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.cv.s from Savannah to the lath has beei
Ted. An order had been issued by Gem
‘rdinan. netting forth that in the absent
ii courts, and in places where no agent!
Freedmen's Bureau-had been establisl
Provost rolarshals will decide all questi
between the whites and the freedr
a.t Matters relative to the freedmen
aiscussed, 011ieos in Savannah and
43, where the oath of allegiance will is
fingered tO ladies, had been opened.
yege.rday was the first day's session, at .
_berg, of the National Teachers' Associati
,e morning was taken np in the process
, ft eizttion ; the afternoon, by essays
;nlinent educational subjects, such as
liechanicality of the present system of
doe,. "The value of Normal Schools,”
e ev ening, by addresses.
peter R. Mumford, of New Fork;who was
ited to have failed last Monday, was .yeSI
v arrested on the charge of having defra
fireenloid, Norris, & Co. with a worttb
leek oit2B,Riio on the Mechanics' Bank of ti
13-, given in payment last week for $20,000
ta.on a presentation check. He was
fitted in default of bail.
Thirty nogroes prism& through New York
. e ,terday. They were. frem the South, and en
woe for Rhode Island, where quarters have
been provided for them . by the Freedmen's
thircan. This is the second party of negroes
the Government has sent -at its own expense
'IQ Rhode Island,
lealenlay morning the steamship China
jean Liverpool, While Coming up Boston lfar
-I,or, ran aground near Fort Independence.
The thickness of the fog caused the accident.
It was expected that she would be got off by
Ten 01011511 ml copies of The _Thum, au obscene
wrspoper, hare been seized in New York. Its
wisher has been ascertained to be John
tetson, Court lane, Boston, so that its exist
ence has virtually ceased.
war is losing its features in Virginia. Hos
yttals and Camps Bredisappearing, after the
troops. The extensive Chesapeake Hospital
I , lost being restored to its original use—that
pt a female college.
Further particulars of the great Ketchum
at:ldeation, in New York, will be found else
oere, It is thought that four millions of
410Ilais rill be the lowest statement of the to
tai loss.
The alleged tyrant of Andersonville is not
aimed Wertz, but Wirz. The latter is the
n y i ter way to spell his name—so says a cones
patent who knOWS.
Horatio W. Congar, Commissioner of Hint
ro lan, has been appointed Acting Assistant
;,,,,retary of State, during the illness of Mr.
froleriek Seward.
Tbe inn Pennsylvania Cavalry and 12th Con
patientßegiment were at Fortress Monroe on
ps.lsth, en route for home, via Baltimore.,
thigiulier General rennYPacker, who was se,
rtvely wounded in the assault on Fort Fisher,
rapidly recovering.
I p to nine o'clock P. M. yesterday nothing
Lad been seen of the Great Eastern at Aspy
To-day a base-ball match will be played, at
Camden, between the Athletic and Camden
Northerner:3 are arriving in North Carolina
thonFands. The health of Newbern, and in
get the whole Of the State, was never better.
President Johnson has pardoned Benjamin
Ihzpatriek, ex-Senator of the United States,
om Alabama.
On Tuesday, the yacht Clara Clarita arrived
t Newport. She was to have left the same
•yening for New York.
Iv:Ain:day the receipts at the Internal iteve
m. TOlrcau, at Washington, were .1,400,000,
To-dny, the Union State Convention meets at
captain Wires trial has again been post
WASJI=GTON, August 16,1865.
Provisional. Governor Marvin, of Florida,
meet, the i , ,sues and duties of his position
without qualifiCatioll, His late speech to
The people, part of which fon published on
,Tuesday, might have been made at Inde
pendence Square or Faneuil Hall, not alone
'without question, but with grateful ap-
}lose. I cannot recall one of these neit
:.(italtern-Governors who has entered upon
mission without intending to do his
List. To feel that this is true, is to feel
tut a very great point has been gained.
I is gratifying, also, that thus far not one
ci the men of consequence in, the South
has shown any disposition, since Lee
surrendered, to encourage bad blood or
tad filth to the National Government.
Alexander IT. Stephens, in his silent rooms
in Fort Warren, now admits the force
of his own prophecies before the rebel
lion, and stands ready to give his best
counsel in aid of the new order of things.
ti , 011(21 Orr has gone back pardoned to
F:soulli Carolina, filled with the- best in.
lindens, and resolved to put them into
flAte. Colonel Boyce, his old colleague
from the same State, took early and manly
grifund in favor of .the triumphant Go-
vr:reinent. General Pillow, George W.
A. 0. P. 'Nicholson, of Ten
; George S. Houston and Joseph
P. Bradley, of Alabama ; Botts,. Summers,
Pryor, Fayette McMullen, Charles James
Faulkner, of Virginia, and a host of equal
note M. former days, in other sections, have
been frank and prompt, not alone in ad
ilitting that the South is subdued, but that
they are ready to do everything to show
that their own obedience is sincere, and
that they will labor to.make their example
universal. When the men who have here
lather made and moulded ,Southern
opinion take this stand, may we not hope
That those who display a different .spirit
and strive to keep alive the vile passions
led to the rebellion, do not speak for
. c _'outhern people, and will soon be.
tverwllelmea in the better and kindlier
I tltn that is rising tt revive and per ,
etnate a solid and sincere reconciliation?
W'hingtol.l Chronicle ; August 16.)
The remarkable speech of Gen. Howard, the
1:(a.1 of the Freedmen's Bureau, at Augusta,
Nah,e, on the 6th inst„printed at length in
morning's Chronicle, will convey a rea
'Adds; plea of• the stupendous work entrust
to that patient, laborioxis,and conscientious
There is no subject, excepting that
tit reorganization of the recent rebellious
that so nearly_affeets the interests and
1% , „5i0m.. of the people as the condition of the
of the SOUth. Their emancipation
has devolved an original and a fearful obliges,-
nen upon the Government ; and the realize
Eon anti organizing of the 'resulting duties
'will require the highest capacities. We think
these capacities have been found in General li
ward. Judging from his speech, he
fully imbued with' the extent of his
`work, and the universal solicitude in
I , lard to his operations. It would be
niuicult to exaggerate his burdens. He
tads himself called to create a comprehensive
`i!) stem on the basis of a law necessarily crude,
ivtause framed to meet a complicated and
I, rwel problem. How to start four millions of
laram beings, born in and used to slavery,
abused by it, kept by it in darkness and in
" I •—how to start these millions, after their
icgai liberation, in the walks and ways of
:practical and perpetual freedom, is a far
:"center and more difficult undertaking than
the administration of laws to a people faCenS-
Minkat to intelligent Obedience. It is in effect
to establish a government. General Howard's
/roubles ire three-fold; first, in the slaves,
ho ape made independent of mastery; second,
in the masters, who are made dependent upon
Their former slaves ; and, lastly, in the vaSt
C.:0111 7111111ities who expect the sla,teS to
be at once elevated to certain social
and politieal rights, and their late (kWII
- to assist in ibis wide _ and TOVOhl
tionary upheaval. He dare not stop to
theorise. Even as lie teaches morals, he must
.;!,' apple with the hard facts of daily life, and
- iced time body before he fills the mind. The
mere Question of labor would tax a corcge of,
iMjjanthropists. General Howard must treat
it at once, without long time for reflection i
for his multitudes must eat, even if they will
hot or• cannot toil. Ills first work is to get his
Mighty human flocks at work. It is very in
teresting to follow him in his several efforts
lo this end, and it is more than pleasing to re
alize how well he prOgreSeeB, Gen. Howard*,
ac we conceive, rightly and even righteously
Dihitpones other considerations. That which
Innst primarily be done is, we repeat it
'a lii emphasis, to get the freed people to
'work, to see that this work sustains their
:families, and that those who profit by their
Industry pay them fair wages, We are
finied with hope that he has wrung out of
Lis reflections and his trials a successful
lilan for the solution of other questions
Connectdd with the general anlVeer. We
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double our thanks that he hits accepted
the great Mission in good part ; that ho
has not tired of it; and that he is resolved
tO.keiip on as he has begun. That he is where
he is, is an assurance that the experiment
Will be 'fairly and thoroughly tried. It only
needs that, we believe, to crown it with sue-
CM. ./n :such an event, General Howard will
hsive earned a renown not surpassed by his
illustrous namesake, the English philanthro
pist. In fact, that which he has in charge will
affect thousands where the great Englishman
reached only individuals. The American is
Working to elevate a race, and we look for
ward to tbe day when some statesman iike
Edmund .Burke may say of him, as that won
derful orator said of John Howard, and with
eguai justice and felicity: "His plan is origi,
nal; and it is as full of genius as it is of origi
nality. Already the benefit of his labors is
felt, more or less, in every country; I hope he
will anticipate his final reward by seeing all
its effects luny realized in his own. He will
receive; not by retail, but in gross, the reward
of those who visit the prisoner ; and he has so
forestalled and monopolized charity, that
there will be, I trust, little room to merit by
such acts hereafter.n
The President Overrun with Visitors,
Oyer a Nina of Ten Aetu - ally hit* Union
Army at the End of the War.
WAlyanuor ow, August 16,1865.
gration, has been appointed Acting Assistant
Secretary of State during the illness of Floc-.
visitors to the President.
An unusually large number of visitors- were
at the Executive Mansion to-day. Many of
them were in waiting for more' than three'
hours, when, at about one o'clock, the, door
was thrown open and all of them were admit.
ed to the room of the President at the same
time. The throng lined the apartment and.
crowded upon him in an inexcusable manner.
The most of the business transaeted , was of a
trivial character.
Several prominent Southerners had. come to
procure the Executive signature to • their
pavers for pardon, but they will have to wait
their turn.
The Resyment of the Soldiers.
All the soldiers now in the field, with' the
single exception of those in the military
department under General SIIICILIDAN, have
within a few days been 'paid up 'to and
including the 30th of June last, and even
for General SHERIDAN% department over
ten millions of dollars were sent nearly two
weeks ago to the paymasters,with 'which to
settle all demands against ie Government.
So, too, in the West and lar, West, including
California, have the requisite funds been for
warded to pay the dues of the - soldiers.
