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SENATE: I Amendment to the Tax
; Law Passed—Rouse Bill Be.
moving Ibisabilities Passed—
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Additional !Bounty Resolution
=Sympathy for Spain—Resolu
iion Adopted Disappro . ving of
\ Financial Bee
President's Financial Bee
. emsnendaiions: HOUSE :Beath
• of Thaddeus Stevens Announced
--Speechis by Members.
•E'By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
• WASTEINOTON, Deo, 17,1868.
. , SENATE.
- Idr. - SHERMAN had the jeurnal correct
. ad- to read that- the Finance COmmittee
r • yesterday reported in favor of laying Mr.
Edmunds' resolution on the table.
Mr. CHANDLER introduced a bur to
4 glint lands to aid in the construction of the
Wisconsin and Lake Superior Railroad.
- , Referred to the Committee on Public Lands.
Mr. SUMNER,,presented a petition of
the members of the Bar of Mississippi, that
jP. the United States Court may hereafter sit
"". at Vicksburg . Referred to the Judiciary
f , 'Committee. •
. Mr. McCREERY, submitted' a resolution
to amend. the Constitution, designed to
_ • protect the. rights of minorities, and to
provide against-the contingency of bring--
- 5 - Mg the election of presidentandiViCiPres
- _Went to the. House ..of" . Representatives.
• F. Referred to the Judiciary Committee.
- . Mr. SHERINLAN, trim the Finance Com
mittee, reported * bill amending the act
imposing a tax inpOn spirits, tobacco, &c.,
by extending the for affixing stamps
f dill thb 15th of February, whichpassed.
r House bill remoting political disabilities
••"•:, 3, from citizens of. South Carolina elected to
State offices,. pattsoi.
Mr. PO MEROYintroduced a joint Asolu.
••- 4 tion• Providing Unit all men who volun
teered to amens 'Soldiers or cooks for three
Nears. , or daring the rebellion and were
- honorably' discharged shall, receive the
i t :same additional' bounty as Other soldiers
under the:acts: of - July 28th, 1866, and acts
amendatory tnereto, notwithstanding they
may have been borne on the rolls as slaves.
Referrpd to Committee on Military Affairs.
On motion. of Mr. SUMNER, the Senate
,took up the joint resolution of sympathy
--Li with . the people of Spain in their efforts to
establish a new order of things.
Mr. : fiHAYER<j moved an amendment
-- •:substituting for the last quoted words, the
•werds,"a Republican form of Government."
Before the vote could be taken, the morn
• •,4 -lag hour expired, and the Senate resumed
the consideration of tharesolution r' eported
•• 3 3 by the Finance- Commi ttee pproving of
the Pres i dent 's
Sloan al recemmendation.
1 Mr. DIXON wasomPosed to - repudiation
si - in every and any form,but was not. Willing,
) to admit the President had repo
-diation, for the reason, among others, that
he did not propose to make it \compulsory
public creditors to swept his plan.
• - 4 • Mr. DIXON then discussed at length
Senator. Morton's plan for resuming: specie
, , ;•i payment, and hoped it would not be adopt
-ed, because it would produce a stateot
protracted financial agony up to the time
when specie myments were to be resumed.
/ndeed, he 'doubted Whether specie pay
. merit could be resumed merely by legisla
• ;, ton at all. Certainly it had never - been
resumed in that -way. If 'after the war
• Congress had established andadhered to a
- - rigid system of economy, refusing to in
-crease salaries and retrenching, in every
-department, the currency would now, in
1- his judgment, - be at par, and his plan for
resuming specie payment at the earliest
possible moment would be, first t , o4nstitute
such a system of economy, stopping every
„afinecessaiyOutlaY. stopping, if necessary,
S • the Pain& Ilailivad, and certainly the pur
,: , chase of real estate by the government; and
socoiul, to remove all political disabilities
I • -from the, people of; the. South, as proposed
i-,,, by his colleague, Mr. Ferry.
The debate was continued by Messrs.
• Terry and Morton.
•1- 1 ' Mr. DIXON moved to amend the resolti
•by stating that Congress agrees with' the
"z 1 President that our 'inational -credit should
be sacredly observdd.
„!: • • Mr. HOWARD objected and Mr. DIXON
-advocated the amendment. I
. Mr. HOWE'mOved to amend the remain,
tion so as to "state that Con,gress agrees with
- the sentiments yrbiCh Ought to have been.
but were not, expressed in the President's
message, that Lila national faith should be
, :sacredly obsiervtaL •• •
A : Mr. WHYTE was O pposed to repudiation
'inany:form, but wits no moreivilling to loin
in a clamor against the President on m
g • count of the plan proposed by him than 'he
-would 6eto'fitn in an outcry against any
•'-Senator who might Propose to pay the debt
ti by calling , itin and making a re-issue at
b • . Mr. "VICKERS denied the Presiaent had
proposed repudiation, and expressed the
•opinion that the Government could not get
specie enough in th*world to pay its debt.
