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shoterfrand.ltJudge: Penman, rano-the chair.
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E "no;'irlvatiliingtort 'and
t, , q.ehiiirinan ,, of:..the,Comniittee,nn ferriteries of
the thilk,ingr!les;"ahich ' passed
-fie cOrdisEy"aini%enelfgeticsity
'' - 'lf*ltiatetrocatr - atitia , hila opposition to
Att l e) . atteropte4y mite of the -minority in the
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CfoLAl4ol l #DsoNl it
''„;" „ „ eilao ratio
bandfdatefOr.Speaker at
tike; COMmeneemenCof the Jost Congress,
-haying reeld , ?ed thefull vote of the Democratic
iitte,hbrnited belhAs, 'and
yr ,teridereid gm huportini aPpeintMerit ,of
-,)--Governor ofNehrinitadylireidentituenenAN,
'of" iii.Cilllgitigatihed service.
*Ho feet . , - that 'theiii two gentlemen openly
"and enhiely op-operate in their'course on this
great - question,_ will Send a thrill of joy
threugliont'l the Union,' and' will unite tie"
Dionopratid partY orywhore_m
,support: of
the wilt of, tiitipajority.
--:•-•.; ,- -Ireictispiendid - artieles from this indidel South
-„ ern xteriepnpni will be found 41 itizothei Forged
.%olltri:,l*e . tifs:efllo lOckidng. 16-will bk
ienn:Aliaktlfe•ndiarn, iflip,_,hvie long enjoyed
the contidenetiotthe Demiettiey etKentucky,
• i'efutiele:etriki; hands- frith the Wtutingion
Tnfoii the other gidioiates of the minority
Calhoun donstitution.. The' 'views of the .De=
• •
mitre are not ..only ably, but fearlessly ex
pressed, and prove what we Saidli few days
:,7,7i1,gb; that' tithing ' is; more "certain to awaken,
the fealoinifeari.Of the:sena' Cenatitutional
, thinkers of the § - until!, thiuisuitaemlit to over
gormand -nullity the great. principle, that the
L.vrtll of the majority shall title. .
pave no 1/931:4,!-I),'om this, ';and' other in-
dieatimii, that the conservative Democrats of
:-',.:‘ . 4tliciAenth:the.friends of thit ,Union, and • the
real advocates of .the Constitution, ;will unite
With the NortherirDesnocrats bidefenne of this
eternal:priaCiple; And' ao.4irevetit that sec.
which -tire enemies Of .otir, Republic
}have intik/40ring- to bring about for the last
'tirenti years: : - There itf no portion of 'Our
• country wldc4-14 8 nut Bred from frauda.
thin the city of Louliville,
welttindeistond:tha motiiii That im
. pals high-toned men -like the editors of the
• 'Arm:coat to resist the' same wrong
, when itis attempted 'to ,be enforced against
the people of-Kansas. - '
• The ~-Petoraburg, 'Va., inietlidencer, lin
.:American paper, charges—
1. 'ail the , Northern rand Bouthern-wings of
'Demo were as wide astinder 118 the Pales
'* - --' , lllollo..ointorprolotfoio of the moaning of the Kan-
2. - That the .Boutte 4 qlatteaded aril hoped that
- would audio 'that Unita* , a
its nad ,I 1
fil's , -,Alr's u ta .
To wbiop :
The NorthailiandSouthOrnitioniocracy
agreed upon the positive and distinct mu
% raticea ottholtanitts-Nebraaloi bill it‘Tharthe
,SaM f t. ,BE PEE-
.Tos - vjitir AND-ItEGII
;THEIR. pwrzlyAr.? , • -
Petersburg ,South-Side. Democrat
tho scicond sOlogstion thus ,
1160 'fat from 'claiming thatlbis aotuf legislation
would make a slave Btaterinany:of the most sago,
Otous and influential of the statesmen of the South
frankly orMooded that Kansas would be free.
,HuntiKitt, ispseoli of Fab . , 24th; 11354,
said , 7 . -- • ' - •• - -
DoeiCaily• man believe that you' will have a
' sliVeholding Statist° Kalmar,. or Nebraska?"
Brown; of Mbislasippi,' said : .
Slaiery. will never have a riding place in
tbbeeTerritiorisit"' - •
Jar... Badges, of:Nort' Carolina, an authority
Whioh - the liitclligoarer will hardly . venture to
'peach; Said: ' " •
-"I have no more Mead seeing a 'Slave popula.
Alen 'either Kansas or than I have of
- -'seeing It in' Misisachsisetts." - ;- •
Mr. - Butler ' of South Carolina: - ' '
" If Ms.° Statearaltould ever come into the Union
from those Territories, it is certain that not more
thaitone of them - could; In any possible event, be
a slaveholding State; and I have not the slightest
idea-that even one would be." -
. These are bat a few among a number of similar
expressions of opinions by members who sustained
the Kansas bill by their acts and verve through ail
its stages to its.fmal passage—all, too, man from
the So/ a / 4 . : = :
• 3; Whatever f the ,North may have a hoped
pretended' , ad Kansas under the
Nebraska bill, the Democrats and all fiends
of BUcuANAN did to more tlimi assure the
• people 61'112n:tie that, in the event of his eloc
:-• 'thaw; the will of, the majority should prevail"_
in a fair election. may have hoped to see
A a free:" State, precisely as' many Southern
„num hoped that It might be a slave State; but
'if the majority, fairly 'ascertained, were in
, favor- bf Mare- State; we of the North
Would have yielded without a murmur:
Never, in political history, was a question
more fully discussed, or it iledge more fro-
ipiently or more', honestly - given, Slavery is
nothing to Tel, -so Jong as the ballot-boxes de
'it after a fair ,co'nte,st.', It Is a matter
With which as a "citlzOn - of 'another State,
have nothing to do; but when 'it is, forced
-'.:.upon a State by the distinct violation of the
- .)Srganic act, passed by the representatives of
.of all the States, and hi glaring
-Apxleilance of the solemn pledges of all the friends
-. 4af that act, it becomes odious 'to us, in what
,: over light we may consider it,,'
t(Nireinustibe allowed to say that, tut it was con-.
tondeditynnr antagonists, that the Convention of
' , Kansas -had power to-en eat and ghtelosniediato
5 1 5, - validity P-to 'that • clause of the' new :Constitutioa
which regulated the right of suffrage, we do not'
: 0 0P-why It shoisid not Savo- this power to legalise
I L • I: Y AW:TS P rg ai an li n of eal b iLl u nlt m orr i rliet:
inquire whether ; a rennolipan Constitution, pre:
seated, by a Stats, has been astoptid In accordance
.. with aortal': salmi of State oropisation prescribed
:14 Congress, 'than we have to, catechise a stibscri
, bor who'-pays, hie subscription, whether he has
come honesty by the money which he cress tt.
The cantor of 'the Booth ibrgiti the notion of
school, of statesmen in
. 1850, against the
admission- of CalifOinia 'into' the Union, and
the threat; 'They, Olide v itt case she was admit.
te(twithOuteertaticioncessions being made to
• their 4:motion-of the country. If ho Will road
,oyer, the speeches of Sonaters Ifinrrza,
sow" Solitz tit-e. and 'others, ho,
~vlll.Ailsf these objeCtions took a wide
rangoi , that they-instated that Congitiss should
"WhOtbektib Ciiastiftitiott of Califon
` boon adoptod in accordance withcor
- talm.rales pf atate; ergardiatiOn i" that the
tionventlon•et California was; not a fair repro
' "ntnitatiori of the teciplev,'(thougli," be it remeni-'
baled, it was a thonsa4flinoS more so than
ivhiCh - has -just given birth to Um 'Cal;
ileum Constitution Iy• that it was in violation of
preCodent, thatits boundaries, were too exten
ts ref:Orin/rig ; to see the In
deatiletureigern eas,of tbe oa - u4h ko bring
qui Union ; under 'the' Constitution
: x !soliied . bx.a Convention- "without a cOristita
t.l,,gflOry,a4(l,- npf-t,ekinled to be,.. referred to' the
when - tlie same gentleman was so out
%.•.,:lrageolut against Oellibrularalthough her Con
, iditution was duli, and -regularly framed,
. -- 4md,was• brought to ',Caligtuss, sanctioned. by
the `tilinost ituaninions veto of ler pebple.:
- ,
'Wm. Donaldson, a,weelthy. coat Merchant of
i;al,•'4,Slrukqual Pa , • and, a aso of , stern integrity; has
beenvitoatedrlßsPisntAfAitts Aiitliiraelte,Banic of
Tonloquoilti plate of Noland carter, Esq.,.do•
The amusemen tittle peatecok yore beensuf- •
liciently varied. 4413AL411100. 4 . 44149 '
concerts of tarcalion, ‘s7l,o;,44l93'll,Yreiteli" Of,
said and sung byMiseplitillrolist:qal leottiree,'
there were
Mentes. 'Olio
" The Enchantress," at Walnut-street Theatre ;
various performances, including Mr. 'Wheatley's
benefit, at the :limb-street Theatre; some capital
equestrian-and any quantity
ofdid sa"W - dast.jokes, 'Circus, (the National
end,' (a:Mitter° of music, vocalization,
and lurlesqiie) the very popular enter-
Isibilrientir of Sanfoldis .EthioPisizi - Tionne; ht his
Opertneuse, in 11th greet, and of the Buckleys,
Rall,,Chestnut street. On the whole,
there has been no look of , amusement.
We have new to indidati the programme for the
fireient week:
...Befere doing 'so, we have .to repu
diate, lithe most prositiveterms, the idea, absurd
ly entertained by many of the proprietors of places
of 'public, amusement,. that they are entttled to
1110, 'or - even to frequent notices. In the first
Flue,' the
.ringing the qhanges upon such topics
Would be' an' intolerable tax upon editorial good
mania. The public may not know • that, from
WMe unexplained and wholly unwarranted cause,
the custom has been to insert theatrical advi3r
tlitunents at a rite considerably lower than is paid
for other announcements. In addition to this,
TriEEniss":gives a summary of, or index to,
each day's performanejs-.4hus actually giving two
sinuous:Momenta, not for the price of one—but for
half of that! This Is . 's great deal more than we
do for - other advertisers who pay full price.
