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0'401.4,21C1Cs M.
'bills Introduced, Passed , and
Bec - alled Bill Authorizing
the Governor to Commute
the Beath sentence Finally
eltsted—Allowing Pat ties In
terested to Testify.
tßy Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
HARRISBURG, April 7, 1869.
Mr. ERRETT, relative to the construc
tion of rOids during the pendency of ap
peals or writs of certiorari.
Establishing a Ferry .over the Alle
• gheny at Herr's Island.
Supplement to the act revising, amend
ing and consolidating the corporation tax
laws, which provides fot. the collection
and payMent. •
Mr. CONNELL, supplement to the act
fixing the number of officers of the Sen
ate and House, providing that hereafter
the number of transorining clerks in the
Senate shall, be five, and only one assist
ant messenger.
Mr. SEARIGHT, incorporating the
Trustees of the Diocese of Pittsburgh,
which was passed.
Mr. STINSON, a resolution re-calling
the Philadellphia cattle -market bill
from the Some. 'Adopted.
Mr. ERRETT, a resolution re-calling
from the Governor the bill incorporating
the Allegheny Savings Bank, for amend
axient. Adopted. - • .
Mr. DUNCAN, a resolution authorizing
-the Printing, of two thousand copies of
the Report of Boriltiii.Vonnty Claims, re
vently:ad,judleated. Defeated.
CONFEREi;CIE C024211%71.1E.
„, The Senate • Committee of Conference
:., on the appropriation bill cr,lisists of
Meters. Connell, Errett and tieintire.
TRESPASS ANO anissE raopirs.
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- Mr.. SEARIGHT called up the bill relit
ji - titre to actions of trespass and for mesne
iprofits, providing that thesatue shall not
, abate by reason of the death of the per liable therefor, but suit may be
brought against personal represents,
• tires.
lirl',.` • • BILL VETOED.
. •fl , The bill Incorporating ;the Westtnore
Soct ha
;hand ; C
Ottisty Agricultural - -,aety has
been vetoed, on the ground that, the
tourtahavejurlsdiction. .
Mr. WILSON called up the bill legal
ising•the ordinances of Pittsburgh Conn
r l ells. Passed.
' The General Insane bill from the Sen.
atewis Visaed.
.0 The Senate amendment to bill au
thorizing the Governor to commute the
, 3 death penalty was adopted by the House.
IZ. The bill is as - follows:
• -Be it enacted, &a., That it shall and
may be lawful for the Governor of this
Commenwealth, in any case where a seri
tence of death has been or shall be pro.
nounped against any person by any
Court of Oyer and Terminer of this Corn
-4 mouwealth, to reduce such sentence to.
, imprisonment for life, or for any term
--Of years in the penitentiary in the proper
;:, district.
Mr.STRANG referred to the article in
Monday's -Philadelphia -Evening Tele
graph, criticising his objection to the
, consideration of the Rogers bill the other
. day; abowing.the Philadelphia Society
.for tt.e prevention of cruelty. to animals
to erect public fountains. He pro
mounced the article contemptible. His
object in objecting was to reach the Reg
fairy bill, no.l to defeat the Society's bill.
I; j
The bill allowing parties to contract
t for lillyment of interest at seven per
f ;cent. passed second reading. , •
P . - - TES'IIFY. , .
,;.',,:' The pill from the Senate allowing in
',.'.. ctereated parties to testify in Erie county,
:'pissed finally, including Crawford, War
*l ten. Susquehanna, Lebanon, 'Dauphin.
•-•:• Potter, Lycoining, Backs, Snyder,Frank
:: lin, Westmoreland, Somerset, Arm
• ;;.strong, Chester Huntingdon, Indiana,
7 .• Beaver, Bedford ' , Fulton, Barks and Phil
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... , adelphia.
'-r- Authorizing the Erie Canal Company
,i to inortgage the canal and issue bonds,
k S;ir redeeming the present indebtedness
;,•-• aniteniarging canal.
Requiring , •
equiring licenses for the sale of goods
by sample in Pittsburgh eau Allegheny.
: , Authorising the Mercer Mining and
= Mannfacturing Couiptuy-. to `guarantee
44:leads of ShenanguAtut •AllinalenY Rail'
road, - not exceeding. twenty thousand
i .„ : dollars per nine:
'', t • Inuorporating ShariniviUn and Butler
-,.. County Rallutan, •:. .
