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jUESDA^ MARCH 9|, 18S9<
rxRboys r>t President Johnson ani>
Troy,? " Washington, March 6.? Robert
Murray, Esq., United States Marshal, New
York city: If Jacob and Moses Depuy
bftTC not been released, you will regard
their pardon as cancellcd, and return the
psme at once to this department.
" Secretary of State."
In compliance -with the above, Deputy
Marshal F. A. Thompson sent the pardons
of the Depuys back to the State Depart
What further action will be taken in the
matter is not at present known.
Jacob and Moses Depuy, father and son,
?ere eonvioted of rescuing seised whiskey
from a revenue officer. Jacob was sen
tenced to three years' imprisonment at hard
labor and fined six hundred dollars, and
Mo?cs sentenced to one year's imprison- 1
men! and fined two dollars. The pardon '
?a* granted on the ground that the Depuys
ha?l given valuable information in regard
to revenue fraud", and had been promised
protection. The pardons were conditioned
upon the payment of the fines imposed.
The Cask of Mr. Stkwart.? Among the
Republican members of Congress the lead
ing men of the party are pretty evenly di
Tided upon the course that should be pur
eiied in view of the request of General
Grant that the law of 17b9 be suspended so
far a? it affects Mr. Stewart's case. Mr.
Wilson is the only Now England senator
?who favors suspension of the law. Mr.
Sumner has propared a speech against sus
pension? Data, in .Baltimore Sun.
Mr. Stewart personally is very objec
tionable to a large number of both senators
and members, high tariff men, by reason
of his free trade principles. The tariff
men arc not, it is true, very strong in the
House, but they will all oppose the repealt
for they look upon the Cabinet as somewhat
In the interest of freo trade inconsequence
Of th& appointment of Messrs. Stewart and
Boric, who are said to be avowed free
traders, and they will do nothing to per
petuate their power. ? Baltimore Hun.
[We think the tariff men are very strong
in the House.]
Fkei.i.vc; Concerning tiie Appoint
ments. ? The feeling in Washington in not,
perhaps, a reflex of the feeling elsewhere,
but the feeiing here among all classes and
shades of Republicans is one of severe dis
appointment. To 6ay anything elee is to
misrepresent the actual facts. There is,
however, an entire and cheerful willingness
to wait and see the wisdom of the selections
demonstrated. ? Telegram to New York
The Radicate are not well pleased with
the nomination of Governor Cox as Secre
tary of the Interior. They say he does not
represent the Radical Republican sentiment
of the State, and that he is opposed to ne
gro suffrage, and that for that reason he is
not the proper man for the place. They
say that when he ran for Governor a few
}ears ago he distinctly avowed his opposi
tion to negro suffrage. ? Baltimore Sun.
So he did. We republished his letter
against negro suffrage in the Dhpatch at
the time. ___
General Stoneman is removed from com
mand, but remains, we suppo3e, in Vir
ginia.? yational Intelligencer.
Dr. Sharpe, now postmaster at Richmond,
Va., a connection of General Grant's, is
named to-day in connection with the mar
Bhalship of the District of Columbia. ? Bal
timore Sun.
Interesting Suit.? A suit was brought
by a Whitehall (New York) lumber-dealer,
Mr. Cooke, against Mr. E. ?. Davis, of the
t-ame place, to recover 810,000. The plain
tiff alleged that the defendant had agreed
during tne war to lurniah him $10,000 in
greenbacks at a specified time for fifteen
cents on the dollar. Plaintiff brought suit
to compel the performance of the alleged
contract, but was non-suited on the ground
that it was in the nature of a wager, and
hence immoral, tended to degrade the na
tional currency, aud was without an ade
quate consideration.
American Claimants to English Es
tates.? Hon. J. P. Benjamin, formerly of
Louisiana, but now residing in London, and
amemberofthe English bar, has written
a letter to the New Orleans Times with a
view to exposing a scheme of swindling now
extensively practiced iu this country, by
which persons are induced to advance mo
ney for the prosecution of claims against
English estates represented as unclaimed
aud awaiting the appearance of heirs re
siding in America. Mr. Benjamin states
that in every instance which has come to
his knowledge " the statements are false,
and evidently made for the purpose of
defrauding parties out of sums (large or
tmall) under pretexts of paying the costs
of records, copies, etc., said to be necessary
for the prosecution of the pretended
Fkarfil Scene. ? A few days afro a ter
rible tragedy occurred at R. J. McKenney's
mill, about twelve miles below Vincinnes,
Indiana, between Jonathan O'Haver and
Milton Bergestresser, resulting in the al
most instant death of one of the parties,
and the probable mortal wounding of the
other. The quarrel originated over a game
of cards, in which Bergestresser struck
O'Haver with brass knuckles. The latter
then retired, armed himself with a huge
hunting-knife, and encountering Berges
tresser, plunged it into him, the blade pene
trating the right breast, inflicting a ter
rible wound. The injured man, in spite
of his dreadful wounds, made his way into
the house, procured a double-barrelled shot
gun, and discharged the contents into the
back of hie adversary, who was retreating,
killing him almost instantly. Both men
had borne good names among their friends
and associates, and were regarded as
among the most prominent and reliable
workmen at the mill.
Kissing his Wife while Dying of Hy
drophobia.. ? Mr. Eckertson, who died of
hydrophobia at Saddle river, had to be held
by five or six men, and during his lucid
intervals begged to kiss his wife, who was
very ill in another part of the house. Just
before his last dreadful fit he pleaded so
piteously to kiss her once more before he
died that, risking the consequences, they
took her to his bed. The dying man care
fully wiped the froth from his face, and, !
compressing his teeth tightly to prevent
any of the poisonous saliva exuding from
> his mouth, kissed the lips which he had so
often pressed in love and affection, and
then resolutely turning away, after bidding
her adieu forever, relapsed into a dreadful
paroxysm and died. The man who kept
tiie dog which bit Mr. Eokerson, after
knowing that it had been bitten by another
mad dog, a week before Mr. Eckerson'e
death gave him fifty dollars as compensa
tion for injuries sustained, and persuaded
Mr. Eckeraon to sign a paper of release
from further claims. The neighbors are
very indignant, and talk about olubbing
together to carry on a suit against the owner
of the dog on behalf of the widow and or
phans.? Trenton True American .
