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--- ;SENATE : reedmen's Bureau In..
vestigationDesiVed by the Com
. inissionr Mississippi , Elec4
'ikon Memorial New York
Election and Naturalization
' FraudS=Bill for the Redemp
tion of A.lnited States and Na
tional Bank Notes and Frac
-tional Currency, in Coin—Bill
to , Fix Number of Supreme
Coprt Judges, &c.--Resolutions
Cenmrifig_ the President for
Views Expressed in. His Message
—House Resolution for Recess
Agreed on. HOUSE: Variety of
. , Bills and Resolutions—lnfor
oration as to Alabama Claims ..
Negotiation Not Furnished
President's Repudiation Views
Repudiated—The Alleged Alas
ka Swindle Investigation
AskeFor—The Mission of Ca
leb Cilt
eking, &c., &c.
[By Teleiraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.).
WAssINGToN, Dec. 14, 1868.
The PRESIDENT presented a communi
cation from the Secretary Of War, trans
mitting the report of the Commissioner of
Freedmen, - Refugees and Abandoned
LandS, asking, for the appointment of a
commission to investigate the operations of
the Biirean from, theerganiiation to the end
. ;l of the present month.' Referred to the
Military Committee.
. Mr.,. POMEROY presented a petition of
•Li citizens of. Kansas for woman suffrage.
Mr.ISUMN.ER presented a petition from
11 colored persons in Georgia, asking a reme
dy for' the outragee -to which they have
t. been recently exposed. Appropriately
• :".! 'erred.
Mr.ISHERMAN presented a memorial
_.; and,address of the members elected to the
• Legislature of Mississippi, and others, al
leging that the !Constitution, was adopted
• by a majorityof the registered voters in the
, State, and praying Congress to recognize it
as the Constitution of Mississippi, and put
in operation the State government under
t! it. Referred to the Judiciary Committee.
• M,r - *MORGAN presented a memorial.
presented by Wm-E. Dodge, Marshall 0.
Roberts and _others," praying Congress to
• •
appoint a Special Commfttee to investigate
i., the naturalization and election frauds. Re
' ferred to Committee on Judiciary.
Mr.iMORTON introduced the following :
A bill 'to provide for the redemption of
United States notes and fractional cur
' • .7 rency; and requiring the National Banks to
redeem their notes in coin.
7 Be lit enacted, &a, that hereafter there
shall be no sales of gold belonging to the
• Treasury, and that which may hereafter
accrue, over and above the amount ro
quired to pay the interest on the public
debt, and for the specific uses specified by
- • law, shall be reserved and set apart for the
redemption of United States notes and
fractional currency.
Sac. 3. That on and after the Ist day of
'July,' 1871, the 'Treasurer of the - Uinted
t, States shall pay in coin at the Treasury of
the United States, at Washington, in the
District of Columbia, and at such other
• points as may be designated by the Secre
tary of the Treasury, all notes and frac
tional.currency that may be presented for
Sid. 3: That on and after the Ist day. of
January, 1872, the National Banks shall
,pay in coin such of their note's as may be
presented for redemption, and shall on
and after thellrat day of July 1870, receive
• and hold in their vaults all the coin that
may' be received by them as interest on
their stocks held by the
"I I the redemption of their stocks.
Sac. 4. That until the Ist of January,
1872, 1 1 at which time they are required to
begin the redemption of their notes, the
National Banks shall keep and hold in their
vaults the whole reserve of legal tender
-:' notes as now required by law, and that on
and after that time the reserve of legal ten
;' der notes, as fast as withdrawn, shall be
replaced with coin, in .a like amount, and
- said Banks shall thereafter be required to
hold a reserve, In coin, to the like amount,
• and for the same purpose as now required
by law to be held in . legal tender notes;
provided, it the Comptroller of the Cur
rency may be absent, the Secretary of the
Treasury alloy, said Banks to hold a portion
of said 'a reserve,. not exceeding two-fifths of
1, the mount trequirecl by law, in. United
• States notes. •
SEC. 5. That the Secretary of the Tress
;+ ory ; may cause so many of the United
States notes that may be redeemed under
the provisions of - this act to be cancelled,
-1; as may in his judgment be necessary to
'3 the Proper limitation of the entioney; pro
vided further, that all fractional currency
that may be - redeemed shall be cancelled.
Sac. 6. Thaton and after the first day of
January, 1872, the United States notes shall
'cease to be a legal tender in payment of
debts that shall be receivable in payment
of Government dues, as -now provided by
„z Sac. 7. That the • Secretary of the Tress
; -- ury shall have the power to negotiate and
selibonds of the United States, to be due in
thirty years and redeemable by the Govern
ment after ten years, at • its pleasure, bear
ing interest at the rate of seven per cent.,
the principal and interest payable in
o gold,
-to such an mount as may be necessary to
carry into operation the provisions of the
; second section of this act.
