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;.-,-- 4 VOLU-NEE - X,XXXIII.
I rwErEorm cpc-1,40c1c.
The 'lmpeachment TrialT-Argtt
meni on the rending Questioli
• Of EVillen . .4.,- 4)ble.Clion Sustain
ed—Chief JUstice Not .Sustained
. by the Senate 7 Thepefense Close
Theiik• Test&MotlY. -
(By Telegraph tithe Pittsburgh Gazette.-'
Ir . , ' , WAsittiltiTo's, April 18, 1868.
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SENATE. : fl ."7
1 i Ti 4 dittitaiiieCited ` a
elbyctiiii'eleck.' - The
Managers and members of the House were,
successively announced. , Mr.-Steyens was
not present atoe opening: :.
' By directionCoft the Chief. Justice:the
iitietstienpefiding-yesterdayfiWas read, as
- foil 6 WM _ ..`. • ' • '
"We, the counsel for the President, offer
-. toiffottftliiit ttiePtesident, at a meeting of
theArs.lithr4l*hilef thehill was before the
President 'llnixtry torproval,:laid Wirt the`
Cabinet the Teniii&bf-OlileOlet•ter Their
oonsidesation and advice to the - President
respecting his approval of the bill - e 'en - T .
' therbuftrathe member* of the Cabinet then
present gate their, advice to the President
that' the' bill was - nneonstitutional and
. should . .be -returned to Congresswith his
objettions, and that the' uty of pr eparing a
message setting• forth•the objections to the
constitutionality.of the bill was devolved
upon Mr: Seward anci , Mr. `Stanton;—to .be
ibllowed up by proof of what was .no by
the. President and Cabinet up to the time of
ftendhig in the message by the President."
Senator JOIDISON suhmittedthe follow
\ . _ Mariager, , WILSON rose to speak, when
• 'ing questioata the cOunsel orthePrestdent
in writing : •
Do the counsel understand that the Mane
, Apra deny tihat4he statement made.by the
President in hls inessage, on DOC.l2th, 18G7,-
in-the evidence given by the Managers, at
page 45 No. 9of the official report of the
trial, thatthernerabers of the Cabinet gave
the opinion last • stated as to the Tenure-of
' Officeaot, - and is the evidence offered to cor
roborate theirstatement, or for what other
..parpmte lag offerell" _
to the:President's counsel : - •
Do the counsel for the accused not con
w ildeitahil the validity of •the: Teniirp-of-Of
flee iayr was purely a question of law to be
titt•Mined in this trial by the Semite ? If
.-• l'idiVitithey considerthat the opinions of the
„ L thetDahtnet . officera touP•ltug that question
• --le OOMpete9Vevidence by - which 'she judg
meat olf=the Senate ought to.be . influenced?
~ + elfeinatir EDMUNDS 'asked`Wher Ake
• aitgatme at -son.,•thei part of - the Managers
not be continued while the Senate
werii - considerilig the questioni?
'.• If ThaITHIEE .H.MlTC'Ereplied2in the af
firmative •-• • •
" .11111'CIATIS'said they would- prefer that
y•that course.. - 2 _ .-, -,:t . -_--
-+ Mansger.WlLSON. . - _-• . ! 'from man
-44.11. _ ' l ' ' '• •• for _the
reason that ; . , from meMbers of the
Cabinet has no*eight; except in referenCe
to matters ,relit i ng exclusively -,to their
own departmed ' and'thet*if it. -were, the
, ,advicegicen in t th e is; intl.:age wile not given
at such. a time, so as to, render it aitulable
for the ."I:fe then wentinto the gen
eral gnesttionNot therelative powers of the
executive,andAlegislative branches, main
taining:it; gijist, ••length ' that -the cheeks
within the power =of r • the ; Executive
-- •• to-itepose^ ,
'"tittte' legislative branch
.'Were....: exhicu lzby. the exercise of
his veto prerogative; whereas, onthe other
hand, all his actibns were. stilkaubject to
supervision by the two houses of-Congress,
.. : whose meastirea he was required to carry
ont: In support of his position, that the
law making power is supreme, Mr. Wilson
cited numerous:authorities and referred to
cases in English history where the. King
• himself had deferred to the will of Parlia
ment. He held that if the President had a
.. right to efip lease thelawapf.Congress, his
, I stibbrdinates:cOubLeall in• tined:ion the or
ders of the President, and anarchy *Quid_
ewe.. Itecapitulatinge, he , said the Presi
dent could not, asinine the prero ' tive`of a
King, who "could do no wrong, and con
sequently could initeltheiterlinnelf behind
a responsibility of his Ministere. A
',Mr- gifft- 11 . 9 declined to
,follow the hon
irable Manager -In' lintielpating the gues
tiotute.whichwere a Ilt subject only for the
final argument, but would confine himself
tO the point at lime. He proceeded to claim
that tbatettiegony bowing on the question
of intent , ` ealledlbr in rebuttal of the
• allegations of , the articles •which charge
evil intent and wilful violation of the Con
stitution.; ••The hontirible Manager had ar
,,,,,, ed agAtpur on an assumption, to show
.4ft t Neif• itf i this, fact, thas several artiedef, t
' bat/ -ithidratthr re-eke - the question of
bltilltilki? to f ttiltr obEgos-
In answer to itsenstor /10Winerk question
,• /1-,•sjlpi tu tpnVinOmtgofillta'cribinet would
be p on the not as experts in
cerrattittitkuni F lavr butte .prove"that they
.....(•• . - suittlied the President to a course of action,
which-- -, anagi. claim will therefore purge
of the J. t. ef ?fiance. ' ' •
, ' Sanallor-ar defeat . ;My r. Curtis
that tin:l...did not undsmsnd the
. Ifielitestalle;llenyZithiPissertion in the'
- . Pretddent'a message that lie had been ad
iised- by - the ipet t ln,thesnat" ter ' and
wifilabit in nee ; QC* iestimony„ to the
• fatne.effe.. tr.. ;, ~, ,•, ~ , • , , ,t, -
The MEP-JUSTICE read the ertieles
, 7"."- , - Went - and= eXptissited liis i
..,,j3,,,' nithetaliteVidetietillitin9:l was oP
p cable to those potato • • - • 1
rho Yet iM 4 •ftYstira4l4 l Wn taken,
-,-. • -"mar - 2 0 t 0 4 91 4 39. -Ale um-4ton of the
'•• - '• Chief tatiee was b -Intritile V "and the evi
dence not ,•-•., I - - .
