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EdllRAF H H A A VOL. XV. NO. 135. PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1871. DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS. FIRST EDITION THE GREAT RAILWAY LEASE. The Calamity of Pittston The Mine Inspector's Statement. The Pennsylvania Democracy Anxiety of the Unterrifled. Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc. Etc. TIIE GREAT RAILROAD LEASE. Meeting of the Stockholders of the New Jersey Railroad Majority for the Lease. The stockholders of the New Jersey Railroad held a meeting yesterday at Jersey City, which was designated the regular annual meeting, but which was really the gathering of the tribes around the dying bed of old Camden and Am boy. There was a lachrymose expression about the faces of a lew men of the olden time as they began to realize that the former things had passed away. Dudley 8. Gregory was there, an advocate of the preservation of self-government in the New Jersey companies; eo were Nehemiah Perry and Martin A. llowell, and above all Judge Black, of Mount Holly, who made himself beard on the lease question. He was on his feet throughout the entire discus sion, though he is an old man, and, like the firopbet in Nineveh, warned his hearers to the ast against the rninoua consequences of the proposed lease. lie gave FACT8 AND FIGURES, and though frequently interrupted, maintained his protest against being called upon to witness the signing of their death-warrant as a corpora tion possessing the finest railroad in the country. John C. Stevens, of Trenton, a chief of the old railroad block, sailed in under full canvas for the lease, while "Pete" Duryea,' of Newark, exe cuted some admirable sparring manoeuvres and Bomersaults, while entertaining the meeting to a harangue in favor of the measure. "Pete" passes for a wit, and in his effort to cajole the stubborn old gentleman of the opposition into a submission to the inevitable, he was particularly successful. Voorhees, the good old anchorite, shook hands with "Pete" on the question, and, as they both passed out of the shade of the de parted, "Pete" triumphantly cried out, "A great day for New Jersey I" Voorhees responding, "And for Pennsylvania." OPPOSITION WA8 FRUITLESS, as it was -evident the destroying angel had passed over the assemblage during the morning hour. "No use," said Perry; "the thing is evi dently fixed." And Nehemiah left for Long Branch, without waiting to drink, like the others, to the days that are over. An election for directors was held, and the following gen tlemen were chosen: Dudley 8. Gregory, Henry R. Remsen, Hamilton Fish, Alfred L. Dennis, George R. Cbetwood, Martin A. Howell, Ferdi nand Suydam, Nehemiah Perry, and Isaac W. Bcudder. There was only one ticket, and the result is an overwhelming vote in favor of the lease. The number of shares voted on was 43,817. Of these Gregory fell behind or was "scratched" to the number of 1046, Perry 977, and Howell G9, on account of their opposition to the lease. N. Y. Herald to-day. TIIE PITTSTON DISASTER. A Card from Mine Inspector 'Williams. T. M. Williams, Inspector of Coal Mines, who was censured for neglect of duty by the Coro ner's jury in the recent investigation concerning the Pittston coal mine disaster, has Issued a card to the public in order to refute what he calls "the many vile reports and slanders" which have been circulated in the newspapers as to his responsibility for the calamity. After allud ing to the coroner's inquest as "that farce of a jury," and complaining that he was expelled from the inquest because he informed the coro ner that he was not competent to conduct it, be shifts the resposlbility for the accident on the Superintendent of the mine by the following statement: My last visit was on May 24. They had just started afresh some time through the month and I was under the impression that the under standing previously between us, not to work chambers, was kept in good faith. I entered the mine, travelled the slope and airway into the east side gangway and airway, and then back to the foot of shaft; looked into the shifting shauty; saw some ten or a dozen persons in there on dinner. On going away from there towards the west gangway, 1 asked Mr. Kendrick how it was there were so many men In the shanty, and If any of them belonged to the slope that we had seen before. He said, "Yes, that those men from tbe slope were there on din ner." 1 just thought that, and said I, "If not, you would have more than you complement of men down here." So we walked on into the, west gangway and airway. Returned to a place where tbey were making a new stable, and on returning saw the road leading up tbe bill; asked If any one worked up there; Ken drick said "No, not now; they have been, but are not now." (After the.fire it was proved that four chambers and a gangway were at work at the time of my visit, aud that five new chambers were started the two days next after I was there, and some new hands were employed to do so ) From there we went to the return airway at foot of shaft; measured tbe air at the same place that Kendrick made out a report a few days previous and sent to me: my measurement (with him there to see it done) was 1680 cubic feet per minute at loot 01 upcast snait. for me tnree splits together his report above referred to was iKiOO cubic feet; and when I mea sured tbe 1680 cubic feet, the fan exhausted at the top 11,900 cnblc feet. The day of the cala mity Mr. Kendrick was experimenting to get more air out of the fan; at five minutes V one o'clock doubled her speed, trot 21.000 feet, run ning ber np to 180 revolution, and likely no additional care or greasing to meet tne double Telocity and friction, and we all now see the result. Connecticut last year raised 6.500.000 pounds of tobacco, or an average of 1450 pounds 10 me acre cumvaieu. Paris has forty-nine female Ulesranh oners tors, Lyons forty-three, Bordeaux seven, and Marseilles eighteen. The town In Coos county, N. H., named "Success", is a failure. After twenty year it has only five Inhabitants. Augusta, Me., is said to be the only place of any size in tbe State that wholly Ignored the celebration oi uecoration uay. A Boston iall holds a beautiful and well educated girl who was arrested for stealing S'jom from her employers, a dry eoods firm. A Tobacco Fair will be held at St. Louis on the 21st instant. The tobacco production of "Minsnnrl lust vear was 18.500.000 rounds. And now Little Raven aud the rest of the Indian Chiefs have gone to visit Bunker Hill and exnlm-A the wonders of Boston Common. A special committee has been raised in the Connecticut Legislature for the purpose of can vassing the subject of divorce, with a view to a general revision o: tne laws remung mereio. Tbe whole mystery is explained at last. "Relirion is simply a recurrence to the human mind of tbe facta of tbe universe." So says John Weiss, a chief light, of the Boston Free KeligloiiibU. 'J HE DEMOCRACY. Threatened Rebellion In the Camp-The State Convention and How It was Managed. The Democratic newspapers of Pennsylvania do not seem to be unanimous in accepting the platform adopted by the State Convention on the 24th nit. The West Chester Jeffersonian, a well-known Democratic sheet, says: On the day before the convention several Democrats went up to Barrisburg from this place to prevent, If possible, the party from taking the contemplated step. The first one of tbe "ring'- encountered on their arrival was H. G. Bmlth, of the Lancaster Intelligencer. From him they learned that there was a determination to put through tbe substance of the Vallandio-- ham platform, he going so far as to say that be was opposed to the repeal of the fifteenth amendment. In the evnnincr. determined to seek the unrlnc head of this dark and hidden stream, R. . Monaghan, Esq., and Jos. Hemphill, Esq., re paired to the room of Hon. Vf. A. Wallace. The conversation soon turned to the platform, when Wallace read some resolutions he had prepared, and Myers some that he had written both going the whole figure for the amend ments and the nigger. Mr. Wallace prefaced tbe reading of his resolutions by the remark, "that he feared the first one (the negro one) would not suit his friends from Chester. ' After hearing it read, the gentlemen from West Chester condemned it in the severest terms, saying that it would be ruinous to the party in Chester county and throughout the Slate that the record of the party was such on this ques tion that it would be Impossible to rally it upon such a platform And Monaghan, quite excited, arose from his seat and said: "Well, gentlemen, 1 have not yet learned to be a dd scoundrel in politics " The ninth resolution was passed by 76 yeas to 53 nays. Tbe announcement of the vote was received with hisses and some little ap plause. During the dtnte the excitement was intense, and much feeling was displayed on both sioes. William A. Wallace was then very orooerly elected chairman of the Slate Central Commit tee, in order that he might demonstrate to the people of the State how totally destitute of con sistency is a professional politician. I his whole aflalr was a job set ud by a lot of scheming, huckstering politicians, headed by such men as Lewis C. Cassidy, William A. Wallace, B. F. Myers, Senator Davis, of Berks, and others; and who no more repre sent the true sentiments and principles of the Democratic party than do the edicts of the King of Dahomey. uur suggestion is, that there should be another convention called, to expunge this odious and inconsistent resolution, treating it as the famous resolutions of censure against Andrew Jackson were treatea.by drawing blacK lines around and through It. A SHARP TRICE. A United States Marshal Outwitted. A sharp trick was played yesterday in the vicinity of Ltcfller's Garden, by a party who had some time ago purchased a piano from the Gaehle Factory, in Baltimore. It appears that promised, payments bad not been made, and so the agent of the concern came to the city yesterday to recover possession of the instru ment, li e nrst went to tne nouse ana demanded the surrender of the piano, which was refused. He then proceeded to the Marshal of the Dis trict, ana after the arrangement of brief pre liminaries that ofllcer, armed with the proper legal document, went to tbe house, and, finding tbe door locked, broke it in, and entering