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bullied EVERY MORNING (Sunday's Excepts*!) at
No. 18 Roanoke Square,
and sold to Dealers and News Buys at
THREE DOLLARS PER HUNDRED
or sent to subscribers by mall at the rate of
TEN DOLLARS PER YEAR
parable In advance. Single copies, at the counter, FIVE
Risldants ia the city of Norfolk or Portsmouth, desir
ing the paper left regularly at their houses or places of
1 ashless, will be served by a carrier, by leaving the name
and address at the connting-room of tho publication
office. They will settle with the carrier weekly for the
"VT O T I C E
Having secured the Steamer
1 shall commence running her, on regular tripe, to Cher
rystone, Mathews aud YorKtown, on tho 2Tth instant, as
Will leave NorfolK, from wharf foot of RoanoKo
Square, every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY nnd FRIDAY,
for Mathews nnd YorKtown, nnd for Cherrystone every
TUESDAY, THURSDAY and SATURDAY, at li: 30|a. a.,
touching at Portsmouth and Old Point going and re
turning. For any information regarding freight or pas
sngo, apply to 11. V. TOMPKINS, Agent New Linn
Fare to Old Point 60 cts.
Fare to Cherrystone, Mathews anil YorK
town '. $1 r>o
ExcursionTieKets lor the Koiiiel Trip '.: '»i
JAMES HICKS, Captain.
Arthur Linn, Cleric. ttpw—M
fjIHE IjEW LINE STEAMERS
NORFOLK TO FORT MONROE, BALTIMORE, RICH
MOND, MATTHEWS COUNTY AND CHERRYSTONE,
I'ARnVINU THK (IREAT
HA 11 .\ DEN'S EATRESS.
The following First Class, Side-Wheel Steamers, with
unsurpassed acrornraodations, namely:
GEOROF: LEARY, Capt.Blakkman,
JAS. T. BRADY, Cavt. Landik,
Leave lor Ballimore, DAILY, at SU o'clock, P. it., arriv
ing in time to connect with ulflhe early trains.
CITY POINT, Cai-t. Talbot,
MAGENTA, CLiPT. Baulsir,
Leave for Klchmond. DAILY, n! 6 o'olotk, A. M. Slate
Room furnished FREE of CHAROE.
MATTANO, ('apt. Hicks,
leaves for Cherrystone, eveiy TUESDAY, THURSDAY
andSATURDAY.aud lor Mathews, Yorktown and
Oloucester every MONDAY, WEDNES
« DAY and FRIDAY, at tl'jO'd'k,
A. M., touching at Ports
connecting at Old Point with the New Line Steamers to
to and from Baltimore
These Steamers all lenva from New Line Wharf, foot of
Roanoke and Market S.piare.
Through tickets sold for Philadelphia, New York, nnd
all the principal cities West. Passengers and baggage
taken from boat to cars free of charge.
The Steamers all touch at VOIR MONROE, sud con
nect with each other, going nnd returning.
For any information regarding Freight or Pasange, or
securing State Rooms in advance, apply at the (Knee on
the wharf. H.V.TOMPKINS
BALTIMORE STEAM PACKET
0 O M P ANY.
KIFOLIC AND PORTSMOUTH TO FORT MONROE,
EASTERN SHORE, MATHEWS COUNTY,
OLOUCESTER AND YORKTOWN.
CARRYING THE UNITED STATES MAIL.
is New and Fast Steamer "EOLUS," Captain P.
amuck, will commence her regular trips lv the above
named places on tho 9th SEPTEMBER.
This Siteamer will leave tho Oovernment Wharf, Nor
f[, DAILY, at o}s and Portsmouth at 7 o'clock, A. M.,
fy MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY,
TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY,
Mathews and Oloucester counties aud Yorktown,
touching at Old Point, going ami returuing on each trip.
This Steamer connects with the Baltimore Steam
Packet Company's steamers "LOUISIANA" and "ADE
LAIDE" for Baltimore, and tlie Steamers "THOMAS
COLLYfiU" and "CITY OF RICIi.MON D," for City Point
Through tieknts sold on this Steamer to Baltimore,
City Point, Richmond and her connections.
This Steamer Is especially adapted to the service In
whicli she has been engaged, being very Fast (having
made the trip in \y t hours less than any steamer on the
route), having Flue Accommodations, and is notcl ns an
♦xcollent Sea Boat, and will make her trips regardless of
For freight or passngo, apply to tho clerk of the Steam
er, or at the Office of tho Company.
Fare to Old Point One-
Fore to Mathews, Oloucester, Yoiktown and
Cherrystone *1 60
Fara from Cherrystone, Mathews aud Olouces
ter counties and Yorktown to Baltimore 6 00
» " " " Richmond.. 4 00
TIIOS 11. WEBB,
JMPORTANT TO TRAVELLERS
THE OLD AND ESTABLISHED
BALTIMORE STEAM PACKET CO.,
Bo well and so favorably knowu lo the Publiu as the
M. N. FALLS' LINE,
Are now Running their Favorite Steamers
CAPT. OEO. W. RUSSELL:
CAPT.. JAMES CANNON;
CAPT. P. PIARSON.
They cave tho Government Wharf, Norfolk, daily at
Ii o'clock, and High street WharfX Portsmouth, at 4
:lock P. M., for Bnltimore, tonchlAgWOld Point.
These Steamers carry the U. S. Mail and Adams' Express
■eight, and for freight and passenger accommodations,
■c unsurpassed. ~«.., ,
Passougers taking these Steamers arrive in Baltimore in
■ time to connect with the early trains to Washington and
alio >lnts North and West.
