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, -Naturalization Treaty Ratified ' vis, Dijon, Hendrick* - McCreery, Norton;
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, . oattooF_cootested Seat f rom .. p07f...TH,.9'...4k..., M. _ . ~. :Mesilig.Oihiiietand CiaibeitilrAiviii,had-.
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PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE:- C By.'re .'rashe, to the patshurgh Gurette.]_ . 1. • The Chair ap — inted as Coninnttee
- FORTIETH CONGRESS arams
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....., of Conference on the part of the ,Senate on.
.41P ' ' NIT ABIII NGT ON, March 26 1868. --....--,, 1 •
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- . . _ . - .• ~.the tax %exemption bill, Meagre - Sliernuin,
Appropriation Bill in the Senate ~ NATI:JLALIZATION TREATY RATrrIED.' p ro te s t_ fr o m ifietitef e ky -, 4f..12,i,;-
iiiii4. o E Williams and,Morgan.. '
..-Bills Passed Finally in the. The Senate te-day ratified the treaty be- rure—Tife President's Vet`o-'--.liii''• 'At 4 : 30 4lieSeindste' Otibli/ik - d- 11 ,-. j 'J
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to the United States and the North Ger-
Houie;-Resolutions Rescinded. •;' diciary
_Bill Passed Over the i ; ; . - • . ---*•:_---- - ; .-
. man confederation, providing for free cml- 'Veto „.,,_ -.-- , ~ - ' ' HOUSE OF REPRESENTA.TIVES
[Special Dlvatch to the Ptttsurgh Gazette.) - • •111 ':Hair: . Sitiiittettriiier - ; ' `; " '' •
1868 . x i gration, and that .naturalization changes , The SPEAXIiIft - T4inoplipt)itthe• first busi-
HAM:tiara:RG -1 , March 0 6, . ence on the Manufactu
I...nationalitv. 'The vot€ was twenty-nine ' ~.., ,' I ness. in order .iiitia;.tiii. - .joint resolution to
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ailtinst eight. The- treat was slightly Tai Bill--llill for , the . AdlitiSo. 1 :::
_. . - . reginatetho:,tariff *for.rfreights;llind passen !)
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The Senafe Oecripied all Morning with the amended, but - not in any important particu- , sion of Alabama DiscuSsed in • gera:Cin the Hnion and-Central Pactfie Rail- -
appropriation' bill, which is passing' as it . lar. -The,ground of opposition was that. the ! the Hous '
- e—Pacific Railways. Oro , the question being on th© previous
came from Committee of the Whole.. •• - - North German Confederation might, actor& - ..nY TeleiratVto.tke,*ltt4lUrgh Gazette. Igptd:ttittn on a prior motion to refer to Com
• i - • - rniitteeson Phallic Railroad.
At the afternoon session the Appropria- ing .to the. Provisions,interfere witif - eini- . WAsitliterrox, March 26, 1868. : . I . After debate, the precious 'gnostical was
tion bill passed two readings prettty nearly irrants.before thee full time of naturalization . SENATE; .., i-itistained by a vote of SixtY-three against
as, came:.frOin" the ' Committee of the expired; - as .:11istria did in the Koszta ease. The CHAIR iintornittedn protest from the 11x1 3, --se v e n• -. . I
• -' Attersome aiseriaatineCliWAsllßUßNE
Wh01e . ..: John Burns, of Gettysburg, gets • . aussit.tx TREATY. ...
Legislature of Kentucky against the 'Wrong_
, Illinois, said hii - Wislie - dib' submit a pro"
two, hundred dollars; • • . The House . Committee on Foreign Affairs done to the State bifeikeluding its Repre- .- osition which was this: that it should be
tipsottrTiox RESCINDED. . will, it is ssid,.when the impeachment trial j sentatives frian the House, denouncing it as --insideredn test vote, and those who vote
,ver, report in favor of art appropriation
'ine Senate rescinded hir:LOWTy's resolu- unconstitutional A:c Referred to the Jo- i r•referenee should b e-co o nsidered, a s
. - - 'for.the purchase,of the Russian territory in ~ - i.faVor of the •1 3 „ . aelti ,c- . ,tail_ati ~ Company
tion of 'Friday relative to. the Philadelphia I accordanee with the-terins of th t 't '
e rea s . diciar3--Conunitt'oe,".
• : •, - '',..- ...maintaining their exorbitant charges. The
Midges and pardoning. power. - - Also, a memorial from the Constitutional I latter Dart of the. sentence was almost la- .
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—..... Convention of South Carolina, praying for I 'audible on account. of calls to order.
.. . . .. I The President has sent to the .qnate the
. 1101_1SE OFREPRESENTATIVES. _ ' following nominations : Alfred Allen, Con- I the removal of Political disabilities from 1:,. 4 4,1,,% P ,P1 C ! . . 4
"S motion to , refer to Commit-
Mr. LINToN, - - . .0f Cambria, introduced a sul at Foo l Chow; ES. Dundy, Judge of i several persons named. Referred : - V ` e °'-'"i " a4 l l c-1.- ,-A i l T illa g r !' e ! l- P'. -- 3° 4l '".
District Court• Neb s ' •Richard F • I' . -
, - ra. ka, F. Mil- . eighty-three, nays forty-nbie.
bill incorporating the Johnstown Farmers,",; Mr. CHANDLER , reported favorably, ' l' . :f —Mess Ames „And rson Archer,
, ca . . TS., P , .
- 1 ler, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, . • .
