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THE WAR. Rumors from the Front in Paris and Reports of a Battle. THE FRENCH NATION UNANIMOUS. t ? jj .j> * ii? jLH3gioAu.tive .amuresa 01 Lioyaity to Napoleon. MONEY POUBIHG INTO PAUIS. ^Monarchical" and Mysterious ' 'Combi\ nation" Against France. Y KING WILLIAM'S TRIUMPHAL RECEPTION. K United Germany Demands an Invasion of France. MOVEMENTS OF THE ARMIES. The European Peoples in Agitation. POSITION OF THE NEUTRALS. IH FBMCE. ol a Battle?War Furor of tlie Mr clon?Homo and the Neutrali-(??-neral Cliaurfiiruier'a Duly?Communication with Pnuiiia Cut OH"?German In vasioa?Frontier Ainiety?Tlie Call to Arm*. Paris, July 17?A. M. The' o m a rumor to the effect that an engagement )<** taken place near Forlmch, resulting in a loss to the Prussians of 3,000 killed. The French 1<>s9 Is placed at *.2,000 killed. ah ret this report can be traced to no reliable eource. The war feeing has taken entire control or the French people. Tenter-day the Duke of Qrammont.Bafter leaving the senate Chamber, was greeted by crowds upon the street* with chccrs and plaudits amounting to n ova'ton. . A demonstration was made in front of the residence of M. Thiers to express dlssallsfaction ut his course in the Corps Li-gtslaiif. Tins was followed by ? demonstaation In his favor. The latter, the Journal (he France says, was not respectably sup. ported ana was the work of "unknown creatures." Account* from the provinces represent that yesterday anil-Prussian demonstrations were participated in by all ages and classes with the greatest ' euthusiaain. The Emperor will Issue a manifesto to the States Of South Uormanj assuring them 01 the good will of France. secovd despatch. Paris, July 17?Noon. /* Poop'4' Fro.nputs (Ministerial organ) contradicts the report that the French troops have been recalled from Home, and denies that there Is any intention to recall them. The governments or Holland anl Italy will maintain an absolute neutrality as between France and Prussia. The report tnnt the bridges on the Belgian frontier luve been destroyed is contradicted. The Afotiiteur (semi-olllcia!) says England Is much concerned for the welfare of Belgium. France desires that the neutrality of Belgium be maintained, but will require that Prussia be held to equal responsibility. The Moniteur thinks that, after all, England is more uneasy regarding the attitude of Prussia titau of France in regard to Bolgiau neutrality. The same journal holds friendly language towarus ttpaln. It intimates that France would be willing to support the father of the King of Portugal for t he Spanlsu throne. third despatch. Fakis, July 17?2 p. M. General i;nangarnier will be appointed to the command or the French reserves, and will lie named a Marshal of France. fovkth despatch. Paris, Jnly 17?2 p. m. A Secretary of Embassy will start to-night for Berlin, to deliver to the Prussian government an official oopy of the French declaration of wjr. i The MlonUeur opens a list for a national subscription to provide a fund to aid the government in prosecuting the war. All the Paris Journals send numerous special correspondents to the points where military operations re likely to be of Interest. List night, by order of the Prussian authorities, railway and telegraphic communication between France and Prussia was destroyed. fifth despatch. Paris, July 17?2:30 P. M. L'OiHrtivn Rationale (Prince Napoleon's organ) says:?"We learn from good authority that Italy has twiilnfml to Fr!\ni>A nt. rho lnl Ini'a <iiitinn uiilinr ? ?? friendly neutrality or nncondlllonal aid." It adds that Prussia lias offered u province io Austria lu oxoliango lor an allinncc. HIXXII DESPATCH. Tahls, July 17?11:30 I'. M. f Last intfht M. Kouher announced to the henaie tnat the 7>uKo of Grammont had informed him of ttie |t invasion of French territory by ttie rrussLiui?. A (force of the enemy had advanced as far as Hlerck, in tho province of Moselle, lor the purpose of destroying the railroad at that point, but han retired precipitately. There In nrivut activity In tho fortresses of Kustudt. The soldiers of Baden, commanded by Prussian oineers, nan the ramparts and parapets. From tills morning all communicat ion by the new l?rtdgo3 nctween the right and left bunks of tho Rhine li Interdicted. Demonstrations of the most enthusiastic character continue to bo made in favor of the war against 1'russia. Everywhere tho boulevards aud streets ?:o crowded with people wild with excitement. hKVKNTK DKSFATCH. I'aris, July 17?3:4o P. M. The Journal Oflcttl <ieub;s the statement that Frua-ilau troops have entered France. Telegrams on tho subject are contradictory, tho latest reports 1 beintr no force oi' l'russiaus is Known to liavo VtOMOd Ul9 Uiil'id. I NEW r A rtooroe is published this morning calling upon the members ol the Garde NuUon&le and Ciardo MoMlo of the first three corps or the army to report immediately at the chief towns of their departments in readiness lor active eervlcc. I'urlinraeiitary Allcslancc -- "Monarchical ('tun Ilium ion" Against the Umpire. I'AUIS, July 17, 1870. AOer th? sesuon yestorda? the Senate proceeded 1 in a body to St. Cloud, where they were received bv Mie Emperor and Empress. M. Uoulior, President, said:?Tho Senate thauked tne