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VOL. IV —NO. 515.
•mmitlee of Arbitration for the month of September.
ffifratag anb Commercial
BALTIMORE, October 19, 1859.
There was some little movement to-day in Railroad
shares, but in other Stocks there was very little done.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad continues to improve, and a
further advance of # of a dollar per share was establish
ed in it to-day. There were 265 shares sold as follows,
viz : 100 at ssß* buyer 30 days, 140 at ssC#@s7 regular
way, and 25 at ss7in' buyer6o days, all ex-dividend. 1*
closed at $57 bid, ss7,'s asked cash, for the opening. Of
Northern Central Railway there were 200 shares sold at S2O
seller 10 and 60 days, and 50 shares at s2o# buyer CO days,
and the market for it closed at S2O bid, s2o# asked regu
lar way, these figures being an advance of # to # on the
closing figures of yesterday. We note also a sale of
SI,OOO Baltimore City C's 1890 at 98#, and this with the
sales of Railroad shares comprise all the transactions at
the Board. Although there was nothing done *ln Rail
road bonds, they were steady at the previous rates. Bal
timore and Ohio 1885's closed at 80 bid, 80# asked, and
Northern Central 1885 ? s at 66# bid, 67 asked. Mining,
stocks continue pretty firm. Guilford left off to-day at
$2 bid, s2# asked, and Gardner Hill at s2# bid, s2#
asked regular way.
In New York to-day most of the stocks on the list
were higher. Erie advanced #; New York Central #;
Cleveland and Toledo #; Michigan Southern #; Michi
gan Southern guaranteed #; Rock Island #; Harlem #;
Canton #; and Missouri C"s #. Reading sold at the first
board at yesterday's closing price, but at the second it
dropped off I#, Galena and Chicago also declined #, and
Virginia 6"s #.
. WEDNESDAY. October J9.1859.
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Through \\ 11. 1,1 AM FISHER & SON, Stock and Bill Brokers.
\'o. 22 South street.
Ist Board. 2d Board
Virginia 6's 9t# oo
Missouri f's 85 85
Illinois Central bonds 85# 00
Canton Company 17# 00
Erie Railroad 7# 7#
New York Central Railroad 80# 80#
Reading Railroad 38 36#
Panama Railroad oo UO
Cleveland and Toledo Railroad 19# 00
Michigan Southern Railroad 4# 00
Cumberland Coal 00 00
Harlem Railroad o0 9#
Galena and <'hicago 00 74#
Michigan Southern, guaranteed 16# 00
LaCrosse and Milwaukie Railroad 00 00
Hock Island Railroad 64# on
steady. steady.
The New York Tribune of yesterday says:
The mail by the Cunard steamer is a moderate one, and
in consequence of the variety of outside bills, an advance
of por cnt. has been established on sterling. The
range is lo9#f<£llo#.
The receipts of Cotton last week at all the ports were
375,000 hales, against 340,000 for the same week last year.
Stock 319,000 bales.
The following is a comparative statement of the exports
(exclusive of specie) from New York to foreign ports
since January 1:
1857. 1858. 1859.
For the week $2,132,124 $937,137 $1,480,092
Previously reported 53,481,187 48,578,783 61,047,443
Since January 1 $ 55,610,311 49,515,920 52,527,651
WEDNESDAY. October 19.
COFFF.E.—There is still an inquiry for Coffee, and the
market for it continues quite firm. We have reported to
day a sale of 500 bags Rio at 11# cts., but we hear of no
transactions in other descriptions. Coffee closes steady
at the quotations, which arc as follows, viz: 11(0)11 # cts.
for medium to fair Rio,ll #®l2 cts. for good do., 12#cts. for
prime do.; 12-3)12# cts. for Laguayra, and 15#fa)l6# cts.
for Java. The stock of Coffee here is about3B,ooo bags.
FLOUR.—We remark rather more inquiry for Flour to
day than there has been for some days past, and a some
what better feeling in the market. Sales were reported
on 'Change of 100 bbls. Ohio, and 1.300 bbls. Howard
Street Super, mostly choice brands at $5.12#, ar.d of 500
bbls. City Mills do. at $4 87# per bid. City Mills Super
was however generally held at $5, and at the close there
was no Howard Street or Ohio do. tobehad under $5.12#
per bbl. There is but little inquiry for E*tra Flour and
we hear of no sales being made to-day. We quote Ohio
Extra at $5.50; Howard Street do at $5.50(5)5.62#, and
City Mills do. at $6 for regular shipping, and $6.75 per
bbl. for fancy brands.
FAMILY FLOUR.— Family Flourcontinues in good demand
and very firm. Welch's is bringing $7.75. and we quote the
Patapsco, Reservoir, Silver Spring, Ashland and Shenan
doah brands at $7.25 per bbl. We quote Howard Street
Family at $6 50 per bbl.
RYE FLOUR AND CORN MEAL.—R.vc Flour is steady
at $4.50 per bbl., but we hear of no sales of consequence.
For Corn Meal there is some inquirv aud we have reported
sales of 2CO bbls. Baltimore at $4.37# per bbl. We quote
Brandywine at $4 37#@4.50 per bbl.
GRAlN.—Wheat was in rather light supply this morn
ing, the receipts amounting to only about 9.000 bushels,
but the demand for it was active and the market very
firm. Red sold at 115n 120 cts. for good to prime, anil
white at 120 cts. for ordinary, 127(qi131 cts. for fair, 134(w
140 cts. for good to prime, and one or two choice lots
brought 145 cts. Of Corn there were about 8,000 bushels
received. Yellow was firm at.j-esterdav's rates, but white
was rather lower. White sold at 91(a 93 cts., and yellow
At 92(a.94 cts. per bushel. Rye was dull and rather lower
this morning. We quote Maryland at 85(0)83 cts., and
Pennsylvania at 93(a95 cts. There were some 450 bushels
offered on 'Change but no sales were made. Oats continue
in fair supply, the receiDts to-day reaching about 3,500
bushels. Maryland sold at [email protected] cts., and we quote
Pennsylvania at 40(c£42 cts.
MOLASSES.—We note a sale to-day at auction of 18
hhds. Porto Rico Molasses part tart, at 27 cts., but there is
nothing of consequence doing in Molasses by private con
tract. We still quote tart Cuba at 21(u.22 cts. and sweet
do at 25(a 26 cts. for clayed, and 27(a)28 cts. for Muscova
do; English Island at 25(Va30cts., and New Orleans at
39(u)41 cts. per gallon.
PROVlSlONS.—Provisions are still quiet, and rather
heavy. There is some retail demand for Bacon but there
are no large lots selling. The sales to-day include some
40 to 50 hhds. Shoulders and Sides at B#(aß# cts. for the
former, and 10#(mlO# cts. for the latter, and about 700
pieces Hams at from 10# to 13 cts. We quote Bulk Meat
nominal at 7# cts. for Shoulders, and 9#(ao# cts. for
Sides, but we hear of no sales. We have reported to-day
sales of 80 bbls. Mess Pork at $15.50, which is a decline
of 25 cts. per bbl., and of 330 bbls. Prime do. at $11.25
per bbl. Rump Pork may be quoted at $11.50
per bbl. Lard is steady at 11# cts. in barrels and
tierces, and 12#(nU3cts. in kegs, and we quote Beef at
[email protected] cts. for old and new Baltimore packed No. 1, and
sl4(fiil7 per bbl. for do. Mess.
RICE —Rice is dull, but we still quote it as ranging
froLi 3# to 4# cts. for fair to prime.
SUGARS.—Messrs. Lemraon fc Brogden offered to-day.
at auction, 149 hhds. Porto Rico Sugar, 126 hhds. of which
was sold at prices ranging from $6.35 to $7.45, the quality
being common to good, but we hear of no sales being
made by the brokers. Sugars close steady at the fol
lowing rates, viz: $6<0'6.37# for common to good
refining Cuba and English Island; $C.50(a)7.25 for grocers'
styles Cuba; $7.25(a57.50 for fair to good Porto Rico and
New Orleans; and [email protected] for prime and choice do.
SEEDS—We are not advised of any transactions
worth noting to-day in Feeds, but we quote Cloverseed
as before at [email protected] 50 for new, and Timothy do. at $2.-
[email protected] per bashel. There is but little Cloverseed coming
forward, and Timothy do. is scarce and much wanted.
Flaxseed may be quoted to-day at 140(o 145 cts.
SALT.—Liverpool Salt is firm with rather an upward
tendency. Ground Alum is selling to-day at 90 cts., and
fine at 140 cts. for Marshall's and Jeffrey & Darcy's,and
155 cts. per sack for Ashton's. We still quote Turks
Island Salt at 17(alS cts. per bushel.
WHlSKEY.—Whiskey is inactive and rather heavy.
We quote Pennsylvania at 28 cts., City at 28# cts., and
Ohio at 28#(a29 cts. We have reported to-day sales of
100 bbls. City Whiskey at 28# cts., and 100 bbls. Ohio do.
at 29 cts.
Quercitron Bark there is very little doing, the stock is
light, and the market firm at S2B for Ist No. X. No
change in Tanners' Bark.
Floor and Meal.—There is very little export demand
for Hour to-day, and the market is steady but very quiet
at previous quotations, $5®5.12)£ being the uniform
asking rates for superfine, the latter for good straight
brands, which are comparatively scarce. The trade are
buying to a moderate extent only at from these rates up
to $5 50(5)6.50 per bbl. for extras and fancy brands as to
quality. Rye Flour and Corn Meal are scarce and very
quiet, the former is selling in a small way at $4.25, and
the latter at $3.75 per bbl. for Pennsylvania Meai.
Grain—Thereisnot much Wheat offering, but the de
mand is limited and prices the same. Sales include
about 5,000 bushels, chiefly prime Delaware red at $1.24(a,
1.25. and some small lots white at [email protected], the latter
for fair quality. Rye is steady with further sales of 600
bushels Pennsylvania at 90 cts., and 700 do. Delaware at
86 cts. Corn is dull, and about 7.000 bushels yellow have
been disposed of at 91 cts. in store, and 92®93 cts. afloat,
chiefly at the latter rate for prime Delaware, Oats are in
steady request, with sales of 2,500 bushels Delaware to
note at 44 cts., and 3.000 do, Pennsvlvania and New York
on terms kept private. Barley and Malt are unchanged
and firm.
Groceries—Holders are firm in their views, with light
stocks generally to operate in, and the sales are confined
to small lots of Rio Coffee at 12cts., on time.
