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Illy Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
WASHINGTON, IMay 21,, , 1869. •
The Com miaaiciners to examine the Ce
ntral Pacific andthlion Pacific Railroads,
oonsistip# ':,11,140r Gieneiat V'p-reri
Blickentderfer, Lieutenant Colonel R. S.
Wildameon 'aid J.': G. Cleinents have
completed thel; report and the Commis-
sign has been dissolved. From what can
be ascertained of the report Ahey"Ati-
timate tlaatat the date of their examina
tion, in February last, an expenditure of
52,800,000 would be required to bring
the Central Road up to a first-class road,
and equip it for through businesa with
rolling stocks depot, machine shops, en
gine houses, dec., ,-Two of the Commis
sioners; Warren and Blickensderfer t also
think an expenditure of $1,600,000 is re
quired to improve its location. William
son and Clements report the road has
been built on the location approved by
the. Government, and is suitable to all
. the service that will at present be re.
gutted. Acoompanying that report is evi
dence ahowing that since the examination
by the Commissioners the Central Pacific .
Railroad Company has-purchasediolling
stock, machinery, iron, ct.c.,to the amount
of $14,500,000, the greater portion of which
has already been placed on or is now in
transit to the road. The remainder was
being delivered from day to day upon
the Union Pacific Railroad. They report
• that at the time of their examination
the sum of 58,700,000 was .necessary to
complete and equip the one thou
sand and thirty-five miles accord
ing to the firal.-class standard, since
which time this Company has been
constantly at work completing the road
and placing on It the material necessary
to fully equip the.SaUte according to the
requirements of the law. The report
states that the haste in which the roads
have been constructed has resulted in
• defects of location and construction Which
must be remedied to bring the roads to
the standard of efficiency required by
law. 4o:fiction his yet betn -taken by
the Executive on the report. •
A proclamation relating to the proper
observance of the eight hour law has
been prepared and will bo issued from
the Department of State. .It substantial
ly provides 'that thepay for eight hours
work shall be the same as for ten in all
the gore:unite:it establishments, in accor
dance With the law of Congress.
The following is the proclamation:
By. the President of the Vnited States of
America. A Proclamation: Whereas, the
act of . Congress, approved June .25th,
1868, constituted on and after, that day
eight hours a - day's work for ail laborers,
Workmen and mechanics employed by
or on behalf of the Governinent of the
United States, and repealed all acts and
parts of actainconsistent therewith, now,
therefore, U. S. Grant, President of .
the United' States, do hereby direct that
from and after this date no reduction
shall be made in the wages paid .by the
Government by the day to such laborers,
workmen and mechanics, on account of
such reduction of the hours of labor.
In testimony whereof I have hereto
set my hand and caused the seal of the
United States to lite affixed. Done at the
City of Wathington, the 19th day of May,
in the year of oar Lord 1869, and of the
independence of the United States the
ninety-third. ' U.' GRANT.
Hann-Ton Piss, Secretary of State.
Commissioner Indian Affairs' Parker
has made the following assignments of
army officers, detailed to execute the
- duties of Indian Superintendents: Col.
D. E. L. Floyd. for Idaho; Brevet Brig.
Gen, A. Sully, for Montana: Brevet Maj. .
Gen. Jno. B. Mclntosh, for Colorado;
Brevet Col: E. 14. Hudson; for Oiegon;
Brevet Col. Samuel Ross, for Washington .
Territory. A large number of agents
have also been assigned.
E. D. Bassett, Minister to Hayti, rec'd
his instructions from the Department of
State to-day and took leave of the Presi
dent. Tbe rumor prevalent here of the
alleged repugnance of the Havtien Gov
ernment to the appointment of a colored
Minister is authoritatively denied. On
the contrary, the appointment is declared
to be received by the Ilaytiens as a high
compliment to the colored race.
The abstract of all National Banks,
more than six hundred, show an agare
gate of resources and liabilities of 11,516,-
801,000, including loans and discounts,
1859,000,000; specie, nearly '18,500,000;
legal tender notes, 180,500,000; three per
cent. oertificates, 551.000,000. The capital
stock is now 1200,000,000.
Leonard Hayek, President of the late
Merehants! Bank: whof:wis convicted. .
the Criminal Court of the larceny of
118,000 worth of bonds; and sentenced to
three yearP imprisonment in tbe limited;
tiary, has been granted s new trial by the
Court in its general term: ::. -
now in session bere, has appointed Rev:
-Dr. Butler Chaplain of , the House., of..
