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Proceedingtot the Legislature—
Philadelphia and Erie Rail
tey T6eirritat to the rittandreti Gazette:3
HARRISBURG, garch,3l, 1869.
• • fiEN/ekr“ `• • ‘.
- - BILLS INTRODUCED.
By Mr. SEARIGIITi Inecirporating the
'Uniontown Woolen Manufacturing Coin-
Prohibiting liquor licenses' in Patton
township, Allegheny county.
Changing the title of Justices of the ,
Peace in the newly consolidated. districts
of Pittsburgh to Alden:noh."-
Inoorporating J. S. Finch Manufctur
ing Company. •
Supplement for Mereantile Hall Libra
ry Company, Pittsburgh, providing that
their bonds shalLnot exceed the cash
actually :mid in, and allowing trustees,
executors, administrators, guardians and
corporations to invest In said bonds, 'and.
exempting the same from taxation.
By. Mr. LOWRY: Incorporating the
Presque.oll and Pipe. Company. .
By Mr. DAVIS :- Slaking Good Fridity
apnblic holiday.. Passed finally.
Evening Seazion.—Mr. RANDALL
% moved the consideration of the Phila-
Idelphis cattle bill.
Mr. LOWRY moved to amend by call
ing up the appropriation bill.
Mr. CONNELL, Chairman of the
Finance Committee, refused to call up
the same. 4, •
Mr. STINSON raised the point of or •
der that the appropriation bill took pre
" cedenee when called Ibr.
After some discussion the SPEAKER
decided the point well taken, and the
bill was put upon second reading and
discussed all evening_ -
The-most important Amendments in
corporated in this bill by the Senate
Committee are three thousand dollars to
each member of the - Greenbank con
tested Election Committeeften thousand
;.dollars for Additional building for Get
tysburg battle painting, other paintings,
- battle; Sags and relles; i• three ' thousand
dollars for railroad, canal and coal map,
- accompanying Auditor General's Report;
six thousand dollars to print the botan
ical. survey of Professor Porter, of La
fayette College; five hundred to each
member of Committee on Beard of
- -IRMA - Charities; one hundred thousand
for Danville Asylum; twenty-five thqtt-
Sand for Erie Marine Hospital. The
Pittsburgh School of Design was thrown
out. The Senate amend by Including
fifteen hundred dollars for piano and one
thousand for incidental expenses in th
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.. ,
Mr. STRANG introduced a bill relating
to snits brought by residents of other
States againstresidents of Petuisylvania,
providing that in such snits, upon de
fendant making •affidavit and showing
that witnesses of both parties reside
In the county and State in which plain
tiff resides, mull-where the "cease of ac
tion originates, the Court shall order a
discontinuance - of snit, if defendant
shall- deliver .to plaintiffs power of-at
torney autndrising, any attorney of the
county. and State, plaintiff to accept
JEleriice of process, costs to' abide result
of the action. Passed finally.
The' bill repealing act of April lOth,
• 1887, changing the venue In certain cases
friSm Allegheny to Jefferson cotinty, piss
second reading. •
Mr. LESLIE, of Butler, called np the
billmaifirmlng-the jurisdiction of Butler
Common Pleas Court in the case of Buf
ler County vs. • Northwestern. Railroad
. Company, being for an injunction against
the company transferring bands owned
by Lawrence . county. Passed second
4'ventng esiedots.--The bill from the
Senate authoring the Philadelphia and
Ertellallroadlolssue twenty millions of
dollars of mottgage bonds, to build a
doable track and branches and . improve
equipments, passed finally. -
The Tax bill from the Senate was dis
onased till adjournment.
iny•Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
HAVANA,Mareh SL"--Two volunteers
' have been convicted of committing GT.-
' 03010tes1,011 Sunday last, and,sentenced to
exile and imprisonment. '
The reports of, the , recapture of• the
steamer. Commander are not confirmed.
Advioas fromepatriot sources state that
Cespedes his reptied.te Dulee's declara
tion of Far to tbe,knife. by a d,ecree that
all Person's token hfteafter, except' re
gular Spanish seidiers, are to txt Immo-.
• diately pnt to death: -
The /3 Itlati ton - sul has seat the gun
boat 'Heron to Carribean, where the,.
