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flails dlerent frOiktitii genegllflF..&'P lo.4 l t T
Conalltntionit-of so'
veralparticulars,:hOwever, it is liable to grave
objections; 'on account , of, provisions: which
areNotinsual, inar,naturally be ex.-
' peeled' to' itianrof the kit'.
zees 4 The';_chtiracter of :these ex.
titaterlbi thelettei
forti; - ,', - Viiiiiiirittglic : .putillkied ' ll4 -
prespribes the qualifica-,
tions- the Governor partakes of a Knew..
Nethineclieractere - It is as follows :
_The G.:rein-Imi- Shall be at least thief"
years Crate f'shall have been a citizen of 1 e
Thiited 'States for twenty pears; shalthave
• dod in ; this State atleast five years next weeding
- the,,dal-of -eleotion, or from the time cif - the
fermation of this' eon's titution ; and shall not be
capable or holdltig, the ditioe more than four 'years
Lanny term ef;six years.'
Tb are bytt very fewer the State Consti
tutions or the tfeloaWhich impose, a restric
,of this kind. itilneee of them, ail_ that
is re quired, fa, -
that the otiyernor shall be a ci
tizen ,of the United
~Statee,; and a resident of
the State .for 'a
, period of front five ,to twelve ,
or fifteen years.' - '
The ConVention - prescribei a system of ap
portionment:Which, seVeral respects, is man
ifestly inifait'. The letter of- onr Correspond
ent', hi another eohinoti, 'explains this 'fully.
Tbe Natiena/4/ernOrrat, a leading organ of
the•Pel9Pt_ir9i, imbllahod at 'l,e
--cianipton, Kansas, make.; the lathe ohjsmtion.
It Baia ' • .
YROL—TheniosA MARIA - thing in this -respect is'
the allow,anoe of four, representatives and two
Councilmen to Johnson county. The apportionment
is evidently based upon the Oxford ,returtis, and
is' irtually an enaorsern'efir of thatmetro
- geour'fraturb. -- johns= county- le -put -upon -an
equality 'with' Doniphan and Atehison counties,
which eiteht have four representatives. In Doan-.
eilmen,lohnsiin is /ripener tweither Doniphart or
Atehilien, - *hied together' have only- three
bersi • Thie will - wet/ergo down Witls the people
it certainly - ought notlo be minctioned•by them."
:The whole prodiston relating- - to the striper'
''tionment of the Statels as follows:
.'"At the tirit'eleotion holden under thatonstitu
tite; forniembersef the State - Legislature, there,
presentative and senatorial districts shall be as
~I stßepresentative District shall consist of Doni: ,
phan cone ty,and,shall he entitled to 4 represents
slips; 2nd, Atehison; Bd, Leavenw orth, 8 ; 4th
' Brown and Nemalia,ll';sth, Calhoun and 4'otawatl
tondo, Oth,' Jefferson,
_2; 7th, Marshall and
Washington,,l; Bth, '; 9th, Johnso n, '10th, Lykens, 1;
,,'Llnu, 2 ;. 12th. Borbon, 2;
13 t h, Magee, Dorn, and Allah, 1 ;'l4th, Douglas,
nee,Anderson and Franklin, ; 16th, Shaw
d; Weller'and CoffeY, 1:;'18th, Woodson',
`Sttilson; Greenwood, - Godfrey, and Madison, 1,1
- and Richardson, 1; 20th, Davis,
• Wlse,-Butier .- - liunter,:and °entail', west, 1-total
- number of R epresentatives, 44, .
"istfienatenal District it Doniphan, 1 Senator ;
_2l; .Atchieen,"Rld; Doniphart 'and Atchison, 1;
-4th: -Leteietiworth, 3 sth, Brown, .3temaas, and
A'rilotairattoinle, fith, Riley, Marshall; Draken
son, and-WashingMn. 1,;, 7th, .Tefferson and Cal
bent, 1 ; sth, Johnson, 2;
.9th, I,Ykans, Ander
,oll,, and Franklin; 1, 2 ; ltith, Linn, 1 ;:llth, Bour
bon 'end - MoGhee, "1; 12th, Douglas, '2; 13th,
14th: Dorn, Alleni-Widson, Woodson,
' Godfrey,Breenweed, Madison, and Coffey, 1; 15th,
Richardson, Davis, Wise, Breolcinridge, Bader,
- -Ranter, and, all west of Davis, Wise, Ender, and
' Rueter; 1.:-total, 19. " '
; Thus Shawnee -, county, ivith a population
.of. eight hundred, is to have two Representa
., lives and one Stmatorovhlie Johnson county,
with a population of four hundred, is to have
twice that, number, or -four- Representatives
• and' two' Senetois-jtist four times-413e repre:.
ientation to wbiCh sheis entitled, if :Shawnee
- 4110 y -is treatedid for all this there'
la; better,,inthority thentiftetftioni return
• -*Maly fraudulent. If a system ef held gerry
mandering of this kind is tolerated, ono-fourth
of the. people • residing in: favored districts
would .be :enabled to maintain dominion over
tliree=fourths of the whole body of the citi
zens residing in other sections.
So far as the slivery quistion, as connected
with the Kansas Constitution, is concerned ; the
Lecompton Natimuil Democrat says:
"Our opinion of- the final action of the Oonven-:
tion, as briefly given in our last lane, has not been
changed by such an examination of 'the Cionstitu
' tion as we have been able to give it. We' still
think that the whole subject should have been sub
..; »litten to the people.' Bat, at all events, the sla
very question-should have been kitty and fairly
to the people for their decision. This, as we
- understand it, RAS NOT BEENDONE. No Mat
ter how the people may vote, i this Constitution
should prevail,- Kansas wi ll:a:slave State.
We would. not object to this result if the people
should so it ; but we think they should have a
full opportunity to'dotermine the abstracter of the
' institutions of the new State."
'We have here a leading' Democratic paper,
published in KansaS TerritorY, maintaining the
, position that under, the provisions of the Con
. , stitution, Kansas will - inevitably be a slave
, State, no matter how the people may vote.
The Constitution contains the following, pro.
visions in relation to slavery f
"See. let, The right of property is before and
- 'higher than any constitutional sanction, and the
, right of the owner of a slave to such slave and its
Increase; is the same Andes inviolable as the right
of the owner of any property whatever.
"Sea. 2.- The Legislatare*shall have no power
to pass laws for the emancipation of slaves Without
theeronientot the owner!, or, without paying the
, --,owner4preVions .to • their emancipation, a full
• evilyalent id money for- the !ASTOR so Or.oll3olpß.
.:,ted. _They-shall:have no power to prevent emi.
grinds .to the State from bringing with them each
persons as aro deemed slaves by the laws of any
• one of the United States or Territories, so long as
any persOn of the seine age or description shall be
Continued in slavery by-the. laws of this State:
.Provided,'That such person or slave tie the bona
'fide property of sash emigrants : And provided,
also, Thatlawa may be passed to prohibit the intro
duotion into this State of slaves who have commit
ted high orioles in other States or Territories. They
, shell have power to pass laws to permit the owners
of eleven to emanolpstothetn, saving the rights of
, creditors, ind preventing them front becoming a
public charge. , They shall have power to oblige
the oivners of slaves to treat them with humanity,
~to provide 'for them necessary food and clothing.
to abstain from all injuries to them, extending to
life, or limb; and In case of {heir neglect or refusal
to comply with the direction - Of such laws,
to have
such slave, or slaves sold for the bene fi t of rho own
,--,er or owners.
See. 3,1 n the prosecution of slaves for crimes
'of higher grade than petitlaroeny, the Legislature
shall have no power to deprive them of an Impel'-
, tint trial by a petit jury.
- • "Sea: 4: Any person _who shall maliciously dis
memberor deprive a slave of life shall suffer such
- punishment as would bo inflicted in case the like
offence had been committed on a free whim person,
and on the like proof; except in essoof insurrection
of such-slave.
- The schedule provides that cc, the president,
• with two - -or;more members of this Conven
tion, shall examine said poll-books, and if it
shall appear npon. geld examination that a
majority of the--legal votes cast at said oleo
' tion - be' in favor of the "Constitution with
slavery," he shill immediately have the • same
transmitted to the Congress of the United States
ac heteltanfOlß provided. -But if upon such
examination - of said poll-books it shall appear
that it majority - of the legal votes cast at said
: election are in (Ivor of the "Constitution with no
slaiery," then the article providing for slavery
shall be striclien from this Constitution by the
, president of this Convention, and slavery shall.
no - longer exist in the State of Kansas, (ex
' esioi that 4e rikhtiof property in slaves now in
this Territory shall in no manner
. be interfered
mith, - and he shall have transmitted the Con
... stitution, so ratified, to the Congress of the
United State's, as hereinbefore provided." -
These provialoris seem to - imply, that in case a
majority - of - the people of Kansas vote for the
'• Constitution without slavery, the whole ex
, tract quoted above is to be stricken flow the
Constitution; but, the 'provision Is left that
" the rights of property in Slaves now in this
, Territory 'shall in no manner be Interfered
. with." , The view of the LeConiptah National
--' . Den ioer : al evidently IS that under this Constitu
ton, tbere . can "lia'ao provision' whatevef.'for •
of slaVery in the. Territory, but
existing slaves,-and -their- increase, can' he
held fereveias slaves until the Constitution
- Is changed:: Slavery cannot be abolished as
*it WAS - in TeatisYlvtinia • and Other Northern
_7 States, for..telabidieh Wwenid certainly "In.
terfere" with in it. ' So
'that; in'hatentiellY,-theilivery question is no
- more submitted to the people them any„ other
,-',fi t tfAt the Ceitatitlitiottilxempt ..perhapii so
- 'far as regarad theltnportatiOn'a slaves into
-the Territory after the Constitution Is adopt
ed, which might, apparently, be forbidden if a
majority Of the people - voted ( trot the Consti
tittlOil without' slavery,"
, .