One of the soldiers who shot Marshal
>Tey, in 1815, died on the 1st of January,
IftS'i, at the advanced age of ninety-two
years, at the pcor-houee of the city of
bhs\it France,
| Hcportcd for the Baltimore Bnn.
Baltimore Conference of tbo Metho
dist Episcopal Chnrch Aonth.
Bishop Wightman in the chair. J !
Ret. Mr. Rowzie, of the Virginia Con
i ference, was introduced. The case of B;
j 8. Highly "wm Called up and again defer
! rcd? The second question of general mi
i ntitOs Was called, whon the characters of
; George W. Lightner, William G. Hancock
I (who passed two examinations and was
, elected to deacon's orders), William H. D.
| Harper, Edward H. Henry, Sydnor C. Fer
Sisson, Charles C. Wertenbaker, David
ash, William Wade, and Robert Ro3B, wero
examined and paosed. Ignatius Waters
was discontinued at his own request.
The third question of the general minutes
was oalled, and the characters of Rufus
Wilson, Waiter W. Watts, H. Monroe Strick
ler, Silas R. Snapp, James F, Clark (passed
two examinations), and James Higgins,
were examined and passed. W. Marshall
Hiner and John H. Meredith were discon
tinued by their own request.
The following ministers were introduced : j
Rev. Mr. Cunnygham, Kentuoky Confer
ence ; Rev. Mr. BucKner, West Virginia
j Conference ; Rev. John H. Linn, Louisville
I Conference.
The candidates for deacon's orders were
called before the altar and questisned ac
cording to the usual form by Bishop Wight
man, who, in a very practical and feeling
manner, addressed them relative to the no
i lemnity of the vows they were about to as
sume, and the responsibilities and duties of
their high mission.
The sixth question of the general minutes
was called, and the characters of John T.
Maxwell, Isaac W. Canter, Milton A. Tay
lor, Benjamin F. Ball, James R. Van Horn,
and John T. James, were examined and
passed. Concerning the laBt-named gen
tleman, quite a number of the members of
the Conference spoke in terms of praise as
a man of whose purity of life and devotion
to his Master's work were praiseworthy in
The following ministers were introduced :
Rev. Dr. Frost, Chatsworth Methodist
church; Rev. Dr. Bennett, Virginia Con
ference ; Rev. Dr. Duncan, President of
Randolph Macon College ; Rev. Dr. Strobel,
Lutheran church.
The seventh question of the general
minutes was called, and the characters of
L. B. Madison, Maybury G. Balthis, E. T.
R. Trippe, Joseph Crickenberger, Charles
L. Dameron, and Lucius D. Baldwin (trans
ferred from Texas Conference), were ex
amined and passed. Judge Hammell, lay
delegate, represented strongly the ability,
diligence, and success of M. G. Balthis.
The transfer of W. C. Malloy from the
North Georgia Conference was announced.
The eighth question of the general mi
nutes was called, and the following local
preachers were elected to deacon's orders :
William Richardson, Peter Parker, Nelson
Castile, John Markwood, George H. Wil
liams, and Abraham Hogan.
Rev. Dr. Nice was introduced.
The tenth question of the general mi
nutes was called, and John S. Trone, a local
deacon, was elected to elder's orders.
Tho oase of B. S. Highly was again
called up, and, after representations by
Rev. Messrs. Heterick and Eggleston, was
laid over until Monday, and made the or
der of the day for 10 o'clock.
A letter from Rev. Mr. Blackwell takiDg
leave of the Conference, expressing his
high regard for it, and his prayers for its
future prosperity, was read, and a motion
offered by Rev. G. G. Brooke and J. S.
Martin cordially reciprocating his kind
feelings, &c., was adopted. Conference
then adjourned.
New York News. ? New York , March
7. ? Governor Hoffman has resigned the
I Grand Sacliemcy of Tammany, and Wil
liam M. Tweed has been elected his suc
It is stated that several boxes of guineas
of the coinage of George 111. have been re
covered from the wreck of the British
frigate Hussar, Bunk in East river in 178-i,
Wendell Phillips, in a lecture at Jersey
City last evening, commented rather favor
ably on Grant's inaugural. He urged a
vigorous and, if necessary, sanguinary
policy towards the South as tho only means
to secure lasting peace.
The Indians? War Ended? Subjuga
tion of all Refractory Tribes. ? New
York , March 7. ? A Bpecial dispatch re
ceived here from Fort Hays, March Cth,
says the Indian war has ended.
Affairs at Medicine Bluff creek are in a
highly satisfactory condition. The Indians
are convinced that they can find protec
tion at no season of the year, and the cam
paign has already proved a salutary lesson.
There is not a hostile Indian within the
limits of the Missouri department. All the
refractory tribes have been entirely sub
dued. The few that have not come in but
have made promises have been driven far
out of the department. The troops are in
fine health.
The weather is cold. Camp Supply, at the
forks of the North Canadian, will be kept
for the present.
St. Louis j March 7. ? A dispatch received
this evening from Omaha says trains on
the Union Pacific railroad which have
been so long blocked up by snow in the
Black Hills passed through to the terminus
yesterday. The eastward bound through
train reached Laramie this afternoon.
Sudden Death of an Episcopal Minis
ten. ? Another very sudden death occurred
in this city on Saturday morning. The
Rev. Charles Gillette, of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
had been on a visit to this city for several
days. On Saturday morning, after break
fasting, he started out amid the storm of
wind and snow to viBit some friends, and
about] 10j?? o'clock stepped into Wilson's
Hotel and" requested to see a city direc
tory. The book was handed him, and just
as he was about opening its pages he sank
to the floor and expired immediately. ? Bal
timore Sun , 8 th.