Iron.—The mark't for this staple is steady and firm,
with a reduced stock of pig metal to operate in, and only
about 300 tons anthracite have been disposed of at S22X
for No. 1 and $22)4 for No. 2, on time. Nothing doing in
other kinds worthy of notice, and no Scotcli pig in first
hands. Jianuracturediron is selling to a moderate ex
tent without change in quotations.
Lead is unchanged and sales to the extent of about 4.800
pigs Galena are reported on terms kept private.
Naval Stores remain quiet, and about 250 bbls. Spirits
Turpentine only have been sold at [email protected] cts., mostly at
4714 cts. per gallon. Nothing doing in Rosin. Tar and
Pitch continue scarce and high.
Provisions —The market generally is firm but quiet,
with a reduced stock of most kinds to operate in. Mess
Pork is quoted at $16(0(16.50. the latter for smalt lots, and
Mess Beef at $12®15 per bbl., as to brand. Of Bacon
the sales have been limited at lO%(aHOXc. for Sides, and
s X<<£ R Xc. f° r Shoulders. Hams arc selling as wanted at
12X;a,]3Xc. for plain and fancy cured, and the latter
very scarce. Of salted meats the stock is nearly ex
hausted, and we quote Hams at [email protected], Sides [email protected]
9Xc.,and Shoulders at [email protected] Lard is firm at HX®
11 Xc for bbls. and tierces, and 12c. for kegs, and not
much doing. Butter is in better demand, solid selling
at 10:a)l'Jc.. and roll at 16®17c. per lb. Cheese is steady
at 9X a 1014 c., and Eggs at 16®17c. per doz., for western
and State.
Seeds—Cloverseed continues in steady demand, with
sales of 350 bushels to note, at [email protected], mostly at
$5.6214 per bushel, for good to prime lots. Timothy is
worth [email protected] per bushel, and hut little selling. "Do
mestic Flaxseed is taken by the crushers at $1.55(51 60
per bushel.
Whiskey is selling at 2Xffl27e. for Drudge, [email protected])fc.
for Pennsylvania bbls. and 29c. for Prison and Ohio, as
to lots; hhds. are very scarce at 27_Xc
Freights continue dull. Some further engagements for
seed have been made by the packet to Liverpool at 255.
per ton, and 1,500 bbls. rosin at'2s. per bbl. To London
•205.(a:225. 6d. per ton are the going rates for heavy goods,
and but little offering. West India freights are very in
active. No change in Boston freights, and business fair.
Colliers continue scarce and in demand, at a further ad
vance. The going rates are $1.85 to Boston, $1.40t0
Providence, $1.25 to New Haven, $1.05 to New York,
$1 20 to Richmond, $1.15 to Petersburg, $1 to Washing
ton, and 80.0,90 cts. per ton to Baltimore, from Port Rich
PROVIDENCE MARKET, October 15.—Wool—Market
firm. The sales for the week have been 105,400 lbs. Fleece
at from 35 to 60c , 1,000 lbs. Pulled at from 37 to 40c. 12,-
900 lbs. Foreign at from 28 to3oc.
PRINTING CLOTHS. —Market continues inactive
No material change in prices. The following are the sales
for the week:
3.000 pieces 64x64,5),'c.
7,000 do 64 x 64 , 6Xc.
3,000 do 00x68 , sJjc.
3,000 do 60x 64 , s*e.
3,500 do 60x64,5*c.
5,000 do 60X60,514c.
24,500 pieces.— Providence Journal.
< WILMINGTON MARKET, October 18.—Turpentine -
Sales yesterday of 353 bbls. at $2.90 for Virgin and Yel
low dip, per 280 lbs. No sales to-day.
Spirits —No sales that we have heard of.
Rosin —Nothing doing in either grade.
Tar.—Sales yesterday of 54 bbls. at $2.35 per bbl.
NEW YORK, Oct. 19.—Cotton—sales of 800 bales to day,
and 1,000 yesterday; market firm. Flour is firm—sales of
18,500 bbls.; State [email protected]; Ohio $4.40®6.50; South
ern $5.30(5)5.50. Wheat lias advanced—sales of 47,000
bushels at an advance of 1 cent; red Southern U6(a>l2s;
Western white 137(5,140ct5. Corn is firm—sales of 5,000
bushels; mixed sl. Pork—Prime has ad vanced 6 cts.—
, ; Me,a $15.37)4. Lard is steady at
11®11), cts. Whiskey is steady at 29 cts. Sugars are
less active; New Orleans by auction 614 @6* cts.; Musco
vado 6®7 cts. Spirits Turpentine heavy at 4#@47 cts.
Rosin is heavy at $1.55. Rice is firm at 3V®4X
Cattle Market Beeves have advanced 50 berewt Re
ceipts 3,000 head. Fair qualities have improved most
sales at prions ranging from 614 to 1014 cts. Extra quali
ty IX OU. Shtep—market depressed. Receipts 17 000
head-sales at a decline of 25 cts. Swine—market firm— I
receipts 10,000 head—sales at [email protected] cts.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. X9. —Flour is steady; Superfine
$5.12)4. Wheat is dull—sales of 6.000 bushels; red 124® j
125 cts. Corn i 9 dull: yellow 90(3)92 cts. Whiskey closed
firm at 28)4(a.29 cts. |
WINDSOR, N. S— Brig Condor.
240 tons plaster, Kelsey k Gray.
NEW YORK— Schr. E. J. Raijnor.
35 blocks marble, Hugh Sisson.
PORTLAND— Schr. Adaline.
300 bbls. svrup, 150 do. sugar, S. P.Thompson k Co.,
50 bbls. mackerel, 50 kits do., order.
BOSTON — Steamer William Jenkins.
104 hales dry goods. Rice, Chase & Co ; 118 cases do.,
Duvall, Keighler & Co.; 210 do. boots and shoes, Magraw
, & Koons; 108 do. T. ,T. Magruder; 115 do. J. C. Balder
ston; 118 do., Grinnell & Jenkins: 204 do.. 160 bbls. mack
arel, B. k O. R. R.; 180 bbls. herrings, Pennsylvania R.
R.; 100 drums
goods, sundry persons.
HAVANA — BarI; Julia Dean.
400 tons coal, 10 bbls. rosin oil, *26 do. provisions, 6bake
ovens, 2 bundles slides, 1 stove, 250 kegs R. R. spikes, 100
car springs, 4 hhds. gi9 coal. 150 cross ties,34 doz. scoops.
ST. JOHNS, N. F.— Br. Brigantine Laurel.
1438 bbls. Uour, 75 boxes crackers, 20 bbls. bread. 1
tierce hams.
HALIFAX, N. S.— Schr. Comet.
1050 bbls flour. $
HALIFAX, October 19.— The steamer Europa ar
rived here this afternoon from Liverpool with
dates to the Bth inst.
The steamer Kangaroo arrived at Queenstown on
the 6th. The steamers Ocean Queen arrived out on
on the 7th, and the Persia on the Bth.
The Zurich Conference was still in progress.
It was reported that the steamer Great Eastern
was expected to leave Portland for Holyhead on the
day the Europa sailed.
Italian affairs are unchanged. There was great
agitation at Naples and numerous arrests had been
Later advices from India have been received.
The discharged European troops had consented to
go to China.
The ship American Congress was ashore in the
English Channel. It was expected she would be
The United States frigate Constellation and
steamer Sumpter was at St. Vincent's September
23 rd.
The ship American Congress got aground near
Cowes light, but got off and was towed to Spit
The ship Cano from New York for Rotterdam,
was ashore at Smith's Pampus on the 4th. No
The ship Lancaster from San Francisco for Aus
tralia, foundered off Malaki duly 10th.
There was nothing further known as to the pro
ceedings of the Zurich conference beyond the gen
eral assertion that some progress continued to be
made towards the signing of a treaty of peece. It
is said the treaty will be complicated and will leave
Austria with the door open to quarrel with Pied
The Paris Constitutionnel has an article from the
chief editor stating that the preliminaries at Villa
franca had rescued Italy from every foreign inter
vention under whatever name and from whatever
power. France confines herself to giving the Italians
proper advice which, if followed, would have en
sured the prosperity of Central Italy, but having
in vain offered advice she cannot dictate orders for
The latest reports say that a treaty between
France and Austria will probably be sighed on the
10th or 12tli inst.
Austria has consented to sign on all questions
belonging to Lombardy.
The British official correspondence relative to
the Pei-bo affair has been published. Lord Russell
fully approves the course taken. He says that pre
parations are making, in conjunction with France,
to enable tbe forces to support the Plenipotentiaries
in their instructions.
Minister Bruce's letter expresses the opinion that
the Chinese will not make difficulties about ex
changing ratifications with him, as the conditions
under which the American Minister is alone en
titled to visit Pekin contain nothing offensive to
the Chinese. Mr. Bruce acknowledges his indebt
edness to Mr. Ward and Commodore Tatnall, and
concludes bv saying; "Mr. Ward's position is one
of considerable difficulty, nor do I see, after our
unsuccessful attempts at Pei-ho, that any course
was open save the one he adopted."
The Heirs' city article of Friday evening says tbe
demand for money has increased.
The Times says'the funds are quiet, with a slight
tendency toward an increase in tbe demand.
The ship jßed Jacket, on her voyage from Liver
pool to Australia, ran down the ship Elizabeth Wal
ker, and the crew had only time to get on board
the Red Jacket before their vessel sank.
The details of the loss of the steamer Admattes,
trading between Adelaide and Melbourne, say she
struck a rock and broke op. Forty passengers
clung to the bulwarks, but one after another was
washed away. The remainder were five days with
out food, and fifty died of cold and hunger."
Accounts from Paris of Hon. Mr. Mason's funeral
on the sth inst., at the United States Chapel, say
the foreign ministers were all present, and numer
ous other distinguished persons atttended. The
body was to be sent immediately to America.
The Paris Patrie says that a special corps of fif
teen hundred men will go to China via Egypt.
The fortifications on the coast of France, from
Hnvre to Caen, are being carried on with extreme
The London Herald's special Paris correspondent
says it is strictly true that Napoleon has a secret
understanding with Austria and Sardinia which en
ables him to command the whole Italian seaboard
as far as Civita Vecchia, and another step in fur
therance of his scheme is an expedition to Morocco,
as the Mediterranean squadron, which sailed from
Toulon with ten thousand men for Morocco, would
command the African coast from Algiers to Ceuta.
The Times' correspondent is assured that six steel
plated frigates have been ordered, and twenty large
transports capable of conveying fifteen hundred
men each, are building or ordered.
