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VOL. IT-NO. 245.
Committee of Arbitration for >h'. month of November.
vttonctarn anil (Commercial *lciricto.
BALTIMOUE, December 4. 1S"8.
The operations at the Stock Board to-day were
comparatively light, and for the principal securi
ties the market was rather heavy. Northern Cen
tral Railway fell ofV % to }£, and Baltimore and
Ohio sold at a decline of to % on the price last
obtained for it. The sales of Baltimore and Ohio
included 275 shares at cash, and SSG%
buyer's option GO days, and of Northern Central
there were 014 shares sold at $22%@22% buyer's
option GO days; seller's option GO days:
and $22% cash, the closing sales being made at the
latter figures. Baltimore and Ohio closed at $50)2
bid, $36% asked, and Northern Central at $22%
bid, $22% asked regular way. There was nothing
done in State or city G'g, and but little in Railroad
bonds. The sales of the latter include $2,000 Bal
timore and Ohio 1885's at 85 buyer GO days, and
$1,500 Northern Central 1885's at 73% cash. State
and city C's were steady at the previous rates. The
only sale of Bank stock made at the Board was one
of 25 shares Franklin at sll%.
The New York Evening l J o*t of Saturday says:
The stock market is again heavy to-dav in the contin
ued absence of outside orders. The decline \va slight
on all descriptions. New York Central was the leading
stock to dav. the sales reaching 3 700 shares, closing at
Hudson River was in favor and rose to 83#.
Illinois Central securities were dull hat unchanged in
price. New Jersey Central Ist mortgage brought par.
Pennsylvania Coal advanced 1 percent.
Erie was dull at 17#. Reading is # percent, lower.
The Western Roads were sparingly offered, and
were steady at about the prices of yesterday's second
Th- bonds of the Erie Road continue to advance. The
Sinking Funds of 1875 brought 48; the Thirds, (55.
Bank stocks are stiffly held. State bonds were a shade
easier. Missouri sixes sold atß9#.
The Money market has been very easy this week. The
banking movement has been uniform, and from present
indications the returns now making up will show a rise in
specie, notwithstanding the shipment of about a million
to the south. The banks have gained about $350,000 from
the Sub-Treasury and the greater part of the California r<-
ceipts. They are also strengthened by the calling in of a
portion of their Boston, Philadelphia and Ballifuore bal
ances. which cities are debtors.
The demand for money from the brokers has been light,
the condition of the stock market offering but little induce
inent for extensive operations The ruling rates arc 3#(sj
4 per cent, per annum. Occasional loans are effected as
low as 3 per cent. In discounts there is no change that
calls for notice.
Exchange on London closed firm but quiet. Sterling
bills 109#aT09#, francs 5 17# (a 5.13#. The City of Bal
timore, from this port to day, took $127,500 in specie.
COTTON. —Our markets are in rather a quiescent state
just now waiting for the next Liverpool news The ad
vance brought by the "Europa" was anticipated here and
lias been generally responded to in the Southern market*,
but from the easier feeling which i* showing itself, it is
apparent that favorable advices will be needed to maintain
the improvements, and any falling back in Liverpool will
have a corresponding effect here. The "Persia" will
bring replies to a decline of % to #c. in the Gulf ports and
#c. in this market—so that her news will probably not be
very stimulating when received.
Business on English account has not yet fairly com
menced at the South, there being comparatively few dis
cretionary orders s nt out yet, and the bulk of the limited
orders cannot be touched at present, owing to their low
limits. Any material decline from present rates, however,
would bring in a number of limited orders, and cotton
would begin to move more freely.
The Time* of Saturday says:
There is increased ease in Money to the Stock Brokers at
3# a4 per cent per annum. In discounts we hear of
nothing new. Most of the sound paper within IK) days at
4 months is taken up at Bank, while longer dates find out
side buyers at 5776 per cent, for strictly choice, and 7 per
cent, for fair. The Southern and Southwestern Bank
balances arc accumulating, and as Exchange on England
and New York has improved at New Orleans and the
Specie reserve at that point has gone up to $14,426,314.
the requisitions upon New York for gold are falling off
The remittances to that quarter the present week will
scarcely reach a million of dollars.
The following is a comparative statement of the
Imports of Foreign Dry Goods at New York
for the week, and since Jan. 1 :
For the week. 1856. 1857. 1853.
Entered at the Port.. $1,549.365 $544,506 $1.363.280
Thrown on market... 1,130,548 224,673 1,368,260
Since Jan 1.
Entered at the Port. .$87,886,802 $88,629,537 $55,670,920
Thrown on market... 86.618,710 80,197,524 63,497,755
BER, 1858.—Ti.e Custom-House returns of the foreign
trade at the port of New York, for the month of Novem
ber, were completed this afternoon. They present the
Import entries of the luonth as follows:
Dutiable goods, consumption direct $7,350,322
Dutiable goods, warehoused 1,725,318
Free goods 1.425.520
Total entered $10,501,161!
Against November, 1857 10.390,157
Increase in November, 1858 $211,003
The amount of goods of the previous importation, with
drawn from the bunded warehouse, is $2,124,655. There
were also entered, during the month, foreign gold and
•iI ver of the value of $90,466; same month last year the
foreign specie entered was $3,027,803.
The exports for the month of November from the port
of New York were :
In domestic produce $3.481.654
Foreign re-exported 383,9.81
Gold and silver 471.970
Total $4,337,605
Against November, 1857:
In produce $5,245,599
Foreign re-exported 1.580,883
Specie. 3,239.231-$10,065.713 j
Decrease of all exports in November. 1858 $5,728,108
We understand that the connection between the New
Jersey Central and Lehigh Valley Roads and the Pennsyl
vania Roads, will be made in the course of January next
by the completion of the link between the Lehigh Valley
and the Reading Road, the connection between the latter
and Pennsylvania Central being already made.
The Erie Canal navigation has practically closed, and
freights are alreadv transferred along the line from the
boats to the New York Central cars. The river naviga
tion is also uncertain, and the Hudson River Road has
better employment for its freight cars, besides nearly mo
nopolizing the passenger trade between this and Albany.
The Road, in November, earned $137,094, again*t $121,282
same month last year, and operated the line for $14,443
less; making a gain of $30,255 in the net profits of the j
OHIO FINANCES— FiscaI Year ending November 15M,
General Revenue $647,899 91
Canal Fund 389,880 90
Sinking Fund 740.055 66
S'.ate Common School Fund 1.213,097 14
Temporary Loan 704,657 54
Sinking Fund Commissioners, undrawn inte
rest and other items 57.362 52
Section sixteen, irreducible 65.455 30
Canal, turnpike, and railroad dividends .... 25.539 47
Surplus revenue, principal 10.261 78
44 44 interest 10,371 40
National Road 6,105 00
Section Twenty-nine, irreducible 2.904 22
Virginia Military School Fund, iireducible.. 2.715 09
Land sold by Fund Commissioners 1.392 32
Western Reserve School Fund, irreducible.. 588 22
Ohio Railroad Company 300 00
District School Library Fund 39 72
Total $3,878,626 29
General Revenue 917.845 67
Canal Fund 383.007 08
State Common School 1,196,942 45
Interest on foreign debt 967.389 78
14 domestic debt 16.757 55
44 section sixteen 110,499 95
44 Virginia military school fund.... 12,096 53
44 Western Reserve 4 * * 4 .... 15.310 92
44 section twenty-nine 3.721 55
44 United States military fund 7.216 32
44 Moravian school fund 189 63
Principal on foreign debt 12,004 00
Expenses of Sinking Fund Commissioners
and exchange 9,323 72
Ohio University fund 170 76
District School Library fund 31 44
Total $3,652,507 35
Balance in Treasury, Nov. 15,1858 $226,118 94
The Philadelphia Ledger of Saturday says:
The anthracite coal trade is drawing near its* close- at
least so far as water communication is concerned. The
canals will probably close in the course of another week, j
The business of the several lines connecting with the Le
high and Schuylkill regions, compare as follows for the
week and season with corresponding time last year:
The Schuylkill Canal brought down for the week end
ing on Thursday last 36,830 tons. 8,819 tons increase on
corresponding week last year, making the tonnage for the
season 1,263,062 tons, 28.465 tons increase on tonnage to
corresponding time last year. The Reading Railroad
brought down for the week ending on Thursday 43.772
tons, a decrease of 3,393 tons on the tonnage of corres
ponding week last year. The tonnage from the first of
November, 1857, to Thursday, is 1.557 tons, a decrease of
175,466 tons as compared with last year.
The Lehigh Navigation shipped for the week ending on
Saturday la-t 26.211 tons, being an increase of 6,694 tons
on the business of corresponding week last year, and
swells the tonnage for the season to 886,327 tons, within
4,432 tons of what it was to the same time last year.
The Lehigh Valley Railroad brought down for the week
13.157 tons, being an increase of 5,297 tons on the tonnage
of corresponding week last year, and for the year 466.384
t0n5—50.246 tons more than to the same time la-t year.—
The production for the year by the four lines named is
4,172 932 tons, being only 101,182 tons less than was
brought down to the same time last year by the same
A correspondent writes to the St. Louis Anzciger
des Westens :
"FRANKFORT--OX THE-MAIN, November 4.—The German
American Railroad war entered into anew phase on the
2d of November. Three million dollars worth of Ameri
can securities were represented at the general meeting of
holders of American bonds. Mr. Koster, of Frankfort, is
the QuartermasterGener.il. New York and Erie is de
nounccd as uii t'.y of further leniency, and a commis
sioner. Accom 'iii-d by several secretaries, is to proceed to
America to bring the matter before the courts.
t4 The General Treasury at Frankfort, organized for the
purpose of giving effectiveness to the movement, is strong,
and hopes of ultimately securing tle greater portion of the
amount invested are generally entertained."
The Cincinnati Ing uirer of Thursday says :
Application was made by Messrs. Stanberry, Ewlng A
McLean, counsel for James Winslow, trustee of the first
and second mortgage bondholders, in the United States
Circuit Court yesterday, to foreclose the mortgages anil
sell the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad, and a bill
yvas filed for the appointment of a Receiver.
The Cincinnati and Chicago Railroad is completed 78
miles from Richmond to Logansport. and a force of some
three hundred men are at work between Logansport and
Valparaiso, and have graded and ready for the iron some
twenty miles. When c mpleted to the latter point, they
will have a line some forty miles shorter to Chicago than
any now in use by using a portion of the Pittsburg. Fort
Wayne and Chicago, from Valparaiso to Chicago, and the
Cincinnati. Hamilton and Dayton and Eaton ami Hamilton
from Cincinnati to Richmond. The iron for Die sixty-four
iniles (Logansport to Valparaiso) is purchased, and a por
tion of it has already arrived in New York.
The Gazette says : Some time in January, or nt au ear
lier period, there will a Convention of railroad men at
Memphis, to devise some plan and select some route, to IK.*
presented to Congress, for the connection of the Mississip
pi and the Pacific. The companies east of the Mississippi
are deeply interested in the subjects that will come b-fore
the Convention, and all are expected and desired to he
represented. Memphis is directly and immediately inter
ested in the Memphis, El Paso and Pacific Road.
Brownlow's Whig says: During the past week a meet
ing held at Chattanooga, of a number of the principal
men of the different roads, between New Orleans and
New York, connecting with the grand chain through
this city, agreed upon a tariff of charges for
Through Tickets and Freights. The different roads, were
ably represented, and the proceedings marked by harmo
ny and courtesy.
The proceedings of the Convention, as soon as prepared
by the Secretary, will he published. Through the polite
ness of a delegate we are furnished in advance with the
following adopted rates for through Tickets for passengers
from Chattanooga to
New York $31.00
Philadelphia 29.00
Baltimore 27.00
Washington "... 26J0
Richmond 22.85
Petersburg * *>2 85
N orfo 1 k • i"1! .25
SATCRD ATi December 4, 1858.
S2OOO B.&O.RR.bds-85 ; 300 shs. N.C.RR. 60. .22^
175 " B toRR •• 5 ~6*
" cash -- 59 *
* UB beO..22JL 75 " b6o..sfij(
MII-N T\ \ IT \r T7YPTT * Y^TI
1 |.-1 1J | 1 /% 18 % N . m 1 1 -1 / \ |%! 1 14
.1 illlz 1/1 1 iJU 1 1 'iAl li.iiHl! i.
Prices and sales of Stocks in New York.
Through WM. FISHER SON. Stock and Bill Brokers.
