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"I THE staunch and reliable
( dpt Fred. Miller, will leereUeWlM
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rar aock ft.r guiwrior t itv
i" Bclod? 'fif0' B ,1,1,,A,r Octobw lath, at
r or F reign t or Passage apply to
'. i t MALONli, PE1TIT
' -."T Him
IU tillli
85 .n 6.4 "d $ A on the Dock.
Eagle Iron & Nail Works.
. i -w holesale agency of ;
Hiawatha H ut and Bolt Works
- : : TUBING.
. el-tiS .-. . r " CALVIN CARB
it Sa lime, Is Economical, and
S"H in quantities to iiuit purchasers at the
Liberal discount to Dealers, ,
i oi rtour Mil but a trial, to be tiroiurht into
gne wrat use-
The partnentliip heretofore xiiting Mwvrii
A. Klein and L. II. NloDUnton , under the firm
. W A. KLEIN a to, aaa tills ilajr disaolW
by mutual content.
L. H. 80LOM0NH0X.
Clerelanfl, Ortoher 12. Q.-13; iV(
Ilccttkal Manufacturing Co.
Feim & Kramer,
" Dr.- Young's Electro-Tbermal Bath,
Models and Small Machinery of all kind.
- ro order.
' Braes Finishing, Bt-pairing and Johbing dona
wiu care ana aispatcn.
Over Dennis Holt's Machine Shop,
. a.lU:ltp - - XBVKLATPt OHIO.
9. T. KRAMER, X. D., Physician,
Office Honrs, A. M. (o 12 M. and 2 to 6 P. M.
WW Patients can be accouimodated with Board
, art the Ore. jrf :R4:ltp
The Vote of Carroll County.
CARROLLTON, OHIO, Oct. 11, 65.
Editoes Leader : Carroll county is
rect. ; The Union Slate ticket is carried
by 500 majority. County Union ticket
i from 35a to &00. - Bully for Cox.
i . Yours trulv, ' ' : .'
W. McCoy.
Chairman Union Cent'l. Com. f
Ureal oil Excnmlon Snndry Items.
[Special Condescendence of Cleveland LEADER.]
MEADVILLE, PA., October 9, 1865.
1 wrote you a few days ago that a large
' xcursion party of business men and capi
r - taMsts was projected by some of the lead
ing business meii bf this region, the object
- .being to give tho invited gueste an oppor
tunity of seeing for themselves the re
sources and the characteristics of the oil
country, with the chances it affords for the
profitable investments of capital. It is
also to give those gentlemen a practical
knowledge 4f tho vastneas of what many
ot" them have been wont to consider
mainly in the light of a field for sharp
h swindles - and. "wild-cat"' speculation.
' The details of the excursion are "now
miflicicutly , arranged, to,, give, them
to the public. The party will be composed
pf bankers and business men. and repre
' "senlatives of the press, about one hundred
and fifty 'invitations having been given
out, extending from the New England
" States to the western prairies. More in
vitations are givenout in the name of the
.-' following representative business men of
the oil country : Charles Vernon Culver,
Franklin ; J. T. Briggs, Titnsville; Josh
ua Douglass, iloadville ; j. J. "Wadsworth
Plumer; and J. J. Vandergrift, Oil City.
The order of arrangements is as follows :
Rendezvous at Headville, on Tuesday
evening, October 17th. Leave ileadvillo
by special train for Corry at 7:00 A. JI, of
-Wednesday, and, reaching Corry (42 miles)
at 8:30, ' stopping here one hour to en
' able the visitors to inspect the city, the
'sit of which; was an almost
unbroken hemlock forest four years
age, ' the ' party . will ,'. leave at
9 30 for 'Titnsville,' (28 miles) via the
Oil Creek railway, arriving there at 11
o'clock. The party will spend two. hours
and dine here, leaving for Shaffer at 1
o'clock and reaching Shaffer in half an
' ' hour (8 miles). At this point (the ternu-
. f tho Oil Creek railwavl the party
will be provided with horses and proceed
on horseback down Oil Creek and thence
HToer-tlw-OTontry- sii-miles to Pithole
fit arrivrnir at about 4 o'clock. This
place, which has grown up entirely durinj
fho nmsAnt season, and which now nam
bent 8,000 inhabitants, and the -enormous
wells in its vicinitr, cannot be examined in
an hour, and the party will therefore spend
4t, remainder of the afternoon and
the night here, leaving at 7 A. M.on Thurs
" dav JFrom this point the ride will be to
. to Plumer, thence downt Cherry Run to
Bouseville, past the Humboldt Works, the
Well, &i and thence down Oil
, Oil Citv. arrivinc there about 10
o'clock. Stopping here for an hour the
' cavalcade wilt proceed to Reno, three
miles below, where the party will examine
the location of the new town which is be
ing laid out at tnis poiui,
-5.. f thn nil from boats to the cars.
V-liioUrm wili be served here by Mr.
' Tavlor, of the. XcHcnry House, after
which the party will leave by special
n on the A! & G. W.BaQwayfor
n..Hin four mile, below. After a sut-
t ..... in inn-t this important point,
the train wiU convey the party up French
. J? -i-M.en-ilo on Thursday evening.
' Everr effort will be made to make the
. r f.Wo- nd pleasant as possi
ble, RJld W ftffvrd ft 1 ftBi m$- f
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VOL. XIX-NO. 244.
the wonderful pheuonicunoftheoil regions
In view of the treherallv
prevailing in the region to be visited it
suggested tbat the tourists leave at home
Uieir uroadrWhs and o-los 1lMWt anil
nats. ind put on clothing that will stand
Vouh treatment. The magnitude of the
pnterpnse exceeds an vt lung of the kind
hith' rto projected, ani great credit is due
to the gentlemen who have conceived the
plan ana liberally provided lor its execution.-
Should the present glorious Indian
summer weather continno througlvJiext
week, the trip will no doubt be the occa
sion of a great deal of hearty enjoyment
tnd of much valuable information being
Xhe ileadvillo Horse rair was an-
nounced to be opened yesterday.
The for-
mal opening was postponed to to-day,
large crowd is in attendance,, the grounds
are in admirable condition, and everything
betokens a successful fair u too wcatber
continues fair.
Electiou passed off very quietly in this
section, tlie vote being light, lou win
receive by tole";rapli tho returns sooner
than I could give them to you by this let
A large number of Clcvelanders came
down Inst night to attend the Fair, in-
cludine; Messrs. 11. JNoUingbHm, J. r.
Ross, II. S. Olmstoad. E. N. Kev-s, O. E.
Scoville, J. Y. Fitch, "V. H. Potts, B.
liilliard and others. . . .
The increased size of tho Leaiikk, and
other improvements which you have in
troduced, make it more of a favorite than
ever down here. It leads, by a long wav.
all other papers in amount of circulation
Of the further progress of the Horse
iair. 1 will duly notify you.
. ' Chips.
