The Pittsburgh gazette. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 1866-1877, August 06, 1868, Image 1

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•I^WIES.V= CYCIA::r.Mr. M.
His - Letter of Acceptance•of the
Democratic Nomination for
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,By Telegraph to tbe,pittsbargh oarerte.i
11 - nw-Yotts; August s.—The followingis
. Horatio Seymour'S acceptance of the ,Dern
, neratienominatiop for the Presidency:
- Uticri r lrl.ou,st, 1868.--Gentlemen: Whei t
`in the city of New York on -the 11th ult.,
• !tithe presence of a vast multitude, on be
half, of the - Nalonal Democratic Convert
: 'tiro, you tendered to• me its unanimous
nomination as their candidate for the Office
of President of the United States;l stated
tiled no words adequate to express my
„gratitude, for the igood-will and kindness
whicti that body .had shOwn to '_me. Its
nomination was unsought and uneipected.
It was my ambition- te take an 'active part,'
from which. I am now , excluded, in the
great struggle. going on for the re.stora-
Lion. of •.good government, of peace and-
Ineaparity Woos unitary— But' have been
caught up by•the whelming tide which is
bearing us on trio great •political change,
-:and I find myself.unable to resist its pres
- sure. You have alsagiven' me •a copy of
the resolutions put forth by • the Cfniven
tits, showing its position - upon all the great
• questions which new agitate the country.
As the presiding officer of that. Conven
tion, I am familiar with' "their scope and
Import. As one of its: members, `I am a
pparrtty to their termThey-Are In accord
with:my views, and I stand up on them in
the:contest upon which we are now enter
ing, and I shall strive to carry , them out in
the future, wherever I -may be *placed, in
Political or private life. Ithen stated would
send r . )12 titeSe words of acceptance in a let
ter, as Is, the customary form. I see norea
son, upon reflection ) to Change or qualify
the terms' of my approval of the resolu
tions of the Convention. I have delayed
the mere formal act of communicating to
- you in writing what I thus publicly said,
..for the of seeing what light therm
- Ilona Congress would throw upon the in.
tenets ofltie-country. Its acts since" ttle
adjournment Of the Convention show an
Alarm lest - a change of power will give to
the people What they ought to have, a clear
statement of what has been done with' the .
money drawn from them during the past
eight years. Thoughtful men feel that there
have been wrongs in theilnancial manage
:merkwhich have been kept from the pub
hittiwledge. The Co 'one party
has not only allied Arse - with 'military
power, which is to be brought to bear di
redly upon the elections in many States,
but holds itself ire perpetual . session with
the avowed purpose of making such laws
as it shall see fit. In viewsit the elections
thicktake place within a few weeks;:,
did, therefore, not adjourn l but took a
recess to meet again, if its pa rtizan inter.
; estaehall demand. its reassembling. Never
before in the history of our country, bin
Congress thus taken ri menacing attitude
toWardii4ta- electelijlThider its influence,
some of the States,organized by its '
agents, -
.proposing eprive, the ~people of the
:right icv.,,vote for. '.Presidential Electors,
and the first bold steps are taken to destroy
the rights of suffrage. It is not strange,
therefore, that- thoughtful men see in such
' action the proof that there is with those who
shape the policy of the . Republican party
motives.stronger and deeper than the mere
, wielvto hold political power—that there is a
dread of some exposure which drives them ,
on to acts so desperate and so impolitic.
Many of the abler leaders and Journals of
the Republican• party have openly deplored
the violence of Congressional action, and its
tendency to keep up discord in our corm
- try. The peat interests of our Union
demand- peace,- order- and a return
to those • international pursuits without
which we cannot maintain the faith or
!honor of our Government. The minds of
business men are perplexed by uncertain
- -ties; the - hours' of toil - of - our laborers are
lengthened by the cost of living made by
the direct and indirect exactions of the .
Govermneng' our; people;are harrassed by
thii"fleiquent &mends of the tax gatherer.