T» Milgh tickets can be procured on these Steamers for
Wsth nglon, Philadelphia, New York, and nil points
Norlk and Weßt.
Baggage checked to all points free of charge, nnd spe
cial attention given to their delivery.
These Steamers run in o Hon with the eelehrated
Steamers THOMAS COLLY KB and M. MARTIN, of the
Norfolk and Richmond Line.
Any information desired will be cheerfully given by the
Clerks of tho Steamers or on application lo the nltlcd v
the Company in Norfolk.
«_• Ho sure to inquire for the FA ELS' LIN E.
TIIOH. H. WEBB, Agent.
augl»—tf , a Norfolk, T».
fhlK NEW FAST ANpTmAONTFICENT STEAMERS
CAPT. GEORGE M. LIVINGSTON,
CAPT. P. MeCAItIIICK,
CARRYING THE 11. S. MAIL AND ADAMS
These Steamers will leave the Government Wharf, Nor
folk daily, on and after Monday, Sept IStli.at 6Vj o'ctook,
A. 51. for Richmond, touching nt Portsmouth, Old Point,
City Point.and the different landings on James River. J
Noexpensehasbeonspar.nl In fitting out these steam
ers expressly for day travelers.
They have largo, open, niry saloons, from which all on
tscts of iuterest alongthe route may be seen.
Travellers taking these Stonmere will arrive in Rich
mond at a much earlier hour than by nny other Hue, as
their speed is unsurpassed.
Through Tickets can be procured on these Steamers to
•■tersburg, Lynehhurg and Danville, nnd eonuect with
c trains running West and South.
These Stenmers are under the Superintendence ot Col.
11. N. Falls, snd run In romus lion with the Baltimore
Steam Packet Company's Steamers. .
Their Tablesoro supplied with all the Delicacies of the
10 J»- Bo sure to Inquire for tho FALLS LINE.
For freight or pnssage apply to th) Clerk of the
eteamer.,orto TIIOS. IL WEBB
aug!9-tf Agent, Nonolk, V v.
F"~OR EOENTON, PLYMOUTH,
WILLIAMSTCN, AND ALL INTERMEDIATE
The hut Str "JENNY LIND" dipt. J. C. Snow,will run
on the above line in place of tho str. " CLARION," from
wharf foot of Commerce Street. Ereight taken nt low
rates. For freight or passage apply to
No 13 Wide-Water street,
N G S T E R
H0.3« Karkdt Square, Norfolk, Va.,
■ OLE AGENT FOR
HUBBEL'S GOLDEN BITTERS.
THE FINEST IN THE WORLD I
LOSS OF APPETITE.
Forsalabythe quantity at a slight advance on th*
\ TL ANTIC COAST MAIL
rOB MEW YORK!
THE NEW AND FIRST CLASS SIDE-WHEEL
HATTERAS, Capt'n Lewis Pabish,
ALBEMARLE, Capt. Boaknk,
Will leave Dickson's Wharf for New York aa follows-
HATTERAS- -Every WEDNESDAY at 12 M.
ALBEMARLE—Every SUNDAY at 8 A. M.
Returning, (alts Pier No. Sfl, North River,at 12 M. every
WKItiHiHDAV mH SATURDAY.
For Freight or Passage, having elegant SSllltlllUiPrtlltltmt,
apply lo H. C.'ELLIOTT, at Dickson's Wliarl,
or to J. M. UKNSIIAW, Bell's Wharf. j
Agents in New York, Meant. LIVINGSTON, FOX A
CO., ill Broadway. »ug 1-tf
I/O R NEW KERN.—liuJepeiident
line of steamers will mil between Norfolk. Roanoke
Island and Nowberii. touching at all Interuieiliale land. I
but—connecting at New bern with Railroad for all points
In the Interior of North Carolina. A Steamer will leave
wharf fool of Commerce street every MONDAY, WED
NESDAY ami FRIDAY, on arrival of the Baltimore I
Isjats, coniieeiing with tlie line and fast Steamer ' TAMI
NKND," Leonard Master. Returning, "TAMINEND"
will leave Newl.eiii every MONDAY. WEDNESDAY and
FRIDAY, on arrival of Western trains. For further par
ticulars apply to C. B. STAPLES,
eep3o—tf Nn.l3 Wide-Water street, Norfolk, Va.
A*3y Old Dominion copy. ~,. -1
"V"" B W LINK BTB AMERH,
FOR HAI.TIMOUK, DAILY, AT &A P. M.
«• RICHMOND, M M ©H A.M.
From Whuif foot of KoMinKit nnd MfM'Ket BqnUTM.
Cnrrifin<J Jfarnden't uml JMtfl Erprtxt. j
The Htcftiiifvt Of thin tin* if* till n-w. and tbdl re
marknl'te mead is due l<> thflr .•..iislnktiuii, the niot»t ap
! proved Modrrn Models of the frtst Hudson rrrtr ntcanicM
1 having teen Adopted,
, Tlii* miperimity of ttMN model* gtrathon I grcnt ml- I
fßStftfjp over the boats of the, old »*t> I*■ of naval conntrm--
Uon. and the newness of their Boilers MOd Machinery
guarantee to the public their perfect Bafety.
It U hnrdly neeensary to inform our HtntU that, with
their powerful Machinery and tine water line**, they do
not require iho ■HffaiMt apptMavh to 'racing lo ena
ble them lo nttain a much better rato of speed than any
hnatM in these waters.