_as delegate to the Gen
&al Aesembly o f United Presby
terbtrirhursh,and Rev. Dr.:Stuckenberg,
of Pittaburgh, airal o ternate{
An adjourned session of the National
Executive Committee of the Union
League of ALRETIOR will convene at the
St. Nicholas Hotel, in New York; on the
26th inst. . . • r
. 00LO/41. MAG/6TRATE• .1 ;,
.The= Board of Pollee Commissioners
have appoifited a colored fan a Police
Magistrate, the firstof the. African-race
in the District orCalumbia. •
•••-The followitig dispatch -fro* hir;
oent Collyer, who was reporto capttited
by tbe...lndians with a detachment of
soldiers of Co. E, Lieut.Jaoobe, actlntr Mi
his .escort, has been remised - ha , 'Ne*
York': •
t • I t aa Vegas, New Mexico, May 20.—We
arrived at Fort Bascom all well, walking
across the , staked • plains, four hundred
and thirtY•five miles, " in thirty•oue days, ,
resting on. Sundays. The Indians met
ns :with much hospitality. I leave for
. the Nayejoe.and• Apache count ry Manor
Probable &kites of the Cubap!—Value ;
maseda's Proclamation `
. Being Car•
reed 10ut- 7 ,.clrculai ; Irom President
CespFdes, &e.
[By Telegnob to the Pittihtirgh Gazette.,
Raw YORE, May, 21.—The - Herald.
states that Mr. La Bointrie, lao Vice —
Consul at Efaiana, hidim interview witY,.
the President on Clibaii affairs. He has
been frequently in the interior , of Mel
Islandiand says the Cubans will' certain
ly succeed, as their policy of haravir%
the Spaniards by evading decisive en-' -
gagements was proving . very effective.
The side-wheel blockade runner Sal-
Nador. which . escaped some time ago
from Key West. was at - Nassau - - on- the
lOtkinet. She has encodntered - but 'lit
tle litigation there, and seems to be
taking on Cuban men, arms , and - muni
tions under the open eyes of th 3 British
officials, without any interference.
Representations from a Consular Agent
who liserrealded in . Cuba .for the last
fifteen mona', places the Chbans large:
ly in the advantage, and he is of the
opinion that the insurgents , will even
tually succeed. His reason for Sobeliev
ing are that the mode of warfare adopted
.by the insurgents, that of not giving
open battle in the field, trait liy detach-
ments and bands, will greatly harass
the Spanish troops and eventually bring
them to terms. -." ' •
The provisions of the brutal proclama
tion of Valmaseda are being carried out
with terrible severity, and long lists of
brutalities are being constantly repor
ted. Six women. one child and one edi
tor were recently put to death in one
day. -
nevem Atlanta, at Philadelphia, has
been sold to the - St. Domingo Gfcivern
ment, not to the Cuban.
A circular from Pxondent'Oespedes, of
Cuba. says the union of the free peOple
of Cuba is already an- accomplished fact,
as throughout the island the Democrat
ic federal republic has been established
and the provisional constitution has
been ratified. The country has, been
divided into four departments, called .
the Eastern, Camaguey, Las Villas, and
the• Western. The offices necessary-kw
the administration of , - the government
will be filled without delay by gentle
men whojnspire eonftdenee.
The Republican • :State Convention.
Another - Tumultuous Sesslon4--Ad
,journment Sine Die Without Nominal
Mg a Candidate ibr-Governor.
tsy Teel:nos to the Piitssaran eisseue.)
Naenlirms, May' Republican
State Convention met at half-past ten
o'clock this morning. As soon as the
doors were opened there was a rush for
seats, and a race between Cole, Chair
man of tite Executive •Committee, and
Pearne, for the chair: The latter got
possession . and called the Convention to
order. Cole did iikewise. Some one
moved to adjourn sine' die. Pearne
and Cole put the motion. simulta
neously; and declared it carried.