British ship JelL Davis, • captured by a
Spanish cruiser, bas , ,arrlye_d., The. -vol
:,-,unteekw at Carries= tteis". two Vahan
passengers, Itaffard Falero and Francisco -
Jeminer, as they landed 'from the ,013 ff..
t Davis.and•immediately shot tbem.i . The
- Captain and crew have been thrown , into
The BfltistrDonettlAtxpectHs to have
a British ileet look "cruisThg" in the Ba
hatualL..i' ,-"=" e 7
IT*O sitthoribis hive
• Lux!e4inegtoirid elves at Cape Mats!, In
Adiices trout Santiago to ine xxci' re
port the Meanie? Crrietret and two schoon
ars had landed egpedhlons on the north-,
4 erh 'spore. ' • > t .
Lopez miners has 'rettiine•lfrinti 34/s
--• Newt'. received from Nuevltas to lhe
24th states the Insurgents, yerytae
Thegovernment troops had re.occcm
pied *snail and expect : to restoreeom.
• munleation With Tunas. • •
KEY WEST, ;Matruh 111..=-Inforination
h , from the most tell tble ;owes ie received,
' that tho sat:ailed Peruvian monitors are
really in the service of the . Cuban Revo.
t . is:Monists, and it Mae believed- theyare
now in the vicinity of Manzonillo.
—ln the Newlereev Legislature, yes.
terday, a hill patting a tax . , of two per
cent. on the net income of bankers, bro.
hers, incorporated banks and sayings
institntlens, express companies and alt
corporationa who do not , Row pay tax to
the State by contract, was palmed.,
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
WASHINGTOpi. March 21, 186 1. 1'
Lieutenant Governor Dann,' (colored,)
of Louisiana, is In this city.
The President has acknowledged E. G.
13p:tires lig Consul General of Honduras
in New York.
Among the nominations to be made
for Justices of the Peace of this- district
will be one colored man.
Secretary Boutwell will nominate Mr.
Halsey to the President to-day for the
position of Register of ghe Treasury.
The Postmaster General has suspended
Special Agent G. W. Summers and'rein
stated Foster Blodgett, in charge of the
Augusta, Ga., postoilice.
The President is quite well to:cliTiy, And
receiveil callers as usual, aniong whoin
were Senators Cole,Sarattuti Stierntan.
;Morton ands numerolan_preientathree.
No delegations visitedpthe White House.
The Senate confirmed this evening
Charles S. Elamilton, to be Marshal for
the District of Wiegonsin; awl Charles
Lafolett, Supetinttrident of , Indian af
fairs in Oregoft..l ,
The Conimlttee on , Contingent E4pen
ses, of the Senate, have ordered the Ser
geant-at-Arms to discharge ninety-three
men and boys, it it can •be done without
detriment to the business.
NOMINATIONS BY THE YRESIDEIQT.
The following nominations were sent
in to-day: Emil Solchester, Consular
Agent at Bremen, Prussia; Geo. M. Linn,
Assessor Internal. Revenue, Sixth Dis
trict, Kentucky; B. F. Wagensellar, As
sessor of Internal Revenue, Fourteenth
District, Penna;,John S. Nixon, Coilec
tor of Daternil ReVents's, SiitkDistrict,
Kentucky; Franklin. J. Rollins,
tor of Internal Revenue, First District,
Maine; Wm. A. Arnold,-Receliver of Pub
lic Moneys, Central City; Cal.; P. B. Ma
son, Register - Land Office, Humbolt, Kan.;
W. Babcock, Surveyor General for Kan.;
Levi S. Blake, AgentißlackftSot and neigh
The following to be deputy Postrnas•
tees; J. M. Billings, Santa Clara. Cal.;
Thos. E. McClelland, Cheyenne, Wyom
ing Terr'y.; Robt. Fisher, Dallas, Texas;
Robt. N. Mills, Bryan, Tex as; Wm. H.
&Divine, Humbolt, Tenn.- T. MoFeely,
Georgetown, S. C.; John Speed, Louis
ville, Ky.; Henry W, Hogan, Lancaster,
Pal Jelin W. Harris, Lock Haven, Pa.;
.Enos Hawley, Munoy, Pa.; Wm. H.
Dickey, Kittanning; Pa.; ;J. H. Cogawell,
Tittwille, Pa.; Jots..rHall.„ Aconta, Wis.;
Harwood M. Redington, Elyria, O.; Juli
-S. Coe. Norwalk, O.; Lewis
D. Smith, Elmira, Mich.; Mattison
Newton, N. 3.• S. W. Rathbun, Marion,
O.; Geo. W. Coe, Aatomaisa, Iowa; J. E.
West, St. Cloud, Minn.;N. Murdock,
tin Minn.; John A. IWlsbone, Myatic
Bridge, Conn.; Chap._ W. Keating, Shreve
port, La.; Franklin A. Munson, Sand
wich. Dl.; J. A. Blackwell, Litchfield,
ILL; 0. S. Jencks. Mang?, Ill.; Edward S.
