VOL. VI.-No. 55.
PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 18GG.
DOUBLE SHEET-THREE CENTS.
Prussia's Foreign Policy Her Chief
DHUcnlty at Present.
Bum or 8 of an Alliance between Prussia,
Austria, and Russia.
THE AUSTRIAN ARMY BEING REDUCED TO
A PEACE FOOTING.
INSURRECTION OF CIRCASSIANS.
Commercial and Financial Intelligence
Accord Uctwccn the Government aud tke
"Deputies on 0,nestlons of Internal Ke-form-Tlic
Foreign Policy of Prussia
the Most Important Tank.
Berlin, September 2. In the Chamber of
Deputies M. Bismark sal. I lb at the views of t lie
Government and tbe Deputies were not so much
opposed as they appeared to be, even on the
question of Internal Reform. But the roost Im
portant task now was the loreigu policy of
Rumori of au Alliance Rctweeu Frussta,
Austria, huiI ltussla.
Berlin, September 3. It is said that Count
Bisniaik is endeavoring to tonn an allinnce oe
tween Prussia, Austria, and Russia.
The Army Being Reduced to a Pence
Vienna, September 3. Toe Austrian Govern
ment bus given oruers for a reduction of the
arm j to a peace looting, and the work has
Insurrection of Circassian!.
St. Petersburg, September 1. beven thou
Hctnd Ciieuxsiaiis captured the town of Sukouin
Kailkuly on the 27th oi August. The Russians
received reinforcements, retook the town, and
repulsed several attempts to retake it. Later
news slates that the insurgents are willing to
The United States Embassy at Novgorod
An Invitation Declined.
Moscow, September 1. The United States
Embassy have pone to Novgorod. An invitation
to visit the cities on the Caspian Sea was
Triumphant' Entry of the Ilospodnr
J assy, August 31. The Hospodar has made a
triumphant entry in J -a1-.v. lie was met on the
way by oveitures lrom the inhabitants.
Finauclal and Commercial Intelligence.
LIVERPOOL BKEAD8TUFFS MARKET.
.Liverpool. SeuteinDer 3 P. il. Ihe Breadstuils
market is uiiuhauged.
LIVERPOOL PROVISIONS MARKET.
Liverpool, seitemuer 3-1. M. there is uo
chautfo to liute in the Provisious market.
LONDON MONEY MARKET.
Ixwdon, September 8 P. il. The official closing
rattoi Consols was 89$ tur money. The tuhowiug
ate tiie quotations ot Americiii securities at the
close of business to-day : Unucd States "five-twenties,
73J; brie Kauway Bhities, 402 ; Illinois Central
Garibaldi's Last Address to his Volun
teers. General Garibaldi has published the following
order of the day:
Headquarters Storo, August 9 To the Vol
unteers : Scarcely organizes, youhave marched
against the enemy. Clothed God knows how,
and still worse armed, you have, nevertheless,
inarched with the enthusiasm by which the
holiest of causes inspired you, and with the bear
ingot warlike veteran soldiers you have lespond
ed to tbe expectations of the King and the coun
try, repulsiuii the Austrian in ten sanguinary en
gagements, 'rhe noble victims strewn aloncr your
glorious pathtestity to the desperation o, the con
tests that have taken placed. Chiassi, Castelliul.
Lombard!, Boitini, and hundreds ot our bravest
are no more. Tnese paps will be very ditlioult
to till op in your ranks. Your wounded and
mutilated comrades have been prostrated by
thousands, and, nevertheless, 1 have not seen
the clip tit eat sign ot discouragement among you
1 have not heard a single word of despair
The still incomplete liberation ot your enslaved
brethren has been yonr only coiuplaiut; with
emotion I have heard none but the cry of war
resound in your ranks. Durng the truce vou
have been patient and blied with zeal. Vou
have been accustomed to the manage
ment of arms an exercise necessary lor
o large a number of all your voting
comrade?. With pride I have heard you
sigh lor the end of a truce which found you in
course of pursuing the enemy; aud when, at the
expiration of this truce, yon received the order
. to rush anew to the tight, I found you animated
by that joyous satisfaction with which men go
to a banquet. May God bless you! Italy may
feel proud of you, and if at the end of a month
you will fctlll have occupied in the exercises of
war, the foreigner has not ceased to make ex
cessive demands, them, by the side of our brave
brethren of the army (yes, I declare it iu the
inspiration of the national conscience), we will
bieak the last letters that still dishouor this
great but unhappy people. G. Garibaldi.