Accounts from Italy say that on fhe sth, Anniti,
the President of the late military commission of the
ex-Duke of Parma was discovered to have arrived
at Parma in dißguisc, his purpose being to get up
a conspiracy. The door of the Guard house where
he took refage was forced by the populace and
Anniti was killed. Perfect tranquility had subse
quently prevailed.
Another version of the affair savs he was merely
passing through the city, and'was dragged through
the streets, buffeted, and finally, that his head was
cut off and carried in triumph.
A vague rumor was in circulation that the Prince
Cavignand had accepted the Regency of Central
Italy for the King of Sardinia.
It has been confirmed that the Sardinian Minis
ter at Rome bad received his passports.
The government of Bologna has adopted the Sar
dinian Custom's tariff.
Mazzini has addressed a letter to the King of
Sardinia, frankly renouncing his personal opinion,
and promising to support the Democratic party, if
the King can and will make Italy free.
The letters from Naples say there is great agita
tion there. Fourteen persons belonging to the
highest families have been arrested, being accused
of holding meetings for fhe discussion of political
affairs. The Government was taking active pre
cautionary measures against an apprehended out
It was reported that Gen. Garibaldi had entered
the Marshes, and the rumor caused much sensation
at Naples. Tbe latest accounts say the parties
above referred to had been arrested without a pro
The Pope has informed, the Great Powers that he
will not give up bis temporal powers, and will, if
necessary, call upon the Catholic Powers to support
Advices from Turkey say that Omar Pasha, chief
of the army of Bagdad, has been deprived of his
command because he abuses his authority.
The reported appearance of the plague at Bevrout
is denied. *
The India mails reached London the morning
the steamer sailed, but not in time for the Europa.
The force to be sent to India would number ten
thousand men.
Disturbances were imminent on the coast of
It was reportoa that the people of Jeypore would
not comply with the disarming order. Nena Sahib
was in Nepaul.
China dates to August had reached Bombay, but
nothing important.
From South America accounts say that the negoti
ations initiated by the American Minister bad ended
without any result. Mr. Yancey was about to
embark for the United States. Prepartions for war
between Buenos Ayres and the Argentine Confed
eration were being made with activity.
The London limes says til it Mr. Yancey failed
because his demands were tantamount to requiring
the unconditional surrender of Buenos Ayres to
LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET. —The sales of the week
have been 54,000 bales, of which 3,000 bales were taken on
speculation and 11.500 bales forex|>ort. Fair and Mid
dling qualities have slightly advanced, inferior qualities
continue unsaleable. Holders offer freely but show no dis
position to press sales, owing to an improved trade de
mand. The sales of Friday amount to 10,000 hales, includ
ing 3,000 bales on speculation and for export Stock in port
580,000 bales, of which 440,000 bales are American. No
quotations received.
Manchester advices are unfavorable. There is hut
little inquiry and prices are weak and slightly lower.
The Cotton Brokers at Liverpool and the manufacturers
are again raising a loud cry against the practice of mix
ing sand, dust, etc., with American cotton. The Brokers'
Association at Liverpool have presented a memorial to
the American Chamber of Commerce requesting its influ
ence to stop the practice. The memorial says during the
past year the sand and dust has probably been equivalent
to 100.000 bales, and a stiii greater depreciation of the
value of Cotton.
&Lo. quote: Flour is firm at 225. 6d.ffi27s. per bbl.
i. 14 1 n l: ;lm ' there has been a better tone in the
B „'? cc Tuesday but closes quiet—red Western 9s.
[email protected] 6d., whiteOs. 9d.Tails, for all descriptions. Corn
is buoyant and all qualities have siightlv advanced un
7se(a7s i 6d" purc ' hsa -yellow 'ss. 9d @ss. 61.; white
Messrs. Bigland Alhay fcCo. say Flour is held for an
advance of 6d. to Is. per sack, and Corn at 6d. to Is. per
quarter. r
LIVERPOOL PROVISION MARKEi.-Beef is steady: infe
rior qualities have slightly declined. Pork is heavy and
unsaleable. Bacon quiet and quotations nominal Lard
is? firm and there is more doing at 555. 6d ISsfs Tallow
is in better demand: sales at 57®585.
LIVERPOOL PRODUCE MARKET.- Sugar is active and
all qualities have slightly declined. Coffee is quiet ' Rice
is firm. Rosin is dull at 4s 2d ®4s. 3d. Spirits Turpen
tine is steady at 355. [email protected] 9d. Tea Previous quota
tions are barely maintained for common grades Other
qualities are firmer. Pot Ashes quiet at 27s.(ti28s. Pearls
at 275. 9d0285. Baltimore Bark [email protected] Philadel
phia Bs. Oil (SBs 9d. Fish Oils are unchanged, with nn
average business doing. Linseed Oil [email protected] 6d.
LONDON MARKETS. —Breadstuff's close steady. Iron is
dull. Welsh bars have all declined from sto 15s. Su
gar is firm. Tea is quiet at Is. sd. Coffee is dull at a
slight decline.
LONDON MONEY MARKET —The Xloney market is de
cidedly morestringen*. There has been an average busi
ness, and prices are generally un -hangcd. Congo's 95.
Bullion has decreased f.27.000.
HAVRE MARKET. —SaIes of 6,000 hales of Cotton for
the week. Stock 6.5t4> hales. New Orleans tres ordinsire,
109fr. Bas 101. Brcadstufts are firm. Provisions steady.
Rice is firm. Spirits Turpentine closed firm at 35®
355. fid.
In American stocks a generally limited business has
been doing at previous rates.
From Brownsville and Mexico.
NEW ORI.EANS, Oct. 19. —Brownsville dates ol the
j Bth have been received. The fever had disappeared
j from that locality. The citizens had formed bat
| talions and stand on guard nightlv against the
! robbers.
Monterey advices of the 28th ult. say that Du
| rango was taken and sacked on the 10th bj r two
hundred robbers. Troops had armed and dispersed
them, killing many. The army at Monterey had
pronounced against Yidaurri. Gen. Marquez was
defeated twice on the 10th near Guadalajara by
Gen. Ogason of the Liberals. Marquez had asked
reinforcements from Gen. Woil.
Further from Brownsville.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 19.—Judge M'Cale of the
Federal Court to-day delivered a strong charge
against filibustering.
The steamer Indianola from Brownsville, with
dates to the 11th, has arrived.
The Mexican outlaw Cortinas, with several hun
dred men, is still encamped above Brownsville.
Another attack was expected before the govern
ment troops could arrive. Cortinas has issued a
proclamation saying that orderly and innocent peo
ple have nothing to fear, the object being to chas
' tise the sheriff and lawyers.
The Overland Mall.
ST. Loots, Oct. 18.—The Overland Mail, with San
Francisco dates of the 2Gth ult., arrived last night.
The Pacific Railroad Convention had adopted
resolutions favoring the central route, appointed
committees te mature plans to be recommended to I
the Legislature and Congress, and adjourned to
meet at Sacramento in January.
Judge Terry had been placed under SIO,OOO bonds
to appear for trial on the charge of killing Senator
The schooner Lewis Perry had arrived from the
Amoor River, with Russian-Asia advices to Aug.
12. A small steamer, capable of ascending the
Amoor River two thousand miles, had been launched
at Nicolaivski by a company of Americans, who
hare the privilege of navigating the river. The
Russian officials show the greatest favor to Ameri
can enterprises, and encourage the immigration of
American mechanics.
The bark Melita was lost in the Anioor river,
June 22. Vessel and cargo insured in Boston.
The Sacramento correspondent of the San Fran
cisco Bulletin says a project is on foot among the
Republicans to 'exclude Messrs Scott and Burch,
the Congressmen elect, from the House of Repre
sentatives, on the ground that the California Legis
lature neglected to District the State, as required
by Congress to comply with the Constitution,
which says that Representatives shall be elected
every two years.
Nearly the whole town of Monte Cristo was de
stroyed by fire on the 19th. Loss $92,000.
There had been another large fire at Diamond
Springs, involving a loss of 540,000.
Upwards of CO Pitt River Indians had been killed
by a party of citizens of Pitt River Valley, who de
sign to keep volunteers in the field till the Indians
are exterminated.
Business was dull at San Francisco, and quota
tions nominal.
Sailed from San Francisco Sept. 23, ship Charg
er, Hong Kong; 24th, ship Christina, Sydney,
N. S. W.
The Yaclit Wanderer Again.
SAVANNAH, Oct. 19. —The Yacht Wanderer sailed
last night without papers, having a full crew with
prisoners and ammunition. She has been stolen
from her owner. Mr. Lamar, by Capt. Martin, who
has been negotiating for her some time. The Col
lector of the port has sent a steamer with Mr.
Lamar and others after her without success.
DEMOCRATIC MEETING. —A special meeting of the
Democratic City Convention took place last night
at Rechabite liall. Henry Snyder, Esq., President,
in the chair.
On the roll being called it was found that out of
the twenty wards, seventeen were represented.
The Chairman said—l have called this meeting in
pursuance of a written request, signed by a num
ber of the members, which, under one of the rules
governing this body, it is my duty to do.
On the minutes of last meeting being read,
Mr. Lanahan rose and moved that the resolution
offered by him at last meeting, relative to the 4th
Congressional district nominating a candidate, be
On the Chairman putting Mr. Lanahan's motion
to the meeting, a reconsideration was unanimously
agreed to, upon which
Mr. Lanahan proposed the following as a substi
tute :
"Resolved , That it is inexpedient for the Democratic
party to make a nomination for Congress in the Fourth
Congressional district, and that the President of the City
Convention be requested to withdraw the call for holding
primary meetings in the twelve upper wards, comprising
the Fourth Congressional district, for the purpose of
electing delegates to a Convention in that district."
Mr. Brenton.—l should like some qualification in
that resolution. We don't know under what cir
cumstances we may exist at some future period. I
would like it if the gentleman would so alter his
resolution as not to preclude future action.
Mr. Lanahan.—The present resolution embraces
only the coming election—it does not extend be 1
yond that. • I
Mr. Brenton withdrew his remarks, and the reso- '
lution, as amended, was carried unanimously.
There being no other business, the meetino- jm- 1
mediately thereafter adjourned. ~ I
ofl' last night at the New Front Street Theatre, j
which has just been refitted and refurnished by '
the lessees, .Messrs. Kunkle & Co. The Theatre 'i
presents now a beautiful appearance, being fitted
up in a style very similar to the Holliday Street !
Theatre, although not so gorgeous in appearance. (
The parquette was floored over, and tbe stage to its J
full extent, was thrown open, giving ample room J
for dancing. At nine o'clock the ball was opened
with a grand march by Volandt's band, after which i
the dancing commenced under the direction of Pro
fessor Spies, and was kept up until a late hour.
