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33:131 Dal {:)11:4 Oil t DI
Approprialion Bill Reconsider.: ,
ed—Revised - System sof Collect I
ing Tax nother ,Free Rail
Road Bill limed in the Rouse
—Private B 114 Passed.
ISpeclal Dispatch to the rittsburalGtizette I
HAtuusnuan, March 31,1868:
The Approiriation hill recently defeated,
was reconsidered, and will
,come , up.for no
tion at an early day.
The Senate agreed to adjourn zinc die
April 14th.
_ The bill from the Civil - Code Commit*.
sioners revising the system of collecting
State, county, and 'township tates was dis
cussed till the hour of adjournment.
Mr. JENXS, of Jefferson, in view of the
fact that the Governor had vetoed the Free,
Railroad Law, read in place a new bill,
meeting the, objections of the Governor and
compromising'with the Senate- Passed
finally by a unanimous vote and sent to the
This bill requires ten thousand dollars
capital per :mile, six thousand dollars to
be subscribed,for every mile, and ten per
cent paid up befcire ix)mirencing operations.
It is left optional whether the books shall
be kept open till the full amount of capital
stock le subscribed. Companies are sub=
ject to the general railroad laW of 1849, and
roads must be commenced within two years
after filing the articles, and fifty milescom
pleted in five years thereafter. The capital
stock may be increaSed with the consent, of
stockholders.Ay up (m
at : of e hUndred per
cent of original capital. Companies may
be constructed, and roads may cross at grade
at the expense of the crossing road. No
streets orfilleys shall. be entered without
the consent of borengh or' city authorities:
The ,private calendar' to-day embraced
five hundred bills. The following passed
finally: - •
Repealing an act authofizing the election
of additional officers and alba:ging the man
ner of collecting taxes in North Fayette
township, Allegheny county. _ , •
r Relative to the House of Refuge or West
ern Pennsylvania, which imposes the
pense of keeping persons there On the
county frcirtiwhich , •theycome f : '•
Authorizing tie New - Castle Hall • and
Market Company tO boirow five thousand ,
dollars. • ' • • '
- Incorporating the borough of Ormsby,
Allegheny county.
•Relative to the aillection - of 5 State tax in
Butler borough; and authorizing the Court
of 4narter Sessions ti) appoint Street Su.
Perviscir in said liorougb: '
Supplement for-Pittsburgh; -Port Nam.
iand Chicago; Railroad Company, authoriz
.ing the building of connecting branches in
Allegheny., • - • •
IncorPorating the Uniontown and West
Incorporating the Stony . Creek. Railroad,.
Somerset county. .
Incorporating the Pittsburgh, McKees
port and Brownsville Railroad Company.
At the afternoon session - the SPEAKER
presented the joint resolutions of the Min
nesota Legislature favoring the transfer of
the Gettysburg'National Cemetery to the
General Government..
The joint resolution from the Senate to
adjourn mute die 14th was, postponed,
on ruption .of, Mr. ARXSTR.ONG, of Lan
caster, until`tfie . Senate returns the Appro
priation bill. • _
Estabitshirig 'a ferry over the'Youghiogh
enixiier Roston, Elizabeth township,
Allegheny county.'
Incorporating a company to erect a turn
pike from- West :Union, os - the -Virginia 1
State.raine, to West Alexander, Wsshing-
Establishing a ferry Over the Allegheny
from land of. John Remer, Madison town- I
ship, Arinstrong county.
Ere6ting an-independent school district 1
out i OfECarnbria inct Somerset- counties, to
be known as Point Ridge District.
Incorporating the Allegheny Grocery and
Provision Company.
Ai; the evening session the House passed
the Senate joint, resolutions , thanking Con
gress for impeaching AndreVi Johnsen and
endorsing E. 31. Stanton for resisting inva,
sion of his offide;by o:strict pait3i,Vate.
Mitiorlty Cpi'the Caniiittntion I,o49—Great
(By "Telegraph to the rftts urgh Gazette.]
Sr. _Lours, March2L—The DemoCiat has
asPecial from Little Rock, Arkansas, signed
Thomas. M. Bowen, President of the. Reco
nstruction Convention, which says: - Official
returns from the entire State give the Con
stitution sixteen hundred 'and' forty-nine
The Avcr2anche's Little Rock special this
evening says: Tbe Radicals claim the suc
cess of- the Constitution by 1,619. Heavy
f ra uds Are alleged, have been
practiced .by iegisters in'nearly every local
zty, and the commen belief is, the , ConstitU
tion has been defeated by seven thousand
;u 4 Returns - 'are suppressed by
r s some cams;
,The • result
can only lindetermiried by the official re
turns... The 4gislature is. elected without
opiposition. "It is not known if the mill
tarywill interfere. '..A greater maj ority
ed for the Constitution in his and
Jefferson cote ties than the entire' number.
