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WHOLE NO. 6858.
The Old and New Worlds to be Con
nected by Electric Wires*
Wonderful Progress of Telegraphic Communi
cation Around the Globe.
itot decs Ace.
Ac^nruhf lot contract mi'? a short t'm? s nee by
the "Ner York, Newfoubdlan * aod Londoa rel^raptiic
Compway " with the "Tran* A'luono IVIegraphic Compa
ny," th* great submarine teleurinb which in to connect
the OHl and New World* w'll tot only be comp'eted on
the 2Sd of January, 1858, but in *u3MMfol operation.
Whfn ihi* great proj?9t m *po*en of a few jeari
ago, it wau condemned at aaee as utt-rly impracticable,
?uid tho** who ad routed it were ?ne?red at a* little b?t
ter tl>i a w *ionarlae. Ahanrred oojectioas were urged
ngaintt t and it wan supposed for a time tbat it hai
been tota.ly abandoned. Hut ibo*e who had con
ceived ihe kiea were thoroughly prast'c*) nun; they had
money aid mean* at their ditposal; they had eximin* t
all the objectloM, and arrived at th* conclusion after
* calm and impartial consideration of the whole
cubjeet, tbat it could be utrrted into effect. They
contented tbat if it were possible to lay a sub
marine telegraph between Rowland and France, tbat,
with proper mean* and facilities the same could be
done between Amer ca and Enrope, aod tho*e mean* and
faoiHti* 8 , tney a?aert*d, were at t'aeir dlaposal. The work,
we UBi'n-n'onl, has not been commenced y?t,batth* con
tract btk been made and everything prepared to insur* it*
complttixi by the specified time. Tbetaak.it must be
mtaftteu. m a atnpendoa* one; out so many things have
Mnepiied to fay or those who have undertaken it, that
there i? little reason now to doubt of it* ultimate suc
diB. Aod here, before entering into a description of
the detail* of thi* work, we will cigress a little for
the purpose of showing tbe progrei a that has already
bee* made in telegraphing from tbe time of it* dUcovery
to the present, and the remarkable and almost incredible
results wtiich have been aoconplished through it*
The il'*t electric telegraph established in the United
State* was between Washington and Baltimore, in 1841.
The patent waa secured by th* inventor (Professor
Morse) n 1837, by whom the electro- magnetic ajency
waa fully developed about (ire year* previous. Before
this, many attempt* h*d been made in Europe to em
ploy etootrieity in the trans mission of intelligence from
distant points, bat with only partial sneoea*. The
credit of disoorery is claimed by a number of
others, among whom are Mr. Alexander Bain,
Profeeeor* Cbazlea T. Jackson and Sti-n'niel, all of whose
title* to it appear to be equally valid w th that of Pro
fessor Morse. The first telegraph, a* w* have stated,
was constructed between Washington and Baltimore, a
distance o* about forty mile*, by Professor Morse and
hi* associate*? Congress having made a grant of thirty
thousand doliars to enable Ihem to put it in operation.
The *uece?j which attended this led to the establlahment
of another line the following year, between New York,
Philadelphia and Wilmington, from which it wai ex
traded, id 1846, to Baltimore. This, at the time, was
eoneidered astonishing progress, and it was prophesied
that before ten years the principal cities of the Union
?would be brought into instaat communication; but th
moat ar>i?nt enthusiast never ^reasaed that the day
would come when the same intimate connection would
he eatabl.Hbed between the Old World and tbe Mew. Dur
ing the y?ar 1840, aline waa opened from Albany t
.Buffalo, *od another from New York to Boston. Th
const rue ton of other lines followed in inch rapid auc
oersston, that in the course of eleven years? that is
from 1P44 to the present time ? their aggregate length
extender) 'orty-two thou tan d miles. This is not all,
however lor a telegraph line to the Pacific has not only
been proposed, but a oompany has been already or
ganized Had a charter obtained for the purpose. By the
time this and a number of others at present in contem
plation are completed, we should not be surprised if we
had one hundred thou land milts of telegraph in the
United Mate* alone.
In Europe the progress of tbe work has not been so
rapid, and the total length of the lines ooapleted, or in
Mnrse of completion, does not exceed thirty thousand
mile*. Tbi* includes tbe line* established by the Rus
sian government in it* own dominions, both before and
since the commence <nent of the war. Hera, then, we
have an aggregate of seventy-two thousand mile* of
telegraph on both continents, which it is propoied to
connect by a separate and distinct line stretched across
the bed of the Atlantic.
In 18f 0 it was proposed to lay a telegraph between
^Dovsr and Calais, but so many difficulties were present
in the way of auoh an undertaking that it wat con
^sidered slmoet impossible. The wire, U was proved by
usat attempts, ooald not be wholly insulated, and
Meet He fluid, as it passed along it, was to diffused
contact with the water as to lose its efficiency,
imp, saturated with tar. was employed; but in course
time it waa found that the water penetrated through
at, and the project was about being abandoned aa
P?Inf, wben a new mtter'al was discovered which
m found to answer the purpose when everything else
i failed. Fortunately just at this very time, wben it
is most needed, the valuable properties of gutta
rcha apd its entire adaptabilty to this purpose were
ide kx wn. It was tested with the most signal sucoess
Found not only to resist the action of the water, but
^that it would not interfere with the progress
jf the slecirlc fluid as it passed along the wire. This
mportao* fact once established, the attempt to con
net a snb marine telegraph bstwssn France and Bug
d was made, and with the most gratifying re
built. A 'artery for the manu'acture of the "sub ma
tee telegraph cable, ' ' as it was called, was erected in
J,fogl*ad ia 1861, and by September of that yeer twenty
'our miles of it were made and ready to be laid down
Yom Calais to Dover. The cable used was composed of
the gutta peroha which enclosed the wires, hemp steep
id in a solution of tar and tallow, and iron wire, of the
ickect kind. The process of manufacturing this ca
ts exceedingly simple. The copper wire, which is not
ueh thicker than the wire of which pins are made, is
plstely covered by gutta peroha. Four of these,
of which is about as thick as an ordinary sized
ipe stem, are bound round with hemp prepared as we
ve described, and over this again ia wound the iron
The winding of this wire requires great care to
t ite breaking, as It would be next to impossible
repair any damage after it waa laid. Nine miles of
cable can be manufactured every day.
