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URSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1808.
W. Pnik on the (rigid(' rxwea of this
trimming's GAzETTE,fikeond page:, Cori-
einaion- of the President's Menzyd ~ Third
and Sixth pages Continemid, •Pinalwid,
Mercantile and River. News,' Imports. Sec.
enth rage: New Advertisententi, Amur
, matt Direetory.
GOLD closed yesterdayiss New York at
1 , Jonas IL P. Raiorm," of Cleveland, is
likely to be the Democratic nominee fer''
Governor of Ohio.
011113031 is excited over the „inauguration
of a two - hundred arid fifty barrel well, on
- ' ) Chnrell Run, Venssigo county, last Bator-
This lainld to beaks latestproducing
well in the nountry.- ,. .
- YnnorminaT a 'storm was raised in the
'_'Senate by 'the coarse and offensive tone of
'the President's meesaae. When the Senate
- - - soquittedthe President on . all - the chazges
- Tpreferred - agairtathim by the Rouse_ofßep
vesentativesitheylplacedhirti in a condition
"'to draie otithis 'lir — qualities, which
- Osier tileir sense ()fit:acid dignity.,
•031 1 -ano der Wecember-1, 1838, mortp
judgments,rrecognizances, or monies
•owlng upon •artieles of agreement for the
vale of realestate, whether made before or
Witter that 'date, became exempt from all
fitnte taxation, except for State purposes,
in forty-three 'counties of this State, Alle
_ • gheny being one. The,exemption does not
•applv te these xinstrunients — when given by
•corporatiogs, - • •
TEE adininion of IdElwin, the colored
Tepresentative:from Lonisiona,will in effect
vrecognize thelvalidity,oi-the recent election
in that Staic:=.---4 - 11Onse is eyidently, and
'very justly, inclined to reject' the entire
;poll as a wretched farce, remitting the pea-
Pe to the necessity for a new eleetion, not
to be conducted' upon the judgmentiof
llossnetr, (Drafter the mode most ae*table.
rto:rds friends, the•Democretic 4 ' Innocent "
TEM ntaSEDENT'iI MESSAGE with
cold reception in Congress. The higher
:branch caused its reading to be discontin
med before ; half of its was Lid before the
inerairqs, and in the House it was &menaced
.as shameful and disgraceful and, by a very
:-decided vote was laid on the table, and reluc
tantly ordered to,be printed. These slights
would be the occasion of pain and nortiii
.cation to anrother man than the Preildent,
whole so stupidly headstrong and wickedly
:stubborn as to" rejoiee in 'the manner his
.document was received.
A SIISPOSITION is' manifested by some of
, the members ta i make the present session of
-Congress an unusually brief one, proposing
to adjourn immediately after the incoming
of the new year. ,This is wrong. It is
nnwise. There are great interests of the
-country languishing for legislation, and it
so disposed the members will find plenty of
business to.ocCupy attention in the traipse
-lion even up• • to the thne for the convening
of the L.Xlet Congress. We hope no prop
osition for an early,adjournment will meet,
with any favor, forthe interests of the court
try require -that it should not.
TEE YEEEENT snesiox of Congress is
likely to be not only a busy one, but to be
come memorable by reason of the passage
of an unusual number of important mesa
There are conflicting reports sit° thefate
that awaits Mr. Moonnzias
The. Indian Bureau will be - promptly
teatuderred to the War Department
Naturalization will , certalitly be: confined
to the federal courts, with stringent proyis.
ions against frauds.
The, whole question of suffrage will - be
considered and probably'an Amendmett.to
the Constitution regulating it submitted to
A careful perusal of , the•text of the Pres'
ident's Message does not enable us to re
new the favorable judgment with which we
welcomied, two days • 43inee, what was re
ported as a correct synopsis of that docu-
ment. Its two-thirds are devoted to the
denunciation o the reconstruction lam',
tenure of office bi I. and the bill afloat March
which expressed need tor a transfer of
large military po era from an unfaithful Ex
ecutive to alio and more reliable COM
mander.in-Chief; to the public ilebt, the
magnitude of current expenditures, the - ea- .
pediency of an early, specie resumption, and
the evils of an unredeemed: papers money.
The results of the elections lead Mr. Jorni.
:atm to dismiss the reconstruction and
_.:ltindred laws first - 7 alluded to, with a
ucferencs as remarkable for its 'brev
ity, compared with his former Message,
as for the concentrated bitterness with
-wtdch he ;reiterates his sullen defiance of the
ampreme legislative power known to the
<kmatitution, and his aversion to, a situation
;which he is now powerless to disturb. Upon
the topic/ of debt, taiation and the curren:7-
zy, his statements of facts are so rash; his
arguments so transparently, hold,! and
Fhetorio so comploPly.aOstof-it ildnisgbew
who accepts-his own blind partizanship es
his contemptible measure'of the popular in
telligence, that the 'reader must agree with
ns in the obseriration that better Democratic
stump;stieeches were printed ,by the Pitts
burgh press in any week of the recent cam
Tinning from these topics, the ?resident
commends the resenntion policy as best in
:gar dealings with the 'lndians, refers to the
'Secretary of the Interiorfor , information as :
to the Pacific railway.„oooripanies, and•re
views the operations and Bp:meg of each of
the Departments, noting the deficiency of
- over $7,000,000 in the Postoffice This de.
ficiOs mainly due to the res um ption of
ifisinees throughout Attie Souther States—a
portion of the Repablic which has never
paid the expense of its own postal service,
and is not likely to Cot a generation to come.
