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ship—United - Senator—
Ca.ucats Nomination for Speaker
—Clarke, of Philadelphia, :to
be the Successful Candidate.
1115 1 Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
'HABRIEIMTIG, January 2, 1869.
About shy - ariembers'are here: Wilson,
NtOrgan, Miller and Kerr are here from
Allegheny. Graham, Errett, Humphreys
, and Taylor are expected to-night. The
TTnit(A - States "Senatorship is exalting ,dis
•cnssionvbut everything is in doubt. Wm.
Kemble has arrived. Grow is here.
Clark, .of Philadelphia, will undoubtedly
be elected Speaker of the House.
Robert Neidig, a brakeman, was killed
on the Pennsylvania Railroad, about a milo.
west of the city, about ,three o'clock this
,afterncton. He was terribly / crushed.
Wilson, of Allegheny, was- asked • this
afternoon to run' for the Speakership, as a
diversion; but he positlvolY declined, not
wishing to impair the prospects of Moor
head or Marshall for the Senatorship.
HARRISBURG, Pa., January 3, 1869.
Forty -live Republican members of the.
House held a caucus yesterday, and nomi
nated John Clark, of Philadelphia, for
Speaker. His election is certain. •
p The caucus appolEted a committee, con
sisting of Messrs. Wilson and Humphrey,
.of. Allegheny; Hodnian, of. Dauphin; Bur
rat, of Susquehanna,• and Hong, of Phila
delphia, to report minor officers to the
regular caucus to-morrow evening. These
-minor officers ate not to include clerkships
or other principal officers.
The Senate Republican caucus', meets to
morrow af, ernoon. All the old officers will
be re-elected generally.
No developments concerning the United
States Senatorship. Everything is in doubt;
nothing certain. But few. Democrats are
Report of General Sheridan-:-Result of His
_ , Vigorous Policy.
. VIP •I'legraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
ST. Lours, January 2.—General Sherman
has received a letter from Gen. Sheridan,.
-dated\ Fort Cobb, December 19th, noting his
arrival at that port the day previous, with
Gen. buStar's Seventh Cavalry and ..ten
companies of the Nineteenth KinsailOiv
_in all about fifteen Inuidred men.
Sheridan spent ope day on Custar's battle
field and found the bodies of Maj. Elliot
and sixteen soldiers, and also the bodies of
Mrs. Blinn and child, white captives in the
Indian camp. ,Mrs.- Blinn had .-been shot
through the forehead and the child'abiains
'dashed outi against a tree. Gem . Sheridan
folloWed dn the Indian trail • down the
Washita seventy-six miles, when he came
- to a camp of Kiowas, who met him with a
- letter ifrom Gen. Hazen, which declared
therrilo.: be friendly.. Sheridan required
the Indiana to accompany him to Fort Cobb,
but discovered ,-while traveling towards
that point that they were sending their
families to the Washita Mountains. -Sus
pecting they were attempting to ,deceive
- -him, he took Satanta - and - Lone-Wolf, and
notified them he would hold them as hos
tages, and that if all the .Kiowas did - not:
' come to Fort Cobb heould hang them.
( Sheridan says the Inflame realize now for.
the first time that winter will not compel
us to make a truce with them, and adds;
"The Kiowas have been engaged in war all
the time, and have been, plasing fitst and
I loose. They have been attempting to brow
"beat Gen. Hazen since he came. to Fort
Cobb, but 1 will take the starch out of
them beforel leavO them. The Cheyennes,
1 ' .Arrapahnes and one, band of Catrianches,
) with fifty lodges of Kiowas, are now at,
1 : - Washita Mountains.',' '. . , :
, General Sheridan, after consultation with
' General Hazen, proposes whea.the Kiowas
come in to punish those who are known to
have been concerned in personal acts of
murder. He will send Black Kettle's, sis
,ter out to the Cheyennes and Areapahoes
, and command them to come in and'anbmit
- to like treatment, If they refese to Come
i.. in, he will carry on was . against them in
f • the Washita Mountains: He will leave with
Gen. Hazen a sufficient force to.enable him
to control the. Indians now at 'Fort Cebb,
and such others ris may come in there.
tDuring - the march • front Camp Supply,
' the weather and snow was very severe,' but
the health ofthe'comnitifid were gobd, only
i twomen of the 7th Cavalry and Six - of the
19th Kansas Cavalry being sick.
In a..private letter to General - Sherman,
-isited one day later, Gen. Sheridan says the
1 ' - Xiowas are coming in; that the :Cheyennes
have been very humble since their punish
) ment by Geri. Custer and he has no doubt
,: - that - the Arrapahoes ;yin also come in, sur
: render and abide by his terms, after which
- ' he has no fear of thorn renewing hostilities.
Adviees frikm Ariz.omt.
