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Bills Introduced--Eight . Hour
Law—Approprtation Bill Pass
- ed—Other Bills Passed---Bills
[Spatial Dispatch to the Pittsburgh (layette.)
• HAIIRLSBURO. April 9, 1867.
Mr, COWLES, of McKean, introducerD a
bill preventing unlawful placing of hand_
cars and trucks on rails - ays. Passed
Mr. WHITE, of Indiana, introduced a
joint re.solution" asking Congress to facilitate
the banding of the Union Pacific Railway.
Mr. 'IIFtETT, of .Alhigheny, introduced
•a, bill requiring Telegraph companies to
make annual reports to the Auditor General
Passed family.
The Senate refused to' concur in` the
House amendment to the eight hour lain.
The House report of Conference Com
mittee on the Appropriation bill was
The following House bills passed finally :
Establirdling a ferry over the Youghio
gheny at Boston, Allegheny county.
Establishing a ferry' over .the Allegheny
river•at John Rimer's farm, Madison town
ship, Armstrong county.'
Erecting on independent school - district
out of parts ofCambria and Sdinerset coun
For a turnpike from West Union, on the
West Virginia. line, to West Alexandria,
Washington county.
Relative to the Western Bouse of Refuge.
; • Extending the mode of criminal proceed
..ure . in Potter - county to Butler and Arm-
Changing the pay of Auditors in Butler
Relative to the collectinn of street tax in
Butler borough, and authorizing the Court
of Quarter Sealing to appointa Street Su
pervisor for said borough.
Incorporating Ormsby Borough, Alleghe
. lay county. • ,
Incorporating .the Peoples Passenger -
Railway Company, Pittsburgh. =
fncorporating the Cambria Mining and
Manufacturing Company. ,
, IncorpOrathig the Allegheny City Build
ing and Saving Association.
Extending the time for paying the enroll
meat tax on the act incorporating the Con
noquenessing Insurance Company of Ent
4 : supgement for Ohioti file Railroad
Also, the Sdnate bf r anthOrizing the
transfer of the. Gettysburg Cemetery to the
General Government:
Senate bill limiting a day's labor to eight
hours, amended, on motion of Mr. CHAM
BERLAIN, of Bradford, by providing that
the pav be the same as for ten hours.
Senate bill'extending the act permitting
disabled ; soldiers to peddle by procuring
licenses; without - charge to sailors and
Senate bill requiring persons making
pro . Posids for furnishing the State , with.
..printing and bill paper to give, bonds in ten
," - th/iistind dollars.' •
SI; ale bill' authorizing canal companies
,' •• •to make contracts for:lointbusiness:
• Senate bill revising and consolidating ex
biting loans.
' Regulatingenroliment taxes, as recom
mended diy• Civil;_ .Code COmmission
ers, • tunendect byt Mr, MANN, of Potter,
' bitteasing,the enrollirtent tax on divorce
bills from JIM: , c to one hundred dollars,
When applied-tor by the hushand, and ex
tending,,the time for paying the tax on all
now paid for one year. Under•
• this bill if the enrollment taxes -are not'
-paid within one year after tlie passage of•
any'aCt, itbecomes null and void.
• HOUti E BilLB PASSED FINALLY. c.„ .. o n
Repealing_ act• authorizing the eleCtion of
additional pflicers and changing the manner
of collecting taxes in North Tayette town
. ship, Allegheny county, passed March 13,
1369, • _ ,
Empowering Judges - of - Quarter Sessions,
Allegheny coupty,"-to appoint Commission
, ers to assess road damages to David MiCsbe,
South': Payette" Allegheny
Providing for Inspectors of Salt in Pitts
1--th and Allegheny cities, and the
atattdard weightlf salt. -
_lncinixTatitig.the Monongahela Associa'-'
tion of Baptist churches.
Ineorporatingthe Beaver and Rochester
Gas ComP!IAV;
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Establishing a ferry over the Youghio
gheny; at' Station: • .• •
• Role:wing - Fayette county from_ a bond
eiectiteat by‘thellthinty:Connuissioners.
Johlt ,reeolutlon for the hripiovement of
•,-,64l4;wßker Und'.le Canal.
Vacating a_ portion of Lawreneevilla avid
SlCRUPsburg goad; in - Collins town
House nr."..t.s.DEFEATED •.
Authoritirig the 'appointment of Inspec
torofstitticuiltisE,deflii..Tetiginos in :Alle
igh_eilY,_qmntl. • ' '
proviangtor the alipOirttmerit otga4gera,
of crude.: petroleum itmcnroyfordvvenango
sad' Warren o:ntnttek,,
-atepiating,the "jury-. 'of 1867 for Alio-
Aheny, courltY.
vAaPPIAMent to : for the better ' mar=
,l agement OVAllegitehyeountrid im „
`Slip lame* to act alum:tag matieheite
-4=Wt';"ltidagrosed „re- i
I'; I 1 9° ll norlitE:`'
rthe t Hig um i na uted on its amemdment to
steo eilikt-VAMPO 'MVP!" a Come .
