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Vo?;~`G' l ; .LXXXIII.
TNVEI.4 II M I 0'
Oiganized 'to Control
• the Negro Vote Executive
_Clemeney--Arms Refused the
Snit in France—Postal Con
, tracts-r-Indian Disturbs ees.
(BT Tolegra . Oh to 0 oPlttaburglt Gazette 3
r • Angwat , 1868..
ran ItuottO yarn storm, •
From Jotters constantly being received
here tlierelitio:ahttbt that 'the movement
in .Sonth „to. control the' negro vote,
ibrotigh i the agency of landholders and
emPloYeniwhi ) . refuse to employ colored
laborers unless they vote the Democratic
ticket, is assuming , extensive proportions
and pervading every State. A letter re
ceived today, addressed tart Senator,,from
A New York. gentleman ; who , lies ['been
traveling on - -the :liiiseisaippi -river, - says:
-The system of terrorism is so successfully
used in iliiississipte that it isnow inaugn-
I s ,
rated ' in ,Tennessee,_ and is., much- more
mzElielent and;therough. ,c Illiafiand bold-
-, era 'are, by the - agency - Of the - Ku Klux,
controlling the suffrage of negroes, and un
less some thorough and 'decided action
shall betaken to -vindicate the,rights and
priAlegsa of the; blaeks,-', Tennessee most
surely will be lett: Be says-helms-informa
tion from a trustworthy source that the Ka
Klux .of Tennessee are thoroughly or
ganized and number:Dearly' one hundred
and sixty thousand. He says the twelve
rebel Generals lately assembled at Nash
. ville are leaders of the Klan, and this is
confirmed by letters from par tiest who say
that the ostensible purpose of thee- rebels
meeting in conclave was not the real one,
aniFtheir fair talk is pureiji Strategy and
done to create public opinion. -
Executive-cletnency having been asked in
the case, of William - J. Talar, Thomas'
Powers and .Dayid,Watkins, charged with.
.. thsmurder' f. a negro named Archie Bee
' be, in North Carolina, sentenced to death
by a military commission, upon a full
. consideration; of the case the President has
issued the fo e ghwing 'order: "The , unexe
cuted portiagof the sentences in each.of
- the cases 'of Wm. J. 'paler, Thos. Powers
and David Watkins, as mitigated on the
sixth day of Novenber, 1868, by. Brevet .
Major General E. R. S.- Canby, while com
manding the 'Second Military District, is
hereby remitted, and. the Secretary of War
will issue the necessary orders for their re--
lease from Military imtisonment. '
lees - e - ._
- AN B&W JOHNSON."
The negro killed'hyethese men had com
mitted a rape upon the Iperson of a beauti
ful ..and :.lioccntilithedi white girl - named
- 1 ., ----Fienieor Massey..
- 'the fallewing.ii a list4lf tbeistorekeetime
under the new Internal Revenue law whose
commissions Were received at the office of
Internal Revenue to-day; Michael J.
Crotty, Second. Distriel,-Chio, at Cincinnati;
Henry F. - Allen, - Harrison .O'Contier and
' Charles - V., Viittendeii, Thirtieth- District
New York, at Buffalo; Thomas • ConneLli
Fourteenth District New Yorlit at Albany; !
john G.. Wanionillinth'DisttietifeW York,
' at New York City, and Win. Smith, Eighth.
District Netw;Yerlt,lat New York City.
Ttie comm issions for nine gangers , were
..also received' -to.day; among them one for
_ George M. Wherrett, Ist District Illinois;
at Chicago, who at present is clerk in the
Internal Revenue office.,
..;,.- erivrottastiosx'snyr IN SEANCE. ", 1
A paragraph is going the rounds of the
.. . ,
papers relative AP 'Ow era eLthle Goverai
meat in the French Courts to recover the
--binds paid to the Ocean Ship Buildingchm4
Reny; at Bordeaux by the rebel govern.;
-meat for ships,iwCalculated to mislead, as
it states that the suit has been decided
'against titi.nThe fact is that the case - has - been
appealed to the higher _courts; and the de;
• .eurion referred to was rendered by the court
'hliNiing . original juriadiction. I. . Berrier
:represents the United Statesin tits Suit, and
1 has officially - informed the 'State,..Depart
ment of the anpeal.