The following bills were introduced:
, By Mr. KELLOGG: In relation to public
i; lands in Mississippi, Arkansas and Florida.
Referred to Committee on Public Lands.
BypMr. MORRELL, of Vermont; A reso
lution directing the Committee on Rules
;• , ,---to, consider the expediencT of appointing
a standing committee on Education. Re
ferred to Committee on Agriculture.
• By Mr. WILSON: A bill to fix the num-,
beg of judges of the supreme court of the(
United States and change the judicial cir- 1
cults.. Referred z toVinximittee on Judiciary.
It is as follows; - •
L Be it ,enaeted, That the Supreme Court
4 ,! shall consist of a Chief Justice of the Uni-
ted States and fourteen Associate Justices.
1 SEC. 2. That the District- of Maine, Neiv
Hampshire and Vermont shall constitute
the First Circuit Court; that the of
;Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connee.
- 1 tient shall constitute the Second Circuit;
that the District - of New York shall on-
I .
stitute the Third Circuit; that the, Dis
trict of. Pennsylva , iia and New Jersey shall
constitute the 31.burth Circuit; that the
District of Mar 'land, Delaware and Vir
ginia shall tonstitute the Fifth Cir
„ cult; that the 'district of, North Car
olina, South- Carolina, Georgia and Flor
ida shall constitute the Sixth Circuit; that
the District of Alabama, Louisiana and
Texas shall constitute the Seventh Circuit;
that the . District of Kentucky, Ten
nessee and Mississippi shall constitute the
Eighth Circuit; that' the District of Ohio
and West Virginia shall constitute the
Ninth Circuit; that the .District of Indiana
and Illinois shall constitute the Tenth Cir
cuit; that the District of Michigan and
Wisconein, shall constitute the Eleventh
Circuit; that the District of lowa, Minne
sota; Dakota and Nebraska shall constitute
the Twelfth Circuit; that .the Distriet of
Missouri, Kansas and. Arkansas shall con
stitute the Thirteenth Circuit; that the Dis
trict--of California, Oregon and Nevada
shall constitute the Fourteenth Circuit.
Sao. 3. That the Chief Justice and seven
Associate Justices, to be annually drawn
by lots, shall hold one term annually at the
eeat of Government, and such adjourned
and 'special terms as they may - find neces
sary for the despatch of business or "said
Court, andthe Associate Justices not drawn
to hold the term of said Court .at the seat
of Govirnment shall annually hold one
term in each Circuit and such adjourned
and special terms as the business of the
several Circuits may reunire.
Mr. HENDERSON introduced &resolu
tion requesting the Secretary of the Intar
rior to communicate reports and other in
formation received by him relative to the
late battle with the Indians, which was
Mr. DRAKE's resolution requiring In
dian treaties to be considered in open Sen
ate, was discussed and referred to the Com
mittee on Revision of Laws.
— By
Mr. WILSON: Bill to amend the act
regulating the elective franchise in the
District of Columbia. Referred .to Com
mittee on District of Columbia.
-By Mr. HARLAN: A bill in relation to
swamp lands in lowa.. Referred to -Com
, mittee on'Pablic Lands.
By Mr. WILLIAMS: Bill to 'establish a
uniform rule of naturalization and to re
peal acts heretofore passed upon that sub
ject.' Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. STEWART: A bill to punish the
crime of holding office in violation of the
Fourteenth amendment of the Constitution.
Tabled on his motion.
By Mr. POMEROY; •A bill to create. the
Department of Indian Affairs and to pro
vide for the civilization and goVernment of
Indians. Referred to Committee on Indian
Affairs. '
- By Mr. COLE: A bill relating to paying
contracts payable in coin. Referred.
By Mr. CONKLING: a bill to repeal the
act fixing the time for regular meetings of
Congress. Tabled and ordered to be printed.
By Mr. FERRY: A bill to amendithe na
turalization laws. Referred to Committee
on Judiciary: , •
By Mr. DAVIS: Resolution asking the
Secretary of the Treasury to inform the
Senate what.was the aggregate amount of
each issue of the United States b‘..nds,
their respective dates. and rate of interest
borne by them - respectively. Laid over.
By Mr. KELLOG: Reaolutionreiresting
the Secretary, of War to communi to any
information received - by him from eof of the Freedmen's Bureau in refer
ence to the late disturbances in Louisiana.
