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Tuesday Morning, Sept.
Pas* lng Event?
The signs of tho tini^jf aro om?d
riots at New Orleans, where tho f reed
mou wero incited by bad mon to com?
mit violence and outrage, to the
d?si?g'acea? ?Mhe President's tour
at Pittsburg, the exhibitions of bad
blood are too numerous to be over?
looked'br treated with indifference by
...the peopto oj-thiaewiiilij."""""
_ That the wisest aud ablest men of
?the co*nti7^u^ehe^4iffc^lty, eda
Ranger "f^^ncea?M'; *but ?h what
shape it may come,-or afc-what hour,
no man caa tail. The machinations of
theso wicked m?n are principally di?
rected against the people of the
Southern States, and how they are
to protect themselves against these
assaults and their fearful conse?
quences, is a question that ia entitled
to their serious consideration.
The New York World, in noticing
tlie endorsement ol the President's
policy by the father of Gen. Grant,
commends the steady adherence of
the General to the President to the
notice of the blood-thirsty radicals,
who are breathing ont threatenings
and slaughter, and talk glibly of a
new civil war. It advises them, if
they are determined to provoke a
bloody contest, they ought to weigh
some pf the obstacles which lio in the
And herein .lies the hope of the
country for its salvation. President
Johnson will remain the Commander
in-Chief of the army ?nd navy; he is
made [so by the Constitution, and no
law of Congress can divest him of
the office, insides thia fact. Geu.
Grant and, we believe, every General
of tho United ?-tates army, who dis
linguised "himself for bravery and
generalship in the late war, aro in
favor of tho restorative policy of their
ohief.- Ho will keep.nooe' iji-servico,
at any point where they could do
harm; who oppose this policy. As
the World tells the radicals, every
?Lip and gun-boat would bo placed
under commando!'officers ol known
. fidelity to /tho President.* Every
]t, fort, arsenal and armory would, in
Uko manner, be committed to faith?
ful men. Every army officer who
faltered, could be relieved from duty;
every one who was unfaithful, could
be court maxtialed and cashiered for
Such is the position the radicals
would find themselves in, and al?
though they passed a resolution distri?
buting Government arms throughout
tho Northern States, and withholding
their quota from the Southern States,
it will avail them but little; for tho
officers and soldiers of the Uuiou;
will never affiliate with those insur?
gents who seek to keep that Union
disintegrated for their own vile
party purposes. Butler and Logan
would be poor military leaders,
against "Grant and a host of tried
fevaerajp and ?ther braye officers who
signed the call for the Soldiers' Con?
vention at Cleveland.
J* ^PnjaE SrJpBqBL^-Tbe New York Ex?
press asks tho radicals with what
gre ce or consistency they can com?
plain of tho alleged impossibility of
free speech anywhere in the so-called
"unreconstructed States," when the
President of the United States is ac?
tually mobbed and denied a hearing,
as at Indianapolis, and in other such
AHM. C?O THH NEO BOBS.-Thc
Washington Union says there is no
doubt bat Congress, at its short ses?
sion, will endeavor to arm tho blacks
of the South, to protect tho Southern
missionaries who will go South for the
purpose of endeavoring to change pub?
lic sentiment. This is the protection
asked by Jack Hamilton and others.
The rapid accumulation, of gold in
thc Treasury will, if continued, soon
afford a metallic basis for the Trea?
sury notea in circulation. It is esti?
mated that by the end of this mouth
tho Treasury will have nearly, if not
quite, one hundred millions in gold.
,",rrnI'.S,OUTH WB PREKDUEN.
Tho Richmond Whig truly says
"If tho view? <rf the Southern poo
plo prevail a conflict between tho
whites, and blacks will never occur
Tt is their desire to live on pleasant
terms with tho colored people, to
employ them as laborers, to pay their
liberally, and to contribute to them
advancement and happiness. If it
occnr, it will be forced by those who
are really tho worst enemies of the
The people of Louisville have done
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tnrn?il out cfc anqjs'' njpd endued into
tho praofcudiifcc* ? ?fi cuiMOTkv t?dial
and hearty manner.
