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Mg Telegraph to the Flttaburgo Gazette.l
WASHINGTON, May 20, lsp.
The Collector at the port or -Philadel
phia has been directed by the „-Secretary
of the Treasury to detain the steamer
Florida, now lying at Chester, in the
Delaware river, from leaving that port,
it being snapected that she lain the inter
est of the Cubans. ,
The Pretddent has appointed Samuel
W. Harned United States Consul at Ro
The custom receipts from May 10th to
the 15t13, Inclusive, were 53,593,858.-
W. Rryanowski has been commission
ed Supervisor of Internal Revenue . for
Georgia, Alabama and Florida.
-.The Sub-Judiciary, Committee of the
House leave next Alonday for Alabama,
to,take testimony in the case of Judge
The Secretary of the Treasury has di
rected the Assistant Treasurer at New
York to sell gold hereafter, until other
wise ordered, to the extent of two mil
lion dollars a week, instead of one mil
lion, as heretofore, on account of the
surplus of gold still adeumulatina in the
Major. Moore, of San Antonia, Texas,
had an interview with President Grant
this morning.. The Major assured the
President that it , would be folly to expect
the Republican party to gain'a victory in
case an election was ordered In Texas
immediately,' and urged delay. The
President stated there would be no elec
tion In Texas before November, in any
event, and also that Gen. Reynold* had
not recommended an early election, as
had been intimated. Major. Moore was
Assistant Adjutant General of Sheridan's
First Cavalry Division, Department of
the Gulf, in 1865, and was listened to by
the President with much intetst.
Hon. Satnuel Shellabarger , taster to
Portugal, arrived here tod ay to receive
his- instructions. He bad an interview
with the President and Secretary Fish.
A Republic Formally Established—
Proclamation of President Cespedes—
Mutiny Among Spanish Troops--
Expedition from Yucatan.
CM' Telegraph to the Plttabirgh Gazette.)
- NEW Yomr, May 20.—A letter
. _
the lbtb, states that the Repriblicoferiba
has been formally established by a
Congress held at Gurltnano, a small
town of the Central depirtment ,of the
Island, • about twenty_ leagues east of
Puerto Pritietpe. Cespedes was elected
President of ins
Queaada Commander•in-Chlef of the
forces. Don Fraeisco V. Aquilara has
been appointed Secretary of State and
War. -
Cespedes a stirrlngpt
on assuming the issued
Presidencyrocl H a e m s a ays: ion
"In the act of beginning the struggle
with the oppressors, Cuba has assumed
the solemn duty to consummate her In
dependence 'or perish in the attempt,
and in . giving herself a democratic gov
ernment, she obligates herself to become
republican.. The double obligation,
contracted in the presence of free Ameri
ca, before the liberal world, and what is
more, before our own consciences, signi
fies our determination to be heroic and
idrtuons. Cubans, oil' your heroism I
rely for the consummation of our inde
pendence, and on your virtue count to
consolidate this republic."
Quesada closes his proclamation to the
Cuban army thus: 4, We have to combat
with fa* assassins of old women, and of
children, with the mutilators of the
dead; with idolators of gold. Cubans, if
you would save your honor and that of
your families, if- you would conquor
forever your liberty, be soldiers. War
leads you to peace and to happiness.
Inertia precipitates you to misfortune
and to dishonor."
Private advices are - very flattering for
the insurgents. They have succeeded in
producing dissatisfaction and mutiny
among the Spanisktroops, and they are
deserting in large Numbers. The Insur
rection was also bpreadieg throughout
the western part of the island. One
thousand men, well armed, had succeed
ed, on the Bth instant, in effecting, a
landing on the west side of the island,
coming from Yucatan. Information
k b comes from reliable persons in Havana
that many of the Spanish officers are get
ting dissatisfied, and that Captain Gen
eral Dalce is becoming greatly alarmed
for his own safety.
HavANA, May 20.—The reports of the
landing of filibusters which are in circa
lation cannot , be traced to any authentic
source. No expedition has landed near
Sagas. The steamer Salvador has
gone to some other point. It is
imp3saible for expeditions to ef
fect *landing at any point on the
coast between Havana and Neuvitas, as
SPanUhoruisers are very numerous along
that line, and in any other part of the
Islanskit :would be-difficult for expedi
tions to find a foothold, owing to the
watchfulness of the government.
