The Pittsburgh gazette. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 1866-1877, May 24, 1869, Image 1

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Agitation on the Alabama Question—lm
mense Meeting in frelatiti; In Oppo
sition to Church Disestabllshment—
Propose. t o
Queen. Isabella Proposes to Abdicate
In Favor of Her Son—Another Candi
date for - the Throne--American Mi
tar Tlrashburne Presents His Creden
tials to the Emperor of France—The
French Elections—Persecution or
Christians In China.
My Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.
LONDON, May- 22.—The' Times this
morning .has another editorial on the
Alabama question, suggested by the re
cent speech of Mr. Forster. The Times
says: ',England has equal cause of, win
plaint against America: Great
resisted the temptation -to. recognize the
South, thereby inflicting' sufferings o
her' people, disobliging an ally, and i
fact declared In. favor of the-North, an
is now Misunderstood and accused of
hostility and selfishness."
Sir Francis Bead had communicated
several ()Medal documents to prove the as
instance rendered by America to the Ca
nadian revolt in 1837. He asserts, in a
letter accompanying the document, that
Mr. Sumner's language applies to that well as the case of the Alabama.
but that the English Government never
received or claimed indemnity.
The-Pal/ Mall Gazette also bad a lead
ing article on the Alabama claims ques
tion. The writer says whatever England
did in respect to the Americans,• France
did and ten times more, Ibr nothing but
our refusal of her invitation to recognize
the Southern Confederacy saved .the
North from a more trying and doubtful
contest: t
The Weekly Spectator, • published to
day, also discusses the question. The
truths told by Mr.. Forster, the old and
• staunch friend of Americans must teach.
Americans how univerpal,tl4 resistance
would-be if Mr. Sumnerlidemands were
seriously pressed.
One of the greatest meetings ever as
sembled was held in Belfast; Ireland, to•
day, to protest against the disestablish
ment of the Irish Church. -It is estimat
ed that nearly 20,000 people were present.
The rejection of the treaty for the sale
of St. Thomas by the United States Ben-.
ate causes much irritation at Copenhagen..
. The Independence Beige. of this evening.
learns that Mr. Sanford, United States
Minister to Belgium, has sent his resigna
tion to Washington. He was led satithe
• this step in consequence of the' action - 11f
the Senate with reference to his nomina
tion for Minister to Spain. .; ,
MAD - yen%
terday, Article Sith of theWational Lon
stitutio,n was,•adopted:,..Tie mar
riage bill has been introduced.
The Republican newspapers of this city '
assert that the recent vote of the Cortes
has only deferred the scheine for a feder
al republic. not defeated_it. .A republic
sooner or later must come through the
want of a monarch and the absence of
unanimity on the part of the majority of
the Cortes. -
Queen Isabella has proposed to abdi
cate in favor of her .son, the Prince of
Asturias. , Gonzales Bravo, her former
Prime Minister, and others haveadVised
her otherwise. _
M. May 24.—Admiral Topete has
been appointed Minister of Colonies ad
.It is rumored that Prince Augustus, of
Portugal, will be put forward as a candi
date for the Spanish throne, and that ne
gotiations are on foot for his marriage to
a daughter of the Duke of Montpensier.
PARIS, May 22.-oen. Dix, American
Minister, to-day had an audience with the
Emperor, at which he introduced Mr.
Washburne as his successor, and took
formal leave of his Majesty. Mr. Wash
burne4hen presented his credentials as
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plen
ipotentiary from the United States to
The general elections for members of
the Corps Legislatif commenced to-day.
The the city Negresses quietly,
and reports, from all parts of the country
show Abet tranquility prevails.
The. French Derby took place today.
The grand purse of Paris was won by
Count , De Lagrange.
MaiisErLLss, May 23.—The American
schooner Angella was abandoned at sea
andt6r drew have landed afthlii pon t :
Lounort,-MAy 23.—The difficulty with
the ChinesugovernMent, arising out of
the persecution of Christians in the
Nortb, - has been settled. The latest dia.
- tchea from the British Legation at
Pekin state that the Mandarin who coun
tenaeeod the persecutions has .been re
moved from office.
GERNIMIT. - • ` •
Bantry, litlir22.- Von 0140 — tt,
Prussian Minister at Washington has
arrived hait '
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,EI.I4Mr9IALIAED, COEilliEptCliAtift:l
' • lioirbniorj MO .
foriluOnCY 93 Nii for Woust 93g. Amer.'