The Kcw York World gives the follow
ing sketch of Dexter, the horse which has
uddenly become famous by making the
best trotting time on record one mile in
:18 1-5 Flora Temple's best time being
2:19 3-8: '
This now famous voune eeUlinc owned
George Allay, who purchased him for
mere song about two yoars since, and af
terwards was said to have bcen offered
10,000 for his bargain, w hich he refused,
the admired now of admirers. His feat
yesterday surpasses anything that has
been accomplished in the wav of trottilie
the history of the turf. Hiram Wood
ruff has not disguised the fact that Dexter
was the most promising animal he ever
held reins over, and the result of the con
test fully cotilinns his judgment in the
way ot horso flesh. nut will do tlie
next best time ?
On June 2d, a grand race came off at
Fashion track, in which the entries
comprised Dexter, General Butler, Flora
Temple, and Lady Emma. This was for
association purse of $ 3,000, in which
Flora and Emma paid forfeit f- the race
consequently was left with Dexter and
Butler. Tbev went in harness, Dexter
taking the three straight heats in 2:2ti,
2:3ti, and 2:24. Dexter in this match
showed himself A No. 1, not being driven
the top of his speed.
On the 12th of June a match for $2,000
trotted at the Union course, between
Lady Thorno and Dexter, in which the
Lady won the Urst two heats and the
fourth. Dexter taking the third. Tlie
time made in this match was excellent,
uamely 2:24, 2:2GJ, 2:27, and 2:20. i
In consequence of Lady Emma and Dox
tcr being in the same stable during the
present season, the gelding has not been
brought as prominently forward as he
otherwise would have been.
Hiram 'Woodruff has proved himself a
judge, and Dexter has done his pret
Interesting Facts About Tunis.
about Tunis, which are now published for
first time :
Fashion levies heavy assessments on her
votaries in all parts of tho earth, but es
pecially at Tunis. Husbands, with batch
clor instincts in this country, complain of
extravagance of their wives, in trail
ing costlv fabrics through he mire of our
streets, but they littlo know what it co6ts
noble lady of Tunis for one of the miner
of "her attire. When they hear
these Oriental angels wear on their
and limbs a close-titting dress, formed
gold and silver filigreed plaits, the
manufacture ot which consumes five long
months, they will feel themselves in the
position of those who illustrate the prov
" misery loves company." Add to
occasional dresses of white brocade
satin, and new jewels periodically, audit
be conceded that the American ladies
wonderfully considerate of their hus
bands' purses, when compared with the
wives ofthe Moors of Tunis. :
The Hebrew pjid Moorish women of
Tunis appear exclusively in the Oriental
costume; but the Christian sisterhood of
city comply with the latest French
fashions, which theyreccive monthly from
Paris. That renowned appendage, the
waterfall, had scarcely beeu promulgated
Paris as one of the hirsute tokens of
current fashion, when some of the Eng
lish ladies in Tunis admired it, and with
the eagerness of .New York belles,
adopted it as a great reform in head-dresses.
When they visited their Moorish lady
acquaintances, their wonder was justifiably
excited by the waterfalls of their Christian
sisters, and some of them expressed their
surprise and antipathy to the new fash
' '
There are probablv but few aware that
John Howard Pavne, the author of
Home, sweet home," while consul at
Tunis, wrote an important history of that
country. When he represented tho
United States m Tunis there were ample
materials within his reach to describe all
Turkish, Moorish and Algerian com
plications connected with the territory
the Mussulman. Pa3-ne, embittered by
unsuccessful literary career in Ameri
and aware that a poet, like a prophet,
often receives no honor In n is -country, re
pressed his determination to some Ameri
cans in Tunis to prosecute the work, and
remarked that, he had an abundance ot
data for an impartial history. He com
menced the task, and had completed it,
when the government received lnlorma-
of his intention. Tho manuscript, it
said, was seized by the authorities, an
ground thnt its publication would be
dangerous ; but Mr. Payne's official char
acter exempted him from further trouble.
is stated that, some time since, one of
consuls at Tunis was instructed, at toe
instance of William Cullen Bryant, to
make an effort, to obtain the manuscript
from the Tuuisian government, hut the
effort has been so far, unsuccessful. Should
copy of the poet s latest work be re
stored, it will, doubtless, give a more es-
customs, and- government than even t
famous work ot Lady Montague.
The old Ship Found at Cape Cod.
The remains of the old ship supposed bo
identical- with the one. described by
Governor Bradford which was wreckcid
'before a blind harbor that lies about the
miildlH of Munnmovake Bav, to the south
ward of Cape Cotf," in the beginning of
the winter of 1062-03, is now on exhibi
tion on Boston Common, and is attracting
considerable attention. Captain .. B.
Forbes writes conosrnine it as follows :
"I had a sort of striped pie feeling
about it, but on a careful inspection of
the ancient remains I became convincf id
that the wreck certainly dates back b B
yond the recollection of the oldest inha'b
itant. It is a great curiosity, a relic whkih
ought never to leave Boston while thefe
are any descendants of the Pilgrim Fath
ers remaining. I met one of them in the
tent he evidently came in on the ely-j-
bnt he went oui a wiser and a -bettr
Political Prospects—The Nevada Silver
[From an Occasional Correspondent.]
NEW YORK, CITY, October 10, 1865.
Editors Leader: Politically there'
nothing of interest transpiring hereabouts.
There very little .- excitement attending
tho' campaign and "every one seems
look for the easy success of the ticket head
ed by the gallant Barlow.
The unfortunate general, Mr. Slocum,
appears occasionally at different points in
the Stale, leaning upon the breasts of Mr.
Peter Cagger ann Mr. Horatio Seyraom,
and making very harmless and very point
less speeches. To his credit be it said that
he appears sincerely ashamed of his con
pany and position, and is unable to look a
returned soldier in the face. He is more
to be pitied than any other man in the
The financial specialty of New York to
day is the investment of Wall street capi
tal in the laudablo and (tho Wall street
motive) very lucrative enterprise of de
veloping tue silver mines of-Nevada
Eastern capitalists are just waking up to
the unequalled inducement of the Silver
State, and are responding with character
istic energy. It is estimated that in six
months ending with the coming December
not less than ten millions of New York
capital alone will have beeu invested in
silver ledges and quartz mills. The most
of this goes to the Kuso River district, as
being the richest in ore and . the most ad-
vantagious in every way.
Boston, the Hub, is looking after her in
terests in the same direction, and several
strong companies have beeu formed there
for the purpose ofthe actual iniumg of sil
ver not to speculate in worthless claims.
That there is i mouse wealth in the moun
tains of Nevada no .one .con now doubt,
and only the key of capital is needed to
unlock thogriinite storehonse. - It must be
remembered that silver mining is not like
the mining of gold in the early days of
California, when only pick,.shovel and pan
were needed as "machinery, and each
miner Was his own employer.
in extracting the silver from the Neva
da ores, "quartz mills,'' costing from $20,
000 to $50,000, are indispensable -hence
the need of capital to develope this exhaust-
loss source of wealth. - , .. ,
That the capital invested in these opera
tions will make a larger return than any
other ligitimate business is susceptible of
proof by figuros,.and this without one-half
the risk that attends almost every paving
enterprise here: The large investments of
the cautious "heavy men'' here is evidence
that they are satisfied. The past actual
results of the mining of silver about Vir
ginia City makcupa showing tbat would
seem fabulous were it not for the very pal
pable character of tlie silver bricks that
back up the statement. Tho Gould and
Curry mine, whoso shafts and galleries
honeycomb the earth under tlie entire city
of Virginia, has, in four years, added fif
teen millions of treasure to she wealth of
the countrv. This for me mine.