The NEW LINK U composed of tlie following elegant
Side-Wheel Steamers, superbly fitted up with Saloons and
single and family State Rooms:
GEORGE LEAHY, CaptJJl-akeman,
JAMES T. BRADY, Capt. Landis,
CITY POINT, Captain Talbot,
DICTATOR, Captain Deerixo.
MAGENTA, Captain Baulser.-
The TADLKH are supplied with every luxury the mnr
ketsafl'ord, and equal to first-claps hotel fare; and. not-I
withstamllDg the superior advantage* offered to the pub- 1
lie in point of oleganoe, noflfbvt, HMiety and speed, the j
fares are an low ai by any other line. j
They connect with the elegant New Linn of Steamers J
tor Cherrystone, Mathews county, and all points on the I
Km tern Shore of Virginia, and also with the Steamers
for Newbern, Eden-tun, I'lyniiaith, and nil other points
in North Carolina.
Passengers transferred to and from all depots, and bag
gags handled free of charge.
They navigate the Jameeriver entirely in the day, time
affording passengers time for seeing the fortifications,
Dutch Gap and other ohjpctt of interest.
The Proprietors ol the Line aru now negotiating for r
one of the mont superb and fa-t Steamers of the Hudson |
river to run OQ the James rivi*r, and intend to make
their Line tin* permanent institution of Norfolk; and,
grateful for the very large share of patronage thoy
have already received, request a continuance of the
public favor. .11, V. TOMPKINS, Agent.
A. W. Shaw, Pnp't New Line Steamers. Hcp2u-'2\v
YORK AND VIRGINIA
STEAMSniF COMPANY, BEOULAR LINE.
MOST PLEASANT. RELIABLE AND COMFORTABLE
tie fine, commodiou and powerful Steamships,
» TONS RIIRTHEN, C.\ PT GEO W. COUCH,
TONS BURTUKN.CAPTAIN JOHN THOMPSON,
Will leave Smith's Wliarl. Town Point, fur New York.
every TUHSKAV and SATURDAY evening, at Bo'clock
Returning, Mill leave New York from Pier 21, Nnrth
River,every SATURDAY ami WEDNESDAY, at I M.
Passare niuJ Fare, with superior state room act oiomo
datious, ■» l-_" DO
Fur freight or passage, apiity to
a. HEIM.KEN& F.U.MORK,
Agents, New York'
J. 11. SMITH A IIRO., Agents, Town P..int, Norfolk,
Tji or phi la d¥l phi a.
RICHMOND AND NORFOLK STKAM PACKKT
TUIH LINE IS eoMPOKFO Of till
SWIFT, FIRSTCLASS STEAMERS
(CAPTAIN J. R0II1N8ON;)
(CAPTAIN R, ROBINSON:)
ml ana of them will leave Wiggins' Wharf, Nerfolk,
iv TUESDAY and SATURDAY, forming I Seini
,-kl.v l.ii fftal ami reliable steamers, with good
■angar aaoimmodatlont ami plenty of freight room,
or In Ight(Which will he taken at low latea, or pa*
i'j, apply w
TIIOS. P. (HOWELL .It CO., Agents,
tflnrlni' M half, or No.B Campbells Wharf,
S>- One of these Steamers leaves Philadelphia every
iDNESDAY and SATUIiDAV lor Norfolk.
PEOPLE'S LIKE FOR NEWBERN
INTERIOR OF NORTH CAROLINA!
CARRYING THH UNITED STATES .HAIL. j
KB ONLY ANIiENTIKEXYNkIWRoUTI'..
The Steamers of this line will leave mail wharf, Norfolk
r Newborn, on the arrival of tln> heats from Baltimore
or Tuesday*. Thursdava ami Saturdays.
Returning, will leave Nowbern Tuesdays, Thursday,
d Saturdays.ennnerting with reihvaislor (lohlshorongh,
t lUit'h, Wehlou, Beaufort, llorcheud City and Wilming
The various lines of Railways are nearly all completed
the State of North Carolina, end passengers will have
tie or no difficulty in reaching their destination on any
the lines of Railway.
The boat I are of the first rlass, and commanded hy men
v experience, who will see n« pain, spared to make pas
Being entirely an Inland Route, it will he found fsr more
«a.ant than by n sea route.
taken at Low Rates.
For further information, apply to
* W. 0. EDWARD 9,
Roanoke Island, N. C.
Geo. Oinet, Newborn, N C. ***"?—
2S Market Spare, Norfolk, I'tt.
IJIPORTER OF S
WINEB AND LIQUORS,
A I.E and
LAGER.BEER, TOBACCO AND 3EQAR3.
lIIOH STREET, PoeTSMOBTH,
SYCAMORE STREET, Piitatßti»;o,
jq.\lN STREET Richuohd.
Ji 21 ,
tyURE SPARKLING SODA
* DRAWN FROM
MATTHEWS* SI LVER FOUNTAINB
WITH All THE CHOICE FRllvrtTßllrs.
SPARKLING SWEET HOCK,
A VERY DELICIOUS BEVRRAQB,
W. E. LEWIS' Drug Store,
Je-«—tf 4 Main St. under the AtlnntioUotel.t|
TJ'aTr D _& R O P E R
■* 31 Market S.)nare, Norfolk, Va.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Vili A RS,
I Qraanoogh's Non-Exptuslvo
BUUNINO FLUID „
|__ BUBINEBSNOTICEB. _
T) HENNEBERRY & CO.,
* GENERAL COMMISSION
NORFOLK, VI B OIN IA ,
No 36 Commerce Street
Day Book and Old Dominion copy.
