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£B7 Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazttte.l
WASHINGTON, August 17, 1869.
PEES ABOLISHED. ` i
The Commissionei of Customs writes
to the Collector at New York, that the
fees eollected'under the state and muni
cipal law . are unconstitutional, and shall
horeafter, in no initince be collected.
This abaishes all feeti eimpt those ini 7
posed by the United States.
Commissioner Delano to-day made the
following fiecision: Rations whose bust
ness it is to negotiate -a purchase or sale
of stock is a banker within the meaning
of 'paragraph one, section 79, of the act
of 30th of June, '64,. as amended, if he
has a place of business where he receives
from others stocks whose sale he negoti
ates, or where money is advanced or
loaned on stocks.
• The gentleman recently elected to the
- Virginia State Senate visited the Secre
tary of'War to-day and states he received
satisfactory - assurances that the test oath
would not be required of members-elect
to the Legislature,'
THE REVENUE RECEIPTS. .
The total Revenue receipts from all
sources 'during the fiscal year ending
June 30th, 1869, estimating those of
seventy-seven districts, were $168,700,000.
LARGE TOBACCO STAMP ORDER.
The orders for tobacco stamns received
_yesterday at the Revenue Office, were
larger in number and aggregate amount
than'ever before received in one day.
It can be said by authority, that the
reported resignation of Secretary Raw
lins and tender of the Secretary of War
ship to Gen. Dodge is :unfounded.
Conspiracy Against the Life of Atturez
Frustrated—Revolt in Yucatan—ltevu:.
Union in Tamaniipas Euded, be,
tßy Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazetto.3
CITY OF MEXICO, August 13, via Ha
vana, August conspiracy against
the-life of President Juarez, the discove
ry of which has already been reported,
was completely frustrated. AU the prin
cipal - conspirators, including five Goner
abi, were captured. One of the latter has
since escaped 'from' prvapii and is in Ail
ohona. A nutriber of persona, arrested
in connection with this plot .have been
set at liberty.
The Mexican army 'is to he filled np
by enliiitment instead of conscription.
Recruiting parties will be sent through
oat the country, and extra inducements
will be offered.
Senor tialahar, formerly Chairman of
the Meilcan - Boundary Commission, has
become insane. •
A copy of 'a treaty between Mexico and
the North . German Confederation has
been forwarded to Berlin for ratification.
The Indian revolt in Yucatan is grow
ing more serious. The Indians are one
thousand strong and' their numbers are
increasing. They' have burned seven
hiacendas scar Isanial.
The Cuban residents of Merida have
offered their servicesio the government
to assist in the defence of the city.
Two Indian Chiefs have been captured
in Chinapaa and shot.
The Indians in Miohocan are becoming
-turbulent. - •
• The revolution in the State of Tamanli- ,
pas is ended. - Thij Prouunciados have
bean dispersed and are asking for am
nesty. , ; ,
The hitestion of States' Rights which
caused the difficulty in Queratero has
not yet been settled.
The juundation in the State of Jalicoho
have caused great damage,
Call for a Women's Suffrage .Conven
(By Telegraph to ;the Pltisbarge Gazette.l
CINCINNATI, August'l7.-4. Women's
Suffrage Convention has been called, to
meet at Pike's Hall,•thlicity, September
I.sth. The following is the platform:
Whereas, Au Just governments are
founded ton the consentilof the governed;
and whereas, taxation without represen
tation is tyranny( and whereas, every
human being is endowed by the Creator
with aright to life.' liberty and pursuit
of happiness, therefore be it
Resolved, That the Government of the
United •States, in denying to women,
who constitute fully one-half of its sub
jects, the right of suffrage, and with it
moat of the privileges' and emolumonts
pertaining to 'lull citizenship, is only
half republican in its oharaCter.
Resolved. It is the duty o f women who
are thus denied their right of suffrage to
demand it in order that the Government
may be in Crum what it professes to be,
and by this meaner be preserved for the
welfare of future generations.
