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VOL. VIII-No 58.
Lajlng of the runta Knsa Cable Move
ments of the Narva The Arrival
from Key West La) ing the Shore
Line at Fnnta Itasa Yellow
Fever on Board the Narva
Death of Three Men
Laying the Cable
to Within a
Few Miles
of Key
Kby West. Fla., Sept. 1, via New Orleans,
Bt'pt." 5. I have the pleasure of announcing
that the entire cable from Havana to Punca
Basa. Fla., is now in work ins: order, with the
exception of seven miles ot shore end otf this
point, which will be laid by the United State
double-ender Lena pee to-morrow, if the weather
is tavorable: it not, the first one day. As th3
Bstteinh leaves to-mrht lor Now Orleans, I send
this by ber, to be telegraphed from that point,
let the northers In the Gulf may delay the
splicin? otTthis barboi.
The following is my lopr of the trip:
Wednesday, Aug. 21. Took in supplies at Key
West; could get no suitable coal, and at 8 P. M.
the Narva left for Havana.
Aug. 22. Arrived otf Moro Castle. Havana,
at 7 A. M.; remained there all day taking on
board Ice and ship's stores fir the Narva and
Lenapee, which leaves Key West to-night lor
Punta Basa, to assist us in laying the Punta
Rasa and Key West Cable. Coal was put on
board In bags. None of the crew were permitted
to land, lest the ship should be Infected bv the
yellow lever raping in Cuba. Left at 8 P. M.
for Punta Rasa direct.
Aug. 23. Eay this morning crossed Tortueas
Island, and had tine view ot Fort Jeflcron, the
abiding place of the anamination conspirators;
weather very fine, and we are making six knots.
At 11 P. M. lay off Cape Romano, so as to enter
Punta Basa harbor by davlight.
Aug. 24. At tlaj light sighted the Lenapee at
the channel buoy, and ran down to ber.
Aug. 25. The Narva is artcnorei at the
buoy, seven miles off the telegraph house. The
Lenapee, which draws less water, is four miles
from shore. Her boats, with Engineers Webb
and Preece and Electricians Crook and Medley,
landed, and preparations were at once made to
land the shore end. Ensign (ormun, with a
boat lrom the Lenapee, towed out two pontoon
boats to the Narva, where they were crossed
with boards, and a raft formed, upon which, on
the morning of August 26, one mile and a half
of heavy shore end was coiled. Two launches
of the Lenapee, under the command ot Ensign
Gorman, started ashore with the raft in tow at
2 P. M., Mr. Webb declining the offer of Cap
tain Irvine, of the Lenapee, to tow the raft by
Eteam. A heavy wind arose, and the tide was
setting off from shore, and rendered the land
ing very difficult. About 3 o'clock the pro
peller Kmily, Captain Moxen, passed us,
bound in. and Mr. Webb was only too
glad to accept tne oiler of a tow from
her. We arrived ashore at half-past 4, and at
once connected the shore end to Mr. Haunan's
office, at the terminus of the land line. Mr.
Webb at once chartered the Emily to lay the
shore end, but just as we were ready to start tor
the Narva on the Emily a tearful storm came
up, and we were all forced to camp on shore,
among the countless myriads of sand flies and
mosquitoes, for the night. At daylight the
Emily proceeded to the Narva, six miles off, and
additional cable was coiled upon the former
from the tanks ot the Narva, and the Emily ran
in to the shore. The splice was made between
the small sized and the shore end upon the raft,
and by dai k the shore end was laid and placed
upon the Narva, where another splice was made
to the cable in the Narva's tanks. It was for
tunate that the services of the Emily had been
availed of, as we could not have laid the 6hore
end in four days without her assistance in the
rough sea that was running.
We lay at anchor all nieht, intending to start
at davlight on August 27. At 6 A. M. a colored
cable hand, who had been ill several days, was
found dead. Investigation into his case, as well
as others ol the sick on board, showed that the
Narva had yellow fever on board, and of coarse
it was impossible to sail until the deceased was
buried. We were six miles from the mainland,
and boats were at once despatched to bury the
deceased. Messrs. Webb, Medley, Captain
Dowell, and others, accompanied the boats, and
the latter read the Episcopal burial service over
the crave. Before the boats returned from the
shore another of the remaining two patients
sick with the fever died. We are all ready to
start. Mr. W. E. Everett, Engineer of the Tele
graph Company, was very impatient, and urged
the Captain and Mr. Webb to throw the body of
the deceased overboard; but these gentlemen
Insisted upon giving him decent burial, and Mr.
Webb declared be should be buried on shore if
the cable was never laid. Another funeral
party started ashore, and of course rendered It
impossible to start for Key West that night.
To-Bight Dr. Duulap, of the Narva, Issued
quinine rations to all on board, and fumigated
the ship with disinfectants.
Aug. 28. At 8-16 this morning we got under
etc am to draw In the slack, but on doing so it
was discovered that the cable had become en
tangled In the ship's aucher. To get It loose it
was necessary to cut the cable. At 130 the
splice was again completed, and at 215 we
sailed at the rate of one and a half knots, steer
ing south, half east. At 2"5 Messrs. Crook es
and Medley, electricians, reported that the in
sulation of the cable had ceased, and no signals
could be had with Mr. Hanner on shore. The
vessel was at once stopped, and the entire after
noon was consumed in cutting the cable and
. taking out the flaw. At ten P. M. we were
figain ready to sail, when Mr. Dunlap announced
the death of another hand. We lay at anchor
all night, and at davlight buried the third and
last ellow-tpvpr nationt on hoard. All of these
men had the worst kind of yellow fever and
black vomito. We now hope to be clear ot the
fever, as no other cases have been reported.
