Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune, 6 Aralık 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune dated 6 Aralık 1866 Page 1
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FROM WASHINGTON, Rumors of Secretary Sew ard’s Retirement. Reported Discovery of Stnpen. dous Frauds on the Government. Bill Framed Regulating the Tenure of Office. Action of the Senate Canons in the Case of Cowan, Doolittle, & Go., Sustained. Easiness Transacted in tlie House Cancus Last Evening, CONGRESS. Bill Introduced in the Senate for the Admission of Nebraska. Debate on the Bill lo Amend the Confiscation Act. Senator Sumner’s Speech in Favor of his Reconstruction Reso lutions. The Reconstruction Committee of last Session Reappointed, FROM CiMDA. The Fenian Trials to be Re sumed To-day. Chicago Citizen Arrested for Using Incendiary Language. Ml EUROPE. Further Arrests of Suspected Fenians. Hr. Jolin-on's Message has no Effect on the English Markets. The Pope to Eeoeive aEepresent ative From Italy. FROM MEXICO. Particulars Concernin'! tiie Late Occupation of Matamoras by United States Troous. FKOM WASHINGTON. [Special Despatch lo the Chicago Tribune] YTahiiinotos, Decembers. SENATE COMMITTEES. The Senate confirmed the action ol the Union caucus this forenoon. Messrs. Dixon, Doolittle, Cowan and Norton, gentlemen bolding leading, or at least important portion? on the several committees, now find themselves advanced backwards to the foot. Of the New Jersey Sena tors. Mr. Cattcll goes upon the Finance, Public lands and Agriculture, and Mr. Frelicgbuysen upon Ibc Judiciary, Pensions and Claims. Of the Tennessee Senators, Mr. Fowler goes upon the Manufactures, Foreign Relations and Territories, and Mr. Patterson on Commctce and District Affairs. Mr. Fogg, the new man from New Hamp shire, goes upon Fotcigu Relations, Claims and Revolutionary Claims. The Joint Committee on Retrenchment arc framing a bill regulating the tenure of office, in tended to prevent the Executive from pursuing such course as Mr. Johnson has followed during the past summer, 'jhe Committee hold daily sessions for tbc consideration of this subject. HOUSE CAUCUS. Althe Union cancus thts'evening Mr.Morrill pre-ided. Mr. lugereoll. Secretary of the com mittee of cine appointed at the last caucus, re ported, through Mr. Hart in favor of adopting the following measure?, to which the caucus agreed: l?t. That the next and every subsequent now Congress should commence ins session ou the 4th day of March, fid. That the Clerk should not put on the roll any Representative from any rebel State until il had a lawful State Government re cognized by Congress, and that no electoral vote should be counted from any Stale not at tbc I lime represented in Congress. 3d, That a special committee shall investigate the New Or leans murders and mob, report what ac tion should be taken, ' Including tbc question of organizing a Stale government for lhat State. 4tb, that a special Comm Uri-mer should be appointed to investigate Lac murder o Union soldi* r* by rebels In South Carolina, who were sentenced by Coart Martial to be shot, bat who were removed by orders from Washington to Delaware, and then released ou habits corpuf. It was stated that a certain high official had been paid flti,<*uU for services in the ease. sth, that the subject of confiscated land?, surrendered by the I'ic-itcnt to their former icbel owners, ibvuld be investigated, fitb. That the Pension Committee should be Instructed to inquire whether pensions stricken from the rolls since l'!*l bad been restored. Several members were delegated to perfect and introduce that mca«nro in Congress, among them General Scheuck and Wil son, of lowa. RAYMOND QUESTIONED. During the caucus Mr. Raymond was present. Inquiry was male as to hU right to sit. be having been a'me-mber ot tbc Pfllindclphla-Johnson Con vention. Mr. Raymond said be went to tnat Con vention in the hope of securing har mony. and with a view to maintain the Union party. He did not design to account with those opposed to the Republican Union party. He never did since, and does not r.ow. He supported the candidate? of the Re publican party In New York. Mr. 1-awrcncc, of O&io, Inquired If he still adhered to the doctrines of tbc address of the Philadelphia Convention, end especially that declaration therein, lhat the rebel Niatcs could not consent" to the adoption of the Constitutional Amendments without dishonor. Mr. Raymond said the address contained no snch declaration. He adhered to the address as be understood and construed it, but not in the sense which it bad been construed Lj ©there. He Intended now to act with the He* pahllcac party, and be endorsed all the propost- tions-enbmUted in tne caucus to-night. The can cus resolved lo leave It to the discre tion of Mr. Raymond to remain or sot, accoidlng to his conviction*. The caucus Raving agreed to the report cf the Committee of Nine, Mr. Scbci ck moved a general resolution that no gentleman who endorsed or adhireato tbc Philadelphia Address, could properly attend the cancus ot Union members. After more sharp discussion, the resolution was laid on the tabic, by yeas and nays—3S to 35. The caucus was very fab, and on all the points submitted, was unanimous, A RUMOR. The rumor that Rcverdy Johnson U to take aecat in the Cabinet comes from Ibe Montgomery Blair and Swann circles. It isaseben.o to give both of these latter gentlemen a seat in tbc Senate. The portfolio which they are attempting to ob tain for Senator Johnson is that of Mr. Seward, and Blair appears to thick it can be had. Incase of success, one of these worthies hopes to step into Senator Creswell’s seat and the other Into Senator Johnson’s. ALABAMA. Tbc Alabama legislature, before adjourning, 'telegraphed to certain panics in Johnson circles here regarding tbe chances of getting along with out ratifying tbc amendment, and it is understood thf.l tbe advice upon which it acted was to adjourn over and await events. wilt rAT or CONGRESSMEN. The movements regarding tbc repeal of the bill inacaslng members* pay, was incorrectly report ed. It was as follows; Mr. Lawrence, or Ohio, introduced a bill to eepeal the law of last session increasing the pay of Members of Cougrws.which was read allrat and second time aod referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Schenck moved an amendment, which, also, was referred fo tbc same Committee, lhat all payments made of tbe increased compensation should be refund ed. Ur. Lawrence, of Ohio, also introduced a bill'to reduce tbc mileage of Congress. Referred tu same committee. THE TARIFF BILL, committed to the Senate Finance Committee at the close ofUst session, has" not yet been taken up by tbcm, and probably nothing dccl-lve will be done with it before the holidays; certainly not tic til Mr. Special Commlsriorer Wells bands in tbe tariff report. He has been engaged upon it during tbe summer and Call. SJULINO TOGETHER AGAIN. 3be President having deceived his friends by failing to propose anffrage and amnesty, the Con servative Army and Navy Union, which had passed s resolution heartily endorsing such a step, last night repealed it, and thus placed itself alongside of A, J. again. CDIZF OF TOE BUREAU OP STATISTICS. The appointment oi Mr. Dalmac as Chief of the Bnrcan of Statistics, Instead of I>r. William Bldcr, for whom the pUce vu Intended, ha* excited much comment among Congressmen, who under stand the matter, and It ecetns to be under stood that he cannot be confirmed. To meet ihla difficulty. and still ictain blur, there is a scheme on foot in the Treasury De partment lo attach this Bureau directly to the Secretary's office, as the loan office is, and Urns place Mr. Dilmar beyond the need of confirma tion. The appointment is very generally regard*! as one of the most objectionable made In that Department daring the recess. wmm juils. The mismanagement of the mails between the Capital and the West is disgraceful In the ex treme. and of itself enffieiem to show either that the present head of the Department la utterly nn fitted for the position, or that he devotes bla attention so exclusively to politics aa to preclude his attending to b|s legitimate business. uecnrnoa rum. Wasutkotox. December 5—A very distinguish ed party asrembled last evening at the residence of colonel John W. Forney to meet Hon. Joan Walter, proprietor of the London Times, gutst of Colonel Foi-jcy. Among those present were Sneaker Colfax, Chief Justice Chase, Chief Jus tice Carter, and Judge Fisher yfrtie Fnoreme Court of the District of Colombia; Major-General Howard, the venerable Peter Force, and represun lives from every daliv paper la the United states. At the dose of a fine banquet, which - succeeded a pleas ant social interview. Colonel Forney pro £otcd the health of the dietitumWied guest i felicitous terms, to which Mr. waller respond ed a 1 some length, expressing hi* gratification at the hospitality with which be bad been greeted here and elsewhere during his travels in this country: hi* satisfaction at the pre*cnt and the glorious promise of »hc future prosperity which he had witnessed wherever he bad gone: ns* high appreciation of the character of the American people cud their Institutions, aud his hopes for the continued union, harmony aud grt-aioes* of the nation. lie hoped bis example in making the vlfit. which had proved to him so satisfactory aud so highly profitable, and from which bchcdlearncdeomucn, olour people and Institutions, would be followed by many of those prcsei Uaud Americans generally, In order that they might, ns he had done, lie divested of preju dice and misconceptions, which nothing could so well remove as actual observation, lie remarked cm the differing circumstances of onr respective forms ofGoveitimcDi for their respective con oilicus, expressing hie opinion that the great strain upon our Institutions will not come for many years, not until we have a popu lation of two oc three hundred millions. In conclusion, be expressed his warm thanks for tbehospltali'y ami Idndncrs with which he had been everywhere received. The style of speaking ol Mr. Wallers is that of the cultivated English man and practiced pa.liamentarlan, and made a most favorable Imprc-slun. It la les; fiorid than that of most of our public speaker.!. Is plain, conversational, and has In fact not a pari’clc of buncombe about It. Mot once did Mr. Walter al lude to the British lion. In response to calls, brief ami happy speeches were made by General Banks, Speaker Colfax. lion. Wra, I). It Hey, General lliram Walbridce, aud Major General Howard. In the remarks of Mr. Collar he paid an eloquent tribute to the character of Qaccn Vic toria, as wife, mother, and sovereign, aud spoke of the warm love felt for her by every loyal Amer ican. in consequence of her staying the hands of the Ministry from heated action, aud preventing a , collision between England aud the United States. The enthusiastic and protracted applause which followed Mr. Co]tax's allusion to the Qu.'cu of England must have served to agreeably demon strate to Mr. Walter the warininof the apprecia tion in which his sovereign is held in this coun try. The company separated about midnight, alter an unusually enjoyable entertainment. FIRES. I atelast evening a fire occurred, destroying tbo Temperance dining rooms* on F street, near Tenth. The building was entirety destroyed. Loss $3.000; insured $7,500. At 12:30 this morn- Inc another tire broke out in the steam sawmill of A. Grant Co., on New Jersey avenue, near I) street. The bnildlngs adjoining. occupied by Shaficr & Co.'s Express, and by H. W. Jones flour, grain end feed store, were soon In flame*, these buildings were destroyed. The house nearest the mu-mill was badly damaged by lire and water. Losses will reach several thousand • dollars, with little insurance. NEBRASKA CONGRESSMEN. Washington, December s.—The United Slates Senators elect Irom Nebraska, Thayer and Tip ton. have arrived iu this city, aud Mr. Marqnctta, the Representative elect fiom the same State, is >hortly expected. Hr. Thayer has brought with him Jhe Constitution of the new State, which will in a thort time be laid before Congress. Oongtesa will hove to pass an act to admit these new Sena tors and Representative to seats before they cun tale possesion of them. This will probably be done at once. EXTRA PAY or CLERKS. The heads of the various departments In tlte Treasury Ofllcc have written a letter to the Com mittee uf Wavs and Means, urging the passage of the trill introduced ailbe last session ol Congress to increase the salaries of the cietk*. RUING UP THE REAU. Senators Cowan, Doolittle and Dixon have been placed at tho tail of the committees they have Imierto served on. Tins Is lu recognition ol their cot dial support of (he President. UNFOUNDED RUMORS. Various rumors are in circulation, this morning, that the Ens-im*sp Committee, appointed at the Republican caucus, have agreed upon reportieg In favor of impeaching the President. These minora Lave, however, no reliable foundation. CONTESTED ELLCTION CASE. • The Sixtli Congressional District (Tennessee) election cas-e has been decided against Mr. Am 1 it and In favor of Mr. Thomas. The Tennessee law dlsirtmchiclng rebels Is de clared to be corstitntional. STUPENDOUS FRAUDS UPON OOVERN3CKNT. New York, Decembers.