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Van :Cuban Insurrection -- Dispatches
• from Admiral R at—Neutrality to be
Entoreed--Special' Custom Agents—
Appointments-Revenue Decision. -
TB , Telegraphic) the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
Wenn-Norms, May 8, 1869.
CunoSt isrstrungerrox NEWS.
Dispatches were received this morning
from the Navy Department from Admi
ral Hoff, dated off Havana, April 30 and
May 1. Since his last dispatch of the
27th nofurther news of great importance
at the interior had been received. On
the 17th of Aprlll,Boo troops, commanded
rived at Nuevitas from Villa Clara, and
the day after General Lesea appeared at
Nnevitas, very unexpectedly, with 1,200
. from Puerto Principe; having started
with 2,200 and left a detachment on
the read.. They reported no resistance
on the march, although large bodies of
insurgents were pcsied on high ground
some distance from the road. A number
of well constructed trenches; breaat
works, ditches, (tc., we * visible.
The 9,000 men conceritrate.l at Nu
evitos, among them 1,500 Cat
- sideman volunteer* recently from
• Spain,' were to commence operations on
the railroad between Nuevitas and Pen=
tip° immediately. About 1,500 started
on the 23d, convoying provision trains.
This expedition under Gen. Lesca is to
repair the road temporarily, get cars
along and provision the troops at Prin.
cape, who arq said t o
. be on half rations.,
It was reported that., Qoesada, the revo
• lutionary leader, purposely allowed the
Elpaniard.s to march without Opposition
from the interior to the sea coast, but in
to obstruct their return, and if
possible capture their provision trains.
Dr. Simmons is still confined" at Prin
ipe, accused of aiding the insurrection
and giVing aid and comfort to the rebels.
Gen. Lesca has stated that the doctor's
life was spared becadse he was an
Rear. Admiral Hoff has had an inter
view with the Captain General relative
•to a young engineer, named Rafael Es
trada, who, although having declared his
intention of becoming an American citi
zen, bad never, it seems, taken out his
final papers, although having married
and lived some years in the United
States. The Captain General Issued an
-order for his immediate release.
Rear Admiral Hoff has forwarded
reports.from Lieutenant Commander
T. H. Estman, commanding. the Penob
scot, dated April 28th; at'Boy Francis,
the anchorage far the , ports of Remedios
Caribean. The • prisoners taken.]
—bow the Lizzie MajOraodient to Cart:
bean, had', been. released: 'The Spanish
°authorities at that place had, offered no
courtesies or facilities to the Penobscot,
as Is customary on the arrival of a for
,eign •vessel, perhaps more from igno
rance than design. "
The United States .Consul at Carthean
lied been infbrmed by the Government at
Remedios that he musit7tibt hoist the flag
of the Consular Office again, in consider
ation of the condition of affairs in that
country, where American citizens are
holding over two millions of property,.
and the fear of injury front the volunteer
forces. Lieutenant Commander East
man has concluded to remain there for
some days.
A Cuban, named B. B. Valles. who
claims to ci an Americ n citizen, was
-undergoing trial on hharges preferred oy
the volunteer force, and it was expected
would soon be sent to Havana fur sen
tence. The accused bad no evidence
with him of being an American citizen,
but had written to the United States
for it.
Rear Admiral Hoff had requested the
Captain General to allow the American
limit° be hoisted over the Consulate at
The following appointments of specie,
custom agents have been 'made by the
the Secretary of the Treasury: J. C.
Dutch, for sth' district, headquarters Su
vannati, Georgia; E. T. Schenck, (brother
•of Representative Schenck) Bth district,
'New Orleans; Levi Nutting, for 13th dis
trict, headquarters St. Paul, Minnesota:.
A. R. Leib, for sth district, headquarters
Rey West; T. N. Goodwin, for district of
'Virginia and North Carolina, headquar
ters Norfolk; - J. H. Wig in appointed as
sistant special agent .andassigned to duty
in 6th district, and Charles S. Parker, as
sistant agent and assigned to duty in
sth district.
671 3 / 1 N FIXPED/TIONS.
The Spanish Minister has repeatedly,
- within the last two months, reported to
, the Secretary of State .that expeditions
'were fitting out in thiscountry for. Cuban
but did notprodnce proof*. The
Secretary, 1 however, directed inquiries
to be made North and South, when it
was ascertained there were ho .facts upon
which to found proceedinq The proper
officers have been instruo dto exercise
due vigilance to prevent *violation of
.the neutrality laws, which' the Govern
ment has assured the Spanish Minister,
will be enforced.