Emperor for the permission of expressing to tne tlirouu its patriotic sentiments. A monarchical combination Injurious to the prestige and security of Fni nee hail been mysteriously favored by Prussia. On our representations Prince Leopold renounced the throne of Spain. Spain, who returns our friendship, then renounced a candidature so vroundlng to us. Without doubt Immediate danger wan thus avoided; but our legitimate complaint remains. Was it not evident that a foreign Power, to prejudice cur honor and interests, wished to disturb the balance ot power In Europe ? Had we not the right to demand of that Power guarantees against a possible recurrence of such an attempt? This Is refused and the dignity of Prance insulted. Your Majesty draws the sword, and the country Is wltn you, eager for and proud of the occasion. You have waited long, but during this time you have raised to perfection the mlutary organization of France. Uy your care France Is prepared. Iter enthusiasm proves that, like your Majesty, she will nut to'.er.ite wrong. Let oar august Empress become again the depositary of the Imperial power. The giv at bodies ol the State surround her Mujesty with their absolute devotion. The nation has faith in her wisdom and energy. Let your Majesty resume with noble confldencc the commuud of the legions he led at Magenta tind SoJerino. If peril has come the hour of victory is near, and soon agrateiul country will decree to her children the houo-s of triumph; soon Oermany will be freed from tin domination which has oppressed her, and peace will be restored to Europe through the glory ol our arms. Your Majesty, who so recently receive i a proof of the national good will, may tliou ouoo more devote yottrsolf to reforms the jrealization of whlcu is only re ai ded. Time ouly Is needed to conquer. The Emperor warmly thanked tho President and members of the senate. Tlie ' .?in?w? of War"?Money I'onrintf in? No Pence Patty In Pa rift. Paris, July 17, 1870. Tlie French people fca\e offered already to the government to pay double the pre Hunt amount of tlielr State taxes so as to enable Napoleon to carry on the war with Germany. Gift* of money by individuals In support of the war tiro pouting Into the Treasury at Paris. MM. Thiers and Jules Fuvre oppose the war and war .sentiment. Many police are uow engaged in protecting the houses of these gentlemen from attack. I Ills Imperial Highness the Prlnec Imperial goes to the army with his father, tlie Emperor Napoleou. The \ruiy unit Trwiimr)'?Meu aud Jlonnj ? Eugenie in PnrUu Pahih, July 17?Evening. It Is announced that 'J80,000 French troops are ready to cross into Germ!iay. The Zonaves from Africa are disembarking at Marseilles. A loan of six months' treasury l?onda to the amount of live hundred millions of francs was taken up in a few hours; the Credit Fonder and the Bank of France male efforts to monopolize tho entire amouut. The Empress arrived In Paris to-day from 8t. Cloud aud received a popular welcome of the most enthusiastic character. The Emperor will leave for the Hold on Wednesday. Private subscriptions for the army linve been opened all over Franco, and money aud other Kifts are pouring in. Thf- popular enthusiasm is overwhelming. Pauspcrts were sent to tlie Count do Solms, In charge of the affairs of the Prussian Legation, the in mm nun reui'ivw mm i ihhh.uii iroopri uiltl violated the ftouticr. Trunin Marcliint Tliroiitfli P.u'i*. Pah is. July 17?10 P.M. Troops are pacing through the streets to-night on their way to the frontier. Great crowds are gathered on the sidewalks, and wildly oheer the soldiers as they puss. At all the garden* and places of public resort patriotic demonstrations are made. The excitement ia Intense. No opposition to tho war is manifested; and the press "denounces" the speech or M. Thiers In the Corps Leglsldtir. OOlcinl Now*. Pakis, July 17, 1870. The Journal du Soir publishes the iollowlog official reports:? Decrees have been issued creating a fourth batlaliou for each regiment of infantry and a sixth squadron lor regiments of cavalry. General Autemarre, who commanded the National Guard or I'arlB, lias been appointed commander-in-chief or the Imperial Guard. The regiments In the barracks at the Ecole M111taire have received orders to march on Monday. The military posts in Paris mado vacant by tho departure of tho troops or tho line have been occupied by the Imperial Guard. All the troops in garrison In the central department or France have received orders to depart for the frontier. Napoleon in C'onncll?Ovcrwlmlitiiujf ICntlianlrinm. Pamh, juiv 17?Kvennig. A council of Ministers, tho tiinpero r presiding, wn? held ut St. Cloud to-day. Tho Chambers will probably dissolve at the end of the pre-eut week, alter voting the budget. i\ CEKlUtll'. Kin* Willinin tu Cologne?The People fur an Intniloii of Frnnce. Bermn, July 17, 1870. His Majosty King William or Prussia is at Cologne, fie was received b> the cllt'/oua with the greatest enthusiasm. Tlie Prussian people generally propose to the King and the army generals to invade the noil of Franco Avitii an immense force of Germans. Ilfi'ieoic trout tlie Kin?. IUuuukg, July 17, 1870. Ki:iK Willmtn lisis sent to the Clumber of Commerce oi iliis cily u grateful acknowledgment of thr