The press. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1857-1880, November 16, 1857, Image 2

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The .drist Whose news despatches were in
tercepted off Cape Race by the 'news yacht, Is
reported to haye= left Southampton on the first
instant. If, so, her news; therefore, would be
-one day later than that brought by the Jlrabia.
But hor day of rum the Bth., Her in
telligence is inlmPortauti
,except that the
iondon money market was, depressed, that
cotton and breadstuff's (except wheat) were de
clining, and - that the launch of the Great
Eastern mammoth steamer had been a failure.
The Aiiel has brought $400,000 in specie.
The papers opposed to tlfe Administration of
the General Government comment with some
severity upon the alleged neglect of the Fede
ral agents in NewOrietnis,,in permitting Gene
ol..Nicaragna memory, to get out'
"of th4t port, with his staff and some three hun
dred men, on board the steamer Fashion; and
we perceive that the last New York Ceurrier
des Etats flnisObe French journal, says that
his eecape inflicts an indelible stain upon the
President and his advisers. The answer to
these accusations' is easy enough. Mr. 33e- -
cfrAttsit's loioWnaversion to the schenies of the
flllitiusters,and his recent orders tope officers
of the Government to previat 'Was tiling' of
all such. expeditions as that of WALHER,NbUU
dantIy prove his eciaSe of- action in the pro
misee. ; Although we may regret that, through
the sympathy or the .apathy of the • oficlals at
New Orleans, he has been enabled . tp violate
the Solemn pledge made iu his letter to Gene
ral of the. 7th of November, (in which
he expressly denied any purpoed to set at_ det
Rance our fientralit) , , laws,) yet we conceive
that' he will be even more unfortunate than
'ln his late • campaign, wheilsmany valuable
lives were sacrificed to h -;ambition, his
cupidity, or his ignorant). The strong pro
test: against his adMl semedt for sup-,
port during his late tour through the United
States, the rebuke administered, to his
• schemes , by the sensible pail' 'of the public
"journals,; North- - and South, and the indig
nant letter of Mr. Timms, of Georgia, to
whom he had dedicated one of his intlanuna
tory appeals, and who„repudiated both the
man and his doctrines, were,admenitions which
will, wethink, deter volunteers ;from trusting
. to,
c hiftfatal standard, and com
plete the catastritp*..hf his career.
It is inconceivable how much mischief just
such a man as this General WALE= can work to
a good cause. We perceive that he boasts
.of being encouraged in parts of the South.
The wonder is; that the people in that quarter
:do not look beyond his present designs against
Central America, and see bow, unless promptly
checked, they may (no matter how immedi
ately fruitless) be set up as a precedent, when
the Administration shall come to act upon the
greater' question or THE runcsuisz or Tun
INLAND or CUBA. To aid and abet WALKER—
to 'to go uurebuked in his present
enterprise—can' be most disastrously wielded
by any other gang of advaturers wko ni t g
conceive this the time for a descent upon
Cabe, and may suppose that the Government
and public opinion will sustain them. "
It was doubtless in anticipation of such a
contingency that Mr. BUCHANAN' took early
steps to let his countrymen and the
whole world know by his instructions to the
officers of the Federal Government at the
several leading ports of the Union, that the
enetgies and resources of the whole Admitds
tration shall be put forth to prevent all ma
rauding. expeditions during his Presidential
riILAND orCens. "To this complexion must
it come at `We know hoes anxious the
Southern States are for thin acquiiiiticM. And,
the facttbat, swum of time, Cuba must be
oars (leititrig one tirvle* it impilitance 'to
the protection offs onr,-,Atlimttp coast; and to
the conifierce.or the - Whole- sex-latiiird) bas
• long ago produced - file •iniptessiorenligh the
minds of tka ; flepplis of. the - free States, Ahat
this event cannot be resisted; "and is only de
layed for the opportunity, which, unless lost
to us by each an adventurer as this man
WALKER, is certain to come at an early day.
The sensitiveness of some of the European
Powers on the subject of Cuba has thus far
been the chief obstacle to Its acquisition by
the United States. This feeling has been
kept alive by the hair-bridned and Quixotic
enterprises which have repeatedly fulled, to
tt conquer" it from Spain. Now, the occupa
tion or purchase of Cuba by the United States
cannot be of any real interest to either France.
or England, so long as the settled purpose
of our Government' is known to be, that
when Cuba is yielded by Spain, it must come
to the United States, and that any attempt, on
the part of any other nation, to deprive us of
an island so intensely essential to our protec
tion, and to the interests of our commerce,
and to the welfare of our Union,will be re
sisted to the uttermost.' What Mr. BOOHANAN'S
purpose may be, we know not. We are cer
,tain that public opinion will sustain the peace
ful acquisition of Cuba. We believe the Pre
sident looks to the same end. But we are
equally, confident that the moment any at
tempt is made; by any Eurdpean power,
to take possession of that , Island, no mat..
ter on what- pretext, that attempt will
be opposed by the united sentiment of
the American people, even to the alternative
of war. Let France and England avoid all
meddling with this matter of Cuba, and there
can be no doubt that the American Govern
ment will prevent irresponsible filibusters,
like General Watireii, from controlling it.
In tills way Spain will be left to act for her
self—freed from all those "foreign" influences
at her own court which have thus far pre
vented us from making terms with her; and
she will thus be spared the mortification, and
alarm; and expenditure, growing out of the
expeditions of adventurers and speculators,
who use the American name only to disgrace
that name before the nations.
- One of the most common arguments by
which a diminution of the paper currency and
an enlargement of the specie basis of the
country is opposed, is the assertion that there
is not enough of gold and silver to furnish a
circulating medium. The immense yield of
gold by California and Australia has done much
to answer this objection, but it is still fre
quently urged. That it is perfectly fallacious,
however, Is susceptible of the clearest de
monstration. Few have failed to notice the
great increase in the use of the precious
metals, as articles of ornament or as plate,
which has taken place within the last ten or
twenty years. Tens of thousands of young
men haie their gold watches, although the
period is not very remote when silver ones were
considered rather extravagant tlian otherwise.
Gold breast-pins,' rings, ear-rings, and jew
elry of various sorts, are in possession of almost
every lady. AC immense number of families
daily use silver spoons, many also silver forks,
and quite a large number various articles of
silver plate. The total value of gold and silver
used in this manner in the 'United States must
be very eget. The best statisticians estimate
the whole amount of gold and silver in Europe
and America in 1831 -at 84,500,000,000,
to which there has since been added 81,500,-
000,000; making a total of $6,000,000,360,
of which there is used as currency only about
$2,400,000;000, leaVing 83,600,000,000 to be
used as plate, jewelry, &c. We incline to
think 'that the proportion of the precious
metals used ad currency in this country bears
a greater proportion to the total amount than
in Europe. But it is plain enough that if the
people want a metallic currency, -there is
no material obstacle to prevent them from
obtaining it. , They have but to Will it—to Im.
"press their, will upon the statutes of their
country-7and_the existence of an active and
presistent ilenwta,for,,•goid and silver; will
insure, throUgh' the 'inevitable -operation of
the kill supply. The bound
lesti reso*ea - ,Of our, country the inde
fatigable eworgiett of the" people are
Mich as *PlaCOlit,'"o.ot, 50r66,40'46y, pro.:
ttioy desire; to any
reasonable extent g" and - jf by :resolving to- woe
lereafter Melnik bard and real money instead of
sl4effither ostab)islian actirp
:. .
demand niid arc:actual necessity for specie, they
will get it just as certainly as they can get
anything else in the world. Creation is ran
necked now to' supply them with all °thin arti
cles. No other human production is consi
dered beyond their reach, and their stock of
. _
gOld would just as certainly be increased, not
only by retaining the gold product of Califor
nia, but by importing gold from abroad, as
their stock of any other article they may
determine to have, and are willing to pay a
commanding price for.
A aeries of able articles has lately ap
peared in Hunt's Merchant's Magazine ' written
by AMASA WALMER, late Secretary of State of
Massachusetts, in which the fallacy of the idea
that therel not enough gold and silver to fur
nish sufficient currency, is clearly shown. fie
also lays down, and we think clearly demon
strates, the following propositions
That a paper currency, not based upon , an
equivalent in specie, is, from its nature, fluc
tuating both in quantity and qutslity. That it
affords neither a correct standard of value,
nor a reliable medium of exchange. That, as
aceusequence, It is an uncertain and dangerous
currency, not to be safely relied upon by mer
cantile men or the public generally. That it
deranges the industry of the country, pro
ducing periodical and violent revulsion of
tnide, and numerous and extensive failures. That
it enhances the rate of interest, counteracts
the innuence of protective duties, and retards
the growth of manufactures. That it neither
increases the capital of the country nor makes
money more plenty. That it does not in
crease the real wages of labor ; and that it has
a constant tendency to send specie out of, the
' In support of these , viows maquipteresping
t racts are adduced, and thr!olloWls of
articles Ic t le worthy of perueal! The
remedy Weed Is a of . gradual substitu
tion of a metklllc or value money cur
rency, by first prohibiting, throughout the
entire Uniph, or bank notes under the valhe
o? live dollars, and gradually extending that
prohibition successively to all bills 2ndor
tea, twenty, and twenty-five dollars, and at
last to all bills not based upon an equal amount
of specie in the banks.