Ist Board. 2d Board.
Virginia C's 00 00
Missouri 6*s *9# 89#
Illinois bonds 00 00
Canton Company 00 Oft
t Brie Railroad I s 18#
I New York Central Railroad ••••B3# 83#
Reading Railroad 51# s!#
Panama Railro id 00 00
Celevcland & Toledo R. R 32 00
Rock Island 00 00
Michigan Southern R.R 21# 00
Cumberland Coal 00 00
Harlem 00 00
Catena IS Chicago 00 73
I.a Crosse & Milwankie 00 00
Milwaukie fc Miss 00 00
Market steady, steady.
SATURDAY, December 4.
COFFEE.—There has been some inquiry to-day for Cof
fee, :.nd we note sales of 100 ba-'s damaged Rio at 11#
•(*.. 150 bags common to fair MHIIIII do. at 10# o 11# ct>.,
500 bags go l do. at 11 oll# cts . and 300 bags Java at
14# cts . total 1,050 bags. There i* a very light stock
; here, and the market for all varieties is very firm. V e
j publish b low the usual weekly report of Messrs. White A:
j Elder, Coffee brokers, and we refer our readers to it for
i quotations:
.Stock of Rio Coffee, November 27, ISSS 11,000 bags
Received since none.
Taken for 5,000 4 *
Stock of Rio this day .... 6,000 44
500 bags Rio at 11# to 12 cts ; 4,300 do."do. at 11# cts.;
200 <lo. do. at 11 to 11# cts. Total 5,000 bags.
The demand for consumption continues quite active,
anil the advance noted in our lust report has been fully
sustained. The market closes firm, with an upward ten
dency in prices.
We quote prime Rio at 11# to 12 et*.; good 11# cts.;
fair 11 to 11# cts.; Laguayra 12 to 12# cN.; Java 14# to
15# cts WHITE & ELDER, Coffee Brokers.
Baltimore, Dec. 4, ISSS.
FLOUR. The Flour market continues inactive, and
there is evid. ntly less firmness in it then exi-ted during
the early part of the week. W had reported this morning
sales "I 500 bbl . c loice Howard Stri • t Super at $5.12#,
125 bbl*. choice Ohio do. also at $5.12#. and of 700 hbls.
good City Mills do. at $4.75 JKT bids., which is a decided
decline. Both Howard Street and Ohio Super were freely
offered at the close at $5.12#. but there were no buyers
*of cither variety at over $5. and of City Mills do. there
were sellers at the close at $4 75 for good standard brand*,
although some parties were asking a higher price for it.
There has been no movement to day in Extra Flour. We
quote it at $5.37# for Ohio; $5.501/5 75 for Howard Street:
$6 for regular, and $6.25 a 6 50 per bbl. for fancy brands
City Mills. Rye Flour i* -till quoted at $4(7/ 4.25 per bbl..
and Buckwheat do. is selling at from $2 to $3 per 100lb-.
Corn Meal is steady at $3.50 for Pennsylvania, $4 for Bal
timore, and $4.25 per bbl. for Brandywino.
FAMILY FLOUR. — Faniii* Flour i* selling at $7.50 for
Baltimore ground. $7 for (dd Dominion and $7.75 pur bid.
for Welch's. There is a fair trade demand for it at these
GRAIN.—Corn was in fair supply this morning, lmt of
all other descriptions of Grain the receipts were light.
Corn was dull, but prices for it were nevertheless pretty
well sustained. The receipts add up about 15,00 ft bushels,
a part of which was'sold at sS(r£62cis. for new white, and
63(a.66 cts. for new yellow. There was no old Corn at
market, and we can give no quotations for it. Wheat
continues quite linn. There were but 3.000 bushels offered
to-day. most of which was sold at 119 // 123cts. for good
reds. 130/1145 cts. for medium to prime whites, and 150
cts. for choice do. There is a brisk inquiry for prime
Wheat and the market f<r it closes very stiff. There was
no Rye offered to-day, but we quote it as before at 70 / 72
cts. Tor Maryland, and 847/85 cts. for Pennsylvania. Of
Oats there were about 2.500 bushels offered. A lot of
1,800 bushels ordinary Virginia sold at 42 cts.. and sone
parcels of Pennsylvania brought 45 '/47cts.; Virginia and
Maryland o.ats range at from 42 to 44 cts.. and Pennsyl
vania do at from 45 to 48 cts.
HOGS.—Hogs were in good supply, some 3.000 to 4.000
head being in the pens at the scale-. In consequence of
the unfavorable weather the packers are not buying t<>
day, and the market tuay be quoted rather weaker. We
quote live Hogs to-day at $0.25 a6 50 for light weight,
$6.75f0r medium size, and $6.87# / 7 per 100 lbs.net for
prime heavy lots. A few hundred head were sold last
evening, and this morning within the range of the above
tj notations.
SLAUGHTERED HOGS. —During the early part of the ;
week Slaughtered II gs sold readily at $6.75. but subse
quently prices for them have dropped off. arid for the
last day or two they have been selling at $6.25,76.50 pr
100 lbs.
MOLASSES.—There was a sale yesterday not noticed
in our report of 100 bids new crop New Orleans Molasses
to go out of the market at 41# cts., but in small lots it is
still selling at 4*2# cts. There have been no new receipts
of this description but several lots are looked for daily.
We quote Cuba Molasses as before at 23H24 cts. for clayed,
267/ 28 cts. for Muscovado; English Island at 26(5)28 cts.,!
and Porto Rico at 28(0,32 cts.
PROVISIONS.—The Provision market is quiet to day,
but the general complexion of it is unchanged, and all
varieties are quite firm. We have reported sales of 100 j
bils. new eity packed Mess Pork at sl7. which is an ad- ;
vance of 25 cts. per bbl. on the prkv paid for it yesterday,
and of 100 hbls. Western Leaf Lard at 11 cts. We have '
heard of no transactions in Bulk Meat, but it 1* held firm- i
ly at 6# '/(># cts. for Shoulders, B#(B#' cts. for Sides, j
and 9<i 9 # cts. for Hams. There is a fair retail demand i
for Bacon, but no large sales are making. We quot • !
Shoulders at 7# a>7# cts., Sides at cts.. and
Hams at 10# ./ 12# cts. Reef is steady at sl2 for No. 1,
and sls per bbl. for Mess. Prime Pork may he quoted at
sl4 a $14.50, and some lots of Mess do. are held at $17.25 n J
$17.50 per hb| Lard i-: firm at 10#' cts for Butchers, and
il cts. for City and Western Leaf. Prime Butter is ac !
tive. but inferior lots are dull. We quote Western solid
packed at 11 al2 cts. Roll at 18 a23 cts., and Glades at 14 j
cts. for common, and 185:21 cts for good to prime. (
Cheese is selling slowly at B#{<£S# cts. for Western cut- !
ting, and 9# cts. for Eastern do.
RlCE. —Rice is dull, but we quote it steady at 3#(77 j
3# cts. for ordinary to prime lots. The sotck here is
SUGARS.—Sugars are in fair demand, and the market
for them is firm. We have reported to-day sales of 15 hhds. j
Cuba Sugar, the terms for which were kept private, and of I
40 lilids. good fair Porto Rico do. at $7.87#. Sugars close
to day firm at the following rates, viz: $6 5006.57# for i
refining grades Cuba. Porto Rico, and English Island; '
$7.2.'1(1/ S for grocers' styles Cuba; $7,507/ 8.50 ftr fair to j
prime Porto Rico, and $7.75V/8.50 for fair to prime new ,
crop New Orleans. There is none of the latter description j
remaining on the market here, but several lots are looked
for daily.
SALT.— liverp*. <1 Fall continues firm at 85 cts. fori
Ground Alum; 130 cts. for Marshall's and Jeffrey and .
Dare* s line, and 110 els. per sack for Asliton'sdo. Turk- '
Island salt is dull. We quote it at 14 (a 15 cts. atloat. and
18 n 20 cts. per bushel from store.
SEEDS. —Seed-, are quite dull, but we have 110 change
to note in the rates, and we continue to quote Clover at j
$5 50 /5 75. Timothy at $2 a 2.12#. and f laxseed atsl. j
35 (i 1.40 per bushel. A small lot of prime Clovcrseed was ;
sold tiii-* morning at $5.75 per bushel.
WHlSKEY.—Whiskey is in fair demand to-day and we
quote it firm at 25# cts. for country and fit}*, and 26
cts. for Ohio. Wc have reported to-day sales of 150 hbls. j
Ohio Whiskey at the above quotation.
good inquiry prevails both for hemlock and sole at full j
prices. We quote Buenos Ayrcs light, and middle hem- •
lock at 23# n26 cts.. Orinoco do.do. at 23#7/ 25cts., and ,
oak do. at 27(r/30 cts. The movement for the week was as |
follows :
Hemlock. Oak.
Receipts 71,000 6.700
Sales 82.800 11,100
Stock 50,200 14.060
FRUlT*. —Raisins are in fair request—sales of 500 boxes,
layer.*, at $2 60 a) 2 62#, and $2 10 fur bunch.
SKlN*. —Goat are in light supply and prices are firm,
the transactions, therefore, are restricted. Deer are in
good stock and are rather heavy; further sales of 33,000
lbs. Bolivar City have been made on private terms.
MOLASSES —New Orleans i* in moderate request at
drooping prices—sales of 40 bhls. at 37 cts. By auction,
10 hhds. Porto Rico sold at 24 cts cash.
NAVAL STORES. —Spirits Turpentine is heavy—sales of
350 bhls. at 48 eta. cash Crude is also inactive and heavy
at $3.751/ 3.87#. Common is lower—sales of 100 bhls*
afloat at $1 50 per 310 lbs. delivered: 100 do. strained at
$1.60; and 200 do. So. 2at $2 per 31" 11. delivered. Fine
qualities are less active, and with a slight stock offering,
prices rule firmly. Tar is dull and heavy at s2.l2#(a
2.25 for Washington, though some parcels have been sold
from second hands at $2 37#, which i* above the market.
SUGARS are still inactive—sales of 75 hhds. New Or
leans new crop at 7#(q)B#c., and by auction 50 hhds. do.
do. at 7 #(a 7# c., 90 days.
ASHES.— The market is quiet for Pots at $5.62#, and
heavy for Pearls at $5.75.
COFFEE— Continues dull, hut prices are nominally un
changed—small sales of ordinary to good Rio at 9# a
FLOUR, &C. —The inquiry for Western Canal Flour is
moderate as is usual at the close of the week. The demand
is confined to the home trade mainly. and the low grades
are heavy. Choice brands are sustained, and are in fair
The sales are 6.500 1-M*. at $4.25 a 4.45 for superfine
State; $4,807/ 5.00 for extra do : $4 S5 5.00 for low grades
of Western extra; $5 40 a 5.50 for shipp ng brands of round
hoop extra Ohio: $5.60 a 7.00 for trade brands do.; $5.50 </
7.75 for extra Genesee, and $5.50(7/8.50 for St. Louis
brands. Canadian Flour is firm and in limited request—
sales of 300 bhls at $5.00 o 6 25.
Southern Flour is heavy; common brands are pressed on
the market; the sales are 1.300 bhls. at $4.75 a 5 40 for
mixed to good brands Baltimore superfine, and $5 55 •/
7.30 f<>r fancy and extra do. Rye Flour i* without change.
Corn meal is in fair demand at $3,507/3.75 for Jersey.
GRAIN.— The wheat market is without change; the de
mand is fair for middling. The sales are 26.000 bushels
at $1.14 for fair red Southern: $1 40 for white Michigan:
$1.25 for Amber do.; $1.12# for mixed Milwaukie Club:
sl.lß for mixed Wisconsin; $145 for prime white Ken
tucky. and about $1.44 for choice white Canadian.
Rye is firm: small sales of northern at 78c. (hits arc
in fair request at 47(a)50c. for State, and 52 a 54c. for Ca
nadian. Barley is unchanged; sales of 850 bushels State
at 7U',a 72#c. for ordinary and common.
Corn is held higher, and is in fair demand, hut at prices
below the views of buyers. The sales are 15.000 bushels
at 72775 c. for old Southern yellow.
WHISKEY.— The market is buoyant—sales of 300 hhl*.
at 35c. and retail lots at 25#c
HIDES —Are rather quiet—sales of 300 Buenos Ay res at
23 cts., less 3# per cent. ca*li; 1.700 Vera Cruz at 23 cts..
