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Postoffice ApproPriation--Prop
ositiouto Rednce:the
Indian 4ppropriation•
Rassed--Seitate Committee on.
Ettlesr—Genettal. , Discuskiim in
th'e tv .rilouse:+rinaucial gates.
tion-Appellate Jurisdiction of
the: Supreme Court.
[By Teleer . Sph to the i'ltt.sburgh-Vrazette.)
- , WAsTin4ITON; March 2:1, 1867.
Mr. 'WILSON presented- a joint resolu
tion of thanks to Dr. Hayes, aric explorer.
Mr. RAMSEY presented a bill to reor-•
ganize the Postoffiee Department and fix
the phy of Meer% Referred. •
. POstofflee, appropriation 1:41.
taken tni. • •
I.lllr. •SHERMAN•S amendment to carry
Unexpended balances to the surplus fund !
except the amount necessary for the ex-
. .
of the fiscal year was adopted.
"Mr. DAVIS offered an amendment that
-the Pre.sident be instructed or authorized
to reduce the army to twenty thousand
strong, said' force to be kept South few reyo
lutionary purposes., Rejected. .
Mr. BIICKALEW offered an amendment
to . reduce the army to thirty thciusandom
• der the direction of the President. He
Urged it as necessary for economy. Lost—
cleven to twenty-seven. •-
• The Indian appropriatiort bill was -taken
The various amendments of the. mnut
tee Were agreed to.
Nif. RAMSEY'S" amendment; referred to
yesterday, appropriatingf,lo,ooo tothe Sioux
Indians of Devil's Island, so. as to appropri
ate f,20,000, was agreed to.
.; The bill then passed and goes back to the
Mr. ANTHONY moved to take up the re- 1 MISSISSIPPI. •
portkX the Committee on standing rules of 1 JACKSON, March 21.—General Gillem has
the Senate. .
saying I refused to furnish the Reconstruction con-
Mr. DRAKE opposed the motion, - vention with the - names of the`citizens Who
delay would work no harm relative to these gave certain information upon which GeV.
rules and urged - the importance of.takirl,-1 Humphreys,- based his - procWnation of De
up addltiogalimpeaehrnent rule, offered
c o m ber
21st; 1887: •
After considerable debate, involving the
"queation whether or not there was any deep
studied design on the part of the Presi
dent's counsel in addressing the chair as
;!llfir..-ChiefJustice," by a vote of twenty
nnie to six, 'Mr. Anthony's report was
taken up, and the Senate adjourned.
I:l4.lErtiaiiiiti in4ageil tit ieneral
as If in Cotrunittee 'of the =Whole,'
the principal topic being the financial ques
j. - 'Mr. NEW,COAII3 spoke 'on generakirli
Mr. BLAIR, of Michigan, spoke on
finance. opposing. the payment of the debt
in greenbacks, and arguing that it should
not be increased a= dollar;-that the present
was notthe time to v ainsiderthe--payment of
• the principal, and that undivided attention
, should be given to the restoration of the
country- on a solid and enduring basis.
- Mr. ICIBLACK. asked why Mr. Blair
spoke o#; the policy Of. paying for bonds in
greenbacks as a ITenmeratie seheme, and
why ho referred tciathe ;Democratic State
Conventions in Ohio and Indiana in that
connection, when he -knew the Republican
Conventions in those States adopted the
Nfr... BLAIR did not unuerstaild the Re
. publican Conventions to endorse that policy,
but only to approxlinate to it. They sim
, ply. made an utunanly exhibition of parti
; min' fearfulness. Whenever the question
' Came up in the. House, however, the Demo
cratic members had, nine out of ten, voted
for the payment of the'debt in greenbacks,
while the Republican members had taken
the.opposite.side. -•-. -
Mr.-NIBLACK regretted'axanimfutation
on the Republicans,- this.. intimation that
they , were not as sound- imithe - question as
the Democratic party. The scheme
Mated with :Mr Stevens, of Pa., and Mr.
Butler and was, therefore, a simon-pure
Retittbileautneasure. . • ;
After some further debate Mr. LAW
' RRNCE, of Ohio, said, when, in 'order, he
would move for an in" ulryby the Judiciary
unmmite whether the plic lans sold
der treaties with - Indian ub tribes ar d e held
by a valid title, and whether such lands
ori f be .sold .except in pursuance- of a law
enacted by; Congress; - He reniarked
, that ' during four years prior to Jan
uary, 1858, there had been sold in
large tracts to individuals and
• companies ,, under eight',: treaties with
Indian tribes, 1,478,528"geres of public land
for 1,081;122 This was destructive to the
homestead policy, and he denied that Lands
could be sold except in pursuance, of a. law
Of Congress. had' introduced 'a bill to
scone railroad eompaMe.sherenfter receiv
ing grants of lands to sell them at a low
price actual•settlers.- - Awn the duty of
x Congress to stop the system by which pub
110'hui were- accummulating in the hands
i ..- ofi r7 fe a rctobeisoldat:e.narriions prim toac
tual .settlers, and especially to arrest this
unconstitutional manner ,crf disposing of •
:::public lands by acts-in:tiler Which, ne.' valid
title was acquired. . • • •
Mr- 4.11 i spoke on the fibrins:fetal
question, especially advocating .thfrefillow
ance of drawbacks on material:entering into
'`the coristfuction'of vessels.