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• • , - o'rinnthlms PASSED.
• . The follovilpg House bills , passed:
Extending* - itnefertpayment of enroll
', •.1 Dent tax on cliattet' - of Pittsburgh, - Mo•
,It port and Itrowus9lfleßaileoad.'
4 of ~M• 0 11 PiPifttgh - 144 uotinens.
ftag in
,i it e naurma.l t/,r ,x.s il. xy .
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i An invitatinnotipailicipate in the Get-
Sysitrurg" Tatt le 'Monument dedication
aulY•l 6 4 whe*Weitia - 6174ortonwIll"do:
• 1 liver an oratioh,llaytinilnylor an origi-
I.ititZiallens and Milky Wurd /teacher the
1 - • ' iirspow MAYOR. J., Mr. MORGAN up the' Senate
bill 'authorising' . the
~ . Mayor. of Pitts
_ 'l' ;'burgh , toappoint Delmties t hum& •
• •TAx ' l!/I'llk • -
I, The bill frow the Senate for the better
~C) • - a ssessnient of taxes Allegheny will
1 - • - ::...Aever. be reported from the, Committee,
laid cannot pass, the general feeling of
' the Allegheny delegation going against
The C orporation Committee t his 14ter
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noon negatived the Philadelphia Cattle
At eight o'clock this evening it is cer
tain that the Governor will not corn
mute the. sentences of Gerald Eaton and
George Twiteaell, under the act passed
to-day, as was hoped by parties putting
the, trill through. He may sign the bill.
but not embrace the opportunity to re.
lieve Eaton or Twltcheil.
Expeditions from the Mississippi—Pond
cal Prisoners.
HAvArta., April 6.—lt is known here
that the authorities at Washington are
aware that two expeditions are preparing
to leave the Mississippi., Admiral Hoff
has been ordered to prevent them from
effecting a landing. and also to watch the
movements of the Peruvian monitors. -
The Spanish war steamer, which
brought in the steamer Comanditarits,
also -brought as prisoners Live persons
found on board. They are now being
tried by .0 Naval Court Martial, and tf
convicted, will be hanged or shot imme
diately. -
Six hundred artillery men arrived
frOm Cienfuegos, the volunteers welcom
ing them in procession on their arrival,
during which the flag of free Cuba was
dragged and trampled on amid much en
HAVANA. April 7.—The Diario says the
rebels are leaving, and the jurisdiction
of Soon La Grande is becoming quiet.
Several men from Segue, lately, in the
rebel ranks, have returned - to the city
and joined the volunteers.
HAvArt4t, April 7.—lt is reported to:
day that the burning of settlements and
farms in the interior is still being carried
on by the insurrectionists. The. Von de
Cuba newspaper to-day comments bit
terly on sales of property belonging to
emigrant Cubans.
A fleet .of ten gunboats is expected
from Spain, and orders have been sent
to builders in the United States for the
construction of thirty more. A battal
lion of artillerymen, which lately ar
' rived here front Cienfuegos. will proba
bly be sent to the Viella Alijo region.
Theodor° Munez and Francisco. Gon
zales, two of the captors of the steamer
Comanditerio, who were made pris
oners when she was recaptured, are in
irons on board a ppanieh man-of-war
at Nassau, where they are kept for the
purpose of identifying their companions,
who escaped to that island. A batch of
twenty rebel prisoners have just arrived
from Santo Espiritu. The Governor of
the town of Guanbaca is banishing
young men suspected of rebel tenden
A reyival of the late volunteer demon
stration is anticipated on the arrival of
volunteers from Catalonia.
Preparations for the Execution of Eaton
and Twitehetl To-day.
tßy Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
PHILADELPHIA, April 7.—Preparations
for the execution of Gerald Eaton. con
victed of the murder 'of Timothy Mur
phy, and of Geo. S. Twitchell. convicted
of the murder of Mrs. Mary E. Hill, have
commenced. The same scaffold will be
used upon which Probst and others have
suffered the death penalty. The execu
tions will be private. Only the officials
and six reporters are to be present.
Eaton. in conversation to-day, 'ex
pressed himself ready to meet his fate.
He declared decidedly that .he did not
fife the fatal shot, and should not have
been convicted of murder. He says he
is really to go' out and die like a man.
He was thirty-three years of age on the
10th of March, the day on which the
death warrant was read to him.
-Twitchell bus Just taken farewell leave
of his brothers and young McCully, who
was his steadfast friend during the trial.