Masers. Levy (who are selling off their stook much
index , coat, to clear it 'away before they enter;
with a new !apply, into their new locale in rot
ridge Ihdhlings," near Girard' House) are content
Ail& advertising in our 'columns, and never dream
of Fri:Semi Mt for a daily putt" The doing so,
literally. getting two announcements instead of
one, would be as bad as the getting extra singing
out of a' vOcalist by putting on the encore screw,
But,, content' with' two announcements, at
half of proper cost of one; some proprietors' of
public entertainments would quarrel with tt, be
cause, indeed;'we " do 'not editorially notice them
alsci,'at the length of from six linos a day to sixty !
some of them, evidently believing that we. are
unable to perform the task of and by ourselves,
kindly send 'us out-and-dry notices of their ree
'peetive establishments, and got into paroxysms of
onger beeinvie rte do not publish them. We do
nob require such 'volunteer assistance, and we will
not publish puffs of any establishment. We will
not write them ourselves, nor adept them when
Written by others. If their — publication be
au object to interested parties, let those parties pay
for their insertion, in the proper place, avowedly
as mere buain'ess notices, without this journal being
responsible for the praise or the phraseology. In
futare k thep, we desire to have it known that wo
hold ourselves under no obligation whatever, to
be tied down to the daily, or even the frequent
1100315 of any place of public amusement. It is
our usual custom, - early each week, to throw a ra
rid glance at what has been done in the hobdoioa
dal period just passed, and to invite attention to
the programme for the ensuing seven days. This
we ahall continue—for it is information which may
be.acCeptable to some readers. A passing allu
sion to any forthcoming . novelty dramatic,
musical, or lecturely—eemealunder this lino, and
we shall not only be glad, at all times, to draw at
tention to Ocarps, but shall be obliged by the
bennfieidre reminding us of what will be produced
on each matien. Abstracts of, and criticisms on
each public , lectures as are worth each notice shall
Appear, as occasion demands: Critical notices of
Cermerte'vtill - naturally appear on the morning
after-they come off. As for the drama, critiques
iron now pieces, or revivals, or upon performers
taking now: chiral:UM are all that we shall
consider ourselves jantientarly bound to give.
It may be—and indeed we received a solemn in
timation to that erect from' the independent ma
nager of a highly edicated four-footed company of
performers—that we deprive ourselves of the in
estimable privilege of free admission to places
which we thus decline puffing. Be it so. We
hope to rally up sufficient vital energy to survive
this calamity. We shell be extremely happy to
pay for. our admission—fullest price charged to
any one else—and hope that our theatrical frionde,
equally independent, will put themselves upon
the seine footing with the rest of the adverti
sing public, and also pay us full price. If any
manager has what he - considers a good per
formanoe, and desires to see it fairly noticed in a
public journal, he would be glad enough, we sus
pect, not only to submit to the free admission of
the critics, but even to especially invite their at
tendance. From our heart' we wish that what is
called " the dead-bead system" were abolished—
!Min's's turn about is fair play, it ehoidd not be
used against the newspapers, in the matter of
getting advertisements in at reduced rates.
", Having thus plainly placed our platform in the
proper place and on the proper level, we proceed
to indicate what the public have to expect, by
way of amusement, during the present week. Be
sides the usual perforinautee at the Arch-street
mont, we notice that Mr. J. S. Clarke, the low
comedian, who is a great favorite, as a lively
bap actor, takes a benefit to-morrow evening,—
the pieces being "Annette, tke Forsaken," " The
Bride of Latnutermoor," and that amusing fame;
" A Day After the Wedding." On Friday even.
lag will come off the first benefit of Mrs. E. L.
Daveniort, the best actress now on the Philadel
phia,' etage. The pieces will be "The Lady of
Lyons," and a The Serious Family."
" London Assurance" will be played this even
ing, for the last time this season—Mr. Wheatley
as Churl 6. Caurtley, (one of his easiest and best
performances,) and Mr. and Mrs. Davenport, with
Mrs. Bowen!, also in the cast. Poole's laughable
farce-comedy of "Paul Pry," will be played as
the after-piece, Mr. J. S Clarke taking the elm
' raster from which the play is named. Theta will
be this slight drawback, that his Mark Meddle
in . " London Assurance" (as we have seen him
lately play it) is but a feeble version of Paul
Pry—which Boumloault never intended it to be.
At Wilnut-street Theatre, the epeotacle.operatio
play of "The Enohantress " will be repeated, the
heroine by Miss Biehings. Baying recovered from
his recent illness, Mr. Itiohings resumes the part
of Ramer. This drama, which has been extreme
ly well put upon the stage, has been the most suc
cessful performance, for a long time, at this theatre.
,Sanford'a opera troupe announce a very praise.
worthy and attractive series of performances.
Mr. Sanford bad intended to give a "Monster En
tertainment", for tho benefit of the poor of this
city. Unable to obtain a suitable Bell until after
Christmas, and knowing that immaliwa aid is
Imperiously necessary, he has liberally deter
mined to devote the whole receipts of the week's
successive performances to this beneficent purpose.
This is truly a noble offering. This evening, for
this_ purpose, the entertainments will include a
drawing-room concert by Sanford's 'roar, and a
new local picee called "A Convenient Distance,"
in which Mr. Sanford will play.
Madame Parodt, as a farewell to Philadelphia,
will give an English Concert hero, on Thursdny
evening. Mr.- Vim:temps will perform on the
violin, and Miss Milner and Mr. Porting will assist.
- "The Star Spangled Banner" will ho sung by
Madame Parodi and Mira Milner.
. The Bucklege will not perform at Jayne'e Ball,
this evening, in consequence of its being otherwise
occupied, but to-morrow evening, and during the
rest of the week, there will be a concert, including
several of the brothers' popular compositions, with
a now ballad, composed by F. Buckley. bliss
Iliffert will also sing ' , Oar Union right or wrong."
The second part will consist of songs, music, and
dancing, and the finale (for the first time there)
will be the burieSque opera of " Trovatore," In
which Miss Effort, Messrs. Buekleye, Carroll,
Mullen, Baequlo. Norton, &a. l will perform.
To-morrow evening Miss Williams wilt give her
dramatioo-musical entertainment at Musical Fund
Hall, for the benefit of St. Joseph's Hospital.
The circus performances at the National Thea
tre will be continued throughout the week. There
will also be Wednesday and Saturday performances
to accommodate juvoinles. On Wednesday after
noon' the novelty of pony races will be introduced.
We percolve,•by telegram from Boston, that the
Reptant ballet-tronpo closed a most brilliant en
gagement at that city en Saturday aftarnoon—it
.being ono of the " notion)] " them we believe, not
t 4 allow theatrical performances on the crating of
that day. They had an equally successful run at
Broadway Theatre, New York, and, after aston
ishing the people of Providence 1.,) will re
appear, on this day week, at our Academy of Music.
This Is by far the beet ballot troupe ever imported
into this country from Europe,
Two steamers from Liverpool are now
overdue, each leavitig that port on the
26th ult., and each bringing four days' later
news, with; in all probability, a fortnight's
later intelligence from Hindostan. The Baltic
is due at New York and the anglo-Saxon at
,Portland. Up to the close of telegraphic
communication last night, neither vessel had
been signalled.' The' commercial crisis, not
only In England, but in other parts of Europe,
is of so much importance, that tho next au
thentic news respecting it must be of para
mount interest.
About one o'clock this morning a fire broke
out in BliiollAit & Debit's forwarding house,
Market street; above Eighth, and soon spread
to the adjoining buildings. A row of small
dwellings, in Grape street, immediately in the
roar, was soon enveloped in flames, and the
occupants, who were , principally poor people,
barely escaped with their lives. The greatest
terror prevailed, and it' is rumored that lives
have been lost, but as yet nothing definite is
known of the particulars.
Livett.— 2 o'cmocir.—lThe flames are still
raging fttriously,—several of the adjoining
buildings are in flames, among the rest the ex
tensive liVery stable of Mr. Cointratkr, and fears
are entertained that the flee will (unless sud
denly checked by our noble firemen, who are
'battling bradefp with the tiamee as we go to
ppm) be a most &atrocity° one.
caui*-PuptleSPrintoc-Aipointment og
Itominase sit as Staperllfteadartt of Public Prlnt
lolb-.Ruored liVentorat "of 4sehn McKeon—
The Delegate from Otah—ColisoildaLl°n of
Public Sentiment Against - the Calhoun Con
stitution—Ohio and Minot* a Unit Against
---it—Opposition to It in other Quarters—The
Antics of the Washington Union—The MIS
- of the border counties. ,
[Oorrespondenee of The Press.) '
- - WAsiumarorr, Dee. 6,1657
I presume the telegraph has given you the names
of the amanita aspirants for nomination by the
Demeoratio caucus, which assembled Saturday
(limning in the Hall of Representatives. Orr, of
South Carolina, for Speaker, was nominated by ac
clamation; Allen, of Illinois, for Clerk; on the
first ballot, by a vote of 85 to 2d; Glossbrenner, of
Pennsylvania, for Sergeantrat-Arms, unanimously;
Hackney, of Virginia, for Doorkeeper, on the sec
ond ballot; and Cluskey, of Georgia, for post
master, on the first ballot. The contest was warm
between the aspirants for the positions of Post
master, and Doorkeeper. The vote for Clerk
showed that 109 members were present The New
York and Pennsylvania delegations met separately
yesterday morning, and agreed upon the candi
dates for the respective offices for whom they would
vote in eating. There was not, that I know of,
any concert of action between thorn.
Hon. George W. Jones, of Tenn., who has been
chairman of every Democratic Congressional
Caucus for years past, presided, and Messrs. Phil•
lips, of Penn., and Ruffin, of North Carolina, were
No attempt was made to distract the proceed
ings by any proposition on the Kansas question.
At 10 o'clock in the evening the caucus ad-
journed to meet on Monday. No nomination was
made for printer for the House. Non. J. Glancy
Ames defended Wendell, the present printer, from
charges of corruption made against him by lions.
Wm. Smith and Sherrard Clemens, of Ira. No
ballot was taken for printer.
Last night and to-day, an active canvass has
boon made by the friends of those who are up for
nomination. It is said that to-morrow, after the
election of the other officers of the House, a pro
position will be submitted that the house proceed
to the election of a printer for the Thirtyfourth
Congress. Even so, it will be immediately voted
down, or an adjournment secured by the dominant
party in the House, with a view to first ascertain
the decision of the callous.