Court of linpeachment—Contin
nation bf Evidence on the Part
of the Managers—Opening of
the Defense by Mr. Curtis.
Qty Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
+ WASHINaTON, April!), 1868.
The, Court oflmpeachment opened at
twelve o'clock with the usual proclamation.
, ,
All the Managers were present except Mr.
Stevens: The counsel for the President
wore also present. At 12:15' the members
of the House of Representatives entered in
larger numbers than on recent occasions.'
The Chief Justice inquired ;whether the
Managers had any fuither evidence to
responded in the
troduce, and Mr. Butler
affirmative. The reading of the. journal
was diapensed with.
Mr. 'BUTLER, on part of the Managers,
called Mr. Wood, who was sworn: Mr. But
ler stated that his design was to prove by
this. witness the President's hostility to
Congress. Witness was from'Alabama. He
testified that he served in the - Union army,
and in December,lB66, he tailed on the
President seekifg ' government employ
ment. The President told him he could do
nothing for him, as his influence was on the
side of Congress;while those lie appointed
must be with him.
Foster Blodgett testified that he was ap
pointed.postmaster at Augusta, Ga., in 1865;
was suspended in 1866 by the President,
and does-not know that the Senate had
been notified of this action.
A letter from Gen. Thomas accepting the
appointment as Secretary of War ad interim,
was then put in evidence, mid Mr. Butler
gave notice that the Managers would the
,certificates from proper officers toshow that
no reasons for the suspension of Mr. Blod
gett had ever been sent to the Senate.
Mr. BUTLER. then announced that the
case on behalf of the House was closed.
Mr. CURTIS then rose and commenced
the opening argument for the defence.
Alluding to the character of the trial
and the oath taken by Senators in the ca
pacity OfJudges, Mr. CURTIS said the only
appeal he should make would be to the
conscience and reason of every Judge.
Basing his argument solely on questions of
law and fact, lie intimated he would sub
sequently combat the position taken by the
Managers, that this body was not essen
tially and in fact a Court; but at present he
would consider the articles,• separately, in
their order and substance.
- The gravamen of the charges of the first
article was that of the removal of Mr." Sta
nton, and that it was intended to be in viola
tion of the Tenure-of-office act and.
"Constitution. He argued to show that the
case of Mr. Stanton did not come within
the scope and provisions of the Tenure-of
office act, maintaining that the description
of his office - and its tenure diffeied material
ly in its section and proviso. Mr. Stan
ton was appointed by President Lincoln in
1862, to hold the office during the term for
which he was elected, not to bold during a
subsequent term for which he might
be . elected. It could not be said
that Mr. Johnson was serving out
the term of Mr. Lincoln. The term
for which a President is elected is not abso-
Intely"fonr ye.ars,lnit is limited by life and
ability. His conditional term expiring, the
Vltxt - Preiiident - Succeeds to a now term,
winch mishits of the rernsinder of the term
for which the Tice President was elected.
As.well be said that one sovereign
served out the term of another whom he
succeeded. There was • a purposedri the
difference of the phraseology between the
section and its proviso. The Constitution
authorized , the President to call upon
the members of his Cabinet for
advice respecting matters concerning
his own duties, as well as re
specting matters connected with their.
various Departments, and' such had been
the invarible practice since the foundation
of the Government. They were the voice
and hands of the President. In them he
was to repose confidence, and for them he
was to be responsible. For this reason they
were placed by tenure-of-office in the
genie positiefi as: the'. President by whom
they were appointed: They were to serve
out his term orservice. But as to others
• holding over, the, case was different.
Mr. CURTIS proceeded to Shaw that the
feeling and intention of both Houses of`
Congress was in the framing and passage of
this bill, maintaining that they were in
accordance with the views he had just ex-
Pressed. Ile quoted from a speech, ex
plaining thelreportf of the. Committee-- of
,Conference Made ;• by'.-Mr. Schenck; ' also'
speeches of 'Messrs. Sherman, Williams
.and others in the Senate, in which they
deemed Stanton in office. He read, , not as
expressions or individual= opinion, but as
explanations of the report of the. Committee
of. Conference.: , - t.
