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FIRST 1111101.
Protest' Against - *hi Increas.
itig Duty att CaPPIT7Mais Troia
the Judiciary Committee
definitely Postponed—welts.
Fargo >liali l .. faatTact 7 . -
4tattkolt fildiroPria
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Casette.]
-3Y4 1 0 1 N.0 1 4554 8 1 1 , 11ar YN /S69e
• •
Mr. CONELING presented a protest of
citizens of Neitk York _against the Rouse
bill fixing-the ditty on copper, ' aiictfprOpos
. a
lug sulshitrite; Referred to Committee
on Finance.
Mr. NYE introduced a bill to facilitate
4eleg apb eihtunitniCatfoit ISetWeen s tlie East
ern and VlNsteTh Continent.
donttititteeotiComM`erch;‘ -
Mr. TRUMBULL, from the COmmittee on
Judiciary, reported and recommended the
t indefinite postponement of the following:
! A:bill to- facilitate - the decision of'ques
! Ilona in conflict between the United States
' and States "by the Supreme Cock of the
United States. •
A joint resolution for the payment of
I elaimsofloyel citizens of the United States.
I The Rouse bill to extend the jurisdiction
1 of Probate Justices'of the •Peace - in Idaho .
.1. ' 'and Montana. '
Which-. were..- accordingly indefinitely
phstponed. '
• On Motion of Mr. EDMUNDS, the Sen-,
ate took up the - bill to prevent the holding
of civil offices by military officers, and to
prevent the holding of more than one office
-at,the same time.
After discuision, the- morning hour ex
'tared, and the Senate resumed the Consid
eration of the bill for the relief 'of Sue
Marty, which•mras also debated, without se
: .tion, until 18:40, when, on motion of Mr.
TRUMBUI,JJ, the Senate went into Execu
tivei Session, and a few moments afterwards
. _
t - •
The House too k-up' the ow' reported
• yesterday from - the Committee on Naval
Affairs, to increase the efficiency of Medi.
- cal Department of the Navy.
• 'After a brief discussion of the on
motion of Mr. SPALDING, it was laid on
I thetablt to 81 ,1. !!
• -
71 The SPEAKER presented a communica.
;'}ion from the Secretary of the nterior and'
Attorney General in reply to 'a resolution
.-4 of the -House, stating the!t... no diminution
' t , can be madein the ef their depart
! meats, or in the compensation of em
.1 •PlaZeesjf•t___:...c.. ..-.:: • _ ....... . •
.i .....--,= ,i , UIOKN, front .votteeten Fdreign
Affairs; reported a bill top* the widow of
..*4 James Wrlson, late Minister to Venezuela,
ti on &quieter of her husband's salary. -
`; After an explanation' the, bill passed
l',_Stir. CULLOM, from the Committee on
I. Foreign Affairs, reported a bill for the I=B-
'1 =mai of - the- remains of Isir.,Coggeshall;
' late Minister of the United States at Ecua;'
. I dor,to the United States, and of his Baugh
tear, and appropriattng one thousand dol
- 1 for the purpose.
t Mr. SHALLAJ3ARGER moved an addi
'l) tional appropriation - of one thousand dol
,. lazs for the relief of the widow of Mr.
. Coggeshall. -
i. 'The amendment wee. agreed to—yeas
i seventy-one, nays and the bill as
;.; amended was paAsed. = , _
; The--SPEAKER presented, a message
' . l , from the President, with, a' report of the
. c Secretary of •State, in reply to the House
-I resolution of July 20th, 1867, declaring
sympathy , with the suffering people of
Crete. Referred to the Committee on For
f sign Affairs.- ..- - _
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,' i Mr. WASILBURNE, o Il l inois, from
the Committee 04 2 Appropriationa, reported
the Inlitirk" Academy appropriation bill.
' which was orderedto be printed and post.
poned until to-morrow.
:Mr:, WASABURNE, - iff Illinois, - asked
•:- leave to offer w & reamble and ,resolution in
= reference to ells, Fargo Co., alluded
• to yesterday. He. stated that the Commit
tee on Appropriations had directed the'
resolution to, be drawn and offered for
adoption by. the: House, and that in the
meantime a..o*of it'shottld be sent to the
Postmaster.Geneial, which• had been done,
and that the Postmaster General had come
to the room of the Committee and, payment
tad been stOpPed. He had since been ad
vised that` the ;Postmaster, General, not,
withstanding all the= facts, had determined
: to make payments under the contract. He
desired the resolution to be ;adopted and
• sent to the Postmaster General, and then it
would be seen whether that official would
pay any attention telt.
