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Final Adjournment—Calcium
Petrolia as Light in the
' Capitol—Bills Negatively Be
perted—Viriety Of Bills Pass
ed—Extra Officera
al AMendment changing the
Time of General' Election—
Bill Allowing the Pittsburgh
Board-44 Health' to Regulate
the Night Soiling Business—
Pleasant Valley Passenger
Railway-11 egistry Bill Pass
ed—Bill Allowing Commuta
tion of the Death Sentence
Vetoed. - •
CBY Telegraph to the Pittsburgh tiazette. 3
• HAutasetrito, April 9, 1869.
Mr. WHITE introduced a bill Incorpo
rating the Indiana County Monumental
Society. Passed. .
Mr. - CONNELL, incorporating the Erie
and Western Transportation -Company.
Mr.,NA.GLE moved a reconsideration
of thivote by which the House bill au
thorizing, the introductio of Petrolla
Calcium. Light - into , the Capitol and
grounds, instead of and gas, was defeat
ed.' Agreed to. • •
The bill was discussed and postponed
until the afternoon.
In the afternoon. the ,joint .resolution
for final - adjournment on Friday, six
teenth instant, was adopted.
The , bill to enable Building, Saving
and ‘l..oszt Associations to collect debts
atter the expiration of charters, passed.
The , joint resolution proposing a Con
stitutional Amendment changing the Oc
tober election to November in every
year of the Presidential election coining
up, Mr. WBITI moved an amendment
submitting this -and other questions to
the Constitutional Convention, if nailed
by the people on a vote at the next Oc
tober elettion.
Mr. White's amendment proposed thir
tydelegitesat largo s -each vete?• voting
for fiftsen t =tone' lumdred representa
tive delegates. '
The amendment was overruled as not
germain, and the Whole. subject post
poned. '
The bill froln the House, providing for
the intrOduition of petrolia calcium gas
light lathe itOblic buildings and groubfls,
was amended by Mr. ERRETT, pro
viding that the Auditor General and State
Treasurer 'report to the next Legislature
on the Abisibility and cOmparative cost
of this and. every other method.'
Tpe4iill from the' House-dispensing
with tie services of extra'"employed in
in the House, and providing for their
pay, was indefinitely_ postponed, on po
tion of Mr. WHITE.
The bill regulating the election of di
rectors! of railway , companies and pre
venthig fraud therein, was postponed:
This bill was introduced during the
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago
. Railway legislation.. ,
In the evening, Mr. ERRETT had pas
sed the bill allowing Pittsburgh Councils
to change the 'rate of taxation in Law-
Adjourned till Monday evening.
The bill from the Senate, repealing the
bIA which repealed the act creating the
Twenty ninth Judicial District, was re
The Philadelphia cattle bill was repor
ted negatively. :
The bill authorizing the laying of later
al piped to connect with main pipes,
rallrotig.4 - and riven, was reported nega
tively. -
TOOrdllowing finnao'bills, passed:
` Extending jurisdiction of certain Jus
tices of the Peace in Allegheny county.
Pittsburgh suppleinent,l authorizing
Councils by ordinance to changethe mill
tax in Lawrenceville, from year to year,
to not less than , one nor more.than five
wills, to pay indebteidneinfor mild bor.
Requiring the Monongahela , Bridge
Company, Bridgeport, to light the bridge
with gas.
Incorporating Medical and Surgical
• Hospital at Johnetowni
Incorporating East Sandy Pipe Com
pany,Yemsogo comity. • - '
ati Chitriey and Shaffer Bun
Tubing Company.
eXtt ATI BILLS Loam •
'lliefolloariiig Senate' bills passed
Griming pension to Daniel Bolin, of
Payette. soldier of 1812.
Authorizing Courts to remove delin
qu nt Acsrssors in Allegheny county.
Inco_rparatinglNlOntown liVitypes
bunt Rallis/ad.
Incorporating Young, Men's Christian
Aso*, sion s ,Pittsburgh.
A.Olughotilearatitum borough toot
Itkr i d g eitliq tick licenses.
In' the House, in the evening,' Mr.
HIIMPHRIES called up the supplement
ibr the Federal Street and Plea-mot
Passenger Railway, and substituted
Irtumbill extending the road from the
tarinitine in Allegheny city to the corner
of Rend and Liberty streets, Pituiburgb..