One of tho moat beautiful and
interesting featurcsoi tho display on
the occasion, was thirty-six young
misses, clad in pure white, euch repre?
senting a State, with wreaths on their
heads and with baskets of flowers in
their hands, with which they he
sprinkled the path of tho President.
A? the President Was p:u9sing to tho
stairs of thc hotel, niter the speaking,
they scattered tho flowers under Ida
feet, r nd when ho passed to the omi
of their Uno, having stopped occa?
sionally to kiss one of their sweet,
innocent faces, ono of them handed
him tho following beautiful petition,
praying for tho release of Jefferson
Davis; which tho President very
kindly received, and promised to read
at the first leisuro moment and givoit
his consideration :
To His Rccellcnci/ Andrew Johnson,
President of (he United Stoles of
HONORED Sm: The undersigned,
little girls of tho city of Louisville
and of the State of Kentucky, taught
by our mothers to venerate you as
the nation's head and the people's
friend, moved by sympathy for one
who once stood your peer in thc coun?
cils of tho nation, do most respect?
fully present this prayer in his behalf
and in behalf of an anguished mother
end grief-stricken little ones.
That you release from prison, on
parole, or otherwise, as may seem
best to yon, Jefferson Davis, late
President of tho "so-called Confede?
rate States of America." If our chief
magistrate shall lind it consistent
with his sense of duty to the nation
to grant our prayer, millions of little
ones shall risc np to call him blessed.
LOUISVILLE, September ll, 186G.
This is a beantifnl and touching
appeal, and we hope it may bo re?
sponded to favorably. All honor to
Louisville, her people and her little
Si ri s !
From all indications, it would ap?
pear that Missouri will become tho
theatre of violence and bloodshed at
the approaching election, which takes
place on the 10th of November. Et
is settled, beyond doubt, that the
President has said that tho rights of
all citizens will be protected, and
although the nature of tho orders to
Gen. Hancock is, of course, un?
known, the Missouri Republican ex?
presses the most confident belief that
the national troops, if necessary, will
be employed to suppress any disorder
and protect the people in tho exercise
of their right of suffrage.
In the meantimo. ?.udin the follow?
ing most unmistakable language, it.
exhorts tho conservatives to prepare
for the worst. It says:
"But whilo conservatives may rest
patient and hopeful on this score,
encouraged by the absoluto certainty
that tho President of the United
States will grant to them the fullest,
extent needed, the irresistible aid of
the General Government in maintain?
ing their rights, let them bear in
mind our words of warning given
yesterday. There is a grand conspi?
racy on tho part of the radical faction,
backed up by force, to deprive tho
majority of tho citizens of Missouri
of thc most sacred rights a freeman
can enjoy. Preparo instantly.to
meet force with force. Let there bo
no bullying nor bragging. Tho
emergency is too serious for mere
chaffing and gasconade. Let a calm,
resolute, brave purpose, animate tho
conservative Union party to meet the
radical armed ruffians of Missouri in
just such style a:; they themselves
shall choose. If with arms, either
individually or in companies, then
meet them by arms. Fletcher's
armed mobs must be met by compa?
nies of armed citizens, who will rid
tho community of their presence.
They have no right to exist an hour
in Missouri, and may us lawfully bo
pursued and hunted down as gangs of
bushwhackers. De ready to meet
Puch banditti, whenever they appen r,
at conservative assemblies, or at thc
polls, with weapons fit for service and
in numbers snfliciont to defend all
the rights that belong to us. Sine*'
Gov. Fletcher, and Blow and Drako,
menace us with 'organizations,' let
us have our organizations without
any delay. Get arms, got powder, got
percussion mps, choose your officers,
and bc ready. And then if the radi?
cals want war, they can have it."
