Newspaper Page Text
• - •
• • .
.; • •,=:!: „
- 7 '
...-• - - I
4- • le tiq A
NEWS BY CABLE.
CBy Telegraph to ihe l i Pittsburgh Gazette.)
, LONDON, Sept()Mber 4.—WilliamHoW
itt writes tb the Daily News today on
the Byron scandal. He says there is lit
tle doubt that the altered conduct of Lady
Byron towards her husband was the re
sult of her father's representations,
backed up 'by some odious story. He
traces the conduct of the wife in buying
up the husband's memoir and destroying
it, and asks if the evidence of a party de
stroying the evidence of an opponent can
be accepted. This same act of depriving
Byron Of the opportunity of self-justifica
tion, deprived hie wifeof the right to ad
vance fresh charges. The writer feels
certain that this will be the ultimate ver
dict of the public.
The Marquis of Hartington attended
the Cutlera' banquet, at Sheffield, last
- night, and made a speech. He said the
task for the ensuing session of Parlia
ment would be the settlement of the
Irish land question. He hoped the sub-
ject would oe debated with as little po
litical feeling as possible. It had never
been the battleground. Mon were com
paratively unpledged, and statesmen of
-various-opinions showed an honest die•
position to grapple with the difficulties
*surrounding this matter.
The .Tisrtes comments as follows on
sCarditnal Cullen's last pastoral, and on
the claims put forth by the Roman Oath
-011c Bishops of Ireland: "They demand
'the overthrow of common education and
exaltation of denominationalism. The
language of Archbishop Cullen must
provoke resentment. The pretensions of
the Cathdlic hierarchy towards the State
are intoferoble and there is not one of their
resolves on education which the pebple
will not impartially repudiate, and
which„ if brought before Parliament,
'will not be rejected. • The lesson of the
past two years seems lost on these pre
lates. ,They have not understood how a
proposal of great moderation and sus
knowledged wisdom proved abortive last
:session through the profound antipathy
•of Parliament to, applying the public
. money to Catholic churches. The pres
ent proposals are about as hopeless as any
that could be propounded. England
and Scotland will not listen to them.
Even in /rebind they will not command
the assent of classes interested in higher
education, and in Parliament they would
be mentioned only to be condemned."
Prince Kiang's dispatch to Mr. Bur
lingame thanks him for his services,
.and asks him to intercede with the Pe
ruvian Government in behalf of Chinese
daborers, who are badly treated hr the
wines and guano diggings of Peru.
FABIS, September 4.—TheiPresse says.
• Dr. Nolaton, the 'Emperor's physician:
contradicts the alarmirig reports con
stantly arising in regard to the health of
the Emperor. Dr. Nelaton declares his
. convalescence will be rapid'' if he takes
the necessary rest. Public reports rep.
resent the Emperor as fast recovering,
and that he remained yesterday evening
conversing with the• Empress until
The Journal Official reports that the
ministers met in'council today, but
makes no mention of the Presence of the
Emperor. Prince Napoleon to-day bad
an interview with the Emperor.
The Senate, by a vote of 113 to 9, re
jected the amendment to the kienalus
Comm/turn proposing a liberal reform in
the . constitution of the Senate. The
amendment was supported by Prince
realise September s.—The
newspaper states that the Emperor re
tired at a late hour on Friday' night. He
was somewhat fatigued . in the morning,
and consequently not present at the
council of Ministers held on Saturday.
To.day the weather is unfoorable, and
the Emperor still feels • some weakness,
but tits physicians - believe: that the pro-.
gre-s of his convalescence cannot be in
terrpptedany=length' Of time. :A. num
ber of -receptions are to take place at St.
Clottd•to.day,•at some of which the Em.
peror will assist.
The Jeurnal Official to-day is talent on
the subject of the Emperor's health.
Tho Prom reports that the Emperor
was unable to take his walk in the pri-.
gate park yeiterday.
Queen Christiana has gone to Vichy.
It id rumored that sbe will endeavor to
bring over General Prim to the oaten of
Queen:; Isabella. The arrival of Don
-Carlos here is daily expecte&
, Br. Titozias, September l, . via Havana,
-September - b.—The American war steamer J
Kansas arrived heie from Rio anerlo
August 29th. • The Kansas will sail for
_New York on the,2ci of September..