A highly-esteemed friend, a naive of Penn
sylvania, and now a citizen of Kansas, says of
WALKER'S rejection of the frauds; "He did
just right. The McGhee fraud elected me;
but I advised him to reject 11"
The step of 6o Constitutional Convention of
Kansas, and the shameless and shameful man
ner ih - which that body seeks to defy and to
cheattbe will of the majority, are shown in the
following article from the Chicago Times :
assembled in Kansas to frame a State Constitution
is in session, and has Craned a largoortion of an
instrument. The committee upon t he subject of
slavery has reported a provision/ which has boon
adopted by the Conventionithough it has yet to be.
voted on as forming part of the whole. We give
the provision entire; it is as follows :
"'Section 1. The Legislature shall have no power
to peas laws for tho emancipation of slaves without
the °mentor their owners, or withqut paying their
owners, previous to their emancipation, a full equi
valent in money for the slaves so emancipated.
They shall have no power to prevent emigrants to
the State from bringing with them such persons as
are deemed slaves by the laws of any one of the
United States, or Territories, so long as any per
son of the same age' or description shall be eon
tinned in slavery by the laws ot this State; provided
that such person or slave be the bona tide property
of such emigrant; and provided, also, that laws may
be passed to prohibit the introduction into this State
of slaves who have committed high crimes in other
States or Territories. They shall have power to pass
laws to permit the owners of slaves to emanoipato
them, saving the rights of creditors, and prevent
ing them from becoming a public charge. They
shall have power to prevent slaves from being
brought Into the State as merchandise, and also to
oblige the owners of slaves to treat them with hu
manity. to provide for them necessary feed and
clothing, to abstain from all injuries to them ex
tending to life and limb; and in ease of their
neglect or refusal to comply with the direction of
such laws, to have such slave er slaves sold for the
benefit of the owner or owners.
"See. 2. In the prosecution of slaves for crimes
of higher grade than petitlarceny, the Legislature
shall haveno power to deprive them of an impsr
tie! trial by a petit jury.
"800. 3. Any person who shall maliciously die•
member or deprive a slave of life shall suffer such
punishment as would be inflicted in me the like
offence had been committed on a free white per
son, and on the like proof, except incase Of insur
rection of such slave
l'Utroa M. Manna, Chairman."
AA there seems to .he no doubt of this provision
becoming a part of the Constitution; and as there
is's majority otthe Convention in fever of submit
ting,the the people for ratification
or rejection, we think there can be hot little doubt
as Meta MOO Mil Constitution heftily tbe Peorde•
.The provision, - as it is repo r ted , Veloitnlars slavery
as existing le galiy and fiset,lll.KanSasi it Pm'
,videtibit - ths Legislature ehellAuit emancipate
*isle slimes now there, or which may hereafter be
brought to the Territory, without compensation to
the owners. These aro Lifting matters oompared
with the next provision, which prohibits the Legis
lature from passing any law for the prevention of
the introdietion of slaves by emigrants to the Ter
This amounts to a perpetual invitation and
protection to the introduotion of slavery into Kan
sas. It is virtually an establishment of slavery
as an institution of the State, not to be disturbed
by any legislative act. -We regard such a proposi
tion as fatal to the Constitution. The people of
Kansas have recently, in a most emphatic manner.
decided that they are in favor of the exclusion of
slavery from Kansas. It is idle for the Convention
to disregard that decision ; they, cannot hope that
the pimple of .Kanaos will accept from such a Con
vention a Constitution making slavery a perpetual
institution over which the people through the Leg
islature can never exercise any control. We say
the fate of that Constitution is already sealed ; the
people of Kansas are in favor—in the proportion
of three to one—of a free State; they want a Con
stitution making Kansas a free State, and they
will vote down any Constitution which does not
clearly establish their expressed will.
Regarding the Constitution, as prepared by this
Convention, as beyond all possibility of adoption,
the question is, What will be done next? Kansas
has a population justifying an admission into the
Union; she has been disturbed for years by the
agitation of the qu estion which can only bo settled
by her admission into the Union, A Convention to
frame a Constitution was called, but the people re
fused 'to participate in the election of delegates;
and a handful of voters elected the handful of men
who compose the present Convention. The free-
State men, had they resorted to the polls, could
have elected a Convention which would have car
ried out the wishes of the people,,and to-day Kan
sas might have a Constitution forever disposing of
the slavery question. That failure to vote in Juno
fast has caused a year's delay. What be
We suppose that upon the meeting of Congress
ah act will be Introduced—enact in the very words
of the Minnesota ad—autheriting a Convention to
form a State Constitution. If that sot be passed
at once, as it should be, Kansas may bo a State
on the first of May next. If no such act be
passed by Congress, or should be delayed, the
present Legislature will provide for a Convention.
At all events, a Constitution ouch as will be accept
able to the people will be prepared and ratified
by the people, and will be presented to Congress
early in the spring. Upon that Constitution thus
ratified and approved by the people, Kansas will
be admitted. The Democratic party stands pledged
to admit Kansas without questioning her decision
on the slavery question. - That decision must be
made by the people, and once perfectly shade, that
decision must be regarded as float.
These men throughout the Union who have so
long and earnestly desired the admission of Kan
sas as a free State mud now see the oonsequenees
of the mad career of Lane and his associates. The
refusal to vote at the election of delegates has
postponed the admission of Kansas, and endan
gered Ler freedom. had these mon voted then,
as they did in October,the State of Kansas would
now be prepared for dmission with a free-State
COnstitution, and a Democratic party in power
pledged to her. admission. She bee now to com
mence where she did in June last, and elect a
Convention in 1857, That might have been elected
in 1856.
Despite the "bard times,"—on which Dickens
has novelised, and Park Benjamin pootlzed,—there
was no lack of public amusements during the past
week. Madame Lola Monter gave three lectures,
all of which were extremely well attended. Their
Merit as compositions was considerable ; their
subject-matter agreeable and oven instructive ;
and, above all, her manner of delivery attractive,
from its simplicity and naturalness. She is the
best lecturer, in point of clear and musical articu
lation, we have ever heard. Her costume also, so
plainly rich, (a white gros de Naples dress, made
high to the neck, with,oollar and sleeves of Lim
erick lace,) was attractive, was you, beautiful,
realising the untranslatable ~s implez mundieime ,
of Horace. She will probably give one more lea
tore bare, at the end of the week, and, in the
moan time, will lecture at Trenton (this evening),
Reading, Lancaster, and Harrisburg. After that
she proceeds to Baltimore, from which place else
goes to Wallington. Su much personal interest
is involved in her lectures, that they aro of a kind
to be popular any where. The educated and Intel
lectual particularly appreciate, because they can
- best understand them.
Madame Pressolfni made her first appearance in
Philadelphia last week, She also made—a dead
failure. In her ease it really was the old Turkish
orY, "In the name of the Prophet—figs I" This
failure, however, Will be useful as a lesson against
ever•pufng. More than two years ago, Mr. Ull
man, when Introducing a nosy prima donna to New
York, took some oredit to himself, in publle adver
tisements, that he had 120 i engaged Madame Fres
solini; whose voice was:worn out. Two years more
wear and tear certainly could not improve that
yoke. Yet it.was passed off on the New Yorkers
as something super -excellent! A fictitious
graphy, in which Vfitlolll romantic adventures were
related, was published in one of the leading deny
journals, and {twat deolared (delicately!) that site
was is ".virgin wife," beautiful as an angel end
amiableas a seraph! The New York pnbile, lite
rally taken in by these and other representations,
applauded her to the, echo, at first, but gradually
dueled. IhniCeemilienced the "Concert-giving ex
The Philadelphia publio, who had boon mono,
tomed to a very charming vocalist, In the person
of Madame Gazzaniga, wore informed, by prelimi
nary puff-notices that Frezzolini was young and
beautiful ; that she had been greatly admired by
the late Emperor of Russia; that ho, with other
potentittes, had presented her with it vast quantity
of almost priceless jewels; that she'tras a groat
favorite at the Court of France; that she was en
intimate terms with the Princess Mathilde (Deud
doff, by marriage ;) and that she really would ap
pear in theldentioal dross which she wore when
last she sung before the Emperor Napoleon. She
came—she was seen—and sho did not conquer. We
pass by the bad taste of ostentatiously emptying
the contents of her jewel box upon her person.
Her diamonds flashed—har notes did not. She
failed, most ostentatiously, in nearly every solo,
and may thank the efficient co-operation of Madame
Strakoseh for getting pretty well through the
duets.. Yet her quality of voice (a high so
prano) originally was good, of its kind—but it
has broken down, as such voices do. It is sheer
folly to point to her European success, during
the last twelve years, and sneer at the Phila
delphians for not endorsing it. We can only
judge as to personal beauty, by what we see ; and
as to vocal ability, by what we hear. Our oyes in
form us that Madame Frezzolini can only resemble
a middle-aged angel, and our ears toll us that her
veins has fallen into imperfection. We judge by
fact and not by tradition—by what is and not by
what has been. In doing so we may form part of
an uncultivated audience, but we judge accurately
nevertheless. Frezzolini's voice, whatever it may
have been when she was a young woman, is good
now only in the middle register. It is harsh and
shrill in the upper, and rough and husky in the
Lower, notes. Her execution, which was said to
be perfection, wanted ease and emoothhess—the
exertion was too apparent. To Madame Patti
Strakosoh, the real attraction, we pay a fair com
pliment in saying that she sang better than Ma
dame Frezzolini. The performances of Thalberg
wore admirable, and Mr. Klotzer, on the violon-•
cello, made a favorable impression. Mr. Vieux
, temps, who was advertised for both concerts, was
indisposed—to attend. He was to have played at
New York on Saturday evening, so that his indis
position could not have . been very great.
At the Academy of Mllbio the last nights of Mr.
Charles Mathews' performance were not very suc
cessful. He is one of the best actors on the Eng
lish stage, though various 'causes have united to
make him less successful here than he was in Now
York and Boston.