Arrival of the "City of New York"-iKing Wil
liam's Ileasage Speeches by Count Bismark
The steamer City of Neu York brioe3 Euro
pean tiles of the 2id of August. The tollowing
is the text of the message ot tho Klue ot Prus
sia, announcing the territorial annexations:
"We, William, by the grace of God, King of
Prussia, etc., make known unto all as follows:
"The Governments of the Kingdom of Hano
ver, the Kctorate of Hesse, aud the Duchy of
Nassau, as well hs tbe iroe cttv of Frankfort,
have, through taking part in the hostile attitude
ol the lormer Germanic Diet, placed themselves
in open state of war with Prussia. They have
refused neutrality, as well as the alliance ottered
them repeatedly, and even in the last hour, by
Prussia, under promise ot guaranteeing to them
their territorial possessions. They have taken
active part in the war of Austria aeainat Prussia,
and have brought down upon themselves and
their countries the decision of war. This decision
has, by the will of God, resulted against them.
Political necessity compels us not to reinvest
- v t, nnuar nf fntfprnmnt ot which
they have been deprived through the victo-
retain tteir Independence the said countries
would, on account oi men Kcu51aiJun.n1 uum
1 (h,,.h a hostile, or even onlv a
V bJAU, wuavuiM ' 1 - - w
.minlii nf their I Jrnrprn inpntji. n
able to cause difficulties and obstacles to
Prussian policy ana military aeuon iar exceeu
i . mnauim rf thfttr ftet.na! nnwAr And im
pcrtauce. It Is not a craving for acquisition of
territory, but a sense 01 duty or protecting our
to eivo to the national reconstruction of Ger
many a broader and firmer foundation, which
compel ns to unite forever with our monarchy,
the Kingdom of Hanover, the Electorate of
Hence, the Duchy of Nassau, and the free city
of Franklort. We know that only part of the
population of those States shares with us the
conviction ol this necessity. Wc respect and
honor those feelings of fidelity and alleziance
which bind tbe inhabitants of those States to
their former princely houses, and to their inde
pendent political institutions. But we trust that
actual participation in the progressive develop
ment of the nutlonal Union, along with a
lenient treatment to all junirJabla peculiarities,
will facilitate the unavotdab e transition Into
the new and greater community. We reqntt
tbe two Houses of Parliament to give tbe
requisite constitutional assent to the intended
union, and place before them the necessary bill
in this respect.
"Given at Berlin, August 16. N
"(Countersigned) Count von Bismark Scbon-
haussen, Von der Heydt, Von Room, Count
von Itzenplitz, Von Altihltr, Count zur Liope,
Von Selchow, Connt Eulenburg."
Speeches by Count Bismark.
Count Bismark made the following statements
in the Prussian Chamber of Deputies on the 18th
"According to the peace prelimina
ries, the North Germans will have the ennrge of
rceulauug the national relations of the South
ern Confederation. To carry out this task we
bhali have to examine whether the want ot this
organization is lelt more stronirly by the popu
lations ot South Germany than by their Govern
ments, us it now huupeus that we see Prussian
Boldieis wbo pass beyond the line of demarca
tion exposed to the popular animosity. It is lor
lis next to impart solid toHndivtions to the new
union. 1 believe that in trying to extend them
too far their solidity would be diminished. We
could not, lor instance, suomit a State like
Bavaria to such conditions as we intend now to
Impose upon certain States of the North. Let
us try first to establish a powerful Prussia, a
powerful crown domain of the directing State.
The tie ot a close union by which we mean to
form Northern Gcrniuuy will not be so strong
as an incorporation.
"Nevertheless, there i.re only two or three
modes to prevent allied races constrained by
their Governments turning their arms against
us. The hrst of these is Incorporation and com
plete fusion of the populations with Prussia,
and in especial ot the hosiile functionaries who
will remain attached to the old Governments.
The Government does not consider that it ought
to surmount these difficulties at a single leap,
as is the custom of the Latin peoples, but it
will proceed in the German manner by humor
ing tho institutions suited to these populations,
ana accustoming them gradually to their new
situation. The second cour-e is the partition of
the rights of sovereignly, that is, tho esta
blishment of a military sovereign and a civil
sovereign. Compelled by circumstances, we
must endeavor to apply this system in Saxony.