seized and levied on the piano, and brought it away. As the triumphant marshal and the agent left the premises they received a note from the party from whom they bad seized it, in which the writer expressed a fervent hope that the agent would be satisfied with bis bargain. Away went the instrument, the ageut, the deputy marshal, and the.speclals, la great glee, in a lurniture wagon. But in order to comply with some legal form it became necessary to have the piano examined by an expert and its value estimated. So the party drove down to Ellis' music store, and transferred the prize to the interior for exami nation and valuation. It was locked. A piano key was produced, and the corner raised, when, lo f it was one of the "planner fortys" that old Mr. Weller had in bis mind when he Iproposed bis plan to Sam, for getting Mr. Pickwick out of the Fleet Prison. It "hadn't got no vurks in it." It turned out that while the enterprising agent was looking np the Marshal, somebody had used a good screwdriver with such expedition that the entire action of the instrument had been removed and spirited out of sight. The agent now understood the meaning of tbe note which be had received as the piano was being removed. Of course It dldn t take long to place a valuation on the instrument. Washington Patriot, yesterday. RUNAWAY ACCIDENT. Terrible Casualty at Rochester. From tht Rochester Express, 6th. On Saturday night, about 10 o'clock, a terrible accident occurred on tbe corner of State and Centre streets, which resulted in the death of a young lady and the serious injury of three other persons. At mat time donn iuemnanz was driving a team of horses belonging to Henry Bartholomay, brewer, drawing a lager beer wagon, on Jones street. Just then the 10 o'clock Magara r aus train came along, at wnicn tne horses became frightened and started on a run, dashing down Jones street at a fearful pace. Tbe driver maintained bis bold of the reins until reaching the corner of Centre and Jones streets, where, in turning, he was thrown to the ground with great force, the fall breaklsg a leg and one of his arms, and bruising his body. Tbe maddened animals dashed onward with Increased speed through Centre to State street. At this polut a gentleman, accompanied by two ladies, was walking leisurely over the cross walk. Their nameslare Henry Hawley, Amanda Uawley, and Mary Green. They did not notice tbe approach of the team, and were knocked prostrate upon the ground. Immediately a large crowd collected, and the injured 'parties were taken np and conveyed into a store. On examination it was found that two of the rersons were injured severely, and one, Amanda lawlev. it was thought fatally. She was in- . sensible when taken up, and in terrible agony. Under the Influence oi stimulants she was re turned to consciousness for a short time. Blood issued from her mouth, and It soon became ap parent that ber injuries were of a fatal nature. It was decided to remove all three sufferers to the City Hospital, whither they were accompa nied by physicians. Deceased' was a relative of Henry nawley, the Injured man, whose thigh-bone was found to be fractured, and his head and body badly cut and bruised. . Pblladelphlaue at Newport. The New York Evening Post has a complete list of parties holding villas at Newport the present season, in which we find the following names of Pblladelphians: Ileury Ashurst, cor. Bellerue av.and Beach St. John A. Brown, Bellevue av. aud Spring st. J. Baker, Powell's, Ayrault street. Mrs. Fred. Brown, "Malbone," Malbone av. Gen. George Cadwalader, Bellevue avenue. Mrs. Debauev, Wilbur's, Church street. K. L. Moat, Atlantic House. Wlstar Morris, Washington street. Edw. MorrelL Bellevue court and Spring st. Charles J. Peterson, Bath road, near Beach. Mrs. C. G. Perry, Greenoueh place. Harry Ingersoll, "Reef Point," Cliffs. fceth B. hull, Atlantic House. Geerge F. Tyler, Bellevue court. E. S. Willing, Stone House, Spring street. SECOND EDITION TO-DAY'S CABLE .NEWS. Funerals of the Murdered Priests. Imposing Scene in Notre Dame. Gen. Sherman and the Presidency. He Positively Decline the Honor. Tho President and the Iudiaus Politics In Now Hampshire. t Etc., Etc., Etc.. Etc. Etc., Eto FROM EUROPE. bt associated press.J Exclusively for The Evening Telegraph. Funerals of the Murdered Priests. Paris, June 7. The funeral ceremonies to day over the remains of five clerical victims of the Commune were solemn and impressive. "Notre Dame" was grandly arrayed. The central object In the solemn pomp was a gor geous catafalque containing The Remains of the Archbishop, surrounded by minor structures bearing the corpses of Duguerry, Cure of the Madelalne; Suret, Grand Vicar of the Diocese; Becourt and Sebatur. The coffin of the Archbishop was covered with a pall of black velvet, embroidered and enriched with a massive silver cross. Thousands of tapers were burning In sliver candelabra, and the Incense vessels were also of silver. The floor was covered with black cloth and the pulpit covered with black gauze bespangled with silver stars. Black drapery covered every statue except those of the Virgin and child and St. Denis, first Bishop of Paris. In the midst of