Mr. Etchings had a fuller attendance on Satur
day evening, at his benefit, than could have boon
anticipated from—the pressure of the times. liis
personal claims are very considerable. Ile pre
minted a capital bill.
At the Arch street Theatre, (which did not close,
as threatened, on Saturday,) pretty fair business
has been done during the week, and wo suspect
that this would improve if Mr. Wheatley wore
himself to perform more frequently. This evening
he will play Laertes to Mr. Davenport's Hamlet.
which tp not doing justice to himself. In his own
line he should more frequently appear. Mr. Da
venport's benefit is fixed for Friday evening. when
Mr. 1). will make his fleet appearance as Riche
lieu, with Mrs. D. as Tulle de Mortimer.
At the Walnut street Theatre this evening, Mr.
Chanfrau, who continuos popular, will precinct), for
the first time here, a play called " Mese in Cali
fornia." This piece was very taking at Now York
among the class known, more familiarly than clas
sically, as "the b'hoys." Wo dare say it will
draw crowded houses here.
The rival houses of York and Lancaster were
not more diametrically opnosed, than, among our
selves, are the houses of Sanford and Buckley—
the same, yot with a difference. Sanford has a
very fine (Ethiopian) Opera-house in Eleventh
street, above Chestnut. The Buokleys, who have
a beautiful theatrical blind-box in New York,
(built on the site ones occupied by the private
resides= of John Jacob Astor) are playing at the
National Theatre, in Walnut street. At San
ford's—beside some beautiful dancing by the
Sanford children, and an amusing theatrical
performance—there is a ludicrous burlesque on
"The Old Folks Concert," in which ,the whole
body of singers appear in ancient costume.
At Buokleys, whore capital burlesques on
" Lucrezia Borgia" and the Trovatoro" were
played, during the past week, " Somnambula"
will be made fun of this evening, with a concert,
and other performances. The Buokleys aro an
institution" in Now York, and aro fast becoming
so in (his city. Miss Inert, the prima donna
of the troupe, Is au admirable comic actress as
well as a good singer. The Buokleys have not
yet played to even a middling house.
At Thorne - ea Varieties (Fifth and Chestnut
streets) Messrs. Magilton dt Dunbar, the gym
nasts, continue to perform during the prosopt
Lots Monter.tuber New Sphere—Her 'Aare
on Saturday Evening
This widely known woman has now delivered
four looturea in Philadelphia, and to apply the
usual test in such eases—the audiences—she has
made a decided "bit" of it. To use a military
expression, she has carried our oily by storm. This
leoluting fits of hors is certainly the moat praise.
worthy laurel that gems the depict of her hero
ism. Of the foot that she is a heroine there can
be no mistake, although but few would probably
willingly endorse the character of all her con
Of her course and adventures in European coun
tries, the writer of this- who hag never been
there—has no comments to offer, except that
they aro doubtless invested with such a tissue
of extravagant romance. that their truth or un
truth can at beet be but subjects of vague spoon
lotion. But be her antecedents what they may,
her success in her now sphere must be regarded us
a triumph, and that triumph a practical assertion
of the supremacy of nund. If the eccentricity of
marked mental characters bo indicative of genius,
she is certainly entitled to that distinction. To
compare her with this, that, or the other ono of her
sex would be simply to place supposed similarities
in a position to discover their contrast, for no such
similarity exists. The style of her entire being
seems to be peculiar to herself.
That her lectures have had the effect of vindi
cating her former self in this community, can
hardly bo denied; for certainly the number and
respectability of her repeated audiences hould
hardly be tortured into anything oleo than a vo
luntary tribute to merit of some sort; and if the
almost unanimous commendation of her hearers
of the style and the matter of these lectures may
be taken as etjust criterion, their merit is such as
the proudest need not bo ashamed of. That much
of her present success is attributable to the noto
riety which preceded her to this country may well
be admitted ; yet, at the same time, it must also
be admitted, that if curiosity has contributed to
the popularity of these lecture-board perform
ances, surprise and agreeable disappointment have
been no lees their result.
In coming more directly to the merit of then
lectures, it may not be detracting any from the
merits of their author to say that their telling
SWOOPS is quite as much due to the remarkable
manner of the fair lecturer as to the quality of tho
In this respect, Lola Monte% furnishes no un
worthy theme for the student of human nature.
Without going into any philosophical disquisition
"upon the peculiarities of hor mental and physical
oonstitsition, however, it may ho stated tend what
the most casual observer cannot have overlooked)
that there is a density and compactness indicated
in her appearance which few persons possess. Her
temperament is 80 strictly of the mental east as to
banish at a glance emery idea of grossness. Her
brain is massive for one of her size, and prodigious
ly developed in the region of what is prenologteally
denominated the observing, knowing, and know
ledge-seeking organs, giving a sharp prominence
to her brow, that oven overshadows her fall, in
tellectual eye.
Bat, then, there is such a mastery of soul, that
seems to beam from every muscle of her fees.
Indeed, her power of expressing thought and emo
tion through the medium of her facial lineaments
is most extraordinary; adding to this, the silvery
sweetness of her liquid voice, and an exquisite
correctness of articulation that lends a new en.
chantmpent to language itself, and wo have some
clue to the capabilities of Lola Monica being at
tractive in a lecture, no matter what may be her
Her lecture on " Beautiful Women," which she
repented at Musfeal Fund Hall on Saturday even
ing to a full house, is probably her finest effort,
as the theme is one to which she has probably
devoted more attention, practically, than to any
I other.-
Her introduotion to this lecture was brilliant.
entertaining, and we may say instructive, and her
comments upon the standards of beauty in various
countries all over the world gave us a fine illus
tration of her cosmopolitan proclivities and the
uses silo made of her eyes and wits in her extort
sive travels. Her chaste and artistic comments
I upon the various celebrated beauties of Europe,
I and which have already been noticed in Tun
PRESS, were certainly entertaining.
But it was not in her fine lingual portraits of
the Duchess of Sutherland, Lady Blessington, the
Empress Eugenie, or this, that, or other Mehra bid.
beauty, that the (thief merit of her lecture con
sisted, as we conceive, but rather in that noble
sentiment, that seemed to permeate the whole lec
ture, that the only true and enduring beauty of
woman was to be found in those accomplishments
Pat adorn the mind and boort. tier recipe fur
the pr . eieyvation of physical beauty—temperance,
exercise. and cleanliness—were sensible, and it is
to be hoped will, to some extent, be the means of
superseding the artificial cosmetics now so general
ly in use.
There was nothing in the lecture particularly
calculated to enlighten her lady auditors in the
art of making good Wives and mothers, nor did
tills properly come within the scope of her pro
posed theme. It is not likely, either, that she
will ever make these particular departments of
female excellence her subject, us she herself would
probably admit that her own resemblance to any
such domestic model is no more striking than is
I th e jesomblabee between a gentle, wooing dove
and the restless humming-bird, which on constant
wing seals its nectar in a thousand flowers.
But she has only just commenced the lecturing
chapter of her eventful life, and it Is not for yea to
conjecture of so eccentric a female genius as 'hers,
what may yet be the achievements of her future
Senatorial Fraternity.
Hon, William 11. Seward was at Si° Tremont
yesterday, where a large number of gentlemen
called upon him. Senator Douglas, who is step
ping at the Tremont, also paid his respects, and
the railroad convention, in session in the adjoin
ing parlor, invited the two Senators to visit them.
Senator Douglas, In a few brief remarks to the
Convention, passed a glowing tribute to the dig.
tinguished Senator from New glowing
he had
ever found aiding and assisting in every measure
ealoulated to benefit the West, and, except in
polities. more often acting with him in the United
States Senate than otherwise. •
Senator Seward spoke briefly. He thanked the
Members of the Convention for the compliment of
their invitation, and spoke of the importance of
railroads and of the objects which have brought
the Clottireritioti together.—Chicago Touraal,
English Movements and . the Monroe .Ooe
trtur—Crntral American Affairs—Walker's
Invasion unothar Complication of the Dim.
rallies in that Quarter—Fractlonal Rates of
(Correspondence of The Press )
WAstnourow, Nov. 15th, 1857.
It is stated with mush boldness that none of the
grants or contracts made by Costa It ea, respecting
the Tratibit route, are sanctioned by Great Britain,
and that Lord Napier has advised the %varmint
of that State not to make any grants or con
cessions, pending the arrival in Central Ameiloa,
of Sir William Gore Cooley, who is espeetod
immediately in Washington If all this assump
tion by Great Britain be recognised and ac
quiesced in by the United States, what then be
come of our boasted Monroe Doctrine? Shall
England now openly, as she has too long covertly,
guide the destinies of our neighboring Republics,
that her interests may be elevated and our own
depressed ?
I am confident that no questions have more at
tention from the Administration than those in con
troversy between the United States and England
with respect to Central America. There has al
ready been too much by-play, too mush diplomacy,
and too little honesty on the side of England, and
it must be confessed, an entire want of decided
and effective action on the part of our own Govern
ment. Mr. Buohanan is certainly familiar with
the subject in all its bearings, and now that he
holds power hero it is not at all improbable that
ho will begin anew with the negotiations, and at
once take firm American ground.
Tho organized invasion of Nicaragua by Walker
embarrasses the Administration. The officials of
the Government in the section from which Walk
er's force sailed are no doubt deserving of cen
sure for permitting his escape. If they bad beep
only ordinarily vigilant, they could have stayed
this filibuster movement. They had been fully,
empowered in the premises. Orders of is el:4lpm'
homely() and pointed character were transmitted to
them by Mr. Buchanan at an early day, having In
view the amplest performance of our treaty stipu
lations. Their violation is, I have no doubt, a
great annoyance to him and to his Cabinet.
Effort will be made to intercept the expedition,
and the hope now is that it may be successful.
