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    SENATE: Hilt to Repeal the
Ten ure - of-Office A ct Discussed
Without Action. ROUSE: The
Constitutional Amendment—
Adoption of the Amendment
in the Form Reported by the
Senate Judiciary .Committee,
and which Failed in the Sen
ate, Last Week, for Lack of a
Two:thirds Vote.
lay Telegraph to the Pit-cabana Gazette.) /
WassrtzforoN, February 20, 1869.
Mr. M
- N',
• Commerce, reported from the Committee on
the Ho , with amendment,
use bill to repeal the act approved
March 2d, 1867, regulating the disposl
tion of fines and penalties and forfeit
ures received under the laws relating to
customs, and to amend certain arts for
the prevention and punishment of frauds
on the revenue, 'and the prevention of•
smuggling. The amendment restricts
the repeal to the 21; 3cl " a 4th sectiOns
of said act.
Mr. SHER/WAN, from he Coninitttee
on Finance, reported : a b 11 to allow the
. City National
Bank of N w Orleans and
the Second National Bank of Flensburg
to change their names.
Mr. RAMSEY introduced a bill au
thorizing the claim of Minnesota to lands
for the sn_pport of a State University.
Mr. CORBETT called up.the bill to is-
sue an American register to the ship
Agra, of Boston, put under the protec
tion of the British flag during the re
Mr..NYE said he was strongly opposed
to allowing American ship owners who,
1 from selfish !naives had put their yes
se/s under foreign flags, to bring them
again under the protection of our flag.
. 1 Mr. CAMERON was in favor of a gen
eral bill applying , to all vessels entitled
• to be given again the protection of the
; American fiag, and nntilsucha bill could
be passed he would have the interested
parties Wait.
Mr. SUMNER was, too, in favor of a
general bill, but he wished in the .mean_k while to take up individual cases and
deal with them on their merits.
- Mr. NYE'
,moved an amendment ex
, , tending the provisions of•the bill to all
k;Visleselsi amflarlyaituated.
p -4- The discussion continued until the ex
piration of.the morning hour, which
, brought up , the bill to repeal the Tenure
, of-Office act.
Mr. CHANDLER made an tuisticcess
ful effort to Lave it set aside for the pur
-1 I pose of taking up business from the
Committee on Commerce, but the even
ing session of Tuesday nest was set apart
for the consideration of that business.
Monday evening was appointed for the
consideration of business front the Com
mittee on Military. -
/ay aside the bill lemporarily, that he
might move to assign Wednesday for
the consideration of his naturalization
: . bill.
tiort, Mr.• HENDRICKS opposed the mo-
If because he regarded the bill as one,
passed, which would make naturaliza
tion very expensive and almost impossi
The motion, was lost and the Senate
proceeded to consider the bpi to repeal•
the Tenure-cif -Office act.
offic e act _
' . Mr. CONKLING said the. Tenure-of
tempt had been enacted to meet an at
made in the interest of slavery
and treason, to make merchandise of of
fices, Of the integrity of its citizens,
and to employ the purse of the
nation to enrich and aggrandize
the nation's foes. Now, however, the
exigency bad passed away, and
ecutive office was about to be rusteden
• to one who never set himself above law,
who everywhere had 'evinced such a
!sense ofntitle moderatid
himon, capacity and integ
• rity as eto the confidence of
. Congress and of the people. The ques
tion was how to dispense withso much of
the Te nure-ofofilce act as was now need
less and inconvenlent, and dispense with
nomore. Looking steely the requirs.
meats of the next four years, he would
Lave no ohjection to the absolute repeal
of it, or, its complete auspeasion; but
•.' _ neither was necessar for other
. . reasons he -preferred toretain the law in
the Modified form in which It will stand
- ---- if the report of the Judiciary Committee
be adopted.
• Mr. MORTON ' said inasmuch as the
ork w advocated by the Senator from Now
••• Y would require the Senate to pass
• prod the propriety or impropriety of the
',. ent's action in removing officers
l• during &recess of the Senate, it would
be a mere matter of phraseology, as the
, • Senator from
would be. New York had said it
Mr. CONRLING replied the onnt!-
, lion'lithvided that the, Senate Should
revise the a ppointments of the Feud
- dent. Made sai d recess.
