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FOR. TIE CONGRESS'.
. Relief Asked for Indians—Freed
meals' Bureau Extensfon—Po
Privilege -- Information Re
quired from State Department
—Court of Claims Jurisdiction
—Bill Regulating Duties 'on
Copper Passed by the House—
decorous Resolutions from the
Oregon Digislature--Bili Resto
. ring Indian Bureau to War De
i partment--American Citizens
• in British Prisons.
(By Telegraph , to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
WAsitrsarroN.' December 8, 1868.
• - SENATE.
The President presented a communica
tion from-the Court of Claims in relation to
the Judges of, that Court.
• A communication froth the Secretary of
t the Interior, setting forth the destitute con
dition of the Indians on the Upper Miasma
ri, and their urgent need of relief, and a
communication from the Commissioner of
the Patent Office transmitting accounts of
receipts and expenditnies, all of which were
laid on the table.
Mr. POMEROY introduced a joint reso
lution extending the operation of the Freed
men's Bureau for a limited period in cer
tain States. Laid on the table and ordered
to be printed. .
, Mr. FERRY introduced a joint resolution
end bill for the removal of political distL
billies. Laid on the table and ordered to
_ Mr. RAMSA.Y introduced a bill tol.abol
ish the franking privilege. Tabled and or
dered to be printed. ' '
Mr. 'SUMNER introduced a resolution
calling on the President to communicate
any.information possessed by the State De=
partment concerning the recent transac
tions in Laplatta, affecting the relations of
• the United States 'with Paraguay, the Ar
gentine Republic and Brazil., Adopted..
. Mr. YATES offered a resolution calling
on the Secretary fora copy of the proceed
ings of the Board which assembled at Wash
ington, under the act of 1865, to examine
and recommend for promotion officers in
the .Navy who distinguished themselves
meritoriously during the rebellion, and
names of officers recornmended and those
promoted upon such recommendations.
Laid, over under the rule.
Mr. ROBERTSON introduced a bill to re-
chosen Chief Justice of South Carolina.
Mr. SUMNER moved the bill be consid
ered immediately by unanimous consent,
but Mr. Edmunds objected, and it was laid
Mr.IIRAKE called up a resolution offer
ed by him last July, to amend'the rules of
file Senate, so as to require Indian treaties
to be considered in open session of the Sen
• After some discussion it was laid over.
Mr; PATTERSON presented a memorial
_relating to the improvement of the Ten
nessee ricer. Tabled and ordered printed.
One bf the Louisiana Senators introduced
a bill for the relief of certain persons en
' gaged in the late' rebellion. Tabled and or-,
Alai>, a joint resolution 'elating to the
Court of Claims, which provides that the
provisions of the act, of July 4th; 1864, en
titled an act to limit the jurisdiction of the
States of Louisiana and Arkansas, and that
the act of February 19, 1867, entitled an
act to declare the sense of an act entitled an
act to restrict the jurisdiction of the Court
of Claiins, shall be •so construed as to pro
hibit the payment of claims of loyal citi
zens of the States in said States.
Laid on the table and ordered to be printed.
- HOUSE OF REPItESFAITATIVES. I
"• The bill regulating 1 on Imported
- copper and copper- ore Vectitti tken up and
passed,—yeas 107;,.nays - 51:'
The, bill as passed provides for the follow
ing rates of duties on Imported copper, to
take effect on the passage of the bill: On
all copper iniported in form of . ore, three
cents for each pound of fine copper con
tained therein; on all regulus of copper
and on all black ore as copper, fonr cents; for
each pound of fine copper or old copper,_
fit only for remanttfacture, four cents - per
pound; on 'all copper in plates, bars, in
gots, pigs and other forms, not manilfao
lured or enumerated, five cents per pound.
The SPEAKERpresented the following
communications, which were appropriately
The annual report of the Secretary of the
Treasury for 1808• a statement of judg
meats rendered by the Court of Claims
during the past year; a statement of con-•
tracts made by the Surgeon General for the
care, support and•treatment of the trans
ient paupers in Washington, in accordance
with the bill of July 22, 1868; a statement
of receipts and expenditures Of the Patent
Office; - 1868: a letter from the Commissioner
of - Didion Affairs relative to the destitute
condition of the Indians of Dakota; _a me
morial of Georgia Legislature in relation
to reconstruction matters; the annual re
port of Comptroller of Currency; the quar
terly-reports of the Treasurer of the United
States for 1865.
A communication, enclosing the resolu
tions of the Legislature bf Oregon, with the
request that they be presented to the
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, asked
that they be read.