The capitalists of the middle and west
ern Stales seem to have overlooked this
opportunity for investment. Even slug-
lsh English capital is reaping the reward
of western discovery. Seeeral heavy firms
of Bristol and Liverpool have their agents
in Nevada, are erecting mills of large ca
pacity and are already reaping large re
turns. Our young sister, Nevada, stepped so
uietly into the family circle during the
throes of the great war, that thousands are
yet unaware that she is a legitmate mem
ber of the household. But she will soon
make herself felt, for capital is fast learn
ing that Nevada;an and will confer sil
ver fortunes upon all who aid in bringing
her to the light.
W iHmm C. Brvant ct Co. have pub-
ished a thick pamphlet of extracts from
reports, correspondence Ac, entitled the
"Silver Mines of Nevada." It is for sale
by D. Van Nostrand fc Co., New York,
at fifty cents, and should be read by all
ho are interested im the development
of our western mining regions. , It shows
evada to be a giant hi chains and wait
ing for the liberator eastern capital.
k lours, Ohio
The Young Men's Association of Albany
advertise a most attractive course of lec
tures, in which S. S. Cox is sandwiched
between Henry Ward Beecher and Wen
dell Phillips, and Geo. Win. Curtis be
tween. Richard O'Gorinan and John Van
Buren. ' This is the true "principle on
which to get up a course of lectures in
vite representative men whom the people
want to hear, - give different classes of
opinion a fair chance, and lot them say
whatthev please. In thiscitv, our lecture
committees suem to have pretty generally
been afraid to attempt any thing of this
kind, lest somebody's feelings should be
ruffled. Nor is it any use to become in
timidated atbig prices for lecturers. They
can only be secured by paying them their
price. Detroit lnbttne.
Calkins, Wrlnin A Co.'s I'nion Rnsi-
ness Collvg', at Oberlin, Ohio, is meeting with sur
urisfug success, beyond the expectations of its many
"augniue friends. In no other In.titutiuu of the
kind do efadents receive as much personal atten
tion, and make, in consequence, snch thorough
stndeuts. as at that point, if we may judge by the
testimony of students ' ' - . '
One-half the usual expense of taking a Commer
cial Connie is sarod vy those who attend at Ober
lin, while a thorough preparation fur business is
guaranteed. uclO
Fibril Oysters amd Clams and all kinds of
Fish, of the Tery best grades, at Thos. El wood' B
Renowned Restaurant, on Dank street. ocLM:25a
Bnek wheat Flour A good article in sacks,
Just from the mill. . SI El, HI. St II,
ocll:&2 , . , , .72 Merwin street.
T1 Kot a Fable, The immense and nniver.
sal demand for the Fragrant Sozodout, is a marvel
in the Annals of Dentistry ? It exceeds that of all
stomach, nor any other corresponding element gen
erated by indigestion, can effect a set of teeth regu
larly purified by this Fragrant Vegetable, autisep-and
preservative. .... t octti
All the Nehool Hooks nsed in the City
may be had at lloldenClarke A Wilson's, KlS Pub-tic
Square. " ocll:'i54eodVedFrUHon
Iomestle Hewing; Machines Call and
see them, at No. 1:11 Superior street.
ocll:l G. W. CBOW'ELL CO.
Shell oysters and Clams Jnst received
at Busselt's ew York Lsnclr, corner of Michigan
ad-Ontario street, under the Auction Stores.
oct7:254 .,
For Sale. A good, assorted stock of Groceries
and Lease of Store, with a good established trade,
for sale 'at a bargain. ' Iu.juiM-at 119 Detroit
street, West tWo; - .- :'j ocl0:a4
All the I.ste Publications may he had
at Holden, Clarke W'ilu's, 1U8 Public Square.
Gent's Furnishing" Moods JIutt A
Height, have just opened a splemlid assortment of
Gent's Furnishiug .Goods for the fall and winter
at No. under the
Superior Wed
dell House. oct7:K8
rr am a. ..
A Xcw BhI Stare has jnst bees opened at
108 Public Square, near the Post-office, by Holden,
Clarke ft Wilson. , oulU:&4
Gold C'aapomk September, November and
January Gold Coupons and TJ. S. e per cent. Com
pound Interest Notes of 1804, bought at highest
market rates by E. J. FARMER ft Co., Bankers,
ho. 143 superior street, under Veddell House.
ToPrinters. Wa have for sale in quantities
to suit, Bingham's Celebrated Roller Composition :
also, Palmer's Patent Composition, the best and
most durable extant. All orders by mail promptly
attended to. Address LEADEB CO., Cleveland,
0iii, auzT
Union Majority in Ohio 30,000
Proclamation by the President.
Martial Law no Longer Force in
General Court Martial Ordered.
Composed of Distinquished Officers.
North Carolina Convention.
Resolutions Endorsing Johnson's
Fatal Accident to the Rev. Latimer
Virginia Election Passed off
Gold las night closed 145.
From Columbus.
[Special Dispatch to the Cleveland LEADER.]
COLUMBUS, October 11.
The few returns received to-dny confirm
the statement telegraphed last evening,
that our majority would be 30,000, and
also show the election of two additional
Union members of the House, thus mak
ing the number 08.
In Montgomery Colonel Parnrtt is de
feated by eight votes, which tho soldiers
will make all right. His associate for the
House succeeds by a majority of six.
Belmont goes Union b- 32, a gain of
The following counties give Union ma
Jefferson, 121?; Highland, 5! ; Cham
paign, official, 834; Clinton, 1110; Law
rence, SOS; Madison, 300; Wood, 700;
Fulton, 500; Lucas, 1000; Summit, lol'O;
Athens, 1388.
The following comities gi cinocialic
majorities :
Crawford, 1133;' Marion, 202; Shelbv,
3; Vinton, 51; Wyandot, 207; Tike,
5; Hocking, 250; Allen, 520; Hancock,
The Ohio soldiers at Baltimore voted 60
for Cox to 2 for Morgan.
There is a strong probability that Sher
idan is elected Senator in the Muskingum
district. This would give us a majority of
2 in that bodv.
Martial Law no Longer Force in
of the United States has issued the
following proclamation:
Whereas, By a proclamation of the
5th of July, 18U5, the President f the
United States, when civil war was flagrant
and when combinations were in progress
in Kentucky for tho purpose of inciting
insurrection and raids into that State, di
rected that the proclamation suspending
the privilege of the writ of utbeus curpvt
should be made effectual in Kentucky, and
that martial law should be established
there mid continue until said prouJamution
should be revoked or modified; and,
Whereas, Since then the danger from
insurgent raids into Kentucky has sub
stantially passed away, now,
Therefore, be it known, that I, Andrew
Johnson, President of the United States,
by virtue of the authority vested in ineby
the Constitution, do hereby declare that
the said proclamation of the 5th of July,
1804, shall be and is hereby modified in so
far that martial law sh:ill be no longer in
force in Kentucky from and after date
hereof. . .