Mr. Il?RTON that Under the law,
before t epattlazo of the Tenure-of-oflice
lair, when the President retnotred A. B.
therecess arid appolnte D. to fill
the vadanhy.. even .ff nate refused
rtavonarel the aPpointment, that did not
put A. B. back; but under the law oaths
Senator front Ne* Yo,
the refuel of the Senark would /jay.) itte to confirm a
.suspensidn from Mee by the President
would ph t into office again the officerre
. snored, so that It sveuid not be without
- practical effect. •
Parr•OONKLING replied theta the sam e
'moment, with or witheat the law, ' with President would -become Meshed with
the, powers of filling an oak*, because
under the lw genetsffi must remain ya
cant till the confirms the appoint
ment ot_some one to 411 it - 2 and Without
the law the President could dismiss the
i ncumbent of an office and appoint a sub
stitute to hold the place during the
whole vacation.
, .
'Mr. DOOLITTLE said question
w hether under the Constitut the
ion of the
, United states the President had the
. Powersf removing fromt
office, was by
no•mns a new one. It Ocoee,
arisen in
the beginning of the Government end
had been decided in the affir mative, and
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[THIRD sEssioN.
Twenty of last night's absentees were
brought to the bar of the House by the
Sergeantst-Arms, when it wait' resolved
that further proceedings under the call
of the Rouse be suspedd. ,
The New Mexican 'contestedelecton
ease was debated and decided by giving
the seat to Mr. Chaves, the.coAteatant.
Mr.r EftIIENCK by unanimous con
sent,reported a joint resolUtion postpon
ing the time for the first meeting of the
House of R enresentatives for the Forty.
first Congress from noon of the 4th of
March next to three o'clock in the after
noon. Passed.
On motion of Mr. BOUTWELL, and,
under a suspension of the IVO; ;the resolution
amendment to the joint resolution
proizosing an amendment to the'Consti
tution was taken from the Speaker's
table and read, as follows: •
"ARTICLE 15. Stction 1. The right of
citizens-of the. United States to vote and
hold office shall not be denh3d ,or
any S
abridged by.--the United 'States, or by
account , of race, color or
previous condition of servitude:.
"SEo enforce .2. The C ongreasshalt have pow
er to
to thie article by appropriate
Mr. VVOODWARD asked Mr. Bout—
well to allow him to offer anamendment,
providing that the said amendment to
the Constitution shall be submitted to
legtsistures to bcrelected hereafter.
Mr. BOUTWELL declined to iet the
amendment be offered, reniarking Con2"'
gram bad no right to select the legisla
tures to which an amendment should be
submitted. . ' •
M. BINGHAM desired to offer as An
Amendment the amendment heretofore
ag ree d to by the Senate by a
to 16, as follows: vote of 4e
"Thb riht of citizens oi the
States to vote or hold office shall not Unit be ed
denied .or be abridged by-any State on
account of race or color, nativity, prop.
erty, creed, or previous condition of ser
vitude." . '
Mr. B OUTWELL at first refused to
allow any a mendments to be offered, but
subsequently consented to the offering'
of the above a mendment by Mr. Bing
ham and other a taeadmenta by Messrs.
Shellabarger and Logan, not admitting,
in the latter days of the giants Webster,
Calhoun, Clay, Benton and Wrigh it
had again arisen and had been debated
and decided in the same way; but the
Ten ure - of-Office act had in a
new element, by requiting that remov
als should be for cause, thus putting
every officer whom the President
desired to remove upon trial before the
Sbjecting his character to
public scrutiny, and if in any case
the Senate should decide that
the cause assigned was good, the de.
cision ymuld have:the effect of a Public
unfit, that the officer in question was
unfit, because of h isicharacter, to hold
office. Under the old system, a removal
from office did not involve the character
of the person removed, but simply indi
cated that the President preferred the
new appointee. If, however, an attempt
should be made to carry out practically
the theory that every reoval must be
for cause, it would fail for m want of time
on the part of the Senate to investigate
cases that would arise, so as to be able to
determine the sniff ci en cy or insufficiency
of causes asaigned. The Tenur-of-Office
Act was wrong in theory and incapable
of execution, and therefore he would vote
for its repeal.
, .
Mr. DIXON said he voted against the
Tenure-of -Office bill when it tvas on its
passage, and should vote for its repeal.