T3URGEHB A 0 ORE, I
Grocers and Commission Merchants.
WINES, LTQUORS, SOAP, CIGARS, SUGARS, MO
LABSEB, COFFEE, FLOUR, BROOMS,
BUCKETS, CANDLES, Ac.
Consignment* aolicltail. Select Family Groceries constant
ly on hand corner Wide-Water and Commerce Streets
CARTWRIGHT ife CO.,
Auction and Commission Merchants,
No. 212 Wide-Watkk Stkekt,
LIRKRAL ADVANCES MADE ON CONSIGNMENTS
AND QUICKS RETURNS GUARANTEED.
We have AGENTS in New York, Philadelphia, Boston
and Baltimore, for the sale of
and are prepared to make LIBERAL arrengeuieuts with
parties putting REAL ESTATE in our hands.
We are hldd prepared to have lauds surveyed and plota
made, Deeds drawn, Title* traced, Ac.
Highest Market price* paid for PRODUCE, suoh as
COTTON, CORN, FLAXSEED, TAR, RAGS, Ac. Ac.
Sale* or MERCHANDISE, REAL ESTATE, FUKNI
TURK, Ac., Ac, attended 10 promptly in City and Coun
f Also Agent* for the AMERICAN EMIGRANT CO.
POWER, CARTWRIGHT A CO.,
sap4—tf 22 Wide Water street,
P O A N O K~E HOUSE,
XV ROANOKE SQUARE, j
Opposite Office of the "Norfolk Pott,"
(Old Btrald Building.)
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. '
THE BEST |
LIQUORS, WINES, ALE, Ac, ,
Always on hand, and served in the best atyle nt the short
AN ELEGANT SNACK
will ko furnished from 11 to 1 o'clock dally, and
MEaLH served at all hours.
nuglO— tf JAMES JONES, Proprietor.
WIIOLESALE DEALERS IN PAPER AND PAPER
A TTENUONI — A TTENTIO.V !I — A TTENTIONI I
We are constantly purchasing, for Cash—
OLD BLANK HOOKS.
R. H. RECEIPTS,
For which we pay the highest cash price.
■" KNIGHT & JOHNSON,
No. 21 Sooth Charles street,
\ TLANTIC HOTEL.
A. G. NEWTON, Pboprtetob, I
NORFOLK. VA. !
Carriages always in readiness to carry passengers to and I
from the boots.
TUo bar and tablo alwaya supplied with the cboicost
WINES of eyery Tarlcty, malt and spirituous LIQUORS.
• WHOLESALE OROCER,
COMMISSION * FOBWABDINO MEBCHANT,
BELLS WHARF;NORFOLK, VIRGINIA.
Liberal cash advances raado on consignments of South
ern produce, for sale or shipmont to New York, Boston,
Philadelphia and Baltimore.
Agrnt New York and Virginia Steamship fbmjxmy.
B ALLARD HOUSE,
M. D. MAINE & CO., Pbophietobs.
This magnificent and popular Hotel, after undergoing
thorough repairs and a complete innovation, will be opeu
ed tliii morning, Monday,l4th August, for Mat accommo
dation of boarders and the travelling public. The Bal
lard House is celebrated throughout the world as a llrst
class Hotel, and the principal one in Richmond, ami the
present proprietors flatter themselves that they shall be
able to make It still more popular and desirable, v they
have spared no paint in relating and preparing It for the
use of the public. |ailg 14—11
\ITILLIAM NICHOLS & CO.,
WHOLUALI AHD RETAIL DIALERS Id
CROCK ERV and
ASSORTED WINES AND LIQUORS
17 East Main street, Opposite Market Square,
jo 21 Norfolk, Va
T M. SMITH* BROTHER,
* GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
TOWN POINT, Norfolk, va.
J. MARSDEN SMITH. WM. H. SMITH
TM. SMITH & BROTHER,
" • COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
Agents for the New York and Virginia
"YAZOO" AND "CREOLE."
OFFICE ATTIIKIROLD WAREHOUSE HIWN POINT
«*• Liberal advances made on ahipmenta to New
ork. " v 31 ~ tr
TMTA YH KW *_BE OTHER'S,
No. 67 Maw Street,
NORFOLK, VA. ;
The latest and best publications by the most popnlar J
author* constantly on hand.
Agents for the "ARMY AND NAVY JOURNAL"-a«nt
by null throughout the Department.
STATIONERY' for the army and navy.
Orders promptly tilled and forwarded.
CARTES DE VIBITE of celebritlea constantly on I
ag> Particular attention paid to filling orders for the I
j New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore Daily and Week- I
ly Papers and Magazines, Ac, Ac. _ . I
Dealers In Photograph Albums, Diaries, Blank Books
Perfumery, Fancy Articles, Drawing Paper, Cigars, Shoe
Blacking, Ac lo 22—tf I
T OCKHA R T_& S T I N ER,
"vM LADIES', GENTS AND CHILDREN'S
PERFUMERY, TOILET ARTICLES, Ac
Extracts, So apt, Cologne!, Pomadet, Lilly,
Whitet, &•., ate., 4*. , x
No 1 Mais Stb*k, Cotjrnt of Buttbr... .., , %
\\T ALKER & Ca, ,
VV IMPORTERS Orf
lit SIALIRI IN IHH'II
BOURBON & OLD RYE WHISKEY
Agents for the American Vintage Company's
PURB CALIFORNIA WINES AND BRANDIES.