Our foreign tektites seemto be,:in the main, ,
eatisfactory. - He • =terra very general re
duCtion in the rate of international postage.
Of Mr., WASILEMORN, now on his return-from
the Paraguayan mission, be remarks
the charges • sera' tat him, of personal com-'
pliclty lathe domestic affairs of that country,
are 44 iiljaiiiims and very improbable," and
that our National rights will be faithfully
maintained: The Darien
.Ship Canal is
likely to be realized under the Auspices of
this Republic. He defends the ,purchase of
Alaska and the negotiations with Denmark
for her West indiar-ls att — i - ff -- i, upon the
ground •of. national and political necessities,
and urges the farther application of the same
policy to all adjacent islands and contiguous
'territory. He urges the need for the speedy
annexation of San Domingo, particularlf.
and hints that it is also our duty to lend ef
fective aid to the insurgents of enba:
. questions with Great Britain
are alluded - to as still the subject of negliti
edam, and he hopes to submit satisfactory
truths at an early day.: , - - . - : . J • _
Of the' message "as an eipoeition of our
foreign relations, and is 'a defeigof the
author's peculiar views of , doei c i tic : Policy
at home, we may say thatilt elitateMen&..
had been more explicit as to the Ant and
considerably curtailed as to the laif ? '"this of:
tidal document would be fat more Taluable
and satisfactory to the country. --
He concludes with 'a renewed recom
mendation for amendments of the Constitu
tion, to provide for a direct election Of, the
President and Vice President, fcii; the'raore
distinct designation of their succerieorshinld
both offices become at the same time Vacs*,
for the direct choice of Senators,• and for
making the tenure of the Judiciary _a term,
of years instead of forlife.
As a whole the Message is meagre in its
supply of . : valuable or timely information,
and characteristically redundant in tbote fea
tures which unpleasantly' mark ail State
papers written by ANDREW Jonas-sox.
The =New York Tribune, which made
the original announcement of the great
Railway Consolidstiono now explains, as
We learn that the, recent contract of en
gagement entered into between the Penn•
sylvania Railway Company and she Pitts
burgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railway
Company, and the Pittsburgb,_ Coltunbus,
and St. Louis Railway ,Company, Is neither
a consolidation nor a lease of either road to
the others. The arrangement is one which
is intended to harmonize the working of the
three roads so as to prevent undue competi
tion in the cutting down of rates, or the
promotion of the building of rival or com
peting roads. The contract fully recog
-nizes the equality of the several corpora
tions, and neither one is subordinated to
the others.. The Pennsylvania Railfrad
Company in no sense absorbs the powers
of the two Western corporations; but the
powers of the three are in some important
Particulars executed by a joint commissi3n,
in such way as to make a unit from New
York to ehica g o and St. Louis. The par
ties to the contract regard it as the most
important and valuable one yet devised In
railway management, and that it will great
ly enhance the value of the three properties,
and at the same time be-promotive of the
1!r. Rollins's 'Report.
Commissioner Rollins. in his report .on
the Internal Revenue _Bureau, states that
the aggregate Internal Revenue •receipts,
excluding taxes upon lands and the circula
tion and deposit of banks, for the year end
ing June 30, 1868, were $191,180,564.28.
In 1866, the similar receipts werb $310,906,
984.17, and in 1867, $265,020,474.65. in
1866, there were collected on* incomes, $6O,
894.135 85; In 1867, $57,040,640.67 and 'in
1868, $32,027,610.78. The receipts from
fermented liquors were in 1868., $5,685,
663.70 against _V74819,345.49 in 1807, and
$5,115;1 - 40.40 in 1866. From distilled spirits
and brandy there 'were received, - in 1868,
$14,290,730.98, against $19,164,409.34 in
1867 and $29,482,077.99 in 1866. The de-
crease in the past year is attributable to
frauds, and the Commissioner says that "the_
"remedy lies in the improved character of
"the revenue and jUfficial officers
"than in the increased stringenerorthe
"law or the improved regulations anere
"qairements of the office."
The expenses for collecting the revenue in
1868 were $9,327,301.74, in 18675082,-
686.03, and in 1866 $7,689,700.46. The in-'
crease Is attributed to the raised pay of 'the
Asslitant Assessor from $4 to $5 per day.