War threatened between Costa Rica on one side
and Nicaragua, San Salvador, and Honduras on
the other. Walker then stopped in. Query—
What will be the next change in the kaleidoscope
of political affairs in that quarter? Will another
alliance be formed of all these States against the
invader, leaving domestic questions for subsequent
determination, or will one of the more ambitious
join him for mutual acquisition of territory?
Time, I think, can alone answer.
The postmaster at Hartford, Connectiout, has
addressed the Postmaster General, calling atten
tion to the anomalous condition of the rates of
postage on regular newspapers and periodicals;
the table of regulations skewing nineteen fractional
rates, and every rate being fractional on the list
of newspapers and periodicals not exceeding
1/ oz. In weight, circulated in the States
where published ; thus presenting the singular
discrepancy of a number of rates of postage ro•
quiring the payment of sums unknown to our
currency ; Government at the same time de
manding fractional postage and repudiating
fractional coins. It is found absolutely impossible
for the subscriber to pay, or the postmaster to re
ceive, the exact sum required by the Government;
and it is suggested that a tariff of speoltie rates,
discarding all fractions, would be in correspond
ence with our currency, and would require no im
possibilities on the pert of those who have postage
to pay. X. Y.
Freshet in the Susquehanna—The Military Con.
vention—Commtssioners to Investigate the
Condition of the Bank of Pennsylvan ia—That
Amendment to the Constitution.
[Correspondence of The Prose
HAnittenuno, Nov. 12, 1857.
For the past thirty-six hours the Susque
hanna et this point has risen with great ra
pidity, and attained, at the present time of
writing, an unusual depth. This is the second
freshet this fall, yet all without carrying one
foot of lumber to market. Last season nearly
fifty millions of boards, shingles, and timber,
passed Harrisburg for a market in the Chesa
peake and Delaware; this aeason,not ono foot.
Could we have any better illustration of the
tightness of the money market?
The Military Convention, which was to have
come off here on Monday last, proved to be a
complete failure, not ono representative of
those who are said to be «sudden and quick
in quarrel" being present, save and except
General J. Sidney Jones, of Delaware, and he
is only aic carpet warrior." One cannot help
deploring the decay of the ancient military
spirit—that cheap:ilefence.of nations--which
used to animate our countrymen in ditys gone
by, when, if no better implement offered, the
patriot thirsting for glory would appear upon
parade armed with a cornstalk, and march to
the stirring music of the kettle-drum.
You have the Pyrrhic dance as yet,
' Whore is the Pyrrhic idi.ats».s gone?
Governor Pollock has appointed Judge
James T. Hale, of Bellefonte, Hon. Eli Slifer,
of Union county, and Hon. Jacob C. Bomber
ger, of Harrisburg, commissioners to examine
the condition of the Bank of Pennsylvania,
agreeably to the provisions of the act of As
sembly of the 13th October, 1857. Their
commissions will date from Tuesday, the 17th,
I was surprised to see in THE PRESS of the
10th inst., a rather but criticism, in a commu
nication, on that paragraph in a late letter of
mine which referred to the recently elected
Judges of the Supreme Court; and the more
so, inasmuch as there was no intention in the
aforementioned letter to reflect either on the
provision in the Constitution making the judici
ary elective, or on "The Author of the Amend
ment," That amendment is so loosely worded,
has been productive of so much inconvenience
—having, indeed, received the benefit of ex
planatory acts of Legislature and unliteral con
structions of the Supreme court to make it
operate at all—that I am not astonished the
"author" should feel sensitive when reference
is made to any of its shortcomings, but not
a little amazed that he should boast of its pa
ternity. Let us consider a few of them.
1. If a judge dies or resigns less than three
months before a general election, the Governor
is compelled to issue to the appointee two
Commissions—one bearing date from the time
of his appointment until the following first
Monday in December, and the other for one
year from the latter point of time. This was
the case with the Hon. Henry D. Maxwell,
who was nominated to fill the vacancy in the
third judicial district, caused by the death of
Judge McCartney on the 15th of July, 1856.
2. According to '• a literal construction,"
there is no chiefjustico this year, for six days,
and a similar interregnum is likely to occur
again as often as the terms of• the chief justices
expire. Judge Lewis it as sworn in on the first
Monday of December, Oho Ist,) 1851, to servo
for six years, which would expire with the
first of December, 1857, although the first
Monday of December does not come this year
until the seventh day of the month. See
Judge Woodward's decision in Pittsburgh, a
few days ago, by which ho added one week to
Judge Lewis's term of office, by departing, as
lie expressly says ho is compelled to, from the
literal meaning of the amendment.
3. The evident intention of this amendment
was to have a Supreme Judge elected trien
nially and have each member of the court in
turn servo as Chief Justice, by which expe
rience would at least be secured to that officer.
But all this is defeated—to use the words of
Hon. James M. Porter—by the slovenly
wording." It is not to be supposed, either,
that after the year 1811 It was intended the
whele bench should be chosen at a single
election. Yet this is a contingency that may,
nay must arrive. This year we have elected
two upon ono day, and six years have only
elapsed under the new order of things; and
the date of the expiration of none of their
commissions is three years apart. Judge
Black was Chief Justice three years, Lewis
three years, Lowrie will be for six years,
Woodward for four years, Knox for one year,
and it depends upon chance whether Thomp
son or Strong is for the last four years of their
terms. It is easy to imagine the time 101011
all their commissions will expire simulta
neously—when the five grave men elect will
meet in a room and toss up a penny to decide
who will be Chief Justice not for three, but for
fifteen years.
It is true that when the terms of any two or
more judges expire on the same day, they can
decide among themselves who will preside for
their entire terms.. I plead guilty, therefore,
of having written rather loosely in my letter
of the 4th, inst., for I did not expect to be
criticised by "The Author of the Amend
ment." But I submit whether my language
is as (‘ slovenly" as that amendment to the
Constitution ; and I am sure it will not require
a decision of the Supreme Court and two acts
of Assembly to make sense out of it. 31.
From a letter, post-marked " Dublin, November
3, 1857," we take the follotving oxtraot, not doubt
ing but every word is strictly true, as It is written
Ly an honest, truth-loving fanner "I em tired
In my present situation, and unless some of you,
my children, cone home and assist me, I will not
hold the farm much longer, for when I pay ser
vants and get my work all done, and rent and all
losses attending the land, it is too much for the to
hold on. I desire very much to hear from you,
my children, what you all advise me to do. Per
haps you have forgotten old Ireland, and never
intend to visit it more. Indeed, it is not ninth
wonder you would not, for Ireland is not mesh
violier than over it was, as we have had a very dry
summer and light corn [wheat] orops, and a
blight on our potato crop. Our young mon are
taken off to fill the ranks of the army, and our
beef, bacon, and butter taken away to support
them ; so wo aro left with the refuse of the boys
for servants, and the refuse of the crops for pro
visions, and this makes wages very high, and ser
vants hard to maintain."
ING.—Bee TISOIfAS SG Bose' advertisements and
pamphlet catalogues,
Her News received at St. John's per the "As.
'iodated Press" Yacht.
Resignation of the Belgian Ministry.
The Lauueh of the Great Ilaslern a Failure
5400,000 IN SPECIE
Consols 89ia891 for Monty-90} for Account
ST. Joints, N. F., Nov. 14—Evening.—The Uni
ted States mail steamship Ariel, which left South
ampton on the fist instant, passed off Cape Race
last night.
The news yacht of the Associated Press, which
was stationed ton miles duo south of the Cape, re
ceived the news parcel prepared for the Press, and
brought it direct to this' station—by this means
anticipating the arrival of the steamer at New
York by some days.
Owing to an interruption of the wires on the
New York and Newfoundland line, the transmis
sion of the nowe has been delayed.
Her advices aro four days later than those fur
nished by the steamer Arabia at New York.
The Ariel has on board $400,000 in specie, con
signed to the United States.
The launch of the monster steamer, the Great
'Eastern, had proven a failure.
The Belgian Ministry had resigned.
The King of Prussia's health continued to im
The Arlel brings nothing later from India than
furnished by the Arabia.
LONDON MONEY MARKET, Nov. 4.—Consols close
at 891a89f for money, and 90} for account. French
threes at Unger. The money market is depressed.
continues dull, with a declining tendency on all
qualities. The sake for three days amount to
.15,500 bales.
ket for Wheat has an advancing tendency.
Corn closed dull, and all qualities had suffered
a slight decline.
Richardson, Spence b Co.'s and others circulars
report Flour dull but steady. Wheat buoyant,
with an advance of 2d in fine qualities, while info.
riot qualities were almost unsaleably ; red quoted
at 6s Bdtt7s Bd ; white at 7s 3daBs 3d. Mixed and
white Corn quoted at 40a415, a decline of Mats.
Higgand, Athya, .1. Co.'s Circular reports Flour
dull and 6dals lower.
dull ; Lard heavy at 68s. ; Tallow nominally
quoted at 40. 3d.
kat closed firm. •
MmteunsvenMAßKETS.—The advices from Man
chester continued of an unfavorable character.
The Leeds and Huddersfield markets are dull.
The steamer Niagara arrived out on the let inst.,
bringing Anlerican dates to the 21st ult.
By' the Steamer Granada. from Havana, at
New Orleans
Banishment of European Residents from
INDIANS, &c., &c.
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 15-9 o'olock P. M.—The
steamer Granada's mails have just been received.
The Granada has been detained at quarantine
since her arrival, on account of the yellow fever
The steamer St. Louis, which sailed from Havana
on the 10th instant, takes forward over a million
of dollars.
The news from California is unimportant.
The mining operations continued of an oncour
aging character.
