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THE DAILY EVKisiflQ TELEGRAPH P1IILA IjELPHlA, T1TURSDA7, APRIL 13, 181. CITY INTBIiLIURnGE. STILL IIUKGRT. The Philadelphia Gi Trust after Ano ther Advance from the City The Pica this Time. 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 ruins. 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 Councils. Church News More Vestry Electionb. We add the following returns from the vestry elections of Easter Monday to the already pub lished list: 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, James McC'oucii. 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 Luringer. 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 injured. 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 delight. 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. BAILK01DS. 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: 00 -1 8 OI VMM I 8 Btock autho rized by tow. "e etc "" i c o - O ; e o 5 e Amount of 8uck nou Paid in. isiiiiiiliiiiiiilii to o w KO t- 00 C 00 v Amount 9 Floating and Funded dcbU j-ijc, J J -1 jr. 4 to o p , (a j- o kj "V to w'biV co "go Cost of Road and Equip menU i'cr cfi h- iu c c -i yil) w V o ct Length Jioad in Miles cctoor-coocoocrocotcoo i-- "to 9 mVm W f an o "'iVw ' I i- ar C-co od" I ' I C.K.W. -.4-ikjw V4a ooSw- Xumber of Paknenge r b Carried keeo ? e e Grom amount of Tonnage, r". r r: A rC O . O ?C rC OD . Ci . - o . Mc-Kica w- j . . . HMft't tC CO J HM- to 4- 3 a. OD'M CWC8. Ot rc . tw to l- 10 MM - tO if- 4-. 0 A. k'cc " bt t Total Sxpenvts. eo u . S5 Ci (O Ci ' c m ;x c -i . t fiu S X K. a 3. -4. OM S. iCOir.i-it. X5t- 25. to Total Receipts. o 00 o w. wimeiooi.1 o en . to w With power to increase that amount, 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 bail. 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 street. 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 under Ua.iL s3S: e.jo 9 r : g. . : gs: : gssScEoS: : : r: :H: : fl g: : ! :: : : 2 ; cf : : SSc k1 B. ' : i !: Ms!: : : : : g : : -ff: : : g: : : 3 - : : ::: : g I i : : i Sj g: : : P i i : i : g: : i S: i :: ' ! z . : a : : : . . : : ; S : o 2 : : i : ! ! Si 3: : -e: : i : : : : I ' I . G a 1 ! . i!i;!:F:I;i!i;ii;ii f ::::::::: TlIE MAYOR'S OPINIONS. lie Oppose the Laying of Railway Tracks n Broad Street, and Aaks Councils to Prevent It. 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 ject demands. 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 tirely abandoned. 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. Very respectfully, 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 follows: Whole number votes registered 1404 Number not votlDg... igu Number legally voting mu Illegal votes cast a Total 1210 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. FINE STATIONERY AMD 11121A Wo. 1033 CHESNUT STKBET, 13 tat-sssp TglBD EDITION 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 Apportionment BUI, 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." FROM WASHINGTON. 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 be taken. Ofliclal Absenteeism. 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. Naval Orders. 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. Senate. 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 reported ueK&tively. 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. House. 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 troduced. lObt. 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. FOURTH EDITION COHERESSIDIIAI PROCEEDINGS. 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. FROM EVROPE. 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 treason. The issue of railway tickets from Brussels to Paris has been stopped. Evening Quotation. 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 Bacon, 44s. FROM WASSINOTOJV. 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. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph. Attempted Abduction. 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. Obituary. 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 perty. CON G RE S S . FOKTV.SECO.-U TKIt U-Fl tt-ST SESSION. Senate. 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 with. 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, ploane. 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, and paaeed. 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 March. 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 treir Representative. 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 againtt consumers. 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 of coidfweather. 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 his amenclmmt. 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. HIILADKI.i'HU STOCK EXCHANGE SALES, Reported by De Uavi u A Bro., Kio. id S.TUlrd street. btX'OND BOAR a fiftOO Left V 6s. t p. 05 ttv sti I eh Na. .i')0. 8s V f 4UMJ La-ll told I Hl'i f moo ( a A liur ft 64 87 leo ah hull Nav W ..' ilH UK) all N Cent li.... 40 ltO do 41)4 4ii0hlIeiOMv'e 81. to eVU do 010. So , luo sb funtut K-Uid. 6.' MO do.... s6u. 64 lot) do set). 4f luo do ....bod. 64 lo0 do sd. 641,; Wist) 004 A R.... DOtf luOaariul A JtK..