The amendments were lost.
" • " The resolution as reported by the Com
- mittee was then adopted.--43 yeas, to 6
nays. „ • _
7 1 ; Mr. TRUMBULL introduced a bill to pro
f - Tide for giving effect to the treaty stipule
--_tions between ;this • and foreign"' &Yarn
iments for the extradition, cif criminals. Re
ferred. ; I; • •
• It provides that whenever any person
,1: shall be delivered bye foreign government
it to an dgent of the. United States for the purg
4 : pose of being brought- within the United
4 •- states and tried for a 'prime, of which he is
accused, the President of the United State*
I Shall have power to, take all necessary
measures for the transportation and safe
keepingpf such accused person and his
protectidtt against lawlessness and
Mr. CONKLING offered a resolution, re
questin' the President to communicateany
information -in his; possession concerning
the exercise by the .United States Consuls
" in Japan of judicial powers in cases arising
between American citizens and citizens of
foreign countries other than Japan, and
state under what authority such powers
have been exercised; aleo, what further
; 'legislation is necessary' for the better pro
tection of the rights otAmericans in Japan.
Adopted. - _
• Adjourned. _
lOUSE• OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The.death bf Mr. Stevens, of Pennsylv,a-
Wu, was announced by Mr. DICKEX,
There Watt a large audience in thergal
Speeihis Were made . ; by Messrs. _Kelly,
Wood, Broomall,:Dickey, Poland, Moor
- bead, Maynard, Ashley, of Ohio, Miller,
Yarnswerth: Koontz,- Connelly, Cake,
'Woodwaid, Robinson', Tatwrence, of Ohio ,
Bud SYPher- - •
The . House then adjourned,
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, FROM EUROPE.
Affairs in Spain—The Recent In
surrection—Those in Revolt,
Proclaim for a Republic and
Cheer for America—American,
Consulate a Refuge for all,
Difficulty-. The Ultimatum of
the Sultan Rejected Greek
Steamer Attacked by a Turkish
Min•of•War—English Press on
the Alabama Negotiations—Mr.
Bright Accepts a Position in'
the. New Cabinet—Earthquake
and Famine in India.
tor Telegraph to the Pittsburgh titutette.i
LONDON, December 16.—The dispatches
which were forwarded from Cadiz Decem
16th were oetained in transmission.
They describe fully the situation of affairs
at that time, and state that the government
troops were badly beaten in an encounter
with the insurgents. While the fight was
progressing, Captain Farrell, the American
, mounted the barricades in unifor
• and holding the American Sag in his hand,
as led upon both parties to atop the strug
gle, `and put an end to further bloodshed.
The fight was shortly after brought to a
close and' hostilities ceased. Nnmero le
buildingisthroughobt the city bear eviden
ces of the struggle. City Hall was badly
shattered by cannon shots. Vessels in the
bay were filledivit.h people departing. The
government troo‘ps are replrted to have
Amen guilty. of.great .excesses, and plun
dered some of the deserted houses. A
number of English and. American tourists
were arrested by the military authorities,
but were released through the interposition
of the American Consul. On \ their release
they were forwarded to the American Con
sul's private rssidence, which was the re
sort of people of all nationalities \for pro
tection. The insurgents loudly proclaimed
in favor of a Republic, and cheered loudly
for America. They .also declared that\if
the pity was bombarded they would ask \
that the country be annexed to the United
Senor Nevem has been appoihted Minis
ter to Turney.
MADRID, December 17.—Rumors re.
gprd to the difficulties among the members
or the Provisional Government are de
nounced as false and unfounded. The
present Cabinet, it isbelieved, will remain
intact until the meeting of the Cortes.
CADIZ . , Dec., 17.—The city is tranquil
and the recent Ifugitives are returning to
their homes and•businesii.
Lcorirnox, December 17.—Mr. Bright has
accepted •the position in - the Cabinet as
President of the Board of Trade, and Mr.
Lafard has been appointed Cominissioner
'of Public, Works. " • -
The Times says Mr. lieverdy Johnson's
assurance that the Alabama negotiations
'are closed must 'be accepted, though .*ith
surprise, seeing he increased his demand
aftei Lord Stanley had surrendered all.
that could be abandoned honorably. It re
grets that so much has ,been made public
about the negotiations.