The parting 'was very affecting and all
wept bitterly.- Twitchell became some
what more composed after the de
partnre of his friends. He appears
to have lost much of that firm
ness which characterized him during his
trial and since his conviction. Twitch
ell said he was!as well as any man could
be under the circumstances, and he had
suffered all any person could in his posi
tion. Nothing was said about the mur
der. '
The Philadelphia, Marderers.
[By Tolegrapb toile Pitteburgu ilazette.)
HA8R11331720, April 7.—Tremepdous
exertions aro being made for the pardon
of Eaton and Twitchell, bat the Governor
has frilly decided to let the law take its
course with Twitchell. and ,more than
probably iriEaton's case also.
NEW YORK, April 7, 1869.
The grand jery have indicted Deputy
Sheriff John Moran for aiding the escape
of George King, the bond robber.
The contractor who had charge of the
nitro-glycerine which -caused the terrible
explosion to-clav in Jersey City, has been
Lasses by a Ire which occurred in West
Washington market to-day amount to
I 12,000; distributed among several firms,
mostly insured.
A heavy thunder storm, accompanied
by hail, passed over the city at noon.
George F. Nesbitt, a well known
printer, 11ed to-day, aged sixty-one.
Applications at the Custom House for
office are estimated at four thousand.'
•It is reported Judge Barnard will to-
morrow order the- commitment of Du
rant, Cisoo and Tattle to Ludlow street
jail, if they persist in their refusal 'to
testify, in hia Court under , Judge Shack
ford's decision. This will necessarily
;provoke a cOsillet between the Federal
and State Courts. Another rumor is
that the persons concerned in breaking
open the 'Union Pacific :Voinpluay's safe
will be proseoUted for treepass.
-Antonio Matter° wasarrested today
on suspicion of being the.'tnurderer of a
German Jew. who was found murdered
on Match 14th in Spring/ ValleY, Beak-
Dliappearance of a Banker.
UV Telegraph to the Pittibtitgb
POUGEIKEUPSIE, N. Y., A.pril 7.—F. G.
Jewell, private banker of Skaneatjas;N.
Y., and formerly of this city. has Mete.
rionsly disappeared. He left New York
one day last week, having on his' person
$20,000. He proceeded as far as Hudson,
where the train on which he was a pas.
aenger was stoppppeed • by a freshet in the
river. No Intelligence has been received
of lilm since that time.,
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36 , 01311 O'CLOCIT. A. M.
SENAIII: Re-organization of
Judiciary System—Deficiency
Billi Taken Op-- 9 prague Bel—
ligerimt--Message from the
President. HOWSE: Indian
Appropriation .Bill Passed—
Ohio River Bridges—BM to
Reconstruct Georgia Ani
mated Debitle. • '
Car Telegraph to the Pittsburgh 6uette.
WASHINGTON, April 7, 1868.
The Chaplain prayed that the patriot
arms of Cuba might be strengthened and
the Isles of the Sea be severed from their
oppressors. • .
Mr. TRUMBULL, from the Judiciary
Committee, reported the bill to carry
intneffeot the treaty between the United
States and the Emperor of Russia.
Mr. MORRILL, from the Committee
on Public Biffidings, reported a joint ree
-1 elution providing for a ComnaisCon team
' lect a site for a new building for.the De- •
partment of State and new aceommoda
;ions for the War Department.
Mr. SUMNER, from the Committee on
Foreign Relations, reported a bill to pre
vent counterfeiting foreign trade marks
protected by treaty stipulations,
Mr. WILSON, ftc m Committee on
Military Affairs, reported, without
amendment, the joint resolution for the
protection of soldiers and their heirs in
regard to the payment of bounties.
Mr. EDMUNDS, from Committee on
Pensions, reported a bill to authorize the
officers of executive departments
minister oaths in certain cases. It au
thorizes their administration by any
officer or clerk detailed to investigate
frauds on the part of any officer or agent
of the Government.
, Mr. DAVIS, from the Committee on
Contingent Expenses. reported a rosolu
tion providing for the investigation to
a certainty what Committees have
clerks whose services can be dispensed
. with.
Mr. WILSON gave notice he would of
fer a joint resolution authorizing the.