all were the black and charred remains of the bishop's chair; and his throne, alsc half burned, with which tbe Communists endeavored to burn the Cathedral, was left Intact as a memento of the crime. The weather was dull. Along the route of the procession the windows and streets were crowded with spectators. Bells were tolling and salutes fired. A strong force of regulars with reversed arms and muilled drams were in the procession. The Funeral Car of the Irchbishop was covered with silver and drapery and drawn by six horses. Another beautiful car, containing the remains of Suret, followed. The procession reached the Cathe dral at 11 o'clock. The inside was crowded with members of the Assembly, priests, and Sisters of Charity. At 11 o'clock tbe priests and deputies left the chancel, and proceeded to the great doors, which were draped in black, to meet the coffins. Chanting then commenced, and outside were heard the beating of drums, pealing of trumpets, and roaring of cannon. At the ele vation of tbe Host the firing was repeated. The altar was magnificently decorated, and the ser vice was long and solemn. MacMahon, L'Adml- rault, and Favre were present. London, June 8. It is rumored that the Count de Chambord has arrived at Boulogne. Jules Mires, the celebrated French banker, is dead. St. Petersburg, June 7 The report that the Russian Campaign Against Khiva had successfully terminated is confirmed. Emperor of Russia in Berlin. Berlin, June 8. The Emperor Alexander of Russia and his son Alexis, with a brilliant staff, arrived in Berlin and were received at the sta tion by the Emperor William and staff, and escorted to the palace by the Imperial Guard. Versailles, Jane 8. In the National Assembly to day a motion for the prolongation of Thiers' term of office as Chief Executive of France was postponed until after the completion of the supplementary elections to the Assembly. It is authoritatively announced that Thiers Favors a Republic for tbe future government of the country. It is reported that Rossel and Courbet have been unearthed in Paris. The Court-Martial for the trial of the insurgents Is not yet con vened.. The Official Journal ascribes the insurrection to the congregation by Napoleon of three hun dred thousand workmen in Paris. , This Morning's Quotations. London, June 811 -80 A. M. The weather throughout England Is fair, but unfavorable for the crops. Consols opened at 91 fi for money and 91? Tor account. Bonds quiet aud steady; 1802, 90; 1865, Old, 9i)y, 5 1667, 9'W, 10-40B, SSX. Liverpool, June 8 10-80 A. M. Cotton opened quiet and steady; uplands, 8s88jd.s Orleans. 8J,d. Sales to-day estimated at 12,0to bales. Breadstuff easier. Corn, 82s. 8d for new. Peas, 4ls. 6d. This Afternoon's Quotations. London, June 81-38 p. M Consols for money 01, and fer account 9191 Bonds, o for the issue of 186-2. Livkkfool, June 8 1-30 P. M. Cotton quiet and easier; uplands, 8Va8d.; Orleans, gales now estimated at lo.ooo bales, Including 60u for export and speculation. Sales on ship named from Savannah or Charleston at 8d. lor mldailags. Also at sea, nearly due lrora New Orleans, at fJ. FROM NEW ENGLAND. bt associated press.J Exclusively to The Evening lelegrapK New Hampshire Polities. Concord, N. H., June 8. Both parties are holding caucuses this morning wl(h closed doors, preparing for a renewal of the contest in the organization of tbe House. Every train and public vehicle arriving brings leads of country people to witness the nsual annual parade on election day. But It is likely they will be disap pointed, as it is not probable the question who will be Governor will be reached to-day. It is understood Weston declines to visit the city till the question is settled. Fatal Accident. Providence, R. I., June 8 B. A. Slocora, Chief of Police at Woonsocket, was killed this morning at that place. He attempted to get upon the cars while In motion, and fell under the wheels. Milwaukee Markets. MiLWiriKi, June 8. Wheat steady. No. 1, 11-81; No. 1 b0J. Receipts, 80,ooo bushels; sUlpuieata, 3,000. Freights eaUk 6c. ; swam, 9c. FROM NEW TORE. f BT ASSOCIATED FKBS8.1 Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph, Obituary. New York. June 8. Dr. Sparr, brother-in- law of Madames Woodhull aid Claflln, died suddenly at French's Hotel yesterday In a fit. General Sherman Ponltlvely Decllues the rrciioency, The Herald pnbllebes the following letter: Fort 8ill, Comanche Reservation, May 25, 18T1. I have been skirting the Texas border for the past month, and here for the first time I meet files of Eastern papers, by which I see quite an unnecessary muss has been raided by a purported speech made by me at a supper of the Union League Club of New Orleans the night preceding my departure from that city. Who ever reported that as a speech by me committed a breach of propriety, for Governor Warmouth presided, and before I consented to respond to a call I was assured by tbe President of the so ciety that no reporters were present, and that whatever was said would be sacred and confined to the persons present. Now as to politics, I think all my personal friends know my deep-seated antipathy to the subject. Yet, as you. seem not to understand me, I