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P oceed in gs of the Legislature
- Senate Not in Session—Legis
lation for Milivale Borough
—Bill to Regulate. Dentistry
in Pennsylvania General
Appropriation Bill to be
Taken, Up To-morrow.
LBY Telegraph to-the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
HAnnasitunG, Feb. 15, 1869.
Senate not in session, I
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Evening.—Numerous bills were intro
duced, among them the following:
By Mr. HUMPHREYS, of Allegheny:
Conferring the chartered rights of East
Biimingham upon Milivale borough;
also defining the boundaries of Millvale.
By Mr. WILSON, of Allegheny: Sup
plement to the act of 461, enabling citi
zens to hold titles held by aliens and cor
By Mr. JACKSON, Armstrong: Pro
viding for the payment of damages
awarded the Armstrong Agricultural
By Mr. HERB, Dauphin: Regulating
the practice of dentistry in Pennsylva
nia, which requires a diploma from the
State Board or Censors, to be appointed
by State Dental Societies.
By Mr. BROWN, of Clarion: Repeal.
ing the general Jury Act of 1867.
By Mi. FOY, of Philadelphia: Supple
ment to general Railroad Law of 1849,
allowing powers of attorney to vote at
elections for managers, etc., dated with
in sixty days prior to such election.
By Mr. LONGENECKER„ of BedfOrd:
Incorporating the State Line, Juniata and
Lake Erie Railway Company.
Mr. NICHOLSON - , of Beaver, present
ed a petition from members of the bar of
Beaver for an increase of the salary of
the President. Judge of the Twenty
seventh Judicial District.
Mr. WILSON, Chairman of the Com
mittee on Ways and Means, announced
that he would call up the general appro
priation bill on Wednesday.
NEW YORK _ CITY.
,By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
NEW Tolls, February 15, 1868
The • steamer -Etna, from Liverpool
January 31st, and Bremen and Smith
ampton February let, has arrived.
The Grand Jury to-day - commenced the
case of Robinson, alias Maher, charged
with the murder:of Rogers.
The apartments of Assistant District
Attorney Hutchins. at the Westminster
Hotel, were robbed of jewelry valued at
In the United States. Circuit Court to
day Jacob Funny, convicted of whiskey
frauds, was sentenced to two years in the
penitentiary and lined *3OO, and his son
Moses to one year'S imprisonment.
The, Express says there were seven
cases and two deaths from trichinia in a
German boarding house in Carlisle
street, caused by eating impure pork.
A' preliminary meeting of the officers
of the Army and Navy, Department of
' t he 'Gulf, will be -held at Delnionico's,
March 10th. The meeting iscalled for the
purpose of organization and framing a
Constitution and By-Laws, and deter
mining the time and place fora grand re
union later in the year.
An immenSe mass meeting of citizens
in favor of the freedom of Ireland and
the liberation of American citizens held
prispners by England took place this
evening at the Cooper'lnstitute. Mayor
Hall presided, and made an eloquent
speech, denouncing , the disregard . . of the
rights of Amdrican citizens shown by
Great Britain, and claiming that to ex
hibit any farther apathy on the subject
would be diSgraceful to the United States
as a nition. Other speakers also ad
dressed the meeting, and resolutions af
firming the right of foreign born citizens
to the protection of the flag were adopt
ed unanimously amid much enthusiasm.
The steamer Bremen brought $20,000
Affairs in Tennessee.
• ! Telegraoh to the Pataborah Gazette.)
NAMITILLE, February 15. Willie
Hitchcroft died to-day from the effects of
• a blow on the head, given a week ago by
t • Win. Kiser,
Silas Dann was shot and killed at
Murfreesboro, on Saturday evening, by
Robert January. Drinn bad previously
• • shot at January and missed him.
A number of Indiana men, represent
ing a capital of $235,000, now here on a
visit, have determined to make their
I i homes in the viainity of Nashville. They
i have visited various counties of Middle
- • ' Tennessee, and declare they have never
• , „Been more quiet or peaceably disposed
-! - -People. • . .