.Resolved, That it is the duty of all pro
. gressive • and truth-loving men, who
would know right and help to do it, to
unite with women in helping, them to
secure the ballou, which will prove a
sufficient guarantee for all civil and
Signed by the names or a hundred and
Ortaol Indict; and gentlemen,
edams, ministers, lawyers and phy-
From the Wreck `et the !Steamship
(Br Teleetiob tc• the Plttainassre Gazette.l
Etr. Jourfs, N. F., August 17. -The
nears from -the wreck of the steamship
. 4 60ermania," represent only one bar of
sliver recovered since Saturday. making
.28 bars in all: Theship has settled down
, alt in nine fathoms of water. covering up
the cargo consisting of sewing Machines,
tobacco and cigars and is almost worth.
less., The officers of tbe Germania report
another steamer stracit near the same
,place on the same day, but she got off
and pioiseded on her voyage. The Cap.,
= tan of the Germania is stilkat the•wAsit.
-The. Cleopatra eau*: to shoal water,
Captain Is entleavoting ,to secure the
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—Hon. Frank Sherman, of Chicago, is
—A company has been incorporated to
work the iron mines in California.
—Lewis Prevost. a leading serienitur
ist of California, died at San Jose yester
The Democrats of NyYoining Terri.
tory have liominated B! F. Nichols of
Cheyenne, delegatitb Migrbss.
—Captian McPike, a steamboat man.
lost his wallet yesterday in St. Louis in
a street car. It contained 0,000.
—No service has yet been made of the
injunction aranteclagainst the comment.
paw Abattoir. A oolliprixtilse is likely.
—Louisville is to erect a commodious
building for the coming- Commercial
Convention. Large attendance is ex
pected. , ,
—Chef Chu and his particular friend
Sing Man, the Chinese California tea
merchanw, wilt be in Chicago to-morrow,
to be lionized.
—The,Paris Pratte regards the recent
amnesty decrees of the Emperor as an
abandonment of his past policy and a
pledge for the future.
—The revenue of the Dominion of
Canada for July is $1,198,97.0, and the ex
penditures $2,49,781. Discount on
American invoice 27 per,cnat.
—M. P. Sanford has matched his filly,
Stamps, against the celebrated Narra
gansett, for ten thousand dollars, two
miles; at Baltimore, In September, 187 e.
—At Jacksonville, 111., yesterday Mah
lon Chapman shot dead Zachary Rogers,
with a double barreled gun. Family
difficulty caused the deed. Chapman
—The morrooo factory of Freeman &
Sewale, in Charleston, Masa., was des•
troyed by five last night with a portion
of its Contents. Loss about $15,000; par-
—A disastrous flood visited Coalton,
Delaware county, New York, destroying'
property, estimated at from $15.000 to
$20,000. - .The Niliege was competely des
troyed, but no lives lost.
—Joseph Hughes and Charles Arnold,
got drunk .together in Chicago, yester
day, and quarreled. Hughes, with a
pocket knife, stabbed Arnold. to the
heart, killing him instantly.
—Three thieves seized a case of satins et
311 Broadway, Monday, and were chased
They fired two shots from a wagon at
their pursuers, but were compelled to
jump from the wagon, leaving the satins
behind and escaped.
—President Grant and party arrived
yesterday afternoon at Harrisburg from
Wilcox, and are guests of Gen. Cameron.
They leave in the morning to visit the
iron and coal mines of Lebanon and
e-Geo.ge Peabody, Generals Sheridan
and Mead, Gov:ornor Hoffman, Mayor
Hall, Wei. Aga-Packer and others, are
mentioned as likely to be present at the
grand ball at the Continental Hotel,
Long Branch, on Friday night.
Moßittey, a - clerk in the Treas
ury Department at Washington is under
arrest at Newark, N. J.,•charged with
forging the signature. of General Spinner
on a check for nine hundred and six dol
lars, which was cashed in Philadelphia.
—The ship Bazar. from Liverpool for
New York, collided at sea with the ship
Sandusky, from New York for Liverpool.
The Bazar put into Milford Haven and
the Sandusky arrived In Liverpool yes
terday. Both vessels were much dam
aged and are, leaking badly. •
—The following railroad. Presidents
held a meeting at Cozz-iis' Hotel, West
Point, on Tuesday night: J. Gould, of
Erie; A. Baody, of Toledo, Wabash and
Western; E. B. Phillips, of Michigan
Southern. and:J. H. Devevaux, of Lake
Shore. The upshot has yot leaked out.
-r-Jno. Ingle. Jr., • President of the
Evansville and Crawfordsville Railroad,
now absent in England to negotiate
for Iron for the contemplated extension
of his road via Deny'ilo. Illinois, to Chi%
cago. The completion of this extension
will give a through line from Chicago to
Nashville, via Evansville..
