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p.tmSahhathßeatling, Religious Intelligence;
Getl^^ fonrth page, part, third
.ofFamiliar Life.of Pennsylvania. •
Tlu3 I’lesidenfc yesterday appointed Cu.uilkn
V. HAQKKR,';iSsqi, Of.tkis citjy'.United State*
Appraiser at Large, in'place of H; C;Laugu
ux, Esq!, resigned.; This id ahappy selection.
Mr. ■ Haokeu is a citisen of high character,
possfeaslngyrare/businesß-, qualities./; Ho is
known' to. our people, and-bis name will inspire
confidence'among all who bare dealings at tlie
Custom house. , Such an reflects
honor upon the'Administration.' U-V'/....
THANKS. ■ •' «: ■■
It has tioota’.a matter of thought arid 1 doubt
with us, for the last throtf weeks, whether we.
were not bound, iii conimon gratitude—not
only tp warm" friends', but also . to numerous :
political opponouts—to acknowledge, theun-.
procoderitod favors which the-'Press througb-
Out ,the country, have conferred upon us. From
tioo,-the kindest,-heartiest, and most eulogistic
notices of. bur! efforts to' establish a first-class
/ Jontnal in .Philadelphia, haVe poupod in nppn
us.,, It was impossible to count,-it was difficult
everilo’arratige'.them in 1 alphabetical order,—
but hot-, less.-than. Two Thousand favorable
. noticcsbayo reached'ns," written irrespective
of party influences,- and ,giving us tho .en
. couragement which,cheers, the pralse' Whlch
compensates, and the welcome which assures
ns.. Ifwilibadi/Scnlt todeseryeall these eulo
,gles;ho,;repay,'.aU 'these' we
shall, endeavor to do so. . Fair play . to
wards opponents' as woll as towards friends,
„ was the principle on- which Vo commenced,
;kndwp shall'.cartyit outto tho utmost of our
ability. ,Wo aim 'at making a journal distin tke'fltlness/f'aimoss, and authenti
city of its intalligence; fall, fair, and accurate,
also, .in-; 'otir, comments' upon, political, local,
commercial, literary, and general topics?
Wo, should ho ■ unjust to our moro imme
diate 'contemporaries, the’journals of/this
city, if- wo. did - not' : acknowledge how;, deeply,
we rejoice iit< the/good feeling, which pro-'
valis among'them, , towards The'-Pkess. -In
honorable rivalry, we contend with them,
■ and-feel that, next to a warm friend is a
chtvilrohs opponent. ,
' ' pne Word as to,om: success and prospects.,
Newspapers resemble States in ono thing—
, they' arts hSot hnllf tip'ln a day; - But, by a
sort of miracto, ‘which, wb, would, willingly
attribute rathor to - tho ; .kindness' of the
public ; than our own efforts—though we
haye not .been idle or careless—'The Press
la weally as well eatabllshed, in and out of
Philadelphia,' as If, under ordinary circum
stances, >it -hadthia - d&ycompleted its fifth
year instead, of fts fifth u/eek..' Every day adds
to ouralreadylargo circulation.
. These remarksmoro ■particularly refer to
our daily paper. But tho reception of The
■sFa*iat, PnES3,' all through thocountry, has
r been extraordinary. aim at producing, at
a every one's maims, a,weekly.
. journal of -news,' politics, agriculture, science,
commerce,' and literature.,-More particularly
do tre aim aV giving to tho public a newspaper
inwhich—not evenin an advertisement—shall
thero 'bo one sentence or sentiment which
would, tingo . tho delicate cheek .of modesty
with a blush! To'the foutnumbers-of The
; ( v I; 1 ' j‘, ’V > t‘.- .
Weeket Pbess, whioh have been ; published;
we tconfidehtly appeal. Itet/Twhat' wo ■ have,
done declare whatr we shall do. ’ Let the Past|
brief thongh it bo'in our case hero, be pro-,
phetic of the Futuro. : J . ■ >'i
'W» ;re{W, ;«nd gratefully, our
thanks to ,onr, contemporaries, ter and near.’.
hafted, <mr'kffy,eht kthdiy, generously,
andnve cordially return ft® compliment, and
Would on them all diie good wishes
theyhayoAhowered upon us. - 1 . -
, It Is curious to'tee how solf-interest controls
the operations of the British Government.
Within ifieiaßi year we have had some singular
concessions i'romtheorganaof that’ Govern
ment, not the least of which was the, declara
(jon of ttmjlio'ndbn Timet in reference to the,
failure of free negro labor in the British colo
nies,’, thus; at, omr'foil swoop dissipating all
those theories which if had so frequently and
„so ‘eloquently elaborated i and this, let It not
be forgotten,- at a period when the French Go
vernment was, itself preparing to .inaugurate
for, its dqiqnies a 'system of ; slavery under an
other, name,. 1 f
i Tho coinplication in India and the War upon
China at(K rapidly' producing a condition of
things iri England which has been repeatedly
prophesied.*, Thu attention I of : the .British ru
lers is now recalled from other fields to their
' Own immediate interests.. Before the war with
Hnssia,nnd previous to the proved'snperiority
of the French over the English troops, In' tbe
Crimea;,tKefliondon Tints amused its leisnro
momonts by ,addressing vigorous anathemas to
ths world against the aggressive and encroach
ing designSoftho United .Statosnpqn neighbor
ing nations pn the'North American continent.
Quif affairs formedrtiie'steplo ,of English jonr
nalism, and consumed a good part of ttio time
of English statesmen;.' It , is unnecessary that
yre' .should' recall , tho intqfveritioh' of Her
Majesty.’® agents in. tho affaire of . Texas,
■while Texas was a republic, In order to
prevent the annexatioii, jof that province. to
Stat??V nor that we shpiild refer, to
iheir'lntrighcs in California, in Mexico, and
flnally. in Central America. Upon, tile latter
she is’emed, awhile ago, to have, taken her last
stand. She had sdhtineUed the,whole Pacific
.coastjjoas. to prevent the progress in that di
rection of our institutions,, and ss one placo
after the other fell into our hands, she exhi
bited ilnmistafeabie Signs of 4 determination to
resist any fnrtlicr advances, even at,the point
■ of tho bayonet,- _ Witness the, difficulties grow
ing out of. the Central American negotiations
and the, Cns.YTON-Bci.wEtt treaty V the long
];dipl6,matifc .corfesjpndonce on that subject j
the miaundiirstendirig in rcterehco to the con
struction of that treaty i the excitement in Par
liament;'in. dotigreSs, and iti both countries)
affecting the funds,; disturbing business fcla
tionsi’npd jii'spiritig ah almost universal appre
hension that war wim inevitable., . .Through all
•thesa troubles) however, • public sentiment
. steadily adhered to the princlplo laid down by
, Mr. Mqsdqii, id liisianhual- I ,message’of 3,823.
We give hisoiV(i,language: : ,3
“Of orents In that quarter of the globe, in which
tl we hive «q .wupbin^OTOpwae Jl and from which w#
derive'orir'orjgijv, we Ji*ve always .been anxious
and tn*ereypd Spectator*. Thd citizens of the
United States cherish sentiments th£ most friendly
■ id anOh'ippinew of thdir fellow*
toen oo that ptdeof the AtlAntio/ In the warsrof
the Ea.opoAn powers, in masters relating to thorn
. eolvfs, iftfdmV&,never take# any -part, nor docs it
*comport-;, with^tiur;..policy w .to. do. It is
only when ‘qui;~ rights fire invaded, of. rp
. riousjy, -.menaced, 5 that • fte resent injuries,
, “srmdK'epfiroAVationfl'fnf our/defehoe,With the
•- movements jn J thif btmisphere wd ’ aro of necessity
more immediately connected,and by causes whioh
, jnuatbe obviOast&iAU>enUghtenea;aiul impartial
..pbaervef,,shq pcdittoaV, system ,of-,thp. allied
. poweri is essentially diffeHjaijn this iespfpt from
; r tbntfc of Amorioa.. This differenoo' proceeds,from
o<W«in thelri-eipeetfve Governments.
: < And to theidefWco bfouriaWn’, whtflh baa -been
./ achieved by the losaof So much blood and treasure,
and matured wisdoiniof their most en
flight ehs4oUiseb*» aridi under .whtph en
h-joyed ,*}«« -nation is
- ?;%4evbtedr;vTOoiW.y/,
•4 •;thiMiitahh relationseastingfativsefutheUnited
. K'S.tdffpaTfd those-jm&bfi to dtfarejtfat.'wt should
comider any attempt on shH*i Part to tet&nl their
4 the
bav%sbt ioterferbdi and,
, 4lt*
wii t cfcTM&Ueaar&l theirtndept}(dcncc x
taiiiM r ityaudiltbhos6-indsptnitUne4.
pre4t(&n*spafimafid6^jtiet^wweiple3 t (te-
Jhwiitiifa&iieitoutd Met tiieio.tsny interposition,
fur mtnil-
* n au y other manner, seir destiny-, by on
■-European pokier, in any other iightfhon os wf
rhontfestqtion of (jnunfrie’idly disporitton- to
ward the United Statee. Iti tho wpr
tSosa now governments and Spain, oiir
neutrality at tho lime of tljoirirocogwtion,- and to
this we havo adhered, and' shaU'iOonnnqo to,ad
here, provided no ohango 'shall ocour, whioh, in the
judgment of tho competent onthentiee of this gov
ernment shall make a corresponding change on
the 1 part of the United Statos indispensable to their
, ,if tho reader will snow tprn Jiis-eyos to the
article of-the : ' London' Timls- of the 20th of
. August,which appoare lathis morning's Fbbss,
he will lid surprised to find that that paper has
surrendered, with nioro than its usual grace, to
the great principle of Mr. . Monroe, . Whon,
during the Oregon . controversy and Moxlcan
war, and the subsequent acquisition of Cali
fornia, certain Sagacious public m,on (Presi
dent Buchanan among tho number) took posi
tion in favor of this very doctrine, it was
gonerally ridiculed by that Anglo-American
sentiment which is too apt to oator to tho pre
judices of, our cousins over the water.
Some of, the first intellects of our own
country deposed it" as an abstraction,
and tho 'British Ministerial journals mode
it the text of austere satire. Since
that period, however, it has boon growing more
and more in tho popular ihvor, until; at this
time, it is a practical necessity to us, and is os
,'practically maintained as if it were an inherent
part of, our constitution.
The tribute .of the London Times is not so
much a tribute to tho principle as to the inte
rest wbicly compels that paper to recognize it.