President to appoiet a Committee to ez
amine into the best mean*, of establish
ing a ship canal serene the Istbantiii - of-Da-
Mr. TRUMBULL called up the bill to
amend the Judiciary system of the United ,
States, as returned amended by the
House. From the Committee on Judici
ary he reported an amendment allowing
the phraseology of House amendment,
providing any Justice of the Supreme
Court who, on attaining the ageof seventy
years, shall retire, shall hereafter receive
his salary during the remainder of his
natural life. It apd other amendments
of detail reported by the judiciary Com
mittee were made to bill, which now, goes
back to the House for concurrence.
Mr. WILLIANiS called up the bill to
aid in the construction of a branch of the
; Pacific Railroad to Portland. Oregon,
which was amended and passed.
1 The expiration of the morning hour
brought up the joint resolution to pro
' tect the interests of the United States in
the Pacific Railroad.
Mr. FESSENDEN moved to postpone
all prior orders to take up the Deficiency
Mr. HOWARD 'opposed the motion
and urged the Senate to dispose first of
unfinished business.
Mr. FESSENDEN feared that unless
1 the deficiency appropriation wits passed
to-day, it could not pass thip session.
His motion was carded—veas 35, nays 14.
Mr. SPRAGUE said : "I promised my
self to-morrow Mr. President, that I
should beg the indulgence of the Senate
for the consideration of an important
subject. My pesition has been selected,
my wings are Well covered, my infantry
is ik line of battle, my artillery has been
assigned to position, but my shells, can
ister and grape, are behind in conse
quence of the unfavorable state of the
roads. shall be ready to-morrow to go
to battle." Mr. Sprague then took his
coat and' hat and left the chambor, amid
general laughter, in which he indulged.
The Senate proceeded to the Deficien
cy Appropriation bill,and certain amend
ments reported 'by the Committee on
Appropriations were agreed to.
Mr. FESSENDEN, from the Commit
tee, reported an amendment creating the
office of Buperintendent of the Depart.
ment of the Interior. ' Agreed to.
Mr. DRAKE offered an amendment
making an appropriation for the salary
of the Solicitor and Naval Judge Advo
cate General. Agreed to. - ,
Mr. WILSON, from the Military- Com
mittee, offered an amendment, authoriz
ing the Secretary of War to makes trans
fer of appropriations from - military dis
tricts haring themln excess to carry into
effect reconstruction lawsi in districts
where money may be needed for that
purialse. , •
Ad amendment appropriating 1150,000
for the improvement ..of St. Clair Flats
and rive,
and 150,000 for the improve
ment of .the, month of the Miesissippi
river, were voted down. - •
Mr. WILLEY, by unanimous consent,
offered an amendment to pay salaries. of 1
fourteen first-class clerks in the Patent 4
Ofile4 atiV,4oo escheat:id twenty-one sea
and-class (darkest 0,290 each. Agreed;
Mr. MORTON offered an amendment.
directing the Secretary of War, with the
Approval of the President, to appoint a
- Board, of Scientific Engineersto examine
.and report on the proper width , of-spans
for railroad bridges across the Oslo'
river, and providing that, until Congress .
shall act on said report, no bridges shall
be erected over it with a span less than ,
tons hundred feet in width norms-the;
main ch
Tfftatitendtrient was_ ruled out ofpr
der end the bill then riagsed."
Mess* .I.easencien, 'Harlan And Cole
were appointed a remthittee of Confer
ence on the Indian Appropriation bill.
The Vice President submitted a mes-:
sage &OM the reoomniending'
that before adjourning Congress shall!
provide for the submission of the Vir
girlie Ccnstitution to the people sometime
dining May or Jona next at an election
to be held under the direction of the
Commander of the District, with a view
to the'submissioti of the Constitution as
adopted by the people to Congress at the
commencement of the next session, and
the early admission of the State to rep
resentation. The message makes a simi
lar recommendation as to Mississippi.
At four o'clock P. M. the Senate went
into Executive Session.
•The Senate, after Executive Session,
Mr. PAINE, from Committee on Elec
tions, -reported resolutions authoring a
sub-committee to take testimony in
Louisiana during the recess, in reference
to the elections in that State.
Mr. HEATON, from same Committee,
made a report that John B. Rogers be
entitled to a seat as Representative from
Tennessee, as soon' as Congress should
enact a law for that purpme, and he also
reported such bill, which was ordered
to be printed.
Mr.-DIXON, from Commiltee on Com
merce, reported back the Senate bill to
prevent the extermination of fur-bearing
animals in Alaska. Ordered to be
printed and recommitted.
