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Assignment , of Army Officers—Stamp
Cancellation Contrivances—, Currency
thin of National Bangs.
Tily T elegrsoh to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
WASHINGTON, July 24, 1869.
By order of the War Department the
-forAwlne na m ed officers of the Infantry
seigice, lei:Vont in the consolidation and
'r.Otliere re assigned to duty, are at
tachi3d.t& he following regiments, and
, will report in peraon to their Colonels for
'assignment to duty with such companies
as they may order: F. Aulke, late Thir
tty-sixth Infantry, is attached to the Fjrst
Infantry; Henry Rotneyn, late Thirty
-seventh Infantry, attached to the Third
Infantry; Wm. R. Bovine, late Forty
secondvlnfantry, attached to the Sixth
Infantry; G. T. Cooke, late Sixth Infan
try, assigned to the Sixth'lnfantry; John
Carland, late Sixth Infantry, assigned to
the Sixth Infantry: James A. Haughey,-
- late Thirty-sixth Infantry, assigned to
the Seventh Infantry; L. M. Hughes,
late Thirty.slxth Infantry, assigned to
the Seventh - Infantry; T. .B. Rob
inson, late' Eighth Infantry; assigned
to Bth Infantry; Paul Harwood, late 27th
infantry, assigned to 9th Infantry; Wm..
Stephenson, do.; Gen. F.. Foote, fet e of
19th Infantry, •to 9th Infantry; -J. L.
Shephsri, late 32d Infantry, to 12th In
fantry; Sheldon 'Guthrie, do.; Samuel
Craig, late 2ith Infantry, to 18th Infan
try: Stephen O'Connor, late Bth Infantry,
Brevet Lieut. Col. A. Mordean, Ord
nance Department, is relieved from duty,
at West Point and assigned to Rock
Island Arsenal, Illinois.
Capt. A. E. Bates, 2d Cavalry, and
First Lieut. A. M. Mitchell, 4th Artil
lery, are ordered to duty at West Point.
COMMISSION APPOINTED. -
- Commissioner Delano has appointed a
Commission of five gentlemen from hie
Bureau to examine and report upon all
instruments or contrivances for canceling
-revenue stamps. The instruments must
be presented °nor before the Ist of Sep
tember. . -
• The fractitnial Currency printed during
the week amounted to $126,000; amount
shipped 9198.270. National Bank curren
cy issued $75,440; amount in circulatieu
. 8:49,679,048. •Fractional currency des
troyed $290, 206 . , ~,- ,
WASHINGTON, D. C., July 25, 1869.
- C OOLIE nacoseraxtox.
The 'Secretary of the Treasury is in
_receipt \ of a letter from the Collector of
Customs at Nevitprleans, covering's corn
znunicatinudfliillliam McCreery. rela
tive to theltantillation of coolies into
this countrarittiisking for instructions
front the Dewtinent. He replies Mc-
Creery mistakeillia stating , that the act
of February. ; 'CI., prohibiting American
citizens from engaging in the coolie trade,
has beenatortgated. On the 16th Jan'y,
'67, a resolution welcomed unanimously
by both Houses of Congress, expressing
the abhorrence of -Life people , of the
States " - for : the coolie trade,
and-in conform dsywith - this- resolution
Secretary McCtilltich addressed to the
.Collector at - New Orleans- a letter
of the 19th of August, '67, of which a
, -copy is enclosed. Article five of the
iseary between the United States arid the
Chinese Empire, concluded at Washing
. tenon tbe 28th of July last, reprobates
, •May other ;than voluntary emigration,
and agrees to make it a penal offence. to
take Chinese :subjects from China with
out their free and voluntary consent.
":- • The Department of State, by circular
of 17th January, '67. addregsed to mims- .
tars and consuls "of the United States,
directs that consuls of every port where
coolies may embark be required to certi
ly;-after full examination; that such em
barkation is not forced or procured by
fraud, but is voittntary, and requires that
•mach ministers and• consuls use all their
authority,likvier and influence towards
-• preventing and discouraging the traffic
treferred to in any •way.
I Such being the ,facts- in the case, the
»Collector is authorized and directed to
AIRS all vigilance in _the. suppression of
, this, as the Secretary says, "new modifi
cation of the slave trade."
CONDITION OF NATIONAL DANES.