` of registered-:voters.-The election lasted
seventeen days. Few whites voted for the')
Constitution.• ,The raajoytty for the Consti
tution in' tlais'oounty Was 3, 05 2 which is
t reater than the first registration, including
. ,
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English -Parliament Proceedings
--Tho War in:Paraguay—lrish
Church Establishment. •
(By Telegragb to the Pittsburgh Gazette.] • :
LONDON, March 30.-3fidafght.—ln the
How3io t of Lords this evening, Lord Mal
niesbttry disclaimed any intentionupon the.
part of the English Governinenfto interfere
In.the affairs of Paraguay,
In. the House- of Cornmons petitions in
favor of and against the Irish Chnrch es
tablishment were read.
. - Mr. - Gladstone' after calling:for - the read
ing of the acts of Parliament in relation to
the Irish Church, moved -that the House
proceed to corisicietthem: He declared the
' time had come when the Irish Church
'• should cease to exist as a State establish-
I ment. He would add no details of means
by which this was to be brought about; be
cause it was not the duty of the opposition
. to arrange them all. Proprietary rights'
Ishould be respected.. There should no
i longer be ,a salaried clergy paid by -the
State and',connected with the Church. A
Ifund for the benefit Of Ireland should be
created from balances of incomes of the
1 Chuxch. _• - ' .- • . • " k , . •
Mr. Gladstone proceeded to explain, that
the Liberal party • had not dealt with the
quelation; because it - had never before been
I presented to them in a concrete- shape' as
at the present time. Both parties; he . aid,
were excusable for neglecting the subject,
because the public sense had not before
been fully aroused in regard to it. He re
pelled the charge of apostacy which had
been made agtunst him. Speaking of meas
ures which should be adopted, • he regom
mended that the churches and parsonages
should be left to-the clergy, and those'who„
I chose to maintain them would . indemnify .
I the owners of the advowson. After further
I arguments, 'Arr. Gladstone closed with an
I appeal tOthe Bonne to 'take some definite
Lord Stanley replied, opposing, a. too has-
tY action in the matter saying ' the House I
should wait until the bommissiod on the I
Irish Church should make their report, and
concluded by moving his resolution, of
which he gave notice last Friday, that the
subjectb p e l ax ef i t itun ove e r nt f . or the consideration of
the next
Mr. Craineborne, the member from.
ford, moved a resolutionthat the principle .
i of disestablishing the Irish. Church be set-1
". tied now, and the details be left to the next I
' Parliament. The debate was adjourned. i
r A-bill abolishing flogging frithe arnfy has I
I passed the House of Commons. . ' I
LIVERPOOL, March 31—Evening—Cotton
is irregular, sometimes active and at othersi
quiet, closing firm and with an' advance of
1-16 d. under more favorable - trade reports;
sales of 1.8,000 bales half to arrive; mid
dling uplands in pcireat 11yally,d; to ar
rive, Orleans at 114a11.:Xd 4 . Manchester
market active bonyant. Breadstuffs—
Corn advanced - to 425. Wheat is steady at
16s. for white California; 14s. 4d.„ for red,
'astern."- - at ss. 43d. Qata-Agf-,44,aa:
Teas atelfis.l6o) AL E7k . 6.l'tPrOviSlons
--Beef at 1253. Pork at 795.. Lard - at 623.
Cheese at 54; Bacon at 445. Produce un
• Lompos,, March 31.—Ecening —Consols
93a93 1-8. 's 7 2o's 717-3.172. Erie 48 5-8. Il
linois Central 89 3-4. Atlantic it -Great'
Welern 31 1-4.
March 31. 71 -Evenin;:p--yonds
74 7-8, . -
ANTWERP,' March 31.—Evcning—Petro
leum firm at 44.1-2 franes.,,
—The heavy snow Nihich fell in the West
in the begining of last :week; interfered
with travel on the Pacific Railway. The
first through train from. Cheyenne since
Tuesday, arrived Monday morning. Sev
eral hundred pas-engers were snowed In
near Hillsdale, 25 miles east of Cheyenne
for sever#_drtys, and four or five hundred
Men had been employed in clearing the
road. There have been no mails from Salt
Lake since, the 19thult. At Denver, on the
26th, the snow was three feet deep.
—A Montreal, , Canada, dispatch says:
Garrisons 'are _under arms and volunteers
all over the country have received orders
to be ready. Greek fire was discovered in
the Irish part of Montreal, and the Govern
ment claims to have news of a Fenian
preparation at Buffalo and St. Albans.
The move is said . to be for the purpose of
pressing the conscription bill through Par
liament. ,
, .
—The Supreme Court of the United States
has decided the sale, under the ' Earneftt
mortgaga, under which the Milwaukee ik
Minnesota Railroad. Company succeed the
La' Crosse it' Milwaukee „Company, to be,
fradulent and void, and 'perpetually enjoins
that Company for intermedling with any
property rights or privlegvi purchased at
that sale.
merchant of Greenfield, Ind., named
J. J. Crider, was, robbed on. Monday at
Richniond,lndilma, of 815,000. Mr. Crider
was cn route to New York, and had his
money in a carpet bag, which WEIS stolen
from the car. . •
—Governor Fletcher, of Missouri, has
signed the Pacific Railroad bill, and the.
