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BEIFATP: . Tetittre•Of•olliCe Act
Faitriiitr' - 'Die.Ctiatiou With
out ACtfoilr. "" •
LBr Telegranfor tie Pittabursh Gazette.)
- WeinwinTort March 20, 1868.
fiteltrUlVlNElt offeied n joint - resolu
tion to, reduce ocean postage to land rates.
Referred to Postoffices Committee.
IdoDONALD. introduced ,a , bill
, granting landa to aid in the construction
..'«of Railroad and Telegraph lines from the
junction of the Ohio and Mississippi
livers in Missouri, to the boundary line
between the United States and Mexico,
att -Or -i trar Presido del:Norte, cliti the Rio
/Grande, in the direction of the Harbor of
Altata, on the Gulf of California, with a
, bratickfrem some polin east of the nine.
ty-eighth degree of - west longitude to
'LaWre — rice, • -11.1Matis. _ Referred to the
Committee on Public Lands.
• • Mr. WILSON intrialneed a joint reso
lution authorizing the President to place
the name of Brevet Major GenetalHeint
zelman on the retired list of the army,
with the fall rank of the command held
by., him when wounded. Referred to
31Biltary Conamittee. .t •
t ‘•The-Dilito repeal the Tenurc-of-Office
. law was taken up.
Mr. VICKERS advocated the bill.
Mr. THAYER nioditled his substitute
for !hell:port of the Judiciary Commit
tee, so as tegiVe the President thirty days
- sifter the commencement-of a_ - session of
the Senate within which to rep* the
names' of Officers removed during the
- preceding recess, and added to it a pro
viso that no person- rejected by the
:Senate irtSession Shalt 'boS• appointed to
office during the following recess. He
had offered the substitute, he said, with.
. the:bhpeizif.getting a direct vote upon the
'question 'of repeal, since such a vote
• could not be had at once upon the House
bill. He had listened in vain throughout
this long debate for some good reason why
the act should not be repealed. The law
had been passed solely to check the
career of Andrew Johnson, after -he had
treacherously abandoned :his party, vio
lated his pledges and Itireswom his prin.
olples. He (Mr. Thayer) had voted for
- thelaw-originally, because it was neces
sary, but tie 'would not now Note upon
an hoiiest President the manacles be ha&
;helped to forge for a dishonest one. He
had no authority to speak for President
Grant;,hat from his knowledge of hunien
• nature , lie felt, satisfied the President
must desire the repeal of thelaw, and he
believed if. any Senator occupied the
place of Gen. Grant he too would desire
, its repeal. It had been said the Senate
'had not time at the present session to
confider properly the queition of repeal;
- but the Senate could command its own
time; anal could continue its session until 1
its work was done. One reason for which
he 'desired the. repeal of this law was,
that it would leave the President free to
rtnnove the Johnson men and -copper
beads still, in office . throughout the
"country. 'The Senator from Missouri
(Mr. Schurz) had denounced the system
of distributing patronage in the interest
of a party as a curse, but he (Mr. Thay
er) believed the true doctrine to be that
the patronage of the Government right- .
fully belonged to the party in 'power; by
. tbe.verdict of the . people. He knew it
" was fashionable to decry this !view, Mit
be would like to see a benator who did
not exercise the right of dispensing pat
ronage to his friends. The man who- ,
would not do so would soon be without
friends, and would deserve to be so, and
the party that refused to reward its own
- supporters and followers would soon go
- "to the wall, and would deserve to do so.
Mr. THURMAN did not know any
• such party as the "copperhead" party;
but ha knew what party the Senator from
, Nebraska, meant, and he supposed the
Senator would hardly' -expect Democrats
in the Senate to vote for repeal on the
ground that it would facilitate the re
moval of the few - remaining Democratic
• office-holders. lii his own State (Ohio,)
helinewofonlv two Democratic Federal
office-holders. One of them had entered
the army as a private and came up to be
a Colonel, and the other had left the
artny with the rank of Brigadier General
sell With a wound which would Millet
him for life,
- Mr. THAYER, saki that in using the
terursicopperhead," he made no allusion
to war Demociats.