Sympathisers with the revolution coin.
plain of Admiral Hoff's dispatches, pub.
fished In New York Papers, but the in
telligence given in those dispatches is as
yeliable and correct as can be obtained
under the circumstances, and can be ob
jected to only because it discredits the
'exaggerated reports which are set afloat
by Cuban partiza Admiral Hoff en
joys the unlimited confidence of Adieri
can residents here.
The report is ocially confirmed that
the rebels have ffi burned the town of
*A Patent Case—Balung Dread In Court.
aly Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gasette4 '
NEW Yptut May 20.—D3 the United
States Circuit Court to-day, before Judge
Blatehford, the trial of the 'Rumford
•Chemical Works, of Prnvidenee
'Rhode - bland against John E.
bluer, for infringement of Professor
Harsford's invent ion of a new leaven,
was commenced. Both parties hold pat
'eats for a new leaven, the plaintiffs
claiming defendant's patentreally
ldentioQ to Prof. Hanford's, and there
'fore invalid. Prof. Doremans under
took to demonstrate this by a series of
, oheudeal processes, and a novel feature
was the baking of a loaf of bread in the
preaenee of the Court, raised by this
leaven. The ease Tam adjourned until
Wednesday next.
The ommercial Convention—Third
Days Session—Great Accession of Del
egate Report on Southern Paci fi c
-- i Rail ad Protect. ii_
IBy Tele ,rauh to the Pittsburgh Gazette. J
1 1 lidEraVins, May 20 .—Delegates continue
,to arrive. They number now nearly one
thousand one hundred. Among those
arriving are delegates from Illinois and
Pennsylvania. The Convention opened
in regular form. After the completion
of the Committee of one from each State
to select a time and place for the next
meeting of the Convention,Judge Wil
liams, of Kentucky, offere a resolution
appointing a Committee of five to me
morialize Congress for aid in removing
obstructions, from the Tennessee river
and the ca ul and around the shoals.
A communication was received from
the Memphis 'and Charleston Railroad,
extending the time for the return of the
delegates to the Ist of June.
Under a call of States the following
resolutions were read and referred, to-'
gether with many not read:
That the standing Committees hold
over until next session, the chairmen of
which shall have power to call them to:
gether any time, and requesting railroads
to furnish transportation.
Asking each State to hold Conventioni
and appoint ten delegates to a General
Commercial Convention.
For a committee to ascertain the expe
diency of forming a permanent conven
tion, to meet from time to time.
Requesting Southern railroads to hold
lt convention for the purpose of establish
ing an immigration corporation, and
taking means to systematize labor.
This was ably supported by Col. le,
of Georgia, and passed under a sus en-
Sion of the rules.
Asking aid for the Augusta andßr ns
wick Railroad.
Gorernment aid to Selma and
Memphis Railroad.
For a Committee of five inemorlial:
ize Congress on all subjects endorsed! by
the Convention, and that Governor Pat
ton, of Alabama, be Chairman.
Goveror atton offered a resolullon,
which panssed P
under a suspension of the
rules, to memorialize Congress for the
repeal cl the direct land tax of 1862. 4 .
At the expiration of the morning - ltir
the Committee on Southern Pacific R '1-
roads made the following report, which
was unanimously 4 adopted, amid great
Arr. President and Gentlemen of the. Con
ventign: Your Committee, to whom was
referred the matters relating to Pacific
Railroads, respectfully report the follow
ing resolutions for your consideration:
.Resolved, That in the opinion of this
Convention the interests of the whet°
country, especially the Southern States,
from Sa ntia g o ,
served by a main trunk lifie
from Santiago. California, through to
Junction river, Colorado and Gila t ,and
and along the valley of Gila south of that
'riVer.tee 'rern°
to a cons'enlent central point near the
thirty-seventh degree -of • • latitude
east of Arizona .river, in the State of 1
Texaa; from which main trunk feeder
roads should lead from St. Louis, Cairo;
Memphis, Vicksburg, Netv Orleans and
other points, all of which feeder roads;
having equal rights of connection with
said main trunks, while similar feeder
roadsroadsfrom San Francisco and other
points on the Pacific coast should have
similar equal rights of connection:
Resolved, That the present Convention
be requested to forward a copy of this
resolution to the President and Vice
President, and Speaker of the House of
to the and reuest them to
present the samerespective Houses
of Congress.
