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EBY WORM* to the Pittsburgh Geseite.
WASHINGTON, August 19, 1869.
THE NAVAJO INDIAN RESERVATION.
Col. Samuel S. Smoot has received a
letter from Capt. E. N, Darling, United
States Surveyor, dated Fort Defiance,
Arizona Territory, August 2d, via Santa
Fe, New Mexico, - August 11th, annonnc
lug his arrival at the Navajo Indian res
ervatiOri July 23d, and the commence
ment of the survey; on • July 26th, 'VIII-
Ong througiLthii northwest portion of
New Mexico into Arizona. The Navajo
Indiana are living - on the reservations
tinder the treaty 'by General Sherman.
They are aniet and desire to remain at
peace with the' United States. Up to
August 2d Capt. Darling bad not been
molested by any Indians and expects no
trouble. • •
THE TAY. ON BANKERS.
Committee of the New York Stock
Exchange waited on Commissioner DA.
lane and requested him to reconsider his
recent decision classifying them as bank.
ere, and requiring them to pay that tax.
The Commissioner refused to re-open
the question, having given it full consid
TRADE MARES TO fir. PROTECTED.
An official • proclamation has been
~ ,sriitue of a Convention between the Thai
led States and France, securing in their
respective territories a guarantee of
prpperty in trade marks, to take effect
October ad and continue in force ten
SAN FRANOIE CO.
A Flan to Relieve tins stringency In the
' Money ilarket'—ii , haling Fleet Spo
piseovered. ' - "
ti3g , Teleggsph to the Pittsburgh Gssette.l
BAN • FRANcisco, August 18.—The
Directors of the Central Pacific Rail
. read Company have received infor
mation of . a conspiracy among some of
• the disaffected men formerly employed
off the road, to burn all the bridges and
stock of fuel east of the Sierra Nevada
mountains. in the might. The company
have taken measures to frustrate their
designs. • -
- EARLY COMPLETION.
The Western Pacific Railroad Company
expect to complete their road from Sac
ramento to, Oakland. opposite this of ty,
by the Bth of September. •
4les President Colfax. Senator Stewart,
Dr. Linderman, of the Philadelphia taint,
and others, have appealed to Secretary-
Boutwell to allow the , transfer of several
millions from the Sub-Treasury here. the
amount , being replaced •in the Sub-
Treasury at New York as \ a relief from
the' present stringency of the money
• market,lmt have received \no answer.
It has since transpired That the Secretary
has permitted one firm to draw funds
from the. San Francisco Sub-Treasury,
and thus take advantage of the public
necessities. The action , of the Secretary
is denounced by the press, and Is creat
ing indignation among the entire mer
TREASURE TARES" OUT
The steamer Golden City sailed for
_Panlmu to-day with two hundred' and
eistityittOnsand dollars in treasure. ,
WHALERS SPOKEN. •
Panama .advicas from St. Leivrrence
Bay, of July 24th. contain unfavorable
intelligence from the whaling fleet. Tne
wiildeship Corinthian, which 'left bt
Lawrence last winter, sunk, and is a total
loss. The following whalers have been
• spoken: Hy Taber, Active, Californi',
Genfue Hosviand, Hibernia, Josephine
andDbio, two whsles each; John flow
land, six; Helen Mar. Onward and Flor
• id ai one each: . Trident. four; Progress,
fire 3 Daniel Webster, an half one.
The Coming Exeundon—Dedicateen of
rate siouners' orphans' Home at
Xenia. • -
CDs 'relearn:lh to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
CINCIT , INA.TI. August 19, 1869.
The weather is cloudy. Thermometer
90 degrees at noon. - -
The Committee of merchants and man
ufaeturera met to-day and decided the
route of excursion to San Francisco. The
number of eXdurtionists is limited to
sixty . . December the first is the time for
starting. The route will be via Indian
apolis, I..afayette, Springfield, Quincy.
and St. Soseph to Omaha City.
