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Tie.icilleiiiiil to Paraguay -
Dispatches from Admiral Da- -
Wig Nominations by the
Presidelit.rV,.., ~`,,; ..-. -.. ~..
. EBy Telegraph to the Pittebergh Guette.3
JanuaryWasttixerrN, 23, 1869.
The Navy Department is la:receipt,ol
dispatches in detail reletiye to the si*
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render of Messrs; Bl Di
ise end asterman
by the pitragr siyariauthorititia , Onthtild
of December, Bear Admiral Davis twills
flagship anchored under the Paraguayan
battery at - Augestura and immediately
communicatect with Lopez, whose head,
quarterewera'sliz or z sevetenall* in the
interior`, ' LientatityltVoniniander Kirk
land, the bearer: of ttie -press' e, ri
turned with an answer that Lopez desired
to confer with the Admiral in person ar d
forithet puipose-would come down to
:the river bank. Lopez appeared at the
loWer.batiery and an interview of three
*Sum duration.wis had with the Admi
ral. All the points bearing on the mat
ter were discussed. The manner of Lopez
. was concilliitory r gourteons and frank.
While he Lontimeddokleclitre from tithe
to time his intention to accede to the re
cta t for the delivery on board the 'United
Stet s vessels of Messrs. Blies and Mas
t ; tomisperrVstirradencliensaal on
tils3e4l44,2o4aYsearidon the night of
i; lath ffecembei, at eleyen I,'clock,
Messrs. Bliss and Masterman were
brOtight to the flag ship in a native canoe.
'These persons.bay*g - been delivered to .
the United States, 'Genetal McMahon
made preparations to land on the subse
' Avow, day and -present his credentials,
but the battle of that day prevented it.
He however lauded on the 12th and was
received. at the landing by several Inn
cars of President Lopez's staff, and
mounting hishorse proceeded to Lopea:s
headquarters: - ..,:., , .:'
Admiral Davis'reparte : that the num
ber of , iron clads in thaprazillianfleetat '
present in the waters a 'Paraguay is six:
teen, including single and double tar
isted '•monitors and oldtbasemated yes
aW..-, atorinting:ftoin orielto eight gags,-
Arid adds, "on_tliiinectsiott I was treated
•with perfect civility by the Brazillian offi
cers with wutifn V.ltidAliteroottrse, but
mu-h anuoya4 tiy finding myself
1 ' 4
constantly in the lita of-fire of the hel
-1 , ligerents,-and would have felt More coni,
Portable had I been two
Ofourdouhis turid.
etemonitors.' , .
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The Deparniento has dispatches Roan
Rear'Adutirat Darla, dated Cerrientesi
1 " '. Noveaber 3oth, announcing Ids arrival
~, therts with' thesquadron under his com-'
i -viand'' Ho would 11: veort the lat. of
4,,,ra ri ber-ozr the. Wa sh
of q`ariguay..
.-, . e quinebang and sti
airn would re
~ main at Corrientes - until further orders.
r,' Übe' Kansas would shortly follow - the
. Wasp to Paraguay. ' ~'"-..- ~"
t ' • A later dispatch frotn Hear Admiral
Davis, dated' B,osari Del, Santa Fe, De
, . camber 16th,.:reports ;the arrival of the
-1 wan!), and' that the Pawnee and Quinnon
~. bang'are ordered to Buenos Ayres. An;
1 other dispatcadati d ilicwiievideo, Decem
ber 19th, reports the arrive' of the Wasp
... ..there on the' day previous, when -"•the
'''',. AOral's ILI was ahltett to the Geer-
Tiara ! .-, • • - z 1 ,-, ',. • ' ', ... ''-'
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4 The President to-day sent to the Sen
i ate the name.. of Matthew F. Pleasance,
....! Chief Clerk of the Attorney General's
;,.. , Office. t4 4 ,be Eiol'ernorp orW3ofiting Ter
-1 ritory; H. ,M. Stale, clerk, in the office of
: Solicitor of the Treasury, to be Secretary
.; ‘ ,..0f Wy o ming Territory: W. E. Matthews,
-`'. of Tennessee, Surveyor General; Lemuel
,i. ettries, of Maryland, Heceiver,of f ',atoll°
-4 4Mcwies; si'ILINIC- Patton baTenneasee;
t 'Register of Land . Office; Henry C. Hay
'-tier, Chief Justice; Jeans H. Howe and.
i Wm. F. Redgeon, Associate Justices„„
c. Arad Smith P. Young, Marshal—all for
same Teirtiofy.' , .4 - ' 4' - ,
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; • The fractional currency issued for the
: week, amounted to $ 942,01X, . shipments,
'..#170,M3. 1, Nitionalißatik . ; currency is
..tertted 5134,470 f amount in circulation,
A99,746 : 766. Fractional currency des
: troyedjcB.l,4' '
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edings of the Legislatnie
f Pir"e
With Out artino
t.` L— TheSenatle`, - Democrats
sent—ltepublicans Also
11 g—The Democratic Tax Be
-IPlver a t i Philadelphia Sivotin
the•Plitel wall Gazette-
PY'relerraPh to • Jamiiiry 23.
