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NEWS BY CABLE. )
tßy Telegraph to the Plttsburzh Gazette.]
LONDON, August 14.—Prince Arthur
Sailed from Liverpool to-day on', the In
man steamer City of Paris for Halifax.
• The time for the international boat race
bet Ween the Harvard and - Oxford crews
has been., definitely fixed for Friday
The Times has an editorial on the sub
ject of cotton supply, wherein it says:
6 .A:curious aspect has just been given
to the question of cotton supply. Just
as the Association for promoting this ob
ject is holding its usual meeting a mer
chant writes us, asserting that Manches
ter alone la responsible for the scarcity
it suffers. With all its wealth, enter
prise and confidence it has never hives
ted a penny in a cotton field. The con
clusion of the outside world obviously is
that those who know the most about cot
ton are convinced that cotton planting
can never-pay. Their =thin acts with
bad effect qn others, and cotton culture
If the Manchester spinners would es
tablish a cotton company with a large
capital employed. in the heart of India,
things would be different; but they
stand aloof and refuse to risk their
money in the adventure, and when cot
ton comes to' them they drive it down to
a losing- point. The Association urges
the establishment of a vast cotton field
in - Ethiopia, but the recommendation,
though interesting to growers, has little
.tifect to cause more cotton to be grown.
Mr, Cobden and his friends maintained
that it was not the duty of the manufao
turer to concern himself with the growth,
but merely to afilird a sure and steady
market for the product. If India-under
sold America by a farthing on a pound
on equal quality, she would command
the Lancas h ire market. The true policy
of the manufacturers was to keep the
market open and give the preference to
the best cotton.
How these doctrines ended we cannot
say, but it is singular that the complaints
of our correspondent lends illustration
to the argument he resents. The practice
of.the manufacturers in driving down
the price, is it not natural for the buyer
to cheapen the article? Does not the re
mark strengthen the, argument that the
same people oughtlaot to be buyers and
sellers? .His figures state that the average
Indian cotton formerly bringing four
pence per pound- now brings ten pence,
, and it duty be"niar.yynarribefore it is low
er than sever, pence. If this meansthat
seven pence willyanumerate the planter •
and satisfy Lancashire, a Mighty ques
tion may be near its solutton. Remem :
baring that the cardinal question is the
price cotton stuffs can be sold at the mar
ket of the world and the money to rec
ompense the grower and spinner comes
from the pocket of the wearer, it is use
less, to grow and spin if it cannot
be- sold in quantity and for a price
sufficient to rtnumerate all concerned.
17p to the time of the American war the
conditions were fulfilled. The . South
produced and Lancashire manufactured
so Cheaply, that article commanded the
markets of the world. The native spin
ner always undersold. The price of
Indian' cotton is now two and a half
times, greater than formerly, will& is
'enough; to demolish the whole trade.
No wonder' the looms are idle. Cheap
goods and dear cotton' are incompatible.
Unlit cheap goods are produced trade
cannot revive. If the average seven
pence pays the grower there is
no -reason why industry. should not
receive. Protective tariffs will not
-always avail,-- If the Trice spoken will
satisfy the c e nsumers and remunerate the
producers, there is nothing to prevent
the speedy production and consumption ;
but between the spinner and the grower
must neccessarily exist the ordinary
commercial antagonism. Cotton is now
10 pence, Instead of 4 pence, because
American competition is reduced. The
Twice can only be abated by the return to
lar Aer and more regular supplies. If India
be our feeder, st eau only ue on terms of
free and open trade. Cotton growers
must be prepared for a revival of Amer
ican industry and the competition of the
whole world: In such a race India would
have great advantages which, if in
creased by the .jadicious action of the
- Government, it is probable - that Indian
-agriculture and British industry might
be eatabilehed on broad and permanent;
PAurs,'Aag. M . —The Emperor has re.
'witted the- sentences passed by court
martial on eighty soldiers, 4nd reduced
the sentences of seventy others.
The French Governpient has authori
-zed the French Cable Company to lay
-cable from Brest to England.