6 mo*.: and hv auction, 107 Calcutta cow at 70 cts u $1.05
each: 6 inos.. less 3# per cent. cash. The stock of ox and
cow i* 40.300. (against 388.500 last year, and 7.000 the year
before,) and 200 bales Singapore; 300 do. Calcutta buffalo
and cow, and 3.100 Buenos Ayrcs, and 1,000 Oronoco
OlLS. —Linseed has continued in lively demand princi
pally for the interior, south and west, and sales of some
60.000 gallons American have been made for immediate
delivery at 62(763 cts . and 40.000 do. for January- ami
February delivery at 64 a 65 cts.: also 6.000 gallons * Eng
lish at 62 cts., now held higher. Crude whale is still
quiet, hut very firm. Iu crude sperm further sales of 350
bhls. have lven made at the east at $1.25 cash—other
kinds sell slowly at steady rates. Fluid has advanced to
50 asl cts. Campliene is selling at 45 ct*. cash.
PROVISIONS. —The pork marketbetter, the demand
fair, particularly for prime, the inqtmc for future delivery
isfair—sales rf 2.100 bhls. at $17.75 for old mess; $18.25
for new do.: $14.25 a 14.50 for prime, and $15.50 for prime
mess. Included in the sales are 1.000 bhls. mess for the
summer months, sellers' option, at $lB, and 500 bhls. mess
from January to May on private terms.
Beef is more active and is without change—sales of 1.600
bhls. at $6 a 6.50 for country prime; $7.75(5)9 for do. mess:
$8.75(510.75 for repacked mess: and sll <z 12 for extra do.
Prime mess i* quiet at $18519. Beef hams are dull—
sales of 100 bhls. good Western at sls.
Bacon is in limited demand for smoking; sales of 100
boxes short clear middh. sat 10c. Cut meats are quiet;
sales of 500 citv cured hams at 9#. Dressed Hogs are in
demand at 7 ii7% for corn fed. Lard is firm out qu : et;
sales of 500 hbls. and tes. at 11 #7711 # for good to prime.
Butter is firm and in fair demand. Cheese is saleable at
8# a 9#c.
ENDING DEC. 3.— The Boot anil Shoe market remain.-- about
the same as noticed last week. A very fair business is
s ; nso '!: there is a very firm and healthy
tone to the trade. Further order- from the South and
rLnft™s" "r' i'T I '.''"" 1 with the New England and
California trad/ a fair business has been done Trie nro
pects of the Spring trade look unite a- em-ouriieinir -is no
ticed in our previous report. The stock of roods U accu
mulating slowly, particularly of desirable kinds In the
West and South the stocki are evidently mollerate d
with a very easy money market throughout the country
and a good range of prices for cotton and produce of all'
kinds, there is every reason to look for a good and heal thy
Spring trade. *
Manufacturers continue to be actively employed 011
Spring work. Tim cost of manufacturing ha* been fur
ther increased the past week by another advance in stock,
and with an active market for both Sole and Upper
Leather, there is still a strong upward tendency. The
stock of Hides also has been materially reduced in all the
principal markets, and prices generally are 1(5 2c. per lb.
higher than the current rates a few week.* ago, with a firm
feeling. A good range of prices must evidently be ob
tained for Roots and Shoes to meet the increased cost of
No exports to California the past week from this port;
and from New York the shipments have been 135 cases.
The late advices from San Francisco reported a firm
market for goods suited to the season and a small
nnl ™/ lUan *ity C^eare d at the Custom House lias been
205.907 cases, a falling off of 20,121 cases compared with
last year.
EXDINO December 3.—There has been rather a quiet tone
to the Cotton Goods trade the past week, and no sales of
any magnitude have been made for either export or con
sumption The feeling, however, is very firm and hold
ers are quite indifferent about selling at late prices, as it is
very evident to them that the recent advance in Cotton
will prevent goods from going any lower. Heavy stand
ard Brown Sheetings are steady at 8# cts. and firm at
this price, with a moderate business, medium Sheetings
ami Shirtings arc selling at 6# n 7# cts.; ami light goods
ats#us# cts. Bleached Shootings ami Shillings re
main without change, with moderate sales, Brills are
quiet hut firm. The stock is very light and the produc
tion has heen pretty well -old up to the Ist of January.—
IVcquote Brown 8# cts ; Bleached 8# cts.; and Blues 10 V
<5.10# cts. Stripes, Ticks, Denims, Cotton Flannels and
Jeans have been in moderate demand hut at steady prices.
No movement in Print Cloths but holders are very firm at
full prices. Prints ajequi-i. and in Gingham* and De-
I.aine* nothing of any consequence lias heen done. Man
ufacturers are preparing for Spring operations. For
Woollen Bonds t he market continues very quiet and f>:
most kinds the demand is only for small lots.
urday says :
The offerings of beef cattle at the yards yesterdav
amounted to about 300 head: 240 of which were purchased
by Bistrict butchers at $2.50 u 3.75 on the hoof, equal to
$5 fi 7.50 net. The remaining 01) were driven on to Balti
more. Sheep $2 a 4 per head; supply large. Hogs s6s}
6.25. Fork from wagous and boats $5.75(1/6.25: from
stores $6.50(0)6.62.
The receipts at Chicago during the week ending Decem
ber 1. have heen 3,836 bbl*. flour, 52,187 bushels wheat,
23.195 bushels corn, 3.533 bushels of oats, and 4.158 bush
els barley, making 98,753 bushels of grain. The total r--
ceipts of tiie season an* now 470.2*4 bbl*. Hour, 9.484,599
bushels wheal. 8,549 518 bushels corn, 1,551,973 bushels
oats, and 140,230 bushels barley, making a grand total of
over twenty two millions of bushels of grain, namely,
22,407,740 bushels. At this time last year the receipts
had amounted to 309 000 hbls. Hour. 9,178,728 bushels
wheat, 6,500 000 bushels corn, and J. 100.000 bushels oats,
making a total of 19.278,728 bushels of grain, and show
ing an increase, in the receipts of this year, of over three
millions of bushels.
The shipments during the last week have been very
•=inall. owing to the late period of the season, namely:
4.140 bhls. flour, 32.100 bushels wheat, and 7.800 bushels
corn, making 60,600 bushels of grain. The total ship
ments of the season are now 391.667 hbls. flour, 5,666,931
bushels wheat, 7.523.693 bushels corn, 1,526,408 bushels
outs, and 115.519 bushels barley, making a grand total of
nearly twenty millions of bushels of grain, namely: 19,-
790,916 bushel*. At this time last year, the shipments had
amounted to 175.000 bhls. flour, 8,800,000 bushels wheat,
6,600.000 bushels corn, and 180,000 bushels oats, making
16.455,000bu5he1s of grain,and showing an increase, in
the shipments of this year, of over three millions of
The whole amount of grain shipped thus far this year
from Milwankie is 0.006,682 bushels.
By comparison with the shipments of wheat and flour
to the corresponding period last year, we have the follow
ing statement:
Year. Wheat Flour.
1857 2.634.978 208,229
158 3.913,006 272,651
Increase 1.278.638 64.422
Showing an aggregate increase in favor of this season
of J ,600,748 bushels of wheat. Another week will be like
ly to close the shipments for this season.
has not changed essentially. The demand is confined to
the wants of city dealers. The sales are 700 bhls. at $4.50
<</4.60 for choice, and $4.75(5)5 for extra. The receipts
during the last twenty-four hours were 2.663hb15.
WHISKEY. —The market was dull to-day, hut no lower.
Sale* of 1.400 bids. at22#c., including wagon, and 200 do.
11. P. at22c.
HOGS. —The market was quite dull to-day, under the
operation of large receipts and unfavorable weather, and
for light Hogs, that is, those averaging 3CO lbs and down
wards, prices were about 25c. lower. Heavy Hogs main
tained their prices established yesterday.
PROVISIONS. —There has been no special change in the
market sine • yesterday; if anything, the market was less
buoyant. The sales add up 8,000 pieces green meats from
the block at s#c. for sh/niblcr*. and B#(s}B#c. for hams;
700 hbls*. mess prk at sl7: 125 hhds. bacon sides at 9c.
and 10 10. >hoiihlers at 6#c., both packed; 500 kegs Lard
at 12c., and 200 tcs. do. at 11c., and 500 000 lbs. bulk
meat for future delivery, say March and April next, at
6#@C#c. for shoulders and S# (jß#c. for sides.
HOGS.—The Louisville Courier of Friday says: The
market is unchanged,and as firm as ever, with no sales of
hogs reported, but considerable sales of mess pork at sl7
to $17.50. The receipts continue heavy, hut the slaughter
yesterday was light, owing to the nnld weather.
The total killing up to last evening, around the falls,
amounts to 165.375 hogs, with 29,400 head left over in
pens, which makes the total receipts, thus far this season,
foot up 164,765. The receipts by railroad yesterday, and
the day previous, amounted to 16.240 head.
The total receipts at Louisville have been 194.765, and
at Cincinnati 188,101. The Louisville papers are jubilant
at tlnar triumph.
Chicago Press says: There seems to be a very general
impression that the country through which the Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy, and the Peoria and Oquawka
Railways pass, are pretty well stripped of hogs. Buyers
have been out from Quincy, Lacon, Peoria. Burlington,
and all the packing points in the region round about, as
well as from Chicago, buying all they could touch. Of
course much of the talk which is made about "short
crop," Ac.. may be fiction: but there is no mistake about
the great falling off in the weight of the hogs this season
compared with last. A large proportion of the receipts
are thin scraggy looking animals, more resembling wolves
than genuine porkers. We hear the same complaint all
over the West—in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
declined 10cts. for Virgin and Yellow dip, with sales yes
terday of 290 hbls., and to-day of 550 do. at $2.80 for Vir
gin and Yellow dip, and $1.75 for hard per 280 lbs.
SPIRITS. —Sales to-day of 200 bhls. at 45 cts. per gallon.
ROSIN AND TAR. —No transactions in either article.
SAVANNAH. Dec. 4. —Cotton—Sales of 650 hales at a d
clineof #. Sales of the week 7.500 bales; receipts 15,500
bah-s. Stock on hand 83,500 bales.
CHICAGO, Dec 3.—Flour quiet. Wheat firm at 62 cts.
Corn firm at 2 cts. advance; sales at 54 cts. Oats quiet.
HONGKONG, September 27th, 1858.— GENTLEMEN:—
Rinc* the 11th instant, our market has continued inactive.
Transactions have been limited, but the quotations that
we give are based 011 actual sales. Advices from London
to 9th August, from New York to 23d Julv, were received
hereon the 19th inst.
COTTON. —SmaII sale* of Bombay af $15.50 perpicul
Yarn. Nos. DUG 24, $lO5 per bale. Grey Shirtings 6# cat
tie*. $2.50 per piece. White Shirting* $3.20 per piece for
good. American drills S3. So 5 4.10 for 40 yards. Spanish
Stripes assorted colors $1 15 per yard. Long Ells, HH
assorted colors $9. Camlets, English, assorted colors
$26.50 per piece. Rattans. Banjermassing $3.80 per picul.
PEPPER —White sls per picul; Black $9.50 Sapanwood
$2.60 perpicul. Sandalwood $7.50 per picul. for Timor.
RICE, owing to the good prospects for the coming crop,
has declined to $l4O #/ 1.55 per picul for cargo Shun;
Singapore $1.50(7/ 1.60; ArrueaTl [email protected]; Bengal $1.70.
SUGAR-- White $6 per picul; Brown $3.90. GINSENG—
SI6O per picul f-r good Crude: $215 for refined, small sales.
QUICKSILVER $63 per fla*k. CAMPHOR for export sll per
picul unpacked, for crude.
BULLION —Bar Silver 9 per cent, premium. Sycee 82 10
per cent, premium. Gold Bust. Australian, $22.50 per
Tael. Gobi Bar, Shanghae $22 SO per Tad. Gold Leaf
$23.40 per Tael. The imports of specie have heen from
England the equivalent of $345,565; from California (300.
555. Exported to India $1,643,541; to Cadiz $96,000, and
to sundry ports $35,472.
CANTON.—The dealers are returning very slowly, and
show hut little disposition for business. They place but
little confidence in the promises and assertions of their
own authorities, and arc evidently afraid of being taxed
for war expenditure if found engaged in commercial
transactions with foreigners. There have been no trans
actions of consequence in imports, though a considerable
quantity, mostly Straits "produce, has been landed on the
Honam side.
Musters of 20"b 30 chops of new Congou have been shown.