In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and caused tho seal of the United
States to be affixed.
Done at tho City of Washington, the
12th day of October, in the year of our
Lord 1805 and of the Independence of
the United States of America the Uth. '
Signed, : Anorew Johnson,
Acting Secretary of State.
Washington News.
Washington, Oct., 12. The Navy
Department has ordered a general court
martial to convene in Washington, on the
1st of November, composed . of tlie fol
lowing officers viz :
Vice Admiral Farragut, Rear Admiral
Hiram Paulding, Rear Admiral Clias. II.
Davis, Rear Admiral J. A. Dahlgreen,
Commodore Thomas Turner, Commodore
Jas. S. Palmer, Commander. J. A. Win
slow, Captain a. P. Leo, C'upUin 31. Villi,
Captain James Alden. As this is a solid
court, it is conjectured that persons high
on the Navy list areHo come before it but
their names are not promulgated.
New York, Oct. 11. Special to' the
Express says: General Grant has advised
the Secretary of War to discharge at
least 100 moregenenil officers Majors and
Brigadiers with their staffs.'- And he has
also advised the mustering out of nearly
all the negro troops. - - '
Col. ". Tarker, on General Grant's staff
has returned; he was one - of the commis
sioners sent to treat with Indians, rebels,
and othors, and reports everything now
satisfactory. :...
Mechanic's Convention.
Washington, Oct, 12. The Mechan
ic's Convention last night adopted an ad
dress to the working men of United States
in advocacy of the eight hour systein-.
A large number of merchants have ta
ken preliminary measures for the estab
lishment of a Merchant's Exchange.
Reduction of the Army.
Lieut-Gen. Grant has returned, and it
is understood he is now preyared to carry
out plans already agreed upon for tho re
duction of tho army to a standard required
only for the ordinary condition of the
country, in times of tranquility at home,
and peace abroad.
From San Domingo.
New York, October 12. Advices have
been received from San . Domingo to the
19th of September.
President Cabarila has prohibited all
furthei issues of paper nioncv. i
A . terrific hurricane hail visited the
coast, doing great damage.
The portrait of the Queen of Spain had
not been removed from several oi the pub
lic place3 there, showing thnt the Domin
icans entertained no rancour against the
SpaaisU nation. 1
Southern News.
Tennessee Polities.
Nashville, October 13. The following
are the resolutions endorsing the adminis-
iraiuiu, which were laDieu by a vote ot So
to 25, in th,. House of Representatives :
Resolved, That wo, do hereby approve
mui coruutllv endorse tho administration
ot Andrew Johnson, President of the
L nitcd States, and hereby promise him our
laitnitti influence and support m carrying
oni nis policy in organizing tllo govern-
mem or thcSonthern States contained in
the letter of instructions to Governor Hol
den, Of North Carolina, in which ho de
clares that returned Confederate soldiers
who have been paroled and taken the oath
prescribed by him in his proclamation of
amnesty, shall be restored to all the rights,
privileges and immunities of full and
complete' citizenship. '
Second It is a w ise, hist, 'liberal and
statesmanlike - policv, and contains the
true solution of ourrresent unhannv con
dition, and, faithl'ullv sustained and
carried out by tlie people, will lead us to
peace, nappmess and prospentv.
Third. That in our present difficulties
wo look to President Johnson with hope
ana connuence, and that we have full and
implicit faith in his statesmanship and
patriotism, and firmly believe bis policy,
iron will, and unyielding patriotism will
restore order and fraternity auiong the
people and bring pi-ace to the ooiuitry and
prosperity to the nation.
Fourth. That the Speaker of this House
bo rciiiosteil to furnish a copy of these
resolutions to the President of the United
States, and also that he furnish copies to
each of the Governors of the several States
of this Union.
The following resolution was adopted in
the place of the above by a vote of sixty
to four: - . - :
Tlmt we endorse the administration of
his Excellency, Andrew Johnson, Presi
deutof the United States, especially his
declaration that treason shall be made
odiousaud traitors punished. -. .
A grand celebration took place here to
day by the Teachers' State Association.
An address was delivered by Governor
Brevet Major General R. W. Johnson
ou Jlondav entered upon his duties as
Provost Marshal General of the Miiitary
Divibion of Tennessee.
Hon. Horace Mavuard will to-night de
liver an address to the Teachers' State
Convention at tho capital.
Collector Spooncr who visited Nash
ville to investigate frauds in the internal
revenue has returned to Cincinnati the
parties implicated having refunded to the
Governmeut the sum of $133,000.
Collector Spooner acted on special in
struction from Washington. The most
profound secrecy has been observed in the
investigation and settlement of the dis
graceful affair.
In the case of Colonel Crane the testi
mony for the; prosecution closed to-day.
An important witness was introduced who
testified in regard to tho alleged altera
Virginia Election.
Fortress .Monroe, October 12. The
Virginia election passed off quietly.' The
Union candidates are probably elected to
Congress from tlui firstand second districts.
The steamer Malvern, Hug ship of Com
modore Radford, has been dismissed tho
service. . . u
The Episcopal Convention.
Philadelphia, October 12. The Gen
eral Convention of the Episcopal Church
re-asscmbled at ten o'clock this morning.
The Committee on New Dioceses re
commended the passage of a resolution
ratifying the Division Diocese of Penn
sylvania into two new dioceses, and said
tho division was to take effect on the 1st
of November, 18U3. i '
It was staled unofficially that the sirm
of $35,000 had already been raised for the
support of the Episcopals of the new
diocese. " - "''
Mr. Otis, of Illinois, moved to amend
the resolution, so as to make the name of
the new diwes the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
This caused a long discussion.
The order of the day, the caso of Dr.
Wiliner, Bishop of Alabama, was then
resumed. A long discussion followed.
Dr. Kert'oot, ot'Coimecticutproposed the
following as a substitute tor the original
motion : ' : '
Whereas, The Bishops have informed
the House of their' resolution, expressing
to Bishop Wilmer their regret regarding
his late pastoral address, bo it therefore,
Resolved, That this House hereby sig
nifies its concurrence in said acceptance
and declares its full participation in the
spirit and intent of the resolution inform
ally made known to this House.
Dr. KerfiKt took the ground that the
South was right in what it did. It acted
upon a Action, now passed away, thank
God, but it w as a fact to them, and they
proceed to organize the work of Christ.
The peace of the church, and the peace of
the nation demanded an instant settle
ment of the question.
Ex-Governor Fisk, of New York I
had intended to submit a resolution simi
lar to the one just read, but with this ad
dition : "Provided, however, that such ac
ceptance by the Rt. Rev. Richard H. Wil
mer, DJX, be not consummated, and that
consent to his' acting as Bishop of the
Diocese of Alabama be not given until
shall have transmitted in writing, to
signed by bim in the presence of any
Bishop of this church, to the presiding
Bishop of the House of Bishops, the prom
ise of conformity comprised in the offices
for the consecration of Bishops, and shall
havo transmitted to 3 aid presiding Bishop,
authenticated in the-fullest manner now
practicable, evidence of his having been
consecrated as Bishop of the Church of
Christ, designating accurately the iMme
and place of tho same, with the names of
consecrating Bishop, smd -of others pres
ent and assisting, if such others there were,
which promise-of conformity, and letter
or other evidence of consecration, shall be
committed to the custody of the Register
of this General Convention, and be re
ported, and tlie presiding Bishop is hereby
empowered and requested to give due no
tice to the chnrch as soon as the above
named conditions precedent shall have
liccii fulfilled, certifying the recognition of
Bishop Wilmer as aforesaid to have been
completed." . n , .