—A special Washington despatch savs the report of the Investigating Committee discloses startling frauds upon tbo Government. Parties in high position iu society during tho war arc seriously Implicat 'd. The frauds amount to hundreds ol millions of dollars. CONFISCATED REBEL PROPERTT. Senator William?, of Oregon, will Introduce into tbc Senate, on Wednesday, the folio wing res* olnticn: Jletolrfd, That the Committee on the Judiciary In* iiiHrucico to make inquiry os to the power of the President to restore property confiscated under t!;c laws ct the United States to Ha original own er?, or If such power exists, to wliat extent It can rightfully he exercised under existing laws, and also make inquiry into the power of the Secretary of the Treasury to dcli\er to private claimants llicrelor, willionl jodirial proceedings, prooerty or the proceeds ol property seized by the United Stales as captured or aha-donod during nr since the lute rebellion, nud to report by bill or oth erwise. UNITED STATES SUPREME COCUT. Associate Justice Greer took bis seatycriorJay. Ibis moke? a full bench of the Supreme Court of the Untied Stiles. Under the role, only ten case-* on tbc docket can be called each day. The ten called yesterday morning, were of the sixty pend ing since the commencement of the rebellion, re lating lo Southern litigants. Fifteen of them wore yesterday submitted on printed aryamems; four were continued, and one argued. RUMORS OK BEmETAUT SEWARP‘B RETIREMENT. New Youk, December 3.—A special despatch says rumors arc beginning to circulate again of a change in the Slate Department, it is uow said Houfßevcrdy Johnson is likely soon to take the portfolio of Secretary of stale. Alall event?, it is pretty cennln tbat something has gone wrong re* cenilv, for It is generally whispered In diplomatic circles lhat Mr. Seward will soon retire. DENIED. Representative Bingham, of Ohio, emphatically denies (he truth of the paragraph, extensively published, that be was preparing articles against ti e President on the ground of complicity in the assassination of the Tate President Lincoln. He says be never had such an idea, and, therefore, never so Intimated. CONGRESSMEN ItOBUED. Washington, December s.—Tne rooms of tlon. S. S. Marshal], of Illinois, and tlon. S. B. Wilson, of Pennsylvania, at the Seaton Douse, were en tered last night by robbers. Both gentlemen lost their poexet books, containing about SIOO each. The room of Hon. Justin F. Morrill, of Vermont, was entered, bnt no plnndcr obtained. REVENUE RECEIPTS. Wairinotos, Decembers.—Receipts from In ternal Revenue to-day are $1,15-2.511. PERSONAL. General B. P. Bntler arrived to-day. WIIJTE HOUSE VISITORS The principal visitor at tbc White House to-day was Madame Uietori. During the day the ante rooms were ns well filled as n«nal with expect ants, some of whom succeeded in obtaining inter views. Among oibers admitted were a number of Senators and Representatives. SURRATT. The Government I? determined that John 11. Surratt -hall not escape again, and in order to avoid the risks of land transportation. Admiral Goldsborongh, commanding the European squa dron, has been ordered by telegraph per the At lantic cable to despatch a gunboat at one* lo Alexandria, Egypt, to bring him direct to Wash ington. TREASURY CIRCULAR. The following circular will be isioed from the Treasury Deportment to-morrow; “The attention of Assistant Treasurers, desig nated Depositaries andNatlonal Banks designated a? depositories is called lo the lad lint moch con fusion in the accounts ofjlhe office, and oftuc De partment has been canned by the practice of entering piyments on oceonut of scml-annnal duty by National Banks In the mouths of January and July- Under the pro visions of the forty-first section of the National Currency * cl. It Is not a payment on account of the Internal Revenue, and should not bo entered as snch in lire weekly transcripts sent to tire Treasury of the United States, or on the lists of deposits rent to the Secretary of the Treasury. Such pay ments should be entered on the transcripts and Ibis as a separate item, and as seml-annncl duty. Certificates of deposit in duplicate only will be i«snefl by the office or depository bauk la which the deposit is made. FROM. EUROPE. By Atlantic Cubic— Further ArmlsofSas* I*eclrd FcjiiUDK-Cnnm Illsmarli Resume* tbc Dmirt* of Prime Minister—Johnson’* messnse bud no Ciirct ou the Eujrlisli .liar* krtK-The Pope to Kecclvo n Itopre.icntn ttve trom the Italian Government. Queenstown, December s.—.Ubc steamship City of Boston, from Now York, November filth, arrived this morning, and proceeded to Uvcrpool. Dublin, December s.— The police and military arc still active in tbc seared for Fenians. Seven supposed Head Centres were seized to-day and confined under a strong guard. Berlin. December 6.—Count Bismark has re sumed the discharge ol his duties as Prime Minister. Tondon, December s.—President Johnson’s message has bad no effect upon funds or Ameri can HCcnzitK't. Rome, December s.—General Montebello, com mander of tbc French forces In this city, embarked to-day on n French Iron-dad. He was accom parbd by a numerous stanl Preparations are making lor the departure of tbc French troops on the 15th Instant. FionrNCX, December s.—lt Is stated on high authority that tbe Pope has decided to receive Vegezzl, tbe envoy of the Utllon Government. By 31 nil—Reward of One Thousand Pound* OOrrcd lor Mephena—Failure of the Po tato Crop Id Irelauil. New Your, December s.—The/T'rrWV Dublin cosicspondence. under date of November 81st, save; A reward of £I,OOJ bad been oflered for the arrest of James Stephens. There is a perfectaiag natlon ti» commercial circles. Trade is at a com plete stand elUl. .. Tbvpola o crop is alleged to be a failure, and everything goes to proveleat if somctnirg is not done for Ireland during the coming year, the couniiy wiljprwcntapiftareof misery end pov erty even worse than in pterions times. LmcM Encllnb Markets, LrritsrooL. November 5. Cotton—Steady at prevton? pnors. sales 10.0C0 bale* t middling uplands quoted at ltd. changed. London. November 5. Contois for money, RSV; American »ecuriU«, U. 6. SiJi.'OJ, ; Erie, 46 Kt MicoU Central, “>*. FROM. CANADA. The murder Trial at **weeisbnro—Vmtcr dm’s Attempt to Fire (be Fenian Priton— Farther Funicular*—Further FrcrantUn* Taken Agnln-t E<*caoc ot the Prisoners— Arrested lor Using ?*cdittoas Langangc— ; Rumored Fenlnn aiectltc atM.Albiue- | A Cblcaso Citizen Under Arrest for (be Use of Incendiary Language—Action ol the ( Fenlnn Codiikl. i Kweetsburo, C. E., December 5—10:35 a. m.— 1 t The court has just opened and resumed the m ir- i dcr trial. ' 4 . , ~ i I There are cone ctrcomytanccs connected with ' ' VaddcnV attempt last night toed fire to th: jail ' which indicate the presence of confederates out - gtde. ihe vessel woich Madden had filled with live coal* was not one of (he Jail drinking cups, I as previously telegraphed, bnt a tin box with a I cover, which could not possibly havf been la po«- I session of the prisoners when admitted tn the tail as all of them underwent a minute search. It is certain that it must have been conveyed t-nhem Into the Jail. Another dreunmance also Indi cates outside confederates. On Moudav alter ntwin a person r*f Idti gln the district was dNcov. end in tne jail yard, conversing with the prison : era. The police allowed him lo escape, bnt he la arc now posted at every point outside VOL. XX. where It would be possible to bold communica tion with the prisoners. Madden Is to be kept In his cell for forty-eight hours on bread and water, to allow him leisure to mediate on the failure of bis incendiary scheme. Touokto. December 6.—The Toronto field bat tery have received a complete set of new brass gun from England. A cavalry school of instroc lions Is to be cstabll-hed here under the super vision of the officers of the Thirteenth Husaarr. Moktuxal, December s.—lt is reported that the Fenians are holding meetings at St. Albans, and that funds have been subscribed for a special un dertaking. The military authorities arc fully ad vised a? lo their procecait-gs. Mo serious trouble is anticipated. A large number of Frcnch-Canadlans are retnm lc" from the States for want of employment. The Victoria Rifles, of which the late Colonel Howard bad command, purpose raising a monu ment to bis memory. A private letter received here states that the only surviving descendant of Columbus will enortlv visit this country. _ __ SwEcrancno, C. E., December 3.—ThcJFenlan trials have not commenced, the court being still occupied with the Patton murder tnal. The judge Intimated that U would take three or four doors to sum up this case to-morrow. The Grand'Jury bare bad the Fenian indictments hciorc them two days. It Is understood that they have made con siderable progress with the hills against the pris oners, and will be prepared to report early to morrow. Toiiokto. December s. —James McDevnt, a man who bolls from Chicago, was arraigned before the Police Magistrate to-day. charged with making nsc of treasonable language yesterday. From the evidence, it appeared be had said that if the Fenians under sentence of death were executed, Toronto would be set In flames. The prisoner pleaded Intoxication as an excuse, but was re manded. Mr. McKenxlc Is making etrennons effort to up set the adverse decision of the Judge* in respect lo granting a new trial to the Fculans under sen tence of death. He has it under consideration to apply for a wnt of error or the ground that the Judges of the Queen's Bench and Common Pleas omitted, In refastog to grant the rale nisi, to make an order for carrying out the sentences already pronounced, and by that omission the sentences already bad arc superceded, and there Is now no antberity to enforce them. The application will be granted on the thir teenth section of the act, respecting trials and writs of eiror. It reads as follows: “In case ; a new trial be refused, the court shall make snch order for carrying out the sentence already passed, or for passing sentence, if none has been passed, or for the discharge of the prisoner so convicted cn bail oi otherwise, as justice re quires. In order to obtain leave, the consent of the Attorney General most be had." Only eight da vs now remain to do so. Montrcu. December 6.—The garrison at Otta wa wit] he increased by the addition of the re maining wing of the One Hundredth Regiment, which will make the force at the capital about MU men, exclusive of volunteers. Snyder’.--breech-loader? are being furnished to all the regular Provincial troop?. It is stated that tho present English Ministry will deprive Governor Monck of bis office because of the Lsmicrande affair, and the late reform Gov ernment having appointed him. FKO3I SASUYILLE. Tennessee Lrelxlntore to Adjourn on tbo 1-lih of January. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Nashville, December 5. A resolution was adopted in both Douses of the Legislature, to-day, providingfor an adjournment on the 1-Uh of January. There Is more Important business before the body, which has not been acted on yet. Ten fe« t on Ilarpcth Shoals, and falltrg tapidly. Airivals—Rebecca fiom Cincinnati. THE ELMANS. Itnntnrrd I’rcpanuton* for Another Inva sion of Couuda—Money and Arias Contin* unity I’oarlnit tn. New Yore, December S.—Rumors of another expedition over the Canada border continue, and money and arms are e.id to be pouring into Rob erts' cofTcie. A subscription of sl,Cfla la gold was received yesterday jrora Nevada. The Stephens organization arc also on the alert. Members say the measures of the Jiritiah Govern ment will not precipitate the rcvolntton a day, nndwhen Stephens*gives the woid 50,030 trained (loops* will take the field lor Irish Independence. COSGEISSIOSAL PBOCEEDISGS. Washington, December 5. SENATE. After prayer Uie journal of yesterday was read. On leave Doing riven, Mr. WADE introduced a bill for the admlsMon of the State of Nebraska, winch was read a first and second time, and laid over. Mr. SHEKMAN offered a resolution ordering Ihe Soigcant-at-anus to furnish scat* on the door of the House fsr the agents of the United Stiles and European News Agency, and the New York Associated Press, Mr. Sherman said it would be remembered last session that some complaints had hern made of incorrectness on the pan of the Associated Pres**. Since that time an* other Associated Press had been formed, Ihe re* potters said u was impossible for them to bear in the galleries. Be thought it wonld be wise to allow the reporter** seals on the floor, and enable them to make more correct reports. Nr. CONNEss, of Cnlifon.ia, bad no objection to snch arrancements brine made as should secure a true reflex or the proceedings of ibis body to the country, hnt his experience prompted him to say that care should be tak«n to provide that they should be so governed by the regulations of this body that true reports wonld be given. It was true that rcponcia could not bear distinctly from the gallery, hnt be was inclined to think that some other motive governed fni« application. Be wonld prefer that Ibis should lie over and goto the Committee on Printing, when appointed. Laid over. 51 r. ANVHONY asked and obtained nnaclui ous consent that tno rule requiring Standing Com* mittees to be dieted by ballot be waived. Be of fered a icsolntion as follows lor Standing Com* minces: Fonipi Hfla'ioHt— Sumner, Chairman; Harris, Wade, Fowler, Fogg, Johnson. Doolittle. Pinoncf— Fessenden, Chairman; Sherman, Mor gan, Williams, ■Called, VanWlnklc. Guthrie. Vcwnurcf— Chandler, Chairman; Mmu!l. Mor gan, Edmnnds. Creswcll. Sprague, Patterson. Mai-viae'ur**— Spmgue, Chairman; Pomeroy, Fowler, Kidule, Dixon Agriculture— stu-rman, Chairman; Catteil, Wil son. Cowan, Guthrie. .Misery— Wilson, Chairman; Lane, Ilowai d, Sprague, Brown, Ne»mito, Doolittle. Serai Affairs— Grimes, Chairman; Anthony, Willey, Ramsey, Cragin, Nyc, Hendricks. Judiciary— Trumbull. Chairman; Harris, Po land, Stewart, Ficllnchnysen, Johnson, Hen dricks. ibif Offices oid Post JtvQdf— Ram"ey, Chair man: Connef-R. Pomeroy, Anthony, Kirkwood, Van Winkle, Dixon. Public Lauda— Pomeroy. Chairman; Stewart. Harris Kirkwood, Komnnds, Cauell, Hen dii'ks. Pnrntf Land Claimf— Harris, Chairman; How ard, Poland. Kiddle, Norton. Jndtan jjtiiirs— llennerson, Chairman: Trum bull. Morrill. Hess, Nesmith, Buckalow, Doolittle. Lane. Chairman: Kirkwood, Ed munds, ItosisFrelinsbuyeCD, Van Winkle, Sauls bury. ]{»roluHcnary Claims—' Yales, Chandler, Fogg, Nesmith. Sanlsbury. (loUnr— Howe. Chairman; Williams, Sherman, I Wlllcv, Foeg, FrellnghuyfCn.jDavis. I JHitHet qj' Cofimbia— Morrill, Chairman; i Wade. Sumner. Henderson, Paterson and Me ; Dougali i J>uti,t*crd rctfnr OJicff— Willey, Chairman; • Lane. Grimes, Norton, Cowan. 