Mr. WOODWAIID answered fteer
meat or Mr. Broomall the other day, on the
'bill to guarantee to all States a - Republican •
form of government. •
NIRLACIik. made a, brief ; spe e ch
against the Freedmen's Bureau bill. • -
Mr. -PETERS advocated the bill for the
`admission of•ALibama„"; .•
Mr. ,PAlNff,,speaking refereticololthe
• Rtessiiin-Arrierl&mt popessio* ark gettthe
• ; treaty - makingpawer was aliaolutelSliiithe
President and - senate, only v.. 'l , ,thp treaty
_could. be performed .
upot the constitutional. •
• • •_to:"-the
discussion:last Sathrday, !pen
. r.ection with the meastire-deptiyingthe:Sw.
CoUrfof appellate:jinflfttlo,kiln re 4
7 Oollintliction cases.lutilrlireii•hina
tieutc(explath the aixte.ndi ;'bilt?pielno
.....ipiplattation was asked, and -to " he. - never
fr trobled. the h ouse . with - unnecessary re
marks, he hart xi_itraintid from: • sw Itm „.
thing. The gentleman from Ohia Orr:
• _ Schen gi c .) , Jbta./PYRl...tter.prgto,ru3 ques
tion, tiAdni&-Alouse sum Whtit was
bis connection with Abevatter.
"the effecrtliatibit was eat fled Alte-Ingle4
had arranged•to adoptA.l l l 4,llll”.re in the
manner'in- wfrMit'' 4 ' ' 34
w in-rellY( Virotion-t)4,_
ARD O ' pN-sniti 4 oulatiOn in
teeth* ant•waS to
the Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in
the MeArdle case.
WOODWARp sahlit.J.Wonld accom
plish no such Tnirpose:- • •••-.--• :•• -
Air. WILSON--Very well then; the gen
tlemaniis not hurt, nor is Mr. McArclle
either, And what. hen is all this tempest in
a tea pot for?
WOODWARD,I.Sny to. the gentle
man, as a• lawyer, that it is not in the
power Of the Legislative deyartment of the :
Government to take 'andy Jurisdiction'
case where it has already attached., '
Mr. WlLSONVeplied the Stipienie Court
itself had decided, a repeal, of jprisdiegen
even Arrests a judgment.
Mr. jWOOWARD remarked, however,
that the gentleman from lowa might •haVe •
vindicated himself as to a very queStion=
i able line..of conduct.. He stood here.main
taining-that the Legislative•Departenent of i
the Government might do the highly inde
cent thing of looking -into Courts of Jus
tice, seeing what cases were pending in
them, and then using .its . legislative -fune
_tions to arrest and stop the course of jus
' tire. ~T hat- w as the: position :in - -which- the
'gentleman plaeed himself. - ''For himselfhe
• maintained that Congress had no right to
interferein sucha case. The judieialower
of. the Goyernnient was vestedin the (curt,
and in the particular ease the jurisdiction
hdrd.vested. It was in the first plaCe hide
eent for the Legislature to come .hi :and in:
terfere, arid in the next place it waSUncom
pleted. . -
Mr. IVILISO7.L..k.s to the question of de
cency, the gentleman will permit those who
voteilfor the measure to judge for. them
selves. AS to the question of power, I
have already said the Supreme !Court as
serted that m its own decision?'
Mr. WOODWARD—In what case. .
Mr. WILSON-- - I will find the case - and
refer the zentleman to it. There is more
than-one iiecleion to that efect'.
The diSchsslon went on for some time,
mostly over the ground already traversed,
when the House Adjourned..
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f.liy Telegraph to the Pittsburgh (4azotte.)
• RICHMOND, March 21.—1 n tbe. Conven
tion.the Feport of the Committee. on Repre
sentation M - as read. It adds forty-seventh
the'present nntnber of members of the Leg
- • - Altiokwsds:,
Mai& tiliPatch from
Little Rock says the election was completed
in but few counties. Partial - returns show
• a large Calling off in - the. nevo vote. The
majority against the Constitution will be
larger than anticipated. The whites Voted
almost unanimously:against it. r.
TUBEEV. ' . •
CONSTANTINOPLE, March W.—Diplomatic
interccmrse„ which had been tonpomrll3;- in
terrupted between the Turkish Minister of
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_-. NORTH CAROLINA. -- jwaxdoMrrAsi Vito . rneti6att Embitssa-
RALEIGH,* Nfirett . I'.*:=•-:.:iii' Miele inthe i dor iti NtaitantlttOple, ' - has be e n resumed
Sentinel of to-day, prepared:frobi official { - 111;neti:! }NCI Wee . iiit of- o.;faVOrfibie44rtroo.
data, estimates that the public debt of ; frenieretary'Sewar fi d totaling to tin MT-
North Carolina„under the new. Constitu- ; JustmenlOrthe cliffertfece which had arisen
tion. OE t - lw„ Grit -- ..Tudy,lB49:iiill be $l9,- i with the American Legation.