In leaf and strength they are inferior tu the teas tf last
year, though some of them are of fine and delicate flavor.
The quantity in the neighborhood is variously estimated
at from 120 // 200 chops. Until more of the native mer
chants return, it is impossible to form an idea of what
will he the opening rates; those now talked of by the
dealer.* are extreme. No other kin/Is of new tea have
been offered.
MACAO.—Nothing worth reporting has been done in
import*. The settlements of TEA have been 5.600 boxes
Scented Orange I'ekoc at 15(I/.17 lis.; 9,000 boxes Scented
CapT at 9e 17 tls.; 850 #-chests Tayshan Congou at 15(h)
18 tls.; 1,500 boxes Canton Gunpowder at 12 tls.
There have been purchases of inferior Matting for the
United States at $3.20(7/ 3.50 per roll of 40 yards for 4 4
white, and about 500 rolls of white and red checked re
main, which are offered at proportionate rates. Cassia is
offered at sl6 per picul; Cassia Oil at $295. and Ansie Oil
in small quantities at sllO.
The Henry Miller has been dispatched for Australia, and
the Aden is nearly laden lor Liverpool.
AMOY.—We have dates to 17th instant. In imports
little had been done, but prices continued generally firm.
Yarn was quoted at $36.50 for best 2d Nos. 10(h 24. RICE
had improved to $1.65 for Rangoon cargo. The settle
ments of TEA are reported at 16.000 pkgs. Ankoi at $10.50;
4.000 pkgs. Ningyong at sl9. and B.ooft 10 catty boxes Ca
pers at $ 13(a) 14—all short price. Mexican dollars # per
cent, discount. Sycee 6# per cent, premium. The
Boreas had been withdrawn from the berth for New York,
and the L. A. Mickels is substituted.
EXCHANGE. —For six months' sight bank hills on Lon
don 45 a 4 s#; for first class private bill* 4|6(a4 o#. On
Bombay 15 days' sight. K217 per SIOO at 3 days' sight. On
Calcutta R216 per 100 n'lo days' sight.
FREIGHTS.— Our shipping list shows an increase of ton
nage. For London the Spartan, General Wyndham. and
Sedgemoor, are loading, and the Lammermuir has been
circulated to load at Whaiupoa, but with not much pros
pect of early dispatch. Rates are £2.10(2)£3.10. For
New York the Levanter is loading, and the Daring has
been circulated to load at Whampoa, $lO//12 is asked.
We are. gentlemen, your most obedient servants.
OLYPIIA NT & Co.. of Canton.
CADIZ.—92S hhds. tobacco; 7.000 staves.
ASFINWALL. —27B tons co d.
WEST INDIES. —B2S bbl*. flour: 711 do. corn meal; 20
pun. oil do.; 200 bush.com; 220 hbls. bread: 20 bhls. beef;
100 do. pork; 50 hams; 20 kegs butter; 50 buckets lard: 50
boxes cheese; 50 oars; 20 doz. buckets; 10 do. brooms; 1
mast; 20,000 shingles.
Shipping |ntclligcnff.
Steamer Henry L. Gaw, Iler, from Philadelphia—mdse.
to J. A. Shriver.
Steamship Parkersburg, Powell, from New York—mdse.
to A. ('. Hail; was obliged to anchor below on account of
the fog; reports having seen at 7.30 A. M., on Friday, a
ship inside of Cape Henry, supposed bound up: a i 0.30
A. M., off the Rappahonnock. schr. Joseph Fish, of St.
Georges; in the mouth of the Rappahannock, a bark and
schr. at anchor; at 1 P. M.. same day, off Smith's Point, a
bark with painted ports (probably Gustaw,") and four
schrs.,all beating up; and on Saturday morning, off An
napolis, a large ship at anchor.
Steamship Joseph Whitney, Howes, Boston—H. D.
Steamer Geo. Peabody, I'ritchard, City Point - J. Brand.
Ship David Stewart. Prentiss, Cadiz—C. R. Hardesty.
Bark Despatch, (Br.) Harriott, West Indies—R. & 11. R.
Brig S. G. Bass, Winchester, A spin wall—Wlll. Apple
garth &"Son.
Schr. Marcena Monson, J. Brewster, New York—Rose
Jk Lyon.
Schr. Sarah M. Sherman, Sherman, Providence—S.
Phillips v Co.
Brig Union State, Troxwell, Laguayra, in tow of a
steam tug.
Bark Bay State, Sparrow, Boston. 3rd iust.
Schr. J. Howard, Baker, Boston, 3rd inst.
Schr. Hydrangea, Butler, Boston, 3rd inst.
Schr. Potomac. Arnet, New Orleans, 29th ult.
Schr. White Foam. Milikin. Providence. Ist inst.
Schr. John Price, Price, New York, 3d inst.
Schr. Ada Frances, Coombs, Boston, 2d inst.
Schr. J. Nickerson, Baker. New York, 2*l inst.
Shij> Alexander, Bain, for Charleston, cleared at New
York. 3d inst
Bark Bay State, . from Baltimore for Boston,passed
Highland Light, 2d inst.
At Holmes Hole, Ist inst.. brigs Molunkus, Mitchell, fm
Alexandria for Pembroke. 2d, E. Baldwin. Montgomery,
do. for Boston; schr. Sarah Cullen, Cullen, Boston for Bal
Schr. Orin Cowl, Smith, from Alexandria, arrived at
Portland, Ist inst.
Schr. Arctic, Jackman, for Baltimore sailed from Fall
River, 30th ult.
NEW YORK, December 3.—Arr. ship Columbia,
Charleston; brigs Costa Rica, AspinwaL: Ann Stanisland,
Buenos Ayrcs: B. F. Nash, St. Marks; schrs. Sea Breeze
Nuevitas; G-o. Byron. Sagua: A.Mason, Savannah; St-*
Bird, Newborn; I). C. Hulse, Charlfstm; M. May bee, Vir
ginia CTd steamship City of Baltimore, Liverpool; ships
Admiral. Mobile: Alexander, Charleston: bark Casco,
1 rinid.ad; brig Echo, Rio Grande; Schr. L. P. Smith, Wil
Also arr. hark Corinthian, Havana: brig Abby Watson,
Kmg*c°n, Ja ; schr. Clinton, Turks Island.
PHILADELPHIA, December 2.—Arr. schr. I. L. How
ard, Mavaguez. Cl'd bark C. W. Poultney, New Or
leans; schr. I. S. I.everinp; Charleston.
BOSTON, December 2 —Noon.— Arr. bark David G.
Wilson, Charleston. Cl'd brigs Lincoln, J&cmel; A.
Adams, Wilmington, N. C\; schrs. North Wind, Gonsives;.
Wm. 11. Gildland, Charleston.
Dec.3.—Arr. bark Medora, Aux Cayes; brigs Galena,
Turks Island; P. R. Hichborn, Fortune Island; schrs M.
R. Davis and Sarah Burton. Cape Haytien.
RICHMOND, December 2—Cl'd schrs. Kedron, New
York; Burne t. Philadelphia.
WILMINGTON, December 2.—Cl'd schr. E. C. Howard,
CHARLESTON, December I.—Arr. schr. James M.
Vance, Philadelphia.
NEW ORLEANS, December I.—Arr. (per tel.) ships
Peter Marcy a&d Canine, Liverpool. Cl'd ships Nauset,
Havre: George Washington, Liverpool; Kathadiu; Queens
j Washington N w York....San Juan. Xic....Dec. 6
Illinois New York.... A spin wall Dec. 6
1 Africa New York Liverpool Dec. 8
j Arago New York.... Havre. Dec. 11
Enropa Boston Livcrp< ol Dec. 15
! Hamino*!in New York.... Hamburg Dec. 15
I Citvof Washington New York.. .Liverpool Dec. 16
1 Wiser New York Bremen Dec. 18
j Persia New York....Liverpool Due. 22
: Edinburg New York....Glasgow Dec. 22
j Arabia New York.... Li* erp001........ Dec. 29
j Weser Bremen New York Nov. 20
City of Washington Liverpool.... New York Nov. 24
: Persia Liverpool New York Nov. 27
i Ariel Southampton. .New York Dec. 1
| New York Bremen New York I>ec. 4
\ t Liverpool New York Dec. 4
• Bremen Bremen New York Dec. 18
North American.. Liverpool Quebec. I>.-c. 2
j Glasgow..... Glasgow New York Dec. 22
From Washington.
WASHINGTON, Dec. s.—The report of the Secre
tary of the Treasury has not been made accessible,
but it is generally understood that it will contain
j no recommendation tending to disturb, materially,
I the existing tarift' law, while modifications may be
I suggested in the transfer of a few articles to sclied
j ules other than those in which they are now enu
merated. Attach in pr much importance to a staple
tarilV, that, the interest of commerce may not be in
jured, and believing that the present law will ulti
mately yield a sufficiency of revenue, the inference
seems to be that he would, rather than that the
tariff should be chanjred in its prominent features,
prefer to resort to loans in cases of temporary
Lieut. Ives,of the Topographical Engineer Corps,
; has prepared a preliminary report ol the results of
his expedition for the exploration of toe Colorado
I of the West, which will probably appear with the
I report of the Secretary of War. The expedition
j was a liiehly successful' one, and the results are of
an important character. He ascended that river in
I a steamboat for five hundred miles, and considers
that the navigation of it is practicable for that dis
tance for steamers of a light draught. It is thought
that the opening of this river may develope an
economical avenue of transportion to large portions
of New Mexico, California and Utah. After the
hydrographic survey, an examination was made of
the previously unknown region along the .Ttith par
allel, which is traversed by the upper Colorado
river and its tributaries, and the country was found
to possess such novel and remarkable features as to
render the explorations of the highest interest.
There is little, if any, doubt that a law will be
passed the ensuing session of Congress, extending
the pre-emption laws to Utah. At present, no set
tler in the Territory lias a legal title to his land.
The surveys are progressing, and already 2,000,000
acres are ready for market.
From what is said in millitarv quarters it is
probable that a strong force will continue to be
kept in Utah. Though the Mormons are quiet at
present, they are not resigned to the circumstances
which surround them.
The Virginia Democratic Convention.
PETERSBURG, Dec. 3.—The following is an outline
of to-night's session of the Democratic Convention:
Mr. Pryor concluded his speech amid tremendous
applause and was followed by Wm. M. Tredwav,
for Air. Letcher. O. Jennings Wise also made
another speech for Air. Letcher,and is still speaking
las this despatch is sent off. The balloting will
j probably commence as soon as Air. Wise has con
■ eluded.
Nomination of Mr. I.vtrlier.
PETERSBURG, A'a., Dec. 4.—The Democratic Gu
hernatoiial .Convention continued in session until 4
o'clock this morning, and Air. Letcher was nomi
nated bv a large majority on the first ballot. The
candidates were Messrs. Letcher, Hopkins, Edinond
son, Smith of Greenbrier, Brocket:borough, and
John Randolph Tucker. Mr. Letcher was nomina
ted by about 12,500 over all, each county being en
titled to the number of Democratic votes cast at
the late Presidential election. The interest was in
tense, and the crowd of spectators remained until
the close. The Convention adjourned to meet
again at 11 o'clock this morning. Letcher's friends
are in ecstacies.
PETERSBURG, Dee.4.—The convention re-assembled
at 11 o'clock, A. AL, when it was reported that Air.
Letcher's vote was 85,532, or 17,52(1 majority over
all the others. His nomination was then declared
unanimous. Alessrs. Gordon, of Albemarle, Wise,
and other bitter opponents pledged themselves to do
everything to secure Air. Letcher's election.
John Randolph Tucker was nominated for at.tor
ney general by acclamation. The merits of six or
more candidates for lieutenant governor are now
(2 P. AI.) being discussed.
The convention will adjourn to-night.
Large Fire at Rochester.
ROCHESTER, X. Y., Dec. 3.—A fire broke out here
at 4 o'clock this morning, destroying four buildings
on State street.
The buildings wore owned by Samuel Wilder
and the heirs of 11. Packard and AI. Cooper, who
lose in the aggregate $12,000, which is mostly cov
ered by insurance.
The other chief sufferers are Brown & Pitkin,
grocers—loss $7,000. insured $7,000; llowe &
Rogers, carpet dealers—loss $20,000, insured 512,-
500; Sid. Alan's saloon—loss SI,OOO, insured $500;
.Miss Cooper, milliner—loss about $2,000, partly in
sured; Col. Thompson, looking-glass maker—loss
SI,OOO, insured; Alcwall A Co., picture frame
makers—loss SI,OOO.