• The -SPEAKER directed the Clerk to
read the endorsement on the paper.
The endorsement was as follows: "Res
olutions ,oflbe Legislative Assembly or
Oregon; instructing their Senators in Cony
gress to resign, they having voted for
measures plainly unconstitutional, which
have overthrown civil liberty and free gov
ernment, and consigned the citizens of
eleven States to odious and degrade dicta
Mr. WASRBURNE, of Illinois—The title
is enough.. I move that the, paper bn
turned to the, source from which it came.
Mr. WILLIAMS—I second It,
Mr. W0"01)-'-Lee us have the paper read.
I want toknow what it is.
The SPEAKER remarked he had pre
sented the matter to the House because it
came from a Stqte legislature.-
Mr. G LRFIELD remarked the paper was
indecorous in title. •
-Mr. WOOD asked if the House could say
Whether the paper was indecorous till read?
The SPEAKER direct ed the paper . to be
read in fall.
The resolntionsof the• Legislature declare
the Oregon Senators, Messrs. Williams an!l
Corbett, have betrayed and misrepresented
the people of that State in voting for tha
reconstruction measures, for, the tenure-of
office act, for the act affecting the Supreme
Court. and for the impeachment of the
President, and instructing them to resign
in order that persons might jbe elected as
their successors who would fairly and hon
estly represent th 6 State of Oregon in the
United States Senate.
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, said if
'he had known the character of the paper
he would have objected to its being read,
He offered the following:
Resolved, That the paper just read be re-
turned to the presiding officers of both.
Houses of the Oregon Legislature, the
same beiiig scandalous, impertinent and
Mr. WOOD rose to make a remark.
The SPEAKER intimated the previous
question had been moved and cilscusaion
Mr. WOOD went on to say the paper was
from the Legislature of a sovereign, loyal
State. [Call of "order.")
The SPEAKER repeated that discussion
was-not in order,
The previous question was wonded and
the main question ordered—yeas 127,
The resolution was adopted without di
visiop. '‘ • ' -
Mr. WINDOM, from the Committee o'n
Indian Affairs, reported a resolution call
ing on the Secretary of War 'for informa
tion as to the cost of suppressing Indian
hostilities In 1866, '67 and 68.' Adopted.
Mr. BUTLER, of masgaehusetta, in
troduced a bill to repeal' the tenure-of-of
fice act of March 2d, 1867. Referred to the
Mr. INGERSOLL asked leaVe to intro
duce it bill supplementary. to the National
Bank act, and asked that it be referred to
the Committee on Ways and Means.
Mr. RANDALL moved its reference to
the Committee on Banking and Currency.
The question arising on the reference
of the bill, Mr. Ingersoll withdrew.it for the
Mr. CLARK, of Kansas, from the Com
mittee on Indian Affairs, reported a joint
resolution for the repeal of certain stocks
held in trust for the (Itioctaw and Chicka
saw Indians. Ordered printed dud recom
Mr. GARFIELD, from the Committee on
Military Affairs, reported a bill to restore
the BareSu of Indian Affairs to the War
Department from the first of January.lB69,
and move the previous, question on its
Mr. WI DOM hoped a bill of such iin
portance would not be passed under the
previous qnestion. 1
Mr. GARFIELD_ said if the previous
question :as seconded he would be enti
tled to an hour to close, and he would dis
tribute th time among those who desired
to discuss the bill..
The The previous question was seconded.
Mr. GARFIELD stated briefly and advo
cated the purposes and provisions of the
bill, remarking that all the leading imili-.
tary officers, Grant, Sherman, Sheridan,
and others, recommend the change.. I
Mr. WINDOM opposed the bill and de
nied that Gen. Sherman recommended the
change. On the contrary, the Peace Com
mission, with that officer, :ill hesitated to
make such recommendation. If there was
any department of the Government that
leas- the-greattmaehitroth4 taw Treaaury,
it was the War. Department. *He had
shown last session • that to take care of
seven thousand Indians in Arizona under
the War Department it had cost a million
and a half of dollars, while f . the 300,000
Indians in the whole country had cost only
$4,000,000. He referred to the immense
expense of carrying Gn Indian wara, and
thought with such facts the House ought
not to pass the bill without haying it print
ed and giving a chance to read it.