.;• Mr:FARNSWORTEIargued ' that a con
-tract made according to law had the force
'''..4 of law, -and 'that the Postmaster General
-i - 1. oolild , not, on a mere rerlution of the
.4. House, enspendit:___
• „tii i lAer considerable.discussioni Mr. JOHN
-1 SON objected to the resolution being of
• •Titit - HtMaktheri went into. Committee of
the Whole orr - the state of the Union, and was
addreasiellyAtr.:, CQBURN eta the tines.
tion bf finances He, - argued against the
propositions to return to specie payments,
or to provide for , immediate payment of
the national, debt.-;He favored- the passage
of a funding bill, which would the
rate of Interest. He would cut ott, as far
as possible, allimports of luxuries, would
develope evetyavenne of improvement to
the vast mines of the west and encouratre
manufacturing interests, and would expand
the_ urrencyto meet :the reasonable- Wants
of the people. This was the gradual and
elm method of resamption." •
ZAr. SHANKS spoke in favor of the recog
nition of the Provisional Government
The Committee arose'and Mr: AsatEY,
or, Obio,introduced a bill , to facilitate com
xnerchti intercourse between States and Ter
ritories with foreign countries, which was
Aeferred•to the Committee on ,Territories.
Adjourned. -
Malne United' 'States fienatorettlps
)33r Telegrapla to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
AUGGSTAsItia, January 7.— IL (MUCUS of
the Republicans of both branches of - the
Legislature was held to nominate a candi
date for. United States Senator. The whole
number of Totes Cent was'one hundred and
forty-nine, and one blank.. Of these sett
enty-five were -for Hon. Hannibal Hamlin.
and seventy-four for L. M. Morrill. By the
statutes of Maine a blank vote b held to be
no vote. Great excitement prevails.
The •Republican members of the New
vada Leielature in canoes unanimoUsly
nominated William M. titewart for United
1 , 1 States Senator.
—General Rousseau is ill almost beyond
recovery with Inflamation of the bowels.
—The Maine Legislature re-elected all
the present lunurubents of the proininent
State offices.
. ,
—On Wednesday night Jacquen's brew
ery, in Wishington, Tazewell county, 111„
was burned. Loss, 611,000. •
—F. Pierpoint, formerly Adjutant Gen
eral of West Virginia, died at New Orleans
yesterday, of consumption.
—Rev.- Chas: D.Di, one of the
oldest Methodisti in lowa, died in Mt. Pleas-
ant, lowa, Wednesday night. •
—An Albany letter reports Dewitt C .Lit
tlejohn in the field for. United States Sen
ator, in place of Noah Dayis, retired.
—An elegant one :dollar`- establiihnient,
on the . plan of, the. Math. Orden, New
York, is soon to'be`statted Inthicago.
—The revenue collections in the Rich
mond (Va.) district last year amounted to
$700,000, 'nearly42ol/,000 mor& that in 1857.
wae ;executed at
Freeholdi' New "Jersey; on the 7th , inst, for
the murder of Hartshorn Fleming last
night.' _ • .
—The spacious lecture room. of ,Faneuil
Hail building, Chicago, in which the noon
day prayer meetings are held,was dedicated
—Among the,Chicago measures
the Illinois Legislature is one to postpone
the municipal election until fall, when the
county elections are, held— .
—The Denver (Colorado) Board'of Trade
have unanimously passed resolutions en
dorsing the policy of 'Generals Sherman
and Sheridan toward the Indians.
—By2 - oriliii of , tfie GrOvernment statues of
Queen Isabella and other symbols of the late
dynasty of Spain have been removed from
the squares and public) buildings of Havana.
—Hon. John Botts:was seized with
paralysis on Wednesday, and at last ac
counts was in a dying condition. He is at
his residence; at Auburn, near Brandy
station, Va. •
—The gold shipments from Denver ttol
orado) through Wells,Fargo dr Co. during
the last year were aboxt two, millions find
a half. A large amount was also shipped
through private parties.
—Di the Kentucky Houie ,Represen
tatiyes a resolution was introduced author
izing the Governor to take such steps as he
may deem proper lo test the Constitution
ality of the Civil Rights' bill/
—ln a cave under the i island at Rook
Island, Illinois, the 'Statue of an Indian
maiden, a solid copper pedestal seven - feet
high; an obelisk of solid brass, and other
curiosities have been discovered.
flack cherry trees were brought to Bt.'
Louis yesterdoy in full bloom. It is feared
that the present warm weather will result
in bringing vegetation to such an extent
that future frost will Minn this region. -
—Democratic members of Congress have
signed a petition asking for the-pardon of
Dr. Mudd, believing himt :unjustly :sen
tenced on the evidence of Weichman, the
falsity of which is becomiqg daily more
—The location elf the Capital of Montana
is not - yet deterniined. Ortthe 22d ult. - the
House amended the Council's bill, substi
tuting Helena for Deer Lodge City. The
Couttell - wm-ooncurred, and couferencestge
—Eleven demderatic newspapers InNir
girds have declared • in favor of the -- new
movement for universal suffrage, with the,
hope of universal amnesty, and eight Dem
ocratic and two "'Republican newspapers
have declared against it. - •
—The Wyomenck Institute and Semi
nary for young ladies at Lebahon Centre,
N. Y., was destroyed by fire on Wednes
day evening. There were but few boarders
in the 'Jinilding at the time . and no lives
were lost. Lots qudte heavy; insurance
very light.