By Telegraph to.the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
SAN FRANCISCO, January 2.—Late Ari7.ollB
advices state that iSiallapai Indians had
!. 'broken faith with Col.:. Price,and were again
committing depredations. The. people of
Wickenburg have organized a company of
scouts and purpose chastising the Indians.
They,tave also petitioned General Ord for
troops.: The Apaches murdered two men
in Piana county, and stole `a 'number of
cattle. The troops succeeded in recapturing
the cattle. The Plana Indians committed
outrages near Maraposa wells. General
•r Alexander settled the matter without re
, -sort to arms. The Planes are numerous,
and treuhle with them is to be avoided.
There is no tour . in Prescott .or Capaz,
and the people have been living on corn
meal and vegetables for some time. A
vessel - with - surplies is supposed, to have
been lost offthe Mexican coast in the re
" Henry Jenkins, of New York, membpr
fi of the present Legialatnre, died at Tucan,
General Halleck has ordered the name
• Camp Lincoln changed to Camp Verdi,
and Camp McPherson to Camp Date Creek.
BY Telegraph to the Pittebnrga Gazette.)
BiNorta:ros, N. .
January 3,—Tl e
1., snow storm is severe here.. It has drifted
somewhat and is from fifteen to twenty.
Inches deep. Trains on all the roads are"
several hours behind time. One train was
/ twenty hours behind time, and two or three
have been abancloned. In many places in
the - country around Binghamton drifts of
wyer the fences.
The Oriental gnestiOn—Greece
and Turkey Likely to Partici
pate in the Conference to Meet
in Paris on the 9th—The Ocean
Yacht lice—Reverdy JohnsOu
Again Addresses the Working
men—lnsurrection at Malaga,
Spain—Reported Intended Coup
d'Etat by the Provisional Gov
ernment of Spain—Napoleon's
New Year's Reception—Riotous
Disturbances in Italyhinese
E mbassy in Paris. 5,
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
0 CIE i"NE.
LON - DON* January l.—Mr„ Ashbury, in
his note.te Messrs. Bennett aid Stebbins,
of New York, relative to the proposed
,yacht race, after objecting to. the tonnage of
the Dauntless, says he will race the Phan
tom across the Atlantic. He will go in any
event; and thus give the Sappho and other
English yachts a chance to accept.
The Time', to-day, in a leading editorial,
denounces the projects of Liberals for the
abolition of premogeniture, etc., and, says
that England is essentially aristocratic and
conservative. • -
The directors of the bank of Overend,
Gurney & Co. which failed some time ago,
and whose affairs have been in process of
liquidation, have been arrested and held to
bail on a charge of fraud in the manage
ment of its aftaira.
LOICDON, January 2.—Late telegrams
from Hong Kong confirm the re-esta ulish-
Meld of the Mikados at Jeddo.
The Express has an article to-day.on the
proposed international yacht race. It pro
poses that the owners of yachts of equal
tonnage with the "Dauritless" accept Mr.
...LONDON, January 2.—Evening.—At a
meeting of the workingmen held at Lam
beth to-night, presided over by Rev. New
man Hall, an address was presented to
Hon. Reyerdy Johnson, the American Min
ister. Mr. Johnson made a speech:ln re
ply in which he said the continuance of
good feeling between Great Britain and the
United States was sure to be demanded by
the people of both countries. His remarks
were received with enthusiasm.
CORK, January I.—There was a - large
Fenian demonstration here to-day, at which
r. O'Sullivan made a strong speech.
Pants, January I.—There has been a
very considerable outflow of specie from
the bank of France during the week just
pissed. The' official statement of the con
dition of the affairs of that institutiou,.is
published to-day, whereby it is shown that
the amount of bullion on hand is quite
31,000,900 francs Lelia than that on a corres
ponding period lest week.
_ The Emperar Napoleon; at the natal New
Year's -reception of the diplomatic corps,
in replying to'an address of the representa
tives of the foreign powers, said he realized
with much pleasure the conciliatory spirit
animating .Ertropean Governments, which
enables: them, to quiet animosities ' and
smooth international difficulties as fast as
they arise, Ulla insuring a continuance of
peace. He confidently hoped that the year
18419 would' prove as satisfactory as the year
-which had inst closed, and that the course
of events may dissipate unfavorable appre
hensions and consolidate the peace so ne
cessary to the welfare and progress of civ
ilized-nations and peoples.
P. , nr.s, January 2.—The officers of the
Guarde Mobile were reviewed to-day by
the Minister of War, Marshal Neil, who
complimented the Guarde on the confi
dence the country feltrin that arm of-its
defence. • ,
The Patrie of to-day, in the course of au
editorial on the Chinese Embassy, says
that China observing her international ob
ligations. comes to treat with the great
commercial nations and expresses the be
liefthat in the regnlation of treaties-with
her the Powers will find that additional
markets for the commerce .of the, \world
will be developed in the new regions
which will-be opened to civillzation The
Patric consequently . hopes Burlingame's'
mission will prove successful.
