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Tumult in France—Beath of
Adah Isaacs Menken—Late
China Advices--HumgariEtn Of
ficers for Hungarian Troops—
Deserters from the Papal Seim
vice—lnsurrection in Bulgaria
tßyTelegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
LONDON, August IL—Dispatches trona
Paris report that students assembled in
large numbers near, the Sonrbonne and
.created'a tumult. They were dispersed by
the Police,•who made several arrests.
Peals,' August = 'll.-=Adith Is
I ken, the American actress, died
VIENNA, August 11.—The Empe or Fran
Joseph has sent an autographic letter to
the Minister of War, urging him to hasteia
the appointment of native Hungarian
officers to command the Hungarian troops,
in accordance with the provisions of the
bill just passed by the Legislative Cham
bers at Peath.
BELGRADE, August 11.—The insurrec
tionary movement in Bulgaria has been _
tirely suppressed by the Turkish troops,
and the proclamation establishing a state of
seige in the. Province was revoked. The
Turkish Government charges Prince
Charles of Rounai of secretly inciting and
promoting the revolt.
Pssra, Anzust .11.—Prince Alexander
Karageorgewich has been subject to seri
onsi illness Silleft. his imprisonment here.
He has received information from Belgrade
that his estates in SerTia have been confis
cated by the Government.
LONDON, August 11.—Late advices from
Elhaughae report:the.disturbance caused by
Mantchoos 0.. t the 'Amoor • river have
ceased, and at last accounts the country
was quiet and the trade on that river unob
PAnrs, August 11.—Accounts from Rome
represent a number of deserters of foreign
volunteers from the PapabserVice, and they
are daily increasing.
Bourse closed - quiet. Rentes 70 francs
FINANCIAL AND. CIeaNFACIAL
LONDON, August 11.—Evening —Consols:
Money, 94; account; 94%. American se
curities closed easier; U. S.' Bonds,7lX;
Erie, 37; Illinois, 93X; *Atlantic tic Great
FRANKFORT, August /I.—Bonds firm at
753676. , . •
Lrvsaroor., Angus 11.—Cotton steady;
sales 10,000 bales; Manchester advices are
favorable, but don't affect the market. The
total shipments of cotton from Bombay LID
to the 7th inst.,, since last report, 10,000
bales. Other articles unchanged.
Lostnorr, August 11.—Linseed cakes dull.
' Foreign Advices by Mail.
NEW YORK, August 11, 1868.
Eurepean mail advices to August Ist are
1 The London cabmen are on a strike.
Esperato has declined to accept the office
: as President of. the Spanish Cabinet.
A sebretprinting office had been discov
ered 'at Vallencea, Spain, where one of the
recently published revolutionary journals
was issued. Four" compositors were er r
rested and sent to Fernando. ' •
Po, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, is to
be made Duke of lllEiter. ~
Thomas Carlyle: has been elected Presi
i dent of the Edenburg Philosophical Asso
' elation in place of Lord Brougham.
The .English and continental hop crop re
ports are not favorable at all.
In the French corn market, on the 30th,
farmers were expressing themselves high
, ly gratified with the quality of new white,
• and buyers showed very little disposition
„t to buy.at the prices demanded. In fact ail,
!the markets in Central France ware giving
t away at 'Anbigny, in the department of
Cher. !Thefa ll was not less than Bf-25c
'per heCtOlitre, and a heavy fall was expec
ted in Paris, owing to quantities of now
wheat having been- brought to market at
Algiers. On the 25th prices fell, notwith
standing the increased demand for Spain,
which rendered ,holders somewhat firm in
i their tone. -
- A letter from Vienna says large quanti
- ties of wheat are coming forward, from
. the LoWer Danube and also of barley for
The Ilungarlan crops are splendid.
• - . , •
IlicDonald's Mission a Failure—Polltlcal
• , Matters. . ;
Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
1 HALIFAX, August 11.— Sir John A. Me
l Donal d :ind.,party left to-day for Quebec.
?Their nniesien Is looked upon as a failure.
''.The Legislature met yesterday; onlya few
;were present, - and little interest was evinced.
2be Attorney General said the Government
.would announce itsl policy in a few daYEY
and he nioVi3d resolutions protesting against
`the uniOn. The dispatch from the Colo
nlal Secretary on cdnfederation Was laid
, 'before the House and ordered to be printed.
