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.1111D.rIGIEI T.
The 'Worst Fears Fully
Harrowing . Agony , of Relatives.
[By Telegrayb to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
SCRANTON, Sept. 7.—At 7:50 o'clock to
night John Price, E. Morris, William M.
Thomas, and Elijah Thomas wenfdown,
it being Morris' second trip, for the pur
of arranging the hose. They were
down twenty minutes, and E. Morris
was brought out insensible, falling be
fore he reached the carriage. The second
trip proved more than he could stand;
he was resuscitated in a short time. The
others were all right arid they atioceedect
in getting the hose ready to haul up.
There were not less than one hundred
and thirty.eight nor more than two hun
dred and fitly people in the Avondale
mine when the accident occurred. Some
of the men who went demon the shaft re
ported that the fire 'in the furnace was
all out. The Ipresumtion I is that when
the fire broke out the miners had kept
their senses, and having dragged the tire
had fled to the upper chainbers, closing
the doors behind them. Supposing this
to be true, the rescuers proceeded on a
simple plan of forcing fresh air into the
mine. This. was continued until
four o'clock in the afternoon, when
a party of men, penetrating two hundred
feet and opening the door; made the dis
covery that the fire was still burning in
the furnace and had even ignited the
coal piled up insile, and those under
standing the situation•upon hearing this
fact, saw in a moment that all hope was
at an end, and that all that could be done
was to drag the lost miners from their
fiery tomb to a Christian burial. A
change of operations was then instantly
acted on, ana it was determined to direct
immediate efforts to the extinguish'ment
'of the tire. Means are now arranged to
that end, and the night willrbe occupied
by deluging the mine with water.
wtioarnerrav aionistsra'ShnirniormEXTS.
WILEESBARRE, September B.—A gen=
tleman who has returned from the Ayon
dale mine, reports that early this morn.
ing a successful descent was made, and
some of the chambers of the mine enter
ed. A large number of dead bodies were
found. There were no signs of life any
where around in the fearfal sepulchre.
The bodies were being brought to the
surface as fast as possible, and the shrieks
of the heart-broken relatives on behola
ing the Melee , * forms of their husbands,
fathers and brothers, is-harrowing in.
AVONDALE. September 8.-3 A. M.—An
entrance to the mine was effected - about
half an hour ago: The chambers were
reached Without serious difficulty. The
first body discovered was that of Mr..
-Steele. Further on and in the most re
mote chamber an Appalling spectacle
presented itself to the explorers. There
in a heap and in all sorts of positions in
which their last agonies Dad placed
thew; lay the bodies of two hundred and
three deed , men,'not a vestige of life be
ing visible in the countenance or form of
any of the unfortunate men who had met
so untimely and horrible a death.
The wildest excitement prevailed at the
entrance to the shaft, and the shrieks of
the friends of the dead as the bodies were
brought up were deafening. Nothing can
approximate to a description of the scene;
no pen can portray it. • The pent up grief
of those who still hoped against fate,
went forth in wails of heart-breaking
agony. The endearing or tenter words
of the mother or wife, as she grasped the
lifeless form of her sort or husband and
tried to bring it again to life, refusing to
believe it could be dead, and defending
it against all attempts at removal.
PLYMOUTH, September 8-11 - A. 3L
There have been one hundred and
twenty bodies" brought up our of the
mine, and they are still being piled into
the basket below. The features are not
contorted; they look natural and are
easy of recognition.loy. friends and rein
tivee. • The bodies are being placed in
ice. Some of them are being removed to
their former homes and privately cared
Mr, while the majority are allowed to re
main until preparations are made for
their . funerals. Many of them will be
burled together.
SCRANTON, PA., September B.—At 6:15
o.olook la. four men went down the
abaft and weregone twenty-five minutes.
They discovered dinner cans and caps.,
At 6:60 A. as., four men went down and
were gone thirty minutes. They discov
ered •the whole coinpany dead on the
east side of the plane. *
Preparations are making to send dawn
six gangs of four men each,. and the
bodies will be brought out as rapidly as
possible. Thelout air does not interfere
to any extent.