On the first day of May last there were more
than one million of soldiers actually in the ser
vice of the United States. Since then at least
five hundred thousand have been mustered
out and paid off, while two hundred thousand
more are either on the way to or waiting mus
ter out at the various State rendezvous. Only
two regiments of this enormous army have
failed to receive their pay with reasonable
promptness—one of - these is a New York, and
the other a Pennsylvania regiment—but the
only 'reason of failure to receive their pay la
found in the neglect of their ofneers - to 'pro
perly complete their pay-rolls. ,
Presidential Appointinents.
The President has made the following ap
pointments ;
NEWTON, GOTOTELOE and eX , Offieio
Superintendent of Indian Affairs of Daeotab.
EDWARD B. TAYLOR, a Superintendent of In
dian Affairs.
Major General CURTIS, Brigadier General H,
H. SIBLEY, llHxar W. RBID, and OltaiN
BEV have been appointed Commissioners to ne
gotiate, under the instructions of the Secretary
of the Interior, a treaty or treaties with the
several tribes of Sioux and Cheyenne Indians.
The President has also appointed Panacea J.
Horovrrz, M. D., Chief Of Medicines and Sur
gery of the United States Navy, and to be
Visitor of the Government Hospital for the
York, .bas been appointed Acting . Commis
sioner of Indian Affairs during the absence of.
Judge COOLEY With the Indian Commission.
SAMUEL A. PANCOAST . bas been appointed
Direct Tax Commissioner for the District of
Ex• Senator of the United States, BENJAMIN
Frrzrivryaca, formerly of Alabama,has, among
others, just been pardoned by the President.
The Trial of Captain Wire Postponed.'
The trial of Captain Wraz has again been
postpozatd. There are several sets of charges
and specifications, upon one of which the pro
secution will decide at the proper time as that
upon which it will base the trial.
Receipts of Revenue.
The receipts at the Internal Revenue Bureau
to-clay were $1,400,000.
On a Snag—The 11th Pennsylvania Ca•
valry—Restoration of a Co llege-Move•
meats of Vessels—Sale of Horses.
FonrnESS Mormon, August 15.—The steamer
Thomas CoDyer ran into au old wreck .in the
Janiaa River, near iliChMOnd, yesterday, doing
Some damage. She left for Baltimore -last
evening for repairs. liar pumps were autill
cleat to keep her clear of water.
The sale of Government horses and mules at
Camp Hamilton came oft yesterday very sa•
tisfactory. The one hundred mules sold at an
average of VMS.
Propeller Vineland arrived from •Philadel•.
Propeller Charles Osgood arrived from Phi,
Propeller Penland arrived. from Ric.hmona. , .
Steamer Columbia, Captain. Hathaway, arr.
rived from Richmond, with the 11th Penusyli.
vania Cavalry, en rouse home, via Baltimore.
This highly, honored regiment, formerly. Com.
mended by Col. Spear, is now. in command!of
Col, F... Stratton, who has served with the ye
siment Since its organization.
'Brigadier General Pennypaelter, who MS
severely wounded at Fert Fisher, was. to-day
'removed from Chesapeake Hospital. to - • Nor
The Chesapeake 'Hospital buibling . was, be
fore the war, a female College, and. is now
being cleared oat to be turned over to-the ori
ginal owners.
Arrived, schooner Southerner, fi•om,Boston ;
propeller Vineland, from Norfolk to Balti
more ; steamer Bxeha-nge, from Baltimore.
Also, steamer- Guide, from Savannah, bound
to New York, with the 12th Connecticut Regi
ment, bound home to be mustered out of ser
vice. They are forty-eight hours, from Sayan
-nab, and General H. W. Bilge is with them.
Nnivnimig, August 12.—Northern emigration
to North Carolina has already set in. People
are arriving by thousands from all quarters.
The health of Newbern and the rest of the
State was never better.
An Important Order of Gen. Steedman.
New Yona, August 16.--The steamer Nevada,
from Savannah on the 12th inst., has arrived.
General Bteedrinta has issued an order pre.
yitling that, in the absence of the civil courts,
and in localities where no agent of the Freed
men's Bureau is established, all questions of
wages and debts between freedmen and the
Whites will be decided by the provost mar
shals. The contrasts between such parties
will be adhered to, unless procured by-fraud.
Provision is also made for compensation to
freedmen driven away by former owners after
an engagement has been made; also,where a
freedman has beep maltreated and, leaves his
employment. Vagrants and idlest are to be
arrested and put to bard labor. Provost mar
shals shall collect all money found dun to
freedmen and pay it over to, thAtin. Offices
have been opened in Savannab„ Augusta, and,
other places, where ladies can; have the ant,
nesty oath administered to them,
The China aground in. Boston' Harbor.
BOSTON, August 10.--The steamship China,
front Liverpool , while limning up the - harbor
in a thick fog this morning, ran ashore near
Fort Independenceovitero she remains. She
lies easy, and wilt Probably get eV at high
water to-night wttliOut damage. Lighters are
discharging hex cargo, and the mails were
taken off by a, stetun-tug and reaehed the city
at ten o'clock. They will be forwarded south
at 2.30 151.,
The Veleta Clara Clarhe at Newport.
NEWPORT, L, Aug. 16.—The yacht' Clara
Clarita arrived. 'here last evening, and Win
WitYP t9r tipw York after Poling, •
No h'igns of the Greot.rastOrtfi
ASPIT BAY ' Angus& 16-9 P. M.-Up tro‘
hour there tiiiVe beeti no signs of the Greta
Eastern, now fully due with news of the eale•
Southern Neg.:vett sent to Rhode Island)-
' New Your, August IE—A Darty Of thirty ne- -
groes from the Scutt' passed through the city
to-flay en route for Ith6de Island, where homes
have been provided fel' them by the Freed
men's Bureau. The Express says this is the
second party of negroes thus sent to Rhode.
Island at the Goveemaent expense.
Sailing of the Asia.
BosTon, Aug. le.—The steamer Asia sailed
this forenoon with twenty-five'passengers for
lialifax,aud eighty for Liverpool. She carries
out no specie.
Proclamation of Gov. Holden Ordering
nit 'Steelton for Delegates to a State
Over date of August Bth, 1865, Goy, Holden
.has ordered an election for delegatesv on the
21st day of September • to a State Convention
to assemble in Raleigh the 2d day of Oetober,
1565. The following regulations are laid dOWn
by the Governor:
All paroled soldiers of the army and navy of
the pretended Confederate States, or, of this
State, and all paroled officers of the army and
navy.of the pretended Confederate States, or
of this State, under and including the rank of
colonel if of the army, and under and inclia.
ding the rank of lientnnant, if of the navy, will
be allowed to vote, provided they are not in•
eluded in any of the fourteen excluded classes'
of the President's amnesty proclamation ;-
and, provided further, that they are citizens
of the Stale in accordance with the terms pre
scribed in the preceding paragraph.
No person will be allowed to vote who does
not exhibit to the inspectors a copy of the . am
nesty oath, as contained in the President's pro
elamation of May 29, 1865, signed by himself
and certified by at least, two justices of the
The sheriff of the respective counties shall
furnish, as soon practicable, certificates
of election to those persons who may have
received the highest number of votes as
members of the Convention; and the sheriffs
shall also immediately send to the 02100 of the
Secretary of State. Raleigh, a statement of the
vote in their respective counties for the mem
bers aforesaid, and also a statement of the said
vote, sealed up, directed to the President of
the Convention, Raleigh, .to be laid before the
The members of the Convention thus chosen
will assemble in the city Of Raleigh, on Hon
day, the 2d day of October,lB6s.
The attention of justices appointed to ad
minister the amnesty oath is especially direct
ed to thefourteen excluded classes of the Pre
sident's amnesty proclamation of May 29th,
Under the first exception are included all
persons who have been civil or diplomatic offi
cers or agents of the pretended Confederate
Government, either within or without the ter
ritorial limits of the United States.
Under the seventh exception are included
all officers,. agents, or private citizens who
have been lament from the United States for
the purpose of aiding the rebellion.
Under the thirteenth exception are included
all who, during the rebellion, have held any
oftlee or agency under the State or pretended
Confederate Government,. or have in any way
voluntarily joined in the rebellion, as, for ex
ample, for entering or- marching. with armed
forces hostile to the United-States; by sending
Or I - Welshing money, or provisiOns, or arms to
persons engar,ed. in the; rebelliOni save incatS. cases
- where money,, or' provisions were furnished
front the proraptings of charity or humanity;
by acting with • assemblages . orpersons, whe
ther organized or unorganized, hostile to the
United. States ; or 'in any other way giving vo
luntary aid, assistance- or encouragement to.
the rebellion, and whose - taxeble Property on
the Nth day of May tam, exceeded in. , value
the sum-of twentytliousand dollars:
The other exceptions arc so. plain as not to.
'require explanation;
No certificate will be'grauted by the justices
to any person who. is -included in-any of the
excluded classes, unless• on exhibition-by the•
party of his pardon -for his offence from. the
The justices appointed to administer the•
amnesty oath anti to furnish certificates-of the'
Same, which shall be evidence of loyalty, are
especially instructed - to be vi g ilant and . faith
ful. While it will nothetheir duty to attemptito,
pry into the hearts and consciences -of - men,
they will, nevertheless, admonish -those who
may apply to take the oaths that it mast be
taken and subscribed to in good faith; with an ,
honest intention on their part to keep , it, with- •
out secret purpose ormental reservation - upon ,
any occasion or at any time to commit any stet
in violation of said oath ; and they will warn
them that if the oath is not thus taken and.
kept, the pardon offered them by the Presi
dent will - be void, and - they will remain .sub- -
ject to trial under the. law for perjury and
treason. •
The Mstices, clerks - and sheriffe;- whose
duty it - is to provide- for • administering .the
oath, and to conduct the elections; are en
pima to n.e every , Irracti.wsio means to en--
able every citizen to take the oatli wno may'
desire and be entitled to do so. And the -in
spectors are enjoined to inspect and examine
fairly and truly, to decide in every case in ac
cordance - with the law, and with the instruc
tions they have received from this Wilco, and
to make prompt and 'correct returns. of the
number of votes, and %for whom cast, at their
respective precincts.
