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Reconstruction in Arkansas.
Correspondence from Little Bock says
that organizations under the new State
Constitution are complete in nearly all the
counties, and that the offices of Sheriff
and Probate County Judge have all been
filled by loyal men. Business goes on as
peaceably as in Massachusetts, the taxes
are being collected, the returned rebels
acquieece in their defeat and rejoice that
the war is over, and travelling through the
Btate is as safe as before the war. Specu
lation and trade are becoming brisk, and
migration from-the North, especially of
mechanics and miners, is beginning.
There is a large amount of cotton in tbe
lower part of the State.
The Mississippi State Convention.
fill. nu.! AnnaiAnarl an T aetL avrxn than It at nL.
' i.UU UUUJ WlT"WJ"eaV SVSBVSS fe-
tal of the State, on Monday, and was organ
ized by electing J. C. Greger, of Washing
ton County, President, and J. L- Power,
of Hurds County, Secretary. Governor
Sharkey examined into the loyalty and
qualification! of the various delegates be
fore they took their seats. The proceedings
of this first reorganisation body in its work
or restoring States, will be watched with
Interest by the country. They will doubt
lets be reported by us from day to days
inasmuch as there is now direct telegraphic
communication with Jackson by way of
CL Waggoner, Esq, one
proprietors and editors of the Toledo Blade,
has retired from it, dissolving partnership
with his former partner, A. D. 1'elton, Esq,
who will now oonduct the paper. Mr.
"Waggoner has been connected with the
Blade lot nine years, and for six has been
in pi in ci pal editor. He has made it most
excellent paper, in political and social prin
ciples, in enterprise and in ability. Our
good wishes follow him in his retirement
from the editorial profession, and we hope
l.i .!.. niAm maw tM aa TiFOflrjerous and
inocessful under the new management as
In the pasL
. The census returns for Syracuse are all
in, including the seven blocks omitted by
. ib. rso-nlar enumerator in the seventh
wmfrrL owinsr to a misunderstanding of the
boundaries of his district, giving the city a
total population of 31,923.
The final complete returns for the city
of TJtica show a total of 24,875, Instead of
less figure, aa heretofore noticed.
The returns show the population of
- i ... v. 1 ri 1 Vf a 1. f I noo
aiieioa counbv w w -v "i -i -
in the last five years. Ten years ago the
county had a population of 10T,T49.
The brevet of Brigadier-General of Vol
nnteers was, some time since, conferred
upon Colonel K. F. Koyes, 39th Ohio Vol
: ant Infantry.
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The Ward Meetings.
We pretent in cor local columni a list
of tba delegate! elected to the Coanty
Union Conrention from all the wardi of
the city except the Seventh, nhickii fel-
dom heard from until a week after the
othara. The primary meeting! were gen
erally well attended, and were chancier
i9d by great unanimity. The delegates
are reepontible and experienced men, and
we ihall await the action 01 the conven
tion with confidence that it will (elect aa
excellent ticket - - '
we are glad to aee that in one of the
ward meeting! "a Teaolntlon was adopted
declaring in faror . oi amending the Btate
Constitution so as to give equal suffrage to
the citizens of Ohio. We expect tba the
convention of Saturday will take action in
the tame direction. ; If it omits to do this,
it will fail in the discharge of its most im
portent duty, ; I'. ;;
The State political csmpaien was ocen-
ed brijkly.-and will be vigorously pressed.
General Cox has already spoken at War
ren, Medina and Wooster. Ha sneaks at
Ashland to day and goes thence to Ober
lln to attend tbe Commencement exercises
there next week. After thev are over he
wiu attend soldiers' reunions at BiDlev on
the 26th, Georgetown on the 28lh, Batavia
me asm, and Greenville on the 81st,
ThU is "carrying the war into Africa," as
these localities are strongly Copperhead.
September first Generals Cox and
Schenck will address amass meeting at
General Schenck will also be active dur
ing the next fortnight, speaking at various
places throughout Southern Ohio. Most of
appointments ooincide with those of
General Cox. , , '
The mass meeting in this citv. to be ad
dressed by the Hon. John Covode, of
Pennsylvania, and Senator Sherman, will
place about the 28th in, and will be
Grand Union Meeting at Wooster.
We suppose that we may fairly call the'
grand Soldiers' Reception at Wooster yes
terday, described in our special dispatches,
Union meeting, as it was given by men
love the Union to the men Who have
the Union. It was not intended.
however, as in any sense a party eatheiine.
although tbe Copperheads, by their sienifl-
absence from it, did their utmost to
it so. Their refusal to nartinSnata in
did not, however, interfere with its suc
Two thousand soldiers and twenty
inousanaot tneir friends were present.
speech of General Cor was an elo
one, and the people were delighted
it. We shall look for a eood rerjort
Wayne oounty in October. ;
The Health of Alfred Tennyson.
Various reports in the newspapers eive
impression that the Laureate is wasting
with a mortal disease. His American
publishers, Messrs. Ticknor & Fields, have
received recent letters from him to the
that he is in his usual health. ' Re
ports to the contrary are unfounded. -
While General Oox is energetically
the campaign in Northern Ohio.
Schenck is pushing it bravely in
Southern part of tbe state. He spoke '
Wednesday at Ciullicothe to a crowded
audience, and discussed the great issues of
reconstruction and suffrage ' ably and
following State Conventions are
to be held during the present month:
; Politica ' i - Date
There appears to be a young Grant,
of the Lieutenant General, who has
high appreciation ef the merits of his
and an estimate that is not reduced
shrinking modesty Of the consequence
family. In substantiation of this we
from the Quebec correspondence of
people at Waterville station were
intently employed in staring at the
that tney forgot all about cheer
until little Jeese Grant the pet of the
and of the parly whs was stand
behind his father on the plutform, flung
nat up ana screamed eut in bis shrill,
voice: 'Three cheers for General
and family I' This loosed the tongue I
people, ana the cheers were heartily
Altering the Text.