He agreed with the Democracy
theen necticut in the idea expressed in res
olutions of their recent Convention, that
they would not wage indiscriminate war
against the administration ofGen. Grant.
So far as he supported and upheld the
Constittition, they would support him, or
any other President They were in favor
of giving him a fair chance to so admin
ister the government as to deserve up-
Port. They had great hopes that s he
would do so, and perhaps, if he or a te a
Prophet, he might predict with safety
that the time was not far
a majority in the Senate . Would
t u when
ld be quar
reling over him. If so, perhaps the
honest men of the nation wo e
fitted by such a difference. Wishingto
give General Grant fair Play, and an op
portunity to serve the aauntry , by a gen
erous and magnanimous policy, re
far above the atmosphere of the Radical
party, he should vote to repeal the civil
tenure bill.
Mr. ROBERTSON was in favor of the
repeal. The Tenurelif-Office act had
been necessary at the time-of its enact
ment, but it was no longer necessary,
and to refuse to , repeal it would be to
manifest a want of- confidence in Gen.
Mr. R 1
OWE opposed the repeal The
Gent .
argument that the act should be reled;
because G. Gnt Could be trust ed,had
no effect upon him, because he' bad ad
vocated its passage on not upon
the ground that Mr. Johnson could not
be trusted, but because he regarded that
as an opportune time to remedy a great
Mistake of the first Congress that ever
assembled under the Cnstitu
was true no evil resulted o from lion. It
the first President with the poweructingr of re
inoval at , will. It was also true that on
the 4th of March there would beinaug
rated a President not unlike the first. A tt
man who by the dint of achievement in
'a few years inapired the whole country
Puwith unlimited confidence in his wisdom,
purity of his purposes and his ability to
ri them out, atalit was no wonder
that Senators and others should be wil
ling to trust with him extraordinary
powers. But he (Mr. Howe) had no
guarantee that future Presidents would
be like Gen. Grant. He visa in favor of
keeping the Te nnre:of-Oflice act upon the
statute book, as a declaration of the true
measure of Presidential power In this di
rection ttnder the Constitution.
Mr. SAWYER said he had not the
slightest want of confidence in the Presi
dent elect, but on ontrary he de
served the general c on fi dence of the peo
pie, because in every position in which
he (Gen. Grant) had been placed he had
justified the confidence placed in him.
But he thought there was some danger
of manifesting confidence in an unwise
by repealing the Tenure-of --Office
act. lie believed - if that act had been
passed twenty years ago it would have
been better for the country and was in
favor of continuing it in forde, at. least
for the present, and probably always,
and even if he were disposed to repeal it,
he would not do it on the eve of an ad
mlnistration, because it would look like
fag before the rising sun. -
Mr. MORTON rose to address the Son
„ate. but gave way to a motion to ad.
Journ. which was carried.
however, the amendment proposed by
Mr. Woodward.'
Mr. Shellabarger's 'amendment is as
' , Neither the United -States, nor any
State, shell abridge or deny to any male
citizen of the United States, of the age
of t , iventy•one years or over, and who is
of sound mind, an equal vote at all elec
tions in the Staee in which he shall have
such actual residence as' shall be pre
scribed by law, except such as have en
gaged or may hereafter engage in insur
rection or rebellion against the United
States; and such as shall be duly convic
ted of treason, felony or other infamous
crime; but such right to vote shall be
subject to such regulations and form of
their application to alt-electionsas may
be provided by law fa: preserving the
P he urity of the elections', and prescribing
the same.'
t times, places and manner of holding
The amendment offered by Mr. LOGAN
was to strike out the words in the Senate
amendment "and to hold office." He
contended they were unnecessary; that,
there was nothing in the Constitution of
the United States restraining the right to
hold office, except as to the Presidency
and Vice Presidency, and that the em
bodiment of those words in the Consti
tutional amendment would endanger its
chances of adoption.
ALT. BUTLER, of Mass., expressed sim
ilar views, but still announced his inten
tion to vote for the amendment in order
to save this great measure of justice.
Mr. L AWRENCE, of Ohio, asked Mr.
Boutwell to allow him to offer the fol
lowing amendment:
"No State shall enforce any law which
shall deny or abridge to any male zen
of the United States, of the age of twee
years, and who is of sound mind,
and who has resided in such Stab one
year, sod has complied with such regu
lations equally applicable to all ,electors
as to registration and local residence, greater than one year, as mayhee,
be de
by law, an equal right to vote by
ballot in all elections in such State, ex
cept only such u have aided or par
ticipated, or may aid and participate in
insurrection or rebellion against the
United States, or any State, or to - such
as shall be duly convicted of treason,
felony or infamous crime."