Mr. Rollins gives a table of the receipts dur
ing the months of July, August and Sep
tember, 18138, , compared with that for the
same period of 1,867,. During the former
period there were collected $38,620,898.15,
while during the same months in 1867 the
total wa5553,897,963:01. This decrease
is because.of the repeal of the tax on manu
factures. Duriag the same months of 1867
there were collected from distilled spirits
$5293,920.98, and 1868, $8,465,443.09.
The Commissioner makes several sugges.
lions übotlt the law, and recommends that
the Internal Revenue Department should
be made a department of its own, and not a
mere appendage to the Treasury.
Our Paregusyau Minister.
Charles A. Washburne is forty-eight years
Old, born in Maine, a citizen of California,
where he was first a miner. then an. editor.
Re fought a duel with B. F. Washington, a
pro-slavery editor, and was shot in the
thigh. He was married in 1865 to a lady of
youth, beauty and familY, in New York
City, - and has had a child born in Assump
tion. The diplomatic correspondence shosve
hirkt to have been a zealona Republican, arta
ions to make the people respect the Ameri
can Government, and all hie statements
since 1861 have been consistent, shrewd
and deVeloped trnely the subsequent occur
rences. It was after his second return to
Paraguay, with a wife on his hands ,hat
9 4T --
his real troubles began,
.PISTSBURGEt GA.ZETTE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1868.
The Virginia Election Blll—Ex
planatory Statement CoUcern-
Ing the Union Pacific Railroad
—South American .Republics—
Legal Tender Cases in Supreme
isr Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Guet.e.:,
WASHINGITON, December 9, 1868.
• THE VIROINIA'ELECTION BILL.
General Baler, in his remarks in, the
House to-day on the. Virginia election bill,
advocated a later day for the election. The
day fixed in the bill he said would occur
within twenty days of the time when it
was the usage in Virginia to enter into con
tracts for labor, and when it would be
1 ' without the poWer of the landholder to
starve the laboring people. It was to be
held at a time when there was no certainty
at ail of the co-operation of. the Executive
in restoring or maintaining order or
/punishing violence—at a time when there
was no certainty that the scenes in
, Louisiana, Georgia and Texas would be
re-enacted. He should like ,to have the'
fourth Thursday of May fixed, that being
the usual day of holding elections in Vir
ginia. At that period of the year, if men
were turned out of employment they could
live in spite of the landholder who might
be opposed to them—at that time the
country would have an Executive who
would support law and order—at that time
they 'would have the , power, which they
had. not liQw, of punishing murder and
riot—at that time they could assure the
people of Virginia, what they have not had
since 1860, a fair ledion. 'For these rea
sons he favored she postponement of the
election till the fourth Thursday of May,
and he offered an amendment to that effept.
Mr. Washburne. of Illinois, had no Ob
jection to have that time indicated. He
- believed the result of holding the elec
tion in January next would be to throw
that State inevitably into the hands of the
other side. Not a single person, would be
elected who would not be opposed to the
reconstruction acts and' to everything con
nected with them. If the negroos should
attempt to vote underthe difficulties stated
by the gentleman from Massachusetts, Mr;
Butler, there would be such scenes of vio
lence and bloodshed
_as 'had-taken-place -In
Georgia, - I.Atilinana, Arkansas and Texas.
It therefore, the duty of Congress, in
order to protect the colored men, to fix the
time of the election ' , for a day ,when the
strong arm of-a loyal - administration will
UNION - PACIFIC RAILROAD.
Special Commissioner Barnes has ad
'dressed the following letter to - Hon. 0. H.
Browning, Secretary of the Interior:
In the report of the'Special Commission
ers appointed to examine the Union Pacific
Railroad it will be noticed we have omit
ted to take into account the amounts ex-
pended by the Company orr appropriated
for construction, material, rolling stock,
station houses, &a., which were, at the
time of making the examination, either. in
Ali:mess of completion,' or in in transiht, or
contracted for, our instructions not con
templating such investigation. It will
also be observed that many of the estimates
of necessity-involve gradual expenditures,
- which a_true regard for economy will ex
tend over a number of..yeare alter the road
is opened, while setuw - are_contingent, on a
prospective amount-of:train, which is en
tirely A -matter of judgment, and in rela
tion to - :which results only; establish
,tiepsisity. I would-beg to be permitted to
state, forr.my ownpart, I did not intend the
improvenients to - which the report al
loded-Sholild be 'Se - . once supplied, dr"
tosuggest that the. Goverment should still
farther secure their accoMplishment by
withholding any - large proportion of -its
promised assistance.— The work already
completed, in-progreas_and under contract
constitneac in nay„opinion,_an -ample„secu
rity for:-the- improvements-suggested byf
your - Commissioners, as well. as for the
good faith ofthe managers of this great en
terprise, and it would be to me a matter of
grave regret that I shOuld be considered as
having given authority, by assenting to the
report, to any measure on behalf et the
Government which will retard the early
,completion of this national work.
