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__NEWS BY CABLE.
Charles Dickens' Political Creed—Ad
drt ee of Archbishop. r :Cullan—King Vic
tor Emanuel to receive the Empress
Eugene--Death of Cardinal Emanuel
Bento , Rodeciuez—liing of Portugal
and the Epa Dish Throne—London Times
on French Affairs—Lord Llarenden's
Address before the Hartfordshlre Ag..
ricultural Society—lle denounces the
Tenure-of.. Land Law lii Ireland.
f.By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
Lo..foori, September 28.--Charles Dick
ens opened the winter session 'of the
Midlind Institute, Birmingham, last
evening, with a pleasant speech. After
revie wing the history of the institution,
and offenng advice for its future man-,
agement, he tohched upon other Sub- -
jects. The present, he said; was a mate
rialistic age. His-political creed could
be summed up in two articles. His faith
in the people governing was infintessi
-mal,—his faith in the people governed
Archbishop Cullen, in reply to a depu
zens of Wexford, Ireland, said that by
moderating their demands, and not by
interfering, with the legitimate rights of
any class of institutions, the tenants
would enjoy the results of their labor in
Lord Westburg has declined the ap
pointment to the Bench of Court of
Lord Clarendon has returned from
t '. Paris. He delivered an Address before
4 the Hertfordshire Agricultural Society
tonight, in the course of which
he acknowledged that the subject
of the tenure of land in Ireland was a
Momentous and vital one, but it should
mot be considered a party question. The
evils connected with the land system
must be abated. The solution was diffi
cult, but not itnppossible. The Gov
. ernment would not adopt any wild
or subversive scheme. The pro
moters of such a plan were
' • enemies of all equitable settlement, and
no friends to the Irish people. He asked
~. if there was language strong enough to
...t dondemn a landholder who evicted a
! tenant and reaped the whole benefit
1 of the tenants labor and expendi
ture. - This course was too often
followed, and the 4301 must be
abated. He • believed' the rights of
1 1 property should be scrupulously upheld
and its 'duties rigidly enforced by law.
' The Government, he said, intended to
introduce a measure which would com
mand the res ' et, support and praise of
every honest an,
Lord Clarend n, in conclusion, aUuded
1 to the present condition of Europe and
' expressed the conviction that at no time
in the past three years has there been a
fairer prospect of continued peace than
at present. • _
LONDON, September 28.—The Times in
an article on the situation in France
says the coincidence of the Emperor's
sickne and reconstruction of the Gov
' ernme t is -a serious misfortune. The
= energi s of the Emperor lannot - be well
spare at such a crisis. The reforms
coins fortunately while the Emperor
is inc pacitated, and at a time when he
is mdst required. The Speculations of
the *pie on the uncertanties and op-
Wrtnnities of the future are so amour
' aged,l and augment the public disquie
tude.' It the crisis had occurred ten
11 7 312
yea ado, the Emperor could have
Iwo r, to the work the energies he car
ried into the Italian campaign. If
the / experiment had then succeeded,
France would now possess a generation
. of statesmen with some parliamentary
experience. The.only question is, was
. the prospect of success so clear then as
, to justify precipitating instead of post
, poning the trial. The present peril, se
rious in any case, is aggravated by the
Emperor's enfeebled health. But peril
of some kind has been the prospect of the
Government for the past two generations.
Lissmc; September 28.—The Cardinal
.Emmanuel Bento Rodrigueo, Patriarch
of Lisbon, is dead.
The King of . Portugal, in a letter, de
nies that he has any intention of abdi
eating in order to accept the throne of
FLontENcE, September 28.—King Vic
'tor EManuel. and the diplomatic body at
Florefice, will go to Venial to receive the
Empi ss of the Frettch, on her way to
, the E t.
FI. ANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Los iv, Sept. 28.—Eve..—Console, 93;
Amer can securities quiet and steady.
rive-t enty bonds: '658, 834; '67s,
' 8230 ' 2s, 84; Ten-forties. 75%; '62s at
Frank ort, 87%@87%. Eries,23%; Illi
• nols, , ; Atlantic & Great Western, 27%.
