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U1 H Ha V iCJlNI J1JLNI VOX iL O VOL. XV. NO. 151. PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 1871. DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS. FIRST EDITION J? RI NO ETON. 124th Commencement. The Graduating Exercises. Tho Literary Societies. Address of Secretary XJelknap From Our Own Correspondent, ' Princeton, June 26. The commencement exercises at this time honored University possess more than nsnal Interest this year, and have attracted a corres ponding public interest. The town and the col lege precincts are crowded as they never have been at any previous commencement. The knowledge that the Secretary of War was to deliver the oration before the literary societies has added greatly to the interest manifested. The exercises were inaugurated on Sunday by the Baccalaureate sermon of President McCosh, from the text "Hear, O Israel the Lord our God Is one Lord." It was a most learned and eloquent effort, and created a profound impres sion. To-day at 9 o'clock the Seniors had their closing prayer meeting, and at 1-45 the graduat ing class assembled to hear the class poem, oration, and ode. A. J. Van Cleve, of Trenton, was the poet, J. McClain the orator, and W. J. Hornblower, of Paterson, delivered the ode. These gentlemen all acquitted themselves ad mirably. The class history, by Robert H. Pat terson, of Philadelphia, was then read. This was one of the most interesting features of the commencement. The great event of the week, however, is the address of General W. W. Belknap, Secretary of War, before the American Whig and Clio eophic Societies. The following is Secretary Belknap's Address. It Is the same old Princeton still. The ground on which we tread seems sacred. The very air revivi fies the memory or days long gone. There hava been many changes in these passing years. Lives have been lived that even prophetic ken could not presage, and It has Beemed as if In months the events of years were crowded. Though touched by the influence of these changes, we wiio years ago went lrom this spot to begin our battle with the world, gladly return to-day, like wanderers coming home, to clasp the hands of classmates who have survived the perils of life, to greet each other with the same warmth of affectionate feeling which years ago marked our companionship, to baing and gladly give our testimony to the value of the treasury of learning here open to all, to receive the welcomes which glisten from the eyes of the young and hope ful, and which fall like blessings from the lips of those wno pointed out to ns the paths of knowledge, and, affectionately mindful of the cherished past, to speak our vows of homage here before these altars and lay our gifts of gratitude upon old Nassau's shrine. The memories of college days come crowding on ns now as fresh and full as ever. The lapse of time makes older men ot all of us, but It does not dim the sight that looks back upon the past; ami the re collections that are dear to every graduate, with all their pleasant surroundings, are with us now as If tbey were fashioned Into form bat yesterday. Those grand old trees are larger, bat their leaves are as green and their shade as refreshing as then. Old North, the home of so many hopes, has gone, but from its site come the sounds which are so like the tones of that old bell that they seem like the recurrence of familiar music Looking down the list which tells us of our comrades, we find that many have left this life and gone to everlasting rest. Back to ns come the remembrances which live when more unkindly thoughts die out of their noble actions and their many virtues and as we talk to gether of the past and live again In hours the lives of years, we give the tribute of our love to thorn mourned as too early dead. And as we walk through those grounds where lie the great de parted, and linger by the line of mounds where rest the illustrious men who faithfully gave life and wis dom to the formation of this seat of learning and opened the way for lis future development as we think of the name of Dickinson, which In lasting letters is found recorded first, high up on the column of Its presidents of Edwards, the fame of whose mighty Intellect will always live of Wittier spoon, the patriot divine, whose voice In his coun try's cause was guided by the dictates of duty of Carnahan, whose words of considerate counsel have been listened to by many who now live to venerate his character, and of the others, all of whom by their lives gave lustre to their workjWe give their memories our grateful reverence. Watching the unfolding of that great future which comes as the result of duty done, when we reflect upon the ob stacles which they overcame and consider the mag nitude of the attempts made when the colonies were weak, we feel In our hearts that "they bnilded better than thev knew." To these halls we return to find the institution of our love the same, and yet more prosperous. In her progressive march she gathers new friends to her support; she forms Increased attachments and at tracts new allies : she calls to her command new recruits, and nnder the guardianship of her protect ing arm and her instructing voice, noids new acces sion, of vouns men. The advantages offered In America for the success In life of educated men commend themselves con stantly to reflecting minds. The debt that college graduates owe the Institution wherein that educa tion was acquired can ne computed oy no easy recti.. oDincr. The progress of American principles and the growth of the American nation are themes which nave commanded toe voices of orators when it was deemed a dutv to boast of the advance of the land In science, in literature, and In all those qualities which contribute to the fame of a great nation; and while the constant repetition of this expression of pride la at times tiresome, the fact Is before us, so plainly evident that Its truth cannot be doubted, that the country Is yet In the Infancy of life, and that Its extensive resources and ihe elements which form Its strength, and which will hereafter disclose the power of its dominion, nave not yet reacnea oe vond the mere beginning of development. The most fervent Imagination could not have dreamed ten years ago of the results that surely, though slowly, were evolved from