OCR Interpretation

The daily exchange. [volume] (Baltimore, Md.) 1858-1861, November 29, 1858, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83009573/1858-11-29/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

vol.. 11—NO. *239.
I'n emitter of 4 Soilration Tor ' h- month of November.
fllonclanr anil CffUtoal gcbicto.
BALTIMORE, November '27, 1858.
Stocks were moderately active again to-dav, the
transactions at the Board amounting in value to
nearly $60.000, the bulk being in railroad shares.—
Of Northern Central Railway there were 1,535
shares sold at $24 regular way, and at-thc same
tigure buyer's option 10 and 30 days, and the mar
ket for it closed at $23% bid, $24 asked regular
way. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad dropped oil'to
day half a dollar per share. There were sales at
the Board of 1833 shares at $57 regular way, and
50 shares at $57 buyer's option GO days. The stock
left off at $50% bid, $57 asked regular way, and
$57 bid, $57 1 i asked buyer GO days. The only sale
of railroad bonds made was one of SI,OOO North
western Virginia endorsed third mortgage at 08%.
Baltimore city G's continue lirm. \\ e note sales to
day of $5,000 1890's at 99, and $775 do. at 99%.
Saies also of 150 shares Springfield Mining Com
pany at $2.06%. Canton closed at $20% bid, $20%
asked, Uatapsco Company at $2% bid, $3 asked,
and Santa Clara Mining at 517% hid, $18)4 asked
regular way. There are but few Bank stocks offer
ing. and the market for them is quite tirui.
Virginia G's advanced to-day in New York %,
but the fancies were generally lower. K.ie and
New York Central declined % , Cleveland and To
ledo %. and Reading aud Galena and Chicago %.
The Neu> York Pout, of Saturday evening, says :
The heaviness in stocks which has ruled throughout the
week in still very marked to-day, and the Bear party fol
low the market down with considerable confidence. The
firmness in a few descriptions noticed in yesterday's deal
ings has quite disappeared, and the fall is participated in
by all the railway shares, the prices of State stocks and
the reliable ciass of bonds only being maintained.
The feature of the market was the decline ot three per
cent, in Illinois Central shares, under the apprehension of
another call of twenty per cent. We do not understand
that the President or Dircc'.ors have expressed the opinion
that no money would be needed during the year 1859, but
that on the contrary an assessment of five dollars per
share would be necessary in time to pay the March and
April interest, unless ome other arrangement is made for
the mon y by the Lond >n Committee. We understand
from Mr. V\ 111. Smith's letter that they propose to do this,
as this will, probably, be about all that will be required
d uring the year 1859, taking the earnings of 1556 aud 1857
as a basis. We understand that it was upon this basis
that the estimates were made.
The downward movement was also very decided on
New York Central, Reading and Michigan Southern
Guaranteed. The sales of the first reached 3,000 shares,
of the secoi d 5.000 shares. Pacific Mail was steady at
103. Delaware and Hudson Canal at 9R#. Erie bonds were
firm. The Second Mortgage brought 85. The transactions
in State stocks were very limited.
The tendency of the money market during the week has
been to increased ease. The unsettled and unsatisfactory
condition of the stock market has necessitated a curtail
ment of loans on the part of several heavy brokers, which,
in connection with the decline in the specie movement
southward, has increased the supply on offer, and rates for
demand loans arc # per cent, cheaper than on last Satur
day Discounts are without any noticeable change, being
less subject to the daily fluctuations in the supply of
There is nothing doing in foreign exchange.
The following is a comparative statement of the
Imports of Foreign Dry Goods at New York for the
week, and since Jan. 1 :
For thr Week. 1856. 1857. 1858
Entered at the port.... $823,638 $556 633 $344,222
Thrown on market.... 1.045.506 228 644 423,277
Since Jan. 1. 1836. 1857. 1858.
Entered at the port. .$86,337,437 $88,055,031 $54,302,049
Thrown on market... 85,482,162 79,972.237 62,129,495
Land warrants are slightly better at New York.
Messrs. Thompson Brothers quote the buying and
selling prices as follows :
Buying. I Selling.
40 acre $1 10 | 40 acre $1 15
80 acre 0 83 I 80 acre 0 86
120 acre 0 76 1120 acre 0 79
100 acre 0 83 1160 acre 0 86
The Philadelphia Evening Journal learns from the
proprietors of Imlav & Bicknell's Reporter , that
the following counterfeit and spurious bank bills
have just been put in circulation in that city. The
one on the "Bank of Chauibersburg" is a reissue of
the one some time since put in circulation.
Farmers' and Merchants' Bank, Middletown Point, X. J.,
10s, across the face of the note in the centre, is the name
of the Bank. On the upper end, on the left, is a spread
eagle on a rock, overlooking the sea. below the word
"ten;" on the upper right is a figure of the goddess of lib
erty seated, below the word "ten." In the lower centre
of the note, plough, rake. kc. The bill is photographed.
Westfield Bank, Westfield, Mass. ss, viz.: Country
scene, with mill and stream in back ground; in the fore
ground is a man in a sitting position; on the left upper, a
portrait of Buchanan: lower left, men with grain; on lower
right are two sailors. Unlike genuine, which has for a
vignette the "Town of Westfield."
Bank of Chambersburg, Penna. 10s: The President's I
name is spelled, in spurious not \ Jos. Culbwrtson. instead !
of Culbertson, but will evidently be corrected in future
33W. A. Otis. Esq., has resigned the Presidency of the ;
Commercial Branch Bank at Cleveland, ().. and T. P_
Handy has been elected to he his successor. Daniel P
Wells has been chosen Cashier in the place of Mr. Handy.
AMERICAN SECURITIES.—Messrs. D. Bell. Son k Co.
report as follows:
The improvements of the Stock market received per
Africa from New York, have had a very favorable in
fluence upon our market. and imparted to it an unusual ,
degree of animation. There has been a general demand j
for all descriptions of State Stocks, and a considerable !
business has been done in them. Pennsylvania. Mary- j
land and Virginia bonds have been most in request.whilst |
some large purchases have been made of the new Federal j
five per cent, bonds. Owing to the wise caution which j
capitalists now exercise in respect to railroad securities,
the **.<rl:ct for t'-em is still dull, notwithstanding, in
some instances, better reports and higher prices from New-
United States 6 per cents. 'G7-'6B 103 @lO5
United States 6 per cent, bonds, '6B lo4#uz 105#
Urited States 5 percent, bonds, '74 94#(a) 95
Alabama 5 per cent, bonds 78 @
Kentucky 6 per cent, bonds. *6S-'72 91 (a] 93
Maryland 5 percent. Sterling bonds 95# a 96#
Massachusetts 5 per cent. Sterling bonds 101 (a 103
Ohio 6 per cent, stock. 'B6 96#%/ 97#
Pennsylvania 5 per cent, sterling 81 (aj 83
Pennsylvania 5 per cent, bonds.'77 85# @ 86# j
Tennessee 6 per cent, bonds, divers 83 @BS
Virginia 6 per cent. Bonds,'B6 S6 (a) 88
Virginia 5 percent. Sterling bonds, 'BB 86 (a, 88
Boston 5 per cent, bonds, divers 90 @92
Illinois Central 7 per cent. '75 81 (7/ 83
Illinois G per cent.'7s 81 @ 83
Illinois Central 7 per cent., Freelands, '60.... 81 (a) 83
Illinois shares dis. 24 (a 22
Michigan Central Railroad 8 percent. '69 80 %/ 88*
New York Central 6 per cent., not conv., '64.. 83 @ 82
New York Central 7 percent., conv., '64 94 (- 97
New York Central shares 76 @ 78
New York and Erie 7 percent. 3d mort. '83.. 70 @ 72
New York and Erie shares 15 fa 17
Panama Ist mort Sterling bonds. '59 99 @IOO
Panama Ist mort. bonds, '65 91 " 93
Pennsylvania Central 6 per ct. Ist mort. 'BO.. 90 @92
The London Times of Friday quotes sales of
Illinois Central shares 23# dis.
New York Central shares 76#fa)
New York and Erie 3d mort. 7 ?er cent.. 'S3. 71 @
LONDON MONEY MARKET —The English funds had
been dull. The report that a reduction of the French ar
ray wa3 under consideration causes for a time some ani
mation and a rise of # percent, in Consols, but subse
quently there was less confidence and a partial reaction
ensued. On Friday, the 12th, the market was steady, and
Consols closed at 9S#@9B# for money and 98#@98# for
In the discount market the demand for money was
steady at 2# per cent., a-; the minimum rate. In the
Stock Exchange there had been rather an increased sup
ply of money and some considerable loans were negotia
ted on Government Securities at 2 per cent.
The suspension was announced of Messrs. W. J. Grey &
Sons, of Xewcastle-on-Tyne.coal fitters. Liabilities not
The London Agents of the Illinois Central Railway
Company had communicat d to the stockholders the fol
lowing letter, addressed to them by a member of the re
cent deputation sent from London to New York :
LONDON, NOV. 10,1858.
GENTLEMEN: AS numerous inquiries have. I under
stand, been made as to the result of the mission to the
Illinois Central Board, with which I was (with Mr.
Wheeler) charged by the London Committee of Share
holders, I think it may be useful, in the absence of the
Chairman and the larger part of the Committee, to inform
you that, owing to my time having been so incessantly
occupied in the United States, I was not able to prepare
my report until my return to England. 1 have sent a
draft of it for the approval of ray colleague, (who resides
in the country,) and it will be submitted to a meeting
of a Committee which has been suinmoued for Tuesday
I think it may be of interest to the shareholders to know
in the meantime, that from the most careful estimates of
the President (Mr. Osborn) up to the end of 1859, and
from the best consideration which I have been able to give
to the subject, I am led to the conclusion that no call will
be needful during that period, hut that any deficiency oc
casioned by the continuance of low prices of grain and de
pression of trade may he provided for by the adoption of
other and perfectly legitimate means.
Yours, faithfully, WILLIAM SMITH.
Messrs. R. Benson k Co.
The weekly returns of the Bank of England show a de
crease in the bullion and specie of £110.058.
Messrs. Baring Bros, report money in more demand at
2#@3 per cent. They quote Bar Silver at ss. l#d.; Mex
ican Dollars. ss. o#d.; Eagles. 765. 2#d.
The return from the Bank of England for the week end
ing the 10th November, gives the following results when j
compared with the previous week:
Public Deposits £6,673.581. .Inc £17.140
Other Deposits 12.290.682.. Inc 40.956
Best 3,140,092.. Inc 30,106
On the other side of the account:
Government securities 10.508.591. .Decrease £876
Other securities 14.697,722. .Decrease 110,187
Notes unemployed... 11.327,380..1nc 286.285
The amount of notes in circulation is £20,980.035, being
a decrease of £373.310, and the stock of bullion in both de
partments is £18.502.827, showing an increase of £110,058.
when compared with the preceding return.
W. Satterthwaite's Circular says:
"Money has been in rather more demand during the
post week, the rate of discount being 2# a 3 percent.
Withdrawals of gold have been less, and it seems proba
ble that a portion at least of the large arrivals expected
soon will remain here. Our Stock market has leen
steady. Consols closing at 98#@98# for money, and 9S#
@9B# for account.
"There has been more disposition to buy American Se
curities, which has been further stimulated by the extra
ordinary advance reported from New York. Quotations
here are still below New York prices, especially for Illi
nois Central; the shares of this Company being dull at
22# dis., against 11 discount, ami the Construction bonds
82. against 97, subject to exchange: which appears very
unaccountable. The report of the deputation to America
on behalf of the London Committee has not yet been is
SATURDAY, November 27, 1858.
>soooßalt.6's, new,' 90..99 285 shs.N.C.RR. ..24
775 44 " *90..99# ltO " " M 0..24
lOOON.W.Va.RR.bds. 1150 44 44 b30..24
3/lro.en/18.&0.RR. .68# 183 44 8.&0.RR ..57
150shs.SpM.Co. ..2 06, 50 44 44 b60..57
Prices and sales of Slocks in New York.
Through WM. FISHER k Sox, Stock .and Bill Brokers.
Ist Board. 2d Board.