hereby state, and mean all that I say, thai "I never havebeen and never will be a candidate for the Presidency, that if nominated by either parly I should peremptorily decline, and even if unanimously elected I should decline to serve." If you can find language stronger to convey this meaning you are at liberty to use it. I am your obedient servant, W. T. Sherman, General. The President's Views of the Situation. New York, June 8 The President in con versation yesterday said: "There Is a great deal of nonsense written about me. I don't want to do any more than carry out the wishes of the American people as they are expressed through their representatives and the press. I try to observe tbe oath of office I took when inaugu rated, and I believe I have succeeded. What good 1 have done the credit is to the people. The Faults of the Administration are mine. My faults have come to the front and centre. What good I have done is under guard in the rear. It remains with the people to decide on the merits and the demerits of my administration. As to the Indians, said the President, those people who clamor for the destruction of the Indians on the plains either are interested or know nothing of the condition of affairs in the wild regions where the Indians live. I have lived with Indians, and know them thoroughly. They can be civilized and made friends of the Republic. It takes Uct and skill, however, to deal with them. They are shrewd and cunning, and won't be shoved out of their rights if they know it. My policy is peace. When I said "Let us Have Peace" I meant it. I want peace on the Plains M every where else. That attack on the Apaches was murder purely. The Apaches are warlike, that is, the young savages wander off to rob and murder occasionally, but no doubt they have provocation. I will investigate the massacre of the Apaches at Camp Grant and be Just to All Concerned. The Indian question is not one the Govern ment should be called upon to settle. The citizens of outlying States and Territories ought to be able to fix that. Tbe Quakers are doing well, have done well, and will do more. Other denominations of Christians are also laboring with effect among the Indians, and they are all laboring for tbe same end, and I will give them all the support I can. I don t like riding over and shooting these poor savages. 1 Want to Conciliate Them, and make them peaceful citizens. The policy of peace Is much preferable to the policy of war. You can t thrash people so that they will love you. Even though they are Indians, you make enemies fiends by kindness. FROM FORTRESS MONROE. IBY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Exclusively for The Evening Telegraph. Gov. Randolph, of N. J., at the Fortress. Fortress Monroe, June 8. Governor Ran dolph, of New Jersey, accompanied by his lady and a few friends, paid a visit to the fort yester day, and were the - guests of Major-General Barry. Tbey visited the various points of in terest, and returned by the New York steamer last night. FROM WASHINGTON. BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.) Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph. Government Weather Report. War Detaktmbnt, Office of the chief Signal Officer, Washington, June 810-30 A. M. Synop sis for the past twenty-four hours: The weather has remained without material change at the Hocty Mountains and Pacific stations. The barometer has risen somewhat from Lake Superior southward to the gulf, and eastward to Lake Ontario and the middle Atlantic coast. The area of lowest pressure has moved northeastward beyond our stations. Cloudy and rainy weather has prevailed from West Vlrclsia to Lake Ontario and eastward, where it is now generally clearing up. Southwesterly winds are now reported from Lakes Erie and Outarlo to the Atlantic coast. Cool northwesterly winds from the Ohio Valley northward and westward. Probability', Cool aud cloudy weather is probable for Michigan and Lake Michigan, aud clearlng-up weather on the Middle and Hastern coasts. Clear and partially cloudy weather will probably prevail very generally east of the Mississippi river, with light winds and rising barometer. New York Money and Stock Market. Niw Tori. June 8 -Blocks dull and heavy. Money 8 per cent. Gold, 114. s-kus, lfcoH, coupons, 113; do. 194, cp., 111: o. 1806, cp., lUTf; do. law, new. iw v; da loST, luv; do. isss, iuv: l0 4os, 109f; Virginia SB, new, 73; Missouri 6a. 98 V: Can ton Co., 88 )tf ;Cumberland preferred, 42 ; N. Y. Cen tral, and Hudson Kiver, 9$,'; Erie, 80; Beading, 116V; Adams Express, 60H Michigan Ceutral, 124V, Michigan Southern, 114,': Illinois Central, 1; Cleveland and Pittsburar, 118 ; Chicago and Hock Island, 123 S' ; Pittsburg and Fort Wayne, 99 s i WeaternlUnlon Telegraph, bj. Chicago Flour and Wheat Market. EpecUl Despatch to Tht Evening TelegravK Chicago, June 8lo-si) A. M. Wheat steady; fair demand at l-28Vl-S8tf, seller July; 1-iiSV. last half, seller June, cash. Corn firm and in good demand at 64.VC, seller JunesNBMVe., seller July. HeeminU. &Up'U. MUmipit. SMp'U. Flour, bbls. 4,ooo h.ooo oats, bus.... Sl.ooo T.ooo Whrat.bua. Sl.ooo 14J.0OU Rye, bus.... none. none. Oorn, bus.. 164.000 los.ooo. Barley, bus. .nous. none. In Sweden every one at the age of fifteen becomes a church member. Lord Courtenay, the last titled bankrupt of England, owes six million dollars. The principal of Eton school, England, now gets t30,000 a year and rent free. Mr. Emerson says the Yo-8emite Is the only thing in California np to the brag. Some of the Prussian railroad pay divi dends as high as 24 pr cent, per annum. OBITUARY. Brigadier-General Thomas J. Rodman, (Jul tea sisiHArmy, This well-known officer and Inventor of the celebrated Hodman eua died at Rock Island. 