Mr. WHEELER, from the Pacific Rail
read Committee, reported back the Sen
ate bill in relation to the Burlington and
Missouri River Railroad. Paased .with
The House then proceeded to the con.
aideration of the Indian Appro — frr cation
Mr. DAWE.S, Chatrmin of the Com-
mittee on Appropriations, moved m an
amendment an additional section, pro-
Tiding that nothing contained in the act
shall be construed asratifying or approv
-1 lig any Indian treaty made since July 20,
1887. Agreed to.
The vote was then taken ()Jilin amend-
ment placing two millions at the disposal
of the President to preserve peace with
Indians, and agreed to—yeas, 98; nays,
33. The Democrats voted in the negative.
The action of Committee of the Whole
on all the other amendments was oon•
coned in.
Mr. INGERSOLL moved to suspend
the rules, that he might report from the
Committee-on Roads and Canals a bill
for the creation of a - Commisaion of EU..
gineers on the erection of railroad
bridges across the Ohio river, and prohib
iting, until further action by Congress,
the erection of bridges across the river
of span less than four hundred fist over
the main channel.
The rules were noianspended—yeas
nays 53—not two-thirds.
Mr. BUTLER, Massachusetts, from
the Reconstruction Committee, reported
a bill to enforce the Fourteenth Amend
ment to the Constitution and laws of the
United States, and restore the State of
Georgia to the Republican Government
elected under the new. Constitution.
There was some 41iimintslisis by htesaL.
BritlM 'Bett;'‘ - itiligiintildrige and
Woodward, all except M.r., Butler oltdin
ing tame for' debate and not strenuously
<imposing it.
The previous question was moved by
Mr. BUTLER. but , was refused-61to 67.
Mr. BUTLES. theft made an argument.
Mr. BECK opposed the bill, arguing
that. Georgia was, already completely in
the Union as a State. He asserted that
the real foundation for the 'movement
was in the personal motives of Governer
Bullock, who had aspirations for the
United States Senate, and whose qualifi
cations for the Governorship were as
slim as the chance of making "a silks .
purse out of;:a sow's ear " The bill was
the most unjust and iniquitous over,
hatched in Congress.
The Georgia bill was temporarily laid
aside, and Mr. LYNCH, Chairman of the
Select Committee on American Nayiga
tion Interests, • reported a resolution au
thorizing tho Committee to sit during
vacation at such places as available, for
the purpose of examining witnesses and
taking testimony, to be reported on the
2d Monday in July. • Adopted.
Mr. WASHBURNE, Wis., from the
Committee on Appropriations, reported
a bill appropriating 12,000,000 for repair,
extension, reservation. and completion
of works for the improvement of rivers
and harbors, to be expended under the
direction of the Secretary of War.
Mr. BROOKS protested against aban
doning the whole subject of internal im
provement to, the Secretary of War.
That was not the proper way to do it.
Mr. WASHBUUNI agreed with Mr.l
Brooks in that idea, but suggested this
was the only feasible 'mode or providing
at this session for works of internal im
provement. .
Mr. 110LMA.N offered an amendment,
providing the sum which may be , al
loted to the. improvement of the 'Ohio
river shall be applied to completing the
Canal at the Falls of the Ohio, inane:4d;
twee with plans and estimates of General
Weitzel. ReJected-80 to 90.
The bill passed.
Mr. BURR olTered a resolution author
izing the Speaker to designate a member
to represent the minority of the Commit
tee on Elections in - thole:mistime invent'.
gation. Adopted...". •
Mr. BANKS, Chairman of Conuldttee
on Foreign .irs,'",offered 'a resolution
authorizing that Committee to sitAlikring
the session of•the Honseand during " ; va.
- cation in the inveatigatlon of the ant
'guayan matter. Adopted. •
On motion of htri JULIAN. a Confer
shoe Committee waieordered on the bill
in refprenee to the Osage Indian lands.