Virginia 6's 97 97
Missouri 6's 89# 00
Illinois bonds 00 00
Canton Company 00 oo
Erie Railroad 16# 16#
New York Central Railroad....B2# 82#
Reading Railroad 50# 50#
Panama Railroad 00 00
Celeveland S: Toledo R. R 31# 31#'
Rock Island M 00
Michigan Southern R.R 09 00
Cumberland Coal 00 00
Harlem 00 00
Galena & Chicago .00 00
La Crosse & Milwaukie .....•••00 3#
Milwaukie & Miss 00 00
Market heavy. ste dy.
SATURDAY, November 27.
COFFEE—There has been quite an active inquiry to
day for Coffee, and offers for several large lots have been
made; but we are not ad vised of any sales having been f
effected. The feeling in the market is very strong. The '
two cargoes of Rio here afloat are held at 11 cts., and i
within a fraction of that figure has been offered for one of j
them to aav. \\ e>publieh below the usual weekly report
of *■"• White & Elder, Coffee broken, and we refer our
rtedtri to It for quotation..
4toek of Rio Coffee, November 20, 1858 7,700 bags
| Received since per bark "Winifred" 4.3*0 " 4
" 4 - 44 4 4 May Queen" 3,000 " .
15.0*0 44 '
1 Taken for consumption 4,080 "
i Stock of Rio this day 11,000 * 4
500 bags Rio at 11 # to 12 cts.: '.*oo do. do. at 11# to
I 11 % cts ; 1.200 do. do. at 11 # to 11# cts.; 1.450 do. do. at
10# to 11 cts. Total 4.080 bags.
! The market has evinced increased activity, with some
i improvement in prices. Holders generally refuse to sell
i at the rates current a week ago. and demand a quarter of
! a cent advance.
We quote prime Rio at 11# to 12 cts.—4 months; fair to
good fair 11 toll# cts.; Laguayrall# to 12# cts; Java
1 14 to 15cts. WHITE & ELDER, Coffee Brokers.
Baltimore, Nov. 27, 185*.
j FLOUR.—The Flour market continues quiet, but we I
' have no material change to note in its condition. The
| only safes r- p- rted on 'Change were one of 100 bbls. |
: ilowaiil Street Super at $5.12#, and one of KM) bbls. ;
choice Ohio Extra at $5.50 per bll. 1 hen? is but little
inquiry for Ohio or City Mills Super, and nothing has '
i been done to-day in either of these varieties Ohio Super
is dull at $5.12#, and we quote City Mills do. as ranging
fr'm $4.75 to $5 per bid., the latter being the price gei:er- .
ally asked for good standard brands. Howard Stree Super
close* steady at $5.12# per l>bl. We quote Extra Flour
at $5.37# (a 5.50 for Ohio, [email protected]# for Howard ,
Street, and $6 j-r bbLfor regular shipping brands City j
; Mills. There was a sale made a day or two since to a
Boston House, for export to the Pacific, of 1.600 bids.
1 Welch's Family Flour at $7.50. but this variety is to day
r held at $7.75 per bid. We continue to quote Rye Flour
] at $4 % 425 perbbl.; Buckwheat do. at $2 o 2.50 per 100
I 11)3.; and Corn Meal at $3.50 for Pennsylvania; $4 for Dal
!timore; :-nd $4.25 per bid. for Brandy wine.
GRAlN.—the receipts of Grain this morning were very |
light, the offerings of all descriptions amounting to loss
than 4.000 bushels. The market was of course quiet in
! consequence of the limited supply, but for all varieties
j prices were well maintained. Wheat sold at 118/123 cts.
for good to prime reds. [email protected] 36 cts. for medium to good
i white, and 140//145 cts. for prime and choice do. There
j were only 1,500 bushels offered this morning. The re
ceipts of Corn were also very light, only 1.200 bushels
being offered to day, all of which was new. We quote new
white at [email protected] cts., and new yellow at 62 a63 cts tor
ordinary, and 65(c/67 cts. for prime. Rye is improving.
We note sales to day of 700 bushels Pennsylvania at 84 a
85 cts., which is an advance. Oats are also firm. l\e
note sales this morniug of 1,100 bushels at 44 cts. for
Maryland, and [email protected] cts. for Pennsylvania.
HOGS.—Hogs were in fair supply to-day, but there was
a good inquiry for them, and the market was steady at
' about previous rates. The packers are paying [email protected]
j 6.87#: and sales a*e making to the butchers at s7n 7.12#
i perloo Ibs.net. Alt of 30ft hc*l Hogs. av. raging ISO
i lbs., were sold to-day to a packer at $6 87#. aud another
lot of 200 bead brought the same figure.
MOLASSES.—There has been no movement to-day in
Molasses worth noting. There is some Inquiry for the new
crop New Orleans which arrived a day or two since,
but only one or two small lots have as yet been sold. '1 lie
parcels sold have brought 42#cis., which is the figure
asked for it to-day. V( e quote Cuba Molasses as before at
24 cts. for clayed. [email protected] cts. for Muscovado; English
Island do. at [email protected] cts.. and Porto Rico do. at 35 cts.
PROYISIuXS.—There is but little doing in Provisions,
but there is considerable speculative inquiry, and a ve \v
strong feeling in the market. A despatch from Cinc'n- j
nati states that Hogs advanced there yesterday 25 to 50
cts. per ICO lbs. This news lias set the operators herein
motion, and the excitement will doubtless soon be up to
fever heat. We note a sale to-day of 20.000 lbs. new Bulk
Sides to arrive at 8# cts., which figure was offered for
more, and wc hear that 10# cts. was refused for new
Western Lard to arrive. Mess Pork may he quoted at
sl7 a 17.25. and Prime do. at [email protected] per bbl. There is
! a good retail demand for Bacon, but the stock here is very
light, and but few sales are making. We quote It as be
fore at 7# n7# cts. for Shoulders, and 9#@9# cts. for
Siues. We quote Beef at [email protected] for new No. 1, and j
sls per bbl for new .Mess. City Lard is selling at 10# j
cts , qnd we quote Western do. at 10 #@ll cts. Butter:
and Cheese are selling at our previous quotations.
RICE.— Rice is quiet, and rates are a shade lower. We
quote it as ranging from 3# to 3# cts. for ordinary to
prime. There is an unusually large stock here.
SEEDS.—Seeds remain quiet, but the market for them
is steady at the previous rates. We note sales to-day of
40 bushels prime new Cloverseed at $5 62# per bushel of
64 lbs., and of 60 bushels prime Ohio Timothy do. at
$2.12# per bushel. Cloverseed ranges at from $5.25 to
$5.62#, Timothy do. at from $1.75 to $2.12#, and we
quote Flaxseed at [email protected] per bushel.
SUGARS.—We have heard of no transactions to-day in
Sugars. Messrs. Leramon & Brogden, advertise a cargo
of 150 hhds. old Porto Rico, and a lot of 110 hhds. new
ciop New Orleans Sugar for auction on Tuesday, and the
trade are generally holding off fo * this sale. Sugars al
though quiet are quite firm, and we quote them as closing
i at the following rates, viz : —56.50 @6.75 for refining
; grades Cuba and English Island. $7.25 // 8 for grocers'
| styles Cuba, and 7.50(//,5.50 for fair to prime Porto Rico,
j SALT.—Liverpool Salt is selling quite freely in lots
I from store at 85 cts. for Ground Alum; 130 cts. for Mar
| shall's and JefiYy & Darcy's fine; and 140 cts. per sack for
Ashton's do. There is none here afloat. Turks Island
Salt is dull. We quote it nominal at [email protected] cts. per bushel
from store.
SPICES.—We heard this morning of a sale of 100 bags
Pepper sit 9# cts. For other Spices the market is very
WHlSKEY.—Whiskey is in active demand and the mar
ket for it is firmer. There were sales yesterday after the
closing of our report of 150 bbls. Ohio at 24 cts.. and of 100
bbls. do. at 24# cts.. and to-day we have reported sales of
200 bbls. Ohio at 24#. and of IC3 bbls. City, 100 bbls.,
Pennsylvania, and 15u bbls. Ohio, all at 25 ots.
maml for both kinds is fair; sales of Pots at $5.62#. and j
Pearls at $5.87#.
COFFEE.—The market is very lirm, but less active—the I
sab' of Rio, ex Caura, referred to yesterday, was made at I
11# cts. Maracaibo sells slowly at 11 #@l2# cts.. and j
St. Domingo at 9 ' 3 .
COTTON.—The market is rather quiet, but very firm
this morning at a slight improvement on common and \
middling fair, qualities established a.'.erwe left the mar
ket yesterday, when further sales of 2,000 bales were ef
fected. We quote.
Upland. Florida. Mobile. N. O. k Tex.
Ordinary 10# 10# 10# 10#
Middling 12 12 12# 12#
Middling fair 12# 12# 13 13
FISH. —Dry Cod arc in moderate request—sales of some
400 qtls St. Georges at $4.12#@4.50, as to quality.—
Mackerel are in good demand, particularly No. 1, which
are firmer—sales of 300 bbls. at $15.12#.
FLOUR, kc. —The inquiry for western canal is steady,
but not active; the inquiry is confined to the city trade.
The salt's are 7.5CJ bbls at $4.20//4.40 for superfine j
State; $4.70 h 4.f3 for extra do.; [email protected] for low grades
of Western extra: $5.35'7 5.50 for shipping brands of 1-onml
lioop extra Ohio; $5.00 r " for brand do . [email protected]
for extra Genesee, aud <i v>s for St. Louis brands.
Canadian flour is sparingly offered, the demand fair
for choice brands—sales of 250 bbls. at [email protected] South
ern flour is freely offered, an/1 the medium grades are low
er, the demand moderate—sales of *7O bbls. at [email protected]
for superfine Baltimore, kc.. and [email protected] for favorite,
fancy and extra brands. Rye flour and com meal un
GRAIN.—The wheat market is still unsettled; good
qualities are sustained, but common are neglected; the
demand is only for milling. The sales are 4.200 bushels
at $1.20 for good southern red; $1.42 for white do.; $1.20
for mixed Illinois, and $123 for choice red Michigan.
Rye ; s quiet at 757/ 78cts. Oats are firm and i* fair demand
at 47C/J 49 cts. for State and [email protected]# for Western and Ca- |
Barley is firm—sales of 4.500 lmshels common State at i
80cts. Corn is steady—the demand is fair for the home
trade and the East—sales of 30.0C0-bushels at 757/ 77 cts.
for western mixed, the latter rate for very choice; [email protected]#
cts. for southern white, and 85 cts. for Jersey yellow."
MOLASSES.—New Orleans is in reduced supply, and |
rather firmer—sales of 50 bbls. prime at [email protected] cts., the i
latter an extreme price—also small sales of 'Cuba at 24
PROVISIONS.—Pork is rather unsettled and dull, partic- j
ularly for future delivery; the sales are 1,200 bbls. at
$17.30// 17.40 for mess, including 600bbls. mess at $17.37# I
cash, to-day. $16.75 for thin mess, [email protected] for clear.
[email protected] 13.75 for prime, and $17.37# for uninspected I
mess. Beef is heavy, with moderate sales.
The business reaches 400 bbls. sit [email protected] for country j
prime; [email protected] for do. mess; $97/11 for repacked mess, :
and $11.2) ~ 12.f0r -xtra do. Brim ■ i< dull at slß@ 19.
Beef hams are quiet—sales of 250 bbls. at [email protected] for
western. Bacon is dull—sales of good sides, rough sides
and long middles at 8# cts. Lard is in fair demand and
prices are sustained—sales of 500 bbls. and tcs. at 10#@
111 3 ., cts.
Cut meats are neglected: no sales are reported.—
Dressed hogs are selling moderately at [email protected]# cts. for !
heavy—the latter price an extreme figure. Butter is ac- J
tive and firm at [email protected] cts. for State and 127/ IS cts. for | i
Ohio. Cheese is steady—sales of State at 8// 9# cts., and '
Ohio at 7#7/ 8 cts.
RICE—Is steady bat less active, with sales of 50 tcs. com
mon to good at [email protected]# cts. jchoice i- - worth 4 cts. '
SUGARS—Are quiet, hut prices are sustained—sales of
70 hhds. Cuba at 6# a7# cts : Porto Rico sells slowly at
7# cts.; and Havana at 8# Vi9# cts.
