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TWELOE O'CIAOCICs M.
' SENATE: Tenure-ol'-Office Bill
Repotted, with Amendments
—The Senator from Georgia--
Union Pacific Railroad, Cen
tral Branch—Reduction of
the Military Force—Petition
from Mrs. Lincoln for Pen
' sion. HOUSE: Constitutional
Amendment and Bill Bela
' tive to Suffrage Postponed Till
Wednesday—Denver Pacific •
' Railroad and Telegraph Bill
Further Considered and Re-.
ferred to Committee on Pub
, By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette. 3
WASHIiGTON, January 25, 1869.
The PRESIDENT presented the ere
deutials' of Mr. Ramsey,. Senator elect
1 from Minnesota.
Mr. ifORGAN presented a memorial
' 1 ,in favor of the reorganization of the
- ' Medical Department of the Navy. '
Mr. EDMUNDS, from the Committee
on Retrenchment, reported a bill repeal
! ing the _Tenure-of-Office bill, with an
.., amendment that heads -of departments
i • and mtrmbers of the cabinet be subject to
removal at the will of the President dur
ing a recess of the Senate, and authoriz
e ing him to suspend ill other public offi
.-, cers during such recess, without having
specific evidence to justify the suspen
• Mr. HOWARD moved to take up the'
resolution to more effectually insure the
,6 completion of the Union Pacific Railroad
according to law.
• s Mr. CONNESS objected and• it went
• : over. ~.
• ; Mr. STEWART, from the Judiciary
i Committee, made a report, accompanied
-,; by the following resolution:
, '•• 'Resolved, That Joshua Hill, claiming
,• to be a Senator elect from Georgia, ought
... not noww be permitted to take a seat - in
this boa t ' - ... - . -
Mr. TRUMBULL presented a dissent
', ins minority report, which, with the ma
. - jority report was laid on , the. table arid
• Mr. HENDRICKS said he intended to
: submit a report himself, diasenting from
• 1 that of She majority, bat be had been too
" ' unweß•for aweek past to prepare one.
' He wonld.' however, wren the subject ,
shoulticome before the Senate, expreas '
his views in ,regard to it.
Mr. WILSON, froth the Committee on
.: Military Affair s, reported back the bill
- • to provide for the reduction of the mill
. tary threes, 'and foi• other purposes, in
• : trodnced by him on the 20th instant,
with amendments, ;providing that no
, 1 person over forty years old shall be an
' pointed a chaplain, that chaplains shall
• 4 not remain, longer than five years at any
post and shall be replaced by chaplains
of a different denorrunation, and that the
number of appointments of Second Lieu
' ; tenants to be made in the army shall not
exceed ffity annually.
- 1 Mr.VILSON also r,etiorted the House
bill to fix -the status of • the Corps of
i Judge Advocate of the 'Army, witlr an
,' amendment making the number of such
officers ten instead of twelve.
', - Mr. FFSSENDEN. from Committee
. -on Public Buildinge• and'Grounds, re
-,..1f ported a joint resolution eppropriating
• " 3 -$50,000 for improvements to the Interior
Buildings ;and $lO,OOO for the annual rent
,4 of-another building on G street. It also
• authorizes the removal and storage in
-4, 'other alerts of the,"lnterlor'lluildimr of
models that have been on hand for sev
lenteen years and models relating to ap
• plications ibr patents that hays not been
4 , granted.' ,
The - President laid before the Senate a
4 petition of Mss
,Lincoln, widow of the
1 late President, asking for a yearly peri
-1 Rion. The petitiOn is written on note
paper, swish a imavy? mourning border,
and reads as follows:—To the Honorable
1 Vice President l
olttie United States:—
; Sir: I herewith ost respectfully pre
' sent to the Honorable 'Senate of the
United - States an' \ application for a pen..
sion. lam the widow of a President of
the Med State.s whose life was- sacrl
- i fired In his country sservice. That sad
1 calamity has •gre by
f„ health, and by the ; advice of my physi
-• I clans I' . have •come over to Ger.
1 many to try the ;mineral waters and
1 during the winter to go to Italy; but my
, i financial means do not permit me to take
•. , advankdge of the,nrgent advice given : Me,
nor can I-lives in a style becoming the
~ widow of the Chief Magistrate of a great
nation, although I live as economically
• . 1, as I can. In conaideratidn of the great
- ; services of my deeply lamented husband
, has rendered to the United States, and of
. 1 the fearful loss I have sustained by his
:1 untimely death, his martyrdom, I may
say, laestrectfully,dsubmit to your hono
:•,, rabbi body this petition, hoping that a
I - yearly pension may he 'granted me so
:1: that I may havo less pecuniary cares.