Stocky steady. French rentos, 71f 22c.
LIVEBvoOL. Sept. 23.—Cotton firmer;
middling uplands at 12%@12%; New
Orlea s at 12%®12%: sales 10,000 bales.
• Califo la white wheat 10s 84; red west.-
.ern 9 4d Western Flour 248. Corn,
mixed, 2866 d. Oats -Os 6d. Peas 44s 6d.
Fork i ills. Beef 89a. Lard 74s 6d.
Cheese 635. Bacon 658 6d. Petroleum
unchti ged. Naval stares dull. Linseed
oil, 53 gonads, 55 Sterling. •
LON ow, Sept. 28 .— Tallow . 475. Cal
cutta inseed 635. •
• As sir. Sept. 28.—Petroleum 56%f.
HAVRE, Sept. 28.—Cotton steady at
bppostuoit to the Exclusion of the Bible
from the Public Schools.
'EBY Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
CINCISNATI, Sept. 28.—A. large meet
ing was held in Pike's, Opera House to.
aught for action against the exclusion of
the Bible from the public schools. There
were thousands present, and many came
and went away, who could not get in.
WOL Rsinsay and Geo. R. Sage, of the
Cincinnati bar, and Revs. Dr. Wiley
and. B. W. Ohldiew spoke. Resolutions
favoring the Bible in schools, and ask
ing the Board not to act on the matter till
after the spring elections, were passed
—Nlationey's kerosene factory in Brook.
lyn was burned Monday afternoon. boss
—Capt. Somerby, of the Eighth Caval
ry, on a scouting . expedition, killed
- - ,
—John Barge was dangerously cut by
a man named James Dean, at Cincinnati
yesterday, in a quarrel. --
Johnston, Conservative. 'was
elected to the Legislature, from Alexan
dria county, Va., yesterday.
—Wm. Byrne, a young man, com
mitted suicide at- St. Louis yesterday.
His parents reside in New York.
=A, slight frost visited Raleigh,.N. C.,
yesterday morning, but no damage was
done to the crops. Tobacco planters are
a little uneasy.
—Gov. Walker, of Virginia, has ap-
pointed nine delegates to the Southern
CommerciAMtivention. The attendance
promises to be very large.
—Great preparations are being made
for the approaching State Fair at Ral-
eigh, North Carolina, and the prospects
are that it will be a grand affair.
—A jury in the Massachusetts Supreme
Court has awarded $17,950 damages to S.
0. Pollard, against the town of Wabum,
for permanent injuries received by the
plaintiff from a defect in the highway.
—George Springer, who was com
mitted to jail in Lawrence, Mass., last
May, for placing an obstruction on the
track of the Lowell, and Lawrence
Railroad, hung himself Monday night.
—Arizona advlces, of the 11th of Sep
tember, say a band of one hundred Indi
ans attacked the teams hauling ore from
the Vulture mine, killing two Mexicans,
wounding two and capturing sixty-three
—The Board of Examiners at the 1 , 4 aval
Academy admitted, yesterday, as cadets,
John Farnsworth, of Illinois; Wm. A.
Northcote, of West Virginia, and Charles
B. T.,Moore, of Illinois. There were no
admiSaions on Monday.
—The number of entries at the Indiana
State Fair are much larger than last
year. The show of horses, cattle and
sheep 1s unusually large. The weather
Is fine, and there is every prospect for
the most successful fair since the war.
• —Judge Benjaman S. Cowen died at
St. Clairsville, Ohio. Monday evening,
on his seventy•seventh birth day. He
was stricken with paralysis on Friday
evening last. He lived, an honored and
useful life, and his loss will be deeply
—Two-thirds of the town of Port Dal
housie, Canada, was destroyed by fire
yesterday morning. The principle suf
ferers were Messrs. Cole and Wood. who
each lose about $9,000. Ten stores and
dwellings were consumed. Total loss
associated banks of Boston have
informed their non-resident stockhol
ders, that by a recent decision of the
Supreme Court of Massachusetts they
must pay the State tax upon their ;hares.
These are now two taxes assessed for the
years 1858 and 1869.