- I am, &c., JAMES BAnivits,*
Special Commissioner U. P: R. R.
THE GEO-BOLA RECOBSTRECTION BILL
Introduced in' the Seriateto-day by Mr.
Sumner declares that the present state of
government in Georgia is provisional only,
it having failed to comply with the require
ments of the act under which the State
Was admitted to representation, and pro
vides for the re-assembling and purging of
the General Assembly; empowers the Pro
visional Governor to remove the State Inn
niclpal officers, and directs the Presideutto
furnish sdillcient military force to preserve
pesos andprotect property,
T I RE SUPREME COURT
Walt to-day further engaged in the bear
ing of the legal tender case Messrs. Pot
ter and Townsend concluded their argu
ments. Mr. Evarta commenced the con
cluding argument, which Is made on the
part of the Government. He - will prob
ably finish it to-morrow.
ROUTH. AMERICAN REPUBLICS
The Department of State has informal
advices that all South American republics
and Spain now accept the plan of the Con
vention of Plenipotentiaries at Washing
ton, as proposed by this Government, for
the restoration of peace on the Pacific
New York Press on thePresldenVn Message.
[By Telegraph to the PGtatnizgh Gazette.]
Yaw Yonz, December 9.—The Everting
Ibet says: Mr. Johnson has certainly
„produced the must remarkable public
document of which we have any knowl
,edge. He begins by tilting Congress to re
;peal the re•onstruction acts, and follows
`the invitation to new disorders by a propo
sition for the repudiation of the national
debt, which he explains with grave delight
as his own discovery, and iu utter uncon
sciousness of the bare-faced knavery of his
proposition, or of the injury be is inflicting
upon the American name, or the insult ho
is offering to the American people. All he
says besides is of small consequence, com
pared with this deliberate attempt to dis
honor the country.
The Commercial' .Adpertiaer gives a bare
resume of the Message, expressing no
op! n [onto.
The Express nye the message will be
found worthy of _careful perusal by all who
are anxious to be informed of the state of
the nation. As it is, the President being
nearly at the'ond of his official career, and
about to quit the Presidential chair, cannot,
In what he has to say, by accused of having
any party purpose to subserve or• personal ,
ambition to promote, and so his message
should be accepted as bearing, throughout,
the impress of impartiality and entire free
dom from personal prejudice or coloring
for partisan effect. - •
New York Central Itailread—Etatabling
tap Telegraph to the Pittsburgh easetteo .
ALBANY, Dee. 9;_At a meeting of the
newly elected Directors of the New York
Central Railroad to-day Cornelius Vander
bilt was anent mowdy elected President and
Daniel Torrence Vice President. '
The following resolution was adopted:
Belayed, That although.the Board of Di
rectors of this company have full confi
dence in the 'correctness of the stook ac- .
count 'of the company, and have no doubt
as to4he validity of every share outstand
ing, they do nevertheless, for the - greater
satis&ction of the stoekholders, invite lion.
Rufus:W. Peckham, of Albetiy,lion. Chas.
Stebbins, of Casenovia ' and_ Hon. John A.
Griswold, of Troy, to act sea Oomtnittee to
examine the s tock hOeks the company
and•ieport th ereon.
Annual Reports Reconstruc
tion' In Georgiaßill - Poised
Removing Political Disabili.
tier of Justice Moses; of South
in the Senate—lts Reading In
terrupted—Progress of _Approp.
riation Bills—Adjournment till
January sth Suggested—Bill
Introduced Providing for *con
stitutional Election in Vir
ginia—The President's Message
in the House—lt is Pronounced
Indecorous, Insulting and Dis
graceful—Resolution to Print
Extra COples Rejected—lt is
Finally Laid on the Table and
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gasette.)
WASHINGTON, December 9, 1868.!
The PRESIDENT presented the annual
reports of Treasurer Spinner and the
Comptroller of Currency.
Mr. WILLIAMS introduced a bill to aid
in the 'construction of the Oregon branch
of the Pacific Railroad, which was ordered
to be printed.
Mr. SUMNER introduced a .bill to carry
out the reconstruction acts in the State Of -
Geoigia; which was ordered printed.
The Senate took up the bill for the relief,
of the political disabilities of Mr. F. J
Moses, Chief Justice of South Carolina.
Mr. DAVIS, of Kentucky, moved: .s-co'
amend the bill so as to extend the same:re ,
lief to all other citizens . of South Catblimv.:-.
The motion was lost,' all the Senlitbre
present voting In the negative except-Bay
ard, Davis, Dixon, Doolittle, Perry, Mc.;
Creery, Morton, Patterioni. of Tennessee,
And Saulsbur y. The-bill then passed = yeas, • . . • .
46;' niys, 6.
A message was received from the - House .
stating they had pailstxl . the bill regulating
the duties on Imported, copper and- ores,
and transmitting the act restoring the Bu
reau of Indian Affairs to the War pepart
mefit. Laid on the table.