Autr. 29. We rnHi,l the iWuhspiI on shore
wit h becoming solemnities, and cot under steam
for Key West at 11 A. M.. the Lenanee leading
slowly at first, and gradually increasing to four
ana nve mots. Captain Dowell took the course
south, nan east, and despite all remonstrances
kept on clear throueh. It was the same course
taken bv the Lenapee, which acted as our pilot
Bhip. The ship's log phowed the following rate
per hour: Counting fiom the Punta Basa buoy,
seven miies ou snore, at 5 P.M., twenty-seven
and a bait miles run; at 6 P. M thirty three
miles; 7 P. M., thirty-eight miles: 8 P. M. fortv.
three miles; 10 P. M., fifty-two and a quarter
miles; irom xu r. ai. to a a.. m., August 30, five
nois yvi uuu, nuivu uuuiiuuea to 8 A.M.,
when tne speea was reaucea to lour knots. At
10 A. M. we bad run by the loir on himHrH
mik i, when e i-lopped in a thick fog and rain
and anchored. The Lenapee, which iounrt th
Key West buoy about 9 o'clock, fixed a gun and
rail Paca iuiui Bum, un u was m ancnor,
A heavy rain anu iog nau v iu, so mat it was
deemed expedient to remain at anchor. The
TnaDeeat once start d for Key West, whet
nhe arrived the same evening. A stiff norther
set in in the afUrnoon, aud the Narva cut and
buoyed the caDic,
RAog. 31. A heavy sea running. The Lenapee
xbont noon loit for the Narva with supplies
The weather very threatening. Arrived at two
P. M., snd at three returned to port.
ept. 1, flv" p. M. The Narva came in this
morning; all on board are well. This being
Bundny. no woTk will be done. The weather
has strain settled. To-morrnw, If the weather is
favotable, the Lenapee will take out a scow
with the Key West shore end on board. The
cable handi from the Narva will then splice it
to the deep tea cable and connect with the talc
graph honse ahore, thus making the connec
tion between Havana and the rest ot the world
complete. It is believed that we shall have
half a mile of cable to spare by using two miles
of the deep sea cable belonging to the Telegraph
The Punta Basa cable ran out splendidly,
there being no stoppages for twenty-four hours,
at the rate of four and Ave knots. I have seen
specimens of many cables, but never a better
one than the Punta Rasa cable, which, as well
as the Cuba and Key West cable, was the first
complete cable made by the Biivertown India
Rubber and Gutla Percba Telegraph Company
of London.
It is more than probable that before Wednes
day, when this despatch reaches yon, I shall
Lave telegraphed you by Punta Basa the news
ot the entire completion of the cuble.
Arbitrary Conduct of the CaptaliwGeue
ral of Cuba lie Refuses to Permit Dee
patches to the Press to so over the Cable
rniettled State of Politics the Bup
poecd Cause.
Key West, Sept. 1, via New Orleans, Sent. 6.
Notwithstanding the Gulf cible is nearly com
pleted, the Captain-General of Cuba refused to
permit press despatches to be sent over the
cable. Your Havana correspondent can there
fore send nothing. Senor Arantave is a liberal
minded gentleman, and acts as inspector of des
patches, but General Manzano is playing a des
pot's part. He gives as an excuse for his inter
ference that the line is not yet onen for
business; but I learn that political affairs in
Cuba are in an unsettled state, and this Is pro
bably the real cause of the Captaiu-Geueral's
action. Bo much for liberty of the press and
free speech in the realm of the Cuban Mogul,
who, fortunately, is shortly to be recalled.
Successful Laying of the New Cable of
the New York, Newfoundland! and
London Telegraph Company from PI a-
centla to Cape Breton.
North Sydney, Cape Breton, Sept. 4. The
new cable, manufactured by the Telegraph Con
struction and Maintenance Company for the
New York, Newfoundland, and Loudon Tele
praph Company, has just been successfully laid
between Placen'-la, Newfoundland, and this
place, thus completing a new route from Nova
Scotia to the Atlantic cables, to wo: k In connec
tion with new lines now being constructed by
the Western Union Telegraph Company. The
cable has been tested and proves to be one of
the most perfect ever made.
WELL. The Shaft of the Steamship George
Cromwell Broken In ber Stern Bear
Inga The Vessel Nearly Filled with
Water Safety of her Passengers.
Key WEsr, Fla., Sept. 5. We learn that the
steamship George Cromwell, Captain Stannard,
lrom New Orleans on the evening of the 1st
instant, bound to New York, when off Indian
Key. Fla., on the 3d, broke her shaft in her
stern bearings, tbroueh, which the water flowed
in considerable quantities.
The passengers, thirty-three in all, with their
bagBaee, were taken off m safety.
Two hundred and seventy bales of cotton were
saved dry. The remainder of her cargo is
damaced by water.
Captain Stanuard has hopes of saving the
-vessel by the aid of a steam pump.
The following is a list ot the passengers on
Miss A. naraden, Mrs. Blair, two children and
servant; Master W. Davis. Master C. Davis, Mrs.
Pagmee. J. T. Hardy, Edward McDewltt, D. E.
Gross and wife, Miss L. Houston, G. G. Burns,
Master M. Commagere, Master Soniat, Mrs.
Custer, Mrs. Stillwell, W. E. Carlisle, J. A. Lan-
gurst, F. a. Nicholson ana otners.
ine cargo comprised tne louowing articles:
78 bales cotton, 190 hogsheads tobacco, 434
barrels flour, 60 bales moss, 19 barrels oil, 634
hides, 12 bags wool, ana 57 packages merchandise.-
JV. Y. Hrraid.
A Close Vote, and Probable Slight Demo
cratic victory.
San Francisco, Sept. 6. Henry H. Haight,
the Democratic candidate lor Governor, has a
maiorlty so large In this city and elsewhere
that it is almost impossible for the radicals to
overcome it by their best efforts in the other
portions of the State. Tho returns from the
interior are very uncertain, and come tn slowly.