Done at our city of Raleigh, the Bth day of ,
August, 18f5,-and in the• year of the•indepen,
deuce of the United States, the eighty-ninth.
Provisional Governor.;
General Kilpatflek'S Aildreaa to lilts
The following farewell address of General
Kilpatrick to his troopers. has just been pub..
lished :
LEXINGTON, N. C. - July 2D, 145.
The order has at last reached us which will
send you to your varioushomes, and eever for
ever the military organization of which .we
have been most. Justly proud.; and now, al,
though know full Well that. this • order
gladden your hearts and. the . hearts of many
anxious, loving friends athome,, yet to 1318 , thei
duty of writing a few farewell words to men
who are endeared to me by the strongest ties,
formed amid dangers, trials • and. hardships ' .
weary . marches and brilliant victories shared
alike m a sacred cause, is the .saddest of my
From the time yOU first gave me, a stranger.
from the' Army of the East, a - soldier)s.webr.
come, up to this parting hour, I havewitnessed
only that cheerful obedience to orders, patient
endurance of hardships, and, glorious enthue:
siasin on the field of battle, that ever charac
terizes the true soldier, . and has for. you.;
wrenched from a bravo and. determined foe,
on 'every field of hattlS, the laurel crown of
I have not the words. that can express my,
full appreciation of the, entire command, or
sufficiently thank oMeo-rs and men for the en
couragement and personal kindness I have
ever received.
T. can only say now, as .I have often said be
fore, that when worn out and hungry.—igno
rant of the object, you have marched and.
fought through the day, and, without a mur..
tour, struggled all night through the. swamps .
of the Carolinas, or on some doubtful field like •
Lovejoy Station, Waynesborough, or lklonroe's
.Cross-Road, when seemed lost,-yOu.rallied
to the bugle's eall,rend by reckless bravery--
such as the world neve saw—rode down your
foethen, as now, I eried, " God bless_the brave
soldiers;" and my parting worda-to you now •
are, "May God bless you." A grateful repub
lic, with its great warm heart full of gratitude
and love, may and will build towering monu
ments to your fain eomrades,.and praise fee ,
ever in song and story your glorious. deeda;
but it can nevo..v know how much it owes to
you and your comrades, livinn,and dead..
But the proud thoughts of duty nobly done—
that you helped to uphold the nenor of,our
flag, and save and purkfythe ration—is all the
reward you will need; and as the record, of
your fame is pure and spotless, so let your
actions in the. suture be. In ;civil life remain
true to those, principles fen which you have'
-risked so ranah, and by 'precept and example,
strive to crush out every semblance of .discord
and disloyaNy throughout the land; and per
petuate forever vlriversulireedom and the•unity•
of Slates.
command of Major Gen. J. Kilpatrick.
Brevet Colonel and
czw YORE, Auguat JO, 1861
The .teamship Etns, from Liverpool on the
2d inst., arrived at this port this meriting. Her
newr*Jaas been anticipated.
General Grant arrived in to-clay.
He will to GalCzg, whereremain for
Snale days.
. .
`At the Stock Board this evening New York
Central closed at 90.7, 4 ; Eriq, Seq.; Hudson
River,lo%; Reading, 102 ; Michigan Central,
705 micingan Southern, my, ; Chleage and
Rai,lan - a, lOW; . rittsburg, 0e34; Ohio CeT
tifleates, '24 ; Quicksilver, 584,The market
closed steady.
Markets by Telegraph.
BALTnsOE], August 16.—Flour is quiet and
heavy. Wheat steady for primp.; the lower
grades arc heavy. Corn quiet, at 93@95c for
white, mad 5309tc for yellow. Provisions
steady. Oats active at 4$ 50c. Whisky dull
and nominal.
CINCINNATI, August 16.—The =our market is
- unchanged: - Wheat firm. Whisky is in better
demand ; sales of 350 bids at $2.19. Pro
visions.dull ; 2,000 bids of country Mess Pork
sold &L $29. Lard sells 0230..
CHICAGO, August 16.—F1OHD steady. Wheat
is active at $1.25 1 /41:27 for No. I, closing at the
inside figure ; $1.14 for. No. 2. Corn steady at
67 1 /a , 6e'c for No. 1, and 6634@e7 for No. 2. Oats
(lull at 47c. Freights quiet at 5c on corn to
Buffalo. Prc.visions very dull. Highwines ac.
tive at 02.141)2415,
. .
311 twausxs,. ( iS ~),Angu.St attiyo.,
Wheat steady at $1.24@1,25, Oats and Baxley
(hill. Freights nominal at 60 on wheat to 80.
Sr Lotus, August 10.--The Cotton market
iE dull, Flour nosed with a downward ten
dency; Wes at $8.75g10.50 for double extra.
Wheat atiA Corn are unchanged. oats-. Sales
of Aew at 559c0e. Old Rye has declined 991 e,
with sales at 77 , /,@780. Good Tobacco is firmer ,
at 80@18.2.5f0r shipping leaf, and *18965.50 foo.r.
manufacturing leaf.
the siege of Vicksburg a knot of officers
gathered aroUlld Gen. Grant, and for want of
better employment arau9ed themselves in
guessing the ages of prominent officers. Among
the rest they dicanssed G. Ilicelernand, who
was absent at the time, but whose conse
quential airs were notorious, and whose dif
ferences with Gen. Grs:nt were equally well
known. One guesFx4 that he was about fifty
.yeat'S Of age. ". Ob i no,” sale. Gen. Grant,
F' such a man was never get up in My
1ie(273 hit was too palpable net to
arouse thq:ootstercalsmerriteellt Of 41gitt'0444.
s(nsion of the First Day and the Busi
ness Done,
(spedlii TVe P " Bs 'i
11Aantsinruct, Azgust 16, 1865.
The ' liationial Teachers' Association com.
menoea its axonal session in this city to-day,
in the CiOtirthOOSe, on Market street, Repro
sentativen from all the loyal States, and from
Canada, together with a large number of spec
tators, naany of them ladies, were in attend
ance. Among the distinguished arrivals are
Professor stoddard, of New York; Jas. truik
sbank, LL. D., of Albany: • Professor Richards,
of Washington ; David W. Camp, stato Super
intendent of Connecticut, Rev. L. Coleman, of .
the Board of Public Instruction of Wilming
ton, Del.; Lowell Mason, of Massachusetts ; J.
B. Dixon, of Toronto, Canada; Governorßrad
ford, of Maryland; and Hon. T. Stevens, of
At haif-pact nine thq„COnvention was called
to order by Professor S. S. Green, of Rhode
Island, the President of the Association.
Prayer was offered by the Rey. Dr. De Witt,
Of Harrisburg.
The Chair announced that His Excellency,
Governor Curtin, was in the eity, and would
be invited to attend and address the Conven
A committee, consisting of Hon. Mr. Coburn,
State Superintendent. of Schools in Pennsyl
vania; and Professor Comp, Commissioner of
rublie Instruction - in the Stete of Connecti
cut, were appointed to wait upon Governor
Curtin and invite him to visit the meeting of
the Association. :-
It was also announced that the Hon. Thad
deus Stevens and his Bxcenency, Gov. A. W..
Bradford, of Maryland, were also in the City;
and the Hon. Mr. Van Bakkelin, of Maryland,
and Prof. Wickersham, of tbe Normal School
of this State, were appointed a committee to
wait upon the gentlemen, and extend an invi
tation tebe present and take pert in the exer
During the absence of these committees the
choirs of the different churches of the city
united in entertaining the audience by sing
ing a beautffni anthem appropriate to the oc
A communication was read from Wein For
ney, Esq. r iuviting the members Of the associa
tion to visit/ the State library, and offering the
use of the - library rooms for committee pur
The credentials of Rev. Mr. Coleman, from
the Board of Education of Wilmington, Dela
ware, and Mr.. D. Dickson, of Toronto,
Canada, were read.
A communication from the State Librarian,
informing the Association that that institutiow
was at its serviee,and wishing the Association
to make use oft' during its stay, and
Gov. Curtin WM , then Introduced amid ap
plause. Ile spoke as•follows
Governor A. W. Bradford, of Maryland, was
announced, and rams received by the Associa
tion standing. Wham the applause had some
what subsided, he. spoke as follows :
Governor Bradford• said that delay of ft few
hours at the capital had afforded him the plea.
sure of being present. As prefatory he re
ferred to the suffering of the - State of Mary
land during the four years of war. He referred
with pride to the fact the last vestige, of
the greatest sin that had ever disgraced her
soil, or the soil CZ'any country, had been. ef
fectually eradicated and. dissipated. [Loud
applause.] The assaults of the rebel had been
repulsed, and now it. was only necessary to
learn how to govern... The. school-house was
the most correct aid to government. Let poli
ties be what they will, but to train the child
Wag to train the State: 'Dimmest powerful pO
- lever, or Alrchimedian standpoint,
was the education of the masses. By
this, the world might be moved. He
would not put any. limitation upon the
exerciseof the rightof , suffrage—[applauSe]—
for education should be universal, and. no
limitation would be needed. Now that the
soldiers had returned , from.the field of death
to the grain field, thethienwlio had saved the
country, should not , their children be edn.
sated?' These were the ones to mould the
destiny of the nation 'end. it was for, the in
structors of youth to instil. correct principles
into their minds. [Applause.)
then retired, amid re"
ne - Wed-applange. -
BPBECII OF 6O'MRN+3I3. mnrrar.
nounced tome that the honor. of welcoming.
this body to Harrisburg, was devolved upon
ameby those who had the task in charge, I ac- -
eepted the offer with Feat pleasure, as I had
twee - ire to say sometlinig, on an, oeeasion of so
much interest. But the event which called me
.froni.% Harrisburg recently, neither gave me
,time.nor qualified me for such, duties, and I
know. too well what is due to the intelligent
presence in which I stand tthattempt to speak
without ample preparatiom And yet I cannot
let the occasion pass Without expressing to..
you some word of thanks for your presence at
this hOurinthisgreatpommonwealthof Penn
sylvania,. and to the capital of which I wele , :
I ban large sympathy with all the objects
of this meeting, with all its workings, and
feel an:interest m every subject which can be
discussed during your session. Just at this
time there WOURI seem to be great propriety.
in your.asseudding here. It looks aunneious
for the teachers that in this month of August
a. peaceful assemblage of the instructors of
the youth of the United States should assem
ble in the capital a State which has been.