•• "I'llP. INDIAN DISTURBANCES.
vDispatches received l at therWar Depart
ment from Lieutenant 'General Sherman,
•dated at Fort' Leaven - Werth, indicate that
the troubles on Saline and Sokimon rivers
are acts of violence against settlers by the',
Dog Soldiers and Cheyennes: The eause9f
the-ttonble issuppasertto have, grown out;
of the recent tight -between.the Cheyennes,
„and Pawnees. ' The former getting the,
worit of it, arersupposedlo have atteeked .
all settlers for revenge. '' General Sheridan'
had sent plenty of troope and gone in per
son to the Vale, of hostilities:
sear e e st w o r r y n ß a r a nw sk n or ing iori hn ce s m re p oe l v T e k d o.
fidavit from the President of the Union Pa
Railroad announeing' 'an "additional:
section of twenty miles Of the road, ex-I
tending to the seven hundred and sixtieth;
Mile,post from Qintba,„ has been. complo-;
4(1:4' The . Government - , Commissioners;
. 1 . have been instructed by telegraph to make ,
. an examination of the section.
, I ' POSTAL CONTRACTS. ,
'- 1 Information Ilan been received. at the!'
:# Postollice Department 'warranting the be - 1
' I lief that the British Postoffice Department;
will to the proposed modification in l
the new postal contructs between the two ,
1 ce/antries, hy. whlek; suiting : other, thingit,'
snail pamnhlets will' be re-.
dneed. Necessary negotiations are now'
Rending between the United States and
France for R.moreliber4l exchange of mail.
• - The trial of the colored Zonaves who tired
into a crowd of citizens, lept,,week was com
mended — hi Georgetown yesterday. Consid
arable evidence was takon, a policeman
testifyinktinit,lie, saw tbe occurrence, but
• was toe-Much afraid'of his life to interfere.
~ ... • _ .aatitilserions REFUSED. ‘ .
_ , .
The late requisitions forarms from ' sev
, . of . the 'floathern- Stew were refueed;
In aceeritince with the sixth section:of the
- ' bill Making 'appinprietions. for the army.
for theyear ending June, 1868.
INSPECTOR AT TES SOUTH.
By direetiOn". - dr , the *leinetart of War,
Maier General Bahl, Msistant Inspector
Genetat'ivfli' iellort liv:iisfeen „tri - Melor
- Gentilill'ldWiireiaasignment: to duty in
. the DePtieePt r ef'thtr: l3o tith eillasPeeter•
Tivx:Ptesidesit 'edict:illy announces that
the Legislature, r Oeertita has ratified the
• Fourteenth AMendatent,tethe Constitution
of the "United 'States.
• •_ 1 "-- 'lgo tiopqaviscilis viii. Aepritrran.
No appointments of Supervisors have yet
. - been mute under the new Interbal Revenue
law. . Mr. Roams haa submitted the names
=:•=;4::p„ , " , fry
of sundry applicants to the Secretary of
the Treasury, but the latter has disapproved
of at least a portion of '
TARA/317AT REGA.LATIONS. ,
. The Tres/airy-Department Is engaged in
framing new regulations with regard to the
rem, ipt iand transit of Unite States' mer
chandise across the Isthmus of Panama.
LEAVES TOR SOX&
Senator Thayer of Nebraska has returned
to NlV4hii3gtoit from the North, and will
leave to-morrow for home to take part in
the PrOsiiiential canvass. . .
NEW YORK CITY.
LBy Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
NEW YORK, August 20,188
Toluca) itAsursortntEas' MEETING
A meeting of tobacco manufacturers was
held to-day, at which a communication was
received from Deputy Commissioner of
Internal Revenue Harlan, stating that the
ten 'per cent. discount on other stamps could
not be allowed on tobacco stamps. Special
Rtizvey was present, and stated
that nearly all the manufacturers In Now
York City were complying with the lay.
Resoltitiontrivetti 3 iiidepted that no tobacco
can be inspected except for the manufac
ture of the same; that the practice of many
dealers and, peddiers_in breaking original
-linkages' and: selling to '-retair'dealers is
clearly opposed to both the letter and spirit
of the law; aid that the practice of inspec
tion. Is not .b3r the present law
and should not be allowed.
EXPRESS ROBBER, CAUGHT.
Wm. P. Holden, arrested on the oth
inst. on the fictitious charge of stealing a
carpet bag from a Arain on the Erie road, is
the robber of the American Express office
at Cedar Springs, Michigan, on 23d1darch.
of a gold watch and $1.500. Deputy U. S.
-Marshal Cady, of Michigan, arrived to-day
and is awaiting a requisition from the Gov
ernor of that State to take Holden to Mi
MAIL OAR, ON FIRE.
The mail car attached to the through
Western train that left here last night by
the Central Railroad of New. Jersey took
fire near *Bethlehem, Pa., and the contents
were badly injured. Three hundred bags
of mail matter were aboard, including six
tons of newspapers. The debris has-been
returned here, - • .
A. gunk of rowdies attacked the hotel at
Bath. L. 1., Wednesday night, while a hop
was in progress, but were thoroughly
thrashed by the police. One of the latter
was subsequently found in the woods with
his skull fractured and nearly beaten to
NIOOLSON PAVEMENT INJONOTION.