Mr. BOUT WELL declined to allow `lt,
to be offered.
Mr. BINGHAM spoke ten minutes in
advocacy of his proposed amendment.
Mr. WOODWARD 'Poke fifteen Min
utes in advocacy of the amendment
which he had desired to -submit. He de
clared that it was a historical and tradi
tionary principle In Pennsylvania poli
tics that the African was au alien and
barbarian race, which should have no
act or part In the work of the Govern
Mr. BOUTWELL offered -a resolution
that the rules be , suspended and the re
cess and evening session oday be
dispensed witb, and that the Hose pro
ceed immediately to vote on the pending
amendments and the Senate joint reso
lotion without dilatory motions. . ,
Mr. KNOTT moved, at four o'clock,
that the House adjourn, the only dilatory
motion permissable before putting the
question on the suspension of the rules.
The House refused to adjourn.
The rules were suspended, yeas 164,
nays 37, and the resolution adopted. -
'The vote was first taken on Mr. Piuyn's
amendtuent, which was rejected—yeas
-71; nays, 97.
Mr. Bingham's amendment was then
agreed to—yeas, 92; nays, 70.
Mr. SHELLABARGL'R withdrew his
The Senate resolution as amended was
passed—yeas, 140; nays, 33.
Mr. SCHENCK gave notice that he
would try to have disposed of on Mon
day the bill to strengthen the public
credit. Adjourned.
By Telegraph to the Plttabarga casette.,
brim YORK, February 20, 1 868.
The President has pardoned John R.
Eagan and Nicholas Henry, convicted in
November and sentenced to the Peniten
tiary for defrauding the government by
false bounty money and back pay papers.
Lewis S. Cole, one of the parties arres-
Pequennocted as the supposed robbers of the
k bank or Bridgeport, Conn ,
of $95,000, has been diecharged at the re
quest of District Attorney Aiarshall, but is
retained in prison for a requisition from
the Governor of Connecticut.
Six counterfeit money dealers were to
day iientenced to the penitentiary for
different terms.
Edward R. Lee, °harked with stealing.
$40,000 worth of bonds from the Presi
dent of the Star Insurance Company,
has been committed for trial in default
of $40,000 bail.
McLaughlin And Shaw, who made
false affidavits against Collector of In
ternal Revenue Bailey, were to-day sen
tenced to five years each in the peniten
ford sensation story that young Jef
s was the murderer of De Burdell is
completely disproved by his counsel.
A: ;Washington special says , the Senate
Fiscussinance Committee, after an informal
dion postponed the bank bill for
the present.
The coin balance to-day was 196,000,-
000; currency 818,000,000.
A Navy meeting of the Army
and Navy DePartment, of the Gulf is to
come off at D elmonico's,- in this city, on
the - 10th of March, and not the ' Ist of
March, as 'published in mine localities':
The steamer Miasissippl, (rota Rio Ja-
Were, january2Btb, and P The
war. between Brazil and Paraguay ass
considered ended. It was kielleVed Lopez
had gone to Bolivia, on board an Ameri
can man-of-war. Ascucion was occupied
by the allies on Jamul 7r 6th.
ThejurYin the caseof olienry,charged
with perjury against 'Coininissioner Rol
lins, of the Internal Revenue Bureau,
have been discharged, having been un
able to agree. , .
'The steamer Arizonia; frOM Aspinwall
on the 13th. arrived today with f 270,000
in treasure. No news.
• 'St:l,ouls Heins. •
fily Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette./
Si', LOUIS,' February gobseriD•
tione to the St. Lonls and Illinois'Bridge
Company; amounting to three millions
of dollars, were completed here to-day
and th e'b ooks closed. The construction
of the bridge will be
_roughed Vigorously
and without delay. Large numbers of
New York and other Eastern capitalists,
together with many prominent St. Lott-
Islam', are subscribers to the stock.
The examination of Fred Biebuseb,
tho notorious co unterfeiter, was closed
to-day and the prisoner sent to jail In
default of $lO,OOO bail.