The concluding sentence of the above
resolution was proposed by Rev. Dr. Vin
ton and accepted by lon. Mr. Fish. ..
Dr. Kert'oot consented to the withdrawal
of the second part of his resolution.
The question was put upon Gov. Fisk's
resolution and adopted with but one dis
senting voice. 1
The disposed of, the question ofthe mes
sage from tho House of Bishops upon some
subject was not concurred in ; the above
resolution taking its place. . .
General News.
Election Returns.
Handsdale, Pa.. October 12. Wayne
county .gives froui iQ to. 300 , democratic
democratic loss ouu.
Horse Race.
Patterson, N. J, October', 13. The
tirst race to-day was won by Nannie Pad
dock in 4 ujiitiltos; and 11 seconds. LThe
second .Tbcp:, 2 inile Keats, was -won by Bal
timore iii'Ti minutes' and 49 seconds. Third
race; three mile heats, Was won by Ken
in 3 minutes and 39 seconds.
From Mexico.
arrived from Mexico, by way of Havana
to the 30th of September Tho Imperial
Court was ordered into mourning for sev
en days for the death of the Grand Duch
ess Sophia, of Baden. ' - ;
. - Lieut. Maury,, late a Tcbel official, has
received from Emperor Maximillian pa
pers of naturalization. . He is, therefore,
a Mexican citizen.
The story that Jaurez had passed the
frontier at Pass de Narte and hod gone to
Santnfe, whs believed in Mexico City on
the 20th, The Imperialists organs record
ed it as the practical end of the Juarez
resistance. .
A party of Zouaves had attacked a
band of Juarezists. under Mendez, and
uupeneu mem, inus reestablishing com
munication to Tampico and San Louis
Potasi. Various other small battles are re
ported as resulting favorable to the Im
perialists. ... . .
From New York.
Atlantic Base Ball Club.
New York, October 11. Tho Atlautic
Base Kali Liub in an othcial card deny
that they broke any engagement with the
Athletes, and are trying to get on a game
with the Athletes ai Philadelphia within
next week.
New York, October ) 2. The Island of
Santa Cruz has been visited by a severe
earthquake.-' Many houses were thrown
down but no loss of lifo is reported. The
same shock was felt in San Domingo, and
a severe hurricane has also visited th
West India Islands.
Gen. Santa Anna.
New Yo rk, Cetobor1 12. News from
St. Thomas, received to-day, state that
Gen. Santa Anna is enlisting troops, in
tending to aid Juarez and the national
cause in Mexico. - He had, however, at
latest dates, enlisted only 127 men. most
of whom w ere Italians.
Special Dispatches.
[Special Dispatchers to Western Asteriated Press]
New York, October 12. The Herald's
dispatch from Raleigh, tho Pth, says : The
Committee of the Convention to-day re
ported the ordinance re-districting the
State in seven Congressional Districts.
which was laid over under the rules.
Four of tho districts as composed are
strong Union. The second section are all
strong secession counties, being lumped
together, and two arc doubtful, but proba
ble Union. .
It is rumored that the Convention will
elect United Stales Senators, having high
legislative powers. All civil ofiices will
be vacated and now judges appointed.
llie Committee on General Annies' v re
ported a resolution expressing hope from
President Johnson's kindness and wisdom
evinced in his actions toward seceded
States; that he will, if enabled by circum
stances, speedily proclaim a total am
nesty. . .
Judgo l uillips reported an ordinance
declaring what laws are in force.
Judge Donncll authorize tho isue of
$3,500,000 of State bonds to pay the State
interest and bonds already due.
The ordinance for u general election was
reconsidered and amended so as to post
pone the meeting of State Legislature to
the 4th Monday in November.
An ordinance was lntrodui-eit to con
tinue the present J udges of the Supreme
Court in office.
New York, October 12. A plate for
printing counterfeit five dollar bills on
the bank of Montreal, with paper and
implements fr currying out operations,
was, yesterday, found concealed in the
The Washington special to the Post
says that some ot ."secretary Seward s
friends admit that he did notify the Brit
ish Government of the Fenian movement
in this country, and justify it on the
ground that England gave us notice of
the rebel raids from Canada.
The receipts from the internal revenue
on were
savs a re
cent census, made by agents of the Freed-
men s .Bureau, it was ascertained that
34,500 represents the negro population of
Alexandria, Loudon and fairtax coun
ties in Virginia, St. Mary county, Mary
land, and the District of Columbia.
The Times special savs : Tho Commis
sioner of Indian affairs, Mr. Coolry, re
ceived a communication to-day from the
principal Chiefs of tho Choctaw nation
and the Governor of the Chickasaw nation,
stating that their people to some extent
are disorganized, and. ask tlie adoption of
the treaties now under consideration, lor
some means by which the United States
can secure for their people domestic tran
quility and protection from outside aggres
sion. They further state that in concluding an
abandonment of their right of property in
slaves, they 'do not wish to be considered
as abandoning all interest in their present
and future welfare, and if slaves are to be
secured their freedom by the United States
Government, they desire it shall be on
such terms as shall make their freedom as
valuable to them as can be consistent with
the right of their late owners, and the
peace and well-being of community. To
this end they ask for a competent agent of
the Frcedmeu'8 Bureau to be sent to each
nation, with instructions to provide for
and exercise proper control over the
frecdincn. :
Washington, October 12. It appears
to havo been assumed from the report of
the proceedings in the Wirz case, on
Saturday last, that the position of the
Judgo Advocate on tho point of exclud
ing as witnesses for the defense prominent
rebel officers on the ground of incom
petency by reason of their having been
engaged in the rebellion, was ruled over
and sustained by tho Commission. Such
was not the fact. The counsel for the ac
cused, in repfy to an inquiry by the Presi
dent of the court, stated that he would not
insist on the attendance of the witnesses,
and there the matter ended, the President
stating that there was nothing before the
court for discussion on that point.
The committee appointed by tho late
South Carolina convention, to intercede in
behalf of Jeff. Davis, had an interview
with the President to-day.
Major General Thomas, to whom was
referred the case of General Palmer for
investigation, arrived to-day.
A drunken man ed
the Executive Mansion to-day seeking
an interview with the President, but be
coming disorderly, he was ejected by an
officer on duty. The latter had just turned
to re-enter the house when tho sentry saw
the man draw a pistol, and seized it. The
man was taken before a Justice of the
Peace and fined for currying concealed
Preparations are now being made for
the great Southern mail letting. The
Department is ready and willing to renew
all former accommodations, but there is
difficulty in finding suitable men, who
have not been engaged in the rebellion,
and who can take the prescribed oath..