There is such an absurdity—iieeVa ,logical
impossibility--in the outer y,that 40'0911143e of,
the Democratic paperC-agali)4li- late Cialboun
Convention will divide ',Bee Dnia'cieratio party,
that we feel tempted briefly to notice it. The
eXhibition of the entire Democratic press of
'the North being silent on the schedule of the
contrivance would have been a melon
.o,4(qy A p - gellyo4o;iteis Age:, ! , i f inquiry. The
aohefltilajtse..49la literary and political
purioalty. ‘ ,. y!te_retr,!sal the c ofistibi-
Itou to a adailieivote—the t depreqt4at all must ,
vote for it—tbe laughable manner of putting
the slavery 7 issue, and . the , way Sena
Minti;: like the mock duke: in, the play, is clad
with` pie '-Governer, or of Lerd
President, as .-the_ChicagO Times has it,
:constituted a rare series of texts for comment.
'The, case' was. so new
,and , r an" rich, that the
BOuthern.paperi proceeded* onceto discuss
awl: not a few to ;condemn it. But the
"ravenous. pens ". or 1i e, Republicans were
at once filled with epithets and denuncia
tions of the
: whole " farce, and- they were
flinging ituninders, abOut` theni,:like en" many
Missiles of war. All Ada the
prats, of 'the. fine States. are-expected to-re
main silent for fear of diyiding the `Demo
cratic party. What a sight that , would
.beeti; to see the whole column of
Democratic' foiarnalista standing by without
daring to fire a shot! In the midst of this
'silence of the Democrats, while the Republi
• '•tau
cans were Ming us With breaking promises,
And with. refining to speak out—while we were
told we werewalting for orders how to move—
die telegraph assures us that the whole people
, of Kansas are in a state of open protest against,
the Constitution ; that Governor WALKEIV
is boldly against it; that Judge DouoiAs op
poses it, and that the great body of one: eiwn
people . ere 'convinced that it was all wrong.
Row much, prhy t would the • Democrats have
gained by this silence of their organs
•We perceive- that three of the Southern
States, through' their Legislatures, demand the
removal of Governor WALKER by the Presi
dent of the United States. As an evidence of
the spirit which animates these assaults, we
take thefollowing extract from the Mississippian
atlas 21st of November,ln reference to the
action' of the Mississippi Legislature
"On the main issue there was no conflicting
opinion In either branch of the Legislature. All
united in approving the action of the Demooratio
Convention—all coincided In the conviction that
Walker had violated the non-intervention princi
ples of the Kansas bill, and that he had progressed
from one grade' of criminality to another, from the
enunciation of his Isothermal' deoreo against the
South and his Insolent declaration to the Constitu
tional Convention, to his arbitary usurpation of
the authority of the Territorial Legislature to de
cide upon the validity of the election of its own
members, and his rejection of the pro-slavery dole.
gates, - All united in the conviction that if the
President does not clear his skirt of these oriminal
acts—if he does not disavow them as unwarranted
by his instructions and unsustalnedby his approval
—lto deserve§ the same measure of denunciation
which balloon poured in bitter torrents upon the
guilty head of Governor Walker.
"The Only question of difference related to the
time when - this verdict should be pronounced.
Boma said the ease is already made out—the proof
establishing the complicity of the Administration
with Walker, in the perpetration of these weighty
-wrong upon the South, is already clear ; others ar
gued in favor of a suspension of the sentence un
til further opportunity is afforded the President
to :viodioate his Administration from so damning
an act of treachery to the Constitution, and
fraud- upon the States which, in the Presidential
election, generously gave him their confidence and
"Theis has the Mississippi Legislature, speaking
in tenet of thunder, in the name of the sovereign
people it represents, vindicated the notion of the
3Demooratto Convention, and nailed as base coin to
the counter the calumny that the Convention aoted
prematurely, and did not reflect the public will ;
and more than all, thus have the Demoernoy of
Mitedssippi—unawed by the frowns of Federal
power, onsedueed by its corrupting patronage, un
moved by the suggestions of cowardice—again yin
dipated their devotion to their rights and their
ehetished doctrines, and proclaimed to the meo in
power and out of power, to all the world, that they
will folloW no lead which has not for its guidance
the principles of jostles and equality embodied in
the Cincinnati platform, and which constitute the
only shibboleth of their faith.
"With painful anxiety—with some misgivings—
and yet with a hopeful confidence, not entirely
abandoned, we will, in conformity to the notions of
'our political friends, await further developments at
Washington. - And ,whea the mysteries of this mon
strous Kansas iniquity are brought to light, we will
place oar readers in possession of all the facts, and
will avow our opinions upon their Merits with the
freedom Which bectemes an independent press, de
nouneing, wrong and exposing treachery, let-the
blew fail where lot may."
It is a singular circumstance that we do not
hear a word against this violence and pro-'
scription from the Washington Union.
We have this to say, that tho whole people
of the free States will rally to President Sn
owiest and to his Administration should they
resist the domineering attempt thus made upon
him, and no journal will go further in that di
reCtion than the PRESS. The occasion may
soon come when those who look forward to
neither patronage nor influence, inspired by
their long attachment to the President, and
animated by the consciousness that they are
defending him against unprovoked attacks in
the discharge of his high duties,will once more
be found in the breach, willing to make any
sacrifice for the good cause. We shall then
be able to show again the motive which con
trola ns in the discharge of our duties as the
independent editor of an independent journal,
and we have no doubt that the vehement per
secution of the extreme enemies of the Ad
ministration against Governor WArann will
arouse in defence of thit statesman, and of
the Administration, the same glorious spirit
which in 1850, under the lead of Ilowm,
Cons and Messrs. Toonns and STEPHENS, res
cued Georgia from the hands of the disunion
The opponents of the principle that the ma
jority shall rule run into some fearful mis
takes. But the worst Is, to suppose that this
IS& contest between the advocates and adver
saries of slavery and the South. The defend.
ore of the minority dynasty in Kansas should
not lay this flattering unction to their souls.
It in a struggle for a right, "as old as free
government itself." Thousands of men, un
justly as we conceive, assail the rights
of the South in regard to their pe
culiar institution. Against these men
we have always done, and always expect
to do, battle. There are, however, certain
inalienable rights which nobody, until the pre
sent moment, has pretended to contest.
By common consent—by universal agreement
in the Nebraska bill, stands first. We have
all differed about allowing the people to vote
as to slavery, but we have never differed as to
placing to their hands those material and sacred
issues which protect them in their persons, their
property, and their religion.
On this grand basis the whole fabric of our
freedom is based, as upon a rock. It is upon
this basis only,-by Including the slavery ques
tion with those more sacred and inalienable
franchises, that this Union has been main
tained, and that the South is defended against
atlerce and relentless fanaticism. To say that
because the people may veto upon the slavery
question,ttbey must, therefore, surrender all
other rights in the formation of the funda
mental law, is to reverse all our ideas of free
government, and to throw us into the arms of
feudalism itself.
Mr. T. B. PETEason, the enterprising pub
lisher, has started "Peterson's Philadelphia
Counterfeit Detector and Bank Note List,"
which will be issued monthly, and promises
to be reliable and fully impartial. In this
country, where paper money is literally "lord
of the ascendant," and banks of all sorts and
species (not specie, just now) are thickly scat
tered through its length and breadth, there is
an actual necessity for such publications—to
know counterfeit from true notes, to show
what banks have broken, and to inform the
public with the exact rate of discount on the
notes of every bank in the Union. Mr. PETER
SON, albeit an enterprising and business-like
publisher, Is not a broker, and cannot, of him
self, supply the information which ho promises.
But he goes to the,fountain•head for accurate
dots, having succeeded in obtaining the
co-operation of Messrs. ASEXELL SC CO., this
well-known brokers, South Third street, who
undertake to throw their experience, their ob
servation, and their business knowledge into
this pebileatiOn, and will correct it, in the
most authentic manner, to the date of issue,
each month. We rarely , refer, in this part of
our paper, to what appears among the adver
tisements, but Mr. PrrEnsox's announcement
is so MI of interest to all who have to receive
or pay papei money, that we are justified in
drawing attention to it, and In suggesting that,
in the present "bard times," the proper mode
of procedure is to subscribe for the publica
tion, paying for It in advance, to insure its
success. The thing has been much needed,
194 thp boob{ will be well done.
No Action to be taken In Canons on the Kansas
%Ottestion-Aoutbern Men Opining the Sche
dule—Judge Douglas adheres to Ms position
—Land Office Decision—lmportant Statistics,
[Correspondence of The Press
WASIIINGTON, Deo. 4, 1857
It is the general impression that no action will
bo taken on the Kansas_ question in the callous.
Members are disposed to wait the communication of
the Message, and ,the facts it may disclose.
Soon afterward, however, there will he, I learn,
some discussion on the subject. Non. Mr. Jewett,
of Kentucky, and other proMinent =tubers of the
Demooratic party, will speak out their decided
opposition to the Calhoun schedule. The Northern
men, then, are not singular in the opinions they
have expressed.
Judge Douglas still stands firm upon the ground
he originally
,assumed: Ille interview with the
President hai not
,had the &root to change the
views he entertains on this question in common
with Governor Walker and TRH PREBB.
A quorum of both Houses is present. The Coln
missiOnoi of the General Land Offitm has written
to Mr. Towne, of Chicago, Illinois, that from tho
moment a settler enters, in person, on land open
to . pric-etnptioni kith the animus menet:di, or with
the intention of availing' himselfbf 'the privilege'
of the pre•emptioi Inrd , and'does any not In °aeon
tion of that intontion, in a settler. Ho Is pro
tooted' until he failt;oir his 'part, to comply With
the cornlitions Of tile halt. •'
The Secretary_ of the Treasury, In compliance
with the standing Order of the Iletise of seproson•
tativee, has prepared and had printed thedo tailed
_estimates of apprePriationi necessary to carry on
the• Government •during. the fsenl, year ending
June 50, 1859. These estimates will be laid open'
the desks of.members of the House on the 21 day
of the session. They.foot up as follows:
Estimates for the year 1858-59 $50,312.943 13
Appropriations for current year 7,105,224 49
Existlyg appropriations, available 10,580,588 35
Totes estimates 874,064,755 91
As these estigetes aro based upon existing
laws, it is not iffhln the power of the Executive
Department to reduce them ; the expenditures of
the Government can bo diminished only through
the action of Congress, ty setting down the service
now required to bo performed. As things are now,
this will, doubtless, be done, so ai to limit the ex
penses to the :ideal receipts in the Treasury, and
thus avoid the necessity of a loan to carry on the
Government in a time of peace.