lir. We ' " bethe)iavi; iYis '
•. 1 then recall . 41. 11 .0"onier ' 4to ask
:. • allto-whothOY the-g9latioa ,ip lleness
.--- -of the 'penureofee to :.
, was con
sidered in Cabinet meettoo n sitmto Its
return with the objectiottrOf
t r ioa l
and whether the opinion w "i
4 ' ' - rd Al t he r` alrfig i t2llllo Y & : S in . of a Sec '
. bjected, contending
the last ruling.
Ith•7o - AidaTEl is testimony was in
2 ,, r ~ rilifeWpff gat 'engietiri(egArw not the con
-4 . itito4:llrlall of thelMO: Oil d bold it was
• , , ;.r LER read from the veto ,
e( • - r - a„ .• -• . tektfinettat the President' yetoda
r • S he b i . - • ' pound: hst.itAia net apply
.. ; 1- "thril • moompersof., C abs
- watt : 27 ,, ,' po:"-...- v i 4 1 4'44tVietai4 to
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~..._-.'soquieliab iri his re
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Ptu Nig , bin
question tot the Senate and the evidence . was
lrefused adnussien—vote 2l to 26.
Mr. EVAILTS then asked if at any Cabi4
net meetings held between the time of the
'pamagei" of - the Tenure-of-Office bill 'and the
.removal of Stanton, the subject of how the
public Setvie&-*Ultelfected'hyZit- of
sidered, and witness replied that it had
been considered repeatedly.
counsel to prove that on
such occasions the, President and Cabinet
determined'apropier'tegard for AIM public
interests required that a case should be ar
*uipclin. some way so as to procure a ju
dicial decision as to the c o nstitutionality of
the law. •
Manager . BUTLER . said the Managers_
would like to have the Senate, in accard
mice with their previous votes, declare all
• such evidence immaterial, and r stop the
-trials to their-patience of attempts to intro
duce it at
Mi.EV/iRTS briefly rejoined--that the
learned• Manager,,from - the freknency and
leriOh of his remarks;: seemed 'to think the
patience of the Senate unlimited' and cape
,ble of receiving impressions only from one
Senator 'HENDERSOZI' ,asked ; whether
this evidence might riot be introduced-in
mitigation- of wlhiit might be loin - bed ,
with deposition, but- -'note necessarily
with disqualilleation from. Mee: , -
Manager BUTLER replied it could not
be offered's/Ith such a design to this Court;
but if it could be, this was , not the proper •
time forniitigating testimony, which was
always Pffered after- conviction and before'
-I' equation was submitted - and the Sen
ate byli Ittii'Orlibleteen to thirty decided
in the negative.
So the evidence Wes not adniitted and the
Senate, took recess.
On re-assembling; at 2.25, Mr. EVARTS
asked; if, within, the period mentioned in
.the. Cabinet discussion there.:was anything
suggested or said about using force do order
to bring about a settlement of the question
r Manager - BUTLER objected4for the rea
son that it was covered by the riding, and
the. Senate sustained the objection by 'a
vote of eighteen to twenty, ,
- Mr. Welles, on cross=exammation,, said
he had received but one commission as See
rotary of the Navy, which was Abraham
Lincoln's:. Called of the President Feb
ruary WA, before twelve o'clock. The
nomination of. Mr. Ewing was then made
out. He testified yesterday Mr. Stanbery
had an engagement at the Supreme Court
at twelve o'clock, but it was only his infer
ence. Does 'riot know why officers under
General Einory's • command were called
from a party to go to headquarters. Did not
hear it was to warn them not to go to amas
querade. Does not, know whether he stated
to the President anything but that officers
were called for, and that the War Depart-
Ment was unusually lighted up.
