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VOL. II— NO. 225.
Committee of Arbitration for th' month of November,
ihoitcGrn attb Commercial scbiem.
BALTIMORE, November 10, 1858.
There was decidedly more activity in Stocks gen.
orally to-day than for some time past, though the
business is still small, amounting to only about
$30,000. The market is characterised by much
firmness, and a slight advance in some descriptions
has been realised. The first sales of Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad for some days past at the Board
were made to-day, when 150 shares were disposed
of at $57% seller's option 60 days, and ss7%(<> $57%
buyer 60 days, leaving off at $57% bid, regular way
% higher than yesterday, $57% asked. Northern
Central improved with sales of 150 shares at $22
buyer CO days, $21%@522 regular way. This
stock closed at $21% bid, $22 asked,cash. In Bank
shares there was a moderate business doing at about
former prices, at which they are held firmly. The
sales include 65 shares Franklin at $11%; 25 shares
Union at $76%; 50 shares Farmers' and Planters'at
$27, and 25 shares Bank of Commerce at $25. We
also note sales of 20 shares Cuba Smelting and
Alining, seller 60 days, at S7O, an advance of sls
per share since last Saturday; 10 shares Santa Clara
Mining at sl9, showing no change; and 150 shares
Springfield Mining at $2%, an advance of 6% cts.
per share. Canton i 9 pretty steady at s2l, at which
figure sales of 50 shares were made to-day.
There was nothing done to-day in State Loans*
which are held higher. For Maryland 6's, 1890'
107 was offered, and for 1870, coupons, 106 was bid,
106% asked. Baltimore city 1875's dropped off %,
with sales of SI,OOO at 97. In Railroad bonds there
was considerable movement. SI,OOO Baltimore and
Ohio 1880's brought 86; for 1885's 84% was bid, an
improvement of %, and for 1875's 87 was offered.
Northern Central 1885's are firm, $4,000 selling at
733a, with that rate offered for more. North
western Virginia Ist mortgage are steady with sales
of $3,000 at 92%, an.l $3,000 do. 3d mortgage cn_
dorscd at 69. Central Ohio 2d mortgage are like,
wise steady with sales of SI,OOO at 52%.
At New York to-day State stocks improved, hut
fancies were weaker and fell off*. Virginia 6's and
Missouri 6's each improved %. Erie declined %;
New York Central 34; Reading %, and Cleveland
and Toledo %.
The regular monthly meeting, of the Board of
Directors of this Company was held this (Wednes
day) morning, when the revenue of the Road for
the month ot October was shown to have been as
Main Stem N. W. Vir Wash. Br.| Total.
Passengers..' $72.464 95) $3,634 47 $32,383 81 $108,483 23
Freight 261,161 8M 12,13111 10,726 821 284,019 70
I $333,626 81J515,765 58 $43,110 63|5392,503 02
Compared with the same month in 1857, the re
turns show the following result:
Main Stem. X.W Vir. Wash.Br. Total.
Oct. 1858, $333,626 81 $15,765 58 $43.110 63 $302.503 02
Oct. 1857, ."154.502 85 41,689 00 396.191 S5
Decrease, $20,876 04 $3,688 S3
Increase $1,421 63
In the above table the revenue of the Northwest
ern Virginia Branch for October, 1857, is included
under the head of Main Stem, whereas in the re
turn of the present month it is placed under its ap
propriate head. This will account in a great meas
ure for the apparent falling ofl'in the receipts from
the Main Stem, from the corresponding month of
last year. It will be seen that the actual decline
of the total revenue of the Koad, as compared witli
October, 1857, is only $3,688.83.
The Transportation Eastwardly, into the city of Balti
more, on some of the principal staples, has been as fol
Bark 208 tor.sJ Lnniher 2,042 tons
C0a1.... 21,462 " jLiine 49 "
Fire Brick 124 " Live stock, viz:
Firewood 12 Hogs, 17.431 "
Flour Sheep, 6.050 "
Grain...., 1.153 tons.TTorses ft Mules 105
Granite 371 " j horned cattle 731
I''" 11 547 " Meal and Shorts. 253 tons.
Iron ore and Mag- Fork and Bacon.. 950 "
anese 1,034 " Tobacco 415hhds
Lard ami Butter. 405 •' 'Whiskey 13,288 hbls.
Leather 268 " Miscellaneous.... 681 tons.
Cotton 187 bales Hay "
Wool 204 " Hemp
Flaxseed 25casks Flour from Wash-
Soap Stone 91 tons.j ington Branch.2,49sMbbls.
Lar.l Oil 61 " ICopper Ore 12 tons.
Statement of Floattng Debt anil Available Means.
Amount of bills payable '. ....$219,035 39
Balance of interest uncalled for due on Compa
ny's bonds 9,000.00
Interest due Ist duly on bonds of the North
western Virginia Railroad Company uncalled
for 1.260.00
Cash advances 3,789.98
Uncollected revenue—estimated amount, the
books not being posted $275,000.00
Cash on hand 72,665.26
Bills receivable, due within 60 (lays 10,502.22
City Stock on hand $1,003.60, say (U 99 998.58
The hills payable on Oct. 12th, the date of the
last statement, amounted to $262,283 33
Same, at the present date 219,035.39
Showing a decrease of $43,247.94
J. I. ATKINSON, Treasurer.
B k O. RR. Company, Nov. 9, 1858. )
The following is a comparative statement of the
Exports, exclusive of specie, from New York to
Foreign ports, for the week and since January 1:
1856. 1857. 1858.
Total for the week...51,522,841 $1,426,905 $870,810
Previously reported . .66.668.505 61,719.773 50.319.00S
Since January 1. .$68,191,346 $63,146,678 $51.189 018
Messrs. Thompson Bros., Bankers, New York,
quote Land Warrants as follows:
Buy Sell. I Buy. Sell.
4° acres no $1.15 120 acres 72 75
80 acres 82 85 | 160 acres 82 85
The earnings of the Hudson river road were as
October, 1858 $140,800
October, 1857 141.628
Decrease $ 828
The New 1 ot'k Tribune of to-day says :
Tbe market for foreign bills continues heavy, and
drawers have found difficulty in making sales. Tlie mar
ket has been well supplied with commercial bills at low
figures, and the tendency of rates is still downward.—
Leading Sterling is [email protected]%, with sales of bankers at the
lower figure. Commercial signatures sold at [email protected]'.
Francs are 5.207( 5.15, and heavv.
The notes of the Atlantic Bank, Portland, Me., are
thrown nut to-day by the uncurrent money houses in
Wall street and also at Boston. The market is very dull
for Treasury Notes, and sales of those bearing 4> 4 per
cent, interest have been made to-dav at % per cent, pre
mium, which is a decline. The new Government Loan is
also heavy at 104>[email protected] Letters from London by the
recent steamer state that it could be bought in that'mar
ket at 04%.
The consultations of the Executive Committee of the
Erie Road have resulted in the adoption of a resolution
that it is not expedient to reduce at present the amount of
the Presidential salary. In the present embarrassed con
dition of the affairs of theroad.it was deemed to he the
policy of the roul to retain the services of Mr. Moran,
even at the present excessive compensation.
The vote of Louisville on Saturday, in favor of sub
scribing $300,000 by the city to the Memphis Branch of
the Louisville and Nashville Railroad was largely in favor
of the project. The vote stood:
Against 526
Majority for 812
The Lexington and Frankfort Railroad Company has
declared a semi annual dividend of three dollars per
The Commissioners of the Virginia Sinking Fund give
notice, that on the 10th of February, 1859. they will, un
der the provisions of an act of the Legislature, for that
purpose, redeem $130.0000f the 5 per cent, stock, and
$100,350 of the 6 per cent, stock of the Commonwealth.
Of this amount $122,000 is held in Great Britain and the
balance in Virginia.
WEDNESOAY. November 10, 1858.
sloooßalt.6's, '75. .97 20shs.Cuba Sm. and
lOOOB.&O.RR.bds.'BO. .86 j Mining co .. .s6O. .70
3000N.W.Va.RR bds.. lOslis.Santa Cla.M.
lstm. .92X1 companv, ..19
3000N.W.Va.RR.bds. ! 150slis.Sp.M. Co. .. 2*
3dm.en'dß.&O.Rß. .69 | bOshs.Canton co. b2..21
4000N.C.RR bds. '85. .73)*' 50.<hs.N.C.RR. ..21%
lOOOC.O.RRSdm.bds. 50 •' " b60..2"2
310.. 52X1 50 " " ..22
65shs.FranklinBnk . .11 % : lOOshs.B.&O.ER. 560..57*
2ashs.Un.llk. of Md. .76%! 25" b60..575j
50shs Far.kPlt.Bk ..27 j 25" " b60..57j|
25slis.Bank of Com ..25 |
Prices and Sales nf Stocks in New York.
Through WM. FISHER & SON, Stock and Bill Brokers,
Ist Board. 2d Board.
Virginia 6's
Missouri 6's By 7
Illinois bonds *
Canton Company 0t) 00
Erie Railroad 16,\'
New York Central Railroad. g4 J
Reading Railroad 51 % 5] *
Panama Railroad 00 00 *
Cleveland k Toledo RP 33Jf 33
Rock Island 00 00
Michigan Southern RR 00 Oo
Cumberland Coal Co .00 00
Harlem ...00 00
Calena k Chicago 75% 74%
I.aCrosse k Milwaukie R R... 4% 00
Milwaukie k Miss 00 00
Market unsettled. Weak.
WEDNESDAY, November 10.
COt FEE.—There baa been a better inquiry for Coffee
to day than for some days past, and we note sales of 700
bags fair to prime Rio at lljfOi 11 % cts. We quote Rio
Coffee steady at lO&ta 11 for fair; 11V cfs. for good:
cts. for prime; L&fcuiiyra do. at V2'wV2% cts.;
and Java do. at cts. The stock to-day is about
15.000 bags.
FLOUR.—FIour has been active to day, and the market
for all varieties steady at yesterday's figures. The sales
add up about 3(100 bhls, and they include 1,000 hbls.
Ohio, 400 bhls. Howard Street, and 500 bbls Citv Mills
Super all at $6, .100 hbls. Ohio Extra at $5.25, 500 hbls.
City Mills Extra at SO, and 100 hbls. very choice do. at
s6.soper bbl. Super Flour of all varieties closed steadv
at $5, anil wc quote Extra at $5.25 for Ohio, $5.50 for
Howard Street and $6 for regular brands City Mills.—
There is no Rye Flour selling, hut it can lie bought' readi
ly at $4 per bbl. Corn Meal is decidedly dull. We quote
it nominal at for Pennsylvania, $4.25 for Balti
more and $4.50 per bbl. for Brandy wine.
GRAIN —Grain of all descriptions was in good demand
this morning, and the market for it was quite firm. The
receipts were, however, light, the offerings amounting al
together to only about 15.000 bushels. The receipts in
cluded 7,ooobushels Wheal. 4.500 bushels. Corn, 650 hush
els Rye. and 3.100 bushels Oats. Wheat continues in de
mand. and prices for it are well maintained. We quote
Joo at cts. for fair to prime, and white at 112a,
s, '? r common and medium. 125'u,130 cts. for fair,
and 135 %145 c t s . for good to strictly prime lots. There
are a sooil many very common Wheats coming forward,
and they are selling at from 95 to 105 cts. Corn was 2to
ffl7sei > . er t bus, ! ,il hi * h cr this morning. White sold at 74
for i!i 0r 5* cts. for new, and yellow at 85 aBB
Penn/.u ' ""ll 73 "' 75 cts. for new. A lot of 300 bushels
of a suld to day at 81 cts. and we heard also
River Rve at s/7 ter i ay of a lot ~' soo bushels North
firm . Most or the parcel's oT 'S *"° d
fnr Vieoini. offered were sold at 440u4S cts.