Pearne vacated the chair, when
it was immediately taken. by R. R. But.
ter, supporter of Stokes, who called the
'Convention to order. Again attempts
'were made to, organize, whereupon the
noisy and tuniultons melee of yesterday . ,
were reenacted. All business was pre :
vented by boisterous cheering, first by,
one party and then the other. A num
ber of speeches were made during the,
intervals of (inlet, bet they were of a•
criminating andrecriminating charac
ter, and made the breach . .between the
two sections wider. Finally, about two
o'clock r. M., all were worried out, and
another motion to adjourn sine die was
carried, and the,delegates retired with
out having effected an organization.
The split was on the election of tempo.
racy Chairinan. The report that Sector
intended withdrawing, mentioned yes
terday, was without fotmdation. Re is
in the hands of his friends, who. bave
called a convention tonight to nominate
him. The friends of Stokes hawi, also
called a convention to-night. It is
probable that there will be two Republi
can tickets. !the opposition, it is reason
ably certain, will have no ticket, the poli
cy-of that party being neutrality.
Sentor and Stokes spokevlast night to
parties of their supporters. Senior said
the day would come when the rebels
should be enfranchised, •but it was a long
way off. Stokes declared in favor of
giving the rebels-who remained at home
and behaved themselves the right of sof ,
frage. Senator Sprague isannbunced for
a speech here on Monday.
By Telegraph to the Mebane' Gazette.
ZiEw Yoimi l May 21, 1889
The neittrality laws are to be strictly
enforced, andato expeditions suppcsed to
to have arms or recruits for the Cuban
insurgents will be: alloWed to leaie the
port; The Maholiing, One of the heaviest
steam cutters in the service, has been or
dered to this port to assist iu enforcing
the laws. •
George D. Davis, on trial for pellnry,
in connection with the case of Collector
Bally, was to-day found guilty and re
manded for sentence.' •
United States Assistant Treasurer, Van
Dyck, gives note that les of gold will
be made on M o nday and„ Thursday of
each week. Not more than $2,000,010
per week be disPe!led ef•
Senator Chandler, ; of -Michigan, and
his finkßy sail to-m orrow In the City of
Brooklyn fOr. Europe. • ,
The .ftening News states that a broker
Pained Deaden Parinlee; in a Wall street
firto; has absconded: with shares of stock
of the value 01'00,000, obtained from ft.
Wilson, 15 -"ekg all street, by Weeent•eit
forged checks. - - .
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havitig. issued'
orders fossil gold to the amount of- two
minions Per 'Week* . follow ,it' up
soon -Mt another to buy ibOnds. , in sums
not leas than two '`lnithonsi tts Tnern
thirteen.' in
millions of ,ourre in; the
Treasury, only seven of wbioh - require
ad to Meet, the explums bf the; SoYern•
ment.The .surplusi six, millions, will
be used 'towards the reduction, of the
debt by buying bonds or otherivise.:
—Col. L. C. liforvell; of Pass clitietimi,
Balsa, has announced -iself avcan4t ,
date for ( 4 overuor of h
th m at Statt.'; It Is
said his record as a Southern Unionist ,
during .the lax is audoubted.llll
Lewis Dent will socompally col, Nor
in canvassing the State. 7..
(By Teleg:sill to the Pittsburgh Guette..
Lorinoic, May 21.—The new duplicate
telegrah line •to 'ponnect London and
Valentiwas completed this day. It is
to be used solely for the transmission of
cable business. The two Atlantle cables
axe in perfect working order. Hereafter
one cable will be used - exclusively for
sending dispatches . from Valera's, and
the other for receiving. There is no
no longer any reason why messages
should not be transmitted almost instair
.taneorisly between London and New
Rev. Alexander Dycii, the eminent
Shakesperian commentator and author,
died yesterday, aged 71 years.
May 21.--Sir. Francis Head,
formerly Governor General of Canada,
has sent a letter to the Times, enclosing
the correspondence with Secretary Marcy
arising out of she Canadian rebellion in
1837. Sir Francis in his letter argues
that if the United States was in the
wrong at that' time, then England has
dormant claims for apology and com
pensation, though they have long been
overlooked and forgotten. If the United
States was Tight then, he submits
to the good sense and good feeling of
the Americans the logicid, moral
and political impossibility of now
refusing a reply for the Queen's neutral
ity proclamation similar to_ that which
they gave themselves in 1837. He calls
attention to the fact that England was
the only country in Europe which
pledged herself, by proclamation, to re
main neutral in the late war,
and con
cludes with epromise to reply in a second
letter to Mr. Sumner's complaint of as
sistance rendered to the Confederates.