Mr`MILLER introduced a supplement
. 4 , kir the Pittsburgh Board of Meant), au
thorizing it to declare the kind lof vehi
: Wes and instruments to be used in onip
tying and carrying away contents of eons-
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pools and to control the'time of •removal
and place of deposit.
Mr. HUNTER, a. bill amending the
act of 1868 fixing the number of °dicers
of the House and Senate, by allowing t e
officers the same mileage as before s d
The Registry bill pissed finally, under
the operation of the previous question.
The bill allowirig parties to contract
-for interest at seven per cent was defeat
ed—yeas 45, nays 46.
The Governor to-day vetoed the bill'
authorizing him to commute the death
penalty to imprisonm4nt for life. He de
ties that it is accordaxice with his recom
mendation in his WO annual message,
wherein the desire Was expressed sim
ply to commute the death penalty iu six
cases, distinctly specified, to such terms
of imprisonment as the ameliorating
circumstances mightjustify and demand.
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
GREAT 1111I1'A1N.
LONDON, April 9.—ln the House of
Lords the bill introduced by Earl Rus
sell, authorizing the creation of Life
Peerages, was read for the first time.
Earl Granville announced that the
Hudson Bay Company had . agreed to
cede its territorial rights in British North
America to the Crown, on the terms pro
In the House of Comaions -Mr. Har
court inquired what action, the Ministry
intended-to take concerning the report of
• the Neutrality Commission. Mr. Bruce,
Home Secretark, replied the Govern
ment were .preparing and would soon
introduce a bill based on the recom
mendation of the Commission.
MADRID, April 9.—The Government Is
about to send a naval commission to New
York to purchase monitors for service in
Cuban waters. The proposition to estab
lish a Triumvirate had been abandoned.
It met with many practical objections,
the most fOrmidable of which was that
anv immediate change in the form of ttd.
ministration would tend to delay the set
tiement of the financial difficulties of the
MADRID, April 9.—Evening.--Iduch po
litical excitement exists in the city, and
apprehensions are entertained that the
exasperation of party feeling will result
in an outbreak of violence. The police
and military anthorithis are taking every
precatition to prevent it.
The appointment ofl Gen'l Cabalo De
Rods to Captain-Generalahip of Cuba
has not been finally determined on by
the Provisional Government. but should
Gen'l De Rods be re ned in his com
mand in this country., veto Iseinierdo
will probably a Captain-treueral
:Dulcet. : • •-•
Additional supplies of artillery and
cavalry - are demanded for the suppres
den of the rebellion in Cuba.
LONDON, April 9.--Consols for money
93%; for account 93%; American securi
ties quiet; Plye-Twentles at mg; Erie at
24%. Illinois at 96%; Atlantic & Great
Western at 30, 'Dillow 46e 6d. Sugar
39s 6d.
ASTWEItr, 1 : 01 4—Petroleum un
ohanged at 52M
HAVRE, April 9.—Cotion on spot 146 f.
Manchester markets for yarns and fab
ricks dull. - ,
FRANKFORT. April 9.—Bonds at 87 4 .
LttrzurooL, April.-Cotton •sales fur
the week were 47,000 bales, of which 8,-
000 were for export and 3,000 on specula
tibm stock 319,000 bales, of which 45,00
are American; the market today is dull
/diddling Uplands, 12%; Orleans, 12%
Sales of 7,000 bush iCalifornia white
wheat at 911 sd; red western at Se 8d(?)11s
10d. Western Flour at 224 &I. Corn
29s ed. New Oats 3s-sd. Peas 39s Bd.
Pork 101 f. Beef 90s. Lard 77e. Cheese.
775. Bacon 62e Petroleum quiet at
9d; Refined is 9d.
LONDON, April 9.—livening—Consola
closed at 93ti for money, and 13% for ac
count. 5-20 s quiet at 3.3%. Stocks quiet;
Erie• 24%; Illinois Central 96%; A. and G.
W. 30.
Fmtivsvonv, April 9.—Evening—f-20s
firm at ny.
PAnis, April O.—Evening—Bourse stea
dy; Rentes 70f. 82c.
lavgaroof., April 11—Evening—Cotton'
market closed dull; , middling uplands
12X; Orients 12y,:; 7,000 bales.
Breadstuffs and Provisions unchanged.