WASHINGTON, July 2.5..--The abstract
of the reports•tnade to the Comptroller of
"the Currency of the condition of all the
Aiiiiiiittil tante at the close of business the 18th ' day of June. shows the re
sonieeit and iiabilities to bei1i561,175,000;
:capital 'stook. $124659,000;' specie, $18,455-
OM legal tendetrintes, - I8l,000,900; three
Der cent. certificates, nearly $9,000,000;
surplus fiand_ 4&,21.8: did prof
its, needs Millie ' ditridttal dopes
tai sglawnothirtrut4 ,csatw4eposits,
illonoxsao. i'.,, , ,,. • -;- -#l , * ' 1
Landing. of the Frencti Cable.
fr!reieerstai to the Pittsburgh Gszttie./ .
Bosroze, July 24.—The shore end of the
rench Cable was lauded last!: t, and
atile: lntO 7 thTteLeeira : on
oases liatiltalck. '.The - AP ''.ol' the
virai r o
able is said to be in good working con
at yet no communication from Rouse
mock * and willnot* probably for
me time. Tint-atopsfWebilteitt-and
ndaria take tlildrdeliSt
n u rt b o u n t st t a h tl e o r n e
titre this after-
Itirigsa to lu jo tes in
tbe sent, by the, State authorities, to
" liit El. Id t he Cable s celebration.at Dux.
oft on Tuesday. , The , Governor and
her State officials have been Invited to ,
rticipate and will probably do so.
BosYeN, July 25.-AmOttitithe gentle
en."l 1 ' 1 md 'i n tl
rY iii 43 i°,tiy artillery
the cable '
celebration at Ouabury. on
Tuesday, are Count de Favrelie.Y. Charge
d'Affaires, Colint de TOrrers and . C. G.
Beranger, of the - French 'Legation. Count.
Colobiceus, Charge d'Affaires of Italy,
14, 4 411. Watson, Ameriean agent of the
Fret *h Cable company. Sir James An.
dereon, James Hill and Viscount Parker,
of England. Captain Ward. of British
Legation at Washington, H. W.l4lcFer
laud, of New York, and several officers
of the steamship Great Esstern.
NEW YORK CITY.
Important Revenue uase—Accident on
the Erie Nailroad—lldortuary—Exre
sive Etre—Hempstead' Land Purcna
(By Telegraph to the Pltts:lwatt liarette.] ,
NEW Yortir, July 24, 1.363,
The Cohen tobacco case, in which the
defendants were charged with a violation
of the revenue laws, was decided to day.
The Counnissioner ordered their dia.
charge, holding that as they offered to
bacco for sale which tbey had purchased
at United States Marshal's sale, with a
proviso that no further stamp woulde
required, the United States Court could
not enforce a tax against a vendor whi h
the officials had waived. In a charge of
having umatamped packages of tobacqo,
the Commissioner held. that the fact Of
having such was not criminal, but it was
incumbent upon the informer to prove
-that such had been- offered for sale.
They were discharged on this count.
This case has attracted considerable at
It Is stated that a freight train on the
Erie road ran into a passenger train near
the depot in Jersey Ultylast Wednesday,
the caboose of the' former being smashed
and two men fatally injured. The facts
of the affair are difficult to obtain.
The Cuban patriots, mostly Irishmen
and ex Confederates were,paid ten dol
lars each, this morning, and dispersed.
The shipment of specie for Havana, on
Thursday, was only $48,210, not .5480,000.
• Rev. H. W. Beecher addressed the bulls
and bears in the gold room today.
The deaths this week numbered six
hundred and ninety-two. Of these two
hundred and eighty-three were children.
The Briggs-Brothers;charged with in
cendiaring their stables to defraudrinsu
surance companies, have been discharg
ed, no valid evidence being - brought
James Watson and G. Engles were at
rested today for obtaining fifteen hun
dred dollars' worth of diamonds from a
jeweler on a forged check.
Senator Fenton and family left for Eu
It is 'cOnsidered singular that no dill
patch from the French Cable has been re
ceived from Brest since the 12th inst.
NEW YORK, July2s, MI
Charles Harvey, of Tarrytown, N. Y.,
the competitor of A...T. Stewart for the
purchase of the Hempstead Plains, Long
Island, has commenced proceedings
agfirist 'the town _alithoritilis- of Hemp
stead to prevent, If - possible, the deliv
ery of deeds to Mr. Stewart.
The particulars of the collision on the
Erie road; on Wednesday last, are pub
lished, although the company endeav
ored to conceal the facts. One of the
parties on the train states that on Wed
nesday evening, at about eight o'clock,
the freight train which left Patterson, N.
J., at 7.45 P. . at ran into a passenger
train-near-As Jersey-City depot. The
caboose of tho'frelght.tralavlas smashed
and thrown from the track ea Mr. 80.
gert, of Passaic, and Charles A. James,
of,,Patterson, N. 3., were thrown from
their. seats in the caboose and wounded.
