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VOL. XV. NO. 9G.
PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
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FIRST EDITION
DR. DOLLINGER AND THE POPE.
Champion of Outraged Truth.
Persecution of tho Jews.
A LongChaptcrof Crime
War .Among tho Women.
Pittsburg to bo Made Clean.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
DR. DOLLINGER.
Address of the Professors of Munich Uni
versity to the JSxcommuulcated Theolo
gian Papal Infallibility Strongly De
nounced. The case of Dr. Dol 11 tiger continues to attract
great interest. Dr. Dollingcr receives the sup
port of the Bavarian Minister of Worship, and
the greater number of the Catholic professors of
the Munich Unlver6lty forty-four oat of sixty
two have presented the following address to
him:
In accordance with the other high schools of
Germany we protested, eight months ago,
against the resolutions which the Pope and the
majority of the so-called (Ecumenical Council
attempted to force upon Catholic Christianity
on July 18, last year. tiiuea then the work of
force Inaugurated iu Rome has been continued,
and at a time when tho German nation con
quered on the battle-fields the first place among
the nations of the globe, the bishops of the Ger
man nation assumed the task of oppressing the
consciences. In the service of uuchristian ty
ranny they have brought con fusion and distress
into many honest heart. Their object is to per
secute the firm believers of their faith and to en
chain ns all as much as it Is In their power in tho
Irons of absolutism, which is meant to replace
the functions of reason and right, the traditions
and Holy Scriptures. Whither will this begin
ning lead ? What will become of the Catholic
world and the Fatherland when it is no longer
permitted within the pale of the Church to
unite scientific culture UeUung sincerity of
heart, and liberty of conscience with religious
ness ? In these times of danger, when all exte
rior pillars of support are breaking, it behooves
the high schools to cling to the last and, with
God's help, unbreakable plank of outraged
truth. Upon you, above all, reverend sir, have
the eyes of the nation been directed. You have
fulfilled the general expectation; by your declara
tion of March 23 you have given a pledgo of the
salutary development; you have upheld the right
of free scientific examination and inserted a
page of the highest historical importance in the
annals of the Munich University. Yon had to
decide between a humiliating submission, with
out retrard to right and truth, as demanded of
you, and a diflicult but indispensable duty, aud
you have chosen the right paih. Persevere in
the struggle, reverend sir. Defend yourself with
the shining shield of science, and may it be a
shield of destruction to all those who corrupt
Christianity. At this crisis of our Christian des
tinies we remember the question of the coura
geous Gratrv. "Is God in need of your lie?"
bedarf Gott eurer Luge?), and we and thousands
of true hearts with us answer line you, reve
rend sir, with a clear and decided "No!"
LEAP FOR LIBERTY.
Darin tr Attempted Escape of a Thief He
la Shot Twice Before He Surrender.
The Albany Evening Jonrnal of Saturday
says:
About 11 o'clock this morning an affair took
place in the vicinity of the corner of Jefferson
street and Delaware turnpike, which caused a
tremendous excitement for a time. The facts
are substantially as follows: Officer Frank
Wels, of the Police Court squad, armed with a
bench warrant, went to arrest Uharlee Keefe, a
well-known and desperate character, and an ex
convict, on a charge of grand larceny. The
officer proceeded to the residence of Keefe, No,
2 Delaware turnpike, but the latter seeing him
come, sprang out of a second-story in the rear
on a shed, and springing from thence to the
rround. made his way out in Jefferson street.
Yeis dropped on his little game, however, aud
started for the corner of Jefferson, reaching it
just as the fellow emerged from a yard and ran
rapidly down the street. -
The officer called to him to bait, threatening
to shoot him it be did not. ihis baa no etieet
in decreasing the fugitive's speed, however,
and Wels. pulllne ont his revolver, snapped it,
but from some cause it would not go off. The
chase was continued down Jefferson street to
Dove, through Dove, up Elm, round and down
Jefferson again in the same track, until at last
the fugitive ran into a house on the Delaware
turnpike, a short distance from Jefferson street
Officer Van Bur en was attracted to the scene by
this time, and took np a position in front of the
bouse, while Wels paessd round to the yard in
the rear, intending to close in on and capture
him it possible without bloodshed.
Weis no sooner reached the yard than he
beheld his man coming out of the back door,
and called to him to halt. Keefe ran into the
bouse again, and Weis after him. Before the
officer could seize him. however, he made a
desperate rush, sprang out of the frontdoor
past Van Buren, and started over towards
Madison avenue, at a high rate of speed. Van
Buren called to him to halt several times, but
be still kept on, when the officer, fearing he
would escape, fired two shots after him, both
taking effect In the fleshy part of the right leg.
He continued to run for a distance of thirty or
forty feet after receiving the wounds before he
fell. He lay so still and motionless after falling
that it was at first believed he was killed, but
be Eoon came to, and was taken in charge by
the officers, who conveyed kirn to the Police
Court, when be was committed to jail.
E0UMAN1A.
Persecution of Israelite In that Country.
Mr. B. F. Pelxotto, of California, the recently
appointed unite a states consul at Bucharest,
Bends to the Jewith Mestenger the conclusions
reached after two mouth' stay in Koumanla,
with regard to the persecution of hit brother
Israelites in that country. He states that the
persecution, of whose details somewhat exagger
ated accounts were transmitted several months
aero, still continues; that it it systematic,
and is fostered by trade jealousies
and the political chicanery of demagogues, who
take this cheap method of obtaining; popularity.