The Tribune's Mexico City letter of Sep
tember 29th says : The Empire is follow
ing with unwavering firmness its energet
ic and progressive career;
There was no other event but the en
counter of some guerrilla bands.
The capture of a few mules and horses,
burning of houses, assassination of a few
Imperialists, arrest of delinquents and
deeds of a few ' highway robberies, have
during the last fifteen days disturbed the
Wandering squads of guerrillas amount
ing to 7,000 men in all, scattered all over
the country in detachments of 100 to 1000,
and half a dozen raving bands of mal
factors posted along the roads is all that
remains of Juarez's army. "His cause has
no other adherents; his person no other
defenders. ' - '
Masilaillian h appointed o. conunittee
with the mission to report on the relative
position oi me lion and his master.
The occupation of the city of Parral
oy trie tiuHrisis, is ciaimeu nv tnem as
great victory over the French. The affai
is thus explained bv the Imperial press:
A French detachment of about seventy
strong, encamped at the post of Camjio
Fb irida, went some time since to Parral to
collect a few thousand dollars of taxes.
While iu the citv, tho commander of the
French detachment learned that a con
siderable force was in sight, and was get
ting reaoy lor an attack, me r rench
party intrenched themselves in one of the
bcuses of the city, and bravely waited for
the enemv. The Juarists numbered 350
men and three howitzers.
Confident in their numerical superiority
tney surrounded the r rench and opened
nre. I no latter detended tnemselvi
from morning until evening. As night
was fast approaching and their ammuni
tion exhausted the chief of the detach
ment gave orders to charge with the bay
onet and cut through the enemy. The
charge was made with the greatest suc
cess, 'the Trench thus succeeded in
opening a passage through the ranks of
tho enemy and marched vn good order
upon Campo Florida. In this affair the
i rench had ten men killed and twenty-
three wounded. The next dav Colonel
Cousin brought back the wounded.
bemi-oiticial news received from Chi
huahua announce that ex-President Jua
rez had left Elpaso on his way to Santa
Fc. Still it is not presumable that Juarez
will consent to leave Mexico. If corn-
polled to abandon Elpaso he will likely
go to Donors, a small portion oi wuicn is
only in possession of the t rench or guer
rillas, which the climate and soil render
easily defensible.
Guerrillas, thieves and robbers infest
every corner of the country, and are ex
ceedingly troublesome in Jalopa. The peo
ple of Icznitlan were attacked by the
Juarists in the church on Sunday, and a
few women and children were killed. The
chief of tho garrison having gathered all
tho men he could, charged upon the guer
rillas, killed thirty oi them and compelled
their prompt retreat.
New York, October 12. The Tribune's
Raleigh letter of the 8th states that an or
dinance was introduced into the Conven
tion, exempting from all taxation a home
stead of fifty acres, with all buildings be
longing to it. Also one prohibiting the
freedmen frimi intemperance. It imposes
a tax upon all liquors brought iuto the
State, equal to that now paid upon two
acres of land. Resolutions were offered
declaring the delegates of the Convention,
as representing the sentiments of the peo
ple of tho State, unanimously desire the
early restoration of the State of North
Carolina to her Federal relations with
other States under the Union.
Washington-, October 12. From re
turns received here to-night there is no
doubt of the election to Congress of B.
Johnson Barbour, Union, in the 3d Dis
trict, over John S. Pendleton and others.
His district includes Richmond. Robert
Sedgeway, Union, is elected in the 4th
District, and Alex. H. H. Stuart probably
in tho Hth District. Robert S. Conrad s
majority in Alexandria, over McKenzie,
Union, is 25. Conrad was one of the
signers of the ordinance of secession.
He avowed previous to the election that he
could not subscribe to tho oath if elected.
There is nothing definite from other por
tions of the district, but Conrad is prob
ably elected.
Raleigh, N. C. October 12. Gen.
Howard is addressing the members of the
Convention and a large number of citizens
the Capitol.
The Convention to-day was occupied in
discussing the State debt.
Providence, October 12. The exten
sive woolen mill of Chapiu & Downey, at
Olneyville, was partially destroyed by fire
this evening. The carding, spinning, and
dressing rooms were burnt out and other
rooms damaged by water. Loss rather
heavy, but well covered by insurance.
Philadelphia, October 12. Rev. Lat
imer Jones, D. D., of New York, a deputy
to the Episcopal Convention fell from the
steps of St. Luke's Church, this evening,
fracturing his skull, and died in two hours,
New York, October 12. A Jackson,
Mississippi, special to the Herald says
that the guerrilla operations are resumed
with vigor. A government wagon train
was attacked near Bolton, between Jack
son and Yicksburg. One teamster was
killed and four mules stolen.
Fifty counties have sent iu returns.
Humphreys is five thousand ahead. Rcv
nelds is elected to Congress in the North
ern District. The Legislature meets on
The Vicksburg Journal is edited by
Celonel Montrose, late of tho rebel service,
who favors negro testimony.
Yesterday Evening's Edition.
General News.
From Mexico.
New York, October 12. A sketch of
the lamentable condition of affairs on the
Pacific coast at the fort of Accapulco, Mexi
co is given by a Herald correspondent who
arrived in that town on the 25th of lost
month. Tho place was reoccupied by the
imperialists on the 14th of September. A
naval squadron arrived in the harbor and
landed four hundred troops, all native
Mexicans under General Monteio Alvarez.
The republican commander, who held the
place on their arrival retired with his
forco of three thousand about twelve miles
into the interior, and there remained, cut
ting off all supplies from tho Imperialists.
The latter did not dare to venture beyond
the limits of the town even in the day
time, and at night they had to shut them
selves up in the fort, as then Alvarez and
his men came in and had matters pretty
much their own way.
The greater portion of the population
left with Alvarez, but those who remained
did not keep their shops, as there was a
proclamation forbidding them to do so.
Consequently business was at a complete
stand still. Maxiiuillians officers could
get none of the inhabitants to do anything
for them, and out side of the fort an Im
perialist could not obtain even a glass of
Virginia Election—Order Issued.
The Herald's Richmond correspondent
savs the following order has been issued :
All district, sub-district, and post com
manders, in this Department, will take
efficient measures to prevent any interfer
ence by the officers and men of their com
mands with the election which will take
place on the 12th inst. To this end, they
will on the day of the election remove all
troops from the vicinity of the polling
places and suffer no officer or man to ap
proach them except in cases of disturb
ances of the peace, when, if absolutely
necessary military force may be Used to
quell the same.
Ed. W. Smith,
Assistant Adjutant General.
There are indications of excitement
the vicinity of Norfolk at the State elec
tion. The military will be held in readi
ness to quell any disturbance that may
From Washington.
A special to ton
11th savsa delegation from South Car
olina, appointed by a unanimous vote of
the late Convention in that State to pre
sent a petition to the President for the
pardon of Jeff. Davis, has arrived here and
expect to have an audience at the Execu
tive Mansion to-moTrow. The delegation
consists of Alfred. UugarJudgo Wardlow,
and M. Daw kins. The first named was
the second Postmaster of Charles town ev.
er appointed, and continued in office until
the secession of his State.
