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H A VOL. XV. NO. 07. FIRST EDITION THE MISSISSIPPI DISA TEH. The Situation Explained The Black-IMaig Homicide. An Exciting Scene in Court. I The Cuban Insurrection Etc., Etc., Etc., EtcM Etc., Etc. A (J It EAT DISASTER. Terrible Crcvnase In the Mississippi i.cvccs Description of the Locality The uangcr to Mew Orleans. Those familiar with the southern extremity of .Liouisiaua ana me juississippi river will at once appreciate me character of the disaster an Bounced by telegraph. Bonnet Carre, the point at wnico me crevasse nas Dursi mrougn the levee, is forty-five miles from the city of New Orleans, on the left bank of the great river. It Is remarkable for little except that It is a post town, and the capital of the Parish of St. John the Baptist. Between it and Lake Pontchar train runs the New Orleans and Jackson Rail road, which, according to the despatch, is threatened by the inundation. This lake is about forty miles long and twenty- m juur nines wiue in iib greatest wiatn, its greatest a depth being sixteen to twenty feet. It comma. B llicates with Lake Maiirpnrisnn thnVV wHh fato Borgne and the (Julf of Mexico on the east, through the Rigolets, and with the Mississippi on the south by the Bayou St. Johns. It is navigated by small steamers,aud is connected with New Orleans by a canal. It is distant from that city five miles at its neaiest point, the Bayou 8t. John, however, a deep navigable inlet, reach ing to the suburbs, is connected with a basin In the heart of the city by the Canal Carondclet. Most of the coasting trade with the ports on the Gulf lying eastward is carried on through the other canal, communicating directly with the lake, and lying west of the Bayou St. John. On the Metaire Kidge, near Lake Pontchartrain, which is somewhat higher and drier than the rest of this region of swamps, are situated the peculiar city cemeteries of New Orleans. The famous levees of the Lower Mississippi extend 120 miles above the city, and to Port Plaquemine, 43 miles below it. These levees, as all the world knows, are imtnense embankments some fifteecn feet wide and six feet high, raised to prevent the inundations which would other wise follow the floods in the Mississippi. These freshets follow the melting of the snow In the spring about the sources cf the river and its trlbutarief. It Is needless to say that these over flows are followed by serious consequences. Crevasses are formed in the banks, into which the flat boats are drawn and whirled through the swamps. Levees ate raised for the purpose of prevent ing these overflows, and even these levees are sometimes swept away, as in this case reported by telegraph. Amongst their great enemies, next to the insidious assaults of the water, the amphibious animals, the muskrat and the craw fish, who burrow through them, making a pas-Fage-way for the water, are to be feared most. The many evils arising from these freshet9 have long ago called aloud for remedy. Several plana have been proposed. Amongst other suggestions offered are the erection of higher and stronger levees in lower Louisiana, which will secure the deepest and most capacious outlet: the deepening of the I channel Atchafalaya, and making it an indepen- dent outlet for tbeWashita and lied rivers; the uiif,vuiuii ui iuu xJij yj u x laifuoiumo, itiiO pre vention 01 aGaiiionai cut-oils in the upper portion 01 me river ana its branches; the formation of an outlet of est possible capacity from the the great Mississippi to Lake Borgne, with the view of i-uuveruug this ultimately into the main channel of the river; to form reservoirs on the distant tribu taries by placing dams across them, with aper tures sufficient for their uniform discharge, so i as to retain a portion of the water till the floods I have subsided below. This last suggestion is I offered with the view of comnensatinf far t.h loss of the natural reservoirs destroyed by the levees, of Improving the navigation of the tributaries, and of moderating the floods below. Reports of the Crevasse by the Southern Papers An Alarinlug State of Affairs. The newspapers published on the banks of the Mississippi river are lull of references to the condition of the Father of Waters: The New Orleaus lite says that on the 18th inst. the levee below Norbert Louque'f Lauding, near Bonnet Carre Paint, flftv miles above the city, gave way, and at the "latest advices the water was rushing through at a great rate. Unless the crevasse be stopped at once, all of St. John Baptist and 48t. Charles' Parishes (left bank) will be under water. The Mississippi 1'ilot is informed that the hnh water in the bottom, almip- (hn Ywnn Valley, is now within eighteen inches of beinar bb uiKu o lu&t ui loiw. jiauy nae plantations are entirely submerged, and serious apprehen sions are entertained lhaUf the flood does not subside quickly the cotton crop of that section will be a failure. The incessant rains, in con nection with the breaks in the Mississippi river levee, are the cause of the overflow. The Memphis Appeal states that the caving in of all the bluffs on the eastern side of the Mis sissippi, from Cairo to New Orleans, has led to curious results. Port Pillow has wholly disap- i m-t. - i- . . . . . . l j'oarcu. idcio its uut a vesuge oi me earin- TVlDw I'viijU J viwUwl! 