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r( )N DAY ) SEPT' Al liF , R ' 7 1
Another Speech at Sheffield, Eng
land= Press Comments iVar
Rumors Subsided—Foreign Ad
vices by Mail. •
ly Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.:
LotinoN, Sept. 5.--7 Yesterday Hon. Rey
erdy Johnson, American Minister, deliv
ered another speech in Sheffield. - This
speech we sin reply to an addre,ss presented
by the corporate authorities of the city.
Mr. Johnson said that in the discharge of
the duties of his position, he anticipated
am trouble, so far as the preservation of
peaceful relations between the United
;States and England was concerned; but the
high and deserved reputation achieved by
:his illustrious oridecessor, Mr. Adams, had
- made difficult thelask of succeeding him
with equal acceptability. The highest aim
‘of his mission would be to.do as well. The,
speaker repeated what he said yesterday,
that a rupture of the friendly relations
rtow existing between - the United. States
and Great Britain would be impossible on
\ account of identity of race, language and
aspiratkmi. The character of Queen Victo
ria forbade the possibility of such a rup
ture. Mr. Johnson refuted the assertion of
Mr. Roeback, one of the Representatives
the House of Commons from Sheffield,
that the people of the United States were
heterogenous. He maintained that the
. emigrants who landed on American shores
all merged in one great nation, and . that
nation was English, and they did not viti
ate the community by importing vioeswith
The London Times has a lengthy editorial
on the subject of Johnson's recent speeches
4tt, Sheffield ; It comments favorably" on
his declarations ~ regarding the heteroge
neousness of the American people, :and
thinks that thepeople of the United Sfates
.are as much an English unit as the people
of England, where the Trish, Scotch, French
4ind Germans make so large a share of the
Referring incidentally to the general
elections soon to occur in England, the
Times says: Whatever may be the result,
the same reciprocity of feelings between
the United States and Great Britain is cer
lain to ensue.
LONDON, September s—Evening.—Tele
grams from Hong Kong, dated July 24th,
have been received. The Japanese Govern
went has made full satisfaction to France
- for the murder of a boat's crew from a
- PARTE, September s.—Lord Lyons, British
a- banquet to Lord Stanley,
English Secretary of State for Foreion
' Affairs, who is at present in the city. M.
.Moustier was present. Speeches of a friend
ly character and pacific character were
made and good feeling prevailed.
Etrus, Sept. s.—The Presac has another
editorial to-day on the matter of the Amer
ican squadron in Turkish waters. The
writer says the demand that Irnite'n States
war vessels shall pass the Dardanelles was
Prompted by Russia, and that the Sublime
orte, encouraged by English and French
'Ministers, will refuse to comply.
VIENNA, September s.—Admiral Farra
gut has arrived at Athena.
SotrrHANtrroN, September 5.,-The steam
-ahip Saxonia, from I\3W York, arrived here
this evening. _ • •
FINANCIAL AND 'COMMERCIAL..
FRANKFORT, SepteMber s.—United States
'bonds cloSed dull at 75%.
ANIVERP, September 5. —Petroleum
•closed firmer and 50centimes higher; stand
ard white 50 francs.
Foreign Mail Adv ieee
NEW Yolut, September 6.—The steani:.
=ship America, from Southampton on the
-25th ult.,brings the following news in ad
dition cable dispatches :
• The storm which prevailed on the South-
west, coast of England on Saturday nigin,
August 22d. proved very destructive 'to
. - shipping. The beach at some points was
" literally strewn with wrecks of every \
cription. • Twenty-three lives were lost by
- the sinking of the ship Tara. Another
large vessel, name unknown, went down
off Formby Lightship, with all on bpard.
:Many disasters to British shipping are re
, 4orted from the Welsh and Irish ports.
, Steam communication with Ireland and
the Continent was generally suspended by
• The editor of the Paris Beville has bgen
-sentenced two months' imprisonment and
•afine of 5,000 francs for exciting hatred to
the Government. -
The Co 7 uatitutiennel of the 22d says: The
language of the Emperor at Troeges is
'beginning to bear fruit. In the east and
west the political situation is becoming more
settled, and a generous peace has gained
the upper hand. Prussia feels as little de
aire as France to go to war, and all the
powers are interested in averting any dis
turbance. The era of uncertainty cannot
last any longer. The Government guaran
tees general security.
La. France says the app9intment of anew
r to Brussels implies friendship be..
tween France and . Belgium, which nothing
is capable of changing.