Nothing definite can be asce Gained for several
days. It is, however almost certain that the
Democrats have gained the victory, though by
very ctose vote, tne most sanguine anions
them placiug their probable majority at 1000.
Probably two ot tne tnree vemocrauc candi
dates for Congress will be elected.
California Redeemed.
From the N. Y. World.
The Democra have carried California, elect
ing their Govnor, two Congressmen probably,
ana maioiity oi tne legislature, tnus prevent
ing the election of a radical United States
Senator. Bead this handwriting on the wall,
ye dl6unlonl6ts who have squandered a third of
the nation's wealth, a million of Us lives; who
have substituted a military despotism for
rpnublican liberty in ten of the sovereign
States of this Union, plundered the people with
your protective taritls, robbed tnem with your
Saper money, and cursed them with a colossal
ebt. Bead this handwriting on the wall and
know your fate, lor this is the beginning or the
ena oi your power.
The Present Cotton Crop.
The sggreentlve tendency of rumors, so hap
pily poitrayed in the story of the "three biack
crows," finds illustration tn the gradually in
creasing reports of the ravages of the cotton
worm, and the consequent annihilation of the
crop. The statement ot the Merchants' Ezchanqe
show that these reports have been greatly exag-
?erated, since it announces that, trom sept. 1,
mis. to SeDt. 1. 1H66. the number ot bales re
ceived here was 112,952, while from the first of
September, 1866, to the present time, the number
. . i oi. .ACl L...l... J .U.4 1. I.
received pas oeen ii.tus uucb, iu
enpected that the crop of the present year will
be considerably larger than that of last. Indeed,
the receipts at Memphis even in the year pre
vious to the war were y firmer
than the present year's, having only reached
the amount ol 308,633 bales, which is not a
third more than the sum of the current year's
n.nJiiMlnn ulrond received.
These facts and figures seem to show that the
TOn-m l,.. rtnnp much less iniury than was gene.
rally believed, and may bIbo tend to allay the
alarm ot those who foreboded the ruin of the
cotton trade by the emancipation m m oiucas
A former's daughter in a Somersetshire
village, near WireliBcombe, lately sheared the
wuolo ot hr fathers uoca, averaging uoiu
twenty to twenty-flv per day.
The Amnemty Proclamation
cussed In Cabinet Session
to be Dli
From the iV. Y. Herald.
Wabdinoton, Sept. 6. Secretary Browning Is
rapidly recovering from his late lllnes, aud was
at the Interior Department lor a short time to
day. He expects to attend the meet'.ng ot the
Cabinet to-morrow, as it is the desire ot the
President that all the members of the Cublnpt
in the city may be present. Questions of great
importance are to be discussed, and among
other things the long-talked-of Amnesty Pro
clamation, which, it is understood, Is now 1n
shape, though not finally decided upou. This
is only reason why the President requests all
the members of his Cabinet to attend the meet
ing to-morrow.
I may state in this connection that the Idea of
a general amnesty meets with great favor bere,
and is regardf d a one of the best developments
ot the President's policy lately. Owing to the
silence of the President and every member of
the Cabinet on the subject, I am not able to
supplv you with any reliable information as to
the exact character of the coming proclamation.
Humors of Cabinet Changes.
The rumor is asrain current to night that both
Seward and McCulloch are soon to resign and
make way for men more in accord with the
President. Inquiry does not justify mc in staling
thatthrrel9ncwcau.se of difficulty calculated
to hasten the resignation of tuese two offlcal".
I can only report what has been to often an
nounced before, that there seems to be li'tie
doubt that they will soon retire to private life,
probably at an earlier day than most people
imagine. Among the parties named for sue
cefcucr to McCulloch are Cisco and a Philadel
phia banker somewhat known to fame.
The Struggle for the Removal of Com
mlssloner Ilolllns-Sharp Letter from
Colonel Illlljerto Thurlow Weed.
The struggle lor the removal of Commissioner
Bollins has become quite warm and exciting.
It is said that the President favors the removal,
but that McCulloch is opposed to it, and has
strongly urged the President not to heed the
hue and cry now being mane against .ir. noi-
liiis. The tussle for the spoils ot the office baa
been attended with some curious developments,
iiot the least Interesting of which ia a letter of
Thurlow Weed to General Graut pitching into
Colonel Hillyer, Revenue Aiient at New York,
and a reply from the la ter containing some
heavy hits back on the veteran lobby ibU Tue
following is the correspondence:
New Yobk, Sept. 1. Dear Geuerl: Publlo men
are responsible for llieir friends. There Is widespread
demoralization anionic the internal revenue nliicers.
The cointiiuaiion tern is formidable. Among others
Colonel Hillyer Is alleged to be 'ruplloated. If, as Is
represented, tie Is alUiiin the effort to remove Mr.
HollliiH, tbat act will confirm suspicions. It Ha so
alleged that Colonel Hillyer has paid little tn the
Government, while his predecessor has save 1 larne
amounts. There will be Congressional Investigations
Into these frauds, aud 1 sin unwilling to Beedamag ng
exposnrts In the case of any ollicers fcr whose Inte
grity General Grant in respou'lbie. 1 have no objec
tion that Colonel Hillyer should fee this letter. Truly
Gen. U. B.Grant.
New Yobk, Bept. 4. Thurlow Weed, Esq. Sir:
Gei eral Grant has forwarded to me. wlluout com
ment, your let'er of ttie 1st lustauir, addressed to him.