4r. DRAKE was in, favor of repealing
-the law, but would .. .not vote for tempora
ry suspension. The proposition of the
• Judiciary Committee to suspend the law
• !'was.only a wayy. Of saying: to.othe Presi
,dent,.,,,We will try you; until. the next
• se&ilen of Congress and eee what tise you
make of this power; if you' use-it td suit
us, the repeal may stand, but if you do
not use it to suit us, the law shall go into
for& egain." lie Was' hot prepared to
„say this to the President, and in , hie s
. r jtoggient the President did not deserve
.etti be.SO addreased E by "the Senate.' He
hoped to leave the haeentive free to turn
out corrupt officers and others unfriend
ty tart a Republican :party. 4He bad no.,
'hesitation In 'avowing himself'a party
man. Hi§pirty.had saved • the country,
and as hb believed its continuance in
power would promote the welfare Of the
country, he was in favor of using Ekeou
tifeAlitroitage to keeji . 7t ih"power.
Mr. IiORRILL'WouId tither modify
the act than repeal or suspend it, and be-
questionthe Senate could reach vote up-
of M o dif yin g soon
tab' pen .= repeal:: Every: Senator who
'bad voted for the impeachment Of Pres!.
dent Johnson on Article 8d had thereby
„Aids* it to be ; liJßi indkuki* that in
disregarding this act the President had
been guilty of violating, not merely the
latal but thepustitUtion. How, there
fore, tionld those Senators vote snow for
the repeal Ortfah' lawn - ms - dented that
the purpose, of the sad' was merely to
.check Mr. Johnson. A reference to „the
record would show that it had - been
tinetly 'advocated, not as a temporary
device, but as part of the permanent
policy of di d ounry. The proposition
, to suspend wo n t strike him favorably
;in any view, lie dissented, at least in
part, from the view of the Senator from
'hitasettri (Mr. Drake) in tegard to Gov-
ernment patronage. It was unquestion
ably true that the party In power at any
given time might properly take to itself
the chief offices of the , Governmenteyet
it was just as certain that thesystetn that
changed every public officer of the Gov
ernment at the end of every, four years;
was a great evil. " • '
Mr. CASSERLY bad not_ intended to
take part in the.de ate, but in view of
the character it ha tuned, he thought
it due to himself' and his constituency to
make a few- remarks in justification of.
the vote'be would give. He would not
discuss in detail the operation of the act,
but confine himself to considering the
question. Where Is the- power of re
moval vested? He then made an argu
ment to show that under the Constitution
this - power belonged 'not to the Senate
alone, nor the President with the advice
and consent of the Senate, but to the Pres
ident alone; and he insisted that this was
not only the true constitutional view, but
the Only reasonable view, because unless
the `resident had- this power of prompt
removal he could not possibly- secure
the faithful adutinistration; of pttblic af
fairs. The - doctrine imidied in theVet:l
ure-of-Office act, that the power of remo
val could be regulated by legislation, he
regarded as a dangerous heresy. ,If this
power waa properly a subject' ior legisla.
tion, then Congress - rnight,by
take:it entirely away from the President
‘and vest it wholly heitself, or in' either
House, or give it to the Supreme Court,
or any other tribunal or person. Retract
heard during the debate many profes
sions of 'confidence in President Grant.
and this was not surprising; - but
the subject before the Senate was
one that ought to be considered
and determined on other than personal
considerations ; and his vote would be
given upon general principles, without
regard to the present or possible fature
occupant of the White House. He would
vote for the absolute repeal of the law,
glad to be able by his vote to do some
thing toward restoring the Government
to the salutary principles upon which. It
rested under the Constitution.
The Vice President appointed the fol
lowing Committee on Political Disabili
ties:. Messrs: Robertson, °idiom, -Har
lan. Howe, Ferry. Boreman and Vickers.
The - Senate, without action on the bill,.
adjourned. . •
The Rockford (tilt) Bank Fallure—ln.
tEtyTelegraati.to the Pittsburgh Garktu.3
• CHICAGO, March 21.—The Rockford
Register ofliiaturday whose editor was the
,first. Cashier of the broken First National
Bank of that city, giyes some interesting
particulars in the history of-that institu.
thin. The bank was started in June,
1864. Its first officers we'Ee Alonzo Wood,
President,' and E. H. Griggs, Cashier;
capital stock, fifty thousand dollars, al
most entirely owned by Alonzo and W.
.in 1865, Mr. Griggs
resigned the Cashiership, con Sequence:
of his inability to reconcile .his ideas of
sound banking with those of the principal
owner. George W. Stratton succeeded
Mr. Griggs, and continued to be Cashier
up to the time of his sudden disappear
ance'. The bank was, some' time after
the change in Cashiership,Visted by J.H.