The cable of four wires which connects Do
*r with Calais, Is about an ia?h and a half
n dif meter, and is galvanised, to keep It from
justing. We saw a specimen of this cable which
5iad been taken up after lying in the water for four
'-?an, and it was aa perfeit a a when first put down. In
tddition to this, there are two other oablee, oae can
-Meting Calais with Ostead, and the other connecting
<oodon with the Haft*. As each of these have four
, vine, there are twelve altogether for the transmission
i news between Great Britain and the Continent
"hese, however, are net the only submarine telegraphs
rhleh have been constructed in the Old World, for we
Ind that the French and Sardinian governments are at
- ireeent mgaged ia the completion of one extending from
iareeilles to Algiers, by way of Speisia, Corsica and
?rdinia. Of this line about 280 miles will be under
rater, and will bo oompoaed of cables containing four
fires. When finished, the connection between Europe
ad Africa win be complete, and as tt la proposed
y the Rnglish goverment to run a telegraph
coaaeetioa with this across the northern
of Africa, by way of the Isthmus of
Vj) /, to their possessions in the East, three oontinents
fa -be brought into aa direst communication with each
ae New York and Mew Orioana. Surprising as aU
enterprises may appear, they dwindle Into iaslgai
eaaee compared wftk that to which we have alluded la
bsgiuniac of this article?
An errootoun lapcmisoi b*< Imr |*v?r?llj formed in
regam to tbe point* at which thin lino will otamtaci oa
tbis side? a large number b?ing of t*>e opinion that it ii
aituated 8oroe?bere in tha lmsa' Uta vicinity of Now
York, and tbat it muat bo at least thn? thousand miles
in length. If this were realy tbe caee, thora woald be
?fry good rearan for nuppoMn/ the wbele scheme as ut
terly Impracticable; but, fortunately, It is not ao -the
dlrtanee to be travrrred not bclrg mora than 1680 m'.lea
The proposed pointa of oonnoetloa an St
Joba'p, la Newfoundland, mad Core, oa th<
southern coast of ImI*b4 The company wh
hare undertaken thii wort, ?* father a pot
tiea of It, aa it i? the joint work J* WWapanlet,
is entitled tbe "N4? Vork, Ne wfc undlatM Lo?<i? i
T? lejrraph Cimpaa y," and ia composed of the 4oUow{gf
gefctltmto : ?
Peter Oooper. Cjrus W. Field,
Moca Taylor, Marshall 0. Kobtrti,
Chandler White*
' resident Peter Coop?r.
Vice President Chandler White.
Treasurer Moses Tavlor.
Electrician Samuel F. B. Mono.
These gentlemen, about a year and a balf ago, having
carefully weighed and considered the difficulties by
which the enterpriae waa beast, applied to the colonial
government of Newfoundland lor a charter granting
them tbe exclusive privilege, for fifty yean, of ranatng
a telegraph as rose teat island, and through any of the
adjacent waUrs. After several weeks of negotiation,
they not 'only succeeded in obtaining this, but aa an
encouragement to the enterprise, five thousand pounds
sterling were appropriated by tbat government
towards tire construction of a briile path aerosti
tbe island, whitfb was considered isdispecsable far
tbe regulation and repair of the telegraph. Their
liberality, bo* ever, did not stop nere; for realizing the
great advantage such a work would be in opening up
tbe country and in developing its re?oarc?s, they secured
to tbe company tbe interest on fifty thousand pounds
sterlitg for twenty years, snd mt.de them a present of
fifty square miles of land, waich they are at liberty to
?elect in any part of the island. Tbe conditions on
which these generous gifts have been made, ia tbe oom
pletirn of tbe line to St. John's. In addition to all this,
fifty more miles will be given when the lino is laid
across tbe Atlantic. The charter hu been ratified by
the borne government, and the work ia at present ra
pioly progressing towards completion, lhey were also
successful in obtaining an eiclualve charter from Priaoe
Edward Ialand for the same term, and purchased one
which bad been previously obtained in New Brunswick.
It was still necessary, however, for them to seoure one
ft om Canada, giving tbem full liberty to cross any
part of tbe territory which they might consider necei.
eary. la addition to the fifty miles presented by tbe
government of Newfoundland, they received 1,000 acres
from that of Princs Edward's I? land, and were granted
every privilege they a*ked, and which tbey deemed
necessary to carry out their work successfully.
Tbe company having now obtained all, and mora than
tbey bad asked for, proceeded energetically to work,
and, aa a preliminary step, made a contract with Pro
fesscr Morse, by wblch they secured the use of his
patents and all renewals. A steamer waa purchased and
sent to Newfoundland with an engineer and assistants,
and, about aix hundred men having been engaged, opera
tions were immediately commenced. The route over
whioli the line waa to be constructed is a perfect wilder
nees, and presents, one would suppose, aa almost In
superable obstacle in the way of the enterprise; but such
wsa tbe energy brought to the work that it will be com
pleted in less than four months. While tbe oompany
bad men employed in clearing the wilderness and coa
structing their liae, they had others engaged in the ,
selection of and exploration of the land which had been
granted by the government. The services of three mi
neralogists were secured, and their investigations re
tutted in tbe diaoovery of two coal mines, one lead mine
and ore of copper, besides valuable trasta of ship tim
ber atd seveial quarries of alabaster and elate. Tbe
diaoovery of these ia only one of the many benefit!
wh ch it is expected the new telegraph will confer upon
tbat portion of the British poteeaaioos. The length of
tbe route which will be traversed by the liae of the
new company ia seven hundred miles, and extends
from St. Jahna to Cape Tormentine. Commencing at
thia cape, it runs through the Btraita of Northum
berlasd to Prince Edward's Ia'anc*, a distance of ten
milee and a balf; tbeace to Cape East, thmoe to Cape
Breton, and thence to St. Johns. A portion of this route
ia laid with submarine telegraph.
Tie company have entered into an agreement with
tb* companies whose lines ran from New York to New
Brunswick, through Boston and Maine. Bat fas the
great objects, to tbe accomplishment of which all these
operations may be regarded as to* rely preliminary, could
not be undertaken without the atslstanc* of some tele
graph company in Europe, they deputed one ot their
number to visit England, for tbe purp ?ee of securing tbe
co-operation of one of the principal companies therf.
Ihe same success which attended them in their previous
negotiations, followed them her*. A contract was made
with tho ? -Trans- Atlantio Telegraph Company," com
posed of French and imglish capitalists, by which that
company agreed to oonatruct and lay down at their own
expense and risk, a submarine cable extending from
Ireland to St. Johns, at the time already stated. This
contract afro binds tbe two companies to operate in con
nection with each other, to the sic la* ton of all
other lines for tbe period of fifty years. We
were shown a specimen of the cable which
is to be laid across tbs Atlantic, and which
has no less than six wires. It is about two Inches in
diameter, and is considered strong enough to bear all
the straining to which it may be subject. The whole
expense of its manufacture and laying down is estimated
at ten millions of dollars, but such are the expectations
that have been formed of ita success, that it will more
than pay for itself in three months. This may soem in.
credible; but if the calculations which have been made
in regard to it are borne out, the receipt* will amount
to over six time* the amoant of capital invested in it.