The latter is lying at his house in a criti
cal condition, while the former was se
riously injured. The accident is said to
have been caused,by a misplaced switch.
About nine o'clock last evening the-ex
tensive blaoksmithing and wheel Wright
establishment of James M'Cann, 514 and
516 West Fourteenth street,.was entirely
`destroyed by fire. The building and
stock was valued at $70.0Q0. The build
ing belonged to M'Cann and was unin
sured. The fire extended to the adjoin•
ing premises, occupied as a dyeing estab
lishment. ' Total Joss, *BO,OOO to $lOO,OOO.
The bark Lyman Cann, of Halifax,
from Metal:ins for Queenstown, put il/
here to-day with the crew sick with yel
low fever. Capt. Gonday, wife and one
man 'lied and were buried at seal. She
lost three men at Matanzas and left three
in the hospital.
Political Difficulty it Cuaricaton, S. C.
C By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l •
CHARLESTON, July 24.—Much excite
ment prevails among ins two wings of
the Republican party here. Dr. Mackey,
the late Collector, leads the Native wing,
which includes the mass of the colored
voters, while Senator Sawyer, Congress
man Beweri and Gen. W. Clark, the
newly appointed_ Collector in place of
Mackey, head the Northern element.
Tne'removal of Mackey has intensified
the bitterness between the two factions.
On Thursday last Clark called on Mac
key, and presenting his commission, de
, wended instant possession of the Collec
for's office. Mackey refused to va
cate until he had taken inventories
of public property and received a receipt
from Clarir ' - but promised to make the
transfer on the 31st Inst. Clark insisted
on immediate, surrender, which being re
fused, he entered Mackey's office and at
tempted to act as Collector; whereupon
`he was foicibly ejected by Mackey's sub.
ordinates. Yesterday afternoon Mackey
and other Custom House _officers were
arrested at the instance of Clark on a
charge . of assault and obstructing an offi
cer of the Revenue, and were Found over
to answer before, the 'United States
Commissioner on Monday. :During
the hearing of the case Clark, with a
posse of thirty men, forced his way into
the Castont.House and took possession,
which he still retains. The partizans of
Clark attempted to serenade • Messrs. -
Sawyer and Bowen last night, but the
colored Republicans rallied in large
numbers and prnyented the serenade.
charging on the procession and capturing
its flag. which they carried in triumph to
Ma6key, at his residence. - s
Polities in Tennessee.
(By teiegra. h to the Pittsburgheszette.3
14Asavu.t.E. Jul); 23.—The .State Jour
nal, published this afternoon, has a
letter from Mr. limitwell. Secretary of
the Treasury, to Mr. Stokes, in which he
Bagel he is greatly . interested tin.Stekes'
success, be ieving that the future politi
cal character and general prosperity of
Tennessee depends largely upon the con
tinuance of the Republicim party in
power. He regards the supporters of
Stokes as tbe true Republican. party of
-Tennessee, and condemm'lhe Republi
can supporters of Sutter, because they
are allied with the enemies of the Repub
Trans-Conilhentai HaWald Convention:
C ay Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Uszette.)
OSWEGO, July 24.—A comm,nnication
received ..by the Mayor fromortland,
Me., suggesting that OsWego bUthe'place
for holding a transcontinental railway
convention, was laid before the Board of
Trade tod ay. A call for the convention
Will be issued: soon. All the lea ling
railways from the Paeltio to New Found.
land are to be represented. '
PITISBURGH, MONDAY, JULY 26, '1869.
NEWS BY CABLE.
CBy Telegraph so the Pittsbanm Gssette,l
iT.RANCE. • '
Loenozr, July L'3.—A meeting of the ir•
reconcilable was held yesterday, in
Paris. bf. Thiers, who attempted to
lead, communicated the draft of an ad
dress to be issued in their name to the
electors of France. The meeting, jaow
,ever, rejected the address, to o:remora&
cation of K. Thiers. •
The French Assembly will not be re
convened until October. 'The Senate will
remain •in session the greater gait of
'August, for the purpose of carrying out
-the changes in the Constitution, of which
fifty-two are suggested. A message from'
the Emperor to the Senate. Is shortly ex
pected. A - strong opposition is looked
for by the Conservatives, but it is thought
it will be finally carried.
The Ministers are hard at work draw
ing up drafts-of laws to be submitted to
the Senate. The Emperor expresses a
desire that the new laws be made more
liberal even than proposed in his late
Prince Napoleon intends delivering an
important speech in the Senate on the
subject of the new retorm, which he re
gards as hardly full enough.
