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Proceedings of the Legislature--
Reward for the Brodhead
istry Law—Monument Dedi
cation—Case of TwitchelL
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette./
HARRISBURG, April 5,1869.
Mr. WALLACE introduced a joint
resolution for final adjournment April
The bill authorizing railroad companies
to subscribe to the stock of improve
ment companies, passed finally, with
Schuylkill county exempted from its
The bill authorizing the appointment
of a police force in Petroleum Centre,
Mr. GRAHAM called up the_ bill au
thonzing- the congregation of convicts
in Western Penitentiary for labor, learn
ing and religious services. Passed.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mr. WILSON, of Allegheny, present
%.ed a remonstrance from the Eighth
I Ward, 'Allegheny city, against the
School Board - borrowing money.
Mr. HUMPHRIES, of Allegheny, a
petition from Sharpsbarg and Etna for a
law authorizing the citizens to vote for
or against liquor Ih3ences.
REWARD POE BROADHEA.D MURDERERS.
Mr. WlLSON.introduced a joint reso
lution authorizing the Governor to offer
a reward of two, thousarid dollars for the
recapture of the •Broadhead murderers.
THE INSANE BILL.
-Mr. CLARKE, of Warren, moved the
general insane bill be the special order
for Wednesday. Agreed to: -
THE JURY LAW. '
Mr. WEBB . '
of Bradford, called up the
the Senate supplement to the jury act of
1867, allowing the Court to order new
lists,far deficiencies iu jury - wheels.
. , . strrEnvisons.
Mr. XERR, of Allegheny, introduced
a bill fixing the number of supervisors
in Elizabeth township, Allegheny coun
ty. Passed finally. - .
Mr., NICHOLSON called up the bill
allo*ing present and future county sur
veyors to act till their successors are
duly qualified. Passed finally.
Mr. .. CHOLSON also called up the
Senate 0 1 relative to., lateral railroads,
authorizi g parties to abandon construc
tion and make equitable settlement,
making i applicable to Beaver, Wash
ington and Fayette counties. Passed
°THEE BILLS PASSED.
Mr. HUNTER introduced a bill ex-
tending the jurisdiction of Aldermen and
Justices of the Peace, and relative to St.
Clair Cemetery Association of Greens
burg. Passed finally.
Mr. PORTER, of Cambria called up
the bill creating an additional Court in
Cambria county. Passed finally..
• The bill repealing the act changing the
venue in certain cases from Allegheny to
Jefferson, was supported by Mr. Wilson,
opposed by Mr. Brown, of Clarion, and
passed finally. .
The bill confirming the jurisdiction of
• the Butler Common Pleas Court In the
case of Butler county against the North
western Railroad, was favored by Mr.
Leslie, of Butler, and opposed by Mr.
Edwards, of Lawrence, and passed
The bill authorizing the - election of a
..Board of Licenses in Titu§tille passed
The General Registry bill ,from the
Senate was sailed up by Mr. STRA.NG,
•and opposed by dilatory motions and
points of order from the Democratic side.
Mr. STRANG offered as a substitute
an entirely new bill, principally the
sane as the Senate bill before amended.
The bill, with an additional section
specially providing for Philadelphia.
passed second reading by a strict party
Invitations were extended to both
Housea to participate in the dedication
of the Dauphin County Soldiers' Monu
ment on Wednesday, and accepted.
THE CASE OF TWITCHELL..
It is understood that all efforts to ob.
tato a pardon or reprieve for Twitchell
will fail with the Governor. -
Difficulty at Michigan State Prison.
torTenutraeh to the Pittetotrighliatettej—
Thrraorr. Mien.. April b.—The' keep;
era, twenty-two in number, having
charge of the convicts in the different
shops in the State Prison at Jackson, **-
signed this morning, because their sala
ries were not raised by the Legislature.
Work in the shops has entirely ceased,
aid the convicts are locked in their cells.
T e contractors have notified the Agent
that they Will hold the State resporutible
for damages, which will amount to over
one thousand dollars per day. The sale
ry sts fixed 'in -the new law is five hun
dred-dollars. The Agent has called a
meeting of the Board of Inspectors for
to-morrow to consider the state of affairs.
The Legielature adjourned sine die to-day.
Central Paelfle,Ridlroad Progress.