The following tabular statement shoves the ba
lances remaining in the Treasury, being the
amount subject to draft, on the first of the months
mentioned :
Date of Report. Returns to.
. . .
Jan'y let, 1857....D00r 22, 1856....822,011,212 59
Fob' y Ist, " 26, '57.... 21,496,881 93
Mar Ist,...,Fob'y 23, .... 24,467,742 52
April let, ....Mar 23, " 24,722.821 54
May lot, ,• ....April 27, " ... • 23,202,128 73
June let, " ...,May 25, " .... 22,838,246 24
July lot, ....Juno 22, " 20,169,011 11
Aug let," ....July 27, 18,689,896 33
Sept let, " ....Aug 21st, ^ .... 19,587,223 50
Oct Ist, " ....Sopt 21, .... 17,181,464 84
Nov'r let, " ....Oot 20," 0,802,227 17
Deo'r Ist, " ...,Nov'r 23, 7,328,451 OD
Tho reduction in the balances is to some extent
due to the payment on the public debt. If more
of the debt had been redeemed, the balance nt the
beginning of the present month would have been
in the neighborhood of $15,000,000. The receipts
into the Treasury have not been very much below
the current payments for current expenses. They
are at this time, as I have once before written you,
nearly half a million a week below the e;pendi•
tures; yet it is the belief of officers conversant
with the subject, that this will be reversed, and
in a short while the receipts will equal and exceed
the expenditures.
Official information has been received at the
offibe of the Light House Board, that various
changes important to mariners have boon made in
lighting and buoying tho approaches to the port of
Liverpool. The positions of thirteen buoys have
been changed, four now ones have been estate•
lished, and five dispensed with in consequence of
shillings on the banks.
Those alterations make the Queen's channel the
channel to ho used at night. In the Victoria
channel the position of the buoys aro adapted to
the growth of the banks, and their general arrange
ment is maintained as before. It may bo navigated
by daylight, groat care being taken to make duo
allowance for the tido which, during both Food
and ebb, sets across this channel, and over the
banks on either side of it. The navigation of the
Crosby channel in thick weather will be facilitated
by equalizing the distances and straightening the
line of buoys. The Formby light-vessel must al
ways be passed on her southwest side. The now
buoy on Beggar's Batch should be given a wide
berth. X. Y.
The Kansas Constitutional Convention.
[Correspondence of The 'Preen.)
Having been afrequont attendant on the debates
of the late Kansas Constitutional Convention, and
having a personal acquaintance and knowledge of
many of its members, I propose to state certain
facts in connection with it which have not yet
been noticed.
It is assorted that the present mode of submis
sion was a compromise between the oonservative
members of the Convention, or between tho con
servatives and ultra pro•slavery mon. This is not
in accordance with the facts.
There were three modes of treatment of the Con
stitution proposed. The plan of the fire-eaters
was to sand the Constitution to Congress without
submission to the people. The submissionists wore
divided into two parties, bee under the load orbit.
Calhoun, who is the father of the present mode of
submission, and the other unapt Judge Elmore,
who proposed and advocated a fair and full sub
mission of the whole Constitution to the people.
Previous to the final disposition of the question, a
test vote was twice taken upon the full submission,
and once upon the present mode, and the plan of a
full submission received a larger veto than the
Calhoun plan. But Calhoun, though inferior to
Judge Elmore in intoned, information, and cha•
raster, was greatly his superior as an active party
manager, and, principally through his manage
ment, the party for a full submission, though at
first in the majority, was finally beaten in caucus
and in the Convention, and forced either to sub
mit to the present plan or have the Constitution
sent at onus to Congress.
This plan was advocated, both in the Convention
and out of it, by the more far-seeing of the ultra
pro-slavery party, on the express ground that it
wou/t/ snake irimsas a slave Slate—that the
Abolitionists would absent themselves from the
polls—that the pro-slavery party alone would vote
—that a pro-slavery Constitution would thee be
adopted, and sent to a Democratic Congress, which
would be compelled to sanction it. Or, if the free-
State men did vote upon the Constitution, they
would adopt the " Constitution without slavery,"
which contained a pro-slavery clause recognising
and perpetuating slavery in the Territory.
The present mode of submission, while under
discussion in the Convention, was characterised
by the anti-subtaissionista as a "swindle, a fraud,
a cheat, a mockery." All their artillery of sar
casm, humor, argument, and invective wore plied
to expose it. Their speeches would furnish a mine
of argument and indignation against it. After it
finally passed, several of the more violent anti
submissionists resigned, and others withdrew from
the Convention in disgust and chagrin at the re
sult of their proceedings.
Now, the Convention adjourned on the night of
November 7tb, at half-past eleven P. M., and the
Constitution, as I was informed by a member of
the Convention that night, was signed by but
thirty-five members. I know that Mr. Calhoun
and his friends became very fearful that the Con
vention would be left without a quorum. How
does it happen that it is now, as reported, signed
by forty-eight members?
It was effected through Mr. Calhoun and his
friends, who brought to bear all their tact and ad
dress upon the recusant fire-eaters, and convincing
them that the South, by this mode of submission,
would gain a now slave State in Kansas. It was
through this argument that they were induced to
sign it and give it their support. The advocacy of
this plan, by the Charleston Mescal y and its co
adjutors, proves bow well-founded wore Mr. Cal
houn's plans and arguments.
The Constitution contains features in them
selves objeotlonablo to the Democratic party. It
provides for tho creation of Stato banks, and it
contains a Know Nothing clause, restricting the
candidates for Governor to those only of the citi
zone of the State who shall have resided in the
United States twenty years.
These, however, are points which, however ob
jectionable, cannot furnish ground for the rejection
of the Constitution. There is, however, a I) au',
recognised in tho Constitution, and furnishing
the basis of important provisions, which will
require the gravest consideration.
In the emotion of representative and council
districts for the new State, the fraud of the Ox
ford city returns has been made a basis in esti
mating the population of Johnson county. The
entire official vote of this county did not exceed
400, but it was swelled to over 1800 by the return
of 1000 fiotitious names from Oxford city, a ham
let containing but three dwelling-houses.
This question will be readily undorstood by
a comparison of Johnson county with Shawnee
county, both of which are made council dis
tricts, The upper house of the Legislature
is called the Council. Tho official returns
from Johnson county shwa a vote of not
over four hundred. The returns from Shaw
nee showed over eight hundred, and yet Johnson
county is given double the representation of Shaw
nee, though Shawnee has twice the population.
Judge Elmore, ono of the representatives from
Shawnee county, inquired the reason of this dis
crepancy, and was informed 'by Mr. Boling, the
chairman of the Committco on Elootions, that tho
returns from Oxford city had been included in
forming a basis for the representation of the county.
This question becomes still clearer when you are
informed that Johnson county is a strong pro-shi
very county, and Shawnee free-State.
Atiother frautluiont distribution of representation
was doteeted by the officer having charge of the
returns, in the office of the Secretary, upon com
parison with the official returns, by which owe
Pro-slavory county, which returned about throe
hundred votes, was given two representatives in
the lower House, and two free-State counties uni
ted only gave one, though they returned dye hun
dred votes. There were other 'variations from the
official returns in districting the Territory, allow
ing au utter disregard of the official returns, but
none so glaring as those mentioned alums.
It was not surely intended by the Constitution of
the United States that, in the admission of a State,
every Constitution purporting to be republican
should be received by Congress; and it sheuld at
least bo a matter of serious deliberation whether a
donstitution which defrauds the people of their
just right of representation, in a manner ao palpable
and demonstrable, should bo regarded en a repub
lican Constitution._ '
Last night tho Musical Fund Hall was literally
crowded—the attraction being a lecture by Madame
Lola Montcz on the "Heroines of Mabry," and
" Strong-minded Women." It was a composition
at once brilliant and learned, pathetic and witty,
with a pretty strong dash of good-humored satire.
It treated of Women of the Sword and of the
State, heroinos of the " Pen," horoines of
"Beauty and Genius,":—modern "Strong-minded
Women,"—heroines of the "Home," and "Women
of the Tongue." The applause, from as apprecia
tive an audiemie 'as ever the fair lecturer over ad
dressodi (she always speaks of Philadelphia as the
Florence of, America,) was warm throughout, and,
at somo especial points, even enthusiestio. The
most touching portion roloted,lo heroines of the
Homo,'-' and the moat amusing was that, in which,
infide'stingn'illt,es , rights , Convention, she doliv
ermOvitb drainatie effect, such a speech as might
have been delivered 'on such an occasion by one of
the injured harder - sex.
Wo have to state, with much gratification, that
this is the elOso of Madams Lola Montez' career
as a public lecturer. We break no confidence, and
do not intrude on the secrecy or private life, by
mentioning that this fair and gifted woman it on
the ovo of a very brilliant matrimonial alliance.
Sho purposos, in ton days from this Mop, to be en
route for Paris. Her return to this country, for a
short visit, may be expected in the spring. And
so. we take leave of her as a lecturer, and, with
due gallantry, wish hot all imaginable happiness
in this approaching new *lsis of her eventful life.
tinuea highly attraotivo at Concert hall,in her
drarnatico-musioal entertainment, "The Lady's
Dream," and will repeat it this ovening.
%Vnaltinlgton Affairs
Wasulfiavos, Dec. 4.--The appearances are
that the house will effect an organisation on Mon
day without trouble. The contest is particularly
warm fur the posts of postmaster, doorkeeper, and
It is now definitely understood that printed
copies of the President Message will be sent in
advance to the cities of Philadelphia and Now
York, if no further.
The Republican Caucus,
Wasutunvou, Dee. 4,—lt is understood that tile
caucus of the Republican members of the House
will be hold at 10 o'clock on Monday morning.
Messrs. Orow of Pennsylvania, Blair of Missouri,
or Washburn() of Matno, will probably receive the
nomination for Speaker. It is the present inton
tion to make no other nominations.