Without distindtion of party there is a
strong feeling in favor.of that line of ao--
tion which shall restore order and con&
deuce and shall lift off the burdens which
now hinder and ves; the industry of the
country, Yet at this moment, those in
power have thrown into the-Senate cham
ber and Congressional ball a new 'element •
of discord and violence. Men have been
:admitted an Bepresintritives of some of the
Southern States with the; declaration upon
their lips •• that `''they cannot live • in
the Stated they claim to represent With
-•ont military - protection. - Thesemen are to
— Mike laws for the, North - as' W elt as the
Aouth. These miiii, - Who - a few days iiince
were seeking as suppliants that Congress
Would: give them power within their re
spectiVo "States; are' to-day the controllers ;
of the actions of these bodies, entering
them with minds .filled with demands that
Congress shall-look - un' the States from
which' they come as in po fbonditions
war, that the majority of their population,
embracing • their intelligence had to be
treated as public enemies,. b e kept up at -
the cost of the people of the North, and
that there shall be no peace and order at
the South, save that which is made by
arbitrary power.__ Every intelligent man
knows that they not only owe their
. present 'positions to disorder, but • that
every motive springt 'from the' loVe
power, of gain. A desire., for vengeance
_prompts them to keep the South in
anarehy. While that exists they are in
dependent _of thei dr swiShes of their
'; fellow citizens. While confusion 'reigns,
they are thee, dispensers of the profits ; and
• the , honors- which - grow out'of a Govern-
Vlentot Mere, feral, 'Thew:men are'now
`Placell in positiOne where they cannot only
tirgetheir views pflpolitics, but where they
can enter-do theni. When "they shall be
admitted in this manner 'rpm, the remain-
Statei; l 7llthongti they will
have in truth n 9 .00nstitutions. they • will
in„the Senate: than a' tna
jority of the, people of this Union living: in
the line Of the ghat Sta tes: In Vain members
the .-Itiepublidairmarty, protested against
: g. : tluk , l l ,P, llo V thin, to thitreatilt:' While
the cbtailrOg.thelata tifye sub-
=Med le - the result of the war, and are
• - now,quietly engaged& pursuit s for
the support- of them selves
, and their fami
lies, and are trying by`‘ the, forda of', their
'...,,example„,to. 1' 044 Dacli.,the_siaOple. of the
South -to order - and indur.t - ry r , not only
_ !Sane& being , to the.
• y , all
ProsPETits- of our i
all see that these without abilliy or in-.
uence have been thrown by the agitation
of civil convulsion into positions of honor,
oirlingi4; and are striving: to 'keep alive
the passions which they owe their eleva
tion, and they clamorously insist that they
:':::are -the; oaliftloonsit)f..Wrrlltion. • Proof
of that can only have sure foundation in'
fraternal regard and a common desire to:
promote the peace, the ordeg.and the hap
' pineas of all portions of our land.
Events in Congress since the v la4miallourn
.2nent °Mho Convention have y, in.
creased the iliiportsuace of a political victo
ry by those who are seeking to bring back
econoniy, simplicity and justice in the ad
ministration of our national emirs. Many
'Republicans who bave heretofore clung to
their party have regretted the extreme of
Violence to which it has run. They have
cherished a faith that while- the action of
their political friends , - has been mistaken,
their motives have been good. They must
now see that the;Republican party is in
that condition that it cannot carry
out a
,peacefal policy.. Whatever its me
tives,may be, it lea misfortune not only to
a country, but to -, a government party it
s2lf, when its action is unchanged by any
form of oppomtion. - It ,has been the mis
'fortune of the Republican party that the
events of the past few - years. have given it
ea mtich power that it has been able to
shackle, the Direerutive, to trammel the Ju
dietary,. and-carry out the views of the
-most unwise- and violent of its members.
''When this 'state' of things exists in any
party, it has ever, been found tbut the judg
..ment-of its ablest Ileaders' do not control:
There is hardly; an able, man who has
helped to'belld up the Republican organi
zation, who has within the past three
years earned .., it-against excesses, who has
not been borne down and forced to give
up his convictions of what the interests of
the country call for, or if too patriotic to do
this, who has not been driven from its
ranks. If this has been the case hereto
fore, what will be its action, with this new
infusion of men, who, without :a 'decent re
spect for the views
. of. those who had just
given them their positions„beginning their
legislative career with calls for arms and
demands that States ',shall be regarded as.
lira - am:Witten of civil mar, and a declare
. tion that they are ready and anxious to de
grade the President of the United States,
whenever they can persuade and term
Congress to-bring forward new articles of
impeachment? The ',Republican party as
wallas, e are interested in putting some
cheek upon this violence. It must
be clear to every thinking man
that a disposition of political power
Mends; to:check the violence of party actions
and assures the peace and good order of the
Country. The, election of a Democratic Ex
. ecintive, and a majoilty of Demodratic mem
bers to the House of Representatives;
would, not give to that party organization
power to :wake sudden or violent changes,
but would serve to check those extreme
measures which have been deplored by the
best men of both organizations. The result
would most certainly lead to that peaceful
restoration of the Union, and re-establish•
ment of fraternal relationship, which the
country desire. •I am sure the !net men of
the ReOublican party deplore as deeply as
1 do -the spirit of violence shown by those
recently admitted . to seaticin Congress, for
the condition of civil war which they con-
Aemplate must be abhorent to every right
thinking man..
I have no mere person wishes which
mislead my judgment in r gard to the elec.-
fl we g" - -
)81 .