Citizens of South Carolina who arrived
here to-day direct from that Slate repre
sent tiiat the canvass Tor L nitcd States
Senator is exceedingly lively, and that the
prospect for the election of Governor Per
ry is unfavorable. His unreserved state
ments that the parish system fostered and
encouraged secession and committed many
inner political sins, have gamed the strong
opposition of the parishes, and their force
oppose Governor Perry for Senator.
The President this morning made the
following appointments: D. B Hender
son, Collector of Internal Revenue for the
3d District of the State of Ohio; Wm. A
Price, Collector of Internal Revenue for
the 0th District of the State of Missouri :
Montgomery Moses, Collector of Internal
Revenue, for the 1st District of the State
of South Carolina; James S. Gibbs, Col
lector of internal Revenue for the 3d
District if the State of South Carolina.
The Herald's special savs information
has been received here from Washington
mat six nunareu spencer niics, in boxes,
were seized by the authorities at Niagara
Citv, yesterday. The contents of tho box
es were accidentally discovered in over-
naunug me rauroau ireignu the au
thorities report it a case of Feuiauism. It
well known that combinations exist in
several of the principal cities of the coun
try for the purchase of arms from dis
charged soldiers, many of whom on leav
ing me service avail themselves of the
privilege of purchasing their guns at
irrentlv reduced urievs. As the nun-h.
oi guns irom discharged soldiers, who have
the Government receipt, is a perfectly le
gitimate uusiness, oecretary ceward will
not attempt to break up me traine.
The Third U. S. Cavalry is ordered to
Gen. Sheridan, and the Second to General
Sherman. Both regiments will be dist
mounted and their horses turned in at
Cumberland, Md.
1 his is a misapprehension as to orders
for mustering out colored troops. All col
ored United States colored troops which
are credited to no States are forthwith
discharged. The colored veterans cred
ited to quotas of States will be mustered
out only as the Engineers of the service
may warrant
The Tribune's special says, it is esti
mated that the W irtz trial will cost the
Government . at lsast $100,000. CoL
Moore, late Surgeon-General of the reb
army is here and will appear before the
V lrz trial court as witness for the defence
A special to the Times says : A great
totton case, or more properly a great col
on swiudle has just been unearthed at
Vugusta, Georgia. It involves nearly
2,000 bales ot cotton of tne value of about
2.000,000, and tho names of several pro
minent military officers are mysteriously
mixed up in the affair. Large amounts of
money have been used in propositions of
compromise, tho sums being variously
fated at 540,000, JDO.O0O and 5100,000 and
even $250,000. The volume of facts con
cerning the transactions is very large, but
briefly as follows :
During the rebel occupation of Georgia,
three parties named S. Metcalf, Wm. A.
lleall and Jos. fieall became joint oowners
9, i94 bales ot cotton, variously stored at
Enfala, Alabama, Albany and Dawson,
Georgia. One of the parties, Metcalf,
wiidd 4,000 bales, on his own account
which tho rebel General Hill burned in
the street, in a damaged condition. Met
calf gave a person named George Schelly
one-third of the cotton to re-bale it and put
iii shipping order. This cotton Metcalf
in July through Ichellyto Jno.Garsed
Philadelphia. The defendants in t is
case, Garsed & Schelley, also claim that
Aletcatl sold to them 97,000 bails, owned
formally by himself and the two Bealls.
This Metcalf denied at first, claiming that
only gave the price it could be bought
on a certain day for cash, twenty cents
per pound. Here lies the interest in the
asc. It appears that Garsed Schelley
then went to work upon the military au
thorities and manipulated the matter so
to get certain ordors from Generals
Grosvcrncr and Steadman, which fright
ened Metcalf, who made an agreement to
sell the cotton for two hundred thousand
dollars. The Beals, however, opposed the
ale and appealed for an injunction. The
President hearing of this and other cases
interference on the part of the military
authorities in the civil affairs, has issued
order which in caustic terms prohibits
ucn an interference nerealter.
North Carolina Convention.
New York, October 12. The Herald's
Raleigh correspondent says : In the North
Carolina Convention, Tuesday, a report,
which was ordered to fie over, was sub
mitted, recommending that no action be
taken by the Convention in reference to
the debt contracted by the State in aid of
rebellion. It is expected the debt will
New York, October 12. Tlie Tribune's
Nashville special of the 10th savs the Ten
nessee Legislature to-day tabled the reso
lution endorsing President Johnson's re
construction policy, by a vote of 29 for to
The Ohio Election.
The Tribune's Columbus, O, special of
11th says forty-eight counties give a
Union majority of 24,070. The counties
hear from will increase this to 28,000,
with the soldiers' vote to 30,000. The
Republicans have at least two-thirds of
branches of the Legislature, ensuring
the election of a Republican Senator.
What is a Dollar.
A case of interest to shipping merchants
has just been decided in the Superior
Court in Boston. Plaintiffs were ship
owners, and in 1860 made a contract with
defendanut to take charge of the Wild
Hunter, as master, at $150 a month. He
continued in command till August, 1864,
visiting numerous foreign ports, collecting
freight on different cargoes in gold or
sterling, and reserving portions of the
same from time to time for his own use.
He charged himself with the sums receiv
ed, reckoning dollar for dollar in gold, and
the pound sterling at $4. 84 in gold, and
applying it at that rate in payment of his
wages at $150 month. The plaintiffs
claimed, first, that there was a usage which
prohibits ship-masters from taking in for
eign ports more money than is required
for their personal expenses ; second, that
defendant was obliged to account for sums
taken at current rates of exchange, and
not dollar for dollar, or at the value of
the pound sterlling. It was agreed that
these points were sustained, then de
fendant was liable for the amount claimed
plaintiffs; otherwise that plaintiffs were
indebted to defendant.
The case was referred to an Auditor who
reported that the usage limiting appro
priations of freight money by the captain
personal expenses was not proved and
that the amount applied to his wages was
correctly estimated by the captain, sup
posing the calculation made on a specie
basis. That presented the simple ques
tion to the Court whether an agreement
this country for wages at a specified
sum, payable here in greenbacks, permit
ted the payment by the captain to himself
foreign "countries in gold. Judge Lord
said, that while the statutes of the United
States make a dollar in paper as much as
dollar, they do not make a dollar in
gold more. In otjier words, the statute
makes them equal, and the captain right
fully, in the absence of any proved usage
the contrary, applied the earnings of
the ship to the discharge of his wages dol
larfor dollar in gold. Judgement was giv
en fur the defendant for the amount claim
ed by him as still due. The case was carried
to the Supreme Court, but that Court
has already given decisions under the le-tender
act which seem to eover the
principle of tho present case. V. Y. Tri
bune. .
The report of cholera breaking out at
Nice is officially contradicted. After a
summer of rare beauty J ice is in a per
fectly healthy state, and no esse of any
kind having the character of cholera has
made its appearance.
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One year (in issues) .... . . 12 09
To the setter up of a Club ef ten, w. will send a
copy ofthe W'EFKf.T L cades, rratis ; of twenty, a
copy of the Tri-Weekly ; of thirty and upward,
copy of the Daily.