A Drover Robbed. ? Philadelphia , March
7. ? A drover named James Ames, from
Ohio, was robbed of $3,000 in a hotel in
this city last night by two men with whom
he became acquainted in the street and
who took him to their room. After he slept,
they lowered themselves to the street by a
rope and escaped. No arrests har# *>9en
Colored Free Masons. ? The St. jvosfs
Free Mason has declared against negro
lodges. That paper says the fanct^isn of
the hour has raised tho question, and fn-crd
it upon the attention of Masons- Thi 8t.
Louis Free Mason takes the ground that
negroes should u be left .inat whoro they
are." Of such white Masons as loo.^ with
favor upon negro lodges, the Free I-'ason
Bays if the brain of suoh bigota is dissected
there will be found two bumps ? "self
esteem " and " obstinacy." It says " our
ancient craft legislated alone for men of
their own oolor, and we deny that any but
the Caucasian race were ancient Masons."
And then the Free Mason goes on to argue
from mechanics that negroes ought not to
be recognized as Masons. It says the
" woolly -head race of Africa never pro
duced a single architect or builder," and
adds that 44 any man who will pretend to
say that the negro is the same in hia phy
sical construction bb any other race simply
proves himself too ignorant to be argued
Ernest Sohienberg, editor of the Fort
Schritte, published in Jefferson City, Mo.,
and enrolling clerk of the lower House of
the Missouri Legislature, was killed Thurs
day night at Hennaun, on the Pacific rail
It is understood to be the intention of the
Most Rev, Archbishop Spalding to visit
Rome ia October next.
Admiral Tucker. ? Wo have received
recent news of Admiral John R. Tucker
and Captain Walter It. Butt, who are in
the Peruvian service, engaged in the explo
ration and survey of the Amazon river.
Their large circle of friends in Virginia
and their old comrades in the conntr j trill
be pleaeed to learn that they are in excel
lent health. Captain MoCorkle, who was
attached to the same Peruvian commission,
has returned to the United States, and is
now in Philadelphia, suffering from rheu
matism. He was compelled to rctarn on
account of ill health. ? Petersburg Express.
A Great Labor Strike in Prospect. ?
The New York Tribune says the journey
men tailors of that city, emboldened by the
result of the clothing outters' strike, are
about to inaugurate a movement of like
oharaoter. This contest will probably prove
one of the most exciting of the kind which
has ever taken place in that city, the em
ployers in many instances being opposed to
the advance, while the men are by no
means aa firmly united as many other trades
in the city. There are at present about
15,000 journeymen tailors in New York and
vicinity, but a very small portion of whom
are members of the Union. Of the above
number there are about 2,000 first-class
tailors, a large number of whom are mem
bers of the different tailors' societies.
These men are now receiving thirty cents
per hour, and the demand will be for a
return to the old rate, which is twenty-five
per cent, advance on that amount.
A Female Captain op a Ship.? Cap
tain McQuire, of the ship Chieftain, of
Philadelphia, which arrived at New York
on the 2d instant from Calcutta, was taken
sick when five weeks out, and the ship was
brought home by his wife. Mrs. McGuire
has sailed with her husband for twenty
years, and knows every rope and spar
absard ship. Captain McQuire and his
crew were taken sick several years ago,
when in command of a brig, and his wife
navigated the vessel to port with scarcely
any assistance.
The Winter in Vermont.? -Travelling
in Vermont has been marked by eome no
vel incidents this winter. A Montpelier
gentleman, en route with horse and sleigh
and hired man for a place twenty miles
distant, was near his destination, when the
horse stepped out of the path and was in
stantly buried in the snow. The hired man,
jumping out to rescue the horse, found him
self in the same fix as the horse, except his
head and shoulders. His employer, with
astonishment, shouted, "Do you touch bot
tom f " After a short struggle and some
excitement, his reply was, " No ; I am
standing on the top rail of a fence ? at least
five feet from the bottom." They had the
good luck to escape from the unpleasant
predioament, and returned home.
Grant. ? He never told his Cabinet,
But let prim silence, like a corn i' the foot.
Torture their anxious souls; he smiled In
thought ;
He sat like a fellow holding four kings and an
Calm and serene.
There are over three thousand music
teachers in New York.
A New York bride recently had a New
York hotel given her as a wedding gift.
Mrs. Lincoln is said to be engaged in
writing memoirs of her times.
New York has seventy banks, with $70,
000,000 capital, held by 30,000 sharehold
The winter of 1868- 9 is said to have
been at sea the most tempestuous on re
The Chestertown (Md.) papers record the
death of Dr. John Edward Hall, who was a
surgeon in the late Confederate army.
A schoolmate of John and Charles Wes
ley, aged one hundred and four years, is
living in Brooklyn.
Labor in Florida is scarce, and planters
are sejading to Georgia and Carolina for
Immense quantities of wheat are still
held by Minnesota farmers. They refuse
to sell at present prices.
A farmer in Washington Territory brags
of having eaten bread from flour made of
wheat sown only four months before.
The annual earnings of the washerwo
men of the United States are said to amount
to forty millions of dollars.
Carlotta Patti will sing in this country
next winter under the management of
Max Strakosch.
A Paris physician recommends seven
vapor baths as a remedy for hydropho
An American ex-brigadier general of
volunteers is giving drawing letsons in
The New York Post heads the senatorial
confirmation of a batch of Mr. Johnson'B
appointments on Monday " A Wanton In
sult to Grant."
The sale of horseflesh as food increases
in France, but by no means so rapid as the
more earnest advocates of the movement
could wiBh.
In Otsego, New York, an estate of $3,300
has just been settled. The heirs get three
dollars apiece. The balance went to costs
and the lawyers.