, tion.- No-min Who has weig hed and meas
ured the - duties of the of President of
1 the United. States can fail to be impressed
with the cares and toils of ! iiiia who is to
meet' its 4feiriandii. It iS npV merely to
float with pipnlanbcarrente, Without ;a pol
icy or a purpose. On the !contrary, while
our-Constitution gives, just i weight to the
piiblic willits distinguishing !feature is
that it seeks to protoct the rights of minor
ities - /giery-la puts •rat
etraints upon er: - .. If' gives forcejspik
form to theca maxims and principles of
civil liberty for. which themartyrs of free
dom have struggled through ages. It sle
clares the right of the neoplito be secure
hx, their, persona, biases and papers
against unreasonable search and seizures;
that Congress shall make no law respecting
the establishment of religion or, the free
exercise thereof, or abridging freedom of•
speech, or of the press, or the right of the
people to petition for redreas of grievances.
Itsecures - the right of a speedy and public
trial by , an impartial jury. No man can
rightfully enter upon the duties of the
Presidential office unless lie is not only
willing to carry out, the wishes of the
people, expressed in i Constitutional 'way,
but is- also prepared to stand no for the
rights of minorities. He must be ready to
uphold the free exercise of religion: He
muse denoiuice measures which would
wrong personal or home rights,,or the re
ligious conscience of the humblest citizen
of the land. ~He must maintain without
! distinction of creed or nationality all the
privileges of an;American citizenship; The
experience of every public man, who has
beenlaithful to his trust, teaches him that
no one, can do the duties of the , office of
President unless he is ready, not -only to
undergo the falsehoods and abuse qflhe
bad, but to puffer from the censure Of the
good, who are „misled by prejudices and
misrepresentations. There are no attrac
lions an such apposition which Aleceive my
judgreent. J''
• When I say that a great change is going
on in the public mind, I mean the mass of
the Republican party are more thoughtful,
tempered and `just than the,y , were during
the excitement which attended the progress
and close of the civil war. As the energy
of the Democratic% party springs from their
devotion to their cause and to their candi
dates, I may with , propriety speak of the
fact, that never. in• the • political history of
our country has the action of any like bodY
been hailed with.such universal and real
enthusiasm as that /which has beet' shown
in relation to the'pos ition of the National
'Democratic Conve tion. With this the
candidates had no Wag to do. Had any
others of those amed been selected
this spirit would have been, perhaps, more
marked. The zeal and energy of the Con
servative masses spring from a desire to
make a change of policy,," and from the
thought that they can carry out their pur
poses. In this faith they are strengthened
by the co-omation of the great body of
those who served in the Union army, and
navy during the war. Havinggiven nearly
'-sixteen thousand commissions to the off/- .
sera of that Wily, I know their ' views and
demand the, Union ,
which they fought. = One of the largest
wee' ings of -,' these gallant soldiers
ever assembled, , :was'. , held i. in - New
York, and endorsed the action of
the . National,: Convention -in'words
distinct with meaning. They ' call
on the Governtrient to stop twits policy of
bate, discord and disunion, and in terms of
fervid eloquence demand the restoration of
the rights of the• American people: When
there, is such tteoertl,between those Who'
proved themselves brave and self-saori
licing in war, and.tbose who 'areo. thought=
fill and.patriotio in council, / cannot- doubt
we • shall gain - a' politicak' triumph which
will restore our Union, t bring back pace
to ow' land, and "give us once more the
blessings of nwise, economical and honest
government. • ' . ' -,
1-am, gentle Men, truly *ours;./ro.,
1 i goitaTrojilisystopa.
• I Gen. G: 11.1doigan and others, Fommit
tee, Ite.,"&c.
Bare Hal! at Zanesytite, Ohlo
(Br Illegmbso the Vittobaratt:Gazette.3
Cirroirsr_amx, A i ngort 5.—A match game
of%base bairwasp eyed toklayat Zanesville
.tietween the Cincinnati Club, of th
tity,and the celebrated Hickory Club, of
McOonnelleville. The score stood Cincin
nati 59 and EfickorY /O. A large crowd was
in -'attendance to witness the games The
Cincinnati Club play at Wheeling to-mor-
linternational Commerch.l Convention.
CBy Telegraph to the PRteburgh Gazette.l
PORTLAND, Me., August -• G.—The Com
Convention was called to order at
half - past ten o'clock. HOn.Erastus Brooks,
of New,York, was invited to address the
Convention. He complimented Portland,
his native city, and spoke of the mortifying
fact that fifty foreign steamers trade with
New York and not one American. He
thought the repeal of they reciprocity treaty
was the sp it of retaliation, injudicious,
and he w ld be, glad Ito have another.
made. He 'shed that vessels of war oil the
lakes mig t bel, taken off and commerce
f 1
between the two people 'altogether free.