—Mr. Rinchblaok, a mulatto, has given
notice of his intention to. introduce In the
Legislature of- Lonisana a bill requiring
all public conveyances, places of business
and public resort, for which licenses are
required, to be open to all without distinc
tion of color.
—ln the United States Circuit Court at
Madison, in" a case claiming damakes
against a railvfay for the death of Mrs. H.
K. Whiten, Judge Miller decided that the
suit must be commenced in st- State Court,
and after As action the Federal Court
would"take jurisdiction.
—The Michigan Legislature met in Con
vention, yesterday morning, to hear the
retiring Governor's message, which was a
lengthy docnment t reviewing the financial
condition of the, State. At no time in the
history, of'thei State has its credit "
higher or its exhibit appeared moo satis
factory in this regard than to-day.
-3. W, Beatty, charged , with rObbing the
,Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Com
pany messengers, at Annyille, in April last,
hasbeenitried at, Lebanon and found guilty.
BP will; also be tried on Anothel indict-
ment, charging hini with lobbing the safe
of Andrew Krider, at Annyille. Nat Dor
rint, an accompli ce, escaped from Jail on
the lst, and is still at large.
—Gov. :Marshall submitted . his message
to the Minnesota.-Legislature yesterday.
The State's financial condition is pro
nounced, good. The receipts for the past
year were $866,550. and the expenditures
$762,815. The taxable property has in
creased fifteen per cent. in value since 18,67.
The school fund. exceeds $2,000,000. Last
year's wheat crop was 16,000,000 bushel's.
—The New Hampshire Republican State
Convention nominated Samuel D. Qualle
for Railroad Commissioner. Hon. E. H.
Rollins was chosen Chairman of the State
`ComMittee.' Resolutions were adopted In
favor of impartial suffrage for all loyal' per
sons, against any ~ repu d iation of, the na
tional debt and urging. measures to bring
the paper dollar to a gold basis, and the pas
sage of a funding bill. In the district con
ventions all the preeent .members of Con
gress were renominated.
—Gov. SanLsbury's message was comma the Legislature of Delaware yes
terday. He refers very fully to the State
finances. The total State debt is $1,558;000.
The Governor recommends a direct State
tax, to include bonds, mortgagee and ma
chinery, and it tax which will • reach the
national banks. He suggests to the Legis
lature that it may be necessary to revoke
the charter of the Philadelphia. Wilming
ton and Baltimore Railroad Company. be
cause-Of iticrefusal to pay the ten cents tax
on passengers.
—Gov. Claffin of Massachusetts, will be
inaugurated and deliver his message on
Saturday. The valedictory address of Gov.
Bullock, read vesterclay.was quitelengthy,
giving an exhibit of .the financial, i3ductr
tional and material interests of the Com
monwealth. The total funded and unfund
ed debt of the State is 127,735,870. an in
crease during three years of about four and
a half millions. The several sinking funds
applicable to the reduction of the funded,
debt already nine and a half mil
lions. The advance in the market value of
the securities which compose the sinking
funkis more than one and a quarter mil
lions.unfunded debt of the State is
lees than one million, , •
Nominations by the President—
Caucus on the Financial Ques.-
• tion=Treasury Warrants Du
ring December The Plain
Truth Concerning Affairs in
Arhansas Officially Reported.
[RfTeleiriptiti• the Ylttebargb Osiette.)
Sanuw, 7,1889.
L eileArtiENT.
The President Seqt a 'number ; of bon:kiwi,-
thins 'to the Senate te•day; %eluding Ail
drew. • Vius Dyck, •Collector of Customs at
Oswego, New York ; Mattel killxiurne,
Second Assistant Secretary of the Treasury;
to fill vacancy . of -July 2d, 1808; Isaac W.
Webster, Postmaster at Kenosha, Wiscon
sin; H. E. Dunham, Surveyer General of
New Mexico; George W. Wilkinson, Agent
for Winnebago. Indians; John B. Church,
Receiver of Public Moneys at Central City,
Colorade. '
The Republican Senators this morning
held a caucus on the financial question, in
voiving the consideration of Senator • Mor
ton's resumption of - specie payment bill,
and Senator Edmunda' resolution declar
ing that the 5-20 bonds should be paid in
gold. No - was arrived at.
About fortymembers were present.
Senator Stewart received a telegram to
day informing him he. was • unanimously
'nominated in the Union caucus for re-elec
tion to the Senatii•of the United States 'from
Nevada. The Legislature consists of "fifty
nine members, forty of whom are Dem
ocrats. '
me warrants' issued by the Treasury
Department during December, to meet the
requirements of the Government, amount
in round numbers to the following sums:
Miscellaneous and Foreign intercourse... $4.148,000
Interest on Fantle debt 905.000
War Department 9,4100.990
Navy Department ',MOO°
Interior, Pension and Indians 1,315.000
Total 17,623,000
This does not include warrants issued for
the pi incipal of the public debt.
