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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1865
A despatch from the Associated Press corre-
Spondent says that there is good reason to
Deneve that a part of the Cabinet are anwill,
jag to try Jeff Davis for treason, but that
preAdent Johnson is persistent in having him
Ivied before a civil tribunal. Justice Chase
will arrive in Washington in a day or two,
be will be consulted. The advice of the
pmaiinent lawyers of the country has also
l„ en requested. The despatch says that the
;President has determined that the arch-traitor
mill i be tried before a civil court, and also
Oat itlr.Johnson contemplates withdrawing
iic op p.- —.pending the writ of habeas cot
tends soon to dispense with
t of the New Orleans Times.
. _ _
1 corresi ,
num 'Mexico, s. les that the Imperial fetes were
Xll the west gorgeous kind. The Esicifeta, Mar
dial Bftzaine's organ, says that one hundred
thousand more men - will be wanted to put
down the Republicans. In other quarters it
is stated that this number would not be suffi
cient. Nany of the victories claimed by the
:French are stated to be totally unfounded.
The Liberals care but little for death. Corti
alejia's division close on Iltratamo
, and would immediately occupy should
Nola evacuate. A proclamation has been is
tined by Cortinas, setting forth that unless the
citizens of Matamoros cease their allegiance
to Maximilian he will confiscate their proper
ly and pronounce them traitors.
YeSterdny the payment of interest on the
first series of the seven-thirty loan, due Au
k:llA 15, was begun in New York, at the Sub
ireasury. Several hundred were present with
coupons. The people formed in single tile,
nd the line ran out of the office into Pine
sheet, and, at One time, extended as far as
Nass.an street. The amount of the interest ott
these bonds payable now is about 89,000,000, of
which it is estimated that between six and
seven millions will be paid in this city.
The city and county Conventions of the De
mocratic. party met yesterday, and nominated
the following officers: For Mayor, Daniel DE.
fox; City Treasurer, John Johnson; City
Commissioner; David P. Weaver; City Solid-
Inr, Charles J. Diddle ; City Controller, Jesse
lodges ; and District Attorney, I. Newton
Brown. In the Second Senatorial District,
;littluel IL Davis, Jr., was nominated, and
licorgC W. 11. Smih in the Fourth District.
Candidates for Representatives and the van.
ens city (minor) offices were also placed in no-
Inination. Their names will be found in ano
In West Chester, yesterday, the Chester
many Union Convention was held. • It was
largely attended. Wayne McVeigh, Stephen M.
>kredith, and Robert Park*, were appointed
etlegates to the Union State Convention,
which i: , to assemble in Harrisburg to-morrow.
Ize=clutions were adopted endorsing the policy
Yolerday afternoon Several politicians en•
a_ed in a riot in the neighborhood of Eleventh
11.1 .ansoin streets. Several men had their
and faces cut,hut beyond this no serious
mnilty is reported. A disgraceful affair
amenc the Eame class of men occurred in the
s even teeah ward. Reliable reports.of both
these occurrences Will be found in one local
Internal revenue receipts since the organi
2ation of the system have been nearly $4.00,-
(~,0.0030. Not a dollar's loss by dishonesty of em
ployee.: is said to have been sustained from
the outset, although there have been defaul
-1a& as the case of Stone evidences.
flare is yet some doubt about the Atlantic
(able'S failure. It is asserted that the cable
1 , a, parted of necessity, and the sea end buoy-
Ep. The only difficulty, it is said, will be
:ay to find the buoy.
The Solicitor of the Treasury has organized
clivision for the detection of counterfeit Go
vprinnent notes and bonds. It is under charge
o: Col. Wm. P. Wood. - Cong,ress has provided
hirge rewards for the detection of thes*couu.
From iiew Orleans the steamer Mississippi
;1,3, arrived in New York, bringing dates to
the tith. A Texas refugee had at.tiva. in Glal.
reston. He states that the people, from Austin
to Galveston, are perfectly satisfied with the
new Efate of affairs, and are perfectly willing
to adopt the policy of the Government.
Dekizates to the Union State Convention, to
b in Harrisburg tamorrow 3 bave aireaay
tilted in that city from the northern and
western counties. It is generally believed
that two soldiers Will be nominated for Sur
veyor arid Auditor General respectively.
Another frightful and fatal railroad accident
UCCUITCCI yesterclaymorning on the Housatonic
Ewer Rattrop,d, Seven_ persons were instantly
lined, and many others mangled and other
viie injured. The President of the road was
en the train at the time of the accident.
t;eneral - Mower commands the Eastern divi
lon of the Southwest; General Stanley the
Central, and General Steele the Northern,
The stock market yesterday was active, but
price; were invariably lower. Reading, which
closed on the previous day at 53, opened yester
day at 51, and -there were numerous sales,
h0ne1..4 generally being weak. Gold also de
awl the market is evidently ins, transi
tion state. There was little demand for flour
ymerilay. Cotton brought forty=five cents•
sugar was quoted 12.@13 cents, on time. Whis-
• Y Iv as firm,
Gold e10 , ,.ed at 149.4 last night in New York
LETTER FROM " OCCASIONAL."
WASHINGTON, August 15, 1865.
The joint resolution which has passed
Joih Houses of Congress by the required
wo-thirds vote, providing for the Consti
qaional abolition of slavery, reads as fol-
Remdred, be the Senate and house of Repre
,,ootim United Slates of America, in Con
etwecnbktl, (two4hirds of both Houses con
e,rriaoo that the following article be pro-
Poied to the LegiQlatures of the several State
an amendment to the Constitution of the
United States, which, when ratified by three
feurths of said Legislatures, shall be valid, to
a,i intents and purposes, as a part of said Con
iiil, Neither slavery nor involuntary sex
vitite. except as a punishment for crime,
'whereof the party shall have been duly eon
shall exist within the United States,
aaYplace subject to their jurisdiction.
Sy.c. Cum - gess . shall 71 . ave power to enforce this
Approveil February 1, 1865.
I have italicised the second section ofthis
:3 . licle, soon to he a part of the National
Conqitution, for a-very important purpose.
ThP fiTt here setforth, has escaped the at
t'lnirra of many who feel solicitous about
Zile We of the colored freed people—that
crulgrCi clothed with " power to
f. -force, by appropriate legieZation,"
' 11( ' 11 rules, regulations, laws, &e.,
z , will make them and keep them
1 - r4ctically and perpetually free. Under this
1 4 1:!1 the destiny of the freed people is mi
ll!, in the hands of Congress. The fears
nta the Southern States would not pass
laws as would harmonize with the
lllendment of the National Constitution,
ll)l'ever abolishing Slavery, need no longer
If: entertained. The utmost ingenuity of
diese who have expected to degrade their
j.- slaves, by depriving them of the rights
41onging to liberty, and probably for
i*iag them into a sort of semi -servitude,
Liss been anticipated and baffled by the ar
t'-lc above quoted, which defines the plain
o!' Congress.' Hence, while the South
hi Shift's may assist, they cannot retard
11 ' , efficient execution of the manda
7rq amendment. Under it, all that 15
l '''ary to give the colored people their
l '`''''‘`ni—the same that is secured to the
r "loled people of Pennsylvania—will be
without the assistance, and, if
he, in spite of the opposition of
11 !ri1' late. tyrants. The value of this
-tirance can hardly be estimated. It
, 14111111 Y removes another stumbling
out of the way. Many of our
men hav apprehended that after
1 !* removal of the military from the
the liberated blacks would be left
Juirfully unfriended ; that the present is a
!li(Te interregnum between real slavery and
serVitUde almost equally infamous; and
ilft the whites would inflict untold wrongs
irt on the poor freedmen the moment they
l i:It that their old control had been given
1 2 , (.k into their hands. Late news from
(Miss„) where a Convention is
to be held under Provisional Governor
,hrtrkey's proclamation, leads to the ex-
If r itatiou of a fierce demonstration of in
c,,..nation and ingratitude on the part of
of the returned rebels who have
"" , iflit themselves delegates. But they
only harm themselves. Now that their
to persecute the freedmen can be
:ei:essfuliy prevented and severelypunish
'tl.if they will insist upon torturing each
,:7 1. 1 tey Must be indulged even to their
Lat's c hontent. . VcOAsioNAL.
VOL. 9.-NO. 14.
THE 4, INTELEIGENCER" ANATOSII
- CALLE CONSIDEEED.
(Froui yesterday's Washington Chronicle.)
"Yon have your hand on my purse, you
scoundrel," Says the gentlemen to his neigh
bor, in a erowd. " Bly dear Is the trem
bling reply, "pardon me ; I did it by mistake;
it was an error;' I thought you were another
man i" Who has not seen precisely such an in
cident as this in the daily papers, and laughed
heartily at the miserable excuse of the de
tected plc:lF:pocket'? While the virtuous Na
tional Intelligencer is amusing itself with the
character it has drawn for "Occasional," it does
not clear itself of the dark accusation of
having deliberately falsified the record in
order to do injustice to that writer. The
extraet, the text upon which its chief and
unprovoked charge against " Occasional"
was based, was coolly taken—we will not
say stolen—from another source (and gar
bled at that), and credited to "Occasional."
