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THE DAILY EVKisiflQ TELEGRAPH P1IILA IjELPHlA, T1TURSDA7, APRIL 13, 181.
The Philadelphia Gi Trust after Ano
ther Advance from the City The Pica
The Philadelphia Gas Works Company has
never been suspected of having been run un pro
fitably; rather than this, tbe current of public
opinion goes to tbe opposite extreme that it Is
one of tbe richest concerns extant. This is
partially based on the fact that gentlemen who
have an eye to tbe main chance move heaven
and earth almost to be invested with the privi
leges, profits and immunities attaching to a
trusteeship, become within a short period after
attaining it wealthy, and straggle with re
markable earnestness against being displaced;
and partially on the fact is this opinion fixed,
that althongh the city has tried often to get pos
session of these works, thus removing all op
preesive cares from the rulers of the concern,
and in each case presenting the most favorable
terms, the stockholders were unanimous against
any such transfer. The earliest opportunity
when the city Will be able to secure the control
of tbese works, and operate them not to
enrich a few, but pro bono publico
will not occur tintll some , time after
the year 181)0. Until that ' period ar
rives our citizens must accept whatever terms
the Trustees choose to make, and there is no
precedent to warrant the impression that these
will not be for the particular benefit of the
backers of the concern, whether acceptable to
th e people or not.
This afternoon it is quite likely that the Gas
Committee will recommend to Councils the
Jiassage of an ordinance creating a loan of not
ess than $500,000, and perhaps $750,000, the
former amount having been hastily applied tor,
and the necessity for the $250,000 extra being
discovered within the past week. The Gas Com
mittee were on Tuesday afternoon last im
pressed with the importance of the addition at
an expensive set-out given by the Trustees at
the Falls of Schuylkill, the latter having ascer
tained some time since that the tender cord of
generosity was not strung in the hearts but in
tbe stomachs of some of the City Fathers. It
is one of the interesting facts in the history of
the famous Philadelphia Gas Trust, that the im
provements always asked for are invariably to
be found at the Falls of Schuylkill! Our readers
may be anxious to know why they, In common
with the rest of the community, are to be taxed
for this outlay.
The Trustees ordered some time ago the par
tial razeeing of the Ninth ward works, at tbe
terminus of Market street, on the Schuylkill,
and thereupon the retort-houses were demol
ished, the works dismantled, and eight gasome
ters destroyed. This waste of material was
authorized to make loom for extensions
now in progress, and for which a heavy
advance is asked from the city treasurv. They
consist of a one-story brick building. SO feet by
16, to be used as a boiler-house; and a two-story
brick building, 08 by 27 feet, for an engine and
exhauster house, in which has been placed a new
12 horse double acting rotary engine, and in lieu
of the old pump exhausters a large Mackenzie
rotary exhauster capable of passing 150,000 cubic
feet of gas an hour. There has also been erected
at the southwest corner of Twenty-second and
Filbert street, a building 35 by 80 feet, and two
fitorles high, for oillce purposes, and no w a large
force of men is employed in preparing the tank
for the new telescopic gasometer, which is to be
140 feet In diameter, and capable of giving an
additional storage of one million cubic feet. All
the old retort and purifying houses, if not
Welled by this time, are to be soon reduced to
One great objection to this renewal is the re
establibhment of the pas works in the heart of
the city. Their presence not only depreciates
to a very great extent the value of property
well adapted for business purposes, but the sick
ening odors which arise from them spread over
a large and thickly populated dlstrict.and have a
baleful effect npon the health of its denizens.
It would have served the ends of the Gas Trust
as well, and been far more acceptable to a long
Butfering community, if the works had been re
moved to a suburban site convenient for the re
ception of coal. The present area, now covered
witti dismantled works, would have brought
& sum almost large enough to have built a respec
table sized establishment elsewhere, and the
value of 6Urrounding property would ha '0 re
turned a rich revenue Into the city treasury.
Tbe popular opinion is that the Gas Trust has
made money enough to renew its works without
calling npon tbe city to advance it moneys.
Moreover, it has been the custom to rebuild out
of tbe earnings of the concern, and not to bor
row capital for that purpose. It is certainly
cool to ask the tax-payers to aid in maintaining
euch a nuisance as the Ninth ward works have
always been. There is a prespect of this pro
posed loan meeting with a strong opposition in
Church News More Vestry Electionb.
We add the following returns from the vestry
elections of Easter Monday to the already pub
Church of the Messiah, Rev. Rees C. Evan, Rector.
Messrs. Ecgar Janvier, M. D., William J. Bell,
Jeremiah II. Jiaker, John W. Bain, Mattnew Wntte,
Henry Christian, David Thompson, James Boll,
William Ilust);iud, Samuel Close, David Ktusell,
Church of the Redemption, Twenty-second and Col
lowhitl Street. Messrs. V. H. East woo J, Alexander
Crow, Alexander Crow, Jr., Kobert Taylor, Alexan
der Wilson, John Elliot, Sr., George Sheridan, Wil
liam Norns, Adam Bustard, John Mickol, Jotm
Fage, George Drew Phelan.
tit. Timothy, Reed, btlow Eighth. Robert J. Bsres
ford, James S. Bull, Robert Brlggs, William P.
Brown, Charles Culbertsen, M. P. Clover, Samuel
F. Flood, Dr.vV. H. ilutt, Ctiarles J. Lambdln, San
uel J. Lynch, Francis M. Lorrllller, and John
M oi row.