Edgar Welles, a son of the Secretary,
Chief Clerk in the Navy Department, VMS
the next witness for the defence. He cer
tified to the form of commission for navy
agenp, and then stated what he heard at'
the; Nrtli te4thLlif eqhni4loAW to his
father the same niglit. The lady of the .
house told him about the call for officers to
go to headquarters. ,
Mr. EVARTS then stated the counsel had
in attendance the Secretary of the Treasnry,,,
Secretary of State, Secretary of the Interior
and Postmaster General; aridwere prepared
to' give the mile evld ce they had iadshed•
40;flillilWiteitu the...atthrt NMif‘..?
duce in ceiniWitieutainfithe late ruling.
Alexander Randall, Postmaster General,
was then called and, testified that ,Foster
Blodgett was removed from the office of
postmaster at Augusta, in consequence of a
complaint -in. writing of misconduct. He
produced the papers and letters which.
effeeted the removal. - ,
Mr. EVARTS offered them in evidence.
!Mana,ger BUTLER objected, unless the
cotripinint!'were fftSo...fileti;:but afterwards
partly" Withdrew ' the 'Objection and the
papers were read. The President appoint
ed Blodgett with the consent of the Senate.
Witness suspended him under the practice
of the department and the law of necessity.
Witness did not allege any particular stat
ute in defense of:his. action. Commurdeai
ted it to - the President; did it without con
sultation with him. Suspended Blodgett
on hearing - of his misconduct , from
the District Attorney, and on seeing his
indictment for perjury, &a. Did not id;
dude a copy: of the indictment in papers
lic . jekincedi because Atazllld 'not: know It
would'berequired;liiit cocild'ilciab. Gave
Blodgett no means of defending himself by
intimation that he would be suspended,
but did• so on the ground of indictment.
The, ease let; neaterTkeen reported to the.
Senate. Had hot appointed- hundreds , of
men who could not take the test oath, nor
one. that;lie is aware of. Did not inquire
„whether ; the' men who brought the indict
iiiinfwere Unionists. It was not hiskasi
ness. He dealt with the simple fact.
`Senator MERMAN siffiniftted the inter
rog. atories whether the question of the ap
plicability of the Tenure-of-Office to Mem
bers appointed by Mr. Lincoln ever-came
before the Cabinet for discussion, and if so
what the opinions were? .
Several ofs the. objected that
'din slain question had-al lettiV‘ beentnled
inadmissaple, and the yeas and nays being,
taken resulted 20 to 26. So the question`
was not allowed, tg;turanawered. •
' - HVeritTlir rose and" stated tliaTitiq a :
continued illnesss of Mr. Stanbery pre-'
vented counsel from saying positively,
as far as they knew their evidence was
all in. .
The Court then, at three o'clock and forty -
minute adjourned, and the Senate Mimed
THE GEORGIA ELECTION":
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.) "
AUGUSTA, Ga . ,- April 18.—The election in
Georgia commences to-morrow. The in
terest is very - Intense and both parties are
equally confident. 'Reports from columbus
state frauds have beet discovered in regis-,
tration and . charges have been prefelred ,
Agahist Hulbert s .the Chief.
,Registrar in the
Mate. - .Maple precaution 'hat hetet taken'
by General Meado to preserve order during
the progress Of the election, troops' , having
been sent to all impOrtant points for this
purrxise. Heavy rains continue.
• •••'.l ElNXlkingingig*N,aargfrig ,l4olllB.
037 Telegraph to Pitt burgh Gazette 3
"Louts, 4.pril,l9 l ,Aghatitlopeataele
was presented hi the. 'river belo w this city
yesterday. During the cholera WO KM , '
mer a large-number of the bidiesotvictims ;
of the epidemic were buried by the citron'
Arsenal Deane; a short distance below OW
city. The river has been for .150ille-litne
graterNAMT/ag Olkasiand awaYr and
y r y the water reached the trenches"
in which the bodies were buried and wash
aohlretAlsy,' ht,:tkitiN Wins out; whic4 ,
floated down the streani. Twenty-four
td=ll_4ava. kenrwovered and masustreS4
'w"SetnWtlt. Three Mill i
, 0 10 1 e. t ligalbkV44••;t1so 'be protected cii`tO ,
movessa a place of safety.
the likleialis"4ll4: sailed
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Investigation - e' the AEthutsitani Ceee=7 .
'i The Press Farelpdtst-uThe'Priiiiner WhOl
lan - Committed for Trial..-Setzare of Fe:.
nlau CorresptifideureTite Assassination
Arranged In New York. t.. , -'-'.
[By Telegraph to thtil'ltt ni gh Gazette.) '
OrrAwA, April 18.— e investigation in
the assassination case Vats resumed this
morning. Counsel : f I the Cricivn, acting
under instructions frci the Government,
.. ~ „ . .
have excluded everypers on not interested
in the case from the nrt, including all'
`ltteMbers'of the press. It was disebvered ,
this morning.that api eof iron, used'ai i
support for Borne_ pipe which pass through
the prisoner!s celli",hq Peen:taken off." The
prisoner was-it . Once reliedrathen a piece
of iron nine inches to was found concealed
under -his- arm and. I tween his - shirts.
This circumstance does tend to lessen
the suspicion against ...., The detectives
admit that since .y - . . tty Most important
evidence against W . elan has been ob
'A large nri. ber of parties have
suddenly:; left .Otta • anticipating cirl.r
dente Implicating:them In lifeaecTe =Sas
sination is in the possession of the author- .