A repeat tneeting w held at'Weymouth,
:whicb is ' representedas highly successful
and firm in its demand for, repeal and noth
Sr Pelegrugh to the Pittsburgh wet! e. 3
LoUISVILLE, August 11.—The Courier
2aa returns front ninety-nine cottrlies t
.eaving only thirteen small mountain open
des to tear. froth 'which last year polled
my 3,0043 votes, aliont equally divided be
mean the two parties. It figures show a
rain of 23,763 Democratic votes over jaat
steer, mid :a - decrease to the , Republican
rote of 0,866.: Stevenson's majority thfis
hr is 88,137, „and it, Killprobably ,exceed
1 0.000, but will not Varr TAW from that
amount. Baker's vote in the State.will be
.bout 33,000,:andStavenson!kabout 114,000:
The Georgia Legis!atria Einforoglic._
By Telegiugh to the Pittsburgh Chizerig.., •
ATLANTA, August . ll.-,-In the, Senate to,
lay the questir n weetsiken'up as •to sw
athing the decision of the Chair which was
hat inasmuch - as' Bradley' hats resigned.
he case - was out of the handset' the Senate.
decihroit was sustained-, by , yeas and
lays vote ortwenty againit nineteen.
New Cotton—Veto 'Of theElertoral Bill—
Exciting rebate in the Legislature.
MonToomEnv,-August 11.—J. M. Tarble
• brought into the city this morning a bale
of cotton, new crop. It classed. good mid
dling, Weighed • six hundred' pounds and
was sold at auction for 42.4 c per pound.
A flutter was -caused in. the Legislature
to-day. Gov. Smith sent. to the Senate,
where it originated,.a veto of the bill au
thorizing the Legislature to cast the elec
toral vote •of the State. Governor Smith
says, "After the most mature reflection I
am;forced to the conclusion that the bill is
wrong in principle, and that it would be a
'dangerous precedent in a Republican Gov
ernment. • As my judgment does not ap
prove the bill, it is my . Constitutional duty
to return it to the Senate with my objec
tions. It cannot be but regarded as remark
'able that the first Republican Legislature
• convened in Alabama shall, in the faCe
the principles of its organization,which ev
ery Republican professes -to hold dear,
deny not only the Colored hut the white
man the right of his vote to indicate his
choice for President and Vice President of
the United States and take the matter' in
its own hands . • What excuse can there be
for it? Is.it . mere party 'expediency? .If
so, then.. it , is • an an abandimment
of principles or an acknowledgement
that the material out of-which the Republi,
can party is composed cannot be trusted; in
other words, it is to .sap that the colored
men will not do to•be trusted. ThIS action
of the General Assembly will be regarded
as still more remarkable when considered
in connection with what seems to have
been the almost unanimous opinion of the
leading members of the Reptiblican party
'of Alabama. •It was believed by most of
them, and so represented at Washington,
that a large majority of the voting popu
lation of the State . was .in _favor
of the new • Constitution. This was
as much as. to say that the Repub
lican party , was in a large majority •in
'the State for it. • It is well known none but
Republicans favored the Constitution,
and even some of them ,opposed it. ,If the
party is as strong as has been supposed,
then the necessity of party expediency
does not exist, but . even if it did exist,
would it be, justifiable in resorting to it ?
InaSmuch as I desire the election of Grant
and Colfax, I am unwilling to heroine a
party to that desirable result to a schism
whicitpract . cally denies the very princi
ples for which those standard bearers stand
pledged before the country." - • '
The message gave. rise to a warm discus
sion and caused much bitterness. Sibley,
Coen and other: extreme radicals were vio
lent in their - expressions about the Gover
nor. Mr. Coon strongly urged the defeat
of the veto and said the object of the-men
who were sustaining • the Governor in this'
matter was to get up .a war. If. the war
must come let it come, he was ready - for it
and ninety thousand freemen of Alabama
would. give the• opposition 'a belly-full - of
war before it • wait over; .He, would -stand,
by the Re' üblicab party of Alabama in the.'
war and victory would perch on its banner.
, . Mr. Joimsjeplied War: Coon.: and tcild.
him hia.remarks :were revolutionary, - but
that if he wanted war he could have war.
and the war would last until none of . his
..sort desecrated the' soil 'of Alabama.' --He
said he was.fi Republican, but when war is
talked about and Alabamians are to be
.slaughtered, he would found' on the.
side of his own people—those in this bright
and sunny but oppressed ;land; to NO:loth
' this 'country - and - - the "government of
it justly belongs, He said he could raise
.squadron of town boys and whip out every
thing the gentlemen from ; lowa could
bring out against him. He could marshal
2,000 colored men to follow his banner in
• defense 2of Alabama and' '.Alabamians.
The colored men of intelligence knew that
carpet-baggers were not their friends and a
squatter woulddesertthens, in the hour, of
peril 'and need:
Thedebate was conducted altogether . by
the-Republican members, there being but
One Democratic Member in the - Senate.
'Without action the Senate adjourned till.
five o'clock p. m.. It is not • the bill
can become a law the Governor's veto.
The Legislature will probably adjourn
morrow. • • •
MONTGOMERY, August 11.-The consider
.ation of the veto message of the Governor
was postponed until one o'clock to-morrow.
A great manymembers have already left
the city .