Reciprocity was really made according to
the Golden - Rule and if governed by that
the West. and East would not be jealous of
New : York, -The action of the Federal
Cioverrithent.bad stripped New York of her
steam comnierce, but she is not jealous of
other sections. Inland commerce is four
times as valuable es foreign commerce, and
demanded protection as well. No one
douts :the' power of Congress to build
light-houses on the coast, yet men hesitate
as to its power to improve the navigation
of our mighty waters. As a New Yorker,
he would gladly hail the day when rail
,roads would be completed from-Halifax to
Ithe-West. - - • ^,
? Mr. Pringle ? of Michigan; front the Corn
tmittee of Reciprocal Commercial Relations
',between , the United States and the Pro.
winces, mode a report, setting forth the ad
..vantages df reciprocity. Politically neither
.side has reason to object. Labor would be
mutually benefitted. Ten years trial had
[doubled commerce, and since its abolish
i rdentlf had shrunk to nearly the old limits.
i Taxation in, the States can be so
'reduced that all differences can be
!settled. -As to the question of grain
I and cattle the advantage of climate
its really in falter of the States. The Cana
dian' objection, that the' United States
~ wish annexation, is futile, as no reasons
li able body of men in the States seek it, ez-,
I cept it is desired by Canadians themselves.
rThii, Cominittee _presented resolutions,
, I which were adopted, calling the early at
tention of Congress to the subject of free
intercourse with the Dominion of Canada;
that no time should be lost, Congress is
strongly urged to appoint a commission
`to frame a commercial alliance or'Zolver
ein. .
Senator Corbett, from the Committee on
Railroads across the Continent, reported
'resolutions to the effect that the Conven
tion is profoundly impressed with the im
portant changes about to take place in the
eommercial relations by the completion of.
the great trans-continental railways.. The
interest excited among oriental nations,
and the desire expressed by them to culti
vate coMmercial relations with the United
States, renders It our duty to complete
those enterprises and meet them; that in
the judgment of this Convention there
should be- two - • great continental
railways," one north"and ; one south
of the great central route; that the Con
vention respectfully urge upon Congrests
the patriOtic duty of rendering adequate
aid to insure the completion of these two
routes; that the route to Puget Sound, af
fording the shortest route to Asia, promises
advantages to thoentire country;.. that the
4irojected;rairtiarof the thirtyzfifth par
-bale of - latitudes-is of no less lthpoganCe;
that the Coventlon recommend the Coni
pletion of a line from Portland to the
West, to connect with the Pacific and At
lantic road, as the shortest route, as well
as connecting the lines by the Shortest way
,with the Atlantic.
An invitation' was received from the Com
mittee on Arranger Mints for the members
of the Convention to take a sail down the
Bay in the steamer John Brooks this after
noon': It was accepted 'and the thanks of
the Convention returned.
Hon. Ainasa Walker, of Massachusetts,
addressed 'the Conventipn on the evils of a
depreciated . currency.
Mr. Cain, of Rutland; urged immediate
actionof the Convention on the business pn
hand, 'and the Importance of an evening
- - - -
Judge Rice, of Augusta, uged the impor
tance of hearing the opinion of the distin
guished men present, and ,called out Mr.
Blow, Hof - Missouri, who congratulated- the
Conventiou on reports of. Committees made
this morning. He wished the-discussion
of political questions might be left out.
The Oonvention had met to discuss the
trans-continental railway. He discussed
the great importance of _the Northern and
Southern routes- -
The report of the Committee was ahcepted
and the resolutions adopted;
Mr. Taylor, from the Cominittee on Lake;
River and Canal Navigation, reported reao
lotions favoring the co-operation of the
United States with those States and provin
ces interested in the enlargement of the ex
isting canal channels and other improve
ments of the St. Lawrence, such aswill ad
mit vessels' of one thousand tons from
Lakes Michigan and. Superior into the Gulf
of SL Lawrence and the harbor of New
York; also that the great western rivers,
not exclusively within the limits of a State,
have equal claims on Congress, as it has'
the constitutional authority to regulate
commerce; also, that a judicious system of
expenditures for these national objects
should be extended to the_ Pacific coast, as
well as to the Atlantic and 'Norther.'" coast.
The report was accepted and the resoln
tiens adopted.
Hon. John A. Poor moved the recwisid
oration of the yote adopting the resolutions
on, reciprocity.
The motion was laid on the table.
The Convention
_took a recess until MO
past seven o'clock this evening.
From the. Pacific Coast.
EBY Telegraph to the I.'lttaburgb Gazette.]
SAN - PnAxcisco,. August 4.—The United
States Fur Company's steamer Constantine
ran ashore July 31 at Plumber Pass, about
fifty miles north of Victoria. There is but
fowled , of Water in her bold ": and it is be
lieved she will be got off without serious ,
Passengerb arrived from Sitka announce
the death of Lieutenant Livermore, who
was accidentally , shot while out hunting.