The Telegraph . thinks Mr. Johnsofi •would
have fared better had he been zealous for
\The 80inclard asks if the radical zeal for
Anierican interests - will continue in the
Government, now that Lord Ciamdon is
A telegram from the East states that the
Greek steamer Erasis, pursued by a Turk
ish man•of-war, took refuge in the harbor
of Syria, where she is blockaded by Hobart
Psalm, AdMiral of the Turkish fleet in the
Archipehigo. „ _ , •
Cormirartimopix, Dec. 17.—Many ens
peeted Greiks are detained here by the
Turkish authorities, It Is Stated that the
Porte declines to admit to the Bosphorus the
iron-clad sent there to take on board the
VIENNA, .fiDecember 17.—The following
unofilnal dispatch has been received here:
' Constantinople,' December 16, -10 P. M.-
The nitimatbm of the Sultan has been re
jected by Greece, and the Greek Envoy
h-re has received Ma passports. All
Greeks remaining in Turkey after a fort
night, women - excepted, will be regarded
as subjects of the Sublime Poite: A squad
ron has sailed hence to reinforce the fleet
of Hobart - Pasha. An mgagment took
place betwllen the Greek steamer Erasis
and a Turkish °ruiner. Particulars of the
fight are not yet known.
BEBLIW," D'ecember 16. Prussian in
terests are bearing strongly in favor o -
maintaining European peace. The (lover
nient has endeavored to induce Greece
conlply with the demand of Turkey, soar
as the demands are founded upon Intel.-
S. PETEitsEtau), Deo. 16. ? :-It is offichillY
stated the designs of Bungs in Central
Asia are not with a view of the extension
of territory, but for the purpose &strength
ening- the late treaty with. the Eirkir. of'
Bokhara, and securing a more permanent
PESTIF, Decetriber 16.—Intelligence from
Transylvania state that the foreign emissa
ries'were recently detected conspiring with
the Roumain soldiers. They were well
EntopHod witb,money, #nd were wonting in
the interests of Russia.
LONDON, Dec. 16.—A telegram from India
reports an earthquake and &mine.
• FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
LONDON, Dec. 1 7.—Consols for money
9234; 5000unt,9234. • Americansecurities are
quiet; 5.20 bonds 74%; Erie 2M; Illinois 96.
FRANIEFOTIT, Dec. 17 .—United iikates
LivraPoor,, Dec. 17.—Cotton quiet; mid
dlinz. uplands 10% on the spot; to arrive
1034; Orleans 10%; sales 10,000' bales Cali
fornia. Wheat 175., red wei3terrn 9s. 9d.
western., Flour 28s. 64. Corn—No. 2 mix
ed Ms. 641 1 . - Oats as. 7d. Barley 6s. Peas
465.:', Pork 86s. Beef 105 i. Lard Ems.
'Cheese 68s. Bacon 548. ‘Petroleum quiet;
spirits 7d.; refined Is. 7d. Tallow 95. ed.
Turpentine 2 75 :::.:., ::,. \
,17.7-Petroleuin 65%; .. 5e1.
lens ask 5 more. "
Havltz, -Dec. 17.—Cotton 123 francs on the
LoNnort, Dec. 17.—There lean inireasb of
Bullion in t,he Bank of,England of 317,000
Close of the Army Re-Union—Departure
of the Heroes—Prize Fighthig-- - The Con
test Between Bussy and McAlpine.
[By Telegraph to the. Pittsburgh Gazette.)
CHICAGO, December 17.—The grand Re.
, union has disunited, and.the larger portion
of the heroes that represented the four great
I Armies have returned to their . peacefUl
homes, ready to engage 'is their peaceful
' pursuitswith renewed logo for their -wan
try and their mradea. -.The city is quiet
again. ' The eat has/ been one of great
interest to e r guests and. pleasure „to ant'
citizens,'Who'havelfelf a pride, in, meeting
them and extending such civilities as their
'character and services to the country cer
tainly, entitle them. It is believed that
they go home with none bat pleasant re
membrancea of their visit to ;Chicago.
The Army of Georgia met: at the Sher
man House this merning,„Gen. Sherman in
the Chair. The Chair announced as au.
Historical o mittee, penk:l3.-M.-Whittle—
aey, J. E. - *Mi he11,,,:a.' A. Barnum, Wm.
Coggswell an A. E. Dee- '-,,
Gen. Zottle k offered the following reso
Resolved',' at at the next:re-union all
officers and Kadin* are requested to appear
in full uniform, designating their rank.
The meeting then adjourned, subject to
the call of the President. -J I
The prize fight ibetween Fred. Missy, of
Chicago. and Thos. McAlpine; of Detroit,
for five hundred dollars aside4came off to
day over the State -line in Indiana.- The
ground selected for the disgUsting exhibi
tion, was between the landing and the
Joliet crossing by the Columbus and Indi
ano Central' Railroad. Being - unable to
charter a special train of any company, the
bruisers and their friends were compelled
- lciletive Chicago by the regular passenger
train at a quarter of eight o'clock. About
two hundred admirers of the "manly art"
took passage on the train -- - The fight com
menced at eleicen o'clock. Jerry Donovan
and Denny Mom:than seconded McAlpine;
E. S, Burns and —Reese.seconded Bussy:
Dick Hollywood was referee, and James
Ward time-keeper. There were seventy
five rounds fought, of which McAlpine was
down seventy-four. McAlpine was terribly
whipped. He had to be held up, as he
could scarcely stand. In the seventy-fifth
round, while they were down on their
knees, Mussy struck - a' foul blor, and so
lost the tight, although he` was as fresh as
when he stepped into the ring..