The Free Delivery System This brief
statement will show the growth of tbe postal
free delivery system in Philadelphia: During
January, 1SG5, there were delivered 511,20, mail
letters, 189.7U7 local letters, and 70.037 papers;
a total of 760. 03d.. In the month of March, 1871,
there were delivered 1,055,373 mall letters,
535.249 local letters, and 403,000 papers; a total
of 1,094,288. or an Increase over the total of
Januarys 1805, of almost fifteen hundred thou
sand! In Jauuary, 18t5, 200.B47 letters were
collected, and $7482'84 paid to the carriers; In
March, 1871, 1,310,074 letters were collected, and
$14,304-11 paid to the carriers.
Killing Poultry. Three Germans, recently
arrived from Baltimore, went to a Kirn attached
to a farm-house on the Neck, in tt e vicinity of
the Deering farm, yesterday, and began to kill
poultry. The neighboring farmers gave chase
to the fellows, who were finally captured by
some officers of the Second district. Alderman
Lntz has sent each of them to prison for tbe
extraordinary proceeding. Their names are
Peier Brobeck, Charles Bhultz, and John
A Violent Assault. A Mrs. Myers, who
keeps a tavern at No. 112 South street, was yes
terday morning beaten by a man named John
McDonald. Later in tbe day Myers again went
Into the tavern and smashed a looking-glass
with a spittoon. Officer McCullough placed the
violent lellow under arrest, and Alderman Lutz
has committed him. Mrs. Myersi a very badly
Fight at a Ball. A crowd of men late last
sight, who were iu attendance at a ball at broad
and Spring Garden streets, became engaged in a
fight, which resulted in several damaged faces
and mucb iujury done to wearing apparel. A
squad of police officers dispersed tbe fighters
aud made two arrests. Alderman Massey has
bound the accused over.
The Squares Opened. To-day our public
squares were thrown open for the accommoda
tion of the public. Tbe little boys and girls
who for weeks past have been with longing
eyes looking through the railings at the trim
aud sbady walks within, will hail the fact with
Jump from a Window Elizabeth Moore
jumi. ed from the second-story window of her
midence, on Hunter street, near Tenth, this
luorujng, and injured her leg.
Operation f the Railroads having Ter
mini tm Philadelphia and -Vicinity hir
ing the Year 1870.
We give below the operations of the railroads
which have termini in this city, or which have
direct connections with inch roads, daring the
year 1870. Onr figures are taken from the report
of the Auditor-General for tbe year 1870:
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tFor fourteen mouths.
For thirteen months.
Hon. M. P. Wilder's Lecture on Fruit,
Growing in California The Hon. Marshall
P. Wilder and party from Boston arrived at the
Continental Hotel last eveniuff. Mr. Wilder has
just returned from Amherst and Dartmouth Col
leges, where he has delivered his lecture on
California before the literary societies of those
institutions, by particular request, and with
much commendation. Hon. Horace Capron,
Commifsloner of Agriculture, has sent to the
Horticultural Society, from the department
at Washington, several wax models of
California fruit, large pine cones
from the gigantic pine trees, and other
curiosities ot this kind, to be exhibited at Wil
der's lecture to-night, at Horticultural Hall,
which promises to be a grand ovation, as half
the bou-e has been taken by members of the
Horticultural Society, and tickets for the re
maining seats are selling very rapidly. Those
who intend to be present at the lecture should
secure front seats at once at Dreer's, No. 714
Chesnut street, and at Mr. Gould's Piano Rooms,
No. Chesnut street. The Park Commis
sioners have Jnvited Mr. Wilder and party to
visit Fairmount Park, on Friday afternoon,
when Messrs. Vaux and Olmstead, the cele
brated landscape gardeners, will be present,
aiid the beauties of the park will be exhibited
to this distinguished guest.
Mission Work in the Citt. From a letter
addressed by the lady in charge to the superin
tendent of the sewing school at Mission Chapel,
No. 225 South Ninth street, we learn that the
school was started on the 10th of December last.
The note says:
Of the fifteen children who promised to attend
only three were present. But we were not dis
couraged; our truHt was In God. On the following
Saturday, there was an increased attendance, and
every successive week has added to the number,
until we now have elphty-slx scholars. No more can
be received, for want of room. Most of the children
are from the neighborhood of the mission. With
them have come faithful teachers. Materials in
sutllcient quantity hve also been supplied by kind
frlcnas. The object Is to benent tbe children spirit
ually, as well as teach them to sew.
We have found the sewing school to be a door to
the Sunday-school, of which a number of our girls
are regular attendants.
Our school will close on the last of April, when the
devoted teachers, whose desire is, as It always has
been, to gratify a well as to Instruct, will give the
children an entertainment. A prize is to be awarded
the best sewer, and each girl is to have the garments
she has made during the winter. Besides, one er
two beautiful hymns are to be sung by the girls, and
the ten commandments are t be repeated in con
cert. A Man Assaulted at Ninth and Chesnut
Streets. Last evening about 10 o'clock Mr.
John E. McDonough was conversing with a
friend at Ninth and Chesnut streets, when he
was approached by a man named John Charles,
who.after uttering some insulting epithet, struck
Mr. McDonough a blow on the cheek. A friend
of the assatlant, called John Nespy, also assisted
in tbe assault. Mr. McDonough defer ded him
self and handed over Nespy lmo the custody of
a police oflicer. Nsspy was before Alderman
Jones this morning, aud has been held in iSOO
Charles, after striking the blow, managed to
escape, and has not yet been arrested.
Fight on Chesnut Street. Alexander
Purple, last night, on Chesnut street, near
Ninth, was assaulted by another man named
James Mead. Purple was knocked to the pave
ment, bleeding profusely from a wound on the
side of the head, which on exaininotian proved
to be of small consequence. The affair caused
much excitement, and stories were bandied
around tbe streets that a "bloody tragedy" had
been enacted, "two men murdered," etc., etc.