Smith, Batavia, Hi.
PACIFIC RAILROAD INVESTIGATION.
The Haase Committee on the Pacific
Rallreadito-dey commenced an investi
gation into the charges contained la the
resolution offered by • Representative
Bingham, in relation to the issuing of
bonds to the Central Pacific Railroad.
Caleb Cushing and Wm. E. Chandler ap
peared before the Committee on the part
of the Union Pacific Company, and
Chittenden for the Central Pacific. C. P.
Huntingdon, Vice President of the latter
Qompany, was also present. After
adopting a resolution calling on
the proper departments for copies
of documents to be used in evidence, the
Committee listened to an argument by
Mr. chandler, in whilth tie 'reviewed the
various laws bearing on the subject.
He discussed the progress of the roads
and reiterated the charges of the resolu
tion. The committee then adjourned
until to•morrow, when the Secretary of •
the Interior and Secretary of the. Treas
ury will be present with the netessary ,
maps and papers.
SPECIAL TREAEIMIT AGENTS.
Secretary Bontwell has concluded to
dismiss all Special Agents of the Treas
ury. His reason for it is that he does
not know which are honest and which
not, and he believes an investigation, at
..ter the dismissal of all, will': prove the
ones really worthy of trust. •
Hon. George A. Halsey, who reluct
antly consented to accept., the Registry
of the Treat ury, cannot now, it 'appears, •
be appointed to that position, Awing to
the opinion of Attornay General Hoar,
who holds that Mr. Haley. being .a man
ufacturer, is preeluded from appoint
ment by the act establishing the Treasu
ry Department. , '
THE Tlnagtir. CASE. 'PHILADELPHIA.
The Supteibe Court -of the United
* States has grantedleave for the filing of
a motion for a %rig of error on behalf of,
Twitehell, condemned to be -huff iv in
Pniladelpfda, theArgunient . to be heard
Attorriffy, General ,Hoar < made his first
argument . in fir eaffe . before,theConrt to.
Z:T/Vgt Yam', March M.
In, the Union Pacific Railroad
Alcia,before the Su preme yekterday,
Judge Barnard directed the receiver to
break open;the Coin nylkfafe. • This he
attempted to do aatsted by some labor
ers and'others, but Mr. Barlow, a Mem
ber of the Company,. warned ithe whole
party off as trespassers, andthey Wert
aWay. The case was then adjourned
110 W to'llD9rlPilra a
Virgil' Keep*: the YOntig man who
attediptad to kill Miss Carrie King in a
Brooklyn store, in February, was sen
teneed in the Brooklyn Cogrt af Quvter
t3essiona yeatetdlik,taingbt!stedrietuld ,
seven triontlis imprisonment in Sing Slug.
The annual book trade sale commend. .
tgLygistendlYii' Theestak*Mlit tarkrigad
to occupy, four days. Several westerm
traders Were t praient and 'made liberal
Pu4shases.: , z s . • -
to to iiitsestraritliiiiii4l?
Bosms; Mart& 111.:4At tiliateatind to
day before . the Leabgative 00111Mittee oa
, the Metropolitan Pollee. Of 'SAO*, very charges were nude by George .
ooodiog 'gal*,• a member of the De
tective Pone% developed in the arres tand conviction'of Jennings and Stead
, man for the robbery of his (Gooding's)
;110re, wilich was. accomplished mainly
by Ids own efforts. The charges are to
belhoroughly investigated. . "
FORHIRST CONGREIS c
ENATE: Question of Adi ourn•
propriation Bill Considered—
,'lteport' of Conference , Com
mittee on , Tenure-of-Office
- 'Bill Presented and Adopted.
HOUSE Blississippi Heron
ittachois—Commiftee of Con""-
lion` Tenure=ol . 6olllce•
tiiiriency pug Referred.
D 37 Telegraph to the Ptttsbirgh Gazette. I
The House joint resolution for adjourn
ment on April fth, was taken up.
Mr. FESSENDEN, as Chairman of the
CoMmittee on ApPropriationspfaid ill his
opinion it would be impossible to finish
by that time the business pending before
the Senate; that the Senate ought not fix
a day for adjournn;tent should at
least dispose of the Indian - Appropria
Mr. SUMNER agreed.with the Senator
from Mitine, that the Senate ought not to
concur in this resolution; but the Indian
Appropriation bill was not the only, or
even the most important, matter requir
ing the attention of Congress. Tnere
was the , whole subject of Georgia in
volved, the question of the admission to
representation, and the question as to
what shall be done to secure the proper
reconstruction of that State. This was
the most important-subject befare Con
gress, and Senators ought not even talk
of going home until the case of Georgia,
in all its branches, should have been ful
ly considered and settled. The settle
ment of the case was important, not only
to the people of that State. but also as an
example for the other States of Missis•
sippi, Texas and Virginia. Another very ,
important matter. demanding the atten
tion of this session, was the revision of
naturalization ' so as to prevent frauds.
