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Pittsburgh —State Librarian
—Magill Divorce Case—Edi
tßy Telegraph to the 'Pittsburgh Guette.3
HARRISBUICO, February 2,:1869.
The Senate met this afternoon.
Speaker Worthington being absent,
Mr. Errett presided.
Mr. WHITE. objected off the calendar
the bill to pay damages awarded the Alle
gheny Agricultural Society under act of
April 16th, 1882..
BILLS PASSED . FINALLY
Consolidating wards of Pittsburgh for
Extending Venango road lawS to For
Extending die vehicle license act of
Pittsburgh to Etna borough.
chang,ingtheii' tht,a.pf. „Pittsburgh Ale
and „Malt Manufaatuiing Company to
'Joshua Rhoads Alirtompaity, and re
ducing capital to two hundred and fifty
Supplementanthorizlng the Fifth ward
school directors of Allegheny City to
borrow additiotial thirty. thonealid dol
lars. - "
Supplement concerning streets and
sewers of Pittsburgh, which authorizes
She vacation of useless streets.
Supplement" for Ewalt Street Bridge,
which extends the time for completion
two years, and authorizes.a further loan
•of thirty thousand dollars.
Confirming the sale of a portion of the
43reenshurg and Pittsburgh Turnpike,
and providing. for the distribution of the
proceeds. • .
Incorporating the Iron City Mutual
,Life Insurance Company' of Pennsylva
Ineorpo:ating the Ceiteral Passenger
italiVray of • Pittsburgh,` , running from
Fourth avenue and Market street, along
tdarliet street, Fifth avenue, Wiley and
- Fulton streets, and Centre avenue to
,East. Lib Arty. Capital. thirty thousand
. Repealing so much of the second *lee
ton of the act. of April ' 13, 180, impos
ing certain taxes in Sharpsburg ' Alle
gheny county, as relates to school taxes.
-Defining and extending - the equity Jut
zisaction of the Allegheny District Court
and vali dating certain 'proceedings in
Authorizing the Venango County Coin.
missioners to levy additional county
Abolishing constables' returns to Court.
in Fayette county.
Authorizing Guardians of the Poor of
Pittsburgh to increase the Treaurer's
Increasing the pay.' of:commissioners,
auditors, jurors, supervisors and asses
sors in Fayette county.
Authorizing fourteen additional No
daries Public in Allegheny-county.
Changing time of commencement of
term of the Sheriff of Allegheny to first
Monday in January.
Authorizing the Firstßeformed Pres
byterian Church of Pittsburgh to remove
bodiet from the;burying ground attached
to the building and sell - the property. •
Increasing the _capital of Allegheny
Gas Company to $500,000.
Authorizing Jones Ferry, Allegheny,
to make another landing. •.
Authorizing Carrier Seniinary to bor
row money. -
Repealing second section of act , of 1868.
relative to -election precincts in Alle
A communication was received from
the Governor. mominating Wein •Forney
for State Librarian for the next three
- . BILLS, INTRODUCED. , •
By Mr. GRAHAM f - Relative to mtlni
cipal li ens in Allegheny city ; relatly to
certain ordinances In Allegheny; athoil
izing East Birmingham to exem p t its
coupon bonds from municipal tax tion,
and levy a tax for maintaining a fir de
partment; authorizing Bellevue borough
- to leyll'an extra tax and' prohi bit.the sale
of liquor; incorporating the Auddbon
mining company; annulling the trust by
H. H. B Thompson of: Allegheny, to
Thomas B. Hamilton, April sth, 1865.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
. 3IAGILL DIVORCE CASE.
Mr. WILSON introduced a bill divorc
ing William Magill and his wife LaVisa,
'of Pittsburgh.i . • .
Supplement to the,State road from Ta
rentum io GbocheEll•AliaghehY. 1
Empowering, the. Court, of Common
Pleas of ..Venang.o to open judgMent
against W. A 4 .llali t tax collector in Corn
Authorizing Etna borough, Allegheny
•:county, to borrow money and levy t x.
Changing the time of holding elections
:in Warren ()minty to the day of the gen
oral election. ' • .