The colored delegation from A.lexan.
a, Vs., headed by their spokesman, R. D. Kelly, called on the President this
morning and had an! interview cement
ing appointments at: that place, and to
Lou. him , something about the feeling of
qoolored•people on the subject of recton
, *ruction. The interview was satisfats-,
story to them. "
The following decision hail been mride
the Deputy Commissioner of Internal
Defilers in liquors who sell - in quanti
ties less than five gallons, and also in,
quantities of Live gallons and upwards,
must pay a special tax both as wholesale !
:and retail dealers. _
The President made the following ati
ointinents today, Robert W.= Lositer,
- Pension Agent, Raleigh. N. P.; Richard
P. Goggin, Collector of Customs, Erie,
Pa.; Geo. A. Houghton, Supervjaing In-
Spector of Steamboats, Sixth "District.
-John Wlldon , Surveyor of Customs,
Chester. Pa.
. rriarrnArirr TO BEI OBSERVED.
Mr. Roberts, the Spanish Minister, in
forms, the Secretary of State that the
steamer Quaker City is about to sail from
New York for Cuba, with munitions of
War-for the rebels.' The Secretary has
requested the Secretary of the Treasury
to issue an order which will prevent any
violation of the neutrality law of 1812,
which will be issued. •
Governor Curtin had a private inter
view with the President this morning,
also Geneial Banks and Governor Spen
cer, of Alabama.
No fractional currency has been re
ceived during the week. Shipments,
$396,800., National Bank notes issued,
8129,320‘circulation, $299,806,165. Frac
tional ctirrency redeemed $666,500.
Brevet Major General James C. Robin
son, Col. 43c1 Infantry, is retired with the
-full rank of Major General.
Auban Pilllbusters—action of the Span.
tvan Consul—Marshal Barlow Instruct.
ted by Secretary Ptah to Prevent
Breach of Neutrality Laws--Fraud un
Maytien GoVerbinent—Prlvate Meet.
lag of Erie Snareholders in England.
'aty Telegraph to the Pltteburgh Gaiette.3
NEW YORK, May 8, 1869.
Unitanish' Consul, in an interview
with ed States Marshal Barlow this
morning, stated that he had received
positive information that a steamer and
several small sailing vessels are being
fitted out to take volunteers and arms to
the Cuban Insurgents, and demanded
that such expeditions be stopped. He
also called the Marshal's attention to the
various recruiting stations of Cubans in
this city, and furnished a list of them.
The Marshal yesterday afternoon re
ceived orders from Secretary Fish to pre
vent any possible breach of the neutral
ity law in relation to Cuba.
The chief officer of the steamer Quaker
City to-day denied, on his honor as an
officer and a gentleman, that her owners
had the slightest intention of sending
her to Cuba or even to the West Ladies.
Alphonse Brett and Wm. Jones. prin
ters at No. 83 Nassau street, are in cus
tody. charged with being engaged in
printing counterfeit notes of the Haytien
Government. John Russ was also ar
rested as the party who ordered the
printing of the notes, and alleges that he
was deputized by an officer of the
Haytien Government to procure them.
Notes representing two dollars each in
gold to the amount •of $BOO,OOO were
p_rinted, of which $600,000 were sent to
Hayti and placed in circulation before
.its real character was discovered. The
balance has been recovered here. Three
Haytien officers, including an Admiral, -
are implicated.
Assistant Treasurer Van Dyck invites
proposals until Wednesday noon next
for sale to the government of a million
dallars of 5-20 bonds:
The subscriptions to the American Mu
seum of NaturaT History, about to be
established here, already exceed forty
thousand dollars. .
In,the United StattorDiStrlCt Court, to
day, an order was entered discontinuing
the snits of Whelpley and Belmont
against the Erie Railway Company,
Police Superintendent Kennedy , has
received a letter from Lancashire, Eng
land, signed M. F. W., stating that there
have been several private meetings of
shareholders in Erie who have been
swindled out of considerable sums of
money by the Erie directors, and they
have come to the understanding of dis
pensing with the principal thieves, as
they call them, in the Erie Company.
The writer begs for a lookout on ail
boats arriving at New York during the
next few weeks, and expresses the belief'
that Mr. Fisk is to be dispatched.
Jude d to-day decided the case
of Latng Barn a bert vs. r
the Sioux City and Pa.
cific Railroad in favor of the plaintiff,
who is to 'receive 277 shares upon paying
the assessment of forty dollars.per share
and an extra allowance of $l,OOO.