The new Constitution declares that no Israelite
can "become a citizen; and a still later project
introduced Into the popular Assembly aim at
excluding all Jews front obtaining contracts for
public works, from residing anywhere but in
the towns, and from enjoying the benefits of
education in their own faith. Mr. Pelxotto has
learned enough since bis arrival to make him
"dread to know more."
CHLOROFORM AND THE ROPE.
Suicide of a Cousin of General Joe Hooker.
The St. Lonis Times of April 19 says:
About 10 o'clock yesterday morning one of the
waiters at the Planters' House observed a man
apparently occupying a cramped and distorted
rwsition in one of the third story windows of
the building on the northwest corner of Pine
and Fourth streets. THie man's peculiar posture
aroused the cariosity of the waiter, who called
to the porter of the building opposite to go and
see what was the matter. Upon opening the
door of room No. 8 it was found that the occu-
Eant bad committed suicide, having deliberately
ung himself.
A PREMEDITATED ACT.
The police were at once notified, and the door
barred to Intruders, so that when oar reporter
arrived all was just at when first discovered.
The dead man and his surroundings formed a
scene not soon to be forgotten. The bed was
undisturbed, and the appointments of the room
just as the chambermaid had left them. In the
window casing, about seven feet from the floor,
was a stout iron staple. To this had been at
tached an inch trunk strap, the loose end of
which had been made into a noose and placed
about his neck.
BIS APPEARANCE.
The man was leaning forward, one hand rest
ing on the window sill, and his feet, with the
knee bent, resting easily upon the floor. There
was a quiet look of repose upon his features,
and the whole position of the body showed that
there was no tension of tho muscles. He had
dressed himself with care, having put en a clean
shirt and stockings, a pair of pants and a vest.
Ills hair was also neatly combed. A handker
chief was placed about his neck, so that the
strain upon the strap might not cause it to cut
into the flesh.
WHO HE WAS.
The official investigation made by the coroner
brought to light the principal facts of the man's
history. His name is J. Walcott Hooker. Upon
his person were found Masonic badges and
papers, Indicating he had taken the thirty-third
degree in Masonry. He had also three insur
ance policies upon Lis life, the first payments
of which were made in 1866. One was for $ 1000,
in the Connecticut Mutual, and was taken out
May 14, 1806. in favor of his wife. The second
was for $2000, In the New York Mutual, aud the
third for $3000, in the same company, both in
favor of Belle Hooker, his daughter, aud showed
that he was forty-three years of age.
Numerous conjectures were Indulged In by the
few admitted to the room as to how the deed
was committed. The composure of the features
and the absence of all signs of a struggle lead
many to suppose that the death was not simply
the result of strangulation. It was thought that
he had first saturated his handkerchief with
chloroform and had died while insensible. The
porter states that he had told him he was a
cousin of General Joe Hooker.
SINGULAR TRAGEDY.
A Man Murdered at Ills own Request-
Confession of the Murderess.
Some days since we gave an account of the
suicide, in a house of bad character, of one
Daniel E. Redden, a clerk in the paymaster s
department at Omaha. It now turns out that,
at his own request, a girl Cora Clinton fired
the fatal shot. The following particulars are
from the Omaha Uerald of April 18:
Last night, about 9 o clock, the woman who
calls herself Cora Clinton, whose name Is fresh
in the public mind from her connection with the
late awful tragedy in this city, sent for Captain
Dutcuer, oi tne ponce lorce. lie went immedi
ately in answer to tne summons, accompanied
by Lieutenant FranK scnuiter, also ot tne ponce.
Cora at once entered into conversation with the
two officers.
She told them that she bad shot liedden with
her own hand; that she wanted to be taken away
from "this place." Captain Dutcher gave her
in charge of Lieutenant Shulter, who conducted
her to iail. The city editor of this paper then
visited tne jail. Jora men came out irom ner
cell, and was told that the reporters were pre
sent, and that it sne naa notning 10 conceal sne
bad better relate the circumstances. She was
dressed in plain black, was pale, but did not
appear much aerttated. Turning to us she said:
"l coulees tnat l Kiuea mm. vveasKeaii
she meant Daniel Hedden. and she said. "Yes.
She continued: "He said be had taken lauda
num nnd asked me to shoot him. lie wanted
that I should save bis soul from the sin. I
thought that the pistol he bad was the one he
usually carried, and that is a seven-barrelled re
volver. I intended to kill myself with the next
load. After I saw that there was no other load,
then I threw down the pistol and ran out.
Cora is. when properly dressed, as sne was
last night, a fine-looking woman, ner face Is
broad and full, and bos an intelligent expres
sion. She is capable of heroism. We asked her
why she sought to take her own life. She re
plied, "Because I bad killed him."
:1YAR AMONG TIIE WOMEN.
"If Women Fight They Ought to Have
the Right to Vote' How the Illinois
Woman Suffrage Association Divided.
J-Ycmi the Chicago Pout.
Horace Greeley bas been contending for some
years that women ought not to be permitted to
lav their hands upon tnat consecrated impie
ment of civilization, the ballot, until they have
borne arms. If H. G. had on Tuesday evening
happened Into a room 30 by 20 in the Reynolds
block, where was assembled the executive com
mittee of the Illinois Woman Suffrage Assocla
tion. bis skepticism on the subject of woman's
capacity for fighting would have been most
effectually extinguished.
In that room, on that occasion, it was demon
strated to the blindest observer that woman can
fight that she can fight like a Bengal tigress
and that the scene of ner contentious exploits,
when the occasion is woman suffrage, falls little
short of Dore's Bedlam. If ber right to vote is
to be measured by her fighting calibre, most of
the women present at No. 84 ought to be per
mitted to cast at least a thousand votes next
November.