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The Senate met again this morning. ,
fssrii. - Fisher Eilid 7 Rerr, Republicans,
Vito were-absent'. yesterday, Were die.
t hin
tched for last night and arrlyedheirb
• is morning, dating a quorum.' .Ifir.
. , stedi - wlio I was • • also dispatched for,
••1130 nld nottotne. WhWthe Senate met,
PoWever,,it was ;ibund , that; a quorum
Ina still Wistiting;• All they Democratic
• itilenatorsb Were ;absent; thing fifteen -= in
tittmber. Thei••Republicans -would have
bad seventeen. being jwit'a quorum, but
' Messrs. . • 7 iSttittilltithl , f , Lotorry, White
And Olinstad were absent on roll call,
tleavingonlythitteentmembera present.
- ---Xeliarg.LowrY and White -were under
illWtochtPliebnistibgMr.,fizitotzattan., .-
,____' • Mr. GRAITAg nfoired i th adjoinlytill
Monday morning: Agreed'to.
Senatbr NAGLE has received ls dipatch
sltesMello9. Democratic „Reeelyer.: - of
t at - Philadelphia; beef been sworrl'in
:,.and will assume oWee Monday morning
at nine o'clock; the Philadelphia Conn
•cb haying apprciveil'his securitiei. The
• ,-, ni °Glatl-ISell4tal'acittial. a fireat .0 1 -
, .
the Quebec Legislative Assembly
- , 4 *-Satufda, number of-'petitions were
lipseilted - from . French Canadians in
`'various parts of the United States, setting
- f4h the interest with which they
watched`'the ' measures of the different
"governments of the DOMIIIIOI3 in - favor of
colonizatien and, emigration, expressing
heir.itachment and desire to return to
'Canada, and asking' the'Quebec Perlis;
ments , to lielf.ird , Fthem opportunity to do
so by according them the same advents
age as are, allowed 'to European - , eYni
grants- - .
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SENAE: Railroad Bills Fur-
the Considered—Suffrage Res
ole ion Made Special Order
for Thursday Resolution
RelatiVe to Provisional State
Governinents Finally Adopt
4d. ', inioirsk: , Constitutional_
Amendment. and Rill Rela
tive to'-Suffrage Taken ttp_.
Speech by ?Ir. Boutsvell.
By Telegraph to the 'Pittsburgh Gazette,]
WASHINOTON, Jannaxy, 23, 1869.
A joint ieiolution passed 'donating
condemned' cannon fora monument to
the late President Lincoln. o "
Mr. Sit WAItT . thoveli to take' illi.ll4a
joint resolution for the ameodment of .
thci constictitioivreiattie to autrea - ge. - ,
Mr. POMEROY- said When it came up
he would offer an amendment 'arid:l:lake
a few remarks. .3 i,:'
Mr.VESSENDEN thought it better to
adhere to the regular order of business
in the morning hour. - ' • 1
;The iesolntion was taken up by a vote
of 23 to J.
Mr. STEWART moved to make it the
special order for Thursday text. ,
Mr. DIXON gave notice hey:mild offer
an amendment, requiring the ratification
of the p,opased amendment by Conven
tions an three-quarters of the States in
stead of by the Legislatures.
Mr. Ste inn's motion was adopted by
37 to 11.
Mr. CAMERON moved an Executive
Session, which was rejected-26 against
t DI.
On motion of Mr. WILSON, the Senate
then agieed to the amendment make by
the House to the joint resolution respect
ing the provisional governments of Vit.-
giula and Texas, and also to another
amendment extending the provisiens of
the resolution to the State of Mississippi.
The resolution was passed, as follows;
Resolved, That the persons now hold
ing civil offices in the provisional sov
ernmenti of Virginia and Texas, who
cannot take the oath- provided by the
act to prescribe the oath of office, itc.,
approved July :22d,1886, stialbe, on the
pasage • of this resolution, removed
chef - extern, and their places shall be tilled
by the District Commanders by the ap
pointment of persons who can take such
oath;,, provided the provisions of thisies
olution shall not!applyi to: pimp' iiii Who,
by reason - of the ronsoval, of theft -disa
bilities, shall have been qualified for any
office, in pursuance of the act prescribing
an oath of office to be taken ny persons
fromswhom`legal disabilities shall have
;been removed; , provided further, that
this resolution shall not - go - into effeet
till thirty days alter itspassage, and that
the pro-eitilorei of this resolution are here:
by extended ,to the State of Mississippi.