- \„3l;txpiris, February 15.—An engineer
. ingparty left yesterday to survey. the
the route of the Mississippi Railroad to
Troy. Sufficient stock has already been
subscribed' to build the road through
Shelby and Tipton counties. As soon as
tfieepgineers designate the location work
-Mrs• Mason, sister of the late Major
Harney, who was killed by the Arkansas
arrived in this city yesterday.
She will remove the remains to Alexan
dria, Va., for interment:
A - -Heavy Ault IA Chancery,
Ms , Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Nam e.)
- CeicAno, February 15:--A remarkable
snit came up for trial in the Superior
Court, on the Chancery side, this morn
ing, involving city property valued' at
.$1,500,000. The suit is brought by Henry
Uhlich, eldest son of the late Carl God
.fred Ilhlich. The ; deceased had three
sons. Henry disagreed with his father,
and the two younger sons were of weak
Intellect. Old /Child, just, before his
deifth, confided in John i 3. Muhlke, and
entrusedlihis affairs to his management.
The millionaire died intestate, though he
had directed that his son Henry should
receive f 60,000 worth of property, hie
second son a email monthly allowance,
-- while the remainder should be divided
- between his youngest son and Muliike.
The latter thus receives about V 700,000.
"-Henry claims that his father was com
pletely under Muhlke's influence; and
appeals against such division of the
property. The two younger sons an d
Mubilke defend the case.
Legal Tender. Decision—The
IBM mus Treaty—lnvestiga
tion as to Loyalty—Removal
of Remains of Conspirators.
IBy Telegraph to the 'Pit tthergb Gazette.)
WASHIZZCITON, Feb. 15, 1869
UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT
In No. GO, Frederick Bronson, exech
tor, etc., plaintiff in error, vs. Peter
Bodes, in error to Court of Appeals of the
State of New York, Chief Justice Chase
delivered the %union of the Court. to the
effect that contracts for the payment of
coin should be enforced by the Court
according to the intent of the parties. In
this caso a mortgage was made to secure
payment of $1,500 in the State of New
York in 1851, and it was provided the
money should be paid in coin, the legal
money of the United States. In Janua
ry, 1865, tender was- made in treas
ury notes, which was refused, and
this action was brought to enforce
such payment and secure a ratification of
the mortgage in pursuance thereof. The
Court of New York held that the order
was a discharge of the mortgage, and di
rected that it be cancelled. The Su
preme Court now holds that there are
two descriptions of lawful money in cir
culation, both sanctioned by law, and
both a legal tender; that in view of this
fact contracts for payment must be en
forced, and where coin is provided to be
paid judgment should be for such de
scription . of money, but where no de
scription is named, judgment should be
'entered aeneralty without specification.
The judgment of the NeW York Court
of : Appeals is reversed, with costs, and
the case remanded for further proceed
ing, in conformity to the proceedings of
the Supreme Court. Justices Davis and
Swayne concurred ; deliverir ' , separate
opinions, and Justice Miller dissented.
The Court has ordered a certified copy
of the proceedings in the case of Peter
Phillips to be produced as preliminary
to the argument on the application to
issue a writ of prohibition against Judge
The application for a writ of habeas cor
pus in the case of Spangler and Arnold,
Dry Tortugas prisoners, is to be argued.
LOYALTY OF BANKER CORCOF.AN
The Senate Committee on the District
of Columbia have had occasion for some
days past to take testimony upon the
question of the loyalty of Mr. Corcoran,
during the war. On Saturdays discharg
ed Union soldier testified that while in the
employ of Mr. Steeckl, in July, 1801,
waiting at a dinner party at which were
present Mr. Corcoran and SenatOr Bay
ard, the latter said he would' give ten
thousand dollars to any marl who would
put Mr. Lincoln under the ground. Mr.
Corcoran said he would give one hundred
thousand dollars to see it done.' The
witness 'vas cross-examined, but told the
same story. The committee summoned
Mr. Stoeckl's steward, and questioned
him. He refused to answer o❑ the plea
of his attachment to the Russian lega
tion. Mr. Sumner insisted that he'
should answer, and the steward, still de
clining, was given until Wednesday
morning at ten o'clock to make up his
mind what to do. The committee unan
imously assert that he must be com
pelled to tell what he knows about the
matter. This strange revelation causes
THE ISTHMUS TREATY.