Nearly all of the committee some twenty-five
strong were present. They apparently came
well drilled and prepared for the contest five
men and twenty women; or, to speak more cor
rectly, twenty women and five men. The cam
paign began over the reading of the minutes,
and continued, without cessation, a scene of
tumult and angry recrimination till after mid
night, ending in a violent rupture, aad a seces
sion f an obvioms majority for the formation of
4 rivfil society
And such fun at It was! : Cushlng't Manual
was laughed to tcorn. Epithets were freely
Indulged in. Men and women stood on the floor
and contradicted each other In the most ap
proved fashion. An officer waa charged with
peculation. From eight to twelve o'clock from
five to ten combatautt were frequently on the
floor at a time, Interrupting each other and
clamoring to be Heard.
It was trying to the chairman, and, in truth,
trying to everybody; but a few seemed to enjoy
the trial, as frogs are sometimes said to laugh
during the skinning process. For hours the
uproar continued. A policeman in froat of the
post office beard an unusual noise, sprung hit
rattle, and called a squad of neighboring police
around him. They consulted. Some thought it
wat a murder. Another wanted to tarn the
firemen's hose on it. Bat at lost they ventured
up the stairs and peeped timidly in. It was half
past 11, and no heads broken yet. Finally mid
night struck. Thirteen persona were standing
en the new carpet in a paroxysm ot unquencha
ble rage, twigging their wearied arms and
screaming at each other with
boaree voices. The chairman de
clared the committee adjourned, when
the leader of the opposition instantly called
upon the frantic crowd to meet in the afternoon
at ner residence and organize a rival cute
society. And it was to. The gat was turned
out; the voices gradually ceased; the pollcimen
up-toed away, coniounnea at tne rare perioral-
ance. To sum up, Insults bad been freely ex
changed, old hostilities had been strengthened,
and new animosities bad been engendered; a
disgraceful scandal bad been heaped upon the
cause which the combatants bad promised to
promote, and all to decide whether the desk
should go into that corner. If we had time and
room to-day we should write upon this text a
satire npon human life.
PITTSBURG'S SMOKE NUISANCE.
Prevention of Smoke by Perfect Combus
tionHow Pittsburg Can be Made a Clean
City.
The Pittsburg Commercial of Saturday
says:
a practical test is to do made mis afternoon
at 3 o'clock, at the coke works of Mr. C. H.
Armstrong, in the Twelfth ward, for the pur
pose oi demonstrating to those who are skepti
cal on the subject that the smoke nuisance can
be enectualiy abated in tins great and busy and
smoking city of ours. Very important results
have been achieved, aad it is now claimed by
Mr. McKenzle, a well-known mechanic, that he
bas discovered a method of perfect combustion,
whereby no smoke is generated. His appliance,
therefore, is not strictly a smoke consumer, but
a smoke preventer.
ills principle of combustion works perfectly
with our soft coal, and he is prepared to show to
those who will take the trouble to witness his
tests, that every particle of smoke issuing from
our mills and foundries, our shops and steam
boats, can be cheaply and economically pre
vented. Without entering into details, we may
state that the result is attained by means of a
furnace placed in front of the boilers, from
which the heat or flame is conveyed directly
under them. The combustion in this furnace is
thorough, and the heat so intense that it could
not be applied directly to the boilers. A bar of
Iron placed in tne furnace while in operation
will melt away almost like wax, so that it be
come necessary to lessen the temperature
with cold air before the flame
passes under the boilers for the generation of
steam. This flame is entirely devoid of smoke.
and our) smokestacks, when this appliance
comes into general ue, will cease to vomit forth
their blackness. The furnace la comparatively
inexpensive, can be managed by any one, and
the economy in fuel would render it desirable,
even if there were nothing to gain by getting
rid of our greatest nuisance that nuisance
which blackens our houses, blackens our cloth
ing, blackens our persons, and blackens our
civic reputation smoke. But there are otber
advantages to be gained, not the least of which
will be the opportunity to utilize all our slack,
the furnace consuming the finest coal-dust as
readily as lump or nut coal.
The Bunn Case.
Court of Quarter Session Judge Pareon.
This morning counsel representing the prosecu
tion In the case of William M. Bunn, charged with
conspiracy to obtain from the city of Philadelphia
money by Illegal means, presented to the court the
affidavit of Charles F. iiartnack, sotting forth that
the Grand Jury bad examined four of the five wit
nesses endorsed upon tne bill, and bad treated them
In such a manner, as to convince them
that It was the Intention of the Grand Jury
to Ignore the bill; that they had sent for the
remaining witness, Mr. Strang, and after exam
ining him it was believed they would Ignore the bill ;
ana tnereiore me uourt was asuea to anew an omer
withdrawing the bill from the further consideration
of the present Grand Jury. Counsel said the Curt
had slreany heard the merits of this prosecution
npon a writ of habeae eorpue, and the President
Judge had refused to discharge Mr. Bunn, saying It
was a matter which should be inquired, Into by the
petit juiy, and now the Grand Jury were about
to arrogate 10 tnemseives tne power oi saying mat
there, was not sufficient la the case to warrant Its
kclng sent into Court. In the o'.den time, when
Grand Juries were composed of knights, gentlemen
above suspicion, a nnding or theirs against the pre
viously expressed decision of the Court rendered
them liable to fine and imprisonment.
judge raxson said tne woria naa progressed since
that time.