Which ore universally recommended by the most emintn
physician! for MEDICINAL PURPOSES,
I AH of teaicA are offered at Vu very lowett market ratei by
I ' WALKER A CO,
[ No 8 Commercial Row, Norfolk, Va
A GORDON MILHADO A CO.
-"o'boCERS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
In bear ok the Custom House,
cOie Norfolk i'r.s,.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1866.
Oreat Earthquake in California.
VERY SEVERE SHOCK AT SAN FRANCISCO—BUILD-
I INOB VIOLENTLY SHAKEN-FRIGHTFUL SCENES
IN THE CHURCHES—SOME FIFTEEN DISTINCT
SHOCKS—EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO PUBLIC AND
PRIVATE EDIFICES—SEVERITY OF THE SHOCK
!j AT SANTA CRUZ-A iIKNEUAL TUMBLE DOWN
OF CHIMNEYS, Ac.
San Francisco, Oct. 8,1806.
At a quarter before 1 o'clock to-day the
severest earthquake ever felt herefright
cnctl almost the entire population of the
city out of their houses into the streets.
I During half a minute there were two
tremendous shocks, which caused build
ings to rock to and fro in it manner al
Services were over in most of the
churches. The large congregation of tho
Unitarian Churh was being dismissed
when the shock commenced. Ladies
shrieked ; all pushed for the doors faster
than they could be accommodated with
exit. Similar seences took place at St.
Mary's Cathedral and at some other
churches and Sunday schools. The rush
was so great from the Catholic Church
on Vallejo street that the large doors to
fe main entrance were carried away,
id several persons wen- injured by beg
g trampled upon.
The walls of many buildings were
cracked in mauy places, aud it surprises
every one that large stately edifices like
tlie Occidental aud Cosmopolital hotels,
and other buildings of that class were
not generally more seriously injured.
More or less plastering fell from perhaps
half the ceilings of the city. The corni
ces and fore walls fell from many build
The entire front of a four-story brick
building just erected on Third street fell
outward, covering about half of that
wide street with fragments. One inde
pendently constructed chimney of the
Lick house fell and crushed through the
roof of the dining-room, coming dowi>
upon the tables and dishes, to the aston
ishment of the boarders, who were ta
king lunch. Three of the servants were
Two Chinamen were badly injured by
the falling of a fire wall on Jackson
street. The City Hall bell commenced
ringing on account of the vibration of
the tower. The interior walls of the
building were much broken up.
Fissures two or three inches wide
were opened in the ground in the lower
part of the city, where It is made land :
and some of this ground was elevateu
many inches above its former level.
Brief accounts from Sacramento,
Stockton nnd San Jose represent the
shock us the severest ever felt in those
cities. It was not felt at Marysville or
Placerville, but the town of Santa Cruz
Was shocked with great severity, some
back buildings suffering much damage,
md two being destroyed.
The damage by the earthquake yester
ny will amount to a considerable sum
i the aggregate, many houses needing
ew walls, new plastering, and repairing
roken windows. The City Hall is
amaged in the front wall to the extent
lat a portion must be rebuilt, at a cost
of several thousand dollars.
The old Merchants' Exchange build
ing, opposite tlie Custom House, will
probably require rebuilding. No really
substantial and well constructed build
ing was seriously damaged. Santa Cruz
felt the shock more severely than any
sther town in the State.
Several brick houses were so badly
lamaged that partial reconstruction will
l»e necessary. A despatch from there
(ays there was a general tumble down of
•himneys, and those left standing are
;urned partially around. The motion
ivas apparently from East to West.
The grounds along the river opened in
Issures, and spouted wafer like geysers.
The people are unable to use some of
.veils, which are either dry or filled
A chimney at the powder mills was
brown down, and other injury wss
lone to the works. A portion of the
A'alls of the new hotel was thrown
town, but tlie foundation is still firm.
The smash in the drag and other stores
Some very narrow escapes from fall
ing chimneys are reported.
The tide rose very high at the time of
he shock, anil fell very low immediately
tfterward. Ten or eleven distinct
shocks were felt since the first shock up
M 6 o'clock this morning, as well an a
number of slighter visitations.
It is estimated that the losses will
unount to $10,000, and may exceed that
Dates from Honolulu have been re
ceived up to tlie 10th of September.
The war steamer Saranac arrived there
on the Oth. Nothing had been heard o
At a table d'hote, at Cologne, a man
ufacturer of Sheffield, who spoke no
thing but English, was seated next to a
Herman lady who did not speak at all
Handing her a plate of peaches, he
"Have a peach, inarm?"
"Nein," (no) replied the lady.
"Nine!" said he, staring with aston
shment, first at her and then at the oth
ers at the table; "why, mann, there's
jnly six on the dish ; but they are fo
you," at the same time rolling them
apoti her plate.
'A little girl, after returning from
church, where she saw a collection
taken up for the first time, related wha
took place, and among other things sh
said with all her childish innocence
"that a man passed around a plate tha
had some mouey on it, but I didn't tak
At one time at Gibralta tber was
great scarcity of water. Au Irish offi
cer said "he was very easy about the
matter for he had nothing to do with
water •' if he only got his tea in the mor
ning, anil punch at night, it was all he
An enterprising man in Detroit is erec
ting a building, one room of which will
form a large ice-house, surrounded by
saw dust, for the reception of butter
emrs &c. The water esaping enteral
reservoir containing cans of milk.
Every man in the Inquirer office a'
Litchfield, Conn., editor and all, have
been in the ranks of the Union army.