The following card from Mr. Jones will
app ar in the morning papers :
&nate Chamber, August-11, 1861 K—Having
been denied the - privilege of replying in
the Senate '..to Mr. Coon's incendiary re
marks in the Governer's office onthe morn
ing of the 11th of August, I herebY pub-'
dish said remarks to the best of my :recol
lection : He said to the governor that "be
would not leave here until some measure
was 'adopted for the • protection of those
whom he. calls loyal ' men, that if, any.
Union blood•was spilled in Dallas county,
he would lay the houses_ of Dallas
and the city of Selma in ashes." . .
[Signed] W. B. JONES
- Diseased.Meat Li New York.• - •
Cliy Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Oatette..l
Nisw Yona, August 11.—This • morning
Ave car loads of Indiana cattle, destined
for Hudson City yards, arrived over the
Erie road, and were detained at the old
slaughter house west of. Bergen Hill, when
it was ascertainecbmost of the cattle were
healthy;.but four or five were ailing, which
were immediately ordered to be killed and
rendered. . Dr. - Morris, of the New York
Board of Health, has been stationed at the
Bergen yards to inspect all cattle on ar
rival. Dr. Morris states that of the
thirteen head purchased in the New
York yards apparently healthy all
were attacked with disease before
they could be driven to West Chester
county and were slaughtered, and that
large.quantities of diseased meat has been
sold in this market, and that notwithstand
ing/the extraordinary precaution to pre
serve the' health, tbe deaths last week from
the diaria disease exceeded. those from sun
stroke, during the recent heated : term; that
these deaths were principally 'middle aged
persons and their sickliest; r was mainly at
tributable to' diseased - meta. So• says,'
however, it is safer to eat meat now than a,
week-or ten dayt ago 1)1)&4'4 precautions: 4 v
measures were taken to prevent diseased,
Vermillion rGold Mlaee.
[By Telerraolk to the folttat?orgb eantte.3
ST. PAurOfrolv., Atigust 11.--At a meet.
leg of the Trintees of the • Chamber of
Commerce, yesterday. Col. W. Noble
gave a full report of the Vermillion geld
mines.: He speaks eneenraginglv of the
prospects' :The:Ciileago Company extraco
ted two.. hundred--and- three- dollartrin
bullion trim one ton
two hundred and twelve dollars, and the
Mihnesota Mining Company's' vein
hundred dollars. No_,oue, ton had yield
ed less than fifty dollati3. -
News is received from sbe Philadelphia
excursion party that tbey reached Fon Du
la() In geed health and spirits. .Gen. Cass'
party •was, last accounts, :proeeeding•
Ron. Thaddeus 'Stevens Dead !
The New Revenue Officers—At
torney General Evartts Opinion
—Order Revoked—Order With
drawing the Military from Ar
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.'
The Hon. Thaddeus Stevens died at pre
cisely 12 o'clock to-night, at his residence
in this city on Capitol Hill. Simon Stevens,
Thaddeus Stevens,lJr., a nephew, and his
•housekeeper, Mrs. Smith, were at his bed
side.; also Sister Loretta and Sister Gene
vieve, of the Providence Hospital, and J.
Scott Batterson, of the Interior Department,
and the servants of his household. Breath
ing his bat, he passed away
calmfy, without a struggle, as theugb fall
None of the Supervisore provided fbr in
the new revenue law have yet been ap-
pointed. Two Storekeepers, one at St.
'Louis and one. for the Sixth District, of
Indiana, Morgan county, have been ap
About ten detectives were, employed by
Commissioner Rollins before he left Wash
ington, to attend to important cases which
were undergoing inspection./
Out of over three hundred and fifty nom
inations for gaugers about forty appoint
ments have already been made. The - In
ternal Revenue Office has received informa
tion of the resignation of Mark B. Sculls,
recently appointed Assessor of the Eight
The opinions of the Attorney General on
the subject of the legal effect of appoint
ments made at'this time by the President
which it is considered will cover the whole
ground of all the questions which have
arisen concerning the Cortimfaidonship of
Internal Revenue, the Alaska Collector
ship and offices to Which appointments are
thought to be pending, will probably, when
completed, be handed to the Secretary
of the Treasury, inasmuch as it will More
properly refer to circumstances within the
jurisdiction of the Treasury Department
ORDER WITHDRAWING THE MILITARY
The War Departreetit has..recallred Gen.
Glittin's order dated on-thy 4th lost, with
drawing the military government from the
State of A rkasas.
Secretary Schofield has revoked an order
by which several soldiers' clerks in the
Quartetmaster General's office were dis
missed from their positions.
Rocky' Mountain Excursion—Polytechnic
School—Grant and Colfax Deinoustrati*
—Four Robbers Killed •
[By Telegraph to the Pittiburgh Glazeite.,
CHICAGO, August 11.—The members of
the Chicago Common Council btarted this
afternoon on an excursion to the ROoky
An ordinance appropriating 5250,000 to
aid ,lin the establishment of a Paly technic
school in Chicago was passed by Common
Council last evening.