Counsel replied that no knew tne world had pro
gressed, but lie hoped not In such a manner as to
shield criminals. In that day, as he had remarked,
the Grand Juries were made up of gentlemen who
were above suspicion, but now the world had so im
proved that, upon a few turns of the wheel, a Grand
Jury would be drawn having eighteen politicians,
who would quietly enough present a pauper for
stealing an egg, and would quickly enough protect
the political functionary who plundered the publlo
coffers. Be really did think that, after the Court
had npon habeas corpus remanded Mr. Bunn, the
action of the Grand Jury in Ignoring the bill upon
the same facts would be grossly against law.
Judge Faxson said this was a novel application,
and, so far as the court waa aware, without preca
cent. The official proceedings of the Grand J dry
were not known to the court, and should not be
kcown.:in their offlclal capacity they were respon
sible neither criminally nor civilly, and while they
were in some respect under the control of the court,
they were also under Its protection, and the court
would not Infer rr anticipate that they Intended to
violate their oaths and consciences. The affidavit
was not permitted to be tiled, and the application
was dismissed.
The MeCloskey Homicide.
Court qf Grand Terminer Judaea Poxaon and Fin
letter. A session of Grand Terminer, to continue daring
the week, was begun this morning.
The case put on trial was that of Samuel Snod
grass, charged with causing the dea'.hof the boy
Michael McCloskey. - The defendant la a respect
able man, some tiny years of age, aud a drayman by
occupation. The deceased was a small boy, who
had Buttered from a curvature of the spine prior to
this occurrence. It appears that about
8 o'clock in the afternoon the child was lying on his
face looking down a cellar In Front street, near
Balnbrldge, and his legs were across the gutter,
fcnodgrats bad a new horse In his dray, and was
trying his quality ; he and three others driving down
the street at pretty good speed, appearing to be
racing; Snodgrass was on the side of the street
where the little boy was lying, and the wheel of the
dray drove over his ankles, fracturing both. The
drays stopped npon hearing the child scream; alarge
crowd collected and Suodgrass asked If the boy was
much hurt; the child said, "You are a
bad man to drive overmy legs," aud he said, "No, I
am not a bad man; It was all accident." Home one
In the crowd asked Snodgrass his name, but, with
out replying, he jumped on his dray and drove
rapidly oir. The toy was removed to the Pennsyl
vania Hospital, where be was treated with some
success, so that he Improved fast, and at his own re
quest waa taken home; the removal Injured him,
and on the 16th of November he died. At the time
of our going tc press a jury wat being seleeted.
Henry llazlehurst and Moses A. Dropsle, Esq., ap
pear for the defendant
A Syracuse gentleman tells a bit of a story
about a friend which amuses members of the
Grand Army of the Republic. It Involves a
letter written by that friend to himself, wherein
be says: "I have been for some years engaged
in wilting up a history of the D wight family,
and supposed I bad every D wight in the land in
it. But tne other aay i taw mat rost uwigm,
of Syracuse, of the Grand Army of the Repub
lic, had sent out tome notices of a military sort
to the said army. I write to ask if yon know of
such a man living there. If so, what is his
business? It Post bis whole Christian name?"
Time waa curious scene in a Richmond
Court on Wednesday. A man bad been con
victed of an attempt improperly to influence a
trial, and the Judire, in passing sentence npon
blm, raid: "I owe it to yon and others perhaps
more to you than any otner mat i am sitting
bere a Virglala Judge. Yon elected me to ad
minister the laws of the Commonwealth with an
uprlirht and Impartial mind, aud to keep pure
the course cf justice in Virginia. I know not
bow better I can justify your expectation and
vindicate the wisdom of your choice, believing
you to have osienaed against tne laws of the
State, than by Imposing upon yon the highest
penalty of the law a fine of ow and the costs.'
SECOND EDITION
TO-DAY'S CABLE HEWS.
Tho Ifconpfo Revolt,
Stubborn Fighting of the Rebels.
E evolutionary Fizzle at Marseille.
The Case of Dr. Dollingcr.
DOIYIBSTIO AFFAIRS.
Crevasse on the Mississippi.
Great Damage to a Levee.
rJow Orleans in Danger.
The Mexican Claims.
FROM EUROPE.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph.
The Vcrsallllst General Attack.
Versailles, April 24 A. M. The expected
general attack upon the insurgents' positions
around Paris has not yet commenced.
Mont Valerlcn Continues to Cannonade
Neuilly, Cllchy, and Porte Maillot, firing slowly
and deliberately, and some shells still fall within
the ramparts of Paris.
The Army of 'the Assembly
is being continually reinforced. Many new
troops arrived yesterday and to-day, and were
at once forwarded to the front. It Is rumored
that the
Prussians Evacuated Fort Charenton,
and it has been occupied by Government troops.
This is officially contradicted. It is reported
that, in consequence of the difficulties between
The Prussians and the Communists,
the former, who still hold St. Denis, yesterday
stopped at that point all supplies for Paris from
the North.
The Insurgents' Batteries
continue to reply to the fire of Fort Valerlen,
but the fire is feeble and ineffective.
Heath of Schamyl.
New York, April 24. English papers re
ceived by the steamer Dentschland report the
death of Schamyl recently at Media.
The Exiled Spanish Generals.
The Spanish Generals recently exiled at the
Balearic Islands received permission to return
Home. ... ..