Dunham, of Chicago, National Bank. E
xaminer fur this district, who found it in
, such a condition as, in his judgment, to
justify the Government in closing it up,
and ho so reported to Mr. Clark, Como
troller of the Currency. No action was
taken by the Comptroller, and he and
his successor,•Mr. Hulburd, were after
wards frequently- notified by Mr. Dun
ham that the bank was in an unsound
condition and should be wound up. Sec
retary.McCallough was, also. in posses
sion of the same information, but
no action was taken by the offi
cials to 'close the concern. Mr. Dun--
ham finally resigned his office, on Ac
count of the neglect of the Department
to act upon his recommendation. The
bank had continued on in this way,- but
never possessed the confidence .of the
business community. 'By an offer of
high rates of interest on deposits, how
ever,' It induced many poor and hard
working people to entrust their savings
to its keeping, and in this way its failure
causes much distress to this class of de
positers. , Within the Last few months
the bank has been reported as in an un
safe condition, but, as In former cases,
the recommendations of the Examiner
were disregarded, and. - the . . bank
allowed' to continue. It was in
such 11l repute in Rockford that the
other banks refused to receive its checks
or drafts. On Monday evening of last
week the Cashier left the city, ostensibly
for the purpose of visiting Chicago to
raise funds for the bank, and the next
tidy the doors were closed. S. B. Scott,
of Milwaukee, Examiner, took posses.
aion immediately and found the entire
assets in the vaults footed up about ten
dollars in postal currency. Everything;
else had been abstracted. It Is difficult
to ascertain the liabilities of the bank,`
but, it is believed they Will scarcely fall
below one hundred thousand- dollars.
Railroad Accident in Canada.
Lily Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Casette.] .
Lennox, C. W., March - 20:—The: Ex
press train going west on the Great-Wes
tern Railway ran.off the track at Beach-
ville, at two o'clook this morning. , The
Pullman sleeping ear , was precipitated ,
over anembankmentlwelvelligit, making
ono complete reyolution. No one wag
killed, The following were wounded:
James La Moot, of Ohathain, two ribs
broken 04 ly 14,6 andur the
head, not expeetea to recdveri'Mrs. P. A.
Whittemore, Denver City, Colorado,
colar• rbone.:dislocateds and severely
budged; Mr. and Mrs. , Sticker, Pontiac,
Mich., bruised and- cut, not seriously;
pr:filekvot lug Chicago, - the tor.
mer birdied and the latter about
the head and shoulders; Mr. Chick,
cage ' , aged -seventy•three years, • body
shaken and-bruised; several others wdre
slightly injured.% The wounded wore
conveyed' to the Tecumseh House:at Lou.'
doh, and are retied:4 the best medical
Accident On 'this rt Wayne' Railway
aly Telegraph Wahl, iqttabargh Gazette.) •
OntoAGO, March 20.--Last evening,
about Seven o'clock, tut,aceident Occur
red en the Pittsburgh, „Fort Wayne and
Chicago RitilWay at a•stathinstalled
wood, about ninety miles frdakthis city.
resulting in the death 'of Ode 'man anik
the fatal !Wray 'of another." The fader.'
dent occurred by the hollisimi 'cif two
wood trains. The two men WOO em
ployed on one of the trahts. Their names
are nos made known.
BOW . ° Crimlual Case!.
By Telegraph Wee Plat burgh Gazette.]
111iiirAto,'Wreh 21.7-1461 el MCGuire,
on trial for the . rufirderofJohn Ford,,was
last night ocinvi6ted of manslaughter In.
the third degree 'and sentenced to four
years imprisonment in the State Prison.
James•Rsynolds, charged with stealing
$6,000, the property of the Golden Cheese
Company, was found guilty. ,
The Alden...ol#em %11l be tried to
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:By Telegraph to the Plttabargh Gazette. 1
WASHINGTON, March 20;1869
AT THE WHITE HOUSE..
A very large number of Senators and
Representatives were at the White Rouse
this rnOrnlng. The Pennsylvania dile
gationtalled in - a body and had'an inter
01JTIsaINNY IN TENNESSEIe.