—The prize fight between Gallagher
and Allen at St. Muls yesterday, result
ed in viotory for the latter after eleven
terrific rounds were fought. Kelly
threw up the sponge for Gallagher, but
subsequently denied the fact: The re
feree decided the fight a draw and much
feeling was manifested against him for
—George Wilson, arrested for comp)
city in the robbery ofProubet, St. Lquis,
store of 88,000 worth of diamonds a short
time since, bee been discharged. Ms
wife is now undergoing an examination.
She has been identified by several per
sons as the woman seen on the street cars
on the day of the robbery, under suspi
—John IL Allan, formerly manager of
the new theatre in Nashville, ia4n that
city engaged in , the construct Qta
mammoth balloon. Its height is to be
one hundred and ten feet, circumference
one hundred and thirty feet. It is esti
mated that it will weigh one thousand
Pounds and carry ten persons. It will be
ready for the . State Fair next October.
There seems to be no doubt now that
the lion clad oath will be administered
to toe members of the Virginia Legieht
lure, - and-that the places of those who
cannot take it will be tilled bvp.the de
feated candidates. The next Legielature
will haVe to elect two Senators, in ac•
cordance with the act of Congress passed
in 18613. The Legislature just (OptedlA,'
Tennessee will also, under the same law,
have to elect-One on the second Tuesday
after it organizes.
—Tho report comes from the West
through a pretty straight channel that
Gen. Greenville Dodge; Chief Engl.:
neer of the Union' Pacific liallivad,'lvait
telegrapbedlts by Gen, Grant, the,. (Pl
patch oVertaking him at Cheyenne, of
tering, him a place In his Cabinet aer Sec- -
retaryof War. and giving him two weeks
to cons der the matter, Gen, Rawiles
being compelled by declining health to
give up the position. Gen. Dodge IOW:
immediately for Washington.
—Late Arizona advlces say that trrieps
made a successful excursion to !Burr
Mountain and killed and. wounded a
number of Indians 'and destroYed'cOn
aiderable property:. The soldiers have
:returned from an, unsticcesafal. search
after the mails recently captured by the
Indians near Camp Dale Creek. ' Besides
checks, vouchers, etc., the Mall oontained
a great many'greenbacks.. The savages :
sobiabed trein betlfreen 'Weelienbarg
and Vulture Mine, and oapturedi.• pine
FOUR 'o l e.ifsOOK, 691. .Itl.
NEWS BY CABLE.
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette. 3
MADRTD, August 17.—The Epeea and
other newspapers deny the existence of
negotiatiotir - beteMbn - 13paln% - and the
United Staisli (luta. It is said
the Gevernmentilesires the restoration
of Order It ettba before considerilict the
subject of cession to the United States.
The rumor of a proposition looking to
IberianofilelaVO r nied. -
Mr.- !-; • ofe-Sreilo who has
been h 'no thug ; ! he interest of
Cuba, his gorse to America and will re
turn on the reassembling of the Cortes.
•A body of earnests, led by Vicar Alcub.
las. were defeated at Abeauela Dy the
national troops. Tbo Vicar and nineteen
of his men were taken prisoners. .
Convu, Angnstl7.—Mr. Tncherman,
American Minis.terkhae received a special
invitation to attend the festivities on the
occasion "of the baptism of Prince Con-,
stantine at Athens.
VIENNA; August 17.—Tbo whole press
disapprove the note sent by the Prussian
Government to Baron Bettst, and de•
nounce the course of Prussia as unpre
Roma, August 17.—The Porte has de.
aided to hold a tinivereal Exhibition of
Caristian art next year.
CONSTA.NTINOPLE, August 18.— The
early arrival of lemael Peaks is expected
TRIEST, August 17. —The United States
steam frigate Franklin has arrived at
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL, -
Losnow, August 17.—Evening.--Con-
Bois for money OW for account 03.
American securities quiet and steady:
Five-Twenty Bonds: '62s, 83%; do. 65,
old, 8230 I:t3, '67, 81.fi: 62s at Frankfort,
88%; Erbil 193; Illinois .94%. Stocks
LIVERPOOL, August li...Xottort mar
ket active and higher; middling uplands
13 1 / 4 d.• Orleans 13%d ; sales 16,000 bales,
of whiabat,ooo gates were tbralaxigatlon,
and export. The weatheiLialbir and fay
vocable' for Crops. California white
Wheat lb. 3d.; red westernlOs. Western
Flour 255. 6d. Corn 31s. Oats 3s. 6d.