Mr. DAVIS, from' the Judiciary Com
mittee, reported a bill to establish a uni
form system of naturalization. Ordered
to be printed and recommitted. ~
The House thee, At' four o'cloek,
'timed the consideration of the Georgia
bill, and was addressed by Mr. !MGR
HEM, in opposition tq it. He regarded
the bill as' belonging to a revolutionary
class - of legislation, which was utterly
lankrlOWn .to the Constitution. : Such
a • proposition would , have -once
satirised and. • convulsed the akin
try. It would have been once • re
garded as more mend Ing to Amerl- 1
can liberties and the existence of
theltepublic than' an invading army "as
large as the'Persian host." • This 'bill pro
posettlo invade the Mato of Georgia and
16 Strike• down and destroy its civil
:Tiower; to pull down Abe' building, that'
bard beetviramed and erected ender:the;
dictation of Congress. 2 ge,proeltdrhed'
the fourtithecilein of the' bill to ,be with-:
out parallel in the annals of the
world, for it visited.with disfranchise,
w ent all persons who - held oflietfatid had'
taken the oath to support the Confeder-;
Rey, or had rendered • support tothe _rebel;
lion, Such an enactment crime
against nature, and a revolt 'against.' the'
eternal . principles of truth.
• Afr...I3IIiGHAM. opposed , the bill and'
=WNW bis regret that it bad been re
portUefieconstinction Committee.
Theft s ection . applied to every State
in she VEI MI., ' , lt
,was too late in the day
for any man to deny. the States of the
Union bad sacred rights which could not
be invaded. The man who laid violent
hands by legislation on the Constitution of
his country ought to be held a public
enemy. Such legislation as that embraced
in the fourth section would receive the
universal condemnation, not only of the
southern people, but of the world. ' It
ought to find no place on the statute
book. Congread had no more right to
legislate on the qualifications for state
tfficers in the several states. than on the
qualifications for office in England. Ile
believed Indiana was just as much in
revolt against the requirements of the
Constitution, by the action of her legisla
ture. as Georgia was.
Mr. BUTLER remarked that he agreed
with Mr. Bingham on that point. •
Mr. SCHENCK stated that the reason.-
why 'be would vote to postpone this bill
was, Coness had recognized the exis
tence of Georgia under the reconstruc
tion acts, and was therefore estopped
from denying the exclusion of .colored
members by the Georgia legislature.
He regarded it as a revolutionary act, an
outrage, for which there was= no excuse
and no reasonable pretext. But suppose
Uhler, Massachusetts or Pennsylvania
had done something equivalent, bow was
Congress to remedy it? Was Congress
to fall back on the doctrine that Georgia
had never been reconstructed? It was
-topped front that by the fact that it had
acquiesced la the reconstruction. Was
the doctrine to be assumed that Georgia
had not a republican form of govern
ment? If so, then all that Georgia had
done was to be disregarded and wiped
out,,and the State remitted to military
authority. If that was proposed, he
would feel free to support the measure
before the House. He saw no solution
for the difficulty except to leave
the', matter for the present; and
let 'Georgia, herself, see whether she
could furnish the solution. He was as
sured, if the Supreme' Court of Geota
MA permitted to go on and decideunder
the Constitution and laws of Georgia, and
of the United States, the question of right
of colored men to hold office, that decis
ion would be acquiesced in and acted on
by both branches of the Georgia legisla
ture. Therefore he favored postponment.
Mr. BINGHAM moved a postponement
of the bill till the first Monday of De
cember next and demanded the previous
The previous question was not sea l
The bill was laid aside temporarily and
a Conference Committee on the Indian
Appropriation bill ordered, and Messrs.
Dawes,ltingliam and Beck. appointed on
the part of the Hoiuse. •
Mr. CAKE, Chairman of the Commit
tee en Accounts, reported a resolution
authorizing the mployment of 'clerks
therms tlffflirlii
- and eighty cents per- day. for the Ibllow
ing Committees: Banking and Curren
cy: Patine Railroad. Commerce, NaVal
Affairs, Postofilces, Roads and Canals;
Indian Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Ninth
Census, Printing, Territories, District of
Columbia, Invalid Pensions and Revis.
ion of the Laws; authorizing the Recon
struction Comnaittee to employ a clerk
at i the same compensation from March
4th till December sth, 1869; continuing
the messenger of the Committee on Ap
pippriatkins for the present Congress, or
till otherwise ordered; and continuing
the clerk to the Committee on Accounts
at:the same compensation as during the I
Fortieth Congress.
Mr. RANDALL moved so lay the reso
lution qn the table. Negatived—nays 30,
yeas 39.
The resolution was'adopted.
The message of the President, urging
action in reference to Virginia and Mis
sissippi before the adjournment of Con
gress was read to the House.