1 i*vUic Jivildwv* and Grounds— Brown. Chair , man; Grime*, Poland, MeDougall. i 7»m'i-rl»f-Wadc, Chairman; Yates. Nyc, I Cracin. Chandler. ibo/fc Jiattread— Boward, Chairman; Sherman, I Moreau, Conn css, Yales, Brown, Ramsay, i Stewart, Min*tend Mining— ConnefsXhairman; Stewart. 1 Chandler. Morgan. Crcsswcll. Bnckalcvv. I To Avail end Control Contingr.nt JCrpcnftt of tU• Ssi.ntf —Williams, Chairman: Henderson. Brckalcw. Engrotsrd Bills— Henderson, Chairman; Snm ! per, Norton. j Joint standing Commuter on Printing—Anlho , nv. Chairman; Boss. Kiddle. ‘on Eurollfd JUllt— Nyc, Chalmau; Howe, Dixon. „ (hi Library—CrestveW, Chairman; Howe, Fes serden. Ihu resolution was adopted. Mr. WILLIAMS, of Oregon,offered a resolution insti tiding ihe Joint Committee on Retrenchment to Inquire into the powers of tbu President of Ihe United Malts respecting the dispoxUlou of con fiscated property, and to what extent, u such powci exists, it cun lie exercis:d under existing laws; alto into the power of the Secretary of the Treasuiy to deliver up property captured or aban doned during or since the rebellion, and to report bv Mil or otherwise. By unanimous consent the resolution was read a second lime and laid over. Mr. TKUMBUI.L moved that the Senate resume the consideration of the bill entitled “A supple mentary act to suppress the insurrection," .xc.. and tn i cgai d to confiscated property, ana moved that it be referred to the Judiciary C*>mm!ttee. s!r. CHANDLER hoped it would not be referred to that or any oibct committee. He then read s*ction one, the section proposed to be repealed, ana said the resolution would simply take away from the President all powers to pardon, except such as be postered by lb** Cunt-Illusion. The lloasc, in an hour*!* time, by a very decided vote, had suspend ed the rule and pas-ed the bill. If any one did notnndcretanciii.be would advise them to get a dlctlocan. It gave the President no more or less Sower than that given him by the Constitution. ;c v ould call the yeas and nays on the motion lo rc jjr! DOOUTTLE rose to say that !n the debate on this question, yesletday, he supposed lead vertcutlv, he was reported in some of the papers as having made some remarks wbicKbe snpnojod were made by bis colleasne. Kwa- doe himself (o toy that be agreed with the gentleman iron Illinois. (Mr. Trumbull,) thatltus important bail should be referred. Mr. GRIMES, (Kep.) of lowa, said that if he understood this bill rightly, be bad no donht that when it came Item the Judiciary Committee bo should vote tor K. He wonld not he deterred, by any ibicat, from iusistlng-npon the strict enforce ment of the rules, unices sumo wore substantial leases’ was offered for ovcrlhtonlnd them- He should like to know what greater (Influence It > could have before the country to pass this hUI now than if it |hid gone through the bands ot the Judiciary Committee, and had their sanction. As had been said, they tad on scveial occasions parted measures In hot basic, and afterward found tl*at they had porpe uatrd agreat cno'. nrd were o ligcd to correct It. If they nassrfl this hill now they mast remem ber that th-Troj-ldeist could retain it on his bands for ten days, so that it would be inoperative tor that tune, 'The country wonld regard this rather a* an incitement to the President to do something, as Invoking ihe exercise of some snch power, rather than the display of wisdom and statesman ship on the part ot Congress. , _ A Mr. CHANDLER said It was notorious that fiardons had been offered for sale around Waah ugion by women, and the records of the courts in the District of Columbia wonld show this. Any Senator who desired this atsgraccfnl business to go on, of course would desire to postpone this question. Those who wished to see a stop put to ft desired to have il instantly considered. It was a matter of public record that every man who read tbo newspapers or examined the records of the courts knew perfectly well. He had U frem one of the Judges oi the Coni u that such was the fcci. No nation had ever been so disgraced as was this nation by the Subtle t-ale ol pardons. If the Senate wished to vlay II by referring it to a committee, they could do so; bnl he wanted to see It passed ; he wanted j lo sec the disgraceful business stopped here and i now. He felt no more excitement than he and * every Senator ought to feel when snch an outrage I was perpetrated before their eyes. ( Mr. HENDEReUN (Kop.). of sHs«onrl, knew nothing about ihe tacts referred to Vy the Sena . tor from Michigan, nor did he apprehend that the immediate pressure of the resolution wonld have a very good effect upon the difllculty that was spoken 01. The repeal of the provision *>f the act ot 18Ci could do so good, hnt would rather increase the difficulty, ll possible. It was not that the Presidext had made an am nesty by public proclamation, aa allowed by that provision, that was complained of, bet that be bad pardoned individual cases. He wts not prepared to say how be should vole, after examining the question, but he would say to the Senator from Michigan, that Ibis was not a ques tion of so easy a solution as ho seemed to think. Daring the last session he bad occasion to look | Into the matter, and there was a donht in hla mind If the actef 1863 conferred any additional power on though be was not pre pared to say whether such was the case or not. One of the most important questions to be dq tetmlned, however, was whether the President could, by virtue of the Constitution, make a proc lamation or not If he could, it would be totally unnecessary to repeal this provision. Another important question that arose was, whether in fact the pardon of a particular Individual restored his property taken away from him. This was an Important question. It had been very learnedly discussed in the Supreme Court bv the Sena’or who sat near him (Mr. Johnson), who held that a pardon granted at any time restored an individ ual to all the rights be bad before. Mr. GKl.MEb—'Yes, sir, that where the suit was commenced sll the rights were not taken away from him: They reverted hack to him as a necce- sary consequence of the pardon. He (Mr. Grimes) thought there was no necessity for im mediate action on any other supposition than that 1 the 1 “resident designed to make a practical amnesty for the Southern people, and be did not apprehend that each was the tact. If there was any posslbUty he would change his course; but at present he would vote to send It to the Judiciary Committee. Mr. DIXON. (Conservative) of Conn., said that If be had any donhts an to the propriety of refer ring Ibis bill to the Judiciary Committee, they would have keen dispelled by the remarks of the s-cnalor from Michigan. That Senator had made a serious charge for a Senator of the United States to make In his place agaltisfTbe President of the United Ft-tea. He professed to have no personal knowledge on the subject; but would take it upon himself lo utterly deny the charge. The Senator had been misin formed most crossly. The President of the United States was not guilty of the crime charged against him. He thought It was not proper to allow snch a charge to pass without mine reply. He wan not prepared at this time to set before the Senate the real facts in the case, but Le thought bis denial was entitled lo as much weight, at least, as the charge. He was sure the Senator from Michigan would be glad to hear that the charge wan utterly unfounded. Mr.CHANDI.ERsaId the charge of the sale of pardons had been established before the Court. Uls Intormailoii had been received, as he had said, from one of the Judges. He would, however, withdraw his cal) for the yeas and nays, and let the matter go to the committee. Mr. TRUMBULK of Illinois said that since there was no objection to the reference, he would Lave had nothing farther to say hut for a remark ihat W from the Senator from Michigan. He did not desire the impression (o go ont that those who favored the reference of this bill were op posed to the object contemplated by it. It had been thought necessary dunne the warto.bavea Confiscation Bill, bathe bad done all In bis power to prevent the insertion of this clause. He would go qnltc os far as the gentleman himself m pre venting the restoration to rebels of property which had been taken under this Confiscation Act. hat he thought that all (heir business should be done de- (entry and in order. They had rales for me purpose of fodlitat'iig the public ouslue.-r, ami obseivution and experience bad shown that the best way to facilitate it trap the observance of those rules. They should show the country that they had acted de liberately: thev should see wpat their duty was* and then do it. Nothing could be saved by pass ice the bill to-day. and os at presen* advised, be could assure the Senator from Michigan that it should have his support. The bill was referred to the Committee on Judi ciary. On motion of Mr. SUMNER, the portion of the ITcsldenlV Message referring to foreign nations was leferred to Committee on Foreign Relations. Mr. SUMNER introduced a series of resolutions declaring the principles of reconstruction, the jurisdiction of Congress over the whole subject, the illegality of existing Governments In tbo robe] Elates, the exclusion of such States with such II- legal Governments from representation In (.orgies*, and from voting on constitutional amendments. The resolutions declare that nil proceedings, with a view to reconstruction, origi nating in Ex f cntlve power, aie In the nature of übuipatlon: that this usurpation becomes espec ially ofeusivc when it sets aside the fundamental truths of our Institutions; that It is shocking to common sente when it undertakes to derive new Governments Irom that hostile population which has just been engaged in armed rebellion, and that all Governments haring such origin arc necessarily illegal and void: that it is the duty of Congress to proceed with the work of reconstructioc, and to this end itynostassnme ju risdiction of the Slates lately in rebellion, except so far as that Jurisdiction may have been already renonneed, aud it most recognize only tne loyal Elates or those Elates having legal and valid legislatures, as entitled to representation iu Congress, or to a voice in the adoption of consti tutional amendments. Mr. SUMNER was not disposed to discuss the resolutions, but lie would ray that be saw no chance for peace to the rebel States until Congress did Its duty, by assuming Jurisdiction over the whole matter. The resolutions recited briefly the duty of Congress, in that regard and assigned reason therefor. He had yesterday received a letter from a friend of the cause in Texas, so important *fn its bearings on the Questions involved lu the resolutions that he would read it. Mr. MeDOUGALL called for the name of the ■writer. Mr. SUMNER said he would not give iho sig nature, for the very good reason that he would expose the writer to violence or death. . Mr. DAVIS, (Dem.,) of ky., asked if it wns in order lorcan letters. The PRESIDENT decided Ihat It was. Mr. DAY IS asked It il was in order for the Sen ator from Massachusetts to make a speech at this time. f i ho PRESIDENT decided that it was in order. Mi. SUMNER then read the letter, which alleg ed rust the Governments which been set mi in the South were sham Governments. a r a drew a gloomy picture of the condition o 1 afluir* Id Texas, enumerating a number of acts parsed by Ibc Texas Legislature, which were aimed practically to restore the edacious of slavery. Mr. SUMNER said that this letter was from a gcntleTr.au with whom be bad corresponded for some years, and whose character he knew well, and he would uot have read it bad he not been satisfied of the high character and in telligence of the wilier. It was in the nature of testimony, which the Senate could not disregard. Me thought they should follow the suggestions of those patriot Unionists, and cra?e those Governments under which such out rage? bad been perpetrated. Too writer had properly .called them sham Governments. They nan no dements of vitality In them. Tucy were disloyal iu origin, and showed tbc character of the rebellion itself. They should go forth to . meet those Governments, and tbc spirit iu which i they had been organized, precisely ns lin ycais past they bad gone forth I to meet the rebellion. The conflict was no longer I on the field of ba'tle, but in this chamber, and Inc I cbamlicrat the other end of the capitol. The strife I was severe, but it should be none ibc less strenu ous If the stirnuousncss will aclmve the victory. Mr. McDUUGALL went on to say be had teen In the Senate a long time, but he nad never read anonymous letters He doubted whet her the Sen ator from Massachusetts bad ever vi-lted the Southern Slates. On motion ot Mr, WILSON, a joint resolution from the House of Representatives, appointing I Erasuis B. Woodruu aod John L. Calender as managers ot t- c National Asylum for Disabled Soldiers, to fill vacs tides, was twice read and laid over. On motion of Mr. HENDERSON, a resolution ratlins on the Secretary of the Nary for copies of correspondence relative to employes Inliis Depart ment was twice read and laid