03 I remain, most respectfully:
Mlte. A. LINCOLN.
, 3 1
Frankfort, Germany. - •
It was referred to the Committee on
,a,, Pensions. - -
' i Mr. MORTON moved to take np the
; Home bill for: the relief•of Mrs. Mc. Gashohan.postponed at the last recess.
Mr. .WILLIAMS remarked that the
' bill could not be - revived in that way
i lWithout discussion. .. .
- 1 - Mr:CONN. ESElsald it could not be `e-i
newed in that'way at all.'
t ., Mr. SUMNER expressed the opinion
g that by uniform practice of the Senate
• il indefielte poitnonement was' emilyalent
to the rejection of a bill.
' I Messrs. DAVIS, FESSENDEN. MOR-
I' TON and"SHERMAN contended it had
only the force of a rejection for that sea
t This point was discussed until the ex
-i Titration of the morning hour, 1 which
I brought up the unfinished business of
l Saturday, the bill relating to the Central
t Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad.
', Mr. SHERMAN moved to pos•pone it,
teo as to take up the bill' in relation to the
:Public 'debt and currency, reported by
him from the Corn rnittee Ole Finance.
i -Mr. 'HOWARD opposed' the motion
land Urged the friends of the Central P.
cific Railroad branch bill to keep it be
fore the Senate.
Mr. SHERIsiAN'S motion was lost-21
to 30, as follows:
Yeas—MessrC Anthony, Bayard,
Buckalew t Cattell, - Cole, Conkling,
Dawes, Dixon, Edmunds, Frelinghiay
sen, Howe, McCreery, Morgan, Morrill,
(Vc.,) Norton, Osborn, Patterson, (Ten
nessee,) Sherman, Spencer, Wade and
Nays Messrs. Abbott, Cameron,
Chandler, Conness, Corbett, Crazin, Doo.
little, Drake,Ferry, Fessenden, Harlan,
Harris, Hedricks, Howard, McDonald,
Morrill, (Me.,). Nye,' Pomeroy, Pool,
Ramsey, Rice, Robertson, Ross: Sawyer,
Sumner, Thayer, Trumbull, Van Win
The Senate then resumed the discus
sion of the bill.
Messrs, Stewart and Fessenden advo.
cated the bill and Messrs. -Howe and
Conklieig opposed it. The latter yielded
the floor for a niotion by Mr. Yates to go
into executive session—lost, 18 yeas, 24
Mr. DOOLITTLE rose to reply, but
gave way to a motion for adjournment,
which was carried.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mr. PRICE presented a bill to author
ize the construction of a railroad trona
Davenport, lowa, to Topeka, Kansas.
One by Mr. TAFFT,, granting land to
aid in the constructionOf a railroad from
Sioux City - , - lewa, to Columbus, Neb.
One by Mr. ROBINSON, declaring that
theiteople of the United S tates will notap
prove of the ratificatio , of the treaty for
the settlement of the Alabama claims,
nor of any other treaty 1 with England,
while Americans are held in prison in
Great Britain for acts done' under the
American flag, and that the people think
the settlement of the Alabama claims of
very little importance.
One by Mr. CORLEY, for the better
protection of loyal men at the South, in
structing the Committee on Reconstrue
tion to report special legislation for that
purpose, to be carried out by the aid of
All appropriately referred.
Mr. SHANKS, on behalf of the Arkan
sas delegation, offered a resolution for
the payment of the Arkansas members
of the House for the full term' of the
Fortieth Congress, reciting precedents in
the case of the Louisiana and Tennessee
Mk. WASHTBURNE,. of 111. moved to
lay ;the resolution on the table, which
' was lost-79 yeas, 88 nays.
Mr. SHANKS moved the previous
question, but it was not seconded.
Mr. MAYNARD moved the reference
of the resolution to the Committee ou
Reconstruction, which was carried.
The morning hour having expired, the
next business 10 order was the consider
ation of the constitutional amendment
and the bill relating to suffrage, report
ed from the Judiciary Committee by Mr.
Bentivell, who remarked that the gent - j
wen .who deeired to iipelikrtin
at:institutional amendment were not pre
pared to-day, and moved to postpone the
further consideration , till 'Wednesday
next. Agreed to.
The House, at a quarter before two, re
smiled the consideration of the bill
granting land and right of way to the
Denver and Pacific Railway and Tele
graph Company. and was addressed by
Mr. Loran in opposition thereto.'