that great struggle which demanded the ser vices and strong arms of mlll'.ons of men. and called from the treasury millions of money which was begun and fought and ended, leaving a government stronger than ever, richer than ever, and a people the tenor of whose life moved on un disturbed by the momentous events which had sur prised the world and given their part to history. From sea to sea that country grows. Far In the West new States spring from the wilderness, and demand for themselves stars on the flag. Beyond the spot wnere toe pioneer nas penetrated lie mys. tertes, the revelstion ol whose riches the Govern meet sends Its engineers to seek. From all direc tionsfrom central points and from the borders of the continent, come In Instantaneous flashes that Intelligence which tells the course f wind and cloud, ana gives so irue a iorecvt oi coming atraos liberie chauees that we are forced to stud the lm. menae extent of territory which, from such dis tances, sends Its messages In moments, a line of travel from the Missouri to the ocean on the west, built through lands almost unknown before the rails were laid, tluds Its capacity pressed beyond belief. Above and below that line among those regions watered by the Red river of the North, and wbera the more generous soil Is warmed by a sun whose heat la nearer that of the tropica great arms of Iron are rt aching oat toward the Paclflo and command log successlally the capital of the land for their aunnort. The subject Is no new one, and yet demands our thoughts. Buman prophecy cannot fortell the great Bess of a land whose growth In wealth and popula tion has been so wonderful and so far beyond all hope, and the ceutre of whoee empire la moving rapidly and sureiv in me direction or tne setting sun, The State of Illinois, the census shows, has la- creased in the last decade from I,7o0,oo0 to I,Cmkj,Ooo; Oregon has Increased 1 per cent ; Iowa, It per cent.; tfiiiaeeou, 1 per cent.; Kansas, W per cent.; Nebraska, 8S6 per cent; Nevada, 619 per cent., and the State of Wisconsin Increasing from 160, wo to over l.ouo.ooo, a State barely a quarter of a century In aire, has now a population but little less than that of Virginia. These are presented, without selection, as examples, and these States may soon be passed In the race for pre-eminence and power by some which, yet unknown, contain within themselves wealth which cannot be estimated, and which attract from the older States the settlers who become the pioneers of tne more remote West. Reflecting upon these results, not pictured by the imagination, but stamped In letters which we must read Is map and history, what may not be lta future as these developments advance? In such a land as that there can be no continued failure In the efforts of the educated man who, reli ant on the will which God has given him, on the strength of mind which be should possess, and on the education which In earlier days has disciplined his life and thoueht. stands a peer among his fel lows In that power which enables him to mould cir enmstances to nis uses, ana mase nimseu manliest as a man among men. 'mere are no troubles too treat to be overcome, there are no barriers In the patn or Dim wno wins success Dy tne accompiiso mentofduty. With the will and the desire in har mony there can be nothing but certain victory. The rivalries which Incite endeavor in institutions of learning, which, under other circumstances might Induce envy and discontent, really encourage the finer feelings of nature. The associations which cluster around the student, the ambition which prompts him to success, the feeling of generous emulation which guides him In his efforts all com bine to take from IlUsucceBS the sting of regret, and to impress upon his mind the high cuaracter of the exertion which nerves him to the task. Here his Impressions are first formed and his hopes increase his aspirations. Here, at the entrance or a career of which be has the highest anticipations, and on which he Is eager to advance, he obtains but a dim glimpse of that luture which to his eye Is pictured In the brightest hues. Be looks upon a landscape whose heaven has no clouds, but all Is sunshine. And when he enters upon that new career, when the failure of cherished schemes and the fall of fond hopes shake hlB faith, reiving upon that education which In earlier years has been transferred to his own keeping, he can rise above disappointment, he can resist the impression that failure makes, and, faithful to his early teachings, overcoming fate, go forth In life a conqueror of himself and of his fortune. Repetition may weary ns with the story of the advantages whlcti our country offers to men anxi ous for reputation aud the distinction of an honored life, and yet no clearer field for high ad vancement was ever before open to the hope and the conscientious ambition of the Christian states man. To men of no single creed or pride of birth alone does the opportunity come. Determined trial and strong will and patient energy all lead to prosperous fortune. There is a purpose which, when once resolved upon, rarely results in failure. There is a trust, too. which, when all other re liance seems weak, Is found a sure support. And he who keeps the faith will temper his self-reliance with the sacred Influences of that Inspiration which tellB blm that "Promotion coraeth neither from the Kant nor from the West nor from the South: But God is the judge ; He puttcth down one aud setteth up another." The teachings given In early life are firmly fas tened In the minus of all who have enjoyed the bene fits, and, In proper spirit, accepted the advantages which the larger colleges extend. Fixed forever are these moral principles which were Instilled Into their hearts before they grew perhaps lruptessl mless with age. As the years goon they find themselves relying on the lessons of early days to lead them. And It is when the remembrance of those distant in fluences strengthens their purpose and renews their hope; It is when relieved from fear of failure, from doubt and self-distrust they come triumphing from their trials that they should realize. In the fulness of Its measure, the amount of the debt which is due from them to the Institution which has schooled and prepared them for these struggles. It is a debt of love. Memory win tea tnem ui uie