over. Mr. WADE moved that the Senate take np, with a vk-u- to reference, a Joint, resolution which be bad ottered last session, reporting an amendment to the Constitution of the United Slates proposing to restrict the term of office of the President to fonr years. Do said that this was the most favor able opportunity for this amendment that bad oc curred since the formation of the Government. Some of our wisest statesmen had expressed an opinion that this was a sennas defect in the Con* sutution. It had risen from the fact that General Washington was contemplated as the first President, and from the confidence fell in Chairman his integrity; imt it was notorious that it had be come hahltual for Presidents to manage the Gov ernment whh a Mew to re-election, lie did not wish to make any invidious allusions, hat any one who was acquainted with human nature knew that it was unsafe 10 expose men to such tempta tions. At scarcely any time in the history of the country, could this amendment have been passed without teeming to be invidious. Every body, of alt parties, understood ihc Importmcc of The measure. General Jackson had thought this evil should be remedied, a? had almost every prominent citizen since. This, however, was the first opportunity, with a probable chance of sue* cess, that bad occurred, lie hoped this great subject would be taken up and considered now, and that if tbe resolution appeared to need amend* moot, it would be sent back for the action of the House. The PRESIDENT decided (hat ardor the twen ty-first rule the business remaining unfinished from th l ' previous session could not be consid ered mull sis days of this session had elapsed. Mr. WADE said that rule was dlnvrcnt’y Inter preted in tho House. Hu thought the usage in tbe Senate on that point should be reconsidered. The PRESIDENT -aid that If there was no oh* jeetion, the resolution might be taken np and re ferred. It was accordingly referred to Committee on Judiciary. On motion of Mr. FESSENDEN, so much ol the President's message as related to the tubjeci of finance was referred to the Committee cm Ft nance. On motion of Mr. POMEROY, .ro much as re* late* republic lands, was referred to the Commit* tee on Public Lands. So much as is related to railroads, was on mo tion teforred lo the Committee on Railroads. On motion of Mr. SHERMAN, a bill introduced by him last session, to prevent tbe illegal ap poitimcnt of cUlcere of the United States, was taken up, and referred to the Committee on Judi ciary. On motion of Mr. MORRILL, Rep., of Maine. Ihc bill in regard to surtregc In the District of Columbia was ordered printed. On motion of Mr WILLIAMS. Reo, a bill regulating tbe tenure of office was taken np, and refetred to the appropriate committee. Ihc Senate concurred in the resolution f.uat tho House of Representatives reappointing the Joint committee on Reconstruction oilas; session,unac ihc same regulations, and referring to them all documents then referred to them. On motion of Mr. POMEROY, of Kansas the resolution giving to the widow of tbe late Senator Lane the amount one bim.was taken np and refer red. The Senate then adjourned. HOUSE. Tfcc House met at IS o'clock, and, after prayer by the Chaplain, Uie journal of yesterday was read. The SPEAKER laid before the House the laws of (be Territory or Dakotab. Mr. WASDBuKXE, of Illinois, offered a reso lution calling on the £. cxetary of War to comma nlcate to tho House the report of the tour of In spection of Brevet Biicamer General Babcock, ; made durl'g the past seasoi', or such portions thereof as lie may deem proper to communicate, Mr. WILLIAMS, of Pennsylvania, moved to re consider the bill rejrnlatine appointments to office, reported by him last eo-sion. and then pro ceeded to argue in fa ,- oi oi the bill. It rested, be said, on the hypothesis that Ibo power of re moval did nd u-hifnll* belong to the President alone, undergo tons itulloc, and tbatltcoold not l)c salely leit with him, without restraint upon its exercise, and this npon a general prin ciple and without any reference to the merits or dements of the exl-tlng func tionary. It aimed at the reformation of a great vice in the administration of the Govern ment by bringing Its practice bach to the true spirit and meaning o! the fundamental law. in doing so it disturbed no titles, and attacked no I judicial precedent. It contemplated merely a review of a Vglslatlve opinion, and It was not tbefir-t time that that opinion bad been ques tioned. It nad been anticipated br a denial of an authoritative character. It was the opinion of a divided court, and it was not even old effougb to be venerable, bat to estimate Jnsily the weight to which it was en titled, it would bo necessary to show It* precise extent, tbc circumstances by which it was at tended, and the argument by which K was sus tained. It wa* noted that while those who were opposed to the adoption of tbc Constitution had objected that U would give to tbc President the cxtcntlvc power of a king, nol'cven the advocates of iis adoption admit cd tha ll was intended to I give him the kingly po*er of removing other om rcre of the Government at bis own individual will. On ihemwtlngol the first Congress, the qnes ron came up whether the head of toe Department t fForelgn Adair* should be removable at the will of the President, one party claiming that the rower of removal was Included in the power to nppolnt. and coulcnrtlnp that it should be excr eted only in connection wlih the Senate; and the other, at the bead of which was Madison, con ict'din- that tt vas thus entrusted with a great power, which, however, was so, prudently CHICAGO. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6. 1866. And conscientiously exercised for a long time that the confidence reposed in the Executive seemed to be justified; era when the statesmen of a later period became alarmed at the use that was made of that power, U was found to be in vain, because a triumphant party, looking to the offices of the Government as their lawful spoil, resisted sac cesciniiy every attempt to go back to the true reading of the Constitution. Mr. Williams then proceeded to argue at length In lavor of the policy of restoring the Liccnlivc powers, and quoted freely from politi cal authorities and legal decisions In support o' his views. He then reviewed the course of laa present Executive, and hla avowals of the pollc be intended to pursue in this respect, arguing tha the iuteiesls or the country, the principles of the Constitution, the wish of the people, ami of Con gress, as their representatives, all demanded that the power of the Fitbldcnl should be restricted by the passage of this bill, and that if the Executive then failed or refused to obey the will of the peo ple the obstacles should Ire removed. At the conclusion of Mr. Williams' speech he said he said he did not wish to press the pass* sge of the bill at this time, and that the previous question on the motion be reconsidered. Mr. SCRENCK hoped the motion would be withdrawn. If the motion to reconsider should prevail, he desired to hare the bill referred to the joint select Committee on Retrenchment, to which the whole subject bad been committed. Mr. STEVENS thought it had bet er be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. KASSON inquired If there hadbeen a change made in the first section of the bill, which provided that no ofllcer should be removed, except by the some agency that appointed him; and also if there was not a provision excepting the heads of departments from the operation of tue law. Mr. SCHENCK reported that the Joint Com* mlitce on Retrenchment i.ad been expressly en trusted to rom-Ider this whole subject, and that It was, in his opinion, the appropriate committee to comider it Mr. WII.SON thought the Rouse could consider the bill as well ae the committee could. Mr- KABSON inqulrec if any change bad been made in the first section of the bill, which pro vided that no officer should be removed except by the same agencies through which be received bis appointment; also.it there was not a provision excepting the heads of departments from the ope ration of the law; and be apprehended that few members of the committee would desire to de prive an incon ing Administration of the power to change the heads of deportments. M. SCRENCK said that alter Ibis bit! was re potted from the Committee on the Judiciary, the UooEc concurred with the Senate in appointing a joint Select Committee, consisting of thre? Sena tors and five members of the Rouse, and entrusted to them, (be consideration of the whole matter ; that the committee might be inferior in ability to (be Judiciary Committee, to which the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Stevens) desired lo have the bill referred; yet It was hoped that, by tbe action of lie eight members of tbe commlutce. jointly based on a good deal of cxamin.tion of ihu matier and a good deal of testimony taken daring the recess. they would be able to legislate with some ability ou the subject, and he hoped tbe bill would be referred to them. A bill of this character should be very carefully prepared, and so thinking, the Joint committee on retrenchment had taken up this subject as their first business. They hcdalt this morning been engaged lu consid ering lt,and they hoped to take It npagaln and com plete (he consideration ot it to-morrow morning. There were pending in the Bouse and Senate five or six bills on the same subject, and it was the in tention ofthe committee lo select from all those bill! whatever was especially good in substance ur best expressed, hoping thereby to frame a hill such as would meet the approval of both Rouse and Senate. The SPEAKER announced a message from the Senate, that it passed the House bill appointing two Managers for the Union Soldiers* National Asylum. Mr. SCUFNCK moved to amend Mr. Stevens’ motion to ref« r the hill rcgnlating appointments to office to the Judiciary Committee, by moving to refer it to the Joint Committee on Retrench ment. Mr. WILLIAMS, of Penn., moved to amend it by striking out the third section of the bill, and ottered a substitute therefor. Additional amendments were ottered by Messrs. SCIIENCK, STEVENS, BALE of New fork, and GARFIEID, and on motion of Mr. WILLIAMS the bill, with a'l the amendments proposed, was ordered to he printed and made a special order lor tomorrow Mr. LAWRENCE, of Ohio, from the Judiciary Committee, reported the House BUI No. £5. to amend the act regulating proceedings In criminal cases, nnd for other purposes, with an amend moiit substituting the wore “four” for the word “two,” and thus making the hill provide that tn the trial of any offence, in which the right of (rial by Jury exists, the defendant shall be entitled to only tour peremptory challenges. This does nor apply, however, to trials for capital offences. The amendment was agreed to, and the bill passed Mr. LAWRENCE. from the Judiciary Com mittec, reported House bill 416, relating to the qualification of juries In capital cases, with an amendment providing that In cases of trials lor crimes against the United States no Juror should be rejected by reason ofhla haring expressed or formed an opinion on the guilt of the prisoner from having read the newspapers and the current icpons provided that be is otherwise competent. An amendment was also proposed, striking out ail alter the enacting danse, “ and providing that npon the trial -of any person charged w ith treason, or with hariugtaken part In the rebel lon against the authority of the United Mates, or of having given aid and comfort to rebels against the Gove nmeut.'’ When a person called as a juror shall state 'hat he has formed an opinion of the innocence or gmll, (ho Court shall proceed to examine Mm as to the ground of the opinion, and K it shall appear to have been form ed on newspaper evidence or hcireay, and not with conversation with the witnesses of the cose, and If the juror shall say that be feels capable, notwithstanding that oplo'oo, of renderlngan impartial verdict on the evidence, and that, he will do so,he need not be re jected. Also providing that the Courts of the United States shall have power to select, or order to he selected by lot, or otherwise, such Jurors as may he deemed necessary for the proper administra tion of justice, and to issue or enforce an order therefor. Mr. LAWRENCE said the State of Ohio had a law similar to that now ottered, and that this bill having been very fully discussed he thought that it ought to pass. Mr. LtBLOND (Dem.). of Ohio, wished tn suggest Hal inasmuch as the hill proposed to chance entirely tho existing law governing the qualifications of jurors, be thought It ouly wi-e and proper that U should Lo printed, so that members might see it. and be able to come to an intelligent conclusion on the subject. He was aware that Ohio had a provision in her law substantially like this, but it wa- very Questionable whether. In the opinion of tbc people of that State, It was considered an improvement npon tbc old law*. Indeed, he believed that In the main it was con sidered not to be an Improvcnn nt. He hoped that bis colleague. Mr. Lawrence, would permit the amendment to be printed. Mr. LAWRENCE replied that the subject had i been a long time before Congress, and bad been duly considered, and be boned it would be dis posed of at this time. In Ohio, where a similar law was in force, he bad never heard any objection to it from any quarter. Mr. S rEVftxs, of Pa., had some doubt as to the proprity of chancing the existing law. Ho was tniavor of punishing criminals, hut be did not ktow that it was desirable to enact any now law on tbc subject. lie, therefore, moved that tbc further con- Idorarlon ol the bill be postponed until Monday next, in order that It might be primed Mr. LAWRENCE, from the Committee on the Ju diciary, reported a bill to protect the rights of cer tain loyal citizens. The bill provides that when a citizen of the United Slates, who has always re mained loyal to the Government, shall bring ac tion to recover for injury to per-on or property, no such action shall be defeated on the ground that the act complained of was done by virtue of the authority of the late so-called Confederacy, or by the authority of any State, unless such act was done by decree or by Judmncnt of a judicial court Tbcbiflwas amended by striking out is lieu of the words, “justify or sustain.” and insert the word “ allow,” and siriklng out the word* “ un less the action complained ot was done by duress or in ohcdicucc to the accrcc of a Judicial court” The bill, as amended, was passed. J 1 r. PERUAM, of Maine, from the Committee on Delirious, repotted the Senate bill to provide for tbo payment of pensions. The nlll authorizes the Presuft ut to establish agencies for the payment of f mentions, wherever, in bis judgment, tbc public i tcicstiand convenience of pensioners requires— agents to be appointed by and with the consent ot the Senate, and to hold office for four years. Mr. WASUBDUNE, of 111., desired to offer two or three amendments to the bill. As itstood.it conferred upon the President power to esiabi-h agencies for the payment of pensions wherever in hi? judgment ttepuhlic interest andcoavcnlenceof pensioners required. He was opposed to giving the Prcelcccttiiat power,and to that pa: t of the bill and other similar parts, if there were any, so as to make it necessary for Ihc President to send to Congress the names of places wnere be