A!stiock of eart hquake was felt hereon
- the 27th . nit._ •
The Governor of St. Thomas gave a
•balUn honor of the marriage of. the
Prince penmark. The representatives
.of foreign governments were present.
The steamer Telegrafo remains at Tor-
HAYTI, ' August 25, via. HAVANA. 5,
The rebel steamers Florida and • Colum
bia have bombarded the town of Gnu
.aveirt—Thirßiltish3mn—boat Self than
• carried to Port•iiii-WlnCe inandred
women, Irctn the town. .
Freakier t Salnave raised the siege oft
Aux Cayes and sailed with the steamers
'Galatea and Salnave to theport or Port
an.prince. Hie steamers ' became die
shied And he was unable to operate
against the tosirn. , :Balnave Is now aux.
- lonely waiting the arrival of an iron clad
- from the I:fnited States. One- dollar in
gold la Valtted at one thousand donut in
paper ,money of the Government.
BT. DOMINGO,' August 24.—Ex-Presi
, dent Cabral cm:Mimes the siege of Azna.
President Baez has inspected the garri
:son at Azna and returned. >The whole
country, remains unsettled. • _
CITY. OF MEXICO, Angst
"TANA, September 5.1--Senor
Vejada has had some -correspondence
with the Prussian Minister in re
agard to the conspiracy which was at
tempted on the 20th inst. The latter
congratulates Juarez On his ens
cess in frustrating , the plot. The con
spirators intended to seize a valuable
Conduota which was to pase through the
Capitol on the 20th for Vera Cruz. The
plot was revealed to the authorities and
many • arrests have been made. 'The
prisoners have been examined in secret;
but the results of the investigation are
Regiments are organizing to protect
the northern frontier from Indian incur
stone. The Indian revolt in Michoacan
has been suppressed. /
The monument of the last Aztec Em
porerwas unveiled in the Capital on the
13th with greeteereteony. ), •
The shock of an earthquake was felt
last week at Guadalajara. I .
Annual faire are to be held at the Capi
tal for the exhibition of national pro
• Work has recommenced in the coal
mines of San Louis Potosi.
The mintat Zacatecas last year coined
Subscriptions have been opened in
Vera Cruz to aid the construction of a
railroad from Jalapa.
The silver mines of Real del Monte are
oontin'uously. It la estimated
that one of these mines has produced
ninety millions of dollars within the last
ten years.. ,
PRAGUE, Sept. s.—The celebration of
the five hundredth anniversary of the
birth of John Huss commenc4 here
yesterday.; The city is crowded' with
strangers. Many English and French
visitors are here and a large number,of
Russian Sclaves have arrived to take part
in the festivities. The character otthe
celebration is rather political than' relig
ious, and seems to have an antfiGerman
BADEN BADEN, -September
races wh, oh commenced on
have been well attended. The
event of t week took place y
when the c gland prize of Baden
for. It as iron by Cerdep
CATuta.ois, August 23. -Don
Blanco, formerly Minister of
Falcon, gaVe a' ball lately to th
Ministers. I While the l'estivitie
progress a i mob attacked the
ing • "Death to Blanco." The
victim made his escape to the
• Consulate I and fled thence to
.The crowd believed that
pathized with Gen. Pulgar, no •• 1
lion at Maricaibo. President,
at Porto Cabello organizing the
attack on llaricaibo. VilFoges
as the heti of the executive d
absence. The elections are pr
quietly and.will undoubtedly ;
vorably to Monagas.
MAnnre, September s.—Four
troops will salt on tile 9th and , 1
for Cuba, 'gird stz thOusand
low in a few dap).
' l-1 MARINE NEWS. ,
' CitTEENsrowN, Sept. 4.—The
PennsylVania and Hammonia,
York; have -arrived:
• tiIIEENSTOWN, September
iteamatiiP Etna, from New Y.;
2402, for Liverpool, via Halifax'
this morOng. -
SOIIT HAMPTON, September
steamer Maine arrived hero - .
FINANCIAL. AND COMME CIAL.
LormoN, Sept. 4.—Evenbig.l—Consols
for money 93. Five-Twenty bonds at Lon-
don; '62 83%;'65 83%; '67 8234; 10 40s; 76.
'62s at Frankfort 8886; Eries 2334. Illinois
LIVERPOOL, Sept. 4—Cotton dull; mid
dling uplands 13%d., Orleans 133.;@)
133 d.. Sales of 6,000 bales for export and
spectilatkin 1,000. Breadstuffs - quiet;
California white wheat ils. 44, red west
ern 10s. 4d. Flour 2151: 9d. Corn.3os - 6d.