The 'English war ship Sparrow Hawk ar
rived at Victoria from the .North, whore
she was sent to inquire into the Indian
troubles and pdnish the perpetrators of the
late outrages; Nu satisfactory result was
accomplished. •
The Idaho •stage wais_stokied on blue
Mountains by highwaymen. The Mails
were rifled of all registered letters 'and
Wells;,-Fargo: , & VWS Repress robbed of
The; Nevada Democratic State conven
tion Is aiebti4 .qaTiLconS6ptembet
Parepa Rosa's opera season opened last
night to a-twenty4wo hundred- dollars in
gold hodse.
Hamilton „
nin n
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Publican 311_,
Teliarao '
CINCIRRATI August Republican_
Convention tLday nominated tke Onow
ing es officers for Hamilton county: Audi-.
tor, George S. Laken; Sheri ff Colonel Dan
Welber; Coroner,. Dr. Casimir' Botche r;
County ; Commissioner ' Robert ..Simmes;
Director of Infirmary, Thomas Wills; Pro
secuting AiSorney, C. M. Blackbara. • .
•a.. •r; • 49 OP_A_Dit • - • , •
Enthusiastic Ovat on at St. Louis
—Speech from he General._
(By 'telegraph to the ritte &aril UazettiL3 1
ST.•Lonts,-Angust 5.--Gen.Grantwas the
recipient of the most enthusiastic demon
stration to-night in 'the way, oi.,ft - serenade
ever given to any orie in this city. Before
the. General's arrival, - and several
times since, public .'demonstrations in
h i ts honor have been proposed, but they
have been declined. Since his list arrival
he has not spent a single night in the city.
It has therefore been impissible for, the
citizens to make any publid expression in
his honor and have him present. But
as it was known he wOuld' leave for Ga.
lena to-morrow, he was invited to meet
a few political friends this evening
et the residence ofWilliam McKee, propri
etor of the Demoerdt, and he consented.
The result was a most hearty and enthusias
tic ovation. Hundreds of citizens thronged
the residence and were introduced to the
General, and between ten" and eleven
o'clock three bands, each accompanied by
a large crowd - from different parts of the
city, with banners. and transparencies,
came and serenaded him. At , this
time the street in front of the, residence
was packed with/ people, blocking the
street railroad. In response to loud .and
prolonged calls the General appeared'on
the steps of the house and was introduced
to the crowd by Gen. :Pile in a brief
but eloquent and pointed speech, after
which Gen. Grant steppe& forward and
spoke as follows:
p /..e
Gentlemen and fellow citizens : ; Ise. ly
can find words to thank you for this ery
'hearty and warm .reception. It is ali
arly gratifying to .me to- meet so any
friends, of St. Louis and St. Louis c unty,
where I have restded - longer than t any
oilier one place sincel have been a man
grown, and where -I have interests and
may again become a resident at some future
day. Thanking ~yon again,l will bid you
good night.
This speech was received with nine-en
thusiastic cheers, and large numbers of the
people pressed forward to greet the G eneral,
who remained on. the steps some minutes,
and shook hands with all who could ap
proach within reach. 'The General soon af
torwardsleft for his home, heictiowledging
himself_9_oritfianked " for once, but ex
pressing .himself highly gratified with the
demonstration. , .
The crowd lingered a long time and
speeches were made_liy Charles Johnson,
Colonel Calcard and others.
General Grant will leave for Galena to
morrow afternoon.
Memorials for the Removal of Political
Disabilities—Murder la illempbbi--Two
Prisoaercl'alrett il•om Jail by a Mob
and Rung by Ku-Klux.
atv Telegraph to tha ['Mahout" gazette.'.
NANIVILLE, August 6.—ln the House
yesterday Mr. Presser, from' the :Legisla
tive Committee, presented the memorial of
Generals Cheatham, 'Forrest' and others,
with whom cotferecce was had last week,
asking the removal of political disabilities,
which was referred. Mr. • Rercheval an :
nounced that gentlemen were in the lobby
with a memorial ,from citizens on the 'same
subject,, which they . wished to submit. A
recess of fifteen minutes to receive them
was moved, 4 and, after considerable dis
mission, was carried. Chancellor Shackel
ford, Radical, appeared at the bar, read the
memorial, a c hd briefly urged that the pray
er be - grant . Mr. Hamilton, of Shelby
county, ask what guarantees of future
peace could be given. Trion D,e-ForferWan
swered that he • was plied with numerous
questions, and for a while a scene of much'
excitement prevailed; the colored people
in the galleries cheering loudly. Quiet
was restored and the House resumed its
session. No action was taken on the me
morial... The folloWing communication
from Gov. Brownlow was then read:
KNOXVILLE. 'July 31, 1868,—W-highper
sonal regard for the author of the enclosed
letter and ordinance of Hon. John M. Lea;
my confidence in his patriotism and integ
rity, to say nothing of the importance of
the subject discussed,'lnduce me respect
fully to submit these . documents for your
calm and deliberate consideration.