X ' rgin ' a and ""yland. and [email protected] cts. forPennsylva
for H ?hfm7,avradva\cidVithin n ?h for i B ?f' Bnd ft?® 8 "
din If to k i nt .r Ik Lf m the la,t two or three
flays w * a cent per lb. They sold to-day at the scales
in small lots to butchers at $0.7.Yu7 per 100 lbs. net. The
packers are in the market for Hogs, hut none of them are
ottering over $0 per 100 lbs. for tliem.
MOLASSES.—There is nothing doigin Molasses, but we
quote it as before at 2"(u ) 28 cts. for clayel Cuba; 20 n .'SO
cts. for Muscovado do.; 2*[email protected] cts. for English Island; and
[email protected] cts. for Porto Rico. There are several lots of new
crop New Orleans Molasses on the way here, and it is of
feting to arrive at 45 cts., hut no sales have been made so
far as we have heard.
PROVISIONS.—There has been considerable doing to
day in Provisions, and we remark a decided improvement
in the tone of the market. We have reported sales of 50,
000 lbs. Bulk Shoulders at 6\(.6 3 g cts.; 40 hhds. Bacon
Shoulders in two lots at 7 cts.; 25 hhds. do. Sides in one
lot at 9 cts., and of some 40 hhds. Bacon Shoulders and
Sides in lots at 7& and 9# cts., and they were held at the
close pretty firmly at these figures. Wc quote Bulk Sides
as before at 8)£ cts. There is nothing doing in barrelled
Pork. We quote Mess at sl7(a 17.25, Prime at $14.50. and
Rump at $13.50 per hbl. Beet is steady at sl2 for No. 1,
and sls per bbl. for Mess. We note a sale to-day of 50
hbls. City Lard at 10 cts.; and we quote Western do. at 11
cts. Butter is selling at 11 r 12.'*.' cts. for Western, 10 a2O
cts. for Glades, the latter figure being for strictly prime,
and we quote Cheese at S)£ cts for Western Cutting, and
9)£ cts. for Eastern do.
RICE.—We heard this morning of a sale of 50 tcs.
good new crop Rice from the wharf at 3# cts., and also
of a lot to arrive at the same figure. Prime new crop
Rice would bring readily 3\ cts. per lb.
SALT.—SaIt continues in good demand, and the mar
ket for it is quite firm. Liverpool it selling in jobbing
lots at 85 cts. for Ground Alum, [email protected] for Marshall's
and Jeffrey A: Darcy's fine, and 140 cts. per sack for Ash
ton's do., and we quote Turks Island as before at 15 cts.
ath'ut, and 20 cts. per bushel from store.
SEEDS.—There was a brisk demand this morning for
Cloverseed, and sales were reported on 'Change of 200
bushels new at from $5X2)4 to $5.80 per bushel. Old
Cloverseed is steady at $5.50. and we quote Timothy do.
as ranging from $1.87)4 to $2.12)4 per bushel. Flaxseed
is bringing $1.40 a 1.45 per bushel.
SUGARS.—Sugars arc quiet to-day, but we have no
change to note in the general condition of the market
The only sale we have heard of is one of 15 hhds.good Cuba
Sugar at $7.50. We heard also of a sale made a day or
two since and not previously noted of 250 hhds. refining
grades Cuba and Porto Rico Sugar on private terms, but
understood to be at $6 50 round. Sugars are steady at
the following rates, viz : [email protected] f<r refining grades.
$6.75 ; 7.75 for grocers' styles Cuba, [email protected] for com
mon Porto Rico, and $7.25(0.8.25 for fair to prime do.
WHISKEY.—We have reported to-day sales of 400
hbls. Ohio Whiskey at 22 cents, at which figure it closes
firm. We quote City Whiskey as before at 21)[email protected]
j has not changed essentially eincc Saturday. The de
h maud was quite moderate and chiefly local. The sales
comprise 900 bbls. at $4.30 for superfine, and $4 [email protected]}4.80
for extra red wheat, 1,232 hbls. were received the last 24
WHISKEY.—'The market is steady, with a fair demand,
and sales of 1,000 bids, at IS cents, including that from
lloos.—The market continues buoyant, and quite ex
cited, with mrtre buyers than sellers at the quotations.—
The sales to-day were:
400 head, averaging 210 lbs. $0 00
1500 44 delivered from Ist to 15th Dec ... 600
110 44 avaraging 165 lbs. 575
500 u delivered from Ist to 10th Dec.... 190 lbs. 600
100 44 averaging 230 lbs. GOO
400 " 200 lbs. COo
The market closed with a strong upward tendency.
PROVISIONS —The only sales we heard of were 100 hdds.
bacon sides at 8)4 cents; 25 do. do, at 8 V cents; 100 bbls.
new lard at 10 cents, and 1,300 kegs do. at 10)4 cents; 100
hbls. mess pork, new. deliverable within ten days, sold at
sls 50. The market is excited for future delivery, for all
The Cincinnati Gazette of the Oth says:
The week opens with increased buoyancy in the Hog
market. The offerings continue moderate, both as regards
present and future delivery, and there was a large excess
of buyers to-day at s6—holders, generally, contending
firmly for $6.25, and some advanced their views to $6.50.
The demand is chielly fiom a class of operators known as
outsiders, though some of our regular packers took hold
to-day at $6. Eastern dealers are still following the trade,
somewhat in the distance. The number in pens is esti
mated at 12.000 head. Six houses were cutting to-day to
a moderate extent. The weather is still unsatisfactory.
C.'reen Hams sold to a large extent at B<\ for present and
future delivery. The sales comprised about 18,000 pieces.
Green Shoulders brought 4)4e Lard sold at [email protected])£ for
barrel and keg. There are buyers for Mess Pork at $15.50
for December, and sl6 for January. The prices of Hogs,
Mess Pork and Lard, on the Bth of November, for a few
years past, compare as follows :
Hogs. Mess Pork. Barrel Lr.rd.
1858. [email protected] 12)4 15 50 10
1857. 5 50 14 00 10
1856. 5 25 20 00 12)4
Sales yesterday 0f293 hbls.. and to-day of 100 do. at $3.10
for Virgin and Yellow Dip, and $1 75 for bard, per 280 lbs.
SPIRITS— SaIes yesterday of 480 bbls. at 47 cts. per gal.
No sales to-day.
ROSlN—Sales yesterday of 542 bbls. No. 1 at $3.75 per
bbl : and of H) do. at $4; and of 400 bbls. Common, at
$1.20 for large bbls.
NEW YORK, NOV. 10.—Flour is firm—sales 0f18,500 hbls.
State $4 05(H 4 44; Ohioss.2sui 5.40; Southern ss(</5.35.
Wheat is buoyant—sales of 40,000 bushels—White South
ern 140cts.; red [email protected]; Western red 120 cts. Corn
is depressed—sales of 36.000 bushels-Mixed 75 </ 77 cts.;
yellow [email protected] cts.; Beef is steady—sales at $lO a 11.50 for
repacked. Pork is buoyant at 17.50 for Mess; Prime $13.70
@l4. Whiskey is unchanged—sales t 22)4 cts. Sugar
is steady—Muscovado 78 cents. Coffee is firm. Molas
ses is steady—New Orleans (now) 45 cts. Spirits Turpen
tine dull at 51 cents. Rosin is heavy—sales of 4.000 bbls.
at $1.50(q)1.52)4 • Rice is lirm at [email protected]> 4 ' cts. Freights—
Cotton to Liverpool 7-32.
BUFFALO, Nov. 9, 1 P. M.—Flour in good demand,
market quite active; no change to note in rates; sales of
2,000 bbls. at $4.37)4 fi ,r good Wisconsin; $4.75(0 $5 for
good to choice Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Canadian
Extras; $5.50 <i $5.75 for double Extras. Wheat market
quiet and steady; demand limited; sales 7.000 bushels
at $1.12)4 5 ,r White Indiana; $1.30 fordo. Kentucky,
and 96c. for Milwaukie Club. Corn steady and in mod
erate request: sales 500 bushels Ohio at 6434 c. but gener
ally held higher. Barley and Rye are dull and no sales.
Oats dull; sales 3,200 bushels at 44c. Whiskey nominal at
MOBILE, NOV. 9.—Cotton—Sales of 3.000 hales to-day at
11,Vc. for Middling—sales of three days 10.000 hales. Re
CeipLs do. 13.500 hales.
Exchange on London 7,[email protected]#c. percent, premium.
CHARLESTON, Nov. 9 Cotton—Sales of 1,800 bales to
day. the market closing depressed.
Freights oil Cotton to Liverpool 716 d.
NEW ORLEANS. NOV. 9.—Cotton—Sales 9.500 hales. !
the market closing quiet. Sales of three days 35.500 j
bales; receipts do. 36.000; exports do. 28.000. * Molasses
sells at 27c. Flour is dull; superfine $4.75. Pork is
buoyant and advanced 50 cts.; sales at $lB for Mess. Lard
buoyant and >4 cent higher; sales at 10 ets. Bacon Shoul- I
ders 7 "JC.; Sides 9)4c.
CINCINNATI. November 9.—Flour is unchanged.— !
Whiskey firm at 18c. llogs higher and in good demand
at $6.25. future delivery. Sales of 8.000 Hogs to-day, the j
market closing with a strong speculative demand not on
ly for present but for future delivery. The receipts of the
week amount to 7.000.
CHICAGO, Nov. 9.—Flour quiet. Wheat firm at 68c.
Corn steady at 64c. Oats steady.
HALIFAX, V. S.— Schr. John Titton.
109 bbls. mackerel. 7 half do. do., 477 hhls. herring, 9
do. salmon. 12 half do. do.. SO bbls. alt-wives. 36 boxes
codfish. 20 half do. do . 23 casks cod oil—Hall k Loney. '
NASSAU. N. I*.— Br. schr. Hirer.
120.000 oranges, 3 hales hops. 3 pieces mahogany, 2
casks chains, fi pkgs. old brass, a lot old iron, junk, sails,
kc —F. T. Men tell.
BAIIIA— Briii Chattanooga •
45 pieces rosewood. 243 cases sugar,44 bbls.do ,11 bags
do.—Kirkland. Chase & Co.; 159 do. do.. 2 cases do., 15
hags tapioca—master.
PROVIDENCE Schr. Ocean Bird.
100 frails dates, J. Crosby & Son; 25 bbls. rum, Well
ington & Montell; 100 do. syrup, 31u pkgs. nidse., S . Phil
lips & Co.
BOSTOX.— Brig Mary 11.
10 bags filberts, Win. Bridges; 191 chests tea, G. Sanders
k Co.; 200 bbls.fish, F. T. Pope; 200 pkgs. mdse., J. K.
Mills; 500 do. do., sundry persons.
NORFOLK .— Schr. Alrarado.
130 hales cotton, Aubrey k Co.; 1,775 bus. wheat. Whed
bee k Dickinson.
SAVANNAH. — Steamer City of .Norfolk.
90 hales cotton—J. E. Clemm; 50 do do.—T. Wilson &
Co.; 50 do. do.—Wm. Kennedy; 50 do. do.—D. B. Banks;
30 do. do.—Geo. Kerr; 34 do. do —Fergusson, Murpliy k
Co.; 30 do. do.—W. E. Hooper; 79 casks rice—John Wil
liams k Son; 100 boxes copper ore—D. Keener; 10 do.
RIVER LA PLATA.—47B bbls. flour; 20 do. rice; 9 trc*.
hams; 25 cases lard; ,500 bbls sugar; 50 boxes tobacco; 145
pkgs. domestics; 15 bales ravens; 30 cases brogans; 100
bbls. rosin; 50 do. alcohol: 110 pkgs. Manilla rope; 336
bdls. lamp wick; 40 doz. chairs; 100 boxes shoe nails; 30
cases blacking.
HALIFAX, N. 5.—1,490 hbls. flour; 4.700 bus. wheat; 695
bus. corn.
&frigpg intelligence.
Steamship Wm. Jenkins, Hallett, hours from Boston
—mdse. to H. D. Mears. Saw no vessels In the bay bound
up. Off Chingoteaguc, passed a schooner bound to the
southward, showing a red and white signal, with letter
Sin the red and SBS in the white. The W. J. did not
leave Boston until Sunday, on account of a northeast
storm prevailing on Saturday.