The °facial Journal to day publishes a
decree in which the Emperor, in com
memoration of the hundredth annivor
-miry of the birthday of the Emperor Na•
polecat the firk, grants full and complete
-amnesty to this press and political offend
-era, to persons convicted of evasion of
taxes, to deserters from thd army and
navy and to sailors In the merchant's
`marine who have abandoned their ships.
The Emperor Yeas not present at the
celebration in the Camps of Chalons to
-day: Re is detained by an attack of
rheumatism. and remains at St. Cloud.
'The Prince Imperial was sent to Chalonit
to represent the Emperor.
Paris is very Ray to-night. The bbui
-evards and Streets sre' crowded. The
- theatres are thrown open free to the pets.
pie and immense crowds are gathered to
witness the illuminations And a magni
licent display of fire works is provided I I
'by the Government.
.-Afensin,:Auguat 16.=-The troops have
tad oncounins with bands of Car)ists in
-Castile and Valencia. kin every case the
Carlista have been defeated' and many
- have lxien captured, among them several
uriests. The government has decreed a
•capitation tax, but it isAoubtfni whether
it will be able to, enforce its collection.
The Bishops have re-affirmed their ad
hesion to>the present government. Far.
ther disturbances in Catalonia are feared.
PARIS, August 15.--Dispatches from
contain reports of the discovery
of 'addditional Oirlist, 1 , plots for , risings
In various parts of the country. iA. party
of Carlists in Valencia was yesterday
defeated by the regular troops and vol.
unteers, and fifteen prisoners were taken.
A fight also took place with Carlists, but
the arrival of reinforcements enabled
them to attack the rebels and put them to
flight. The second Alcade of Alcala, In
Valencia, revolted yesterday at the head
of twenty-four men and destroyed the
telegraph wires running into the place.
There are great fears of an important
Carl'sl movement oti the frontiers. In
the town of Patern shouts were raised
by the people •of ' , Live the Republic"
and "Death to Monarchy." The city of
Madrid remains tranquil.
BERLIN, Aug. 14.—1 t is understood the
foreign Secretary has sent a note to
Baron de Werther, the PrusslanMinister
to Austria, to, communicate to Baron Von
Buest, containing a refutation of his alle
gations that the South German States
disturbs the treaty. of Prague and the
relations between Austria and Prussia.
He desires Baron Von Buest to publish
the proofs of his assertion.
CONSTANTINO.'" LE, August 14.—The
Viceroy's letter to Ismail Pasha states
circumstantially- the grieVances of the.
Sublime Porte. ' He refers to the Cretan
affair, the journey through Europe, and
the oppressive administration iu Egypt,,
and demands a clear and catagorical ex- '
planation. He expressed his determi
nation to insist strictly on the terms of
the firma of 1841.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
LONDON, August 14.—Evefung.—Con
sols for money 92%; for account 92%.
Five-Twenty Binds: '62s, 83M; do. 65,
old, 8254; do, '67, 81%. Eriesi9y; Illi
nois 94g. •
LIVERPOOL, Arigust 14.—Cotton mar
ket active; middling uplands 13yei.• Or
leans 1334 d ; sales 15,000 ba!es,including
4,000 for speculation and exprrt. Califor
nia white Wheat lls. 4d.; red western
10s. 2d. Western Flour 255. 6d.
Corn 30s. Oats3s. 6d. Peas 425. Pork
102 s. 6d. Beef 943.5 . Lard firmef; 755. ld.
Cheese 625. Bacon 645.
LONDON, August• 14.—Tallow 40s. 9d.
11.4.va8, August 14-. Evening.-Cotton
opened at 161. on spot and 160% afloat.
ANTWERP, August 14.—Petroleum at
53V i f. .
FRANKFORT, August 14—Evening.—
Five-Twenties closed at
PARIS, August 14.—Bourse quiet.
Routes 13f. 26a. Mexican - Dollars, 94%.
ANTWERP, Augtist 14.—Petroleum
closed at 6430.
Hawar., August 14.—Cotton: sales 4,000
bales; Louisiana at 160 f., and '16934f. for
delivery in October. The high prices of
wheat check transactions.