The Court Journal says: We regret to
learn that Mr. Dickens, who i now jn
Paris, has had a sun-stroke. He was quit,
insensible for several hours, but, we are
happy to sVi speedil.v recovered, nl is
now quite well again. '
Opnerul Averill. the noted cavalry
mauder. is at present located on OifCreek.
aud is the proprietor of some half dozen
teams, which are hauling oil from Piihole
to Miller's Station.
Rev. Robert Collver, after a protracted
visit to England, is about to return to his
ministerial labors in Chicago. It is not
perhaps known generally that this gentle
,,, i.f real genius, who has
stamped his influence uphu the West more
indelibetv than anv other living man
was a little over twenty years ago a black
smith in little townof orkshire nearx-eeos.
Ho 'could make a good uorse enoe, ana
(wh'ich is more difficult) good horse-shoe
nail, and he did his work well. But the
hammer could not conquer the man ; he
was a Thor with the hammer added. The
tire in his smith v lid not burn so brightly
and hotlv as that in the brain ana neart
of Robert Collver, who, whilst nis iron
htmr. would snatcu a verse oi
Burns from a pocket volume to "sweeten
toil." At length he had earned euougn to
go to America. He settled in Pennsylama,
expanding: under devoted sell culture,
and somewhere about ten venrs s
was called to the leading pulpit in the
West, in Chicago. The hrst spot which
his feet sought on arriving here was that
wheretheold blacksmith shop stands, and
about which hover, no doubt many spirits
of old thoughts and aspirations which
have since bore their fruit.
- k.. hd a delightful illustra
tion ofthe hospitality of St. Louis, having
had three horses prcsjnted to him there in
a single week.
Extra Billv Smith is nourishing arouna
the streets and drinking at tne bar of
Washington, arm in arm wun nis old
Hon. Isaac N. Arnold, sixtn Auuitor,
left Washington for the AY est on vv ednes
dav on a short visit. Chief clerk MeGrew
will have charge of the office during nis
The report that Ralph Waldo Emorson
ti-,.u n ir Lv the robberv of the
Concord Sauk was unfounded.
Exchanges from the Far West inform
tbat Hon. C. D. Smith. Secretary and
for some time Acting Governor of Idaho
Territory, recently dropped dead at the
illaire. nf R.H:kv Bar. He was a native
of New York, and before receiving the
appointment held at thetimeof his demise,
he served as chief clerk in the office of
Attorney-General Bates, at Washington.
General J. 1. Webster, cmei oi ciau kj
Gen Sherman, is in Washington expecting
to be immediately mustered out. He has
bought an interest in the somewhat noted
ahawba Iron Works, at trondale, Jener-
son County, Alabama, and intends settling
there loermanently with his laniuy. Gen
eral Webster is a valuable acquisition to
any community, and will carry with him
the wunn regards of all who know him.
Hossisiso, one ot Jlaretzek s prima don
nas, made her debut in New York, recent
ly. One critic says : '-People went to the
Academy, expecting to see a houri
burst npon their sight, and to hear a St.
Cecilia. And when, instead, a timid girl,
with frightened eyes and hesitating step,
walked from the coulisses into the gla.e of
five hundred gas jets and six thousand
critical glasses, there was some excuse for
a chill of disappointment. But this did
not prevent three or four hundred hands
giving her a courteous invitation to pro
ceed. This she did, after thanking them
with a graceful smile, and though terri
bly nervous all through the prolonged
opening aria which introduces lone to the
scene, Bossisiso at its close had securedth.
hearts of the majority present by her fresh
ness and simplicity of manner, and her
true, pure voice."
The National Game at Washington.
The grand base ball tournament which
has kept the fraternity of Washington on
the qui vice during the last month was in
augurated on Monday by amatch between
the renowned Excelsior of Brooklyn, N.
Y., and the National of that city, for the
usual trophy a ball.
The game took place in the President's
grounds, the contest attracting thousands
of spectators, among whom were many la
dies. The Excelsiors were minus the ser
vices of five of their first nine, and their
uniforms, hats, &cn not having been sent
on, they were placed in rather a bad posi
tion to win a game. They, however
played remarkably well under the circum,
stances, pulling up their score handsomely
towards the lost. They scored over two
to one in the lost five innings of the game.
The score was 22 to 8 against them in the
fourth innings, and only 30 to 30 at the
close of tho match. The most friendly
feeling feeling was displayed on both sides,
the Excelsiors gracefull y bearing their de
feat. In the evening tlie Excelsiors were
splendidly entertained. Thev are enga-
fed to play at Baltimore on Tuesday and
'hiladelphia on Wednesday. On Tues
day the National and Enterprise clubs
play in Washington.
Fire at Pithole.
Record: .
"After our paper had gone to press, and
most of the edition struck off, the press
men were startled by a loud report, which
shook the houses in the city. Our report
ers immediately repaired to the spot, where
they found the flames extending in one
magnificent sheet from the Grant Well a
distance of 200 yards, as far as No. 16
Holmden farm, down Pithole, wrapping
derricks, engine houses, tanks and offices
along the whole distance in one complete
flame. The origin of the fire up to this
time is attributed to No. 4 Morey Farm. It
appearthatthe engine on this lease had been
heated by crude oil; a barrel containing the
oil was placed outside theengine house with
a pipe leading to a pun in the Hues of the
engine where it was kept burning, the
supplies being regulated by a valve in the
connecting pipe. It seems to have been
that the oil concentrated by leakage or
oiherwise about tho outside of the pipe,
conducting the oil from the barrels into
the flues, ignited at the fire in the boiler
following the pipe to the bnrrel when it
immediately exploded, scattering the
burning oil in every direction.
Fire at Pithole. A Rat in a Peculiarly Perplexing
Tlie Washington Rrpublican is respon
sible for the following :
An exciting scene was witnessed in a
street car near Willard's this forenoon. A
lady, well dressed, and of genteel and re
spectable appearance, stepped into the car
from the Fourteenth street crossing, and
upon taking her seat seemed to receive a
momentary shock. She did not lose her
presence of mind, however, but seized with
energy a portion of her apparel on one
side, of her lap and called the conductor.
That official approached, and when that
lady coolly said to him: " There is some
thing under my dress, which is alive;
please to grasp it hard just where I have
hold of if The conductor did so, and
felt a living animal, which he choked with
his fist until it was paralyzed. The lady
meanwh le putting her "hands under her
dress, pu Hed forth a good-sized rat whose
rodent career was soon permanently end
ed with a few blows from the butt of the
driver's whip. The impudent beast was
cast forth into the highway, and the horse
car went on its way rejoicing, the passen
gers being divided in opinion as to wheth
er the rat was a resident of Willard's Ho
tel or the cars of the Washington and -Georgetown
Railroad. - ,
The Kentuckians in Washington, who
clamor for the removal of Gen. Palmer,
do not designate a successor. We mildly
suggest Gen. Buckner. He has a certain
reputation in Kentucky that would not
injure him in the eves of Garrett Davis
and his friends. Tnere are certain eccen
tricities irx his subsequent conduct ; but of
course they can be forgiven. Let us havo
Buckner. Y. T. Tribune.

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