I had at one time a marked preference tor this
method, but alter the impressions I have re
ceived from the reorganization of Scales vig
Holsteln, I am airaid such a system would be
come a source oj collisions which might lead to
a coolness ot the annexed countries towards
their new masters.
"Vengeance does not appertain to
us. We must do what is a necessity for the
Prussian Stare, and must consequently not allow
ourtclvcs to be guided bv any dynastic svmpathy.
People have already learnt to appreciate us even
in those very countries. Hanoverians have
already said to me, 'Preserve our dynasty for us;
but if' that is not possible, then try at least
not to parcel out our territory, biit take it
entire.' As regards our allies, ihey have only
been tew in numbers or weak; Dtit duty, no less
than prudence, ordains that we should keep our
word, even to the smallest among them. The
less hesitation Prussia shows in sweeping her
enemies from the map, the more is she bound
strictly to keeD her word with her friends. It is
precisely in Southern Germany that faith in our
political loyalty will have great weight. As for
the Constitution of the empire of 1M4!, it will
only be one of the forms through which the
pioblem I have just pointed out will find us
solution. I admit that in theory that constitu
tion proceeds with more strictness and con
sistency than our scheme, the union, because
it makes, so to speak, of the different sovereigns
the subjects, the vassals of the f uture Emperor
of Germany, but these sovereigns will be more
disposed to concede rights to an ally, a func
tionary of the union, than to an emperor and
suzerain. I shall have to enter more fully
Into the question during the debate upon
the bills I shall nave to lay before you to-day,
and the bills for the elections to the Parliament.'
In honor of Count Bismark, Herr von Room,
Minister of War. and General Moltke. Chief of
Staff, who directed the movements of the army
during the war, a grand dinner was receutly
given at Kroll's Hotel, Berlin.
Count von Bismark said: "Permit me, gen
tlemen, to sav a few words of thanks in the
name of the two Generals and of myself for the
eloquent manner in which the chief burgoma3
ter of this city has spoken of us. We accept
your thanks, your wishes, your acknoleda
ments in so tar as all three or us belong to the
great body whose health my honorable neigh
bor on the right has proposed, viz., the Prussian
army (bravo 1) we claim no otner merit than
that due to the said bodv which I nroudlv call
the Hrst in the civilized world (cheers) and
to wnicn we oeiong eacn 01 us according to tho
military position allotted to him in the service
of the King.
"When the r atberland was in danger and in
need, this city proved that under the gloss ot
Berlin wtruness lives a deep and noble spirit
(cheers), always readv to sacrifice itself and its
all for the common good tor King and coun
try. (Cheerif.) Then ell colors have been
blended into one, in the feeling that when the
Fatherland is in danger, when the King calls,
we are all tbe children of one country, and in
this feeling the city of Berlin, whose political
life has been more Stirling than than that of
any other city in the country, has alwa. gone
betore us with a most exalted example."
Baron Ricasoll has addressed the following
circular to the prefect and sub-prefeccs of
"Last night I communicated the news of the
signature of the armUtice, and negotiations lor
peace will now commence, v.'hich the Govern
ment will endeavor fo render honorable and
useful to the country. Impress upon the people,
and also upon the press, that this Is no time for
resistance or recrimination. The Internal and
external condition of the country is known to
eveiy one. But if true patriotism brings to
light the evils of the country, it also knows
how to conceal them when necessary, and to
remedy Miem in due season. It is patriotism
we need now, the essential characteristic ot
which is not to substituta personal dosire3 for
the necessities ot the country. Bitter contro
versy and inopportune rectimination would be
a proof of internal weakness, which wouli
benefit our enemies lu every manner, and disturb
the action of the Government, which has now
more than ever need to be free, and to be sup
ported by public opinion in entering upon tho
peace negotiations. 1 leel that the Government
has a right to the confidence of .Ualiaus, for it
will do everything that can conduce to the wel
fare of the country. It is resolved to fulfil its
duty to the end, and to exert all its efforts to
enable Italy to issue stronger and more assured
from her present position. Confidence in the
Government, concord and moderation among
the citizens, sur.h are the sentiments from which
will arise the strength that will enable us to
inuinpu over an obstacles, and accompusn in a
fitting manner tho destinies of the nation.
"The President of the Council of Ministers,
The Americans In Russia.