The steamer City of London, front
Liverpool on the 28th ult., via Queens
town on the 29th, arrived tonight. •
Vice President James Gibbons, and the
Executive Committee of the Fenian
Brolherhood, publish an official contra
diction of the statement in to-day's
World newspaper, that the Fenian offi
cers• had entered into negotiations for
the transfer of their forces to the Cuban
revolutionary Junta. •
Arrived, steamship
,Henry Chauncey,
from Aspinwall; May lit. The Chauncey
brings $359,362 In specie for this city..
Also arrived, steamships Nevada, from
Liverpool, April 27th. via Queenstown,
28th, and Helvetia, from Liverpool.
The Herald states that United States
Marshal Barlow says the reports of an in
terview between the Spanish Consul and
himself yesterday were sensational and
unreliable, as noone but the parties con;
cerned know what actually took place at'
the interview, but admits the points
forming the Cuban sensation of the day
were the basis of the interview, and that
she sensational reports - and rumors. of
special dispatches from Washington tire
mere fabrications.
The United States steamer Memphis
was sold by auction yesterday, at the
Brooklyn Navy Yard, to V. W. Brown,
of this city, for $55,800.
A Sunday paper states a large num
,ber of Cuban took passage on the Ham
burg steamer Bremen from Jersey City,
and it is the general impression that out
side the harbor they were transferred to
some other vessell ready to take them to
Cuba. '
A serious riot occurred at West End
Hudson City, N.J.. last evening, between
some English miners and a crowd of
Irishmen. in which a number of persons
were injured, one, and perhaps two, fa
tally. The cause of the riot was the refti-
M 1 of a dealer to give liquor to three
Irishmen. & large mob attacked the
house, tearing down the shutters and
smashing the windows. A number of
persons were arrested and conveyed to
prison, but with one exception they were
subsequently admitted to ball.
The preliminary services of several re
ligious societies 'whose anniversaries oc
cur this week were held this evening.
The New York Bible Society anniversa
,ry was inaugurated at the Methodist
Episoopal Chisrph in Seventh ave.
nue, and appropriate addresses Were
delivered to a large congregation
by Br. Hastings, Rev. 0. D. Foes and
Nev. C. H. McVlokar, The Rev. Dr.
Storrs delivered an address to the Amer
ican Home Missionary Society this bven
lag at the. Broadway tablernacle. The
Rev. T. Cuyler delivered the annual ser
mon to the American Seamen's 'Friend
Society at the. Collegiate Reformed
_Chubb on Fifth avenue. Rev. Reo Z.
Eddy to the American Female Guardian
Society at the 4th Presbyterian. Church.
Large coagulations were present at each,
and much interest was manifested at all
I ,
the meetings. .
Fluctuation in IstociE Market—Mayor of
Cork Declines a Nomination for Ilir—
liament—Affairsi in Spain—Dceline tt
American Bonds.
[By Telegraph to the i'lttehurgh Gazette.]
LONDON, May B.—The stock market
has within a few days been influenced
unfavorably by the increase in the rate
of interest Of the Bank of England to
434 per cent. and t e current belief that
a further, advance will be made shortly.,
by the political uncertainty occasioned
by Senator Sumner's speech, the expor
tation of gold, foreign loans and the de
pressed state of trade.
CORK, May ullivan, the present
Mayor of Cork, has refused a nomina
tion for Parliament' from the electors of
Younghal. The Irk& national papers de•
fend the recent course of Mr. O'Sullivan.
MADRID, May S. is certain. a pro
posal has been made to the Cortes to
name Marshal Serrano as Regent and
Gen. Prim as President of the Council
and Minister of War, until a king is
MAnnin, May 9.—The condition of the•
national finances causes much anxiety.
It is estimated the expenditures will ex
ceed the revenue by twelve million reale.
In the Cortes yesterday Gin. Prim allu
ded to the rumors that he meditated an
attempt against the Liberal Regime, and
pronounned them utterly baseless. He
declared that the future wouldprove that
honor and liberty was his motto. It is
reported that Gen. Cabraro, a noted Car.;
list leader, has appealed in Catalonia.
FLORENCE, May 9.—A new cabinet has
been formed and is composed as follows:
President, Gen. Menabrea; Minister of
Foreign Affairs, Minghett[; Minister. of
the Interior, Ferrares; Minister of Jus
tice, Mirabelli; Minister of Commerce,
Baragul. There will probably be no
change in the heads of the war, marine
or finance departments.
BRUSSELS, May 9.—The Senate has re
fused to pass the !lilt for the abolition for
debt. Mr. Bara, Nlinister of Justice, bus
tendered his resignation to the King.