There was a very large company present. We
noticed several officers belonging "to the United
States Army and Navy, among whom were Capt.
John A. Webster, of the Navy, engaged in the war
of 1812; Capt. Hunter, U. S. N.; Col. Magruder,
U. S. A., and Col. Dixon H. Miles, U. S. A.
Of the volunteer soldiery there were present—
Major-General George H. Steuart, Gen. Egerton,
Major Lilly, Col. Shutt, Col. Mills, Capt. Geo. A.
Talbott, and a number of other commissioned offi
cers belonging to the citizen soldiery.
The Association of Old Defenders were present
and seemed to enjoy themselves heartily; one of
their number, Mr. Richard Bowen, aged 66 years,
during the evening danced in juvenile style a sailor's
hornpipe, and was rapturously cheered.
The Company from Richmond, which had been
invited, were not present, owing to the fact that
they had received orders to repair to Harper's
Ferry on Monday evening.
SHOOTING AFFRAY.—Yesterday afternoon, be
tween 4 and 5 o'clock, two tnen named William
Slaysman and Bony Hobbs, who had been in com
pany during the afternoon, had a quarrel on the I
corner of Bath and North streets, which resulted j
in llobbs drawing a pistol and shooting at Slavs
man, the ball taking effect in the left leg, between i
the ankle and knee, penetrating about two inches i
into the flesh, hut not touching the bone. After (
Hobbs fired the shot, he started to run, and was j
pursued by Slaysman, (although wounded,) who j
tired three or four balls at him from a revolver, i
without however, it is supposed, taking effect, as
Hobbs when last seen by the officers, was in full ;
run out Mulberry street. Slaysman was taken in ,•
custody by officers Burkhead and Batchelor, and i
conveyed to the Middle district station house, i
where Drs. Morgan and Yeateswere called to at- t
tend him. 1 p to six o'clock, the physicians were ;
unable to extract the ball, and the wounded man, ,
after giving security for his appearance to answer I
any charge against him, was released by Justice t
McAllister, and conveyed to his residence in a hack, t
Hobbs escaped arrest.
Northwestern Young Men's Christian Association t
have purchased the Mount Vernon Hook and Lad- t
der Company's house on Biddle, near Ross street, I
and are making arrangements to throw open the i
building for the uses of tbe society. The first floor t
will be fitted up as a Library and Reading Room, 1
and will be tree for all young men who thiDK proper
to avail themselves of its use. This building ha 3 s
long been known as the head-quarters of tbe "Plug t
Ugljes," and it is a subject of congratulation that 1
it will now be used for better purposes. i
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CRIMINAL COURT.— Hon. Henry Stump, Judge, i
Milton Whitney, Esq., State's Attorney, prosecu- i
tiDg, assisted bv T. Joseph Rogers. Esq. t
WilliamS. Waters and R. L. Garretson, Esqrs., '
for tbe defence. i
State vs. Robert Miller, indicted jointly with 1
Thomas Hoffman, for the murder on the night of <
the 23d of August last, of Hugh D. O'Sullivan 1
by shooting him with a pistol in the back of tbe 1
head, causing a mortal wound of the length of '
halt an inch and of the depth of four inches, from '
which wiund the said O'Sullivan instantly '
died. i
On tbe opening of the Court yesterday morning, 1
R. R. Garretson. Esq., Jr., counsel for the defence, r
addressed the jury, and was followed by Win. S. 1
Waters, Esq., on the same side.
Mr. Whitney then made the concluding argument
on the part of the State, explaining the law of '
homicide, and reviewing the testimony as ad- i
duced. a
Mr. Whitney concluded at a quarter past 12
o'clock, when the indictment was banded to the *
jury, who retired to their room. ;
At ten minutes of 2 o'clock the Court sent a bai- (
liff to the jury, who soon returned and said that ]
the jury had not agreed.
A bailiff was thensent to the office of Mr. Waters,
asking his attendance at Court. I
Mr. Waters soon came in, and the Judge in- 1
formed bim that the jury had sent word that they
had not agreed. The Court thought they might
•as well be sent to their quarters, where thev could t
Mr. Waters had no objection.
A bailiff was then tiirected by tbe Judge to ask
the jury to come into Court. ]
They came in shortly after, when the Judge re- I
marked that he had been informed that thev had '
not agreed upon their verdict. He bad spoken to T
the connsel on both sides, and with their concur- t
rence the Court would aflow them to go to their C
quarters, which were more comfortable than the 1
rooms in the court-house. They could come in C
Court in the morning with tbe'ir verdict—not a '
sealed verdict; the Court wanted no more sealed
verdicts— and then the Court would be ready to re- -
"ceive it. ,
The jury then retired to their quarters and the i
Court at 2 o'clock adjourned until this morning at s
10 o'clock. " T
It was rumored that the jury stood ton for ac- i
quittal and two for conviction. S
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. —Hon. William L. Mar- T
shall, Judge. The following occupied yesterday : ]
Joseph T. Turner, survivor, r. Greenway. 'Be- 1
fore reported. The jury not being able to agree i
were discharged by tbe Court. (
Charles I). Hinks and Samuel Hinks vs. Amasa |
C. Hall. An action of replevin. Schley and Fish
er for plaintiffs. Wallis and Matthews fordefen- 1
dant. t
Frederick Schumacher T'. Frederick Scbuma- i
cher, garnishee of Benjamin Hughes and R. C. ;
Barton. Verdict for plaintiff on first issue for s
$877.19, on second issue for $691.29. ]
Assignment for to-day 282 to 311. (
SUPERIOR COURT. —Hon. Z. Collins Lee, Judge. — i
The following occupied yesterday : \
Henry Ackenbaek vs. Jacob Rise. An appeal \
from Justice Logan. Judgment affirmed. J
Howard Bank IT. Joseph F. Snvder. Appeal from s
Justice Hayward. Judgment affirmed. i
James Johnston vs. Jameson & Brown. An ap- I
peal from Justice Hayward. Jury out. T
F. Giles, Judge. The Court was engaged yesterday '
in issuing naturalization papers. '
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B. —Paymaster's Department.
CCC.—lron Gates.
D D D.—Armory Buildings.
E E E.—Rifle Works.
F.—Wager's Hotel.
G.—Ticket-office Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
J.—Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Bridge.
1, 2 & 3.—United States Marines.
7.—Virginia Soldiers.
a. —Door which was battered down.
The town of Harper's Ferry, which obtained its
name in the ancient days when a ferry here afforded
the only means of crossing the streams, is built up
on the narrow declivitous tongue of land lying di
rectly in the confluence of two rivers. As the moun
tain steeps converge precipitously at all points above
the gap, but small space is left for building with
accessible convenience. With the exception of She
nandoah street and Armory street, on which the Gov
ernment works are built, all the streets are narrow
and difficult to travel on account of their steepness. !
High street is the principal road usedin reaching
what is called the Ferry proper. From its intersec
tion with Shenandoah "street to a point 400 yards
further up the rise is over 400 feet. This point is
called Camp Hill, and quite a village is built on it.
The powder magazine of the Government is situ
ated on the north side ot' this hill, overlooking the
Potomac. The view from this point is beautiful
beyond description, and particularly so at this sea
son of tbe year, when the forests on the mountain
sides present their hues, varying from tbe livid
green of the spruce and pine to that of the nut
brown of the oak. The waters of the Potomac and
the Shenandoah, for two miles up, can be seen leap
ing over their rocky beds, and hurrying to the i
juncture, where they kiss each other, mingle and
become one. After reaching the top of
Camp Hill the land descends slightly, and
after passing over a short distance of unimproved
ground, the town of Bolivar is reached, in which
most of the tien employed in the armory live. It
contained a population," in 1850, of 1,054; of which
number 106 were negroes, GO free and 46 slaves.
Harper's Ferry in the same year contained 1,747 —
of which 196 were negroes, 109 slaves and 87 free.
The population has not increased much, if anv,
since the last census was taken. The turnpike
road, which leads from Charlestown to the Ferrv,
turns to the south at the west end of Bolivar, and
by a rapid descent of several hundred feet reaches
the north banks of the Shenandoah, and runs along
the bank until it enters Shenandoah street. The
Winchester and Potomac road also runs along the
bank of the Shenandoah, and for a mile
and a half above the Ferry, the track is j
laid on tressle work. Therefore there are but
two roads by which the Ferry can be reached from |
the Mvest, either by passing through Bolivar,
over Camp Hill, and down the steeps of High street
into Shenandoah street, or by the turnpike or rail
road passing along the north bank'oftheShenandoah
river. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad passes
along the south bank of the Potomac, and there is
also a narrow road, very difficult to travel, running
along the south bank of the Potomac, and consider
ably below the tressle work over which the Balti
more and Ohio Railroad passes, and which ends at
the outskirts of the town, the hills being two rugged
and steep to admit of anything except a foot path.
Altogether, the Ferry is one of the most inaccessi
ble towns in this country, and garrisoned by two or
three thousand men, would be most difficult to
On the north side of the Potomac river there is
a narrow road, running east and west, lying be
tween the river and the mountain. It was this
road over which Cook with the wagons containing
the rifles and other articles passed on Monday morn
ing, and by it the Independent Greys returned with
the wagons after capturing them at the school
Stevens, the insurgent who was wounded by being
shot, on Monday afternoon, and who was talcen pri
soner, stated that he had been led to the belief by
Brown, that arrangements had been made with the
negroes for a general uprising,and he(Stevens) had
expected, in less than 24 hours, to have seen
the entire slave population in arms.
The bridge so constantly referred to is somewhat
in tbe shape of the letter Y, dividing as we approach
its western end, the left hand branch connecting
with the Winchester and Potomac Railroad pass
ing up the Shenandoah, and the right hand carry
ing the main road, by a bold curve up the Poto- I
mac. The bridge is about 900 feet in length, and
consists of 6 arches of 130 feet, and one arch of 75
feet span over the river, and an arch of 100 feet
span over the canal. These arches are all of tim
ber and iron, and covered in, except the western
arch conpectiDg with the Winchester Road,which is
constructed entirely of iron, on Bollman's plan. It
is remarkable, not so much for its length as for its
peculiar form, the end being curved in opposite di
rections, and the structure bifurcated towards the
western extremity.
The following table shows the population,
white and slaves, in Jefferson and adjoining Vir
ginia counties, together with that of Washington
and Frederick counties, Maryland :
Yi'hite. Slaves.
