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H ItISETJJ 4 .
Proceedings of the Legislature
—Dille Passed Finally in Sen
engaged on Private Calendar.
rßy Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gaietti.l
HARRISBURG, _Feb. 9, 1839.
RILLS PASSER FINALLY.
A supplement for'the Uniontown Gas
I and Water Company, authorizing an ad
ditional loan of twelve thousand dollars.
Giving new wards of Alleklieny city
the right to compensation from old wards
Out of which they were created, for school
Extending the time for the payment of
the enrollment tax of the Youghiogheny
Gas dr, Coal Company:
Revoltlng trust executed by H. H. B.
) Thompson, of Allegheny, to Thos. B.
Hamilton, April 5th;1865.
Authorizing School Dir ectors of Eliz
abeth township, Allegheny county, to
examine and pay , bounty claims.
Authorizing the 'Burgess and Town
Council of Eastßirmingham to grade,
pave and macadamizestreets, lanes and
slips, and to assess costs.
Relative to municipal liens of Alle
city, to be filed in District Court..
Authorizing East Birmingham to ex
empt coupon uonds from municipal tax,
and to levy a tax for the maintenance
of the fire department and to pay for gas
used by ttie Borough.
Authorizing Pleasantville, Venango
county, to increase the Borough taxes.
Authorizing the Pennsylvania at New
York Canal and Railroad Company to
issue preferred stock.
Paying damliges awarded to Alleghe
ny Agricultural Society.
Authorizing Jones Ferry Company, of
Pittsburgh, to make another landing.
BILL BE FEATBD.
The bill extending the road laws of
'',McClure township to CkiliotownshiP,
'.l'egheny county, was defeated.
By Mr. Git.A.HAM Eitending Alla
iheny city Grading and 'Paving Law,
passed April sth, 1.849, to' Tarentuni; en
abling the School Directorif of Birming
ham to. barrow an addition 860,000 to
erect: school building; incorporating
Corry. Manufacturing and Lumber Com
-- By .Mr. - incorporating the
Mast End Gas ComPany, of Pittsburgh,
with ,a capital of :1200,00U, as recommend
4id by Pittsburgh Councils; by resolution
bf .l''ebrutary second; relating to inter
ments in Trinity 'church yard, Pitts
burgh, for remodeling grounds; regulat
ing election of directors of railroad com
panies and preventing frauds therein,
.abollishing proxy voting, voting for
money, and providing for oath and chal
lenges; making a uniform rule in courts
in darting the time of stay of execution,
being from return day of original pro
• -By Mr. FISHER: Incorporating the
linited`7Brethreu , Aid Society' of Penn
syjszinixt. ' , •
By Mr. SEARIGIT : InCOrPorating
the Kellory Run Railroad Company.
Mr, BECK, - -from"_Lyconaing, for in
.crease of Governor's and Judges salaries.
Mr. LOWRY, thirty-one petitions, em
bracing over three thousand citizens of
Crawford kid Venango, for a new county
out of parts of Forest, Venango, (7raw
ford And Warren counties, to be called
Mr; BROWN, of Mercer: Remon
stranee against the same.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
The Houso was occupied all the after
noon in the firit reading of bills on the
private calendar, numbering over. ono
hundred, and.a . ijourned withoytt action
•on any of them.
Railroad Stock Proxies,
ITABRISBUIZG, February 9.—The bill
introduced into the State Senate to-day,
- IS inrendul to prevent the Erie Railroad
Cohapany using. proxies which they have
obtained in Europe to elect the now
Board of Direotors of the Fort Wayne
rallroad, and was referred to Railroad
NEW YORK CITY.
- 4,0y - Telegrapb tc the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
Nnw- Yomr, February 9, 1868.
- • James T. Brady died to-day of paraly
sis. He was seized with the' disease on
Sunday, and became speechless Mon
day, but was otherwise in the possession
, Cf his faculties until five o'clock this
morning, when he became unconscious
and shortly after breathed his last. Ail'
the Courts adjourned to-day in respect to
his meniory. A Meeting of the bar wilt
• be held on Thursday, and the funeral
• will take place on Saturday.
London papers announce the failure of
- Mikan; Melb•ourne & o.,""merelsants,
- with liabilities to' he 'amount :Of half a
million pounds sterling, and the suspen
siba of Mard t Co., or Bradford, Eng
land, liabilities heavy.