Arrangements for the Forthcoming Item
CBS Teetratth to the PPtsbargh Gazette.l',
NEW Yon k, August 14.—Major Gen.
eral Slocinni has arranged to meet the
officers of his old command, the Twelf,Li
Corps, milhe battle field at Gettysburg
on the 24th and 25th instant. His line
embraced Culp's Hill, where acres of
forest trees are now dead and dying
from the effects of that terrible mus
ketry fire. Rls rumored that Greene's
brigade will rebuild their lines of breast.
works, as the most appropriate land
mark of their position. Gov. Geary, of
Pennsylvania, whh commanded a divis
ion of "Slocam's corps, will meet him on
the field. Major General Wright, the
old Sixth Corps commander, whose
troops arrived at Gettyeburg in the nick
of time, on - the ' evening of the second,
day's engagement', after thirty-five miles
of congnuous marching, will arrive at
Gettysburg from Washington early
in the week. Major General Newton,
commander of , the First Corps, after
Reynolds' death, Will-join the party and
be present to establish the positions of
his command during the second and
third day's battle. General Graham,
• whose command contested so desperate
ly with General Bat ksciale for possession
of the peach orchard, and who was se.
verely wounded and captured on the
field, has telegraphed throughout the
country, and received favorable ' re
sponses, that his , staff and lirie officers
Will almost unanimously meet him there.
General Ward, whose command opened
the second day's battle at the Devil's
Den, and Major General Ingalls, and
and Major Ballard of the staff will be of
the party. Major General Webb, whose
line formed the objective points
of Longatreet's famous charge on
the afternoon of the. third day,
will be present. It is also expected
that his father, J. Watson Webb, will ac
company him, and James Walker, Jr.,
the historical 'painter, who for the past
two years has been engaged upon a
Painting representing the repulse of
Longstreet's charge, has accepted an
Invitation of the Gettsburg Battlefield
Memorial Association, to visit Gettys
burg at this time. Major General How
ard' will meet the party from Baltimore.
Colonel Bachelder, the author of the
isometrical drawing_of the field, and who
is now writing a history of the battle,
will leave here on the 20th to assist in
the arrangements for the occasion.
These , gentlemen , are all desirous of
'meeting as many of their old comrades
la arms as can make it convenient to be
present. Generals and officers at the
battle of Gettysburg, who intend- to be
present of the reunion, will be furnished
with • free transportation tickets from
Boston or New York, on 'application to.
Col. Col. John B. Bachelder", 69 Beekman
Seizure of a Distillery—Conflict of
(By Telegraph to tt e Pittsburgh Gazette )
PEULADELPHIA, August 15.—During
the past week the Revenue officers seized
the distillery of Samuel Blount
7.500 gallons of whisky. For some reason
the seizure was kept quiet for several days
It fa alleged that there is a quarrel in re
gard to the affair between the Govern-..
meet detectives and kcal officers. Mont• ,
joy Is said to be at the bead of the whisky
frauds here, and to have, by connivance
with a _ governaient .etorekeeper, paid
only tax on every second barrel of
whisky manufactured by him. The
storekeeper has fled to- parts unknown.
The government officals announce their
determination to' push a prosecution in
(By Telegraph to this Pittsburgh 6asette.3
WASHINGFON, August 15, 1869.
The acting Secretary of the Interior
has issued instructions to the commis
slonere appointed under the joint Aso
lutiOns of the 16th of April last, to as.
certain and report upon the condition of
the Union Pacific ' iuid 'Central Pacific
roads, to meet atbmatia on the 28d inst.,
and thence proceed to Sacramento. Al
the latter place they will enter upon the
'discharge of their duties,
Governor Scott, of South' Carolina, is
here on business connected with the dis
tribution of the quota of arms belonging
to the State of South Carolina. •
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l
NEW Yonir, August 14:---A dispatch
from Havana, Cuba, says: A, plan has
been disclosed in Matonzas to poison the
bread intended for the garrison of that
place. A negro made known the plot to
the authorities, who had the party ar
rested, tried and aentenci d. There is a
rumor in circulation in Havana that Col.
Quenos had attached the insurgents at
Sitio and killed ninety; the Spanish loss
was small. This report is probably con
founded with the capture of General
Jordan's convoy, as the localities of each
of the engagements are contiguous. Senor Leiria% the Cuban envoy, tele.
'graphs to New York, from Washington,
that he has authentic information that
Spain will bend no more troops to Cuba
ientil the gunboat question is settled.