At half past seven one of the gangs re
ported that .they, went Ap the plane, just
beyond which a" barrier was inst, con
sisting of a car packed around witu coal
and clothing. This was cleared Away,
i. and proceeding a little further another
barrier was Met nearly cosnpleted, and
constructedas the that. One man was
found upon the outside,, where he had
been at work laying latathe wall.•
was completed, save a small, aperture
sufficient to admit the passage of at ha
man body, and it is inferrrd he had just
finished his taws. and was preparing to
join his'companions on the opposite side
by crawling back. This barrier wei re
moved, when the whole force of miners
were found cOngregated, piled one upon
another and dead.
'9:lo'A'. sa.—The fourth body exhumed
was Wm. P. Ewell, of Plymouth; eyes
both open and head turned aside. lie
bid a son in the mine. 4 '
.9:80 A. 3L—INDial JOAO& who >St his
life in an effort to rescue his companions
Monday night, and Thomas Williams,
who also sacrificed his life for the same
object, are to be buried this afternoon.
At 9:45 Mr. Wm. Halliday was brought
from the mine nearly exhausted. The
fifth body rescued was ;boy named. Wm.
Williams, aged fourteen. He worked
here but one' day. The sixth bOdy is
Matthew Evans; he died in great agony.
Active preparations are making for the
immediate removal of the bodies, .which
work will consume the greater part of
the day, owing .to the lack of facilities
for hoisting: The condition of the mine
is imprcving.
8:15 A. at.—Coroner:Eno, of Plymouth,
who is on the ground, has - impannelled
a jury—of inquest,- who .will view the
badles as they are brought out.' **
8:40 A. 3t.—The body of aohn Bowen,
of Plymouth, a, miner, was the, third
brought out. lie left . eye is partially
open, but otherwise his countenance is
placid. He leaves a wife and one child.
He was found outside the barricade, be
.bind which were all the other bodies.
He was 'evidently overcome before he
could get through.__
The names of the dead men will be an
nounced as fast as they are brought out
and relatives will be allowed to enter
the mine.
The Coroner's Jury have just viewed
the bodies' of Steele and Slocum. The
men engaged In bringing out the bodies
are required to 'be sworn to the facts
in each case. C. Merriman and H. C.
Payne, lawyers, of Wilkesbarre, are at
tending the jury, and Father O'Hara, of
Wilkesbarre. is present.
SCRANTON, Sept. B.—Up to this time ten
bodies have been raised from the mine.
Some of the bodies were disfigured. The
watches of the men had stopped at from
four to five o'clock. supposed to have
been on Tuesday morning. The bodies
of two of the boys recovered were found
clasped in their father's arms.
The funeral of the two men who lost
theirliveslin an effort to rescue the men
in the mine, on Monday, took place this
At 9:43 A. at. William Halide, of Pine
Ridge. one of the working party, was
brought from the mine nearly exhausted,
but subsequently recovered.
Up to -7:15 this evening the 'work of
bringing the . dead bodies to the surface
proceeded steadily. Sixty bodies have
been raised and their funerals will be
held to-naorrow.
Subscriptions have been reefived for
the sufferers, viz: /5,000 from New York
board of brokers, 12500 from Asa Pack
er and $5OO from Gov. Geary.
The Mississippi Valley Commercial Con.
vention—Second Day's Proceedings.
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
KEollux, lA., September B.—The Mis.
sisaippi Valley-Convention reassembled
at nine o'clock this morning.
TlieglimpatjaSjaprytenent Organi
satlo reported in follows: President,
Vandever, Iowa; Vice Presidents,
R. R. Reynolds, Alabama, J. S. Sharp,
Tennessee, Horace Reed, Wisconsin. Cy
rus Aldrich, -Minnesota, M. W. Delahey,
Kansas, Judge Sutton, Louisiana, M. W.
BeltZtioover, Pennsylvania. J. W. Batch
eller. Ohio, H. W. Webb, Illinois, J. D.
Davis. lowa, Gen. Aeken, Missouri, Hi
ram Barney, New- York, B. Field, Ken..
tacky, AL'Schcenberg, Arkansas; Secre
taries, E. A. James, Tennessee. W. B.
