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'My Telegraph to the Pittsburgh gazette.]
:LONDON, September I.—Mr. Whelply,
said to bean American, was up at the •
Mansion House today on a charge of
forging bills of lading on timber from
The News to-day says: "When Charles
Dickens left this country on his last visit
to America, we expressed the hope that
he service in the cause of peace
and good will. 'Mr. Dickens has not re
signed " this peaceful mission. Noth !
log could be in better taste and
feeling than his hearty speech at
the banquet on Monday evening.
His wide and intimate knowledge
of his countrymen enables him to
express the admiration and esteem which
the narVirra man have earned for them
@elves in Eugland. We hope there will
be a return match in America, and feel
confident Oxford will meet as brotherly
welcome there as Mirvtird has here.
reloice that our kinsmen - 2ra eatis-'
fled with the arrangements made for the
race. We trust that far all time there
may be no other or less generous rivalry
betwoen the pride and flowers of Old and
New. England. Trans-Atlantic Cam
bridge has upheld the honor of her an
. central name in patriotism statesmanship
and intellect,and last by dignity in defeat.
To the errors of iMpetnosity and im
patience rowing authorities attribute the
defeat. -These are the excess of the qual
ities of an - old stock, the temperament
of a people's youth. What may not the
alliance of two snob rivals do for the
better - future of the world!" --
The Standard protests against the an
nual recurrence of the international
race, and thinks it is hardly right to ex-
act such physical and pecuniary sacrifice
eiVary year by severe training. The Har
yards won the position to entitle them
tb come as challengers.- A second trial
Would involve a strain of physique and
interruption of studies which it is not
fair to exact for the gratification of the
-- rivalries of the sporting world. The
'Standard trusts the renewal of the con
test will be firmly resisted for some years.
The victim of the last agrarian out
rage was named Hunter, not Mayo. He
was a Scotchman,
who had, settled as a
farmer at Newpor t, in the county Mayo,
Where he was killed. Th@ assassin is
notyet arreted.
The Times, commenting on the crime,
regards it as - a national misfortune. "'lt
shows that savage lawlessness is extend
lag beyond the narrow_limits to which it
'bas hitherto been confined. The county
Mayo is now stained with atrocities
Which have disgracea,,,Tipperary and
Westmeath. .• - •
EDINDURGX S e p tember I.— M iss
man is quite ill at this city.
PAnas, September I.—The discatisipn
of the Senalus Cones 4up; commenced in
the Senate to day.
The Emperor to-day presided at the .
Council of Ministers.
Marshal McMahon has arrived in
. In the Senate to day Prince Napoleon
made a speech on the &magus Consultum.
He protested his devotion to the Ewe
:or and Prince Imperial and gave in his
.complete adherence to the proposed re
forms, which he , hoped were but the be
-ginning of fresh reforms. He denounc
ed as irreconcilable all those who op
. • posed the loyal application of these re-
Tue Constieufionel announces the Em-
peror has recovered from his illness and
• lvtitprobably go to Chalons.
• Ratifications of a Convention for lay
big a telegraph cable between England
and South America have been exchang
' CoßscrArriNrollm, September
messenger has left this city with the Sal
-1 tan's reply to the letter of the Viceroy of
,Egypt.- It is reported that the Sultan
-expresses satisfaction With the Pacha l a
assurances of loyalty, but commands
him to sell or transfer to the Turkish
government the iron clads and breech
' loaders ordered In Europe, keep his
forces within prescribed !limits, abate
taxation, publish his annual budget and
4 abstain from negotiations with -for
! sign gOvernments. .
; TRIESTE, September I.—A. serious re
! Wilt has broken out at Tyranne, Euro.
• peon Turkey. Several arrests were made
! and the Government buildings closely
.! guarded. The authorities were coin
! pelted by the menaces of the people to
! release the prisoners. Subsequently a
I- Conflict took placs between the guards
and people, in which several persons
Were killed and wounded. Turkish
1- troops are on the way to restore order.
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,• YAMS, September I.—The COntailt
;sonel says Serrano is daily becoming a
snore prominent candidate for the throne
of Spain.
Two Carlist chieftains have surrender
d' on the promise that their lives be
• ;eared.
~ , Government organs say the re•inforce
menus about toast' will be sufficient to
.• •extinguish the insurrection in Cuba..
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VIENNA, September L—The Austrian
Cabinet have advised the Viceroy or
Egypt to hasten his journey to Constar
i ttnople.