—Seerum, a friendly Indian Chief of
one of the principal tribes, was attacked
by a drunken white man and seriously
injured. He has sworn vengeance against
the whites, summoned his tribes to arms
and committed several murders and de.
—Herzog, the famous running horse
that made a mile in one forty-three and a
half, the best time on record, died yes
terday afterntion.at Buckeye track, near
last May, he achieved
that triumph. Hls owner rufused /15,000
for him within a week.
—One of the Miamia powder mills, five
miles north- of Xenia, Ohio, exploded at
three o'clock Monday afternoon, killing
a colored employe named Thurston,
prostrating five buildings, and injur
ing the dwellings near. The telegraph
wires were torn down.
—Samuel Dryden, a prominent citizen
of Johnston county. Mo., is suspected as
the murderer of Mr. Cox and, his wife,
near Kingsville last week, mention of
which was telegraphed a few !days ago.
Dryden was the owner of the farm upon
which Cox lived. He has fled the coun
try, but officers are in pursuit of him.
—The Grand ',Age of Odd Fellows, in
session at San Francicco. adjourned sine
die yesterday. Vice President Colfax
was present and was introduced to the
Members. The Grand Sire,
worth, was presented with ,a diamond
ring set in gold from the filings of the
last spike. The Grand Secretary, Mr.
Rid rely. was presented with a cane by
the California brethren.
—An examination was held at New
York, on Monday, in the case of John
E, Gould, the Wall street broker who is
accused of outraging the person of Mrs.
Anna Meade, of No. 73 President street,
Brooklyn. The complainant was cross
examined at ledgth by counsel for de
fense, who sought to damage hsr repu
tation by a :aeries of singular questions.
The examination was not concluded.
—Senor Lemns, the Cuban Minister,
states that there is not a single sentence
in the Cuban constitution which contem
p'atea anything but absolute and une
quivocal freedom to the slaves of the
island. The Republican leaders, long
before the adoption of the constitution,
emancipated their slaves, and wherever
the army of the Republic marches free
dom is proclaimed to all of everyk color.
—The liabilities of Clark Holt, of Rock
ville, Conn., a large manufacturer, and
President and Treasurer of the Tolland
County Insurance Company, are much
larger than supposed when his business
irregularities and defalcations were dis
covered a short time ago. A full inves
tigation indicates they will reach - a
quarter of a *million. Mr. Holt's where
abouts is unknown. The soundness of
the Insurance Company is not affected.
—lt is stated that the Cuban privateer
Hornet, which sailed some time ago
from the British Provinces, where she
was detained for a time, is on her way to
Cuba, if she has not already arrived
there. It is the intention of her coin
mender to keep a sharp look out for
Spanish transports carrying troopti to the
island, and also for the regular steamers
plying between Havana and Spain, and
carrying the Spanish dg. The Hornet
is a fast sailing vessel, and can probably
get away from any Spanish man-otwar
she cannot tight. It is thought by the
Cubans that the Hornet can engage
most"of the vessels in the Spanish navy,
with two or three exceptions. She will
take her prizes into Mexican portsthat
country having acknowledged the bel
hgerent rights of the Cabana.
PITTSBURGH, W EONESDAY, SEPTENIBER 29, 1869.
POUR cretiocK, .1. .71.
C By Te:egraph to tte Pittsburgh Gazette.
WASHINGTON, September 28, 1869
DIINIST.iR TO CHINA.
Fredrick F. Law,. of California, has
been appointed Envoy Extraordinary,
and Minister Pienepotentiary to China.
At noon the Cabinet met, bat the only
members present were Secretaries Bout
well and Cox, and Attorney, General
Hoar. Assistant Secretary of State,
Davis, and Assistant Postmaster General
Earle, representing the heads of their
Dedication of the National Military Asy
lum—Description of the Edifice—Elo
quent and Patriotic Speech of General
Butler—Touching . Tribute to the Mem
ory of the Gallant Dead.