Mr. CLARK, of Kansas, favore d the pas
sage of the bill. The Indianpureau, he
said, was an open and standing disgrace to
the Government. He referred to the re.
cent Commission to the Osage Indians, and
stated that the Commission w 4 attended
by a vast retinue of speculators; that It
made a treaty by which eight million acres
of land were taken for a song wild trans
ferred to men whose reputation was not
above suspicion. • ' . •
Mr. PAYNE was in favor of the transfer
to the War - Department, but thought the
bill should be amended . to require bonds
froth the officers having the making of coil •
tracts and disbursement of money.
_ Mr. SCHENCK advocated the bill, be
cause he thought no reform proposed in the
House would be so' effective in breaking up
a foal nest of thievea as the passage of - the,
bill would be. He spoke of Indian agents
as a parcel of corrupt civilians,' interested
in getting up Indian wars in which they
incurred no peril, and argued , that when
the War Department would have control it
would be much more likely to avoid than
Mr. HIGHER opposed the bill, and gave
it as his judgment that the attempted re=
moval would prove a failure. He thought
the Government in its dealing,- with. the
Indians would have to come back to
principles of William Penn.
Mr. GARFIELD closed the 'debate and
-read an extract from the report of General
Sherman, dated November 7, 1868, in which
it is stated-he come to,the conclusion ,here
is but one thing to be done with the In
dian Bure3u, and that is to tranfer to the
The discussion being closed. Mr. WIN
DOM moved to lay , it on the table. Nega
The bill then passed—yeas 116, nays 33.
Mr. JULIAN introduced a joint resolu
tion proposing an amendment to the Con
stitution of the United States, which was
referred, to the Judiciary Committee.
Mr. SCHENCK gave notice that he would
move, on \ Thursday, after the morning
hour,- to proceed to the business on the
Mr. WASEIBURNE, of Illinois, said he
would make the motion now in order to get
at the - bill annulling the stationery con
tract of the Interior Department with
Dempstv tic O'Toole.
'The Einiise refused to proceed to business
on the table.
Mr. ROBINSON. obtained the floor to
speak on the subject of Ameflcan citizens
imprisoned in Great -Britain, and offered a
resolution calling on the President for in
formation on the subject. He:declared
every day Warren and Costello were al
lowed to remain in British prisons ivithout
remonstrance on the part of the American
Government the country suffered disgrace.
These men had been convicted, he 'argued,
for acts done and words spoken in the
United States, and had been - refused their
right to a mixed jury. If he had his will,
no man should eat his dinner, no woman
marry a husband, and no business of life
be carried on, until there was a declaration
of war by the United States Government
against Great Britain. ,
Mr. WOOD made a few remarks. dealer:.
ing he concurred in the views of his col
• —At New York some important dis
coveries in smuggling goods were made
the other day, and Colledtor Smythe
and the Tr=.4 Do detectives have got on the
trail of uti extensive ring of smugglers ox.
tending to the Canadian border, and
we May possibly have some developments
soon in the smuggling, business at par with
the doings of: the 'whisky ring. . •
PITTSBURGH, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 18E8
NATIONAL BOARD OF TRADE.
Convention at Cincinnati—Sixth' Day's
Fly Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]'
CTNOINNATI, Dec. B.—The Convention
assembled at a quarter past ten this morn
tag. , •
Mr. Gano offered a resolution that the
-membbrdof the Board of Trade deplore the
frightful calamity which resulted from the
collision of the steamers United States and
America;and take occasion to express their
sense of horror at the event, and tender to
the , relatives and friends their heartfelt
Mr. Monroe, of Dnbnque, spoke at great
length.on the subject of improvement of the
Chesapeake Canal. • • ,
M . Stranahan,.of New York, moved the
previous question on the matter propoied
by r. Monroe , and it was carried.
local barges of all ports of entry and deny
4,Brirascerallr,aosf N N ez ib l e leatis mu , n f i a c v ip o a r l ed a r n e- d
cry o this country. .
On motion of Mr. Randolph, of Chicago,
it was resolved that the Convention adjourn
with to-day's session, to meet in Richmond,
A vote of thanks was given to the Mayor
and City Council of Cincinnati for their
Mr. Hazard, of Buffalo, offered a resolu=
tion favoring the enlargement of the Erie
and Oswego canal;
Mr. Bagley, of Detroit, offered a resolu
tion recommending that a bounty be allow
ed on all . materials of American growth
and manufacture entering into the con
struction of vessels built in the United
States equal to the amount which would
have been paid if they had been imported.