He is urged to remain In office, but re-i
fuses Mdi) so unless_ the_Senate -is
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BERLIN, May B. A Congress of Ger
man Protestants is to meet at Worms
on the 80th of May. The object of the
meeting is to consider and frame a reply
to the recent'appeal of the Pope to Pro
Qtramorrowx, May 9.—The steamship
Russia, from New York, April 28th, ar
rived yesterday afternoon and sailed for
Movit.t.s, May 9. The steamship
orth American, from New York, for
Lasgow, arrived yesterday.
LONDON, May 8- Evening.-Consols for
Money 92,4; for account 9234. Five-
Twenties firmer at IN. Stocks firmer;
Erie 17 1 ; Illinois 911 c:. Atlantic and
Great Western 23 1 4. Tellow.43s. Sugar
395. 3d. Calcutta Linseed L9s. 6d.
• ANTWERP, May 8.-Petroleum 52f.
HAVRE, May 8.-Cotton on spot 1423,J.
FRANKFORT, May 8.-Unfied States
bonds 88.'
LIVERPOOL,-8. -Cotton dull at
11%cl. and Orleans . 12d.; sales of 6,000
bales. California white Wheat 9s. 4d.;
red western B.s. 7d. I Western Flour 21s.
Gd. Corn-mixed-275. Oats 3. 4d. Bar
ley Ga. Peas 38s. 6d. Pork. 101 a. Gd.
Beef 911 s. '.Lard 685..66. Cheese 83.5.
Bacon 60s. ~C ommon Rosin 55.; fine 15s.
Spirits Petroleum 9d; refined ls.
Tallow 435. 9d.
ANTWERP. May 8 . -- Pell'oloOra haS
clined to 51Nf. 4
Pants, May 8.-Bourse easy; Routes
711. 70c.
*FRANKFORT, May A.-Evening:Al F.
bonds partially recovered and became
firm during the day-and closed at 85X.
FRANKFORT.- May G.-Five-Twenties
are quoted to-day et 84%.*
Financial Statement In the Cotantoma.-.
Case of Father McMahon.
(By Telegraph to the Pittston rgh Gat, tte.)
OTTAWA, May B.—Hon. Mr. Roie made
a financial statement in the House of
43 01Thri o ng last night, during which he
mentioned the revenue of the Dominion
from ordinary*seorces duting he nine
Months ending March 81st, was $9,927,-
882; gross amount of loans effected dur
ing the year $12,124,881; making • in. all
$22,052,748. The ordinary "expendltufes
were $9,811,579; amount applied towards
the redemption of public debt and In
vestments 118,480,787 r leaving a balance of
ordinary revenue in favor of the Daman
/9n 0/4316.283, 'The ,eatimates for the
coming year are: expendlures, $14,819,-
000; revenge, $14,885.980; showings sur
plus of nearly a quarter or a million,. No
changeis suggested in customs br excise
i Hon. Mr. Holton gave notice that an
address would be presented toiler Ma.
jesty expressive of the deep interest felt
in the passage of the Irish Church bill.
Bishop Connolly, is in this
city and had an interview with the Gov
ernor General to-day concerning the ease
of Father McMahon. Dr. Connolly
strongly urges his release.
Another Death from Hydrophobia.
LB/ Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gasette.3-
CINCINNATI, Ma y Math "Fehr,
a German lad fourteen years old, died of
hydrophobia in Covington yesterday, af
ternoon. He was bitten by a rabid dog
on the 7th of March last. The first
"noon Of the disesiut, appeared on
Thursday and Friday. He took spasms
yesterday and was strapped i bed in
oonsegnence, of a violent disposition to
bite ai coming near. Thia death is pro
diming great excitesnent in Covington,
Rejoicing San Prahriaco and Sacra-.
memo ovei7 the Completion of the Pa
ciHe Rallriartd—linuttuse Demenatra-
or Telegraph to tht , Pittabargh Gazett?.)
SAN - Fltalscisci - t May B.—The cele
bration over the co 'npletion of the Pacific
Railroad today was • one to be remem
bered for all time in Van Franelsco. The
day was ushered in liy a salute of one
hundred guns.' At main all the Federal
forts in the harbor fired a:salute, the bells
Of the city were set tinging, and the
steam whistles screw:nil:A% At night the
whole oily was illtuninnted and pre
sented a brilliant aPpearance. The
procession was the largest and most
entbuslastie ever witnessed iii San Fran
eitheo. The people were willitg and eager
obaerveatt event of so much importance
to this city and the Pacific coast,. and
turned out!. Business was gen
erally suspended and nearly 'every citi
zen exhibited a hearty interest in the de
monstration. The military and civic
display was grand. In addition to the
State militia, all the available United
States troops from the several forts and
the Presidoti participated on the occa
sion, while the civil, societies turned out
with full ranks. The city .and harbor
presented a magnificent sight during the
day, the principal streets being draped
with the banners of every nation, and
thronged with excited; joynas people,
and the shipping dressed,in fine style.