The Nicolson pavement injunction ob
tained by Wm. B. Astor was argued before
Judge Barnard to-day on motion made by
counsel for the city to dissolve the same.
No decision hasyet been given.
LARGE. DISTILLERIES SEIZED.
It is stated that two of the largest whisky
distilleries in the county have been seized
by Deputy. Coliector Grady, and will be
held for the payment of over $300,000 tax
due the . Government.
. was e pilot boEd EsTaine struck by
lightning off Montauk a few days ago, but
was not seriously damaged, though every
man aboard was knocked' dotowtt.
FIRE IN NEW JERSEY.
The sash Mid' blind factory of Hibbard,
Union Hill, N. J., was
bbined by aiiNcendiary this morning.
Loss $7,000; insured for $2,000.
BOBBED BY A IPSIB;4.D.
. . , , .
A young Ulan. named ;Rogan, of Potts
ville Pa., was robbed at Long Branch, on
Tuesday, by a friend, of $l,lOO.
Five thousand balea . ot bay were shlpned
last week to Europe; andlia many more go
this week. •
The cattle disease has appeared in the
town of Amenla, and seven or eight cattle
have died. Two men who skinned the dead
animals were inoculated with tho virus.
Ten cattle have died at Sing Sing from the
disease.' . • • . i
George Vacklens was murderously Stab
bed in Broo)tlyp last night, by W rn.
who hqs been arrested. Vacklens 4 will
NATIONAL LABOR CONGRESS.
The 'National Labor Cong Tess will hold
its second annual session in this city next
INFLUX OP PIOXPCCKETS.
It is estimated that over two hnndred
Engnib pickpockets landed in this city last
SIATIGHTEn OP INNOCENTS.
The bodies of several dead infanta were
found by the police yesterday.
- I BOSTON
ReeePtion to the Chinese Embassy—Ex—
amination fo• Malpractice.
(By T. 1ega,.13 to the Plttsburg,h Gazette)
Bowrozi, Augusf2o. cordial reception
was given the Chinese Embassy by the
citizens generally and the city authorities;
'on their arrival he're to-day. -Major Shirt
liff weicome4 tbe Embassy In an ; appreprla
ate siiieech, which was"respondi3d to by NI r.
-Burlingame. The escort from the city line
consisted of .four. 'companies of cavalry,
numbering about 170 men. The Embsssv,
will hold a public levee Faneuil Hall
to-morrow noon, and be the recipients of a
grand banquet at the St. James hotel on to
The examination of Dr. Chas. P. Powers,
on a charge of.csausing the death of Mrs.
Mary Abil Bowen ,by malpractice on the
sth inst., resulted' in:his being committed
for trial in default of bail to the amount of
The Chinese' Embassy gave a reception
this evening Io the officers of the city gov
ernment and,a,large number of, citizens at
the Parker House. _ •
Cattle 41tarauttne at Chicago.
[By lieiegrapti to the Pittsburgh oazeue. 1
Cmoaoo,. August ,20.—The Board of
Health orthiti city hada deckled" to estab
lish a cattle quarantine in the vicinity of
the stock,y2gdsi as a precaution against the
Introduction lof dieeatied cattle into the
city- :inspectors will .be appointed and no
cattle suspected of 'being diseased- will the
adMittiat into the yards until after, a' eivi).
tut ,examination. Quarantine _ regulations
are elso' extended' . to °;, all slaughtering
Burglaries at Quebec—Soldier Killed.
By T,elesrsoo to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]'
Quonco. August 24.-Aliarglarecontinue
operations here. Whey .attempted -tp force
open the dafelorbitinarlos, Steneker & Co.
last night, hut failed. . ,
• trhd.litetPies Cartier Market ivae entered
and sk lsege.quantlty,of goods stolen.
soldier , of .the 7lith Highlanders fell
overWeliff one hundred feet high at• Point
Levi leaf night and was instantly killed.
NAY 1 , 0/i BEPROZT.
PITTRRGH, FRIDAY, AUG UST.
English Cricketers Coining to the
'United States on a Tonr—The
War in i llouth America--Details
of- the ! Recent Great Battle.
EgyTeleerap. to the Plitsburgh'Gaze4e.]
GREAT BRITAIN. 1
LONDON, August' 20.—A 'selected eleven
from the most celebrated cricketers of
England sail from Liverpool September 2d
and will arrive iii NeW York about the 12th
or 13th. The following are their engage
ments in America:
During-the, first week they:. will play
matches against two selected twenty-twos
from various clubs in the State of New
York and the city of New York and its
environs; the, second .:week they , play
matches in "Montreal with tiventy-twos se
lected from officers of her Majesty's regi
ments and from various Canaille°. cricket
Clitbs; n the third -_ week they play , two
'Matches In the neighborhood of Boston,
against twenty-twos selected from the Mas
sachusetts Cricket Club; the fourth will be
given, to Philadelphia, whore they will
meet the American . Cricketers; the, fifth
week to be given to New York, where pos
sibly they may be iduced to enter into
contests, with an American nine at the
American garneof base ball.