The Committee, which was composed of
1 representatives from seventeen states,
I Including three members' of Chngress,
give the following reasons for the report:
First. It is the shortest line connecting
the Gulf of Mexico and the' Valley of th
Mississippi with the colt Of the Pirelli
Second. It is the line of most easy
grades and of cheapest construction.
Third. It passes through Ia less inhos
pitable and barren country and over
more fertile and hospitable lands than
any unoccupied route proposed.
Fourth. The line is touched by water
transportation at these points affording
the greatest facilities for constraction,and,
consequently, hastening and cheapening
such construction.
Fifth. This line will open to the world
the great mineral wealth of Arizona and
Sonora, and render more yaluable the
great stock raising districts of Texas,
Neteldexico and Northern Mexico, and
thus enjoy unrivaled ,tratlic.
Stzth. It will inevitably attract num
erous feeders fram the neighboring Re
stimulate enterprise there, but secure
to our shipping ports a greater portion
of the bullion which now seeks hazard
ous conductors and smuggling vessels.
Seventh. It will open' a new cotton
growing area in Texas, New ' , Mexico and
Arizona; in lands of the cotton growing
belt that were useless for lack of Wit
ties for transportation. in well known that some roads
which would be among the feeder roads
referred to in the resolution,have not only
been projected, but are already in active
course of- construction, withoutlwalting
for government subsidy or encourage
Ninth. Last though hot least. the con
struction of , this route, more than all
else beside, will encourage what we feel
to be the great necessity of the hour, im
migration and direct trade with Europe.
After the applause caused by their
adoption, the Committee on Direct
Trade with Europe reported in favor of
the formation of steamship lines from
Southern ports, which should be encour
aged by subscription; that,. said lines
should be patronized by the planters and
merchants of the. South; and approving
the scheme inaugurated between Nor
folk and Liverpool, organized at the
Noriblk Convention.
Dr. Lindsay presented a minority re
port, setting forth,the claims of Charles
tol3 New Orleans, Savannah and Mobile,
which elicited a long debate, participated
in by himself, CoL Lamb, of Virginia,
General Lawton and Col. Coles, of Geor
gia, Col.. Marcy, of Virginia, John Ev
erett, England, and others, - until 8:30,
when the Convention adjourned.
—At Boston yesterday" the American
and Foreign Bible Society formed &union
with the American Baptist Publication
Society. The latter is in a &Wishing
condition and its receipts the past year
were nearly ♦lBB,OOO above the previous
Disturbances at Flee Dona in France—
Riot and Bloodshed—Many Arrests—
Oxford and Harvard Rowing Contest—
Orangemen Petition Against the blab
Church Diseatablishnient—The Public
School Law in Austria--The Republic
Agitation In Spain—Another Great
Speech by Caste Liar.
Illy Telegraph to the Plttehargh Gazette.)
Loarnox, May 30.--the_ electionslin
France continue to bo attended with
more or less disorder. Since the 12th
inst. one hundred-and forty-nine persons
have been arrested in Paris for creating
political disturbances, and of these only
seventeen have been discharged. A pop
ular demonstration is reported at Nimes,
where the people sang the "Marillaise."
At 'Bourgs the prison was force dopen by
a crowd of political agitators, and one of
the'leaders, who had been arrested, was
released. In the Department of Aube,
during the electioneering tour of M
Periere, a riot took place in which blood
was abed.
LONDON, May 20.—The Oxford crew
hive commenced to Practice for their
contest with the Harvard crew. The four
men selected are Benson, (bow,.) Yor
baiough, Tinne and Derbyshire, (stroke.)
Neilson will probably be coxswain. The
London. Rowitig Club have challenged
the Harvard Club to a match.
DUBLIN, May 20.—The Grand Lodge of
Orangemen of Ireland have, petitioned
the Queen against the disestablishment
of the Irish Church.
Lownow,.May 20.—The election excite
ment in Marseilles is very great. A pri.
vat meeting was held there yesterday,
at which M. Gambetta was present and
made a strong speech. The crowds in
the streets sang the "Marseillalse." and
made other unlawful demonstrations.
Many arrests were made by the police.
At Thiers, a town in the Department of
Pay De Bow e,disorders are also reported.
At 'two electoral meetings, the t ple
shouted "viva, viva Ledru " people
MADRID, May 20.--Senora Casteliar
made a great speech today !nib° Cortes
eloquently establishing
h e. e p x u mp le He
the United States. andraised eir form
of government With e nt husias m. There
is great agitation in Barcelou a and Sar
a! oasts in finw of it republic. ' •
- • .