Mead has not been arrested. The parlies are
well known in the vicinity.
Tbe musical entertainment this evening ia
Camden, at Morgan's Hall, promises to be a
succeEs. Tbe programme is well arranged, and,
under tbe direction of Professor H. A. Clarke,
will doubtless give to our friends great satisfac
tion. The Assault on Kendio Peter Ehrenberg,
better Known as "Pete Pretzel," an ex-Democratic
policeman, instigated by one of tbe noto
rious brothers Burns, was tbe one who made tbe
brutal attack on private officer Kendig recently,
lie Is in the lock-up awaiting a hearing.
Indecenct John McDary was yesterday
arretted at Howard street and Girard avenue
by Oflicer Smith, of the Tenth district, for inde
cency in tbe streets. Tbe accused has been
held in ilOOO bail by Alderman Shoemaker.
Trifling Fike A foul chimney caused a
trifling fire this morning in a house In Irwin's
court, a small thoroughfare running west from
Twenty-third street, and above Spring Garden
Corner Loungers. Four corner loungers
were arrested last night at Twenty-second aud
Brown streets, and two more at Sixteenth and
Callowhill streets. The parties have been placed
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TlIE MAYOR'S OPINIONS.
lie Oppose the Laying of Railway Tracks
n Broad Street, and Aaks Councils to
This afternoon the Mayor sent into Councils
the following important and Interesting mes
sages: To tJie Select and Common Councils of the City
of Philadelphia Gentlemen: I have been Informed
that the Thirteenth and Flrtoenth streets Pasnenger
Railway Company are preparing to lay tracks on
Bread street, northward from Federal street to
Columbia avenue, with a view to running passenger
cars thereon; and believing that this use of Broad
street will be very obnoxious to a large majority of
the people of Philadelphia, nd that the right tnns
claimed to be exercised is of doobiiul validity, I re
spectfully ask such attention as jon thluk the sub
hecent events have unmistakably shown that the
people of Philadelphia regard Broad Bireet as a prin
cipal avtnue. which should aiwavs be kept unob
structed, in fulDlmetit of the public promise made by
the LeRlslature In 1H06, and uuless the railroad com
pany has acquired a clear aud nndlsputable legal
right thus to obstruct the street, their attempt so to
do snould be at once stopped. A hasty examination
of the charter of the company nnder which this right
is claimed Induces me to believe that it caunot be
sustained. The company through which this right
is supposed to be derived had a doubtful existence.
Its proceedings seemed to oe full of irreflralariites;
and lto Intended use of being an adjunct of a foreign
corporation having been prevented by judicial au
thority, the execution of any of its powers and fran
chises appears te have been suspended, if not en
The passage by the Legislature of the act of 18C6,
declaring that Broad street, of its entire length aud
breadth, shall forever be kept clear and free lrorn ail
railing or other obstructions, speaks plainly' the ob
ject intended to be attained, especially as the earlier
sections of the same act authorized the removal of
any track previously laid on that street The provi
sion by the Legislature first for the removal of the
existing railways on Broad street, and next for the
prevention of any future Incumbrances of that kini,
it was supposed w as sutllctent to secure the enjoy
ment of that public avenue to its fullest extern, in
order to guarantee to the owners of pro
perty on the street that the moneys
expended by tliein for paiug ami
other improvements shall be falthftuJy applied ; It is
made a contract, for anexpressed consideration, by
which the Legislature deprived even Itself of the
power of revoking the privileges thus granted, or of
changing the condition of Broad street at any future
time. That it was Intended to repeal any existing
rights, such as are now asserted, is clear, ami I
therefore recommend that you promptly adopt such
measures as you deem necessary to settle eilectually
whether the legislative purposes shall be fully ac
complished, and anything done by you shall have
my cordial aid prompt co-operation.
Very respectfully, Daniel M. Fox.
The Encroachments of Tclearaph Compa
nies. The second message read thus: .
Having been recently apprised by one of the nigh
Constables that some person or persons In the em
ploy of one or more telegraph companies were, with
a view of placing telegraphic wires thereon, engaged
in planting large poles on tbe footways of Fifteenth
street, between Market and Chesnut streets, with
out the consent or knowledge of Councils, and with
out the authority ot law, I imtnedlateiy ordered
steps to be taken to put a stop to the movement, re
sulting in the arrest of one of the workmen there
found so engaged, who, upon a hearing
before Alderman Kerr, commlttiug magistrate
at the Central Police Station, was held in 600 bail
for his appearance at the nex term of the court of
Quarter tessions of the peace and for the city and
county to answer the charge of creating a nuisance
and obstructing the publlo highway. The individual
nnder arrest, li is said, is an employe oi either the
Western Union or the Atlantic and Ohio Telegraph
Company, which of them It does not clearly appear
the former being, as we have reason to believe, a
foreign corporation, and the latter having certain
restrictions aud modi Ucations in its charier which
make it extremely doubtful as to its right
te place poles on any of the strews,
at least without the consent of Coun
cils; but as there are a largo number of these mag
netic telegraph cotupanlts now having otllces in our
city, some of which resort to the dangerous expe
dient of running their wires over the house-tops,
from chimney to chimney, whilst others do not
hesitate to use whatever streets they please, placing
their poles thereon without regard to tue public
convenience, Dor whether it artects the rights of
stores or dwellings, or does injury to flag, granite,
or good brick pavement, using poles of such width
appearance and height as may best suit their pur
pose, and that, too, without the slightest knowledge,
consent of, or even communication with the city au
thorities. I have deemed It my duty in protection of
the public interests to cause the arrest referred to
to be made, in order, if possible, to have a judicial
determination of the question as to whether the city
authorities have been atl'ected in their jurisdiction
or control over the public highways In this respect.