Mr Shyrock, of St.Lonis, made a few re
-marks favoring the restoration of naviga
tion, by Congress; to that tributary of the
Mississippi river, the bayou Mancliae, con
necting 'the Mississippi with Mobile Bay
and the Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Bagley thought it was the duty of
Congress to inquire into the present de
pressed condition of the copper interest,
and adopt such measures as may be deem
ed best to make the interest a source of
revenue to the Government. . • I
On motion of Mr. Stranahan, the Con
vention adjourned for lunch.
CuseraivArl, December B.—The Corven
tion re -assembled at twenty minutes of two
The report of the Committee on the sub
feat tax and tare on cotton, which was re
ferred to the Executive Council, was taken
A:motion to allow a certain portion of the
duties to be raid in legal tenders was lost.
A proposition from the Boston Board of
Trade in favor of 'forty days' notice' being
given by the Secretary was adopted.
A proposition from the Louisville Board
of Trade, referring to the Mississippi
Levees, was supported by one on the samo
subject by Mr. Topp, of Memphis, which
• A proposition of the Dubuque Board of
Trade in reference to the Pacific •Railroad,
the, route on nothern branch having been
turned from its original course' was sub
mitted and iost. . .
, A proposition in I 1 reference tole New
York and Erie Canal WWI submitted and
A proposition of the Cincinnati Zhamber
of Commerce in reference to making of
standing reports by Board of Trade was
accepted by a unanimous vote.
The Board of Trade of Cincinnati sub
mitted a proposition in reference to the
local .authorities interfering with the Na
tional corporation, which was referred to
the Executive Council.
Mr. Gano, from the Cincinnati Board of
Trade, submitted a proposition in refer
ence .to the cental system. Referred to
Weights and Measures Committee of Con
'A vote of thanks. was returned to Presi
dent Fraley for his able manner in presi
ding over the body.
On motion of Mr. Plummer, of 'Boston,
the civil service bill was taken from-the
table, which was agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Allen, of Philadelphia,
Beare adjourned, after listening to a part
'lS * address and passing a vote of thaaks to
ifiAam hers of the press and Secretary of the
THE LATE RIVER DISASTER
Bodies Identltied—Scenes Among the Sin*-
* fering and Friends of the Lost.
[By Telegraph to the Plttabttr i th Gazette.) •
CINCINNATI, December B.—The excite
ment relative to the terrible disastar to the
steamers United States and America is still
intense. Parties are arivinsr from all quar
ters, making inquiries (Or • lost friends and
relatives known to have been on these boats:
A portion of the remains will arrive here
to-day on the steamer Qeo. Lytle for re
cognition and Interment. 'Dispatches tram
Florence, Indiana, say : Thirty-three bodies
have been received from the United States
and America. The folloiving have been
identified: Jas. John, of Louisville; John
Fennell, Newport, Ky.; Emti Moreau,Wm.
Johnson Wallace Farris, Lexington' In
diana; Mr. `Farber, of Hanover, Indiana;
Mrs. Geo. W. Grilln, New Orleans; Mrs.
Mary T. Thompson, Philadelphia; and six
teen colored men =of the crew of the United
States. With the exception of a few ladies,
the remainderiare supposed to be those of
the-colored craw. The scene at Warsaw,
Kentucky, beggars description. Relatives
are hunting each other, and the wounded
are screaming with pain. People who, at
home, are blessed with wealth, are be
moaning their sad fate. Clothing is con
tinually furnished them by citizens and
everything is done to render ( them com
Central and South America.
By Telegraph to the rlttaburra flar:ette.l
Nzw YORK December B.—The Rising
Star brings $ 225,598 in treltsure, and Pana
ma dates to the 29th.
An arrangement has been made by which
Spanish vessels coming to the Pacific to
trade with Ecquador shall not be molested
by the Chillan navy, and in case of need
may tough at Milian ports.
Tim United States ship Wateree, washed
ashore at - Arica, was sold at auction for
An appeal has been made to the Presi
dent of Panama to expel from the Isthmus
Smith alias Clinton, the alleged swindler,
so the Malted States authorities may get
hold of him.
A great flood has &tared on the Isth
mus, checking operations for the time on
the Panama Railroad. The town of Ancud,
in Chili, was destroyed by fire on the 20th
of October. Loss 850,000.. .
-A revolt:lomin Magellan was promptly
The troubles in remain unsettled.
Affairs In Peru are improving. The op
position to the Governnient'is very weak.
The Government has ordered that the rise
of ten millings per ton on guano shall not
take abet until the deposits belonging to
Mr. Moore be exhausted. This was pro
duced by a remonstrance from consignees
to the United States.
FOUR. O'Cl.oor*. A. M.
