Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune, December 18, 1866, Page 2

Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune dated December 18, 1866 Page 2
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DECEMBER 18. ISCG. BOOPEB’S BANK ZIII.L. The House Committee on Banks and Cur rency, have introduced Hooper’s hill, mak ing a number of very important chi-nscs in the existing National Bajitiagact. As every bank officer oed stock holder will be affected by the bill. If it becomes a law, we publish it entire for their Informaliemand for the in formation of the business public. For the • benefit of the general reader, who may not have time or taste to Wade through and study tbe whole bill, we herewith present the chief features of the proposed omeud- meuifc. The first one relates to the manner in which banka shall bo managed, bow their records shall bo kept, and provides that three fourths of the directors shall reside hi the State in which the bank Is located for one year preceding their election, and shall own at least ten shares of stock. The amend' ment to Sec. 23 of the present act provides that no stockholder or firm of which he is a member shall borrow more than one-tenth of the capital of the bank. The amendment to Sec. 00 provides that hanks may charge on any lean or discount the some rate of Inter-' eat allowed bv tbe laws .of the State to other money lenders, and when no rale Is fixed by the Slate, then not exceeding seven per ceut shall be charged. If a greater rate than aloresald la exacted U will work a for feiture of the entire debt. : The amendment In relation to the places of redemption reads: That each bank located in any other place than the cities named in section 32 shall select a bank or banks In anyofthc cities named la that section, at which its notes wilt he redeemed on presen tation nv par, ic. The cities referred to are New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Albany, Charleston, Rlchmond,Ncir Oilcans,Chicago, Cincinnati, fit. Louis, Leaveuworth, Milwau. Jcee, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Sau- FraucUcoaud Washington City. The amendment then goes on to say that each bask In any of those cities shall select a bank in the city ol New York, at Which Its own notes, and the notes of any bonk for which it acts as redeeming agent, will be re deemed ul par on presentation. The coun try banks arc thus to redeem at the banks of the large cities, and these lu tom at the banks In New York, both for themselves and their customers—the country banks. Another provision of the same section de clares that compound interest notes shall not be included in the legal tenders required to be kept as a redemption fujd. The effect of lb.is section will be to cause the banks to sell their compounds and luck up a hundred mil lions of greenbacks as a reserve fund, which ure now in active use und circulation. The object of the clause Is to produce a large con traction of the currency, and a stringency in the money market- And such most inevit ably .be the consequence unless Congress shall order a new l*suc of greenbacks to re place the compound Interest notes thus with drawn from tbe banks. And this is what Congress ought to do, as It would save the country ten millions a year of Interest with out producing a commercial stringency. Tbe amendment to section thirty-four pro vides for a fuller and better monthly report | to tbe Comptroller of the Currcncy.of the I’m- 1 bilitics and resources of each bank- The amendment to section thirty-eight declares that no dividends shall ever be made by any hank to a greater amount than its nett profits on hand, deducting therefrom Its losses and bad debts; and all debts due to any bank on which interest Is past due and unpaid for six months, unless the same shall be well secured and In process of collection. shall bo considered bad debts, within the meaning of the act. The amendmenttoaec tkn forty-one provides that in lieu of all ex- Uti vg taxe* every bank shall pay ouo half per cent annual tar on Us notes in circulation, and ouehalf per cent bn Its average deposits* and, lurtbermorc, that the capital. shares of each hank shall be subject to taxation understate authority, but cot at a greater rate than Is assessed upon other money capital in the hands ofln ihvidual citizens of the State, And the real estate owned by any bank shall pay State tax£S on its value the sarqe as other real estate. These provisions may be distasteful to the bants, but they will be endorsed by the whole community as Just and equitable. The national taxes on tbc-banks arc re duced to about one-ball of wbat they sow pay, in order to provide for the contingency cl State taxation. When this amendment is adopted one large, source of, complaint and grievance on the part of local authorities agninsl*thi- National Banks.'Vui be removed and set at rest. . Tbe