On motion, the Senate took a recess, and
on re-assembling the President's message
was read by the Secretary of the Senate.
When about half ofit had been read Mr.
Mr: CONNESS moved the further reading
be dispensed with, on the ground that it
was offensive and untrue.
' Mr. DAVIS approved the motion.
Mr. HO W E followed in its. support.
Mr. WHITE claimed that all considera
tions of 13ropriety demanded the reading.
Mr. WILSON, while denouncing Presi
dent Johnson, thought the message should
Mr. HENDRICKS insisted it was not
only the President's right, but duty, to state
his objections to the Congressional policy.
Mr. CONNESS withdrew the motion. •
Mr. CAMERON renewed it.
Mr. MORTON was surprised at the
tion, and declared its adoption would be
little the Senate and indicate mere spitefal-_
Mr. DRAKE suggested, as Congress had
received so many of a like character, it
might as well take one adore:
Mr. HOWE argued the President's duty
Was to communicate facts, not opinions,
and the Senate was not bound to hear his
a and Insulting message.
Mr. EDMUNDS said the transaction of
business would be facilitated by deferring
this question till to-morrow, and moved to
adjourn, which was carried-20 to 2 , 2.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,.
Mr. PADIE, from Committee of Recon
reported a bill to relieve from all
legal and political disabilities arising out
of 'his connection with rebellion, F. J.
Moses, of South Carolina, lately 'elected
Chief Justice of that State.
The bill passed , by the requisite two
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, from
Committee _on Appropriations, made_ a
statement In reference to its business. He
said the estimates on which that Comruittee
would have to act would net reach the
House till the close of the week or begin
ning of next week, and - not in sewn
to allow the committee to repot
any of the regular appropriation= bills be
fore the time - when - Christinwn 7 receas is
usually taken. There wbre teriZegular an.
-nropriation bills to be oonsidtred by the
House, legislatiire bill. Army bill, navy
bill, pension bill, postoillOi bill, Military
Academy bill, sundry clitil flll. deficiency
bill and the consular and diplomatic appro
priation bill. In case of a recess a majority
of the members of the Applepriation Com
mittee would remain in Wiishington rand
attend to business. Nothinivould there
fore be gained by the House;continuing In
session, and he was instructed to propme
that on Thursday of next week or the follow
ing Monday the Fortieth Congress adjourn
to the sth of January.
Sievers! members—Make the motion now.
Mr. WASIIBUr tiE—Gentlernen around
mo desire the question to be settled now.
If that be the judgment of the House, I am
willing to submit the oonourrent resolution
for a t recess now. Ido not, however, desire
to do so until some other gentlemen shall
have been heard from other . Committees.
Mr. SCHENCK desired to say something
about the condition of the business of' the
Committee on Ways and Means.
Mr. HIGBEE called for the regular or
der of business.
The subject was therefore dropped for the
present.. _ _
Mr. BINGHAM, from the Committee on
Reconstruction, reported a bill providing
for an election in Virginia,' to be held on
Wednesday, the 20th of January next, the
question to be, "For. the Constitution," or
"Against the Constitution," adopted by tho
Convention which met In Richmond. De
cember 3, 1867. =Ho explained the bill, and
said It was the saw , : as the one passed last
July, except as to the tim of holding the
election. He 'hoped th & time was near
when there would be no further complaint
In that State as to the want of a local gov
ernment resting on the consent of the gov
Mr. ELDRIDGE inquired whether the
bill Made any provisions in reference to
persons voting excluded under the consti
tution and laws of Virginia, or under -the
reconstruction acts. , ;
Mr. BINGHAM replied that tl - bill in no
way changed the reconatructio Rota as to
'the disqualifications of citizena to vote in
the preliminary election.
Mr. WASEIBURNE, of Illinois. called
attention to the time fixed for holding the
election and expressed the opinion, that
Congress should lix a much later day. He
thought the 20th of January too early for
holding the election, and desired to offer an
amendment, substituting the Second Tues
day of April, trusting that at tha pro te cthe
loyal people of Virginia could be d;
Mr. MAYNARD remarked, in addition
to the reason assigned by Mr. Washburne,
that the middle of January was ordinarily
a very inclement season, and it would be,
very difficult, if not impracticable, to se
cure anything like a full, vote. He was.
therefore, in favor of postponement.
Mr. a pINGHAM said the time named in
the,bill was not fixed by the Committee.on
Reconstruction, but had been designated.
by thO Vommittee of friends of the reoon
straction measures in Virginia. Those per
sons were entirely satisfied a fair election
would be had. They w ere satisfied
the' result would be satisfactory to the
friends of the Union everywhere in the
country, and in addition to those imggeo
lions be desired also to state that certain
revolutionary acts were - taking place in
this country which it was in the:power of
the peopla of Virginia in 1869 to do some
thing towards arresting, as they Ihad done
on a memorable oocasion in 1787, when
there was sedition in the - land.