The President to-day sent to the Senate
the treaty recently negotiated by Gen.
Cashing for the Isthmus Canal.
The treaty concedes to the United
States the exclusive right to construct an
inter-oceanic canal across the Isthmus of
Darien, at any point which may be se
lected by the. United States. The Colom
bian government cedes six miles of land
on each side of the canal, one-half for its
own benefit and the other for that of the
party undertaking the construction of
the work. The Colombian government is
to receive ten per cent. of the net income
for the first ten years ' and af
ter the. canal is paid for twenty-five
per cent. of the net profit. Trie -treaty is
to be ratified by the United States within
six months, and the surveys to he made
within two years after ratification. The
canal to be begun within five years and
finished within fifteen years 'after the
ratification, otherwise the charter fails.
The charter runs for one hundred years.
The canal is to be under-the control c.f
the United States. and Congress can
fix the rate of tolls. The naviga
tion is to be open to ,all. nations
in time of peace, but closed to eel
ligerents who may seek to avail them
selves of its advantages. It is estimated
the canal will cost one hundred millions.
A company was not long ago organized
insew York under the charter of that
State, with Peter Cooper as President. It
is said, on distinguished authority, this
company has the caipital and is ready to
commence the work. Congress is, how
ever, at liberty to give,the preference to
to this -or any other private mm
pany, or the United States itself can un
dertake the construction of the canal.
REMAINS OF CONSPIRATORS.
The remains of David E. Harold, an
other of the assassination conspirators,
were, by order of President Johnson,
given ap on Saturday to his mother and
interred in the Congregational Cemetry.
Art order has been obtained for the dolly
eryof the body of Atzerodt to his friends.
Booth's remains are also to be given up,
the tatter for interment in Baltimore,
near the grave of his mother.
DISPUTED BOUNDARY CASE
The long; disputed boundary between
the'government of England and Portu
gal is on the shores of the Gambia and
the Island , of the Bulma,, 'West Attica.
The President, by request of the Queen
of England and King of Portugal. has
accepted the - office of arbitrator. The
papers in the case will be submitted in
the course of a month.
Commissioner Rollins has written a'
letter , calling especial attention to the
fact that the extension of the time given
to dealers in smoking and tine cut chew
ing tobacco before the same is to be
packed and stamped, expires to-day.
The Corn' mittee on Indian Affairs has
reported; through Senator Doolittle, in
favor of the indefinite postponement of
the resolution referred to them,- relative
to the sale
Cherokee lands. This de
cision, It is said, settles the question of
the salnin favor of Joseph F Joy, of Do
ARMY lIII4NES S
Much business having accumulated at
the Amy Headquarters, Gen. Grant has,
since his return, devoted constant atten
tion to matters requiring his personal
supervision, and has seen but few vial-
_., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16. 1
SEC 1311 Eillllol,l
E'01713. O'CLOCK. A. 111.
SENATE: Report frOm Com
mittee to Wait on ithe Presi
dent and Vice President Elect
—Bill to Pay Officers in the
Southern States. Unable to
Take Test Oath, Considered.
HOUSE: Suffrage and Electo
ral Amendments to tonstitu
ti4n from Senate Considered,
Non-concurred in, and Com
mittee of Conference Ordered
—Tar. Bill Considered at the
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
WAsntwoioN, Feb. 15, 15i13
Several petitions were presented, in
cluding one from citizens of 'New York
for, the Canadian Reciprocity treaty.
Mr. CAMERON introduced a bill to
authorize the extension, construction
and use of a lateral branch of the Bald-
More and Potomac road. Referred.
Mr. MORTON, from the Joint Select
Committee, reported the fulfillment of
their mission to notify tho President and
Vice President elect' of their election,
and submitted the following reply from
“Gent/entett: Please notify the two
Houses of Congress lof my acceptance of
the important trust which you have just
notified me of, My election as President
of the United States; and say to them 1
shall endeavor that they„and those who
elected them, shall have no cause to re
gret their action.