Mr. Lea's leitiFir favors the removal of
political disabilities from the disfranchised,
and expresses a firm-conviction that the
measure would prove advantageous to th e
public interest. .The ordinance provid -3
for submitting to the vote of the people •
amend mdnt of the State,Constitution, co.
ferring the right of suffrage on all male.
white arid colored, of proper age, as citizen:
of the State and United States. Should th:
majority of voters decide in favor of tiv•
amendment, theli the present_Legis
ture is constituted a State Convention, with
.authority to meet . and adopt the amend
ment. The Senate referred the message
to a Special Joint Committee. The House
having been notified, adopted it in lieu of
the Senate's proposition, again declaring
the present not the time to consider the
franchise question
. yeas fifty, nays twenty.
Final action on the Senate's proposition; as
amended, willhe taken tomorrow.
The Republican radical newspaper putt.
lished by John Kuhn and J. W. S. Bailey
pow appears aff a daily. . -
*The House, to-day, adopted a resolution
declarng this.nqt the time to consider the
franchie queition, by a vote of fifty-four
to fourteen, after along debate.
Bills to suppress masked secret organize,
tions, and to .empower the Governor 'to
employ militia to enforce the laws, will
Reports of outrages upon negroesby dis
guised- mobs continue tei "roach the city.
They have the effect of determining mem
bers to pass laws to , preveht their
tition. • -
MEMPHIS, August s.—Tom Kenna, a flier
min; was shot and mortally wounded in an
affray in a saloon on Adams street, this
morning. H. Fitzgerald was arrested for
the deed. . • , •
On• Friday night Tom Me t and Dan,
Gilhert, tw,o negroes, arrested for the mur,
der of Simnel' Mcswlne, near Grenada,
Rome weeks since, were taken from".jaitin'
Cafferville;,Mlss..bYa ge PutY of mask
ed horsemen, carried a abort distance from
town and hung. ,The jailorAnd_Ethefiff
resisted themob' until overpowere d. The -
Bathe mohetated the negroes in the `country
had boasted that the ( Loyar , League would
prevent the hatiffing Miil4lu- :and Gil
bert, ana they were determined that they•
should sufferdeath for their crime.
• A petitiqn' being, circulated among
conserntirAtepriblioans slaking the Leg
islature-not; to call out the.milltia. g`he
Keptiblleen; Wore it. ' :
legripti to the Pittsbargit Gaset.l •
WAssiziaTorr, August 5,.1868
caLLEaroz. you ALAAKA. •
A. Collector of Customs for the District
of Arasisa, as authorized by the action of
Cong , ss, has not been yet appointed by
the Preildent, though several applications
for the office are already on file. ills not
probable any action will be ,taken in the
matter. until the return to W.ashington of
AttorneYGeneral Evarts; whose opinion is
desired bythe President as to whether or
,not, consideration of the. office having
beenl created and not filled while the Senate
was in session, an appointment can now be
valid under the Tenhre.of.Office law.
Meanwhile Special Treasury Agent Dodge
is performing . the duties 0f,,, Collector of
that IDistrict. I
The 'Secretary of the glreasury had nu
merous callers to-day from those having in
terests in the appointments of Supervisors
under the new revenue law. Many applia
cations for these positions are being backed
by "thestrongest array of influence that can
possioly be obtained by the parties anxious
for. appointments. There are probably not
less than one hundred applicants from New
York city alone. Mr. McCullobh has not
yet considered any of the -narnestrecom
mended by Commissioner Rollins for ap
pointment. .
General Grant has recommended - the re
miesion of the remainder of sentences and
the ielease from imprisonment of all per
sons now in confinement under, sentence
of Military CoMmissions organized under
the reconstruction acts of Congress in the
States where said acts have ceased to be
[Br Felegraph . to she Pithibtarth
Lolcms, August s.—The Times, in an
editOrisl this morning on luszatlan affairs,
says though the commander of the Chan
tieleer was exposed to considerable/provo
cation, he should not have resorted to hos
tilities , but sought redress through his
Government, otherwise headstrong and in
temperate commanders will Always hold
the power of peace and war. Even the
Spanish Americsn States, insolent and bru
tal as they are, are entitled to this treat
ment. ' •
A dispatch from Constantinople reports
that Mr. Morris, American Mini mer, refuses
to concur in a protocol of the Sublime
Porte allowing aliens to hold lands in Tur
LISBON, August s.—The Portugese Coun
cil of State have concluded not to prohibit
Royal exiles of Spain from remaining in
this country, and the-• Duke and - Duchess
Montpensier have taken up their residence
in Lisbon.
LONDON, August s—Evening...--Consols,
94. X for m oney: illlndis Central, 92%; Erie,
37M; Bonds,-71,,V.i. ,
Fußimpowr August 4—Evening.—tive
twentY bonds;7s3‘. •
LrvEßPoot., August 5 Evening.-- - The
cotton market closed easier at a slight de
cline; sales 8,000 bales. •
(By Telegr sat to the yittibuirgh Gazette. 3
NEW YORK, August 5.--The,proposition
to confer upOn Horace Greeley the - oilice of
City Register. made vacant by the death of
General Halpine, meets with general favdr.