PARIS, „January 2.—The journals, state
that at the'New Year's reception the Em
peror told Senor Olozeaga, the Spanish
Envoy, to'convey to his government the
warmest wishes both of himself personally
and of Franbe for the happiness and pros
perity of Spain. -
Jahriary 3.-=Dispatches from
Paris report that several French iron-clads
are preparing for. sea.
PARIS, January 3.—Mr. Burlinganie and
other meinbers of . the .Chinese Embassy
have arrived in . tbieitity.
Tax ESTE, January 3.—The Emperor Na-. .Poleon has subscribed - Ate thousand francs
forthe monument to be erected here to the
late Emperor Maximilian.
PARN January 2.—lt is now more, than
likely that both the Turkish and Grecian
governments will participate in 'the pro
ceedings of the proposed Conferiance. It is
given out to,daYthat Alexandre Rico Rau T ,
ageb, a noted' Grecian poet, will rePresent
Greece, - add Filed Nolan, the Turkish Min
ister of Foreign Affairs, will represent the
porte. ' - •
.Loxporg'Jaci.2.—LA. dispatch from Ath
ens states that the Turkish Admiral. Ho
hart Pasha, has formally demanded the sur
render of the Greek steamer. Erosis. The
dispatch adds that war is considered inevi
table at Athens. •
CORFU, Jan. L—The Government of
Greece is actively engaged in perfecting
and completing the amassment of national
Lo'mos, January 3.—The Conference on
the Eastern difficulty will meet at Paris on
the 9th df January. It is said that, should
its deliberations prove abortive; Russia will
demand nou.interferenee on the part of
the European; powers in the quarrel be :
twnen Greece and Turkey. •
MADRID, January 43:—An official report
states that the loss of the Inewrgents dur
ing the late fighting. in Malaga was four
hundred men. The city is now perfectly
quiet. • - •
A cable dispatch to the New York Herald,
dated Madrid, January 2d, says special die.
patches from Malagivy'esterday report the
insurgents, there Wed on a boat, of ' the
American Steamer Swatara while convey
ing an'American family to , the ship. ,Ser,
rano expressed much, regret at the act and
assured the United ~ States Minister the
guilty ones would be punished. A short
time afterward the troops attacked the in
surgents in the streets, carried thiee bar
ricades and-dispersed the rebels with slight
NEWS BY CABLE.
GREA V BRITAIN.
GREECE AND TURKEY.
A London dispatch to tbe Herald con
firms the occupation of Malaga by Gen
PITTSBURGH, 31 , iNDAY, J kNU A
Roda. The insurgents lost four hundred
killed and sixty prisoners.
It is believed the provisional government
contemplate a coup de etas in favor of placinc
Nlontnensier on `the throne as soon as the
citizens in the province of Malaga are d!s
armed and before the Cortes has a chance
to assemble. Gene. Serrano and Roda sup
port. bht Prim opposes the movement.
The Spanish people generally favor a Re
public, but will be' overpowered by the mil
FLORENCE, Dec. • I.—King Victor Eman
uel to-day, in his reply to New Year's con
gratulations of his military staff; said that
the present situation of Italian affairs was
good, but that if the present amicable situ
ation should become clouded, and trouble
should in ititure appear to:be imminent, he
should confidently ~rely -upon thelloyalty
and patriotism of the army to sustain him
in maintaining peace and national honor.
FLORENCE, January 3.—Riotous disturb;•
aifees, arising oat of the attempts of reve
nue officers to collect the unpopular mill
tax, are reported In some parwof the King
dom, but tbek appear to be of an insignifi
Lorrnow, January 2.—The steamship
Rhin, from New York, when entering the
Weser, grounded on the Nordeuay and
sprung a.teak. She' will have to go into
dock for repairs.
GREENOCK, January 2.—The steamer
Britannia, from New York, arrived to-day.
Sou'rmoreirorr, January 3.—The steam
ship Union, from New York, December
24th, arrived to-day on the way to Bremen.
QUEENSTOWN, December 3.—The steam
ship Pennsylvania, from New York De
cember 19th, arrived Saturday and pro
ceded to Liverpool.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
LONDON, Jan. 3.—Consols 92U; 5-20 s 74w;
Erie flat at 25q; Illinois Central 95 1 4.
FRANKFORT, Jan. 2.—United States bonds
PARIS, Jan. 2. —Bourse firmer; Rentes 70
francs 17 centimes.
LIVERPOOL, Jan. 2.—ln markets Cary lit-
tle isdolng. Cotton and Breadstuffs mar
kets closed .dull. Provisions dull; sales
pork at 895., and Cheese at 795. Produce—
spirits turpentine 275. 9d.
Loxnos, San. 2.—Sugar 26s for No. 12 to
arrive. Tallow 48s.