Loudoun County, Ya 16,438 5,641
Jefferson " " 11,016 4 341
Berkeley " " 9,815 1'956
Clarke " " 3,738 3,614
Frederick " " 13,681 2,294
54,688 17,846
Frederick County, Md 3 ,074 3,813
Washington " " .......28,754 2J)90
65,830 6,003
Thomas Burley was a respected citizen of the
Ferry, an Irishman by birth, but for many years a
resident of that place. On Monday morning, when
the insurgents were in possession of the arsenal,
he, with a few others, was in favor of attacking
them, but enough of men could not be raised to
ensure the success of the assault. He, however,
loaded his gun, and every opportunity which offer
ed he attempted to shoot down the insurgents. At
'he time he was killed, he had left his home a few
uinutes before with a neighbor—Mr. Thos. Keiley
—with the intention of trying to shoot one of the
rebels. Keiley had fired at a mulatto who was walk
ing guard in front of the arsenal, and some of the
shot with which the gun was loaded took effect on
the negro, but did not injure him severely. They
walked down High street to the intersection with
Shenandoah street. The mulatto was still on guard,
and he must have been aware of the approach of
Burley and Keiley, for the moment the person of
Mr. Burley was exposed around the corner, the
negro fired, and the ball passed through the body
of Mr. Burley, near the heart, and he felt and ex
George W.Turner, Esq., was next killed. Mr.
Turner lived five miles south of Charlestown, and
thirteen miles from the F'rry. He heard of the
insurrection and immediately ordered his horse and
gun, which were brought out by a favorite
servant, and he started for the scene.—
He entered the Ferrv through the town of Bolivar,
over Camp Hill, ancf down High streets. He was
riding leisurely along while the inhabitants were
warnine him of the danger be was approaching,
which he listened to, but still rode on. As he was
passing down High street, and when near the inter
section of Shenandoah street,a bullet from a Sharp's
rifle struck him on the side, passing through bis
body, and he fell mortally wounded. He lived
about three-quarters of an hour after being shot.
Mr. Turner was one of the most prominent and in
fluential citizens of Jefferson couuty. He was
a graduate of West Point, and, after '
j spending a few years in the array ser
| vice, he resigned his commission and re-
I tired to his farm, (hi 3 father having died and left
I him the home estate of the Turners.) Here he
lived a most useful citizens, a kind master, respect
i ed and honored by his fellow-citizens and loved by
| his servants. His death will be lamented by the
! entire community. He was a brave, generous man,
| and was known far and near for his strict lionestv
I and unblemished honor.
j At three o'clock in the afternoon Fountain Beck
[ ham, Esq., was killed. Early in the morning he
had gone to his office, where he remained during
the day. He had warned many of his friends dur
ing the morning to keep in doors. At the hour
named ho left his office, walked along the railroad
platform in a western direction until he reached
the water-tank, (the house farthest west marked ir.
the diagram.) He stopped for a moment to converse
with some men who were sheltered-by this house,
and in an unguarded moment he exposed his per
son, when a shot fired from the engine house from
a Sharp's rifle, struck him near the shoulder blade
and passed through his body. He staggered a few
! steps west, fell and died almost instantly. His body
was lying so far west that it was impossible to reach
it, unless the person doing so was fully exposed to
the deadly fire of the insurgents in the engine house.
The body was accordingly allowed to lav for a con
siderable length of time, when a citizen removed
it to his office, where it lay during the night. Mr.
Beckham was more widely personally known than
any other man in Jefferson county. He had been
the agent of the Baltimore and Ohio Hailroad from
the time the road was constructed, and had dischar
ged his duties in the most satisfactory manner.—
He had been a justice of the peace for Jefferson
county for over twenty years, and at the time of
his death was Mayor of Harper's Ferry.
| The negro Hay ward was in the employ of the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, and in the
morning when the insurgents had possession of the
bridge, he was active in his efforts to secure the pas
sage of the Express train of cars which had been
been stopped. Conductor Ph-dps, with his baggage
master,not aware that there were armed men in the
bridge, lamp in hand, (it was not yet davlight,)
started through the bridge to see that the timbers
were all safe, and the rails of the track had not
been removed. He had progressed but a short dis
tance, when he was commanded to halt, and on
raising his lamp, found that he was confronted by j
| four armed men, who ordered him back. He of ;
course returned, and as be left the mouth of the
bridge a shot was fired at the baggage master, who j
was behind Capt. Phelps. Fortunately it did
not take effect. A short time afterwards, ]
Hayward took his shoes from his feet, and
J thought he could creep across the bridge with- j
| out being heard, but in the attempt he was discov- |
j ered and shot. He was a faithful and kind servant, !
and had refused to be armed, although Brown's
j men had endeavored to force a pike into his hand,
Soon after Mr. Turner was shot a bullet from a
Minie musket, in the hands of one of the citizens,
struck the mulatto while he was on guard in front j
of the arsenal. The ball entered on the left side of |
the neck, passed through, severing the jugular '
vein, and tearing a hole almost sufficiently large to j
admit of all the fingers of a hand. It was a most
frightful looking wound, and as the corpse lay on
the ground it gaped open. The body was allowed
to lay just where it fell, while the hogs which were
running at large turned it over and tramped upon
it. This fellow was said to be a runaway slave from
Fairfax county, Virginia, where he "left a wife,
and he was no doubt the one who tired the shot
which killed Mr. Burley.
The body of Leeman, who was shot when he was
trying to cross the Potomac, in floating down the !
river lodged on a ledge of rocks, where it remained [
until after the insurgents in the engine house had !
been taken, when it was suggested by some of the j
persons who were standing on the railroad plat- j
form that it should be fired at, and immediately a
volley of bullets were discharged and the body was |
moved from the rock and started down the river. J
In an instant almost every man who had a gun fired [
at the body, and as it floated on the discharges con- !
Thompson, who was one of three brothers who
were engaged in the insurrection, two of whom es
caped, hud been taken prisoner, and when Mr. Beck
ham was killed he was brought out on the railroad ;
platform, and four or five guns were discharged j
at him and he fell, apparently dead. His body was i
picked up and thrown down from the bridge into i
the river, a distance of over 40 feet. On touching :
the water he immediately commenced swimming, j
whereupon a volley of bullets were sent into him, !
and he turned upon his back, floated between two !
of the peers, where he lodged, and at noon on
Tuesday the body was still lying in the same
Of those shot opposite the rifle works on the
Shenandoah.four were floated down the river,while
the bodies of two lodged on the rocks, where they
were allowed to bleach in the sun.
When the engine house was taken, the wounded 1
and dead were brought out and laid on the grass.
Old Brown's son was living when first laid out, but j
in a few minutes he gasped his last breath, and lay j
there with eyes open and glazed, and mouth yawn- j
ing. Two of the other bodies were cold and rigid, !
having died the previous day.
Brown, the leader, is a small man, with white
head and beard, and cold-looking grey eyes. When
not speaking his lips are compressed, and he has !
the appearance of a most determined man. His two
sons (one dead) were strikingly alike in their per- j
sonal appearance. Each about five feet eleven !
inches high, with spare visage, sallow complexion, ;
sunken eyes, and dark hair and beard. The beard '
was sparse and long, and their hair long and
matted. The wounded man is of undoubted !
courage, and from his cold, sullen man
ner, one would suppose did not ask for j
or desire sympathy. Anderson, mortally
wounded, is tall, black haired and of dark
complexion. His appearance is indicative i
of desperate resolution. Although suffering the j
most intense agony from the wound in the abdo- '
men, he did not complain, or ask for any favor, j
and the only evidence he gave of suffering was oc
casionally a slight groan. He looks to be thirty j
years of age. Stevens, who was wounded on Mon
day afternoon and taken prisoner, is physically a
model man. He is five feet eleven inches high, j
with fine brawny shoulders and large sinewy limbs,
all the muscles finely developed and hard. He is 1
of dark complexion, and of undoubted resolution, j
When taken prisoner he did not ask or expect quar- !
ter, and lay and suffered from his wounds, without j
complaint other than a groan.
Coppie who was taken prisoner uninjured is a
small sized man but very compactly built. He
bas light blue eyes and {he only one of the en
entire number who has a pleasing expression of
countenance. He was in a most agreeable humor,
and said it was immaterial to him how or in what
manner he was disposed of; that he would prefer a
trial by jury, hut if those who had him in their
power, preferred to settle his case in some other
manner, it would be agreeable to him.
Green, the negro, is a large man, with a very bad
countenance and expression, and a most arrant
coward. He cringes and begs to every person who
approaches him.
John Brown, commander-in-chief; Oliver Brown
and Watson Brown, his sons, all of New York;
Aaron C. Stephens, Connecticut; Edwin Coppie
Iowa; Albert Haslett, Penna.; William Leeman,*
Maine; John E. Cook,(escapedA Connecticut; Stew
art Taylor, Canada; Chas. P. Tidd, Maine; William
Thomson, New York; I)olph. Thomson, New Y'ork;
John Ragi, Ohio, raised in Virginia; Jeremiah An
derson, Indiana.
Negroe . -Dangerfield Newby, Ohio; C. P. An
derson, Pennsylvania; Emperor, barber, Roch
ester, N. Y.—raised in South Carolina; Leary,
Oberlin, Ohio, raised in Virginia; Copeland,
Oberlin, Ohio.
During the attack on the engine house by the
Martinsburg men, on Monday afternoon, one of
them had a part of his coat tail shot away, the ball
cutting it off near the waist like a knife. As it fell
•to the ground he looked at it for an instant and
then remarked to a comrade that "they will have
to cut my pegs off before they stop me. They are
wasting ammunition in cutting off my coat tail."
_ Mr. Ball, one of the imprisoned citizens, was so
disheartened during Monday night that he desired
some one ot the insurgents to kill him and end his
misery. Capt. Drown requested him to wait until
morning, when it was probable he would be grati
fied. In the morning Mr. Ball was more hopeful,
and did not remind Capt. Brown of the wish he had
expressed during the night, and when the engine
house was taken he manifested his thanks and grat
itude to his deliverers by taking a marine with
each hand and clasping a third to his breast. Mr.
Ball is an estimable citizen and a warm hearted
A negro boy belonging to Mr. Washington, who
was taken by the insurgents at the time his master
was, when he reached the Ferry was offered a pike,
which he refused, when one of the insurgents told
him that he was tree and should fight the whites.
The boy replied, "I don't know anything about
being free: I was free enough before you took me,
and I m not going to fight until I see Massa Lewis
fighting, and then I tight for him." This boy was
among the prisoners in the engine-house.