1 lUUff IliiU ULUC1 S U.L liandolph. The river has cut cavernous depths for its strong currents beneath the everlasting Villi- OYlA (lluDA tl.lTA aUmlu A.MtviMnJ n J Ml la grain of band at a time, into the abysses of Che mighty deep. r V.., ...J V, Vlll BA Von. AX i 1 t - i.. v tt tuu tutu uiu-Biuco uarv uioa iear . u in a single night, and, curiously enough, this work of desolation goes on mainly upon the eastern side of the river. Here at Memphis, as at Vicks burg, Columbus, Fort Pillow, and Kandolph, the resistless, fathomless river, whose course none may anticipate and none can resist, pursues its appointed tasks with a force and pertinacity wnicu nave lessened property values between Wolf river and iert f iekerlog many millions of jouais. Thai New Orleans Picayune, of a recent date, St the- rapid fall of the river a few davs .1 rXieslDaled all fears nf further jr a jiiv ---v vivi a-oD13 wf mn buo uuo infu fiiit below the Barracks. This has been stopped, ,nd also the one at Villere's plantation. The danger so recently threatened 6hould constitute a warning that ought not to be neglected. The levees should be repaired at once, and their height and strength so augmented that no simi lar feats can be indulged In the future. It Is an old adage and a true one that "A stitch in time saves nine." Upon a matter ot such great moment there is not even room for doubt or in decision. I Somebody mentioned, the other day, some- t thing about jokes that are ten years old. whereat a party across-the rooia sang out inquiring ' whether such be decade Jokes. i V TESCEANCE JUSTIFIED. Homicide Trial at Frederick, Md.-Slsyer or a seducer Acquitted Exciting Scene in i;oun uvation to the Released Prisoner. The trial at Frederick. Md.. of Harry Craw ford Black for the homicide "of Colonel W. W. McKalg, at Cumberland, in October last, was concluded on the 21st. havinir act?nrlrl tun The deceased had seduced the sister of the ac cused, a Dcautuui and Highly accomplished young lady, and kept up his criminal association with her even after be had been married, taking her from her home to Baltimore. The fact becoming known to young Black, he sought out the seducer; they quarrelled and ccu uicw piBiuis, out Aicjvaig oeing taken at some disadvantage was hilled ia the street Some months nrevtnnnlv thn fathar nf a. duced had attempted to take the life of McKaie. Iiflvlno Ahnt n r onH nnnAaA lifm Th. lasted ten days, and excited the most intense "wrei "ttuuui u iug uigu bjcihi stanaing of the families concerned, all of whom reside at Cumberland. Among the counsel engaged was the lion. D. W. Voorhees. of Indiana, who ap peared xor me aeiense. ine scene wnne "wait ing for the verdict" and after its rendition is mus described.- At five minutes of 3 o'clock the case wai riven iu me jury, ana tney retirea to meir room. Large crowds were gathered about the court uuuco, nuiia uumuoi luuiaineu W1W1B me nail, believiDg that the jury would be out but a few moments. Within sight of the court house, on all the corners, were gathered groups of men, talking of the trial and its probable result, and ever and anon eager glances were cast towards muuuiT ui luc mum wuere me twelve men, in whose bands rested the life of young Black, WPrA dfllihpr&t.fno' ftnnn affnr than AMtAHAj n" J buvcicu their room they sent for their dinner, and it was a., hnn. nA 1 . . I. n . . U n 1 tu(jpureu u mm, iucy wuuiu nave a long de liberation before they arrived at any definite conclusion. At 5 minutes after 4 o'cloek the bailiff having the jury in charge came down and notified Chief Justice Maulsby that they had agreed upon a verdict. Judge Maulsby directed them to be brought down, and at eight minutes after 4 o'clock they entered the room. After they were seated the clerk directed the prisoner to stand up. He stood erect, and seemed perfectly composed; the audience who had come in held their breath, as it were; and when the clerk asked the jury If they had agreed upon a ver dict the stillness was almost painful not even the breathing of the vast crowd disturbed the silence the jury replied that they had agreed upon a verdict. The foreman arose, and in a clear, distinct voice said, "Not guilty." One deafening yell of applause went up from the crowd, and they rushed forward and raised the prisoner and carried him from the court-room. Sheriff Lamon, of Alleghany county, in whose custody Black had been since the deed was committed, was the first to embrace Black in the most affectionate manner. An admonition given by the Chief Justice, that no demonstra tion would be allowed, went for naught. The pent-up admiration and love that were resting in the hearts of the audience for Harry Black, even among those who had never known him save for the few days of the trial, could not be restrained bv the forms nf Indicia) trlhnnala An i ti j - . - w.VuunAw. evsuu no he could free himself from the crowd he joined urn womer, wno was standing within the bar WPPTtinc fnr inv nvpr iha roluim v.nM . L " J J w uuvi ..viaDv 11C1 DUUt and with her walked to the