ttuaciiiiieuis wnicn were iormed when the most effective Impressions were made upon their mums when their hearts were more easily touched than In later years by fitting Influences. jjouna as tney are Dy tnese memories to roster a lasting love for this early home, they should not fail to keep it In affectionate recognition. It Is a debt of gratitude. Though they might poasesa some memo ries wnicn coma oe anmougnt or, yet, year alter year, as they almost wavered la the struggle for success, burdened by heavy trials, how grate) ni tne recollection or me naiiowea scenes of student lire which had for them so many hours of happiness. The tenderest ties are the strongest. They spring from friendships early formed, when hearts are nnsearea ny trial, aua motives are un touched by wrong. Though it may be sometimes disguised, our hearts beat quickly when college friends are met and college memories recalled. The vearniugs of our souls go towards thtm, and the sad regret Is often felt that toil and labor and disappoint ment nave no auevianon ime me nappiness or tnose youDger days. It is fortunate, Indeed, that we have these consecratea recollections. in one of the most severe battles or tne war or the Bebellton, In the Atlanta campaign, on July 23, 1864, bnn i n an .Via h.H 1a flf P'ra fnPdh th. 1 Kt h f Vl n u part of the Army of the Tennessee, was attacked very heavily by the enemy under Hood, and rein forcements were required at special points. Among the forces sent to aid their brother soldiers, whose lines were becoming weaker nnaer tne repeated assaults of a foe more numerous than themselves, were two regiments or uiair s utn uorps. one a regi ment irom new Jersey ana tne omer irom lowa. Falling Into line in the works temporarily vacated by tbelr toll-worn comrades, side by side and shoulder to shoulder, the men of these regiments repelled attack after attack or tne uonieaerate oattauons. in the lull that ocourred after one of the terrltlo charges made bv tho enemy, and while the men were resting and auletlv awaiting the next advance. It happened mat tne aajutantoi tne ew Jersey regiment ana the colonel of the lowa regiment were thrown together, and, In a soldier's informal way, entered into iammar conversation, xaey naa never met before, but each was surprised to learn that the friends of one were the friends of the other ; that the early teachings of the one were given him on the same spot and among the same scenes where was passed the student Hie of the other, and there, in the midst of the havoc of battle, each ereeted In the other a graduate of Princeton, Another charge came from the enemy, which was repelled as were the others, ana as tnese two men wnen me nre aoatea, reiurueu again irom tne mill' tary duties their position required, nnder the trees and upon tne rocks in tne rear or mat line or battle, thev taikea oi college aays ; oi tnose earnest teach ers who years before had led them In ways which were "ways of pleasantness," and of that venerable man whom all graduates love witn tender affection for his kindly character and nis devotion to them In hours when they needed friendship. Never was there a more forcible Illustration of the power and spirit of early associations, without their know ledge, and almost Imperceptibly, the ties of regard for their Alma Mater had been fastened so securely around the hearts of these two men. one from the extreme East and the other from a rising State be yond the Mississippi, that In actual action, and in the presence of death, that memory was sacred and abiding. For many years the venerated institution, to whose commencement we have all si gladly come, quietly received from willing homes their yearly tribute of young and hopeful men. Doing her duty calmly, faithfully, and with scarce an effort, and entering Into no contest for prominence, that sure groundwork was made upon whose solid base now rt-sts a structure which, louuded upon a rock, begins to rise In beautiful proportions. She has latterly had new life, and, suddenly shaking off these garments of quiet ease, she has stepped forth defiant, ener getic, eager for the advance, and determined to attain It, and, In htr own progress, striving to keep pace with the march of that nation the blood of whose patriots, in the beglnnirg of her life In Revo lutionary days, moistened the aoll where her foun dations lie. To new achievements, to higher labors, to the accomplishment of greater results, to the fulfilment of a nobler mission, she must pro ceed. There Is no faltering now. The field of her action la a clear one. Thirteen States nave Increased to thirty-seven. From ocean to ocean the band extends soon to be laid In triple lines of Iron which shall bind the laud together in everlasting bonds, as the hearts of Its people will be tied, come what may, in an unbroken anion. And an luatl tutlon like this, reaching out lta arms beyond the narrow sphere which apparently bounds lta work, and moulding Its purposes to the demands of the age and the necessities of the nation, should so fulfil us labors aud extend Its efficiency that long before the graduate of to-day amities the first half century of his life he may find the name of his Alma Mater a familiar word en the lips of every cultivated man In the land, and her sons In numbers hailing from every State. This cousummatloa oan be achieved If the graduates pay the debt which they so clearly owe. With t.iem ber history, full as it Is of names aud events which makes her humblest son feel proud, should never be suffered to fall Into for get fulness. The free school system of most of the States of the Union extending the privileges or Instruction to the young of all classes, and gathering within the un limited circle of lta beneficence all of every station, regardless or wealth or position commends itself to the considerate judgment of thote who reflect npon the necessity which requires general educa tion ; a necessity which demands tula result for the welUbeing of the State, for the pnbllo comfort, and for the furtherance of those principles of justice, mo rality, snc' order which should characterize every clvl- lizea commonwealth, wherever setvements spring up In remote regions the schoolhouses are among the earliest signs of promising growth, and even where all seems uninviting, tne presence or tins sure indica tion of an