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SENATE: Civil Serviceßill Pre
sented by Senator Schurz
Prolonged Executive Seddon.
ROUSE : Bills and Itesolnlions
_ Introduced -- Reconstruction
Business—Debate on 'the - Geor
gia Bill—A-rote will be Reached
le Telegtiph it? the ntlebareh Gesell.)
A Joint resolution was passed fir the
publication of /35.000 copies of the auto.
glee on Senator Fessesiden. ;
The Souse joint a resolution toils
the leasing of the Custom House block
In San Frandsee, was debated and ad-
opted. - . -
Mr. MORRILL, of "Vermont, reported
favorably the bill repealing duties on
canned and preserved flab, which articles
bad been overlooked In the hill repealing
duties on preserved fruits, ,tc.
The lions) Census bill was taken up
and referred to the commltte, on replan
of laws. -
nEw viva. saw= Ain.L.
Mr. SCHURZ Introduced • bill to re.
farm the rate service. and addressed
the Senate in explanation of Its pros'.
stone. The remedies prorated by the
bill for existing abuses are provided by
the creation of a civil: service .boird,
whose business it will be to elosumbie the
qualifications of applicants foe Office,
with a single bye to their fflnees to dis
charge the duties of the plaCe they apply
for. To determine more fully than the
board could by Amore examination, It la
provided that the appointee shall un
dergo a year of probation In- office,
during which Ma superior will have am.
ple time to discern whether he possesses
those practical qualifications neoesaary
to make an efilcient officer. The AD
pointing power, however, may remove
the officer before the, expiratirm of the
year. The bill duilinguishes In the civil
service two clause of-officials, those sp.
pointed by the President, by, and with
the advice of the Senate, and those who,
as Inferior officers, work under direc.
1100 of the former class. A bill providt
sag for the examination of the latter
class ban been introdnoed into the Bone,
but the present measure Maladies the
whole •of that bill and goes one step
farther, by applying • somewhat
similar rule to officers td be
tilled by Presidential authority. In
the cases of applicants for country; past.
offices, &c., the civil /service board may,
by the general rules, 'determine the fit
ness of candidates for certain offloes by
morogeneral enquiries. bat In the gen
eral claws of mutes the board Is to saw
tato by Inquiry or examination, or both
combined, the fitness of the applicant for
the duties of the place, and the President
may hi. selecti , m . of officials from
among the whole nt,...oerreaommended
by the board.
The bill further provides that all MR
cars already in the iterates upoutheeres.
lion of the Vero; except•ttre obooi cov
ered by Mr. Jencka4lll, l lludi hold office
for the term olftive years ftom thd date
of their commissions, but the President's
appointments made afterwartht, in par,
seance of the bill, shall be .for the time
of three years and no removal In the
former class a take place except on
'brill anditliateradnaPina of ut mals.
the board. But any "Itie t Meleut
oar among these may be removed
by the board` mid the vacancy
thus crested shall be tilled. not for the
unexpired term, that for the fall term of
five years. Time the people of the nation
would be won from the notion that the
civil service of the United /Bates mast be
the working machinery of a political
party, and thus eradicating the OrOila
sylitem. The expirations of bouts of of
doe will not occur at one time, thus giv
ing the civil service board and the ap
pointing power ample time to act delib.
erately in making selection. Finally,
the provision for removalit for soft/dent
cause Will strength= the bands of each
public officer,, by Insuring the recogni
tion of ameba anal and duty well per
formed, stimulating their ambition to
base further claims upon last conduct. .
The bill was referred to the Committee
on Retrenchment and ordered printed.
' Mr.' TRUMBULL. from Committee
on Judiciary, reported. as a substitute for
various propositions before them, &Joint
resolution. declaring that the. State of
Virginia is entitled to - representation in
OCEAN CABLJ 00X?ANY
Mr. POMEROY introduced a bill to
charter the American and Holland Gesso
Cable Company, - providing for disent tel.
egraphlc communisation tetween Wadi.
ington, New York, Holland and Sunipe
generally, under the concamion granted
by the King of_ Ho ll and to William
Gomel' Jewett. Referred .to tkeualttee
on. Foreign ReisUomi.
. Toe bill provides that an aalociallon
of American citizens, lobe approved by
the 'Preeident, shall be incorporated
• under the above title and authorised to
land a cable within the Juriadicitoo of
• United Slates. TO. Co. is authorized to
isine twenty year cis: per cent. b=A to
tke amount of ten million dollars, said
bonds to be depoolted with thearsasurer
'of the United Stales, and reissued by
him at spocifhxl times on requhdtton of
the company, the Government to
tee the pa yment of , .tbe = l s;
on all the bonds. no Postmeidez Gen
eral Is empowered to contract .wiliilthe
company for the exclusive are 15jirthe
Government of one wire from Washing
ton to Holland. and the indebtednass
thus incurred to be credited against We
siblo payments of interest by the Untre4,
States. The tariff rates for the publld
', are to meet the approval of the President
'of the United States and King of Hol
TEE ALARIIILL CL AIXII
hir- SUMNER offered a reeolutlen.
pintut agreed to, requesting the
sde to commnoicete to the Semite,
if compatible with public intermits,
copies of any correspondence between
the United States end Great Britain con
cerning the quad...inn pending totween
ttui two sho the Manion of
the Claim countris
Conve es nt e ion brthe elenst‘
On motion of Mr: TRUMBULL, et Lath.
Senate went into executive session.'
Upon the doors being 'opened. shortly
after 5 o'clock, Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF. REPRESENTATIMS:
B Mr. WILLIAMS: !Watts* to ;con
etiridional power of Congress to reaulata
sae limit the Mid' of rate, of railroad'
coo rpnies extending through two or
more Stztes, and for the protection of
producing I ,latesof the West.
By Mr. PHILLACH.: To sturperrd 'Use
provisionia the sot of. To.,
/ 8, h4 869 ,
to strengthen the VOW: credit until the
United Innate' aball resume payment to
coin of all the obligations of WO govern-
Also: To regulate the appraiseaxient
and inspection ot, impOits. in iaertatn
By Mr. HAY: To arbitrate the nem.
bar and rank of government employee
among the several districts and tatrito-
Also : To repeal so much of the 'MOB;
nal Revenue laws as require wriculturat
societies to take out a United BUM li
cense In ardor to hold their falin, and to
pay two per cent. on the gross receipts
By Mr. FARNSWORTH: Ad',Rednif
;be franking prfalig, g ,.
Sy Mr. LOUGHRIDGE : 'To provtiii
for the payment of bounty to soldiers
:discharged by reason of sickness 00n
drafr.ed In line of duty.
Thaointtena were offered se Mows t
,By. Mr. COX. declaring that amcng
the evils arialog out of the late deli war
la that of an Irredeemable paper omen .
cr, that It la one of the hlghaerdetlee
the envennnent to were to (Wawa a
eilturt of exchange of fixed: unvarying
wont; that (bat implies a return
specie baste: that no anbstitnte ca n be
received and that it should be reached at
the earned practicable moment. Be,
jarred to the Committee on Banking.
By Sr. MOORE, New York., to.
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Structlns the Committee on Territories
to inquire what farther legislation la ne•
ceatistY3o Suppress - polygamy in Utah.
By Mr. GETZ, instructing the 'Post
office Committee to Incorporate in any
bill that It may report for the abolition
of the franking privilege, a proviaton
newspapero to be sent to actual
subscribers tree of rootage. Referred to
By Mr. WOODWARD, requesting. In.
Piaaaidee-frein - Ma Yresident whether
iiny citizens of the trailed States are im
prLsoned or detained in military custody
by army officers; and if so, to furnish
their names, date of arrest, offenses
charged, and statement 'of what meas
ures have been taken for their trial and
By Mr. SCOFIELD, instructing the
Judiciary Committee to Inquire Into the
expediency of changing' the precast
mode of selecting jurors for the United
States Donna. Adopted.. ,
" Mr. WASIIBUTME, Wisoenaln,' from
Committee on Appropriations, reported
• bill making a tem pantry appropriation
of a 200,000 for the prosecution of "MTh,
for the Improvement of Dee Moines
Rapids in the Miasitudppl ricer.
Mr. Ny AB El BURN E explained the ne.
cesaitrfor the appropriation and after
Mr. POLAND offered a resolution in-
structing the Committee on Realelee of
Laws to in9uire whether thebankruploy
law ought not be amended, that premed.'
