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13 . easuter Spinner;.on the Snip ,
sect of Specie Payment—The
Paraguayan -- Matter Letter
mentiblis - for Christmas.
(8Y Telegiah to the ttiburith Gazette.)
WeIEMEINGTO , December 24, 1868.
ViinAsusanspzimms ox.SPEOLS PA:rid:EMT.
, 11c13. - Vreasurer SpilAttei, , in a letter to ths
BOIL David Wilder, of Massachusetts, con-,
demns the latter's plan for the resumption of
specie payment, by striking doivtilistantly,
at one blow. the nominal value of the U.
legal tender notes to an arbitrary , value of
only three-fourths of its face, as forced and
- vkilenti. and argues It would Cause-jar and , '
confusion- - and nalachlel, not only lti.monsE
tary, but in all business affairs. , ; Re eulc!-.,
gises Gov. Morton's bill -as, proposing le
. build up aid' foster the appreciation of - the
greenback to the par value of 'gold, by a
proems so gradual, gentle and smooth, that
the, change would, scarce be perceptible by
• tbe debtor dr eteditor and both alike would
be able to meet their ' businesi calculations
and business an'angements from time to
time during tlie process of appreciation with
such accuracy that no serious harm would
come to either classes. He, however, prefers
to)iee the bill amended invarlons Radian
,,, • lhrs: The twoleading ones are : fink;
banks should not be permitted to remain in
suspension for a day, much less six Months,
after resumption by the Treaaary of the
Milted Statesf and, second, the dividends
on government stocks belonging to banks,
but held in trust by the Tresnrer as secu
,`, rity for the redemption of their circulating
t notes should be retained by the treasurer
and not'paid oveglo the banks, to be held
by them until the day of redemption, and
the selection of these dividends. should
'commence a year earlier than Proposed by
the bill. ' .
TILE EXPEDITION TO PARADITAT—LETTER
• - A fetter to the Secretary of the Navy,
• from Admiral Davis, dated "Aboard the
says: ands shipanchored in this roadstead
on the 4thinst., having in company the
, Kansas: The Qiiinnebang.and:Pawnee ar
rived subsequently. Gen. McMahon is in
structed by the Secretary of State ,to ,stop
' at Rio long
_enough to communicate with
r• Mr. Webb, and also at Montevideo and
Buenos ,Ayres to communicate with the
OPetsande_and ligation there, andnsoer
• I fain whether the military obstacles to his
, passage_u_p the river heretofore apprehend
ncthave 'been removed. Commonleetions
tut - thiaenhject havi been addressed to the
governments of. thaguay and the Azgen
t tans Republic try the Minister Resident, Mr.
Worthington, replies to which will
probably be - received. I shall pro
need -to,in ,the steamer Wasp,
taking Gen. The Pawnee, Quin
nebang and Kansas will go np the Parana
and remit:mous at Diamtic, one of the lals-
I sea, which will give me command of the
river, and there await further orders. I
have, communicated freely and fully with
Mr. Worthington`and Mr. Washburn, and
my intercourse with both these gentlemen
has been satisfactory. Mr. Bliss, according
' to latest accounts, from Paraguay, contin
nes in the service', of President Lope; and
113 engaged io the preparation of a work on
- Paraguay. The rise of the river has fortu-
T nately begun a month earlier than usual;
. but for this it would have been impossible
to take therPOwnee, Quinebang and Kansas
np .the river; and even now the task is an
arduous one, it being difficult to larry
ii twelve feet through some of the passes.
The health of the squadron continues
- All the- public departments were closed
toileq at oneo'elock. No business will be
trsumasted to-morrow. The purchase of
preaentii and other arrangementi for Christ..
mas have been more ejttenst ye than on any
Previous 'oeetwion. •
• The Blockade of. Hayden Ports—Outrage
- • " on Shipping.
CDT Telegraph to the. Pittsburgh Gazette.]
ilivsarA; - Decembei 3.4. - -AdVices fruin
HI4 II . state that. an Ellglbih and French
fleet went._ to, Gonavies to demand. the
!, French ship Livida and. the - American
schooner De Hart, which were capjared by
G ' e&Chevaller charged with 'attempting
o.;,run the .blockade. of St. Marko. The
velisols were released and Gen. Chevalier
oillered indetimiltY for the. outrage, which
• e zWitEr accepted by' the Captain - of the French
vessel. The Captain of the De Hart refused
to •ii,ept the indemnity, and left his vessel
• The blockade id Hayti,hasbeen declared
effective and %recognized by all the foreign
ministers. Vessels -going into ports not
held by theniivernment,and captured are
• legal prises. The United States steamer
4 Merit° arrived at Port-an-Prince, Decem
ber 4th. Toe Haytten"war steamer,Alexan
drUtad. captured 'five masters laden with
suptdies for the rebels.