Murray, Minnesota, Col. Coffin, Kansas,
M. Flood, Louisiana, R. J. Sloan, Ohio,
A. J. Messenger, Wisconsin, E. A. Lane,
Gco. C. Ticknor, Iowa; and the
temporary secretaries were added by
resolution. -
The President was conducted - to ,the
Chair and made a speech of considerable
length from a pamphlet whiCh he pre
pared for the occasion. 1
Mr. Howell, from the . Committee on
Order of Business, presented the ms) rl
ty report. Re explained the roes ns
which induced a division of sentimen in
the Committee. The Committee repo t
ed the following subjects to be acted up n:
First—Mississippi river and its tr io u
taries. , -:-
Second—Foreign commerce.
Fourth—Postal telegraph. _
The Committee further recommended
that Standing Committees be appointed
upon each of the foregoing subjects. The
Cominittee on the Mississippi river and
tributaries to consist of one member from
each State; the other. Standing Commit
tees to consist of five each.
The minority report was then read. It
proposes that the Convention obeli con
sider all matters connected with the
commerce and travel of the Mississippi
and its tributaries, or which may in any
way hinder the development of the coun
try drained
. by its waters, and that the
Conventiun ought not to be confined to
the four subjects mentioned in the ma
jority report; that one subject included
in the minority report, the postal tele
graph; has no special application to the
Mississippi and Mississippi Valley,
while other subjects of great importance
to the l4 Mississippi Valley are excluded.
The Committee also think it would be
unjust and unwise to refer all the reso
lutions to. Committees. without debate.
They also believe no Standing Commit
tees 'should be appointed, but that all
subiects should be considered in open
Convention, unless Special Committees
are ordered. The minority Committee
therefore recommend the following ordeF
of business:
First—Mississippi river and its tribu
taries. . •
Second—rorelgn commerce.
And that the Convention shall then be
open to consider other matters pertinent
to Lhasa objects.
Mr. Finkeibnry, who made this report,
said that since the Committee had pre
pared the report, by a change in the
views of tderubers it had become the
majority report.•• , , . -
After an hintr's discussion; which took
a wide range, the minority report was
Mr. j - gmes, of Tennessee, offered area
oil:Won that the vote pf each state be rep
resented by its representation in Con
gress; if not lowa and Missouri would
swallow lip ail the other states.
--- Gen. Bussey, of Louisiana. offered .a
resolution that,s committee of one from
each state be appointed on the Mississip
pi and its tribblariess and a Committee
of five each On the subjects' of Immigra
tion, Foreign Commerce and the amo
val. of the Capital,
The resolution wastidopted and t e fol.
On Mississippi Riper-2 1 - . A.e Bryso n, ..
Missouri, 19. A. 38031381 wentiessee • 4 s tus.
K. Berr i Penneylvantkin: &I , ReY; lOl 4
Alabama, Col. Collin, Kansas, F. Del-
haude, Louisiana, Col. Schroder, Arkan
sas, J. S. Readen, Illinois, H. R. Claus-
Ben, lowa, Erving Reed, Indiana, A. J.
Messinger, Wisconsin, R. Summer. Ken
tucky, R. Blakely, Minnesota, J. W.
Bachelor, Olio. ,
On Foreign Commerce--Wm. Burwoll;
Louisiana. L. A. Sbyrook,. Missouri, C.
Winston, Illinuis,,R. T. Bowen, lowa, A.
A. Baines, Tennessee.
Removal of the Capital—A. F. Muller,
lowa, T. A. Reaves, Missouri, M. W.
Delahay, Kansas, Cyrus Bussey, Louisi
ana, W. A. Steel, Illinois.
On Immigt ation—E.*A. Stanard, Mis.
Bowl,' A. Chambers, lowa, D;
Rah. Illinois, A. T. Shaw, Tennessee, W.
It; 'Fish, Louisiana.
The Convention then adjourned - until
three r. is. Much of the time of
the morning session was exhaust
ed in motions and in counter mo
tions and fruitless debate. Very little
business having. reference to the objects
of the Convention was transacted.
t -
During the morning session of the Con
vention letters were read from President
Grant, Written by his Private Secretary,
Robert M. Douglas, Hon. Wm. Lough
ridge, of lowa, Jas: S.,Negley, of Pitts
burgh, Penna., Governor Butler, of Ne
braska, C. H. Murray, of Dunleith, re
gretting their inability to be present.