CGy Telegraph to the Mein= Guette.l
MILWAUKEE, September 28.—The new
building of the National Military Asp
Inm, to be located here, was dedicated
yesterday. The building presents a tine
appearance from the exterior, and in its
neatness, beauty of finish, and complete
ness of appointments, is a model. It
is in the form of a cross, and when
the wings are completed, will have
a frontage, of IWO hundred and forty feet.
The entrance is in the center, and opens
into a corridor, upon the east and west of
which are the spacious reception rooms
and offices. The accommodations are
sufficient to contain comfortably five
hundred inmates: The dedication was
informal, the more imposing ceremonies
being omitted on account of the death of
Gen. Rawlins, who was a member of the
Board of Managers.
Gen. Butler, of Mass., and President of
the Board of Managers, delivered the ad-.
dress, as follows.
Friends and Fellow-Citizens :—ln be
halt of my associates, the Board of Mana
gers, I bid you welcome to the National
Home of the disabled soldier in Wiscon
sin. [Applause.] Welcome, welcome,
frienus of the soldier. I trust you will
be ever held very 'welcome here.
Here in this magnificent building pra
vided by the liberality of the General
Government of the United States for the
maimed, and disabled defenders of the
country. This is but one of the institu
tions by which the Government is en
deavoring to carry out the protniscs
which we made to the soldier during the
war; that when the war was over he
should be provided for; and here
I you have the evidence of the
care of the Government. I wish every
soldier, and every soldier's friend, to un
derstand that Ibis institution is not a
charitable institution, except in fhe very
noblest meaning of the phrase. The sol
diers of the country have earned this by
their valor and sufferings, and it belongs
to them. More than chat—it comes
from them—the very. ,funds appro
priated by Congress for this
building come from the stoppages,
and tines, and forfeitures of the deserter,
. and thus the bad soldiers are compelled
to make the homes for the good ones.
I[Applause.] Therefore let no soldier
coming here understand that he is coming
to an alms house. He is coming to his
own home, earned richly, earned by him,
and iti is his forever, with the
single condition that he shall so conduct
himself in it, that it indeed shall be a
home for himself, and others. That is the
only condition we impose. Such Is the
only discipline we moan here to enforce.
We desire to have the soldier realize
that there Is no discipline or law for gov
erning here that shall do anything more
than keep order and good, conduct for the
welfare of all.
It has not been thought, fellow-citi
zens, prover on the part of the Board of
Managers that we should, at this time,
make any considerable demonstration of
ceremonies in the formal dedication 'of
,his hall. There are memories so sad
connected with the hour—sad to our
selves—that seem to forbid it. Death has
twice entered the Board of Managers and
taken away it% most valued members.
The first and eatliest pioneer of this en
terprise of benevolence, him to whom
you owe to-day, citizens of Milwaukee,
the tact that this:institution is here to
beautify and grace your city; your late,
beloved fellow citizen,Col. Walker, who
was-taken away In lle promise of his
usefulness as an assoviaP3 in the cause of
the the disabled soldier. And now death
has again entered our board, and taken
one whom we loved and revered as an
associate, and to whom .the whole
country gave greatful — tribute for his
services, the late Secretary of War, Gen.
John A. - Rawlins.
In view.of our own and the nation's
bereavement, it would seem fitting that
there should not be anything more than
the sober festivities belorging to this oc
casion, when the w a bole nation is bowed
in grief at the loss 8f that patriot, soldier
and Christian statesman—the friend of
Liberty and Equal Rights all over the
world—who, with 'his dying lips, pro
claimed his devotion to the cause of
Freedom to all mankind.
Gov. Fairchild, Gov. Smythe, Matt.
Carpenter and others, made short
speeches, when the flag was raised, and
a-salute fired. The grounds were much
admired by the distinguished guests
Fair at Altoona.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
ALTOONA,, Pa., *September 28.—The
first annual exhibition of the Altoona
Park Association is a magnificent dis•
play, and the fair a grand success. The
entries were far beyond the expectations
of the managers. The floral display is
admitted by good judges to be the finest
ever seen in Western Penntryiyania. The
entry of stock ' embreeefettie finest the
country produces. „lit. Brat -Autos
races three horses were, entered for the
premium of fifty fitillarst* gentlemen*
driving horse, sulky or wagon; best three
in five, won by McCartney's daprde gray.