The Spaniards acknowledge that without
these vessels they will be unable to
blockade the island and crush out the re
bellion. Four of the boats are ready for
Senor Macias, commissioned by the Cu - -
ban authorities to treat with Spain, sailed
for Europe a few days ago. He expects
to meet General Pnm at some point in
France, and at once enter into negotia
tions concerning the object of his mission,
In accordance with the promises General
Reim made to the Cubans some•fourteen
months since. The Cubans furnished
the Spanish revolutionary •Junta $1,500,-
000 in gold, to aid in overthrowing Isa
bells,.in return, for which, Cuba was to,
be made independent.
The London Post of Saturday morning
had an editorial on the subject of the
sate of Cuba to the United States, where
in the writer says: We entertain a
shrewd etugncion that the best thing
Spain candela to close with America In
respect to Cuba. She gains nothing frotti
Cone in Ler
.presents mate, but loses a
sum she cannot afford. She is notstrlnrig
enough to stamp out instilyection, but is
obliged by a false sentiment of honor to
continue an attempt unavailing. If she
could restore tranquility, considerable
time must elapse before she can, reap the
fruits of *access, and probably before
the result is attained the flames of rebel
lion will break out afresh. These con
siderations will have weight...with the
governtnent, and notwithstanding the
denial of the rumored negotiations, we
shall not be surprised to beer that the
purchase and sale of Cuba has beon
A - dispatch from Washington of yes•
thrday says letters from Cuba giving ad
vices to the sth instant were received
here last evening. Gen, Jordan gives the
following account of an action near Hal
guin: Vainaz....da, being reinforced, dt .
termined to surprise'the Cnbans. His
movements were promptly reported to
Gen. Jordan, who prepared to meet him,
and a small force was sent out to recon.
uoltre and if the enemy appeared, to
lead them into an ambuscade which had
been ' prepared where Gen. Jordan
and one thousand men awaited them.
General Valmazeda met the advanced
party and attacked them. They retreated
to the main body, who received the Span
iel] force, more than double their num
ber, with such earnestness that they
were thrown into disorder. and it was
found impossible to reorganizs them.
This success was followed by a charges
which forced a disordered_ retreat. The
success of Gen. Jordan, was complete.
The colored militia impressed into the
service broke on the first attack, and
nearly all deserted to the standard of
Jordan. This fight, it isasserted, has <lt -
stroyed Vamadeza, and volunteers have
increased to such an extent as to render
his force almost unreliable. Unless Gen.
Lescais r uforced, ii. Is not believed he
11l risk a content.. Vessels sufficient to
remove his troops are concentrating af t
different points of, the city. •
The Havana journals, reviewing' (lid
military situation, says: The rebels un
der command of Gen. Jordan, in the jet
risdictionnf flan Jago de Cabs, ,Guantan
amo, and Bazacoa have been obliged to
take refuge In the mountains, and the
districts of Manzanillo, Bayamo and Ja
quani are completely under contrblbf the
Spaniards. no organized rebel forcer ap
pearing there. Small parties of yotan•
tears are found to ba quite sun:finale
protest estates in Trinidad and Cienfuel•
gos districts. The' railroad from Num.!.
tae to Puerto' Principe ris open. The
rebels under Quesada are moving towards
NEW I ORS CITY.
(By Teleirapb to tat Pltrabilighbasetti.)
NEW Yottic, Atigust 35, 1869.
TS; PLATS PRINT E RS' sTEnci.
The plate printers' strike continues. A
despatch from the fileejetary of the Union
at Washington;reeelded YesterdaY.states
that everything looks favorable for the
strikers and that Secretary Bontweil had
promised to give the matter immediate
attendon. It. is stated by the strikers
that seven or eight more of the hands at
present at work will join the Strike soon.
THR LATE FAILURE.
The liabilities of Bowers Beekman
it Co. are ascertained to, about, two
million dollars, find' the assets of the
firm are one million. - Mr. Bowers, se
nior partner. offers to stirrepder his pri
vate' property- to the creditors, and the
other partners, it lal iseld, will do the
same, to the amount'of about a half mil
lion more. It is said to ibe the intention
of the firm to recommence business as
soon as the , present AMenities are az.
ranged; L . , ;" , •
statement Denied—Pioneer Settlement
—lndian Depredations—Senator Trum 7 _
buil at Helena &c.
tßy Telegraphist the Pittsburgh Gazett..]