WHISKEY.—The market is unsettled; holders generally
are not disposed to sell—sales of 450 bbls. at 247724# cts. ;
correspondent of the Washington Star, of Saturday, says: '
The off'rings of beef cattle at the yards, yesterday,
amount d to about 600 head. 400 of which were purchased
by District butchers and speculators, at $2.50/$3.50 on
the hoof, equal to [email protected] net: 50 were purchased by
grazers, and the remainder were driven to Baltimore.—
Sheep—Common lots selling at $2: some very superior
muttons sold as high as $7. Hogs $5.75 as 6on the hoof.
Pork, from wagons, $6.25, from stores so*s0 —supply as
yet very limited
TINE—Virgin and Yellow dip has declined 10c. with
sales yesterday of 543 bbls. at $2.50 for Virgin and Yel
low dip, and $1.75 for Hard, per 2SO lb. No sales to
SPIRITS.—We note a decline ofl cent, with sales yes- 1
terday of 300 bbls. at 45# cts. per gal. Nothing doing 1
ROSIN.—No transactions in either grade.
TAR.—Sales yesterday of 98 bbls. at $2 25 per bbl.; and
to day of 85 do. at same price.
The Louisville Courier of the 25th says:
terday was quite firm, with no sales of hogs reported.—
The receipts continue heavy. Messrs. Huffman, Duncan k ;
Co. receiving a drove of 500 liogs on foot, and 1.500 by \
railroad. The train from Frankfort did not get in until i
late last night, and we cannot report the receipts from '
that source. The arrivals by the Nashville road, last i
night, were 1.950 hogs, ami by the Jeffersonville road, j
2,647 head. The number of hogs in pens, last night, was
nearly 10.000.wiih the slaughter yesterday of nearly 9.000,
The total nunv er killed yesterday was 8.583. which, add- '
ed to the number previously killed (68,119,) makes the I
total up to last night amount to 76,702.
At New Boston, Illinois, and at other points along the
Illinois side of the I pper Mississippi, sales are being made ;
at $6.10 per 100 pounds.
CINCINNATI, Nov. 27.—Hogs lirm but market less exci- !
ted. Sales at $8.62#@0.57# for hogs weighing2oo lbs., j
and [email protected] for heavy weights. Receipts of the week j
71.000 h ad. Receipts to-day 1600 head. Mess Pork sl7 j
for future delivery. More buyers than sellers. Bacon,
Shoulders 6# and Sides 8# cts. Lard firm. Whiskey i
active at 23cts.
NEW ORLEANS,*NOV. 26.—Cotton—Sales of 4.000 bales j
to-day at an advance of #c.; middlings are quoted at 11# j
@ll#c.; sales of the week, 59.000 bales; receipts of the j
week, 70,000 bales; receipts of the week same time last |
year. 64.000 bales: receipts ahead of last year at this port, |
176.000 bales; receipts ahead of last year at all southern ,
ports, 547.000 bales. Exports of the week, 45.000 bales.
Stock in port, 198,000 bales; stock in port same time last ,
year, 196,000 bales. Pork closed dull and prices are 25c. j
lower. Coffee is firm: sales of 3.000 bags at 11c., an ad-j
vance of #c.; sales of the week, 15,500 bags; st ck in i
port, 10,500 bags, against 41.000 bags some time last year, j
Sterling Exchange unchanged. Freights CII cotton to ,
I lverpool unchanged.
f INOINXATI, Nov. 26.—Hogs are active, and there is a I
speculative demand. Prices are higher; the sales of the
amount to 19.000 hogs at $0 40 a 6.70, and
4,000 hogs (January delivery) at [email protected] 7, 200 lbs. weight.
The receipts for the two days amount to 22 000 hogs
Mess Pork hasartvancert to sl7. Bacon-Shoulders sell at
6# cts., and Sides at 8* cts. (February delivery I Lard
closed buoyant at 10# cts. Whiskey is quoted at 22 cts
The other markets continue unchanged.
CHICAGO, Nov. 26.—Flour is steady. Wheat dull at 59
cts. Corn steady at 52 cts. Oats are firm.
TOX—The Brokers' Circular says .* "There has been a fair
week from the Trade, which has been freely met by hold
ers, but there has been less irregularity in prices, and the
quotations of American remain unaltered; low descrip
tions, however, are still unsaleable." The week's business
lias been 48,850 bales, including 3,350 on speculation, and
7.700 for export. The business yesterday (Friday) was
10,000 bales, of which 3,000 were to speculators and ex
porters. The market closed steady at the following au
thorized quotations: Fair Orleans, 7%; Middling, 6%;
Fair Mobile, 7%; Middling, 6 13-16; Fair Uplands, 7; Mid
dling. 6?7 The stock on hand is estimated at 381,170
bales, including 254.330 American.
At Manchester prices have been steady, but the business
has only been to a very modejate extent.
Breadstcffk—Messrs. Richardson, Spence & Co. re
port continued dullness and very trifling sales. Flour
very slow of sale, but without further change in value.
Western, 205.; Philadelphia and Baltimore. 20s. [email protected]
Od.; Ohio, 225.(a 245. Wheat in most limited inquiry, and
quotations nominal. Best white selling in retail at late
rates. Red Western, 4s. 10d.(<i,6s. 4d.: White, Cs.fa (is. 3d .
Southern, 6s. [email protected]
Cor if—No demand, and American nominal at 28s. for
mixed, 295. for yellow, and 32s.(a>3od. for white. Euro
pean freely offered at low prices. w
PROVIBIOXB— Messrs. Bigland, Athya k Co., Rich
ardson, Spence & Co., and others report: Beef offered
at lower rates, hot business ?ery dull. Pork dull, 72. od.
asked for a small parcel of new American. Bacon in - maD J
demand, and agiin rather lower. Cheese dull, and infe ;
rior difficult to sell. Lard dull and drooping, with small '
. salesfof prime at [email protected]> —holders pressing on the mas - j
} ket. Tallow firmer, owing to the frost at St. Petersburg. !
' No Butchers' Association here, but the nominal value is j
51<.: Y. C. brings 525.
PRODUCE.—The Brokers'and other circulars report:—
Ashes rather lower; Pots selling at [email protected] and Pearl.-
at 325. fid.'// 335. Sugars dull, and [email protected] cheaper. Oof
fee firm at full rates. Rice in fair demand at steady prices;
sales of Carolina at [email protected] fid. lor middling to very fine.
Tea. inactive for Congou, but other kinds in good request
at full rates. Resin in better request and slightly dearer;
sales of common at 4s. Id @4-. 2d.; fine, 13s. Cd. Spirits
of Turpentine steady at 40s.((i -lis. Retail sales of Philadel
phia Bark at Bs. 6d.. an/1 Baltimore 6s. n 6s. fid. Fish Oilsf
quiet: Co/I. £27 10s//; £29 for indirect,and £29// £3O for di
rect import; Pale Seal. £3B. Nothing doing iu Sperm or
Whale. Linseed <il 3 is.'/r 30s. fid.
HAVRE MARK: TS.—The weekly circulars have again
t failed to reach Liverpool.
[ From Fori m/ Brothers' d- Co.'s Circular. 1
LONDON MARKETS, Nov. 12—5 P. M.—The Colonial
I an/1 Foreign Produce Markets continue without auima
tion, an/1 only a moderate business has been transacted
during the week, without material alteration in prices
: Money in more demand at 2# ./3 per cent, per annum.
Consols leave off 98 98# for money, 98#(7/ 98# for the
account. Bar Silver. 5-. I#'/1. Mexican Dollars. ss. ?, d.
American Eagles. 70s 2#d. Doubloons—Spanish, 765.
9/1.: South American, 745.
COCOA.—Of 740 bags Trinidad a small portion sold at
48s. for ordinary, to 61s. for very good Red, the remainder
j bought iu at the e prices.
COCHINEAL.—Of 300 bags at auction about one-hal
found buyers at barely previous rates; Honduras Silver,
3s. 9/[email protected] lOd. for fair bold grain, and 3s fid. / 3s. 8/1. for
I ordinary and middling, with Pasty at 3s 2/1.(7/3s 4d. Ten
-1 eriffe Silver. 3s. 7/1///3s. 8/1., with ordinary black at 3s.
10/1.. fair quality being held at 4s/7745. Id.
COFFEE.—In consequence of the continued absence of
arrivals, there has been scarcely any business; the only
transactions being the sale of a few bought-in lots /)f
Plantation Ceylon, and 17 casks, 77 bbls , 22 bags Ja
maica at public sale at 48s/// 58s. for good fine ordinary;
625.(//Css. for middling, and 70s. [email protected] for good mid
Coi'PF.R—ln good demand. T ough Cake and Tile £9S;
Best Selected .£lOl 10s.; Sheathing lid.; Y. M. Sheathing
CORN—The market is quiet without change in prices.—
Last week's average price of English Wheat was 42-. Sd.
on 105.157 qrs. returned. AV/* quote White American
\\ heat 495.a425.; Re 1 365.a405.; Flour 205.a24-<\
i OTTON—Quiet and sales unimportant. At Liverpool
the demand is steady. Sales for the week 48.800 bales;
mid. Orleans quoted 6#'/l. per lb.
DRUGS —179 cases, 10 casks Castor Oil, part sol/l at
4/1.%/7#d. for dark straw to fine seconds: 12 bags Car
damoms, Madras, sold at 2s. 7d/a2s. 10.1. for mid.: 375
bags Cape Gum Arabic sold at 17s. fid/7T;195.; 22 scroons
Cascasilla Bark sold at [email protected] Cd.: 676 bags Turmeric,
Madras and Bombay, multipart sold at [email protected]; 65
cases Gum Olibanuui, part sold, pickings, 3s. fid. </ lfis. Cd..
siftings, [email protected] 6d.; 604 bags Kowrie Guin.pait sol/1 at
lis. // lis. fid. for very inferior; 175 cases Rhubarb, part
sold at S#[email protected] lid. for or/1, wormy to good; 17 bales
Tinnevelly Senna, part sold at s#d * for mid.: 10 cases
Gum Benjamin, part sold at £77/ 8 15s. for good thirds
and seconds; 99 bales Jamaica Snrsaparilla mostly sold at
Is 3/1.(7/ 2s. 8/1. for or/1, to fair; 103 bales Honduras Sarsapa
rilbi bought in at Is. 5d.; 190 pkgs. Shellac, few sold nt
[email protected] for block; < utch, 335/0345.; Gambler, 15s. [email protected]
165.; Opium. [email protected] fid.; Saffron [email protected]
, HEMP —Russia quiet: St. Petersburg' Clean £29 ss .Cd
| JO; 1,425 bales Manila at auction were bought in at £2B
55.(7/30 for fair to good roping qualitv. there being no fair
bid/lings. About half of 300 bales Bombay sold at £l9
5s </20 ss. for mid. quality. Jute is flat, and 4,900 bales
at auction were mostly bold for last week's r;itos; the
I portion sold (about 600 bales) went at £ls [email protected] 15s.
for good common to good fair quality
IRON.—Welsh in fiir demand, and the principal makers
are well supplied with orders. Rails £6 [email protected]£6 15s.—
Bars £6 ss. @£o 10s. f. o. b. in Wales. Scotch Pig 535.
fid. for mixed Nos. on the Clyde.
LINSEED. —Prices have further given way Is. perqr..
hut the market closes with more firmness. Fair Tagan
rog on the coast has been sol/l at 48-*. 9d/zz 495., and supe
rior at 50s. fid.; Calcutta at [email protected] for" good samples,
and Bombay at 545. For arrival Tangarog cargoes have
been sold at [email protected], delivered, and Calcutta at 505..
c. f. anil i., and [email protected] fid., deli vered,according to quali
ty. Arrivals, 13,000 quarters, principally from the East
LINSEED CAKES. —Foreign in less demand, and prices
barely maintained. New York in bbls. £lO [email protected] £lO
15s. Boston in bags $lO7/ £lO ss.
On.s.—ln Fish nothing doing. We quote Sperm £[email protected]
86, Cod £3O; Pale Seal £37; Southern £34 7735; for Oliv'c
the demand is improved; Gallipoli £[email protected] 10s.; Malaga
£45 10s. Rape in retail demand at previous sales. For
eign refined 4Gs ; brown 425. fid. Linseed declined early
in the week to [email protected] 3d., but ha-/ since recovered and
closes steadily at 295. for present delivery. Cocoa Nut
quiet at3Bs. for Ceylon anil 405.(77 t*2s. for Cochin. Palm
39 s. @4l s.