Another match was made for a purse
between Harry Smith and Stark Ward
and immediately fought. Ward won in
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Destructive 'Fire—Losses and Insurance.
lily Telegraph to tite \ Plthsburgh Gazette.)
CINCINNATI, December 17.—A fire broke
out this morning at ha lf --past eight o'clock,
at No. 5 Vine street,.ftx,the fancy grocery
establishment of IL D. Rodgers &
was entirely .deetroyed. Nos. 27 and 29,
adjoining, were also severely damaged.
The amount of loss is not less than fifty_
thousand dollars._ The loss on Rogers 3i -
Co.'s stock is twenty thousand dollars; in
surance, six thousand dollars in the ollobe,
and five thousand in the Westernsti2dFlte-__
man's, all of Cincinnati. The building wag
owned.by C. - W.Starbuck, of the Cincinnati
Times:-loss five thonsand dollars; hm
-ranee three thousand, in the Phoenix, of
Hartford. Mclntosh, Noonen&Co.,whisky
dealers, also occupied part of No, 25; their
loss is ten thousand dollars; insurance, five
thousand dollars in the Merchants and
five thousand is the Continental of New
York. The buildings Nos. 27 and 29, owned
by Mrs. Susan Lee and others, were dam
aged to the extent of nine thousand dollars
and insured for four thousand in the Hart
ford, six thousand in the Fulton, of New
York, and six thousand in the Home Com
pany. Talmadge & Co.'s loss on stock is
probably ten thousand dollars; insured, for
seven thousand dollars in the Delaware,
Philadelphia and Underwriters, of New
At - about half past nine o'clock a fire
brOktiout'at NO. 31Vini street; Loss about
thirty thousand dollars; insurance, four
thousand dollars. It was occupied by Rein
hart & Co.,,confectioners ; Total loss by the'
two' fires, - nearly , eighty thousand dollars.
It - is not yet ascertained how either of these
fires originated. A number of girls were
working in the fourth story, but they were
all rescued with some difficulty. -
Latei—The fire this morning at . No. 25
Vine street - is' understood to have been
caused by_ he falling of a large bundle of
papers on the stove on tlielotErtti story. In
addition to the losses already mentioned,'
A. E, Chamberlin & Co. lose fifteen Ittmd
died dellara, covered by insurance; Dorn,
Bar khouselt Co., liquors, about the same.
The';,block in which this fire occurred
is of the most valuable in the city. The
stores have , mostly lire proof shutters and
heavy partition walls. Most of the bonded
spirits in Cincinnati is in this neighborhood,
and could the fire have gotten full headway
It would have been one of the most • dines
troturtvii hava had for yetu.s.
Falters of rrops-illamage by Insurrec
thine—Arrival of Reinforcements front
Spain—Large Wire—American 'Consulate
Burned—Tobacco Crop. 2.
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
December 17.—The ~Diarco,
which is strongly in the ,Spanish interest,
says that within' the jurisdiction of `Ratiti
ego de Cuba this year co crops will be
gathered. The Insurrectionists carry off
coffee as fast as .it ripens and feed sugar
cane, to their horses. Steam transports
with expected reinforcements from Spain
arrived to-day. "The Spaniards since their•
arrival feel more confident that the revolu
tion will speedily terminate.
The Diarco publishes aceounti of the
misery prevailing_ in Santiago de Cuba,
which it says is heart-rending, and which
ever party wins, it is certain the prosperity the eastern department Irr ruined for
years to come.
The account of the capture of Cobre by
the revolutionists, published in the, New
York journals, is untrue.
The Diarco says the volunteers .at San
tiago...de Cuba ask that arms be given them
so • that they may be led
against the revolutionists.
A fire in Cardeaux destroyed the largest
hardware storein the town. The United
States Consulate was located in the build
ing and all the books and papers of the
The tobacco crop in the Vuelta Abajos
district is very promising and planters ex
an abundant yield. . •
The Florida Imbrog li o. •
City Telegraph to the PittsburghQuetta.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., December
the Supreme Court yesterday. Lieutenant
Governor Gleason tile a writ of errotend
asked the' Chief Justi ce to sign a citation,
which• was refused. Gleason left forVash
ington last night on business, supposed to
"be the placing of;his case before the United
States Supreme Court by getting the signa
ture of an Associate Justice to the citation.
The State Court adjourned till next month.