ST. Louts, August ls.—The Times of
this morning says editorially on author
ity of reliable gentlemen from Texas,
that the accounts published at the east in
regard to John H. Pratt, now in custody
of United States Marshal Barlow, are
correct, that there is no evidence that he
was engaged in any of the pioceedings al
leged and that he never was a bush'
whacker, but during the war was a sol
dier leading Fratt's Battery, and since
has been an orderly and peaceable cit
izen and merchant of Jefferson.
A letter from Fort Kearney says that
General Wifgren has just selected a large
section of valuable land on the Republi
can river, forty miles tionth-east of Kear
ney, where thoultundred families soon
intend settlin4 Astockade fortis being
built for their protection and two pieces
of artillery are. already in position. A
saw mill and blacksmith shop are in pro
cess of erection.
Accounts from Elk Horn Valley state
that Live hundred homesteads were
taken out at the West Point land office
It is expected that the Sioux City and
Columbus railroad will soon be able to
On the 9th inst. several herders near
Tobac, New. Mexico, were surprised by
Senator Trumbull arrived at Helena
Friday evening, and was received by a
large crowd of citizens and escorted to
the hotel. He will remain several days.
The Indiana-ran otTail the stock, at the
Benton stage station.
Base Ball Reception or Exciting Char.
LB! Telegraph to the Pittetwiti Gazette.]
CHARLESTON, S. C., Aug. 15.—Tbe
Savannah Base Ball Club, whose recent
visit was more the occurrence of a negro
riot, reached here last evening on anoth
er visit, at the special invitation of citi
zens, who were deeply mortified at the
previous assault on their guests. The
scene at the wharf, upon the arrival of
the Savannah steamer, was one of great
excitement. About two thousand citi
zens had assembled to escort the visiting
club, and great indignation was caused by
Mayor Pittsburg insisting' upon sending
a body of polioe armed with Winchester
rifles and bayonets to the scene. The
negroas generally kept within doors and
very few were to be seen on the streets.
The march from the wharf to the hotel
was attended with much confuslowand
excitement, the procession being accom
'panted by armed police and two compa
nies of United States troops, No out
break however ban oociurred:' The feel.
lug to:ddy Is very feverish,. A mate'
game will take place to-morrow.: •
Political Endorsement -Alleged Smug
gling from elltka—Tne Napoleon Cen. ,
tentual—Colonnation of the Japanese.
tßy Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.
SAN Fustiroisco, August 15. —The R^.
publican Clry and County Conventions
have indorsed the nomination of the In
dependent I\funicipal.Convention for city
and county °dicers.
It is stated that the steamer Newborn,
which recently arrived from Sitka,
brought a cargo of furs valued at fifty
thousand dollars on account of a Sitka
firm. The attention of the revenue au
thorities has been directed to the matter.
The French citizens of San Francisco,
today, celebrated the centennial anni.
versary of the birthday of Napoleon 1., in
a becoming manner.
The Japanese colonists have purchased
another tract of land in Placer county,
for a tea and mu' berry plantation. Herr-
Abel returns to Japan by the first steamer
for the purpose of bringing a large addl.
tional number of colonists and a fresh
stock of mulberry plants.
Terrible Elver Dl:raster.
13 Telegraph . to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
MOUNT VERNON, Ind., August 14.
The Evansville and Cairo packet "Cum.
berland" exploded her boiler near Shaw - -
nee town, Illinois, at four o'clock this
morning. Eighteen, or twenty lives
were lost. The boat's books were blown
overboard and the anines of the missing
cannot be ascertained. , The boat is a
total loss. A portion of the cargo con
elating principally of wheat and corn will
be saved. The Was was Insured for
Chicago Grain Market.
(By 7 elegynth to tbe titfeborgb ((tattle.)
dEIiCAOO, Aug. 14.- , -brain markets at
the evening board last night were very
quiet; No. 2 spring Wheat was quoted at
11,434, Boiler for the month, and No. 2
corn at 89e, mine option.