Fifteen hundred women in Centre county,
Pa., have appended their signs manual to
a petition praying the courts to grant no
more liquor licenses.
A colored man from Zanesville, Ohio, has
startled the citizens of Washington, Pa., by
laying olaim to the major portion of that
borough, basing his claims on a will alleged
to have been made to his grandmother by
one of the Hodges, original owners of land
on which the town is built.
Ttfe last war between the Atlantic trunk
lines for the trade for and from common
points in the West lasted only ten days,
terminating on the 27th day of February.
The New York Tribune says Vanderbilt
won the belt, and makes the Commodore's
performance in the premises the next " big
thing " to his eighty per cent, dividend on
New York Central capital shares.
n-Tlng rented out our store, we will positively
CLOSE BUSINESS OQ tfcO 16th March.
mi Main street, opposite Tyler's Jewelry store,
mh 8? lw
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Spbciazi Tbleoba* to thb Dibpxtch.
Washinotok, March 8, 1869.
&c., See.
The disability of Mr. Stewart in the
matter of the Cabinet appointment and the
manner in which this difficulty is to be
disposed of has formed the theme of gene
ral conversation in all circles to-day.
Quite an excitement was manifested on (he
subject at the capitol, in the Senate cham
ber and galleries thereof, and especially
among offioials in the departments. Various
rumors prevail, among them one that Mr.
Stewart had determined to decline the ap
pointment of Secretary of the Treasury ;
that the President would withdraw his
message to the Senate of last Satur
day asking special legislation to re
move the disability of Mr. Stewart ;
that Governor Boutwell would there
upon bo appointed ; that Judge Hoar
would then decline the office of Attorney
General ; that Massachusetts, thus getting
the office of Secretary of the Treasury,
would lose the Attorney-Generalship ; that
Now York would get the latter, and that
either Edwards Pierrepoint or Lyman Tre
main would be appointed Attorney-General.
Not one^of these rumors and predictions
was verified by actual fact, but from the
very best of authority your correspondent
gathers that there is probability that nearly
all of these reports are the forerunners of
occurrences that are likely to transpire
within the next twenty-four hours. The
truth seems to be that whilst the law clearly
forbids Mr. Stewart from discharging the
office of Secretary of the Treasury, he
being engaged in trade and commerce,
there are pending against him several
charges for fraudulent importations of
goods. Nevertheless, his desire to hold
the position of Secretary is so great that
he has been struggling in every way to put
aside the difficulties that obstruct his path
to the Secretary's office, and has suggested
much of that which has been proposed in
the way of repeal of laws, &c., in his in
dividual interest.
A large number of telegrams have
been received, on the one hand urging
the removal of Stewart's disabilities, and
on the other hand suggesting his with
drawal and the appointment of another in
his stead. The fact is that Mr. Stewart
cannot overcome the obstacles that are in
the way of his entering upon the office of
Secretary. He cannot consistently be re
leased from, nor can he transfer to a
successor, the penalty that he has in
curred if it be true that he has fraud
ulently imported goods ; and it would be
manifestly improper that he should take
the office of Secretary while these charges
remain undetermined by the proper judi
cial tribunal. Outside of the allegations
the well-founded objection remains that it
would be injudicious to set aside a whole
some general statute simply to accommo
date a single individual. The sentiment of
the Senate is decidedly averse to special le
gislation in Mr. Stewart's behalf, although
the majority, probably, of senators aud re
presentatives would be willing, if General
Grant insists upon it, to so adjust the law
as to enable Mr. Stewart to hold the office
of Secretary of the Treasury.
It is stated that Mr. Stewart's wife urges
her husband to make any sacrifices in erder
that he may enjoy the honor of a Cabinet
officer, and to that end that he give up his
commercial businees for a year at least,
and devote the proceeds thereof in the
mean time to charitable purposes.
General Grant and the several members
of his Cabinet now here have had three
consultations as to the Stewart embarrass
ment, and, fully appreciating the difficulty*
have determined that it would be best that
another appointment for Secretary of the
Treasury be made.
It appears to be well settled that General
Grant intends to appoint Governor Bout
well, or, if the latter will not accept, then
some other gentleman from Massachusetts,
to the office of Secretary of the Treasury.
But Massachusetts cannot have two mem
bers of the Cabinet, and New York must have
one, therefore Secretary Washburne tele
graphed Judge Hoar in substance that it
would relieve the Administration of an
embarrassment if he (Judge Hoar) would
decline the office of Attorney-General ; to
which Judge Hoar replied that he was
ready to do anything in his power to pro
mote the interests and assist the adminis
tration of General Grant, but that he pre
ferred that the whole matter be held in
abeyance until his arrival in Washington,
where he expected to be on Tuesday (to
morrow) ; and so the matter now rests
awaiting the arrival of J udge Hoar. Mean
time it is given out by those who should
know that positively Governor Boutwell
will be appointed to-morrow Secretary of
the Treasury, and that either Edwards
Pierrepoint or Lyman Tremain, of New
York, will be nominated for Attorney
At the Senate caucus this morning, the
difficulties and probabilities being gene
rally understood, the subject of Stewart's
disabilities was not discussed or deter
mined. Matters in the Treasury Depart
ment, Interior Department, and Attorney
General's office, are at a stand-still, await
ing the arrival of the coming men.
At the caucus of Republican senators
this morning, after nominating the stand
ing committees, a committee of five, con
sisting of Senators Sherman, Edmunds,
Trumbull, Stuart, and Pool, were appointed
to oonsider and decide, in conjunction
with a similar committee of the House,
what legislation is neoessary, and to name
such measures att only should be adopted
with a view of making the session of the
Senate as short as possible. The Senate
committee met this afternoon and came to
the conclusion that it would not be neces
sary to pass more than a dozen measures at
this session, including the oiwil tenure bill,
the Indian appropriation bill, the banking
redistribution bill, gold sales bill, and the
Schenck national credit bill. To accom
plish this legislation it is believed -that
Congress need not continue here longer
than thirty days ; but the Senate may con
tinue longer for exeoutive business.