Company f it is•• underEitond, , will, accept it.
The bill provides for the sale of the road to
the present Company for five millions, of
dollars cash. : , ,
.—Rev. HenryC. Portter, son of the for
iner..Rishoplof 'remisylvania, has been ap.
pointed Reefer of Grace church; New - York,
with a house and live thousand dollars a
, -=Phe New An g land Methodist Confer
ence,.at the fieseion at Tkistori yesterday,
unanimously adopted a report in favor of
prohibiting the sale of liquor.
—The Philadelphia carpet weavers have
determined to demandhigher wages, and
to strike on Friday, if their demands are
not acceded to.
—At Urbana, - Ohlo,)fonday tight, burg
lars entered the store of Uandiff - bc Russell
and stole about one thousand dollars wort) ,
of silks. ' 4
—Gen. A. E. Burnside was in -Indian
apolis for several days recently, looking af
ter the interest of the new railroad froni
that city. •
—The "Maastichusetts Senate yesterday
failed to pass the bill abolishing the State
constabulary over the Gavernorrs veto.
--A man named 'Milton :Harrison was
killed in, a -saloon at Manchester, in SL
Louis counti, Mo., Monday night:
-:-;-/Theleaideuce of Judge Ellis Lewis, fn
Philadelphia, :was robbed on Monday wen-,
ing of 'tniver plate,
—Annie DlcliensOn lectured in Washing"
top, City_Monday emening4, : ;:"
—The.stilamer,Cimbila; froM Europe; ar
rived in New York Sreiterd4
~..atirigatton opened on the Delaware and
9ndeon.Cansu Oil Monday.
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General Hancock Aisumes Com
mand of the Atlantic DePart
-', Ment4L-Iteiignationd 'of :Alin*
Officers Supreme • C'olirt A
_Corp7 Case--
INCArdle Case Put -b er Till
Next Term.
(By Telegraph to the ,rlttabargh Gazette t)
WASHINGTON, march 31
January latliCextitict front Senate Journal; DEPARTMENT OF ATLANTIC—HANCOCK '- • ' •-- --- •
SUMDS COMMAND, , showing the act i on of the Senate tnereon;
Head? carters Military Division of At/untie. copy of Secretary Stanton's Commission
. Lincoln under .
Genera/ Order No. I.—ln compliance from President which onl ••
with General - Or
• der No. 17, dated
•". Mr. Wilson said, Mr..StantouclapaStp old
his office.
Headquarters .of the Army, Adjutant W. J. -- McDonald was: called and attested ,
General's - .office, Washington, City, .
C , the.notitlention or.the. President of the
March 2„8,. 1868, 'the iindersigneeherebv tion of Congre ss, and also attested Inc Bert
Nide of,the .reablution of non-concurrence,
assumes command of the military divis, , Prey
ion of the Atlantic, composed - ,of -the in the remove Of Mr. Stanton by the
Department of the Lakes, embracing the J. W. &mei, Deinity Marshal of the Su--
States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois,
and Wisconsin, the Department of the h
preme Court, was sworn. He testified he
ad known. General Lorenzo Thomas for
East, embracing•the New ..E111;140' States, six yearkiind had served - upon him the
New York,'New 'Jersey and•Peunsylvania,_
and the Department of Washington, eat ' :. -
surmnomi...OPtheDietriet - Srapreme-Xourt
cintlietihrt ofFehrtiary,: abent Retterro!CloCk
bracing the Distririct of Columbia, Mary
land and Delaware,- excepting the posit of at night, dud made return, which was read..
The resolution ".of the Senate that the
Fort Delaware, attached to the Department
of the East: The Headquarters are estab- President had no power to remove Mr.
Stanton was then road. • .
;fished at Washington, D. C. . - " E. E., ,- Creer_sri... an-- appointment clerk in
[Signed].- HAiscood
--•- ' the Treasury - Department, was sworn. He
[Official.] Maj. Gen. Commanding. I testified to the form of appointment used
DMIGNATION OF ARMY- OFFICEDS. in the Department prior to March, 1867..
• ~ T be,resignation of the following officers Senators complained of not hearing and
of the regular army have been- accepted by Mr. BUTLER offered to repeat what wit
the President : 'Lieut. Col. F. Townsend; !less.
9th United States Infantry, Brevet Brig. Mr. EVAIiTS' said he preferred to hear
General United States Army; Capt. James " the witness himself.