Steamer John S. Shriver, Dennis, from Philadelphia—
mdse. to J. A. Shriver.
Schr. Independence. Hall, from Newbern, N.C.—cotton
and naval stores to Whedbee k Dickinson.
Schr. Ellen Barnes, Brightman, from Albany—to S.
Phillips k Co.; lumber to
Steamer Belridere, Keene, Richmond—J. Brandt. Jr.
Steamer John S. Shriver, Dennis, Philadelphia —I. A.
Bark Kate, Oliver, River la Plata—F.W. Brune & Sons
Schr. Persia, (Br.) Smith, Halifax, N. S.—Jas. Corner A:
Schr. Ark, (Br.) Strum, Halifax, N.S.—Hall & Loney.
|\ r " Na ncy J* Bray ton, Rogers, Fall River—Bevan,
Phillips k Co.
Schr. E. A. Cummins, Richardson, Philadelphia—Stick -
ney k Co.
Sloop Mary L. -, Philadelphia—Stickney .t Co.
Sloop Standard, Moodruff, Brhlgeton, N.J.—Stickney
k Co.
Schr. W. B. Darling, Baxter, New York—Heslen &
Brig Jas. B. George, Benthall, West Indies, in tow of
steamtug Fairy Queen
Brig Eureka. Gilley, Kingston, Ja.
Schr. Eleanor, Town send, New York, 9th inst.
Schr. Hugh W. Fry, Marshall, Charleston, 7th inst.
Schr. Susquehanna, . Alexandria, Bth inst.
Schr. E. Goldsborough, Bunting, Richmond, Bth inst.
Steamer George Peabody, Pritchard, Richmond, 9th inst.
Sb-ainship George's Creek, Morley, New York, 9th inst.
Schr. Elite, Leary,Charleston, 6th inst.
Schr. Searsville, Scars. Boston, Bth inst.
Schr. Panthea, Maxwell, Albany, Bth inst.
The (steamship Commerce, which left Baltimore on Sat
urday, arrived in Savannah, yesterday, 10th inst , in 70
hours.—Per tel.
t'' u rf r *p°ndence of the Exchange. Reading Rooms.]
Oldi I oint, Nov. 9.—Brig Chattanooga, Norris, from Ba
ia, Uct. 2d, for Baltimore, with sugar, rosewood and
ajuiH a. consigned to Kirkland, Chase k Co., is in Ilamp
vV,r , American vessels in port. Spoke
Richmond for Riode Janeiro.
•indrin d 1? 8 £° m w >ndsor, N. S., bound to -Alex,
anuria, is also in the bay.
' avPt ' from Baltimore for Rio
de Janeiro, went to sea this morning. Wind N W
Brig Samuel Francis, (of Baltimore,) Tirown from Mar
acaibo, arrived at New York, 9th inst. The S F put into
Nassau, N. P. Oct. Ist, with los, „r mainmast and'
badly; sailed thence Oct. :50th. She was originally a
schooner, hut not being ahle to procure spars of Lorn
cient length in Nassau, was obliged to alter iier into a
herm brig.
Bchr. Elite, Lcary, for Baltimore, went to sea from
Charleston, 7th inst.
Bark St. Marys, .from Baltimore for Boston, was
spoken 3d inst., lat. 40 50. lon. 69.
Brig Queen of the South, Chapman, for Sagua, re
mained at Mobile, 30th ult.
Sch. Clenroy, } from Baltimore for Bath, sailed fm
Salem, < th inst.
Schr. .las. Nelson, Marston, from Baltimore for Taun
ton, arrived at Newport. 6th inst.
Sehr. R. I*. Chase, Shute, from .Alexandria via N. York
for Belfast, arrived at Stoning ton, 6th inst
Schr. R. H Moulton, Townsend, from Mobile, arrived
at Philadelphia, Bth inst. Reports Oct. 16th, Henry C.
Mckenzie, mate, of Baltimore, died.
Bark St.Marv's, from Boston for Baltimore, was spoken,
Nov. I), lat. 40 50, long. 69.
Helveot, Ooct. 24.—Arr. Isabella, Forrest, from Balti
* Sc g! ,r . f*' ena lvon, Morris, sailed from Liverpool, 23d ult,
for Baltimore.
WRECKED.-—Schr. Emily Johnson. Tunnell, from New
i ork for Baltimore, with an assorted cargo, sunk o£T Bar
negat on Monday night, and will be a total loss.—Per tel.,
from New York, to Messrs. Rose k Lvon, agents.
The sunken schr. before reported above Newcastle,
proves to be the George Bartol. from Baltimore for Phila
Schr. Wissthickon, of Tuckerton, N.J., before reported
lost on Cape Henry beach, was from Alexandria bound to
New York, with a cargo of coal. The anchors, sails and
some of the rigging w.uibl probably he saved.
! Notice is hereby given that the bell is missing from the
biat stationed off Graves Ledge.
; The boat will be removed for repairs the first favorable
opportunity, and a Bell Buoy of the first class substituted.
Barrel Reck buoy, red and white horizontal stripes, is
reported adrift in Lighthouse Channel.
Mfi.ANCTiioN SMITH, Condr. L\ S. N.,
Lighthouse Inspector, Second District,
i Boston, Nov. 6,1858.
NEW YORK, November 9.—Arr. steamships Hunts
j ville and Locust Point, Savannah; brigs Samuel Frances,
Maracaibo; Margt. Conner, Havana la Mar; schrs. Pilot's
I Bride, do.; J. Clark. R. W. Brown, Claremont, F. Burritt.
! Mary Patterson, C. S. Watson, I. W. Hughes, Wm. Tis
-1 dale. Rhode Island and Howard, all from North Carolina;
j B Planner, Savannah: W. A. Griffin, Granada; Man lias
j set, Charleston; Beauty. J. Farrow. Maria k Elizabeth
| and J. W. Phnro, all from Alexandria. Cl'd steamship
j Persia. Liverpool; ships Belle Wood. New Orleans; Dread-
I nought and Calhoun, Liverpool; barks Panama, Rio de
j Janeiro; Amaranth, Richmond; Meridian, Cape Town;
i schrs. North Point, Rio de Janeiro; Empire, Norfolk
I PHILADELPHIA, November P.—Arr. schrs. Alice Lea,
: Charleston; Surf. Jacksonville; Cerro Gordo, Virginia;
Honesty, Richmond. Cl'd brig Trade Wind, Cienfuegos;
schrs. J.N. Baker, Charleston; Elate, Washington.
BOSTON. November B.—Arr. bark Sylph, Charleston;
brigs Liiurilia, Cape llaytien; J. Rhynas, Mobile; schr. G.
I A. Tittle, Charleston. CPd ships Magnet, Liverpool;
: Realm. New Orleans.
i Novembers.—Noon.—Arr. brig Marsala, Palermo.
| ALEXANDRIA, November B.—CPd schrs. J. L. Redner.
i New York; \ illagc Gem, Wareham; Mary Jane, St. John.
j RICHMOND, November B.—Arr. schrs. J. Acorn, Rock
' land; Cerite, Boston; Henrietta, Windsor; Geo. Franklin,
/ Philadelphia.
i NORFOLK, November B.—CPd schr. S. C. Jones, New
\\ ILMINGTON, November 7.—Arr. schrs. Sea Ranger,
New London: I< B. Cowperthwaite, New York. CPd
schr. W. ('. Eliasen, Boston.
CHARLESTON, November 7.—Arr. ships Columbia,
Alice and Fidelia, New York.
SAVANNAH, November 7.—Arr. ship China, Portland;
brig Mary Newport.
MOBILE, November 4.—Arr. barks Harvest, New York;
Itaska, Boston.
NEW ORLEANS, November 3.—Arr. ship Wilbur Lisk,
Boston; bark Industrie, Bremen.
November 6.—Arr. (per tel.) ship Armorial, Havana;
barks C. St. rret and Charm, Rockland. Cl'd ships H. M.
Hayes and I. H. Board roan, Liverpool; Aquila and North
ampton, Havre; Dictator, Boston; barks Warwick, Cadiz;
Virginia A: i'<t. Ilina. New York,
Fulton New York....Harre Nov. 13
Borussia New York.... Ham burg Nov. 15
America Boston Liverpool Nov. 17
Bremen New York....Bremen Nov. 20
Asia New York.... Liverpool Nov. 24
Vawlerbilt New York....Southampton....Nov. 27
Hudson New York....Bremen Dee. 4
Arago New York....Havre Dec. 11
Weser. New York....Bremen Dec. 18
New York New Y0rk....8remen..... Jan. 1
Asia Liverpool New York Oct 30
Hudson Bremen New York Nov. 6
City of Baltimore.Liverpoo! New York Nov. 10
Arago .Ha"re New Yurk Nov. 16
Edinburg Glasgow New York Nov. 24
Ariel Southampton..New York Dee. 1
New York Bremen New York ..De". 4
Weser... Bremen New York Dec. 4
underbill Southampton .New York Dec. 29
Later from California per Overland Mail.
ST. LOUIS, NOV. 10.—The Overland California
Mail of the 15th has arrived. On the Utli ult. a
meeting was held at San Francisco in honor of the
arrival of the first Overland Mail front the East.—
Salutes were fired and congratulatory speeches
were made and resolutions adopted thanking the
Postoliice Department for establishing various
overland routes.
Advices from Fraser river state that the river
had fallen and considerable gold had been ob
tained, but the weather was becoming too cold to
work and the miners were returning in large num
George Penn Johnson had been arrested in Cali
fornia for killing W. J. Ferguson in a duel.
FP.OM OURKOON.—Advices received from Oregon
to the Oth ult. represent the hostile Indians as sue
ing for peace, which Col. Wright refuses to grant
without an unconditional surrender with all their
women and property. The soldiers were destroy
ing their grain-iields and stores of provisions, and
the Indians are reduced to a state of starvation.
FROM VICTORIA.—The American Commissioner
lias interfered to secure to Americans at Victoria,
accused of petty crimes, the aid of counsel when
brought, to trial.
COMMERCIAL.—Business throughout the State of
California has been verv dull since the sailing of
the steamer. Flour is dull, with a few sales, rang
ing from $9.50 to sl4 for Domestic and sl-1 for ilax
all brand.
From Washington.
YY ASHIXGTON, Nov. 10.- —The State Department
has sent an official note to General Jerez, pointing
out the impropriety of his course, and expressing
the dissatisfaction with which the Department, re
gards his publication warning the public against
purchasing tickets for Nicaragua by the steamer
It is true that Wm. White has had repeated in
terviews with Gen. Walker, his only object being,
lie says, to ascertain whether Walker designed,
that should he be restored to power in Nicaragua,
to interfere with the chartered rights of the Atlan
tic and Pacific Ship Canal Company. Walker has
given him assurance that, in such an event, he
would respect those rights, or any other American
interests. Mr. White, to-day, sent a note to the As
sistant Secretary of State, with the request that it
be shown to Mr. Cass, denying that any of Walker's
filibusters went to Nicaragua in the steamer Wash
ington, and saying that the company will not know
ingly permit such persons to go "thither in their
The Collector of the Port of Mobile has been ap
plied to for a clearance to a Walker emigrant ves
sel, hut has referred the question to the Secretary
of the Treasury.
Walker left for Mobile to-day. He and Col. Hen
ningsen last night reconciled their former differ
General Paez will return to Venezuela in the
chartered steamer America.
From Albany.
ALBANY, NOV. o.—The rumors that have been
circulated respecting Erastus Corning and the Sec
retaryship of the Treasury, are unfounded. Mr.
Corning is understood to have been called to Wash
ington in consequence of the desire of the President
to consult him in relation to the iron interests, in
contemplation of a revision of the tariff, and also
in relation to the plan for the construction of the
l'aeilic Railroad—both of which movements, it is sup
posed, are to be promptly initiated by the Adminis
I Accidental Shouting.