•176,.:500, the interest on which will be tzsl,-
LOGO. The article - SIIONVIV the additionaktax ,
upon the people of the State, required t be
raised next year. under the new Cons u
tion, will be $448.5,000, which being add to
the present taxes will swell the taxes !for
1869 to 32,800,000. , Here t•ofore the State taxes
have never exceeded 3300,000. -
ATLANTA, March. 21.—1 t undertiood
that Hon. Augustus Reese will withdraw
from the Gubernatorial contest, on the
ground of ineligibility. The, Central Ex
ecutive Committee of the Dernoenitic party
of Georgia meet in Macon on .Thiarsday
next. Judge Rease's"letter of withdrawal
will appear . in a few - days..;
A"Protest `•,
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Csy Teicgrapy tr,lhc Pittirtyprrh flarenc.l
NEw Yortx, March, ‘ l3 .—The . "HCralcl -to
day publi-slie-s-twO-bentrritiniarticinsVglied
on: Vidal( of :the Com
mittee of Cotton Bondholders ;" - dated Lou.- dotty February 28th and Marciffth, arguing
agamst the violent acts -interventioh
the part of ,the- Urdted t States , between the
Southerrt States and rebel - cotton boridlaild
ers, con:Telling the, former to repudiate
loans made In Etvdr,of the Confederate Gov
eminent, sayin ,, that, of the South,
ern States is utterly annihilated by this act
of forced repudiation and that they . will not
be'able to, borrow a shilling in Europe:until
they are allowed .to pay the,,debt. ;„Ile
urges, if , this were 'done, the credit of , the
N6rth and South - would standjunch higher
in Europe, and, that 5.20 bonds would
rule - much higher if these loans were la
lowed. to be paid. juStiftes,Eureirean
eapitallits in making- their loam;
.gues that what may ono day:be - sauce for
the epos° who„lent the South:mOney on
their bonds; may on another :batoraa sauce
to the gander that leut the t Worth nrcirrey
under the idea thatthey Wets - tcr btreimid,
their principal and' interest, In_ gold, -, for
aiding to crush the Soßttre,-7,
l' A
BM Relative Patents—Enlists:lent for
insi Ta i ft Measl ve,!,
• iny TWegraphlo thoYltirbargtf Gas.lte,]-
arrow/4 iMarch i 2.1.--41411 - la-mow in
course of preparatkin.btWe. golrernment,
- which: Wilreizable::-Aalibriliana:Ztti (:,take • out
patent.s'in the liorfutdoill e terms
as CanadianspbtaippatiMta 4114 e, mxiited
wotioe was l'ivioirt-thei-overrimdnt'o f
an l inftilry - Whelhilatt .?r roteps ,g had been tak
en to prevent the iti3Part_ure of a -force' for
Rome to make =win a. people ;with
whom Canada make .
. A deputatilm ‘ inursouting,:the,-,tpbacco,
banking and u ranee interesti, has had an
interview With the ••.Finance - - re
gerdio insurance, : tic. Representatives of
English companies favor the :bill before.the
Houser. which requires a - deposit or'over
8100,04, while the representatiVes IttfAuter
lean conlpaniesUre opposed to the deposit systemtaltogettrot;
• tittWitil Weaolo l '' .. "
[Bp Telegraph tattle P/Ltaburgh.Gazette.)
L OL T lSVlLL l 4.3inrch::2l.=.ltivor falling
slowly. weather clear and cool. •
871 1441/4.144r11/11.7-We°4llo./111131414
pleasant! -
Tovsno, Match 21.—, Weather clandyT e d
cold; there was a light' fall •of 'Mm_ o t
M rm
estruis,er; , Mac , 422.-m'A i elher.eiesr apu
RYtibicon warm., .:,,alv ate
and I
,rt•Jkit. Loris;;/KM. Xdongtvaili,Vbf
?Or. Louisville. .ArilVd,
voun, p;c.r.ocir. :ix.
F. Alan,'::-,SentOttedaini-taliza7
Lion Treaty Appraved by Ger
many—CiVil Marriage in Aus
tria—People Rejdicing--Tnrkey
and United- States—Farra,gut
Received by the Pope.
Telegragh to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
•Conn, March 21.—Capt. Mackay was sen
tenced to imprieonment and hard labor for
twelve years. , •
BEni-liq; 'March 21:—The Council of the
North German Confederation has approved
thp treaty recently concluded . the
United States securing the rights of natur
alfzed AmeriCan Citizens: •
VIEICICA, gaich :21.—Thelipper House of
Reichsrath rejected the motion mule by
the Clerical party to defer 'action uijxm . the
civil marriage bill until a change: is Made
in the Concordat. - -
AFJOI.C.I.NG OF TILE PEOPLE.. March 22.—Most enthusiastic
demonstriitions of joy are mado over the
recent action , of lleichsrath on the civil
marriage bill, Nt'hieli is regarded practi
cally annulling the Concordat: Yesterday
when it became known that the upper
house-had rejected the Clerical motion to
defer the passage of the bill; there was great
rejoicing among the people, and last night
he city was-generidly •
RomE, March 21.—The Pope gave a very
giatious reception to Admiral Farragut and
suite tokla2,-.. The Admiral will,remain at
Rome for ti,montli.
FLORENCE, Mai.c.b. 21.--C...;arirxildi has
tititten a letter to the United States Minis
ter, Hon. GeorgeT. Marsh, declining, to he
agent of the United States government. "
FLORENCX, March 28.—„ Atiniirai Farragut
will be obliged to remain at' Rome - four or
dye weeks, Ineonsequence of a severe al?-.
e.eltti,Vitieh has broken - out in his leg.
Death of PresidAat of Panama by Pot!lon...