P. Brownlimr, Bth United . States: Cavalry; . Mr. STAIIBERY inquired what was the
Capt. Jno. P. Macy, 10th 'United States In, . objeet of the testimonY7 . •
centre; 'First:.,Lieut. Louis H. 'nee, ' fir` . BUTLER replied it was to show that
United States Artillery; FirSt Lieut. David after the pstasage of the Tenure-of-otlace act
J. Scott,loth United States Infantry; First the - President signed a different form of
I.,ieut. Egbqrt Alcott,th United States In- Commission, made in accordance with said
fantry; Second Lieut. Win. A. Clark, 30th f act, thereby recognizing its binding force
United States Infantry; Second Lieut. Por- .
legality, • • -
ter ;HedenS, Bth United States Cavalry; i Witness testified to the changes indica-
Second Lieut. Earl M. Rogers, 30th United • tcd, which were read by Secretary Forney.;
States Infantry; Second Lieut. Jno. A. i The words stricken out, were ' , during the
I Arthur, 2ffUnitediStates Cavalry. pleasure of the President for the time be
, • • i • - • • : • .
The form of for Treasury rirp-
In the Supreme. Court , to -day Associate Ipointments was also produced and the wit
, Justice Nelson said a motion •had been fleas tostuu t a, to the striking _out of the
,made, to advance the cause, e.r parte, Mar:-
tinand Magill, and the Court had come to' words above;quoted„and the substitution
in - their pla ce 'of the words 'lnnlesta this
the conclusion not to entertain it. The mo- i commission be sooner revoked by the
Lion was, therefore, denied., .This .was a
President of the United States , for the time
clew which had Several, times been,' before b e i ng. ,, _ . .. • . , •
the Court. It was an 'teem an order 'Elie _Commission issued to Mr. , Goober,
from the District Court of Florida, sitting Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Nov.-
as a Circuit Court in a criminal case w, 2 oth i mor owaspro a uee d.
of murder,. in which: it , was alleged 'Mr. BUTLER, continuing to "examine,
the Court had no jurisdiction. it I asked if the Senate was then in session?
was proper to suggest that the remedy, if Witness said ho thought not,end in an
the relators are . entitled to any, was lir a • serer to another question said- Ai. Cooper
writ of ..Aabcas •corpua from...this Co urt, did not qualify under that Commission, but
through the DfirtridtVotiit sittirCusaCrint7 ; ' ,mo t A ge iver
tw id e l l ;was then . toad ;
inal Court; and a.certioriarianadertif*lttittsltjAw • ahaarreseketarthieit i adi n g-,
teenth section of the Judiciary act of 1789 :' of the letter o given teMr: (Soper'
This was the conclusion of the Court. It by the President on December 2d. ,
remained for counsel to pr,oceed accord- Witness testified' Mr. Chandler resigned;
ingly if they saw proper. he thought, a day or two before this letter.
The partieahave been convicted of mur- Croas-rkxamineil by Mr. CURTIS.
der, and the ease invOlvei points similar to Witness stated the date when the change
those in the McArdle case. - :in the form of Comniission was made WAS
the dth of March, 1867.
Mr. Burt Vanhorn, Member of the liouse
of Representatives,' mated be,vnes preient
at the War Department on Saturday, the
=,d day of February, 1868, at ten minutes
past eleven o'cloek, when Lorenzo Thomas
demanded of Mr: Stanton the posses
sion .of the office of • Secretary of ,
War. lie testified that General *Thomas, 1,
afterexehanging . salntations wit h thoaei!
present, !mid to Mr.;Stanton,q mini Secretary;',
.War adan author appointed of d autho-il i
zed by the President to take possession : of
this office." Mr. Stanton ordered.' hibi to
repair to his room and perform his 'lluties
as Assistant Adjutant General, which he
refused to do, Saying he intended to exer
cise the functions oh Secretary of War, and
would receive the mails of the Department.
Mr. Stanton told him he would do so at his
peril. Mr. Thomas left the rocen and wit
ness last saw him in the room of Genera -
On cross • examination by Mr. STAN-,
EERY, the witness said he went there .to
wy a visit to Mr. Stanton—not on public
business; was accompanied by :desire.
Moorhead and Clark; did not know what
their business was ;- did , not state 'what
they went for; lie 98 not in the habit of
taking memoranda of cOnversations; was
prepared by having a largo envelope in his
pocket; no one requested him to do it; it was.
about a minute oiler Gen. 'Ebonies left the
room that ,Mr. , Stanton followed him; be
fore he reached the room he heard a conver
sation going: on between - Mr; Stanton and
General Thomas; did not understand what
was said; did not know where the envelope.
on which ho took the memoranda -was; it
was' probably - destroyed; - lie said he went
with Mr. Stanton, to General Schriver's
room, and • was requested by Mr. Stanton'
to take notice of the question ho was about
to ask General Thomas, which Ares whether
he intended to obey Ids , orders as Secretary.
of War; Thomas replied he did not; also.
said 110, intended to receive the- mails, and
acknowledged to the witness liehad 'said so.
Crossexamined 'by Mr. STANBERY--
Witnesshad•beenattlinDenattnierff half an,
hour before 'Gen:Thor - nes came; ho was not
attended, nor was he armed, so far as wit•
ness could see. 'Witness thought thrit there
had been some conversation. between Mr.