Oats 3s. 6d. Peas 44d: Provisions firm,
Pork 107 s. Bd. Beef 005. Lard 77a. 64.
Cheese 61s. 6d.. Bacon 675. Common
rosin 55.©54. 3d., tine do 16s. Spirits
.petroleum 84., refined Is. Bd. Tallow
475. 6d. Turpentine 265. 6d.1 Linseed
oil 335. Linseed cakes £lO ss. -
LONDON. Sept. 4.—Tallow 48s. 6d.@
465. 9J. Sperm oil 925. Sugar 40s. @
40s. 4d. Whale ?Ups. paloutta limped
82s. ad. • •
ANTWERP, Sept. 4.—retroleum ENS3;I.
• Perms, Sept. 6.—Bourse fiat. 'Reines
SOt. 900. -
San Francisco Matters.
By Teearapit to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l
13.A21 Faarunsco, - September 4.—The
Congressional Itetrenchment - Coremitteer
have been busy the entire week investi
gating the a ffaireof the Custom tinge.
Theeparticula p oints under investigation
have not transpired.
. TreasuretSpinner's defense in regard
to the delay Of trensferrring gold from
New,York tot, San F rancisco ,; published
in the Journal .of - Commerce of August
23d, , occasions unfavorable comment in
financial, circles. It is considered an un
just-attack upon Vice President Colfax,
our bankers ind meronanis. letr. Spin
ner's favoritism - is sharply criticised.
and it is asked, why should be paySslig.
man three quartoirs of one per cent; 'Pr
carrying bullion to New. York
when :tbe Facific Mail . ClomPany
offered to carry it for lest.? Why
the -opposition company was paid
.more for tbe Caine work than the latter
offered to rierform it for, and if he hits
inclination to charge the extra quarter
of one per obni. paid tne Bank of Cantor
nta to, the. Assistant Treasurer pi New
York, to "whom ought to be charged the
extra compensation paid SeUgnutn and
Webb? 2 . - - .
A :party lett Stcrday for Cincinnati to
arrange with the Red Stocking Base Ball
Club to visit Sark.Francisco.
—The, inioere r ; agd laborers employed
alone the , line of the Delaware and Ruth
eon works held a Meeting Saturday and
determined to resume work as soon as
possible . on' the -terms of comproMise.
The result of,the rneeting hae been com
municated to the Superintendent of the
coal department ; and hole using all ex
ertions in preparing for the resumption
of work. The men era to receive the
same prices as the men at the Pensylva
nia, Debsware, Lackawanna and Western
PITTSBURGH, /1 'll ON DAY, SEPTEM BE R
THE TEST OATH;
Attorney General tioar's Opinion on
the T,e z bt Oath su Virginia.
Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Ossette.l
Rtonsioxn, September 4.—Nne follow.
ing is/Attorney General lioar's opinion,
received this morning by Gen. Canby:
,ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, Wash
ington, D. C.. August 28, 1869.—T0 Hon.
Tao. A. Rawlins, Secretary of War: Sir:
I have the honor to acknowledge the re
ceipt of your letter of July 27th, 1869, in
which you request my opinion upon so
much of the questions submitted in the
letter of the Commanding General of the
First Military District, dated .the 10th.
instant, and accompanying papers, copies
of which are enclosed, as refers to the
legal qualifications of officers to be _else.
ted under the proposed Constitution of
the State of Virginia, and especially
upon the question whether persons
elected to -office in such State under
said Constitution are required by the
supplemental reconstruction act of Icily
19, 1867, to take and subscribe to the
oath prescribed or referred to in Section
Second of said sat before entering upon
the duties of their respective offices.
, The latter question is the only one in
dicated with such distinctness as to ena
ble me to be fully satisfied that its pur
port is apprehended, and I will, there
fore, confine my answer to that.
By the statute of April 10, 1869, the
registered -voters of Virginia were au
thorized to vote on the question of the
adoption of the Constitution for the State,
and at the same time to elect officers un
der it, subject to the approval of Con
gress. The vote has been taken in pur
suance of the provisions of the act and
the election held, and some parts of the
Constitution submitted have been adopt
ed by the, people and others rejected.