Securing • farmers and unsuspecting
classes in Erie county against frau in
•the sale of patent •righttG, , ) ,
Proventing the destruction of oft pro
ducing wells by water from non-pr` due
ing or unfinished wells in Venango.
Passed to second reading. -
onacciEn OPP THE CALENDAR.
Mr. HONG, of Phila., objected off the
.calendar a supplement authorizing the
•Guardians of the Poor of Pittsburgh to
increase the securities of Treasurer.
On motion of Mr. BROWN, of Clarion,
• the use ft the House was tendered. the
Pennsylvania.Editorialt Convention this
On motion of Mr. CORNMAN, of Cum
berland, the — members of the Editorial
Convention were invited to seats on, the
Aloor of the House.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
WASHINGTON, February 2, 1869
The President replied to-day to the
resolution of Representative Robinson,
of New. York, calling - for the Correspon
dence between the 'Government of Great
Britain and the 'United States relative to
Costello and Warren; naturalizad citizens
of the united States now imprisoned in
Great Britain. having been convicted of
treason and felony. Minister Johnson
encloses a letter from Costello, dated
Chatham Prison, in relation to his con
viction. Mr. Johnson replied on the 4•12
of November, and, stated he should not
fail to send it to Washington as request
ed. Mr. Johnson does nut offer any re
marks on this and similar cases. As
official copies of the trial of War
ren,- Halptne. Costello and McCafferty
has recently reached him, he trusted he
would soon be able to send to Secretary
Seward a brief but faithful summary of
thetn, with some observations on each.
The correspondence with Lord Stanley
and others, enclosed, has heretofore been
published, and no additional , docutnents
are transmitted giving new official facts
on the subject. _
The Secretary of the Treasury has de
cided that wheat of the United States is
not ltable to duty on account of tranship
ment from vessels of transportation from
One United States port to another through
continuous foreign water, owing to the
wreck of vessels.
LANDS TO RAILROADS, ETC.
' The Secretary of the Interlor,, in reply
to a resolution of the Senate, states the
quantity of lands certified to States, ter
ritories and corporations Tor railroads,
canals and wagon roads, ,to date' at about
twenty-seven million acres.
WILL NOT BE A CANDIDATE.
Gen. Hancock persistently r fuses to
becomes candidate for Gkiverno of Penn
sylvania. or to interfere with th local pol
itics of the State so long as h may re
main in the army. •
GRANT IN ITS FAVOR,
A special says Gen. Grant, in conver
sation today, urged the early passage of
the Constitutional amendment which
passed the House on Saturday., . •
The Preaiderit nominated to the Senate
Thomas S. Wilson.. of California, to be
Con - sul at C2penhagen.
NEW YORK CITY
Class B Warehouses Closed—Murderer of
Sheriff ilircutt, of Michigan, Discov
ered—Libel Case of Postmaster Coos—
The Rogers Murder.-
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
• NEW Yong, Feb. 2, 1869.
Collector Shook, who is also Collector
in charge of exports,' has received In.
stractiorus under which beim now causing
to be cloied all class ~B " warehotisCs In
this city heretofore need for storage of
tobacco in bond. The tobacco contained
in them is being transferred to separate
bonded warehouses established for its re
Edward Francis alias Gus Shaw alias
Stephen Boyle, who was arrested while
about to perpetrate a robbery at the
store of S. F: Squire; No. 182 Bowery,
has been identified as the murderer of
Sheriff Orciftt, of Kalamazoo, Michigan,
who was shot fn - front of the jail by the
accused and a confederate named Hugh
In the United States District Court to
day, the libel Snit of Isaac Cook, form
erly postmaster of Chicago, againitt the
New York Tribune. Associatiqn, for
an- alleged libel,:was set down, 1:13 , the
Court for trial on Thursday of this week.
The government officers have seized
the large distillery of A. B. Rnalrens, in
Thirty-seventh street, on the ground
that the alleged owners were engaged in
defrauding the government of tax on
It is said the- men,Maher and Riley,
arrested yesterday, ill be able to prove
an alibi by the police themselves, be
cause, on the morning of the Rogers
murder, after having been released at
half-past six, they were compelled to
shovel snow from the sidewalk in front
of the station house for half an liour.