Much anxiety is manifested to learn the recom
mendations of the President's Message. It is
hoped that nothing will occur to delay its trans
mission to Congress. Just now the strong probabil
ity is that it will ho made public tomorrow after
General George W. Bowman, of Pennsylvania,
has been appointed Superintendent of Public
Printing, in place of Seaman, whose term of four
years has expired.
It iodated on the street that Ilen. Jno..lSfulicon,
U. S. District Attorney for the Southern District
of New York, has been, or will bo, removed on
account of his public opposition to the election, as
Mayor of New York city, of Fernando Wood.
Much feeling has been excited on this subject.
It is said that objection will be made to lion.
Jno. M. Bernhisel, delegate from Utah, when to
morrow, after the organisation of the House, he
presents himself with the other delegates to be
sworn In; but I can find no good authority for the
rumor. As in the case of General Whitfield, from
the Territory of Kansas, while members had
strong objections to his being sworn in and
taking his seat at the beginning of the Thirty
fourth Congress, nevertheless they ware unwil
ling, at that time, to bring up the question in
volved for discussion or action, preferring to leave
its settlement to another and more suitable oppor
tunity. Such, I think, will be the course of the
House in the present case. It is urged against
Mr. Bernhisel that he is of a Beet and the repre
sentative of a people in open and armed revolt
against the United States ; that there is nothing
on his part to show that be is not here as their
spy, and actuated by the same treasonable motives.
Whatever is done—indeed whatever proposition is
offered—he will be forced to a full and explicit
avowal of his own sentiments, end the lino of policy
ho Intends to pursue. It may be that ho hos a
defence to present for Brigham Young and tho
people of Utah.
The message of the President was sent to Cali
f nnia under seal 'by the steamer which left Now
York yesterday.
The delegation from Ohio is to-day declared to be
a unit against the Calhoun contrivance. The dele
gation from Illinois is known to bo as one man
with Judge Douglas. Several loading Democratic
members from Pennsylvania have already taken
bold g round in opposition to the Calhoun Conven
tion, and the rule of the minority in Kansas.
I copy the following from the Chicago Daily
Times of the 3d of December, exhibiting the eon
timont of the groat Northwest to bo in opposition
to the Lecompton Constitution :
stafingliZnamesGe bomnoinkfi t 4M4 in the
North who oppose this Kansas deseoration of even
the forms of Justice
lowa. —Dubuque Express, Davenport Democrat,
Burlington Gatette, and every other Democratic
paper, daily and weekly, in the State, the Du
buque Northwest excepted.
WISCONEEM.—MiI waukee News, Janesville Stan
dard, Beloit Herald, Madison Argus, and every
other Democratic paper, daily and weekly, in the
Mientaen.—Dotrolt Free Press, and every other
Democratic paper, daily and weekly, in the State.
INDlANA.—lndianapolis Sentinel, Lafayette
Argus, and every other Demooratio paper, daily
and weekly, in the State.
Onto.—Ohio Statesman, Cleveland Plaindealer,
and every other Democratic paper In the State,
daily and weekly, the Cincinnati Enquirer, which
has expressed no opinion, excepted.
ILLlNois.—Quiney Herald, Bloomington Flag,
State Register, Chicago Times, Galena Courier,
Pork News, Peoria Bulletin, Rock Island Ar
gus, and some thirty-four others, (weeklies,)
being the entire Democratic press of the State.
The Demmer'' , represented by those papers,
and whose sentiments are uttered by them,
polled at the last election for Mr. Buchanan,
We have omitted the State of New York, whose
Democratic press, with the exception of the Albany
Argue and Rochester Union—the editors of which
aro shortly to be made office-holders—denounce this
Kansas monstrosity; we have omitted Massachusetts
and New Hampshire—the leading presses of which,
the Boston Post and Now Hampshire Patriot, both
oppose Calhoun's Constitution ; we have omitted
Pennsylvania, who,under the head of Forney,guard
ed the home of our standard-bearer in 1856, and so.
cured a victory to the Sag; we have omitted the
thousands who might be enumerated in these
States as standing shoulder to shoulder with their
brethren of the Northwest.
. .•
Yet those two miserable panderers I the Rich.
mond South and Washington Start to a depraved
taste—these two writers whom we have quoted—
refer to the Democratic papers of tho Northvmst
as of "very shaky Demooratio reputation, or with
known Black Republican proclivities."
Senator Pugh, of Ohio, supports his delegation
in their opposition to the Calhoun Constitution.
Mr. Parrot, delegate from Kansas, will tako an
early occasion publicly to protest against this
Constitution, and make some astonishing develop
ments relative to the composition of the Conven
As yet,the Southern Representatives have shown
very little feeling in favor of tho schedule, and you
need not be surprised if, early in the session, one
of the most distinguished Democrats from the
South should publicly repudiate that Constitution
as the offspring of fraud and the minority.
The antics of the Washington Union in
advocacy of the Calhoun Constitution afford
refreshing amusement for the town. One would
imagine, from the manner in which that in
strument is eulogized, that the Constitution
of the United States, heretofore regarded as
respectable for its wisdom and statesmanship, is
a sort of Rhode Island oharter in comparison with
it. It seems to be pretty generally admitted
hero that the Missourians of the border
countries aro preparing to take advantage
of any contingency that may arise ; and it is be
lieved that they contemplate a coup d'etett, by
bringing into Kansas any number of slaves, and
holding them, in the event of the declaration of a
free State on the 21st of December, under the
terms of tho slavery clause. X. Y.
TOR.—A large and distinguished audience assem
bled at St. John's chapel, in Varlek street, yester
day at noon, to pay the last tribute of respect to
the memory of Thomas Crawford, .the sculptor,
oho died iu London on the 10th of October last.
The remains were laid in state in the central aisle
of the chapel. The body was enlaced in a lead
coffin in London, outside of which is an oak case,
covered with tine black cloth. The silver plate on
the lid bears the following inscription:"THOMAS
Criswronn, Born in New York, March 22, 1813.
Died in London, Oct. 10, 1857.' 1
The funeral service of the Episcopal church was
road by the Rev. Dr. Berrien. A choir, consist
ing of Madame Bouchelle, Mr. and Madame Stoll.
pal, &0., assisted in the solemn exercises. At the
conclusion of the service the coffin was borne to
the hoarse, the following named persons officiating
as pall-bearers, viz: Hon. Charles Sumner, Henry
O. Tuokennan, George William Curtis, Professors
Greene and Lieber, and Messrs. Ressiter, ltensett
and Hides, artists. Mrs. Crawford, the wife, Mrs.
Campbell, the sister, and three other female rela-
Ares of the deceased, wore present. The remains
were conveyed to rcenwood for interment.—N. Y.
Mayor Weaver, of Pittsburgh, reeentlygre
ceivod a letter, dated at Now Orleans, from It. K.
Walker, who states that he was appointed executor
of the estate of Baker Woodruff, of Louisiana, Into•
ly deceased, who by his will liberated all his
slaves, numbering about sixty, and loft instructions
that they should be conveyed to Pennsylvania, and
Provision made for them for one year. Mr. Walker
writes that Pittsburgh will probably bo the des.
tination of these people, and Inquires whether
there is any provision in the laws prohibiting the
importation of free colored persons to this State,
or if there would bo any objection raised by the
°likens of Pittsburgh to their being brought there.
Mayor Weaver,of course, says the Pittsburgh Post,
forwarded a reply that will bo satisfaotory.
has bean a riot at Pierment, the Erie railroad( la
borers, indignant at a twenty-live per cant. reduc
tion on their wages, having turned out en /nom
against two hundred New Yorkers engaged to take
their places. There were six hundred Erie men
under arms, with a six-pounder on Piermont land
ing place, Who resisted the landing from the steam
er of any interlopers. We hero rot heard of any
From WittlitMitor-Norittnattent b the D emo . ,
_endo Cimcoo *X the itionee,
W/Antstaytht, Deo. fo.—kt a °atom of the bemo.,'
orate Members of,ttie-Ifouie of Representatives,
whioh waa held this ovoning, the following nonlk,
nations were made:
•For Speaker—lion. James L. Orr, of South Caro
For Clerk-- , Mr. Allen, of Illinois.
" Postmaster—Mr. (flukey, of Georgia.
" Doorkeeper—Mr. - Ilaokney, of Virginia.
" Sirgoant•at-Arnm -• Mr. Glogsbrenner, of
The nomination for printer was postponed till
Monday night, when another caucus will be held.
By tlie Sontitem pait—ltumored Landing of
Gen. Walker In Nicaragua.
Wasurtiorml, Deo. 6.—The Southern' mail, ar•
ritod this evening, brings the Mobile/ice/star of
the 30th ult. That paper learns that a rumor ads
received New Orleans, by the Daniel IYobster,
that the steamer 'ashion had landed Gen. Walker
and his band of fdlibusters in Nicaragua, and wee
On her way beck to Now Orleans.
The same paper reports the ship Anna Line as
having cleared at Mobilo for Havre, with 3,400
bales of cotton, valued at upwards of $209,000.
Telegraphic Communication from the U.
WA SIIIN OTON, Deo. s.—AnoMoo has been located
nt the Capitol building by the Magnetic Telegraph
Company, (mewling, with the North without an
delay at the regular dice in this city. The first
message was sent this evening. This arrangement
- will much facilitate the transmission of Congres
sional reports.
Wesnixorox, Doe. s.—The Charleston barque
Mary C. Porter, before reported abandoned wee
brought to anchorage oft the bar, by tho ehip
IL Tucker, from Portsmouth, N. If.
NEW YORK, Deo. d—Evening.—The steamship
Baltic, now due with Liverpool dates to the Vith
ult., four days later than brought by, the America,,
has not yet been signalled below from Sandy Hook.
NliW YOU'S, Doe. s.—The steamship CahavrbirF
has arrived with Havana dates to the let instant:,
The only item of news brought by her Is that'
sugars have declined slightly. •
The stock of sugars had declined to 140,060'
boxes. Freights wore a little mere in demand,
but no inquiries for large vessels. Exchange on
London Bills on Now York, for short
sights, sto 0• premium. United States gold coin
4t premium.
The Cahawba experienced very heavy weathrfir
nearly the entire passage.
Departure of Ex-Presldent Pierce.
NORFOLK, Dec. 3 —Ex-President Pierce and
lady embarked this morning on the U. S. steamer
Portman, for Madeira. The Powhatan will sail
this afternoon.