TBVPlneittapli to the Pittsburgh Guette.3
Seri FRAricrisa?, Aprir s.—The Central
"Otte Railroad.is completed to the six
htmared and fortieth mile pcst since
the removal of the Democratic Commlw
:golfers seventy miles have ,been con
structed, , but no Commissioners are
here,anthorized to examine and report
upon the work. Tbe track laying
progresses five miles a day, and it is ex.
waited to reach Ogden in twenty days.
Brodtiead Murderers—One Recaptured.
LEI Telegraph to the Pltubergh Elseette.l
prod Pa., 'Apr il 5.--Orme, one
of 4 4 Brodhad Murderers, who escaped
from the Stroudsburg Jail on Saturday
night: has been recaptured. Brooks is
still at large.
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firmations by the senate—
Writ of Error in Twitehell
Case Refused The Tariff
CB➢ Telegraph to the Pittsburgh 6azette.l
WASHINGTQN, April 5, 1869
SUPPLEMENTARY CURRENCY BILL.
The Committee on Banking and Cur
rency had before it,this morning,the bill
in relation to. currency. Mr. Jones, of
Kentucky, moved to report it - back to
the House with the recommendation
that it pass. Negatived. The- Commit..
tee then Proceeded to consider :the pro
posed amendment, but had not complet-,
edits consideration at adjournment.
SUPREME COURT DECISION.
The Supreme Court to-day delivered
an opinion in the case of James T. Aus
tin, plaintiff in error, vs. Board of Alder
men, in error to Supreme Judicial Court
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The corporation had taxed a. number of
shares held by Austin in various banks.
He set up the plea that the State apt rel
ative to returns and taxation of shares on
associations for banking established
under the laws of the United States was
repugnant to the statute of United States
passed June 3d, 1864. The Supreme
Court affirmed the validity of the statute
of Massachusetts. .
The Supreme - Court adjourns on the
15th till October. No argument will be
heard after Friday.
The following nominations were sent
in to-day: James M. Ashley, Governor of
Territory of Montana; W. M. Bateman,
United States Attorney Southern District,
Ohio; Jerry S. Razeiton, United States
Attorney, Wisconsin; B. F. Dennison,
Chief . Justice Supreme Court, Territory of
Washington; Edward Eviina, Associate
Justice, Territory of Washington; A. B.
Maynard, Attorney Eastern District,
Michigan; John A. Norris Pension
Agent, Columbus, Ohio; Frank Walcott,
Receiver Land Office, Wyoming Terri
The following Registers of Land Of
fices: Lewis Dugal, Denver, Colorado;
Henry Walter, Santa Fe, New Mexico;
Jas. P. Clark, Olympia, Washington Ter
ritory; Wm. Berry, Prescott, Arizona.
The following to be Surveoors: Gen.
T. Russ Spencer, New Mexico; W. H.
Beadle; Dakota; H. D. Washburn, Mon.
tana; Edward Roger, Wyoming; E. B.
Terry, Washington; Jauett W. DanieLs,
to be agent for Sizeton and. Warpoton
bands of Saint Croix Indians in Dakotah.
- be Assessor of Internal Revenue:
Thos. F. Shaw, Second District, Ohio.
Collebtors of, Internal Revenue: L.
Werteel, Virg District, Ohio; - Richard
Pultsn,'Second District, Ohio; Henry
C. Rogers, Nineteenth District, Penn
The following postmasters: Wm. Mil
-ler, Petroleum Centre, Pa.; R. J. Calmat),
ti; . • - lin, Pa.; Jno B. Howe, Oil City, Pa.
The - Senate this afternoon confirmed
nearly two hundred nominations, includ
ing nearly all those of the Postmasters
heretofore transmitted to that body, be
sides Registers. and Receivers of Land
offices. Among the confirmations of
Postmasters are John R. Vooris, Chilli
cothe, Ohio; John F. Johnson, Bellefonte,
Pa.; Andrew W. Dennison, Baltimore;
Wm. It. Holloway, Indianapolis; Isaac
Keyes, Springfield, F. A. Eastman,
Chicago; H. W. Hager,. Lancaster, Pa.
The Senate also confirmed the follow
ing nominations: D. B. Parker Mar
shal District of Virginia; Eli. 11. Mur
ray, Marshal of Kentucky; J. A. Bar
bank, of Indiana, Governor of Dakotah;
AlvanF. Flanders, Governor of Wash
ington Territory; Obed F. S. Strickland,
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
for Utah; Joseph A. Glover, Attorney
Northern District, Illinois; Aubrey H.