111., where he was commandant of the United states armory and arsenal, at ? o clock yester day morning. lie was a native of Indiana, i mm wnicn state he was appointed, to the Military Academy at West Point, remaining there from July, 1837, to July, 1811, when be graduated seventh in his class, and was com missioned brevet second lieutenant and assigned to duty as assistant ordnance ooicer at Alle gheny Arsenal, Fa. In 1845 he went to Rich mond for the preparation of machluery to test gun metal and to supervise the manufacture of cannon. From September to November, 1846, be was at Boston, mounting and experimenting witn uointord s 12-lnch columblad. Tne greater part of the following year was passed at Pitts burg, supervising the manufacture of cannon. In March. 1847. he was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant, and in July, 1855, was com- missionea a captain "ior fourteen years con tinuous service." During- this interval he was engaged in ordnance duties, part of the time at i lttsourg ana Baton nouge. c rom lsoi to isjj he was engaged, at intervals, fixing the pro gramme of experiments with cannon, experi menting on gunpowder, and determining the proper form of cannon, testing carbines, and in specting and fixing the quality of iron. He con tinued bis experiments until 1861. when he pub lished their results in a valuable work, entitled "Reports of Experiments on Metals for Cannon and Uaunon Powder." Previous to this Captain Hodman bad invented the gun which bears bis name. He supervised the casting and testing of the first 13-lnch columblad, 12-inch rilled gun, and 20-inch smooth bore, and from September, 1864, lo his death supervised the casting of pro jectiles and ordnance (.with hollow core and cooled from inside to outside, as Invented by himself) for the Ordnance Department. In March, 1805, he was brevetted lieutenant-colonel, colonel, and bngadlergeneral "for faithful, meritorious, and distingulshsd services In the Ordnance Department, receiving thereby the usual compliment of three brevets In a single day. In March, 1867, he was commissioned lieutenant-colonel of ordnance, and held that rank at the time of his death. General Hod man's services during the rebellion were most valuable to the country. It was not his fortune to be called upon tbe battle field, but in prepar ing tbe ordnance for the use of the Union armies be performed a service whoae value can not be overestimated, and performed It so tho roughly that there never was the slightest com plaint from the generals commanding in the field. Juan George Kohl. Juan George Kohl, a celebrated traveller and author, who died on Tuesday at Bremen, Ger many, was born in the same place on tbe 28th of April. 1808. He studied science in Bremen and finished bis education in the Universities of Oottingen, Heidelberg, and Munich. For seve ral years he was engaged as a tutor in noble families, and afterwards be travelled over, every part of Europe. He finally settled in Dresden in 1838, and published sketches and pictures of his travels, which became immensely popular. In 1857 he contributed to the Smith sonian Institution at Washington two treatises on the maps and charts of tbe New World at different periods, and wrote a descriptive cata logue of all the maps, charts, and surveys re lating to America. He also wrote a history of and commentary on the two maps of the New World made In Spain at the commencement of the reign of the Emperor Charles V, and contri buted frequently to the publications of various learned societies. TUB N. Y." VIADUCT RAILROAD.. Third Meeting of the Directors $1,000,000 Worth of Stock Subscribed. The Directors of tbe Viaduct Railway met at 2 P. M. yesterday in tbe Governor's room at the City Hall, President Hilton in the chair. The Chairman read a series of resolutions, calling upon the directors to subscribe for stock. The resolutions stated that 10 per cent, should be paid on the par value of the stock and 10 Eer cent, when called npon by the board. Mr. amont said the object of the resolutions was to have $1,000,000 subscribed, in accordance with the law, which provided for an expenditure of 95,000,000 on the road by the city when that amount was raised. The following amounts were then subscribed: Share: Share. A.T. Stewart looo William B. Astor 650 W. M. Tweed 600 P. B. Sweeny 600 A.Belmont 600 Hugh Smith 660 Charles A. Lamont. .. ssoj W. T. Biodgett. 230 M. Lanier 600 Klchard O Gorman... loo Mr. Duncan 6o!J. Nevarro 600 J. J.Bradley. 