Mr. TRUMBUI4L, from the . Judiciary
Committee, -repotted an • amendment to
the act to protect all persons in the United
States in their civil rights and to furnish
the means r iif their - vindication.' - I •
' The Air Line Ralltead bilLastinfinished
business of yesterday, came. ,up for con
sideration. • • ' • - • . •
Mr. POMEROY 'moved to postpone it
1 for the pnrpose of taking np, the bill in re
-1 lation to the Central Branch of the Union
1 Pacific Railroad.
Mr. HENDRICKS said ,he intended to
Submit some :remarks in opposition to
the Air Line bill when it should be under
considerathm4; He had at Brat beensip
posed td the bill relating - to- the Central
Branch' of the Union Pacific Railroad,
which it was nosy piopesed to take up,
bat farther 'lnvestigation had• satisfied
him that in view of past legislation it
ought to pass. ~i,
The Senate then postponed the Air Line
bill and took up the Central Branch bill
by a vote of 33 yeas to 15 nays.
- Mi: MORRELL,Vt., offered an amend
ment tp,the bill, whichyai lost. , ,
IfE•IBIIMMAN opposed the . bill:' ''
Mr. CORBETT moved to add a proviao
that no more government bonds shall he
issued to sald•dompany, but that the gev
ernment may guarantee the interest on
said bowis for 'twenty years." -
Mr. MORRILL, of 'Vermont, moved
to strike out the proviso at the end of
the bill and insert in lien of its proviso
that no subsidy in ',United States bonds
shall be allowed or authorized by any
thing therein contained, and remarked
tbartthe :business of Subsidislag_ rail
roads had be - en oierdone In this country,
in Canadafand hi F 4 ,ogland.3 , .... -.-
The bill was debated until 3:30.
Mr. MPRRILL, _of Vermont, submit
ed a reseitithettluit the time
Treasury-be.instructed hi inform tie
Senate whether any railroad first mort
gage bonds, having a prior llen to that of
the UnitedlStatee,ihave:been. ledge§ stith
the condltiorabat the interest shall' be
payable in coin, in violation of the law
reqni gall each bonoa. to; be aof oven
tame ci f date; tithe of xnattirity; l ,tate
and °W . itter'ef interest' with the bonds
authorized, ^,
He salted ilk jai Mediate ' consideration,
butlie. CONNESS'objeeted: • • -
Mr. RICE, from the Committee on
Judiciary, 'reported adverseiy the bill
declaring null and void all acts of confis
cation and forfeiture paosed by, the late
rebel , government, on the ( gr,ound that
-this object is already accomplished by
,eftfiatifig-rear.'•',,- ',,'•. ' r 0-- • .; • i.: ~.3
Mrd'TRUMBULTJ,Irotti thesanze Com
mittee,:tefferted adverse's, ott4he House
bill fixing the time .for holding terms of
the United States District Court • in Vir
. Mr. TRUMBULIt from the same COM=
mittee, reported a bill to aniend the act ,
of April,. ,1860,,t0, protect all pepso,ns in
the mittedslaatitll their' civil lights, ite..
The bill, .provides that section three Of
said act shall be so mistmedatilo eenfer
jurisdiction on the United States Courts,
of all erlinihal UtteneasrdoniMitted upon
the. person or property of persons who
saie'efetiled in the State courts where they
reside typrrighis l seca4T,e.4ibY;sseo o4.o P s
of said act, but not of ` cases whikeln
both parties are denied such rights, or In
,elVlleSSes. •- •,-, ~_ - -' • • 1 -t- , .1, i - -: I
The, deceased ' ,Representative, Mr.
,Hinds, was eulogized, and at four o'cloek
the. Senate 'adjourned., ' ' • .1 ! , -
Resolutions were adopted asking infor
mation of the Department/4 as, to how
Many buildings in. Washington are pac
ed by them: •
Mr. KE43EYoffered a resolution call
ing on•the Secretary of State _for - infor
mation as to the property of
ts. .c V. •4.. q..... --
Harrison, an. American citizen Indio died
in Bahia, Brazil,' in 1852. and whOse pro
perty was seized, by the :officers pf 111 p
Brazilian GOverninerit 'at that ' time.