Smith, Attorney Eastern District, Pa.;
George S. Rimer. Treasurer of the Uni
ted States Mint and Assistant Treasurer
at Philadelphia; Beuj. H.Campbell, Mar
shal Northern Ditrict,
Collectors or Customs: W. R. Holiday,
Wheeling, W. Va.; Thomas Steel, Pitts
Collectors of Internal Revenue: Geo.
0. Evans, Third District, Penna.; Thos.
W. Davis; Twenty-second District,
Penna.; Geo. Bubb, Eighteenth District,
Parma.; Charles J. Bruner, Fourteenth
District, Penna.; Charles M. Merrick,
Twenty-fourth District, Penna.
Assessors Internal Revenue: 0. Ni. Mat
thews, Second District, W. Va.; Albert
Chamberlain, Second District, Penna.;
Sanriuel Know, Thirteenth District,
Penna.; David M. Karmany, Tenth Die
tea, Penna.; John It. Horny, First Dis
trict, Penna.; Russell Errett, Twenty
,second District, Penna.
THE TARIFF QUESTION.
The Committee of Ways and Means
to-day passed a resolution that they will
personally examine into all the custom
-houses, warehouses, revenue offices, &c.,
and everything pertaining to the revenue,
in order to enable them to frame a tariff
bill =by the next session of Congress.
They will probably extend their visits
from Boston to San Francisco, commenc
ing at New York in May.
WRIT OF ERROR DENIED.
Chief Justice Chase to-day denied the
writ of error in the TwitcheLl case, on
the ground that the fifth and stath
amendments to the Constitution were
not restrictions upon State Governments,
but only on the Government of the Uni
Various friends of Cabs prOposed to
serenade, tomorrow night, the special
envoy of . Cubans, in
they, have alma
doned the design n sccordance with , his
The President 10-day eltraed'the modi
fied Tenureo.of-Offiee bill, as passed by
Election In Michigan.
tßy Telegraph to toe Pittsburgh Gusette.l •
DETnutT, April 5.--A light vote was
cast today.- The Republicans elect Thos.
„M. Copley, Justice of the Supreme Court,
'Jonas .M •litcCiowan and joseph Esta
brOok. Regenta of State University, by
lirObably the usual majority; - also elect
Circuit Judges in nearly all the circuits.
]in his city the total vote was only-2,775r
' last-faith was over 12,000: - The Demo
erotic majority on Justice of the Supreme
Court is W. • •
PITTSBURGH, TUESDAY, APRIL 6. 186.9
FOUR O'CLOCK. A. M.
Termini of the Pacific
road —DisCussion of the Ques
tion in the Senate—General
Business in the House—Con
tested Elections in South
Carolina Evening Session
for General Debate.
City Telegraph to the Pittsburgh 6arette.l
WASHINGTON, April 5, 1869. •
Mr. TRUMRULL, from. the Commit
tee on Judiciary, reported, without
amendment, , the bill prescribing the
oath of office to be taken by persons who
participated in the late rebellion, but
who are not disqualified from hold.
ing office by the Fourteenth amendment
to the Constitution of the United States.
It provides when such person shall be
elected or appointed to any office of
trust or honor under the United States
Government, and shall not be able to
take the oath prescribed July 2d, 1862,
on account of participation in the late
rebellion, they shall, in lieu thereof, be
fore entering upon the duties of their
office, take the oath prescribed in the
act of July lith, 1868, prescribing an
oath of office to be taken by persons
from whom legal disabilities shall have
Mr. THURMAN, from the same Com
mittee, reported, with amendments, the
hill for the sale of Hot Springs Reserva
Mr. SCHURZ introduced a bill mak
ing St. Louis and Cincinnati ports of
entry. Referred to Committee of Com
Mr. SUMNER introduced a bill pre
venting United States Courts interfering
with the oontrasts of slaves. Referred
to. Judiciary Committee.
Mr. CHANDLER called up the bill
authorizing the New York, Newfound
land and London and Lansing 'Tele
graph Companies. to land cables on the
United States coast.
Mr. STOCKTON'S amendment, giving
the same permission to any compan4
chartered by any State, was pending.
While advocating his amendment the
morning hour expired, and the Joint res
olution to protect the interests of the
United States in the Union Panicle Rail
road came up.
The question pending was on Mr.