The fire was central, and much valuable property
was endangered.
The Case of the Prig ICelio.
COLUMBIA, Dec. 4.—To-day the prisoners in the
bark Folio ease, sixteen in number, were brought
before the Federal Court on a writ of habeas curium.
The counsel for the prisoners moved that they be
discharged from custody, and a counter motion was
made by the District Attorney that they be re
manded to jail to await the further action of the
grand jury. Arguments against the Constitution
ality of the law of 1820 were made by counsel, the
invalidity of the law being the ground on which
the discharge was demanded, the District Attor
ney, Air. Conner, replied in an argument of conce
ded force, soundness and eloquence. The further
hearing of the case was postponed to Alonday.
South Carolina Politics.
COLUMBIA, S. C., Dec. I.—William I). Porter, of
Charleston, was to-day elected President of the
South Carolina Senate, vice Senator Chesnut, re
Resolutions were yesterday introduced into the
House instructing the Representatives in Congress
to use all their efforts to secure a repeal of all
measures of the general government restrictive of
the slave trade, the same being in derogation of the
rights of the South—-ordered for consideration to
day. This is regarded as an approval of the action
of the grand jury in refusing to find bills of indict
ment against the slavers of the brig Keho.
From Mexico.
WASHINGTON, Dec. s.— The Southern mail brings
New Orleans papers of Monday last, which contain
an extract from ttie Havana Diario Jela Marina, of
the 25th ult., saying that Gen. Robles had routed
La I.are at, Jalapa, taking the latter prisoner. Let
ters from A'era Cruz to the 13th are said to con
firm this statement, which the Diario remarks was
conveyed to Havana by the Spanish brig Vizcairio,
from Sisal, in private ietters written by persons of
credibility. The Pieat/une, having dates to the 22d
without a word referring to La Lare's defeat, doubts
the whole story.
Mr. Douglas at New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. .">.—Judge Douglas arrived
hero last night in the steamer City of Aleraphis.
He was received with a salute of 100 guns, and es
corted by the Alayor and Aldermen in a carriage.
An immense concourse in front of Saint Charles'
Hotel called him out, and he responded in a brief
speech, which was greeted with great enthusiasm.
He speaks before the citizens on Monday. The
True Delta urges his claims to the Presidency.
Excitement in flic Auburn State Prison —A
Convict Showered to Deal It.
AUBURN, Dec. 3.—A colored convict was show
ered to death in the Auburn prison yesterday.—
The convicts, having gained information of the tact,
became greatly excited, and a general rebellion
was feared last evening. The convicts in the shop
whore the colored man worked went to their cells
shouting and hallooing. No disturbance took
place during the night.
The Canada Outward Mound.
HALIFAX, Dee. 3. —The R. AI. steamship Canada,
from Boston, arrived at nine o'clock last evening
and sailed for Liverpool at midnight. Weather
calm, and raining. Gen. Williams is a passenger
to England.
Marine Disaster.
SAVANNAH, Dec. 4.—The ship James Guthrie,
from Hampton Roads, was ashore yesterday on the
North Breakers, injuring her keel. She arrived at
her wharf yesterday.
Counterfeit Note.
AUGUSTA, Dee. 4.—Counterfeit fifty dollar notes
of the Georgia Rail Road Rank, are in circulation.
They are well executed.
[NOTE. —The above comprise all ttie telegrams received
by tbe agent of the Associated Prcrs in this city. The
following are from the New York papers of yesterday.]
New Yorli Canal Navigation.
ALBANY, Dec. 3.- -Forty-seven boats are now- east
of the lower aqueduct." A channel is broken
through the ice, and the boats commenced locking
through about ten o'clock this morning. They will
all get through the sixteen locks and on to the Troy
level by morning. Should the present mild weath
er continue, in four or five days all the boats west
of Utiea will get to tide water.
Commissioner Sherrill reports sixty boat 3 now
passing the sixteen locks, and that twenty more
will come forward before night. Orders have been
issued by the Commissioners to keep the whole of
his division of the canal innavigable order.
Disaster to Schooner J. It. Dickinson.
NEWPORT, R. 1., Dec. 3.—The schooner J. IL
Dickinson, of Cape Alay, from Lynn, for Philadel
phia, in ballast, wat towed into port by a pilot
boar. to-day. On Tuesday night, the 10th ult.,
while beating into West Ray, went ashore on Rea
ver Tail: lost centre-board and rudder; deck broke
up and bottom chafed, and commenced leaking at
the rate of 1,000 strokes per hour; got off on Wed
nesday night. This vessel was incorrectly reported
as the Wm. Doane. She has gone on the railway
for repairs.
Affairs In Boston.
BOSTON, Pec. 3.—The trial of Conrad Etnmel,
Geo. E. Austin and Augustus Harmony, in the Uni
ted States Circuit Court, for burring "the ship Cor
tez at sea, was concluded this evening, the jury
failing to agree on a verdict.
A motion for a new trial has been made bv the
counsel of Cyrus W. Plummer, convicted of the
murder of Captain Archibald Alellen, of the whale
ship Junior, and the Ist of Alarch next assigned for
a hearing.
A WINDMILL PUMP.—A ship put into Quecnstown
a day or two since in distress. She sprung a leak
at sea, and was tilling at suffli a rate that the ordi
nary pumps, exerted witn.Vie power of all hands,
could not have saved hfer. 4
At the suggestion oP captain, A. J. Braz,
the carpenter rigged a pump.
By the power of this extemporised pump the ves
sel was kept afloat for os hundred day*, until she
made Queenstown in safety, where she may now be
seen.— Cork Reporter, \
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wns supplied abundantly on Saturday morning:
with meats, vegetables, poultry ami game of all
kinds. Prices ruled low, especially for poultry and
game, as thestateof the weather prevented dealers
from holding on. The following were the ruling
rates for the different articles : Turkies, 50 cts.(<§
51.50 each; chickens,2s'-/ 50 per pair; rabbits 57 •
50 ets. per pair; partridges, 18 cts.; red head wild
ducks 75(5 SI; canvas back do. $1.50: pheasants
$1.50; prairie hens 75 els.; black head ducks 50'5 1 75
cts. per pair; apples 25(5 50 cts.; sweet potatoes
25 cts.; mercer do. 25 531 ets. peek; roll butter 25
cts.; print do. 37 cts.; venison 12 cts. per lb.
by the quarter; dressed geese [email protected] cts. each: cab
bage $3(5 4 per 100. In the fish market litis morn
ing a lew small terrapins were sold at $1.50 per
doz.; rock fish 12(5 40 cts.; white perch [email protected] cts.;
yellow do. 12(525 cts.: pike 25(550 cts.: sun fish
10 5 12 cts. per bunch; fresh codfish 0 cts.: haddock
0> cts. per lb., and white fish [email protected] cts. each.
COLLISION.— On Friday night the steamer St.
Nicholas ran into the schooner Citizen, anchored
off Fort Mcllenry. The schooner had one of her
davits carried away and her boat stove. The
steamer sustained no injury. The accident was oc
casioned by the dense fog which has hung over the
city and harbor for the past few days.
' o'clock on Saturday afternoon a terrible noise was
beard in the neighborhood of Lerew's alley near
F rank]in street, caused by the falling of the rear
wall of the warehouse occupied by Messrs. Hardin
& Carroll ae a produce depot, and belonging to Mr.
David Hays. The cause of the building giving
way was that the second-storv was too closely
packed with flour, bran; produce Ac., pressing
very heavily against the wall on Lerew's alley and
pushing it out. The girder of the building was
thrown some twelve feet forward and the floor in
falling crushed a dray belonging to a colored man
and from which be had but three minutes previous
detached his horse. The loss of Messrs. Hardin Sc
Carroll is estimated at about four or five thousand
dollars, and between five and six bundl ed barrels of
various produce belonging to Mr. Peter Zell, were
entirely covered up by the ruins, and it is impossi
ble yet to tind out the exact amount of his loss.
ANOTHER. —The steamer North Carolina, Captain
Cannon, which left here on Friday night, at 5
o'clock for Norfolk, when in Annapolis Koads, ran
into a large ship, by which the steamer's larboard
smoke stack and some of her upper frame work
were carried away. Capt. Cannon reports that
about fifteen minutes of 8 o'clock, the weather be
ing very thick, lie discovered a ship right ahead,
lying at anchor; he ordered the helm to be put to
port, by which a more serious collision was avoided.
The ship's bowsprit was carried away, and the
steamer injured as above stated. Owing to the state
of the weather the ship's name was not ascertained,
but is supposed to be the "Puisburg" for Rotterdam.
The steamer returned to Baltimore for repairs.
courtesy of Mr. Win. Cricliton, President of the
Savannah Steamship Co., the fine steamship City
of Norfolk, lias been tendered the Boston line of
steamers to run between this port and Boston,
upon the days of the steamer William .Jenkins, du
ring the temporary withdrawal of the latter ship
for repairs to her machinery. Shippers will tind
the advertisement of Mr. Mears in another column.
CHARITY SERMON. —The Rev. 0. H. Tiflany preach
ed a Charity Sermon yesterday afternoon at the
Ilall of the Maryland Institute. The well-known
ability of the preacher and the announcement that
the "Did Folks' Choir" would be present and par
ticipate in the exercises, drew together a very
large audience, notwithstanding the inclemency of
the weather. A collection was taken up, and quite
a large amount was contributed.
POCKET PICKED. —A young man named William
Timon, had his pocket picked of a purse containing
S4O in cash and a promissory note of S3O, whilst
getting out of a hack at the Camden station on Sat
urday last. There were several bovs crowding
around him at the time, and it is supposed that one
of them committed the theft.
FOR CUBA. —The brig Seguin, Capt. Beard, was
yesterday towed from her wharf at Locust Point,
preparatory to sailing for Cuba. The Seguin takes
out some fifty passengers, laborers and mechanics,
to be employed on a Cuban railroad now in the
course of construction. Her cargo consists of
dumping railroad cars, frames for bridges, cross
ties, Ac.
The fire on the Point was noticed briefly on Saturday
morning. From further information it appears that the
fire broke out on the first floor of the establishment of
Messrs. Win. 11. Peters & Son. near the machinery, and is
supposed accidental. This building was entirely burnt
out in half an hour after the fire was discovered. The
west gable wall of this house full upon the corner store
without doing any damage. The house on the east. No.
93. called the European Hotel, was burnt considerably in
the upper stories, which were occupied as a dwelling by
J. S. llerford. the lower floor being used by S. Jlerford as
a lager beer saloon.
Messrs. Peters have a policy on the building in the As
sociated Firemen's ollice for SI,BOO, and $3,000 on stock
and machinery in a Hartford (Conn.) office. Their loss is
nearly total. The three-story brick building. No. 93. ad
joining. owned by Mrs. Mary M. Wheeden. was damaged
to the ext. nl of s'.oo. and is insured in the Associated for
$2,000. The occupants of this building were Mr. J. S.
Herford on the first floor as a tavern, and in the upper
stories by Mr. S. llerford as a dwelling. J. S. llerford is
insured in the Baltimore Fire Insurance Company, on his
stock and furniture. for S4OO. Mr. S. llerford is insured on
furniture in the Firemen's office for S2OO. which is a total
loss. The store on the corner. No. 89, unoccupied, was
damaged by lire and the falling of the walls to the extent
of SSOO. It is owned by Mr. Samuel Ellenger, aud is in -
sured in the Equitable Society.
The flames had been in progress about an hour and a
half before the alarm was conveyed to the western portion
of the town, and when the steam engines reached the
spot the buildings were nearly burnt out.
The alarm at half past G o'clock yesterday evening, in
the eastern section of the city, was false.
BIRI.F. PANORAMA. —Our readers will lie gratified to
learn that this delightful painting is to remain on exhibi
tion one week longer at Tempo:ance Hall, Gay street.
No head of a family should fail to take his children to
witness this beautiful representation of Bible scenes and
incidents. It is richly worthy the interested attention of
our community.
FRONT STREET CIRCUS. —Mr. William Kincaid. the
young Baltimorgan, makes his first appearance this eve
ning. Al-o, Mr. W. B. Donaldson, who has recovered
from his severe indisposition, and will most positively
appear as the Ethiopian Jester. Miss Sallie Stiekney
v.ill perform her fascinating scarf act on the beautiful
inarc Daphne. Mr. Tom Watson will be at home in this
scene with his budget of wit and humor.
appears to-night in the new play of Mary's Birthday, as
sisted by Mr. H.F.Daly and the excellent stock com
pany. After which a dance by Miss M. Partington ?md
the laughable farce of the Quiet Family conclude the
evening's entertainment.