On motion of Mr. SPALDING, the Sen
ate amendmenta to the resolution pro,
siding for" the dispOsltion of certain -pa
pers relating,to, clainikeeetving
in the. Departurett" of =the'
taken from the Speaker's table and non
• „
con Purred in. • •
Mr. SHANKS introduced a bill to se
cure to certain' membeit of tha Miami
tribe of Indianp, residing in Allen and
Huntingdon counties, Ind., the lands , to
which they are entitled. Referred to the
Committee.= Indian Affairs.-
After diamssion as tothe order*-busi
nets, Mr. 13011TWELL called - Op the
Constitutional anlendment and bill in re
gard to suffrage, and opened •the , debate
upon it. This was list of the great mea
sures of reconstruction. If the right' of
suffrage was itectiredto-all cititens Ofthe
"United States, without respect to race or
color, the Republie would be established
on.a heeure Wadi. It was iinPoslible for
this Congress or the Republican party to
escape that issue.. He knew it was unu
sual to propose measures from a mere
party point• of view, but the situation
was peculiar. The Democratic party,
from the °Peeing of the war- until now,
bad been identified with measures calcu
lated to prevent the restoration of the
Union by and through the• Influence of
war. To the Republican party the nation"
was indebted for its ma:dance, and there
fore it was responsible for the perpetuity
and peace of the nation which it:hid
saved; The Committee on :Reconstruc
tion invited examination and criticism of
the phraseology and object of the pro-,
posed inrieridment and law.
The first section of the bill was in these
words: "That no State shall abridge or
deny the right of any eitizeti otthe Unt
ted States to' vote for the election of
President and Vice President of the Uni
ted States, or for Representatives in Con
gress, or for members of the j..egislature
of the Salta. in which he may reside,.by
reason of race, color or previous condi
tion of slavery, and any provisions in
the law or Constitution of any State in
consistent with this section are hereby
declared null and void." The second
and third sections he said were merely
remedial and primitive, and need not be
particularly considered. The fourth sec
tion provided a penalty for the exercise of
any of by a person whose disqualin
ation under •the fourteenth amendment
had not been removed, and the fifth gee.
tion gave exclusive jurisdiction to the
United States Courts.
He claimed the right* orCongres.s to
legislateonthe question of o sulfratte, in
dependent' of any action .on :the part of
tue States. It must be so in the very
nature• of tke leas% government
must have the constitutionat means t
provide for its own preservation and con
tinuance. If the dootrin,e that the ;Rotes
had exelusivejtuladiction of the subject
wtotOrtte, then the - Statetinight refuse.
toohoose electors of President and :Vice
President orjo send imembers to the
Senate and House9(Representatives, and
thus atop the . action,of .the goveroutent.,
It had , been assumed that ander the
fourth section' of the firist article of the
Colistitutionibe States hall firight to tix
the qualifications of voters.- 'Ref elainte4
it did, no such thing. It was an itkjtma
tion only as to the- voters for the more
numerous body of the liegislature. z The
Constituticin also provided that each
State should prescribe the time and man
ner of holding elections. Tne view he
took of the word ',loans:tee Faxtbat it
included everything relating to the eide r
tion. from the qualification of the voter
to the deuosit: of the Note in ; the ballot
, inquired whether
States )(assessed no powers except such
as were g:anted by the Constitution: He
nfidetitttiod it' the otherway, - that the
United States - governMent hadtto power
except such as was granted by the States..
Mr. BOUTirELL, replied that if the
Constitution says that a State Shalt hey°
certain powers, even though there may
be no -negative-1n the .proposition,.. the
State - cannot go beyond that gran ed. He
quoted Patrick Henry as to the power
.assumed by Congress , to give to the
States the right to control manner' of
elections, in which he said 'To my unen
lightened underatapding it appears plain
and 'clear that It will impair popular
weight in the' government. The power
over the MUMS admits of the most dan
gerous- /atitude.....They may modify
they please; they regulate the num
ber of votes by the quantity of property,
without involving any repugnancy to the
Constitution." He quoted Madiscin
saying "The question is then whether
the control-of-elections ought to'be nixed
under' the government or be - subject to
the control of the general government.
Is it not ob vi ous that the generalgovern
ment would be destroyed .tvithont this.
control?" he
.reviewed the debatee
on the Constitution that 'took place in
varigus j t tates to show that the oppo
71inite OP the ' Conatitdtion Claimed the
fourth section of the first article gave
Congress itomplete'eontrolover the ques-
Alen of !suffrage, and tlie friends of the
- Constitatien deOlpii that it tlik the OW
elusion of the matter eras that the power to
make regulations concerning elections
was vested in the Stated; and- that the
power of
"the: general
,kovernment over
suffrage and ' and 'was vim
prehensive and necessary to its existence.
In other words, . the power was in the
States, subject to the controlling in
fluence of -the general government, Ile
also based the power of Congress Over
the matter onthat-provisiou-of the Corr
stitutinti by which tfle - '37bited States is
to-gnarantee to each-State-a Itepublican
form of Goverrifuthit:*: .part: of the
people were excluded from all stare
in the government,' that" 'teas an aris
tioetaCY ►ndnoty Kepi-thllo.-.