LONDON, August 19.---Advices from Rio
Janeiro, dated July 31st, says the follow
ing news has been received from the seat of
war on the Parana : The allied troops to the
number of ten thousand attacked the For
tress of Humaita on the 16th of July, and
were repulsed with a loss, it is said, of three
thousand men. The allies have also been
defeated in an attack on the Gran Chaco.
Rio A:vntuo,.July 31, via LoNnoN, Aug.
20.—The attack on the Paragua3an fortress
of liumaita took place on the 14th of July.
On the morning of that day the com
bined Brazilian and Argentine forces,
under the command of Marquis do
Caxais, advanced to the assault in
three columns, amounting in the aggregate
to ton thousand med. At the Same time a
heavy fire was opened upon the fortitica
lions from the fleet of iron-clads and land
batteries. After desperate and prolonged
fighting at the foot of the entrench
ments, the allied columns retired
without effecting a lodgment: within
the: enemy's works. The loss of the
allies is reported to be three thousand
killed and wounded. Nothing is known of
the losses of the Paraguayans, but as they
fought most of the these under cover of
their entrenchments, it is I supposed the
number of their killed and wounded
will fall far behind that of the allies. The
allied force in Gran Chaco also advanced
With the object of cutting off the commu
nication of Lopez In the forest. They
found them defended by a large body of
Paraguyans, protected by breastworks.
After an obstinate engagement the
allies withdrew to- their former posi
tion. The casualties in this battle aro not
stated. • The hopes of the war party in
Brazil rested upon the success of this en
terprise and its failure will give great im
petus to the peace movement.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
LONDON, August 20—.Evening.L—Consols
closed at 93%a93%; money, 93X; accotint
bonds, 71%. Illinois. Central 90%. Erie
31%. Atlantic and Greht Western 38%.
LIVERPOOL, August 20—Evening.—Cotton
steady and unchanged; saltSsof 12,000 bales.
Bacon declined to 535. ' -
LONDON, August 20--Evening.—Sugar, to
arrive, 245. 3d. for No. 12. Bullion in bank
reduced £OO,OOO during the past week.
ANTWERP, August 20—Evening.—Petro.
leum quiet; refined 51 }if.
Alabama Democratlc Electoral Ticket.
[B► Telegraph to , the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
MON TOOMEIIII August 10—The following
Democratic electoral ticket was nominated
by the State Convention : State at large,
George Goldthwart,. of Montgomery, and
Peter M. Dox, of Madison; Ist District, H.
T. Toulinane, of Mobile; Alternate, Wm.
Frandall, of Dallas; 2d District, P. G.
Sayer, of Montgomery; Alternate, J. G.
Moore, of Coffee; 3d District; J. Hender
son, of Salladega; Alternate, F. S. Furgu
son, of Macon; 4th District, B. B. Lewis, of
Shelby; Alternate, J. J. Jolly, of Greene;
sth District, J. Crooks, of Calhoun, Alter
nate, Wm. Richardson. of Madison: oth
District, A. Mc. Alexander, of Louderdale;
Alternate, G. C. Him's, of Lawrence.
booth Carolloa Leglslaturle.
tEtv Telegraph to the Pittsburgh tisgette.
COLUMIIIA, August 20.—The bill author
ming the Governor to take possession of the
assetslof the banks of the State, to the ex
clusion of foreign bond holders, passed the
Senate to-day. The value of tho assets is
nearly a half million.l
Mr. Randolph introduced a bill author-
Wag the Governor to take possession of the
arms, batteries and equipments belonging
to the State.
The bill organizing the State police into
semi-military organizations passed both
The Prize Pight Between Collier and Ed
wards—Burk Parties Held to Ball.
Teleacrsah to the Pittsburgh 6azette:l
BALTIMORE,August 20.--The fight be
tweed Sam Co llier and Wm. Edwards will
take place at some point in Virginition.
Monday next. Edwards was arrested to
day and gay() bail in $2,600 not to fight
within the State of Maryland. Collyer, on
hearing that the police were after him,
gave 6 •11 in a similar amount. Roughs
and shoulder hitters from other cities are
congregating in Baltimore.
Yellow Fever on Shipboard.