This necqisity is an existing proof of the de
claratiod that the British Government puts on
and throws off its diplomatic habits, precisely
as'Lord Paimebston puts on and throws off his
morning gown. . If there wore no insurrec
tion in India, no war in China, and no troubles
daily increasing in Australia with tho masses
ivho havo caught the republican spirit of
■the IJnitod States, and are beginning to feel a
iojiglrig for the rights onjoyod by their twin
Y.'ondpr on the Pacific, California:—lt these
exigencies did not exist, it is probable that we
should have the British navy hanging in clouds
in tho Caribbean Sea and in the Gulf of Mexi
co, and wherever American progress sought
the extension of American principles. Butwe
are happy to mark in the article we copy from
tho Times, an improving, spirit of friendship
for . this country- And we reciprocate that
• Wo entertain for tho British Government,
so long as it keeps within its own sphere, and
does not rash out of its owu orbit, a natural
regard. ,'We havo said, and still say, that it is
better that India should be undor the guardian
ship of'Her Majesty, Quoen Victoria, than
under the rule of a hundred native butchers,
each fighting against tho other, and all outrag
ing humanity and civilization. Our interest
goes with our affections in this regard. War
with England would bo an indescribable cala
mity to this country and to tho world. Wo are
happy, too, in tho knowledge that British diplo
macy isaboutabaniioningitsridiculous preten
sions in Control America, and that tho resistance
made to these proteiisions by President Bucha
nan while ho was in tho Department of Stato,
and while he was Minister at the Court of St.
James, Is about to bo crowned with ontirc suc
cess.' Meanwhile, our, peaceful examplo is
doing good work upon this continont. Here,
surrounded by comforts and blessings, wp can
look out upon tho busy, bustling, bloody thea
tre of Europo and of Asia, hoping that tho day
is not far distant when the citizens of the
world'may sing j
* ” u If we were king of Prance,
i ‘Or still better, Pope of Home,
We would have no fighting men abroad,
No weeping maids at heme.
AU the world should bo at peace,
. And if kings would show their might,
Why let those who male the battles,
-t. -Be the only ones to fight."
The New York Tribune of Thursday, in
reply to 'The Press of Wednesday, mystifies
the issue in Kansaa with its bost ability. As
a specimen of its sophistry, take tins paragraph:
“ New York, Pennsylvania aaLNew Jorsey had
expressly abolished alavory'SbefifrWthjsir present
Constitutions were adopted. ' Had slavery existed
therein prior to'snbh adoption,' and no reference
boen made to it in their Constitutions, the Courts
Would bilye held that slavery retained a legal exist
feudo/ So'will it be in Kansas if a'Constitution
springing from the loins of the pro-slavery Terri
ierinl authorities shall be adopted.”
Granting this assumption, for tho sake of
the argument, Mr. Greeuet, and even suppose
that tho Constitution of Kansas does not for
mally- abolish slavery, and that the test vote is
not taken between tho two systems, if you
hqve. the majority in Kansas, you can vote the
Oonstitfitioc; but. That is the practical
question; and yon know it.
But wo'have said, dn good atthority, that
there will be a fair vote between tbe systems;
and on this head Mr. Gbeeut proposes:
“Very well, 001. Forney; you can assort this or
anything also: Lot us bring you to a tost. You
have some influence with your sido of tho house;
We have, tried to doservo some with oura. Wo on
treat you to nsa your influence—as wo will ouis—
'to obtain a 1 final settlement of the Slavery ques
tion' in Kansas on the following basis:
“ 1. Each party to name one Intpootor or Jndgo
for eaoh poll for tho Oetobor Eleotion, and tho two
to agree on a third or do without—no voto to be
received but by tho aasont of a majority of the
Board, hut any Inspector can only object fo a good
vote at’hia peril.'
' "2. Every American oltison, or applioantfor
naturalization, who aball have boon a bona fult
realdent of Kanaaa since - the 4th day of July last,
ito be a legal voter.
“3. The Two Constitutions—Topeka and Lo
compton—to be submitted togother to the popular
vote, and the decision of the majority to bo final.
- “ Wo have mado tbis proposition already to tho
Tfnion, hut its editor cannot bo coaxod nor taunted
into making any response wbatovor. You, surely,
will evince mere courage than this. Lot ns knew
whether yon will or will not unite with us in thus
attempting to secure; through the instrumentality
of a free and fair vote of the people of Kansas,
‘ the final settlement of tho slavory question.' “
The curse, of this whole Kansas business
has been outaido meddling. To no influence
can more of the excitement be more distinctly
traced than tp tho powerful aid rendered by
the Mew York Tribune to the Topeka party.
Mow that events are irresistibly shaping them
selves .to a' final, settlement of this. vexed
question, we do not aspire to Imitate tho ex
The editor of tho Now York Tribune sees
things through party spoctaclea. Ho is capa
ble of ah occasional act of candor, and wo are
sure his judgment will at last load him to ad
mit that his partisans in Kansas sre in the
wrong. Wo look for this about tho timo the
voting on the Constitution is over. At present he
will not see that by an understanding, acquicscod
in by many of the free Stato men, a provision
that every citizen who has resided three or six
months in tho Territory, shall vote for dele
gates, and for or against tho Constitution, will
bo agreed to in tho Convention, tho shorter
period having tlio most friends. Even a six
months’ preceding residence is required by
many of tho old States now controlled by the
Republicans. Mr. Gheblbv will not soo that
the St. Louis Republican, tho leading organ ot
the pro-siavery men in Missouri, has positively
declared flint there will bo no interference with
Kansas, by tho citizens of tho border, wbon
tho Constitution is submitted to a vote. Ho
will not soe, except to aasajl him for it,
that tho Presidont has resolved, so far as
he can, to protect the actual residents in
their right to- vote. Ho does not see
that Governor Walker is committed bold
ly and bravely to the same policy j or If ho does,
It is to join tlio chorus of Mr. Kkitt and tho
Charleston Mercury, adding his notes to
theirs, and harmonizing with thorn, in trying
to keep the question open—tho Tribune shout
ing that Walker is to make Kansas a slave
State, and the South Carolina extremists de
claring that ho is sold to the Abolitionists.
The idea Of submitting tho Topeka Con
stitution seems to be a favorite one with
the Republicans, .who strangely forgot that
the samo voters who prefer that produc
tion, can exercise their right in voting against
the one that will bo framod by tho legally
clooted delegates! Will anybody bo good
cnouglUb; toll us what those voters will lose by
taking tliia course?
Besides, Kansas will bo a State of the Union
Una few months; and then, If, all else falls, tho
real majority, whether for or against, slavery,
will be ascertained, and will bo exercised, in
doflance of all outsiders.,. This fact ought to
have some influence Upon tho extremists. It is
already producing its natural conacquonces
upon the great body ,of the poople.
' EP** We tare Pleasure In anuouneing to oar
oitizons, admirers of the fine arts particularly, that
the extensive collection (two hundred end twenty)
of‘EeropeanOil‘Painiings,;tq be’sejd at No, 431
Chestnut street, oh Monday, noxt, by. .Wolseui &
Scott, Auctioneers, is now arranged for examiaa
tion with catalogues. Includsd in tho sale' will bo
ysjjad /'.The, nolyPemily,' 1 - evidently so original,,
haying cost a high pries, life jold„hy,order 6f
the Administrator for the most it will bring; in
faettheentire collection is to ba closed without
■ , JUNE."
It , was our duty, to animadvert upon two
.articles- in Harper's irt which un
meritedj wholesalo, aud hitter satire was cast
upon American men and women —the former
being accused of ill manners, (of being “tdo
often kuown abroad by Uis[high pretensions and
low breeding,”) while tho latter wore far more
harshly doalt with. In Harper's, Weekly t a
.publication somewhat ambitiously and self-de
nominated a “Journal of Civilization,”
find a roply which wo publish in full:
“A Champion or American Ladies.— ln a lato
number of Harper's Magazine certain judlolous
though severe criticisms were made on tn® manners
and habits of American women. To those criti
cisms The Press, the paper lately started by
Colonel Porney at Philadelphia, pubbahos a
lengthy and somowhat bitter rej>ly• As sotoo days
niu«t olapso before the Magazine can defend its
position—should it doom necessary to do so—wo
tako this opportunity of remarking that Tub
Press has, in our opinion, suffered its gallantry to
get the bettor of its judgment.
“Tho position lakeu by tho oritio of Amerionu
womon was, in a few words, that our Udios are
often do9oient in those amenities of sooial life
which an elevated oatimato of female charac
ter requires: that tlioir maono'rs, in publio, are not
always marked by that quiet ease which is the
oharaeterfttio of good breeding; and that thoso
among them who flourish at watering-places, and
other fashionablo resorts, are too noisy, frivolous,
and bold.
“In this position wo fear that every unpreju
diced obßorver must oonour with the Magazine
V Of course U is an unpleasant thing to have our
wives and daughters taken sharply to task for tbeir
faults; and without doubt tho country contains
vast numbers of ladios to wboso manners and beha
vior no exception could possibly be takon. But
that the generality of American fashionable wo
mon are not fitted to be good wives or mothers—
that they damage their health by unwholesome
feeding and reckless dressing—that they neglect
their families for tho pleasures of sooiety—that
their education fits thorn for and docs not
fit thorn for any useful avooation in life-rthat thopr
are often rude to strangers, unconscious of the obli
gations of Qivility, ana deficient in sweetness of
disposition-:-that many among the fashionables aro
odiously ill-bred, incorrect m i diction, empty in
mind, emptier in heart, and atrociously extrava
gant, must bo the verdiot of every candid person
who undertakes to study them with oaro.
“ IVe aro vory sorry to say it, for more of tho
futuro of this great nation depends on our women
than on our men. But tho faot can notbo blinked ;
it is a faot which no honest,writor on our sooiety
has for O' moment attempted to conoeal or deny.
“ It would be better for Colonel Forney to em
ploy his talent in aiding us to reform the habit sand
manners of our fellow-countrywomen than todovote
his energies to a pourilo championship of tho sex,
in defiance of truth. It is not by oaptlvating tho
favor of a. few young girls that a paper can oithor
achieve or deserve suoooss.