The 'nipi rtinence of the letur would be lucomore
benslble did U emanate from any other man than
yourself. The Impertinence of your addressing Gene
ral Grant od any subject (be Impertinence of your
addrensing General Grant about me tne iuioeril
neuce of your accnslng anybody oi Implication la
fraud, Is Impertinence without a parallel. You cer
tainly h'Ve lost your reputed Hiirewdi. en, or have
been smitten with unwonted ruodesly. Don't you
suppose that General Grant kuows your reputation
and my character ? I had supposed that you gloried
in your reputation as King ol the Lobby aud the
Frlrce of Johbeis. Does Bat an rebuke sin? Since
1 have been in oflice I have had but one otilclal trans
action with which you were connected. I have
your special letter of commeBdaiion to me nt a
gentleman who called as the attorney of one B. to
interpose in behalf or his client. I was satislled that
B. was guilty ot intent to detraud the Government.
However much I might have desired to accommo
date you and ycur friend. I could not conscientiously
do otherwise than recommend that he be lined 5ihk),
conscious of his guilt and the Justice of the punish
rreut. Be gave me his check lor the amount, paya
ble to the Collector of the District. Iam informed
that the amount was afterwards remitted by the Com
missioner, by wnose Influence I do uot know. Tbat
waslbe last application ever made to run through
you. you found you could not use me, and. with the
same chivalry which a man exercises when he
attacks another bv writing to his wile that ber hus
band U untrue to bia vow, you write to the purest of
men ana one oi my nest meuas running insinua
tions sgalnst my inieerlty. General Grant, as you
know, is neither responsible for my appointment
nor my integrity. 1 was appointed at the
special request of the President. You told
.in in W bull I nnlitti I )i u f. nil nnnllol far Ih.
appointment for your friend, Webster, aud the 1'resl-
aeut ana ine eecretary toia you tue piace was pro
mined to me. and that as soon as you heard it vou
said It was a most Judicious selection. Your sugges
tion of the appointment of a Congressional committee
is what you know I have announced that I would ask
for. and what you least desire. I have repeatedly aud
publicly stated that such a committee should be ap
pointed to make a thorough Investigation Into the
corruptions and abuse of the revenue sustem in this
city. Huch an Investigation would doubtless reveal
the fact that the morality of the Albany lobby haa
been transplanted to the riir of New York. It Is
notorious that the corruption of revenue ollicers
Iq tills city is Id direct proportion to their Inti
niacy with you, I. la doubtleas owing to the fact
Ibat thoke who are most uuuer your iniiueuce
re moat shameless In their corruption that the
world baa dubbed you with the soubriquet of
Faicln." J have never made any attack on the In
teeritv of Mr. Rollins, but I should think better
ol Dim If the ring ot which you are chief did not
raiiT to nis oeienso tne moment ne is in aaneer. jno
one who knows you will believe that your champion
ship of Mr. Rollins Is creditable to him as a man or to
nis cnaracter as an oincer. n is not ror nr. itoiuni,
but for your expected gains, through dishonest means.
that you tremble. If access to the Treasury could bn
optainea more easily tnrougn nis successor, Koinns'
name would soon be added to the list of friends whom
you have used, wheedled, cajoled, ruined, and ahan-
arnea. i nave oniv one wora more to say. You state
that 1 am said to be Implicated la frauds. Your age
alone save you from my branding you as a liar. After
an experience rf nix niontbe In oflice. I can proudly
say, what I should not have been able to say had I
been controlled by you, that my bands are entirely
clear. What prouder record can any officer In New
York , possessing power and patronage, have than the
ract mat i uuriow weeais nis enemy y
I am, etc, W1LL.1AUB.UILL.YKB.
Colonel Hil'ver was formerly a member of
General Grant's staff, and is a warm friend of
both dram and the 1'resident. He has been
foremost in the anti-B3tlins movement, and re
commended General Steed man for the position.
Tins nas earned mm tne nostuity or ltollins,
wooa, ana, proDaDiy, jncuuuocn.
The New Amnesty Proclamation.
From the N. Y. Timet.
A great deal of speculation is being indulged
in as to tne tenor ana conditions or a new am
nesty proclamation which the President is said
to be about to issue. Whether such a document
will be put forth or not is yet a mere matter of
conjecture, nut u it is, tne puoiio will call to
mind the following act, which was Introduced
into fthe House by Mr. Eliot, of Massachusetts.
on the 3d of December, I860, passed the same
day, and sent to tne ecnate, where It passed
January 4, 1867. It was sent to the President,
and Indorsed by him, "received Januarv a
1887," when it became a law without his signa
ture, he having failed to return it with his ob-
lect ons within tne constitutional ten davit
which fact is duly Indorsed upou the original
copy on hie In the Slate Department. It is as
"Be It enacted, etc., That the thirteenth section of
an act entitled An act u eupprert insurrection, to
punish treason and rebellion, to nel. and ooutisoate
the property or reoeis, aou tor otuer purposes,' ap
proved July 17, 142, be and the same is hereby re-
ueaieu. t
To appreciate the force of this, it Is necessary
to read the repealed section, which la in the
lollowlng words:
"Hactlon 18. And be It further enacted. That th
President is hereby authorized at any lime hereafter
by proclamation to extend to persons who may have
participated in the existing rebellion la any btate or
part thereof, Pardon and amnesty with such exceptions
and at such limes and on such conditions aa he may
deem txuedleut fur lue publio welfare."
i In the Senate along discussion occurred on
the question as to whether the repealed section
confeircd any power upon the President whici
he did not possess under the Constitution, and
the best lawyers in that body maintained that
it did. to wit, a power of whole-ale amnesty,
and that, therefore, the repeal of the section
deprived him ot that power, at least leaving
htm nothing but the simple pard n'ng power
expressed In the Const! ution. If the Pre ;ident
isr-ues a new proclamation in the face of th's
action, it will be aocepted as anoth'-r indication
of bis determination t overrule the will ol the
people, as expressed througn Congress.