Ten thousand persons were at Xenia
Fair Grounds this morning at-the exer
cises, preliminary to dedicating the
Eobilds for the Boldiers' • Orphans'
Home. • Sena . -ar Sherman spoke, allying;
among other things, the following : At
the close of the war there was in the
State 'Treasur y
to , ti the Soldiers '
Fond, which was raised for the sup
, port _•of soldiers' families. Nine bun
- - dred thousand dollars of the fund
was rablapproreated towards the pay
, inent:Of the debt, rather. as it
vrattlirged, than increase taxaton. ln
-may'Sgdginent it was tinconstittttionalty
app dsd, and I, as a representative of the
vermin of Ohio, demand that the next
I,eglelatnre of Ohio return the amount
thde,itppropriated with interest, and
t h a t it be applied to the benefit of
Orphisn's Homes. If the people of Ohio
- feet*? Ido , on thesubjeet, they will vote
for no man who will not pledge. 'himself
10 vote to restore this amount, 'I care
not to. which poldloal party be belongs.
O. Fairchild, of Wisconsin. General
Dagen, Goy. Hayes, and Gee. H. Pendle
ton sent letters exping their absence.
Thbrefternoon Rev. Par aini .Pagto, of Xenia,
• , formally presented•the grounds for the
• Home to the Board of Control appointed
bythe Grand Army of the Reptiblio for
the gad Home, Rev. P. P. Ingalls, Pres
- Meat of the Board,rmade a response.
The attendance at the grounds of the
Home was'not large, on account
admission fed being charged:- A concert
Sor the benefit of the Horne will be given
X 91411 io ntgbt.•
NEW YORK CITY.
tE3i Telegraott to the Pltteburgh , eszette.l
NEW YORK, August 19, 1869.
AUCTION COAL SALES.
The monthly auction tialel of coal have
been suspended, in consequence of the
difficulties in the coal region. The Penn
sylvania coal companies have compro
mised with their pen, and other com
panies are hopeful of a restoration of
order, and a fall inpricies in erfew 7 weeks.
..BIOT AT...SITING :SILL GIAOVg.
A desperate riot occurred yesterday at
Spring dill Grove. The Emmett Guards,
of Jersey City, had a picnic there, the
participants numbering over fifteen hun
dred persons. A rough insulted a lady and,
was knocked down by one e of the guards,
when a general - .fight ensued. The
roughs, who were in the majority,'made
a desperate attack on the guards.
During.the melee revolvers were drawn,.
and knives and stones freely used.
John Malone was shot and a man
named O'Brien stabbed, and se
verely wounded with stones. After a
great effort the Emmett Guards succeed
ed in setting back to their barges, and
put off. - Tnere was great 4acitement
among the women and children. and a
fearful scene prevailed for some time.
When the boats got off a large number of
the crowd on shore returned to Jersey
City, where they collected nearly six
hundred sympathizers, and waited, last
night, at the landing, the arrival of the
excursionists, and the intention of killing
whoever shot Malone was freely ex
pressed; but the police was soon on hand
and after a great exertion, and a free use
of their maces, succeeded in averting a
riot, and escorting the excursionists safe
ly-to their homes. Several arrests were
THE FREIGHT QUESTION.
P. was this morning ascertained that
although the; competing lines will not
contract to forward freight to western
points at the present low price, after
Saturday at 5 p. lc, it is still by no
means certain that the proposed increased
rates will be agreed upon before Sep
tember Ist. The prices bulletined at
to.day. are - all-rail as Mows: lat.. 2nd,
3rd and 4th classes to Chicago fifty cents
per cwt.; Ist, 2nd, 3rd and.4th clause to
St. Louis sixty cents; The prices bul
letined at the Erie and New York
Central depot are : All classes to
Chicago twenty-five cents; all classes
to St. Louis thirty-five cents. The
Erie yesterday sent out from Jen
say City fifteen trains, averaging
eighteen can to each engine, and are
now upon the route at the side switch be
tween Port Jervis and Jersey City alone.
About 200 cars filled with Eastward
bound goods which they are unable to
bring to Jersey City until the storehouses
are cleared of Western bound dry goods
and general merchandise. The tit:Warm
River Company say they are averaging
225 cars of Western goods daily, about
150 of whichNare consigned to . Chicago
and St. Louis. 'The number of car loads
ishipped yesterday was 264.
DECISION BY THE ',COMMISSIONER OF
Considerable unnecessary excitemenl
has been occasioned by the decision of
the Commissioner of Customs, that the I
fees collected by the Collector of New
York under State and munielPal laws
are unconstitutional, and cannot, 'here
after. be collected. It-seems that the
decision will not in the least change the,
piesant mode of collecting State and mu
nicipal fees, which hitherto have been
paid to United States officers, as a con
venience to owners, who prefer to pay all
fees at once. The Supreme Court alone
had power to decide what laws are un
constitutional. It =is believed. that the
Secretary of the Treasury ;will not up
hold the j Coriamisstoner's decision,
which, at most, Would 'render necessary
separate collection officers.