Mr. HOWEvra. a unable to see why- it
was wrong to talk about adjournment.
It was a peculiarity of the Senator from
Massachusetts th;t the 'longer he stays
here, the more e
fiend, to be done.
[Langlitelq Hee) would • • be
willing to remain. I n . sessio n a while
longer, for the yurpose of settling the
Georgia case. He could not see any prcs
pect makirg such settlement, but be
had befit' here since ISO, trying to recon
struct Georgia and the other Southern
States, and yet he believed they were no
nearer to reconstruction than ever. If
Congress could reconstruct the State, it
had bad time enough;-but to reconstruct
sumessfullyilu addition to Congress and
time one thing more was needed—good
sense.* • - -
r. SUMNER asked what the Senator
from Wisconsin proposed .to do with the
pending executive business?
Mr. HOWE did not believe there was
enough such business to occupy an ev
ening session: but thought, as a matter
of course, the Senate would remain in
sessimi long enough to dispose of
all business of that kind that might come
Mr. ANTHONY said so far as he - cciild
recollect, the Senater from Massachu
setts. (Mr. Sumner).had never voted for
an adjournment. He (Mr. Anthony)
thought there was no good reason why
Congress should not adjourn at the time
fixed in the House resolution.
Mr. SUMNER—What does the gentle
-than from Rhode Island propose 'to do
Mr. ANTHONY—WeII. that is a ques
tion that has troubled me a gelbd deal;
and I have pretty much come to the con
cituilon to let Georgia take care of her
Mr. SUMNER—Then the Senator pro.
poses•to tarnish no protection or security
to the Union men of that State?
Mr. ANTHONY replied, a• bill for
Qeorgia could be passed in a very short
time, whenever the Senator having
charge of it would go to a quorum of the
Senate and ask them to stand by it.
Mr. SIMINER—What does my excel
lent friend say as to Virginia?
Mr. ANTII.OI3Y—I don't think it is
necessary to do anything for Virginia at
Mr. SUMNER—Or Texas?
Mr. ANTHONY—I suppose Texas will
,stand pretty pearly as she has done for
the last few years. These States do riot
/Seem willing to, come in, and I don't
think' we can help it.
Mr. coMxwavo suggested the Semi.
tor from Rhode' Island, in answering the
gentleman from Massachusetts on this
subject, bear lin mind that, the „House
Committee on• Reconstruction;Mitch
had for a long time been investigating
andconsidering thenwhole subject,- and
therefore ' might' be' presumed to
know, whether it reqnired any, further.
legielation at thiseession,,had itppiiedly
expressed the opinion 'that it did
not, bytwice acquistaing in the proprol
tion'toltdjo'unin at an early day.
Mr. BUNN understand, then,
that my friend from Rhode Island pro+
pole* to abandon:Mesa States? •
Mr. ANTHONY—OnIy so far as I pro.
chusetts,'Rhode - .island and the. Other
• Mr. SUMNER—AU tis3,Wroistor
knows they are in a situation to reqdire
'Clir Pl°?2 44 ° l4l l3 nitWi . '' I
. e'4A ft ling- to •go
home, or to have Congress adjourn, with-.
out doing something - to ;settle definitely,
the status of States now .excluded from
,representation. If they were to be a ad-i
nutted in the terms alreadyidgred,"they
should be told so, and if , new 4xmdltions
wets to be imposed, it swop tbst duty of
congresa, in jpstice to the people, to let
them know what was rquired ot then':
Mr. HAM LIN move d' to amend the
liserntiori• so as tor iiirlibbriliatiltday,
April 10th, es the darOf adjournment. •
I 'ESSEONDEN:said'ite7eitas: nut at
I'l' 4 :troubled 'by the ease'of Georgia, al.
tthough he had certain, ditinitO opinlor •
on that subject, Which, at • the proper
limp; he would express.' - He way
posed, however, for other reasons, to ilx=
ing a day for adjourbment.• But, if it
must be done, he preftired the day sag.
PITTSBURGH, 'THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1869
Votrit, CPCMOCEG. A. M.
ment Discussed—lndian hip-
W i 6BHINCITOX,724strAL 34, 1669.