A disnatch from the junction of the
roads, announcing tbe driving of the
last spike of the Central Pacific road at
10 a. at. sent a thrill of joy through the
_city. Congratulatory messages were
transmitted to the Directors of the Cen
tral Pacific and Union Pacific by the
California Pioneers,
At Sacramento tee event was ,eelebra
ted in a grand and enthusiastic manner.
The city was crowd. d with a nraltitude
of people from all parts of the State and.
Nevada. The Grand Lodge of Odd Fel
lows in session in this city, accepted am
In yition to attend the. Sacramento de
monstration. Citizens from Nevada,
Grabs Valley,Vallejo,, San Francisco,
an Jose, Marysville and
Virginia City and Geld Rill, Nevada,
were also in attendance. The lines of
travel to and from Sacramento were
trOwn open to the public free, and kn.
*Oboe numbers of people took advan
tage of the circumstance and flocked
The Central Pacific Company had thirty
locomotives gaily decorated ranged on
the city front, and at the signal gun an
nouncing the driving of the last Spike of
the road, the locomotives opened - a cho
rus of whistles,' and all the bells and
steam whistles of the city joined in. '-
Profound regret was expressed that
the roads were not joined to-day. The
failure is attribtiesbleio the obstfriacy
ii iabibtxplakft_Llsi)u 4 ,.Paoloo.4tost-f6
-make - • , ,tiecuoti: -- The non -arrival of
Mr. Durant was alleged as the principal
reason for the post penman of the core
mot*, of joining the roads until Monday
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consolidation or Michigan Southern and
Fromm Indiana with the Lake Shore
Railroad—Celebration of Completion
of the Pacific Railroad.
Clty Telegraph to the itittsba tgh Gazette.
cminAuo, May.—A number of the
stockholders of the 9 Michigan Southern
and Northern Indina Rai/road met this
morning, in this bhity, to consider the
matter otconsolid ting with the Like
Shore Railroad. . . -Qovernor Barry, 'of
Michigan, acted as barman. 91.383 out
of the 121,206 sha es were represented,
and they were una imously in favor of
the' consolidation. The meeting for the
election of now dir ctors will be hold in
Cleveland on June 'd.
The .celebration f the opening of the
Pacific Railroad.ill be celebrated in
this city au Monda , Instead of Tuesday,
as was at first con emplaced. Business
will be closedand h classes of people
will take part In ttjubilee.
‘ ,l
SAN Fnatcursco May 7.---Dispatches
-from Promontory state that the Union
Pacific will be unable to complete their
road before Monday, the 10th. Tho de
lay causes. great disappointment: here
and at Sacramento, every preparation
being completed to celebrate the event
to-morrow, in a befitting manner: Heavy
rain storms have interfered with the
work, causing damage to
the track and bridges Inconsiderable
the neighbor
hood of Echo City and Ogden. The eel
ebratiobs take place at Sacramento and
San Franclaco to morrow, although the
ceremony of joining the two roads is
postponed tilLMonday noon.
SraiNarxxLit, Niass.,-May 8.--The en
force of workmen of the Walon's
Car Manufactory, in this city, united
this evening in celebrating the opening
of. the Union Pacific Railroad. The
Company are now building fifty-two
passenger cars and a large number of
freight cars for the Pacific Railroad.
CirretlvNarr, May 9.—The Cincinnati
and. Louisville Railroad Company yester
day ratified a contract with Newport for
the r ight of way to run through that
city tol the Ohio river. •
The - N wapapers of the Day Viewed from
a Christian Stand . Point—finch Plain
Truth—Copious Eztracts from a sermon
on "The Press" Delivered in Claim's
• Church, Last Night, by key. J. A._
Grey: 4 '-
or -
Last might a very large audience as.
r ,
sonabled in Christ's Church, Penn atreet,
to hear a promised sermon on "The Press"
,by Revl J. A. Grey, the newly installed
pastor of that congregation. The sermon
abounded in strong truth, well put for
Ward, and .we regret our space will not
permit thelull publicaticn. lie took'his
text, "But while man slept, his enemy
came and sowed tares among the wheat,"
Matt t Chap. XIL—V. 25., and after giv
ing- a fall history of. newspapers and
facie connected with their origin said:
The knit is a Dower. Nis within the
reach of all, and the newspapers find
their way to the humblest homes,,as well
as toothe marble mansions.