Bnutax, September I.—Blazler's bust
of Humboldt has been succensfully cast,
.and will be shipped to New York. •
•Vaino, September I..—The Suez canal
ilicompleted. The opening is expected
:012, the 17th of December.
• 41.ioNDoN,fislitember I.—Bresing.—Con
, ails for money, 93V,. American secttrk•
; -ties : Fiveßsventy Bonds at. .London.
'62s, Si; 1 63 a, -old, &3%; 83;• 111404.
.713%. Sixty:Twos at Frankfort, 88" ,@88 %:
Ems. 24X.; Illinois, 9;y 4 ; French ftentet
lit 950. •
National Convention at Chicago—The
Question of Forming a Temperance
Party fur Political Purposee.
By Telegraph to the PP tehurgh Gaunt.)
CHICAGO, September I.The National'
Temperance Convention, called for the
object of forming a Temperance Party_
for political purposes, assembled at Far
well Hall, in this city, at eleven o'clock
to-day. At the opening of the proieed.
ings about three hundred persons were
present in the hall, probably two hund
red of whom were delegates.
D. T. Pershing, of Indiana, called the
meeting to order, and John Russell, of
Michigan, was made temporary Chair
man. He thanked the Convention for
the brief honor.
J. A. Spencer, of Ohio, and J. G. Bray
man, of Illinois, were chosen temporary
Secretaries. '
Mr. Goodall, of Connecticut, offered a
resolution that all delegates be consid
ered as members of the Convention who
practice and advocate total tib.stinenee
from. Intoxicating drinks, and who are
in - favor of the legal prohibitiOn of "the
manufacture, importation or sale of the
same. •
Gerritt Smith, of New York. opposed
the idea that any one who should not fa
'vor the organization of a third distinct
'political party be allowed to become a)
(member of the Convention. •
- Chaplain Lioserer, of Indiana, was in
favor of a third political party. If there
was to be a third_narty, then he .and his
pirty were with chem; if not, they might
be counted out.
Dr. Jewett, of Tennessee, was opposed
to that part. of the call which advised the
dissolution of old political parties. He
could not agree to it. •
Mr. Ransom, of New Jersey, also op.
posed theidea. If a new party was the
idea, it would rule out two-thirds of all
present. They wanted the sentiment of
the temperance men of the country. If
they desired, a third party, it was all
right. Ther was great diversion of
opinion on this point.
The meeting then adjourned to attend
the notm•prayer meeting, and reassem
bled at three P. M. The discussion in
progress at the adjournment was re
Mr. Ransom, of N. J., contended that
no temperance men , should he excluded
from the Convention. Whether he
should gq the extreme length of form.
ing a new party would have to be deci
ded hereafter,
Mr. Cushing, of Mass., differed from
Mr. Ransom, and believed that the call
was •an invitation for a convention of
men in favor of forming a distinct politi
cal party. •
Mr. Goodall found the call ambiguous,
part of it inviting all temperance men
to attend, and another inviting only
those who were in favor—of forming a
distinct party founded on temperance
principles. He was here for the purpose
or grganizing•stich a party. -.
Gerritt Smith said he !minted - Arra et:in
vention to feel itself shut up to the terms
'of the call." He denied that the terms of
the call were ambiguous; they meant
distinct political action, the organization
of an independent political party.
Judge Black denied that the terms of
the call Were =notclear - and explicit.
They ..tneant the formation of a new
Mr: Goodall's resolution was laid- on
the table.
- The Committee on Permanent Organi
zation reported the following list of offi
cers: PreAdent—Hon. James Black,
Pennsylvania. Vice Presidents—Dr. B.
F. Ives, Illinois: John Evans, Michigan;
Hon. Rodney French, Massachusetts; S.
T. Montgomery,. Indiana; Thomas Ed
mondson, Ohio; Rev. C. D. Dilisbury.
- Wisconsin; 0. K. Harris, District Colum
bia; John T. Ustick, Missouri; M. B.
Bartlett, Minneacna ; Hon... R. M.
Forrest, Pa.; Rev. A. M. Palmer, N. Y.;
Wm. M. Ireland, John N. Stearns, N. Y.;
Rev. W. H. Green, Iowa: Rev. Wm.
Goodall, Ccinn.; Rev. J. K: Chase, Vt.;
Dr. Charles Jewett, Tenn.; E. Z. C. Jud
son (Ned. Buntline), Californii.• Secre
tary—J. A. Spencer, - Ohio: Assistant
Secretaries—John W. Stearns, 'N. Y.;
J. 0. Brayman, Illinois: Gee. H. Hicks,
Pa. Treasurer--Hon. Gerritt Smith, Or
New York.
