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VOLUME' I,XXXII . I ' '-. - -1 ,•- ---, ----,-- ~ , - _ PITTSEtrIt- i'D.I.IDAY * - JULY.....-17-,ises
the Pittaburgh Gwieite.] • • ',"`"
uninsurox. July'ls, 1868.
Mr. CHANDLER, from. Committee on
Commerce, reported a bill to 'extend the
Atml of the tinited' States relating to ens
-toms, navigation and commerce over Alaska
and to "estalAllirtra collection 'distriqt there- .
An, and for other purposes, which
it HERMAN, from Committee on
` , rianek reported: a joint resolution to ex ten (1 --
the 14th section: , of - the act approved July
28,1866, entitled , an act for the•collection of
-direct tax in lite insurrectionary States,
LBy Telegraph to
until January 1,1869. Pamied.
7 Mi. MORRILL, Me., from Committee on
•Commerce, reported a bill for the registra
ioor enrollment 'of foreigii built vessels'.,_,
Mr. THAYER called up the bill for the
relief of loyal Choctaw and Chickasaw in
diens, but Mr. HENDERSON asked that
~:it lay , over for the purpose of_making some
inquiry. --- # :
• , Mr. CONNESS moved to lay aside nnfin
- 'lathed business and take up the bill for the
'.protection of American citizens abroad,
• saying both Republicans and Democrats
~....'werepledged to the protection of nateral
'; • feed American citizens.
, ' " Mr. MORRILL moved the regular busi
mess should be attended to, and Mr. CON
'NESS' motion was rejected-21 to 23.
The Indian appropriation bill was then
' , taken, up. Opposition was made by Mr.
Howe\ and others to several of the amend
/ 2ituenta 'making appropriations for there=
Indians . moval Indians to new-reservations under
1 2' :the tree which, however, were aereed to.
At 4.30 t e Senate went into Executive
session and in a few minutes took a recess.
Mi. RAMSEY, from the Committee on
• Postoill a, reported a 'bill to authorize the
'construe ion - of bridges across tho Ohio
, river. I provides that the parties author
' ' ized by St to laws to construct such bridges
must ajab it to the Secretary of War for
approval plete designs and maps ex
hibiting.th fall particulars of the under
taking, an prescribes in detail the man
ner in "whi h they shall be constructed.
- The span at se the main low water chan
nel mast not of tess elevation than i " tiiii. yi
feet above lo water mark or forty/feet
above extreme high water mark. The
length of the main open and of other spanil
is left to be subsequently determined.
- Mr. SHERMAN, from Committee on Fi
nance. reported a substitute for the bill
passed by the Holise May 2Sth, relative to
other places than that the original port of
' transportation of merchandize in bond to
importation, wbich substitute - provided
that from and after September 1,1868-,--mer
r.bandize other than•,. wing, distilled spirits,
'Ariataarfoan And articles
;tram the in
voices and shipping 'documents" ' to be des
t-ined for either of the poets of St. Louis,'
• Cincinnati, Portland, Me., Boston; Phila
delphia, Baltimore and New Orleans, may
be entered tor werehonse and Jaime,
• diate transportation 'and 'forwarded
.at the Ask
~, of owner to its
place of 'destinatton,rehe bond required
- shall be for double the invoice -value of
merchandise, with not less than two sure
)ties., and the merehandise so entered for
traneportation shall be delivered and trans
ported by companies regularly incorporated
as common cariers'and . designated for this
purpose by the Secretary of the Treasury,
. and none other. Such companies are to be'
responsible to 'the United States for the
safe delivery of the goods and to be placed
under bonds with such oonditions as the
- Tressary Department may .prescribe. If
picissible no route shall be designated which,
by reason of change of, gauge or other
cause, involves a transhipment of mer
-ehtuidise; which must be carried under
lock and seal and be inspected at
proper • points by custom officers. It
natist also be transferred directly from im
porting vessels.- to: ars. vessels or vehicles
in which it is to be transported, otherwise
' it will be subject to seizure as unclaimed
property.and deposited in the public store.
- The-bill contemplates the appointment of
appraisers and other °fillers at designated
points to carry into ,effect its provisions.
It also repealtrale - aces which authorize an
abatement or return of duties 'on amount
of damage occurring te,merchandize dur
ing the voyage of impoAation, or on ac
count of setualinjary,, lo.s or destruction,
'inhole or in part, by flee, or other cause,
after its reception;within the limits of the
'United States. i = ',....-• . -
Mr. MORGAN, from Committee on Com
merce, reported a joint resolution provi
ding that there shall not be married on any
.n a voyage a greater number of
passengers than in the following eropor
tient+ : On the second deck, not being an
-open deck, one passenger for every one ,
hundred and ;twenty cubic feet of clear
space, and on the main and poop one
passenger for every one hutuired cubic feet
of clear space contained therein, the space
in each ease to be ascertained in the man
ner provided bylaw for the measurement
of tonnage. • A. penalty is provided of 1100
for every adult team': in excess of the
number allowable by this bill. and if the
.excess is more then tiventy-tive per cent. of
such _allowable :- number,' 'the owner or
agent shall be subject to a fine not excteed
• ing $2,000 and imprisonment not,exceeding ,
six months, and the maeter, on - conviction,
shall be imprisoned from six months to a
year. The bill alio requires the Commit- `
,tee on Commerce of-the two Houses to pre
pare a bil for the better protection of emi
- • grants on shipboard.