Ltsnmv, May 20.--The fipancial meas
ures proposed by the Government are
not well received by the Chambers, and
will probably be rejected, unless they
are withdrawn.
VIENNA, May 20.—The Emperor Fran
cis Joseph has given his sanction to the
public School bill, passed by the Retells
QUEENSTOWN. May 20.—The steamship
Hecht, from New York, arrived last
, •
LONDON, May. 26—Eeeiting.—Consols
closed at 93k, money; 93% for account.
Five-twenties, 78w. Stocki steady; Erie,
,: t
183 f; Illinois, 96.,i The s ecie the
Bank of England increase 4:216,000 dur
ing the week. Sugar to a rive 295.: .on
spot Sas. 6d. Linseed Oil £3l 15s. Tur
pentine his. 6d.
-- HATing, May 20.—Cotton closed firmer
ou spot and afloat, but the quotations are
ANTWERP, May 2 0.—Petroleum dull
at 48gf. •
84 %
FRAN @ KFORT, May \ 20.—Five-tweities
1 3
lavknpixm, May 20.—Cotton e sed
quiet; middling uplands 1130.; Or ans
11%d.; sales •of 10,000 1 bales. Cali .la
white wheat Os. 4d.; red western Bs. 6d.
Flour 21s. Corn 2. Oats 3s. 4d. Bar.
ley ss. Peas 38s. 6d. Pork -lo Os. Beef
905. 'Lard 07a. Chees , . 803. Bacon 595.
Spirits Petroleum dee fined to, 7gd; 're
fined quiet and Steady. , Spirits Turpen
tine 289.
Republican Sta te Co vention—A. Tre
multuous Scene—Rl r Rivalry Re
tween Gubernatorial Candidates.
CHI Telegraph to the Plttab rib Uaiette.i
NASHVILLE, May 20. The delegates to
the Republican State C nyention met at
the Capikil this moming. Having been
called to order, Mr. Pearce, of Knoxville,
a friend of Governor Sentor, was tem
porally, appointed Chairman. Some of
the delegates refused to recognize his
appointment. and a scene of much con.
fusion followed. dWithout making any
progress towards? organization, an ad
journment to two o'clock was carried.
The meeting In the afternoon was but
a repetition of the noisy and tumultous
scene of the morning. Attempts were
made by several speakers to throw oil on
the troubled waters, but unsuccessfully.
Late in the afternoon a person aldifllculty
occurred between two delegates, Mr.
Neism, of Knox, and R. R. Butler both
gentlemen drawing pistols., This In
creased the -hub-bub, in the midst of
which a motion to adjourn was made ana
The rivalry between Sentor and Stokes
is ex6ifedlngly - bitter, but it is reported
to-night that Seater. intends to put a stop
to it by withdriwing. The hien& of
Stokes have been confident of his nomi
nation, but the result of Sentor's with
drawal may be the nomination of anew
Man on whom all can harmonize.
. .
—Hon. Mr. Young's bill to incorporate
a company to lay telegraph wires from
Montreal to England via Greenland, Ice.
land and Tara bland has beeatavorably
received by 'the Comniittee on Canals,
_Railways and Telegraph Lines, of the
New Dominion Parliament, andadopted.
Mr. YounglelegraPbed the restilt , of the
enterprise to friend; in:Copenhagen,
MAY 21, 180.
Meeting of the Old and New School
General Assemblies at New York—
Over Vivo Hundred Delegates in At
CBy Telegraph to the Pltteharah Gazette.)
NEW YORK, May 20.—The General As
sembly of the .01d School Presbyterian
Church met in the Brick Presbyterian
Church, corner of Fifth avenue and
Thirty-seven street, this morning, with
over three ti ntikelk delegates in atten
dance. representing:the Synods of Alle
gheny, Albany, Baltimore, Buffalo, Chi
cago, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, lowa,
New J
Kansas;ersey 'Ke,ntu Ne ck wYo y, M rk. No r thern Nashvil
aria, Ohio. Pacific, Philadelphia,' Pitts
biirgh. St. Paul, Sandusky; Southern
lowa, Wheeling and Wisconsin.