I WORCESTER, Mass., Nov. 10.— Frederick Warren,
the City Marshal, whilst conversing at noon to-dav,
| with H. W. Hendricks, an officer from Charleston,
' S. C., the former handed the latter a pistol to ex
amine. The pistol was on half cock at the time,
and while Hendricks held it, the trigger descended
and the ball entered Warren's chest above the
heart. It is feared that he cannot survive. He
endures great pain, and bleeding at the lungs set
in this afternoon.
Marine Disaster.
PROVIDENCE, Nov. 9.—Arrived at Newport last
evening, schooner Julia Rogers, Perkins, from
Anaxabo, P. It., for New York, in distress, with
sails split, spars damaged, and rigging badly chafed,
having encountered a succession of heavy gales on
the passage. She must repair before proceeding.
Her deck load of molasses was saved.
Cnpturrtl Slaver.
AI GUSTA, Nov. 10.—The Wilmington Journal re
ports a pilot boat having spoken the Ketch Broth
ers of Charleston, from the Coast of Africa, a sla
ver, in charge ot I.ieut. Stine, of the sloop-of-war
Marion. She is expected daily at Charleston.
The farmers say there was positively a killin"
frost in this region this morning.
Rise ill llic Ohio River.
PITTSBURG, NOV. 9. —There are five and half feet
of water in the channel to-day, and the river is ri
sing steadily—the effect of the late rains. There
arc plenty of boats for all points on the Ohio, and
freights are low.
Frost In Georgia Damage to llic Cotton
AUGUSTA, NOV. 10.— A killing frost is reported
as having occurred last night. There was a heavy
white frost certain, and the cotton is l:otched, if not
Tlie Ship Soincrs AVaterloggeil.
ST. JOIIN, N. 8., NOV. 9, —The schooner Crown of
Newfoundland was spoken on the Ist inst., having on
board twelve of the crew of the ship Somers of
Boston, which vessel was waterlogged on the 2Gth
ult. Five of the crew remained with the ship.
Mr. Haktiins 1 Eleclioii.
NEW OKK, NOV. 10.—Tlie Hoard of Canvassers
of the Ninth Congressional District have completed
their labors, and Mr. Haskins' election is conceded
by all parties.
M'llc Plrrolonilni.
NEW 5 ORE, Nov. 10.—M'lle Piccolomini had an
other crowded and enthusiastic house to-night at
the Academy, on tlie occasion of the repetition of
Don (iiovani. The receipts are reported at over
Congressional Nomination.
MANCHESTER, N. 11., Nov. 9. —The Democrats of
the lld District to-day nominated John 11. George
for Congress.
On Sundav last, just after the Rev. Sam']. Find
ley, of the Sixth Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg,
had ended his sermon, a respectable old gentleman,
a member of the congregation, was suddenly seized
with a fit, and becoming frantic witli rage from
some imaginary cause, he rushed at a medical gen
tleman, upon whom he was in tlie act of inflicting
violence. One of the elders who was lifting a col
lection at the time, noticed the movements of the
old man, seized hold of him, and with the assis
tance of others, succeeding in keeping htm in sub
jection. While this was going on ladies shrieked
and fainted, and one man, it is said, hoisted a win
dow and leaped to the ground. As soon as quiet
had been restored, and the old gentleman convey
ed to his residence, the affrighted females were
taken home. Some who had not sufficiently recov
ered were taken in carriages, and one or two, who
had swooned,were carried home.
The week before last, says the Kanajclia Star,
(Va.,) a man named Joshua King, a <|iiaek doctor
and a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal
Church, (North,) living on the Elk river in
Nicholas county, about 28 miles from this place,
eloped with two grown daughters of Mr. Michael
Gritlith, leaving his wife and a large family in des
titute circumstances. Kin# owned a good farm,
and was, before this occurrence, considered an up
right man. lie sold, on leaving, his farm, which
was supposed to be worth $2,000, for SOOO in ready
money, so great was his desire to get away. Great
excitement prevails in the neighborhood, and it is
thought be will be followed; but up to this time
nothing is known ot his whereabouts.
.Irs. Elizabeth Arthur died recently in the town
ot > ernon, N. \ at the advanced age of one hun
dred and seven years, four months and two dais.
On the day of her death she was as well as usual At
noon, and ate her dinner with the family. Bome
tour hours later she laid down and died as quietly
as though going to sleep.
1 ATRIOTIC AND Piors.— On Sunday last a bear en
tered the pasture of Chauncev Coch'ran, in Corinth,
Me., and commenced depredations upon a flock of
sheep. The cou<jregations of the three churches turned
out and soon dispatched him. He weighed 200
tion re-assembled at the 7tli Baptist Church, I ltev~
Dr. Fuller's,) coiner of Baca and Saratoga streets
at nine o'clock yesterday morning. The Associa-*
tion occupied one hour, from nine until ten o'clock,
in singing and prayer.
At ten o'clock the meeting was called to order by
the Moderator. Bev. George Samson, of Washing
ton city, when the following business was trans
The proceeding of the last meeting wore read
and approved. Several delegates from different
churches were then admitted to seats among the
delegates already enrolled.
Several letters were then read from different
churches, giving an account of tluir condition and
prospects. The reading of the report, of the Execu
tive Committee was postponed until 7% o'clock last
evening. Several other reports from the different
committees were then brought forward, but were
likewise postponed.
The Committee on Temperance then reported'
and the report was ordered to be printed for tlie
use of the delegates.
It being near eleven o'clock, the hour appointed
for the d livery of the anniversary sermon, the
meeting was adjourned moil half-past seven o'clock
last evening.
The congregation then sang the 251 st hymn, after
which they were led in prayer by the .Moderator,
Bev. G. Samson, of Washington, who read the Ist
and 17th chapter of John.
Itev. Daniel Cummings was then introduced to
the congregation, and proceeded to deliver the
twenty-third anniversary sermon. He took as his
text the 14th verse of the Ist chapter of John:
"And He beheld 11 is glorv, the only begotten of
the Father, full of grace and truth." He spoke at
some length, occupying nearly an hour, and the
address was listened to with marked attention. He
alluded to the former and present condition of the
Association, and spoke in glowing tortus of its fu
ture prospects, and congratulated the members
upon the success which had attended the humble
exertions of this noble Association. He concluded
with an allusion to those members of the Associa
tion who had gone to rest, and urged upon his
hearers the necessity of being prepared to meet
their God.
The congregation then joined in singing livmn
"Jesus, refuge of my soul."
after which tliey received the benediction from Ilev.
Mr. Cummings, and were dismissed.
It was previously announced that Brothers Wy
coll'and Armitage, of the New York Bible i'nion,
would address the Association at the above named
church at o'clock yesterday afternoon. Upon
the arrival ot these gentlemen they were conducted
to the pulpit by the former moderator, Rev. G. F.
Adams. The church was well filled, there beino a
large number of ladies present. Rev. Dr. Wycofl"
was first introduced and spoke at some length, set
ting forth the intentions, Ac., of the Bible Union.
He was followed by Rev. I)r. Armitage, who deliv
ered a verv eloquent and appropriate address.
After religious services the congregation was dis
missed by Rev. G. F. Adams.
The Association again met at 7o'clock last
evening, with Rev. G. famson, Moderator, in the
chair, and A. Fuller Crane, of this city, as clerk.
The meeting was opened with religious exercises,
when the report of the Temperance Committee was
read by the clerk.
Several letters Avere then read from different
churches, one of an interesting character from a
branch church at Eckbart Mines, near Cumberland,
Md. Some objection was made by several of the
delegates, to the reading of this letter, for the rea
son that the church was not represented by dele
gates. The objections were finally overruled and
the letter read.
The clerk then proceeded to the reading of the
report of the Executive Committee, setting forth
tho present financial condition ol the churches
forming the Association. A financial report of the
tract distributions, by the missionaries, was also
A motion was made to accept the report and or
der it to be printed in the minutes of the Associa
tion, which was defeated, on account of a portion
of the report being left blank.
Rev. JamesMcttam, of l'ikesville Baptist church,
spoke at some length in reference to the present
condition, and future prospects, Ac., of that
Rev. G. F. Adams, of tho 2d Baptist church of
this city, then arose and gave a very interesting ac
count of the organization of the Baptist Union As
sociation. He stated that out of the sixteen foun
ders of the society, in 18:S<i, but three were now
living. it then numbered 4 ministers, 4
churches, and 478 members. It now numbers
28 ministers, 32 churches and 4,300 members.
He stated that he had not missed a single anni
versary meeting since the Association was orga
nized, and he was gratified to be abb- to sav that
they had never seen a larger congregation than the
one now present.
A second motion was then made to accept the
Executive Report, the blanks having been filled up,
and it was unanimously adopted.
The report of the board of direction of Colum
bian College, ol Washington city was then read
by Rev. Joseph Metlarn, Chairman of the Commit
A motion that the report be accepted, and or
dered to be printed in the minutes of the Associa
tion, was adopted.
Rev. G. Samson, of Washington city, was called
upon and spoke at some length in reference to the
college. He alluded to the past and present condi
tion of the college, and pointed out the necessity of
removing the college from its present loca
tion, which is about three miles from the city, into
centre of the town. He stated that the College
Company owned about forty-six acres of land, and
buildings worth at least $50,000, which might be
sold for a sufficient amount to erect a suitable build
ing within the cifv liqiits.
After transacting some other business of a private
nature, the congregation were dismissed, and the
Association adjourned uutil this evening at 7jj'
SALES OK PROPERTY. —WiIIiam Hamilton, auc
tioneer, sold yesterday, at the Exchange Reading
Rooms, a lot of ground on the west side of Painter's
court, near Fayette street, with a front of 45 feet
and depth of 33 feet, improved with three two-story
brick dwellings, and subject to an annual ground
rent of $35. 11 was purchased by F.A.Willis for
$1,050, being $350 for each dwelling.
Samuel 11. Gover, auctioneer, sold yesterday, on
the premises, the following property :
A lot ol ground, in fee, on west Baltimore street,
25 by 52 feet, improved with a three-story brick
warehouse, No. 13. It was purchased by 5. Lewis
Dunlap for $9,000.
_A lot of ground, in fee, on east Baltimore street,
15 by 84 feet, improved with a three-story brick
store and dwelling, No. 25, to P, L. Fertruson tor
A lot of ground, in fee, on the northeast corner
of east Baltimore and Temple streets, 20 feet 5 in
ches bv 102 feet, improved with a large two-story
brick dwelling, to Dr. W. J. Williams for 53,G75.
A lot of ground, in fee, on north Exeter street, 23
feet G inches by 85 feet 6 inches, improved with a
two-story brick dwelling, No. 124, to S. Broadbent
for $2,625.
Two lots of ground, in fee. on the east side of
Temple street, each 15 feet C inches hy 41 feet, and
each improved with two-story brick dwellings,
Nos. 11 and 13, to Samuel Butterly for $970
A lot of ground, in fee, on tlie east side of Temple
street, near Baltimore, 15 bv 41 feet, improved with
a brick stable and carriage house, to J. C. Given
for $1,005. All of this property was of the estate
of the late Charles Diffenderfcr, ana the net amount
of the sale was $22,095.
ACCIDENT. — Yesterday morning about twelve
o'clock a gentleman named Ritson Browning, eighty
three years of age, fell at the corner of High and
Albemarle streets, and a cart heavily loaded with
wood, which was passing at the time, ran over his
breast, injuring him very severely. The colored
man who was driving the cart was on the opposite
side and did not observe the old gentleman fall.—
Mr. Browning was picked up by officers YVillev,
Irving and McCafl'erty, and when raised the blood
gushed from his mouth, ears and nose. Besides his
internal injuries he was severely cut on the top of
his head, and before and behind the right ear. He
uvas placed on a chair on the pavement, bleeding
profusely from all his wounds, and officer YVilley
procured a wagon, in which he was conveyed to his
home on Eden street, neari'ratt, where Dr. Diffen
dafl'er rendered medical attention. On last evening
he was in a very prostrate condition,and little hopes
are entertained of his recovery.