I accordingly call your attention to this matter,
with the recommendation that such measures should
be adopted as will either put an end to these en
croachments npon the rights of the city, or by
judicial decisions have the position or tbe city so
deiined In this connection ; and if we have lost any.
power, we ma? know what legislative remedy to
apply to recover the same.
Daniel M. Fox.
Children Bitten by a Mad Doo. A mad
dog at Eighteenth and Jefferson streets last
evening bit two children. Police Oflicer Klopp
bhot the rabid animal.
Fell Dead Hugh Carroll, aged 72 years,
residing at No. VJ'M Earp street, fell dead this
morning. The Coroner has been notified.
FRAUDULENT TOTES IX CONNECTICUT
Thclteported Blunder In One of the Wards
of New Haven.
From the Hartford Courtmt, April 11.
At last we have clear and full evidence of one of
the frauds which the Republicans believe have for
several years been committed in New Haven. Trie
Democratic counters figured and the Democratic
moderator returned too more votes for English in
tbe Fourth ward of New Haven than were actually
cast! The facts can be established to the perfect
satisfaction of any man. They are substantially as
Whole number votes registered 1404
Number not votlDg... igu
Number legally voting mu
Illegal votes cast a
Subtract 19 votes for assessors put in the State
box, and the total for Governor becomes 1197. But
the vote returned Is:
For Jewell , 679
For English 718
Total ; i9i
Fraudulent excess ioo
One year ago the Republican caavass in tnls waf'l
gave tbe Democrats about 6U n ajority, and the Dd
mocrats themselves claimed only about 60. But they
made the returns give English about su. The lie
publicans then believed that they were cheated,
and they determined to keep closer watch the next
time. The check list baa ouen repeatedly and most
carefully counted. It justifies the statement above
given 1404 voters registered, luo not voting, i ille
gal votes. Total for Governor, after subtracting the
votes for assessors, im. But by giving Kngilsti T18
votes, Instead of 818, they made the total 1297, which
Is 10(i more than could possibly have been given.
B th the Democratic aud Repablican registrars
certided to tne correctness of the list. Thsre are
vt-ry nearly the same number of votes given for the
Republican candidates for Representatives as for
the Republ'cau State ticket. But 100 more votes
are declared for the Democratic- State ticket than
for the Democratic Representatives! Men who
watched the polls all day say there could not possi
bly be any such discrepancy. There could not have
been more than half a dozen diitVrence.
After the count had beeu linished on the evening
of the election, Democratic tickets were found be
tween the oil-cloth cover and the table. One theory
as to the manner in whloh the fraud was committed
is this: The Democratic counters proposed to
connt the "cltan" (or onscratched) tickets by
fifties. But after the bundles had been quite
or nearly made up, they coucluded to
count by hundreds, but they did not double up all
the packages! bo that in two instances packs of
tifty were counted as hundreds, making a clear gatn
of one hundred. In the meantime the Republican
counters were kept buy counting Republican clean
ticktts or scattering votes.
Henry Hawthorne, claiming to be a cousin
of Nathaniel Hawthorne, tbe uoveliot, was re
cently diowued near (Sacramento, Cal.
Wo. 1033 CHESNUT STKBET,
HATTERS AT WASH1HGTQ3I.
Success of the New ItO&n
The Official Absentee Nuisance.
The Outrages on the Frontier.
The Reports Exaggerated.
The Trouble at Harrisburg.
Legislation at a Standstill,
FROM TBE STATE.
Special Despatch to The Evening Teleqroyph.
The Dead-nock tu tlic Lrglxlature on the
Harrisburg, April 13 The confusion in the
Legislature increases dally, and the two houses
are now at direct issue on the Apportionment
bill. The conflict bids fair to result, before
Saturday, In a total and absolute stoppage of
all work. At present the business of the houses
are mere form. At least two thousand bills af
fecting private Interests are tied np. If a grand
rupture takes place all these bills will fall.
The Senate refuses or neglects to pass the
Appropriation bill, and it is possible, but hardly
probable, that this may fall with the rest. The
members are understood to have already drawn
over $140,000 of their pay, but the various pub
lic institutions of the State will suffer. Tbe
conference apportionment committees of the
Senate and House met last evening, and agreed
to disagree. Tbe whole matter is in their
hands. The present condition is without prece
dent, and terribly distressing to parlies having
an interest in legislation.
Special Denpateh to The Evening Telegraph.
(inlet Restored In the Mining Region.
Harrisbcbg, April 13. General Osborne
telegraphs to the Governor this morning, from
Scranton, "All quiet. The prospects of adjust
ment are blight."
WAsmuQTON, April 13.
Special Despatch to Th Ew-ning TetegrapK
. The Sew Loan.
The largest subscription yet received to the
new loan came to-day from New York, from
the Park Bank, beinir one million one hundred
and fitly thousand dollars. Sixty millions are
already taken. Secretary Bontwell has received
positive assurance that the foreign loan will
Owing to frequedt complaints made agatn3t
Territorial officers absenting themselves from
their posts of duty without leave, and drawing
salaries for months without performing any
service, President Grant has directed u pro
clamation to be Issued calling the officers' atten
tion to tbe law in such cases, and directing that
in future the heads of departments shall grunt
leave of absence to such ollicers only for reasons
of the most urgent character, and for the short
est possible time.
Ivu-klux aud Amnesty.