116 .NDAY - ,
1 _
The Late Disaster on the Ohio—
Bills that Have Become Laws
—Colored /tied and the Inaug
uration Ball.
,By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette,:
WASHINITTOIV, February 20, 1
The Secretary of the Treasury has in
structed the Solicitor of that department
to take the necessary steps to secure the
enforcement of the twelfth section of the
act of 1838 against the pilots of the
steamers United States and America, be. of the recent collision between
tholie vessels, which resulted in so large
a loss 'of life. The section referred to
provides that every captain, engineer,
pilot or other person employed on board
of any steamboat or vessel propelled In
part by steam, by whose misconduct,
negligence or inattention to his respec
tive duties the life ofany person on
board Said vessel may be destroyed,
shall be deemed guilty of anslaughter,
and upon conviction imposes heavy pen
The following bill and Joint resolu
lons, having been presented to the Pres
ident on the 6th inst., and not having
been returned by him within the consti
tutional limit' of ten days, Sundays i)eex
cepted, have come laws; .
DM approp feting $30,000 for the tem
porary relief f the poor and destitute
people in the Istrict of Clumbia.
Resolution elative to the recent con
tract for statio ery for the Department
of the Interior.; It suspends payment to
Dempsey de, O'Toole.
Resolution respecting the provisional
governments of Virginia, Texas and Mis
sissippi. - This •• Provides that persons
holding oftice4 i these States, who can
not take or mu rib° to an oath of office
according to a p evions act of Congress,
shall, on the passage of this resolutiom
be removed therefrom. It shall be the
duty of the different commanders to till
the vacancies so created by, the appoint
ment of persona who can take the oath;
provided, the provisions of this resolu
tion shall not apply to persons who, by
reason of the removal of their disabili
ties, as provided in the fourteenth article
of amendment to the Constitution, shall
have been qualified for Office.
The Committee on Census at a meeting
discussed the question whether the ratio
of representation should be enlarged to
r ativesetain the present numberzlf_Represeia,
remain uor whether t present ratio
unaltered. ' The lter
would increase the number of Rep at resen
LONDON, FebruarY 20.--eveniath—Co
sole,. 93. .Five-Twenties, 78%. Fries,
24; Illinois, 975‘; Atlantic & Great
Western, 37. Stocks steady.
FRANKFORT, Feb. 20.—Bonds closed at
823,;. •
PARIS, Feb. 20.,—Bourse closed firm.
Rentes, 71f. 42c.
VRE, Feb. 20. f Cotton closed. quiet
a d steady at 13630. for fres ordinatre, on
s ot, and 1341 francs for low middlings,
a oat. • I •
AxrwitnD, Feb. 20—Petroleum is dull
a 58 francs.
ITERFOOL, February 20 .—Cotton is
q iet; middling uplands, 1140; Orleans,
1 ; sales of 7,000 bales. Wheat; white
-0 lifornia, /Os 9il, and red western at
9s 7 d®9B Bd. Flour, 255. Corn, for
I old, and 305 6cl for new. Oats; a sd.
1 Barley, ss. Peas, 4.3 a. Pork is quiet at
978. Beef, 955. Lard, 9004. Cheese, 768.
curt RRltielt MATTEns. 1 13acon, 58s. Spirits Petroleum e 7
d ;
1'..£99. Whale Oil, £36. sar
The fractional currency printed for the 1
week amounted to $891,000:, amount .
/ LoNnox February 20 .—Tallow, 45s 6d.
Relined, Is 10d.
shipped 6..n2,850. National Bank ea r _ 1 Sperm 01
ug ,
shi pped
issued $2,026,000; amount in c(rcu- I on. spot, at 89s 3d, and afloat at 29s 6d.
lation $299,815,077. Fractionai currency °a/Cola Lius Ped, 583 64:i •
destroyed $637,700- '
RELEASED FENIANS. i Body ot a Murdered Detective Pound-i—
-nertial Law In Tennessee.
•The President to-day sent a brief roes- . 1
t By'releiraph to the Flttahurah Gazette.)
sage to the House notifying that body of !
the release of Warren and Costello by the 1 NAsirvitix,!ebruary 20.—Yesterday
British Government.