Then Virginia, acting under the lead
of wise, intelligent and patriotic men; was
the firs t of the States of the Union to take
action for the exercise:of such power on the
part of the whole people of the country as
would perpetuate their„liberties, and, in
their owa language, consolidate the ITnion
of States. On last of September, since the
adjournment of Congress, the Legislature
of Oregon, following the bad examples
of the Legislatures of Ohio and New
Jersey, had defeated the ratification
here:ofore given by the people or Oregon
to the fourteenth article of amendment.
He undertook to say there were men who
would come to understand, by absolute ex
perience, the positive necessityl of that
amendment to this- Constitution - of---1.116 - 1
United States. If the - Government was to
be maintained by the laws rather than by
arms,jt was in the power of the people of
Virginia; and he desired they should have
the opportunity of exercising it, to put an'
end to the contest and restore to this Con
gress power, before its adjournment on the
fourth of March, to silence all question as to
the validity of the ratification of that
amendment, and as to the great question
whether it is to be a part of the Constitu
tion of the land to allintents and purposes.
After further discussion, particularly as
to the time fixed, Messrs. Washburne,
Butler and Bontwell insisting on a day as
late as May next, and, before disposing of
it, the President's message was received
The reading having been cometa, Mr.
WASHBURNE, of Illinois, havi ng made a
motion that the message be printed, said
the recommendations of the President rela
tive to the public debt were - plain, undis
guised repudiation, and entered his pro
-test against it, denouncing it as a disgrace
Ito the country and to the Chief Magistrate.
WASHBURNE yielded to Mr.
ItROOMA.LL, who desired to offer a rasa
lution, but was interrupted by Mr. WOOD,
who made the point of order that Mr.,
Waahburne had been using unparliament
--The Speaker ruled, this being a country
of freaskeecli3ll - 6 . -persons elected to rep
,tesentrtheipeopliThave a right to criticise
Aliiihmt4. , l,flicers, provided it be in lan
gtuiolaitindecorous or offensive,—a right
exercised in the President's Message in
referring to members of Congress.
At Mr. SCHENCK'S desire the para
graph commencing, "Our National credit
should be sacredly observed,"_and ending, -
" , Rigid compliance with the letter of the
bond," was read.
Mr. - BROOMALL then read his regain
,' tion, Which recites this paragraph above
referred to and says:
. Whereas, Such a sentiment , if permitted
to go to the world without immediate pra
test, might be understood to be the senti
ment.- of the people of the United States
and of their representatives in Congress;
Resolved, That all forma and degrees of
repudiation of the national indebtedness
are odious to the American paorde,andlhat,
under no circumstance Will their reprai'
sentatives consent to offer the public credil
tor, as full conmensation, a less amount' of
money than-that which the Governnient
contracted to pay him.
Mr.- SCHENCK said: I look upon that
part of the message as the =most gross,
shameless, infamous proposition to repudi
ate the debt of the country th 4 I have
:ever yet known to be put forward from
any quarter, except it may be, pectaibly, in
the columns of the ,naper of Brick Pome
roy, who; I believe, has spread ~Vgibre the
public in full this morning this'Message iu
advance of the other papers (laughter)
showing possibly a kindred feeling on this
point. There is another part of 'the message
to which I wish to attract attention before
any vote is taken. On the 25th page of it
will be fOund a paragraph reflecting on the
actin° of Congress in terms similar to those
used by the Legislature .of Oregon. It is
only necessary for me to recall the atten
tion of the House to the fact'that yester
day. when language cattle from that ,
source, we stigmatized it as Scarrilor. , ,Sii::
decorous and slanderous. Ido nu, .k.iiow
any license which the Presideutf the
il ' ,
United States has to speak thus o
legislation, which may not as, welt be ac- -
corded to the Legialature of 'Oregon, and I
therefore class them togetherin togetherthat repro
bation which Congress has.alroady passed ,
on one of them: ‘..`Now, Ltrugt that there
will be no printing of, • ,,this Message. Let
it take its_phance iri public . i - Tr rants. I
trust wilt be simply laid on' the table as
not tit tcc-.- - bc referred to the - Committee of
the Wh ole the State of the Union, or to
any Committee of the Honk%
4 , ,,` Mr- FA RN'S WORTH—That is right.
'Mr. SCLIENCK,-.1 trust - . also that no
gentleman will be deterred from voting
against referring it - to the Committee of the
.Wholeonthe State of the Union; on the sup
position that it is necessary, in order to give
jurisdiction .to the several parts, that it
should- be referred to that committee:
There is nothing In the message of which
the standing Committees of the House may
not obtain jurisdiction by the ordinary
process of reference of bills, petitions and
resolutions. There is no necessity there
fore of referring it to the Committee of the .
Whole on the State of the Union, for the
usual purpose of its distribution to the
standing committees. There is no need of
its being presented. It will go broadcast
to the country, as all President's messages
do, for what it is worth., -- 1-- destri - that it
may simply be laid on the - table, and I hope
my.friend from Illinois, concurring with
me, will permit me to substitute that mo
tion fur his.