-loan neirrities - quiet. Five-Twentiesi st
lioddou 79 4, do at Erankfort, firmer at
86;%;" "Erie 19g; Illinois 94. Stocks
steady. - _
Javgitrooi. May 22.-Cotton market,
.dtillt 'Middling uptanda4l: Orleans 1134;
alibi were 7,009 Wet; Vallfoktill wham'
wheat 9e. 6d.; red western Bs. Td. Weft
ern Flour 21e. Ekl, Corn:, No; 2 tilixed24.
-Oats 2a, 4d. Barley 64. . Peas- ;88a.
Pork 100 e. Beef 90s. Lalt ffra.' Cheat*
82a. Itaeon 69a. Common rosin 51., and
'fine ,16a. Spirits petroleum dgdyrefined
le. B;4d. Tallow 438. 6d." Turpentine
9d. Tallow 42a. 9d. Sperm oil £lOl.
sugar 365. 9d. Whale oil £37 Calcutta
Linseed . 61a. Petroleum at An twerp 41%.
- 'Mayas, May 22.--Cotton at 1403ifF.
on spot.
4 1 1 1 ‘.1 1 Erolut May 22.13nited
Bondi - firmer at 85x.
-Piiits; May 22.-Boune" quiet. _Ratites
_ -
Ainarolng May 22.—Ateteriean bonds
, Five-Twaittes quoted at ssg.
feram Japan and (mina.
MT telegraph to the Pittoburzil Gazette.]
S&N Fa ‘ trimseo, May 22.—The steamer
China,lfrom Hong Kong Aprill9th, and
Yokohama April 30th, has arrived. She'
experienced a heavy monsoon to Yoko
hams. and thence . a strong Southwest
wind to this port. She brings 1,310 pas
sOngers, 1,310 toms cargo. Passengers
for New York: Thos. E. Lynch, J. J.
CorpstoCk, J: Parsons ' Rev. Mr. Todd
arid wife, Capt. J. G. Creighton, C. D.
Southall,. John C. Howard, Louis Valli
der; for 'Europe, Capt. Denny, R. A., and
Mix Europeans in steerage.
'Political affairs in Japan are in an un-'
satisfactory condition. 'The Mikado had
left Kirlo for Yeddo, where a general
Congress of Princes .of the Empire are
expected to assemble by command of the
Mikado; The report that several leading
Damios had surrenderedtheir territories
and sovereign rights and privileges to
the Mikado is oonlirmed. Apprehension
is entertained by the Japanese lest'The
great assemblies of Damios atYeddo will
lead to trouble. The Imperial fleet had
left for Hokadido to attack and ialist the
Fegurno klan. ' ,
Owing to an accident to ttie Machinery
the ram Stonewall put back and anchored
,in Urge Bay. ' -
Great excitement prevailed at Hoka
dido over an expected attack by the Mi
kado's forces. One of the leaders, Tegu
vri y, was assassinated for advocating a
surrender to the Mikado.
A steamer belonging to *Abe Japanese
was blown up while anchored off Yeddo,
the powder magazine having been acci
dentally ignited. It is reported sixty
lives wer lost.
The opening of Yeddo remained a dead
letter, owing to the blunder of the gov
ernment, which placed every difficulty
in the way., Buainess was , being freely,.
transacted and the urgent remonstrances
of the foreign ministers will cause the
Japanese government to take steps to
remedy the currency evil.
Business in Yokohama market is lim
ited. Gray sheetings and cotton yarn
&plunder favorable home advices; fancy
goods extremely depressed; silk quiet
and firm; no change anticipated until the
new season.
Tea quiet; arrivals small; stock on hand
low; grade offering no inducements to.
purchasers; prices nominal; ,no change
anticipated before the new season.
China advices state that the funeral
ceremonies* of IMaj: Gem Brunker, ' COM
manding English forces of China and Ja
pan and Lieutenant Governor of Bong
Kong, took place IdarCh 27th with full
military honors. English,Arnericanand
other naval °Mars attended:Mits./Load.
lean Minister was expected at Shanghai
from the South. Besides visiting Can
ton, it was his intention to place a Vice
Consultate lir Hainan as soon AB he could
comtrinnieste with the Governor Of
Pekin. C. D. Williams, a well known
resident of China, is selected for the post.
Pekin advices state that unless rain
falls soon serious damage will result to
the crops. The Emperor visited the tem
ples and offered prayers for rain. Sev
eral Manchoos broke into the Imperial
Treasury and plundered it 0f 1 3,000 taels in
silver. -
firelocipedes are numerous in Shanghai.