Produce—Petroleam'closed quiet and un
changed. -
LorrooN. April 9.—Evcning—Tallow ad
vanced 3d. and quoted at 4135. ed. Sugar
ArerwEnr, April 9.—Evening—Petrole
nrn unchanged.
HAVIE, April A.— Evening— Cotton
market unchanged for tree ordinsire on
the spot and low middlings afloat.
Leon and Medina Garroted—Great Ex
citement—The Crowd Fired Into by
the Guard,. and Six Persons Killed.
City retearton to the Plttkburgb Naafi Ws.]
Baratta, April r-9,—Francuoo Leon
and .Itugustin Medina were garroted to
day. in the preeence of , a vain crowd of
spectators.:; They . both" maintained nom
polar* and firmness to the last. Leon,
in mounting the acalibld,7shouted
Independence." • There • was great ex•
citement among the spectators. Some,
parties uttered sedlilous cries, and the
volunteers, who guarded , the scaffold,
•faced sbotit•and Area about twenty ohms
into the •crowd, with disastrous e,ffoct."
Siz`zion Were killed end many wouuded.
The Indiana Lgaislatare-Mattors Un
ter 'relearn* to the Pittsburg estetie.i
matters are unchanged. Menotti* held
three sesslons and Senate one today,
without quorums.. It. le thought now
the newly elected members WalaPPear
to-morrow and be qualified; MM.
Stanton, Speaker of the last • liosse..bas
declined re-election, , and. Mr.;Buskirkt
of Monroe_ county. has been noMinated
by the Republicans. The Numerate
held a cations today, but.their action, tms
not been made public. • t
The Board 'of; Sinking Fund CompaiLl
stoners to-day determined' to-redeern ab
per cent. of thu butstaudiug 6 . per cent.
state stocke. .
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Pour:, crcr4ocnr. m
[Pinar sEssioNej
Reconstruction Rill Finally
Pa Ned, With Ansepidinenr Re.
quiring the Ratilkcation of
the Fifteehih
Railroad, Bill Flaked=-Con-
tested Election in the Third
District of Pennsylvania—
Conference Report -on the
Deficiency Bill Adopted --
Removal of Political Disa4
By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh gazette.l
WAsruxerroli. April 9, 1869.
• - SENATE. - - - . -r'F
The House bill to submit the - Cain ttillt. -1
tntions of Virginia, Mississippi and
Texas to a vote of the people was taken up.
Mr. MORTON offered 'as an additional'
section his resolution that, before these
States be represented in Congress, their
Legislatures shall adopt the Fifteenth
Mr. TRUMBULL did not think it wise
to adopt this section. Congress ` had
already, with great deliberation,
passed several acts prescribing the
conditions of reconstruction, and sev
eral States had complied' with those
conditions, and had been admitted to
representation, and for Congress now to
impose additional conditions would be a
breach ol .faith with those , people. He
had no doubt that nose - States would
ratify the Fifteenth Amendment, with
out It being a made a condition of•recon
Mr. MORTON denied it would be a
breach of faith. No agreement had been
made between Congress and the unrecon
structed States. Congress had offered
those States reconstruction upon certain
conditions, but they had refused to ac
cept the offer, and hadatoed out in hos
tility to the government. And now it
was the right of Congress to impose
whatever conditions it pleased, provided
they werPright and just in themselves.
He would rather seethe pending bill fail,
than pass without this amendment. The
desire of the Democratic party was to
keep this questioner negro suffrage open
as an element of success in the election
of 1872. The Democrablrealcnisted that
without the votes of Virginia, Mhuirsalp
pi, Texas 'And Indiana the Fifteenth
- Amendment must fallof ratiacatlon.and
the only way to defeat that result was by
making ite i rstiftcstlons condition of re
admiadon.2lltl4 States. .
Mr/00 alma AIM DcpOsitten of
thes" .riew con don propmed - by 'S enator from from Indiana would be a breach
'of faith._ That Senator contended the
States in question had remained unto.
constructed, only because they had wit
fully stood and refused to accept recon
struction upon the conditions offered by
Congress. This certainly .was not true
of Virginia, one of the States to which
this is intended to apply. Vi. ginia had
gone on as far as she could in the pre
scribed course of reconstruction, and
had failed to complete it only because
the Commanding General, represeoting
the Government of the United States,.
had been unable, for want of money, to
hold the election, which was necessary as
a conditiosa Precedent to her admission
to representation in Congress. '
Mr. THURMAN said the power of
Congress In relation to changing Con.
stitutions was merely to propose amend
ments; but the amendment of the Senator
from Indiana proposed that Congress,
having already submitted the Fifteenth
Constitutional Amendment to the legis
latures, should new goon and coerce cer
tain States into ratifying it. :This would
be an outrage, not alone upon the people
of those States, bat upon the people of
all the States, by forcing negro suffrage
upon them. Indeed, he understood the
Senator to say, that one great object of
bis amendment was_to over-ride the will
of the people of his State, Indiana.