Everting Session.---ktr.7IIENISRICIS en-
_ tered a motion to recall the bill recently
-passed restoring to political rights 'certain :
personsqn the Southern States: - Belie had.un
cierstood that it removes the disabilities of •
Itadleil , members of the 'peorgia Legisla
ture, bat . net of thole oppo I eats in the
same body. He condemned such diecrimi
mating imislittion; • • ' -
t -- , - Mt. - STEWARTcaIIed up the bill author
izing the - purchase of certain publics lands
in Alabama, which passed. It makes lands
in ,sertairtcounties named subject to ;sale
Its other public Muds. They are now being
restricted to actual: settlement, under ,the
homestead laws. , . , ' , - -
Mr. RAMSEY called up the House bill
' to further emend the postal.laws.
The Ocimmittee on Postoftlees reported 'a
number of amendments, chiefly in regard
- to the details of the money order system,
which were agreed to and the bill passed.
One of 'the ameedments authorizes:the ap
point:tient of a Superintendent of Foreign.
-Nails; et a salary'of 03000.. -4
The Indian Appropriation bill was ,again_
- taken up. • ' . - • '-.,, ,
' After, much diseussion the Committee's:
amendments • were agreed to, and=the bill
f . -Passed and goes to the Howie. - • '
Mr. ''CONNESS , endeeyored to hive the - 1
- bill' for the protection of the rights- of
American citizens abroad Made the apecial
order' for to-morrow, but -there was no
quorumjand the Senate edjourned. '
HOUSE Or -REPRESEI4TATIVES.I
The Missouri contested election case was
taken .up.. _
Mr." BENJAMIN tirade -an argument
against the loyalty of the contestant, Swita
whd followed in his own behalf, deny_-
ing "'he 'iwas ever , disloyal, and throwing
-back the charge upon his opponent.
BUTLER,Mr made' a report from the
Coaference Committee 611 - th - it, invalid pen
sion apPropriation bill, the point of diatt-.
gteemdiat having been as to the disposition
of the naval pensionlund. The report was
agreed to. -
Mr. PERHAM, froni the Committee of'
Conference on nine pension bills,, made a
report - . , Agreed to. r , - . •
CHANLER presented a petition of
officers of the army for the passage of the
bill to equalize the pay of officers, and ea:
tablish:yhe- pay of.enlisted soldiers. Re
ferred to the Committee 'ori Military Af
election case was resumed,
and Mr; Anderson, the sitting member
plied to the speech of the contatant.
On motion of Mr. WILSON, of lowa, the
report was reoommitted, with instructions
to inquire into both claimantii--94 to 61.
Mr. SCHENCK, from the Committee on
Waya and Means, reported• back the Self=
ate funding bill With thirteen amendments
and asked that the bill and amendments be
printed and be made the special order for
to-morrow - immediately after the reading
of the jenrnal.
The amendments were read.
The first limits the ctenomination of
bonds to be issued to fifty dollar bonds.
The secondstrikes out the description of
bonds—twenty, thirty and forty years, Ito.,
,-and makes all bonds forty years, bearing
coin interest at 367.109 percent per annum.
The third, - fourth, fifth, sixth and sev
enth are verbal changes rendered neces
, Barg by the second.
The eighth strikes out the third suction,
and substitutes for it the following: "That
the holder of any lawful money of the
- United States to the antourit of fifty dollars,
of any multiple Of fifty dollars, may • con
vert the tame into bonds for an equal
amount authorized by the first section of
this. act; under such rules and regulations
as_thiL Secretary of the Treasery may pre.
scribe; provided that such conversion shall
not be allowed at any time when the_
amount of United States notes outstanding
'is reduced t 0530,000,000, and any holder of
any of the bonds provided for in the first
section of this act mey present the same to
the Treasurer of the United States and de
mand lawful money' of the United States
-for the principal and accrued interest
thereon, and the Treasurer shall redeem
the same in lawful money of the United
r iStates,'unless the United States notes then
out Standing Shall amount to 1400,060,000,
and such bonds shall be so reder.mable
after the United States have resumed the
payment of coin for their notes."
Amendments tenth and • eleventh were
The twelfth prepb.,Ls the following as a
new section, "That- hereafter 'the tax on
any income arising from the bonds, other
than interest-bearing securities of the Uni
ted States payable to any person, State,
municipality, 'bodY politie or corporate
cowpony, or society whether corporate or ,
not corporate, out of the Treasury 44,4juit
United f3tates, shall he asscssed'and
led by the Velum:wet. or disbursing officer:4'
'of the United • States charged with paying
any interest Upon the debt of the United
States in the same currency in which said
interest is paid,, and such collection shall
be made by deduction of-the .amount of
tax from the coupons or interest due at the
time of such ;lament ."