patriotic address of that body, lie says ho regr.'U tuij a.!?r!ii(ju which *jie Honor gf Qerw&uy ex* ORK HERALD, MONDAY, acta, but will do liU duty, Icitvlig tlic evcut la llio luiud-t of God. Tho Itavnriuu Army In Motion. Munich, July 17, 1870. The Bavarian nnny, Including tlie reserve corps, have been ordered to take the fleld. The C'onimaud in Ibe Houtb? Wiirteiiihurv in Ibe Field. London, July IT, 1870. Advices fiora Berlin represent that the rrlnce Hoyal. Frederick William, will take command of the armies of the states of South Germany. Sttttgart via London, July 17,1870. The army of WUrtemborg has been ordered to take the Held and the Clumbers have been convoked. IH M:\4iAilY. Tbe National Leaders With France. London, July 17,1870. A teleirram from Pesth states that the chiefs of the different parties in Hungary had met there and adopted ? resolution sympathyslzing with France, and declaring that every vtotory or Franco would bo a victory for Hungary. III uAiiovai Popular AgUatiaH?rriiMHlun Vlgilnnre. Pakih, July 17, 1870. La Pairie states that in Ilanover there is great agitation, and the Prussian general commanding that province has iuked for reinforcements. The Prussian government has given stringent orders not to permit the circulation of the French proclamation to the German populations; but it will be sure to reach ail parts of Germany whore It could do good. Even now great nnmbcrs of 1' rench circulars ore being distributed turoughout the German Htutes. II IK'WitRti MU Till: DUCHffrN. PruMln "Itntrri ' mid KevolutioB Feared. PABIS; July 17, 1870. La Putri? Hrtys i no news fix.nt Denmark and the Duchies la excellent. The hatred against Piust-lals so great that If their Kovcrmnents hesitate to take part la tlie piesent conflict the people wl'l rise ag.iinst them. 1.1 fcPilllY. No Kinii nutl Ni-utrnl. Pakis, July 17, 1870. The Moiiite?r asserts thut the Spanish Council has notuicd the Deputies thai th< re will bo no necessity for a meeting ol the corics on the 20th Inst., in conaoquence of the withdrawal of rrluee Leopold from the candidature. The Moniteur adds that it his positive assurance of the Intention of Hpnln to keep clear of any complication in the ltiipt-tidtttu slrugirle tKlween France and Prussia. ii kriu, PlSin i|n(n lor Vlolijr. MaDKID, Jn'y 17, ISTO. General IVuu will g<? to Vichy. II Ilill.I. t'U)' ItrNiomtrntion fur (iirmnni. Fl.OItKNCK, July 17, 1870. A great popular demonstration was made here today against France. Crowds collected in front of the Foreign unite and the German Embassy, and shouted, "Down with France I" "Viva Italian neutrality l" "Viva Prussia i" i* Territorial Inviolability. nKi.SHKi.s, July 17, UT0. Belgium rclh's upon the Itrltisn, French and Prussian asnarancea or neutrality for tue liunm.tty ofliw territory. Nfiilrnl'ii Nnvnl llutou. ANrWKltr, July 17, 1870. The Ainerlemi squadron oil Plessinjryo tin4: been joined by the lOuifiish Channel tie i. IV ft.lilLAMK (ftMtiliCif* Sol Vet Anitomii'fd?NVutrul Ailvie oh fruui Ihti Coiitineut. London, July 17, wo. The British Foiuku OtUce has not yet received ofllclai notice of tlio declaration of war between France and Prussia. Mr. Ronher lust nighr told lite French Seusto tliat Prussian troops had pa-sod the frontier of France. Italy and Denmark ensure tl?e Powers of tlielr Intention to preserve a neutral attitude. McMalum, Itnxulnc and Guurobert will command the three corps of the French army. The troops of Saxony are In inoilon. The Dutch reserves liuve been oniered out to protect the frontier. The North German Parliament meets on the aotli Inst, to vote the necessary credit* for wur expenses. THE WAR NEWS IN WASHINGTON. The Agent of the North German Lloyds Steamera Canvassing for a Transfer of Begister to the American Flag?The Fatal Blunder of Congress?Secretary Fish Intervening with Napoleon to Have the Kails Carried on Prut3ian Steamers Without Interference. WARtitwrON, .Inly 17. 1370. UiifUve Schwab, the muun^iiig memlKir of tlio North Herman Lloyds steamship line, arrived hero to-day to consult with the authorities an to wliotnor oine step cannot, tie taken to prevent the Interruptlonof the commerce between this country and the North German ports. Mr. Schwab had an interview with Secretary Koniwell among others, and endeavored to Impress upon our Financial Minister the necessity of urging upon the President ihe propriety of calling on extra se^lori <>t Congress with a Mow to meeting the emergency l?y some appropriate legislation. Secretary Boui well listened attentively to the reasons urged by Mr. Schwab without expressing any opinions himself. Mr. Schwab represented that the interests of th I -?couuti v demand'a sonic action promptly, and endeavored to snow that the cost of transporting freight here would i>e increased fifty per cent by the Itanuier of the North German Lloyd anu llambum steamers to the lirltlsh flag. These two lines have a ttnc tleot of some twenty-flveor thirty steamships, and of course their tr,differ to England?giving the latter almost u complete monopoly 01 tho carrying trado?would seriously affect our Interests. Mr. Schwab had interviews with several Houutora and members still re. irtnlnlng about the city, and Irotn the vlom* expressed by one and all of tliein concludes that there Is no doubt ifCongress could bo got together airiin without delay iu? iccouiru'judttt tou-? >h?, rruiMout JULY 18, 1870.