Peas 435. Pork 102 s. 6d. Beet 90s. Lard
778. Cheese 625. Bacon 645.
„LONDON. August: 17.—Sbgar 325. 6d.
Linseed oil £3l 17s. Spirits turpentine
-265. 9d.: Linseed 6.1. 3d. •
Avrwznp, Augnst 17.-;-%Petroleum at
The Crops and the W*ather.
CBI' Telegraph to the PittshurglLOpette.
Late intelligence from various counties
in Malne t show that the poiatoe crop has
been seriously injured by:lhe draught,
and the irop will be light. . _
No rains have fallen in Richmond dar
ing the past week, nor for sometime pre
viously. The drought la gowns' and
excessive. The crop is materially
shortened, if not a total failure.
The weather at Columbia, S. C., during
the past week was dry and hot until yes
terday, when a fine, rain fell. A fall
average crop hi corn is anticipated.
' 'At Columbus, G -a.,• the weather has
been excessively warm and dry for the
past four weeks. Tuts only slightly in.
Jared the late cot n crops. There was a
good rain yesterday and a light shower
today, which greatly bonefitted the late
At Charleston, S. C., the weather of the
past week has been dry and warm. This
has bad a good-effect on the corn crop,
which Is well matured in this section.
Information from all parts of Tennessee
leaves but little doubt that the corn and
cotton crops have been materially injured
by the drought which has prevailed for
a month past. The corn is almost beyond
At Meriden, Miss., the weather of the
past week has been dry and hot, With no
rain. The corn Lb not suffering much for
rani. The crop is about made. It is
h4rdly an average yield.
.The weather for a week or ten days
past at. Terre Haute, Ind., has Peell ex
ceislvely warm._ The mercury ranged
from 85 to 96, with several tine rain falls,
and jbe prospects for a full crop of corn
are considered generally good. All other
crops are unusually large.
-At Selma, Ala:, the: weather .for the
past two weeks nas been clear and dry,
which caused cotton to shed young forms
considerably. Mouday there was a liae
rain" and another yesterday' afternoob,
'which will cause the cotton to stop shed
_The weather cannot effeecthe corn
crop, as tv is already-made.
At Galveston Texas, it has rained
three •days _and been clear four days
during the past seven. The corn crop is
altover' the State: - The rains
cannot injure it. l '
At Columbus, Mississippi, the weather
during the past week bas , beeh dry' and
fine but to day rain fell.- , :There will be
about a half crop of corn. The cotton
Crop promises to."). R fair one.
A t Montgomery, Ala., the cotton is
`Suffering from rust and the caterpillar is
reported on many plantations. Tuecorn •
prop Is mods and will, be a good one in
this section.' ThC first - rain, for ten days
fell this.aftercoos and It promised to be
a heavy one.
AtNew ()rhumb the weather is , hot,
with phowers daily. ..This does not effect
the corn crop as it 'ls made. '-
At Mobile the corn: crop is made. The
weather harbad V -effect -*I th the ex
ception of slew / localities. The crop is
bail, and taking the average yield of • the
country tributsr, taMublie. will nol be
enough to last through to next,crop,pea!
son. The cotton 'accounts sic Tery"fa;
morable with' promisee of an increased
yield , over last yeahl, -
The firtg;- bale:Of-the - grprrlitg &ttert_
crop was teooetvaii at Mem p h is y esterday
from justatni q: 3 t •
Y, AUGUST 18, 48,69.
NEW YORK CITY.
CBT Telegraph to the Muth:met tiazette.]
NEW YORK, August 17, 1869.
BANK OFFICER ARRESTED.
George R. Butler, of the First National
Bank of Memphis, was to-day brought
before Jadge McCann in obedience to a
writ Of habeas roux's.% but the examina
tion waa postponed until Thursday. The
prisoner was accordingly taken back; to
Police Hood Quarters. No requisition
has yet been received from Tennessee.
IMPOIIiANT BAILIiOAD SCIIP:M.E.