Also, the following from Mr. Colfax:
' , Gentlemen: Please convey to the two
Houses of Congress my acceptance of the
office to which I have been elected by the
people of the United States, and assure
them that I shall endeavor to proie
worthy of this .mark of confidence by
fidelity to principle and duty."
CRAGIN, from the Committee on
on Contingent Expenses of the Senate,
reported adversely and moved the indefi
nite postponement of the resolution pro-
viding for thepayment during the recess
of lmessengers and clerks of Senate.
Mr. CONNESS objected to the present
consideration of the, motion.
Mr. HOWARD, from. the joint Corn
mitteo on Ordnance, made a long report,
accompanied by a bill to abolish the or
dnance commission and consolidate the
ordnance department with the artillery.
Mr. MORTON offered a joint resolution
requiring parties desiring to be relieved
of political disabilities t 4 make applica
tion to Congress in writing over their
own signatures, setting forth the grounds
upon which relief is asked. Referred to
Committee on Judiciary.
Mr. WELCH introduced a bill M pro
vide for the removal of the SPanish
archives at St. Augustine, Florida, to
United States Land Office.
On motion of Mr. SAWYER, the Sen
ate took up the bill to authorize the pay
ment ofotticers appointed in the Southern
States by the Secretary of the Treasury,
and who could not take the test oath.
Mr., SAWYER advocated the bill.
These men had been employed and had
in good faith performed the services im
posed upon them by the Government,
and therefore ought to be paid.
Mr. CONNESS said if it could he
shown there were good and loyal men
among them, he would vote to pay them;
but be would oppose any proposition to
pay those officers indiscriminately, be
cause they had been appointed by the
Secretary of the Treasury, not only
without authority of law, but in defiance
of law and Congress.
Mr. SAWYER stated the officers had
been appointed before it was known in
his part of country that there was any
breach between the Administration and
Congress, all of them before the a,ssem
bling of Congress in December, 1865.
Mr. CONNESS said (that during those
Months it was already known here that
the plan was laid out for the creation of a
new political party, to be composed of
the rebel element of the South, and that
Parsons, of Alabama, and Humphreys,
of Mississippi, were then superintending
Mr. SAWYER was aware certain men
in the South,who ought not tohave intlu
e ace with the Administration, did obtain
such influence; but he did not regard
t',iat as a reason why discrimination
mould be made against this particular
c ass, while there were others no more
Worthy or loyal who are drawing pay
from the Government, because the na
ttire of their bffice happens not to require
they should take the test oath.
Mr. NYE said that if the officers in
question were as capable as represented
by the Senator from South Carolina, [Mr.
Sawyer,] they knew at the time they
took offices they did so In Violation of
Mr. SAWYER replied the test oath was
not immediately or generally published
In Scuthern States, in eyidence of which
be said he had never seen it before pre
antedti to him for his signature.
iMr. FESSENDEN said on a former oc
casion, while a member of the Commit
tOe on Flnince, he had reported a bill
Mr the relief of these officers, and he
was in favor of the passage of such a bill.
The appointments had been made before
there was anything more than a vague
fear of a difference between the Presi
dent and Congress in regard to recon
struction, and had been made with the \
general assent or tho Cabinet.. The °M
eets had performed their duties, and they
ought to be paid.
Mr. HARLAN confirmed the state
znent that the Cabinet had concurred
with the President in the view that it
was the duty of the Secretary of the
Treasury to enforce the revenue laws in
tho Southern States, becaue it was for
the interest of the country a; large that
the people of these States should bear
their share- of the public burdens, and
that if the officers to be appointed could
not be paid under the existing laws.
Congress would not hesitate to authorize
Mr. SAWYER remarked that. the
Governs ent could hardly say It was
wrong to pay those officers, because they
had acted without authority of law, after
having confirmed their acts and
taken the benefit of them!