Fugitive-Slave Case In Indiana
iNDIANAPOGIS, Deo. 4.—Fight days since the
agent of Dr. Vallandingham, of Frankfort, Ken
tucky, captured a fugitive slave at Naples, ill.
While en route for Kentucky the negro was taken
on a writ of habeas corpus before Judge Wallace,
who ordered his release. He was, however, again
arrested, and taken before United States Commis
sioner Rea, who, after a hearing of the case, de
cided that the fugitive must go back to slavery
again. The fugitive was then re-arrested on a wri
issued by Judge Wallace, before whom some nice
questions of State sovereignty are now being dis
cussed. It is claimed by the counsel for the fugitive
that ho is free under the fugitive-slave law and the
Dred Scott decision, as well as under the State
Constitution. In the meantime Dr. Vallanding
ham has been arrested on the affidavit of the fu
gitive, charging him with the crime of kidnapping.
The latter case is now in progress before I.fayor
The Craddock Murder Vasa
LOUISVILLE, Dec. 4.—The preliminary hearing
in the ease of the Commonwealth cc. Miller and
others for the murder"of Pascal D. Ougeek, pas
concluded at 7 o'clock this evening. All the seven
prisoners accused by Miller were discharged.
The testimony of Miller, and the cross-examination
to which ho was subjected, occupied two days.
All the defendants, except Miller, severally in
troduced testimony proving alibis and their good
character. There was also abundance of testimony
showing Miller's character to be bad, and that he
was unworthy of belief.
The discharge of the parties implicated by
Miller was hailed with tremendous applause by
the largo crowd in attendance.
The District Attorney, Mr. Craig, moved the
commitment of Miller on the charge of perjury,
but the justices replied that he was already held
on the charge of murder by his own confession.
The Ohio River
CINCINNATI, Deo. 4.—The weather La cloudy to•
day, with Borne rain. The Ohio rose two feet in
the last twelve hours, and is still rising rapidly.
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 4.—Thero is now nano foe
seven inches of water in the Ohio, and falling.
BALTIMORE, Dee. 4 —The markets hero are
generally unchanged. Exchange on New York
103 a 103.1..
Fifteenth Ward Relief .dssociation.—Tho
Association of the Fifteenth ward is working up
admirably, and since the organization a vast
amount of good has boon done among the poor of
that section of the city The members of the Ex
ecutive Committee aro most assiduous in their ef
forts to relieve the distressed condition of many
families, and the citizens of the ward are promptly
responding to the cells of the proper committees for
material aid" to prosecute the groat work of re
lief. At the meeting held in the Third Assoolato
Reformed Presbyterian church, corner of Twen
tieth and Fairview streets, on Thursday evening,
the Committee on Reports submitted a statement of
the operation of the Association fur the past month,
by which it appears that 301 families received
needed assistance in food and fuel during that pe
riod. The receipts from fees, donations, de.,
amounted to $038.75; tho expenditures for food,
Sc., wore $121.92, leaving a balance of $213 03, of
which amount $l6O 57as appropriated at the last
mooting. The Precinct Committees report much
distress among families in the card, and urge upon
the members of the association untiring action in
the work of Christian benevolence in whieli they
aro engaged.
from the Steward's report wo find that the fol
lowing articles have been furnished the storeroom,
corner of Nineteenth and North streets, under the
charge of Mr. David Morris : 813 pounds sugar,
316 pounds coffee, 4 pounds tea, 61 pounds
firkin butter, 11 bushels beans, 21 barrels middling
flour, 1 barrel superfine flour, 23 pounds superfine
flour, 150 pounds oat meal, 3,230 pounds corn
meal, 300 pounds brown soap, 1,1100 pounds codfish,
25 pounds mould candles, 5 bushels potatoes, 3
bushels turnips, I barrel cabbage, 1 sack salt.
Annt'criox —A young lady, aged sixteen years,
who resides with her sister in Forty-fourth street,
having been missed by her relatives, the police
wore put in search of her. Leto on Wednesday
night the officer entered a house of ill-fame in
Howard street, and there discovered the young
girl, who gladly accompanied him. From hor state
ment it appears that on Monday night last she mot
with a welbdressed gentleman, of foreign appear
once, in the ears on the Sixth Avenue Railroad,
who endeavored on that occasion to tairsuade har
to accompany him ; but seine parties in the car, to
whom tho young lady was known, prevented her
doing so. The following morning, however, as oho
was going to school in Forty-fourth street, near
Broadway, she again met the same man, and by
threats and menaces he compelled her to accom
pany him to the house of infamy in Howard street.
Ilene she woo nominally engaged as a domestic,
and remained there until discovered by the
A QUESTION —The following curious notion is
posted at the City Hall. No name or address is
signed to it:
Is there any work in New York If there is,
have the kindness to leave directions where a fel
low can got it—in order that starvation 020 y not
set in.
"NEW Yonw, Deo. 2, 1857."
The following story is copied from the Wil
mington (Dol.) Journal and Statesman of yoster
day : "A horrible affair took place last week in
Dover Hundred. The particulars are as follows :
A woman who had served in the capacity of house
keeper for Mr. Joseph Parlor for souse time, was
taken siolc on Friday evening last, and several of
the neighbors were called in to her assistance, and
to attend to her wants. But before medical aid
could be had she died the following morning. In
ardor to have her laid out, it became necessary to
get her clothes, which wore kept in a trunk, but
upon it being broken open, to the astontstanont of
all present, an Infant child was found seoroted
amongst the clothes. The unfortunate woman, to
conceal tear shame, after having given birth to it,
had placed it there. Sho was interred on Sunday
last. An inquest was held over the mother and
child by density coroner Clayton F. Hawkins."
L . Bona' sale next, Tneeday, will include 'tandem°
residences, Pino street, Lombard street, and
Franklin street. Also, valuable building lots,
Walnut and Locust 'Arcola. A mortgage f0r.51,925;
etocka, bonne, &o. Seepamphlet catalogues issued
" Ventayr."—Tlds elegant country scat and
farm is altered at privata sale. 800 Thomas
Sons' advertisement, auction bond.
James Freemen, auctioneer, solis this day, at 12
o'clock, at the auction store, a lot of wince,
brandies, whiskey, kc., of the choicest brands.
By order of administrator. 1390 ltdVOrtieoment.
The Cunard mail steamship America ar
rived at Boston on Thursday evening. She
brings us lull files of English papers, the Lon
don dates being the evening of the 20th ult.,
and Liverpool to the morning of the 21st.
The very full and well-prepared telegraphic
despatch which was forwarded from Halifax
and printed in Thursday's PRESS, leaves but
little of importance for to-day. We have com
piled some additional particulars of the finan
cial news, however, and a few other selections
of general interest.
Parliament was to moot December 3, "for the
despatch of divers sundry and important affairs."
The suspension of the Bank charter was the chief
cause of this step, and the session would probably
be chiefly engaged in a discussion of that subject.
Indian affairs will also occupy a large share of the
attention of members.
It is generally thought the address in tho House
of Lords will ho moved by Viscount Eversley, the
late Speaker of the liouso of Commons, and that it
will be seconded either by Lord Bolpor or Baron
Wensleydale. In the House of Commons It is thought
that tho address will be moved by Lord liadde, the
eldest son of the Earl of Aberdeen, and seconded
by Mr. Banbury, member for Middlesex.
A rumor asserts that Lord Elgin is on his way to
England, having flung up his mission to China.
On Monday Sir E. Buliver Lytton, Bart., was re
elected lord rector of the University of Glasgow.
On Thursday the 10th, the lion. William Hamil
ton Merritt, M. P. (Canada), had an interview
with Lord Stanley of Alderloy, at the office of the
Board of Trade, on the subjeot of a continuation
of steam communioation between Liverpool and
The submarine cable was laid between Cagliari,
the capital of Sardinia, and the island of Malta
In seventy hours, and wits completed November 17.
By this step the despatch of the next news from
India will bo accelerated more than twenty-four
boors.. •
Wo an %iota the latest intelligence from the Con
tinent, received at London by telegraph :
PAR; s, Thursday evening.—M. Pould, the Min
ister of State, has loft here for England. Ills vi4it
is reported, as on a former occasion, to have re
ference to monetary matters. with a view to con
cert unity of notion between the banks of England
and France.
There is a rumor, founded on good authority,
that the French papers will reeeive a hint to mo
derato their tone as regards what they torm "the
English massacres In India."
The Emperor returns from Compiegne on Sun
From the London Times, Nov. 20.]
TIIIIRSDAY EVENING.—In all mercantile quar
ters there has boon a decided amendment to-day,
Not a single failure has been reported, and some
special causes of anxiety lately prevalent bare
been entirely removed. The stock market opened
with firmness at the prices of last evening ; and, al
though a slight reaction subsequently took place, a
steady tone was again manifested at the close.
Console for money wore first quoted 893 to
whence, owing to the impression that a further ad
vance in the rate of discount might be contempla
ted at the Bank, where the court did not break
up until a late hour a decline occurred to 891 to 1.
Finally, upon its becoming known that no altera
tion would be made, transactions wore again en
tered into at 89} to ) for money, and 801 for the
7th of December. Ono or two of the principal
dealers brought some stock upon the market dur
ing the morning, but the public generally showed
a disposition to continue their investments. Loans
on Government securities were in active demand
at 70 per cent. Bank stock left oli at 212 to 214;
reduced, 881 to 1; India stock, 212 to 214; India
bonds, 455. to 355. discount; and Exchequer-bills,
163. to 103. discount.
The private lotters from Paris describe a batter
fooling. Some or the American houses are begin
ning to got remittances, and the situation of the
Bank of France is improving. At other conti
nental cities there are likewise signs of an ap
proaching tendency to a revival of confidence.
A further amount of .020,000 Australian gold
was sold to the Bank to-day. It is also understood
that 50,000 sovereigns have boon .returned front
Tho L 526,000 in gold by tho Australasian will bo
delivered-in London to-morrow. It is expected
that a large portion, if not the whole, will be cold
to the Bank.