ANTwar, Jan. 2.—Petroleum at 233,',
franca. • ,
FRANKFORT, Sunday, January 3.—Bonds
are quoted today -at 71)@ifiy;.
Sau Franctsto Matters.
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gaz e tte.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., January 2.—The.
steamer Sacramento, from Panama, arrived
this evening. , •
The mortality:of the city in December
was five hundred and one, of which one
hundred prid forty-eight were from small
It has been raining for the past twenty
- - - _
During 1868 live _hundred vessels were
dispatched to Atlantic and foreign pi:bits,
with cargoes aggregating In-valve twenty
three rnillipg dollars. 'Several hundred
vessels eugagid in the * Coasting trade are
Exports of wheat since July Ist 150,000
tons, and 240,000 barrels of flour; reducing
flour to wheat the total exports were one
hundred and eighty-four thousand:. tons.
It is estimated there are still on - hand for
export one hundred -and, eighty thousand
tons of wheat; including that of Oregon,
which will reach this market, makes a
total of tWo hundred and sixty thousand
Exports of coin and bullion for the year
thirty-ex million,.four hundred thousand
The Trouble - in Georgia.
By Telegrispb to the Pitt*birch Ouotte.l
SAVANNAII,* January 3.—Affairs on tile
Ogtchee remain in stont quo, nethh3g.hav
ing been done on either side. The white
families from Bryan county are moying
Into the . city, and it is reported that- the
trouble is extending to that • county. Two
companies of the United States ;6th - ulfantry,
under Gen. Sibley, airiv'ed to day. ..The
civil and military authorities are inoonfer
ence, and many rumors are afloat.
—At a conference of some leading men of
Virginia, in session In. Richmond, attended
by Hon. A. H. H. Stuart, Hon. Thomas F.
Tourney, John L. Marie Jr., Windham,
Robertson;l3ieorge Billing 7 James F.
Johnson; Frank G. Ruffin,. General •John
Echols, W. T 4 Sutherlin ' and others, a pre-,
amble and resolutions has been agreed on,
which set. forth that while the people of
Virginia do not believe the negroes in their
uneducated condition Are - yet fit for suf
frageilet inMew of the' expression of pub
lic opinion in the recent national election,
and in the hope of restozing harmony and"
union, they are willing to accept universal
suffrage, coupled with universal amnesty.
A Committee of •nine was appointed to visit;
Washington and urge Congress to legislate
so as to secure these to the, people of the
State. The Committee iss composed of
A. H. H, Stuart, W: Robertson; J B. Bald
win, James Nelson, W. T. Sutherlin, .T. L.
Marie, Jr.. J. F. Slaughter, James F. John
son; •W 8.. Gwin. A resolution was
adopted recomrpendlng the people of the
State to hold a Convention on Febrdary
10th, in Richmond, to receive the report of
the Committee and arrange for the canvass.
This conference is the result.of a movement
on the part 'of the' hDb Soniethings," as
dietinguished from the "Do,Nothings," the
fowler desiring tOviaite some =advance to
ward meeting the reconstruction acts and
to averting the disabilities of the' test oath,
ttre . ., Of the new Constitution, an 4 the fatter
bellavingl,he 'people =outlis State Shoulti,
under no 'circumstance% sanction nee°
fiage, which they, believe disastrous afid
—A. •pritelatriation will be published to,
day, calling a grand popular conventiot at
Chattanooga, Tenn., on the 24th of Fe ru
ary, to memorialize ,CongrePia to continue
its aid to the improvement of the Tennes
see river , till the obstructions at muscle
shoals" are removed,—signed by - Governors
Brovvrilow of Tennessee., Bullock of Geor
gia, Smith of Alabama, Stevenson of Ken
tucky, Fletcher of Missouri and Merrill of
lowa. It reoltesithe results eof the survey
made in 18671 by Col. Gaw, and the import- - 1
I mo of the proposed measure to the people
of the south and west, and urges the pea
ple of the = Tennessee Valley to send dele
gates to the convention. The proposed im
provement will cost one million five bun;
deed thongs d dollars and will open to
commerce .o a of the richest mineral and
agrieultural sections of the country, Its
importance i indicated by the number of
States uniting in the call. •
•—A aerliiil6 - accident ocenrred at the
skating rink at Auburn, N. Y., on Saturday
evening, by the falling in of the roof of the
building' by the weight otthe 'snow upon
it. At - the time there were' about thirty
persons on the ice.. Four children were
seriously injured, one, a son of Col. Dodge,
fatally. Others had Stabs broken, but,
with the exception of the daughter of. Mr.
J. W. Haight, are not considered in a den
I ,il 4..
OClc. A. M.