Inge in bankruptcy pending in one
Wet may be transferred to another
Mr. FITCH offered a resolution, suit
leg the allegation that money hu ; bud
expended largely In excess of apprepria
tions for the New York and Bosion!posP
offices, and that the New York positoMoe,
building has been commenced .ritd'is
progressing In an unsuitable and illegal
manner. *nd utter disregard of the
planiiitritbbrited arid approved by j Con-
Zees, and/Instructing the Pesti:Abu
Committee to make an hispectiort,of
those postollicee, of the progress made ih
the buildings, the plans and. probable
coat, and necessity for their completion,
with power to send for persons, and
Mr. WHITTEMORE Introduced is bill
for the assembling of the Virginia tests•
lature and administering the teat oath
to its members and officers. Referred
to Committee on Reconstruction.. •
Mr. BUTLER, of. Massachusetts, In
formed the House that the Reconstruct
tlon Committee had ' postponed Until
after recess the Joint resolution as to the
admission of Virginia, because the Com
mittee had not sufficient evidence..
Mr. FARNSWORTH moved to sue.
pend the rules that he .'might introduce
and have put nn its passage a Joint.reso•
lotion declaring that Virginia has per
formed the required acts entitling her to
representation in Congress, and that she
is entitled tosuch representation.
The House refused to ensperuil the
~rttles—yeas, 63; nays, 106.
Among the Republicans who voteidlor.
Mr. Farnsworth's motion were Messrs.
Bingham, Farnsworth, Heaton, Hill.
Retcuum, Lenin, Poland, Smith, (VS),
and Wilson, (Minn.)
OASII OF OZOIROLt.
Mr. BUTI:Eft, of Mau., then, at half
past two, moved the Home p r o ceed to
the business on the - Speakers table In
order to take up and pass the Senate bill
to promote reconstruction In Georgia.
A motion was made to lay that mutton
on the table, and the yeas and nays were:
called, for Ulla was understood as the
drat of a series of dilatory motions: The
motion wee negatived—yeas 48, nsysllo.
Mr. BUTLER then offered the fallow-.
beg resolution:.Tht the rules be suspeisded
and the House proceed at once to the con
sideration of Senate' bill number 281,
entitled act, to promote recon
struction tn the State of Ueorgia:l an•
that at four ri'clodlitVP. -- st - ; ofthielday,
or so moon thereafter as possible,. the
House shall, without dilatory motions,
Rooted to .vota on . thei.pewerge of the
B 6: WOOD: The gentleman propnes
to allow an hour end - whalf for discus
The SPEAKER (Interrupting) —The
, resolution Is not debateable.
' Mr. ELDRIDGE moved the House as
journ and demanded the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were ordered.
Mr.i ELDRIDLiE then moved 'that
when the House adjourn to -dry it ad
journ'till Wednesday. - '
The SPEAKER decided that- under
the rule that motion was not In order.
Mr. ELDRIDGE impaled from the de.
, TheSPBAKER had tha ride' read, as
follows: "Pending a motion to suspend
the rule., the Speaker may entertain one
motion,'that House do now adjourn',
not aftr theresuitthereoulgannocumed,
he shall cot entertain any dilatory me,
lions until the vote Is taken on soaped.
atom" He directed the clerk to call the
Mr. ELDRIDGE—On the 'pewit from
the decision of the Chairs.
The SPEAKER (teremptorily)-..-The
clerk will call the roll.
The vow was then taken by yeti and
nays, and the House refused. to adjourn.
- Mr. COX remarked that many mem
ben on his aide of the Horne were anx
ious to - debate the. bill. He thought
debate was more important than dilatory
motions, and suggested that the
tlorthe me modilled as to have the vote
on the passage of the bill taken at three
o'clock to morrow. s
After coneldieniblllodlsonsilei between
Meese. Cox, Butler,Voorhees, Brack
and Eldridge, the rsolution wan modi
fied soles to require a vote to be taken at
three o'clock tornorrowiemd adopted.
Mr.IIINGHAM reserved his right to
move to postpone the bill till the third
Monday In January. -
The SPRAYER idatedlhat the regola
Lion wosid not preclude a molten to
postpone or to amend. _
The bill was then read.' ,
her. BRECK offered;iiii amendment
trequiritig the day fized , for thlt meeting
of the Legillatare to be not less than
thirty nor,,more than sixty &yarrow the
date of me Governorhr,, proclamation,
providing for eieetions ,to All vacate:les
In the Lees/strum and, inserting the
word "voluntstilyAn the osthdeclaring
that the person taking L bad not engaged
In rebellion. our. - • • '
Mr. BUTLER, of Mum, remitted that
the bill had been amenity drawn by the
Senate Committee and had been debated
Fat great length In the lanate;eipectally
Bredthe opposition. -In the mere details'
there might beitmenduienta of
which would or *trarould not be of
any consequence, -but anp, hems..
tidal amendment would endanger the
bill and sedative the lives of wady good
In. Georgia. One Senator and
four RellresentniVek white luld:Ooloreel,
had been murdered, and fifteen
Santana had been dritien from
houses, and now Items ptopoeett" by the
amendment offered br the gentleman
from Kentucky, that the, rebel. element
be allowed to fill thtreannobn then
c reated. That wag a, neg. way of chlitlg.
log raejoritlea. to Murder your °PtO/14-
sots, and then ask thew to select n
to SS theta place& - And yet be -under
woubf move bill unlit
Unmet 'of the Republinan majority.lp
the Legislature) ought be murder
ad at Christens, when the Son of
God came .on earth to bring
peace and good will to men. If
the Georgia rebels bad time till. the
thin: Monday In January, nay would
change tied fteijenity, or at any rate would
have enough kiiidd or driven out of the
State, so that when the legislature came
together, end the incompetent men game
to be weeded, there would not ter* (OZn
rata b . ," 'WIWI to pa* the Fifteenth
- Amendestentfor to -doimy otherlegblit.
the act. Then a new -election would ,
have to be ordered, end they wcuid take
care to elect men who would be just as
bitter as tho.e who would be got rid, of,
but who. by a stretch of conic - nom
would take tbeoath. .
F -... :
- tee th e Object lonad the ratilication
of the Flfteenth Amendment might, be
contested hereafter, on account of the 00.
0f131012 of some of the southern States to
ratify It. )ten ninded the House that in
the atimisioof almost every state co d:.
NIL BECK,lnember of the Riconstrno.
lion Committee, argued that the State of
Georgto, hiving complied with . all the
oonditions imposed by the reomstruo.
Lion laws, and having been admitted to
representation, wara asmuch a sovereign
Mato az New Yore, 0r,..0b10. and what.
e'er Congrem dd to - Gellinia M
with equal puipr i ety do to New York el ,
o d r
obit). or Massachusetts. Re quoted the
dispatch sent by Mr. Tift to the Geer&
Log/swum portl7 W go writing
President Grant, advising the submission
to the Courts of the question of negro
ellgibilltv to hold office and then to ad.
journ. That advice was acted on. The
question wax submitted to the courts.
and the Legislature srhourned. The Cir
cuit Court had decided against the eligi.
billty of negroes toodlee, and that doels.
lon had been overruled by the Supreme
Court of the State. The legislature was
to mee on the second Monday In Jan
uary, and this bill proposed to anticipate
the action of the legislature and to throw
the whole matter faro the hands of Gov.
Bullock, who was charged - with wimp•
proprlating the funds of the State, and
he was afraid of impeachment by tho
legislature. In this connection he sent
to the Clerk's desk, and had read, a letter
to himself from the State Treasurer, a
loading Republican, charging Gov. Bul
lock with many apecleounta of mbuippro
priation of State funds.
Mr. BUTLER inquired whether (kw.
Bullock bad not Acetified. thla morning,
before the Reconstructiou -Comalittoa.
that his transactions with the funds of
the State had been referred to a tun.
Mr. BECK replied that Governor Ind.
look's statement was that stick of those
matters as had - occurred and were known
_ . . .
before the adjournment of the Leidsht,
lure, beeiuse many of them had- do
tn a i4 tr4rdiatnal Mnia to
of the. mmittee m .'tleoltlad In !Moto.
vor, bat the Lentils:Me Itself had over
ruled th re drathed adopted the mi
nority Pada, to exonerato
and to &arras Legalist:lre held thewhip
vor him 4rubject to irepeachMent.;
" ithont inladltultng his speech ,1 Mr.