Meelemies •ind . Laborers Co.operative As . . , Idaho. . •• - . from the Committee on CVmmeree, a bill to - 1 - Ashley, (Nevada,) 'Ashley, (0.0 Axtell,
iietiatlort. •; . CONTESTED SEAT CASE. ' i prevent and punish frauds on the revenue, i - Baldwin, Banks, • "Beaman, Breek, Benja
. . .. _ —•-• I - -- -twell, Broomall, Buck-
a:wir_llLV - P..,O , C . TA3CK. M.
' ItILL. 4 PPASSED 'FIN - ALLY. • -
Senate supplement_ relating to insurance
companies, whichapplicti,'t6•• the supple
ment of April 27th, 1867, to life and accident
House billrequiring the' State Treasurer 1
.to•refuns one per cent. tax paid by banks !
under 'the act of February 23d, 1866, de
dared • unconstitutional -by the Supreme
- House supplement to the Militia law of
188.1; revisintthe system, passed on second
reading: 'eft -provides, among other things,
that persons may purchase exemption, ex-_,
cept in case of invasion or insurrection,
the payment of ruilannual tax of one dollar,
to form-conntybrigade_furids, andmembers
of military Organizations to be paid twelve
dollars per year.
The bill fixing ; the number: and pay,of
Legislative efficers passed second reading.
The Chief Clerlisnre to. receive 141,500, As
sistant Clerisll,2oo; Transcribing Clerks
VOO, and all other officers, except pages,
4 4601): The amsting and folding to be con
Senate bill _extending mechanics lien law
to improvetnents of machinery; tanks and
ftitures of oil refineries, amended by, leav
ing it Optionnl with stockholders of compa
nies,to adopt the law.
o Y uso • "appropriating
the Penn treaty - rritintt
went, Philadelphia. -
Repealing that provision in the act of
March 27 h,=1865, relating to.proceedings in
patt.ition, which requires monies arising,
froarrotaleslo be paid into. Court.: -
Fnabling insurance companies to trans
.actinisiness-in other States.' -
Supplement to nineteenth section of act
of April. 16th, 1838, relating to opening of
private underground _roads to mines and
other placeS, extending the same to opening
of air courses to coal mines. „.
Bill requiring „Courts to forfeit licenses of
persons'coniiete'd Of Wilftilly selling liquor,
to minors, to knownjateinperate persons,
and on Sunday. Discussed for- two hours
and pas..sedthe first reading.
LIABILITIES OF WAIL:RCrAD COMPANIEI3.
'The Taiectal i tirder,for the evening session
,Senate bill defining the liabilities
_of,lP.ailroad companies. It passed to a
BOcond 'reeding, and was amended by in
creasing the liability for personal injury to
three thousand dollars and allowing parties
insured 'by, Railroad Companies to apply for
damageti . auder the second section.
CAvil 'Progressitg--Forced Loan
(By Telegraph to Pittsburgh Gazette ]
MAZittAir, March 15th, via SAX. FnA:4-
'etito, March 25.— : The civil war continues,
and grows more and mom complicated.
The revolutionists are gaining ground and
Martinez is" complete master of the situa
forced loan of e 40,000 Nil's made on
merehants last week. Spaniards, Germans
anilMexicans refused to pay and were iin
prisonecl: - After. ,=three days in jaill
they applied to the American Con
:1 Ka for 'relief, bat Martinez inform-
ed 4heY. ° would , hat.e either: to
-pay or undergo imprisonment. ' The par:
, ties paid in the presence of tho Consul and
u der -protest: - - Martinez - received; 'official
bistrudtions.froirc.PieSidont .TUarez to-irive
tip his cominand, and no longer exercise
his usurped authority; also to present him
self and hischiefs, in pctrson, at the seat of
Governrrient. This lkrtinez refuses to do.
„_.The Government has determined to sus
tlint Goveritoißtibi; and has ordered rola
: -forcements to be sent to him. Meantime
Martinez is said to be making a treaty often-
Give and defthisive with Generals Lesea, of
Jalisco, and Borego, of Durango, two. of the
Most famous revolutionists in Mexico.
fUnited States Consul Elmer, at Elpaz has
.I.4nelved an official communication from
President juarez ; granting ; the • United
States a coal depot at Pichelenge, a splendid
futibor adjoining that place, free of - all im
ports and duty whatever. The new Exocu
i tive of. Lower California,. Governor Gallon,
. 1 1 proi - es himself a strong advocate of Ameri
can inters!' • ' -;
Heavy liaittsElsied in the Ohlii - -Suivide.
—Car'relegraptt to the Pittsburgh Gszotte.l—
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CnICI - NNATI,,March 26.—The heavy rain
of `ye s and .to is general and un
eitatett at rut ght. Reports receiVidherii
:state that .t iami and other .streams
emptying: into the Ohio:have overflowed
their banks, and, great destrtictionlo,prop
ertY nilottind• Th 6 Ohiois rising, rap"
1, nil Shotwell recently . frottOfem-
Phis, attempted suicide yesterday even
oy _shooting' himself, the ball entering his.
left breast.. The vrouna Nvill:proh4hiy prove
The COminittee on Elections yeiterday
heard the argument of MeGroty ' Gentile,
who contests the seat of Hooper, Mormon,
and to4lay the'COthmittee heard the- reply.
of Hooper.: The Committee it is supposed
will take a definite action to-morrow._
BRIEF, TTIT GRAMS
—ln theease'of Gov. Baker, at _New Or
leans, charged with perjury, , the defense
closed their 'evidence yesterday; and asked
his discharge. Commissioner Shannon
stated. he should adjourn the - Cofirt until
Wednesday next, when it would
be -opened- for rebutting testimony
on the:: part =of the United .States.