THE SIISQEEHASEA RAILROAD CASE..
Ramsey, one of tile three defendaiats
in the Susquehanna Railroad case,
against whom Justice Barnard issued an
attachment on Monday last, came votun- r •
tarily into Court to-day and surrendered
himself. The ,ball, which at first had
been fixed at $20,000, was reduced to
$lO,OOO and proper security was entered.
Judge Barnard stibsequently issued an
order giving both the parties until the
24th to die interrogations and answers.
_ PLATE - PRINTIRO.
The plate printers' strike appears to be
drawing to a close. Mr. McCartney, of
the Treasury Department, has arrived
here to devise means and measures to
stop the sending of badly printed cur
rency to the Treasury. . There can ne t o'
doubt the National Dank Note company
must reengage' the experienced work
men now on a stills° or lose the contract.
THE PHOTOGRAPH STORY AGAIN. 1
Yesterday a mail came on here from
the country. to Sind some firm who had
offered to -sell hini counterfeit United
States notes to the amount of $50,000
very ,cheaP. Not finding the firm in
question be visited Marshal Tooker, who
will try and bunt up the rascals.
PROPOSALS FOR PrvP-TwENTiEs.
The Assistant Treasurer only received
proposals yesterday to sell 111,136,200 of
the 5.205, all of which were accepted.
The balance of the two millionsrequired
are advertised for to-day, at the ntirahata.
bag rates of yesterday, 117 80@)100©11
for the various . Issues.
ACCIDENT TO A. vtrnwsur.n.
Gee. P..-Pntriam. publisher, narrowly
escaped death on Tuesday b rinks, the fall
a dummy used for hoistingi u
-him in a house in Eighteenth street.
Though badly bruised no bones were
A. brigade - of seven companies . 'of the
Fire Department was reviewed today
by Capt. Straw, •of the London Firs
Brigade, who expressed pleasure at the
appearance and discipline of the oxen.
LAND AND LABOR PROJECT.
Elihn Barri% In a letter to the Times,
propOses the establishment of an Inter-
national Lind and Labor Agency.
THE PRESIDENT'S JOURNEY.
Rumor says the President will visit
"Newport next Monday and Tuesday as
the guest of ex-Governor Morgan.
—A tire broke Out in Philadelphia last:
eightin J. H. & W. Creighton's dry
geods , ' store, $O. 217' Chestnut lttreet.
Considerable excitement was caused by
the scarcity of the water. .However the
fire prbve& to be , tritling. ;The valua ble
steak was much, damaged b y wter
thrown upon-it. The loss is about 150,000
princlpally from water.
• - •
PITTSBURGH, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1869.
Snit' NITIOL THE LABOR CONGRESS
FOUR O'CLOCK, a. Jll.
NEWS BY CABLE.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh G 'mate. I
VrgreNA, August f9.--rßaron Von , B nes
has replied to the recent note of Herr
Von Thiele, acting Prussian Minisiter of
Foreign Affairi. He asserts that he
tholight the verbalexplanation sufficient
inialutdersianding be .
tween the two Governmentit and desired
_to *veld: any.: **haw correspondence.
The Priam Minister insists that what he
said in the Committee was of a private
character. The transactions of the Par
mentary Committee are not Within the
control of foreign governments. He de
clines to enter into the discus
sion of what was -1-said ; -• there ,
but will sot withhold - his opin
ions on questions caused by itms
rate newspaper statements. Referring
to the interpretation by the Vienna Cab
inet of the military treaties between
Prussia and the South German Stites,
he says that in a conciliatory dispatch
seat to the Austrian Minister at Berlin,
in March, 1r67, nothing was said am to
whether the treaty of Prague prevented
the- Satitbem -, States from concluding
treaties with other States of Germany,
but it was stated that certain well
known, agreements representing, the
signature of a treaty • were con
cerned,, making it impossible to
decide whether the clanks relating to
the international independence of the
Southern States were omitted as material
of no importance, or because its impor
tance was so great that it should have
been otherwise worded. Baron; Von
Beust does not admit be should be called
to account for words which newspapers
allege were uttered by him, yet he is
willing, in order to soften and remove
any existing unpleasantness, to enter
into correspondence in regard to .the
conciliatory endeavors made on the other
side during the last year, which has pos
sibly been misconstrued. Toe circum
stance that there has been - no in
tercourse between Count Von W I luppfen,
Austrien Ambassador at Berlin, and
Count Von Bismarck for some time is
alluded to in the dispatch, and this was
owing to the alternate absence of both
from Berlin from the spring of 1889 un•
til the close of the year. The return of
Bismarck is certain, as the continued
and violent attacks in the "public ,press
on Austria, gave the Austrian Govern
ment cause to so recommend. The
Premier concludes by declaring that the
reproach that Austria intended to pro•
long her. attitude of ; reserve Cannot be
better dletmed of than LCY• referring to
the uninterrupted intercourse heavy' , en
himself and Baron Von Welcher, the
Prussian Minister at Vienna.