Prof. Clark, of Syracuse, sang a song.
Committees of one from each State
represented on platform and resolutions
and on business vale apthinted, and
after considerable btrafheas hating refer
ence to details; tho'Convention adjourned
Until 7:30 P. 11.
Vie evening gession was devoted to
sposeeh-making By a number of c \ dole.
gate& -
Base Ball—ttre McPherson Monument—
Tobacco .Manufacturer Arrested,
By Telegraph to the rittabur,th Gazette.)
CINCINNATI, September I.—Week
after next the Cincinnati-Base Ball Club
will go to an Francisco, California, to
Gene. Hazen, Leggett, Hickenlooper,
Wickland and Louis McLane, Esql. of
Baltimore, the committee appoint - ii to
select a design for the McPherson in nu
meat, will meet in this city, Sept? ber
24th, and make a Selection from nu er
ous plans in the possession of Gen. ick
enlooper. The design most likely t be
chosen is an equestrian statue in bro za,
offered by a competent bidder at the
cost of material.
Weather still_ cold and cloudy, the
thermometer ranging from 64 to 6&.
i ,
John I Robbins, tobacco manufactur r,
was arrested to-day for having rem° d
$7,000 worth of unstamped snuff, cig a
and tobacco frOm his factory and seer t
ing the same in sundry buildings , rented
to him for the purpose.
Ovation To Prince Arthur at Hat ifrx
—An Imposing Display. -
tar Whoa% to the Pittsburgh Gatette.ll_
B.ALIFAx, August 31.—Prince Arthur
left Charlottetown, in the gunboat Dart,
at five o'clock this morning, and a rived •
at Plcton by special train at two o' lock.
Great e t hthuslasm Was manifested iy the
inhabitants along — the line. At New
Glasgow the Prince was presented with
an address of welcome, and,alao at uro,
at which place,b4 took a short drive
around towli. Her arrived at Mt rat
sla o'clock this eqening, and was 1.0.
calved by the authorities, who presen t e 7
ted him with an tiddros3 of . welcome
In thpeventurtn Immense ball s was t i \ t ; e*
derea by the gairltar In honor o the
Prince. The ball room was solend dly
decorated. and four hundred couples
tookpart in the dame. The whole affair
inureleipint.' ' '
[By Te'egraph to the Pittsburgh Oazette.l
WAssucerrox, September 1, 1869.
Debt lwarlng Interest In cola $2,107.036,300 00
Debt bearing interest in lawful
money 64,780 000 00
Debt bearing no interert 410,474,214 S 7
Debt oa wined interest has ceased
since maturity
Total debt, prmelpal outstanding 112,587,839,080 01
geerned toterest to d.te and Cou
pons due not peestated for pay
Total debt, prlncipal and inter
est 17.03.853 870 31
Amount (n Trcaauv.
$ 101.214.088 71
11,144,487 10
Sinking Fund
In U. B.o o lg, Interest twnda and
Wenn collected and awned
thereon.— li 01 , ,830 SO
Other U. S. coin, U. 13. interest
bonds purcnared and accrued
fah -Teat thereon -
. . 23,311,036 00
. .
Amount of pu,lic debt. less cash
In strain: Lund and 'purchased
bonds In Treasury $2,475,962,101 50
Amount of public debt, less caata
and sinking fund and purchased
bou is is Treasury on Ist nir....42,481,366,738 29
I) crease in Debt.
Decre►Ee of the public deb; dur
ing the peat month
Decrease aline March atb,
The warrants pild by the Treasury
Department during August to'meet, the
expenses of the Government were: Civil,
miscellaneous and foreign interoonrSe,
0,650,421.43; war. 53,534,167.09; navy, $l,-
929,441.65; Indians and pensions, :11,474,-
217.79 7 T0ta1, P 0,788,652.14. The above
does not include payments on account
public debt.
The President has appointed Thos. R.
Mosley Commissioner to - examine the
Central Paclflo railroad in California.
The President after leaving Washing
ton to-night will be absent two weeks.
Senor Roberto, accompanied by Secre
tary Fish. called on the 'President this
morning to deliver a sealed letter from
the Spanish Regent.
Senor Roberto presented to the Presi
dent to-day his credentials as Minister
from the Spanish Regency. No formal
speeches were made, as this was but a
continuation of authority The Presi
dent, Secretary Fish and Senor Roberto
had a brief conversation, which partook
more of a social than of a diplomatic
character, and in which friendly senti
ments wore interchanged.
The President has recognized W. F.