RICE—In more demand. 15,000 bags Bengal on the
spot sold at 75.7/ 7s. 9/1. for low white to lew and mid.
white, Bs. [email protected] for mid. to good mid. white, and lis.
7#d. for fine white. 1,350 bags Bnll.im of low quality
were bought in at 6s. [email protected] 9/1. 3.800 hags new Necran
zie Aracan sold at 7s. 3d. (cash ) 7.500 bags Rangoon at
ss. 9d. (cash) for old an/1 weevil v. Two floating cargoes, I
one of 380 tons pinky Madras at 7s. 4X'L. anil 550 tons
Rangoon, for Liverpool, at 7s. fliL.on Liverpool terms.
RUM—Neglected, and only 126 puncheons have been
sold at 2s. 3d. for fine Pemerara, and 3s. sd.(S3s. 7d. for
SALTPETRE—In more demand, at gradually increasing
prices. There have not been any public sales, but pri
valely 4>oo hags Bengal have been sold: the latest prices
paid, which show an advance of 2*. on the rates of last
week, are 40s. for 13)£ to 10?; lbs.: 40s.ffi40. 6d. forß?,' lbs.;
41s.(cash) for lbs.; 41s. 6d. for lbs.; 425. Cd. for 4,'4
toSX lbs.; 435. for."# lbs.; and 445. for 2?,' lbs.
SPELTER —Quiet at £22 10s.
SPlCES.—Pepper is difficult cf sale; about 400 bags Sing
apore black have charged hands at 315-lß[email protected] In other
Spices business lias been extremely limited.
SUGAR.—The market continues dull, and a very moder
ate amount of business has been transacted, generally at
rather easier prices. Of West India only 1,300 casks have
been sold, including at auction the greater part of 365
lihds. 8 ires. Barbadoes at 355.©445. 6d. 6.522 bags Mauri
tius were mostly realized at cheaper rates, middling 13
good middling soft greyish-yellow 40 s. [email protected], and very
strong dry, semi crystalized yellow at 44-.fi 44-. Oil. 3,821
bags Bengal werechiefly sold at 6d. per cwL decline, good
middling white Benares 475. 6d.. good middling I'ossipore
Syrups 435., low to good grainy 435. [email protected] fid., mid
dling yellow Burpattah I)ate4os.' 40s.fid .low middling do.
38s fid. ii39s. fid., and low brown Hate32s.(a33s. Privately
2,500 bags brown Native Madras have been sold at 345. Cd.
Foreign—of 579 casks Cuba M uscovado, a portion found buy
ers at former prices, 37s.ir? 395. fid. for middling brown to low
yellow, and 38s.ffi:39s. for low middling grevisli yellow,
but 393 hhd., 10 tcs., 00 bbls. Porto Rico, and 2.338 boxes
Havana were nearly all bought in, only a small portion
being sold, the Porto Rico at cheaper prices, 42s.fid/h 435.
fid. for good middling to good yellow, and the Havana at
49s.ff49s.fid. for good florettes, and some washed at 43s
Cil.ff4ss.6d.. for good to line yellow. Privately 400 to 500
boxes middling yellow Havana have been taken for ex
port at 42s.fid. 150 hlids. Cuba Muscovado are reported
at 37s Oil/a 435., and two floating cargoes have been pur
chased for this countr.i; 3.194 boxes No. 12 Havana, fully
insured, at 28s.fid., and 4,600 bags brown Pernams. insur.
Ed f. p. a., at 235.
TALLOW.—The market is steady; St. Petersburg Y. C..
on spot and all year. 50s. [email protected]: January io March 51s.
TEA.—About 39,900 pkgs. were offered at auction yes
terday and to-day. of which 23.156 passed, and 7.137 sold,
including3.3oooffered "without reserve'' anil 2.227 Assam;
the Assam sold at full prices, but the China Tea showed a
decline of d.(a lii. per lb. We quote common Congou at
lOlfd.ff 10/Jd. per lb.
TlN.—English firm; Blocks 1215.; Bars 1225.; Refined
1265.; Foreign in demand: Straits sold at 1215.: Banca
1225. fid.
Tv RI'RXTIXE —No sales of Rough. Spirits without
change; American in bbls.. 41s,ff41s. fid.
Gen. Paez was not so badly injured by the acci
dent of Thursday last as was at first supposed.—
The lonw bone which forms the joint of the great
toe was dislocated and driven into the foot. The
bone was reset in its place, the knife not being need
ed. His friends think he will be able to sail at an
early day.
BERMUDA—Br. ftchr. General Grant.
10 hides. 3 calf skins. 2 bags wool, 2 pkgs. sundries, bal
last—Jos. C. Yates & Co.
NEW YORK— Sir. Parlcersburg. I
3 cases wihe—Oelrichs & Lurman: 30 pkgs. do.—C. H.
Myers & Bro.; 10 do. do.—Green k Yoc: 512 do. mdse.—
8.&0. R.R. Agent; 300 do. do.—A. C. Hall.
LIVERPOOL.—I bbl. flour: 2 do. beef; 421 hhds. tobacco;
33 do. bark; 423 bags do.; 480 do. seed; 102 bbls. do.; 73
bales hair; 20 do. cotton: 2 bbls. bladders; 95 slabs spel
ter dross; 1 box books; 30,000 trenails. 30,384 staves; 452,-
668 feet timber.
BREMEN.—3OI bbls. flour; 212 keps butter; 50 tierces 1
lard; 221 hhds. tobacco; 20 do. do. stems; 57 bags bark;
15.000 trenails; 2.670 staves.
For Shipping Intelligence, see 4th page J
an extract from the letter from Air. Buchanan, 1
read at the Pittsburg celebration on Thursday. ,
The cheerful prospect which he takes of the future
will commend itself to all.
From the stand point at which we have arrived,
the anxious patriot cannot fail, whilst reviewing
the past, to cast a glance into the future and to
speculate upon what may be the condition of our
beloved country, when your posterity shall assem
ble to celebrate the second centennial' anniversary
of the capture of Fort Duqncsne. Shall our whole
country then compose one united nation more pop
ulous, powerful and free than any other which has
ever existed? Or will the confederacy have been
rent asunder and divided into groups "of hostile and
jealous States? Or may it not be possible tlia* ere
the next celebration, all the fragments, exhausted
by intermenate conflicts with each other, may have
finally reunited and sought refuge under the shel
ter of one great and overshadowing despotism?
These questions will, I firmly believe, under the
providence of God, be virtually decided bv the
present generation. We have reached a' crisis
when upon their action depends the preservation of
the Union according to the letter and spirit of the
constitution; and this once gone, all is lost.
I regret to say that the present omens are far
from propitious. in the last age of the Republic,
it was considered almost treasonable to pronounce
the word Disunion. Times have since sadlv
changed, and now disunion is freely prescribed as
the remedy for evanescent evils, real or imaginary,
which if left to themselves would speedily vanish
away in the progress of events.
Our revolutionary fathers havp passed away, and
the generation next after them who were inspired
bv their personal counsel and example, have nearly
all disappeared.
SENATOR DOUGLAS. —Senator Douglas was ser
enaded in St. Louis on Wednesday night last. In
the course of his speech acknowledging the com
pliment, he said: "Our political confederacy was
sticceptible of improvement and expansion. If this
doctrine of Popular Sovereignty is carried out, we
can add new territory and make "new States without
any difficulty. YVe can add to our possessions
Mexico and Cuba, and all the territory adjacent.- -
'lt is the mission of the Democracy to expand,' said
he. If other territory is required and demanded—
he was willing to take it into the Union. This can
not well be done unless Congress shall leave the
people of those territories and countries to decide
for themselves what they wish to do."
Our readers are aware that this is a continuation
of the New Y'ork and Erie. Gen. Ward, the Presi
dent of the company, has returned from Europe,
and is now passing over the line between Little
Y'alley. New Y'ork. and Dayton, Ohio, in company
with Mr. T. W. Kennard, an engineer sent out
from England, and Mr. George F. Train, who re-'
presents some capitalists who have subscribed or
proposed to subscribe to a loan necessary for the
construction of the work. YVe learn, from the
Akron Beacon, that a large meeting was held in
Akron, on Saturday evening. Mr. Kennard is re
ported to have said that he had found no engineer
ing difficulties on the route; that the character and
resources of the country along the line exceeded
the representations which had been made in Eng
land by the friends of the road: that upon his re
port capita'ists abroad were ready to advance the
money ana means for the completion of the work;
and that his report will be favorable.
On Thursday evening last Mr. George Black and
his wile were run over and killed, near Tarrytown,
by the express train on the Hudson River Railroad,
"hey were walking up the track, and it was some
what dark at the time. The engineer did not know
ot the accident until it was telegraphed to Pough
The British Government have awarded Captain
Itenaud, ofthe French bark Maurice, a gold medal,
in acknowledgment of the services rendered by him
to the Hamburg steamer Austria, destroyed bv fire
at sea on the 13th ult., one of the persons whom he
rescued being a British subject.
The number of inmates of the Philadelphia Alms
house is 2,554, a decrease of 100 since this time las
year. The number of persons receiving out door
relief is 1,830.
PORTLAND, NOV. 28.—The steamer North Britain
lias arrived here with Liverpool advices to the 17th
The steamer Kuropa, on her last outward trip,
had to put into Queenstown, short of coal.
Nothing has been heard of the steamer Indian
There have been heavy gales on the English coast,
and many marine disasters are reported. No Amer
ican vessels, however, are named.
The steamer Ariel arrived out on the 17th.
The latest advices from India are unimportant.
Fears were entertained at London of tiie safety of
the shin Aquiconst, long over due from Australia
with a large amount of treasure.
The Times has a rather hopeful article on the At
lantic telegraphic cable, and urges upon the direc
tors the acceptance of Professor Hughes' offer to
work it with his own instrument.
Parliament has been further prorogued to the
I3th of Januarv.
LIVERPOOL, NOV. 17.—Cotton —Sales of the past three
days 17,C00 bates, market closing firm at a slight advance.
Sales to speculators 2009 bales and 3000 bales for export.
Manel- ester advices are favorable. Market firmer.
BREADSTUFFS.—Richardson A Spence say Floor is very
dull but nominally unchanged. Western Canal 205.,
Southern 205.,a,21 a., Ohio 225.(a 2D. Wheat is also very
dull. Red Western 4s. Gdjofis. 3d., white Gsjofis. 3d.,
Soutiiern Cs. 9d. Corn is very dull and quotations nomi
nal, mixed 285., yellow 295., white 31s. fid.(q32s. fid.
PROVISIONS.—Lard is heavy, and all qualities have
sliehtl.v declined—sales at 525.
PRODUCE.—Rosin is steady at 4s. Sugar is quiet. Rice
is steady. Turpentine is steady at 40s.
LONDON* MARKETS.—Breadstuff's are dull. Sugar closed
firm. Coffee is steady. Rice is buoyant.
STOCKS.—American securities are dull.
MONEY MARKET.—Consols 97? h9S for money.and 98 V
for account.
Tiie Case of* flic Slaver Eclio—Senatorial Con
COLUMBIA, S. C., NOV. 27.—The United State
Circuit Court met here to-day, Judges Wayne,
Washington and McGraw, of South Carolina, pre
siding. The charges to the Grand Jury were de
livered, both Judges strongly impressing upon the
jury the duty of impartially discharging their oaths
of office, and while avoiding unfounded accusations,
to sutler no personal sentiments or private feelings
to deter them from presenting for investigation ev
ery case where reasonable evidence of guilt exists.
These charges, it is understood, were designed to
meet the efforts making by certain parties to in
duce the Grand Jury to refuse to bring in a bill
against, the mate and crew ef the slaver Echo.
Some delay occurred through the difficulty of get
ting a full jury together. The probability is, that
the action of the Grand Jury will be made known
on Monday.
The subject of the selection of a candidate for the
seat in the Senate of the United States, left vacant
by the death of Senator Evans, is nntv the promi
nent question under discussion in political circles.
Ex-Governor Adams is the favorite of "all those
who desire agitating the question of the re-open
ing of the slave trade, but R. Barnwell Rhett, Ex-
Governor Manning, or Gen. McQueen, will most
likely be the choice of the Legislature.