Angiano. ine scene is a church m
; the Buhopis present bat not of-
ciaure, ana he sits with tbe con trreeetion.
officiating clergyman ventures to
to ears polite the phrato, "Eat and
their own damnation." He reads it
condemnation. A voice is heard ener
exclaiming " Damnation l'Tj The
church is startled. fut it is not a
epithet they hear ; it is the voice
the Bishop in rebuke of the otliiiatine
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A Grape Vine Destroyer.
is said a new species of worm is des
the grape vines in various parts of
country. The Livingston (New York)
Bepubltcan,', describes tbem as being about
inches long, having three eyes two
the head and one in the tail.' A touch
either end causes it to fi around snap
pishly at the cfiending object, and it is
that its bite is poisonous. They are
brown on the back and pink under
The Duchess de Alcudia ' met with" a
shocking death at the baths of Lucca last
While trying to extinguish a spirit
which she had lighted to make some
for her children sbe set fire to her
and was so badly burned that after
days of horrible ruifving she expired.
husDand, while trying to assist her, re
several burns. This unfortunate
whese maiden name was Villafranca,
Uounless ot Ulichon and a sjrandee of
in her own right, She was related
the Empress Eugenie through the llon
tejo family, and also to the Count Godoi,
xtinoees ot xeacs, bhe leaves live chil
The Duke and Duchess wore well
in Parisian society. ... . j ,
Latest tanal Qresirat dlaooTery In
Urged to, ia SoBadoat. It baa mpeiaeded
tba ordinary dentifflcea, and for thai reaaon :
while tt oontalna aoaolye.t artactpla lonriooa
asBBiel of the teeth, it obliterate! tartar and
other dental concretion, preTenta canker of
gums, reao-oa blcantehan, both from tba no
and lncuors, and leaves the breath pure and
four teem fire Acre Lota lor aala.
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angl&237. - Ko. 5 Perxluat Block.
Wm1 for (tale. esoe tba. chelae Wool,
is lonla coaety, Mich; - Prion b6 casta pet
Fxraalabj A.J. BCKEB, Smyrna, Mich.
baive thll day buen duly appointed and qna1
ISed Kxecntor ot the la.t will and teatament of
M. Mc.lrmth, laU ot CMteland, O.
47, 186S. , S0g3:S8
Printer.-WaTuVfer .SSTn Mn1tprkVd
anlt, Biagbani'a talebrated Boiler Ooap altion;
ralntera Patent ('Omopih'loa, the beet and
dtt'abla extant Al' ordera by rnalt prompily
attended to. Addraas LEADER CO, Olereland,
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The States Blshts ConTenllon.
AlecL Lous' dominated for
. Platform and Ticket.
[Special Dispatches to the Cleveland LEADER.]
COLUMBUS, August 17.
STATES RIGHTS CONVENTION.
.The Bute Sovereignty State Democratic
Convention is a thing of the past. It has
met, transacted its busitiess, and adjourned.
Though -weak in numbers, the delegates
exhibited, an unflinching will and determination
to carry out their schemes at all
hazards, and the disruption cf the opposition
ranks may how be regarded as a fixed
fact Its leading spirits were Citizen Corry,
Alex. Long and men of that stripe, and
that they represented the view of a large
portion of the Democracy of Ohio no one
can deny, and the result of their .labor to
day will soon be felt throughout the State,
M. H. Mitchell, of Mount Vernon, was
called to the Chair, and W. EL Munnell,
of Hillsboro, was made Secretary.
After appointing BobL Hutchison, Wm.
M. Corry, Samuel A- Miller, Virgil &
Shaw, D. S. Miller, James M. Hoyt and D.
F. Welch as a Committee on Resolutions
the Convention was entertained with a
State rights speech from Hutchinson, of
this city, which contained nothing new or
or striking beyond the declaration that the
war was s failure, as it had decided abso
lutely nothing at all. i .
In the afternoon the Committee on Re
solutions reported a platform, of which the
following is a synopsis:
The Convention resolves to stand by the
sovereignty of the States against all
schemes for their degradation, as the only
alternative to the horrors of a civil and
military consolidation, which will termi
nate presently in the close union of the
puree and sword, imperial confiscation and
murder by wholesale.
The second,' third and fourth declare
Jeff Davis to be the master spirit of the
revolution, and reaffirm the resolutions of
The fifth denies the right of the Federal
Government to raise armies by conscription
draft, and declares the conscription act
uncsLBtitutionaL - -
The sixth defies the power to suspend
writ of habeas corpus.
The teventh declares that military
commusions can have no existence in this
country, and that they are only vigilance
The ninth opposes public debts and
banks created by Congress, and the issue of
The tenth favors uniform taxatjon. -
The eleventh favors free trade, hard
miTI .nrl as low duties a. yee.iblo.
The twelfth denies the right of the
Government to emancipate the slaves,
declares the democracy to be in favor of
white supremacy and negro subordid ation.
"Our opponents wish to degrade our pro
ducers and laborers, as well as to rob the
South by black suffrage, black soldiers, and
black officeholders ; but the West can and
dissolve her losincr tariff and bank
partnership with New England, and will
approach the South and tree trade, hard
money, Slate sovereignty and good govern
ment, in self-defenBa. We also announce
not a blck vote shall ever be cast in
and that no more black freed men
should be allowed to settle among us. We
not allow our suffrage nor our society
be sunk under the weight of a race inca
pable of self-government."