Mr. Forster, Vice.: President of the
Cduncil, in an address to his constituents
-opposed the views put , forward by Mr.
Sumner in his speech on the Alabama
claims. He said the government could
riot be held responsible for the offensive
acts of individuals. , It had strained the,
,law in favor of the • United States in
stopping the rams. England was
prepared to pay for the mistake-in the
case of the Alabama,on arnitration.
He considefed concession beyond a cer
tain point would be crime, attended by
humiliation. He felt assured that war
would never occur between England
and America.
Conn, May 21.—Mr. Hagerty was to
day elected Mayor of this city, in place
of O'Sullivan, resigned. The ex-Mayor
was assailed by , a mob and threatened
with personal violence for supporting the
election of Hagart7.
MADRID, May 21.—in his reply to
Senor Castellar's speech, Admiral Tapete
declared that he was opposed to the res
toration of Qaeen Isabella. He thought
the elevation of Duke Montpenser to the
throne was desirable, but said, as a mem
ber of the Cabinet, he should strictly
subordinate his action to the policy
of the Prime. Minister and the
Minister of War, who with himself and
all other Members of the
awaited the decision of the Cortes for
their guidance. He concluded by ad
vising the Cortes to take care that no
daring man cut the knot which they were
unable to undo.
Article 32d of the Constitution, de
claring all power to emanate from the
nation, was adopted by the Cortes to-day
by acclamation. Article 33d, declaring
the formai government of the nation is
the monarchy, was passed after a pro•
treated debate, by a vote of 214 affirms
tivea to 70 negatives.
Lostnorr, May 21.—1 t is rumored in
Paris that changes are to be made in the
Emperor's. Cabinet and all the present
'Ministers are to be removed except M.
Farcade, Durny and Greasier.
Sourrwarrox, May 21.—Steamship
Cambria, from New York, has arrived.
QuEErtwrowN, `9iay 21. Steamship
Scotia, from New York, hot arrived.
LONDONDERRY, May 21.—Steamer Co.
lumbia, from New York, for Glasgow,
has arrived. .
LONDON, May 21.-Evening-Cmisob3
for money 93V; for account 93%. Five-
Twenties 781§! Stocks: Brie 19%; nu
now 94%. Spirits Turpentine 29e. 6d.
Tallow 435. 3d. Sager active for afloat at
89s. 3d.; on spot 39a:6d. Common Rosin
be. 6d.;
,fine lbs. 6d.
ANTWMP, May 21.- 7 Petroleurn declin
ing at 47%f.
Raver, May 21.-Cotton quiet and
steady at 140%f. on spot.
P ,21.
iANKTonT, May -4fnited States
Bonds 84%158414.
Livaupoob, May 21.--Cotton quiet;
Middling uplands 11%; Orleans 11%;
sales.warAlo,oo 9 bales; aalesfor the week
were 42,000 bales,of which 6,000 bales were
taken for export'ardl,ooo Dales Ohrapeon-
Litton; stock le , 383,000 bales. of which
185,000 bales were American ; Cotton
afloat and bound to this port amounts to
624,000 bales of which 184,000 bales are
American. Wheat = firm; California
white 9s. bd.. red western Bs. 7d. West
ern Flour 21a. 641.! • Corn: milted 28e. 6d.
Oats, Barley and Peas are' unchanged.
Porkloosif, flee 90ei. Lard 674. Iphseie:
.81e. Baczn Wis.' 'Petroleum 7d, relined
Is. 834 d. ow 43j '
Fammidwry May 41.-Ffv4.Tirenties
Pants, May 21.-4kiurie, Otreng., Rankle
72f. 2e.
-;•The solo riLtheateanters of t o
tiO 4 andlAiasissibid - Steamihip CiMipinty
took place at St. Lonis, yesterday. The
Olive Stanek brtmght $11;000t 'Lady Gay,
515,000; Pauline Carroll, 518,000; Conti
nental,. MOO; W._ /?.. Arthutei 1126,000.
It la tuidorabnd the bmtamerehld In by
the Company, who will dispose of them
.private ado, In the• hope„ of. obtaining. ,
something theit real , value. The
.Company's wharf boat 'naught $24,000;
and will be used by the new Company to
be formed by the owners of eight rst
class n n ataio4whioh,capt. John Ar. Garr
it aviiiirintOdene and,,,tedih!