It is reported this evening that Mr. Stew
art, in an interview with General Grant
this morning, verbally placed his resigna
tion at the latter's disposal. Stewart days,
however, that if neceesary he will transfer
all his private business and interests to
the control of three trustees, who shall have
exolosive management of it and distribute
the profits to orphans of aoldiers and sail
ors. He is willing but not anxious to accept
the Secretaryship.
Ex-President Johnson proposes to go to
Baltimore on Thursday, return here on
Friday, and immediately proceed to hia
home in Tennessee.
A delegation of Tennesseeana called on
President Grant this morning to pay their
respects and talk over the distribution of
Federal patronage in Tennessee.
The Arkansas and Louisiana senators
have agreed upon united action as to Fede
ral patronage in those States. They have
determined that another Supervisor shall
be appointed in place of Creecy, but his
succeasor ia not named, and that H. Hutch
inson shall be appointed in place of Wolfley,
assessor of the first district.
Numerous candidates for succession to
the Federal offices in Cincinnati, Chicago,
St. Louis, Pittsburg, New York, Philadel
phia, and Boston, are awaiting the settle
ment of the Cabinet question in order to
make regular sieges upon the Administra
tion for the fat offices within its gift.
Delano, Commissioner of Internal Reve
nue, is to take tho office next Thursday ;
mean time the bureau is to be removed to
the north wing of the Treasury building.
Senator Doolittle leaves here next week
to resume his residence and law practice
in Wisconsin.
Senator Cattell received this afternoon a
dispatch from Mr. Borie stating that he
would be in Washington to-night, but pro
mising nothing as to his acceptance of the
office of Secretary of the Navy.
Mr. George H. Stewart has been sent for,
and will arrive with Mr. Borie, and if the
latter declines it is reported that Mr. Stew
art will be nominated in his place.
associated. Press Telegrasis.
Washington, March 8. ? The Accounts
Committee have finally sanctioned the
amount ordered by the House, and Colonel
Hunt and Menard (colored), the contestants
from Louisiana, have received $2,500 each
for expenses.
The senatorial caucus took no action in
the case of A. T. Stewart. It is understood
that his resignation ia in the hands of the
President, and that another name ? Bout
well, it is said ? will be sent in.
The revenue receipts to-day were $625,
General Sheridan comes here immedi
ately on telegraphic order.
Colonel William G. Mooro, late secretary
of President Johnson, is ordered to duty
under Paymaster Brice. Captain Wright
Reaves, also a secretary of Mr. Johnson,
has a year leave of absence to go to Europe.
There was no action taken by either the
President or Congress to-day regarding the
case of Secretary Stewart. Mr. Stewart
proposes, unless Congress removes the diffi
culty, to make an absolute transfer and
disposition of all the profits and interests
of his business while he remains in the
office to three prominent gentlemen as trus
tees, to have the absolute use of the profits
and revenues for the public charities of
New York city, the trustees to select tho
charities and be vested with absolute con
trol, Mr. Stewart thereby divesting himself
of any interest whatever in his business.
The applications for office are over
whelming, but none are considered by the
President unless made to the Cabinet officer
in charge of the department where the
office solicited is located.
The President receives official visitors
daily between the hours of 10 and 12 o'clock ;
after that time there is no admittance except
of Cabinet officers or by appointment. The
Cabinet meets Tuesdays and Fridays, and
on those days only general visitors will be
received from 10 o'clock till noon.
General Sherman formally assumes the
command of the army to-morrow.
Washington, March 8. ? Senate. ? Bills
were introduced to prevent private sales of
gold and securities by the Treasury ; to re
quire autographs to applications for the re
moval of political disabilities ; and to
amend, the judicial system.
The resolution for a joint committee on
disabilities was tabled.
A bill to enforce the fourteenth amend
ment and secure a republican form of go
vernment in Georgia was referred to the
Judiciary Committee.
The bill erasing the word " white " from
the charter and ordinances of the District
of Columbia was passed.
Balloting for chaplain was had, and
resulted :
1 8t Ballot. 2d Ballot.
Rev. Mr. Newman 22 35
Rev. Mr. Chester 10 7
Rev. Mr. "Wetherington 10 7
Rev. Mr. Grey 7 5
Rev. Mr. Bates 6 0
Rev. Mr. Nonrse 2 7
Rev. Mr. Kelley 1 0
Bev. Mr. Newman was declared elected.
During the contest Mr. Yates, of Illinois,
said he conceded the merits of Rev. Mr.
Newman as a political preacher were un
surpassed, but he thought it was time to
have a little less politics and a little more
religion in the prayers. They had politics
enough in the Senate without putting them
into the prayers.
The standing committees were announced,
with the following chairmen : Finance,
Sherman; Foreign Affairs, Sumner; Ap
propriations, Feesenden ; Commerce, Cban
ler ; Manufacturing, Morton ; Agriculture,
Cameron ; Military, Wilson ; Naval, Grimes ;
Judiciary, Trumbull ; Postal, Ramsey ;
Lands, Pomeroy ; Private Lands, Williams ;
Pensions, Edmunds ; Revolutionary Claims,
Yates ; Claims, Howe ; District of Colum
bia, Hamlin ; Patents, Willey ; Territories,'
Nye ; Pacifio Railroads, Howard ; Mines,
8tewart ; Education, Drake ; Revision of
Laws, Conkling.
Bouse. ? The House is not in session.
Georgia Eesislatnre? Political.
Atlanta, Ga., March 8. ? The Senate
to-day passed the general education bill.
