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Proceedings of the! Legislature—
Legislatilan for Allegheny and
dicial 'Election Case Disposed.
= Of—Philtkulelphio. Tax Receiver
• • ,
—Pasters and Folders.
(By Telegraph to the Plttsburgh Gazette.)
HARRISBURG, Jan. 21,,1869.
• .; LEGAL RELATIONS OFIIISANE.
The SPEAKER presented a / memorial of
the State Medical Society for a:law defining
the legal relations of the insane 4.
BILLS I:NTRODUCED. •
By Mr. GRAHAM: Giving the new
wards of Allegheny city the right to com
pensation from old wards,, out of which
they were created, for school property in
such old wards, the Court to appoint three
Commissioners, to I:e disinterested free
holders, not residing or-owning property in
Allegheny city, to report equitable appor
• tionment within ten days of appointment.
on application of the school directori of any
Also, incorcorating the Iron City Mutual
Life Insurance Company.
By Mr. ERRETT: Supplement to the act
concerning streets and sewers of Pittsburgh,
which gives Councils power to vacate streets
"made useless by opening new ones. •
, Also, relating to soliciting passengers in
- :Allegheny county, which requires a license
from the County Treasurer at fifty dollars
annually; penalty 525 to $5O for each solici
tation of passengers without license.
Also, relative to Pittsburgh and Greens
burg. Turnpike Company, confirming the
sale of the road and; providing for the dis
tribution of the proceeds. ,
Also, supplement for Ewalt street bridge
over the Allegheny ricer, extending time
of commencement to two years from March
26th, 186 S, and time of completion three
years, and authorizing the company to bor
row thirty thousand dollars. •
By Mr. SEA.RIGHT: Supplement for
Uniontown Gas and -Water Co.
By Mr. McCANDLES.S : Authorizing
United States Commissioners to administer
oaths and take depositions, to be used in
the Courts of the Commonwealth.
CONTESTED ELECTION CASE.
Mr. STEVENS presented the report of the
committee on the Hare c3Mested election.
Mr. BECR called p IMP:resolution of
yesterday requesting u the State, Treasurer
to furnish a detailed statement of the com
pensation of each legislative officer and
_ employe of the last session.
After a. prolonged discussion, on motion
of Mr. WHITE, the resolution was re
ferred to Committee on Retrenchment and
Reform, with instructions to report alleged
abuses and make necessary recommenda
tions. . •
Mr. LOWRY offered a resolution in
-itructing the Finance Committee to pre
pare two appropriation bills, one pertaining
to State government and another relating
to other matters. Laid over.
; Mr. LOWRY also offered a resolution in
structing the Educational Committee to in
; ; estigate, the
Postponed for affairs of thetate Agricultu
al College.the present..
I- Mr, CONNELL presented a memorial of
the Female Anti-Slavery Society for negro
The Senate resolved to attend the dedica
tion of the Mexican Monument, May 26th.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
CONTESTED ELECTION CASE.
- Mr. NICHOLSON, from the Joint Corn.
mittee on the contested judicial election of
Hirst against-Hare, ,of Philadelphia, re
ported.for Judge Hare.
The following letter accompanied the re
HOU. C. H. Stinson. Chairman, &c: DEAR
SlR—Since the petition in the matter bas
been filed,. my attention has been called to
the fact that in the Fifteeenth ward of, the
city a correct additichiof the figures in the
ward returns show sixty votes to be added
to the majority of Judge Hare. Tho certi
ficate of election was justly due him, not
. withstanding the alleged misconduct in the
Sixth ward, and lam happy, therefore, so
far as my advice and influence are con
; cermet!, to relieve 'him, as well as myself,
• - from a contest which has always been dis
tasteful to me. His my opinion that there
will be no appearance or evidence on'behalf
of petitioners and suggest the Committee
. affirm the election of Judge Hare at their
With great - respect,
WILLAIM L. Iltusr.\
_ PHILADELPHIA, January 20, 1899.
PHILADELPHIA TAX RECEIVER.
Mr. DAVIS, Philadelphia, moved a re
consideration of the house bill extending
the term of the Receiver of Taxes in Phila
delphia, to substitute' Senate bill, which
was done, but not without a spicy debate,
• Mr. NICEIOLSON, Republican, opposed
the bill as unjust., He was not afraid of '
• party lash. He read a resolution of the
Thirteenth Ward Union League, passed
January 19th, against the bill. He thought
• Philadelphia was assuming too much; she
monopolized everything; she defeated
Judge Williams ," Vbecause she did not be
, neve any ability lay west of the Schuylkill.