PARIS, July 43,—Iehtuael PaOha unex
pectedly sailed to-day trom Marseilles
for Alexandria. It Is rumored a rupture
with the Sultan is the cause of his sud
MADRID, July .;--Much excitement
has been created by the Carlist agitation,
and many arrests were made to-day.
The Government is undecided whether
to confine itself to civil measures, to re
press the disorder, or proclaim martial
MADRID, July 24.—The Government
has issued adecree reviving and putting
in force the matial law of April, 1821.
MADRID, Jlll 25.—A fight has taken
place near. Clndad between some Carlists
under Savariegos, and national troops
commanded by Gen. Toraubete. The
Carlists were defeated and dispersed,
losing many killed- and wounded. The
agitation is general throughout the
,but no further hostilities are
reported. The citizens here are excited
over the news, but there are no indica
tions of further disorder.
GEit , IANY.
MUNICH, BAVARIA, July 24. —The 'gin
!dry and prominent members of the
Bavarian Diet have pledged themselves
to support a bill based on a negotiation
with Herr. Roster, Bavarian Consul at
Chica'go, - recognizing as valid • ell the
legal bearings of marriages of Bavarians
In the United States, without the pre
vious consent Of the home go'vernMent:
but the right of Bavarian citizenship is
not to be immediately accorded to the
wife of an alien hy reason of her mar
The Prince of Wales unveiled the Pea•
body statue. near the 'Exchange, to day
with imposing ceremonies. Minister
Motley, the Lord Mayor.and Miss Courts
wero among the speakers. An immense
crowd witnessed the ceremony.
" Lord Carrington has been found guilty
of assault and battery on Mr. Murray
and bound over to keep the peace for
twelve months. .
LONDON, July 24.—Dates from Rio
Janeiro to June .sth, state Lopez was In
the mountains in a strong position, with
dye thousand men.
The revolution In Uruguay continued.
President. Battle had zporched into the
interior again, to meet Carabello, who
was al the head of the insurgents.
ATHENS, July 23,—The Greek govern
ment has determined to suppress all for
eign embassies, except that of Constanti
nople. The army and navy is to be re
VlstizsA,luly 24.—1 n the Reichetath
the Committee on Budget , reported
against abolish ng the. Embassies at
Rome and other uropean capitals.
MARINE NEVI N.
QuEmvsvower, July 24.—The steamer
Etna has arrived.
FINANCIAL AND COALHF.RCIAL.
Loknorr, July 24.—Evening—consoin
93,. American securities dull: •5 21f
bonds 82%; do, at . Frankfort, 87%; Fries.
19: 11111001 s. 941 X; Atlantic and :; _ Great
LivnttPoot., July 24.--Eilining:;;Ootton
market 'firmer; middling uplands On the
spot 124©12N; .Orleans 181513Wriales
16,000 bales. t,alifornla white whciat
6d.; red_western 9.5. 2d. Westerri - liour
Eld; Corn.».lklo. 2 mixed 305. retold;
295. fok new. Oats 30.6 d. Peas 393. ,gork
Ida% 90t4 and firmer. . Cheese 61s.
Baconll2a. Spirits Petroleum 74; for re.
tined is, 6d. - Tallow 465.. Turpentine
265. lid. - Linseed oil 335. „
• Lozindig, July 24.—Xvelting--Syerin oil
91s. Sukar 3%3. 9d. Calcutta ;Linseed
20s. Linseed cakes 105.. Petroleum at
Antwerp 50r. 'cotton at Havre 15 oh the
spot. . _ -
FRANKFORT: july 24..—Eveningt--5 20
bonds. ' , -
PARISI July 24.—Evening •-Bourite dull;
Rente62,lf. 92,0; - :
' ANTwEitp./itly 24.—Evening-4etrole•
urn closed at,gso%f.
HAVRE, July , ;24.—Evening. Cotton
closed active ~.Ith the quotations un
changed.-- --,-, ,
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fireet , Murder in Cincinnati. , ./ ,
(BYToleirafttotse 1 0 1etsbunth 9atecte.l
CINCL,6IATI*TuIy 25.-gust, after mid
night, d young man natnedtfattbew*Col
lins was-inablled in the heart op the
streetnatt killed, He was in nompany
on a spree;_and had just le ft a saloon.
Vird'inen' Were fighting; *lit h'
icy Inteiftirsid; evhom Collins airtick.