General Grant and the President.
The Interview between General Grant and the
President, which has become the talk of the
precs, did not occur yesterday, as has been
stated, but took place on Tue id ay alter Cabinet
meeting. The President found General Grant
as firm and positive in the expression ot his
opinions as he is himself. There are many re
ports afloat aa to particular things which Gene
ral Grant said on this occasion, but no one has
any authority to put words into General Grant's
mouth. It is known, however, that he did charge
upon Mr. Johnson the responsibility ot the fail
ure of the Constitutional AmisndmeDt, by which
the South lo-a more than the North, for thereor
ten organized enemies hnd been kept out of the
Union until they compiled with the proclaimed
conditions of safety.
The Presidential clique here who are urging
changes In the Cabinet proiess to-day to be cer
tain of what I intimated last niaht, viz. that
the President would take the rcsponsioility ot
removing General Grant within a week, despite
all legal obstructions, public opinion, or anv
thhie else. Gentral Steedman's name Is still
mentioned as (ieneral Graut's successor, and
whether he will be Secretary of War or not
depends much upon whether he is willing to re
linquish his very profitable position at New
Orleans for the doubtful honor of a seat in
Andrew Johnson's Cabinet tor the brief period
of seventy days, as the Senate would undoubt
edly reiect him without ceremonv. General
Uotdon Granger is in New York, daily expecting
an order trom General Grant directing mm to
join his regiment. He is likewise daily expect
ing an order trom tne rremient asmguuu nim
to the Frecdmen's Bureau in place of General
The Reported Rupture Between the
President and General Urant.
The Boston Pod's Washington special says:
A rumor of "high words at the White House"
was eenerally discussed In our s reets to-dav
(Wednesday), and it was asserted, and conti
dentlv believed, that Postmaster-General Kan-
dall and General Grant, happening to meet in
the President's audieuce-onatnbur, had some
sharp wordj on the proclamation published
this morning, and in which tho President par
ticipated. I am authorized to say that the
story is without auy other foundation than the
fact that these two eentlemen did meet as
slated. The interview between them was en
tirely pleasant, nor was the subject of the
proclamation mentioned.
roe corresponuent oi tne Boston Atvoernser
says: "in this interview, wane on tne siiDject
of reconstruction, it Is nndeistood tbat General
Grant said to the President that but lor nis
stubborn opposition the Constitutional Amend
ment would have been adopted, aud the ten ex
cluded Stales would now have beenm the Union.
Notwithstanding the legal atfnculttes thought
yesterday to be In the way ot General Grant's
removal, it seems almost certain tbat be will be
out of tho War Oflice witnin a few days."
More Disturbances in Birmingham.
The London Star says:
'On Wednesday. August 21. a lecturer fram
Liverpool, whom Murphy brought with him to
Birmingham, wished to deliver iu the 'Taber
nacle' a lecture antagonist to Mr. John Bright,
M. P., and, indirectly, in favor or the lately
beaten conservative candidate for the represen
tation ot Birminsham. The audience would not
listen, and Murphy's friends were thereby so
exasperated that one of tnem actually menaced
the refractory portion of the audience with a
lile-prrserver, and Murphy shouted threaten
ingly to them tbat he had his 'bull-dog' (a re
volver) in bis pocket. This was done without a
single act or violence Having oeen committed.
except by two of Marphy's agtnts, who were
engaged for nearly two hours in selecting from
among tne auaience, ana turning out, every
individual who would not listen.
On Thursday night the proceedings of Wed
nesday nigin were altogether thrown into the
shade. Murphy aud his friends were jostled on
their way to the 'Tabernacle,' but even the
Murpliyite accounts of the matter do not repre
sent that a single blow was struck. Murphy,
bowever, pulled out a revolver, and threatened
the crowd with it. For their own safety they
were then disposed to disarm him, but Murphy
was taken to the police station. He went to
the 'Tabernacle' soon afterwards, and among
his own friends on the platform, there being no
show of violence whatever, he nourished a
revolver in one band and a Bible in the other,
and declared that any Papist who dared to
attack him should 'have a six-barrel led revolver,
for he intended to take the law into his own
hands henceforth.' He boasted that he was in
the habit of carrying six revolvers with him. If
the authorities cannot or will not put a stop to
such proceedines, there will certainly be further
loss of life in Birmingham.
"An artisan named Rallies having met Mur-
nhv at the Tabernacle for discussion on Friday,
r. J ... i i i.i. i., .
the piatiorm was tit-aieu wuu rotten eggs, roe
chairman of the meeting twice menaced the
audience with a pistol, and several oi Murphy's
friends brought out similar weapans. Intense
excitement and great uproar prevailed. The
occupants of tne piatiorm were panic-stricken,
and tumbled down stairs over each other. There
was, however, no tataiity. rna police cleared
tho hodv of the hall. The feeline of the nonu-
lace has been against Murphy since he gave in
dications oi conservatism in pontics."
A Court of Inquiry to be Demanded by
General Slcklea on the Allegations in
the President's Proclamation General
Canby lis Command of the Second Die
trlct General Sickles' Orders Con
firmed. Chakmston.S. C, Sept. 5. General Slokles
turned over to-day to General Canby the com
maud of the Beooud Military District. Tae lat
ter adopts and confirms all existing, orders of
General Blckles.
General Blckles, it Is understood, will demand
a court, of inquiry on aooouot of tne allegations
of tbe President's proolamatlon and Aaalataat
Attorney-General Blnckley'g opinion.