ROIL FRI DA
The following nominations were made by
- the President to-48y: -Hiram •Ketchum, for
Collector of Customs at Alaska; Thomas
Wade, of Montana, Agent for the Black
feet and other tribes of Indians. Willis
Drummond is:appointed Supervisor of Lip
terns! Reveaue for the 'district ton 3 ....ad of
Shafisateant - -baira4diansaatamsatt. -
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
at a Meeting today, considered the House
bill pro sing to restore the Indian Bureau
to the War Department. It is said the
Committee are not In favor of the measure,
and prefer to Ancrease the power of the
Bureau by expinding it to a department;
its head to have a ' Beat in the Cabinet.
THE ' COLORED MEMBER.
Mr Menard to-day received his certificate
from Governor Warmouthsas member elect
from Louisiana. It will be, presented in
the House tomorrow. Severe papers will
also be presented in behalf of ;Col. Hunt,
who contests Menard's right to a Seat. -
Bonds bearing date from the 16th inst
were issued from the Treasury Departmen
to-day to the Union Pacific Railroad Com
pany, amotuding to $640,000.
- • OENERAI; ?MAIM
Was at the War,Datifirttnent this morning
He leaves Washlngtosn _tuidght for Phila
The Custom receiptsrfrom December 7th
to the 12th. inclusive 'amounted to f 2,
'Large Land Sale to' a Swedish Colony--
Attorney Arrested for - Forgery and Um.
The Weather and Navigation.
(By Telegraph to tbp Pittsburgh Gasetas.:
Sr.'LOUIS, 'December 10.—The; National
Land Associatien completed a sale , here of
thirty thousand of the Kansas Prairie
Railzbad Company's land to a colony of
Swedes from Northern - Illinois. These
lands lie in one body on the Saline River,
in Lincoln county,- north of Ellsworth, and
will be occupied in the spring by two hun
dred families. • The National. Land Contpa
ny have sold to actual settlers
past ninety days sixty thousand acres of
the land of the Kansas Prairie Railroad
An attorney named E. R. Green was ar
rested to-day charged with embezzlin,g sev
eral hundred dollars froth Fletcher dr, Mc-
Bride, city contrsetore. He Is also charged
with' perjury. . .
A 'gentleman name'd H. F. Bridges, of
the firm of ildcKinny t Co., of Girard, Il
linois, came to this city on the sth inst. to'
settle some, hardness. He brought $4,000
in checks ' anti two or threebundrial dol;
lars in cash. He paid $2,000 to House, Tay
lor dt Bro., after which he 'mysteriously
disappeared and has not since been hoard
of. A brother is now here endeavoring -to
ascertain his whereabouts, but so far search
has been unsliccessful. it is supposed that
he has wandered away under an aberration
of mind, he having on a previous occasion
been affected In that manner. He lit a gen
tleman of character and property. .
The weather has been very mild today
and the ice in the river a ve seri
ous obstacle to navigation. not
left. for the South yesterday, and tw.), to
'day, and several are expected to arrive
from below to-morrow. The thaw is pretty
general thronghout - the west, and naviga
tion'will be fully resumed in a few days.
037 Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.
Pats,. December 17.—The --.Appeca's
Daval's Bluff (Ark.) special this a ft ernoon
says that 'when the Evening Star left'Att
gusts, late yesterday evening, some firing
on the pickets bad occurred In the 'morn
ing, in which one picket was killed. and
another, wounded. The citizens of Jack
sonport will stop outsiders.frohi attacking
Upham, who has prlsoners,in "lough Block,
with powder underneath', and he threatens
to blow it; up if attacked. Col. D. O. Cross
arrived here taday, hiving been compelled
to leave his home in Cross county. the mili
tia threatening to hang him if captured.
, DECEII HER. 18, 1868.
POUR O'CLOCK A. M.
Major Gen. • oward Mustered Ont
to Union Pacitic fialfroad--Cus ,
nard, the Colored Representa
tive from ' Lonisiana--Genrgia
Alfairs—Preparation for. Gen.
Grant's Inangura ion. • -- -
[Ey Telegraph to the PIM esaette.i
D mber 17,1868.
By direction of the President, Major
Gainnid 0. 0. Pfoirifd hOilOritbly mus
tered out of theservice orthe United stats
as Major General of Volunteers, to taka
` - .lfect on the first day of January. General
Howard consequently falls back to his rank
of Brigadier general in, the regular army,
to which he was appointed pecember 21st,
I GEORGIA AFFAIRS.
Governor Bullock, having. been sum
moned before the Reconstruction Cornmit
tee of the Honse,ind requested to give his
opinion as to the proper mode of overcom
ing his difficulties in Georgia,. recommend
ed that there should be a literal,execution
.of the reconstruction acts, which require
the primal organization of 'the State Legis
lature to be made by the admission of those
- who could take the test oath or whO have
been relieved of disabilities by Congress.