SUDDEN DEATH.— During Sunday night last. YY T m.
R. Smith, the barkeeper of the steamboat YVilson
Small, died very suddenly, on board, whilst the
the steamer was lying at her wharf here. The de
ceased retired to his berth about eleven o clock on
Sunday night, apparently in good health, and the
boat having left here for Salisbury, Somerset Co.,
the following morning, at 614 o'clock, and he not
having made liis appearance at his post, as usual,
after she had been out an hour, search was made
for him, and lie was found dead in his berth. The
body was taken to Salisbury, where an inquest was
held by Justice John Sta ten", and a verdict rendered
that his death resulted "from some natural cause un
known to the jury." It was then removed to his
late residence, at Forktown, a short distance from
Salisbury. He was aged about fifty-four years,
and leaves a wife and several children.
ACCIDENT RY CAMPHIXE. —On Tuesday evening,
about six o'clock, a servant girl of Mrs. Itodgers,
residence on High street, near Low, was very se
verely burned by the explosion of a camphine lamp.
As soon as the lamp exploded she rushed out into
the street, enveloped in flame. Mr. Joseph Harling,
Jr., and Mr. Abel S. Dungan were passing at the
time, and they ran to her assistance, pulling oft'their
coats and wrapping them around the girl, and final
ly tearing the clothes from her person, Both gen
tlemen had their hands badly burned and their
clothing much injured. Dr. Houek dressed the
wounds, and last evening the sufferer was in an
easy condition.
Finn APPARATUS FOB BRAZlL.— Messrs. Jno. Dod
gers A Son are engaged in building a new gallery
engine, a hook and ladder truck, and a reel,
which are designed for the Interreiic Publieo Fire
Company of Bahia, Brazil. They are nearly com
pleted, and will be shipped in a few days. Each
piece in style and workmanship is highly creditable
to the builders. A trial of the engine will be made
by the Mechanical Fire Company on Monday next.
The town of Bahia being upon averv hillv situa
tion, the engine has been fitted with one of' "Jack
son's Automatic Brakes."
Seniors AFFRAY.— A few nights since a difficulty
took place in a house of ill fame in Salisbury, Som
erset county, amongst a party of young men, and
one of them, named Alonzo Parsons, drew a pistol
and fired at one of the party, the ball missing the
one for whom it was designed", and striking another
party, named Shocklen, in the mouth, passed into
his head. At last accounts it was supposed his in
juries would prove fatal. Parsons'was arrested and
committed to await the result.
NIGHT SCHOOLS.— The following night schools
have been opened by the Board of School Commis
sioners : At primary school No. 3, corner of Fayette
and Green streets; at grammar school No. 2. corner
of Broadway and Bank street; at grammar school
No. 3, corner of Aisquith and Fayette streets; at
grammar school No. 4, corner of Lee and Hanover
streets; at grammar school No. H. Ross near Biddle
street; at primary school No. 7, Harford avenue,
near John street.
AUDITOR'S SAl.F. —Samuel J. Soper A Co., auc
tioneers, yesterday sold at the Exchange Reading
Booms, by order of the Auditor, for taxes, a lot on
the west side of Wolf street, 120 feet north of
Gough, 25 bv 70 feet, improved with a two-storv
frame and brick dwelling, and subject to an annual
ground rent of $35. It was purchased by Win.
Fuller, for $75.
HOLLIIUY STRZZT THEATHZ.—TO night an unusually
attractive programme will be offered at this Theatre for
the benefit of Yomig America, the daring and youthful
tight nq" performer. The entertainments will comuu uce
with his classic sr-iie upon the rope, entitled The. War
rior of Mars, and the similar Teats of Zanfrctta and others.
This will be succeeded by the comic ballet entitled J'uneli
in Good Humor, or a Day in Venice, in wl.ieli Yrca Ma
thins and the entire ballet troupe will appear, tittd in
which Young America will rrpr. s at Punch iti a frolic on
stilts. The whole will conclude with the successful pan
tomime of Asphodel, in which Gabriel and Francois Ravel
represent two of their most amusing characters.
Tilt; BIKLE PANOR AMA, on exhibition at Temperance
Temple, presents fifty scent s in tin history of the world
and of the Jewish nation, from the Creation to the Baby -
lonian Captivity. ]| is hardly aect*--arv to sav that there
is plenty of material in Hint part of the Bible for a pano
rama worth seeing anil remembering. We arc assured
that the present one is worthy of the subject.
There were no cases before his Honor yesterday. The
Mayor made several appointments of police officers to fill
the vacancies caused by dismissals from the service.
CRIMINAL COURT.—lion. Henry Stump. .1 nil"E Milton
Whitney, Esq., State's Attorney, prosecuting. The fol
lowing cases occupied the attention of the Court yester
day :
State vs. Geo. Jones, charged with stealing a pair of
pantaloons, the property of I'hillip Howard. Mr. Whit
ney stated that the only witness present was the officer
who tiad arrested the party. The officer. Joshua Mitch. I
testified that the prisoner had told him he had taken the
pants because he could not find his own. Council for the
prisoner produced a receipt for the value of the punts
from the party from whom they were alleged to have been
stolen, and the Court discharged the prisoner.
State vs. Win. Coulder, charged with an assault upon
Geo. Konig, and an assault with an attempt to kill
Murrv. Mr. Whitney stated that Coulder had been con
victed of crime in the I'nited States District Court and
had been sentenced to the penitentiary. He therefore
asked that these cases lie sletted.
in the case of the negro girl Marie Johnson, convicted
some time since of arson, and ordered to be sold out of the
State for life, the sale being by the Sheriff, a petition was
filed by certain parties claiming fees, and asking to be
paid out of Ulc funds arising from the sale; the Court set
Monday next for hearing the petition.
State vs. Geo. M'Guirc, charged with the larceny of a
coat, valued at $5. Mr. Whitney stated that three sets of
summons had been issued by the State for the witnesses,
but they resided in Virginia, and he therefore asked that
the case le stetted.
State vs. Emily Taylor, (colored,) cliarßed with tlie lar
ceny of a sum of money. Tile main witness fur tlie State
was absent, and tlie ease was continued until to-morrow
morning. Later in tlie day the prisoner's counsel asked
for a removal of the cause to Baltimore county, stating
that it was her desire, not his. Granted.
Staters. John Beaverdoffer, charged with stealing $56,
the property of Wm. 11. Myers. Tlie evidence in this case
went to prove that Beaverdoffer was employed on tlie canal
boat Fannie, from Lancaster, mid that on the night of the
robbery,Beaverdoffer told a man named Wm. Williams that
he knew wiiere the captain had a bag of money, and pro
posed to him that he (Williams) should godown anil choke
the driver, who wassleeping on the boat, while he (Beaver
doffer) would steal the money, and tliey would share it on
shore. Williams not only refused to accompany him. but
went and told the police of the proposition, which Beaver
doffer had made him. Oilicers Button and Towusend
went to the boat and arrested the party in tlie act of
taking the money, and took him to tlie Eastern district
police station, where they found upon his person s3l in
silver, hut the paper money and check could not be found.
Beaverdoffer denied having taken the paper money at
first, but afterwards said lie had lost it going to thesta
tion, and that if tliey would accompany liirn he would
show tliem wiiere he dropped it. The officers did so but
did not find it. The ownership of the money was not
proven, Mr. Myers being absent in Pennsylvania, and the
counsel for the prisoner asked for an acquittal on the
ground that tin- ownership of the property had not been
proven. Tlie jury rendered a verdict of not guilty.
Staters. Henry Taylor and Sarah Taylor. Cause re
moved to Baltimore county.
State vs. Jas. Carrey. Recognizance forfeited.
State vs. John Boten. Witness absent and case con
tinued until this morning.
The counsel in the case of Mary Brown, convicted of
stealing a breastpin and other articles, tin- property of
Mary Barritt, tnarle a motion for a new trial, and gave
the following reasons for the motion:
Ist. Because tlie verdict of the jury was against the law
and evidence.
2d. Because the jury erred iu totally repudiating the
unimpeached and uncontradicted testimony of Ann Maria
Williamson, who testified for the defendant.
3d. Because the jury, by the statement of the officer
who made tlie arrest, was misled as to tlie admission of
the prisoner in regard to the possession of tlie articles
charged in the indictment.
4th. Because the prisoner was entitled to an acquittal,
as the prosecuting witness, Mary Barritt. is a married
woman, and, therefore, the goods alleged to have been
stolen, arc tlie absolute property of tlie husband, who is
not named in the iudictuient.
Judge Stump.—Take up tlie propositions one by one, s
-1 will understand them. Read the first one.
The counsel, Mr. Sweeney, then took up the proposi
tions ami argued them at some length. Towards the
close of his remarks lie said liv would not go iuto an ela
borate investigation of the authorities.
Judge Stump.—Go on. 1 have nothing to do.
Tlie Counsel then proceeded, and at his close.
Mr. Whitney stated tiiat lie hud but little to say,
and only referred to the act of the Legislature of Mary
land of 1858, protecting tlie property of wives. He claim
ed that the act gave the wife the ownership of property
and therefore tlie right of protecting it.
Mr. Sweeney denied the right of a wife to protect prop
erty by suit, except against the dents of the husband, and
that was tlie alone intention of the act.
Judge Stump said that his rccolle ction of the ease was
that there was no evidence to prove that Mary Barritt was
a married woman, and after a review of tlie circumstances
attending the ease he stated that fie could not see the
propriety of granting a new trial, and he therefore over
ruled tlie motion.
The prisoner was brought iuto Court and the Judge sen
teneed her to 1H mouths in the Penitentiary.
Judge. The following business occupied tlie Court yes
Elizabeth Ann Kelioe vs. John C. Backus—an action to
recover damages. On trial. Wyshatn for plaintiff'; J.
Meredith for defendant.
Si'KKßlon COURT.—Hon. Z. Collins Lee, Judge. The
following business occupied tlie Court yesterday:
Dare A McClure vs. Alfred Ross. Before reported. Jury
State vs. Matthews & Zolliooffer, itfenishccs of Ross A
Co. Jury out.
Assignment for to-day, 357 to3SO.
R.Ni-rini STATES CIRCUIT COURT.—Hon Judge Giles.
Tlie Court was engaged in the following business yester
John Mcßea et at. vs. George H. Kyle et at —an action
of trover. On trial. Geo. M.Gill and Brown and Brune for
plaintiffs; Wallis and Thomas for defendants.
Krebs. Judge There was no business of public interest
transacted in this Court yesterday:
At the meeting of Boston merchants on Monday,
Mr. Gisborne, in speaking of ocean telegraphs, said
that he thought that the present principle of the
Atlantic Cable was wrong in toto. The attraction
between the outside and inside metal, was the se
cret ot the retardation. If the distance between
these metals could be increased, it would remedy
this difficulty. He would have it remedied by com
pressing around tlie gutta percha, silk cord or
hemp, saturated in a preparation of shellac. This
would also increase the lightness of the cable, and
consequently lessen the strain upon it. For sub
merging the cable, lie would have the breaks regu
lated by a pendulum connected with a spring,
which should be vibrated by the motion of the
But this is not all. Instead of the cable moving
the paying-out machinery, the machienery ought to
pay out the cable, if the machinery 'could pay
out the cable at the rate of nine miles an hour,
while the vessel was going at the rate of eight
miles, then there would be no strain. The speaker
was satisfied the next two years would demonstrate
the importance of these considerations.
I The St. Louis Democrat says :
I That pold abounds in large quantities along the
base of the Rocky Mountains, in the Territory of
Kansas, is now and henceforth a fixed fact. "Re
turned miners bring unquestionable information
that gold is spread over an immense area, and that
a man can make very handsome wages in digging it.
One of the best routes to these gold regions is by
the way of Fort Riley, and thence up the Smoky
llill Fork. The emigration there next year will be
immense, and it will not be at all surprising if a
delegate from Laramie Territory should be asking
for a seat on the floor of Congress before the end of
another year.