Australian Tclrgraph Cable—Tiie "Hughes
NEW YORK, NO. 27. —Private advices from Eng
land state that the telegraph cable for the Austra
lian and Tasmanian line had been finished, and was
to have been shipped on the 19th of November,
under the superintendence of Wm. 11. Butcher, an
American. The Hughes'American printing tele
graph instruments (the same as used by the Ameri
can telegraph company in this country) had been
tried on this cable with complete success, and are
to be exclusively used upon it.
Circus Company* in Trouble.
AUGUSTA, Nov. 28.—The Columbus Times, of Sa
turday. says that Otton and Alden's Circus Com
pany were all arrested while playing at Auburn,
Alabama, in consequence of a member of the com
pany killing a man at Lockapeka the day previou :.
A crowd of some sixty persons followed the com
pany to Auburn, and tired some twenty shots, but
injured no one. The company submitted to return
for trial.
From AVasbiiigXon.
WASHINGTON*, Nov. 26.—There is no-truth in the
report circulated throughout the South that Secre
tary Cobb has accepted the position of Minister to
The Cabinet is in extraordinary session to-day on
matters to be presented to Congress on the opening
of the coming session.
A Kansas letter, from an authentic source, men
tions that Montgomery and his associates have been
indicted, but are evading the process of law.
Fire at Matirli Chunk. Pa.
MAUCH CHUNK, PA., NOV. 27.—A fire broke out at
two o'clock this afternoon in the Lehigh Coal and
X'avigatiou Company's carpenter shop. The shop
and the Company's warehouse, together with a
large Quantity of goods, lumber, <Sce., were destroy
ed. The loss is estimated at $5,000.
Tbc Soittli Carolina Senat orsliip.
COLUMBIA, NOV. 27. —Thesecond ballot for United
States Senator is as follows : Adams 37, Memmin
ger 30, Rhett 24, McQueen 22, Manning 21, Ches
nut 21—no choice.
Mr. Koi*sy*tli on his xvay to Washington.
AUGUSTA, NOV. 27. —Mr. Forsyth, oiv* Minister to
Mexico, passed through hero last night eu route for
General Walker is reported as still near Mobile.
Missouri Railway* ISouclg.
Sr. LOUIS, X'ov. 20.—The interest on the Missouri
Railway Bonds, due in January, will bo paid at the
New York Bank of Commerce.
[NOTE. —The above comprise all the telegrams received
by tbc agent of the Associated Press in litis city. The
following are from the New York papers of yesterday.]
Collision between a Steamer anil a Schooner.
PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 26.—The schooner Jaines
English, for New-Haven with coal and iron, was
run into on Thursday, off Tinicum, by the steam
ship Pennsylvania, from Richmond. The Pennsyl
vania escaped uninjured, but the schooner was cut
on the larboard side to the water's edge. She then
ran ashore, and has since returned here for repairs.
The Southern Pacific ltnilroacl.
LOUISVILLE, X'OV. 2G.—The stockholders of the
Southern Pacific Railroad met here yesterday;
Jeremiah Morton, of Virginia, presided. President
■ Foulke made an able report concerning the Road,
which will be considered to-morrow. Two thirds
of the stock is represented.
From Africa—Sickness oil the Coast—Kidnap,
ping from an American vessel.
BOSTON, NOV. '26. —A letter received at Salem,
dated Goree, West Coast of Africa, states that it
was very sickly on that coast, and that a French
war-steamer had lost 25 men within two weeks.
An armed boat from the same steamer had im
pressed a French sailor from the brig Rockingham,
of Salem. The letter was dated Oct. 12.
Adjournment of the Vermont Legislature.
MONTPELIER, Vt. Nor. 26.—The Vermont Legisla
ture adjourned this morning. No appropriation
has been made for completing the State Capitol, the
House having refused to concur with the Senate
in the passage of any bill for that purpose.
Trottirig Match Between Flora Temple and
ST. Louis, Nov. 26.—A trotting match came off"
yesterday, on the Albany Race Course, between
Flora Temple and Reindeer, for SI,OOO, mile heats,
best three in five, in harness. The purse was giv
en to Reindeer, ih consequence of a collision in tiie
second heat, which the judges decided was the re
sult of foul driving on tiie part of Flora's driver.
OHIO. —A Convention of colored men for the State
of Ohio, designed to institute measures and take ac
tion which shall gain for the colored citizens politi
cal and social t ights equal to those of the white
citizens, assembled in Cincinnati on Wednesday
morning, at the Baker Street Church. Among the
resolutions adopted were the following:
Resolved, That we say to those who would induce
us to emigrate to Africa or elsewhere, that the
amount of labor and self-sacrifice required to estab
lish a home iu a foreign land, would, if exercised
here, redeem our native land from the grasp of
slavery; therefore we are resolved to remain where
we are, confident that "truth is mighty and will
Resolved, That a combination of labor and capi
tal will, in every field of enterprise, be our true
policy. Combination stores of every kind, combi
nation work shops, and combination farms will, if
every where established, greatly increase our wealth,
and with it our power.
Resolved, That the State Central Committee be
instructed to prepare two petitions for general cir
culation, one to he signed by whites favorable to
equal rights, and the other by the colored people,
male and female, old and young, omitting none who
are able to make their mark.
In Boston, the Board of Aldermen have passed
an order, on a petition signed by 1,100 citizens,
that the committee on public grounds flood a por
tion of the Parade Ground, for a public skating
pond, at an expense of not more than SI,OOO In
New Y'ork, fine skating ground is to be provided
on Centra' Park —the Commissioners furnishing the
water, and Zero the freeze. In Buffalo, some gen
tlemen residing on Delaware Avenue, have hired
the vacant lots at the corner of Y'irginia street,
which have an area of fifty-two thousand square
feet, which they propose to fence in and floor
with ice.
The Attorney General of Y'irginia lias decided
that it is the duty ofthe Auditor of public accounts
to charge clerks of Courts, and other officers of the
State iiauing in their hands money belonging to
the State, interest on the amount of their indebted
ness from the time the Actof Assembly requires the
payment to be made until the money "be paid into
the public Treasury.
In the year 1842 the total revenue of Canada was
£365.600; in 1850 it was £704,200,, and iu 1850 it had
reached £1,238,700. According to the census of
1851 the population was 1,842,260, and by that of
1857 it was 2,571,437; an increase of forty-five per
cent, in five years. And even to this rapid rate of
increase a prodigious accumulation is now to be
given by the gold discoveries on the Pacific coast,
and the consequent settlement of that region.
J. Y\ r . YY'liite, of Chattanooga, Tenn., a member
of the Legislature of that State, whose arrest for
forging land warrants was noticed a few weeks ago,
was found dead near Clarendon, Ark., last week.
It is supposed that he committed suicide. He was
under recognizance in the sum of $15,000 to answer
she charge of forging.
says: We understand that Mr. James Gordon Ben
nett has been indicted by the Grand Jury of West
chester county for a libel on the Hon. John B. Has
kin—said libel consisting of a point-blank charge in
the columns of The Herald, that Mr. llaskin had
materially and willfully altered the record of the
evidence taken before the W'illett's Point Investi
gating Committee, whereof Mr. 11. was Chairman.
The Atlanta (Ga.) Intelligencer Fays: We have it
from pretty high authority that the lion. Howell
Cobb, now Secretary of the 'Treasury, has accepted
the position of Minister to France,
677')' /XTEh Lid
VALUABLE INVENTION. —IIenrv J. Rogers, Esq., of
this city, has recently invented a sub-marine cord,
designed to convey a current of electricity through
deep sea soundings. The piece of cord shown us is
not quite a half inch in diameter, and lias been
prepared solely to give an idea of the principle
upon which the invention relies for success. It is
composed of a single copper wire, over whicli is a
coating of well prepared guttapercha; over the
whole is a plaited covering of twisted hemp or
cotton thread, which i 3 coaled with a marine paint
or varnish, impervious to water. It is said that
the Atlantic cable, encased in its mail of iron
wire, when being paid out, oftentimes kink
ed, and that then this wire casing, un
twisted and left exposed toe gutta percha in
sulation, which, most likely, at almost every
kink, was strained and cracked, and hence per
mitted an escape of the electric current. The cord
made by Mr. Rogers is designed to obviate this ob
jection; the outer covering of hemp is twisted upon
the gutta percha from opposite directions, lessening
the liability of kinking, and even if that should hap
pen, the flexibility and compactness of the cord is
such that it cannot untwist, and therefore the ir.ner
coating or insulation of the wire cannot be exposed or
strained. This cord is much lighter than any subma
rine cable heretofore manufactured, and. therefore,
can be handled ami stowed away much more readily.
Lieut. Maury, of the United States Navy, who lias
examined it, addressed a letter to the inventor, in
which he says: "It it just the thing for the purpose
intended," and proceeds to give his reasons for say
ing so, which, to a person conversant at all with
the matter, are most plausible.
ACCIDENTS.—On Friday afternoon last, as one of
the freight trains was leaving Camden Station for
Mount Clare, a youth, about fourteen years of age,
named John Lambert,who resides on South Charles
street, Federal Hill, jumped upon the last car in the
train, with the intention of riding a short distance.
After the train had left the suburbs of the city and
had gotten under full headway, he very rashly
jumped off. The violence of the shock caused by
his contact with the cross-ties of the road, bruised
him horribly about the body and head. He was
assisted to his residence, where he was attended by
a physician. ——■
FOR EUROPE. —The ship Ann E. Hooper, was
towed down the river on Saturday afternoon, pre
paratory to leaving for Europe." She is loaded
with timber for the use of the British government,
and this morning her crew will arrive from New
York, when she will immediately start for Liver
Lena Foreman was arrested by Lieut. Muir, on vest er ■
day afternoon charged with stealing SH) and a gold ring
from William Malseed. The theft was committed on the
9tii inst., hut she evaded arrest until yesterday. Commit
ted for Court by Justice Audoun.
A man named Charles Brown, was arrested on Satur
day last by officer Handy, on the charge of assaulting
Christian Miller, with intent to kill. The assault took
place at Soccer's Brewery, on the Frederick road, in July
last, and the accused has eluded all attempts made by the
officers to arrest him until on Saturday last. He was held
to bail to answer at Court by Justice Knsor.
Thos. Killduff, was arrested yesterday evening, by
officer Talbott, charged with assaulting and beating Gal
lieb Traver. Justice Mearis committed him for Court.
Geo. H. Rollins, was arrest-d on yesterday evening, by
officers Start and Hales, charged with stealing a money
belt, three gold studs, three gold breast pins and other*
articles, the property of John Bcssinger. The robbery
was committed some three weeks since, at Shaw's Hotel,
corner of Franklin and Howard streets.
On Saturday about 12 o'clock, Coronor Sparklin held an
inquest on the body of an unknown man, who died sud
denly in the house of Thomas Fiahavan, on Frederick
street, near Pratt, tin Friday evening the stranger en
tered the public house of Mr. Charles O'Donnell. two
doors from Flahavan's, and stated that he was from Penn
sylvania, and had come to the city in search of a fugitive
daughter who hail brought shame upon the family, ami
had come to this city for the purpose of leading an aban
doned life. Mr. O'Donnell gave him his supper, and he
then left and went to Flahavan's to lodge, tin Saturday
morning, about 10 o'clock, he was found in his room in a
dying condition, and before a physician could arrive he
expired. The jury rendered a verdict of "Death from
want and exposure." He was small in size, light colored
iiair and fair complexion, appeared to be about 40 years of
age. and was very emaciated.
NIGHT.—Owing to the Institute Hall being otherwise en
gaged on this and to-morrow evening, the "Old Folks"
will give on each of these nights their novel and highly
successful musical entertainments in the beautiful saloon
of the New Assembly Rooms. They have met with an
unparalied success during their Concerts here, the Mary
land lntitute Hall being tested to its utmost rapacity to
accommodate the crowds who desire to see these popular
vocalists. We advise those who desire to witness their
performances to go early.
noLLiDAv STREET THEATRE.—JuIia Dean nayne will
appear to-night as the Countess in the play of "Love,"
with Mr. Daley as Huron. There will be a dance by Miss
Partington, arid the entertainment will conclude with "A
Quiet Family," with Mr. Fiskeas Bibbs and Miss Jefferson
as Snarley. The dramatic romance of "Monte Cristo" is
BIBLE PANORAMA.—Tbc celebrated Bible Panorama
will be on exhibition during the present week, at Temper
ance Hall, on Gay street. Those persons who have not
seen this excellent Panorama will do well to embrace this
last opportunity, as it will leave the city after Saturday
FRONT STREET CIRCUS.—A fine bill is offered at this es
tablishment this evening, on which occasion the famous
Arab troupe appear, also Mr. Thos. King and his daring
pupil, Mast, Jas. Smith, in their wonderful performance
of La Perche Equipoise.