Mr. WINDOM spoke for the - bur..
Mr. SCHENCK followed upon the same
aide, remarking in the course of his
speech, in reply to a supposed statement
. or Mr. Logan's, that even if it was against
the wish of the President elect, he should
vote according to his own judgment and
sense of duty, undeterred by any such
Mr. LOGAN said his remarkihad
been misunderstood. He had not ti
that General Grant expressed any pin
ion as to the proposed road. He never
talked with him on the subject. Elehad
said the Company Was asking the }lease
to vote against the opinion of their eon
stituOnts, against the platform on which
members. had - been nominated. l end
.atioloWthe understood and expressed
,the President-elect. He , had
certainly. Understood that the - remark
was thrown out as a reason why mem.
berg shduid not vote for the bill. Ee
favored the proposition and favored tie
principle of such grants, but he would
strive in -Inters to have them better
:.. Messrs. HIGBY and O'NEIL spoke in
support or the bill.
Mn•COVODE closed the debate in f i ts
favor and - moved the previous question
on its passage.
Mr. WASHBURNE, 111., moved tolly
the bill and amendments on the table.
Mr. RANDALL called for the yeas and
nays. "L;1:0 ' -
Mr. WASHBURNE moved a call j ot
the Housek 'lle wanted all the members
to be preseirthWi show their hands.
A call Or:the - House Was not ordered.
The question was taken and the House
refused toility the bill on the table—yeas
85; nays 92. - The following is the vote :
s srC ., .
Yea.g.-11si. Allison, Arnell, Bailey,
Baker, Baidivhz, Barnes, Beamer. Beatty,
Benton, Bingham, Blair, Boutwell, Boy
er, Brooks,' M*ooll3Bll,
Chaplet.. iChurchill, , . Clark, . ( Ohio,).
Cook, Cornell, Cullom, Delano, Ela,
Farnsworth, Ferns, Ferry, Fields, Gar
field, Golladay, Grover, liaising, Hard
ing, Ha*kins, Hopkins, Hubbard,
(Conn.) Jenks, Jones; (Ky.) Judd, Ju
lian,- Kelsey, Kuntz, Lenin, Lawrence,
(Ohio,) Loaghri4ge , Marshall, McCul
lough, Orth, Paine, 'Perham, Phelps,
Pike. Plants, Price, Prnyn, Randall,
Baum, Rose, Sawyer, Scofleid, Seleye,
Shanks, Shellaberger, Spalding, Stark
weather, Stuart, Sypher, Trowbridge,
Upham, Van Horn, (N. Y.) Van Trump,
Vidal, Walker, Williams, Wilson, (la.)
Wilson (Ohio,) Wilson, (Pa.) Wood.
Raya---Messrs. Anderson, Archer, Ash
ley, -(Nevada,) Axtell, Barnum, Peck,
Benjamin, Blackburn,; ; Baley, Bowen,
Boyden, BA:4611; (Thinois,l BtrOkley,
Butler, (Tenn.,) Coke, Collie, Clarke,
(Kansas,) Cliffs, Coburn, Corley, Covode,
Dewees, Dockery, Dodge, _Donnelly.
Driggs, Eckley, Eg.gleaton, :Eidfldge,
Elliott, Elliott, (Kansas,) French, Getz,
Glossbrenner, "GOISB. Grove; Gravely, Orig.
*Old, Hamilton, Haughey, Heaton, Rig
by, Hooper, Hqtchkisa, Hubbard, (West
Virginia,),Kunter, Jones ' (N, C„)
Ketchum,-. Kitchen, Lash, Loan,
Lynch, Mallory, Marvin, Maynard, Mc-
Cormick, McKee, ktercur, Miller, Mdr
rill, Mullins, Newcomb, Newsham,
Nicholson, Norris, O'Neil, Peters,-Pettis,
Pierce, Pile, Poland, = Pt:Haley, Prince,
Robinson, Roots, t3chenck, Smith,
Stevens. Stoker, Stover, Taff% Twitchell,
Vanamen, Van Anken, Van Horn,
PITTSBITRGEI, TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1869
Washburne, (Indiana) Wh; it mfore,
The House then refuied to second the
precious question—sixty-three:to eighty-
Mr. LOGA.N moved to refer the bill
and amendments to the Committee. on
Public Lands 3 Agreed to—eighty-six to
Mr. PAINE asked leave to offer the
following resolution, stating it had the
approbation of the majority of the mem
bers of the Reconstruction Committee,
although he was not authorized to report
Whereas, It is provided by the Recoil.