In justice, however, to the company, w* must say that
they have formed no suoh est' mate of its suoosss, al
though they are confident that it will pay liberally. The
cable, as wo have said, has six wires, and these are ca
pable of transmitting seventy- two thousand words in
twenty-four hours. Mow, the rate which it is propose!
to charge, is twenty-five dollars for every ten
words, and if all tbe wires are in constant
operation, the annual receipts will, at this rate*
amount to sixty-five millions seven hundred thou
sand dollars? an almost fabnlous amount. We are
authorised to state, however, that if all the wires are
kept in constant operation the rate will be reduoed
to the lowest possible figure, which wiO pay them a fair
and reasonable interest m tbe capltol Invested.
The weight of the great submarine cable will be eight
toes to the mile, making an aggregate of about thirteen
thousand tons, which will require at least four of the
largest atoed steamers in its laying down. In this connec
tion we may state that there is at present building in
England, a steamship seven hundred feet in length, and
capable of carrying over twenty thousand tons. Should
she be finished in time, she may be employed in laying
this gigantic cable. It would certainly be a good idea
to employ the largest vessel ever constructed in laying
the greatest submarine telegraph the world has ever
heard of.
We have spoken of the suocess which attended all the
movements ef tbe company, but there is one remarkable
faet connected with U, which is still more deserving of
mention. It was at lint feared that the inequalities
which were suppoeed to exist In the bed of the osean
between Ireland and Newfoundland would present an
'neurmountable barrier to the completion of the pro
ject; but It has been proved by Lieut Maury that there
are no rach Inequalities tn this parte* the ocean. In
the summer of 1863, Lieut. Berry man, In command
of the United State* brig Dolphin, was employed in
making deep sea sounding* along the purposed rout*
from Newfoundland to Ireland, Lieut. Maury says, the
distance between the nearest point* to one thousand six
hundred mil**, and the bottom ef tbe sea between theae
is a plateau, whioh appear* to have been placed there
especially for the purpos* of holding the win* ot a sub
marine telegraph, and of keeping them nut of harm'*
way. It to neither to* deep no* too shallow, y*t It Is so
deep that the wires, once landed, will remain forever
beyond the reach of vessels, anchors, icebergs, and
drift* of any kind; and so shallow that the wires may
fee readily lodged upon the bottom. The depth ef th*
plateau to quite r*f ular, gradually iacmslaf from tbe
ihorM of .Vewf.unilaod, frtm the Cap'U of fifteen han
dled to two f?thow> it it approaches ttoae of
Ireland. A wir# llU AJtOi* from Newfoundland would
pace to the north of the Grand Banks, anl rest on the
plateau alluded to, aed where tbo waters of the see, ac
cording to Lieut. llanry, eppevr as quiet sad as
ocmpletely at rent as the bottom of a milt pood
Be u;i that there are no perceptible curreaU'
and no abrading agents at wotk at the bottom of
the sea upon this t-lrgraph plateau; and this Infer
enoe be derlvee from the etudy of a fact which beoam
kt9waU>b*min making deep sea windings Lieut
Berry Olid, >Mppe?re, brought up with the app?ret<u
specimens of the boiivB from this plateau, whloh,
whin examined with the micfJHtof, *?? '?owl *? cu
eist entire!/ ot shells so minute as tilt t? perceptible
to the eye. Ibece little ehelLi at once suggested ft? fee1. '
tbat there art bo current* at the bottom of the im f;oa
which the/ are taken? tbat the spot where tie/ vteii
foiled wis their burial place, aud that after having
lived and died on the eurfaoe, tbey had aunk gradually
until the/ reaehed the bottom, where tbey had lain ??
disturbed by ennente; for had there bee* currents hor?\
tbey would doubtless h*ve been swept, abrated, and
miogied up with tne other microscopic remnns which
lie at tb? bottom ot the ocean, sued ?? acxi, xand, gravel
and other matter; but not a particle of nand or gravel
was found among theu.
Here, iheo, Id this timely discovery of t-wut Usury,
and in tbat of the pccull <r anil valuable propertied of
gotta ptrnha natuie itaeir appears to haw coasp.red in
favrr of the great submaiina telegraph, which is to con
neet Europe und Amtrica. Whatever optoione others
may eutertaln of its probabls sucoesa, tooeo wbo have
undertaken tbe work, and who have invested tteir capi
tal in tbe unctrtakmg, are mint sangutn* regarding it;
andtleyare men who, we think, wou d not be e.eily
carried away by their enthusiasm if the proepecti of
eucceea, were not very certain.
Tbe first fact that strikes a person in considering the
effects which muat reenlt from the eucotes or this enter
priae, is the annihilation of bothepace and time between
the Old and the New Worlds. We can have the new*
here almost ae eoon as it ia known in England, and pub'
lbh It eimnltaneoosly with the English pipers
Thus the Herald will be enabled to publish
tie proceedings in the British Parliament, ths Intelli
gence from the seat ot war and any other important in
formation, on the same morning that it appears in the
Time*. We might go somewhat further, and aay tha^
we eonld publish the news before it transpires; tbat ia,
if we made no allowance for the difference between Bng
lieh and American time. Say, for instance, that the
line had been completed before the death of the late
Cur, and that intelligence of the event reached Eng
land at four o'clock in the afternoon, we would have
received it at eleven o'clock on the morning Of the same
dsy, as the sun rises five hours earlier on the English
than be does on us New Yorkers. The proceedings Of
the stock markets in London, Liverpool aad many of the
principal oitiea in Europe, may also be made known
through the telegraph to our merchants before they
meet on 'Clange. Ihen, again, our great meroantile
fiims can trammit their orders by it to dif
ferent psrts of Europe, and countermand them
with the same rapidity, should they find it their
internet to do ro. It is hardly possible to calculate the
effects of this stupendous undertaking if successful; and
if laid, there can hardly, it ia thought, be a doubt of its
success in a pecuniary point of view. When it ii con
sidered tbat it will be connected with the various lines
on both sides of the Atlantic, and that it will be the
only means of oo-amunication between tiem, it would
seem as if the six wires, of which it i? composed, would
l-e Inadequate to the demand that will be made upon
them. Such, we are told, is the opinion of some wao
have bad a long expei ieoce in teugrapning, aad wh>
predict that tefcre five years elapre two sub-mar ne
cablei will be tequired instead of one.