hotel, where during the day and evening he was visited by hundreds Of friends And ftnnnnlntnnrM whn amn rtrxn gratuiate him npon his release. CUBA. Important News Revival of the Insur rection. The Havana Dlario de la Marina of the 15th instant says: "The soil now trod by the rebels h parcelled Into six districts, each under a Spanish com mander-in-chief, viz.: Santiago de Cuba, Bay amo, Las Tunas, Puerto Principe, Sanctl Spiritus and the villas Trinidad, Santa Clara, Remedios, and Cienfuegos. The insurgents have adopted similar divisions of territory, and are led at Santiago de Cuba by Maximo Gomez; at Bayamo by Modesto Diaz; at Las Tunas by Vicente Garcia; at Puerto Principe by Ignatlo Agramonte, aDd at Sancti Spiritus by Villegas, supported by Salome Hernandez Villamil and other partisans. There seems to be no important leader at the Villas." The Diario recounts the depredations com mitted by Maximo Gomez and Modest Diaz, such as burning property, attacking convoys, or some small village. V incente Uarcia, heading eight hundred in surgents, is said to have been ejected from trenches at Navarjal and Monte Oscuro, and Ignacio Agramonte to be acting the part of dic tator at Camaguey. A movement of troops ordered by General Valmaseda, on arriving at Sanctl Spiritus, will, the Diario affirms, estab lish a military line at Ciego de Avila (thereby parting the Island in two portions), said line to be defended by only three thousand men, so that eight or ten thousand troops may be able to guard the two districts, and an equal number march on Camaguey (Puerto Principe). This should be done without delay; and once the re bellion is crushed at Sancti Spiritus, the time would come for the Puerto Principe insurgents, and those of the eastern department would be destroyed afterwards. Nothing published heretofore has attached so much importance to the rebellion as the above remark from the organ of the Spaniards at Havana. It seems that the island is to be divided into two nearly equal parts, and the west to be strenuously defended, while the east is to be comparatively abandoned to the grow ing insurgent powers. Homicide Cases. Court tif Oyer miut Terminer Judge Paxton ana inletter. In the case of the drarman Samuel Snoiloraaa. charged wltu manslaughter in causing the death or Mlcuaei WcCloskey by driving over him, the evi dence having been closed on both sides, counsel are now making their argument to the jury. The colored man Perry Brummer was arraigned for the murder of the white boy John HlU-v ou the night of March 1, near the opera house in Eleventh street, and entered a plt-a of not guilty. The Com monwealth made proof of the absence of an Import ant witness and the etl'orts made to procure his at tendance, and npoa this the case was continued uuui next, term. A dead-lock the door of a burial vault. Kobert Wilson, of Paterson. N. J., has been committed on a charge of whipping his raother- 1U-1BW . A certain school teacher Is accused of Indi cation because he read from the Bible: "And the cock wept thrice, and Peter went out and crew bitterly." Snake stories are now in order. A Prqvi dence paper says: "Thirty black snakes wera discovered In a quarry at Westerly one day last week and killed. The largest of them measured nearly four feet In length." the Manchester Mirror says that if no falsa returns are made, and no Tammany funds .u expended in New Hampshire, the Republicans will Have six majority lu the organization of the House of Representatives. But it admits that the Democrats are at work, and expresses its belief that they can have funds from Tammany not lavished on members of the New York Legis lature. The building, belonging to William B. Astor, Is damaged to the exUnt of 47000, and is unin sured. Percival's dining saloon, which adjoins No. 53, was slightly damaged by water. The total loss is about (30,000. About two years ago a fire occurred at this same place, when a steamer in front of the Bowery Tneatre ex ploded, killing two persons and Injuring seve ral others J. Y. fott, last tvtning. PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 1871. SECOND EDITION TO-DAY'S CABLE NEWS. The Rebellion in France. Evidences of Reaction. Xapoleonism Again Threatened. South American Advices. The Crevasse on the Mississippi. Railways and Property Destroyed. Gigantic Frauds in New York The French Consul Implicated. Resumption in the Coal Regions. Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc. FROM EUROPE. BY ASSOCIATED PKKS3. Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph. The Fighting at Paris. Versailles, April 24 Evening Fort Vale- rien slightly cannonaded the Maillot gate of Paris to-day. General Ducrot has resigned. Pabis, April 24 It is expected that the Suspension of Hostilities did not take place to-day, but it is believed it will commence to-morrow. The Communist news papers of to-day concentrate in Attack Upon President Thiers. A placnrd upon the walls invites the "friends of order" to be in readiness to avenge their brethren murdered In the recent butchery in Place Vendome. . London, April 25. The Times' special des patch from Versailles says that President Thiers had a long interview yesterday with Prince Albert of Saxcny and General Fabrlce. Fort Charenton is occupied by a detachment of the Versailles army. A Strong Reaction favorable to the restoration of the Emperor Napoleon Is reported to have set in in the pro vinces. A number of deputies of the Assembly are known to desire to make The Duke il'Aumale President of the Republic. The Daily news' special despatch from Ver sailles says: M. Thiers Has Resolved to Bombard Paris when the forts east and north of the city are delivered up by the Prussians. The Insurgent Made a Sortie on Sunday towards Chatillon, and at first captured the barricade held by the Versailles troops, but were Eventually Repulsed with heavy loss. General Doual has replaeed General Ducrot in command of a portion of the army of the Assembly. British House of Commons. London, April 25. At the close of the debate on the budget in the House of Commons last night, a vote was taken npon Mr. Dixon's mo tion adverse to the proposed tax on matches and resulted favorably to the Government. This Morning's Quotations. LONDON. Aprll25 11-80 A. M Consols nnnnpd nf. 93 for botu money and account, amsrtcan securities quiet. U.S. 6-i.Osof 1862, 0t; of 1865. Old, 69'i: of 1867, a; ten-forties, 89. FkaNKKOHT. ADrll U U. H. B-208 closed at 9va Liverpool, April 25 U-30 A. M Cotton opened dull; oplands, 7d.; Orleans, T'.d. The sales to day are estimated at 10,000 bales. FROM JVEJV YORK. fBT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Exclusively to The Evening TelearapK Serious Charges Against a French Consul. New York, April 25 The New York Sun says that a gigantic fraud has been discovered, and asserts that Victor Place, late French Con sul, with one Hector Chauviteau and some pro minent personages, made a large amount ille gally from the French Government by the exac tion of commissions and overcharges on the arms and provisions purchased in this country. One operation in beef alone is said by the Sun to have netted the ring $300,000. The .total contracts amount to over teu millions, on which two per cent, commission was levied. The San adds that from 50 to 200 per cenu profit was charged on large amounts of guns purchased of the Lnited States Government, and that a profit of 1250,000 was made on the thirty-five batteries of Napoleon guns alone. M. Place has been re lieved by M. Bellaigne M. Bughas, the late Consul at Charleston. A committee of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate all the transac tions, , FROM THE STA TE. Partial Resumption of Work lu the Scrau tou Jilatrlct. Bjtcial Despatch to The Evening Telegraph. Wilkesbbke, April 25. Notwithstanding the very unsettled state of affairs In the Scranton region, which is only a few miles north of this place, the men at Elliott & Co.'s, Swoyer's, and Broderlck & Co. s mines continue to work and are producing a large quantity of coal, the men and their employers having a mutual under standing among themselves. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Exclusively to Tht Evening Telegraph. Other Collieries at Work. Wilkesb abbe, 'April 25. Six collieries in this vicinity have gone to work, viz., the Enterprise, rort lionkley, Pleasant Valley, Warrior Run. Nottingham, and Cohansey. There will be a meeting of the Wllkeebarre Coal Company's men this evening. FROM SOUr II AMERICA. bt associated trebs.J Exclusively to The Evening Te'epraph. Venezuela Advleea. Caracas, Venesula, April 8. Guiman Blan co has imprisoned some members of the bett families. The Imprisonment of Pedro Jose Rojas has caused a great senSaiioa am Dug all partle?, and it Is feared that many of the friends of Blanco intend abandoning h'.m at a given mo ment. The Pllgarcas are In Arms and in full possession of Ature and the eastern part of the republic. Troops have bsen sent by the govertment to attack them. General Pulgar continues his Disorders In Maracalbo, and is suspected of consplriog against Blanco and In favor of General Domingo Monagas. Admiral Sutherland and General Gulan are Organizing an Expedition on a large scale at Caracas against Pulgar. The government of Curacoa tried to effect a Loan from Foreign Houses, but was unsuccessful, the foreigners fearing that the arbitrary and tyrannical manner of govern ing the city would be the cause of a speedy downfall of the present rulers. Blanco Has Levied Taxes on all and everything. A decree granting to foreign vessels the pri vilege of engaging in the coasting trade has been recalled, and causes great commotion in the mercantile community. FROM THE so um. I BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Exehuively to The Jtvening Telegraph. The Louisiana Crevasses. New York, April 25 A special despatch from New Orleans, dated at 9 o'clock last even ing, says the Bonnet Carre crevasse is still ex tending and Twelve Miles of the Jackson Railroad have been washed away. The President and Erglneer of the road set out to-night for the scene of disaster. At 10-30 P. M. the engineer in charge of the crevasse at Bonnet Carre sends the following despatch: "We have of necessity Abandoned all Idea of Closing the Cre vasse, and are confining our efforts to checking its extension. I am satisfied our exertions