Aisassins Vortiolested-..A1l quiet -in eli
lonabla...Cio Fears of a %'l Between
Chili and Peru.
trey Tctearafili tO Pittzburgh Gatett-;
, I.; Sir Yona - , 'March —The steamer Ati
rona bringi the following news from Pana
nia-to the hist;
`General (Marto, President - of the State of
Paranna, died on the :id irtst., ills suspected
of poison. Don, Juan Diaz acted asPresi
dent ad intcrim. Don Pablo .Arosemena is
a candidate - for the Vacant °thee: . •
Puredos, who shot Mr. Fawcett, corms
pcndent of the Herald, has not been arrest
ed. Faweett is slowly recovering from his
wounds- Assassins tvakk the streets mum).
'lested. Petitions from Americans asking
for p.otectionwere sent to ;Washington by
the Arizona:
The stearner Nebraska, from New ,York
Via .Taneiro,'arrivettat' on the
7th, to take her place in the new Anteriean
- steaMShip line between 'Hamburg - and As
' pirtWttll, soon to be'oriened. •
Dates front Bogota . are to the lath ult.
COloinbiart:COngresSWaS fix
dent, Aeosta i l . hylils Message; acknowledges
the government . .would have been, bank
rupt but fore the million dollars received
from the Panama. Itailroad Companso . for
the new.: contract. The State of Tarchna
was rebellious. The rest of the coun
try tranquil. ;The Colombian army is re
dueed,to.twO thousand.
Archbishop - lerron died on the nth ult.
Dates from , Valparaiso are. to 'February
7th and from' Calais to the 27th. A war
bettveen Chili and Peru is no longer
apprehended.. As the election approaches
In Peruitdditionar- candidates are brought
forward for the Presidency, A dispute had
arisen between the Chillim Government and
the French house-of Armand for a:violation
of contract to furnish-iron clads, the de
livery. pl. which were forbidden. by the
Pretickpovernment. Chili hitd advanced
tliiirgOttini:tp the contragtors,:whieh they
Will return. .Don Guiterraz has been ap.
pointed Peruvian Miniater of Statb
Xibattli etivebettlikPernviiniGOvernme'id,
and eonsigneesef'gtinno%for $12,000,000, was
about to be closed. The republic was tran
quil; except the , deParthtent , at .
where much .unestainese Proirailed.
CentrarAmerican Ilea's - Is Unimportant.
Guatetriakt has granted the - right. to con.
Ilgruet wreAlread from the-port of San Jose
•E culanta
Shooks of an earthquake continued at la
Union. Many houses were ruined, and the
residents remaining in thotilace Were living
Advises trom' - !-Australiwto- the 7th inst.
state that, Ear). Aolinore, new Govornor of
NeyeEkiuthlyaltift; arrived there.' - The ear4 r
tibial 'afid - ‘trow' Of the ' Eicheoner" Marion
.Retiny,..wero Massacred the Solomon
group of' i slinids . by-rititii . 6l.---, - • :., - -
It is Just disc.:4l.'l)6M that the shiii Gdneral
Grant,: whieltieft-14elbourne for - Londensin
May; wrecked at Auckland Island
in the same .tnonth bi- - being drawn into a
large cove twenty-ilye fathoms (loop.. Only
twenty *ere saved J , - The , ship. City of
Melbnarne was burned,* Melbourne..
L': Sir- Oefifge., - .r4illeawn, istierw, Governor --of
- We* - Zetiland, - had arilired . at Wellington
1 and was well reetiVetl.' "f The Oolonyhaasuf
-4-Ars 4 0 9".1. floada 40 st,:ir 4 ~ and. theldam
ages 'fife estimated ,at-,52,, , i 4:looo..lialight
ishmk -of.= earthqualutwas.felt eat Wellffig•
ton Fe 1,
,:.. .
Fire oextlleigtiE IP-get- 7 0p 1114)stroyea.
City Teleeiel tVitai i iiiiiiirjizt d hie ite 4 I .. '
ritr a
E ll.l.l topePWP-- 4 -• lid 2fti..4:-4 , zilre ion
Beittie ' •!' eriiiihV AegtroAd
4,oo6llinillt It ' 01;ele4rr44 of
4,ll:vzilliatilahli , Sham ato& ' ~.1413'
wells are the prlaclAMe'id ' ''''' '—'"
Gene i d
al En
wa --In
.D-- lIILA 111
fliy Te cgraph t
- IN
Called on tit, Jrning and
had an...Mien',our.Snbse
..iicaqinifteis o;• .
the army and paid his respects to , General
Was at the Ezecutiye Mansion this morn
ing. and engaged SoF some time with Jr.
Johnson: - ' This afferi l loon l thei'resident erns
closeted with his Counscl.
Fractional currenCy'issued for the week,
8-.494,500; shipments, 380,287 ; 'including
32,000 to the United_ States Depository at
!St. Paul. National. Dank currency issued,
8118,010; amount in'eireulation,.s29ll,779,s66.
Fractional .currency .redeemed and. des
troyed: 13432,700. Receipt's of Internnl Rev=
elute for week, $1.,81. - P,960; for: the year
to date S'l39 37'2. 690.
1 1
SUMMONING .OF wrrxmsr.s..
Witnesses are being sumthoned to-night
by the Impeachment. Managers to appear
in the Senate Chmnber to testify in the im
peachment cause.