Mr. WASHBURgE concurred with Mr.
Schenck, but said it was necessary the mes
sage be printed, in order thatit might go
among the official documents of the coun
try. He modified his motion so as to lay
the message on the table and have it prin
Mr. SCOFIELD suggested wbether the
gentleman would_ not be satisfied to have
it sent to the "butter shops." -
Mr. HIGBEE agreed with the gentlemen
as to the character of the message, but it
seemed to him the House was making too
much of one who is effectually dead. The
last election settled that question, Let the
message go to , the people and let them see
wharwe haveliad_to... contend Achinst - for
the last three'years. — li Wilrfnlly confirm
all Congress has said of him.
The question being on the motion lay to
on the table and print,
Mr. ROSS suggested an amendment to
print one hundred thousand copies.
The SPEAKER ruled the amendment
not in order.
The message was laid on the table and
ordered printed—yeas 128, nays 88. •
The vesolution indicated by Mr. Ro
son yesterday, calling on the President for
further Information and correspondence in
reference to Fenian prisoners in Ireland,
was offered and adopted.
The bill for the election In Virginia was
again taken up, l discussed and amended,
by a voto of ?9 to GO fixing. the fourth
Thursday in May for the eiection, and the
time for the meeting. of the Legislaturtwas
also fixed for the first Thursday in 6eptem-
SPEAKER . tiresented a letter frem
.the Secretary of War, with a communica
tion from the Superintendent, of the Freed
men's'Bureau, asking the Rouse to lnyesti
gate ttie condition of that bureau. Re
ferred to Committee on Freedmen's Btu.
Mr. WASHBUkNE, Illinois, resigned
his position as Chairthan of Committee on
—Parties Lake port the grad
ing of from
Central Pacific Railroad com
pleted to one hundred and ten miles west
of that place. The remaining eighty miles
to the end of the track will be graded in
,three weeks. No interruption to track
laying had °centred, and none is expected
during the winter until it relishes the Was.'
!latch Mountain, east of Salt Lake.
English Cabinet Appointments
Announced—New Minister Pre-
I pared to Consider Proposals .
Concerning Alabama Claims—
, Manifesto to the Austrian
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
' GREAT BRITAIN.
Lortnorr, December 9.—The following
Cabinet appointments are officially an
nounced: Rightnonorable Geo. J. poschen,
President of the Poor Law Board; Bight
Honorable Marquis Harthington, Post
master General; :4r. Austin Henry Laiyd,
rresident of the, Board of Trade; Right
fEroisorable Henry A. Bruce has accepted
'the appointment as Secretary of State for
the Home department.
Lownos, December 9.—The Daily Tele.
graphsays Mr. Gladstone's Cabinet is now
ready to consi der _ any counter 'proposals
made by the U nited States in the Alabama
case. The Telegraph adds: "The comps.
tence of Lord Clarendon to carry out the
negotiation is undoubted: The concessions
which were made by Lord Stanley are an
earnest of the spirit animating the English
politicians in dealing with this matter. All
that can be hohorably granted will be.
America can accept no less and desires no
VIIINNA., December 9.—The Emperor
Francis Joseph has issued a manifesto to the
army, in which he says : "The country
wants peace, and we must maintain it.
I am satisfied with the laws recently adopt.
ed for the re-organization of the army
throughout Europe. Austria and Hungary
are now equally interested in the grandeur
and securityof-ths Empire. It is my wish
that the army, navy and landwehr will
ever remain truly united."
BEtaxx, December 9.—Count Bismarck,
in the Prussian House of Deputies to-day,
assented to the proposal to carry the ex
penses!' of the foreign Stairs of North Ger
many to the budget afteEll37o. In answer
to the proposition that Pitssia should fol
low the liberal example of Austria, he
asserted that the Prussian people had en
joyed all the liberties now inaugurated by
Austria foi over twenty years. •
Dee. 9.--G eneral Derode has
been appointed to the chief command of
the troops in the Department of Andalusia.
Gen. Makin ect has been made. Captain Gen
eral of SevillO. . ,
_ MARINE IYFpWS.
LrvEaroor, Dec. ship . John Dun-.
cari,,,from St. Johns, N. 8.,' for LiverpoOl t :
capsized in the middle of the Atlantic and"
was lost. The captain, his wile and nine'
of the crew - were drowned. ' „ „
UliittiSTOWlT, Dec. 9.—The steamships
City - of Baltimore and City of.Limelick,
from New York, arrived yesterday,/
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
LONDON'. Dec. it—Ertning.=Consola 92j;
1@9214 for account; 5-20 s at 74%;.Erie263,4;
Illinois Central 96k; Atlantic . and Great
Western, 40%. ' •
FRANEY9IIT, December 9.—B onds, 79.