The British Minister has presented a claim to
the Spanish Government for indemnification
for the
Ransom Paid Mr. Rankin,
who, with his wife, was seized by brigands out
side the town of Denia in Alicante, and forced
to pay $1000.
Count Moltke
has given notice that he will make a line of
fortifications to guarantee against all attacks
of the
Occupied Provinces of France
wntil the indemnity is fully paid and a regular
Government firmly established.
The Dolllnger Case.
While the Chapter of the Mjinlch University
accuses Dr. Dolllnger of being the head and
guiding spirit of all the opposition manifested
to the dogma of Infallibility, 44 out of 63 pro
fessors and lecturers have signed an address to
Dr. Dolllnger encouraging him to persevere in
hit opposition to the Papal decrees, and consti
tute himself the champion of the liberalism of
the Catholic Chnrch.
Thla Morning's Quotations.
London, April 24 11B0 A. M. Consols. 93 for both
money and account. American securities Arm. U S.
bonds or lsea, box; of 1868, old, o; or isot, ,
ten-forties. 88 V.
Liverpool, Apru 24 li '30 A. ju.. uotton ; noianrs
are pressing sales; uplands, 7X0.; urieans, iytX.
The sales are estimated at 10.000 oalea.
Antwxkf, April 24. Petroleum 43f. for fine pale
American.
FROM THE SOUTH.
BT ASSOCIATED FRKS3.
Exdutively to The Jtvening Telegraph.
The Bonnet Carre Crevasse.
New Orleans, April 24 Assistant
State
Engineer Hatch, writing yesterday from Bonnet
Carre crevasse, says: It Is now six hundred to
tix hundred and fifty feet wide, and a vast
volume of water rushes through with a roar like
thunder, piling itself up iu the middle in the
form of an arch, of which the centre is five or
six feet higher than the sides.
The torrent bas cut its channel through the
front Battue and far out into the fields to the
depth of probably forty feet, while steadily foot
by foot the great levee crumbles into iu boiling
waters. The closing of this ere passe is beyond
the range of possibilities, eo the next best thing
is to pi event, if possible, the widening of the
breach. A continuous sheet of water extends
from bere to Lake Pontchartrain, and for uiiuy
miles above aud below. This disaster is great
and deplorable, but is beyond reach of remody,
as every one who bas seen it admits.
The Crevasse Increasing The Hanger to
Metv Orleans.
Louisville, April 24. The erevasse which
occurred in the levee of the Mississippi river at
Bonnet Carre l olnt, above New Orleans, tome
days ago, bas been gradually increasing in ex
tent until It is now entirely beyond control. It
was last evening six hundred and fifty feet wide
and eighteen feet deep. The danger to the city
of New Orleans, the Jackson Railroad, and our
telegraph lines are very serious.
FROM NEW EX Q LAND.
f BT ASSOCIATED PR&AS
A'xclittfoljr to The Evening Ttlegruvh.
Heath by Lightning.
Providence, Atir.l 24. The house of Mrs.
Emeline Bullock, in North Rehoboth. Massa
chusetts, wat struck by lightning on Saturday
axternoon, ana Mrs. Bullock wot kuied.
Kw York Money and Stock Market.
Nsw Tore, April S4- wck very strong,
Money easy at 6 pur cent. Gold, 110. 6-Boe, 184.
coupon, 113 V 5 do. 1364, 4o., 113 V : do. 130, do. 113 5
da 1666, new. 119S ; da 187, llS : da istw, 112 V ;
10-408, iovj Virginia to, new, T1V! MiHsoui1sa,k3j:
.... .uu w., v.. vuniuviiauu f.wu.tvu, wm , - -
central sua iiudsonitiver, mas ; urie, six; nei
iiig, UOV; Adams Kx press, h'i; IdlchlRaa Central,
HiXi Michigan Southern. 111V. Ii.luoui Coutral,
134 Vj Cleveland and Pittsburg, 1K7WS Chicago
and Rock Island, 114 ; Pltuuurg and Vvit. Wayue,
FROM WASHINGTON.
BT ASS HJIATBD PR 188.
ExchtmAy to The Evening Telegraph.
The Mexican Claims Commission.
Washington. April 24. The regular sessions
of the American and Mexican Joint Commission
were resumed to-day. The term of the com
mission at fixed by the convention will expire
next February. Advices from Mexico say that
President Juarez it anxious for an extension of
time, and hence there will be no difficulty in
Erocuring it, as but few of the many coses have
een settled.
There is no truth in the statement that Presi
dent Grant will tend a epecial envoy to Mexico
to negotiate an additional convention, and there
fore the naming of Caleb Cnshlng in that connec
tion is unauthorized. This gentleman, however,
eaid, some time ago, that if there was any neces
sity lor nis services in that behalf ne would go
to Mexico, bnt last week he Informed a friend
that there now teemed to be no occasion for the
journey.
Government Weather Report.
War Department. Office of the Chief Signal
Officer, Washington, April 8410-80 A. M. Sy
nopsis ior tne past twenty-rour nours: i ne Daro
meter continues low on'the Paclflo coast, with brisk
northeast winds and Increasing cloudiness. The
pressure has varied somewhat, with a tendency to
rise, witn increasing temperature at tue itocxy
Mountains stations. Heavy snow is reported at
Cheyenne. The high pressure on Sunday morning,
east of the Mississippi river, still continues, and has
extended over the Eastern and Southern S"ates.
Clear weather prevailed very generally on Sunday
throughout this region. The threateulng weather
east of Vermont being broken up on Sunday nlgit,
easterly winds, with light rains, are reported this
morning In Southern Mississippi.