A very curious " error " for so honorable a
controversialist, To cut out the words of one
writer and to deliberately charge them to
another, and to make them the ground of
attack upon that other, is certainly no very
honorable expedient, and bears a suspi
cious resemblance to the frequent feat of
the chevalier Winclustrie above referred to.
Now this "error" happened on Friday, and
was doubtless pointed out to the perpetrator,
who refused to correct it on Saturday, and
only admitted it after it was exposed by 77te
Chronicle, and then in a manner that showed it
would never have been voluntarily corrected.
We are not complaining of this sleight-of-hand ;
only that where there is such effrontery there
should be some skill. It was a bold blunder at
the best, and so equivocally explained as to
show that the man who committed it regarded
it as "a fair business transaction ;" was, in
fact, proud of his achievement.
The Intelligences is driven to a strange sort
of self-defence when it says
Now, we suppose, of course, that the intelli
gent and high-toned Chronicle is not aware
that the intelligencer, under its present pro
prietorship, from the beginning until his
death, gave to the lamented Mr. Lincoln, and
to his policy a warm, and, what will suit the
Chronicle perhaps better, an almost " unhesi
Fromthis it would seem that the fideffigencer
has severed all connection with the traditions
of the old newspaper, and that "its present
proprietorship" " gave Mr. Lincoln's policy a
warm support," &c. We are also called upon
to regard it as among the "warm supporters"
of President Johnson's "policy." Welled never
heard either of "the present proprietors,"
whose names appear at the head of that
paper, classed among the " warm supporters"
of- Mr. Lincoln's policy, much less of the .
policy of the present Executive ; but we are
glad to be informed of it now. It will be
news to the country. We have yet toned . a
single decided friend of the test or present Ad
ministration who has not always regarded, and
does not now regard, the National Intelligencer as
an insidious and unfair opponent of the great
tTnion party, and of the great measures enun
ciated and Carried out by Abraham Lincoln
and Andrew Johnson. Its opposition to eman
cipation and confiscation under Lincoln may
not have been exhibited under "the present
proprietors ;" but what one of P resident John
son's bold demonstrations against treason have
ever they Sustained? When the disaffected
papers of the North bowled against the trial
of the assassins, by President Johnson's or
der, and when again by his order four of them
were executed amidst another outburst of
rage, did one syllable of protest against these
denunciations find its way into the
geneerf When the Suspension of the writ of
habeas corpus• was declared to be essential to
the safety of the capital and the lives of the
Executive and his Cabinet, the intelligeneer
Persisted in demanding its restoration. When
the patriots of the South called for the strong
hand of President Johnson to protect them
against the rebels, and when .ho gave his
protection to Erownlow in Tennessee, and
his approval to Palmer in Kentucky, as he had
previously done to Terry in Richmond, no
word of encouragement to the President was
proffered by the lntelligeneer. Even now, un
der its "present proprietorship," there is
hardly it disaffected journal in the North, the
editorials of which are not aired in the conve
nient columns of our conservative, and, as it
would seem, - our "Democratic" cotemporary.
It is, we repeat, a little strange that " these
warm supporters" of Lincoln and Johnson
should be classed by all the known friends of
both Administrations among their most dam
gerous and unfair opponents.
In the present attempt of the Inteiligeneer to
do injustice to his contemporaries, it has sim
ply been caught in a discreditable transaction
and exposed to a sharp humiliation, both of
which it mignt have been spared, had It not
gedie out of its way to provOke unnecessary
controversy. Like the bull that attempted to
run down the locomotive, it has not found the
experiment either a pleasant or a profitable
President Johnson's Attitude Towards
HE DESIRES DAVIS•TO BE TRIED BY A
Military Courts Soon to be Supplanted
by Civil Ones.
SECRETARY SEWARD AGAIN WIND TO
A PHILADELPHIAN SAID TO BE APPOINTED GO
VERNOR OF COLORADO.
$400,000,000 thus far Accruing from
THE POSTPONEMENT OF TRIAL OP THE Al.
LEGED ANDERSONVILLE TYRANT.
(Epecial Despatch to The Press.)
WASKIWC4TOtt, August 15, I,W
The Mexicali Aspect.
The moral effect of the overthrow of the re
bellion proves to be greater in South Ame
rica, and especially in Mexico, than invading
armies and navies. LOUIS - NAPOLEON'S con
tract did not include the defeat of the slave
conspiracy ; it took birth, shape, vitality, and
vigor from the hope of Its success. His legiens
in Mexico feel the failure, of his theory
terribly. No Frenchmen emigrate there;
the soldiers long to get back to Paris, and .
his German levies or contingents are run
ning over into the fat lands of Texas as fast
as their legs can carry them. The French
have all left the Rio Grande, lest a collision
should take place between them and Sunup.
DAN'S boys; some of whom are a. little too ea
ger to "go on." Hadthe French stayed on that
line, the Mexicans, iired by the news of the
downfall of the rebels, would have risen be
hind them and probably cut them t 9 pieces.
The guns carried over by the retreating rebels
were never used by the French, but were
avoided as so much poison—and when they
were demanded as our property they were
found covered with rust, and gladly handed
back. The weak part Of the whole French
fiasco is not in Mexico, but in Paris, anti the
Most anxious man to get the Frenchmen out
is not JUAREZ, in his mountain home, but
LOUIS NAPOLEON in his palfole. ***
6, A Stormy Cabinet Sesosion."
This is the phrase in a late despatch of the
New York Herald, referring to a meeting of
Mr. JountienN Cabinet On the reconstruction
policy. Now the truth is, there never has been
even so much as the slightest jar at any Cabi
net meeting since Mr. LiNoovs's death, and
there was notoriously no dispute before.
Tim meeting alluded to was peculiarly plea
sant and peaceable.
Mr. Seward at Cape May.
The Secretary of State left on his gunboat
this afternoon, after Cabinet council, for Cape
May, intending to return - with his family by
Saturday or Monday next. He is anxious to
anticipate the September storms. Mr. SEWARD
is very grateful for the kind attentions of the
good people of Philadelphia to himself and his
family during their sojourn at the Capes.
Governor of Colorado.
It is currently Stated and believed that ALEX
ANDER CUMunras, of Philadelphia, has been
appointed GOVerilOr of the Territory of Colo•
My Associated Press.)
President Johnson's Policy.
Publications have recently been made of re
ports, speculations,and inferences about differ
ences of opinion between the President and
his Cabinet with regard to the policy proper
to be pursued in restoring the Southern States
to their former relations to the 'Union, and
particularly in solving the question of negro
suffrage in the work of re-establishing civil
government, the initiatory measures to se
cure which have already been taken through
the agency of the Provisional Governors.
The proceedings of the Cabinet are strictly
private, and it is not known that any of the
members are in the habit of improperly re
vealing them; and,.therefore,the publications
professing to give reports of what takes place
in the Cabinet council, are, to say the least,
But it may be said with confidence, as an an
swer to many of these speculations, that there
is not now, nor is it believed there will be, any
substantial difference 'between the President
and his Cabinet with regard to the restoration
of the Soutliern States, One of the reasons for
this assertion is the fact that all the proclama
tions appointing the Provisional Governors
are in precisely the same words; founded on
the Tennessee arrangement, and maturely
considered by the President mid approved by
the Cabinet, showing a carefully considered
plan t the amnesty proclamation being in ay
corg with that document.
The President, it IS known from the repre
sentations of his intimate friends, is deter
mined to pursue substantially the reconstruc
tion programme thus laid down, having rea
sonable evidence from the South that it will
be successful. Many of the accounts from that
section are exaggerated, and misrepresent
the true and favorable condition of public
• The Trial of Jeff Davis.
As the result of careful inquiry, it is be
lieved there is an unwillingness on tile part
of aportion of the Cabinet to have JEFF DAVIS
tried for treason, while there is reason for as
serting that the President is persistent in
having it brought before a civil tribunal.
Chief Justice CHASE is expected to arrive
here in the course of a few days for consulta
tion, with the President as to the time, man
ner, and plan, which shall be designated. The
ablest counsel in the country are also being
consulted an the subject. There is a fixed de
termination by the Executive that there shall
be an immediate and fair trial by a Jury Of
the country for high treason. It may, in addi
tion to the abovejbe as confidently asserted
that the President has determined, as soon as
practicable, to withdraw the order suspend
ing the privileges of the writ of habeas cor
pus, and to dispense with military courts.
The Trial Of the Anderson - v - 111e Prison
The trial of Captain WERTZ was to have com
menced to-day, but has • been further post
poned until to-morrow.
This morning several Government witnesses
were in attendance, and there are others in
the city who can at any moment be sum.
ZnOned. The accused has for counsel, Judge
HUGHES, General 3. IL DENVER, and Messrs.
PECS and SCRAM.
WERTZ is a Swiss by birth, and when the
United States forces captured New Orleans
he deserted hlB plantation and negroes' iu
Louisiana, and with his wife and three chil
dren, went to Vicksburg.