Mr. MORTON-47 . 0t to override the will
of the people, but to override a revolu
tionary party in Indians, which seeks to
thwart the will of the people.
Mr. THURMAN-1i the Senator really,
believes the people.of Indiana are in fa
vor of negro suffrage, why not consent
to submit it to thous directly and not at
tempt to force it upon them by a legisla
ture elected on the Chicago Platform,
'which expressly disavowed the intention
to force negro suffrage on the Status ha
the Union.
After . some farther remarks) by Mr.
Thurman, tiso,snendment was agreed to
by the following vote :
Yeas— Messrs. Abbott, Browulow,
Buckingham. Carpenter, Chandler, Cole,.
Drake; Harris, Howard, McDonald, Mor
rill, Morton, Nye, Osborn, Pool, Pratt.
Ramsey, Rive; Robertson; . Ross, Sohnrz,
Sherman, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer,
Tipton, 3o Warner, Wililliim,Wllson,Yates
—. ' • - -
Nays'- Mame. Anthony, Bayard,
Borman, 011eser/Y, Oenkthir. Davies
Edmundm, Pontos?, Form_ eissanden,
Fowler, MOCreert, Norton; Fetteisnn,
Sawyer, Sprague, Stockton, Thurman,
Trumbull., '.r
Mr. TRUMBULL prop Med several
vorbalSmendmonts deisigned. to remove.
ambiguities in the original bill.. Agreed
-On motion of-Mr. EDMUNDS, the sixth
section; authorizluit the consman4ing
General to outspend, until the action of
that ,ho may
tt li rem 4 u B ßi te as iat t u an re k is a is Li Oreasi livit v il er;Was struck
out. •
Mr. EDMUNDS then offered an addle
tional section, which was adopted, de-.
;daring the proceedings of any of said .
States shall not be donned final, or ope
rate soli complete restoration until their
action Shall be approved by donipress.
- Mr. DAVIS Said, tuidetstandluil that
the people ei'Villtfidsi Mississippi and
Tana, Were wllittig tka,accit the bill as
wood by_the House he b adnot intended
to say anything against it, althOugh..op
pcssitt" to it;" he; could'not let , that
most unconstitutional and - outrageous
addition ,to the bill pass without protest
hag against it
m r , SAWYER offers& an amsndment
to the first section, which - was agree -a to,
striking":out the 'words tithe registered
voters of said State," end inserting in-
stead the words "voters of said States
registered at time of said submission."
Mr. STOCKTON deeblied himself Op
posed tbthen:ffgfial and eapeelaVy
opposed to the amendment of the, Sena-
tor from Indiana, which was not only
unconstitutional and an outrage upon
the people, but an , anomaly even upon
the Congre tonal reconstruction. 1 .
Mr. BA ARD opposed and denounced
the billion the same ground.
Mr.CABBF.RLY said he would not have
opposed tie passage of the bill as it bad
come froil the House, because that was
simply a mpihmce with the express
recommendation of the Presidentin his
late message, but he felt bound to op
posefn the'only way he could,the harsh,
unjust and uncalled for amendment of
feredlry the Senator from Indiana. He
tok4 • the .authority of at least two COS
t*guished Republican Senators for de
rftliteing that amendment as a shame
'lllX preach of faith on the , part of the
03f:dress of the:United States, and from
his ; knowledge of the character.: Of the
Atiterican people, be felt very Confident
that' any party that resorted- eo Such
means to sustain itself In power 'would
sooner or liter be sterrilyand effectively
.rebuked by them. •
V The bill then passed by a vote.of forty-:
ibilr yeas to nine nays, all the Senators
present voting iu the affirmative,- except
the following: Messrs. Rayard. Cas
serly, Davis,Fowler, lic:Creery„lcorton,
Sprague, St ockton and Thurman.