The parts of the proposed Constitution
thus adopted, if they shall be ap
proved by Congress, will be the
Constitution of Virginia, under which
all its officers will be • required
to act, and the qualifications as well as
duties of these officers will be determined
by it. When Virgins is restored to its
proper relation to the country as a State
of the Union, its officers and Legisla
ture will be such as the Constitution of
the State provides, deriving their powers
from that instrument, and it will clearly
not be in the power of Congress to im
pose any requirements of additional
-qualification upon them different from
those which, under the Constitution
of the United States, may be required
in all •States. If, therefore, any test
were to be imposed on the members of
the Legislature not provided by the Con
stitution of Virginia, or any res
triction imposed upon the people of
the State in their choice of officers
not ,recognized by it, and not
made applicable under the legitimate
powers of Congress to all States, the
Legislature and officers would not in my
opinion be the Legislature and: officers
of Virginia under the Constitution. Ido
not see that .Congress can undertake to
furnish the State with a suitable Legisla
ture to start with, or to exercise any con
trol over its , composition which could
not be exercised over subsequent -Legis
I am, therefOre, the opinion
, that • the oath ' prescribed by ": the
statute of 1863,• and by the stet
'ate of July, 19, 1867, chapter 40, elm:
tion 9, required Atibe taken by all per
sons elected or sippointed to office in the
said nllittuy distriot, under any ad call
ed State or municipal authority, is not to
be required of the officers ot the State of
Virginia or members of the Legis
lature elected under the new Constitu
It does not seem to me that the pro
visions of this 9th section, which are ap
plicable to the government of States
under military authority, were Intended
to apply to the Legislature and officers
under whom the Suite is to be restored
to its proper relation to the Union, and
by whom the government of the. State
is to be administered after restoration.
This opinion is strongry confirmed by a
reference to the 2d section of the same
act, which authorizes the commander j ot
any district named in the act 'to
-suspend or remove from office,
or from the performance of official
powers, any officer or person hold
ing or exercising, or professing
to hold or exercise, any 'civil or military
Office or duty in said district, under any
Dower, election, appointment or author
ity derived from or granted or claimed
under the so-called State government
thereof, and to detail a competent officer
or soldiers of the army to perform such
duties. It would be, impossible to sup-
pose that Congress' could intend that a
Legislature under the Constitution of a
State Pould have its members appointed
.by a detail from soldiers of the army.
The reasonable conclusion seems to me
to be that it was not intended . that any
such Legielature:shouldi be allowed Coex
ist until reconstruction was completed,
except for the limited and qualified pur
poses requisite to reconstruction. But
on the other hand, I fully concur with she
view of the General commanding in Viz
girds, that under the reconstruction acts
of Congress no officer or legislator is
competent orthottlti be pertained to ex
%rinse any function or t office within
that State, except so far as these acts
themselves.provide, without taking the
path which Is referred Loin the statute of
1867, above qqoted.
' The Act of April 10, 1869, requires the
Legislature to meet at a time which it
designatesi That is, to meet implies that
it is to ware together for • some' purpose;
It is required under the previous law to
act upon the qtiestion of adopting the
15th Amendment to ,the Constitution of
the United States before the admission of,
the State to representation in- Congress.?
I am of the opinion, therefore, that it
may come together,, organize, and act
upon that amendment; but that until
Congress shalt have approved 'the Con
stitution and the' action under it, and
shall have restored. the State to its proper
place in the 'Union, by reedenizing its
form of government as Republican and
admitting it to representation, the Lsgis
tnre is not entitled and could not t without
violation orlave,'be" allowed to transact
any business, page any act or resolve, or
undertake to assume any other functions
of a Legislature, if the teat oath hasnot
been required of its members, and that
no officer elected under the new Consti
tution can; enter- upon the duties of his
office without taking the oath, while the
military government continues.
Very respectfully, - •
E. R. HoAR, Attorney General.
Gen. Canby will issue his proclamation
of the election about the 15th inst. Re
is.delayed by disputed returns from Opt)
county. The State °Mere will be luting
nrated on the assembling of the Maisie
se, cry. ,
. in rebel
- ay from
By Telegracts to the Pittsburg'
WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 4, 1869.
