Signs of the Times at the North.
From our Northern files we still continue to find evidences of suffering at the North
, and in many portions there are evident signs of an outbreak among the populace.
We deem the following of sufficient import to lay before our readers:
Hard Times in Boston.
It appears that quite a number of our people, out of employment, have made application to the city for work, and means have been taken, so far as possible, to aid those who were found to be in actual want.
The city not having work for a large number of men at this time, many of those who made application were necessarily not put to work.
Considerable talk was indulged in by some of them, and even threats were uttered.
They were advised to return home and wait patiently, and some means would be taken for their aid. Not satisfied with this, some of the leaders yesterday procured a lot of hand-bills, and posted them about the streets, calling upon the laboring men of Roxbury
, who are out of employment, to meet in front of the Post-Office, this morning, at seven o'clock.--Boston Journal, 10th.
The editor of the Knoxville Whig
Our weekly expenses are about one hundred and fifty dollars, and these must be met, or our publication suspended.
We are talking it out just as it is. This is no time for a play upon words, but a time for plain talk, and for action.
We have to meet our liabilities, and others owing us must pay up. We conclude as we set out — we must have money.
A report from the Guardians of the Poor, setting forth the necessity of an additional appropriation of $10,000 or $12,000 to meet the demands of the increasing population of the almshouse, has been presented to the Common Branch
of the City Council in Philadelphia
Wisconsin bonds not Negotiable.
The La Crosse Democrat of the 21st instant says: All efforts to dispose of the war bonds of this State, except $200,000, have so far failed.
Another session of the Legislature will probably be held, to devise ways to raise means to dispose of them.
Commenting upon this, the Dubuque
(lowa) Herald says: If this be true of the bonds of the State of Wisconsin
, it will be no less the case with those of Iowa
The fact is, that so many State loans have been authorized to be made for war purposes, that State bonds and United States Government stock have become a drug in the money markets.
Shortening of business hours.
The commission houses of Philadelphia
have agreed to close their business places at four o'clock in the afternoon, with the exception of Saturdays, when they will close one hour earlier until the 15th of August.
The absence of advertisements in the present depressed condition of business, is telling terribly on newspapers.
A New Hampshire
paper announces that ‘"six Abolition war journals in New England
have suspended since the 4th of March."’
The Boston Atlas and Bee
, a strong Administration war paper, has just been obliged to suspend.
The New York Times, one of the most enterprising and showy journals in New York, has been obliged to reduce the size of its sheet very considerably.
The Christian Advocate has lately closed up.
The Mount Vernon (Ohio)
Banner says:--These are times that try the bottom of newspapers!
We can scarcely pick up one of our exchanges without finding the most prominent article in it--a dun!
And our editorial friends state their cases well.
The following is from the Fremont Messenger
, and it applies so well to our case that we adopt it:--‘"We dislike to dun through our columns; but have a word to say to a large number of our patrons, and cannot well say it in any other way. Times are close — money is a very scarce article."’
Three months more of business stagnation will probably force one half of the journals in the country to suspend.