The United States chartered steamer Atlanta
came out of the dry dock at the Brooklyn Navy
i Yard on Tuesday, and is now so completely im
proved that she could hardly be recognized .is the
same vessl that arrived at Brooklyn in a very rick
etty condition a few weeks ago. " Everything that
the ingenuity of the oflicials could do to render her
capable of bearing unflinchingly the combined
effects of rough weather, South American pam
peros, and the action of heavy metal, has been so
capitally executed that we must acknowledge the
Atlanta will prove an acquisition to the invading
The chartered steamers Caledonia and Western
port are slowly progressing. The former is now
getting in coal, and the latter is having her engine
overhauled. Something will soon be done to the
frigate Potomac, which now lies near the wharf.
The Potomac is thirty-seven years of age, having
been built at Washington in "the year 1821. Her
sister ship, the "gay old Brandywine," will require
looking after also. She is alongside the receiving
ship North Carolina, and is a shattered memento of
"the-light of other days."
The United States steam frigate San Jacinto now
goes into the dry dock, and will undergo a thorough
Eighteen medium 32s were placed on board
the sloop-of-war St. Louis last week, and the
finishing touches are being given to her in good
style.—X K Tribune.
statement of the receipts and expenditures of the
United States for the quarter ending September 30,
185S, exclusive of trust funds :— Stolen.
From customs $13,444,520 28
" sales of pull lie lands ' 421.171.84
" lean of 1858 10,000.000.00
" Treasury notes 405,200.00
" miscellaneous and incideutlal sources 959,957.34
Civil, foreign intercourse, and miscella
neous 46.392.746.3S
Interior—(Pension and Indian) 1.994.304.24
War 8,221,490.04
Navy 4.086.515.48
Interest on public debt, including Treasury
notes 14,081.58
Payment to creditors of Texas per
actofOtii September, 1850 2,000.79
Payment of Treasury notes per
act of 23d December, 1857 994,000.00
ILLINOIS ELECTION. —The Chicago Herald says
that it continues to receive news "stengtben
ing the probability that Douglas is defeated.—
Every mail decreases his chances. Present
appearances indicate that there will be no
election of a United States Senator in Illinois
until 1800. We hope such may be the result. Cer
tainly no Black Republican ought to be elected,
I and wo honestly believe it would be verv impolite
I and improper for Democrats to re-elect Stephen A.
Douglas, who has, already, done more than the
whole Black Republican party, without his aid,
ever could have done, to disorganize and defeat the
Democracy of the country, and who, if re-elected
by Democrats, will bo clo'thed afresh bv them with
a power and prestige which will enable him utterly
to defeat our party in 18(10, and give the govern
ment into the bands of Seward, (ireelev, and their
abolition allies. We believe the Democratic mem
bers eject of the Legislature, some of them at least,
will view the matter in this light and act according
ly. \\ e believe, from ail the indications perceptible
at present, that the defeat of Douglas is certain,
and we find there are many, even among his follow
ers and most particular personal and political
friends—(lie cool-headed, common sense portion of
j them—who entertain the same belief."
A bill has been introduced iu the Georgia Leiris
lature to establish a general system of educationl'or
the State, and providing for 'the setting apart of
$200,000 of the net earnings of the Western and At
lantic Railroad for said purpose; and in the event of
its sale, setting apart two-thirds of its value for
school purposes, Ac., making each county a school
district, Ac.
Later news had been received from China. Elgin
had returned from Japan, having made a satisfac
tory treaty.
I he Hamburg American Steam Company bad re
inforced their fleet of steamers by the purchase of
the steamers 1 etropolis and Teutonia from the late
brazil Steam Company. The price of the two ves
sels was 491,0011 marks banco, being less than the
Austria cost and was insured for. The name of the
L etropolis has been changed to the Bavaria, and
she would sail from Southampton to New York on
the 4lh of November. The Teutonia will not be put
on the station till spring.
A subscription was being organized in Hamburg
to present the French and Norwegian captains with
an appropriate souvenir for their exertions in sav
ing the lives ol so many of the passengers ami crew
of the Austria.
Additional marines were under orders to proceed
from France to Canton.
lhe Prussian Chambers have unanimoiislv ac
knowledged the necessity for a Ko^encv.
The break in the submarine cable between Dover
and Calais was expected to bo repaired bv the first
ot November. Communication between the two
countries was maintained by the lino between Do
ver and Ostend.
Several I'arliamentary elections in England to
fill vacancies had resulted in favor of the Liberals.
Avacancy had also occurred in the respresentation
or Manchester by the death of Sir John Potter.
. Ihe Conference ot the Evangelical Alliance was
in session at Liverpool. The Kev. Dr. Patten, of
New A ork, was taking a prominent part in its pro
The race for the Cambridgeshire stakes, at New
market, was won by "Kurydice." Thirty-six hor
ses ran, and the American mare "Prioress" caine
in about, sixth.
I lie T{men states there is no truth in the report
that the Government intends to create three new
Indian bishoprics.
In the recent experiments upon the Erebus float
ing battery, at four hundred yards distance the (im
pound shots passed right through the four-inch iron
plates; the 32-pounders only indentod the iron.
4he Duke of Malakofi'and his bride leave town
to-day for Windsor, on a visit to Iler Majesty. The
Earl and Countess of Malmesbury and the Duke of
Cambridge also leave town to-"day fai Windsor
A telegram dated Lisbon, Oct. 25th, savs:
" I liis morning at seven o'clock the ship Charles
et Georges was restored, and the captain Ronsel,
set at liberty. The exact amount of indemnity
that Portugal lias engaged to pay on the requi
sition of the French Government is not yet fixed."
lhe Paris I'atric says the indemnity lias been paid
by Portugal without arbitration, but this requires
'1 he manner in which the question was settled had
called forth the indignation of the English press in
lhe London Times, in a leader on the subject,
says: '' Xover was the voice of truth and justice
more arrogantly overpowered by a lucre superiori
ty of physical force—never were the rights of a
brave and independent nation more recklessly
trampled upon—never was the understanding upon
which the affairs of Europe, since the peace of 1815,
have been conducted, more entirely east to the
winds; for Portugal is left but to fold her arms
and record her protest against the violence to
which she has been forced to submit. For Europe
there remains a precedent fraught with danger."
The Timcs inquires whether the English Govern
ment has exerted any moral influence in favor of
Portugal, and says: "Have we interceded for her
with our great ally? llave we strengthened her
with the assurance of our approbation of the hon
orable course she has adopted, and promised her
that in case ot extremity we would not forget the
duties imposed by our own treaty obligations?
Slip has done her duty; we should be glad of some
proof that we have not been wanting in ours."
the Times thinks a second most lamentable result
of the affair is that France can no longer be counted
upon as among those nations which are bent upon
discouraging in every manner the continuance of
the slave trade.
The I>ni]</ Neirs says Portugal is entitled to the
sympathy ot all civilized Powers, and the censure of
Europe will deservedly fall on the Emperor of the
French and his ministers.
The Jfnnileiir officially conlirms the statement
that the (diaries et Georges had been restored, and
her captain liberated.
Orders had been sent to the llrest to embark live
companies of marines for China. They are to pro
ceed to Canton, where it is said the French intend
establishing themselves on ttie territory formerly
belonging to France.
Advices from the French manufacturing districts
report rather less activity, except at Lyons, where
all ihe manufactories and weaveis were fullv em
The French iron masters were again complain
ing ot insufficient protection of their interests to
enable them to compete successfully against foreign
Hour in Paris was dull and drooping. Wheat
also was dull but without much change in prices.
The Provincial Corn markets were rather lower.—
The Spirit trade was perfectly inanimate both in
Paris and in the departments.
A circular is said to have been sent by the chief
authorities in Paris to the French custom-houses,
stating that the decree admitting iron duty free,
under certain conditions, and which had expired,
would not be renewed. The Monitair had not, how
ever, confirmed this.
The measure extending the tax of If. per lb. on
meat, and THf. per bottle on wine to the suburbs of
Paris, which has heretofore been exempt from the
impost, was expected to create great discontent
among the poorer classes residing there.
On the Paris Bourse, on the 2Gtli ult., the three
per cents, closed at 72.80, a slight decline,owing, it
is said, to the tone in which the Moniteur announced
the settlement of the Portuguese difficulty.
The idemnity from Portugal had, it was said,
been reduced to 18G,(lfiO francs.
BERLIN', Tuesday.—The Parliamentary session
was brought to a close to-day. The Prince Regent
took the oaths of his office. The elections are now
the great subject of importance.
The Custom Conference, which was in session at
Ilanover, had at last resolved to abolish the transit
duties in the States forming the Zollverein.
The Austrian Cabinet was said to be treating
with the Turkish Government for the cession of a
port in the sea ot Marmora to the Austrian Lloyds.
The Constantinople correspondent of the London
Times, writing on the 16th of October, says: "The
fine American frigate Wabash, the arrival of which
I noticed in my last, has caused no small excitement
at the Porte, as well as among diplomatists. It
seems no one was aware of the'size of the vessel,
and according to the working of the application
which was made at the Porte for lier passage
through the Dardanelles, a vessel of small size was
expected. Of course, size is a relative idea, and
probably what is large at Stamboul may look
small in New \ ork. As America is not a party to
the treaty, which fixes twenty-one guns as the limit
o( the size of any man-of-war allowed to pass the
Dardanelles, I don't know whose idea of large and
small will ultimately prevail: in the meantime, the
frigate is the lioness of the Golden Horn, and un
less the diplomatists resolve to sink her under the
weight of their despatches, lam afraid it will be
rather difficult to move her out of the comfortable
position which she occupies in the teeth of treaties
and ambassadors."
A Constantinople telegram, of the 16th, says:
"The L nited States Legation obtained a firman to
admit only a corvette. On the appearance of the
Wabash, the Porto drew up a protest, a copy of
which was sent to the ambassadors of the great
Powers, and the American ship prepared to with
We read in the Oasetie de J'oscn: "The following
events have taken place in Lithuania. In the Rus
sian Government of Grodno, circle of Wolkowskv,
is a crown village of about 150 houses, the inhabi
tants of which were converted by force to schism,
and had received a very greedy Pope, who shame
fully plundered the peasants every time that they
had need of religious ministrations. Indignant at
these proceedings, the peasants resolved to return
to the Catholic Church, without asking leave of the
Government, anil went with this object to the ec
clesiastic Glendzki, a resolute old man, who, re
gardless of the menaces of the Government, receiv
ed them into the church. When the Russian cler
gy heard of this, a prosecution, which is still going
oh, was instituted; but meanwhile, to reduce the
peasants to obedience, the Governor-General Xasi
tnoff sent a detachment of troops, his Aid-de-Camp
Powpow, and some police, to the spot. All the in
habitants of the village, without exception have been
beaten with rods. One hundred and odd peasants,
three of whom died during the torture, received
each 600 strokes ot the knout. The ecclesiastic
Olendzki was already dead from natural causes, but
the Dean and his Vicar were taken to Wilna, and
treated in a revolting manner. They were threat
ened to be sent to Siberia, and were ultimately de
livered over to the tribunal. The Metropolitain,
who was at Wilna, received from General Nasi
inoff the written order to expel them immediately,
and this order was executed, without sentence of
Consistory, without respect for canonical law."
In proof of the height to which partv spirit is
now carried on in Spain, a letter from Madrid has
the following : "The tribunals have now become a
sort of arena in which things which cannot be
printed can be spoken with impunity. Newspaper
prosecutions are very frequent, and" the advocates
who are charged with the defence of editors, being
generally public men, employ to their utmost the
latitude allowed to the bar, not to defend their cli
ents, but to aggravate the attacks and the libels
for which they are persecuted. When such trials
take place, the benches and every standing place
are occupied by well-dressed persons, who take de
light in the polished invectives that arc thus de
livered against public men.
The official journal (Es)iana) had considered it
necessary to deny the rumored project of an O'Dou
ncll Dictatorship.