Also, a resolution asking the Secretary of
War to Inform the Senate what number of
troops are employed on the plains, and
whether any volunteers are so employed,
and, if so, by whose authority. Adopted.
Mr. SHERMAN, from the Select" Com
mittee to which it was referred, reported,
with amendments, the bill sincorporating
.the New York and Washington Railroad
'Company. The principe provisions, as
heretofore published, are unaltered by the
reported amendments.
The Senate went into Exeeptive SeaSion
at 1:45, and continued about fifteen min
utes, after which
Mr. CATTELL introduced a resolution
censuring the President for the views in his
message in relation to the National debt.
The resolution was briefly de ated by
Messrs. Cattell, Edmunds, fiend lts and
Nye, and then was Co mittee
on Finance.
Mr. WILLEY introduced a similar res.;
olution, Which was referred to the 'same
The Senate agreed to the House resolu
tion to adjourn from the 21st inst. to Jan
uary sth, and adjourned until to-morrow.
A bill was introduced providing for the
defence of the Northwestern frontier and
making grants to the North - American Rail
way. Referred to the Military Committee.
A large number of bills and resolutions
were introduced 'and referred, Including
the following :
By Mr. MILLER: Declaring that the
principal of all United States bonds shall
be paid in Referred to Committee ou
Wass and Means.
By Mr. WHITTEMORE : Directing in
quiry into the elections in South Carolina,
Georgia and Louisiana. Referred to Com
pittee on Reconstruction.
By Mr; BUCKLEY Providing that the
State of Alabama may accept, within two
years, the provisions of. the Agricultural
College bill. Referred to Committee on
Public Lands:
• SYPRER : Memorial of the Lou
karma Legislature, asking the appropria
tion-of three millions for the Mississippi
river and Mexican Gulf Canal. .Referred to
Committee on-Approiarlitiens.
By Mr: GARFIELD: To legalize gold
contracts. Referred, to Committee on Ways
and Means.
By Mr. SPALDIM : Declaring Congress
will not entertain any project that looks di
rectly or indirectly to the repudiation of
the debt of the United Sttites„ and that it
abjures unhesitatingly the proposition em
braced in the President's message of apply
ing the interest of the bonds in liquidation
of the principal. Referied to Committee
on Ways and Means. .
By Mr. WELKER: To repeal the act of
January 22d, 1867, fixing the time for the
regular meeting of Congress. , Referred to,
Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. ASHLEY, of Ohio : Prgposing an
amendment to the Constitution. Referred
to Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. PLANTS: To divide. the State
of Ohio into three Judicial Districts. Re
firred to Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. MoKEE: To establish a new Ju
dicial District in Kentucky. Saine refer
By Mr. MULLENS: ResolutiOils of the
Tennessee Legislature, asking an appro
priation for the improvement of the Tenn
essee river, Referred to Committee on
commerce; also , a bill to suppress illegal
voting and punish persons*ho unlawfully'
vote or endeavor to disturb elections. , Re
ferred to Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. JULIAN: To extend the right of
suffrage in Territories and the District of
Columbia. Referred to Committee on Ter
ritories and District of Columbia.
By Mr. LOUGEIRIDGE: Proptrsing an
amendment to the. Constitution. Referred
to the Judiciary Committee. 4 ,
By Mr. PAINE: To repeal that provision
of March 2d; '67, which foitids the mainte
nance of State militia ,in North Carolina,
South • Carolina, Florida, Alabama and
Louisiana. Referred to the Committee:on
Reconstruction. •
By Mr. HUBBARD, W.TiVa.: Joint reso
lution of West Virginia Legislature, asking
Congress to aid in the completion of the
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. Refer] ed
to the:Committee on-Roads , and Canals.
By, r. PALSLEY: Like resolution, ask
ing Congress to pass a law to incorporate
the Washington and Cincinnati Railroad
Company. Referred to the. Committee on
By Mr. CAVANAUGH: To establish an
assay office in the Territory of Montana.
Referred to the Committee on Coinage.
By Mr. RERR: To regulate and limit the
jurisdietion of the Admiralty Court of the
United States. Referred to the Judiciary
Mr. ARNELL offered a resolution recit
ing that the Ku Klux outrages continue to
be practiced in Tennessee and elsewhere,
'and instructing the Reconstruction Com
mittee to make careful inquiry into the
whole matter. Adopted.
Mr. STOKES introduced a joint resolu
tion panting twenty per cent. additional
compensation to 'employes in the civil
service of the Government, at Washington,
from the 30th of June, 1867, to the 30th of
June, 1869.