There ate some important railroad
schetnee on foot in this city. The repro.
sentativea of the New York Central,
Erie; /Pennsylvania Central, Baltimore
and Ohio and Michigan Southern Rail
roads/ore in session on the freight tariff
question, and it is • expected that the
present low rates will soon give way to
the old tariff once more. The officials of
the 'Brie, Michigan Southern and Wa
bash Railroads are negotiating for a con
sniidation of the two latter on condition
that' the Erie does not build the new
roadrftom Akrdn to Toledo. The man.
agent of the trunk lines to the West are
looking to the control of either or both
the Northwesternhnd Rock Island, so as
to complete theli connections with the
Pacific Railway. The rivalry in freight
has led to a sharp competition for pas
senger traffic. The Pennsylvania Cen
tral to-day put on a train which wilt run
from here to Chicago in thirty hours.
This will compel rival lines to shorten
?THE O'MAHONEV-BAILEY CASE.
The case of Bailey vs. O'Mahoney was
up before Justice McOunn, to.day,- on a
motion to vacate the injunction restrain•
ing - ,)Receiver Barr from paying over
funds in his possession to any person ex
cept, by order of the court, and also to set
asidg the order appointing a Receiver.
M. Bailey claims that the purpose for
wblCh the money was collected was
abandoned, and tbe•amount rightfully
baletigs to the holders of the bonds of
thelrlsh Republic. On behalf of. o%lLa
bodily it was urged that the Fenian or
ganization Is now more prosperous than
ever, and the leaders are ready and will
ing.,to comply with the terms and pay
the principal and interest within sir
mouths after the recoguition of the Irish
Republic. The chief porn; on which
O'Nlahoney relied was that the bonds
were issued for an Illegal purpose, and
that the bondholders had therefore no
standing in the court. The decision was
THE USURY CASE
Application was made to Judge Car•
doze to-day for remission of the imprls."
onment portion of the; sentence of Rus
sel Sage and Geo. P. Watts, convicted of
usury. The decision was reserved.
oihero is not a singlegase of sickness a
Cistakantine today. u•••,‘_
Meeting of the Prohibitionists.
(BY Telegrepti tb the Pittsburgh easette.i
Bovros, August 17.—The State Tem
perance Convention called by the prohi
bitionists met today. Three hundred
delegates were present. Hon. Whiting
Griswold, temporary, and Hon. P. &tory
Aldrion, permanent President. Several
addresses in favor of prohibition were
delivered this afternoon. A motion was
made to appoint delegates to the Chicago
National Convention. After , consider
able discussion it was adopted, and a list
of delegates from different parts of the
State were appointed. •
The report of the •Commit'ee on Cre.
dentials was then read, showing that two
hundred and eleven, towns were repre
sented by 1,426 delegates. Vtie Commit
tee on Address nfid' Restitutions then
made their report: The address is brief,
summing up argutnents in favor of pro.
hibition, urges the people to elect proht
.bltion representatives to the Legislature,
and declares that whichever party will
adopt a princip!e of prohibition will win
such success as never before wa3 given
it. Resolutions in favor of sustaining
the prohibitory law on account of the
beneficial results thus far derived from
It; calls 011 the parties of the Common: ,
wealth to Insert in their platforms
approval 'of prohibition as a prin
ciple - right in itself, and of the
highest benefit to. the people; declares
the party that for nearly twenty years
has controlled the adminiatratiou of the ,
State Government, is especially bound to,
recognize these principlw, if it would
continue to direct the councils of State:
thanks the constables of the State for
their faithfulness id executing the law,
recognizes the various services of Gov. ,
Ciallin in.the cause of prohibition, and
recommends the establishment of a daily:
morning papas to' be dedicated to the
cause in Boston welt -introduced.-
After 'reading the address and resolu
tions a discussion arose upon the regain-,
lions thanking the Constabulary and en
doming Governor Main. The Mei:Ober&
complained that the Chief Constable had
not done his duty and some of blovernor
Clailin's Judges drank wine. The die:
oussion ,waa _exciting on the address,
when all, the resolutions were finally,
atipptedllnd the Convention. '
Additional Markets by Telegtaptie
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., August I7.—Beef
cattle:'receipts 54$ head; the supply of
live stock la gradually Increasing; there
is a decline in prices of nearly
pound, chiefly on lower grades; sales,of
extra at' $12,2402,75, first quality at
#11,75012. • • aecond quality, at ;104411,
third quality. at /email@example.com. Sheep and
lambs: recelpti_9,4oo head; very fine
lainbs acid at, 53,50 per head, while thote
of a lower grade were disposed bf at bac.
less: - Spring lambs sold at 13@4,50. Veal
calves aolarat 53.50@16.
lqtw, Ontaraiss, August' 17.—Cottou
dull;-sates of 185 bales loOr middling at
30630rAo.ronly about 75 bales are on the
market ;'receipts today, 2211 • bales.