.This is pretty plain talk; but it
seems to bo needed, its the radical
Governor, it is baldly stated,, is arm?
ing bands of men of his own political
stripe. Wo hope thc conflict may ho
averted, and the surest way to accom?
plish this, is lo be fully prepared for
tho radical destructives.
Both of tho Atlantic cables are now
Ber. Henry Ward Beechar,"caving
created nomo Vii ja^J|f ?rjtfon ajaong. j
l?f. congregation by bis Cleveland let?
te*; published iii. dei columns some
iLvys ugo, has written another, "ex
phrnatory," as he says, of his ?rst
epistle. His opponents will find small
comfort in his explanation, aa may be
seen from the following paragraphs
which we extract:'
Upon Mr. Johnson's accession I was
supremely imprcHsed with the convic?
tion that the whole problem of recon?
struction would practically pivot on
tho harmony of Air. Johnson and
Congress. With that we could have
secured every guarantee and every
amendment of the Constitution. Had
a united Government said to the
South, promptly backed upas it would
have been by the united North, "with
slavery we must take ont of the Con?
stitution whatever slavery put in, and
put iu whatever slavery for its own
support left out"-there can scarcely
bo a doubt that long before this the
question would havobeen settled, thc
basis of represen tatiou in the South
conformed to that in the North, and
the principle, the most fundamental
and important of all. might have been
established iu the Costitution, viz:
" tli.it manhood aud full citizenship
Somo great changes required two
things, viz : promptness and unity in
counsels. To secure these I bent my
whole strength. I urged the purga?
tion of thc Constitution. I reasoned
against mutual distrust, and plead for
unity of Government action. I did
all that I knew how to do to confirm
tho President in his war-begotten zeal
against slavery ; to prevent such sus?
picions and criminations as would
tend to r?vive in his mind old preju?
dices, and bring on a relapse into his
former hatred of Northern fanatics. 1
thought I understood his nature, and
tho extreme danger, at such a critical
time, of irritating a proud, sensitive
and pugnacious mau, of Southern
sympathies, little in sympathy witt
Northern feelings or ideas, ant
brought into tho very leadership o:
those men and that train of principle!
which he had all his life hated and de
nounced. That he was sincero ant
tenacious would make the case all th<
more difficult. I thought I foresav
that a division between him and Con
gress would be the worst disaster tha
could befall us; th nf tho praat?ao
test of true statesmanship just thei
was not to bo found in theories o
philosophies, however sound, but ii
securing and confirming Mr. John
son in hi3 then dispositions.
Upon tho assembling of Congress
I went to Washington. I fount
Southern men lying prostrate befor?
Mr. Johnson, ami appealing to hi
tender-heartedness, (for he is a mai
o? kind and tender heart,) disarmin,
his war rage by utter submission,
found Northern men already utteriii;
suspicions of his fidelity, and, con
scions of power, threatening impeach
meut Tho men who seemed alive t
this danger were, unfortunately, nc
those who had the management of al
fairs. Dad counsels prevailed. Th
i North denounced, and the Sout
sued. W? *'.o evuocqucuues.
I Liong after I despaired of soeiu
the President and Congress harmon
ous, I felt it to be the duty of all goo
men to leave no influences untried t
lessen the danger, and to diminiu
tho evils which are sure to conn
should tho President, reboundin
from the Republicans, be caught b
those men who were in sympathy an
counsel with the South throughoi
tho war. I shall not attempt to a]
portion blame where both sid?
erred. It is enough to say that unit
secured at the seat of Govern m ci
would have been a noble achievemej
Deeming the speedy admission <
tlie Southern States as necessary I
their own health, as indirectly tl
best policy for tho freedmen, ns pt
culiarly needful to the safety of ot
Government, which, for thc sake <
accomplishing :> good end, incantioi
men aro in danger of perverting,
favored, and do still favor, the clo
tion to Congress of Republicans wi
will seek the early admission of tl
recusant States. Having urged it f<
a year past, I was more than ready 1
urge it again upon the various coi
veutions which preceded tho nom in.