It bas been announced, by telegraph,
that the ^able of the Mediterranean Extension
Company has been laid between Cagliari and
Malta, a distance of about three hundred miles,
with perfect success. nonce there rill be an ac
celeration of a day or two in tho news by the next
Indian mail.
The bar silver brought by the last West India
packet has been sold at Olid per oz., showing no
alteration in the rate.
[From the European There, (Liverpool) Nov. 21. J
FRIDAY Ev IN(l.—Tbe gloom which for the pas
few weeks has spread over the commercial commu
nity has not been removed ; the cloud of distrus
still hangs over us,' and without any prospect o
relief until the meeting of Parliament.
The demand for money is exceedingly active,
both at the Bank of England and in Lombard
street; and although no advance has taken place
in the rate of discount at the bank, many rumors
have boon flying that such a step would be neces
sitated, and that the directors would be compelled
to advance the rate to eleven per cent. These re
ports most probably gained strength by the heavy
failures reported during the week—Chief amongst
which was the Wolverhampton Bank, ono long
established, and of old, high commercial reputa
tion. Tho accounts from Scotland and Ireland,
however, aro more satisfitotory, and the demand
for gold has for the time, as far as they are con
cerned, evidently exhausted itself, and pros
pects of a return of the bullion to the bank
cellars at an early period aro fully entertained.
The pressure upon almost all classes at the pre
sent erttloal period should cause general forbear.
once. The discount houses aro limiting their ac
commodation, and in all cases require full rates
for the best paper, considerably higher for other
descriptions. The timely arrival of gold per the
Eisen has produced a favorable feeling, and the
exports of specie to the Continent and the East
have been almost entirely suspended. The ad
vices from the United States are more satisfaotory,
and wo have had some amounts by theniail steam
ships returning to this country, chiefly, however,
for the purpose of covering bilks.
The high rates for money hero have rendered the
export of the precious metal an unprofitable pro
ceeding The intended summoning of Parliament
is the most satisfactory announcement that could
have accompanied the suspension of the Bank
charter net. While the causes of that event are
fresh they must bo thoroughly sifted and exposed.
The account in to-night's Gazette, under the
item of notes Issued, states that £2,000,000 of the
total mount aro issued under the authority of the
Government letter of November the 12th. In the
week ending Wednesday night last, the coin and
bullion was Wilber reduced, and on the above day
stood at ..1:6,484,092, being a decrease in the week
of £680,412.
Tho return from the Bank of England for the
week ending the 18th November gives the follow
ing results when compared with the previous week :
Public deposits £6,103,881 Increase £100,522
Other deposits. 13,050,162 Increase 1 023,051
Rest 3,433,600 Increase 09,114
On tho othor sido of the account:
securiti es 0,407,131 "'memo. ..... ...f.3.037,091
Other seCUITS.. 30,299,2T0 Increase 4,1115,817
Notes =lemon'. 404.001 Decrease 553,209
Tho amount of notes In °lnsulation is 422,150,004,
being an increase of 11,900,739 and the stock of
bullion in both departments is 10,481,000, showing
a decrease of .£600.412 when compared with the
mei:noting return. Of the £22,554,595 notes issued,
42 ; 000,000 ore issued under the authority of the
letter from the First Lord of the Treasury and the
Chancellor of the Exeltequer.
Mr. Massey, the new member for Salford, and
Under-Secretary in the Homo Office, has been
making a very foolish speesh to his constituents.
When coked if he hod anything to communieate
respecting the now Reform bill, ho replied that be
hod not—that ho was not a member of the Cabi
net, and did not know its secrets. This confession
of ignorance on the part of a member of the o
vernment was received with marked disapproba
Several Parisian firms arc said to have convoked
their most important creditors to concert with
them the necessary means to prevent a public fail
ure, anti probably come to a provisional suspension
of payment.
A Perlin letter of the 15th says: A noted and
undoubted Mimes (ncut has taken place not only
in the King's bodily, but his mental health within
the last five days. Ito supports carriage exercise
without fatigue, sleeps soundly. has recovered his
appetite, articulates freely, and has nearly recover
ed all the oonneoting links of his memory. Mean
time, scarcely a doubt exists in the minds of the
highest medical authorities that the Icing's brain
is affected by the disease called "softening:" a dis
ease pronounced Lobo incurable ; or, at all events,
leaving the door open to renewal of congestions!
Tho Sardinian Government has decided to sot at
liberty the heroine of the lilassinian attempt, Miss
Jessie Meriton White, annexing to her liberation
the condition, or rather the order, that she would
quit the country within five days.
A correspondent of the Bengal 111,101 a, wri
ting from Cawnpore, says that in more than ono
place on the walls of the chambers in which the
English ladies wore confined previous to their mur
der, are soratohed the words„” Remember us,"
" Revenge us."
General Neill has loft a family behind him.
"A national provision for them, and that a gene
rous one," observes the "is an honor which
such o general can justly chum from the tomb.
Suoh a provision will bo an honor to the dead and
to the living—to him who earned it, and to those
who receive it."
AN OATH or Vuvouaoe'n.—The following has
been communicated to the Poonah Observer
"By recent letters received from Brigadier Myer
look's force, it appears that on the arrival of the
detachment of the 78th Highlanders at that place
of skulls, Cawnpore, after the massacre of our
countrymen, women, and children, they by some
moans or other found the remains of one of General
Wheeler's daughters. The eight was horrible, and
aroused them to that pitch, that, gathering
around, they removed the hair from the poor girl's
head, a portion of which was carefully selected
and sent home to her surviving friends.
The remainder they equally divided amongst
themselves; and on each man receiving his care
fully served out portion, they all quietly and very
patiently applied themselves to the tedious talk of
counting out the number of hairs contained in
each individual's lot; and when this task was ac
complished, they ono and all swore most solemnly
by Heaven and the God that made them, that for
as many hairs as they hold iu their fingers, eo
many of the cruel and treacherous mutineers
should die by their hands ! an oath that they will,
no doubt, most religiously keep."
Tun Km or Decor.—A letter received in Glas
gow on the lOth repeats the rumor which the
Morning Herald published from Calcutta, to the
effect that the King of 'Delhi and the Queen had
been killed. The letter, which is dated Calcutta,
Bth October, says: "General Wilson, the officer in
command, knowing the temper of his noon, and
fueling the necessity of the ease, had issued orders
that no harm should be done to women and child
ren, but that no quarter was to be given to the
men. He was hound, however, to enforce the offi
cial command to secure and protect the persons of
the State criminals. He, therefore, placed the
royal rebels under arrest, the guard being supplied
from the different regiments in rotation. On its
coming to the turn of the let Bengal Fusiliers,
only sixty-four men of which survived the assault,
the guard rushed on the King and Queen with
their fixed bayonets and speedily despateheallthem
The officer on duty rushed forward to prevent the
vengeful retribution, but woo instantly served in
the sante way."
Richardson Brothers Sc Co 's Circular.
[Per Steamer America
Livartroot, 11 Mo. 20, 1857.—Cotton opened
firmly in the early partof the week at the advance
noted in our lost. Since Tuesday, however, there
has been a great pressure on the past of holders to
sell, and yesterday prices had declined to as low a
point as they ruled on that day week, the recovery
having been entirely lost. Market to-day a shade
bettor. Sales 2,000 bales.
Imports this week 11,557 bales. Total sales
20,530 bales of which speculators took 3,480, and
exporters 2,250, leaving to the trade 14,800 bales.
Quercitron Bark has attracted considerable at
tention at the reduced prices, and a largo business
has been done at fis. 9da7s. 3d per cwt for Balti
more, and Bs. Hags. for Philadelphia.
Lard is very dull, and although holders would
accept 603 no transactions have taken place.
Tallow opened firmly in the early part of the
week, at an advance of 25 per cwt., but has since
declined, and closes at 48s for P. Y. C. and North
America. Per delivery for the first three months
of next year, 49s is asked. Stock in London is es•
timated at 40,000 casks, against 15,000 same week
last year.
Beef —There has been scarcely anything done
this week, and the few retail sales made have been
at a decline of 5s per tierce on inferior description,
and about former rates for prime.
Pork.—Nothing doing. Nominal value SOsaBss;
but Irish is offering for forward delivery at the
latter figure.
Bacon—Very quiet, and is offering at reduced
prices, without bringing forward buyers.
Cheese.—A large quantity was put up to auction
on Tuesday, principally of medium quality, but
there being no bids, except at a decline of 4safig per
vet , the bulk was withdrawn. then, how
ever, the above decline has been submitted to.
Since our last the demand for all articles of the
trade has partaken snore of the nominal than real
character, and there has been almost a complete
cessation of business.
The lower classes of red Wheats have been some
what pressed fur sale, and considerably reduced
prices would have to be accepted to effect the same.
Indian Corn has also been snore freely offered,
and is obtainable at a further reduction in price
Deliveries of Wheat from our own farmers for
the past week consist of 91,010 qrs, against 100,848
qrs same week last year. Average price 51e Bd
per qr, against 04s 4d corresponding week last
Our market, this inernir.g, was only slenderly
attended, and but a ver7llmited business again re
sulted in any article of the trade; prices of most
articles aro somewhat irregular. White Wheat
may bo written 2ila3d per 70 lbs cheaper, and red
about the low price we have now arrived at
attracts some attention, but at the moment people
aro not generally disposed to increase their en
Flour was most difficult of sale, and the late ar
rivals of barrels are offering freely at a decline of
lags. per barrel, and which quite puts a stop to
any demand for Irish
Indian Corn was in very slow request at fla9d.
per qr. decline on mixed and yellow, but while,
from scarcity, was hold at former rates.
Oats, slow demand, at Id. per 45 lbs. decline,
and Meal most difficult of sale, although offered at
less money.
Itnports from limn 13th to limo 10th
consist of 11,081 qrs Wheat;3,74o qrs Indian Corn,
3,237 nooks and 8,702 barrels Floor. Exports for
same period, 4,005 qrs Wheat, 3.043 qrs Indian
Corn, 1,373 sacks and 1,470 barrels Flour.