Mr. BENJAMIN moved to lay the reso
lution on the table, which was agreed to—
yeas, 97; nays. 73. -
Mr. BRCOMALL,Of Penasylvania,moved
to suspend the rules to enable him to in
troduce the following preamble and reso
WHEREAS, the President of the United
States, in his annual message to the For
tieth Congress, at its third session, says:
[Here followed an extract from the mes
sage in reference to the liquidation of the
six per cent. - ixmds by the payment of in
terest. See last Wednesday's proceedings.]
WHEREAS; such a sentiment, If permit
ted to go to the world without immediate
protest, might bo understood to be the- sen
timent of the people of the United States,
and of their Representatives in Congress;
Resolved, That all forms and degrees of
repudiation of National indebtednetis; are
odious to the American people, and.;under
no circumstances will their Representa
tives consent to offer the public creditor as
full compensation a less amount of money
than that which the Government contracted
to pay.
Rules suspended-135 to 29, a loony . vote.
Mr. RANDALL moved to table the pre
amble. Rejected--37. against 132.
The resolution was then adopted-154
against six, namely Adams, Archer, Gro
ver, Jones (of Kentucky - ,) Mungen and
Trimble (of Kentucky.) -
Mr. LAWRENCE, of Ohio, presented a
memorial of the Union League of New
York, and offered a resolution for the ap
pointment of a Select Committee of seven
to investigate the irregularities and frauds
therein alleged to occur in the city and
State of New York, affecting the recent
elections for representatives to Congress
and electors for President and Vice Presi
dent, withpower to hold sessions in the
State of New York and elsewhere, by a
quorum or a sub committee, and to send
fOrpersons and papers, &c.
Undet a iumpeosion of the rules,-by a
vote of 134 to 35 - ,the resolution was adopted: '
The SPEAKER presented a message from
the President In reference to the schooner
Sybil, libeled as a prize of war. Referred
to the Committee on Appropriations.
Also, a message in reply to a resolution
of the House, offered by Mr. Wood, calling
for further correspondence in reference to
the Alabama claims.
The Secretary of State says he is of the
opinion that the publication of such corres
pondence would be premature and incom
patible with public interest.
Referred to the Committee on Foreign
Mr. COOK, from the Committee en Roads,
and Canals, reported a bill to authorize
the building of a military and postal rail
road from Washington to New York. Or=
dered printed and recommitted.
Mr. ORTH introduced a resolution giving
the thanks of Congress to Brevet Major
General Jos. R. Reynolds for his ability
and impartiality in the disch irge 'of the
delicate duties devolied upon him as Com
mander of the Fifth Military District. Re
ferred to the Consinitteo on" Military Af
fairs. --
Mr. BUTLER, of Massachusetts, intro
duced a bfil to enforce the laws of the Uni
ted States in the State of Georgia. Re
ferred to the Committee on Reconstruction.
Mr. FERRY introduced a bill tore-estab
lish the rank and pay of offieers in the
Navy. Referred to the Committee on Naval
Affairs. '
• Mr. RANDALL introduced a bill to rega
late the funding of taxes • paid into the
Treasury of the United States. Referred to
the Judiciary Committee. ,'
Mr. HOLMAN offered a resolution, call
ing on the Secretary of State for the corres
pondence between Mr.. Webb, United
States Minister at Brazil, and - Rear Admiral
Davie in reference to the disposition of the
American squadron at Rio Janeiro, and to
the Paraguayan difficulties.
'On motion of Mr.. LYNCH, the bill, re
ported by him last session, from the Com
mittee on Banking and Currency, for the
gradual resumption of specie' payment,
was made the special order for the first
Wednesday in January.
Mr. WOOD moved to suspend the rules
to offer a resolution reciting the allegation
made in the Worcester Spy as to the im
proper weer $2,200,000 of the amount paid
for Alaska, declaring that such declara
tions, if true, seriously affects the character
of the Government, and, if not true, the
parties accuse,d-shall have opportunity to
prove their Innocence, and directing the
Committee on Public Expenditures to in
stitute a full investigation into the allege
lion; with'power to send for persons and
papers and to, report, at any time. ,
The rules were suspended and the reso-•
lution offered and agreed to. •
On motion of Mr. VAN HORN,' of New
York, the rules were suspended, '(yeas 109,
wiya 40,) and the bill provide for , the
construction of a shi t p rtal aroutui 'the
Falls of Niagara made the special order for
the second W ednesday in January.
• Mr. HUNTER asked' leave to offer a reso
lution directing the 'Secretary of State to
inform the House•'whether •any ,Commis
stoner had recently been sent, as the repre
sentative from this, country, to Spain, and,
if so, for what purpose. and by what au
thority, the name of such Commissioner,
the amount of his compensation, and out
of what fund it is paid, and to furnish a
copy of any instructions given to him.