The Convention reassembled at three
• Mr. Swift, of St. Louis, offered the fol
Resolved, That both science and expe
rience have fully demonstrated that
there is no necessity, in - order to facili
tate railroad transportation, for the con
struction of • three hundredfeet Span
bridges over our rivers. '
Resolved, That the piers of the bridges
now In course of construction by the Bal
timore and Ohio Railroad Company, of
only three hundred feet apart, will be a
dangerous obstruction to the navigation
of the Ohio river, and the attempt of
said Company to erect bridges across
said river with spans - over the
channel of less than four hundred
feet, is an act of -bad faith towards the
river interests, which demanded spans of
five hundred feet, but agreed to accept
four hundred feet as a reasonable com
promise, which compromise was ac
cepted by other bridge companies, and
said company should be required to
change the construction of the same,
so that not less than a four hundred feet
span should be left over the channel
way end; if the company shall fail to
do so. we shall urge upon Congress the
passage of a law for the removal of the
Resolved,; That it is the duty of Con
gress to repeal so mach of the act of the
19th of July, 18e2, as allows the erection
of bridges over the Ohio river above the
mouth of Big Sindy, with spans across
the main channel of three hundred feet.
Resolved, That in the jtingment of this
Convention it is the duty of Congress
MI enact a generaLlaw,,fixing the mint-
Mum height of the span - of bridg'etto be
erected over the navigable Alters In the
United States, specifyiug that the_sparie
of bridges to be erected over thacbannel
of the Ohio river shall not be less than
four hundred feet.
Judge S. F. Miller, from the Commit
tee OD the .removal of the National Capi
tal, made the following report:
Resolved, That the best interests of the
whole people of the United States require
the removal of-the National Capital from
its present location, and that it is the
opinion of thisVonvention some point in
the valley of the Misslisippi should be
selected for its permanent establishment.
Resolved, That we are °Hissed to any
further appropriptions for government
buildings in Washington City, and re
commend that Congress take measures
for the removal of the seat of govern
ment as soon as it may conveniently be
After strong speeches for and against
the resolutions, a motion' to lay them on
the table was carried by a vote 0(46 to 42.
Resolutions in regard to the tacit);
the money market and various other
questions were presented' by various
members. Some were referred to the
various standing Committees, but most
of them laid on the table.
A motion was made to reconsider :the
vote laying on the table the resolution
presented in favor of removing the Cap.
ital. A long and warm debate followed
and finally the motion for reoonsidera
lion was withdrawn.
The Committee on the Mississippi
River and its tributaries made their re
port as follows:
Re-sieved. That the people of the Mis
sissippi Valley, now in Convention as
sembled, do • hereby respectfully and
earnestly petition the honorable Senators
and Represeptattves of the forty-first
Congress to appropriate, at the next sea-
Mon, so much as shall be necessary to
complete the improvements of the
sissippi at the Desmoines and Rooks
Island Rapids and the completion or the
Louisville and Portland Canal at the Falls
of the Ohio. • -
Resolved, That fully appreciating Abe
work now being done at the Bl‘iiZ9 at the'
mouth of the Mississippi under Major
Howell, and the removal of snags and
dredging of sand bars on the lowbr Mis
sissippi, the Missouri and Arkansas riv
ere,' under Major General Warren, and
the removal of obstructions to the nevi
gado of the Tennessee river, under Gen.
Godfrey WeitE9i.ian the Ohio by Colonel
Roberts, the Illinois under Gen. J. H.
Wilson. and' the falls at Alexandria, on
I die -Red river; we dO Most earnestly :
and respectfully ask the members of the
Forty-first Congress to appropriate at
their next session so much as can be ja
diciouely expended in the continued im
provement of the navigation of said
rivers during the next fiscal year. t
Resolved, That we urge upon Congress
the necessity and propriety of passing a
general law regulating the construction
of bridges over the Mississippi river and,
its principal navigable tributaries, fixing'
the minimum width of span of the Main
Water way or channel in the Ohio river
at four hundred feet, and in the Missouri
and tipper Mississippi and allother,nav
igsble tributaries of the Mississippi at
three hundred feet.