OTTAWA, April 16;.;:ireiting.—Whelan has
•• . been committed foral on the chargeof
MONTBEAL, April 1 .—All the corresponl
which passedbe tween the Fenian
leaders in New, Tor -:and: Montreal, has
been seized by the Government and• - ••tt
grand exodus of prominent 'lrishmen from
Canada- to .the:Vnited States commenced
this afternoon in consequence. Over fciur
hundred persons are implicatedin the gib*
..respondence . with O',Neil and ••O y . ,
Mid the entire affair will be brought beftore
the Court in Ottawa. It is reported thatnn
international ease will be made out of it, as
documents' have,been, 'discovered . which
,tend to show that the murder of McGee
was plotted, in New York and appeoved..of
before a'committee in Montreal. - -
'The St. Lamrence river Is•now open to
Adjoarnment or the Convention—Removal
of the State Treasurer and Other Officers.
By Telegraph to the Ptttiburgh GatiAte.
RICHMOND, April 18.—The Convention
adjourned at midnight, subject to the call
of the Committee' only. r The President
and Secretary signed the, Constitution.. A.
resolution bad been adopted dispensing
with the signing by members. It is under
'stood the Conservatives would have refus
ed to sigult: AmOng the Republicans vot
ing against the
.final adoption was one
ne ffter adjourrunent speeches werei
and Mr.-Porter, a leading Republican; pie
dieted the adoption of the Coustitption by
a• large majority. lifesers.Shead and Allen,
also leading- Republicans, predicted its de
feat? and, said, it would -be deserved. Mr.
Shelia' opposed , it Mainly etithe ground of
itsi - saleged fraudulent Character) on home
stem& exemption, and Mr. Allen because it
1111mq/white men itniter the negro.
Caen.. Sockfield , to4lay,tnugamded..7. S. Cal.
‘ymt, nib State , Treaintrer,' - carr the charge
1.; 'fark 4 4-bY 'the,Govtavor , .),..
-Told UrOdloton,tiluperintenderit of the
Stide Prison, has teen rentoved. and Burn
ham Wardwell appointed. in his place.
L. W. SaVagels Mayor;aint - a neW set of
officers wereto-day appointed for Charlott.4:"
Tha Conservative membere.,of the Con
`ventiiilnive limed aitliddreas to the Is*) !
ple of the State., It is a resume of the 'argu
ments used as that side during the late
session. •' , • - ,
ISE LOUISIANA: ELECTION. .
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.,
NEW ORLEANS, April Ill.—The election
is passing off , quietly; but , few and trifling
, • .% -
disturbances have occurred . " The white
vote is considerably ahetui. The votes were,
not counted last night and the ballot boxes
were locked up, in a cell In a station house,
in 'charge of the Deputy' Sheriff. It is
probable.no returns will be given until the
full vote is officially. announced.
NEW OttmaNfi,. 18.--Orders have
been issued to commence counting the vote
immediately after closing the polls, in the
presence of two representatives of each or
ganiged PartYr the wanting to continue
without intermission until completed: - The
result - will probably be known tomorrow.
The Democrats are confident theybave car
ried the 'Fetish of. Orleans, and estimate
their malority.at twathousand. .
A dispatch received from the town of
Monroe, La., signed by Col. Edgar 'radial,
Internal Eevenue Collector, Capt. -George
C. Norcrpas, , United States Army, and
others, signing themselves "Loyal' Citizens
of Loubilana,ir declares the election ; as otm
ductedlytthat town...unfair and illegal and
illgnaph_tb tatilPittietntßh Gazette
WILMINGTON ( April-18.—The campaign
is-,cl amid , . nepa t rellelOd. excitement.
Both " parties are Making ' desperate: efforts
, i n N Lf at be sus.
gaCe ladlt illl th " pa ta,400
_g ee, ion, which own
menu next~. TU -WO. In the titles and
isCmoll•thc f ilogrellifin WO the liadical
ti Caliiinakint inane, while inthe Country
stray.frmrithe - pcills: - The vote will exceed
thafon thcticrientkan. question by at least;
76 i i e , The., total, _registered vote- 18 } fl6w
1' 000:g The Radicals: claim the ratification
of be amstitutton will , !torinet;peene and`
*,T ' 47 ,34 ' 31 0: Mao; rat the Conserve
consisting of lonr-fifths of the , white
tren Of the , State, del:hand:lW rejection. ,
behind. he vote for the .constitution.• The
Idellintbetweini th,S white end black races
throughout tho State is more bitter than at
any previous po“ ~r ic4 /, ill e.
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:" . .NAPPMAL by` tag 1 '
I By Telegraph to therlttsburgh Gazette.]