We bave alloc ed to the enterprise of the English and
French governments in tbe eoabltabment of new lines
of telegianh through different parts of tnelr dominions,
but the nxHteurpiieing feat which they havs yet per
formed was in the laying ot th? great aub-mmne cable
through the Black ben, a distance of over three huolred
milts. Through means of this tha Or m-a -.a brought
nto direct sno constant communication with the govern
ments at Paris ami Iondon, aud it is said that Louis
Napoleon is enabled to direct tbe movements of the
army before ?ebsstnpol through the same wonderfal
agency. The Bnatfa&gcvernm<nt seems to be aetuated iy
the same spirit of enterpriee, and talks of sons trusting
telegraph lines even to the utmo?t verge of its dominions.
Should It do so, should the East India line oe estaa
liahed, and should tbe Atlantic telegraph be suesescfal,
we will have a complete girdle around the earth. A
company has been already chartered to construct a line
along tbe Mississippi to San Franoisoo, thus uniting our
Atlantic and Pacific coasts. In tne event of the Russian
goverrment carrying out its project, this Bight be con
nected with the terminus of their line at the nearest
point on tbe extteme boundary of their Asiatic posses
sions, and a communication being thus establishes with
London by way of Bt. Petersburg, tbe girdle would be
complete. Ihoogh this may se?m improbable now,
be is a fool who would say, in looking back at th? great
progress which has been made in science during the past
fllty years, that it is impossible.
Base Ball.
A grand match of this national game wai played jm
tctday, at ttte Ely elan Field*, He bolt en, between the
above clubs, which resulted in favor of the Knickerbocker
by thirteen runs. The play waa good all ro?>d, espe
cially the Knickerbocker's. Thia ie the firat time the
Eagle Club have played the full force of the Knicker
bockers. Dupignsc and Glbbee deserve eepeclal notice.
Wadnrcrth make* too many loul balle; he muit alter liU
play. Knickerbocker Club? Behind man, De Bo?t;
pitcher, Talman; judge, Ladd. Eagle Club? Behind
man, Place; pitcher, Gibbes; judge, Mott. Umpire, Van
Colt, of the Gotham Club. Tbe ground waa well covered
with spectator*. The score at close stosd as follows:?
Sunt. Rum.
Adams 2 Winter botham 2
Kissam 4 Plaoe 1
be Boet 5 Gibbes 0
Talman 1 Hyatt 2
Dupignac 2 Houseman 2
Davis 3 Baker 3
Fager 4 Smith 1
Wadswcrth 3 I eonsrd 1
Conover 3 Oliver 2
Total 27 Total 14
11 run? wai got tbe lit 0 runs were got the let
innlnge, 1 the 20, 6 the 2d, innings, 11 the 2d, 2 the
and 9 toe 4th. 3d, and 1 the 4th.
Tbe Eagle and Empire Clubi play a match, at the
?yslan Fields, Hobokto, on the 16th Inst.
City Politic*.
There was quite a spirited meeting ef the (old men's)
Whig General Committee held last night at the Broad
way Honse, General Hall presiding, and Charles S.
Tappan officiating as socretary. Among the members
In attendance waa Alderman Briggs, just fresh from his
rough and tumble fight with Frank O'Keefe. The ill
fated Alderman looked quite disconsolate, and loudly
proclaimed that the fight was not a fair one, ha being
alone, and at least twenty psrsons at him at one time.
The Alderman's (nee wss much .cut, and his handker
chief saturated withstood, which he every now and
then kept applying to his (ace. His lsft eye was much
swollen. After the reeding of the minutes, a resolution
was oileted by E. Delafield Smith to appoint a committee
to inquire into tbe recent police appointments by Mayoc
Wood and the Recorder. In tbe discussion that en
sued much indignation waa expressed at what they
deemed the unjust action of the Police Commissioners,
the resolution was adopted, and a committee of Ave ap
pointed to pur roe the investigation.. Tbe following
named gentlemen were appointed a committee to confer
with the Young If en's Committee in constructing a Presi
dential platform for the whig party :? Messrs. Isaao hij
ton, k. Delafield Smith, J. B. Farnnm, Jr., Robert d
Haws, J no. Ives. The committee adjourned at a late
A meeting of this Committee was held last night at
Tammany Hall. After the usual preliminary business,
a special oommlttee of three was appointed to draft re
solutions, who reported the following:?
Resolved, That we, the representatives of the young de
mocracy of tbis treat city, hare smM the sudden rise of
a party in oar midst, of to known Puciples, hat Las no par
ticular aim but the grasping of temoorary power, 'with reel
ings of no little surprise, believing, as ws always havs. that
the food sense of tbe Amerioan people was averse to soorat
political organisations et any kind; and believing, as ws So,
that the eontinacd oris tones ef inch a party must iasvltatly
result in sverthrowlng aay nation whose people eaoourage
tbeir eiistesee.
Resolved, That tbe democracy nf "Old Flrginli" have
added new leurvls to their well earned reputation, and that
we congratulate them upon being the fcrst to stem ths tor
rent of aodtrn Isnaneum. That In the election ef flsaiy
A. Wise, the well known statesman ef their prond State,
they havebetomo entitled te the honorable name of tbe
"Banner State of Democracy." ....
Received, That we are strenueuily opposed to all sump
tnary laws, aad partieslarly to the law kaewn as the
"Mslae Liquor Law." aad that we will uee the most untir
ing efforts to accomplish its repeal, believiag it to be uaeoa
stttntlonal from firat te last, sad contrary te the epirlt of
rnpnhUean principles.
Bom* windy speeches were made unon the above reso
lutions all round tbe committee board, and, finally, they
worn adopted by a patriotic vote.
After the transaction of tome other bneinose of ae
special importance, the Orounittoe ad^wmed.
Spirited Debate la the Unglish
Reinforcement of the Allies in the Crimea
Unprecedrntrd Sales of Cotton at
an Advance In Prices.
Ac., Ac., <ko.
Hxur-Ax, Jane 6, 1865.
The Royal Mail stcair ship Africa, Captkin Harrison,
from Liverpool, on natiuday afternoon, the 26th nit.,
errlv.-d b'r? at 4 .0 P. M., to-daj . She was olT thle port
ntaily all day jeeterday, but unable to enter, owin? to
i-h* thick w< a'her Tbe A. sailed for Boston at six
o'rlcek this evenlDf?, where she be will be due Thursday
coon. Weather fine.
TJ-e Africa repona speaklsg May 28, in ths English
Channel, the pleurae r Atlantic from New York.
lb* Washington tailed from Southampton for New
York, on tbe 2B d of May, witb 2fl0 passengers.
Ihe news is of an interesting character, and commer
cially It is highly important.
A deputation had r>cestly seen Lord Palm?rnton, rind
expect to obtain an unconditional pardon for Smith
Tbe ship G. L Lampson, Capt. Cobb, of New York,
wa* burned at eea, May 4th. Tbe master, crew, and
tw? Ire passengers, were rescued by the bark Cortagos,
of Amsterdam, and landed at Plymouth.