Stanton and . 'Oeneral Thomas in General
Sehriver's room, before entered; It was
of a good natured character; he thought'
there had been soille joking bet Ween them,
Walter A. Burleigh„Delegate from Da•
kota, was examined - .
Mr. STANBERYwanted to know the ob.:
ject of this examination'as to the,conversa
tion between witness and General Thomas?
Mr. BUTLER replied, to show time
. purpose of General Thomee was to
take possession of the wa r Department by
Mr. , STANBERY objected to tire testi
mony, and the objection was sustained - by
the Chief-Justice.
-Senator DRAKE said thequestion should
be slibm'itted to the Senate and appealed
front•the decision of the Char.
The" CHIEF' JUSTICE said it was hisi
duty under the rule. •
Senator DRAKE said ther e was nothing .
to give Chief. Justice that right.' , -
Senator JOHNSON called 'Senator Drake
to order, on the - ground that be • could not
debate the ctitestion.""-
The ukitt.F JUSTICE arose and said . he,.
( J i ns !3y ticii .
th o e f toolnins,lTtniteitucia,74Sfto p res idetee,was
evi3r•tho,Ccittrf.Of Untlesehrnant ; When the;
:Prealdilit was hidngtried Nit; when so pm
siding; he - became President dtthet *nate;
"sitting as a High" Court . of-linPeaehrnent,
When anoint cif:evidence, of form or law,
ditnie'beforethe.COurt, in the first instance'
' n Chief Justice ',person to
decide it , and thinilhe 'Senate on ifs being
Judge Nelson said Motion was made
yesterday by Mr. Black for leave to argue ;
the MeArdle case, under the aspect it pre
sents in view of the recent act of Congress.
One of the counsel, Mr. Black, was not in
Court, but the conclusion of the Court was '
that if there was no objection they would
hear the argument at the opening of the '
Court,On Wednesday. It should here be
stated that Judge Black, in making the mo
tion yesterday, did not think the recent act
of Congreas , withdrawing from. this Court
jurisdie.tion - in this - class of cases was Of any
effect to the MeArdle case. Mr. Carpenter
objected to the argument to-morrow; As it
WAS a case of much importance, he should
like more time. Justice Miller asked Mr.
Carpenter what time he wanted. Mr. Car
penter replied if the subject . went over to
morrow it would necessarily go over for the
term. Judge Nelson said the Court would
let the question stand till the counsel, Mr.
Black, came in. After waiting for the ar
rival of Judge Black, Mr. Sharkey
said he saw no necessity for ar
guing the McArdlo case any further,
and so far he was' concerned ho should
merelylike the privilegenf filing a few au
thorities for himself. In the absence of
Judge Black he was willing to submit it on
memorandum. -Judge Miller asked Mr.
Cexpenter Whether be work' satisfied with
that? Mr. Carpenter did not think he was.
The matter ought to be presented on both
aides. ; Judge, Miller understood Mr. Car :.
?enter to suggest yesterday. that the natter
•should'not bo argued, but the Court should
settle the matter foe itself. Mr. Carpenter
replied he . did not suggest what course
should be pursued. .. Judge Sharkey re
, rnarked—Judgeltlack. is not - here. Judge
Clifford asked why ? Judge Sharkey said
he had got out of a sick bed to come here.
He repeated he .had alittle memorandum
and handed it to the Court. He did not'
wish to interfere with Judge Black. The
Court, after consultation, said: Intuunuck
as the counsel are not - preparedto argue the
_question, and as the Court was, now. ap-,
proactiing the end of the'session, the case'
must otneceasity ,go _over till the next -
term.' !This WaLthearaidon of the . Court.
. ,
The Secretazy of the Treasury to-day, in
reply to a resolution of the House of Repre
sentatives- attkiikg him fir a statement of
the trade hetween the United States and
the British and North American Provinces,
transmitted a communication prepared by
George W. Brega, in which the• latter says
he is ttatbsiled,after a careful examination of
returns since March, 1866, and a review of
the effects which' grew• out of the recipro
city-, it is undoubtedly _for the interest of
our citizens that the main 'features of that
convention should, be reviewed so far as.
legisbitive action of the GoYernment can
110 SO. • . ,
Accident at a Coal Shaft—Eleien Men In
[l/7 Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
SOBAITTON, March. 31.—8 y the breaking
of - a - chain connected -, :with thei , hoisting
machinery at-the DiamOnd coal 'mines, in
this city, this morning; y platform contain-.
ing is3venteen men 'was precipitated to the
bottom tit the shaft, - -Odlstonce• Of one' bun
dre&and eighty-five fcct;;-.Efe:/en were
stantly killed, Qno since died, and two
IMorcf, tboughtzilaiittor
ICaVe eleven Widows and s .PWotitY-eigitt; or-.
. .
pitoMfrz,g*ow i , • ! ,
s.W 'oleitrapktU4. l ofi.
PoILADELPHIA, z March .31.—Xtte excM
tion of Donovan, foi themyrder mqwbb,
took igooe to-day... He Wed :piliteithig hi*
innocence, • • • s
- -
PrrisAiu RGIJ i,347450AY.