-TRIPLE would meet with a more rav n aMo r?v ponse from dcniocralfl uh well an republicans. Mr. Hc.liwiih Ulan I. . I < > I..? .?n>. II.?... Gerolt, tne Prussian Minister, but what transpired lias not leaked out. It :s understood, however, tliat the I!an>n has succeeded In persuading Secretary Fl*h to Bond a despatch to Minister Wosltburne lnHtructlDir the tatter to a<k the French government to perudt the German steamers carrying the United Slated mails to proceed on their voyages free from attack and to stop at any ports not under actual blockade. Secretary Fish lias, In fact, sent a strong note of this kind to Mr. Washburne, but It is believed It will have little effect upon the Emperor Napoleon. There is an opinion here that Napoleon desires a short and most effective campaign, and that lie will not willingly surrender any ui aus of crippling the power of Prussia. BARON OKROI.T'S POSITION. There Is a movement to have some younger aud more vigorous representative than Baron Gerolt seut to this country during the present crisis. Gerolt is regarded as too slow and ieeble for such an emergency as the present, and some of his countrymen consider that King William could strengthen his cause very materially by sending a more wide-awake Minister to our republican Court. The post of Prussian Minister to ihis country Is ditncult enough without being embarrassed by complaints and grumblings of th:s character. PKOTKi'TION TO PRUSSIANS IN FUANCB. It is said that Secretary Fish has also Instructed Minister Wusnbnrne to offer protection to Prussians In France, for the reason that many of our naturalized citizens come from Prussia, and that the Prussian government has no representative In Paris. INSTRUCTIONS TO PRUSSIAN VK3S1LS. The Prussian Minister has telegraphed to variouB distant points In the way of instructions to German vessels. THE WAR EXCITEMENT II! NEWARK. The Germana of Nbwark in Sympathy with Prussiff? Influential Meeting Last Night? An Address to the American People and to President Grant. At Turners' Hull, I'lano street, Newark, there wa3 held last night a large and lullucultul meeting of German citizens. Every ward in the city was represented. It was Intended at first to be merely Informal, but so gicut Is the feeling on the subject that tll<? hull UllU APIitVilAil 1 " .......... ...... ?>viiu<.<i nun tun uruilliu W1IS MT1Y0U lit that the meeting he declared formal. An organization wan effected by the appointment of Dr. Greiner us president and Or. Charles F. Sohlbacli an secretary. On motion of the latter the lollewlng address was unanimously en lorsed as the sontiuieul of thirty thousand German* in Newark: TIIK ADDKBS8. We accept the present war betwc< n Prussia and France as the old struggle between Germanism and the Latin races?between the peaceful, democratic development aud growth of German civilisation and the dying Cello-Romanism, which attempts io 11 if lit its lust battle Tor existence. The American citizou can never turn his syiunathie.s to the Ca sar ol Romanian, who during our civil war laid in wait, baudlt-likc, to stub this Union in the hour of its greatest danger. Wo see tu the oillclal permission and order to Bitig the "Marseillaise'' a prostitution or the memories of the French revolution, Wo represent here the progressive principles inherent to the German races. v,'e are Germanizing the United States. German brothers across the ocean, we march with you in thought to tUo Ithlne and across the Hluue, and ir you need our help you shall have it?our worldly goods, biooa and life. You are sixty million Germans in Kurope. Be Cermans, all of you. tight until every German has a (icrman homo. Wo iliid In the enthusiasm with which tlie German p'-ople plunges into ttiis struggle the proof ol' its national consciousness, and tlio duty of lis governments to give to tliih uutionut consciousness its due. We see in the calling together or the North German Parliament proof t hut t lie powers that Is; intend to govern with the p. ople, not in spite of them, ami we ask the representatives ot the people in the North German Parliament to do justice to futhcrljnd ami Irecdoiu. We declare the United States ttie natural ally of Germany. We are sorry that our representatives 111 Congre.-s have adjourned without taking measures to secm e complete and safe international Intercourse between ike Uultid states and Gensaajr, Wedenuind that President Grant c.ill an extra session of t'ongtesfe at once to secure free and safe international intercourse, peacefully 11 possible, lorcibly if wf iii (is!. AV* demand an extra session of Congress nt oh<e ant! mobilization ol our navy, and. to secure tree International intercourse, an otfeuslvo and defensive alilMiee with Germany, If necessary. 'iUousiiii1.