The next resolution opposes General
scheme of setting apart a State
the negroes as an attempt to wipe out
existence all the reserved, powers
the State and consolidate in Vne feder
al Government absolute monarchical Gov
ernment. Another declares that white a
portion of the democratic party are wast
ing their time and their strength, 'as ueual,
negro suffrage and negro equality
the South, the real question is' not
staled, namely, shall free white men in the
South continue to enjoy the rights which
belonged to American freedman,
shall they be held as a conquer sd people
governed like Hungary, Ireland and
"ijofwf. That we must resort to the ob
vious means of sucoses. In the first place
us vevA all schemes for continuing the
waste and .iolence oi the war by which we
going deeper' into debt every day.
the army be disbanded and the negro
soldiers be withdrawn from the tkiuthi rn
States ; let us reject the scheme of exclu
ding any white man from the polls and
office in those States by ai ly subter
whatever, and let us not p resume to
dictate to any Slate, directly or indirectly,
continue lor a aay any inert ision into
domestio affairs, and we hoi. 1 that all
schemes for governing them by Mr.
Lincoln's tithe el so-called loyalists or 3ix.
Johnson's plan of disabling the leaden, of
klmilli II .
The last regular resolution must be retid
full to be appreciated. It is
' Resolved, That tbe Western Democracy
been divided on these doctrines, but
accumulating proofs of bad: designs
during and since the war demonstrate that
must reconstruct their party on the
of State sovereignty if they expect to
the country, ior which now is the
golden' opportunity. On that foundation
honest, intelligent men of every par ty will
have to stand. The K astern Democracy,
Southern Democracy, the Waste) n De
mocracy, can stand together on nothing
Tbe party hat no other future. ' But
eternal aggression of force upon truth,
capital on labor, despotism on liberty, cou
soididatian on State rights, the coinmercia'
seaboard upon the agricultural Mississippi'
valley, wm oe aeieateo, and nnally, and
altogether because this day, in this place,
faithful men assembled plant their
standard on the mighty bulwark of Ohio
btate sovereignty, and assert the equal sov
ereignty of every other Slate."
The resolutions were adopted without a
dissenting voice, when a Slate ticket was
nominated, as follows:
upon for a speech. He responded by
Governor Alex. Long, of Hamilton
Lieutenant-Governor, Chilton A. White,
Brown Treasurer, John G. McQuffey,
Franklin; Supreme Judges, H. H.
Mitchell, of Knox, and Alex. S. Boys, of
Highland ; Attorney General, Robert
Hutchison, of Franklin ; School Commis
sioner, James M. White, of Hardin ; Clerk
the Supreme Court, V. E. Shaw, oi
Fairfield; Member of the Board of Public
Works, W. H. Creighton, of Madison.
The main business of the Convention
having been completed, Alec Long-was
extolling the ticket that had been nooti, J
natad and the platform that had be""n.
adopted. ' He did not expect sucee- t the
coming election,' but he knew that si the
members of the, Convention went deter.
mined to tight, and to fight earnestly, and
that was all they could expect to do at
present. - -v .. ,
. Al&cy of the delegates who were present
to-day asserted that the new party had
already a firm stronghold in several of the
counties, and that their strength wa suffi.
cient to give their weak-kneed brethern of
the Democratic faith considerable trouble
at their coming State Convention on the
24ih inst. , . ,
COPPERHEAD SENATORIAL NOMINATION.
The Copperhead Senatorial Convention
nominated to-day, A. T. Walling, of
Pkkaway, for Senator from this District.
He will, if elected, prove a fit successor to
The 95th Ohio had a very handsome
reception by the local authorities to-day.
The regiment was raised in this District.
Grand Reception to Returned
Eloquent Speech bj General
20,000 PJiOPLE rttESINT.
[Special Dispatch to the Cleveland LEADER.]
WOOSTER, August 17.
A reception to the returned soldiers of
Wayne county came off to-day, and proved
a most brilliant euccosa. General Cox was
present and addressed an audience of twen
ty thousand persons on the fair ground
The day was beautiful and everything
passed eff in the finest possible style.
Two thousand returned soldiers of the
Union partook of a sumptuous dinner.
They are all for Cox and Union.
The town was brilliant with flags and
patriotic mottoes. ,
General Cox made a very telling and
eloquent speech, arraigning the Democra
cy for affiliating with traitors to restore the
slave power, and urging loyal men to pre
serve the organization intact. Its senti
ments met with a hearty response from all
present. The Copperheads staid away.
The Latest News.
THIS MORNING'S REPORT.
IT HAS PARTED.
"Full 1,960 Fathom Deep the
Persistent Efforts Made to
Buoys Fastened and Grapnels
Buoys Fastened and Grapnels Dragged.
Grapnels and Rope Used up.
The Great Eastern Goes Back to
"TRY, TRY AGAIN!"
SPEECH OF GEN. CURTIS.
Earthquake at Memphis.
Pennsylvania State Union Convention.
Associated Press Report.
THE ATLANTIC CABLE.
Hkabts Contist, August IS,
via Aspt Bay. Auenst 17. f
The British war steamers Terrible and
Galatea, from Heart's Content the 12th inst,
arrived at St. Johns, Newfoundland, at
nine o'clock this day.
On the evening ol the 11th the steamer
Great Eistern returned to bheernees.