The following is the letter addressed to the Sec
retary of War, warning him ot the outbreak at
Harper's Ferry :
CINCINNATI, August 20.
Sir: —l have lately received informal on of a
movement of so great importance that I feel it to
be my duty to impart it to you without delay.
I have discovered the existence of a secret as
sociation, having for its object the liberation of the
slaves of the South by a general insurrection. The
leader of the movement is "Old Join, Brown," late
of Kansas. He has been in Canada during the
winter, drilling the negroes there, and they are
only waiting his word to start for the South to
assist the slaves. They have one of their leading
men (a white man) in an armory in Maryland;
where it is situated, I am not enabled to learn.
As soon as everything is ready, those of their
number who are in the Northern States and Cana
da, are to come in small companies to their rendez
vous, which is in the mountains of Virginia. They
will pass down through Pennsylvania and Mary
land, and enter Virginia at Harper's Ferry.
Drown left the North about three or four weeks
ago, and will arm the negroes and strike a blow in
a few weeks, so that whatever is done must be
done at once. They have a large quantity of arms
at their rendezvous, and are probably distributing
'hem already. lam not (ull v in their confidence.
This is all the information I can give you. I dare
not sign my name to this, but trust that you will
not disregard this warning on this account.
—Cant. John Drown, or "Ossawatomie Brown,"
who figured as leader of the recent rebellion at
Harper's Ferry, emigrated to Kansas from Central
New York in 1855, and settled at Ossawatomie. He
had with him seven sons, the youngest of whc.m
was old enough to work for his living. He is now
sixty three years of age, was about medium height,
slim, musbular, and possessing an iron constitution.
He had blue eyes, sharp features and long gray
bair, wearing a full beard.
In December, 1855, during the "Shannon war,"
Brown firs made his appearance among the free
State men at Lawrence. His entrance into the
place at once attracted the attention of the people
i towards him. lie brought a wagon load of cavalry
sabres, and was accompanied bv twelve men, seven
of whom were his own sons. He first exhibited his
qualities at the time the free State and pro-slaverv
parties, under the lead of Governor Robinson on
one side, and Governor Shannon on the otlie-, met
to make a treaty of peace. After Governor Robin
son had stated to the people who were gathered
around the hotel, the terms of the peace, Brown
| took the stand, uninvited, and opposed the terms
! of the treaty.
He was in favor of ignoring all treaties, and such
leading men as Robinson, Lane and Lowry, and
proceeding at once against the border rufhau in
vaders, drive them from the soil or hang them if
taken. Gen. Lowry, who was Chairman of the
Committee ot Safety, and also commander of the
free State troops, ordered Drown under arrest.
The latter made no physical resistance, but it was
soon discovered that he was altogether too com-
I bustible a person to retain as a prisoner, and a
! compromise was made with him by the free State
men, and he was released. He was informed by
the leaders of that party that his remarks were in
tended to undo what they were trying to accom
plish by means of the treaty; that he was a stranger
in Lawrence and Kansas, and ought not by his rash
remarks to compromise the people of Lawrence
until he had known them longer and knew them
j better.
One of liis sons, who had been elected to the
i Legislature in 1856, died from rough usage received
t at the hands of the pro-slaverv partv. Another
son was shot by a party of Missourians. These
J bereavements caused Brown to swear eternal en
| niity to the pro-slavery party, and, it was thought,
J made him a monomaniac on the subject.
In 1856, after the attack on Lawrence, he organ
: ized a company who became the terror of the
Missouri border. He took five pro-slavery men
I from their cabins at Possawotamie and shot them
j without mercy. This aroused the anger of the pro-
I slavery men at Westport, Missouri, and a party of
thirty men under 11. Clay Pate went after "Old
j Drown," but were all captured bv bim and sent
I home. He next took part with Capt. Montgome
-1 ry and pursued the notorious Southern leader,
l Hamilton, into Missouri, killing several of his men
and liberating a number of slaves. He next under
took to organize an expedition to liberate the slaves
in Kentucky and Tennessee but was dissuaded from
this enterprise. Latterly he collected money at the
north to buy himself a farm, and with the funds
thus obtained he doubtless organized his late expe
dition. He is said to be a Calvinist in religion,
mild and inoffensive, except towards slaveholders,
for whom he has a deep rooted and incurable an
The following is the Constitution of the Pro
visional Government of the United States, of which
' a number of printed copies, in pamphlet form, were
J found by the Marines at the house of Capt. Brown :
Whereas, Slavery, throughout its entire existence in the
j United States, is none other than a most barbarous, un
provoked, and unjustifiable War of one portion of its
citizens upon another portion; the only conditions of
which are perpetual imprisonment, and hopeless servi
tude or absolute extermination; in utter disregard and
violation of those eternal and self-evident truths set
forth in our Declaration of Independence: Therefore,
We, Citizens of the United States, and the Oppressed Peo
pie, who, by a recent decision of the Supreme Court are
declared to have no rights which the White Man is
bound to respect; together with all other people degrad
1 ed by the laws thereof, do, for the time being ordain and
establish for ourselves, the following Provisional Con
stitution a • d Ordinances, the better to protect our Per
sons, Property, Lives and Liberties; and to govern our
ARTICLE I — Qualifications for Membership.
All persons of mature age, whether Proscribed, oppress
! Ed and enslaved Citizens, or of the Proscribed and op
j pressed races of the United States, who shall agree to
sustain and enforce the Provisional Constitution and
l Ordinances of this organization, together with all minor
children of such persons, shall be held to be full/ entitled
t> protection under the same.
ARTICLE ll.— Branches of Government.
The provisional government of thi9 organization shall
| consist of three branches, viz: Legislative, Executive,
and Judicial.
ARTICLE in.— Legislative.
The legislative branch shall be a Congress or House of
i Represeutatives, composed of not less than five, nor more
1 than ten members, who shall be elected by all the citizens
of mature age and of sound mind, connected with this
, organization; and who shall remain in office for three
i years, unless sooner removed for misconduct, inability, or
by death. A majority of such members shall constitute
a quorum.
ARTICLE IV.— Executive.
The executive branch of this organization consist
j of a President and Vice President, who shall be chosen by
the citizens or members of this organization, and each of
! whom shall hold his office for three years, unless sooner
i removed by death, or for inability or misconduct.
ARTICLE v.— Judicial.
j The judicial branch of this organization shall consist of
one Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and of four Asso
ciate Judges of said court; each constituting a Circuit
Court. They shall each be chosen in the same manner as
| the President, and shall continue in office until their
j places have been filled in the same manner by election of
the citizens. Said court shall have jurisdiction in all civil
| or criminal causes, arising under this constitution, except
| breaches of the Rules of War.
ARTICLE VI. — Validity of Enactments.
J All enactments of the legislative branch shall, to be
come valid, during the first three years, have tbe appro
: bation of the President and of the Commander-in-Chief of
the Army.
ARTICLE VII.— Commander in Chief.
A Commander-in-Chief of the army shall be chosen by
the President, Vice President, a majority of the provis
ional Congress, and of the Supreme Court, and he shall
receive his commission from the President, signed by the
\ ice President, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court,
and the Secretary of War: and he shall hold his office for
three years, unless removed by death, or on proof of in
j capacity or misbehavior. He shall, unless under arrest,
(and until his place is actually filled as provided for by ,
this Constitution) direct all movements of the army, and
advise with any allies. He shall, however, be tried, re
moved or punished, on complaint to the President, by at
least three general officers, or a majority of the House of
Representatives, or of the Supreme Court; which House of
Representatives, (the President presiding,) the Vice Presi
; dent, and the members of the Supreme Court shall consti
tute a court martial, for his trial; with power to remove
or punish, as the case may require; and to fill his place as
above provided.
ARTICLE VIII. — Officers.
A Treasurer, Secretary of State, Secretary of War and
Secretary of the Treasury, shall each be chosen for the
first *hree years, in the same way and manner as the Com
mander-in-Chief; subject to trial or removal on complaint
of the President, Vice President, or Commander-in-Chief,
to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; or on complaint
of the majority of the members of said Court, or the Fro
visional Congress. The Supreme Court shall have power
to try or punish either of those officers, and their places
shall be filled as before.
ARTICLE IX.— Secretary of War.
The Secretary of War shall be under the immediate di
rection of the Commander-in-Chief, who may temporarily
fill his place, in case of arrest, or of any inability to
ARTICLE x.— Congress or House of Representatives.
The House of Representatives shall make ordinance!
providing for the appointment (by the President or other
wise) of all civil officers, excepting those already named;
and shall have power to make all laws and ordinances for
the general good, not inconsistent with this Constitution
and these ordinances.
ARTICLE xi —Appropriation of Money, dec.
The Provisional Congress shall have power to appropri
ate money or other property actually in the hands of the
Treasurer, to any object calculated to promote the general
good, so far as may be consistent with the provisions of
this constitution; and may, in certain cases, appropriate,
for a moderate compensation of agents, or persons not
members of this organization, for important service they
are known to have rendered.
ARTICLE Xll.— Special Duties.
It shall be the duty of Congress to provide for the
instant removal of any civil officer or policeman, who
becomes habitually intoxicated, or who is addicted to
other immoral conduct, or to any neglect or unfaith
fulness in the discharge of his official duties. Congress
shall also be a standing Committee of Safety, for the
purpose of obtaining important information ; and shall
be in constant communication with the Commander-in
chief; the members of which shall each, as also the
President, \ ice President, members of the supreme court
and Secretary of State, h - ve full power to issue warrants
returnable as Congress shall ordain, (naming witnesses,
&c.,) upon their own information, without the formality
of a complaint. Complaint shall l>e immediately made
after arrest, and before trial ; the party arrested to be
served with a copy at once
ARTICLE XIII Trial of President and other Officers.
The President and Vice President may either of them
be tried, removed or punished, on complaint made to the
Chief Justice of the supreme court, by a majority of the
House of Representatives; which house, together with
the Associate Judges of the Supreme Court, the whole to
be presided over by the Chief Justice in cases of the trial
°L ICft resident, shall have full power to try such
? remove or punish as the case may require ; and
to fill any vacancy so occurring, the same as in case of
the Commander in-chief.
ARTICLE xiv.— Trial of Members of Congress.
The Members of the House Representatives may any
and all of them be tried, and on conviction, removed or
punished on complaint before the Chief Justice of the Su
preme Court, made by any number of the members of
said house, exceeding one third ; which house, with the
\ ice President and Associate Judges of the supreme
court, shall constitute the proper tribunal, with power to
fill such vacancies.
ARTICLE xv.— Impeachment of Judges.