'Same one thmatabbed hitrito,the
He 'died in' twenty ininto,3„ , The cor
oner held an inquest, at 'which , t,WQ wit
nesses swore that Thos. Kinney did the
stabbingi He has fled. He is about •
twenty-one years of age, small and Olen.
der, and clad in dark clothing.
The Episcopal Trouble at Chlcago.7
'Bp Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gar& tte.;
CHICA,Gco, July 25.—Bishop Cummins,
of Icamtucky, notwithstanding the de
mand of Bishop Whitehouse of this Di
ocese that he should not do so, preached
in Trinity Church this morning and eve
ning4,Tribune in th presence of audiences that
filled the hurch to its utmost' seating
capacity, t elve to fifteen hundred.Eß:sh
op Cum as publishes in the Tribune
this mor ng a letter explaining his
course in regard to the difficulty
between himself and Bishop Whitehouse,
to which is appended a letter from Bish
op Whitehouse to himself. The letter is
bitter in its tone. After recapitulating
what he calls past aggressions, on the
part of Bishop Cummins, he, says "the
continuance of the present contest can
have no excuse. It has degenerated into
incidents which subject you to im
putations of malevolent feeling... as
well as of the disregard of what is
gentlemanly and courteous. The prin
ciples which are involved in this inter
ference and aggression I mean to submit,
as you are aware, for such adjudi
cation bX l. our Peers -as they may
deem td — be equivalent. I have
avoided as far as in me lay' pur
suing its issues through any personal
altercation. I shall under no circum
stances resort to any penal charges,
howsover satisfied I may be that reason
able, cense for the same, may exist. I
must content myself iu the name of Goct
and His Church with entering solemn
protest against acts and temper so de
rogatory to the dignity of our office, our
confiding brotherhood, the peace of
the Church and the well being
of the portion of it committed by the
Great Head to vuy unworthy charge. I,
therefore. hereby, as far as I can to give I
it lawful and moral weight, and violating,
I trust, no past claim of fraternal cour
tesy in the painful exigency so pertina
ciously thrust upon me, do protein against
you visiting my diocese to officiate in
any manner within its bounds," ~
Latest t liews frona et 4,112.
(By Telegraph to the Plttsburzh Gasette.)
HAVANA. July 2.l.—ien. Poeilo has
isssued a proclamation to the inhabitants
of Puerto Principe, in which he declares
his intention of acting - according to and
enforcing Captain General Daßode's pro
gramme of policy, summed up in .the
words •'Spain. Justice, morality." Gen.
Letona has left Puerto Principe and,Will
embark on a Spanish steamer, probably
for Spain. The rebels destroyed a bridge
on the Neuyitaa Railroad, near Puerto
ligy-REST, July 24.—Adintral Hoff,
with: the flagship Contocook, gunboat
Gettysburg and from clad (..entaur,
reached Santiago de Cuba, on the Ilth
inst. Great excitement prevailed in the
city, the pecitile Imp.Posiitlr Lite . agnadroty
came for the purl:iota, of bombratting the
piece.. On thellath inst. the' American
Coastal visited the Contocook and had
an: interview with Admiral Hoff On
the 13th inst.' Admiral Hoff had an in
terview with the Governor and on the
14th inst. the Governor returned the visit.
Official salutes wpre interchanged. Ad
miral Hoff made, thorough examination
of the circumstances attending the mur
der of Americans. The Governor stated
that be could not resist the clamor of the
volunteers for their blood, and consent
ed to their execution on the. ground
of the late Captain General Dulce's
proclamation, declaring filibusters pi
rates. Admiral Hoff severely condemned
their execution without trial and made
a sharp protest against It. The. Governor
agreed to allow prisoners to be tried in
future, but orders have been issued to
Spaniards not to bring in prisoners here.
after, but them on the spot. The
squadron left Santiago de Cuba on the
16th inst. and arrived here yesterday.
HAVANA, July 25.—The Spanish troops
at Baracoa have captured and shot sixty.
rebels. The cholera is decreasing at
'Terrible Murder at Chicago.
[By Tel' graph to the Pittsburgh (iazette.l
CureAoo. July' 25.—A revolting mur
der Was committed in this city onSatur
day noon, at 112 Fourteenth street, the
murderer being Thothas Wilson, a labor
ing man; aged seventy years, and the
victim his wife. , aged about thirty-five
.Wilson has been au intemperate
man for several years, and when in
toxicated was' exceedingly brutal
in his ~conduct, while his wife was
an amiable, industrious woman, do
ing her best to support her drunken hus
band and her four children. Wilson
was formerly an officer in , the British
army and served in the Crimea, but sold
his commission and came to this coun
try with no busine a or profession that
could atibrd him a living.- lie
soon relapsed into the condition of
a loafer, and did little or nothing
for the support of himself or family. At
the hour named he approached his wife,
while.she was engaged in her domestic
duties in the kitchen, andave her a
fearful stab in the abdomen w h a dirk.