The rules were suspended and the retie
lotion offered and agreed to.
On motion of Mr. COOK, the Committee
on Roads "and Catialtrwas empowered to
examine, under oath, skilled and scientific
-witnesses in reference to the construction
of the bridge across the Ohio river, 'to ex
penses to be incurred for mileage, &c. - •
Mr. LYNCH offered p resolution reciting
that United States vessels in ports of the ,
Spanish West Indies etre Subjected to die.:
criminative duties and,charges
he rates cha Od
to nearly double t rg Britishemounting'
and other vessele,'aturdirecting ,the Com:-
mittee on Foreign Affairs to inquire and
report Wtheilionse what 'action shoidd lie
taken by the United States Governtnent in
the premises.. Agreed to.
Mr. FARNSWORTH introduced a bill to
restrict and regulate the franking privilege.
Referred to-Postoffice Committee. •
Mr , WASHBURNE, of Illinois, offered a
resolution instructing the Postmaster Gen
eral to communicate a copy of the adver
tisement for proposals for furnishing post
age stamps, also copies of the several bids
offered :therefor, together with a decision
of the Department thereon, which was
agreed to.
, • Mr. SYPHEE offered a resolution direct
ing the Committee on Military Affairs to
i quire into the expediency of repealing
t e sixth section pf the army appropria
t ens bill of March, 1867: - Which prohibits
the organization of militia in the Southern
States, which was adopted.
Adjourned. .
agib ARKANSAS. " •
The. Report I Depredations et the Militia
-...Condemation by all Parties.
'CiliTelesraelt to the Pittsburgh 6azette.l
MEMPHIS„ December 14.—The troubles
In Arkansas continue.. The Liberty ar
rived here this morning with a number of
families who had fled from Augusta. They
confirm the former statements in regard to
the depredations of the militia. The steam
er Des Arc- put her passengers off a few
miles below Augusta, the, officers fearing
to trust the steamer within their reach and
returned here. The agents of the White
River line have been instructed to hold all
freight for Augusta and points above to pre
vent seizure by the militia. ' •
The Avalanche's Little Rock special to,
night says the outrages committed by the
militia are so flagrant as-to provoke the
condemnation of all parties favoring peace
and order. The Republican radical organ
says: "This thingof martial law is not only
Unconstitutional, but oppressive, inasmuch
as`the circumstances of our condition are
not of such an alarming condition as to
justify a resort to such an arbitrary, uncon
stitutional and extraordinary measure as
setting aside the whole body of the civil
law, and we hope the Legislature will pass
a law prohibiting the further exercise of
this power:" The Governor's report to the
Legislature to-day shows that Upham's
force at Woodruff - is only one hundred and
fifty. He had taken fifteen prisoners at
Augusta and says he will kill them and
burn them if attacked-by the 'rebels. In
the Southeast the force is two hundred and
fiftY - 7 - oltTifed' militia. Martial law has been
prOelaimed in Conway, because private let
ters represented half of ,the population as
Ruklux. He declines to publish the names
of the writers. .
Draltiof Gold and Currency—Remittances
E.-1,000,000 Weekly—North Carolina
Bonds—The Mission of Caleb Curbing.
tar Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.,
NEW Your, December 14, 1868.
The drain of gold and currency to the
West 'and South continues. One Bank
alone this morning bad orders for.hallf a
million in currency from Chicago, and the
remittances to all sections must reach four
millions per week. A movement has been
Started by the city banks in favor f abol
letting the present system of maki quar
terly returns to the Comptroliwtor
There is rather more dispositio in the
gold market to make engagements for fu
ture delivery. •
Bonds were weak to-day on a fresh rumor
that the Legislature had passed a bill loan
ing the credit of the State to New York
The Treasurer of North Carolina tele
graphs that the Interest on We State bonds
will be promptly. met January Ist. •
The Post has a rumor that Moses H. Grin
nell is to be the successor of Mr. Smythe as
Collector of New York.
The argument in the Erie cases was con
tinued to-day before Judge Cardozo.
A Washington special says Caleb. Cush
ing has probably gone to Bogota to x.egoti
ate with the Government of Colombia for
the joi nt protection of the ship canal across
the Isthmus of Darien.
Assembling of the Heroes'of the Late War
at Chicago—Honors to Generals Grant
and Sherman.
[By Telegraph to the rittabargh Gazette.l
CHICAGO, December l4.—Oar city is
already begin ning to fill up with soldiers,
who come to "take part in the grand re
union to-morrow and the day following.\ A
large number are now here. General
Grant and staff, Lieutenant General Sher
man and family, Major Generals Negly,
Palmer,Curtis,A. J _Smith, Giles, A.