In 1863, the rebel Government sent him to•
Europe as a military commissioner, and after
remaining there eight months, he came back
to Richmond, by running the Wilmington
blockade, and was appointed an Assistant Ad
jutant General, with the rank of Captain, and.
assigned to the command of the Audersonville
The Detection of Counterfeiters. ,
The Solicitor of, the Treasury has issued a
Circular in relation to counterfeiting, stating
that Congress has appropriated a considerable
sum of money for the purpose of meeting any
expenses in detecting and bringing to trial
and punishment persons engaged in counter
feiting Treasury notes, bonds, or other securi
ties of the United States, as well as the coin of
the United States.
It being expected that further appropria
tions of a like nature will be hereafter made,
the Secretary of the Treasury has directed
that the administration of the fund thus cre
ated, and the prosecution of the measures
contemplated by Congress, shall be committed
to the SolieitOr's Mee, and that there be or
ganized therein a division, under the direc
tion of a competent head, to have immediate
charge of the measures in question, which has
accordingly been done. Col. Wm. P. Wood has
charge of the division, under the supervision
of the Solicitor, WhO WS: "The mode of opc
ration adopted by the office is two-fold, First,
by the offer of rewards for services or informa
tion tending to the suppression of counter
feiting; and secondly, by direct efforts to col
lect information and make seiz ores and arrests
through the instrumentality of persons acting
under the direction of the Chief of the Divi
In order to receive the rewards it is not es
sential that parties asking them shall act to
any extent under the direction of this office.
They may may proceed with their operations
on their own account and in their own way
until they shall reach their consummation,
when they may present the results to the office
and claim proper rewards, which will be given
with fairness, and on the most liberal scale.
But it must be borne in mind that in such
eases the parties can only look for reward fOr
what they actually accomplish, as the office
will not undertake to remunerate them for
loss of time, or to reimburse any expenses
which they may have incurred in unsuccess
ful efforts. Neither is it necessary that such
parties shall perform any acts whatever, be-
Tend the mere communication of in
formation which shall be found to be
of value, and no person possessing such
information need apprehend that his just
claims will Usk, overlooked or - disregarded,
since books will be kept in the office in whiCh
will be entered every item of information re
ceived, together with the name of the party
by wheal it is sent; and before any reward is
awarded a Careful examination will ha made
of the whole ease, in order that each person
who has contributed to the general result
shall receive his proper share of the reward.
The Solicitor has also issued a circular to dis
trict attorneys, marshals, and clerks of courts
of the United States, specifying the particular
services which he requests of them, and the
kind of information to be furnished.
Returns of Internal Revenue.
Nearly four hundred millions of dollars have
passed through the Internal Revenue Bureau
since its organization, and so far it has not
sustained the loss of a single dollar by miscon
duct of any of its officers. The last day's re
ceipts for Internal Revenue are about one
million five hundred thousand dollars.
The Defalcation of A. P. Stone.
A. P. :Amin, collector of internal revenue in
Ohio, was, it is ascertained, a defaulter to the
amount of nearly SSO,OOO. His sureties are
bound in the sum of $lOO,OOO, are perfectly
responsible, and will satisfy the Government.
Commissioner of Patents Appointed.
The Hon. THOMAS C. PIEAKER, of Ohio, one
of the Chief Examiners Of 00 Patent Office,
has been appointed Commissioner of Patents
in the place of HOLLOWAY, resigned.
The President to•clay appointed FRA.NKLIzq
11/.AuTIN collector of internal revenue for the
Seventh ,district of Ohio, and FRANCIS FULTAR
surveyor of customs for the district of Wil
Paramus for Rebels.
The President to-day amnestied a number of
rebels, principally from Alabama and North
Carolina. T_ SOUTHER, Of NOW YOrk, is in
cluded in the list.
The New York Collectorship.
The appointment of PRESTON KING to the
collectorship of New York was known to but
few officials here yesterday, and for some
reason not given was purposely kept a pro
found secret by them.
NEW ORLEANS AND TEX4S.
The People of the Latter State Being
Nnw Team, August 15,--The steamer Missis
sippi, from New Orleans and the bar on the
9th, arrived here to-day. Our files contain the
following items of intelligence :
Judge Hancock, a Texan refugee, had ar
rived at Galveston. He reports that the
people, from-Austin to Galveston, were per
fectinTeoneded to the new order of things,
and willing to adopt the policy and measures
of the Administration.
The army worm is ravaging acres in What , :
ton county, Texas.
Major General Mower has succeeded General
Granger in command at Galveston.
Judge Paschal, of Austin, is mentioned as a
possible appointee to the vacant seat of the
Supreme Court. lie was a Union man through
Outrages by 'United States Troops.
CAIRO, August 15.—The steamer Pauline Car
sail, from New Orleans on the ftth, has arrived,
with one 'hundred and twenty-five bales of
cotton for caird, and one hundred anti eleven
bales for St. Louis.
The military divisions are commanded ae
follows : Eastern, General blower, headquar
ters, Galveston ; Central, General Stanly,
headquarters, Victoria ; Northern, General
Steele, headquarters, Brownsville.
Alstexlean rancho, on July 28th, which the
New Orleans rimes says is rather doubtful au
thority, reports the sacking of Corpus Christi
and the desecration of a family vault, by
United States troops.
General Lopez has left Matamoras for
The limperisl Fetes—llnfavorable News
from the Franeo-3lealean Army.
NEW YORK, August 15.—The New Orleans pa,
perslurnibb the following:
Tile City of Mexico correspondence of the
New Orleans Times says'tliat the Imperialfh/es
have been of the most gorgeous description,
and dm display of diamonds of fabulous price
Marshal Bazainels organ, the Estorfela, de
clares that One hundred thousand more mem
are needed to put down the Republicans, and
the Era Nouvelle says that number would be
insuillcient, as the opinion of nearly the whole
population is against the Emperor. The vic
tories claimed by the French are unfounded in
fact. The Liberals show the utmost disregard
Mejia , s division is kept close in Matamoras
by Cortinas, and the latter would occupy it at
once were the former to evacuate. Cortinas
has issued a proclamation that unless the citi
zens of Matainoras cease their adherence to
Maximilian he will pronounce them traitors,
and coefiseatq their 'property.
pu:oseranDinuostwirt 1 - , A $ :1
SOME LIGHT ON THE CAUSE OF THE
"LOSS OF INSULATION."
The Cable Broken, but the Sea End Sup
posed to be Buoyed.
A err' BAY, August 16.---A large vessel. hove in
eight at six o'clock this morning, and at this
hour (half -past nine) she is within three orfour
miles of the shore. rings are seen gayly flying
HEART'S CONTENT, August 14, via ASPY BAY,
August 15.—The schooner First Fruit, from
Cardiff, arrived in Harbor Grace, N. F., this
morning. She makes the following report
On the 6th of August, at four o'clock in the
morning, saw the steamship Great Eastern and
the British war steamer Terrible. At' six
o'clock in the morning saw a beacon buoy
marked " Great Eastern, No. 5."
The Great Eastern and the Terrible were
then about five miles southeast from Beacon
buoy. The weather was quite foggy at this
time. The First Fruit then laid her topsails
to the mast and hoisted her ensign. At noon
the Terrible came near the First Fruit and re
ceived information from her of the bearings of
the Beacon buoy.
The Terrible reported that the cable was
parted on the 241. of August. The position Of
the Beacon buoy, by the account of the First
Fruit was hi latitude 5140 North, longitude 38
The weather here this morning is quite mild,
but a thick fog prevails.
The Herald's special despatch from Heart's
Content, dated August 14th, says : " The Cap
tain of the Terrible informed the Captain of
the schooner First Fruit that the cable parted
on the 2d, and the buoy was the mark where the
cable was last seen. The Captain of the
schooner is not Certain of the exact location
of the buoy, having had no observation for
several days. We do not give up"the expedk
tion as a failure, as when last seen the steamers
were endeavoring to discover the location of
the buoy, showing they have not abandoned
all hope of eventually laying the cable. Mri
_Mackey, superintendent of the Newfoundland
line, is yet hopeful that the Great Eastern will
arrive in a few days with the cable all right.
I cannot deschbe the deep feeling of disap
pointment that prevails among the people
The general feeling is that the Atlantic
cable is a thing never to be 411000esfulig ac
At the time the cable broke, the ship was
about six hundred miles distant from the
Anotker Vassal arrived at ltanbor Grace on
Friday last, and reported Seeing four days
previously a- large buoy, two miles distant
from a vessel:•
The captain 4fA* the First Fruit reports that
he asked the Terrible whether they consider
ed the cable recoverable, and the answer was
" Could not sayfi
A LOCOMOTIVE RUNS THROUGH A PAS-
Seven Persons Ki110(1 and Eleven Wounded.
NEW RAVEN, (Conn.,) August fpightfal
railroad disaster occurred this morning on the
Housatonic River RaiLkoad. The morning
freight train going up, the Housatonic Rail
road became disabled when several miles
above Bridgeport. The 1n.30 train following,
finding it on the track, hitched the freight
train on, and backed toward Bridgeport
A new engine was out for trial on the track,
and when about - three miles above Bridgeport
ran into the rear of the passenger train. The
locomotive, struck the hind car, and split it'in
two, passing directly throngh, and the- holler
burst just as it reached from
second ear frO
_the rear, 'Linking awful havoc.
Seven--persons were killed outright, and
eleven were terribly mangled and scalded.