He then repeated the blow in t e temple.
Either wound would have pr ved fatal,
and she died in a few minute '. Wilson
is in Jail.
Pre ' sldentlal Party at Long/ Branch—
Hotel Stibles Buried.
LONG BRANCH, July 25--President
Grant and family attended service at
the Methodist Episcopal Church - this
morning. At tbree o'clock they rode to
Inc residence of Mr,- John Hoey,' with
whom they dined, xeturning at half past
eight... Arrangements are all complete
for the grand ball,whicli is to be given hi
bonsai of the President tomorrow even.
ing. ' ,
At three o'clock this morning the sta.
bias attached to the Mansion House
caught lire and' were completely de
stroyed. The dames spread so rapidly
that the staolemen had to jump out of
the windows, to save, their : lives. The
horses in . the stables were saved. By
the efforts of 'the, servants and guests of
the Mansion. and 'Continental hotels; the
tiames were kept from extending to , the
hotels.* There wan great 'excitement
among the ladies aticrguests of the ho
tels. Jno. T. Slane, an old volunteer tire.
man of Brooklyn, ..was • badly burned
while helping to extinguish the - tire.'i The
cause, of ttie lire is unknown. lJoas,;lo.-
000; partially insured.
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t EVireo f t " And Waterfer4,Pa...
Exult, Pa July kite -Lime
and Cement ' Works were bitined - this
'morning: L 685 $4,000; Also
the store room for stoveal of nal+, lohn
acid Co.; insured for $12,000, eqtadly in
Phmnix, Germania and Home.
At Waterford, Erie county, this morn.
lug, the tannery of Barnett , dt Willard
was baffled. Loss not known; bunted.
—The steamship City of Brooklyn,fromi
Liverpool, arrived at New York last eve
—Frederick Appelbaum, a laborer on.
a farm near St. Louis. hung himself on'
Friday last. Cause, -, inrequited love. ; 1
—Capt. Joseph Sutton, a vrell-known
commander in the Pacific Mail Stean
ship service, died .at San Francisco on
—Hon.. Albert Lange, a well known
citizen of Terre Haute, Indiana, died at
his residence in that city, on Sunday,
after a brief illness.
—F. F. Jones, a wealthy citizen of Lib
erty Mills, Indiana, dropped dead Friday
night last, from heart disease. at WiaiLa
Sulphur Springs. Va.
—Crop reports from Southern Georgia
and. Florida are very cheering. Numer
ous specimens of the new crop have been
received at Savannah.
—The police lorce at Poughkeepsie, N.
Y., has been trebled.owing to incendiary
fires. Tne Mayor offers a liberal reward
for the detection of the villains. i
—George Seibert, a Cincinnati saloon
keeper, shot himself in the head Satur
day afternoon and died instantly. No
reason is known for the suicide. -
—M. M. Taylor, an assistant county
clerk. died on Saturday from the effects
of a fall from a window in the third story
of the Court House at Cincinnati.
—Thomas Sherwin, for many years
head master of the Boston English high
school, died suddenly of heart disease at
Dedham, gassachusetts, on =Friday last.
—The various German societies of San
Francisco resolved to celebrate the cen
tennial anniversary of :he birth of Alex.
von Humboldt by a grand concert and
—A combinatinn of manufactuters has
been formed'at Clepeland; Youngstown
and elsewhere in Ohio for the purpose of
testing the validity of the new boiler in
—Commander Ashe, of the Royal
Navy, of Quebec Observatory, and Rev.
Mr. Douglass, leave Quebec to-day 'for
Jefferson Cityi lowa, to view the eclipse
of August 7th.,
—A. political fracas occurred at "Upper
Three Runs; Barnwell 'district, S. C.,
onr Saturpay, in which two men were
'killed and several wounded. The affair
was confined to whites.
' - -The champion. nine of the Empire
Base Ball Club of St:Louis left for Cin
cinnati• last evening, where they will
play the Red Stockings today, and then
visit Louisville and other points east.
—The woolen factory of M. C. Lucas dr
Co.. at.Redtield, lowa,wa.s burtieslAu..the;
morring .. of the,24th.r.together with -the
MdCtilnarYind - upwartris of 50,000 pounds
of -wool; Loss heavy, withnoinauranoe.