2O0B. Wesley 6 William Travers....H 860! J. T. Johnson SM K. B. Connolly s&o'Judge Hilton 600 Major Bail 150 1 The Chairman announced that it would be advisable so to divide the remainder of the stock among the directors as to raise the $1,000,000. Mr. Johnson said he was unwill ing to subscribe for more stock until he under stood everything about the road. He had not given it his attention before. The Chairman announced that Mr. Greeley and Mr. Sinclair of the Tribune were ready to subscribe f 1000 each for stock. The remaining shares were then divided among tbe other directors, Messrs. Morton, Marble, and Seligman. N. Y. Tribune, to-day. TIIE WEATHER. The Detailed Meteorological Report for To-day. The following is the meteorological report of the Signal Bureau of the War Department for this morning, all the observations being taken at 7-43 A. M., Philadelphia time. The barometrical reports are corrected ior temperature and elevation. The velocity of the wind is given lu miles per hour, and the force la an approximate reduction to the Beaufort scale : Place of Obser vation. if i Baltimore. . . . Boston Cape May . . W97 48 IT 29-89 N.W. 8 V. gent 3 V. gent. . I Calm. 6 Gentle. Cloud t rain CL up Fair Clear Clear Fair Fair Fair W. Charleston, . c. vi Chlgo j2996 Cincinnati K0-02 Detroit '89-84I Key Wet, Fla..-oo; MeniDhls 80-01! 8. W. N. W. 10 Brisk. N. W. N. W. IS. B. 8. W. 8. W. W. 8. W. N. B. H. W. N.W. B. N.'W. S. W. 10 lirlHk. 6 (ientle. Gentle. 4 Gentle. Mt. Washington. 89-94 New York 89 84 21 .... Fair i Cloud Cloud Fair Clmir IS Brink. Norfolk. !89'94 8 Gentle. 8 Gentle. 13 Buisk. ..I.... 8 V. gent. ..iCaliu. 4 Gentle. 8 Gentle. Omaha Oswego Philadelphia.. Pittsburg St. Louis Washington .. .29 91 ,'29-76 , 189-89 , 130-06 , ,89-91 .189-94 Cloud IFair iClear Cloud 'Fair Wilmington, N.C 29-85 FIN Ah O'A AUD COMMERCE. BvcttiMd THLaaaAPH Orncn.t Tburbdky, June 8, U7L I . We have no special feature to notice in local financial affairs. There is a rather better busi ness demand, owing to the active movements In some departments of trade, and there is a slight current of money towards the West and 8outh to move the wool and cotton crops, but the market is amply supplied with loanable capital, nd rates are easy and almost nominal. Gold is quiet and steady, the sales ranging from U2bU2, closing at . Government bonds were dull but steady at about last night's closing figures. The stock market was duU and prices were weak. Sales of City 6s, new bonds, at 100. KeadlDg Railroad sold at 58,l, declining to 5831, and closing at 58. Pennsylvania was also weak, selling at 02H(a63, closing at the latter. Camden and Am boy advanced to 130, with sales. Lehigh Valley changed hands at V7 62J; Catawlssa at 23, b. o.; and do., preferred stock, at 49. Canal shares and the balance of the list were neglected. Sales of St. Nicholas Coal at 8 and New Creek do. at 3-16. PHILADELPHIA 8TOCK EXCHANGE 8 ALES. Reported by Da Haven Bro., No. 40 8.Thlrd street. riKST BOARD. 18000 City 6s, New.. loo 13 sh Reading R... 69 1100 do, 99 loo do BStf liHvo ra os, sse....io 11000 Hunt A B Top 8) 11000 C A ASS 68... 94 loo do 68 i 64 do 68V 600 do, 2d. 68-81 600 do 8d. 63 K nshLehValR.... 8T lOOShOO AR.b30 62V 100 sh New Creek . . 8-1 100 sh Cata prf.bSO. 93 80shCh Wal.... 61 ft00 Bch N 8s, 78.. 7Ttf 68 sn cam Am . .iso 60 do S5.130 100 do 030.130 lOOshPenna R..... 62if loo ao oao. ca BETWEEN 11000 Leh gold L... 931 lshOC A 8.. 68 Ml BOARDS. 10 sh MlnehUlR... 64 Messrs. Dk Haven fc Brother, No. 40 South Third street, Philadelphia, report the following quotations :New U. 8. 6s of 1831, llUSaillJt: u. s. 6s of 1881, mvainx: do. isss! niX(SU2V, do. 1864, 111 VH2; do. I860, 111 v( 112; do. 186P, new, ii4XiU4j ; do, 1867, do, 114 xa 114' ; da 1868, do, 114 V1144 ; 10-40S, 109V110. U. 8. bo Years per cent. Currency, liene; Bold, , 112Q112V! Silver, I07(i08x; Union Paoino Rail road 1st Mort. Bonds, B1V4 92 Central Paclflo Railroad, I02aio8; Union Paclflo Land Grant Bonds. 86?i86;,. Messrs. William Paintbb A. Co., No. 86 8. Third street, report the following quotations: U. 8. 6s of 1881,ll7jjllTtf ! B-SOS Of 1868, 118112 ! do. 1864. 1119112; do. 1866, 111 79112; dO., July, I860, lUHmlMJi; do., July, 1867, 114 WU: do. July; 1868,.114H"4h'S 10-408, 109J U0. U. 8. Pacifio R. R. Currency 6a, U6HC4U&X. Cold, 112,4112. Narr k Ladder, Brokers, report this morning gold quotations as follows: 10-00 A. M 112,10-30 A. M 112V 10-26 " 118V 1 10-83 " 112- Philadelphia Trad Report. Thursday, June 8. Bark The last sale of No. 1 Quercitron was at 129 per ton. Seeds Cloverseed and Timothy are dull and no. mlnal; Flaxseed is searce, and wanted by the crush ers at I'i 28(82-60. The Flour market is inactive, and prices have a downward tendency. The demand is principally from the home consumers, whose purchases foot up 800 barrels. Including superfine at $5 266-60; extras at 5-62Xi6-81X ; Iowa and Wisconsin extra family at te-6046-75; Minnesota do. do. at tKstf-85, the lat ter rate for very fancy; Pennsylvania do. do. at 6 for low (rrade on to 16-76 for choice ; Indiana and Ohio do. uu , i:t 77-60, and high grades at 1776149, as In quality, iso, 1090 barrels Quaker City Mills on secret terms. Rye FiOur may be quoted at $5 S7) 6 In Corn Meal nothing doing. Tbe Wheat market Is exceedingly flat, and prices favor buyers. Sales of Indiana and Ohio red at 11-63 01-66: amber at Sl-67ai 68, and white at tWOAi-S'J. Rye may be quoted at 10&si 18 for Pennsylvania and Western. Corn Is in good supply, and meets with a fair Inquiry. Sales of yellow at 7374c., and 14,oco bnshels Western mixed at 72a73o. Oats' are unchanged. 