Commissioner Delano received a com
munication from SuperViSorNolik, of the
Tennessee, district, forwarding a letter
from Collector Wilson, of the Third dis
trict of that State, inforining the Super
visor that he has commenced a vigorous
campidgn against outlaws in • the moun
tain counties of that State. Mr. Nook
writes he is in receipt of information
that the Sixth district is infested with
illicit distilleries, whose proprietors defy
the Government officers, and he has di
rected the Collector .to push these viola
tors to the wall. Collector Wilson writes
he is operating in the mountain counties
with a detachment of United States
and one of his deputies has re
ported a seizure of five different distille
ries in the mountain counties. The troops
are now operating in Putnam and Jack
son counties. •
NOMINATIONS CONFIRMED' AND APPOINT.
Senate to-day confirmed the following
nominations: Wm. A. Richardson, 'As
sistant Secretary of the Treasury; Jos.
.R. Smith, Assessor of Internal Revenue
for the Twenty-first District of Pennsyl
vania; C. C. P. Clark, Collector of Cus
toms, Oswego, N. Y.; Israel Washbnrne r
Collector of - Customs, Portland, Maine.
Post : ters: Wm. Clark, Van Wert, O.;
A. : lon, Findlay, O.; Richard J. Tomp . -
kins, ount Carroll, Ill.; Enoch B. Pen
dleton, Westerly, R. L
. John W. Douglas, of Erie. Pa., has
'beeirappointed Assistant Commissioner
of Internal Revenue. He has for several
years past been Collector •of Internal
Revenue for the district represented in
Congress by Hon. Glenni W. Scofield,
and has been regirded as one of the most
competent men in that branch of the
The. President has appointed James W.
Haines, Frederick A. Tridth and William
A. Sherman as Go vernment • Commis
sioners to examine and report on the
completed sections of the Central Pacitio
Railroad of Cali:brute and the Western
Pacific Railroad, in place of John Bigler,
Frank Danver and Thomas J., Henley,
The Senate Committee on Commerce
has msulela avOrable report on the nom
ination of J. - F,.-to,be'Collector at
New Orleans,' and has rep - One - a Neck , .
James Longstreet's nomination for Col
lector of Internal Revenue of the First
District of Louisiana without recom
ASSUMED MS DErrxEs
Gen. Randolph Marcy, Inspector Gen
eral or the Army, assigned to duty on
Gen. Sberman's stair, assumed the duties
of that office this morning.
An unsuccessful attempt'was made last
night to rob a bank here.
Thos. - L. Tullock bas been appal:lied a
clerk of tho Treasury Department, and
assumed his duties to-day, vice Niles.
Shipment, of currency for the week to
national banks, $683,099; amount re
ceived from Printing durean, $598,500
held in trust for banks, U 42.690.200; do.
for public, deposits, *32,716,350; bank
notes issued to-day, $313,301,736 ; insol
vent bank notes redeemed, $10,200,221;
ASIIIIIGTON, March 21, 1869.
THEVOLORED PEOPLE MOVING.
The colored people of the District of
Columbia are making arrangements, on
an extensive scale, for the celebration of
the anniversary of the abolition of sla
very in this district.
George T. Downing, Frederick Doug
lass and other colored men, have issued
proposals for the publication of a.first
class weekly journal In the cityo>f Wash
ington in the interest of the colored peo
ple of America.
THE HIMION TO HAITI
Mr. Bawtt, colored, of Philadelphia,
has a competitor for the mission. to Hayti,
in Mr. Dumas, of New Orleans. The
latter: is, like the former, ropresented to
be a good scholar, with the advantage of
-being acquainted with the Eipaniah lan
guage. Both are strongly recommended.
The disposition -of members of the
House generally is rto adjourn the ses-
sion of Congreesa week hende: Senators
are not so anxious for its termination.
In some churches to-day the' pastors
read a, brief address from Cuban ladies
in New York;__as4ing aid end sympathy
in. behalf of the revolutionists in Cuba.
Among the listeners to the reading at
the :Metropolitan Methodist Church were
Prealdent Grant,,Vice-President , Colfax
and Chief , justice Chase. •
Charges Against the Mayo.l*.o /Ads*
Telefeahltt? the A'lttiburgh utzette.3
- Sr.Loma; *arch 21.—May6r:Thomas,
of_ this oity• was examined, yesterday by
a committee appointed by tint City Conn
-ells to investigate certain charges made'
against him hy Judge Clover, !Ito City
'Counsellor. the evidence of the Mayor
illmsalf shows that he drew from the'
pauper fund;and deposited ln bank in .
his own name, mixing it with his private
Personal and drawing :from It in
a promiscuous way; Othar irregulari
tieS were also shown,. snob as oompro• ;1
wising claims against the olty,Withoat
proper alithoritY.. - - Nothing of a criminal
character Was:proved but thelstabnent • •
of the Mayor • !MOWS t hat he his a lobe° ,1
way of doing business.