TIIE OLI FOLKS. —This popular troupe appear for the
last time, this evening, at the Hall of the Maryland In
stitute. They have extended an invitation to all the
choirs of the city, to join with them in singing some of
our National songs, and we may reasonably expect to see
an immense audience at the Hall to-night.
SATURDAY, Dec. , 185 S.
FIRST BRANCH. —Present— JOHN T. FORD, Esq., Presi
dent, and all the members.
The ord-nance creating a Fire Department was taken up
and several amendments to it offered and adopted.
Mr. NEWMAN said he was opposed to hurrying his ordi
nance through the Branch. It was much better to take
more time, and give its various provisions proper conoid
eration. lie therefore moved to lay the hill on the table.
The yeas and nays were called and the motion was
A communication was received from the Second Branch
embodying a resolution requesting the return of the mes
sage of the Second Branch of the 30th ■ November, in re
lation to a testimonial to officer John Cook.
The clerk was ordered to comply with this request.
Mr. BEALE offered a resolution desiring that all business
which may not be disposed of at the adjournment of the
Councils on Friday next, he presented to the Council at
its next session as unfinished business. Adopted.
Mr. CLAN vi I.I.F. called up the report of the Joint Com
mittec on Claims in regard to the petition of John E.-ch
bach, .asking payment of a judgment against the city. The
report authorizes the Register to carry the suit to the
Court of Appeals. Adopted.
Mr. GLANVILLE called up the report of the Joint Com
mitte on Claims, on the petition of Sarah M. Courtney,
asking to be paid certain money paid by her in error.—
Mr. BEALE offered a resolution making the ordinance
creating the Fire Department the special order for half
past five o'clock on Monday.
Mr. GLANVILLE called up the report of the Joint Com
mittee on Claims, in reference to the petition ot' Hiram
Greentree, Coroner, granting him extra compensation for
holding inquests.
The Branch refused to concur in the report.
On motion the Branch adjourned to five o'clock this af
SECOND BRANCH. —Branch met pursuant to adjourn
ment. Present—Wsi. MCPIIAIL, Esq., President, and all
the members.
Mr. CATHCART. moved a reconsideration of the vote re
ferring the resolution to plant trees on Broadway to the
next annual session of the Council, which was adopted.
The resolution was then taken up and adopted.
Mr. MCCOMAS offered a resolution directing the City
Commissioner to place gas lamps, at certain localities, in
the Western section of the city, which was read a second
time by special order, and adopted.
The First Branch returned the resolution relative to
the testimonial to officer Cook. Laid on the table.
A resolution was received from the First Branch, au
thorizing the Register to pay Sarah M. Courtney, one
hundrul and five dollars and forty three cents, the
amount of taxes, paid by her in error, which was read a
second time and adopted.
Also a resolution from the Committe on Claims to whom
was referred the petition of John Eschbacli , asking the
payment of a judgment obtained against the city in the
Superior Court; requesting to be discharged from the fur
ther consideration of the subject and directing the Regis
ter to cairy thectse to the Court of Appeals.
The Branch then adjourned till this afternoon at 5
Judge. The following business occupied Saturday :
Edgar McKenney vs. John W. Heald and William H.
Heald. Motion for an injunction to set aside an assign
ment made by Walker and Halsted to defendants. Coun
sel not being ready to argue, case postponed until Janu
ary. The Court then adjourned for the Term.
The December Term of the UNITED STATES DISTRICT
COURT commences to-morrow.
SUPERIOR COURT.— Hon. Z. Collins Lee, Judge. The
following business bccupied the Court on Saturday :
Charles G. Phelps vs. Horace Magne. An action tore
cover SSOO on a conveyance of certain swamp lands In
the report of this case on Saturday one or two errors oc
curred. In the first place, the conveyance from the origi
nal owners was made to Mr. Phelps, and subsequently,
the right to cut timlier. was sold and conveyed to Mr.
Magne At the time of the conveyance to Magne. he 1
(Magne) paid hut SSOO, the payment of the other SSOO
was made some months after. As to the degree of reli
ance placed by Magne in Phelps' representations, there
was evidence to show that he (Magne) had an opportu
nity of enquiring into their correctness, at the time of
the conveyance to him. Although there were but 780
cords received from the land, yet the evidence did not go
to show that this was all that might have been procured.
The jury l>eing unable to agree, were discharged. Jas.
Bevan and A. L. Knott for plaintiff. S. M. Cochran and
H. Stockbridge,for defendant.
Elizabeth Pouder vs. John P. Pouder—application for a
divorce a vinculo matrimonii. Before reported. Further
argued by Nelson for respondent and Wailis for complain
ant. Held under curia.
Assignment for to-day 393 to 417.
COURT OP COMMON PLEAS. —Hon. William L. Marshall,
Judge. The Court was engaged in the following busi
ness on Saturday :
Allen B. Davis vs. Theopilus B. Forwitz, Trustee—an
action to recover rent. Before reported. Verdict for
plaintiff for $125.
Love. Martin & Co. vs. Selden & Miller—motion for a
new trial. Overruled.
Stansbury, Administrator of Moses T. Cass vs. George
Chipman—motion for a new trial. Overuled.
Krebs, Judge. The following business occupied the
Court on Saturday:
John Horn and others vs. the Mayor and City Council
of Baltimore. Bill for injuction to restrain the sale of cor
tain propery advertised to be sold by the City Collector,
for taxes assessed for the paving and grading of North
avenue. Demurrer to hill by defendants overruled.
Augustus Bouldin and others vs. the Mayor and City
Council of Baltimore, Bill for injunction to restrain the
sale of certain property advertised to be sold by the City
Collector, fr taxes assessed for the paving aud grading
of Bel air Avenue Injunction disssulved
Joseph B. Russell and others vs. Thomas Wilson and
others. Bill for injunction. Motion to dissolve. Opinion
of the Court filed and order passed continuing the ii junc
tion until the final hearing or further order of the
CRIMINAL COURT. —In consequence of the absence of
JiHgc Stump, from the city, there was nothing done in
this Court on Saturday. The Court was adjourned by the
Clerk until 11 o'clock 011 Saturday next.
Lewis Carl, who was arrested on last Tuesday night,
charged with being accessory to the shooting of James
Pryor, and who was committed to jail by the Mayor, bail
being refused, was released in the Clerk's office, on $3,000
security. Levi Condon and James Skid more becoming
his bondsmen to that amount.
Among the passengers by the last mail were Mr.
M. Kibbin anil Lieut. Mowry. From them the St.
Louis Republican gathers the following items :
Lieutenant Mowry left the gold mines on the 4th
ot November, at which time about l.iO men were at
work there, making on an average from seven to
ten dollars per day , though they use the widest in
struments. (iold has been discovered on both sides
of the (Ida river for a distance of several miles, be
ginning about twenty miles above Fort Yuma. It
has also been discovered some sixty miles above the
present diggings. The Overland Mail Company are
running extra stages trom Los Angeles to the mines
for the accommodation of emigrants.
A town has been laid out called (Ida City, and
buildings are rapidly going up for three miles on
each side ol the mail route, which passes through
the town. The miners are engaged in their opera
tions from three quarters of a mile to two miles
from the (Ida. which stream affords plenty of water
for washing the gold. Our informant brings seve
ral hundred dollars in gold from these diggings, of a
very line quality, and much resembling that of the
A una river in California. Some of the pieces are
worth from fifty cents to two dollars. Nuggets
worth twelve dollars arc not unusual. Up to the
4th iust., live thousand dollars worth of the ore had
been taken out, previous to which time the dig
gings have been known but two months.
Every part of the country yet prospected in the
vicinity of the mines has proved auriferous, and
the opinion is current among old miners that no
richer surface diggings exist, even in the most fa
vored portions of California.
Placers have even been worked at the Santa Rita
copper mines, five hundred miles in a direct line
cast of the Arizona diggings.
As the mines are located on neutral ground be
tween that of the Yuma and Pimos tribes, no dan
ger is to be apprehended from hostile Indians.
The Sonora Silver Mining Company was smelt
ing about one thousand ounces per week.
The Patagonia, San Antonia, Pacific and Santa
Rita Companies, are actively at work. Lieut.
Mowry brings several fine specimens of silver from
these mines, lie says the supply is almost inex
haustible, and in fact in such abundance that it is
ofttimes knocked out of the ground by the feet of
travelers' horses.
On the Gila river and its branches, and on the
Santa Cruz, San Pedro, and Miuibres, there is sulli
cient agricultural land to sustain a population of
several hundred thousand. The land is very rich,
producing two crops annually. All the cereals,
fruits, &e., grow finely; and for grape culture it
equals Southern California. As a grazing country,
between the Itio Grande and Santa Cruz, it is un
excelled by any land in the world—grass growing
as finely in the winter as in the summer.
The population of the territory is from twelve to
fifteen thousand. The vote cast for Delegate was
2,852. Two years ago, at the last election of Dele
gate from New Mexico, Mr. Otero and Mr. Baird
polled 1,(100 votes in the Rio Grande portion of
Arizona receives'no protection of any kind from
New Mexico. The country is entirely without law,
except one court of inferior jurisdiction at Mcsila.
In the entire region West of the Colorado for six
hundred miles there is no authority higher than that
of a Justice of the Peace, who is elected bv the
The towns are governed on the old Mexican plan.
Tlyg road from San Francisco to Texas is in good
The first mail from Albuquerque to California
over the 35th parallel, when about sixty miles out
from the former place, was ordered to go down on
the Arizonia route to Pimos, and from thence into
California by the Butterfield route. The emigrants
who turned back unable to make the trip, report
that theirmules had gone five days without water.
The people of Sonora Yeceived Americans with
hospitality and confidence, and seemed to be in no
fear of a (filibuster demonstration. We learn that
the people of Arizonia keep up an active trade and
intercommunication with them, and design no in
terference with the Sono-ians or their officers. An
assurance that the United States will make good
the claims that have arisen from Indian depreda
tions will induce them to consent to annexation to
the American Union. These claims now amount to
eight or ten millions of dollars. The people of So
nora found their claim for reparation upon that
clause of the treaty of Guadaloupe llidalgo which
promised the inhabitants of the frontiers of Mexico,
immunity from attacks of the Indians.
Capt. Stone was progressing successfully with
his surveys, under the present contracts authorized
by Government.
Mr. Franklin reports the Oainanches as some
what troublesome, although they are not organ
ized in bands sufficiently large to occasion much
Mr. Edwards, one of Lieut. Beale's partv, arri
ved at Fort Smith, reports the expedition all well
and in camp on the south side of the Canadian.—
Lieut. Beale would proceed to Albuquerque as soon
as the escort, which is a short distance behind,
overtook him.
The mail from Xeoslia to Albuquerque was at
Lieut. Beale's camp. Gob lSoss was in the neigh
borhood visiting the springs and proceeding with
the examination of the surveys towards' the Mo
have and Tijon.
The steamship Tennessee, with Vera Cruz dates
to November 23d, arrived at New Orleans Novem
ber 28th. The purser reports that the following
Spanish and French vessels were anchored at Sacri
iieios : Spanish brigs I'elayo, Vaides and IJabanero.
steamship Colon. French frigate Cleopatra, 52
guns, and steamship Surcoof. The purser also re
ports that Admiral I'cnaud was expected daily with
the rest of the French squadron.
There was no communication between Vera Cruz
and the City of Mexico. Nothing of importance
had occurred at Vera Cruz up to the 23d, except
the entrance of Trejos on the 21st, with his starved
troops, from Perote. There was a rumor that I)e
--gollado had defeated Margucs near Guanajuato.
Gen. Eclieagarav had besieged the fortress of Pe
rote for about three months with a large force and
a heavy train of artillery, and the garrison were
finally reduced only by starvation. They had de
voured everything eatable within the fortress, even
to their horses, and then spiked their guns and
abandoned the place. Juarez, the Constitutional
President, had issued a decree annulling contracts
made by the Zuloaga Administration and reserving
the right to annul those of ('oinonfort. Mirainon
is said to be in a critical condition. Lack of sup
plies for his troops had obliged him to separate
them into divisions for their support, at the risk of
being cut oil' in detail. The warmth with which he
urged the necessity of supplies had displeased the
Government, and only the knowledge of his abili
ties and popularity as "a soldier prevented him from
being removed.