Mr. REA, ot Erie, though voting for the
bill, gave Philadelphia the credit of having
t . nearly all the important positions in the
;,;•-• Mr. BEANS offered a resolution to in
vestigate the report that pesters and foldirs
Were franking documents. •
I . Mr. WILSON, of Allegheny, said the
Clerk had given orders it should not be
done, and t.be matter was dropped.
The joint resolution providing that the
! pasting and folding be given out to the
t lowest bidder was reported from the Corn
Indiana united "States SenatOrship.
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
INDIANAPOLIS, January 21.—Two ballots
were had in joint convention of the Legis
lature at noon to-day for_Senator, each re
( suiting : Cumback, sixty-seven; Hen
' dricks, sixty-three; Frazer, eighteen. The
Convention adjourned until three o'clock.
hamawAroms, January 21.—The Legis
lature re-assembled in joint Convention at
three o'clock this afternoon. Three more
ballots were Pad for Senator, resulting :
First—Cumbaek 66, Hendricks 62, Frazier
18. Second and third, each--Cumback 66,
Hughes 68, Frazier 18, Hendricks 4. Ad
journed until to-morrow noon.
FORTIETH CONGRESS • sociation, and shall pay over any surplus,) andel' support of the report of the Corn
- remaining to officers of the association, _I mittee. This report says that on the loth
and any association which has heteto- I of July "last, after the former report had
1 [THIRD sEsslOli.l
1 fore gone Into liquidation under the I been considered in the House, it was or
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provisions of this section, to which dered that the rase be recommitted to the
SENATE: Mr. Morton , s Bill net- I , this is an amendment, shall pay over I Committee on Elections, with instructions
afire to Collection of Passenger to the Treasurer lawful money equal in to examine the charges made againit Swit
amount. to the outstanding circulation zler by the gentleman from Missouri, Mr.
Tax by States -Proposed Con- within thirty days from the date of the Benjamin, to report thereon to the House.
bonds shall be sold as above provided, and mittee, after a careful examination of the
ttr iiitig ' Suffrage-sin Amend. , from that time the outstanding notes case, adhere to the general reasoning and
. • e _ ' shall be redeemed at the Treasury to the conclusion of the former report, and
atory, of th6,National Currency of the United States, and the said associa- they further report that while there are
. re, it and the shareholders thereof shall be Dry things contained in the newspaper of
,Ant--Sherman's Air Line Rail. discharged from all liability therefor; pro- welch the contestant was the acknowledged
Toad Bill'. Further Considered vided, that any association winding up its editor which the Committee cannot ap
' - - ~' affairs for the purposeof comolidation with prove and deem mischievous in their tend
and ,Amenned-Northern Pa- another bank shall not be compelled to envy, yet there is no such proof cf the die-
C 1 . , .
fie Railroad Bill 110E1SE: pay to the [Treasury of the United States loyalty of the 'contestant as to exclude him
, e - • i • •e_ ~.e ',- the amount of its outstanding circulation from a seat in this House, under the rule
APPOintrnerir: at. Inidsittpmen in lawful money, nor shall its bonds be sold ad
the es the Ken
testant tucky to election
t caseshe on-
as provided. • . . . isto con t
to lif tival ',Arademy,.; - .! Sffiecial Sae 5. That there shall be allowed to re- tirely disclaims authority of or responsi
on Ninth Census- ceivers of National Banking Associations Why for the article published in his news
appointed in accordance with the provis- paper in relation to the death of Colonel
Ninth Missouri District -Con. lons of the national ad, in full compensa- Ellsworth,' quoted hi the speech of Mr.
.. . , tion for their service, a salary of $1 500 per Benjamin and stated to the Committee that
tested Election'. Citse--The Sit. annum. and in addition thereto a Commis- - the same was inserted in the paper without
ting MeMber Retaimi thelleat. • sion of: three per centum upon the first hie knowledge, and that he never approved
. hundred. thousand dollars, a commission of of it, and no proof has been offered show
(Ey Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.) two per centum on allsurns above one bun- ine• his responsibility for the article, be-
SENATE. dred thousand dollars and not-exceeding yond the fact that it appeared, as an edito
ye huticlied thousand dollars,and a corn- rial in the newspaper of which he was.
Wesiersoeux, January 21, 1869. i . . •
mission of one and a half per , centum" on editor, while the general tenor of the edito-
Mr. CHANDLER ietroduced a bill to reg- all sums over five . hundred thousand dol- rials in the same paper containing that ar
ulatelthe exaction of tonnage tax on Span- lars that may . be
shall collected be , which salarytbe tide are e Core: examined
a di d
the fferent character."
ish vessels. Referred to Committee on and commission paid by Mr.