4 Ku Klux Outrages in Kentucky.
1' Ist i'vtesrapti to the Pittsburgh Gazette., •
EVANSVILLE, Ind.,- December 24.—Seve
t, ral Intrages have been committed' in the
past,,few days by armed and masked Ku-
Klu,k in Union county._ - Kentucky. On
Friday night from • ten to twenty of the
Klan shot three negrees, two at; the Sal
phut Springs ard . ene 'at Sforgantield. At
the tatter place they entered the negro's
L bongs and shot him while in bed with his
wife,: In return he..eh4t - and dangerottaly
wounded one of the Klan. He was after
: wards shot through four times, beaten with
; a hot shovel: and left apparently'dead.`The
other negroes -are not :mortally wounded.
On the same night five . men wentio the
.tonserof a' negro in the same county; made
him get out of bed and stand while they
lin'tarn outraged the 'person of his • wife.
The Sheriff has succeeded; with the aid of
a posse °fries in, arresting , five of the'
1 supposed u-Kiux. The county is - greatly
ij excited, and Morganiield is guarded night
ly by the citizens :
The Apprehended .Trouble in Louisiana.
toy Te)eigaph to the Pittsburgh onen.l
~Nsw 1101.3 * i.igszis,lDecember 24.—Lient.
Gov. Dunn having sent the dispatch
,to Louisiana Senators attributed to him by
the New York Tribune Washington special,
!;labout the apprehended trouble upon the
meeting of the Legislature. He sent no
fs, dispatch to them or any one else, but some
.time ago, in writing to a Senator, ineiden
,.. tallypentioned.there. were. vague -rumors
.f,; of apprehernted trouble, but he attached no
4: 4 z importance to them, and had forgotten the
4 , circumstance.
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Proclamation of Pardon to Late
Rebels—Jeff. Davis, Breckin•
ridge, Mason and Slidell !nein
,ded.' . ,
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Itty Telgraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
WASHINGTON, December 24, 1868.
President.: Uohneon ha# Icencd the follow
By the President of the United States of
America: A PnocramaTiort.
Where:Ls ' The President ; of the Unit e d
States hasheretoford set fmth ietdraT pro* .
lamations offering amnesty and pardott i Lb
Dersons_who had, been or . .mere concerndd
in the late rebellion - againet the laarffil "au;
othority of the Government of the United
:States, which proclamations were severally
issued on"the ,Bth day of-December4 184
on the 26th day of ffiareli,•!lBB4, on the 29th
day of•MaY, 1865, on the! 7th day of Sep
tember, 1867, and otitheAth. day of July in
the present year;
And whereas, The authority of the' Fed
eral Government having been re-establish
' ed in all the States and Territories within
theijarisdiction of the United. States, It is
belleied that such prudential reservations
and exceptions as at the dates of said sey
end proclamations were deemed necessary
and proper may now be wisely and justly
relinquished ; and that universal, amnesty
and pardon tor: 'participation in said rebel
lion e x tended to all who have borne any
part therein will tend to secure permanent
peace, order and prosperity thMusholit the
land, and toxenew and fully restore cond..
*donee and fraternal feeling among the
whole people, and their respect for and at
tachment to the National Government, de
signed by its patriotic founders for the gen
eral good ,
Now, therefore, be it known, that . I, An
drew Johnson, President. of the United
States, by virtue of the power, and authori
ty in me vested by the Constitution, and in
the name of., the sovereign people ' of
the 'United • States, do; hereby pro-
claim!: and declare unconditionally and !
without reservation, to all and to every per
! son who directly or indirectly , participated
in the late insurredien or rebellion, a full
pardon and amnesty for the offence of trea
son against the nited States, or of adher
ing to their enemies during the late idyll
war, with the restoration of all rights, priv
ileges and immunities under the Constitu
tion and the Laws which have been`made
in pursuance thereof.; !.
In testimony wherebf I have signed these
presents with my halal and have caused
the seal of the United States to be hereunto
- Done at the City of Washington; thei2,6th
day of December t in the year of our Lord,
1868, and of the independence of the United
States of America the ninety-third.
[By the President.] 1
F. W. litaWAnrcActing Seely. of Btate.
The fall pardon and, amnesty proclama
tion just Issued by President ,Johnson -in
cludes Jeff Davis, - J. C. Breckiiiridge, Jacob
Thompson, Mason . ; Slidell - and an others.
who were directly or indirectly en&aged in
the late insurrectiOnor rebellion. Thepar
ties above named-are now an -. foreign cotin-
''BRIjErTEM3RitMS;' , 'H'''
—TheldanChester OottofilDlls are to be
run only three days in the week • tor' the
—The amount of internal revenue tax re
funded during the past three years is stated
at two and a half millions.
—The Trustees of the Philadelphia ' Gas
Company have been authorized to borrow .
$1,500,000 for improvements.
—The State Auditor of Virginia fowarded
to Europe £7,500 to pay the July interest
on the two per cent. State debt.
Johns Church, et Waterbury, Ccmn;,
Was destroyed by fire - Thursday morning.
Loss 11.00,000; insured for .35,0 N).