Connsel for defense demurred, ,
ground that- further delay - would result in
prejudice to the State, and preferred - at once
that the case be sent before the Districti
Court, - which reference was, given• to the
case, and the investigation ended.
—The 'rnion Pacific Railroad Board of
Directors made the location of the Council
Bluffs Union Pacific Railroad bridge across
the Missouri River yesterday. - The action
is final. Council Bluffs secures the passen
o•er and -freight transfers and depot bttild-',
'rigs within her corporate limits. , The eiti--
zens are jubilant over the event. - •
—At a meeting of the New York Cham
ber of Commerce yesterday ; a memorial to
the Legislature was unanimously adopted;
Urging the adoption of measures-to prevent
the consolidation of the -management of
railroads leading to that city from the West
In the hands of a testrietivemonopolY. • •
TheDistrict . COUrfrit'Nesit" Orleans has
! decided that the sign.ature of Gov. Flanders'
I to _an act passed by the Legislature while
Wells was GovernOr, and not - signed by,
Wells,'is a constitutional approval by the
executive, and the actis a law.
—The Hope Insurance Company, embez
zling controversy at Louisville was con
cluded yesterday by the discharge of D. G.
Bly, the-Secretary, and John •W. Arnold,.
who charged each other with unlawfully
appropriating moneys of the. Company.
—Judge McCann of the Superior Court
of New York has :enjoined the Union Pa.;
per Collar Company against bringing suits
to recover royalty on the manufacture and
sale of paper collars, or interfering in any
way with that trade.
—A new Fenian movement has been in
augurated by the Circle at Nashville, Tenn.
It is prciposed to hold a Convention in May
and to secure pledges of five hundred thou
sand before another
.movement is made on
—lt is again said that Captain Deasy, an
nounced rearrested in -England, is in the
United States, and has just completed a
tour of the country on behalf of the Savage
wing of the Fenian Brotherhood.
—The Internal Res'entie officers of New
York have seized four hundred and eighty
orie bales Alabama cotton here on suspicion
that it was removed from that State on
fraudulent permits.. i L.
=Henry Lewis„ W. J.I Howard and a
woman were arrested at Portland, Me., on
ThUrday, charged with robbing Adams Ex
—judge Harrison, of the Superior Court,
at Nashville, Tenn., was thrown from a
buggy Thursday evening, and his right
ankle fractured., .
—The Presbyterian Synod of Kentucky
has been in session for- two days at Louis
ville, but has transacted no business of im
B. Rodgers's-paper mill in Chem
vine, .Conn. -was destroyed by fire on Wed
nesday night. LosS, $50 : 000r insurance,
—The. receipts of Customs at New York
on were seven hundred thousand
- dollars in gold. • '
—lt is thonghtthe United States Supreme
Court will restore Mr..pradly 'to the Wash
MeLean k Monahan's liquor store at
Mein his, Tenn:, was burned on Thursday.
—The steamship. Nova Scotia; :from Liv
'erpool on the'l2th, arrived at Portland yes
terday. • • ,
--..Baltimoreansom Thursday, celebrated
the arrival at that port of the new Bremen
have resolved to 'ask an advance. in their
Wages. • .
—Tile Arkansas Constitution. L9_ropprted
defeated_by about seven thousand votes.
—Fifty thousand dollars were stolen from
the Canal Bank at Now Orleans, yesterda.Y.
—The clergy of Havana refuse to conies&
patients who inhabit confiscated convents.
—Gendral Buchanan has assumed com
mand of the Fifth Military District, 1.
• Foreiga Markets, by Cable.
EST Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gafette4 -
closed ate3a93% . ; ..Five-Tvronties, 72a72%;
Erie, 45 %; 1/lino's Contra', 89%.
FRANKFORT March 26.--Evening—Five-
Twenties closed. at 75a75,4. 1 .
`closed at thefollowing quotations; Middling
uplands to arrive, 10V 4 d; to arrivp, /o%dt
Orleans 10%d;-Sales of 12,00 G-bales: Bread
stuffs closes strong; Cora, 4504 Wheat, 14s.
10d. for California whitcyand 14s.'10d. - for
No. 2 red western; :Barley, ss. ad.; °ate, 4 / 1 ;
2d.; P eng , 46#. ed.; Flour, 375. - Provisions
LoNrioAT•lrea' 2( ‘ — Evening--The bullion
of,the,ltardc ttf.England increased during
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PITISREIRkTIT. 1111 1 / 4 1: 1V( AEC. 27 1868
and for otluir purposes. lieferredtoiii;ri min Bingham, lioutwell, ;Broomall, Buci,
Committee on Finance. .f.-- - -1' land Cary, -Churchill,' Muller,/ Clark,
Mr.-SHERNAAN-reptirted favoralilY, freitilk(Kan.,) eovodp, Dawes, Dixon; Dodge,
the Committee on Finance, a bill to refund , Eliot, Farnsworth, Ferri::; Ferry, Field,
certainditties paid under, protest: ' .. 1 Goloday, Gravely ! Griswold, Hight', Hill,
Mr. _TRUMBULL introduced a bill h re- : 1100 Peri Hotelikiss, Hubbard, (Conn.,)
lotion te.the quillifieliticin of jurors, wMeii; Huriburd. (N. Y.,) Jenckes. Johnson, Kel
he asked to have plaeed of the Calendar, as ly. Ketchum; Knott, Loftin, Lincoln, Loan.
it had already been considered by, the Ju- 1 Mali McClurg, '3fcf;ormick, Miller,
dieiary COmmittee. - • .. I Motire, Morrill, Mungen,3lvc.rs, Newcomb,
On motion of Mr.. SUMNI:II,. at Lt.2.1..-e„.... Nieliolson,o'.).Teil, Perham:Phelps, Plants,
3h:the Semiteivent into executive session:', Poland, Palesly, 4Ponieroy, -Price, Pruyn,
. - Rutin, Itc,bertson, Boss Smith, Stevens,
'ME l ' ."-'l' 1.13.( ''. MY-SSA !! ; * ~. . ',
N. H.,) Steveris,•(Pa4) ?Trimble; (Tenn.,)
At half-past one the Semite rea m e d leg-
risible, (ii.y.,) Twitehell, - Upson. Van
islative- business amt took up the P.resz- Iforn, "M 0..)