ICanton, advioes remt, continued _un
favorable Weather for new teas. Some
tea men assert that the whole first crop
is seriously damaged.
Missouri Woman's Suffrage JLeseelatior.
(By .112graoik'so the pissiobrtn easette.,
ST. Louts, May. 22.—The Woman's Suf
frage Association held its last meeting
for the summer this afternoon. A letter
from Mrs. Francis D. Gage was read,
which strongly urged the ladies to per
aevernin the work and they would tri
umph in-theend. She said woman her
self istini p aristipieray We shall encoun
ter. -W - She -mejorlty et our • own
sex :aril ; for-the right , o su ff rage', the
majority of men will make the heaven
echo with their aye. - She: chairmen
the women against charging all the
wrong and suffering of the age on the
men. There is not a man living who
does not bear the imp:east:if his mother.
not a woman upon whom some father has
not set his seal. sincerely believe if
woman would • much labor,
time and Money in enderivoring to right
the wrongs of society as they do now in
following its unnecessary rules and con
ventionalisms, they would in five years
correct all theprominent evils and march
to the ballot .box.
A resolution that the Association does
not sympathize with the opposition to
the Fifteenth amendment to the Consti
tution. but rejoices in the libSration and
advancement of every human being, pro- '
duced an animateds discussion and some
sharp sparring, during which much
prejudice again 4 the negro was
manifested. - Misa Dr. Grennan op
posed the resolution, and among other
things said the negro had enough friends
in Sumner, the fieriedict Arnold pf his
country, Greeley,,the Judasliscatiot, and
the shilly-shally Wendell Phillips... She
was very ..oevere` on. the. inert, and- be
lieved that Congress should have adopted
Mr. Julian's. amendment.= The resolu
tion was finally laid on the table by a de
cisive vote • •' • • ~, •••
Mrs. IFfrard. the Corresponding Secre
tary, r -a review' of the situatien.liet
ting forth What has been accomplished
lathe past few years, and takitig an en
cotiraginrview of the future and urging
,her co-biiliorera to continued and .ener
gotta exertion..
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Fro":Caba—landlng of • I,lllbustors—
„ , ' Heavy Fighdng,
fOrlrolosnsab w the Piny Otto ttipsetur;
..liavaile. May 22,c , e1a Kay West, 23.
infoTinadon has been received here of
..the isudineof three-hundred filibusters
sear Slibra.... There was an obstinate
.fight With trOops on the shore, int whioh
the Spahfsh 'captured two , cannon
r t' 1
, oty4wo nicti and • the intim.
'eats lete 'eighty 'killed , and wound
,itled. , e result is • unknown. Fighting
is reported near Trinidad and Clienpe
goo, and with. heavy louts and appalling
idrocitiesvn both• sides. Remedlos is in
p'dale of,, Anarobi.
• The insurgente, are
1 übiqtaitious in - that ' jurieditio ,n , and
1 small bands of Spaniards;and Cubans , ate
'Ougaged,in mutual corder and robbery.
The Coal Ileepehilon:
(BY Teter/us to the PlustsusS Ossatts.4
SCRANTON, PS., M11.1,224-The miners
held a formal meeting td-day on - the
question of stuipension. - Theinte stood
for suspension, 889; agaitutt suspenalon,
408., T h is Is deobrive; thew will be: no
suspension here. •
—Mr. Nelson, Minister to Mexico,
leaves Terre, Haute, Ind:., this morning,
for. his post of duty, vie Ned Orlefunread
Havana, A .
PITTSBURGH, 310 . 1\IDAY. MAY 24, 1869,
Appointmenta—Teias and Dlississippl
Elections—Army Gazette—News from
Cube Encouraging to Insurgents—Min
ister Motley's Instructions—Publin
Debt—Currency Statements.
(By Telegrapb to ;be Pittsburg:2 Gazette.,
IirIASHINOTON, May 22, 1889.
sixwa'rnoss ciona.
News has ,been received-direct`from
Cespedes by Cubans in this city, con
firming fully the. defeat of the Spanish
forces in attempting to open the , railroad
from Nenvitas to Puerto Principe. The
date and channel of - receipt is kept pri
vate for prudential . reasons. The
loss of the 'Spaniards is set down
at one thousand in killed ,and
wounded. The Cuban force - is
stated to have been thirty-five thousand
men, under Quesada, intrenched on the
road, and the Spanish numbered about
the same. The fighting was by far the
severest which has taken place during
the war. The battle was decided by the
arrival of the Marquis. of Santa Lilco
with four thousand men, large numbers
of whom were mounted, but who,
though very poorly armed, mule a
desperate .