struction act, passed March 2d, 4868, that
until the people of 'the late rebellious
States shall be by law admitted to rep
resentation in Congress,
.any civil gov
ernment that may exist therein shall be
deemed provisional only, and that no
person shall be eligible to office in. such
provisional governments who are not
qualified for office by the Fourteenth
Amendment of the Constitution of the
United States; and whereas, it is iiported
that the . Legislature of Georgia has ex
pelled colored members thereof and
admitted to their seats white men who
received minorities of votes at the polls,
and that members of said Legislature
who had been elected thereto by. votes of
colored men joined in such action, and
that twenty-seven disqualified white men
hold seats in said Legislatuie In violls
tion of the Fourteenth Amendment and
the Reconstruction Acts of Congress; and
whereas,' Senators from Georgia have not
been admitted to the Senate of the Cul
led States: therefore,
Resolved, That the Committee bn Re-'
construction be ordered to inquire and
report whether any, and If any, what
further action ought to be taken during
the Fortieth Congress respecting the rep
resentation of Georgia in the House.
Mr. ROSS objected.
Mr. PAINE moved to suspend the
Mr.. ELDRIDGE called for the yeas
and nays: They were ordered.
Mr. BINGHA.M stated the subject was
already before the Committee on Recon
struction under the reference of a bill in
troduced by the gentleman from Massa
chusetts, Mr. Butler.
Mr. PAINE said he hardly liked to die.
puto with his colleague on the Commit
tee.- • - •
Mr. ROSS objected to debate.
Mr. PAINE said as he got the floor
with the understanding that the propo
sition would not occupy any time, he
would have to withdraw it for the pres
ent, but gave notice as soon as he could
obtain the floor he would move to sus
pend the rules.
Mr. SCHENCK remarked there were
two bills in. Committee of the Whole on
the state of the Union, one an amend
ment to the tariff, the other a general
amendment to the Revenue Jaws, on'
which the Committee of Ways add
Means desired the action of the House,
and be .gave , notice that whenever the
Legislative Appropriation Bill was out
of the way he would endeavor to teat
the sense of the House on taking. up
'those other taro bills and dbiposint of
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, moved
to go into Committee of the Whole on
the Legislative Appropriation bill.
Mr. SPAULDING moved the House
• The latter motion was agreed toyeas
31 nays 70, and the House at 4:15 ad
NEW. YORK CMY.
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gaaitte.
NEW YORE, January 25, 1869.
Police Superintendent Ktin t nedy re;
ceived a dispatch from the Chief of
Police at Montreal, stating that the re
ported ariest of. Bogart, the alleged de
faulting paymaster in the U. S. Navy,
was without foundation.
Sailors of every nationality to the num
ber of 1,200 US I,soohaveStruck for thirty
dollars per month. They marched in
procession to Franklin Square, where
speeches were made by several parties
in denunciation of the acts of shipmas
ters in reducing wages to sixteen dollars.
any doing so were promised rough treat:
ment. The men then marched. down
South street eheering One firm who ex
pressed a willingness to "give the ad
vanced price, groaning for - others who
refused, and finally dispersed.
The case of the United States vs. Judge
Fullerton, D. C. 'Bidwell, and others, was
to•day postponed in the United States
Circuit Court until the complainant, ex-
Collector Thos. E. Smythe, who is seri
ously ill, is able to appear.
In the case of John D. MeHerity, in
dicted for perjury in giving -,false testi.
mono relative to Samuel N. Pike and
Charles Loeb, the defendant not appear
ing the bail bond was forfeited.
Blaisdell and Eckel, convicted of the
illicit removal of spirits, were sentenced
respectively, on one count of the indict-,
went; to three years' imprisonment in
the Albany Penitentiary. Another case
against these parties was postponed for
one day to give their council time to con
sider the propriety of filingspecial pleas.
Several heavy up -town merchants held
a meeting recently with a view to start
log a bank under the laws of this State,
with Respite! of one hundred thousand
dollars, the hank to be located near
Union SPnare, and not to be a bank ef,
The auction sale. of tickets for the
opening night of Booth's new theatre in
dicates the total receipts at ten thousand
dollars. Between four hundred and five
hundred persona %vete present/ and the
competition was lively. • One box sold
for one hundred 'and forty, dollars and
another one hundred twenty-two. The
orchestra chairs ranged,:from eighteen
to twenty-five. Seats sold to.tia3r aver
aged nine dollars each. The *ale' is to
be continued on Wednesday.