—The Congressional Committee of
Ways and Means arrived at San Francis.
co on Saturday, from Portland, Oregon,
via Victoria, aad start eastward to-day.
visiting Virginia City and White Pane
Silver Mines en route.
—The Board of Trustees of lowa Uni
versity, Iricated at Mount Pleasant, have
elected Hon. James Harlan, United
States Senator from that State, Presidelt
of that institution. It is not knoWn
whether he will accept.
—The paper warehouse of Whitman &
Co., in Nashville, Tenn., was, destroyed.
by tire Saturday morning. together with
the greater part of its contents. An ad
joining house was also burned. loss,
120,000; covered by insurance.
—Two Misses Berner, of Charlestown,
Mass., viAlting in Auburn, Me., and two
8008 of Rev. Mr. Libby, of Auburn,
were drowned in Lake Auburn, • Satur
day afternoon. They were out in a row
boat, which sunk.' Two others in the
—The annual convention of the grand
Army of the Republic of California was
held at San Francisco on Saturday. Del-
egates representing twelve posts were
prestint. Each post reported .a large in
crease of mein bership and a healthy
—A train en the Connecticut Ricer
railroad ran off the track, north of Hol
yoke, Saturday morning. ' Only three
persons were hurt. H. H: Snow, the en
gineer, had one leg badly broken. Amos
Washer, fireman, and Frank Kingsley,
brakeman, were slightly injured.
—Senator Hendricks, of Indiana, wee
met at San. Francisco by members of the
pemocratic State Central Committee and
escorted to his hotel, where he was sere
naded and introduced to tho people by
Senator Casserly, but merely thanked
the audience, declining to make a speech.
—The Common Council of Portland,
Oregon, have, appointed a Committee
from their body to receive Hon. Wm.
H. Seward on his arrival and to tender
him the hospitality of the city. The
citizens of Victoria, Vancouver Island,
have also made preparations i to give him
a generous reception.
—John Bern, employed in Sumner's
Sewing Machine Factory at. Cincinnati,
fell through a hatching sixty-five feet.
He had stepped into the open hatchway
with a sawing machine in his arms. One
arm was shattered and the other arm
broken, and internal injuries - inflicted
from which he will hardly recover.
—The sand bank on the branch of the
Now York Central Railroad, vat Ilion,
caved in on Saturday - morning, between
eight and nine o'clock, tind buried Bev
eral workmen.. One is still supposed to
be beneath the sand. The others were
rescued more or less injured, one of
them, DavidThillivan, it is feared fatally.
—Mike Dougherty; a laborer at Elm
wood Cemetery, near Memphis, was shot
and killed by Will Stevens Sunday
afternoon. Dougherty was trying .to
keep Stevens from shooting Mr. Hill,
Superintendent of the Cemetery, when
be received the fatal shot. The affair
grew out of refusal to assist in digging a
dispatch from Ns Mcines, lowa,
nos the baryon is getting on finely - and
the reports contMneto be more enconra
-ging. Ifgood weather continues, the
amount . of wheat and oats will be one
fourth larger than 14 au previous year,
the increased Amount ,raised more• than
making up for the damage indicted by
. a previous statement
made through the public press, that
Elisha l C.Aprague bad acvlesced in the
judgment of the Court, at Wheaton,
which required him to pay forty thous
and dollars to Miss Amanda J. Craig. of
CWinnati, for breach' of promise, that
gentleman has appealed to the Supreme
Court for a writ of error in the case.
Ladies' Anti-Liquor - I thalanX— War
Between the/mules and Billuutl Keep—
erse in alichigilu--turieus Proc edings
The ladies of Jonesville
~ ‘ fichigan.
have an organization knc la as the
"Ladles' Phalang," which pro . Doses to
I suppress the liquor selling in that • village-
Some weeks ago the first official visit to
the saloons made a marked sense&, - n. and
an account of it was published in al. ' parts
of the country. The 'Phalanx" t still
exists. ' Strange to say it is a secret soc lety.
and stranger -still it 'keeps its sect 'es
The Detroit Tribes/ogles an account of
its present candition and doings. -It mat Int
be remembered that .4 1 caigan has aPr °••
hibilar 7 taw, though it has been for yew 's
a dead letter. Immediately after its van. s
to the saloons, sentinels are posted by - the
keepers to warn of its apprOach, andwhim •
any considerable body of ladies aplienri
the saloons are suddenly closed.