.and. sucmsedul charge on
the flank of the Spaniards. Of
five hundred colored troops •a"little '
over four hundred shot their officers and
went over to the Cubans. The remainder
are neither with the insurgents nor
Spaniards and are supposed to have taken
to the woods. All the baggage, provis
ions and ammunition of the Spaniards
was carried in ten cars and dragged on
rails by oxen, together with the
dead, and a chief .part of the
wounded were abandoned to the
Cabal* who, after, battle, went six
miles' to Sari Miguel, where they de
stroyed the barracks in sight of the re
treating Spaniards. Tne loss of the Cu-
bane is. given at several hundred.
Vessels. - since returned to the United
States, had, a few days before, landed
arms and ammunition. The Sp knish GeO—
eral Letonaris reported wounded, but
whether in that action it is not said.
Cespedes ard' the insurgents felt confi
dent of *news.
The President to-day stated to Judge
Paschal, who called on him in behalf of
Gov. Reese, of Texas, that the time for
holding the election 4u that State and .
MlssiMippl would not be decided until
after the election hal:ugh:lla. He thought
the best time would be between the times
of storing grain and the commencement.
of thecotton picking season. Mr.l Paschal
suggested the lst Monday in August had
always been election day in Texas. The: - ,
President said be should direct Genetid
Reynolds to proceed with the work of
registration, and remarked he had ,men-
tinned the Ist Monday - in November to ,
Maj. Mocrre, , but bad instantly corrected
himself by suggesting an earlier day.
The President bad - been ' informed by
gentlemen in whom he had much rell
ance, that the, division in the Union party
would be healed, and he earnestly hoped
such would be the case.
The President has appointed S. B.
Ruggles, of New York, delegate -- to the
seventh seasioo of the International Sta
tistical Congress at the Hague. • "
H. G. Sickles has been appointed Col
lector of Itite,rnal Revendefortheßnarth
District of Pennsylvania.
The- following appointments of Past
masters have been made:. Samuel Hen
derson, at Santa Clara,' California; 0. Q.
Colin, Waukesha, Wisconsin; ;George
Howlett, Cedar Rapids: C, - M. Campbell,
Boonville, Missouri. .
The most that can be reliably,. ascer
tained of the instructions to Mr. Motley
la that they are more of a-general than
special character, and do not contemplate
any sneedy action on his part with. re
gard to the Alabama and other claims. In
view of the present sentiment in England
upon the subject, if for no other rea
son, Mr. Motley will inform her Majes
ty's Government of the desire of our own
to adjUst - sili pending questions on a basin
that will strengthen friendly relations
between the two countries.
Brevet Major J. A. Hearn and Lieuten
ant J. M. Kelly are assigned to duty as
Indian Agents, and ordered to report to
Commiasfoner Parker for instructions.
Brevet Major-General W. A. Emory,
Colonel of bth Cavalry, is appointed Gen
eral of Soldiers' Home near Washington.
The order assigning Brevet Lieutenant-
Colonel G. H. Highbee, Brevet Lieu
tenant-Colonel Chas. A. Hartwell and
Brevet Lieutenant-Colodel L. H. Warren
to duty as Indian Agents is revoked.
19341:1TONAL aug.P.MY. •
The supply( of fractional currency-in
the Treasury being exhausted, no new
fractional notes or notes of denotnina.
tions of one or two , dollars will be k
inked in exchange for old 'currency until
new plates and the water marked paper
recently ordered .by the Secretary are
ready, which will be about- the first of
next July.
Mrs. Harslet Balch ~Maeomb, wife of
the late Alexander lhoomb, formerly
General-in• Chief of the United States
Army, died at her residence itt this city
last night in the eighty-sixth year of her
age, after a protracted illness..• .
• 'Tits abitnnentii of 'currency for thti
mesh *eye t 431,880; 'amount doistroyed.
i1d18,700. National Bank 'runes leaned,
$215,070; actual circulation, 11299,885,755.
a:Aria:mint incerED.
mag r At i g V I
.V g ii!lT l e h rr e etrT;
Third Assistant Postmaster General.
Troptly statement of , the public'
qeh -Ibr.hre show de&eiise of.
Be, 'WM
ON T 0 n.47'4,r.