CRIMINAL COURT.—Hon. Henry Stump, Judge. J.
Douglas Haurhleton, Esq., prosecuting for the State. The
following business occupied the Court on Saturday :
Stat - vs. James Watts, charged with assaulting liis
wife, Mary Watts. The wife not appearing to testify
against James the Court discharged him.
State vs. John Warwick, charged with assaulting liis
wife. Margaret Warwick. When Margaret came upon the
stand, she said she didn't know what to swear to.
Judge Stump,—"Well, say what he done to you. Did he
strike you?''
Witnes-.—"No, sir, if I had to die for it, he never struck
Judge Stump.—"Well, what did you put him in jail
for?" *
Witness.—"l didn't put him in jail; the old man was a
little tight, and tried to break open my trunk, when I
spoke to him; he then grabbed me by the throat; I hol
lered murder just to skcar him like, and the police come
in and took us to the watch house; but if I die for it he
never struck me."
Judge Stump.—" Well I'll discharge him this time, and
if lie touches you again, you better leave him and I'll
put him in jail."
State rs Henry Christ, charged witii assaulting Catha
rine Shone. Declared guilty. The traverser had been in
ail 8 days.
Judge Stump.—"Kecphim in jail till' Monday morning,
Mr. Warden, turn him out then early; in time to go to
work; turn him out at cock-crow time."
The following cases were continued until next Satur
Y. Rosenthal, charged with assaulting Arena Steiger.
Lewis Frank, for assaulting George Jefferson.
Hugh McKinly, charged with exposing his person.
William Key hold, charged with drawing a pistol on
officer Abbott.
Frederick Smith, for resisting officer Ruarke.
James McComick, for assaulting a man unknown.
Bernard Owen, for assaulting Owen Cassida.v.
The Court adjourned till next Saturday morning at 11
Krebs, Judge. The Court was occupied on the following
case on Saturday:
Dewitt C. Israel rs. Maria Estelle Israel. Petition filed
for a divorce a vinculo matrimonii by complainant from
Defendant. R Gilmour, Jr., for Petitioner.
Margaret Ann Johnson, rs. Richard l>. Fenby et at,
Executors. Construction ofthe will of James Johnson,
deceased, heretofore reported. Opinion of Court deliver
ed. The Court decided that the two children of James
Johnson, named in the will, took absolute estates and
equal shares under the terms of the will with executory
devises over, and that the will did not create cross re
mainders between them.
T. P. Scott, for complainant. Wallis and Thomas for
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.—Hon. William L. Marshall,
Judge. The Court was engaged in the following cases
on Saturday:
John iiiusley rs. Hugh Humphreys. An action to re
cover the amount of a wager upon a horse race. The de
fendant being stakeholder, and the plaintiff contending
that the race was not a fair one. Verdict for plaintiff for
Assignment for to-day 87 to 152.
SUPERIOR COURT —Hon. Z. Collins Lee, Judge. The
Court was engaged in the following case on Saturday:
Elizabeth I'oiuler rs. John D. Ponder. Petition for di
vorce a vinculo matrimonii. Not concluded. Wallis and
Ila.vden for complainant; Nelson and Maulsly'for de
A?signment for to-day 376 to 397.
The Court was engaged iu the following business on Sat
David and Joseph Gamble vs. John Thompson Mason,
An action to recover hack, on an overcharge of duties.
Before reported. Verdicts for plaintiffs for $193 88. Camp
bell A: Carter for plaintiffs. Win. Meade Addison for de
Same vs. same. Verdict for plaintiffs for slßl.ll
Same vs. same. Verdict for plaintiffs for $342.66.
Same vs. same. Verdict for plaintiffs for $181.09.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY. —The Circuit Court is still
in session. Judge Brewer has resumed his place on
the Bench.
George W. Lizear, charged with murdering liis
wife, has been convicted of murder in the second
degree, and is awaiting sentence.
The case of the caveators of the will of the late
Thomas Watkius is now engaging the attention of
the Court, and promises to he warmly contested.
The amount involved is some fifteen thousand dol
The case of Thomas Canbv and wife against the
executors of the late Dr. Duvall has been compro
mised by confession of judgment in favor of plain
tiffs for $1,141.
The argument on the motion to set aside the ver
dict in the case of The United States rs. The Great
Falls Manufacturing Company, will be heard to
The Grand Jury were discharged on Wednesday
last, having made" forty-nine presentments.
HOWARD COUNTY. —From the Patapsco Enterprise
we have the following items :
Thanksgiving day was generally observed. The
churches were thinly attended, but social gather
ings were numerous. A great many persons were
The new iron bridge across the Patapsco, at ll
chester, is completed.
George .J. Bushman, a shoemaker from Balti
more, was arrested on Thursday last, charged with
setting fire to a wheat stack on the estate of Ex-
Gov. Ligon. About 300 bushels wheat were de
A band of musicians has been formed at Union
Factory, and uniformed.
"YVaverly," the residence of the late Governor
Howard, has been sold for $51.50 per acre to a gen
tleman from Baltimore.
OF CALIFORNIA. —It is believed that we can purchase
a right of way for a railroad to connect Texas and
New Orleans with Guyamas, on the Gulf of Califor
nia, via Chihuahua—a route which has many ear
nest advocates among Pacific Railroad men. A com
pany of capitalists, among whom are George Law
and Col. Samuel Colt, of pistol fame, have organi
zed for the purchase of property adjacent to the
proposed right of way, and Judge Ross is their
The Boston Recorder says: "We learn that Pro
fessor Huntington lias introduced a liturgy into the
college, which he reads to the exclusion of a sermon
in the afternoon service on the Sabbath. It consists
of an expurgated edition of the Episcopal Liturgy.
The Litanv is retained, except so much of it as con
tains the doctrine of the Trinity. That doctrine is
excluded from the book. Is not this a sign ?"
A new counterfeit five, on the Mechanics' Bank
of Burlington, New Jersey, made its appearance
a few days ago. It is very unlike the genuine,
although the bill is well executed. The vignette
is, steamboats; Washington ou the right; Clay on
the left.
Hon. Henry Redinger, died suddenly at his resi
dence, Sbepperdstown, Va., on Friday morning,
The second lecture of the Course of the Library
Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was
delivered on last Wednesday evening, by 18. 'l'eackle
: Wallis, Esq. Tbc subject of the lecture was, The
/ori< and uses of Speech, us indicating and affecting
j National Character. Language was treated as a
monument and a teacher—as a reflection ofthepeo-
I pie who use it, and as in its turn, influencing and
i fashioning the thoughts and sentiments of men.
| The history of a nation is to be learned far more
| accurately from tile monuments which it leaves be
| hind it, than from the books of its chroniclers.
' Language i 3 one of the most durable of such monu
ments, and is a far truer historian than the records
i which tnen make in its words. The fidelity with
j which language reflects national traits and charac-
I teristics was illustrated by the different words
which different nations had hit upon to express the
i idea of rivalry or competition in business. The
French, Spaniards, and Italians had borrowed from
| the Latin, the words concurrentia, concurrence, sig
| nifving running trith or alongside of each other.
That was their idea of competition. The Anglo
j Saxon, from the same Latin source, had selected
the word opposition, meaning to run not with or
I alongside of his rival, but against him. Attention
I was next called to what Dean Trench has styled
i "the morality in words"—the morality which they
! teach, as well as that which they represent,
j The natibnal tendency to hyperbole and exag
j geration was illustrated by numerous common ex
pressions in daily use ainoug us, which involve de
parture from the standard of truth. With individ
ual instauces of falsehood, hypocrisy and deception
the lecture* had no concern. ni3 endeavor was, he
said, to test and weigh the current coin of the whole
community, which all men give and all men take—
a debased currency, made standard by a demoralized
public opinion. As an illustration of this corruption
of language, and of that demoralization of thought
from which it proceeds. The popular phrase "ma
king capital," particularly "political capital," was
cited. The national tendency to run into extreme
opinions was next touched upon, and the Lecturer
here took occasion to refer to the congressional,
obituary speeches, and said it would be curious to
look at these documents for the last twenty years
and see bow large a number of "great men" and
"sages" we have lost, and how many voids there
have been in the National Councils that never could
be filled, but which, if we judge from the ovations
to new comers, were more than filled the next day.
The evil effect of all this was alluded to—the conse
quent confusion of right and wrong, truth and
falsehood, and the corruption of public taste by
lowering its standard of truth and virtue, and
teaching it to acqusece in what is known to be an
imposture. The evanescent and ephemeral character
of the literature most admired in our country was
commented upon, and reference made to the good
service which literary art was rendering abroad to
the cause of public morals, by illustrating and ex
posing social vices and follies, in works of well or
dered fiction.
Mr. Thackeray's novels were cited as the best illus
trations of ttiis kind of writing, and the wish was
expressed that an American Thackeray—born on
our own soil—knowing us well—knowing our faults
and loving us well in spite of them—might arise to
lay bare our national and social pretensions aud im
postures, and make us so ashamed of them, that we
should grow wiser and better. The want of a
Punch in our periodical literature—to laugh
at us, and scourge us, was also alluded to—
and the claims of satire and ridicule, to be consider
ed as part of the detective police of truth, asserted and
defended. The example and the history of the old
Republics were referred to, for our admonition md
our warning. The downfall of their freedom and
their greatness was preceded and occasioned by
just such vices and corruptions as we are now be
ginning to manifest —when in the spread of power,
and growth of empire, the swell and outbreak of
luxury and corruption debased the organs of pub
lic speech, and they in their turn, sent back upon
the people the tide of their own corruption. The
facility with which good men acquiesce in this
state of public demoralization, and the apathy
which they manifest with respect to any remedial
measures that may be proposed, were next advert
ed to, and gave occasion for a word or two of prac
tical suggestion and remonstrance in conclusion—
of remonstrance against the practice, which every
where prevails, of paying that homage to falsehood
ar.d vice which is due only to truth and virtue—of
of suggestion, to the effect, that the mere with
drawal of good men's countenance and support
would o' itself be death to folly and imposture.
The Rev. Dr. Coxe delivered, on Thursday even
ing last, at the Monument Assembly Rooms, corner
of Centre and St. Paul streets, the third lecture of
the course—on English Poetry—for the benefit of
the Church Home and Infirmary. His previous
lecture having been upon the subject of the Old
English Ballads, he occupied the attention of his
auditors, on this occasion, exclusively, with a criti
cal reading of the famous ballad of "Adam Bel,
Clym of the Cloughe, and Wyllyam of Clottdesle,"
prefaced by a few introductory remarks. This, be
said, was the finest specimen of English ballad poe
try extant. In the ballad of Chevy Chase there
were, perhaps, passages to be found of more stirring
interest, but in Adam Bel there were a greater va
riety of beautiful thoughts, and more happy and
natural illustrations of character. The oldest
printed copy of thi3 ballad was dated 1670,
but nothing further is known of its history
or origin. The bold and daring robbers, the story of
whose adventures it relates, must have lived iu the
green-wood of the north of England, in the reign
of Henry 2d. Bishop Percy in his "Reliques"
points out various allusions to this ballad, made by
different authors, among whom he mentions Shak
speare, who seems to refer to Adam Bel, in Aluch-
Ado-About-Xuthing, and also in Rotneo and Juliet.
The lecturer then read the entire ballad, explaining,
as he proceeded, its quaint and obsolete expressions.
The subject of the fourth lecture to be delivered at
the same place on Thursday evening next, was an
nounced to be " Chancer and his times."
THE CARS-HERUAN TREATY. —The treaty negotiated
between General Cass and Senor Herran, for the
settlement of the questions growing out of the Pan
ama outrage, says the Washington correspondent of
the Philadelphia North American, will be submitted
to the Senate for ratification, in the form in which it
was amended by New Granada. The Minister ad
dressed an explanatory letter to the Government,
which relieves the modifications of their objectiona
ble features; and mean time New Granada has agreed
to suspend the collection of the onerous tolls claimed
to he imposed on the mail and other matter passing
over the Isthmus. In fact, the officers of our squad
ron have been instructed, in the last resort, to
resist these levies by force, should they be at
tempted. So that the New Granada dfliculty, which
has first and last so much exercised the public mind,
may bo regarded as definitely settled, and the Presi
dent will inform the country of that fact in his an
nual message.