In this case of Belmont and Lucke vs.
the Erie Railroad Cntapany, before, the
Supreme Court, judgb Cardozo decided
that the direotors have power to- issue
convertible bonde and convert them into
:Mock, although tkozvamourit of, t3toek is
thereby beyond that •, Axed by the
charter; that the siefcitholdeWCan
not maintain -the bill
directors "Troin the exercise of their
corporate powers, or to appoint a re
ceiver, and , as a consequence the ap
pointment of Judge Davi ee he - Teee i vur
was unauthorized and void.
This evening a fire originated In build
ing-No. 65, Liberty street, owned and oc
cupied by Bowen & Co.. printers and
stationers, who lost Kw; The fire ex .
tended to the third and fourth floors of
No.o;''occupied' by Peek & Winched],
who lost 86,590. and Jourdan.fancy goods,
loss 8800 Other parties" 'suffered less
darriage. Total loss, 810,000, partially
qi !1.11 traeivoo r f ay ße i p ort re y se - nt , a a t . i yes. Lost—yeas
Mr. DIXON renewed his inot'on to
o amend by striking out "iegis'atbres - and
insertine: the word "conventions," so as
to require the ratification of the amend- -
moot by conventions.
A discussion of the general question of
the pollnY and propriety cf the proposed
amendment again among up, and was
participated in by Messrs. Doolittle, Con
ness, Fessetrien, Hendricks, Morton,
Sumner and Norton.
Mr. WILLIAMS iirved the necessity
of excluding Chinamen froin citizenship
and political power in this country, lest,
having these, they should come in such
numbers as to take possession of the
whole Pacific Coast.
Mr. SHERMAN thought the best form
of amendment would be one making l the
right to vote and hold office equal and
universal for all men who have reached
a certain age.. and not otherwise dis
Mr. CORBETT referred to his amend
ment • excluding from the operation of
the proposed amendment Chinamen and ;
Indians not taxed.
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. l WILSON moved _the " adoption of
his amendment, in these words: “No-i
discrimination shall be made in the
United States,' among the citizens of the
United States, in the 'excreta() of the elec
tive franchise or in the right to hold office
In any State, on account of color, race,
nativity, property or creed.'
Mr. TRUMBULL called attention to
the fact that this proposition would abol
ish the provision in the Constitution of
several States, requiring that the Gov
ernors of States shall be native born.
Mr. HOWARD thought it revolution
SENATE in Session all of Dion
'day Night and Until 11:40
A.lll. Yesterday Discus-in g the
Resumed at 12 1 / I .—Ohio River
ment Adopted—T/3e Proposed
Amendmenti, as Amended,
Adopted. HOUSE: The Wash
ington and New York )11111-
itary and Postal 'Railroad
Bill Reported with Amend
ments and 0/ dered Engrossed
—The Army Appropriation
and Tax Bills Further. Con
sidered in Committee of the
IBy Telegraph to the Plttsblrgh Gazette 4 •
WAIIINOTON, February 9, 1869.
Mr. D.VLS occupied an hour again in
Mr. SAWYER said if Mr. Davis )I lived
fora time in a reconstructed State,- lie
would see that the negro had the enins
of improvement in him; which w 4 I de
velope him under our institutions uto a
good and intelligent citizen.
At fotir A. at. Mr. MORTON too - the
floor, but yielded at the request f Mr.
Sumner for a motion to adjourn, Which
was lost--yeas; 12; nays, 25.
Mr. MORTON then read the larger por
tion of Mr. Sumner's speech, made 6 ftw
days ago on the amendment, adopting it
as his own, and applying Mr. Sinai per's
language used about slavery and ca4te to
what he called Federalism, under the
alias of human rights.
At six o'clock this morning, Mr._WIL
SON advocated the amendment.. After
fourteen years of struggle. in the Senate
Chamber, between Christianity, and Civ
ilization, and Retrogression, and Barbar
ism, the party of progress had received
the blessing of God, and had succeeded.
General Grant had beeu cheated.out of
New York, New Jerseyancl - Oregon, and
bullied out of Georgia anti. Louisiana,
yet the party had succeeded, and would
succeed to the end. He preferred the
amendment offered by himself two or
threl3 days SiDefi.
Mr. DRAKE offered an amendment
that no citizen of the United States shall,
on account of race, color or previc us ser
-by the United States or any
State denied the right to vote or hold
office. Mr. Drake claimed this wording
Mr. HOWARD opposed it.