Sherman's amendment concerning the
junction ottlfa twaToadriveta.r.auutibri -
mg the President of the United States Go
fix the point of junction cf the Union
Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads, and
for that purpose, if he deems it expedi
ent, to appoint a board of eminent citi
zens, not exceeding five in - number, to
examine and report in regard to the pro
per point of junction, anti also in regard
to the condition of each road, and what
sum will be required to complete it as a
first class road.
:Mr. WARD opposed the amendment.
Ile did not think , it wise to, clotEict the
President with such extraordinary dis
cretion, nor did he believe the President
would be willing to exercise it. He con
tended the Secretary of the Interior had
established a line between Monument
Point and Echo Summit, upon which
both companies were neural to build their
roads. The Union Pacific Company,
however, had seen fit to diverge to
the north of the - line fixed by the
Secretary of the Interior, and now the
two companies were constructing their
roads, one eastward and the other
westward; past -each other, with
out forming a junction. This left
the rights of the respective companies to
be settled either by the courts or by
Congress, and he greatly preferred that
Congress should settle the matter by law
because a lawsuit between the compa•
flies mightresult in depriving the coun
try of the benefit of a through railroad
to the Pacific for Months, or even years.
Be therefore offered an amendment ap
pointing Gens. Sheridan, Thomas, Mc-
Dowell, flalleck and Thomas J. Durant'
a board of commissioners, with authority
to establish the point of unction, which
shall be on the line already approved by
the Secretary of the Interior, the board
to, report Buell point to the Secretary• of
Mr. SHERMAN agreed that the point
of junction must be fixed on the general
route'contemplated by the Secretary of
the Interior, but objected to the amend
ment of the Senator, because it required
the Commissioners to select some point,
or a designated line, as if a line had
boon fixed by law, which, in Mr. Sher
man's judgment, was not the fact. It
was well known to every Senator that
the line claimed to have bsen fixed by'
the Secretary of the Interior was In dis
pute, and that charges had been made in
connection vilth it and were being invds
tigated in the House of Representatives.
It was now necessary that the point of
junction should be fixed by acme man
petent authority, because the rival
roads were overlapping each other. The
Union Pacific Company had already cow
ieted its road thirty miles beyond "Og
den.Blr.'Ci)NKLlNG asked which was the
line fixed by the Secretary off nterior?
Mr. SHERMAN said that it was one of
the disputed points; but however that
might be, the rearionsibility t of fixing the
point of junction might, after all, rest on
the President of the United States, and he
(Mi. Sherman) therefote thought it be;.
ter to place that responsibility upon the
President at onee, and let him select
Commissioners, than for Congress to un
dertake to select army officers and send
them away frOm their important official
duties to do this.
Mr. WILLIAMS suggested to Mr.
Sherman an amendment to his amend
ment, to direct the President to fix the
point of junction according to the legal
rights of the respective Companies.
The discussion was continued atlenuth
by Messrs: Thayer,- Howard, Trumbull,-
Cole and Stewart on the 'points of con
troversy between the and Union
Pacific Railroads as to , where was the
proper termini of the two roads, and the
suit-of Fiak against the' Union Pacific
Railroad Company in New York.
At four o'clock the Sonata, without ao•
tion went into Executive Session and
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mr. ELA introduced a bill to provide
for printing the Congressional record.
Mr. JENCRES, a bill to, establish a
Department of Justice.
Mr. NEGLEY, a bill reducing the num
ber of army officers.
Mr. LAWRENC.E, establishing a Law
Department; also, for preserving the
purity of elections and right to free dis
cussion in unreconstructed States.
Mr. TRIMBLE, appropriating $lOO,OOO
for a custom house, postoffice, Arc., at Pa
Mr. ARNELL, a bill aiding the Nash
ville and Decatur Railroad with lauds.
Mr. SMITH, of Tennessee, a bill appro
priating MO,OOO for custom house and
postoffice at Memphis.
- Mr. JULIAN, a bill making Fort Cul
lom military reservation, Colorado, sub
ject to pre-emption for homesteads.
Mr. STEVENS, a bill construing the
eight hour labor law to pay fail wages.
Mr. REEVES, a bill allowing prize
money to the officers and crew of Moni
tor for fighting the Merrimac.
Mr. HOOPER, a bill to transfer the
cutter S. P. Chase from the lakes to the
Mr. WINANS, a bill to fund`the pub
lic debt; also, to amend the bill taxing
whisky and tobacco.