—The Pacifloßallroad will be completed'
to Echo Canon, nine hundred and - seventy.
five miles west of Omaha. next. week.
—The Reformed Dutch Church at Ghent,
New York, one of the most costly in the
country, was burned on Thursday morn-
—Alrame boarding-bons• in - Evaniiville,
Indiana, known, as the "Bull's Head," was
destroyed by Are yesterday norninig. Loss
about $5,000.• • •
—The Board of Asaensore of 8t: Louie
have returned the population of St:Lotlle
city'and county at 241,071, an Inareasa4f
83,251 since 1864.
—The bark Annie W. Weston, from Phil
adelphia, went ashore on the Pacific coast,
thirteen miles south of Golden Gate, on
Wednesday morning. .
,The provision store of .toshua L. Weeks,
at Portland, Me., was destroyed by fire yes
terday afternoon. Loss estimated at about
112,000; insured fer 15,300.
—A fire occurred at the Atxtherstsbursr
lunatic asylum,Wednesday night. by
which one woma was suffocated and two
others badly burned. The building was
saved with great difficulty.
—At the Theater Comique , Boston,Wed
nesday night, George Malt scne hifter,
aged twenty-four years, was instantly
killed by falling a distance of-twenty-five
feet from the flieS to the "stage.
—A fire at Decotah, lowa, -on Thursday
morning, destroyed two groceries, two sa
loons, one shoe store, one tailoring estab
lishment, one harness shop, one dwelling
house and a barber, shop. Loss about
—Rufus Paiterson, Of the finii of . 'George
Patterson ds &in, while _walking -on- th e
street, in Memphis, :last night, had.his
Tight leg almost carried away" by a sky
rocket, • He is in' a dying condition: A
stranger was also Seriously wounded at the
—A petition of - . - -the Sr. Louis National
banks to the county court for a .stay of the
collection of tax on stook until the legality
of the law can , be' decided by the United
States Supreme Court, has been ,denied.
The amounD dile from the St, Louis banks
is between 130t000 andf100,000: -
—Efghty-three acres of land adjoining
Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, have beep
given to the city by Jesse George, the own
eri.on the condllior, that the authorities
pay him 15,000 per annum during. the rest
of his life. Mr: George is slity.five"years
of age, and the property is worth 1300,099.
.1-In the case of Silly Anderson,. under
sentence of death, - and who Was released
by ,Judge Underyrood, arid. arrested a few
days afterwards by the , city 'authorities 'of
Richmond, Va., tho , Mayor .has applied to
Genaral Stonennut. to know iibat to dowlth
her, as the coutity authorities have made
no requisition for her. • •
—William P.. Wright 'has been arrested
at. New York City, charged - with, selling
fraudulent passage tickets on.the railways
running West. A IWenty-dolliir Chicago
ticket was sold by him for fotirteen dollars.
He had - charge of what purported to be a
railway ticket office at. 2pB Broadway, and
an assortment of implementslor the man
ufactureof.bogns tickets was seized on the
premises. The exact dimensionsof the
fraud are incalculable at present. Wright
was held for examination.
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EngliskiVlipv di Alokerican
minces—l Onflrene onthe East
ship Disaster. in Asia. Minor
Greek Government Asks for a
Levy Of TroOps. - • --
ißy.Telegraioti urt , bwrlttsburall Gazette.j
LOAD* - Deist - mbar The London
Times this morning, in reviewing the
recent retiOre of the Treaittrer of the
'United Statesiderive4 altogether a fits
heartening view of American finances.
It is • regarded as almost certain than;
France and.Efiglanffwill-jolit. In the con
Mende for Settling the eastern question.
LONDON, December 24.—The Judicial
Committee of the Privy Council have ren
dered a decision in the case of-Martin la.
MacKonehie, on an appeal from ajuagment
tin the Court of Arches, by Sir R. Phillip
'more. The charges-. against. MacKonchie
were- kneeling ,or prostrating before the
Consecrated Elements, and the use of
lighted candles: This Privy'council, after a
lengthy:hearing and consideration, to:day
announced their decision against MacKon
chic, and in condemnation of the praatices
cnarged ageing him. •
vice Chancellor Sir M. Gifford succeedi
the new Lord Chancellor, Sir Wm. Page
Wood, as one of the Lords of-histice of the`
Court of Appeals hi Chancery. Mr. James
has been appointed a Vice Chancellor to
fill vacancy: caused by protnotion of Sir
MARSEILLM, December 24.—Dispatches
have been received here eying the partic
ulars of a dreadful accidenitwhich occurred
recently near Smyrna. in Asia Miner. No.
2 of the Egyptian Mail Steamers came in
collision in the Gulf of Smyrna, and it is
said that over two hundred passengers
were killed by the -shock.
LxvEnroor..,. December 24.—The steamer
CI ofAntwerp, - which arrived here on the
M- , d inst., reports having passed the ship
Columbia, of the Anchor Line, on the 19th
il2 longitude 22, On the usual route.