Comptroller of the Curreny out.. of any ing there was none to show there were
Commerce. . moneys realized from the assets of the threats or intimidations such as to prevent
Mr. POMEROY offered a resolution re- ;banks so in the hands of the receivers: pro- a legal registration in Calloway county.
questing the President to furnish the Sen- vided, that the payment of one-half of the Mr. PETERS, of Maine, argued that from
ate with a copy of the report of Maj. Gen. commission may be reserved, in the dis- the law and the facts Mr. Anderson is en-
Harney, commander of Indian Department cretion of the Comptroller, until the titled to retain the seat.
North of Nebraska, concerning the charac- affairs of the bank are bnally closed; and Mr. STOVER, of Missouri, protested,
ter and condect of, the Sioand other In- all receivers appointed as aforesaid shall be with all the power of which he was capable,
clans. Adopted./ r -
considered officers or agents of the Gov- against Switzler ' occupying the seat to
Mr. MORRILL, Maine, - ntroduced a bill ernment, and have the right to bring suits which Anderson was legally entitled. He
to regulate the payment of tonnage tax. in United States Courts, and the Judge of *then argued that Calloway county should
Referred to Committee on Finance. :the United States District Court for the be thrown out of the count, there having
On motion of Mr. MORTON, the Senate district in which such are brought shall fix been threats and intimidations of loyal
took up the bill, previously introduced by the fees or compensation to be allowed to voters, while in other instances loyal men
him, to punish the collection of illegal tax the attorneys for such receiver, having due were prevented from challenging illegal
on passengers. reference to the amount of labor performed voters. Over one thousand illegal votes
Mr,. MORTON moved to refer to the and to the interesteof the creditors of the were cast. It did not matter as to the pre-
Commiiee ton Judiciary, and made a brief bank. ' • . else number; but where it was known ille
argument to show how it should be done. - sac. 6. l That_no National Banking Associ- gal votes had been cast, the whole county
Mr. FRELECGHUYSEN. wished to be ations shall, after the passage of this act, ought to be" thrown ont.l The question
heard, oefore the reference of the bill, in make any loan on United States notes or should be determined by the test of the
defense of the interests of his State. on the Circulating notes of any National Missouri election law.
The morning hour having expired, the BankinglAssociatien as collaterala, and all Mr. M'CORMICK, Mo., and Mr. KERR
bill went over and the Senate resumed the loans or contracts made upon such collet- advocated the report of the majority.
consideration of the . bill orals shall be void.
to promote com- Mr. BENJAMIN spoke in opposition
merce among the States, etc. '
Mr. HOWARD introduced a bill addi- thereto.
Mr. VitILLIAMS gave notice" he would, tional to the act granting land to aid in the Several Southern members took part in
at the proper time, offer tete following as a construction of the Nortliern Pacific Rail- the debate, which finally terminated by the
substitute for the Constitutional Amend- road. R provides for a guarantee by the taking of a vote on the first resolution of
meat in regard to suffrage, reported by the. Government of the payment of the interest the Committee, namely, that the sitting
Judiciary Committee: on the Company's five years 6 per cent. member, Mr. Anderson, is not entitled to a
"Congress shall have the power to abolish bonds be the extent of 140,000 in bonds per seat.
or abrogate any restrictions on the right to mile, the United. States to be secured by Decided in the negative--fifty-five against
vote or hold office prescribed by the consti the retention of the sum duo for Govern- eighty-nine.
,or law of any State."
introduced a bill tw = - me o at transportation and b the recei
earn in pt
gs. The of So M next resolution, r. Anderson is affirmed in his seat.
Mr. HOWARD then per cent. of the road's y
gross that Mr. Switzler
supplementary to the bill to grant public Mr. VICKERS, from the Committee on is entitled to a seat, was then laid on the
lands in aid of the construction of a railroad District' f Columbia, reported a substitute table.
and telegraph line to Puget Sound. Be' for the bill to amend the usury laws of the Adjourned.
ferred to the Committee on Pacific Railroad, District. It makes six per cent. the legal -
Mr. CONKLING introduced a bill to pro- rate of interest, but allows special contracts
hibit secret sales of gold, ete., which was for the payment of a rate not exceeding
_referred to the Committee on Einance. eight per cent. e
The President presented a communica- The amendments reported by the Corn
tion from the Secretary_ of the Interior, mittee to Mr. Stiermares Air-line Railroad
transmitting the estimate of the Commis- bill were read.