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. s.—An immense crowd as
sembled in the Senate Chamber this miming to
hear the decision of Judge Wallace, in the vase of
the fugitive slave of Dr. Vallandigham. Judie
W. decided that it was beyond his Jurisdiction - to
traverse ,the decision of the United States Com
missioner Ron, and the negro was accordingly, in
conformity with that decision, remanded back to
slavery. The United States marshal started with
the negro this evening fur Louisville, where he will
place him in charge of Dr. Vallandigham.
The case before the mayor against Dr. Vallan
digham, for kidnapping, WAS dismissed.
(heat excitement prevailed after the decision,
and some difficulty was apps ehended at the rail
road depot. No attempt at rescue was made,
Strike on the Ventral Ohio Railroad for Non
l'aimriot et Wages.
ZANESVILLC, Ohio, Doo s.—The mechanics end
workmen on the Central Ohio Railroad, employed
at the depot in this oily, have made a "strike," on
account of the non-payment of two months' wages.
The strikers to-day stopped the freight trains, and
put the locomotivee Into the engine house. There
was no personal violence attempted, however, the
attacks being made solely against property. No
passenger trains were molested.
Beam, Dee. o.—The following are the imports
for the week ending Dee. 4:
Dye Woods, $19,159; Specie, $147,082; Hides,
$93,569; Sugar, $40,131; Linseed, $86,050; Salt
petre, $34,976 ; Gunnies, $34,146; Figa, $118,856;
Wool, $130,405; other articles, $214,532. Total,
$919,933; Corresponding Week, '56, $726,701; In
crease, $193,172.
Bosrox, Dec. s.—Tho celebrated Ronzant ballot
troupe closed their brilliant ongagoncet at the
Boston Theatre this afternoon. They perform
next ivoelc at Providence, Rhode Island, and will
reappear at the Philadelphia Academy of Music
on the following Monday.
New °nixAss, Dee. 4.—The sales of Cotton to
day have been 5,500 bales. The America's news
caused a decline of link. Sales of middlings at
10.1;1101; at the close the market was unsettled,
and prices irregular. The sales of Cotton for the
week have been 30,500 bales, and the receipts for
the same period 63,500; the stock in port is now
220,500 bales, the receipts aro 210,500 bales less
than at the corresponding period last year. At
all Southern ports the decrease is estimated at
321,000 bales. Molasses Is quoted at 101a2lo.
Flour $5.134a55.25. Corn steady, but the market
is bare. Of Wheat there is also a short Supply.
Western moss Pork $lO. Sterling bills of Exchange
1031a104}. Now York Exchange OMNI.
Rio coffee is . xviatt, ,... ?l9 , lo z and 40e - ter prunc.
Talreerron-cra- a - rrictor bags ; the
receipts 41,500, and the stock in port la 430,000
CINCINNATI, Des. s—Flour nominal at $4. Pro
visions and hogs quiet, and prices tunshanged
Whiskey dull at Idle,.
Pirrsounun, Dec. 3.—There is a good lost de
mand for flour. Sales of 547 bbls to-day at $4.37a
$1.50 for superfine, $1.75 for extra, $5.12 for faun.
ly. The wheat market is languid ; Mediterranean
and red quoting at $1 ; prime white corn brings
45850 e. Oats 300, on arrival.
There are no transactions to be reported In the
Provision market. Dressed Hogs sell at $5.50.
Whiskey at 190.
Prouty:, Deo. s.—Cotton—Sales or the week
10,000 bales; receipts, 20,000; stock in port, 7Q,-
000. Middling quotes at 101.
Ciunimprox, .Dec. s.—Cotton—Middling fair is
nominally quoted at 10/.
Acausn, Dec. s.—There has been a decline of
10. in Cotton at this market, and also at Savannah,
since the receipt of the America's news.
AND WALNUT BTRIINTO.—" The Ettehentrese.”
Alwyn Blavn.-- ,, London Assurance— ,, Paul Pry."
Equeatrlan Performances."
011EHTNOT.—Ethiopisn Life Illustrated, concluding with
a laughable afterpiece.
Destrittlive Fires.—Burning of Mc Ringgold
Srhool House.—Fire in Dock street.—Destrne
tion of Property in Get ntantown.—Attempted
Ineentliarient —Tho firemen yesterday morning
were iceptunusually busy. The alarm-bell of the
State-house, and the bells In every section of the
city, were constantly sounding, while the fear
ful ory of Fire !" frequently heard, produced an
unwonted state of excitement.
A few minutes after three o'clock yesterday
morning an alarm of fire was received at the cen
tral station of the police and fire-alarm telegraph,
from the box at Eighth and Catharine streets. 111 r.
Michael Costello, one of the oompodtors employed
in the office of the Sunday nanarti pt, was go
ing homewards, after his eight's work, and while
passing the corner of Eighth and Fitzwater streets,
ho discovered flames issuing from the windows of
the Ringgold school-house building, situatetlon the
northeast Intorscotion of those streets. Ifs imme
diately gave the alarm, and two minutes after the
discovery of the fire it was telegraphed to every
alarm-box and station-house in the city. The
firemen and police wore promptly on the ground,
and exerted themselves nobly to rescue the build
ing from the destructive element. The members
of the Moyamensing limo Company, who are lo
cated in the linmedlato vicinity of the scene of the
fire, were first in service, and rendered most di
elect aid,
The Ringgold sehool•house, in the Fourth ward,
was a largo and substantial three story brisk
structure, capable. we wore informed, of suitably
accommodating between five and six hundred pu
pils. So far as our examination of tho bytning
building could be made during the intense excite
ment and confusion which prevailed at and *bout
the scone of the fire, we discovered that tire firo
commenced at the east end of the building,; near
the stairways on the second floor. It then rapidly
shot up to the roof, and spread through the attio
and third story, to the front on Eighth street. The
flames communicated to the large bell•tower, and
it was completely destroyed. For some moments
it was thought that the tower would fall on the
bravo firemen who were working at the peril of.
their lives directly In font of the burning 4uild
ing. Very fortunately, however, it fell inwards,
and thus diminished the apprehensions of anger
which were expressed by many previously., The
sconce which presented itsel during the progress
of the flames was one of the grandest and most
magnificent that we have ever seen. Tho rain,
which was falling at the time, appeared to render
the eight more effective. Tho golden rain of
t r i te in
1 1 . 1 . 1 t 0 0
w r e e r a l w rat t w h as e (i n n ittrisnhgapofe f
suggestive of a pen of fire, dropping burning
thoughts, and the heavens illuminated for hides
around, were all eminently calculated to produce a
most brilliant spectacle. The shubbery In the
yard attached to tho sohool•houso was all des
The fire broke out just at the time the policemen
of the ward were going towards the stntion-house,
and the opinion among them is that it must have
been burning inside long before the flames Were
discovered. The gate of the yard and all the deers
of the building were found to be securely looked
when the policemen and firemen first reached the
place. It was impossible to check the progress of
the flames, as the fire had gained very considera
ble headway.
A largo number of valuable articles, including
furniture, the cabinet of shells and minerals, &0.,
were saved and conveyed to the Fourth ward sta
tion house, and the house of the Moyamensing
Hose Company. The building below the second
story is in pretty good order. It was insured for
$B,OOO in the Fire Assoolation and the Pennsylva•
nia Insurance Company. The building, which is
owned by the city, and under the supervision of
the Controllers of the Public Schools, was conga
eyed one of the best of its character in the city.
The Board of Directors of the Fourth section will
bold a special meeting this evening to take some
action rotative to this very destructive fire, which
will leave about six hundred scholars without any
accommodations whatever. The fire detective pm
lice, underlffr. Alexander W. Blackburn, were
early at the scene of the fire, and will to-day in
stitute a full and rigid inquiry as to its origin. It
.would be almost libellous on human nature to con•
calve that this tiro was the result of incondiaristn.
We do not believe that In Philadelphia there can
be found one, who, like a heartless fiend, would
apply the flaming torah to a publimeohool build
lag. Our opinion is that the fire originated from
the heaters.
During the fire there was considerable rowdyism
among the adherents of different fire companies,
rosulting from &take:mom The mien of the
An Abandoned Vessel Saved.
Non•Arrlyal of the Baltic.
Arrival of the Cahawba.
The IndinunEngilive Slave Case
Imports at Boston
The Rouzant Ballet Troupe.
Franklin and Wocimooo Engine Companies gat
inWediftieulty, during whirls a number of brick
babtirbre thrown. The police interfered, and
'rdnitOt . of urreids were made. It is duo to the
fire:Oen' generally , to nay that from three until
seeon-.c f oloitik In the morning, they voluntarily ,
,A4llod to envy the building, in the very midst of
the railing rain, and conducted themselves with
their usual decorum and propriety.
j . lat as the bells wore striking for the above fire,
another alarm was received from box No. 3, at the
corner of Second and Dock streets, caused by a tiro
which broke out in the establishment of Robert 11.
Hensley, gold-beater, No. 212 Dock street, formerly
g, ...When this alarm was received, the bell.
riaget at the State House stopped ringing for the
fire at Eighth and Fitzwater streets, and struck
off §fiecind District, Lest. This created considers•
hie confusion,
and caused a division of the force of
'the firemen. The two alarms wore not ten minutes
`apart and the hell-ringer, thinking that the alarm
from No. 3 was more important, gave it the prior
attention. The fire in Dock street originated in
the workshop in the rear of the two-story brick
building of Mr. Hensley. It burned stubbornly
fbrsome time, but was finally extinguished through
the active exertions of the firemen
At seven o'clock yesterday morning, a fire broke
Oa. again in the establishment of Mr. Dansley.
This was caused by some sparks getting into a
frame bird rookery on the toot'. Damage trilling.
At this fire there was considerable squabbling
among a portion of disorderly fire runners.
Shortly after ten o'clock, yest e rday morning, a
fire broke out at Loaloy Ifni!, in Suomi stroot,
below Little Dock. It originated at the foot of the
entry stairways, and burned a large hole through
the floor. Damage very trilling.
mmediately alter this alarm, another fire broke
out at Ranaley's (three times ) caused by the to
ignition of some sparks in the rookery. Tho
damage was not material. Tho loss of Mr. Rocs
ley we have been unable to ascertain correctly.
but we do not think it will exceed four or five
'hundred dollars.
Between eleven and twelve o'clock on Saturday
night, an attempt 11 , 1/3 made to set fire to a frame
shanty in Pine alley. The flames wore extin
guished before they bad gained any headway.