Van ITrninp, AN asliburne,
dent's veto.. ' . . (Mass.,) Welker, Williams, (Pa.;) Wilson,
Mr. HENDItICKS eentended that the aet . (lll.,) Wilson: (0.,) 'Wilson,. (Pal - ,) and
of ISO 7 gave any citizen the right of hoecoa ! Woodbridge.
carpitA _wlien restrained of his' liberty in y oys _sl e „i mrs . o a ii e y, • tinker, il ar n e ,
violation of the Constitution or - treaties of Beatty, Brownell, Burr, Cook;• 'Call urn.
the United States. This vetoed bill repealed 1 Fox, Getz, Glossbrenner, llalsev, Holman,
thatlitoitisfon.' -• Could' Scimitars , reconcile i Hopkins, Hubbard, (IV. Va.) limiter, Li
the qePr i r aiin ef4h6-4ight of appeal witill, gorsoll, Judd, ' Julian, Kelsey, - Kerr,
•thep_rineiples of Jaw and lustice: i Koontz, Lawrence, (0.) Loughridge, May
- Here.theinternat (ilt bfil came front the . nival, -Mercur- Mullins,' Niblaek, Oral,-
House, and, on.Motton of Mr. SLIF:RMAN, , p a i ne ,..pik e , s awver ., .sba n k. 3 ,.. sii greaves ,
the - Senate nonebneurred in the House! Spalding, Stone, 'tabor, Taylor. Taffee, Vim
amendments and ordered a Committee 24 - 0 f..: Auken, Van Horn, (N. Y.) 'Ward, Wash-
Conference.. borne, (Wis..) NVashburne,,(lll.) IVindorn,'
Mr. lIENDItICKS reSiinied, - und 'reciting ' Wood and AN oislward.
the - MeXialle ease, which had been brought Before taking a vote the rule fOrl)idiling,
,directly within the law of 18i7.', said if lie members to vote en matters in' which they
'(Mr. Ilendrieks) had occasion to go South, , ', aye persona l. interest was • read - at ,the re
and expressed himself in . hostility to the i quest of Mr. llohnan. - - ' .
policy- of CongrcSs, would the Senators, if ; Mr. NVASIIIII.7BNE, Illinois, called iip a
he were arrested by the military authorities I motion,_made 26th of- - February, by. Mr.
and appealed to the Supreme Court, say ' Washinrne, WisecinSin, to reconsider the
should be pent lawk to his dungeon ? 3 V l * - i „vete by which a letter from the Secretary of
was it they were not wllliag.44list- the Sit- i the Treasury, relative to the I7nion Pacific
preme Court should.pass upon theirleWsr- } - was ordered- united.`
adieu?: Maretluist half the ,petllWorliwt , , - ...Thic -- - vb. - ipt J.
United States had expremed their opinion ' m r . r sswoRTK-front ,ii,oliiiAr
against the constitutionality of their legis- . lion Committee; reported back .the •bill to
lotion, vet they talked about aill the ro- admit Alabama to representation in Con
ple of the United States." They had e' 4. grems, a' follows:
tablished a system of despotism in the AVIIIMEAS. The people of Alabama, in
South more odious than that of Ilaynan. pursuance of the provisions. of :in act of
When. Senators denied the constitutional Congress, entitled "an net for the more EC
right of trial by jury, and made law pm- , cient government'of the rebel States," pass
viding for trial by military tribunal, was it ! cd Mardi ci. 1867, and the acts supplemen:
not of necessity a case for the Supreme ' tars thereto. have framed a Constitution or
Court to decide winch was law? It Wati an State government, which is republican in
effort to strike down the judiciary, as the form; and - whereas, at an election com-
Executive had been stricken down during meoeing the 4th day of February, ISOB, a
the last year. Ito that, find till the power large majority of the legal voters of said
of the country was in the, hands of one do - '. State, voting at said election, voted for the
partment of the Giivernnient. Ono depart- adoption of said constitution; there ore,
meet should be ii`cluvk upon another with- - lie it cnorted,• That said State of Alabama
in the sphere of the Constitution. I • shall be entitled to •representation in Ccm-
Mr. STEWART said it appeared the : gross as. soon as tin' I.egislature of said
rights of man were very much ,involved in `State,, the members of winch were -elected
this hill, though the appeal to the-Supreme . 1
- at the election mentioned in the preamble
Court- had been dispensed with for three or this bill, shall have duly ratified the
quarters of a•contury, until last year. Mc- amendments to the Constitution - of the
Amite haying committed au offence, taken United : States proixsaed by the Thirty-ninth
cognizanre of by .the military nu - Congress, anti.known as article fourteenth.