Ili CH '24: 1
NEWS BY CABLE.
y Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Razette.)
EBATE IN THE HOUSE . (iP COMMONS ON
' THR IRISH QUESTION.
LONDON, March 20, 1269.—Mr. Glad
stone's bill to diseatabliSh the Church of
Ireland came up again in the
Commons last evening and was debated
at great length. Sir .1 ohn Girley,- a
Liberal member from Kilkenny, regaid
ded the established Churellin Ireland as
the badge of conquest, and asserted that
It must be abolished,
Edward Mall, Liberal, from Bradford,
also supported , the bill in a speech of
Considerable length, and was followed.
by the Right Hon. Stafford Northcote, in
John BMW, then delivered a long and
able speech in favor of the Measure. The
Established Church of England had the
assent of a large majority of the; people
of England, but the questionwasiwheth
er that Church was good also ;for the
people of Ireland. The opponent:o43(olls
bill had utterly failed to proVe thlkt ~the
opinion of the civilized world was hos
tile to this, measure, as had beent stated.
He reviewed the opinions of 'statesmen
on the question, and quoted Lord Stan
ley's remark thatl "Ireland was the ques
tion of the hour." He referred to the
conductt'of Lord Mayo while Lord Lieu
tenant of Ireland, and the posdlon of
other Tories, to show that that party had
no policy on the Irish question. The bill
now before the House, he continued,
was acceptable to the mass of the people
of Ireland, Catholics and Protest
ants as, well, and was almost
unanimously approved by the peo
pie_ of . England. as has been before stated
here. The Established Church in Ireland
was a badge of conquest. Conservatives
'of the intoire frould view the attitude of
the present Conservatives on this question
with surprise. He,quoted tlavotir's work
on Ireland, where that author shows that
the Established Church promotes disaf
fection and animosities in that country,
slid causes the peasantry to be th a worse
condition than the slaves of the Antilles,
and that the Irish were continually pro
testing against it. The speaker then con
trasted the position of the Church in Eng
land. England's liberty, he said, was not
secured by the Church, but by the Puri
tans and Nonconformists. Nations never'
forget their religious grievances until the
cause is removed. The old policy pur
sued by England rendered Ireland more
ultramontane than any country In Eu
rope. Catholicism was not only a mat
ter of filth, but of patriotism, for; which
the Irish were ready to suffer or :die, if
need be. Since the union disturbances
have been continual, Protestantism was
the only tire that was destroying ,every
thing that was good and-noble in Ireland,
resulting in the absolute disappearance
of peace and- loyalty. The Irishmen
Who had 01:migrated to the United States
ttridsrtristrialk weFe _ watching anxiously
the restilt of the "Ritittian:
entire Fenian prospect' was fed and ,
kept alive by the sympathy of
Americans, under the idea that
England never (lid justice to Ireland.
There were no more bitter foes to England
in the United States than Irishmen. The
House was now asked to do justice to
Ireland; not f.r fear of foreign enemies,
but for the sake -of internal peace and
tranquility. He contemplated the volun
tary system prevailing in Scotland, and
anticipated the best rcaults to posterity
for Ireland if this bill became a law.
Mr. Bright concluded by, saying this
measure would have the approval of the
Supreme Being, for It' was founded on
the pribciples of merctr and justice, the
attributes of his glorious reign.- .
ARIKY REORGANIZATION L'ltfinD
PARTS. March 21.—1 n the COips Legis
latif yesterday - Marshal Neil, Minister
of War, urged the completion of the te
organization of the army. Peace, tie said,
was secure, but France would not toler- ,
ate a government which was not fully,
prepared to avenge insult, if oilered.
The budget report considers the present
situation of Europe as eminently!peace
THE LOSS OF WEE IN RECENT FIOHTS.
MADRID, March 21.—During the re
cent tights at the barricades in Xeres, de,
la Frontera, over one hundred solders -
were killed and wounded.' The lbss of
citizens was heavy, but the number of
them killed is not known. I
EFORT, March 21.—Evening.-
Five-Twenties quoted at 87%@8734.
QUESTION DRFINITELy SETTLED
FLORENCE, March 21.—The question
concerning the property of the "clergy has
been definitely settled..:
Quusss.rowx, March 21.—The "'team
ship Nebraska, froth New York March
lOtn, arrived today.