This course would restore colored men to
their seaterwithone special legislation r and
place the legislative department in the
hands of loyal men. After the adoption by
such fundamental conditions precedent to
the State's admission to the Union, all
members eligible under the State Constitu
tion and the Fourteenth Amendment would
be admitted to seats, and no further action
by Congress be necessary.
THE COMING INAUGUIIIATION.
The Soldiers and Sailors National Exec
utive Committee have appointed s.
committee, resident in Washington, to pro
vide quarters for soldiers and sailors com
ing to participate in the inauguration lof
the President elect.- The committee met
to-night and organized for the work as
signed them. Letters asking information
as to .quarters, &a, may be 'addressed to"
Col. C . . W. Taylor, Seeretary, Washington.
e ST. LOUIS.
The Trouble In Arkansas.
NEW YORK CITY.
Systematic and Stupendous Swindling by
Beta!! Grocers --Cattle Quarantine Sub
dun by the Presiaent—Death of,otte of
Sonnees Vast Moises.Vetry Boat Ac
p [By Telegraph to the Pltt3burgh Gazette.]
• - NEW . YOESC, December 17, 1868.
The World to-day devotes several col
times to what it calls systematic and, in
the aggregate, stupendous swindling, prac
ticed by retail grocers and provision deal
ers on their customers in this city, by means
of false weights and measures. 'lt'sayti the
results Of these tests • are fairl3 startling.
It is estimated that the loss'to consumers
by false.weights and adulterations is full
teen per cent. The one million pepple on
this Island, counting all ( classes, consume
an average value of food amounting to one
dollar daily for each person, rich and poor.
This is an aggregate of $7,000,000 a week
and $864,000,000 a year, so.that with' fifteen
per cent. of cheating the people are actually
Swindled out of $64,000,000 every year in
their purchases of food. 'This gigantic
'iwindling bears most heavily upon the
Poor, who make their purchases in small
4nantities and are cheated most. The
smallest dealers are the greatest swindlers
and the retailers as a class are robbers.
Dr. Morris, the State Commissioner, gives
notice that the order for the quarantine
of cattle arriving in this city is hereafter
suspended. No permits will be `requited
In the United States Circuit Court Judge
Blatcbford delivered a decision in the case
of Augustine Daly versus Jarrett &Palmer,
of Niblo's Theatre, restraining the latter
froin exhibiting the railroad scene in the
play of "After Dark." -
President Johnson has • pardoned John
Gainey, • recently lined $l,OBO for present
ing fraudulent whisky bond. •
A fire occurred this morning in the dry
goods store of Bernard Green, No. 680
• Third avenue. Loss on stock and building
about $10,000; fully insured.
The - steamers Java and Cimbria from
The celebrated "Auburn" horse, owned
by Mr. Bonner, died last evening of .apas
motile colic. •
The Fulton, ferry boat, America, was run
into this morning by a propellor bound
down East river. The shock. was severe.
No damage sustained, however, though
passengers were badly frightened.
THE INDIANA TRAGEDY
Verdict of the Coroner% Jury.
(By Telegraph to the Yltteburgh Gazette.)
LOUISVILLE, December 17.r-The Coro
ner's jury concluded its investigation of
the New Albany hanging tragedy this
morning, and rendered a verdict substan
tiall,v as follows: ~ ..The jury summoned by
the Coroner ot Floyd county to holdan.in
quest over. the bodies of Frank Reno,
Simeon Reno, William Reno and Charles
Anderson, found dead hanging by the neck
in the county jail in New Albany township,
Floyd county, on Saturday, Decemberl2,
find that deceased came to their death by
hanging, at the hands of parties unknown
tothe'jury. • The' ,ju ,also And. ttutratho
pernonnwhotdid-4.00 - - 011attds ;
city on_ the_ Friday night train over the
Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis
Railroad; that they, came in a separate car,
arriving here between the hours of three
and four o'clock Saturday, morning, and
proceeding to the jail took forcible posses
sion of the same, denying the authority of
t e Sheriff and jail _guard, who were over
wered, and the former, while in the exer
cise of his duty, was struck.en the head and
shot in the-arm. They also find that after
hanging the deceased thy locked the jaiX
doors and those of the ail residence and
carried off the keys; making the' inmates
prisoners until the keys were returned by
Mr.. Perette, whom they took prisoner to
the depot to prevent an alarm being given.
They took forcible possession of, the . train
on the Jeffersonville road and left the city
about four o'clock, going beyond the state
prison, near Jiffersonville, where the train
was stopped and they•lied in every diree
directim, ' , .
\ SOUTH AMERICA.
ParagnaY=,-Last Stronghold of Lopez
Threatened - . United States Minister Mac.
Mahon Ascends the Paraguay River.