wished to establish agencies and the names of the persons be wished to appoint Mr. LATHAM said that if these point were struck out ihere would be no parts left. Mr. WAPHBURNE said, no mattcr.be would move to strike them out. and to limit the number of pensions in any state to tbrcc, and that no accretes should be established in any State or Territory In which the whole amount of pensions paid during the fiscal year next preceding shall not have exceeded $500,000. Mr. WILSON, of lona, moved to recommit the bill with amendments, to the committee, with power to report at any time. Agreed to. After tbc presentation of one or two other re ports, not or great Interest, the Bouse adjourned. Immediately after adjournment tbo Clerk gave notice that an adjourned caucus of the Union mcmhcis of the House would be held at 7 o'clock this evening. FBO3I SEW YORK. Breaking TTp ot the Slcamihlp Scotland— salt for . Oamacrs Against tbe City ot Brooklyn— Narrow Eavnpe from a Rail* rood Accident—Emigration to Liberia— Steamer Chartered tor the Carrying of French Troopo—Spurious Failed Slate* Bond*—Additional Distillery Frauds, Arc. New Yens, December s.—Tbe steamship Scot* land n as abandonea yesterday morning, all hands leaving in the ship'? boat*, tbe captain, first officer and pilot each bating charge of a boat. Tbe boat in charge of tbe pilot landed on Sandy Book. Be reports that tbe other boat* were swamped, but it is believed all hands were picked np by the steam tnc Kcscne, as she was near the wreck when ho left. Captain Honnessy saw two of the ship's boats adrift, one ot which lie picked up. The steamship is breaking up very rapidly, her bow atid stem are submerged with the middle bem high osi of water. Cargo* cotton, cheese, are floating about and strewn along the beacb. New Yocs, December s.—Wm. H. Bliss has brought suit against tbe city of Brooklyn to re* cover (3.UCO damages for the alleged infringement ofbla patent for bo-e couplings. A train from Patterson had a narrow escape from a serious calamity last evening. While passing through tbe tnnrel at Bergen a huge rock, baring become loosened, dropped on tbe track, 'the engine collided with sufficient force to throw the train from the track. Koneof the passengers were scrlouslv injured. At a very mil meeting of tbe Operative Plaster* ers* Association last night, delegate* to the Work ingmen’s Union Association were iß«tmced to vote In favor of bolding a grand city mass meet* ing ot all the trades for the agitation of tbe eight honr system. The United States bml<*lags on Chambers rtieet, on the site of Burton's old theatre, have been sola for (WOO. A company of colored emigrants will sail to day for Liberia, to found a settlement to be called *• I Incoln," in honor of the late President, 'tbe expenses of tbe voyage and cost of provisions for six months alter ih**lr awiv.nl, will be defrayed by tbe Pennsylvania Colonisation Society. Tbe steamtbin Concordia, now at this port, has been chartered bv ibe French Coosa*, to proceed to Vera Cma ana carry a portion of tbe French troops from thr.l port to Uavre, France. The large buildings occupied by the Commis sioners of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, were Qe stroved by fire las* night, Lose (10,000. The Pott says that an increased demand for cnnrnct at the West, to move the hog crop, has spmnc up within the last few days. The prospeetns of a first mortgage seven per cent loan, free of 'Government tax. of the St. Lcnls, Jacksonville & Chicago Railway, Is adver- Used here. A dangerous counterfeit of United States six per ceni coupon bonds of 18SI was discovered to dav bv Assistant Tirasu'cr Van Dyck, to whom they were submitted by brokers who had ar ranged to buy them. The operators in these spu rious bonds rented a toom at No. 4 I J Exchange place, employed a bay to takes package toH. A, Reiser's Sons, brokers, No. 3S Wall street, with Instructions to sell tor gold- The brokers scruti nized th-* coupons and made out the bill, which amounted to but before completing the purchase sent them to me Sub-Trea«ury. Toore they were at first pronounced genuine, but a closer examination proved incm to be worthless. Thecounterfeiters escaped. The State Comptroller, BUlbouse,has addre'sod a letter to Scna'or Morgan, intended as an appeal to Congress to appropriate part of the National revenue from taxation to provide for me n i»ment of State war debts, tie points out that, had not the Hales voluntarily assumed the burdens aris ing from the raising of troops, they would have filten on the General Government: that the latter should not weaken the power of the former by undue taxation, and that the lax-naying anility of the nation is seriously ariecteu by heavy indebt edness on the par! of the Slates The Comptroller proposes that Congress relinquish the income to tax to the States,the amount collected within etch State to be appropriated to the payment of its own war indebtedness. It Is stated that Mr. Meany, recently arrested in Dublin for suspected Fenian sympathies was authorized by General Dix to proceed to Paris, where be was to be employed as an attad* ot tbe United States Minister's office in France. Under these circumstances General Dix. it is believed, win procure Mr. Meany'a immediate release. The owners of the steamsnip Scotland have placed the wreck under the control of the under writers, who will make an eSort to save both vessel and cargo. It is believed they can be saved, though to a seriously damaged condition. The cargo, which included 2,30 u bales cotton, and 1,6© bn-hels corn, was valued ai 3100,000. Twelve hundred boxes of cheese havejbccn saved, besides the silver, ainHi large part of tbe furniture of the steamer. A large part of the cotton will be saved. The vessel la valued at oyer $400,006 in (gold, and Is nearly mily insured In Europe. It t- proposed to urge the passage of an act by the legislature extending the jurisdiction of the aty of Brooklyn over the whole of Kings County, making it the city and county of Brooklyn. A curious controversy is now pending between the Atlantic coast Wrecking Company, acting for the underwriters, and the XewTork Submarine & Diving Company, which will probably result In important litigation, involving tbe rights of underwriters to take charge of property they have insured lor the purpose of securing their own interests. bub.-cnutloßß in this city for the relief of suf ferers by inundations of the rivers Rhone, Loire, and Seine, have been very successful. The collec tions amount to (3,110. A grand Masonic Fair, in aid of the fund for the proposed Masonic Hall aid A«jlom in ibis city, was formally opened to nigh’, in tbe presence of an immense crowd of vl-itors. Adares«i*s were delivered by the Grand Master, R. D. Holmes, and many other Masonic dignitaries. Tic police hive made farther arrests of parties encaged in illicit distill .-ry business. fc'chuylir Cojax will give an account of hia oveilaud jonney to the Pacific at Cooper Insti tute-. Saturday evening. A car on the Hudson River Railroad, while de- fccendit-g Bergen Bill, hist evening, the brakes becoming detached, was precipitated down the decline at almost lightning speed. Two passen gers attempted to Jump, one of whom was thrown against thi racks and so terribly cut that life Is despaired of. The other was dragged tbe whole distance down the bill, bis clothing getting fast on the end of the car, and also sustained serious In juries. MEXICO. UntamornsAccnpimlbyrnitcd States Troops —C’onc«p»odincc Dcivrccu their command rr nnd General Escobedo—The Citv Finally Turned over to the Liberal Forces—Lib* crals routed near Sun Lais P-itosl. CrxcnotATi, Decemirer 2.—Additional accounts from the Rio Grande state that Colonel J. G. Per kins, of the Nineteenth Colored Infantry. Is In command of Matamoras. A portion of the Fourth Cavalry occupy the city. It appears Uat Canales’ . officially stated to General Sedgwick, that owning his ina bility Jo pay the troops be could no longer com mnnd'Uica, whereupon General Sedgwick imme diately dcnrjnued the surrender of the place, which was granted. Escobedo lost in the battle with Canales over 700 men. He attributes his defeat to moral efiect of the presence of tjic American troops in the city. and claims ttat General Sedgwick was instructed ftom Wash ington to afford him all the assistance be might require to sustain the cause of Juarez, and In stead of doing so he assisted Canales, who is In open rebellion. Daring the fight Colonel Randall, who command tie American troops in the sickness of Colonel Perkins, sent word to Escobedo that the United States troop:' occupied the place, and that be must not advance b?youd the fortifications without consulting him. Escobedo respond ed that he should be gniacd by circum stances. and Randall, who had orders not to fire on Escobedo’s men, m de arrangements to with draw the American forces. Escobedo’s defeat hit them, however, in unopposed occupation of the city. Ihc very latest accounts say the city has been turned over to Escobedo, and be is in possession. Advices from the cuy of Mexico state that the Liberals were completely routed near Sail Luis Potosi: and that a thousand Imperial cavalry were moving on Monterey which'ls undefended. New Toiik, December 5. —Mexican news rig Havana reports the capture of Jalapa by the re paolicans. Maximilian was still at Orizaba, and nothing In dicated a return to the city of Mexico. The organ of Bazaine says, it Is decided that Faximlliau returns :o Europe. General Miramon arrived m the city of Mexico, and is engineering for the Presidency on the with drawal oftheFrenc troops. Jalapa surrendered on Ihe 111 b. Most of the Mexican troops escaped before the surrender, while the Austrians domnded the trenches to the Rut. It was feared that Fort Pcroto would soon fall Into the hands ot the Liberals The Austrian detachment defending the city of Pacbmb, bad been almost entirely cut to pieces, and Pachma captured. General Castagny, with a French division, was marching on Tcnic. A rumor 5" Mexico said that Mazatlan would he held by tbc United States war vessels, after the French withdrew. The Juarlsts bold almost the entire department of Toluca, and are levying heavy contributions. FROM ST. LOUIS. Destructive Fire In Kansan City—A Large Grocery llouhc Burned— Two Men Perish la the Flames—Arrest of tbc Owners fur Setting it an Fire— No Donbi of their Cum—One of the Party Attempts to Com* mit Suicide, hnt Is Frustrated. [Special Despatch to tbc Chicago Tribanc.l St. Lons, Decembers. On Snnday sight week, the wholesale grocery and forwarding bouse of Scott, Caller & Co., Kansas City, Mo., was destroyed by fire, together with some adjoining buildings. Two estimable men perished in the flumes. They were in a building adjoining the store of Scott, Cutler & Co., and were unable to make their escape. Tbc fact that the stock and buildings in which the fire originated, were Insured for more than their val ue, led to the suspicion that the fire was caused bv Incendiarism, and parties interested came to this cltjand related the circumstances to Colonel Fenn, Chief of Police. who at once put hU detect ives at work to ascertain tbc facts and ferret oat thecnlprits. They were not long In ascertaining beyond a doubt that the 'tore bad been set on fire, and that a portion of the goods bad been saturated with turpentine and coal oil } tomakcthcflre spread rapidly. It was also as certained tha* three of the four partners la the liouj-e were thoperoetrators of tne crime. One of them—Dr. wilder—was arrested in Kansas City. The Junior partner Is believed to nave been ignorant of tne intentions of tbc others, and to nave had no band in tbc commission o! the crime. John Scott and G. A. Cutler, the other two partners, left Kansas City on the arrest of Wilder: hnt their whereabouts was ascertained bv the detectives, and despatches were sent them to induce them to come to this city. Tbc decoys succeeded, and on Saturday Scott was arrested and placed in confinement. On Monday night Culler was arrested. Yesterday morning Cutler was taken into Colonel Fcnn’s office, at the Central Station, to hold an interview with one of the in*nrauco agents from Kansas Citv. Captain Prescott, Colonel Fonn's clerk, was writing at a desk iu the room close to the second story window, which was hoisted, and which fronts on the alloy. After talking tor a short lime, the ngect openly accused Cutler of setting fire to bis store. Cutler was greatly confused. He arose from the chair, step ped back several paces, and feeling in bis panta loons pockets, said; “Give me time to collect myself so that 1 can answer tout accuration.” He then sprang npon the desk at which Captain Prescott was writ ing. and leaped through the open window, evi dently with the Intention of commitfinetsnicldc. Captain Prescott seized the desperate man by the fur collar fastened lo his coat with hooks or but tons, and It parted from the garment. He then pot bold of the skirt ofhla coat, and Cntlcr strug gled so violently that Ihe coal come off, and the guilty mnu fell to the ground, a distance of about twer.tv rcet.striking upon thejpaving stones m the clley/and btuL-lng hts head and breaking one of the small bones of his wrist. He was taken np stenned, hnt not seriously Injured, and was pro perly taken care of. FROH THE PACIFIC COAST. Massacre by the Indians—Trade vrlth China* Ac. Sax Fhak cisco. December 5.