amendment to section forty-fjvs pro vides that r.o National Book shall be se lected as a depository for public money, in any city or place where there is located a Sub- Treasury of the United States. This propo sition will meet with public approbation. Experience has proven that Government de posits are dangerous to the banks receiving them, and injurious to their customers, as the bauk is tempted to loau Government money which It is iu jeopardy ofbcmg called on any moment to pay. Let the Govern ment lake care of lu own money, and In stead of hoarding it by the hundred million, apply It In payment ol Its debts. The amendment to section twenty-one pro vides fer a reduction of the circulation of the larger banks. Tie: on the paid up capi tal of each hank whose capital shall not ex ceed £300,000, ninety per cent thereof of cir culation. Banks whose capital exceeds $300,000 but la under $500,000, eighty per cent of circulation. Banks over $500,000, bnt under a million, seventy per cent of cir culation, and to each bauk with more than a million of capital, fifty per cent of circula tion, but no bauk shall have, to exceed, a mil lion of circulation. The remainder of tbe amendment provides, first, that a bank in withdrawing Us excess of circulation may return the notes of any other bank and re-, cclvc credit therefor; and that the circulation thus returned shall bo given to new banks in tbe States which have heretofoh} secured the least ratable proportion of cir culating notes. But the aggregate circula tion of the National Banks shall not at any lime exceed tbe sum of three hundred mil lions. There is a serious defect In the mode of fixing the per cent of circulation which each bank shell have. For instance, a bank with £OOO.OOO capital Is allowed nmntvoier cent or $970,000 of circulation, while a bonk with $305,000 capita] is allowed but eighty, per cent or of circulation. A back of SoUO,OOO is allowed SIOO,OOO. whlla a bank of $503,000 will receive but £350,500 of circu lation. and a bank of $1,000,000 will receive $700,000 o! circulation, while a bank of $1,100,000 will receive bat $550,003 of circu lation. We are surprised that the Committee should make such a stupid blunder. They had only to insert the words* 4 in cxccsjof” for the reduced r»tcs,*thua; A bmk with*, capital of $300,000 shall have nketyper cent, and all capital 4 * In excess of” that sum and un der $500,000 eighty per cent, and In excess of half a million seventy per cent, and on any sum In excess of a million, fifty per cent of circulation. The amended bill, as a whole, will meet with more or less opposition from the banks, antLlbat clause forbidding Compoonds to be held for redemption purposes will not re ceive the sanction of that largo and prepon derating portion of the people who are op posed to a stringent money market and hard times. - jtßßKSTopnox. jourr nosoxs- SKV. Tlic announcement that an order bad been leaned for the arrest of Hon. John Morris, see, wDI be received iritb nrofonnd regret bj' ’the Democratic party throughout the country. Xvtn those who do not sympathize with that organization hailed the nomina tion of Mr. Morrissey for Congress, as an in dication that the Democrats of New York City had determined for the future to select a better class oi men for public positions than heretolore. So one can donhl that Mr. Morrissey Is an ornament to the parly which elected him, and an honor to the great mass of voters In his district. Doubtless he was guilty of some youthful indiscretions, as ho himself admits, such as gambling, ptlze-flghUng, d:c and was once indicted lor burglary, bnt nevertheless, his election is much more creditable to his constituents than the elec tion of such men as the Woods, and the great holt of those selected for the various offlccs by the Democratic party of Sow York City Millions of dollars ore stolen annually by the leagued Democratic plunderers of the city government. Morrissey, onthecontrary, has never thrust his bands Into the city trpas- ury, but has made money by the more hon orable and courageous methods of /air Ram bling and bard knocks In tbo prise ring. \vc do not think the difficulty in which Mr. MorrJsH*y Is now involved will prove so rloua. He is accused, It appears, of partici pating lu the lottery j>olicr business. Simi lar charges were often madoagomsttbe Hon. Ueujamln Wood In ye&ra past, bat the coun try was not, on that account, deprived of the political and legislative services of that gen t lonian- It should he observed, also, that the aceu'-allon • against Mr. Morrissey rests on the uffldavit of n single - individual, who does not, probably,' occupy a public po sition, and who, for aught we Jcuo>T, may ha » political enemy or rival ortho dlalmiruiah ,cd man he has accused* At any rate, the - public Will do well to suspend Judgment un til a hearing shall determine the merits of