tion of Representatives to Congre
this fall. In this spirit, and for th
end, I drew up my Cleveland lette
I deem ils views sound ; lam not son
that T wrote it. I regret the misa]
prehension which it caused, and yi
more, any sorrow which it may hu\
needlessly imposed upou dear friend
As 1 look back upon my course, 1 s?
no deviation from that straight Iii
which I have made, without wave
ing, for now thirty years of publ
life, in favor of justice, liberty ? an
the elevation of the j>oor and ign<
The attempt to class me with mc
whoso course I have opposed all my li
long, will utterly fail. I shall choot
my own place, and shall not be move
from it. I have been, from my youtl
a firm, unwavering, avowed and acth
friend of all that were oppres
ed. I have done nothing to forfe
that good name which I have ear net
I am not going weakly to turu awa
from my settled convictions of th
public weal, for fear that bad me
may praise me, or good men blamt
There is a serious difference of judj
ment between men as to tho bei
policy. Wo must all remit to th
future the decision of the qnestior
Pacts will soon judge us.
A DITOBACT?T? S^TE3TE.-We cannot
fittingly characterize tba indignity I
and insult that were dBW to the
Jft?MSdent of the United States at I* '
dianapolis. It was not OD ly disgrace- i
ful to the persons who proved tbem
relrecLSO lost to respect an^decegicyi 1
but it-.Was disgraceful to tho city i
which permitted the outrage, and to <
the jKmtical party to which the In?
dianapolis mob belong. It is lament?
able indeed if our country has ap?
proached so near to the point of
anarchy that its chief magistrate
the successor of Washington, Jack?
son, Lincoln and the rest-cannot
pass peaceably through it "No won?
der that, wheo-passion and political
hatred run so high, the few remaining
old statesmen of the Jacksonian era
should come forth from political re
tiracy to nse their efforts in stemming
the tide of radicalism. It is not a
long step from such scenes as were
enacted at Indianapolis to the scene
so eloquently portrayed by Webster,
in which was depicted "a land rent
with civil feuds, or drenched, it may
he, in fraternal blood." There is
danger ahead when we see such signs
as those alluded to, and the fact
should not be disguised. It is the
duty of every temperate citizen to use
his influence in keeping down the
spirit of turbulence which is now so
prevalent, and also to aid in restoring
the Union to its normal state of
peoce5nnd harmony.-Tfivs York Sun.
! JUSTICE TN WEST VIRGINIA.-Tho
following extract from a letter from
Charlestown, West Virginia, will show
to what extent radicalism is carried
in that bogus State:
' 'As things go on in this new State,
there is little protection for any
Southerner. Every man who was in
any way connected with thc rebel?
lion, is liable to a suit for damages
sustained hy 'loyal' people during
tho war. Whether thc defendant was
in nny way implicated in the injuries
inflicted or not, or whether tho in?
juries really were inflicted, is of little
consequence. Judgments ar? inva?
riably rendered, and there is no
chance of redress. I find ono suit
for $0,500 decided against mo for
trespass in an adjoining County, into
which I have never put a foot, insti?
tuted by a man of whom I have never
heard. Another suit for $3,000 is
now pending, and will be decided
againtt rae at the next term. I am
in this case also utterly ignorant of
The new tariff, which went into
operation on tho 10th of August, has
had tho effect of keeping in bond all
tim cigars imported at New York
since then. The amount of duty laid
on cigars, cigarettes, and cheroots,
by this tariff, is three dollars a pound,
and fifty per cent, nd rnlorem in addi?
tion; and it was provided that no
cigars should be removed from bond?
ed warehouses until an inspection had
been mode and a stamp indicating
tho inspection had been affixed to the
box. By a singular omission, there
was no inspector of New York until
September 4, when the appointment
of Col. Tilomas D. Chamberlain to
' that oliiee' was received from Wash
iugtui*. Col /"Miarrtttorla?n Rudn nil
accumulation of cigars, which cannot
get into market until a suitable stamp
for them is prepared and printed.