The St. Petersburg Journal gays that Mr. Fox
and the other member or the United States
Mission, alter the interview with the Einpc"-,,
expresed a desire to see Kommlssa,'-,f ho
saved his Majesty's life. Having beeouveyed
to Pcierhotl tor this purpose, Mr. Fos, address
ing Kommissarow, said: ' Sir, I have come
here to express to you my personal respect, and
to coneratulate you in the name of tho United
States at having been chosen by Divine Provi
dence to save a hie so dear, not only to Russia,
but 10 the whole world." These words having
been Interpreted for Kommissarow, ho returned
thank. The Americans present then hook
him by tbe band, aud asked him for his photo
graph. Kommissarow, with much emotion,
promised to send it, and desired M. A baza, the
interpreter, to express Ma deep gratitude to his
Iricnds in the New World.
THK SEPTKMHKU FASHIONS.
Styles of Ladies' Dresses, Talmas, Basques, Sacques,
Sleeves, Etc. New Patterns.
The beginning of this season presents quite
nu melons changes In the modes of dresses,
bnsques, talmas, etc., as well as of bonnets,
already described; but many of the features of
ihe spring and summer styles are retained.
Tur re lire to be more variations in trimmings
than iu shapes. Gored skirts are still the pre
vailing style, but they are more elaborately
tiiinuicd than heretofoio in rich material.
f.u no previous occasion have there been
eo rnavy attractive styles. The peplum, or
pointed basque, which is very pretty, is male
t-lioit and pointed at the back, open at the
sides, and is pointed in front. The back is
close fitting, and the front loose. A belt is worn.
The basque is trimmed with passementerie nnd
jet ornaments, and may be without sleeves, but
later in the fall sleeves will be necessary for
warmth. In suits there is an ingenious way of
imitating a peplum basque tor warm weatner.
It is to attach a basquine to a belt, to be worn
over the skirt. The body of the dress serves a
double purpose a dresB lor the house and a
basque tor the street.
Sleeveless facques for outdoor wear are quite
new, and are designed particularly tor very
otmg Indies. They are looe, of medium length,
"and the right side of the lront is drawn to the
left shoulder, where It buttons, and thence
slopes gradually to the centre. It has a ratnor
'iV.lmas will be much worn during the present
nioutu. but as the weather becomes colder
tacques will tiike their place. A new pattern
or a tiilma, either of cloth or velvet, is on exhi
bition. When made of velvet and trimmed with
fringe and passementerie, with jet, it is plegiint.
It is cut in points, one at the bnck, one at the
back ol the arm, and tbe other in front
A benuiitul evening dres9 is of canary-colored
silk, the skirt goring and with small plaits. Nar
row scarlet velvet ribbon, in diamond-shaped
squares, wilh parallel lines between them, forms
part of the trim miner. Within these lines white
Cluny lace is set, giving a pretty effect. The
jacket is narrow at the sides, square la front,
nnd just double the width of tbe sides the back
being squure and one-third deeper than the
front. T.'ie coat-sleeves are trimmed to match
the skirt the lace being narrower.
A dress ot light blue silk is trimmed with
white satin an inch wide, with very narrow
black velvet running through tbe centrj. One
row of this runs around the bottom, above
which three rows are in half squares, and the
entire fiont breadth is trimmed to the waist.
Each seam is covered from 1 be belt to the line
of the trimming, and finished with a small tas
sel. The waist and sleeves are trimmed to
match. The buttons have u jet centre aud
A neat and eleeant style of trimmtug a dress
of peplum baque and 2'rod skirt is with three
rows of velvet, the middle one of contrastinz
color, white on lisht silk, and the others of the
sumo t-hade as the dress. The velvet extends
around the skirt, and medallions are set on the
white, about two Inches apart.
A Gabriel dress ot ro3e-colored silk is trimmed
with black velvet ribbon, in forms resembling
somewhat a pyramid. There are eight of these,
at equal distances on the skirt, each tiuished
with three tassels. The sleeves aud waist are
trimmed in like manner, the sleeve having three
small tassels it the top.
Belts wi'l be made of the same material as the
dress, and trimmed to match the dress.