The Republican State Convention re
cently in session here adopted a resolution
to the effect that the government of Georgia
is aa completely'under the control of those
who spurn the Government of the United
States and the policy of Congress aa it was
during the rebellion, and cannot, therefore,
be recognized aa legally or actually recon
structed. Congress is therefore urgently
asked to provide for the rigid enforcement
of the reconstruction laws by reassembling
the persons elected to the Legislature in
April last, and the exclusion therefrom of
persons ineligible under the laws. This
resolution was adopted instead of one pro*
pesing the recalling of the State Conven
Madrid, March 8.? An incendiary fire
occurred at the Royal barracks to-day.
Romk, March 8.? The report of the
Pope's death ia unfounded.
Offnt Xzdtcmeoi in Prt??ib?ff-j
What the Radical* arc Doing.
Petebsbttbq, March 8, 1869 .
Arriving trains this evening brought
large numbers of delegates to the Bepubli
can Convention to be held here to-morrow.
Over one hundred and ten are estimated to
be present, and probably half that number
of outsiders. From all indications the
Convention will be a stormy one. The
Wells forces seem to be in the minority,
while the disaffected portion of the party,
who have chosen Clements for the Governor
ship, appear largely in the majority. Not
withstanding this, however, Judge Bond
and others who are here in the Wells inte- |
rest claim that they can poll ninety votes
out of all that will be present.
It is expected that the State Executive
Committee, who are working for Wells, will
so gerrymander the delegates as they pre
sent themselves for admission that they
will secure a majority of the votes. j
The opposition are determined not to be
cheated, and they will marshal their forces
in the Convention peaceably if they can,
forcibly if any resistance is offered them.
Among these latter, sentiment seems to be
divided as to the names of Clements, 1
Chandler, and E. Y. Thomas, for th? Gov
ernorship, but the former is decidedly the
more popular. The respective tickets, as
at present, stand as follows : On the one J
hand, H. H. Wells, of Alexandria, for
Governor; James C. Taylor, of Mont
gomery, for Lieutenant-Governor ; Robert
Boiling, of Petersburg, for Attorney- Gene
ral ; and Watkins James, of Shenandoah,
for Congressman at Large. The other ticket I
is: J. H. Clements, of Portsmouth, for
Governor ; John F. Lewis, of Rockingham, I
for Lieutenant-Governor ; Thomas R. Bow
den (present incumbent) , for Attorney- I
General; and A. M. Crane, of Winchester,
for Congressman at Large.
On the Wells side the name of W. H.
Tlatt, of this city, will be presented for the
presidency of the Convention, and that of
George Tucker, formerly of Alexandria, by
the opposition.
The greatest excitement exists, and
crowds of negroes could be seen at every
corner this evening talking and gesticula- 1
ting in an extraordonary manner. |
Private caucussing, in hotel rooms, of the 1
Wella faction is now going on, but their
regular caucus has been postponed until I
to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. The op
posing faction hold their caucus to-night.
It is stated authoritatively that charges
of an extraordinary nature will be pre
ferred to-morrow, in the Convention, of I
corruption against certain high officials of
the State which will involve a large num
ber of others. j
All the working men of the party seem
to be here in the interest of Clements, and
if that ticket is not successful his support
ers will bolt and form an alliance with the
new movement. A new nominating con
vention in that event would be called. |
Fearful Accident at Chicago.
Chicago, March 8. ? The roof of a burn
ing building gave way last night, precipi- ]
tating four firemen who were on it into the
flames beneath. The bodies have not been
The Weather South.
Savannah, Ga., March 8.? The weather
is very cold here, and ice formed this morn
ing. Wind N. N. E.
Canadian Confederation.
St. John's, N. F., March 8.? The New
foundland Legislature has voted in favor of
confederation with the Dominion.
The Haytien War.
Havana, March 8. ? Advices from Hayti
say that Salnave had attacked Auxcays
by sea and land, and had been repulsed.
Grain and Flonr Markets,
Corn ahd Flour Exchaj?ob, >
Eicbmosd, Va., March 8, 1669. >
Wheit.? White, 228 bushels, Bed, 138 bushels.
Mixed, 9S bushels.
Corn.? White, 1,640 bushels. Mixed, 1,192
Oats.? 2,56S bushels.
Rye. ? 2o bushel*.
licrdsyruss^setd. ? IS bushels.
"Wheat. ?"White, 134 bushels good at $1.90; 14
bushels prime at $2, 40 bushels at $1.70? total,
2S8 bushels. Red, 128 bushels fair at $1.60, 10
bushelsat $1.65? total, 138 bushels. Mixed, 64
bushels at $1.72M, 22 bushels at $1.30, 22 bush
els at $1.70? total, 88 bushels.
Corn.? White, 356 bushels prime at 66c. ; 258
bushels damaged on private terms ; 676 bush
els prime at 66c. ; 200 bushels very good at
65c.? total, 1,4.00 bushels. Mixed, 00 bushels
slightly damp at 63c.; 1,028 bushels prime at
85c. ; 114 bushels very damp at 80c.? total,
1,192 bushels.
Oats.? 118 bushels prime at 65c. ; 28 bushels
common at 60c.; 212 bushels fair at 62c.? total,
358 bushels.
Rye.? 6 bushels Inferior at $1.30 ; 14 bushels
prime at $1.40 ? total, 20 bushels.
Wheat.? White, 134 bushels. Bed, 12Sbushels.
Mixed, 9S bushels.
(kits. ? 1,000 bushels.
Jkrdsyrass teed.? 18 bushels.
Corn active at an advance of lc. on Satur
day's rates for white. Wheat a little more ac
tive without any Improvement in price. Oats
dull and unchanged. R\je? But little doing.
New York.
In New York on the 6:h Instant southern
Flour dull; sales at $6.20 to $0.73 for common
to fair extra, and $6.60 to $12 for good to choice
extra. Wluat dull and lower ; ?ales 22,000
bushels at $1.44 to $1.45 for No. 2 spring, and
$1.62 for No. 1 spring. Cbrn, lc. lower; Bales
41,000 bushels at 94 to 95^c. for new mixed
western. Rye more steady ; sales 5,000 bush
els western at $1.39. Barley? Sales of Hunga
rian at $2.18 ; Canada "West, $2.18 ; and Ger
man, $2.28. Oats without change ; sales 40,000
bushels at 74Mc. for western in itore, and
76>6c. afloat.
