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Wittidrawn—Paraguayans Defeated in Two Engagements—President Lopez a Fugitive and Declared an Outlaw— Matters_ Between Turkey and Egypt SeiXied—A Royal Visit. rsy Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.) SPAIN. MADRID, September 29.—At the Coun cil of Ministers held here to-day, Mar shal Serrano presiding, it was agreed to propose to the Cortes the election of the Duke of Genoa as King of Spain. The press, without exception, have re ceived with great enthusiasm, the letter of the Kink of Portugal, declining to be • a - candidate for the Spanish throne. It is reported that formidable bands of Republicans are concentrated in Cata lonia, and the Government =has: dis patched troops there. Lorinox, September .29.—The Times' Paris correspondent asserts that'there is but little hope of a compromise between Spain and the Cubans. The sentiments of - both parties are heard here. The Spanish government says in so many words: Lay down your arms and send deputies to the Cortes. If you will be as Canada, we are willing. If yeti, desire independence, we don't say no—the mat ter .may be arranged—but disarm._ Spins' i:notto is nothing but compulsion. . MADRID, September 29.—1 t is reported in official circles that the recent note of Minister Sickles has been withdrawn. SOUTH • AMERICA Lisson . , Sept. 29.—The mail steamship from Rio•Janeito - has 'arrived with ad vices from Paraguay to the 22d of August. On the 18th the allied army attacked the forces of President Lopez, which were entrenched at Curuquatty. The Paraguayans were entirely defeat ed, losing one thousand killed and three hundred prisoners. Twelve cannon were also captured. Lopez, with the remain der of his army f fled to Ignackm, a ilhort distance away. On the 21st he was again attacked by the' allies, and again de feated, losing in the engagement twenty five cannon. • Count Deu, the General commanding the allies, at last advims was closely pur suing the fugitives. Owing to these vic tories the Paraguayans were compelled to *abandon all theirsteamers, these sub- Beg neatly fell into the hands of the allies. Forty-four of the British subjects who had lately been held in confinement by Lopez, were promptly liberated: - The Provisional Government at Asuncion had declared Lopez an outlaw. The news from Rio Janeiro is to the 7th inst., and frilly confirms the flight of Lopez. FRANCE. BORDEAUX, September 29.—A fire broke oat here last evening among the shipping, and hefore, it was _ subdued thirty vessels, laden] with petroleum, were consumed. Loss heavy. PArus, September 29. —The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived here- ; to-day and were received by the Emperor, Two\accomplices in the recent murder of the Trappluann family have bees ar rested; TURK CONSTANTINOPLE, September 28—The meditation of the great Powers of Europe in matters at issue between Turkey and Egypt have been satisfactorily settled. None of the points presented save one offered any difficulty. MARINE- NEWS: Sotrrnatt.erox, September 29.—The steamship Dutchess, for• New York, took 24,000 pounds of specie on American ac- LoNno3r, September 29 —The steamers -SL-Laurent and City of Antwerpt, from New York, and krussian, from Quebec, have arrived out. , FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. LONDON, Sept. 29—Evening.--Consols, 93. American securities quiet. Five- Twenty Bonds: '628, 84; do. i 678, 8'2%; do. 7 655, 83%; 10-40 s, 75%. Brim, 23; Il linois, 93%; Atlantic £ Great Western, LIVERPOOL. Sept. 29.—Cotton market easier; middling uplands 12V,s and Or , leans 12%5; sales 8,060 bales. Cali fornia white wheat 10s 7d; red western 9s 4d®9B sd. Western flour 21s. Corn; No. 2 mixed 29s 6d. Oats 3s 6d. Peas 448 Bd. Pork -110 s. Beef 89s. Lard 745. Cheese 635. Bacon 65s 6d. Produce un changed. LONDON, Sept. 29.—Tallow 478 ®47s 3d. S111;ar 393 6d@39s 9d on spot; easier afloat at 283 6d(g28.8 9d. Linseed Oil £3l suer- th WARVE„ Septeinber ten quiet. ANTWERP, September 29—Evening.— Petroleum firm at Mg frames. Panes, September 29 Evening. Bourse dell. Rentes7ll. 7c. PHILADELPHIA. iricee—Two Churches Damaged—Meet . ing of the lrish National Republican `_.Association. ag Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.) • PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29.—The New Jerusalem church, on Cherry' street, be. low Twenty-thlrd, was damaged by Are this morning. , The church of the United Brethren, In the Twentieth ward, was also dam aged by_ another Are , which burned a cabinet slop and damaged two dwellings. A quorum of the Executive Committee of - the Irish National Republican Ass°. elation, in consequence of the defection of their Chairman,have issued a call for a meeting of that ody in New York, on the 20th of October. Members from all the States and Territories are expected to attend. Halifax. (By Telegraph to the Fitteburgh Gatette.] HALIFAX, September 29.