ATHENIS, December 23.—The Greek Gov
ernment has asked , of the Chambery an ex.
tiaordlnary levy of tFoope.l The National
Guard has been mobilized.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
LiVEriPoot, December 24. —To.morrow
being Christmas, the Brokers' Circular was
issued to.day. Cottpn; sales of the week,
81,000 tales, whichl6,ooo were Air export
and pri_speculation; . stock &IWO
bales, of which 59,008aliTholti-the.Arafied
States; the market today was quiet, 'with
sales ten thousand bales middling uplands
at lOgid, and Dries= at 103 d: 13readatuffs
-Wheat I.ls lid for California white, and
Os 10dalOs Tor red* *lnter.' Flour . 268 6d.
Corn 88X9d. Oath 3s 7d. ' Barley" ss. Peas
455. - Provhdona--Pork 87s '6d lbr mess.
Beef 105 s for prime' mess. Lard heavy at
66s 6d. Cheese 695. Bacon 545. Turpen
tine. 263 6d. Tallow 48s 6d. Refitted Pe
troleum Is 7d. Manchester market steady.
LOwnow, December 24.—Tallow 495, Cal
cutta Linseed 575a576 68. Bank of England
bullion increased 450,000 pounds sterling
on the week:
ANTWERP, December 24.—Petroleim 63
fra; holders ask 1-2 fr more
Lonnorr December 24.—Evening.—Con
sole, 934 fai , money; and 92% for account.
American !securities quiet;• Sevenaltirti,
74%; Erie, 21334;'IWnbia Central, '94y 4 .
FEANKFOIVA December 24.—Boncia weak
• i The Cuban Insurrection.
Mg Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gasette.3
- HAVANA;tiecembei 24.—N0 reliable in
formation cane be obtained in reference to
the Insurrection, bqt'rnany 'rumors' are in
cireidation. It is stated that by troops In
the Eastern department are concentrating ,
to attack Bayames, end if ble to' light
a decisive battle: - --.‘ ' •
Commerce is languishing •and credit is
km.•'-ftlifrchanta and artisans are all desir
ous'of an end to the present condition.
Prisoners continue to arrive '
and the prig
ens. and fbrts are already well filled.-
The English mail steamer is overdue and
fears forher safety are entertained.
A heavy northern wind is.prevailing.
Business will be entirely suspended until
the let of Januar*, in consequence of the
festivities of holy week.
Captain General Lersundi gave a splendid
banquet yesterday to Gen. W. T. Smith,
President of the International Oceanic
Telegraph Company. Toasts wsregiven
and speeches made expressive of a qeslre
for the preservation of peace and•good rela
tions between Spain and , the United States.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh
Donor'', December 24.—The -engine and
one passenger car otNtbe inivard. bound
train on the Maine Railroad on Wednesday
evening raw Into an. open draw yea r the
State Prbton Bridge in Charlestoith. For
tunately nobody was hurt..
The. Whale n Asussinatiot Case:
thy Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Oszette.
TORONTO, December 24.—Aoplication for
leave to appeal in the Whalen case waslaid
over for argument before a fall Appeal
`Court du the 31st. - The prisoner has been
farther respited until the lst of February.
Markets by Telegraph.
Ngw ORLEANS, December 24.--Cottqn;
receipts to-day, 6,677 bales; receipts.for fhe
weak, net 80,897, gtoss 81,489; exports to
day, 1,888 bales; for the week, to Liverpool
9,958, to the Continent 1,195, coastwise 7,594;
stook on hand, -183,288 bales;• middlings
firm. at; 88334 c; sales to-day, 4,800; for the
week, 29,150. O vid lBsi. Sterling 'Ex
change, 147(; Commwrote!, • 145%8146M.
New York Sight 1-2 per cent. discount.
Sagan and Molasses active at yesterday's
prices; revApta all sold. Floor—low grades
higher; superfine $7,50; double extra $0,50a
,treble extra, $8,00a8,50. Corn firm at
80c: Oats 650. Bran uncluenied. Hay is ,
quiet at $26 for prime. Pork firm at ;26,75
a 29. Bacon scarce' and higher; should:7
140; clear rihialialBMcf,olear aides 19 1-2 •
hams 47a180. -lard—tierce 18'1-4318 ;
keg 190. Whisky quiet and firm; :western
receipts $1,17 .Coffee steady; Sir. 141.4
__prime 16:1-2a170. _
Caicano; December 24.—A1l t he markets
to-night are quiet. No. 1 Wheat 'was of at 81,11`; but no' sales were, made.
Corn and Oats inactive and nominally un
changed. Provisions quiet-end steady,— I
NASHVILLE December 24.—The cotton
market is dull; low middling 22c; good to
ordinary 213i0. -
FOVI O'CLOCK A. M.
(mph to the rlttebergh °Anne.] - .
NEI* Yonk, Decembef24, 1858.
Chief Justice - Chase hag . consented to pre
side, at the banquet to be given : Professor
Morse at Delmonico's, on the 'l9th instant.