Mciirrik - Affill 18. Th e -ship Albert Gal-,
lath•wa&zetfuek by lightning and' burned
in '_ ~1.9W0r,-bay,, eoterdey morning. She
• ' •yew. ~ ,b aleauf..Cotton, which
• erl half &million
. 49 V °11 Yr .
e . - relpally insured
in Live ' Ade pas or_savinittlii
val a Z
vessel had been abandoned she Vex scuttled",
and the 'fain' Sittik.'•in' three fathom? of
1ft,4,-7.. , itt-'1!). ti . ..E...Wir,a, 'ii ',' ; , ~, • :, r
, - ,....j. ',4lo444 l 4*.Pflitegt V. l o4 lo ai'
*Te' - tele4lb to therm.' - nesetteoi •,, ,
41= —T ti ICI', tV 4.4l°llte4llMiti
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I... „biet: ',t, b1r . ..,. .: d eatrua,,ii d
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*....' t ...44" Leach an WIFJ,
• ' ' " - ';' s ' ''e ti Vl C lt e r niMianer ''
~ .e . e prPlnugf,,
'CourWall ' . .u=l ' . •:- , t f ~-..: :e•-•
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lioroh- , ca44lllla Elect! , ?4, 7 -Q,inir
icily Report otigatto ' al' Baioihe:
. from *.British Provinces—Mk:
[Hy Teregiaiiit 2 ,24) tine Pittsburgh Gazette.l
WASHINGTON, April 18, 1888.
1.:A1401.1TH CAROLINA ELECTION. •
OffiCial dispatches ieceived at General
Errant'il Headquarters, from Gen. Canby,
Gammanding li Second_ Military District,
allow that in South Carolina nine districts,
wbichieglstered 38,220 voters; have polled
21,8337v0te5. A paitial count qtliese show
Agit 7,,Z , 7 are for the Constitution and 4,900
FINANCIAL MATTERS. -
The 'fractional currency issued for the
week amounted to $375,000; amount shipped,
$476,255, including $50,000 to St. Louis.
Treasury notes shipped, $405,070, including
$50.000 to Louisville and $25,000 to Cincin
tutti.".l47atiorial Bank Notesjissned, $70,700.
Fractional Currency destroyed, $.'309,100.
Receipts of internal revenue for year to
PRESENTS TO SERGEANT DATES
Sergeant Bales today called on the Presi
dent,7ho gave hini several presents, inclu
ding among them portmonnaie containing
fifty doilars in gold.
. GENERAL SHERMAN
Was 'with the President at the Executive
Mansion this morning.
Q y'z' i•N,vs
WAsumorcav, April 19.—The - `quarterly
reports of all the national banks of the
country for the current quartet...have been
received at the office of the Comptroller of
Currency, with the exception of sixteen.
The returns show that•the banks generally
In their reserves are fully up to the re
quirements of law, mid that the items of
loarafand discounts and deposits in tha ag
gregate do not grvitly "differ from the re
pcuU made to the ;Department in April,
A largo number of National Banks have
failed to comply with the requirements of
the. Twenty•fifth section of - the National
Currency act. A few weeks ago ohe hun
dred and thirty-seven of them had never
caused an exammationof their securities ih
:the binds of the United States Treahury,
bid heftily two hundred others,-who have
at some time since their organization pro.
cured such examination, are delinquent in,
both the current. year -and that ending in
Jdne last.' The Comptroller of the Curren
cy has, accordingly called the attention of
National Bank' Officers to these facts, and.
adyises,them how the examination .inay be
Messrs. Curtb3 and Evarts called at. the
Ahatiglitprudent uorto act -them to ab
"interview wlthihat gentleman; owing to
hisphysleal condition. , He is, however,
*Mins np attetinvalescent, and expects to
sufficiently recover his health by Tuesday
to be able to attend the trial. According
.tp present indications Manager Boutwell
Wilt deliver his speech on" Tuesday, to be
fellowed,byMeisirs. Evartw and :Stanbery,
and Manager Bingham will maliethe cies
ing argument on or before Friday.
TSIPoirTB PROM DRIVE& PROVINCES.
It appears from the statement of the Di
rector of the Bureau of Statistics that the
total valuo of imports from' Canada and oth
er Britieli . ..Onerlatu provinces on the At
lantic during the fiscal year ending with
June last was P 1,245,780, , of which there
'iras freeP,623,11:18, and dutiable 822,919,539,
upon which the total estimated duties
Verq I 5 , 00 4 572 - - ' •
AMENDMENT TO PASSENGER LAWEI.
The amendment ,to the passenger-laws
propose tciCongreas -by Secretary McGill,
logh, ars chiefly such as have been suggest
ed by-vbsorvations of practical seamen.
Cretans and Tork!t Still Fight
'-ing—Labor and 'Trade Riots in
Italy-rTr,easure lot• the British
Treaty Proposed by German*.
By Telegraph to the 'Pittsburgh Gazette.)
Alin -.Ns, April 11.—Reports from Crete
state that several fights had taken place
lately between the insurgents and Turks.
The Cretans. ere victorious in most of
them. Two steamers, from Greece and
other Christian ports, still land food, gun
powder, arms and other supp es an mu
nitions of war, at the island, and, take
away refugeos. . • - •
SoLoonA, April 17.:=Tlie' serious, labor
and traderlots by whiekthe peas:* , of • this
city has been fearfully disturbed. the past
few days, are apparentl7 at an end; and
quiet prevails:. A - government order hai'
been published which prevents further
Printers' Association and'
Deinocratic -Union Workmen's Assoc's
tiop. • Their:headquartere have been seized
by the police.