Mr. EDMUNDS believed the Four
teenth Amendment already conferred
the right to vote and all other rights of
citizenship, and deprecated the attempt
of the Republican party to pass this
Mr. DRAKE argued that Mr. Ed- .
munds' VIOW of the effect of the Four
teenth Amendment was incorrect and
Mr. SUMNER was understood to take
the same view of the Fourteenth Amend
ment as Mr. Edmunds. • . , 1 -
.._Mr.'HOWARD said . this wasthe first
time claim was made that the Fourteenth
Amendment conferred the right to vale.
7:30 A. 3L—Mr. SUMNER moved to
adjourn. Lost—yeas 11, nays 37.
Mr. CR.-WIN said that at the time the
Fourteenth Amendment was passed it
was understood distinctly that it did not
confer the right to vote on any one.
Mr. YATES explained his position ou
the suffrage question.
Mr. MORRILL urged that a vote be
Mr. HENDRICKS defended the Demo
Mr. MORTON said if the amendment
was adopted, it would be by party ma
Mr. DRAKE'S amendment was then
rejected. .? ' • 1 •
Mr. HOWARD again offered his sub
stitute. Rejected-16 to 35.
Pending the question on the amend
ment by Mr. Warner, the Senate, at 11:39,
adjourned till 12.
The Senate met•at twelve o'clock.
Mr. MORTON introduced a joint reso
lution to prevent the building of any
bridge across the Ohio river with a cen
tral span of less than four hundred feet.
Refeered to the Committee on Postoffiee.
Mr. WILLIAM, from the _Military
Committee, reported, with amendtient,
the bill for the relief of certain drafted
men; also, a joint resolution directing
the Secretary of War to take possession
of the Gettysburg and Antietam National
Cemeteries; also, a resolution directing
the Committect 4 A- - MiiitneyeAttairs-to in
quire into - the - crjob`ratithfs I:fritlie-Fieed
men's Bureau fiotri...„JftqVi39 to .D.eFem
ber '6B: ' - 4 ' ''' • * - 4 ,1 •
Mr. WILSON, from the . Committee on
1 Pacific Rallroad, - made a minority report
on the Omnibus Railroad bill.
Mr. SHERMAN introduced a jointres.
elution giving the-assent of-the-United
-States to the construction of ltuf Pinein
nati and Newport bridge, on the condi
tion that it h'ave a l dpaii of four hundred
feet over the main channel, and -to: be
otherwise built in accordance with exist.
ing levis'. ' - , ' ',.' - ' --- -• ' :;'.'" -
Mr. WILSON, front, Military Commit,
tee, reported, witit ,ainentlinents, the
joint resolution relative to the bounties
of colored soldiers who entered the ger-.
Mee as slaves. As amended it provides
that such persons, who volunteered for
three years to serve as soldiers, and were
honorably discharged, shall receive the
same bounty as other soldiers.
The Senate resumed theeonsideratiem
of the joint - resolution proposing a Con
stitutionalamendment. • '
Mr. VICKERS moved an amendment
providing that no one should ha disfran
chised because of participation in the
late rebellion. Lost—twenty-one to thir
ty-two. . - - . 2
. Mr. BAYARD moved an amendment
confining the application of the provis
ion against the disfranchisement of vo
ters to United States officers, President,
Vice President and members or the
Mr. PATTERSON, New Hampshire,
opposed it, becanse it forbade the appli
cation of an educational test, in which
Mr. CONKLING thought it a revolu
tionary proposition, and pointed otit
many ways in which its operations would
be inconvenient or injurimis.
Mr. SHERMAN was in fai - er of sweep
ing away all State qualifications re
strictive of istiffrag6, •
Mr. WILSON'S amendment wait adopt
ed-31 to 27.
M. BUCKALEW renewed the amend
ment offered by him several days since,
viz : to add the following: "that the fore
going amendiniem shall be submitted for
ratification to the Legislatures of the sev
eral States, the most nurnerou, branches
of whichi shall have heen Chosen after
the passarefof this resolution." Reject
ed—yeas 17; nays 43.