Thelhirteenth is simply to the title.
Mr. RANDALL made tip point ; of
order that aa the second section made the
appropriation it sinititliave ita considera
tion in Committee of the Whole. -;
The SPEAK Mined the pointi
Mr. SCHENCK - move a . 6.101 and
amendments be printed an r witted,
giving notice that he should report it back
to-morrow morning after the yearling of the
journal, and ask immediate action.
Mr. STEVENS moved to lay the bill on
the table. - • _ '
The SPEAKER ruledlbe motion, out of
order; that would be a consideration of the
bill, while under the trolifa it must first be
considered in Committee of the Whittle..
The bill and amendments were ordered
printed: and reoomniltted r logether with
amendnients Proposed Messrs. Schenck
Niblack and Boutwell. ' ,
Mr. BOUTWELL made s report from
the Conference Committee on the bill to
authorize the temporary supplying of
'vacancies in Executive Departments,
which, after discussion, was rejected-36
Mr. MOORHEAD moved the Evening
Session tonight be to consider the tariff
Mr. WILSON, lovia, moved an adjourn-
Ment, which would leave•the Evening Ses
sion for general debate. •
Mr. MOORHEAD , demanded the yeas
and nays on the motion to adjourn—vote
66 to 64.
The House took a _recess _until 7.30 for
general debate. '„ •
Evening Sessien--Thermometer in Cham
ber 93., _ .
The SPEAKER appointed Messrs. Pom
eroy, Lawrerice and Eldridge,. a second
Conference Committee on the bill provi
ding for-vacancies,in the. Executive De
partments.-- • -
The House then went into Committee of
the Whole, • Mr. Cullom _ in the Chair for
general 'debate. ' • •
Mr. STONE addressed the Comulittee in.
• continuation of his speech of last night and
epoke in defence of F. P. Blair's letter;
-arguing it was merely an ppeal to the con-
Servative sentiment of the' country. , •
Mr. HILL made a speech on the political
topics of the day. •
Mr. MA.Y.NARD spoke in defence of the
Republican' party and eulogized its stand=
ar Mr. STEVENS, Pennsylvania, was the
next speaker,_ prefacing his remarks with a
reselution he intended to -offer in the
UOllllO instrifotiqg tile Committee on For
eign , Affairi inquire Into eXpediency
of providing funds to purchase a conveni
ent naval itatlpia -and . depot among the
- WestlndictThla ids, it. same can : he had at a
reasonable pkiees,'-and . requiring- negotia
tions for the same tO,be initiated. •
Mr. LOGAN Amoke in dentinciatien •of
the Democratic platform and criticised the
Convention which made it. He also club)._
gized - Grant,- celfirt4tild ;the ROpubiican
Mr: VAN HORN, of New York, address
ed the !Commits mr advoolo7 of the
publiban party and policy.,,
The Committee than •sose and the Homan.
adjourned. • '•
The Coal Miners , Strike. •
By Telegraph to the Plttaburah 43aratta.3
E"B iBBURG, July 16.—The Schuylkill
county strikers have visited. Lykenstewl4-
in - Dauphin scanty'', some two hbridried in
number,, demanding:lv -. .cohmlianco with
their ter m or the Rioaing of the different
works. They paraded with drums, fires
and hags nrid visiee‘fseVeral cOlfierieft with
out effecting anything- It 'is thought the
strikers :Oil . 'be OM - pelted to leave" for
Schuylkill county. • - , •'•
• `7;,;`;'R'<",=7:-TOZ-Zl„,<4'n"tv.qi .
:Three Hundred' Deaths in 'New Tork and
Vicinity Within Three .Days from San.
stroke—The Heat in Other Places. -
ley Telegraph lo the Pittsburgh oasette.f
NEw YORE, July -16.—The number of
. . .
persons reported to have been prostrated by
the heat p
during the ast twenty-four hours
in this city, Brooklyn and Jersey City, ex-
ceeds one hundred. Over fifty per dent - of
these have proved fatal. Dr. Harria,'Reg
latter of Vital Statistics of Board'of
Health, makes the startling announcement
that twohondred and• fifty deaths are known.
to have resulted from excessive heat lathe
past three days 'within the - Metropolitan
district, The passenger car companies have
lost so many horsee latel3r that they to-day
order the drivers to walk their horses over
half Of the route; ; Rain .. is needed very
much at present. The heat to-day IS re-,
Hayed somewhat by a refreshing bream.
Work in,many large factorieshas been sus
pended, and laborers refuse to . Work in the
sun. Several political meetings have been
postponed on account of the weather.
I' ILADELFHIA, July 16.—The beetle still
e salve:, -There have-been thirty cases of
au ke rePorted during the past twenty
fhours, a majority proving fatal. About
o i tro
a re of horses drooped dead in the city
Several persons ell from house tops
again last night while asleep, being mor
tally hurt by the fall.