The Republicans of this city are making
great preparations for a Grant and Collar.,
demonstration on to-ntorrow evening.
The proprietors of the Sherman House
gave a banquet, this evening to the mem
bers of the Scientific Congress.
The machine shop4oof allory & Co.,
Elgin,lll.,were destroyed b fire early this
morning. Loss, 510,000; in uranee, abo - ut
52,500. , F
The Marshal- of HutsonVille, Crawford
county, ill., last Friday, accompanied by a
posse, attempted to artiest a gang of four
robbers. The robbers fired upon them,
killing tine of the posse, whqreupon the
Marshal 'and his men rushed" upon_ the
scoundrels and•killed all four of the„,
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh 6azette.l
NAsiwiLLE, August 11.—The Republi
can State Convention to nominate 'Presi
dential electors and Congressmen for the
State'at large will assemble in this place
to-morrow evening. The county will be
fully reprelented by delegates as consider
able numbers have already arrived.
The Convention to nominate a candidate
for Congress in this district in place of Hon.
'John Trimble, who declines the nomination
also comes off to-morrow. The contest for
the nomination is between( S. C. Mercer,
editor of the Press and Times, and Col.
Prosser, representative of this county in
thelLegislature, and is very animating and
ytTna. Bane, a citizen of Perry county,
wail assassinated some plays ago whilst rid
ing along the road. Tile murdeier was in
The Grand Jury of Aferniffils yeiterday
found alrue bill against Hon. T. A. Ham
ilton, State Atwater, for perjury, In having
taken the test oath. He was an officer of
the Confederate States. ,
_The Cattle' -,l3licale at the Albany Stock
By Telegraph to the' Pittsburgh Unfttte.
- .A,Lifs,mir, Aug. IL—Since last night', IV'
port bdtween tviehty and thirty Illicois
cattle put of three or four hundred head
have died at the East Albany yards of the
Texas wood, tick ; disease. The work of the
insect seems to e bontined thus far to Illi
nois stock, and droves from that , State are
very genetally shunned. Feviot. none of
them are bought without a guarantpe from
'owneri of th , ir perfect good health. 'Choice
extra Kentucky and Ohio steers, common
9a9y,c;: rnedli*Ao.l, I itlsrPr griidebhiiva fall!
en off ~c since yesterday, and two or three
thousa d head remain.unsold. 170 change
in the heep or hog trade. .. .
ipoubuyiii mug* mu. F...re ! i !
Hr Telegriptt thwt.iitibaro 'a wtte,
, qw,Onmitgis,, Amfusti, Ili—The Militia
bilt..-giving the Governor , discretionary.
power - to accept, arm and commission oal
ears tof: volunteer' 'Militia" wheat) th'itiinika:
Sion meets his approvakflnally passed broth
houses Of thnLegillattire Yesterdayi-. -vitt e
bill empowers the Governor to call out and
dispose the millipt at his pleasure. .
PITTSBURGH WEDNESDAY; -AU
FOUR, CPClapelir. A. M.
WASHINGTON, AUgll9t 11, 1868
DEATH DP -THADDEUS STEVENS
NEW REVENUE OFFICERS.
ATTORNEY GENERAL EVART'S OPINION.
The Republican State Convention.
(By Telegraph to t
NEW YouK, Aug..- body was fon - nd
on Saturday in East river which proves to
be that of Chas. Ellet, formerly a Judge In
California, but for nine years a member of
the firm'of Benninger tit Co., this , city. He
is understood to have received four thou
sand dollars on Fr ay from the- transfer
of a mortgage and a there is a wound on
hie head and his wat h and money me mis - -
sing, there seems no doubt but he was rob
bed and murdered.
Joe Coburn, in a card today, declines to
meet McCoole'at Pittsburgh, but avows his
willingness to fight at a day or weeks' no
tice. He will be on hanu at the appointed
place here on Monday, and if McCoolo or a
representative does not appear will claim
No arrangement has yet been made be
tween the bricklayers and master. masons.
MadeinoisellePosiee came as a passenger
on the Ville De-Paris.
An attempt will be made to-morrow to
blow up the wreck of the stearmer Scotland
off Sandy Hook. •
The body of another Man was found de
composed in his house on Eindson Avenue,
Brooklyn, to-day. -An offensive smell
which prevailed for some days, led to the
breaking . open of the basement door and
the remains of Hugh J. Cunningham, who
was last seen on Saturday, were discovered.
His family are on a -visit to friends at a
The ship " Java" of New York, foinider
ed at sea July Bth. Crew saved and arrived
A telegram' received to-day from' Hali
fax, announces the arrival there of the rest
of the crew of the barque H. Trowbridge,
betore reported found at sea with the bodies
of three dead sailors aboard. -
Commodore Vanderbilt's wife is slowly
recovering from an attack of paralysis.
The wooden shops of the Bradford Lock
tiompany, at Bradford,. ConnecticUt, were
burned. on Saturday. Loss is $15,000.