Among the distinguiseg . gett l lemen to , be
present On ,that occasi o n are ward Thorn
ton, the British: Minlitisr Professor Gold
win Smith, General , itoatsdorf,, Danish
Minister of War, Theodore Woolsey, Presi
dent of Yale College,.F. A. Earriard: Pres.
ident of, Cc:gamble: Collegi, Ames Kendall,.
Ex.-Governor curtin and many . others.
Telegleph instruments ' will be' brought into
the, -banquet Minn' and' communications
sent and received from all parts.of the world..
i At a, meeting of the heirs of Anneke
Jans, , at 'Orange, N. S.,' yesterday, a coda
mittde was appointed - prosecute' the
claim against Trinity Church in the United,
States'Seprenie Court, at their own risk,
and to receive ten per cent. only own . risk,
The liabilities of Turnbell, Slade & Co.,
dry, goods dealers, Who have failed, are
;1,600,000. Their Woks, however, show a
surplus of 1250,000, and it is though, they
may be able to make a settlement and go
on with their business. ,
'Wendell Phillips, in the Antz=Slavery
S4andard. to-day, opposes vehemently the
repeal of the tenure-of-office bill.
In the, Belmont vs. Erie Railroad case
argument was had to-day before Judge
Cardoza on a motion to vacate the order ap
pointing Gratz Nathan referee to take the
affidavit Of the Vice President
of the RwlDecision was reserved.
District Attorney Courtney publishes a
letter in the Evening Poet, denying an re
sponsibility for/the postponement of y
trial of parties indicted for whisky fiends,
and says he is ready, able and willing to
try any or, all of these ,pase& as goon WI he
can have opPortnnity to do so.
Heinrich Shaffer, the alleged German
wife murderer, surrendered under the ex
tradition treaty, left on , the steamer Maine
for Bremen to-day in the custody of Deputy
Marshal Dwyer. " _
The Sun things it cannot be wrong in an
nouncing that Hon. E. B. Washburae
be President Grant's Secretary of Interior.
The Western mall due this afternoon was
several honrs behind time here; cause not
A Havana letter says that two telegraph,
operators who accompanied Balmazda from
Puerto Principe were shot by his orders for
having acted in athe interest of. the Insur
The members of the Third Army Corps,
had a re-onion yesterday, at whichiprelim
inary steps were taken, toward bringing to
gether the anriivros of the Army bf the
Potomac in an association similar to those
formed by the Armies of the West. '
Mighty convicts in the New Jersey State
Pilson refused to work on Tuesday after
noon, on account of the alleged tyrannous
conduct of the temporary Snrintendent.
They were so persistent and d etermined in
their demands that it was found necessary
to relieve the obnoxious Superintendent,
whereupon they went to work with cheers.
All business will be suspended • to-mor
row: The Government Stock Board ad
journed to-day till Morfday.'
411110 1 Plign*
Trta Oral itotilz.t.l:Tbe e dottrel'
very fine audience present at the Opera
House last night on Mr.- Booth's 'mirth ap
peszahoe, in his second engagement of the
season. The play, Shakespear's Bprchant
of Venice, was admirkblr put on the stage,
and the great actor -ably sustained his bril
tient reputation in .the personation of the
avaricious Shviock. Miss MoVicker ac
quitted herself in a noble manner in Portia,
a part in which her genius and clever his
titcmie ability shine forth conspicuously.
The stock , company as usual lent able sup
port throughout the perfcirrnanCe.
This afternoon a grand Booth- matinee
wilt *be held, with Shakspear's popu
lar comedy. of Mnch Ado-About.Notbing—
"Benedict, ' Edwin Bbotb, "Beatrice" Miss
AtoVioker. Op Friday evenin_g Othello will
_presented, Mr. Booth as iago and Miss
MoVioker as Amelia. There are plenty of
seats on hand for both occasions. • -
Tomorrow afternoon a grand matinee
will be held, when Hamlet will be -pro
duced, and in the evening the great histrion
will make' his farewell bow-for the season
to 'a. Pittsburgh audience in the "Lady of
Ditutome. BOY op Swinow.—The sterling
drama of, the "Drummer Boy of. Shiloh"
was produced for the fourth time last night
at the Academy before a large and enthuai-
Retie audience. The Rlarls so truthful, so
full of war realities, so, touching and in
spiring as to win its way to, the heart, and
could never prove tiresome, no matter how
_The characters are all ad
mirably sustained; and the rendition of the
play throughout by our home amateurs
would do credit to any stock company in
the country. We trust not one of ourread
ars will fail to attend one of the - fevi remain
ing performances, for we can promise him
in advance a rare entertainment. Miss
Lizzie Mooney, our sWeet-voiced and talent
ed home vocalist, appeared last evening,
singing the sabre song from• Offenbach's
opera of ,the Grand Duchess, in a spirited
sand masterly manner. By special invita
tion she will again appear this afternoon
A. fashionable Christmas Matinee will be
held this afternoon; when many additional
features will be introduced in the pro- I
gramme. To-nignt the performance will
commence at quarter to eight o'clock, and
all should be punctually present at that
honr. • ' • - •
PITTSBITROH THEATRE.—The Female
'Minstrels, at the Old Theatre, are drawing
.full houses and may be considered a good
card for the manager. The entertainments
at -this e-tablishment are of a varied char
actet, and well calculated to ploaie the
lovers of genuine fun and amusement. The
great clog dancers and Ethiopian comme
diens, Sheridan and Mack, are great favor
ites, and their talent adds considerably to
the enjoyment of the exhibition. There
will be a matinee at the "Old Drury" this
afternoon and a performance this evening,
with the entire Varieties company in anew
bill. Two performances to-morrow also.