“ And let us further observe, without designing
to retort personalities, that the impertinent con
jectures which Colonel Forney hazards in lieu of a
sensible reply to the article in the
would be in nod taste in any p&por, and aro in vory
bad taste indeed in tho Press■ A little moro ex
perience of journalism will convince Colonel Forcer
that this is not tho way to win a character for hts
Strango as H may appear to Harper's
Weekly , wo would rather be considered the
“champion of American ladies” than their
slanderer . Wo shall briefly ro-stato tho case
—condensing our original hill of indictment,
In which we summed up tho leading objection
able points in the article in Harper's Maga
zine, To show our thorough impartiality, we
may premise that, two days touching on tho
unjastiflable attack on American women, we
said, when noticing the periodical, iS Harper's
certainly is, what it has diligently labored to
become, not only tho most popular, but the
best Magazine in this country. It is also by
far tho cheapest.” ~
Speaking of. “Libels on
tho Fair Sox,” (quoting tho wri
ter’s own words>ywt <f society gonerally has
a right to more thaS .it gets from our Ameri
can women, and on the scoro of
courtesy}” that “ tShb seen of all men is the
highest ambition of oui'beauties, and they tako
care to spread their plumago beforo every
eyo 5 ” that “ our women, cunning as they may
bo in most arts, want the art of pleasing ;”
that “ they not only have it not, but seem un
willing to acquiro it,” Wo condomn tho
Magazinißt for writing this untruth, that—
“ This want of gracious acknowledgment of fa
vors received in tho ordinary intercourse of outdoor
iifo can not be oxcased on tho score of modest re
serve; for where does woman carry e, bolder air in
public than with us? Wberodoosiho/awwf/rer
charms so freely ? Where does her eye look with
a steadier gaze on man ? Whore does her voice
sound louder, and her laugh ring more sono*
rouslyl Thero is nothing, In foot, which our
women are so deficient in as reserve. There is a
publicity of bearing about them which remindsone
more of tho hotel than of home. You see that they
are veterans in qourago, however yonng In years,
and can stand, steadily the fire of a hundred eyes .
Where a more timid bashfulness would not dare to
show its faoo, they are as unmoved as bronze . If
courage to faoo an enemy wore all that is required,
there would be po difficulty, wo should think, in
recruiting an army of lold*eyed Amazons among
our boauties. ready to return look for look with tho
most formidable gallants that were over marshaled
for mischief.”
We also quoted what was said touching
the “ characteristic daring of our women, ,,
their “ certain self-assurance ” and their
“prominence of manner When tho Ma
gazinist assorted, positively, as an un
doubted fact, “ that our femalo youth arc
more in tho public eye, havo a bolder
face , a looser longue, and a freer air, than
used to ho considered consistent with tho
character of young gentlewomen,” wo denied
the charge. Wo further denied the inference
that our young lad!es , acquaintance (prema
ture, ho calls it,) with tho other sox, “ em
boldens the front , opens wide the eye , raises
loud the twee, and gives an air of reckless daring
to our youthful beauties.”
Lastly, wo expressed surprise that such a
work as Harper i s Magazine should havo pub
lished, and by publishing adopted, wholesale
slander like this. Wo said “wo aro utterly at
a loss to know on what grounds Harper's Ma
gazine has adopted them. If our young ladies
wore only a quarter as hold-faced, loose
tongued, daring, ungracious, daunting, loud
voiced, bronzod, bold-eyed Amazoniaus as tho
magazinist declares them to bo, they would
rise en masse , rush to Franklin-square on the
impulse of the moment, hear away with them,
from Harper's stately edifice, their doomed
assailant, and, giving him a new holiday suit
of tar and feathers, turn him adrift with a con
temptuous smile. But as they aro not what
their assailant calls them, they will ho content
to smile at him, and dispense with any further
Harper's Weekly , it will he seen, also adopts
the elandor on American women published by
Harper’s Magazine . It praises it as “judi
cious ” criticism —adroitly qualifying tho cen
sure (which tho Magazinist did not) by pre
tending that “ American fashionable women”
alone were alludod to. It affirms that wo
champion the sox “in defiance of truth,”
wbpn we deny tho wholesale, and wo must add
impertinent, charges hurled against them. It
complains that wc did not give « a sonsiblo re
ply M to tho Magazine article. •
No reply . Wo drew attontion to tho ar
ticle, fairly recapitulated its points, quoted
its ipjtjitma verba, to deny them, and called
on Harper for the' proofs. What wo said evi
dently /oM—for, rather thau wait to tho end of
tho month, when Harper’s Magazine could
roply, (if possiblo,) Harper’s Weekly rushes to
the rescue, with raoro zeal than success.
Editor of The Press ought to bo obliged,
perhaps, for the patronizing mannor in which
Harper’s Weekly volunteers advice and in
struction as tho best way of winning “a cha
racter for his paper.” As the advice and tho
examplo of Harper’s Weekly are on a par, ho
is compelled to decline both.
« Tho reference to “a llttlo experience of
Journalism” is amusing from a paper of which
only thirty-six numbers have appeared. Oolonol
Forney, referred to by name in Harper’s ro
ply, happens to have had over twenty years’
experience, as editor of a newspaper.
In reply to correspondents, who aro anxious
on the subject, we Would state that the Over
land Mail which left Bombay on tho 2d of
August, would probably arrivo at Trieste on
the 27th, with a fortnight’s later news from
India. The Collins steamer of September
2d, which w oukl reach Now York about tho
12th, would bring the intolligonco. But, until
the arrival of Sir Colin Campbell, (who
would proccdo the largo reinforcements of
British' troops,) no strong and sncqossful de
monstration against Delhi, tho stronghold of
tho insurgents, is to bo looked for. Wo do not
anticipate any very decided measures until
there was a sufficiency of British troops to
give every prospoct of success. Sir Colin
Campbell may not be the man destinod to re
store British supremacy in Indio, but some
commander will do it, undoubtedly,—for num
bers are inferior to discipline,—and that man
.will bo rewarded with an Earldom and a mag
nificent pension. England is a grateful
IXy* CnRisTUN F. Spndel is the authorized
carrier of Tiie Pbess between Sixth street
and Broad, in the Twentieth ward.
Tbe Rev. Solomon Jacobs, Preaeher of*tho
“Beth Israel- 5 congregation,'will deliver a sermon
in English, at the new synagogue, Beth El Emotb,
in Franklin street, above Green, tbU morning at
eleven o’clock.
Mr. TVjxmot Is making speeches toMs frionds.
and shows a good deal of vory unnecessary
industry this warm woather. Vo sympathise
with him. The labor he Is undergoing, how
evor, is what may bo called a sacrifice to con
sistency. Ho is compelled to all this dull
drudgery by his challenge to General Packer.
Having failed to get tbe Gouerol .to oonsent
to quarrel and dispute with him all over the
State, bo is bound to make his own asserva
tions good, and to show the people that, if tho
Democratic candidate won’t join him in stir
ring the hitter wators of discontent, ho must
do it himself. Mr. Vilmot has a herculean
task before him; and a thankless one; but hav
ing pledged himself to it ho must even go
through with it. This is tho ponanco a man
sometimes pays for a hasty act. Had Mr.
Viihot homo his nomination quietly, and put
It away in Ids desk as a memento of his stand
ing with his follow-citizens, instead of getting
into a heat, and trying an experiment upon his
competitor, ho would havo taken his defeat as
a man takos a lazy nap on a warm afternoon.
OnMonday evening next, between tho hours
of 7J and -8j o’clock, delegates are to ho
chosen in every precinct of tho city of Phil
adelphia. Thero are to bo two delegates
chosen in each precinct; one ticket is to he
headed “ City Delegate,” the other “ Legisla
tive Delegate.” Those delegates are to nomi
nate a candidate for Judge of tho Common
Pleas, to bo elected for ten years. This is a
very important oflico, and tho host nlan should
be selected for his integrity and ability. The
Senators and members of tho Assembly are to
be nominated by the Legislative Delegates.
Tho success of those tickets will very much
depend on tho qualifications of those nomi
nated. On tho tickot in tho old city last year,
hut ono person was olected, whon tho whole
ticket might havo boen elected. Vo hope
that all our citizons who wish a good tickot
nominated, will attend on Monday evening
in their precincts. Do not he absent. On your
voto may depoud tho success of proper persons
for delegates.
[Correspondence of The Press.]
Union Countv.— Prosuming that an item from
the interior of tho Old Koystono will not bo unin
teresting to tho readers of tho Press, I havS 0-
concluded to Bond you tho result of our De
mocratic County Convention, hold In tho
now Court-houso, in tho borough of Lowis
burg, on Monday last. Tho following nominations
wore madoFor Assembly, Robert Swineford, of
New Berlin. For Registor and Recorder, Thomas
Rebor, of Lowisburg. For County Treasurer, Jo
nathan Wolf, of Lewisburg. For County Commit
sioner, Daniel Long, of Hartloton. For Auditor,
David Ramsey, of White Doer Township,—making
an oxcoiiont tickot in oonnootion with the State
tickot. Resolutions complimentary to His Excel*
lenoy James Buchanan, his Administration up to
tho presont timo; to Hon. Wm. Bigler, as eno re
liable U- S. Senator; to Gen. Wm. F. Packor, our
oandidato for Governor, and the additional candi
dates for State officers; tlio Convention pledging
themselves to give a hearty support to tho ontiro
Domocratio tioket. Tho ball rolls on in this
county, and in October noxt, will roll up more than
tho regular Domocratio voto for the Domocratio
ticket. Mark it. Yours, bee. C.
September 1,1837.
Wo aro indebted to a friond for tho follow
ing surpassingly beautiftil poetry, which will
be road with tbo moro interest whon wo assure
our readers that tho lady authoress is young
and lovoly:
11 LI dia sst&nublada t el corazon sovibrio, y las
esperanzas perdidas /” [Corroepondence of a friend.
Whon tho day is otoudod,
Dro&ry, dim, and cold;
In its wob of shadows
Not ono thread of gold—
Wing with hope the hours,
’Till the morrow's hand;
Fling a veil of amber
O’er tho smiling land ;
Just outside the cloudy goto
AU the golden sunboams wait!
When tho boart is sombre,
Shrining, liko a tomb,
Joys that dropt to ashes
From their riohest bloom— , ,
Though life’s rare enohantmonla . f
Die with thoir deoay,—
Wait, till some white angol
Roll tho stone away;—
From its gravo sorao bliss may riso,
Purer than the joy that dies f
When dear hopos havo vaniahod,
As tho bright stars ileo
From tbe wrathful midnight,
. Wait thou trustingly;
Buds that d/o in autumn,
Bunny June will bring;
And Romo hopos must perish
That now joys may spring!
Every choerleßa wintor day
Loads at length to bloom and May 1
A Philadelphia Duchess.
A private lottor from Paris says: The Duko do
la Koohcfouoault is shortly to bo wedded to Mis 9
R , daughtorof a gentleman of Philadelphia,
and long a resident of tho Faubourg St. Germain
Tho young lady is beautiful and highly eduoatod,
and with her parents, mores in tho most exclusive
oircies of Fronch sooioty.