The subscription to shares - of the French
Atlantic cable bad closed with complete
Several shocks of an earthquake were
felt irt Hungary. They were quite violent.
A dispatch from the British .Scientltio
Commission, sent , out,to India to observe
- the eclipse of the sun, mdieatelhat on the
/7th souse very remarkable and, unexpeet
•ed observations of great value yore ob
The - ; betrothal of ;the,KingOf Bavaria to
the'Grand Duchess Maria of Russia b
garded certaiii.•.'. 4
,The ;propoesd Conference , of the South
Verman States to form a military Conlinis:
.sion will not'. meet and the.schen2o is re
garded as-entirely abandoned. •
A-Constantinople dispatch of the twenty
first reports that skirmishes continue in
the mountains of Crete.
Telegraph4By to the riticaburgh Gazette. j
DENVER , Cori., Se_pt. s.—The Colfax ',ar
ty, with Governor Hunt and famil y , have
just arrived safe and well, with a band of
Utelndian,s at their head. At the time of
the Indiai, outbreak they were in the Val
ley of the Arkansas River, west o, -South
Park. The Ute tribe, who are -always
faithful and friendly to the whites, being
informed of it by a messenger from Gov.
Hunt, sent a band of their braves, who es
.Corted tho party back to Denver.
NEW YORK CITY
CBy Telegraph to the Plttaburgb Gazette.]
. NEw YORK, September 5,186 S. •
Admiral Thacker and several other naval
officers arrived hereto-day from California.
• Gen. Rosecranz and Horatio Seymour
had an interview to-day.
,Six robbers entered the 'house of P. Bel
ler, ai'Orassji Point, on the Hudson river,
this morning, and took away a safe, carried
it to a boat and across the river, where it
was burst open and robbed of $5,000. They
were traced to this city but have not been
The deaths for the week were 599.
The Stonington boat ran into a schooner
last night during the fog, by which she had
the greater portion of her lower guards
torn oft—a heavy leak occasioned. She
*as, - however, brought into dock to-day,
landing her passengers safely.
The dlbion, of this city, denies the truth
Of the report that. Mr. Seward is corres
ponding With the British Government on
the subject of the removal of the Canadian
A Boston merchant to-day caused his
daughter to be sent to "a reformation insti
tution here until she becomes of age, she
having run away from home last May to
lead a life of shame here.
No new cases of cattle disease are repor
ted. -The usual precautions are being still
exercised without causing any ueed4ss de
lay to'cattle in transit., The herd of six
teenwhich was quarantined near King's
Bridge have continued in perfect health,
and was, by permission, sold at the last
• The road from - Hoboken to Hudson city,
the Hudson plank road t and all the low
lands in the vicinity ofi Jersey City were
submerged by the flood of yesterday and
last night. The damage in Brooklyn to
roads, - horse railways; and buildings in the
Government District will probably amount
to over $500,000. A portion of Greenwood
Cemetery was much injured. The cellars
of houses in some fifty blocks of houses in
Brooklyn are filled with water and sev
eral shanties were swept away. No lives
of people were lost, but many pigs were
Arrived, steamship America from Bre
men via Southampton August 25th, and
Columbia, from Glasgow, via Moville,,
NEW Togs., September 6:—A fire broke
'out about one o'clock this morning in the
basement No. 29 Bare'ay street, this city,
occupied by Julius IL Kinch, jobbing in
glassware and manufacturer of kerosene
lamps. The firemen were promptly on
hand, but from the extreme depth of the
store, over one hundred feet, were unable
• for some time to reach the fire, which was
in the rear. Loss on Ninth's stock 515,000;
fully insured. The upper floors were oc
cupied by Terhun and 13raet, manufacturers
of window shades, whose stock was dam -g
-ed to the amount of five thousand dollars
and the building five thousand dollars;
both fully insured. The origin of the fire
,two dollar bills on the Mu
tual Bank of Troy were put in circulation
- It is estimated the late storm caused ono
himdred and fifty thousand dollars damage
hi Williamsburg, principally through the
flooding of cellars and damaging of founda
Legislative Proceedings_A Radical Con
vention at Augusta.
TelegTaph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l
ATLA.rrrn, September. s.—The Senate
to-day passed a bill for the relief of deb ors
on the adjustment of debts on the principles
of equity, by a vote of 18 17. The House
took , up the bill authorizine he General
Assembly to elects superintendent, audi-
ter and treasurer of the State road. A ma
jority of the judiciary committee favored
the bill, but the minority opposed it 'and
offered a substitute, which was adopted,
that the General Assembly elect five com
missioners for 'the State road, whose duty
it shall be to elect a superintendent, audi
tor, and treasurer, The bill; which came
up on Monday will probably pass.