The unfinished business of yesterday,
the bill to declare and fix :the . status of
Judge Advocates of the Artily, came
np, and was amended and passed.
The President, pro tem. laid before the
Senate the President's proclamation call
ing•ar extra session of the Senate; begin
ning on bfonday next, for the transaction
of Executive businas.
The bill providing for compeneating the
loyal owners of steamers taken for the use
of the Government daring the war, was
taken up and discussed until 4:14 when
the "Senate went into Execntife steSsion.
EveningSession.—Mr. HOWARD called
up the bill to secure the interests, of the
United States in the Pacific Railroad, and
said the Central and Union Paoido Rail-
road Comppnies had come to an agree
ment 85S to their point of meeting. He
offered a substitute for the firsthand sec
ond sections of the amendment offered by
him to the House bill the other day.
Agreed to.
Mr. DAVIS complained that there was
not a Democrat on the Committeeon Pa•
elite Railroad, and said he felt leis deli-
csoy about making complaint, because
he waanot himself a Democrat. [Laugh.
THURMAN admitted that the
complaint was not without cause, and ex
pressed the hope that the cause would be
removed at next session.
Mr. ANTHONY said formerly theprac.
lice in the Senate was for the majorityto
assign their own members to the several
Onninittees, leaving in each a vacancy
or vacancies to be filled by the minority,
but that at the beginning of the war it
was found necessary to depart from that
practice in the case of the Committee on
Military Affairs, because the majority
fellratUbilled if a vacancy were left on
t tha to C 2l 4 eXt f°l.64ll°the nlinor
decessor (Mr. Breckenridge) of the prerr
ent Senator from Keutucky, and it was
not thought safe to entrust him with the
military secrets of the Governtheitt.
Mr. CASSERLY offered an amend
ment to section three, which was agreed
to, and the bill then passed In the fol
lowing form: •
Be it Enacted, se., That the stock
holders of the Union Pacifie Railroad
Company, at a meeting to be held' on the
22d day of. April, 1889, In the city of
Boston, with power to adjourn from day
to day, shall elect a Board of Directors
for the ensuing year, and said
stockholders 'are hereby authorized
to establish their general office at
such place in the United States as they
may elect at said meeting:, provided the
passage of this resolution shall not con
fer any other right on said Union Pacific
Railroad Company than to hold such
election, or be held in any manner to ro.
' linquish or waive any rights of the
United States, to take advantage of any
I act or neglect of
_maid= Union Pacific
Railroad Company, heretofore done or
omitted, whereby the rights cif the Gen
eral Government have been or may
be prejudiced; provided; that the
common terminus of. , the 'Union
Pacific Railroad and the Central
Pacific Railroad shall be at , or near. Og
den, and the Union Pacific Railroad shall
build. and the Central Pacific Railroad
_shall pay for and own the Railroad from
the terminus aforesaid to ~Promontory
Summit, at which point the rails' shall
meet and connect, and form one ocoatin
nous line.
SECt. 2. That to ascertain the condition
of the Union Pacific Railroad and the
Central Pacific Railroad, the President
of the United States is hereby authorized
to appoint a Board of eminent citizens,
not exceeding five in number, and who
shall not be interested in either road, to
examine and report on the condition _
the same, and what sum or sums, if any,
will be required to complete suchof said
roads to the point of terminus as a first
class road for the entire -length thereof
to the said terminus, in oompllance with
the several acts relating to said roads,
and the expense or such Board, includ
ing an allowance often.dollars each
for their services for each day.employed
In such examination orreport, to be peld
equally by said Companies.
Szo., B..lThat the President is hereby. .I
authorized and reendred to withhold
from each of :said Ciempanies an
amount of subsidy bends authOrlzed to I
be issued by_ the United States. under.