Mr. NlBLA.Clritiquired whether hat .
point•did not. as well apply to the, exclu
sion of womenirom the right of Suffrage?
lictr.,BQU'PWELlssaid if. Gen. Niblack,
.4ms-with-him in granting..auffrage taall
male Otizenaof. the country over twenty
one years of age; without regard to 'race
or color, ht). , (Mrt Bod4well) would listen
to any amendment he might" make. In
favor of the right of *omen to vote.
Mr. ELDRIDGE—WiII you vote for it?'
We are doing something in listening
to your arguments, but don't propose to
go with you.
s‘Mr. BOUTWELL, resuming the thread
o'f his argument as to, the difference be
tween a Republic and an aristocracy, '
said if , Congress found the. States of
Maryland, Kentucky end' belitalire were
not )3epublican,it became the duty at Con
ess to exereisathe power' vested in it
by the Constitution aselinsio those goy..
°Minas Republican by , law. -
lift: JONES, of kg., asked Mr. Bent-,
well whether he held , that the OonstitcV
;jou prevented any State from regula
ling.the right of sulfrage, and if so, how
ho construed the tenth amendment of
the Constitution?
Mr. BOUTWELL said he had already
argued that proposition onithe provision
which gave the States pier toregulate
the time, place and man er of holding
elections, The tenth aruendree tof the
Constitution. did not apply, to the sub-
ject at all. ,Afe went on to discuss the
provisions of the Constitution,
that citizens of the United Sttes are ctn.
zone of States wherever they'reside, and
no State shall make or enforce any law'
that shall infringe the lirivileges or im
munities of citizens of the United . States.
That. Inhibition. he argued, applied as
well to the deprivation of rights derived
directly from the general government as
to those rights derived directly from the
State governments. It was it compre
hensive inhibition on the States.
Mr. WARD-remarked that be had no
'difficulty as to the control of Congress
over the election of members of Congress,
but he doubted as to Its 0 intro' over that
of the election of President and Vice Pies
ident, in view of the provision of the
Constitution that each State shall ap
point, in such manner as the Legislature
thereof may ' determine, a number of
electors, dm.
Mr. BOUT WELL remarked that so far
as the details of the bill were concerned,
he preferred to let that branch of the ar
gument stand over for the present.
Mr. WARD said he desired very much
to have the gentleman's views on that'
point, as he wished to vote for the bill if
he could.
BOUTWELL went on to argue
that no State had a right to say under the
constitution that a white man was enti
tled to certain= privileges and a black
man was not..
Mr. NICHOLSON argued, whether,
when the fourteenth amendment to the
COnstitution was discussed In the Thirty
ninth Congress,the geu:letuan from Mas
sachusetts, and members of his party,
did not consider the distinction between
civil and political rights, and , that the
atnendnient would not confer political
rights on the class - which tt was intended
to benefit.
Mr: BOUTWELL said he had no re
collection of any such thing. It might
have beerf that some persons did concede
that, but be did not.
Mr. ELDRIDGE—Was it not conceded
that .the fourteenth amendment at all
events recognized the existence of the
right of the States to regulate. suffrage?
Mr. ELDRIDGE remarked that he had
so understood it.. •
Mr. BOUTWELL argued that the first
section of the amendment ran entirely.
in harmony with the previous provisions
of the . Constitution concerning the rights,
of the States. It was an essential quality
of citizenship that tlie citizen should en
joy the high privileges that pertain to it'
in • the State or city wiiere he is; and
therefore KentuckY denied' td'it- citizen"
'Of the United States residing ' ln,that
State the right to vote for electors of
President and Vice President. It denied
to him that which, by the Constitution,
he was entitled to enjoy. . In that om
nection be referred to the section of the
fourteenth article . of amendment giving
Congrtss full power to legislate, so as to
secnre• to the citizens of the United
States the privileges and iranitinities of
°Aliens in Maryland, Delaware and Ken
tucky. Men who were eligible under
- the Constitution for the office of Presi
dent or Vice President were not allowed
the, right to vote for a member of the
Legislature. Could there be such an
anomaly, such an 'neon sintency,tolerated
to the Government? ,
Mr. ELDRIDGEYeu have entirely
gnored the question whether there is'
lot in the fourteenth amendment a dis
tinetrecognition of the existence in . tbe
States of the power to regulate suffrage.
Mx. BOUT WELL—Oh, no air; not in
the least. •
Mr. ELDRIDGt —Then, I confess, 'I do
not understand it.
Mr. BOUTWELL, after some further
argument and answers to interrogatories,
said. One object is to secure universal
suffrage to the adult male citizens of this
• Mr. WELKER asked wether there
was anything in the bill to prevent States
making,property and educational quali
fications for voters?
Mr. BOUT WELL said Ware was not.
In the conclusion of his argument, which
occupied two hours, he said, "The Re
publican party'; must stand where it is,
but it must as well move forward to com
plete the greatwork it has undertaken."