' Loxpor;,.April /9.--Gen,, Napier, in corn
-mend of the Abyssinian expedition, in hie
last dispatch, requests , that heavy ro'•
mittance 'of treMunribf 'expanses of the
- army be. aellthere before the rainy season. -
sets In, as he anticipates during that season'
bliKOMMUnieatiott 'with 'ithe'otudtt will he
frequently if not wholly interrupted.
XErPRALITY OP PRIVATE PROPERTY' AT
t'IiERLIN, ApTu.. , i9:—The 'Parliament -MN
thel 4 tOrth fierlMatfegeration has adopt.
trig . #itimi 4 A - • *motions to Vona.
1 . . rqk s4 , olor,Anycpqmiationot.witit
.„.., cl powers &Hale puma% otcstablish
r - *Wangrillit abilolite.iielaftlitY. l 9i
--I r#::...at - lifiP4ol l o.*PtP tir •
.7 r) .1 0..1 - YS•1 1 -111*--"-
, t7 ,' : • ,'--- v :
ItilllXTinabilli; 40 'l9.,_Thi r ;ote a viship_
t o ittMilltikatiqw*ufaitriVed.Aos9l7
4 :".--. --;', 1 , ,:ii' , .. , ". -,.
', ft ;402*4 50e# Wore' the
.ofroiiit Court ,44 - StAktll4
1 file-',lnnUttillaftiring tobacco or distilling'
I .ligtiOrwfftijation of he revenue 'hv.
; , 1868.
HEALTH OF MR,..STANBERY.
CRETANS STILL FIGHTING
LABOR AND TRADE RIOTS.
THE DICKENS DINNER
TliAtmerican Dress and Charles Dickens
—Entertainment at •Delmonico , s—Speech
of lionize Grelev--Toosts—Respense of
By Telegranh to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l
NEw YORK - , April 19.—The Press 13an
(pet to Charles Dickens. at Dehnonco's
last evening, was a very pleasant and en
joyable affair. As early as four o'clock the
members of the press begin to. arrive. and
foremost among them was the .-President
for the occasion, Hon'. Horace 'Greeley. At
!fix o'clock the: parlers. were comfortably
filled with representatives of jour
nalism from various parts,of the
country;'comprising many of he most
prominent in political and literary la
bors. Two hundred and five seat tad been
Provided at the eight. _tables, all, of which
were occupied except' one, alloted to Thur
low Weed. Among those present_ were
Henry J.- Raymond, Manton Marble, Win.
Henry Hurlbut, M. Halstead, George W.
Demers, Samuel Bowles, Joseph R. Haw
-14., __George W. Curtis, Robert ',Bonner,
Wm. Orton, B. W. McAlpine, Isaac Butts,
A.'D. Richardson, Thomas W. Knox, Rich
ard J. Colburn, Junius H. Browne. Whit
law Reid, John Russel Young, J. W. Situ
monton, Ellis H. Roberts, Orange Budd,
John T. - Bonner, O. P. Dewey, .1,1". Fran
els, T. M. Davis and Edward Holden.
It- was ascertained, soon 'after the hour
appointed' for the reception, that Mr.
Dickens had been suffering from 'a severe
attack 'of indisposition . his—lodgings.
About seven o'clock -he appeared, leaning
on the arm bf friend, and,was visibly suf
fering from some -temporary ilhiefo. In
view of this fact all idea of a formal recep
tion was abandoned, and Mr. Dickens soon
after passed into the dining hall and the
During the demolition of an elaborate
repast an excellent band in an •adjoining
room poured its softened harmony over the
The following is ,a list of the regular
toasts: . - • . -
Pirst—Weleeme; Horace Greeley.
Second—Our Guest; Chas.•Hiekens.
Third—The Newyork Press; Henry J
Pourth—The Weekly Press; George Wm
INfth-.-The Monthly Press; Wni. Henry
S'ixth—The Boston . Press
Seventh—The New Fligland Press; Jos. R.
Eighth—The Northern/Tress; George W.
Ninth—The Weetern Press; Mural Hal
Tenth-The Southern Press; Edward De
Leon. , '
Etevergh—The Southwestern Press; T. 13.
Thorp. • -
Twelflll--The Scientific Press—G. L.You
About nine o'clock the President rose
and addressed the assemblage, concluding
as follows: "Friends and fellow-laborens:
We honor °twelves to-nlght in hoz e to: ss
the most successful, thoroughly suc
literary man -,of our, .times, one whom we
may proudly say is not ashamed of having
come - up, as most of us have come rip,lrom
the lower mini& of the ladder of the Immo,
and thougb,none of ns have reached ,anch,
fk.itsdiliktos4Ossi , atnitte 4 attAidedesilliatUsie
alga. -of -hope. . and. encouragement to
every - one of us. (Cheers.) We
are each successful in his triumph.
We are each, in seeing in What he has
done, how noble, how worthily he has done,
taught the road to• our own success. He
has preached the'ipspel of humanity until
even nobles and kings have liatened in ad
miration. In this success we have encour
agement to every one of us to go up higher,
-for there has been created a public, if there
was not thirty years ago a public. There
has been created a public ready and eager
to - listen to it. lt is the noblest and most
humanizing thought; which the best of us
is prepared now to put before this public.