Coat sleeves are almost universally worn,
some quite full at the fop, but all small at the
hand. There is, however, a ureat variety of
styles, a pretty sleeve is very tun at the top.
and the front is cut In three points one at the
elbow, one above, and the other below it, each
being finished with a tassel. Another sleeve is
full over the back of tbe arm. and the inside is
plain. For evening dress, a sleeve consisting of
two putts, with narrow bauds at the top, elDow,
ana wrist, is quite pretty. There is a prospect
t hut loose, wide sleeves will be revived before
Morning dresses are now made with lone flow
ing sleeves over a vlain coat sleeve. The seam o:'
the loose tdeeve is left open aud lastened with a
single button at the hand, and falls away iu a
lone, deep point.
Tneie is a new invention tor looping dresses.
It consists ot a short chain or silk cord, fas
tened to clasps, which can be attached to any
part of the dress, either outside or inside. If
on the outside, the dress can be lowered on
entering a building almost instantly by slipping
the dress from the lower clasp. The skirt can
be looped again very easily and quickly on
passiLgout. The clasps are made in silver,
cteel, jet, and silk cord.
In children's dresses there is no great thnnge.
Tbey are sometimes made with a double skirt,
and all are much trimmed.
THE PRESIDENTIAL TOUR.
The Programme as Altered.
The decision of the President to visit Si
Louis of course alters the programme as orig
nally published. The following is the nei
n rrun ireinent :
Friday, 8-10 A. M. Leave Chicaeo and arrive
at Springfield at 5 P. M.
Saturday, 9 A. M. Leave Springfield and
nrrivp nl Sit. I.nnia t 9 P Xf
Sunday. Kemain at St. Louis."
Monday, 8 A. M. Leave St. Louis and arriv
al Indianapolis at 7 P. M.
Tuesday, 11 A. M. Leave Indianapolis, an
iinivn Hi filifinnntl ot i P M
Wednesday, 10 A. M. Leave Cincinnati, and
arrive at ('oliinihns nr. S P M
Thursday, 8 A. M. Leave Columbus, aud ar
rive HI 11 usourg HI u f. IU.
Friday, 10 A. M.-Leave Pittsburg, and am
ttl -liUI I ISUII1 if UL n-l 1 , III,
Saturday. 8-45 A. M. Leave Harrisburg, an
"iion imiuiiiure at li ni. Leave mitimoi
at 3M6 P. M. , and reach Washington i.t 6 P. M
I'ulted States District Court-Judce Cd
walader. Ihe United Sistosv William ttobmson
I'll. dHlunilant .
to paw, and having in hi pos8lou, oouurerteit
. uuiot. iu, irim oi me case oo-
cnoied the whole ot yesterday's session. Tbe Jury,
... . uviiuvi.uvu, rouuorea a veruiot o
I his was the last ease ready for trial before a Jury
vuuKMuY"i'r muir aerviotii Deing no lonirer
quired, the Jurors were di.oiiarged from further
Another Pardon. Alexander R. Boteler, of
fthepherdstown, W. V., a member of the Rebel
vvuiti, mu uiuuor or me jicdci army, was
pardoned by President, Johnson a fe. w da j since.
THE GREAT COXYEXTIOX
TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT
BATTLE FOR UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE.
COSSIP OF THE SALONS,
DEMANDS OF TIIE LOYALISTS.
Equality Before tho Law.
NOTHING BUT TRUE DEMOCRACY
TO BE TOLERATED.
Only Loyal Unionists for Congress.
Treason to be Made Odious.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
The process of regulating and prescribing
beforehand the proceedings ol a great National
Convention is extremely interesting; a glance
behind the curtain discloses performances which
are very curious, aud sometimes very astonish
ing. On the floor of the Convention itself, it is
but seldom that ttaythiug of consequence is
accomplished. Like an automaton, tbe vast,
unwieldy body each day goes through the pro
gramme which the leading spirits hive arranged
for it in the parlors and corridors of the hotels
on the previous evenin?. This was especially
the case with reference to the late Wigwam
gathering in this city, but with this marked
peculiarity the leading spirits were so tew in
uumberthat you could sum them up on the
fingers of one hand.
In the ereat Convention of Southtru Unionists
now in session in our city, every roan is a lead
ing spirit; and it Is in this respect thet it differs
most essentially from its Wigwam predecessor.