in this direction will be successful, and the further spread of this direful calamity averted. I have used our tug to assist some of the Distressed Planters In removing their household furniture. Two Other Crevasses, one atManoir, west of Baton Ilouge, and one on on the McDonough estate, below the city, are reported." FROM WASHINGTON. BY ASSOCIATED PRES4. Exclusively to The Evening Telegravh. Census Returns. Washington, April 25. A week ago final or full returns of the census from the entire country had been received, with the exception of a few counties and townships in Arkansas, Mississippi, Ohio, and Texas, and the re-enumeration of Indianapolis. Advices from the marshals of the several districts which were at that time in complete justify the expectation of the Super intendent that the remaining reports will be received on or before the 1st of May. Government Weather Report. War Department, Office of the Chief Srnvii. Officer, Washington, April 20 10-30 A. m. Sy nopsis lor the past twenty-four hours: The pies sure Is rising slowly on the PaolQc coast, with fall ing temperature; snow and rain prevailed on Mon day In Nebraska and parts of Iowa. The barometer Is now rising In the Northwest, with cool north westerly winds. Threatening weather, with occa sional heavy rains, was experienced south and west of Tennessee, where the barometer has fallen quite slowly. The barometer has fallen quite rapidly daring the night north of Lakes Erie and Ontario, with sloudy and threatening weather, clear wea ther prevailed very generally on Monday In the At- ianiio ana eastern oiaies ana in me extreme North west Probabilities. It is probable that the clear wea ther will continue on Lake Superior, cloudy wea ther, followed by light rains, will probably be expe rienced in the Southern and Middle States, and on the lower lakes. FROM CALIFORNIA. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph. The Critteuden-Falr Trial. San Francisco, April 25. In the case of Mrs. Fair, charged with murder, her counsel, Mr. Cook, addressed the jury yesterday, occupy ing the entire session of the court. District Attorney Byrne closes the case for the prosecu tion to-day. Ralph Waldo Emerson lectured last evening to a large audience on the immortality of the soul. FROM NEW JERSEY. The Writ of Error In the Wore Case. Special Despatch to The Evening Telegraph. Tbenton, N. J., April 25 The Chancellor will decide about the writ of erroi for John Ware to-day. lLATER.J Writ of Error lu the Ware Case Grautcd. Trenton, April 25 The Chancellor has just granted a writ of error in the case of John Ware. F. Bonders, Newton township constable, has just been sentenced to pay five hundred dollars and be Imprisoned six months. Specie Shipment. New York, April 25 The export of specie to-day amounts to $111,000. New York Money and Stock Market. New Yobs, April m Htocka excited, aloney steady at 6 per cent. Oold, U0U. B-aos, lsea, coupon, 113i ; do. 1964, do., U3V: do. 1866. do. 113 v ; do. 1866, new, 112 ; do. 18ST, lias i da 18CS, 112 v ; 18-40S, 109 Ji; Virginia 6s, Tltf; Missouri 6s, 9S; Canton Co., 63 v; Cumberland preferred, 80; N. Y. Central, 100; Erie, 20 ; heading, 109: Adams Express, 8lj; Mlchiiran Central, 23; Michigan Southern. 107; Illinois Central, 81 K: Cleveland and Pittsburg, k6V ; Chicago and Hock Island, 1104 ; Pittsburg and Fort Wayne, 99; Western Union Telegraph, &9tf. Baltimore Produce Market. Baltimore. April 26. Cotton strong, because of demand to fill short eouircts; sales at Uv,c for nikdllDg upland, and 13c for low middling.' Floor dull and weak, except for low grades; Howard street superfine, 57k62: do. extra. 6f0,47-i6; do. family, $7-2N9; City Mills superfine, tii7-23; do. extra, $78-6; da family, 8d-60n ; Western sa- fertiDe, 18 7D ii6; do. extra, do 7-5; do. family, I-26(8 60. Wheat Ann, except for WeHteru.'wIUeH has declined ; cneiee and faneyTwn!tH, 149-03; fair to prime. 11-60(91 DO; prime ts choice red, f 1-9042-06; fair to food, 1 16;41 76; commou, ll-SOl-45; Ohio and Indiana, ll-eOctl-M; Pennsylvania, l-Wl-5. Corn dull; Southern white, 73c. ; do. yellow, 76o. ; mixed Western, 70$79u. Rye. toi9ftc Oats, S9c. Provisions unchanged, WUkEyo, DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS. THIRD EDITION LATER FROM EUROPE. TERRIBLE MARINE DISASTER. An Australian Steamer Lost. The FJewmarket Races. Tko rennsylvania Coal Troubles. A Basis of Adjustment. Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc. Etc., Etc. FROM EUROPE. Ibt associated press. I Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph. Reported Loss of an Ocean Steamer. London, April 25. It Is reported that the steamship Queen of the Thames, from Mel bourne bound to London, has been lost and a large number of persons drowned. No particu lars. The Newmarket Races. The great race for two thousand guineas stakes to-day at Newmarket was won by Both well, Sterling second, and King of the Forest third. Versailles, April 25 President Thiers' cir cular, bearing date of April 24th, says: The last few days have been employed in engineer ing work and Concentrating Troops. SPA new corps has been formed at Cherbourg, Cambria, and Auxerre, composed of the heroes of Gravelotte. Generals Douay and Chlnchant will command them. The Late Engagements at Bngncux were successes for our troops, who captured a red flag. The great operation will soon commence. A despatch from Dieppe says that a placard urging the Supporters of the Commune to hasten to Pat is had been displayed there, but was destroyed by the authorities. The inflam matory document had no effect upon the inhabi tants. A despatch from Versailles to-day says: . "A Lively Cannonade is in progress at Bagneux. "President Thiers and Marshal MacMahon visited the trenches at Chatillon." The Ocean Steamship Race Arrival of the London, April 25-11 A.M.