Probabilities. It Is probable that during the day
cloudy and threatening weather will extend over the
Mississippi vailey. Partially cloudy and clear wea
ther, with freRh winds, will probably be experienced
on the Atlantic coast and lower laket.
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
Evening Telegraph Office,!
Monday, April 21, 187L I
The local money market shows no very ma.
terial change in any of its p romincnt fea
tures. The speculative demand from the
brokers is unusually lively, but there is no
vitality in the discount market, and very little
business paper offering or making. Call loans
continue easy at oo per cent., according to
collaterals, and the best commercial paper sells
readily at 67 per cent, at the banks and in
the open market. Ibe banks are anxious to ex
tend their lines in tho direction in view of the
difficulty of placing their funds during the
heated term, but " dull condition of trade Is
acainst lenders. -
ine goia marKet is quiet and weatc, owing to
the announcement of prepayment of the May
interest without rebate. The sales ranged be
tween 110 and 110, closing at 110.
Government bonds are quiet but strong, the
entire list, excepting the ISSIs, showing an ad
vance.
The stock market was again active and strong.
Sales of City 6s, new bonds, at 102, and Lehigh
gold loan at 91.
Reading itaiiroaa was qniet but sieaay,
with sales at 5555-44j Pennsyl
vania was steady, with sales at 6GG(:
Creek and Allegheny at 51p&5i; and North
ern Central at 43; Camden aud Amboy stock
was excited, and the price advanced from 121 J.
up to lza, witn sales at botn figures: Lenign
Valley sold at
The balance or tne siock list was quiet but
steady. Bales of Schuylkill Navigation pre
ferred at 181: Philadelphia Bank at 105; lies
tonville Passenger Railway at 22; and Central
Transportation at 46
The progress of the new United States loan
is shown by the following communication from
the lreasury department:
TREA8CKT DEPARTMENT. WASHINGTON. D. C.
Anrll S2. 1871. Messrs. Jay Cooke A Co.. Phlladel
phla. Pa. Gentlemen: The following suUcriptlons
were received from national banks this day :
Galesburg, I1L, Seoond National ......$'25,00(1
mystic, uonn., jNauonai 20,000
xotai suDHcriptions to aate, iou,iiv,uuu,
Very respectfully,
John P. Bigelow, Chief of Loan Division.
NEW LOAN OF THE UNITED STATES.
The subscription! to the new five per cent.
stock of the United States now amount to
$56,000,000. They are confidently expected to
reacn $ aou.ouu.uuo by the time the new bonds
are ready for delivery in May. Ths proposals
of the Secretary of the Treasury will then be
changed to tne following programme:.
H irst. Bonds to the amount or 300,U00.000,
Eayable In coin, at the pleasure of the United
tates, after ten years from the date of their
issue, and bearing interest, payable quarterly in
com, at tne rate ot nve per cent, per annum.
second, conds to tne amount 01 three bun
dred millions of dollars, payable in coin, at the
pleasure of the United States, after fifteen years
from the date of their issue, and bearlag inte
rest, payable quarterly in coin, at the rale of
iour anil a uau uer cent, uer annum.
lbird. Bonds to the amount of seven Hundred
millions of dollars, payable in coin, at the plea
sure of the United States, after thirty years from
the date oi their issue, and bearing Interest, pay
able quarterly in coin, at the rate 01 tour per
cent, per annum.
Subscriptions to the loan will have preference,
after the above-mentioned two bnndred millions
are taken np, In the following order, namely:
t irst. subscriptions for equal amounts of each
class of bonds.
Second. Subscriptions for equal amounts of
bonds bearing interest at the rate of four and a
half per cent., and of bonds bearing interest at
the rate of five per cent.
lbird. Subscriptions for any live per cent.
bonds that may not be subscribed for in the pre
ceding classes.
000 of flvo per cents, wbicb are unconditional.
are now going on, and the bonds will soon be
issued to subscribers, who can receive a scrip
certificate, in advance, if they desire to pay their
gold or exchange their United States five-
twenties at once, in the registered coupon
form. Registered bouds will be issued ot the
denominations ef 50, 100, f 500, f 1000, $5000,
and fU'.UW; ana coupon Don as or each de
nomination except the last two. The Interest
will be payable in the United States, at the
office of the Treasurer, any assistant treasurer,
or designated depositary ot the Government.
quarterly, on the 1st days of February, May,
AntrnBt. and November in each year.
The bonds of the several classes aforesaid, and
the interest thereon, are exempt from the pay
ment of all taxes cr dues of the United stales,
as well as from taxation in any form by or under
State, municipal, or local authority.
After maturity, the bonds last issued will be
first redeemed, by classes and numbers, as may
be designated Dy tne .secretary oi iu ihmuij
PHILADELPHIA AGENTS.
Barker Brothers & Co.
C. & II. Borle.
C. Camblos & Co. ,
E. W. Clark & Co. .
Jay Cooke & Co.
De Haven & Brother.
Drexel & Co.
Elliott, Collins & Co.
Emory, Benson & Co.
Henry L. Fell & Bro.
Gaw, Bacon & Co.
Glendinnlng, Davis & Co.
W. H. New bold, Bon & Aertsen.
W. Painter & Co.
Sailer fe Stevenson.
I). C. W. Smith & Co.
Townswnd VVhcleu & Co.
MEaSlU. WILLIAM V AINTBR Co.. No.86 8. Third
street, report the following quotations: U. 8. as of
lata. uinev;6-osofise2, U3vusjij aai&4,
.11.11118.. do. lsoa. iib, un3',': do.. July. ltM.