said suite, aufnclentto secure a full coin- I
pletlon as a first class railroad of all sec
tions of such railtOad, upon which bonds
have already been,• Issued, or. in lieu of
sueb bonds homey receive as such se
(putty an eqUalamount of the first wort
gage. bonds of such Oranpeny, 'and *if it'
shall appear to the 'President that the
amount of subliidy bonds to be gained to ,
either of said Companlei is Insufficient
to insure the full completion °ranch rail
road; he may Make requisition. upon
such Company for sufficient amount or
bond* already issued, or; in his.chsero.,
tion; of their first, mortgage bond*, to se
cure the fall completion of thematic. and,
in default of obtaining, security,
WI in this section provided;; the
President . may, authorize and ..di
rect the Attorney General to institute
such .suite and proceedings_ oh :..heb il if
and in the name of the United Stiftels;,
and'. any :Court of the. United States
having jitklediatt9l4.aa BMW he neicemry,
er Pro Per. compel, the giving or Bitch
security; And t4frf)o749l'in. any wanner
otheryiriee, to lingo% :thiltitoreete of the
Iltilited'lSEales in ailid'lttnid, find to insure
the full completion thereof as a first
c, ass road as required bylaw.
Sac. 4. That the Attorney General of
the United States is hereby authorized to
investigate whether the charters of the
Union and Central Pacific Railroad
Companies and all thoir franchises
have or have not been forfeited,
and to institute the necessary and
proper legal proceedings; also to
investigate * whether said Companies
have or have not made any illegaldivi
dends upon their stock, if so, to institute
the necessary proceedings to have the
same reimbursed; and also to investi
gate whether any directors or any other
agents or employes of the said Compa
nies have not violated any penal law,
and if so, to institute proper criminal
proceedings against the persons who
have violated such law. .
At 10:25 the Senate went into 'Execu
tive session.
The amendments to the whiskey and
tobacco bill were non concurred in, and
conference committee reqa ested.
The bill providing for the publication
of opinions of the Attorney General was
Mr. PAINE asked the members elect
from Connecticut be sworn in. The
Election Committee being satisfied of
their election, they were sworn in.
Mr. Barnum was not present. •
Mr. BUTLER, of Mass., from Judiciary
Cofnmittee. asked leave to report back
the bill permitting defendants to testily
in criminal cases in United States Courts .
in the respective States on questions o
competency or witnesses.
Mr. BIRD objected.
Mr. Butler moved to suspend the ruilsF
The Speaker appointed Messrs
Schenck, Allison and Marshall a Con
ference Committee on the whiskey and
tobacco tax bill.
Mr. PAINE, from Committee an Elec
Lions, reporten a resolution for a sub
committee to take testimony in South
Carolina on the elections in the Third
and Fourth Districts. Adopted.
Mr. JULIAN, from Committee on Pub-
Ho Lands, reported a bill to establish a
land district in• Wyoming Territory.
Mr. MAYNARD introduced a bill
granting to the . New Orleans, Mobile and
Chattandoga Railroad Company the right
of way, lands, &la. Referred to Commit
tee on Publio. Lands.
Mr. JITLIAN presented the Confer
ence report on the Osage Indian land
bill, and it was agreed to.
The House then resumed the consider
ation of the Myers and Moffet contested
election case from Pennsylvania.
After two hours discussion the House
proceeded to vote on the resolution.
The resolution of the minority, declar
inse Mr. Moffet entitled to the seat, was
rejected, and that of the majority, declar
ing Mr. Myers entitled to sit, was adop
ted. each by a strict party vote. ,
Mr. Myers was thereupon sworn in as
as Representative from Pennsylvania.
Mr. BEAMAN presented the Confer
ence report on the Deficiency bill, which
was agreed to. •
A. resolution was adopted to: pay Mr.
Moffot $11306 in DM lbr expenses , of -con
44salr.mry Ir cin %=ufaiia---0-4 - -.L.4.--; ii ii mittee • •
on Reconstruction, rew ll lnrit 'Va. re
lieving a large s number of persons from
political disabilities, and moved, thepre
vions question.
The previous question was seconded. •
Mr. WHl'rr5:5lORE then moved the
rules be suspended and the bill passed.
The rules were not suspendecl—yeas
98, nays 56, less than two-thirds in the
affirmative. The bill therefore was not
passed, but remained before the House
for discussion and , action.
Mr. FAKNSWORTH advocated the
bill and spoke of its great importance.
Nearly all the names embraced in it had
been scanned, criticised and pawed upon
favorably by the Reconstruction Commit
tee of the House and Judiciary Commit
tee of the Senate, and by both Houses.
The twenty-eight men, whose names
were included in the bill, had teen re
commended by such Union men as At
torney General Speed. The North Caro
lina men had been . recommended by
the Republican Committee In that State,
and by Gov. Holden', One of them had
just been appointed and confirmed as an
Assessor of Internal Revenue, but could
not hold office unless relieved, because
he had been a Justice of the Peace.