the catCiandmut condemn unheard a nun *« recently selected as the representative of a powerful constituency. The hall Tcqulred of him Is only three thousand dollars, and he can easily procure sureties Ur. a hundred times the amount, or foot the bill out of his own pocket, ns to that matter. A few Incky bets on tbe Jack or ace would set him right again. The lolcry policy business U contrary to law In New York; but the business Itself has suffered little on that oc count. We do not think, therefore, the country need fear that Mr. Morrissey will not take his scat in the Fortieth Congress, and give the fall weight and vigor of hla intel lect to the Important measures that will come before it. XHl* SOUTH AND Tin: TBRUITOi UlAti FIXOPOSITION. The proposition that Congress shall sc! aside the existing Governments, la the Southern States, and establish others ia their stead, appears to be less repulsive to the South than-the Constitutional Amend uiont. That such Is the case was well illus trated in the action of the Alabama Legisla ture, only a few days since. It Is stated, on the authority of a credible writer in the Mobile Advoti*cry that great efforts were made by many persons in the North, known to be firm friends of the South, to Induce the Alabamians to adopt the Amendment. Let* tore poured in upon the Governor and mem- | ber* of the Legislature, from distinguished “ Conservatives," at Washington and else where, warning them that it was folly to expect anything ** milder" than thc-Amcud meat; that It was Impossible for the oppo* nents of the Republican parly to carry the Northern elections so long as restoration re mains unsettled ; that ail parties* North, with the exception of a few lunlnflu cciial Democratic Journals, complain that the South will not accept anything proposed, nor propose anything herself, and that, hence, nothing is left hut for Congress to take bold of the matter and enforce its own terms. Notwithstanding these repre sentations, It Is known that the Legislature rejected the Amendment by an almost unan imous vote. The press of the State, without exception, approves of the aciion, and de clares that It is better to take, the consc quencea ol refusal, than to acqui esce in a proposition which they regard as dishonorable and de grading. The Idea Is firmly fixed In the minds of the Southern people that, by adopt ing the Amendment, they wouldbetray their leaders by a voluntary set of treachery and cowardice. On the other hand, they reason that If they nro reduced to the condition of Territories, and If universal suffrage or other distasteful principles arc engrafted upon the I new Governments, these measures will be thrust upon them without their own agency, and that they will not bo responsible. We will submit, they say, because we cannot help ; ourselves; but wc will never, by our own act, hid lu the establishment of measures we detest. *‘ We ore now States only in name,” 1 says the Adrcrtitrr, “ and wc have the privi lege of paying pretty heavily for the mere counterfeit presentment of self-gbveramcat. Our Governor, Supreme Court aud Legisla ture arc little better than a valu pageant, ; when the whole array of Executive, Judicial ! and Representative wisdom is thrown into a .spasm at the bare report by tele graph, that the Reconstruction Committee of fifteen has a bill before it to territorialize the late insurgent States, and wbcu a mill-' tary order from Washington may at any mo ment supersede and nullify any order, Judg ment or act of the three departments of the State Government." Under such circmn fetauccs, the writer Is .of opinion that the rights or liberties of the people would not bo diminished by a Territorial Government. The Atlanta Intelligencer sees no reason to opprehend any material damage to the in habitants of the Couth by the contemplated change from States io Territories, save in a political sense. The proposition in Con gress, to erect Territorial Governments, and the all but certainty that some such measure | will be adopted, have not, so fur as wo aware, converted a single Southern Journal or a single public man, (unless we except tho Governor of Alabama,) to the bcliel that tho South oucht to ratify theAmendment 'l he spirit and temper of tho South arc rapidly becoming what they were immedi ately after the surrender of the rebel armies. Tbc people had then no idea of being re stored at <m«« to political power, and were lu a mood to accept whatever Uic North pro posed, as inevitable; or, rather, to submit ■without murmuring, to such terms as the victorious party might sec fit to pre scribe. Through the treachery of tho | President, this sabmissiveness was changed to hostility and defiance- But the victory ol the loyal masses at the ballot box bos pro duced upon them much the same effect that was produced by tho surrender of Lee, John ston* and Dick Taylor. They discover tint