approach to more Intelligent life removes an Impression otherwise nnklnd, and, generally, by the power of tbelr Influence, the plainest localities are made attractive. With the growth of the coun try and with the extension of those measures which, as communities become stronger, Increase educa tional facilities, institutions of greater power and higher purposes, rising from time to time, mark by their own advancement the improvement of the people. To stimulate these to promote their Inte rests, and to aid with irenerous encouragement their exertions for enlarged efficiency is an obligation wnose execution brings its own perfect recom pense. iVoiwiuiHiB lining tne increase oi tne naium iu population and in the rapid formation of new States, it seems a certainty that, for many years to come, a few institutions will be recognized as tne leaders in literary culture and as prominent In the promotion ana advancement of Knowledge, rne advantages they possess attrsct to them students in larger pro portion than Institutions of younger life, and with out a record In the past, can claim ; for their history and traditions have a fascination for cultivated minds, and as they send forth bands of disciplined men, their responsibilities are vast Indeed. Upon them, to a great extent,wlll depend the development of those educational Influences which will build up, In the near future, similar seats of learning through out the country, and diffuse beyond anticipation the benefits of those blessings which nave been Im parted to the few. To widen the circle of their con trolllngpower, and to augment beyond Its present limits, the number of those to whom tnese privi leges should be accorded, is tneir nign duty, me union of representatives of their alumni in occa sional gatherings where views of progress could be taken, where suggestions for Improve ment could be exchanged, and where there could be a mingling of sentiment and opinion might result In binding together more harmoniously in the same cause those now separated; tnconcen tratlng efforts which are now divided, and In cheer ing every lover of the promotion of true instruction with the knowledge that Institutions, parted in loca tion, In judgment, and in belief agreeing to differ In these were still united In laboring, with liberal emulation, In the noble cause of elevated education. Gentlemen of the Cliosnphic and American Whiff .So- rietim: The privileges which are yours here are far beyond your realization. An appreciation of their character Is difficult until you enter upon profes sional or business avocations, and in the active con flict of opinion and in the real labor of are, you will nave presented the lull importance or your opportu nities. In aland like ours, where In public bodies and before assemblages of intelligent people great questions are discussed and debated by those who are attached to deliberative bodies aud by those who aspire to station, tne exertion given to auties wnicn your societies present nnas its run rewarn. no talent is recognized as oi greater vaiue to any man than the ability to express, In ap propriate language, the reasons which control his action and direct his course. The form of gov ernment under which we live popularized by the constant chaDges occurring accords to this endow ment extraordinary power. All the aids In this direction are offered you here to an extent which you can only measure when hereafter, perhaps, you revive the recollection of lost advantages. A generous rivalry has ever prompted your endeavors. Each of you clings with very preper pride to the society of nis choice. Among snaaes liKe tnese in nans made classic by treasured recollection, the stories of the men of earlier days, whose lips here learned to speak the words of eloquence,almost bring with them Inspiration. Both societies have sent throughout the land, and throughout all lands, men with ability beyond question and reputation above reproach. And in the long succession of eminent men whose names Illustrate the pages of American history, there are many who signed your rolls whose elo quence has been effective, whose oratory has been powerful, whose influence has been wise and ex tendedwho formed the basis of their public life within your halls, and traced the origin of their suc cess to the days when they wore the red badge or the blue. Again another year rolls on and brings the day of departure rrom tnese scenes, it la tne old, old story. With all Its happiness it has the same sad side. Partings are made of friends for whom there may not be on eartn anotner meeting. 'mere are ties broken by this separation which can never be re newed. Answering lips, when the last farewell Is said, will reveal the emotion which honors manly hearts, ana tne eves wnicn nngnten witn seeraiy joy will be moistened when the thought of final parting comes. Bonds of aflectlon such as those formed here, however high may be our hopes, cannot be broken witnont sincere regret. ut tne giaa thoughts which control your aspirations make It a day of hap piness. The welcome greeting wnicn comes rrom home will soon be yours. The approving smiles of those who are dear to yon by all the ties of kindred cheer you on. The language spoken to yon has only words of 'ove, while at the beginning of that jour ney which has rough roads and perilous paths you almost tread on flowers. To you it seems as If your years reached far Into the future. The shadows of the day are not more fleeting. The hands on the dial begin to move faster and faster even now. Soon from the weary work of life, regretfully looking here, yon will remember days which, never returning, will be hallowed In your hearts. Hereafter, when sometimes hope seems gone, and disappointment cornea in all lis bitterness, the recollection of this college parting . win be giauiy weicomea as you resan, wnen mends seem lew, tne oeneaicuons oi tnis nour. Our glimpses of the future are uncertain, and none can claim prophetic vision ; but we can have faith in the hoped-for fulfilment of those wishes which go with you as you leave this consecrated spot Then, when your days on earth are done, mingling with your memories no regret, there will be given from you to those you love the honored record of a manly We. OBITUARY. Andrew Jackson Donelson. This once prominent politician died suddenly yes terday