—ln regard to the conflict of authority
in New York, between, the United States
authorities and Judge McCann, die- .
patches states that Marshal Barlow de
nies that an arrangement has been made
to produce Pratt before Judge McCann
Ott Monday. He will bring the prisoner
before United States Commissioner,Os
borfie, to be dealt with by the United
Stater laws. He defends his 'course as
a prefentive of a breach of the peace,
but woke don't intend to recede from
his and will call for the entire
power of Cke Government to sustain him,
if necessary. On the other hand, it is
:asserted that Judge McCann has an
monocled his determination to have Pratt
brought before him, and his warrant for
the arrest of the Marshal enforced.
Sheriff O'Brien declares be has not re
calved any warrant. but when such order
is placed in,his hands it will be executed.
Regnlarsto the contrary notwithstand
wending. < l General Pryor, Pratt's coun
sel, expresses confidence In his client's
release t and punishment of the Marshal.
• —The third (longterm of the National
Labor Union, will be held at PhUadel.
phis to•day. Already prominent ,oftl
chile are here, and many delegates - have
arrived. It Is eipeeted that . most of the
States ,w,lll be represented. The St.
Crispine are largely represented amongst
those Who rarrived. , The working wo
men's associations will also be repre
sented In the session. The delegates
sill repreaentover• 200,000 constituents :
-rtnemb,ers of Mg trades' maps.
has been but little betting in
England on the Oxford•Barvard race,
- - •
—3130,000 in epecie was taken out by
the steamer Antwerp from New York en
—lt is proposed to give Carl Schurz a
public reception on his arrival at San
—"Mark Twain" has bought an interest
in the Buffalo Express, and enters to-day
on editorial duties.
—A Dispatch from St. Louie, announc
es that the butt rail of the Iron Moun
tain Railroad has been laid.
—Two St. Louis diatilleries '
110,E00, have been seized, at St. Louis,
for violation of the revenue laws.
—There were ahlpped from New York
to Liverpool, last week, 31,000 barrels of
flour, and 610,000 bushels of wheat.
—The international boat race, a Lon
don dispatch of Saturday says, has been
definitely fixed for Friday, August 57th.
—Frank Webb has been arrested for
complicity in the Custom House frauds
in New York against Gen. Egan.
—The Union printers, of Kansas City,
are on a strike. They made demands to
which their employeral would not ac
—The citizens, irrespective of party,
have noruinated. & Thomas H. Silby, au
old merchant, for Mayor of San Fran
—The Democrats or Ohio inaugurated
their campaign .Saturday night at Cin
cinnati. Pugh and Sato. Carey made
speeches. Peddleton was not able to be
A match has been finally arranged
between the two bruisers Allen and Gal
lagher, of St. Louis, for to-morrow at the
tame place where the hicCoolo•Allen
fight took place.
—A New York dispatch says that one
hundred and fifty workmen from the
Pittsburgh iron foundries have contract
ed with the Cubans to go to Cuba and
Nork in foundries.
.. —Secretary Robeson and Admiral Por
ter arrived at. Philadelphia on Friday
nigh', on the Tallapoosa, They . left Sat
urday for New York, accompanied by
General Stevenson and daughter.
—The wine growers of California have
opened negotiations with the Central
Pacific' and other railroad companies for
such reduction of freight charges on
wine packages as will enable -them to
ship overland, instead of by sea,
—MarshalNeill, Napoleon's Miniatetof
War, is dead, and a Paris dispatch says:
"It is understood that the aillictionof the
Emperor itt the death ,of Marshall Neill
was so great that he was compelled to
hastily leave the Chalons Camps, where
military, fetes were In progress."
—Advises from Brazil state that a pro
visional government for Paiagusy has
been definitely organized at Ascunsion.
The Paraguayans had taken Proculoand
captured a Btaallian ship at anchor there..
treuched. Ile had s• /arge force o f re--
—lt is stated on good authority at Rich
mond, that Gen Canby will within ten
days issue his proclamation convening
the Legislature of Virginia, applying the.
Iron-clad oath to members, and when
they cannot take the oath his seat will be
given to the candidate who. received the
next highest vote. • .