Shoemakers' Strike—Park and Mali
- yard—A Soroolo Row, •
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
Cnicaoo, , February 2.—The shoema
kers of the city are on a strike. It was
caused by a large firm requiring more
work done each day for which the shoe
makers,demanded and.were refused live
dollars a day. An effort is 'being made
to establish a co-operative factory, with
a capital of one hundred thousand dol
lars in ten dollar shares
The Common Council have adopted the
Park and Boulevard bill and urge the
Legislature to pass it. The Board of
Trustees of Colfaxville, a suburb of this
city, through which the proposed Boule
vard will pass, have resolved to co-ope
rate and unite in urging its passage by.
Governor Marshall, of Minnesota, yes
terday called the attention of the Legis
lature to the unpaid debt of the State in
curred by loaning its credit to railroads.
He recommends the appropriation of
five hundred thousand acres of the in
ternal improvement land for the cancel
. The Sorosis organiiitions of this city
are hating a lively" quarrel. 'Both, in
tend holding a Woman's Suffrage Con-
Ventidn on the ltth and 12th Mats. Anna
Dickinson who lectures here, is also ex
pected to addressi both'Conventions at tile
same time. 4 •
Flood in Connecticut—Lives Lost.
(By Telegraph to the ?Roberto tlazette.)
BETUEL, Corm., February 2.—Fifteen
lives were lost by the flood to-day by
drowning and the intense cold. Up to
this houteleven bodies have been found;
and four persona are missing. Three
men were standing on OLIO of.the bridges
watching the water as it: rushed down,
but before they could reach the shore the
bridge upon which, they were standing
was carried away -•and they 'were all
drowned. A lady,beooming terrified at
the freshet was drowned by imprudently
attempting to leave her house while it
was surrounded with water and high
cakes of ice.
PITTSBURGH, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1869.
FOUR O'CLOCK. A.' M.
SENATE: Woman Suffrage
Question I aid Aside—Consu
lar Diplomatic Appttopria-
Hon Bill—Sharp Passage Be.'
tween Messrs. Sumner,Patter
son and Hendricks. HOUSE:
Pension Regulation Bill Re
Railroad Bonds as Security—
East River Bridge Bill Passed
—Fenian-Americans in Eng.
lish , Prisons—lndian ApprO
priation Bill—lnternal Rev
enue Bill Considered at the
[By Telegraph to the Plttstnrgh Gazette.)
WASHINGTON, February 2, 1859
The Judiciary Committee was dis
charged from the further consideration
of Woman Suffrage.
The House bill giving pensions of fifty.
dollars - to the widows of Generals Bid
well and Heckman was passed.:
A resolution was adopted calling on
the President for the correspondence' of
Admiral Davis relative to the Paraguay
an difficulties: •
After some unimportant business, the
Senate, at the expiration of the; morning,
hour, took up the Consular appropria
The pending amendment was that of
Mr. PATTERSON, - of New Hampshire,
to reduce the annual pay of the Judges
and Arbitrators appointed under the
treaty of 1862 with Great Britain, lbr the
suppression of the slave trade, to one
hundred dollars and fifty dollars re
A long discussion followed, during
which Mr. PATTERSON expressed sur
prise at the words and tone of the Sena
tor from Masachusetts, in comparing him
to the traitor Slidell, because he brought
forward this proposition for retrench
ment. His record was not so long as that
of the gentleman from Massachusetts,
nor so brilliant, but such as it was, it
was known to hisconstituente and noth
ing that gentleman could utter would
tarnish that record at home pr abroad.
The &meter was not the keeper of his
political creed or character, and he was
under no ,obligations- to. defend his po
litical orthodoxy, becaithe the Senator
called for it in Senate..
Mr. , SUMNER said, it was ,past his
comprehension what the Senatorimeant.
He bad made no allusion- to, the Senator's
orthodoxy, bat simply exorteseti regret
at his course upon the prepSical question
before the Senate...'
_:_Mr. HENDRICKS laid,,this is pimply
a proposition-tosame4llWO to the Treas.
ury, which it is propopseoll' expend
without any benefit to the country or the
world. Theßenator from Massachutaitts
undertakes to prevent this Saving, -by
saying that Mr John Slidell made the
same proposition years ago.