- of graves of Germans who dieil to preserve this Union jiis'.ily and stamp the seal of justice upon a GcrmauAuici ican alliance. Ib-solved. That copies ot ihis a I dress be sent at onve to th'' President ot the I'ultod States, r>o Amboa a lor of tin .North German itund. the North German Parliament, aud Hint the press of the United sister be requested to pubiui> it. Ileinarks of mi en.husiustic charader In favor of Pros?.a were made b.v various gent.emeu. Tho utmost oi'ier aud animation prevailed l> lue rlos<-. lit aunnvt hiii.t i\ piUi. No orders were received at the office of the agents ni Uie Hreinen steamship line yc-lerday concerning the steamship Hermann. She is huh at her dock and t< u<l.v to put to sea should her commander be in. Irucled to risk the chances of a run uctohs the Atlantic. It Is expected that deiinite orders will be received at the oitlcc of lue company to-iiaj. miv ritmnitn' n tiii' mamws virin.iu urt ? lllli fU I/IV/I II r." 8K*fW. (jiitiirmt Mculni Anne Theodalc ( liunirarnier. Tin- appointment or General C'hatigarnier hh commander of tlie French reserves is strongly significant ol admire on Hie |*urt of the Emperor to unite nit parties in tin-war against Germany. Thi> veteran oitlccr Is now in Hie aeventy-sevenlh year or liis age. lie distinguished himself in Algiers, fining promotion lifter promotion for gallantry on the ha I lie field. In IH4H lift became Governor General ol Algiers, under tho provisional government of the republic, and soon alter wan elected a member or the Constituent Assembly lor ihe Denartment of the Loire. Leaving Algiers lie went to Paris, when? he participated conspicuously in tho important events that transpired there. He took active i>art Lit suppressing I lie insurrection of June, 184s, wtiich reHiiltcd iri General C'avulgnac assuming the dictatorship. Alter tlie elevation of Louis Napoleon to the Presidency, < linugarnier was placed Ju command of the entire military force in Paris. Ity tho excellence ol ins arrangements and the vigor of his movements lie crushed lac attempted Insurrection of June, is-io, with hut small suorlflce of life. In 1860 lie wus removed from Ins command, aome assert because NapoleonMtd his minister* were fealouiof Cbangsrtiler's influence and popuinrit.v Willi tlie peoiile; , others insist that it was became he entertained drI si^tis upon lite oillce of ProsnlciiL Hut whatever tlio I reason, It Is certain ti.iu the opponents of I Nil toienn regarded Inm a-* their leader, and he was pul forward by ilio conservative prc<s as a eamlidate lor the Presidency. Tho nnit> oU'tm ol Dec mii er. 1861, prevented ut candidacy fro in uii'.onniing to anything. 800:1 after he was arrested and imprnonod, bat trim woo released. Hetl 11 retired 10 Itcigium, whore lie remained in oxllo iinlil reecni.v, when lio reluniod to Franco. Notwithstanding his oppoMllou to tie- Linperor he lia.s always im a liiulil.y esteemed hy Napoleon, who. hi IH">i?, proiiiole 1 I0111 to tli rank of (irand Oitlcor of the 1.1 gion of Honor, ills reconciliation with the Emperor a nit present position as a supporter of France in t.Iio war with Prussia are facts whose importance cannot he overestimated. While General (.'hangnrnter, on account of Ids advanced age, can hardi.v l?o expected lo take (he ucld in active warJure, ho will, as commander of the reserves, un/I uhledly render great scrvlee to franco and he a valuublo addition Id the niuiui'-y councils or the ill* rasxcn inn uocilvtiiium. 'i'be (irrnl American tCu?iu? al Wnr In ihn P.tirnpnaii Mr:i*gle?Hir Ponnid?blo C'barn?-tiT, Cnitntmcllon mid I'oiutn nt Olivine mill Dclcnao? .literal Inn* lty ili?* I'rcwli 1-repu.rutoi'y to Wnr. 'I u<* most Important. <-l of war tint -.r!H i>c in the Kuropcan conflict. is now owned by Friince, Imvlng been ptirelintil 1?y tin- Emperor Napoleon In J tine, 1SQ7. nnrt formerly known ?* t!io Dnwlcrixiy, but now rogisivrcil In tin* murine ?jf Franco as tlie ItocUatnbcau. Tlita fi'iuoiis rum was 1.11 lit In tins cily by Mr. \S H tum 11. Wel ti, tlie eel Ilirnletl-hiplHil'.iler, uudtr a (onUact wl'htlic Navy iHtparim' Ut, nnd li wan ileal 'i?M by Uie uovomiuent for the V u-.tci Wulc* Nu\.?? At the cio o o. lUo wnr, SHEET. when R k >nonil reduction took pisy* In onr navy, uand when Congress neglected to compensate Mr. Webb for (lie immense outlays exceeding the contract price, lior constructor secured the passage of an act by which the Iiunderhcrg was placed at tbo disposal of Mr. W?4>b. Inline liatcly propositions poured in from several South American Powers and from France and PrusHia; but Prance offered the largest Hum, and she was purchased bj the personal direction of the Kmperor, who Had Ueurd of Uer prowess and her wonderful offensive and defensive devices. It Is said tbat Mr. Webb received 15,u0'),000r. for tlie vessel as she stood. The Dunderberg, now Itochambenu, was launched in tlie summer of 1881. after she bad been in process of construction for three year*. She is an immense iron-plated ram, displacing 7,000 tons of water. Site is built of the host timber fore and aft, though some mcndacloas writers have had the audacity to make contrary assertions- Hhe is U78 ieet long, has 73 feet breadth of beam amidships aud is 30 feet in the hold. She has a larger available deck, surface than auv war vessel ever construcetd. Uer lines are original with Mr. Webb, and the principles upon which she is built are bold and progressive, but have been success!ul and brilliantly triumphant, bhe has no dead rise?that Is, she is flat bottomed- and her bilges riso almost perpendicularly from the bottom. Forward she is sharp, and has an invulnerable iron rain twenty-five leet long, sharp