SouvrampTox, March 21.—The steam-
ship Weser, from New York March 11th,
arrived on her way to Bremen.
QUEENSTOWK March. 21:—The steam
er Australasian, from • New York •Mirch.
Ilth, arrived at four o'clock yesterday
afternoon.- • • -
FINANCIAL' 4ND COADIERCIAL.
Lo.NDON, March , 20 Euexinjj—Con•
cols for money, 93%; for account 931(;
Flve-Tmenties, 83, 1 4 . Stocks quiet; Erie,
2435; Lllnoie, , 97. Tallow, 478. Calcutta
Arrrwftnp, March 20.—Detroleurc, 5415
Fyyit 'NKFORT. March 20.—U. S. &MI'S.
ABM. March . 20. 2 .-Evening.-13ourse
; easier; Fientes clotted at 70f. 250.
Heveg, March /0....C0tt0n unchanged.
LrvooPoor.,,Meroh- 20.—COtlon firmer,
but not ,higher; Mtddlirig Uplands, 1254 ,
12 1 45. r saleih.lo,ooo biles: Cali
.fOrniaiwhite Wheat. 9s. 8d; red western,
Bs. Bd. - . Western Flour, 235. Corn, 30s.
for old; *end29s. for new. Oats, 3s: 4d.
~100 s. Beef; 90s. Lard, 758. Od.
Cheese, 765.„ Baoon. 02s. Od.
tine-31s. Tallow. 45srad•
The Cuban InnurreeUon.
Ler Tilegraph to the Pittsburgh Ossette.l
HAVANA, March 20.—1 n a skirmish
near Villa Clara an insurgent male: was
captured and. shot. steamer arrived
to-day from Spain with one thousand
Tin Insurrection—Departure of Pella.
cal Pribouers--Dlsturbances in Hava
iia—itears of a Mot.
IlAvAmk. March 20TE via LAKE CITY,
`Fla., - March 21.—A float of transports,
with the State prisoners on board, sailed
to-day for Fernando Po, conveyed by the
. Spanish frigate Legated, which . will ac
company th as far as Bahama Chan
nel. Tho wharves and roofs of the
houses.., - commanding . a view of the
barber were crowded - by' people
to witness the departure. The prisoners
embarkation was effected in an orderly
Mariner, under a guard of the military
forces. • Some trouble 'occurred on one
of the wharves. It is reported that a
thief was caught plying his trade, and
was, badly beaten and taken to the vol
unteers' barracks. About the same time
there was a disturbance near thelGover
nor's palace. A Cuban cried out,("Deczth
to Spain!" "Viva Cespedes!" He was
-instantly shot dead by one of the sentries
on ward before the palace.
Later iiithe day the Police Commissary,
Romero, who was suspected of sympathy
for the man arrested on the wharf, was
assaulted on the streets by the populace,
who shot and killed him. The Captain
General, heanng of the affair, and hoping
to pacify the people, went to the barracks
and immediately organized a court mar
tial for the trial of the called thief, who,
after a brief investigation, was sentenced
to beshot. Intense excitement prevails
throughout the city. Frequent cries
have been heard of ' , Viva Cespedea" and
there are fears of a riot.
NEW YORK CITY.
NEW TORE, March 21, 1869.
Prince Louis, of• Bourbon, was mar
ried last evening to Miss Emilie Hamil,
of Cuba. The ceremony was a civil one,
Catholic Priests declining to perform one
of.a religious character.
The steamer City of Paris, from Liver
pool, via Queenstown on the 11th ar
rived today. - •
The marble building, No.. 61 Reade
street, was greatly damaged by fire last
night. S. M. Loentril, importer lost,
#6,000; Victor Franck, hoopskirt and cor
set manufacturer, ;20,000,. and.the build
ing injured to the extent of #/0,000; all
fully insured. 69 was damaged
45.000, and the Dean ante, Taylor. Gibson
and - Wilson, loss ;8,000, and MeMaab
loses by water ;10,000—also fully insured
About a million and a half dollars
Wive been remitted from Cuba to a pri•
vate banker here, the interest on which
is to be devoted torthe sick and wound:
ed of the patriot, army.
The n rc;-glycerlne seized on Thursday
appears to have been consigned to an
agent of the United States Government
The •Waverly Hotel and-grounds and
stables of the New Jersey State Xgricul
tura • Society, at Waverly :Park, were
burned .last night, Loss 850,000. • .