sinner of Indian Affairs of the amount re- Mr. VICKERS made a - long speech
quired to relieve the wants of the Indians agaiust the bill.
in the Lake Traverse region. Mr. SPENCER moved to amend by add
- Mr. SHERMAN, from the Finance Corn- log at the end of first section, a proviso that
mittee, reported the following bill to amend the Baltimore and Potomac railroad may be
the national currency act: adopted as part of the road between Wash-
SEC I0:7 L .Be it enacted, ex., That sec- ington and Baltimore contemplated by the
tion thirty-four of said act be so amended act, upon such terms and conditions as may
that said section read as follows: That any be agfeed upon by New York and Wash
association, whenever required, shall make ington railroad company and Baltimore
to the Comptioller of Currency a report, and Potomac railroad company. Which was
according to the form which may be pros- agreed' o. _ .
cribed by him, verified by oath or anima- • Mr. SHERMAN moved-to strike out the
tibn of the President or Cashier, which re• last second section of the bill, providing for
port shall be called for by -the Comptroller the Cleveland and-Cincinnati roads, so as
as often as once in each quarter of each to make the bill provide only for a road be
year, and shall exhibit in detail and under tween New York and Washington.
appropriate heads the resources and liabili. . The amendment was agreed tu.
ties of the association at the close of busi- Mr. WILLIAMS moved to amend the
ness on any past day, to be by him sped- twelfth section by striking out the clause
fled, and shall transmit such report. tothe prohibiting a higher rate of taxation of
Comptroller within five days after the re- property- of this road than on other roads
ceipt - of a request or requisition therefor within the State, and to insert a provision
from him. Any bank or association failing that other taxes may be levied upon said
to make and transmit such report shall be road and in the same manner and to the
subject to a penalty of one hundred dollars same extent as taxes are levied on property
for each day after five days that .such re- of other roads. Adopted.
port is delayed beyond that time and the Mr. !DOOLITTLE moved to amend the
Comptroller shall publish an abstract of eighth section to make the consent of the
said reports in a newspaper, to be deeigna- legisietniees of States through which, the
led by him, in the djty of Washington, and roads passenecessarylo authorize the eoin
the separate report of each associationehall pany to purchase the necessary real estate;
be publish:4l in a newspaper where such tic.:-but withdrew the amendment tempo
lassociation is established, or if there be no r sully. •
newspateir in such place, then in the news-- eireWILLEY moved to amend the bill
paper published in the nearest place there- byproviding for a road from Washington
to, at the expense of the association mak- to the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, at or
ing such report. near Staunton, Va., which he said need.
Sec. 2. That every National Banking As- only be one hundred miles long, and would
sociation selected as a depository of public open a direct railway connection between
money, under the provisions or section 45 Washington and the 'Valley of the Missis
of the. National Currency Act, shall deposit sippi. ,
United States bonds with the Treasurer of Mr. SHERMAN favored the construction
the United states, as security for such de- of the railroad, but preferred it should be
posits, and whenever the public moneys provided for in a separate bill, because he,
deposited in such association shall exceed wished the bill under consideration to pros
ninety per cent. of the par value of bonds yide for a road betweou Washington and
so held by - the Treasurer as security, it New `York. 1 - .
shall be the duty of the -Treasurer forth- Mr. POMEROY said that he had been
with', by draft or otherwise, to reduce the friendly to the bill in its original form, but
amount of such deposit to a sum not ex- if it was to provide for a road to NeveYork,
ceeding ninety per cent. of the bonds de- when there was a'very good road • already,
posited as herein specified. If any officer or \ he should take very little interest in it.
agent of any association designated as de- The great need was for new railroads be
kository of public moneys shall pay or tween Washington and the west, and in that
offer to pay any money or other valuable view the amendment of the Senator from
consideration, directly or indirectly, for the West Virginia, (Mr. Willey) was more im
purpose of obtaining or retaining deposits portant than the bill itself.
of public moneys or if any officer or agent Mr. WILLEY withdrew his amendment
of the Government shall receive any money at the suggestion of Mr. Sherman, and Mr.