At eleven o'clock the introductory ser
vices began, conducted by the Modera
tor of the last Assembly, Dr. Musgrave,
and Rev. Dr. Jacobus of Allegheny
City. Prayer was offered by Dr. Gar
dener Spring, pastor of the church, the
oldest minister present.
The retiring Moderator then preached
the opening sermon from the following
text: Mark. xvi : 16. "Fe that believeth
and is baptized shall be saved; but he
that believeth not shall be damned."
The sermon was purely doctrinal and
contained no allusion to the objects of the
The Rev. Mr. Murray, Jr., pastor of
the Brick Church, announced that prayer
meetings will be held in that church
every morning at eight o'clock, during
the session of the Assembly. He also
Invited families who attend all Presby
terian churches in the city to join the
Committee of Arrangements in getting
up a social reception to the delegates to
the Assembly, at Apollo Hall, Monday
evening next.
The business session commenced at 1
o'clock. Opened with prayer by the
Moderator. The roll of delegates was
called, and a Committee on Elections
appointed, to whom was referred the
Commissions and Delegates.
The Committee of Elections is Rev.
L. Miller, Rev. E Fisk and John B.
Jenner, of Bard°.
A new- Presbytery was announced as
formed, in accordance with the order of
the last Assembly, namely, Santa Fe.
It was remgaized, and its delegates took
their seats.
It was resolved. that sessions be held
from 9 to 12 P. m. ' and from 2% to 5
P. at. Recess until half past three.
At the afternoon session a resolution
was passed appointing a committee of
ten to confer with the New School Assem
bly on the question of re-union, and as.
certain what action would be necessary
to accomplish the result. After which the
Assembly adjourned. I
At the opening of the New School
General Assembly, in Rev. Dr. Hatfield's
church, corner Park avenue and Thirty
fifth street, the Rev. Dr. - Jonfithan F.
..IRoasas.„4o4..the last Assembly,
occupied the carev. E. T.' Hatfield,
D. 8., of New York, acted. as Stated
Clerk, and Rev. J. Glentworth Butler,
D. D., as permanent Clerk. There was a
large attendance of delegates and the
galleries were crowded with spectators.
to whom the proceedings were evidently
of the greatest interest. -It is expected
two hundred and fifty delegates will be
present daring the sessions. Not more
than two.thirds of this number had ar
rived when the proceedings began. The
session will continue about ten days.
The exercises afore opened by a 'volun
tary on the organ, after which Rev. Geo.
Maxwell, D. D.,Zof Cincinnati, offered a
• Rev. Dr. Stearns delivered the opening
sermon, In which he expressed an ear
nest desire for the reunion of the church,
concluding as follows: "Let us come to
gether, and as we have one doctrine, and
one polity, and one order of worship, and
one history, and one ecclesiastical ances
try, let us have one organization
and one system of action, and one
general assembly where we may all meet
annually by our representatives and look
each other in the face and learn to under.
stand each other, and 'concert and pre
pare to execute large and far-reaching
plans for the promotion of the same
christian interest."
After the sermon the Doxology was
sung and a benediction prayer offered,
after which the business session was
The only busines4 transacted was the
adoption of the report of the Committee
of Arrangements, providing that daily
sessions of the Oonvention te held as
follows: From half pas; eight to half
past nine each morning religious ser
vices, from half past nine to half past'
twelve morning business session, and
from half past two to half past fire af
ternoon business session. The Assembly,
at one o'clock, took a recess until three,
in the afternoon.
The-session wail opened by prayer by
Rev. Dr. Fish, of Utica. The roll was'
called and the Convention proceeded to
the election of a Moderator.. Rev. Dr.
Fowler, of Utica, Rev. Dr. Taylor, of
Cincinnati, Rev. Di. Johnson of Phila
pelphia, Rev. Dr. Wolf, of Harrisburg,
Rev Dr. Howard Crosby, of New York,
Rev. Alfred Chester, of Buffalo and Rev.
Sunderland, of Wall i Wa sh ington , D. C., were
nominated as candidates.
The vote resulted, Dr. Fowler, 61; Dr.
Chester, 61; Dr. Crosby, 58; Dr. Wolf,
18; Dr. Sunderland, 19. The result was
a tie between Dr. Fowler and Dr. Chester,
The roll was called second time.
On the third ballot Dr. Fowler was
elected Moderator by a vote of 122 t 0.83.
This vote was significant of the sentiment
of the Assembly, as it was known Dr.