Tile Appointment: of . Longstreet-4IL L
IBy Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
LOUISVILLE, March 20.—The Couicr-
Jourwal publishes this morning the fol
lowing remarkable article: -
"When it was announced that General
Grant had appointed General Longstreet
to the office of ..urveyor of the ;Port of
New Orleans; we at once concluded that
the President was apprised of his appoin
tee's having once been indictedlor smug
gling, and . therefore thought _ him the
bettor qualified Lo detect others who
might engage in similar practices. About
the year 1855, as we are informed, Long
street,' being a Major in the United States
army, and in command of a military
post on the American side of the Rio
Grande, was indicted in the District Court
of United States for the Territory of
New Mexico for the crime of smuggling;
but when the United States Marshal went
to the fort to exeenuto the process of said
Court, the gates were closed against him
and he had to return without executing
it. The Marshal having reported these
facts to the then Governor of the Terri
tory, he made application 'to Gen.' Gar
land, who commanded that military.dis
trict,to have Longstreet surrendered to
the civil authorities for trial; but as Long
street was a relative of the General, he
evaded the application of the Governor
and ordered a Court of. Inquiry to inves
tigate the Matter. This Court, composed
of his brother officers, found Lengstreet
guilty, but the General disapproved of the
finding of the Court and the matter
was settled by his giving -a pledge to the
-civil officers that there should• be no
smuggling on ..the part of the military.
Hence we infer that Grant, knowing that.
Longstreet had some knowledge of holes
.through which offenders might slip,.
thought him a suitable hand to stop them,
,and therefore aPpointed him ,to the Office,
netwithatandlng he had been a Confedt
orate officer." • •
Outrages at Chambersburg, Pa.--Great
Excitement 7 4,yuch lLaw Proposed.
(B . W. 'fileirratth to the PllttsburgA eueste.)
OIitAMBERSBURG. Pa., .March
Thursday afternoon last. a ;girl thirteen
years old and two young ladies, daugh
'ters of neighboring .farmers, were rav
ished by a : negrii.' a negro,
"nineteen years old, named Conti Norris,
a native'of Chambersburg, was arrested
Bind is now in Jail, charged with perrie-0
:rating. these outrages.. There is but lit
-of bis;•beang the guilty ,party.
The excitement in the community is in-
On Friday Alight an effort was made to
take Norris tivom the jail and hang him.
No haul than eight.htmdretl people gath
ered about. the jail building. Speeches
were made by a number of prominent
citizens, and the rnoblvas induced to dis
perse; The prison has since been guard
ed by a stroug force summoned by. the
sheriff. The young ladi e s
C. 4 Telegraph to t ili d " er il l d tta li bit ft
rg i a d.
TALLAJIASSE, March 20.--The Pensaco
la and Georgia Railroad and the Talla
,hasse'Rallroad were sold to-dap at public
sale. - The first was knocked down at one
million two hundred and twenty thou
sand andthe, last at one hundred and
ninety-five thousand, to Dibble and as- -
soclaters, $OO,OOO to , be paid, on; taking
poBBl3BBioll, and the balance as called for
b_y the Trustees of the lateplaKimprove - .
The Grain Que.rissis— %Ilion or the Cid.
cago Board of Trade.
UV Telegraph to the Plttsburth Gazette.,
CHICAGO, March 20.—The followliag
resolutions in reference to a change. in
the system of receiving, storing and sell.
ingrain in New York City, that is, tio
send'all grain to store on arrival,
Nevi posed by a Committee from the ew
York-.Eleyating and Warehousing Asso
ciation, were unanimously and enthusE.
rustically arlorted today by the Chicago
Board of Trade :
Whereas, 'l'nu preamble and resolu
tions. or the Buffalo Board of Trade in
referstice to the subject before us, meet
with our hearty approval; and whereas,
our eo•operatfon is askeil by said resolu
Ik.solved, That the Board of cTrade of
the city of Chicago , recommend such
change In bills of lading at Buffalo as
will effect the desired reform alone:
Raohied, That we see , in this disposi
tion on the part of the more liberal and
enlightened portion of the trade of New
York City an unwillingness to conform
to and adopt the present system of re
ceiving, handling and selling grain,
which has so successfully prevailed in
the western grain markets, a ready so
lution of the embarrassments and imam
growing out of the pernicious custom of
selling our grain on seven to ten days'
qlietioived, That we invite the hearty co
operation bf the New York Produce Ex
change and of the various associations in
the West in this movement, and trust
that they will support the Elevating and
Warehousing' Associations in carrying
out so desirable a change.