Ram busch as Vice Consul of Sweden and
Norway at St. Paul.
The President to-day appointed John
H. Stewart. of Pa.. United States Consul
at Turks Island, and Isaac Jenkenson, of
Ind., Consul at Glasgow, Vice Jas. gag
gert -
Governor elect of Virginia,G. C. 'Wel-
Jter, bid auinterylew id-flseallSent.
this aft - deal:gm". '
Gen. F. D. Sewell, late Inspector. Gen-,
eral of Freedmen- Demean, -has' been
appointed by '• Commissioner Delano
to superintend the 'resurvey of all dis
tilleries of the country. The work is to
no immediately organized with a view to
rapidity of action. The eountry will
probably be divided into districts, id
each of which the siirvev will be car
ried forward a: once by persons selected
for the purpose.
Senor Domingo Raiz, one of the Cuban
representatives, had a private interview
with the President of an hour's duration
to-day, the result of which has not trans.
plred. c'
The base ball match this afternoon be
tween the Unions, of Linsingbutg. and
Nationals, of this city, resulted, Unions
37, National 24.
D.' M. Biuziza, attorney for certain
partici in Texas, now under trial before
the Military Commission. visited the
President and acting Attorney General
Field, and received verbal assurances
that the arrangements in- regard to the
habeas col pus in the Verger 0390 would
be adhered to in similar cases. The
whin;;; 11,1iveveir, was referred by
the PresidAnt and acting Attorney Gen
f era iota Mr. Hoar.
The President left to-night for Sara
Serious Railroad Accident In Ilitdrie,
City Telegraph to thlB Pittsburgh tilatatiO
BANOCat, Mek. September I.—A terri
ble accident occurred to day on the
Bangor and Pascataquis Railroad A
construction train was backing over
Black Island bridge, four miles
above_ Old town, when the whole
train, consisting of two cars, en
gine and tender, broke through, plung
ing all on board into the river be
low. Conductor Woodward' as instant
ly killed, engineer Lander badly scalded,
several others badly wounded, and two
men missing. The accident was caused
by a defective timber. The engineer
and one other will probably die. Seven
or eight others were more or less injured.
An inquest will be held tomorrow.
14herlff Committed for Contempt.
[By TelexneOb to the Pittsburidiliazetted ,
MEMPIIII3, Septeinbasheriff A. P.
Curry was sent rtrjail for contempt of
Court in refusing to obey a writ of habeas
corpus from Judge Foult, of the Munici
pal Court, in the case of Thomas Dick,
ens, indicted for the murder of W. 11.
fillton. The Sheriff claims the Gond
has no jurisdiction in the premises, and
has procured a writ of habeas corpus be
fore Judge Lee, Of, the Law Court. The
case will come up for decision tomorrow.
. Latest From Cuba. ",\'
[Pi Telegraph to the Plttaburgh Gazette.:l
HAVANA, September. I.—General La.;
torre has resigned 1a the eastern depart
Count Valmaseda has been appointed
Commander in Chief. headquarters in
the held.
General Lagoa has returned here froin
San Diego in imprt.ved health.
Sugar is firmer anti advanced prices
are asked. _
Outlawry an Taxa'.
(Ey Telejtc3l l ll to the Zlitaborxt} ClaseEe.l
SHREVEPORT, Li., - Septembcir.-1.--Ini•
teHltrettee ham• reached - tere•ofqt•desper:
ate dibt between a Kqttatt - or.Unittml
States troops, and ' bided ,o!: outlaWm;
headed - by onejmitit•Aialtite• near Sid.
Patrlelo:-.Texas,. Tbaatoldleris attempted
to arrest:the dedperidOtpti•who restated,
and a bloody encounter ensued, In which
four of the outlaws and one soldier were
hilted and several on both sides wounded.
LEY Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
NEW YORK, September 1,1869.
Longfellow, the poet, and family ar
rived yesterday in the China.
The tenth Spanish gunboat was finished
A rumor of a new Cuban expedition is
founded on the fact that thirty men have
gone to Halifax to join the expedition
fitting opt there. There is no law under
which they could be stopped.
In the case of Henry. Layton, charged
with dealing in counterfeit money, Com
missioner Osborne decided to-day the
mon-production of the money by- defend
ant, he having power to produce it, was
a concealment, showing prima facie evi
dence of guilt, and was sufficient tclwar
rant his being held for trial.