Johnson is quite as helpless as Jeff. Davis to assist them, and they are making up their minds os they did in tbc spring of ISBS, to 1 take what comes along, os patiently as pos sible. It will not be long before they will discover that Andrew Johnson bus been their worst enemy. COST OF INDIAN TUBS. The way money was squandered inISW and 1605 in the so-called Indian Wars on the Plains was'shameful and shocking. It seems absolutely impossible that auderthe pretext of guarding emigrant trains, mail routes and .telegraph lines against the raids of a few hundred savages, chiefly armed with bows and arrows, that twenty-five millions could be squandered In ISG4 and fifty-six millions of dollars in ISCS. - But a special despatch Jrom Washington furnishes the following in credible figures, os giving the sums abstract ed from the treasury by contractors, cormo rants and swindlers: Daring ir(W. Department r-übtiflccce Department. Payot troops ToUtl lor IPC4 During ISGS Quartermaster** Department Subsistence Depart meat .... ray of troops Total for 1565 Total for both year*. TLc comparatively email number of troops employed Is shown by tbc pay lor the* same. It reminds one of FaletafTs penny’s worth of bread and intolerable deal of sack. For each dollar paid to tbc troops*, fifty dollars went Into the pockets of contractors and specula* tors who enveloped them thick as flocks of buzzards over a carcass, and with equally patriotic and unselfish objects in view. The war with the Indians was conducted mainly hy heavy Infantry against a foe mounted on swift, tough ponies. The Indian bauds could move sixty to eighty miles a day, and the blue coats on foot pursued ten miles. Of course, the latter easily cornered and captured the former I Tbc whole number of " braves” slain by the troops during the two yours which the war. lasted, not including tbc Cbivington mas sacre of friendly Indians, squaws and pap-' pooses, amounted to eighty. The cost of killing each brave was, therefore, a m&ion and tome odd thousand* of ddUan per head. A large number of Indians were shot by the Colorado miners, and by emigrant parties who were travelling across tbc Plains, hot no charges against the Government were made for killing them. The United States troops specially employed for the purpose of killing Indians, In two years* fighting, actually slaughtered eighty red-skins, at a cost to the National Treasury of only eighty one million, five hundred thousand dollars, which now constitutes a portion of the National Debt, and draws in currency seven millions a year of interest out of the pockets of the tax payers. What was needed was a flying column of active, hardy men, recruited in Colorado and Nebraska, mounted on tough, fleet horses, and armed with long range, repeating rifles, which can hit an Indian or his pony at half a mile distance. A force of this kind, act ing In squadrons and battalions, but acting under a good plan of operations, and able to scour the plain like antelopes, consisting of two or three regiments, and led by enter prising officers, would have swept the In dians away from the Platte Valley and moun tain passes,' assured the safely of the emi grants, the mails and the telegraph lines, closed the war In half the time it lasted, in flicted ten times os much loss on the savages as they sustained, and at an expense of one-tenth of the cost Inflicted on the Treasury by the mode adopted of employing heavy Infantry, recruited from rebel prison ers, provisioned Irom ox trains, and mar shalled by contractors and speculator* who made war on the Treasury and not on the Indians. The money thus worse than wasted In Ineffectual hostilities with bands of savages, was enough to build the National Hallway from Omaha to Salt Lake and stock it with an ample equipment of cars and en gines- The ravenous scoundrels who robbed the Government of lens of millions, for a year past, have been concocting and Inciting Indian outrages, and trying every possible mode of getting up another Indian war, for the purpose of making ferocious and unap- pc usable raids upon the Treasury of the United States, That is the sale object at the bottom ol all tie Indian “outrages” tele graphed over the country. Ties iBESIDE.irS. The people are very generally coming to the conclusl.n that the Vico President should only lo allowed to hold the Presiden cy in the event oflhe death of tbo President, until a successor can bo elected ; which, in no event, ought to be longer than four or six months. The country has had bad luck with its Vice Presidents, who have become Chief Magistrates by the death of the regularly elected President, What atrio.of apostates and “ scallawags” Tyler, Fillmore and John son turned out to bo* The last one is tbe worst of the* lot, and who knows but the next Accldeney may exceed in perfidy and wickedness either of hU accidental predeces sors In the