Wilmington, If. C.
In Wilmington, N. (J., on the 6th instant
Corn was quoted at $1.05 to $1.13 from store,
and cargo at $1. Oats, 90c. to $1. PtanuLs, $1.62
to $2. Tar, 3c. lower ; sales at $2.33.
Norfolk, Va.
In Norfolk on the 3th instant there wore
sales of 350 bushels PtanuLs at $3 (they are
quoted at $3 to $3.16); 1,700 bnshels mixed Corn
at 83c. (white is quoted at 85c. and yellow at
88c.). 40,000 Staves were sold as follows : White
oak hogshead, $60; culls, $23; red oak hogs
head $3S; culls, $23. Sales of 600 bushels of
Oats at 72Hc.
Chicago, 111.
In Chicago on the 27 th ultimo the amount of
grain In store was : Wheat, 1,4C0,O57 bushels;
corn, 1,713,472 bushels; oats, 740,429 bnshels;
rye, 127,967 bushels; barley, 164,723 bushels.
At the Open Board in the afternoon a fair
business was transacted In No. 2epring Wheat,
but prices declined fully Mc. per bushel, sales
transpiring at$1.13)6(?$l.l4? closing at the in
side figure. Corn closed dull at 3Sc. Other
grains more neglected. In the evening til ere
were some "wash" sales of wheat atftl.13^,
but legitimate buyers offered $l.l3tt. Pro
visions were dull and prices nominally un
Llvo Hogs were firmer and more active at
previous prices on shipping and packing ac
count; sales at $!>@$'j.62)4 for common and
light, [email protected]$10.12>4 for fair to medium, and
at [email protected]$10.90 for good to choice lota.
Savannah^ Ga. *
In Savannah, Ga., Com lc quoted at $1.20 1<?
?1.22* from wharf, and $IM to $U0 from
store. Gala, from wharf, In bulk, 80 to Me.i
from store, 91 to $1.05 for feed black seed
oate, H.10? ' . > 'lr
Baltimore, !Wd.
In Baltimore on the 6th instant receipts of
Wheat only 1,884 bushels red; sale* of prima
white at 0J.2O, prime Pennsylvania red at
?1.83, (food Pennsylvania red at I1.7S, prima
Virginia Yalleyred at $2.20. Offerings of Cbrn,
10,800 bushels white and 7, M0 bushels yellow;
market le. higher.; sales 7,500 bushels prime
white at 85 to 89c. (this it Richmond price to
day) ; too bushels fair to good at 80 to 84c.; 800
bushels western whits at 83c., in store; 8,000
bushels yellow at DO to P2c.; 1,500 bnshels
western mixed at 83c., in store. Oat*? Wo sales
reported. }ty?? Western, $1.53. Ctover Arm ;
sales 350 bushels in one lot at 910.37; Jobbing
lots, $10.23 to $10.30. Timothy, 93.65 to $3.73.
Flax, $2.30 to $2.33.
Tobacco Market*.
March 8.? At the Richmond Tobacco Ex
change to-day offerings at auction were 88
packages; of which 15 were taken in, and the
balance sold from $4 20 to $39.30. Breaks
during the week were 914 hogsheads, J18
tierces, and 50 boxes. Quotations for now are:
Lug* ? Shipping (green or unripe), common
to medinm, [email protected]$5.50 ; ripe, in good order,
$5 [email protected]$7; ripe, in softordor, f.'<.50?$?.50; work
ing, common to medium, $4.75^15.50 ; working,
good, [email protected]%7; bright smoking or working,
common to medium, 18. [email protected]$15; bright smoking
or working, good to fine, $13?5$25.
Leaf. ? Shipping? Short, dark, in good order,
[email protected]$8.50; short, dark, in soft order, $9Q
$7.50; long, dark, in good order, [email protected]$i0.50 ;
long, dark, In softorder, [email protected]$9. Stemming,
short and long, $7.50?*12.30; bright wrap
pers, medium to good, $is<$t30 ; bright wrap
pers, line to extra, [email protected]$5l.
Market rather weaker for all sorts of ship
ping -which have not decided quality and good
order. For bright tobacco, whether smokers,
workers, or wrappers, the market is very
lively, and prices aro folly kept up. The
French Government want 3,000 hogsheads
Virginia tobacco. This is 1,000 hogsheads
more than last year. The contract will be
awarded on the 12th April.
St. Louis, Mo.
In St. Louis on the 3d instant breaks were
small and mostly of poor quality. Western
manufacturers were the principal buyers.
Shippers out of the market except at prices
below the views of sellers, who, on the
strength of the small supply, were anwil
ling to make concessions.
Cincinnati, O.
In Cincinnati on the 3d instant there was a
fair demand for Leaf , and market steady at
full prices.
Louisville, Ky.
In Louisville, Ky., on the 3d instant the
market was active and prices firmer; receipts
liberal ; sales, 173 hogsheads with 18 rejec
tions; prices ranged from $3.05 to $15.25.
Quotations were: Trash, $3.25 to $4; lugs,
common to good, $5 to $7; leaf, common, $7 to
$9; good to line, $10 to $16. Cutting Leaf?Lugs,
$6 to $8; common leaf, 19 to $12; good to
choice, $14 to $25. Manufacturing Leaf? Com
mon fillers, $6 to $S ; good fillers, $8 to $10 ;
common wrappers, $11 to $12 ; mahogany wrap
pers, $10 to $16 ; common bright wrappers, $18
to $25; good bright wrappers, $25 to $30; fine
bright wrappers, $40 to f60.
Domestic Markets? fBr Tklkobaph].
Nkw York, March 8.? Noon.? Stocks firm.