FlOur; super 15,75, double extra, 18.509
treble extra 18.75. Corn dull, $1.05.
Oats •lower, 83©54e. Bran, 983.-- - l3ay •
lower. 528. Pork held at $55,50. Bacon
17®19X@200. Hams • 23Q251(0. Lard:
tierce 20@20d, keg 2205230. Sugar and
molasises unchanged., Whisky firm,
505@1t/74. Coffee 'unchanged.
change: sterling 140 X, New York sight
percent. premium. Gold 132 g.
11Asavu t LE_, August 17 .' Wheat; red
o• amber 11,15, and wbitell,Bs. Oats
450. Corn 920. Bar_teT 11,19. Flotirp 88
for best brands. Baena:- aldes, 19)04
shoulders 16yie, hams 111 Mo: Lard 21Mo.
N,THE LABOR CONGRESS.
. Second Day'. Proceedings.
By Telegraph to the Ylttelturgh 4,lattte.)
PHILADELPHIA, August 17.—The pro
ceedings of the second day of the Nation
al Labor Convention, commenced with
an announcement blithe SecTetary of the
Committee on Condolence, of the Presi
dept's address, platfortitorganization
and the constitution. The Committee on
Labor made a report on the eight hour
law, concluding with a recommendation
that Cougres should_ be memoralized, to
make provision for the twenty per cent.
Of pay deducted from those in the Gov=
Mr. Field. of Michigan, offered a reso
lution declaring that Congress should
provide for, the funding of that portion of
the National debt not required for a cir
culating medium, by the issue of long
bonds bearing interest not exceeding
3.6.5-100 per cent., And that the United
States currency notes at the option of the
holder should be convertible into such
bonds at par; that it demand such an ad
justment of duties on all commodities
produced by the labor of foreign coun
tries as will adequately protect American
labor and restrain excessive importation
of commodities from abroad, while we
have the raw material. skill and ability
in our own country. This was referred
to the Committee on Reform. '
Mr. Walt's, of Philadelphia, offered
Bezolved, That the action of this Con-
vention in refusing to admit Miss Susan
B. Anthony, was not based upon grounds
personal to herself, but simply because
the organization she claims to represent
is not bona fide a working woman's asso
After considerable debate on the reso-
Mimi the President declared Miss An
thony was entitled to the floor, as she
was a delegate to the Convention last
Miss Anthony, at considerable length,
defended the attacks made against her
by several delegates. •
Adjourned till afternoon.
Be Telegrelth to the Plttaberirh essette.3
RALEIGH, N. C., August 17.—We have
had little rain, scarcely sufficient to
the dust. The corn crop in this vicinity ,
is suffering very much. It is thought
the yield this year will not exceed two
thirds of that of last year. There was a
very tine rain today, but it to feared it
came too late to benefit the early corn.
The weather is very warm.
—At the opening of the Havana Casino
Espanal, Captain General de Hodes made
a speech. He congratulated the gentle
men who had established the institution
on having carried out an idea pregnant
with good results. He•beliaved it would
serve to lighten the' bonds of affection
that should unite all good Spanianblon
both sfdeifof the Ocean. , He warnedthe
members of this, as well se those of atm
liar associations, that they should;avoid
political discussion, otherwise their re
unions would degenerate into political or
revolutionary clubs, presenting,obstacies
to good government. The. President of
the Casino and editors of the , Prenaa
made replies. frilly according - with the
sentiments of the Captain General.
—A woman named Mrs. Gifford, - /Iving
in the northern part of Marlon Co., lowa,
died on Saturday, from the effects of
fright at the eclipse. She had no knowl
edge of Its approach, and ,was alone 'at .
the time it came on. with the exception
of a child four weeks ql4. Terrified-it
the eight, she seized her child and lied to
a neighbor's, a mile distant. When she
reached there her reason was gone. A .
doctor, near by was called, - who pro
nounced her incurable. She lingered
along till Saturday; when she died, with
out her reason having returned.