ORPHANS' FAIR.—The attendance at the
Orphans' Fair, which is
-now being held In
the basement of the Cathedral, was unu
sually Term!, Iwir evening, and the fair
promises to be a greater success than it was
last year. The different boothb were all
doing agood business in the way of sales, a
matter not to be wondered at whi:t welake
Into consideration the many at tractions
WO present, Including t h e sales omen. of
course. The St. PaWs Cathedral Brass
Band is -in attendance every evening and
enllvens,the occasion with excellent music.
Everybody should help the orphans.
- Fefib.—The'Mission •Church A d Society
commenced its second - Annual-Fair at the
Mission Church, corner North f.e.d Avery
streets, Allegheny, last evening'. The at
tendancewas'quite large, and the display
of articles remarkably fine.' Hey. Henry
Highland Garnet delivered the opening ad
dress, after which the occasion WaS%onliv
ened by excellent vocal and instrumental
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NEW YORK CITY.
District Court—Judge Ha pten.
Court met at the usual hon yesterdaY
morning, Judge Hampton presiding.
The case 'of Adam Appel, lessee, and
Elizabeth Denny, , vs. the widow,
heirs ,and devisees of James Woods, de
ceased, yaw/loud/ reported, was resumed,
and after, ainumbei of witnesses had been
eaamined,•'the case was • postponed until
Monday, Januarptth, and Court adjourned. .
The argument will.be resumed on Mon-,
day of next week. • ,
Counnoi.Pleis- 2 1Udge StOwe.
Jacob. 'Lehi ve. Zliaabeth Giiea, ..prev
only reported: The - jury returned the fo
lowing 'ieldich • ' • : • •
'That 'the - said Elisabeth' Gleis is fifty
years of age,;. thit she is now partially in
sane and has been so for a period o 1 three
years and np*arcla last past,: and by .rea
son of such lunacy Is incapable of manag-
ing her estate;, that she resides within the
County of Allegheny,. andhas •tlie follow
ing described meat of kin, :Yourtriz: klizabethlehler'and John Gleis: both
of full ages imd'.WlWtien Gotleib Glels,
both in'theage of minority; 'and that she
is possessed of an interifit in personal es
tate consisting of a lease-hold property, 186
Ohio street, Allegheny, .valued at 125, ati
tither leasehold proporty,lBl Ohio street, Al
legheny. valued at about 82,509, of. bath .of
witich she has an interest of one-third, and
an interest of the , one-third of the an
nual income of real `estate at No:' 244
Ohio street, and No. 9 'Virgin alloy, Alle
gheny, which brings an income In all of,
Samuel PdeCurkan va, James Hastings
Verdict for defendant.
Kuldan vs. McKnight. Motion by de
fendant's counsel for a new trial. ,
' The following cases were disposed of on
Thursday: . •‘' - •
'John Nevergold; ohargeof abandonment,
.on complaint of the wife: The parties re
sided in• Stewartstown, and separated un
der an agreement, drawn by an astute at,-
torney, by which the husband was re
quired to pay the wife one hundred dollars
down and one hundred dollars in six
months, the wife agreeing on her part not
to ask for further support from the hus
band. The agreement was complied with
by the husband as to thefpayment of-the
one hundred dollars down, but be failed
to pay the , second hundred. The Court
held the agreement to be null and void,
but ordered the husband to pay to the wife
twenty dollars in hand, and twelve dollars
per month until ihrther order made in
the premises. , •
Nathan-,Costa was indicted for stealing
hogs, the propertypf Hannah Brooks. The
partleareside in the. old Seventh ward. It
was shown that the defendant took the
hogs under the belief that they belonged to
him, and the iury-acoordingly. acquitted.
Commonwealth vs. John Andersoit, a
lad; indlctifient larceny. - The prisoner
lead guilty. and was sentenced to the
. ouse of Refuge. •
E.R. Gardiner was errs ned don an in
. co rn "
tewart.. The defendant plead none ccinteri.
e, and *as sentenced to plait tine of
John MCO.nit Was charged with steahng
old iron vin'oath of Sarah Quinn. It ap.
peered that the iron was taken in daylight
and with the consent of the prosecntrix.