It opens the common minds to broad
views and sent informations. •The
eountrylvlilages are not now confined to
the [instilled discussions of the Ocandal
and news of the neighborhood. The
farmers know all about the affairs in
Spain, the questioi s that agitate England ,
the insurrections n Crete and Cuba. and
the courts and tong easienal
send the tidings Qi their doings to. than
Y 1 0, 1869,
hum blestcottages. Thin fatuiliarity•With
events transpiring in the different parts
of the world 13:1113t have a tendency to
oped the; minds of men and induce them
to a breadth of thought and of views that
cannot fail to benefit the rare. .
.re,, power -to transmit enthitaimenis is no
mean force. It is sometimes amusing
and. sonketimes thrilling to .witness .how
the pretes - few; a f, eling over this land—
even in the trifling matters Of amusement.
and fashion. lt - breathes on the - land a
common purpose. We do net need now
tq;kindle signal tires on I the moun
tains to rouse the masses, for the first
gut) against Sumpter has hardly ceased
its echo before troops from' the Pacific
are on their march to tilts rescue. •
I think there is - else . a manifest im
proierrient in the mentat paver of She
pre as. Men went wild at first over - a
cheap lit • ratnre, and thought anything
that won'. interest the . mind could not
but be of ‘ ,asitinrcheeetit.' Bet men have
found out 1 hat it is net only-necessary to
have an o • iortunity to say a thing, but
It is 'quite * esSential to have something
to say. • 4511,nt the n
telegraph c was hiin laigdht
thesewhen Atla
was to be t a a
glorious 'crease . in .kmowledge, but
found that 1 when it was laid the. eople
over the w • te-r.hadtDOthing more to say
thaUbefor.. - - And I think 'right at this
point .we : ..ave need of improvement.
Little Ross p that dies in a . day does
not amen • t to much. •Theie is some
wisdom i • the provision of the. public
libraries th , t will admit nothing that Moi
been in pri'•t for fifty years. And Ido
not think t l'e fathers need. to blush at - a
comparison with this fast age.. Some of
those old m :n that had few 'ldeas of soci
or that • .Ver thought of revelocipede
dreamedr of a telegraph; that grubedl
out roots a • laid stonewalls - with their
hard bron s'•cl . hands; they thought on
the great q ;•stionssf free-will and foror-;
dination au, moral responsibility. They
had though a in theSr brains worth hand
ling, and th' y ,were intellectual giants.
Birt 'I t • unk there are • manifest
signs of a r •action 'here: . The. press is •
daily becorit ng stronger.. We ges from
the press;as rule,better erticles,stronger
editorials. •
in -- editorials • have more
power, with he masses than before the
war. We h• •e more intelligent discus
sions.of fore • n affairs, and the good side
of journalis • i 3 becoming better. I do
not propose to. discuss the Pittsburgh
press. ! I tit nk we may congratulate
otitselies th•t 'we make a fair showing
with any • • 1 her city in the' Union. In
the main the • are ably edited and deser. ,
vingoftt the people.. But
there our jounaalivin •
that 'common.. The
press of It. I do not
wish •ess in general
terms aing-over which
the Cl
lent, in regard
which oughts, aroused,
and of '..eriOnvy_.of-tee..
..latiblis ealt with all the
mobs I refer to • the
pared Unit is contiam
ally a our /and. Du
ring- the rebellion
the press gained.: a circulation and
power Unprecedented. The public mind
was in a state of feverieh excitement. The
progress of the armies, the accounts of
engagements, the prospects of public af
fairs, gave abundant material for its col
umns. I But when the armies were dis
banded and peaee came to the land, it
was-ll:Mad advisable , to • hunt for sensa
tional articles to keep up the demand.
So revolting crimes were searched out of
their hiding places and described in - all
their revolting particulars. We have
been treated to suicides; murders, de
vices:Amity quarrels, street broils, con
lideneo games, lynch mobs and police re
ports in unlimited numbers. The public
mind - was hungry for something and
grasped greedily after theise things. And
soon people began to wake up to the con
scioniness that crime was fearfully on
the increase. - We have heard much of
the "age'of orime."- Now, I imagine that
one of the strongest contributions to the
increase 'of critne is this parade of. it In
public print. There- is a tendency in
vice to repeat itself. You cannot read
the papers and not be impressed with
this. A-suicide is fully recorded in the
newspapers; and others follow with mar.
velous rapidity.. Lis so with . divorces,
so with murders, so with frauds and ein.
bezzlements. These crimes seem to come
in families, and- there. is apparently a
connection. betiveen.them. And what a
parade of vice is ma& in the papere.