Mr. JONES, of Ky., offered a resolu
tion Instructing the Committee on Ap
propriations to inquireinto the propriety
of applying part of the appropriation to
coast survey to enable its Director to ,a)-
operate with the Commissioners operat
ing on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers,
for the purpose of obtaining an accurate
geographical and topographical survey.
Mr. JONES also offered a resolution
instructing the Judiciary Committee to
inquire into the propriety of restoring to
Mrs. Mary Custis Lee the Mount
Vernon relics taken from her house at
Arlington during the war and now in
the Patent (Mice. Adopted.
Mr. JULIAN reported a resolution to
declare void so much of the Cherokee
Indian treaties as authorized the sale of
lands at 51.25 per acre. Adopted-98
Mr. SHANKS moved that the Judi
ciary Committee investigate the charges
against Judge Busteed of Alabama.
Adopted-07 to 47.
Mr. COBURN introduced a bill supple
mentary to the Currency act of July 31,
1864. Laid over till Monday next.
The business on the Speaker's table
was then considered. •
Several Senate bills and resolutions
were referred and the following pasied:
To carry into effect the treaty with
Mexico for the adjustment of claims.
To continua-in force the act extending
the chartor of Washington City.
For the relief of settlers on absentee'
Shawnee lands •In Kansas.
Continuing the Freedmen's Bureau
Hospitals at Richmond, Vicksburg and
,the District of'Columbi 11.
;PAFNE, from the_ Committee on
appointment of a Select Committee to in
vestigate the charges made by the
Board of State Canvassers in South Caro
lina, relative to the system (..f terrorism
and assassinations which prevented a
fair canvass In the Third and Fourth Dis
tricts at the last election. but after a brief
discussion withdrew it for the present.
Mr: BURDETT presented the report of
the Committee on Elections, declaring
A. S. Wallace entitledpritna facie to the
seat form - the Fourth District of South
Carolina, and gave notice he would call
it up to-morrow.
Mr. RANDALL presented a minority
report in the same case.
A message from, the President an
nounced that he had signed the Tenure
The business , on the Speaker's table
was again considered, and - several addi
tional bills and resolutions referred tip-.
The SenatO Joint resolution enabling
actual settlers to purchase certain lands
of the 'Great and Little Osage Indians
passed, with an amendment, in the na
ture of a substitute.
A. discussion arose on the bill extend
ing the time to •construct the railroad
from St. Croix river or laye, to the west
end of Lake Superior, and to „Bayfielth
Mr. JULIA.N. opposed the Dill and
moved its reference to the Cortunittee ott
Public Lands, with an ameadtnent re
striding the sale of land to actual settlers.
'Mr. WASHBURNE, of Wis., advo
cated the blll, sayin,g the opposition came
from a rival interest, the Pennsylvania
Central Railroad, and that CenipanYhad
a heavy lobby around the House.'
,Mr. JULIAN disclaimed all knowledge
of such oppoiition. His opposition was
in the interest of the pber men who
wanted to settle on public lands.
Mr. WASHBURNE declared the ac
tual settlers in the counties through
which the railroad was to be built were
anxious to have the bill passed.
Mr. BUTLER, of Mass‘ohusetts, op
posed the bill, because ho Had set him.
self against all railroad aubsidles,whether
In land or money.
After further discussion the bill was
referred to the Committee on Public
Mr. DAWES, from the Committde on
Appropriations, reported back the In
dian Appropriation bill, with the Senate
amendments, whieh'Was made the spe
cial order' for to h niorrov. •
The SPEAKER presented a message
from the.Presideut, submitting the re
port of the Sepretary of State, with a tab
ular statement as to the destination of .
American merchant vesseisby privateers
during the war. "Referred to' the Corn
vinittee ou Commerce.
Mr. DAWES asked leave to offer a res
olution for a Select Committee a seven
on election frauds.
Mr. ELDRIDGE objected.
Mr._ FARNSWORIII introduced a
joint resolution authorizing the satin:Ws
eon of the <Virginia Constitution:to a
vote of the people. and authorizing the
election."( State officers provided by that
Constitution,. and of members Of on'.
grass. Referred to ReconstructionL ni.
mittee. ‘.E. ..:,,•
Mr. FARNSWORTH , from the • oft.
office Committee, reported the post td .
bill. -' Passed. k =F:'3'l3 :,
Mr. BURR offered a resollitioltrnto;
ing an investigation into tbi aka 0 0 81
Third and Fourth Diatriots*Sodth Itte#
olina. Reforred to Qtro tthe,Ai Elee.:'
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The . 101 then! at ,:s lifilnist four'
o'elock. took , a recess; theveititig Ales
sion to beTor general debate only * . .-:_.