Notice was given to-day in the Senate that as
soon as the Ku-klux bill was disposed of, the
Amnesty bill will be strongly urged.
The Outrages on the Frontier.
The Government has telegraphed to our
authorities to ascertain the truth of the reported
killing of United States soldiers at Fort God
win by Mexican troops. It is the impression
that the affair is greatly exaggerated.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. J
Exclusively to The Evening Teleqraph.
Washington, April 13. Lieutenant Maursel
13. Field has been ordered to ordnance duty at
the New York Navy Yard; Master Charles VV.
Christopher to report to Chief of Bureau of
Navigation for duty; Paymaster Henry W.
Meade and Chief Engineer Lackey to the
Wachusett; Lieutenant-Commanders Cottou,
Gliddon, and Nields, Lieutenant Graham, Mas
ters Cornwell and Niahols, Ensigns Turner,
Mahan, Monahan, and Coffin, and several minor
officers have been detached from the Tennessee
and ordered to the Wachusett.
Captain Temple, Lieutenant-Commander
Wilde, Surgeon McMa6ter, Passed Assistant
Surgeon Fort, Assistant Surgeon Ruths, Chief
Engineer Macomb, and other miner officers of
the Tennessee are placed on waiting orders.
Lieutenant-Commander Hayward has been
ordered to the Naval Academy.
PEXXSYLVANI A LEGISLATURE.
HjHiBISiirBO. April 13 Mr (Jonnell presented s peti
tion from 'J" rit'T.i'DB of Philadelphia for tliBabulittniuolH
of ths Publio Rnildiofri Oatniuiuion.
Mr. Brooke, one fr tbe passage of an act for the re
moval of the Ijiraretto and (juaraatine Station to tUe
aoutb point of Tinicum Island.
Mr. Deohert, one from tbe America Hone OoraB'ny
pra)inn for tbe passage of an tot low pending chmzinij
tbe charter of tbe r ire Association of Poiladuluhia, so as
to enable them to dirids their capital among the compa
nies comprising tbe same.
An act tor tbe relief ol John Brady, of Harrisburg, was
An aot relative to the taxation of the bonds and stock
of the banville, Uaziuton, and Wilkesbarre Kailroad
Company, with an amendment.
An set transferring tbe proceeds arising from lioonaes
granted tavern-keepers, brewers, peddlers, distillers, nnd
otbnrs, from the State treasury to county treasuries;
bavng been amended by striking out the brat section,
which provides for such transier, leaving that portion of
tbe bill relative to tbe licnnHini of tavern.
An aot exempting members of the National Guard from
jury duty, as committed.
An act repealing ibe act of May, lHtil, setting apart
forty acres of tbe Almsnouse ground tor a park.
Mr. Hentzey iatroducd a bill to incorporate the Col
lege of the Deaf ana Dumb in Philadelphia.
Air. Ksndali, one for promoting, improving, and ad
vancing the ouahioation and for rexulatiag the govorn
mvntot grade, of stationary eigineers, for bettv Sifntv
ot persons employed in aud about the anthracite ooal
mint! ot Penusylvanitt.
A resolution was introduced by Mr. Boileao to allow
new bills to be introduced into tbe House to day.
Air. Strang (Republican) moved to amend lr adding,
"and that the House will not consider any private bills
during this session of tbe Legislature uuless the urns
tball have been introduoed before next luesday." this
auieudniert was agreed to.
Air. ohalisBt moved to prohibit the consideration of
any "public" bills unless the same have been already in
Mr. Leonard movsd to prohibit the introduction rf any
"ptibiio ' bill alter next lutbituy osised to 63 loS4.
The whole resolution, with all the auiondmea:, was then
deieated by 8s yens to M u-ja.
Air. Johuaon atked leave to offer the following rosolu-
tion, but the Heu.e refused to give ibe assent of two
thirds of its members tor its oonsiileration :
il !!, Tbe Heu.e baa passed tbe Appropriation bill
some rkree weeks or more Ago, as well as other public
bills, all of bicn bavd been in the Senate for an unusual
length of time without any action, without even a meeliug
Of tbe committee to which the Appropriation bill was re
ferred; and lurtber, that the House has passed nearly or
quit a thousand private bills en which the Senate bas
f f used or neglected to take auy action ; therefore
HrsvUfl, That this House, bning a concurrent branch of
the Legislature, now declares that it will pass no piivate
till until tbe Senate proceeds to the consideration of
bills now before lhat I'oily, sod that the Cljrk of the
i)i use be instruct d to noliif the benate that tho House
ill be ready to adjourn .t UU at any time after tne 2 1st
of April nt'Xt.
I be House bill providing for a geological survey of the
State was considered. It was favored b? Messrs. Mo
Jui, kin, Stone, an.1 others, aud opposed by Mr. tiagar,
ane was indefinitely po-tponed by a vote of 67 to H.
New York Produce Market.
Kkw Yoks, April 11 Cotton heavy; sale toon
hales uiid'lllhg uplands atl4o. ; iuIiMUuk Orieaua at
Ib'.c. Flour steady ; sales botM) barrel State at
ItiiaT 10; Western, at i-T fio; Ohio at J6-7U 7-8o;
(southern at td-UuK. Wheat flriner; No. 1 ne at
1 1 Cu(,i-e2; winter red amber at l'63'alT. Corn
buoyant and advanced l(e. : sales 41,000 buHtielg
new mixed Western at 77ii4Ttt,o. Oats Urm; sales
lS.OhO bushels at kv4?0C. Beef quiet. I'ork quiet;
new mean, fis-76. Lard quiet at llglUo, Whukj
steady at VOX c.