The Pieaynnc eontains the following letter :
'A ERA Cai'z, Nov. 22, 1858.—Yesterday morning
entered here the General Trejos, with about 150
men, the remainder of the whole force of Perote, in
a most miserable and desolate condition, being al
most without clothes. These heroic troops have re
sisted for more than three months the attacks of the
much superior forces of Gen. Eclieagarav, and have
left that fortress only after a long period of starva
tion. being reduced at the end to eat their horses
and hides; but before they gave up the fortress they
spiked all guns and destroyed all the ammunition,
so that Eclieagarav made his entry only into the
naked half destroyed walls of Perote.
"The resistance of General Trejos and his half
starved soldiers is the more praiseworthy, as in the
camp of Eclieagarav they would have met not only
with plenty of food, but also each soldier with a
premium of sixteen dollars as a reward for desert
ing the fortress."
We have tiles of the Vera Cruz Progre.eo to the
21st ult., inclusive by the T. inicH.ec. We find in
them but little to add to the communications above
given. A decree of the Constitutional President,
Juarez, annuls the contracts made by the Zuloaga
government and reserves the right to annul those
of Gen. Comfort's administration.
A letter from the capital says that Miramon's
triumph at Abualaco has cost him more than 2,000
men, and may be considered as a virtual defeat, as
it renders further movement s on his part impossible.
The sutferings experienced by Miramon's army on
its march to San Luis have compelled him to divide
it into small detachments at various points, where
they may be easily assaulted and put to route. Mi
rainon is continually asking for supplies, and the
difficulty of obtaining them has produced a violent
controversy between him and Zuloaga, which
threatened at one time an open rupture. The
quarrel was, however, appeased by the interven
tion of friends, but Mirainon is still clamorous for
supplied. The National Palace, adds the writer, is
a perfect Babel. Vidaurri has 4,500 men under his
command, and is ready to resume offensive opera
tion. In Tabasco the Constitutionalists had had
several skirmishes with the Reactionists, but active
movements had been interrupted by the advent of
the rainy season.
Perote, alter a long siege, was evacuated by Gen.
Trejo, who, with his forces, fell back on Paso de
Gvejas, and was thence to proceed to Vera Cruz-
No sooner did Echeagaray enter Perote than lie is
sued a most infamous order to shoot all the prison
ers —an act of barbarity worthy of the execrable
warfare now raging in the Republic, and worthy of
the blood-thirsty chief of the Reactionists.
Letters of the 22d mention the arrival at Vera
Cruz of General Trejos, with about one hundred
and fifty men, the remnant of the garrison of Pe
rote. 'l'he town was abandoned after a prolonged
and desperate resistance, on account of famine.
The Constitutionalists, under Aramberri, had cap
tured and occupied the town of Zacatecas. The
town of Cuernavaca was likewise in their posses
sion. General Alatrista had achieved numerous
successes at Puebla.
The news generally is favorable to the Constitu
tionalists, though Zuloaga has not yet been deposed
or driven from the capital.
The Picayune publishes the following extracts
from letters received by commercial houses from
their correspondents in Mexico :
" MEXICO, NOV. 18.—We are unable to avail our
selves of your valuable services, owing to the very
unfortunate state of the country. We are in a
constant revolution; nothing is heard or spoken of
but the encounters between one side and the other,
and it appears to us we are just as far from peace
as we were six months ago. AH communication
with the road is suspended. We cannot, in our
opinion, look to peace again, unless we have some
foreign intervention, and we are in hopes that the
United States Government may yet be induced to
" VERA CIUZ, Nov. 21. —The political affairs of
this unfortunate country are in a most unsettled
condition, and it is impossible to form an idea when,
and by what means, the revolution will be brought
to a conclusion. It is supposed that we may ex
pect shortly an attack on our city by Gen. Echea
garay. but as we have now two French and four
Spanish vessels-of-war, we do not think that any
outrages can be committed bore."
Some days since a man engaged in a Detroit
jiottery was struck on the back of the head, low
down in the neck by a revolving knife, completely
severing the upper and back portion of the skull, on
a line close to the top pL Jhe ears, and cutting
through and removing * consWernble portion of the
brain. The most singular circmnStance was that
the man, in this horribly wiiundTaleiiiilition, walk
ed into an adjoining work
men were, and afterwards walked to tvcairiage in
which lie rode to his home, surviving thaaUtldeut
nearly half a day.
The recent courageous and even desperate act
of Card. Brooks, Keeper of the Faulkner's Island
Light, in rescuing the captain, his wife and crew,
from a wreck, in Dong Island Sound, deserves more
than a passing notice. It will he remembered that
Faulkner's Island itself is more than two miles from
land, and that its only inhabitants are tin 4 keeper
of the lighthouse and his family, ('apt. Oliver N.
Brooks. The wreck lay upon Goose Island, some
j two miles from this; but ('apt. Brooks could see,
with his glass, the persons in the rigging, and the
j sea lashed into unusual fury, making a breach
high over its decks, and threatening instant de
| struetion. It was too sad a sight for the brave man
to endure; and provided as lie was by Government
I with nothing but a small sailboat, to go between
| the island and the mainland, he would have
I been fully justified in leaving them to a fate
horrible to think of. His wife was on
shore, and he was alone with his family of little
children; but telling them of the peril he was about
to assume—a fearful peril, from which he might
never return—he kissed them, and calling upon
God to protect them and bless his endeavor, lie
jumped into his frail skiff, and steered holdl v into
the storm and the billows. Those on board saw the
attempt, and even in their agony wondered at his
boldness, predicted its failure, and grieved at what
they considered an unnecessary sacrifice. But still
the brave man, relying upon Providence, kept up
his heart and hopes, and although every wave
threatened him with destruction, he reached at last
the wreck, and hailed the desponding crew with
words of cheer. By the most skillful management
of his boat, now shooting past, and once over the
very wreck itself, he at last managed to pick them
oil', one at a time, and then turned for the shore.
But it was only by constant bailing and tremen
dous efforts that the boat was kept above water,
and at last reached the island, with its inmates ex
hausted. and nearly dead with hunger and exposure.
On the shore, waiting for their father, were the
little children of Captain Brooks, who, with
tears and screams of joy, saw the boat tossed vio
lently upon the land by the angry waves, with its
load ot rescued mariners, who were immediately
transferred to the lighthouse residence, and made
welcome and comfortable. A gentleman familiar
with the circumstances, and also with the dangers
of the sea, assures us that it was the most daring
feat he ever read of, that the boat was entirely unfit
foi such a service, and nothing but unrivaled cool
ness, great skill as a boatman, and the hand of
Providence over all, made the effort successful.— j
Capt. B. thought it at least an equal chance that he
should be lost; though, with a proper life or surf
boat, he wouldn't have hesitated an instant about
going to the wreck when he first discovered the
danger, and might have saved the life of the little
girl— the captain's child of three years—who fell
from his exhausted arms into the sea, half an hour
before ('apt. K. reached the wreck.
We have known Captain Brooks for several vears
as one of the most faithful men in the lighthouse
service, and means will be taken to call the atten
tion of the Government to his merits, and hope
that he may bo provided with a boat suitable for
the kind of service lie is so frequently called upon
to enter. There should he also, at such an exposed
point, an assistant keeper: for had Mr. Brooks been
lost in his effort to save the crew of this vessel,
there would have been missing -to the mariner in
Long Island Sound, on that night, the ever-steady
beacon-light of Faulkner's Island. If ever hero de
served the public reward of bravery, that man is
Oliver N. Brooks, the solitary watcher on a sea-girt
island.—A "etc Haven Register.
Clarke Mills has nearly finished the plaster cast
of the equestrian statue of Washington, for which
he received a commission from Congress. The
face was modelled from the cast taken from Wash
ington himself bv Houdon. The statue represents
the General at the critical moment of the Battle of
An equestrian statue of the South American
"Liberator," Simon Bolivar, ordered by the city of
Lima, in Peru, has just been cast in bronze at Mu
nich, Bavaria. It was placed on exhibition in
Munich about the first of November, preparatory
to shipment to its destination. The statue is fifteen
German feet in height and weighs 111 cwt. The
model was furnished by the Roman sculptor, Tado
lini, who, as a German journal remarks, "seems to
have designed it to suit the ideas of popular sover
eignty, now so prevalent in America. The Libera
tor, with his hat in one hand, is bowing respectfully
to the people, in whom he recognises the source of
all power."
The statue was cast in one piece, with the excep
tion of the head and legs of the rider and the fore
legs of the horse, which had to be detached to al
low the transportation overland to Mannheim,
whence it was to be conveyed by water to Amster
dam, whence it would start 011 its journey around
Cape Horn to Lima. The pedestal is ot Carrara
marble, sculptured in the Renaissance style. Two
of the sides arc ornamented with flower "and fruit
carvings; the third bears the Peruvian coat-of-arms,
with the lama, the olive tree and cornucopia*, and
the inscription, RrpuMira del Hern; the fourth side
bears the words, A Simon Holirar. Lihertador la
Nacion Peruana. Anno l)i. MDCCCLYUI. The
metal from which the statue was cast came from
This statue was originally ordered three years ago
by the then President of Peru. The model was
finished by Tadolini. and ready to send to Munich,
when news was received in Rome that a popular
revolution had broken out in Peru, deposed the
President, and declared his contract with the Ro
man artist null and void. In tho summer of 1857,
the Peruvian people "experienced a change;" the
unfinished statue of the Liberator was again
thought of, and its execution and erection were
considered a national debt, to be cancelled as
soon as possible. Another contract was made,
and thirteen months time given for the completion
of the statue in bronze. The thirteen months
have not quite elapsed, and on the sth ultimo
the statue started from Munich on its journey to
The Album of Virginia is completed. It contains
about fifty views of scenery in the Old Dominion.
Mr. Beyer, a Dusseldorf graduate, took most of the
original sketches.
A new print will lie shortly issued at Boston, the
subject being suggested by the following stanzas in
Whittier's "Maud Mailer:''
"Maud Mailer looked and sighed! Alt me!
That 1 the Judge's bride might be!"
"The Judge looked hack as he climbed tho hill.
And saw Maud Muller standing still!"
the stockholders of this Company, was held at the
office of the corporation in Cincinnati, on Wednes
day. There was a fair attendance, including many
of the largest stockholders. Larz Anderson, Esq.,
was appointed chairman; Samuel Trevor, secrctarv
The following is a statement of the bonded and
floating debt, and the Capital Stock, to .lan. 1,
1859 :
First Mortgage Bonds and interest $2,193,500
Old 2d do. do. do 318.995
('-instruction do. <!- 4.637,020
Income do. ilo 3.501.185
Total Bonded llebt $10,739,600
Old Floating Debt and Interest 140.000
Hue Contractors, Messrs. Aspinvall .v As
socint-s and Interest 308.400
Capita! Stock of the Company 6.000.000
City of Cincinnati—Capital Stock, for which
is held $1,000,000 in Stock as Collateral GOO.OOO
Total $18,148,000
Annual Interest on Bonded Bebt at 7 per cent., $600,000
Annual Interest on Floating Bebt at 6 per cent., 3-1..500
Interest on City Debt, after 1861. at 6 per cent , 36,000
Interest on over due Coupons. SS7O.OH) at 7
percent 60.000
Total Annual Interest $818,300
The past due interest on the mortgage bonds
which the company is unable to meet amounts to
8646,240, and there exist heavy liabilities to the
city of Cincinnati, and a floating debt of about
§530,000. The requirements of the road, essential
to its own improvement and permanency, will ex
haust the entire net earnings for several months to
come, rendering a further accumulation of interest
At a meeting in November the Directors adopted
a preamble and resolutions from which the above
statements are taken. They also say, it is highly
desirable that the indebtedness of the Company
should be capitlaizcd or otherwise arranged, so that
the Company may be effectually relieved from the
payment, hereafter, of so large an amount of inter
est as is now accumulating.
Thecapital stock of the Company is now too large
to admit of such an increase, as will be sufficient
for the purpose of such capitalization, without cre
ating a capital stock which would bear an undue
proportion to the fair value of the road and appur
tenances, and which would therefore have but a
nominal value per share, thev therefore earnestly
recommended to the stockholders, the adoption of
some general and comprehensive scheme for the re
duction of the present bonded and stock capital,
and for the adjustment of liabilities, and the imme
diate appointment of a committee on the part of the
stockholders, at a general meeting to be called for
that purpose, to whom full powers to carry out a
proper plan shall be given, and the President was
directed to call such meeting at sucli time and place
as he may deem proper.