or valuable consideration, directly or indi- Doolittle again offered his amendment. I
redly, for making such deposit of public Adjourned. _ 1
moneys, Well officer or agent shall be , I -ee—
-1 deemed guilty of misdemeanor, and on HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
convictionthereof shall he punished by A bill was reported from the Reconstruc
fine not less than $l,OOO or itnprisonment l
tion Committee directing the Secretary of
for not less than one year and not more tban
the Nevi to appoint midshipmen to the
five years, or both, in the discretion of the
urt. Naval Academy by the foulth of Match
SEC. S. That the limitation prescribed in next, from any State in which the election
section 29th of said act, which restricts the of Congressmen does not take place before
liability of individuals, companies, corpor- the first of July, on the nomination of mem
atione, or firms, for money - borrowed by berg of the House from States represented
national banking associations, to one-tenth in the present Congress; provided, no such
of the capital of such associations, is hereby app, y.
be made from any State In&
made, applicable to all deposits made by entitled to representation in the present
such associations with private bankers or year.
brokers, or banking associations not organ- % - After some debate it passed.
ized under the national currency act. ', The SPEAKER announced the following
Sec. 4. That section 42d of said act be so Select Committee on Mr. Garfield's resolu--
amended as to provide that within ninety don relative -to the taking of the next
days from the date of notice served on the census: Messrs. Garfield, of Ohio; Bsnles,
Comptroller of Currency by any national of Massachusetts; Allison, of Iowa; Dalin,
Heaton, of North Carolina:
banking association , that its shareholders of New• York;
have - voted to go into liquidation, as pro- Ante% of California; and Galloway, of
vided by said section, and said association Kentucky.
shall pay over to the Treasurer of the Mr. SRELLABARGER introduced a bill
United . States, the amount of its' out- to regulate the manner of applying to-Con
standing :notes in lawful `money of the gross for the removal of political disabill-
United States, and tide up the bonds ties under the third -section of the four
which said association has on de- teenth article of the' Constitution of the
posit with the Treasurer for security United States. Referred to the Committee
its circulating notes, which bonds shall -onlßeconstrriction.
be assigned to the bank in the manner Mr. COOK, from the Committee on Elec
specified in the 19th section of the act, in dons, called up the resolutions heretofore
default of which the Comptroller of Cur- *reported, that George W. Anderson is not
rency shall sell said bonds to the highest entitled to-a seat lrethis House as a- 'repro
bidder at public auction in the City Of New sentative in the Fortieth Congress from the
York, and from the procoeds thereof shall Ninth Congressional District of Missouri,
ay over to the Treasnrer of the United but that William F. Switzler%entitled to
States, in lawful money, an amount equal a seat.
to the outstanding circulation of such. air Mr. Cook explained the facts in the elii4
PITTSBURGH, FRI DA.Y, JAYU AR Y 22. 1860
• —Strong efforts are being made in the
Kentucky Legislature to remove the capi
tal to Louisville: • '
-Several Democratic .Members of - the.
Wisconsin Legislature favor making Matt
Carpenter's election unanimous.
—Three small children of Frederick
Thorn Thorn were burned to death in dwelling
in Brooklyn Thursday morning.
—A planters and manufacturers conven
tion was in session at Jackson, Miss., on
Wednesday, with a full attendance.
—Charles H. Foot has been held in fif
teen thousand dollars bonds • at New York,
on a charge of shooting Daniel M'Donough.
—Eleven tobacconists of St. Louis last
year paid taxes to the amount of 5597,607;
thirteen iron merchants made sales amount
ing to $2,763,000. " -
—Rev. W. M. punshon delivered a sec.
and grandly eloquent lecture twin audience
of over two thousand in Farwell Hall, Chi
cago, last eVening.
—Gen. Breckinridge, in a letter to a friend
at Georgetown, KY., says/his engagements
are such that he cannot name the time when
he will return to Kentucky.
—The silk braid mills at Norwich, Cone
necticut, were destoyed by fire on Wednes
day night. Over'one hundred girls, besides
"many men, are thrown out of employment.
—At the fifty-first annual communication
of the Grand Lodge of Masons of Misisslss
ippi, Wednesday night, Thomas Oath
wright was elected Grand Master and J. L.
Power Grand Secretary.
—Grave apprehensioits are entertained as
to the effect of calling out the militia in
Tennessee. It is feared that the farming
interests for the year will be. ruined. A
proclamation declaring martial law will be
issued in a few days.
—Mr. Wright, the druggist who was as
\ saulted in his store in Prarie du Chien,
\Wisconsin, on Tuesday, died yesterday of
his injuries. An excited mob surrounded
the jail and demandocithe keys from the
'• sheriff in order to lynch the prisoner.
—According to the report of the Commit
tee of the New York State House of Indus
try, there is an apparent deficiency in the
Acting Superintendent of the Poor of the
extent of over 520,000. The officer asks a
suspension of public judgment until he
can prepare an answer to this report.