—The- National,Educational Conven
tion met at Trenton, N. J. ,yesterday.
Tne•onening address wakmade by J. W.
Buckley, Prominent of, the National
Superintendent's Association. The min-
utes of the,last_meating, held at Nash
ville, were approved. A paper was read
from Rev. Charles Brooks, of Ma.saachu
setts, advocating the adoption of the New
England system of free schools every
where, and calling upon Congress to
grant public lands for the purpose. The
Conventipn adjourned until today. The
attendance le,as yet small.
•-At a meeting of the stockholders of
the Evansville, Henderson and Nashville
Railroad, held at Madisonville, Indiana,
yesterday, measures were adopted which
will secure the completion of this road at ,
an early day. Only thirty•four miles re-'
main to.be built to complete 'the connec
tion from the Ohio' river. through to '
Nashville,;and Gen. Boyle, the President
of the road, leaves' immediately for the
east to close the contract for the oon
strtictiOn of this section.and the coMple
tion of the road: • '
. —On Saturday, a brtite' atteroped ,an
outrage, on the little Mind' 'daughter of
Rev. 0. S. Mike, in Ottawa, 111. At
tempts were made tollyneh him—a pun."
Istunent yet. threatened.' ;•
A 1.4:14-poirr paper publishes births um
der the lead or-new most°.
Art etitire inry.of Smith, was recently
Impatinelled in Shefileid,-„England.
NEW ORLEANS has a double-headed
girl: One with two tongues 1 Frightful!
yguy was Noah never hungry in the
ark?Bec i aise he always bed Ham -with
him. THE Ceinnlaint of the coal-miners
Colliery, N. B. The wretched pun
ster ought IcLhavelt. •
vow observer lies dbmaigred that
Beecher - - caught the hay fever by ,taking
his test from Timothy. -
AN English paper advertises for sale a
pew which "commands n; view of nearly
the lerhole congregation." ;
OBBE.IIYING wrrespondent 'says
that New York, city fs a growhtg town,
owned 'chiefly hotel clerks.
A r DANDY inquired ,at a Milt stall:
"Are these apples fit foi a hog to est?"
'.Try them and see," said the woman.
Bs careful of you:1110k girls. Don't
mind being called ”old fogy' because
you wrap yonraelves wail aid paver
venture out in this alWee. Better be as
old fogy than s.riummttpae.
Meeting of the Executive Committee--
Organized nor Work--lite Conduct of
the Campalgn—Uiscussion, "Views"
and Decisions—Hots to Advertise.
Yesterday afternoon the Executive
Committee, appointed by the late Tem
perance Convention, assembled at the
rooms of the Young Men's Christian As
sociation. Fifth avenue, for the purpose
of organizing for • the campaign. There
was a large. attendance. - pearly every
member of the CoMmitteepeing present.
Col. J. B. Cl futj'iresided, and Mr. J. E.
Johnston was che.lett Secretary.
\ The following' Committees were then •
appointed. • "
APPOINTMENT OF corestrrreifs.
./AnanciThomas J. Hoskinlum, 388 -
Benn,ett, 14,, S. Waring, Jasper F. Bra
dy, Jonathan Gallagher, David B. Oliver;
:William B. Brickell.
Doc:intents and .Arinting.."--13. Y. Ken
nedy. George Irwin. W.,11. Cluley; Capt.
W. W. Martin, S. M. Duvall, F. H. Ea- •
Meetings . and Speakera.—..t. H. Eaton,
Col. J. B. plark. David Kirk, Dr. T. F.
'Dale, J. E. Johnston, James R. Reed. W.
'l.‘r Bowen, James Miller. -
Organization:—David Kirk, J. A. Ca
rothers, R. S. Waring, John Way Jr., J.
E. 'Johnston. George Findley, F. H. \
Anderson, Thomas Ilershberger. Col.
Hugh Lee, N. P. Kerr, Capt. George
Neeld, George H. Star, R. C. Miller.
Mr. Kirk stated that all the persons
named in the Committees bad -given
their pledges as workers •in the cause,
and would heartily endeavor to advance
it. If, however, the name of a good
worker had been omitted it 'could be
On motion of Mr. • Eaton, Mr. Isaac:
Charles was added to the County Execu
J.S. Timmons, of Tarentum A. H.