Eighty thousand tons of coalwere sold
at auction today at the annexed prices:
Lump 14,12156,7 e; Steamer 58, 0 7@6,5234:
grate 166,5003,70; egg 16.80@7.00; stove
417,15@7,75; chestnut V.0,35®8,60. Most
of the lump sold at 16,15, while only 200
tons of stave brought $7,75, and moat of
the lot -of 25,000 tons of stove went at
I $7,4234®7,473.
A few fiskes of snow fell to day.
The return Cricket match between the
'St. George and New York clubs com
menced today. New York, first innings,
91; St. George, first innings,
,75; New
York, second tunings, 50 runs, with loss
of two wickets. The play was sharp on
both @idea. It will be continued tomor
440,418 84
89.814,790 SO
#5 604M4 79
1149 500,755 51
The steamer Alaska, from Aspinwall,
arrived late to-night.
An extensive conflagration occurred
to-night, involving a lots of about 830,000.
The fire originated in the lumber yard
of Russell Johnson" corner of Broom
and Thompson street, and swept through
the, block to Grand street, damaging a
number of stores and dwelling houses.
Johnson's loss is $18,000; fully insured.
The base ball match played this after-
noon between the champion Eckfords, of
Brooklyn; and the Aintuals. of New
York, terminated in favor of the Alutuals
—2B to 25. .
—Ground was broken yesterday morn
ing on the Portland & Ogdensburg Rail
• —The total receipts at the St. Louis
Custom House for August amount
5131,689. •
—The safe of the Quartermaster at
Rays City, Kansas, was .robbed on Mon
day of $1,500.
—At Cleveland, yesterday, the Forest
City base ball club beat the Alert, of
Rochester, 34 to 29.
—Some of the fractional currency re
cently issued is said to be so badly
printed as to be unfit for use.
—Gov. Lucius Falrchihtivas yesterday
so-nominated (ore:siren:tor by the Aspub. ,
licati_ConventiOn;lit Ailtdison.-Wlit. - •
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'--'7Ciffdlig The paintings destroiqd by
tho fire a 4 Philadelphia, Tuesda* night,
was Biertitadt's celebrated Yosemite
valley. t
—Farmers report a slight frost and
thin ice on standing water throughout
to:notion county, New York, yesterday
—The loss by the recent fire in Chest
nut street, Plsiladelphia, is estimated at
580,000 to ;100.000, mostly on paintings;
insurance 00.000.
—Early yesterday morning an unsuc
cessful atempt was made to blow open
the safe in the vault of the Savings Bank
in N. H.
—An extensive vein of bituminous
coal has been discovered at Cowelsville,
Wyoming county, abotit twenty-five
miles from Buffalo, N. Y.
—Dexter trotted a mile in 2:21y 4 . to a
road wagon, at Prospect Park, N. Y., on
Tuesday. He was driven by Ali, Benner,
his owner, on the occasion; -
-A private letter_ tram Jeff Davis
states that the accounts of his ill health
I are exaggerated."' He probably will tie.
side in the T.Toited Kingdom the rest ; of
hie life.
- —The proprietor of the Savannah
,(oa.) 3forrang News assaulted the dep
uty postmaster for an alleged affront, in
refusing to deliver the mails to that
Journal. - •
—Gerhardt Mem a Garman °
to whiskey, laud disappointed in love,
*as found hanging to a tree near the
Elt Louis (Mo.) county' farm yesterday
—Boynton, the pearl diver,Was only
held as a Witless in the invetigation'of
the origin of the tire at Cape May, and
was discharged, there being no evi
dence to criminate him.-
—John Fields, wholed been on trial
for five days at Williamsport, Pa., and
who has tgfice attempted suicide, and
once broke away front the sheriff, was
yesterday fogad guilty of murder in the
first degree. '
—A diepat • from Mount Washington,
Tuesday eve int, reports a heavy storm
there. Ice f med on the telegraph wires
two inches i thickness, breaking them
down in places: The thermometer fell
to twenty•eight degrees. _
`Who N. 0. ricayaine published yester
day fortyillve names which Geo. Gridley,
swears are those of Democrats employed .
by Casey in the Custom House. Ex-
Treasury Ageto Schenck has gone to
Washington with the_documents. _
—There is trouble in the First National
Bank of Albany, N. Y, with the cashier,
Adam Van Allen, a gentleman who . has
borne the highest reputation. He says
he intends to remain and face all charges
which may be brought against him.
—Sixteen delegates from the New Eng
land States left Boston yesterday, morn•
Ing for San Francisco, as representatives
In the Annual Communication 'of the
United States Lodge of Odd Fellows, to
be held in that city the last of the pres.
ent month.