W , V3ITINGTON' t March 22, ISGS
Representative Muliens, of Teune.>see,
has received through the mails threatening
letters purporting to come fron a secret
society designating itself the "Kuklux:
Sithimonses4for Impeachment witnesses,
about twenty-four in number,'Were prepared
yesterday. The dermties of the Sergeant
at7Arms ,of the Setuttp. wore engaged lust
night serving them. The Most, if not
of these witnesses, have been examined'
the Inilvaebirtent ^ Managers.: >flt .lea4t
eleven are reperteK '
The valuable 'swerd preskted -Comma
dore Biddle by the Peruvian Government',
stolen from the Patent Oillen about a week
since; has been recovered by detectites r :
Diamonds, five or six in namber, had been
removed bythe thief and taof them have
been recovered. •
I --The cage . of Hateltyit. Iftpek Island Co.
I f came' hefore the Unit -States' Circuit (Auld
ilk - ' • " ' -
lit l
.at New York on Satur y.lnlyint , been re
moved from the St at Court. The Court
Will,nof deititle' the Mot "oh' to - tterntinvil the
casii book to the State Court unthorginnent
i has been concluded on - the 'main motion,
I 'lthich is to cliAsolve the itijunetion in the
) State 'Court. The•argument will be made
on a..cloy :hereafter to:be _ melted by the
cottrt auti counsel:". - ' - ' • .: ~ -'
. . —A•caidifrotruGetterat...Fremont appecm
: 141,,t2„,„"titx, Yfi
. ...r4 • Tilb an c . " ucirt:eptitig ' On 1-6-re Tg-ithei-=:iti*litt*tateAtt;';
Connection With a ;Ste:tie:pi litati. - 1 5 f8. — :
"The le:tiling- feature in the negotiation
with Cameral Oacht, anti retcson4 for malting
it, were fo procure a Pacific Railway ter
, ItlintL4 at the Port of Guaystuei in Coarw
tioii t,Vi lif road prtliects that I' \rte.( then anti
:urn still - ecietiiopel in. The contract made
with him 1141 noreference to any boon to
• •
dispatch - froth St. 'Louis says the
route to New York via Orleans,'-for
tranSportat ion of .g,rain in bulk, is be,cern
ing more popular , ' daily. The towhgboat
Ke110 , „, , g, which left there Saturday even
ing, had eight. barge:4:la teNVl,‘iith seven
tons of freight, among which ,was forty
three thousand- bushels of corn for. New
York. • Another barge, with.-twenty,-Six
thousand bushels ell corn far the &amides
tination is now •there. All this dorn came
from points on the Illinois. river.
the Superior-Court at -Baltimore; on
Saturday, thajury returned a verdict for
defendants in the case .of Adolphus Bran
dies'and William' W. CraWford, of
ville, agaiust,tho Baltimore and Ohio 11.111-
road, 'to' recover lift'eenn thousand dollars
damages for alleged' failure. in /865. t 4- de
liver 3,300 barrels of hour and 128 tons -ship
stuffs in Balthnore in reaseinable tirtia.'
—On Friday night of last week, a man,
supposed, om
fr: papers found on his person,
. .
to be James Finnegan,,.ort his way- from
• Canada to Serantom Pa., stabbed three per
sons on the train on which ho Was a passen
ger just before reaching the depot at • Ballit
lo. Ile was arrested and was thought to he
insane. The persons stabbed by 'him were
.not daugoronalyininred.' - '
....10101 W - 'Arnold; Secretary of the Hope
Insurance Conpany, has . been arrested-at
Louisville, Ky., on a warrant sworn out, by
I/. G. Illy, President of the company,
chargfrigArnerd ciTitli,:the',ek r ibezelement of
seven `dollars - of the 'cOin ,, any's
funds. lily gave bail to the amount of
—A fire Saturday night on the second
floor_ of .451 Broadway, ibiew York, occupied
by lkfalory &Hewitt, dealers in cloaks and
nutntillas, althougiLproutptlyextinguisbed,.
'caused &make by fire and water to the
building and stocks to the amount of
12,0tX); fullyinsureth
—ln the ICentucky Ildurbon ease the
Grand Jury - at' - New York have .found, in
dictmonts againfit Denial Isicssnfor,e; C.``A.
Sanborn, Allen. S P'inkham, E.
C. Vrest,,c. Highland °hallos sanawn.
—Tho anew stunt at Iliiltititdpiii s a iii4aisr
ated af74 ~raging twenty r hciurit.' Drills in
sowe places wore fifteenifect. The railroads
were bacilv blocked, and-no 'trains - arrived
from the West
A . • large three story, brick dtfelling
at the caklatid race track,' Louisville;
owned by 8; IliTliornts,' wow destroyed by
fire Satur(lay,i nvo.lving a loiis of 45 - MO.
—The propeller Taylor, from' Newarek
Saturday: evening, arrived ! at Albahy at
eleven Sunday. She encountered little ice,
and the river is now opened.,
Thu shingle factory of ".ramr.‘k L. Smith,
near the dad or . tite•No. th
'was destroyed : by ilre Saturday night. lARB
f20;000; insured (Or
The Albany F.Tourital, of last Pl'ilaay
evening,r,states-.that- Govpruer fenton'has
finally deelded to .reiliso pardon to young
Ketchum, the forgerTi o . ' :-,'" . •
!_9 1 * ( 10 1 99 ,- 9f HenrYSzkr/tont
of San Franelseo, is announced. Llitbiji
`ties notsliatert` 'ktneeting' of: hiSi - nreators
;will /I°l 4 -, t 0 4 4 3' , • ' 3 I
Bills er4tipetltitiisuMiiietitounliMon7
or and repealing
have passetibothliiintes,on-thii California
iznao atlferitlan'COnn.;
hoe iu:boo
toiaid F._ 12 .* 4
VAE 4 ,-. l 4 l . l triell. Am/ ngi„
145,0 w; Oc,o0o;
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23, 18
Lary Se
"Klan. '
21, 1868.