Tenants of this city have formed co-oper
ative combinations to•resist the extortionate
demands of landlords. • '
Captain Reed, of the schooner Benjamin
Reed, died of yellow fever at quarantine
this morning. The vesselyecently arrived
from Caenfuegos, and one of the crew died
at sea. A quarantine boatswain also died
to-day of the same disease. There are
yellow fever cases at quarantine.
The activity in gold is shown by the fact
that the gross colorings yesterday and to
day at the gold exchange were about ono
hundred and fbur millions, or nearly double
the daily average of tisepait seven months.
During July 25,910 immigrants reached
New York..
The acconnta of the. Shutzenfest are all .
adjusted, and the _Committee or Arrange
ments find themselves six thonsandsiollars
in debt. ' • •
The - statement that ' the Erie Railway
Company have leased the Northern Jersey
road is untrue. • .
The revenue collhetions 'in the Thirty
second district for six months endimr,June
from spirits amounted to 8623,662, and from
tobacco 8208,135. •
A colored native of Virginia was arrested
in Hudson City for violating the person of
a child eleven years old, daughter of John
Ernest Deitz, a German inventor of
new natural power, attempted suicide this
morning by cutting his throat with a pen
knife. His recovery. is improbable.
The jury in the poisoning case of Joe
Spicot returned a verdict of death from
strychnine, not taken for the pnrpose of
self-destruction. They,exonorate the drug
gist who sold the powder in. which it was
contained, stating it to'have been free from
poisonous ingredient whenit left the store.
Trial of Gen. Sheridan et. al. for Assault
_ and Battery.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh easette.3
LEAVENWORTH, August s.—Before Jus
tice Thalen yesterday in the case of the
State vs. Gen. Sheridan, Gen. Gibbs, Gen.
McKeever '
R. T. Lewy and Corporal Lee,
for assault with sabres, etc., taking postal
stamps,envelopes, United States Treasury
notes and postal currency to the amonnt of
$20,000. - ,Corporal Lee, who commanded
the soldiers, and forcibly - ejected 'Post
master Dunn from the Reserve,was adjudg
ed guilty and lined one dollar and costa. .The
Court them adjourned.. until this morning,
when the trial of the other defendants pro.
ceeded and-the same 'verdict was rendered
in all except the ease of General Sheridan,
wbolysa .fined ono hundred; dollars. Do
lehdazds-appealed to the Criminal Cdurt.
New'York liluiverqty Convention.
(By Telegraph to the rlttebargb Gautte.l
ALBANY, August _45.-The State
"University Convention met at the Capitol
to-d ay, Jan V. L. Pru3rn, Chancellor of the,
University.'presiding.. The most import,-
ant discussion : of the day arose on a resolu
tion Preposed brProfessor I!Torth, of Ham
ilton College,laa follows:
Rewired, That We think it desirable and
%called fbr by the 'educational needs of the
day. that: each of the literary colleges Of the
Statek.should.iorganize and sanction.ade
pertinent of" normal'lnstruction, under
'charge of a Competent - p rofessor of the
thAory and practie.s of te ac - hi ng .
The consideration of
-this question occu
plo-Ithe greater part of the session, and
without any result being arrived at, the
Convention adjourned tin to-morrow.
- -
NtTMIiER 187.
.Commencement Exercises of the Washing
' , ton and Jefferson College.
Correspondence of the Pittsburgh Gazette.
WASHINGTON, PA., Aftgust 4th, 1868
The annual examination of the classes in
Washington and Jefferson College, com-
menced yesterday. The department loca
ted here embraces those plus : tang the sci-
entitle course, the Freshman class and two
preparatory classes. It was evident to those
who witnessed the ,examinations, that the I
aim had been to do the work thoroughly
rather than to accomplish a great amount,.
It is true of the mind as of the body, that
the increase of strength will lie in propor
tion not to the quantity of food taken but to
the amount digested and atsimilated. The
examinations upon Ancient and Medieval
History and the structure and principles of
the English language were exceedingly in-'
teresting. The systematic outline ,of the _
subjects, and the - logical arrangement, of
details-requireti ef.the students, were espe
cinlly noticeable id the classes examined
by Dr. Jam&s-litick, The fact that with
this term his labors in this institution will,
end, is a cause of profound regret. to nix
numerous perional Mends in this commu
nity and to all „interested in the College.
He goes from us to assume the Presidency
of the State University at lowa City, and
carries with birti to his nett field the pres
tige of a well-earned reputation as a ri
scholar, a thorough teacher, and a successful pe
presiding officer.