Mr. HOWE thought a Pretty good case
had been made out in fayor of the Gov
ernment paying rebels, *hen it had em
ployed them; but did not think the claim
of such officers to be paid for their labor
any more equitable than ( the claim of
loyalcitizens, like Sue Murry, to be paid
Tor her property, taken the Govern
Air. HENDRICKS said that as no Sen
ator who had• individually. employed a
mat to, do a certain Work, and received
thehenefit of his labor, could, without
dishonor, upon any technical round re
fus to pay him, so the United States
Government could not honorably or hon
estly refuse - to pay officers who had been
employed, by it and had performed their
Mt. EDMUNDS thought the most im
portant feature in tha case was the ac.
kuowledged fact that the Secretary of
the Treasury, with the assent of other
members of the Cabinet and President,
had deliberately • violated a law of
Mr. SUMNER said the act so violated
by:the President and his Cabinet was the
tirst . geeat act, the corner stone of recon
steuction, and that in his judgment the
President and Secretary of the Treasury
ought to have been promptly impeached
for such violation.
On motion of Mr. MORRILL, of Maine,
the Prther consideration of the bill was
postponed, and the Senate • took up the(
Indian Appropriation bill, which was
The numerous amendments reported
by the . Comrnittee were agreed to, and
also an amendment, offered by Mr. Ram
sey, extending the appropriation for. the
Indian war of 1862, in Minnesota, to the
expenditures for the same purpose in 1863.
Mr. HARLAN sAid the Committee had
other amendments before them, which
they were not ready to report, and on
his motion the bill was laid over until
Seyeral private bills were passed.
Mr. DRAKE, from the Committee on
Conference, made a report upon the bill
to amend certain acts in relation to the
navy, which was laid on the table and
At four o'clock the Senate took a recast.
Evening &ssion.—The bill * to repeal the
usury laws of the District of Columbia,
placing the legal interest rate at six per,
cent., but allowing written contracts to
be made for higher rates, was discussbd
anti laid over.
A message was received from the
House asking a Committee of Confer
ence on the Constitutional amendment.
Mr. HARLAN objected to the District
of Columbia bukiness being interrupted,
and it was postponed until to-morrow.
The bill to regulate judicial proceed
ings concerning divorces in the Dis
trict of Columbia was passed.
ROUSE - OF REPRESENTATIVES
Several bills were introduced and re
ferred, lincluding one that women em
ployed in government departments tie
paid the same as men.
Also, one that the Secretary of the
Treasury sell thirty millions of surplus
Also, one proposing an amendment to
the Constitution concerning electoral
Also, one, proposing that no subsidies
be granted - to railroads, or other corpora
tions, so long as the national debt ex
ceeds tiVe hundred millions.
Also, one preventing . restrictions on
trade by the laws of any State, between
citizens' of the different States.
-Also, a' supPlement, to the National
Mr. H r IINTER introduced a joint reso
lution, giving the consent of Congress td
the Northern Pacific Railroad Company
to issueitonds, and to secure the same
by mortgage on Its railroad and tele
graph line, for the purpose of raising
lands ,with which to construct line
between Lake Superior and Puget
Sound, and also on it a branch to a point
at or near Portland, Oregon, Pu-
get Sound to apply to all matters connec
ted with the ,Straits of Jean De Feeca
within the territory of the United States.
The Reuse seconded the previous ques
tion, and under its operation the joint
resolution was read three times and
passed, 'a call for yeas and nays being re
The joint resolution, introduced last.
Monday by Mr. Julian, to prevent the
further sale 'of public) lands except as
provided for in the pre-emption, and
homestead laws, came up, the question
being on seconding the previous ques
tion. It was not seconded, and the reso
lution was referred to the Committee on
Public Lands—yeas 103, nays 70:
The resolution to pay $2.509 to John D.
Young, for his expenses in prosecuting
his claim to a seat as Representative of
the Ninth Congressional District of Ken
tucky; was introduced.
Mr. BANKS moved to suspend the
rules so as to set apart all, the evening
sessions after to-morrow for business
from the Committee on Appropriations.
Mr. FARNSWORTH inquired of Mr.
Schenck whether he expected to get the
tax bill through both Houses this session?
Mr.'\SCEIENCK thought there would
be no difficulty in answering that ques
tion in the affirmative, if the gentlein&
would only attend the sessions at night,
He added he had assurances from more
than one Senator that they had been
watching the progress of the tax bill with
interest, and did not apprehend that
many amendments would be offered In
Mr. FARNSWORTH said there seem
ed to be a general impression, the bill
would not pass, and that members bad
stayed away on that account.