evening, at Memphis, In the seventy-drat 5 ear of his age. He was a nephew of President ackson, for whom he was named, and was born on the 85th of August, 1800. When only five vears of age his father died, leaving him to the care or his uncle, who sent him to the college at Nashville, where he received his early education. In 1S1T he wss appointed a cadet of the Military Academy at West Point, graduating second In his class three years later, and immediately after receiving a com mission as brevet second lieutenant of engiueers. A few weeks later he was appointed an aide-de-camp of General Jackson and went with the General to Florida. Military life was, however, distasteful to him. and In 1823 he resigned and entered Transyl vania College, lu Lexington, Ky., where he studied law. Immediately suosequent to bis admission to the bar the first movemeut to make Jackson the President began, and Mr. Donelson entered energetically into It. On its failure he settled upon a plantation adjoining the "Hermi tage," so that he could be near the General. Jack son, having been elected President In 18-2$, offered him the position of Private Secretary, which he ac cepted, and during the two terms of the old hero of New Orleans, was prominent In the politics and social movements of the White House. He returned with Jackson to private life, and remained aloof from politics until 1844, when the Texas ques tion brought him again prominently before the public Later, Mr. Tyler, then President, having gained the support of Jackson to the plan of annex ation, employed Mr. Donelson to negotiate the terms of admission to the Union, which he did la a thoroughly satisfactory manner. While yet In Texas (1845) President Polk appointed him Minister to Prussia. He remained in Berlin until 1849, when he was recalled by General Taylor. He attended the famous Southern Convention held at Nashville In lbfil, and the strong stand he took as a defender of the Union did muca to put down the strong seces sion feeling entertained In Tennessee. During the same year he accepted the position of editor of the W aBblngton Union, succeeding Mr. Ritchie, but soon retired from It, bis views being opposed to those held by the leaders of the Demo cracy. He opposed Mr. Pierce's Cabinet ap pointments, and followed up his opposition by leaving the Demoeratic party entirely and joining the "Americans" or ' Know-Nothings," whose can didate for the Vice-Presidency he became In lsad. At the close of the campaign of that year be retired to private life, from which he never after emerged. During the Rebellion be remained on the "Hermi tage," taking no part whatever in the struggle. For the past two years be had been residing on his plan tation, near Australia, Miss. Mr. Donelson, although at one time very prominent In politics, was never aa influential or popular politician. Bad he been either, and had there been more like him, the chances are that we should not have had any war for the preservation of the Union. A Northern Democratic paper, which spoke disrespectfully of "ex-President" Davis, of course excited the Ire of the Mobile liegitter, and It screams back: "It will be rooting round the graves of Lee and Jackson next. Go it, ghoul, dog, bog, hyena I" SECOND EDITION Franco and Germany. The July Elections. Release of Burke, the Fenian. DOMHBTIO AFFAIRS. Condition of the South. The Cape r.Iay Regatta. Another Coal Stvilco. Ets., Etc., Etc., ' Etc.. Etc, Etc. FROM EUROPE. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS." Exclusively to The JSvening Telegraph. France Adopts the German Military Sys tem, Paris, June a A. . the Prussian army corps system has been adopted by France. It is said that the I.ongchamps Review is fixed for Thursday next. Great efforts are being made in Belgium to obtain Subscriptions to the French Loan, The Republican Committee will publish to morrow their lists of Candidates for the Assembly. Gambetta arrived at Bordeaux on Sunday, and will shortly deliver a speech on the reorganiza tion of France. Gambetta adheres to the Views of Louis Blanc. Address of ihe Pope. Versailles, June 27. The Pope, in reply to an address of sympathy from the French Catho lics, praises the zeal they exhibit in the cause of the Church and himself, and denounces liberal Catholicism as an evil as formidable as the revo lution or the Commune. M. Thiers has issned a decree providing for the establishment of a legion of Mobilized Gendarmes, to maintain order in Versailles. The legion will be composed of a squadron of cavalry and eight companies of infantry. The July Elections. Paris, June 27 Noon. The Central Repub lican Committee has prepared its list of candi dates to be supported at the election of the 2d of July.. The list is known to be headed, by per mission with the name of Gambetta. Release of the Fenian Burke. London, June 27. The Fenian .. convict Burke was released from Imprisonment upon condition that he reports yearly to the magis trates. This Morning Quotations. London, June VT 11 30 A. M. ConsolB for money 9l9a and for account 9i;.r9i. United States Bonds ot 1862,00; of 18G8, old, 90 ; of 18t)T,0; ten-iorues, ss.v. Frankfort, June 26. United States bonds stood at Wv to-dav. Liverpool, June 8710-30 A. M Cotton opened dull and unchanged ; uplands, 8)tfd. ; Orleans, 8 &a The sales to-day are estimated at 10,ouo Dales. This Afternoon's Quotations. London, June 7 180 P. M. Consols for money oiy and ior account vi. united states Bonds, m7A tor the Issue of 1863. Liverpool, Jnne 27 130 P, M. Cotton dull. The sales are still estimated at 10,000 bales, including 3000 for export and speculation. Sales at sea, nearly due from Savannah or Charleston, have been made at 8J d. The shipments from Bombay since last report, ud to the 86th Inst., have been 44.000 bales. Wheat is quoted at lis. 9d. for California white; 10s. 7d. and 10s. 9d. for Ked Western. The receipts of wheat for three davs have been 10.000 (matters: L . . i American idou. FROM CAPE MAY. BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Exthpivtly to The Evening Telegraph, The Approaching Regatta. Cape Island, N. J., June 27. The following letter from Mr. L. P. Ashmead, for the Regatta Committee, will be ot general interest in con nection with the grand yacht race to come off on July 4th at Cape Island: "Philadelphia. June 25.1871 To