.. I afternoon a negro man called on Major
• Fredericks, commander of the detach-
1 ruent of United States troops stationed
Hon. E. B. 'Washburne, whb has been 1 at Columbia, and informed him that the
confined to Ida house several days by 0 dead body of a white man had been dis
sickness, la improving in health. • i coverd in Duck River, two and a half
The President to-day. nominated Geo. I t miles south-west from t'olumbla. Major
W. Summers as Postmaster at .4..ugubta, I Fredericks sent a squad of soldiers to the
designated snot, who returned
_with the
A colored man of. this city has addres- body last night, typon examin a ti on it
sad a note to Mayor Bowen, Chairman of Proved to ba that of detective Barmpre,
the Committeo on the ' ale of tickets for who was taken' from a railroad train at
the inauguration ball, stating a number Col o mbia a month since by need men.
of his friends from all, adelph la and New A rope was around his neck, the end
York would like. to be here on the 4th of forming a noose, as If he • had been tied
arch, and asks whether any distinc- to something.' The hands were tied
:ion on account of color is to be made in behind his back with a linen handker
the sale of tickets. Mayor Bowen this chief. A valuable dlaniond ring was on
morning addressed hitn a reply ; • in which ono finger. 'He was evidently not ' mur-
dared Air Money,' A Coroner's inquest
he says: 44Any person of respectable
was held over the body to-day.
character and standing in this cant m uni
ty. who applies and pays for a ticket to The proclamation of Governor Brown
the inauguration bail to be held in the low, declaring martial la* in the court-
Norh wing of the Treasury a rum Deent, ties of Overton, Jackson, Maury, Giles,
will not be denied, at lean so as my Luvrence, Gibson, Madison and Hay
action is concerned. The question of 'wood, and ordering General Cooper to
send militia to them, published to-day,
color never having arisen before the
Committee, I, of course, cannot decide excites :nth uneasiness. Thoughtful
for them."
Men fear. it Is. the co mmencement of
WAsitisturort, February 21, 186& serious tro bles in Tennessee. General
LARGE LAND PATENT. ma per is n experienced soldier and
may avert t o danger apprehended.
The largest patent , for lands granted
for many years, excepting grants to rail
roads. was signed by authority of the
President yesterday in favor of James'
F. Joy, for 113,478 acres of Cherokee neu
tral lands.
The action of the Committee OE For
eign Relations, Who have reaolved to
recommend the rejection of the Alabama
Claims treaty, has not met with a cor
responding unanimity from other Sena
tors, The report has not been made to
the Senate in executive session, and
hence the members of that body are gen
erally not yet officially advised of the
grounds upon which the Committee base
their conclusions. It is said by some
Senators that the discussion of tbe re
port on some important question
would occupy more time than the Senate
could bestow upon It, considering the ad
vanced period of the session and the large
amount of legislative business to be
transacted. Therefore, it is probable the
consideration of the treaty will be de
ferred until the next seaslou of cc:tigress.
The Boys in Blue have consolidated in
three brigades and will parade to-mor
row night in torchlight proof) ion in
honor of Grant and Colfax.
Fire in Philadelphia.
:BY Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Giiset.
Pa;Laint.mite. Fb. 21.--Thi morn.
ing a fire occurred I n the engine •oo
the lead works of Taylor dr. Sin ,th, No.
m of
1,241 Noble street. It was a atone build
ing three sto'rles high, and coiiipletely
gutted.. In the rear 'a one sthry shed,
occupied by George ' !.' $ t Coate Brother
as a_planing rnill, was entirely destroyed.
Taylor it Smith's loss is estimated at
$15,000; insured in the following Compa
nies: Metropolitan. New York, $4.000;
United States, of lialtimore, 82.000:.
Queens, of thlndon, $4,000: Franklin aud
valuing, of VVilouling, Vfost
13,000 each. The loss Of Coate Jiro. 18
said to bo 165,000; insured. The building
damaged $,000; Insured.
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iilelitica in Georgia.
IJy Telegraph Co the £lttahurth Eia?ette.
ATLA N A. GA.. February 21,1860.
The Conservative Republicans held a
meeting in the Jegislative hall ,last night
and adopted resolutions declaring that
Georgia is reconstructed according - to
acts of CongresS; that reconstruction was
completed by the admisilon of repre
sentatives to Congress, and that no sub
sequent'acts or the legislature can inval
idate it; admitting the right of Congrok
by approprlatklegislation, to'protect eon
atitutional rights of all citizens of tbe
State and II ited States, and pledging
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Simi and loya support to the incoming
administratio . Supplementary resolu
tions endorai g General Grant and ti Republican rty, also the adtninistra- ,
thon of Gen. elide, were adopted. The •
meeting was 1 ge and respectable.