thorities, was arrested, • tried and al- Six. 11. That it shall 'be the duty of the
lowed to go on hail„ and he certainly was I commanding General of the military &s
-not, therefore, - Ifilairitig under - very great triet in which Alabama iainehicled to notify
disabilities. Ile (Mr. Stewart) had in that the members of the Legislature of saint
view mule reference to the Supreme Court State, chosen at the election hold in Febru
bell* overburdened with business. It was •
, !ley 1868, to assemble at the capital of. said
aslimell beyond that Court tel hinder Ho-- • State within thirty days after the pilitsage
Ctm.struction as it was beyond the power of ,if this act.
the litunblest individual. Therefore, they : SEC. 3. That the said -State of Alabama
were not afraid of the S, . Supremo Court. The shall be admitted to - representation in Con
presumption `tins the 'Supreme Court will grew... 4, and shall -be recognized tis a State,
obey the law, which was clearly on the side only on the following- fundamental condi
of Congress..- tions: That the .Constitution of Alabama
Mr. HOWARD asked what the charge- shall never be so amended as to deprive
against MeArdle had been. '• . - • • - . any citizens or class of citizens of the
United States of the right .to vote
Mr. JOHNSON .said the proceeding was
on four grounds, disturbing the public by .the. Constitution., herein recognized;
pence, inciting insurrection, libelling a p ar shall be :to change as to allow any per-
General of the; army; and obstructing the son to vote,who is excluded from office by
reconstruction acts. , the fourteentiferttele of.the aniendment of
Mr. STENVART asked why, if the Su- the Constitution cif the United States until
preme Court had jurisdiction over recon- the disabilities imposed shhillave been re
struction, and the power to declare war had moved in ithe manner therein provided,
ceased, it did not exercise it? - • • ' ' . and. Congress shall have power to annul any
Mr. JOHNSON said the Constitution pro- - amendment .to the Constitution of Alabama,
ruled habeas nor pew should not be suspend-
or- any -act' of the Legislature of said State
ed. in- time - ape:tee. ! The, Supreme Cburt
contrary to the provisions of this section.
had decided in the ,ifilligan case that mill- I Mr. FARNSWORM addressed the Houie
tarY'eelfris eduld try no eivillaniwhen peace in stipport of the -bill. Official returns
prevailed in the United States. -• •• showed that seven thousand white men had
Mr. TRUMBULL believed the,law of I voted for theadoption of the Constitution in
:1867 ,W11. , 1 passed chiefly for the protction of 1 A l a b ama . carer, twenty,...thousandt White
colored Citizens in the South front oPPres = men in Alabama were members of the
shin.. - . , Union League. i
. Mr. WILLIAMS, Put., asked how the fact'
Mr. JOILISON replied it was compre
of seven thousand white men having voted
liensive in eharaeter and covered all such
for the Constitution had been ascertained?
cases. ' Heeiitortained no doubt that in the
opinion of the Supreme Court the case was .. Mr.FARNSWORTH replied that at many
before them under the; act of, JBO7. He ,had- polls the officers of the election, marked the
confidence in the ability - of the ChiefJust l 92 lvotes.of colored men and those of white
wholie thought had made. that point clear. Men. • • -
He regretted the passage of the bill without • Mr. KERR asked whether the result had
without sufficient knowledge on the part of been reported in accordakee With any laws?
Senators, who, if they had understood it,. - Mr. FARNSWORTH: said the 'fact had
would.' lasso, . . opposed it. 'Eulogizing , the not been returned by General' Meade, and
Supreme Court, he said that tribunal must he did" ot know that any law required it:
hold to' its authoritYtoabeidenpciti the con. Mr. SPALDING:offered •a , substitute- to
stitutiOnality of laws or prove recreant - to the bill introduced - in' the . Senate by Mr.'
their trust. - - If- - Congress were 'left totally Stewart. -„, .: .• - , • • -
unrestricted, despotism would certainly re- Mr. BINGHAM moved to amend by
Suit." • '- .- • striking outithe,third section. ....
. . ,
SAUSBl_TRY:remerked. , .th . at Con, Mr. 'KELLEY spoke hi 'faVor of the bill.
gress„ to reach one solitary, case, were seek- In the ,name of the_ Republicans he asked
ing to repeal the inestimable privilege .of Congress to admit Alabama, and proclaim
habeas -- corpus. ' If - -Corigiesslnalsted-On to every - refractOry.Stitto in .the South, and,
keeping theleaddri'cloitd;Of-deSpotisin over to every timid Union man,:that,byery State
the South; the high...eourt • - of the people that will bring a Constittition providing, as
wPrild in Noveiriber.seeisidets verdict, ...._ that of s Alabama 014 for-Abe : right:of every
• Mr. 13AXARD 'said - the bill if" mile& man 'tb licild . 'eflied, to vbte'.'-' and' exercise
woold'ilizinothinglii*Anttakiip',OUtlexis.. other politic rights, minim; admitted, even
ing nights of American citizens. He t ho 'IU the ' terier, • and' threats: of- clandestine
ever, had- • rne"l - ope it wouldi be 'c w-
considered i t yriehing and hanging miy havokept some
without reference- to porty,,:,.-- s : . -.
rom t h e ppoolls.