Tbe ship fcmpre* n itagenle was abandoned at sea in a
sinking condition.
The Sarah Bancs had been taken as a troop ship.
The yacht America is again advertised for aale art. Goj
In tbe Liverpool cotton market the week's sales reached
over 160,000 bales, the largest buiincssever known, and
prices had considerably advanced.
Consols had auvanoed about two per cent, closing at
Freight* from Liverpool to the United States un
changed, and well supported.
On the 16th of May, Count Buol, on behalf of Austria,
had an interview with Lord Westmoreland and Count
Bcurqueney, and suggested that the member* of the
conference should meet again. The French and English
Ministers could not give a reply, but it 1* understood
that if they aeient to a meeting, Count Buol will ihereat
Jphin attempt to at range tbe tbird point.
Berlin paper* report that the Austrian Mediatory pro.
poeals is that RussU and Turkey settle between them
selves the number of ship' they will keep in the Black
Sea? Er gland and France to keep each two ships therein,
and Turkey undertaking not io enter into any treaty
with ftuieia unless submitted to France and England.
According to Vienna paper* the conference will be
Te cpened, and a meeting would be held on Saturday, the
26th, without theKuaalun Plenipotentiaries, an 1 another
on Monday, tee 28th, at which they would be present.
Lord Paluierston'j explanation* in Parlisment would in
dicate that these meeting* are preliminary only.
Tbe Austrian Envoy, M. Reckberg, leave* immediately
for Frankfort, to urge the immediate mobilisation of the
Geiman federal foioes. It 1* also further reported that
Austria ha* sent secret circular* to all the German
court*, insisting that each State shall specify distinctly
the line of conduct it means to follow.
General Pclissler'a appointment u immensely populvr,
and operations on a great icale are confidently hopel
for. It i* surmised that Pe llssier will make a bold at
tempt to cut off pLirandi's army.
It is said that Omu Pasha bai offered to take and hold
Slmpberppol with Lis Turks, if the French will support
hi* advances. The secret expedition whioh waa recalled
from Eertsch, is reported to have again sailed; destina
tion unknown.
The recent arrival of three French Divisions under Gen
eral* Aurell, Hesalllon, and Angely, make the allied
fc-ree in 'the Crimea about 200,000? namely : 120,000
French; 30,000 British; 40,000 Xurkish; 11,000 Sardinian.
All tha troops from the camp of Mealem bave been
(hipped to the Crimea.
The correspondence from tbe English o&mp of May 8,
m;i the army Is well supplied with luxuries as well as
necessaries, but some (ever and cholera itlU prevailed.
Many improvements bare been made at Balsklava har
bor.^Bired labor ii abundant.
May 10.? A aeven combat took plaoe during tbe night
along the right attack, and the musket and bayonet
were used for an hour and a half, when the Russians
retired under the cover of their batteries. Die city
and allied batteries then kept up a hot Ore for tsro hours
longer. The loss is considerable on both sides, but the
number is not yet reported.
Mat 11? Another Russian attack was made to night.
The night was very dark, and the fight lasted half an
Mat 12.? During a severe storm of rain and the dark
ness of night the Russians made another sortie against
the left attack, charging clear up to the British
ttenebss, ands)me of them leaping over the parapets
th*y were bayonetted. They fought most desperately.
The rain having damaged their ammunition they attack
ed with rockets. Their loss was severe. The British
lost a captain and over a hundred tilled and wounded.
Mat 19.? Gortaehakoff telegraphs:? "The enemy's fire
is weak. Our lossee are moderate. Both fides are re
pairing and erecting batteries. The battles bsfore the
walls are sever*."
May 24? General Pellssier telegraphs as follows:?
"A very lively combat against our important position has
lasted ail night. We obtained a complete success. The
enemy's loss was enormous, and oars eonii(dera!>lt. "
Tbe fails Patrxr give* farther particulars, stating
that tbe French attacked the Ruaolan entrtnebed camp,
near the Quarantine bastion, on the night of the 22d,
end again on tbe 23d, when they carried it by assault.
The battle waa begun by the Russians.
operation-Tin the Baltic.
The French fleet left Kiel on the 22d to join the Eng
lish squadron. The English cruisers had brought several
prizes to Klalnora. The bulk of the English fleet was at
Official Information had readied the British (Consul at
Eleinore that the Russian government had ordered all
ship* ot war at Cronstadt to be sank, except eight
Adv'oes from fct. Fetersburg to the 10th, state that
all tbe fortified harbors In the Bay of Finland ate placed
?a a state of ilege.
General Vivian has selected a site for a camp for the
Turkish force, officered by Christians, near Kaadlll.
Tbe Austrian squadron about to lean Trieste will ren
dezvous at Salamish.
Tbe mortality hi'the Austrian army la Gallcta con
tinues great. Fifteen thousand have died and treaty -
three thousand an in tbe hospital.
Lord Palmerston stated la tbe Commons that Q?ner*|
Ooronlm'a proclamation of martial law la the principali
ties only referred to persona inducing Austrian sol liar <
to deeert.
Mouhtar Bey has been appointed Chief of the Turkish
Finance DeputaeaV HK character M fcmrt.
Aa 'mpsrlal ulew of Vfiim 27 authorize* the Polish
Treasury to elite*. a lota for the current of the
aim; in PbUad.
Lom?om, Amy 2?-l2>$ P. If.
The Moniicnr of t?Uay sonUin* a despatch from Oan.
Peliaaier, dated May 26, statin; as follows:? The
Fmioh on the 2Mb of Ma y os:apUd a largo pi <**
d'armie bcttm tbe central ban 'ions aad the saathare,
where the eaeny waald col*?et large toroaa. Tha une
asy ceded the mora eaaily, havtag sustains*! enormous
(oeoea on tbe preceding day.
Count Walswski, in a circular t* the French agtuW
abroad, answers the note of 0.*unt Naaaalroda.
Great lintaliK
An exciting debate took place in Parrtament on the
evening of tbe 2tth Disraeli brought forward a motion
ot want cf confidence ? eiprtulag thtt Parliament can
Dot a^jcurn for a recess without expressing ita dissstis
faction with the ambiguous language and uncertala
conduct of tbe government in reference to the question
of peace or war, and that under these ctrjumstaaces
the Dome ft flu it a duty to declare that it wilt con
time to give every support to the Queen la the pro
secution of tbe war until, In coejanct'on with htr
allies, ehe shall obtain a a?f?and honuraile p?ac?.
Mr Franca* llano, /, on bsoalf of the government, of
feme, an an iimendment, that the House hiring seen
with regret tbe failure of the Vienna C->nl?*ri?uc?*, it wi l
continue to give every support t> continue the war
until an honorable pi-a."? bit outlined.