—The British war steamer Albatross has arrived here, having yellow fever on board. She re ports two deaths at Bermuda. BRIEF TEL EGRAXS. —The estimated wheat crop of Montana is 55,000 bushels. —George Peabody sailed in the steamer Scotia yesterday for Europe. ' —The Philadelphia City Council, now at Columbus, will arrive in Cincinnati to-day. —Herzog, the celebrated race horse, was buried on Buckeye race course yes terday. —The women pantaloon makers of Boston are organizing to strike for higher wages. —Col. Eldridge has received a charter for the Memphis, Springfield Jr, Kansas City Railroad through•Arkansu. —The weather in Cincinnati yesterday was clear—thermometer 51 in the morn ing, 63 at noon, and 56 in the evening. —The IndianJlepredations continue in Montana. Nearly every herd of stock has been runoff in the vicinity of Silver City, and some murders committed. —The Wade House and Elevator of George W. Schenebly, at Masaville, near Peoria Illinois, was burned yesterday. Loss fifteen to twenty thousand dollars. Insured for $9,000 in Easteruoffices. —A man named John Wheeler. while engaged in cleaning out, a well near Al ton, Illinois, . Monday afternoon, was smothered to death by foul air. He lived in Upper Alton, was an Englishman and thirty years old. —Senator Wilson contemplates intro ducing a bill at the next session of Con cress to stop the operations of gold gam blers in Wall street. He designs to make it a penalty to sell or purchase gold un less the full amount of coin sold is ac tually delivered. —Gov. Campbell, Gov. Bross, Lord Paget, and a number of army officers, made an excursion from Cheyenne over the completed portion of the Denver-Pa cific Railroad. The work was consider ed satiafactory, and is progressing at the rate of one mile daily. —lt is stated that Attorney General Hoar has given the opinion that the Pro visional Legislature of Virginia, after or ganization, will have authority to elect United States Senators. Such action is not regarded as legislative business, and will, therefore, be lawful. —The steamship Clinton, from Galves ton, picked up,- Tuesday evening, near Ship Shoals, two boats containing Capt. Morrel, the first mate, and thirteen others, from the - steamer Trade Wind, which sunk on the 24th. The second mate's boat is still missing. —Charles W. Polk, a salesman in the store of Hovey & Co., Boston, and Wal ter Allison, who are said to be fast men without visible means of support, are under arrest, the former charged' with stealing goods from his employers. and the latter for receiving and:selling them. —The ninth . Annual Fair of the St. Louis Agricultural and Mechanical As sociation, which will comwence next Monday and continue throughout the week, promises to far exceed any previ ous exhibition. The entries up to last night were equal to the total number. Jest year, and they are being made at the rate of about five hundred per day. —lt is stated that one hundred and fifty-three men, mostly Cubans, left New York Saturday night last for a des tination unrevealed. They got safely aboard the'Hornet, and it appears cer tain that the steamer put out to sea yesterday morning, carrying one hun dred and fifty-three men, besides a good stock of ammunition and guns, viz: Three sixty-eight-pounder Parrott, two Napoleon, and two thirty-two pounders.• —A Carbondale dispatch says, A Mr. H. A. Organ, who shot Mrs. Medley in that city,on Friday last, after wlong and thorough investigation of the case, was on Tuesday :evening committed to the Murphyeboro jail on a charge of mur der in the first degree. Yesterday fore noon on being taken out to swear a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, he escaped from the guard, and is now at large. No particulars of the escape are —John Hoag. a German, of Kansas City, who a few days ago allowed his wife and four children to leave with a man named Chas. Munith, subsequent ly, it seems, lost his coolness and fol lowed them to Jacksonville, 111., where they had gone. Finding them -et the house of his wife's sister Tuesday even ing, he shot his wife in the arm, his youngest child in the aide, and Niunith, the paramour, in the shonider, and 4 then escaped. —John Hough, a German, of Kansas •Olty, who a few days ago very philosoph ically allowed his wife and four children to leave him, with a man named Charles Munith, subsequently, it seems, lost his coolness and followed them to Jackson ville, lliinois, whither they had gone. Finding them at the house of his wife's sister, he shot his wife twice in the arm, his youngest child in the side, and Mu , nab, the paramour, in the shoulder, and then escaped. —The excitement in New York in financial circles exceeds any day yet. At the opening of the Gold Board, the Committee reported that all but about forty statements had been received, and they hoped to see their way out of the difficulties today. 