The Tunisian Embassy.
In view of the visitof a Tunisian em
bassy to tlie United States, a few facts
in regard to .their country will not be
amiss. Tunis is one of the Barbary
States, situated on the Mediterranean
coast of Africa. It has an area of 72,000
square miles, with a population of two
or two and a half millions, of whom
about 150,000 reside in the city of Tunis.
The Government is Mussulman, yet
liberal.. All sects enjoy a perfect tolera
tion. The Bey and all his chief officers
have but one wife each, and divorces are
discouraged and discountenanced. The
city is situated almost on the site of an
cient Cartilage, and scattered over the
country are many iterestiug relics and
ruins of ancient cities, among which
may be mentioned the city of Carthage ;
Utica, celebrated as the place where
Scipio died; Hydiementum, where
Cuesar lauded and attacked the forces of
Scipio. Jugurtha, it is said, resided in
the immediate vicinity of Tunis.—
Among other remains of ancient Car
thage still to be seen are immense cis
terns, which are at least two thousand
three hundred years old, and are to this
day In such a good state of preservation
as to be used for their original purpose.
Piracy was abolished in 1815, andslavery
in 18*5. The soil is very fertile. The
principal vegetable products are wheat,
maize, barley, millet, olives, dates,
grapes, Ac, all of which come to perfec
tion with little care on the part of the
cultivators. Cotton and Indigo have re
cently been introduced, aud opium anil
tobacco are grown in small quantities.
Copper, lead, silver, and salt abound in
great abundance, and recently a quick
silver mine has been found. The Gov
ernment is nominally subservient to
Turkey, but Is in reality quite indepen
dent, with a standing army of twenty
five thousand men and a fleet of thirty
Mohammedanism, as the term Indi
cates, was founded by a certatn Mahom- I
et. He was born at Mecca, in 570, and
endured considerable privations in his
early days, his family being poor. His
parents died when he was yet a child,
and he was taken charge of by an uncle. I
Having attained his twenty-fifth year
he made the acquaintance of a young
man who had a maiden auntof probably
forty summers, at least so she said her
self. She had money, he had none; so
they were married, and the newly-mad*
husband retired from public life; he had
been a shepherd, and prepared himself
to live happily on his wife's income.—
Not having anything else to do, he
thought he might, after the manner of
the modern spiritualists, receive commu
nications from the spirit world, and it
was so. He was taken with convulsions,
in the course of which the Angel Gabriel
appeared to him and recited the cele
brated Koran. This book is to tho Me
homraedans what the Bible is to the
Christian. At first he could only get
his wife to believe him. but after some
time several of his relatives became con
verts to him. While preaching his doc
trines he met with considerable persecu
tion. Several times he had to flee for
his life: but the more the doctrines were
opposed so much more were they believed
in. In «22, a plot having been made to
assassinate him, he fled, and from the
commencement of his flight the heglra
dates. During the first years of the he
gira the number of converts that Ma
homet received were large. He built
several mosques, aud finally had so many
followers that he proclaimed war against
his enemies. In almost all his battles
he was successful, so that he began to be
feared, and In the ninth year of the he
gira he conquered Mecca. This estab
lished the new religion in Arabia,
whence it spread far and wide. In the
following year he died.
The followers of the Mohammedan
creed do not call themselves by that
title. They call their creed Islam,
which means "full submission to God,"
tnd choose for themselves the name
Moslem, or "the people of the Islam."
This term has since been perverted Into
Mussulmans. Tho religion is a strange
idmixture of Christianity and heathan
sni. By heathanism it must not be in
ferred that we mean idolatry. God is
•orshippetl by the Moslems, but in a
ifferent way from that in which we.
Christians, acknowledge Him. The
\ ohammedans do not lay claim to any i
gular confessions of faith, except the i
ne: "There is no God but God, and
Mohammed is His prophet." He is one i
.irittialeternal—the attributes of wis- I
om, omnipotence and mercy. The
Koran is His word. The account in the
voran of the creation greatly resembles
lat in the Old Testament. Of the pro
hets, Adam, they say, was the flrstaud
lohammed the last. The dead are sub
ected by the angels Munkie and Nakie
0 an examination, which is followed by
n examination by God himself. They
lold there is a heaven and a hell, and
that a bridge as thin as a hair over the
latter hns to be crossed before entering
the former. The devil they style Eblis.
He they say, was condemned to daath,
but his sentence deferred for execution
till the final resurrection.
MANNER OF WORSHIP.
Every Moslem is bound to offer up
prayer or rather repeat passages from
the Koran five times a day—at day
break, at noon, in the afternoon, at sun
set, and one and a quarter hour after it.
In every town the faithful, as they are
termed, are invited to prayers by the
public cryer, or muezzin, whose calls
contain short passages of the Koran,
4c. In the morning he adds to his
general cry the wholesome exhortation,
" Prayer is better than sleep." Friday,
as has been stated, is the Mohmamedan
Sabbath. The eating of pork is for
bidden, as with the Jews; the same Is
the case with the drinking of wine.
The Mussulman may perform his
prayers in a house every day but Fri
day, when he must go to the mosque.
Tlicse are a few of the principal laws
relating to the religion of the Moslem.
Each country, of course, has its pecu
liarities, and in Tunis the practice of
the religion is not quite so strict as else-1
, , »ssV«
Officers of the United States Govern
ment are now engaged at the New Ha
ven light house getting in readiness sev
eral kinds of fog signals which they are
going to experiment with in a few days.
DaboU's signal horn is one, a steel bell
owned by the govetnmeut is another,
and a gong fog signal for a third.