This Duko do la TvoohofoucauH was once engaged
to a very rich, handsome, rather strong-mindod
English lady, a Miss Coutta Trotter. They hap
pened to disftgroo about hor taking hor English
maid to Paris with her, and ho, with intomporato
haste, very extraordinary in a lover and a French
man, exclaimod, “Mon Dion! deux Protestants
dans unmenage! ah! vroimente’est uu do trop.”
[Bless mo! two Protestants in ono family! Truly,
it is one too much. J
So, the lady rcpliod that sho foared thoro would
be “ ono too many” in any case, and broko it off.
It seemod that, whether a philosopher or not, there
wasous “maxim of Rochofoucault,” whioh Miss
Trotter did not assent to.
Burton’s National Theatre.—Last night was
played hero what is commonly called a comedy,
but what is roally a five-act faroo—“Tho Rivals.”
It is exaggeration from first to lost. Extravaganco
tints ovory character. Mrs- jSlalaprop, (the ma
ternal ancestor of our own Mrs. Partington,)
scarcoly ever could havo had a type in roal life.
Sir Lucius O' Trigger is an Irishman, whoso si
militude tho world never saw. Falkland is
believed to havo boon a highly colored sketch
of Sheridan himself, wbon lovo-muking with,
tho bo&utiful vocalist, Miss Llnley, whom
ho aftorwards married; and yet is a most improba
ble charaotor. Julia, his lady-love, is simply a
fioft-hoartod girl, Tho pluy would bo all tho bet
ter if suoh dead weights as Falkland and Julia
wero wholly out out of it. Sir Anthony is the tra
ditionary atago-fatber, irasciblo, blustorlng, and
affectionate. Captain Absolute is tbe walk
ing gentleman, and littlo moro. Lydia Lan
guish is a caricature on tho romantic sohool*
girl. Bob Acres represents what is soldom seen, —
an English country-gentleman who lacks courago.
Wo really boliovo that Thomas (well playod by
Mr. Harris) is the only roal charaotor in the play.
Yot, when well acted, “ Tho Rivals” is very at
tractive. Tho bluff humor of Sir Anthony is ox
oollont and gonial. Mrs- Malaprop's blun
ders create laughter, to u certainty. Thdro is
some humor in tho situations in which Captain
Absolute and Lydia ore thrown. If Sir Lucius
O'Trigger had a proper ropreeontativo—which
certainly was not tho case last night—thero it
high comedy in tho sceno with Acw, wbon be
diotatos the ohallongo, and tho explanation it the
close, when Mrs. Malaprop acknowledged horself
his correspondent. An Irish gentleman, who had
moved in sufficiently good sooioty to qualify him
for o. knighthood, would not havo spoken liko an
Irish bog-trottor, as was done last night,) calling
“Dolia,” Haylia , and using tho word asy, in
stead of “easy.” Mr. Mark Smith clovor
)y sustained tho of sir Anthony—de
veloping the charaotor a littlo moro strongly
than usual, but not exaggerating it. Tho
roal weight of tho play rcstod on Mr. Burton,
whoso Bob Acres , though tho character is not very
natural in itself, is wonderfully well sustained. It
is impossible to soo and hear Burton in this part—for
ho drawß on your mind in both ways—without ac
knowledging his skill os an artist. 110 plays low
comedy, without boing vulgar, and indeed (para
doxical as it may appoar) it requires mental refine
ment and cultivation to understand, to tho full,
how to oxhibit broad humor without letting It bo
tingod with vulgarity. The houso was woll at
tended, and by a class wbo seemed, by thoir appre
ciation of the acting, to be moro critical than the
usual run of play-goors, who attend morely to bo
amused. This ovoning. Mr. Burton appears in
“ Domby and Son,” as Captain Cuttle , with
Mark Smith as Joe Bagstoek , Mrs. Kirby as Edith,
Mrs. F. Drew as Susan Nipper, and Mr. T. E.
Morris os Jack Bnnsby.
A Qubnciikrfor Vesuvius —Among a parly of
Americans travelling inEuropo was one, (aYankoo)
who, unwilling to admit of any superiority in Europo
over his own country, would always tell of something
to “ match” whatovor ho was taken to soo. In Italy
they asoonded Vesuvius wbon that volcano was
much disturbed, and he remarked, “ Woll, it
siderable of a firo, but wo have a water privilege in
America (meaning Niagara) that, I guosss, would
squirt It out In about five minutes.”
M. Pcrrotii has bought all tho fumituroand
books that woro in Borangor’s bed-room at the
moment of his death. They aro to bo placed in
hta own house, in a chamber of exactly the same
form and dimensions. Tho paper of Borangor’a
room will be takon off and transferred to the fac
simile apartment, which, when tho relioa shall bo
arranged precisely as thoy were in the poet’s last
day, trill bo exhibited to the public.
Resignation of Juitgf Cunts, ol U. S. Nuprtme
Court—Statement ol Treasury—Naval court
Court ol Inquiry-The Northwest Bonn.
dary, &c.»&c,
Washington, D. 0., Sept. 4, ’S7.-Tho resignation
of Judge B. V. Oobtis, of the Supreme Court of the
United Ststos, 'has been 'placed 'in ; ih B bauds of the'
President and accepted. r ' - '
Accordlngtothe Treasurer’s weekly statement, the
amount credited to tho Tre«ur /0 f the United States, In
the hands of tho Assistant Treasurers and designated
doposttariei, and in the Mint and branches, by returns
received to tbe 31stultimo, and tho amount of that date
subject to draft, is as follows :
Amount In tho different depositories.... $22,320 243 00
Drafts drawn but not paid o 343 121 66
Amount subjoct to draft.,, "20 721 06
Increase for the week 395!597 95
Amount of receipts 1.740,864 60
Urarts returned paid 2,023.846 80
Dratis issued 1,344,000 05
Naval Court of Inquiry, No. 3, met this mcmlng, at
half.past ton, but adjourned without having transacted
any business. Capt» Goldsbohodoii has boon relieved
from duty on this Court, and Capt. Phauson appointed
to fill his place.
Tho United States Commission, to run the northwest
boundary lino, was at Oiyihpia, Washington Territory,
on the 4th of July. They loft Sau Francisco June 17th,
andln four days reached Vancouver’s Island, and re
mained there a week’.
The American and British Commissioners had at this
place an interview in regard :o thoir work. The lat ter
arrived at the first with Her Britannic Majesty’s ships
“Besolute” and “Satellite.” The American Commis
sioner, Archibald Oamphrll, Esq., left Victoria, in
company with the “Satellite,” for Olympia, on the 2d
Of July,
Tho acting Secretary of War this morning received in
teresting- advices, <Uted El pjmo, August 24th, from
•Liout. Beale, who Is now superintending tho construc
tion of the military road from Fort Boflance to the Colo
radojiver. Lieut. Bealh reports that his cameJs had
performed vory satisfactorily.
Thus Jar, he considers tho experiment with thorn com
pletely successful. They are much moro docile than
mules, and eat with avidity what the latter animals
reject. At tho start they carried 700 pounds with tho
greatest ease. Lieut. BrAlb expresses tho opinion
that ho would rather manage twenty camels than five
Judina HotUlUles in Texas—Death of a Thou
sand Cattle from Starvation—Tho Constitu
tional Convention, Ac*
Washington, Sept. 4.— The Southern Mail furnishes
papers from all points as late as due.
Tho Texan papers abound with statements of Indian
Tho Indians had appeared in the vicinity of San An
tonio. Captain Whiting, of the Becond Cavalry, who
went in pursuit, recaptured all tho horses and mules
taken from the Sau Diogo mail train.
Captain Pope’s party had arrived at Fort Clarke, alt
well. The Indians had been troublesoino along the
route. They were defeated in two engagements near
Fort Lancaster. A aorgoant in the Bth Infantry of U. S.
troops was killed. The Indiana were mounted and
armed with Sharp’s and Colt’s rides.
A thousand head of cattle died from starvation on
the Island of Galveston.
The subject of a Constitutional Convention was being
It was thought probable that Gen. Henderson will
decilno, and Matt. Ward be nominated to the United
Staton gonato, in place of Mr. Rusk, deceased.
A Savannah (Ga.) paper of the Ist gives the stock of
cotton at that port at 1500 bales, against tho same
amount last year.
Despotehea from Costa Rico—American Citi
zens in Nicaragaa.—Dispatches from William
Carey Jones—The Treaty between the United
States and New Granada—The Exploration
of Colorado River*
Washington, Bept. 4.—The Navy Department, this
morning received despatches from Capt. Thatcher, who
visited the capital of Costa Rica and had an Interview
with General Mora, the lato commander of the Costa
Rican forces in Nicaragua, relative to the alleged for
cible detention of certain American citizens on the lake
of Nicaragua and the San Jnau steamers, by the Costa
Bican authorities.
Gen. Mora denied auy such detentions, and said tka
all tbe engineers and hands employed or occupied on
tho said steamer by blra or his subordinates, wore paid
by Costa Rica, and none were forced to remain in any
capacity. The contracts were made of thoir own free
will. There are not more than half a dozen American
citizens in Nicaragua who choose to remain there.
The Government has received despatches from Wil
liam Caroy Jones, but they contain nothing definite in
regard to his mission to Costa Rica.
Captain Goldsborough has been relived from dnty on
the third naval Court of Inquiry, and Captain Pearson
has been appointed to fill his place.
The articles of tho treaty between tho United States
and New Granada are agreed upon, and will soou bo
transmitted to that Government for its official action.
The main portion of the party which goes out under
command of Lieut. Ivos, for tho exploration of the Rio
Colorado, will start In the Star of the JWj! to-morrow.
tn route for California. It is the intention of Lieut.
Ives to proceed immediately to tho Gulf of California,
from Sau Francisco In a sailing vessel, taking with him
the" materials of a small steamer. On reaching the
mouth of tho Colorado, this party will forthwith com
mence the ascent of tho river.
Till* expedition of Lieut, Ire*, it 1* bettered, rrlll
oventually prove tob*te been one of the most import*
ant enterprites of the kind of any now in progress;
whether considered simply with reference to its antic!,
patod scientific results, or more generally to tho future
destiny of the vast region which it 1b contemplated thus
to throw open to the march of civilisation. Tbo
Colorado 1b the largest river, pare one, of any of tho
Jlocky Mountains Tho lower portion of the valley, at
point* where it has been crossed by exploring parties,
has been found t%possess a soil of unsurpassed richness;
and tho region through which It flows Is believed to
possess mineral resources of tho most valuable kind.