Returning to the consideration of the ar
ticles, he said the sixth section forbids any
removal contrary to the provisions of the
act; but as Mr. Stanton did not yield, there
was no _reinovel, and if there had been, it
would not have violated the act, since he
hadjuit sliewn that Mr. Stanton did not
eeme_within. its provisions- .The House of
Hefiresentatives chergeli the President With,
Intentional violation of this section, which
nielnestionliblk gdmitia of different con
structions; -but _Lill to prove •:he' con
curred in their interpretation, and • then
wilhilly acted in contravention ,of
it. The first duty of the President is to
construe an act and decide what is its true
meaning. This ditty he performed, as the •
Constitutionprovided, by consultation with
his constitutional advisers, and they all put
the same construction upon the act in imes
thin ,as had-- been ' , assigned •to it by the
1 itamer.s: - The ease of Mr. Stanton is of
1789, which,
oftlet_under, the act of
1789, Without ' - expresilk giving the
President 'potier to remove him, im
piles- , it. ,by : directing . what shall - be ,
'done by ° the - President after . a removal.
Nothing in the Constitution . forbids the
ercise this power' by the President, inde
nendentlrof the Senate. The decision-0.
t ongre g a, i n, IDA was, by implication,
that such power was granted to the Presi
dent liy the Constitution; and neither sub-,
.isequent legislation nor,,, amendments to the
Constitution a
denied it. The practice of the
goierrunent Was also in conformityy to this
view. , On the outbreak of the civil war the
_was in disloyal hande, , ,
Presidentßuchanan told Floyd he must give ' -
It, up, and Floyd had too much goal sense,
and something else, to refuse. without
thin imitiediaki action there is no telling
what disastrous consequences might have
ensued. ,
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‘fidivxm;precteded,-,. ue its propriety_
nettessityin t ":"}le reriftedahe..
ai r ei attpluilm-I . the corres
ponWth Mr. Stitiana t tid his +=Poo'
skin, and Went vu:to olaim there might he
.instances in which the highest patriotism
and duty :recitdried- a eitizen:',.to raise the
question Of the Tidily anit;h4ding force
Or 11 law, as such .wotld , be, t duty of a
Otistbe — in' the trotection, , ,Of it e rights of
_third ,•parties who were ' ' airs eto assert
them, andaakstlimw,aas the duty
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ground, but while believing it his,
duty to see that the laws were faithful-`
•ly executed, still, in cases where a p . ortion
of his prerogatives are sought to be invad-,
ed, and no one else can raise the question,
he must do it. Suppose a law was passed
depriving him of his power as Commander
in -Chief, would it not be his duty to oppose
it i so as to bring about a decision, by the
Courts? Apower derived by implication is
as assailable as one directly granted by the
Constitution. Counsel do not conceive it to
be essential to their case to maintain this
position, but deem it plainly proved. • '
Mr. CURTIS then --enumerated some of
considerations which had influenced the
President, and referred to Story's Com
mentaries on the Constitution, and other
authorities, to show the rule of construc
tion. Practice is the best exponent of law.
From 1789 to 1857, every President and
every Congress has participated in and
acted under the' construction of former
years, namely that the President has the
sole power of removal.
The Senate took a 'recess for twenty
On reassembling, at 2:50 Senator MOR
RILL moved to adjourn. Negatived—twen
ty-fiye to two.
1 1 1r.CIIRTLEi then resumed his argument,
and cited numerous authorities and decis
ions to prove that the effect of contempora
neous legislative construction is to fix and
determine the interpretation of laws. He
referred to the different opinions advan ect in 1 ,
I ,
during the debate on this subject
and claimed the construction of that po r
ofretnoval wassubjeot to le.eslative enact
ment. It had at least never - been establish
ed so clearly,, that to act on the opposite
view was presumptively a crime. He then
advanced the argument that to apply the
Tenure-of-Office law to Mr. Stanton would
be to violate the agreement made by the
Senate in confirming his appointment to
hold office during the pleasure of the Presi
Recapitulating his arguments to prove
that the President could not be impeached
for an act designed merely to procure a
judicial decision on a disputed point, he
quoted froni Mr. Butler's speech to show
that the Managers admitted this view, and
had said the removal in itself was perhaps
not an impeachable offense, if made with
the foregoing Motive, and not accompanied
with a defiant message - to the Senate. Mr.
C. said it was a matter of taste as to how
they should be notified. _The Managers
claimed. the reason for removing Mr.
Stanton assigned `by . the President,
was an aftertho u ght, and he was
estopped from now alleging it by
certain things he had done and said previ
ously. He argued the rule of estoppel was
of very limited application, and could not be
used to convict a person of crime, nor
brought forward in this case. To have in
formed the Senate of his reason would have
been construed into a threat, and now the
Managers claim he was too deferential.
There was no inconsistency in the Presi
dent's action in regard tothis law. Every
day in the Courts such poSitions wore main-'
tamed. In a similar case Cu individulal
may set up a plea in regard to a law, first
that it is unconstitutional, second that it
does not apply to himself, and third that if
it is a law he can maintain his case under
it. So long as the Tenure-of-Office law af
fected unimportant, niatters, the President
avoided conflict with it; but when a proper
occasion arose, he asserted his own views,
without being prejudiced by former action
in. regard to lesser and unimportant mat
ters. The change made in the form of
commission does not state or tend to deter
mine where the power of removal is lodged,
but ...merely acknowledged -it as eittsti
somewhere by virtue of law. '
At this point Mr. CURTIS begged per
missionto suspend his remarks until to
morrow, as he was greatly fatigued.