—The Directors of the First• National
Bank. at Albany; publish a statement.
that the resignation -of . the . late cashier
- did, not arise frem.any defalcation in his
accounts or any deficiency, in, the assets
of the , bank, bUt for caules which have no
connection with the assets or stability of
i—K-Watihipateu dispatch state s , that'retationAnreerd - to the action 'Pf
,Spainun the propoSiqpn to sell Cuba haR
yet received at the State Depart
ment. Tilifittreethol l i 'to which Cuba
•ectitteMirhitatpily•-thiVprice of the publio
buildhigajwitieiltibind and her share o
the pablici debt, the ihdependenoe of the
lehuld to be oeneectelieret.
lloosac Tunnel-111story and Progren
of the work.
A correspondent of the Titusville Her.
aid furnishes the following interesting
sketch of a visit to the Hoosac tunnel.
He says: Don an old oil suit—cover your
intellectual brow with a rubber cap—
pendant from which an ample cape de
scends gracefully over your symmetrical
shonlders—insert a blazing miner's lamp
into thelrontispiece of the - cap aforesaid,
jump on the platform of a machine sim
ilar in some respects to the elevator of a
first-class hotel—give the signal, and
down you drop into a dismal shaft. As
you descend your sensations will prob
ably be novel, unless you are - accustomed
to nightmare, in which case you won't
mind it much. If you are at all imagin
ative you may easily fancy that the fairy
tales in which you revelled in childhood
are being realized—that you are actuaally
en route for, the regions peopled with
genii, dwarfs, and gnomes. Three hun
dred and fifty feet below daylight, the
machlne strikes bottom with a thump,
that almost shoots you "like coals from
a shovel" into a gloomy cavern, in which
you can at first see nothing but hundreds
of miners' lights, which are bobsing
around in a strange sort of will-o'wisp
dance. You feel around in the darkness
for the friendly dwarf who is to protect
you from the antics and tricks of his fel
low goblins, half expecting meanwhile
that some elfin will twitch your cap from
your head, or knock it over your eyes
and trip you on your nose. Nothing of
the kind occurs, however; -. you only
stumble over the iron trac- of a horse
railway, and this together with a familiar
brogue, "Pat, let the gintilman pass,"
and "Mike, bring your pick this way,"
dispels all your underground fancies.
Our visit consisted mainly in groping
about over the masses of broken gueiss, 1
granite and quartz, and dodging gangs of
laborers, shower - aths from overhead,
and avoiding plunge baths underfoot, for
the roof of this tunnel is a leaky affair;
so leaky in fact, that our condrictor tells
us that before proper drainage was effected,
he was boated its entire length in three
feet of water. Just as we approach the
"heading," a blast of powder envelopes
us in a dense sulphurous fog, and prevents
our further advance, so we conclude to
take the rest for granted, and wade out.
Before returning, we ask how deep under
ground we are at this point, and are in
formed "about 1,500 feet." We are sails-
fied—so back we go—jump into the ele
vator, and in a few minutes are suddenly
ushured into blinding sunlight and fresh
air. The transition is as if the noonday
sun should burst suddenly upon us in a
cold foggy midnight.
This tunnel is designed to shorten the
distance from Troy to Boston, in order
to enable the latter to compete with New
Yorke - for the through train of the
West. The trielpient — steisi!viere, taken'
twenty years ago, and the undertaking'
has brought three heavy "Contracting
firms to insolvency, -
Eleven years agOlt was taken hold or
by the Stattiof Massachusetts, and that
Commonwealth his sunk nearly - five
millions of dollars in getting-into- the
mountain only 5,800 feet at the east side
and 4,500 feet at the West end. At the
outset the state propohed to do a big
thing. A Yankee'invented a machine
for which he was paid the modest sum of
$65,000. It was designed to .cut a core
the exact size of the required tunnel. It
was like an immense cart-wheel, armed
at the rim with steel points or knives,
which projected at right.. angles
from the face of the wheel. The wheel
was shoved broad-side to the mountain
and caused to revolve - by powerful ma
chinery. After working a year at an ad-
ditional cost of $65,000, and progressing
exactly 36 feet, making the excavation
cost a little over 436,000 per foot, the ma
ohinery—was thrown 'easide and sold for
'old iron. The hqle was likewise
abandoned and a tiesi'otie Coinmetiteil
a fresh spot. Recently a contract has
been made with a Canadian firm, Messrs.
F. Shandley et Co., who have undertaken
to conlcte iltc tunnel _IR _3i , Teri years :
from June last, for $4,750,000, so that in
1876 Massachusetts eXpects to have a ten
million dollar hole five miles long.