Forthcoming Report of Reve
nue Commissioner Wells—The
Case of John H. Surratt—lndian
[By Telegreph,to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
WASHINGTON, January 2. 1869
CURRENCY MATTER'S. _
The fractional currency printed;during the
week amounted to 3378,5124 'shipments
3438,468. National bank currency issued
-1163,020; amount in circulation, 3299,678,-
699. F'ractional currency redeemed 3255,-
300. Custom receipts, Dec. 12th to 19th,
General Grant is expected' to return to
Washington Monday next.
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue
will probably return about the middle of
Brevet Major-General (Allem, command
ing tho 4th Military District, has been or
dered to visit Washington on public busi
ness. Brevet Major-General Reynolds,
Cob of the 23th Infantry, has been ordered
to repair to this city and report in person
to the Adjt. General of the army.
Hon. D. A. Wells, Special commissioner
of Revenue, has nearly completed his third
annual report, addressed to the Secretary
of the Treasury, and which will be trans
mitted to. Congress on Tuesday. It is said
to be an elaborate document, treating of
;he tariff, internal revenue, money and in
dustrial questions in all their different as
pects, and recommending such changes in
the preseut,laws as will remove obstacles
In the work of taxation, while protecting
home induatry,-_,. He also proposes.moditi
caUons in the bonded ware-house system.
JOHN 11 . . SIIHRA.TT.
District Attorney Carryington has caused
to be summoned about ten witnesses thus
far, but none from a distance, to appear be-
fore the Grand Jury with a view of obtain-
lug another indlciment against John H.
Surratt. It Is said about the Co - ort House
that the fortnee - trial and- the priparations
for a second one will cost the Government
about t 51.50,000.
Dlapatehes have been reoeived, by the
Adjutant General from General Sherman
under date of. St. Louts, January 2d, con
firming accounts already published of Gen.
*heridap's operations and successes against
the Indians. •
—The transactions in stock at the Union
stock yards of Chicago last year amounted
— , The property. of, the New Raveßail
road Compluay,„ recently _1
burnt, as in
sured for 'OO,OOO to $BO,OOO,
.—Brooks and Orme have been sentenced
to he hung for the murder at Delaware
Water Gap. The day is to be fixed by Gov.
NEW YORK CITY.„ _ I 'Geary. •
. The Secretary of the Treasury has extend
ed the kime tor'diacontini►ing the office of
%Stipertnteudent'oCexports and drawbacks
at .New,York until March 4th. •
By Telegr*Ph to the rittalnkrzb Gase;te•J
'NEW Yoa3l, January 2, 180.
About thirty clerks and attaches were 're
moved today from the Custom }louse.
A fire thls•afterndon, at. 294 Pearl street,
occasioned a lossle 0. N. Jacobs,,manufac
turer of furniture_varpish,, Of $10.000; G. P.
Cooley, dealer in brooms, $10,000; Mr.
Kingsleyrrnanuticturer of picture frames,
610,000, and G. Scholich, restaurant , V 000
The los_on buildings is $lO,OOO. Most of
the property isiniured. •
The Court of Appeals has decided in the
case of the Surrogate against Benjamin P.
Butler, executor of his brother's estate,
that he roust file an inventory of the whole
property In and out of the State. -
,The watch-ease Manufactory. of Wheeler,
Parsons fk. Co., 42 State street, Brooklyn;
was robbed' on Thursday night of $5,000
worth of-watch-cases. • _
Governor Hoffman has appointed Samuel
13. Garvin District Attorney for the city of
New York. ' He_ hits tendered a placuon the
Superior Court lonch..made vacant by Gar.'
vin's reaagnation, to lion. Wm. H. Leon
ard, fortherly Judge of the Sttpreine Court.
General•Paimer has resigneti the Zak* of
Cohunliiitt: General. and, -Uri' Governor
has appointed General William H. Morris
NEW Yong, January 2.—Tbe ExpreBB
says the new year has fairly opened in Wall
street,-and even `-thus early in 'its infancy
there are' indication's of an approaching
speculative excitement on stock exchange,
which promises to equal anything in the.
history of the pant. The great railway
kings and financial chiefs are marshaling
their fortes and Organizing for the contest,
or itr other words, the bulls, elated •by re
ceat successes, are abeut to make a further
onward movement. The 'boar party are
demoralized or disorganized by, the sharp
rise in New York Central 4.0 165, and do not
certainly present a very bold front to the
advancing columns of bulls. The combi
nations are all organized and ready to
move on with the programme laid out.
The yauderlait party is the first one the
Hsi, • WithNiriv, .York Central, Harlem,
kinds= River a and, Toledo and Waba.sh.