—Gen. Grant arrived in Baltimore yester
day to attend a meeting of the Peabody
Educational Fund. Quite a large crowd
assembled at the depot to meet him, but
there was no farmal display or military pa
rade, as was expected.. He immediately
proceeded to the residence of a private cit
—A bill was introduced in the New York
Senate yesterday providing for amending
laws by directing that no ship, vessel of
war or merchandise that may •be lost on
any,island, lake or river shall be deemed
to belong to the people of the State, but
may be redeemed by the owner or con
signee on paym m ent of a reasonable salvage
and necessary expense. ,
—Cubans in Washington City represent
to the StatelDepartment there are '12,000 to
15,000 of the insurgent force, well armed
and organized, and that any number can be
raised so soon as arms sufficient are landed
upon the island. They require no more
men from the United States. All they
want is arms and ammunition, and reeog
nition by the United States as belligerents.
-The second regular annual meeting of
the trustees of the Peabody Southern Edu- :
cational Fund convened at . Baltimore, with
nearly a full attendance. The report of
the General Agent and Treasurer were
read and adopted. The former represents
th 6 cause of education at the South rap
idly advancing. In Xikansas, the last
State visited, schools were being establish
ed in the principal towns, the local author
ities or citizens supplying one-third to one
half the necessary funds and the Trustees
of the PeabOdy Fund the balance, In-Lou
isiana the schools had been largely inereas
ed by aid from the` Trustees.
After , next . year Mr. Sears says many
schools will be successfully conducted with
FOUR A. M.
Gen. Grant Objects to the inaug
uration Ball—Tobacco Manu
facturers' Convention—Bill to
Prevent Speculation in Green
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazet \ l.l
WASTE:INC/TON, January, 21, 1869.
A number of the leading tobacco manu
facturers and dealers from all parts of the
country are now here, and will organize a
convention to-morrow. The object is to
secure a modification of the Internal Rey
TILE INABGERATION BALL
The General ComMitts° for the manage
ment of the unofficial inaugural ceremo
nies have received the following letter:
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY OF THE
UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON, D.C., SS
January 20th, 1869.
Thos. L. Tutlock, Esq., &e.g. S.T.—DEAP.
Sin: Understandirig that the Committee of
which you are Secretary meet this evening
for the purpose of arranging for the inaug
ural ball, I venture to drop you a line to
say that if any choice is left to me, I would
be pleased to see it dispensed with. Ido not
wish to disarrange the plans, made by my
friends in the matter of this:ceremonies at
tending the inauguration, but in this mat
ter it will be agreeable to me if
mittee should agree that the balll is un
With great respect,
Your obedient servant,
U. S. GRANT, General ,
SEORETARY WELLES' RECEPTION.
The reception of Secretary and Mrs.
Weller this evening was attended by a
large number of ladies and gentlemen, in
cluding many of high position.
LOCKING UP GREENBACKS.
The House Banking Committee have
agreed to report Mr. Barnes' bill forbidding
the connivance of banks with speculators
in locking up greenbacks.
The Supreme Court adjourned to-day
- until Monday.
The receipts from customs from January
11th to 16tb, inclusive, were tz3,177,706.
NEW YORK CITY
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
NEW YOBS, January 21, 1869.
The Chamber of Commerce held another
meeting to-day to consider the best means
of securing the resumption of specie pay
ments, Vitt came to no conclusion, the sub 4
ject going over till next, week.
Nothing new transpired to-day in the
Rogers murder case, except that a writ of
habects:corpus was issued by Judge Ingra
ham for the production of James Logan be
fore the Supreme Court, and a writ of
certiorari for Coroner Flynn to return his
/reasons for holding Michael Logan. It is
still believed McGabrey is concealed in this
In the United States Circuit Court to
day McLoughlin, charged with having con
spired with Blaisdell, Belknap and others
against Collector Bailey, and having, in
furtherance of the plot, committed per
jury, was found guilty and remanded for
Wm. Marsh, an officer of the customs,
has been held to tall in $20;000 for examina
tion on charges of Complicity with the Gui
termans In smuggling goods through the
Sperm and whale oils have advanced in
price and the New Bedford market is ex
cited; sperm $l,BO per gallon and above.
Holders of whale are firm at $1,25; sales
have been made at $1,15.
Capt. Goodenough, doorkeeper of the
United States House of Representatives,
was married here to-day to Mrs. Lawrence
A fire, caused by a defective fine, this
evening in Mooney's Hotel, on the. West
Chester side- of High Bridge, damaged it
,o the amount of eighteen thousand dol-
Ars; insured for eleven thousand.