Court of Claims Statement—
Treasury Clerks Discharged—
Bonds to Pacific Railroads—Re
port of Special Commission as
to Condition of Central Pacific
—Revising Senate Committees.--
Constitutiouality of Legaferen-
[By Telegraph to the PlttablirgtiOasette.3
WAREINGTON, Dec. 8, 1868.
COURT OP CLAIMS.
The Clerk of Court of Claims' gas pre
sented to Congress, in accordance with the
law, a statement of all pidgments ren
dered in that'Court for the year ending De.
cember 7th. :It shows that judgments
to' the . extent of , Buo,ooo have been ren
dared, one for 6123,000 for captured cotton,
and other large sums o n, the same account.
REPORT OP SPECIAL RAILROAD COMMIS
The following is the telegraphic report of
the Special Commission recently appointed
to examine the Central Pacific Railroad:
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 3.—0. H. Browning,
Secretary of the Interior, Washington—The
Central Pacific Railroad is well and sub
stantially built to Wadsworth, on the
Truckee river, one hundred and 'eighty
nine miles froni Sacramento, except two;
bridges now nearly finished. The grades
and carves are within the limits and. Abe
locations are satisfactory. The rails weigh
fifty-six. to sixty-four pounds to the lineal
yard. The ties are of sound timber and of
Full size, and are laid at the rate ,Of two
thousand four hundred to the mile. The
track is firmly laid and ballasted. The
culverts and bridge foundations are of
heavy granite masonry. The bridges are
of the HcAve truss pattern, well framed and
ironed. The tunnels are sixteen feet wide.
About twenty miles of the Sierras are coy.
ered with snow sheds. Passenger trains
can run from fifteen to thirty miles
per hour safely and smoothly. The
equipment of rolling stock, engine houses
and machine shops .is fully equal to
the demands of the traffic. Seventy-nine
locomotives are running' n the road and
.eighty more are on the way. 'On the new
portion of the road along ' the Humboldt
Valley the cross-ties, bridges and rails are
up to the standard. There are a few minor
defects, not of vital importance, in culverts,
drains and width of embankments. These
can be remedied at a small cost when the
hurry of pushing forward the road is over.
Heavy trains of rails, ties and fuel are run
ning safely to the extreme end of the road,
four hundred and forty-five miles from
Sacramento. The road is being construct
ed in geed faith, in a substantial manner, I
without stint Of labor or equipment, and
is worthy of Its characteras a great national
work. The telegraph lip is first class.
[Signed] . SHERMAN DAY.
• R. u. WlLLiAsts.
• LLOYD TERRIS. .
A memorial was presented to Congress
front members of the Georgia Legislature,
protesting against the manner of organ
izing the Provisional • Government in that
State, and the subsequent action of the
Legislature, wherein the following occurs:
"Your memorialists also respectfully sub
niit to the discretion of Congress, whether
the constitutional amendment has been
adopted by the Legislature of Georgia,
and whether further. legislation is
not necessary before the State can
legally resume • her status as a State in
the Union, entitled to all the privileges of
a loyal State. They present these facts In
behalf of themselves and over six hundred
and fifty thousand loyal-citizens of Geor
gia, and trust their appeal will not be in
vaip." The memorial is signed by Benja
milt Conley, President of the Senate, and
fifteep o th er Senators, -and J. B. Bryant,
J. HgCaldvrell, and forty-four ,other mem , .
hers of the House, including expelled mem
The Supreme Court to-day was' occu
pied in the hearing re-argument in ir num
ber of cases involving the constitutionality
tof the legal tender act and the 'application
of the act to tiusts and contracts made be
fore its passage. Hon. B. B. Curtis argued
in favor of the validity of the act, and :Hon.
Clarkson N. Potter-against it. The argu
ment will probably occupy several days.
Judge Fisher , in his charge to the grand
Jury to-clay, instructed them to inquire in
to instances 9f fraudulent voting by non
residents employed.in the military. service
at the June election and omit no effort to
bring them to condign punishment for vio
lation of the law.
The force employed in the Treasury was
reduced yesterday by the dismissal of
twenty-five lady clerks. It is contemplated
to make a large reduction of the clerical
force of the department during the present
VISIT TO SPEAKER COLFAX
A large nuMber of Indianians, including
Senator Morton and members of the House
of Representatives, and Secretary McCul
loch, probably one hundred persons - in all,
made a visit to Sneaker Colfax,and wife
The Republican Senators in caucus ap
pointed Messrs. Edmunds, Ramsey, Conk
ling, Trumbul, Sherman,'Rice• and Pome
roy a com ttee to revise the standing
MO . BONDS ISSUED.