=Fowler Is an ardent advocate of reunion.
• Dr. Fowler made an address on taking
the chair, in which he declared himself
in favor of reunion upon the best obtain
able terms.
At the conclusion of his speech the
Aasembly adjourned.
—The New York State Associated
Press adjourned yesterday. P. at The
Association and editorial fraternity of
the State, generally, have tendered a
banquet to Hon. John M. Francis, its
late President, and editor of the Troy
Times, previous to his departure, for
Europa to spend a year or so. The As.
sedation ale° presented a handsome ser
vico of solid silver to Ellis W;Roberts.
of the Utica Herald, its Secretary and
Treasurer Ibr eight years.
. ,
—Vice President Colfax was formally
received by the citizens of, Springfield,
ininols, yesterday. The speaking took
took prim in the Ball of the House of
, .
—The canal{ boat M. G. Wethertree, of
he White Hall Transportation Com
pany, went oV i er the dam aerossthe Hud
son river, near Fort Miller,Wednesday
evening. Capt. Chase's w ife and child
were drowns.d. •
—The Baptii3t General Association, of
Kentucky, opened their Session at Louis
ville. Kentucky. yesterday, with an tin=
usually largo number of membeni pres
ent. J. S. Coleman, DD., Moderator, J.
M. Bust, Secretary, and J. Russell Haw
kins, were re clected to their several
offices. ,
—The Convention of the General Ticket
Agents of the principal railroads of the
northwest southwest, which had
been in session4it Louisville Kentucky,
fop two days, concluded ' their labors
St evening. Their business was solely
arrange the division; of rates for their
re pective roads,.
—A fire, supposed to itave been caused
by an incendiary, broke out in the With
ernp House, Dayton,' Ohio, Thursday
morning. A man named Wilkinson
perished in the flames and several others
were badly injured by jumping from - the
windows. Logs on the house between
14;000 and 1 , 6,000; insured for about one
—Gov. Palmer, of Il l inois, met with
quite a serious {accident on Wednesday.
While out riding, at Springfield, his
horse took fright at the cars and at
tempted to run away. Stopping him sud
denly, the horse kicked very. fiercely,
striking. the GoVernor a little eo the
knee of his left, leg, inflicting a severe
injury. I
—Thursday Morning James Jorel was
snot dead at Falmouth, Ky., by A. J.
Hall, whose twine he was attempting to
enter. Jones resides near Falmouth.
Why he exhibited -this strange conduct
Is unexplaised.'as he loot high respecta
bility. Hall is it young lawyer of excel
lent character. ; He was exonerated at
the Coroner's inquest.
—A very great pressure has been
brought to bear upon Secretary Bout
well by bankeis and speculators, to
have him change his policy in buying
bonds and selling gold, but he gave a
very decisive answer that he would not
do so, and said it was useless to bring
any influences to bear, because his mind
was fully made Op. There is something
over ninety million dollars of gold in the
Treasury, and al,' fifty millions is really
all that is required, it seems probable
that the Secretary will increase the
amount to be sold to something over one
million' per week.,-,
Markets', by Telegraph.
BUFFALO, May i '2o.—Floui dull and no
round lots sold. Wheat firm and in
' moderate demand with a light stock;
sales cf - 15,000 boa No. 2 Milwaukee and
15,000 bus No. 2 Chicago at $1,25; 16,000
bus No. 2 Chicago at $1,24, small lots do.
at 51,28, closing firm at 51,25 for Chicago
and 84,26- for Milwaukee; white and
amber nominal. !Corn lower and good
inquiry with light stock; sales of 34,000
bus new at 62c; car and small lots at 630
65e.. Oats betteli sales of 10,000 bus
western at 70c, asking 71672 c at close.
Rye nominal at 81,30 for western. Bar
ley quiet; Canada $1,60®1,70. Seeds
dull; sales of fortY bags timothy at 84,00;
clover nominal f 'at 80,25@9,60. Pork
firmer, asking 532 for heavy. Lard
shady at 19c. For highwines there is no
demand. Receipts—flour, :2.500 bbls;
Oats, 6,000 bus. Shipments—Corn 15,000
bus; Oats, 8,000 bus. Freights dull;
wheat 14c; corn 12e, and oats 8c to New
NEW ORLEANS x May 20.—Cotton; the
demand is active" ! and the price stiffer.
but not quotable higher; sales of 5,700
bales; middlings. ,
28WD2834c; receipts,
671 bales; exports, l 848 bales. Gold, 143 N.