RoenesTan,•July 16.—Twenty-one cases
of sunstroke occurred here—six being
fatal. ~ . . -
WORCESTER, Mau., July 15.—T0-A ay has
been the warmest for twenty years. The
mercuryreached one hundred In the shade,
and a large number of persons were pros
trated by.,the -heat. In Clinton two cases
of.'sunstroke occurred, and eleven men
were prostrated and carried to their home&
, • Mixstr.arOras, MTNN., July 16.—Weath
er still very hot. The showers have, im--
proyed the wheat prospect somewhat., 'and
- better ,hopes-are entertained of good crops.
The wheat harvest has commenced here.
Thermometer 90 deg. in the shade.
A Montreal dispatch states that the ther
mometer reached 106 deg„ in the shade.
Ten fatal cases of sunstroke were reported
yesterday and one to-day. Col. Brunet
and Mr. Chesley, of the 'lndian Depart
ment, died at Ottawa, of sunstroke.
CINCINNATI, July. 16.—Tluy weather is
still very oppressive. The thermometer is
now 04 degree& There have'been heavy
shOwers at various points during the last
three Alas's, but they only added to the sul
try nature of the heat. The barometer has
been falling slowly since last night.
NEM' YORK, July 16 The heated -term
continues. The cases of prostration from
, heat aro stilt fearful. The th ermometer.
I reached ninety-eight degrees. Yesterday
there were about oae hundred, cases, and
to-day as many more. the deaths averaging
about fifty per cent. The total mortality of
the city from Sunday to Thursday inclu
sive Is seven hundred and forty-eoven
cludingninety-four certified by the doro
ners. Among the deaths from sunstroke
to-day wits Dr. W. T. G. Morton, of Boston,
the discoverer of ether. -
In -Brooklyn yesterday them were twen
ty-four cases of prostration frOm heat, in
oludiat ,faur deaths. ,
'weather Is cooler - Ick-night. Theo
, mouteter seventy-six at ten o'clock.
'Nnivenx, N. J., July 16-- 1 -There ham
been thirteen deaths caused by the heat in
this city and vicinity during tne past two
ALBANY, N. Y. July 16.—The i.Elpreas
reports thirty-seven sunstrokes yeattrday,
twenty-one being fatal.
Bowrox, Mass., July 16.—A few, cases of
sunstroke occurred yesterday two of Which
proved falai. •
PHILADELHHIA, Pa., July 16.—T4irteen
deaths from heat from midnight to noon
BALTIMORE, Md., July were
fifteen cases of sunstroke yesterday, three
of which proved' fatal. ' I
INDIANAPOLIS, 'July 16.—Eight or ten
cues of sunstroke occurred yesterday and
to-day, four of which proved fatal.
Cuto.too, July 16.—Only one cue of sun
stroke was reported to-day, and it was not
fatal. The highest range of thetherrnom-.
etet Was ninety. ' '
lowA-Crrx, lowa, July 16.—The ther
mometer to-day marked 100 degrees bathe
platulek. :Yesterday it stood 104. Seven
cases of sunstroke occurred, three of which
proved Mal .
' Avoterne• 'GA.; ' July It3.—Thermometer
one hundr ed - •
SAVANNAH, GA., July 16.—Thermometer
ninety-two. - - •
Rtortatotvn, July 16.—Thermometer one
hundred and seven. Two deaths from sun
stroke. -The heat was so great,in Libby
Prison thatthe= military commander re
moved the prisoners to the posts from
whence they were sent - • „
WILMINGTON, N. C., July 16.—T ermom
etc:- ninety-seven to one hundred and , one.
The crops-are suffering from droutit and
serious apprehension . of failure exists
among farmer& -
TRENTON. July 16.—There were four
deaths in this city from sunstroke yester
day and today, and about•the same -num
ber in the country; township&
'"WASHINGTON, C.,, July 16.—The
weather continues oppressively hot. - , Dur
-lug the day out-door mechanics suspended
work. Many persons have been Nickelled
by-the heat, pat so far only only one or two
1 deaths have occurred from that cantle. '
CRT Telerrar,h to the Pitteeuret Rosette.;
NEW YORK, "July 16.—Thesecand ericket
match, which , commenced Wednesday, be
tween officers of the British regiments.
in Canada and a selected eleven 'consisting
of live Americans from Philadelp hia , Large,
Meal, 'Fisher,. Newbold and_ French, the
professionals Norley,'Wright and Pearson,
and -Messrs: Gordon and Mumford, of the
St. George, terminated , in a victory for tho
selected eleven. 'The score, stoodiNnioker
booker. CluiN 72 and OW/elected _eleven, 160
and 41; with ten wickets to ap ire. - An Amer
ican eleven will leaVOThiludelphia for Can
ada next week. The Bt.: George send their,
first and second ete*en to Beaton n e xt week.