Debates in Both Houses
The Old 4th of March
X?o Longer a Day of Xftark.
Later lrom Europe.
ZZeavy Fighting Blear Paris,
Evening Cable Quotations.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
by associated press.J
Exclusively to The Evening J-elegraph.
Heavy Conflict In Progress.
London, April 13 A despatch fromVer-
eailes Inst night states that there is no news as
to the progress of the conflict believed to be
going on between tbe French troops and Com
munists. Heavy firing was heard in the direc
tion of Vanvres and Montrouge, where the
nenrgents have been massed for some days in
heavy columns. Marshal MacMahon is directing
the movements of the army in person. It is
reported that Assv and Bergeret have been con
demned to death by the Commune for high
The issue of railway tickets from Brussels to
Paris has been stopped.
Lonpon, April 13-4-30 P. M Consols closed at
93 for money and 93 for account. American secu
rities quiet. 6-21)8 or 18628, 93; Of 1S058, Old, 92 fi i;
Of 1867, 91S't 10-tOS, 89';.
LivBRPOoL, April 13 4-80 P. M. Cotton closed
dull; uplHndH, 7(d7)t1. ; Orleans, 7fit. Sales to
day 10,000 bales, of wliicU 2000 were taken for specu
lation and export.
London, April 134-30 P. M. Cumberland cut
Special Despatch tq The Evening Telegraph,
The 4th of March.
Washington, April 13. The House has been
engaged for two hours in discussing the Senate
amendment ropealing the law requiring Con
gress to organize on the 4th of March. Messrs.
Dawes. Banks, Beck, and a number of leading
members favored the repeal, while Messrs.
Hoar, Butler, and Garfield opposed it. It was
finally adopted by a vote of 99 to 98. Mr. Hale,
of Maine, offered an amendment extending the
time of the repeal to the Forty-second Congress,
which was voted down by a large majority.
The President stated to-day that he did not
see any good that was likely to result by organ
izing on the 4th of March. Ho thinks that Con
gress ought to repeal the tenure-of-ofllce act.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
New Tokk, April 13. An attempt was made
last night by Edward Kellogg, recently de
feated in an action for divorce by his wife, to
abduct three of his children from their home in
Brooklyn. The police prevented the act. The
case goes to the courts.
Lenox, Mass., April 13. Ths Hou, Henry W.
Bishop died this morning.
FROM THF. WEST.
by associated press.J
Exclusively to The Kvenina Telegraph.
Jlnrglary In St. Louis.
St. Louis, April 13. The residence of Colonel
John Kaapp, one of the proprietors of the Mis
souri liepublican, was burglarized on Tuesday
night, and two baskets filled with table ware,
several articles of clothing and other valuables
were carried off.
The Democratic National Convention.
The Times of this morning editorially claims
that St. Louis is the imst proper place for hold
ing the next Democratic convention.
An Incendiary Fire at Nevada, Mo.,
Ia8tlhur6day destroyed $15,000 worth of pro
CON G RE S S .
FOKTV.SECO.-U TKIt U-Fl tt-ST SESSION.
Wabhinoton, April IS. Tho Vice-President appointed
Messrs. WiUon and Carpenter visiiors to West Point.
Nlr. Wilson, upon his own request, was exooaed from
service on the huuihern outride investigation.
Mr. Kobertson gave notice that he would ask for a vote
on an amendment to tne ordnr of business to permit
aotiun on the tieueral Amnesty bill as soon a the Ku klnx
bill was disposed ot.
The reaular ordur, the Ku-klux bill, waa then proceeded
Mr. Thnrman took tbe floor in a lengthy argument
apsmst the ceutraliz'nx tendencies of tne bill.
In a critical examination of the delects of tbe bill he
reviewed first tbe substitution of tae Federal tor the
btate conrts, to the disparagement of tbe latter. He ex
plained tiis cuntidenco in the justice and impartiality of
tbe judiciary oi bis own estate. He was unwilling to s ty to
tbe people of Ohio that the OonKresaot the Uuitod .Slates
distrusted tbe judges or the atate coarls. As to tuu
second section he could approve of some part of it, wa. Ue
other parts were highly ob)eotionahle.
Its statement ot a conspiracy was too vagne. What was
meant in tbe language ot the lull by "tbe privileges anJ
immunities of citizens of the Uuited Stales," ar oepriviug
a cmien ol "th due and equal protection of the laws!"'
'lu constitute a connpiracy it was eot n .ices' try thai a
oonibiuaiitiu should do any evert act at all. Th combi
nation itself made the ortense.