Resolved, ?That a committee'of five be
aPpointed to merroralize Congress on
,the improveMent of the navigation of the
Mississippi river and its tributaries.
Resolved, That the thanks of the peo
ple of the MissisialnpiValley aretendered
to the 89th. 40th, and Aist Congress for
the, appeOpriati9hz._granted tly t them:for
the improvenient orthe,viesterti.tiVeri,
• and, espeojagr to those. members , wh o se:
• warm sympathy and earnest oisibet -
tributed so Wiggly , to secure laid-400v ,
-priation4 ~ c.- 5.7
• , .
'ldeation - by , Indiana
„ b u mf o r , are
mentioned in newmfrom Arizona. .
FOUR O'CLOCK, 9..71.
Heavy Freshet in the Allegheny—Forty.
Eight Hoare' Continuous Rain—Rail.
roads Obstructed by Land-Slides—
Bridges Washed Away.
Especial Dispatch to the Pittaburgh Gazette.]
TIDIOUTE, Sept. 8..--7:45 P. II
It has bsen raining steadily at all.
points on the Allegheny river for the
past forty.eight hours, and it is still
pouring down with no sign of ceimation.
A large quantity of lumber has been
`swept away. All the tributaries of the
Allegheny are swollen over their banks.
The river at this point is rising at the
rate of six inches per hour; 'with nine
feet in the channel at this time. A
heavy freshet may be expected at Pitts
burgh, perhaps as great as that of 1865.
The railroads along the river are all
out of order, obstructed by land-slides
and the washing away of bridges.
A vast amount of lumber will be run
out on the present rise.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
PORTLAND, Me., September S.—Senator
Fesseden died at half past six o'clock
this morning. He was sensible until
the hour of death, and had passed a
onafOrtable night until three o'clock.
Physicians were in attendance and did
everything to relieve his sufferings,
which otherwise would have been great
at the close.
Senator Feesenden's funeral will take
place at half-past ten o'clock, Saturday
Contradictory Accounts, of Recent En..
• gageinents.
[By Telt graph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l
HAVANA, September 7.—Cespedes and
Qttesada, with 6,000 men, attacked Los
Tunas, garrisoned by 400 sick and invalid
soldiers. They were repulsed with a
loss of five hundred men, many arms
and flags. It was a complete rout, HD
much so they dared not- oppose the col
umn of Piroursi, only five hundred
streng, which arrived next day with a
large convoy at Los Tunas.
WASHINGTON CITY, Sept. d, 1869.
Advices from the Cuban forces have
been received in this city np to the 20th
nit. In • these letters the friends of
Cubans have accounts of several et. gage
moots which had recently taken place.
The Cubans for sonic, months have in
vested the town of Puerto Principe. On
the 12th General Puelos sent out a force,
numbering 700, as a reconnoitering
party. They were attacked and defeated
with the loss of almost the entire com
mand, in casualtiek deser; ions and pris.
onus. The towni of Puerto Principe is
reported desertett by • General Puelos
troops, who after reitent engagements re
treated to Neuvitas. These letters report
that Valmeseda's forces,, who had
movefl out from Los Tunas, had
attacked the .Cuban troops, who
were concentrating near that point under
General Quesada. The Spanish trcops,
composed of the entire strength of Gen.
Valmaseda's force, and commanded by
Valmaseda in person, consisted of 2.500
regulars and 1,600 volunteers. With this
force General Quesada tt was attacked,
and after an engagement of four
hours tho Spaniards were repulsed
with very severe loss. The Cuban
loss was over one hundred, while that of
Valmaseda was much larger. Velma
seda retreated to Dis Tunas, and under
the cover of the fortifications of 'that
place secured protection for his troops,
the Cubans not being supplied with ar
tillery necessary to attack so formidable
fortifications. The Cubans now occupy
the entire Cinco Villas district and the
territory of the, Eastern Department,
commanded by Gm. Jordan. The Span
ish troops and volunteers occupied the
sea coast towns and mast fortifications.
A fight is reported near Puerto La
Urande.'in which the Spanish forces,
numbering over seven hundred, were de.
feated. It is reported that after the first
fire the troops deserted in a body to the
Cubans, leaving their 'officers, who were
captured and par led by Gen. Vordan.
Gene. Quesada and , Jordan assert their
confidence in the result, and their ability
to secure Cuban independence.
Lily Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
Nsw Yoss, September 8, 1869.
This afternoon ex-Collector , Shook
called at the office of United States Com
missioner Shields, and expressed his
readiness to furnish every facility in his
power to detect the parties who perpe
trated the alleged revenue frauds. As
sessor Cleveland states that ha did not
intend to charge Mr. Shook with
committing the fraud, and believes
him innocent. It is charged that
in August, 1837, H. B Mattawan re
ceived a cheek _for -57;700 from J.. B.
Alexander (St Co:, brokers, in payment
of their taxes , for that year, and ,depose
iced the'mortey in the bank , to his own
credit, but the' firth was not credited
with the amount on the taxi books. J. P.
Abrahams, Assistant Assessor, madethe
assessment, which was not, however, re
turned to the Collector..
Collector Grinnell has requested that
the Hags of all vessels iu port , be dis
played at half , mast to-morrow, in testi
mony of respect to the memory of the
la t e gee. Rawlins. •
The' NeW Yerk Stock Exchange this
afternoon' voted to appropriate trom.the
funds in the Treasury live thousand dot
liars-for the relief of• the widow and chit
tired of Gen: Rawlins; also five thousand
:deltic's., far the sufforers by the Avondale
post 'mine Meltwater. . \ -
t'The..Rawlineitfund here now =vitt
to 1124,6000- 1 .7: •
Mr. Tilurlaw Weed to . -day eieu.t:ta Ma
.14,9ne initidffiedellais for the 'rell gar
Om Avondale mine sufferers. "4-
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l
LoNnox, September B—Lord Elcho,
who has taken a prominent part In
volunteer movements, recently, ha 3 sug
gested a rifle match T etween England
and America.
The Morning Telegraph has an editorial
to-day on the result of the recent rowing
match. It says the merits of systems
will be undecided until Olford crosses
the Atlantic and meets the Atrieri.
can crew on American waters. If Ogord.
is beaten under such circumstances, it
will show, however close the match may
be, the American and. English styles of
rowing. If _Oxford is victarious, it will
show that the Harvards have something
to unlearn.
The Times to-day is indignant over the
late outrages in China. It says “Whether
China understands that it is for its own
advantage to be free to keep order in its
own dominions or not, England is re
solved to insist that it must keep the
Mandarins under proper control.
We shall refuse- the responsibility
of maintaining mace in China, if
there is any foundation for the
suggestion that is trying to deceive
the western powers by a pretended
desire to establish more:direct relations.
It is hard to understand how we should
-enter into war under less favorible'con
ditions. because we abdicated the.unpop
ular office of chastising the provincials
for outrages really the acts of Mandarins
delegated from Pekin. Shottld war arise,
it would be unquestionably ourinterest to
stipulate that a falfilttnent of the terms of
the treaties be assumed solely by the-Chi
nese. Our Government in giving a chance
of success to the. Burlingame mission
may be accomplishing peaceably what it
might be compelled to effect by force.
Present alarms give no cause to dis
trust the recently recognized doctrine,
that is better for foreigners trading with
China to make it the husiness of the cen
tral government to keep to the treaties
and oblige its subjects to do so."
NEW YORE. September B.—The follow
ing dispatches are from private sources:
Pa, is, September. 7.-6 r. u.—The Em
peror lies in the same condition as yes
terday. The rumors with reference to
his health were exaggerated. His. posi
tion is one rather of stagnation than of
convalescence. The weather militates
against him.
6 P. IL—The advices from the Emper
or's household to-day report his condi
tion much improved.
Pants, September B.—The Emperor to
day presided at the Connell of Ministers,
at S: Cloud. His visit to Paris is post
poned until to.morrow. _
The Rarie to-day has reason to believe
that the complete restoration of the Em
;et-WA health landittlit'hand."
Gelfieral Prim ;emains at. Vichy. lie
will return to ANdrid on the 15th inst.
Dt - nvtiv, September 7.-L meeting fa
vorable to amnesty to the Fenbins was
held , at Limerick yesterday. Twenty
five thousand people were,present.
ointiens were adopted, among which
was one asserting that the farmers of
Ireland, would , not accept the Tenant
Right Bill until the political prisoners
were released. ,
Dunn a '
s Sept. B.—Sir John G ray ,y edi
tor of the Freeman's Journal, makes an
appeal to Mr. Johnston, of Belfast, as the
leader of the Orangemen, to co-operate in
the movement for the settlement of the
land question.
MADRID, September S.—lmpact says
the American Minister has not sent any
note to the Spanish Government; point
ing out the possibility of recognition of
the Cdban insurgents as belligerents,
under the pressure.of public opinion in
the UnitefiStates, but be declares that
the filibusters have made immense
progress in gaining American sympathy
and they do not relax their et'arts to
obtain recognition for Cubans.
LONDON, September B.—The steamer
New York arrived out today.
Lo:inox, September B.—The bark Sel
im, from Singapore May 15, for New
York, lass burned at sea. The captain
and crew were saved and landed at St.
The Atlanta, from Aberdeen for New
York, has-put in at -Londonderry leak
ing, and will discharge her cargo.
LONDON, September Br-Evening.—Con
sole for 'money 92%: on account, 92%.
American Securities dull; Five-Twenty
bonds: '62's, 823; '6s's, 823 x,; '67'5.814;
'62's at Frankfort, 86%; Erles, 23k,: Illi
nois, 94.
PARIS, September B—Evening.—Rentes
70f. 27c.
ANTWERP, September B.—Petroleum
Llvzni.ooL, September B.—Evening.
Cotton dull; middling uplands 11%. New
Orleans 133 @13%; sales of 4,000 bales,
2,000 for speculation and 'export. Cali
fornia white wheat lls 2d t red western
No. 298 10d@93 lid. Western flour 25.
Corn: No. 2 mixed 29s 6d. Oats 8a 6d.
Peas 445. Provisions dull. Pork 109.
Beef 90. Lard 725. Cheese 618 3d. Ba
con 625. Naval stores'dull. Rosin: com
mon bs 3d, fines do 16s. Spirits petroleum
80; refined ls 9d. Tallow 47s 60. Tur
pentine 26, Linseed till 33.
Cool Weather— Preibyterfan Unlon
Base Ball Match.
[By Tel , graph V) the Pitt berth Gazette.)
CNIOINNATI, Sept. 8.--The weather is
clear and cool; thermometer a evening,
60 degrees.
The Cincinnati Old School Presbytery.
at the meeting which closed Wednesday,
ratified unanimously the, plan of the
General Assembly on the subject of re
Statistics.of manufactures. nearly corn
pleted under the auspices of the board of
trade, indicate one hundred million dol
lars as thevslue of articles manufactured
here annually. The ' item of clothing
alone rises above ten 'millions.
•SefattOr Sherman arrive-11 to-night en
re 14140 Piqua, where lie speaks to
-.The Olympic base ball slab playa the
blnehmatis a match tomorrow.
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
WASHINGTON, September 8, 1869.
A large number of persons visited the
the War Department to-day to view the
remains of Secretary Rawlins.
Thei heads of the Treasury 'lnman to
day passed resolutions of zeSpect. to the
late Secretary, Rawlins.
The Secretat7 tho Navy hat( orderea
guns to. be fired to-morrow noon at all,
the naval statiobs and crape ;to_ be worn
by, the officers for thirty-days.,
The Mayor of Washingtoo7has issued
prochunation closing the municipal
offices to-morrow. The indications are
that all secular business, throughout the
city will be theri suspended.
The veterans of the 'Soldiers' Home
and survivors of the Mexican war, under
officers of the Association, , wilt partici
pate in the ceremonies of.respect to the
late Secretary; else, the survivors of the
war of 1812. •
This afternoon an unknown party con
sisting of three ladies and a gentleman
visited the corpse of the Secretary of
War and left a beautiful boquet.of Sow=
era and evergreen arranged in the form
of a star, the entire arrangement being
about twenty inches in diameter. Ac
companying it was: a card with
the Ifollowing ipscription: "On this
altar of the greatest sacrifice for
our country's good, the Lone Star
State offers her emblem as incense to re
newed fraternal love. A wayward sis
ter, yet - she is still a sister." The officers
in charge placed the tribute at the foot of
the coffin.. -The remains will be followed
by three hundred carriages, containing
the family, friends, members of Diplo
matic Corps and officials of the Gbvern•
ment, in addition to the military and
various civic associations.
After religious ceremonies at the Con-•
greaslonal Cemetery, a salute of three,
volleys of musketry and twelve guns or
salvos from artillery will be fired.
The funeral pageant will doubtless be'
one of the most solemn and impressive
ever witnessed in this city.
The appointment of Jesse Befit's as
Postmaster at Louisville, Ky., is offi
cially announced.
The President this afternoon appointed
Gen. Sherman to act as Secretary of War
until the vacancy caused by the death of
Gen. Ratilins shall be filled.
' On the 'habeas corpus petition in the
case of Benj. Brown,Ell Wood and oth
ers, on trial before the Military Commis
sion at Calcout, Texas, Chief Justice
Chase has ordered that' further action
upon the petition be suspended until
after the decision -of-the .Yerger habeas
cOrpus case at the.Octoher session of the
Supreme Court. -
Accounts from Richmond - represent
the Interest paid- thus far on the State
debt amounts toabout 8190,000 includina
interest due, and there is now in the
State Treasu ry upwards of e 200,000.
The National Executive Committee of
the Union League will meet'in Philadel
phia on Saturday next.
Wife Shot in the street by Her Husband
—Board of Healtu Business—lmport- -
ant . Action in the Pharmaceutical
,By Telegraph to the Plttsburgn 6azette.l
CHICAGO, September B.—A young man
named David Walsh, a street oar conduc
tor, eight months married, shot and fa
tally wounded his wife on the street last'
evening. The wife had filed a bill of di
vorce, on the ground - that • Walsh had'
another •wife in New York. •
A young man named Lewis A. Uhrig
attempted to pass a forged check on the
Third National Bank to-day. Upon the'
'teller refusing to honor it tThrig ran out
of the Bank at full speed. Toe teller
followed, soon catching him, when he
was handed over to an officer. On Sat
urday last the young scamp . drew two
hundred and fifty' dollars on a forged
check from the same Bank. ' •
Health' , officer Bernam last month
served 4,773 notices of nuisances, of which
4,746 were abated. There were 786 loads
of swill, 403 loads ofai3hes, 417 dead dogs,
40 dead horses and ifour
_dead eon's re
, moved froth the streets.
' At the session of the American Phar-'
macentical Association, last evening, a
Committee appointed for the purpose
Submitted a printed bill to the Associa
tion for the consideration' of the mem-'
bars, to be' presented to the , Legislature.=
providing the members favor ft. Thia
preamble provides that
WHEREAS, the safety and welfare of
the public is endangered by the sale of
poisons by unqualified or ignorant per
sons; and whereat, in all civilized coun
tries it is found necessary to restrict this '
species of traffic and to provide by law,
for the regulation of the- delicate and re
sponsible business of compounding and
dispensing the powerful agents used in ,
medicines; and whereas, the adulter
ation and sophistication of drugs and
medicines is a species of fraud which
should be prevented and suitably pun
lined; therefore be it enacted; fires, that
medicine and poisons be dispensed only
by registered pharmacists; second, that'
no person can become a registered ['her
maciat unless a graduate in pharmacy or
a practicing pharmacist or assistant;
third, definition of the term pharmacist;
fourth, the constitution of a pfiartnacisti
cal board, of which the Governor shall
appoint seven; fifth, duties of the board;
aixthtthe appointment of a regular reg.
istrar of pharmacists; seventh, his duties;
eighth, the registration of pharmacists;
ninth, penalties for collusion; tenth. pen
alty for noreregistration; eleventh■ res
trictions on the sale;of p . olson; twelfth,
dispensing of prescriptions; thirteenth;
&duller:4llon of medicines and the penal
. and appended thereto schedules and
forms fa.. the most complete, carrying
not of the bill. ,
—A snip for libel, with damages laid et
$10,0.00, has been entered agalbst Coin
Mann, proprietor Of the-Mobile Registerf
for alleged defamation of,tbeobaraoter
o f Ntr„ Putnam, Superintendent of the
Public" Schools of that city. Like suite
base. been instituted • against Colonel
Forsyth, of the Regiatir, and author of
We communication..