MARYLAND COAL TRADE. —For the week ending
Saturday, November 20, 6,040.11 tons of coal
were shipped over the Cumberland and Pennsyl
vania Railroad, 4,047.11 tons over the road of the
George's Creek Coal and Iron Company, 5.312.19
over the road of the Cumberland Coal and Iron
Company, and 1,432.11 tons over the Hampshire
Coal ami Iron Company's road, making an ag
gregate for the week l'rom the whole coal region of
17,433.12 tons.
Total shipments for the year from the entire re
gion 601,071.00 tons.
During the week ending November 23, 77 boats
cleared this port carrying 9,224.15 tons of coal.
During the season 2,250 eatial boats cleared this
port, carrying 254,111.07 tons of coal.
Daniel L. Schenck, late of Marlboro, Monmouth
county, N. J., has bequeathed to the Theological
Seminary of New Brunswick, the sum of $8,000;
and to the Classisoi Holland, in the State of Michi
gan, SI, OOO, for the support of indigent churches
in its bounds.
The St. Louis Democrat says, a first class Nation
al Democratic journal, is to be started in that city
on the first of December. It is to be called the
" Times," is to be weekly at first, and afterward
daily, and will sustain " the administration."
Hon. Anson Smytlie, State School Commissioner
of Ohio, lias made a contract with the Appletons,
of New York, for 95,000 volumes for the State Li
brary, at a discount of 40 per cent, on the retail
The Hibernia Engine Company, of Philadelphia,
stopped at Newark, N. J., on Friday night, on their
way home from New Y'ork, and the firemen received
them with a torchlight procession, and after the pa
rade a sumptuous collation.
On Thursday evening last conversation was car
ried on by the telegraphic operators in the New
Y'ork, Washington, Mobile and New Orleans offices.
There was a complete circuit between Wall street
and the St. Charles Hotel—l,7oo miles.
The Masonic Temple at Chicago has passed into
tiie hands of mortgagees. It was built by the issue
of stockshares, and the original proprietors are
said to have lost heavilv.
The people of Buffalo have voted in favor of the
proposition to grant the aid of the city to an inter
national bridge across the Niagara river, to the ex
tent of $50,000 per annum, which is the interest lia
bility on the cost of the project—s2,soo,ooo.
The'olficers of the uniformed volunteer companies
of North Carolina, will meet at Raleigh on the first
Monday in December, to devise means for securing
greater attention to military matters by the young
men of the State.
Hon. J. YY r . Crisfield occupies several columns of
the last issue ofthe Somerset Union, in urging upon
the people of that county the speedy construction
of the proposed railroad to connect the Delaware
Railroad with Saner's Cove aud Norfolk.
The Natchez Free Trader places the name of Hon.
Albert Gallatinc Brown, of Mississippi, at the head
of its columns as the Democratic candidate for the
Presidency iu 1860.
The Norfolk Herald savs that worthless notes
on the Bank of Wilmington are in circulation.—
The engraving is genuine, but the signatures are
miserable counterfeits. They have been put off'on
Norfolk merchants.
John Brobst, over 80 years of age and miserably
poor, living in the glades, Allegany Co., has been
shown to be the real owner of lands in the Penn
sylvania mineral region, valued hv the million.
The Pennsylvania Inquirer says there are twentv
lotteries in tne United States, and fifteen of them
are in this State.
The New Jersey State Prison is full to overflow
ing. There are nearly two convicts to each cell,
and the Courts are sending more.
The Canard steamer Africa arrived at Netv York
on Friday morning, bringing dates to the Pith.
The Indian Empire, three weeks out, from New
York to Gal way, had not been heard of at Liver
She was three weeks from New York, but as she
put into Halifax for some slight repairs and coal,
and did not leave port until late on the evening of
October 29th, she bad been out but a little over 12
days when the Africa left.
The submarine telegraph cable between Dover
and Calais had been repaired, ar.d was again in
working order.
A deputation of official gentlemen from the Brit
ish North American provinces, including members
of the Government of Canada, New Brunswick,
and Nova Scotia, had had an official interview with
Sir E. Bulwer Lytton, the Colonial Secretary.
Meetings in aid of the new Reform movement
continued to be held in various parts of England.
The American consul at Bremen had received
from the United States, and presented to the party
for whom it was intended, a handsome silver sneak
ing trumpet, bearing the following inscription:
"The President of the United States to Captain
Wilmsen, of the Bremen bark Laura, for his
humane, zealous, and successful efforts in rescuing
one of the passengers and two of the crew of the
steamer Central America, from the perils of the
sea, 1858."
The cotton factory of Messrs. George Grant &
Sons, Glasgow, had been partially destroyed by fire.
Loss estimated at £70,000.
The London Gazette contains an order empower
ing the Prince of Wales to exercise all the the priv
ileges of a Knight Companion of the Garter, in as
full a manner as if he had been formallv installed.
The London correspondent of I.e Nord says that
the English Government has resolved to authorize
the engagement of laborers for the French colo
nies among the coolies of India.
The steamer Teviot, with the Austrian mails (al
ready telegraphed) and £170,640 in gold, arrived
at Southampton on the 12th.
Mr. Whitehouse again writes to the Atlantic
Telegraph Company and after asserting that experi
ment has shown the falacy of former tests, and re
iterating his belief that the fault is near the shore,
he savs:
"I turn now with pleasure to recount to the di
rectors an incident which I have learned since my
arrival at Valentia, and which, I doubt not, they
will learn with equal gratification. Shortly after
the repairs had been effected, to which allusion has
already been made, and when the cable was in its
most perfect working order, the superintendent at
Newfoundland, where all the official messages of
the day had been worked off*, gave permission, in
order to keep the clerks employed, for the exchange
of conversational intercourse between Newfound
land and Valentia for a time. Freed thus from the
fear of any responsibility attaching to errors from
carelessness or haste, the clerks on dutv manipula
ted at a higher speed thau had ever before been at
tained, Newfoundland using my instruments and
inducting coils for transmission, while Valentia re
ceived the signals on Thomson's galvanometer, aud
recorded by finger key upon paper; the station
clock marked the time upon the paper in hours,
half-hours, as well as minutes, so that there can
be no error in the computation of speed. I have
carefully examined the record then made. The
signals are perfect, and the rate at which for a
length of time that conversation was kept up in
words at full length, was such (if that speed alone
could be maintained, and I am confident it can even
be increased) as would enable the directors, after
the payment of all working expenses, to declare a
dividend at the rate often per cent, per annum upon
the present capital while laying aside, within
twelve months, a reserve 0f£50,000. This compu
tation is made for the six working days only, al
lowing a margin of four lir.urs per diem for una
voidable delays and interruptions.
"These facts and these figures, together with the
calculations upon which they are based, I am pre
pared at any time to submit and to substantiate be
fore the directors and shareholders, and this is the
condition to which 1 still believe the cable admits
of being again safely and easily restored at an early
The Hughes printing telegraph lias been tried
with the utmost success on the Australian and
Tasinanian cable now ready for shipment from Eng
land. The machines are to go out with, and to be
used on the line.
Prince Alfred, as midshipman on board the Eury
alus, had arrived at Lisbon anil would visit the
King of Portugal.
The British Government are about to reorganize
the German Legion at the Cape of Good Hope, and
raise it to an effective force of 10,000 men for active
service in India.
In the London Watch ma u is the announcement of
the death of tiie Rev. John Hicking, "the oldest
Methodist preacher in the world, and last survivor
ofthe 'Helpers'of John Wesley." He died on the
9th of November, and it is said of him :
lie was in the 71st year of his ministry, and would
have been 93 years old, had he lived only three
weeks longer. With him has died the last of that
noble body of men sent, out to preach by the late
Rev. John Wesley. His last public service he con
ducted at Birmingham, a fortnight since, when he
lectured on "Early Methodism." At the time of
his death large handbills were announcing him to
conduct six services in this circuit and Kingswood,
near Bristol, lie has conducted on the average 150
special public services a year, during the last three
years; and collected many hundred pounds for our
chapels and other funds.
It is understood that the next Deputy-Governor
of the Bank of England will be Mr. Alfred Latham,
ofthe lirm of Arbuthnot, Latham it Co. The suc
cessor of Mr. Sheffield X'eave as Governor will he
Mr. Bonamy Dobree, the present Deputy-Governor.
The election takes place in April.
The London Times ofthe 12th states, in regard to
the arrival of gold, that the Lincolnshire, with
£422,448 from Australia, is still oft' the coast, and
her gold will not come to hand for some days. The
following are the gold ships known to bo on their
way to England; The Agincourt, 110 days out,
with £283,120; Dover Castle, 75 days out, with
£338.900; Marco Polo, with £187,524, 44 days out;
and the Teviot steamer with the £169,500 (brought
by the European to Suez), which is daily expected.
The Paris correspondent of the Independence
Beige says the question of a reduction of the French
army to the extent of one hundred thousand men is
under serious consideration.
It is announced that a commission, composed of
three persons, appointed by the Minister of Algeria
and the Colonies, i 3 about to set out for the coast of
Africa to examine on the spot th e question of immi
The last despatches received from China an
nounce that Admiral Rigault, after having taken
possession of the establishment at Turane, had
immediately marched on the city of Hue, the cap
ital of Cocuin China, and of the entire empire of
Annam. Details of the taking of Turane show
that the gunboats destroyed five forts in half an
hour. Turane had been declared French terri
T'he Paris correspondent of the London Ilcrald
says: "It is reported that the Juge d' Instruction
appointed to examine the charge against M. de
Montalembert, has decided that the incriminated
article does not bear out the accusation against its
author, and that he will consequently issue an or
doanancedc non loan -i. e., a declaration that there
are not sufficient grounds to prosecute. [This report
is mentioned by no other authority.]
LATEST. —Paris despatches of the 12th state that
Montaiembert's trial had been fixed for the 17th.
The public were not to be admitted, and no report
would be allowed to he published. Only the judg
ment will appear in the French papers.
The Paris correspondent of the London Globe says
that Gal way is about to be adopted by France as
the outlet of her postal communication with North
America, and that the Lever line will succeed in
getting a large subsidy from the Emperor—the pro
jected Havre line having withdrawn in favor ofthe
Galway enterprise.
The returns of the Bank of France for the month
show a decrease in the cash in hand in Paris of 13,-
300,000 francs, and in the branch banks of 9,600.000
francs. The discounts had increased 17,500,000. —
The Bourse was buoyant on the 12th, and the three
per-cents advanced to 74 25 for money.
The Count de Guyon, general commanding the
French troops at Rome, on Saturday presented to
the Pope the officers of the 20th battalion of the
Foot Chasseurs, who had recently arrived at Rome.
His Holiness received them iu his private library
and spoke to them all in the most courteous
The Paris correspondent of the Independence Beige
says the question of a reduction of the French army,
to the extent of one hundred thousand men, is under
serious consideration.
It i 3 announced that a commission, composed of
three persons, appoipted by the Minister of Algeria
and the Colonies, is about to set out for the coast of
Africa, to examine on the spot the question of immi
The King's speech at the opening of the Legisla
ture was very congratulatory as to the affairs of the
country. The national treasury was in a satisfac
tory state, and exhibited a surplus. Among the
measures of reform promised is a law securing a
more efficacious copyright in literary and artistic
works, anil a vote towards establishing additional
primary schools.
The London Timer says in its city article: "Ac
cording to a statement received from Madrid the
Spanish Government seem likely to order their fleet
at Cuba to proceed at once to demand satisfaction
from Mexico on the matter indispu'e between these
two countries. Probably the countenance of the
French Government, who are likewise reported to
to have sent additional ships-of-war to that point,
is relied upon in this movement, while it is also
known that England has serious demands to urge,
which will cause her to insist upon redress at least
equal to that which may be accorded in other
A telegram from Madrid states that a Spanish
fleet, consisting of eight steamers, sailed from Ca
diz on the 10th for Tangiers. It is added that the
fleet has orders, after presenting the demand of the
Spanish Government upon Morocco, to scour the
coast of Africa and destroy all vessels manned by
the Riff Moors, which maybe found without regu
lar papers, and treat them as pirates.