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The Old School General Assembly—Sec
ond Day's Proceedings.
(Ely Telegrapn to the Pittsburgh Gazt tte•)
NEW Yong, May 21.—The Old School
General Assembly was called to order at
'nine o'clock this morning, for devotional
exercises. The religious services having
been held, business.was resumed.
A commission was received from the
New. School Assembly, certifying to the
appointment of the following named del
egates to represent that body in the Old
School Assembly: Rev. Dr. William
Adams and Wm. E. Dodgc.
The Standing Committees were an
nounced by the Moderator.
Committee of Conference with the New
School Presbyterian Astembly—Ministere,
Rev. Dr. G. W. Musgrave, Rev- Dr. A.
G. Hall, Rev. Dr.• L. Hatwater Rev.
Dr. Willis Lord, Rev. Dr. H. R, Wilson;
Ruling Elders, Robt. Carter, J. C. Grier,
Chas. D. Drake, Henry Day, Wm. 1 4 rea
The following orders of the day were
then decided upon:
Business to begin at ten A. at. Monday.
Ist, Board of. Publication; 2d, Board of
Church Extension. Tuesday, Ist, Board
of Foreign Missions; 2d, Board of Educa
tion. Wednesday, let, Committee on
the Fund for Disabled Ministers; 2d,
Committee on Freedmen. Thursday,
Ist, Board of Domestic Missions. _
Rev. Dr. Irving, Chairman of a com
mittee appointed by the last Assembly
on sympathetic benevolence,.presented a
report which contained a plan for assess.
ing Synods, these to assess Presbyterie4,
and they in turn to assess Sessions for all
the stated objects of benevolence. This
matter was referred to the appropriate
standing Committee, and will come up
The Reformed (late Dutch) Church
sent a certificate of appointments of del
egates to this body, vizt_liev. Dr, W. J.
R. Taylor, D. D., and Rev. R. Wells.
The delegates from the new Presby
tery of Austin, Texas, were, on motion,
enrolled and took their seats.
A taper was read by R. R. Rogers, ex
tending a cordial invitation to Elders of
this Assembly to meet,the Elders of the
New School Assembly lthis :evening, in
the Church of the Covenant, corner of
Park avenue and Thirtieth street. and
the Assembly adjourned to half past two
At the afternoon session a report was
read from the Committee appointed by
the Philadelphia 'Union Convention.
with respect to certain rules for the gov
ernment of the Church, which was re
ferred, - .
A message from the National Temper
ance Society, requesting clergymen of
all denominations to preach against the
evils of intempdrance on the last Sab
bath of the present year,
was referred.
An invitation to visit the forty-fourth
annual exhibition of the American Ace
decoy of Design, to-morrow, was ac
-- A paper was read from the Boardof
Education, expressive of thankfulness
for the prosperity of the Church and the
success which for the past half century
has attended their efforts, and recom
mending the General Assembly take
measures for the celebration of the semi
centennial anniversary of the formation
of the Board. Tuesday next was decided
upon for the celebration, to take place in
the Brick , Church, and Rev. Drs. McGill,
Lord, Bedell and "McCosh are to be re
quested to deliver addresses on the occa
A communication was received from
the. New School Assembly, with the,
names of Committee of Conference.
A communication from Rev. Mr. Van
Fleet, of the Illinois Theological Semi
nary, offering to place that institution
under the control of the General Assem
bly, was referred to the Board of Educa
The additional articles of faith, re
ported by a ,Committee of the Conven
tion which met in Philadelphia, were re
ferred to the Conimittee on Overtures.
It was announced that a meeting will
be held Sunday evening, in behalf of
City Evangelization, in Dr. Wm. Adams'
Rev. Dr. Murry read a list of about
forty pastors who preach on Sunday in
varluus churchesin the city.
The New School Assembly.
The New School Assembly reaasembled
at past eight o'clock this morning, and
spent an hour in devotional exercises.
At half past nine the Assembly was
called to order for business, the new
Moderator, Rev. Dr. Fowler, in the chair.
The proceedings were opened with
prayer. after which the credentials of a
large number of delegates, who have ar
rived since yesterday's session, were pre
sented, and the bearers admitted to - seats.
The Moderator-announced the Standing
Committees, and , also the following
Special Committees:
On Reunion—Rev. Drs. Wm. Adams,
Fisher,Patterson, Spears and Shaw;
Elders Wm. Strong, Dan'l Haines, Wm.