We quote the value of American white Wheat
Os Malls lid ; extra 7se7s Otl; red 5s 91a6s 6d ; ex
tra Gs Sda7s 23 nor 70 lbs. Baltimore, Philadel
phia, and Ohio Plour 253a26s Gd; Western Canal
245a25s 6d per bbl Indian Corn, mixed and yel
low, 34s 0da3,33 ; white 41s par 480 lbs.
Alloys Othollo"— ,, The Toodles."
Equeßtrian Porfortnnuces."
JAYSIVB NUM ntLL , 0111181 NUT 5T11867, DLO
Barium! —Buckley , . Opera Troupe.
CIIIISTNOT,—Ethiopian Life Illugtrakd, concluding witb
a laughable afturpleco.
Oratorical Display.—Probably, more than
any other city In the Union, Philadelphia has been
celebrated for its street notorieties. We have spe
cial reference to that clam of curious individuate
who are excessively fond of making speeches in
front of newspaper offices, bank buildings, and
other public planes, on the most unintelligible sub ,
heats, and for the only purpose, as we imagine, of
earing themselves talk. We frequently meet
persons of this description in our perambulations
about town, and in common with others are in
duced to pay respectful attention to their exci
ting harangues. We have recently noticed an
addition to this already large force in the person
of a rather elderly woman, fond of liquor and
speechifying, who an evening or two since, by the
force of her eloquence, collected a verylarge crowd
around her, at the corner of Sixth and Chestnut
streets. 'While professing no political creed, she
stated that she was decidedly opposed to Democrats,
Whigs, Republicans, and Americans—all of whom
wore severely denounced. One ambitious young
ster, who professed adhesion to the Democracy,
had his feelings deeply wounded by her speech,
and he resolved, in defence of his cherished prin
ciples, to bo revenged.
(lathering together several smaller urchins of
similar sympathies, he ordered them to commence
groaning and hissing, which they did with remark
able unanimity. Enraged beyond measure, the
excited woman endeavored to capture and punish
the dleorderlies, but without success. Returning
to her place she resumed her remarks, creating
thereby no little disturbance. She was just about
to finish a powerful invective against the "De
mocracy" when she became surrounded by stars;
and under the influence of the powers generally
attributed to these shining bodies, she was removed
from the scene of bar oratorical effort, and placed
under the fostering care of that goodold nurse,
Solitude, who, with a kindness unknown to the
minions of the law, without fear of molestation,
will allow her to exercise the promptings of her
genius. and dye her hands (metaphorically) in the
blood of her opponents.
We have in memory one greatly afflicted with
the n oratorical disease." This ruling passion of
a class of weak minds took strong possession of
hint, and he seized every occasion to manifest it
with a refreshing disregard of propriety.
ills rhetoric may be described as noisy, voluble,
unintelligible, and diffuse, exemplifying almost
every change of voice, variety of attitude, and di.
varsity of gesture given by Fowler in his cole•
brated "Dramatic and Oratorical Expression,"
though not applied exactly as laid down in that
acknowledged authority. Our friend, by the way,
like other groat men, has a weakness for good
liquor, though he generally imbibes a bad article
on account es the scarcity of something better. Ile
figured quite extensively during the recent " un
employed" meetings, and was the chosen speaker
at most of these gatherings. Ills remarks on the
n dignity of labor" were always cheered, though
not a few wondered why the orator was constantly
Tho last time ho presented himself before
the public gaze, es the workingman's advocate, ho
was full of the " rights and wrongs of labor," and
lot out the intellectual accumulated in this style:
R'okingmen of Philadelphia: This is a great
country, and wo (workingmen) aro its ornaments.
(Applause.) Wo aro passing through a great
crisis, such as was never before seen and will
never again occur. (Renewed applause.) I toll
you that we are the people, and should rise in
our majestic strength and say to the speculators
who feed upon our life-blood, that the hungry
lion will net be quieted. (Enthusiastic applause )
Send such mon as me, such men as us, to Congress,
and we will make the right kind of laws for the
clown-trodden workingmen of Philadelphia Lot
us go to the legislative halls, who understand your
wants, and all will be well. (Terrific applause
and shouts of "Good "' "That's so!" and cheers.)
Now is the time to strike the deadly blow at op
pression, and crush out tyranny. 11 0 are in the
right, and must succeed. We can never fail, so
long as sce seek to overthrow the manufacturers
and capitalists. (Overwhelming and deafening
applause, which continued several minutes, during
which the greatest enthusiasm and excitement
Mr. President, continued our orator, growing
warm and energetic, the glory era good deed is
eternal. We aro contending for the dignity of the
men of hardy frames and holiest hearts, and we
must prevail over our foes. We can never fall
from the position we have assumed
At this moment the platform gave way, and all
who were on it wore precipitated roughly to the
ground. The orator was inuoh bruised oboist the
bead and face, and made a narrow escape from
being seriously injured. After wining the dirt
from his clothes and the blood from his face. he
wended his way homewards, wisely resolving to
sock other occasions thou those offered by " unem
ployed" meetings for his "oratorical displays."
Thus has lie fallen from the position ho assumed
The Poor of the Nineteenth It
Nineteenth ward is in a worse condition than any
other ward in the city, as by far the greater num
ber of their inhabitants are of +hat class who do
pond upon their daily toil for the means of obtain
ing the necessaries of life. Tho panic having closed
the avenues of trade, they are left without work
and, consequently, without bread. Great numbers
of persons who, prior to the present time, never
knew want, are now without the means of obtain
ing food. To alleviate their misery a society has
been formed; but so great is the destitution, and
on few able to contribute, that tho society hag boon
unable to do much thus far. Some two or three
I years ago the Provident Society of the Nineteenth
ward earned an enviable reputation. The same men
who so worthily conducted its affairs are engaged
in the present undertaking. and will no doubt as
faithfully disburse whatever may bo received for
that purpose. Will not some of our liberal citi
zens who have somewhat to spare, come forward
and aid the "Provident Society" in their effort to
relieve the distressesiof the poor? Give them the
moans : their already acquired good name is suit.
dent guarantee of the application of all donations
in a proper manner.
Stephen Taylor, Esq , City Controller, is the
president; Adam Warihman, Esq., Fourth below
Franklin street, treasurer; Alderman E. J. Me-
Donegal, secretary, No. 535 Frankford Road;
either of whom will be pleased to receive dona
tions of provisions, clothing, money, ibo
dl Commendable Object—Grand Concert in
aid oft& Poor.—We learn that active prepara
tions are now being made for a grand concert in
aid of the orphans of St. John's Asylum, which is
to take place on Friday evening, the 11th instant.
Mr. E. A. Marshall has very kindly granted the
use of the Academy of Musio for the occasion, and
a number of distinguished vocalists have volun
teered their services. It is expected that this
connect will be one of the largest and most brit-
Mint of the season. Tho object in view is cer
tainly commendable. The concert, while it will
afford agreeable entertainment to those who patro
nize it, will bring relief to many of the neglected
orphans of oar city.
Vagrant Thicres.--Jolin Brown, John Davis,
and John Roxborough were arrested by Otlicer
Wallace, yesterday morning, on the wharf, having
in their possession a quantity of rope, valued at
forty dollars. They were brought to the Central
Police Station, and committed to answer by Alder
man Enou. The reporter of an evening paper, in
alluding to those three prisoners, states that " they
appeared before the alderman almost enveloped
by animation." This is certainly brilliant and
Serious Stabbing Case.—During an alterca
tion which occurred in Duffy's court yesterday
afternoon, a man named Ludwig Hossuth was
stubbed in the left side by amen named Henry Me-
Dowle, and it is thought fatally injured. Mebowlo
was arrested and taken before Alderman Moore,
of the Fourth ward, who committed him to await
the result of the wound inflicted upon Kossuth
The affair caused considerable excitement in the
neighborhood. The wounded man was conveyed
to the Pennsylvania Hospital.
Grand Jurors, commencing December 7,1857:
William T. Doyle, George Esher, David Farrell,
Thomas M. Femington, Samuel J. Finley, George
Gaudier, William C. Haines, 'MOWS Hardcastle,
Andrew J. Holman, John Hessler, Jr., Albertus
King, John S. Lowry, Henry Marcus, Jacob S.
Myeri, Martin Murphy, Thomas McDonough, Wm.
V. McGrath, John McWhorter, John 11. Parker,
William W. Sharp, James Wilson, Charles Young,
Ridiard Young, Charles W. Zimmerman
Larceny of .Money.—Yesterday afternoon,
before Alderman Eueu, Walter Peters was com
mitted on the charge of the larceny of three hun
dred and twenty-five dollars in money from the
store of Mr. Mingle, No. 103 Market street. 'The
accused went into the store and inquired for a
gentleman, whom he was informed was engaged.
While the back of the proprietor was turned the
larceny was effected.
Malicious Mischief.—Yesterday afternoon
James Kingsbury was taken before Alderman Eneu
on the charge of driving his furniture oar into the
hack of Thomas Nicholson, on the rail-track in
Dock street, in consequence of which the spring of
the hack was broken The accused was held to
bail to answer.
Death from Want and Exposure.—Coroner
Fenner bald an inquest yesterday morning on the
body of a colored man named Alfred Dill, about
twenty-seven ynirs of ago, who died at a late hour
on Thursday night, from want and exposnre. 'A
verdict was rendered by the coroner's jury in ac
cordance with the eiroumstances.
The Corner Stone of the Pennsylvania Train
ing School for Feeble-minded Children will be
laid on the new site of the institution, in Media,
Delaware county, on December Bth, at 12 o'clock
H. Tho presence of several distinguished persons,
who will assist in the exercises, is expected.
Serious Railroad ✓lcrident.—Last evening a
lad named Thomas Golden, aged about twelve
yours, was run over at Port Richmond by a coal
ear, and had his legs crushed in a very shocking
manner. Re was taken to the Pennsylvania Hos
Vtsit of the Mayor of Baltimore —Mayor
Swann, of Baltimore, is now in this city. Mayor
Vaux yesterday entertained him with the usual
hospitalities of the city, and conducted him through
the public buildings In the raw and other institu
Rev. I. D. Williamson, D. D., repeats his
great sermon on the Immortality of the Soul" to
morrow evening, at 7/ o'clock, in the Cheat of the
Messiah, Locust, east of Broad street. Dr. Wil
liamson is one of the ablest theologians in this city.