TheCourCacoordingly adjournekat 3:45,
andthe Senate went into executive session
and soon `after adjourned, (
Mr. CHANLER offered a resolution,
which wita.referrad to the Committee on
Foreign Affairs, that the President send a
Mission to Erni BOlivia and Uruguay, to
reconcile those "nations, now at war.
Mr. KERR asked leave of absence until
the 4th of- May, and that he have until the
7th of May to prepare and file'a minority
report Lin the contested election case of De
lano against Moran. - -
Mr., SCOFIEL D, acting as chairman of
the Committee on Elections, was willing to
let that - ease go over until te first of May,
Mr. KEitH said he could not possibly get
back by that time.
Mr.= SCOFIELD , then gate notice he
would call up the case whenever the ifouse
was in condition to hear and dispose out.
:Leave of absencewaw Mr.-Kerr
and severafother members. ' - -
Mr. SHANKS introduced a bill to *Mend
the twenty-first section of the bill to'Onrol
the national forces ! so as to modifiy thepro
vision disfranchising deserters. Reiferred
to the Judiciary Committee.- : - •
The House resolved itself into Com
mittee of the Whole and proceeded to the
Senate C'hainber, no liminess to be done on
Gen. GlHem Reported to Have Ignored - the
EBY Telegraph.te the rlttebetsh ) •
MEMPIIIIS April 9.—The Appeata Little
-Rock dispatch, this evening,says: A mes-,
senger 'just' arrived . from 'Walburg Buis'
General Gellem ignores vt foto' tire:iassem
blage at the captal calling theuiselves the
Legislature of Arkansas. He, however,
says he ha* no, authority to dissolvh that.
body, and will not, unleas they attempt...lo
seize the Treasury,.. move occupants &On
office ' or otherwise disturb the public pesee.
No announcement has, :as yet; been made
at headquarters of the result of the voting •
on 'the Constitution.
British Murderer Surrendered.
,(.13i, Telegraph ttkPitishargltGazette 3
CINCINNATI, April 9.—Charles Ross, who
has been in prison here for some. time 9n'
a charge of murderinthe wife of hisiditd-
ISIC . 'Mjalitt - ricarerar years ago, was
takeit trfaliitgobj, two officers, Who -aril;
ved todity tog, that. ,pprpose. „The British
'Government afferetisoven iritadred pounds.
reward for his apprehension, -and after his
arrest he attempted suicide by cutting-his
throat, but is now so far recovered that be
can be removed.
Weather at St:touts...l4.nm ifttiniialke...
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette. 3
Sr. Louis April 9.—A very heavy rain
fell here las t night, continuing almost with
out intermission until late this evening.:
also froze hard during the night and" reen;
ftorces,:dre., are heavily coated wittilde
nk I.l*k TheAGlrlULF,rifierbadly,lpiMild
some localities 'AAA 'slated it is now
utterly destroyed. The weather to-night'
shows signs of clearing up.
Rivers and Weather.
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
rAysti"%il . 9 .—River 7 feet .fik
• About 3 Ines .61'
elk di morning, and a heavy
and incessant rain mo rning ' and
promises to continue for some thue.
Sr. Louis, April IX—Heavy ialn last niglA
d.toolair. • (
ja . 'T ): 4 .env: fs3
IDAY,' APRIL 1.0. =lB6B.
VOl7ll, O'CI,OCK.
S. Judge of zebras a--Error
Corrected--Snow Sto
other Pacific liailrosi Project
.... Naturalization Tre: ty Signed
--New Coin Specimens.
.fily Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
- WASHINGTON, April 9, 1868.
The Senate to-day emfirrned Edward S.
Dandy to be U. S. Judge o" the District of
•In Representative Eliot's rt printedis
report on the Bureau of Freedecemen n,
it s sta
ted the supplies to loyal whites and freed
men for immediate use to remove pressing
want, before Congress had made an appro
priation, were in rations an average pe e r day
of 03,819. Tis an error. t should that
that was the his
number of ra l tions instead of
dollars. "
A memorial is to be presented to Con
gress by- the Memphis, El Paso and Pacific
Railroad of Texas, praying for a grant of
public lands and a loan of United States
bonds to aid in the construction of a contin
uous line of railroad and telegraph from
Jefferson, Texas, to San Diego, California
Specimens of the new one, three and five
cent coins were received by the Comp
troller 'of Currency from the Uniteld States
Mint to-day. • .
The , President to-day signed the new
treaty with the North German Confedera
No more evening receptions will be held
at the Executive Mansion this season. •
Result of the Coroner's luvestigation--Par.
ties Charged with the Murder—Examina
tion of the Alleged Assassin.