Rested by his colleague to that fixed by
the House. .
Mr. CONK uNcii was willing to vote for
the amendment of the. Senator from
Maine, (Kr. H a mlin ) but would prefer
to adjourn on the day named in the res
olution, ss it had come from the House,
though he would be very reluctant to
bring the session to an end until Con
gress should have done all that in his
judgment was necessary. The last three
years had been • filled with se.ssidns of
Congresiti, not merely regular ; but lextra
ordinal sessions, brought about by the
war, an emblematic of it, and he be
lieved t e4Deople were thoroughly tired
of ' the extraordinary proceedings, the
justification for which was to be sound
only in the war, and anxious to resume
the old modes and customs of our fa
Mr. THAYER, on the contrary, be
lieved the people approved of all the see.
alone of Congreas during the past three
years. It was unjust to exclude States,
to adjourn now, and in the name of the
loYal people of Georgia he demanded
Compass should continue in session' and
provideiror their protection.
OBERTSON, as a Southern man,
willing to go home without do
ing so ething for the loyal people of the
South ro States, and he moved to amend
the resolution so as to fix the 15th day of
April as the day of adjournment.
At the expiration of the morning hour
thexesolution went over, and the Indian
appropriation bill came up as unfinished
Several amendments reported from
the Committee on Appropriations were
At 8:45 the bill was informally laid
aside, and Mr. TRUMBULL, from the
Committee of Conference on the bill to
repeal the Tenure-of-Office act, made a
report, which will be found in the pro
wettings of the House. He explained It
as agreed upon by the Committee. The
bill as it had passed the Senate ,required
a direct vote of the Senate In refusing to
confirm the nomination of anew ap
pointee, in order to reinstate the old
officer, and the obange made by the Com
mittee giptply provided that when an
officer was • suspended by the President
he should be reinstated at the end of the
next session of the Senate. unless the
nomination of his successor had been
Mr. THURMAN, would not vote for
the report of the Committee, because,
acmffing to his understanding, it would
prevent- the President from removing
any member of his CAbinet in a recess,
no matter how Obnoxious that member
should have become. He supposed that
the dominant party would pass the bill
in the form that best suited them; but
it was at least fair that, the minority
should be allowed to know what they
were voting for, and therefore he moved
the bill, RR It had passed the Senate be
fore, and the report .of the..Venunittee of
and ordered printed. • Lost—yeas 8, nays
The report of the Committee was then
agreed to—yeas 42, nays 8. The nays
were Messrs. Bayard, Casserly, Davis,
McCreery, Sprague, Thurman and
Mr. YATES rose to a question of pri
vilege. He had seen a statement in some
of the papers of his State, that in the
previous debate on bill ,o repeal the
Tenure-or Office act, when Senator Ed
munds quoted an opinion of his, (Mr.
Yates'), expressed on the impeachment
trial, he dissented from it. The state
ment was Incorrect. On the contrary, he
had referred to the opinion and stated all
he said on that subject was good law.
The Senate, at 4:15, went into execu
tive session and soon after adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVER.
An order was adopted to clear the floor
tenpersona not entitled to the privilege,
ten minutes before the hour of meeting.
Several bills were introduced and re•
(erred. including one for the establish
ment of a Port of Entry and Custom
House at Charleston, West Virginia.
A resolution was adopted directing the
Committee ou. Public Lands to, inquire
into the expediency of amending the
homestead laws, so as io count service
in the army as part of the five years re
quired of settlers.
The bill prohibiting the secret pur
chase or sale of gold or bonds on account
of the. Government, was referred to the
Ways and Means Committee.
The Senate amendment authorizing
the e payment of interest on the pub
lic bt was reported back from the
Way and Means Committee and the
Com Mee .discharged from its further
consi ration It appears a similar bill
was passed in Mt •
A Joint resolution postponingi the elec
tion in Texas was referred to the Recon
A resolution was adopted that the
Ways .and Means Committee consider
the expediency of reviving and enforc-
ing the direct tax. in the late rebel 'States.
A resoultion was adopted :that the
Manufacturing Committee consider the
expeditin of government aid to the ex
hibition o industry in New York in 1876.
A bill e tending the time for the com
pletion of the Portage Lake and Lake
Superior ip Canal , was referred to the
Committee on Public Lands.