The President of the Holmatonic Railroad,
Charles Hunt; was on board of the train, at the
time of the accident. Everything is being
done for the relief of the 1 - Sumengers.
At a curve in the road, this engine came sud
denly in collision with , the train which was
hacking down. Several oflthe ears were en
tirely demolished, the engftikgoing literally
through the nearest passenger .car. Six per
sons, three of them ladies,. were instantly
killed, and twenty others were. severely in.
jured. Many were scalded by steam issuing
from the locomotive boiler.
'Mrs. E. 0. Wakeman, of Westport.
Mrs. Henry LambertOn, of New - York.
Miss D. A. Smith, residence unimown.
Mr. Cropet, residence unknown. -
Thomas 0. Bond, aged six. years, residence
Another boy, name unknOwn, residence an
DIED AFTER TILE COLLISION
Mrs, Tboinas Thorne, of New York.
Mrs. Cahill, residence unknOWll.
Charles Davidson, of Milford.
Miss Eliza L. Tucker of New:York, slightly.
Mrs. Richard Marshall, of Bridgeport, se
Mrs. EL B. Taylor, of New York, scalded.
George W. Mansfield, 2d Conneoticut Heavy
S. B. Deming, of New York, badly scalded.
Juliet Hurlbut, of Milton,. Conn., badly
Mrs. Hurlbut, of Norwalk,.sealded.
Mrs. Eagan of Newtown .leg broken.
arrell, of Ilawleysvine, foot
Maria Prunty of New York, leg broken.
James Ward, brakesman, face badly cut.
Mr. L. A. Lamed of Philadelphia, scalded.
Mrs. Mallory, of Bridgeport, severely hurt
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., August 15.—An extra
freight train Whieil was sent up the Housatonic
Railroad this morning, was stopped by an ac
cident to the engine cylinders, and the train
halted about three miles from this city, and a
flag was sent back bythe conductor to warn the
passenger train of danger. The latter train
Came up and bitched on to the freight train,
and was slowly drawing it hack tdßrifigeport3
when near Pequonneck Mills, it was met by a
new locomotive coming up the track on a trial
A NOTED GUERILLA ARRESTED, AND
TO BE TRIED
TICE TOWN OE STEVENSON BURNED
NASHVILLE, August 15.—Major Dick McCann,
formerly of the rebel army, and who
made himself conspicuous as a cavalry
Icada , in Dila state, was arrested yes
terday, on a charge of being a mem
ber of the court-martial width hung
several Union citizens, at Knoxville, during
the war. He will be taken to Knoxville to
stand his trial. ..
The scaffolding of a now banditti , on Market
street, in this city, fell Tastertlay, precipi
tating five persons to the gZ3und, one of whom
will not survive.
The town of Stevenson, Oil the Nashville and
Chattanooga railroad, was almost entirely de
stroyed by lire, this mailing. The fire was
the work of incendiaries.
NEW YORK CITY.
IcEw YORK, August 15,1364.
THE PHOENIX BANK ROBBER.
Jenkins, the Phcenix Bank robber, waived
an examination this morning, and was fully
THE FOURTH NATIONAL BANE INVOLVED
The Fourth National Bank announces that
it is involved in the gold-check forgeries only
$250,00 0 , which the earnings of the past six
Meths will MOTO than cover.
L'eef declined 34@1Y 2 c. Receipts, 6,000 hen d •
sales at F@l6 l 4e. STieep lower; sales of 18,000
at .61:::.@7 1 ,61c. - Swine irregular; sales of 12,000
head at 1134@12e.
THK STOCK EXCIIAI..
10,600 US 66 'Bl c 106 M
7,000 U 8 65 5-20....0 104%
42,000 do .c ..n Is 1017 i
10.000 410....e..n Is 10.57f i
20,000 T DI 7 3-10s.2(1 se as,v,
20,000 do 4isg
10,000 Term State 65.. 73
5,C00 Alo Stale 65.... 71
25.000 Amer G01d.... 140%
500 Cum Cl Pf 39%
400 quick Mi. Co.. 13
..200500 1Z Y do Central R. 90)-
100 Mar Min'g Co.. 12
100 Erie Railway... 81
1000 Erie Railway.... 813$
300 do 8196
1003 do 813 k
100 do .... •.• s6O 80)4
100 Hudson River 8.10134
200 do 104%
1000 Reading R' 102
200 do s 15.1019(
100 do 960.101
1000 do 10194
100 Mleh Central ....103
2240000 M So
do 62 & N R.... 6196
THE EVENING STOOK BOARD.
Gold, 141%; New York Central, 89%; Erie,
76141; Iludson,lo3; licading,oo ; Michigan South
ern', ix% 5 Pittsburg, 6414; Ronk Island 102 6 8 ;
Northwestern, 58%; Fort , Wayne, 92'4; Ortle
and Mississippi certificates, 21; Cumberland,
39%; Quicksilver, 52%; Atlantic Mail, 125; Ma
riposa, 11%. Stocks active and lower. Gold
thin, and sold after call at 1422%.
Governor G. P. Morton, of Indiana, is
stopping at the National notel, Washington.
fie is in fine health and spirits.
Mr. J. S. Clarke will be the first star at
-- James E. Murdoch will return to the stage
this season. His first engagement will pro
te,uly he at Pike's Opera Howe, Cincinnati.
The Way the Re bels Abuse theilLenien
ei of the Govel 'nwnent—Statements of
IIALEIGII,.. C Aug t nit 9.—J. L. Pennington,
eattor or the -R a l e igh p, •opre...es, who is standing
up manfully • for the D.
nien, and who knows
more of the secret design s and evil intentions
of the rebel leaders that, '
any other man in
this State, is a candidate,
fora seat in the
coming State Convention. A man of this
stamp has the same chance of
`being elected to
offree in one of 'the insurrect
ionary States as
Jeff Davis has of being elected Governor of
Massachusetts. Milk and wate r Union men
and rebel sympathizers are the 4
- inly class the
ruling aristocracy will trust:
Judging the true cause of the a, ”Preaching
danger, the Progress, of July 27, say - s : " Rere,
as in Tennessee and elsewhere, as A
, on as the
leading rebels are pardoned, they het some in
solent and arrogant, and, if we have trouble,
it will arise from too much leniency ti -, those
In referring to the rapid increase of rebel
papers, and the growing disloyalty at Wing
from mistaken leniency, the Progreso of . July
17 again sounds the fdarm,i.in the following ' ap
peal to the Administration:
The fact is, that with the exception of live • o r
six, the whole press of the State•showaelearl. V
and unmistakably its sympathy with the rg •
hellion, and its affeetion for its fenders- These
men in North Carolina; who a little over n.
year ago arrogantly styled themselves ," pa
triots , and property-holders r and' who ex
torted money from a trembling people, who
they had helped to enslave, take courage from
the extreme leniency of those in authority,
and are starting their organs- here and there
for the purpose of making war, covert* and
Judas-like at first, but eventually ,open and
violent, on the Governnient and'thoge who adi,
minister it; and if allowed to go on, and! the
leaders be pardoned and placed upon a footing'
with men who are really loval, the end of the.
strife and trouble in North barolina is not yet.
We ring these truths in the ears of the authori
ties at Washington and Raleigh 4 and appeal to.
them to save those who are friends of the'
Government from further rebellion and blood.-
shed ; and we appeal to the loyal people
throughout the State, should a mistaken le ,
niency grant the mercy of amnesty to the'
traitors, to show them no favor at the ballot
11.0.1CP.IRIBILTICOV, August 15.—Delegates to the
Nationid TericherS' ASsoolation are arriving
here by every train, and it is expected by to
morrow that the largest representation of
teacheks ever - assembled on any occasion in
this cetinti.y will be present to participate in
the proceedings of this Convention.
The 14tionnt Northal School Association
meet in the gollooi Depot at eleven O'clock this
morning, President Edwards in the chair. The
regular:business of this body will commence
this afternoon: Among the distinguished
persons present are D. B. Hagar, Principal of
the Normal School of Massachusetts ; Prof.
Green, of Mhode Island ; Messrs. Greenleaf
and Valentine, of New York Profs, Wieker
sham and Thompson, of the Pennsylvania
Normal School ; Prof. iiencell, of Ohio ; Har
lem, of Kentucky ; Prof. W. F. Phelps, of Min
nesota ; Prof; E. A. Sheldon, of Oswego, and
Messrs. Steams and Sheldon, of Boston.
The National Teacher's Association will as-'
semble to-morrow morning at nine o'clock, at
the courthouse, and Governor Curtin will de
liver his address of welcoine at eleven o'clock.
On Thursday themembers of the association
- will proceed to Gettysburg, where speeches
will be made and other proceedings had, ap
propriate to thathallowed locality. Governor
Andrew, of Massachusetts, will arrive in this
city, and take part in the proceedings of the
association on Friday.
ft union Editor.
FOnTRESS XONRO2, August 14.—The propeller
Triter' sailed for Hilton Head yesterday, and
soon after passing outside of Cape Henry her
machinery became disabled, and to-clay she
was towed back to this point.
The United States frigate "Constitution' ,
(Old Ironsides) sailed hence at five o'clock
this morning, going to sea.