Smith, telknap,Hickenlooper, A. H. Terry,
Meredith, McClernand, Tower. Bowman
- Logan, Thomas,
Pope, Bnckland,
Slocum,Elliot, Van Dorn; Tilman, Saw
telle, B arnum, Willick, Gibson, McArthur,
Jordan, Ingalls; Butterfield, McDoWell,
Cogswell, Bloomfield, Dunn and Cox, Sec
retary Schofield, and a large number of
lesser military, lights. ..
• A large number of our 'citizens called
on General Grant and Lieutenant General
Sherman at the Fremont House to-day to
pay their respects. To-night they are the
guests of Lieutenant Governor Bross, at his
residence on Michigan.avenue.. A large
number of army officers and hundreds of
our citizens with their families are present
to pay their respects.
A Pardoned Convict Returned to the Pent.
tentlary-Alleged Embezzler.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette
Sr. Louis, December 14.—Edward John
son, who was convicted and sent to the
Penitentiary about - three "years ago for as
sisting in the robbery of the United States
Express Company of forty thdusand dol
lars, was pardoned by the - Governor some
six months since on condition that he
would conduct himself as an honest man
and keep out of bad company. It having
recently been ascertained , that he has not
strictly complied with the conditions of
his pardon, and it being, suspected that he
was concerned in the robbery here, last
August,' of the messenger of Adams
Co., he was brought here from Chicago and
sent back to the Penitentiary to serve-out
the remaining twenty-six months of his
Hoskings, seoctrid clerk of the steamer
Bismarck, is' charged with embezzling 111,-
400 belonging to the boat, and one binicired
dollars reward is offered .for his appre
hension. He has been missing since De
eomber third.
Georgia Affairs.
Telegraliti io the Pittsburgh 4.3Azettu.l .
ATLANTA, Decembei 14:—Major General
Meade left tonight for Washington. -
The Republicans of Georgia do not en
dorse the action of Gov. Bullock at Wash
ington, and claim that'Georgia is fully re
construoted and entitipd to her rights in
the Union. --
The decision as to the homestead and
stay laws of Georgia will be rendered to.
FOl7ll O'CLOCK A - . M.
The Insurrection in Spain—rroc
lamation to the Inhabitants of
Cadiz4urrender of the Insur
gents and the Disturbance at
- •
•an End—English Government
Affairs—Address from-Mr. Glad
stone to His Constituents, -Con
tested Elections—Misaionaries
in China—Differences Between
Turkey and Greece Likely to
be Settled—Austrian Budget.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
MADRID, December 13.-General Roda
has transmitted a communication, stating
that, on being apprised of events in Cadiz
he had left Lisbon to offer his services to
th'e Provisional Government. The Provis
ional authorities have replied tliat they re
spect him for his intentions, but he must
return immediately to Lisbon.
General Roda yesterday issued the fol
lowing proclamation to the inhabitants of
Cadiz: "A revolution, incited and foment
ed by the secret enemies of the country,
has already deluged with blood the streets
of this beautiful city.. It has found no echo
In any other part of the peninsula. I have
como to suppress this rebellion with the
forces placed at my disposal by our Gov
ernment. Lay down your arms and your
lives shall be spared. This I guarantee in
the name of the Government, upon whose
clemency you may rely. Such are the only
means by which the insurgents may escape
being treated with inflexible rigor. I will
grant you Until to-morrow at noon, in order
that the old men, women and children, and
citizens be, peaceably removed and with
drawn from the town. IL will not be my
fault if, with the means of attack which
the -imperious law of necessity compels me
to employ, there should come for Cadiz a
day of mourning and ruin. I shall regret
such a result from the bottom of my heart,
but I shall do my duty." •
This proclamation produced a marked
impression on the intmrgents, who sent a
delegation with the United States Consul to
General Caliber°, and offered toplace their
arms in his hands. General Rode expects
to enter Cadiz' to-day. , •
Notwithstanding Rode's proclamation
there arel various accounts of collisions in
different parts of Spain. The bltteniess be
tween, the Republicans and Monarchists
still continues.
MADRID, December 14.—A1l foreigners
have left Cadiz. , It is thought the insurrec
tion will-be suppressed' without bloodshed,
The Oerresponcimcia of Madrid says the
Duke of Montpensier had,previously made
an. 'offer.. of. his, personal services to the
"Pricrolaional Gpmfrpapterrt• to ataxia- in sip
pressing the revolt , in Cadiz, and, this ne
tion on the part of the Duke was prompted
by the belief that the insurrection was a
movement instigated and conducted by the
Carlist party.