Friends and fellow-laborers: As I am to set
you an example to-night with a short
speech, I will, without further prelude, ask
you to join me in this sentiment : Health
and happiness, honor and - generous; be
cause just, recompense to our friend and
guest, Charles Dickens. [Great applause
and three cheers for Charles Dickens.]
When the applause had subsided, Mr.
Dickens responded in an extended address.
In the course of his remarks lie alluded to
the feelings elicited among . Americans
by the unfavorable opinions express
ed in his "American Notes" and
Chuzzlewit. " He was delighted to
witness the improvement in the social,
moral and national condition - of the coun
try, as seen during this his last visit. In the
works referred to he had given his
honest impressions at that, time. He
then said, though the report pre
vailed that it• was his intention to
write another book on America,
it was fella, ah it was his firm determina
tion not to write another work on that sub
ject. On his return to England he should,
in his own journal, publish his present
impressions upon. Americiitwkd do justice
to the people of this country . -He pledged
himself that so long as he or his hearers had
any interest in the edition of "Martin Churn
zlewit" and "American Notes," those books
should 'contain an appendix refuting any
aspersions therein contained. He paid. a
high compliment to the energy, enterprise
and talent which, characterizes American
journals,iind wished his hearers all pros
perity and happiness, closing by invoking
all-blessings upon them for their fraterna
kindness towards him.
At the conclusion of Mr. Dickens' speech
the assembly- broke ferth in loud cheers
which, ere again and again repeated, every
person present.being •on his feet,'and the
,waving of handkerchiefs and vehement
gesticulations presenting an indescribable
scene of enthusiastic animation.,. The band
Ultimately was heard playing "God Save
tho' Queen:" The strain ;was taken up and
borne aloft by the same 'voices with fine ef
fect, every person Joining in the song with
all the- unction in him, .I,_ , •
Speeches-were', also made by Hon. J.
Raymond_, Oen. IV. Demers of the Albany
JournalEx-Oovernor Hawley, G.4W..Cur
tbi, J. W. Yonnvif the Tribune, andinany
Others: The n -1 1 was finely . , decorated
and the:par : ty separated about twelve
. of the Tnscaloo:
as (Alabama) Monitor, recently had a dif.o
floultymith a negro in.Tusealoo.sa county',
in which he:cut the negro 'with ; a knife.
Mr. RandolPh, learning his arrest was or
dered by the Military authorities, went to
Montgopuiry,Wkitire he-reported to General
Shepherd' H o Wits told to report Satur
'dayMeining utters o'clock`,' which he:did.'
'General Shepherd tientirribrineti -him that
he must be cominitted to the'military prig.
en:without :the benefit of;'bail. General
ShOPbeitLfurther , remarked :that
cases otroilitary arrests the parties would
-be-eorruattted,to,yrison there • to remain,
f a n o diacOuned . by a
Tim 1 1 4 was v ro ou e d . apeedy inveatiu
P4 / 0 - !/ B.Y4 l #4ntifigoLaM i u l l n *
, 6 : 6 ; 61i4 t i. .. ,0o n, iav , io ih izte d= e4of,
' ' 4
Yeats .2 •0 . „ , „14
_ NUMBER 93.
United State; _District Conrt—Judge
In the Bankruptcy branch a final dis
charge was granted and certificate awarded
to William H. Cartwright, of Wyoming
Petitions for final distEarge , were filed.by
W. W. White and S. M. Gordon,l of Oil.
City; John Magill, of Mercer county; Mer
vin S. Cotton, Crawford county,
Koehler, of Meadville, Crawford county.
Petitions for adjudication were filed by
G. Smith, of Bradford county, and Thomas
M. Poster ' of Erie county. ,
George Shims, Esq., filed a petition on •
behalf of H. B. - Clafilin & Co., against Sam'l
$. MOore, of Wilkesbarre r Luzerne county,
Praying that he be adjudged a 'bankrupt.
'rho petitioning creditors allege that S. B:
Moore is indebted to them in the sum of
six thousand four hundred and thirty-three
dollars and sixty-five cents; that on the
lith• of April he confessed judgment in
favor of Messrs. Phelps & C0.,0 Wilkes
barre, to the amount of $13,987,'-Ninth In
tent to prefer them to the injuiT•of othbr.
creditors, and that at the time tbe,confes
sion was made he was insolvent ; and had
admitted his knowledge, of the tact. The
petitioners further allege that the parties in
whosefavor judgments were confessed were
aware of the fact, but they obtained an
execution from the Court of Chmmon
Pleas of Luzerne'county, .under- which the
goods and - property are to be sold. -A rule
was granted on Moore to show cause why
'the prayer of the petitioners should not be
granted. ' '':•.
Mr. Shires also filed a bill in eqiiity in
the Circuit Court, - in which H..B..Clailiiri
& Co. appear as complabianti, and Messrs.
L. B. 'Moore, A. Y. Moore, J. C. Phelps,
Ziba Bennett, as respondents. Thelpfill sets
forth at length the acts "alleged in - the peti
tion filedin bankruptcy, and states that the
sale. of the goods anti property, - of S. E.
Moore, under the execution obtained on
the judgments confessed to Beni:tint, Phelps.