Arrived—Propeller William P. Clyde, from
Philadelphia ; do. Norfolk, from do.; steamer
Decatur, from do.
A sale of +overnment horses took place to
day at Camp Hamilton, at prices varying from
twenty-five to one hundred dollars. These
horses were turned in from the 11th Pennsyl
vania and the 20th New York Cavalry,
The case of William Evans and John Bel
cher, Who were arrested about four weeks
since - On a charge of stealing five hundred dol
lars from Seargent Miller, Company B, 3d
Pennsylvania Artillery, has been investigated
by the military authorities and the parties
have been honorably discharged.
EXTERN- OF GOVERNOR CURTIN-THE COH/NO
UNION STATE CONVENTION.
.T.I.A.REUSIYURG, August 15.—Governor Curtin
returned! from Centre county last night, and
Was at the State Department this morning,
much improved in health.
Delegates to the Union State Convention
from the remote northern and western eonn•
ties have already arrived, and the contest
usual prior to the meeting of such political
bodies has already begun.
It is confidently predicted that the honors
of the 'Union Convention will be disposed of
by nominating two soldiers for Surveyor and
Auditor General respeetively.
National Convention of Teachers.
A LARGE ASSEMBLAGE EXPECTED-DISTINGUISR.
ED PERSONAGES TO BE PRESENT
Chester County Polities.
DrEETMG OP TILE UNION COUNTY GINPVENTIOW
APPOINTMEDT OP DELEGATES TO TEE. STATE
WEST CHESTER, (Pa.,) August 15.—The county
meeting of the Union party was held here to•
day, and was largely attended, and very bar
MOniOnS in its action. Wayne McVeigh, Ste
phen M. Meredith, and Robert Park wore ap•
pointed delegates to the State Convention.
Resolutions . vere adopted approving the
course of President Johnson, and declaring
Oat the results of the experiment prove that
the people of the robellions States cannot
safely he trusted with suffrage until they as
cept the lessons of the war by incorporating
thorn in the constitutions of their respective
MEETING OF THE oßm'cidttA.T.l.o FTATF CONFEN-
PORTLAND, August 15.—The Democratic State
Convention met at half past ten o'clock this
morning. Paul S. Morrilly, Chairman of the
Democratic state Committee, called upon Mr.
Z. Pilisbury, of Farmington, to act as tempo
Dlr. Pillsbury addressed the meeting, and
congratulated them (the delegates) upon the
restoration of peace. He said if the principles
of the Democratic party had prevailed there
would have been no war. But, notwithstand
ing the great bloodshed, peace was again re
stored, and a greet responsibility now rcStS
upon the Democracy.
An attempt was being made to destroy State
sovereignty, which the Democracy must frus
trate. The policy of the Republican party
can only be forced upon the South at the
poluttkof the bayonet; and but for, one man
that policy would have been adopted at alt
hazards, and that is the present President of
the United States. [Great applause.] For this
we owe him a debt of gratitude. The Demo
untie party, which is the real party of the
Union, seeks ascendancy, not for power, but
for the good and welfare of the whole country.
John R. Hutchinson, of Paris, and. John
Varney, of Bangor, were appointed Secre
taries of the Convention.
The Committee on -Credentials was then ap
pointed, and Vice Presidents—one from each
county in the state—were chosen. The Com
mittee on Credentials reported the whole
number of delegates present as dye hundred
The temporary organization was then made
permanent, and a committee of one from each
county appointed to prepare a set of resolu
JAMBS MOIVAUD UOMIHATIED FOR (tom/runt—
The Maine Democratic
again at two o'clock. The lion. Biron Brad
bury presented the report of the Committee
The first expresses profound gratitude to
God that the war is over.
The second resolves that we should cherish
the memory of the fallen dead.
The third asserts that with the close of the
war its bloody and barbarous spirit should be
banished from our midst, and hatred and
vengeance should yield to Christian charity
The fourth asserts that it is the duty of the
rederalGovernznentto re-establish Attie ea ri f
est moment, and with the least possible inter
ference, the true constitutional relations be
tween itself and the late revolted States.
The fifth resolution resolves that the Demo
cracy of Maine reassert the fundamental prin
ciples of equal and exact Justice to all men of
all nations and entangling alliances with
The sixth resolution resolves that the ballot
is the right of every i .American Citizen, to be
restricted only as t e public safety demands,
and that each State possesses the constitution
ally organized right of prescribing the quali
fications of electors.
The seventh pledges the party to demand
ea ual taxation.
The eighth asserts that the sums advanced by
towns, cities, &e., are a legitimate charge upon
the Federal Government.
Then inth resolves that banishingnarrow con
siderations, we will cordially support Andrew
Johnson in the policy he has taken towards
placing the rebel States in their proper situa-
VI on, and harmonising eonttioting questions.
The tenth congratulates the whole country
that, among the acts of the President, we find
him returning to the first principles of our
Government, in refusing to accept gratuities.
The eleventh resolves that the assassination
of President Lincoln was an act of barbarism.
James Howard, of Portland, was unanimous
ly renominated for Governor, and the Convert.
'Lion adjourned sine dte. '
Fire in Troy.
Tam', August 15.—The machine shop of the
Troy and Boston Railroad Company, in the
upper part of this city, was totally burned
to-day. WIN Woo is about ta:I,QOQ fully timgrod,
A FAILURE AND DEFALCATION
IN NEW YORK.
One of the Firm of Morris Ketchum & Co.
Enormous Forgeries Perpetrated, and Immense
Amounts of Money Abstracted.
A BARRING-HOUSE THE LOSER OF OVER
TWO 'MILLION DOLLARS,
Thc New York journals of last evening con
tain the following startling news. The Express
" The excitement in Wall street was intense,
and the astounding disclosures in regard to
the gold cheek. forgeries completely eclipse
the operations of Jenkins and Earle, the
wildest rumors were afloat on the street early
in the day, but the whole thing began to as
sume some definite shape at the first session
of the Stock Exchange. Mr. Cutting announced
the failure of Charles Graham & Co., and stated
that they desired all their contracts closed out
and statements sent in to them. Mr. Graham
then stated that he had been absent from the
city for some time, in consequence of ill-health,
and. events had transpired about which he
could give no explanation at present. It ap
pears that Mr. Edward Ketchum, of the firrnof
Ketchum Son, & Co., had Mr. G.'s confidence,
nd partially his large operations in stocks
ni Id gold during his absence from the city.
c. Ketchum paid sl,ooo' to the Bank of Kew
y Q r h and
n to u o rn k be o r n e t a a fro g m old check-book, with
58,501 to 59,000. The
f or a ed gold-checks were taken from thia - bbbk,
an d' the names of Hallgarten and Herzfeld,
a tn e, kelman, Unger & Co., awl Lockwood" & Co.
were ,forged, and the bank certification also.
These , checks were used as collaterals; and,
so far as known, have not circulated. - • 11r.
Ch ar les Graham denies all knowledge of the
exi s t ent , e of the book in his house; and the
only conclusion that the public has come to is,
that mr. k ldward Ketchum has committed for
gery. He is not down to-day, and it is an
nounced tl , at Ketchum, Son,- Co., for whom
Mr. Graham did considerable business, were
not honorintt their drafts, and turning over
their remittances to the Fourth JJational
The Post says
"The raereamtile circles were thunderstruck
this morning by the rumor that the eminent
and respectable' house of Morris Ketchura , ./
Co. bad suspended payment.
" The earliest reports ran to the effect that
it had been concerned in stock SpeCillatiOne
beyond its ability to carry the balance against
it, and that it had been compelled to stop.
These rumors soon, however, took another
shape, and it was said that one of the mem
bers of the firm, Mr. Edward Ketchum, a son of
the senior partner, had abstracted bonds and
other securities from the vaults of the bank
ing -house to the amount of two millions of
iCh the firm were unable to make
good. Another - version of.the story was that
he had forged gold certificates, to the incredi
ble sum of. two millions and a half of dollars,
which had been passed into the coffers of. the
banks, which will be the principal sufferers..
On inquiry at the proper place, we learn
that there is more or less truth in all these re
ports. Mr. Edward Ketchum is a defaulter to
a prodigious amount—not less than two Mil
lions of sliars, whieli he is said to have pro
cured partly by abstracting securities from
the house with which he was connected, and
partly by fraudulent gold certificates. He has
been for some time entrusted with the man
agement of the affairs of the concern, his
father, who 14441 . managed them so prudently
and Successfully, being absent from town, and
lie has been enticed into speculations that
have resulted his-disgrace and ruin.
"No house in. the city was supposed to be
wealthier, or possessed a larger share of the
confidence of the community than that of
Ketchum & Co:, which has been thus pros
trated by the criminal folly and iniquity of
one of its members. The guilty person, WIMP
character and conduct had won him a most
prominent position in the commercial world,
and whose operations-bad been carried on so
adroitly and mysteriously that his own part
ners did not yesterday suspect their losses,
has disappeared from- the city. He left his
home last evening; and has not since been
The haulm - IAI editbrof the Post says:
The gold check forgery, the discovery of
which we announced yesterday, has assumed
larger proportions thanhave as yet been dis
closed. It is believed to• have been going on
for several months past. The counterfeit
checks, however have none of them been
offered at the Bank of New York for payment,
and the signatures are such imperfect imita
tions that they deceive no one aeoustomed to
the scrutiny of paper, though they might,
perhaps, fail to be detected by a gold clerk.