The Vigilance Committee have revoked the pen
allies attached to their sentence of banishment.
An arrival from the Plains brings the informa
tion that between tho 10th and 12th of September,
a train consisting of a hundred persons had been
attacked by the Indians, and all had been slain
with the exception of a few children, who were
sold to the Mormons. It was generally believed
that the Mormons were at the bottom of the affair.
An arrival from China states that all tho Europe•
an reside-eta at Ningpo were baniebod oa the Ath
of August.
Tho San Francisco markets were generally quiet
and there are no important changes to note.
No arrival from AtNatio ports reported
Special Methodist Conference—The Slavery
CINCINNATI, Nov. 14.—A special convention of
delegates from the various annual conferences of
the Methodist Protestant Church, North and West,
has been in sessian here for several days.
No important action was taken until yesterday,
when the following preamble nod resolution, re
ported by a committee, were adopted, viz :
Wittaines, We have received satisfactory infor
mation that an entire freedom of discussion on the
subjeot of slavery cannot be enjoyed in Lynchburg ;
And whereat, We do not fool under obligations to
meet our Southern brethren • upon other ground'
than terms of equality : Therefore—
/less/old, That it is inexpedient, as well as un•
necessary, for the representatives of the North and
West to attend the General Conference to be held
at Lynchburg, with a view to secure a redress of
grievances which we suffer.
At the afternoon session a memorial was drawn
up, addressed to the General Conference; which,
among other things, says : " It is our earnest de
sire to perpetuate a union with the General Asso
ciation, but we must, in Christian frankness, state
that insuperable impediments prevent the continu
ance of that union ; that the traffic with slaves,
and the voluntary holding of slaves, conflicts with
the rights of humanity, and we regard it es our
bounden duty, as ministers and members of the
church, to oppose the said practice, and have do
terusined that the word white ' shall be struck
from our constitution."
The memorial was adopted. The Convention
will probably adjourn to-day.
Front Kansas
Sr. Louts, November 11.—The Lecompton cor
respondent of the Republican says the Constitu
tional Convention adjourned on the 7th inst. A
Provisional Government, with General Calhoun as
Governor, was framed, to go into operation imme
diately. The Convention passed a separate clause,
sanctioning slavery, which, as stated by the cur
respondent alluded to, will bo the only section
submitted to the people. It is thought to be the
design to got the Constitution accepted by , Con
gross, prior to the assembling of the Territorial
Legislature. Governor Walker had been appealed
to to convene an extra 81333i011 of the Legislature
to meet the contingency. Tho apportionment of
the State provides for forty-five Representatives
and fifteen Senators.
The Missouri Legislature
Sr. LOUIS, Nov. 14.—The bill to logaliso a tax
to sustain the credit of tho State was defeated
in the House yesterday by a majority of 30
Election of U. S. Senators from Texas.
Now ORLEANS, Nov. 14.—The Legislature of
Texas has elected J. Pinckney Henderson and J.
W. Hemphill to the United States Senate, in
place of General Thomas J. Rusk, deceased, and
General Samuel Houston, whose torus expires in
Explosion of n kilennt-Tug—Elp,ht Persons
DETROIT, Nov. 14.—The boiler of the steam-tug
Noah P. Sprague, of Buffalo, exploded while in
the river opposite this city, this afternoon, and the
vessel instantly sank. The crow consisted of ton
persons, eight of whom were instantly killed. The
captain and first engineer escaped with severe but
not fatal injuries.
The barque Sunshine, which she had alongside,
towing, was completely riddled in her rigging, but
no one on board was injured. The rause of tho ex
plosion has not yet been ascertained.
Sentence of Criminal.
LONDON, C. IV., Nov. I.4.—Thomas Craig, who
was convicted of altering the date of a pie
missory note, and passing the same, thereby de
frauding the disueunter, has been sentenced to
four years' imprisonment in the penitentiary.
J. F. Manby, a station master on the Oreat
Western Railroad, wee convicted of wrongly al
lowing an express train to pass, and so (musing a
collision, and was tined only $3O by the court, as
a petition in his favor, largely and respectably
signed, bad boon received.
Burning of the Fort Edward Blast Furnace.
FORT EDWARD. Nov. it —About 6 o'olook this
morning the Fort Edward Blast Furnace was die•
covered to bo on fire, and soon after the whole
building was destroyed. Through the efforts of
the fireman, the machinery was mostly saved.
Tho lees is about $3,000. The building was in
sured. •
Accident to the Steamer Philadelphia
Amman. Nov. 14.—The steamer Philadelphia
loft Havana on the 9th, and yesterday arrived at
Charleston bar, having root with an aooldont to
her machinery. She oneountered a heavy gale off
the coast of Florida on the lUth inst., and, on the
13th, broke the shaft and cross-head of her port
litonti,u, Nov. 14.—Cotton—Sales of the week
9,000 bales; nominal receipts, 13,600; stock in
port, 34 1 900 bales.
NEW UNLEANS, November 14.—There is more
than usual activity in the Cotton market today,
the sales amounting to 9,000 bales at 11101 le for
middlings. Sugar commands 0.1a510. Molasses
22c. Sterling Exchange ranges from 95 to par,
and bills on New York mU et h.
711 E CITY.
•DOVN Gaellet''..—" Married Bachelor."
AND WALNUT STREETS.—c. Mose la Oalifornla"—" Nor
elty"—‘, Lire in Danger."
—Buckley's Opera Troupe.
Oussenue.—Ethloplau Life Illustrated , concluding with
a laughable afterpleco.
"Coneert"—" Gymnastic Feats," acc.
Dedication of the New ..6'r mory of the Na
tional Guards.—Wo have already given in Toe
PRESS an account of the extensive arrangements
which have been made for the dedication of th e
splendid armory of the National Guards, on the
south side of Race street, below Sixth, which is to
take place to-day.
The armory of the Guards is much the moat
splendid building of .the kind. in the Union. The
corner-stone was laid ou the 7th of September,
1850, and since that time the work has progressed
steadily, great care being taken to render the
building firm and substantial. Tho walls are
twenty-two inches in thickness, and the interior
work, as well as the exterior, has boon handsomely
and permanently done under the superintendence
of the architect, Mr. Edwin F. Durang.
The first story of the front on Race street is of
iron, the pilasters being ornamented with Roman
fasces, with u broken entablature. Tho remaining
two stories are of premed briefs, with the pilasters
running up to the main cornice, the whole crowned
with a circular pediment, having a riobly brack
eted cornice, projecting four foot with a key -atone
seven feet high.
The balcony is on a level with,the armory saloon,
projecting four feet, and supported by four rich
brackets. The windows are circular hooded, fin
ished with marble keystones. There are two stores,
one on each side of the main entrance. The entire
front is surmounted by an observatory. The build
ing at the rear, on Cresson street, is four stories
high. •
The first floor is appropriated to stores, janitor's
room, dressing-room. ticket-office, de., do.
The grand saloon, on the second floor, is sixty
feet wide by one hundred and thirty deep. The walls
are divided into panels by the pilasters, which
support the girders of the armory floor, which are
ornamented with emblematic devises. The panels
are decorated with heraldic escutcheons, and sur
mounted with eiroularcornices bearing the gait fix
tures; the burners are arranged in graceful curves,
thus varying from the usual straight stiff lines.
The ceiling is twentyyseven feet high, of segment
or arched form, drab and blue; the walls, ceiling,
and fyrnituro harmonize in color, being in red,
white, and blue. There are crimson stuffed seats,
with iron uprights and walnut backs, placed on
platforms on each side of the room. The settees
are crimson and gold
The floors are secret nailed, making the floor
smooth, and admirably adapted for dancing pun
poses. The orchestra is of a circular form with a
concave ceiling over it. The stage, orchestra, and
the retiring rooms attached to it, are at the south
end of the apartment. The stage can be removed
when dancing requires the full space. This saloon
will seat two thousand persons.
Ventilation is secured by means of twenty flues,
through the walls and in the cornice; also, by
three immense openings in the ceiling. The heat
ing is accomplished by means of four large regis
Tho entire third story is appropriated to the use
of the company. The armory saloon on this floor
is a splendid and unique apartment.
The walls are tinted in imitation of granite.
The vaulted ceiling is twenty-two feet high, ern
panelled in ton divisions, which are painted In
fresco in colors of drab and blue, in unity with the
company's uniform. Its rafters are ornamented
with bosses, from each of which two ohandeliers
aro hung.
The musket racks and olosets are surmounted
with embattled 'cornices. There aro seventeen
musket ranks, each containing twelve muskets.
There aro closets for the accommodation of the
equipments of two hundred men, and each mem
ber has his name on a silverplate attached to his
closet At the south end of the room is an au
dience gallery, which will afford spectators a vary
favorable opportunity of witnessing the evolutions
of the company or the dancing when the upper
room is used for ball purposes.
There are also apartments in the upper part of
the building which are to be appropriated to va
rious purposes, such as libraiy, general meeting
room, committee-room, Tho building is sur
mounted by an observatory, upon which there is a
lofty flag-staff.
There will ho a splendid military parade this
afternoon, on the occasion of the dedication of the
Armory. Tho First and Second Brigades, under
.command of Generals Cadwalader and Miles, wilt
parade. The in-door exercises will include an
oration by John W. Forney.
Meeting of Bread-Bakers.—An adjourned
meeting of the bread-bakers of the city was held
on Saturday evening, at the Globe hotel. Mr.
Allcorn was called to the chair.
The report of the committee to draft a constitu
tion was received. The title of the aasooiation is
The Bread-Bakers' Association." A clause in it
forms a "Protective Committee" to reply to
attacks made in the publio papers upon the ba
kers, relative to the size of the loaves, the profits
on flour, the foreign ingredients used, and other
slanderous reports, such as calling bakers tools
and knaves.