Mr. SUMNER—I did not say that. I
said he made a similar proposition. - .:
Mr. HENDRICKS—WeII, sir; witat did
that mean? Simply that the Senator from
Massachusetts, as a leader here, thought
he was putting the political lash over
the shoulders of some Senators. Ido
not know bow men feel when the lash
is brought over their shotilders in-that
way. I-de not think that a man has a
right in political discussion to attempt to
prevent the exercise of another's iudg
ment by using the lash as the Senator
from Massachusetts does, as though some
body !Mould be afraid to support a pro
position, because long years ago Mr. Sli
dell made a similar one. • The Senator
from Massachusetts then undertakes to
show that we are technically bound by a
treaty to 'hake this appropriation, and
again he raises the „lmh. He feels pro
found regret that a Senator from New
England should make so ill-considered
a proposition as this amendment in favor
of the slave trade. Mr. Hendricks then
spoke in favor of the amendment.
Mr. MORTON, •after some remarks,
moved an amendment providing that
they shell, In paid .onlyfor the time
they are at their Tits.: '
Mr. SUMNER t ought the amendment
6f the • Senator= froM 'lndiana. met tha
After au animated discussion of points
of order, which lasted over an hour, Mr.
Patterson'a amendment was voted down
and Mr. Morton's adopted.
The Committee on Finance were dis
charged from the further consideration
of the bill to regulate the payment of
The Committee on Foreign Relations
were discharged from the further con
sideration of the bill to prevent aliena
tion to foreigners Of grants or Iprivileges
from the United States, Mr. Doolittle's
Joint resolution in relation to laving tele
graph cables, and Mr. Morton's resolu
tion to prevent the landing of foreign
submarine cables without authority of
o:ingress. - •
Mr. WILLIAMS, from the Committee
onLFinance, reported , the House bill in
regard to manufacturers, with; amend
ments, so as to provide merely 'that all
totes upon naval maehinery for the gov-, ,
ernment, which had not 'accrued before
last April, shall be remitted.
Mr. SUMNER, from the. Committee
on Foreign Relations, reported a bill
providing that in•thei' stiOulations under
which telegraphic lines or cables.shail
be allowed to land Within the jurisdio
don of the United States our Government
is to have the eatge„ prlvtleges as any
other ,government, end - alisb to have the,
priority for its uaesaages and to select an.
operator to sena themoinkpri*oribe rates
forlts and otherMessageti Under these
conditions the consent- pf Congress\,is
of Wiles, depend
ent upon the grant of a similar right to
American companies by fokeign coun
• Mr. CAKE introduced a.bill to author
ize the transfer of lands granted to the
Union Pantile Railroad,Eastern Division,
between Denver and the point of its con
nection with the Union Paciflo Railroad
and the Denver Pacific Railroad; to ex
pedite the completion of the railroad to
Denver, Colorado. Referred to the Com
mittee on Pacific Railroad.
Mr. WILSON introduced a bill to
authorize the consolidation of Infantry
regiments and for other purposes. Re-
ierred to Committee oh Military A frairs.
It directs the Secretary of War, when
ever any Infantry regiment falls below
the strength deemed necessary to its ef
ficiency, to consolidate it with another,
and assign its ()Ewers to duty as fast as
vacancies occurred; bu 4 the ri tuber of
Infantry regiments shall not e reduced
below thirty; The bill auth rizes the
Secretary of War to offer for s. le certain
real property of the United States at
Harpers Ferry, Virginia, and at Rome,
New Yo k, and makes some r gulations
in regar to bounties under t e Act of
July 28. 1866, the moat imports tof which
is that claims therefor must. b present
ed before next September.
Mr. WILSON introduced a iro
lutiob to submit to. the Legi I
the several States for ratilicati 1
lowing articles of ameudme t
"Arm. 15, Sec. I—All the Idents of
the United States, residents o , The sev
eral States 'now or trereafte compre
hended In the Union, of t e ale of
twenty-one years and upwaad , of sound
mind, shall be entitled to an equal vote
in all elections in the State wherein they
shall reside, (the period of such resi
dence as a qualification for voting to be
decided by each State,) except such citi
zens as have been. engaged in rebellion
or insurrection, or shall be duly con
victed of treason or other - 'infamous
6, Sec. 2. The Congress shall have pow er
to enforce by appropriate legislation the
provisions of this article.