.. I , o i mictitll -, taw ..1
e:4'',41.4.;. -'..:-...
Im ,Iprctia9! t , ! eTresident--
, President
tithe • :4teiibrtof i 3l
the Evidence- 7 Q, i estion Raised .
_. as' to ...the Powe of the chief •
(By Telegr.pil LOAe pittabu i rgli Gazette.)
- : WASFIIisCkTON; :Match 31. 1868.
After a few petitions d been presented
the Cly#fralltake, he , Chief Justice.
ThelmpeachmeniM cr . ; - arid members
of th 6 souse took their laces. The Vallery
was - about half fu11. , --
Mr. WM Mitst , ;nifered Ocumeutary eyi-.
dence incluthe Se to resolution of
puic is
initiinitted to them at the atimpition of a
' Mr. BUTLER proceeded to quote from'
•various cases oT impeachment to show that
the, presiding officerrof the impeachment
court had no - right to detide questions of
law or evidence.. Mr:Butler complained that
the Managersofthe House would be •bouna
,hand and foot by this decision- and would
be unable to get.objections considered,,un
less by the courtesy of a member of the
The CHIEF JUSTICE then stated the
point raised for the decision of the Senate.
Senator DRARE . objeeted to the ruling'of
The CHIEF" JUSTICE called the Senator
to order
Senator CCNELINGOaIIed for the read-:
mg of the rule, and it; as read.
Mr. BINGHAM maintained the rule only
authorited the Chair taiubMit questions to
the Senate , when the and nays were
,riot called ler byonstfifth l . and that the
Constitution:itself,. In. , Sarng the Senate
- shoiddhave the sole power
_to try impeach
niento settled' the .whole ',question. .. The
.rulings of Parliament decided the presiding
officer had no pint in' 'passing on qiiestions
of law_ and. -fact,
_but was there only in a
Ministerial-eapiatity, l with no right to make
a decision. — H• Si'dotitended. it %MS_ a matter
of great iinportance. whether. the House .
could reach - the Senate directly, or whether
the Chief. Justice .C:ta"ild ' stand between
them,_unlest. some Senator offered the Man
agers it,e,opirteSSY.' - He protested against the
.11attscr being bound: anitlaid before the feet
_bf auv - man,': however'. high and pure hn•
•,iriay bi-.. If the Preeedent wereeStablislied,
we might some day have a Jeffries in - the
Chair. We ' have"had a Johnson in the.
White House, and may , have, a Jeffries in,
the Chair of the Chief Justice.
The . CHIEF' JUSTICE ant the question
whether his deeisionshoold be sustained by
the Seriate:_ • _ -
Senator DRAKE said the presiding officer
had made a decision which he had no right
to make, but bane he finished. - •
Senator WILSON moved to retire for con
sultation, but VithdreWA, when, "
Senator f3HEI3MAN 'asked the Managers
what were the ,pretedents - bearing on the
question -in the trial of impeachment in
this country? • •
Mr. 'BOUTWELL said the Justice.
did not preside as a meinber of the tribu
nat, for the Senate is given the sole pp . wer
to try impeachment, which gave it the right
to' decide all questions as well as the ques
tion of guilt or innocence. He (Mr. Bout
well) did not object to' the Chief Justice
giving his opinion, or ruling, but it, should
be subject to the decision of the Senate.
Mr. I3INGIIAX read an abstract' of au
thorities which he had collected touching
this question.
Mr. BUTLER read from the report of the
trial of Judge Chase an instance where the
presiding officer, had put a question to the
Senate for decision without expressing his
Mr. EVARTS referred to Mr. ItoutwelPs
acknowledgment that great 'inconvenience
would result if the &nate decided in
the first instance on all interlocutory ques
tions; but said the counsel did -not admit
that this was merely a matter of conveni
ence. It was a matter'of right that the
Chief Justice should such questions
in the first instance. -
Senator WIISON renewed motion,.
that Senate retire for Consultation vote
Weed' trleasiindleivltillnikin
25, nays 25 as - follows, • • •
Yeas—Messrs. Anthony - , Biickalew, Cole,
Conness, Corbett, Davis, Dixon, Edmunds,
Fowler, Grimes, Hendricks, lime, John
son,Mcemery, Morrill (Me.), • Morrill
((Vt.), Morton; Norton, Patterson (N. EL),
Patterson (Tenn.), Pomeroy, Rims, Vickers,
Williams and Wilson-25. •
Nays-L-Messrs. Cameron,' Cattell, Chand
ler, Conkling, engin Doolittle Drake,
Ferry, Fessenden, Frelinghtivsen:Hender
' -
son Howard, Morgan, . : lye, ; Ramsey;
Saulsbury, Sherri:tam., Sprague, Stewart,
Sumner; Thayer, Tifton, 'rnimbull, Van
Winkle and Willey —'2s.'