Trappers tell extravagant stories of the sublimity
of tho scenery on tho higher portions of the
valley, and of the gigantic cations, or gorges, through
which the river passes. The new territory of Arizona,
which bordors the lower portions, is being fast filled up
by emigrants. From Salt Lake too, tbo Mormons arc
pushiug their settlements towards this valley, and are
now within twenty-fivo miles of its most western bend.
It is thought possible that Lieut. Ives may find the
river navigable for his small steamer, as high up as tho
97th parallel of latitude; which will bring him to a
point at no groat distance from tho Salt Lake region,
and solve the problem of a short and direct water com
munication between that territory and tho Pacific
Tho sarroys and explorations connected with this ex
pedition will include tho various departmonts of topo
graphy, geology, zoology, mineralogy, Ac. Lieut. I\es
Is already familiar with a portion of thii route, ha\ Ing
trfltorsed it, In company with Lieut. Whipple, upon the
Pacific Railroad Exploration, near tho thlrty-fitb paral
lel of latitude.
Tho expedition is despatched undor order* from tho
War Department, and will bo especially gratifying to the
citizens of California, who have long desired that tho
resources of the unknown region lying adjacent to their
own should bo developed.
Subjoined Is an opinion of tho Attoruoy General, on
a question of vital importance:
“ Attorset General’s Ofhiob,
August 17, 1667.
“ Tho note of Oount Montqxlas, transmitted to your
department through Mr. Yroom, oar Minißter at Karlin,
asks for an explanation of the opinion given by Mr.
Oosiko iu October last on tho right of an American citi
zen to expatiate himself.
“ The specified case put by Count Moxtqsliu is that
of Jcuvb Author, a natlveof Irtnclbauson, in Bavaria,
who came to this country, and, after being naturalized,
returned again to Bavaria. Hia effort to recover hifl
status as a native of Bavaria so emu to he impeded by a
doubt which tho authorities there entertain on tho
question whether bo can throw off his alioglance to
theUnltod States, and, if so, in what manner it is to bo
t( There is no statute or other law of tho United States
which provents either a native or naturalized citizen
from severing his political connection with this Govern
ment, if he sees proper to do so, in time of peace, and
for a purpose not directly injurious to tho interests of
the country.
“ There is no mode of renunciation prescribed. In my
opinion, if ho emigrates, carries his family and cfflcts
with him, manifests a plain intentiou not to return, takes
up bis permanent residenco abroad, and assumes the obli
gation of a subject to a foreign Govoruuient, this would
impfy a dissolution of his previous relations with the
United States; and Ido not think wo could or would after
wards claim from him any of the duties of a citizen. At
all Qvonts, the fact of reuunciatlon is to bo established,
like other facts for which thero is no prescribed form of
proof, by any evidence • which will convince the
Judgroent.Jjlt Is for the authorities of Bavariu to
determine, first, whether they will admit Mr. Au
thor to tho privileges enjoyed by a native sub
ject of their king vitliout an express ronunciation of
his American citizenship. If this he decided in the
negative—that is to say, if they demand from him au
express renunciation—they may take it, and cause it to
bo authenticated in what form they pleaso. They may
demand an oath of abjuration as a test of his sincerity,
or as a necessary part of his title to tho future protec
tion of tho Bavarian Government. Whatever satisfies
them, ought to bo satisfactory to us, since, in all simi
lar coses, we prescribe our own rules for the admis
sion of Bavarian subjects as citizens of tho United
» I have spoken of tho laws of tho United States.
Virginia and Kentucky, two of tho States, have statutes
which requlro a certain formula or ronunciation of citi
zenship. But thoso statutes have no application to this
esse. Ido not understand Mr. Amtlior to have resided
in either of those States. If the Federal Government
gives hitu up, his obligations to tho particular State in
which he lived eoutd hardly comohitoauypractical con-
Oietwith thoso which ho is about to assume toward his
native country.
11 1 am, very respectfully, yours, Ac.,
“J. S. Black,
“Hon. Lewis Cass, Secretary of State.”
The Brig Arabella, of New York, in Distress.
Norfolk, Sept. 4— Tho brig Arabella, frouiAspln
wall, bound to New York, put into this port with bor
foretopmast gone, her foremast sprung, and loss of sails.
Her erew are sick from tho Chagrcs fever.
Another Bank Suspension at Buffalo,
Buffalo, Sept. 4.—Messrs. Oliver, Lee A Co *s Bank
has suspended. The other hanks continue strong, and
no excitementhas been caused by the failure.
The Niagara CUy and Danby Banka of Ver<
Nsw York, Bept 4.—lt is rumored the Uaukcrs have
thrown out the bills of the Niagara City Bank and
Danby Bank, of Vermont.
Heavy Robbery of a Bank Cashier.
Albany, September 4 Mr. Daniel, tho Cashier of
the Niagara Bank, of Lockport, was robbed last night in
tho cars, of a package containing 930,000, indrafts.
Dcstroetivtf Fire at Brattlcboro* Yt.
BRiTfLßßotio*, Yt., September 4.—'Twenty bulldiugs
were burnt this morning, including several fine dwel
lipgi, g paper mill »d £ity’« rule factory.
The ttaij.ed States Agricultural Exhibition-
Award of frizes for Mowers and Reopen.
Looisvillb, Sept, 4.— Tho awards for the most suc
cessful Heaping and Mowing Machines, at tho,trial
ojode at Syracuse, ia July last, were made to-day} aA
Por Reapers—To 0. H. McCormick, of Chicago, a gold
medal; Walter A. Wood, of Hoosac Falls, N. Y f| 6
silver medal; Wardon, Brokan A Child, of Springfield,
Ohio, a brouze medal; and Jonathan Haines, of rekin,
111., a diploma.
For Reapers and Mowers combined—To Walter A.
Wood, of lloosac Falls, jf. y., a gold medal; D. M.
Oibprne, of Buffalo, N. Y., a silver medal; Warden,
Brokan A Child, of Springfield, Ohio, a bronze
medal. (
Tho awards to Mowing Machines hare not yet been
made. , , ,
Tho attendance was quite largo to-day. An exhibi
tion or the horses was made. Five Arabian hortes,
belonging to Mr. A. Keene Richards, of Georgetown,
Ky., were among the most prominent. Mason D. Weg
ner exhibited, tbreo horses, “ Scythian,” u Sovereign "
and “American Pedlar.” Awards of a blue ribbon
to Sovoroign, a blue ribbon to Scythian, and aeverat
rings to young horses, mutes, and Jackasses, wero made.
Tbo agricultural machines on exhibition were examined,
and a trial of tho plows was made.
Failure of a Baltimore Firm*
BittiMons, Sept. 4.—Messrs. Withington Sc Eastman,
importers of sugar and molasses, have failed to a large
Ballaou Ascension,
Maucil Cucsk, Sept. 4.—John Wise made a brilliant
and graceful ascension from this borough at 2 o’clock
this afternoon, In his splendid air-ship “ Old America.”
Tho balloon took a northeastern course.
Baltimore, Sept. 4.—Flour—Sales of Ohio at $5.75;
Howard street, $5.87a56 ; City Mills at $5.76a55 87
Wheat is dull at 120a125c. for red, and 130®140c. for
white. Corn dull and lower at 70e. for mixed, 75c. for
whlto, aud 75a78c. for yellow. Whiskey 25®20c.
Avgusta, Sept 4.—Upwards of 500,000 bu. of wheat
were received here duriug the month of August last.
Manifest Destiny in Indio, and Central Ame
rica—American Sentiments on tho Indian
[From the Loudon Times, August 20.]
While tho unemployed politicians of Paris aro
mr tho twontioth timo prophesying the decline of
English greatnoss, a justor appreciation of tho In
dian crisis seems to prevail in the United States.
Americans and Englishmen, in their reciprocal
judgments of eaoh other, enjoy tho not inconside
rable advantage of possessing in themselves a
tolorably accurate standard of roforonoe. The
subjoct or citizen ,of either country is conscious
that a ruling ■ raco is not oasily dispossessed'of an
anoient dominion. The suppression of a Sdrainolo.
vrar or of a Mexican insurrection in California
would bo anticipated from one end of the Union to
the other as an inevitable - event* and it- is
understood that tho moro sorious undertaking
of reducing tho revolted eopoya is only a question
of time and of oxponso. The work may bo
difficult and tedious, but tho?o who 'under
stand tho English charaotor oan never doubt
that it will bo dono. Demonstrations of
tho necessity *of our r failure may be left
to the epigramnmtio syllogism of continental sa
loons. A nation whioh is unanimous seldom falls,
and tbe universal concert wbiyh prevails is only
disturbed by an involuntary humorist who, in the
porsonof Mr. Urquhart, invokos success "on tho
arras of tho subjects of her Majesty in India against
tho insurgent, rebellious and traitorous governors
general who, by ©no and the samo blow havo driven
loyal men into insurrection—usod tho Quoon’s forces
in an attompt to destroy them—violated tho honor
of this land, and broken through tbe enactments of
Parliament.” Americans kuow by experience that
the lioenao accorded to maniacal nonsense' indioatea
thofoarloss strength of a free people. The good
will towards England which is exhibited by the
American press is moro gratifying, and perhaps
more unexpected, than tho sound judgment which
has generally been formed of tho probable result of
tho insurrection. One New York journal of large
circulation actually recommoulsnsto recruit for
the Indianarmy within the limits of the Union.
On certain conditions, it is said, "there might
doubtless bo awakened a strong feeling hero in favor
of the British in India, and vory likely, with proper
measures and a suitable outlay, 50,000 men could
be enlisted in a few woeks.” it is notvery likely
that Lord Clarendon will givo tbo Distriot Attor
noya of Pennsylvania and New York any fresh
opportunity of displaying tholr indignant elo
quonco against tho encroachments of the English
minister. It is possible, also, that some objection
might be foil to tho pacification of Bengal through
tho agoncy of 50,000 froo and onlightenedoitizon s
The Queen’s subjects who aro now in arms on be
half of the King of Delhi, sufficiently illustrate for
the present tho inconvenience of a divided allegi
ance. But the friendly spirit which dictates tho
suggestion may be noticed and rained, although
tho offer of an army of auxiliaries is undoubtedly a
more rhotorioal flourish. Tho history of the An
glo-Indian erapiro, especially in tho earlier stages
of its growth, may nutuunatnrnlly attraot Ameri
can sympathy to its founders and to tho successors.
Clive and hie contemporaries may eptily he re *
startled us filibusters on a magnificent scale.