'The Board adjourned till the afternoon, the statements to be received until twelve o'clock. The Gold Exchange Bank has been placed in the hands of a receiver. The United States Treasurer has accepted - a old for three millions of bonds instead of two. —The ,seventeenth. exhibition of, the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society opened to the public on Tuesday. i The number of entries Is treble that of last year end double any ever held in the State. The display of cattle is immense, and the horse department is well rOpre sented. Mechanical, agricultural. ft )ral and fruit farm products, tine arta, etc., have never presented such attiactions. Pittsburgh, is represented in the glass and ateeldepartments. The weather is .142 e. - the genet/ 4 / 4 %1.a speed. —Governor Pile, of New lidexico, is on his way to Washington, with badness • connected with the general interests of the territory. He will appoint delegates to the National Capital Convention, and will probably attend it himself.- He re ports the ' condition of New Mexico as generally ,prosperous, and has taken measures-to suppress .Indian depreda tions in the localities iu which they exist by orgauizing companies of mounted citizens. The Governor thinks. he will have the territory in a thorough state of defense in few days if the Quaker sys. tem does nit Interfere with his plans. PITTSBURGH, TUURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1869. SECOID EDITIOI. FOUR O'CLOCK, a. al. THE CAPITAL [By Telegrath to the Yl:teburgh (gazette.] WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 29, 1.£9 . IMPORTANT CIRCULAR. The Comptroller of the Currency has issued a circular to National Banks, ask ing for a statement showing their num ber and amount of loans and discounts, and the average time for which the loans were granted, average rate. of discount, rate of interest charged for the year commencing October.lat, 1868, including the Ist. Also the expenses, amount and date of taxation, United States and State, and amount of profit for said period. The information Is intended to be used by the Comptroller in his annual report to Congress. APPOINTMENTS The following appointments were made to-day: Postmasters—W. H. Muer.tens, St: Charles, Mo.; Jay J.- Drake, St. Joseph, Mich.; Edward S. Jewett, Miles, Mich. Jos. M. Orr was appointed U. S. Marshal for Utah. POLITICAL New York Republican State Convention —Resolutions Passed and Ticket Nom- Mated. (By Telegraph to the PlUeburxhiLette.l SYRACUSE, September 29.—At the fore noon session Hon. John A. Griswold was made permanent President. Judge Pierrepont., from the Committee on Resolutions, presented the platform of the Convention, as follciws: That the public debt, both principal and interest, shall be paid in coin; that taxation ought to he equal and simple. and as little burdensome to citizens as possible; that the Government is bound by the most sacred obligations to pro tect its citizens, whether native or foreign born, wherever they may go; that every American citizen, whether naturalized or native, shall have an equal right to suffrage, without regard to nation, race or religion; that the Fif teenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States ought to be adopt ed; that we deeply sympathize with all down-trodden, oppressed people every where; that whenever the facts in pos session of our Government will justify recognition of Cuban bellgereucy, we shall heartily approve such recognition, and pledge our cordial support to any action on the part of the Government leading to the final annexation of Cuba, whenevor she shall have achieved her independence and her people desire such action. Other resolutions endorse the adhainis tration of President Grant, oppose the diversion of any of the State school funds to sectarian institutions; favor the en largement of the canals, and consequent reduction in toile thereon; and urge the passage of laws to prevent illegal voting, The platform was adopted. Resolutions touching the license ques tion having been in the meantime intro duced by ,Mr. O'Donnell, were tabled. The State ticket was then nominated as follow& Secretary of State, George Curtis, Comptroller. Thos. Hillhouse; State En gineer, General John C. Robinson; Treas urer, Thos. Chatfield; Attorney General, Martin J. Townsend; State Prison In spector, Daniel D. Conover; Judges Court of Appeal, the present incum bents, Woodruff and - Mason. It appears General Sigel declined to accept any nomination on the ground of ill health. The State Central Committee was then selected, and the Convention ajourped. Mieeatslppi Republican State Convention. - rBY Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette. JAncnsow, September 29.