ViEstwa', August 19.—1 t is reported
that no Sovereign wilt be present at the
inauguration of Suez Canal.
Npmv. August 19.—The Harvard's
practiced to-day in their new boat, built
uv Jewett. She measures, forty-two het
six inches - long and nineteen - inches
across, at the widest part., The Oxonians
went over &the course to-day, taking
frOut thirty.ninelo forty-one strokes per
The dispatches from Tehran state that
the band of seetaries from COLlStanthleple‘
- have been arrested, charged with con
spiring to assassinate the Rajah of Persia.
It is said that many eminent persons are
Implicated in the conspiracy. The Per
sia troops have ell/U.ll'6d Garietrela and
defeated tile Turconiana l in . a pitched
battle. . . • •
LATEIL—The Harvard's' rowed over
the course at speed. They made a good
start but flankipg impeded their pro
gross until they reached Hammersmith
uricge, after that they had a lair wind
and smooth water and rowed well to the ,
end. .The Oxford boat, going-over the
saute (-nurse previousl , to-nay, wade
f 4:Ater time but they ha dw
fair oyi and
the tide WEIS more in their savor. Tao
to one to uttered on the Oxford with no
PARIS, August 19.—The Padre today
asserts that the parties of Carlists on
Spanish soil are increasing and that in
some cases they have met with succoa.es.
,It is claimed that they, have captured
nine officers and forty privates of the
Spanish army. The Patric hints that
within a month a great military event of
Which it gives no particulars, will hap;
pen in Spain, after which . Don Carlos
will publish a manifesto.
Gen. Banks and Senators Ramsey and
Fenton have arrived in this city.
MADatn. August 19.--Fifty•nine
lista - have been brought prisoners into
Vaientia. Several. Carnet bands have
ben dispersed by the troops within the
past two days.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
LONDON, August 10 —Evertmg.—Con•
gels for money 93; fur account 93%.
Five-Twenty Hinds; 1 02 s, 83% do 65.
old, 82%; do. '67, 81%; 10.40%74,4;62s al
Frankfort, quiet and steady at 88%
Fries r-19%;: BMW' 94q.: Bullion in
Bank of England increased £258,000.
Rate of discount reduced to 255.
PAms, August 19.=Bourse arm. Ben
tea 73t 250.. Bullion in .Bank of. France
increased 11,300,000 franca.
LivEttPoot., August 19.—Cotton mar•
ket active; midd;ing uplands 13%(3.1
Orleans 15d ; Vales 20,000 bales.
of whichS.ooo balsa were for speculation
and exptsrt. California , white , Wheat
-Its. Bd.* red western 105, • Western
Flour. 255. .6d. Corn 31a. 6d. Oats Bs. 6d.
Peas 435.' Pork 1025.6 d. Beef 90s. Lard
77e. Cheese 625. Banon 645. 6d. t
Luxuuts. 'August =l9:-t-Tallow 455,
465. Linseed oil 231 155.. Spirits tnrpan
tine 265. 6d. 265. 9d. Cotton at Havre
163. • .
Aviwgui, August 19.—Petidleitm at
13Avng. Aut.ust 19.—Cotton; . spot and
afloat easier, bat not quotalAy lower.
—on Friday last, in - Stortia township,
.liamilton • county, Olt(o, Mrs. Fitzger
ald was bUrned.so badly with a coal oil
lamp'explading while she was lig • hting it,
and setting tire to her 'clothing, that
She died in four hours afterwards.