.s.ubject• to - invasion, rapine, and plunder for
every succeeding August for the past three
• years.. I congratulate you, ladies and gentle-.
that you have selected this great centre
'State of the Republic as the place to hold your.
It would not be improper to remind even this
body that long ago the free principles of New.
England, and-the love of lillerty in the South,
and middle of this great Republic, were CAr.
ried to Pennsylvania and infused into , the
Declaration of Independence in /M.[AP
plause.J And• when the long struggle of,the
Revolution was over, and it Deanne necessary
tomake a more perfect form of Government,
with more power and nationality in all its•de-,
partments, the freedom of all d'
the land gained:
by the • blood of the Revolution was carried!
again to Pennsylvania, and ourrnatehless Con
, stint - lion was formed in the City Of Philadel.
• phia, [;Applause.] And now, when we..have
3ust closed a struggle of four years , duration,.
so fierce and bloody that the world stood
aghast at its magnitude, while all the lovers.
of free government are lost in admiration,a.t
the grand results [applause] ; and now, those
who instruct the public mind come once more
to Pennsylvania and here discuss those great
questions which may lead to our enlighten.
ment and to the spread of American .oiviliea
tion. [Applause.]
Now, ladies and gentlemen, let me ask the
question, Where would we have been, had it
not been for the general intelligence of the ,
great peoplet It is in vain to talk s of Presi
' dents and Cabinets, or Councils in Congress.
It is n vain to speak of vast armies.. We owe
our present condition, our strong, Govern
ment, our free principles, and our enlightened
civilization to the general intelligence , of the
people, and the almost universal education of
the common mind in this country,; for it must
be role
mbered that those who never desired
to occupy official positions—therwilOwest into
the army, and fought withoutaver desiring
the epaulet, but who carried the. musketbreve
,ly and well, understood the magnitude-of the
• contest, and the value of its results. It now
rests with you to spread this great boon, and
• to roll the wave of civilization and;universal
education to the Pacifica Mark; every step of
the way by the SChOM-house andthe church,
for when the historian comes .to.writo the his.
tory of the war which has just closed, he will
not go to the archives of the nation, for his ma
terials, but he will find them in, the home
letters of othe private soldier,. Applause.]
I welcome von to Penpaylvanii! 4 not only be
cause of the hi stor i c faci g ,, : to which 1 call your
attention, but I weleomayou bemuse here are
a people who have been , ,feithfulite the Govtirn.
ment m its darkest hours. (Applause.[ I am
obliged to you for coming to. this State of
Pennsylvania. lam pxoud of my office that I
am thus enabled to - welcome you, and I trust
that your sessions WilMue prolitable and pro
ductive of good. •
His Excellency rogred an»d a round of ap
The President returned thanks, on behalf of.
the Association, fur the eloquent addresses
Which had been delivered.
Professor JairtesSl. Clark then sang the song
entitled t , The el:Li:Wren of the flattle-lield," -
An arrangemen,twas then effected by Nek
the members of ,the Association would =take
an excursion to,tbe baitledield of GettySburg.
The annua4 rcport was read by the rresi
dent, Professor, Green. It commences with a
review of tle,wilitary operations of th,e early
part of the. year, and speaks of the glad re
joicings over, the victories of the Union ar
mies. The, assasaniation of Lincoln was:
alluded to in .feeling terms. The intelligence,
of the 'men e.oinziosing the rank and file of the,armles of the, United States was ail
verted,to at some lengthcand it was remeffl.
bered,willi pride that the young men cheer
fully aegorded obedience to their superiors in
ran'it, although, in many eases, inferior in in
telligence. The contrast between the condi
tion of leaac. - ing and institutions of learning
s4t the North and South was also alluded to.
Nat one had been, suspended at the North,
, while nearly all at the South had been, closed
1 for wall( Of patronage.
It was neeinEary Qat the masses of tkAo
people should be educated, and it was. Wed
that martial law would premcil in every
Southern State until Northern, men or. any
other men might discuss edueationad, politi
cal, gocial, moral, or religious topicsin any
'art (AAR south, as freely as in Putman Hall.
Pilen frIIIIF the South. bad been ilerinltted to
come to the Nosth and ventilate tb,eir opinion
keeiy, and it was right that Northern men
should so spAalc at the South.
As one of the results of education, and the
necessity of theoretical as well as practical
knowledge was instanced by the fact that the
generals who have made the most lasting ropu.
tationt during the war are graduates of West
Point, the national military school. At the
beginning of. the war, when civilian generals
from the academy started on an equal footing,
as far as actual knowledge of war was con
cerned, the civilian generals 4reerned to sue
coed the beet, but tio Mambo : edueetleb, ci
West P.oint at last prevailed, and they allowed
their superiority at last.
The, last 'inaugural of Mr. Lincoln was al
luded to . as Abe production of a man, who
could be a statesman and a Christian at the
same time, withoutblendingchureh and State.
Governor Curtin and Governor Bradford•
were, on motion, elected honorarymembers
of the Association, by acclamation.
A' number of committees were then an
nounced, after which a song was sung in mug
nifiCent style.
Major General John W. Geary was called
upon, and took a seat on the platform. Ile
Was also invited to accompany the Association
on its excursion to Gettysburg. Governors
Curtin and Bradford were likewise invited.
The session closed with an anthem by the
Church Choir.
Adjourned till afternoon,
At two o'clock the Convention again met,.
several new members were elected, and then
an essay on the "Mechanieality of School
Teaching " was read by_ far. W. J. Burritiger.
lie said - that abuses had crept into our modern
schools which demanded prompt and decisive
rentedies.. Among them was what was called,
. very properly, the ," cramming system," but.
the existence of such a system was often as
much the fault of the parents as of the teach
era - AdVancement--and that rapid—waS the
; desire of , too many of the former. They did
not wait for, the true, slow amowth which
brings .both strength and solidity; they de
sired' such fearing as weakens the mind, by
forcing if inttrunnatural action—by making it
waikrbefore it was scarcely able to creep. The
tetteher , who nettle the darling shine best was
the best teacher- , one the most liked, the most
trusted, the most courted. But the true teacher
was the teacher of common sense—he who
attached value to ideas, not words. Our
schoelswanted practicality. it was too often
omitted; bat never without detriment to the
cause of educatiun tothe Children, the duty of
whOSe teachers it is- to prepare them to be
good meinbers of , sosletir Fu duality and
thoroughness were ago iieeeserties on the
good teachers; but; everything depended do
energy and enthusiasm: When such feelings
enter into the noble - Work—when it is assumed
not so much as a duty as - tr pleasure—when it
is reflected that minas are to be trained for
eartb, for uselidness for here and for a good
hereafter—then' there 'is oar and letting Suc
The following , letter frenitlii. Wayland, an.:
thor of works orr Moral Seieffee' and I%IIMM.
Economy, and late PresidentorffroWn Univer.
city, was read before the ASsocitition
LaTTER ?told - Dit; wkriAtim.
Paternoneii, Angtat ed,.
Pece - easer S. S. GreefeA
MY DEAR SIR: I thank you for the invitation
to attend the meeting7ofthe National Teach
ers' Association, to be hold on the 16th in
stant, at Harrisburg: I regret that it
will not be in my power to attend 2! It would
give Ape great •pleasure to be with you,
and to listen to the diseuesion Of the sub
jects whieh, at the pedgent InOntent, rraay
claim the most earnest attention Of' every
lover of his country. Tone object" is noble
one—it is to improve the edunationbf . this na
tion and of the world; to liken to accounts
of the success or failure of theirnides of edu
cation adopted among us ; •to hear - the sugges
tions of the wise and energy from - the
emareple of the illustrious: We have a pro
fession second to none in the talent' which it
requires or the importance - of 'the results
which it aims to accomplish. On' our labors
depend the type of eharacter which in a few
years will either honor or disgrace our
country. On us it depends whether edlication
shall be a mere routine, a syetens Of solemn
shams, or the - cultivation of earnest thought.
and the love of truth, and of honestobedience,
in practice of its invaluable receipts. I look
upon your labor, at this time, as enecially im
portant. Ideas are at present filling this
country which seem to me in danger of sap
ping the foundations on which rest our claims
o the respect of the community. It 'is by
many supposed that, to promote highereduca•
tion, nothing is necessary but to render edu
cation cheep; or, iv fact, to render it
gratuitous. Hence, it is believed that the
way to establish a college is not 0 - lender
education good, but to give it away. This fact
alone is a confession that this educatiotris not
in itself desirable, for what men want they are
wining to pay for. The tendency of these doss
seem to me to render teachers careless; to get
money, and not to put forth their power to•
teach well. In no other country is education
so unrestricted. In none are the rowel/la-of'
thorough education so magnificent, and no
where else are men so anxious to Obtain it.
Let it, then, be our aim to do for the cording
generation what has never been done before.
Let our efforts tell on the men who are so soon
to control the destinies of this nation. If we
are to have factious rulers, and ignorant' and
rebellious citizens, let us so educate the-men.
that it cannot be laid to our charge.
I must add a word upon the present condi
tion of the United States, The rebellion has
tested the value of education. It has been a.
war of education and patriotism against igno-•
ranee and barbarism. Now, when the nation
has settled down into quiet and peace, the de
inand for education will be great beyond 'pre-
Tet us meet that demand as men, andt ae-
Tistiltote. Let us cast abundantly Over theTslang;
the seed of education. Let it not be merely a books without character, whether
cruet our pupils understand the words they
utter, but let us teach them to think to judge,
and to originate. Let us ground them into the
principle, and accustom them - to the practice
Of rig ht, and that will bring on our country 'a
Moaaing which no finite Mind can corectiy
Excuse the length of this note. I sat down
only to reply to your kind invitation, and ,he
fore T was aware I am writing a discussion.