Captain Napier reports as follows : The '
cable parted on Wednesday the 2d inst,
at noon, in 1.960 fathoms of water. It was
then grappled three different times and
raised twelve hundred, nine hundred and
six hundred fathoms, respectively. Ech
time the grappling broke, but the cable re
The Great E -is tern has returned to Eng
land for stronger and belter grappling
Mr. Varley, one of the electricians, writes
most encouragingly in regard to the cable.
He says we found no difficulty whatever in
eranDline the cable in the greatest depth
of water. . As soon as proper tackle is pre
pared, we will probably commence tzrap-
pling for tbe cable again, one hundred
miles east of the break, where the water is
only 1.500 fathoms deep. '
. The buoy rides the water well, being
fastened by pieces of condemned cable.
Mr. Field is in good health and excel
WASHINGTON, August 17.
contract with tbe Centra, and North Car
lina Railroad Company, for the convey,
ance of mails from Gold&borough to Char
lotte, North Carolina, including inter
mediate offices. Tbe distance ia two hun
dred and twenty-three miles.
- Service will be resumed on other South
ern routes from time to time as soon as it
is reported that the roads are repaired and
in lunnine order.
"Jfesterday afternoon, while the work
men in the capitol extension were engaged
in raising a large stone the derrick fell, and
one ot the men, named James Dorsey, was
instantly killed. Another, who leaped at
the time from the scaffolding, was slightly
The preliminaries have not been com
pleted, and therefore there is a further
postponement of the trial of Captain
Wens. His counsel are engaged in gath
ering witnesses, and several have already
been secured. - '
HARTFORD, August 17.
on the banks of this city. They are all
in good condition and have the entire con
fidence of the community. It . is under
stood that their losses through the
Ketch um affair are small and will not be
enough to affect the standing or security of
any of the bankers. . .
NEW YORK, August 17.
the 6th Illinois Cavalry, who was sentenced
to be hanged, has had his sentence com
muted to tea years' Imprisonment in tbe
Albany Penitentiary. . . - - '
FROM ST. LOUIS.
ST. LOUIS, August 17.
A an -
here this morning, it was also lelt at
Cairo. No damage wis done. ' .
The Inaian Commissioners en route for
Fort Smith arrived here this afternoon.
OYRUS W. FIELD'S DIARY.
NEW YORK, August 17.
following Mr. Cyrus W. Field's
uiary: . J-'
Stbambb Gbeat Eastebit, Atlantic
Ocxajt, (North, lat. 61 25 west, I
long. 89) August 11; 1865. ' ' ' ' J
Tbe Bteamsbip Great Eastern sailed from
ine jNore, on bneerneu, Saturday, July 15,
at 12:30, and at half-put 2 o'clock on Mon
day afternoon, the 17th, she overhauled
me Caroline, that left London on the 5th
met. She had been detained ' by bad
weather. We took her in tow, and arrived
on Valentia at 6:45 A. M. of Wednesday.,
me w earner was unfavorable the Caro
line went into Valentia barhor. anil th.
Great Eastern to Beerbaven, Bantry By.
norm ioiiowm ma next aay by xier Maj
esty'! steamers Terrible and Sphynx.
Twenty-seven miles of the heavy shore
end were successfully Hid from the Caro
line, towed by the steamer Hawk, on Sat
urday, the 221. at a Quarter past five o'clock.
Next afternoon the splice between the
main cable and shore end was completed.
and the Great - Eastern, ' Terrible and
Sphynx steamed towards Newfoundland,
while the Caroline and Hawk returned to
Valentia. All went on in the most satis
factory manner until 2:20 A. M. on Wednes
day, tbe 24th. when a partial loea of insu
lation suddenly showed itselt Shortly
after this the speed of the shins was re
duced and the cable paid out more slowly,
wnne tests were applied to locate tbe fault,
which was loand to be in tbe water, some
mues astern or me Ureat lstern. At
8.60 A, M. the cable was transferred to
tbe pick-in g-up apparatus at the bows, and
we began to haul in tbe cable. This ope
ration was frequently suspended by the
want of steam in the boiler attached to the
picking. up apparatus, and d urine the day
a portable boiler was connected with the
former. At nve minutes past eight o clock
the next morning the fault was brought on
board and lound to bave been caused by a
piece of iron wire similar to that used in
me manufacture of the Cable, about two
inches long, having been forced between
the outer wires and through the gutta
percna into me copper wire. one
and a fourth miles of the cable were
recovered, the fault cut out and a new
splice made. - The cable was then trans
ferred to the pying out machine at the
stern, and at 4:10 A, Ai. on .Tuesday, the
2olb, all was again in pertect order, and the
BMt on its way to America, having been
detained 37 hours and 60 minutes. At
noon on Wednesday, the 26th, the Great
Eastern was 17a miles from Valentia, and
there had been paid out, including seven
teen miles on the chore end, 179 miles of
cable. Dep'.h cf water 1, 161) fathoms,
Tests very (toed.
Thursday, July 27. Ship ran in the last
twenty-four hours 141 miles and paid out
2,170 tathoms ; tests still very good.
rriday, July ia. .Distance maoe luzk
miles; cable paid out, 174 miles; water,
1,050 fathoms ; tests very good, i
Saturday, July 2'J. Distance run, lou
miles ; cable paid out, 176 miles ; depth of
water, 1,900 tathoms ! tests very good. At
12:06 p. M it was discovered that there
was a serious fault in the cable which en
tirely cut off communication with the
shore. The ship was stopped and the
cable transferred to the pichlng-up appar
atus, which commenced hauling it in. At
9:14 p.m., after picking np 2Jr miles of
cable, the fault came on board and on ex
amination it proved to have been caused
by a stout piece of wire having been driven
entirely through the cable. Two-and a
quarter miles of cable were recovered from
a depth of 19 fathoms.