The following official report relating to
affairs in Arkansas has twain received at
Gen. Grant's headquarters, from General
Horace Porter,
of his staff:
Little Rock,Arkansas, December 28, 1868.
General; Gen. Baboook and I arrived here
two days ago. So many contradictory re
ports halm been in circulation in,regard to
Governor Clayton's militia that it maybe,
well for you to know the facts. The present
State Government was -certainly in some
danger' previous to the Presidential. elec
tion. Senator Barker had been shot
and wounded badly;
_Mr. Uphata, of the
Lower House'NOunded; Mr. Blues,m
, a em
ber. of tkotgre6e, and itTreedmen s Bureau
agent killed{` and -Other- agent* and: the
United States Marshal driven from' their
posts by threats. The Governor, Senator
Rice and others bad to sleep in the State
House under guard for -fear of states
sination. The Governor wisely re
frained from taking any violent
measures until after the election,, fear
ing that the opposition might make
capital out of it. As 'soon as it was
over he organized a militia force; of about
800 men, one fourth-colored, under Gen.
Catterson In the southwest, and Gen. Up
had. in the northeast, to live off the
country, taking what was absolutely neces
sary and giving vouchers. His intention
is to pay all loyal holders of vouchers and
no others. Two assassins have already
been executed by sentence of a military
commission, seven others are in 'prison,
and a great number have been run out of
the btate. But the best result I can see, is
the disposition Orel business men to volun
tarily enroll thilaselves as a posse, - pledged
to assist sheriffs to arrest lawless characters.
if the Governor will relieve them from
martial law. He Accepted .many of such
pledges, and martial law exists only in
parts of seven counties. The entire con
servative wing of the Republican party
were oprootted to the declaration of martial
law, including Gen. Smith; U. S. A., com
manding the troops: They admitted the
reign of terror established by the rebels,
but wanted the United States ,to make the
arrests. GOv. Claytdn's argument in favor
of his policy is as follows: •
The :United. States troops do= not know
the people and country; the idwless behave
while the United States' troops are in the
vicinity, and break out Worse than ever
when they leave; the rebels' are generally
anxious to have them as it , creates an ex
penditure of money in their midst, from
which they reap a benefit; the militia
punish all the disloyal, and 'extort
pledgesfrom them to respect the laws, as
these people have threatened to break up
the State government as soon as the United
States troops are removed; this teaches
them that the State is able to protect itself.
The militia have been under tolerable
good control, and tile plundering reported
In the press is the taking of supplies under
orders. One negro militiaman committed
a rape on a white woman, but was itnmedl
ately arrested by Gen. Catterson, (who
seems to be a very good man,) tried, con
victed and executed. The Governor's pol
icy has uo doubt seriously interfered with
business, where martial law has been
proclaimed, and injured builiness men
of all parties: Hence the opposition'
from loyalists: It. has interfered with
travel, taken off hands for the militia at a
Season wlien theywere badly needed,. and
created many panics. It has, however, no.
complished much more good thalg - themost
sanguine expected, and General Smith ao
knowledged he thought the Governor's
judgment was better than his. and the re
sult would fully justify the action of the
- former. The Governor is now disposed to
relieve , each county from martial law
as soon as it can be done safely.
,The • Govenfor is certainly a man
of intelligence .'.and nerve, 'and has
labored under difiletiltien that would have
deterred a less able officer. Four thousand
stand- of arms were 'seized by the Ku
Klux and, thrown off , a boat, below Aleni
phis. SO could seldom secure good' men
for "officers, and in tile eastern' counties he
had to depend entirely upon the negroes
for soldiers. "
.., Very Riispeethilly,
Houses Forrsn A. D. C.
The Senate to-day confirmed the nomina
tion of Phillip A. MOrgan,lo be Attorney
for the District of lquislana.
—The baggage •car of an express Irain
n fo o r a t o B
r u o is w v iis i 1 l v e i h y e e , s w t e a
s r d ay d
c a o rt T e e r r n e n t n o t bwohoe
fire. The train was stopped, but before the
ftr . e could be extinguished the car anti the
greater part of its contents including a
portion. Of the matt , " were ' destroyed,
i ti , i~.
Advice's frotn Hayti and St.Domingo.-111ar
row Escape Or Sainave from Assassination
--The Insurrection in Caba--Prociama
tion of Gen. pales.
(By Telegraph tune Pittsburgh Gasette.l
HAVANA, January 7.—The following in
telligenee is received 'from Hayti and St.
The rebel 'General Sage had advanced
on Porau-Prince and comsnenced a heavy
cannonading, which was vigorously re
tarnedi - ' . .