A party who aro suspected of this attempt at in.
vendiarism will probably ho arrested to-day by
the detective tiro police.
During the alarm of lire caused by the burn
ing at Loxley Ball, an individual who had the
tongue of the Warren Bose ran into the Philadel
phia. Engine. Be was arrested and brought to the
central pollee station, at Fifth and Chesnut
streets. While the turnkey was endeavoring to
ascertain the name of the prisoner, he took to Ids
heels, and ran from the office. Police Telegraph
operator air. David Wonderly, met him at the
corner of Fifth and Chestnut dtrects, and recap
tured him.
At an early hour yesterday morning, a large un
occupied ilwelling-hoode, owned by Mr. itobert
McKinley, in Washington lane, near the township
line, about a mile from Germantown, In the Twen
ty-second ward, was set on fire, and almost com
pletely destroyed. We doubt not, that this fire
was the act of an incendiary. A large barn, be
longing to Mr. Carpenter, was burned at Corinan
town a few evenings since. We were unable to
ascertain the loss, but we think it was considers
hie. The firemen of Germantown exerted them
selves to save the property, but without avail.
Important .Irrest of an .9/tegrd Counterfeiter
—llrmrng, belwc Alderman :17tompmn.—We
have before noticed the urroot of an individual
named Jacob Spifer, who is charged by numerous
persons with being very extensively concerned in
the passing of ten-dollar counterfeit bill+ on the
flatters' Bank of Connecticut. The accused had
a further hearing before Alderman Thompson, of
the Ninth ward, on Saturday morning, at ten
o'clock, and the facts given In evidence were sub
stantially those previously referred to by us. The
warrant for the arrest of Spifer was issued on the
complaint of numerous citizens as early as the
30th of May lost, and placed in the hands of Ser
geant A. E. Thomas, of the Sixth Police District,
for execution. The accused, for several months,
managed to elude the vigilance of this efficient
officer, but he was finally captured ono day last
week and taken before Alderman Thompson, who,
after a partial ins estigation, committed him in
default of bail to appear at a further hearing
on Saturday morning nt the latter. Hearing
the office was filled with spectator+, and much
interest was manifested in the proceedings. The
accused lens formerly engaged in the cattle busi
ness, and boarded at the Great Western Hotel, in
Market street, above Fifteenth. One of the wit
nesses testified that Spifer on numerous occasions
had large sums of money in his po+session, answer
ing to the description given of the counterfeit ton•
dollar bills on the Hatter's Dank. In thoeourse of
a conversati , n about the notes, the prisoner had
stated that ho obtained them from a man in Jesse) ,
in exchange for a horse. Ile received for his sale
about one hundred and sixty dollars of this de
scription of money. Another witness testified that
he had a conversation with Sider, during which
he stated that the notes were bought at so much
a hundred, and that a good thing might be made
out of them. Tho evidence of this witness was
guile strong and conclusive against the prisoner.
Other witnesses testified that the defendant bad
passed on them ten-dollar counterfeit bills on the
Hatters' Bank, at various times in the early por
tion of the present year. Emma Ftuith, in her
evidence, swore that Spifer had given her two of
these counterfeit bills, and a counterfeit half dol
lar, at a house of ill-repute in Market otreet, be
low Thirteenth.
The oonnsel for the prisoner, Mr. Guest, closely
cross•examined all the witnesses for the Common
wealth, but their testimony was unshaken. lie
stated to the Alderman that he de,ired to make a
few remarks on the case, and for that purpose ho
asked for a postponement of its further considera
tion until Tuesday afternoon next. Alderman
Thompson said that while he granted the desired
continuance, ho would hold the prisoner in the
sum of 51,000 ball, to answer the charge of pdsaing
counterfeit notes, and SI,OOO rulditional bail to
answer the charge of passing counterfeit money of
United States currency, in Cane of his failure to
appear on Tuesday. The bail not being forthcom
ing, Splint was committed for a further hearing.
..„m ; f
W ejite_ilettis.—We have before noticed the
raet Inn peel. vim os Tweittn Went
arrested a party of youngsters who belong to an
association known as the "Jacket' Clubs Library."
The meeting-room was in Callowhill street, near
Fifth. In the library-roam a number of labels,
with private marks upon them, which had been
torn from dry goods stolen from a store at Second
and Coates streets, were found. Some of the stolen
goods were found upon tho young hopefuls.
on Saturday afternoon two of the thieves were
before Alderman Earn on tho charge of breaking
into and robbing the tailoring store and duelling
of Mr. Waltinan, on Franklin avenue, above
Seventh street, Omit three weeks since. A vest
and a pair of pants, stolen Irons Mr. W. were found
upon the persona of the young thieves. They were
held to answer the charge or burglary among their
other sins. The goods stolen from Mr. Waltman
wore valued at between two and three hundred
On Friday evening a citizen was pasbing by
Thirteenth and Spring Garden streets, whets ho
was stopped by a young man, about nineteen years
el ago, who Inquired the time of night. Thecitizen
drew a valuable gold watch from his pocket, for
the purpose of answering the inquiry, when the
rascal snatched the wateb, unit broke the guard
chain, The fellow took to his heels and made off
with the prize. Ile was pursued, but being very
active on his feet, be led his pursuers a long chase.
Ile was finally overhauled by a colored Man, and
taken to the station house. During the run the
thief threw away the watch. It was found after
want in a cellar way, where it had been thrown.
It was somewhat broken.
Theprisoner had a hearing on Saturday morn
ing before Alderman Encu. Ile gave the name of
Samuel Bampson, and said be lived at Eleventh
street and Girard avenue. The young highway
man was committed to answer.
Before Alderman Eneu, on Saturday afternoon,
Jane Edwards, an old lady aged eighty-three
years, was charged on the oath of Mary Mooney,
with keeping a disorderly house, selling liquor to
minors, and with selling liquor on the Sabbath.
Mrs. E.'s place is at Fountain Green. She woe
held In $5OO bail to answer at court.
another Meeting of the ,4 Pure" Bondholders
of dm Union Coma Comp"; a —A meeting of
pure bondholders" of the Union Canal Compa
ny, who are opposed to the plan of the Board of
Directors of the Company to extricate themselves
from their financial difficulties, was hold at the
Girard House on Saturday evening.
Mr. Edward S. Buckley was called to the chair,
and Mr. Charles Harmer was appointed secretary.
Mr. Vincent L. Bradford mode a very long
tpeeoh in opposition to the plan of the company,
and at its conclusion, offered ft resolution that the
names of tho gentlemen present, and the amount
of tho bonds held by them, should be handed to
the Heretary.
This motion prevailed, and it was then suggebted
that tho meeting was a private ono, and that no
publication of its proceedings was desired. In ac
cordance with this suggestion, we refrain from
publishing an abstract of the speeches m ide on
the occasion.
Columbia hose Company.—This old and
efficient organization is now applying for admis
sion Into the department. The Chief Engineer
states that more hose is wanted—that thorn is not
now a adficient quantity to supply the engines,
and that he has repeatedly asked the Counoits to
relieve the department from the evils resultin
from the disproportion between the number o'
hose and engine companies, not the lent of which
is that it induces wrangling and ill-feeling in the
struggle for water at fires. No valid objection can
be urged against the Columbia, which has always
enjoyed an enviable reputation, and we hope Coun
cils will for ones consider the interest of Gm de
partment and citizens, and admit the Columbia
without a dissenting voles.
Inauguration of Goperoor Packer.—Thu in
auguration of the Governor elect promises to be
quite is grand affair. We are infoimcd that thero
is to be a grand firemen's parade on the occasion,
and also an imposing military display, and that
quite a number of Philadelphia fire and military
companies propose to form part of the procession.
Among the military, the Pennsylvania Dragoons,
Capt. C. T Jones, nn old, well-disciplined, and
excellently-drilled company, and the Meek Hus
sars, Capt. Beaker, we hear, have resolved to
go. The Hussars, with their unique uniform and
equipments, will form an imposing feature of the
farade. A. military company and brass band
rom Williamsport will escort Governor Packer to
.4 New and Handsome Egtablishment.—On
Saturday evening Mr. 19tn. J. Carlin opened his
now and beautiful Hotel at No. I Dock street
wharf. The ladies' drawing-room is ono of the
most beautiful that we have over entered. As Mr.
Carlin informed us, the building was not long
slues a dingy-looking oil store. It is now one of
the most beautifully arranged hotels in the city.
It is really worthy of a visit. Mr. Carlin gave an
en let tainment to about two hundred friends, and
his tables fairly groaned with the good things of
this life Those who participated in Mr. Carlin's
hospitality will remember the occasion for a
long time to come.. Wo wish him all the success
that his business tact and energy deserve.
We have had occasion : several times to visit
Mr. It. Jones at his splendid establishment,
No. 727 and 720 Arch street. Ile has always on
hand all the delicacies of the season, at moderato
prices, and, what is of as much importance, a vial
ter need scareely wait five minutes betas° they
will be served up hot cud smoking. Ile has Just
received a largo assortment of Christmas goods,
which we venture to assort is inferior to none in
the city. Parsons whiling to obtain a lino lot or
bonbons and sugar toys for the holidays would do
woll to apply to Mr. Jones.
New Hose Company.—A number of young
men of the Fifteenth ward aro now engaged in
the formation of a new hose Company, to be loca
ted in the vicinity of Twenty-fourth and Green
streets. This is a good move, as that section of
the city Is almost entirely unprovided with tire ap
paratus—the Good Will Hose being the only com
pany in the neighborhood. It is to be hoped that
when title company applies for admission, their ap
plication may find favor with Councils.
Unfounded Rumor,--A rumor provallod
yesterday that a lumber of a tire company had
boon arrested on the charge of setting fire to the
Ringgold school-house. This had ER foundatign in
ttet. It appears theta drunken Aran had fesdiid
his way into the burning building', after ilia fire
foul broken out, and recklessly ran labsthe dames.
lie was reseued with considerable difficulty, and
token to the lock-up. Recce originated the ru
Inciting to Riot.—Last evening before Al
derman Eneu, Smith was charged with
inciting to riot during an alarm of fire yesterday
morning. its had the tongue of the Warren
CoMpany, and ran into tho Philadelphia Engine.
no woe committed to answer.