*The Pittsburgh Conference still occupies
Alio front rank in the missionary work of our
- Church and has the honor of having. :more
representatives in the missionary field than
any other Conference. ,We are confident
that our, noble. Conferenee will take no
backward'steps in this great work of even-,
gelizing the - world.
After the dismissal of the public' eongre
talon the members of the Conference-Ms-.-•
sionarrSociety elected the following offi
cers for the ensuing year : Rev. W. P.
Turner, President, and Rev. Joseph Horner
Secretary. •
The session thismorning was opened with
religious services, conducted by J. K. Mil
ler, for many yeara agent of the - Young
Men's Bible Society of Pittsburgh.
• Tho Bishop announced to the. Conference
the death ; on Sabbath evening last, of
• elfarle.s Slinpson, eldest son of Bishop
Simpson, and a committee of three, con
sisting of Dr. W. A. Davidson, A. J. Ends
ley and. S. P. 'Woolf, wereappointed to draft
resolutions epresstve of .the sense of the
Conference. - •
, W.ll. Tibbles, T.-Mustardey andlj. D. -
I . lon Were grantednsupernunaerary.relation.
rOmmittees on Temperance, Cente
-1 nary. of :Methodism, and Statb of the Corm
-11.17',' presented their reports, which. were
i reul and 'adopted." ' • -- •
The, report of`the Committee •on Preed
-IMen's Aid Societyavas presented; read, and
• on motion laid on the table for further 'con
' sideration.
I The Stewards presented their. report, in
I:part, after whicli an hour - was appointed for
thOselaiving . 2'stateritents to make bearing
'. -901 ‘4 46 ; 6150- 444rnalltt.P a' • 44; .etveseintiattrU4' ‘.• it
without delxite.
"The hour of nine ha.ving arrived; - the Or
- der of the day, namely, the election of dele
gates to the Annual C'onfereni, was taken
up. J. W. Baker, T. -N. Boyle,. S. 211.
Hickman, W. B. , llTatkixis and I. C. Persil
ing Were appointed tellers to collect and
count the votes.. Deep interest has been
felt the restilt, and at the appointed hour
the house was iilled, with the inenibers and
spectator:4. The 'result of the first ballot
was as follows: Whole number of, Totes
cast,- le(i.necessary to a cheice, 911; . S. 11.
Nesbit treiived 15S. Thomas M. Hudson,
Ile; D. L.; 101; Dr. N. Hartslicirn,
97; C. Pershing, .96—and all were de
clareddnly elected." •
I One hundred and eighty votes were cast
,on second ballot. Necessary. :to r. choice,
ninety 7 one. A. J. Endsley received one
t hundred and one and was declared duly
G.elected. • The same number were -east on
third ballot, of which Dr.H..3llller.
ceiv~ed one hundred and eleven, and., was
deelared duly elected.
`- I omitted to state that .the grand total of
the centenary contributioris•ny - 'the minis
tors and laymeh of the Conference amounted
to:the grand total of nearly *six hundred
- thbusand dolkre. These figures. speak for
s . themselves and • need no comment. The
, grand total. contributed by, the - denomina
[ tion will reach the magnificent sum of
I•eight millions of dollars. It is a Marvel of
liberality and may well challenge. coinpari
son In the history of the christian church."
flu' second question was resumed, . and
Andrew M. Gregg and= andßanson S. Strahl
were examined, passed and continued on
,The reports of the Committees en pi!.t,
hiirglf.Ohrisanti iztchiicate, Parsonages, and
,C'entenary Pund, ivere read* and Adopted.
The report on the pittsburgh'ChKstfart Ad
vocate was very gratifying:‘,'rhepaper ALMS
`been' steildihr gaining in public 'River, ••add
inerea.singin pat'renage, and is' among the
most ablY condneted - in the connection: .•' -
'The following resolution,' adopted by a
rising vote, which was given with awAii,
will indicate the estimation in which Dr.
- Nesbit, the able editor, is held
. by his
Resolved, That our delegates be and they
are hereby instructed to, use their influence
to have Dr. Nesbit continued as editor' of
the Pittsburgh Cilkstfern Advocate.
- Need we add anything to this and to. the
complimentary vote, given him froniGen
eral conference? is ,
Privilege was given to ,congregations in
several localities to dispose of churchprop.
orty. It is a romarkable_fact
that in the
history ors hundred years ; this dencimina.
thin, netwithStandingits earlY.,..poVeirt3r, -
never dispaSed; - of apy proPerty save by 'the
voluntary act of its merribers.
Tillat),g,reater - or the business . `ok the
Conferen'ce Is 'disposed of, titeappointmefits
•aro.,lidarly -'mails; and' the body will
close its session:- on. ' , Monday.
iNotwithstatiding,lho- exciternentiincident I
, triAhrieletitiou of delegates, great- harmony
•alld-go9d feeling have, prevailed,' and the
momben4 Will return to their fields of labor each, other by. stronger_. ties than
'over bof4ro F ßishop_. Kingly, A :•• >tlt:
has , :greatii endeared
himself 'to all by ,lirbanity, court - eons
bearing: and fine 'filnl . itips as a,:presidin g
'officer. - ' ' ' '
. ,
YourlixTrespoi;edont Cantiot'tloso,)lbese
liastilyTl•ratiarcid lettetkivithotit returning,
thinlo3? to the Ticket - Agent4d Greensburg
.and Other, employes tbfi:thcrPeixinSylvani3
Railio4d,froliguntyalets orcoattesSrs and tnhis iost,lltr.,i„ .