Gen. Teriell — etrilied here to-day and
entered on his duties as Third Assistant
Postukuster • i., ' ;
—Saturday night lowan and MoDon•
proprletore of Itosendale Hotel. ("An
tal avenue.' Mbtrillanai- New -York,
quarrelled,'when McDonald otruclitia
Partneir on the head with a club,
him instantly. McDonald surrendered
bimetal/10 the authorities. '
The Old School Geueral Askembly.
, By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
NEW YORK, May V.—The Old School
PresbytOrian Assembly reconvened this
morning. After the usual devotional
exercises. the records of several addi-
donut synods were reported present, and
the several committees were allowed to
retire for consultation.
Rev. Mr. Beer offered the following :
Whereas, It is well known that unscrip•
turallyiews of the marriage relation are
becoming prevalent in some parts of our
land, so that its obligations are disre
garded many, and separation of hus
band andwife and divorces for slight and
unwarrantable reasons are becoming
more frequent every year; and whereas,
the horrible crime of infanticide is also on
the increase; and whereas, the evils which
these errors and crimes have already
brought upon the church and country,
and the worse evils which they threaten
in the future, make it imperative that
the 'whole power of the ministry and
Church of Jesus Christ should be put
forth in maintenance of truth and virtue
in regard to these things; therefore,
Resolved, We urge upon all the Minis
ters of our Church-the duty of givingin
struction to the people of their rosptet
ive charges as to the scriptural doctrines
concerning the marriage relation, and
that we warn them against joining in
wedlock any who may have been divor
ced upon other than scriptural grounds;
and we also exhort church sessions to the
exercise of due discipline in the cases of
those members who may be guilty of
violating the laws of Christ in this par-
Resolved, That we regard the destruc
tion by parents of their own offspring
before birth as a crime against God and
against nature, and that as there are
many innuenoes at work in public and
in secret to corrupt the minds of the per),
pie, until the freqnency of such murders
is no longer sought to be concealed, we
hereby warn those who are guilty of
these crimes that they cannot inherit
eternal life, and that it is' vile hy
pocrisy for such persons to remain
in connection with the visible Church
of Christ; and we exhort those who have
been allied to preach the gospel, and all
those who love purity and the truth, and
who would arrest the lust judgments of
the Almighty God from the State and
Natioo,that they may be no longer silent
or tolerant of these things, bat take a
bold stand, that the flood of impurity
and cruelty may be stayed.
These resolutions were laid over • for
future consideration.'
A resolution from a Philadelphia body,
requesting that Ministers of the church
be exhorted -to preach on the duty of
total abstinence, on the last Sabbath of
the year, was discussed and amended by
changing the word exhorted to enjoin,
by using the time as the third Sq`b
-bath, in December, as the earliest praetl
alate; time, and passed nearly nut-
Dating the discussion, a member t ip b-
Acted to the term + 4 total abstinent)
prelitimfiternperanae,s? on-the grow d
Oat , bit) did nut eujoixi she &arum
This jediciti'did not OT.ititin.
Tuelanty afternoon was named for c ut
sldering.tia..e :subject of reunion, and
approved by the Assembly.
Qvertures were preaented from several '
Ptinittyteties 'by the appropriate .Connratttee looking forward to the union'. 4*
the ato branches of the Presbyterian
Church North and South. It was recom
mended by a reisolutioia of theConimittee
.on Bills that correspondence be opened
with the Southern Body:
A - gentleman from the Potomac Synod
said their branch was not ready to con
sider the tnatter.
Rev. 'Dr. Johnson, of Philadelphia
spoke in favor of the resolution. He
lieved no-prejudice existed against the
Church South, and that for the sake of
the freedmen we ought to be united.
His own pulpit was perhaps regarded
the most loyal in the land, yet he preached
the gOspel, not polities. The Southern
ern branch pf our Church entirely mis
eonceivea bur feelings. It is our duty to
make • overtures to them- We- should
hold out the hand of welcome.
Mr. Taylor, of Georgetown, was oppos
ed to the recommendation of the Com
mittee. The feeling of alienation must
first be reconciled. The action of the
Pittsbuigh Convention must be settled,
for so long as it remains there will be an
obstacle to the good feeling of. the
churchee. Action mustbe taken thereon
before any correspondence can take
place with advantage. The Episcopal
Church, he said, is the only one wine!' is
in union -With the. Church South. Thls
follows horn the tact that they seek a
union in government rather than in doc
trine. fie hoped the resolution would
not peas.
Dr. Blackwood, of Philadelphia, hoped
the objection of-the gentleman would not
be insisted upon. If we go forward, tak
ing the Steps which ere necessary, by
mutual intercourse the matter may be
brought about.