Witirthe best wishes for the success of , your
meeting, I am my dear sir,
frOlWAYLlisr§ F. WAYLAND.'
' A letter from Rev. Thomas Hill, Prevail/eat
.of Harvard College, after stating similar re
' E r u e irfn ergalicrtnatdelleeGnovaewrnafir of umt,o.C..or
us.. He also eulogized the Union League of.
Philadelphia for the services they had rem—
, doped dUring the war for the cause of .Justice
:and right principle.
General Doubleday wrote of the advantages.
and value of a thorough national education in.
endearimelpr institutions, etc., to the people ;
:in rendering them intelligent enough to ap
preciate their national blessings ; and firm.
enough to preserve them.
_Professor R. Edwards, of Illinois w read a
lengthy and interesting , on .Normal
' Schools, their value and didtallgUldhillg4larae
terieties. He held that they should be fos
tered and supported in every... State. The
paper caused a great deal of discussion,
Professor John S. Hart, formerly Principal of
Ills Central High School of Philacleiphich.from.
: the Committee on National Edueation.., made. a
report recommending that a memorsal be ad
dressed to the President and. Congress- for
schools for all classes in which.they do. not -
now exist. The organization of 'a. Bureau-of
Education to take charge of all pertinent sub
jects, was also recommended.
A discussion ensued - upon those recommen
dations. They were ojected t 9, mostly on the
gronnd that it was impolitic. Just now to ask
the National Government for- aid, , Many. ad.
dresses were made, but afterwards the SUOjeet
was postponed, and the Convention adjourned
until evening.
THE EVENING spssfeig:,
was taken up with addresses. i'rofessor Hark
ness, of Brown University, readA lecture on
the method Of teaching classes, giving' 4 a few
leaves from Ms expel' encefOr..the bealeflt Of
his:professional hearers.
PrOfessor Butler, of the. State ATniversity,
discoursed on the importance of_keepiag corn
mon--place books as means (4 storing informa
tion for future reference. itis photogsaphs of
every-day incidents in the , teachers - life were
very humorous, and constaittly • provoked.
The session was a moat plcascuit , one. Ad•
journed till to-morrow.
tons Esaarn.—Says the Altoona Tribune
From the engineer of theentigant,train (upon.
which. he assures us the harp eof the advemi.
tine returned to her lionm on aimclay after!. ,
noon last) we learn that a young girl named.,
Diary Lee, a resident nt Hinitingdon, became ,
infatuated with the tint.„and: tinsel of show.
life, as displayed in' th e e, f‘ ground and lofty.
tumbling of a circus trealpe, which exhibitedi
at Huntingdon a 'few :days' since, and deter
mined "for to go to see the moulrey show! , all
the time; or, in other words, become:part
and parcel 01 the a,foreSaid equestrian estab
lishment. Aceordklgly she adorned herself
in her "best bib Stalltiekerand in the‘mwee
sma' hours ayant "the. twal," when 'La:smel
ling shows usually,talte .their departure for
other scenes, 'she'tqnk_up„)ter line of march
ill comnanywit tigers,. bears and; "sich
„ formeo.-the managerial portzion of
the eshibitien,tOsay'nothing of the,hentomore
dangerous associates. in the shape of human „bipeds, and when clitylighb dawned she was to
the parental roof ;Unknown. As a matter of I
course, the parents of. the girl were Justly in
dignant at her wayward conduct,, and mea
burea Wei& imMerluttely taken to. turn her:
tinna Ir9lll m'A - Xlie....4aim: 'oaths in which they ,
fain would:tread: -
was despatehen% to, liewistown„ where -- Liya
' show ” was to. to intercept the fool
ish girl, aria brMg, her back, but she.,
getting Win4rt. of the movement, dia..
;..lerrained - to, pima a greater cliatuAr 3
• between beyqpi.f.a4a , duty, and forthatpurium e
became a passenger .in one of, the eastwar i.
bound pasSengertuains, doubtless intending' to
take refuge in imotber locality and wait nu in
the circus eanninp. But the party in purr
Was onher trams, and got upon the same train
in which. she was a passenger,Just as it was
a palling Atefore he inure his presence
known, lloweser, the girl eg.p.ied him,- bled her
fertile. brain, immediately conceived. bis Oh.
ject,L and 'as.ahe had evidently made um her
nahid Ito "puce show' , or die in theattempt, she..
made; ne.r. way without delay to the platform,
of the. ear, the train moving at the time at the
rate s of,abont thirty 'miles an hour and hest
tating neck, leaped from the car before tor
intentions were conjectured by these
whp, wilsaessed her movements. The train
was traought to a halt as soon as pos.
Isible, and parties went back, expecting,. of,
:conragt,. to find her either terribly , injureditm, a
:mutilated corpse. What was their joyful,.
'prisEhhowever, to disoover that she was not
I only neither one liar the other, but that; she
.bad:spnarently escaped with but slight ' , if any,
itkinries—tuns manifesting beyond a dioubt
ant if the show business wasn't fit foreher, she
was at least fitted for the show busiceea. Her
Miraculous escape can only
. be attribiitable
to the expanson of her ennolinp
an article whic,b has not unfrequemgY .played •
aproalineutpart in preserving „human life,
She was brought back to her honeurt sundeY;
last, as above narrated, and it hopral
that her brief experience in " aceohatie " feats,
will be suiPelent to serve her the, balance of
her lifetime.
PLR DaAra OP A ToArNGGraL.--rA frightful.accia
dent occurred on Saturday afternoon. through,
the careless use of kerosene oil, whigh. result
ed in the death of a young girl—a death tho
most agonizing that the human imagination
could conceive—Kate Monahan, a, young girl
Omit fifteen years of age *hose parents re
side in Hubbard street, but wbOriltis been
living for some time with a family in Minnie
street. About four. o'clock on Saturday
afternoon she was left alone in the house,
and proceeded to build a. lire in the stove.
In order to facilitate the operation •of
setting fire to the wood, she had re
course to the can, which contained a quantity
of keroseac. No.sooner had she begun to poirc
the oil upon the flames than oamliustil:4
material ignited, and the can exploded • i throw.
ing the blazing oil over her person. Thq girl
ran shrieking to the head of the stairs. Her
agonizing cries soon brought a numbia of peat
ple to the spot, but by this time her garments
worn compieteiy burnt from tier body. In a
PlkfiltUlAi thegeoplD iTUD VOA the 149114 g
arrived, and after atario trouble the flames
were finally extingitlshoti o and the girl Was
conveyed to a bed in the roam.
It was a sickening, sight to look upon. The
flesh was completely titirliett from her body,
from head to foot. With the erxception of her
hair, which, singular to say,. Was scarcely even
singcd,there was-not a spot on her whole body
which was not mutilated In the most horrible
A physician who had been sent for arrived,
and applied sornelsoothingrointments, and did
everything inhis power to alleviate her Alf.
ferings. In the evening she was removed to
the residence of her parents, in Hubbard
street where death terminated her agonies
about lialf-paet pine &dock. Coroner Wagner
will hold an inquest on the body this forenoon.
—Chicago Times of Monday. '
n o a
tntaTohsut horsest:tay:a
o y t
ne u ra l g i
t t st
in the lot near Bacon's Quarter Branch, for
merly used by the late Confederate Govern
ment for the same purpose—numbering about
eight hundred. They commenced a sudden
stampede, which awoke their negro attend
ants, who endeavored in vain to arrest them.
The guard, too, fired in the air, with the hone
that it would stop tlibm, but not so. However,
as they, moved on, regardless of all efforts to
stop them, fifty were precipitated headlong
into the deep ravine running from Baker
street to "the Branch" before the remainder
could be checked. All of these were killed or
hopelessly wounded by the fall and up to
Saturday persons were engaged in moving
their dead ,bedies ontside the city limits. The
negroes who witnessed the stampede say that
the horses drew up the line of battle, and
moved Wet furions rate, as if in a charge.
While we believe that such was not actually
the case, yet an'ofllcer who heard them relate
the eircumatance in their highly-oolored-
Strains, stated' that, having received, in 1863,
wound in battle, which temporarily-disabled
him, be was placed in charge of QUO thonsand
Cavalry horses,and that Suddenly one night
they stampeded under circumstances similar
to those already described, and that it seemed
to him that they did actually form a line, as
if preparing for staValrY charge. A Confede
srtaatme wp-saageono-nif
three' aSter` iaanais
aISO gav d ttra
eanac a z w ou h ri a t h h ofa e
witnessed during the 'war, a number of which
were killed in theirheadlong fright. He said
that nothing unusual' 'occurred calculated to
frighten them on the, night Watch the stam
pede occurred, but that. all as if by common
agreement, ran off pell-mell, as if the devil
and all of his imps were After them. An old
negro, more superstitio44 'tlmn his comrades
who attended the horses alluded' tO, ascribes
the Bacon's Quarter Branch - stampede to the
sudden appearance of " speerits," Mier sight of
which was too much even for horseflesh.—
Biehmond itelmbiicen,l4lh.
DNB IN I.TTAn.—Mr. Bowls in his; last letter
from Salt Lake City to the Springfield Republi
can, predicts that that place-Wel yet become
a famous watering place. Ile also says :
There are not many inhabitants absolutely
poor ; and the general scale of living is gene
rous. In the early years of the territory,.tbero
was terrible suffering for the - want of food ;
many were reduced to the roots it the field for
Sustenance 3 but now there apPeare' TO be an
abundance of the substantial necesearies•of
life, and as most of the population are culti
vators of the soil, all, or nearly all have
plenty of food. And certainly, have
never seen more generously 'laden tables
than have been spread before - at • our
hotel or at private houses. A dinner to our
party this evening by a leading Mormon-mer
chant, at which President Young and the lead
ing members of his council were present r had
as rich a variety of fish, meats; vegetables,
pastry, and fruit, as I ever saw on any private
table in the East ; and the quality and the'
cooking and the serving were unimpeachable.
All the food too, was native in Utah. The'
wives of Ourhost waited On us most amicably,
and the entertainment was, in every way, the
best illustration of the practical benefits of
plurality that has yet been presented to us:
Later in the evening, we were introduced4o-
another, and, perhaps, the most wonderful il
lustration of the reach of social and artifice'
life in this far off city of the Rocky Mountains.