WBAt Would Come of a Fbanco-Aubtbian
Alluhcb. A correspondent of the Courrier
des Etats Unis writes from Paria:--"Publio
opinion in Germany is not the least in the
world favorable to the combinations which are
put forward apropos of the interview of Bali
burg. I have bad the opportunity of reading
letters coming from Wurtemberg and Bavaria
letters which emanated from persons in posi
tions to judge the sentiments of their fellow
citizens. All are unanimous in saying that
an alliance between Austria and France would
deprive the former of these powers of the last
sympathies which she yet possesses in Ger
many. Th Genaan provinces of 1 Austria,
which have not ceased to regard themselves
as making an integral part oi tue great mer
man fatherland, would see in this alliance a
treason towards Germany. AuRtrla, in launch
ing herself into such a war, would see herself
once more abandoned, at the moment of dan
ger, the most vital foroes of the empire."
The European Markets To-Day.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
London, Sept. 6 Noon. Tho specie increase
in tbe Bank ot England haa been so large that,
for the first time in fifteen years, the specie now
exceeds the circulation.
Consols for money, 941; U. S. Five-twenties
are weak at 73; Erie Railroad, 45.J; Illiuois
Central Railroad, 77 J ; Great Western Railroad,
Liverpool, 8ept. 6 Noon. Tho Cotton mar
ket opens quiet at lOd. for middling upland
and lOJd. for middling Orleans. The sab-s to-dav
are estimated at 10,000 bales. Tbe sales for thu
week have been 700,000 bales, ot which 18,000
bales were for export and 2000 for speculation.
The stock on hand is 786,000 bales, including
302,000 bales American.
Breadstuff's and provisions are unchauged.
Arrival Out of Steamers.
Qckbnstown, Sept. 6. The steamer Java,
from Boston on the 26th ult., arrived to-rlay.
Glasgow, Sept. 6. The steamer St. David,
from Quebec, arrived to-day.
two o'clock Market Report.
London, Sept. 62 P. M. Consols for money,
94 11-16; U. S. Five-twentie?, 73j.
Other securities unchanged.
Liverpool, Sept 62 P. M. Breadatuffs
Corn, 35s. Beef has advanced to 147s. 6d.
Refined Petroleum, Is. 3&d. Sugar is firm at
24s. Cd. tor No. 12 Dutch standard.
Antwerp, Sept. 6. Petroleum Is firm at 62f.
Tbe Perelre Arrived Out.
Havre, Sept. 6. The steamer Pereire, from
New York on the 21th ult., arrived here on
The Cabinet Crisis Tbe Amnesty l'ro
clumation. Washington, Sept. 6. The Inte'ligencw of
to-day says there can now be little doubt that it
is the intention ol the President at an early day
to issue a proclamation granting amnesty and
Eardon to tbe mass ot the Suutberu people woo
ave been engaged in the late war, pernaps to
all not implicated in oncnsis oihcr man political.
The same paper also says: '"The rumor pre
vailing lor the last twentv-four hours of a
change in the War Department is wholly with
out truth so far as that Department is concerned,
but we cannot but give credence to the reports
that Cabinet changes are imminent." The In-
trtligvncer is authorised to say that the account
cf nn alleged interview oetween tne rresi leut
and General Grant, in which the latter is repre
sented to have spoken and conducted himself in
a manner in tne nig aest decree rupreneusible,
is a fabrication from betrinntnir to end.
General Grant did not say to the President
"that he considered his opposition to the Con
stitutional amendment fort jnate lor the coun
try," as it prevented the admission of the
enemies ot the Government, In the form oi
sovereign States, to representation in Congress.
The assertion that "during the Interview above
referred to the rupture between the President
and General Grant became irreconcilable" is
equally without foundation, as Is also another
to the effect that the latter expressed himself
dissatisfied with the evident animus ol that
document. (Meaning the late proclamation.)
The Yellow Fever.
Washington, Sept. 6. A letter from the
Mayor ot Fensacola, dated August 29, says: -"The
yellow fever broke out bere about three
weeks since, and there have been, up to this
time, about two hundred and fifty cases. It is
not generally malignant in type, although it
seems to become more so as the season ad
vances. The presence of many unaccllmated
persons among us, and the poverty of our
people generally, are causing much suffering."
The Light House Board.
Washington, Sept 6. Official notice is given
from the office of the Light House Board tbat
the light station at Little Cumberland Island, on
the south side of the entrance to St, Andrew's
sound and Santilla river, on the coast of Georgia,
has been re-established, and the light would be
exhibited therefrom on tbe evening of the 1st
Inst. Tbe illuminating apparatus is a fresnei
lens of the third order, showing a fixed white
light, which shonld be visible fourteen miles.
The Sheffield Odtraobs. The persons en
gaged in investigating the Trades-Union out
rages at Sheffield report that out of about
sixty Unions in that town thirteen have pro
moted or enoouraged and connived at these
outrages. '
Kdwarii MoDeruioll wus ctiargod Willi malicious
mischief In wttutooly aud cruelly torturing two
bones. A policeman ttwtlfled tbat on tae Ktu of
August be saw two homes endeavoring to raise a
hogshead of soda out of a sUlii at Kaoe atreet wharf;
ODe end or a rope was fatiteaed to lh horses end to
tbe other end was attached a hogshead of toua weigh
ing lwxior It) pound-, tbe home were utterly unable
to accomplish the work, but, nevertheless, a man
before them would Jerk their beads, while a boy
behind tbem would beat tbam. and by this treatment
tbe horses were caused to make violent effort, leap
forward and be thrown to the ground, aud to strain
themselves to such an extent tbat irotb carue from
tbelr mouths, aud their tongues lolled out, and they,
(uttered great pain. The defendant who wn steve
dore In charge of the work, was remonstrated with,
and was told to relieve the poor borses by lakiug
them away, or by giving aid, but he refused to do ao. .
ISeveral other witnesses, principally geutlemen in
business along tbe wharf, teiullleoiio these facts. .
1 he defense produced evidence to prove that the
.4 . . .1 Iu, i u 1 1 1 17 thA ahln u 1 1 iu,.