The. House theft proceeded to the con
sideration of the bill reported from the
ill,toonstruction Committee for the organ
ization-Of a Provisional Uovernment for
MistAssippl. , ,
• Mr. FARNSWORTH, a member of tie
Reconstruction Committee, offered anti)).
stitute for the bill proposing a resubmis
don to the people ; of fklississippi of the
,fram.xl. with sepa
rate votes on some of its objectionable
features. -He argued against the bill re
ported from the Committee, which pro
.poses to reassemble the convention and
authprise it to, appoint a Provhdotial Gov.?.
min'. with power.on his part, to fill all
other 'Sin% offices.' That convention, he
said, was_ not ,appular with thi, best
classes of Union people in Mississippi.
'lb revive it would,be to throw Wit 'fresh,
,apple of'discbrd-and to prelims, inatead_
of ivilet; - t.hellsorderreigatng:
Mr ..WARD incitiliedwhetb'ei,thegint
tletriatflUoitany,obarged to make against
members of that convention?
;Mr. FA.RNSWORTEU:deeIined to die
cuss ,the personel Oftthatconv3iition,,btit
remarked that. ..most ; of,J thn :members
were themselves., candidates for Office,
and dyes suspected, ilintonMett that"
the whole game wassot up in ,the ante
rest, of those oppdidaies. The, prolinsi
thin thatthose candidates Should elect a
Frovialonal Governor, who Would hkbe
the appointment of all State °Moen, was
extftdinglY„dlstiateful t 6 the people. •
The discussion was interrupted at two
o'clock, when 'Mr. BIITLER roso and
made a report from the Conference Corn-_
mittee on Tenure-of office Bill.
- - - -
The bill as proposed to be adopted re
peals the first and second sections of the
original Tenure-of-Office act of March
2d; 1867. The first section of the Senate
auiendment is left untouched. The sec 4,
and section is amended so as to read as
follows: • "That during any recess of the
Senate the President is hereby empow
ered, in his discretion, to suspend any
civil officer appointed by and with the
ad vice and consent of the Senate. except
Judges of the United States Court, until
the end of the next session of the Senate.
and to designate some able person, sub
ject to be removed, in his discretion, by
the designation of another to per
form the duties of such suspend
ed officer in the meantime, and
such person so designated shall take
the oath and give the bonds required
by' law. to be taken and given by the
suspended officer, and shall, during the
time he performs his duties, be entitled
to the salary and emoluments of such
officer, no part of which shall belong to
to the officer suspended, and it shall be
the duty of the President; within thirty
days after the commencement of every
session of the Senate, except for any of
fice which in his opinion ought not to be
filled, to nominate persons to fill all va
cancies in offices which exist, to the
meeting of the Senate, whether tem
porarily filled or not, and an in the place
of all officers suspended, and if the Sen
ate during such session shall refuse to
adVise and consent to an appointment in
the place of any suspended officer, then
and not _otherwise the President shall
nominate another person as soon as prac
ticable to said session of the Senate for
Mr. BINGHAM, one of the Confer
ence Committee, made an explanation of
the report and said it would be accept
able to the Republican party and to the
Mr. DAVIS suggested that the whole
thing was yielded to thEiSenate, in leav
ing the first section of the amendment
untouched, which forbids the removal of
officers without the advice and consent
of the Senate. - •
Mr. BUTLER, of. Maas., Chairman o
the Conference Committee, also made an:
explanation of the report, which struck
out, he said, everything that gave to the
senate power to reinstate the suspended
officer. He was bound to say he thought
the section on the removal and reinstate..
ment of officers repealed the Tenure•of-
Otfice act, as thoukh it • had never been
passed. He did not think it altered the
power of the President from what he had
under the Constitution.
Mr. LOGAN suggested whether the
difference bettmen the repeal of the
Tenure•of-Office bill and the report of
the Conference Committee was not the
difference between tweedle dum and
Ittiri'LEß said be would not put it
no strong. , :Re - thought` the ' difibrenCe
was right the other way. It was the dif
ference between tweedle dee and twee
Mr. BANKS stated what he understood
to be the 'effect of the report. By the
first section, if the President made a re
moval of an officer, calling it a removal;
and if the Senate refused to confirm the
nomination of the person designated to
till the office,then theremored officer was
Mr. BUTLER—No, &sir.
Mr. BANKS—But if the President .re
move an officer and calls it a suspension,
and if the Senate refuse to confirm the
nomination made in place of that officer,
then the suspended officer is not re
stored, and if. the Senate fail to confirm
a nomination at the end of the session,
the,President can make another nomina
tion during the session.
Mr. BUTLER—He had the same power
that he now has under the Constitution.
Mr BANKS=Suspension is a syono
myth for removal 1,
Mr: NIBLA.CR. Said he suggested the
other day that the transfer of his alle
giance to the gentleman from Massachu
setts (Mr. Butler) was only temporary.