6060 bushels Western sold at 6769o HId Barley and Malt no sales were reported. Whisky is unchanged. Small sales of Western iron-bound at 94a LATEST SlIlPPIMfl INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF PHILADELPHIA JUNE 8 BTATB Or TH1RM0MBTBR AT TBI lyiNIDO TBLIdBAFH OFPIGB. 8 A. M... 76 1 11 A.M.. 79 S P. U..,MM83 Sun Risks. 4-81 1 Moon Sets.. Sum Sara 7H6 High Water, 6-68 (By CableZ) London, June 8. steamship Atalanta arrived in tbe Thames to-day. Steamship Frankfort, from New Orleans, touched at Southampton to day. By Telegraph.) Nbw York, June a. Arrived, Bteamshlp Man hattan. from Liverpool. Foktrbss Monboi, Va., June 8. Passed in for 0ajblliJVlV, SUlff AUU.(IUUB I1VU1 JUl.dl lJll , UOI v Adelaide, fm Rio, and St. Lawrence, fm Dernerara CLEARED THIS MORNING. Steamship Empire, Hinckley, Charleston, W. P.Clyde it Co. Steamer Mayflower, Fulta, New York, do. Steamer Hannah Sophia, Teef, Norwalk, Slnnicfe son A Co. Schr Reindeer, White sal, Salem, Slnnlckaon A Co. Schr 6. R. JVIurney, Murney, New Haven, do. Schr C. W. May, Kndson, Providence, do. Schr J. H. Perry, Kelly, New Bedford, do. Schr R. W. Buddell, Maloy, Gloucester, do. Barge South Penn, ueegan, ABtorla, do. Tug Thomas Jefferson. Allen, Baltimore, with a tow of barges, W. P. Clyde Co. Tug Chesapeake, Merrlhew, Havre-de-Grace, with. a tow of barges, W. P. Clyde Co. ARRIVED THIS MORNING. Br. ship Koorla Moona, Hlldreth, 45 days from Liverpool, with mdse. ts Peter Wright A Sons. Steamship Norfolk, Piatt, from Richmond via Nor folk, with mdse. and passengers to W. r. Clyde A Co. Steamer Beverly, Pierce, 24 hours from New York, with mdse. to W. P. Clyde A Co. Br. bark Sarah, Oulliion, 63 days from Rotter dam, with muse, to Workman A Co. Brig Ssgua, Monday, 6 days iron Sagua, wltl sngar and molasses to S. A W. Welsh. nor. brig Tell, Natvig, 66 days from Palermo, with fruit, etc., to Isaac Jeanes & Co. Schr James Warren, Drlsko, 18 days from St. John, N. B., with laths to D. Trump, Son A Uo. Schr Lyra, Pickering, 1 days from Calais, with lumber to Michael Baker vessel to Lennox A Bur gess. Schr Mary Augusta, Holt, from Calais, with lum ber to jU lchael Baker vessel to Lennox A Burgess. Schr B. F. Bralnard, Anderson, from Portland. Conn., with stone. Schr Crescent Lodge, Hatch, from Calais, with lumber to Herbert, Russell fc Co. Schr Mary Riley, Rtiey, 6 days from Bostsa. With mdse. to Haslam, Wickersham & Co, Schr J. W. Uaig, Brower, 4 days from Newbern, N. C, with shingles to Norcross A Sheets vessel to Haslam, Wickersham A Co. Scbr Damon, Johnson, from Calais, with lumber to D. Trump, Son fc Co. Schr Montana, Bearse, from Gardiner, Me with ice to Knickerbocker Ice C. Schr Telegraph, Tyler, from Rappahannock River, With wood to B. Uorgas. Schr J. M. Fitzpatrick, Smith, from Boston. Schr James Martin, Baker, do. Schr B. U. Irwla, Johnson, do. Schr Joseph Baymore, Bergh, do. Scbr Clara Davidson, Jefl'ers, do. Schr Lizzie Florence, Llpplncott, from Providence. Schr W. W. Marcy, Blackman, do. Schr J. C Patterson, Sewell, do. Schr P. A. Sanders, Smith, do. Schr M. A. McGahan, Call, from Newburyport. Schr S. E. Jones, Handy, from New Xerk. Schr Helen, Perry, do. Hchr Junes Butler, Smith, do. Scbr James Satterthwatt, Henry, fm New Haven. Schr Raven's Wing, York, from Fall River. Tug Joe Johnson. lDgraham, from Baltimore, with a tew of barges to W. P. Clyde A Co. Tug G. B. Hutcnlnga, Mulford, from Havre-de-Grace, with a tow of barges to W. P. Clyde A Co. MEMORANDA. Steamer Rattlesudke, wiunett, hence, at Boston 8 A. M. 8th Inst. Ourretpondrnce of The Evening Teleoraph. KASTON A McMAHuN S BULLETIN. Nbw Yokx offick, June 7. The following barges leave In tow to-day for Baltimore, light: O. Mc Williams. Mary Kear. J. P. Uler. Camilla, J. A. Covin, Mary, Rebecca, Carrie, T. L. Moore, A. C. Coude, Essex, Macopln, i amden, U. Shattuck, E. L. Lewis, C. C. Partridge, and fcL A. Uorton. Baltimore Branch Officii, June 7. The fol. lowing barges left In tow this morning, eastward) R. V. Ue Witt. J. L. Greenman, Ioiliauola, Wayne County, James Hand,' C. B- Walrath, Dan Robinson, Yuba, James McMahon, Joseph Lord, OueenClty. and 1 readnaugbt. The following leave to-night: Ocean, Maggie, Someiser, Alida, C. McCaffrey, W. T. Hamilton, Hi Heed, Warren, Ahwsga, CD as. French, Harvey Wright, and Osnrey, all with ooal, for New York. Philadelphia Branch Offick, Jane 8. The Eva Caleb, with Cre-brick, castings, and turpentine, left for New York last eteutng. L, S. O. Bvtcial Despatch to Thr turning TelegravK Uavkb-hb-Uracr, Junes. Tue following boats leave in tow to-day : Dodge Wills, D. B. Olourh, Harris Wilton, ant W. U. Llpplncott, with lumber to Patterson & Llp plncott. Martin Wotzell, with coal, and J. L. Sutton, with bsrk, for Chester. R. M. Forstman. with lumber to Taylor A Betta. V. Coleman, with lumber to B. F. Taylor. Young Ueorge, with coal to 11. S. Gross. Three Sisters, with bark, for Salem. J. H.