The operation of picking np from this
gieat depth was frequently interrupted by
tbe want of steam. At niehUt being very
daik and foggy, tbe operation of lowering
the splice and transferring the Cable to the
. m t .iw . 4 aao stern was
postponed until morning. The Great
Eastern was by the able management of
'aptain Anderson kept up all night to tbe
Cable, and so pi even ted any strain beyond
the Cable's own weight At 8:10 A. M. the
splice bad been successfully lowered, and
the ship was again on her course. The
detention by this fault was eighteen hours
and forty-lour minutes, and must anxious
hours and minutes they were.
July 30. The distance made was 24
miles, and 87 miles were paid out;' depth
of water 1,960 fathoms ; tests very good. .
Monday, July 31. Distance run, 131
miles; cable paid out, 158 miles; water,.
1,770 fathoms; tests Very good.
Tuesday, August 1. Distance made, 155
miles; cable paid out, 179 miles; water,
1,709 lalhoms; tests very good.
Wednesday, August z. ai o:zi a. m.,
on resuming the insulation tests, it was
discovered that there was a partial loss of
insulation. Tbe ship was scon afterwards
stopped and the cable transferred to the
picking up gear at me bows. . . xne opera
lion ot hauling in commenced by noon.
The engine used for picking up was stop
ped for want of water for a considerable
time. . Two miles had Deei recovered, and
the cable was cut to see whether the fault
had come on beard or not. i
At about I'i.'M p. is., thecable caught on
the mouth of the horse pipe, and was with
considerable difficulty -muioved; and al
12:35 it parted on board, juet behind the
stoppers, and in a moment the end disap
The instance ran in me last z no are,
Ho miles; cable paid out, 132 miles: total
distance from Valuntia, 1,063 mties; total
cable paid out, 1,312 .miles, equal to 74 per
Steamed back toward Valentia, twelve
miles, and commenced dragging for the
Thursday at four o clock in the forenoon,
it being evident from the strain that the
grapnel had caught the cable, we began to
haul it, and at fifty minutes past eleven,
when 1,150 tathoms ot grapimg rope nad
been eot on board, a scackle broae near
the ship and 1,400 fathoms of rope sack
with the cable to me bottom oi ine Atlan
tic. A buoy was- lowered with 2,400
fathoms of cable and a mushroom to hold
it and mark the spot. During the opera
tion of picking up the machinery gave
way. It is supposed that a tooth was
broken tff by the strain, and this setting
in between the spur wheel smashed the
latter. This accident happened twice and
the operation of hauling in had to be per
formed by the capstan. -
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Weather
unfavorable fur recovering the cable. - ,
Monday, August 7. Severed another
grapnel ; at 11:10 p. M. commenced drag
ging for cable ; at 8 P. M- began to haul in
and continued to do so slowly all night.
Tuesday, August 8. At 1:10 A- u. 1,000
fathoms if grapnel rope had beem-hsuled
in when the shackles broke just inside the
ship. We lost in this attempt 1,500 fath
oms of rope. A second buoy was lowered
to mark the spot. Tbe balance of this day
and the next was fully occupied in having
new shackles made for hauling in rope,
altering the capstan, and making prepara
tions lor another attempt to recover the
cable. Had the apparatus been ready, the
weather on Wednesday was t muuh too
tough to attempt operations. The two
buoys rode out the galea in this depth per
fectly. . . '
Thursday the 10th At seven o'clock in
the forenoon, we began to lower the grap
nel, and at .-fifty-five minutes past eight
o'clock we had out; 2,460 fathoms, all that
was on board ship, and commenoed drag
ging for tbe cable, and continued to do so
until evening, when we began to haul in
slowly. . Friday the lllh, at six in tbe
fotenoon, we finished - hauling in 2,460
fathoms of rope when the grapnel came
up foul wth its own chain. At: eleven in
tbe forenoon we began to lower the grap
nel again, and as soon as all, 2,4 GO, fathoms
were paid out we commenced dragging un
til fifty-five minutes past thiee o'clock in
the afternoon, when we began to haul in
slowly. - It was soon evident by the great
strain that- the grapnel . nad caught the
-ble. At seven o'clock in the sf.ernoon,
when 710 fathoms had been recovered the
rope parted:' 'As there was not suScient
rope em board' the boat to -resume the
grappling it was deeided that the Great
Eastern should, return immediately to
England. ' . v t -.
UNION STATE CONVENTION.
HARRISBURG, August 17.
The Union State Convention met at noon
to day. The Convention mi called to or
der by Ganeral Cameron, Chairman of the
central etale Usmmittee.
arm. John Cessna was chosen tempor
ry President A committee was appolnt-
- ounwatea seats- ana permanent or
Mr. Tod. Cf Cumberland. ntT.irerl tha fJ.
i niffm' . -. i .. . i
.ivceviiwa, xnat mis uonvenlion. repre
senting the loyal people of Pennsylvania,
iuohuih ue eiumi m onr anldiara. cniu
onn3ence ana erratitude as surjerior to
.uuss ui an omen, ana mat in token of the
diuwiiiij ui auia uezutrauon, it will nomin
ate none as - condidatea for office except
those who have proved their loyalty and
patriotism by services in the field against
wmmiia oi me conn try.
' Mr. Stevens moved its reference to the
Committee , on Bieolntions. which afu
vmo uBiiaiH, was mooinea by instructing
the Committee to report this afternoon and
A Committee consisting- of one from
k a ..j
each Senatorial district, was - appointed on
FROM NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, August 17.
luhes a letter from B. Johnaos Harbour
accepting the nomination to Congress ten-
aorea mm, bat declined in a former lettar.