Time: first heat, 3:263;;
third, 3:03. Three horses are entered
for the grand trot on Thursday for a punie
of 1760; time to be below 2:30. - The track
is admitted by old jockeys to be the beet
in the State.
New York Republican Convention—
Speculations as to the Nowlin es—Pith
of tile Resolutions to be Adopted.
(By Telegraph to the FRU:burgh Gazette.l
SYRACUSE, September L'S —The hotels
are crowded with delegates to the Repub•
lican state Convention, which meets to.
morrow. Horace Greeley has been here,
and is strongly supporting the nomina
tion of Gen. Frank Sigel, for Secretary of
State. Mr. Greeley will not, however,
attend the convention. It is said Sigel
has telegraphed that if is name is used
in the convention, be w uld rather have
it for State Engineer. It is expected that
the business of the convention will be
completed tomorrow. ! John A. Grin.
wold will be its permanent President.
LATER —Geo. W. Curtis is now called
for Secretary of State, and Gen. Sigel for
- ridnight —"'" Itfor
Midnight —The platform
to-night will be substantially as follows:
In favor of equal suffrage to all pfiaple,
without distinction of race or color; in
favor of the filfteenth amendment; sym
pathizing with all oppressed people
everywhere; sympathizing with the
people of Cuba in their , efforts
to relieve themselves from the
yoke of a government in which
they ; have no representation, and
urging that whenever, In the opinion of
the administration they h we establish( :d
their status as a belligerent power they
be recognized as such by our Govern
ment.a Also that when t ey have achiev
ed theirini ependence and desire an
nexation to the Unit States, they
be so annexed; in - favor of the
payment of the national debt is full in
coin, and denouncing all schemes or pre,
texts for repudiation in every form; de
nouncing corrupt legislation • and
corru ptionists, and repudiating all
Republicans who join with Demo
crats , to pass corrupt measures ;
denouncing the election frauds perpe:
trated last fall, and charging the Demo.
crats with being responsible far them;
denouncing the Democratic party fcr its
opposition to all measnres for preventleg
such frauds, and Gov. Hoffman for his
signature to such corrupt measures.
The following is the ticket as indicated
by the sentiment prevailing at this time:
Secretary of State,,Geo. W. M. Curtis;
Comptroller, James 0. Putnam; Attor
ney General, Charles Andrews; Treasuer,
T. J. Chatfield; State Engineer, Franz
Sigel; Canal Commissioner, ' Stephen
Tbayl; State Prison Inspector, John R.
Vance; Judges`of Appeals, Woodruff and
Labor Reform Cotiventiou—New Ticket
In the trield.
WORCESTER, Mass., September 28.
The State Labor. Reform Convention was
attended by two hundred and eighty
delegates, representing all the •counties
except Dukes and Nantucket. The main
Purpose of the Convention was the
formation of a new political party
In the interests of the working
men. Resolutions were adopted de
nouncing all laws creating distinctions
In favor of color, condition, nationality,
or pursuit; in.iisting upon lle reduction
of the hours of labor at the public ox
pause, to eight hours per day; demand
ing of all candidates for office a pledge to
support a law prohibiting manufacturing
corporations employing females and
minors over ten hours per day;
favoring the taxation of all bonds
and securities; opposing the ktitroduc.tion
into the country of a sandlot race to de
grade and cheapen labor; and asserting
that the recognition:of the claim of the
bondholders that the national debt is
payable in coin only, is a clear repudi
ation of the national faith.
The following nominations were made:
Governor, E M. Chamberlain, of Boston;
Lieutenant Governor, James Chattawav,
of Springfield; Secretary of State. S. B.
Pratt. of Randolph; Treasurer, N. W.
Stoddard, of North Bridgewater; Attor
ney General, Charles. Cawley, of Lowell;
Auditor, Joseph L. G. Lines, of Haver
None of the gentlemen named have
been prominent in political matters._
The action of the convention is not like-.
13 , to make much change in the present
political aspect of the State.
Republican Meeting in Bedford, Pa.