Mr. BROOKS said, In order to carry
out the principles achoocated by the gene
tieman from Massachusetts, he proposed
to offer, an •amendruent to the bill by
striking out the word "citizen" wherever
it occurs and substituting for it the word
"person, " and otherwise altering it so It
will read "no State shall abridge or deny
the' right of may person in we United
States to vote by reason of his or her
race, color, set, nativity or age, when
over t wenty-one yea ca.". The amendment
Was ordered to be printed..
Mr. ROBINSON gave notice of an
amendment by substituting for the word,
"citizen" the words "inhabitants having
no other residence elsewhere than in the
United States." The amendment was
ordered to be minted.
Mr. KNOTT addressed the House 'in
opposition to the bill anti proposed con
stitutional amendment. The point of his
argument was that the fourteenth :eon
stitutional amendment could not be made
retroactive,' and that no person could
be disfranchised under it for. participa
tion in the rebellipg.
Mr. CULLOM out tined the floor, but
yielded for various motions.
Mr. VAN WYCK asked leave tobffer
a resolution calling on the President for
information auto why he had pardoned
'John and William -Mattingly, convicted
in Kentucky for whisky frauds and sen
tenced Oa pay a fine of thirty-two thous
and dollars..-
Mr., BROOKS objected.
. ,Mr. HARDING asked leave to Offer a
resolution calling on the Secretary of the
Interior for information es' to' the dis
charge of clerks &Oaf "the pejasion
reau and retention of other" .whd had
been In the rebel service; • •,4 r ,".!•,4
Mr. BROOKS objected. ' f
Mr. DAwgs gave notice of len-
Mu soon to call up the Georgia , nt, itod
election CAS.O.
• ti
—Whelan, the, assassin ;;4+D'Ai.dy
is t t e Gi l e, ,f,arrived at - Ottawa,' italiatia,
from Tirronto', , on, and was' ,
escorted to Jaillstider a. strong guard.
'—BOgart. the abed/ending Paymaster's!
Clerk of the United. 'States war 3 , Ese9el
Vermont, bas beep re-arrested neargen;
Chinese Embassy and the Em•
peror Napoleon—The Eastern
Question— GreecevDeclines to
Accept the Decision of the
Paris Conference—Spain: will
not Part with Cuba. -
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
PARIS) January 34.—The Chinese Em
bassy to-day had an audience with the
Emperor Napoleon. They proceeded to
palace of the Tailleries where they were
received with the courtesies usually ex
tended to diplomatic representatives of
high mark, bat without Military honors,
and ushered into the presence of the Em
peror. The - latter was acoompan.ed by
the Prince Imperial and Marquis
De Lavallette, the Minister of War.
Mr. Burlingame, addressing the Empe
ror, said he hoped France would receive
China as a sister. 'France had hitherto
enjoyed all the privileges accorded by
China to the Eu,opean powers. China
now took upon herself the duties of civ:'
ilization and of international courtesy.
The Emperor, in reply, expressed his
satisfaction at seeing China, take such a
great step, and said he would be
pleased to co-operate with her represen
tative: He referred to the commercial
advantages likely to accrue from closer
relations, and concluded with a general
congratulation. All the members of the
Embassy, were pleased with the reception.
When Marqiiis De Lavallette personally
introduced Mr. Burlingame, the Emper
or expressed his astonishment at finding
an American acting as an Ambassador of
China, to which Mr. Burlingame replied
in a • happy ' , manner, and a long
conversation omitted between the Em-•
peror and 'the chief Embassador.
Messrs. Brown and Deschamps, Secre
taries of Legation, were then presented
to the Emperor, after which Mr. Brown
formallyy laid in the, hands of the Minis
ter of Star thecredentials of the. Em
baisy from:the,
' Emperor of Mina.
When this- had been performedthe in
tervieW terminated. The Embassy were
subsequently received by - the Ertipress;
when' Mi. Burlingame -took occasion to
convey the felicitations of, the :Em
peror of China to'. Her Majesty and
the Imperial _ •
CONSTANIvf. Aux, January 423;.....Arina...
rat Ifoburt ,4 Pasha has sailed with his •
fleet from the harbor of Syria. the Gov
ernor of the island having.promlsed that
the steamer Erosis shall not be permit
tad to leave the part. The Viceroy . of
Ettypi has offered the Sultan an army of
fifty thousand men and a fleet in..)the,:
event of a war.
ITALY. •r.•
Fiertrsex; .Tan. 24 —Violent debates
;cook place in the Houses of Parliament
last week on the mill tax, the collection
of which has caused so much riotous agi
tation. The action of the: government
was severely denounced by -the opposi
MADRID, January 24.—1 t is announced
on official authority that the provisional
government, believing that it, truthfully
tnterprets the feeling of the nation, can;
not accept any proposition for the cession
of the island of Cuba •:(
PARIS, :Tairtuiry 24.—The Oau/ois sass
the Greell.government has rejected the il
declaration of the Conference at Paris.