J. P. Cake. Esq.. Congress Hall: Mr. Bullitt has handed me yonr letter of the 24th, with a request to reply, and I have but a moment in time for to night s mall. It will be perfectly agreeable to the Regatta Committee to nave the members of the yacht squadron at your reception proposed at your house on the evening of the 3d, and they desire to express thanks for your placing your nouse at tneir disposal, i nave written to com modore Bennett that Commodore Emmons, United States Navy, and other oiilcers of the navy, and the committee will welcome the members of the yacht squadron at a recep tion to be held at Congress Hall on tne evening of the 3d. We have the United States steamer Pinta, Captain McNairs, U. S. N., in command, placed at our disposal as the committee steamer. She will leave here early on Saturday morning, the 1st, with several navy oiilcers from the Navy Yard and the regatta committee, band of music, etc.. and arrive at the steamboat wharf about 4 o'clock P. M. same day. We will fire a gun on her arrival, so that conveyances shall be at the wharf in time. The New York squadron leave the lower bar, New York, on the afternoon of the 1st, and will arrive during the morning of the second in a fleet. We are in formed that the pilots have offered their services to the yachts, and if they3CODT7 them in, the sisht at the Island will be interesting. The yachts to fire a salute, to be returned from oar steamer. The regatta ball at the Stockton House on the evening of the 4th. Our people are very much interested in tne coming race. and the indications are that a great many people will be at (Jape May. The elegant prizes exhi bited in Bailey & Co. s windows will be sent down in the rlnta on Saturday. "Very respectfully. 'L. P. Ashmead, "For Regatta Committee." The number of guests at the Stockton House, Cape Island, was incorrectly stated this morn ing as one thousand, instead of one hundred. The arrivals are, however, becoming numer ous, and by Saturday it is expected the season will be fairly inaugurated. II. C. Borle and wife, and not A. E. Borle and wife, are at the Stockton. Also, John Wyetb and wife. Chicago Flour and Wheat Market. Special Dtxpmtck to The Bocning Telegraph. Chicago, June 87 915 A. M Wheat quiet; po. s, iinc, smier juiy. corn quiet aiw;,o-, seueriiuiy. rreiguia uncuangeu. iUetivi4. Uhlp'U. I Btaiipt. Bhtp'lt- Flour, bbla. e.OoO 4,000 Oatt, bui...81,ood 10,000 vt neat, ous. 42,000 is,oou nye, ous....i,uou b,uoo uoru, uufl..xwu tlt,WJ parley, uua..i,ow FROM NEW YORK. fBT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph. The Methodist Book Concern Trouble. New York, June 27 The Methodist Book Committee spent some time yesterday, while waiting for the Bishops' decision, in discussing a method of thoroughly examining the books of the Concern, without, however, coming to a final decision. The sub-committee to whom the matter was referred made a report advising that the whole matter of frauds be referred to James P. Kilbreth, of Cincinnati, with authority to employ such assistants as he might deem neces sary. FROM THE STA TE. BT ASSOCIATED PRBSS.J Exclusively to The Evening ltlegrapK Another Coal Strike. Pottbville, June 27. The men at the Lehigh colliery, near Shenandoah, suspended work this morning, three men having gone to work who were not members of the W. B. A. FROM WASniJVaiOJY. fBT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph. Government Weather Report. War Department, office of thb chief Signal Officek,Washikgton, June !J 10-30 A.M. Syuop sis for the past twenty-four hours : A small area o low barometer has apparently moved from Nebrassa to Lake Superior and thence southeast, and Is now nortn 01 lsko untano. 1 ne barometer nas generally fallen east of the Mississippi, and is now lowest on Lake Ontario. The temperature has fallen In the South Atlantic States, but is nearly stationary from Virginia to Lake Erie and eastward. Light rains have fallen from Tennessee to the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Cloudy and clearing weather still continues on these coasts. Clear weather has been very gene rally reported from Kentucky to Wisconsin and east ward to the Atlantic Probabilities. Partially cloudy weather, with fresh southerly winds, is probable for the rest of the day for the Middle and Kast Atlantic coasts; northwes terly winds on the upper lakes. Cloudy weather will probably continue on the South Atlantic. There are indications of Increasing and possibly dangerous winds on Lake Ontario this afternoon. The condi tions are favorable for local storms from Iowa to Ohio and Pennsylvania. The Detailed meteorological Report for To-dav. 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 for temperature and elevation. The velocity of the wind 1b given In miles per hour, and tne force is an approximate reduction to me Beaufort scale : I I Place of Obeer- vatwn. Baltimore. i30 00 74 63 8 79 75 74 69 83 83 84 75 70 69 66 74 74 & 78 S. K. E. S. W. W. N.W. N.W. S. W. 3 V. geut. 2 V. gent. 8 V. gent. 5 Gentle. 1.... 9 Gentle. 8 Gentle. 3 Calm. Clear Clear Fair Fair Boston i!9-9l Buffalo 29 87 Cape May 2999 Charleston, S. C.!m 6 Cloud Chicago ;2995 Clear Fair Detroit jW3 Key West, Fla..i80-16 Oloud Memphis 80-05 30-00 29'94 29-98 80-08 29-82 N.W. N.W. v. gent. Clear iNew oneans .... Gentle. Gentle. Fair Clear Cloud New York Norfolk 8. W. N. E. S. W. S. 8. ' N.'W. S. S. E. V. gent. Omaha Gentle. h.ratn Oswego V. gent. Cairn. Gentle. Fair Clear Fair FMiadeipma 29-9S Plttsourg 29-87 29-98 29-98 Bt. LOUIS, Washington Cloud Wilmington, N.C 29-97 s'V.gent. Oloud Milwaukee Markets. Milwaukee, Jnne 879-15 A. M. Wheat Steady iNo. 1, 11-28 ; No. 2, tl-26?. Hecelpts, 84,000 bush. ; shipments, none. Freights. Steam, 9)tfc., ; sail, exo. THE PARTY LiSU. What a Leading Republican Paper of New York Think of Philadelphia's Political Rings. The New York Post of last evening has the following editorial article: The honest Republicans or Philadelphia wno nave grown tired of following corrupt leaders, and have protested within the party already too long without hope of reform, have determined, as a last resort, and as the only means left to redress their wrongs, to refuse their support to some of the candidates recently nominated ior city omcers. f our influen tial Kepubllcau journals, the North American, Tub Telsqkaph, the Bulletin, and