& Co., .will take place on. Monday.
The Court, granted a preliminary injunc-
Von restraining the partlei frb'm proceed
ing with the sae until the further order of
the Court, complainant giving bonds in the
sum 0f520,000 as security against any dam
age Which might be sustained 'by - the re
-spondents. - •
Dhtrlct Court-41i11> Bench.
In the ease of McClellan et arw. George
the'jury fotuld for the cle&ndint.
Motion for a near trial:
.On motion of Jantes Veech, Esqi, Thos.
Hindinan Esq., of Cleveland, was duly ad
mitted and qwditied to practice as an at
Alexander Gordon, of Wilkins township,
was appointed Appraiser under the bonsoli
dation act, to estimate• the emits-and value
of bridges, etc., claiming to charge toll,
Common Plm}--Full ltencti.
In November, 1865, the' City -- Councils
passed' an ordinance antlieriran - g'•"the con
struction of a sewer on Grant strset,-txtend
big from' Diamond street to the Mononga.
beta - liver. The understanding was that
the work Would be commenced' in the
spring of 1866, but for some. cause the!mat
ter has , been postponed, and some of the
14140141)Wegarftdotermined ifs . ,
ascertain the reason., • sr.
Addison Arttrars tiled a bll o • comp , .t„;
and asked for rule on Moore, the City
Regulator to show cause why the sewer-
has not been constructed as direeted by .
the ordinance of City Councils.- The peti
tioner sets sets forth that he is:the oymer of
a three story brick house on the east side of
Grant street, between Third •and ;Fourth,
and that owing to themoist and springy
ture of the ground much water accumu
lates in the cellar, as well an in the cellars.
of other buildings in the neighbbrhood.
He claims that this occasions injury and
inconvenience to him, and is detnmental
to the public health. The bill also .sets
forth the ordinance passed by Council, and
the fact that it was regularly signed, pub-
Railed, and recorded, and that he '('as well
as others) confidently expected- that the
sewer would have been conntructed in 1866,
thus removing the risk of life and health of
himselfand occupants of buildings by reason
of the stagnantwater remaining in the cel
lars as complained of. The Court granted •
a rule on-the City Regulator to show cause,
returnable on Saturday next at ton o'clock
Quarter Sessions—Pull Bench.
In accordance with an act of-the recent -
Legislature, directing the appointment of
two magistrates in the boroughs on •the
South side of the Monongahela iiver, in
this county, to hear and determine cases of
drunkenness 'and disorderly conduct, the
Court on Saturday appointed Justice W. H.
Barkor, of South Pittsburgh, and Justi n t
'Augustus Ammon, of Bad Birmingha ,
who will hereafter exercise such jurisdi
tion and be alloVved the usual fees therefoi.
During the trial of Duncan and Wickline
(on Friday) for felonious assault and bat
tery on %Vm. Killian at the drinking
saloon of Peter Spryer on Pennsylvania
avenue, Killitirt-testifiett that he and the
defendants had been throwing diee for
,"drinks." Spryer, the saloon keeper,
'when on the witness 'stand, - admitted tie
.faite, The Court on Saturday ordered that
Spryer give security in the sum vol:$500 for
his appear.snce to answer at next term sial
charge as might be brought against hi*,
and Killian was held' in •his own. recoggire
ante So appear• as a witness.
. BRIEF 'NEWS. ITEMS. 'il.l
—An immense grain elevator is beilLg
erected in Boston. - ~ .-- • : I
—Rock Island has no ice, aud=_atf prese t ,
is unable to get any:
—.Baltimore is full'of young Men fro
the:South seeking clerkships: ' - = i
—The'•Ru-Klux-Rlan have-sent 4 threat
ening letterto Judge Hunter, of Atemphlh.
—ln Benton county Tennessee, the wheitt
is uninJuxed by the imit,lmt, tke• fruit; is
-all killed. ' - '
—The British bark Tali, wag. burned in
Mobile bay Saturday, with 1;094 bales cdt
ton on bomd. , , „....
—Doctor John Romans, „, ,
physician, died Saturde,V•nigbt; at,Bosttth,
aged seventy-three Years.: •a - -,!' I
..„Tb e re Is a temperancesopiety in StOr
ling, ILL, which no one can loin who fl
not been an inveterate•toik3r. • ' ,-,)
"..—A man has just sold a railrOad cotritally..,
some land, in 'Omaha' for.l3l,ooe*lac la
iifFght Just a yt!er mo ,for,ll,oki..•!:.. t '' ". - i
In the Hiaalsaippi..oOnverdion on
urday, Capt. Townsend 'wits eiplied . f r
his recent assault-Upon the'Biesideut;'. - ;
—lh Dickson and Humphrey cohntieal n
Venues:zee the fruit. is not at all. injured,::.
'aud . there is every indication of a very e
-'-ktralenty Vincent : lectured to a v
enthvusiaatto audience on . Oliver, Crom -
ittPlymoutyckurchs Ch!Fagor'9l§at y
iiight.• ' '-' '--,-; ' ' • . „ ' 1
American' flag • pivrain t
ipartorc than deemegonstof:Hublin, on the
occasion of the -ex
..,lio4.the ?Once' vr