Mr. WARD asked Mr. Farnsworth
whether he would yield for a motion to
strike out the names of the Kentucky
-.Mr. FARNSWORTH , declined doing
so, but challenged anything to be said
against any one of them. He reminded
his Republican brethren, if it came to be
understood no man was to be relieved
unless he voted the Republican ticket,
no man would be relieved. Nearly all
persons thus far relieved wore Republi-
cans. Probably not one-twentieth named
in the pending bill were Democrats. He
moved the previous question on the pas
sage of the bill.
The previous quelstion was seconded.
Without a vote on the passage,. the
House, at - 6 o'clock, took a recess until
8 P. X. .
Evening Sesaien.—The House met at
8 o'cbx:l: - .
On motion of Mr. LOGAN. the Senate
bill to facilitate payment of bounties to
soldiers or their heirs wits taken from
the Speaker's table. It was amended by a
provision that Attorney's fees shall be re-
served by the department When the,
money is paid; and was passed. •
The consideration of the bill removing'
political disabilities was then •resumed,
and the bill read in fell by the elbrk.
A vets was then taken on the , passage
of the bill, and resnited—yesa97, nays 17.
So, two.thirda voting in, the affirms.
tive, the hilt:wee paased. Some alight
applinise.fullowell the announcement.
tc provide for eubmitting the touitittV.
tionsnf Virginia, Mississippi 'and' Teval,
to the people was taken from the Speslt•
ere Utile, and 'the Senate atitendrotnta
concurred In by a strict party vote. •
The Senate amendments to the Ruse
hillier the relief of Blanton Duncan, of
Kentucky, Were concurred in.
• Mr. MAYNARD, t at eleven o'clock,
moved a recess ttiiten o!clock to.mor.
row, rejected. . -
The next ,bsinent in order was the
Senate, bill'velative to the t'entral and
Union Pacific Railroad Companies.
Mr.• BINGRAM moved the previous
question. The bill, a substitute fur the
House bill on - the same subject, was
passed-withost division. -
At-440, Mr., SCHENCK presented the
.on the, whisky and to
bill. • •
The conclusion of the,House Promo ( /'
logs have not reached us at 3:16 A; '31..
(By Telegrar h to the Pittsburgh Gasette.r
WASHINGTON, April 9, 1869
There was a full meeting of the House
Committee on the Pacific Railroads this
morning, at which, after a long and ani
mated discussion, it was agreed to report
the following resolution to the House, as
the basis of a joint reselution . to be pass
ed by the House and Senate:
Resolved, As the Judgment of this Com
mittee, that pending the investigation
ordered by the House, on the 29th day of
March last, as to the alleged illegal Issue
of United States bonds to the Central Pa
cific Railroad of California on the 3d day
of March last, no more - bowie of the
United States should be " issued to ,said
Company for work: done east of Monu
ment Point, or until the final completion
and acceptance of the said 'road by the
Government, and that during the pend
ing of this investigation no further bonds
of the United StateSshould be issued to
the Union Pacific Railroad Company for
work done west of Ogden, or until the.
final completion and acceptance of the.
said Union Pacific Railroad by the biev—
ernment; provided; that nothim;contaixta•
ed in this resolution shall be construed.
as bearing upon the question involved in , ,
tbis investigation, under the 'resolution'
of the Bourse,: as to the location of the
said Arno of the roads, or any fraud alleg
ed therein.
T e Committee also agreed to ask the
ado tion of the following resolution:
B olved, That the Committee on the
Pacific Railroad, or such sub-committee
as t e
1 1
y may designate, are hereby an -•
thori ed to sit during the vacation, , at
such time and place as they may deem
advi able, for the purpose of making the
Inv gation ordered March 29th, and
the ordinary and necessary expenses of
such-Committee and their clerk shall be
Paid during the time they are engaged
in such examination.
'The following proclamation was issued
this aftethoon by the President:
A Proclamation: Whereas, objects of
interest to the United States require that
the Senate should be convened at 12
o'clock, on the I2th day of April, 1869, to
receive and act •upon such communica
tions as may be made to it on the part of
the Executive, now, therefore, I, U. S.