For such gentlemen, though extremely skilful
in detecting base coin, are less practiced re
specting counterfeit signatures:lt is also remarked thatnone of these checks
have ever been offered for sale, but only as
collaterals. And on the deposit the special
agreement was made that m each case the
gold cheek was not to be sold. An extra
" shave > 1 was of course submitted to in conse
quence of this condition.
The check-book from which Mr. Edward B.
Ketchum obtained the blanks for these forged
gold checks has not been recovered. It was
obtained by jam in. June lastaprofessedly for
Mr. Charles Graham, who denies that he
ordered it or has any knowledge of it. lie
claims to have been the innocent tool of
Mr. Ketchuni. The checks in this book are
numbered 58,501 to 59,000; and as three hun
dred and eighty-live of ,them are believed
to have been used, it was supposed that
the amount 011 t would be $1,900,000. Some
of the checks, however, are for email sums ;
and we have heard of several as small as live
hundred dollars. A number of the checks
have also been withdrawn and cancelled.
The names which have been forged are
among the most respectable in the street, in
eluding Lockwood & Co. Vermilye & Co.,
Lipstein & Rosenfeld • and'theyWerehypOtile
cated in the name of Charles Graham & Co.,
42 Exchange Place.
Of the seven-thirty coupons, today, the Frist
National Bank paid *139,000, and the National
Currency Bank $115,000. The pressure and
crowding attendant on the payments at the
sub-treasury are much relieved by the pay
ments at the national banks, Where there is
The Post, in a later edition, contains the fol
lowing additional particulars, It says:
Many excited and false rumors are afloat
with respect to the forgery of gold certificates
issued by Edward B, Ketelmin to the amount
of two and a half millions of dollars. The
truth, as nearly as we can ascertain it, is
about as follows
The gold brokers some time ago adopted the
Bank of New York as their depository, receiv
ing from it certificates, which were registered
and signed in due form: by two of the officers.
These eertifidates °initiate from hand to hand
like a bank bill in the channels where they are
used, and may remain out an indefinite time.
They are all of the denomination of live thou
sand dollars. It was discovered yesterday
that a number of forged certificates were in
use as collateral to leans obtained, and eir
cumstaneeB Made it manifest that Mr. Edward
B. Ketchum, of the house of Ketehutu, son,
Co.,bfid issued them from a book of blanks
similar to the genuine forms. Five hundred
of the blanks are missing, and it is presumed,
though not positively known, that each one
was filled up for five thousand dollars. If so,
the total forgery of certificates amounts to
two and a half millions.
The forgeries began to be presented to
Graham, the broker of Edward Ketchum yes
terday, and with the hope of getting rid of
them, he paid, as we learn, about two hundred
and eighty thousand dollars of them, at which
point he stopped; finding the amount greater
than he anticipated. There the case rests.
Mr. Ketchum is not to be found. The house of
Ketchum, Son, CO., is not otherwise involved
than by his being one of the partnore• We
learn that it has suspended, which it would tic)
of course, until the exact truth is ascertained.
None of the forged certificates have been
paid by the Bank of New York, and we have
not been able to learn of a single bank that
holds any as collateral security for loans. If
the banks do hold any they have margins, and
the responsibility of the borrowers, to fell
back upon. It is not at all likely that thUy
will suffer so as to interrupt their regular bu
siness. The shock is distributed mostlyamong
private bankers and speculators in that par
ticular business of gold dealing. There is no
ground, therefore,for apprehending any gene
ral disturbance of the markets outside of Wall
The forgery is very clumsily Medea, and
would have been discovered instantly if any
of the certificates had got into circulation.
But they were adroitly used as collateral se
curity only, and hence escaped detection.
Mr. Morris Ketchum, pending the investiga
tion into the affairs of the firm, has ordered
all drafts arriving by man from depositors in
the country to be placed in bank to the credit
of the senders.
NEW Yong, August 15,—Edward Ketchum,
who has absconded, is twenty-five years of
age, and has been marriedtwo Years and has
one child. Before departing, he left a letter
for his father, in which he admitted his crime,
and asked his father to provide for his wife
and child, saying he had provided for himself.
it is reported that he abstracted bonds from
the safe of the firm, but to what extent is not
now known. The Fourth National Bank, it is
stated, is involved by this transaction to the
amount of 055,000, having negotiated some of
the forged certificates. The last seen Of
Ketchum was in a trunk store in Broadway,
where he had some fifteen packages of money,
thought from a glance to be $60,000, and where
he bought a travelling-bag. A card from the
President of the Fourth National Bank says
it is perfectly sound, and the earnings for the
past six months largely exceed the amount of
forged eertifieVes held.
Movements or Admiral Farragnt.
PORTLAND ' August 15.—Admiral loarragut%
reception to-day was attended by a large
crowd of titieene. He sailed for - Portsmouth
in the Agamentieus at noon.
The Steamer Asia.
nos'row, August 15.—The steamship Asia's
mails will close at seven o'clock to-morrow
morning, but she Will not sail until about ten
Markets by Telegraph.
CINCINNATI, August 15.—Flour and Wheat
steady : Whisky dull, with small sales at $2.19.
Provisions dull and nominal. Eastern de
spatches have created great excitement, and
have -unsettled business,
ST. Louis,_ Aug. 15.—COtton receiptsl4obales.,
Sales of 'Middling 38 cents. Flour closed with
a declining tendency. Spring extra $7.50018.
Double extra 19010.50. Wheat unchanged.
Corn heavy. to 83©86 cents. Oats un
changed. Rye 80 cents. Good Tobacco s9.lo(fp
9.19. Shipping Leaf $16.25©18.50 for common to
good manufacturing. Whisky unchanted,
Dinwauute, Aug, 15.—Flour steady. Wheat
dull and 50 lower ; sales Ito. 1, $1.24 1 ,email@example.com%.
Oats firm. Freights dull, at 6c onwheat, to
Buffalo. Receipts—Flour, 1,800 bblsy Wheat,
51,000 bus. shiptgess—nnix, 1" bus; Wheat.
THE TRIAL OF THE ANDERSONVILLE
THE CHARGES AND SPECIFICATIONS AGAINST
WNETZ-A LONG LIST OF RIB UNPARALLELED
The following arc the charges and specifica
tions against Wertz, the Andersonville Prison
keeper, whose trial commenced yesterday:
Cltare , c,--Violati.on of the laws of wan
„specific a ti on this that Henry Wertz, at
Aedersonville, in the State of Georgia, con
tinuously from the Ist day of March, 1861, to
the loth day of April, MM. then and there be
lug an officer in the military service of the so
called Confederate States of America, of the
rank of captain, and as such officer, and then
and there being commandant of a prison there
located by the authority of the so-called
Confederate States, for confinement of pri
soners of war taken and held by said so
called Confederate States, from the armies of
the United States of America, was, as such
commandant, then and there fully clothed
with competent authority, and in duty bound
totreat, earn, and provide ler ,such persons be•
longing to the United States as wore or might
be placed in his custody as prisoners of war,
according to the laws and usages of war, which,
he then and Were welt knew, but lie, the said
Henry Wertz, wilfully and maliciously, de
signing and contriving to impair and injure
the health and destroy the lives of such per
sons in his custody as xtrisoners of war, did,
during the time aforesaid, in violation of lus
duty, in that regard and in furtherance of his
said evil design, confine a large number of
such prisoners of war, belonging to the United
States, to the amount of thirty thousand
men, in unhealthy and Unwholesome quar
ters, in a close and small area of ground,
wholly inadequate to their Wants, and de
structive of their health, Winch he well knew
and intended, and while there confined du
ring the time aforesaid, did, in furtherance
of his evil design, wilfully and maliciously
neglect to furnish tents, barracks, or other
shelter sufficient for their protection from the
inclemency of winter, and the dews and burn
ing sun of summer, and with such evil intent
did take and cause to be taken from them
their clothing, blanketfi, Arid camp equipage
of Which they were possessed at the time of
being placed in his custody ,• and with like
malice and evil intent, did refuse to furnish )
or cause to be furnished, food, either of a
quality or quantity , sufficient to preserve
health and sustain life, and refuse and neglect
to furnish wood sufficient for cooking in sum=
men, and to keep the said prisoners warm in
winter ; and did compel the said prisoners to
subsist upon unwholesome food, and that in
limited quantities entirely , inadequate to sus
tain health, which is well known ; and did
compel the said prisoners to use unwholesome
water, with the filth and garbage of the prison
and prison guards, whereby the said prisoners
became greatly reduced in their bodily
strength, and emaciated and injured in their
bodily health, their minds impaired, and their
intellects broken; and many of them whose
names are unknown sickened and died by
reason thereof, which the said - Henry Wertz
then and there well knew and intended, and
so knowing and evilly intending, did refuse
and neglect to provide proper lodgings, food,
or nutriment for sick, and necessary medicine
and medical attendance for restoration of
their health, and did' knowingly, wilfully, and
inalielously,.in furtherance of his evil de
signs, permit them to languish' and die
tier want of care and proper treatment; and
when dead, the said Henry Wertz, stilipursu
tug his evil purposes, did permit to remain in
the said prison among the emaciated sick and
languishing living, the bodies of the dead,
they became corrupt and loathsome' and
filled the air with noxious effluvia, and there
by greatly increased unwholesomeness of pri
son, insomuch that great numbers of the pri
soners whose names are unknown sickened
and died by reason thereof All whiehhe the
said Hwy wprtz there and then wen knew,
and evilly and mafieleniely designed and in.