An informal hitter was brought for
ward,,betWeen the stated clerks of the
AsseMbly, saying any overtures at pres
ent *Mad not be well received. It would
create divisions and complications
among-the Southern people.
A motion to table the whole subject
';was rejected, and it was referred to a
committee of three Ministers and
to. be appointed by the
I; biederatt* •
The flaw fichool General Amembly. ,
-*;;lcttliatw School 'Aseembo',: after de
'Arotioutti orcisik, Rev Dr. Peor. of the
st a ndimmittee on Sabbath Schools,
preseetelfan elaborate summary of the
Work don.during the past you..
The Ginemittee on Overtures celled on
the several Preabytertes , for records of
' the soap of the Presbyteries on the pre
petted baMb of reunion.
Cotifinnglcations from a number of
, Presbyteries *ere presented and referred.
ne was' ?Mediae to holding 'sessions
. w ieheat the presence of a minister, and
. another' asked that assessment 1 for ex
neneesof- General: Assembly be reduced
r ogi eight to six cents per metnner.
A.resolution providing that Com mittees
to ootreeptnading bodies should pay their
ow b . Oxperities, except that Committee to
Meet the Committee of the ()Id School
body en the subject of re-union, should
be paid-Mileage' as now. excited imuch
discussion and was finally referred back
to the Committee on Bills and Over
Reports from delegates to correspon.
dins- bodies were read and showed the
kind and fraternal greeting they received
from all bOdies visited. :
The'report from
the delegation to the Scotch and ',lrish
Synods con sin Id some recommendatiosis
in regard to matters of church discipline
and politV, which were referred to a
special Committee consisting of Drs.
Booth and Sunderland and Judge
Allison. I
The Assembly agreed to unite with the
Old S3hool Assembly in joint prayer
meeting at. the Brick church Monday
A Committee of Rev. Dr. Humphreys,
Rev. Chataow and Hon. F. W. Starr, was
- appointed to confer with the officers of
the G. A. R., and to take other measures
tolsecure a change of day for the decora
ting of soldiers' graves from Sabbath.
Adjourned till Monday.
General Assembly South.
MorriLlLMay 22.—The Presbyterian
General embly met on the 20th. Rev.
Dr. Robin'son, of Kentucky, was elected
Moderator ; .Rev. H. H. Paine, of Missis
sippi, temporary Clerk. Rev. Dr. Wad
dell, of Mississippi. preached the open
ing sermon. there are over one hun
dred Cominissioriers in attendance from
SOutherri iStates and Ohio. Louisville,
Ky., wasl chosen for the next placeof
meeting. Tne • reports show there are
two hundred and fifty students in courso
of preparation for the ministry, about
twenty foreign missionaries, a prosperous
publishing 1301150 and Vigorous efforts to
sustain the feeble Church. A CoMmittee
was appointed to mature plans for the
better instruction of the blacks, of which
Rev. Dr. kr,adeau, , of South. Carolina, is
The. Stock Yard Project—Street Con
tractor* la a Viz-Rumored 1525,000
(By to the Pltteburgh Guette.)
ST. LO;ps, May 23.-LAnother meeting
of stock dealers, drovers and business
men generally was held last night to con
sider the nutter , of establishing a grand
stock vary here, at which all railroads
shall cenire. The Committee appointed
a week ago reported that the different
railroad Companies are favorable to the
project and will give it all the assistance
in their p o wer.. Subscription,books were
opened and a committee appointed to so
licit stock.
A-case was decided in the general term ,
of the Circuit Court, yesterday, which
affects City Contractors to the amount of
some poo,ooo. The decision was that
contractors who have takeki special tax
bails against property ownvels as pay for
grading and macamadizing streets have
no recourse on the owners of property,
as the work was ordered done by the City
Conncilsqn a loose and imperfect ordi
A rumor has gained general circula
tion that] a member of a prominent Main
street hOuse has committed forgery to
the amount of twentyfive thousand dol
lars, and thefirm has suspended in con
—ln f. hare all American vessels enter
lag porii of_cn4a, will be charged 'the
same toinagtVdnee istipadlgi
—Parties charged with robtaing a mei'
stmger Of Herndon's Express at Balti
more 13025,000 were arrested at Ironton ,
Ohio. I
—Sen4tor Sumner is frequently in re
,celpt oabusive letters from England
and Clan'ada in reference to his late Ala.
bams , siieech.