By Telegraph to the Pittoburgh Oasetre. ,
NSW YOnic,,Aug. 20.—The bark Paul,
which • arrived .at Vienfuegas, , from Cabo,
with guano. about the 26th ult., is reported
to havelostllve other creit , on the pwisago
from yeibivr -fever. The stevedores who
were employed in discharging, - her at Cien
fuegos, were also attacked; and It is said
that the medical officer of the port refused
to visit the ceptaini and others, who were
siok fireseemint of the *violence
of the - diseaset„,
Eiaminatlott.of .Espress,RObtieril. ,
(By Telegraph to the Pttlahttrati Gazatte.l,
.'Tliaiiirenti'iliglai:A*4•The Minot Ex
press robbers were up for examination be
fore: the- police mfigistratelhift afternoon.
Putnam Brown, the express messenger on
the .liudson River Railroad, identified the
two prisoners, Charles E. Thompson 'and
Morton, fts the two _men who entered,
gagged and bound hini and robbed the safe.
No other witness was examined. The Cake
will be gemmed to-morrow.
Singular Tidal Phenom
Rd General Congrf
tßr Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette. I
SAN. FRANCISCO, August 19.—The steam
er Constitution, from Panama, arrived to
On August 15th a singular tidalpbenom
ena occurred at San Pedro, Southern Cali
fornia. A series of waves commenced
flowing upon the coast, causing the tide to
rise three or four feet above the ordinary
high water, followed by a falling of the
tide the same distance below low water
marX. The rise and fall occurred , regular
ly every half 'hour for several hours, cre
ating considerable alarm among the in
habitants thereabouts. The incident is at
tributed to some marine disturbance, caus
ing the bottom of the , sea to rise - and fall,
thus impelling the waves towards the
Information has been received that Mon;
sier Crozetto, French Consul at thid point,
has been appointed Consul General of
France for the Pacific coast, which title he:
will assume on his return from Europe.
The steamer. Constitution,
which ran on
the rocks near Phimmer's Pass about two
weeks since, got off and has arrived at
The Democratic Convention of the. Third
District to-day nominated Joseph H. Cof
froth for Congress.
BM Comstock, the Famous Scout, Mur—
dered—Stock Driven Off—Trodps lu Rot
tßy Telecraph to the Pittsburgh Gazettle.
Sr. Lours, August 20.—A dispatch from
Hays City, Kansas, dated yesterday, says
the body of Bill Comstock, the famous
scout, has Just been brought in. He was
murdered yesterday by the Indians near
here. His companions wore rescued, badly
wounded. Eighty Cheyennes drove Off
one hundred and ten mules yesterday
from within a mile of Fort Hays. The In
dians are now retreating towards the Ar
kansas with the military volunteers in hot
pursuit. Several children stolen by the In
dians were abandoned• and found in the
woods. Si; women have been carried
away captives. Witlithe extensive prepa
rations now organized against the Indians,
it is thought there will be no more trouble
in Kansas. The hostlie tribes are the Chey
ennes and Arrapahoes.
Hon. Benjamin F. Wade, and his son,
James It; Wade; *arrived hero yesterday,
and left last evening for the plains via
Pacific Railway. General Harney also left
yesterday for Omaha and the Indian coun
try on business connected with the Indian
The Allintoorn Iron Works Defalcation
My Telegraph to the Plttshureh Gazette.?
PIIILADELPIIIA, August 20.—The lletin
says the present defalcation, though a
heavy one, is divided among parties none
of whom can suffer more than temporary
inconvenience from their losses. The capi
tal of the Allentown Rolling. Mill Com
pany is $500,000. besides which there bad
been accumulated considerable surplus,
which will prevent any very serious im
pression being made on the capital of the
Company. It is satisfactory to the friends
of Mr. Cabot to know that bad as the case
is, he does not appear to have used his offi
cial position as President of the Rolling
Mill Company for the purpose of raising
' money, his speculative operations being
carried on by funds in the hands of Cabot
ct. Co., as brokers. On the day of his dis
appearance he negotiated some securities
of the Company, but deposited the pro
ceeds, amounting to $5,000, in the bank to
the credit of the Company.
Bass Ball Matches.
By Telegraph w the rittebtirrii Uszette.l
Lovismt.n, Aug. 03.—The Union Club
of Morisiana, - Kentucky, played a match
game; of base ball this afternoon with the
Eagles, of this city, a Club composed of
boys young in age and experience. The
game resulted in the defeat of the greatly
over matched Eagles by a score of fifty
nine to four.
CLEVELAND, Ang. 20.—A game of base
ball to-day, between the independents, of
Mansfield, and the Railway Unions. of
Cleveland, resulted in the'defeat of the lat
ter—Score 27 to 13.
A Woman Burned to Death
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
CrncAoo, Aug. 20.—The fire this morn
ing in the frame house,No. 108 North San
gamon street; resuitein the death of Mrs.