A cotnpany of the 22d regimeni has chal
lenged the Webster company of the 12th
regiment, which lately drilled with the
Montgomery. Guards, of Boston. Thd
Welisters have not vet accepted the chal
lenge. Endeavors are being made to bring
about a match drill between the 12th and
From the Oil Redone.
PLEABANTVILLE, August 8, 18G8
MESSRS. EDITORS: I propose to tell you
what-is goinki :.on in this excited little vil
lage.' It is fast growing into importance,
and will doubtless soon change its name.
To reach this new oil field is an easy task
compared with wriat it was in 1862. If Cot.
Phillips would only give us a sleeping car
on the A. V.R. R.,on.e . could go to sleep in
Pittliburgh and wake up at six in the morn.'
ing in Venango City. • At , thi?a„,Equt,....you. :
Aztons4llo kltei to Oir.itiV 4 (tliat was) -and
take the Oil City and Titusville Rail
- road at 6:25 a. Y. and arriver_az Titusville
about 7 o'clock, thence by every descrip
tion of conveyance you reach Pleasantville,
a distance of live miles, in one hour. There,
a sight presents itself that baffles descrip
tion, you can stand on one point and by
swinging round the circle count one hun
dreiderricks towering like so many ghost
ly monuments to the spirit of departed ex
pectations. A few of the oil pioneers have
already been successful.. The "Baldwin"
well is said to yield 170 barrels per twenty
four hours; the "Fisher" well 150; the
"Grant" well 140, and a few others nearly
as much. We would not like, however, to
pay for the quantity said to be produced
by any of them. Still they are,- without
doubt, good paying wells. There is no
longer any of that murderous hauling of
oil with horses .through miserable roads,
Most of the oil being conducted through
pipes from the tanks at the wells directly to
Pithole or Titusville, where it is loaded on
the cars , each of which carry two iron
tanks which arelliled by immune( pipes in
a few minutes. The wells at this place
average a depth of 850 feet arid are sunk at
an average cost of 54,000, making the snug
little sum of $400,000 to be distributed
among the laborers of the county. Car
penters readily obtain five dollars per day
arid others In proportion.' Land sharks are
asking 03,000 per acre for good territory,
and many of them are busy trying to sell
befOre they own it themselves.,, There is
more caution among operators (owing to
the fact that a burnt child dreads the fire)
than in 18624; still the fever is
higher, and no wonder, when the commer
cial thermometerindicates over five dollars
Every available spot on the avenues of
this village are readily leased at aunts sur
prising in amount, for the uses of lawyers,
merchants and traders. $lOO for a small
lot, for one year, in a Poor locality, is con
sidered cheap. Houses spring up as by
magic. What are known as saw and hatch
et men make No. lcarpenters here. Science
Is useless, the houses are all put together
with nails and as few as possible at that.
Thore is a large hotel going up which has
graced more than ono locality previously,
and such is much needed, as there is not
half the accommodations required, if you
omit the whisky accommodation. I never
saw such a place for drinking and profani
ty; the children swear like troopers before
they are knee-high, and most of the men
collected here drink as naturally as a duck
will snafu]. I was glad to see one young
man, who was belching out oaths and blas
phemy almost as thick as the gas out of
the wells, suddenly shut up by,the Justice
of the peace, who told him to stop or he
would intik° out a commitment on sight.
Speaking of the gas, which is very abun
dant apart from the wells, it was to me stir.
prising to see one well send out sufficient
gas to answer all-the purposes of fueyand
light to thme others in progress; at the
mane time the well was furnishing nice,
cold water enough to supply a dozen of en.
gives, and pumping 150 barrels of oil be
sides. The gas is conducted in pipes from
tae, well -into the furnace and escapes
through a perforated pipe in quantity as
required. No coal or ,wood whatever is
needed, and, to my mind, it only required
some appliance for oiling the engine to
make a perpetual motion out of it. One of
the wells supply , the whole' place by limp.
pingo piece of taro inch gas pipe perpendia.,
ularly and setting fire to the volume of gas
escaping from it. 'rhis burns dayanttnight
and is very •beautiful at night, as well as
Very useful. It is a very goo& thing to
own a fifty barrel Well now, with the little
expemie attending it, as above describe&
lir7.6o c tr week—tite weeks haVesevendays
here, p Mere thanitttheamokyCity—to
all but some, .-Olikellfullet 1111i14:11U40:,
in , the finer) of Clod;' atiedeiatitied to live
forevor, should be qo.#ll44vNitb the WV
or wealth as to disregard the laws of his
Creator and ignore that [feared , day in sty-y , ‘eri which is.so Much - needed- by tired na
tore,' hod the irunortal soul wi,thin. Cs?saxa,
love for the Gods should' put to the blush
orir eaodern worship. He watt an , idolater.