- --Theigrounds of the La Olede Racing .
Association, near St; Louis, has been
snb-divid into lots and will shortly
be sold auction.
—Jatries E. Riley, on trial at Baltimore
for the murder of Daniel Harrington . in
Februaty last, was found not guilty and
'discharged from custody.
Another New York embezzlement is
reported in the person of the , clerk of a
coal. odmpany. The amount taken is
16,000, With which the young man abscon
ded. ,
—Tw4tity thousand bushels of wheat;
part of a shipment of one hundred thous
and bushels to Liverpool via New Or
leans, arrived at St. L 311113 on Friday and
Saturday last.
—The Bank of the Union, at Nashville,
owned l:)y A.. 1. Duncan, closed on Satur
day nicrnin_g, having made an assign
ment VI W. F. Cooper for the benefit of
the creditors. •
—At New York, on Saturday, the Qua
kers commenced anniversary exercises
by a preliminary meeting of Hicksites.
The sessions are private and will contin
ue several days.
—Eighty persons who left New York.
Thersday evening last for San Francisco,
arrived at St. Louis Saturday night, and
left for Omaha and the Union Pacific Rail
.road:-Sunday afternoon.
—BY . , an explosion of varnish in the
Japanning establishment of Snyder dr.
Finch rat Newark, N. J., on Saturday,
John H. Purdy, Mr. Finch and son of the
latter were' badly burned.
—The aggregate amount of sales of
Chicago suburban property at the auction
sale df Thursday and yesterday was
$480.000, the lots ranging in prima from
125 to $195 per front foot. : •
--.10 ?,he explosion of a looomotive on
the Bt iington county road, at Mount
Holly;LN. J.. on Friday of last week,
Chas. L. Platt, fireman, was killed, and
EdwarrAloyoe, engineer, seriously. in
jured: .
the Supreme Court of 'Hudson
county, N. Y., Mrs. Carhart has obtained
'a verdict for ;3,250 damages from the
- Erie Railroad-Company for the logs of
her hnsband by the falling of a trestle
bridge. •
—Sento? and Stokes, Republican
didates for Governor of Tennessee; spoke
at 'Nashville Saturday night, and an
nonneed their intention to canvass the
State: 13c)tit claim to be the choice of the
Republican party.
—Fred. Douglass,• Jr., colored, on so
, count of exclusion' from the' Printers'
Union, applied for, and obtained a clerk
ship in the cake of the Recorder of Deeds
in Washington. He served lit a Mama
ohusetts regiment during the war.
—The Silver Wave, a small passenger
"steamer, plying between Philadelphia
and Manayunk, capsized and sank Sun
day afternoon, The steamer was crowd
ed with ladies and children, who all es
caped except one child, the water being
—The pulpits of the various Presbyte
rian churches of New York City and
Broohlyn ,were filled yesterday by the
Visiting clergymen In , attendancepti the
Convention services, and in most in
• • -
stances attracted exceptionally large
—The American Foundry, owned by
D. C. Hill (4. Co., at New Albany, Ind„
was partially destroyed by tire Saturday
afternoon. The heavy machinery was
not much damaged. Insurance on
building and - machinery 118,000, • which
will cover the loss. .
—The Hudson river railroad freigh t
building, at Hudson, N. Y., took fire at 2
o'clock Sunday morning, and was en
tirely deStroyed. Loss about 110,000; in
sured for #2,000. The fire was the work
of an incendiary. W. E. Snyder, freight
agent, is the principal loser.
—There have been several suicides of
boys in Brooklyn recently. Saturd . .
afternoon tho body of .Thomas Leonard
a boy of seventeen years,was discovered
banging in the cellar of an unoccupied=
house. The Coroner's Jury rendered a
verdict of suicide by hanging.
—The registration at Memphis,-Tenn.,
stands:-whites 8,038, blacks 5,012. The
constitutionality . of the franchise law,.
which has been under consideration in
the Supreme Court at Brownsville, will,
it is said, be decided to day. The excite-
went in regard to the judicial election
still rages. The Republicans have two
full tickets.
—At New York, Sunday afternoon, a
German named Koppel, cooper by trade;
attempted to murder his wife and an il
legitimate Child of hers. A police • of
ficer on entering the room found Mrs.
Koppel lying on a bed weltering In her
blood, and the child on the floor insensi
ble. Repeated infidelities by Koppel's
wife is alleged as the cause. Mrs. Kop
pel, it was thought, would recover, but
the child's wound was fatal. Koppel,
when arrested, was found to be suffering
_from a pistol shot wound.