HSMnt': do., July, isx, mXiAUlf, ;t do. Jnly,
1848, USVaUls; 10-40S, 10V,10iS'S Gold. UOtf
MllOV. U. O. fOCUlO It. a. CUT CJ CS, llDltfUOX.
PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE; SALES,'
Reported by De Haven U Bra, No. 40 B. Third street.
FIKST HOARD.
trasoocity 68. New.109
too sh Reading R... M! W
1B00 Wl)mRR7s 92 V
4i00 da tiyt
r.00 do Is. 1K
iDOLeh VRSi.bs. 9sw
fSOOOOCA A R IkU 88
11000 Phil A K 7s... 90
wooLeh gold L. .. 91 V
15000 Siisn CI 6s.b80. 60
t sh Phila Bk I68i
606thFenna R..la.
S do 66
100 do bOO.M-44
100 do 55-44
800 do , R6
200 do ....b30.".65
looth Cam A Am..ltl
leo do 122
29 )0 123
100 do 123)4'
100 do...., ...124
144 sh Cent Trans. . . 46W
893 sh N Cent... Is. 49
M sh Sch Nav Pf.. 18
9oo sh Uestonv'e.b0 29
Brother, Ma to 8. Third
SS Bh Lit 8ch R.sS. 4fsx
8lhOCA A R.. 61 x
Messrs. Da haven it
Street, Philadelphia, report the foilowinr anot&Mnna
U. 8. 6s Of 1881, 118H,(116 : do. 18SS, 1U4(U3 :
da iei, ii3Htm;, j da 18o, 113(U3; da I8e.
Dew.llainx; da 1887, da 119tftfill2V ; da 1868,
da 112X1112 ; 10-4OS, 109V109. D. 8. 80 Tear
6 per cent. Oun-enoy. ll63jAil5! Bold, 110j(
liox? silver, I06,v4i09; Union Paclflo Railroad
1st Mort. Bonds, svA9fl.V: Central Paclflo Rail
road, leixaioixt Union Paolno Land Grant Bonds.
810189.
Niaa BtLADNBR. Brottrs, report tma morning
gold quotations at follows :
10 00 A. M 110 10-85 A. M HO
10H15
10-07
10-2.1
10 89
10-88
10-84
.110110-36
" UOX: 11-43
" 110,11M7
" 110X111-49
" llOMillSS
' 110X
..UOtf
..1I0X
..110J
..Hex
Philadelphia Trade Report.
Monday, April 24. There is hardly enouirh dolner
In Seeds to fix quotations. Cloverseed ranaea from
fl.V10ja per lb.; Timothy from 3-80W5; and
jiaxseea irum i. uc2 io per nusnci.
in a 1 u uercitron uarx is ouerea at iso ner ton.
without finding buyers. ...
The movements in all descriptions or Breadstaua
are of a very sluggish character, and there is evi
dently more disposition to realize. The receipts or
Flour, although moderate, are In excess of the
wants oi tne trade. About too barrels were dis
posed of at Saturday's quotations, viz., tn-25c45 75 for
superfine; f 5-75(6-25 for extras; 10 87X7-60 for
spring Wheat family wwh&i for Pennsylvania do.
do. ; 78 for Indiana and Ohio do do., the latter
figure fur choice; and S -iW$9-25 for high grade. Rye
iionr is nrm at io-io. iu worn meal no transac
tions.
There Is not much demand for Wheat. Sales of
S000 bushels at ft-G0(cil-68 for Western red an4
f 1-4531-48 for Pennsylvania do. Rye Is steady at
Irtis.. Corn Is very dan ; sales of yellow at 74c.
and Western mixed at 7K72o. Oats are doll; 8000
bushels Western sold at 66(',G0o.
WhlBky Is quiet: soles of wood a&d iron-bound
barrels at tl92o.
Philadelphia Cattle Market.
Monday, April 24. The market fo r Beef Cattle
was again dull to-tiny, and prices favored buyers.
We quote choice at Sa ; fair to good at 7 So. ; aud
common at 4i,6c. ptr pound, gross. The receipts
are Hoeral, rt.aobtng 2183 head.
ine following are tue particulars oi tne sales:
JTma.
10 t, l. unaaaicr, Lancaster co., 7X(A9.
&3 owen omiin. rtegiern, easj.
60 A. Christy, Western, 78.
46 R. Altynes. s etttern, 6.(98.
54 J as. Christy, Lancaster co., JiAS1.
75 John WcArule, Western, Overtax.
88 P. McFlllen, Lancaster co., IJiS.
5 Ph. Hathaway, lAncaster ca,
85 C. Dengler, Lancaster, co.,
80 B. P. McFlllen, Lancaster ca, 7(48.
60 E. 8. McFilluu. lAiicaster CO., 7l'8.
75 Jas. McFlllen, Jr., Western, 7Ji(i8 V.
106 James S. Kirk, Pennsylvania and Ohio, 8.
243 Martin, Fuller A Co., Western, 79 V. . -
12S TJllman St Baclunan, Lancaster co., 7&S. ;
90 I). Btsmh A uro., Lancaster co., 73.
113 Moouey, Miller A Co., Westers, 7)8.
r6 i. rutn, uei.tre ca, Tijts84.
79 T. Mooney A Bro., Builalo, 7i8.
B8 J. Frank A Co.. Lancaster co 7V8.
72 Uus. Schamberg, Lancaster co. , 7S.
91 Hope A Co., Lancaster co., 7ia8f.
CO James Clemson, Lancaster co., 7tgSj.