This will occupy, with the work of
delivery, Ac, perhaps ten days or
MORE STEALING AT WASHINGTON.-?
The Washington correspondent of
tho Herald, under date of September
"An extensive robbery of United
States bond-, has just been discovered
in this city, and ono of the alleged
principals arrested. The bonds -
$25,000 in value-were the property
of Miss Lucy Rives, daughter of tho
late John C. Rives, and were on de?
positin Messrs. Riggs ?fc Co.'shank?
ing house. Thc robbery was com?
mitted some time between December
15, 1805, and June 15, 186G, the
former being tho last date at which
i they were seen and handled."
An incident which occurred yes?
terday on tho boat as the President
was crossing the Ohio from Coving?
ton to Cinciunatti, affords an addi?
tional illustration of tho faithful at?
tachment of tho Grant family lo
President Johnson. The father of
Gen. Grant was presented to tho
President, and assured him of hid
cordial approbation of tho President's
policy, and expressed earnest wishes
for its success. There can bo no
doubt that Gen. Grant himself
cherishes t!)c samo views and wishes,
although his sense of tho proprieties
of his position keeps him studiously
aloof from party politics.
[Nar York World.
The Montreal Witness says the
prevalence of intemperance muong
the public men of Canada hos long
l>ecn notorious, but from tho disagrec
nbleness of exposing mens faults, it
has seldom been noticed in tho press*
At last, however, the country appears
to have waked up to the dreadful
reality, and Upper Canada papers
teem with severo criticisms on tho
subject. It is further charged, that
during the Fenian raid, some of tho
ministers were too drunk nt the criti?
cal moment to attend to important,
matters connected with tho political
A San Francisco telegram says:
"Ont of niuo counties heard from iu
tho recent local elections, seven have
A New York letter of the 8th, to
the Macon Citizen, ?TB: f yr
M lady fpm G^orgK waa walking dp
Bronc!wayllie ofker^lay and saw ona
?g*, "(tyat reAtctmi in the pricfW
WWile Ducks." %he^xclaimed "OH
kho little* dears, Innalt have a paiif*
and forthwith inquired in the store of
one of the salesmen, the price. Ho
told her they were worth so much
per yard by the bolt, and she took a
bolt towards the door.
CONVENT LIFE.-The daughter ol
Count de Montelembert took the
veil nt tho Sacre Cour some mouths i '
since. As an acknowledgment of the
great services rendered to the church
of Home, by her distinguished fftther,
the Pope has granted tho young re?
cluse permission to quit her convent
duriug one day in each week, in order
to attend to her father daring his
present severe illness. This is a rare
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CHABOED WITH TREASON.-The
Huntsville (Alabama) Independent, of
the 4th instant, says:
"R. W. Col tart, Esq., was arrested
yesterday, on a charge of treason. A
bond of $15,000 waa required of him
and given. Mr. CoKart had been
pardoned by the President long
since. He was Confederate States
Marshal for North Alabama."
Tho Buffalo Trepress, of yesterday,
publishes a letter taken from a Hamil?
ton, C. W., paper, which was said to
have been picked up in the streets of
Hamilton, containing an intimation
of a plot to buru Buffalo, especially
the elevators. It was stated some
timo ago that a plot existed to burn
the towns along the American bor?
PREACHER FROM ENGLAND.-The
Rev. T. Hirst Smith, a Unitarian mi?
nister, settled over Blackwater Cha?
pel, Rochdale, England, has accepted j
a call from the Unitarian congrega?
tion of Charleston, South Carolina.
This congregation, being unwilling to
take any minister from the North in
this country to be their pastor, has
thus gone abroad for one.
SCANDALOUS.-The teachers of the
negro schools in Richmond, who aro
loyalists of the radical stamp, are
abusing and maligning the President
iu the most slanderous terms, and
oue of tho eopics which most ire- :
?lueu?y graces tho slates and writing
books of their negro pupils is, "An?
drew Johnson is a traitor!"