the Inquirer, lead in this movement, and openiy aavise tneir readers to vote for the Democratic candidates, If they shall be worthy, rather than make the party responsible for the men whom their party managers have presented ior omcers. Of course the oarty managers are outraged at this rebellion against their rule, and labor hard to coun teract It. A meeting of men, calling themselves the Tlvoll Republican Association, was called for the purpose of adopting a resolution declaring that the Press and two or three other papers were the only "trie" Republican journals la Philadelphia. These "true" Republican papers, although they cannot In all cases defend the candidates they present, vigorously denounce those who Intend to vote against them, and ask such well-worn questions as, "What good can any itepuDiican nope to acoompusu by voting against this ticket?" and, "Is there a Re publican in the city of Philadelphia who does not know that the eleetlon In Pennsylvania next Octo ber will be the Index to the election in 1872, and that every enemy who desires the defeat of the Republi can party in the Presidential election will be guided and cheered by Its overthrow la Pennsylvania this year?" ine uiuepeuuBuii nepuuumui lusncr. prupori;, that if the Republican party shall be defeated this year It will be because the party managers have made bad nominations and encouraged corruption. The Republicans of Philadelphia, like the Repub- Means of New Hampshire, believe that defeat with honeBt candidates is better tnantrinmpn witn rogues to lead them. The power of the Republican party has always been, In a great measure, due to the fact that it has tolerated a larger liberty of criticism than any other party. It Is too late now , therefore, to emect that the Republican voters will be driven by the threats of defeat next year to the support of corrupt men who are engaged in unpatriotic schemes for their own proot, and who take advau- taze of the present condition of tho party to force themselves forward. If the Republican party triumphs next year It must be with the Help of lu critics; it must be be cause of Us erltlcs, and this spirit Is prominent throughout the country. riTTSBUKG AND THE PESJiSILYAXIA t'OTKAL. The Basis of Agreement Between the City and the llallroaa company. The result of the two days' conference be tween the President and other omcers ot the Pennsylvania Railroad company ana gentle men oiliciallr representing' the city, relative to bridging and tunnelling those streets intersect ed by tne tracks 01 tne company, nas oeen announced. This is by far tne most important subject 01 legislation wnicn nas been discussed between the city ana me company since tne ritrut 01 way was granted Important in the interests in volved between the corporation and the munici pality, and also in tne amount 01 money to oe expended, and the changes to be made by the eoniDanv. The cltv. in surrendering oue suuare of Grant and a portion of Washington and other streets will part with vulua- ble property; but the company, on tne other hand, will expend about 1400,000 in bridges alone, and aoout toOO.OOO in making other needed Improvements, all of which will be advantageous to tne city as weu as the company. As the matter now stands the ordinance will TO to Councils with the recom mendation of the Committees on Streets and Surveys for lu passage, which will at once com mand for it the most earnest and careful con sideration of the hody.J'Utaburg Commercial, IS I as to THE ARCTIC EXPEDITION. Reception of Captain Hall and his Com. panlons by the Geographical Society. The members of the Geographical and Statistical Society and their Invited friends extended, last even ing, at the rooms of the Society in Cooper Institute, a cordial and enthusiastic reception to Captain C F. Hall and the officers of the United States steamer Polaris, prior to their departure upon their projected Polar expedition. Three of the rooms were filled wuh ubles profusely laden with silver, and numerous walteia In white aprons fluttered about the rooms. Among those present, exclusive of Captain Hall and his party, were Judge Charles P. Daly, President of the Hoclety, General Cullum, Admiral Godon, President Dwlght, of Columbia College Law School, H. T. Tuckerman, and a number or others prominent In sclentlflo snd literary circles. The rooms were un comfortably crowded, and Caotaln Ball and his party, Including his three Esquimaux, whom he brought with him from his last expedition, were the centre of a very large group. Judge Daly stated that ft was proper to say that the entire merit of getting up this expedition was due to Captain Hall alone, and to his unaided efforts at Washington. Many might ask what is the object to be attained In reaching the Pole? He thought no better answer could be given than that of Frank lin, when asked what was the nse of his discovery In respect to the lightning "Tell me," said Franklin, "what is the use of an infant? Make it of use!" We cannot anticipate what great results msy follow an undertaking like this, which gives ub a more accurate knowledge of our globe. If we reflect upon the great advantages which we enjoy at present in civilization our habits, comforts. business, all that is elevating to us we will conclude that a large portion of them are to be credited to the slow and patient investigation of some scientific dis coverer. Judge Daly, in conclusion, introduced Captain Ilall, who gave a brief history of his eirorto to obtaia from Congress a liberal appropriation, In which he was finally successful; referred to his last trip in search of Sir John Franklin, which occupied five consecutive years, and lrom which he returned In the winter of 1809-70, and gave credit to the authori ties at Washington and In the Naval Department for their cordial sympathy with bis project and aid m forwarding Its accomplishment. I have chosen, said Captain Hall, my own men, who will stand by me through thick and tnln. Though we may be surrounded by Innumerable lcebergs,tnough our vessel may be crushed like an egg-shell, I be lieve they will stand by me to the last. (Applause.) What has troubled me more than anything else was the selection of an astronomer. It Is a shame that not until the last moment after months of tele graphing and letter writing was I successful In getting a man who