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MONROE, LA., DECEMBER 14, 1870.
[Special to the Daily Telegraph.]
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18. - Admiral
Baggs relieves Glisson of command of
the European fleet; Glisson to be re
The President nominated Alfred
Pleasonton Commissioner of Internal
The Senate again discussed Porter's
nomination; no result.
C. C. Bowen, member of Congress
from South Carolina, indicted in Dis
trict Court td-day for bigamy.
The House caucusses to-night.
&nate.-A bill was introduced reviv
ing land grants to the Selma and Dalton
McCreery asked leave to introduce
the resolution of which he gave notice
of yesterday, proposing an investiga
tion, with a view to the restoration of
the Arlington estate to the widow of
G(en. R. E. Lee; the removal of grave
yards on the premises, and general res
titution for any incumbrance placed
therein the interest of the government.
Edmunds said that leave would not be
granted. The proposition to dig up
the bones of our dead soldiers in order
that certain property might be given
back to its real owners, was to his mind
perfectly monstrous. While entertain
ing the highest respeot for his friend,
Senator MCCreery, he hoped the Senate
would never entertain the proposition.
McCreery then occupied 20 minutes
ulon the subject. He referred to the
circumstances attending the recent
death of two of the foremost Generals
on either side in the late war, Lee and
Tholmas. He spoke of the friendly in
timacy existing between these Generals
up to the commencement of the rebel
lion, when Thomas followed the star
ry emblem of the Union, and Lee re
solved to stand or fall by the State that
had given him birth. Of the general
respect which manifested itself in either,
succeeding the mournful intelligence of
their decease, he proposed to eulogize
the inflexible virtue, military genius
and valor of Gen. Lee, remarking that
the American people would never re
linquish the property which they held
in the name and fame of the great Vir
ginian. He then referred to the princi
pal historic features of Lee's campaigns,
to show that with the South at his com
inand, possibly no other man could
have accomplished results so vast.
While possessing great ability, he was
devoid of ostentation, and from the
testimony of his most intimate ac
quaintances, he was singularly exempt
from the faults and follies of other men,
and his life was that of a hero, a chris
tian and gentleman. There might be
those in the Senate who would derive
comfort from casting aspersions upon
(ten. Lee's character, but all sections
of the country would eventually accord
to his merits their just deserts. The
loved partner of his bosom still lived,
and in her behalf justice was now im
plored. She belonged to a race fond of
bestowing charity, but poverty could
not force her to accept it. Would the
Senate remove the barrier that excluded
her from Arlington? During his re
marks, McCreery reviewed in detail,
the salient features of Gen. Lee's civil
and military services, particularly his
recent efforts in connection with Jeffer
son College, his revolutionary ances
try and sincere devotion to duty. Re
ferring to the sword as theleast capable
of all tribunals to decide a cause upon
its merits, the speaker went on to argue
the judgments of the sword had not
always commanded that universal res
pect which would have been expected
from a court of so large a jurisdiction,
andl that history had enrolled the names
of Hampton and ,Sydney upon the list
,f martyrs in the sacred cause of right.
The Senate finmlly refusedl leave to in
troduce the resolution.
Scott said, the coupling together of
the names of Thomas and Lee recalled
the utterance of Stephen A. Douglas
nmadle at the time these generals resolv
ed to tread in opposite paths-there
were but two classes in the nation, pat
riots and traitors. The patience with
which the Senate had listened to the
eulogy upon the chief conspirator in the
attempt to tear down the government
was but another illustration of that un
paralleled magnanimity and mercy
which had characterized the treatment
by the government of those engaged in
rebellion. Had the subject of that eu
logy succeeded in his efforts, where
would the American Senate be sitting ?
By his triumph human slavery would
have cast its dark shades all over this
land of freedom from the St. Lawrence
to the Gulf! To-day the doctrine of se
cession lay buried beneath the bones of
thousands who fell that their blood
might seal the covenant of the nation
and it. To-day we behold the specta
cle of a resurrectionist coming here to
drag the dead doctrine out from beneath
the bones of the nation's martyrs.
Willey characterized the resolution
as most insulting and shocking to the
sense of the Senate and country--as ab
horent to humanity. Though person
ally tenacious of the right of individual
members, he could not vote to receive
Sawyer said the Arlington Estate,
like thousands of acres of property in
the South, had been forfeited and sold
at public sale for non-payment of taxes
and bought by the United States. In
the absence of any memorial from Mrs.
Lee, he regarded the contemplated in
quiry as utterly worthless, as the facts
he had stated were well known and
needed no verification.
Saulsbury disapproved of that part of
the resolution looking to the removal
of graves from Arlington. He could
not see that the merits of the cause in
which Lee was engaged were at all in
controversy. He regarded the question
as one simply of ability of a Senator to
exercise his right to introduce business.
Nye said the unseemly haste in cer
tain quarters to restore traitors to favor
could result in no good. The verdict
of to-day and of posterity is and will be
that Lee was a traitor.