Beck yielded to motion for a recess,
and the Hottes; at 4:40, took a owlets
until Isan , piatiatalan..._" •
.gointitit—Alaannisie. wore not
many members In anendanon, bin the
gallerleayern well tilled. .
Mr. SEW. egooltuted his itrounent la
opposition to the Referring to the let
ter read from the State Treasurer, mak
ing charge* ageing, Gov. Scalock, he
mid that letter hid been read by him.
seal this morning to. Bev: Bullock, iso her
might contradict the charges, if ze
- Could; but neither tie; nor any friend of
Ms, had successfully done so. , If the
charges were true, Gov. Bullock was of
all men the very , 'last wnom Congress
should make the absolute dearot, as the
bill proposed; over theaters of Georgia: If
Congress were determined turn
°corgis out of the. Union, and restore
her to the condition of a conquered pro
vince or territorial dependency, let her
In the name of humanity be Ent under
tolerWoyernor hii ir
this morning In the committee room ad
mitted be could not take the tent oath,
as he had In the capacity of express agent
&Wen ald and support to the Confeders•
ay. Speaking of .eiddent Grant's allu
sion to Georgia In his annual Message,
ho declared hie belief that Presldenc
was fa aware o of the interpretation which
his language would nsesive, , ided said if
he believed that President Omar had de
liberately, intentionally and in fate of
the feet that Georgia Irate reconstructed .
State, advised Congress to seize her' and
throw her out of the Union, he would
denounce the scheme as tel Most In
ferno= ever tendered to an American
As to the ratification of the - Fifteenth
-Amendment, he predicted - that the
Stelae of the Union never would admit
that s constitutband- amendment, thus
forced upon Georgia and other States - of
the Sonatothould aver be reloaded es
binding. ; Conran - might as welt ratify-.
It for Georgie es to -order.her to, do it.'
He believed and hoped the great Mates
of.New:_lork, Pennsylvania and Ohio
would, if that aroentinatha were fcrrinxi
upon them by the coercion and denies
of the States Abe 'South. refuse to
change the State conititntlons In
ones to the trilindidir of Mamma end
appeal to the'courts to beau
There was. net warn -in thecolintly
that would not sastain their position.
Mr. W INA NS argued In support of the
bill, and held that the admtelleu of lisp
resett i n Georgte
oat throttle Rouse
afl • •
I fall admission Into the Cairns, so king
she was not also represented in the Sen
ate; but It mattered not, in his :view,
whether Georgia 'had or had not been
regularly admitted. for her Constitution
was one of the conditions of admisaion
and if that Constitution bad been. tram.
pled on and violated by tho =puha= of
colored members, that was a vialidOn of
.Llia conditions, and Congrelui
Red In morning control of itis
Mr. WOODWARD argued ' the
whole head and flout of the °Setae of
Georgia was that Its Legislature armed in
a question of law. • Had anybody ever
before beard of a [Molokai in law being
remedied by the annihilation of the State
In which it took puce? Had Geo. Grant
never made any mistake In law? Had
be never been* In any doubt about the
Spanish gunboats? He had admit
ted he had been, and was he,
therefore, to be put to death, be•
cause he had made a mistake? There
was not a day that the highest courts of
the laud did not differ in opinion, and
yet it seamed perfectly clear to General
Grant's mind, by his message, that the
only remedy for a doubtful question of
law In Georgia was to annihilate-Geor
gia. He argued further, that the Legis
lature of Georgia being dispersed and'
not in sexton, had not had any oppor
tunity of showing whether It:would or
would not conform to the Incision of the
Supreme Court of Georgia establishing
right of the negro to hold office, and
I thought the proposition of Mr. Bingham
to petpone this bill until the third Mon.
Way in January, the Legislature being
called to meet on the second Monday In
January, was creditable to that gentle.
man's head and heart. But it seemed
one object of the bill wars to get Gayer.
nor Bullock and Foster Blodgett Into the
Renate of :the United States.
Another objt et, it seemed, was the rail.
deaden of the XVtti Coustitutlonal
Amendment, bat such ratification was
worth nothing. He trusted there was
virtue enough in the Judiciary, notwlth•
standing the threats made at the other
end of the Capitol, to deniers the whole
thing void: He believed the Judiciary
would - be e3mpelled ao to declare, and he
trusted It would. • The American people
seemed to suppose the Amendment was
&Imply to establish netrwmagrage, over.
looking ins 2d faction of It, which gives
Congests power to wet all needful laws
to enforce it. When that amendment
should be adopted, so that Ctourresa
could send its nailltary into every State
to enfant* Its views on suffrage, there
would be an end of the liberties of the
people. That amendment wee designed
by its framers to be the last screw in the
=din of American liberty. '•
As to the Ith section of the bill, which
directs the - President, upon the applies,
lion of tbe Governor o f, Georgia,. to em.
ploy th e military and'neval forces of the
United States in enfideng the act, he
declared that if the army and navy could
be stint td Georgia tinder command of
Governor Bullock, the samething might
be done to regard to Pennsylvania,New
York of any other . State, whenever the
melons of the hbur demanded that the
Iniquity should be done. He knew of
OD Twrsecutlou which Ltiestingenuity of
human malice could suggest which had
not been practised on the. people of the
Lie appealed to the Hoop) to prittpone
this bill. fie was willing to held Ferro.
rem over the Legislature. Let the Leg.
!stature meet; and RR did not copiorm I
to the judicial opinion on this very nice
and doubtful propositton, let Congress
punish Georgia se it chooses with some
such hill saint,. •
Mr. PITCH supported the bill on the
ground that if any State violated the
compact op vistas the was admitted as a
State, Cougre-s bad the right to resume
Itsjurlediction neer It. Otherwise - the
4 overnment would be imbecile.
" Mr, bia.F.GAN addressed the House In
OPP/shiers to the VI!. lie said he bad
been one of those who, to the beret bis
maintained the gtrvemuient
In the • late way, but he now de.
dared his solemn conviation that
the. single °bleat' of thp then 3estlers
of the Republican party was the subyer
alon of the five Institutions of the country
and a desire for war to that end. no
anxious was the adminienstion of Mr.
UooOht that the rebellion should assume
a form. and that an army should appear
to the field, thatcher Fort Sumter had
beau Tired on lift. Lbiaoln , a adialantra.
tion farnisbedlo the rebbillon Its groat
leaders. Robert E. Lee, Jostiph E. John.
lON Albert fildney-lehtletoo and General
• Looptreet, whose resignation wore ac
cepted by Mr. Wean after the *ring on
- Fort Spenter. -
Mr. - STEVENSON said he would like
to know what his eollearnus. as *military.
man, would have had the President do
when onions tendered their resignation?
Mr. MORGAN—I thank the gentle.
man for his quention. No soldier would
have any difficulty in aiseserintif
What would I have bad Um Proddeatof
PrITSRIMPH,_ TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1869.
toe United States do when an officer of
a t m h : mi lasi ar wa o m n y f tw o P e ra t rthe w ,t i u . t r o pas r l e tuc e si o g f n mi takieur hig naham m u m p . .
the national Constitution ? I would
have put him under arrest.
Mr. STEVENSON—Anything else? -
Mr. IktOßGA.N—That would hays
been alleufncient.i, Had they been put
under arrest you would have deprived
the Oonfederate army of their greatest
chiefs, without *hem the rebellion
would have perished in six weeks.
Mr. STEVENSON —Then le it your
opinion that Lee and all others who len
the army and joined the rebels, should
have been put under arrest tendering
Mr. MORGAN—That ifl my opinion. I
have no doubt - on the subject. .
Mr. STEVENSON— Without any
Mr. MORGAN—We have now had the
glare of the guns fired on Sumter, and.
the resounding echoes of cannon that
came to us from the palmetto plains of
South Carolina, and 'yet the gentleman
oaks for proof!
Mr. S fEVENSON—If for their evil
Intention they should have been meet
ed, what should have , been done with.
them now fbrtnali evil deeds? [Laugh
ter on the floor and applause in the gal!
lariat . ]
has his cohorts in the rear, the pouttlon
which thagentleutan occupied Mutes the
war. Never mfnd,_ I have no dilllcalty
in raglilbg, k my fedend'inct oolleegue.