The stockholders met as already stated, and pass
ed resolutions which recognize the condition of the
company, and request the various parties inter
ested. viz: the Bondholders, the Floating debt
Creditors, the City of Cincinnati, to appoint a Com
mittee to represent their respective interests, to
meet a Committee of Stockholders, with authority
to consummate some arrangements for the reduction
of the bonded debt and stock capital of the Compa
ny, and for the adjustment of its other liabilities.—
Authorized tho appointment of a Committee on the
part of the Stockholders, empowered to agree to
some general and comprehensive plan that shall
equitably protect the various interests, and at the
same time effectually relieve the Company from
the heavy burthen of debt which is now crushing
out its energies and destroying its usefulness, and
freely commit their interests to the Committee.
All the Stockholders of the Company are recom
mended to unite with those present in the execution
of an authority to the Committee, authorizing
them to bind the subscribers respectively, by any
plan of adjustment which they may adopt for the
reduction of the stock capital and liabilities of the
V. Worthington. James C. Hall, J. 1). Leltmcr,
John Ross, and Y. D. M. Barlow, and the Chairman
of the meeting compose the Committee. A Power
of Attorney, giving the Committee full authority to
carry out the obj ?ct of the resolutions, was numer
ously signed, and left with the Secretary for addi
tional signatures.
The Montreal Transcript of Tuesday says it has
reliable intelligence that Lords Orosvencr and Cav
endish, and Hon. Mr. Ashley, have been killed by-
Indians. It says :
They came to this country with the twofold ob
j-ct of acquiring information and obtaining sport.
With this view they accompanied the Right Hon*.
Mr. Ellice as far as' St. Paul, Minnesota, and there
left him to proceed to the prairies of the far West
on a hunting excursion.
It appears that they there joined a portion of
the Sionx tribe of Indians: and that while on the
tramp they were met by a hostile party of the Crow
tribe. who set upon them, overpowered them, and
eventually murdered the whole.
Lord Bury, who is at present at Montreal and
from whom the news was received, has undertaken
the task of communicating the sad tidings to the
parents of the unhappy noblemen.
Lord Grosvener is a son of the Marquis of West
minster: Lord Cavendish, of the Duke of Devon
shire; and the Hon. Mr. Ashley, ol' the Earl of
Palace Company propose to hold a festival on the
birthday, and to revive on the occasion the old tra
(litions of tlic minstrel. Fifty guineas are offered
for the best poem in honor of Burns—lists open to
all the world—language English, not Scotch—metre
and matter at the writer's own discretion. Three
judges, not yet named, will decide on the merits,
and the monpw will be paid immediately after the
public recitation of the poem.
I ESCAPE FROM INDIANS.—The Waco (Texas) Demo-
I crnt says : i
While at Cora, last week, we learned Horn Judge ;
Chandler, Chief Justice of Brown county, that two
of the children of Joshua Jacks >n, a little boy about
11 years, and a little girl J years of age, had suc
ceeded in making their escape from the Indians,
and were found by some person and carric d in and
delivered up to their friends. The eldest daughter,
i fourteen years of age, taken at the same time, was
, found dead and scalped. The two little ones made
| their escape from the Indians about four miles from
i the place where the Cora boys had their fight,
I mentioned in another part of our paper. Ihey
' say there is with the Indians, a white man/(sup
| posed to be Tom Middlcton,) who paints hiinsclt
like an Indian every morning; and, also, a white (
woman about fourteen or fifteen years of age, !
j who does not pretend to talk English at all.
' The children say that it was her that killed their
| mother. They say the Indians left tliem (the chil
dren) in charge of the white man and woman at
' their camp, and went off and were gone some two
I or three days, when the white man and woman also
: left, telling the children if they attempted to escape
that they would be killed. The children went in
j search of water, and while out the Indians return
ed. and th<' little ones, remembering the threat, hid
themselves in a thicket for three days, until the In
dians left, and then started for the settlements, and
were found as above stated.
SWITZERLAND. —The conflict between the Govern
ment of Aargau and the Catholic Church, respect
ing the proclamation of mixed marriages (between .
Catholics ami Protestants) in Catholic Churches, j
has been settled by a compromise, the Pope having :
authorized the parish priests to publish the bans of
all such marriages, on condition that in the publi
cation no mention be made of the difference of reli
gion, and that in the certificates of publication it
be remarked thai, "with the exception of the diffe
rence of creed, there is no other obstacle to the
conclusion of the marriage."
Sherman Sutton, of Delaware Co., X. V., was
arrested in Philadelphia on Friday evening, sus
pected of being a dealer in counterfeit money. Ho
had upon his person a valise, in which were found
a few articles of clothing, a couple of knives, up
wards of SSOO in spurious half and quarter dollars,
and a pocket-book containing note* and gold ;
amounting to $l5O, supposed to be genuine. ;
P. A. McDonald, of Cincinnati, offers SIO,OOO for
a machine that will print addresses on newspapers
and other documents after they have been envel
oped. The Vicksburg Whig s&ya that a distingiush
ed citizen of that place has perfected an invention
which he thinks will print the names on newspapers
before they are enveloped at the rate of two hun
dred a minute, or faster.
The New Bedford Mercury learns from an au
thentic source that the real name of I'lummor, the
principal in the Junior tragedy, is William Y. Sum
ner; that he is a relative of Senator Sumner, and
that the sum of one thousand dollars was raised by
the Sumner family, in the vicinity of Boston, to de- j
frav the expenses of employing counsel for his de
fence. j
Resolutions have been introduced in the Georgia
Senate requesting Hons, nenrv J. Benciog and
Charles J. McDonald of the Supreme Court, of that j
State, to resign, because their decision in Robin
son vs. Beall is condemned by the people. The de
cision as stated in debate is:* that corporations, or I
stockholders in banks, are not liable after the expi- '
ration of their charters.
In a case just finished in the Court of Common jj
Pleas, Westmoreland Co., Pa., a verdict has been
given against the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. for
$5,775. The case was brought by an employee of
the road for injuries received from some careless
ness of some of the other hands on the train —his
leg being smashed. j
On Wednesday last, the New York Presbytery
of the Reformed Presbyterian Church decided that
Rev. Dr. Christie, seventy-five years of age, a mar
ried man, and for many years pastor of the Rc- j
formed Presbyterian Church, Sullivan street, was
guilty of the charges preferred against him in a j
•'rim. con.
The exploring party commissioned by the color- j
ed men's convention which met recently at Chat
ham, C. W., to go to the Yoruba country, Africa, j
will sail next month if the amount needed, $15,000,
be raised. Yoruba lies west of the Niger and im- !
mediately north of the Eastern extremity of upper i
Guinea. j
The Conrrier den Etats Unix of Saturday says :
"Mr. B. Ellman, manager of the Italian Opera, has
been arrested on a charge of libel, preferred against
him by Mr. C. Lassalle. Messrs. C. Breusing and |
Isidor Ilauser have furnished bonds to the amount j
of $5,000 required by the court, to place Mr. LTII- j
man at liberty."
Michael McGorman was arrested by Sheriff Revn
olds and Mr. T. Drennen, near Klkton, on Monday
Inst, for passing counterfeit "tens" of the Bank ot
Wilmington and Brandy wine. An associate of Me-
Gorman's, after a struggle with the sheriff, made
his escape. In his coat, which he left behind, four
of the counterfeits were found.
The Quebec JAniiry says: "The City Council,
which often sits under a guard of fifty police, was
again besieged last night, and the flour stores have
been threatened by riotous assemblies of the people.
These are the circumstances under which the navi
gation closes and the winter commences in this city. •
A Princeton correspondent of the Newark Daily
Advertiser says that the stat -ment which has been
extensively copied that a student of Princeton Col
lege had attempted suicide, while under the influ
ence of Hasheesh, is " an unmitigated hoax."
Of the $200,000 appropriated for the El Paso and
Fort Yuma wagon road, there remains unexpended,
and ready to be returned into the vaults of Uncle
J Sam, the sum of thirty-nine thousand six hundred
and twenty-one dollars and two cents.
The Boston Burns Club has received a fan-simile
of the original manuscript of Burn's "Cotter's Sa- <
turday Night," from Mrs. James Inglis. and, from
the same source, a relic from the birth-place of the
Bard of Scotland.
(Jo v. Lowe, of lowa, lias demanded the arms
of the German Yeager's, of Keokuk, and an Irish
Company at Fort Dcs Moines. The reason assigned
is that the muskets are wanted for the defence of
the frontier against Indians.
Edward Crosby, 14 years of age, an errand boy
; for Kiggins & Kellogg, booksellers, in New York,
i lias been arrested for forgery and burglary upon
his employers. When arrested he was living in
style at a hotel.
Prof. John S. Hart, for sixteen years Principal of
the Philadelphia High School, gave his farewell to
the pupils on Friday last. During his term of ser
vice 3,900 pupils had been under his charge.
Thursday, the lsth, which wag celebrated as
! Thanksgiving day in several States, was the 30flth
i anniversary of the Protestant faith in England by
i the accession of Elizabeth to the throne.
; Hall's Boston Brass Band have volunteered to
give concerts in Montreal, in aid of a fund for the
restoration of the Nelson Monument in that city, it
being in a sadly dilapidated condition.
A public subscription has been opened for erect
ing a statue to the late Arv Scheffer, at Dordrecht,
| in Holland, his native place, and a committee for
promoting it has been formed in Paris.
The Jesuits haye sent eight missionaries to China,
five to Syria, and others to South America and
Madagascar. Several brethren of the Ecolcs Chrc
ticnncs have also gone to Constantinople.^
Judge Thomas, of the Massachusetts Supremo
Court, has sent his resignation to Gov. Banks, to
take effect from January 1, 1859. He was appoint
ed by Gov. Clifford, six years hence.
A tiger over seven feet long and from three and
a half to four feet high was killed near Millersburg,
Bourbon county, Ky., on Sunday last. It is proba
ble that he had escaped from some menagerie. j
It is stated that 500 applications for the ten West
Point Cadets hips, in the gift of the President, are
already on file at the war Department. The ap
pointments will not be made till February.
The New York Academy of Music is leased for sg*
every Sunday night during the year to come; price
of hiring 810,000.
Two colored men. named liordley and Lawson,
were drowned in Elk River, at Elk Neck, Cecil
county, on Saturday 27th.
Samuel Wilkins, a deaf and dntnb man, and a
carpenter, was robbed of $283, all he was worth, in
Springfield, Mass.,a few days since.
According to the official returns of the recent
j election in Berks county, Pa., Keim's majority over
Wanner, Adm. Dein., is 400.
Geo. L. Dunlap, Assistant Superintendent, has
been appointed Superintendent of the Chicago, St.
Paul and Fond du Lac Railroad.
The Greensburg (Pa.) Herald urges the nomina
tion of lion. Simon Cameron for President, b\ the
A lite of Chief Justice Parsons will shortly he
issued, written by his son, Hon. Thcophilus Parsons
of Harvard.
\\ M 11. EUKK
And Importers of
And Manufacturers of Domestic.
Also, keep constantly on hand, IMPKS of every kind,
Snuffs and Smoking Tobacco, Tobacco Knives, kt\,at low
est market prices.
Terras to regular customers, 4 months. First Rills in
variably cash. si
OPERA GLASSES.—Fust received a very
superior lot of Ojkra Classes at WEBB'S JEWELRY
STORE, S. E. corner of Baltimore and Charles
street. 0c25-tf
AHh 8188 & CO.,
Cor. BaUlrrston strrrt. eatt side.
Have received their full assortment of STO\ ES. I I
XACES, RANGES, GRATES, Ac., eomprtoiiig entire!,
new styles, never before introduced here.
I Those in want of a good and liandsouv article will nnu
it t their interest to call before purchasing elsewhere
! We are also prepared to furnish all Furnaces,
Stoves,&c., formerly sold liy Wor!< \ \ Mahaney. and all
necessary Repairs for the same. _ n2O-t.il
is:, S —NOTICE IS HEREBY LIVEN that the Rook< con
taining tt- 11 cord of HI.- -OM'iit mad- in conformity
with the ordinance entitled "An ordlnan. . for the gene
ral valuation and ASSESSMENT W'<\P7 \ R'L)
Baltimore:" . d May 28th, 1858, H L BKOT KNKD
FOR IT BMC EXAMINATION, AT t!W office of theßo. - T
| of Control and Review
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