We belie knowledge. Be lived ignorantly,
while we ' sin in - the thoeof the _clearest
light and in defiance of the laws of God and
man. OIL 011 THE Bums.
GRANT AND COLFAX.
A large and enthusiastic meeting :of the
Eleventh ward Grant and Colfax Club met
put suant to adjournment last evening, Hon.
W. C. McCarthy in the chair. Mr. N. P.
Reed, from the Committee on Organization,
reported the following nominations foi.the
permanent officers of the Club, who were
• President—Hon. J. K. Moorhead.
Vice Presidents—James Robb, D. Fitzsim
mons, M. Frederick, Capt. Barbour, S. B.
Floyd, Christ Roll, John Hoffer, Hon. W.
C. McCarthy, Adam Weaver, John Miller,
Albert Moore, Robt. _Kirin', M. Marthens,
Harry Oliver, Jr., Wm. McCutehecrn, Geo.
Wandless, John B. Crawford. S. Barckley,
Henry Hackmaster, W. B. Hays, Sr.; John
Grey, Robt. Sproul.
Recretaries—SyW. Hill, B, F. Kennedy,
George Moore, gnd D. B. Miller. .._.
.Finance Committee—M. K. Moorhead,
Capt. A. C. McCallum, Francis Seibert,
James Lippincott, Gen. T. A. Rowley,
Capt. Wm. Mays, John M. Hoch, C. , Han
son Love, W. B. Hays, Jr.,-Chas. Meyran,
Dr. A. G. McCandless, John F. Chiley.
- 1 Committee on .Speakers—James Sleath,
John . Wandless, Stewart Dalzell, 0. B.
Committee on Afusic—W. D. Jones, Robt.
Reed; Jos. Lytle, H. Slagle.
Committee on. Printing--Jas. McEwen,
N. P. Reed, George Norris.
Committee on Naturalization—Hon. W.
C. McCarthy, Dr. A. G. McCandless Louls
The following resolutions were offered by
N. P. Reed, Esq., which were unanimously
WHEREAS, The country has hardly re
covered from the dreadful shock sustained
by hitr commerce,
dustries, through the war waged 'by
armed iegions of traitors who aimed at the
life of, our Government, and the, sub
version of free institutions, than the stand
ards of revolution and repudiation are
again hoisted by the party which has ever
been arrayed against the army of the
North and the progress of human liberty;
Resolved, That in the crisis of to-day it
behooves all loyal citizens to again buckle
on the armor of patriotism and go forth to
defeat the same old enemy. 1 / a nguished and
made bend for mercy at the _mouth of the
cannon, and before our .victorious hosts.
. Resolved, That having full knowledge,
gleaned from a golden record of golden.
deeds, of the patriotism,,Sagacity, shrewd
noes, tact and ability of our Great Captain,
Grant, the °loyal:masses are willing to, place
in his keeping the proudest office in the
gift of the people.
Resolved, That , in Schuyler Colfax the
country recognizes a moral hero who can
not do wrong, a statesman whose judgment,
prudence and ability the nation cannot
-spare, and whotsa very name is a tower of
strength to the 111,nion ranks which must
inevitably lead to victory.
Resolved, That Horatio 'Seymour is un
worthy. ;140 ( 'confidence . .otilthciiFfzTiFtur
'snitched and prayeirvuit might
be . crnstettduring the dark and bitter
hours of trial; and that his colleague, Frank
P. Blair, is a daring politician who, for per
sonal aggrandizement and place. would
rush his country into the depths of revolu
tion and the miseries of another terrible
Resolved, That we pledge obrselves to
use our best endeavors to secure the elec
tion of Grant, and Colfax, the loyal peo
ples' choice, and that "Work and Vigi
lence" shall be our motto henceforward
till the nation Shall rejoice once more in
the grand vb.:dictation of the hallowed prin
ciples embraced in the Chicago platform,
and for the consummation of-which a pro
longed and terrible war was waged.
On motion a Committee of five, consist
ing of James Sleath, Stewart Daizell, Albert.
Moore, John Wandless, and Charles Mey
ran, was appointed for the purpose 'of dis
tricting the ward, and report the eame at
the next meeting. •
Short addresses were made by Hon. J.A.
Moorhead, Hon. W. C. McCarthy, Dr. A. 0.
McCandless, N. P. Reed, James .Robb, Mr.
Snively and• John S. Robb, Esq.
On motion, the Club adjourned to meet
on next Tuesday evening at' seven and a
Seventh and Eighth Wards.