W 6 putarMa In the hatidabf these men.
We gave to the rebate chieftains to or
ganize and lead them and form thdm In
battle:array.. We fought them like m en
,as they folm conquered t am.
They surrendered like brave men. ey
kept their faces like bravo men, as we
should keepotute, :
In farther argiiment' against the
Mr. MORGAN declared his belief that
there was a conspiracy on the part of the
.Republican leader. to break '46wn the
Republican institutions of the country,
to weaken the Executive power, and to
emaseniate the Supreme Court, and he
warned NOW England of the fate she
erairpreparltie. for herself in-breaking
down' State rights, too only ground on
which she 'had twelve Senators in the
Senate, while Ohio, with an equarpopti•
Lion, h ad only two.
Mr. AXTELL gave bin reasons why he
should vote - against the bill, one of his
objections being to the section requiring
the Legislature of Georgia to ratify, the
fifteenth constitutional amendment, In
which requirement he saw no analogy
to the conditicins precedent sometimes
exacted from sew States. He protested
against it in behalfof Mama State Wall.
fonds). It was unjust that the vote of
that State, 11 it should be against the
amendment, should be offset by the veto
of Georgia, to be wrung from her under
the penalty of removing her out or the
Union. 'California was jest as much in
terested in the question as Georgia was,
because the adoption of the fifteenth
amendment would force Chinese and
negro suffrage on California.
Several members Obtained the privi-
logo toprint speeches on the subject. •
- Mr. COBURN expressed regret to have
heard the 'gentleman from Ohio (Mr.
Morgan) cast an Imputation on Mr. Lin.
coin and his cabinet for accepting the"
resignations of a set of traitors. He re
garded the acceptance of their mfg.
Ilona as anrect of patriotism on the
part of Mr. Lincoln, and his ad
ministration:- He defended the Re-
publican party from the charge of
being a party of monarchtstr, of theme
oner man ;ewer.; and — wsa surprised to
hear ouch a change made by a member
.1 that party 'which eustalned Andrew
Johnson in the assumption of power and
which - got up the illeArdle cue In hIls•
alseippi and referred it not to the decision
of the people, but to the dentition Of Aye
or Mx. old Judges sitting In a room In the
tkpltol.. Me went On to argue In advoca
cy of t be bill.
Mr. BRIGGS opposed the bill, denier
leg It one of the most outramous of Its
character aver introduced In • legislative
body. - Helm not surprlssi&at the aym
=rased by the gentleman from.
setts (Mr. Butler) for Gov.
• ; -cf:llAbatrarr , Stibit to.
Mr. HOGE, of South Caroline, advo.
cited toe mane of the bill. The only
objection he had to It we. that It MU
001 general In Its applloatlon to all the
The House at 11% adjourned. .
STONE BORO, PA.
Dessrattlye Fire —Waimea Store to
Dispatch by Wester. Union Mae.]
_ Broxasono, December On Sunday
night between twelve and one o'clock
Ore was discovered In the large building
occupied as a general merchandise store
by W. li. Bonner. The flames made
rapid headwayond notwithstanding all
efforts to otuenklhe destroying element,
the building and contents were scon a
masa of mouldering ruirut. The loss in
buildings and goods will approximate
1115,000, on which there is an lrantranoe of
(By 'reltgraph tl the Pltt.borgla Garotte. )
111XW °mations. December 20.—The
RonstorrTelegroph reports returns from
119 counties In which Davis bee a ma
jority of Obi Only seven counties are
yet to be beard from.. The Legislature
is: In the Senate 13 Republicans, 14 Oen.
servatives and B.to be heard from ;,In
the Hound are 16 Republicans, 45 C6O
- and 9 to be heard from.
General Reynolds ordered elm:Stotts to
be held in the counties of Navarra and
Milan, which had not voted at the gen
The coal Nino' CalaTalty In Luzern@
Mixon Cannu,,December 20.-17 p to
seven o'clock, Y. SI ' y est er d three
L3dles, Mrs. Swank, her oldest d a ughter
and yotingent child, where found in the
mine at Stockton, near Muslim. The
youngest child wee In the oldest girl's
arms, with •wheet wrapped arround it,
The head of the eldest girl . was crashed.
The' mother wu much Untied In the
Locomotive !limit:Won—The Engineer
Tateitrsph to ttk! Pittsburgh Gaulle.'
PIIILADICLInItA, December 20.—The
old locomotive Annapolis, belonging to
the Reading Railroad Company,• ex
ploded to day near the creasing of the
Reading and Trenton Railroad. killing
the engineer, Joseph Nagle, and Injuring
three other men . •
—The German Democrats of the Tenth
and Sesenteeath wards. New York city,
in'tnars nieding on Sunday. adopted
resolutions denouncing Tammany Sian
In strong torynalnd warning the Demoo
racy of the country not to =at the lead
ers. of that Institution, proposing to
contest ths last election of Judiciary
Wilms ju the Tenth and Sioncuittientit ,
wards, and calling upon Congreaa to pass
stringent election laws.
authority given - by the XVIh Amend
ment, se soon as that shall be adopted.
A letter was received promising aid, and
Purpor ti ittee.ng too:opt. from the Vigilance
—A. man named. Samuel Flinn, who
/a r t-Pr& • shoot, time /Moe with tb
of wifeactin Taylor, was arrested on
Monday at. St. Lurie, arid taken In
charge by a Cleveland detective. Sinn
wacagent for the Wheeler and Wilson .
Sewing Machines at,Erlo, and Is charged
with defrauding the company out of
considerable money by embesillemerd
and Porgery. Mrs. Taylor will also re•
turn with him. She left four children
In Erie. Sinn is 'about fifty years old,
and has a gratin up family. The couple
;Mrs PI route, for Vallfornia: : ..• ,
—Fifty . milesof the California and
Oregon Railroad' have been completed,
and Ma believed the track will reach
hf 11l Creek, one hundred and twelve
mites MARIA from Bacratneflis. . 4 7
March next. Surveys are being m •
for ..line through Ban Joaquin Valley
oonntlea to the Elinthern "boundary of
the State, and will enter flan Frazdaloo
on track of f.be WeaternPaelduArtilroad
via Oaklapd.. •
—lt le stated that Mr. Motley bu prof
posed to tnelnde to the Despoliation' for
the settlement of the Alabama claims
the volition of thenentrallty of the leas,
which the British govr rnmant hag ac
cepted. me swerituedtransfer of the
negotiations to Wseltlngtmthembirtma
aebeded to by - the 'English antho ties.
—The suicit, chattel of tbo Etwedenbor•
gtan Boalady. it Welt am, Mesa, rode
abnyed by ars on Sunday.
FOUR O'CLOCK, 4..11.
E. N. Stanton Nominated and
Confirmed to the U. B. Supreme
Court—Tent of the Georgia Bill
Oftichd Correspondence; on .
13y Tale/rote to lb. PlttatleagWG4eiie.)
NOMINLTIONS BY THE eitiIIIDENT.
The President sent to the Senate the
following nominations: .
Edwin M. Stanton, to be Asia:elate
Justice - of the Supreme Coirt vice Rob%
C. Grier, resigned.
George W. Ward. to be atirgeon to the
7Ravy; Wells R. Bell. Surveyor of Cue.
tome, at Selma, Alabamq Jas. Shields,
Colleotor of internal Wrenue, Third
dlitriet of Western TlrglAit; also several
Postossdersilooludlow'ltm. H. Need
ham, at Oskaloosa, Ratans.
As soon as the nomlnatltinor Mr. Stan
ton was read In the executive session, It
was confirmed by 46.agattst
TAB OKOBAIA , 1121. L.