The amendment of Mr. 'Dixon, to re
quire the ratification to he by Conventions
instw-id of by State legislatures was then
Mr. MORTON then offered the fol
lowing as an additional section : "Bacla
State shallapnointby a vote of the Pue
nte' thereof • qualified to vote for repre
sentatives in Congress, a number of elec
tors equal to the whole number of Sena
tors and Representatiyes, to which the
States. - entitled to iu the Con
grlaseamt filenatarei; Represeritative,
or person holding an offictrof trust or
profit under tbe.United States, shall be
appointed ran elector, and the Congress
shall have power to prescribe the man
ner in which such electors shall be
chosen ',by the people." Lost—yeas 27,
Mr. SUMNER offered as a substitute
the - bill submitted and printed some days
since in connection with his argument on
Yeas 9—Messrs. Sumner, Wade, Wil• -
son, Thayer, Edmunds, M'Donald, Nye,
Ross and Yates; Nays 46.
• The substitute offered previously by j
•Mr.'Warner sea's then voted , down.
The Constitutional Amendment having
been considered as in Committee of the
Whole, was reported to the Senate.
Mr. MORTON again offered hisamend
mem,' in regard to the• anode of choosing
electors for President and Vice Presi
dent... Adopted—yeas 37; .neys, .30.
Mr. ANTHONY moved to recommit
the Constitutionalamendment, with its
amendments,' , tto the Judiciary Com
Mr. STEWART—If that is - done, It
ends the bill. Let ns See the result.
Several•Senators:-- . ob, not • •
Mr. CRAGlN—Therti is no .doubt that
if the bill be recommitted now, that ends
it for this session, and any man who says
it does not, seems to we ought to know
The motion to recommit was lost-17
- Mr. WILSON moved to reconsider the
vote by which the bill was ordered to be
read a third time: Carried.
Mr. WILSON then moved to room
alder the vote by- which_ Mr. Morton's
atnendment.had been adopted. Lost
-25 to 28. • • - •
The joint resolution having . been or
dered read a third time, was then passed
by the following vote:
Yeas—Messrs. Abbott, Chandler, Cat
tell, Cameron,Cole, Conkling, Conness,
Cregin, Drae, 'Perry, Harlan, :Harris,
Howe, Kellogg, McDonald. Morgan, Igor
rill, (Vt.) Morrill, (Me.) Morton, Nye,
Osborn, Patterson, (N. H.) Peel, Ram
sey, Rice; Robertson, Ross, Sawyer,
Sherman, Spencer, Stewart, Thayer, VArt
Winkle, Wade, Warner, Welch,. Willey,
Williams, Wilson, Yate2---40, twb thirds.
• - .Waya—Messrs.;:Antlititty, Bayard, Cor
Dixon, Doolittle, Edmunds,
Fowler, Grimes, Hendricks, McCreary,
Patterson, (Tenn.,) Saulsbury, Sprague,
Vickers and Whyte-16. -
' Ttte,following is the amendment :as It
passed: "A joint resolution proposing
an amendment to the Constitution of the
' , Be 'l:o", Rooked, t By' inc; Senate and
Reuse of Representatives, two-thirda of
both Rouses concurring, that thrifollow
ing articles be proposed to the ' LeOsia
tures of the several States as amend
moms to ttm Constittition of the United
States, either of.loffhldir.4hati ratified by
three-four' ha Orsaid Legislatures, shall
be hold as a part of said Constitution:
"Ann= ]6- -No diserithinationshall
be made lit the United States among the
citizens of the United States in the exer
else of-the elective frailletiiser or ill the
_right to hold office, in any State, on ac=
count of race, color natlyttY, property,
education, or creed.
"Alvin' - le-The second clause of the
first sectio of the seoand:aiticle of the
Constltuti , u of .the United States shall
be ameede 1 to read as Follows : Each
State sbal - appoint, by a ' Vote of the
people q alined to vote for : , Repre
sentatiVea in Congrms, a number of
electors oil al to the -whole • nuniter 'of
Senators a d Representatives ,to,,which
the said State Atari 'be entitled' in ; Con
gress, but no Senator. or Representative,
or persoir 'llblding an office of trust, or
profit under the United States,- shall be
appointed an elector, and Congress shall
AY, 'l'Ellll - LTA Y .10, lE6y.
Lave newer to prtscrii; the manner in
wlncli such electors sha I be chosen by;
The joint-'resolution now goes to the 1
House tor concurrence,
At 5:30 v. M. the Scnete adjourned. .