It being • a tie', vote, CHIEF JUSTICE
voted ave, thus giving effect to the position
assumed by him as-his right to vote..
The circumstance created some flutter on
the floor and Much . amusement in the gill
'cries. • . '
- The Senate,,headedhy, the . Chief Justice,
then, about threeo'clock, retired for consul=
teflon. :Soon L er the galleries began to thin
out, members' of the HiiuSe gathered. in
knots and indulged in boisterous conversa
tion` and • the • counsel 'for the Presi
dent consulted quietly together. •
One hour,ftwo hours, three hours passed,
and still the Senators did. mit return totheir
Chamber. The few 'spectators in the gal
leries dvradled•listlessly,l most of the mein-•
Perri sought other scenes more .charming,
and the general appearance of things was
• listless and uninteresting. .4 •. - • I
At last, at twenty Minutes . past six the.
Senabireturrild; and the CHIEF JUSTICE
having called the body to order; said : The
Sonata has had
.}finder 'consideration the
question which was discussed before it and
has directed me to report•the following :
Ride Seventh — The presiding officer of the
Senate shall direct all necessary, prepare;
tions in the Senate Chamber and the presid
ing officer ot- the Senate shall direct all the
forms of proceedings 'when sitting for the
purpose, f trying an impeachment, and, all
. forms during the trial' ' not ethe r-, wisp _ specially provided -for, e tied
the presiding effacer on the 'trial
may'rule on all questions - of. evidence' turd
'Con• incidental:--questions, which decision
will stand as_the judgment of the Senate
for decision, and: he may, at his option, in,
•the flrst.-instance, submit any such; gum
tion to a vote of the members of the Senate.
Mr. BUTLER intimated the Managers de
.sired to retire for consultation. ,
• Senator TRUMBULL ,said .uniess_ the
Managers desired the Senate to continue in
session, he would move anadjOurnMent.
A joint resolution relieving the Quarter
master's Department from responsibility for
hospital:tents loaned to"Si,. Louis, was re
ferred to the - Military Committee.
A - resolution was adopted instructing the
Ways'and Means Committee to inquire into
the expediency of amending the revenue
law, so as prevent the transfer of special
licenses. • .
A resolution was adopted that the Bank
ing Committee inquire into the expediency
of reducing the toit. imposed on private
• Mr. LAWRENCE Introduced a bill au
thorizing a Ship Canal from Lake Erie to
the Ohio river. Referred. •
The report of the Conference Committee
on the Manufacturers' tax .bill was inade,
explained, by Mr. SCHENCK:, and agreed
Tbe House went into Committee and
proceeded to, the Senate. •
Before the Satiate, Mr. CIILLOIII
introduced a bill to amend the act of ; July
.27t1i,'-' 1801, to indemnity State e for ex
penses incurred:by them. in defense of the
•Ufilted States: 'Referred 'to Coriimittee on
• ApPropriations. • • • •-• •1'
• :At resdlutiori - was adopted directing the
Conunittee of Ways and lideans to inquire
into the expedienor qf making a bug° r 6"
4 lketlen in the force of the Internal Revenue
Perini:mt. - •• -
introduced a Joint ma°.
lute' , luipoSing - a duty- of two dollars a
barrel ou petroleum intended for: trans
portation. Referred to Cornmittee on Ways
and Means. •
The House resumed its session at twelve
minutes past six, and Mr. WASHBURNE,
of Illinois, Chairman •of the Carnmittee'of
the Whole, made the usual report about the
Committee attending the; Senate Chamber.
Mr. PAYNE, from the • Reconstruction
,Committee, presented the Constitution:of
Florida, with the proceidings of the-Con
vention, and asked that they be printed. ~It
was'so ordered. ' '
•At balf-past six o'clock the "House ad
The 3tilling of Coal—The Lee.ture
The question of Color—The FemaleSem•
Wary and the Proficiency , °fits 'Scholars,
aic,., &c.
[Correspondence or the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
STEUBENVILLE, March 29i 1868.
This quiet and pleasant little city does not
funiish much material for a letter. • 'The
most of your readers know well how beau--
tiff:illy it is situated on one of themo , st grace
ful curves of the delightful Ohio. The-view
of:the high and abrupt bank on the cp#94ite
side contrasts well with the gentle SN ‘,
tot .
the river above and below. • „
• •
'• Steubenville-has furnished to the State N 1
and nation many men of great usefulness.
.and distinction. Manufacturing is receiv- At s.,
ink more attention than formerly. The••••' -t- . .k- •
mining of coal with - a 250 feet shaftis'a,,de-
'cided - success: Sixty men are employed,
who, working ten hours per day. furnish
live thousand bushels of coal per day, with - .
a very handsome profit.
Steubenville has -been favored this winter
with"S course of • lectures by some of our
most able; writers and speakers. Phillips,
Emerson-and: Douglass - have been bore.