The following la a copy., of the bill to
promote the reoonatruotion of the State
of Georgia as It finally *Mod the Senate
at an early hour pn tiataiday morning :
Be it enacted, :to. Thai t h e Governor
of the State of Georgia be and hereby le
authorized and directed forthwith, by
proclamation to summon all persons
elected to the General Assembly
of said State, as appalls by the
precise:oaten of Geo. it. Meade, the
General commanding the military die.
ttict Including the State of Georgia,'
dated Jane 25th, toeppear on some
certain day, to be named in aald procla
mation, at Atlanta. In ,said State, and
thereupon said General.: Assembly shall
proceed to perfect its organisation In
conformity with the Constitution and
laws of the gutted States, according to
elected to said Senate and Howie of ACp
resenuedvee shall be convened as aft:re-
said, each and every member, and each
and every person deleting to : be elected
MA a member of said Senate or House af
Representatives, sheik in addition to
taking the oath or oaths requited by the
°mnhaden of Georgia, also take and
subscribe and hie in the Milne of the
Secretary of State et Georgla one of the
following oaths or affirmations, namely :
do solemnly swear or affirm, (as
the ease maybe) that I have never held
office or exerelsed the duties of a Ben.
awe or Representative in Congress, nor
have been a member of the Legislature
of any State of the United States. nor
held any civil once created by law
for the admisistratioti of any general
law of a State, or , for • the ad
ministration of justiCe In .any State or
under the laws of the United Stater, nor
held any office in the military or naval
service of the United and there.
after engaged in inantrection or rebellion
against the United Stater, or give ald and
comfort to enemies, Or rendered, except
in consequence of difeet physical force,
any vitipport or ad to any insurrection or
rebellion against the United State', nor
held any office lauded or given any sup
port to any government of any kind or
ganised or acting In hostility to the Uni
ted States or levying war against the
United States. So help me God, or on
the palm and penalties of perjury," (aa
the case may be.) •
Or the following oath or effirmation.
viz:—”l do solemnly swear or affirm (u
the case may be) Oat I have been re
lieved by an act of jhe Congress of the
United Steles froulambility, al pro
vided for Section - ad - or - the'Fourth
Amendment of the Constitution of the
United States. So help me God, or on the
pains and penalties of purjury,7 (as the
case may be)
Which oath or affirmation, when so
filed, ;will be entered qn record by the
Secretary of Mateo( the Mateo( Georgia,
and Bald oath or affirmation, or a copy
of the record thereof, duly certified by
aald Secretary of State, shall be evidence
In all courts end places, and every per-
eon claiming to be so elected who shall
refuse, or decline, or neglect, or be un
able to take one of said oaths or affirma
tions above provided, shall not be ad.
milted to a seat in said Senate or House
of Representatives, or to a participation
In the prospecting* thereof, bot shall be
deemed ineligible to such seats.
Sso 4. That the wrests elected as
aforesaid and entitled to compose each
Legislature, and who shall comply with
the provisions of this act by taking one
of toe oaths or affirmations above pre
scribed, shall thereupon proceed, In said
Senate and House of Representatives to
which they have been elected respect.
ively, to reorganize said' Senate and
House of Representatives respectively,
by the election and qualification of the
proper officers of each House.
Bar. S. That If ally person claiming
to be elected to said Senate or House of
Representatives as aforesaid shall falsely
take either of said bathe of affirmation
above. provided, be shall bo deemed
guilty of perjury. and shall suffer the
pains and penallles thereof, and may be
tried, convicted and punished therefor
by the Cleat& Mart of the United States
for the District of. Georgia, in which
District said crime was committed, and
the jurisdiction of said Court shall be
sole and exclusively for the purpose
Sac. 5. That if any parson alkali by
force, violence or fraud willfully hinder
or interrupt any person or persons elect.
ed ma aforesaid from taking-rattier of the
oaths or affirmations prescribed by this
act, or from participation In the pro
ceedings of said Renate or House of Rep
rosentatlves, after having taken one of the
Said mitts or affirmations, or otherwise
complied with Ibis act, he will be deem.
ed guilty of a felony and may be tried,
convicted - and punished therefor by the
Circuit or District Court. of the United
States for the District of Georgia, In
which district said Mimeo shall be cam.
coitted, and shall be punished therefor
by impisonment at hard labor for not
lees than two year. nor more than ten
year', in the discretion of the Court, and
thejutisdiction of ouch courts shall be
sole and exclusive for the purpOse afore
• Bac. & Thatit la hereby declared that
the exclusion of any - person or persons
elected as aforesaid, and being other.
wise qualified for participation in the
=ngs of said Senate or House of
Wives. upon the ground of
I r re a ril fti e rwo o niti p a v ir us -.nil"'
Howl. and in hereby prohibltet%
Bro. 7. That own the application of
the Governor of Georgia, the Presidentof
the United States shalt employsneh
ltary or naval forces of the united States,
as may be necessary to enibree and axe.
cute the provisions of this act.
810 8. That the Legialature shall
ratify ,the Fifteenth. Amendment, prr
to the Constitution Of the United
N , before Senators and Represents
Urea from Georgia are admltted . to sp a t e
The ?resident today transmittal to the
Sinaloa van:Mous document in reply
the resolution nailing for ink:mutton
with regard to Cubs. There is little new
in the correspond:mat submitted, which
includes Secretary Flab's protest against
the Captain General's authorisation for
the capture on high sass of veaaols car.
Tying men, arms and munitions of war
in and of the Insurgents, whist, was
subsequently revpked: the Secretary's
announcement tad our government will
not depart front its traditional policy of
enfercinfr stria neutrality, waft s so ,
knowledglng that the 'Gory of our
mos le trith ell efforts to rat tbla con.
Uncut frOM Intia - Atian IC 00qtrol:
the secretary's *mat In the awns
of civillutke and humanity against
v a i sswo daw barbarona proolamatlon:
his demand upon the Spanish govern.
meat swnempen-allon to the Situllies of
8 and .Wythe, citizens of the
United states, aseastal at Santiago: hie
dnanuul for the ulgilldfatiou or tbe 0101.
tam flenersila decree ea to the wareblug
of vowels on the high saw the genera
order of the Captain General for the con.
duct or the war with more hiin i ttotty;
And wanwittrdegtions Water
Blades to the effect that the' psmal,
ministry acknowledge the sinown and
legal manner in which the government
•Ot the United States had fulfilled Its Iret
tinattoma duties, and announdog that
the Spanish liberals, who now control
the government, desire to make, at the
earliest opportunity, provision 'for guar
anteeing ealtgovernment to Cuba.
Minister Singles also communicate*,
August 20th, a conversation he had with
General Prim, in - which the latter said,
with great earnestness and 'mph's*
"Let the United States be assured of the
good faith and the good disposition of
Spain. Formidable as the Insurrection
may become, it has not yet reached the
proportions of any of those conflicts
in which governments have found
themselves constrained to treat dur
ing hostilities. The Cuban . Maur.
gents bold no city or fortress;
they have no port, no ship; they have
no army; they do not presume to offer
or accept battle. And now, before the
period arrives for active . operations,
when Spain will Send the ample rein
forcements she holds In readiness, it le
only necessary for the Cabana to accept
the assurance of the United States, given
on thefaith of Spain, that they may have
their 'independence by laying down
their arms—electing their deputies and
declaring their right to be free by a Intel
of the people."
Minister Sickles to Secretary Flab,
August 4th, says: In general I find lees
susceptibility to the idea or a transfer of
the island to the United States than M a
concession of the independence of Cuba.
There is an apprehension that the per
sons and property of Spaniards in Cuba
would be safe. under Cuban control.
This impr ession , I heard, prevails in
Mr. Roberts to Mr. Fish, September
Ilith, submits various considerations and
arguments against what he understands
to be the settled purpose of the United
States to simord belligerent rights to the
Secretary Fish replies, under date Oc
tober 13th. "II might be sufficient an
swer to say, no intention to grant bellig
erent rights has been announced. It is
a moat perfect answer to say no such In
tention has been reached by the United
Mr. Fish is pleased that Mr. Roberta
draws his authorities from the history
and the statesmen of the United States,
and reminds him that Spain conceded
belligerent rights to the South sixty-six
days after the bloodless assault on Sum
ter. The United States have fre
quently remonstrated, In the in
terest of humanity, against the man
ner in which the Cuban contest is
waged. The present ;state of affairs
cannot be indefinitely prolonged, and the
United States reserve the right of future
action. Unlawful expeditions in aid of
Cuban insurgents have been planned
and one succeeded, but the United States
has always been ready to -act on in
formation furnished by Mr, Roberts, and
bee acted on such information even wheal
It has proved erroneous.
Mr. Sickles telegraphs to Secretary
Fish,l Sept, 25th, that the volunteers are
to be disbanded on the cessation of hos
tilities, scandalous executions to be stop
ped, slavery to be gradually abolished,
and liberal reforms to be granted, with
out waiting for the termination of war.