The Secretary of the Treasury yesterday
Balled bonds amounting to §12,800,000. to
he Union Pacific, and ?12.46,000 to the Cen,
ral Pacific Railroad.
Theibrthcorning public debt statement
will show the coin In the Treasury $88,000,-
000, Including U 3,000,000 In coin certifi
—Shocks .of an,earthquake have taken
place' ear San Luis Potosi. The inhabi
tants of San Luls fear a new volcanic erup
tion near that city, the air being full of
ashes and smoke, and the earth-shaking
with a subterranean noise. An earthquake
shock was felt in the City of Mexico on the
6th of Noveniber. It was also felt at Puebla.
Shbak.s were felt for three days t%t, 'turbid°,
and a new volcanic 'eruption *as feared
—At Louisville, Kentucky, a shooting
affray occurred yesterday afternoon, which
resulted in the killing of John Ford by 1
International Telegraph Arm
tion of Mr. Dllsraeli as Brit
ish Premier;-Bismarck Desires
(By Teel:kph to the Pittsburgh Gazetie.l
LONDON, December B.—The flew tele
-graphic arrangements throughout Europe
go into effect on the Ist of Jasuary, in ac
cordance with the agreement made at the
International Telegraph Convention re
cently held at Vienna for the modification
and equalization of tolls. The rates are to
be considerably reduced, and Morse's and
Hughes' instruments are selected for use
on the various lines.
A very heavy gale prevailed throughout
England on Sunday night and Monday
morning. Many telegrams reporting
marine disasters - have been received. The
shipping in harbors has suffered much.
Houses were blown down and the damage
is very great.
LONDON, December B.—D'lsraell bad an
interview with the Queen yesterday at
which he resigned the seats of the offices.
Among the appointments which have been
settled is that of John Duke Collridge as
The Times to-day congratulates Mr Glad
stone on the speedy formation of his Cab
Frederick Dundas, liberal, has been re
turned to , the House of Commons from
Much regret is expressed that Chief' Jas.
Bice Cockburn has not been appointed Lord
PARIS, Dec. 3.—The Monileur says Count
Bismarck, soon after his return to Berlin,
had an interview with the Ambassadors of
France, England and Russia, and assured
them of his confidence in , the maintenance
of good feeling between European powers.
PAnts,-Dec. 8.-The funeral of M. Ber
ryer took place yesterday. It was attend
ed by M. Thiers and many other notabili
ties. A deputation from the English and
French legal professions and deldgations
from several typographers and, carpenters
associations - were present. .
QUEENSTOWN, December B.—The steamer
Aleppo'Riom New York, arrived yesterday.
BREST, December B.—The steamship Ville
de Paris, from New York, arrived to-day.
LIVERPOOL, December B—The bark North
Britain, from Quebec for Southampton, was
wrecked off Mount's Bay. Six of the crew
FINANCIAL AND COWIERCIAL. :
LONDON, December 8, 2
923 y, money; 9234 account. Five-Twenties
are, quiet and are quoted at 74g. Stocks
are steady; Erie, 25g; Illinois Central; 96g.
LIVERPOOL, Dechmber B.—The Cotton
market is easier and sales were made of
800 bales at 10%@)10g for Orleans; 11(4)11g
for Manchester; at the close the market
was heavy. Breadstnffs —Corn is easier but,
lower; sales at 38s; 9d. Oats have declined
to 3s. 7d. Wheat: 9s. 4d.@9s. 50. for red
western. Flour, 255. 6d. Barley and Peas
remain unchanged. Provisions—Lard is
firmer and sold at 665; other articles are
unchanged. Petroleum market is firmer
hut not higher. Linseed Oil is fiat:
LONDON, December B.—Sugar is quiet.
Tallow sells at 50s. 9d.
• Psnrs ' December B.—Bourse closed dull.
Last night Rentes were 70f. 20c.
11.,kvnu, December B.—The Cotton market
was heavy; sales were made on spot and to
arrive; or, spot at 127 - francs; to arrive at
LONDON, December B.—Evening—Consols
for money, 92%; for account, 92%. Five-
Twenties, 74%. Stocks are firmer and
higher; Erie 20. Illinois Central, 96%.
LivEripcor., December B.—Evening.—Cot
ton iS drill and unchanged; sales 8,000 bales
of western. Flour is quiet and steady.
Beef dull. Petroleum (firm; refined sold
at 106 d.
LONDON, December 8.-7- Evening.—Spirits
Turpentine, 28s. 3d.