[Philadelphia Evening Herald.
Ono of the delegates to the recent
Butler-Brownlow Convention was a
member ol the Louisiana Legislat ure
which called thcS?>cesR?on Convention
of that State. One of the delegates
from Tennessee was a renegade officer
of a rebel regiment from that State.
He was active in the organization of
his company, but withdrew before
the fighting came on.
The Richmond Times, of Tuesday
last, says: "We had tho pleasure of
meeting the distinguished Virginian,
R. M. 'JV Hunter, in town yesterday.,
?le is'living quietly on his place in
Essex, attending to farming matters
with great energy, and striving to
retrieve his fortune and repair the
losses inflicted bv tim war."
officer had cholera orbus and riot a
congestive chill at Chicago, and was
there left by the Presidential excur?
sion party. He is getting well. A
man needs must have the stomach of
au ostrich, or a Sir Morton Pete, to
go eating and drinking all over the
country with impunity.
Dr. Craven, author of the "Prison
Life of Jefferson Davis," has already
received from Carleton, of Now York,
the sum of $12,000 as copyright on
that volume, which still continues to
sell just as rapidly as on the first day
of its publictiou. ('raven has also
received ?950 from the publisher of
his book in England.
The first case of "civil rights"
equality occurred in this District
recently. Sambo stole Sambo's
breeches. Sambo went before the
"next magistrate," procured a war?
rant, and had Sambo arrested and
lodged in jail, whore he now is,
.^waiting his trial liefore the Court of
SOUTHERN PLANTERS ANDBRAZTX.
A number of Louisiana planters who
went ont to Brazil with tho view of
commencing the raisiug of cotton in
that country have written home that
they have been disappointed in their
expectations, ami will return in a
short time.-Philadelphia Ledger.
Major Casseli, formerly of Gen.
Butler's staff, has been arrested by
the proprietor of the Hygiea hotel, on
a charge of illegal seizure of liquors
and other goods belonging to that
house, while Gen. Butler was in com?
President Johnson, Mr. Seward a: :u
Mr. "Welles, paid a friendly visit to
ex-Attorney-General Batos, and spent
half au hour with him. Mr. Bates is
rapidly declining in health, and his
friends say he cannot live many days
Tho Rochester (New York) Union
proposes that Fred. Douglass, thc
colored Republican stamper, bo
given the unanimous radical nomi?
nation for Congress in that District.
Mr. Connelly, M. P., has presented
a splendid saddle to General Robert
Bi AJ? Xa TOB. SALE AT THIS OTFICE.-I^et
efs ot- Administration. Bedan-1ion on
lo&d c? ?>-?al?v.Kv??. ??o??K?Ke? anti Con
'Oj^nc^of B0i E?tatc.
MAH. AUK INOEXEKTH. -AU mails ar..
>pcn for douri'ry at 8 o'clock ia tbe ino ru?
ng, and close aa follows: Northern, 5J p.
n.; South Carolina Railroad, 8 p. m.;
Charleston, 9 p. sn.; Greenville, 9 p.m.
Mc sn- is TUE PAJ?K.-By direction of the
Post Commander, the bane! of tbe 6th
?nited.atalas Infanta? mim fjisniiu at the
Park, this afternoon, at ** o'aianfc. g*
BLACKSMITH, WHKKIWWU?HT, AC -It will
be scon by an advertisement in another
column, that Mr. Henry Skpp?r bas re?
moved his wheelwright ?ind blacksmith
?bop to Taylor street, nearly opposite tb?
southern Express omeo. Mr. Skmper will
promptly attend to ail basin ess in hi? lino.
ARREST or A HORSE THIEF.-Mr. J. B.
Clark, who has charge of ?ne of tbe Con
garce ferries, overhauled a freedman, yes?
terday, with a horse which he had cause
to suppose had boon stolen. After his ar?
rest, thc negro confessed that he was
guilty-having taken possession of tho
horse on the other side of the Savannah.