This lavish expenditure of greenbacks
has caused considerable grumbling
among the Plymouth Rockers and
Cape Codfishers, and they • were at
one time ready to abandon the enterprise
as a "dry hole" not worth exploding au
e,ther torpedo in; but a "lightning calcu
lator" in their Legislature "ciphered UM"
that, if completed, the tunnel traffic
would at least pay the interest on $lO,-
000,000, therefore it was better to borrow
that amount and go ahead, than to stop
where they were and have to pay the in
terest on the $500,000 already expended,
with no prospect whatever of any reim
bursemehr; besides it was -a matter of
State pride not to back down on what
ever they undertook: These arguments
prevailed, bonds were issued, the "need
ful" raised, and Massachusetts is punch
ing away at old Hoosac.
,G.-M. Mowbray, is' rendering very a
-1 ficient assistance in opening the crevices
1 and crackinc the ribs of this old giant
with his Tri Nitro Glycerine. The
"Professor" has a cozy room fitted up in
his factory, and usually sleeps with a ton
or so of pure nitro-glycerine within a
stone's throw of his bed side. "Pliancy
the phelinks" of a nervous man amid
such surroundings - but it does ' nt disturb
the equanimity of surroundings;
Mr. Mowbray or
his companions.
He remarked to the writer that he had
all his life been seeking a safe business,
and that he had at last found it in the
manufacture - of nitro.glycerine. He has
i recently entered Into a contract with Gen.
Newton, Who has charge of 'Hell Gate,,to
explode under,lt a little torpedo that &All
'cot:Milli fourth:Me of nitro-glycerine. He
expects with' such'a blow up to be able to
`knock :the' ttnOrbinning from that 're
'doubtahle2ollittuction .to the navigation
'Of the' E,2,st AYAir;
Yarutradd.rti: bf limited intelligence,
whotali•recoirering from a long fit of
sta:llll94l4og informed by his physician
-triatie "might venture now upon a little
animal food," exclaimed, "No you don't,
diictory I've suffered enough on your
gruel and stuff; and hang me if I'll touch
any of your. bay and oats."
FRAULEIN T/NNE, whose death was
chronicled Saturday, has becu engaged
for Several years in explorations of Af
rica,iundertaken at her own expense.
She started from Tripoli on the 28th of
January of the present year, and arrived
at Moorsook, in Fezzan, after ajonrney
of about two months duration. She
traveled leisurely, her caravan consisting
ormore than fifty persons and seventy
camels. All her followers, with one ex
ception, were either Arabs or negroes,
and she herself dressed like an Arab lady.
She was looked upon by the Arabs with
the greatest respect, and they called her
"Beater Rey, that is Queen's Daugh
ter." Her long sojourn snd travels in
the Orient produced a total abhorrence of
European habits, and she became embit
tered against everything European. Be
fore starting upon her last journey she
determined to go even further in getting
rid of everything not African about her,.
and - so left her own and her servants'
watches in Tripoli, in order to have
nothing,_as she expressed it, "to remind
her of the hated civilization." - But she
soon found the need of something by
which to know how time flies, and was
compelled to write to the Dutch Consul
at Tripoli, requesting him to send her a
time keeper, not a European, but an Ara
bian sand-clock or hour-glass. She was
a zealous collector of plants, and had a
number of camels loaded solely with
blotting paper and immenee collections
of plants. On her last journey Miss Tinne
intended to proceed from Moorsook
southward to Bornou, and return over
Kordofan and Ezynt.
NEAR Bucyrus, 0., a few days ago,
while W. Kalb was at work in the field, ,
he felt an impulse to go to the house„ and
on passing through the yard he thou . ghtl
he heard a faint cry for help come from'
the well. He lodked in, but saw noth
ing,-"- just as he turned to leave, a neigh
bor, who accidentally came by, was at
tracted by a similar cry, and also looked
into the well, where he saw. Mr. Kaib's
little grand-daughter, only six years did,
clinging to the wall, flupported by a small
stick. It seems that, playing near the
well, she had , dropped a plaything in,
and, in trying to reach it with a rake, had
fallen in herself. She was taken out from
the watitoihich was fifteen feet deep.
STEPZEN MunraT, a resident of La-
Salle Ills., a carpenter by trade, com
mitted a horrible murder on August 25.
While in a state of lieastly intoxication
he knocked down his wife, and beat her
with a boot until her face and body were
a complete jelly. Her screams were
heard for many blocks.. Murphy com
mitted the deed. in presence of-his own
daughter, who saw -her mother die this
unnatural death without the power to
help her. Murphy fa about torte ilve
'years of age, and the deceased was nearly
ofthe same.age. He is now in jail.