Mr. Davis, Sept, Bth, transmits the sub
stance of Mr. Sickles' telegram to Mr.
Plumb, and Instructs him to inquire and
rep 3rt on the same.
Minister Sickles, on October 16th,
transmits to Secretary Fish a copy of a
decree according liberty of worship in
A copy of Silvan's note desiring the
President to use his influence with the
Cuban refugees to secure a less savage
character to the war, and to release the
Spatdsh gunboats, which are neither in
tended to operatengainst Pero or Cuba,
but to defend thecoast mallet filibusters
Consul Plamb encloses a circular, in.
citing nevaea to burn the estates, for
warded by the Conan! at Matanzas, and
said by him to have been
printed In New York.
Minister Sickles Informs Secretary
Fish, November 14th, that no re
forms for Cuba will he brought forward
till the hostile tends:are dispersed, and
subaequently advisee him of the pro
gress and consummation of the various
reforms for Porto Rico.
Copies -of affidavits submitted by
'Messrs. Lowry and Evans to establish
the existence of& state of war and an 'n.
dependent Government In Cabs, are fur
nished, with a letter, dated December
15th, from Mr. Lowry to Mr. Fish,
stating that the Attorney General had
declined to conalder said affidavits good
evidence, and bad clearly expressed the
purpose of the Government.
Attorney General Hoar, under date of
December 14th. gives him opinion that It
1s not proper for the United States to
libel the Spanish gunhosta under the
statute of IS2B, and informs Mr. Flab that
the Government has acted on this
Tho Senate was in. Executive sesaion
today nearly four hours. After the con
firmation of kir. Stanton, it la anderstrad
the time was occupied mainly by a pro•
longed discussion of the Pnsaident's
refusal to comply with the request of the
Judiciary Committee that he. transmit
various papors relating to the nomina
tions of Circuit Judges. None of the
latter have yet been reported from Cont.
—Abel R. Corbin, of New York city, la
In Covington, Kentucky, the guest of
President Grant'. father.
—Rev, Dr. Thurston, of the Central
Congregational Chur ch, at Fall River,
Mass, died on Sunday night.
—New York lawyers have petitioned
Congress for an Increase of the asbuies of
the Judges of the Supreme Court.
—lna drunken row at Metnphls. Bat•
urday night last, Joe Lusher was fatally
stabbed byJlm Todd. Both colored.
The shock of an.carthquake was felt
at Memphis at two o'clock Monday
morning. Tho vibrations lasted several
—AIL Wheelhur. on Sunday, a lad
named Land, employed on the W. F.
Curtis, fell down the eabin stairway and
broke his neck.
—The Legislature of Montana, unsol•
mously Democratic', ban rejected G or-
Ashley's appointees ibr the territory, who
—Advims from Sltka to December 6th
represent everything collet In the terri
tory. The only want felt by the inhabi
tants Is that Ma civil government.
—George Abbott, leader of an expodi.
Gen whose elm Is to destroy or disable
the Spent/di gunboats, sailed from New
York on Sunday night in pursuit of
—The Indictment against certain oltl•
gene of Portage City, Masonsln, for
lynching W. A. Bpaln, . last fall, has been
ed and the accused exonerated
—Theis!lure of Charles E. Shepard &
Co., of Albany, with liabilities at Buff.
of $BO,OOO, and itO.C3O at Oswego, Is an,
nounood. The creditors, It Is wild, will
not lone heavily. •
—John E. Parkhani; residing near
Trladelphia, was killed on the llemplield
Railroad, on Saturday. He was endeav
oring to get on a train while It was In
motion and fell on the track.
R. S. Ekimsna, managing director of
the Souther n Branch of-the Pacific Rail-
road, on Friday bought of the Meteor
the the lanrefor d* get
maput art for this
-.Mollie Hepburn, a &mouse at the
..Varietica," In Memphis, who wits mar
ried recently to a young man from His.
elesippl, left without notice Sunday
morning, taking With her his pocket
book, containing IMO.
. —The Mormons of Williamsburg, N.
Y., were addressed, on Sunday. by
Brigham Young, Jr., and bishops Haul•
mood and Potts. The abuse of the
Men was the main , nuttiest of their re
—A report pisvalla that eosin of the
firemen and engineers of the Spsolsh
gunUat • are In the Cuban interest. and
will make an effort to destroy the Tee.
eel, alter they have 10110 4marloao
.-41krinvot Milan has been arrested at
Chicago for killing her husband. They
Were both Intoxicated and quarreled,
when the wife We'd club and dealt her
husband a blow which dueled his death
In ten boars.
...Dr. W.ll. Lewis, of Boston, has been
arrested at Now York, ori•the charge of
jildnapplng his own daughter, aged
say= years. taking her from the custody
qf her Wilier pending the digging cis
—:Tbs t igg Cek,forstan has "inter.
v iewed. , a number of the leading citizens
of San Ffalleisoo In regard to the mind.
etprl situation. All agree that reform
Is absolutely geometry, but generally
decide ayalait the Interference of the
agglaletur mntilainal affairs. •
NEW YORK CITY.
The Lease of the Bay of Samlatia
—Details of the Expedition—
Canal Affairs Severe Snow
Storm—George Francis Train
Squelched—The Spanish Gnu
boats—The Loyalty of George
Peabo ly —A Torpedo Plot Fails.
(By Tolegruph to du Pittsburgh Oasel(g.)
Nsw Y6ris, December 20.)869.
DETAILS OF 14/3 EXPEDITION TO BT.
The details of the expedition of the
steam frigate Albany 'shows that she an'
chored,'Nov. 17th, in the harbor of St.
Domingo. The following morning the
United States Commissioners, Gem Bab
cock, Gen. Ingalls and Gen. Sackett,
United. States Army, landed and met
President Baez and his Cabinet, when
negotiations were formally commenced
with the Dominican authorities.
One week was exhausted 'ln dip
lomatic harangues, when cautions
Baez and Cabinet, bishops and laymen,
on the 24th were taken by the Albany to
Bard, thirty miles distant, to consult
with some Inferior official regarding the
important ambient. Baez and his suite
were left there and the frigate, after a
abort excursion up a pleasant river near
by, returned to St. Domingo the follow.
lug day. Twenty-four hours afterward
1 the character of the negotiations and
their succEssful completion, with the in
terchange of treaftea or necessary docu
ments, was announced.
On the list and 2d of December the ord
nance on board the Albany, consisting
of a battery of eight gunif, mountain
howitzers and ruled, the latter adapted to
coast defense, 1,000 breach loading inns.
kets, several thousand stand of small
arms and a large amount of every char
acter of ammunition, was landed and
turned over to ,an official deputized by
Baez. Three, with the $150,0001u gold,
In possession of U. H. Commissioners on
board, were then paid to the Dominican
authorities as the first Installment news :
eery to secure the grant In question.
The preliminaries thusLkatiaractorily
settled, and the payment agreed upon
made, the Albany, with the Commie.
stoners and one of President Bass's
'staff, sailed to the Bay of Samana to
take formal poesession of the waters and
peninsula in the name of the United
States. Oa the • 6th •of December the
United States flag was hoisted on the
Island of Cavenero. an the - Bay of Sa
maria, amidst general Joy on the part or
The lease of Samana, as already stated,
la for fifty years, for 1158,000 In gold per
annum and the heavy freight the hold of
the Albany contained:.
The Hercddstatea that the Government
of St. Domingo has negotiated a loan of
nearly ;4,000,000 In gold, for the usyment
of which the revenues of the Dort* of St.
Domingoand Puerto Plata, to the amount
of 58,000 pounds per annum, and the
royalties produced from the export of
guano from the Island of Alta Vela, and
duties from coal and mahogany from the
peninsula of Santana, are pledged.
Tharlow Weed publishes &letter In the
Comnierciat to day in vindication of the
course of the late George Peabody during
the rebellion. He therein gives .an ac
count of au Interview he had with Mr.
Peabody during the first year of the war.
Mr. Peabody wild he had been led
to regard the extreme men bf both
seething as enemies to the United States.
but he added that his devotion to our
Government and Union wax too strong;
that painful as It was, the thought of
war with our brethren, if he were at
home he should stand by the Govern
ment, and that wuatever he mold do
then and therefor for the Union
canto he would do cheerfully.