A resolution was offered, but not acted
upon, declaring negroes ineligible to any
and all offices of the State, and that all
'offices now filled by negroes be declared
vacant, by reason of the ineligibility of
occupants, and the ,Governer be directed
to have such offices filled in compliance
with the code of Georgia. The Governor
and other Commissioning authorities of the
State are instructed to refuse corn mi , sions
to all lersons of color that have been or
may be elected to any office in this State,
until the Supreme Court of the State shall
decide upon the eligibility of colored per
AUGUSTA, GA., Sept. 5.-The Radical
'County Convention met here to-day to ap
point,delegates to the District Convention,
which meets here on the 10th inst., to nom
inate a candidate for Congress. "Three to
four hundred negroes were present..
Speeches were made by Messrs. Bryant,
Prince ane, others, strongly denunciato..y
of the Democratic party and laudatory
of the Republican Iparty and Grant and
.The recent heavy rains have seriously in
jured the cotton crops. The news from
Middlo Georgia is gloomy; the worm, rust
and rat are at work.
Louisiana. Legislature—A, Violent Speed:
(By Telegrapli to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
Niff ORLEANS, September s.—Pinch
back, the mulatto recently installed inN.AIr.
Jewel's place as Senator from the Second
, District, New Orleana Parish, yesterday,
in ; he Senate, rising to a question of privil
ege, in reply to certain newspaper para- 1
graphs concerning him, after charging the,
people of_ this city , with murdering and
manifesting a growing disposition to mnr
'der men for pOlitical opinion and the color
of their skin, uttered the following : "I
want them' to ; - beWaret. 1 want to.
tell them that they, have nearly
reached the, end of their string.
The next outrage of the kind which they
commit will be the signal for the dawn of a
retribution which they have
a signal that will cause ten thouaand
torches to _ be,,applied to this, city, for
patience will then have ceased to be a viz. ,
tne and this city will be redticed to ashes."
He was then.called to cgder, but proceeded
with his speech and reiterated his threats,
addiug a notification to the Democratic
party that - they'(the Degroe3) propose to.
take" the Istatter,lnto their own hands in
the future, and propose to have peace if
they have to conquer a peace.
Damage by Rain In New Jersey.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh. Gazette.] '
PHILADELPHIA, September E..—The re
cent heavy rain did immense damage to
the lower part of New Jersey. It is report
ed that not a single' dam will be loft in
Salem. • The roads are considerably injured
tand rains delayed.
POUR O'CLOCK. A. M.
Internal Revenue Appointments
—Public Debt—General Grant—
Lawlessness in lientucky—Pen
sions—patent Office—Cuba Re
quires Passports for Travelers.
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 1868.
INTERNAL REVENUE APPOINTMENTS.
The following appointments were made
Storekcepcni-0. G. Perkins and A C.
Weisser, Milwaukee; Wis.; R. P. Gardner,
Gaugers—August Browning, C. D. Towns
end and A, B. King, first district, Illinoist.
Q. L. Ladtl, sixth district, Missouri.
There are now Only four or five of the
least important districts to which the Com
missioner has n 4 submitted nominations
for Supervisors.. , i.
Gen. Dont, of General Grant's staff, who
has been with the latter in his recent tour,
returned to Washlbgton last evening.
The public debt statement for August
will be published on Alonday. It willsbow
an increase during! the month of over ten
Gen. Grant is now residing on a farm in
Missouri. Gen. Dent remains hore a short
time when ho will return to St. Lous and
accompany Gen. Grain to this city aLout
the middle of Ockober.
The fractional currency received from
the Printing Department for the week
amounted to $408,000: shipments, 1S7,9:18;
notes shipped $316,085; national bank notes
issued $139,420; amount in circulation 8299,-
867,508; fractional currency redeemed and
LAWLESSNESS IN KENTUCKY.
In the case of resistance to the Depart
ment of a Cnited States Marshal in Ken-,
tucky, while serving a process of Con t in
Internal Revenue; the S , 7.oret-try of War,
it is understood, I given dir. etOois ?hat
a force of mounted men be intwei - hate y
sent to Nelson, Mal;hm. and Larue coati
tics, to enforce the tieli%ery ofthe proces,es
in time for the next!term of Court.