The Gazette contains an official report, sent by
the Governor of the Philippines, according to
which the principal chiefs have submitted, and ac
tive measures are being taken against the pirates.
According to advices from Lisbon, the govern
ment had been successful in the new re-election.
The difficulty between the government of Geneva
and the Federal Council has found its solution in
fact, by the Italian refugees, who had been expelled
by the Federal Council, leaving Geneva.
It is the Federal Assembly who will have to de
cide on the principle of the question.
The Federal Couucil has given its consent to the
treaty concluded between France and Geneva for
the protection of literary copyright, and against
counterfeiting trade marks.
The Paris journal,'La Presse, reports, with reserve,
rumors of an insurrection in Scrvia, and believes
Austria is disposed to intervene for the interest of
It e mentioned in a recent impression several atro
cious outrages committed by the Christians in Scr
via. A letter from Belgrade confirms the report,
and adds, as particulars, that an attack was made
by the "Christian" party on the 7th inst., at
Sainiatura, under the pretext that the Turks were
about to disarm them. A despatch from Belgrade
ol the 18th states that yet more serious conflicts
have taken place in l'ossovina, and the Sanjak of
Bonialako. At Obadowatzsixteen Musulnien were
murdered, and at Odjak it is declared that the
whole of the Mussulman proprietors have been
killed. Kiami Pacha had marched for Buzla, and
the Servian government was to take precautions
for the protection ot the frontiers. Austria is pre
paring, says a letter, for "intervention," whatever
that may mean.
The Piedmont independent learns that in the
(■lades, on Monday morning last, the ground was
covered with snow. It did not, however, last long.
CAM r FLOYD, Cedar Valley, ('. T., O L. 7, ISSB.
Ibe w hole army has moved from its former camp
at the northern end of the valley, and is busy now
in building winter quarters. '1 iie ground all over
a space of several square miles, has been ploughed
by a thousand teams, until the dust lay six or
eight inches deep. The steady lains at the h, gin
ning of this week have changed it into a gigantic
mud pudding, and the appearance of the camp yes
terday was suggestive of the town of Eden, com
memorated in Martin Clniz/.lewit. Military water
gods, in soaked hluo overcoats and cowhide boots,
were wading disconsolately around the ml oh, , some
ot which, from lack ol roofs, were beginning to
ineit under the patter of the rain. Most of the
company's ami oilicers' quarters arc in long one
storied buildings, divided into rooms tw cTve or
fifteen feet square, with comfortable lire-places,
and windows whose size is proportioned to the
price ot glass. Some ot the companies, however,
have preferred to hnild a circular or an elliptical
wall of adobes, four or five feet high, and spread
over this thoir Siblev or else bell tents. The
whole 7th infantry will be quartered in this
manner. At ater is supplied from copious springs
around which a corral has been built to keep out
animals, and also from wells. Water is struck
in a stratum of sand which lies upon a bed of olav.
a f. :l l avera ft' e depth of about 25 feet. AVben
all the buildings are finished it will be found
that the army has constructed and occupies the
third city in the Territory in size and population.
There are now about three thousand troops
IP . Territory, including tire garrison of Fort
Bridger. The regiments have been augmented by
troops till tliey are almost full. The most recent
arrivals at the camp have been Major Reynold's
Light Artillery Battery and the remaining coin
pames of the 7th Infantry. They came from Fort
Bridger oyer the new road which has been opened
through Provo Canon. This is better supplied
with wood and grass than the old road through
Echo and Emigration Canons, and bids fair to
build up Provo at the expense of Great Salt Lake j
(in my passage to the camp, from the city, one
tact was specially noticeable. The fields all remain
just as after the gleaning of the harvest. Not a
single one has been broken up and sowed with
wheat for next year's crop, nor have any prepara
tions been made tor that purpose. lam told that
tins is tho case throughout the Territory: and it is
regarded as ominous of an exodus of the Mormons
next spring—whither, Heaven knows. The semi
annual General Conference of Saints met yester
day, in the Tabernacle in Great Salt Lake City,
and its session, which is secret, lasts throughout
the day. It comprises all the Presidents, Patri
archs, High Priests, Bishops and Elders, from far
and near, and consists usually of about two thou
sand persons. At this October Conference iii briiam
Young is annually elected Prophet, Seer, Kevcla
lator, and first President of the Church. Appoint
ments to all tlie missions, foreign and domestic, arc
also continued at this Conference. Why, when the
Mormons are so active in missions among the Gen
tile? why cannot the Gentile Homo Missionary
Society turn its attention to the Mormons, equally
with the Choctaws and Cherokees ? New York
A correspondent of the Sacramento llee, who
professes to write in a great measure from personal
knowledge, and at the same time "not for pav or
newspaper notoriety;" gives the first part "of a
"Sketch ofWashington Territory," as follows:
The Territory is bounded on "tlie North by that
part of British America, of late called Columbia;
on the East by the Rocky Mountains, which sepa
rate it from Nebraska; on the South bv Oregon;
and on the West by the Pacific Ocean. ' Its area is
113,820 square miles—nearly twice tiiat ol'Virginia.
it extends from 4G dog. ol north latitude, and
from 102 degrees to 124 degrees of longitude'west
from Greenwich. Its width is therefore about
200 statute miles, and its greatest length is about
550 miles. Antecedent to the settlement of the
Northwest boundary question between the I'nited
States and Great Britain, during l'resident Polk's
Administration, the region of country which is now
Washington Territory was then claimed to he Brit
ish soil and was called by the Hudson's Bay Com
pany New Georgia. From the settlement of the
boundary question until the rear 1852 it constitu
ted apart of Oregon. In the" latter vear the Ter
ritory of Oregon was, by act of Congress, divided,
and a territorial Government for the Territory of
Washington was established. Previous to the late
influx the population of the Territory was estima
ted at 8,500 souls.
i lie present organized counties of Washington
Territory are fifteen. Clallan Island, Sawamisli,
Cliehallis, Pacific, Walikiacum, Cowlitz, Clarke,
Skamania, Lewis, Thurston. Pierce, Jefferson,
King, Whatcom, and Walla-Walla.
1 lie Cascade Mountains, which appear to be a
continuation of the Sierra Nevada chain, extend
across the country from North to South, nearly par
allel with the coast, and about 150 miles cast" of it.
Mount Baker, in this chain, is hut a short distance
south of Eraser's river, and its summit is 17.(Kit)
feet above the level of the sea. The average alti
tude the Cascades, however, cannot he much
above 7,000 feet, while the Snoqualinie Pass, in the
same chain, is only 3,300 feet above tide water.
The Olympic Mountains, another lofty chain, ex
tend North and South across tlie Westerly end of
the Territory, hut at some distance east of tlie coast.
These mountains commence to rise a short distance
north of the Columbia River, and terminates at the
Straits of San Juaude Fueu. Another range of low
mountains, called the Co ur d'Alnes, crosses the
country parallel with, and about oue hundred miles
west of. the Rocky Mountains.
'1 he rivers are numerous. The principal ones are
all. however, cast of the Cascade Mountains. Those
rivers are the Columbia ami its infinite number
of branches, the "Yackiina, and the Bitter Root.
The valley, which lies on both sides of the Sound,
between the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, is
drained by an almost endless number of limpid
streams, hut, with two exceptions, too rapid and
shallow for navigation.
The great inland sea which penetrates in all di
reytions that portion of the territory lying west of
tli ' ' ascade Mountains, is one of the most "remark
able sheets of water in the world. This remark
able body of water extends inland and parallel with
the main ocean coast, from I'uget's Sound, in -IG
dug. 30 inin. N., to Lynn Canal, in Russian Amer
ica, in 50 deg. N., a distance of nine hundred miles.
Its average width is about fifty miles, and it is con
nected with the ocean bv the Straits of Fuca. Queen
Charlotte's Sound, Dixon's Entrance, Clarence
Straits affording in almost any of th se latitudes an
easy and safe ingress and egress to no largest ships
in the world.
That portion of this sheet of water which lies in
American territory is completely mettled up with
islands, a portion of which are exceedingly fertile
and valuable, but the greater number of which .are
dry, rocky and barren.
FROM TEXAS. —The Dallas Herabl of the 20th ult
says :
"The Wichita Indians seem to have been seized
with a wholesome alarm from the severe chastise
ment which our troops have given the Camanchcs.
They were witnesses of the late fight between Ma
jor Van I)orn and the Camanehes, it having taken
place near their village. The Camanehes, in fact,
in their flight, ran precipitately through theirjvil
lage, mixing them up with the'Camanehes, so that
several NY icliitas ivero killed bv the pursuers
through mistake. They have been sly rogues and
cunning thieves themselves, and, not knowing how
soon it may be their turn for punishment, are seek
ing refuge in tlie Reserves. They have asked and
obtained permission of Major Neighbors to remove
to and remain in the Lower or Brazos Reserve un
til further provided for, and at last accounts were
Coming in. This is among the first of the good
fruits of the stern measures recently adopted
against the wild Indians. YY'e shall see the Caman
ehes following their example soon if the same mea
sures arc continued."
The Gazette reports the arrival at Austin of Dr.
Ilyan, of Lampassas, bearing the express to the
Governor, detailing late Indian depredations in
Brown and Lampassas counties, and petitioning the
Executive to call out a company of Rangers to pro
tect the exposed settlement in ihat region.
The account below given was drawn tip hy Dr.
Ryan, from the affidavits of respectable citizens,
and from information of a reliable character.
"On last Saturday Mr. Joshua Jackson and his
family were found murdered, supposed to have been
killed on Thursday. The lady and one of the sons
were found at the wagon, where they were gather
ing pecans; the old gentleman was found about 150
yards off; one of the boys and two girls were not
found, but are vet missing. The girls are supposed
to have been taken into captivity. The trail of the
Indians was followed to the river, when thev
stopped and got water, and probably ate some pro
visions that Mr. Jackson had with him—-judging
from the cloth that was found. One of the little
girl's stockings was found stained with blood.
"Information reached Lampassas on Sunday—
and on Sunday night Mr. John J. Jackson, son of
the murdered man, with a small company, started
for the scene of the murder.
"On yesterday morning a messenger came from
the main Lampassas, about twenty miles north of
the town of Lampassas, bearing the intelligence
that fourteen Indians were herding horses. Every
man that could get a gun started immediately to
the assistance of those citizens who were living in
the neighborhood.
"Business is entirely suspended at Lampassas,
for all feel that their wives and children may ho
butchered at any moment. YVo have no arms' and
no ammunition."
In consequence of the heavy rains the Brazo3 rose
some ten or twelve feet, and is now iu excellent
boating condition. There was a violent storm at
Galveston on the Ist, hut little damage was done.
The warehouse of Mr. Henry de St. Cyr, the French
Consul, was struck by lightning, but not much in
THE ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH. —In a letter to tho
directors of the company, Mr. YV h i telle use states
his belief that the cable can be readily recovered,
and savs:
A few days' testing, guided by tlie experience
pained during the manufacture and subsequent use
of the cable, will in all probability enable ine to as
certain this bevond doubt.
If the result of this examination be such as to
satisfy my own judgment, I shall then be prepared
to make to the Company the following offer :
I will undertake at my own cost, ami at my own
risk, to re-open communication with -Newfound
land, and, further, to maintain it for a given num
ber of years, at a moderate percentage upon the
gross receipts of the Company, this being payable
so long only as the line shall be kept by me in good
working older.
already been announced that a project was on foot
tor the establishment of telegraphic communication
between Europe and America via tlie Russian pos
sessions. A correspondent of the New Prussian
tiazette says: From Portland, at the mouth of the
Columbia, in the Pacific, to Moscow, is only 20(10
miles, which is not a very great distance when it is
considered that in America the lines extend to7ooo.
The letter states positively that this project will be
carried into effect. We have reason to believe that
the line of telegraph from St. Petersburg to Mos
cow will be extended to Kiaelikta, by which means
news might he received from Pckin in a week.