—The Repub lican State Convention met to-day with a large attendance, all but two counties being represented. J. L. Morris, of War ren, • was 'made permanent President. Gen. Alcorn was nominated for Gover nor by acclamation; R. C. Powers for Lieut. Governor; James Lynch, colored, for Secretary of State. Further nomina tions will be made tomorrow. A grand barbecue comes off to-morrow at which preparations for several thou sand persona are being made. - SAN FRANCISCO. Vice President Colfax—Minister Low— • Presents to .Mr. Seward-4,,binamen 11Triveu off the Railroad. fly Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.] SAN FRANCISCO. September 29,;.—Col fax and party left for the east to-day. They will remain at Salt Lake City a few days. The appointment of Governor Low to the China Mission is received with great favor. He did not seek the—position,- bat -haw.. - concluded to accept. Ho entertains liberal opinions on the subject of our relations with China, and strong faith that the Chinese Government, under the influ ence of, just treatment, combined with steady moral pressure, could be induced to open China to American enterprise. Mr. Seward to-day received several valuable presents from the citizens of San Francisco, among them a gold cigar case, gold snuff box, and gold' headed cane, all specimens of California mann feeling: The cane was presentedpy the California Pioneens, lb their hail; accom panied by a certificate of honorary Medi bership. The cigar case, exqftisitely ws ought, coat fifteen lundred dollars. The Chinamen working on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Anlrestrivennif by whitnmen. The Sheriff read them the riot act,, and measures were taken for their protection. Tbe banquet to the Directors of the Central Pacific Railroad by the Oltizsps of Sacramento, last night, was a success. A Step to the kflittt tBY Telegraph to the Pittaburgheuette.) BOSTON, September. 29.—Senator WI!. son, It Is said, proposes, at the next ses sion of Congress, to Introduce a bill pro vidlug that any person who shall engage In baying or selling gold, and shall fail to deliver the actual coin, shall be 'pun ished with a heavy tine and" imprirou went, CUBA. The Insurretion In the Eastern Depart ment being Suppressed—Gen. Sichies not in the Right Place—Revolt in the Vueita Abojo Region a Failure—Cubans Suing for Pardon. :By Telegraph to the Fitlaborer! 6azette.l HAVANA, Sept. 29.—General De La Torre arrived to-night. He gives a flat tering account of the progress of the Spaniards in suppressing the insurrection In the Eastern Department. The Havana journals, in discuss•lng the recent note of General Sickle; United States Minister to Spain, express the wish that he might occupy some post better adapted to his abilities. An attempt was lately made to raise the insurgent standard in the' Vuelta Abojo region, but it proved a failure. Several Cubans in that section are pre senting themselves to the Spanish au thorities for pardon. From Another Nottrce—The Patriots In Good Spirits—lmportant Dispatches for the Cuban Juuta KEY WEST, September 29.—Advices from Nansan N. P. have been received. Five Cubans arrived there on the 22nd from Quesda's camp. Gem Quesda sent by them 20,000 dollars to be expentied for arms for the Cuban army. The attack on Los Tunas was a victory for tho Cubans. All the Spaniards who could not get into the stronghold were taken prisoners and killed. Fifteen Spanish officers were taken pr:soners and immediately shot. Thousands of Comoguavans were around Puerto Principe without arms. The patriots were in eood spirits. Important dispatches have been re• ceived here for the Cuban Junta in New York._ CHICAGO. Destructive Fire—Galesbare Eire—State Fair. LBY Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Os.zette.l Cmceoo, September 29.—Four alarms of fire were sounded today between the hours of noon and four o'clock. The first Bre resulted in the burning of nineteen frame buildings situated in the block bounded by Archer avenue, Stuart avenue and Twenty-third street. All the houses on Archer avenue from No. 170 to 182, five on Stuart avenue and five on ,Twenty-third street, were burned, in ,cluding a planing mill and vinegar fac tory. On the opposite side of Archer avenue the buildings from No. 173 to 181 were all more or less damaged. The loss 'is estimated at $30,000, with little in surance. The Galesburg fire, reported yesterday, was More serious than at tirst supposed. The loss will reach over 5100,000, with a: full insurance mostly in Eastern com panies. The third day of the Ilfinola State Fair is a continuance of the beautiful weather which characterized the week thus far. Theentries are much larger than at any previous fair, and articles from a dia. Moe are still arriving, while at the depots there are a score of cars loaded with machinery