Dodge, J. S. Farrand and John L. Knight. .
On Communication of Presbyterian
Church in Canida—Rev. Dr. Flamm, Dr.
N. G. Hatwell and. Rev. Dr. Jas. Bone.
The roll of Synods was then called,
when synodical records, statist ical re
ports, narratives and overtures ' were
handed in. Endorsed-and filed for - future
Mr. Walter S. Griffith, Secretary of
the Committee on Persian Missions,
read an elaborate report showing the
work of the Committee. The fall amount
contributed during the past year was
$108,196; seven hundred and eightpeight
churches made no eastributlons. The
report was referred to the Chminittee on
Foreign Affairs.
Rev. Dr. Patterson called for the report
of the Comtnittee cat Reunion, ' which
was read by Rev. Dr: , Adams, •It sets
forth the efforts ',madeeat the St. Louis
Assembly to bring about a reunion, re.
suiting in the appointment of a commit!
tenor nine members to meet a similar
committeeion the part of the New School
body, to arrange a basis of reunion.
These :committees met in March,
1888, and f. in • May presented their
report to.the,respectivaAssemblies, held
at Albany.and 'Harrisburg. The terms
were approved and sent to the Presbyte4
ries for their ratification. • On :adjourn
nent of both bodies, the terms - of re.union
mere ascertalnedand sent to the Syniali
for ratification. In January last,the Om
mitts° on the part of the• New School•
met in this city and prepared - an addretits, ,
which was sent tp the Presbyteries, ad
vising further concessions, inorder that
there might be no obstacle to <a speedy
reunion of both bodies, — 1
Judge Allison; of 'llaidelplale, said Iket
did not attend the meeting of the Com
mittee held inthis city in January, and .
as he is a member of the Committee, and
for the purpose of historical accuracy, he
desired to be placed on the record as vo
ting against some of the propositions in
tho address to the Presbyteries.
Rev. Dr. Adams said Judge Allison's
statement was correct, and read again
that part of the report referring to the
meeting'of the committee, to show that
it imputed no action to members of the
committee, not in attendance.
Rev. Dr. Kendall, Secretary of Foreign
Missions, read the report of the, commit
tee. The report.enlarged upon the open
ing of new territories, the improve
ments in transportation, and great
influx of immigrants, thukshowing the
want of increased efforts in behalf of
home missions. The statistics read were
to the effect that of the immigrants to
this country the non-Catholics are in the
majority, and the latter are rapidly on
the decline as compared with those of
the Proteitant and Evangelical faith ar
riving on !our shores. Six missionaries
have died during the past year; four
hundred tend sixty have been employed,
of which number reports have been re
ceived frcim three hundred and thirty
two; the number of conversions is
given at two thousand four hundred; addi
fition to church membership, three thou-.
sand seven hundred and forty-five were
received on personal application, and
one thousand six hundredand forty by
letter; seventy-three churches have been
formed during the year. The report
closes by setting forth the want of more
Ministersat the West, and at the same
time calling attention to the large num
ber who are unemployed at the East.
Rev. Dr. Hatfield read the report of the
Committee on Freedmen, which is a Sub-
Committee on Houle Missions. The re
port detailed the organization of the De
-1 partment immediately after, the close of
the war. A normal school 'has been es
tablished at Winchester, Va., and schools
for children have been established un- I
der the direction of Mr. Waring, at
Front Royal, Peterboro, Fredericks
burg. VaL, and other points. The schools
opened• in. Tennessee have been princi-,
pally in the country towns of the State.
The Committee has labored without mo
hvtation. Three schools have been
opened in Alabama. Three school nouses
have been destroyed in various parts of.
the South. Allover the South the freed
men were found yearning to learn to
read and write, and the Committee has
been seriously embarrassed by the want
of money and lack of suitable buildings.
The Committee has co-operated with the,
Freedmen's' Bureau in the educational
work. I ,
Recess till half-past two o'clock.
At the afternoon session the report of
the Treasurer of the Home Missionary
Society was read by Hon. E. A. Lam
bert and approved. It showed the le
ceipts daring the year to be $174,906.