pointed and ho curved on die upp-r suriaee as to take the bilge of u ship's side. It Is this ram that is one of the destructive features of the Kochamheau. la tlm naval battle of LIhhm the victory wan won with this wchpoii; and that ami other engagements have unmistakably shown ilmt m ttau luture 'running the enemy down" w more Important than repeated broadsides. Li was computed i>y Admiral Uoldsltorough that the Rhock humtulued by impact with the Itochambcau would he equal to the impression Mde by ? camion ball welgiuug l.ooo tons and moving at the velocity of l,?oo feet a second, provided the Kochumbeau were steaming ten knots an hour. If the Kochamheau had this great feature forward she nad another aft equally Important, hut which tho French have destroyed?her overhung. Thin overhung was placed there by her builders to protect her screw uud rudder from terrific sets una the assaults of an antagonist. In her passage to Kurope the Kochamheau demonstrated the value of this appendage, and It is not iloar Hint the French authorities have not l.iyyi guilty ol u piece of folly In uuiking tne alterations. ?n i Upon the spar deck is u casement utiu fee t long, eight und (i half fyjt high, aud sixty wide, protected on top by irou deck plating: on the aides by forged Iron plating nine Inches thick, inclined to Hie dec* at an angle ol sixty degrees aud bucked by three feet of solid wood. This tncllna Ion of the clement sides renders it. absolutely Impossible for any projectile to make nn Indentation. A ball would glance and go tiiuihllnj and Hissing through Itieatr. Gasomated vessels. It ih needless to sa.v. arc^ulterior to monitors aii:l all the worthless inventions of Ericsson, Coles and others, and this fact was demonstrated In the late war. The Knchainitcuu carries four 15-luch guns, purchased in this country. i wo or wiilcti were pla< cm on b >?rd by Mr. Webb, Khc completes Iter buttery with louikten 16-Inch shell guns of tho Duhl^ren paitrn. Uer ba.tc'jr weighs ?'>o tons aud her plating j, 10> tons, making a heavy bup?rimpo-od burden of 1,403 tons. Her screw lias a diameter of 'JO feet; her shaft oue of 20 luciit-, llci engines arc two of 6,M0 hOTM i?ow?*r each, aud she can earn 1,500 tons of coal, using but 7o a day. Iler tire room, engine room, (pinner and cabin an superb und were lilted up at great expense. 'Kin Hociianibeau sailed from this port on the 10th oi July, 1hi;7, and entered Uherliourg harbor August :. making her mnarkuble passag' in fourteen da?s. She exhinltod great speed, lodging flfleen knois during the run. and she has frequently made sixteen since her ownership in Franoe. Hhe h buoyant la a seaway, steers easily, ''un ttint with remarkable rapidity and sits gracefully upon trie water, moving at the slightest application of power. She can cone.-utrale the heaviest battery afloat in the world, can anulhilat;- an antagonist with her rant and yet tie secure from the hostile movements of nil entire squadron. site Is the most terrible engine of war In inn world, arm I'rttssvi will have to meet a powerful enemy conceive I by Auiertetn fealw, THE HEATED TERM. Ninety-eight and a Half in the Shade?The Hottest Day for Many Year*? Ca3es of Coup di Soliol?The Hottest Day Ever Xnwn in Philadelphia. There were two principal topic* or conversation in tlie luctropoltd yesterday. to the discussion of which nil classes of cUiiuus gave tlielr bent lingual powers ami gave all their strength. Thau- were the FraticoI'riiisiuu wur unit the sweltering weather. Itu* such was tho effect of the burning huh, the heatladen air anil tin: flery pavement* upon the languid pe lestrlaus and loungers nud those who, too weary to go abroud, remained at home ami roasted that conversation was earned an in monosyllables. For ever.) word of comment, however, on I he "little oiipleasaninesH" which chick, ens going home to roost have brought on La lieile France there were a thousand on the heat. It via* in everybody's mouth, figuratively and literally, hueh a Hwelterltig, oppressive, sickening day his not been M in Star York for many jroonu Witt the air inhaled into the limps stifling in Its Intensity and I lie city :iglo?r wiiU a more than tropical sun, cm* could readily Imagine tin: feelings of tho Inhabitants ot Pompeii and llerculauoum when the bnruing lava poured down upon them. Nearly tin whole day long th' thermometer wic ibore ninety degrees, and al lur-.o'clock actually stood at ninety-eight and a lent In mo shade of the Astor Hon-e. It was the holiest day for many years. Curiously enough, ou the Uih day of July, ism, tho thermometer M/ on at ninetyfour in tto shade- tin* highest point rwoetoed in that year and for years before or since thai ditto <iiiit yt sterday. Never did a young bride watch for sunshine on her marriage day as did the roasting citizens look lor a breeze. 