Daln9cragclaOlfult l o ll l
iffy niiiarffek to the Pittsperab ostette.i
Lion is expressed' against Gov , Bullock a nd ;
Gen. Meade by theßemociatinpress; in
sequence of. haying.recommensied the 7
,siatu. to: purge itself of members !mil -
ble under lid seationof the I.4th article. e
Democrats anticipate that a sufficient num
ber of- their party will be rejected' from the
Legislature to secure e. majority .in each
Homo for „the Radicals. • - -
Bp Telegraph to the 'Pittsburgh easette.l
Onto/Lao, July ~16...7 1. A n. editorial 'excur
sion party frOin the east, numbering about;
thirty, =arrived here this morning. The
party will leave j for. Omaha to-morrow :
evening... The weather 18 very warm to
night,'with, the- thermonister at 82- at 11
By . Telegran4 to the . Plttsburah Gazette.) ,
Pima, July le.—The Mom Yea - of this
morning has' a pacific article on a speech
delivered by the Marquis cieMortstier, Min
ister of Foreign .Afiais before the COrps
Legislatif. ItVirgards t hisspeech as prov
ing that the policy of France is one of mod
eration. No steps will be neglected on the
- part' of tire iroverument which has a ten
*idel4lPoilY i' t o o fo tt riT e stb -Th st:fn il -n ubli v k w e in te in r d v . en Fra tion n i ce n
German lAgestions, and --..., r ge e d h er
ECY-IPtaihy and oncoturagement to to .nter
rad refcirins ,•lately inaugurated in assn._,
and Turkey :c! , • , •
'Parcia;Juliltl..- 1 -1i the case of the nited
States againsti Messrs. Arman, builders of
iron clads for the Confederate government,
the argumente for the prOsecution and 'de
feriae were concluded yesterday. The
Court will render its decision within a
. Listtns, July 16.—Important\ changes in.
Partugese Ministry are just announced..
The Duke De Loule is appointed Minister
of interior and Foreign Affairs, Conn
cellar Feraro, Minister of Justice and Pub.
lio Worship, Lieut. Colonel Cry:teatime
El.inister el Public Works, ,Councellor Ca
barlo Minifiter, of Marine and Co ucellor
Bents Minister of-Finance.
The mail steamer - from Rio anerio.
brings : intelligence -that the earl r. fall of .
Ilumaita was confidently expected y elfin
- oonsequenceof the weakness ails rrison.
The last official dispatches fromt at point
repotted Lopezhad orily 6,000 men within
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Los ' July i-
m Eveatug.—Consols at
943a94 for acct it. Bonds 72%1172%.
Illinoiscentral 0334. Bonds at Frankfort
76 1 ,4a76, . ,-
LivEn ow., July 16—Evening.—Cotton
heavy but unchanged. , Spirits Petroleum
11%d. bloverseed 48s. 6d.
ANTW, ERP, July 16—Evening—Petroleum
closed buoyant at 51f,
LONDON. July 16.—Decrease of specie in
the Bstik of England during the past week
is .£.364,000. -
CRY Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gareth.]
RALEIGII, July 16.—Everything is quiet
here, though the municipal difficulty re
mains unsettled. The old board is still
in office. • The new board does et seem'
disposed to press its claim. It under
stood that Gen. Canby ims refits to inter
fere unless it was 'shown that ova and
Constitutional authority was s 1 tell. ...
Tbe I,egislattirti bar not 'le tirtnieli
in;"getierai legislation. The teen temper orthe.
body is decidedly against mixed schools-or
militia. A bill is before the House author
izing Gov. Holden to appoint municipal
- The excluded members were allowed
mileage and per diem up to to-day.
COLUMBIA, July 16.—Frederick A. Saw- -
yet - was elected United States Senator for
the long term, ending in 1873, on the
igth ballot. The voto was: t 34 wyer, 76;
Campbell, (Dam.) 5.
GALVESTON, July 10.—A dispatch from
Austin says the -Convehtion 'disclaims an
thority to divide the State under recon
struction acts, _and have refused to con
sider the matter unless by direct authority,
' • • GEORGIA.
ATLANTA, JUIT I 16.--_
_lt is believed the
Committed of t th e Liglsture will ,report
against any expqbsion,
2By Telegraph to the 'Pittsburgh Ossetic.)
.WASSINGTOS. CITY, ailly 16:
TItF. MISSISSIPPI ELECTRON.
The Iteeonatruction'Committee have con
chided to wait fpr- the nollitar3i keturna of
thelite election in blisalasippi,'which are
;daily expected, before taking action on the
caae presented by.theComMittee of Recon
structionista from that State.
• CONFIRMED. .
The Solnate has confirmed Aseph Whit
tlesey as Indian Agent of the Chippewas
at Lake Superior. .
The receipts of customs from July Ist to
he-11th amounted to #4,880,071.
Railroad. Engineers' Strike—Disturbange.
(Dy Telegraph LO the Pittsburgh essette.)
Sr. Lours, Ju ly 16.—A strike occUrred
yesterday among the passenger engineers
of the Missouri and. Pacific Railroad, in
consequence otadditional labor being im
posed upon them; and they were dismissed
and new men put on. ,Scme riotous pro
ceedings 'took place to day, the old men
attacking some of ,::;the onew. • 'and
some most violent deinonitrations were
made against the property of the Company
The police were called out and quelled the
Alsturbanco, and everything will probably-.
go on smoothly' again in a day or two.