The ;restoration of amicable 'relit
tone 4 . between Vanderbilt' and Jay
'Ekonld, -or at least the end of the
Erie' and 'Central contest in the Courts,
whiFil is already mooted,means the legisla
liiiirof 804•dividends,.and thie turn means
higher prices for Centr al. The negotiations
and alliances of Vanderbilt with the Wes
tern.soadailn December brought the Toledo
and ginbash,,iiito. -, very friendly relations
with the New York Central. and it la .said
that the Commodore and friends, already
have tirm hold on a considerable portion of
the 'stock. A large amount of money has
been spout le r equipage for this road in the
n to ci L p hlT ° o r le a d t cr nd Wabash.
past several years. It is rum red that the
r Pe ty dri la also on the ull tack, and
ww V il a ne ir t Eixt e e
p i p t au
have thtirle,'Rook Island, and Ohio, and
ildississipptas their special favorites. The
lease of tne Columbus, Chicago and Indiana
Central roads gives the Erie and Chicago
connections; and Jay Gould is now after
the Reek Island, -by free ""purchases of
stock, Mpantiol the next election. In this
he is oPpoSecl by the present man
agers, who' , seem desirous 'to retain
their - possession of the road,: while the
Northwestern party is averse to the Rock
Island passing into thebands of the , Erie
road. Jay Gould is MRS to the importance
of a donrkettion with the 'Union Pacific
road.andAthia is thesecret of.the contest
for the Rock Island road. The Ohio and
Missiastppi new pro rates with the Erie and
is working in harmony with it; this-forms
a basis for t, rise in this stook. The North
western patty form an 'important part on
Wall street and are basking their North
vresterheomtnon and preferred -shares on
the strength of the large earnings of the
company. The Michigan southern is also
under the control of this party and under
manipulation for a iise.• The Pacific Mail
combination, which is understood to com
prise some of the directors, is also working
for a rise ou the theory of a liberal dividend
in February. Thus it will be seen the three
great railway kings and financial chiefs of
Will street, Vanderbilt, Gould and Keep,
are fbr once financially on the same plat
form. Around each one_of these railway
kings cluster many adherents of lesser
fame, but all possessing more or less pres
tige, money and inflwence. It remains to
be seen what resistanee the bearawill make
to this programme of the bulls.
Frank P. Blair, Jr.. is in town:
The Tammany Hall General Committee
reelected the officers of last year.
Meetings were held in several wards last
evening for the purpose of inaugurating a
movement looking to the removal of the
present police magiatrates of this city, and
elevating to their places gentlemen of legal
attainments, probityand honor. Tbemove
ment is non-partizan in its character.
• The. Court of Common ,Pleas yesterday,
before Judge Barrett, In the case of Hodg
kins and others against the Atlantic and
Pacific and South Pacific Railroad Compa
nies, an injunction was granted itStraining
the Shoe and Leather Bank of-this city
from paying &mix:in and mortgige'.bonds
of defendants due January first, •on the
ground that they were issued in violation
of the previous injunction:tranted by Jus
tices Daly and Brady of this Court.
Wm. Frazier, President, and H. Quack
enbury, Treasurer, of the American Agri
culture and Mineral Land Company, have
been arrested and held In $25;000 bail by
Judge McCunn, on an affidavit of General
Techman, European State Agent of Immi
gration, charging them with false represen
tations in regard to their one million acres
of land in North Carolina, whereby, be was
induced to make a contract with the Com
pany, entailing, great loss and injuring his
On Saturday afternoon a tin box contain
ing $30,000, principally in United States
bonds and railroad scrip, ti 26.000 negotia
ble, was stolen from the office of Bier
wirth and Rochell, No. 69 Pine street.
The box was brought from the bank about
eleven o'clock A. m., and subsequently
four suspicious charactUfs, one of them a
woman, were seen about the premises. A
large reward is offered for the perpetrators
—Gov. Hoffmann, of New York, was in
augurated on_New Year's. , •
—ln Chicago last year there were 5,960
deaths arm 4,384 marriages.
—Lieut. Col. Geo. Pomero§, paymaster at
Omaha, died on the Ist of pneumonia.
—Rot , . M. W. Bates, Ex-11. S. Senator
from Delaware, died at Dover on the Ist. •
—The deaths in St. Louis during 180
numbered 5,137, against 6,500 the previous
—Aaron Tyler, formerly Judge of the
Circtiit Ceurt at Rock Island, 11l , and lat
terly of the Chicago bar, died in Chicago
on New Year's.
—The 'Minnesota Legislature convenes to
day. Messri. Ramsey, Donnelly and Wil
kinson are • *invaSsing their chances,
though the former has the inside track.
—Henry P. Bi Gover
nor elect of Michigan, t i the oath of
°dace at Lansing on New Werra., !The Leg
islature eanvenesi there next Wednesday.
—A. di§patch frbru Sa*annah, Ga., - says,
the trouble on the Ogochee continues, - but
nothing transpired on ZTew `Y ear's, The
citizens are organizing to put down law
—The first election for Aldermen took
place on. Saturday. In Edgefieid, opposite
Nashville Term. Thq citizei s' tickets com
posed of representatives of both parties,
was elected. • •
—During last'; year four thousawd four
hundred and ten buildings . were erected in
Chicago, at a ' valuation of *21),540,000:
There. are' 'bow nearly forty thousand
buildings standing in the city.