President Salnave recently attended at a
elisamln a church at Nilaagbane. While
there a tarty of rebel's attempted' to cap
tore him, bat he-was seasonably informed
ot the.pletbralgoman and !made his es
cape. His personal staff and suite of at
tendants were., however, attacked by ;he
conspitlatdfa and cult to flees& •‘ '' •
Capet,Haytien was c osely besieged by
the yergutionary forces., Jackenel KM re
mained in possession of the revolutionists,
and'Vraelvell axle to resist. the "threatened
attack let Salnave by land oases. It is re.
ported! - that the revelationists have aua
ceeded - in purchasing a steamer in New
Yoik. !
News from St. - Domingo is unfavorable to
the Government n party. General Mon had
crossed the frontier from Hayti and joined
the rebel General Organdi's forces. The
position of Presidett Baez was becoming
HAVANA.) January 7.—Capt. Gen. Dulce
has leaned his anxiously awaited procla
mation. It is addrellsed to Cubans. He
"I will brave every danger. accept every
responsibility for ybur welfare. The rev°.
lutionr.has swept away the Bourbon Dynas
ty, tearing up by the - roots alant so poison
ous that it putrifled the a ir we breathed.
To the citizens shall be returned their
right to maintain their dignity. You will
receive all reforms which-- you require.
Cubans and Spaniards are all brothers
from this day. —Cuba will bq considered
as a province of Spain.. Freedom of the
press,l the right of meeting in public, and
representation in the national Cortgp, the
three 'fundamental principles of true lib
erty. are g'ranted yen." •
General Dulce concludes' as followe:
“Cilbens and Spaniards, speaking in the
namaof Our mother, Spain, I adjure yon
to forget the past, hope for the future, and
establisionion and fridernitv.” '
The news from the :interior to-day is
that Count Valmesada is marching to
warda Boyoms. The revolutionary forces,
strong In numbers, are beseiging Gibra and
ether towns, and two thousand of them are
holding Colonel Lono In check at Tams.
The Marquis of .Santa Lucie and General
Catith, at the head of rebel bands, remain'
in' the zeighborhocid of
,Puerto Principe.
Provildons are tarrying at Santiago for
troops and the famishing people of the in
terior. .
Seiler Vasques, who was killed by
Spaniel' officer yelterday, was burled this
morning. Many of his friends accompanied
the corpse to the cemetery, and while on
the way some Cubans excited 4 seditiona
cries.; but otherwise the affair passed off
quietly., though the *Cubans intended to
make the funeral - a political demonstration.
Hati/ 1011
111, Against 411112c21anta Union E4i,
press Company--Strang Peeling Am on
National Banns Against Senator Wilson a
Bill to Prevent. Certification of Chet: s
Payment of Interest—Chamber f
- Commerce Bleeting—Cyrus W. "Field Se
. verely Injured. -
Lily Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gatette.3
NzwYOßK,January 7.—Judge Ingraham
today granted an injunction restraining
the 'Merchants Union Express Company
from completing consolidation with any
other company, and the American Mer
chants 'Union Company from receiving any
monies: property , rights or franchises ,frorm.
said Merchants Union Company, and also
restraining the Merchants Union Company
from collecting the last called assessment
of five dollars per share, the defendants to
Stow canoe on the 18th inst. why the in
junction should not be continued during
the pendency of the actions commenced re
cently by Jas. W. Blatchford, against
the Merchants-Union Company. -
The- Commercial of to-day says that the
clause of Senator Wilson's bill proposing
to prohibt the certification of checks and
mined of interest': oh deposits has pro
duced a strong feeling among the National
Banks. One bank is now asking the consent
'of its i.tockholders to be recognized pnder
the State laws. - A private capitalist is also
said to be taking measures for the organi
zation of a State Bank. Should 'Congress
sanction this clause prohibiting the pay
ment of interest on deposits,there can be
little doubt that we should w itness the or
ganization of new State Banks and the con
version of -sational into State institutions.
The Chanibel'Of Commerce to-day adopt
ed amemorial deelarlig Congress to be the
onlyl power baying jurisdiction to grant
fran,chises to Atlantic Cable Companies.
A; A'. Low subudtted a resolution favoring
the contraction of currency by tne redemp
tion or cancellation offgreenbaoks at a fixed
uric for gold per month, commencing at
185. ents. for .100,-..and decreasing at the
rate of Ono per cent. per month till
values are equalized, the place of
cancelled _greenbacks to be atken
by United States bonds .for a long
or short term of years, as may be deemed
expedient, said bonds to be receivable by
the Comptroller of Currency as a basis for
the issue of additional National Bank notes,
and els° recommending, in case this plan
fails to operate, that the Secretary of the .
Treasury be authorized to receive five
or ten • per cent. of import duties in legal
tenders. • The su . ect, after some discu s s.
don, was post ... .. two weeks. ~
Cyrus W. F eld yesterday slipped dovin
a steep declivity near his residence;ln
Irvington, and sustained severe injuries.
Rumors of Another Revolution—Animosity
Against the United States-An American Vert'Unix.