—The Joint Committee of Congress on
Retrenchment and Reform, accompanied
by a number or ladies and friends are in
Chicago, on their way to San Francisco,
where they propose investigating the
workings of the revenue system, and to
detect if any smuggling is going on In
that section. The party appears to have
resolved itself itno quite a respectable
excursion, just having enough govern
mental authority to secure attention
while on the journey. However, they
pay their own expenses, and who will
complain of their combining pleasure
—Several days ago some suspicions
characters offered to sell a Wall street
operator 8125,00 of the bonds stolen
some time ago from Mr. Bermehoff, of
Pithoie, for 5106,000 in greenbacks. The
police were informed of the fact, and on
Friday detectives were sent to Hudson
City, New Jersey, to conclude negotia
tions. The parties met at Rosh's Hotel:•
and John Laidlow, Gabriel Gorshen and
Abner Brown passed over to the detec
tives a package said to contain the bonds,
receiving in.return a package containing
$106,000 in counterfeit greenbacks. Soca
after the transaction was nompleted,
Laidlow and his partneri' were arrested
on a charge of refilling Bennehoff, but,
upon examination, the package , was
found to contain one 'government 51.000
bond and about three pounds of old paper
—The Buffalo express on the Northern
Central Triad, which left Harrisburg at
8)16 Saturday morning, at four o'clock
atrcrOk a rock three feet in diameter,
whiatt had rolled from the mountain at
Dauphin Narrows. The engine left the
treiSk and shot over a stone wall into a
country road, . and thence through
another atone Wall into the canal. The:
engine and tender, and three • express•
oars,' loaded principally with peaches,
were smashed to atoms. One passenger
car, well tilled with passengers, was jam
wed into the wreck, but no passengers
were killed. although same were; slightly
injured and bruised. Only two persons
were killed. Charles A. Stewart. of Balti
more, and Jacob Criasman, of ,Reading,
fireman who was terribly mutilated and
blackened. The engineer died in an
hour after the accident, after suffering
excrutiating pain. The, fireman was
Tun N. I .6rbeiter Union announces
the perfection of an invention for the prep.
aration of raw silk directly from the bark
of the mulbeiry, of the "mums alba"
variety, without the intervention of the
silk worm. The new article is to be die
tinguished from worm silk only in this,
that it is not produced in one coherent
thread, but in fibers of the length of a
hand or somewhat longer. It is white,
son, glossy, smooth, easily spun, and of
a considerable toughness. It can be pro
duced at trifling cost, seven pounds of
bark giving one
,pound of fiber, the pro
cess of preparation requiring no particu
lar skill, and the chemical part of the
same, for. the , purpose of separating the
fibers from bast and Rum, being simple
and little expensive. A. r plantation of
young mdlberry trees will produce a very
high net income from one acre, even if
the raw:silk .should be sold many times
cheaper than worm silk.
FIEF NEWS ITER&
THERE are marked indications that the
agitation against the eiisting dutY on coal
will extend to iron, lutnber and salt.
AUBURN, N. Y., hag the oil fever.. Pe
trblenm has been discovered in meagre
quantities, but the citizens ere agog with
excitement over what may be.
ASIoNo the latest Postoffice atmoint
meats are H. H. Wray, at Shady Plain,
Armstrong county, andT.'? A. Hyraph
reys, at Rose Point, Lawrence cuunty,
TEM HOT SPRINGS -Of Alabama supply,
it is said, an entirely effective cure for tne
whisky appetite, their waters entirely de
stroying the pernicious thirst, and cleans
ing all the old fusil oil out.of the reformed
system of : the toper.
His "men PAHTISIZ:Qs. style Judge
Packer the "Pride of the Valley." The
last time that. the Pride offered himself
as a candidate for popular support was
as Town Councilman of Mauch Chunk.
in '6l, when he•ran two votes ahead of
his ticket, and was beaten by fifty ma
jority at that.
Tar. story about one Forbes who had
been sent to Madrid, in advance of Min
ister Sickles, on a private mission from
our Government, to sound the Regency
touching the transfer of Cuban sover
eignty, either to the rebels or to the
American flag, are all. bosh. This_ Ad
ministration don't do business in that
Tas l l next Atlantic Monthly will have
an interesting article from Mrs. H. R.