Dirney,lok.tho splendid
E 4 an ci train. k; , unIP. tf,Rifigdcdfifi!OAPFlng,,Mt
tr fY.f"!."n?.;
he •Rtonni.C
allow 'fferin
, Over , claeqtrillat
r biro& azeivedlarathrirlitade 'are )3o*
f2-,rJtiatik;titiailiiiiailliaaig24=-Theitinrcials- 1
are now cledr of anottla:Titiiiiiii are riless
as usuaL • • '
Pittsburgh Annual Conference of the M. E.
[Special Correspondence tif the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
GiEENsnuno' March 21, IE6B.
The ..kruaiversary of the Pittsburgh Con
ference Missionary Society *s hold On last
evening RobertHesni lton, President,
in the chair. ' . - •
The opening exercises were conducted by
Revs. R. Hopkins and H. Miller, after which
'adgregses weredelivered by 4eVS. F. S. Do
, .
Hass, of Washington
,City, N. 'Norton and
J. \i.-Green, of the Erie ConfereriCe.
These distinguished sPeakers Were
. large
by the
audience Which_filled the chure over
lloWing. The' last addreSs Was especially
linppy and produced a deep impression. '
The following is the report of .the .Mis
sionary receipts, for the -past'year by Dis
tricts. •
Missionary contributionS of Pittsburgh
Conference for the year 1868:
.Districts. Increase. Deereme
Pittsburgh, - 810,19243 51,983 21
81air5vi11e.........3,254 70 5 419 56
Uni0nt0wn . ........ 2,29210 / 132 02
Washington ..... 2,023,00 45 . 87
Barnesville 1,194 54 80 88
Cambridge 1 733 82 - 129 06
M'Connellsville 998 36, • 34 53
Steubenville ..... 4,02.5 63: 490 12 .
Allegheny 3,593 20. 369 . 74
-TotalB 829,307 84 $8,13.5 27 82,768 ;
By tliis it win ne seen that the' aggregate !,
missionary contributionS for the past year
is $29,307.44, a decrease of $631..28 from last-:
Petroleum—Memorial. to Congress.
The National ~ Celivention . of Producers
and Manufacturers• of_Petroleum,,
held in 'Pittabtirgh, appointed the under,:
signed a Committee to present to Congress,
the conclusionswhich were reached by the,
Convention, respOting the taxation of that -
article. Those conclusions are, indicated in
the printed pape which is herewith'site
. ,
mitted, and clean i express the views of the -
. „ - •
Convention, that ' , .;if; in` the `judgment of
Congress, it, is not possible .to . raise -the -;
requisite amount o 1 revenue by it , tax on
luxuries, it is the very extreme of injustice
to desi,gpate a single article. of Manufacture
not a TuituT, to .bear an.-undue' proportion
of the delicienev,. especially when the arti
cle , enters Sii. • largely . into consumption -' among the pobrer ellisiesi• and is to them 21.4
much an artiole:xif prigre_ngee§sity meat..
or flour._ .The popu/4 idea that petroleum
is a natural •produckidn without-coat ; ' - and
therefore an appriipriate subject for extreme
taxation, is wholly erroneous. In its crude
state it haslittle commercial' value, except
for the in-Pose of mannfactlife, and if it:
had it is not deriVed froin the earth without
large expepditure both of Money and labor.,
The flowing wells, Which so aStonished the
world a few years since by their enormous
spontaneous production. are almost entirely
unlmown at the p3eseht,time, and the oil is
now mostly obtained by the laberions and' -
expensive process of pumping from wells,:
Ni - hich yield an .average daily product of
not. more tham eighteen; barrels. If you -
add the cost of production the expense of
refining the oil and placing it in the market;; r
you have .increasedthe value of the crudo •
material more than four hundred per cent.,
The irresistible conclusion - from:these prem-.
ises is, that any tax upon 'refined oil, is a,
direct burden upon the productive labor cif,
the country, and not, in any proper sense,
upon a natural; spontaneous production of
the earth.
Illuminating •
gas, manufactured from
coal; bears a similtir relation to' coal, that
Refined oil does to Crude. - GaSs is used
sively in cities and large towns, and for the
most .part lights the houses of the opulent.
Re'fined' oil, goat into consumptionmainly •
in the , country, and' is .einphatieally - "the
poor 1111111'S light." It would seem, that if
either article were selected to bear a heavy
tax, - it should be the' former. Yet, as' a
matter .of fact, the specific • tax upon gas
amounts to less than seven per cent. of its
average cost, while that upon -Refined Pe
troleum, is not less_ than one hundred per
cent. of its cost. • • .