CBI , Telegraph to the Pittsburgh easette.l
H*TalgA, January 7„..6.The
bCatUl g- UZI
perstritte; ITOMArPra Cruz, brings - 521114liter
datei from Mexico. There were; many ru
mor., some of them claiming to come
from reliable sources! :that Mexicit
'the - of another revolution. It is Ri
se:tad that the. people are disgusted with
the - administration of Juarez; that the
President is controlled by Pedro'de Tejaha;
that the government , officials act ag they
please, and there is no protection for Amer
loan, residents., An American was murder
ed outside the walls of Vets Cruz shortly
before the Sailing of the - steamer. IThe
.assatudn, although known to the authoritiee
was suffered to escape 'and arrived at
Havana. yesterday. The U. S. Consul
at Vera Cruz is powerless to obtain Justice.
The Mexicans are much - incensed itgainst
the United States, and some of them clamor
for another war. it.was reported t h at Gen.'
Alatorre would lead a revolution against.,
Juarez, and Tok the purpose of placing Per.'
ii l / 01 ? ) 4‘z atWu head t'he'49lll?li9l
By Teieviiph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
LOiCDON, Janatiry 7.—The feeling among
the tenantry of Ireland is very bitter
against the landholders, and manycases of
agrarian revolt are reported.
MADRID, January 7. 7 -It 'is reported a
Communist conspiracy has been discovered
in Xerxes. An investigation of the affair
is now in progress. • •
LoNoox, January 7—Evening.—Consols
for money 92g; account 93. Five-Twenty
bonds 743‘„ , • Stocks quiet, Erie 2635; I
nois 95%. ,-
.FRANIEFORT, January 7:—Bondi 79Xa
LIVERPOOL, January 7.—Cotton quiet;
with middling uplands at 11d, , and Orleans
at 1114 d; sales ten thousand bales. Califor
nia white wheat firm at lls 10d a 12s; red
western firm at 10s a 108 3d. Flour firm at
27s a 27s 2d. Corn dull at 37s 3d for old,
and 35s for new. Oats 3s 6d. Barley ss.
Peas 44s 6d. Pork 928 6d. Btef 105 s. Lard
70s. Cheese 70s. Bacon 565. Spirits Pe
troleum 7d; fanned le .7d. Tallow 47s 6d.
Turpentine 29s 6d.
LONDON, January 7.—Tallow flat at 48s
3d. Calcutta Linseed 56s 6d.: Petroleum
at Antwerp firm at 5434 frs. Bullion in the
Bank of England decreased £74,000.
FRANKFORT, January 7—Evening.-IJ. S.
bonds closed firmer and higher; Five-Twen
ties," 59Na5934.
Pews, January 7.-13onrse better. Rentes
70f. 37c.
The Tennessee Legislature—Engagement
Between the Negroes and Ku.klus.
By Telettraptfito the Plttabuirgh Gazette.l
NASBVILLE, January 6.—A quorum was
present to-day in-the lower branch of the
Legisliiture. Mr. Rydel, of Shelby, intro
duced a bill'providing for a State Conven
tion to amend the Constitution so as to
extend the right of suffrage to those now
disfranchised. An animated debate is ex
„pected on the bill to-morrow.
'A Mr. liampton, and his son,. Union
men, were killed in Jackson county on
Sunday morning last by a tenant whom
they endeavored to dispossess by force.
The tenant was a returned rebel soldier._ s
The latest advices from Bedford state that
is not known that any one was hurt in the af
fray at Shelbyville on Saturday between the!
Ka4Clux and negroes. A cape and platpl left '
behind by one of - the Klan is in possbasion
of the representative from Bedford. The
negroes ibught With spirit and saved.their
school house, the burning of which ap
peared to be the object of the raid. Old
citizens generally declare these outrages of
the Klan shall be stopped; to accomplish
which they must organize in support of the
authorities. - .
—The parties charged with ravithing and,
murdering two negro women in Spencer ,
county, Kentucky, were arraigned before
United States Commissioner Ballard, at
Louisville, yesterday. The evidence of two
negroes and four whites was hoard and the
case postponed for additional testimony.
The Watts brothers, accused of being im
plicated in the murder, state they can provei
they know nothing concerning the affair.
They fu4hor state they were btmg until in
sensible bay the mob Who arrested them, in=
order to obtain a confession.:
- -The Missouri Legislature organized yes
terday by the election of S. W. Heedlee, of
Green county, as President :pro tern of the
Senate, and A. Moser, of Ironton, Secre
tary. The House elected J. C. Grnick. of
St. Charles, Speaker and J. C. Scolley
Chief Clerk. A resolution .was offered in
the House that members present from re
jected counties, having credentials, should
•be sworn in, which. was tabled, and ,tfie
matter lies over until the Committee . on
Credentials reports. _
Seßarrox has , street cars.
TITERS is excellent skating on the Le
high river.