Fare Arrangements for;the Army Reunion
—A Curious Will Probated.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette•
CateAct°, December B.—All the railroads
centering in Chicago, and the Burlington
and Missouri, Dubuque and Southwestern,
Lake Shore, Pennsylvania Central,
sylvania Eastern. Allentown and New
York, Baltimore' and Ohio, Toledo, Peoria
and Warsaw, Cincinnati, Hamilton and
Ilityton, will supply tickets at reduced
rates to all who wish to attend the reunion
of thel Armies of the:Tennessee, Cumber
land, Ohio and Georgia, on the 16th and
The will of Walter L. Newberry, who
died recently on board the steamer Vile de
Paris while on his nay to Europe, was
proven to-day before Judge Bardwell, and
Hon. Mark Skinner and E. W. Blatchford
named as executors. Thertestator places
the value of his property at two millions of
dollars, and the executors were required
to give bonds in the sum of four millions
of dollars. With the exception of a'Sew
small bequests to friends and distant kin
dred, he leaves his entire estate to his wife
and two daughters, both unmarried, with
certain peculiar conditions attached. For
Instance, if the dangliteis marry the Brat
male issues of such marriage shall each
receive the sum of one hundred thousand
dollars, on condition they take the name of
Newberry. .If either daughter shall marry
a man by the name of Newberry, this con
dition shall hold good with.their issue.
In case his wife dies and his daughters
die without issue, the estate is to be devot
ed to the founding of an immense library,
to be known as the Newberry library.
DISASTER AT SEA.
Foundering Of .the Oceau Steamer fiber-
Ma—Passengers Thought to be all Saved.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
NEw Yontr,,December B.—A dispatch.. to
Henderson Brothers, agents of 'the Anchor
Line in this city, from Handyside and
Henderson ' of Glasgow, under date of
December Bth, says: The Hibernia In a
heavy gale broke her shaft and stern pipe,•
sprung a desperate leak ands - foundered on
the 25th ult., in latitude fifty-three degrees
and longitude ( twenty-nine degrees. The
passengers and crew behaved admirably,
and were embarked 'in an orderly
manner In five boatil, dul.y prowls
coned. The Captain!s - and boatswain's
boats,'containinfifty-two persons, and in
cluding all the bin passengers, excepting
i k t‘
Nelson A. Olds a G. Mason,; have arrived
safely. Three boats, under the first, second
and third officers, containing the remain
der, Of the passengers and crew, eighty-one
. :rsons in all, are still missing, but their
safety is hoped for.
NEW YORK CITY.
General Grant and Admiral Farragut En..
tertained by the Union League—A Speech
from the. General—Commodore Meaae
Decided not 1.43 be Insane.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
EW YORK, Dec. 8, 186 S.
General Grant this afternoon attended
the wedding of Ex-Governor Fox's daugh
ter to Professor Benjamin, of 'West Poitlt
General Grant wasr entertained by the
Union 'League Club tonight .with a grand
dinner and reception, at which Admiral
Farragut was. also an honored guest. In
reply to a toast to. "Our Guest---the General
of the Army and President elect," the Gen
eral, who was received with loud and con
tinued applause, said :
of Me Union League—lt is
with entire regret that I find myself una
ble to respood in appropriate language
to the warmth of , feeling -with' which
the toast *his been received. You
all know ItoW unaccustomed 1 am
to' public speaking. jElearty laugh
ter and applause.] HOw undesirable
ai talent, I think, to possess. How little
good it generally does. [Tremendous
laughter and cheers.] And how desirable to
,see more of our public men follow the good
example,which I believe, in this particular,
if not others, I have set 'them. -[Tremen
dons applause.] I must, however, express
my acknowledgments to the Union League
of this city, as well Union Leagues of other
cities, for the great benefits they conferred
on the government during the rebellion
throfigh which we have passed. I wish to
acknowledge their liberality towards my
self, and towards the soldiers serving
against the rebellion, and to thank them.
for it." •
Gen. Grant's speech was followed by up
roarious applau.se,which continued for sev
Admiral Farragut responded in appro
priate terms to the toast "Our Navy and its
great Admiral." Various other toasts
were given and speeches made, and the
proceedings did not terminate until a late
Commodore Meade was produced in
Ciurt this afternoon under the writ of ha
beas corpus, and'Dr. Halstead, who was ap
pointed to examine his condition, testified
that he was perfectly sane.