Mr. SPALDING'S motion was agreed
I Mr. BUTLER, of Mass., moved to ana
-1 pend the rules so ante rescind, after to
morrow, the evening order, setting apart
the evening sessions for the tabill.
The rules were not suspended, the vote
being 66 to 48, not a two-thirds majority.
Mr. BROOKS, rising to a question, of
-privilege, moved the discharge, without
coins, of Florence Somme], of New York,
the witness arrested some time ago for
refusing to testify before the Committee
on New 'York Election Frauds.
After some discussion' it was tabled—'
103 to 38. •
Mr. BOUTWELL moved to suspend
the rules,•ao as to take from
er's table the Senatb amendments to the
. The rules were suspended. and the
Senate aMendments taken from the
SPeaker'sitable. • • '
Mr: BOUTWELL said—Here is a pro
position With reference to the Electors,
which has not been ocinsidered in the
House, and the proposition concerning
suffrage has been materially changed.
I have considered whether it was practi
cable to concur in the amendment, but I
have come to the conclusion that that; as
a matter of business, is impracticable. I
see no way in the present condition of
things except to non-concur in the action
of the Senate and to ask for a Commit
tee of Conference, and I make that ruo- 1
Mr. BINGHAM moved to concur, and
said that the adoption of the Senate's
amendment as to the apportionment of
the Electors among the States (would
leave the matter as it always had been
under the Constitution, that is, accord
ing to the number of Senators and Rep
resentatives to, which each State is enti
tled. The only difference was that un
der the proposed amendment of the Sen
ate each district would vote for one Elec
tor, instead of havingtill the electors for
the State chosen on the general ticket.
Mr. BOUTWELL objected to the Sen
ate amendment in regard to suffrage, be
cause it did not prohibit discrimination
on account of, previouS condition of sla
very. and to the amendment in regard
to Presidential Electors, because the
language of the amendment would leave
the power in Congress to order an elec
tion in some States by districts, where
that might be advantageous to the ma
jority in Congress, and by a general
ticket in other States, where the advan
tage might be in that way. '
Mr. BINGHA.M replied to the objec
tions of Mr. Bout ell, contending that
they were without force. If these amend
ments were concurred in, it would be
henceforth out of the power of any State
to discriminate against any class of nat
nral-born citizens on azcount of preVious
condition of slavery.
Mr. WOODWARD )desired to submit
an amendment, providing that the pro
posed amendments M the Constitution
should be submitted to the Legislatures
of the several States to be elected
subsequent to the action of Con
gress on the subject. Et 3 claimed that
was the only way in which the question
could be fairly brought before the people.
The SPEAKER ruled that both Houses
had agreed upon that part of the joint
resolution, and that therefore no amend
ment could be offered to it.
Mr. LAWRENCE, of Ohio, was op
posed to concurring in the Senate amend
ment in regard to Presidential electors.
He believed the whole plan of attempt
ing the imposition of limitation on the
States was wrong, and that there was no
correct mode excep t for the National
Government to take Cider its fostering
care and protection th whole subject 45i
citizenship and sutfra e, and to declare
by positive enactme t that it shall be
the nuht of every sae adult male citi
zen of the Republic, oV guilty of infa
mous crime, forever to enjoy the fran
chise and the right t Tote by ballot-for
every officer to be elected under the
State or National Gov rtunent.
Mr. SCHOFIELD Ileii. for a separot*
vote on the Senate tuuenciment.
The vote was first t , ken'on concurring
to the Senateamendm Lnt to the Substitute
for the House article n relation to suf
frage, as follows: o discrimination
shall be made in any State, among the
citizens of the United ...totes, in the exer
cise of the elective f anchise, or in the
right to hold office, i any State, on ac
count of race, color,( ativity, property,
education or creed." . •
Yeas, 37; nays, 132.
The amendments w
in, and a Committe-
Mr. WILSON, of L
having left the Chai
taken it as Speaker
on behalf of the Co
by the two Houses tol
dent and Vice Presid;
Committee had dis
and had received res
[See Semi e proceed
The report was ord
on the Journal.