The Commissioner of PensionS has in
structed officers paving pensions on ant
after M udav next to require an oath to b(
(taken that agents presenting a power e
attorney are not pecuniarily interested.
A Bilerd of officers of the Patent Culice
has been constifuted for the examination of
all employes as to their proficiency in their
duty. The examination will be commecced
in the early part of next.
PASSPORTS ItIQUIRED IN CUBA.
Official notice is given by the State De
partment that the Spanish authorities of
the Island of Cuba have adopted new regu
lations requiring all passengers arriving at
ports of that island to present 'to the au
thorities official paSsports properly vised
by the Spanish Consul at ports of departure,
or they will not be liermitted tt land with'- -
out compliance with special conditions,
which in many cases will be, found very
inconvenient and fill others impossible.
:News has also been received at the Debart
ment that the pacers purporting to be pass
ports issued by the Mayor of NeW Orleans
and vised by ,the Spanish Consul there are
rejected under the before mentioned regu
lation. Notice has also been received that
persons, residing in the United States sea'
ports, Who:cill themselves passport agents,
aro in the habit of giving certificates in
which it is stated that they have applied to
the Department of State for passports, and
that these certificates, being vised by the
Spanish Consul, are preSented as passports
in Cuban ports and are-ejected there un
der the same regulation before mentioned.
[Signed] ' Wm. H. SEWARD.
FIRE IN ST. LOUIS.
(By Telegrap b to the Plttaburgh Gazette.)
ST. Loris, Sept. 6.—The grocery store of
Mrs. J. P. Hunnon, Fourth street, between
Morgan and Franklin avenues, running
through to Broadway,was burned to-night.
The stock was valued at about twenty
thotisand dollars; Insured for eighteen
thousand dollars, The building was dam
aged to tho extent of five thousand dol
lars. The clothing store of F. Fattollzweig,
adjoining, was damaged by water, Vic loss
amounting to about one thousand dollars.
Most of the stock was removed.
General Sherman has retui ned from his
trip to the Rocky Mountains. lie reports
the Union Pacific Railroad finished seven
hundred and ninety miles west of Omaha,
and that it will bo completed to Green
River, sixty milts further, by October Ist.
Billy Emerson, the negro minstrel, had
a 'me words with Jack Howard, the Treas'-
urer of Wilson's Opera House, in a hack
about four o'clock this. morning, and shot
him, the ball taking effect in the forehead
and glancing, passed under the scalp and
came out on the back of the head. Emer
son was arrested,, but was subsequently
admitted to ball to appear Oetober Ist for
examination. A woman was the cause of
the affair. Howard was not much hurt.
Large Fire in Hostel'. -
Ll 3 Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
BosToN, September Q.l--A. Lire broke out
early this morning among a quantity of
packing materials in the upper portion of a
six - story 1: . •loeic,
,1•Tqa.,131 to 137 Congress
street. The fire was confined - to the upper'
stories, but eonsinerable damage was'done
by water to occupants'of the other stories,
including the Boston stained:and cut glass
.words owned:by. 171 M. Cook, Slavic Crum.;
bly, flint glass cutters; Bogg Halgood,
,wholesale.idealers in ,boots , and shoes, and
others.' 'The'billidirig was damaged to the
extent of $B,OOO to $10,000; mostly insured.
Eaten'lie Fire In- Alstead, Mass. -
Oman Dtspetch tti tpe rlttatearglj Gazette.
CONCORD, N. H., September 6.--A destruc
tive fire took pkice in Alstead 011'Thursday
it, consuming the Paper Mill of Pren
tice Scripture, the Post Ofllce, the dwell
ing,•grocery store and- stable •of Timothy.
'Tufts, and badly darnagingllia store of Mr.
Lowell and two dwelling houses adjoining.
Masonic Hall, over the Post Office, was also
destroyed. Loss not yet estimated and it
is supposed the property was mostly insiir
CRY Telvtritah t'o the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
HUDSON; N. Y., September 5. The.Dem
ocratie Convention of the 12th diFtrict to
day nominated Hon. Chas. W. Heaton c of
Poughkeepsie, for Member of Congress.
Letter from' Gen. Forrest'Concerning Ills
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
NASHVILLE. September s.—Thekfilowing
is a copy of General Forrest's letter to Mr.
Woodward,correspondent of the Cincinnati
Commereia l f: • . .