CBy Telegraph to tee Pittsburgh Gazette.]
ParianiaLpsue, Augurt 119—The Na
tional Labor Congress commeacecl its
mission at two o'clock this afternoon. Mr.
H. J. Walls;of Pennsylvania, Chairman
of the Committee on Organization, pre
sented the following report:
Resofeed, That the President, at his
earliest convenience, appoint en execn
tive committee from each State.
Resolved, .That each Executive officer
- as soon as posaibie. after receiving his
appointment, proceed to call a State Con
vention for the purpose of forming a
State Union, and until such Union is
founded, chartere are to be issued from
the National Labor Union, and the
Presidents of the local Unions, but as
soon as the State organizations are com
.pleted, the charters shall come from the
Resolved, That the President of the Na
tional Labor Union be and is hereby au
thorized to issue charters to State organ!.
zations'wheuever application is made by
delegates, from at least five local Trades,
Labor or Co operative organizations,
which meet at the call of the Executive
.Resolved, That each State Labor Union
Is entitled to be represented in the Na.
tional Labor Union as follows: One dele
gate to each State, irrespective of the
number of members enrolled i^ local
Unions, and one delegate for each and
every 20,0000 r fractional part thereof.
Resolved: That each State Labor
Union shall make such laws and regula
tions for its guidance and support, as
may to it appear most effective, provided
that such laws do not in any way conflict
with the laws of the National Labor
Resolved, That the National Labor
Union pay the mileage of delegates by
the nearest and most direct route from
and to the organization they represeut.
Resolved, That the revenue of -the Na
tional Labor Union be derived as follows:
Each State organipttion shall, at the
specified time, report to the President of
the National Labor Union its number of
members represented in the State organ
ization, and the President shall levy a
tax equal to five cents on each member
The report was considered seriatim and
diaposed of as follows: The first It.-so
lution was passed over informally; sec
ond adopted; the third led to debate and
the Convention got4nto a Parbamontary
difficulty •in relation to it from which
they finally escaped. So much diversity
o 1 opinion was however developed in the
convention that Charles McLean, of
Massachusetts, moved the whole report
he re-committed to -the Committee, and
Meesre- Win n of California, Jessup of
New York and Cumining of Massacbu.
setts be added thereto, which wus agreed
The motion that °engross adjourn on
Saturday at three o'clock, and tuat there
be but one session. lasting trona niue to
three o'clock. was adopted.
A long preamble, with resolutions at.
Cached, in reference to the proposed ef.
for , to establish the postal telegraph
system. was read by Mr. Dunn, and was,
on motion, reterred to the Committee on
Brilliant Success of the Cuban Arum—
Capture of Spanish Priumers—Tne
tipauiards Take and Execute a Whole
Provision Train or Cubans—the Troops
of Queseda Call for Retaliation Which
is not Yielded to—News by flay in
Wasnisdros, August 19.. art er n
telligence from Cuba was received here
this morning. The dates are no later
than the 9th but contain news. The force
sent out by - Queseda attacked the Span.
lards moving from Remidos to Jain.
L3SC3 at Neuvitas. It was the entire farce
occupying that place. After an •enstage
mend of an hour, the Spaniards fail back
and attempted to secure their retreat .to
Net:mites. Col. Nevaro, commanding
the Cubans, bad made preparations for
thia, and the troops finding their retreat
cut' off, ,again fanned and after a short
engauemeut were defeated and the force
captured.. The Cuban loss is reported at
ten kilted and tbtrty-two wounded. The
whole loss of Spaniards weir twenty seven
killed and lifiy.two, wounded and one
ti mad ed -and eighty-two prisoners.
This is regarded as an important
triumph. Gen. Jordan sent , out a force
to, reconnoitre near Trtnidad. At at.
tempt was made to capture them, when
a tight 'ensued, which resulted in the de.
feat of the Spanish forces and the capture
of fiftyaix prisoners. Attila commenue
went of the tight over one hundred and
dity Spaqtarcia deserted and joined the
Cubans and took part in the fight. A
small party conveying a train of provis
ions near Sagua La Grande, met a an
eerier force of Spaniards and were de
fe ited and their train captured. Anoth
er small party was captured near Puerto
Principe, numbering eighty men, all of
whom. it is said, were executed in the
plaza of that city immediately on their
arrival. The fate of these men creates
intense excitement among the Culaims,
who demand immediate retribution.