LIVERPOOLi' Dec 7.-Cotton ' 'steaditt sales
8,000 bales middling uplands at- - Rigd.;
Orleans at 1134 d. lireadstoffs quiet;-.Cali
fornia White! Wheat,;l2i.; Red Western,
95., 3d. Western .11our;' 25a. 6d. Mixed.
corn, 38s. 9d. Oats, :33. 7d. Barley. be.
Peat: 465. ~ P rovisions quiet: 1- Pork, 87s.
Beef, Ioss. ;lard, 665. Cheese; 666. Bacon,
1.41CD0N,,' December 9:--Evening.--Petro
leurti, 934 d: for Spirits; 16.614 d. for Refined.
Calcutta Linseed flat 575. 6d.®58.5.
Aracrwittili, Dee. 9.—Petroleum, 53@5334
PARta, Dec. 9.—Bourse weak but improv
ing in tone; Rentes 70 francs 32 centimes.
FRANKFORT * . Dec. 9.-5-20 s closed at 791 g
HAVRE, Dec. 9.—Cotton closed firmer
tree ordinaire on spot 127 francs; low mid
dlings to arrive 125 francs.
COUGHS, COUGHS, COLDS, COLDS,
• Wheii a per.
charged with phlegm, which oppressing the eon.
etloation a natural effort is nude for a relief.
. cold the lungs beamei
TMa alert le a cough. The only safe and prudent
remedies to be adopted are those ',bleb assist na-
tore in its work, by looser log the phlegm and excl
ting-Vreedoni of expectoration instil the evil Is re:.
moved:lsll.. SARGENT'S COUGH SYRUP is ad
mirably adap:ed so promote expectoration, ease the
breathing, loosen the phlegm, ainste the fever, gad
;allay the tickling which occasions the cough, with
out tightening tae cheat, or in any way injuring the
System, and for all temporary and local. affections.
such as irritation of the tbroat; hoarseness of the
voice, influenza, &c., it is of incalcUlable vaine Es—
pecially at this inclement reason of the year it
would be well for every family, to.have this valuable
remedy at band. Prepared by GEO. A. KELLY,
Wholesale Druggist,corner Weed street and Second
av, nue. Pittsburgh. and for vale by all druggists
ana dealihainonediclue: SO cents per bottle;:.:'
When 11...e.th has been sacrificed for want of the
care necessary to protect it. regrets are unavailing.
It is better to prevent than to.repette. The ino‘t in
clement season of the year Is at hand, and Its cold
and damp are the source of inn :mumble distressing
ailments. The best means o f escaping tt em la to
keep the outward surface of the body comfortably
warm with suitable clothing, and the Internal or
gans in a vigorous et adltlon by the occasional use
of a healthful tonic and cot rective. Winter makes
tremendous drafts upon the vital forces, and there
fore Ms a season when a pure vegetable stimulant
and invigorant like HUBTET TER'S- STOMACH
DITTEDS is of infinite use, especially to the weak
and ieeble. It gives stamina to the system, and
thereby enables It to withstand the shocks of cold, •
which produce cough, bronchitis, catarrh, and other
diseases of the organs of respiration. .Dyspe sia.
and every species of indigestion - are also greatli,
aggravated by cold, damp weather, and for these
complaints the BITTERS are an acknowledged spei
mite. Thews la no fact better known tn this country]
ard, Indeed, threngho-t the eiv.lized portions of
the Western Hemisphere, than that this genial pre
paration is a swift and certain remedy for all ordli .
nary diseases of the stomach and the liver.
A FACT OF GREAT VALUE.
No one can be too often impressed with the truth
of all disorders which mankind are prone to, none
are of more providence at this season of the yeer
than those which manifest themselves in the lungs
and pulmunary organs. Dr. REYSER'S PECTOR,
AL SYRUP Is s speedy and infallible cure 'b all re
cent cases of coughs and lung diseases, and DR.'
KEYSER'S LIING CURE in cases of long-standing
and great obattniteY, win be found of tnestimable
value. There is scarcely a house or family in Pitts- .0
- burgh that cannot testily to Its merits, and instesd
of a person' wasting time on other inert and inap
propriate re.medies, let them walk themselves to'
Dr. Keyser's, 140 Wood street, where they will
find the right medicine adapted to their cure. The
Doctor . has a 'long experience in medicine, and la
these lung cues, he bas given signal pr of of his
great ability and thorough knowledge ofd all those
diseases in which the lungs take a preminent PIM
lIU residenee in Pittsburgh is over, twenty year , '
and the value of his remedies 1s extended Wherever
coughs are prevalent and luatt diseases to be cured.
DR. KEYSER'S RESIDENT OFFICE for VON
EXAMINATIONS AND THE TREATMENT, Of•
OBSTINATE CHRONIC . VIVRA HEN 120 Pleier
WIIMMET, PITTSBURGH.. PA. OfEce hot= IrWIW
WA. tr. UNTIL re We '
November 80. /SRN. ' •