When we,consider the'. enormous amount
of money which hasbeen expended in Sink:
ing-wells, not • more than , :one:i.n twenty-of
which prove prciduCtive, it will appear that
Crude Oil has been prodyced at a cost and
risk much greater in - proportion than either
iron or coal, andits matinfactureis carried
on with more hazardlo the capital employ
edlhan any other biisiness in the world.
i. It is also true that thebinilliesa of refining •
oil • is- more-seriously etribarra.ssed amide
:pressed at the uresent,time thanalmolt ?Ay
other branch o? Mantifacturei,-wreasciwof
the excessive taX,- the: heavv expetise•ol)re.-
pealed inspection_
and the complicated
bonded, warchousp,.slsteni which the tax
seems to redder necessary, as well as by-the
very hinvy:ComPetitionavliich the Aineri-•
.can refiner meets at :home,. through the'
large amount sold' in the' 'market
- which; by-iarliatia deViees,•escapeS::theltax, -
, and abroad:A-1y .the-!anperior,. advantages
.. stialett 4l o-. l,, Nap..roMier•has in ruing
rr'bitr ciivrrepm,lll ecinselnenteofthing-.
er Tabor, capital;•fuel, ‘lbar.•
refs. The _extent to which therdepressiori
of our business has reaehed, 'is apparent lit j
- the well known 'fact that Some of the .most
perfect and well-situated oil - refineries are
closed- and: for - , sale at less than one-half
their cost, and very.few, if any; of the large
ones - are 1 - tinning at -more than:one-half -
_their • aipadity..• ' . •
If it be asked why the tax now imposed •
on refined oil operates to the prejudice CT
the'refiner: when it is- added to the cost of
the oil,- and therefore comes, out of the con
sumer,. we. reply, that the ,expenses inci
dental to the collection' Of the tax—such as.
inspection fees, bonded warehouse- eharg:es,
ctp.; together with the .additional laborthus
made - , necessary in handling and' taking
• care of the oil, ancl' the leakage resulting '
-therefrom, especially' in the 'case of oil in
tended • for export—would alone, if . they
could ~be saved to the ,refiner, yield' him a
- fair profit upon his mannfactUre;• greater, it •
is believed," thanthe -majority of refiners '
have derived from, their business during
the lasf year. - Moreover, the removal of the
tax will at once destroy the ruinous coM p e3
tion.whieh results from the manufacture 9f . •
fraudulent and dangerous oil, Which, by an •
evasion of ,he tilt, now controls the dcinaeS
tic, market: .It would also, greatlY stimu
late and increase the consumption of.oil, •
because a safe article would 156 furniShed at
a greatly 'reduced price; `so that the refiner
of the - countrv•,winch : are now idle, or
running, at half-Choir capacity, would ,find
eiriPlOYmerit,• and 'the" 'Millions of capital
invested in them- , now unproduetiVe ' and.
- w
hiCh -must , ',ultimately prove :;valueless '
should the present State of things' continue •
=Will again become remunerative -•Slid
bringing into active requisition its iitdilstrial
labor. i
We do, therefork most eartie:Stly remon
strate against the poiltkin which has beer'
takeni , thatthe interest which we,represeat
shullJJe ex - eluded, from ,the Class of mann
laCtures with WhiCh legitimatelk belongs,
and selected .for 'peculiar and-oppressive
burdens. 'We submit, that, if larger..rev
,i3nue is needed than can ~be realized front
Ithe Proposed tics "upon luxurles, the drifi
- elm"; should:be , so adjusted` that .each de
,partment • of tuanutacturing enterprises
should bear its fair and' equitable propur
tiom: and we , Am - 111d- respectfully: suggest
that, insuchlt contingency,. an ad pralarma
,properly, 'distributed, would be More
'easily and ' econonfically"•collected Ethan a
specific tax. ` 2 lii the case of oil, it iNeould re
move the :necessity of inspactom and „tire
, complicated machinery of the boniledware
r'house system,' with' its expensive outlays,
:Whack-impose so hiliwy a burden. upon,A,Ts,
pontributisg, anything whatever-to the
revenue of the. Governinent, the :entire
amount going to the army of its - officials
,arid , entplayes. :It would . ' also ules° the
tloor, to,the fraudulent evasion of the law
which has" now beCOMQ so okurrion,' and
tiS'We:believe,•l:* far mdse equitable,
Taud .thereibra, more satisfactory thou.:tile
system which now obtains, • -„;
• commira.T.' '
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W. C. Rit , ts'burgh-.4ames, ,A.
Hutchirison, Charles Lockhart, - David Kirk,
T. W. ,Davis, W. H. Edgerton, ft: , S. 'Wa
ring, aohit Fisher, IL M. Long -, BoSton
—Satrtuel• liowner, James Adams, Ch. cu.
barter. - Toth:ileum Center, Rah-
Crank 'Pa , O. "-Fisher: ' Weit.Vir
Jackson, sTr.,,H.
Heilry' W, Sp
Bair), , 'Grisoont, Dittnel iller, rJr
N ew-Xo*—rgßsiablkilleY,4iT. 4 A,NFioices,
..g e bfose I§norre,rTh,lert,M l lir,..lli3rzrt„
1 _ 7 -111 e, e..5.416iti0p or quitatitssln; th, 1 .„, ) , 1 '
otht•fit'Et:Totds.on'satilietay. night, has .
Talpeinitineiciuelv;atteridtidAt i fi r iZ i '• 1—
, 1 ,,, i bare ~T , •
►greeniuwerouelyzattendtidTt;han-eriq, shim
fiStl Y aroTliiis.4' luMedabo utuue
au - •
6 p l an . fr i dn i h rei tid . ani ,.,.,-- preseat.
duced himself eleven pounds, - " 3311123P Le*