Another clause pledges all bakers to refuse to
serve any person with bread who may be indebted
to a baker for bread received but not paid for.
The names of all delinquents to be put in a
" black book."
Mr. Moue spoke or the necessity which had
existed, in the high price of flour, for mnk lag the
loaves smaller. Customers felt aggrieved, and
were anxious to pitch into somebody ; and the ba
kers, generally, naught it. People said the loaves
were small, •amid so they wore," continued the
speaker. When lonves were increased In size be•
cause flour got down, people refused to see the in-
Mr. Oharlos Wood was in favor of the arrange
ment, and ho wanted a "black book" kept in
every ward. Mr. Morse made Ewe remarks about
the necessity of protecting the trade against per
sons who never pay ; it was not the intention of
the drafters of the constitution to refuse to serve
persons who wore merely dilatory in their pay•
monis. The chairman sold the bakers had done a
groat deal of good dating the pinching times by
supplying worthy people with broad who aro una
ble to pay cash for it.
Tho constitution, as reported by the committee,
was adopted without amendment. The persons
present then proceeded to sign the constitution,
and the mooting adjourned
The Will of the late Mrs. Dr. Ruth.—We
learn that the last will and testament of Mrs.
Phoebe Ann Rush is comprised in about three-and
a-half pages of foolscap paper, the substance be
ing a reference to and confirmation of a certain
paper made between Phoebe Ann Rush, James
Rush, and floury J. Williams, on the 31st of De•
comber, IS4
The instrument referred to was recorded in Deed
Book, R. L. L., on the 17th day of May, 1815, bear
ing date as above, and describes the estates, real
and personal. of Mrs. Rush, together with the con
ditions of certain trusts to the said Henry J. Wil
liams, and declares that they shall remain hers
during her life, and in ease of the 'death of Dr.
Rush; but, in ease the said khcebe Ann Rush
shall depart this life before her husband, the
said James Rush, her surviving, without leav
ing any last wilt and testament provided then
to have and hold or to convey and assume the
said estates real and personal, hold ae afore
said under the trusts heroin declared to and for
the solo use end beboof of the said JULIWS Rush,
party hereto, his heirs, executors, administrators,
and assigns, for his and their solo behoof, and it is
hereby expressly covenanted and agreed that it
shall and may be lawful for the said trustee or
trustees to, by and with the consent of the said
Bhmbo Ann Rush, or any other person or persons,
their attorney or attorney, with power of substiju
tion, to have and to hold and to convey tho estates
herein before mentioned,"
The above is the substance of the document,
which occupies several pages of the deed book. it
was sealed anti delivered in the presence of A. D.
Cash and Joel Cook, witnesses ; Joel Cook, Alder
The effect of this is to make Dr. Rush the sole
nod absolute legatee of his late wife. The estate
is estimated at OLIO million of dollars.
The First Snou' of the Season.—About noon
on Saturday there was a lively sprinkling of snow
for several minutes. A white spot from the clouds
above was upon a little flower—the winter's threat
fell upon a lovely child of summer. Many who
watched the descending snow flakes no doubt
thought of the coming on of winter, with his thou
sand terrors, and reflected that ere long the cold
winds would whistle among the naked branches of
the trees, where but a little while agono the geni
al zephyrs softly played among the green boughs.
Impatient ones Bill grow testier, as every fresh
blest goes by, and fashionable people think that
the days of Newport, Niagara, Saratoga, and the
tour of Europe. are about as distant as the Mil
lennium. The invalid will sigh for the calm and
balmy hours which come with the rose and grain
covered fields, and long for the anthem of the fea
thered choir, giving book the music of a thousand
rills. Let tit winter chill our sympathy—for in
the coming inclement season there will be thou
sands of appeals from the deserving poor, which
must be promptly heeded. Lot those bowed down
by poverty be not disheartened at the prospect,
for winter does not last always: Summer will
come again, with its bright warm days, not be
cause the almanac says so—but even as the leaden
clouds darken above, a more truthful reminder
will be around. Tito gross will say so, too. The
grass—nature's common blessing—in the season of
th i s protracted barrenness of earth, has a most
cheering and heart-soothing mission; for it is
courier of the promise of eternal love that " seed
time and harvest shall never fail."
The Dry Goods Business in our city, as
usual, is dull at this boa sou of the year, but the
present stagnation of business exceeds that of any
previous period. There bus been little alteration
in prices, however.
In usual times the spring business generally
commences in February and March, when specu
lators are active, and in April the dealers are
obliged to supply themselves with n stock of spring
goods. Most of the manufacturers will, probably,
be able to resume business operations by New Year.
We understand that most of the houseseonnected
with the trade, which have suffered suspension,
have agreed with their creditors upon paying six
months legal interest on their liabilities. Those
)louses which leave been able to withstand the
crisis, thus far, and passed over the Fourth of No
vember without protest, aro aide to rest in their
financial exertions for a time, their next notes,
which do not fall due until May, being antici
pated by the reoutoption of speoio payments by the
Hospital Cases.—Peter Quin, aged 24 years,
was badly injured by falling down the hold of a
vessel, lying at her wharf near Arch street. lie
was a xtoYedore.
Patrick Keeley, aged 51 years, had his right
arm injured by being caught in the machinery of
an envelope establishment Fifth atreet, below
John Maloney, aged 8 years, had his right arm
fractured M Front and Catharine streets, by a fall,
A colored woman, named Catharine Smith,
while quarreling with her husband, at Seventh and
St. Mary streets, bad her bead badly cut. These
persons were admitted to the Pennsylvania Hospi
tal on Saturday afternoon.
The value of the exports front PhiLadelphia
to foreign ports during the past week, was $102,.
410. 7110 foreign goods Imported at this port last
week were valued at $274,590. The total value of
the imports since January Ist is $10,979,158.
Lieut.. General Winfield Scott, who is now
in the city, takes part in the dedicatory services
to-day, at the new armory of the National Guards.
Vestels in Fort.—Thero were in port yes
terday, ono steamship, eighteen ships, twenty
barques, ton brigs, and ten eohooners.
Attempted Murder of a Policeman.—Yes
terday morning about one o'clock, Officer Camp
bell, of the Seventeenth ward, arrested a man
named Patrick McQuaid, in Cadwallader street,
above Master, on the charge of being drunk and
disorderly. When in the not of starling for the
station house, the prisoner took Rom his pocket a
knife, with which he attacked the officer, Inflict
ing upon bi, person a number of wounds, some of
which will prove of the most serious chgracter.
The officer received several cuts upon his left
hand, one upon his right hand, a stab upon
his head, and a gash about two inches In
length across his throat. McQuaid was finally
captured, and locked up. Ife had a bearing at
the Central station before Alderman Erma, and
was committed in default of 55,000 bail to answer
at court.
John Bradley, who accompanied McQuaid, and
attempted to rescue him (rain the officer, was also
arrested, and bald in $6OO bail by Mdormar. Dev
lin to answer at court.
Military Presentation—This evening the
"Minute Men of 'is," Captain Berry, will make
a handsome parade upon the occasion of the pre
sentation of a superb gilt frame, intended for
Colonel Creager, as n token of esteem for acts of
courtesy received at his bands. The frame, which
is four feet four inches high, and three feet two
inches wide, is richly embellished with superb
scroll work. At the top of this gift Is the Ame
rican Eagle, with muskets, cannon. swords, Ao., in
close proxltdity. At the bottom are two cannon
with piles of round shot. At each side are tents,
in front of which are stationed " Minute Men "
This beautiful frame was made by Thomas 11.
Petro, Fifth street, below Chestnut.
Receipts into the City Treasury for One Week
City tax State tax
Nov 9 $8,604 13 $726 98
" 10 4 200 43 862 04
" 11 2,918 70 490 13
" 1, 2 4,841 48 1,120 12
~ 13 5.024 02 778 76
. 14 3,509 73 525 25
For the week
$26,967 49 $4,509 28
Whole amount colleoted—
City tax.. —51.418,558 12 State tax.. 5253,238 13
The Commonwealth Bank.—The stockhold
ers of the Commonwealth Bank will meet at the
banking-house, Chestnut street. above Fourth, to
day, for the purpose of electing thirteen directors.
A vote will also be taken upon the act providing
for the resumption of specie payments by the
banks, and for the relief of debtors, as approve&
on the.l3th of October.
Attempt to Rob.—At half-past two o'clock
yesterday morning, the grocery store of Mr. Saml.
ROSS, at the southwest corner of Second and Brown,
streets, was broken into by three men. They be
came alarmed at the appearance of Officer Schnell
man, of the Eleventh ward, and made their escape
without carrying off anything.
Coroner's Cuses.—Coroner Fenner held an
inquest yesterday on the body of a woman named
Stuffier, who died suddenly at No. 626, Lombard
street, and on the body of a man mimed James
Bogner. who died suddenly in the afternoon at the
Philadelphia College, Fifth and Adelphi streets.
.4 thief broke into the granary of Professor
Saunders, at the West Philadelphia Institute, du,
ring Saturday night, and stole therefrom a large
Quantity of corn and oats A liberal reward has
been offered for his detection.
Fire at Eighth and Dickerson Streels.—At
eight o'clock last evening some cow stables, at
Eighth and Dickerson streets, wore set 012 tire and
partial, destroyed. They were owned by ;Sirs.
Mary McLaughlin. Lou $l5O.
The Ships Philadelphia, Capt. Poole, and
Tuscarora, Capt. Dunlevy,arrived on Saturday from
Liverpool with large and valuable cargoes of mer
chandise. The former brought thirty, and the
latter three hundred and twentt-two passengers..