Verdict not wility. • .
Harry H. Kneeland plead guilty to an
indictment for selling liquor on Sunday.,
In two other indictments against him for
like offense the District Attorney entered
none pros. Sentence deferred.
Samuel Mathews, First ward, Pittsbctrih,
waslndicted for selling liquor without,
cense. He plead guilty and was sentenced
to pay a fine of Wt and 'cost&
James Rodgers was! indicted ibr assault
and battery, on oath of J. W. Wedge:: The
prosecutor is , a barkeeper pt. the
Head," Second avenue, where the disturb
ance occurred. The defendant entered the
place in a drunken condition and asked for
a "drink," which ;was refuied. Whereupon,
it was alleged, he assailed the prosecutor.
Far the defense a - different story was told.
Verdict 'not guilty prosecutor to pay the
James MONamaree and 'Austin - McClain
were indicted for, the larceny of a coat from
the store of George Dorsch, iii Alloliteny.
on the evening of the 18th of November
last. A plea of "guilty" .was entered as to
McClain, and the jury, were , sworn as to
McNamara°. VerdiCt, net - guilty and:the
prisoner; BleNaniaree, after a reprimand by
the Court,, was, discharged. Alistin Mc-
Clain, who'Plead guilty to the indictment;
was sentenced to pay a fine of di cents;
coats of prosecution and undergo an im
frisonment of four months 'in the . county
The 'time of the, .present jury having
closed, the jurors were discharged with the
thanks of the Court. The, nest jury, will
assemble on the first Monday of January,
1889, when jury trials will be resumed.
PresenutUon to Wlceret,
Upon the arrival' of the Soda Works
commodation train, on the Allegheny Val
at the , .
ley Railroad Depot yesterday morn
ing, the officers of the, train were - t en
very much by surprise by being made the
recipients of handsome and costlyprestmts.
The Superintendent of the road , having
been made cognizant on the day previOus
of what was, to take plebe, ordered the men
to repoit in his office on the arrival of the
train the.folio*lng Morning. They had not
the remotest idea of what was to take plice„
and of course felt somewhat at ease.
Upon assembling together they were met
by the patrons of the Accommodation, with
Captain Ben. W: Morgan at their head. In
a very appropriate and eloquent manner
the Captain, in behalf of the patrons of the
Soda Works AccomModation, presented to
Conductor J.S. COrinor a:costly gold watch.
To the baggage Master; Mr. .F. C. Connor,
the engineer, -K. Yoder, and the
fireman, each was presented with a hand
some silver watc h. The. brakesman, 'Mr.
James Templeton, was piresented with a
heavy gold ring., 'Altogether 'the presents
amounted to a considerable snm, and.were
worthily bestOWed, as the officers of that
train, by their uniform courtesy and -faith
ful attention' to _their-duty, have won the
loVe and esteem of, the pasagatm and the
confidence of their employers.
A cqufti:uis GIIIL
• _Last fivening, about half-past <sli o'clock,
the • front door bell of Mr. J. N. Fraziees
residence on Lincoln avenue, First ward
Allegheny, was violently , rung, which
brought Mr. Frazier imrnediately to the
door. As he opened it a man was noticed
running with great haste ill a direction from
the house, but nothing was ,thought of the
circumstance unt il a further examination
a the premises .tesulted in tbo discovery,
of a large size d basket, which had beed
placed et; the foot of the steps, evidently
for the;iMrpose of attracting the atten-
tion of the person coming to the door.
When taken in and morticed the basket
was found to contain a male infant, slips
rentiy a week old,
o arefully wrapped in
shawls and blankets to preserve it from the
severity of the weather. There was noth
ing to indicate to whose kindness the pro
prietor of the house was indebtedlor the
gift, andadhe had no particular use for it,
they little waif was taken in charge by the
Directors of.the 'Poor. Later , in the even
ing it was placed:under the care of a lady
who, for the present, consented to its adop
tion into her faintly, It presented the ap
pearance of health and vigor, and when the
basket was opened set,, up a cry which
would have done credit to one much older
than itself. .
—Gen. Grarit is reported to. have said to
Congressuien, with whom he had a conver
sation a day, or two 'since, on the:subdect of
subsidies to the Pacific Railroads, that no
matter what mak be said about the pros
pective benefit we are to-derive from these
roads, it is too lobg to wait, and we should
make use of our present- resources without
increasing the burden of dept by incurring ,
expensive'risks which'are hazardous..' The'
Congressmen who:were present at the in
terview were , astonished at the frankness
,with which the 'General expressed his
views, while they one and 'all pledged him
their support. The, General,at-, the same -
time gave his opinion that tbteicrshonld be
an extra session of therTortiqlrit Congress.