-fhe Inman steam- snip city or fans, from New York April 15, arrived at Queenstown at 6 80 this The White Star steamship Oceanic, which left i ew 1 orK uie same day and passed Sandy Hook thirty minutes ahead of the City of Paris, is not not yet reported at Queenstown. The ocean race, tneretore, 11 there was such a thing, has oeeu won Dy me i;ny 01 raris. Shin News. London. April 25 The - .UV 'f Ut from Baltimore, touched at Southampton vnator. j .1 r uuj, uu proceeded ior .Bremen. This Afternoon's Quota Inns. money and 93 X for account. 8-20s of 1862. 90J?- of uvinruoi-Apni to 1 bu r. m. California white n iinuu. . ; reu spring wncat, NO. 8 to No. 1, Hg. win. m,, icu Bium, ua. iu. iieceipts or Wheat can 22 600 "ecu si.ow quarters; or Ameri FROM THE STATE. BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Exclusively to The Eveninn Trlrnrrvn- A Proposed Basis for the Settlement of Wilkbsbarre, April 23. The miners' committee waited on Mr. Farrish yesterday, and the following proposition was submitted in printed circular Term: , Office of the Wiliksbarrb Coal and Iron 0M,F!.i!.Y' Wilkesbakrk, April it, lsH.-Messrs. Neal, Thomas, and Clinton, committee If the dim cmty at No. 6 be first satisfactorily settled the WilkesbstreCoal and Iron Company will resume work at au their collieries on or before the first of May, under the following conditions: The men of your district, No. 13, v. B. Association, shall pass the following resolutions: F Jietoii fd, That we hereby adopt the decision of the Hon. V iliiam Elwell, umpire, made at Maach ChuDk, April 19, as just and final between the men and the company, ana hereby pledge ourselves to be governed by the same in all particulars. Jtetttdi ut, That a standing committee of six per sons be chosen, three by the company and three by the men. to whom all questions as to wages and all other differences which may hereafter arise between the company and the men, except such as are already settled by the decision of Judge Eiwed, shall be submitted for settlement, a majority of whom shall make a deci.lon, and lu case said commitlee shall be unable to decide by a ma jority, they shall choose a seventh man as umpire, whose decision shall be final and binding upon both parties; and it is further Jiesolved, That hereafter if any difficulty, disagree, rue nt, or dissatisfaction shall arise ou the part either of the men or the company, work at the collieries shall not on that account be suspended, but the men shall keep steadily at work and leave all differences to be settled by the committee mentioned in the second resolution. Charles Parkisii, President W. Coal and Iron Association. A meeting will be held this evening by the miners employed by this committee to take action upon this proposition. PEXSSYLYASU LEGISLATURE. Senate. Habhibuvro, April 25. The Kenats met at 10 A. M Sir Hechert prunentod a iietitmn from the Uynturinea'a AtMOciatit n, praving that action may be taken to protect thorn from inviitioua leieUtion ef New Jervey. Mr. Oaterliout, one lram citizen of Philadelphia in favur of a local option law. Mr. Cornell, from resident! of Ann street, Twny-fifth ward, Philadelphia, asking f.r the grading and p.vinir of laid -treet. Mr. Turner, one askinc tbat a donation be made by the Slate to tue parent of Lieutenant Weimar and Corporal Care, of the tlazleton Zouaves, accidentally killod durina the recent coal troubles in Luzerue eouoty. The Speaker presented an abstract of accounts of the Reading Kailroad Company, in pursuance to the twenty fourth section of Uteir charter. Keporta from committeea: tenate hill rgulauu the sals of oysters and clams, as committed. llouae bill incorporating the Keistone Wooden Pave ment Company amended ae asj to style it the "Beidlre keyttnne" and so as to permit the company to tils lions for work done. Senate bill, introduced last evening by Mr. Petriken, relative to ike change ef school books and text books, ae committed. fcreate bill to incorporate the Anthracite Mutual Firs Insurance Company, a committed. Senate bill to diterce William and Mary Asa Arklese, as committed New bills introduced : Mr. Randall, ose which he said be introdueed by request and without committing bmiul t it support, lroyid;ng that all eouuly Ueaaiuers shUl hereafter be elected for thro years' and the term of the present onos shall be for three year from the date of iil.'