Sir Wm He athuote moved to alter the ameaarcsnt by
inserting tbe wore, '? and atili ch?r sh a d*n r? tlvat the
cotLuiucications in progresa ma y arrive at that success
ful Issue "
Vr Gladstone approved of the amendment of Mr.
Heath cote.
Disraeli and his supporters lashed the gorerameat?
especially Ixtrf n l'alm?iston and Kusseil.
lxtrd J Itutwell rep led, defending his conduct at
Vienna, when the drbate was adjourned
The debate wrk resumed on Krulav evening, when the
Honse divided, tbe vote being 2l(Hn favor ot DUratli's
mot on, and 310 against it- a majority of 100 tor to*
Far! Orey made a similar motion in the House of
Lords, but wltndrew it.
The bill for abolinhing newspaper stamps, was read
for the second t me iu tbo House of lards
Tie llishop of Oxford has moved for the papers con
cerning the Janadian li shops ani Cnurch
Doth Houses have adjourned -intii J.ine 4th.
On tbe *J4th lord Palmerston held a private msstieg
<>f tne members of Parliament at his house Ov>r tvu
burored were present. Lord Pslmsrston asset ted the
unanimity of bis government ana declared his intent oj
of proeecutitg tbe war Other members also spoke, and
on tbe whole the proceedings were harm tnions.
It is expected r>y tb* 20th ef June to at every availa
ble man in Gre*t Bri'ain belonging to the infantry regi
xcenta will have embarked for tne war.
Home cbsnaes have b-en made in tbe War Department
by plscicr the Ordnance office in the hanas of tae Me
nm'tr of War
Wednesday, the 23d, was the Great Derby race day at
Epiom. The horse, "Wild Pa veil" won. I
Tbe appointment of General PeUssier to commaai is
well received in France.
TJ>e Paris papers were all badly hoaxed by copying a
sbsm war feopatcb Iron? the London Standard.
Queen Victoria visits Parn on toe loin of August
A conspiracy on a small scale has bean discovered at
Peragostn An officer and sixty man of tee girritoa bad
dtterted Navarez. Baaqi'u prorincss are tranquil.
Russia bad jnst annexed tour districts of country be.
lorging to the Mongul tribes on the trontisr of China.
Tbe King of Sardinia's iniant son died on the 19th.
It is reported that the King will go to the war in tbe
Kast. The Convents Suppression bill is vetoed by the
New Zealand.
A sever* earthquake oucutred at New Zealand on the
12th oi February.
Commercial Attain.
The money market continued abuniently supplied at
very easy rates. Exchange steady. Console cloned at 91
per aocount, 91 money. Dollars, 6a. I'.d. ;
bar, 5a. l^d.; doubloons, 7S(. 3d.; eagles, 70s. 2<d.
Bullion in bank has increased ?603,000 The paymsnt
of the two and a half millions instalment on the new
loan on the 22d, bad no effect on the market.
Saturday, M*y 26.
Fonda >? per cent. higher from the result of the mln
isterial debate. Consols closed to day at 91^.
Hughes St Beveor, London, report mare demand, but
from tbe firmness of holders of State stocks traujac
tlcns had been chiefly In railways. United States bonis,
1668, li7 a 108 X , Massachusetts bonds, 101; Mary
land held at 03, 04 asked; Pennsylvania 6'a, 75 a 89;
bends, 84 a 86; Virginia bonds, nominal, 87 a 8S; ster
ling, 85 a 87; Canada 6's, 111 a 112; Pennsylvania Cen
tral first, 00; Erie, second, 9 2; third, 84 a 86; converti
bles, 70 ft 81; fand, 78 a 80; Illinois Central, 67 a 69. .
The week's basinets is tbe largeit on record Brown,
f&ipley k. Co. say: ? Since the departure of the last
steamer, there has been much excitement in cotton, the
business of tbe week reaching the unprecedented quan
tity o' 163, CCO bales, including 76,000 on speculation
and 7,0< 0 for export, at sn advance of fnlly a farthing
on low and middling, and an eljhth on h gher qualities
of American. Fair Orleans, 6J?d. ; middling. 6,','d ; fair
Mobiles, bjid.; middling, 6o. a 6 1 16d. ; fair Uplands.
6?-?d.; miduting, b 6-16d. a bd.; ordinary to good ordi
nary, 5)fd. a 6%d.; inferior, 4d. a 4.'4 i. Toe sties
in Friday, 26th, were 16,000 bales, one half to the trade,
doting very steady, but with less animation. Oreat
esse in money, and the large purchases of the trade?
who, on their part, have obtained an eqivetent advance
on .?aros ana gecds ? have given a confidence to opera
tors, and it would not surprise us to seo vet hlgber
prices, although it appear* scarcely probable that the
trace, who are now well in stock, will continue to follow
tpeculators with the same determination as haa been
apparent in tbe past week.
Stock, 569,000 bales, including 369, 001) bale* Amsrisan.
tUTCBDAY, May 26?3 P. M
Cotton to-day in good demand, bales tally 23,000
bales at extreme quotatlona.
Peine circulars report tne corn market again very
quiet, at laat weekjs pi ice*. ' From tbe extremely small
slooks of foreign wheat and flour, the quotations are
i ommtl, the demand being almost entirely supplied by
tbe inland millers and farmers. White wheat, 1 2s. ?
12s. 9d. ; red, 10*. Cd. a lis. 9d. Old Western Canal
floor, 41*. a 42s. : new, 4fa. a 41*. ; Philadelphia and Bal
timore, 44*.; Ohio, 46*.; Canada, 41*. a 42s ; tour, 40*.
a 42s. Ind'an corn is without change ? white, 61* a
61* 6d. ; yellow, ftOs. a 61s.; mixed, 60* Tne weather
l ?d been seasonable, but the season Is late and tbe
wheat plant deficient in light soils.
Messrs. Richardson, Ppence At Co report b?ef in active
demand. Quotations rtised 2s a 5s. Pork continued
to move freely, but buyer* pay present rate* with re
luctance. In bacon the tendency was upward; (bould
er* were enquired for, but there was no supply I?rl
in moderately active demand, and steady at U*t week'*
price*. Tallow quiet. T. C. quoted at 66s.
The Brokers' Clrcu'ar reports pot athes In active de
mand. Sa'es 1,010 bbls., at 30* a 8ls. Pearls quoted
at 34*. Nothing doing in turpentine. Spir ts quiet,
and without obange in prices. Kotin? An extensive bust
nets done: about 80,00u bbls. had brought 4*. a 4* 3d ;
common 4*. a 4*. fid to arrive, and in (tore. No sales
in tar. Rape oil dnll. Linseed oil, a gcod business done,
at 37a. a 38s Palm oils lower. Olive lean active. Heal,
dull, "mall aalea of cad, at ?43. and apsrm ?135.