Kohl, an invalid, who was unable to leave
her room and therefore perished in the
flames. The damage to the building was
Excursion Party In a Snow Storm
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.
CENTRAL-CITY, COLORADO, August 19.—'
The Colfax party has Just arrived from Hot
Middle Park, going over Bay
Thoud Pass, 3,400 feet, and returning over
Boulder Pass, 15,000 feet above the sea, in
a driving snow storm,
Vessels Collide In a Fog. .
CBI' Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
PORTLAND, MO. I Aug. 20.--The_ steamer
Montreal, from lioston, was run into last
night, in a thick fog, oil Cape Ann, by the
Schooner Stanberry. Ten of tho crew of
the latter got aboard the steamer, and three
remained on the Stanberry, which, it is
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.) .
Cmoacio. August 20—A trotting race• at
Dexter Park to-day between Basbaw, Jr.,
Silas Rich, Jim Rockey and Tackey, best
three in five, was won by the first named.
Best time, 2:27%.
A Wife Murdered.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20,--A colored
man, named Joshua Jones, , shot his wife
this afternoon while walking with her on
Centre street. He made his escape.
P T r el i egraPh t ot
seritent,t:ass.,Aag.:'''h : •
bratedttsc mnto.da3Wm.Cu ll en
Rivers and Wea*lter.
gy Telegraph to tue Pittsburg/6 tiasette.l
Lotnevmus, August 2 0.—Weather clear
an : r. w L ar o ni u:s, R A ive ug r us s: so e l . ll : W g , ea w t i h th er 4 e6cl fee l t i g t
-inches in the canal.
bP. MP . ' ,
—The Committee ar i pointed to -manage
the. OAT'S of the late T D'Arny Magee
has net. with great liberality on thevart of
creditors; but the public subscriptions thin
far received ere not sufficient io cover the
amount °Wed by tuna.
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LbTrERS FROM EUROPE—NO. 5.
BY JOSEPH KING
On Saturday morning, July 18th, our little
party of travellers reached Glasgow, the
largest city in Scotlank and the second in
size and commercial importance in Great
Britain. It is situated on both sides of the
Clyde, so far-famed for its iron ship build-
ing, and contains a population of between
four and five hundred. thousand. James
Watt, the discoverer of the power of steam,
and who first applied it to steamboat navi
gation,was born here.. He was connected
fur a long time with the University, f Edin-
burgh, and in that city a fine statue of him,
stands in front of the "Watt Institution for
the Promotion of the , Arts and Sciences."
The first steamboat ever built was launched
on the Clyde in 1812., For some miles from
Glasgow, up the river, both banks are lined
with steamships in all stages of progress
in being built. The sounding of hammers
is incessant. The streets of Glasgow are
usually straight, mostly running dile east
and west, due north and south, and, it is not
difficult for the stranger to find his way,
without assistance, from one part of the
city to another: Thee - principal streets are
wide, quite clean and well paved. There
are no brick or wooden houses,
stone, and the stone used in both building
and paving is-granite of a dark color, very
solid, and, while it makes a very firm and
durable pavement, It must be very hard on
the limbs of the horses that constantly
travel over it. - The streets are kept in ex
cellent repair; uneven places are speedily
smoothed. By the way, let me say that in
every city in which I have been on this side
of the Atlantic, the streets are kept in better
repair and are sought to be made smoother
than in Pittsburgh. Our Street Commis
sioners have not much to be proud of. It
is to be hoped that the "Nicolson pavement"
will soon be down, on all our principal
The day on which we arrived in Glasgow
was a holiday, the last day of the week of
the Fair, and by city enactment that day is a
holiday. The shops and stores were, con
sequently, closed; thousands were out rusti
cating during the day, and the .streets were
not thronged till towards evening. Glas
gow is the stronghold of Presbyterianism in
Scotland. All Scotland-is strongly Presby-
terian, but Glasgow is peculiarly . so. On
looking into the Directory to note the num
ber and different places of worship, I ob
served the Established Church. has 65 con
gregations, the free Church 66, and the Uni
ted Presbyterians 78, making over 200 con
gregations of Presbyterians in the one city.
The United Presbyterians in Scotland do
not hold exactly the same views as respects
Psalmody that the people of the.same name
in our country hold. In Scotland they do
not conline,theuaselyekto David's a slug
tint the Free Church rarely sing - anything.
else. John Knox, the man who, under God,
was the chief instrument of the Reformation
of Scotland, though dead still lives. His
life was a stormy one. He fought a great
battle. He bearded the lion in his ow n den.