Rev. Dr. Littlejohn will be consecrated
Episcopal Bishop of Long Island next
John Whalen and wife were fearfully .
burnt in a-- tenement house in Santis
street, Brooklyn, last night. They went
to bed drunk, leaving a candle burning -
near the bed which soon caught fire.
A Yining Forger Arrested. .=
By-Teisersph to the Pittsburghle!,te.)
BUFFALO, _ January 26.—Castdni lg. An
drews, aged twenty-two years, hailing .
from Illinois, was arrested here yester
day afternoon, when about taking the
care for Chicago, charged with issuing
some thirty forged.check & on business
houses. Andrews has - hew! visiting rela
tives here forlhe last three months. His•
trunk was well stocked , with clothing,
furs, etc.; - obtair.ed by means of forge
c h ecks. He has been committed to fall
for further examination.
VOlDit. O'ClX)clx. A. M.
ings--Army Officers Retired
and Assigned—One Thousand
Miles of the Union Pacific
. Railroad Completed —Geor
gia Senatorship—lncrease of
EST Telegraph to the rittsbargla Gazette.)
.WASHINGTON, January 25, 1869.
The Election Committee heard this
morning further - argument from Jiidge
Paschall, of Texas, in . VehaLf of Simon
Jones, the contestant of Colonel Mann,
deceased, who bad been seated. Colonel
Hunt and Mr. Wenard, colored, had a
..The Cqmmittee will
continuo the case, and further argument
will be heard to-morrow.
The Reconstruction Committee heard
tbls morning a delegation of Virginia
Methodists in opposition to the plan of
th&Committee of Nine, so far as it modi
fies the Constitution In the matter of
ARMY OFFICERS RELIEVED AND AS
By direction of the. President the fol
lowing named retired officers of the Uni
ted States are relieved from their present
assignments, and, should they so desire,
will proceed to their homes: Major
Generals James. B. Ricketts, Eli Long
and Richard Burton; Brevet Major Gen
eral and Brigadier General James
W. Ripley and Robert Anderson;
Brevet Brigadier Generale and Colonels
Washington Seawell, Jno. W. Simonson,
Gustavus Loomis, Charles S. Merchant,
Hannibal Day, Pitcairn Morrison, Alber
marl° Cady, John J. Abercrombie, lie.
lisha Marshall and Martin Bunker; Bre
vet Major General and Colimel Harvey
Brown. Col. Moses E. 'Walker; Lieuten
ant Colonels Enoch , Steer, L. 1 0 . Alexan
der, David R. Whiting, Geo.W.fflatcher;
Brevet Colonels L. Jones and - W. H.
Walcott; Majors F. W. Lamed and Wm.
E. Price, and tint Lieutenant Brownell
and Brevet Captain Patrick. •
The following officers have been as
signed to duty according to Brevet rank:
Brevet Ma jar Generals Buchanan,Colonel
of the First Infantry, and (Allem, Col
onel of .the Twenty-fourth Infahtry;
Lieutenant Colonel Taggart, Paymaster,
has Peen relieved from duty at St. Louis
and ordered to the Pay District of
THE GEORGIA SENATOR. -
The report of the majority of the Jn
clielaqr tloattaittee.% the ease.of *eater
Hill, of Georgia, bases his exclusion on
the fact that he - received the votes of a
large number of members of the Legis
lature who were disqualified under the
Fourteenth Amendment. and on the ad
ditional fact of the expulsion of colored
members of the Legislature. The Com
mittee also state. on the authority of
agents of the .Frecdmen's Bureau, as
another reason for his expulsion, that
Georgia is in a condition of anarchy, three
hundred and thirty-six murders having
been oonsizsitted in .the State between
January 16h and November Ist, 1868,
and that the civil government has evinc
ed an inability or unwillingness to pro
tect the rights of all citizens. Mr. Trum
bull's minority report concludes that
,Onngress, having declared Georgia enti
tled to admission, It is not competent for
either House to refuse admission to her
regularly accredited Representatives,
and that the charge that the 'Fourteenth
AMendment was not ratified by Georgia
in good faith is not sustained by a parti
cle of evidence.
THE PACIFIC RAILROAD.
One thousand miles of the Union Pa
cific Railroad are now finished and In op
eration, the Central. Pacific Railroad
Company having built five. hundred
miles. But two hundred and sixty-seven'
miles rerdain to be built. There is now
no doubt the entire line to the Pacific
will be opened. early this season. The
rarnings of the Union Pacific Railroad
for the y , ear 1868 are officially reported
at X 5,066,65181. -
ARMY ORDER. /
An order was issued from the Head
quarters of the Army, which directs that
a contract made with a private physician
by the Surgeon General or Medical Di
rector of a Department shall be annulled
only by those officers,
or by the Com
manding General of the Military Dis
trict or Department.
