VOL. XV. NO. 135.
PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
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
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
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
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
'J HE DEMOCRACY.
Threatened Rebellion In the Camp-The
State Convention and How It was
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
MiLWiriKi, June 8. Wheat steady. No. 1, 11-81;
No. 1 b0J. Receipts, 80,ooo bushels; sUlpuieata,
3,000. Freights eaUk 6c. ; swam, 9c.
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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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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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.
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
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
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:
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
The remaining shares were then divided
among tbe other directors, Messrs. Morton,
Marble, and Seligman. N. Y. Tribune, to-day.
The Detailed Meteorological Report for
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
Baltimore. . . .
Cape May . .
8 V. gent
3 V. gent.
. I Calm.
Charleston, . c. vi
Key Wet, Fla..-oo;
Mt. Washington. 89-94
New York 89 84
8 V. gent.
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
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
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.
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
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
11000 Leh gold L... 931
lshOC A 8.. 68 Ml
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
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
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
London, June 8. steamship Atalanta arrived in
tbe Thames to-day.
Steamship Frankfort, from New Orleans, touched
at Southampton to day.
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
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.
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.
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