The Paris correspondent of the London Timer
writes on the 12th :
"Accounts from Cadiz inform us that the follow
ing preparations have been made at the port to re
inforce the Spanish garrison in the island of Cuba.
On the 17 th of October the sailing frigate Ferrolana,
of 30 guns, and the corvette Isabel Segunda, of 20
guns, sailed for the Havana, having on board 30
officers and 540 infantry. On the 22d of October the
sailing frigate Perla, fitted up as a transport, and
armed with six guns, sailed for the same destination
with 450 infantry. There remains in the roads
ready to sail at any moment the screw frigate Pot
ronita, the paddle-wheel steamer Isabella la Cato
lica, and the transport corvette Marigalante.—
There are 1,080 infantry and 500 marines to be em
barked on board these three ships. These will com
plete the expedition to a force of 2,100 infantry and
500 marines."
An opinion prevailed in Naples that the ports of
that kingdom would shortly be open for the free
importation of corn, the crops having proved rather
a failure, and prices being on the rise.
The Chamberlain Yon Levitzan had been appoint
ed Minister for the Duchy of Holstein, and the
Duke Charles of Glucksburg has been reinstated in
the office of General of the Danish army.
It is announced, as an event without a precedent
in Hamburg, that the Hainmonia Life Insurance
Company had, before the usual Court, declared it
self insolvent. Its liabilities w;ere for 86,000 marks
banco for policies already fallen due; 15,000 for
current policies in Hamburg, and 1,1 00,000 to
persons insured residing abroad. It is added that
the underwriters of Hamburg have sutiered un
precedented losses recently by disasters at sea, and
Before th# losses arising from the Austria and -
Hudson have had time to he finally settled, intel
licence has just been received of the total loss ol
the Hamburg bark Francisca, Captain 1 ledemanj
from this port to the Prince do Joinville s Germai
colony of Ifonna Franeisca, in South iiiazil, with
emigrants, only three of the latter having beei|
drowned. , j
The Maritime Assurance Company of lso* nal
suffered such severe losses of late that they 11 s'C
on the point of winding up their affairs and liqup
The St. Petersburg Northern Hee publishes ai
account of the re-establishment of the relation!
between the Russians and Chinese, on the 20th o
Augtast, at Schongoutschken Kouldga, in esteri
China, and tlie solemn inauguration of the cousu
1a r factory.
The quantity of tallow exported was 112,u0t
A rumor was circulating in Italy to the effect
that the Kmperor of Russia, in order to make bis
maritime position at Villa Franca more effectual)
desired to purchase the principality of Monaco,
whicli is almost close to it. It was believed thai
a large offer would not be refused by the Prince ol
Monaco. ,
The Russian ambassador to Japan had arrived a(
Marseilles with an advantageous treaty which he
had succeeded in negotiating.
The Emperor Alexander had addressed the no
bility of Moscow in grave and severe terms on the
apathy they have displayed in reference to the abo
lition of serfdom.
A deputation of the nobility of Moscow having
been introduced to the Czar, in the Kremlin, he
said it was impossible to thank them for their co
operation. They had neither been the first, noi
the second, nor the third, to answer to his appeal
This had grieved him profoundly. The eyes o,
Russia were, be said, fixed on Moscow. He askec
them to give him the opportunity of defending them,
"1 am," he said, "attached to the nobility, but J
desire tbe general good."
A letter from St Petersburg says it is evident
that the nobility silently oppose the wisties of the
Emperor. The people of Russia have an unbound
ed confidence in the Czar. This alone prevents 8
terrible outbreak.
The Russian Gazette of St. Petersburg, of Octo
ber 20, gives an account of the election of munici
pal councillors by the inhabitants of two villages in
the supurbs of St. Petersburg. These inhabitants
had been attached to the glebe, as serfs of the Admi
ralty, since Peter the Great's time, and were forced
to work as carpenters. The Emperor Alexander
11., by a ukase published in the month of March
this year, enfranchised them, giving them the power
of becoming citizens of the capital itself, or o
forming a distinct community apart. The num
ber of these freedmen amounts to 3,435 persons of
both sexes.
ST. PETERSBURG, NOV. 3. —lt is now certain that a
society of foreign (especially Dutch) capitalists has
actually offered to construct a railway from the Cas
pian Sea to the very borders of India. The minutes
of this grand plan have not yet transpired. Should
it ever be realized, it is believed here, bv dilettanti
politicians, the possession of India by tne English
would be in the highest degree endangered. This,
however, refers to a —in every case -distant future.
The present question is how the idea could at ail
have been conceived, at a time when neither Kho
rassan nor Central Tartary obeys the Russian sway.
Or are they, perhaps, similar to what was the case
with the A moor provinces, already Russian without
the world knowing anything about it? All we aro
able to say is that Khorassan even now is being
scoured by a numerous Russian expedition, and that
High Tartary has not yet ceased to be the scene of
a rebellion against the Chinese government.
f Tur>v (.Vbe. Hj corresjmndencf of thf London AVwj.]
The Marquis Sauli, Sardinian Minister at St. Pe
tersburg, a man of considerable learning and a
friend of liberal principles, is at present here. Ha
affirms without hesitation that duringthe two years
of Alexander's reign Russia had been enabled not
only to congratulate herself on the the commence
ment of the emancipation of the serfs, but on a gen
eral progress and reform in everything. He says, in
deed, that the moral status of the Russians has under
gone a profound alteration, and could now scarcely
be recognized for what it used to be; and this im
provement has been effected notwithstanding that
all the official posts of any consequence, and all the
most coveted dignities of the State, remain still in
the bands of the creatures of Nicholas, who, during
his reign of twenty years, did nothing else than to
stamp his own inexorable will upon everything and
mould all men to his own shape.
The Marquis Sauli has now apprised the Minister
of the speedy arrival in Piedmont of the Grand
Duke Constantine, whose resentment against Aus
tria is expressed upon every occasion in phrases of
a soldierly frankness and energy.
BKRTUX, NOV. 11. —The Cabinet Militaire is sup
pressed. Russia has ceased to have a military plen
ipotentiary at the court of Sweden.
On the fith the Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna
presented in person to the Emperor an address from
the Ecclesiastical Council of Austria. His Majesty,
in his reply, said that by means of the concordat he
had removed the impediments which prevented
the development of the beneficial agency of the
church, in full confidence that the bishops would
make use of the rights granted to them with zeal
and with care. Every sign which was given of his
expectations being fulfilled gave him true pleasure,
and, therefore, said the Emperor, "1 am well
pleased to learn that you are intent on giving a firm
and properly considered basis to the development of
great activitv in th%rhurch."
The telegraphic cable between the Isle of Crete
and Egypt is now being laid.
The inhabitants of Volo, (Thessaly) exasperated
by the exactions of the Turks, have claimed the pro
tection of the foreign consuls.
It is said that the English Consul at Rhodes has
taken down his flag, in consequence of insults of
which he was the object.
A telegram from Beyrout announces that a gen
eral agitation was reigning in Asiatic Turkey. In
surrections had taken place at several places, and
Oroer Pasha was'maintaining himself at Bagdad
with difiicultv.
The tribes living between Tripoli and Aleppo had
revolted. The communication was interrupted be
tween the iiibanus and Tripoli, and between Alex
andretta and Aleppo.
The garrison of Beyrout had been sent against
the insurgents.
The disorder in the Libanus had been appeased by
the Bishop.
The Calcutta mails of October 9th reached Lon
don on the night of the 12th, but would scarcely ar
rive in Liverpool in time for the Africa.
The regular campaign was to commence in the
last week of October. Lord Clvde had gone to
Lucknow, which will be the lieadquartes, and the
Governor General was about to follow him. The
flying columns had been in active service, and Tau
tia Topee had been routed at Boorah by Gen.
Mitchell, without any loss to the victors, Tautia
lost 39 pieces of artillery. Several other actions
had been gained by the "English forces, and the
rebels had lost about 1700 men and several chiefs.
As soon as Lord Elgin had arranged the tariff'at
Shanghae he would proceed to Hong Kong with a
view of coming to some understanding with the au
At Canton there was no appearance of a resump
tion of business.
Teas were firm. A large business had been done
at Shanghae in greens, for American account, at
full prices.
Cholera was carrying off a great number of peo
ple in Japan. Its first appearance was said to have
been alter the arrival of an American man-of-war,
on board of which a case had occurred. The cir
cumstances had prejudiced the Japanese against
foreigners. They supposed their wells had been
The following items are taken from the St. Louis
CHINA. —By the arrival of the ship Sea Nvraph
at San Francisco, October 25th, dates from lion''
Kong to August 28, are at hand.
The papers received by this arrival express
doubts as to the intention of the Chinese Govern
ment of keeping the treaty lately made at Tien
tsin. The Hong Kong AVcvs says that every prepa
ration was being made by the Chinese for the re
sumption oftrade. The merchants were opening
their establishments, and the linguists had received
instructions to facilitate the discharge of ships
waiting at Whampoa.
The San Francisco Herald of October 16th. after
speaking of the doubts as to the intention of the
Chinese Government to abide by the treaty with
England, and giving the particulars of an attack on
Mamtow, says:
China is an Empire of vast extent, and it requires
a long time to communicate orders from the capi
tal to the officials of small towns. At Mantow.it
is uncertain whether they heard a treaty had heen
signed, and they were without instructions from
Pekin as to the manner Europeans were to be treat
ed. Seeing a party approach the citv, thev were
resisted as enemies, and driven back. 'The English
retaliated, and the ailair, after some explanation
with Hawang, will be settled and forgotten. The
Home Government is certain to ratify the treaty,
and notwithstanding the fears of the colonial jour
nals, its provisions will be enforced. The Chinese
must fulfill their pai tof the agreement. The civi
lized parties to it having the power, will enforce
compliance, if necessary.
The news from the New Zealand gold field is
cheering, and new gold discoveries in New South
Wales are constantly announced. In 1856 the yiqld
was 45,190 ounces, while for the first six months of
1858 it has been 105,397 ounces.
The lime-burners at Gregory have discovered
the bones of a human being, imbedded in the lime
stone of the quarry. The remains are in a seini
petrified state, and were found live feet below the
surface. Doubtless the skeleton is that of an abor
iginal. l)r. Buckland and other distinguished
geologists have noticed the absence of humau bones
amongst the fossil remains discovered on our
The Americans in Melbourne, celebrated the
Fourth of July by a dinner at the Criterion Hotel.
The room was tastefully decorated for the occasion,
by flags, silver stars, wreaths, national emblems,
likenesses of Washington, Clav, and Webster, a
lac-simile of the original Declaration, copies of the
Constitution, and Washington's farewell speech,
J. M. Tarleton, Esq., United States Consul, pre
sided, supported on the right and left by Mr. Hail.
Mr. Lord, the Rev. It. Bowman, the l'ortuguese,
Russian, French, Swiss, Sardinian, Algerinc, and
other consuls. There were, besides, about one hun
dred and thirty gentlemen present. Mr. Lord read
the Declaration of Independence, prefacing it bv
an eloquent historical speech. Mr. Hall delivered
the annual "oration" in celebration of the day.
The remainder of the evening was spent in the
usual manner, speeches, songs, and rosy wine keep
in" everv one well engaged till an early hour in the
THE SEHIXOI.ES. —The AYE of the Gulf, of the 20th,
savs: Dr. Barron, light-house keeper at Cape
Florida, now on a visit to this city, states that
eighty Seminole Indians have visited the Miami
since "the first appearance there of Tiger Tail and
party, within two months. Dr. Barron is of the
opinion tliat there are at least one hundred and
twenty or one hundred and thirty Indians now in
Florida, and says they are in command of the east
ern coast, and are likely to become a set of pirates,
should a vessel be stranded on the coast away from
the assistance of the whites.
The Centennial celebration at Pittsburg went oil'
in the finest style. Large numbers were present
from Ohio and" Virginia. Soldiers of the Revolution
and 1812, Odd Fellows, Firemen, American Prot
estant Associations, Catholics, Miners, Merchants
Masons—all classes were represented in the proces
sion. The speaking took place in the Depot, ou the
site of old Fort Iluquesne.
At the last meeting of the Royal Polytechnic
College of Falmouth, England, Mr. Thomas Silver,
of Philadelphia, was awarded their highest medal
for the invention and successful application of his
marine engine governor to sea-going steamers.

xml | txt