Take up the daily papers and you will
find a long report of the police - items,
and 'Very brief accounts or public chari
ties'or personal benevolence. There aro
papers Abet have eo tar pandered to
this taste that they_have made these re
ports of clime a speeialty,. and we have
them pasted °lithe bulletin boards and
the, street. corners, and illuStrated with
frorgeous . wood .s.uta and adorned with
taking titles. - ' you see young men gath
ered, and .evert eliildrett looking ' with
proverbar eyet•
to .
which t the-portr
weaits do 'well to. .Th a
heed, "Talk of the devil and he is Emil)
toappear,!' or, as the Germans have it,
"Paint the devil on - the wall and he will
show himself anon." It is only an elm.
phatie stalement of the results of-famil
iarity with -crime, a statement too fully
endorsed by the facts of our social life.
The devil has been to faithfully painted,
on the walls - of the imagination, and now
he Is.shoWing himself in the lives of the
people. ' There is -more importance- in
this subject first you may realize.
Vise is ducting its way into all the circles
of society.• .. 1, : . . - • . .
Thisfamtlicirity tvith vice wil l intimately
dispel all. di:squat al it.
.This principle is
one of the - most Common in our,.-es.peri
once. You can suggest illustrations -,of
the fact that familiarity with - the ost re
volting • scenes will modify our repug
nance.. You may become-so accustomed
to the ringingsof a - bell, the shriek of a
whistle, the rumbling of the care; or the
tramp of feet .as to be wholly unconscious
of them . .You accustomed.becomem to the
swell and the. rocking of. the - boat at .sea,
so that you do !m t. realize the',.thotien.
The p ysiolan comes to look Olt scones of
physi ale gbring : Without that - horror
that .• Il_possem 'one.'not- fatnillat with'
than. now horrible,the theught - of war
first se Med to-us.Whian thillate rebellion
begati,l - but it came to pass that We could
read _the, lent lists of the killed and , the
wounded with comparatively little mite
t ion.. And the soldiers thetuselVes became
so familiar with the scenes of earn - age that
they-could laugh and , chatiunder the fire
Ofthe fee. siThere seems tube a.poWer in modilY its repugnance
when prought into constant contact-with
thinga.tha me disagreeablei s ' - ~ - • . • '
~ : lioW,llet Man cultivate a morbid ca
rioaltv.abo t crime; let him .. -. raad the pa.
i 4,
Pers, fa II efeenaation re
4 ard. to
14' let fir, voting man give, Illitplay.o tin
imagination; let hili'mind :become-stored
itli Ilia dating expk)Ltaarthe prominent
, d
villains. and the broad road to ruin is
I paved smooth before him. His moral
sense - la . gradually destroyed. He will
tindhimself at, length inclined to follow
the exatnples before him. He talks of
the devil and the cid fiend anon sets face
to face with him and claims to be a boon
eornponion. And these newspaper ae
counts of crime, so universally scattered
over the cities and tbe country plactisore
Idoing woeful things to destroy public
conscience and to open the doors to mime.
We do not want to know _these things,
If the State has Aiundit It wise thing to
prohibit public executions becauseof their
evil tendencies, they ought to gcia step
Ihrther and prohibit the accounts of
them in the newspapers. If the . State
feels the necessity to suppress the dims of
infamY, we glory in the , faithful exequ
tion of the law,
but we do not care to
have every den advertised for the whole
city. We do takthink the doings of the
police court need to be - Pilblished for the
curiosity of the;evilminded, Talk of the
Bevild and be will surely aPPear. There
prond philosophy in the command
of God to the Israelites, when thev went
into the hind of Canaan. The land was ,
inhabited by idolators. They worshiped.