While Douse J Frod. Douglass, In a recent lecture, gave these startling reasons against allowing a Vice President to become President upon the death of tho elected Executive :* “ 1 am lor tbe abolition of (be Vice Presidency. There Is so seed of any extra, ready-made Presi dent kept in tbe cold wafting to come In. ‘No moro need of decline a Vice President than there Is for circling s second bnsband for our daughters In esse tbe first htuDOnd dies. 1 would abolish tbe Vice Prcfidency and remove so thin a veil as as sassination between a man and tbe tempting place of Picaident ol tpe United Slates. A Viet Pft ti din'. It a tending menace to the life or the J*rett d>nf. 1 bcfievc your President will sit moro eofc and secure when the shadow of the Vice Presi dent ceases to fall upon him iu the Presidential chair.” That an ambitions Vice President is a standing menace to the life of the President, Is true as gospel; and there is a suspicion vaguely stated in the above extract which has passed over the mind of many a man since Lincoln’s assassination, and recalls tho strange thoughts that flashed through .the North twcnly-elx years ogo when General Harrison died so suddenly; and they were not allayed by the death of tough, robust Each. Taylor, eight years afterwards, In the midst of his contest with the slaveholders. The possibility of the Vice President suc | cceding to the Presidency U never borne in I mind when nominating him. The contln gtney is considered remote; and the usual policy which governs the choice of the Vice Presidential candidate Is, to select a man who will bring strength lo the ticket from the opposite parly. It Is Oil wrong ,to have him walling ond longing for the death of the President In order that he may gratify his ambition by mounting tbe throne of the Republic. What is to hinder the enemies of the elected President to ap proach the Vice President, who is .waiting for something to turn up, and distantly in- quire what probable lino of policy ho would pursue In ease lie should Juippen to become President by the death of the President ? There need be no pledges, or positive prom ise given or required,—nothing more than oblique hints and vaeuo understandings. The desire to become President, on the part of scores of ambitious politicians, is a con suming, overmastering passion. They long and pine for tbe chair In the White House with an Intensity of which the dommon people have no conception. Ro man history U full of examples of this burning hankering after regal pow ers and the sceptre of State. Unman na ture is the same now os then ; the same in the American citizen as in the Roman citi zen, and like causes produce like effects. The Chief Magistracy is the hlgest office In the gift of the greatest nation on the lace of tbe earth, and it possesses powers and pntro cage at once enormous and dazzling. In the words of the black Douglass, “the Presi dent will-sit more "safely and securely when tbe shadow of the Tice President ceases to lull upon him in the Presidential chair.” Who ecu say tbalhad the office of Vice President not existed, the martyred Lincoln-would not now be living? ts9*The sporting fraternity of Chicago are greatly alarmed at the verdict of the'jury In the Mollic Tmssell case. They say to them selves, no man’s life Is safe. They were unan imously in fiivor of having Mollic hanged, or sent totbo penitentiary for life. In their opinion the foundations of public morals are sapped; and the whole fabric of society shaken. ; We think it can be shown, however, that they Lave no reason to complain. The prin ciple was established a couple of years ago, In the Mary Harris case, that It Is no offence fora virtuous young woman to kill a virtu ous young man. It is now shown that It Is a misdemeanor, punishable by one year's im prisonment, for a harlot to kill a gambler. This Is certainly a gain., NISW POBLICAtIONS. Wisconsin in the wahop the rebel lion ; a History of all Itecimeuta and Batteries the State bu a- ntto the Field, and Beeas other CUb.tm*. Governors and other Hllitary Officers, and State and N&Urmal LccUlaton to suppress the Bebeli’oa. By Wuxlui Ox Lost, Lore. 6to. pp. 1,140. Cloth, nice S 4-15. Chicago: Char chi tioodtssn. uw. A handsome and'carefully prepared vol time devoted to the heroes of Wisconsin, a State than ■which none Is mere worthy of I such a memorial as this book purports to be, ' and In a good degree is. The war for the cause ofloyally at once to country and to mankind, is to these Northwestern .States what the war of the Revolution v»a» *« m old Thirteen. It was the crisis that’deter -umroa rue principles and feelings which' arc henceforth to Impel and guide the great States In the centre of the continent. ! Every life is born of labor and pain. The Colcules were a imputation full of capacity. The Revolution made them a people full of power, because it gave them