—The Chteago,' Rock Island and Pacific
4eilroad ittnow finished td'Atlantib, eighty
tWo miles west of Destnoines. The 'Valley
Railroad, bridge over the Desmolues river,
at`Desmoines, is also. completed. - •
-James Tillingpost, Superintehdent of
the Buffalo Division of the New York Cen
tral Railroad, has been !appointed General
Superintendent- of-the' road, vice John - .
Newell, and entered upon his 'duty.
—lt has transpired that land thieves have
forged the titles to and sold ever ten thou
sand acres. of land in De Kalb and Cald
well counties in the State of blissouri. One
of the parties 'concerned is, now in Jail at
St. Joseph. -
—A. dispatch from Jetferson, Texas, re
ports the arrest, by the military,, of Col. R.
P. Crump, Sr.. Marshall T. Thompson
and two freedmen..' The charges are not
known.. Several others are said to be spot
ted for arrest. • •
—The local managers of tha Soldiers' •
Home, in Chicago, have resolved to coin
et& with General Benjamin F Butler's in
structions and close the institution and
transfer the inmates to the National . 'Asp :
lum at Milwaukee.
—The event of New Year's day in Chicago
was the informal opening-of the •Waslling
ton street tunnel, underneath the _Chicago
river. The work. (not yet completed) was
commenced July 25th, 1868, and the cost is
estimated at nearly %435,000.
—Governor Smith, of Georgia, has ap
pointe4 J.. L, Pennington, A. J. Walker
and Charles A. Miller Commissioners to.
Florida to'; negotiate for annexing west
Florida to Alabama. They will-probably
start this week for Tallahasse.
—Rev. Doctor Everts, of the first Baptist
Church, Chicago, preached his farewell
sermon to a large congregation yesteiday.
The • Reverend Doctor and a'number of
citizens 'start today on a six months' tour ,
in. EuropeArlitthe Holy Land.
—J. M. ixrutA
i J. -Frank, clothing house,
in Omaha, have .falled, with liabilities from
fifty thousand to- sixty thousand dollars, I
twenty thousand of ;which is•'secured by
mortgages on real estate. It is thought the
creditors will settle matters with the firm.
—The first blast furnace in Chkago rom
menced operations last Saturday. It is
known as the Chicago Iron Company, and
is located four, miles from the centre of the
city. When fairly started it will he.able to
manufacture "about twenty tons of plg iron.
—At Albany, lei. 'Y., a large building be
longing to James Gould, and used as a car
factory, was crushed by snow Saturday
morning. The building was completely
wrecked and the contents demolished, 'No
one injnred. Loss $B,OOO. '
—The late Western Distributing Associa
tion, organized and located at Kansas city,
Missouri, and which hag` so.d tickets
throughout the *est, has burst. Its man:l
- has dis , pneared, and his ofliee and ef
fects nave been seized by the sheriff.
—The jury in, the .Tsvitchell-Hill homi
cide case, in Philadelphia,- went out about
nine o'clock on Friday evening last and re
turned in fifteen minutes with a verdict of
guilty of murder in the first degree. The
prisoner received the verdict by throwing
up his hands in a deprecating manner.
—The stbamboat A. G. Brown collided
with the Bremen steamship Teutonia, be
tween New Orleans and the mouth or the
Mississippi, on Wednesday last, and soon
turned bottom up. The Brown's money
and everybody on board was saved. The
Teutonia was inured but proceeded on. •
—At a convention of colOred Men, held
on New Year's, in Muscatine, lowa. to ap
point a delegate to the proposed National
Convention of colored men in Washington
on the 13th inst., Alex. Clarke, of Musca
tine, was elected. In the evening a grand
banquet was given at Opera Hall, at which
the emancipation proclamation was read,
and considerable oratory given vent.
—The new suspension bridge, at Niagara
Falls was thrown open to the public on
Saturday at noon. .A four-horse carriage
containing Hollis Whyte,Vice President of
the Bridge Company, ,itrilier (Keefe,
gineer, V. W. Smith, Superintendent, and
Wm. Pool, editor of the Niagara Falls
Gazette, passed over, followed by crowds of
pedestrians. The bridge is the longest span
on the continent.