There was no attempt on the apart of the
CoMpany to Teduce wages, although they
claim tole paying their men more than
any other road running out 'of St. Louis,
and, for less labor.
Philadelphia Without Cu.
tsy Telesripo to the l'ittatmrso ossettal
PnitAnnurit ta t July 16—In oonsequence
of a strike by two hundred employes of the
gas companies for advance in wages, no gas
has been - manufactured since yesterday
morning. No lamps were lit in the streets
to-night; anti ,the _Whole city_ is,ahrouded in
gloom.. The managers advertise for five
hundred rnicirken : •
Murder slid Suicide.
(By Telegrseb to the Pittsburgh Omits.
PEORIA, ILI.. July l6.—A thirmattnamed
ilatthaw Andreaner shot his wife and at
tempted to kill his mother ! in-law. He after
wards committed suicide.. Mr Etitdresner
is 81111 [diva but iiiitAiipected to survive.
. • ,
tlivtelensolil o ,tbo_ristobansh thseesse.:l
CLEVEL AND, .Tilly 16.—zebi. Hayra has re
prieved Mrs, Nictor, , condemned to be
hanged on August 20th, to Novernber2olb,
'and ordered her Tembval:tb the Nortbern
Ohio Lunatic Asyltintat ;Newburg.
West Virginia flemociatii Coin
TelegraDh to the Pittsburgh flasette.l
- WHEELtive, July . te.--The Deinocratic
Statei' - Convention assembled' at Grafton,
West Virgitdit; to-day. - Hon. Geo. H. Pen
dietonitid Senator Thurman, ofOldo, were
present and addressed the Convention at
length. Both gentlemen were most enthu
siastically received. . The .atteudence was
farce. - A wigwam, capable of seating five
thousand persons, wasTotind too Contract
ed to at:corn:iodate the ercrird. Cam
den, Esc:, of Parke countY,,,was nomina—
ted for Governor Upon the first bellot. -Res
olution, endorsing the nominees and lilat 7 l
form of the New York 'Couvention.an 'de=
manding the repeal of the, registry law in
force in _ this State , were maWrtionsly- and
Missouri Republican State Convention.
i3v. Louts, July 16.—The following reso
lutions were adopted by the Repiinlican
Stl 'osiniretition held to-day at Jefferson
The I first - appitr, , .........". „,,,
e ....en atforin of the
National 'Repub li can -4-
pledges earnest and hearty an. and
and Colfax. ---- • . -4 Granr
The secendthinks the party called De 1...,
paretic for unmasking to the country its
real designs by the -nomination of men
whose political creed finds its due interpre
tation in _ declarations which publicly
threaten a new revolution and propose to
trample into the dust the laws, duly en
acted to dispose of State governments con
stitutionally established, and to compel the
Senate to submit to such an interpretation•
of thol Constitution - as a Dietator May give.
.We appeal to all good . cithsens of either
party, wile desire peace and order and a
overnment of law, ' to , join in puttin
down this new cause of rebellion and
crushing the madmen who threaten te
bring upon us another cruel war.
The third particularly endorses the third.'
'fourth, fifth and' sixth articles of the Na
tional .platform,- and reaffirms that -the
payinent of the Nationaldebt is part
the National honor, and ` good faith and
justice are as obligatory upon Governments
as upon men, and that the spirit. f the
contract is more of its life even than its
letter, and that we spband utterly con
demn the evasion of ou National oblige
tions, as proposed . y the Democratic - Con
vention, as ruinous to the redit and mat e .
rial interests of the nation '
Tee fourth declares that d sfranchisement
based upon difference o color only is
neither 'just nor republican unequiocally
favors the adoption of the Constitutional
amendment now pending at impartial
suffrage may be establisheds in Missouri,
and that an nnjust discrimination, born of
slavery, the cause of the rebellion, may.
forever/ be removed from the laws of the
State. ' - -
The fifth x apeats the resolution - of the .
Soldiers' Convention in regard to disfran
chisement or rebels and the restoration of
political privileges to them at the earliest
moment consistent with State and national
The sixth resolves that the payment of,
• seventeen millions of State debt left from
.fornier . Democratic,administrations, the'
appreciation of bondirof--thp ; ;JStats front ,
thirty. Ogoitis in iMitibeii,thiw , tato.:
thirty-six .tiler -- -centverdue. interest, to
ninety-one cents, without citraidne interest.
in 1868, the enlargeinent of the school fUnd,
and restoration of the credit of the State,
accomplished not only without increase
but with a largo reduction of taxation, give
proof of the ability of the Radical party to
so manage the finances of the State as to ,
secure its prosperity and guard its honor,
and at the same time relieve tax-payers of
all unnecessary burdens. ...__
The seventh sternly insists upon l'be
Most economieal administration -of the
State Government. and earnestly recoM
mends the greatest care and circumspec
tion.on' the part of their- friends in their
nominations for public offices of men ef
established character and honesty, .. I
The Convention nominated Colonel Mc-
Clung; present Representative in Congress
from the Fifth District, for Governor, on
the first ballot. E. 0. Stannard, a promi
nerd miller sad flour merchant of St. Louis,
was unanimously nominated for Lieuten
ant Governor on the second ballot. John
Rodthan, present incumbent, was nomi
nated by acclamation for Secretary of State,
Q. Dallmeyer for Treasurer, and CrOrl. Dan.
Draper for Auditor.