Mr. SIIOICALEW. spoke in opposition to • Mr, STEVENS, "1"u.,, offered an amend
tiie billi and:lnlPlored.the -party .-in,r. power moot providing that the ..right of ~suffrage
not tolay,saorlltglous 'hands on the temple shell notbe denloitio ' any State' exCept ;for
o fi l uitj e , B ,-, ~,-
~ . ''.: -, s '' • • ~.-,..,- .. r_. (-„,:,,-.;;- -.-,:. . . treason, felony, or other,exime infamous at
~Thebill -passed (Mitt'. the Veto-: by the fol , coriutiOrfleW," but suffrage • ahall'be'fOrever
lowing vote. ~ , , , , _
.._. ,••• - : 1 / 4 :universal 1441x:aptg#4 4 4,and, , :that Congress
"Yearg-Messiii:„CarinYritin;---CattOtOdtOiOd - : °ha ll hav ( C - PowPr to 'annul any net of Ala.:,
ler, Cole,' Oenkliiig;.Cingle,!...-gthrezdtt,ifer.; bikini in vicatititeibi.:dificigatien'ef acts with
!7, - ' • • Prelinghttrien, :--.ltiii '2,MeridersOni regard 4o s onffilige;:andqliat. lif case of ''._ the
nolvistAißoFe! - _ - A,k 3 loou V- rier4ll , ;,(Ml.), ,Letblattro..reucing. suffrage „beloa , '- the..
Merrin;:g t rg 3 4"M„. 4 : ' i t, Ov tittirsOlS .130 4V 110 d rijbli.gbiekithitiontf,; . #
(N.. lii)i 0pi43 1 . -- •BitieWir, oas t , '.l3tewart, , into the.ll onidtallbentill and:vekd. ~... .-,7
tkunner. , :Tbayreiri -TiPttin, TratillOtilli - Van:" Mf. 4 I 2I ABN,SWIMXTH gaVelioti'ui that he
would' move the previous question . at half
past three o'clock to-morrow;, and ask a, ti
vote at half past four.
Mr:7 FAME. pr.efiented `.s 'metnorial. from
the Chamber of Commerce.. of Milwaukee,
:for reimbursement of e:wenditures on the
harbor of that city. Referred to the Com
; mitts:o on ComMerce.
Adjourned. ." •
amended was ordered to a , third.reading
and passed finally..: . • . /
—ln Common Council; Mr. Reynolds, of i
Lawrenceville, moved to concur. .• . , • ,
Mr. Robb, Sixth., ward,. moved that the .
ordinance be postponed until'neit meeting.
He had not . seen the act of Assembly . au
thorizing the loan, :, and thotight nothing
would be lost by postponement.. - . ' ,
, - Mr. Herron, Pitt township, said the mat
! ter had bee folly considered by the. Water '
I Committee, and passed upon. , Sufficient
• publication had been g iven, and it was s‘dm
pbrtant to the-outsidedistneti that imme
diate action be taken,. - .. urged
1- Mr. A. Scott, Lawrenceville, also '
immediate action. - The machinery of the
Water works was in bad.condition, and coo
i tracts lied been entered into on the strength.
1 of the act authorizing the loan. ' ,.
.. . :
Mr. Herron said there was great danger 3
even of the old districts of the • city 'being.
i left without water, in consequence of the ,-,':
condition of the wattT.WOOSS MitChal:el . T.
-,' Mr, Sires, Third - ward, - asked the -gentle- - _
1 Man from the Sixth. ward (Mr. ;Robb). to' ':
withdraw his motion for postponeinent. - ---,-- 1 . -.
i.. Mr: - fl'obhsaid he had no 'desire to be an
i obstacle. The .matter had probablyteen ,
considered by the`,,other branch, _ and he.
1 Would withdnrw his objection. ,
( Mr. Davis - objectitin to concurrence: - -. '-'
1 • Mr. ReeiLSeVentil*ard; called theyeas•
1" and nayS on the.motionAcieuncur, resulting.
I tot follows: • • . .
Ci , 1 '
t lens-Ablikorif Berger,' Boggi,' sken
t Carroll, Daub, - fridati.Titzsitturionic Ger, ,'. •-:
ner, Hemphill,. Herron, House, - ,Jer tu.,,
Kremer;, IllOwhinneY, Meyer, 'Meer' ea
1 Paler;Reell; -Reynolds; Roswell;`. l -' l '; •
! 'Scott, A., Scott, J. R.; Sims, Torley, - Wel-,;.., -".-
I don, Welsh, Zern, and. President Tomlin •
soti= - 30. '- - • " - • - ' ' -.- I . '-'
! Nay.sßatchelor; Davis and'TerrenaL-.3: .:,..:"...: -
1 On motion of Mr. Ogden, the rules were :,,
t suspended, in order to allow the traitSacticin. , •
lof other business.' • - - •- .-- -•- • ' -' - - , . -
' Mr. Ogilensubmitted the followittg:; ~ ; .:•.- ,
Rewired, That our Senators and Repre-
sentatives be requested to oppose the pa's-
age of ',any bill relating td.the inspection of . .
salt in, the city , of Pittsburgh without first
submitting; the same to Councils. ; Adopted:,'.;
Mr. A. M. Brown• presented a . , petitio
from business Men on Fifth street, halving
Councils to pass an ordinance .;authorizing ,;
the widening of the sidewalksbn said street - - '
two feet on each side. ThotpetitiOn'was SC- - ;
cepted. •.. • • • :. -•-- .
Mr. A. M. Brown, submitted an ordi-
nonce providing for the widening of the side- ',-
walks on Fifth street, which provides .that
the vaults shall-not be extended beyond
the extended limits. ' - 1
Read three times and passed. -- ~ -
The President read an ordinance, author- -
izing the construction of aboard sidewalk
Special - Meeting--:The - Appropriation for from Hazelwood station en and Coa l. Railroad to the Squirell: . I
Roads—Survey Committee—The Water hill road. On motion passed to a second,
Extensten Bonds--Widenlng Sklewalks reading. ,• ' . - 1-...