HARRISBURG complains of the scarcity o
imitable houses for the poorer classes. -
Taus is said'to be a fair prospect that
the rolling mill at Kattanning will be re
A Bria,tuu3 match:came off at Easton on
last Thursday,' Crocker scoring 1,000 and
Stuber 867. -
kini,ovims, Crawford county, has dedi
cated a new public school building which
cost 05,000.
Ray. Jona Bitacartaunos , Mnnn, a well
known Pennsylvanian, died in Washington
on the 28th tat.
TUB teachers of Northampton county pre
sented the County Buperintendeni with a
handsome ten set. „
JOSEPH BRELSPORD IS Mdliti(Hled in con
nection with the Republican nomination for
Mayor of Reading.
A. MAN named Bitting, of Reading, pre
sented each of his employes with a keg of
porter on Christm,as.
Tan Pennsylvania Railroad bridge span
ning,the Susquehanna. at- Columbta was
opened to travel on Monday last.
A am:mama at Lock Haven pays the
; Democrat there one thousand dollars for the
use of One page of the paper one year weekly.
A urns, son of John McMichael, of
West Nottingham, had a large portion of
his nose cut entirely off with an axe Friday
last. ' _
, • •
'rum Clarion Democrat of Saturday last an
nounces that oil was struck — at the depth of
700 feet in a well on the Grose farm, four miles
from Clarion.
A . CLOTIMTO STORE Carbondale was
destroyed by fire last Sunday, and the
stock, valued at •$5,000, completely des.
•troyed - by fire and wutei.
Iv is said that the only original copy of
Rogarth wits some days ago sold in Read , '
ing for $lO6. The, volume contains one
hundred and thirty tine engravings.
FOREST' county has an extensive mine of
lead ore with eighteen per cent, silver. For
the troth of this the county' papers are wil
ling to vouch; at least they say so.
A BOY was killed at Johnstown last Friday
while attempting tojnmp:from Ei ear while
in motion, when he Was' stnick by a car ow
the side track and almost instantly killed.
Ta Postoilice Department will soon .:Is7
sue proposal& for the transportation of the
ljnltcd States malls over alarge number of
routes in Pennsylvania. Contractors should
be ready.
JONIIS estoaped from the Doylestown
prison on Saturday evening lagt, by first
sawing off his hobbles and then sealing the
walls by means of a rope made, out .of his
blankets. He was arrested for horsti: steal
State Supreme Court Dee.telonti.
lir the Supreme Court, in session at Phil
adelphia, opinions were delivered in the
following cases from Allegheny and other
western eonnties, on Tuesday :
By JuEitice Agnew:
Kahle .ys. Sneed. District Coiat, Alle
gheny county. Judgment affirmed.
Kirk & Lister vs. Clark it Graham. Dia;
trict Court, Allegheny county. Judgment
Cluley vs, Lockhart, Frew & Co. Dis.
trict Court, Allegheny county. Judgment
By Justice Sbarswood:
The City of Erie vs. The Erie Canal COM.
pany. Common Pleas, Erie county. Judg
ment affirmed.
Stittewell ve..Reynolds. Common Pleas,
Fayette county. Judgment reversed and
venire faciasWe novo awarded.
Kistler vs. painter. Common • Pleas,
Westmoreland county. :Judgment affirmed.
Wood. r vs. Wood. Register's Court,
Greene county. Decree affirmed. -
Hunt vs. Gilman: - District Court, Alle
gheny county." < Judgment reversed.
Wilde vs. Trainer._ District Court, A.lle
gheny county. Jridgment reversed and
venire facies de novo awarded.'' -
Pringle vs. Pringle. • Common Pleas,
Cambria county. Judgment reversed and
venire facies de novo awarded'. ,
Rife vs. Geyer. District Court, Alleiheny
county. Judgment reversed, and .judg-:
ment for defendant, as the caeeatated.
Court of Common Pleas--Judge Sterrett:
Court tnerat ten o'clock yesterday morn
ing, Judge Sterrett on the bench.
The case of John Bongers and • Theresa,
his wife, vs. Dr. Charles Emmerling. Ac
tion to recover damages for alleged Mar
practice. On trial. - ‘
The President and Managers: of, the Bir;
mingham, and Brownsville Mecadanaized
Road Company vs. the School Director's: of
Baldwin, township. Petition and moalt
for a prelljninary injunction to'restrain de••
fendaritti from building a wall, . the
ground . that it will cause the overflow or
inundation of plaintiff& road. Injunction
granted and Saturday, January 9th; 1869,
Axed for a hearing.
-, In the case of O'Sullivan and Brown vs.
Ellen-Thome,‘Motion for a new trial and
reasons tiled by defendant's counsel. •
Tilid list The same asimblished yeserday.
::Libel Cases.