The consequeuce ot this peculiarity is that an
immense amount of wire-pulling is done, and an
immense amount of argument directed at a
On Sunday evening the question of
The Permanent Organization of tliet'ou
might have been considered settled, so univer
sal was the opinion of the delegates that ex
Governor Pease, of Texas, was the proper person
for the position. But yesterday morning the
tables began to turn in favor of ex-Attorney-
General Speed. The Tennessee delegation pro
nounced openly in his favor, which was a great
accession to his strength; and by the time that
the Committee on Permanent Organization held
their meeting, immediately after the adjourn
ment of the Convention, tho change had been
so complete that his selection for that position
was made certain.
The way in which this chanee in the minds
of the delegates was brought about Is interest
ing. Governor Pease is an advocate of uncon
ditional neero suffrage, believing that it is the
only guarantee of protection that can be given
the loyal men of the South, who remained
faithful and true to the Union through the
darkest days of the war. For this reason he
was at one time the almost unanimous
choice of the delegates. Since then,
however, parties whv't are interested, per
sonally and politically, In the success of
the coming elections in the North, have
been at work with the Southern delegates.
Their only argument is the fear that, if the Con
vention pronounces in favor of neero suffrage,
success at the polls throughout the North will
be jeopardized. For this reason the eflort was
made, and it has resulted successfully, to head
off the unconditional negro suffrage men In the
selection of the permanent Chairman of the
Convention. So immense was the pressure
brought to bear by the anti-suffrage men, that
some delegates who were yesterday afternoon
placed on the Committee on Permanent Organi
zation simply because they were pledged to the
support of Governor Pease, are accused of
"going back'Von their pledges, and giving their
support to Mx. Speed.
Ex-Attorney-Geueral Speed was not fixed
upon by the anti-suffrage men because be was
one of their number, but because he was not the
candidate of tbe negro-suffrage men. Ills
qualifications for the distinguished honor can
be questioned by no one who respects true
patriotism and unswerving loyalty,
Bnt notwithstanding their .lefeat on the ques
tion of permanent organisation,
The Negro-stufTrnire Men hare Onlucd
their First Victory,
and that was in the selection ot the Ron. Thomas
J. Durant, of Louisiana, as temporary Chair
man of the Convention. Tho Hrst choice of the
anti-snffrngc men for this position was Governor
Fletcher, of Missouri; and tho selection of Mr.
Durant was a severe blow, from the effects of
which they have not yet recovered. Aside from
this question, however, the dignified manner In
which ho presided yestcrdav gained him the
applause of all parties in the Convention.
The Negro-Suffrage (iuestlou
has been handled in the same way as that
of the permanent organization, which last was,
in truth, but a part of the former. An immense
pressure is being brought to bear against all
the delegates lrom the Gulf States, who, as a
general rule, are perfectly raold on the suffrage
question, as well as against many from Missouri,
Tennessee, and Virginia, to persuade them to
back down from the position which they have
assumed from the first.
The argument used in this cac is the same as
in the other negio suffrage will throw the
November elections into the hands of the John
sonites. Against this the Southern radn.il? pre
sent the single argument that without negro
suffrage they cannot remain at their present
John Minor Botts, of Virginia, Is the only man
of prominence from the South who was
originally committed In opposition to neprro
suffrage. The principal opposition comes en
tirely from the Honorary Delegates lrom the
This interference, a it is called, is highly
resented by many of the Southern radicals.
They maintain that the original call embodies
the recommendation of neirro stitlrage as the
chief duty of the Couveutiou, and if delegates
from the North assembled here to welcome aud
encourage them, it Is in exceedingly bad taste for
them to endeavor to defeat the main object of
The result of the contest which will be foucht
on to-morrow and the succeeding day is ex
tremely doubtful. A split in the Conventiou i
predicted in some quarters. At any rate, it is
probable that if negro suffrage is defeated in
the Convention, the loading radicals from the
(south "will take the responsibility" of issuing
a manifesto to Congress and the people, over
their own names as individual citizens, de
claring that negro suffrage is the only safety of
the loyal men of the South.
The presence in the procesfion yesterday of
has created an immense sensation, and a strong
effort has been made to have him excluded from
ihe Northern Convention. One person who was
fully committed to this course went to Governor
Hamilton, ot Texas, to secure his co-operation
The response that he received was this: "ft ia
my opmion that Fred. Dcxtglasa h as more brains
than either you or J."
Tbe result of the effort to exclude Fred
Douglass from the Northern Convention will
probably be an invitation lor him to take a sent
on the floor of the Southern Convention. The
rubicct is being seriously discussed, and already
linds many advocates.