The letter farther says that in attempts
that were made by confederate - syrups
tritons, in Parliament to induce the rec.
ogultion of the rebel government and to
destroy our blockade, Mr. Peabody man
ifested his devotion to the North by
=dons effnta In our favor. He an
thorlzad me aal have no doubt he did to
my collearme, Bishop !deny&lna. to call
OD him whenever I thought he could bo
of service boar cause. To all, and there
were many English capitalists who ap
plied to Mr. Peacady for information re
biUng to confederate loans, he pro
nounced them worthless. •
Hon. Israel T. Hatch, Of Buffalo. on
behalf of commercial men' of that rjty,
had a conference with the Governor sun
State officers to-day upon the subject of
canal affairs, nreaenting the free canal
policy proposed at a meeting of the Pro
duce Exchange of New Yorklut winter,
recommended by them to the last Legis
lature, and passed oy the Assembly, as
furnishing tpe only effective measure,
namely, the funding of the outstanding
canal debt, that can now secure cheap
transportation and in a few years make
canals free, and save the people hereaf
ter from taxation. .
CABE OF ESAU
The counsel for John Real, convicted
of the murder of, an officer.- to.day ap.
plied to the Supreme ,Oourt, full bench,
for a reargadient of the are, on the
ground that one of the Judaea; Bor.
nerd, who of the decielon against
prisoner...was disqualified, because the
new Judiciary article of the late Conan.
Sutton forbids a Judge sitting to review
of his action In an Inferior Court. The
motion was dented. But another motion
for the reargmnent of the bill of excep•
Benson Wednesday was granted.
/LEAVY SNOW STORM.
There was a heavy fall of snow in the
vicinity of Port Jervis and west of that
point on the Erie road on Saturday,
which seriously delayed the running of
trains west. Ttie Chicago night express
train arrived at Jersey City yesterday
afterncan covered with snow and Ice sev
eral hairs behind time. The Cincinnati'
express on the Central and Radian
River Road came to last evening covered
with Ice and sleet. The pissengerastate
the storm In the Interior of the State was
very severe.. • . _
• TORPEDO PLOT.
It has transpired that a project was
Matured for blowing up the lildatali war
meal Pizarro and the Spanish gunboats.
Two tug boats bad been chartered and
lay out In the river Saturday night.
there being, it Is alleged, a line of tome
deem stretched between them,
were. to be manipulated from the tug
boats. The storm of Saturday prevented
the attempt, which wu to have been
carried out that night. '
TUE Airways norrnowra.
The steamer Stourtile, which affixed
tc day from Havana, rayons that at 11
this morning, off Absecon, she exchanged
signals with seventeen Spanish gunboats
tunder convoy of the war steamer
o They They were running finely, under all
with light wind and smooth sea.
George Francis Train found the doors
of Cooper Institute closed irthis We last
evening by order of the Beard of True•
tees, and Ms expected lecture therefore
did not come oft Us demands twenty.
five hundred dollen damages.
isueI , ICION EXCITI9
. The departure of the ex-rebel ram At
lanta froxwbelow rbiladelphla, simulta
neously with Spanish gunboats from this
city, has excited suspicion., She Is re..
ported owned by Cubans and Intended
to attack the Spanish fleet. - -
—lt Is inmered that the recent active
transfer of Fenian arms and men from
New York to the Southwest was with an
ultimate reference to Ontei and that New
Orleans; Key West and Mobile are to be
made The bus of operations, la,rne of
thelewlersof the HrottkerboodlliekliCrarl
to be In the South.
—Luring service Ina Presbyterian,
aura. corner Of Dearborn and Ontario
streets, Chicago, on Bundayevening, the
flooring gsvoi way and some fifty or sev
enty dye persons were Oreelpitated to the
basement, a distance. hawellir, of only
four feet. Much confusion and excite
ment, but no serious injury. resulted.
On Wednesday of host week, * Samuel
Whiteley, of I:Underlain. Tenn., while
lapwing under a fit of Insanity, threw
two of children hen a well. and then
Jumped In himself. The children were
deoweed. Whiteley was maned, brit
was Dot oxPoott 4 Ik Mower front his
—The Vetted States,Etupreme Court
!palette' a reetee gallthe -Mt .fustuarr.
NEWS BY CABLE.
Sharp Talk In the French Leg's- I
lature—France l'roposes Cle
the Popo to a Deputation of
By Telt graph to the rtttobazitt Gauttl.l
PARIS. December 20.—his rumored
the Empress was instrumental In having
the Spanish refugees driven out of
.Franco, but the report Is unfounded.
The hatermeddling of those refugees
with the revolutionists here was the real
cause of their expulsion.
The Emperor has 'established. by do.
tree, a Commission to encourage and
aid all military societies for cm/tuella/ale•
tense founded or to be founded in France.
To this end the Emperor grant" 50,000
franca to a Commission, of which be into
be honorary President..
In the Corps Lealslatif to -0" y, Henri
Rochefort addressed an interpellation to
the. Governmont, relative to the espial.
don from French territory of a poULlesi
refugee, Senor Paul Angelo, a deputy to
tho Spanish Cortes. Re aalcl the Gov
ernment permitted Ex Queen Isabella
and the Carlistirto conspire he this coun
try against Spain. but exercised all its
severity against Spanish Republicans.
Rochefort concluded • with the words:
" You have only one fear. It is the
Republic. She is at hand, and will
avenge the wrongs of Frenchmen and of
M. Forcade, Minister of the Interior,
replied that Senor Paul Angelo was ex
pelled for disloyal sentiments and for
expressing them openly. In proof of
this. M. Forced° quoted from. a @paean
made by Senor Paul at the banquet of
free thinker., iawhlch•the early prods.
oration of the republic in France la . re.
dieted. The minister denounced the red
flag of revolution, and ended with the
threat that the moment the republicans
exchanged speech for action the Govern
ment would reduce them to' Impotence.
Gen. Banks leaves Paris to-night on
his return to the United States. He had
an audience yesterday with the Emperor.
ROME, Deo. Zo.—Cardinal Mathieu goes
to Parte on a minion from the Pope to
The Pope yesterday received a deputes
lion consisting of six hundred natives of
France and delivered an Address to them
in French. He explained that the recur
rence of Chrlatches should teach all men
the lesson of humility which God had
given to the world on that day.
said the Holy Father, was .the °dewy of
mankind and the author of revolution.
At the conclusion of! his address the
Pope, with voles softened by emotion,
save his benediction. His visitors were
greatly moved and at the conclusion of
the ceremony broke forth In prolonged
and enthainastlo Meas. '
A. commlttoe of Bishops has been In.
'grunted to draft a plan Inc checking the
growth of Infidelity, In Recordatioe with
the Papal allocution.
Loxnezr, Dec. 20.—The Times 'blames
tho government for its vacillation at
Londonderry, ih protecting rather than
forbidding the display, but admits that
the result is better then expected.
The Rat and other papers praise Mrs.
Lander, who made her debut on Saturday
evening. . .
LONDON, December 20.—1 t is repotted
France Is urging the great powers to dia•
arm and errant to set the exempla, but
Berlin Journals discredit the report.
SOCTETAMPTON. Dec. 20—Arrit;ed, the
Weser, from New York.
HAVItS. Dec. 20—Arrived, the gallon;
from New York.
Lcurnma, Deeember2o.—Eresft,COn •
sole 92U for money; account .82%.
American securities quiet and steady:
625, 86; old, 83; 67 St 10-401 82 Stocks
steady: Ertel 17%: Illtnola 100; Atlantic
,t Great, estern, 26. •
PAIRS, December 20.—Bourse dull at
FRANKFORT. Dec. 20.—r. S. Sands
dosed firm at 9134'.:
LIVERPOOL. December 20. Cotton
easier,. uplands 11%®11,, , ,d; Orleans 12%
41/121; sales , 12,06 J. California white
wheat 9.1 7d; old western No 2 Fia 2d
winter Ets 10.1@es 11d. Western
.sour ale. On. ^—n—No. 2 mixed 72 6
Oats 23 9,1@2•1 lOd. sarieilst;- Peas Ms.
Pork 107. 6d. Beet 1076 6cl. Beet Ibis.
Lard 77a, Cheese 66s Bacon 655. 6d.