Elder, of McKeesport, James M. Burch
field, S. H. Baird ' , Jas. Rynd. of Pitts
burgh, and J. E. Kramer, of Elizabeth,
were also added toithe same Committee.
, Mr. S. Y. Kennedy offered his office
in the Methodist Episcopal Block, 129
Smitbffeld street, as a place of meeting
and general headgritirters for the Com
mittees. • •
The offer was accepted and - a vote of
thanks tendered the gentleman for his
THE FINALS . CIAL SITUATING.
Mr. Hoskinson stated that the books
would be prepared and the', Committee
on Finance proceed at once_ with their
Colonel Lee wished to know what the
money was needed for. The object of the
movement simply was confined to Alle
gheny county, and he did riot see that a
large amount of money was needed. '
_y explained. that at first it
was designed to publish a campaign
'paper, issuing :len thbusand copies -
• weekiy, but this idea had been given up,
se they•had• been assured by some per
sona connected with some of the daily
papers that communications written in a
fair 4and, temperate spirit•-would be ad
mined their columns:- But, amide
from this, .fiocuments wouhl 'have to be
priptedannouncements - and:Other mat
ters , a tteiided to,,::: which' Would re-.
vire at least 'two thousand dollarsfor
Mr. Anderson thought that one thou
sand dollars would be sufficient. The--
work he thought must be dope principal.
ly by speakers and meetings, not by
tracts or statistics of 'printed matter.
WHAT HAS BEEN XXV.MTIDED.
Mr. Kennedy said that already three
hundred•dollars bad been spent, and yet
no particailar show , bad;, been made.
Money must be had to carry On atIV work
of the'kind. ' A sawmilitonldn't be run
'On a pint of *liter.
Mr. Kirk. thought thik question of
finance was one of the. most Important
which could 1 - tie' considered, If con
tracted views were -allowed to rule at
first, they would drag the campaign all
along. ;He thought five thousand dollars
would ;not' he more 'thanaufficient to
carry On' the: work- properly. Tile old
partiaticarried on the campaign at an ex
pense varying =from nine to sixty thou
sand dollars; and if the Temperance men
wished to do anything -they must also be
liberal with the funds. Meetings must
be helde-speakers, procured u the coun
ty canvaseed, and documents, and com- -
munications publiihed, sli„, ,of which
would require money. - These must all
be 'publikhed in the 'daily newspapers,
as they were the best medium through
which the people might be reached.
This Movement, if •succesafal; would not
alone be• felt in Allegheny county, but
would extend over the, whole State. If
it was found that the banner county
had throw - a oil theahackles of party and
spoken for reform; the movement would
extend all Over the State'and the cause
would at once becomes Victorious power.
He hoped that nothing earnest, lib
:eral views on. this :question'of finances
would prevail.' •
.. Mr KirkPa.ttemarks Were reeeived with
rapture by the ComMittes.- arid several
,who had been suspeot t ed of '"narrowness"
hastened to, announce "theim's my senti
Trya LITTLE WIriLIAM "
Mr. Kennedy said it. was not forgotten
how they s had been- twitted about the
management, of the'Jut "campaign, es
pechtll4 in :regard to_rthat tittle Wiiliam"
of the - Dispatch. Se" hoped nothing of
the kind would odour again. The monks , '
could be secured if the collectors. only
asked for *44, . .
TILE BENEFITS AF ADVERTISING.
-- A member who, had just arrived,,thero
gave an illuatration , of the benefits of
advertising in the newspapers, by stat
ing that tbe publiCatiOni of the Execu
tive Committee,„exhibiting as it did in a
small may ' SOMEI and spirit in the
movetnent, had gained the cause four
votelfrom an' establishment, on Second
avenue. , The announcement was the
occasion , of-facetious felicitations on the
' , ground , , swell"; which ,it betokened.
It was aecordingly,decided money would
be needed, and the Committee were in
strheted to. Proceed With collecting rig
On motion of Mr. Edon', the various
sub.Cominittees were . , instructed to con
tract no debts except: through the Chair
man of theYinancalAimmittee. .
It was decided to hold the meetings of
the General Committee. every Saturday
afternoon at three o'clock.
.The Cominittee then adjourned to
inset next Satuipy afterno on at the des
ignated place. - •
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