The report on Education was read by
Rev. Dr. Atterbury. The colleges be
longing to the church throughout the
States are in a flourishing condition.
ihe amount received for the rash:its
ante of schoolt colleges and seminaries.
as $24,029, being four thousand dollars
more than last year. The sum
tlas still insufficient to educate
t e nuinbei - of aspirants for the minis
ry: There are many vacancies in the
ministry at the west, and applications
come daily for additional laborers in the
vineyard, besides any .number of mis
sionaries can find work on foreign mis
sions. Two hundred and ten candidates
for thoiministry have been assisted, in
cluding seven colored students. •
The report of the committee on Ptibli-
Cation was read by Rev. J. W. Dulles, of
Philadelphia, and approved. It shows
much good work has been done, and a
balance of $827 in the Treasury.
The Church Action Committee reported
havfbg given aid to seventy-nine church
es during the year. Receipts from con
tributions, $57,000. '
Monday morning q 10% o'clock was
fixed for the reception of delegates front
" corresponding bodies.'
The Commercial Convention—Reports of
VaOcius Committees—Adjournment.
tßy Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
MEiPHIS, May, 21.—The Convention
opened at the regular hour. Numerous
letters and telegrams were received from
distinguished persons regretting their ,
inability to be present, and sympathizing
with and endorsing the 'work already
done; also, one from General Beauregard
stating that delegates to the New Orleans
Conventior would be passed free bottle
ways over the railroads hence to that city;
.also the following:
4 *.Netti York, May '2o—Our most cordial
thanks to friends, and yourself, for the
action of the ConYention. Our bonds are
quoted at the Paris exchange at seyenty
nine, gold.
for Directors."
The Committee on Direct Trade made
an amended report, meeting the objec
tionable clause discriminating in favor of
Norfolk, endorsing the direct trade
schemes inaugurated at other Southern
ports. The report - was unanimously
The Committee on Fintui4 and Bank=
ing reported a resolution that the Con
vention recommend and urge Congress
to so amend the national banking laws
as to 'give the Southern and Western
States a fair and equitable proportion ofo
banking- capital and circulation, either
by redistribution or an increase, as their
wisdom may determine. Also the fal
Resoletd, That "the Convention favor
the reduction of the interest on the na
tional debt by means consistent with
the faithful discharge of the obligations
of therGovernmentto public creditors.. ~
Resolved, That the Convention reoom
mend Legislatures of the various states
to repeal all usury laws, or lima which
tend to impair the validlW of contracts,
that capital sinking. investment may be
rendered more secure.
Which were unanimously adopted.
Various resolutions.- were offered as
amendments but voted down. '
4en. Duff Green read an elaborate me
morisl on the subject. Referred.
• The Standing Committee on-Manufac
turers' andklMining reported in favor of the Legislatures of the
various states to encourage manufactures
by the enactment of -laws freeing capital
!wetted and mining and manufactures
Mint taxation, thus inviting the world to
bring its capital and.put it to work to de
velop our national resources, Congreasto
exempt , front duty maohinery for the
manufacture of raw material..
On the subject of mining, the Com..
mittee asked further time to prepare a
report, to be presented to the next Con
vention. Granted.
Also recommending ,to the Govern
ment the reestablishment of a Bureau
of Manufactures and Mining, under the
supervision of the Secretary of the In
The Committee on Mississippi River
Levees and • Improvements . made , an
elaborate report, showintik die necessity
for the improvements, asking. Govern- ,
merit aid for removing the bar at the
mouth of the river, and protesting
against the construc tion of any more
bridges over any navigable stream, un
le: a capable of permitting the passage of
the largest steamer at high tides. They
also reported on the subject of levees, in
favor of asking , the early attention of
Congress on the subject, and the endorse
ment of bonds for this purpose, when
the Legislatures of States interested shall
have provided for the interest on the
same; also fora committee to memorial-
Congress on the subject.
The report was ably supported by Gen.
Alcorn, of Mississippi, awl Hon. Erastue
Wells, of Missouri, showing the para
mount interest of improving navigation,
of the river over all railroads, as it was a
highway Vanderbilt,- Fisk and all combi
nations of bulls and bears could not
Various resolutions were offered as sub
stitutes, suggesting various methods of
The report was adopted, except the por
tion referring to bridges, which. was re
The Committee on Agriculture and
General Business reported in favor of
publishing the preliminary report of
Commodore Maury on the physical sur
vey of Virginia; also for the appointment
of a committee of three from each State
to solicit aid-for that purpose; also a com
mittee of five to memorialize Congress for
aid for plans connecting the various riv
ers,- as suggested by Commodore Maury, •
and that said committee also collect all
statistics on this subject and present
them. The report was adopted unani-
mouldy. ;
Also, for the appointment of a Stand-%
ing Committee of five to memorialize
Congress on the subjects endorsed by the
Convention but not referred to special
committees. Adopted..