'I he Utnt to be attributed t person, that of com
bining, was not defamed, and tne utmost discretion in
framing indictments a to this intent w placed in tbe
head ol district attorney ignorant of Uw, of wuom tbe e
were msoy in tbe houth, where the judges were iitclo
better, the Government taking such a it could get. while
the grand jurie were probably two-thirds illiterate
Dfbe!,prov'''io" ot the bill, in rfgard to a conspiracy
taiusi a United States othcer while disunarging his du
ties, had bten amended by tne Judiciary (Jomniitte j br
ad. iag the words, ' or while engag.id in the discharge of
hii- duties." by this, any person tiospassing upon the pro
perty, in Illinois, of a l ednral otticer engaged iu Wasinug
tos, woiiltl be lialle toall the penalties of tbe bill. I'm
wlu.le undertaking to punish offense axaiant State l.iws
tbrcugu tbe inaeliioery of the Federal Government w.:(
plainly unconstitutional. Aan iuislanoa of tiie monstrous
pains ard penalties of tbe bill, Mr. Tburman saidtu it
it Mr. buinner' supplementary civil rigbls bill
sl OLld pass, then under this sectuo, lue pror ietnrt or
the Ailmgion or any otb.r liist ciss li. el would be li'tbie
to a fiat of 'x u aud six mon' bs' imprisonment fur anun
iug while and colored guests to separate litules, or ailing
to provide lor both at tbe same tallies. The same nla
good as to auy prosrietor of a public conveyance or place
ot publio amusement. Un the other liuod, a lew darsies
for robbing tbe ben roost or plundering tbe pi pea of
a whue wau, would culler tbe same penalties for huvnig
lnuinged upon '-the immunities and privilege of A tne
ricau citizens.'1 'I bese sections might give rise to vexa
tious aad harassing propositions, but tbeir extraordinary
severity would practically make them a dead lottor. 'i lie
tssrnce nt tbe measure was in the third and fourth sec
tions, which vented the President of United Citatea with a
power now only wieldtu by the rulun of i'urkoy and tue
t'zsruf hustia. lie could Bt will declare war against the
people of any Mate, and suspenc the writ of habeas oorpus
there. 'I bis power of suspension wa a legislative power,
and could not be delegated to the Fresiduut.
lis unreserved surrenOor to a Presidential candidate
was most dangerous to tbe libertine of the country ins
question now was, whether we are to have hut one star
iu stead of tbirtv seven uoon our tlag ; whether the IMaie
Governments, "the source of our prosperity," are to be
obliterated, and with them eur whole system Ireegov-
"'ouoiioo of Mr. Trumbull the Secretary of the In
terior was directed to furnish a statement of tbe popula
tion of lb United blates, giving the representative and
total pepulstion of each (iUle separately, a ascertained
by the mntn census.
Air, Uuiwu an spoke at longt- vindication of tae re-
enrstrt ieHo meat re. Re attributed Beiftrit n hooMHty
to the (loveroment, aool disorder ia the Sonth, to tae
fleet of Northers Democratic opiakm aed example,
Mr. Psrwwm, member lect r reiki Oonaeeticet, appeared
aad tm k the oath.
The bill introdnoed yesterday by Mr. Parker, aethnrl.
Ing the evaatrwrtioa of a brlrre acmes the Miisonri river
at or r fit. Joseph wa taken ap, aiecuMed, a leaded,
Mr. HolmsB presented a eo mnnlcaUen from the
Toaeg Men' Christian Association of Washington ask
ing the of the hall of the Hens of Repreeentativee
for two public meeting of tbe general eoeiventioa of del,
gaie from leimllar oclstion tbroegbont th United
Mates, to be bald on the tAlh of May next, and aaked
aanimen consent to submit a motion to that effect.
Mr. Willard objected.
Mr. Lowe asked consent to Introduce and pat oa tte
pssasg a bill for the sale of VheOheroAM land in Kansa
to actual settler.
Mr. Kendall objected to tbe Introdactlon of any bill for
consider ti on.
1 he House thea proceeded to the cons! deration of the
ftsnate amendments to t he Deficiency bill, th question
being on the amendment repealing the law which re
quire tbe meeting ot each new Uongres en tbe fourth of
Mr Leonard Myers offered an amendment, providing
that the repeal shall not take effect until after (he ex
piration of the Forty-eeoond Oongresai
Mr. Oobarn argu-d against tbe repeal of the law. He
lisped to see tbe day when men would eeaae to talk about
ct -ordinate branches of tbe Government, a there wae
bntose great power in the country, end that wa the
f eople, ltoe views were expressed through Congress,
le favored any poliov whioh would take power from the
Kiecntive and loflge it in the hand ol the people through
Mr. Garfield attributed the proposed repeal to the de
sire of tbe Senate to be loft alone to exercise the great
power which it had obtained and extended within the last
few years, but he could not understand why the House
ebonld so consent to ignore it own exiitence.
Mr. Beck spoke in favor of the repeal of tbe la, and re
ferred to tbe probability of tbe next House and the next
administration being Democratic.
Mr. Hank could see very strong reason for th repeal
of the law, and none whatever applicable to the con
tinuance. The first objection to it was that it required
tbe organization of the House at tbe beginning of an ad
ministration, before it was kaown what the policy or per
none of that administration was to be. Another objec
tion to it was that it. gave the old members who were re
elected control of the organization of the House.
This led to th formation ef a ootori in the Hons, and
thua the changes made in the representation were alto
gether ineffective. He hoped, therefore, that the law
would be repealed. If the House were to be organised, it
ebonld have a complete and perfect organization, and
that could only be obtained by a ioet.poneinent until such
time a members could have an ooportunity of forming a
deliberate judgment a to what they had to do.
Mr. How argued against a repeal of the law. He re
garded the rijopesed repeal as another attempt on tbe
part of tbe Senate to p'asp into it own band all tbe
powirof the Government, and te remove these powere
from tbe Vxseutive on the one side and from the people's
representatives on the other side.
Mr. Oox argued in favor of the repeal of the law. After
n exhausting session of over three months it wa diffi
cult for the re-elected member to go to work npon new
legislation and on a new policy. Tne present session had
been pernicious and pestiferous. In almost every conceiv
able degree. A to the policy of the administration, it did)
not amount to anything.
Tbe President in one of his message had objected to
free sbips, but bad afterward come in with a special
message at the tail of tho session in favor of fro hips,
but the House had refused to sustain that policy; but
when it came to soldier messagoe. to the policy of force.