The Seventh and Eighth Wards Grant
and Colfax Club held Aineeting last even
ing at the Franklin street School House,
which was• largely attended and quite en
thusiastic. . The interest ha the cause is .th
cidedly on e increase, and at each meet
ing of the Club the list of names is consid
The President stated that in obedience to
a call he attended a meeting held last Sat
urday evening for the purpose of organiz
ing a Central Club, at No. 66 Smithfield
street. After a statement of what had
•transpired at the meeting thefollowingres
olution was read and unanimously adopted
by the Club:
Resglved, That it is , the sense of the
Seventh and Eighth Wards Grant and c olfax
Club that to organize the proposed Central
Club for the purpese expressed by those
favoring the measure, is to organize discord
and conflict with 'our County Executive
Committee and result in the disintegration
of our local Clubs, and, therefore, we in
iktruct our delegates to the next meeting to
:Appose said organization and counsel and
Advise the harmonious workings of our
present organization under the County Ex
On motion Rettolved, That Messrs. Hart
man and Neuman be appointed a commit
tee to represent this Club at said meeting.
A Committee of five was appointed to
draft rules for the government of the Clith.
The Committee are Messrs. Hartman, Neu
man, Kilgore, Reiman and Walter.
The Committee on Music was authorized
to organize a Glee Club. The Committee
consists of Messrs. G. W. Gillespie, D. L.
Fleming, V. G. Elliott and H. W. Glenb, to
which were added the names of Messrs.
W. G. Dunseath and Ge0..8. Chalmers.
" The various= Committees reported pro
gress, from whieh we learn that the organi
zation is .in al flourishing condition as re
,gards ettieletury,and autineelL • '
After a discussion in reference to matters
pertaining to the interests of the cam
paign and arranging some preliminaries of
thti Committees, the Club adjourned till
next Tuesday evening at 73i o'clock.
Enthusiastic Meeting in Mount Washington
' -r-Grant. and Colfax. Club • Organised.
The largest meeting ; aver; held in. the
thriving and pr o gre ssive horaugh of Mount.:
Washington assem bled. on Aielld#Y rdElit-
The - Itestest enthusiasm was manifested
ifilithetelaire glion inch eignsof earnest
news; nit 6 Insure the conch:Ls cm hat the•
bittnei boronigh* Sustain Its high repu
tation for leyidtY and!detrotion' to principle'
in the'approaching campaign. Able- and.
spirited addreises in 'English were made
by W. S. .Purviance, Esq.. and Hon: T. J.
Blgharn, and in German by 1 3: F. Zoller,
Eeq. 'The speakers were frequently inter
rurousi ivith storms of applause: and every
reference to Grant and Colfax called forth
the heartiest cheers. A fine brass baud
was in attendance at the. meeting and with
soul-stirring music enlivened the proceed
A Grant - Club for the campaign was per-,
manently organized, withe. the following
officers: President, D.: B. .Ferguson; Vice
Presidents. Isaac Whitten,;‘ James Noble,
-Philip Huffman; Secretaries R. H. Arm
strong, James Martin; Treasurer, H. B.
Smithson; Finance ComMittee, Thomas
Prank, Isaac Ambler,Charles Coleryer.
Julian Mattock,-W.-Hapin; Vigilance Corn-.
mittee, Messrs. Joel L. Bigham J. a Stea
ler, Jr., W. Ackman, John lAnibler, John
Pare, Capt. J. S. MeMillan,:Henry. Meyer,
John Burford, James, Noble, William Hal
pin, L, Barum, John Soffel, 'Jacob Wilbert,
Jacob Stein. Jacob Gdib, John Wilbert, W.
v,i-f-th — rrrreeruxortnreo - Vffeiiifor our
candidates and the Chicago platform, the
Fourth Ward.--A large meeting was
held last night at the School'Honse, Fourth
ward, and a Grant and Colfax Club was or
ganized with the following officers: Presi
dent—John H. Hare. Vice Presidents—W.
Mcbreery, Dr. McDonald, JaMea McAuley',
Henry ;,Mapes, James Littell, John M.
Kirkpatric, Charles Robb. Secretary—Alf.
T. plarlt, Jr. Treasnrer--Tloinas A. Cain.
CoMmittees were appointed, and after other ,
bOineas being 'attended to the meeting ad
journed to Thursday evening next.
Meeting of. the Allegheny Board of Con-. ,
trol—The Gedgraphy question—An Ad.-
Journment Without Deciding.
''he Allegheny Board of Sithool Control
lers held a special meeting list - evening in
the Common Council Chamber City Build
The meeting came to order at half past
seven o'clock. , Rev. J. B :'Clark in the
Chair and R. B. Francis, Secretary; Rev:
Clark led in prayer. The roll beirg called
the following gentle wen answered to their
Messrs. Barr,Brown, John Jr., Brown,
John E. Brker, Borlatid, Chadwick,
Dunlap,Eaton,Francis, Gronard, Koßock.
Ingham, Lea, ackhart, MusSler, MlCance,
M'Clinton, Pitcairn , Llttchey, , Thorn, Tor
rence, Tremble, White, - . Young, Alex.,
Young, Robt., and Prtisident!Clark.