Oommon Rosin sa(pa 3d. Petroleum
unchanged Turpentine 27a 7d.
log at 46s &I Linseed ell. firm as WS
10s. Common rosin 25®611 34. Calcutta
linseed firm at 681.
ANTWZRP, December 20—Petroleuns
steady, at 60 (T.
Navas, Dec. 20.—Cotton quiet at 137 on
llastsutio,. Deo. 20.—Petroleum firm,
at 15 mare Imam 2 shillings.
Bngstr.s. Doc. 20.—Petroleum arm
at 6 thalers. 66 g ode.
The New York correspondent of the
Boston Journal recently took adds!' with
Dan Mace,' during whlch_they stopped at
Harry BlertholPa well known bar on the
road, and he thus describes the com — :
It Is a curious place, for everybody Is
dissected who goes by. "Hallow! that's
a fine nervous team I" "Yes, that's
Weston of Bt. Johns ChnpeL He lovas
good horse. I was out with him when he
was Chaplain of the Seventh Regiment."
And Dr. Weston goes dashing by In
slouched hat and driving gloves, with a
brother minister, an ultra High Church
man, at his aide. "Don'tyou know who
that isf That's Hall, of the Fifth Avenue
Church. Well, he can afford It. filx
thousand gold, house rent, and perqui
sites thrown In." And Dr. Hall, with a
pair of spanking horns, a tall, large
formed man with a jockey cap on his head
and in a spider wiper:rolls ont of sight
toward Harlem river. Twenty years e g o
a Presbyterian minister in New York
could not have kept! span of fast horses
and his pulpit besides. The world moves.
There comes. Corey with Mountain Maid
and Kentucky Mare. He preaches in a
little church on Murray Hifi. But It is
one of the moat elegant chapels In New
York. He is an eaget driver and loveithe
road. "YandertAlt wlll die soon from an
affection of the heart" "Why so f"
"Didn't. you know he gave Corey the
Mountain Maid? She la worth g 10,000."
Behind is is gentleman In earnest coaver
gallon with Harry; "Something to drink?
Yes; but the fact ia, my minister Is with
me." "Well, invite him to take 1011111-
thing." Bless me, I would'at do that
for the world." "Let me see him,"
Harry says. "Point him out to me.
That's him with a cap on? " Fahey! I
have seen hint before." Barry Sloes up
to the divine, and to the question, - will
you join Mr. --- somethine to
drink/ the answer Is; Certainly,l VA"
and the parties reach the bar, &nes
jingle, and the.pulpit and the pew nada
stand each other better, "It was a long
time before I could get my minister to take
a ride with me on the road'" said a party
on my left. "Recounted one day, and
drone only afair pace, to his peat ter-
Tor. Graaping the seat couvulaively, he
kept crying out: "Den% I please don't?
I Do hold upt Don't drive so' bail After
the second round he sat upend. Oaths
third, he Intimated that a horse wimple.,
leg on me. . Before the drive closed he
becarao ID excited Mat heshonted: "Take'
card He'll go by yon!"'—and so the
oonveraation continued till the teams were
bronght round and' the parties were on
the road again. The conversation with
Dan Mace about emingmt horses and emi,
east horsemen I will reserve for the pelt
A minion Is in circulation among the
worklug-women of Boston,- the
city government to aid them in someway
to keep off starvattori,whlch many atheist
are now sufferhig from" They complain
that times being dell; the eitte Mew/
ansl4' be applied to theta et a belts ea
vantage than wadies it for a new city
11 "niaPer gablishedpiWeiliera Peusekrart.
3 10 Omer, =dual* Or mo\rallat abcoll
Cabe of Ave
AnbeAr ens Ili
.•00177 4 taesdeA*4 gretAlbeasif. la US Aviti
;e• ot Keine of tea. reelsianeVe eve
11 . ad. A. matte.
riumnimmo, RUED a co..
How New York Si Fed. • •
The population of the city Is various ,
estimated at from 800,000 to 1,000,001
About one half were born in the,trniie:
States and the other half are from featly
countries, of foity different nationslitlee
What is required to feed this wilUtxtd;
may be judged of by such figures n'
these: 4,000,000 barrels ot flour and
000,000 bushels of wheat are brough ,
here every year, The number of anima,
received at the markets in a year, tuella&
log beef cattle, Mich cows, anus, angel
and swine, is 2,776,492; city mat bill it ;
over $30,000,000. Thern are 'lOO hakent
1,400 butcners, and 2,600 gttioets whi
find occupation in humbling fbod rot
the people. Not only meat, but:drin4
must be bad for 'our populalloo. A 4
aqueduct, forty miles In length, matt
130,000,000, polite into our teserveirs6o,4
000,000 gallons daily. The total:Wu*
of the Croton main pipes now laldb out]
313 miles. The watts has ben. lob*,
duced Into 60,025 dwellings and stores;
1,617 minnfactorielt,, and 307 church*
The yearly cam paid for mita reeds
61,310,544 26. Tea ail Gobs to thO
amount of 630,000,000.. are atonally!
brought to the City. The 'money spent:
for intoxicating liquors is variously
mated from $38.000,000 to $68,000,000 IS,
°Trios or rut
CONT. CILIA. OF ALL t o
SIT purrr i t i r . 1
FITTIIIVIRGIL. DaccaMa 0z9.1 9.
• - • • " -
COUNTY TRISON: •
The amnia' atectlon tor Otani Of ilibluttla
Ulmwill ba held at the .stated .atlas of UM
Buesd of taspe . eton of .
SOLID SILVER SPOONS;
PORK?. BUTTXR. itanvzs, : •"!
NAPILIN MINDS, • • -
, • /oaf &Moto
S. D. aussi:a
&St ar. 6r nrra; • run.
COwthethea Or R il a el nUlCT j nii &AA:
TiTrellaitod. Dee. .
l JOflc) TO sAlizak—sesua
.h. proriwaul, iddraueiiii.Thollsspeo•
ter of the Athrshithgeetrety Prime,. will be re
calved et tam eitithlatti lacteal%
to theidelitair the Corsi/irises with DREAD
for. atm . sioatlia trim Jazuery lath, 111111.
Laths to weigh lig to Si pounds reeprettsely,
sad te be of approved quality. .31410 to be aide
et ec'bineli per pear Woad for two thearead
dollars wilt be required for hit6Nl pertenathee
at thatniet. The name tribe security mut he
eamthey the bid. DUD. endorsed tithe yr
woe:we inrOne eels, will be We aisaUdi,
TWO NEW AND
RILING TUE BOLD. A TALL UP TEI
SOS= 81L•LIIOL By LE. itametennen,
author of ••Deep 0711124 &Tale of Ma Coale►
• What•• '''flue Lifetend. , t ••Tbe Lighthouebe.
••PICbUER the reetele" ets. With illutra
ttou by the Author.: Wu. Matta eloth.
WOODY LILA: OR, TNT !OUR or LOPS.
'A Chrlitiose Meg. .By Slurs ELBAt L.
Leta Illastrste‘ II a,.
Par tall bf ad Bookeellus, of et 111 be seat by
Kuhl. pottage Pate. on reoatin of the *dee, by
the pablisiten, ! • '
J. B. lIPPiNCOIT • to«i
1/111 &all TIT IllitErT wrinutt.rhuitiwits.
i# lILL B ST.
Of Beal Vilne.
PRIGS EXTREMELY LOW.
Roil Pointe Lace, • •'• •
Meal Pal. Lace. •
' Imitation Lacs; '` •
Embrciidered and Fine
' • Hillis! Handkerchiefs,.
Genie' Whiteank, •
Light and Dark Silk. •."
Colored Hordcd and
Fine Initial Handkerchiefs.
• • Children's Handkerchiefs,
All Qualities and Steals.
Real Lace Collars,.
Imitation Lice collars,
The New "Sailor" Collar,
Lace TrimmeS Linen Seta..
Fine Embrold'd Linen Seta,
New Boman Seabee,
Slew Roman Bow IRl4bons.
Fine Silk Fano,
Silk & Alpaca °Iran,UAL
Jot, and Plated Jewelry.
Sets, Brooches, t
. Steevc.2uttoruk, Manses.
OMITS' nut. vimvier
BOWS, SCAMPS. AND :TIM
77, ind 79 Market Street