Receipts of fractional currency last
week, amounted to 1271,000; shipments
$109,000; held as securitY for National
Batik circulation, 1342,892,000;' for public
deposits, 120,041,000; mutilated bank
notes burned during the week, 1175,500;
total amount burned 115,923,144; cur
rency Issued for pills destroyed during
the week $146,770;, total amount issued
therefor 115,769,885; bank circulation
outstanding $229,737,660; fractional cur
rency redeemed and des oyed 1294,200.
INDIAN APP INS.
The Coinniisaloner of I dian Affairs re
ceived a dispatch from Commissioners
Brunot, Dodge and Rish p, stating they
held a council with the 'owes and Ca
manches at Fort Sell, which was very
satisfactory. They re rt more of the
Kiowas and. Camanches are coming in,
and quietly locating upo reservations.
NEW POSTAGE' AMPS.
In consequence of the eneral dissatis
faction with the new ge stamps, or-:
ders have been given to prepare designs=
for new issues. The he ds of Washing- I
ton, Jackson , Franklin nd Lincoln are
to be restored in the pl eof present de
A °Comparative statement of the receipts
from internal revenue sources for July
and August, 1868 and 180, show that du
ring the latter the receipts exceeded the
Acting Secretary Richardson has deci
ded that ground gannister is liable to a
duty of five dollars per ton. (bannister
mixed with clay is used for lining iron
WABILTNGTON, D. C.,, Sept. 5, 1869.
SECEZTANT RA.WLINS ON ias impala BED
It was thought yesterday that Secreta
ry Rawlins was convalescent, but - about
four o'clock he began to fail. He rallied
a little at nine o'clock in the evening. At
eleven o'clock, however, his pulse be
came very feeble and he lay without any
noticeable change until eight o'clock this
this morning, when he called for
and eat his breakfast, after which
he directed " the disposition of
matters in relation to his own priVate
business. At eleven o'clock there was a
favorable change. During the afternoon
various friends called lncluding Secre
taries Cox, Fish and : .n, Postmen
ter General Creasw Gen: Sher
man, who return. , to Washing:
ton this morning, mmissary Gen
era Eaton, Gener • of the
quarteinitulter's De 4 .. Vonlualit
stoner of Indian Affairs Parker, 'and .
Gen. Howard. Many. Inquiries were
made during the day regarding his
health at the house of the Second Assist
ant Postmaster General, Gen. Giles 14'
smith, .of Illinois, with whom he has
recently made his home. Dr. Bliss,
who is the attendant physician, has
been in constant consultation with
surgeon, General Barnes, Dr. Norris
and others of like promlnenoe. The
Secretary's personal friends are un
wearied in their efforts to render ser
vices, while General Dent, of the Presi
dent's household. has, without intermls.
sion, remained at his bedside and sent
telegrams to President Grant regarding
the condition of the Secretary.
This afternoon, at his own , requast,
he was visited by a Jidethodist
clergyman by whom he was baptised and
with whom, at a subsequent hour, he par
took of the sacrament. He has through.
out his sickness been conscious of his real
condition and ha 23 signed all papers which
may affect the" future - circamstance 8
of his family. At eight o'clock to night
be was resting 'quietly. No aggravation
of the symatoins is at present antics.
paled, but there is no prospect of his
final recovery. His moral courage is
such that his life may be prolonged for a
- President Grant is expected to arrive
at Washington to-Morrow. The , ceindi
lion of Secretary Rawlins casts a gloom
over the entire city and ie the theme of
conversation in all circles.
At half past twelve tolught SocrettlY
Raw Bus appeared ~to be tree frornaAtin
and was asleep. There has been no per.
ceptible change in his condition for the
last three hours. , ,
Condition of Mentor Fissenden.
CBI Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
PORTLAND, September 4.—At midnight
lap& night both of Senatoi Fessenden's
Physicians bad giVen up all hopes of his
recovery. He is gradually sinking and
appeared to be in a delirious stupor. He
was taken Tuesday morning with stop'
Page of the bowels, since which time the
disorder has assumed a violent form. It
is thought he might possibly live until
morning, but his death „lie a mere
question of time.
.Noon—Senator Feseenden is about the
same. Dr. Lincoln thinks 'his complaint
is complicated by the remains of poison
taken into. his system at - the National
Hotel in Washingtonsome years ago, and
from which he has suffered several times
4:30 r. Dt.—Senator Fessenden is some
what better and has taken some nourish
PORTLAND, seine, September 5..45 en .
tor Feaseuden passed . a comfortable
night last night. Be has improved a lit
tle to -day. so that hopes are now enter
tained of , his recovery. . .