Oise of our 'hotels was willing to entertain
the -latter - gentlemen on. condition that he
Ishouldtnot come to the table with the other
'guests. -Wriiin't this-an insult to the white
half of him; which is of royal Southern and
Senatorial blood Would it not be well to
arrange's° as to degrade the negro half and
honor the - white half? -
But Steubenville is especially distinguish
ed for its Female Seminary, which tlir forty _
years has been sending forth intelligent
Christian women to exert their influence for
good in our own and in other, lands. Its •
venerable founder with his excellent com
panion still lives to see the great and good -
influences- of the institution so carefully
Watched over for many yesis 'by them and
to receive the benedictions of hundreds of
its living.altunrue. If he who plants .a tree
blesses his race, how much more does he who,
founds an institution which produces annu
ally precious' fritit—intelligent; true, noble
*omen. Wecan now call - to mind a: vil
lage which for matlyyears enjoyed:the, ad
vantages of•an educator of the, first class—
one who:, inspired the same enthusiasm in
others he himself possessed, and the young
ladies of the place were remarkable'for their -
intelligence and nobility of mind and char
any other place in' all that :-sectioil. of ' •
the country. • Stenbenville ' is ,foitunate
in having now, and having long .
enjoyed . the blessings of a first
Female Seminary. Its graduates already -•
number 517. Thousands besides have at-
tended it, and the 'people are:proud of its
high standing. The anniversary this week _
drew crowds to the church to listen to the
, bacealaureateby its able Principal, and to
I,the examination of the classes, the reading
of the essays, and the musical performances.
'All were of a high order, and clearly show
ed that it more than maintains the character
it had in former.years. ;The classes showed
that they had been thoroughly} taught; and
that the seventeen .teachers bad proved
themselves able in their several departments.
None but the best teachers - are employed.
A.• table uniformly well furnished, ' and the
daily practice of gymnastics serves, to "'give
sound and healthy bodies, without which the
intellectual . training.. can .profit but little. -
Thoroughness, real • solid attainments,` are
here secured. -We helieve..parents Can find
few better, plaqes for - the :heidth; happiness
and true progress of their daughters
Canada Extradition ...Case-New IPoo.
IBy Telegraph to Übe Pittsburgh Gazette. 3
OTTAWA, March 31.—The ease of, Allen
'lll'Donald, held here under a demand.from
the United States-for extradition, came up
to-day. The:Attorney General ',said the
government would give full considerallon
of the whole ease tefo r re any action would
be taken. .. ,•
,The new postage act goes into effect to.
morrow, reducing 'the 'postage on letters,
from five to thrde cents. •
Nevi..Tersey LeglslatnreAnd Guano.
tßy Telegraph to the Plttsttairgli . Gazete.]:.
• TRENTON, N. J., March 81.—The Legisla
ture of New Jersey have sdoPtod'a rescilu
tion requesting _ the:,Preilden.t to' rotect
persons_ engaged in the Ginn° trade,lh the
Island orAltli..Vela',' and' restore Maud'
to the jurisdiction of the United States; and
opposing the. purchase of any territory, from'
the government of '.San Domingo tintil this
Island is restored. • ' , _
New Orleans Market. t:.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh •Ga,zette.l'
NEW ORLEANS, - March 31.—Cotton unset
tled and demand good; sales 4000' bales of
middling at 27_34c; receipts • of 4,389 bales;
exports, 5,957 Wes. Sugar: rfair -to fully
fair Louisiana 13%c. MolatigAß4 Prim° fer
menting 6234a65c. Flour firmer; double
extra e 10,75; choice 515,75: Corn' 31,013.4.'
Oats scarce; sales at 78a80c. Hay; prime
Ohio River 319a19,50. Pork dull at Was.
,Bacon, unchanged.' 'Lard ilulet at 17%a
17%c. Gold 140. Sterling bank^ 155a15335.
Vommercial 1.50 1 'a152. view York sight 3 s •
,premium. - ".
Memphis Miwket•
(.13y Telegripli to the Pittaburgh Gazette;.
Mantpuxs,, March 31.—Cottori firm ;
20 9 1014 C; recelPtit today, 2`~! bales;
exports. 179 bales; -mouth's-receipts a 3,751
Wes: 'Flour steady; superfine 19,60,39,25.
BacoMf Shoulders2xl2;co,• clear Sides 15%
able; • Bulk Shoulders 1441303, Clear Sides
15alklic. Pork $26. lard -.l7gc. Corn
$1,00a1,02. 0ate130,382e; Hex slBa2o. Bran
Bufralo Mirliet.
'at) , Telegraph. t 9 the Plttatirsb Gaiptte.i •
• BurrAto, March 31.—. Flour unchanged.
Wheat--Bales 13,000 bush;-No. 2 Chleage at
$415, and 3,000 bush No. 1 . Milwauk,ee at
82,30 Corn dull and droepingl°l, :mils of
new sold ' 111;08' 1481;08" 7 on.' trabk. , , Oats
dull and unchanged. - Barley dull and nn.
Fansgut was announced - to
Oita 'a grand ban - on his, ship., the
pranklin. t 'Naples, Italy, on Monday;