tended. The second specification, charges the
prisoner with "wilfully and malicieiously in.
tending and designing to injure thehealth and
destroy lives of the prisoners under his con
trol, to the end that the armies of the United'
States might be weakened and impaired there
In the third specification he is charged With
maliciously' ordering, causing, procuring and
inciting soldiers in the service of the so-called
Confederate States, to shoot and , kill such per
sons as were in his custody as prisoners of war
upon slight, trivial, and fictitious pretences,
by means whereof large numbers. of soldiers
from the armies of the United States were
wantonly killed and murdered while pris•
oilers of war. In the fourth specification,
Wertz is accused of wilfully,. and with
malice aforethought, killing and murdering
defenceless prisoners. The fifth and last
specification charges him with keeping and
using ferocious and blood-thirsty beasts, dan
erous to human life, called blood-hounds, to
Runt down prisoners of war whop had made
escape from his custody, and did thus and
there wilfully and maliciously suffer the said
beasts to seize, tear, mangle, and maim the
bodies and limbs of fugitives which they there
and then did, wherebv large numbers of prison
ers of war who did during the time aforesaid
make their escape and were recaptured, were
cruelly and inhumanly, injured, and great
Milphers died by reason of such inhuman
treatment, which !said Henry Wertz then and
there well knew and evilly intended.
A very strange doubt or misconception ex
ists in regard to the effect of the President's
pardon upon the property rights of the party
gardened, The language of the proclamation
seems to be as explicit de possible on this
Point. It is as follows:
To the end, therefore, that the authority of
the Government of the United States may be
restored, and that peace, order, and freedom
may be established I, Andrew Johnson, Presi
dent of the United States, do proclaim and de
clare that I hereby grant to all persons who
have, directly or indirectly, Partielpated
the existing rebellion, except as hereinafter
excepted, amnesty and pardon, with restoration
of all rights of properly, except as to slaves, and
except i n eases where legal proceedings, un
der the laws of the United States providing
for confiscation of property of persons engaged
in rebellion, have been instituted; but upon
the condition, nevertbeleßS, that eYery such
person shall take and subscribe tile following
This is the general pardon, which tens of
thousands have taken. The following is the
tenor of the special pardons, granted in con
formity with the same proclamation, under
the list of exceptions, viz:
That I, Andrew Johnson, President of the
United States of America, in consideration of
the premises, divers other . good and sufficient
reasons me thereunto moving, do hereby grant
to the said - - a full - pardon and am
nesty for all offences by him committed, arising
from participation, direct or implied, in the
said rebellion, conditioned as follows, viz:
this pardon to begin and take effect from the
day on which the said -- shall take
the oath prescribed in the proclamation of the
President, dated May 29,1885, and to be void
and of no effect if the said --shall
hereafter, at any time, acquire any property
whatever in slaves, or make use of slave labor;
and that he ,first: pay all costa which may have ao
&Plied int my proceeding' hitherto itiso4ted against
his person or properly.
pardons,The special and general, are
granted in conformity with a clause of the
confiseattion act itself, approved July 17th,
1862, and entitled "an act to suppress insur
rection, to punish treason and rebellion, to
seize and confiscate the property of rebels,
and for other purposes." Tile clause is as
SUCTION' 13. And be it further enacted, That the
President is hereby authorized, at any time
hereafter, by proclamation, to extend to per
sons who may have participated in the exist
ing rebellion in any State or part thereof,
Pardon and =Mean with such exceptions,
and at such time, and on such conditiOnS as he
may deem expedient fOr the public welfare.
It thus appears that the President has the
authority of Congress for granting amnesty
and pardon for all offences against the United
States committed during the late rebellion,
and that he has exercised the power thus con
ferred by restoring all property rights to the
parties, even where legal proceedings had
been instituted, but not consummated. If the
proceedings are begun under this act of colitis
cation, in any court of the United States, the
pardon has the effect of quashing thereon pay
ment of costs by the party pardoned. •
We have been induced to make this state
ment in consequence of doubts and misappre,
hensions in regard to the effect of a pardon
which tend to throw suspicion npbll the Set
veney of Southern men, and to prevent the re•
vivai of business and industry. The whole
country is interested in the speedy restora
tion of peace, order, and confidence in the
South, without which there can be no healthy
trade and intercourse between the sections.—
. jroanngton Chronicle of yesterday.
Auction Sole of Government ireStiehl in
Brooklyn, New York.
Another auction sale of Government vessels
took place at noon to-day at the Navy Yard,
Brooklyn. The attendance was very large,
compared with that of the previous sales, and
bidding decidedly brisk. As the bell struck
twelve the auctioneer DCg4n to sell the vessels
in the following order
Prize schooner Savannah. Length, 56 feet;
breadth, 17 feet 3 inches ; depth 6 feet 7 inches.
Sold to Griswold for $7OO.
Centre board schooner Orvetta. Length, 95
feet; breadth, 27 feet 2 inches ; depth, 7 feet 5
inches. Sold to Housman for *8,400.
Centre board schooner W B
all ruen. Length,
105 feet 6 inches; breadth, 2 6 feet 7 ihalleS)
depth,9 feet 1 inch. Sold to Rheinhardt for
Centre board schooner Samuel Rotan.
Length, 109 feet; breadth, 2S feet 3 inches;
depth, 7 feet 7 inches. Sold to Stimers for
brig Robin. Length, 100 feet; breadth, 21 feet
9 inches; depth, 9 feet 4 inches. Sold to David
Trendy for $7,200.
Propeller Dandelion. Length, 86 feet 9 inch
es; breadth, 19 feet 0 incites; depth, 7 foot 9
inches; diameter of cylinder, 27', inches;
stroke, 26% inches. Sold to C. R. Pollion for
Propeller Camelia. Length 11.1 feet;breadth,
19 feet 10 inches; depth, 11 feet; diameter of cy
linder 30 inches; *trek° 30 inches. Sold to John
Potter for $13,900.
Screw steamer Honeysuckle. Ldngth, 121
feet; breadth, 21 feet 8 inches; depth, 0 feet 7
inches; diameter of cylinder 30 inches, stroke
30 inches. Sold to Barmore for $21,300:
Screw steamer Valley City. Length, 133 feet,
breadth, feet 5 inches; depth 7 fe.et 5 inchee;
diametet of cylinder, 24 inelleS ; tinTl:gre
inches,. Sold to Mr. Clyde for $3,000.
Side-wheel steamer Fort Henry. Length., 151
feet 4 inches; breadth, 32 feet; depth, 11 feet 8
inches; diameter of cylinder, 38 inches; stroke
10 feet. Sold to J. B. Brown for $18,500.
Screw steamer R. R. Cuyler. Length,.233 feet
6 inches ; breadth, 24 feet 6 inches ; depth, 15
feet 9 inches ; between decks, 7 feet, a inches ;
diameter of zylinder, 72 inches ; atr*el 41000.
Sold to Russell Sturgess fOr mow.
The prices obtained were higher than that
expected, and public opinion seems to think
that they will still be higher. At the conclu
sion of the sale, the auctioneer offered a small
steamer, the property of private parties, and
said that he would positively- sell it to the
highest biddM. , . It was knooliefi down to G.
McCready for $6,400.--/Vete Yorit Erprowe ke;sl
Death of a Telegraph Manager.
BALTIKORe, August 15.—T. G. /aattingley,
Esq., for the last ton years a manager of tho
Ameriean Telegralill 01Ilea iri this city, dust
this morning of oonsumptim, after a thiget!-
FETieIIEION'S 00IIIITZIIIIPT1T DETECTOII.... The
sera -monthly number, issued yesterday, re.,
ports twenty-four now counterfeits put into
cif-ciliation in the last 111Onth, of which the
only ono in this State is on the fen of the Bank
of Northumberland. No business house can
get on without a reliable awl, 'vigilant De•
TRH WAR PRESS.
Tag WAS rttittlß WtU he sent co subscriber► rtr
tu :per Aaauci advance,) At SZ
copies ILO 04
Caret Clubs than Ten pill be charged. at the strum
rate. $2.00 per copy.
The Inemea , VAG attbays accompany the order, and
no Instance Can Mae terms be &rotated from, at:
affara very Mk , more than the cost of paper.
go • Postmasters are requested to act as sante
forT JJ.ry WAR rases,
or 1 0
.the getter-up of the Web of ten or tweet?,
an extra fol,"v" or the paper will be given.
( STATE ITEMS.
The °twat , ille (Crawford connty)' Repter ,
/lean says.: A s aid many potato holds are
(i > 3 l , l i g n h g t . This is h
i na ppe t ar:n vi c , o o , m a c n o d f the sm a l i c l av in es sec a t rz
similar ix si z e a nd li a opearance to the flea.