Grant, President, or the United States,
have considered it to be my duty to issue
this, my proclamation, deciaring,that an
extraordinary occasion requires the . -Sett
ate of the United States •to convene for
the transaction of business at the Capitol,
in the City of
_Washington, on the 12th
day of April, 1869, at 12 o'clock noon, on
that day, of which all who shall at that
time be- entitled P) act as members of
that body are hereby required to take
notice. -
Given tinder •my hand and the lie' of
the United States, at Washington; the sat
of April, in the year of our Lord ;one
thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine,
of the Independence otthe United States
of America the ninety-third.
[Signed.] , U. s. GRaT.
By the President, • - • '
ILuallsoN Pau, Bec'34 of Mat%
The extra session is called:trial 'emu .
nominations to office. • • -
The name of Wm: 11.' Barnes, u Col
lector of Internal 'Revenue fo`r the First
District of Pennsylvania,• was sent into
the Senate to-clay.
The Senate this afternoon oonlirnied
the following nominations: Pcobert Wil
liams Jr. Collector,
,and George B. John
son, AsLessor of Internal - Revenue,
Third. District, Ohio: John Ely, Marshal
Eastern District, Penna., in place of Mr.
Elimaker, removed.
The Gold Mine Dinner In Nevada.:
=ex Ilterrcisco, April B.—A dispatch
m Gold Hill mine this afternoon says:
enty-eight bodies have oeen recover.
... The fire is still burning on the
el ' ht hundred feet level at Yellow, Jack
et. The effect of the cave this Morning.
a t
t wn on the flames at 4r. N. It is ex
ed removed
fire an w d a
bstereenamtiroef winter
d wus ueu
he re morning. It is now stated that at
least forty men perished by the awful
calamity. Thu bodies recovered•present
a horrible appearance, and indicate des.
perate efforts to escape the intense suffer
ing before breathing left. '• ,: • .
SAN FRANCIaCO, April9.—lt is report.
MI the fire ts sill I burning furiously in the
mines at Gold Iliii, beVing• broken out '
afresh this morning in Crown Point. It ~
is thought it will be necessary to close:',
the shafts in order to smother the flamee.'
Ten bodies ye: remain In the mines and
it is impossible to remove them ou ac
count of the heat , and smoke.
—The Chicago Club was organized , Mt- -
der its charter Thursday night, and;
elected the . followlnirollicers: Presidint,
E. .11.' lifcCoggr Vice Prealthint,
Wadsworth; demetin7, John -J. Jones:
Treasurer, Ed. J.; Tinkham; Executive
Committee. C.'Eirpiitivell; N. x. Fair.
bank, W. P. Storey,'AinionStager, H. R. '
Pierson, John D. Koven, :Wm. H. Bar
ney, The initiation fee is fixed at one,
hiradred dollars; Monthly dries lice ` '
- • •.
' Markets by 'Telegraph:
Nag' Ontatarne. re*
ceiPts 1 .0 4 0‘y, =1,677, bites, tbr tho-week -
'0,434 bidet; exports Vitt -43n bales,'
for the week: to Great tails 17;442 bales,
to tho' Continent 4,B73ntialea;. ooastwiso
382 bale's' 5t00k:11,631 bodes; Na1e.10.., 40'
or 1,500. bales, ,for the week ; l4,4oo o alerr
market Attie% 'at 2830' ler 'Middlings:
s Sterling Exchange 14330
Commercial , 142 g, 'New York Sight 3
'premium. Flour dully iSperilne 1'1476,,
double extra $8,25,' treble extra KEA'
Corm firmer; white 77080 e. Oats Bern
st 70ke. Bran $1,20.. Ha3r, easy; isrime,
1120. Pork dull; askinor bor
retailing at 14@l7Ko.__ Lard dulli- tierce
18®100,' and keg n@lle.. Sugar dullt,
°cowmen 110, prime 133 4 c. Molests.% no,
pritne,ofterlng. - Whisky and Colloryquie
and unchanged.
CHICAGO, April 9.—At the open &mid;
this'afternoon there was fair inquiry for
Wheat. No. 2 spring closing with sellers
at 111,003(, -and buyers: at $1,09. - Man
and Oats dull, and unchanged. 'ln the
evening very little doing. Whea't
and prices nominally the same: I:!tovi
'ons drill and entirely nominal.
NABUVILLR, April 9.—Cotton finnan
low middlings 243®250; good- to ordi
nary 2334®210. '