REVENUE PROM WHISKEY.
It is estimated there are at least
a thousand distilleries in operation
throughout the country, and reports re
ceived at the Treasury Department indi
cate the number will be largely in
NEWS BY CABLE.
(By_ . Telegraphzo the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
hi PAI N.
PARIS, January 25.—1 t is rumored that
the Cities of Seville untiCadiz have pro
claimed in favor of the . Duke of Mout
powder for Bing of Spain. . •
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
LonnoN,. January 25, Eve.—Consols
.93g. Accounts, . 93g. Bonds, 75%.
Stooks steady; Erie. 2.6; Illinois, 93%;
Atlantic and Great Western, 45yi.
Rams, January 25—Routes 70f. 72c.
:FRANKFORT, January 25—Bonds, 97a
Lrerunroor., January 25—Cotton dull;
middling uplands, 115iall)id; Orleans,
11 all%. fitales of 1,000 bush white
wheat at llr 9d; red western at g a wk
Flour, 265a28s ad. Corn. US 8d for-old,
•end 343 for new. Oats, 88
• 6d. • Barley,
ss. Pork, 92s 6d. Beef - 105 s. Lard
firmer, at 745. . Bacon. 578. Petroleum,
9d; refined, is 10d, and the znarket firm.
Tallow, 475. Turpentine; 80a 6d.
L oND on, January 2 5—Tallow, 488 6d.
Sugar, 88s 6d. Turpentine; 828 6d. Cal
cutta linseed oil, 58s. , • -
Petroleum at Antwerp, 59a59Mf.
Mime, January 25 .—Cotton, 13314 f. on
spot, and 186;4f. afloat.; ,;.
$10,000; partly In bonds, were stolen
from the °Mee of Calvary Cemetery,
New York, on Sunday night last.
Legislature Not inliession—No
Quorum in Senate—lllness of
Senator Lowry. ,
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
lIARRISBURO, January 25, 1868
The Senate met again to-day, but only
four Senators, Messrs. Worthington, Er
rett, Kerr - and Brown, of. Mercer, were
present. Adjourned till tomorrow.
Senator Xorrow B. Lowry had an at-.
tack of paralysis while at dinner to-day,
affecting his whole right side. He is
doing pretty well this evening, and will
probably be able to attend to his legis
lative duties again in a few days.
Alta Vela Sold to a French Company-.
Protest Against the Sale - by tne Amer'.
• can Consul--Serious Riots in Havana--
Citizens Killed and Wounded by the
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh (suzette.!'
HAVANA, January 25. —Advices from
St. Thomas to the 18th are received.
News had reached there from St. Do
mingo that President Baez had sold Alta
Vela to a French-company, ignoring the
previous sale of the island. The Ameri
can Consul at St. Domingo had protested
against the transaction and sent for a
United States man-of-war. Baez • re
mained in his Copital, around which in
trenchments had been thrown up. He
had invited ex-President Cabral and his
followers to return to their country, and
they will agree to do so if Bsez abdicate;
an election is held for a new President
and all political prisoners are released.
Most of the recent troubles between
the citizens and soldiers in this city have
taken place in the Jesus Mary ward.
Yesterday afternoon these disturbances
broke out again in the same quarter.
Son% people on the house tops fired at
volunteers in the streets. The latter re
turned the fire. It isnot known whether
any were killed.
Late in the evening the house of Senor
Aldama, a rich Venter '
who was sus
pected of giving aid and comfort to the
revolutionists, was entered by police of
ficers, supported by a squad of vol
unteers and searched for arms supposed
to be hidden there. The building was
badly damaged by the troops. The
Spaniards assert,thls house was one of
those from which the volunteers were
tired upon. At nine o'clock on the
same night, in the vicinity of the
Louvre Coffee House arils Lacon
Theatre opposite, shots were fired at
some volunteers who ' ware , pass
ing through the street. The lower' hall
of the Lauvre was crowded with people,
I utterly ignorant of what was ing oq
ing. The detachment of volunteers halt
ed, fired the Louvre and fired upon the
guests 'lndiscriminately with fatal
effect. Sevetal Spanish gentlemen,
Government employes and army
officers, were killed. Two German
merchants, named Rochling and -Lap ,
penberg, and many other persons were
dangerously wounded. Samuel Copener,
a well known photographer from the
United States, was attacked and killed
near the Lauvre, about the same time,
by some armed men who are supposed
to have belonged to the volunteer force.