Small numbers of the sea sometimes we
' expectedly enter, with pencil and paper;
taking notes. One day several ladies-en
tered a carriage and were driven toward
Hillsdale, where the prosecuting Attor
ney resides. The movement was noted,
and the saloons were immediitely closed.
and the keepers with a constable and a
factotum for complaint against - each was
amicably made sad snits instituted for a
violation of the liquor law, probably in
tended as an offset to forestall the ladies'
supposed prosecution. But the joke of
the thing is that the Prosecuting. Attor
ney stepped In and took charge 'of the -
suits in good earnest.
Then followed the voluntary closing tits
of hotels and saloons, by the keepers nail
ing boards across the windoweand doors, -
discharging boarders, stopping hotel run
ners and oninibusses, and a general ein
bargo on the traveling public declared,
while citizens looked on to see the sport.
The ladies, tiptat all disconcerted at this,
immediately opened their hooks for the
Reception of travelers, gratis; until public
temperance houses could 'be started;
hired carriages, and in person met travel
ers at the cars and invited them to their
houses, where they unexpectedly receiied
superior fare, accommodation and atten
tion. The hotel keepers saw their -game
and bn to -"climb don"
as soon as possible.. Two days, passed.
and• at night the - boards were remOieil
from . the - -hotel doors and windows:
and fehicleategan to run as usual. -Ia
conjunction - with these occurrences,, a
petition circulated' lay the ladies, signed
by some three hundred ladies and gentle"-
men,•asking for a suppression of thelip
„piing saloons, was presented to , the Com
-montouncil, a majority , of whom are
supposed to linin favor of carrying, mit
the 'wishes' of the citizens. ' The redie-
ment is fast increasing in friends, •and
finding sympathy with the sterner sex.
Coteries of ladies - are - seen gathered here
and there in apparently earnest consulta
tion: It is the ladles vs. Tippling and
Gambling. It isthe earnest determined
women at work. • . - . . -
A procesnhas recently been announced
in Europe for imitating the grains of
wood of different kinds, with the most
perfect exactness, which consists in using
a piece of the wood to be imitated as a
plate for taking off an accurate impres
sion of the - texture. To do this, apiece
of the wood is selected of fine quality and
approved grain, about five feet long.
twelve inches wide.. and a quar
ter of an inch thick, well cleaned
upon both sides, and made with smooth
sand-paper. A chemieal preparation is
then applied to the wood, which has the .
effect of opening its pores, and at the
same time hardening its surface, and when
the board thus prepared Is thoroughly
dried, it constitutes a wood plate for
printing. The material with which the
impression is to be made is prepared in
oil, and 'is especially adapted for
transferring. Zoe* paint is applied
to the board by - means o, a
roller any superfluous quantity of
paint removed with a pallette. The
sized paper, prepared expressly, is thea
laid over the board, and both, are: passed
through the rollers; and when the paper
is stripped off from the wood, it carries
with it all the,paint. marked off with the
grains of the wood.N This paper is then
to be applied to the surtuce - on which the
imitation is to be - effected, with ;the
painted - side downwards, of course.
and the back of• the impression is
lightly rubbed with apiece of soft flannel.
On stripping off the paper a fac•simile Of
the board is left behind. The other &fails
of the process are given at length in the
account of which the present is only an
abstract, and we presume that if not,
already introduced into 'this; country it
soon will be, and emplo3ed largely for
A. Fainicu paper, the dazaale, seriously
informs its readers that,. encouraged by t
phrophecy of Nostradatnus, 31. Fretreau,
formerly an assistant of the famous chem
ist Gay-Lussac, has turned his. attention
to alchemy. and has at last succeeded in
converting an ingot of silver into an ingot
of gold by the`combined action of nitric
acid and electricity. Upon this the Pal
Mai/ Gazette observes: It is true that the
cost of production exceeds many times the
value of the article 'produced, so that M.
Fretrean remindi one of Raymond de
Lulli, as alchemist ef the sixteenth cen
tury, of whom 13rantome naively relates
that, disdaining,to, turn lead into gold, a
very easy ai2d eP---- - he actu
silk sur - •ictinto
A Fin,, sing' a
Chinaman's - Fran
cisco,. when he turned• back and asked the
proprietor what street that was. "John"
told him but the fellow. replied . , , "You
lie," anti struck him a heavy blow
face. The Chinarnan, instead of fleeing,
twisted the coward, knocked' him. Edown
and beat him,tl l be cried lustily for guar,
ter. When the fellow regained hi s f o e,.
and was' about to sneak away, "Jig "
saki: "You speakee Chinainen . Ile too
muchee. You want to knock Chinaman
down, yon comee see me; me lilr.e.e tl ht,
you sabe ?" The whipped man made off.
followed by the jeers of a lariie'erowd of