This was the theatre in which a special per
forMaiice was improvised. In honor or Speaker
Colfax. The building is itself a rare triumphs
of art and enterprise. No Eastern city , of one
hundred thousand inhabitants—remember Salt
Lake City has less than twenty thousand—pos
sesses so fine a theatrical structure. It ranks
alike, in capacity and elegance of structure and
finish, those of the opera houses and academies
, of music of Boston t liew York, Philadelphia,
Chicago, and Cincinnati. In costumes and
.it is furnished with equal richness
and variety; and the performances them=
selves, though by amateurs, by merchants;
and mechanics by wives and daughters -of
eitigens, would have done creditto a first-class
professional company. There was first a fine
• and elaborate drama, and then a spectacle
farce in both of which. were introduced some
-exquisite dancing, and in one some good sing
' ing also. I have rarely seen a theatrical en=
. tertainment more pleasing and satisfactory kt'
all its details and appointments. Yet the two
principal male Characters were bya day labor-.
er and a carpenter j one of the leading lady.
,parts was by a married daughter Of Brigham
'Young, herself the mother of several children;
and several other of his daughters took part in
' the ballet, which was most enchantingly ren
• dered, and with great scenic effect. The house
• was full ix-all parts, and the audience em
braced all elasses of society, from the wives and
daughters of President Young—a goodly array
—and the families of the rich merehants,tothe ,
families of the mechanics and farmers of tile
city and valley, and the soldiers from the
camp. President Young built and owns the
theatre, and runs its on his private account, or
on that of the church, as he does many other
• of the - valuable and profitable institutions of
the territory, such a$ cotton, saw arid -lour
mills, the best farms, de,; and as he is Shale
expense for actors or actresses, and gorse good
price for admission, he undoubtedly makes a
" good' thing" out of it. During the winter
season performances are given, twice a week,
and the theatte proves amost useful and popu
lar genial attraCtionand entertuinmentfonthe
whole people. Its creation wa,s a wise aid be
neficent thought.
Lowell Courier, of Saturday, -publishes an ac
count of the terrible sufferings of a young,
man, named James McNulty; , Who was stung
by a-small striped snake WI th which he was
meddling, on Friday last, !The oOuriersays :
" During the evening McNiff lty went into a
loon and put the snake on tl le counter, where,
when it was first 'seen, it was taken tobe a
fancy pipe -stem or comet tang of the.: kind.
When it was discovered to be alive, some
one pnopesed to pull its tongue eut,i, which
was anthe while somewiet tactive and threat
ening.. Nanny was aeavoring to hold
its head close down ' to the Counter,
perhaps to aid in cateld: ng the tongue, when
the reptile darted it out, t'ind struck him near
the ball of the thumb. A ; little black speck or
point was left in the ski* n, which was. at once
removed with the point of a knife. McNulty
went to-Dr. Burnham and told him the circum
stances, and the doctor a i.pplied some sort of a
remedy efficient for pot :eonous stings, and he
went home. Later in th' a evening he wont into
convulsions, and Drs. IC:idder, Diekey, and also
Dr. gimbalrwere mild;
lie was in such a frer'izied state that t re
quired four or five 'persons to hold him
writhing and twisting about, and emitting the
peculiar hiss of a anal re. On his hand, where
he said:be was stung,' there was nomarx more
than would be left by. a mosquito bite. Tut fel
low's agony, however, seemed - Who intense,
and some of the app; earances were. like those
in cases of hydroph' obia, but in his-lucid and
calm moments he T. "as perfectly, rational, and
would converse ani' t drink water freely. Mor
phine was admints tered, and toward night he
fell into a quiet ieep, the morphine having
overcome his nervous agitation, The case is a
peculiar one. Tb: e physicians present are in
doubt as to the IX qatter, not knowing whether
the - man was ret Ally 'poisoned, by the sting of
the snake, or wilt +ether the fact thathehadbeen
stung, operating:, on his mind, lind.the effect to
throw him into . convulsions, At .a quarter past
eleven oleleek he was sleeping quietly under
the effects of tile"Morphine,liohad taken, The
snake was put into a bottle of, spirits and will
be preserved. It appears to us to be the ordi
nary kind of . striped:snake always regarded as
harmless,,th , otigh. webelieve some take it to be
an adder.. F felinity is a young man And was a
member et the lath Reg ent ! . l • l •
tiiTTACR. AT FORT Broa.—Thoateamor
Deer Logs ge, which left Fort Union on the 29th
ult., arm fed in port 'yesterday. air. Bedford,
second el erk of the boat, gives us the informs.
'Um that , the troops at Fort Woe were attacked
by lb .adians on the 28th of July, and had one
mam ,
Jed all'a three wounded; the number of
s killed not IrrioNft. Fort Rice is in Da ,
estah 'Territoryi and is securely garrisoned by
sellern a companies ot,the 7th lowa Cavairyand
a Waif .pan y of Dacotah cavalry, all under em
ulsion of Col. John Patted.
?little paper called the _Frontier Scout is pub-
Bar ed on a foolscap sheet by the oftleers of the
gair riSon. The numbe) pefore us contains no
ng of moment bnyclyul a sketch of Wm.
Ale ,rriman,.hospital steward of the imst, :who
dt 'M
ed there in arch I%OM .—. Louis Bcputgioan,
WIDOWED.—DEBuquk, lowa, August 14.—The
Cedar Falls Gazette giteisEtA account of the ar
conviction of _a life in.
surance agent,
Wiseonsin on a charge of bigamy. It tires as
certained-that the champ had married no less
than ten different. wives, all of whom are
Five Of these marriages occurred in
the Eati,t and the rest n various parts of the
West. His laBo , ici , ityi was a respgetable lady
in Cedar Falls whom he married clandes
opposition. to the wishes of her pa
rents, last April: _tie has lately been courting
another lady:in, that vicinity, whom he in
tended to marry shortly. On Friday morning
Case banged:. himself in his cell at the Jail in
Cedar Fade, I , l,e.did a good thing by so doing.
_ How Rum, tinsornms Liya—Larraii. PROM
UnxurrAl: 210-la.—The Newark Daily, Adver
tiser sft3teii • A lad , in Boston sends to her hus
band in this city the following : "What a dif
ferenee *the treatment of the rebel prisoners
at Fort Warr.ol and ours at Richmond! I en
eloseyonan autograph letter of Major General
Ewell to.the post Sutler at Fort Warren, by
which,you canape that, instead olbeingmelan
eholy with severe treatment, he absolutely
was indulging his curiosity with:regard to the
flood hi, our New England climate—lust as we
shouldbe hunting I rats for•dinner in China,
say a rat one day anda moose the next? ,
the letter referred to in the alroVe is as fol
lows :
‘ 6 Salm 2, 1865.
"Mr. Halt, Post Sutler &
"Dams Sin : I want to.try. some New Eng
land fish, I would be glaiito begin with, if you
mall:let me have. a couple of fresh mackerel,
and day after a fresh cod, or the cod first and
IrLaakerel nest, as most convenient—only not
tiiiihave both on one day.
" Respectfully,. R. S. EIVELL.,,
dp Rouen states that the passengers in one of
the carriages of a train wistieh left Lisieux for
Caen two evenings since, made the iiiirdOiegant
discovery, aildost immediately after their de
parture, that, one of their fellow-travellers was
a madman., and inclined to be violent. They
managed,,however, to keep him from inputs
lug eitherhimself or others until theyreached
blezidon,:when the poor man was given in
charge. to the gendarme/Zs and placed in a
chamber, where he intssi , the night quietly,
Thenext morning the Mayor of MezidOn made,
the- necessary arrangements tor having him
conveyed to an asylum. Before the carriage
arrived, however, the lunatic broke a water
decanter, which be found in his room, and
thrust one of the fragments into his neck so
far as to sever the carotid artery, and caused
his almost instant death. T 1443 deceased was
identified as a man named Id - assert, holding a
subordinate employment in the navy offices at
—Four knocks at the door Is the arietrocratiC
pnnguucenitnt Of ArriVA in ;41314Q41
walirlf**oll THE SOllliiia
The average price of Government aribriabl
sold in Richmondup to this time having:been
found to be considerably less than theit.ob
tallied for animals of similar enality in the
Northern cities, the- Quartermaster General
has, ordered the discontinuance of sales in
that My.
Contractors from Cayuga, Now York, have
been in this city for several days past, engag
ing negroes to go to that plkee for the purpose
of fellin timber. The agents design employ
ing two hundred in this city, over one half of
wb Mucha? they have already succeeded in
engaging, These negroes reeehre one dollar
per day and hoard. The contractors pay
their way; to Cayuga, but dedubt the amount
from their ~gages.—Republic, 141441-
A hen,.belong;ing to Walter Snead, ( colored,)
who reside:3'On'Jefferson street r laid an egg
about a week ago on the large end' of which
there is a perfeedy formed ouartelcinoOnt .sur•
rounded by a:birdie, On one side - there xd A
striking representation of a sun, with numo.
roes g 6 radiating'reys.t 7 A few days -- after lay
ing the egg above described, the hen died.—
Republic, 141 h.
Just after the' eerniralWeettlent of the strug
gle between the - N - 0014nel the Soutlx,.the or
ginal will of George Washington, along with
other valuable records aN Viorfax Courtlielise,
were removed to - this, pity for safety,. where
they remained till' yester'dan when they Were
sent back to FairfseCcittrtlitrase.—Drid.
Yesterday flour omninanded the following
prices in our market: - ramity, 0112-50 to $l3;
superfine, $lO to $10.50; extra,•4ll to *—on
Richmond inspectio-X' ,Brandis , of Baltimore
and New York inspectbill wet held at lower
ilgures.—Republic, 15/14'
Yesterday at noon the 'Steamer Columbia
weighed anchor at Becketts and carried off'
the 11th renas-yvania Regiment,. seven hun
dred strong. After ref - telling Baltimore they
will - proceed by railway' to rhiladelphia,
where they will be mustered or* of service.