Hastings and Wellesley? though they might not
profess the doctn*y x cam ed out the decrees of'man*
xfest destiny ” with unexampled vigor. Tbe demo
crats of tho Western world aro tho firmest of all bo
lievers in tho aristocracy of raoos. and especially
of tholrown. When thoybeliovo that a half-breed
Spaniard of Nicaragua is equal to an American
from the Union, they may sympathize in the pro
tonsions of Hindoos and Mussulmans to shake off
tho supremacy of Europeans. Even the errors of
English rulers have not in genoral been such as to
offend ordinary American prejudices. Disregard
for natiVo custom, and contempt for pornicious usa
ges and for strange religions are at least as charac
teristic) of the United States as'of the mother coun
try. Tho friendly fooling entortainod towards
England is tho moro trustworthy bocauso it is
thoroughly ineligible. It has always been diffi
cult to comprehend the irritation which has so
frequently ombittorod tbe differences between two
kindred nations. Tho more rational opinions
which have found expression on tho present occasion
are founded on reasons whioh cannot be explained
away. Foreigners may be oxcused for underrating
the powor which would still remain to England n
hor Indian dominion woro at nn end. Tbo strength
and vigor whioh havo rodueed tho millions of the
East to subjection would continuo to oxist, oven if
they wero oxorted in some other direction ; but it
is natural that tho Tndlan crisis should appear to
tho world to bo absolutely vital to England. The
sober judgmont of the United States, howovor, do
preoates the supposed decline of our national pros
perity and groatnoss. “Our best customer and our
olosest commercial ally, England, stands in a posi
tion that is peculiarly interesting to us, as the head
and homo of liborty in Europo, tho only country
whero spoeoh, thought, tho press and notion aro
froo.” Othor journals express oven more strongly
a fooling which, on tho part of English writers,
might bo attributed to extravagant and unreason
ing patriotism. It is not too inuoh to say that an
equally cordial sentiment would be entertained on
this sido tho Atlantic if tho Unitod States were
raonaccd with any serious dangor. The gratify
ing change which has taken place in this respect
since the time of the Russian war may he, in part,
attributed to the progress which has been made
in removing the Central American difficulties.
It is tiue that the treaty negotiated ky Mr. Dal
las has not yot boon concluded, but tho principles
of an arrangoment aro rocognisod on both Bides,
and it is certain that tho torms which woro origi
nally proposed will ultimately form the basis of a
settlement. Tho only English interest in tbo dis
puted regions concerns tho free passage of the Isth
mus. The half civilized States of the American
Continent may be left without 'interference on
our part to adjust their future relations with
their formidable neighbor. The world la wido
enough for both brnuchoa of tbo raoo to spread
without collision or interference. With Inaia to
govern and Australia to cultivate, Englishmen
may look without jealousy or regret on the progress
of the American Union toward the South ern
IValkct Street Theatre.— “ All that Glitters is not
Gold”—“Bob Nettles,”
National ThbatrjlWalkct Street, above Eionm.
“ Dombov and Sou “ Wanted, 1000 Milliuers for the
Gold Diggings ”
WnKATLKV’a Aacn Street Theatre.— “ Romeo and
Joliet “ The Golden Farmer.”
Sanford's Opera Ilocse, F.lrvbstii Street, above
Chestnut —La Traviata—Ethiopian Minstrelsy.
Tnoxurr'a Varieties, N. W. corner of Fifth anp
Cuestnut Streets.— Musical and Terpslchorean Mo
langc—Sigaor Felix Kochcz.
Dcsfrucftvc Firt at Consftoftocfan.—Yester
day morning, about flvo o’clock, a fire broke oat
in tho extensive print and bleaching works situa
ted on tho banks of'the jrivor Schuylkill, opposite
Ctmshohooken. They wero destroyed, nothing bat
the baro walls remaining.
Tho buildings wero largo and valuablo. Thoy
wero formerly owned by Dotbol Moore, Esq., and
at tho timo of their destruction wero under the
management of Mr. Bliss, who resided at Oonsho
hocken. Tho proporty was in tho hands of James
Boyd, Esq., iittornoy-ut-law, Norristown, I'a., who
noted as trustee for the ownors.- Thoso, it is un
derstood, are two banking corporations and a pri
vate gentleman of this city, wno is largoly into
rcstod in tho wool trade.
Tho works wero orccted about eighteen year*
ago, and until about throo yoars ago wero owned
by Mr Moore. They wero oallod tno“Aramlnk
Print Works,” and gavo employment to a largo
number of hands.
Tho loss, os wo learn from good authority, will
reach about $70,000 losuranoes are standing to
tho amount of probably one-half of this sum. It
is stated that tho fire originated from sparks
from a locomotiro on tho Reading railroad.
Coroner’s Cases.—A young nwn, a canal
boatman, named John Sturgeon, whllo at work at
a windlass near tho Wire Bridge, yesterday morn
ing, was struck on tho bond bv tho capstan bar and
instantly killed. Coroner Dolavau held an inquest
in tho case, and a verdict was rendored in accord
ance with tho facts.
An Irish emigrant named John McDermott, who
had recently arrived at Now York from Liverpool,
died yesterday morning on board the steamor Dela
ware,■ ns sho was coraiug up the Dolawaro. The
deceased was au old man, and was in apparont
good hoalth tho day previous.
The body of a man namod Charles Akestine,
aged 35 years, was found drownod at Race street
wharf yostorday afternoon. Coroner Dolavau
hold an inquest in the ease, end the body was
sent to tho groon-houso.
tost Children, —Wo saw last evening, at
tho Contral Office of tho Municipal Police and
Fire-Alarm Tolegraph, a littlo girl, who had wan
dered from homo in the early part of tho day. She
was sleeping in a chair, whilo persons wore con
stantly coming into and going out of tbo offleo, and
tho remark made by soveral was, that tho room
was ontirely too small, and altogothor unfitted for
tho accomodation of lost obitdron. The Commit
tee on City Property or Police or Couuoils might
pay but a single visit to this office, < and thoy would
at onoo coincmo in tho opinion which has Been so
frequently exprossod, that it is not half larg*
enough for the pronor transnotion of ovon the or
dinary business, when will it bo enlarged?
The Detective Police Department of Phila
delphia will compare favorably with that of any
city In the Union. Its head is Mr. J. Bulkley, &
regular veteran in dotectivo police transactions.
High Constable Alexander W. Blackburn enjoys a
reputation as a skilful and exporlenood detoctivo
offioor, second to that of nopolioemen in tho world.
Special offioora Smith* Carhn, Callanan and Tag
fort; High Constables Russell, Clark. Watt and
refts, together with the gentlemen' mentioned
above constitute tho Detective : Police of our city.
The office of this department is in tho basement of
tbo building at the Southwest corner of Fifth and
Cbeanut street,
The Armory bf thtNational Guards Pro
minent amStfg tbo flne structures now in progress
in this citjY» tbe Arawry of tho National Guard*;
in FilUi ahd Sixth streets; it is
20W. Sear?itB completion, being in tho hands
‘of lhe> plasterers, and? it is expected that it
"will-he formally dedicated about the first week
’in 'Novemhc?. Its ciipacfautv rooms aro well
calculated 4 for all kindfoof public exhibitions,
affoMfng a surfaco of 25,000 feet, indepen.
dent df*the cellar, which adds 7,500 more. The
apartments on tbo first story aro two stores on Roco
street, oach 21 foot wide, and 35 deep The main
entrance, which is in the eentre of the building,
with a tiled vestibule 13 feet v wide, connecting with
the ticket offioo/vestibule, jrbtoh is’2l feet wide,
and leads to tbo main hall. This hall is 10 feet
wide; all the stairway? converge into it; also the
vestibule, which opens on C reason’* street, from
which il lsi divided by sliding doors 10 feet wide,
from which Issues tbe private entrance to the Ar
mory Saloon, and can t>6 used whon a rapid egres3
from the entire building is required. On the
west side ii the banqueting room. 27 feet wide
by 57 deep; also, tho ladies 1 dressing room,
which is 27 feet wide, fitted-up with all the
modern conveniences, and oonneots with the ball
room by stairs which are striotlyprivato. being cut
off from tbe gehtlemen’s room br a sliding door.
On the ea3t side is the gentlemen's dressing room,
gontlemon’s saloon, tho refreshment saloon, and
janitor’s offieo. On the socond story is the grand
saloon, 60 feet wido by 22C deep, and 27 feet high;
the ceding is arched, springing from level plan
ciers. The stage at the south end of the room is
circular In© walls are ornamented with pilasters
supporting emblematical brackets. The whole is
to be painted fresco, And lighted by the improv
ed method of ride lights on Hie wall. This room
whon finished oannot fail to be one of the finest in
the city, for acoustics, and suitable for dancing
ooncerw,leotures, Ac. 61
On the third atory is the armory saloon, 6Q feet
wido by 110 deep, and 22 feet high. This floor is
supported by 10 trussed girders, designed by Ed
win F. Duraog, architect of the building; they
are the most powerful that have erer beon put in
a building of this character, being 60 feet span and
7 deep This saloon will be the most magnificent
drill room in tbe United States. There u a bal
cony on the sooth ond of the room projecting 6
feet from the wall, forming an orchestral or specta
tors’ gallery. This saloon is of the Gothic style of
architecture; the ceiling is divided into compart
ments, tho rafters springing from corbels; thoy
are to b© stained ahd varnished. This saloon Is
to bo lighted by drops, suspended from the
rafters by bosses—adjoining it is tho library, which
is eighteen feet by thirty, and the Secretary and
officers’ rooms whioh aro 20 by 15 feet. It is in
tended to lot the armory and tbo ball-room to
gether for largo balls and assemblies; tho formor
will hold 2200 persona seated, tho latter 1800. The
entire building is ventilated on tho most improved
plan. On tho fourth story is tho oompany’s meet
ing room, whioh is 18 by 30 feet deep, opening on
a balcony. The Quartermaster ana Committee
rooms aro also on this floor. The front is sur
mounted by an observatory, whioh is reaohed by
a passage through the roof. Tho staging of the
observatory is 85 foot above the door sill. Tho
oxtrome height to tho flag staff is 145 feet.
Police Matters.— Tho rctnrns of the Lieute
nants of iho different wards, made at tbo Mayor’s
offioo yesterday, woro. entirely devoid of intorest.