Should this be done, all the nations who have rela
tions with China will be forced to have recourse to
this line, as being the shortest means of communi
Accounts from Fayette, Anderson, and Ruk
counties, Texas, state that hcavv storms had passed
over that part of the State, doi'ng much damage
In Anderson county there was qnite a hurricane
fences, trees, outhouses, and in one case a large
two-story farmhouse, were blown down, and houses
unrolled. Mr. Shepard, or Bishop countv, was
badly—perhaps fatally—injured by a tree falling on
him, and several others were hurt. There had been
heavy rains, and the streams were higher than for
years past. s
° f i loWa says the P e °Ple of that
state irUI do themselves an important service bv ob
serving Thursday, the 250, day of November," as a
day ot praise and Thanksgiving."
A correspondent of the .Vow York Tribune given
a list of about forty grants of land, ferry privileges,
rights to erect toll-bridges, Ac., and says:
This is beyond oucstion (toe of the most extraor
dinary records which any Territory can present.
Thanks to the patriotism of the frontier population
of the United Statcs.it is thconly instance in which
a Territory for eight successive years has perse
vered in a series of statutes which every legislator
at the tiine of their enactment knew to be uncon
stitutional. Not a foot of land in this Territory has
yet been opened even to preemption by the United
States, and the Territorial legislature lias no more
right, to dispose of Jt than it has to sell the Capitol
grounds at, Washington. Nevertheless, these grants
liave practically had all the validity which the
grantees could desire; and this has happened for
two reasons; first, because the people are ignorant
of their rights and of the illcaiity of such acts ot
their Legislature; and secondly, because there has
been a cQpilpnatioii of ecclesiastical influence to
sustain the grants, against which no Mormon dare
The only instance in which resistance was ever
made to one of the grantees was in 1853. An act
was passed, which will be found among those I
have enumerated, granting the exclusive privilege
of running forties on (jlreen Kiver to Daniel 11.
Wells for three years. This was a most valuable
grant, for Green Hiver spans the whole Territory
from north to south, and all tlie Californian emi
gration is obliged to cross it. There were ferries
already on the river at a point northeast from Kurt
ISridger, in the hands of some mountaineers, who
had built the boats at great expense, strung the
ropes across the river, and in the spring of 1 ~:}
were expecting from the comingeinigrants a return
for their labor. Suddenly a party of Mormons,
commanded by Robert Burton and James Fergu
son, which had been fitted out from this city, made
its appearance on tlie bank of the river and de
manded in the name of the Legislature and of Mr.
Yf ells, a surrender of the ferry.
The mountaineer who had charge of the boats, a
stout, honest fellow named William Walker, re
fused, saying that he and his partners had built the
boats, etc., and had a better right to own them
than anybody else he knew of; whereupon he was
set on, shot in the back, and a volley of rifle balls
was poured into him as he lay on the ground. One
of the parties concerned in this butchery, a Mormon
named Wakely, was arrested at Camp Scolt last
Spring, and held to bail in the sum of 55,000, to
await the action of a grand jury in his case.
After a glance at the list of grants, it will not be
hard to understand the causes of the great disparity
of wealth in this community. The staples of wealth
here are grass and cattle. During the summer
there is no difficulty in pasturing the herds, for the
animals can graze up to the very summits of the
Wahsatcli range; but with tlie approach of cold
weather, they must descend the mountain slopes,
and, when winter comes, seek pasturage on the
sheltered bottom lands. It is then that these apos
tolic landed proprietors reap their golden harvest,
charging so much per head for wintering stock upon
their illegally granted herd-grounds. Most of them
also take good care to have large herds of their
own. Just so in respect to wood. During the
months of August, September and October, every
family is busy laying in its stock of firewood for the
winter. Where the family is large, one son is
usually employed a whole month long with an ox
team for tliis purpose. The most eligible spot in
the vicinity of the city for cutting wood is Brig
ham's Canon; but the priestly .'proprietor under the
illegal grant demands that every third load cut
there shall be hauled to his own corral, in payment
for the privilege of cutting the other two loads.—
He has built a strong stone wall across the mouth
of the canon, and tnen are constantly stationed there
to enforce the regulation.
VENEZUELA. —The Monitor Jmlitstrittl of Carraccas
has the following editorial notice of our late Minis
ter there, Hon. Charles Kames:
The Hon. E. A. Turpin, appointed to succeed Mr.
Karnes, having arrived, and being in this city, this
gentleman will leave soon for Washington.
We avail ourselves of this occasion to say a few
words of Mr. Eames.
It is now near live years since this gentleman has
been among us, though lie placed his resignation in
the hands of the President of the United States
about a year ago. as is usual at the commencement
of a new administration.
During all this period, the longest that any min
ister of the United States has ever acted in Vene
zuela. Mr. Karnes has worthily represented in the
Republic his Government under three ditl'ereut ad
ministrations, having at the same time witnessed
two revolutions, our political changes and our diffi
culties with two of the most powerful nations in
Europe, now fortunately terminated. His concilia
tory policy, his sympathy for the triumph of tin
the glorious revolution of March, and the good
oliices that lie has tendered to the Government or
all occasions in its dillienlties, have deservedly won
for him the respect and the esteem oftho people am
of the government of Venezuela, repeatedly inani
fested both by deeds and words by the presoni
chief of the Republic, and by our most respectabl
Whenever wc remember the epoch we are nor
going through, the Hon. ('. Haines must neccssar
ly occur, with gratitude, to our recollection as a
impartial and true friend to Venezuela, whose altil
ty, tact, and distinguished success as a diplomat ai
well known amongst us and recognised by all. U
wish Mr. Eames and his estimable family'a pleasai
voyage and all prosperity.
Eteain navigation is attracting much attention ••
present in this country. The present enlighten.
Administration have demanded from the couve
tion the necessary amount to establish a line
small stcamors on our coast, which in all prohabi
ty will be granted and the enterprise carried in
The attention of the N'atinnal Convention 1
also been turned to the important suhj >ct of the •
couragcment of immigration to this country,
project of a law of very liberal character on' tl
subject is already before that body, and will don
less pass, it will contribute, with the present sb
of political tranquility, to bring the
which is so much needed to develop the abundu
national resources to Venezuela.
The Laguayra correspondent of the \cw 1
Hi raid says :
1 1is expected that the new constitution, wh
has passed a second reading,will be ready to roe.
tin- executive exequatur by the beginning of n
month. The republic will be divided into ei<rtit
partments, instead of provinces; eaeli departineir
have tlie whole control of their municipal laws
elections, which will be directly by universal t
rage. The passport system is entirely abolished
the now constitution, and the President, Vice 1'
id; nt and members of Congress are to be chosen
the people directly on the same day.
The government have applied to the Convent'
demanding the authority to invest two hum!
thousand dollars for the purpose of establishin
line of small coastwise steamers; and as the (
vention and government are anxious to impr
the condition of the country, there is little do
but that said amount will be granted, and the \
scls built in the United States.
The Committee of the Home Department h
presented to the Convention a project on iinmb
tionj and I understand it to be so liberal as to"
duce foreigners to come to this country, which
undoubtedly a rich one, and if well peopled, in
course of a few years, with her fertile valle'vs ;
temperate climate, would become very prosy
ous. • 1
FOHEIOX.— Mr. John Deane, the organizer of :
Manchester Fine Alt exhibition, is stayin" at
Hotel du J.ouvre, Paris. He has apian to" lav
fore Count Xewenkerke, director of beaux art
Paris, for an international competition in the ii
of creative talent. His proposal is that the t
countries now in the van of artistic product
should each put forward thirty champions in i
various departments of painting, sculpture, I
commissions being given by France to English <•,
brities, and vice rersit, the' object of the contest :
ing to put on record, by an enduring series of wor
the exact point ot excellence which art had road
in the year of our Uord 1860. It is presumed t>
a wondrous combined effort of something dura'
and monumental for both nations would be the
Jules Janin come out with a woful tale about !
indignities and neglect of which Chateaubriand
the object. In the recent visit of the Court to Hi
tany, her illustrious son was studiously for-otto
and now it appears the old woman, who was tl
custodian of his tomb on a rock at St. Malo i
died, (of the rheumatism,) and his "rave will be
prey to English tourists, who chip off bits of t
Sphynx, and mutilate the Parthenon, and come
all sorts ot depredation. Meantime, Lamarti
writes a letter in the (lauloit, announcing the •
of his estates in Hnrgnndy, and the imminent i
moval of his lares and penatcs at the suit of I
French John Doe, intimating that if the suhscri'
.on does not get brisker, he will remove himsr
bod.lv from France adding that she shan't have h
UOIH'S, i 'nc OHva qutilcm.
o! Tll TwKf lcbd ' yi ?^ !ini Ufar
ed. The I ans municipality have offered him
the .teli lS Mffl 8 k' p awith ,uU grown trees, i
the delightful suburb ot Passy. when; he is about t,
h^n-Itivo'lt 1 • VIU - e maes 'ro had f'oiim
his native Hologr.a insullerably drearv. dismal am
dull; nor is that to bo wondered at while the present
m htmare suffocates ail human activity in that de
foi nd ° d n ° renCl '' bllt tllat '•'!>' I
... caravansera of passing strangers,
Without a permanent circle of social enjoyment.
his''enMn ? ' ?" hU re quiremeuts, and lie erect;
intellertl.nl taste, relineme.it, and
Ini as artistic cultivation. D'lsraeli
s ,m ,r a r bl ," dlw Caucassian; if so he is
quite capable of adding to "Mu.-t in Eailto" a se
quel in J fortara i id llhetto."*',.
Jt*™# °'i b '" on which St. Denis is supposed
to have gullcred martyrdom, previous to his walk
to I, , Ue f f° t ' lo town of that name, is about
to be profaned by a tunnel. The pas-age for carts
'ntZ "''"?.' 3 t0 b "" ri behind the church of
■i t t) -ii lUn l,n^er Montmartre, coming out
n\ .iiL- 1 )?£ e Clinpuancourt. It is a mass of
pay for the work, as
c imbaV" ° a ' ls bas been honeycombed with cata
combs ,n search of building material.
I. j . ,e Uape of (food Hope considerable energy is
uisptayea in beating up for emigrants from Uer
lanj ; accounts from Hamburg talk of ships cliar
i' < i with 6.0 working men and women as common
e\ents. The settlement being originally Teutonic,
lias great attraction for that race.
T W ?i ' Olna does occurred in Eastern Mississippi
recently. One passed through the western part of
Jasper county, and swept away even li ouse on the
plantation of Josiali Moody. (If thirteen persons
in bis house, the lifeless and mangled remains of
nine were picked up the next morning by the as
sembled neighbors. Two others—Mrs. Moody and
a little daughter—-were found alive, but so severely
wounded that no hope was entertained of their re
covery. Only one of Mr. Moody's family, a little
girl, escaped ! _ She was severely injured."
The neighborhood of Clifton,near Bristol,had been
thrown into a painful state of excitement bv the
death ol Mi-s Mary Richmond, daughter of a elev
gi< man, residing in the neighboring county of
Gloucester, and a grand-daughter of Roy I Vie],
Richmond She had been walking the Lion's bead
Si !, .! .! st^ n ds at an elevation of upwards of
.100 ieet from the road below, and from which is
obtained magmheent views of the Avon, the Hot
wells, the Leigh Woods, Ashton, and the surround
ing scenery.
The recent Agricultural Fair, in Richmond, un
der the joint auspices of the Central and the United
States Agricultural Societies, received money
enough to pay all the premiums and all the expen
ses ot the Exhibition. The aggregate amount of
premiums >7,464.50—has been paid over to the
United States Society by Mr. Lyons, President of
the Central Society, and there is enough retained
by the Central Society to meet all expenses.
John Conner, a very bright mulatto, slave ol'
Jos. Canterberry, Esq., of (Jiles county, Va., and
Miss Erasure, a white girl, eloped together,
a few nights since, as is supposed for the purpose of
getting married. The South- Went learns they passed
through Union the next morning, where they took

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