Dead Infant Found.—The dead holy of an
infant wan found on Saturday afternoon in a, pond
nonr Frankford road and Cumberland street. The
body eras taken to the Nineteenth ward station
house, and Coroner Fenner was sent fur to hold an
Broke her Thigh.—An old lady, named Mary
Fleming, fell upon the sidewalk, opposite No 8
IVood street, on Saturday, and fractured her left
thigh. She was admitted to the Pennsylvania
Nudden Dcalls.—George Matthim died very
suddenly in Jefferson street, above Sixth, in the
Seventeenth ward, on Saturday. Coroner refiner
hold an inquest.
Vessel'. in Porl.—There were in port yester
day ono steamship, sixteen ships, sixteen barques,
sixteen brigs, and twenty-three schooners.
DISTRICT COURT NO I—Julgo Stroud.—ln the
case of Tilden or. Wiremen—an action on a
promissory note, before reported—the jury returned
a verdict for tho plaintiff of VA. J. Rider, Esq.,
for the plaintiff; Massie. B. 11. Brewster, I:erfe,
and Woodward for the defendant.
Cu ,c..—Rartlings vo. Rawlings. An interesting
and very singular case of desertion was partly
hoard on Friday, and concluded before this court
on Saturday. in room No. 3. It was a prosecution
by the Guardians of the Poor against Charles
Rawlings, for the maintenance of his wife. Mary
Slovens Rawlings, in consequence of his having
deserted her, and left her without any means of
support. The circumstances under which the hus
band and wife first became acquainted, and the
correspondence that passed between them, both
before and after marriage, gave an Interest to the
proceedings which suctases rarely possess. The
proaccutrix is a rather pretty young woman, op.
parently about twenty years of ago, with a rigid
cast of countenance, but, as her letters proved,
posac•sing a lilted of no ordinary intelligence.
The defendant, who appears to be twenty-four
or tiventyitive years of ago, is a romantic-looking,
dimly sort of personage, with a decidedly soft
expression of face.
l'ho parties first became acquainted in conse
quence of the following bit of literary composi
tion, which appeared in the Public Irdger on the
21th of March. 1857: "Wanted a few ladies to
write manuscripts—a liberal compensation will be
given. Address It. 51. C., Blood's Despatch."
Tho proseentrix being in want of employment at
the time, answered this advertisement, and was
requested by a rade to call at the defendant's resi
dence in Ninth street, above Market. She dill so,
and. at GA, interview, tho nature of the duties
required of her was explained, and the following
week fixed for the commencement of the work. At
the time appointed she called, and asked fur a post
ponement of the time at which she was to commence
the work, in consequence of her having no settled
place of residence. This was consented to by the
defendant, and as soon as she had obtained a suit
able place she again waited on him. but instead of
the work she expected, she was handed a note from
the defendant apologising for the disappointment
his breach of engagement would occasion her, but
offering to assist her in any other way, and con
eluding by asking her to reply to that note, She
did so, returning his letter, and in terms of bitter
ties' and scorn refusing all his proffers of siisistance
She went further, and in eloquent language gave
the said history of her life.
She told him sho was an orphan, homeless and
friendless, and up to a certain time had been
enabled. by unwearied industry, to support her
self and preserve her honor, but that tho business
the had been employed at having failed, and no
other resource offering, she had been driven to
that fatal stop which bad forever made an outcast
of her; that she loathed and detested such an
oxisteke, and had made every effort to retrace her
steps, and seeing his advertisement in the paper,
answered it with the hope of getting some honora.
ble employment, but that his note of apology had
deltroycd horltot hope, and nothing now remained
for her but to die!
Here was an opportunity for a romantic young
man. Doubtless, from the character of literature
which his correspondence disclosed, he had read or
heard of Marie Duillesvis MarTriel ;it Gantier,or
"La Doom , an c and now ho had en
opportunity of rivalling Armand Duval, and bring
back an erring soul to the paths of grace But
how to do this, as he had no clue to her addrem!
Ile sought her in the highways and bywar, and
hiving nt last succeeded in meeting her, ho re
newed his expressions of interest in her, in lan
guage of great earnestness and sincerity.
Ile stated to her that he would apply to a friend,
who, for his sake, would gho her employment,
end that he would inform her through Blood's Des
patch when she could call upon him in reference
to tho situation. Sho accordingly called for his
note, and found, instead, a document written on
foolscap, spreading over several pages, breathing
the meat tender interest in her welfare, and
crammed full with quotations from all the
known and unknown poets, but especially from
anonymous,' to whose assistance what lite
rary man will do justice r In this epistle
there was nu word of the promised situa
tion; but, instead, permission was requested to
null upon Miss Stevens, which she refused in her
reply. lier disinelinution or coyness only seemed
to increase the ardor of his affections. and is a
letter which. it the poet's words were not fiction,
—alit to have sorched the very per it was writ
tenon, so Miming - were the wor ds,
en his knees (mentally) to be allowed tb visit her.
She at last consented, and this first visit took place
on the 27th of April, 1:457, a little more thanja
month after their first romantic meeting. These
visits served to fire him up to the boiling or matri
monial point, for on the Pith of May he removed
her from her boarding house to ono of his own cc
!cotton, anion the :Nth of the saute month married
The marriage ceremony was perfortuel by the
Rov. Thomas P. Malcolm, An Erl3COrniinn Minis
ter, of Sansom-street church. Will it be believed,
after all this "fire and frenzy, passion and
pathos," that the connection between this modern
Armand and his " llama Sans Cameliuo' was to
be entirely platonic in its nature, and wa.. 9)
agreed upon before inarri tg,c ? What the causes
were that led to this arrangement are variously
stated. It is semi), however, that it was rigidly
fulfilled, and that thalledy marital privilege
exercised as yet by the husband Waif that of the
desertion now complained of They lived happily
together for a few weeks at their boarding house,
he in a stale of mild beatitude, and also repentant,
devoted, and iudustrious In an evil hour fortheir
happiness, and the success of an interesting moral
and social experiment, the defendant moved his
wife to his another'el house. It is scarcely ne
cessary to chronicle the result. What happiness
could resist the assaults of a mother-in-law; what
temper remain unruffled under her hourly attacks'
It is alleged that the first quarrel was on the
subject of religion; a fruitful source of dissension
in all ages. It is stated that the prosecutrix be
fore her marriage was a Roman Catholic, and that
she refused to go to a Baptist church with her hus
band—the mother-in-law, true to her nature, being
the only ono insisting on it. In short, it is alleged
on the part of the wile that her life was rendered
insupportable by her mother-in-law's treatment of
her, and that alto was compelled to leaveher house,
being almost turned into the street. A boarding
house was found fur her where her husband only
paid her a few whits, being entirely under the
control of his mother, and finally, on the 29th
of July, it is alleged ho entirely do-ca ted
her, leaving her penniless. It was allege.' on
the part of the defendant, that after his mat riage
he discovered his wife had " temper for too," that
In her paroxysms of passion she had threatened
his life; that he feared for his life, and on ono or
two occasions removed all the cutlery out of
their bed-rosin, even to so innocent a weapon ns
a button hook.
Judge Conrad intimated during the argument,
that he entertained no sympathy for either of the
parties in the case; that if the husband desired to
experiment with such affairs, and in a case whore
all the antecedents were unfa•wrable. and was
disappointed, he had only himself to blame. lie
also characterized the sentiments contained in the
defendant's letters as maudlin end naniewing,
which was rather unflattering to the author of
those surprising productions. subsequently ho
said as he was leaving the bench, that being hie
of chic') ho would filo his decision in the
ease, to the composition of which he stated be
would give duo deliberation.
The case upon both sides was ably and forcibly
argued, and it is to bo regretted that if this unfor
tunate girl's repentance and reformation was in
tended to bo sincere, it should have been thwarted
by the influences by which her husband was sur
rounded, and which he was Apparently too weak to
resist. William B. Rankin, Es q., for the prose.
mitten; David Paul Brown, Esq., for the defendant.
Paha Putrnem—John 8. Trovilla, who lately
kart a dry-goods store at Easton. Pa., was before
Judge Thompson on habeas corpus, on the charge
o f obtaining goods from Wm. A. Browni k Co., of
this city, under false pretences. The prosecution
stated that ho ordered goods from the above firm,
which were sold in the usual way, which was ex
plained to mean on nix months' credit, but that the
understanding with the party who took the order,
and the defendant, was that it was to be cash—
meaning thirty dap.; that the defendant, on the ex
piration of the time at which he promised payment,
sent down his cheek from Easton, which it
is alleged was post dated, and ordered at the
same time a further supply of goods. As sotno
days had to elapse before the genulnenens of the
check could be tested, Brown a: Co. sent the
goods, but found upon presenting the cheek at the
Easton Bank it was worthless. It 11113 alleged on
the part of the prosecution that giving a check In
payment, when the party knows ho has no funds
n the hank upon which the check is drawn,
amounts to a false pretence. For the defence it
was shown that the defendant kept an account at
the Easton bank.
Judge Thompson intimated he would reserve his
decision. Messrs. Myers and EnHitt for the pro
secution; Governor Reeder, late ef Kansas, and
Wm. L. Hirst, Esq., for the defendant.
We have omitted to notion before the very Judi.
elous selection of 0 Tobias, Eeq , to till the vacan
cy caused by Mr. Sharkey's removal. Mr. Tobias
will be found agreeable, and courteous to all.
The receipts of Maryland Tobacco have been
light and sales small, shippers turning their at
tention to Ground Leaf. We quote Maryland
ground leaf $7,80x58,50; inferior short seconds
$1140,50; brown loaf $849; and extra sloasll.
tiround Leaf $5887,50 for ordinary to good. The
inspections for the week are 771 hhds. Maryland;
91 do. Ohio, and 7 do. Kentucky—total, 819
We continue to quote Lugo from $.l to s`3 ; coin
mon Loaf $7) to VA ; good, $lO to $l2 ; fine, $l3
to $l7. Now is coming in quite frcol' in the loom
state, end dolling very well at all pnces, from $3
to $l2l, but.vory little new in htids has yet boon
The Wilmington (Del.) Journal states that
a disease affects cows in that State; the only
symptom of illness, however, is an incessant low
ing from the commencement of the attack until the
animal lies down to die.
Tho Santa Fo Gazette says that New Mex
ico is now without a Government—the Governor,
Secretary, and Chief Justice, having all gone to
the States.
- PRILADELMIA, December 5, 1657.