While the audience was leaving the
Villa Lauvre Theatre.Shots were fired
by which two ladies and several children
A ,meeting of the Commanders of the
volunteer forces was held ' to.day. Cap
tain General Dille° was present. He de
plored the recent occurrences. It wasre
solved that all volunteers, excepting
those on guard, shall hereafter remain at
their homes, and only come out when a
signal 'of twelve guns is fired,
or at , the command of their chief
officers. Meantime, till the arrival
of , additional regular troops from
Spain, sailors from some men-of
war in the harbor are to perform patrol
duty, and they are now patrolling the
streets outside the walls. Business has
been suspended since the disturbances
with the volunteers, but the people are
now greatly relieved, the feeling of se
curity growing stronger , as the sailors
are well-disciplined, sober and faithful,
and perform thehmiuties to the satisfac
tion of all. The city is now (6 P. ar.)
The American schooner Arrieta, for
merly a Hey West wrecker, has been
brought to this port as a prize by the
Spanish gunboat Vella,on suspicion of
carrying supplies to rbels. When dis
covered she pretended to be engaged in
wrecking a ship lost on the Colorado
Reels. The Arrieta cleared from-- \ Key .
West on the Bth for Liscal.
—The important case of D. D. William
son vs. The Louisville, New Albany and
Chicago Railroad Company, was decided
in the White county Court of Common
Pleas at Monticello, Ind., last week.
The suit was brought in the Conindon
Pleas Court at New Albany, but a change
of venue was granted to Judge Lame, of
Tippecanoe county, before whom the
cue was tried. After hearing the argu
ment Judge Lame ordered a decree of
sale. The sheriff of White county, after
advertising the property for for ty data
in one newspaper at Monticello; two in
New Albany and two in the city of New
York, is empowered tb sell the road, its
franchises, rolling stock, depots and
other property, to the highest bidder, the
proceeds to he Applied to indemnifying
the bondholders. The sale will take
place about the first of April. This is one'
of the most important sults ever decided
by an Indiana Court, involving as it does
millions of dollars.
—The barque Cadet, laden with earth
enware consigned to Wright & Co.,
Philadelphia, arrived in port on Battu'.
day, after a voyage of three months awl
,eleven days, from Liverpool. She en
countered a succession l of terrific gales,
which drove her to saltily° times. Twice
she was driven off Hatteras, and twice
blown far to sea after having reached the
mouth of the Chesapeake. The crew,
fourteen in number, were for days with
out provisions, and for weeks half naked
and up to their waists In water. They
worked the pumps night and day to keep
the bark afloat, and but \ for. the assist
ance of passing vessels, on three occa
sions, all would have starved to death.
She arrived without the loss of a man,
spar or roPe.
• —Gen. Grsnt will visit Nes' York next
—Small pox and cholera prevail in the
Island of Cuba.
—James M. Walker, charged with hav
ing fired his distillery in Danville, Va.,
has been honorably discharged.
—The anniversary of the birth of Rob
ert Burns was celebrated by a banquet
tit the Mettopolitan, in New York, last
night. • '
—Reverdy Johnson has accepted an in
vitation to dine with the corporate au
thorities of Manchester, England, some
time in February.
—A Baltimore bank (name not given)
is reported to have been robbed on Fri
day last of g 125,000 in Treasury notes and
different kinds of bonds.
—The pork packing and lard estab
lishment of Boynton, Swallow ,t Co.. in
Brighton, Masa:, was destroyed by fire
Sunday night. Loss, $50,000. -
—The bill allowing registera in bank
ruptcy and notaries pubiic.to take testi- '
mony in contested election cases has be
come a law, haying been signed by the
' —The Central Pacific Railroad is com
pleted five hundred miles east of Sacra
mento, within twenty-six miles of Hum
boldt Wells. The road will probably be
finished before the, 15th of April.
r-A prize fight between Mike Dono
van, of Chicago, and John Bayne. of
Pern, Indiana, 'WM fought near Tipton,:
Indiana, yesterday forenoon. It resulted
in favor of Donovan in the thirty-fifth
—Fred. Sticker, a private detective in
Chicago, had his head cut open with a
atchet on Monday by Dan.' Boechler, a
discharged employe, while endeavoring
td arrest him on suspicion of fraud against
e man Fitzherbart, who jumped
throng a window of the office of a Chi
cago ma • trate yesterday, and fell six
teen feet o the sidewalk, died of his in
juries. .He \ had arranged to elope with a
—Robbers attacked the house of ex-
Sheriff Reuben King, of Robinson coun
ty, near Camberton North Carolina, and
mortally wounded Mr. King and a visiter
named S. E. Hard. The perpetrators of
the crime escaped.