IBy Telegraph to tie Pittsburgh Gazette,/
Lissoyr, December 17.—The mail steam-
er from Rio Janiero has arrived. Marquis
Cazias was nn tbd point of making an at
tack upon'Villete, the last'sstrong hold df
MabMahon. United States Min-,
lister, had gone up the Paraguay river with
Railroad Matters in Alabama.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gasette.l'
MONTGOMER,Y, Ala., December
day the stockholders of a railroad to run
from Chattanooga, to Meriden, elected N.
D. Stanton, of Boston, President, and Ex-
Gov. Patton, Vice President. -
The. House has passed a bill applying
funds of the State to a road from Decatur
toMontgomery. It will probably pass the
The House is discussing the "He'venue
bill. No signs of adionrument.
Large Seizure of Tobacco.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh' Gazette.] •
NEW Ortmues, December 16.—A Quan
tity of tobacco, numbe r ringabout eight htlill
bnxes, Slid variously estimated -In
value from $lO,OOO to 415,000, was seized
yesterday evening in a number of the most
respectable tobacco establishments of the
city; cause, alleged revenue frauds. -Guards
were placed over the tobacco to prevent its
removal. The seizure was made at the in
stance of Mr. Creecy, the, new Asseirsor.
Steamboat Success Sunk.
EBv Telegraph to the Pittabureb Bazette.l
ST. LOUIS, Depember 17.—A. private dis
patch from New Orleans says the steamer
Success has sunk in the Ouachita river, and
will probably prove a total loss. She was
owned in this city by John T. Baker, Capt.
Thomas Rhea and Henry Doberman, and
valued at 818,000. She was insured for
$12.000, 63,000 in the Enterprise, of Cincin
nati, and the remainder in Pittsburgh
Wife Murderer Respited.
' Paolitaoxn, Decembir 17.—Gov. Wells
this morning respited Peter Phillips, who
was to have been hung for wife murder on
Friday. until February 15th, at which time
the habeas corpus issued by Judge . Under
wood, of the Uted States District Court in
his case is re turnable. The gallows was
being erected,' the Sheriff having deteik•
mined to disregard the habeas corpuB.
South Carollna Legislature.
COLUMBIA, Decembor 17.—1 n the Legis.
,latufe to-day a resolution was introduced
authorizing the Governor to arm and equip
one hundred men as a reserve force to send
to any county where acts of lawlessness
are committed, the expense to be paid by
a special tax on such county.
1 BRIEF TELEGRAM S
—Tho trial of Mr. and Mrs. Twitchell for
the murder of Mrs. Hill, commenced at
—Dr. J. H. Gibbon. of Charlotte, N. C,
died at Baltimore on Wednesday, aged 74.
He was the father of Lion. Gibbon, of the
United States Army,
—John McClelland, Assessor of Internal
Revenue of the Fifth Tennessee District,
was au ddenly taken ill Wednesday and fears
as to his recovery are entertained.
—lt. H. Dana has sued the Mayor and
Aldermen of Cambridge, Mass., for five
thousand dollars damages for erasing his
name from the voting lists at the late eleo
' —The 'Southwest and - Northweet Rail
road was sold at Montgomery, Albamai yes
terday,. for $318,000, to a gentleman from
Boston, in the interest on
. Wells Valley
Railroad. ' '
—lt is reported in. Cincinnati-that-the
Brie l3ailroad Company are tryitig,tpur
chase.the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Von
Railroad: Mr. Riddle and Mr: Jay Goad,
of the Brie road, are in that city.
—J. A. Whitehead, dirk in the 'Union_
Pacific Railroad - freight office, at Omaha,
.while at Cheyenne on the night of the 16th,
was robbed of nine thousand dollars, rby
three men, whp compelled him to walk out
on the prairie,' half a mile distant, when
they tied and gagged him.
—A bill authoriztng the Treasury to bor
row at a rate not exceeding eight per cent.
asufficient sum to Meet the January inter
est on the public 'debt,. and pledging - the
first moneys paid into the Treasury from
taxes'and other so ces in payment of the
same, has passed t e lower House of the
North Carolina islature.
—The Pacific Ho se at _St. Joseph, Mo.,
took fire about one lo'clock Tuesday morn=
ing, and was entirely destroyed. - Loss on
building, $70,000; insured for 045,00. • Mr.
Bagwell; lessee, loses on the furniture $25,-
000; insured for $.12,500. The , hotel was
crowded with travelers, and several narrow
escapes were made during the fire.
—The Alabama Legb3lature have-passed
tills opening alljudgments granted by any
Courts in that State on debts contracted
before the 25th of May, 1865. A bill allow
ing the statute of limitation to run daring
the war has also become a law. The effect
of tbe bill Is to'tvipe out all debts before
the war or six years before its passage.