• Run Over.—A lad, named M. P. Young,
was run over near the Moyamensing prison yester
dal afternoon by the suction engine of the Vigilant
Fire Company.
Slight Fire.—Last evening an alarm of fire
was occasioned hy the alight burning of a dwelling
at No. 121 Ilelfrir alley, in the second district.
There were fifty-eight lodgers in the Seven
teenth ward station-house on Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA, November 14, 1357
The sales at the stork board show a rapid rise in
every kind of stocks since we touched the bottom
of our pecuniary difficulties and the times began
to mend, and the upward movement has been not
a little accelerated by the favorable news from
Europe. Every description of stock, as will be seen
by our report of sales, is advancing in price, while
the Into bears have become bulls; and, seeing
every security at so low an ebb, are buying largely
to avail themselves of the inevitable rise.
The hoarded money of those who gave way to
their fears during the panic is coming forth from
hiding, and seeking for profitable investment, and
the rates for money on the street are rapidly cow,
ing down, and the transactions increasing in
amount. The notaries harp reached about the end
of their extraordinary harvest, and the note
brokers no longer see day after day pass without
making enough of brokerage to pay for their
The weekly statement of the Providence banks,
on the 9th, shows a decrease in circulation of
$7,316 75; increase of deposits, $102,852.14; in
crease of debts to other banks. 540,514.08 ; in loans,
$72,512.80; in specie, $4,782.47; in bills of other
banks, $33,222.43; of deposits in other banks,
$14,676.89. •
The following is a statement cf Imports of For
eign Dry Goods at New York, for the week, and
since January lot:
Entered at the Port for the week $614,604
Thrown on the Market " 179,930
Entered at the Port since Jan. 1 66,790,043
Thrown on the Market " 79,553,874
The Miners' Jolernal of Saturday sums up the
coal trade of the past week as follows :
1858. 1557. Lou. Gain
Scbuylkal—rallroad.„ .38,519 33,187 5,332
canal 37,910 41,220 , .
Lehigh—railroad 4,879 10,097
canal 0 8,964 24,573 4,391
Del and Hudson Canal .14,371 10,903
Penna. Goal tioutpany..2l,3o3 8,513 12,715
Scranton, South 3,386 947 2,419
149,312 125,5. 24,857 11,068
135,521 11,068
Dec. for week, tons— 13.791 13,791
" We learn from every direction that the markets
are short of coal, compared with the same period
last year, and there is every prospect that the pre
sent demand for coal will continue until the close
of canal navigation. We also anticipate a fair de
mand for coal by the railroads during the winter
season, should the weather prove milder than last
winter, and shipments can be made to the East
during the winter months."
November 14, Um
Reported by R. Manly, Jr., Stork Broter, No
80} Walnut greet.
2950 Leh Val AU 05h.62 I 50 Reading R...cae1i.333(
1000 City Gas 6s 01d.90 I 94 N Penn R....10t5. OX
6000 City 6s 10t5.84 115 Scbuyl Nay p14...15,1i
3000 do ...aswa.B4 60 do 15+§
2000 C&A R 53'62....62 88 do 15%
1000 do 6a'75....t7 12 Llarrieburg It Ms
1000 Han Coal Co 61.80 10 do lots.51)0
1000 Penn Coup 55...85 25 Schuyl Nar 84
4000 City R6l Its PR 84Ii ZI Peon R 37
14,75 Chee&Det Cl 65.00 8 Lehigh Scrip. 35
14.75 do 60 15 Machin R 57
151 Reading 11..10ta.20S 20 Cam&Arnb R 90
200 do cash 10te.2014 2N Am Jas....lots. 9
50 do Its 5ba1u.2054 9By Meadow It 54%
50 do .5.5 &int.'ai% 200 Long Isl R...10t5.
100 do 4.29% 50 do cash. 9%
100 do 20%
200 L I R..s.iwn lots. 9%
1000 C&A R 61110....07
10 Penult 313 i
600 City It 68 844;
400 du 84 t i •
00 do 84 '
1000 Cattaw 117 s 42
1000 Alleg Co tte..a v .40S
200 City 64
20 Reading E
50 do .... b3irn .20
29 do toy
20 do
42 do 05.20
Biel. Asked
'lO Reuling 11
10 Penn R 37
35 do 38
5 do 34
12 Schuyl pfd 16
20 do 16
63 do 16
10 51orris Canal pfd.9o
4 Lehigh Fcrip 35
100 Harlem 11 4N
Bid. Asked.
N 6a'B2 prof 15:4 161(
Wrasp't lc Sim R 7 12
do let mart 7's 60 62,5
do do 2dln 60 6.1
Long Island.... 9% 9%
Vicksburg OS
Girard Bank
Lehigh Zinc 1
Union Canal 9 9N
New Creek
Catam is. It R... 7 .5‘ 8
Piaßacial 6'9. 84 84
4• RR.... S 4 84x
New....90X 91}(
Penney'', 5'5....82 Si 83
Reeding R 197 i 20
do Bond. '7065
do 51 6'5,'44 81
Penns RR 17 X 3.3 g
lorrinennl Con 40 42x
Ram N 6.s 82.... 57 111 x
stock. 9 9
100 Reading It 19%
100 do 55wn.19%
150 do e5wn.19%
100 Reeding R..55en0.19%
Reading closes 0b0ut..191
SATURDAY EVENING, Nov. 14.—1 n Cotton the
transactions continue of a very meagre character,
there being but little here, and little or none
The Flour market has undergone no marked
change; the receipts and stock are moderate, and
holderofirm in their demands; there is a fair ex
port demand, and further sales of 1,500 bids were
made at $5,571 perbbl forgood superfine, and $3.50
a 55.621 for extra, chiefly at the latter rate, includ
ing 400 bbls Jenny Lind extra at $4 75, on time.
There is a-steady inquiry fur the supply of the re
tailers and bakers within the range of these figures'
for common and extra brands, and Si to 58 for
fancy. . .
Rio FLOrlt i abut little inquired for; we quote,
in the absence of sales, at $4 50.
Cons 311:at, is more quiet, 100 bbls Penna. sold
at 53.25 per bbl.
There is lees inquiryyfoi wheat, and with increas
ing supplies prices favor buyers. Sales of 2.500
bushels at $1.23a51.211 per bushel for good and
fine red, and $1.35 for prime nuthern white. Rye
sells on arrival at 73a750. Corn is in good request
at the late advance, and further sales of 4,000a
-5,000 bushels yellow were made at 80e for old, and
56a600 for now, including 400 bushels white at
the latter figure. Oats are lc higher ; 2,400 bushels
good Delaware brought 33534 e per bushel.
Quancirnon BARK boo advanced, and 50 hhds
No. 1 sold at s3oas32 per ton, closing at the latter
figure. No sales of Tanner's Bark.
CLOVERBRED comes firward very slowly; sales
of 100 bulhels pr i ma a t ~35 per 04 lbs., and one lot
at a higher figure.
WitlsKei is improving; sales of Pennsylvania,
Ohio and Prison at 2110.36., and hhds at 21a211e.
Jullien's annual. series of Promenade Con
certs have commenced in Fier blejeety'a Theatre.
As hie chief vocal attraction he has engaged
Wile. Jetty Treffa, the Lierler Sangerinn par
excellence, whose Illerman ballade, a few years
ago, so greatly delighted the public,
[Correspondence of The Preis j
NEW Tool, Nov. 14-5. N P. id
Thera was another meeting of the Clearing
House Association this evening, and it was resolved
to extend the time for the country banks to redeem
their currency daily until Thursday next, the 14th
inst. It was found that the notice of the "re
quest" was rather summary, and that it was im
possible to get an answer from all the banks before
Monday. the day originally fixed for the final
event on of the present currency system.
It is said that all the banks which have sent re
plies are "much in favor" of the proposal of the
city banks, and that the utmost harmony, and the
most beneficial results, are anticipated from the
new arrangement.
It is expected that Monday's statement of the
average condition of our bents will show a further
expansion in loans I believe that such will be
the case to a small extent, but I also believe
that the greater portion of the expansion would be
found, if the truth were known, to be loans to
stockbrokers and speculators who have hypothe
cated the best railroad secarities to K,et money to
gamble in stocks, and •' operate for a rise."
I do not know any legitimate branch of trade
that has experienced any relief. or obtained ac
commodation from the banks, and I hare seen the
paper of one of the oldest, most respectable. and
solvent firms in the city refused, if approved bonds
or stocks with a considerable margin were not
lodged as collateral. From the great activity in
the stock market, it is clear that money is abun
dant, and though I do not believe that it all comes
from the banks, I am convinced that a great nor
tion of it is supplied by them, and that the bro
kers can get whatever they want.
The week close,: on an easier and more hopeful
money market. In spite of the banking institu
tions, not because of their assistance. confidante is
returning. Those who drew out their gold previous
to the suspension, and have held it in their safes,
cupboards. or old stocking:, as the ease may be,
aro now bringing it out " to make a good thing,"
and take advantage of the times. Everyone, even
the most gloomy, is "confident that the worst is
past," and that in another month " we shall be in
smooth water." I hope they are right, and that
nothing may occur to damp their joy. Street rates
are also easier.