Exchange Bank .1 Sterling, 157. New
York Sight par. Sugar; common, 9x®
1031 c; prime. 133‘©133;0. Molames dull
and unchanged, if firmer; superfine,
$5,37%; double extra, $5,75; treble extra
80,25. Corn 78fg8Clc.Oats 78c. Bran 81,25.
Hay 'armor at' s2'7. Mess Pork 832.
Bacon; shoulders 13',c; - clear ri11.17!.4c:
clear sides 194443. U.rd; tierce 1854@
18,,c; keg 19X020e. Whisky quiet;
western rectified 85(p2c. Coffee; prime
CHICAGO, May 20.—.10veising. —At open
board in the afterncion, there was very lit
tle done in the grain market% No. •2
spring wheat was &shade firmer, selling
at $1 , 14/®1,148 , sailer for the month,
closing at 11.143i@1,14 3 / 4 . Corn and Oats
were neglected - . In the evening there
was nothing-done in grain, provisions
or freights. Beef cattle moderately ac.
tive; offerings light and the demand for
good cattle fair at firmer but not higher
prices; receipts 1,811 head; sales:-,12,000
head at whole range $ 5 , 5 0@7,80. Hogs in
good :supply, active! demand and extra
grades a shade firmer; receipts 6,500 head;
sales 8,804 head at $8©9,70.
OswEao, May 2(4—Flour steady and
unchanged. Wheat dull; sales last night
of 10,000 bush; No.I 1 Milwaukee club
51,38; this morning ear lots of do. were
sold at s42,os@l i sa. 'Corn dull; sales of
5,000 bush new Illinois at 68e and 8,000
bush No. 1 Indiana at 73e. Oats; none In
the market. Barley, Rye and Peas nomi
nal. Oinal freights—Wheat 90, corn
7 3ic rve 84N-to New • York. Lake Im-
POres-27,200 bush wheat: 67,000 bush
corn; 9,3001 bush rye. Canal Exports
-2,000 bush corn; 13,200 bush rye.
Nasavit,LE, May 20.—Cotton market
firm. low middlings 25e, add good ordi
nary 240.
;~ ;.w ~,
—Barney eoldsmithcommittedsuicide
Wednesday inight, at Cincinnati, by
—Collector) Thomas, at Baltimore, has
appOinted two colored men to positions
in the Custom House. •
—President Grant is reported to have
said Ihe will not order an election In
Texas before Vovember or December.
—There are twenty-seven barges lying
at Carondolet, below St. Louis, loading
or laden with iron ore for Pittsburgh and
-other points.; •
—The second trial, at Cleveland, Ohio,
of Mulhall, for abetting the murder of
Skinner, has resulted in a verdict of
,murder in the second degree..
—Two painters fell from Overalt's Ex
change, Cleveland, yesterday afternoon.
One, named John Labelin, was instantly
killed; the Other not much injured.
Cause, givi4 way of scaffold.
—The delegates and members othe
Western Assediated Press, after the Ilnal
adjournment of the meeting at Cincin
nati, yesterdiy, made an excursion in
carriages to S ring Grove Cemetery and
IPolice trouble in New Orleans.
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.
NEW ORLEANS, May 19.--Until last
night the adioining city of Jefferson,
though included in the Metropolitan po
lice district, has refused to accept the
Metropolitan foree, offeringarmed resist-
ante to every attempt of the Metropol
itans to exercise Ithe functions of their
offices. 'Last night Metropolitans of
the city mustered to the number of three
hundred, under a captain, and were de
tailed to take charge of the Jefferson
precinct.: They made a movement about
ten o'clock on the municipal build
ings, whioh were filled with armed citi
zens. A small battle ensued, and twelve
or fourteen Metropolitans were Wounded,
two of whom it is thought danger
ously. The police returned and
.Gov. Warmouth called upon Geneial
Mower for troops. One company was
furnished this morning and marched
quietly to the municipal buildings, meet
ing no opposition, and establishing the
Metropolitans in possession. The
s of Jefferson are very much
excited, and the soldiers are still
'on the ground. No demonstration was
made against the troops. Tho police
force was driven off,.though four times
as large as the body of soldiers. No citi
zens are known to be hurt, haiing been
protected by the market house and pollee
The municipal election is progressing
quietly here to-day.