Tua UHUNIXO or Cot.rM.ntA. - An inter?
esting account ot the "Sack and Destruc?
tion jt tho City of Columbia, 8. C.," baa
just been issued,, pamphlet form, from
the Phoenix power press. Orders Oiled to
any 0 sic nt. Price 50 cents. Copies can bo
obtained at this office and the bookstores.
H KW AnvaaTnuoourrn,-Attention is call?
ed to tho following advertisements, which
are pnblisbod thia morning for the fi ret
J. D. Aikea ft Co.-Steamer for Florida.
J. D. Clark-Horse Taken Up.
S. N. Buff-Beward.
D. B. DeSaussnre-Real Estate.
T. A. B.-R?sidence tor Sala. .
T. WV 1 ton-Music Book Lost.
i Isher A Lowrance-Hardware. ,
Fl . .tr, Corn and Bacon. .
lierin ft Peixotto-Variety Hsl?i'
C. H. Baldwin ft Co.-Hams, Potatoes.
Apply at this Oftice-Watch Lea*.
True Brotherhood Lodge -Meeting
MITCH NEEDED.-A large peniten?
tiary is being built. at Mouridsville,
below Wheeling, West Virginia. It
is much needed. The Wheeling Re?
gister says fifteen or twenty ''gentle?
men in striped clothing" are engaged
in the work of construction.
Tho radicals are oaganizing and
arming a secret military force in
Missouri, called the advanced guard.
It is to take the place of tho lawless
militia which the Governor was forced
to disband, and its object is to carry
the elections by violence.
Mr. Baldwin, who died at Phila?
delphia lately, built the first model
locomotive engine ever constructed in
this country, about the year 1829, and
at the time of his death had over
1,000 men employed in his locomo?
THE SOUTHERN RELIEF FAIR.-The
La<hes' Southern Orphans' Relief
Fair, new open at the Institute Hall,
Baltimore, is being ' well attended.
We learn from the Sun, that on Thurs
? day night the receipts for admission
alone were $200.
Hon. Thomas J. Foster, member
of Congress elect from Alabama, says
that President Johnson is in the
highest spirits touching the result of
the coming election and the friture
political welfare of the whole coan
WHEAT SCARCE.-We learn from
the Lynchburg N'?tes that wheat is so
scarce in that market' that the mills
are doing absolutely nothing. The
total receipts since the opening of the
season are estimated not to exceed
Richmond papers complain that
the sidewalks of that city are con?
stantly obstructed by the crowds of
idle negroes which congregate upon
them. There are other cities subject?
ed to similar annoyances. -
The 7Yaies* New Orleans1 special
says Jiat a private letter received
from Monterey, says that Maximilian
abdicated in favor of*' Prfn?e'TTapo
leon on the 10th alt. This report
The New Jersey Legislator1has
ratified the Constitutional amend?
ment. Tho vote was, in the House,
yeas thirty-four, nays twenty-four; in
the Semite, yeas elev??; nays ten.
Seven nea* cases of cholera have
been reported to the Richmond, Va.,
Board of Health since Monday after?
The receipts from customs last week,
from the five ports of New "York,
Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and
New Orleans, were $3,156,230 ST.
Accounts from Tennessee say that
the corn crop in that State is greater y
than during any previous year within *
thc memory of the oldest inhabitant.
Tlie losses by fire in the United
States for the last six months of 1803.
I and where more than $20,000
' worth of property was consumed,
foot up $02,976,000.
Nine St Louis, Mo., cemeteries
report fifty-three cholera, interments
on Sunday. Seven report forty-one
The New Jersey l^paUicar?caucus
have nominated A. Gr Cat tell for
Senator. The Conservatives are con?
fident of the re-election of Stockton.
Mr. S. D Stnart is in England, so?
liciting endorsements fer Gen. Lee's
I . njiimin Harris has been dropped
bv t're Congressional Convention in
his district, the fifth Maryland, t* "