"ART. 16. Sec. 1. The right of citizens
of the United States to hold office shall
not be denied or abridged by the United
States, or any State, on account of race,
color or previous condition of servitude.
H&c. 2. The Congress shall have power
to enforce by appropriate legislation the
provisioni of this article," -
Mr. HENDERSON introduced a bill
to establish a Department of Home Af
fairs, the Department to have charge of
the General Land Office, mining inter
est, Indian affitirs, Bureau of Freedmen
and Abandoned Lands, and the Bureau
of Educ tion. Adjourned.
E OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The I,bill relating. to the operations of
the Pension law was taken up.
NIBLA.CK. withdrew his motion to
Several amendments v. ere offered.
The bill was then ordered printed and
Mr. SHANKS offered a resolution di
recting the Secretary of the Treasury,
in all cases where the Government has
aided in constructing railroads, to with
hold bonds sufficient to secure the con
struction of a first class road. Referred
to Committee on Appropriations.
Mr. PAIIiE, from Committee on Re
construction, offered a resolution calling
on the Secretary of War ` for information
as to whether any district commander
has turned over for trial or punishment
to the civil authorities of any recon
structed State any persons who has been
tried, convicted and sentenced by a mil
itary tribunal. Adopted.
Mr.. COOK, from the Conimittee
Roads and Canals, reported a bill to es
tablish a bridge across the Fret River,
between the cities of-Brooklyn and New
York. It directs that •the bridge, to be
constructed under an act of the New
York Legislature,' shall be; when com
pleted in accordance with said law of
New York, a lawful structureand post
road for the conveyance of the malls of
the United States.
After discussion, Mr. DELANO offered
an amendment providing that nothing
contained in this act should be construed'
to legalize any structare that would
materially injure the navigation of the
The amendment was agreed to and the
Ou motion of Mr. ROBLNSON, the
House proceeded to business on the
The first business taken up was a mes
sage from the President trausmittmg the
correspondence called for by a resolution
by Mr. Robinson in December last, In
reference to the cases of Costello and
Warner. United States citizens impris
oned in Great Britain.
Mr. ROBINSON addressed the House
at considerable length, insisting that the
honor of the American nation was in
volved in the question.
Mr. CBANLER also - addressed the
House on the same subject.
Finally the correspondence was refer
red to the Committee on Foreign Affairs,
with leave to report at any time.
The Senate a mend manta to the House
bill declaring vacant the offices held by
disqualified persons in the unrecon
structed States, were concurred In.
The HouSS - then went into a Committee
of the Whole, Mr. Wilson, of lowa, in
the chair, and resumed the consideration
of the Indian appropriation
After being about two hours in session,
the Committee rose:
- Mr. LAWRENCE asked leave to offer
a joint resolution to amend the Constitu
tion of the United States, for reference to
the Committee on Judiciary.
Mr. RANDALL objected.
The resolution reads; "No State shall
make or enforce any, law which shall
deny or abridge to any male citizen of
toe United States, of the age of tiventv
one years or over and is of sound mind,
and who has resided in such State. one
3 ear, and, has complied with such regu.
'Miens equally applicable to all electors
as to registration and. local residence not
greater than one year, as may be pre
scribed by law, an equal right to vote by
aballot, t all. electioniin such State, ex
cept only to such as have aided or par
ticipated in or may aid or, participate in
inaurtection or rebellion against the
United States or any State, or to such as
shall be duly convicted of treason, felony
or infamous crime."
The House then took a recess until
half-past seven, the evening session to be
confined exclusively, to the consideration
of the Internal Revenue bill. -
Evening Session. —Th e
O use met a17:30
in Committee of. the Whole, 'Mr. Soho'.
field - in the and proceeded-hi the
consideration of the Internal Revenue
bill. commencing at the point where it
was left off last session, viz: Section 121.
The tax on gross receipts of theatres
was increased to throe per cent., and the
specific tax, on seating capacity struck
out. I .