Tho cases hoard beforo Alderman Eneu, at the
Contral Police Station, and tbo Ward Magistrates,
wero mainly for drunkenness and disorderly con
duct. Two individuals, who got into a fight abont
the late contested election oase, wero hold to bail
to keep the peace. A Gorman, named Frederick
Durr, was bold by Aldorman Williams to answer
tho charge of robbing his employer, Mr, Julius Up
man, of $2BO in cash. A driver of one of the
coaches of tho Merchants’ Hotel, was arrested by
officer John Bean, of the Ninth Ward, on tbe
ohargo of reckless driving, and held to bail by Al
derman Thompson to keep tho peace.
We Noticed Yesterday a beautiful fire-horn,
manufactured by the Messrs. J. S. Jarden A Bro.,
for tbe coming firemon’a parade. Those gentle
men are extouaivoly engaged in the manufacture
of ailvor-platod ware, and' their work is noted for
beauty of finish and durability of wear. Their
show rooms are at tho N. W. cornor of Chestnut
and Ninth streets. Entrance first door above Chest
nut street.
A Delightful Serenade.— The other evening
tho members of tho Unitod States Cornet Band
serenaded Col. John W. Forney and a number of
our citizens, and their adfnfrable performances
wero listened to In many sections or tbo oity by
delighted groups. This Cornet Band is now one of
tho beat of oar musioal organizations. The leader
is Moritz Biorhalter, an accomplished gentleman
and musician.
. Accidents.— John Boidarfl, A stevedore em
ployed at Lombard streot wharf, had hi* left leg
fractured yesterday by a keg of nails failing on it
whilo ho was engaged in loading on the ship Que
bec. Ho was taken to the Pennsylvania Hospital.
f From the New York papers of last evening.}
Yesterday morning, a flagman on the New Jer
sey Railroad discovered a “tie”—a wooden sloeper
for the rails to rest on—lying across tho track of
that road between Jorsey Oity and Bergen cat,
whioh he removed from tho track. It nad just
been placed there by Michael Walsh, who was at
once arrested and committed. He gave as his ex
ouse for tbe not, that "be wanted to sac tbe ears
bounce,” and ho stood, when arrested, not far off,
awaiting tho result of tho experiment. He is a
shoemaker by trade, and has worked in Jersey
City about two weeks. „
A report bas been circulated among the Irish
Soplo of tho uppor wards of Jersey City, that an
isn woman named Elizabeth Daniel had been
marrying a sailor named John Bravrery, a mulatto
of vory light oolor. A mob of Irishmen and women,
to the number of nearly 300, collected about their
rcsidonce, at the oorner of Monmouth and South
Eighth streets on Wednosd&y eveniog, and demand
ed that Bravrery como out and "treat”tbe party.”
Mr, B. declining, the mob assailed t&r’honse with
a shower of stones, breaking
Three policemen attempted mob.
Offioer Robinson received a blow OpAbß?<Mtefroni a
stone wbioh was probably
Tho crowd was not dispersed nntil
only one arrest was made. Rev.
of tbo Roman Catholic Churcb, pnbU*hra jtcari},'
stating that the parties had not behn'siariied.
A woman was instantly klllodlast night, by the
down express train, near Hastings,: on tbe Hudson
River Railroad. She was walking on tbe track,
and, it is supposed, sho thought the train was on
tho other track. ■*
A young gentleman from Georgia, who was one
of tbo unsuccessful applicants for admission into
tho Military Academy at WcstPoint, on his return
home made a sojourn in this city to seo tho sights.
In tho courso of one of his ramblos ho made an
investment of $4O in the patent safe gamo, whioh
sum, of courso, soon disappeared through the
agency of the sharpers, leaving the would-be
mtlitßry gentleman without tho means of getting
home until the arrival of fnnds for that purpose.
Thoro woro 35 stonmors, 183 ships, 105 oarlcs, 103
brigs, and 230 schooners in purt yesterday
A man named Edward Martin was brutally as
saulted on Wednesday evening in an open lot on
Church street, noar Hiok* stroot, by James Mc-
Cauley and James Mulligan, who throw him down
and bqut him severely with stones. One of his
arms sustained a compound fraotnre, and ho is so
badly beaten abont tho breast and head os to be in
u critical condition. Tho parties were arrested.
Tho Asia brings the official report of Mr. Bright,
Engineer to tbe Atlantic Telegraph Company, to
the Board of Directors, in reference to the accident
to tho Cable.
A difficulty took placo, about four o’clock yester
day morning, iu a German house of ill-fame in
Howard streot, between two persons—Bamuel
Sands, a stage driver, and a man named Beatty.
The latter was stabbed in tho breast and shoulder,
receiving dangerous wounds, and there wero doubts
of hU rooovory.
Tho various committees of the Now York volun
leers appointed to prepare a reception for the
Scott Logion—a corps composed of tho remnants of
the two regiments ol Pennsylvania volunteers,who
visit THisoity on the Uthinst —met at the Mercer
street House last evening. It was announced that
tho visitors would arrive at 3 P. M. a week from
Monday next. Tho 12th Regiment, Now York
Stato Militia, and other oity corps, will Join in tho
parade on tho occasion.
A steam-boiler employed in driving piles near
the old Penny Bridge, Brooklyn, for the purpose
of extending Hamilton avenue, exploded about
noon yesterday, and resulted in the death of one
man named Thomas MoGavery, and to the serious
injury of Thomas Henry. Another man named
\Yneolor vras slightly Injurod.
Tho Railroad Convention continued its business
yesterday. Soreral models were exhibited, and
papers road, bearing on railroad matters. There
was a larger attendance than on the previous days.
Towards evening the meeting adjourned sine die ,
witn the understanding that another meeting
ehonld be called some time within a few weeks.
Israel Hyman, a morchant, was arrested on
Wednesday, on a warrant issued by Justice Wood,
at the complaint of Nathan Meyer. Tho complaint
avers that tho accused has stolen from the store of
Nathan Meyer A Co., No. 25 Coder street, dry
goods, clothing, Ac., of tho value of $7,000. The
accused was committed for examination.
Yesterday District Attornoy Hall concluded his
argument bejbre Judge Peabody against admitting
Mr*, Cunningham to nail, and this afternoon Ma
thow Hule Smith is replying in bohalfof Mrs. Cun
ningham. The court room is crowded by people
anxious to catch a glimpse of the features of tho
notorious woman.
A serious fight occurred in the First Ward last
night, at tho Ilqrvey House, 87 West street, kept
by Louis Sohorher, Amannamedßonjannn Clark,
who keops an oyster stand in front of the premises,
got iuto a quarrel with a ’longshoreman named
Flynn Clark was joiued by the engineer and
three deck-hands of the steamtoat Atlanuo. Violent
threats wore exchanged, and Flynn left; but soon
after returned with a gang of ’longshoremen, who
commenced an onslaught upon Clark and his com
rades, and a general fight ensued. Clark, being
worsted, rotated with his men into the Harvoy
House, the doors of whloh were instantly closed and
fastened. But Flynn and his followers attacked the
house, and breaking down tho door, rushed in with
clubs and brickbats, assaulting and boating every
pot bob in their way. The enginoor of tbo Atlantic
w&b soriouBly if not fatally wounded, and several
other porsons reooivod severe injuries.
Tbo Mtrror says that Col. Du Solle, formerly of
tho Philadelphia Spirit of the Times t has pnr
ohasod Mr. Dean’s one-third interest in the Sun
day Times. Col. Du Solle is aeprigbtly writer.
Attempted Burglary and Murder in
Brooklyn.—On Monday George Burthlo, residing
at No. 28i South Fourth street, proocedod to the
Sixth Precinct Station Houso, and informed Ser
geant Gnion that his brother-in-law, Peter Mattor,
who resided with him, had been asked by a young
man named Charles Mirth to join him in robbing his
own house. Mircb and Muller wero out of work,
and the former offered that if Matter would get him
tho keys, thoy would together rob the houso and
sharo the prooeeds, and if resistance was made they
would use their revolvers, a pair of which he exhi
bited. By the advice of the sergeant, the young
man apparently acquiesced in tho plot, save Mirch
tho koys, and fixoa tho attempt. On Wednesday
evoning Mirch made his appearance and coinmencod
to ransack tho rooms, bat on entering the room of
David Klinck,>ho resided with Burtbte, Mirch
fouud himself suddenly seized from behind and
placed in irons by Klinck, who transferred him to
the custody of officers who laid in wait for him.
A few days since s boy was passing through
tho oars on tho Cleveland and Erie road, handing
on? Xrtisofflonta of “ Nothing to Wear,” illu®
trated. A lady remarkod to a gentleman, “That
takes off the ladies, I suppose.” “No,” said her
friend, “it only takes off their dresses. “Then,”
replied the lady, “it is proper that a smiling
should sell it.”
Tho Courrier state* that tho
remains of a press jehleh Gutter* berg used to draw
off his first proofs has boon found at Monti. It
boars the date of H4O,
Ftipir, Sept. 4. J
BREADSTUFFS—The dull and unsettled condition
or tbe market, noticed for some time past, still eon-”
aad Flour ia but little inquired for, partieulariy
*or export—tbe demand for which purpose is limited at
lower figures. Abont 4,000 bbla only hz.t been disposed
of at $6 37 X efi 60 for fresh ground superfine; the former •
w*Southern Flour, delivered here; $6.75 f or selected '
brands, $4.r5a7.60 for extra, and $7.75*8 25 for extra 1
2 I!lo * T » “ iB fluaUly-tt,* latter for fancy lots,
tA * n * l » so °kbls selected brand* on terms kept pri
*“* , Th ® “arket closes inactive at S6SS &bU
' c . tt& ““ifonn asking rate for superfine Flour
TJrzr?*- Th ' i ° ma
8 extent within the above rtm of qcota
lion, forcotoon bnmiU, SSoß^bMtor
»«•«» U ttaUj, with Elk, oTsM hhk
cels At $4.629 475 bbl. Oo« M.el u tedS,
rery scree, with ulaj of 7M bbU Perm,rl», n ;. .. fit
bbl. WhsiT3 ere doll ond actual, «d J»alsc tsr
bus lower; sole of 20,000 bushels .re reported n ™
01.60 for red, end 51.4001.60 for white, u in ooelitr
eloslog unsettled end dull et Sl-40 for the former, end
51.6001.66 .for the letter of good end prime qoalitr
Bro Is elso lower, with selee of 1,600 bus, in lots, et SO
OSOc for Southern and Pennsylrenie. Coes close doll
end lower, with sales of 20,000 bushels Southern end
Pennsylvania yeUow mostly et 85o8Se, eßojl, end '
860660 In store, end bnyere holding off for lower price.,
O.ts here beon plenty and eery dull until within e day
Or two, with sales of 36,000 bushels at 35040 c for fair
sn4 33a36i for good end prime Southern, .Boat and in
cars; the market, howerer, closing firmer et the letter
PROTUIONS.-n. reduced state of the stuck end
the h>gh rates now current hare limited operations, and
the market is qolat. About 230 bhls Mess Poet here
been ,oU, mostly et s26 a j2o 50, cash. City Mass Brer
•ells, a, wantod, at ,20 bll. Otß.cox the stock his
been pretty much all closed out at 14*15 v eta for plain
and fancy Haws. M.,,* cls for E
nnJ Zul?r S 'r h " 4 Bi ° rt li “'- letter are
now held higher. ShtsoMsits are scarce with sale,
of 100 casks St 12*12X rt« for S/tooiDths, ind 13k cfa
for Stoss leering the market nearly hare. Laid is
firmer, with sales of barrels and tierces et 16*15 if ets -
Md kegs et 11 Cts. Buttes is in steady demand it 14* "
16 cts for solid Western. Chskse-Xo change, eid salee •
limited et 9*lo cts *rs>.- '
QROCERIE3. Holders of Coffee ere firm in their
ImT'i’), Dt TT,* te “° t dißpo “ d t 0 POKbese Largely,
end the market has been inaction at preriou, qo'ta
tlon,, Mies only reaching ,o mo 2,600 baga, mostly Bio,
withm the range of ll.Salljie, on the usual terms
closing, howerer, a little more attire. For Molaaaec
the market continues et a .tend, end prices, in the ab
sence of .ales, ere nominally unchanged. SOOm—The
mMket 11 unsettled end drooping, end buyers ere hold-
P'l CC9 r but purchases to the client of
““ from a
neighboring market, including Culm, end Porto Kico et
from svaoxc on the u,„al credit. Price, a th.?l£
were very feeble.