On leaving the wharf they gate'&Marty cheer,
and no doubt took a health" to tlietioraeward
Both of the city markets wet% Well/ supplied
yeiterday with all kinds of ruMitsi'Vegotables,
fish and traits that are in sensed
Meats.—The' supply of good-beef yttsterday
morning was not , equal to the - deanandl Best
quality roast was held at 25 cants pernound;
porter-htruser steaks, 30 cents ; sirloin' steaks,
25 to 30 cents ;- all other cuts, 16 to 20; saltEbeef,
16 to 20. Sheep--alutton, 16 to'26 cents per
pound, aceardifig to quality; clittarders‘ and
lags, from Sl lie ItZ• mutton chOpth prime; 25
cents per pound. iamb--Same priee
Shoulders, breasts, and backs, 16 , to'2s 'cents;
cutlets, 20 to 25 per pound. Pork—Strtmly light
and quality inferior.. Pork steaks; 00 to 25 per
pound ; roasting- pork, 25 to 30 ; salt - pork; 251.
Lard—Scarce, an primes ranging from 22 to 'l4'
according to quality. Sausage
slight ; good article brings from 25 tattit ,
Butter.—A good article of fresh country brit ,
ter, 50 cents; second'quality,.4o to 45 ; Northern'
butter, 30 to 35; cooking butter, 25 to 30. Eggs
—The supply was very good yesterday morn•
ing, and prices slightly lower; selling at 30 to
40 cents per dozen,
Fish.—The market' waaabundantly supplied
yesterday morainor,- the' spotts, crows*, aryl
sheephead being dlaplayed on the benches hr.
great profusion. We - notice that very few hog
fish are brought to this-market—the few that
do find their way here ara bought up by the
proprietors of restatmantel.who retail they:WV)
their customers at esorliatant prices. Tho
following were the ruling Drifts yesterday:
White perch, large Sitie;• 25 cents to 21 per
bunch, according to Me' and quality; small
bunches were readily purchased by boom
keepers at 25 cents pm - via:natl. Rock—supply
limited—sold at 12 tolsCents-per pound; sheep
head, 75 cents to al ; mackerel, 20 to 25
cents for small bunches; '.tttylbrs, 25 cents per
Dumb crabs, hard,3oeentkoodOzert ;soft, very
few in market; salt vtackere/, three for 25
cents—kits of No. /8 SOWELL $2.150.
Vegetables.—The marketi aslitmal at this sea
son, was well supplied yesterday, and sales-
brisk at the following prides: Roasting.ear
corn abundant at 15 to 20 °Ciotti-per dozen; cab
bage, from 10 to 25 cents per head, according to. -
size; Onions, white, 37 cents' per peck; red,
ditto; beets, to 10 cents pertnnch ; butter-
beans, 00 to 25 cents per Quart 1 Melltabers and.
cymlings, scarce; tonlatoesithe , market well
stocked, but the quality not very good; large.
lots were purchased yestsrday by housekeep
ers for preserving.
Pruita.—The supply of flint yeetexday was
far in excess of the demand; and . sellers were E
Imploring buyers to give them a call. Soft ),
and hard peat es Of good quality Wore sold at 1
5 and 10 cents per quart—the , best % , tiality sold
at $2 to $2.25 per bushel; apples,. Site $1.50 per
bushel; pears, 10 cents per quart ;I - tamsons, 25
to 50 cents per peck ; watermelons ranged from
10 to CO cents aprece—tbe most elegant melon
being obtained at the letter price,--/Irid.
The wheat crop in the Tailey le said to be
B ond, but in every other portion of the State
it is a complete failure. Tlio grain is defec
tive from the effects of rust and 'exposure to
the constant rains of the past ten months;
and, in addition, the quantity^obehdat, cockle,
and onion is unnenallY large.- Notwithstand
ing its inferior quality, it is 'bringing 'good
pprices in this city .the meat inferioreommand.
Ing VA to $2, ant the better,qualitiee from
$2.20 to *2.35 per bushel. The money value o f
this crop in the State, excepting. the Shenain
doah Valley, of which section we -know nt)-
thing, except upon unreliable 'reports, INT a
not be more than. one-twentieth •of that of
- • ,
Judge Wintam Lyons, Of the, ;Virginia Cott rt.
of ConeillatiOn, resigned on theaith;
There is a controverey . between the States Of
Virginia and West Virginia, in relation to tl ie
counties of Berkeley and Jefferson, both Stat es
claiming them. They were coded to West V: kr
gird& by the Virginia LegiSleture of 1863, al iS
received by the Legislature oo West vi."e„ is
01•1 he same year, lint the two annltiOS-inqw
tion not being named in the net of - Cong-r4
fol.P.the admission of the State of Virginia in to
the Union, it is contended, wothiuk with good
reason, that the transfer was never-completed.
The legal authorities are dividedtontite quos-
Lion, and we presume it can only be settled. *by
the action of the nest Congress. At Present
the position of the counties is anomalous,
being claimed by Virginia as part of her Se
venth. Congressional district, and by West
Virginia as part of her Second-. The Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue has, however, after
an examination of the claims of the respective
States,. transferred the WO' counties to the
Second Collection district of West Virginia,.
The Drat through !train on the Petersburg
Railroad since the 16th of August last, came
into Petersburg on the 11th. The Express says
Of course, so happy and unlooked for an
event created Considerable emotion and ex
citement, and the crowd at the depot Cheered
most fervently and lustily. The railroad con
nection between Petersburg, Raleigh, Wil
mington, and many other points farther Sbuth,
is now completed, and old Petersburg will soon
be herself again. The event should and will
be bailed with joy by every citizen of Peters
burg. Upon its Completion, commerce and
trade will receive a fresh impetus, and our
merchants will again indulge the pleasant
pursuit of disposing of cotton and tobacco
for their North Carolina and South Virginia
We cannot dismiss so pleasant a theme, late
as is the hour at which we write, without con
gratulating all concerned, and that is every
body in Petersburg ; but we desire particularly
to extend our gratulations to the energetic
Board of Directors, and to the untiring Presi
dent Sanford, Superintendent Dunlop,'Freasu
rel. Potts, and a host of subordinates, who
have labored so incessantly and so industri
ously, day in and day out, to accomplish the
impOrtaa work. The consummation, so long
and so devoutly wished, is full forty-eight
hours ahead of time. We had a conversation
with an officer of the road yesterday, and he
did not anticipate a through train until to
night—probably Monday night.
Farewell, now, to foot-padding. No more
shall we press Sh.anks , mare into service for a
trip to Stony Creelc. Let others try it afoot,
but we prefer being " rode on a rail.'
Rows between the white troops ainfnegrees
still continue in Petersburg.
Large quantities of cotton are arriving at
the Petersburg market.
.The planters are sending their crops in es
fast as transportation will allow, and Conse
quently the receipts and supply exceed the de=
Bland. Considerable lots are being taken in
store. The market is lower than inuring the
first part of the week, and sales were made on
the 13th at thirty-nine cents, though a prima
article would have brought forty cents.
Folders of city of Petersburg scrip are be
ginning to inquire whht action the Council in
tend to take in regard to it, Numerous thou
sands of one dollar, fitly, twenty-five, fifteen,
and ten-cent bills were issued, which parties
hoarded up during Confederate times as the
safest paper in the market. Now, the question
occurs to them, will the city redeem these
notes, or will it repudiate them! Time will
develop the matter to the satisfaction or 'dis
satisfaction of all ifit€TPsted.—.Expresp.
We are informed that a number ofgentlemen
li, this city, have formed an assoclat on for the
purpose of opening a Branch National Bank.
Capital is much needed at this moment in the
prosecution of ordinary business, and as the
wa nt, of it fetter and represses new enter
iti:litelfra'lMlZ(l it in hand
will not allandon
The Progress is responsible for the annexed :
It is said that during" Ex-GOvernor Vance's
imprisonment, in Fort Lafayette, he was visit
ed among others by a Federal officer, who, in
conversation, Mired him, among other ques
" - What are you here for'!"
"For debt," responded the former. the
Impossible," continued the latter, "for the
Government would net imprison you on such
a plea."
it is nevertheless true," rejoined the Ex-
Governer, "111214 en promised the last Man
and the last dolla,rY Went his security, mid
he did not comply with his Ninth:CD—so I am
here in durance vile."
The witlclsm provoked general laughter,
and what is better, like a sensible man that ho
is, Governor Holden enjoyed the joke heartily
when related to him by some friend.
A National Bank is to be established at
A new daily paper, the Sentinel, has been
started in Raleigh..
The pay waster has been paying of several
regiments- of troops in this city the past few
days. These troops will, shortly after receiv
ing theitpay, be nristered, oat of the mallets
and depart for their homes in - various parts
of the West.-2blegraph,7th.
The issue of the City Council of this city of'.
the denomination of ennead two dollars have
been upon the market some time, and are ea
garb; SOlight for by our merchants. The•
change bills, representing the 'fractional parti
of a dollar, were received several days since,
and are issued as fast as they cart be signed:
These bills are receivable for all public , elute,.
and redeemable is greenbacks at the °Mocker
the city . treasurer. The bill is a bandscane
( Mei and Wae , leSigned And executed by Mr.
Howell, engraver 'Milledgeville , Gdp- - 7 2 . 11 .
Gamblere and robbers disturb Aloe_ on.
General Hardee, of the late rebel, army, is in
We find the following in, the . Lynchburg Re-
Pt 4 o?fcctit of Monday , last :
A correspondent in Ilristol, Tennessee, fur
nishes us with a lettert in which it is urged
upon us to notice editorially the great danger
to which persons are liable in passing west
ward through East TenueSSee. The letter
states "that from Carter's Station, twenty
miles west of this place, (Bristol,) to Chatty,
rtooga, no ope professing Southern sentiments
can pass without guarded' bayonets. Should
they attempt such a thing, they are brutally
beaten, and in. many instances murdered.
little e them passing through this
to*u shudder - for the poor fel
low's, tor thPi well lat9ar what La 111
WA2 PUSS will be sent to sabecrtberO Isty
matl(peralMtnn advancej atsll Ott
Five conies "t Oft
Too copies 140 Oft
Larger Clubs Man Ten alit ht. Charged. at the Bain.
rate. 42.00 per espy.