Gen. Quesada, these letters state, hoping
for interference on the part of civilised
governments, has not yielded to the de.
mends of his troops. ' •
HAVANA. Aug. 19:--Reconnoitering
parties, recently sent out, have attacked
and deatroyed several insurgent encamp
ments within the jurisdiction of Came
Villas. Captain General derltodas' has
issued orders for the comttiptloa.of the
Havana aqueduct. The diregtpra of the
Havaaa Railroad have been iiithovisd for
maiappropriation - of the funds of the
Company, and are held responeible by
the Tribunal. The books of the Com
pany have been delivered to the Captain
General's Secretary for examination, and
an election for new directors has been
—At Salem, Oa., yesterday, the
American Sciatica Association resumed
its session. Profs. Casswell, of Brown
University, and Kerr, of North Carolina,
were chosen to till the , vacancies in the
Standing Committee, and Prob. Agent:,
and Henry . ea chairmen of sections A and
B. Invitations wore accepted tovlsit the
Massachusetts -Institute of Technology,
and to participate in the eteamooatex•
cursion in the harbor. A number of pa
pent were presented and read upon act
entitle subjects. The attendance is vety
The National. Teachers' Conyentlon--The
Exercises a Markted Success.
LB, Telegrapb to the Pittsburgh Gazette-)
TRENTON, N. J., August Ed
ucational Convention has' reached Im
mense prOportions. There are over
one thousand delegates in attend
dance besides., .citizens- Several dis
trict meettnp.. :were held this
morning, National Superintend
ents' Association, American Normal
School'Association, and National Teach
. Association.< The ladles were ad
dressed by Miss O. E. Beecher, on."Pracr•
deal Female Education." TI; first and
last meetings adopted a joint resolution
favoring a National,Educational wait
onappointed a joint Committee to wait
on Congress and advocate the continu
ance and . extensfon of said Bnreatt.' The
last named meeting . listened to a-• lecture
by Mrs. Randall,-orffe* York, on "Fa-
Monet Reedit:lGO -John S. Pilbrook, of
Boston, lectured on "The School and the
Workshop," and Prof. JO- McClintock,
of Philadelphia, on, "Physiology in
School Education.” - At Tay,lor Hall this
evening 'Mr. Elute, of OWN_ and State
Superintendent' Apgar, of Now York,
spoke. General Howard . lectures this
evening : on 4 •Education in the S with with
reference to the ~ c olored. population."
Tho Convention is a marked success and
will necessarily give new impetus to-the
cause of education. H •
The National Board of Trade.
CBI Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gasitte.j
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VA.
August 18.—The Comniittee of the Na.
tional Board of Trade, on the subject of
the central line of navigation from the
west to Hampton Roads, has been in la
borious session here for four days, and
will probably conclude their inquiries to
morrow. They have given a searching
investigation to every branch of their
subject. The report will show a railroad
and navigation systems of valley to the
aggregate of thirty-four thousand miles.
These systems are stimulating pro.
ductinns is a , powerful degree. Tne
railroads crossing to , the East are
over. tasked; the Northern water
water route la closed by ice five months
in the year: the southern water route is
taxed with heavy insurance - on tbe Gulf,
and high pilotage on the lower Mississip
pi; both water routes lead around the
nation and would be blockaded in war.
A. direct central water. line from the
mouth of the Ohio to tbstdentral part of
Norfolk would afford a cheaper transpor
tation to the market for western produce,
and bring cheap food to the eastern man
ufacturers, in the time of war as well as
in peace. The water carriage would
bring wheat from as far, as Fort Benton
by its cheap coat." • stho _risPort givisBs3-
history of the Virgirdivcanat, and eati•
mates of coat of completing it with a ca
pacity for boats of two hundred and
eighty tons. It rezommeiida this enter
prise as a favorable object of aid from the
THE ever-living philosopher, "J. N.,"
writes us from Cincinnati that he.will as
some the pressurCand lit the veil at La
trobe this evening and at lisrrisburg to
morrow night. The world will yet bow
in suppliance to the grand' 'intellect of
this great man,.who for years bas borne
with humility the pressure of- jealousy,
ignorance, pride and superstition in the
hallowed cause of immortal truth. The
day for the lifting of the veil is nigh at
hand ! Let those laugh , who may. "J.