—A 'matrimonial faux pas is reported
from Quincy, Illinois. The youthful wife
of a prominent citizen, becoming Zealous of
her husband's preference for the servant
girl, sent the latter away for one night and
occupied her room. Shortly before mid
night, as she supposed, her husband en
tered. Soon afterward, resolved to 'sur
prise him, - sheittrtick alight and discovered
that her sleeping partner was her hus
—The Woman's Suffrage Society, of Si;
Louis, had a well attended meeting on Sat
urday, at which delegates were appointed
to go, to Jefferson city to advocate the cause
of Suffrage before the Missouri Legislature
at its-coming session. A 'Committee was
also appointed to canvass the city and
invite the working women into the
Society. A memorial to Congress, bear
ing a large number of signatures, was
sent to Senator Pomeroy, at Washington.
It was decidod not to send delegates to the
Woman's Rights Convention to ba held in
—The report that the New York and Erie
Railroad Company has leased the Ohio and
Mississippi Railroad is denied. It is stated
as a fact, however, that a consolidation of
interests, in a permanent through , broad
gauge line between the Atlantic and Mis
sissippi, has been effected, and the change
of the gauge of the Ohio and Mississippi
"road has' been stopped. A system of
through trains for passengers and freight
will at once be inaugurated, and a third
rail laid from St. Louis to Odin, Illinois,
the intersection of the Ohio and Mississippi
and Illinois Central roads. It is also stated
that the entire route between St. Louis and
New York will be furnished with a double
-,,Toseph.W.,- Davis, a well known broker
in Boston, has been missing a couple of
days. His bank account Is said to be crier-.
drawn 519,000, and checks given to various
parties came back dishonored and unpaid. A.
Blis office has been closed and his
whereabouts are unknown.. The losses of
depositors, who are worthy parties of mod--
erste means, 'will be Sadly felt.
•'A rater dispatch , states that Mr. Davis
publishes a card referring to his unsuccess.,
ful struggles to avoid bankruptcy, which
left him in a condition, mentally and pliyik.
loftily, requiring rest, and closing as 101-
loWs: "On Monday (this) morning my
creditors will find me at my office prepared
to show how every cent I had has been
disposed of and where and by whom my
Inoney has been lost." - ,
New Year's daY, notwithstanding its ex
treme disagreeableness in other 'respects,
was not a Whit behind its predeceshor,
Christmas, in those little courtesies And
testimonials of affection between friends
Which serve to brighten- the' pathway t of
each through life and strengthen the bonds
of fraternal feeling already existing be
tween them. We have rarely noted a New
Year holiday in which more of these were
participated in, and in which the generous
flow of good feeling was more pleasantly '
Or generally exhibited. -
Among those which deserve especial men
tion was.the presentation to Rev,Dr. Press
ly and Ids estimable' lady of two littpitib
arm chairs from the younger membered of
the First United Presbyterian Church, Al
legheny, of which the venerable divine is
pastor. The congregation had assembled
to spend the evening in social chat, and
take leave of their • old edifice previous to
removal to the new one.' An hour passed
pleasantly, at the onaclusion of which'tlie
guests, about live hultdred in number, sat
-down to a bonntifulmpitat, prepared by the
ladies of the congregation., Supper over,
they adjourned to the main audi
ence room, where the .presentation Was
made in a few happy remarks by
by Mr. William J. Sawyer, and responded
to in a feeling and touching manner by the
pastor, who was greatly affected by„thia -
expression of affection on the part of the
younger folks of his. charge. The cengre
gatiou have worshipped in their old build.;
ing since the formation of their Society,
thirty-six yearsago '
and have had the
Doctor laboring with them during all that
Period. The pleasant affair was finally
concluded by a formal leave taking of ,the
structure and dismissal of the audience
with singing and prayer.
The Sabbath School of the Messiah ,I.n
theran Church, on Hand street, celebrated
New Year's with a most delightful social
entertainment, in which the • older mem
bers of the Church seemed Le join with as
' much zest and enthuslasht as th , v tittle
folks. Rev. -.T. H. W. • Stenkenberg, 7 the
pastor, and Rev. S. B. Barmly, of Wheel
ing, delivered appropriate addresses, both
of which were voted by the 'hearers
among the gentlemen's happiest efferts.
The speakers, at the conclusion of their
remarks were each presented with an ele
gantly bound volume of "Christ in Song,"
Miss Miriam Negley making the presenta
tion speech in behalf of the teachers. The
recipients thus called an a second time for
speeches, although :taken: , ,- by surprise,
evinced themselves ea masters of,he situa
lion by a.few well-thr.ed and pertanent re
marks. An hour further was Spent in so
cial intercourse, after which the assemblage
dispersed with pleasant redollections of the
Mr. John A. White, Superintendent of
the Mission Sabbath School of the'Firat
Presbyterian Church, All egheny r was caned
on New Year's evening, in a manner which'
will make him long remember the occasion
with feelings of pleasure rather than handl;
The caning was successfully and hand
stanely accomplished by Mr. James Hoag,
'Jr.; imbehalf of the teachers of the school,
the recipient replying in a brief but appro
priate speech. The weapon bore an elegant
gold;head and reflected credit on the, taste.
i and liberality of the donors.