METALS—The Iron market remains Inactive, and
Only abont 1,000 tons, ehieSy Anthracite Ro. 3, here
been sold, delirereble on the Susquehanna, to go West
« a price not made public. A few smell sales of Ro. i
haro been made here at ,27 and Ro. 2 125 V ton, on
time, which are the uniform asking rates,
fialos of Blooms hare been made at sB3as9o for prime
quality. Scotch pig sella slowly at $290530 ton, «a
tolote For manufactured Iron the inquiry continues
good, the advice* from abroad being more fevorable; but
there la not much doing. Of Bails and Bara prieeaare,
however, firm. For Lead the market remains inactive
for the want of stock, and we hear of jm ules thi* week
Copper is unchanged, and Yellow Metal sales are
making at 22c eix month*.
BARK Is leas inquired for, and lower, and at the elo&e
aorae buyers are not disposed to pay our lowest quota
tions. Sales include about 150 hhds let No.l ais49e
$45 4?* ton. Tanner'e Bark is dull, with but little
selling. - •
BEESWAX.—There is very little offering, and good
yellow is wanted at 30*31e lb.
BREAD continues dull, end prices abont the samo, the
demand being mostly for home nee.
CANDLES.—Tortier/ale. of Adamantine are renortad
at22#23eon the usual terma. Sperm and Tallow ate
steady in price, with about the usual buslnem delta ia
the former. -
COAL.—Eastern on’ers come in slowly, sad the mar-‘
ket generally ia rety Cult for the season, but withtmt
change in prices, which rale about Alle
ghany Coal is doll. A sale of Cumberland Coal was
made at $5.25 ton.
COTTON.—The late foreign news has had little or no
effect on prices, but buyer* come forward slowly, and
only about 750 bales have been disposed of, In
lots, from 15 to 17#c for Uplands, and 16 to Hc for
Mobil© and New Orleans, cash and time. The market
closing firm.
.PISn-New Maekerel continues scarce, particularly
lit and 3d, the stocks of which are light and the demand 1
small. We quote the former at $l7«$U, *nd the latter
at $13.50«2514 for medium; No. S are selling at $8.60*
$9.50 per bbl. as to size. Smoked Herring* are begin-*
ning to arrive, and sales are reported at 50 cents box
Pickled Herring are steady at $4, with moderate ialea.*
Codfish sell as wanted at $3.60 100 fts., bat there are
very few offering. ,
FRUIT.—The market for foreign remains very ins©-,
tire from the want of stock, and we have no ehange toC
note. Green fruit is more plenty. Apples are selling ah
from $1 to $3 bbl., aud Peaches at from 75 rents to
$3 basket. *
FREIGHTS.—The marketeontinuMdoU. Borne small
engagements only have been made to Liverpool at4d for
corn, and 25* The asking rate to London is
26* for heavy goot's, but there is little produce offer-''
log. Welt India and California rates are unchanged. .
A vessel On the berth, for the Utter, is getting 26 cts. -
per foot. Coastwise freights are steady, with considera
ble doing. Colliers have been in fair demand. Thefbl- J
lowing are the going rates from Fort Richmond: To '
New York, $1.05; Albany, $1.25; RiehmoiusSStasS
Charlestown, $1.50; Providence, sl.So; ~ J
Pawtucket, $1.60; Boston, $1A0«1A5; Baltimore 75 cts,
Quincy Point, Sl.flQ; Fall Hirer,sl SO; New Loudon, .
$1.85; Boxbury, $1.80; Alexandria, $l, and New Haven
$1.25 ton.
GUANO.—No change in quotation* and the demand*
HEMP.—The market remain* quiet, and prices the
same as last noted.
HlDES.—There is very little doing, and the market I*
doll; about 1,400 Pernambuco Hides were disposed of os
arrival, at a price not made public. Booe ficSOOO Porto
Cabello, from a recent import, are held above the views
of buyers and remain Unsold.
LEATHER.—Good SpixisuSole and SLXxrGBTaa are
in demand, at full rates, but other kinds are negleeted
and dull
LUMBER.—Thera is not ranch doing, and the market'
i« unchanged, with further sales of Liras at $1
Yellow Sap Boabo3 sell slowly et $120514; and Whit*
Pinb at slseslB as in quality; Clbjlx Boards are quo
ted at s3sas33&' M. , *
NAVAL STORES.—Stock* arc light, but the market'
has been quiet this week, wiih sale* of Spiaiiz Trap**-*.
tix* at 47«50c, cash and time. Rosts i* «*re©. Yaw •
is quoted ats3#es2#; and Pitch at bbl.
OlLS.—tbe market for Lixszsd is unsettled, with
ulea at 75676 c aa to lota—the stock la accumulating.
La*d Oil is bettor, sales ranging at siaT«sllB,4 mo*. -
No change in Spxom and Whali, and about the usual *
business doing.
PLASTER.—SeveraI cargoes have’been disposed of,
part at $3 per ton, and part on terms not made public.
RlCE.—Prices are hardly sustained, and we quote ft
a 9 ia quality.
SALT.—The market is dull, but on import of 8,000
sacks Liverpool ground, and a cargo of Turks’ Island
have been sold on terms not made public.
SEEDS.—There is more demand for Clovencwd, and.’
verj little is offering, and primo Seed is scarce and
wanted at $7.25 4?" bnshel. Timothy Is lower.
selling moderately at s3*s3 50 bushel. In Flaxseed
there Is nothing doing In domestic for the want' d?
BPIBITS.—The market for Brandy end Gin in very
dull, and sales are limbed to the wants of the trad* at'
about previous rates. N. E. Rum moves slowly at 50*
52 cents. Whiskey was rather more active early in tha 5
week; prices of barrels remain at 26027 cents, the latter
for Pennsylvania and Ohio, and 26*27 c. for hhds.
TALLOW is quiet, but city rendered is scarce,- and
firm at 12,¥ cents &&. *
TEAS are more inquired for, and holders are very firm
in their views, but as yet there is not much movement
in tke market.
SUMAC.—About 400 hags Sicily have been taken at
80c®82Xc, as to brand, on the usual terms
TOBACCO remains inactive, and prices the same,
with a limited business to note.
IS OOL.—The demand continues good at fully former
quotations, and the low and medium grades are scarce *
Fine Wools are also more Inquired for, and very firm.
The week’s sales comprise about 200, JOO As, at from 42c
«65e, on the usnal terms. Among the sales we notfS*
fine and extra fleece at 60c065c; quarter blood 43c*00,
and three-quarters do. at 53c*55c lb.
Philadelphia markets.
Frioat, September 4.—The unsettled and stringent
condition of the money market bos operated unfavor
ably on the Produce markets and interrupted business
very materially since our last weekly notice. Bark has
declined. Brcadstuffs meet with a limited demand, at
irregular prices, which tend downward. Groceries, ea
peciilly Sugar and Molasses, are unsaleable, except at
much lower prices than holders are willing to accept.
Provisions are br.nging higher figures, bat the stocks of
most kinds are nearly exhausted. Coal is dull, and Iron
remains inactive, but manufactured Iron i* held with
more firmness. Hides—Little or nothing doing. Nava!
Stores meet with a limited demand. Oils are quiet, but
without much alteration to note in prices. Plaster is
lower. Cloreneed Is wanted at an adrance ca prerioas
sales, but there is very tittle offering. In other kinds
there is nothing new. Teas and Tobacco are unchanged;
the former, however, are more in request. Whiskey
closes unsettled and with very little doing, and the de
mand for Wool continues good and pricts are fully itn.
tained, with mero disposition to operate in the fine
In the Dry Goods trade there are no material changes
in any leading articles of cotton manufacture. Stocks
ars moderste, and prices of all good styles tend upward.
Prints keep well sold up and firm. Woollens are steady,
with a fair business doing in most kinds at previous quo.
Toe Trace or tbs Raising Railroad —The follow,
ing is the amount of Coal transported on the Philadel
phia and Reading Railroad during the week ending
Thursday, Sept. 3,1857;
From Port Carbon
“ Pottsvillc
“ Schuylkill Have n
“ Auburn
“ Port Clinton.....
Total for week
Previously this year.
Total for year.
To same time last year.
BcmrrL*tLL NaviOiTiov Cost Txtn*.—The fot
lowimr are the receipts of Coal for the week endihr
Thursdays »»1»7:
From Port Carbon
<* Pottaville
“ Bchuylkili Haven.
“ Port Clinton.....
Total for week.
Previously this gear.
To Mm, tim, Uit jew J t U4,HtMW
Tons. Cwt.
.11,503 00
. 3.694 09
.10,699 . 07
. 653 ’Ol
. T. 505 Oi
...40.090 OR
1.236,673 02
.1,326,768' 06
.1,434,878 06
Tana. Cwt.
... 9,C93 .00
... 1.543 00
...26,55T ,00
»,m. oo
* ■■■" |'T« « ■ —A
1,328,768 <&.