Flanagan, in some general remarks,
spoke of Gen. Lee as the great traitor of
the age, whose influence had carried
into rebellion the flower of Southern
youth. Davis, the other great traitor,
still lived; and, with the light of recent
events, it was not unreasonable to ex
pect an early move to make him Presi
Sumner desired that parliamentary
law should be administered upon the
present occasion with the utmost rigor,
with a view to the most summary dis
position of the resolution. He had
nothing to say of Gen. Lee, except that
his name stood upon the catalogue of
those who had imbrued their hands in
their country's blood. He was-eontent
to hand him over to the avenging pen
of history. He regarded the resolution
as indicative of the sentiments of the
political associates of the Senator from
Kentucky, as prefiguring the policy
they would establish should they obtain
power-a policy which was to take old
rebellion by the hand and to install it
in high places of power. Could he
make his voice heard from Massachu
setts to Louisiana, it would be to warn
his fellow-countrymen,especially of the
South, against that combination which
now showed its hand in the proposition
of the Senator from Kentucky. He
stated that he was present when Secre
tary Stanton gave the order for the in
terment of the dead bodies of Union
soldiers at Arlington, and that Stanton
stated at the time that his purpose in
selecting it was to forever prohibit the
re-installment of the Lee family there;
that, if they did come, they might en
counter the ghosts of their victims. He
quoted the epitaph above the grave of
Shakespeare, which he now proposed
to write above the grave of every one
of our patriot dead: ",Good friend, for
Jesus' sake, forbear to dig the dust en
closed here; blessed be the man that
spares these stones, and cursed be he
that moves my bones."
Mr. McCreery stated that the resolu
tion was in no sense an embodiment of
democratic sentiment, but had been
submitted upon his individual respon
sibility, without consultation with his
colleagues. He then asked to withdraw
the resolution, which was refused, and
finally permission to introduce it, was
HIou.se.-The franking privilege is
abolished, but papers are allowed free
exchanges and circulation weekly and
semi-weekly within the county where
published. The vote stood 103 to 65.
The bill then passed the .Vays and
M1eans committee, which directed to
inquire into the taxing ofmanufacturd
tobacco uniformly 16 cents.
Butler presented a petition from 2000
New Englanders, asking non-inter-i
course with Canada for alleged fishery
Two Virginians were relieved of dis- t
The House caucusses to-night on am- 1
WAsHINGTON, Dec. 13.-Gov. Bard
writes the President an 8-page pamphlet.
Bard says he can't follow the president
into the support of extremists. Bard
says: " I could not have known that
Georgia was to be kept in a state of
perpetual bondage, the prey of irrespon
sible demagogues and the associate in
misery of South Carolina and Louisiana,
whose Governors, Scott and Warmoth,
form, with Bullock, a triumvirate of
unmitigated political scoundrelism,with
out precedent since the latter days of
the Roman Empire, and have cursed
the States over which they rule with
plagues worse than the frogs and lice of
Egypt. This is truth and truth is
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.-Several re
sponses to McCreery made in the Senate.
Edmunds said, that, instead of being
wedded to institutions of Virginia, Gen.
Lee was the ward of the nation. That
nation had fed, clothed and educated
him. He lived at the Capital, but
when the Capital called upon him to
defend the flag under which he had
been born, protected and honored, he
diliberately turned his back upon it,and
planted his cannon in sight of the Cap
ital he had sworn to protect and defend.
But he, Edmunds, would not dignify
such a proposition by discussing it.
Gen. Lee was now dead. The only re
gret, he thought, that any right-minded
man, who believed in the government,
would have, was, that Gen. Lee had
not died either in his youth, or in his
patriotic manhood; or even that he
had not died earlier than he (lid, by the
hand of the law, which would have
atoned in some measure for his crime.
Trumbull,while disclaiming any sym
pathy with the apparent object of the
resolution, (which was to surrender
and mutilate the last resting-place of
thousands of Union dead,) held that it
would be, if not unprecedented, at least
unparliamentary to deny to a member
a simple request for leave to introduce
any legislation not in itself insulting to
Carpentner inquired whether Trum
bull could state a proposition more fla
grantly insulting to the Senate than
that to remove the slaughtered dead of
the Union army from Arlington, for
the purpose of returning the farm to its
Trumbull replied, that, while the
resolution was without doubt repug
nant to the sense of the naiion, it was
not, in a personal sense, insulting to
the Senate. He was averse to the adop
tion of any precedent the effect of
which would be to prevent the free ex
ercise of a right guaranteed to members
of the Senate.
Edmunds and Sumner cited two in
stances; the former, the case of pro
posed annexation of Texas; the latter,
the bill for the repeal of the Fugitive
Slave Act, and requests for leave to
bring in bills were refused. Five ad
ditional instances were numerated by
Morton protested against the consid
eration of the resolution. He had heard
what he never expected, an eulogy up
on the character of Gen. Lee in the
Senate of the United States, and that,
too, within sight of the graves of the
victims of his rebellion. Hampton and
Sydney died, not for human slavery,
but for liberty. This man Lee was, of
all others, the great sinner; he had sin
ned against light and knowledge.