Memphis, September 3, 18G8.—DEAR SIR:
I have just [read your letter in the Commer
cial giving report of my conversation on
Friday. la-t. Ido not think .you would in.;
tentionally isrepresent me but you have
done so, an I suppose because you misun
derstood ity tneaning. The portions of your
letter to w i 111 object are corrected in the
ollowing a agraph:
I protnis d the Legislature' my personal
influence a d aid in maintaining order and
enforcing t e laws. I have never advised
the people o resist any law, but to submit
to the laws until' they-can be corrected by
lawful legislation. I said the militia bill
would occasion no -trouble, unless they
violated the law by cturyisig out the
Govenor's proclamation, which I be
lieve to be unronstitutional and in
violation of law, in shooting men down
without trial, as recommended by that
proclamations I said it was reported and
believed that there are for.y thousand Ku
Klux in Tennessee,
and I believe the or
ganization stronger ln other States. I meant
to imply, when I said that 'Ku Klux recog
nize the Federal Government, that they
would obey all State laws. They recognize
all laws and will obey them, so .1 have
been informed, in protecting peace=
able citizens from oppression from any
quarter. I did not say that any man's
house was picketed. I did not mean to
convoy the idea that I would raise any
troop, and more than that, no than could
do it in five days, even if they wore organ
ized. I said that General Grant was at
Holly-Springs and not at Corinth. I said
the charge against him was false. Did not
use the word liar. I cannot consent
to remain silent in the matter, for
ir I did so, under an incorrect
impression of my pels mal views, I might
be looked upon as ono desiring a conflict,
when in truth I am so adverse to anything'
of the kind that I will niake.any honorable
sacrifice to avoid it. Hoping that I may
have this explanation placed before your
readers, I remain, very respectfully,
[Signed] N. II..FORREST. -
What General Forrest terms a proclama
tion by Governor Brownlow was simply an
editorial of the Knoxville Whig.
The Committee appointed by the Legisla
ture to wait on President Johnson consists
of Senator IV isen9r anti lteptesentatives
Atzce and Hamilton
Tae Militia 1.111 0 3111101* i ti I . Senate ill
a shape to satisiv (he liouse, HI will prob
ably fail a.togetiter.
The Conway , Coimt) Difficulty Adjusted--
A Bloody Tragedy,
By Telegraoh to the Pittburych Gozett.l
MEMPHIS, Sept. s.—Arltansas papers to
the Ist are received. Everything is quiet .
in Conway county. The belligerents had
been disarmed. .
Governor Clayton, and Don. A. 11. Gar
land, addressed a large number of citizens
at Lewisburg on the 29th, counseling mu
The Ardakelphia (Dallas county) St.rit
durd of the 29th ihas a report i that a bloody
tragedy occurred last week n Louisville,
Lafayette county, the extreme southwest
county in the StaVs, resulting in the death
of seven negroes and five white men. The
circumstances of the case were substanti
ally as follows: A negro man had commit
ted a horrid outrage upon a little girl thir
teen years old and the citizens -executed .
summary punishment upon him 1)3 hang
ing. A brother of the' negro went to
town tifter ' the execution and behaved
himself T'n a very insulting and riotqns
manner, using threats against those who
bad hung his brother. The people of the
place, after bearing his insults for some
time, hung him also. Negroes of the town
and neighborhood then collected together
to' the number of some forty or fifty and
made a general attack upon the town, which
was-met by the citizens with the above re-'
Crop reports are very encouraging, par
ticialarly in the southwestern portion of the
State. The crops in Auchita and Columbia
counties are suffering for want of rain.
Outrages by Negroes—A White Citizen
Murdered—Attempt to Outrage a Lady.
LBO- Telegraph to the Plttaburgh Gazette.)
MEMPHIS, Sept. 6.—At three o'clock this
morning a band of negroes went to the \
house of T. A. Alexander, on the Hernando
road, three miles below the city, and called
to him. On his striking alight he was fired
at throm;E, the window and wounded se
verely, but struggled to linden the door,
his wife, in the meantime, escaping
through the back ` door. Before Mr.
Alexander could secure the door four
armed negroes sprang into the room,
firing at him, one ball taking effect in the
chest, mortally wounding him. After sack
ing the home the negroes set it on tire, but
Mrs. Alexander, having alarmed the
neighbors, returned in time to extinguish
the flames. Mr. Alexander is still alive,
but there are no hopes of his recovery. ,A
negro named Mose Cockrell was arrested
to day us one of the parties, and detectives
are on the track of the others.