About the Hotels
lat evening ihere were assembled an immense
throng. Although hundreds of delegates were
already present, as many as six oir seven hun
dred fresh arrivals were noted during the day.
The rain, however, seriously interfered with
arrangements which had been made for sere
nading Generals Butler and Geary, and other
It did not, however, deter the Republican In
vlncibles, who, as they marched down Chesuu
street, while the rain was falliug in torrents,
with toiches glaring and banners flying, pre
sented an imposing appearance.
PROCEEDING S T O-D A Y.
HON. JAMES SPEED ELECTED
THE NUMBER OF DELEGATES.
Beports of Committees.
Etc., Etc., Etc., 'Etc., Etc., Etc.
At a few minutes past 10 o'clock the tonipo
iary Chairman, Hon. T. J. Durant, said:
"The hour having arrived to which we ad
journed on yesterday, I will uow call the meet
ing to order, and introduce the Rev. Mr. Mat
lack, w ho will deliver the opening prayer."
While the audience rose to their feet In reve
rence, was given the
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Matlaek.
Almightv God, our Father wlw art i-Heaven !
We recognize Thee as the Father of the spirits of
all men. We tecoenlze ourselves as a common
brotherhood. We recoirnize a community in
the ftsiuly ot man that makes ft proper tor all,
however inclined and governed, to say, Our
Fatlrer who urt iu Heaven I
We come with gratitude In our hearts; we
come with an humble trust; we have occasiou
of rejoicing; we have reasou for revereuce, for
earnest solemnity, for deep solicitude, and we
ask Thy guidance.
We pray Thee that our nation may learn to
deal justly and love mercy and walk humbly
before Thee, We pray that this convocation
may help to develop a sentiment which shall
recognize that "righteousness exalteta a nation,
while sin Is a reproach to auy people."
Wo ak Thy blessing on its deliberations: we
recognize In those who are present men who
were twed, and by Thy migDt strenfrthening
them, have sustained every test, and are here
to testify their devotion to God, as well as come
to prepare tor securing tbe permanent bless
ings of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happi
ness to themselves, and to all men as well.
Ob, do Tou rgx4 them favorably, and take
the directing of thflr minde, and aid them to
determine such lines of action as shall lead
to tbe most permanent and glorious resnlU.
We ask these blessings in the name and for the
sake of our dear Redeemer, Jesus Christ 1
Committee on Credentials.
The following report was then submitted from
the Committee on Credentials:
hesoleed. That this Convention receive the
report of the members ot each State as to tho
qiialiocations ol its members.
Texas 15. Louisiana 18, Tennessee. 81. Vir-
f inin 61, West Virginia 51, Georgia 8, Alabama
. Kentucky 13, Mississippi 3, Mionrl 30. Ar-
Kanh 3D. rorto raroimati, uarvinnd 60, Dela
ware 6, Florida 7, District Of Columbia 27.
The Committee on Credentials have examined
them, and report them as members of this Con
vention, and entitled to seats..
G. W. Ashiium, Chairman.
Df.leoate from Missouri. TheTe is an addi
tional delegate from Missouri just arrived en
titled to admission.
The Chtirnian That will be a question to be
decided when thf Convention is permanently
A Delegate I would like to have the names
read, 'so that any dcleeate present whose name
is not recorded may bo added.
The Chairman The nmes have not boon em
bodied in the report of the Committee. No
motion is in order but to recommit.
A Delegate 1 want the names of the dele
gates. (Cr.es of "No ! No !M)
The report was then unanimously adopted.
Committee on Permanent Organization.
The next business is the report of tho Com
mittee on Permanent Organization. Is tho
Chairman of that Committee prepared to report?
Hon. A. J. Fletcher, Chairman, Secretary of
State of Tennessee, presented the following
The Committee on Permanent Organization
have the honor to report the following gentle
men s officers of the Convention:
President Hon. Janie Speed, of Kentucky.
(Great cheers, and many delegates rising to
treir feet and waving their bats.) Throughout
the reading of the following officers great en
thusiasm prevailed Governor Brownlow, and
floi). John Minor Bolts, of Virginia, being
cheered in particular.
E. M. Pease, of Tcxhs.
Anthony Fernandez, Louisiana.
Joseph W. Field, Mississippi.