and implements that are awaiting conveyance to the grounds, and the busy preparations of the preceding days have culminated in% magnificent exhibition. The people are coming by hundreds from every direction, and reg ular and special trains are crowded to their utmost. A large meeting Was held at Farwell Hall to-night; the object of the gathering being to have a free discussion as to the relative merits of protection and free trade. Messrs. Giles B. Stebbens and H. Y. Blanchard were the. principal speak ere, each giving their VieWA at length on the advantages and disadvantages of the opposing theories. The debate was listened to intently, and will be resumed tomorrow evening. NEW YORK CITY. By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette NEW YORK, Sept. 29.—An injunction has been issued by Judge Clark in the case or the Erie Railway company, vs. The Union Bank and others, restraining the defendant@ from selling or disposing of certain stock of the Cleveland & Pitts burgh, or Toledo, Wabash & Western roads. fhe Commercial says the steamship Alabama went to sea on Sunday with two hundred volunteers for. Cuba. Dr. Simmons waited on Secretary Fish, to day. n nd was assured that every facil ity it the power of the Government would be promptly granted to gain tall and male redress for the damages he sustained in Cuba. - Thesteamer Nebraska, from Liverpool, arrived to-day. At the auction sale of coal to-day prices were materially lower. - Is the base ball game to-day the Hay makers beat the A.tlantics by a score of 16 to IS. The steamar Cuba, from Liverpool an the 18th, arrived to-night. Opinion of Attorney General Hoar on the Virginia Senatorial Questem....ke Mantis the Military commander Should Not Interfere. Illy Tel , grape to the Pttt Anton' Gazette 11.101th1OND, Sept. 29,—The opinion of Attorney General Boar on the Senatorial question is published. It bean date Sept. 25th, and nave: Upon a careful con sideration, I am of the opinion that the election of Senators. like the voting up. on the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amend ments to the Constitution of the United States, Is a part of.the action contem plated by Congress as preliminary to a restoration - of ' - th.' State to its full relation to the' Government 'of the United States as -one of the - -States of the - The -- Senators thus elected would have **.. power or authori ty until•the Senate of the United. . : States should have passed upon, the- validity of their widen, and admitted them as mem bers: The election of Senators does pot iiebet to me to transcend the action which comes within the' limited and "qualified purposes requisite to reconstruction, but rather to be essential to the completeness of that action. and I Mink the military commander should not interfere with or prevent it. — , rhe Springfield Republican says W. A. Richardson, having made a fair trial of both his offices, has concluded that on the whole, he prefers to be a Probate Judge in Maim husette, and has resign- ed the position of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. GENERAL NE ffS. TEIE State tax for each inhabitant of New York city is $6,37. PRINCE AnTuun visited Buffalo and lunched in company with ex President Fillmore LOOROIIT MOUNTAIN, in Georgia, is to be thoroughly surveyed in search of coal, iron and petroleum. TEM cultivation of flax in Minnesota has brought the ola-fashioned spinning wheel into renewed use. . BROOKLYN pays $430,000 for lighting, and $115,000 for repairing streets, next year. Police expenses $609,220. IT Is reported that a lioness was seen in Benton township, Ottawa county, Ohio, a few days ago. She is supposed to have escaped from a menagerie. A BOY eleven years old, son of Jacob Buck, of Canal Dover, Ohio, was scalded to death by falling into a caldron of boil ing salt water, on Thursday of last week. 3IILWAIIKEE has adopted an original method of getting rid of street loafers. They are photographed by an artist, and hung up in store windows, labeled "street loafers." THE sorghum crop is a fine one up the Sandy 1 7 , 611ey, Ky., and dealers in mills, &c., are finding a ready, sale for their wares. • A large quantity of molasses will be made. "How did you manage to get- along in Paris without knowing the French lan guage?" inquired a gentleman of Mrs. Shoddy. "Oh, we had an interrupter with us," complacently replied the old lady. CONTRACTS for the erection of a Sol diers' Orphans' Home, at Xenia, ,Ohio, have been awarded. The building is to be located near the centre of one hun dred acres donated by citizens' for the purpose. TIIE Female Medical College in Lon don has existed for six years. About eighty ladies have now entered as stu dents, and of these many are settled in practice as midwives, and are succeeding admirably. A STATE Convention of "Heavy Men" met at Newark, N. J., on