Last night four negroes entered the house
of Mrs. Laura Jones, at President's Island,
just below the city, and commenced -pil
laging. A negro named Simpson attempted
to outrage her, but in the struggle she se
cured a carving knife and stabbed Simpson
in the groin and chest. Her screams
brought the neighbors to the spot, who sum.
ceeded.in arresting the entire party and
brought them to • the oltAr. They were
lodged in the Station-house. Simpson is
not expected to live.
A Family Murdered.
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
LOPIBVI int, Sept: 5.—A Garman named
Williob his wife and two children, residing
at RandolPh Station, ten miles below the
city, on the Louisville •and Nashville Rail
road, were found dead in their dwelling on
Thursday MOri;iing. The deed is supposed
to have been committed by negroes for the
small amount of one hundred dollars which
Willich was known to possess. An axe
'found in the house leads to the belief that
they were struck down with it.
Fatal Lamp Explosion.
[By TelegrePh to the Pittsburgh Guette.l
RIVERSIDE, N. J., September s.—Regina
Mathias and Mary Mathias. aged twelVo
and fifteen years respectively, died this
morninerom burns caused by the explo
sion of a fluid lamp while filling it Thurs•.
Immigration to Canada.
B y Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Guette.l
MONTREAL, September s.—Twentv r three
thousand two hundred and severity-six emi
grants arrived at Toronto during the present
year, of whom only three thousand ono
hundred and one remained in Canada.
A Respectable Lady Arrested and Brutally
Dra.gged to the Mayor's Office—Arrest
of the Officers—An - Arbitrary Order.
The respectable portion of our citizens
were thrown into a turmoil of excitement
Saturday night by the perpetration of a
most flagrant outrage under color of law,
the am st of the wife of one of our most
respectable citizens by a policeman, and
dragging her in a rough and inhuman man
ner to the Mayor's office, for no offence
whatever. The facts in the case are as
About nine o'clock Saturday evening,
Mrs. Dake, wife of Dr. B. F. Dake, residing
on Penn street, loft her residence, accom
panied by a colored boy who is employed
by the Doctor, in search of a colored cook.
It appears that the colored girl for whom
they were looking had made application to
Mrs. D. a short time since for a situation,
She was requested to leave her address and
was informed that the sittiation would prob
ably be open in a few days when, if she
was not engaged, she could have it.
At the time stated Mrs. D. was looking
for the colored girl, to have her 'come to
work Monday morning. The girl had
stated that she resided on Strawberry alley,
and thither Mrs. b. went in search of her.
Not knowing the precise location of the
house, she stopped several times and in
quired, and when'. she cciitrie near Grant
street she noticed a man following them.
She turned down Grant street to go home,
intending to give up the search, and 'when
at the corner of Grant and Seventh the
man, who had followed her all the way
through the alley, was still close behind
them. : She became alarmed and stepped
into a, grocery store on Seventh street,
under Mozart Hall, intending to await the
arrival of her husband, for whom she was
about to send the boy who accompanied
her. Before she had time to give the
proper directions to the boy, officer Robb,
of the Mayor's police, came in and arrested
her and, calling to Patrick Keller to assist
him, dragged her out of the store in a rude
manner and started to the lockup with her.
The lady remonstrated, thld the officer who
she was, where she resided and what her
business was, but all to no purpose. She
made some resistance. when the inhuman
fellow placed the "nippers" on her arms
and:dragged her on until he reached the
corner of Smithfield and Flth streets,
where, meeting officer Williams, Robb
called upon him for assistance. Williams,
it is stated, ordered Robb to remove 'the
ppers" from her arms, and the two pro
eeeued with the lady to the corner df
Smithfield and Diamond alley, where it
appears they were met by a responsible
gentleman who said that he knew who the
lady was, and requested them to let - her
go, that lie would take her to the office,
and they es , uld follow him: They objected
to this arrangement however, and forced
the lady along to the Mayor's office. The
'man Keller, it appears, was the ruffian
who had been following Mrs. Dake, and.
when site went into the store, called the
attention of Robb to the fact that a woman
was in the store accompanied by a negro,
and upon.this information the arrest was
made. Keller followed the party to the
Mayor's office, as did also the negro boy,
and in a few momenterthe office was filled.
The excitement was beginning to run high,
and in order to quell it Robb and Keller
were placed under arrest, and locked up,
and'Mrs. Dake placed in a carriage and con
veyed to her bgme.'