unity of life and a living principle, which has comedown to us embodied in the Declaration of Inde pendence. The new States of the West began a career 1 ofsomewbatsirallarclrcurostanccs. Here were immense natural resources suddenly devel- I oped by the most vigorous and enterprising ! men from ail Christendom. The war has brought out the character of the recent pio neer, and a mee ts found whose high destiny' has been moulded by the perils through which it lias so bravely marched. Wiscon sin, especially, must, from the necessity of Its position, be a State of decided character; because it comprises a region of great natural resources, and its citizens-arc men of positive ideas. If Illinois,'from her position and facilities, be defined to reproduce New York and Penn sylvania in*the Interior, Wisconsin, like some of her neighboring Slates, may be set over against New England. It is In the some intitule, of nearly equal extent, and of analogous capacities. Each has (Treat physi cal resources, but both are to be great and Influential chiefly by the vigor of their sons and the strength of their convictions. ■ Before the war, the spirit of Wisconsin, like that of the whole Northwest, was the spirit of the age. She believed in the rights of man quite as intensely as the Bay State of Abolition fame. But there was a possi bility of doubt as to whether, as In. New England, there were loyalty enough to the Union to keep in check the enthosiam of her loyalty to mankind. The war has cleared away the doubt, and Wisconsin is a most loyal mem ber of the Union, which is itself most loyal to humanity. The memories of the war will feed the zeal and form the opinions of her sons fur many generations; nor could there be richer and purer nurture for an In fant State. If the story of Troy gave great ness to Greece, it were certainly a high ambi tion to tell the story of tbo greatest of re bellions to the people of Wisconsin, and to leave with posterity the material for many Iliads. The book Is a large one; and yet on many points the record might have been more complete. It was necessarily composed rapidly, and from somewhat crude materials; but an ai clous State could not well have waited longer; and per 'haps more study could not hare given us a more living history. Unlike Mrs. Frost's book, that of the Wisconsin historian is col ored by the sentiments and circumstances of J the author. Wc think a book of annals ought to be passionless. - The qualities of the 1 annalist arc unremitting industry, to deepen > research and exhaust the material; rigid Quaker integrity, to give validity and useful ness, and keen perception of resemblances and differences—as the .naturalist would say —to rightly compile and classify. Bat if there be personal coloring, It should bo thor oughly representative; and few men 1 arc more completely imbued with the religions and political convictions which carried t tie war against treason and slavery than Mr. Love. He gives us a few pages on the early his tory andgrowth of the State. It was organ ized as a territory only twenty-five year*,and as a Slate less than thirteen years, before Booth Carolina seceded ; but it was already in ISflO a larger community than the chief of scccsdonhm. Abraham Lincoln was already in the vigor of manhood when, as Captain in the Black Hawk war, he passed over the territory of Wisconsin, and found It a prime val forest, the abode of the wild beast and the red man. He was still in the vigor of manhood when, at his call, that State sent more than ninety-three thousand men to the field. $ P.UO.TO 505.533 $25,151,993 SI!\2C3,S7C 35,tf7S,SiS 1,12W1S $51,055.513. Next come chapters on slavery, &s the cause of the war, on State rights as its prctext.on the IncJplency of the rebellion, on the upris ing of the people, on the enthusiasm with which Wisconsin, speaking through her press, the bastings and the pulpit, threw herself into the cause of the nation and mankind* Then follow nearly a thousand pages, devoted to the war itself. The nutter is so proaped that the history is chronologl cal, following the great events and making the important battles way-marks to the memory: and yet In every one of the six handled conflicts of the war, the regi ments of the Stste are systematically traced, and no hero belonging to any ol the seventy three military organizations of Wisconsin is knowingly omitted. The book thus partakes of the nature of a general history of the straggle; while Mr. Love does not tail to record tbo sympathy at homo which contln- 1 ually cheered on the soldier byword and deed; eared for the wounded, tbe sick and the disabled; supported the widow and the orphan; and liberally bestowed the grati tude of the people* The work closes with a list of more than ten thousand of the dead whose names Wisconsin and the Republic will not willingly let die* Hero we have the record of more than