OrrAwA, April' 9.—The Coroner's Jury
returned a verdict late last night, "that
lion. Darcy McGee, came to his death by a
gun shot wound, inflicted by some person
or persons unknown." - •
Information has been lodged against
Wheelan, charging him with the murder.
Win. Mitchell, Jno. Doyle and Ralph Slat
tery, of Philadelphia, will: be tried as ac
James Whalen was brought up for exam
ination on a charge of murder before police
magistrate Ogarth this morning. The pris
oner appeared much fatig,ued and depress
ed, but when in the dock he assumed an/dr
of apparent indifference. There were a
number of spectators present. Mr. Orrly
appeared for the Crown. The prisoner was
• Sergeant . John Wade swore he knew the
prisoner in Quebec in 1865-'66; he was ar
rested, there on a charge of being a Fenian
and tampering with soldiers; while in Qiie
bee he pasaed under the name of Win-„Sul- ,
William Graham, doorkeeper 'cif " the
House of Commons, testified to having ad
mitted the prisoner four different times to
the gallery of the house. On the night of
the'murder he gave prisoner an admission
ticket. Each time the prisoner was unac
coinpanied by any one, and appeared un
easy' and excited. Witness left the Reuse_
before him.
betective O'Neill testified to having ar
rested the prisoner; foundin his possession
a revolver of Sinith'ct Wesson pattern; there
were six charges in the chambers when
taken; five appeared Co have been in for
some time; one barrel was recently greased;
the inside and muzzle showed indication's_
of burnt powder, as if the' revolver had
been recently discharged. compared
the bullet produced: in Conrt' with those
found in the prisoner's tin bok, and also
with those in the revolver. It exactly : ' Cor
responds with those in the cylilider of the
revolver. -
Among the artictia found on the prisoner
was a little '‘ black revered book which the
Queen's counsel coriNdered pf importance,
and declined bperting in coucti but would:
reserve aft:examnuttion to sonic other occa
sion. The prisoner exhibited considerable
nervousness during O'Nearsexaminittion.
' Mrs. Trotter sworn : Shii:. , remembered
the , prisoner, ho having twice visited her
house. On the last occasion his conduct
was - unbecoming and auspicious, and she
ordered him out of the house:-
Several other witnesses *ere exainined
whose testimony was unimportant.
Mr. O'Reilly asked, on behalf of the pros
ecution, that, the prisoner be remanded for
eight days, as he believed from his knowlL
edge of the case that delay Was important
teethe ends of justice.
The prisoner said he had no objection to
the'offer, and the Court granted the delay
asked for. -The #isoner was.then remand
' ed'until tholeth. - , ,
Some persons believe the large quantiti
of nitro-glycerine obtained in New ,Irorle.
.Con - forgeLordere'.Wea &Mined for use in
this eity,.as part of the plot which resulted
in the death of McGee.
.• MONTREAL. April 9.—At a meeting of the ,
tity'r,...ounell this nfternoonilt ,was nnatif
Monsly re'sedvedllnitrthe funeral expenses
of McGee 'he borne by the city, and an ari.
propriatitin of $lO,OOO 'was voted. It was
also rowOrKl that tbelfayor be authorized.
to offer a reward of 15,000 for the arrest ,of
t h e:Mnrderer.:
The' wife of Whalen was arrested , last
-, 140110. F drf3 ; 7 3 - • ,
The foreman of large manufacturing
establishment here. 'disappeared. Sabirday,
j '
night. He' was , of known Fonian'proclivi-'
U 9904148 anspacted,of, implicated.
At a, meethigof Bt., Patrick 's,Society,
'dettOgnCed:Al3 - o' 44 i"igination
strong ierma,pnd resolutiotis woreadoptod
eklmsiiibt h ettrrtitiivandlndignation at the
criMe, an heartfelt sympathy with the
widow.' tmeletles 'wised ,
similar resolution,,: "'The funeral *lir take
•place on 1519 fttimarning,-rand will , bashe
- mOsturipoenig; gripmkratiou s ever witness
ed here. A• '
' Jirlbchln.plepr,york Legislature._
(Ity Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gasettd.l . ;
A.Lnarnr, April.9„ 7 ,
the resolution. tOr", , tbo :OPPellitulOPt a
63hIMIttee.10,,)14vgausititrthe charges !of \
btibo&_!4 : 7orib t ectiiinlivith,the Erie Roil
way bill earoj Mithan'aMendment
posing to ga bank to :the legislation of 1866
and le6Z, relative to the Central Railroad
ftlYeat i rkrilLeci , o4 , 17. Ntifurther
,adtlon i • •
ALBANY A .ril 9.—The Comaitiee
;Ow arryJ l . , erTe4 the chart: es l lll)ede.k,
Glenn a. 'Alexander Frew . , o f
Assembly, spent the day in exarfatdhitho
-13131 decti-i They. .11114 a.sworn Mri tßeMvand
the witnesses-and find no jtistilligitietifei"
=awe. They will so report td.:4Thgrlbie
Jig. ?AVM fits!) J;
Steamer Sea Bird Burned on Lake
Michigan-,Over One Hundred
Persons Lost—Full Particulars
of the Calamity. .•
[By Telegraph to the PittsbUrghltiazette..l
CHIC- 00, April 9.—The side wheel steam
er Sea Bird, belonging to the Goodrich Line,
which left:Milwaukee lase night, was burn
ed off. Waukegan, Illinois, this morning.