- . Congressional .Nontination.
Dth'itOlT, , JUly_ 16. 1 —The Democrats ito•
day nominated Byron G. Stout, of Pontiac,
for Congress in the Second District.
Burglar Surprised and Kills a Negro in
his Flight in Nashville4-Docible Murder
' in Memphis.._
thy Tossing& to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
NASHVILLE, July 16.—List night they
residence of W. C. Jones, on Senth Market ;
street, was entered by JOhn Hart, a burglar.
He Moused a sleeper in one of: the rooms
who attempted to knock him down. witli .
chair. Hart ran into the street closely pur
sued, and meeting a negro man, who at
tempted to stop him stabbed him in the
heart, with a , king-bladed' pocket knife,
killing him instantly. Hart - was •captured
and committed to Jill. • Considerable. dis
positiomealsts on the part ) of the whites
and negroos to lyricfi him.
Mr.turms. July 16.—A. shocking affair
occurred thisevening in which Henry Shel
by and Kate Hurd were shot \by Frank
King and fatally wounded. ; A ., dispute
arosebetween, King and Shelby, when the
former ; levelled a double barreled - shot gun .
and fired this contents of one :barrel into
Shelby's face, and then emptied the other
into the tace of the 'women,' who was the
cause of, the difficulty, Th,e parties - are all
,negroes, King has ,not'• been arrested,
though the polioe are:on 'his track.
Gem, Grant and Shaman* ' I
tny Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette. 1
tizaysaswonnt; Kansas, July 6.--Gens.l
Grant,. 84erntan and party arrived here!
thin evaniur, and proceeded at once to Pore
Leavenworth, where they will remain until
SatUrdav, - when they leave for Deaver via
Kansas 'Pacific Railroad. .
The weather is not so warm today, the
thernionseter indicating only '9B in= the ,
shade. • '
plack CrooklAbel Suit.
city Telegraph to the Pittsburg Gatestoi
Donough,cl. Black - Prook fame. hen
Forney % : ' Prue, = claiming One hundred.
thousadd dollars damiges for libel. The
alleged libel consists of- an article copied
from aKhiosgo paper reflecting on: goD9II
- . .--Reliort'saye a skelpion livis discovered
buried in the immediate' neigbborhood of
the Holmes murder at Kingston; Mass, and
it is thought to be that of a man who boarded
with Deacon Andrews and mysteriously
disappeared some years ago. Many be
.lieve Andrews guilty of double murder.
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liZEt NEWS ITE MS . .
red—A fatal case of Asiatic cholera occur
d in New York' Wednesday.
—The Drew-Vandeibilt Erie Railroad
imbroglio has at length .ended.
—The recent forgeries of railroad stocks
New York auart, tnt to less than a quarter
of a million. .
Commodore Vandevoert died at Scho=
nectady, N, Y., Wednesday night, of con-',
gestion of the brain.
—James Dwyer and Patrick Purcell, for s
stoning a man to death,. were sentenced ac
Brooklyn, N. Y., to two :years imprison—
-Mr. Brerlingame has returned to New
York._ He will charter a vessel to-carry
3.the Chinese Embassy to Europe, whither
`he will accompany them after - the ratifica
tion of the treaty at Washington. - '
-J-Hon. J. B. McEnally, of Clearfield, has
been commissioned by the Dove' nor. as
President Judge of the Twenty-Fifth Judi
cial District, to fill the vacancy occasioned
by the resignation of Judge Linn.
—Now that the bill for the Alask‘ pur
chase has passed the House; the influence
of Mr. Seward will be exerted to secure a
favorablereport from the Senate Courinittee
on Foreign Relations on the St. Thomas
purchase. - •
_-A very dangerous counterfeit made its
shape oast !he onl4th, in the
Red Hook- - The 'IP - a`f4tehX__Batik of
'the execution is -excellent. The num - ____
the note is A 75,413., - - , -
, -,Theoffict) of the Petersburg (Va. In-
ilex was burned on Monday, and se ly all
the material of the office, with the,--:press,
was deStroyed. Insurancei. 80,e00; less
about 010,000. The editor, Mr. Corrie.son,
lost his private. ibrary. •
-iion. Ezra 'Cornell, of Ititica,N. Y., has
received from • Hon. Andrew D. Virh'te,
President of Cornell University, uow in
Landon, advice Of the engagement of Gold
win Smith as Pratessor of English and gen
eral 'conatitutionaDhistory at Cornell Uni
versity. . .