68 8 Knox, LancHSter co., 7(48'.
18 11. Mlnnlch, Lancaster co , 7(S.
47 Kimball A Alexander, do., 6(i&9. -
Cows and calves are not much sought after, and
with liberal offerings, prices fell oil. We quote
springers at (40 and cows and calves at $5065.
Reseipts, 800 head.
in Bheep mere is considerable activity at an ad
vance. Sales of woolled at 7V&S.KC. and cllDDed at
6fe7c. Receipts, 10,000 head.
nogs have been in good reauest at higher flu urea.
and the oiTerlngs have all been taken up. Bales of
4010 head at 87-&0($8 for slop and f3Q9-75 per loo
lba net for corn-fed, the latter fur extra.
Baltimore Produce Market.
Baltimore, April 24. Cotton quiet bat strong :
middling upland, Uo. ; low middling, 13o. Floor
rainy active and prices favor buyers on medium and
high grades. Wheat Arm, and all grades un
changed except Ohio and Indiana, which are lower
at l$l-60l-aa Corn dull; white and yellow South
ern at itic ; raixea western at iiwze. uats steady
at G0(g68c. Pork dull at i'lti. Bacon Arm ; shoulders,
8 Vc. ; rib Bides, 10 c. ; clear rib, l oa ; hams, 15
17c. Lard quiet at 12c. Whisky quiet and scarce at
92(9:92X0.
LATEST SllirPlK8 INTELLIGENCE.
PORT OF PillLAD-SLPIIIA.. .....APRIL S
STATE OF THERMOMETER AT THE EVENING TELEGRAPH
OFFICE.
8 A M 05 1 11 A.M.. 60 S P. M......5
Sun Rises 5 9 Moon Sets 11-99
Sun Sets 6-47iliiua Water. 4-66
(By Cable.)
London. April 24. Tue steamship Allemanla. from
New York, touched at Plymouth Saturday evening.
icy 4 ctcfrapa. j
Boston. April 24. Arrived, steamship Tarlfa.
from Liverpool.
CLEARED THIS MORNING.
Steamer Mayflower, Fultz, New York, W. P. Clyde
A co.
Nor. Ehlp Protector, Maronl, Antwerp, L. Wester.
caard 61 Co.
Bark Harriet F. Ilusaey, Ulmer, Antwerp, Workman
A co.
Tug Joe Johnson, Ingraham, Baltimore, with a tow
of Darges, w. r. -:mie a, vjo.
Tug Chesapeake, Merrihew, Baltimore, with a tow
01 Darges, w. r. layue vo.
ARRIVED THIS MORNING.
Steamer balvor. Sharnley, from Kicamond via
Norfolk, with mdse. to W. Y. Clyde A Co.
Steamer Susan. Urumley, from liaruorj, witn
mdse. to W. M. Balrd A Co.
Bteamer Fanita, Jxane, 21 hoars rrom Mew York
with mdse. to John l Ohl.
Steamer A. C. Stlmers, Davis, 24 hours from New
York, with mdse. to W. P. Clyde A Co.
Schr O. 11. Tonv. LOSley, irom Jacksonville, wiin
lumber to Reading Railroad Co.
Schr J. 11. Sllckley, took, ir.m oavauuau, uso.,
with old rails to w hitney A Son.
Schr Harry Lee, Mayo, from Wilmington, N. C,
With lumber to Patterson fc Llpplucott.
Tug Thos. JeiTci-ftou, Allen, from Baltimore, with a
tow of barges to W. P. Clyde A Ca
Tn a. b. Untchinm!. Harman. from Baltimore.
with a tow of barges to W. P. Clyde A Co,
Correspondenee ef The Evening Telegraph,
KASTON A MoMAHON'S BULLETIN.
New Yoke Orncs, April 2 J. 11 barges leave in
tow to-night, for Baltimore, light.
P. McDevitt. with marble, and A. Mc Williams.
with stone, for Pht'artelfhia.
BALTIMORE DRANCH UFFICB. April 14. 1US 1UI-
lowlng barges leit In tow at noon to dar, eastward :
C. v. nougQiou, ma. 1. rsron, 1 nrou, u. v. u Ji
ll us, Otranto, Catharine Terrence, H. A. Newt in.
M. E. Mckeever. and C. Moran. all wl;h coal for
New York.
The Marlon ana Royal Arch left witn those re
ported yesterday.
Philadelphia Branch OrncH, April V. The
Major O'Reilly, with coal, for Wilmington, left yes-
teraay.
The Charles French, with guano, for Baltimore,
and L. D. Jarrard, with ooaU for New York, left on
Saturday.
Monday, April 24-6 A. M. Barometer, 80 10-20;
Wind N. ; oool, clear. L. S. C
Special Deepatch to The Jipening Telegraph.
IlAVRB-jva-CiKiCE, April 24. The following boats
leave in tow u nay:
Captain J. D. KUe and J,
Craiu A Blanrtianl
Atiuutioaud 11. M. Freed,
B. Hall, with lumber to
witu lumber to Patter-
ton H Llpplucott.
Wtilism A. Thompson, with
lumber to Watson,
U alone Son.
ti. B. Moore, with lumber, and Golden aieaul
Delaware and lluilsou, with coal, tor New Vorfc.
C. K. Ljman, with lumber to 1 ruuip. Son A Co.
Sea Wave, witn lumber to Noruroas A SueeU.
iiarry, with eU to Thirntun Barnes. J . u.

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