The vessel and cargo are a total loss. No
communication has yet been had with the
wreck from shore. It is supposed all on
board shave been losL The vessel was valued
at 1.70,091 No•insttrance.
VAIYET,GAN, ILL., April 9.—Previous to
the thecovery of the burning steamer off
this Place this maiming; it heavy explosion
was heard on the lake from the direction
in which she was first seen, and it is sup
posed that the fire originated from the boi
ler exploding. When seen she was envel
loped in flames, and appeared to be unman
ageable, and drifting at the mercy of the
waves, which were running high, the wind
blowing a gale from the northeast. The
upper works have been entirely burned,the
smoke stack gone, and larboard wheel
house apparently gone also. The hull is
now drifting toward shore in the direction
of Lake Forest: A sail vessel remained in
the vicinity of the burning steamer for two
hours during the morning, and then started
towards Chicago. It is reported front Mil
waukee that there were between thirty and
forty passengers on her list.
PULL i . .tivricur.Aits OP THE CALAMITY.
Cmca!oo, April 9.—The Sea Bird belonged
to the Two rivers, Manitowac and Chicago
lino of, steamers, had made four trips this
season, and VMS on the fifth when she met
with the terrible disaster reported this
When off Waukegan, about half-past six
o'clock this.morning, a fire wasseonnisuing
from a pile of miscellaneous freight stored
around the after - guards, outside the la
dies' 6ffiin. -In ten minutes' time
the entire stern of the boat was
wrapped in flames. Prinn,_ the statement
of one of the rescued it appears that all on
board became demoralized, even the offi
cers, no effort being made to lower. the
small lxiats.
The only survivors, as far as known are
C. A. Chamberlain andjEdwin Hannelsber
ry, passengers from Sheboygan. The hit
ter makes the following statement:
There were in all about one hundred per
sons on board, including eight or ten ladies
and seven or. eight children. About five
o!clock this morning I saw smoke
arising on the .main deck, just below
the ladies' cabin. There was a
lot of tubs and some straw lying near, and
the fire'' got -among them right away. I
cried "fire" • and the crew and passengers
rushed from their rooms. There was great
confusion and the fire spread so
rapidly as fo convince me that
it had been burning a long time,
Within five minutes the after part of the'
boat was in flames. Do not - think the la
dies had•time to get out of - the state rooms,
and some , of them and the , children must
have been burned. An effort was made by
a portion of them to reach the small boats,
but it failed
A. M.
-Mr. Chamberlain states that about half
past six he was looking over the side of the
steamer and saw a porter' come out of the
ladies' cabin with a scuttle of coals and
and ash* and going to the bulwarks
near vvhere a crunaity of
oellibieouti • freight was stored, to
throw the contents overboard: In
about a quarter of an hour he heard
an alarm of fire and saw the flames
issuing from this pile ' of, freight. It
seemed not more than ten minutes be
fore the whole after_ part of the
steamer , was in flames. In . his ophilen
when the porter threw the coals overboard;
the wind drove some of them back into the
freight. lie heard no explosion, and thinks
that if the fire had caught from the boiler
explosion it would have been discovered
Captain Yates, of the schooner Cordelia,
states that, when off Waukegan he saw the
burhing steamer. Was distant from her
four or five miles. Bore down on her and
succeeded in rescuing two passen
gers, one of whom was in • the
water and the other on - the steamer.
Think it not possible that any others were
saved.. Learn from one of the snrvii*ors
that after the steamer took fire the helm
was lashed hard aport, causing her to whirl
round and round as long as the engines
worked. Thu Cordelia did not leave the
wreck until it was burned to the water's
edge.' ' *.
The following are the, names of those on
board, as far as ascertained: G. 13. David
son, Robert Scott; George Nieman, Thomas
Carpenter, Peter Sullivan, G. A. Goia, L.
Lincoln, Edwin Neighbor, H. .Comstock,
of Rome, New York; Geor ge W: Emory and
S. C. Watkins, clerks, of Manitinvae. Offi
cers : Captain, John Morris; First' Mate,
Richard Hacklin; First Engineer, Thomas
Hanalian ' • Clerk, James Hodges; Stewart,
John liforrison; Crew M. Morissey, M.