I N." will yet see them tremble in the re
vealed radiance of his mission.
Tux first examination of wom4:4,?nder
the new regulation admitting meta to
Catrdmidge Untveraity has resulted in a
triumph for ,the sex. Thirty-six candi
dates presented themielves and twenty
five were accepted, and several of these
received special marks of distinction in .
various branches, such as arithmetic, re
ligions knowledge, and , language& The
Cambridge where this happened was the
on 3 in England. •
Tan officers of the Cleveland, Colum:
bus, Cincinnati, and Indiana Central Rail
road have ordered its condttetors of the
road to wear a blue, and the brakemen a
gray uniform. _To make the change easy
toe company will pay for the first uniforms
worn. laitherto, we believe, the Grand
Trunk Railway of Canada' has been the
only road on the North American Conti
nent having uniformel cosuluctors.
—Joshua B. Morris, of the boot and
shoe house, of J. T. Utterbeck & Co., at
tempted to &mimic suicide Thursday,
at SI: Lout:, • by taking laudnum, but a
'timely emetic 'and. whin . •: restoratives
frustrated hisdesire. The , young man
was ieceut7 waisted; and;no cause is
known wby he should desire to destioy
—lt is stated that the referee in the late
prlie tight has reviewd nie action and
will' give ri final decision to-morrow. •
—The yai3ht Meteor has not yet Bailed
for gurope, tut is anchored in New York
baY4 , •
'Additional. blarkett,by , Telegraph.
Nnw, LOaLnins, 'August 19.—Cotton:
sates , 7i, bales, quotation nominal. Re
Mots 90 bales., Flour arm; superfine
115.65; ,double extra $6,50. treble extra
$6,65. Oats 61682 c. Bran 11,00. Hay
s2s, ' Pork dial and held at $35,60; bacon;
supply light, shoulders 17c, rib sides
lilgo, clear rib 20c, hams 23®25%. Lard
firm with supply light: tierce 20%, k eg
TAOS. Sugar, d mol W asses and. coffee , dull
lin n ' unchage. hisklls®l,2o.
Gold 182%:. Sterling exc h an g e d
Y, sight exchange ;lic premium.
OfticAoo, Aug. 19.—At open board in
the allternoon_ahe grain . markets were
generally quiet; No. _•2 spring wheat sold
at PAO' 4439, seller September. Corn
.dol. *So. seller .Angust,' and 91 8 0
seller ptember. Oats' sold at 440, seller
Septebober, and 47c) seller August. Noth
ing done in the evening and the prices
are nominally unchanged.
Nsauvints,•Anignst 19.—The west .-.'
continues dry and hot. Them ercury ar
.noon to day was ,up to 96, and at twelve
o'clock last night, 92. Wheat: Tedsl,lo,
amber $1,16@1 4 20; 'white $1,25©1,30.
Oita 60c. Corn 02310; Bye 900. Barley
*41%. BadOn: aides 19c, shoulders 46c,
hams, llixer. ) Lard 21Xe. Fleur: $8,60
Letter (rota Bitty Maginn-A Lost Art-L-, .
gliA few Pleasant ittfltmlons on the,
Pleasure of Ming Hanged Artibtleal.
ly-Proposed Sim 'levant, Qualifications
-8035 and Girls !should See Exeeu.
thus as Object Lessons on Gravitation.
ST; burs, August' fff, 1869.
If ever Wendell Phillips can forego his •
disrespectful'commentiron the coarse of
the President, and his incendiary appeals . -
to the untutored mind of the pcior radian,
long enough to give some attention to an- *
other subject of pressing importairie; I
hope he may be iodated to revise hielec
tares ou the "Lost . Arte," and adaptit te
the year of grace. 1801 it In spite or our
Continual boasts of progress, and aulual• ,
, advance in many of the arts of life r it• i
must.be confessed that in somethings we
progresebackwards. Our cup is toeftfil
. or our hearts too unsteady;: we spill%ver
l. and lose what sometimes we can ill-afford
to lose. Some of the arts which. our ,an
cesters, as lately as half a quarter of.a.
century ago, were skilled in,. we have . .
lost, and unfortunately with no substitute
for those of which humanity can avail
The most obvious example that will oc
cur to every mind, is the noble art of hang
ing, not the ornamental part of %such as
hanging pictures and curtains; and what
for some forgotten reason we call' paper
hanging, but the useful, time honored
branch of hanging our fellow men.