MADRID, December 14.—The Insurrection
in Cadiz has terminated with the surren - =
der of the Insurgents. Many of them desir
ed to deposit their arms at the Consulate,
instead of delivering them up to the Gtiv
ernment authorities, but Gen. Callabero
refused to allow them to so dispose of their
weapons, and held them to a strict compli
ance with the terms of his proclamation.
'CADIz, December 14.—The insurrection
here is an end. The Insurgents have given
up their arms to the military officers and .
the people generally are returning the,arms
which they had 'secreted at their homes.
Perfect quiet now prevails, and there
are no indications of recent disturbances
except patrols of soldiers in streets and mil
itary guards around the Hotel De Ville and
other public buildings.
About thirty persons have been arrested
for attempting to Incite the workingmen of
this city to rebel against the Government.
LONDON, December 14.—The Timis hopes
that England will, adopt the American
newspaper postal system.
Lord Clarendon informed the Foreign
Ministers formally, on Saturday, that ne
gotiations for a treaty of commerce are to
be opened 'immediately with Mr. Burlin
game's Chinese Embassy. •
LONDON. December 14.—Mr. Gladstone
has issued an address. to the electors of
Greenwich, preliminary to his re-election
from that borough, rendereil necessary by
his acceptance of the Ministerial office. He
says after the part taken'by him in the
movement for the disebtablishment of the
Trish Church, it was impossible for him to
decline the task of forming a Ministry.
He trusts thel new administration will de
serve the confidence of the country, and
promises to tiose every_ effort to carry the
measures which he urged while out of
office. t
Iri the House of Commons petitions have
been presented, contesting the election of
thirty-four Liberals and thirty-seven Con
servative members for Boroughs.
Lord Clarendon, the newly appointed Sec
retary of State for Foreign Affairs, belds
levee on Saturday, which was attended by .
Hon. Reverdy Johnson and Hon. Anson
Burlingame. •
MAusErt.Las, December 14.—Advices
from San Row, China, report the safe re
turn of two Ministers of the London Wes
leyan Mission. Upon traveling through
China they were well treated, and can
abundance of coal evidences, and o r gold,
silver, lead and iron mines. Catholic mis
sions were very numerous, and Catholic
converts wore numbered by
thousands. hundreds of
Pants, Decemberl4,—Tae Etendard says
the great powers will continue their efforts
to settle the dispute between Turkey and
Greece; and they do not yet despair of sue
VlENNA,•December 14.—The Ministerial
Budget has made public the deficit for the
year 1369 as estimated at 3,500,000 pounder
Lennox, December h.—The steamship
Wm. Penn, from Now York, arrived yes
QuEssaroim, December 14.--The steam
ship Samaria, from New York, arrived this
The Peruvian Fleet Difficulty.
1.13 y Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
NEW ORLEANS, December 14.—The re•
ported trouble on the steamship Havana.
on hccouutof the change of Sag, amounted
to nothing. All is quiet`onboard ROW and
the men have gone to work. '
Nominations by -the President—
Dyer Court. of Inquiry—Esti
mate for Postal Service—Cost of
Indian War—Supreme Court.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l
WASHINGTON, Dkember 14,1888:
The President to-day. nominated _to the
Senate Henry A. Smythe to be Minister to
. i
Russia; AleX. Cummings, of Pennsylvania,
CommiasiOner - of Internal Revenue; Win,
J. Callen, Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
for Idaho and Montana; Benj. io. James,'
Chief Examiner. for Patent Office.
Secretary'Schofield has: diretted the a -
L i
journment_of the Dyer Court , of
• Inquirv
until January 11th. - ti ' !
Postmaster General Randall has sent to
the House estimates of the money required
for the service of the Department-for the
year en'ding June, 1870. _The sum total is
twenty-four millions and a half. Of this
the inland mail transtnortion, including
the overland and sea mail to California, re
quires nearly thirteen millions and a third.
The Secretary of War sent a communica
tion to the House to-day, stating that it
is impracticable to state with sufficient ac
curacy the 'amount `expended during the
year ending June 30th, 1808, on account of
the Indian war, and that the amount ex
pended for river and harbor survey im
provements for the same period was P 4,005.1
Among the eases argued in the Supreme
Court to-day were those from New York
involving the question whether certificates
of indebtedness are securities of the United:
States and therefore exempt from taxation_
by the States.
Most Atrocious Affair in Missouri—Three
Men Murdered for 'Money.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.) .