.T!!,',,"r,""'"Pc, theaet aonlyalso to the city of PMIad.lph a and to the Receiver of faieeof tbat city M'-.,"r",r' on granting a pension ef eirht dollars a month to the parents o Lieutenant Werner and Corporal C.irr, accidentally killed in Lur.erne oonnty. Mr. W, its offered s resolution providing for the final w J",,"m",'tr WaT, .but Senate refused by a vote of. 14 to is to read it s second time. The bill divorcing William U. and Mary H, Wilkinson was pasted by a vote o 17 to II. inS??!" 0'Tid'J Twenty-fifth ward, Philadelphia, into two assessors' ai.tnotji. Passed. ' House. Hm,rJhlVi7? hCi1 rMol.u,io recalling from the Senate House bill rassed last week vacating a lane tbronpn John Adams' property. 1 weuty hrst ward, PhUadelphiaV for re consideration. Agreed to A supplement was considered relative to the nnalifica. tions and powers of road jurors of Philadelphia. aitnm-rf May 10,18711. This bill provides tbat hereafter i,nn road canes appointed b, court in quarter sessions mast be citizens of good report, owners of real estate, and resi dent of the ward or wards adjoining that in which t he street is to be opened. They must not be officers . 'VJJ" " wnrU in Philadelphia, and n person should be appointed on a second lory till the first shall have made their award. Wbsn a jury finds buildings ex tending out opon the sidewalk a disUnee not exceeding two-thirds the width, .nob buildings may be left until the wants of bnsines and travel may require their removal? "...v."0,-1 ,h'1 allowed the owner therefor. 1 his latter provision was amended by Mr. Miller by add. lngthefollowing:"Until a future jury shall determine: Jh!,-EITtJ-orh.,7 'mol, "d the amount to be paid i.i .l 11Ie "'"'"rf"" Provide, tbat it shall not be JS.7 i h i , b'dig upon any of the streets laid out on the plans of the city after said plans have been oonnrraed ; and when aait streets are ordered to he opened, building erected upon taem sinoe the conn", rnation shall be removed at the expense of the owner and without any damage being paid therefor. ' Kill prohibiting nrinors from jumping on railroad ears or vehicle of any kind while in notion, throwing stones or other missiles, or pitying ball in the treet of Philadel phia, wa passed after an amendment by Mr. Smith so that it shall not apply to newsboys plying their vocation. Bill exempting the real estate of the Moyamensing Bonn Fociety from taxation was passed after amendment by Mr. Marshall so as to include tha real estate of the Central Botip Society on Cherry street. Bill regulating the weight of anthracite eoal delivered by retail coal-dealers in Philadelphia was considered. It declares 224ponnds to be the legal weight, divides tha city into three districts, andauthoiir.es thiee inspectors, one to b chosen by the Mayor and one by eaoh branoh ot Councils. 1 heae inspectors are to inquire into the capa city of every coal cart to carry the legal weight, and to put their stamp npon them. They may atop any cart before it has proceeded four hundred yards from the place where loaded, and may order the load taken back and weighed. Heavy penalties are attached if the load i defioient in weight or if the earta do not bear the inspector's stamp, Jhenspeotor are to be paid by a tax levied on the ooal Mr. Thompson moved an amendment by authorizing the people to elect inspectors. Mot agreed to. , St r. Hagar moved to give all polios othoers the same power as the Inspectors, This was opposed by Mr. KUiott, who said this bill had been unanimously sgreed upon at a meeting of dealers. Mr. Hngnr replied that t hat bill did not go far enough. Mr. hlliott said that those dealers who refused to go ilto that meeting were here fighting the bill. Mr. Thompson opposed tho bill beoauss the tax-payers would have to pay additional salaries. Mr. Josephs defended the measure as one which had been needed for a long time. Mr. Smith, of Philadelphia, hoped the bill would bs de ft'd. believing in the general honesty of the dealers. 1 he bill would involve the alteration of nearly every cart in the city. The inspector might become corrupt them selves, when the cheating would be geqeral. Besides, a dozen inspector could not carry oat the provisions of this bill. Mr. Kllis favored the bill, anything that could make the middle men in the coal business honest and stop their cheating the laboring man, whether he be the producer or consumer of coal. Mr. Miller opposed Inspection on principle, and believed this bli would not be etlective. M r. Quigiey also spoke against the bill : carta would have to be taken some ton miles to be tested and the coal weighed, the inrpoctors getting the fine of 425 in each instance. Owners of carts were generally poor men. Mr. Klliott contended that tho bill was no obstruction to business. Ini pectors could not take a cart-load of ooal after it had passed a dibtantie of 400 yards from the plaoe of loudinr. Mr. Marshall denied there wa this fflnitntion, and pro posed to make it certain by amendment. He was satisfied that consumer of ooal in Philadelphia wors cheated to a great extent, and he therefore sustained the bill. At r.'liaear's amendment was lost. Mr. Smith offered an amendment making every con sumer an inspector, with power to have auy load of coal weighed, and if any load shall be found to be short of .240 pounds the teller (hall be sub jeot to all the penalties of