will venture on the expedition, and bis name Is Bryan. (Applause.) I propose to leave the port of New York and go Into Davis' Straits, first stopping at St. John's, N. F. After spending a few days at this Island, I shall cross Baffin's Bay, keeping the Island of Greenland aboard, as we call It, on the starboard side, and keeping between the drift of the channel and the land line. After getting to Cape York, and a little above It to Cape Dlggs, I then expect to run on a p arallel with Jones' Sound, latitude 76 degrees. If land and water permit the Polaris to go to latitude 80 degrees I shall do so ; bttt If the heavy pick Ice drives me back I shall take a course np Smith Sound, the route of Dr. Kane. Falling In Jones' Sound, I shall go Into Smith Sound, and If we can not then find a way between the land and Ice, I shall go back, and perhaps take harbor where Dr. Hayes teok his, perfectly satlsiled to let that be the basis of my operations in reaching the North Pole. I have no Idea of getting the Polaris higher than 80 (leg. this year. The remainder of the dis tance will be commenced In April of next year, on no less than five sledges drawn by fifteen dogs, and accompanied by two men each. When the provi sions of one sledge are entirely exhausted It will re turn, and so will each sledge until only one is left to traverse the last 100 miles. If I And open water I shall go on with my portable boats. In conclusion I would say that my Intention was to leave to-morrow (Tuesday), but owing to delays It la not likely that I shall leave before Thursday. At the close of Captain Hall's address, Hr. Grin nell presented him with a flag which hal accompa nied the WUkes expedition la 1838 to a higher lati tude than aBy flag had ever reached before, and which was also carried by the Southern expedition, under Lieutenant Walker, by Dr. Kane, and by Dr. Hayes. Captain Hall, In accepting It, expressed his hope and belief that In the spring of 1872 It should float over the new world "in which the north star la the crown jewel." y. r. Tribune to-aay. SIIOmSG MURDER NEAR BALTIMORE i 1 An Jnsane Girl Shot as a Chicken Thief inexcusable Homicide. The Baltimore Gazette of yesterday has the following particulars of a shooting affair reported by telegraph last evening: One of the most reckless and cold-blooded homi cides committed In this vicinity for a long time was perpetrated on the line of the Philadelphia Railroad, near Chase's Station, about twelve miles from this city, on Saturday morning. It appears that during last 1 an a rumor prevauea in tne neignoornooa in question that a man dressed In female apparel was the author of the robbery of the henneries there abouts, but the robberies ceased and no more was thought of It. On Friday night a female, about 83 years of age, and of genteel appearance, was seen In the neighborhood, and three white men, two of whom were named Wilson and Hughes, and two negroes, started In search of her, pretending to suppose sne was tne nen-roost robber returned, ana went to the bouse of Joseph League and Imparted their suspicion of the woman to mm. League Im mediately got up from his bed, and after having heavily charged his gun started In pursuit with them. Between 8 and 4 o'clock on Saturday morning they discovered an object on the railroad and ap- proacnea it, ana wnen iney got aumcieuny near, In the grey of the morning discovered It was a woman. League at once raised his gun to his shoulder, but the weapon was caught by one of the negroes, who told blm not to shoot, but give blm a pistol and be would ore It and frighten ber. As soon as the pistol was discharged the woman, without raising from her position, turned her face towards the men and remarked that if tbey followed her she would shoot one of them. League at once stepped back and remarked, "I'll show you who'll shoot," and fired. The woman fell over, and It is supposed she was Instantly killed. Neither League nor any of his companions went near her, but left the place and went to their homes. Soon after, the body was found by a party who was passing, aud the magistrate of the district notiUed, wno held an Inquest on tbe body, when a verdict or death at the hands of some person or persona unknown was rendered. The remains were then interred. Tbe fact of the homicide reached this ctty, and Mar shal Gray sent Detectives Mitchell and Pontler to the place to make an Investigation. The result was tbe arrest of League and all his confederates, who sre now In the jail at Towsontown. The woman was a stranger In the neighborhood, and was seen to Inquire on the evening before her death for the house of a man named Mitchell, and again It was said she was a woman of Ill-repute, walking from Philadelphia to this cay. maAL irTTPLnannon. ' Criminal Cases Court of Quarter BessiotutAUison, P. J. The case of John Bojer, colored, charged with assault and battery with intent to kill William Brad ley, colored, and with mayhem, was called for trial. The Injuries inflicted npon Bradley were such as to necessitate the anipuution of his foot. The defen dant put in a plea of former acquittal, and proof was made that In April he was tried for this same trans action and was acquitted ; whereupon the jury ren dered a verdict for tbe deiendtnt upon the plea, and the court entered Judgment thereon. In the matter of Ernest Krause, who was found guilty of an attempt to shoot lawyer Dledrlck, the physician of tbe pilson came Into court this morn ing and said be believed the man to be lnsaue. The Doctor said be bad made a careful examination of him, and was satisfied of bis insanity. Sentenced. United State District Court Judge Cadwaladtr. The following prisoners were to-day sentenced by Judge Cadwalader: John Shafer, of Harrlsburg, convicted of passing counterfeit money. Sentenced to a fins of f 1 and two years' imprisonment. Ellas Hoffman, of Shtppensburg, convicted of passing counterfeit money. Sentenced to a flue of 1 and three years' lmprlaunmeut. Thomas Connor, convicted of forging a false claim, sentenced to a flue of f 1 aud nine months' Imp riaonment. Tbe penalty of selling a prize package of any kind to a minor in Connecticut is a fine of llOO or six months' imprisonment. An Indlanlan poured nitric acid into his lady-love's ear to prevent her marrying anybody but himself. Ilia eflorU were, eminently successful.