Movements of toe Revolutionists—Heroin
Lion in Hayti Gaining Ground.
(By TelegraPii to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
HAVANA, January 21.--A letter from
one of the members of the Peace Com
mission says the insurrectionary General
Aspedo and part of hid army were in the
Guiro mountains. The revolutionist Gen•
eral Quesada was at last accounts at La
guayra, organizing his forces..
Au unconfirmed report from revolution
ary sources announces an outbreak in the
Advices from Hltyti state a battle took
place in which the Canoe were victorious.
The revolutionists appear to be gaining
ground everywhere in Hayti.
The Alabama Claims Treaty—Abother
Be Telegraph to the Pittsburgh 6esette.l
'NEW YORK, Jan. 21.—The World publish
es the full text of the Alabama claims trea
ty, which differs smite from the summary
given a few days since.
Article Ist provides for the settling of all
claims since February Bth, 1853, by two
Commissioners on each side and an arbitra
trator to be chosen iv. the Commissioners.
Article 2d—Disagromtents to be referred
to an arbitrator, and a sovereign of a friend-
ly state may be made arbitrator, who shall
be reported to and agreed upon by - the re
spective Governments.. Each Government
may have an' agent to support its claims and
answer claims made upon' it. The deals
ions of the Commiasioners or arbitrator are
to be final.
Article third requires , claims to be
presented within six months from the day
of meeting, unless good reasons are given.
for \ delay, when three months will be given.
All claims are to be decided within two
years. The meeting is to take place in
Washington. _ -
Article fourth makes payment of claims
in coin, within eighteen months after de
Article fifth makes the result of the pro
ceedings a final settlement of all claims and
a bar against all others.
Alile sixth provides for keeping a rec.
ord the proceedings and the employment
of cl ke, expenses to be equally shared
by the Governments.
, Article seventh provides for the ratifies-.
tion of the Convention by the United States
Senate and Her Brittonic Majesty as soon
as possible, and within twelve months from
Satinet) , 14,1889.
NEWS BY CABLE
The Chinese Embassy and Their
Mission to France—The Eastern
Conference Not Yet Dissolved—
Missing Passengers of the Steam
CBS Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
. GREAT BRITAIN.
'Lasno.7c, January 21 . .—A vessel which
left Madeira on the 14th inst. reports that
nothing had then been heard of the thirty
nine missing passengers of the stearhship
Hibernia, which were reported to have been
picked up and were to be landed there. It
is doubtful if they were saved,
Advices from New Zealand report a
frightful massacre of whites by the natives
at Poverty bay.
The bullion in the Bank of England, in
creased 9,900 pounds during the week.
LoNpoN, January 21.—Considerable al
terations are to be made in the lines and
rigging of the yacht Columbia to fit her for
the ocean race with the American yacht.
Her hollow bows are to be filled out, her
masts to be lengthened, and keel weighted,
which it, 'is deemed will make her better
able to resist a heavy sea and compete with
PARIS, January 21.—Mr. Burlingame and
the two -Chief 'Mandarins of the' Chinese
Embassy made their first visit to the. Min
ister of Foreign Affairs .yesterday.' They
were accompanied by the Secretaries of
Legation, Messrs. Brown and Deschamps.
Mr. Burlingame- and compa'ny were very
civilly received by Marquis De La Vallette.
The interview was highly satisfactory and
promises a successful result for the mission.
The Marquis informed the Embassadors
that the Emperor would be pleased to ac
cord them' audience on Sunday next at the
It is officially stated that , the Conference
awaits the reply of the Greek Government
to the resolution which has been adopted.
When that is received the Conference will
GREECE AND TURKEY
CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 21.—There.is a
rumor here that the Greek ship Syriatte
fired into a French sloop, , and that several
persons on board the latter were killed.-.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL!
LONDON, January 21—Evening.—Five
twenties 75%; Erie 2651; Illinois 923;
Frankfort bonds 793.
LivErtroot., January 2L--Cotton active,
with middling uplands at 11%d, and Or
leans llgd; sales eighteen thousand bales.
California white Wheat lls 7d©llB 8d; red
western 9s 7A@9s 9d. Flour 265. Corn 355
@Ms for old, and 342@34s 6d for new. Oats
35 6d. Barley ss. Peas 4456 d. Provisions
firmer. Pork 92s 6d. Beef 105.5" . Lard 729.
Cheese 725 6d. BaCon 575. Spirits ,Petr
leum 9d; refined is 9d. Tallow 46s 6d.