He regenerated Scotland and lifted a nation
out of Popery. It was of him, when he
died, that the Regent said : "Here he lieth
who never. feared the face of man." .The
other day I Nyasa St. Andrews, in Fifeshire,
where he—was Professor, and where he-
preached. - ' Istood in the old oak pulpit in
which he preached many of his fiery ser
mons, and sax the church in which he deliv
ered that famous sermon which led to the
destruction of the St. Andrews Cathedral,
an immense structure over 300 feet in length
and the ruins of which, at this hour, are
very grand and magnificent. (Mr. Boyd,
author of "Recreations of a country Par
son, &c.," now preaches under the same
The people of Glasgow have shown their
appreciation of Knox's labors by erecting
to his name and memory the highest monu
ment that stands in their Necropolis—the
city of the dead. Glasgow' is the seat of a
renowned University. It was founded
about six hundred years since, and many
eminent men have taught within its walls,
and many who afterwards became eminent,
and acquired a world wide notoriety, studied
within its walls. The late Alexander Camp
bell was a student at the Glasgow Univer
shy, and within a stone's throw of the rear
of the University buildings stands the
1 prison in which he was so unjustly confined
in 1847, when visiting the scene of his early
Railroad companies in Great. Britain, as
well as in our country, do what they please.
The site of the present University build
ings in Glasgow has been sold to a railroad
company, and a grand depot is to occupy Its
place. .New buildings for the University
are being erected in the suburbs of the city.
Among the objects to be seen in Glasgow
by the visitor none is more interesting than
the Cathedral. It was founded in the
12th century, is now Crown property,
and the established church occupies it.
as a place of worship. It has been
repaired and renovated, and is in a good
state of preservation. The two • most re
markable things about it are its crypts
(burial places)and its painted window glass.
Each window, or part of 'a window, is the
gilt of one or more persons, and the donomi
names are inscribed on it. The designs
are all by the most eminent of the European
artists, and so far as I have seen, is not
equalled elsewhere in Great Britain, per
haps not in the world. I • have now seen
several of the most magnificent churches in
Paris, Notre Dame and others, but as res
pects their painted windows, in my judg
ment, they are ail Inferior to the Cathedral
Church in Glasgow. The paintings in the
nave represent scenes in the Old Testament,
while those of the chblr (audience room)
and lady chapel represent Scenes in the New
Testament. So delighted was I with these
windows.that.one view of them was not
aufficient; I had to return and take the sec
ond ;I could conceive of nothing so beauti
ful. The Cathedral windows are the'pride'
of Glasgow people.
- Taking the cars or the brain AS the people
of Great Britain uniVersallv say, IR one
hour we were at the foot of Loch LoMond.
In a few minutes our boat was under way,
and we were sailing north over the beauti
ful waters of the immortal Loch - 14mond.
It is studded here and there with 'green is
lands, lovely hills rise from each side, and
in the distance on a clear day, or' when
there is no mist to intercept the view. Ben
Lomond, over 8 000 feet high, line up his
proud form. and recalls hlivitialestv and
grandeur, to the eye a its beholder. In two
hours, our boat drew up to the pier at In-
veranaid, and we left her to ride in a coach
five tulles across the Rob Rob country to
lock Katrine. The mountian and lake
scenery at Inversnaid was so enchanting.
that we could not leave it at once, and we
tarried till the time for the next conveyance.
Rob Roy's cave is one mile farther pp the
lake from Inversnal6 on its right hand side,
and we were ,ever incllned to pay it a visit,
to clamber over the rocks he clambered
over, and sit on the huge stones he sat on.
We secured .a row boat, and in a few minu
tes we were at the cave. We climbed up
the rocks, and then over the rocks, and then
slid down the rocks, and were soon below
at the cave's mouth. But that did not satis
fy, us. We wanted to go to the bottom, and
down the ladder we went. We looked
about, sat down on the rocke, picked up
some bits of rock, and thought of the
past, and of the outlaw , and the
freebooter who was wont! to secrete
himself in that cave. With con
, siderable effort, after cominn . ° out, we
reached points hisher up on the moun
tain side, from which we obtained fine
views of the lake and surrounding scenery.
Here I quote what I wrote in my memo
randum book while sitting on a large rock
above the cave. "At a quarter past twelve
o'clock on the 20th of July, we sat on the
top of a huge rock 50 feet and more above
Rob Roy's Cave. We clambered here, pick
ing our way among piles of rocks. From
this point the prospect *spread out before us
is delightfuL The placid lake below, 600
feet deep, a neat cottage with small but finely
cultivated grounds surrounding it on the
opposite shore, the lofty mountains in the
distance, a silvery cascade across the lake on
our right, masses of huge ' bold rocks rising
two or three hundred feet abode our heads!
—all awaken admiration, inspire , emotion,l
and seem to say, Nature has here done her;
The mountain scenery of Lock Lomond: .
is not so bold, perhaps not so grand as that
at the Lakes of Killarney, but it is more
pictuiebque, more beautiful and lovely. In
the afternoon of the same, day we.rode in ai
"coach and four" over a mountainous but;
most picturesque and romantic country to 4
Lock Katrine, the most beautiful of all the!