The existence- of theAscrtuot Congress is
for so short a time that 't ere will be barely
time to paaslthe appropr ation bills, and it
is doubtful whether the 'great question of -
our finances can be properly,cared for. The
Tribune extols these • remarks and says: '
"Trifs simple declarlition will save millions)
to the Treasury. Let economy be the word'.
and the country will respond. Any 'Con
gresiman who presumes to'stend in the Wity
will,be rebuked by the people. := Gen. Grant
,lastio stiptarand the nation will give him an en
• • •
—Col. N. licyncoop, in his addre,ss to the
American ,Geographical Society, defended,
the Indian Bureau against certain "charges '
made agaidst it. He said: As the Bureau'
exists at present I do not know how it, can •
be pettled. I have failed, to see,°s6 far,how,
the department of the Interior or the office
of the•lndlan Bareauhas "b4lien to blame for:
any, of our Indian troubles. Let the sym-•
pathies of the people of this great Country;
be aroused , for the Indian, as ttiey have •
been for the African, irrespective of then:::
dian Bureau or Congress, and there • will
be such a radical &tinge is the condition . of
the Itidian as Will be of great benefit to
him in the future, and consequently to our
DELMAR has just given light to the re-'
sults of his census studies. Admitting that
they are correct-and . Mr. Delmar's recent
and remarkable debt ciphering makes such
an admission a questiorl—his figures will •
somewhat astonish the country .and upset
many current theories. He makes out , the'
total population in 1867 to belie been 36,=
743,198, of whom 4,683,371 were colored; in.
1860 the totalwas. 31445,080,, of _whom:
4,469,505 were , colo rer. , ,...4asumbur these
figures to be corzthat the col;
ored race; so tar , ` As = g of 7 tha fikee
Of the south, has deathly inkreaiteorfri
numbers. The relativepopulation cif the
mar, estimates the poPulation of New -Erik':
land nt 3,511,098; that of the Middle States,.
including Maryland, at 9,425,116; of the
Sotithern States, at 10,649,460, of whom
8,884,532 are colored; of the Western States,
including the Pacific States, 12,667,574; et
the Territories, 489,950. ._
THBBE children in New Brunswick got
asfray. One,'a girl t wasiabout six years of
age, the others four and three. It was a wild
region, anti in wild weather, and at the edge
of night. From signs it seems that the six
year old girl soon felt sure that there was no
hope pf their being 'found that night, and so
took measures at once for the safe keeping '—
of her little ones. Putting them in the
most sheltered nook she could find, she then
stripped away most of her own garments to
put on them, and then set out to gather dr
sea weed and brush' to cover them up in an d'
defend them. A large quantity of this had
been gathered and piled about thebabes in-.
to a sort of nest, and there they Jay when
the people found them, still alive; but the
six year, old matron and martyr lay out on
the shore dead' of the cold, beside the last
'pile of brush she had been able to gather;
but was not able to bring.
IT 21 s T : not be generally knowU that the
patent held by A. B. Wilson for the "four
motion feed'? used in all fiunily me;
chines fore feeding,. along the cloth, expired
on the 19th 'inst., and Cmmissionei Foote
has refused to: grant an extension. That
Important part of the machine may now
therefore be used `freely by any umufitc;
turer, and an important. step toward reduc
ing the price of the machines le , thus-seem
ed. It is ascertained that the actual coat of
manifacbire of a good machine 'is only
from $lO to $l4, while the retail price la _
about $6O. . With this enormous Margin Of
profit; it can hardly be doubted that the
patentees .itre reaping ample remuneration
for their ingennitr, and It Is well that their
rights should lapse as fast as the law ,
Yet Etas Howe's patent was extended atter
,he had cleared' $400,000 by his Invention
and his heirs are now asking Congress for
another:seven years. •
, Cni, at the mouth of Weber
fifty` miles northeast of Salt' Lake
City, will lm the next terminus of the Union
Pacific tailrOad..- One thousand men are at
wdrk - oa the deep cuts. rye hundred Work
at night and, are relieved by five hundred
diming the 'day:. The contractors say - they
will continue to work unless the snow gets
more than. fifteen feet deep. Eight kris
range stoves do the,c4oking for ' the *o -
men, and, the amount of provisions , co -
stoned per day is 'as . folloWs'::. Befell bar-,
rely of fionr, twenty-five bushebiof po tatoes, ,
one barrel of ground coffee, one barrel of
sugar, three beeves,' one half half - Uhest of
tea, six keatiof butter twenty-four gallon s
mollies* one and a half bushel beans, one
barrel pork, three kegs 'white fish, 800
pounds codfish, four cases canned fruit.
.P.aillimus' Zhou Scnoor..-=The President
of the Agricultural College of Pennsylva
nia has issued an address, egplanatory of
the system of education to be` pursued in
the institution. Dr. Barrowm, with the'
approbation of the trustees; proposes to re
celye a pupil free of charge for tuitton from
each county to start with; and to make up
one hundred in 1869, to be drawn from th°se
who present themselves best qualified [rem
any part of the State; in 870, to receive:the
second hundred up to four hundred, the
present limit of the aedommodation at the'
college, one from-each county, and -the -re
mainder in proportion to the population of
each county, all without charge for tuition: