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L Thomas, and Elijah Thomas wenfdown, it being Morris' second trip, for the pur pose 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. deed. 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. •THE DISTRESSING PARTICULARS. 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 afternoon. 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. KEOKUK. 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 re , 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. Third—lmmtgradon. 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. Third—lmmigration. 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 adopted. 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 k val. of the Capital, The resolution wastidopted and t e fol. lowing.gentlemen'appointed: 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- PITTSBURGH, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1869. 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 - AFTERNOON :SESSION. 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 o'clock. • Mr. Swift, of St. Louis, offered the fol lowing; 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 same. 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 done. 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. . SECOND EDITM. FOUR O'CLOCK, 9..71. TIDIOUTE. 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. DEATH OF SENATOR FESSENDEN, (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 morning. LATEST FROM CUBA. 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. NEW YORK CITY. 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. . \ - 4\ 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- NEWS BY CABLE. By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l GREAT BRITAIN. 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." FRANCE. 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. IRELAND. 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. SPAIN. 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. 11==1 MARINE NEWS. 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. Helena. The Atlanta, from Aberdeen for New York, has-put in at -Londonderry leak ing, and will discharge her cargo. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. 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 55%. 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. CINCINNk'TI 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 union. 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 mOrrow -.The Olympic base ball slab playa the blnehmatis a match tomorrow. NUMBER 207. THE CAPITAL. By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.] WASHINGTON, September 8, 1869. VIEWING THE REMAINS. A large number of persons visited the the War Department to-day to view the remains of Secretary Rawlins. RESPECT TO THE LATE WAR 1180RETART. 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., SIISPZNOION OF BMIUNESS. 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. APPOINTMENTS 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. +CTIOIP POSTPOI:IED. ' 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. - .VIRGINIA STATE INTEREST. 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. NATIONAL 'UNION LEAGUE. The National Executive Committee of the Union League will meet'in Philadel phia on Saturday next. CHICAGO Wife Shot in the street by Her Husband —Board of Healtu Business—lmport- - ant . Action in the Pharmaceutical Convention. ,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 ty; . 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 nel 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..