A Swiss iotrins - ab mentions that the .
neighborhood of.lffendrisio; in the Tici
no, is infested with a plague of black eat- ,
erpillars, which ,enter the house% creep
into the beds, and cause painful swellings.
by their toubli. Some persons have en- -
deavored to protect their dwellings by
having a tram of sulphur around, but to
no avail. Thousands of these insects have
been killed, but' the number does not
, seem to' decrease. In some localities
prayers have been offered up for the -re
moval of this scourge.
Additional Markets toy Telegrapn.
LIVERPOOL, September I.—Cotton mar=
ket dull: midd link uplands sold at Mid;
Orleans 13510135.0.; the sales were 8.-
000 bales. California write Wheat, 10s.
10d; red Western, 93. 6da9s. 7d. West
ern Flour 245. 9d. Corn, 303. 6d. Oats
3s. 6d. Peas 41s. Pork 1075..13d. Beef
903. lard 775. 6d. Cheese 61e, 01. Ba
&on 675. Tallow 47e. 9d. ftefiLled Pe
troleum Is. 7d,
LoNoox,slptember 1. Tallow easief
at 46- 91 Sugar firm; on spot 40s@40s
6d; afloat 28i 61. - Petroleum at Antwerp
553 g Cotion at Efivre 162 f. •
NEVI OnLEANs, September I.—Cotton
quiet; 'vales of ,89 bales at 320 for mid.;
dlings; recelps—Eil bales. Fiour firm and
the market bare; sales of superfine and
double extra at 0, treble extra Ka.
Co't,n at 97Nc051 for, mixed, and 51,05
for white. Oits at 650560. • Bran, 81,02.
Bay 526527.. Pork held at 35.50. Bacon—
firmer; shoulders at sides at 19%gr
193;e„ Lad: tierce - at , i..:y3c, keg at 22M
(4)23c. Sags!' inactive; common at 11®-
12c, pridia at 14©143/ 4 c. Molasses at 60©
70c for reboiled. .Wnisky weaker; west
ern rectified et 51,25@1,89. Coffee- dull:
fair 14:31(153.1, prime 161,i@IW. 670
132 8 „1.. Sterling 14534, New York sight
3.4 per cent. premium. -
CHICAGO, September I.—At open
board in toe afternoon there was a mod.-
erate movement in grain markets under
more favorable advices •from other mars ,
kets and prices a shade firmer than at
the close of 'change. No. 2 Wheat sold
at $1.2801,2844 seller the "month, and
51,2854 seller.the last half, closingmasier.
Corn steady at 87%@)8730 for No. 2
seiler'the month, and 88c onSpot; Oats
inactive and prices nominal. Barley;
sales 5,000 bush No. 2 at 51,25 seller Sep
tember. In the evening the market was
steady, with sales 5.000 bush N 0.2 Wheat
at $1,27%, closing quiet - W.51,2734 seller
the month. Corn sold to a limited ex
tent at 87%0 cash, the closing' rate. Lake
Freights and Provisions cialL
BUFFALO, September I.—Flour dull
and unchanged. Wheat: holders firm
sales of 15,000 bushels No. 1 red Toledo
at $1,43, to arrive; 7,500 bushels No. 2
Milwaukee at $1,40, with a lightdemand.
Corn steady; sales of 28,000 bushels No.
2 western at, 97c; car WV at - 93@e8c.
Oats steady; sales of 40,000 buehela N 0.2
western at 513t,@)52c; 6,000 bushels old 4t
51c. Rve retailing at $1,17. Pork easier ,
$34@34.50. Lard steady. 193,c.
- wines dull, $1,15 for retail lots. .t
08WEGO, September. I:—.Flour steady
and unchanged. Wheat firm but quiet;
No, 1 Milwaukee)Club is held at $1,50,
No. 2do at $1,44011,45; sales last night
were Made of 7;700 hash No. 1 a t $1,47.
Corn held at $1,09 for No. 1. Canal
freights on wheat 10c, corn ec to - New
York. Lake imports were 31,700 bush
wheat, 158,000 corn. Canal exports were
22,600 bush wheat, 33,000 bush corn.
NAsavuorx, Sept. I.—Wheat market
easier; red fl,lo;arn ner 21,15, whitell,2o.
Oats 600. torn ;I. Barley 41,10. R ye
900. Bacon aidea 1930, shoulders
same 200. Lard 2l c. Flour X 8,60 per
-bbl for the best brands.