Money easy at 7 per cent. Exchange, 10834.
Gold, 131%. 5-20's, '82, 118J<. North Carolina
6's, 62?i ; new, 63. Virginia 6's, ex-coupons,
57; new, 60. Tennessee 6's, ex-coupons, 67 ;
new, 05 %.
Flour dull without decided change. Wheat
quiet and rather more steady. Corn a shade
firmer. Pork quiet; new mess, $31.25. Steam
lardquiet; barrels, 19J?c. Cotton firm at 29Mc.
Turpentine quiet ut WMc. Kosin quiet at $2.50
@*2.55. Freights dull.
Evening. ?Cotton firm ; sales of 1,900 bales
at29Jic. Flour dull and favors buyers, with
unchanged prices. Wheat closed a shade
firmer. Corn very scarce and a shade better;
new mixed western, [email protected] Mess pork quiet
and unsettled at t31.12%(?$31.25 for new, and
*[email protected] for old. Lard quiet at [email protected])4c.
Whiskey quiet at 9554c. Rice more active
but weak; Rangoon, [email protected] Sugar steady
and quiet. Turpentine, ?4<@54J4c. Rosin, $2.40
@$2.48. Freights declining; cotton per steam,
Governments steady; fi-20's, '62, 11S??.
Southern securities firm. North Carolina 6's,
63; new, 58)4. South Carolina 6's, 71 ; new,
69. Virginia 6's, new, 60; old, 57. Money, 6
@7 per cent. Sterling steady at 108%. Gold
closed firm at 13 1 )? . Stocks closed strong and
Baltimore, March 8.? Cotton firmer but not
higher ; quoted at 29c. Flour quiet and
steady. Wheat firm ; prime Valley, $2.10?
@?2.20. Corn firm ; white, [email protected] ; yellow,
[email protected] Oats dull at 72c. Mess pork quiet at
$32 30 Bacon in good demand; shoulders, 16c.
Virginia 'J's, coupons, old, 67; now, 61.
North Carolina 6's, old, 62U ; new, 5SM.
Cincinnati, March 8.? Whiskey in good de
mand at 91c. Provisions dull with no demand ;
mess pork, $31.50 offered. Lard active at [email protected]
lS>4c. Bulk meata firmer and 12Kc. refused
for shoulders. Bacon firm and more doing;
clear sides, 17c. ; shoulders held at 1334c.
Sugar-cured hams, [email protected] 18Mc.
Lorisvir.LB, March 8.? Mess pork, $31.60.
Lard, 18?ic. Bacon? Shoulders, 14c.; clear
aides, 17*c. Flour, [email protected]|d. Corn, [email protected]
Whiskey, 92c.
New Ori.eanr, March 8.? Cotton in fair de
mand ; middlings, 28Mc.; sales, 3,000 bales;
receipts since Saturday, 3,676 bales. Sugar
dull; common, 12 ?ic. ; prime, 14??c.; yellow
clarified, 16?c. Molasses ? Prime, [email protected]%c.
Gold, 132}$. New York sight, He. premium.
Foreign Markets? [Bt Teliqbaph].
London, March 8.? Noon. ? Consols, 923<.
United States bonds firm at S2M. Sugar, 39s.
London, March 8.? Evening.-? Turpentine,
328. 3d.
L i v b a[p o o l March 8. ? Soon.? Cotton
quiet; uplands, [email protected] ; Orleans, 12l*@
12??d.; estimated sales, 10,000 bales. After
noon. ?Cotton active ; uplands, ri>?d. ; Or
leans, 12', id. ; sales, 12,000 bales. Bacon, 69s.
Lard, 74s. Tallow. 46s. 9d.
Liverpool, March 9.? Evening. ? Cotton
qaiet; uplands, 12%d.; Orleans, 12^d.; sales,
12,000 bales.
Havre, March 8. ?Cotton active; on the
spot, 142 >$f.; alloat, 144f.
CHICKEN KEMKDY.-A. certain core for
gapes and other diseases. Just received and for
sale by (fe 14] K. W. PoWlCKH.
Concentrated lye, by the c?e or
sln*le box, for sale by .
mh 1 Druggist*.
DEL1KK8 and UA8-F1XTURE8 of every de
scription, and warrant ibtm to took as good as
new. Give him a trill, at Broad street, mh ?
Richmond granite company.?
We are prepared to furnish the very best
quality GRANITE, dressed or undressed. In any
quantity. We will also build all kinds of GKAN
1TE WORK at short notice. Special attention
given to rough or dressed WaLL WORK, CEME
TERY WOkK, Ac., and all material furnished.
Office corner of Canal and seventh streets.
1* n_ *m ?ntvHnf<?n<Vnt.
NOTICE. ? Having now in my employ ft
good HOKSK-aHOKK, lam p rv pared to un
dertake work of that kind. The worst males and
hones will be shod promptly, and all other work
In my line done with neatness and dispatch- All
In want of good and substantial work will please
give me a call on Marshall, near Third street.
f? 1 X- P. QDELI>.
ing made arraugr xnenta to operate the Appo
mattox Paper Mill, we shall be prepared In a few
days to supply orders for
and would be gratified to famish 1U former cus
tomers and others.
Cur friends and customers In the Interior con
signing K a?8 to us will receive prompt returns at
PkTBit* bubo, March 4. 1W, mh <? tan
will find it to their Interest to advertise la
the MILTON CHRONICLE, published In Milton,
Caswell county. N. C. it la a Livn paper, with a
large circulation in a country ih?t trades in Rich,:
mond, and as an advertising medium la the rich
?alley of the Dan it has no superior. ,
Tenses : bame of other papers lathe up-counfcry.
f. O. CkXXOX. H. J. MEAD.
Slbscbiptiox H per annum In advance.
Circulates extensively In the counties of Prince
William, if air fax. Loudoun, Culpeper, and Rap
pahannock, as well as in Paaqoiec,
Liberal terms tg
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