• j utted from Cabs..
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh One tte..l
HATAlTA:Betithalber 4.-Major Lt Cara
had several skirmishes with the insur
gents nest Anoyoblanoo and , killed .
thirty; Committees have been appoint
ed to promote enlistments for the volun
teer reserve, corps in this city. Money
was subberibild the Casino tapahal
last night , to buy Remington rifles for
the Caution velunteers. •
RAVArrA. September 's.—Advices from
Puerto Principe state that the insurgente
three times attacked the Spanish throes
at'San Sersipo, but finally retired with
the late* ten nurn.-!
PRESIDENT GRANT. -
He Foregoes a Visit to Utica and Bors
ries to the Death Bed 01 Secretary
(By Telegraph to the Plttebursh 6azette.3
SARATOGA, September s.—The Presi
dent left here in the 5:50 train this r. tr.
for Washington. He was to have left
to-morrow morning for Utica with his
family, to visit Hon. Roscoe Conkling.
The character of the dispatch received
from Washingtonto-day has induced , the
President to write the following letter:
SARATOGA, N. Y., SEPT. 5, 1869.—T0
the Hex. .Roscoe Cankitng : My Dear Sir
—lt is with extreme regret that the con
tinued and dangerous illness of Secre
tary Rawlins, whose relations with me
have been so intimate from the break
ing out of the rebellion to the present
day, compels me to forego the contem
plated pleasure of a visit to your
city to-morrow. I know that you
and my other friends will appre
ciate the motive which calls me from
a pleasure trip to the bedside of a com
rade who has rendered such signal
service to his country and whose death
will cast a gloom over the nation. The
most recent dispatches scarcely leave a
, hope that I may see him alive.
I am, very sincerely; yours.
11. S. GRANT.
—The steamer Minnesota arrived at
ew York yesterday.
—There were five hundred and four
doaths in-New York last week.
—George Wilkes is mentioned in con
nection with the Chinese mission.
—The steamship Liberia from Liver
pool arrived at Boston on Saturday.
—Joseph Richardson, President of the
Museatine National Bank of lowa, died
in Dedham, Mass., on the 2d.
—The Union Fence CoMpany's factory
was burned_at Painesville, Ohio, Satur
day. Loss $30,000; no insurance.
—A Mrs. Sarah Boyle and her daugh
ter were found in a basement, in Thirty
ninth street,. New York, starved to death.
—The hat factory of the O'Sullivan
Bros., at Lswreace, Mass., was destroyed
by fire Saturday night, Loss 130,000; in
• —Secretary Rawlins was better Satur•
day, although he has , been verylow. He
will soon be able to attend to his official
—The Galt House, in Lonisville i has
changed hands, Capt. J. F. Miller retir
ing and Col. Jilson E. Johnson, of Ark.,
—Ex-Judge Osborne was arrested at
New York on Saturday and held in
$5,000 bail to keep the peace, having
challenged a lawyer to fight a duel. .
—The New England Fair opens at
Portland, Me., to-morrow. The entrie
are very large and it will probably be the
most successful exhibition ever given.
—ln-consequence of the cold weather
of the past week four hotels at Long
Branch, the ,Continental, Vnited States,
.Metropolitan and -Stetson Muria, *III
—The office of the Chicago, Rock Is
land and Pacific Railroad, in Chicago,
was robbed Thursday evening of 1,,325
coupon tickets. The value of the tickets
is about thirteen thousand dollars.
—Workingmen of New York ignore
the action of the late` Labor Congress at
Philadelphia, - claiming that it was run
in the interest of the politicians. and are
going to hold a mass meeting soon on
—A Citizens' Association has been
formed in Brooklyn, and an address
adopted urging citizens, irrespective of
party, to join the organization, with a
view to reform municipal laws and re
duce taxation. -
—An•Omaha dispatch says the jury in
the 'United States Court in the case of
McCoy & Co., distillers, for defrauding
the Government, brought in a verdict
confiscating all .the property , owned by
the firm, amounting to nearly $30,900.
—Two sailors, Richard Williams and
Thomas Brassean, belonging to the
schooner John McDonald, were drowned
at Port Rowan. Ontario, Canada, on Sat
urday morning, while trying to get on
board the vessel in a state of intoxication.