Scottish Lakes. Here I must lay down myi,
pen for the present.
THE London Spectator says : "Of all the
mad freaks a great party ever committed,;
the platform of the Democrats, unless, in 4
deed, they mean war, seems to us the lease
GOVERNOR SEYMOUR says he has been=:
"caught up by the whirling tide." That ,
was what ailed Early when Sheridan got
after him and sent him "whirlink through
A rs.IIPHLET copy of the proceedings of
the Tammany. Hall Convention, printed for
circulation in the South, bears on its cover,
in large type. "Stand' by your friends who
have stood by you."
A DEMOCRATIC paper in Illinois urges the
datelflß nf, Goneroll. Singleton COLlfiTess
from the Fourth Illinois District on the
_ground that he had the confidence of Jef
ferson Davis during the rebellion ?
"OUR soldiers run well this year," was
the sneering remark made by Seymour, after
a series of reverns in 1862. .On which the
Newburg Journal comments : "They will
'run' well this year, too, and are already
after his nimble excellency 'with a &up
IT will be recollected that Yallandigbam
was refused admission into the Philadelphia
"Bread and But er" Convention two years
ago, on account of his bad political record.
But in the Seymour and Blair Convention
he was an honored leader. Yet - in his ie
cent speech at Fort Wayne he said t Every
opinion ever uttered by me- - -every senti—
ment expressed by me from April, 1861, to
the close of the civil war, commands my as
sent and prevails. to•day."
Correspondence Pittsburgh Gagetti!
, WAstfirwrox, PA., August 18, 1868.
The campaign is opened. Evening before
last the first gun was fired. Oar town was
all excitement. Having. been announced
that-a Grant, and Colfax ratification meet
ing would be held, the people came in-from
the regions around about and joined enthu
siastically in the proceedings of the even
ing." A torch-light procession was had, it
was composed of Grant and Colfax Guards
in splendid uniform. They presented a
very line appearance, and drew forth great
applause from the multitudes in the streets
along which they Marched. They halted in
front of the Court House where a large con
course of people assembled to hear adores,
sea by R. 13. Carnahan,' Esq., of your city,
Capt. J. B. Donlev,-Republie,an candidate
for Congress in tills District; and Hon. Geo.
V. Lawrence, our present member of
Congress. - _ -
These gentlemen ably discussed the is
sues of the day, after which we had a mag
nificent display of fireworks, engineered
by our townsman D. Wilson, Esq.
The meeting was all its friondff - could de
sire—large, orderly,. and. enthuslastle;
Judging from the character of this meeting,
and other indications, our county will give
a good amount of herself this fall.
(By Telegranh to the Plttsburgh Oalette.3 •
BUFFALO, August 20.—Flour in fair - de
mand for spring and unchanged. Wheat
dull, with small sales of amber Michigan
at 62,z5; white Missouri spring is nominal
and the market bare. Corn quiet, closing
firm and asking lo advance; plies of 40,000
bus-No. 1 mixed western at and'6,ooo
bus do. at 61,11%. Oats acts ; • Bala; of 685
bus new western at 07c, also 22 ,000 bus new
western at 67c, and 22,000 bus do. at 66e.
Barley; sales of 55 bags new Canada at
6475. ;Rye unchanged. Beeds—smallsales
at 18,50 for Clover and $2 75 for Timothy.
Pork and • Lard inichanged. Freights:44o
on wheat, I t}6e on corn, and 75i10 on oats to
New YOrk. Receipts-94,000 bus wheat,
52,000 bus oats, B,soobbis flour. Shipments
-44,000 bus corn, 46,000 bus oats. •
• Louisville Market.
r.By Telegraptk to thii Pittsburgh Gazette.) _
Louisvialx, August 24}.--Toblidoo Brut
for lugs; sales 56 hbds. at 7;016 'stings to
iiiedinmf leaf 19 for Henry counWty eutl,ing.
Flaxseed advanoed to 12,26. • heatl2.lsa
Vb. • Flour $6,7647,00. Coro 11ea96. -Oats
451148„ . Rye 131,20. Mess Pork ,0). Lard
18%. •Baeon, Shoulders 15%; clew : Sides
1634. Cotton 28%. _Whisky rev/ free sl',2
petrait Market. ,
teleltistpti to the' Pittsbunitiosse ,l e.;
Dirrrtarr, Aug 25.--Flourtlia deirand'
for eupertor if:good-at 5104i2: Wheat
tiva at $ 2.24 for No. white; 52,17 for 'No. 2
white, and 52,11 for N'o. author, but closed
dull and drooping.