LONDON, January 23.—Evening—Stooks
quiet, Eries, at 24 4 ";•111in0K93; Consols,
93y,iFive-Twenty bonds quiet at 75%.
Pants, January 23.—Evening.--Bourse
closed,strong. Rentei 70 francs 37c.
FRANKFORT, January 23.--Eventng.-
I.Tnlted States Bonds firm at 795079%,
ANTWERP, January 23.—Evening.--
Petroleutu Is firtr.)r but not quotably
Fs.s.xxvowr, January 24.-5-20's 41:to
ted at 'Ng. • •
Steamboat Le Claire. Ne.. 2 Sank—All the
Passengers, Sared—Principai tPa rt of
Freight a Total Loss.
LOUISVILLE' January 24,---About eleven
O'clock last night the stern wheZl steam
er Le Claire No. 2, Capt. Milt :Aiken,
hence for the Tennessee river, in at e
tempting to pass over the Fails struck
one of the abutments of the bridge and
sun.. She had on board some fifty
or sixty passengers, about fifty mules
and horses and a very, good freight.
The boat sunk •in ai.out seven feet, of
water and consequently the principal
part of her freight is a total lass. The
live stock were cut loose and . the, major
ity swam ashore. The paimngers had,
nearly all retired and when the announce
naent pf the kinking was ;made the
greatest consternation prevailed. For
tunately the steamer Tarasoon .came
down and rounding to took off all the
passengers and:carried them to Portlitud.
Whatportiou• of the cargo was lost is
p allyinsured in local offices. The 6oat
was valued fifteen thousand 'dolls*
and Is insured in' local offices. She lies
:.perefeetly straight near the Indiana
shore and can be easily'relsed. ' •
Fire at Troy, Bradford - Co., Pa:
Entuit; X. Y., • January 24. = This,
morning about half past' one o'clock, a.
very destrwttive lire . broke out in the'
Itillage of Troy, Bradford county; Pa.,
ittestp.y r flre : miles from, this city, by
iigtilbh about one-half of, the business por
tion of the town was destroyed. Among
the losses 'Were. the Troy house . , Pome
roy Bios. ,Bank and two buliding4 be
lOngirtg to Messrs. Pomeroy, two stores,
of 'IL N. &IL F. Long; F. B. Parson's
meat market; Hobert &'Porter'il harness,
storei.Merry At Cm; .tjeweletie-Dayisom
a sc/ Ikldekbef grocery; DA I:maga:4M;
Lgocidttlit Leo rte • 'dry goods. ;
1 ; 1 1 0
ITltsrAfak •groceries and;
miFM6'"44e4tsc Co., 910thing,,thri tha
p printing aloe. The total
loos 1440iltiii0bil'utl1415 000. The prop.
erItcfP.SPTIII,t I 4 . ItAureiL
NUMBER' •-24.
11 y Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazelle.)
NEW 'Voltz, January 24.—The. herald
publishes the full text of the natu.raliza
lion treaty between the United Eitatfis .
and England. It provides that the citi
zens of either country, who become vast
unitized as subjects of the other, shall tJe
treated as such in all respects and for ail •
purposes. They, shall, however, be at:,
liberty to renounce their naturalisation
and resume their re*pective nationalities
within two years 'after this protocol is
carried into effect, the manner of retina-.
elation to be hereafter agreed upon - by
said Goyerinfients, and such persons shall
not thereafter be liable to be claimed as
subjects by sither Government on ;ac
count bf their, r former naturalization.
These principleir am not to be carried
into efiecte by Great Britain until after
the necessary provision is made by Par-
Bement for the revision of existing laws.
A similar treaty with Belgittm has been
sent to the Senate.for ratification; also; a
treaty with Peru for -the settlement of
all claims.- almost identical with that of
England for the same purpose. ' :. r
Ina San Juan boundary treaty, which
is also published,refers the determination..
of the line of boundary to the . President
of the Swiss Confederation. All corres
pondence, documents, maps, surveys,
&c., relating to the subject shall be placed
at Ins disposal within- twelve months •
after' the ratification of the treaty 3 r The ,
referee is to decide the - preci.e line of
boundary from the words of the treaty'of
1846, but if unable to do so, is at liberty
to determine upon some line which will,
in his opinion, furnish an equitable solu
tion of the difficulty and be the nearest
approximation that can bemade to an ac
curate construction thereof. The rain
caters and public agents of either
country at. Berne are - to con
duct the respective cases before the
referee, who shall be requested to de
liver his award in writing as early as
convenient after the whole case has been
laid before him, his decision to be final
and conclusive, and carried into infme-„.
diate effeet by The Commissioners to .