BEDFORD, Pa , September ?S.—The
Republican meeting here is large and
enthusiastic. Senator Sigham made an
able and eloquent speech. Scull's nom•
ination for Senate was unanimously ap
State Fairs—Man Killed—one Newspa
per Defunct, and Two. Others to
Spring, trout its Ashes—Corn Crop
Injured by Frost.
tar •felegraoh to the rittsburat. Gazette.l
CHICAOO, September 28.—Faibred by
good weather, the Illinois aud Wisconsin
State Fairs are in the foil tide of success.
Entries at the former Fair will number
four thousand, and every department Is
well tilled. At the latter. Fair articles
are arriving in quantities beyond any
former precedent. The attendance at
both Fairs is very large.
A Norwegian carpenter, named Chris.
tian Oieson, thirty.two years old, was
instantly killed this morning by falling
from the fifth story of a building on
which he was at work.
The Office and material of the Abend..
Zertung newspaper is still in the hands
of the Sheriff.
It is now stated that two daily 'papers,
in the German language, both to support
the People's Municipal ,Ticket, - wiil i
spring Lout the ashes of the defunct
Frosts have occurred in various por
tions of this State, in some instances se•
rionsly injuring the corn crop, which is
generally two or three weeks behind in
C By Telegraph to the Pltteburgh Gazettei
SAN FRANC/SOO, Sept. 23.—Ex-Secreta
ry Seward returned here to day. His
progrese through the Southern. portion
of the State Was an ovation,. He sails for
Mexico on Thursday.
Numerous tires nave occurred in the
city during the past few days, causing
great destruction of property.
,"The first rail on the Truckee and Vir
glide Railroad was laid to-day.
Work on Sutro tunnel commenced
At the cricket match today between
the Tied Stocking Eleven of Cincinnati,
against all California Eleven, Red Stock-
ings scored in one innings 118, to 79 in
two innings by all California, winning
the game by long odds.
NEW YORK CITY
[By Telegranh to the I'Rttir;h uarette.J
NEw i or.K, September 28, 18459
The New York State Tobacco Manu-
facturers' Association to day adopted
resolutions in favor of raising the price
of manufactured tobacco.
The steamer Westphalia, from Ham•
burg, arrived to day.
The Committee appointed by the Gold
Room to adjust the accounts of Friday
last, have been busily engages all even
ing at the banking house of Jay, Cook 'it
Co. The work cannot be completed to
night, as statements' have yet been
furnished by only about two hun
dred and fifty Out of the three
hundred members of the Ex
change. The work of adjustment
is proceeding oh, the basis of 185
for all contracts made on Friday, except
those of Belden & Co., whose accounts
have been thrown out, and who are gen
egallyspoken of by the brokeris as None
• up." Very few persons outside of the
Committee are present. and there is no
as talked of
A majority of the brokers adjusted
their accounts before the Committee of
the Gold Room to-night, withodt asking
any abatement. The statement of Heath
& Co. was received. Smith, Gould, Mar
tin & Co. called on the Committee and
stated that their account would be sent in
immediately. The Committee are still
engaged at one o'clock.
Points of Fact lathe Cuban Business
A letter rom Washington says: The
course of the managers of this cause in
New York and in Washington is disgust
ing. They hesitate at no misreprescnta:
tion, manufacture accounts of battles,
originate dispatches to incense Spain, in
short stop at nothing which will involve
this Government in trouble. Their deal
ings are far from what should character
ize- the leaders of such a movement as
they claim theirs to be.
Further, nothing is more remote from
the thought of the administration than to
seek war with any power. Nothing but
Circumstances clearly involving the honor
of the nation will bring it about. Presi
dent Grant is, within the proper applica
tion of the term to national affairs, for
peace. All branches of the Government
are bending their energies to reducing
collecting the revenue and
paying the debt. The results of this
policy are just beginning to appear, and
the people are everywhere rejoicing over
a real success in public retrenchment and
in the steady redaction of the debt. A
mere declaration of war, or even an
active preparation in view of the possibil-
ties of war, would immediately destroy
the whole work thus far accomplished - .