—The press of San Franciseo are unan
imous in denouncing Ned .Buntline for
(slanderous statement made before the
Temperance Convention, that seven
eighths of all the adult populatidn of
Califorpi male and female, die of
drunk - ' - ‘7..,...
—W .. LI , -'• . rittlield, Mo.,
killed h - plip t, , " ebater Hotel, in
St. Lou uu , 1 . ay, .y 4aking opium.
His Beat '1
II . I:U3 - . byZthe conduct of
fe, ,'. -19 d a 'dose and reek
-1 te c iikrti-' A ~ e and from which
—The planing. mil , of Doerr, Son &
Co., corner Broad and. Coates streets,
Philade .his, was burned Saturday
mornin: Five adjacent dwellings, the
market .• - and other buildings, were
damage , • -•• $40,000. The fire is sup
posed,,, ":en incendiary.
• —At • .... a, Saturday morning, the
Great Western wells Nils. 1 and '2 took
lire, and everytifffi above ground, con
slating of two thousand barrels tankage,
two engine houses and derricks and fif
teen hundred bath's of crude oil, was
deatroyed. Loss about $lO,OOO.
' —The ship la ' 'strike at Quebec`
has ended. Arran ants have been
entered into whereby chants are to
agree in the choice o stevedores and
the laborers promise not •• v.,,_ , with
those employed on ,board v • , ' . nder
stevedores selected by the rapt •
_ i k, coallsgrattasi occurred at Goldsbo
ro, N. C., on the night of the 9th inst., by
w hi c h the Wayne House, Masonic Half,
a lumber yard and ten ware houses were
destroyed. Loss $125,000. The offices of
th e gje.ssender anctibat newspapers were
also destroyed. They will resume pub
filiation soon. •
—Ex-Secretary s34rward's speech at
Sitka has been published. He gives a
complete review of the resources and
productions of the new Territor ex
presses sanguine hopes of' the f uture
prosperity of Alaska, and says the peo
ple need a Territorial Government.
—The Plata Printers' strike at New
Yorkie at last really ended. As theresult
of the conference on Saturday between
- the attikers and the officers of the Na
tional Bank 'Note Company, an sr.
vsngetnent , was made that the Company
( should give an edVsnoe of Aye cents on
backs and ten cents en faces of the near
fractional currency, and the men will re
sume work to-morrow. •
—Active preparations are being made
for the Commercial Convention;which
meets in L,uisville, Hy., on the 12th of
October. The Committee of Arrang
ments have been notified by Governor
Stevenson that he accepts their invita
tion to deliver the address of welcome.
—At Portsinoritb, N. H., a fire Satur
day morning burned Sbeap's block, oc
cupied by Hon. Frank Jones, Ex-Gov.
Goodwin, W. C. Newton, and others.
Loss 18,000. The fire wascaused by bur
glars, who ransacked the money drawer,
but were unsuccessful in tapping a sate.
—Thirteen women were arrested at a
New York pension office on Saturday.
charged with drawing pensions by fraud
ulently representing themselves as
widows of soldiers. All of them have
remarried, and some of them came to
the pension office in their awn carriage.
—A sailor of - the steamship Hornet,
now at Halifax, having made oath that
she had arms on board for Cuba, the cm
tom officers seized her. She will dis-
charge her cargo of coal, the story being
she has arms underneath it. The Hornet
came from Philadelphia, said to be bound
—EX.-Special Treasury Agent Sproul,
charged with complicity in Custom
House frauds at New Orleans under
Fuller's administration, has been re
leased on bail. Another party has been
arrested, charged with complicity in the ,
same frauds, on affidavits of Sproul and
E. Kinsella, bat was released on:giving
—The Bullet) Fire Department turned
out in force Saturday and gave a bril
liant reception to the Northern Liberty
Hose Company of Philadelphia. The
streets were crowded with citizens, and
the line of march illuminated with
a fine display of fire works. The visiting
firemen after the parade were entertain
ed with a• supper by Hose Company Elev
en, whose guests they are.
—The Pythian base ball club, colored,
of Philadelphia, after challenging a num
ber of white dubs, who refused to play,
succeeded in getting their challenge ac-,
cepted by the Olympics, who defeated
them-44 to 23. The novelty of the affair
drew an immense crowd, it being the
first game played between a white and
colored club. Col. Fitzgerald, one of the
city editors, acted as umpire.
—Mrs. Catharins Washington died in .