Mr. SCHENCK on behalf of the Com
mittee, of . Ways d Means, moved to
strike out sectlo s "128 - to 138, Inclusive,
relating to ruiner oil, they having been'
rendered unnece ry by the act of last session. , ,
" Mr. HOOPER Moved to retain the 132 d
aeotion, • which provides penalties for
mixing oils with dangerously inflimma
Mr. MOORHEAD moved a substitute
for all the petroleum sections, belug a
seyLion or a tall prepared by the Petrolenta Inspectors in consequence of the
tlisastroun coili,tou on the Ohio river.
and which proposes the inspection of all
Petroleum to ascertain that it is not
mixed with dangerous compounds.
Mr. HOOPER moved to amend the sub
stitute by making It unlawful to convey
any coal oil or petroleum on any rail
road train. steamer or other conveyance
while carrying passengers.
The last t w•o amendments were rejected
and M. Schenck's adopted.
Mr. SCHENCK said the sections from
139 to 326 related to tobacco, snuff and
spirits. He moved to strike them out
and substitute for them the law of last
session, taxing those articles.
Without disposing thereof, the Com
mittee, rose and the House adjourned.
u the rol
a to the
NEWS BY CABLE.
(B Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l
LONDON, February 2.—A heavy gale
and rain storm prevailed • throughout
Great Britain. yesterday. _Much damage
was caused by small streams overflow
lug their banks. Several marine disas
ters occurred, but no lives are reported
LONDON, February 2.—Theris reason
to believe the Ministry in their forthcom
ing budget will reduce the army and
nary estimates .£1.000,000 each.'
LONDON, February 2—Evcning.—The
Grand Jury has found true bills of in.,
di ctment againt the Direetors of Overend,
Gurney Co., for conspiracy to defraud
the l 7hareholders of the company.
MADRID, February 2.—lt is probable
Marshal Prim, Gen. Serrano and Senor
Rivero will constitute the proposed Dl
rectory. All those opposed to the mon
archy base their hopes on the pgrform
ance of the Directory when once estab
Reinforcements to the number of five
thousand sailed last week for- Havana.
MADRID, February 2. Monsignor
Franche, the Papal Nuncio, departed
from Madrid last Sunday on his way to
Rome, but explanations having been:
made he has been induced to return, and
was to-day received by the Governor of
the city and conducted to his official res
idence. Tne Cortes will probably make
great reductions in the endowment of
the clergy and in expenditures for the
LONDON, February 2.--Dispatchesfrom
the Continent to-day report a bloody bat
tle between the Turks and Montenegrins,
near Nikschitza. No Particulars.
- 1 - MARINE NEWS.
QUEEN-stow :4, February 2.—lhe steam ! ,
ship,Clty of Antwerp, from New York,
QUEENSTOWN, February 2.—The steam
er Moravian, from Portland, arrived to
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Lo2inos, February 2.—Eaeriing.—Cula
solo '9314: - American securities- quiet.
.Five-Twenties 76N. SLqcks quiet: and
fluctuations wide; Erie - 25K; Multi 93;
Atlantic and Great Western 43.
LxvErtrooL, February 2.—Cotton firm;
middling uplands 11jg on the spot and
12@124 afloat; Orleans 12d.; sales 15,000
bales. 'California White Wheat lls, - sd.
©lls. 6d.:' red western 9s. 9d. Floor
265. Corn, mixed 345., old 325. 6d.@325.
9d for, new. Oat's 83. 6d. Barley ss.
Peas 445. Pork 975. 6d. Beer 10.55. Lard
78s. Cheese 745. Bacon 595,',6d. Spirits
Petroleum S!4d.; refined 2d: .Tallow 465.
6d. Turpentine 30s. 9d. Linseed Oil is
firmer but no higher.
Lori DON, Februsry 2.—Tallow 475.
Sperm Oil' 95 for Calcutta. Linseed Oil ,
58 on the spot. Petroleum, at Antwerp,
58%(itE19 francs. 1 1Cotton at Havre un
Februiry 2.-Bourse firmer;
lientea 70f 80c.
FRANKFORT, February 2.—Evening.—
American Bonds higher; Five-Twenties
The Alabama Treaty—Opposition to Rat.;
(ByTelegraph fo the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
NEW YORE, February 2.—lt is stated
that almost universally the individual
sentiment of' Congress is opposed to the
ratification of the protocol of the Alaba
ma treaty, in the form in which it now
exists, and that there can be no doubt that
this feeling will find legislative expres
sion when the Unie comes, and that there
will be a non-concurrence in the treaty
stipulations so far as the English counter
claims to our demands are Concerned.
The few stray words of General Grant a
few days ago, that , it was not a mere
question of dollars and cents for 'a few.,
ships burned, but a question of the 'de
struction of our commerce, met with
hearty approval everywhere, an that the
fate of the impending protocol may, be
regarded as sealed. It is generally felt.
that Mr. Reverdy Johnson has been
somewhat hasty in the entirej trans
action, and the Senate will never agree
to the settlement of the Alabama busi
ness on the basis proposed,
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
MESI PHIS, February 2.—Wm. Noe,
second steward of the steamer W. A.
Caldwell, was shot through the head and
instantly killed, this, morning, by Ar
thur Cartwright, porter on the samd
boat. The difficulty grew out of their
mutual admiration for a chambermaid..
Cartwright escaped into the city, and is
not yet captured.'
The train from Madison, Ark., brought
in a large number of refugees from Crit
tenden county, fleeing from a party of
negroes who represented themselves as
militia. They hung -a planter named
Gibson this morning, and • committed
every, species of vandalism.
, This Canadian Amnia Whalen.
(By Telegraph to the Pateburgh Oazette.
OITAWA, February 2.—A. cable dis
patch has teen received from England
stating the Whalen appeal case could not
be taken before the Judicial Committee
of the Privy Council. When this infor
mation was conveyed to Whalen, to-day,
he at once sent fer a priest, and it is ex
pected he will wake a confession.
—Reports are current in Springfield and
Quincy, Illinoia,_that Hon. J. N. Morris.
of the latter city, has been tendered the
portfolio of tho Interior Department.
The Illinois Slate Register credits the
-I;eneral Grant is expected to arrive
in Philadelphia td-morrow.
—Janies Maher and Edward Reilly are•
the names of the men lagt arrested iry
New York city as the assassins of
—Gov. Hays, of Ohio, declines to in
terfere with the sentence of the Court in
the case of Lewis Davis, condemned to
be hanged at Cleveland to-morrow. '
—The College building , at Adroit],
Michigan, was partially destroyed by
fire Sunday morning. Most of the con
tents were saved. Loes120,000; immr
—The remains of Captain Lewis Mc-
Clean Hamilton, who was killed in Gen.
Custar's battle with Black Kettle's band
of Indians, are en route to P ughkeetede,
—The charter election at Buriington,
lowa, on Monday, resulted in the 0113c
tion of Mr. Bell, Republican, for Meyer.
The Council stands four Republicans and
four Democrats. "
—The ship Duke of iEdinburg and the
United States steamer Gen. McPherson
collided, on Monday hi San Francisco
harbor. The latter was extensively and
the former slightly damaged.l
—A resolution was' introduced in the
New York Assembly, yesterday, in
structing the delegation of the State in
Congress to press the payment in full-of
boutties to volunteers, even to those
who sf rved only three-fourths of their
term of enlistment.•
•A violent snow storm prevailed
throughout the, northwest on Monday.
At St. Paul fifteen inches of snow fell,
at Lacrosse twelve inches, at Winona
eighteen, inches, - and at • other points a
less amount, and at'St. Louis and points
in Missouri and Kansas rain has fallen
—A resolution has been adopted in the
New York Legislature to appgint a com
mittee to investigate the case of the
increase of capital stock by the great rail
way companies of that State, and report
what legislation Is necessary to protect
the rights of Stockholders and prevent
secret issues of stock. - •
—Serious Indian troubles have occur
red at Sitka. Alaska Territory. A diffi
culty occurring the Indians raised the
red flag, but Gen. McMahon threatened
to bombard the Tulle() and the chiefs sur
rendered. A few days subsequent,
number of Indians, while leaving the
harbor in a canoe. contrary to orders,
were •fired on • and seven killed and four
—General Grant is reported to have
replied to a Congressman, who iitil
sinuated that President Johnson would
not ride with him to• the Capitol on, in
auguration day, as follows: ''There .is
a constitutional requirement which ren
ders it necessary for me to go to the Capi
tol• on inauguration day to be sworn,in,
but I know of no requirement which ren
ders It necessary for Mr. - Johnson to go
.there to be mustered out." •
of Revenue ofriclalagt
New York show that wealthy trustees of
up-town churches have used money, set
.apart exclusively for church purnoseSt
for investment in stocks through faver
ite brokers.' One efticial estimates'that
at least ;2,000,000 of church tunds sre
thus invested, while the names of the
real capitalists never appear In public.