The Retail Bagmen along many of our prin
cipal streets, as we learned by inquiry yesterday,
is extremely dull, although the prospect for a
change for the better is decidedly encouraging.
The State Poultry Exhibition, after a suc
cessful week, closes this evening. The exhibition
has been one of surpassing interest, and has been
visited by thousands of our citizens
The police returns made to Mayor Vaux yes
terday were entirely devoid of interest. The dif
ferent districts were unusually orderly during
Thursday night.
PUILADELPHIA, Dec. 4, 1857
Depression and inactivity continue to prevail in
every department of trade. Tho time for the easy
purchase and shipment of our agricultural pro
ducts has nearly gone by, and the greater portion
of the cotton and breadstuffs remain in the hands
of the producers. The farmers and planters par
take of the general distrust, and find an additional
motive for delay in sending to market in the re
duced prices, which many of them, In spite of all
reason and experience, believe will prove only
The merchants evince no disposition to contract
now obligations, and all seem disposed to lie quiet
until the groat business of liquidation has gone on
further towards completion. In this state of corn•
memo are to be found many features of encourage-
ment for the future, and every reason for the be
lief that when active operations are recommenced,
they will be conducted upon a solid basis of cau
tion, prudence, and healthy confidence, which will
insure us for some time to come from the anxieties
and embarrassment which have so widely resulted
from our immersion into the opposite conditions of
the past two years.
The proposed exchange of Allegheny county
bonds for Pennsylvania Railroad stook, which the
president of the company has endeavored to effect
on behalf of the bondholders, has fallen through ;
the county commissioners having decided that
they had no legal power to make the exchange.
An application will probably be made to the next
Legislature for tho necessary authority, when the
proposed arrangement will be carried out.
The Baltimore Sun says :
The suspension of Robt. Clinton Wright, of this
city. is announced. This will be generally re
gretted, as Mr. Wright has long been one of our
most enterprising and esteemed merchants, being
largely engaged en the Rio trade. He states that
his suspension in nowise affects the house of Max
well, Wright, d Co., of Rio, with which he is con
The Evening Bulletin says :
We have a much more active coat trade to report
this week than we expected a week ago, the mild
weather having re-opened the canals, which were
closed for two days by the ice. The following is a
statement of the receipts of coal from the Lehigh
and Schuylkill regions, for the weak and season :
1857. Week. Season. Week. Season.
Canal 19 518 890.759 3,011 1,236,597
Railroad 9,976 418,230 47,155 1,732,525
Total '20,494 1,-309,995
1850. Week. Season. Week. Season.
Canal 19,345 1,180,415 32,195 1,148.020
Railroad 13,007 157,872 47,839 2,121,514
25.352 1,333,297 79,834
1856. 1851.
Lehigh Canal 1 180,425 800.759 Dee.. 289,668
Railroad.... 157,872 418,238 1nc..W0,364
Schuylkill Cana1...1.146,920 1,238.597 Ino., 90,577
Railroad. 2,121,514 1,732 525 Dec.. 389,959
4.8115,831 4,278,117 Dea..327,714
following are the receipts of coal for the week
ending Thursday, Deo. 3, 1857 :
Prom Port Carbon.....
" Pottavillo
.• Bebnylk ill Haven
" Port Clinton
Total for week
Previously this year
To Ramo timo last year
The following table gives a classification of the
several articles imported by the United States
during tho year ending June 30, 1857:
Woollens 531,280,218
Haw Wool 2,125,744
Cottons 28,085,727
Flax and Hemp
Goods 1.1.061,124
Raw llemp 2,353,891
Laces and Ern-
Sugar V 12,7713,501
Moll.. 8,259,173
Coffee 2,4 6,75 S
Tea 5,775,173
Iron fabrics.... 25,05.1,109
Copper 3,G18,723
Tin 5,866,098
Hats and Straw
Hotels 2;240,923
Gunny Gloth... 2,1.9,793
Watches, &c... 5,150,871
China & Glass. 6,10.1 270
Lead 3,209,182
Hides &Leather 14,810,1:0
Salt 2,032,58.3
ltags 1,448,125
Flaxaeed 3.203,824
Saltpetre 1,150,825
Indigo &Madder 2,385,081
Furs 2,355,540
Wines 4,271,181
Braudy,Gin &c, 6,016,000
Cigars & Tobacco 5,601,555
Moicellaueoua.. 43,603,514
Fruit-A Spicex.. 4,167,499
11111 V, 011 s, hc. OA 00,960
Guano 1,201,476
Hooks h rxper4 1,702,8:93
Silks 30,537,292
310,432 310
032—over last year in the
no lees than $23,171,042
lite of sugar and molasses
Total In 1857
Last year
Of the excess—s:37,996,
total of above purchases,
is from the increased vas
alone, as follows :
IMPORT OP SUGAR AND moyassaa-1856-7
In 1856, 545,754 tbs. sugar, value of 6T2.529,969
In 1656, 23,617.674 gallons molasses 4,334,668
Total /art year
Of Phial from Spanish Wands 75,809,251
In 1857, 777,093.215 !be iugar, value of 42,770,501
lu 1857, 12 705,814 gallons molasses 8,251,175
Total thts year
01 o 61011 from Syavish islancla
The estimates of the appropriations required for
the expenses of the United States Government, for
the fiscal year ending Juno 39,1559, as reported
by Mr. Cobb, the Secretary of the Treasury, are
as follows:
Foreign intercourse and miscellane
ous, including the expenses of col
lecting the revenue from sales of
public lands, public buildings, and
expenses of courts $9,090,603 92
To supply deficiencies in the revenue
of the General Post Office
Indian Department
Army proper, So., including ruiseel
!enema objects
Military Academy
Fortifications. ordnance, ..te
Naval estimates....
Steam mail service
To the estimates aro added statements showing,
first—Appropriations for tho fiscal year ending
June 30, 1858, made by former acts of Congress, of
a specific and definite character, as follows:
Miscellaneous, including expenses of
collecting revenue from Customs $4,809,910 14
Compensation to General Post Moo
for mail servioe
Arming and equipping milita
Civilization of Imam
Internit on public debt
Second—ExiAing appropriations not required for
the service of the present fiscal year, and which
may be applied to the service of the year ending
Juno 30, 1859, as follows :
Foreign intercourse and ruiscellane-
OUS $Z,350,61.6 43
Interior Department—Ponaions and
War Department.
Navy Department
Grand total
There is else a statement of the soveral appro-
Friations whioli may be carried to tho supplies
und, amounting to $566,031 26.
following is the amount of coal transported on the
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, from the let
to the 3d inst., inclusive :
From Port Carbon
o Pottsville
Schuylkill Haven
" Port Clinton
Total for three clays.
Previounly this year
To Fame time last year
The following era to-day's guotatioius for Specie,
by Cronise Ir. Co , Bullion and Specie Broken, 40
Booth Third street, payable in bankable funds:
Amer. X D011ue,01d..1.05 Am Gold, old colnage.l 01
X " " ..1 03 Sorereigus 490
Mexican D01h0r......1.00 I " old - ....4 93
South Am. " ..1.05 Napoleons(N/France). 391
Spanish Pillar Dollars 1 00 Ten Guilders 404
Fire Franca 08 Ten Thalere 1 95
German Crewris 108 " " Prussian-8.10
French " 110 Ducats 2.25
American Gold 2 to 2g premium.
New York Exchange I'' to 2X
Boston IX to 2 "
Baltimore .g I,X to 1% 1113.
Deeembez 4, 1357.
Reported by R. Manly, Jr., Stoat Broker, No
80} Walnut street.
1000 CY& 11 61'83 ...TO
900 Fichoyl Nay 35'82.513
100 do '82.613/
1000 do '82.43135
2000 N Pelln R Os
600 do 54,4
2000 do Si
500 do 59
1000 do 54
SOO do 633
3000 Trenton It 61....61
IWO Penn 55 8435
200 do 843 j
200 City 08 C&P.B43{
100 do 8935
600 Elm R. 76.2dmrt.51
5 Morris Canal pfd.9l
4000 Leh Vol R 64....6414
1000 do ....85wn.6434
1000 do e 5.6434
200 N Penn R 9„N
CO do s 5. 9,11
30 Peals
1350 Schl NOM 0 B Pn.Bs I
3000 N Penn R Bs 10t5.54
1000 do ... 2days.s4
1000 Schl Nov. .68 .6134
1000 Mor 02'1 6stswn.l3
1000 City Coup 60 24E41
1000 City 13,3 risw.ol3(
505 Penn 5s 8434
1 Lehigh Scrip ....3514
Bid. Asked.
13 States Os' .e 4.3.11
Plaits OS int 011.84 84
" '• 1113.81 8434
New.9l 0234
Pennsyle 84,14
Reading It 0 6X 27
do Bonds '7014 7534
do Atli W 4-1.031 88
Penns RR.— —39 89X
Pdrirris Caul Con 48 48
Reba 18 68 82 ...6134 6134
5t0ck.....1134 12
Correspondence of The Press.]
NEW YORE. Dec. 4-5.20 P. N.
There is an evident return of " want of confi
dence." A fear of disasters abroad weighs down
.the entire community, and until this fear is proved
to be groundless, Ido not see any chance of any
movement towards a return of that confidence so
essential to financial health. The banks, as might
be expected, are doing harm by being tighter than
ever, and adding to the panic, and the money len
ders are bolding out for higher rates, looking to
another harvest.
Literally nothing is doing. No one who has not
the best State stocks, and the very best railroad
securities to pledge, can get a dollar. Those for
tunate to possess these securities can get money at
Ba 7 per cent. on call, while the best signatures
Fay from 18a2-1 per cent. in the street. Sterling;
exchange is quite inactive at 10Sla1091 for sixty,
days. Paris, 5.25a5.174.
(told is active. The California bars have been,
all bought up at 100b1001; sovereigns are bought $4.90; Napoleons $3.83, and American.
gold at 100 fa/. A very large sum—probably a
million and a half—will go out to-morrow, and as.
much more ea Wednesday. The gross receipts of
specie in Boston, and New York. and New Or•.
leans, for November, have been $10,745,417, au t
the exports of specie during the same month from
the two first-named ports, have been $3,329,910.