'On Fifth Street—lllcholson Pavement on 1 Mr. A. M. Brown, a petition askuig the
Wood street, 43 - .
ti ordinance prohibitin - the l
griveg c of )f drays, ill
ys carts, and - other ve ides, ~
'A. specialnieeti 1,
,g of City Councils was from interrupting funeral processions. Laid
hold Thursday, at 2 o'clock, to consider the over. .
• Mr. Cochrane, a petition asking Councils
ordinanee defining the duties of the Survey to pass an ordinanceproviding for the pav-
Committee, adopted in Common Council at ing of Spring alley 'from' Bush to Morris
the - las, . meeting, and a Iresolution adopted i street. Referred to Street Committee to "
,g, an oE
'n Common Council at lastmeetin author-' rer lf rt an ordintmee..
- . all business . _,not otherwise noted C. C.
. tk.. , : '40.• - . 45 ..7. 1. itiaTY , gls....-4..,44-......4.,,, ri.,......,....: , , ,, f ,, , , 1 - ...5....5. -. )': -
j r 4 R4 3 / 4 1001" - f 4 1 5 4* .- ' - • ' .
vas laid over in'Select Council.and - 1401it- — - -- .
ter non-concurred in, for the reason that..
there was no Nppropriation 2.3.
1 S.elect Council. . ,
ldembers present—Messrs: V.II. Brown,
A.' M. Brown, Cochrane, GAM, Dickson, - 1
Dunn, Gross, Jones, Laufman, McClelland, I
McEwen, McKibben, Ogden, Rafferty, Ship- ,
ton, Tanner; Witinwright, and President
McAuley. _ .
AlsentMessrs. Coyle, Gallaher, Herd- '.
man, Kehew, Morrow, 'ltfcClintock, Phil-,
lips, Rees and White.
;I On motion of. Mr. Tanner,the reading of 1
the minutes was dispensed with,
The President' stated the - meeting had
been called at the instance 'of the Survey I
Conttuittee, and desired some member of
the Committee to state-the. object for which
it was called.
Mr. W. It. Brown, Chairman of the Water
Committee, said' that he had some impor
-1 tont business to present relative to the is
suing of bonds of. the Water Lean, the ordi
nance providing for the same having been
poStponed for further consideration at the
Mr. Gross, of the Committee on Surveys,
said that Committee had deemed it !nee
„essary to call a meeting of Councils in
order to have the resolution passed in Com
mon Council at, lost meeting, transferring
$9,000 from Appropriation No. 9 to No. 23;
in which S. C. non-concurred, so amended
as to meet the views of Select Council and
passed.: The Committee were desirous of
commencing the work allotted to them as .
scion as practicable, and could not proceed
until the appropriation was made, . and Ile,
therefore, moved the matter be taken up.
.The President then read the ordinance
and resolution referredito. •
Mr. Gross moved to. amend the second
section of the ordinance, which Makes the
decision of the Survey Committee final rel
ative to disputes about the grades and loca
tions of streets, by requiring them to re
port their decisions to Councils for approv
al. The amendment was adopted, and- the
ordinance as amended read three times and
,1 The resolution transferring. $9,000 from
appropriation 13 to Z, adopted. in C. C. at
last meeting, was then tak.en up.. • :
Mr. Gross said as the money was in
tended for the use of the Survey Commit
tee; and there belting no 'appropriation 23,
he would move to amend ,by adding the
words, "or to the Survey Committee;” af
ter the word twenty-three. 'The 'intend
ment was adopted.,
• Mr: Ogden then moved to amend by
making the amount $5,000 instead of $9,000.
'Mr. Gress said the Committee - had care
fully examined the matter:and were satis
fied that $9,000 would be barely. sufficient to
accomplish . the work to be done, and, ho
hoped Councils would not interfere. with
the well digested plans of the Committee by
adoptng the amendment.
Mr. Tanner. said he would favor the
amendment It he thought - the gentleman
had given the matter as careful considera
tion as the Councils had. and could -give.
plausible reasons for making the reduction,
otherwise he would have to vote ngainst it:
1 Mr. Ogden said. lie made "the motion on
general principles..,.. i. . .
Mr. A. M. - .Brown, thought the Commit
ten.thebestfjudges of' :the amount required
to accomplish the - work allotted tcrthem. -
and he Was not Ofritid of them squandering
the money, , - • • - - • . -
- . The amendment was not adopted .: . -
• - -The.reSolution, as amended by Mr. Gross,
passed thittlly... :.- •-,' • . .- ,-- -, ,' '' _ -
i • Mr--.W. R.. Brown called up the •-, ordl-,
nonce providing for the issuing.of bonds to
the • amount : of: - $250A100, of. the water: loan,
which ittbmittedot the" last fneetirig
and laid Overfor - farther COnslderation..
'.-- The PieSident read the•Ordhiance - of Whieh
we publishedan abittact inthoPrOceedirip
of last' meeting: :j -- " 1 '-- - - :.- ' -'' ' - '- ' -
-'-•• Mr. Rafferty. Moved to amend the second
section,:whiott fires the rate of haterest'at
" - six r.cent, - sot:4lB l .W rend seven percent.