'J he unfortunates in the crowned tenomont houses melff-d, cooled a little and mctled jigalii, lime alter llrie, In hopeless consieinaiIon. I'eoplo living In IS it r hott??s shunned the rooms and went Into the hallways, win-re the little leeblc drain*hi was welcomed as a heavenly messenger, ami the folks who were npon the street*, In defiance of all law unrt oUauoea of inebriation, stole atoitnd through hallways, in through the hack, entrances of lager b?t:r saloons in desperation. win-i e m vomparutivo coolness they imbiied the Te'ilonl' tipple in Copious draughts. Sn HitrokM. Tlit- following cases are reported hy the police:? Ail"lpii Hoffman, of No. 104 Attorney street, was loutid in avenue It and sen* to Kellevue Hospital. James Sullivan, bartender, of No. tiO Baxter street, whi fouml lying in an Insensible condition Irom the combined effects of heat a nd ll(|nor on the sidewalk corner of Hester and Mulberry streets, lie was removed to the Fourteenth ward MtllOO bOOH, attended by a surgeon and sunt to Bellevue Hospital. Michael Walsh, aged seventeen, of No. 4.">? West Forty-second street, was fouml prostrated by the .sun. Attended hy a surgeon and sunt home. John Iturnes, aged forty-one, of 61 Park aveutie, was slightly effected hy the henf, corner of Amity street and sixth avenue, and was stmt home. An unknown man was found on Fiftieth street, near Klghth avenue, suffering from sunstroke. Ho was taken to tlio Wetti Forty-seventh street station house, where tie died, and was Htiliwtpientlj h -ui to the Morgue for Identification. Fat l<ogau, of No. s 1'nioti court, was found corner of Third avcune and Twelfth sired, suffering from neat ami whiskey. A Scotch emigrant named .fames t'liilckshatik, aired thirty-five, arrive-l in tlm city on Fridu.y and died yesterday ot sunstroke at his lodgings"No. > \Ve.--l slivt t. The body was to the Moi K" bv order of >.'orouei Flyiin. The I lull em Oujr Kvor Known in IMii'ndi pMn.?'Tlie Tiiernioinotcrl OA In tbr Minnie. PuiXADKi.ru ia. July 17, wo. To day Ims been the hottest ot the season in Plill.idclphia. riie mercury ha- Iwn as high as e;ec known bore, rauglug Irom I02tol?5 in the shwii, luicor IIu^r .o loca lly. KitlIter W iti in nl (he ' Jfob.'* Boston* July it, 1470, Tin: mercury here t'xliv ranged .to,, t?. ?,? in the sludo. Tin: \\ eatlicr in llnlimwre, ?Ut.riM< riK, .1 iLky 17, U70. Fifteen eases of sunstroke '.vcie reported V>rtay, fllll 111 ? lll 'tl U . 1.. I I' .1 Tl .. ....... .1M . ... 1 I > ? . ...... . .-. .. hi- ia'ih.i 4> i>l? to.ir. m. slo" l sit u& uikiet-. tin* wfnllior kncwhrro. ji t v 17?mutnlurlit. plhmor tjovo?cl?u<ly; t?lio\m' uhk i1. m; uiormoiiicu'v <vi. hi. .itiliim?1('lowly ;<n>l fog^y. pnrtlun?l -cltwv; iitfrinomt i?t70. ?( "nh1; tin win in-itit.v; hi titer <>\ now vi ik -oi' .ir: twullivwrfi. t *vmounter si. i'luliklclitliiii ?(llr.tr; : t nl fltc p. ji. i!nitUn<>rc. c!i i*r: (iirtii oiuc'cv st tk-^i kioiuncmid. clcnr, ner.v l or. wiiiiilntfl.o:i, clwir un'v t 'oar, tltci'inoincfpr m iinj(rtvv-. ilt irn.o, uiniiiy 11ai-(; m vt" lijflilmn^ l' 'ih.-urtf, r!f:tv; li"i?v> -itovm at 7 v. 'i. cmii t loii'ly; vim . m?im; afjic ,\r oi a' >. i t! .>li i ;i<t\v i i (.'ll vvlhtl t. ?., ( li'.tt : v -?t; it t J h?l:?w0r 1" f"'.t p. m. nfi.v ( ' i."n-' f. **" '.; very auoi j u im <i?y; tiiei'iiu u> .'t.'r, tv 1 TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. ROME. C*uuterblnat lo the Newspaper*?The Freoefe Vote on Infallibility* KGMB, July 17, 1870. In the hcumenlcal Council last week a protest vu road by the presiding lather against tiio caliunnlee of the public press and wu uuanliuouslj approved by the bishops. Th? fourth niiK1i<t ? " ? - - wiiKioKuuon win t>e held tomorrow. The sessions of the Council will not l>? suspended alter the promulgation ot the neir dogma, but many of the blahop* will lie permitted to return to tnelr dioceses. The report la conllrme l that Cardinals llauscher, SrhwarUenburg and Mathloti and iho Arcli'dsbopa of Paris and Lyona voted against infallibility. la all twenty-five French bishops voted against tha dogma, and ten votod conditionally. FRANCE. AmiMMtjr. I'ARia, July 17,1870. It la reported that the meeting of the High Court of Justice has beeu Indellniiely postponed, and that* general amnesty will be proclaimed to ( over all casea before that court, except those for conspiracy against the lie of the Emperor. SPAIN. Kxerutive Power. Mai>kid, inly 17, 1870. A proposal Is under dhcusslon here to conier. lor the period of three years, the royal attribute* ou the Unreal Serrano. GREECE. Cabinet CrUln. Athens, July 15, via Paris July it, 1870. There is a crisis in the (Jreek Cabinet, in couw* qm ncu of quarrels among the Ministers. MASSACHUSETTS. Arrival nt Ronton of lliirhf Frcnrliiiicn I'n U.?.l UlKnt .Sea in a Ninrvlun Condition. HOftlON, July 17, 1871). The captain of the brig William ?Iasoii, which ur rived at this port to-day fiom Surinam, reoorU that on June 30, latitude 88 north, longitude f>5 16, lit* picked up u boa* containing eight men in a starving condition, without food or w.it'-r. As th-y could not speak Kugiisli th'-.r could not civc an acconnt or themselves or where they belonged. They are supposed to be French seamen, unit wore all brought '.v? this port. Denlli of (Jeorgo Anlinnm. Sl'KIWSFlJCl.n, Mass.. July 17, 1170. George Ashman, formerly u distinguished polittclan, died In this city to-day. Mr. Ashman was horn in Blandford, ou Christmas day, ISO!. graduated at Yale College in 18!W and became established In law in HpringOeld In 1*28. whero ne was afterwards associated with Hon. R. A. Chapman, now Chief Justlcoof tli<? Massachusetts supreme Court. He was Speaker of the Stale House in lHi 1 and a member of Congres* for the terms lsi^ und 1861. He was al*o chairman of the Chicago Convention that nominated liiiicolu for tne l'ies;doitcy. PENNSYLVANIA Prialitlul Rnilroad Act-idem?Tiirce Peraon* Killed Oiariulit and n luiirdi Vat?llf II Tans led. rilll.AbKI.PIIU, July 17, 1870. Yesterday allernocm the express train which lef* n?nt<?