• Mr. PAIN E, from R
mittee reported a billl
large number of persi
Mr. BUTLER mov;
name of Jno, W. Wri'
Mr. McKEE moved l to strike out • the
names of all persons named in the bill
Without disposing of the bill or pend
ing amendmenti, the House took a recess,
the evening session to be for the consid
eration of the tax bill. ,
Messrs. Boutwell, Sbellabarger . land
Eldridge were appointed by the Speitker
as a Committee of Conference on thepro
posed Constitutional amendment.
Evening Session. —The House, incorn
mittee of the Whole, Mr. Schofield in the
chair, resumed the consideration of the
Internal Revenue bill.
Mr. KELLY renewed the amendment
he had offered last Friday evening to the
fifty-sixth section, extending the time
for the withdrawal spirits from , bonded
warehouses from the 20th of April, 1869,
to the 20th of Ain-11, 1870. The question
was discussed by Messrs. Kelly, O'Neill,
Beck, Barnes, Myers, Covode,`Mungen,.
Randall and Wood in support of the
amendment, and by Messrs. Allison and
Schenck against it. Finally Mr. Kelly's
amendment was agreed to—yeas 59, hays
Mr. ALLISON moved to amend the
same section by requiring whialcyltept
In bond, after - the 20th or April, 1869, to
pay one cent monthly per gallon.
After considerable discussion the
amendment was agreed to.
Mr. SCHENCK said the Committee of
Ways and Means had no further amend
ments to offer on the subject of distilled
Amendments win.** offered by various
gentlemen and rejected.
This concluded the amendment of the
whiskey part of the bill. •
On an amendment offered by Mr.
Schenck, relative t revenue stamps
for tobacco, no qiieru voted.
The Committee ros and the House ad
The Insturecti n 111 Cuba.
[By Telegraph to the Pitts nritti Gazette.,
HAvAicA', February 15.—Tbe city of
Trinidad, in the Central Department,
has•been declared in a 'state of siege. An
engagement has taken place at Mancar
gua between the troops and revolution
ists. Official accounts claim , a victory
for the Government. No report of losses
on either side.
.—A bill was introduced in the New
York Senate yesterday, Providing for the
more effectual suppression and punish
ment of briberY. Tho Assembly 'has
granted the use of its Chamber, to the
National Typographical Union for, its an
nual session, nom =acing on the first
.7.l.onday in June.
NEWS BY CABLE.
Greece Ceases Warlike Prepay
, tion--45esperate Conflict Be
-1 tween British Sailors and
Chinese=l7oreign Ministers in
Arrests of ,Carlists in Spain—
New Turknsiil Ministry.
(By Telegraph to 6e Pittsburgh Gazette.l
CllllNit AND JAPAN. •
LONDON, February 15.—Late dispatches
from China reprirt collision took place
at Swatou, between Chinese inhabitants
and the crew of 'the British gunboat
Grasshopper. The sailors fought desper
ately, but were overwhelmed by the na
tives, whose numbers constantly in
creased, and were compelled to retire to
their ship with eleVen of their number
. News is received from Japan via
Shanghai that the Mikado had received
the ministers of foreign powers at Yeddo
with.' great ceremony and showed as
an earnest desire to maintain peaceful.
MADRID, Feeary 15.—Arrests of
Carlists continue in this city and differ
ent parts of the country. Regiments of
the regular service and large numbers of
volunteers daily offer their services to
the Government for the suppression of
the revolt in Cuba.
MADRID, Fe bzuary is.—Senor Olosaga
has resigned his anpointrrient as Ambas
sador to France, and also his seat in the
1‘ Constituent Cortes.
Ex-King Ferdinand, father of the
reigning King of Portugal, has accepted
the offer of the throne of Spain.
CONSTANTINOPLE, February 15.—The
Sultan has appointed Ali Pacha Grand
'Vizier and Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Reschid Pacha Minister of Interior, Me
hadt Pacha Governor of Bagdad, and
Omar Pacha Governor and Commander--
in-Chief of Candia. -
- LONDON, Feb.ls.—Later etailed ad
vices from Rio Janeiro fully confirm the
previous reports of the evacuation of
Asuncion by the Paraguayan govern
ment and army and the flight of Lopez
into the forest.