Any member of the supreme court may also be impeach
med, tried, convicted or punished by removal or other
wise, on complaint to the President, who shall in such
cases preside; the Vice President, House of Representa
tives and other members of the supreme court, constitu
ting the proper tribunal : (with power to fill vacancies ;)
on complaint of a majority of said house of representa
tives, or of the supreme court; a majority of the whole
having power to decide.
ARTICLE xvi.— Duties of President and Secretary of
State. J
The President, with the Secretary of State, shall im
mediately upon entering on the duties of their office, give
special attention to secure from amongst their own
people, men of integrity, intelligence and good busines
habits, and capacity, and above all, of first rate moral
and religious character and influence, to act as civil offi
cers of every description and grade, as well as teachers
chaplains, physicians, surgeons, mechanics, agents of
every description, clerks and messengers. They shall
make special efforts to^induce at the earliest possible pe
riod, persons and families of that description, to locate
themselves within the limits secured by this organiza
tion ; and shall- moreover, from time to time, supply the
names and residence of such persons to the Congress, for
their special notice and information, as among the most
important of their duties, and the President is hereby
authorized and empowered to afford special aid to sach
individuals, from such moderate appropriations as the
Congress shall be able and may deem it advisable to make
for that object. The President and Secretary of State,
and in case of disagreement, the Vice President, shall ap
point all civil officers, but shall not have power to remove
any officer. All removals shall be the result of a fair trial,
whether civil or military.
ARTICLE XVll.— Further Duties.
It shall be the duty of the President and Secretary of
State to find out (as soon as possible) the real friends, as
well as enemies of this organization in every part of the
country; to secure among them, inn-keepers, private
postmasters, private mail-contractors, messengers and
agents—through whom may be obtained correct and regu
lar information, constantly; recruits for the service, pla
ces of deposit and sale; together with all needed supplies;
and it shall be matter of special regard to secure such fa
cilities through the northern States
ARTICLE XVIII.- Duty of th President.
It shall be the duty of the President, as well as the
House of Representatives, at all times to inform the Com
inander-in-Chief of any matter that may require his atten
tion, or that may affect the public safety.
ARTICLE xix.— Did y of President—Continued.
It shall be the duty of the President to see that the pro
visional ordinances of this organization, and those made
by the Congress, are promptly and faithfully executed;
and he may in cases of great urger cy call on the Com
mander-in-Chief of the army, or other officers, for aid; it
being however intended that a sufficient civil police shall
always be in readiness to secure implicit obedience to
ARTICLE XX The Vice President.
The Vice President shall be the presiding officer of the
provisional congress; and in cases of tie shall give the
casting vote.
ARTICLE XXI.— Vacancies.
In case of death, removal, or inability of the President,
the Vice President, and next to him the Chief Justice of
the supreme court shall be the President during the re
mainder of the term; and the place of the Chief Justice
thus made vacant shall be filled by Congress from some
of the members-of said court; and the places of the Vice
President and Associate Justice thus made vacant, filled
by an election by the united action of the Provisional
Congress and members of the supreme court. All other
vacancies, not heretofore specially provided for, >hall
during the first three years, be filled by the united action
[ of the President, Vice Presfdent, Supreme Court and Com
t mander-ln-Chief of the Army.
( ARTICLE XXll.— Punishment of Crimes.
The punishment of crimes not capital, except in case
of insubordinate convicts or other prisoners, shall be,
(so far as may be,) by hard labor on the public works,
roads, kc.
ARTICLE XXIII— Army Appointments.
It shall be the duty of all commissioned officers of the
army, to name candidates of merit for office or elevation
to the Commander-in-Chief, who, with the Secretary of
War, and in cases of disagreement, the President shall
1 be the appointing power of the army; and all commis
t sion9 of military officers shall bear the signatures of the
Commander-in-Chief and the Secretary of War. And it
, shall be the special duty of the Secretary of War to keep
. for constant reference of the Commander-in chief a full
r list of names of persons nominated for office, or elevation,
by the officers of the army, with the name and rank of
the officer nominating, stating distinctly but briefly the
L grounds for such notice or nomination. The Commander
in Chief shall not have power to remove or punish any
1 officer or soldier; buthe may order their arrest and trial
, at any time, by court martial.
ARTICLE XXIV.— Courts Martial
Courts-martial for Companies, Regiments, Brigades,
kc., shall be called by the chief officer of each command,
on complaint, to him by any officer, or any five privates,
in such command, and shall consist of not less than five
nor more than nine officers, non-commissioned officers
F and privates, one-half of whom shall not be lower in rank
than the person on trial, to be chosen by the three highest
officers in the command, which officers shall not be a part
of such a court. The chief officer of any command shall
of course be tried by a court martial of the command
above his own. All decisions affecting the lives of per
sons, or office of persons holding commission must, before
taking full effect, have the signature of the Commander
in chief, who may also, on the recommendation of at least
one-third of the members of the court martial finding any
sentence, grant a reprieve or commutation of the same.
ARTICLE xxv —Salaries.
No person connected with this organization shall be en
titled to any salary, pay or emolument, other than a com
petent support of himself and family, unless it be from an
equal dividend, made of public nroperty, on the establish
ment of peace, or of special provision by treaty; which
provision shall be made for all personswho may have
been in active civil or military service at any time pre
vious to any hostile action for Liberty and Equality.
ARTICLE xxvi.—Treaties of Peace.
Before any treaty of peace shall take full effect, it shall
be signed by the President and Vice President, the Com
mander-in-chief,a majority of the House of Representatives,
a majority of the supreme court, and majority of all the
general officers of the array.
ARTICLE XXVII —Duty of the Military.
I It shall be the duty of the Commander-in-chief, and all
j officers and soldiers of the army, to afford special protec
j tion when needed, to Congress, or any member thereof;
| to the supreme court, or any member thereof; to the Presi
j dent, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Secrc
■ tary of the Treasury, and Secretary of War; and to afford
general protection to all civil officers, or other persons
having right to the same.
ARTICLE XXVlll.— Projyerty.
All captured or confiscated property, and all property
the product of the labor of those belonging to this organi
zation and of their families, shall be held as the property
of the whole, equally, without distinction; and may be
used for the common benefit, or diposed of for the same
object; and any person,officer or otherwise, who shall im
properly retain, secrete, use, or needlessly destroy such
property, or property found, captured or confiscated, be
longing to the enemy, or shall wilfully neglect to render
a full and fair statement of such property by him so taken
or held, shall he deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on
conviction, shall be punished accordingly.
ARTICLE XXlX.— Safety or Intelligence Fund.
All money, plate, watches or jewelry, captured by hon
orable warfare, found, taken, or confiscated, belonging to
the enemy, shall be held sacred, to constitute a liberal
safety or intelligence fund; and any person who shall im
properly retain, dispose of, hide, use, or destroy such
money or other article above named, contrary to the pro
visions and spirit of this article, shall be deemed guilty of
theft; and on conviction thereof, shall be punished ac
cordingly. The Treasurer shall famish the Commander
in-chief at all times with a full statement of the condition
of such fund, and its nature.
ARTICLE xxx.— The Commander-in-Chief and the Trea
The Commander-in-Chief shall have power to draw
from the treasury, the money and other property of the
fund provided for in Article twenty-ninth, but his orders
shall be signed also by the Secretary of War, who shall
keep strict account of the same; subject to examination
by any member of Congress or general officer.
ARTICLE XXXI. — Surplus of the Safety or Intelligence
It shall be the duty of the Commander-in-Chief to ad
vise the President of any Surplus of the Safety and Intel
ligence Fund; who shall have power to draw such sur
plus, (his order being also signed by the Secretary of
State,) to enable him to carry out the provisions of Arti
cle Seventeen.
ARTICLE XXXII. — Prisoners.
N T o person, after having surrendered himself or herself
a prisoner, and who shall properly demean himself or
herself as such, to any officer or private connected with
this organization, shall afterward be put to death, or be
subjected to any corporeal punishment, without first hav
ing had the benefit of a fair and impartial trial; nor shall
any prisoner be treated with'any kind of cruelty, disre
spect, insult or needless severity; but it shall be the duty
of all persons, male and female, connected herewith, at all
times and under all circumstances, to treat all such pris
oners with every degree of respect and kindness the na
ture of the circumstances will admit of; and to insist on a
like course of conduct from all others, as In the fear of
Almighty God, to whose care and keeping we commit our
All persons who may come fo. wardaud shall voluntari
ly deliver up their slaves, and have their names register
ed on the books of the organization, shall, so long as they
continue at peace, be entitled to the fullest protection of
person and property, though not connected with this or
ganization, and shall be treated as friends, and not mere
ly as persons neutral.
ARTICLE XXXIV. — Neutrals.
The persons and property of all non slaveholders who
shall remain absolutely neutral, shall be respected so far
as the circumstances can allow of it; but they shall not
be entitled to pny active protection
ARTICLE xxv.— No Needless Waste.
The needless waste or destruction of any useful proper
ty or article, by fire, throwing open of fences, fields,
buildings, or needless killing of animals, or injury of
either, shall not be tolerated at any time or place, but
shall be promptly and properly punished.
ARTICLE XXXVI .— Property Confiscated.
The entire personal and real property of all persons
known to be acting either directly or indirectly with or
for the enemy, or found in arms with them, or found wil
fully holding slaves, shall be confiscated and taken, when
ever and wherevei it maybe found, in either r ree or
Slave States.
ARTICLE XXXVII. — Desertion.
Persons convicted, on impartial trial, of desertion to
the enemv after becoming members, acting a9 spies, or of
treacherous surrender of property, arras, ammunition,
provisions, or supplies of any kind, roads, bridges, persons
or fortifications, shall be put to death and their entire
property confiscated.
ARTICLE XXXVIII. — Violation of Parole of Honor.
Persons proven to be guilty of taking up arms after
having been set at liberty on parole of honor, or after the
. same to have taken any active part with or for the ene
my, direct or indirect, 9hall be put to death and their en
tire property confiscated.
All persons connected in any way with this organiza
tion, and who may be entitled to full protection under it,
shall be held as under obligation to labor in some way for
the general good; and persons refusing, or neglecting so
to do, shall on conviction receive a suitable and appro
priate punishment.
ARTICLE XL .—lrregularities.
Profane swearing, filthy conversation, indecent beha
vior, or indecent exposure of the person, or intoxic&ti in,
or quarreling, shall not be allowed, or tolerated; neither
unlawful intercourse of the rexes.
ARTICLE XLl.— Crimes.
Persons convicted of the forcible violation of any fe
male prisoner shall be put to death.