Sr. Lours, December' 14.'-Tate' Kansas
City Times gives an account of a horrible
affair which recently occurred in - Ja.spar
county; Missciurl, is substanie as follews:
Mr. Turner, of Clay county, Missouri, pur
chased a lot of eattlersome months ago, of
Colonel J. C. McCoy and others, of Dallas,
Texas, „the cattleto be paid for at a . point
called Baxter Springs , . Colonel McCoy
sent his.ltephew, quits a young man, with
the eattle to receive his portion of the .
money, - ebont 81,500, and the other parties
also sent agents. After receiving the pay
for the cattle, young McCoy, a mar. named
Jones. and three others of the partY started
back to - Texas, and while encamped at
Buckhar's Prairie, Jasper county, were.
fired upon by a party - f five men, and two
of their party - killed and one mortally
wounded. McCoy and one other man es
caped and went to a farm house near by.
Soon after arriving
_there, the men who..
had done the shooting, accompanied by
three others, appeared and,llemanded Mc-
Coy's money, which was given up, and then
placed him and his comrade- in a school -
house and kept them guarded until the
night of the second day, after which they
were taken out by a party, now' increased'
to fifteen or twenty men, for the ostensible
purpose of burying the dead. But after
proceeding some distanee they robbed Mc-
Coy's companion of sixty-five dollars, and
then began firing at hitia. He broke away
and escaped, They them shot McCoy
several.places and left him for dead. He
was not killed,bowever, and was found next -
morning, taken to the house of a settler ,
and cared for. but there is little hope of his -
recovery. The parties engaged in this ,
atrocious affair are said to be well known
residents of the immediate vicinity. It is
also stated, but the report is doubted, that
the murderers, failing to despatch the wit-
nesses of their first assassination, deposited
the money taken from McCoy with the
postmaster at Baxter Springs. It is fur
ther stated that when a party went to bury
the third murdered man, they found
considerable . money upon" their persons,
and got into a row about a diviaion of
the spoils, but it was finally settled by giv
ing the Doctor, who had attended McCoy,
the lion's share.
San Francisco Matters-.A Duel Arranged
For, Ends In a Draw. •
[By Telegraph so she Pittsburgh Gazette.)
SA.: 4 FluNC[Boo, December 34.—The '
steamer Constitution sailed to-day for Pan
ama with $006,000 in treasure; $575,000 for
New York, and $196,000 for England;
At the last Meeting of the Board Of Su
pervisors a misunderstanding occurred bb
tween two members, J. B. E. Cavallier and
P. H. Canvars, resulting in the former °hal
lengine Canvars. The challenge was accept
ed and the time of meeting appointed for
Sunday morning, weapons navy revolvers,
distance ten: paces. , The friends of the
parties interfe;ed and Cavallier offered con-
ditionally to - withdraw the Challenge. Can- •
vars 'refused, when the chaUenge was Un
conditionally and absolutely withdrawn by
• ' Boston Municipal Election.
ly Telegraph to the Plt - tabargh Gazette.;
BOSTON, Dee. 14.—Returns of the Mayor
alty election from all the -wards but the
Third, give Shnitliff, Democrat= ;and pre
incumbent,. 0,879, and Kimball, Re
publican, 8,569. The complete vote Rill re
elect Shurtllff by about 1,500 plurality.
ItosTorr l December 14.--Shurtlifre,
jority m 1,612. in a total of 20,16.1. There
are probably eig ht ,Republicans and four.
Democratic. Aldermen elected, and the
Democrats will - have about twenty-4o
membgre of the Common Connell.
Railway Tkanifer.
(B 7 Selegrapti to the Pittsburgh Oszette.3
MEADVILLE, Deo. 14.--Fornial transfer
of the Atlantic and, reat Western Railway
to the control of the. Erie Railway has been
made. '.lifessrs. Clonld and Riddle repro.
seated the Erie int taking possession. Mr.
Ll . D. Rucker Is retained as Superintend
ent of this division. NO. other appoint
ment of changes have yet been announced.
The Erie officials started for Ciaminruiti. to
- • The Florida Squabble.
By Telegraph to the PAtteltargh Gazette.)
TALLtxussE, Dec. 1 1 4.—The Supreme.
Court has rendered a 'Judgment of °toter
against Lieut. Gov. Gleason,for bidditthlm
the exercise of the duties of office as Unit.
Governor.= The prolsibility is that the'esso
will be taken to the United States Supreme
—A dispatch from parbondale, Illinois,
says that early on Sunday morning John
Treeley, who resides just outside of that
town, was found dead. sitting .in . a chair in
his house, with his head split open. - How
he came to his death Is "a mystery. His
wife testified that he came home after mid
night; that shortly after she heard=a blow
and looking out saw IlveAllack men, who,
threatened to- kill tho *kali" family, she
screamed and , they fled,