Safe Bobber Arrested.
;By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette. -
CINCINNATI,February 21. Charles
King alias HolbroFebrua oke, who robbed the
rafe of Cambreling tit Pyne. 14 Wall
street, January Ist, was taken to New
York on the seven P. m. train, in
charge of Captain Jordon and detective
M'Cord, of New York. , He was arrested
here by Chief of Police Ruffin.and kept
under guard at the hotel wh il e the cue
was worked. The result was that 'sixty
thousand dollars of the stolen bond s
were - Bemired. A man ed t o went to Boston with a co unter s n to a
frienof King, who had these bond s , a
third p ar ty brought theta te the thy. 80.
orated them and wrote a note ,to the he
thoritles here where to find then'. T he,
was kept profoundly sec h ere
= untillate last night.
Alleged Defaulting Cashie .
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Steamboat Snagged and Sunk.
.Bx Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.) Ty Telegraph to the Pittsburgh 'gazette.)
MUMP/INI. February 20.—The steamer PEEILANNLPRIA, Febrtiary2o.—.4t tier s..
Fairy Queen struck a snag in Black Riv- ported the Cashier of. the Fe - --
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er on Thursday night and sunk. She tional Bank is'a defaulter in theurattliimNof
I s lo, and that he h
Was owned by parties in Cairo, valued at over
/2,000. and insured to the full amount in escape. -There was a s he has
made°u thhij:
Cincinnati oilices. She will probably be bank -to-day, but chi% tit re 1 --
- ~. . were ,
raised. .
closed. n os
i 1
, San ?ninelam Items.
in, Telegraph .ti; the PlashMO Gazette.)
SAle FBAATISCO, February 2 0 .—The
China steamer is not expected till the
Sl26th, the schedule terms for sailing from
a o y o s g Kong having been advanced four
The track of the Central Pacific Rail_
;cad is again clear through the deepest
snow of the Sierra Nevada&
Since the probability of the defeat of
the bill before Coritrress granting a trad
tng tnonopoly in Alaska, several trapping
and hunting expeditions are fitting oat
,• this city.
Advices from Arizona, up to the 30th
It., report favorably of the mines, and
. ention no Indian troubles. .
(ny Telegraph to the l'lttahurgh Gan.tte.J
: - FRANCE. ' •
PARIS, Feb. 20.—The Gaulois says
Montpensiel• has been
turn to Spain as a private citizen.
The recent order of M. Forcade, Min
ister of the Interior, for guarding against
an abuse of'the right of the people to
peacefully assertible, was put in force
yesterday. A public meeting was con
templated at Mount Parnasse, an aron
dissenient of the city, but viral dispersed
by the authorities. All public gather
ings on' h next have been pro
hibited. Wednesday will be the 21st an
niversary of the second i nauguration of
the &publican government in France.
Gen. Dix American Minister, publish
es a card today denying a story t d
been extensively circulated that be bad
recently made a speech sympathizing
with the Greeks in matters at issue with
Turkey. The General calls attention to
the fact that the policy of America has
been that of non-interference with Euro-
pean political affairs and affirms this is
and has,been his policy.
ePARIS, February 21.--A frigate has
rbeenests of ordere d French citi to Cuba tozens protect the in
A. M.
nuEsTE, February 21.—A terrible dis
aster occurred yesterday on the frigate
Radetsky. While cruising in the Athl
etic an- explosion took place In the pow
der magazine making a complets wreck
of the ship and causing great loss of life.
Most of the officers and crew were in
stantly killed or thrown into the water i
and drowned.
MADRID, February 21.—The iron clad
Victoria is under orders to sail for
By a recent decree Colon later , all all restrictions a rehe
the office of commercial broker in the
islands of Cuba , and Porto Rico.
The Insurrection In Cuba.
CST Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
HAvANA, February 20.—The Govern
ment has received..information of the
surrender of one hundred revolutionists
near Colon, and of the death 'of the
leader, Jose Guerra, formerly districtat
torneyl The revolution in the districts
of ColOn, Jiguaine and Grande is now
considered ended. The inforznaticm
received that the revolutionists are sur
rounded in the Covogo mountains is fully
The bullion in the savings bank, since
Costello first became President has di
minished 5700,000.