• r-The French steamer Europe_ brings
eleven thorough-bred horses from the
northwest of France, imported for breed
ing draught horses. Three go to -Marion
county. Ohio. Eleven more are coming in
thernextsPrench steamer, Six of which ' go
,--Two deserters from the Swedish: s ip
Nordicap, at New York, have been arrested
by the United States Mondial and placed
abduod'the ship. They made a desperate
attempt.to escape, but were overpowered
by officers. Their punishment will hc se
vere on their return to Sweden. .
/ —An agricultural firm in Chicago have
received statements from over fivehundli
,of their agents in Illinois', lowa, Wisconsi ,
Minnesota and Missouri,showing but 'one
• section that does not promise a much more
bountiful harvest than ever- before, viz: a
few counties west of Marshalltown, lowa,
on the Chicago and Northwesterzißlilroad.
• --The Pennsylvania State Medtcal Soc -
ty, before its adjournment, adopters axes :,
lution requesting a committee, compose `
of the Superintendents of the various Insan
.Asylunui in: Pennsylvania,-to prepare a
address on the legal and medico-legal defi
-miticons.a.itisithlt)r. with counsel to physi
.4tinte-as to how to diagnasticate it in pri
procuring the admissiOn of patients to the
institutions over they preside.
—The maidens of Chicago have learned a.
trick or two-from the married women Ss to
the power of the -Courts. One of them
kept her.betrothed Onhni good behavior by
threats of a suit" for Or li of promise. If
he was absent from her two days there
came a note: “Dertmr: If Ido not see
you in two hours I.- shall. mmence the
suit.' Thy adoring .MARION.' Naturatly
he went, If she wanted-to go to concert,
and he did not profess a willingness to es
cort , her, there came a . note: , My Own
Tizonsmy-:-The papers are in the - hinds of
a lawyer. Faithfully yours." The youth
endured all this until she insisted on his
taking a class in an infant Sunday School
arid cut off his imperial. , Then he had her
arrested for disorderly conduct. -
W_ASHINGION TOPICS AND GOSSIP.
The intense heat is having a telling effect
on Congress and the business is being
rapidly pushed forward: The work can
pll.b@ flubbed by Monday, but it is gener
ally, believed that Congress will not ad
journ much before the first of August:
There was a great verbal odnilict in the -
Senate over the case of Evade, confirmed
as Attorney General, on Wednesday. Mr. •
Henderson denourie,ed Gen. ButlerinYery
harsh terms, and•pitaised Johnson, Everts
and others very highly, and asked the Sen
ate' to take action to punish: Butle r and
others who had maligned him; '
It as now stated that Collectbr ythe is
more hopeful ofgettingeopfin4 as Minis.=
ter-to Austria, since the sue of Evart&
Symthe says he is sure of thirty !votes.
Morgan favors him, but Conkling opposes
his confirmation. !
• The new tax bill has been sent to the
President. It makes a great Change-in the
Internal Revenue law. Specilil-agialts, in
formers, swellers and 44:nokest,' are cat off,
and will no longer fleece the people and
rob the Government. It authorizes:twenty
five supervisors and the , same nfunber or
temporary detectives for the whole United
States. • . -
Mr. Trumbull having killed the bill al
lowing colored men to. be members of the
Grand Jury, - has - induced the counsel .for
Sweatt to ask that the Indictment oriNd
be gnashed. •.,The Court will decide, upon
the propriety of this next week. .. •
The work on the Pacific Railroa d Is_pro
grassing rapidly. Salt Lake City'•will be
reachedd, about the fi rst of Nowlin r,ond
trains will' be run regularly to t point
twice a week. ' ,
The veto otits' ElectoralColle bill is
to be sent in before Saturday. - . It been
withheld to allow Mr. Evatts to 1 kat it.
The Mist4Binpi Radical delegsti n, who
desire the vote of certain count' to be
thrown out willnot succeed in th r plans.
The official vote, forwarded by Gen.Gillem,
h as b eer , r ecanted and indicates that Mis
gligypt I : 4w:ejected the . Congressional, re-
Aionstrnetion pin isy a decided' majority.
.:Five, wbolse countfiar:Avonld have to be
thrown out to alter the result.
The Senate Military cmumittee, will op
poartbe attempt to' pass anything in the
suture of the fionse bill for the redUction
of the army An its present shape. d part of
them beliefo 'that the' army is being re
duced as ftalt as the statebf the country oill
admit., midi hat the Generslin Chief is new
vested with .all. the necessary_ pow,ers.
Others opooee the attempt to pass a system
atic measure of consolidation this session.
The President has given , assurances to
. the Democratic memberithat he-will not.
delay Ids veto '-.lnkisage, audit - Media as
• though the session' would not . last beyond
Monday or Tuesday. .. . • , , , . ,
'Governor Morton leaves for his borne in t
Indiana to.day,' as his 'health - suffers 'tab.
much to admit biti remaining longer.
The Senate passed the bill extending the „
customs, - commercial and' navigation laws
over Alaska, and :establishing a collectiniks•
district there, ••