Wednesday, the call for which was signed by H. D. Burch, 420 pounds, Noah D. Taylor, 240 pounds, and others of somewhat less ponderosity. • JAMES ARMSTRONG ? in North Bridge water, Mass., lately shot at his father with a revolver, and then killed his wife and fled. The Springfield Bepub!ican says it is rumored there was bad feeling between the parties. Tas obstinately contested case of Ad miral Stewart against the Camden and Amboy Railroad has just been decided in favor of the company. The Admiral sued the company for $50,000 for tres pass on his lands below Bordertown, N. J. IN SeNnusay, Ohio, a party of young men recently sought admission, in the night time, to the house of a disreputable woman, and being refused attempted to force an entrance, when one of the num ber was shot and killed by a son of the woman. A HORSE THIEF named A. W. Russell, eseaped frOm the jail at New Lisbon, Ohio, last week. While the Sheriff was in the act of placing on the hobbles, pre paratory to retiring for the night, the prisoner knocked him down, and while parsing through the hall of the prison, also knocked down the Sheriff's wife. lit NEW Yons Crrv, Tuesday, a party of hopeful youths quarreled over s game of circle, and the proprietor of the tavern, for interfering to preserve order, narrow ly escaped being slain. One of the party drew a Derringer and fired two shots at him, the bullets fortunately encountering a thick pocket book which deflected them in their course and prevented a murder. Tan Grand Jury of the Circuit Court of Dallis county, Ala., have presented Judge Jack Corbin and his City Court of Selma as a nuisance. They say its busi ness is conducted in such a manner as to make its proceedings almost a' nullity. The bills of indictment on its record are "quashed" or "Twits prosa'd" in cases of the gravest character, by neglect of ob .servance of the simplest rules of law by its officers. HERE is an example of the treatment hydraulic milkmen receive in Boston; it is an advertisement, efficially signed by "Henry Faxon, Inspector," and dated September 21: "Edward Farrell, of North Quincy, having his place of busi ness in Boston, dealer in milk, has been convicted in the Superior Court of the county of Suffolk of selling milk in said city of Boston, the same being adulter ated by the admixture of water therewith." LOCKPORT, N. Y. has 'a novel system of water works, especially as to the ex tinction of fire. They comprise a series of pipes of large diameter laid through all the principal streets and avenues with various outlets at convenient points. A constant pressure is kept. on by means of a force pump, and as 'many as thirteen different streams have been thrown at the same time, all averaging a bight of one hundred and thirty feet, rendering en gines Practically useless. IT Ts a curious fact that men who have been prodigal of their lives in battle, and have passed through - many "hair-breath escapes th' imminent 'deadly breach," should have so great a dread of death when it comes from the hand of an as sassin: -It is said that Cromwell was never seen to smile after he had read "Killing no Murder," in which was ad vocated his assassination. Sir Neil Campbell, in his journal lately pub lished, gives us a graphic account of the fear which Napoleon felt for his life dur ing the journey from Fontainebleau to Elba. On leaving Orange, where heffiad been received with derision and abuse, he left his carriage, , and, enveloping him ; self in a Russian cloak, and wearing the white cockade in a common round hat, he rode on in advance of his escort, ac companied by only a single courier, and during the rest of_ the journey repeatedly changed names and clothes with the corn. missioners who accompepied • him. So, chary, then, of life was the hero of Lodi. NUMBER 226. A Remarkable .School Mistress Dr. N. T. True, School Superintendent of Okford county, Maine, has made a special report concerning a schocil mis tress in that State and her work. Her name is Vesta Howard, and she teaches _ in the town of Bethel. She is fiftyfive - years old, and has taught -seventy terms of private and public school. Yet, says. Dr. True, she is far in advance of most young teachers, instead of being anti quated. The following are extracts from the account of her school: "She commenced her afternoon session by saying that she did not think it best to set the children immediately to work upon their studies, because they had been at their play, and were not in the best condition for close application. She there fore took a second Progressive Reader and read a story as badly as she could, and let them correct her faults. She then read it corrctly and as one would talk, and all eyes were fixed on her. She then called a register of scholars by nutabers, who answered by their' names and ages. Among them was a Winfield Scott, General