. There is one feature of the Cuban
ness which has attracted but little - atten:
Lion. The information which the Gov
ernment has upon the subject proves that
a very large majority of the Americans
engaged in the movement de ex-Confed
erates. This is true alsa of the parties op
erating in New York. The whole affair
is little more than an old fashioned
filibustering expedition, and has few
other claims to the recognition of the
Govcrnment than had those bands of
marauders which were so popular at the
South.. before their rebellion gave them
work to do at home.
The Magnetic Spring in Michigan
The "Magnetic Spring' . at St Louis,
Michigan, is now entirely a myth, not a
speculative job, if we may iu ilge from
the accounts. The spring is at St. Louis,
Gratiot country, north of St. John, which
is on the Detroit and Milwaukee ailway.
The Grand Rapids Eagle says:
The accommodations at St. Louis are
passable and the charges not over a dol
lar - a day. The hotels and boarding
houses full, and their is an increasing
demand for additional facilities. During
the last week there were about one hun
dred inva!ids there from different sec
tions of the country. The company own
ing the well have erected a bath house
containing six rooms for the use of which
a moderate fee is charged, the water is
free to all, and quantities of it are carried
oil daily. There seems to be no doubt of
the powerful properties of the water. Cer
tain it is that it is a strong diuretic, and
for all diseases of the kidneys it gives
quick relief. Mr. Ilike was there a
week and returned feeling better than
fora long time previous. The water is
I very pure, clear, cold and delightful to
drink and excellent for washing and
bathing purposes. It has many of the
properities of the noted chalybeate waters
of Europe, those at Brighton, Vichy and
Kissengen. Of its electrical or magnet
lad qualities, there is no donbt. The
discovery of this spring is an event in
the history of this State, only equalled in
importance by the discovery of the silt
.. Professor Agassiz Confounded a
The oration of Professor Agassiz upon
the character of Humboldt, delivered in
Boston recently, reminds us of an anec
dote never yet put in print. A pompous
Mayor of a western city said to him that
he had himself been deeply - interested in
science, but ' the pressure of
business had prevented its purse t. "I
became a banker, sir, and I am what I
am." The style of grandeur in which
the words were uttered is indescribable.
Agassiz immediately recited his own early
history; how his- father had provided a
place for him in a , bank on his leaving
college; how he had begged first for one
year more of study, then for another, and
when he got a third his fate was fixed.
"And, air. W.," said Agassii, , "if it had
not been for that little firmness I should
to-day have been nothing but a banker."
Somehow the Mayor looked rather fool
ish. .• • - •
—The International Union locomotive
firemen are holding thair forifth annual
convention in Cincinnati. Forty dele.
gates are in attendanoe. The proceed
ings are profoundly secret.
—There was a light frost in Richmond,
Ya., last evening. Reports from the
tobacco growing regions say , the frost Is
is light there, and the to ba cco is not
lowA is sending large herds of cattle
to winter in Southern Illinois.
Wl'mix the last three years seven per
sons have been killed in going into men
agerie cages and facing lions and tigers.
THE latest local sensation in New York
is that of a conductor on the -Sixth
Avenue Railroad who is said to be worth
several millions, more less.
Beartimorm, Pa.", a number of Eu
ropean capitalists are negotiating for the
purchase of lands in the Lehigh Valley,
on which to erect extensive iron works.
SOMEBODY reports the following as
Humboldt's opinion of Bayard Taylor :
"Of all the men I ever knew he has trav
eled most, and knows least of the coun
tries that he has visited."
THE Methodist Episcopal church in
Clinton, lows, is to have a bell which
will weigh two thousand pounds or
over. The people are subscribing for it
by cents and fractions of cents per pound.
If the bell should weigh four thousand
pounds, subscribing - one cent will give
$4O towards it. .
OUT of the ten men under arrest at
Jackson, Mississippi, for the attempted
rescue of Col. Yerger,. seven are ex•rebel
:Virginians, enlisted at Richmond. One
of the soldiers' wives implicated knew
Mrs; Verger -before the war. Seven
thousand dollars were to be distributed
among the conspirators.