A Baptist clergyman is known to have
speculated largely in stocks, and he
spends Lunch of his time among brokers.
It is also stated that a number of the
churches ha& been mortgaged for the
purpose of obtaining money to be used in
—Preparations for the Upper Missouri
river trade for the coming season are be-
ing made. It is believed the business;
will be larger than last year, and the late
action of the underwriters in requiring
steamers to come up to a certain stand
ard of strength gives assuranceof greater
security, _to property than heretofore.
There will also be discrimination between
aide-wheel and stern-wheel boats, end'
between. officers who are experience '
and inexperienced in the trade!
The government will also transac
its business upon principles differ
ent from those which -have hereto
fore prevailed. Instead of contracting
with the lowest bidders, General Don
aldson, Chief Quartermaster of the Mili
tary Division, will select his own boats
ft,r the service, and will give preference to
tnose commanded by their owners. 'The
government last year lost.about a million
dollars worth of property by the sinking
of inferior boats, which will be' avoided
this year, if poasible, by the selection of
the best steamers and most reliable -offi
cers. Thirteen side wheel and - fifteen
stern wheel boats are already nursed . to
leavetor.Fort Benton as soon as naviga
non, opens, and others may be added.
Markets by Telegraph.
CHICAGO. Februhry 2.—ln the after
noon wheat was firm and a shade higher;
sales of No. 2 spring at $1,15a1,15X, clos
irik at the outside figure. Corn and oats
neglected , and' prices nominally 'un
changed. At the evening board there
were small sales of wheat, at $1,15% for
sellers for this month, and at $1,16 for
sellers for this month after this week.
Provisions quiet. but firm; sales, of 200
bbls mess pork, buyer for this month, at
$32,50.' and 500 bbls Milwaukee prime
mess at $28,50; sales ot 100,0e0 lbs dry
salt shoulders, buyer for the month, at
13iAc; sales of 400 tierces of sweet pickled
'hami at St. Louis, buyer for February,
at 1634 c
BUFFALO, January 2.—Flour is inac
tive and unchanged. Wheat is neglect
ed and nominal. Corn is in fair demand
for new, with sales of 15 cars on track, 10
at 78c, and sat 80a81c. Oats nominal at
64a55c. ' Rye is held at - about $1,35. Bar
ley Is'nominal at $2,10. Mess-Pork; sales
were made at $3l. and held at the close
of the market at $31,50. Lard, ,20Xa21c.
~lighwi,.es are nominal at 96c. Dressed
Hogs; packing season about over.:.,
• MEMI'IIIB,. February 2.--Cotton„firm
at 28o; the receipts were 17,802 bales
and eipotts 1,493 bides. - Flour market
unchanged. Corn 70c. Oats 72a75c. Hay
$24a25; - Bran 25. Corn Meal $3,25. Pork.:
$32. Lard 20a22. Bulk Meats steady;
shoulders 14, olear aides 17X; dressed.
- hogs 12a13.
Naw February 2.-Cotton
yc higher, middlings at 28a28V 4 c; sales
or 490 bales," receipts 'Of 3,731 bales. Su.-
gar active, common 10101014 c, prime
1234a130, yellow clarified 1434a150. Mo
lasses inactive, common 60a870, prime 67
a6Bo, choice 69a70c.
Sax Pliarunsco, February 2.—Fkinr—
export sales at 54,75a5,75. Wheat at PIN
al,BO. Legal Tenders, 7414.