. 2,vesfngSession--.Mr.:814,1R, of Mioh
igen, in the Chalr. _ d
Mr..TENOICESAddresse the House
on the necessity of a reform in the civil
service, and in favor of his bill to that
Mr. ORTEI advocated the admission of
St. Domingo into the Union upon its
adoption of a Republican form of Terri.
NEW YORK CITY
Fisk vs. Union Pacific Railroad—Eighty
Thousand Dollars in Securities Stolen.
t Bp Telegraph to the Plttabur...h Gazette.)
NEw YORK, April 5, 1869.
'ln the case of Fisk vs." the Union Pa
cific Railroad, an affidavit was tiled in the
Snpreme Court to-day by'Oakes Ames,
a j stockholder, and Thomas C. Crane,
John B. Alley, Sidney Dillon and Come.
Hue S. Buahnel Directors of ,the Com
pany, which states that during the prog
ress of the work a contract for construc
tion was made, which was not to be bind
ing unless af terwards approved by the
stockholders; that Fisk afterwards pur
chased six shares of stock from a party
who had assented to this contract;
receiving a certifie.ate for the same,
upon which was endorsed an express rat
ification of all the Rota of which he now
complains; that he Is therefore stopped
from making any such complaint,
that said rash has no other stock in the
Company; that his pretended aubscrip
lion to the Company's stock was invalid,
and that it was made without any inten
tion of becoming a bona fide stockholder;
that if valid, the stock belongs to other
parties, who employed him as a broker
to' tender the subscription; that he never
used or risked a dollar of his own
money; that he ha.s at varioustimes since
the commencement of the suit distinctly •
stated to Messrs. Dillon, Alley and Bush
nef that the subscription was made by
hini for other parties and not for
his own benefit, but as certain
officers and directors of the company re
fused to pay him 113,200 for services,
counsel fees, &c., he brought suit for '
damages, and was determined to make
the company pay him 575,000 or 8100,000
to,settle that he said farther,
in July last, to Mr. Busmiel, that papers
were made out and signed by judges for
the appointment of a receiver, and that
such receiver would be appointed on the
following day; the directors, fearing this
threat would be carried out, and know
ing that at that time the company had
property to the amount of many millions
in New York, which, if taken possession
of by a receiver, without notice, would
have put a stop temporarily to all
work on the road, took meas.
urea for removing so much of
I such property as was convenient out
of the jurisdiction of the Court. The
deponents deny the allegations of Fisk
i and others as to fraudulent contracts'
I with the Credit Mobilier, and explain
those contracts averring that they were
i just and equitable and more fayorable
to the stock holders, than could haye
been made with other parties. The ere
dit Mobilier has paid but two dividends
of six per cent, each. In some cases
where the government subsidy was 0:41.
"000p_er mile, the contractor has expend
e—tsf`kfittirlover, 8200;000 per mil: j
The Itotal profit to the builders of the
read Will not exceed fifteen per cent. up
on the total disbursements. Believing
it for the interest of the Government
and Compariy that the road should be
completed without the usual delays in
cident to works of this character, with
out regard to cost, and to this liberality
alone la the fact due that the line is no's
practically completed at a cost contem
plated in some cases more than doable
the original estimate.
Jno. B. Alley. one of the Directors,.
was examined before the referee. Mr,.
Redfield, and testified that under .t ' e
contract with the Credit MobiliPe r ,tlcfoit
company was to guarantee itsittlfillnient
of advance money and_ receive two and
a half per centcomrtifsston as Well as .
interest upon the whole cmitract. The'
commission'would atnount to one ,mail-
lion two hundred .thousand dollars. The
amount of contract was about forty-seven
million dollars. The commission has,
never been paid, as the Credit Mobilig,
could not respond to the call made upon
During Sunday night the sto , ; 7 .0f
Richard P.Runks it Co.; Tiventp nth
street, was entered by burgle who
broke open 'the safe and rob ..'it of
,', 4 ;5T),000 in , aecurities, and it.loo. *h.
o,f the . securities only. s6o(l lat tied to
States five.twenty bonds lire aiNtilaiale.