It had so turned out. He would have to
cease following his lead. He regarded
the Conference report as a hermaphrodite
measure. of which neither the Sense nor
the color could be discerned. It was, an
entire failure. He felt that he was out
in the cold. He must announce a disso
lution of the partnership iu the matter.
•The Democrats could no longer safely
follOw the lead- of the gentleman from
Massachusetts. _ It was suggested to him
that the partnership left no assets. He
believed that , that was entirely true.
[Laughter.] He could not vote for this
measure. It left the whole thing in a
middle, to be construed in one way
when the President was in favor with
the party in power, and to be construed.
in a different way when he was no in
Mr. WOOD' said that under the n
struction which , he put on the report,
the Senate yielded none of its former
positions on the question.' The Senate
Would virtually and practically hold the
power to' censure the President in the
appointmeht of such officers In the place
,of 'suspended- officers.- as the Senate
might dictate. The Ttinure-of-Offloe act
was In itself all wrong.' It could not be
amended, and should be repealed. He
was astonished that the gentletnan' from
Massaehassetts (Mr. Butler) ;should have
so completely changed his attitude: He
hoped the House 'would not agree to the
tar. POLAND hoped that none of MA
Republican friends would be deceived by
the notice of dissolution of partnershith.
given on behalf of; the Demooratio:,idde‘t.
He opposed, the report as depriving, the
Senate of its power to check the Presi
dent in the matter 0! a,'PPolutiffente: t
• Mr. DAWES desi r e d , pis vote e tu beim
derstobd; ' and therefore angt • ted the
matter should go over tai tomorrow, in
order tharthe report'might be • printed.
Me, BUTLER'deelided-to yield to that
motion. • •
Mr. HOAR clibeinett - the repirt, as put
,ting it In the power ofthe Senate today, to
thq President :; it ymr, , shaill take your '
choice; either take back: that man whoni
yqg have puhlioky declared 'unfit to , bold
thiel'orilen; or you shall not have the office'
- ' • ' '
Mr. 'preferred the repentortbs,
bill, but regarded the renort as amounting
to the `same' thing,tn a ratherr rounds.
bout and therefore he would vote
for, ft. tp;
Mr. BUTLER moved the previous ques-
Lions on the report. • • ' Mr . DAVIS' ho,ped the , previous clue*
thine **Aid not be seconded.
The pieviona 'question was seconded by
a Vote of 98 to M.; and the 'report agreed
to by a vote of yeas 107. naytt; 87.
Mr. LAWRENCE Said he' happened-to
be out of the. hail ,when: the, vote was
taken. Had he been present he would
have voted ays.
I.lr. WOODWARD introduced a bill to
test the constitutionality of questionable
acts of Congress. Referred to Judiciary
Mr. STEVENSON, from the Commit
tee on Elections, reported a resolution
.giving the seat during the contest from
the Second . Congressional District of
Louisiana to Mr. Sheldon,
and gave no
tice he would call it up on Friday.
Mr. BURR presented a minority re
port in the same case.
Mr. DAWES, from the Committee on
Appropriations, reported the Defloiency .
bill.'. Made the special order for two
Mr. BUTLER, Mass., from the Judi
ciary Committee, reported the bill to
allow defendants in criminal cases in
United States Court to testify.. Ordered
printed and re-committed.
He also, tiom Reconstruction Commit
tee, reported a bill for the removal of
disabilities from loyal citizens. Ordered
printed and re-committed.
Mr. ELDRIDGE inquird whether dt
was a general bill ? e
Mr. BUTLER. replied It was not.
Mr. ELDRIDGE—Does it apply to
everybody ? -
Mr. BUTLER—Yea, air; to everybody
—to every loyal man.
The bill provides for a general system
for removal of political disabilities by
petition to the United States Courts in
the States and Territories where the
persons applying resided during the
The House resumed the consideration
of the Mississippi bill.
Mr. DAWES addressed the House in
favor of the postponement of the bill•
until next session. He argued the mili
tary arm was sufficiently strong, the
military head sufficiently earnest, and
the military heart sufficiently true, to
justify the leaving of the State of Missis
sippi for the present under militarreon
trol. Life would be more secure down.
there under that than any other form of
government. He thought It "better to
bear those ills we have, than to fly to
others we know not of."
Without disposing of the bill, the Sen
ate bill supplementary to the currency
act was, on motion of gr. G.AR.FIELD,
taken from the Speaker's table and re
(erred to Committee oh Banking. • -
The Senate joint resolution respect
ing pay and allowance of enlisted men
of the army was passed:' • ' •
Mr. - WHITTEMORE introdticed bill
to remove political disabilities. Referred
to Committee on Reconstruction.