Philadelphia bark, a moderate business, at 8*. 9d , a 9s.
Dye wood* mostly unchanged; I*gun? logwood, 72s. fid.
IwiBDingo, ?6. Hugar, limited supply, at full piice*.
Coffee ? Tbe public tales went off with spirit. Good
buttress done in rice, In early part of the week, but
cloted rather lower. Tea ? Congou more inquired for;
quoted 9d.
Bering Bro'hera report:? Procure almost unchanged.
Pugar end coffee flrm. Breadstnfff qu<*t. White wheat
80s. a 86*. ; red, 74*. a 80*.; flour, 40s. a 44*. Spirit*
turpentine, upward, 36s.; turpentine (in bond) un
changed, and quiet. Tallow quiet. 61*. on the spot.
L*re? Bnyeri of Western at 62*. ; teller* ask 63*. Fi?h
oils all qniet, at previous rate*. Tea ? Congou In de
msrd, at ><??d ; othtr er.rts nnchanged. Ir->n? .A good
demand for Welth, makers generally asking htgber
price*. Nails ?? 10s. a ?6 16s.; bars ?d 16s. a ?7;
Scotch pig* had advanced to 69* Mixed Clyde copper
in fair demand, and price* nnchanged. Leal ? Pig ?22 i
10*. ; refined, ?24; ipelter atea^y, ?22 5*. I0d. Tin nn
The market* have been a good deal excited Producer
atked very high rate*, which checked business, but
where moderation was shown buyers purchased pretty
PaaMnjret* by the AfHea
Mr ro>b A lady. Mr MteheleanA lady, Mines CoM>, Watts,
Gillespie, Meesfes. Hm?, Balleek, Ware, Wasa. Wars,
Beulten, IMmes, W>mle. Holssss, Kslwell, FIHKath, He
Art bar. Smith, Mr Riact and lady, Mrs Crnib and iantat,
Rev Dr O'Meara and lady Mr Warrwr and lady. *re Dea*
van, C Q Baylor (bearer n> rieapatohee) Mr. *?Pi*an sad
lady CaptCelb, apt Weeks, I>r PMtbrkk. Dr (Usha-<lt,Mr*
Had tea Mrs Clna?h. Dr Do aglets, Mri Kartneta, Mr Walna
NM U4}, lUsteg i itonck. K Theapeet ait U 4f,Ba
MrArtMr Dr WalMin??*nd >? Rl l?r fti
Mrs W nil-Til r, Mr(Jt?*k a id la'lv Marn?rot Miusbell,
boiillcB. Bill (> 1 l??M, C'baadler, Utlra. Uiauoy, wdu^
S nr. ?i Smith Grenlsx Camphell, Uardaw, Drift.
Tar*<<m. Fls?el. Mir .a, l^t >?, Kaitkaira. Pteld'o*. ItmHt,
Coohrl, T|!|. M? Cr*?D?r?r. Simmoade, Davekin, WaMll.
8? ilier, B'.Mfll. .le?fop. Pease. MeAu'ef. I>r*fur?. forner.
Barton VTmaa. HcKut, Swarwi'k, Perklna. Smith. VaUea
?ioe, C'h?i?!?i.iEo it 10 >k?, J* mieeoe, lUngstou, Aur-nma,
Sprleaali, Lamar, Co). MoAuJ^'. kri Spreok.
Shipping IwMHfiiiw.
Arr from N'rw Tort 24tb rem*'. at Cork; 25tfi PalMtttfr,
at Daal
Arr 1mm Bortcn Trixty, ?? Briefle
Arr front Philadelphia 18th. tune a Jmt at Valtraoia; Jtl'
Ofiaria, Woodward, at Orwimul; -Id, CimU, at MtdM
Arrljom RalHmare With CcmlerUnd, at Holvoet.
lT s,Y?D?ali Hth, Alnta. at L>iv?rp*vt; Jlermaat ,
at Hiiitol; Ailaa Urranman at Lireri>ool.
Arr trom CharW<>n tfth, Ameii* tl.Ioup, at Mvarpael.
Arr trim W ilmidKiun 2a?, Fan-iy Kiel a at B?al.
,,?rr i,onJ ??* "rl*ai ? lft-h. Alahasav Genoa, %> 4o*tdar;
il!!!' ?*"?! ?' Trtwte; 24th, North Aiuorioa, ft* Livarpesl;
26th Rockland. do.
Arr fioiu Mobile 23'1. Plvmooth, at Onwuitrai,
Arr from ApulachicoJa^fHh, Jiwr at Meerpoot.
aid for Mew ?or* IVth, /Kuian, Wn.no. Jrltmu. fr??*
Rrnnerhavea;21d, Cr?oau?, iron ClyAr; ti.1, i'aabrta. lsaae
Webb l.acerna, from Llverp-ul: 22d. )'?tr?l. ifm? 1.1 ma
riek; 19th, St Axnei, trom Ardroisan. 23d, llury U?d, tram
Sid for Philadelphia 24th, Croit of Ware, from Uvtrpid
National Council ?f tbc Kaow lotdhtft.
PiilLAitKLPniA, Monday Night, June 4, 1H?*.
The National Convention of the American or Kaow
Nothing party, ao called, is called to meet here to- m ar
row. The >t*i* of representation ft lerw delegate*
from eash Stat#, chosen by the SUt? Council* ia Cea
vent ion.
The city is full of excitement am! expectation a* to
tha result of the deliberations of thU convention, which,
indeed, ia looked for with the most iatenss amis'/ atl
over tha Union.
I shall keep the New Vork II?rali> well poitei op aa
everything imporiant that transpire*. The Girard
Ilonae this evening, la full of delegates. Barker, the
President of the National Council, has apartments there,
and Kenn?th Hay nor is aUo at tho sin< ettablltbmaat.
Thair quartern form a general rssort for the delegates,
anl at the present writlog some flfty or sixty proiaiaeat
members of the Order are there sonfr?gati>d. Mr. Barker
ia at present ill and in bed Mo>t of tbe delegate* to
night, after chattlngan hour or t<ro with Raynur, visited
tho Councils in tession in the city.
The proapect is that the South will be atronglf and
fully represented to-morrow, and bath Htotioa.4 ef
the oouvention will endeavor to carrjr out their
pet U?aa with a high hand. I hart alrsaiy atea
Messrs. Young and IJttlejohn, of North Carollnt; Mr.
Johnson, of Tennessee; White, of Wistouri; anltroor
three Virginia members. Tney will inaiat upon a na
tional platform, and no dodging the alarery question.
There will be an epen mass meeting aftsr the adjourn
ment of the Convention. Tbert will be a great deal at
talking to do, and the Council may sit two weeia.