Republicans Carry the state.:-.coin' of
one Republican Congreisairla • '
CBi Tetearartt to the rlttsbaitth o.F.Otte.)
HArrriaßD, COllll., April 5.-9 r. it.—
_ettirns , , .
Returns are coming in Well for the Re
pribliCans, indicating the election of the
State ticket by 1,000 Majority, and the
election of Strong over Dixon, for Con
gress, in the First District. Returns from
forty towns give 821 net'Republican gain,
over last spring's vote.
The full vote of Hartford gives for
Governor, Sfarphall Jewill, Republican;
2',760, Jamed E. English, 'Democrat, -327;
kir Congress, JulttieE. Strong, Rirpublt
can, 2,757, James Dixon, Democrat, 3,267,
a Republicatt•gain i ott47 over the vote.
for Govern; feet sprink. ' ' - ,' t'
WATnantrur, April 5..--The followini.
IS the vote of Waterbury:. For Governor;
English, 7 l,oB2; Jewill, 040. For Congress,'
Kellogg, 4,109; Babcock, 845. One Re.
publican and Democratic . Representative
are el n ee To ted.
zt oltri, April i_ The
, Ti ___'
51,1 i ,,
the, vote of the Statii!will fall 10,000 tra-,.
hind tnao,,Af last April. Hartford fallitl
off over lOU . and New; , Haven over 60k1
The=results on GoVernor is elate; with the ,
chances, in favor Of Jewell. - The Demo L../
crate eß4 , loongresamen in ithe Second.
and' ' nnd;thußepublicani, in the.
-First • ''. OA iListriets.'Mhe Legisla
ture ' h. , I . Ulddetablp ;Democratic' .
galus,,,%, , . ' xobithly Republican
111 bot , ..ito , 'by eilti d majorities,
,Th 0"; 4 . , rant' 'saYSZet(veri - Your ' towns
show,'Oleptibilhait hair of 1,331. 'The
tient , ~0141k1s• giiii 'imiolhe !State. James
.Dixonhfilluitik defeated by J. L. Strong
in the ,, IVongrestional District. Bah•
cock;: : t; is is electedin the First
D . iStarkweather,. Republican. In
thlt.Tblidi , and Barnum, Democrat,• in the
~ • • 1,
~. 0 DA April s.—There areltopub
„ . 4 , 0 c:• . kin Hartford and New Haven
~, , - und'Demooratio gains in Wind
• field and Litchfield counties.
Strong *election over Dixon is oonsid
.;(*. .‘ tire. The Legislature is pretty
...-N” Yonx, April 6-3 A. st.—Nothing,
re* ed as to the status of the Legis
. /Mures '
NEWS TY CABLE.
EST Telegraph to the Plitbborgh Gazate.)
LONDON, April s.—ln the 'louse of
Commons to-day the bill for thel aboli
tion of imprisonment for debt' passed to
MADRID. April 5.-Informal meetings
of meMbers of the majority in the Cortes
have been held, and have reignited in a
resolution to support ex-King Ferdinand
of Portugal for the throne of Spain. The
Council of Ministers also decided to sec—
ond the majority of the Cortes in thisde
termination, and a deputation,with Don
Salustina Alozga at its head, s gone to
Lisbon to invite King Ferdinand - to ac
cept the candidature.
MADRID, April s.—La Politica, Serra
no's organ, declares it knows facts rela
tive-to Mr. Hale's smuggling, which it
describes as flagitious. and insists upon
having the documents.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Loxpox, March s.—Evening—Flve.
Twenties quiet at 8831. Stocks steady;
Erie, 24; Illinois, 9634; Atlantic and
Great Western, 32. Tallow 465. Sugar
395. 9d. Linseed 011, 29 pounds 10s. Cal
cutta Linseed 595.
FRANKFORT,ApriI s.—Bonds at 87;i.
Pains, Apris.—Bourse steady. Rentes
ArrrwEßP, April s.—Petroleum at 5.3 m-,
HAVRE, Apill s.—cotton, on spot, 156
LIVERPOO, April s.—Cotton dull; mid
'Ming uplandsoon spot, 123 ; afloat, 12;.
Orleans; 12%; sales of 8,000 bales. Cali
fornia white wheat, 9s. 9d.; red western.
Ba. 9d. Westein Flour 23. Corn 28s. 6d.
for new.• 0at4 , 38.4d. Barley 6s. Pork
101 s. 6d. Beef 90s. Lard 735. Cheese
765. 6d. Bacon Eas. 6d. Spirits Petrole
um 9d., refined is. 9Md. • Tallow 465. 43d.