In - reporting the hearing in the libel cases
brought against its proprietors, the Dtspatch
There was a hearing before Aldermatt
Mehlasters yesterday, in the libel cases in
stituted by George L Hall agaiwft the pro
prietors of the Dispatch. In. the first caw
the prosecutor's counsel admitted that the
statement in the obnoxious article reht
tiVe to Hall:. being charged with being
'connected with the outrage referred to, was
true; that it was true an information had
been made against' Hall for the , offense at
the time; that it was true a warrant for Us.
arrest had been given to officer Moon for
execution; that it was true the proprietors'
of the Dispatch did not write the report of
the case given in that paper, and further
that they-never saw the article until after
its pu.blication. As the only matter is the •
article complained of as being libelous, wius
the mere statement that Hal was charged
with beinstconnected with the case report,
ed, mid as there was no `attempt Whatever
to show - malice in its publication, the de-•
fendants claimed the dismisial of the
charge. On the second charge, the y also
asked for dismissal on, the ground that it
merely sat forth the fad* which transpired
at the Alderman's ( office on the first hear
ing. The Alderman reserved his decisina.
It is highly , probable that the case will
be dismissed. That an, nformatlon could (
be sustained on the facts is fresh evidence
that a change in the odious libel law of
the State is needed.
Raltroad Inspection.
Yesterday morning a number of Penn
sylvania Railroad officials, accompanied
by Depot Master ID M. Butler, Train Mas
ter Ed. Pitcairn, and the Foreman of the
Car Shops Mr. R. W. Ramdey, started on a
special train eastwa id; to m ake. a tour, of
inspection over the Western Division of the
Pennsylvania Railroad ands its branches.
After visiting Altoona, they will return and
pass over the Bbensburghßranch. On
their way back to the city they will leave
the main track at Blairsville and come by
way _of , the Western Pennsylvania RoaQ
They expect to make the round t;ip and
arrive at home this evening.
Real ,Estate Transfers.
The followinz deeds were filed of record .
before H. Snively, Esq., Recorder, January
7,186 D • •
Ittehard•Dougan. to Thomas' J. Winlaelci r January
6. 1869; lot on Greensburgh turnpike, Se enteenth
ward. 40 by 140 feet $5,080
John Praster,et pl. to Alexander 'slack, l i t r iretabex
, 6, 1868; lot on Hamilton street, Skititw , Plitt.
_borsch, 47 by ISO feet ' • ' 'd.4. ' 83,0:X)
Barbara Wilkinson to Thomas Alders n, May 1,
1867; lot on. Brownsville pik,., youthplttsbur&
=by 51 feet
Jacob Colmer to Alexander. Patterson; rNortni
17, 1868; lot on Mixon street, Stilly ward.. Alle- -
gbeny, =by 120 feet H ' liet°
. James L. Graham to David L. Agnew. Apri l 36,
1860; lot on Lacoek and Hope streets, Fourth ward
_ Allegheny r..716y 319 - feet.23,oM
arowramais. .
Sli mortgages - were lied lbr record. . - '
. .
—The brig Minnie Abbe, of New\Bedford',
e_ i t
from Buenos 'Ayres, reports tha On the.
16th, in latitude 6, longitude 37 d eas 40
minutes, while under full / sail, e was
struck by heavy cross seas fom N. E. and
B. E., which caused the vessel to roll fear
fully, and carried away the fore and main
top makits, with sail blocks and rigging at
tached. A light breeze was blowing at the
time,and after cutting away the r igg ing
she kept ou her course. A low ling
noise was heard for a couple of hours pre
viously, and it is supposed that the, heavy
sea was caused by the - shock of an earth
quake:- ,
Markets by I.elepbapb.
Nsw , 0111.E&718, January 7.--Cotton is in
light demand at a decline of xe; middlings
25xc; sales of 1,700 bales; receipts, 4,505
eiports, 8,071 bals. Gold' 135%.
Sterling 147. Commercial Exchange. Ha%
percent._ discount. :Flour; low grades are
scarce and firm; superfine 57,62,..d0ub1e -
extra t7,70a7,75, treble extra $8,00a8,80.
Corn—prime for shipping scarce; white 75et
yellow 800. _ Oats dull at 6608 Bran,dult
at 51,27. Hay •unchabged. 'Pork active at
1530a30,25. • Bacon scarce; shoulders 14Xc t
clear rtb aides 18Xe,' clear aides 19340. tard
'Arm; lerce 19519140. and keg 19Xs20c. Su
gar active and advanced qc on all 'grades.
Molasses active and higher; common 6011
62c, prime 68a70c, choice 72473 c.
Catosoo, January 7.—Grain market. at
‘P. 31. board quiet and prices without ma
terial change. No.: 2 closing at 113 X; in
the evening one lot sold at 113 X; market
closing firm. Provisions moderately active,
though but few sales are reported; one - p lot
of 10,000 pounds salted shoulders sold at
11X, bnyers for January, and, 100 tierces
salt pickled hams at 16 on spot. Ness
pork quoted at 29 a 29,60. 'Lard J 9 a 19X.'
Short ribs 14X a 14l loose, -