— A Los Angelos despatch of jesierday from the Superintendent of Indian A Quire, *n route to Arizona, says the Mojave Indians and An .the Indians mn-derel Superintendent Geo. Lehlr and his clerk, W. H. Everts, November ISth, at Ball’s Canon, thirty-five miles frem Prescott. The bodies were received and buried next day. _ The ship Golde: Fleece cleared tor Hong Kong with fCOP.OCO In treasure and $43,000 worth oi brcadftnfis. ..... The bark Ethan Allen, from Hong Kong.briogs 4,000 kegs and iCO bags of sugar, and 400 bags of n <sne million one hundred and twenty-eight thou sand dollars' worth of fruit Las been sold here during the past year. Smooth American War News, New Tons, December s.—Advices from Mara* catbo to November «th, oy the bark Teresa, at this port, stale that General VenacUe Pulgar had snccccded in passsing Fort St. Carlos and captur ing a man-oi-war In the harbor of Maracai >o. ana had seised all he could from he small aafts in the river, preparatory to making an at tack oo tbe to«n. Nothing farther had been heard from him np to the time of the sading ol the Teresa. Casualties from a Palling Building. Pitmanttpnia, Decembers.—lhc walls of Ches ter's old brewery, situated near Haddington, to tbe Twenty-fourth Ward of this city, fell inis after noon. Geo. Mocri, aged slxty-seveo years, was killed, and four other men were badly injured. From San Domingo. Kew Tons, December 5. —Advices from San Do mtrgo stale that every member of tbe cxncdltlon fitted out at Cnracoa to place General Baot m power had been captured and imprisoned, and will be tried by contt-martiai- Call lor a Sleeting ot the Western Associate ed Frees. Detroit, December 5. To the Press: , _ A special meeting of the Western Associated Press win be held In Chicago on Wednesday. De cember 12th, at 14 o'clock, noon. All publishers of daily papers In the West are invited to attend. H. N. Walks u. President Western Associated Press. New Orleans Market. Nkw Oslsasr, December t. Cortex— Easy; sales of 4JM bates low middling at Sflr. Ilecripto WOO tona. _ „ Grocrois—Sngarflrm; ta!rat9sfc. Molaasefirm; inferior <sc *, pnme«!«l80c. _ . _ Flovt—Firm; super at sloX3Xdhkß, andjextra at an SttlSJO. *Qaant—Com lower; (1.TJ31.27. Oat) firm and in talrdemsiMk^ pixmßioNS—Pork lower t old 145.00; bacon dull; (braiders 13c ; lard dull at I3@ltc in good demand; weed 1eaff7.03i310.00; frtr fIOXOSU.U). DO. DEPAETMEXT OF THE GULF. Report of major General Sheridan. nrADcrunm? Depabtxtxt or tux Gnr, I New OnimLNP. La., Nov. H. 1806. f Gexeuaz.: In compliance with letter of Instruc tions, dated October 4,1?65,1 have the honor to make the following report of operations within the lir its of my command since May -29.15G3: On (ho 17th of May, 15C5,1 was relieved from command of the middle military division, and as signed tu the command of all the territory west of the Mississippi and south of the Arkansas Rivers, with directions to report to lieutenant General Grant for instructions. Ibis territory embraced at mat time within Ua limits the only organized rebel army left in the Confederacy, which was under the command of the Rebel General E. Kirby Smith, with head quarters at Shreveport, or vicinity, in the State of Louisiana. My instructions from the Lieutenant General were to operate against this command, to break it up or destroy It. For this purpose I was au thorized to draw from Major General J. J. Rey nolds, commanding Department of Arkansas, 12,C00 men. and from Major General E. R. S. Can bv, commanding tho Military Division of West Mississippi, 25,000 men, together with the Fourth nnd Twenty-fifth Army Corps, and a column of from S.tOii to '.i,CCO cavalry, to bo collected from Louisiana. WcslTemic&sce, Mississippi and Ala bama. Tbe aggregate strength of this force was about 80.000 men. On tbe Stub of May I assumed control of thisnew command, designating It the “ Military Division of the Southwest,” with headquarters at New Or leans, la., and at about (he same time received in telligence of the surrender of E. Kirby Pmltb, through commissioners sent from him to Mijor General Canby This surrender was made, but bore upon its face donMe-deallng on the part of the rebel commander or his agents, as the Texas troops had declined to surrender,and had disbanded to their bonus, destroying maga zines and cayrying with them tneir arms and am munition from the different arsenals. General Smith proceeded to Galveston, and from thence escaped to Mexico, in violation of the .agreement be had bound himself to observe. This conduct on bis part may have arisen from tbe fact thatji: could Pol be concealedtbat bis real object in offer ing to surrender was to get security tor the Ar kansas, Louisiana and Missouri troops to return to tbeir homes, knowing fnll well that the Texas troops did not inland to surrender, and that most of them had already gone to their homes; that while they were destroying thetr arsenal • and carrying home with them their arms, it was their constant boost that tbev were not conquered, and that they would renew tbe fight at some future day. Previous to the surrender and In anticipation of the successful escape of Jefferson Davis, and his probable arnval In the trans-Mlesisriypi Depart ment, it bad been contemplated to organize a col umn of 15,1.00 Confederates at Marshall, Texas for the invasion of Mexico. Tula scheme failed, perhaps from the capture of Mr. Davis. But v Lilc tbe main scheme of sending the 13,003 men to Mexico failed, numerous bauds, squads and parties, numbering perhaps S.OCO or 4,030 men, crossed the Rio Grande into Mexico. In view of this and the trouble; of our sister Republic, and taking into consideration the fact that all our military projects, during the war, against Texas bad been failures, and that on this account the Union people there had come to look upon U e Government as weak, it was determined to throw a largo force into that State and along the Rio Grande border. The accomplishment of this purpose was accompanied with great labor from various causes, bnt it was successfully achieved. Among the first dlfllcnltlcs were the Inadequacy Of the depot at this place for the requirements of the «r\ice to lie accomplished; tneabsence of all meicaUtlle marin*, and the worthless character of most ofthe transportation held by the (Jaarter master’s Department here for the purpose of crossing the Gulf, or entering the ports of Texas; the destruction of all the wharves at the ports in Texas, with the exception of Gal vcston.liy the Confederates, and the long line of communications to the points occupied in the interior, over which supplies bad to he sent; and last, hnt not least, the great reluctance of the troops, officers and men, to continue lor a longer F cried in the service, they claiming that they had uiCiicd Ui' Ir contract with the Government, and that it was but just they should he muttered out. The movement of the Thirteenth Corps Lad been ordered before I reached New Orleans One dmslon of it, under Major General F. j. Herron, proceeded to occupy the line of the lied River In Louisiana, ard Marshall and Jefferson in North eastern Texas. One division, under Major Gene ral F. Stcile, was under orders lor the Rio Grande. One division under Major General J. A. Mower, was 01 dered to Galveston, from thence to occupy the line of railroad from Galveston to Brenuam. while Major General Gordon Granger, who wa* in command of the corps, was aligned to general command in Texas. While these movements of the Thirteenth Coins were in progress, 1 was rapidly collecting at Alexandria, La., a column of cavalry about ■1,500 strong, to he commanded by Major General (t. A. Custer, and another column at Shreveport, La., about 5,000 strong, to lie commanded by Major General Wesley Merritt- These cavalry columns were collected from different points in the Slates before mentioned, and were trans pired up Red River by steamboats under great difficulties, from the low stage of the water, w«tc organized into divisions, equipped, supplied. and prepared to march for their respective points of dreiir.a’ioii; Merritt’s division to match ria Marshall to ban •iiv.i... o wi... .vu iu uwi.y k r—. .ukuomi.i w kjou Antonio, and Custer’s division via Hempstead lo Austin, Texas, the columns marching nearly par slid to each other and something like one hun dred miles apart Tncsc columns took with them a small pon toon train to cross streams on the line of march, end for the additional object of being able to cross the Rio Grande, should tbc Government civet to tend troops in that direction. While the movements of the Thirteenth Corps and Cavalry were going on. the Twcnty-Hr.hCotps war- embarked at City Point Virginia, for the coast of Texas, to occupy the points ot Indiauoia, Corpus Cbrl&U, Brazos, Santiago, and the line of the Itlo Grande—moat of tbc corps, however, be ing sect to the Rio Grande line. Great trouble was expuriecced in tbc landing of the troops of this corps in consequence of the bad harbors In Texas, the great draft of the vessel* employed as transports, end tbc absence of satiable lighters to convey the troops across the bars. While the foregoing operations were in pro gress, the Fourth Army Corps, numbering about IC,(* 0 nun. with all ite field transportation, arm ed in New Orleans, baring been ordered to report to me for service m Texas, and was transported as rapidly a« possible to Indianola, from thence to Victoria, and ordered to occupy the lice from ibiitpoliu to San Antonio. The troops ou the lino from Galveston to Austin were supplied with comparative case, as the bar at Galveston offered no verv difficult obstacles. Tbc wharves, although iu hnd condition, still suf ficed; the railroad from Hempstead to Brcnham was in condition to transfer oar necessary sup plies, and from Brcnham to Austin there was a pai-Miblc wagon road The lauding cr tbc troops at IcdtasoTa was diffi cult on account of tbc dangerous bar, wbicn bad to be lightered over from the transports, and in coneequince of the destruction oflhe wharves tne lightering had to be. In most case?, to the shore in smill boats. Then when the troop* were landed there was no water for a distance ol eighteen miles, and they hadlo be harried over this dis tance as soon as landed, and from thence to Vic ♦cria, where timber and water could be ohialaed in abundance. Victoria is distant from Indianola about thirty-five or forty miles. Aficr these diffi culties badbecn overcome It was found that tbc country between Indianola and Victoria was not passable for wagons mtbo winter, and the rail road from Lavaca to Victoria bad to he repaired at much labor and some expense, else the troops wocld have had to come back to their supplies at Lavaca and Indianola, where there was no water. I therefore ordered the railroad repaired, and af : ter it was in running cider sold it to the company, covering the cost of repairs, 'ihc whaii at in diunola had also to be built entire, mid when com pleted sold, to cover the expenses incurred. But on r.cconiitoflbcgeohstack'#,ard especially the difficulty of mossing the outer bar, which is about twenty miles from the lasdirg, some ot the transports bud to return to New Orleans or the month of the Mt-sl slppi River lor water for the troops and coal for the transport. At Brazos Santiago the wharf has been destroy ed, and many of tbc same difficulties occurred ‘ here, and some of the transport- had also to re turn to New Orleans ami the month of the Missis sippi River lor supplies ot coal and wa ter. The troops on this line were ex tended up the Rio Grande as far as Lar- do, nnd on this line the largest number of troops "ere placed A wharf had to be bn>U at Brazos, and at first tbc troops up the Rio Grande were supplied by small steamers which we hud sent to that river ; hut the difficulties of etilraucoa: the mouth of the Rio Gtarde made t ls line of supply very dancerons and precarious for the supply of tho troops, nnd sometimes a transport could not pass the bar at the month ot the river for nine or ten days. 1 therefore order* d the building of a rail road Rom Brazos to White Raccbc, on the Rto Grande River, a distance of eleven miles, and lids gave security to the supply of the troops. This railroad was afterward sold at about StO.vOtt over Ur* actual expense ot construction. All these difficulties in tbc movement of t-oups were over come, nnd In a short period of time. The cffict of ihi- largo movement of troops on the destiny of imperialism in Mexico has not been telly appreciated by our people. Ir Is, however, well known that while we were straggling for republican existence against organized rebellion, and when nearly all the heads ol the Governments of Europe (except RiiftU) wished, and did be lieve, tnat republicanism was not a suc cess, inc Emperor of the French undertook the bolu expedition to subvert the Rrpahlic of Mexico. There was.no territorial question to bo settled. «nd history will not excuse the attempted annihilation of a nation ou the pica of non-pay ment of a million or two of debts due. Tnere was no good excuse for this attempted violation of rights, and the history of Imperialism in Mexico Is only the history of the buccaneer M >r gan on a more extended scale, who at one time captured and he'd Panama on the Isthmus, until be could hold it no longer. So that when this movement of onr troops in Texas and the Rio Grande took place we found the line of that river and all Northern Mexico in the hands of impe rialism; a Government which collected no taxes, tad r.o system of government, and supported it* partisans, soldiers and civilians by levying con tributions on the poor Inhabitants; nut the ap pearance of onr troops and the knowledge that friends were on the border went Use electricity - to thehomes ana hearts ot the Mexican people. Etc rebels who had escaped Irom cur country re ceived co gvmpalhy. and in less than a year this ' hardy people, without money, without arms and muMtione of war, and without supplies, have r» captured Matamoras, Camargo. Presidio de Rto Grande. Lamnletas, Monterey, Saltillo. Moaclova Dutarco, Chihuahua. and in tact, held nearly all of the country, putting the invaders oa the defer.