Linseed ..9.62. Turpentine 31s.
Heva.r., April s.—Evening—Cotton
closed firmer, tres ordinaire, on spot at
147 francs. •
—Navigation is nPw open between
Lakes Huron and Erie. Boats left De
troit last night for Cleveland and Alpena.-
-Brigadier General Henry S. Burton,
commanding at Fort. Adams, Newport,
R. 1., died at that Fort, on Sunday, of
—There was a heavy frost in Georgia
Monday morning, and fears are enter
tained that the fruit crop and early vege
tables are injured.
—.Aheavy frost on Sunday night had
dlsastrotra effect on the South Carolina
Stia cotton, -nearly all pf which.
• - - --Rig understood that Perry H. Smith,
RAT; Tice President of the Chicago and
Northwestern Railroad, tendered his
resignation to the board of directors in
New on Saturday last. '
• ... large fire has been raging for some
• "Wilt the woods 'lletween'llag Harbor.
and East Hampton, Lang; Island. It has
burned over five hundred acres, and
caused a vast amount of damage. .
—The two express robbers; NI orton.
and Thompson, with two other prisoners
couatt.itted for theft, escaped from the
jailed White Plains, New - York; on Sun
dayrnight. The affair is involved in great
"--Gablesberly & Co.'s four story brick
bonded warehou'se," at Frankfort; ..Ry.,
on Saturday night was destroyed by fire,
together with three hundred and fifty
barrels of whiskey stored therein, in
volving a loss-of MO,OOO.
—Another accident happened on the
Toledo, Peoria and Warsaw Railroad on
Friday evening last. A train ran off the
tracknear Hollis Station, caused by 'a
broken rail. A: number of passengers '
were injured, but mot none dangerously..
—Dr.,RobleY Dungleson, of Philadel
phia, died on Thursday night, aged
seventy-one years. He was one of the
the most distinguished physicians and.
authors of the country, and was for many
years connected with Jefferson College,
—At drneeting of the stockholders of.
the Chicago, Alton and St. Louis Rail
road Company, hold in Chicago, Monday
afternoon, the retiring directors were re
elcoted.for, lite ensuing year, viz: John
A. Stewart, New York; William F.
Weld,,Boston, and Payson R. Chandler,
—The. Chicago Hoard of Trade have
elected the following officers for;the en.
suing year: President, J. M. Richards;
First Vide President, S. H. MCCrelt; Sec
ond 'Vice President, 11. C. Ramsey;
Directors, R. W. 'Petta, F. W. Mitchell,
B. P. Hutchinson, J. Whitney - and - G. D.
—The projected railroad from Decatur.
and Mootgomery,. Alabama, was let out
to contract on the first instant, and the
work, will begin immediately. The con
tractors are,principally northern capital
ists. The road passes through one of
the richest mineral regions in the coun
try. A large number of practical Penn
sylvaniamf fume already invested large
-17 in land ou the road.
is stated that an imPortant and
excited meeting of .the New York City
;Vigilance Committee was held on Thurs.
day night, •et which a propOsition was
made to call oat the ward organizations
March to the tombs and demand the IstuZ
render of the murderer ftedi into their
hands; brit, after a stormy debate, it was
./determined to• await the action of , the
Qiourts, and keep a clasp watch on.the
"movements of the Volitictans in the case.
—The number of fires( and alarms in
St.Loms, for the year ending in March,
were two hundred• and twenty; total loss
12,020,000; insurance $1,655,105; loss over
insurance 1865,315. The expenses ofthe:,
Fire Department wore, 1131,498 4 a de--
crease fromprevions year of 18,236. Th e
value of - property belonging to the De.'
partment is 1225,650, including ten en
gines ten hose carriages, two thousand
feet o f ' hose, one hook and ladder truck,
two fuel wagons, flity-eight horses dco.
—On Wednesday night last Christopher
Diehl, living in Camden,New Jersey,
was dangerously stabbed by his ihther,
who is seventy years of age , and served
in the army during the late war. He
parted with his wifesome years ago, and
the son , renounced him and took. sides
with the mother. The father and son
met in a beer saloon, after which tbe'old
man drew a knife four inches in length
and ipilloted a wound in the abdomen of: -
the son, the bowels protruding and dreg., - ",
ging on the ground.