HOUSE OF itEI'Aft.sENTATIVES:
The House took up the hill to authorize
the building of a military and. postal
railroad from Wie.fungtiai io New York.
Mr. McCARTIIy, having charge of
the bill in the absence of Mr: Cook, re
ported from the Committee on Roads and
Canals au amendment, striking out the
the fifth section of the bill, which author
izes the Company to, make railroad , con
nections with other companies, and to
amend the sixth section by making the
schedule time between Washington and
New York seven hours instead of six.
Mr. KERR spoke in opposition to. the
bill. He took the negative Side of the
proposition: Bas Congress the power to
under the Constitution to take charge of
all railroads that have ben built by pri
vate. enterprise? or ha it the power
under the Constitution to create corpora
tions for the purpose of constructing
highways in the States ? He denied that
it had the right to do so,-or to take away
from the citizens of the States all their
rights and guarantees under State laws.
The Capital he argued was riowtilled with
agents and emissaries of corruption. To
the legitimate subjects, of legislation
were to he added - the vast interests in
voLved in the railroad systems of the
and in the systems of canals,
which would soon follow, and insurance
and telegraph systems Then there
would spring into existence a new brood
of bureaus and departments to regulate
all those interests, and with them come
a fearful multiplication of officers and
clerks, and increasing swarms of corrupt
and infiunous Men, thieves, subsidy beg
gars, tariff monopolists, villainous
contractors, operators and ipeenlators.
Such agents of corruption would com
mand, if they did not till, seats in the
House of Representatives, would fill the
rolls of its employes with tools, muzzle
the, press, fill the reporters' gallery with
their corrupt defenders and apologists,
prevent - the exposure of their _schemes,
and deceive the people. This bill was
only a pioneer, an initial enactment, with
which it was hoped to break down the
constitutional barriers and inaugurate
the new policy. New and worse ones
would follow. Instead of breaking up
monopolies, this policy would pet ono
more_stupendouti in, extent an power
than any the world has. yet . een. It
would inevitably lead to coin Mations
among a feW of the great trun lines of
railway to make the less powe ful anti
latteral roads of the country su .sitliary
to them and pay them tribute.
Mr. KERR proceeded to rep v . to the
arguments . which Mr. Cook lad put
forth in support of the bill, and in con
clusion 'declared that the righ of the
States to regulate their own c °invade
policy in their own way, and protect
their own eit , zens in their
personal and fireside rights, i terests
and contracts, would become, la, the es=
tablishment of the principle Inv ived in
the bill, a: myth: It could not bo that
Congress possessed any mord Iglar to
impair the obligation of contra is than
the States. _
The debate was continued by Messrs.
Mecarthy,:cullom and Blair in upport
of the blll,'und by Messrs. Sit reaves,
Haight, Phillips, Kelly and Rebell
against it, the principal argum nts for
and against the measure being p esented
in the summary report of the peeches
of Mr. Cook last week and Mr. ,'err to
The debate was closed.
Mr..TWITCHELL moved to ay the
bill on the table. Negatived— eas tle,
The question waq taken on the I mend
ment striking out the fifth section which
authorizes the connection oft e line
with other lines now constructed I etween
Washington and New York.
The amendment was agreed to.
The amendment extending the sched
ule time from six to ,seven hours was
agreed to—yeaa 104, nays 01.
The bill was then ordered engrossed
and read a I third true. Not being en
grossed, it went to the Speaker's table.
The SPEAKER stated, after confer
ence with the Tellers appointed to count
the electoral vote to-morrow, he had
directed the Doorkeeper to reserve the
diplomatic gallery exclusively for the
Diplomatic Corps and families, and the
southwest gallery, to the .left of the
Speaker's chair, for the ladies of the
families of Senators and Representatives,
in each case until half past 12 o'clock, at
which time the reservation shall cease.
If there should be then any preissure for
seats. and there should then be any seats
unoccupied, the Doorkeeper would then
give to those desiring. This direction
had been given after conference with the
Tellers and in accordance with the usual
Mr. ORTH, by unanimous consent,
presented a letter from Messrs. Phelps
and Solomon, stationers of Washin' ton,
referring to some remarks make i de
bate some time ago by Mr. Ward, 3 hich
reflected upon them in their bnsine s re
lations as government contractors, and
reapectfully inviting a full investiga ion.