this set. Mr. Klliott opposed this amendment on the principle that what is everybody' business is nobody's business. This amendment was in the interest ot the opponents of toe bill. Air. Smith's amendment was lost yeaa, 30; nays, 63. Mr. Klliott moved to an end by making a legal ton 3000 pounds, so that there shall he no alteration of carts. Mr. Marshall opposed this amendment, believing that the majority of cart hold ..40 pound, and it is an economy in carrying and to the consumer to keep the tandara at 2240. Mr. lliott fken withdrew hit amendment. Mr. Marshall introduced an amendment, which passed, conhmog the weighing within 4ou yard ef the plsoe of arreBt. lie also offered an amendment striking out a provision Which allowed forty pounds for variations in weight. Lost. The bill then passed as smewdad. New York Produce Market. Rew Yokk, April 25. Cotton firm; mlddllngun Iands,lB),c.; do. Orleans, 18,'c. Flour declining-: State, t66 80; Western, 87-2w; Ohio, a-857: Southern, 7(. Wheat quiet and heavy: No. 1 nominally, fl '60(31-63; winter red and amber, tl'65 1'68; new No. ., to arrive all of May, tl'48, Cora scarce and advanced l2o. ; mixed Western, 74r 7oc. Oats advanced 8 3c.; sales at 6Q(m6c Beef quiet. New Mess Tork, fll'76. Lard, 10V-uc Whisky, .ltfc DUC D'AUMAXE. Movement to Elevate Illm to the Throne Secret Gatherings or Ills Adherents at Tours. Paws, April 8.-One month ago to-day the Prince de Jolnville and the Due d'Aumale arrived In Tours carelully habited In the disguise of Russian noble men, and were the guests of one of the best known of the Touralne nobility. There was son a very noticeable activity among the gentry and rich own ers, and soirees were given and private entertain ments and rich, fine dinners were ordered at the "swell" restaurateurs of the town. - People remarked that the chateaux on the lofty bank of the Loire were becoming gay again, and these self-styled noblemen from Kassla were being feUA with golden hosplialliy. Tbey remained in Tours but a few days, aud on the Saturday follow lpg their departure there was an. Important meet ing of the Touraloe Mobility, and all, in fact, in the vicinity lavoring the pretensions of the DUG D'AUJi ALE TO THE THRONE. The gathering took place in the Hotel de l'Unlvers, and attracted no attention because of the irregular manner in which the gentlemen dropped in. Thsre is a due stable attached to the house, and the fact that many horses were there on that particular day was not at all strange. The Ural meeting was, thertfore, organized in the large parlor fronting the Boulevard, and which is situated on the second floor. The most intimate friends of the Duo d'Aumale then brought forward the proposi tion that he should be given the crown with all practicable speed, and the twenty-two pre sent assented; but It was thought best to adjourn the gathering uutll about this nucleus should cluster all the nobility on the Loire. A committee was ap pointed, and the meeting adjourned until the follow ing (Saturday, when forty-four were present. There was now an animated disuusslon touching a' so the claims of the Count oe Chambord and the Uount de Paris, the latter of whom is inimical to the interests of the lnic d'Auniale. The conspirators again adjourned for more num bers and in await the events to transpire in Paris. The third meeting was held on the third Saturday and sixty-five attended But- before this couv. ca tion cautious error ts were made for adherents and prtsely teg. All the shop windows of Tours and the small towns of Tour.ine were tilled with the pho tographs of the Due d'Auniale In the same way as if he were a young prima ilunna about to make her debut An actual sentiment was therefore created, though the meeting of the monarchists were kept a proioucnd secret. Last Saturday the session was highly important, and touched all the details of an armed possession of the throne. The roynlUts claimed tbat France by an overwhelming majority was in favoi of a king, and that this majority, and its dearest, most vital Interests could not be destroyed by mad socialists, who would keep the republic in constant luternai turmoil. Archbishop DupanlouD havinir left the Assembly at Versalles upon a plea of sickness to reside at his chateau in Orleans, artfully contrived to be present nt the third session in Tours. The discussion was locar and animated. Finally a committee was charged to see the Count de Chambord and get him to retire all Ins Interests la favor of the Duo d'Aumale. The committee appointed to see Gene ral Charette at Versailles reported that he was ail ready to adhere to the Duo with his army when re leased from his loyalty to the Count da Chambord by the Count s l-rinsl abandonment of the throne. Negotiations re now goluif on between the friami of the Due and the Count himself. There is to be another meeting to-day, and it is thought that tha niuvtment already so formidable will succeed la forcing a king ou the heels of the collapse of tho Communed Paris. These facts 1 have related were reported to me first aud to General Cluseret afterwards, and the Ueneral yesterday ordered that active measures should be taken to nullify the scheme. -V. 1 . Ucmld.