14.1 r. BUTLER, Mess., moved to refer
the message e to the Reconstruction Com
'Mr. BROOKS moved to refer it to the
Judiciary Committee, arguing the Re
construction Committee had already ex
pressed its views at variance with those
expressed by the . President in his meg.
Mr. BUTLER said the members of the
Judiciary Committee had also expressed
their views on the Mississippi question,
and that the Reconstruction Committee
had power to report at any time,'which
power the Judiolary Committee had not.
Mr. BROOJES,said the Judiciary Com
mittee should have, on this question,
les*, to rePort at any time.
'Mr...DICKEY objected?
Without.disposing of it, the House, at
5.40, adjourned.
Msjority for Republican State Ticket
Three Thousand.
Vy Telegraph to the Pittaburel Gazette.)
PuovinsucE, April 7.—The election far
State officers and members of the, Legis
lature to-day, passed off very quietly and
alight, vote -was, cast. The. Republican
ticket, headed by Seth Paddleford,
fq;" Governor, was elected by about
3 thii4.ltiousand majority. The returns
• , „
*OM awbut nine towns give Paddleford
ii,sbs; and - Pierce, Democrat, 3,007. The
Senate will probably - coniprise twenty
seven Republicans and six Democrats,
the Rouse sixty-one Republicans and
eleven Democrattr. Providerice gave
1,642 Republican and- 576 Democratic
votes; Newport,. 407: Republican, mad 103
Democratic; Briatol. 470 Republics% sad
'lO3 Democratic; Woonsocket, 2EB Repub.
Bain, aridl2 Democratic votes.
Returns`from every town in the State,
except Big*: bland, give Paddieford
7.167 and Pieria 3,359. The total vote is
about and-half of that of last fall..
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: gr •-• - p: t r a i o c :P t rY b l e o!i rt Be e tts e l i:A ur li sso — th illu e eitz lati l e 7o tte n adi .. )
_ •
CuroiitifATl ) A,prll 7.—The tobacco Dia
lory:of;John,.l. Robbins was Osised• °Th a
Charge pf violating the revenue law to
" •
ItAc, Superior ; CoUrt, general term,
PlES4allatove,r,. Taft and Hogs?, to -day
ft. was 'decided that the present agents of
the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad
are within the Junadiction:of the above
Court. The questlen arose .on, a motion
to dlimiss a case wherein' it Parseafer
sued for baggage loot by the railroad. ,
Three tobacco factories will be seized
in Covington to-morrow.
Three hundred early settlers attentnia
the eighty- fi rst anniversary of the Ong'
Pioneer Association io-day.
Message from President Grant
to Congress Concerning Unre
constructed' States Army
Matters Territorial Officers
Appointed--Pacific Railroad
Investigation- .
[By Telegraph to the Pittobareh Gazette.,
Wasitinaron, April 7,1869.
The following message from the Presi
ident to Congress was presented at four
• 4;
o'clock this a ft ernoon: .
To the Benate ether of Represesta-'
tivee: While lam aware that the time
in which Congress proposes now to re
remain in session is very brief, and that
its desire is, as far as consistent. with the -
public interest, to avoid entering upon
the general booklet* of legislation, there
-is one subject which concerns so- deep
the welfare of the country that
deem it my duty to bring it before you. .
I have no doubt, you will concur -
with me in the opinion that it is desira
ble to restore the States whieh were _en-;
gaged in the rebellion to their relation's
to the government and the ecnngtrYet tie
early a period as the people of those ,
States shall be found willing to become.
peaceful and orderly communitict, arid'
to adopt anti maintain such constitutions' -
and laWs as will effectually Secure the
civil and political rights of all rirsons
within their borders. The authority of
the United Staes, which -: has been
vindicated and established by its
t )
mllitary, power. must undoubtedly
be asserted fo the absolute pro
tection of all citizens in the full en
joyment of freedom and security. which
is the object of a republican - govern
ment; but whenever the people of a r
bellions State are ready to enter in good_ .
faith upon the accompliehment 'of this
object, in entire conformity with the con
stitutional authority of Cougtess, it is
certainly desirable that all mamas of die--
turbance should be removed as prompts;
as poasible,that a more perfect Union may
be established, and. the °country be re
stored to peace and prosperity. The Con
*tuition of tise PeoPle of Virginia, wtOeh
met in Richmond -TitesdaY. December' S,
1867. fiamed a•Cotstitiation for that State;
which was 'adopted - 14r the Convention.