tixly regiments and batteries, appearing everywhere in the army, and everywhere with honor. In all the Western field it Ifi praise enough that they no where dishonored those Indefatigable armies which conquered tbe valley of the Qnlfand met the army of the Potomac at Richmond. The wise system by which regiments from different sections were mingled in forming' brigades and armies, made it impracticable in general toadjudge the palm of valor to any particular State. It chanced, however, that three of the first regiments which Wisconsin sent to the East were united with a single regiment from Indiana, and the result is that, while many regiments will be known in his tory, tho Iron Brigade is almost or quite the only one which held a distinctive name and fame as a brigade. The Second, Sixth and Seventh were not composed of better men than other Wisconsin regiments. But from their separate organization they had early opportunity of showing what they were, and of establishing their claim to the post of honor in the Army of the Potomac—an army in which there sometimes were commanders, If not soldiers, who were willing to concede the place of most danger, A few figures will show tho character of the men and of their service. Nnm [ her of men enlisted in the whole loyal army; During the war. > S,B3LSSS Deaths from wonnds 95,081* or 1:50 Deaths from disease...; .191,331 or 1:15 WUcoorio men In iron Brigade 0,8(1 Deaths bom wound Deaths from disease 261 or 1:80 That U a record of men sound in body oa well astme in heart—men fit to make a State ,oa well as to defend It. General Fairchild lost an arm at Gettys burg, and retarding to his State was elected Governor; and recent elections still reward brave men. General 11. E. Paine has added a political triumph In the Milwaukee Dis trict to his brilliant record os a soldier. A day of bis life illustrates the pertinacity of American heroism. In leading an assault at the siege of Port Hudson be fell wounded, close to the rebel works, about dawn, and there he lay till dark, under the burning sun of June, protected only by the ridges of a cultivated field from tbe fire of tbe enemy, which would not suffer him* to moTe," and without refreshment save a canteen of water* thrown him by the self-denial of a wounded New York soldier who lay near him. A Massa chusetts and a New Hampshire soldier at tempted to bear him off, and both were killed. Several colored men tried it; but they also ■were killed. Finally Massachu setts succeeded; and General J'aino lives to mingle his sympathy Tor tho noble spirits that offered up their unselfish lives to save him with that.of the statesman who are mis sioned by the shades of dead Americans to save to mankind and the Union the hard earned frnlta of victory. SECKETAKY McCUXXOCH’S POLICY. Shall tbe Secretary of I tic Treaanry make Money Scarce, and Bankrupt tbe Community to Carry oat nu Itnrly Specie Redemption Theory * Editors Chicago Tribune; For one Ido not believe In paving in gold debts which were contracted in paper, unless there be a necessity for It. I believe the country would be better off if specie re sumption was deferred until the greater part of our public debt was paid off. The Sec retary tells us that we are paying off about (got),000,000 per annum. At this rate, we can pay off our entire indebtedness in ten years. "Why then change our policy, when we arc doing so well? Does any man believe that tbe people can pay their Uses aud In ternal revenue dues, tf the currency Is great ly reduced ? My object, however, Is now to call your attention to the accompanying letter from one of tbe oldest, wisest and moet successful merchants and statesmen in Canada. Without endorsing all he cays, or pro nouncing any decision thereon, it may not bo out of place to say that I entirely concur with him tu opinion as to the financial sub serviency of this country to London, and what bo says of London or England as to America, may tnthfuily be sold of New Tort, us a mere commercial city. Thu European agents control Its money market, and make New Fork, In its business and politics, the most un-American city in the United Status, New Orleans only, if at all. excepted: All thegreat measures of tbo Government during the war, which the Secretary of the Treasury was compelled to originate or re sort to for the monetary sinews of war met with the almost unanimous opposition of the financial aolcmons of New York. But the country was with Mr. Chase, and his mens ares a snccc-B-. It Is high lime It was understood that America Im* attained it* majority, and we arc no longer to be governed by England In Us Lon don money market, nor by Us policy In finance, in New York. ( I lay aside in this communication, aud oth ers 1 shall make, questions of tariff and free trade, and confine myself only to American independence. Tbad. Stevens well said, In the last Congress, that