The Union and Washington Literary So f
cieties give an entertainment in their halls
this evening; at which addresses Will 'be
delivered by members chosen to represent
the classes that have completed the StUdioll:
of this department. It is the, policy of the
College authorities in every public way to
Oaxituttike • these societies., Great! benefit
-results to young men from connectiOn with
them. They . afford facilities not hnly for
improvement in public speaking, but also
..for s'aining a'knowledge of the rules and
mode of conducting business observed by
deliberative bodies. ;
To-morrow the interest will all center at .
Canonsburg; where the public exercises of
the'eommencement occasion will be held.
The approaching meeting of the ". Board
of Trustees is looked to with great interest
as, they are expected to act upon the ques
thin of a more perfect union between the
two departments. of the College.. An active
c,onsolidation is generally conceded as a
necessity orfthe score of economy and to
establish public confidence; All the friends
of these old and honored institntinns unite
in the desire that their streams of influence
may becbme, and with united volume flow
on, bearing a rich store of blessing to the
church and the world. ,
—President JohnsOn.lnislinollicially de
clared that he will .not support Gen. Grant.
— Wasnington Clapp, editor of the Natick
(Mass.) Times v died in an apordetic tit yea=
.--The City Commissioner or Baltimore
estimates the_ damage by the recent flood
tabridges let $ 255 , 00 0. 1-
.-The Government has- -ordered the
Schuylkill 'Arsenal at Philadelphia to be
turned into a warehotise.
—The corner stone of the M. E. church
South, at Washington City, has been laid
with appropriate.ceremonies..
—Preaident Johnson will make tti tour
of the watering places nest week, if possi
ble, and be absent about ten days.
—Capt:Wm. Hart, Democrat, was elected
Mayor of New Albany, Ind., Tuesday, by a
majority of 148 out of a vote of 2,029..
_ .
—The Florida Ilnielature has passed a
bill providing for- the selectton of-Presi
dential electors in joint session ,of that
body. .
—Hon. J. C. Churchill has been unani
mously/ renominated for Congress by the
Republicans of the twenty-second :district
- of N ew : York. . '
—Fourteen convicts were taken from the
Washington City jail, on Wednesday, and
placed in prison at Albany, N. Y.—four
white and the remainder colored. •
compliance with joint resolution of
Congress, Gen. Michler has ordered the re
moval of all statuary, paintings or other
private property from the Capital.
B.,Aator, of New York, has en
joined all persons from laying down the.
Nicolson pavement iris the upperpart of thei
dity, on the ground that it is a nuisance.
—Hon. Ben. • _Eggleston, Rep., has been
nominated ,unanimously for Congress in
the Second Ohio District. Job. Stevenson,
Rep., has been nominated in the Third Dis
trict. •
—Anthony J. Smith has been appointed
Special agent of the Postoffice Department,
to take charge teniporarily of the Postoffice
at Hanoveriya., at a salary. of $l,OOO per
annum. k. '
—J. H. Joinkins dr, Co., dry goods dealers
,of Worcester, Mass., have failed, with lia
bilities said to amount to $50,000, including
$30,000 to H. B. Chan &Co., New York,
and $lO,OOO to Jordan, Marsh it Co. of Bos-,
—Mary Whetmore,of Fi ankfort, N.l Y.
was shot on a canal oat Tnesdiii evenig,
at Buffalo, - by, her husband, Milford R.
Whetinoie, from whom she had applied
for a divorce; The woman will probably
—Miss Adele Raband, an accomplished
young lady of Philadelphia, was dmwned
while bathing in a creek near Penn Grove,
twenty mges north of the city, on Monday
evening. 'She • was an excellent swimmer,
but was seized with cramps.
—Frances, daughter of Joseph Hay
thorne, of ntompsonvilin, Conn., wai.mys
teriously abducted from the home of her
parents on Sunday, and no information
since obtained of her fate. Albert Potter,
of Workhouse Point, has been arrested for
—The Democrats and Republicans Of the
Twelfth district of Ohio held their Con
ventions at Circleville yesterday. Hon..
N. Turney; a milmber'of the State Board
of tAgriculture, • was nominated for 7 Con
gress by the:Republicans.. The Democrats
nominated Hon, Vwn. Trump' for re
election to the seat he now holds.
—Cassius M. ClaY has had a disphte
the Secretary •of Legation -at Si: Peters
burg, and at present refuses to give -up his
office; although he resigned some time
since: The President has no light to ap
point a successor under the Tehure•of
office act, and the mission will probably . .
'remain in the !minis of Mr. Clay until Co
n, . •
gross meets. I
—The silk 'Worm disease, the disastieus
results of. whicli are much complained of
by the silkigrowers of France, Is found to
probe - 0d trim thb presence of minerals and
other organized beingaiti' the intetines of
the worms, caused by lad digestion. ; The
same animalcuhe are found in afermented
pulp of mulberry leaves. Whole breeds of ,
worms are destroyed at once by this dizti