It is a mistake $0 suppose that the financial
troubles in IluropeStre the result of the flurry in
America. Our Ketintsion, no doubt, eontribtated to
Make thist is Europe more severe, but the latter
was the result of natural causes, and must hare
occurred when it did, whether the business with
America was disastrous or not. it will be reteem
bered that the distress in Austria,an3 on the Con
tinent generally, preceded the panic in the United
States, and tint thegeneral break-down In Austria
occurred simultaneously with the stuldencontrae
lion of the New York banks.
It was entirely Independent of the letter occur
rence, hist it prOdueed a marked effect ;upon the
other money marts of Europe, ash could not felt
to do at any time. Tho truth la, that the whole
trouble in the financial world is the result of
allured credit ; and wherever Christianity holds I
sway, and mon hare gone beyond the simple and
pure transactions of ballasts: wherever they have
advanced from the simple barter of product for
other product, or for value in the precious metals,
to exchanges of their products for paper reprecen.
Wives of money,—in a word, wherever men have
sold goods for credit, there will b., felt the waves
of trouble which necessarily arise whenever the
credit system is discredited, to lash the frail ves
sels of all who are not able to promptly snake their
promises of payment good.
As time rolls on three mutations will continue,
each time affecting more and more the faith or
mankind In the whole system of trading upon
credit—each time bringing the business of the
world down nearer and nearer to a cash basis,
until the time will ultimately come when the
present system will bo countenanced no longer.
Then, the mechanic will be paid for his labor
when it is finished; he will pay the dealer for his
purchases when be makes them, and the
merchant will have no account of bad
debts le drive sleep from his pillow at night,
and no angry creditors to face because he
cannot pay them his debts, owing to abuses of
credit on the part of his customers. The advance
ment of micelle° invention tends, in an immea
aurable forte, tends to bring the world forward to
this happy and honest time. The applications of
steam and electrieity to the annihilation of dis
tances have dune assay with the greater and more
forcible arguments for the credit system, and every
financial revulsion, as the course of time brings it
around, helps to show mankind that an entire
change in their methods of conducting the ex
chages of the world is gradually, but surely,
Meanwhile, we believe that we have seen the
worst of this clearing up, end we trust that the
shipments of gold that are being made to Europe,
and which for the present can be spared here, will
restore confidence in some degree in England, and,
it may be, raise the prices of our great staples.
The lose to our country by the depreciation in the
price of our productions in the markets of the
world, will ultimately prove to have been the
greatest injury our country has sustained by the
general panic; and even this lees will be returned
tenfold to our country, in the beneficial results of
the partial reform it will have occasioned In our
system of credits.
The money market presents no change, though
the tendency too further decline in the prices of
stocks continues. and the sales show very consid
erable reductions. The stock and bonds of the
North Pennsylvania Railroad Company and the
stock of the Pennsylvanis Railroad Company
have all declined, as well as the Reading Railroad
stock, which the bulls have confidently hoped
would advance. Their expectations were based
upon the monopoly which the Reading Railroad
is likely to have of the coal trade far the next four
or five months, with short stroke in the Atlantis
cities, and a good prospect for a lively de
The Reading Gazette says: The property of the
Bank of Pennsylvania, on the southwest corner of
Penn street and the Centre square, which has
been occupied sines the year 1805 as its offiee of
discount and deposit, was purchased last week by
David McKnight, Esq., for $20,000. This proper
ly C01114.13': , of a substantial two•story brick building,
upon a lot of sixty feet in front, and two hundred
and thirty feet in depth The banking-room, we
understand. has bean secured for the new Union
Bank of Reading, which will soon commence be
sinus, and of ;Mob Mr. McKnight will be the
Pro-ident. The withdrawal of the Branch Bank
of Pennsylvania, which the sale of this property
clearly indicates, may be regarded as a fortunate
circumstance for the Union Bank, inasmuch as it
furnishes the latter with an admirable banking
house, and will doubtless immediately place at its
command a large portion of the business which was
until recently transacted with the branch.
The Sun day Transcript says: "We learn that
the Morris Canal Company has been offered a large
suns for a piece of their property at Jersey City
for a railway depot. This, if sold, they intend
with the proceeds to purchase: up all their bona•
and a portion of the preferred stock, which wil
leavo the company with nothing but the eel sol -
dated stock, and it is thought by some that th s
stook will pay a dividend of l 5 per emit. p•r at
to the conr6e of a few years. They hare a e
cision by the New Jersey authorities whorl by the
port warden's line has been extended it. o New
York harbor 1,400 feet further than that pr• thusly
granted. This gives to the Morris Canal Company
the privilege of extending their whams 1,400 feet
further out, and the length of their property in
front of Jersey City Is two miles. It is estimated
that the foregoing will add to the value of their
property a half million of dollars."
The return from the Bank of England fur the
week ending the 18th of November gives the fol
lowing results, when compared with the previous
week :
Public dep05it:4...15,443,55L . Oacrekse 1.1170,22:1
Other deposita ... 13,1)39,16.1..1nereaae 1,C0...n.051
Heat 3,133,500..1neren5e 69 144
On the other ai le of the account :
liornetsecurities. €o,4o7,l:;l„Decreahe.... 1.2,037,01
Othei,ecurities .. 30,200,270—Increase .... 4 105 017
Notesonemplojr4. 101 Wl—Decrease .... 533,30'0
The amountef notes in circulation is if.'2,1,50,01,
being an increase of J. 1.9613.739, and the stock of
bullion in both departments is 1.6,4a4.tY1d, showing,
a decrease of £695 ,112 when compared witty the
preceding return.
The Atlantic sailed tro-ilay front New York with
nearly S1 ; 800,000 in specie.
The private advices Ly the late steamers front
Europe are said to be more unfavorable than those
The U. S. Treasury statement fur the past week
is as follows . —Amount subject to draft, $5,576.397
23; reduction from previous week, $712,054 83 ;
receipts, j.. 630,050 SI ; drafts returned pail,
$1.503,173 72; drafts issued, 51,112,121 St.
The receipts from customs this year at Philadel
phia show a falling od'ef half a million of thllars ,
while the diminution at New York for the last four
months is seven millions of dollars from the re•
ceipts for the corresponding period in ISlil.
December 5, 1357.
Reported by R. Manly, Jr., Stoel: Braler, No.
803 Walnut etreet.
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SATURDAY, Dee. 3 —Ereising.—Dreadstuffs Con
tinuo unchanged and dull. There is a very brisk
expot t demand for flour, and salts embrace about
1,200 bbls mixed Penns and western extra at
; 300 bbls do. at a price kept private, and
030 bbls•extra family at $0.23 per obi ; holders of
standard shipping brands are free, selling at ssa
$3 23, the latter for selected lots, but there are
very few buyers to-day, and this description is
quiet, only 500 Mils having been taken at the
former rate ; the stock, however, is moderate for
the season. The events of the local trade are being
supplied at from $3 upwards, to $0.50a57.50 per
bbl, according to brand and quality, the latter for
premium tour. Rya flour is held at $1.371, and
Corn Meal at $3 per bbl, but there is nothing
doing in either. Wheats are in fair supply, but
the demand is light and prices favor the buyers;
sales Include 1,000 bus poor red at 10131030 ;
2,300 bus fair to good do. at 110al1dc, and 2,000
bus white at 120 to 130 c, the latter for prime Ten
nesneer State. Corn is more inquired for; 5 000 bu
damp Jersey yellow brought .580, and 1,200 bn
dry Delaware 60 a 630 afloat; old Cincinnati ts
wanted at 701793, but there is none afloat—lots in
store are dull at 77a70,,. Oats—Nothing doing, and
holders ask . 330 for good lots. Bye is wanted by
the distillers; 200 bu Penn. sold at 75e. and 1000
bu southern et 750. Some holders of Bark have
radioed their quotations for Quereitron, and seve
ral small sales have been made at s2l' for first
quality. Cotton is dull and unsettled, and there
is very little selling to-day. tiroceries and Pro
visions remain without much doing, and the quo
tations are the same as last, noted. Seeds—There
is some little inquiry for clovereeed, and 100 bu
have been sold at $5.2545.50 per bu; from wagons
at the former rate. Whiskey is in steady demand,
at 2110 for drudge; 22a2310 for hhils, and 2236,230
for bbls.
LETTER FRUII It zw:rumic.
{Comma' eiteice oflhe Premtl • .-. _
, • , „ your. ; Dee. 1-5-23 P. St
The private letters by the America were south
more eneoursging that iheitelecraphie summary
composed by the agent of the-Associated Press. I
have been favored with the perusal of weed let
ters from reliable menses, sad they Wayne that
the corner by been tented, and - that the pinto
was over. It 111110,10 be wondered at that, after
CO severe a storm, some wrecks AMIN be found,
and that. the sea is 'Ail fax from calm ; bat there
is no doubt thee coal:deer:4i' is fait returning in
every put of the totted Kingdom, and unless
something very nnforseen scours, we may expect
better DEWS by every steamer.
There can be no better picot o f the return of
confidence then the feet that all the Government
stook thrown upon the market by the Bank of
England, and other banking Wanting, lase been
eagerly bought up by the public, and that the
public funds were steadily advancing. The drain
of gold was completely checked, and large sums in
specie were daily &pelted in thisesalts of the
Bank of England--arrivals from this country are/
Atstralia—and terse quantities of the sovereigns
sent to Scotland and Ireland to help them through
the panic, were finding their way back again to
the place whence they were issued.
It is believed that the Beek of England hmealy
availed itself of the power of over Limo to the ex
tent of about 12,000,140, the greater part of which
was advanced to George Peabody l -Co. and
Overend, Gurney, Co., to save them trim: sus
pension. The sapient panic doctors who approve
the coe,cesetrec" action of the New York city
banks, regard the liberality of the directors of the
Bank of England as utter madnees i and predict
that it will lead to the same ruin as befit
the United btates Bank when the latter n th
eist:lion tried -to help commerce byexpenena
in iB7. They vaunt, of course the impregnable
position of our banks, " and the negligees* tha
Bank efEngland, an d talk as eaufdently of a
national bankruptcy," " suspension of epee's
payments" in England as if they really knew
anything about the matter.
By eourage, liberality, and energy, the Bank of
England has saved the mercantile community of
Great Britain from ruin, has restored confidence •
saved trade from stagnation, and rescued the in
dustrial population from destitution ; sad by cow
ardice. stiegmessi and mental Incapleity. the Na.