General Sherman has had a delightful
illustration of the hospitality of St. Lou
is,— having had three horses presented
to him there in a single week.
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George N. Sanders, it is reported, has
received the appointment of Postmaster
at Davenport, Canada West.
KThe Fenian Movement,
he latest news regarding the Irish
>llionls contained in the following
dispatch, from Queenstown, of the first
The Fenian prisoners were brought
before the police magistrates at Dublin
yesterday, ineudlng the editor and pro
prietor of the Irish People's newspaper.
Mr. Barry, Queen's counsel, appeared
for the Crown and made a long speech,
He said that within the last fortnight
three thousand flvehundred pounds had
arrived from America to be expended in
revolutionizing Ireland, and by thai
day's mail the government had inter
cepted a letter for oue of the prisoners
named Lapper, containing a draft foi
four hundred and fifteen pounds on the
house of Rothschilds, and several othei
letters containing bills of exchange.
The making of pikes had also been ex
tensively carried on. One of the pri
soners had made two thousand of these
murderous weapons. Numerous revol
vers and breastplates had also been
found in possession of the prisoners con
nected with the Irish People's newspa
per. He quoted au incendiary para
graph, urging the employment of force,
from a number of that paper, which was
about to be issued when seized.
Mr. Barry concluded his speech by as
serting that the Fenians were powerful
both in Ireland and America. He trust
ed that this affair would end forever
such hopeless conspiracies.
Evidence was theu given against the
prisoners, and some of them were iden
tified as connected with the suppressed :
Fenian organ. I
The investigation is still pending, and
will probably last for several days.
At a private examination of six of the
Fenians at Dublin Castle yesterday, evi
dence was given that the plot of the
Fenians was of the most sanguinary
character. It was to write down the
nobility, the aristocracy and the land
owners and assassinate them all on the
breaking out of the rebellion. The
Duke of Letnster and others were spe
cially named for assassination. The
linen manufactures and others were to
be called on to give material support to
the Fenian cause under threats of exter
mination and confiscation of their pro
perty if they reftmed to do so.
The evidence against the prisoners it
said to be most conclusive.
The London Times of the 27th, in a
leader, says: The more we hear of
Fenianism, the more we are struck by
the contrast between its essential weak
ness and the extent of its ramifications.
On paper no doubt it must have looked
formidable enough. \Vliat Fenianism
proves, is that the Influence of the emi
gration to America is beginning to re
act upon Ireland. No Irish mind Is
logical enough to understand how It can
be right that a man who could make his
fortune in America should live in a mud
cabin In Ireland. The small farmers
and peasants receive glowing accounts
from their relations in America describ
ing the prosperity which may be en
joyed wider a Republic, and therefore
draw the inference that a Republic in
Ireland would at once increase the popu
lation, and bring plenty to their homes,
give them tenant right, and abolish the
potatoe disease. The truth is, that
Fenianism, extravagant as It is, has in
it more of the elements of a social revo
lution than any previous movement in
Ireland. It strikes at all authority, and
would level the Roman Catholic hier
archy quite as ruthlessly as the Protes
tant establishment. We have no fear
ot a Fenian armada, especially after
the parent society in America learns the
fate of their flllibustering delegates,
M'Cafferty and O'Connell, but it may
take some time to extirpate the leaven
of American ideas, which is now ming
ling with tb*i chronic discontent of
A dispatch from Dublin says: Very
considerable excitement wascaused here
on Saturday by the receipt of a telegram
plausibly announcing that a Fenian
cruiser or pirate had overhauled an
American vessel. It was to this effect:
"The American ship Hannah, from
'ardenas, has arrived here. On the 10th
nst.. in lat. 50 55, lon. 27 16, she was
verhauled by a large screw steamer,
eavily armed and full of men. The
i earner showed the Fenian colors, and
green flag with a harp in tho centre."
Later, however, the following tele
ram allayed all feeling on the subject,
nd will serve as a caution to parties
tgainst allowing themselves to be simi
arly hoaxed on another occasion :
"The story of the Hannah having
jeen overhauled by a cruiser carrying
he Fenian flag is a hoax."
A telagrani from Dublin, of Monday,
■sept. 2ii, says: Five alleged Fenians
(vere arrested in Killarney to-day, in
jludiug clerks in the Killarney Post
office, and in the Crown Prosecutor's of-
Ice for the Countp of Kerry. Other ar
rests are expected, and a few additional
irisoners in various places.
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Bold Designs of Foreign Capital-
The designs of these British capitalist*
Sir Morton Peto & Co.) are now dis
closed, if there words are to be trusted
They propose nothing less than to entei
into competition for the great carrylm
trade between the East and the West
There are now in successful operatioi
four great lines of railway leading frou
New York to the Mississippi and the fa
Weat, which are, for the mostpart, in
terwoven with each other. These ar
the Pennsylvania Central, the Erie am
Atlantic, the Lake Shore and the Ores
Western, of Canada. No one of thee
possesses great advantage over the othe
and all are doing at this time as muc
traffic as they have equipment for.
is evident that with the remarkable li
crease of traffic and travel, which mv
be doubled or trebled in five years, th
means to accommodate it must be stari
ed at once. The Broad Gauge rout
which is now complete to St. Louis,
the first to bestir itself, and according
the statement of Mr. McHenry, he
ready to furnish a double track hence t
Chicago, and to place thereon four aa.il
trains, which shall do the work at le
cost, with greater speed, comfort an
safety. Nor Is this all: The compai
he represents proposes to extend, tnroug
Its allies at either end, a branch to Bu
falo, reaching the Canada trade;
branch to Louisville, catching theicen
tral Southern, and a branch to Cairo
catch the Southern Valley traffic, not
mention the St. Louis terminus whic
shall grasp the great Pacific extenslo
Such a scheme, it will be seen, con
prises a great central highway of con
werce, whose arm, to the right and lef
will monopolize, to the extent of its s
pacity, the great through traffic of tl
country. These men say they have tl
capital and are ready to Invest it. The
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f Latest Foreign Items.