- ; sive acd corfihlcg them to the Va’ley ot Mexico. 1 with a fair prospect of thdr speedy extermina tion. I have felt much interest in this event, because I have always believed that the occupa' 100 oi Mex ico was a part of the rebellion: and believing that the contest in onr own country was lor the vindication of republicanism, 1 did not thin* that that v.ndicatton would be complete until aiaximilnn waa compelled to leave. The comt-e token by nearly every newspaper In the lately rebellions States was sympathy for Maxi milian. and tha sentiment of a large portion of the population was likewise: and so determined was ibis on the part of thousands of adventurers that the Cordova emigration scheme was gotten np. ldu bad. 1 think, for Its object tne formniton of a Moximflian-Amcxican party, composed of Confed erates entertaining antipathy toward our Govern ment. Many ot those, hanne no means, would have drifted into the army of Maximilian. 1 had to take string crounos against this emigration, and finally broke it np by refusing to permit emi grants to embark from tbe seaports within the iluiiu of my command. Tbe effect of tbe presence of onr troops m Texas and on the Rio Grande, as alluded to here tofore, on the destiny ol imperialism was great. It had not a friend among the officers or men, from tbe highest to tbe lowest grade, and the efivet was depressing in the extreme—so much so that I am inclined to believe that had a demand been made for the withdrawal of the Imperial troops, on the ground that tbe Invasion or Mexico was a part of tbe rebellion tt would bare been grantt o, and tbe miseries of that country for tbe lu>t vrar been avoided. While tbe Imperial troops held the line of the Kio Grande tbe strictest ne Quality was preserved. Since they were driven away, the same nonorable neutrality has been preserved toward the Ltoeral Government - The number of troops sent to Texas was about 52,000. Shortly after they had arrived and be come settled, orders came for tnc muster-out o! about 47,000 ollhU force, and the muster-out was carried on gradoalty, and in accordance with our ability to bring them back, so that the movement may be considered ts equal to a continuous movement of over 90,000 men over tbe moat diffi* gtiU line of operations which we have In NUMBER 183. the country. i make these remark-, because I was under the impression at one time that the Quartermaster General did not folly understand the magnitude of the movement, or the natural obstacles in the war of its accomplishment, and we bad to struggle for six months without funds, on the plea that the Brazos Railroad was con structed without authority, and the public service made to sinter a punishment by this denial of funds. 1 believe the Quartermaster General was Influenced in this act by the representations of incompetent inspectors sent oat to make reports. The conditional dmahatrs in Texas was anom alous, singular and unsatisfactory. 1 found the Provisional Governor, bached by a small portion of the population, had for bis standard of loyalty, “abhorrence for the rebellion and glory mUs defeat;” while his successor as actual Governor, tad for his standard of loyalty, “pride in the re bellion—that it was a righteous nut lost cause, being overpowered by the Federal lorces.” Both of these representatives of the civil law, enter taining opposite standards for the loyalty of their subjects, x was required to support, and did it to the best of my ability; but It has been cmliamssing in the extreme. Governor Hamilton, t'.e Provisional Governor, was clamor ous for more troops, and in several communica tions to me asserted that the civil law could not he carried oat: that frevdmeo would be killed and Union men driven fiotalhc State without military support, which I cave whenever it was fbmble. Governor Throckmorton, tne present iovemer, wants all the troops removed from the settled portions of the State, asserting that the civil law was all right: that justice would be done to ficedmen. Union m.n, and oar soldiers In the courts. Bat jus tice is not done. To cive vtju an instance ol this, two soldiers wore shot *at Ben ham, Texas, about two months ago; ’bey were manned, and oflered no provocifoa. The Grand Jury could find no bill against their would-be as sassins, but fouud a bul against Brevet Malor Smith, Seventeenth Irl&nlry, tor burglary, be cause he broke into the house of some citueu in his attempt to arrest these men. lly own opinion U that the trial of a whim man for ice murder of a freedman. In Texas, would be , & farce, and Id making this statement I make U because truth compels me, and for no other rea son. Burin? the last six mouths Indian depredations have taken place on the lemo'e lion tier. Their extent is not defined us yet, but they are not very alarming, acd I think that the Governor has to some extent been Influenced by exaggerated re pons, gotten up, In some instances,'by fiontler people, to get & market for t-cir produce, and In other instances by army contractors, to make money. Ihavc ordered two regiments of cavalry to the frontier, and placed a regtm-jnt of mfantrv at Aus tin, to be moved if nuccesary. It is strange that over a white man killed by Indians on an extensive frontier the greatest excitement will take place, but over the killing of many iretdmeu in the settlements nothing Is done. I cannot help, but ste this, and 1 cannot help but tell it to ay superior?, no matter Low unpleasant it may be to the authorities ot Texas. I will establish tbclroniicr posts in Texas iu the early spring. It was not done heretofore ou ac count of baring no available regular troops, and to have attempted it with volunteer troops, de sirous of returning to their homes, would have Involved on expense which I did not like to put upon the Govemtn ni. In Louisiana there was about as much, if not more anamoly tn civil affairs than in Texas. Our d< pot was in New Orleans, which from U« geographical position. become the matu depot of tic Gplf $ tales, and in fact the whole Southwest. This place had necessarily been the headquar ters of superior commanders, aud os many of them appeared to ' bare more ability in evil than In military afihire, they fell the results ol that ability to b? settled by mysclfaud the subordinate officers of my com mand— questions and claims, semi-military and srml-civi], ol every possible phase, ana so numer ous and complicated that, after a fair examina tion, i think It will require one officer and ten clerks for over twelve months to brief and sys tematize wbat Is yet Ictt. The sett:cmcLt of such of those claims ns bare al ready come up, hns been a dead weight upon the legiti mate military duties of my command. Then there was the a- cumulattr.il. at this place, uf material ot war of every po-slbie character, irum ocean steamships d )wn to pica -axes and spades, the alspo>ltl-*n of which give final labor: hut by keeping steadily at work, and by the coo,l judgment of sUIK-rdiaate commander., un-i eislTi Aker# ot ihcdlffercnt Bureau-, thli depot is now redrecd to the present wants of the»ervice. At the time of my arrival at New Orleans, as bclorc alluded to, the civil allairs wen* much mixed np. Gov ernor J.Madbon Welt* was legitimately holdicc the position of Governor; but a new , lection was to occur in the summer or till, amt althougnfrum Iho auteet ri*nts ol the Governor—who #imported the Federal au thority— I bad reason to expect g»l Judgment, still, cither on ao ount ot theni-proa* hinuclectioa (In which he was a candidate ffir re-election), or because he U ought It bear, ho wits tilling a number of vaoa-teles in offices throughout the stale by returned C.nP'derv.,*. I did not know this. as tt wasnoneol inybuetueas until 1 learned It by the cousUot appeals made to me by men who were n-rnod out to give p!sc- to new-comers, wlmm tlev did not think deserving, and I ,-ntv <prak of It now became it led e(t*rward to ani sheuutne of blood, tn which the military were to some extent involved. The Governor was le-electrd and the Legislature met; but it was found that the Governor had one will. and the Legislature had another. Not only wa« the Legislaturetnantaeonttm with the Governor, hnt Ml. or nearly all, the subordinate ctvll authorities of tbo btate were again! t him. Many of thess he had him self appointed. It they still held over after th*c.?ctlon. Then the Governor commenced making appeal* to the r llllary authoritieslosupporthlai.and vnea It was preper andlegltlma*e to serve the ends of Justice such support was given; bat when it was to eat!-fy partisan or political purpose*; It was refused, and the military assumed tie position that politics was outside of the prefesdon, at d tnst It con-d not be called on. legiti mately, to serve the Interest# of either side. This hu ll r political leeltns dually culminated In the ma<sarrc of tneto.ii of Jnh.lVd. I have thought that had I been In tl-c dtv. tin- elnnsh'er night have b-eu avoid- ed; but 1 dirt net expect It to occur, and I whs led to thU belief bv a conversation which 1 bad. ab >nt the mot .Inn. last, with.'mice Hureil. who was the Pres I dint of the l-oulMtina Convention of !«>;, and who told tno that lie would decline to call tt together. He ask~d If It could lave military support. I said it could not; that I would not allow the military to be used for party purpeses; but that if the parties lu the SUtecarnet&to coll'sion, it would be my duty to maintain the peace of the country, as 1 had beilsreo for some time past ttvvs eaftty of life and property did not rest wtlii the civil aut to rttle- when tt ere was any great dislurolng cause. In Florida there were no political ivnes involving th? military authorities, olth-ugh tr.ncb annoyance oc caMnnatlv cam e from arrests uf offirer# ana soldiers lor sets alleged to have been commuted during the re bellion. The people ot Florida appeared to realize the fact that It would sot make lau'h differ Tice to them w hat party w n in power. and .that their rests was to take off their could and go to work to re pair the disaster of toe rebellion. On thr 21 tb of Jnne.ltO. the umporary milltiry div ision ofthe Southwest was abolished b} the creation o| the Military DivlMon of the CulC wblcn Included the d< parttncLUt ofTexaa, Louisiana. Mls-lvdppl and Flor ida. These departments were respectively command ed by M&jor General* Wright, Conby, Slocum and t'o*- OnO'totKT «th, 1553. the Department of the Missis sippi was transferred to the Military Division of the ■ll-i.IH—IOO. On May 23d. 18C0, Major General Canby. having been ordered to Washington, was succeeded by Dreret Ma jor Gtnsr.tl A. Uaird In the commando? the Depart ment of Louisiana. I ax. General, very respectfully. Your obedient «crvant, P. H- Sji*bip\», Major General U. s. A. Drevet Major General John A. Rawlins, Chief of Staff, Washiucloa, D. t. trtVAITBROTUERS Advcrtislnc Ab’i* 126 Denrb.*rn~*t., receive advcTtlscmentv for all tbe lendmc papcis ibrousbont the United Winter* aud Cnnaims. jfur Goobs. JfoL i RADIES’ FINE JpkrußS Lltanfacturera* Prices, & um !5 LAKE-ST (Qppo-lto Palmer’s) <safes. J^OTICE EXTRAORDINARY I GREAT INDCCEiIESTS TO THOSE WANTING FIREAKDBURGLftR-PROOF SAFES stock, of New York and Detroit manafactare, with laust improvements. Alum Patent and Patent Triple Flange. Also, several second-hand Safes, very cheap. MAYNARD BROTHERS 47. Safest. A cents irr TALE'S LOCKS, which are used almost ex clusively by New Tort and Chicago Bankers. dransponatinn. pOK LAKE SUPERIOR, TIA ESC'ANABA. THE STEAMER SEA BIRD FOR ESCAJVABA, Tonchlns at all Northern Ports, on Friday Morning, "th inst., at 0 O’clock. For frtlcbt or patsace, apply at my oalce. below Bosh st.bridge. A. E. GOODRICH. ffiasontc Notices. A rASONIC—The regular assembly ol 111 Vai.Bc;f«!arGrand Lodie ot Perttttloa will Held at tbe Masonic Icaiple this (lbar»day)even idc. at7x oVcck. Work on «he 14th degree. All the members ol the LoHce are rronened to be present. jAS, H. «{IBS Grand Secretary. jrDcictg fHcctiugs. Akegtjlak meeting of the Chirac® Mechanic*' Institute trill be held In Urcm No. ;i Masonic Temple. Dcarborn-et.. on TUES DAY. Deccrnl-cr ntb. Mcetlre Till be called to order at Hto S o’clock i». m. Byorrt»r . . * JOHN M. VAN OSDELZ. President. JOES' JENKINS, SeoctaiT. jHilttarj). DEARBORN LIGHT ARTILLERY. You arc herety ordered to autwarat the AnaorY. a: 3 o'clock, a. m.. December 6. W c «gg AS> 9M|TH . %H)OtOStapj)S. ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CENTS. SPLENDID CABTES DE VISITE Made at lintd'a Photoffrah st, ter down. 5,0 sUKWlago* wotkoa ft<-cocst o{ redaction of price. astiolQSß- "V'GTICE—Just arrived from Europe. CLAKKISSA ailLliSOaii The celebrated Gfpiy Fortune Teller, can be consulted Tombau&tntheaTtemoon. Don’ttorsel3*iT 9q»» lart-su Best city reterescev gives. Jpkaliug jjatks. SKATING PARK. The First in the Field, PEOSPEOTUS FOR SEASON OP 1866-7. The Managers cf this lone established and popular place ol winter roorc have steal pleasure ia aaao ta clngloihaskatiuspubUc—embracing ladle* and gen tlemen of mature «c, desiring to proton; the stream ct tbilr sands of life; younger beaux and belles whots poor loots, bloomlug corapleiwns and flashing eyes are their p'lde and com and merry children, perfect’ng themselves to the graceful art—(bat dartnc the ap proaching season they Intend to conduct the fars m • manner never before attempted by aay Institution ot the kind in America, and surpassed In liberality by none. It is the Intent!or ol the Managers to secure during the season the services of alt tie star stating talent (Roth -skaiorlal Kings” and "Queens") to be had la this i-cnntrv, and all others where skating has been brought to a stale ct pc flection—negotiations with the most nTebratcd professionals, both of this country and the northern kingdoms and empires of En-ope, being now in progms, with prospects of an early comple tion. The services ot the Great Western Light Guard Band, LEO BY Prof. Vaas, have been secured tor the season, and the patrons of ’♦The Washington” will be highly favored with charm ing, soul-stirring and inspiring music. to the marked time or grateful melody of which they con glide along over the smooth and polished Ice, aided, oa spcrlsl occasions, by the silvery light ot the moon, what more charming amusement tor a winter’s evening I What morebtauhini reel call ml Comptre it with the child’s plar of stating la a covered ham in the uoromantic light of uiiow dips ao 1 kernseue! Ouj is the helghth ot sublimity, the o/Aer, Oh! ye Gods! the dcplh« ct absurdliy 1 But ”to oar muttons.” With regard to the wauls of the “ Interior department,” the Manager* take »Just pride Inthtlrarrangement* Car the appreaclungsev son. Their vast Hall, tn the »c>ohd story of the Park building, baa been beaniitolly decorated; >«id incredi ble as the tnagninceace axul liberality may seem, the entire Uoll tciU be rued /nr lif-/re>*nn‘nt /»urpo,M. Here the wearied skater mav retire, throw himself on aa elegant and luxurious *ofa, make known his want* to thepollfc mhle atlratant. («tio«* ImmaruHte white choker and spotless “dickey” are bis onlv care.l aod la a twinkling nave the'atts&W’twn of beholding that fir which his appetite craves—belt the fragrant product of Java, judiciously mingled with the lac toil Said and saccharine condiment; any of tbo ten thousand vari ous preparations m tne si ape of cake, or (be more satb-QTcg preparation* offlesn and foal, ulu Pr-'/e**or Uo rr. Any or all of those will he served to the afore said weary skater on tables ol polished marble, who.se very veins give Indisputable proof ot Its terrible eno tic ns at leaving the shores ot th« o’.ca on happy, but now free, Italy. It moat be distinctly understood, however, that In all thi» magnificence. the “ craver lor Intoxicating beverages” will find nothing wherewith to vatUfv Ms depraved appetite, as nothing of an intox icating nature will be aPowrd within the Parker building. Descending from the palatial Hall, theskaier will Und tawny Africans, recently imported Irom the torrid climes, whose pleasure it will be to adjust the polished stcvl to hU rlc.di&g f >ct. and if he happms to lack protciercv tn the art of skating, willing instruc tors will be always ready oa the Ice to lend a helping hand. Calcium Lights of unusual brilliancy will shed their ray* over the entire Fork during the moon's absence in uthrr quarter*. Icc Plant* and sfnow plows have been devl«cd which will keep the snrtace clear and smooth at all times, and tbo public may re*t assured that ncr stone will be lelt unturned by the Manager* in making thU.as It h»s hem for rears, the ravoerrs sxaTtsu bksobt of TUB CITY. Season tickets are now for tale at the follotrlng coa venlcEt places: STREET. PKABSOS & CO., 101 Waßhln*ton-3t. A. B. HOVET, 194 Lake-st. UUSSOJC. SKINNFR * CLARKE, 110 La WML JEWEIT & BUTLER, IS Latest. BARNUM BROS., comer Lakc-at. and Michigan ar. TRIBUNE OFFICE. Clirk-sr. KINSLEY’S. Opera Bouse. ROOT A CADY, Opera House. JOHN R. WALSH, corner ol Dearborn and iladl son-fts. EDWARD ELY, comer Dearborn and Washington gts. aid AT TOE BARK. - PRICES. Gentlemen 95,00 JBoyn Onsrrbcatl n to the PI rectors ft liberal reduction will l-r made to happy father* blessed with a g’vMljr nuuil er ol **o«lve lranches.” SHINGTON SKATING ASSOCI VV AT ION’. DITIDEND. It has been decided by the Doxrd ot Directors to Ifsue !•' each stockholder of this Association a Gentlemen’s Seav.n Ticket (equal to a dividend of twenty per cent), which can be had on application to STREET. PEAR SON' & CO., 101 W'a-nmgton-st. 0 GEORGE G. STREET. Secretary. Stockholders tr ust present their cerilflcalcs of stock, without which no ticket will be t«aued. rj^KCcSES —Rupture? cured by the HARD RUBESU TRUSS. This Trues I* unlike all others ever used, both In con struction and material. Doe-* not constantly upon the rupture, and there-y give a call for a Truss for life. like other Irn-sesln use, tut pres-e* tn four places, htlnglngthe parts togetn-r, giving Nxiore a ctiance to cure, whicn .t docs In nearly all cases. Dues nut press anon the cord, or ototract circulation. Never soil* or cortodes, and will last all fo time. Young per ron ana recent ctses xlwxt# nesao. Physicians say It U the only pnriosoFnn -\t. Tucss irf rat None but those who have suffered with the miseries of run* can appreciate the UaKD KUlil-Elt TUU** ’■ Truss isskliwllv applied, and satlsticM— : or money rerandco. at 1, H. aEF* ” . - . - uml Bandage ImtUnic, liV phlcttrcc. Wholesale ♦* > > count. _ J, ..ua'tjl. gTO C K S OF THE Merchants’ Union Express Co., City Railroad—West Division, Chicago 100 Company, FOR SALE CHEAP. BY QTOEBY & HAWLEY, Brokers, NO, 7 REYNOLDS' BLOCK, 825,000 TO LO.L\, On Heal Estate Security. GEO. H. ROZET, US LaSalle-sr. 4For Sale. TO PRINTERS—For Sale—A NORTHUCP CYLINDER PRESS, In good order, aid In constant use. Prints a paper 33 ltvtllnci.ee. Will he‘old cheap for cash. Apply to ROUNDS & JAMES, fh Cago. HORSES FOR SALE OF THE GOIDDDST BREED, At Eden Stock Farm, debt miles Dorn the city ol Louisville. Ky. These horses Include the tea Lead tha’have challenged the world for ftpeed and bottom. throosh -Wilkes’ Spirit of the Ti nes"; also. Lynla Golddtud, that won tortell ot Monnofs celebrated Bruno In threv races; also. Matty GoMdusUthat won loru.lt over ten cfthel>cs(. two year olds of Kentucky Jr, the tall of 1505, and the noted >iyla and speed mares «Ui!G«Mdn«Lßo;a GoMdaet. many oth ers, make np the bc«t and most elegant lot of trotters ever offered lor sale In America, f am now breeding over mares annually of tbe moat Improved crosses ol Morgan* and thoroogta-hreede, and ran supply sln- and double driving hor.-e* brood mar***, or stal lions, cl any desired aged, at the »hoirreatooUce. ,cIWC-C6t to net L. L. DORSEY, JR. A YOUXG ETHAW AX.MN HOH3E, Five years old. dark bay. perfectly kind and well bro ktn.fr sale. For any on,* desiring ■» tamlly hor»».trls 1> a rare crance. Al*o. a -hitting rail bursty and, Bos ton harness new. Infinlre at »5 Market-st. |7OR SALE. "*■ OX COM MISSION, Fine ronmctlcnt Seed Tobacco. Wrappers and Fillers Cr’p I‘f-t. Al-o, a flue stock of T-bacvo. cigars iTpcs, dcJtor sale by DARKER. MARSH * CO., li De.vrbora-st.,. Chicago, Business Garbs. QTOIJAGJi.— The undersigned are pre pared to do a GENERAL STORAGE BUSINESS, Oc libera’ terns, at th.;ir TVarchoa-v’, on Market-st., be., K 3 Uubooral " cnAss 4 co . rii L. MORGAN & CO.. * COMMISSION MEEC-lAST3, Fcr the onrchaae tad sale ol Grain. flour. Prod* lots, Ac. Particular attention paid to the »a!eof Urcaied Hogs. 13 LaSallenL. Chicago. WT. NOBLE, « BAt.tTACTTBTH OF LooKinc Glosses and Picture Frames of Every UcscriDiioD, Ko. **3o Htate*L Chicago. P.0.80x 1143 Old Frames recilt. Also, a one collection ofPainlings and EipravlLfs for *alc. j3artun:sl)lp. r’O-PAP.TNUIiSmP NOTRE I ; JOHN BROOKS lias th!* Hay retired from the Ann oiTTM.B. YOUNG* CO. The hnslntss cf taaa claci tiring Plows and Sulky Cultivators wm bo continued after this date under the name and style cf Hsptjood, Yoanir Sz Co, CHAS. H. SAPGOOCN WM.B. YOUNG, ii «i.u. avn.iu, GEO. Q. L \L'SJiIO!». (Elofljintj. 'T'IFTEEN. $25. FIFTEEN. Blade Cloth Salt tor 815, Silk SUxed do. fbr 825, At SCOTT, DAVISON & CO.’S, 13U_Lake-»t. pLOTHING, CLOTHING. UIt EAT n EDUCTION IN MES ASD BOYS* CLOTHYNG, At SCOTT. DAVISON’ & CO.’S. 136 LakMt. iHccrarbauiß i,3ipcs. QESUINB Meerschaum Pipes and Cigar Holders of our own importation, at very i^ w prices. BECK & WIKTD. 9.5 Sooth Water-st. (general Notices. Wf HEREAif —My ivife, Anna Maria \\ &en«lclmch.bssla{tinTl>ea and board with out any cause cr provocation, I forbid any one trtisun? her on rap account, as I win pay no bill of hereof trading.. jOS&Fa W. bENDEL&A^S* Dcccutcrt, ISCB. Clotting. pRICES DOWN ! REDUCTION 10 per cent FROM REGULAR FRIGES, CLOTHING MET DESCRIPTION! All who hnvc Winter Clothing to boy will consult their Interest br selecting from wtr~ MAMIIOTU !<TOCK nt REDUCED PKICM before purchasing elsewhere. L. DeGRAFF, Cor. Stale and Randolph-sts. §15.00. BEATER OVERCOAT, it SCOTT, DAVISON A CO.’S, gj sl, *l, sl, *l, sl, sl, §l, V WILL BUT A TV bite Merino Shirt or Drawers, it SCOT!, DAVISON A CO.’S, gj£li)olcgalc CIDtS Rouses KIMBALL, STEVENS & COMP’T. WHOLESALE CLOTH HOUSE. 64 <fe @6 JUTCHTCtnJmV- ,?F /' * ATCU-THIEF OR ALARM MONEY DRAWER ELATTUAIID EHOTSE23, Auoota, >l7 S*tatc-r*t., Dealers in Improved FIRE and UI'KGLARPnOOP SAFES (-pec at bargains for next Ccw days) and YALE’S I.OCR. J7VEIIY 31 AN HIS OWN HORSE SHOER. The American Horse Shoe AND ICannfactnruig Corni'".ny, Owner ot lichel & Enel’s Pate— gnnlrcd utder tho law-* - '’ felting County It'-’ for theesta*-’ BUjpt- ’’ .loacft _ coallcnjtw ..c«. yet *o fllmole . «re Cuteced tu tha foot or any other knoxo method. ~»r pinch the fort, aor *njnre the . minis Its-* than ordinary shoe*. and are ... perfect. _oanty'liichUin the SUieol llUnM*** Indiana. Wlv ions la and Michigan for sale at No. US WashlngUm it, OMtalra, Orott room. * JOHN A. FUTXER. R ELASTIC—TIio only Perfect Patent Broom. The best carpet sweeper In the world. Territory &r gale. C. E. WINGATfcJ, pARD’6 PATENT BRICK KIA CHINE. Dtflrv and martntactory &:| Sonia Jetferaon-st. For iclormalloa and descriptive clrcaia^addreaa^^ 3;i Sooth Jefferson-*:.. flffoago. jtjarbtoare. Stones, See, HOLES ALE HARDWARE. WILLIAM BLAIRICO., IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DEALERS 1H AND 179 AND ISI RANDOLPH-ST., CAdR-lnlng the Briggs PourC). CHICAGO. DE,tr,r>oiu»-ST. TV 0.1 3IASSILLON • FIG ISM, DEWEY & CO., 27 Kl-gsknry-st. Consignments. DBEcSED HOGS—Because of the pre vailing Low Hate of Commissions CnDrcfscd Hocl, I decline such cn:.?ienn rnt« alter tfclfl date. j. W. STICKS, jyiES&ED HOGS Usual Facilities to Shippers. Commissions on car-load bd/*, Uj percent. U A. M. WRIGHT & CO -1 JSantl 140 Klnzle-st. ccrur ol Lvaalle. HOPb —We invite attention to a ship ment cf HOPS of very vuperlor Quality. J. SHIIRRARD & CO„ Commission Merchant*. 219 South Water at. JjIiESSED HOGo!' DRESSCT HOGS!! I am sow prepared tn handle Dressed Hoys tor coun try shippers, aid e*tU fhrnlf'a. hy request. STENCIL PLATBAND WEIGHT LISTS. All consignments will receive mr prompt alttmtton. W. H. UNDERHILL IS4 Washlaston-tL Chicago. . TNRESSED HOGS! - L ' DEESSE33 HOGS! DRESSED HOGS! Cocslcmrentj of Dressed Hoc* win Rave our care ful, prompt attention, We mate a specialty of tala tcstneM, and parties la the country shipping boo to this itarkel this season will And « to thslr Interest to ship to c>. bleed! plates, weight lists and dally mar ket reports furnished *ree on application. __ LAW BENCE. NKXaEN * BUTLER. Otis Block. 164 Madlsou-sc. corner of Laaalle. FOR prompt returns, send jour DRESSED HOGS To DAVID DUEL 4: CO„ 1-lt LaSallc-sU Chicago. JOSEPH GILLOTTS aTEEL PENS, OF THE OLD STANDARD QTTAI.ITT JOSEPH Or DescrintlTa TRADE MARK: fiII.LOTT. Ns:as aig UusiS WARRANTED. c»Uas Ntmoer. NEW SERIES, GOOD ASD CHEAP, from No. wO to No. TCI. JOSEPH WlU> IRADEMABK: l!ll.LOTr, , Dgiign-ttlcg humhera. The we]l kiown oeicix-O. PtyTCAB munoew, hiTlcir been Minnied 6$ other Vjks'bs. we desire to canlton the public in respect to end imitations caution tne p AsK p O B oiLLOTrs. , __ GnxcTT'flPsss. to richTanetyaoditf.eastoralt CTery tad oXbaad-wrltlsjf, lor sal* 1 to t- e tradeof JOS. GIXXOTT SOJfS. Ka. 91 John-M- Sew York. HENHV 8010 Agent* rpHE EXE! THE EXE! Dr. STAC DfiSJBOTT, Oculist, n ( rShk mo. free Ma aarcgtiyeoienta. tn ftjew_tUjs»___ jjulilir faceting. A ITENTION, FOURTEENTH f\ rTARD.-A Public Meeting is ealM, eg ttroo-rtjr iurr»t* on Oybourne»»v a - on FKIDA\ E'KMM». nc "•°9o'ifi{fc.tJosEl-n eulnqeks so.io-i nr bourne-are-«or the purpose o.' gar. i^weirndl • n 2J* tewi ta-wma**"- ‘•"“^'cSmSStieb. OF ON 03? * ISOO §15.00. patents. via* o*- B2SSU2D sossi: 33ens. HcUiral.