—Jahn Dewitt, the Chicago pedestrian,
at eleven o'clock Saturday morning ac
complished the, hitherto unparalleled
feat in this country of walking one thou
sand miles in one thousand consecutive
hours, for a wager of 15500.
—The petition asking the Senate to
confirm no more of Preindent Johnson's
nominations does not meet with much
favor from Senators, many of whom
consider it impertinent, and it has never
been approved by General Grant, as re
—A Washington dispatch states the
whiskey, revenue collected Oaring five
•irtordlis;beginningin A ralY 104-41nount.
id' V 415,000,278.. as increase of $6,880,-
00 over the 'amount collected in the
corresponding five months of the trrevi-
One year. •
—On Monday hiternoon Henry Fitz
herbert, who had been arrested for lar
ceny, at Chicago, dashed through the
second story - window of Justice Selt'a
office and fell upon the pavement, six
teen feet below. His recovery is consid
—The New 'York job, printers have
struck for an advance from fifty to fifty
four cents per , thousand. At a mass
meeting of the craft, yesterday, it Was
reported that all the printing offices; ex
cept the New York Printing Company,
had assented to the advance.
Valentine Burke, a noted character,
was arrested at St. Louis on Saturday,
after a tierce struggle, in which he fired
fife shots from a revolver at detective
Reinhardt. 1;18,750 cif United States Coun
terfeit compound interest notes were
found in his possession.
—Jay Gould, the New York railroad
king, and suite, arrived in Louisville on
Sunday evening. It is authorativelyr
stated arrangements have been comple
ted giving him control of , the= Nashville
road, the track of which will be made
six feet wide on the completion of the,
Ohio and Mississippi extension via North
Vernon to Louisville.
—The New York Herald closes an edi
torial on Mexican affairs by saying It an
ticipates, in some practical.shape, the re
vival, under President Grant, of the
grand idea involved in the offer ,
Scott, by the Mexicans, to accept the gov
ernment of that republic in the nante of
the United States, and within the next
four years, in all probability, as a terri
torial delegate to begin with, we shall
have a man in Congress from each of the
Mexican States. Sooner or later , this
substantially will be the solution of the
Mexican question, and General Grant is
tho proper man to settle it.
Markets by Telegraph. -
NEW OnnEarin, January 23.—Cotton
nominal and unsettled, wittOmiddlings
at 27%a27%c; sales 1,150 bales; receipts
9,786 bales; exports' 2,348 bales. • Gold
136 M. Exchange; Sterling
,148 X; Com
mercial, 147%a148j. New York Sight •
% disconnt. Sug steady; common 10
alo,ic;"-prime 12 Xal3e; yellow clarified •
1434a15c.;. - Molasses steady; common-90a
94c; choice .71a73c. • Flour dull and un
changed; superfine 16,75; double extra
./745; treble extra 87,50a8,50. Corn active
at 780.0 c. ,„Qats firm •at 68a80ii. • Iran
$l,lO. Ray ;dull; prime 624. No& active;
at 4131,75a34,00. B.acon dull; shoUlders
1534 c; clear rib. sides' , 18%43; clear sides••
18Mo. Lard quiet and firm; tierce 20%c;,:c. t
keg 230. • Whisky' dull; Western fecti
fled 95ca51,02%c. Coffee; fair 14%a154%"i-l
-prime 16301750. ~
CiaroAcki, January 25.—Evening—ka`
the afternoon Wheat *as in fair demind
and prices higher, No. 2 spring selling
at $1,1534a1,17%; closing at 6 1 , 153 / 4 51,16`;
other grains inactive and nominally
changed. This evening. No. 2 Wheat •
sold at. 14,16; closing firm. Provisions'
active and firmer, and %a%te higher on
Shoulders and Lard. Men Pork—sales
at '34-buyer Ibr February. Dry -Salted
Shoulders, buyer for ,February, at 135ia
18%0. Prime Steam Lard sold at 1934 s
200, cash; market closing firm.
ALBANY, January 25.--Cattle Market.—
The supply of cattle this week is large,
but the. weight of beef is less than last
week: The inquiry is only moderate,
and except for best extras prices age
lower. Sales to day of about 1,200 head .
at 5a6 for heifers; 654a73 for common;
Ba 9 for good to extra; 934a8% for best ex-
tn. Sheep are in good demand at 414 a
7%, and lambs mixed with extra fat
sheep at 7aB. Sales, 5,000 head.