Turpentine 295. =
LONDON, January 21. ugar 36s 6d. Cal
cutta Linseed 58s. •
AzirwEßP, January 21.—Petroleum 583.4tt
LoNoox, January 21.--Spirits Tarpentine
Linseed Oil £27 158. Tallow 48s. 3d.
Linseed cakes £ll ss..lncrease of bullion
in the Bank of England £99,000. •
HAVRE, January 24 —Cotton on the spot
PARIS, January 21--Bonrse quiet. Rentes
70 francs, 12 centimes.
FRANKFORI', January 21. Ereniiig,--
Bonds are easier but not quotably lower.
HAVRE, January 21.—Erening.—Cotton
closed firm; tres ordisaire, on the spot, 134
—ln the United States Circuit Court at
Chicago, Yesterday, in the case ofaJohu P.
Fuslang, distiller, wherein the Court had
intimated that verdicts of not guilty would
have to be rendered in the absence of wit
nesses, the Court (Judge Drumtnond) es
tablished a rule by which to guide the Dis
trict Attorney hereafter : First, That the
District Attorney has power under the law
to make witnesses furbish security for
their attendance, - and to confine them 'in
jail until the trial; Second, That when a
witness is without means to travel to the
point required, the Government is bound
to furnish means, but .if witness, has
means, he must trust the Government, and
the fact that fees are not tendered will not
insure hirn" from attachment. In another
indictment against the same party, brought
to test the theory set up by officers of the
revenue department that from each
bushel of grain mashed twelve quarts at
least of high wine should be produced, a
verdict was rendered for defendant. This
substantially means, under the instruction
of the Court, that theroduction of high
wines from grain is dependant upon cir
cOmstances 'beyond hUman control. The
evidence showed the product varies from
seven to eighteen 'quarts. Defendant had
returned eleven quarts and a fraction; all
he had made. The result quashes fo u r in
dictments in Chicago.
, • Marksts by Telegraph.
Is7Hw OnnEAns January 21.—Cotton ac
tive and ;4c higher; middlings 28. 1 4A,28)4c;
sales of 6,00 bales; receipts 3,254 bales; ex
port 1,701 bales. Gold 136%. Sterling Fx
change 148. Commercial 147a147%1. New
York Sight W, discount. SugAr and Mo
lasses firm and unchanged. Flour quiet;
superfine $6,75; double extra $7,35; treble
extra $7,50a8,00. Corn scarce and higher;
white 70c. Oats dull at 68c. Bran quiet a; \ .
$l,lO. Hay dull; prime quality/ $24a2
Pork' active at $3l. Bacon firmer; shoul
ders 153,4 c; clear ribs .1834 c; clear sides 19c.
Latd held higher; tierce 20a2050; keg 22 1 4 c.
Whisky dull; western rectified 95e 41,02%.
Coffee firm; none in firstliands; fair 14Xa
1534 c; prime 16%a17gc.
CHICAGO, January 21.—Evening=-In . , the
afternoon wheat was active under favorable
advices from , the East; prices were lall/ 4 o
higher for No: 2, which soldat $1,14%a
$1,15%; closing at $1,1501,15%. Small
sales cf old No. 1 corn at 67c buyer for
June. Oats `neglected. In th everiliig
wheat was again active, with sal a of No. 2
at $1,16%, buyer for this mon closing
at $1.16 cash. Other grains neglected.
Provisions buoyant, firmer a d - higher;
sales amass pork at SSO on spo , and 1,000
barrels, buyer for February at 30,50 and
500 barrels, buyers to 10th of F bruary. at
$30,25. Short rib middles sold t'151.0 on
spot, green hams at 15%0, ew et pickled
hams at 16%e.-
BUFFALO, January 21.—Flon dull an
lower; sales of 200 bbls No. 1. c tv ground
spring at $7,25. Wheat inactive 'No. 1 and
No. '2 springsl,3s4l,4 o ; sinbe and Can
ada, 11,65a51,7 0 ; white , winter, 2,0002,10,
Corn 2c ipwer;. sales of six car loads on
track, at 750. Oats nominal; sales at 64a65c.
Rye, last sales at $1,30. Barley firm; tales
of two cars at /2,00, delivered on cars for
Cincinnati. Seeds firm and quiet. Heavy
mess lard 2034 c. Hogs nominal; sales:at
$14,00. Wines nominal; sales at $l,OO.
NASHVILLE, January 21.—Cotton; market
steady and demand modeHite; low mid.
Ming, Vo; good ordinary, 2730. .