UV1CUUIIIV ' xiii J " m , - - "
always done and there waa bo more weight fir Ihest
always done anu mere w rw u. ...r iutni
borses to pull lhau Is every day put to horses. Oie
witness testltoVJ that be bad often put 4uO( to tbe
same horses, with tbe same purchase they had on tuis
day. Tbe whipping wus not cruel, but only so miioli
as was necessary to keep the hogtead from geulng
the better of them, for If It bad. they would certainly
have been seriously hurt, and probably killed, by
being thrown by its weight Into the river. Jury out.
1 Omen o 'h Kviwma Tin,KsmArn.v '
i'riday, Bept, t, ibw. J
The Stock Market was more active this morn
ing, but prices were without any material
chautte. Government bonds continue in fair
di'tnund. 8'J4 was bid for 10-40s: liaj for s of
1881; 1074(5,1074 lor June and August 7-30s;
114 1 for 62 6-20s; 110 forC4 6-20s; 111 for '65
6-2vi; ad 108) lot July, '66, &-20e. City loans
wore also In fair demand; the new issue sold at
101. a slight decline: ana oia ao. at wtwmt, aa
advance ot 4-
Katlroad snares continue tne most active on
the list. Reading sold largely at from 5UbU,
a slight decline; Philadelphia and Trenton ao
12fi. no chansp; Pennsvlvanla Kuilroad at 634,
no change; Minehlll at 574, no chanee; Phila
delphia and Erie at zHj, no cnange; Leutgu vat
lev at 6fiJ. no chnn?e: and Camden and Amboy
at 120, a elmbt decline. 27 was bid for Little
Pchujlki I: 33 tor North Pennsylvania: 2'J for
Klniira common; 40 for preferred do.; 28J for
Catawissa preferred: 64 for Philadelphia and
MHitimore; and 43 tor wortnern i;entrai.
Cltv Passemrer Railroad sharps were firmly
held. 76 waa bid for Second and Third; 63 tor
Tr-nth and Eleventh: 19 for Thirteenth and
Fifteenth: 28 for Spruce and Pine; 6fU for
West Philadelphia: 13A for Hestonville: 3CJ for
Green and Coates; 28 for Glrard College; and
aa tor union.
Sank share?, as we have noticed for some
time pat, continue iu good demand for invest
ment at full prices.. Philadelphia sold at 166,
no chanee; ana Corn Exchange at 70, no change.
206 was Did lor yovenm isa tonal: Uti lor North
Amcrioa; 674 for Commercial: 1()5 for Northern
Liberties; 31J for Mechanics'; 108 for Ken
sington; 67 tor Penn Townsbin; 69 forCtrard;
04 ior Western; 32 for Manufacturers'; 70 for
City; 46 for t'onsolldat on; and C4J tor Union.
In Canal shares there wa nothing dol-uir. 27
was bid for bchuvlkill Navigation preferred;
46j tor Lrt'bigh Navigation; and 15J for Susque
himm Canal.
There is no material change to notice fn the
Money market. Call loan are ofiered at 5 per
oen'.; Brt-class commercial paper ranges at
from 6A8 per cent, per annum.
yiiotat-ons or Gold-10 A. M., 142J; 11 A. M.,
1424; 12 M., 1424; 1 P. Al 112.
Aeported by Debaveu & Bra, No. 40 8. Third street
I iRon city ss, i?ew..iN. nil
woo do. New.ls.lul
m 0 do.. .Old us,'
MCAAm s, '70... k3
llounOKimq fids b0. S2
2nb 1'hlltt Ilk.s6wn-I6
lush I'hlladfc Tr VIA
6 do.
sh Corn Ex Ilk....- 70
10 Sb Feuoa H MS
14 sh Minehlll K...2d. 67 It
100 sh HhllA Erie...... 28X
i 0 sh Ocean Oil....ls.. 4
100 do 3 M
I on do g'ttt
14 sh Leh V R. Is. 56 V
300 sh Kead K..l' 51
do .MM. 61
do JiW. 61
" lmr 81 'J
do.......sSO. 51 'i
do........s. 61-&6
quote Govern-
& Co.
Messrs. Jay Cooke
ment securities, etc.,
as follows: U. S. 6s ot
6-20s. 114.1(721144: 5-20s.
188 J, m(4U24; old
1864, 100110J; do., 1865, lllllllf; do., July,
108J($1084; do., 1867, 108(3)1084; 10-tOs, 993
995; 7-30, Aug., 107107i; do.. June, 1074
107J: do., July, 107iJ.107. Gold, 142j142j;
Messrs. Ue 11 ave u & UroUier, Mo. 40 South
Third street, report the following rates of ei
cbange to-day at 1 P. M.: U. S. 6s of 1881, 112
(741124; d3. 1862, 1144114; do.. 1864, H)f)c7d
110; do., I860, 111 ($111 j: do.. 1866, new, 108(7A
108; do., 1867, new, 108f108fJ; do. 5s, 10-40s,
99J994; do. 7'30h, Aug., 1074108; do.,
June.l07I1071;ao.,July.l07S1074; Compound
Interest Notes, June, 1864, 119-40; do.. July,
1864, 119-40; do. August, 1864. 119-40; do.,
October. 1864, 118(iC119; do.. December, 1864,
U7j118; do., May. 1866, 116J117; do., Anar.
1865, U5i116i: do., September. 1865. 1153
116J; do. October, 18V 1145U54; Gold, 1424
142J. 8ilver. 135l36i.
Messrs. William Painter & Co., bankers.
No. 36 S. Third street, report the follow
ing rates of exchange to-day at 12 o'clock i
C. 8. 6s, 1881, .112f7Jll24; U. 8. 6-20s, 1862,
1144114 ; do., 1864, 1101104 ; do., 1865.