—The excitement attending the failure
of the Royal Canadian Bank, at Toronto,
is subsiding. The bills are selling at 80 •
to 90e. The directors have issued a cir
cular urging bill-holders and depositors
not to be alarmed, as there is not the
slightest danger of loss to them. Hopes
are entertained that within a short time
the business of the Bank will he resumed.
The statentlent of the affairs of the Bank •
for the month ending 15th May is ais •
follows: Total liabilities '193,041;• total
assets '3,300,334. There is no run on any
of the other oanks.
—The Government received two cable
dispatches from Reverdy Johnson in re=,
gard to his attempt to secure the release
of certain Fenian prisoners. Action was,
taken in observance of direction'?
from the State Department to call the at
tention of the English government to the
cases of Colonel W 1111 am G. Halpin and
others. The first dispatch from Johnson
was in effect that the reply he re
ceived was a list of- about twenty Fen-'
lane that were not to be: released. He
made another attempt and was answer
ed by a relierration of the British gov
ernment's determination not to release'
any more Fenians.
—A bill contracted by Secretary Se
ward in over the cable ,to
Reverdy Johnson hes been -presented.
to Secretary Fish by the agent of the tel
egraph company for payment. It con
sbM oft single item,
add amounts to
.Irertetlionsand.dollars. Mr. Seward. it
Aoarriii•Welr allowed cheap •Ifittria -- on Ails
messages, and so became rather verbose.
When this bill came in he refused to pay
it. It - therefore fell to the succeeding
administration. Secretary Fish has also
declined to pay it. When _it was pres-:
sated, to President Grant he sent it to
Attorney General Hoar for an opinion,
which he is now engaged on.
—Mazatlan (Mexico) advices to May
6th state official dispatches from General
Parro announce the termination of the
revolution in Sinaloa. The government
troops - the Prominicados In the
mountains .and completely dispersed
them, killing Paladin; and four subordi
nate chiefs, with others; total killed six; ,
teen, fifty-seven prisoners, and 424 En
tleldi: Henry's, Sharp's and Colt's fire
arms, horses and munitions of war cap
tured. General Corona was daily expect
,3from Durango with reinforcement%
'Another uprising is anticipated with
Gen. Placid() Vega as leader. The feasts
or-La Aglos Altos and Elicinco 'De May
were drily celebrated at Mazatlan.
OPERA Housx.—".wimpty Dumpty"
was presented t) a large audience at the
Opera House on Saturday evening, which
terminated the engagemsnt of the'com
pany at that establishment. To-night
the Chapman Sisters commence an en
gagement of six nights and one Matinee,
on which omission the comic opera enti
tled ~I xion; or the Man at the Wheel"
will be presented.
Thieves" still have possession ofl the
Pittsburgh Theatre; and hold high, car
nival there every evening and on Wed
nesday and Saturday afternoons. :In
addition to the "forty," Gus. Williams,
the inimitable comique vocalist; has a
voice in the entertainments. Gus. Wil-
llama is immensely popular with the fun
lovink portion of the community and
fully deserving.
MASONIC HALL.—F. r averly's Minstrels,
from Chicago, will give three entertain
ments at Masonic Hall, during the pres
ent week, commencing Tuesday night.
The high reputation this troupe enjoys is
a sufficient recommendation of their
Merits. They will . doubtless draw
crowded houses.
TCEYSTONE Ern:K.—This morning at
elerea o'clock Harry Leslie, hero of Ni
agara, the world-renowned ' . velocipedes
trian, will start on his ride of one han
dfed miles in 1034 hours at the Keyitone
Skating Rink. Be has been In training
for two weeks past, and is in excellent
condition and feels confident of succeed
ing .
in the undertaking.
pupils will give an entertainment at the
Academy of Music to-morrow (Tuesday)
eveninx, consisting of light gymnastics,
parlor dancing, and a fairy drama, ar
range& from Shakapeare's Mid-summer
Nights Dream.
Pastoral Change.
Rev. Chailks A. Dickey, pastor of the
Fourth UnitedTresbyterian Church, Al
legheny, has received and accepted a
call from the First Presbuterian (New
ol) Soho congregation, St. Louis, one'of
the oldest organizations in the denomi
nation. Rev. Dickey had been with his
Present charge since its organization,
and is very much beloved by his parish
loners, who greatly regret the change.
The reverend gentleman will start for
his new field of labor as soon as the re
lations with his present pastorate are offi
cially severed. ,