The Wilmington Herald of the 10th
says: An investigation made by General
Ames ana Duncan and Colonel Donnclan
shows that the negroes in Fayetteville, N.
O, and vicinity, have been cruelly treated
uy nut omy civilian out civu authorities.
Two negroes were tied up and publicly
whipped by the Sheriff. Others were lelt
tied until a storm prostrated the trees to
which they were tied, holding them to the
ground until relieved. . Citixens too have
presumed to exercise the authority of mas
ters over these people and punish them as
they see fit i It is also said that some of
the negroes have been killed. : The troops
are now under oraera to proceed to this
locality to put a stop to these abuses.
FUNERAL OF A POLICEMAN.
NEW YORK, August 17.
funeral of Policeman Walker, killed
in the discharge of his duty on Tuesday
morning, was attended by about 500 police
men to-uay. xne cortege made an im
posing appearance. Policemen marched
in platoons extendine from curb to curb on
Broadway. The coina containing the re
mains of the deceased was draped in black
and borne on the shoulders of four men in
the center of a hoilow square of police
NEW YORK, August 17.
The Commeraiftl savs that Ketchum,
Son S Co., have made an assign ment to
Mr. Jr. Calhoun, Presicent of the Fourth
National Bank, and to Mr. Bennett, for
merly of the firm of Kelchum, Rogers &
The house and furniture of Edward
Kstchum have been seized by the sheriff.
NEW YORK, August 17.
The Commercial says the check book
frwm which Ketchum issued his forgeries
has been found, wilh three hundred and
fitly checks missing, which, if all were used
by him, would maae the total issue about
NEW YORK, August 17.
Gold is firm, the being chiefly
from importers. Quotations opened at
141 j, run up to 141-;, and down again to
NEW YORK, August 17.
There was moie tone and firmness at the
Stock Exchange this morning. On rail,
roads the prices were all better, with more
demand for slocks. After call there was
further improvement, but the market de
clined toward the middle of the day. It
broke down at the second board under
various rumors, and there was a perfect
rush to sell stock. At the last board the
market recovered somewhat and was
limited for slock. There are plenty of
sellers on every rally. After the board the
market was better on the street !
Government securities steady and 7-30
notes rose to 99.
Stale bonds were quiet but firmer.
Miscellaneous and coal shares generally
Gold firmer to-day in consequence cf the
export demand. There is very little
speculation. . -
Money easier to-day to first class houses
with undoubted collateral. -
following rates: . .
Pithole, 775 ; : United Slates, 2,130 ;
Webster, 235; Montana, 860;: Empire
city, 73. .:" ; . ' .
Petroleum steady at 32, wilh light sales.
Bonded and free are without change.
The excitement arising out of the Ketchum
frauds has very much abated, and affairs
appear to be returning to their former
A card appeared this morning contain
ing the following in answer to some pub
lished charges : It is not true that we have
ever engaged in excessive speculation in
stock or gold, or made any heavy losses
thereby. We had nothing to do with the
recent upward movement of gold, beyond
owing s very moderate amount not in
creased sufficiently to supply the wants of
our shart customers. We have not been
recently or ever borrowers of money, and
consequently have not had to provide mar
gins in loans, either in the ordinary way or
by dishonest practices. .-
We have had no slock gold under hypo
thecation, but on the contrary have alwajs
been large lenders of money upon various
securities dealt in on the street Owing to
the frequent absence from town of Mr.
Graham, we ceased to give him orders in
February last, and have not since that time
employed in any manner the services of
himself or his. firm. Our suspension was
brought about solely by the unhappy
speculations, and frauds upon us resulting
therefrom, of one who, however unworthy
he may have proved, commanded, so lar as
we are informed, the confidence of all who
knew him. Respectfully,
' , JKrrcnuat, Son & Co. .
, So firm has been the conviction of the
whole street that Graham & Co. have
acted until now as agents of Ketchum &
Co. that even this formal assertion to the
contrary is not fully credited. The whole
tenor of the card is so opposed to what has
been generally believed respecting the
operations of the firm that its effect tends to
mystify rather than to explain these
strange developments. Many parties pos
itively assert that several statements in
the card are false.. The card was evidently
intended for New England .and has appar
ently destroyed what little sympathy there
was fur Morris Ketchum.
"Some brokers believe ths flight of young
Ketchum '.was pre-arranged with othor
members ofjths firm. Tjinre is great anx
iety to know-lhe full developments. Wall
street abounded in rumors to day. The
Connecticut' banks ' were reprtod in a
straightened condition, and many of them
were said to have failed outright; bat the
rumors could not be authenticated. There
were numerous failures reported among
broken, but' everybody gol through wilh
their payments,' although many had a
time. I .-
The Tribune's Washington special says:
Fayette McMullen of Virginia, formerly
Governor of Washington Territory, ' and
late ex-rebel member of Conrrsss, in com
pany wilh the present 'Governor of that
Territory, will leave here shortly in charge
of seven hundred women who intend imi-
grating to the West -- . . : .
TO RESUME PUBLICATION.
publishers oi the Richmond Enquirer have
arranged to commence the republication of
that sheet, and are now putting up the ne-
oessary presses and machinery.; It is cur
rently reported that-the material was all
purchased in New York through lubscrip
lion, and an advance made lor that par
pose and paid for, with city acceptances,
amounting to $75,000. - :
BROUHT TO GRIEF.