The President stated -that ;the object •of
the meeting was to t%ke int&ponsideration
the adoption of a series of text books in Ge
ography for the use of thn,sc4ools: '
Mr. Pitcairn moved the 'adoption of Guy
ot's series of Geographies 2
Mr. Lea moved to amend by substituting
Warren's series instead of Guyot'S. '-
Mr. Lea called for the yega,andy nays on
the amendment, resulting itslfollows:
• Yeas—Messrs. Barr, BrOWn, John K.,
Dunlap, Eaton, Francis, Kollock, Lea,
Lockhart, Mussler, M'Cance, • Richey,
Thorn, Torrence, Tremble, White.—ls.
Nays—Messrs. Brown, John, Jr., Barker,
Borland, Chadwick, Grouard,lnghatn, Mc-
Clinton Pitcairn, Young, Aleic.,Clark.-10.
yea - The - E l, Sidtint.stated. - that japor , rang to
woukt-require , mineteert votes
fotWpt any textbook. -
Mr. Alex. Young moved to adjourn, which
Mr. Barr- called for-the report of the
Third ward School Board.
The - President stated that no other busi-.
ness except thit for which the meeting was
called could be taken up, and: as he under
stood the object of this meeting was for
the special purpose of adoptirig a text-book
in Geography_ for the ensuing school , year,
consequently all other business was out of
Mr. Bart , asked if this was not an ad-.
journed meeting, Which meant a. continua
tion of the regular meeting. •
TIM President said he did not so con
sider it. •
Mr, Pitcairn said the motion adopted at i
last meeting calling for this_one said ncith
lug about an - adjourned, but called for a '
special meeting. , _
thnsiderable discussion here ensued on
the qliestion whether the present meeting
was an adjourned or special one
Mr. John Brown, Jr., finally moved that
the•minutes of the regular meeting be read
regarding this point. Adopted.
The Secretary' referred to his minutes,
but no information . was elicited from
which would decide the question.
Mr. Pitcairn now 'moved to adjourn,
which was carried.
So the question on the adoption of a text
book in Geogoaphy remains unsettled. Al
though advisable to have it settled as.
speedily as possible, yet the discussion can
not fail to do much good and will doubtless
result in the adoption of best series.
The well owned by. Messrs, -Snyder; St.,
John and Adams, on the Atlantic and Great
Western Petroleum Company's property,
on Church Run, is being tested with a good
prospect of being a paying institution.
A new well 'was struck on the, Blood
farm, Oil Creek, a day nr two'since, and on
Saturday last was producing at the rate of
ninety liarrels per day. Twowella on.this
farm which were not producing on the 21st
of last month, have since been started up
and are now producing about one hundred
and forty barrele in the aggregate: This
product with the new well mentioned above,
increaseathe total production; of the farm
to nearly, if not quite, six hundred barrels
A new well is being tested on the South
side of the river at 011 City. 'Mu Saturday
it was reported to be producing from fifteen
to twetity barrels per day. Another one Is
being tested on the North side, within . a
few rods of the mouth of the creek, and
with some prospect of ' yielding lightly.
The McClintockville Petroleum Compa
ny are making preparations to exhaust the
water ftom a portion of their: territory on
the H. McClintock farm.
The Gross, Carl' McCosliti well on the
Herbertlarm, commenced puinping at six
o'clock Friday last, and is producing obout
110 barrels per day. It- Is 10 , rods North
west of the Fisher Well No. 2, which has
within the last two days increased to 240
barrels, actual measurement.
The Titusville Herald thinks that a green
oil belt will be developed onit direct line
between Statnburg and Enterinise. •
NEW ORLEANS, August 11.=. - .-Cotton quiet
but firmer at 29e for middling uplands;
sales, 29 bales; receipts,-12 bales. Sterling
nominal and unchanged: NOW York sight
drafts l6e premium. Gold, J 47. 'Sugar
steaky; Cuba Nos. 12 and. 13, 12,4a1334c;
Louisiana fair to Prime, 183/ 4 05}4e. Mo
lasses: Cuba is held = at 45a50c. Flour
steady; superfine is held at $8,50, and
ehmee,at 111,50a13,75. Cor n :-.. stock light s
ind sales at $1,10a1.15. Oat! firmer, and
sales of new-tit• 67a70c. , , Brart $1,20a1,2254.
Pork 120,80.-,--,:.Bacon; shoulders 133a14c.
Clear sides 1734 e. Lard is held at 18%c for
tierce and 21e for keg. • 2,
" - • ' • Buffalo Market. ,
IltriPSAlo,4ugust 11.—F1our. quiet and
unchanged. Wheat steady, with sales of
car lots No. 1 Milwaukee club at t, 4 2,10; also
7,500 bush new amber Michigan at 12, 85 ;
s,ooo , bush new red do. at $2,24 7,800 busk
do. Toledo at $2,20. Corn quiet, and with
but little disposition to operate.; sales, 16.000
bush No:1 mixed western at $1,074a1,08$
IVUMBER e 192
HE ALLEGHENY SCHOOLS.
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