Friends—of whom three weeks ago net one wan
to be found—are now willing to lend a thousand or
two to a neighbor who is "rather short," and
though between half-past two and fire minutes be
fore three, anxious faces are to be seen in conside
rable numbers, running up and down Wall street,
diving into basements, mounting office stairs, and
hurrying along William and Bearer streets and
Exchange Place, evidently in quest of a loan, be
fore Trinity chimes the fatal hour of three, I
believe the notaries have less to do than formerly,
and that money can now be bad "by hook or by
The note-shavers' reign is nearly over, I be
lieve and feriently hope. They have bad abso
lute sway long enough, and Paul of Russia never
used his power more mercilessly thari they. They
seem to groan in spirit when they are obliged to
putup with 11 or 2 per cent. a month, and to be in
jured individuals if ten or twelve per cent per an
num is offered them. They will be martyrs, doubt
less, when they must do paper at lower rates, and
out of their own sphere they will find but little
compassion. Foreign Exchange is very unsettled,
owing to the large arrivals of specie.
Rates vary according to signatures, from 105 to
109 for sterling, 60 days; Paris, 5.40 to 5.23;
Antwerp, 5.35 to 5 278 ; Hamburg, 35 to 361;
Bremen, 75 to 77 ; Amsterdam, 39 to 401 ; Frank
fort, 40 to 41 ; Prussian Tinders, 70 to 111. The
Arago, which sailed this morning for Southamp
ton and Havre, took out $lB,OOO in specie.
The imports of specie for November hare been
as follows : November 3. per Aragoe 2250,000 ;
4, Star of the West, $1.600,000 ; 5, Canada,
81,025,420 ; 13, Arabia, $1.400,000 ; 14, St. Louis,
$1.170.000. Total, $5,445,42Q.
The exports of specie for November have been :
November 7, per Baltic. $220,000 ; per Persia,
$606,690; per Arago, $18,000; total, $349.690.
The balance in favor of imports is, therefore,
4 54,593,730.
The business at the clearing house to-day was as
follows : Clearings, $10.470,306.92 ; balances paid
in coin, 5759,160 35. The total business for the
week, ending to-day, amounted to : Cleszle
870,789,449.54. Balances, $5,319,271.63
cash transactions at the Sub-Treasury to-day were:
Receipts, $60,154.44 ; payments, $108,509.51
balance, $5,164.883.41. The receipts for dntica at
the Custom house were $39,000.
The business at the two. stock boards to-day
was very large. Thera was another material
vance in prices of from 1 to 6 per cent. on almost
the entire list at the first board with great activity
and excitement, which, however, cooled somewhat
at the second board, with a slight decline in some
stocks. One of the most convincing signs of re
turning confidence is the increase you will observe
in time sales."
Reading closed at 39; N. Y. Central at 781;
Erie at 17; Michigan Central at 59; Michigan
Southern at 201; do. preferred stock at 42; Pa
nama at S6l; Chicago and R. I. at 741, and Illi
nois Central at 951. Virginia 6's closed at 88;
Missouri 6's at 77; N. Y. s's ('IS) at 993; do. do.
(62) at 98 ; do. G's ('00) 102; N. Y. Central 6'a at
54; Erie convertible bonds at 321, and Illinois
Central bonds at 34. During the morning, the ex
citement called to mind that of last spring, and
was so intense that the cautions spectator could
not believe in its duration. The bulls, however,
seem very confident, but I believe there will be a
• reaction before long. The restoration of confi
dence, the large arrivals of specie, and the orders
to perchase from England, will doubtless prevent
any very rapid decline such as we have seen du
ring the last three months; but an improvement,
to he healthy and steady, should be more gradual
and discriminating, since every one most allow
that some of the "fancies" are not worth even
their present price. The news by the Ariel, tele
graphed to the Associated Press, from Cape Race,
Is not financially important. The English funds
are better. Cotton steady. Breedstuffs dnil, ex
empt for wheat. Provisions also dull. The Ariel
brings over $400,000 in specie
4000 Missouri as 74%
5000 111 Can R Bds 85,4
15000 Mud R 'Mon be 50
7000 V. R Ri in be 'B3 69
1000 LaC&3lil LEI bs 30
5 DeLillud CI Co 101%
10 Pacific 01 88 0 66,E
50 Penn Coal Co 81
100 Reading R all 35
100 do sl5 39%
1100 do 40
500 do blO 40
225 do Z 9,4
50IE Can R 75
570 do 75%
200 do e3O 74%
100 do sOO 74
50 Erie R 18
SO Harlem R
200 do
00 do 7 %
350 Harlem R prfd 30
160 Mich UN' It 19)
50 do 115 SO
50 do 194
TO Mich ' , SYS Is pr at 36
ST I,zo & Milli sg
100 do 81:
110 Panama R 85N
25 Mich Celli R 59
26 111 Cen R 93N
30 do 94
123 Clerk Pitts R 13
26 do 13X
WO do 133
21 GalitChic It 74
50 CI k Tol R ■lO 3314
200 do 384
200 do b3O 39
300 do 39
200 - do IT 38X
130 Chiehß I II It.
Asnes.—The demand for both kinds is limited
at $7.15 3 a57.25 for Pots, and 36.371136.50 for
Pearls. ' Salerates is steady at 7 cents.
COFFEE.—The business is small and prices ap
pear heavy.
Corrou.—The market is heavy, the stocks very
small, and business trivial. We omit quotations.
FISIL—Dry Cod have been in improved demand.
and the market is, if anything, a shade better—
sales of 1.200 qtls large Marblehead at $3.120. and
1,500 do St. George's Bank at $3.40. Mackerel
are quite languid, and prices somewhat nominal.
Box Rerring are better and more active; sales of
500 boxes at 32}a2Sc . for No. I.
FLOUR. &o.—The demand for Western Canal
Flour is fair, but with liberal arrivals in prospect,
buyers have the advantage to the extent of 5c per
Uhl on the low grades, at which them is a good
inquiry. The better grades are in fair request and
are steady.
The sales are 9,000 bbls at $.1.60a54.95 for com
mon to good State ; $545.25 for extra do; $4.80a
34.95 for superfine Indiana and Michigan; $.5.a
$3.90 for extra do; $5.35a56 for common to good
extra Ohio; $68.37 25 for good to choke extra do;
$5 70a57.25 for St. Louis brands, and $3.6047.75
for extra Genesee.
Canadian Flour is rather easier, the supply is
larger—sales o 4000 bbls, at 3..506.65 for extra
brands; no superfine. Southern Flour is dull and
heavy ; the supply is not large—sales of 700 this.
of $5.1045.30 for mixed to good brands, Balti
more, AT., and $5.3547 for the better grades.
Rye Flour is very quiet at 33 5044.75. Corn
meal is steady at $3 50333 75 for Jersey ann
Brandywine. Buckwheat Flour is in demand ad
321$ 121 per 100 lbs.
Gnu.' v.—The inquiry for wheat is moderate, and
with limited arrivals, prices are steady.. Sales of
12.000 bush. at 31.06 for Milwaukee club; $1.30
for white Canadian; $1.20 for fair white Indians ;
and 31.23 for red Southern.
Rye is quiet at 75a760. Barley is held higher,
but is dull with more offering at the close. Oats
We in fair demand at 43a47e. for State and
Corn is decidedly better ; the arrivals are falling
off and the demand is fair for the East and local
trade. :ales of 20,000 bus. at 75.180 for western
mixed—closing at the latter price, and 67 for
damp yellow—new crop of Jersey. Other kinds
very scarce.
Mr —The inquiry is fair for shipping. and the
stock is god—sales of 400 bales at 50aftle. par
100 pounds.
Ilinim—Domestic continues languid, buyers and
sellers Seen] agreed not to operate at present.
Foreign is also in limited request, and prices for
all kinds are inibuyers, favor. Stooks arejample.
Minns.—Very little IS doing, and prices are
dr7wping. Tho stock is 353,000, against 2,850 last
year. same thee.
Irma.—Seoteh Pig sells slowly as wanted, at
5:29a20, six months. Other kinds remain quiet
and prices mostly nominal.
LE VIIIER.—The weekly movement to at fol
lows :
Stock ...
MOLASSei.--Small ssle3 of New Orleans and
Porto Itico have been made for di.fc old New Or
ient:l9, and 40 cents lcs4 .3 per cent for new, and
28e cash for Porto Rico. _ _
Dim—American linseed is in fair request at
steady rates S Iles 500 gallons from crash ers ,
hands as sSatioe cash. Crude whale and sperm re
main dull and heavy. Manufactured oils are
steady and in moderato request. Lard oil continues
prostrate at 00a.$1.10c cash and 4 months. Cam
pheno and fluid have not varied.
I'l'l - latex:: —The market opened rather lower
for pork; closed firmer, with a better demand—
sales of t5O bbls at $19.60a510.75 for mess; $2O for
new moss, and $l6 50 for prime—the latter price
for new city cuts.
Beef is in fair supply, and is steady Sales of
120 bbls at StisS7 for country prime, SO :oaslo 50
for do mess, Sl4 for new repacked mess, and $l5
for extra do.
Prime mess is hears at $.22a525. Beef barns
are better; sales of 50 bbls at $141511% Dressed
hams are in demand at nisi le.
Lard is firm, and in ram request for the trade
and for shipment; sales of 75 bbls at 12a13e. But
ter and cheese are dull and heavy.
Bice is 11 , 00 I: prices favor the buyer. We
quote at $3e.r.3.50 per 100 lbs for common to prime.
Suor are steady at 6afitc, lass the usual discount
for cash
SKINS continue very dull, and Deer are quite de
pressed. We do not learn of any trataaelloCE
SI:GARS — The demand is moderate; prices bays
not varied. We quote Cuba at Sane, and Porto
Rico at oaBc. Refined are in fair demand at former
TALLOW—it good demand for prime; sales of
10,000 lbs at Hu, cash.
WHALEBONE continues languid; the reduction
in prices even has failed to draw out buyers.
WHISKEY—The demand is fair, and the market
is better ; sales of 240 bbls at 22e, and mall lots
at 2310.
Hemlock. Onk
3 %.4 1 1.1
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