They are fotind in stranns on some fields, and
the leaves and stalks bees7Me black at first and
then Wither and die. Thcatr ravages sire very
destructive tO thelOps, but 'W'ffether the rote
is caused by them is exceedingly doubtful. In
some fields they made their appearance fully
six weeks ago, but not in sufficient numbers.
to do serious damage.
—We learn from the . Oil Oft ylßegister that'
business in that stirring town is Quite brl*,
and that everything argues well for a heavy
fall trade. Oil City has now between twelve
and fifteen thousand inlurbitants, the popula
tion having doubled within the last year. It
has four churches, a fine new sohool.house,
and IS provided with evcrytbing necessary for
the wants of the citizens,
The Pittsburg Post says: home years since
an act of Assembly was passed requiring each
county to erect at their courthouse a sun-dial.
One was put up at our courthouse and then.
surrounded with a stout iron railing, making
it impossible for any one to' sew or get to it.
Have it open, Messrs. Coulmissitniters.
Two hundred and sixteen thousand per
sons per month, or 6,0213,000 per year, pass
through the city of Pittsburg by railroad.
These figures are entlemoiis, but the Pittsburg
Chronic/a Anita oUt 01101 a result.
Brevet Brig. General W. IL U.
Lewisburg, having served pis country faith
fully, has been discharged; and is now home,
resting upon his laurel&
We see by the DaMillle papers that the
"strikers" in the iron works in that place
atilt hold out. eonsequoutly tile mills are alt
Beaver cemetery' is said to be a poi ,
foot wilderness of weeds `d td slitubbery, and
requires immediate attenttaa.
The first nuniber of the il'inver Counly Lo.
cal, a sprightly sheet, publightid in the town of
Beaver, lies Mt, been issued.
—A new and veyy fine Catholic church in t
be dedicated in Pittsburg this mouth.
—Three pickpockets weie I/Pleated in the
quiet town of PottstoWn" on Saturday.
-- The Yellow Springg, Chester 'county, are
to be sold by the ,Sheriff.
--The publibaien: offthe Ordetteastle nig
Ims beeri resumed.
—A shoe-tack fadtory is being erected in
-- Tile courthouse at Meadville/410 be re
vranta a new town hall,
In bfiliVl'd,tft a performaneent" Fanelion,"
one evening-last week, a young man, with hie
'sweetheart on life arm, attempted to pass the
ilgorkeeper With the oeuenaeoment "She
goes In on a hem's "Whet?" exelahned the
astonished officer. " She goes in on a hen l
was the encmetle'repty. It finally turned out
that the young .woman had furnished a hen to
be used on the stage during the evening, and
so the couple were allowed to pass in.
A large 14415' 91 workmen aro briskly en,
gaged getting tilV old , Chinese Building ready
for Barnum. Already the first and second tiers
are up, and the stage is well advanced. The
stage has a depth of forty-five feet, and is
forty-five feet 1r width between the prosee•
niuni, ;e dressingrooma will be under the
stage, and there are' to be two private bine.",
Tberewill be a parquet; and one pair of attars
leads from the parquet to the first circle.
The thieves of Brooklyn have adopted a
new mode of robbing ,stores at night. Cover
ing a pain of glass in the window with a paper
saturated with InUollagO, they flnit , the pas
sage of some noisy vehicle, and then by a quick
blow, the pane is shivered, but no glass falls
as it adheres to the paper, which also deadens
the sound of the blow. The rogues then cut
the pane out, and take what they can get,
A • Saginaw (Mich.). officer started in the
ears f o r potrot, the other day, with a female
prisoner who had been sentenced to the pent.
tentiary. While he was absent in another oar,
the conductor came along for the fares—fe
male culprit refused to pay—conductor threat
ened to put her off the train—female culprit
dared him to do it—conductor did it.
A pictorial history of the United States
armory at springiiehl, thise,, it to be pull,
lished. It will contain several fine photo
graphic views of the armory grounds, some of
the principal buildings on the hill, and the
water-shops, with elegant letter-press descrip•
tions, and a brief history of the armory from
its foundation, ,
salt is obtained' in Arizona in beautiful.
transparent crystals, and in largo quantities.
The salt mountains are located some sixty
miles above El Dorado canon, up the Colorado,
and arc said tobe a great curiosity and wonder
to travellers who have visited them. The
packers chop the San guy Of the mass with
A fellow known as «Old Jim Smith,” who
had been a leader in outrages upon Union.
men in Tennessee, was recently arrested near
Nashville. The Sheriff stepped aside to give
sem curious persons an opportunity to look
at the outlaw, and instantly ;Waal bullets
went buzzing through Old Jim Smith's hotly.
Two young competitors for the love of the
same girl at Fort Edward, N. Y., met the other
evening, when one proposed to drown their en
mity in friendly drink, The invitation Wf‘s)
accepted, but there was poison hi the cup;
and the poor girl finds one lover dying and
the other waiting to be hanged.
A pretended famous optician has been
selling the people in Exeter, N. It,, dollar•aud
a-half spectacles for $7, plastering their eyes
with brown bread and I)eaupOilitlQQ l 3l and eon•
fining them to their liOilaeA till he should call
again. They see that they have been cheated,
but that's all.
Lieut. R. C. Loveridge, provost marshal at
Jacksonville, Fla., administered the oath to
Faync's father, George C. Powell, of Lawrence
county, PIM, ea the 18th ult. Mn Powell hid
started for Washington, D, C., in response to a
summons from his wretched son to visit hint.
A German servant girl fell out of a third
story window at Cleveland, 0,, the other day,.
mid would have been killed had not a gentle
man caught her in hie gum, .She asked him
if he“ wasn't ashamed of nimself,” and to bo
off "with his impertinence."
A fellow named Nugent, supposed to be
the originator of garroting in this country,
was arrested in New York the other night,
while assiiiiiing the role of a acintiVo Mori
to carry out some plan of rascality.
Chicago, it is said, is at the mercy of rats,
which infest the large granaries of that
ty. In many portions of the city the founds
tiong of the largest buildings are mined by the
rate, aid in danger of
A wholesale dealer in Metallic coffins DI
New Orleans recently sent a lot to a customer
in Baton Rouge, one, of which was found to
contain a body in a full army captain's uni-
A gray snake, between two and three feet
I,ong, supposed to have escaped from Barnurais
Museum, Is crawling arennd Neer York. • -
John Slidell's New Orleans - property won't
have been worth $2,000,000 ,but ter the war.
Pleasant for John.
Political parties in California aro known
as Long Hairs and Short Hairs.
The term in Witicoll6lll latcl waste two
-- Flora Temple has been sold for $15,000.
A correspondent writes from the Austrian
watering 21406 of eastern ; that a rich Engim,.
man has for some days taken up his , abed() ott
the Malnitzer Tauer, a mountain mere than
six thousand feet high. Ho lives in an. ex
tremely comfortable tent, but the Cold obligee
him to warm it with a stove. He has thirty
two horses at his disposal to 90. 1 1 1 9 1 4 1 1 1 eate with
the lower earth, He chooses this singular
dwelling place in order to enjoy at leisure and
for some length of time the spectacle of sun
rise in midsummer in a warmed tent, sur
rounded by snow and ice.
A grand musical festival is to be given at
Gloucester, England, in September, senorts
"Last Judgment," Idendelesohnis " St. Paula
and " Elijah," Mozart's "Ii "
I ,nnlem and "The
Messiah" will be the principal %arks per
formed. The singers engaged are Miles. Vet.
fens, Louisa ryne, and Element Wilkinson;
Madame Rudersdortt,,Dr. Ganz, Messrs. Cum-
ThOlnas, and SailtiOY , MadttuW Ara
bella Goddard wilt bathe plittliSt,
The Madrid journals state that , the num.
'ter. of American families opining, front the
• South of the United States to seek repose at
Cuba is augmenting overt' day. Maay of these
voluntary exiles aro capitalists, others excel
. l en t workmen; sine, again, are porfoolliy
quaintea with agriculture, and. alt can bring
an important, eontrlbutien.to , the prosperity
or the island,and to its wealth, already. so re.
Some newspapers are tryjng, to make out
that litadawa Euphrosyne Parepa.,.who recent
ly a rty / Atom Europa, ip Et,ballet dancer. On
the eontrarY. she is going to give concerts all
through the United. States, singing with her
high soprano voice at each entertainment.
eFi g earo i l: of the New York Saturdo Preas,
says. she is one of the priest donnas living.
The first thlrtY 1/00ormanees of the "Aid
mine at PariS produced a receipt of 015,444
francs (nearly £14,000 sterling,) averaging 11,533
francs (SW sterling), nightly—a success, we
Before leaving Paris, the Emperor Napo.
leen signed a decree ordering four iron.clads
to be built, after the model of the Tatirealit
A respectableSco.. to
.twoman in London has
been brought before police courts over three
hundred tittles for drunkenness.
The favorite drive in Hyde Park, LoadOn,
is called "The Lady's Mile."
Boudeault is abollt , t 4 dramatize
Mr, hares, the horsQ4411101) is 111 in To.