Now if we were prepared to assert, and
stick to it, that it is not a good thing for -
a man, to convert him into an inanimate
pendulum, we could dispense with-this
art, and call our forefathers fools in spite
of their proficiency in it. But ailong as
we refuse to accept the dogma, thattbe
worst use you can make of a man.is to
bang him," as long as we think we see
both beauty and utility in the penduliim
posture for some men, the laugh seem
to be decidedly with our 'respected pro--
- There is a maxim which used to be in
the spelling books, that "what is worth•
doingat all is worth doing well." Some
body ought to present copies to the
Sheriff:of - St. Louis and of Monroe
county, Pennsylvania, and commend it
to %hist• favorable consideration. Since -
we liaVe vongluded that banging is 's
good thing, let us do it in a genteel and
scientific manner. I remember going
a United States arsenal once in
company with an . Irish officer. Some ,
very elegant sword bayonets of it-reesehr
pattern ga y r trtd.u4Arissitimpiiii:_ , ..:
Atinalasintiff; -"What a
1 . to be - killed with an instru
ment like this!" Now humanity -and
courtesy and modern civilization all de
mand that the process Of hanging should
be conducted in such a way ad-to -be' a
luxury to the subject, and a pleasure to
all who participate in - the festivities. Just
"put yourself in his place" once,- as ,
Charles Reade remarks. -If you were
going to be hanged, my gentle 'snider, '
would-you wish to be under the hands of
a bungler like the functionaries I have
mentioned, or of a gentleman of skill
and experience who would work you off
in a way that would be gratifying to
yourself and pleasing to the spectators?
Astor me, if I can't be hanged pleasant
ly, I prefer not to be hanged at all.
Now, what I propose is (and our dis- •
tinguished Senator, who is deep in the
1 reformation of our civil service. shall
, have the benefit of my suggestion when
he comes back from California) that
every candidate for the office of Sheriff
shall be required to pass a rigid examina
tion as to his qualifications, especially for
the most Important part of his deities.
This must include. .
1. Mechanics embracing construction
of scaffAd. strength of materials, strength
and stretch of different kinds ot rope, de.
2. Anatomy and Physiology. ' -
3. Logic, which will enable him to
save his credit in a. dispute with the sub
ject about his rations, washing, Lte. ,
Perhaps other branches of , knewledge
might he suggested, but theSe are indis
pensable, and no one should lite permitted
to qualify for the office of Sheriff Without .
proficiency in them. \
Whether executions should be in public .
I am not tulip decided, but or one thing
I am sure, t.he.children in public schools
ought to attend them.,, In the first place,
every boy among them, and 'girl too; is
a possible sheriff in the not distant ftiture.
And where, I ask, can so p cfical an
object lesson be famished t em - sts this? •
The exhibition should be acc pardedby '
an explanatory lecture on ti e 'subjects
above named, including the doctrine of
gravitation. For an occasional exercise,
in absence of a living subject, the youth
ful mind might be taught to expand it
self by the amusing process of hanging
dummies, which, of course, is altogether
an inferior branch of the art:
There are obvious reasons why these
exhibitions would be of value to students
of philosophy land theology. To cute
ohise the ' leading performer publicly a
few minutes before the [ drop falls would ,
be a pleasing spiritual , exercise; for the
inistructor, and would be of great bene
fit Vs incipient clergymen. • ' • -
The nineteenth century ought to blush
- at such retrogression. Instead of being
behind our forefathers, we ought to excel
them in this as in all other arts.- Let the
improvements - in modern science, the aP•
idiances of modern refinement be direct
ed this way . for ' a while, and who can
tell of the unnatural odium which
through the misrepresentations of unas
culated philanthrophy has attached to
this art, will not disappear, with a gene
ration or two people will ratherprefer the
perpendicular mode of exit to the present_
popular horizontal one? What, a tri
umph for science! * What*school for
the philosopher! What a glory for pos
terity! ' - niTTY-iitalutft•
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"13"TIMititiv , " in the true sense, are
of the iraighty' making, and His alone.
The pure are very scarce. The run of
gentlemen of all ranks are merely plated
or. washed: Give them Is •rub, putthem
into a novel , position-into . a passion, or
any other trythg circumstsuce-and thek
copper beneath quickly shows.itaelf.