The lady subjected 'to the brutal treat
ment was very ill after the. excitement of
the occasion had passed away, and at times
on Saturday night her life was despaired
Of, her nerves having been put to so severe
a test. At best she is but a delicate wo
man, weighing perhaps not an hundred
pounds, and yet, in accomplishing her un-_
warrantable arrest, two great over-grown
men used "nippers," appliances invented
for muscular prisoners alone.
Yesterday morning Dr. Dake appeared
at the Mayor's office and made information,
charging Robb with aggravated assault and
battery, and Williams and Keller with as
sault an &battery. The accused were arrested
and.held for a hearing at three o'clock. At
that hour the 'parties appeared, the prose
cution being represented by Messrs. Mar
shall, Wilson and Woodward, Esqs., while
the defendants were without counsel. Mr.
Marshall, on behalf of the prosecution,
wished to know whether the accused de
sired a hearing, and if not, _desired that
they be held in competent bail to answer
at court. -
- The Mayor advised them to waive a
hearing, which advice they accepted, and
ho then held Robb to bait in the Sum of
three thousand dollars, and the others in
two thousand each for their appearance at
court. Williams procured bail, and the
others were committed in default..
The case, as we have already stated, is at
tended with considerable interest,and there
is is great deal of speculation as to who is
really the responsible party. The officers
making the arrest are doubtless amenable
to the law, but law and public opinion are
two different things, and consequently
their verdicts do not always agree. It is a
well knitilTn fact that the Mayor has given
orders, or instructions, to his officers to ar
rest all'women they find on the streets untit
tended'after certain hours, an order without
either precedent or law, yet it has been gen
erally enforced, and the ease above alluded
to is uo more nor less than the result of
that order. The Officer making the arrest
was informed by Keller that the woman
was a street Walker, and that his ordors re
quired him to arrest all persons of that
class he found on the streets after certain
hours, and although he may have eitceeded
his authorliy, he was only: doing what he.
supposed to be his duty. The presump
tion that a police officer should know every
lady be meets, and be able to say
:whether she is a respectable woman or a.
"Woman of the town," is . a very broad
one indeed, , and if an officer; act
ing under that arbitrary order should err -
in his judgment and arrest one of the
flormer, when - the - circumstances of the case
would- lead him to believe he was doing his
duty, the law- would - doubtless hold him
responsible, while public opinion would
melt certainly condemn the man who pro
mulgated the order. r
That such an order exists or did exist
will not* disputed. We were so informed
by the Mayor himself, and in confirmation
of it have seen on more than one instance
women brought into the' watch-house and
locked up upon no other charge, except
that they were found on the street "after
Certain hours." Within the past three
weeks a young girl of respectable appear.
ante way .arrested on Sixth street and
taken to the lock -up, where shoats ed that
she bad been at work and was returning
home.to PerMaYlvatiia' avenue, • when she
was arrested. The Officer was interrogeted,
and 'said she , ' was not, -.molesting
any one, - but that ' orders
were to arrest all women found on the street
after "certairNiours."; 'A meniber of:the
pollee force said he knew the girl; she
lived on tho avenue, a few doors from
where he resided, and that he would take
her to her home. The privilege was not
granted, however. The captain of t;
night watch stated that his orders were ex
plicit and he would obey them, lie was
instructed by the Mayor; he said, to lock
all women up• who were arrested on the
street after "certain hours" without pro
tection, and the girl was locked up and
kept till morning.
The order to arrest women on the street
after "certain hours," even though it be'
qualified so as to extend to the demi monde
alone, is an arbitary one .and without - the
color of either law or common sense to sup
port it, and every officer making such an
arrest, when the party arrested has com
mitted no breach of the peace, or been
guiltypf the violation of a city, ordinance.
is liable to a prosecution for assault and
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 4, 1868.
EDITORS GAZETTE appears to IRO
our city officials while improving Second
street (now avenue) during the present
summer, did not extend their observations
down town far enough, or they would have
Paid some attention to those outrageous,
animal wagon breaking gutter
crossings at Ross, Grant and Smithfield
street. Just think of it. In three squares
five gutters crossing one of the principal
outlets of our city. They would be a dis
grace to any place, not to speak of a city,
and to be crossing an avenue. Now these
gutters are bad enough in summer time,
but how very much in winter when filled
with ice and slush; scarcely a day then but
you meg see a horse down in one of them,
taken off his feet in efforts to take his load
through them instead of over them if things
were as they should be..