Jay D, McBrida, late Lisuteoant Colo
nel of the 8ihUnited States Colored Ar
tillery, but now clerk in tbe Treasury De
partment, attacked General Sol Meredith
with the intention of whipping him, at the
Metropolitan Hotel, at 10 o'olock Tuesday
night . The General brought him to grief,
though entirely, unarmed, and the young
man departed with a bloody nose, black
eyes and battered countenance.. The
cause of the assault dates back to the time
General Meredith commanded the district
Columbus, Georgia, says:
To one acquainted with this country be
fore the war, who contrasts its former with
its present appearance, will appreciate tbe
desolation and destruction, which is terri
ble. What the people along- the loisd
from Chattanooga to Atlanta are to do for
food the coming winter is hard to tell.
While ths corn and. oats crop of the Mid
dle Slates have suffered from a superabun
dance of rain, this region has been parch
ed by drouth. What little com there is
planted will not yield one . half a crop
Frem Atlanta to Columbus it is but little
better, but more has been planted.
. The scarcity of money and the pressing
wants of the people are shown by. the
crowds of pale, sickly looking white wo
men, of the ragged but more robust black
women, and by the. children of all colors
grades and sizes, with baskets of fruit, eggs
pies to sell, which press about the trains
every stopping place.
The condition cf the freedmen is pitiful.
The feeling against them among all classes
intensely hostile and bitter.
The old leaven of slavery still works in
minds of former masters, and they
comfort themselves in secret wilh the idea
when the State Government is re
established they will be powerful enough
inaugurate a system of espionage which
will secure the old institution with a dew
HARRISBURG, August 17.
The Convention re-assembled at 4 o'clock-
committee on permanent organization
reported H. C. Benson, of Crawford county,
President, with a- Vice President from
each Senatorial District
Mr. McVcight, Chairman of the Com-
lee on Resolutions, submitted the report
a resolution expressive of confidence in
administration of President Johnson,
and endorsing his resonstruction policy.
Governor Curtin and K. M. Stanton re
commend the confiscation of " property of
Southern rebels, amounting to or over
$100,000 in value, to psy pensions, & j. '
Soldiers advert to the revision of the
revenue law to insure protection to Amer
ican industry, endorse free doctrine and
maintain the claims of soldiers to offlcesi
posts, profit and honor.
Mr. Todd again offered the resolution
presented by him at the morning session
relative to the recognition of ; Soldiers;
claims to offices, ss a substitute for the one
the subject presented by the Comm ttee.
After considerable debate the substitute
The resolutions as submitted by the com
mittee were then unanimously adopted.
The Convention then proceeded to ballot
Auditor General, which resulted as fol
lows: General J. Hartrault, of Montgomery
county, 63 ; John A Hirstand, of, Lancas
39; B. B. Macomb, of Lawrence, 20;
General Charles Albright, Of Carbon, 3 ;
General James Selfridge, ot Northampton,
, The nomination of General Hartrauft
was declared unanimous.:
The following is the result of balloting
Surveyor. .General : Col. Jacob Camp
bell, of Cumberland, 92; General Joseph
Naglee, of Suhuylkill, 27. :v
Hon. James Cessna, of Bedford, was
elected by the Convention as chairman of
State Ctntral Committee. ' - .
The members then proceeded to indicate
their choice ior members of the Slate Cen
tral Committee, after which General Hart
rauft andJColonel Campbell being present
to the Convention, made brief addresses.
The Convention then si-i
WASHINGTON, August 17.
The President to-day opened his doors
all visitors, one third of whom were
women. The throng was not as large as
yesterday. - ;
Capt James Moore telegraphs from An-
dersonville that he yesterday completed
suitable interment of the Union sol
diers who died there. - -
Receipts from internal revenue to-day,
amounted to nearly $1,000,000. -
Moses F. Odell, member of the late
House of Representatives from Brooklyn,
been appointed naval offioer of the
port of New Yerk, to take effect the 1st of
September. . : ;' .'
ACCIDENT ALLY SHOT.
Last night at Camp Barry, near the city.
sentinel on duty was ordered to fire on
some escaping prisoners, and in doing so
accidentally shot Miss Mary Good and
Miss Eliza Ward, who were walking in
vicinity with gentlemen. The wound
inflicted upon Miss Ward was slight; bat
Miss Good was shot through the back and
lung, and her injuries are supposed to be
mortal. She is a resident cf Baltimore'
was serenaded to
night and acknowledged the honor in a
patriotic speech. .. The serenading party
then proceeded to the reaidance of ' Secre
tary Harlan, and after the band had played
several airs tbe Secretary was called out
and he also made a speech. ' i " '
Jhe Department of Agriculture has Just
completed its tables, showing the condition
of the crops on the first day of August, as
reported by Its correspondents. At that
aim the harvest had not bees secured, but,
from correspondence since then, it is be
lieved that the wheat crop had not received
Additional injury, excepting, perhaps in
Wisconsin and Minnesota, where the rains
have extended since August lit
i The Department has issued another eir
culai which wai be returned on the lit of
September, renewing its inquiries relative
to- wheat and other crops. Also the
amount cf old wheat in the countrv
When this circular shall be returned in
formation will be more definite and com
plete, but it is believed that the defi.it
will not be less than is zow reported.
A table formed oa circulars of August
shows the following decrease of crops cf
1865 from those of 1S64: crrp of 18G4,
160,695,823 bushels; estimates ot 18C5,
134,454,125 bushels; decrease, 26,211.593
bushels. The less is as follows: in New
England and the Middle States, 007,363
bushels; In Maryland and Delaware, 1,
719,575 ; in the Western and North western
Stales, 23,804,744 bushels; total, 23,241,
698 bushels. All other crops, particularly
corn and potatoes, are moat promising, ex
cept tobacco, of which considerably less
has been planted. The oat crop ia very
large. - The hay crop in tie West is much
Injured by the wet weather, but still it is
The above is published by authority of
Isaac Newton, Commissioner of the De
partment of Agriculture.