The meeting of the drug and spice imparters to
reduce their credits, was held yesterday, and re
sulted in the adoption of a resolution recommend
ing an adherence to the four-months system.
The injunctions against the Mercantile, Charter
Oak, and Bxchnnge Banks of Hartford, Conn.,
have been removed, and the banks will shortly re
sume business as usual
The business of the Sub Treasury to-day WAS as
follows :
Total receipts, $72,820.75-572,009 from Cus
toms. Total payments, $175,32.2.56 ; tatalbalance,
There has been a heavy deolino in almost the
entire list of stocks. The market was very dull,
and an utter dearth of outside buyers. A great
reaction is looked for, equal to that of October,and
you will recollect I predicted this more than a
week aoo, when every one seemed to have turned
bull. Erie closed at 171 ; Illinois Central at 91;
New York Central at 741 ; and Galena and Chi
cago at 731; Reading fell off d, and La Orasse and
Milwaukee. 1.
. .
Railroad bonds also tend doarnWard,with a very
dull market; and the same may be said of bank
shares and State stooks. Several prominent
brokers told ma that they have never witnessed a
much duller day.
There was a revival at the Corn Exchange.
Flour is 15e hotter than yesterday, and °owe
(lneptly ids worse than Wednesday's closing
price. The grain market, however, is depressed,
and provisions are not much changed; if any
thing, they are rather lower. At the Second
Board there was a further important decline, as
will be seen by the bulletin of ales.
75,176 2,909,12-.2
IMO II 8,61.137 ex int 109
6000 N St ea, '73 109
5000 Ohio 6e, 'B6 103
5000 Mich State ea 91
1000 'Tenn oa, '9O 83%
6000 Misanuri 6's 79
7,000 Virginia 6'a tsg
5000 111 Reg Ode BIX
3000 Erie 13.11, 1875 39
4000 Brie Cone '7l 30%
1000 L Cr & nan L 430
1000 711 Co Bda a SS
22 Bohm Bk 1003
10 Bk State of :IT 90
5 Bk of Commerce 92
25 Amer Ex Bk 86
50 Metropolitan Bk 95
100 Am Coal Co 22
78 Del & Mud Co 101%
50 do sBOlO4
50 do e3O 104%
11 Deena Coal Co 61X
100 Climb Coal Co 10X
50 Canton Co 17%
20e N Y Ce n R 660 75
10 do 74%
63 de opg 75
25 do tit 75
30 do pke 75%
150 do opg 71%
100 do 74%
7,.10 La Cr & Mil 13
300 do e 5 11%
50 do 010 12
lib do Lao 11
160 do 11 x
20 Chick Rk Isl R 75%
30 do 75
Tone. Cwt
. 8,549 15
ado 00
10,442 10
.2,030 00
i,41 1 : °A
I,= 691 06
1,146,021 03
ASHES—The market is quiet—sales of Pots at
$6.87/3V, and Pearls at $0.371316 50.
COTTOH—The market is irregular, and only a
few sales bare been male at a decline tinder
the America's news of Irs.l of a cent. We quote
middling uplands at 11 cents, and good middling
at 111 cents.
Fisu—The demand is moderate, and prices are
nominally unchanged.
Fcot n, ttc.—The demand for western canal flour
is more active, and the market is better and more
settled. The inquiry is in part for export, but
mainly for the home trade.
The sales aro 12,000 bbls at $4.5544,65 for com—
mon to good State; $4.75a55 for extra do; $4 555.
$4.05 for superfine Indiana and Michigan; $4 75a.
$5 65 for extra do; $5.7545.80 for common to goods
extra Ohio; $5.8047 for good to choice do; $5.75a
$7.25 for St. Louis brands; and $3.5547.75 for
extra Genesee, the latter price for "Leroy Mills,"
an extreme price.
Canadian Flour is 5c better, and in fair request:
the arrivals are not large; sales of 660 bbls at
$4 6044 70 for superfine, and $4.95a56.30 for ex
tra brands. Southern Flour is offered freely, and
the better grades are dull and lower. The sales
are 800 bbls at $5 1043 30 for mixed to good
brands; Baltimore, do, $5.4046 90 for the better
Rye flour is heavy and inactive at S 3 3044.35.
Corn meal is in limited demand at $3.50 forJersev.
Buckwheat flour is saleable at $2.12142.25 per 160
°usu.—The demand for wheat is moderate—
the arrivals are not large and the demand is
mainly for milling, and there is more steadiness.
The sales aro 7,000 bus at 99a51.15 for damaged
Southern; $1.20 for white Indians; Sl.4ofor white
Michigan, and $1.4141.50 for white Kentucky.
Rye is lower and is dull; the supply is fair ; sales
of 2,700 bus at 73c for Northern. Oats are better
and more active—sales of State and Western at 43
a4Bc. Barley and barley malt are unchanged and
Corn is rather better—the demand is fair for the
local trade and the supply not 80 large ; sales of
15,000 bus at 67a771 for new Southern yellow, 79
for old and new Southern yellow mixed, 83 for old
Southern yellow, and 82 for Western mixed, in
46 626,166
3,854,000 00
769 500 00
1,437,104 49
14,076,619 49
182,804 OD
3,485,113 00
13,680,448 23
935,84 00
NAVAL STORES.—Spirits Turpentine., owing to
the small supply on sale, is very firmly held, but
the demand is only moderate—sales of 400 bbls at
43c cash. Crude remains dull and prices somewhat
nominal. Common rosin is in limited request, but
prices are without essential change—sales of 700
bbls at $1.324 per 310 lbs. delivered by lighter.
In other descriptions there is nothing of moment
()mg.—The inquiry or all kinds continues very
limited. Linseed is less animate, but prices are
unchanged—sales of 3,000a4,000 gallons at 53a54c.
Crude whale is still languid; and in the absence of
sales prices are merely nominal. There is a little
more inquiry for crude sperm for export, induced
by the low prices current, but holders are demand
ing higher rates, which checks business ; better sell
it, however, when there is a demand, than force it
on the market when orders may be withdrawn.
Some importers are now asking $1.03, but there are
no buyers at present that will pay over $1 pergal
lon, cash, and this may be considered an extreme
price. Other kinds are equally inactive, but prices
are unchanged.
Pnovistoss.—The demand for pork is limited and
prices tend downward, sales 200 bbls at $17417 50
for mess—the inside price for delivery next week ;
and $l5 50a516 for prime.
Beef is heavy at the decline—the demand is of a
retail character, and the arrivals liberal; sales of
170 barrels at $5.75a80.75 for country prime, soa
$lO for ditto mess, $11.50a313.50 for repacked
Western mess, and $11a514.75 for extra ditto.
Prime mess is in fair demand at former prices.
Beef hams are dull at $14416.75. Bacon is
in fair request; sales of clear for California at
12 cents. English middies are quiet and prices
aro nominal.
50,312,013 18
700,000 00
200,000 00
10.000 00
1,445,314 35
$7,165,224 49
1,341.570 98
3,599,920 08
4,291,479 93
$16,588.588 35
$74,064,755 in
. -
Cut meats nre in moderate demand at 'nag cents
for shoulders and 91a101 for barns. Dressed bogs
are in fair demand at OaGl cents. Lard is firm—
the stock of prime is light; sales of 120 barrels
and tierces at 101101 cents, and small lots at 10la
101 cents.
Butteris plenty and the demand is light at 12a
10 oents for Ohio, and 14a290 for State. Cheese is
plenty and quiet at 6381.
Ric e--Prime is scarce and other grades are dull
an d h e a v y sales at s3as3 25 per 100 lbs.
StoAns.--Moro has been done this morning and
prices nre a shade better—sales of 400 hlids Cuba
at 6017.1 c, mostly for refining. The feeling was
much improved, and the demand for our refiners
was good.
Tens. Cwt
6.020 13
1,144 10
11,825 02
.22,972 19
30,1(6 ua
1 Penn R ...... ....291(
4 do .. 39,V
10 Caindarnb R.... 99
2 do 92
7 Reading R 7'
5 d 0.... .... .27
1200 Near Creek.
50 &hi Nor pfd. 55.18 3';
8 Bonk of Penn...l4 w
1 do 14%
12 do 14%
15 Lon;ar 11k...b5.109
10 do b 5.108
9 Farnakillach Bk. 52
1 Meehan'. 11k...MX
10 lAitett Ilk Cam..4o
50 Reading It
10 Harriabiarg rex
50 Sell NI" pfd .a5vr0.13
60 1. Island B 10
10 Bank of Peon 144
100 Girard Bk b 0 lots. 9.. X
10 Penn It
H do 39
15 Long Island Et 93s
1 Bank of Senn 111
00 Girard Bank 9X
59 do 9X
63 do 9X
50 do ......
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10 do 1;0. 9,14
da , 82. pre! IS 13 A:
Waisp't & Elm Rl3 14
de Ist mort 7's 63 71
I do do 'Zhu 633{ 61
Long Island.... 9X 10X
Vicksburg 6x 7
Girard Bank 9 9X
Lehigh Zinc yi 1
Union Canal 43 4X
New Creek
Catawiasa B. R.. 6 Tx
175 Erie Railroad 18
200 do x 6017%
350 do 17%
200 do 1317%
150 do 17%
200 do alO 17%
100 do 17%
155 do V%
50 Harlem ft D
100 Harlem Pf B 1110 32 ,
100 Mich Southern WE
20 do 28%
50 - do s 3 20
100 Reading B. 63j
840 do 53
100 do 1.050 53
100 do 160 51%
300 do a3O 52
900 do $lO 524
70 Mich .9 dr NI Prof 34E
50 do 34%
250 Panama 11 93l
250 do 93
50 do 560 .02%
25 do 93%
20 Gal dc Chic It 76
50 do 610 75
27 do 74 34
320 do 110 74
50 do b3O 74
160 do 73 34
155 Clay dr Tot B 44
100 do 43%
300 do 43%
100 do 43
250 do 43E
50 do 43%
35 CB to Quincy 11. 32