Fremont and other prominent names; and ,as they were announced she had a word to say about their history, without scarcely stopping her register. She then made them all take their books out of their seats together, without noise. No slates were to hit the desk, or books to be shuffled. She selects a Captain for each of the smaller classes, who steps out and calls the class out by numbers. Books are all held alike. This makes them executive. scholars. "In reading, small children repeat the same word till they can command it in the sentence, and then they read it in concert. In spelling they fold their arms with the book under the left arm. acme times she spells the words and they pro nounce them. This was a fine exercise. She made them pronounce correctly, cow, bow, now, bow, row. They made a graceful bow in leaving for their seats- Each class has a definite time for studying a lesson, and the teacher calls their atten tion to it at the moment. "They came out to read with folded arms,•read with strong emphasis, and nat urally. Sne makes them look at her lips, and she pronounces words round and full and makes them do the same alter her. While hearing a class reading, if a class, is studying geography, she will suddenly call their attention to some point -in the lesson, and then go right on with the. reading. She will call upon u. scholar by surprise to rise and tell something about_ the lesson she is studying.. This was done with great promptness. This kept them on the alert. "She has bouquets all around the ronni,, and maps and pictures on the walls, to make the room look pleasant. Not a book or pencil is heard prominently. "She questions them in what they have read. In spelling, they give familiar definitions in their own language, and are required to pronounce each letter fully and forcibly." English Legal Rulings In the case of a carman having orders to deliver goods to a certain person, but who delivered them in mistake to another person, who appropriated them to his own use, it has been held that the carman did not part with the property in delivering - them to a wrong party, and that the lat ter, in appropriating them to his own use, ' was guilty of iarceny. The prisoner obtained a sum of money from the prosecutor by pretending that he carried on and extensive business as an auctioneer an house-agent, and that he wanted a clerk, and that the money was `to be deposited as security for the prose cutor's honesty as such clerk. The jury found that the prisoner was not carrying on any such business at all. Held, that this was an indictable false pretence. After a receipt was signed by the per-, son giving it, the person to whom it was t given added words above the signature. Held, that it was for the jury to say whether the addition of those words al tered the effect of the receipt. Held, also,. that it was doubtful whether such addi tion amounted to a forgery. Prisoner was found with dead fowls in his posession of will& he could give no account, and was tracked to a fowl house where a number of fowl were kept, and on the floor of which some feathers cor responding with the feathers of one found on the prisoner from the neck of which feathers had been removed. The fowl house, which was closed over night, was found open In the morning. The spot where the prisoner was found was 1,200 from the fowl-house, and the prosecutor, not knowing the number of folWs kept,. could not swear that he had lost any. Held, that there was evidence to sup port a conviction for larceny: AFTER the jury in the case of Griffin, the engineer whose negligence caused the railroad disaster at Mast Hope, had ren dered their verdict, "not guilty," Judge Barrett told them it was "against law, against justice, and an outrage against humanity," and added: "You violated the obligations of your oath, a plain, simple obligation to render &verdict ac cording to the evidence. Instead of that, you rendered a-verdict against every par ticle of evidence. lam astonished that you should in this way set aside the law and violate your oaths; and I trait that the spirits of the dead, dying, bleeding, and burnt victims of 'Mast Hopi will rebuke you as long as you live." He finally bade them leave- the courtroom, as they were "not fit to act as jurymen," and he "would not try cases before such a jury." —lt is expected that at thetoming meeting of the directors of the Lo isville and Nashville Railroad Company, as the trade of the road Is rapidly growing be yond its present capacity, an order will be tuned to lay and additional track. The Baltirnore and Ohio Railroad has agreed to peas back free all members of the Commercial Convention having the President's certificate of having come over that road. The Cleveland and Co lumbue Road has taken the same action. RECENT rains in the east ark said to have been "perfect God-sends."