Congress waa willing enough to give tbe President the
power of the sword through a Ku klux bill. He belived
that the body of the people would rather that Congress
should go away. All it legislation tended to the disturb
ance of the business interest of the country. Congress
. did sot de anything for tbe purpose ef reducing taxation
orot reviving trade. The trade of the country was crip,
pled, aad even tbe bonds of the Government were falling
in the market.
Mr. l.jnch asked Mr. Cox whe'her the last Congress
had not reduced taxation f lHU,t4ki,tO0, and whether he
(Mr. Coi) hid not Vntod against that.
Mr. Cox teplied mat tbe reduction wa only $80,000,000,
and that it was s 11 a sham, as it discriminated improperly
Mr. hcotield favored tbe repeal of the law, and argue J
that tbe real question was wbether it wa better for Con
giesstomeet at the commencement of warm weather or
Mr Donnsn argued against the rereal, contending that
this preliminary session wa useful ia training new mem
ber to their outiee.
Mr. Kerr declared himself In favor of its unqualified
repeal. He contended that tbe industrial interest ef the
country were more properous and ware better oonduoted
hen Congress was Dot, in session than when it was, be
cause Congress w as apt to enact laws that were irritating
and cistuibing to tne material interests of the country.
Mr. Kaunas argued egsiusithe repeal.
Mr. bingbam replied to some of the argument made la
favor ot tbeiapral.
Mr. Dawes, speaking in favor of the repeal, said that the
present session was a oiistake, and that they should have
more to repen' of tban to boast of after all was doo. If
anything had occurred within the last few days to make
t he 1 ei pie forgive Congress for its dissensions and wrang
ling! nnd for the ceeo wound irilicioJ on the
Republican party in the other end
of tbe Capitol, the more dangerous beoanse they were
bleeding internauy, it was that moderate counsels bad
found their nttcrunce in legislation ratuer than extreme
measures. It waa only that moderation that saved tho
present session of Congress from being an unmitigated
evil, in th- judgment ct tbe people.
Mr. liutlor, of Massachusetts, replying to Mr. Dawes'
remarks about moderate counsel having prevailed, aaid
that gentleman bad got measure a little differently
worded trom those which he proposed, but that they were
not a bit more modern to.
'I be debate having ciossd, Mr. Leonard Myers withdrew
Mr. Lynoh moved that the repeal shall not go into effect
till after the termination ot tho Forty-fourth Congruas.
Keji eted r:6 to SO.
1 be Ki nat e amendment repealing the law wa then con
curred in yeas, fu: nays. RM.
'I he Speaker hnving hesitated some seconds in announc
ing the ayes, had it explained that his hesitation wasas t
whether he should exercise tbe right which be had of
voting and pronouncing a tie, hut that after considera
tion he declined to exeroise that right.
RULLOFF TIIE MURDERER.
Statements of the Criminal How Ills Ac
complices were drowned.
Itullort has made a full and connected state
ment in regard to the flight of himself and hift
accomplices, Jarvls and Dexter, after the mur
der of the clerk Mirlek on the night of the 17th
of August laet. Alter the fatal shot was fired
as Kulloff afllrms, by Jarvls they asslstedjDex
ter out of the store, he being so badly wounded
in the encounter with the clerk that he could
scarcely support himself. They went as rapidly
as possible towards the Chenango river. Oa
tbe way Dexter fainted once from loss of blood,
and Jarvls also showed signs of exhaustion,
owing to his injuries. Upon reaching tho
bank of the river they baited, and discussed
for a few minutes the chances of getting
across safely; but although they had misgivings
as to their success, there was no alternative,
an i thev at once plunged into the water, and
at once found themselves beyond their depth.
Dexter grasped hold of Rulloli, and clung to
birn with his hands and winding
his legs about him. Tbe latter only
raved himself from drowning by breaking away
from his companion after a fearful struggle.
Dexter sank, and reappeared once, and entreated
Kulloff and jarvls to save him; but the latter,
although a good swimmer, was himself rapidly
fulling, and the former thought it more prudent
to keep aloof. lie sank again, nnd soon cama ,
up aud Honied on tne water.
Jarvls put forth every effort to reach the op
posite thore, but the injuries he had received at
the hands of the murdered clerk were oo serious
that his strength failed him, and he was
drowned. Kullull says he swam across the river,
a 1,(1 on looking back as he was climbing up tho
bank, be saw iu the light of the moon the bodies
of his late companions in crime floating slowly
down the river. He says that If Jarvls had suc
ceeded in getting to the west shore his injuries
would have prevented him from walking a step.
Kulloff will give no account of where he went,
or how he concealed himself, up to tut time of
his arrest, ten miles from Binghamton, six day ft.
alter the murder. It will be remembered that
at tbe examination before tbe Coroner, Kulloff
refuted to show bis hat, and the Coroner not
Insisting upon it, the hat was left in his posses-
ston, iiLd cut into nieces by him in his cell, lie
now says that his reason tor so doing was thai
there was blood in the hat, coming from a sever
wound made in his head by the cold-chisel
thrown down the stone steps by the clerk, Bur
rows, on the night of the murder. Kulloff had
concealed the woiiud by washing all the blood
awav, and arranging his hair over it in a par
ticular manner. 11 is shirt was also drenched
with blood, and Le tore that up.
It is importable to induce Kulloff to make any
further revelations, lie maintains the same
rtolid indifference to his fate that has characte- '
lized him throughout his trial and seutnnce, and
devoirs bis whole atteutiou to his "philological
Investigations," upon which subject he will
dilate to visitors an long as they will listen. It
is still hoped that a full confessiou may be had
from him in repaid tu the plannlug of the rob
bery, and tbe subsequent bloody events,
although he says that his statements to the
court at Eluiira conuiued all that he has to say
in the matter.
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