*r> fAi> /1ana ifntr ?? f/kiio i.'nl/./.lr /Ir.r.w.li iliAil carriage containing two ladles and two gentlemen, at Woodbury station. Tho parties driving attempted to cross the track ahead of th* train. The carriage was crushed in the narrow space between the depot plfttftirm and the cars, end all the occujiants were killed outright exrei>' on? of the ladies, whose legs were cut oif and whosn life 1s despaired of. The names of the dead ar* tJivirorj ? husi'and, wife aud niece. Tiiev tvoi l/rom Iowa. EUROPEAN MARKETS. ItAVT.K COTION MAKKI'T. ? HAVBR. .1 tly 17 -Thrf J<il t )ii market rluwd heavy vcstcrday, at '.?f. tor Ires ot4inau? on the spot. HAVANA MARKETS. Havana, July IT, 1*70. Tup following w,is the condition n( tli* Tf.ivnn* rnirke' *? the doling yestordav ? Htij;ar?The business wa* large. birt price* were unchanged; there was but little speculative tnqoirr, owtnj; to ihe Kuro pcan new* ; eiporteri rt hi 111 k the wre . from Havana mid Ma tnriuM ifcl.OOO boxen nn'l ^.20? libit*.. In-luiHO); 1^,'JiO botes t? the I luted State*. Freight* yuntut'ou* are unminal; ?1jtp pe>s refnae to ehartT, owl (is to the unsettled slate of tha miirhut. liueon in demand. Kutler ?iull. Coal oil firmer u 4'a a i!-( reals. (k)oper ine dull. Flour dull At *9 2i a tlO U) llama active. I.ard In demand lit SlI'jO. * 2lc. In Iteifi ani Sc. a 2%' In tina. Lumber in demand. Potatoes steady at ?1 2.< a $4 75. 1 Allow tirm. Kxchaiige (in Ijondou, 11^ a 17 per cent premium ; on I'aria, aiitv days' sight, 't per oeut prtinluin; on the United stst"*, autv days' *Ulit, In mr rancv, a 8Kj per cent discount; on the I'nlled -t.il' .*. klily data' si^ht. In Kuld, 41* per cent premium; on the Uiilt?4 SUitea, abort sight, in golu, t! a per cent premium. TILEGRANiC NiWS ITEMS. (Jeneral Thimns I/. Price died at In* residence in ,lcitera.?? City, Mo., on Saturday. A Unit three hundred and fifty more Chinese irrir?<1 It St. Louis yesterday and left lor Terinea*ee. A. U. firlell, an old merchant of New Orleans, died *t>Idenly yesterday morning. At Hlackstone, It. I., on Friday afternoon, Anna Oai-nt*. ai;ed tourteen yearn, vr?< drowned In the 'Trench." The oir cninitancea warrant a belief of suicide. John Daly, agad lwc!ilj-*lnht, wax drowned in Iha I'aaaa'a river, at l'aterson, S. J., while hallilng yesterday moraiaf. lie learn a wife and child. A mm* meeting of Herman* has heen railed to meet In St Louts to-night, at the Court House, to exprci* their antipathy Kir their brethren now in the Held ni<ai:>kt Kranee, *u l to ap pruve the course of Prussia. A. A. Maclnnis' cotton seed oil manufactory, Not. MS ao<l T17 Matfi/.lne street. New Orleans, was destroyed hy tire /? terdny morning. Th* loss was #100,009, on which thera la $i'iS,flOo inaurunca In home companies. The New Orleans iiremen left Klmira last night for Cinclnatti via the l.iie itniiway. Yesterday there was a pran f |>aradc of the Klmira Klre Dcdarlmeitl in honor of llioir Hoiilhern irueats, who In uniform headed the line. Th?y wens the lerlpionti of many courtesies and seemed highly pleaaa* at their reception and tr<'atmaiit. THE FIRST DROWNING CASE AT LONS BRANCH. Lon<I BttAXCH, N, J., July 17, 1S70. A 701111K tn.tu named w illt&ni Sawtoll wa* drowned while bathtug in front or tln? United HUtea Hotel iIiih morning. Uih ttoily ha? uo? beea recovered. MAILS FOR EUROPE. The Hamburg mall Mran>*lil|> HIR'hIh will lenv# thla port on TuoHriiiy fur rhmotitii, Oherbo'irp tnd Hamburg. Tlw mails for Kurojtr will *lt?e at the I'ohi omca ni twelve o'clock noon. Tiik Xi:vr Yokk Hkkald-Kdition fot KuropivMll be loud.v iit teno'docJt in 'lie morning. Single ? oplef, in wr.tpi.orw for mailing, hi* ci-aiit. Ntnllorri'a Iron and f*nl|thitr P<iw<li>n inviuorufit the l>o 1.7 and portly the l> id. HrrrliiK'H I'ntpnt IIIAMIMIX S.VIK" -?l Br . .(inor Hurra/ sir.let A Scwlnji .Xneliiiif. W* m* i "t si? rtri.xd* way can I10 cunv.-rtnl into a uitt inn.'.iluc iu-'iiilly, con. kvnlnnt lor jartics goir. In tliu vo'iiit.v. wan ititsd lira* clam. Crimiis, 1 liolic, Chitlevn, Siinnxir <'.? plaint. Itysentery, Diari'hio.i am! all Atfeelinaa ..I (|>e It els a"0 1 promptly ami eIIP- '.jxlly liy l>r. iIAYM/S 1 AH MtN AT1VK HAI.lAV. I!e'm> pleasant to. tin t mro it is readily taken hy cWldiw, ami. harinu m?ljtalnel 1I1 |> p i lanly for over thirty veara, the propriit . < rt;:? 1 commend it as a Siamlaj.l Household lleaisdy. Sold hy ?il dr^u;ia:a. ^ I I'rislitdwtt's Inrivtillcil llui?. It llit> Hub) in i'utlln? Twih I Tlml OI4 <u??\ writ irift reiinVy. IMUS. WlNftLOWH (jilOTIflUtl HVHUl', *hlch <waU fw. iUi"? tUf iirngoM and Msuic t? n^uUte tU4 how '*. It r<> .cv<-n the , fr..m tsw>. ;cct? wctJIty ?ti'l wind oollu, and, h? giving Ui* thi'tM uultiral glvea rwt U? tiir mu'.Ufcr. Rrnnfli Uiicm, t I po < v VI '; ItD VV. Inly *n'l c it ?iu" ii r .< >?i llii^nim ?. it ' : iit I a - >? in >n hirni* i. i'h* Ui.s ii*al i atot *i*iii i nc *a > au kl'i 1?u . I tu t Siivt'i. 1 i Iajl. Usukon. M ii%Ultra*. N.?.