—Reno and Anderson, the etpress .rob.
bere t had a private conversation with thel
Governor while they were in jail in:To
ronto, Canada, in-which Reno.volunteered
the atatement that he was a partner in the
robbery, but that Andersonwas . not; that
the latter was one of the gang, and . Was
present at the inception bf•ttie • plan which -
was afterwards carried out..::
—Gen Grant and staffl6en. Thomas,_Gen.
McDowell and other. distinguished gentle
men who Went to Chicago 'from WaShing
ton to attend the Army „Reunion,' left yes
terday afternoon for Cincinnati.: Ttiey,:went
on &special car on the Pittstinrgh,_ Fort
Wayne, and the Cincinnati; Hamilton 'and
Dayton railroads. The : party . will remain
in Cincinnati one day and go_ thence- to
Washington. • _. -
'-L-In'tlio - case of Pete' Philyps; sentenced
-atilichutolidi to be hung next- Friday
juttlinimiming.g_tds wife t afigbeas camas,
returnable February"gth; alas giatitefi to
day by Judge Underwood, on the plea by
counsel that the - Court of Appeals, which
decided against the appeal taken in Phil
lips' case, was not a legal Court, the Judges
being disqualified under the Fourteenth
—The New York Herald of Wednesday
states that the SsMana. Bay purchase has
been completed. A Company of capitalists
have secured of the Dominican government
a perpetual lease of the bay and peninsula,
and pay a large sum down to secure the
bargain. It is understood that - the United
States will proceed to establish a Itairaista
lion there as soon as the Dominicass
up'possession to the New York lessees.
Markets by Telegraph.
NEW OnLElxs,__December 17.—Cotton
stiffer; middling.239ic;--sales of 6,350 bates;
receipts 5,132; exports 7,762. Flour quiet
and firm; superfine $7,10a7#20; double extra
$7,25a7,50; treble do • $7,75a8,25. Corn firm
at 78a80c. Oats 64c. Bran dull at 131,40.
Hay firm; western $24a25. Fork active at
$28,00a28,50. Bacon scarce; shoulders 13%a
13 ;c; clear rib 185‘c; clear sides,
Lard firm; tierce 1734 e; keg 18340. Sugar
active and tending upwards; common Na.
93 c; prime 1.214 o; yellow clarified 13a133,c.
Molasses active and advanced; common 58a.
60c; prime 1341165 c; cho'ce 66a67c. Whisky
firm; western rectified $1,15a1,1730. Coffee
quiet; fair 14ai4350; prirne t l634al7c. •
CHICAGO, Dec. 17.- Wheat at the evening
Ward was quiet with sellers at 111,1334 for
Ho. 2, and "nothing doing in- Corn or Oats.
,No transactions in Mess• Pork; 026,50 offered
and $27 asked.
The mysterious Cushing.
A\Washington telegram says: /The mis
sion of the Hon.. Caleb Cashing is still a
prefoundipystery in diplomatic circles.
The Spamsh Minister very bluntly , asked
Mr. Seward, `the other day, where Mi.
Cushing had gOne,, and received a decidedly
equivociil answer. \The fact that he was
accompanied by a ,Sparush interpreter gives
strengttrto the rumor• that he has gone to
make an attempt to purchase Cuba. It is
neverthelesa positively asserted thathe has
gone to London to assist' in the'settlement
of the Alabama claims; and it is weitoow n
that Mr. Heivard has 'publicly denounced
the protOarto buy Cuba, in the present
'cniadition ofiSpanish slain, as an' insult to
the tionor of the American nation. It is
absolutely Gertain, however, that . Mr...Cush
ing will not return until February. On the
whole, the subject 4.decidedly . puzzling.
Tint Londen Times of November 30th,
says : "The_ close o f ? the'civil war in the
United Statei has been signalizen - by a feat
of railway enterprise unparalleled, and, in
deed, hardly admitting of parallel in any
other c)untry. Few empires contain even
tioom 'enough • for a line of railway 8,000
miles long; fewer still would find the means
of bridging-auch enormous distances with
iron rails. •The difficulty of the work, too,
was much 'enhanced by the nature of the
ground. modern town orythe Missouri
river, calleclOmaha City, marks ' the limits
of civilization -toward the West. Toward
the East this :new city is already connected
with the system of American - railliays, but
at this point thee lines stop, 'and well they
may, for the distance from New York to
Omaha is in itself nearly as great as that
from Caleutta to Peshawar—in other words,
as the whole breadth of - our Indian_empire.
No doubt the work is in general more
roughly.performed than ours—at any rate,
we shouldi'be rather astonished at, hearing '
that a diffieult line was getting on at the
rate of ' six miles a 'nay. Even before the
'construction of this wonderfill linty the
Americans had just three times as many
miles open for traffic as we had, and the
cesa will now, be greatly increased," .