Malone, John Giemmon, Jason and James
O'lltirke,..l. Burns, Cook, and Billy, assist-,
ant; J. Simpson and ;1.- Brennan, cabin
The y
following embarked, at Shebogan:
H. Gaylord and wife,' William G. Mal
lory, Wm. E."E. Sharpe,JcilittO'Brie ,n The
,efkore Stein, D. C. Daggett, ,EdwinHunne
'burk;'-' 'L. Packard, Dr. 'L. Bock,
Edward Provinskall, Henry Ullrich,
of, ' , Glimbutah, A. O. Chamberbiin and
,Sptague, both of Sheboygati Falls; O.
:Percy, of • Detroit; M. Gallagher, of: Xenia,.
Ohio, M. Pieper and Wife, and JANE. Leon
ard,- ,of .Chicagb, F Lester, wifeand chil
.and'two travelling agents, names un
(Be Telegraph to tht-Plitsbuttrhatilmailte.
Ddrt APrI F filen tr i
which Were to have uitnepeen duringth e h ol i d aysberthPcm°till 'the 'loth
6li dnytoonunenees to-mor-
T ,
rnwhl season 1
a business will be gen
c ' r
a w l ly. 'll `
i sitspe n e I I CI c until - the morning of
Thursday hext
... I • ----..- , •.. , I .
... .
1 - LavEnibin., April , 9.-Cottort• closed firth
Ilatla decline of -34;,middlIng uplandsin port
;- 12 A - tO arrive 12, Orleans'WM, sales 16,009
bales; - Advice's from Manchester are ihveir
4111 e for 'goods, and yarns active and buoy-!,
ant.' BresdattitTs....l3arl6y declined to S.
id: ' Corn "steady at :395; 94; Wheat-15a
'lod.: for ',Califcirnitr White, and 14s. 3d.. for
red west e rn . - Oats 4S. - ';Peits;. 475. Flour
375. Prtrvitdons clOsell steady at the roller' -
inirprices: Beef, 1255.; Pork, &1.5.; Bard; "
, 121:t.; Oheese,.sse.; iiiplrib3 of auxpentine de ,,
Mined tcv33a.n 544 Spirits of Petroleum / 8 •1 4
refined . steady ; at ~ is, 2d.; Sugar, 265.; Tat = 7
.1 LoNio 111.9LEveitine.-Consels gips. :
t d-v aill a 5-2074.nx024;Ti 1i P??4,
A t
etiti. • '' e;475‘; . . f1 _.....- 1
' . 454 4 .. 01ve.- , .EvenntSt-nuw
Ictiepd - ,fitlif - ''")'''' -.'
.t'i NI.G.!,
11"' VilcApri - 9.*A 6 Peti ol . l 4 l ln steady
. ~ . , . .. ~,r 'I 1:11
It 42. and.222teentirm444 , . - -- 4
—The Black Crook Company opened in
Johnstown on Monday.
—4'ntnam and Zanesville voted against
consolidation on Mondar.
—Pickpwkets are plentifully distributed
throughout Lancaster, - Pa.
—Brown's Hotel in Erie is closed for re
pairs, which were very necessary.
—Dr. S. M. Dean has been elected Presi
dent of the Chicago :Dental Association.
—There were heavy Republican gains at
the election] off - Tuesday In Kenosha; Wis.
—Acar of coal oil was burned - at Altoona
on Saturday. The work of an incendiary - ..
—A company to establish nn edge tool
manufbetory is flourishing in Huntingdon,
-411 Over the country buildings are going
up. Chicago is getting a great many fine
—Five political meetings . are to be
held to-morrow in Louisiana, and six on
—The entire Republican ticket was elect
ed in Janesville, Wisconsin, by a largely
increased majority.
—Safe Deposit Company, such as.exists
in Now York and Philadelphians about to
be started in Chicago
—Another heavy fruit occurred ut Mont
gomery, Alabama, Wednesday night, and_
vegetation is much injured.
—The amount of grain in storept Chicago,
Milwaukee and Toledo on the first of April
Amounted to npWards of 6,505,922 bushelS.
—Mrs. Geo. "Fox, living in- Trciy, Ohio,
hung herself on Tuesday., She had been •
ill for six months and was probably insane.
—The Yale College crew have challenged
the Harvard to row a six oared race at
Worcester, July 24th, 'lt will be accepted.
—A resolution was adopted, yesterday, in
in the Ohio Senate to adjourn on the 17th
inst. until the first Tuesday in December.
—Services will be heldin all the Roman
Catholic and Protestant Episcopal Church
es in the city p::-day, because it is Good Fri
—The Ku-Klux- Klan are rampant in
Cairo, 111. Dr. Taggart, a prominent Radi
cal physician, has been ordered to leave the
The lumber crop gotten out on Lakes
Huron and Michigan this year will fall
short about 200,000,000 feet of last season's
stock. . .