Fenian arrests continue of daily oc-
Ince, particularly in tlie Irish pro
fs. A passenger by the City of
;hester, from New York, named
wdan, who asserts he is a United
s captain, was arrested at Queens
on landing from the steamer. Tre
tble documents were found on him.
6 additional arrests were reported
ig the troops In the garrison at
. The prisoners in Dublin, forty
-11 all, were to be brought up for
ination on the day the China left
I official Dublin Gazette of the 29th
ins a proclamation, disarming se
baronies in Tipperary, Limerick
The London Times suggests that tin*
Prince of Wales should visit Ireland oc
casionally, and points outthat the Royal
Family have passed more time on the
Continent than in the sister Kingdom.
The Times correspondent In America,
represents the Fenians as mustering
300,000 men in America.
Sir Robert Peel, Chief Secretary of
11viand, has been summoned before a
magistrate by Robert Grey, a Dublin
banker, in consequence of an altercation
in a railway carriage.
The Countess of Clare, the mother of
Lady Wodehouse, is dead.
The Philadelphia correspondent of
The London Times points out that Presi
dent Johnson has taken a decided con
servative stand, and has thrown hie
protection over the conquered Confed
The Times has an editorial on this teat,
I and expresses the belief that the lenient
land generous policy of the President
j will, within the next few months, en-
I able the Southern States again to send
representatives to Congress.
It was stated that an effort was about
to be made by the committee of Confed
erate bondholders, to induce the Stock
Exchange Committee to admit them to
the privilege of quotation.
Baring's Circular report* considerable
transactions in Southern State stocks,
but gives no quotation.
The Countess de Paris had given birth
to a daughter at Twickenham, near Lon
don. A large number of the royal fam
ily of France were present on the occa
Alderman Phillip*, who la of the He
brew faith, had been unanimously elec
ted Lord Mayor of London.
The will of the late Mr. Cobden, exe
cuted the day before his death, has been
sworn to as under £8,000 sterling per
A writer in The London Timet eaeei-u
that the gold fields of Nova Scotia, If
properly worked, would equal those of
The Alexandria, (Va.,) SUU> Journal,
gives the following particulars of au af
fray in thatcity, between a United States
officer and a returned Confederate sol
Late on Saturday evening Lieut. Col
onel Free, of the 196 th Ohio volunteers,
stationed in this city, stopped at a sa
loon at the upper end of King street.
While there, and conversing with a gen
tleman, a person entered the saloon and
soon commenced to make remarks of
an insulting character, but did not ap
ply them particularly to Col. Free. His
insinuations finally became so direct,
however, that Col. Free was compelled
to notice them,.which he did by saying
that he thought our difficulties had all
been amicably settled, and that he could
uotsee the necessity for reviving an old
quarrel. This conciliatory remark did
not seem to have the desired effect upon
iiiiti, for he said he was a Virginian—
"had been in the Southern army four
years, and could whip any five Yankees
who wore the blue !" Col. Free then
said that if that question had not been
settled, he would settle it then and there.
Upon this his antagonist struck at him.
He warded off the blow, and in return
planted a heavy one In the assailant's
lace. The next blow Col. Free succeed
ed in knocking him down, after which
lie inflicted some severe contusions on
his his head and face.
Col. Free was arrested by two consta
bles before he*left the saloon, but before
lie reached a magistrate's office he was.
met by Col. Halter, who at once took
him from the custody of the policemen.
The person who assaulted him was not
We make this lengthy statement at
the request of the officers of the regi
ment to which Col. Free belongs. They
further wish us to state that they were
sent here by the government—that they
are here to look after Its interest—that
they desire to treat every one with
kindness aud respect, and expect to be
treated in a like manner in return.
I They do not desire to interfere with the
civil law of the city or the business
or affairs of any of its people, but so
long as tbey are retained here they are
determined not to submit to insult from
any one, aud particularly of the charac
ter above cited.
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A negro in St. Louis who was sup
posed to be dead, arose in his coflfln dur
ing the funeral ceremony and set the
women all fainting, the men to shriek
ing and the parson in hysterics. Moving
his not entirely sightlessorbs around tin.
company of mourners, his clay lipa be
gan to chatter some unintelligible stun
about the other world. The distressed
widow ran out of the room and out of
the house, and nothing could iuducehc
to return during the day, notwithstand
ing she was assured that her husbanu
was conscious, and the doctor thought
he might recover.
« m s
Mr. II Moreau, au eminent French
financial statesman, whois in this coun
try with a view of studying our finan
cial and commercial condition, has ooui -
teously received from the Treasury
Department copies of all official re
ports containing desired information,
I that will greatly faciltate his object.
j At Onalaska, In La Crosse Co., Wis..
. lon Thursday, nine persons were buried
■ lin the ruins of Oabriel Knicbt's brew- '
, I cry and dwelling, which were crushed
■ I by the weight of barley stored in the
) loft. Seven persons were rescued more
» or less injured, one killed, and one is yet