Stowe,' vindicating the
,wife of Lord
Byron from the unjust imputations upon
her connubial deportment toward her
poetic and erratic lord. Mrs. Stowe will
plead the case of the wife against the
mistress, showing that Girlccioll's me
moirs are wholly unreliable. •
DEMOCRATIC CORRUPTIONS in the mu
nicipal governinent of San, Francisco
have resulted in a revival of the old
"Vigilance Committee" movement, and -
the popular .nomination of Mr. T. H.
Silby, an old officer of that healthy or
ganization, for Mayor. The party has
carried things with so high aland that •
there is now a sponteneous general de
mand for the inauguration of the long
dormant policy which once before ex
pelled flagrant dishonesty and crime from
their public affairs. ' •
A FORTEICOMING REPORT of the opera
tions of the Western 'Union Telegraph
Company for the past three years will
show that they have a capital stock of
$41,063,100; a bonded debt of $4,634,100,
1,469 stations, 104,534 miles of wire, 5.2,-
099 miles of poles, and•lo3 miles of sub
marine' line. , Their receipts last year
were $7,316,018 .3 0,. and a net revenue of,
per cent. tipon the Stock: During The
year 363 new 'offices were opened and
,6,000 miles of new 'wire added. - •:A new
system of tariffs Is Soon 10 - 00 - 1110 into use
based upon the .. air•line distances.; The
existing lines occupy every State and
Territory except - New Mexico and Min
The President informed the TexaS poll
ticians,during theirlate visit here,that the
Administration would not Rive its Anita
ence teraidaheir people to full restoration
before Congress meets, unless they elect
persons to office who can take `the test
oath, choose a Legislature that will
promptly ratify the Fourteenth and Fif
teenth Amendments to.the Constitution,
and make laws securing a most complete
equality and protection to all climes of
citizens. The gentlemen prominent in
the so-called Republican party of that
and other States-snow that all prospect of
obtaining: the Federal patronage or of
securing at least the non-interference of
the - Administration is out& the question,
make little of the influence of the Execu:
tive, and boast that they will elect their
candidates by large , majorities, and
that Mississippi will follow Tennes
see in spite of everyone and everything.
The President publicly proclaims his do
sire that the issues involved in the contest
resulting in his election shall be forever
liried„ These issues,' according to his
interpretation, include the principles an
nouncedin his inaugural, and embrace
an uneqtdvocal acceptance of the recoils,
struclion acts and a cordial submission to
the requirements of the fifteenth amend
ment. He is not willing to accept a mere
f ay-so as sufficient evifie nce of submission,
but requires 'additional proof- of acta
showing that the freedmen and white men
of the South, withent regard to their
political opinions; are to vote as
they please. Threats of social ostracism
`and labor proscription, many of whichh,
have been most vigorOlisly minted la
Virginia and Tennessee, have reached
hint, and influenced him in the belief
that, aS aboYe stated, the Conservative
leaders Of the Swath are not hottest in
theirprofoisions. In several letters writ
to to prominent Southern leaders lately,
he has announced his determination to
adhere to the Radicals until, as in Massa
chusetts, Conservatives, Democrats; Re
'publicans, Radicals, blacks and whites,
all alike, are allowed to exercise the right
of franchise without intimidation of any
kind. He says the experiment in Vir
ginia has assured *him that such a con
dition of affairs does not exist in the
South now. In eonclusion, he author
izes the statement to be madepublic that
the object and unflinching policy of his
Administration will bo to secure a cheer
nil acceptance of and obedience to
the laws of Congress particularly
relating to -the reconstruction of
the Southern States, and that when he
has accomplished this he feels confident
that the political issues ow pending de
velopment will not , be Of a character to
breed discord and \serious differences be
tween the new parties which will neces
sarily supplant those' of the present day
by the final disposal of the question in
volved in the forthcoming Southern elec
tion. I-might add, much moreef similar
import as-the result of the numerous in
terfiews 'between the President and.
Southern politician* during the last threei
weeks, but itia sufficient to say that he is
determined te have. peace throughout the
entire land on the'basis . of the Congres t
Ilona policy of reconstruction.