If a cand date ia to be mentioned for '60, I tfoiak Law
it the fttroogest man now.
The element* of the Convention will be discordant
enough, and someboJy will hare a great deal of nob
fnn. I ahall endeavor to Bead you a fnll list of delegate*
to morrow. I annex the nainea of the repreaentatirea af
New York, New Jeraty, Massachusetts and Mains, ao far
as heard from : ?
Ditt. Drlrgalet. Alternate!.
1 Jamea W. Barker Daniel U 11 bums.
2 1'homts J. Lyons It. Gravsa.
8 L S Partons A 8. Waygaat.
4 8- Simnioi a W.A. RnaatB .
B (Drew out )
6 G. Squires J. M. Otrlejr.
7 P. V B. Ulallory J T. Morse.
8 Horatio Sej mo'ur, Jr M. Burnetl.
These delegates art elected from the State Jndtoial
districts; but as only seven delegates can be tent ta tha
National Council, one district had to withdraw.
Mr. Lyons, of Jmsey C.ty.
Dr. Eesbler, do
Mr. McUe.ltnl. of l'aterson.
Joseph A. Sccville, of Aewtosi.
Henry J. Gsrdner. of Bottoa.
Hunry Wlls'.n, of Natlok.
Eooard ItufHogton, of Fait River.
John W. Fo*t?r, of BrimOteld.
Henry H. Kurr. of Denma
Andrew A. Kiclmond. of Adams.
Augnttus C. Carey, of Ipswich.
B. D. Peck, of Pertlard
J. L. Stevens, of Augusta.
L. O I o*tn, of Saoo
A. 8. Richmond, of Roctland.
J. 8 Say tram, of Bangor.
Jo?ish (Vivill, of Jay.
James M. Lincoln, of Bath.
The table talk of some or the delegate! it rather goat
at timet. The Virginia men are, of cowrm, expected to
give some rtaron for Flournoy'* defett. One said, " Wa
polled for Flournoy twelve thousand more votea than for
Ilerce, and yet were beaten " Another said, aatiriaaf
the " u n ten i fled ?< In every county where there waa a
public school, Flournoy had a majority." A third fa
mark wa* to the effect that tht K. N.'s in Virginia war*
too confident of success, and n*glrct?d to eanvaaa Hw
State for Flcarooy? >( Htd that bten dont," tail tha
delegate, " we should have had 20 OtO majority."
The Convention of tc -morrow will bt a great event ia
oar politic*. look out for tht reports. V1DKC IE.
[Correspondence of tbe Baltimore Sun.]
Wasiii.vutoh, June 4, 185*.
The National Krunr Nothing Convention - Southern Ddt
gate* and MaittmchutHis free Soilitm
Tht Know Nothinr Council will assomble in Philadel
phia to-morrow, and It* proceedings will be notel wftft.
some in *r??t. A number of the Southern delegate* bava
past-eo through this city, and among them Albert Pika,
t>q , of Arkansas, tbe most eminent of the Southena
wing of the order. Tbeee delegate* expressed Strang
hope* that the Convention would incceed in national -
lying tbe Ktow Nothing party. This will be a difficult
task, lor a large portion of tbe Ncrtbern delegation* aia
free rollers. Tbe Masiacbnsett* delegation, headad bjr
Senator Wilson, will either stamp their principle* up* a
the partv platform, or withdraw from tne Convention.
A split seems unavoidable, whatever maybe tht ooataa
of tbe Convention upon the slavery subject.
Philadelphia, Jane 6 ? A.. K.
Tli? Know Notbiog National Convention la understood
to hare a*?e mbled, bat where, it only known to th*
Initiated. Sansome Street Hall li not tbe place; that
ball, however, ha* been engaged for a grand dinner foe
the party on Thursday.
We have just learned the Convention organised at tlM
Asi embly Buildings.
Philadklphi a, Jane 5? P. M.
Nothing of a definite character has leaked out in rela
tion to tbe proceedings of the Know Nothing Conven
tion. It ia rumored tbat tbe Maasachueetta dslsgatiaw
?as not admitted, on ascount of their refaial to adapt
tbe third degree ? to atand by tbe Union at all haiarrte.
Philadkli-hia, June 6?0 P. M.
The Convention mtet with closed doors. It may be te
session for t*o weeks. Gen. Wilson has not yet beea
deluded, but probably will be. the idea ia to eliminate
abolitionism, preserve the Order in the Southern n<
Middle St at* a, and let tbe Eastern go.
The Yacht Clmb.
Tbe annual regatta takes place to morrow, the 7th
instant. Tbe following are the entries made te tks
committee. Me*-r?. C H. Haswsil, J. Wlnthrop Cham
ber* and John K. Davidson:?
Allwance qf time? f\/rty foe nectmh per ton.
?. i. a
Sloop Oerea M tons,..T. P. Ives 11 OS Oft
" Alpha 17 '? ..D M. Edgar 11 0* 4*
" Ripple 17 " ..A C. Kingsland..ll 00 4ft
" Mary 17 ? ..D. C. KlotaUnd..ll 00 4ft
" L'fcsperanee. .20 " A Stebblni.. .11 3 0ft
h?oo?t> claw ? rnTt Town ato uici>e*, srr onat rwtir
tt m?.
AU<ncmiK~e of time ? Forty ttxmdtper tm. ^ ^
Sloop Ray no tona,..F. M. Ray jj ? of
?? Undine 38 " ..U. C. Babcoclt....ll 11 1ft
Pehr. Starlight ....38 " ,.J. P- Johns an ....11 11 2ft
Sloop America 40 ? ..B. F. J^?P?f JJ JJ
Scbr. Myitary .....46 ?? ? K }} 15 J?
Sit op Irene... 48 " ..T. B. Hawkins. ...11 IS Oft
nasrr cla?b? ovaa rtrrr tow.
Allowance qf time? Thirty five t vond* per Urn.
h. ?. a.
Schr. Twiiiaht Jfl tons,.R. A. Johnson.... 11 2ft M
Sicoo Una 7. ...... M " \.L M. Rutherfttrd.il 21 10
?? Gertrud " ..J. M. Pendleton... 11 27 8ft
?i Julia 70 ? ..J. M. Waterbnry..ll 28 It
Stbr. Base 80 ?' ..M. H. C<rinnaU...,U 84 00
If aay objection be mads with regard to the sailing or
tonnage ef any yacht la the taeft, audi objection mm*
be made in writing to the committee before lft o'olook of
the next day attar tbe regatta.
Tbe olub met yeeterday, and elected William Edgar
Ooirmodore, rice Jehn C 8 terrene, reaigned; and Edwta
A. Htovfw,,Vic? Cemaae*ece, vice Wliiam Idgac, prte

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