—There is less ice in Lake Superior than
there usually is at this season of the year,
and what there is is broken into'quite small
—Brigham Young has sent an• order to a
firm in Philadelphia for sixteen complete
sets of harness, to be gorgeously orna
—Capt. Bryson has been relieved of the
command of the Lake revenue cutter Mich
igan, and Commander. James R,Jonett has
succeeded him.
—Mr. W. P. Patten, of Delaware, Ohio, $l5O worth of clover seed by sponta
neous combustion. It was in. an almost air
tight bin all winter.
—The Georgia Medical Association, which
has been in session at Augusta, for two
days past, hats appointed delegates to• the
National Convention.
—Close estimates shay there is no cotton
in the State of Alabama except that which
is., AitteiVarebouse at.Montgoatery, wbl
-holds about 25,000 lades.
—At Syracuse, N. Y., Wednesday night,
the residence of Perry R. Rowley was
burned, together with adjoining :buildings.
Loss $40,000; partially insured. - -
—A gunpowder explosion at a stone
quarry near Philadelphia, Wednesday,
:badly injured Win. Russell about the head
and blew off the foot of John.Rigley.
—Governor. Swann, in an address before
the Philadelphia Democratic Club, on Wed
nesday night, said Maryland Was .the only
thorough Democratic State in the Union.
—The office of J. C. Abbot, a lawyer of
Lowell, - Massachusetts, was entered on
Wednesday evening and robbed of twenty
five thou.ssrld dollars' worth of stock certifi,
catt, bonds, &c.
—Several members of the base ball club
arrested on Monday. night, in Memphis, on
a charge of being •Ku-klukers, 'have sued
the Superintendent of Police for heavy
sums for false imprisonment.
—ATtepublican mass meetin,g, composed
mostlfof colored people, Was held at Au
gusta, Cola., yesterday. There were ad
dresses b 3 several speakers and Candidates
were nominated for county offices.
—The body of an, infant, with several
wounds upbn it, was found in Hammer
creek, Lancaster county,. on Sunday. It
had evidently ben born alive,but the
mother and murdereas have not ben found.
.. . . .
--Snow commenced falling at four o'clock
yeatericlay marniag aV.olficinnati; and cog
tinned until five r..m.;With three inches on
_ground, when -Itliirned to a warm,
steady rain; which at ten 1.:31. continued
unabated. : • . - , • -
, .
—The Philadelphia Board of Trade held
a meeting last night for the.purpose of ox
tending an invitation :to thir Boston Board
of Trade to meet there sin May?, on the oc
casion of the organization of the National
Board of Trade.
=A colored servant woman in Nashville,
witB burned to death by the e.iiiloslon of a
lamp containing what had been,rboughtlor
coal oil. On examination of the fluid it has
been found to contain large quantities of
benzine and camphine.
—Three of the machine shops_of the Peo
ria, Pekin and Jacksonville Railroad at
Pekin, 111., were destroyed by fire Wednes
day night. Three engines and•much valu
able machinery was consairored. Loss,
e 50,00 0; insured In NOW York CekitiPaniPS•
_ —The Nov i York East Conference of the
I%iethodist Eplampal Church.-ii session at
l ithe Summerfield M. E. Church; in Brook
lyn, on Wednesday passed repplutions urg
ing the Legislature lo pass the pending bill
with regard to immoral - pUblications.
na — otud ße y .v. ' e H lec e t m7 ed Pr Gre esi e d li en h t l 7.of b" :.; D n ick unani enson -
College of. New Jeraey, to fill the vacancy
causedby the Lite reslgnatiOn of Rev. Dr.
McLeon. Dr. Green, who' is 'w nephew of
Hon. N. W. Green, late - Chancellor of New
Jefasyt is, a Er°fostax*- In :.the Presbyterian
Theological Seminary at liwelton.
The Strike of the West "Albany, N. y.,
workinen' hits ended; Mr. •Totrence, Vice
'President -,of the York.; Central Rail
road,bsying Puletinced .that following
advance " of wages had been granted: Car
writers', twenty-five tiOthirty-eight cents:
Anwkmen,, twnlve and a half cents; painters,
twenty five cents; wobd'macbine hinds,
fifteen'ts3 eighteen cents; machinists, twen
ty-ilve cents. • ' • • -
_ —A Canadian officer arrived in New
York, Wednesday,, from Fort Columbus,
havirig n in'hiS charge werblioner named Jno.
'Hciag+' who , is. charged with;sbaving com
mitted art atrocious murder and robber, 'in the clty of Toronto; Cant* in Febru
ary . last: The officer bad a - warrant for
=Roag's arrest, homed- by it , , , Torunto rallghs
trate_, had , been the prisoner's
track for s ome mien *rand, Hoag
Was about to enlist:in the :emu army.