Delphi township, Hamilton county, Ohio,
on the 4th, aged eighty years. It is.
claimed she was a relative of President
Washington. 'He maiden name Was
Washington and she married a an
named Washington: She was born d ..-
was married on the Washington. est to
in Culbepper county, Virginia. he
leaves two sons bearing the name of
—Gov. McClurg, of Missouri, has ap- - -
pointed some of the most prominent Men
in the State as delegatei to the National
Capital Convention, to be held at St. -
Louis, October 20th, and to the Southern _
Commercial Convention to be held at
1 Louisville on the I'2th - of October: Gov.
'Clayton. of Arkansas. has signified his.
intention to , appoint a delegsltiou to
rapreeent that State at the:National Cap
ital Convention. *- - ' -
—Patrick Murray, who came from Hal-
ifax in search of his wife, found .her
Bradley Hotel, Portland, Maine, Irrl
day night, and tried to force her to thh - •
door. tdexander Shay, clerk of the ••• • -
hotel, and James Murphy, proprietor,_ .. _ .
went to her assistance and threw Murray •
down two flights of stairs, fracturing his
skull, from the effects of which he died. -
Saturday morning. Murphy and Shay .
have been arrested. • •
—The Detroit Conference of thii Meth
odist Episcopal Church, in session at •
Detroit, voted on • the question of so_
changing the constitution that lay delo•
gates may be admitted to it and 'vote
with the ministers in , the. conferefices. -
The vote was taken by ayes sad .noes.„
One hundred and twenty.flve" voted aye
and twenty-four no. -A. farther call of --
the absentees-will increase the affirm-
Live vote somewhat.
—The coming fair of the St. Louie Ar
ricultural andd - Mechanical Association ,
at St Louis, promises to be more success;
ful than any preceding one. The huge •
premiums for stock of airkinclif-wlll --
bring great numbers of animals trontall.
parts of the country; and the mechanical ,,
and agricultural implement departments
will be very full. Nearly a thoushnd•- -
bales of cotton wilt oompeo for the ;-
prizes offered for that article. •
—A. private letter; from Paris simt
Hon. James A. ' Mimes, of - Ibia; 'halm`
resigned his steat.in, the United iStetea. •
Senate. to take- effect on. the ,first of _
October next , and that he will not tetaim
to this country `until next "-year.' , SW
health la somewhat irnprovett,-- - bst,not
sufficient to" enable him .to resume his
public duties at the beginning 0f the
next session of Congress._ His term °f—
oe:tee expires on the 4th of lidsrch, 3671,
—On Saturday Gen. Walbridge, Piezifie
Railroad Commissioner. addntesed a -
large meetlnifit the San Francisco l3oartit -
of Trade. He anoplimetfted - Horaco-t..
Greeley, who was originally_ appointed: -
on the Commission. andidverted "to' Hui
dottble duty of the Commlitsittnetif ofim
partially.discharging the trust Ogle sacow • •
ernment and railroad corporations which
are not represented on the Coutthisslon.' '
His remarks were received with 'great
—Saturday morning, about ten o'clock,. •
a cold.blooded murder was comniitffid
in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. 'The—
victim was Richard Carter, ilfty.-oixyearo ,
of age, and boss mason by trade. • TkO.
murderer's name is Joseph Snyder. Oh 7 •
years younger. Whilst Carter was at:'•:L•
work, Snyder, without any display Of tAti ff -,,-
murderous intent, apProached him 'and'
shot him dead on the spot. - The catisels ' '
assigned to an old grudge, growing - out ,',4 --
of Carter refusing to employ Snyder.
The murderer was arrested, butliemadd- -
a most desperate resistance, trying to_ . _
shootthe officers whilst. taking .lurn.3-to- ,
the lock-up„. .
• —The proprietors of several lager beei
breweries and saloons, and bar keepers, "
in West Chester county, N. Y., were ar- ---
rested Saturday, on a charge of violating -
the revenue laws relating to Bumping
lager beer kegs and barrels, and -held
for examination In from 51,000 to 14,000 1 _
each. Evidence was presented that
these parties had sold beer from kegs or
barrels which wore nither-- nnatawped •
or had removed the stsunpa uncanoelled
In order to use thorn again. Hugel, - Ono
of accused, is the owner ofleror vary
largo breweries in. MorritsiansaTConald---
erible excitement was caused by thee*