York eity banks here precipitated the nip of the
merchants of New Turk, prevented the return of
confidence, taught trade to a stand still, and
brought thousende of indutrioes artless* to abso
lute want. The /retie in the Bank of England
may he reduced, while that of -• car blaia" is In
creased, but the reduction has bees made to help
commerce. while the increase has been elected by
the Tea of thousands.
The private letters above allaliral to have allay
ed, in some measure, the anxious seven,* felt by
our merchants and banker* during she greater
part of this week, but the t-weita-little-loriger"
policy still prevails, and the week closes on a very
inactive money market. The banks, I hart rea
son to believe, have contracted their leans this,
week, probably to the extent of half a million,
while their specie cannot be far short of twenty-
Ore millions. Their search for 'good Iret-slass
paper" it still quite unproductive. lie new paper
is made. for the simple reason that there is nothing
doing by the grit-clam men, and the millions lying
idle are as ®profitable to the holders as to the
I have treed of sneerer being had in the street
at :2 per cent. per senate, bat I hare not teen
any one who knows the fortanate individual,
while I have SO= Maly who have s aki moth
higher rates. Depend upon it that a reported
ease in the money market is nothing bat stagna
tion, and that, although we are really fall of mo
ney, those who rot or lt cannot get it except at a
great sacrifice. Private indiveduals who have
money to lend are quite u " circumspect " as the
banks—that is, they will not lend a dollar except
to rstelesa men with Irat classese.. , 7.hterale. Where
they find these firsteiless borrowers, they are cer
tainly eager to lend on demand and short time. at
very easy Wee, ranging from sto 7 per cent. The
transactions at time rates are, however. '• like an
gels' visits, few and far between"
Sterling exchange was inactive at 1K11:1091 for
best bankers' signatures. Remittere are very
choices—perhaps I ought to UM the fashionable
word "mrentaspect"—in the bills they buy, only
two or three bankers being in faros. Flew the
high rate of discount in England and Prangs, they
find It more profitable to send gold, and
qquently the Allende took set b1149,0e0, and the
Africa, Wedsesday, will, it l' s thought, take
out an equally large nil. There is no doubt that
we can spare it. It is no use here, and will be
well employed there, in strengthening foreign
markets and advancing the markets for our prin.
eipal staples. Of the large shipment of gold
day, I am informed that Teri' little, if any, was
forwarded by the receiver of the North American
Trust Ccnizany.
Pant N. opoiford, Esq., has resigned the office of
President of the Bank of the Commonwealth, re
' Wining his rest in the Board of Directors. and El
-1 ward Height. Esq., formerly Vice President, has
been elected to the Presidency. Domestic ex
change is unchanged. with the exception of I /Smola
and Irieretrein, the former having advanced from
.5 to 10, and the latter from 7to 10 per cent di,
count. The exports of Bruit, from this pert for
the week ending he-day, and for the you Outer.
have been as follows :
Barque Pentucket, Trinlesd, doubloons. 111,000 00
Steamer Runnionia.llamben,Ani. Gold, MOO 00
" Empire City, Havana, donbkons.. 101120 e 4
" Atlantic,Livertiool,Am. Gold Coin, 561,133 00
" Am. Gold Bars 577-1 V 10
Eng. Gold 311,t'54
Prance 5,800 00
Total for the wrek.
Prcriou,ly reported
Total tail 515.091.W7 7T
The teat taasesetieee ai theSub-ltahatjei to day
were : Receipts, it 52,750 15 ; paytnents,.S..s,7l 30.
balance, $3,96 , 3.411: 73. The cast a' receipts
for duties were .'5,12.000. The cv.kanges to-day at
the clearing house were 114,317,5E6 gi, and the
helium:a paid to coin, 5843.79.57.
The dowcward teadeney in the stock antet
still continues. Railroads are puticularly out el"
favor, and the bean are likely to hate a poi
time next week. In Uaited States and State stocks
a slight business was done at foresee prices ; this
class of securities being considered the only safe
investment. Erie closed at 171; Reading at SI!.
N. Y. Central at 73; Michigan southern at 171:
Chicago and Rock Island at 721; Clerelatd and
Toted.) at 421 :Mena and Chicago at 73, and La
Cr' ase and Milwankee at 111.
5070 C S Cs '67 110 ' •.Y.I Harlem n ..,-..) ;
WOO Tenn ca. , 93 03 , , 340 do P i
1.100 Ilissoori 0 s 76,s 1 SO Realm.; I 61
1000 d 3 7 41 ‘. MO do .1061
00) N Y 6 ., 'Tlex in 1091301 do +ll 61 i.;
1 .ON - 0 111 Cea It lids 64 ! - ZOO do c .}1 i
100 do 63% 1665 d 3 6-
7.0.13 TEI & Allun lin 61 * 5 Cal & Chic h 7.; ti
5000 Gal & C.hie 1.1. n lo 60 ' 11 do
1000 /Ind Air R arn b B 7 .50 Harlem R Pi .3)
10 blaitato of N Y 01 '. :4 Minh 6&NI it lo
10 Ocean Bit 70 100 do IEO let.
31 do 71 303 ds la.,
_0 Na+sau Ft 76 100 do 14..
23 Market Ilk 90 230 do 19
37 Union 116 1007, ' 100 do el) 1.3 - 4
10 Metropolitan Bk 03 ; 105 Fastaccalt 91
100 )1111 & )lies ft SI% 160 do .10 9.1
100 do 40 retti 50 do 0 - 3) P.i
20 Paella: )I SCo 69 ' 5 Cloy Col P. C,o ft 97 ~
30 Cum:* Coal Co 94 '4O Cler /r. Sol P. 41..
:560 do 9, ' 3.50 do 41,
2N17 11 9 , 330 do 42
:Il Peen. Coal Co 601, * 100 do 42 a
125 N Y Cen R op; 72 * 100 do .10 4.:
30 do oi.g. 72v 500 do 35 42,
IP.O do vpg I2li ' 10) do 13
:4 do 11 aft op 7S' 71 Chic & Fii: 1.1 F. "% i
60 do .1.1 7: t, * 1. - r • 0 do sIO 71%,
460 Er.. Railroad 161,. 60 do 72i
20 do 40 101 ;50 do ...: 72
100 do lo s-, 1.5 do -•-
; tuois Ct L 31d
cl 7 1 3 do
9 ,
2)0 do
10 llntlem It
Mugs —Since the reeeirt of the Agaerie. - a
mail, Pots are dell and nominal at ;q.t. Er, 21.1
l'e3rls quiet at ; 1 -'5 A.
COVILL: —There has not bun any minement,
and the market is heavy.
COTTON.—The market is nnsettled and doll.
We quote taiddli,g I.:plardz at Ito, and gced ds
at 111 c.
FLoi a. Sc.—The demand for Wererr. Csnal
Flour Li rather more active, and the low grades
are firmer ; but at the close the advance ef .51 per
bbl. is feebly sustained. The inquiry is cent mod
almost entirely to the home trade.
Csnadisn Bcur is also &shade better; &Alt! • f -11'4
bbls at St risasl 75 for auperdne, and 551,5 , ,
extra du. Southern do= is a shade easier. the
arrivals liberal. Sales of .501) bbls at $5353.60 far
mixed to good brands Alexandria, to., and
56 8.5 for the better grades.
Rye flour is inactive at Si Xi& 35 for fine and
superfine. Corn meal is quiet at $3.40a55:*.1 for
GRAIN.—The demand for wheat is very li,;bt
both for milling and export; prices are nochanget
The arrivals are limited ; sales of 3.500 bushels at
110.1 for good white Southern; Seallic ter damaged,
Chicago Springnoreittsl at 90a9Se, and Milwau
kee Club at 951100,...
The sales are 7 ttoo bbls at 1;4 60'5:1 70 for
mon to good State; $4 Sesss for extra do; 14.60 a
14.70 for superfine and Iliehigan ; K SU.,
.15 65 for extra do ; .1.5.15a55.K , for common to good
extra Ohio; 15 N 5 .5 for food to ebuiee do; 1:•• ?Cm
17.f.0 for extra St. Louis b rands, ant $.5.90a17 7.,
for extra tieresee.
Rya is held with Immo firmren at 70c. Oats a re
in good supply and lower. SalesofJersey at ;;Sal2s,
and State and Western at ClaiSe. Barley and
Barley Malt are quiet and prices nominal.
Corn is irregnlar ; old is better and in limited
supp 7, l, while new is heavy and unaettled. Sales
of o y oo be, at Sk for mixed Weetern and 65a oe.
for Southern and Jeney yellow, as in condition
.litoa.--Scotch pig sells slowly at 5.20. cash. acd
525429, six moe; aslssof 100 tons. Other kinds
are equally languid, but prices do not vary.
PROTISIONS.—The market is again lower for
Pork. The sales are 130 bbls at $15.50.1517 for
mess, the inside price for light weight, and $15.30a
Sl6 for prime—the latter entirely nominal.
Beef is in fair demand for the local trade. but
the market favors the buyer; ,ales of 157 bbls at
T..,3.75a56 75 for country prime; 20410 far
$ll 23:1313 .7.0 for repacked western mess, and Sits
$11.75 for extra do.
Prime mere is quiet at !0a24. Beef barns are
in limited demand ut 14a16.75. Bacon is in limited
demand at 11a141 for smoked. A large sa'o of
1,200 hhda. city boneless bas been made for Cali
fornia on private terms.
Cut meats arc steady—the supply is modczetr ;
sales of shoulders at 71aSo , and hams at 01a10e
Lard is firm and in fair idemand. Sales of 2m
bbls. at 10a101c., and :mall lots at leialeie and
10o_ for delivery early in January.
Butter and Cheese are steady. Drei,ed hogs are
very quiet at tilted. and close extremely heavy.
Socans.—Tbe feeling is steady ; and for the
week we quote an advance of i cent per bbl. Re
ined are active, chiefly for coffee descriptions.
The sales this morning are moderate.
Warsaar.—The demand for this article is light.
and the market Is easier. Sales of 140 bbls at It::
a 213
LrlrllED.—Tbo Chicago Democrat of the 2d
inst.. says :
" The trade in lumber is exceedingly dull. There
is probably 200,000,000 feet in the yards here now.
Dealers ask thirty dollars per Id for cargoes of
beat first clear. and twenty-six dollars for second
clear. They quota dressed flooring at twenty-one
dollars. The receipts of the last week week hare
been lees than a million of feet. The total re
ceipts for the season are now over four i mu o re d
and thirtyfire million of feet."
$1,808,754 :4
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