Mr. WARD said that iu the remarks
he hatiMade, be had not designed to be
any man's accuser, or defender. 11 . 4 had
been told that they had advantages elqual
to those aWarded to Dempsey and
O'Toole, rind, had beCome rich in th ser
vice of the • Governtnent, and' he bad
simply desired to'Calr the attention of
the Printing; Committee to the Amts.
Whenever 'he became satisfied of the
truth of the informatiOn lie had received,
he should, in:his own way itrld time, ask
an investigation in either this. or the
next Congress. Ho did ,not . propose to '
make any motion now nor to lie antici
pated.i by an its in the investigation
Which he 'night herea er seek.
'Mr. ORTH moved hat inasmuch as
the gentleman from , New York did not
desire to !press, the examination at this
Um:4. the letter-be laid-on the table.
Mr. PAINE insisted that: the letter
should be presented under the rule as a
petition, and objected to any further °On
sideration of it.
The SPEAKER stated, as unanimous
consent bad only beep asked for the
reading of it, it Was notitrefore the House
The Senate amendments to theeonsn
lar and-:Diplomatic Appropriation bill
were brought before , the House iby Mr.
SPAULDING, who reported them from
the,Committee on, :A propriations,
. a ndan
were disposed of..
TA() follewing were nn -concurred in :
To strike out 'the pro Igo consolidating
the missions to Central America; to in
crease the salary of the Mifilister resident
to the Argentine Republic; Inserting in
6ehe(lttle B, ainorni the C eisulates.
Mahe and Osaka; appropriating fi/,090
for Lilo Ceinefery at Acapulco; inserting
a Froviso that the requirement for
the pay:: ;into the Treasury of Consular
. fees, where they amount' to more than
$ . 2,1i0a a year, shall be held to take
effect on the Ist of January, 1367;
striking out section four, which author
izes an examination to be made into the
Consular account, etc., by the agents of
the Treasury, and providing that the in
creased annual salary of. the Consnl at
Bangkok shallZcommence July Ist, 1863,
instead of 1869.
All other amendments of the Senate
were concurred in.
Mr. JUDD, by unanimous consent,
made a statement In reference to the
business before the Cominbtee on Bank
ing and Currency, to the effect that the
last time the Committee was called for
reports was on the 7th of May, 1868; that
it had not been called this session, but
was now prepared to report on the fol
lowing propositions: in reference to the
certification of checks by banks without
having funds representing such checks;
on the question 4 of banks paving interest
on deposits; on the question of National
Banks loaning money on bank notes and
collateral security; on the bill relating to
to the conversion of gold into currency;
on the bill regulating the time and
manner of compelling National banks to
make reports;.on redistribution of a por
tion of the currency; on the Senate bill
to regulate the ditties of receivers and
regulate the modeof closing-up the busi
ness of suspended banks. In view of
these . public questions, on which the
Committee was ready to report, ,he had
been instructed to ask the' House that on '
Saturday next the Committee have the
floor for the purl ()so of reporting and
acting on those public measures.
Unanimous consent was given.
Mr. PETTIS, from the Committee on
Elections, made a report in the contested
election case of New iNtexico, ending with
a resolution that Mr. Cleaver, sitting
member, was not entitled to a sea:, and
that Mr. Chaves, the contestant, was.
The report was ordered to be printed.
Mr. PIKE Introduced a bill to compen
sate the officers and crew of the United
States steamer Kearsarge for the destruc
, tion of the piratical vessel Alabama. Re
. ferred to Committee on Naval Affairs.
Mr. KELLY introduced a bill to pre
vent the collection of illegal taxes on pas
sengers, under color of State authority.
Referred to the Committee on Conimerce.
Mr. BECK offered a resolution calling
on thetimmnissionerof 'eternal Revenue
for copies of all regulations, , orders, de
eigionS and rulings relative to the axe
cutiiiii of the new law in regard to dis
tilled spirits and tobacco. Adopted.
. Mr. PAINE trac e notice that he would
to-morrow call up the bill reported by
him, from the Reconstruction Commit
tee, for relief from legal and political dis
The House went into Committee of the
thole, Mr. - FERRY in the chair, and re
:mined the consideration of the Army ap
Mr. GARFIELD addreSsed the Com
mittee for an hour in explanation and
advocacy of the amendment reported by
Litn t ifrom Committee on Military Af
fairs, for the reductien of the army and
diminution of the number of officers by
tha t system of gradual absorption, as op
po.led to the plan of direct mustering
out, the consolidation of the quartermas
ters, cominissary and pay departments,
and the abolition of the ordnance corps.