their gods with scenes of cruelty, by acts ,
of bloodshed and. ,flebauchery, and 'Gard
said: Dent. .12, 29. "When the Lord ,thy
Gbd shall_cut off the nations from befo{o
thee, whither thoti gees(' to possess theth,
and thot7succeedest them and . dwellest
in theirland, haze heed to. thyself that
thou be not snared by following . them
after that they be destroyed from.. before
thee, and that thon inquire not after their
saying." How did• these nations serve
their Gods? God knew the. Constituthni
of the human mind and that this mass of
people coultl•not fanaillarlis themselves
with these doings and these Impurities
and not be degraded by them, and ,he
commanded that they should not inqiiire
anything in regard to them, lest with
their 'moral natures contaminated by -the
contact they should be degraded and en
tangled In their doings. . We need to
heed this•advice now, and not'enter Into
the counsels of the w)eked,and stand not
in the way of their doings.. Let their
erica() rot in ignomy and - silence. .We
not:want them held up In thefiices oaths •
2. Another era result r al thisinsnitiarify
nigh vice - is sure tencleriCy deetroy
al:fa:thin humenpurity.:You frequently
hear men of some.,professions complain
that they are brought, into contact with
so much deceit, elmsion, cover reaching,
and hypocrisy hi .men of high conven
tional standing, that they- find a bailer
unconsciously obtaining in their minds
that all men are rasmls. And they come
at length to look upon morality ass garb
for rascality. Familiarity with, vice in
such a case breeds contempt for virtue.
You had better be deceived and be.
robbed rebbed ef_senr_gold. - 41 0 "1-to - beltibri0 Or
- r
otir -- trun - in humanity. For, rest as
sured; if yon believe the. world is fall
false men and society thronged wit
hypocrites, you will not long be content
to push your way against the stream
Yon will giveyonrself away to be .
drawn aside and dragged down by the
powers of hell. God pity us when we
coins to believe the world a great mass
of corruption, and are ready to sit down
and drift away with it into the vortex,of
a. This familiarity with vice has all the
degr.udeng tendencies of direct association.
You will readily admit that a man
cannot have boon friends among the lox.
and criminal and not be affected by the
association. "He that walketh with wise
men shall be wise, but a companion pf
fools shall be destroyed." That is God's
law and you cannot avoid it. There is a
desire in every man's heart to be ac
cepted and admired in the society in
which he moves. You all want some
links of friendship. Your hearts send
out tendrils and they will fasten some
where. •
Well, what is to be done? Who Is to
blame? Who, must be responsible for
these things—are our newspaper men
meditating the scenes of this land In this
way? You go and talk with them and
they will tell yon that they are only sup
plying a demand, and the responsibility
is very far from resting wholly upon
them. Where does the call for these
things come from? Whe are curl
otus about these matters of crime.
I imagine if you could see the
_names of the men that applied for lid
mission to the Sheriff in the late execu-
Hen in this county, you will find men of
respectability among the nuniher—miin
of moral standing. And when a prizefight
has occurred, and the newsboys cry it
through the streets,who buy the papers?
Not the criminal and the depraved alone.
There are some even within the pale of
the Christian Church that are first to
buy and eager to read. The press sup.
plies a demand. And the first, thing is
that there should be a public sentiment
against this evil—a sentiment of moral
men, of Christian, men. , Yon are the
, men who support the press, not the de
praved and ignorant. When newshoya
cry "prizefights" don't buya paper, and
Let t
see how soon that will ap.
Let there be a voice of dissent at this.
and you may make it heard. •
The small pox is delicious and the cho
lera a luxury to the awful woes that are
wrapped up in these obscene publica
tions of the press. They ought to be slur
pressed at once. and our journals ought
to hear a voice from the people demad-
Ing the ,cessation of these things. Di.
Arnold, who has .had experience -with
young men, deolareathat he does not be
lieve any young man safe who simply
maintains a moral deportment. He as
aerte that a man rmust have a hate ihr
wrong. A community Is not safe that
tolerates these things, though it does net
participate In them.- 'lt must have a
hatred for wrong and a determination to •
appmeas it.
` lhorit.—The abote embraces only se -
lectionalrom the sermon, and Is neces
sarily more or less disconnected in con
—The attachment of case Cushi and
others, own c ers m of the American ' ship
Sangre, destroyed by the Alabama,
against the proceeds of the pilze steamer
Wren, , owned by Laird, the huilder br
the Alabama, came up yesterday„ in the
United States District Court at New
York, Mr. Mallory, es -Confederate Seo
rotary of the Navy, t appearing for Mr.
Cushing, and the District Attorney and
Mr.,Dookey for Mr. Laird. The
ion is looked for as important in forth
lug a precedent with regatd to , sprivata
actions on the Alabama claims.
—The . Connectict Seate on Frday....
ratified the Fift eenth n
'Constituti i a-
A.mendnient• by a vote of twelve il°1: 1111 t h.
lican to five Democrats. Ttvo othaots.
party were absent.