A7llE:is, February 15.—The new Min
if.try have issued instructions. to mili
tary and naval officers countermanding
recent orders for warlike preparations.
CaTEr,NSTOWST, February The-,
steamers Palmyra acid Manhatta.iiirrea" .
New Y?rk arrived. . •
FINANCIAL AND CdMMERCIAL.
LONDON, February le.—Evening—Con
sols 94f,; 5-20's 78%: Eries 25; Elinoist
97,; Atlantic and Great Western 3 . 74.
LividtPoot February 15.—Cotton dull s
middling uplands, 123 a Orleans, 123 i;
sales of 8,000 bales. California white
wheat lls. 3d., red western 9s. 8d4i..,95.
10d. Western Flour '26s. Corn 335: for
old 31s. 3d. for new. Oats 3s. A. Barley
ss. 6d. Peas 438@435. • 6d. Fork 975.
Beef 955. Lard77s. Cheese 765. Bacon
595. Spirits Petroleum Sd., refined do..
Is. lid. Tallow 465. Turpentine 325.
Linseed Oil. 30 pounds 10s.
LONDON, February 15.—Tallow 455. 9d.
@46s, Sugar active, spot 395. 3d., afloat.
28s. 9d.@295. Linseed Oil £2B. Linseed
of Conference or-
twa, (the Speaker
, and M. Dawes
o tent,) reported,
Iwait on the Presi
int elect, that the
harged that duty
'ANTWERP, February 15.—Petroleum
HAVRE, February 15.—Cotton market:
closed flat, low middlings to arrive at 141
ed to be entered
for the( relief of a
ns from legal ai4ci
Georgia Legislature—Veto by Governor
(1 to strika out the
): ht, of Richmond,
;By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.,
ATLANTA, February 15.—The joint
resolution of the Legislature, referring
the question of the eligibility of negroes
to hold office to the Supreme Court of
the State, was to-day vetoed by Governor-
Bullock, He says the resolutio,n does not.,
settle or even touch two of the leading
points, viz: the organization of the Leg
islature under the law, and its subse
quent action in excluding a large portion
of its members on account of color, and
that the resolution does not bind the Leg
islature to abide by the decision of the
Supreme. Court, or indicate a disposition
to do so. He recommends the Legisla
ture "to take steps towards the consum
mation of the policy of Congress, from
whom we derive all-we have and expect.
to enjoy of civil government. • Unda
what has been done, restore colored
members to their seats, and exclude
every person who cannot take the test
NEW YORK CIIANITTIES.—The Com—
missioners of Public Charities and Cor
rections of New York city report that
they have had 92,272 persons under their
charge during 1868. There are nineteen
institutions under the supervision of the
Commissioners: Of the number of rg
sons above mentioned the city prisons.
contained 46,807•, the Workhouse 16,946;
Bellevue Hospital 7,088; Charity Hospit
al 6,166; the Almshouses4,l3s; Randall's
Island Nurseries 2,122; the Penitentiary
-2,129; the Infant. Hospital 1,887 the Lu
natic Asylum 1,580; Randall's Island Hos
pitals 850; Inebriate Asylum 663; the
Small•poz Hospital 213, and the remain
ing seven institutions each contained tin
der 200 inmates.
IF a young woman wishes to lirive her
self published as "fascinating, beautiful
and accomplished," let her pack up her
best clothes in a dirty towel, crawl out of
the back upstairs window some dark,
rainy night, and elope with the man that
-feeds and curries her!father's horses. It's
a big price to pay foi compliments, but it
will bring them just as certain• as a dirty
barrel will beget mosquitos. In fact, we
never knew a woman to make a very de
cided fool of herself, in any way, without
enhancing her charms two or three hun
dred per cent. by the time it got into the
AN oak tree. was recently cut.jn Cana
da, N. H. which was four feet in diam
eter and yielded four tons of ship timber.
It had a hollow in which eighty pounds
of honey was found.
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