The Committee rose and the House
took a recess, the evening session to Be
for the - consideration of the tax bill. •
The , House resumed session at-.half
past seven, in Committee of the Whole,
Mt. Schofield in' the chair, and regained
the consideration of the Internal Rey
entas bill, at the sections relating to dis-
Whirl spirits and tobacco, being the
present law on these subjects. with mod
ifications. no sections devoted to these
suljects number one hundred and nine.
IlariouS amendments, formal in their
character,were offered by Mr. SCHENCK
mad agreed to,
On Mr. SCIIENCK'S motion the forty
ninth section was amended by striking
out the wo:ds "The Secretary of the
Treasury, on recommendation of," so
that it will read "The Commissioner of
Internal Revenlie may appoint not ex
ceeding twenty-five officers to be called
Supervisor* of Internal Revenue," so as
give the appointments directly to the.
Mr. SCHENCK moved a similar
amendment to the pity-second section,
in relation to the appointment of store
Mr. RANDALL called fur a diyision
on the amendment.
Mr. SCHENCK proceeded to advocate
the amendment, insisting on the neces
sity of placing the responsibility for the
conltion of revenue on the Commission
er, a d giving to_him the appointment of
his s bordinates. ,_
•M RANDALL was opposed to placing
so much power in the hands of the Wm
Mr. ELDRIDGE inquired of Mr.
Schenck whether he could ihform the
House as to auy members.of the next
Mr. MULLINS—I object. It Is not
germain to the bill.
Mr. SCHENCK—I must refer the gen
tleman to General Grant.
Mr. ELDRTDGE-I want to get the
gentleman's opinion. '
As Mr. RAI•4DA.LL insisted on a di
vision,.and as no quorum was present,
the Committee rose and tho House at
nine o'clock, Et djoarned. •,
St. Louis Items.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l
" ST. Loux.s, February . o.—At !cosseting
tithe Board of Trade this alternooti res
olutions were offered providing for a
Committee to inquire into the feasibility,
'pract cabilityr and oust of changing the
press t levee from an inclined plane to
a ley quarry or mole; I extending from
Biddl greet to the Arsenal, to reborn
mend what spaces should be set apart for
ferry anding,and descents' to the river;
also hat revenue might'accrue to the
city b leasing certain portions of the
quarr for lurhber'ya,vds, elevators, rail
road t spots, dm. i 4
John J. Faratein, recently discharged
from the 20th regular infantry, at Shreve
port, La., and said to have a wife in 'Bal
timore, committed suicide at, the.Saiiat
Clair,Hotel this morning.
Anderson. Arnott, of this city, will es
tablish a lino of passenger coaches 'on
"the Plains' this Reason in opposition to
Welhs, Fargo & Co.
1 —An unknown peddler was murdered
in McNair county, Tennessee, a few days
since by a boy tamed Quill, only four
teen years old. The boy was arrested
and confessed his guilt.
(.liy Tekzrapl, to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
WAsulscrrox, February 9, 1869
DR. MUDD PARDONED
The pardon of Dr. Mudd was prepared
today and has doubtless received the
HABEAS CORPUS WRITS
In the Supreme Court to-day petitions
were filed for writs of habeas corpus for
the relief or Edward Spangler and Sam
uel Arnold, the assassination conspira
tors now confined at the Dry Tortugas.
Their discharge is claim6d tinder acts of
Congress, the President's proclamation,
of pardon and amnesty, and the decis
ions of the Supreme Court. INo action
was taken on the petitions. It is not
known when the matter will come up for
The bill reported by Mr. Paine, from
the Reconstruction Committee, for the
removal of political disabilities from cer
• tain parties,'embraces two buridred and
thirty-six persons, Including nineteen
from Alabama, twelve from Arkansas,
seven from Georgia, seventy from Vir
ginia, five from Tennessee, bye from
South Carolina, ohe from Louisiana, one
from North' Carolina, three from Texas,
one hundred from Mississippi, one from
DlstHct of Columbia, and five from Ken
tucky. The last are D. Howard Sthith,
of Franklin county, Phillip Lee, of Jef
ferson county, David.O. Harris, of Wood
ford county, and James W. Shooting, of
Marion county. The name included from
Louisiana is that of Michael Hahn, of
New Orleans. The list includes the
names of no persons who were notori
ously prominent in the rebellion.