We think iron gutters, such as we have
on other streets, at the above mentioned-
Doints would not require a very great ex
penditure, while it would certainly add to
the appearance of our avenue, it would be
of very great benefit to those having occa
sion to travel that portion of it. ,
If we can't have Nicolson pavement
without gutters, let us have the cobble
stones as level as pcssible.
BRIEF NEWS ITEMS.
—Sanford E. Church has been in Wage:
ington, consulting with the President rela
tive to political matters and appointments
in New York.
—Secretary McCulloch has ordered a still
further reduction of forces in the differ
ent Custoni Hou3es, and says he s deter
mined that those employed shall earn
their pay by work.' •
old lady named Gulg,er was run
over Saturday afternoon on the Reading
railroad, north of Philadelphia, and killed.
Shortly after an unknown woman was
run over and killed by a train of freight
Complete returns from all but six small
towns in Vermont give Page a majority of
be six towns.nothear3 from gave
two hundred Republican majority last
year. Therefore Governor Page's majority
will be about 27,000. •
Suit for Libel.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Eiszette.
BOSTON', Sept. s—Frank Leslie, of New
York, has sued the proprietor of the Bos
ton Post for libel, claming damages, in
$20,000. The obnoxious paragraph stated
that Leslie had arrived at 'Richfield
Springs with a lady and two fast horses,
and it is asserted by the prosecutor that the
pai•agraph intimated unchaste relatioLs be
tween the lady and himself.
PRONIINCIA3fENTOS, or recitals of griev
ances enforced by insurrection, have be
come of such common occurrence hi Mexico,
that the mania has extended to the college
students. Recently, the under graduates of
the Ohihuahue Institute broke out into in
surrection, on accountOt some wrongs in
flicted upon them by the, authorities, and
now we hear of a similar movement on the
part,of the students of the College of San
Ildefonso, of Mexico city; Because of the
alleged badness of their food, they issued a
pronunciamento, routed and imprisoned
their professors and the servants of the in
stitution, including the obnoxious cook,
and then began breaking up the furniture of
the place. Governor Baez, of the district of
Mexico, heard of this; and with a - company ,
of soldiers interfered, conquered the rebel
lious students, released the professors, and
had seven of the leading insurgents placed
ABOUT TWO WEEKS STEM as a little Sea
of William Conway, residing in. Syracuse,
N. Y., was crossing the bridge near the
he was struck on the head by a ball
club in the hands of an unknown boy.
The head was cut somewhat, bnt nothing
serious was expected from the injury. The
boy was around for eight or ten days, and
up to Friday last appeared in his usual
health, and did not complain much of his
injury. On Friday he was taken - with spells
of stupidness, and a physician was sum
moned. The boy continued to grow worse,
and the doctor opened the wound on his
head and found that the skull bone was de
pressed somewhat, resting on the brain.
The trepanning operation was preformed,
but to no purpose, as the lad continued to
grow worse, and died at eight o'clock Tues
day evening. The name of the boy who
struck him is not known.
FLAX CULTIVATION IN IRELAND.—A. re
turn recently issued of Great Britain shows
from the office of the General — the
number of acres cultivated in flax -in the
several counties of.lrelaud in 1867 and 1868.
From this return there appears to he a de
crease of 49,811 acres, the totals being: In
1867, 253,257 acres; in 1868, 206,446 acres.
This , decrease was distributed over the
country thus: In Connaught there was a
falling off of 1,072 acres,
,in Leinster of
2,890, in Munster 441, and in Ulster the de
crease was no less than 42,408 acres. In
every county there was a decrease of culture
of this article, except one (Wicklow), which
exhibits a small increase—that is, in 1862
there was one acre under flax in that coun
ty; this year it has advanced to six.
Tun EGYPTIAN LOTUS, which, it is
stated, grows luxuriantly in the shallow
watei bordering Lake 'Erie, near the month
of the River Raisin; is now in full bloom.
There are large fields of this plant in that
vicinity, and the blossoms are very large
and very fragrant. Detroit papers Speak or
a blossom which measures 12 inches in
diameter,_ while theleaf of ' the plant is 32.
inches - in diameter. ' ' -
ST. TIIOIIAI3.IX=TILE-EAST, the district in
Jamaica where the insurrection took place
In the latter part of 1865, it is reported, is
again in a state of excitement, and a repe
tition of the troubles among the colored.
population Is feared. Judge Masheder, it is
alleged, is making violent harangues, cal
culated to incite another rising, and a great,
uneasiness prevails In the district.