—The vote on negro - . - suffrage in lowa was:
For suffrage, 105,884; against, 81,119; ma
jority for, 24,576. •
—George Peabody has made another do
nation of one hundred thousand dollars to
the London poor.'
• —The Canals of NewYork'closed on Mon
day last. -Nearly, every boat freighted for
tide water reached Albany before closing.
—The postmaster rat Gallipolis, Indiana,
Edward S. Newton, has been arrested for
abstracting- one hundred dollars from a
—A bill will be - introduced in Congress,
shortly, containing regulations for the
government of telegraphs and the secresy
of private dispatches. ,
—Judge Fullerton has assured the Presi
dent that he has proof of fraud sufficient to
justify the removal of most of the Federal..
officers ha ,Ne.w•Yurk atty. • .
—Wm. R. Price, bookkeeper for • Tull dr,
Baker, of St. Louis, was arrested on Satur,
day, charged with;embezzling several thou
sand dollars from his employers.
—A wooden block, comprising about
twenty tenements, at Roxbary, Mass., wls•
destroyed by fire yesterday. Fifty poor
families were rendered homeless.
—Yesterday the snow storm continued
at Rochester, New Yolki\accompanital by
a gale. The snow was nearly twelve inches
deep on a level. • The trains mostly out of
time, but so far all got through.
—The resolutions introduced in the City •
Council of St. Louis last week, providing
fOr a select Committee to investigate the
affairs of the Missouri Pacific Railroad
Company were adopted yesterday.
—ln New Albany, Lad.% yesterday, a
young man named S. S. Moore, Jr., was
shot and instantly killed by Mrs. Melissa
Morton. The tragedy was brought about
by remarks from Moore which reflected
upon the character of Mrs. Morton.
—At Wheeling, Va., the weather is very
cold. Snow to the depth of four inches fell
here on Monday night. The fall of snow
on the mountains is heavier than known
for years. No through trains from the east
have arrived since five o'clock on Monday..
They are all snow bound on the top of the
—lt is understood Got. Brown, Senator
Hill, Col. J. E. Bryant, 'and other promii
vent Republicans of Georgia '
to any fuither . Congressional interferenbe
with affairs in Georgia. 'They disagree
with and oppose the policy advocated by
Gov. Bullock., and are not willing to admit
that the reconstruction of Georgia is a
View Oriettni Market.
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.) -
NEW ORLEANS, November 7.—Cotton W,o
better; middlings 223ic; sales 3,750 bales;
receipts, 3.281 bales. Gold 13514 Sterling
Commercial 1453,a116yi. Bank 1463ia147.
New York Sight Exchange Na% discount.
Flour higher for. low, grades; superfine
87,00; double extra $7,25; treble extra7,soa"
8,00. Corn 76380 c. Oats steady at 62c.
Bran firm c at $1,20. Hay; 'choice scarce at.
323a25. Mess Pork scarce and higher;
Bacon. ' shoulders 17c; clear rib 17%c; clear
sides 19Mc. I l ard firm; tierce 16301714 c.
Sugar firm; common 81Sc; prime lly i e1114c;
clarified 123,4a1210. Molasses firm; strictly
prime 59a60c. Whisky firm at #1,02a1,05.
Coffee firm and unchanged.
fßv Telegraph to the'Pittsbargh Gazette.)
ALBANY, December 7.—The demand for
cattle, today is fair, and prices gay,c high
er, but towards evening trade grew dull
and some sales were forced on about 1,200
head at sa6c for poor; 7a834c for ordinary
to good, and 9a95( ) c for extra; the most of
the stock is of good quality. Sheep is in
good request at 3V,a4No for State; 4/05c
for Michigan and Illinois, and sy,a6mc for sheep and lambs.
Cambridge Cattle Market.
[By Telegraph to the Plttsbargh Gazette ' )
CAMBRIDGE, December B:—Beef Cattle;
there is abetter feeling in the market and
prices advanced Wsc; receipts, 889 head;
sales of extra at $ 1 2,50a13,00, Brat quality
,sllal2, second quality $10a10,50, third
quality $8a9,50 per cow. Sheep and Lambs
in fair demand
.for good lots, and prices
range at $1,25a4,75 per head..
CB, Telegraph to the Plttebaryth Gazette.)
CHICAGO, December B.—At the evening
board wheat was quiet and weak, closing
at $1,14N for No. 2 spring in store. Corn
nominal at 52. 1 ,052.90 for new. Oats nom
inal at 49c.
tB Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
NASHVILLE, Doc. S.—Cotton quiet; . 107
middlings at 21/c; good tirdinary 20Xc.