The moneymeet a Way, aeemnPattY the (friller, ant
in no filename can these terms be deviated froth. at
they %fora very Litt te more than the Mt paper.
•i- Postmasters are requettektf " " eat.
for l'lnt Wen PBZBS.
rTo the getter-up of the Club of ten Or Weal?,
an exteo copy or the paper win be given. '
tore for them, An the prominent citizens
l eav i ng the enuatry fro KnorilLe
t o the Watauga river. Even thoSe who were
h im vr'n only as Southern men, but who never
took .'VW part in the war in any manner, have
been fq. 'weed to leave their homes. Ifundreda
o f th e . hest citizens of East Tennessee are
coming .o Virginia. This lawless conduct is
d by publicurged
eneourat f an
! note Gaon , edere. ea who are from West Ten-
Ilesdee Geo vel• &0., should go some other
route, tun 1.9, Should they attempt to gOk
!thie route' for ' the next few weeks, they will
Tevcr get
youhore'l—at least nine out of ten will
~ n ot. I beg C call the attention of such
charaeters to trie dangers of this route, and is
Abe same scrtin ,eition the attention of the
United States math orities. It is but murder to
send them this r,O l - 46, EVen men who
prefess tree come n 'lative and net &DO v.Oln"
ist;can't remain in east TennesSee.
„ .
A' gentleman from Southwestern Georgia
informs us that the mum crop in that section
of therStatcr Is unprece , lentedly good plantedson, very time cottoax or sugar was
but large 'trope of corn Wereput in, and the
,season being favorable, I an - withstanding the
- ithdrawal of much of Ann , labor froth its
eadtivation, the product be abundant—
reore in some 'instances tha
'r esen eau be gathered
the 'Mated force at 1. t available.
indance of corn abundatioe of
Marton, fold' it is gratifying to 1 mow that, when
oar,railroad• comianoleatieh I f 'e•established
with the SOuthwest and Florida this fall, we
shan have a bountiful supply o'f Provisions.—
Atdrada Clirolattle and Sentinel,' ~ruguet 8.
Gent 'rid Vraialiburite and Carl S'clairz are ie.
Augusta. ,
In 1,9 nellfrarg, everybody who eslla rake to
gether it handful of specks has sec , up for a
money h,roker.
Last week a lady, residing in Alleglielly
City, resole ed to attend a picnic, but refine*
to allow her four children to accompany lief;
leavAng them in cluittgerrof en obliging ileigigt ,
13or, The eldest child, ar linter boy, deolaree:
les intention of " , fixing" her for herdesertion4.
ailffoks soon as she left; proceeded to a grocers'
netrelk y and procured a 'Mick of Matches,withr
whin ,hoset fire to the Minding' and other in
itsnuineOle articles ftWW , the , house. Ferta
notely ft Wag discovered In time, and no mate
rial dam ge was done.
—AS. dis t lase has broken nut among the hogs
in the . vie inity of Hagerstown, and has thus
far proven to be of a serious-nature. The only
s y m p tom , tigible of the dinaaa is a hacking
cough, after which - the hog dtoops, and Aspott
ily dies.•
Mr. NV.. 'ngrineb, postunteter at Mexico,
Juniata count, r,whomysteriouslydisappeared
recently, to* with him all the money that he
could borrow, a onsiderable of Which was from
returned soldier, re ,
_Some of the t. people of Williamsport are
agitating, the leect; of erecting an Orphan.
Asylum in• that place. One benevolent lady
offers to eentribi tte a thousand:defilers to the
institution; '
. _ .
g r ime at was shot last week near
Penn Mills,Clarice. 1 comity, 1,7 Ur, Solomon
Boring. •
Antonio'Arricbi. , who was a drummer-boy
to Garibaldi's - . Italia 11 army, preached in Oil.
City last week,
—Dan ni ce unt il hi ll show are shortly to ap•
new in Harrisburg..
—The Capitol , at Hp, triabilrg is now being
—The Harrisburg Cit v Passenger Railroad
is erecting a depot in tha t city.
7. 31 , 14 -
--- The Port Byron. (Ni. Y., ) Times relates the
following as a "curious"; matter: "A man
dropped dead in the harvest field, near North•
ville, in this county, the otht fr day. Thecoro
ner ware-called, anii!, on exat fining the boar'
fourtd irthiB pockets one thot asand .dollars in
cash, two gold watches 'alid two silver Mee,
besides a certificate of deposi t for eight hum
:dred dollars more. The ma J 1 carrying All
this property about his person, was at work by
tile day.o
These is a young plan in tens lunatic asy
turn at Flatbush, N. Y., who was: UlfVie inane
by the July riots in New Yorlk city in /863,
when he was compelled by tho mob to join
their ranks. Although the boy's mental powers
appear to be Antirely destroyed, his physical
development MI MS his confinement ill t>ie
Asylum is really astonishing. From a Slight
and delicate youth he has become a giant, at
least in stature, and now stand near seven feet ,
in height.
It was stated, at the temperance conven
tion at Saratoga, that the names of thirteen
hundred rich'menus daughters, in New York,
are on the list of applicants for admission to
the Asylum for Inebriates at Binghampton, in
that State.
The exports of petroleum, from January 1
to July 14, of the present year, were 13,338,117
gallona ; for same time last year, 5 1 444,094 gal
lens. Bo much teirenfrein the whale oil trade,
which the whales will not regret.
-A smart chap, who formerly peddled pa
pers in the Army of the Potomac, is now worth
tatio,ooo, essi is one of the Directors of the So.
'cond. liatl44 9 ll 3 aok, 3ust ectabiched in Melt.
The piles of dirt in some of the streets of
Now York are remarkably fruitful, we judge,
from the fact that an editor has discovered,
growing on the top. of one of them, a cocoanut
tree a foot high.
Tile Digger Indians have a splendid reme
dy for the small pox. When one has it he
closes the door of his hut, kills his dog, and.
then shoots himself, which effectually removed
the disease.
A grand military Eirartifti Dfaud of the
Mississippi," founded on events that occurred
during the memorable siege of Vicksburg, is
being played at St. Louis.
The owners of the Bangor Democrat have
sued for thirty thousand dollars damages for
the destruction of their establishment by a
mob in 1801.
- -
—A young - man 44 the Winter garden, la
New York, is pronounced the meet graceful
zionpilloerostationer that New York hag ever
—One thousand persons were added to the
population of Great Falls, New Hampshire,
ill three weeks, by the Influx of factory opera.
--qosli Billings writes from Cape May:
There iz one church here, but it won't hold
but so fu that nobody don't go out of polite•
-A, woman, forty-nine years ORI, married
twenty-eight years, has eloped Mom Williams.
burg, New York, cluing' the absence of her
Morrissey nearly twitched a man's head
off last week for not sitting down front during
the races at Saratoga.
The Morrissey equiDagO I* said to be a
dashing one—coachtiled and footmen in live
ries, Sm.
At Saratoga children and parents all gam•
ble. The little folks spell it 41 gambol. o
The negroes of Washington are very angry
at the influx of other negroes.
Amin Was fined ten dollars In Utica for
To old bachelors only—Never say dye.
Ten thousand visitors are at Newport.
—• The cultivation of cotton has been eon. .
menced in Tahiti with every:prospect of sue-
cess. Otte planter has cleared and planted
two hundred and fifty acres, and employs six
hundred laborers, chiefly China() coolies, who
are brought ()Ter in considerable numbers.
Another source of wealth has else been opened
up in the island. The valleys which divide
the mountains are discovered to be admirably
suited for the cultivation of coffee—a crop of
which is ono of the most profitable that can
be produced, whether it is retained for home
consumption or treated Of export,
The extraordinary feat 'of walking eight
miles in one hour was accomplished at Bromrl.
ton, England, on the hith ult., by 'a pedestrian
named Spooner. Re made the distance, with
out exhaustion, within one minute 'and twenty
gaglgatil hour. Ile wasWilliflilg in a llftecm
, —uotan i ntre wait
Niles, gave out at the end of the e
after which Spooner took the rein, of the dis
tance at his ease, The wager was £25 a side
anti the championship.
The Ocurrier tie . &Me et Loire says " se
pulehral news reaches us froth Auttin, Tile
grave-diggers have struck I The people of
Autun must not, 'therefore, die;. unless they
wish their bodies, to remain unburied. We see
no other way of ,opposing the pretensions of
men who 11v@ by other people*deatits. Such
a result as this it was'scarcely ull ihseti WOitia
be produced by the law off coalitions."
°nevi .the sensation dramas played at the
Annual fete for the hellcat of . the lioyal Ora
matie Coi.lege. was; called "Tile Piratical Pi-
rate of the Precipitous Pre4jPice'l or, the Pre...
meditated Prey of PrOlia.POWl3l,, and the Pro
digiously Proper Plight 9f time pPeposterous
—The entire number of accidental deaths in
Great Britain, in MS, was 15,777. The number
burnt to death was 2,268, mostly by secidente
'attributable to cripe:littoi which is s aid iesleave
„ wise d tile, death of, 40,000 - W6ten in fifteen
—rs French lady,
who was introducedto Abd
El Kaderls two wixes, speaks in glowing terms
of their beauty. Strange te say, he neither
sidokes nor allows any
does ri,et abstain from
—The London Era tbinhs, the Bouelcaults
will shortly visit the United States, and play
a Toiled of bheir petudie:gclutraetere.
If Arra Xs Pape reached Ito one bun.
dredth slight, at the , Inindent Theatre, Lon
don, July 28th. '
Th,e log of the. Alebaro,a is for sale in the
London bookitoNea, A well-soaked waterlog
by this time.
.}-The LyndliltPi Rimed were run the other
day. The sport was unusually good. A thief
carried °lithe oup.,Punch.
—Wachtel, the famous tenor, is engaged M.
Berlin for six menthe, at a salary of ton thou
sand thalers,
—The new bonnets in Paris are ornameuted
idtli a swallow,
-r• Three
Ticheetrg have been Vested to 04