His revolutionary ancestry, his oath
of fealty as an officer of the United
States, his finished education and high
abilities, all forbade him thus to sin,
and the enormity of his crime could
not be concealed by decorating his
grave with flowers of rhetoric. In a
word, it was now proposed that the
Senate should gravely consider a prop
osition to degrade the memories of the
patriotic dead of Arlington, by remov
ing their bones to less hallowed ground,
in tender consideration of the rights of
the widow of the arch rebel of the most
wicked rebellion in history.
NEW YORK, Dec. 13.-J. B. McAl
pin's tobacco factory burned. Loss of
stock $100,00 ; building $30,(00; fully
insured. Falling walls killed one man,
and hurt one.
Steamers make daily trips between
Punta Rosa and Key West, between
which the gulf cable is quiet.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Dec. 13.-The Na
tional Board of Trade simply referred
the subject of the Pacific Railroad to the
Executive Committee to report. No
other action taken. No subsidies asked.
NEW YORK, Dec. 13.-The World's
special from London, of the 10th, says:
,,Bismarck declares he will not treat
with the Tours government because it
connived at bad faith, and its officers
broke their parole.
"The Paris government has refused a
summons for surrender-they will fight
to the last man."
Wood writes from headquarters, at
Meung, on the 9th:
,,Mecklenburg had three days' fight*
ing with the 16th and 17th French
corps. The fight commenced on the
7th, near Meung. The French fought
with wonderful obstinacy. The Ger
man loss is great-that of the French
greater. The French are now retreat
ing toward Vierzon, pursued by Prince
William of Mecklenburg. More fight
ing expected to-morrow."
Maeklean reports, on the 11th, that
the centre of Frederick Charles' army
is at Orleans, with its left wing at Beau
gency and its right wing near Gieu. A
cavalry division, followed by infantry,
proceeded south from Orleans to Vier
Maunteffel is operating to occupy Di
eppe, HIavre and Rouen.
BORDEAUX, Dec. 13.-The govern
ment has instituted herevigorous meas
ures, and has decided upon large rein
forcements going forward from all
points south, perfectly armed and
NEW O()RLEAN, Dec. 13.-Deportsd l
Mayflower for the Ouachita.
Flour-supr. ý5.50; double cx. ..
5.75; treble ex. (;.00o.
Corn-easier; white 70,; yellow 75.
Bran--1 .07) i 1.101.
Hay-prime, %27.50 6,29.io) per cwt.
Pork-mess 822.25' 22.50.
Bacon-shoulders 14.; clear rib 1w.
Hams-sugar cured 19 to 24.
Lard-dull and lower; tierce 12,(,, 13;
Sugar-prime 1(, 10O.
Whiskey-western rectified 956 1.02.
Cattle-Texas beeves, first quality,
840(,45; second quality $25@ ,35. Sheep
-first quality, $5C47; second quality,
$3,04. Yearlings $8(12. Calves $7@10.
Cotton-firm; sales 13,000 bales. Good
ordinary 1318131; low middling 14@
141; middling 141@141. Receipts 5656
bales. Exports-Liverpool 2424 bales;
Bremen 1046 bales.
Sterling 20; sight J discount; gold
NEw YORK, Dec. 13.-Cotton dull;
uplands 151, Orleans 151; sales 1500
bales. Stocks dull. Gold 1101. Money
. 5@7. Exchange--long 8j, short 9i.
Cotton dull; sales 3000 bales at 151.
Money 5@6. Gold 10W110i. Govern
. ent securities strong and active.
NEW YORK, Dec. 14.-Money un
changed. Sterling quiet, 8}@9. Gold
110i@1101. Gov't securities steady.
1 Southerns very dull. Cotton quiet and
weak, sales 4200 bales at 15,.
-Later.-Dullness a great feature.
Money mostly 6-exceptions at 5@7.
Gold rather weak. La. Bonds-old
[70, new 64. Levees 72; 8's 87.
LIVERPOOL, Dec. 13, 12 M.-Cotton
C unchanged. Uplands 81d; Orleans Sid
- 8j. Sales 1000 bales.
LONDON, Dec. 12, P. M.-Consols 92l;
I LON DON, Dec. 12.-Evening--Consols
91 91l; bonds 88l.
LIVERPOOL, Dec. 12.-Evening-Cot
I ton d(lull. Uplands 8d ; Orleans 81 6
81. Sales made to arrive at 8d. Sales
1200 bales for speculation. Export 2500.
FRANKFORT, Dec. 12.-U. S. bontlds
LNEW YORK, Dec. 14.--Cotton (lull.
Lower uplands 154; Orleans 15i. bales
S1500 bales. Sterling dull; gold 110 ;
t money 105 @ 106. Exchange, long 8s;
short 91; bonds 74.
It is stated that Schuyler Colfax will be
- come editor of the BrooklynUnion,when
f he retires from the Vice Presidency, at
$ 810,000 a year.
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