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St. Louis charter election. St. Louis, April 2. --The anti-Republican ticket for city officers was carried here yesterday by 2,000 majority.
The Markets. Baltimore, April 2. --Flour firm. Wheat higher — red, $1.34@$1.37; white, $1.50@$1.65. Cornfirm — mixed, 56@58; yellow, 60; white, 63@65.--Pork firm — mess, $17; prime, $14. Lard, 9¼@10. Coffee active and firm, at 12¼@13½. Whiskey steady, at 17½@18 New York, April 2. --Cotton firm — saleApril 2. --Cotton firm — sales of 4,000 bales. Market closing Ê@¼ higher. Orleans middling 12 7/8. Flour unsettled. Southern $5.50@ $5.80. Wheat slightly better — Red Western $1.36½@$1.38½. White $1.45@$1.55. Corn dull — mixed 68@69; White Southern 67½@71, yellow 65@70. --Beef firm. Pork — mess $17. Whiskey dull at 18¼c. Sugar steady. Orleans 5½@5½, Muscavana 5½@5¾. Coffee steady — Rio 11 7/8@13, Java 10½@17. Molasses unchanged — Orleans 29½@33.--Rosin firm at $1.22½@$1.30. Freights unchanged. Norfolk, April 2. --Cotton active and advanced --prime 12 5/8; select Ê more; common 11 @12. Receipts light. Corn — sales of 20,000 bushel
Important movement!Mexican Invasion of Texas. New Orleans April 2. --Texas advices state that Col. Ford had been reliably informed from Matamoras, that Gen. Ampudia, with 3,000 Mexicans, was sixty miles off, marching on Brownsville. Ampudia had dispatched an express to Matamoras, with placards and handbills, declaring that Texas belongs to Mexico, and that, as she has no longer the support of the Federal Government, now is the time to retake her Reinforcements in large numbers were rapidly joining him. For had ordered all the heavy guns and ordnance stores at Brazos to be removed to the scene of anticipated difficulty.
From Charleston. Charleston, April 2. --The State Convention, in secret session, are discussing the Constitution, which will doubtless be ratified tomorrow by a large majority. [second Dispatch] Charleston, April 3. --The Convention today, by a vote of 149 to 29, ratified the permanent Constitution. The members will change to-morrow, when the minority will be reduced to 10 or 12.
Weather reports. Boston, April 2. --Wind E.; thermometer 36 deg.; snow four to five inches. At Montreal, and Ogdensburg, N. Y., Burlington, and St Johnsburg, Vermont — a thick snow storm. Thermometer from 28 to 38 deg. At Portland, Bangor and Calais, the wind ranges northeast, with indications of snow.
The Daily Dispatch: April 4, 1861., [Electronic resource], The first and last slaves in Kansas. (search)
Election at Jefferson, Mo. St Louis, April 2. --At the election in Jefferson City, yesterday, Ewing was elected Mayor over Miller, the "Unconditional Union" candidate, by two majority.
From Texas. Galveston, April 2. --Gov. Houston has sent a message to the Legislature protesting against the action of the Convention, and claiming still to be Governor. The Legislature took not the slightest notice of it.
Hopeful signs in Missouri. We are much cheerful by the savings of the St. Louis Daily Demetral, (April 2,) a Black Republican sheet, over the results of the last election in St. Louis, hitherto the stronghold of the Republicans in Missouri, but now triumphantly carried by the friends of the Southern Union. The Democrat says that the day of the late election. "Was a day of humiliation and indelible shame for St. Louis. The Disunion function has at length worked its will and crashed out for the time being the proud spirit of the foremost city in the West.--As the news is read this morning, near and far, every one will feel that another link is snapped in the chain that holds the Border States in the Union, and while that news will create sadness in the minds of all loyal men, it will as certainly cause every traitor in the land to rejoice. We care not to enumerate, on this occasion, the cause of the calamity, but it is impossible to take the slightest backward glance withou
Later from Europe.arrival of the steamer Fulton. New York, April 15. --The steamer Fulton, from Southampton, April 2d, has arrived. The revolutions and war feeling throughout Eastern Europe is on the increase. The reported rising in Portugal on account of oppressive taxation, caused a further reduction in rates on the Bank of England. Victoria has received the new Italian Ministers. Commercial. Liverpool. April 2. --Cotton — Small sales at unchanged rates; prices rather easier. Other articles steady. Market generally dull, but easier.
The Captures at Old Point. --It appears that the schooner G. M. Smith, reported yesterday as having been seized Wednesday, by order of Flag-officer Pendergrast, had left N. York for Wilmington, N. C., on the 2d April with an assorted cargo, including a lot of gun carriages, for citizens of North Carolina, and put into the Elizabeth River on the 24th, short of provisions, &c. She hoisted a signal of distress and the steam-tug Young America, belonging to Messrs. Baker, started to her relief from Norfolk. A large launch carrying a swivel, was also sent to her from the U. S. ship Cumberland, the flag-ship of Com. Pendergrast, then lying off Hampton bar. A shot was fired across the Young America from the launch, and afterwards one from the Cumberland, which struck the tug on her bow. Both vessels were then captured. The plea of Com. Pendergrast for this unlawful seizure of the private property of citizens of two States (one of which has taken, as yet, no official steps tow
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