D. II. Bingham, Alabama.
Colonel O. B. Hart, Florida,
Governor W. G. Brownlow. Tennessee.
Joseph 11. Glover, Kentucky.
George P. Strong, Missouri.
H. C. Cole, Georgia.
Kev. Hope Baine, North Carolina.
Hon. John Minor Botts, Viremia.
Governor A. J. Boreman, West Virginia.
Gen. Joseph Gcrhardt, District ol Columbia.
Hon. J. A. J. Creswcll, Maryland.
Gen. A. A C. Rogers, Ark:msas.
Thomas B. Coursey, Delaware.
Samuel C. Mercer, Tennessee.
Colonel Weston i lint, Missouri.
John T. Ensor, Maryland.
Henry W. Davis, Mississippi.
Colone' Chaile9 C. Gill, Kentucky.
C. (J. Baylor. Georeia.
J. W. Wynne, North Carolina.
John H. Adams, Delaware.
Judge M. J. Satloll. Alabunia.
Dr. G. K. Grimer. Virginia.
J. N. Boyd, West Virginia.
Jese Stencil, Texas.
Peter A. Fcnncrly, Arkansas.
E. Hiestnnd, Louisiana.
John W. Price, Florida.
D. B Brown, District of Columbia.
For Chaplain of the Convention, tho Rev.
John B. Newman, D. D., of Louisiana.
Judgp Safibrd, of Alabama, said: I beg leave
respectfully to decline accepting the appoint
ment of Secretary from Alabama, as it does not
comport with my conveaieuce to fill it
The Chairman That vacancy will have to bi
supplied by the State delegation after the per
manent organization is effected.
Continued in our ntxt edition.
MEETING OF THE NORTHERN DELEGATES
To the Southern Loyalist Convention,
held at Horticultural Hall.
The delegates f rom tbe Northern States to
attend the great Southern Loyal Convention,
met iu convention at Horticultural Hall this
iiioruing, at half-past 10 o'clock. The meubera
began to assemble at an early hour, and it soon
became apparent that tbe hall was entirely too
limited in extent to accommodate all.
V hen the meeting was called to order, at 1030
A. M., the Hall was densely crowded.
As Andrew Curtin entered the Hall be was
greeted with enthusiastic cheering.
Governor Curtin called the meeting to order.
Mr. Barnum, of Connecticut, rose and said,
that the Hall was so small that it would not ac
commodate one-sixth of all the delegates, and
moved that they adjourn to Penn Square.
Ou ntfdlon of Mr. Edwards, of Connecticut,
It was moved that the Convention adjourn to
meet In front ot the Leaeufi House.
The meeting adjourned txnueet in front of the
There was an immense gathering Tfi-firont of
the League House on Broad street, and a brass
band discoursed some excelleut music.
The meeting was called to order, and Gov
ernor Curtin expressed a wish to despatch the
business of the meeting quickly.
W. D. Kelley It must be obvious to all who
are here that this '"veniiou is not and never
was desiened to be a Convention to form or
express opinions which shall bind any one. We
are here to greet the Southern Union loyalists,
and I move we adjourn, that as individuals wo
may attend the meeting of tbe Southern Loyal
Convention. He moved to adjourn sine die.
Mr. Hoxie, of New Jersey, rose.
Mr. Kelley interrupted.
It is not a fact that the Northern delegates ad
journed without expressing an opinion. He
moved that as representatives of Northern
States we adopt the sentiments of the Commit
tee on Reconstrucuon. and that we do not mean
to take any other Issue, than that the President
should be rebuked for calling the Conecm a so
called Congress. He moved that a re-solution
be adopted to adjourn, and meet at tbe call ot
William D. Kelley said there would be oppor
tunity in public as semblasre to express each, one
his individual opinion. He said that Pniladel
phla will have a grand series of public meetings.
He said that this is no time to be muzzled.
Mr. Scovel, of New Jersey, expressed a hopa
that Pennsylvania will seo that at the coming
session ol Comrress New Jersey will do her duty.
Governor Buckingham, of Connecticut, moved
that the Convention be called together after the
adjournment of the loyal Convention. He
thought that this wl" be the time to express our
opinions. , .... . ,
Governor Morton, of Indiana (enthusiastic
cheering) In coming here I supposed I came
to attend a National Convention. I hop the
delegates tram the North and South will meet
together. I agree that It Is not proper that lha
Contirmi on JagA
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