MEMPHIS, August 17.
SHOCK OF AN EARTHQUAKE.
The shock of aa earthquake was felt
here this morning, shaking buildings, tum
bling down chimneys and upsetting Lose
articles. An iron lafe establishment was
thrown over. It was even more plainly
felt at Holly Springs, Mississippi, and La-
Grange, Tennessee. It lasted ten seconds.
No particular damage done as is known.
NEW YORK, August 17.
Gold iVl. ,
New York Central 30)i; Erie 82;.: ;
Hudson 107J4 ; Reading Ivl'A; Michigan
Southern C1J.'; Pi'.taburiih 66; Rock
Island 105;' North 'Mrestern 27; North
Western preferred 60J ; Fort Wayne 91! ;
Pittsburgh Cleveland 67); Canton 39;
Cumberland 39"f; Quicksilver S2; Ohio
and Michigan certificates 23.'.
Yesterday Evening's Edition
FROM NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, August 17.
The Herald's Quebec correeoondentfives
some rather startling facts respecting affairs
in the British Provinces.
The r-anadian debt exceeds $75,000,000,
upwards of three-fourths of which has been
incurred in the past ten years. Political
sffiirs are also represented to be in a very
ticklish condition. -
-Hon. Preston King yesterday executed
his bonds as Collector of the port of New
York in the sum cf $200,600. ilia bonds
men are Andrew Carngan aud Pest Mas
ter Blatchlord, whojusuty in $200,000 each.
The bonds were executed before Judge
Botts, his Honor subsequently admiaister
iug ,tne oath of office to the new incum
bent, who will enter upon the duties of his
cilice on the 1st of September next
But little additional has been developed
concerning the great defalcation since yes
terday. . li- R. Mumford, whose ff ilne to mec-t
his engagements was announced several
days since, has been arrested on a ctarce
of giving checks on backs in which he
had no funds. His operations, however,
involve a loss of only about one hundred
Ths Times" W-aaingtoa special sajj the
irrepressible conflict has developed anothtr
phase in this city. The Washington sec-sh
who reside in tbe aristocratic locality of 14th
street and Massachusetts avenue object to
the colored suhools established in that vi
cinity by General Howard cf the Freed
men's Bureau. They beseech him to nave
them removed, and assign, among other
reasons, that it will depreciate the price of
The Wertz trial went over again to
day, and it may not begi - fur a week. It
seems after all that the prosecution is not
fully ready, new evidence is constantly
coming in which may cause some cnangts
in the charges and speciticaiins.
The Herald's special says all the soldiers
now in the Held, with the single exception
of those in the Military Division under
General Sherman have, within a few day?,
been paid up to and including the 30th if
Jane last, and lor Sheridan's Department
over $10,000,000 were sent two weeks ai:o
to the paymaster with which to setlia tiie
old demands against the government
' A number ot the citizens ot Richmond
have been here fur several days with an
object of calling on the President as' a doi
egation in behalf of tbemteivee and others
concerning pardons. Yesterday the self
constituted committee vieiied the White
House and were addressed by the Prosi.
dent in a friendly way, and upon being
asked where they were from, a member of
me delegation in a pompous style replied:
We are proud to say that we are from
tbe city of Richmond." The President re
plied that he did not see any occasion Kr
pride in that fact, and turr ing his back do
voted his attention to other matters, and
thus ended the interview. Several prtibs
came np Ic-day to reinforce the delegation,
out what new movements will be attempt
ed is not yet developed. , .
NEW YORK, August 17.
The comments and speculation s of the
English papers concerning the Atlantic ca
ble, received by the China, are, in the ab
sence of more definite intelligence from
the Great Eastern, interesting. On ail
hands it is agreed that the kjury to the
cable must have occurred alter it left the
hip. Rough weather, sufficient to have
caused a breakage of the cable, is out of
the question, as the instruments employed
at Valentia were so delicate as to record
every lurch of the big ship..
When the loss ol insulation became
known on board the Great Eastern, it is
supposed that those in charge of tbe ope
rations would order the ship to be put back
in order to under-run the wire and discover
While this operation wss ia progress,
aceordine to a writer in the London limes,
s brisk wind or any roughness of the sea
would compel the telegraph people to cut
the cable at once and buoy it Tne report
brought by the First Fruit is net inconsist
ent with the supposition that this was
done. That supposition is supported by
the fact that it was in latitude 51, longitude
89, that the insulation first began to give
oat, and the Great Eastern probably went
some distance after this. . It was in latitude
5U40 and lorgitude 38, one degree nearer
Valentia than the First Fruit found the
As to the possibility of recovering the
cable, should it have been buoyed as sug
gested, opinions differ.
The London Daily News mentions as aa
encouraging omen the fact that a cable
now working was fished out of 1600 fath
oms of water under less favorable circum
stances. ' Should the worst anticipations
be realized and the cable be found to have
parted only five hundred miles of wire wi 1
be lost, and from lour to five hundred milts
can be recovered from the Valentia end.
NEW YORK, August 17. NEWS FROM THE GREAT EASTERN.
NEW YORK, August 17.
are receiving news from the Great
Eastern, which thows that it is probable
that the cable is lost
BOSTON, August 17.
. was the bar.
bor was got off without appare!.ldamtc.u.
Major Dick McCann, lately of the reUd
army, has been arrts ed at Nashviile f ,r
being a member cf a court-martial wbicb,
during tbe war, bung several Union citi
zens at Knoxviile.