Surpervisor Creecy has suspended W.
A. H. Mullin, acting Collector of the
Third district of Louisiana, on a charge
of malfeasance in office. '
NEWS BY CABLE.
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gillette.)
L -, snox, Feb.'9.—The Glasgow Cham
ber of Commerce havti presented an ad
dress to Reverdy Johnson, urging the
practical adoption of the principles of free
trade in the United States.
MApnin, Feb. 9.—ln reply to further
solicitations of his fellow citizens, Espar
atero again declines a seat in the Con
stituent Cortes, to which he was elected.
Among the changes contemplated in the
administration of the government Is the
abolition of the Colonial Ministry as a
G Et EiIEC
ATILENS, February 9.—The 'members
of the new Cabinet now unanitnously
agree with the King in adhering to the
resolutions of the Paris Conference.
CONSTANTINOPLE, February 9.--The
Sultan has appointed Hanssein Pasha to
succeed Nautnek Pasha as Minister of
War• Haussein Pasha has beert-Mini4er
of Police since March, 1868.
FINANCIAL AND CONDIERCIAL.
93,q; Fi 0-Twenties 76%. Stocks steady;
Illinois 95x; Erie 25; Atlantic & Great.
LIVERPOOL February 9.—Cotton fir=
and unchanged; sales 12,000 bales; mid
dling uplands 12y012, 3 ,1; Orleans l*i(4)
12%. Flour 265. California white wheat
11s. 4d.; red western 95. 9d, gO3. 16d.
Corn 31s. 3d. for new and 335. 6d for old.
Oats 3s. 6d. Barley 6s. Peas 445. Pork
975. Beef quiet at 100 s. Lard 775. 641.
Cheese 765. Baron 59.9. Petroleum un
changed. Tallow 465. 3d. Spirits Tur
pentine 325. 6d.
Lotcoox, February 9.—Sugar active at
. 375. Bd. on spot and 265.9d.G275. afloat.
Linseed Me. 6d.
5-26 s closed at 80X. •
ANTWERP, February 3.—Evening.--Pe
troletun 53xg59 francs.
—The steamship Cambria took $700,-
000 in specie for Europe yesterday.
—Letters from Paris state that United
States Minister Dix will resign in March.
—Nick Dupont, a fisherman of Helena,
Ark., was accidentally drowned on Sat
—The trial of Doran, for the murder of
Capt. Ed. Whitfield, connnenced yester
day at Memphis.
—Geo. M. Lee, a distinguished lawyer
of Cir.eimiati, has been sent to the Long
view Lunatic ksvlinn, being insane.
--The paper mill of Moses Cheney .t.
Sons, in Hennieker, New Hampshire,
was destroyed by tire on Monday night.
Loss $l5 000; insured $5,000.
—The Canadian. Privy Council has de
cided not, to interfere in the Whalen
case. Thee2en4tion will, therefore, take
place on Thursday. Whalen declines
'seeing any one except his confessor.
—At EvanSvite l , Ind: Turner Hall, a
large frame publle buildlng, was totally
destroyed hytire last evening. An ad
. joining bu i tldMg was badly damaged.
Los about 1 1 8,000; insurance $4,000.
—Sohn Sullivan, on Monday, fell into
a vat of bolling'sugar, at the Eagle Re
finery, .134t0n. The skin peeled oil'
from his waist to hisneck, and he is not
expected to survive. •
~ -Ned O'Baldwin, the Irialy Giant, has
been convicted In tire 'Essex Superior
Court, Ma's., of'prize fighting, in viola
tion of thellawS of that Slaty. His coun
sel, have appealed, and the case will go
up to the Supreme Court. .
—A destuctivefire occurred in Cincin
nati, yeste day mo nine, at 118 and 120
Main street. The buildings were not
much Injured, but goods contained in
thorn to the value of $25,000 were' de
stroyed. The loss is mostly covered by
—Mr. E. King, Jr., formerly agent of
the Virgiula'Ex press ComPany, lit Now
York, reported to . have been knocked
down and robbed of $lO,OOO while on his
way to the depot, and tylio was, arrested
on suspicion, of complicity in the rob- •
Niry, has made a full confession of guilt,
which also iniplicates Thomas C. Potts,
brother-in-law. About . $7,000 of the.
stolen money has been recovered.