Also, for a Committee of five to corms
pond with the Board of Trade of Man
chester England, on the subject of Cot
ton cult ure. Adopted.
Also, that the Convention heartily
approve the bulk grain movement recent
ly inaugurated between St. Louis and
Liverpool, via ,New Orleanti. Adopted.
The Committee on Railroads reported
at great length in favor of pushing for
ward roads now being constructed; ep.
proving the action of the Legislatures of
Arkansas and Alabama, granting aid to
railroads; also, in favor or leveeing the
Mississippi so as to make theeplevee a':-
road bed; showing the importarfee of the . .
completion, of the various railroads now
under construction, and asking Congress.
,to grant the right of way fora -railroad .
from Nerfolk;St. Louis and' Louisville:
General Featheralane offered an• •
amendment recommending a- railroad
from Ship Island to Jackson, Mississippi.. '
Adopted. •
Also, an amendment asking Congress
to abolish the duty on railroad iron. -
Tile report was adopted, with the ex
ception of the clause asking Congress to
grant the right of way to Norfolk and
St. Louis, which was rejected.
The Special Committee on the time
and place of the next Convention report
ed in favor of another Convention at .
Louisville, Ky., on the 12th of October
next; also for a committee of one front
each State to prepare by-laws for the
Convention, to be reported on at the
next - meeting, and that the standing
committees shall hold over The repdrt
was adopted.
Evening Session.—Several committees
provided for in the morning session were
announced as follows:
To memorial Cotton Supply Associa
tion—Hon. Wm. Sprague, s. S. Davis,
W m. Lamb, W. A. Johnson, F. C. More
On [Direct Special Tax—Gen. Patton,
D. E. Butler, E. W. Cole, G. A. Sykes,
Wm. Lamb.
A vote of thanksto Commodore Maury,
for services on the subject of direct trade,
and a resolution allowing Gen. Duff
Green to publish his memorial in the rec
ords of the Convention, were adopted;
also, a resolution requesting Congress to
put the telegraph system of the country
under the control of the Postmaster Gen
A resolution requesting Congress to
prohibit the building of any brides on
the Mississippi, above the month of the
Missouri river, of less than one hundred
feet span, er on the Ohio, below Pitts
burgh, of Pass than three hundred feet
was adopted.
The Committee on Immigrat'on ra
ported at great length, opposing the in
troduction ofimmigrants other titian Can
cession, but recommending lit : gent ef
forts for securing those from whatever
country they may come and assuring
them of protection; setting forth that
the preient labor system is wholly inad
equate for practical purposes; also
showing the great di iculties 'to
be encountered in securing immigrantei
either for China or Europe, and Without
recommending any of the many plans
already devised to , secure immigrants,
earnestly recommend that measures be
taken to refute the false and slanderous
representations in regard to the
South,' which . are circulated through
out Europe, and for this purpose
recommend the appointment of agents
for that purpose, also for similar purposes
at the north, and for landing immigrants
at southern ports.
; Dr. Noyes, of Louisiana, opposed the' ,
report in an able speech and offered an'
amendmeht asserting the. rout. via
New Orleans is the cheapest and most.
expOdient. ,>;
A long discussion ensued on the-last
resolution, denouncing all whO attempt
to ostracise those who come for
mate purposes, on , the' ground that no ,
such ostracisedexhits ' and a' substitute
was adopted settling forth that immi=
grants from whatever ,point shall enjoyy.
the same privileges as native born citi
zens. •
Other resolutions were adOpted, with
the usual vote of thanks to bfficers, preen,
citizens, &c.
• At 10:30 adjourned sine dies
Orticaoo, May 21.—1 n the afternoon
No. 2 spring Wheat was moderately ac
tive, the marketiosing steady at .1.1 5
seller this Other • grains were
neglected. evening business wait
dull. No. 2 Wheat closed firm at *1,15)
on spot. Nothing done in rrovialon&-,