ARTICLE XLII.— The Marriage Relation—Schools-—The
The marriage relation shall be at all times respected,
and families kept together as far as possible; and broken
families encouraged to re-unite, and intelligence offices
established for that purpose, schools and churches estab
lished as soon as may be; for the purpose of religious and
other instructions; and the first day of the week regarded
as a day of rest, and appropriated to moral and religious
instruction of the young and ignorant, and the encour
agement of personal cleanliness; nor shall any person be
required on that day to perform ordinary manual lahor
unless in extremely urgent cases. mauual labor,
ARTICLE XLIII.— Carry Arms Openly
All persons known to be of good character, knd of sound
mind, and suitable age, who are connected with this or
ganization; whether male or female, shall be encouraged
to carry arms openly. vuurageu
ARTICLE XLlV.— a 'o Person to Carry Concealed Weapons
P erSOQ within the limits of the conquered territory!
except regularly appointed policemen, express-officers of
carriers, or other fully accredited messen-
President > Vice President, members
—3f^ CoUrt ,'° r comm .issioned officer of the army
iiintri i•. onir Un pecu,iar circumstances—shall be
allowed, at any time, to carry concealed weapons - and anv
person not specially authorized so to do who shall be
found so doing, shall be deemed a suspicious person and
may at once be arrested by any officer, Soldier citizen,
without the formality of a Complaint or Warrant and
may, at once be subjected to thorough search, and shall
have his or her case thoroughly investigated; and be dealt
with as circumstances, on proof, shall require.
ARTICLE XL v.—Persons to be Seized.
Persons within the limits of the territory holden by
this organization, not connected with this organization,
having arms at all, concealed or otherwise, shall be
- 0r >C V! ken iu char R e of some vigilant
i H h ? lr J*',?, thoroughly investigated: and it
shall he the duty of alfcitizens and soldiers, as well as offi
cers, to arrest such parties as are named in this and the
preceding Section or Article, without the formality of
Complaint or Warrant; and they shall be placed in charge
of some proper officer for examination, or for safe keep
ing. 1
ARTICLE XLVl.— These articles not for the overthrow of
Government. *
The foregoing Article! shall not be construed so a9 in
any way to encourage the overthrow of any State Gov
ernment, or of the General Governmertof the United
states; and look to no dissolution of the Union, but sim
ply to Amendment and Repeal. And our Flag shall be
the 9ame that our Fathers fought under in the Revolu
ARTICLE XLVII.— No Plurality of Offices.
No two of the offices specially provided for, by this In
ti^' ed b y tbe same person, at the same
Every officer, civil or military, connected with this or
ganization. shall, before entering upon the duties of his
office, make solemn oath or affirmation, to abide by and
support this Provisional Constitution and these Ordinan
ces. Also, every Citizen and Soldier, before fullv
recognized as such, shall do the same.
The President of this Convention shall convene, imme
ii ' on the ado P tion of this instrument, a convention
of all such persons as shall have given their adherence
by signature, to the constitution; who shall proceed to
fill by election all offices specially named in said consti
tution, the President of this convention presiding, and
issuing commissions to such officers elect: all such ofli
cers being thereafter elected in the manner provided in
the body of this instrument.
HARPER'S KERRY, October 19.— Governor Wise
is still here busily engaged in a personal
investigation of the whole affair, and seems
to be using every means for bringing to re
tribution all the participators in it. He has sent
out a scouting party of cavalry, and has offered
81,000 reward to any one who will give up to jus
tice John E. Cook.
Stephens is still living, but is getting worse.
He sustained three wounds—one in the ear, one
in the cheek, and another in the breast. It is not
thought that he can live long. Edward Coppie
was not injured at all. Copeland, negro, is in
Charlestown jail, and Emperor, negro, is in cus
tody at Harper's Ferry, unhurt.
Captain Brown, on being asked some questions, .
said that he rented the farm called Kennedy farm, i
belonging to Dr. Kennedy of Sharpsburg, Wash
ington Co., Md., and that he never had over 22
men on that farm at any one time that belonged to
his regular organization, but that he could" have
armed 1,500 men at any time with the following
arms : 200 Sharp's rifles, 200 revolvers, and 1,000
spears. He said the negroes could not necessarily
understand how to use the rifles and revolvers,
but he could provide each with one ol the spears,
besides which he had a great number of weapons
similar to tomahawks. He iiad plenty of picks and
shovels, blankets, boots and clothing, and a great
quantity of fixed ammunition, all of which were at
the farm, and that he had a good right to calculate
on from three to five thousand men at any time
they knew he wanted them. These were ne
groes, which he expected from Virginia, Mary
land, Kentucky, North and South Carolina,
and some from Canada, but that he never brought
to Harper's Ferry more than nineteen men, fourteen
of whom were white and the other five free negroes.
No slaves were brought by him to Harper's Ferry.
He said thev bought the lire arni3 in the east, and
they were shipped at Chambersburg, Pa., in double
boxes, so that those who hauled them did not know
what they contained. They were Sharp's rifles,
bought in Connecticut, and directed to "J. Smith
& Sons, Kennedy Farm, Md." He expressed his
regrets at having allowed Conductor Phelps to pass
with his train, as if it had not been for that circum
stance, all would have been right, and that if he
had known there was Government money there, he
should have taken and appropriated it to his own
use. £le did not regret anything,and he told Gover
nor Wise he had no favors'to ask'and no apologies to
make, that he was prepared to die, and that he was
glad to hear his son 3 had died in so good a cause.
Governor Wise and Mr. Ould are here, and the
boundary question seemed to present no obstacle.
The former gentleman said the rebels would be
tried at Jefferson C. H., Ya., as the Court meets
there this week.
There is a report current that a negro had re
turned to his master, who said that the rebel, Cook,
and two other men, were concealed in a cave in the
mountains. The Governor, has sent out a party to
see if there was truth in the statement.
The most valuable article brought in by the Ma
rines was a carpet bag tilled with documents and
letters connected with the expedition. * They were
taken possession of by Governor Wise and many of
them read in public "last night. Among the most
important are:
A letter from Gerritt Smith, the Abolition Pre
sidential candidate, containing some financial state
ments, and enclosing a draft for SIOO, endorsed by
the Cashier of a New York bank.
A letter from Frederick Douglass, enclosing a
$lO note contributed by a lady for the good of the
Several letters from Henry Smith and John
Smith, prominent Northern Abolitionists.
A number of letters from different parts of Con
Printed pamphlets of the Constitution of the pro
visional government to be established by Captain
It was said these letters would implicate a num
ber of prominent abolitionists at the North and
West, as being cognizant of and favoring the pro
There were letters of introduction to Captain
Brown presented to him by Aaron Stevens, one of
the insurgents, in which he was commended to him
as worth a dozen ordinary men in a light. The
writers of these letters stated that they had engag
ed him to join the expedition, which he had agreed
to do on condition that they would give his wife,
who lives in Missouri, SIOO to support his family
during the winter, pay some small debts for him,
and pay his travelling expenses to Harper's Ferry.
Some of the dead bodies are still in the river,
where they had been either thrown or shot.
The servants of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
killed in the outbreak are to be buried to-day.
The Greys returned this morning about
five o'clock, and each man received, before leaving
the Ferry, a Sharp's rifle and a revolver as a
Prom Harper's Perry —Dentil of <(.uiiin—Re
moval of the Prisoners—The ifutsl ion of
■i urisd id ion Settled.
HARPER'S FERRY, Oct. 19.—Quinn, the Marine
who was shot on Monday, died this day.
Brown and Stevens, the two wounded prisoners,
with the two not wounded, were this afternoon
conveyed to Charlestown jail. They were fully
committed under both State and United Slates
authority. The Circuit Court of Virginia com
menced its session at that place to-day. They will
probably be at once indicted and tried.
HARPER'S FERRY, Oct. 19—10 P. M.—Mr. Moore,
a reliable gentleman, has just arrived, and reports
that the rebels, supposed to be the party under
Capt. Cook, have attacked the farm house of Mrs.
Gerrett, three or four miles from Sandy Hook. The
alarm has spread throughout the country, and the
people are flocking in by droves seeking protec
tion ! A portion of the Marines under Col. Lee,
numbering thirty, have gone to Sandy Hook, in
which direction tiring has been heard. Lieutenant
Phillips, of Baltimore, accompanies the expedition.
The excitement here is at fever heat, as it is re
ported that the rebels are ravaging Pleasant Val
ley, in Washington county, Maryland.
A requisition has been made on the War Depart
ment for mounted troops immediately.
We are momentarily expecting further details.
HARPER'S FERRY, Oct. 20th— 1 A. M. —Col. Lee
has Just returned from Sandy Hook and reports all
qniet. The family of Col. Gerrett are unharmed.
Nothing has been heard of Cook and his party.
They have probably escaped into Pennsylvania.
No further difficulty is apprehended.
FROM BUENOS AYRES. —Bv an arrival at New
York, we have advices from Buenos Ayres to the
26th of August, one week later than previously re
ceived. An attempt to break jail had been made
by the political and criminal prisoners of the city,
but it was effectually repressed.
The Buenos Ayres Times of August 20th, lias the
following from Paraguay:
By the Salto de Guayra, yesterday, we received
advices from Asuncia that Mr. Henderson, H. B. M.
Charge d'Affairs in the Republic of Paraguay, has
demanded his passports in pursuance of order's from
the home government to that effect, in consequence
of the Carnstad affair not having yet reached any
satisfactory termination.
The National states that President Lopez had
again oflered his mediation for the prevention of
the war between this State and the Confederate
Provinces. Nothing further of importance.
The Cork correspondent of the Boston Traveller
says: "It will take another Hercules to inaugu
rate a thorough temperance reform in Ireland. —
Everybody drinks something, from the Cork mer
chant with his wines, down to the cabman with his
bad muddy porter. Of course the cheaper drinks
are the most in demand, and a great deal more
money goes for them than for the substantiate ot
life. Grogshops are an institutton here, and flour
ish, 1 suspect, better than schools, churches, or
An average of one hundred and fifty journals ap
pear every year in Paris, the greater part of which
are devoted exclusively to the arts, sciences, litera
ture, industry and speculation. Of these, ferty
three are subject tobail, ( cautionnement ,) for which
a sum equal to $337,500 is placed in the hands of
the authorities. The first of these journals in al
pbabetical order is the Ami de la Religion, and the
last the Univers —an accident that places all the
organs of public opinion between the Gallicans and
the Ultramontanes.
At Wheeling oil Monday there were 3 feet o
water in the Ohio river, which was steadily falling

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