NEWS BY CiBLE.
(By Telegraph to the. PlOsbutith.Gezette.l
Avamss. March 31;—The Greek Cham
bers have been dissolved. Elections will
be held on the 16th of May; for a new
Legislature, which wilt assemble th the
sth of June. The Turkish ambassador
has presented his credentials to thnlting.
MADRID March 31.---In the, Corttl yes
terday taiiewJoan required by the Pro
vfolobal,Pgiti'dilitrer: at was . vetoed. The
hostilltV•te,:4W(Nrttikuiption Jaw cop
tinuesin the, prpvlticeel and fresh out
breaks 'are apprehended-.
Muxi*"h.:3l?-I.lfirlgli have been
iesned -, g*" ' -.NiftlialgollgiaNre of ela
tisßence to .t . ettgiarAlteil company ' in
all infantry iekittaiktc - of the Bavarian
Duntax, March 31. The Dtttilin Synod
met at' St. Patrick Cathedral to.day and
elected delegates to the Co eromce on
the Irish Church
LONDON, March . SI. The steamer
Ariel, from New York for Bremen, ar
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.:
Losrnos, March 31.--Consols, .93 for
money, and for Recount. 93%. 193%@98%.
Stocks are quiet: Erie, 243.1; Illinois, 96%.
Linseed Cakes, .£lO6lO ss. Turpentine
31e. 6d. Sugar, 395. 9d. Spirits .Petral
eum, 61V ‘ s. Tallow dull at 455: 91:-Lin
deed 011,..£30. Refined Petroleum,4ls.
10%d. Calcutta Linseed, 595. ,
ANTWERP, Mar c h 31.-Petroleum, 53%
654%. Cotton, on spin sold at 147 f.
Panis, March 31.--Bourse; is quiet;
Rentes, 70 francs, 25 centimes.
FRANKFORT, March 31.-United States
bonds, 87%. •
LIVERPOOL, ,March M.-Cotton is-nn
unchanged; middling uplands,. 12%; Or
leans,' 12%; sales were t 2,000 bales. Cal
ifornia white Wheat, 9s. 10d.; red: ,Wast
ern, 9s. Id. Western Flour, 235. 61.
Corn, 30s. 6d. for new. Oats, 31: 4d.
Barley, 511. - Peas, 40s. Pork . .'--101& Sd.
Lard, 755. Cheese, 755. Od. Bacon* A 1136-
Spirits Petroleum, 9d.; refined, la. B%d.
Tallow, 465. Turpentine, SOB: ,
Oil, .02.' • • • -
The Freshet In the IludeOn.
PouortEEEpain, March 81.i-tantir,ht
the freshet in the Upper Hudson beams
awned, a serious asmet. The water.' and
ice covers the traolt of the Hudson l Myer
Railroad betwesinlittiiinnatitl andS6ho.
bade to the depth of .two
trains are suspended. The ice nsa broken
away at Castellon, and hi running " vireo'
fast.:The • Water-in the Hrider is still
Aides.• The trainswluch left ,New York
at 8:45P. m. and 6P. N. are tylag at Rad-
, - Markets by Xelegrapb..
_ NEW ORLEANS , March BL—Oitton
dy; middlings 28340; 'sales '8;160 biles;
•receipts• 1,677 batem: exports 2,926 bales.
flold,Jl22)i- Sterling 140 g. Commer9lal
1119.3414034", New York sight )(ay, pre
mium.- Bagel- dull; commode 120; -- prime
140.: Mol%asea scarce:, prime 70@75c.
Flourlinit; superflue $6,60' double extra,
$6,12; treble extra, $6,87.' e.orn advanced
to 730750. Oats/Inner at 66®680. Bran
Unchanged. Hay—prime $27. Pork dull
at $33.: Bacon . quiet at 14K for shoulders;
17 17 140 for sides = Lard' (loth' tierce
1814@10c; keg 20@)21c. Whisky imaluirt
Cmcsao, March 31, - -At open Board in
the afternoon there Was a moderate in
Autry for No . 2 Whest and prfces wore
somewhat higher; market :
'about 111,11 X 0 - 91,11 X, and other
grains inactive. In the evening'little or
nothing was doing; .Wbeat was dull and
nominally unchanged. Thin 'feeding In
Provisions, but no sales mado-;,.„„.
SAN FRANCESCO, March -81...--m - Anav ,
114,50(315,60. Wheat firm at tber);B l 4l2os:
ohoicie. Legal Tenders, 77X.-
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