A . very severe storm has been raging
at Salt. Lake and west of there for the
past two days.
—Two thousand poor children . were
present at the anniversary of the Cincin
nati Union Bethel.
Judge James Morrison, a prominent
attorneyt in .Indiana, and one of the
oldest residents of Indianapolis, died on
—Gen. Samuel Fessenden died at Port
land, Maine, on Friday night,"aged efgh
tv five years. Senator Fessenden was his
—A special from _Omaha says the Mis
souri river is rising rapidly,, with a pros
pect of the opening of navigation within
a few days. The weather is mild. Heavy
sty rms are reported at Salt . Lake and
-The Denver Hews of Saturday even
ing publishes a telegram from Pueblo,
reporting a fight at Port Lyons, Thurs
day night, between the colored and white
troops, in which several were killed and
four or live wounded.
—An Omaha special says : General
Warren and other mem - Jars of the:Special
Cominlision who had 'bepn - examin-
Mg the 'Union and Central Pacific railroad
are expected to *return toSt. Lonisfr,his
week. They will proceed to. Washington
and there make report. •
—The pedestrian Lynian, who is walk
ing from Chicago to Savannah, Ga., for a
wager-ofo, whil.e.at Seymour
awaiting a change - iri - the' Weathei..,..was
served with a notice by the Jackson
County Vigilance Committee to' leave
within a limited time. Lyman obeyed
the notice and left for Louisville by rail
to avoid probable lynching.
—Robert McCabe, of Chicago, has con
tracted to build the Grayville and Mat
toon Railroad, to be equal to the Illinois
Central Railroad, for seven hundred
thousabd dollars, taking county, city
and township bonds in payment. The
entire road is to be 'completed in two
years and the bonds only to be delivered
as the iron is put down. The road is to
run from Grayville, EdWards county,
Illinois, via Albion, Olney, Newton and
Prairie City to hlattoon,. Coles county, a
distance of about one hundred miles.
The,work will be commenced simulta
neously at Maysville and Mattoon.
"Man is born to. trouble as the sparks
to fly upward," and in nothing do we see
it more fully exemplified than in the
general turmoil and wretchedness of
moving day. First comes the hurry and
flurry of taking up carpets and packing
furniture; then the necessary ' , express
wagon" at "moderate charges," and hap
py he who secures one early. Mid then
“thefiitting" and unpacking of furniture,
and the relaying of carpets on rooms too
large or too small, or of-such a different
shape that one's brains are puzzled to
know,how to bring order out of the con
fusion which reigns around. And just
here we might say, to our friends who
may be in trouble, that they should at
Once call on Messrs. Roberts, Romig t
Co.. at No. 61. Smithfield street, third
door from Fourth aienue, who are adepts
in the art of fitting and - laying carpets;
hanging shades, curtains, dec. They also
have on hands a large assortment of win
dow shades, lace, Nottingham and Da
mask curtains, cornice, mouldings, mat-.
tresses'of all 'kinds, the best materials
and latest styles, all of which they offer
&the lowest cash prices at their new up
fiheolldstietrrieengt; establishm , ent, 61 Smith
Henry Hides-made lnfounation before
Alderman W. B. -Hooper, on liaturday,
against Jane Charlesworth for adultery.
The accused <is charged with holding
illicit intercourse , with a certain Joseph
Egley 'alias Blake, she being at the time
the lawftd•wilo of William Kent. Wil
liam Kent also made information before
the Alderman against Egley, or 13Ialm
for fornication. The alleged offense was
committedprior to the .28th day of last
December,,with Jane , Kent, then wife of
the prdsecator, but since divorced;
iiam Kent and. Jane Kent, or m u l es .
..worth..are the parties who figured Bev_
oral days since In an abduction case , th e
particulars'of which we gave at the time.
The accused in both cases named gave
ball for trial. '
Diarnets by Telegraph.. •
c mcAo o, , March 20 .—At.open boarti
in the afternoon there were moderate,
demands for wheatsnd prices s t eady;
.jinihe eyeningarcel yanythina!og; sale
No ' 2 wheat $1 09X. pro v r.
Mons were dull and nominally unehangs
ed. - ,
• EIAN- FRAN - orBce, March 20. Fiona
qquiet;' 62 34M50: 'Wheatin Aka 4,65.
Legal Tenders e7d. M
gat during the week S ae s
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