on the 17th of AprlV. ass. and / desire
respectfully to call the attention of ConL
gress to the providing - by
law forthe polling of an eleetiOn• in that
State at some time dering:timmopth of,
May or Juneuezt, tuider,thedirpetion
of the military - cantinatider 'Of Atm tile.
trict, at which the question of the ode*
ileaSLthattroonetatogeta=leeallAeltsgts -
milted to the oitizensef the State And
if this should seem desirable, I would re
commend that separate 'vote be taken
upon such parts as may be thought ex
pedient, and that at the same time and
under the same authority there shall be
an election for the officers provided
under such Constitution, and that
the Constitution, or such parts there
of as shall have • been adopted bk
the people, he submitted to Congress on
the first Monday of December next for
its considerate% so that if the same is
then approved the ,necessary steps will
have been taken for the restoration-of
Virginia to its proper relations to the
Union. i
I am led to make this recommendation
from the confident belief that the people
of that State are now read# to co-operate ..
with the National Government in bring
ing it into such relations to the Union as
it ought as soon as possible to establish
and maintain, to give to all its people
those equal rights under the law which
are asserted in the Declaration of Inde
pendence, in the words of one, of the
most illustrious of its sons. • - .
I. • desire also to ask the attention of
,Congress to the question whether there
is not just grounds fi.:.r believing the Con
stitution_ framed by the Convention of the
people of Mississippi for that State, and
once rejected, might not be agairilitb
mined to the people of that State ityliki
manner, and with the probability of ;the
same result. •
. _
U. S. GetaSr.
• •
The Honse Committee on Pacific Rail
road held a meeting this afternoon, at
whiCh seven members were present.
After hearing brief arguments froM.
Chandler and Chittenden in „behalf of
the Union Pacific and Central Pacific
Railroad Companies respectively, the
member.: had a private consultation and.
agreed to suggest the • adoption by a full
Committee of a resolution asking the
House ,to authorize the continuance of
the investigation and the taking of testi
mony during the recess of Congress.
The following - nominations were sent
in. to-day: D. Noggle, Chief Justice Su
preme Court, Idaho; Edward Y. Golds
borough. Marshal, Md; Benj. Field, At
torney. Vtv Thos. M. Browne, Attorney
for District of Louisiana; • Jno.,W. Dunn,
Marshal for Del; Anthony Higgins, At
torney for Del. • "
Collectors of Customs: Jas. A. Magru
der, Georgetown, D. C; Chas.- W. Pal
frey, for District of Salem and Beverly,
Mass; James P. Luce,' Surveyor of-Cus
toms, Louierville; James F. , Buckner.
Collector Internal Ileyenney ,Fifth
trict, Kentucky. - •
A. H. Read, Indian Age' tit 'Green Bay,
Wis: R. R. Livingston, Surveyor ,Gener
al, Neb; Chem Loomis, • Register,
Jackion, Mtes:` Jas. Stott, Receiver,
kotah 'City; Neb. ' •
Postmaster, Henry Butler,Brownsville,
remm• • •
The Senate, in executive session, con
firmed L I P. K. Stafford, of Nevada"
Oevernor of Arizona; James A. Camp
bell, of Ohio,' Governor of Wyoming;
Frank Hail, ad :Colorado, Secretary .of
said Territory; James Stott, of Ohio, Soo
rotary of , the Territory of Washington;
E. M. Lee, of Connecticut Secretary at ,
Wyoming; /I . .. Walter. of: Pennsylvania,
Register of the Land Office at Santa Fe;
William H. IVBeadte, - of 'Wisner:od%
Surveyor General• for Dakot4
Ferry,. of .uunow,. Surveyor. General of
' the TerritorY of Wiinilingtori, 'Vita Gar
' field, removed;
Pension John E. Norris. of: Ohio, Ooliarnbuth 0.; William
Steadman, of Ohio, Consul. at:St. Jagode
Cubs. vice. Elialia Wallace, readied;
0. hi. Long, Consul at Panama, vice
Thomas Kirby Smith, recalled. , To be
Collector of. Internal Revenue : C.
Rogers, Nineteenth District,- Pennell
vania; ' Assessor of Internal Revenue'
B, F. Wagoriseller, Fourth,„ Diattict,
Pennsylvania. ' ' • -
Among Mb more 'important' Postings
ters are: S. Coatello, 'Natchez, Mina., and.
Jas. A. McKee , Galveston, Texas.
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