appointed to mark the boundary. ,
Secretary Seward has submitted to the
Senate the correspondence in' the nego
tiations fbr.the purahas• by the Unitedr
Sates or the 'Danish West Indialalands. -
Mr. Seward shows that he made:the pro-'`
position to purehaSe those Islands with •
the approval and authority , . at President
Lincoln. The first p.m named by Alia
Danish Minister as an equivolentlbr, the"
Islands was 425,000,000, but subsequently
lilagovernment receded oonsiderablyin,
their dernaruls and agreed, to receive the
amount stipulated in the treaty. ' • '
Riots in ..Havana-The ; y apd
Pollee Fire on the People-Great Raw
ettement—The Revoltition to -KV De.
anima—Negotiations- for,:n , Loan by
President Seer.. • . •
11.4. v ANA, January 23.—During•the per
lifirinstice of minstrels at Villa Itreuvita.
last evening there were seditions cries'ef ,
itfriva , Ceapecia," many
dkence ceinMenced singing - rowan
tionary hymn.: A' forty:doable-riot ensiled
and Spiusish armed volunteers, and
police iiredaid the people, who returned
the fire. Many were wOunded on beth
aides. The. Wall: has created: the, most
intense excitement. Sensible men, of
both parties regret , the occtirrente• of
this outbreak. :Moro riots are expected
, The pazetfa publishes `the proviatoni
of the now Electoral Law for Cuba and
Porto Rico. Cnba - will send eighteen
amLPorto Rico eleven
,metiiikul te the
Spanish Cortes.
.The Diarie says :a riot was attempted
last night in thotown of Regis, opposite
Bavans. The volunteers were called
out, and since - then quiet prevails.' 'At
about the. same time shots from -amen
.arms, were fired against Fort iluizi t ro
Cuayatso and'Fort Cabanas . Thellring
'Wol i 'kept , up until one - 110cleck in the
1 morning, but When the volunteers - ful
vanced they found no enerny..4 disturb.'
ttnce took place in the , city and 'shots
were.exchanged between the - rioters Mid
volunteers, when tranquility •was re
stored. ' • •
Captain ' General 'Deice has leaned' a
proclamation in which he says: ...While
justice will be ..rendered to all, severe
pbaisbuient will be inflicted on all dis
turbers of order. . • .
Itt the,affainat the theatre last . ; night`
four persons& were killed and many
wounded. No business was dorie to:day;
owing to the troubles of las; night, but
the excitement is ,now quieting and_ no
further disturbance is apprehended.
The Banco del Coriarliercio has riestinieil.
Operations, but _under 'sin. arrangement
with its creditors _.full. payment ; . is post
poned. =
HA.VANA, January 23.--Advices fie&
St. Donaingo. wry, the - ofileittilliazetta,
states, that the , revolutionists under
Ogando had heed- defeated. 'PriVate
vices on.the'contrary say that the:re'
/utionhits,have captured the villages,ig
Neibi and Pasabora, and are ailvancing,
A number of Dominicans had left Cameo
and landed 'on . the south-wciiitard 'coast.
The Dominican governruent was for
-warding troops' to admiort President
Baez, who was' in the Reid against the
revolutionists: : , lAIPron reP 3r . ted • t ' 9
have lanthid on the northern - coast. The
entire country Is in an unsettled "'condi
tion. .'• • ' "
Dir. Hartmont, a. London banker, bad
arrived at the Capital, with the abject of
csoncluding a loan•of two'thillions of dol
lars tO Prealdeutltaen. Tire latter grants
as guaratee.of the .payment, of the loan
all' the copper 'nines 'arid coal Mines at
Elatnanivancl the - guano ()tithe Islhird of
Alta. Vela. The ooPiract exPegtett
to be signed this
.week, whereupon Eng
lish *al. would Immediately
.Proneed to , Saroastairtsi .Alta Vela.
Homleide House Of 111Vasiii
•.. , ,
myTelegraph to the Plttabhrgh pazette.]
Cuicioo, aimuary 24.-431fortlYLbeibra;
ten o'clock last ev,eniogThomOlititerart,
a dissolute bully, aged t erit,y ! two. shot
and killed,Henry Blerbe , a sailor' and.
butcher, aged twenty- ht. in albums
of ill fame on Aailkson, street,
~, T he Liar-
darer fled but wa s overtaken and !alleged
in the Armory..i At the Certineetiinquest
to-darhe alleged that he had quarreled
with lliarl*rt, and that ,be *Mot ths . ltdter
In tier defense; ,but 'eye wittlessentestl .
ileilathiVlthe murder was impiovakixt.
The jury brought in a verdtot, of gringdpr
'sillehet , „Stewart, and charged his-sbatt-_
don nd sissotlife, Eliza Riley; viith'4ol4'
accessory :thereto; . Both .were: WM.:
„ inglyvogrAnattedlor trial. ''
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