Ado.ed.. ' • • ,• - - ..- -, • - •,..." - '4 ~ .i:- ~- , ..- • ,- t t
On motion of Mr. Brown, the 'oraimmce . as
[By Te!egroph to flu
, Rretplosn,.Va., March 213:—Di - th s e 'Con
vention to-day theCominittee on Loan for
expenses4eported that <Geneial Schofield
would seellutt"the meniberi of the epnven
tion were.paid to the fith of April, and that a
party had been found' ready to negotiate
the loan ordered b* the Convention: -
A proposition to disfranchise all who's - 0-
ted ler secession: cmididates, ite.; was de
featedhz,- a vote.of' thirty-two' to fifty-one:
Another Tr,oposition to disfranchise all
who were seces:sion Candidates, Or who
spoke Or wrote . for • rebellion, was
defeated, thirty-two to', fort; -eight. •The
,disfranchisement was. then in,
debnitel2.- postponed. Si xty-fite to seven
' Gen. Schofield to-dav Appointed Br
Burgio, of ; Petersburg; clayor of that city,
he former Mayor haying. resigned. •
JAC 1:,S0 March.46.—,Nothing : impertant
transpired in the Convention to-day. The
preliminary trial off' . Wills Gibbon, accused
,Captain Estelle , has occu
pied the Courtt - for the past two days, find is
not yet lclosed, all the evidence thus' far
pints to guilt. :The jail where the:accused
is 'confined, : is , guarded by United States
WILMINOTON, March 28.—The Radical
Convention at Ltunarton yesterday. nomi-.
nated 0. H. Dockery for Congress in this
• New Jersey Legislitare.
1 to Telegraph to the rittiburgh Gazette.)
Tii .Tom, March 26.--Al3lllhas been in
trodtieed into the lower house of the Legis
lature making' the punishment for murder
in, first - .degree hanging or imprisonment
for life, to
s he determined by the jury, as in
'}-Illinois and Minnesota.
' • • ,•••
Members present: Messrs'. A. H. Ahlhorn,
C. W. Batchelor, W. H. Berger, W. R.
Boggs; J. Caskey, D. W. C.' Carroll,
Daub, A. J. Davis, John Fitzsimmon.s,
Friday, G;Gerner, J. H. Hare. JaS. Hemp
hill, R. G. Herron, E. House, C. Jeremy,ll... ,
C. Kremer, Jas. .Mawhinney, H. Meyer,..,
W. J. Moorhead, J. B. Palmer, 'N. - P.-Reed;
S. W. Reynolds, R. Robbt T.. RoseNvell, A.
Scott, J.ll. Scott, D. Sims, J. J. Torley, - F: .;
Torrens, 3..,G. Weldon, T. W. Welsh, P.
Zern, W. A. Tomlinson, President: -
Absent: Messrs. ,Wm. " Barnhill, JOIM•
Barton, J. G. Beales, J. -M. Brush, C. A.
Dravo, J. H. Hillerman, G. F. McCleane, J.
Rebman; J. Verner, J. Vick.. ' •
The minutes of the previous meeting were
read by the Clerk, Mr. 11. .McMasters, and
President announced the speeial Meeting
had been called at ,the instance of. the Sur-'
vey and Water Committees. -
Mr. Terley;' Third` Ward, moved While
waiting for business from Select 'COuricil•
to act upon such matters as might be pra
', seated. Carried. ' •
Mr. Weldon, Third ward, presented a po
tion for about ono hundred and fifty feet,of.
water pipe on Mercer street between Web
ster and 'Whiteside's alloy; the" Street being
paved. and - the citizens residing thereon
very badly off for . water.: ,Referred to
Water Committee. ,
Also,aPetition froni Peter - Webb for sew
erpn Marion street, Eighth MITI. • Referred
to Street Committee, with powor•to,act.
Also, a conununication for the opening of.
Rose Street, in the • Seventh ward. -Re
ceived, and Street Committee, instructed to
report an ordinance. • -
Also, a petition of owners of property on.
Wood street, between Fifth and - Sixth,
street, for Nicolson pavement. Referred. to
Street Committee, with instructions to re:
port an ordinance.
An amendment, offered by Mr. Weldon,
to include the square between Sixth and
Liberty, street, was withdrawn. , -
Mr. A. Scott, Lawrenceville, presented.,
petition for , the grading of Garden alley;"
beWeen St . Mary's avenue and; Chestnut•
street, Lawrenceville. Referred' to. Com-,
mittee on• Streets.
Also, a resolution authorizing the Street
Commissioner, Mr. 'Hill, to tmllect wharf
age in Lawrencevi.Ue.. Adopted..
Mr. Ahlborn, a petition from Property .
holders for the grading and paving of' 'Fair
view alley, in Leech's plan of I.ots;Law
renceville. Referred to Street Committee:
Mr. Caskey presented`a petition for - the
opening . of Brewery- street, ghth 'ward,.
to .the river. Referred to Street COmmit
None of the businesi in COmmon Council.
was acted upon in. Select Council,'
Adjourned. - • • • _
Albany Cattle Madtei
lily Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.) • •
ALBANY, March 20.—The Supply of cattle
for the - week amounted to 400 ead, includ-
ing a few choice to extra; which were sold
as . high.' as $10,75, • and: about 1,000 good
butchering stock. .Tho., remainder were
of an inferior quality. The'dernand is cora
parativelv active, and sales Were made of
2,000 head at 141,50. Sheep aro in good:re- '
quest, at s7@9 with receipts of 13,600akead.
The supply of Bigs amounted to 5,000 - head,
and among the sales were 300 head -from
Chicago, averaging 235 pounds at. f 59,8714.
Nen-Orleaus Diagket: "
city Telegraph to the rutourgh Gazette.] •
- NEW 081. r. arts, March 28.-Cotton 'quiet
at 24a24X0 for. middling; Bales 20,000; re.
colpts 7,600; exixtria 3,88 'bales. - - Flour is
quiet at 510,62 for double extra Corn lain'
good denuandat 11411,02%. - Oats, at•-780T7e.
POik verydull at. 126,60., Unetignje4
with only tijobblng butanes& Lardat 1Y.31
alge. Gold 140. v ftterllngli23os3.`
York }:change premium.-