Missouri Editors on Pilot Knob.
On Thursday Missonri editors went on
an excursion to the Iron Monutain and
;Pilot Knob. The excursionists num
bered one hundred and fifty ladles and
kentkilinen. An impromptu meeting was
held on the summit of Pilot Knob--a
Solid mass of iron six hundred feet above
the surrounding valleys—speecheg made,
and a dispatch unanimously voted and
sent to the Memphis Convention, as
".Pilot Knob, Mo., May 20.—T0 the
president of the Commercial Convention
Et Memphis: The editors of Missouri, .
assembled on the top of Pilot Knob,
greet the Memphis Convention, and as
sure them of their cordial snpport in all
proper measures to cement the Union
and develope the resources of the coun
The following telegram was sent by
ThornasAllen to the Convention, in reply
to an invitation to be present at its, ses
1 •Pilot Snob, May 20—President of the
Convention, Memphis: The Iron Moun
tain Railroad Will be extended to Mem
phis, on the western bank of a leyee on
the western bank of the Mississippi river.
whenever the people will subscribe as
stock, at reasonable rates, one million \ of
The following resolution was nnani-
Mously and enthtusiaatically adopted, and
dlietited to be telegraphed to the Presi
dent of the Memphis Omvention.
•• Resolved, That the editors of Missouri,
representing every portion of this great
and illimitably productive State, assem
bled on the summit of Pilot Knob, in the
center of our great iron deposits, request
of the Memphis Convention that they
will give due prominence to the project
and urge upon the Government the ini
portance to this valley of a levee along the
western bank of the Mississippi river and
a railroad thereon from the heights of the
southeast of Missouri to the sea, wheri3-
by millions of acres of the most fertile
land may be reclaimed to tillage, and, a
great national work, second only in int
portance to the Union Pacific Railroad,
be consummated."' •
This resolution was signed by Col. N..
J. Coleman, President of the Missouri
Editors and Publishers Association, Gov
ernor Stanard, Hon. Thomas Allen,
President of the Iron Mountain Railroad,
Col. Wm. F. Sweitzer and Gen. J. R. Mc-
Cormick, members of Congress.
Several other resolutions were passed.
all showinvieep interest in the material
prosperity of Missouri and the country,
and ignoring politics entirely.
assembled Aft py returned to St. Lauls,
they at t he Laclede Hotel and
presented to Thomas Allen and Captain
Bratasky. One of the proprietors of the
Laclede, each a very costly and beautiful
goldjheadod walking cane . for the cour
tesies and hospitalities exttitided to them
by those gentlemen.
—ln the Chicago Board of Trade yes
terday resolutions were introduced. in
favor of a direct line of railway to tha
most eastern shore of the continent,
touching the harbor of Portland, Me.,
running along the south shore of Lake
Ontario and thence by way of Whitehall
and Rutland due east to Portland, over a
route recently chartered by the States of
Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Under the rule the resolutions lay over
one day. By the proposed route the di
red line from London to Shanghai is
thirteen thousand one hundred and nine
miles, and it is estimated that the entire
distance can be traversed in thirty-eight
—On Monday, about three thousand
pertains assembled at Cave Hill Cemetery,
r .L a o t n io i n sv oifeh eK gr ave s
dead. A. beautiful poem, written by
11:irs. Preston, of Virginia, was chanted
by the choirs of the principal churches
of the city in a most touching and im
presalve manner. Then the immense
assemblage distributed their precious of
ferings upon the graves, and many of
them were rare. All the graves were
deco "rated alike, and this done, with pray
ers for the repose of the dead, the crowd
left the ground. .
° t eat real • estate sale, by• Clark,
Layton Co., of Chicago, which has been
very extensively advertised for the past
week, took place yesterday, and was
rather a tame affair. The property la
known as Washington Heights, and is
located on and In the vicinity of the new
South Side Park and Boulevard. The
entire property was estimated at three
millions. About 'one hundred and fifty
thousand dollars worth was sold, and
the prices realized were much below the
anticipations of the owners.
Tim Dubuque (Iowa) Times says: "The
_condition of the new wheat
crop has caused many farmers throughout
the country to dispose of their old stock,
which they:were holding on to 'with± the
expectation of realising higher prices.
Every boat from uplhe river ~ and every
freight train frorg the west is loaded with
this commodity eeking a market"
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