The Government authorities to-day
seized an insurrectionary proclamation
calling upon negroes to rise in rebellion.
The authors were promptly arrested and
The navy has taken steps to watch the
Peruvian monitors at Key West, as
Cubians think the monitors intend to the
tack Havana. '
The latest Mexican advices report that,
Dr.kelton, no rrespondent of the 'New
York Herald, has had an award granted
to him for building a railroad. It
thought this concession is worth a
lion dollars to the grantee.
A special frome steamer Louisiana
was expected Illexleo with four ml
lion dollars. Senator Henderson, of
Missouri, and his party, left for the
United States on the steamer Columbia-
An American, named Dudley, who at
tempted to leave without a passport, was
detained by the authorities.
The Penes says that the insgets
have been totally defeated nearur Vilnla
Clara, and cOnsiders the insurrection.
ended in that par; of the Island.
Havels:a, FebiluirT2l.—The term men
tioned in the p carnation of Captain
General Lersundi, ranting; amnesty to
all rebels who wonid /ay down their
arms and submit to U. •,vernmen, has
expired. Anotherproc li !Aation has t been
leaned still offering fo • • eness to all
those who will leave the Jaime of the hs-
Bargains, excepting the leaders and
those convicted of crime.
Revalve, February 20, via Liss he -
aPIA., February2l.—One thousand Chas
seurs have arrived here from Spain. At
a meeting of merchanta, at the viernor
General's palace, it was un animously re
solved to guarantee the issue of. eight.
million dollars in paper bY the l3anoo,
these notes to be declared legal tenders
by the Governor General.
General DAlca has requested the act
ing Consuls here to furnish him with
M list Of the names of American resident&
r. Dunlap has notified other Connie
that he has assumed the offide of British.
The steamer Louisiana has arrived •
from Vera Cruz with $ 2 ,000,000 in specie.
General Doria had a fight with and
beat the rebels in Pachuca
lliewalerom 31e:ice—Revolution /life Ev—
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh eszetteo
The steamer fro
HAva-s, February 20, 1869.
• m
dates from the Cit Vera Cruz brings
13th. y of Mexico to the
Gen. Negrete on the 3d captured tint
city of Puebla. He issued a roclama
tion, but vacated the city on the tith,
the approach of government troops,
Bataking the road to Matamoros.. General
i, of the government trodps,' now
holds Puebla. The report that Porfirio.
Diaz was Implicated in this movement is
The revolutionary General Zepata, at
Sisal, bad fled, • General Vargas having
attacked the insurgents The insurrec
tion in Yucatan was local merely.
A revolution was expected at Guada
lajara. There was considerable trouble
between the military and Civil authori
ties. The Governor has resigned and the
courts had declared theirinability toad
minister justice. A rev - elution had also
broken out in Tlascata and Vicinity. A
revolution has also broken out in Nuevo
Leon. .Quiroga, with twelve hundred well
armed men, had pronounced in favor of
Santa Anna. It was reported that Gen
eral Corona would be appointedMizaster
to Washington. General Canto had ar
rived at Durango. I
The. If
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J atura Ilzation Quesuon and
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gaaette.l
NEW YORK, February, 21.—A joint
mass 'meeting of the German Republi
cans end Democrats, allied by general
committees of both parties, held this af
ternoon in the Stadt Theatre; this
by over five tboUsand by
meeting was called to order by Gen.
Franz Siegel, Republican and Oswald
Oltendorter Democrat, was appointed
President. 'A
memorial to Congress,was
adopted reciting the willingness and
anxiety of both parties to aid Congress
in . every_ effort to purify the bal
lot box and to prevent fraudulent
naturalization, bat' strentiously urging
upon Congres.s not to take any step to
lengthen the term of probation or to ob- -
struct the attainment of the rights of
citizenship, which the memorial states
would be the inevitable result of the
present proposal before Congress, to vest
in the United States Courts the exclusive
power to grant naturalization certificates.
Sei,eral prominent members of both
parties made speeches,_ declaring that
this proposed obstruction in the prdoesa
of naturalization was not alone opposed
to the spirit of liberality and progress,
but unjust and injurious, in view of the
services rendered by 'adopted citizens
during the late war.