A SLANDEn CASE is on trial before the
New London county, Ct.. Superior
Court, the parties being the Rev, Harris
Howard and Gilbert B. Allen, both of
Ledyard. It is charged that Allen said
he "wouldn't go to hear the old mutton
head preach," or something of that sort,
and Mr. Howard sues him for defamation
of character, laying his damages at $5,000 . :
Mn. Hmax ARNOLD, . living near Kal
amazoo, Mich., a few days 'since' issued
invitations to the poor childriPr of that
city ' just outside the village,s'and
would give them fifty bushels of peaches:
This liberal offer was generally accepted,
and many of those who are unable to
purchase fruit for once had their wants
supplied without price.
DA2STEL WEBSTER once wrote, after
continued provocation, to an editor who
accused him of not paying his debts: "It
is true that I have not always paid my
debts punctually, and that I owe money.
One cause cf this is that I have not
pressed those who owe me - for pay. As
an instance of this, I inclose your father's
note, made to me thirty years ago, for
money lent hits to educate his &fps."
Tim venerable Anna Bishop, famed as
a vocalist in antediluvian days, has been
rusticating among the bones of the mas
todons and other fossils who mete totem.
poraries, on the Hudson: She says she
will stnz no more in public. In her pro
fessional capacity she has traveled quite
around the globe, and at one time, after a
shipwreck in the Indlim Occan, journey.
ed fourteen hundred miles in an open
.A GREAT fire has been raging for the
past three weeks, in the Cypress Swamp,
in Sussex county, Del., and forests,
fences, houses, barns, corn-fields and •
pastures have been destroyea. Nothing
but a good soaking rain can stay the pro
gress of the flames. Nearly a million of
bushels of huckleberries grew in the
swamp last year, and the Sussex Journal
says there will not be one hundred'
bushels next year. Ditching has been
resorted to in some places In order to
save houses and barns, but such a body
of fire, when the earth is parched and
dry, is really unmanageable.
A SENSIBLE suggestion is made by an
English druggist, whose professional ob
servation has show that many lives which
might be saved are annually lost through
ignorance. He proposes that, in addition
to the warning label "poison,"aon all
packages containing dangerous sr b
stances, sold at drug stores, there should.'
-alWays be printed or inscribed the com
mon names of the proper antidotes for
each class of poison. In almost every
case, if tie - knowledge of these antidotes
were immediately available to those
first informed of accidental or intentional
poisoning, they would be used before a
physician could be snmmoncd, and the
chances of success would be infinitely
improved by the saving of time.
- A WASHINGTON special states that early
on Friday morning last Secretary Bout
well received a dispatch from Jay Gould,
-loan of $BOO,OOO in currency,
on - collateral security of bonds, at the
same time calling the Secretary's atten
thin to' the fact that he (Gould) was the
President of the Erie Railroad. He
gave as a reason for this singular request
that the Erie road was now engaged to
heavy improvements in Ohio, and that
the currency was needed to pay the hands,
who would otherwise go unpaid, a calam
ity, in the view of Gould, (in conse
quence of the great dissatisfation it would
produce,) which would be injurious on
the eve of an election, especially when it
became known that the l'reasury had any
quantity of currency locked up.
Gould made other efforts to obtain cur
rency, but Secretary Boutwell did not
deem it proper to furnish capital for specu
lation on the present condition of affairs
in Wall street.
SUPERINTENDENT ICKNNEDY, Of New
York, calls attention to the doings of a
well-dressed young man who has started
a nice little trade of his own. This gen
teel youth reads the • newspapers, and
whenever he hears of a case of myste
rious disappearance" gets a description
of the missing person and calls on the
family, representing himself as a detec
tive, and gives bogus information of the
lost one, for which be wants to be 'paid.
Mr. Kennedy makes the following re
quest, which people will do well to heed:
"In order that the operations 'of this
swindler, or any of his class, may be
speedily terminated, the friends of miss
ing persons are respectfully requested
when any such representation is made by
an unknown person, accompanied by a
demand for, or intimated expectation of
receiving reward or compensation for the
information; to cation the nearest police
man, who will bring him to this office to
have his statement tested."