1111S111J; do. new, 108IU84; 5s, 10-40s, 99i
(3994; U. 8.7'30r, 1st series, 107i107; do.,
2d series, 1073(cil07j; 3d series, 1073d)107i:
Componnd Interest. Notes, December, 1864. 117S;
Mav, 1865. 117; Aueust, 1865, 116; Sfptembpr,
1865, 115J; October, 1865, 115. Gold, 1424142.
Philadelphia Trade Report.
Friday, September 6. Bark Tbe market Is
poorly supplied with Quercitron, and tbe de
mand for No. 1 is fair at $16 ft ton. ,
Seeds Cloverseed moves slowly at J8 50 9 w
64 lbs. Timothy ranges from $33'25, the latter
rate for lota from second hands. 6000 bushels
Flaxseed sold, to arrive, on secret terms; and
small lots at S2-752-80.
The Flour Market, as usual, is dull, and the
Inquiry is lrom the home consumers, who ope
rate with extreme caution. Males of a few hun
dred barrels at $77 60 for superfine; 8g)8 50 ior
old stook extra; 1949 50 for new do. do.; SH
12 50 for new Wheat extra family; $U12 25 for
Northwestern do. do.; and 11314 for fancy
brands, according to quality. Rye Floor may
be quoted at S8'509. Nothing doing In Corn
Weal. .
Tbe Wheat Market is devoid of life, and prices
favor buyers. Sales of 1000 bushels new red at
S2-202-30, and Kentucky whlto at $2 602-65.
Kye Is lower. Sales of 1300 bushels at il -iu 1-60.
Corn Is quiet and scarce. Bales of 400(1 bushels
at S1-26&1 27 for yellow, and Sl-24l-2o for West
ern mixed. Oats are wlttiout improvement.
Kales of 2000 bushels at 40a up to 67c, bushel,
the former rate for Inferior. The last sale of
Barley Malt was at 81-55. . -i
Whisky Common la offered at 2526o. sal
on in bond. , 1 iT
' For additional Marine Newi tee Third Page. 1
, baph omom.
T A. M,-.....76ll A. M.....b2I P. af .... " M
Steamship .Pioneer, Beuuett, Wilmington, N. O.. Phi-
ladelphla and Southern Mail Hteamshlp Co.
Barque Ocean, Dloicson, Antwerp, hi. A. Houder A Co.
Bohr I). H. Bluer, Huutley. Wilmington, N. C. J May
Bchr J. H. Kapp, Cole. Washlutjtoa, Caldwell, Gordon
ot Co.
BobrO. E. Bent, Smith, Cambrldgeport, Say, Huddell
Belli ' Henry Croskey, Potter, Providence, J. R, White
Bchr J. M. Flanagan, Shaw, Qulncy Point. Castner
Btlckney 4 Wellington. '
Bchrliaiile. Carter, Atnesbury, Blaklston, GraetTok
Bchr Mary A. Orler, Fleming, Tompkins' Gove. Van
lmsen. Ixx hman A Co.
Bohr U. C bmlth, Uarreit. Lynn, E. V. Glover.
BohrT. T. lasker. Allen, from Boston, In ballast tn
JSP ?!Ul frnk KWatton.aTat We ol lin
twnr James Martin, Baker, t days from Bon inn with
rndse. toMershon6loud. '" "oston.wlMi
Mchr J. H. Allen, Seaman, from Boston.
Hubr K. 1. fcudloott, icudloott, from Boston.
Hchr H. Creakey, Poller, from Boston.
KchrG. H. Bent, 8m lib, from CambridgeDorL '
. Bchr G. Twlhell, Miller, trom Uerby.
Bchr a C. bmltb, Barrett, lrom Lyun.
Bchr M. A. Gner, Fieoi'ng, from Tompkins Cove.
Bieamer J. 8. Bhrlver, Ueunla. is hour lrom .Balti
more, with rjade, to A. Groves, Jr. j
0. ... c. AT QUaKANTTNE. '
Steamship Stars and hirlpea, Holmes, from Havana
A Hons '' wUl1 ,u'r eto 10 Thomas Watiauu
Bchr Maggie E. Gray, from Havana. r .
' ' ' ; . MKMOKANDA i '
aHI11.. Artba' Kinsuiau, (ot Philadelphia la IS
days, at Inagua 22a ult.
Bchr U K, V Ickery. Benton, from Dlgbton for Phi
ladeiphia. at fiewuort tu liisk
Bchrs a. A. Hammond, Paine; M. Relnhart, Hand;
Alabama, Vangiider; II. L. rllalght, Wlllaua; Mary K.
BliuujoiM, Gaudy; L. A. 1Auentiower, Hheppar.i; and
J. M. Vance, Burdge, hence for Biwtou, at Uolmes'
Hole 3d Inst.
Bchrs M. G. Farr, Maloy, and Comet, Dow, heooe, at
Provideuoe 4th Innt.
Bchr Frances Edwards, Godfrey, hence for Salem,
at Holmes' Hole d Inst. .' .
Bohr Margaret. Ntobols, henoe, at Plymouth M -nst.
Bchr Grace Webster, Baudail, heuoe for I'oruaud,
t Holmes' Hole Sd Inst. . a.iiaA
Bcbrueo, Fales, Nlckerson, for Philadelphia, sauea
from Providence in inns- ' . i.'.m
B. hr Nellie Potter, homers, hence for Aonlstjaain,
at Uoluea' Uoie ltd lust, . , , ; .. . ;
ww Tom. Bi".VrV."l. wvette Norr
kopluir. CrouBtadt, from t orlokroua.
hhlp Polar Blr, Jtl. fi. fru Shields. .
iariiu jtu g, w. Iode", coopwi um Palermo,

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