wo want Bomtthiog more than a financier at the head of the Treasury Department— tee need a stafes.jiau. I was very glad to sec that the estem Press declared its independence of New York. A great commercial city like New York has its important uses as a commercial centre, hat It is not American In its sympathies or interests- It does not look to tbe country as the source of all its greatness, but abroad ; <*otumercc. not the interests of tbe whole nation, is vt«t it worships. It can!do Its business with ccmavd checks, while the country Is distressed for the want of a circa- I luting.medium, aud because It need* little I currency. It thinks tbe country needs less. I It forgets that certified checks are godd only I when certified. Bat to the letter of my Can | adlan friend. Here it Is - „ * Canada, November *3,1365. My Dear Sir: •••* • • , 0 No one appreciates more than I do tbe great thing for Canada which It ts to have the Western States behind us. And 1 feel deeply interested In pre venting Ametlcan ignorance of judifu-at <s»numy under Jirltlth •neouragtment, from rululng the prosperity of the great West, as It certainly will 00, aiders there is a great VTetUrn peuriolic league against It. • ••••• • 1 seize a few momenta to explain to you the dan ger yon are in of a catastrophe brought about by grots ignorance on the part of the Americana, weich will end in tbe overthrow of every National Bank la tbe United states. Want of time compels me to ask yon to find my intubation of the dangerous ignorance I allude to In the within article from the New York Av bvr.e, with my jotting on reading II in tbo West yutt should organize the etrongvit opposition to ibis in the newspapers, and by a teagve to ta»t forever, otrerwlae the interest, for supposed Interest and blockhead, ism of the Last, goaded on by England, willmake Ur. McCulloch do some horribly foolish thing. Test he should he praised by the London Amro, by Ur. Gladstone, and (he other day by the pres ent English Premier, Is blame enough, 1 should say, for any American. 1 should feel It so. , X foci it quite consistent with my nncalcnlaUng loyalty as a Canadian (that would make tae stand by the British Government, be It right or be it wrong), to admit th-t as an American - I should always fcvl safe If I took the exactly opposite view of everything affecting American incurtry, and its handmaid, money, or currency, which the Ignorant or designing people of Eng land take : “Anwo Jkutcot «t dona fere* res.'* ••I should always fear the Greeks, especially when complimenting os." 1 wish I were only In Chicago, to organize a patriotic league to keep before the country tor ererthata and paper money are a converti ble terms for patriotism tu America—tbit tae great effort should be to get manufacture? attended to too West and South, and that specie payments should never he attempted (except by an Incen diary), If the attempt reduces the circulation quicker than it naturally will l>c reduced through the industry of tbe country, showing that it wanta less circulation. That the wish or Interest of foreigners, or eves that ary Government or Washington dogma should Influent* so vital s nutter la a most humil iating consideration. Von have a people boasting ol Having she control of their own affairs, and yet allowing the life's blood of its industry and trade, of Its prosperity and progress, to be Interfered frith by England and England's influence, which gloats over tbe notorious ignorance of the Amcrl cans in everything connected with tbe orirdples of money. lam the more opposed to this state of things, far 1 see that it is from this practical, though indirect interference by England with the legislation of the United States that reallv flows aUtbe bad blood of the Americans toward Eng land, and 1 only wonder there Is so little ot it. inhere was mute intelligence there would be more bod blood. 1 suppose, however, that the Intel Igcccc would peremptorily put a stop to the dictation. The direct attempt to hire English industrial and monetary principles dominant everywhere, and to ccntrollcr the manufactures of the world In England, was and not monarchy, tbe cause of the American Involution, Bat the Influence of the money power In Aravrlca (which is very ranch un der tfie London money market) and the American want ol intelligence (in regard to tAe Ttfdttity Of i money hm.p mad* a Mutt Of and belonging to Atnrruo~rujt to lAt world— )have left £tsl**d in dtncilw nil Ua essential power over the fete of tnes In America, except ' so i far ts there better Indus trial Intelli gence, which has secured them a high tariff. CaarnmgaUdlhia evil—greatly to the chagrin ul i all foreigners you may be depend. My object, however, was through yon to awaken a great in fluence ts tie West to save your paper monryand your banks. 11l were with yon I would propound ray view that epeciepavnttd* tnut: nn*rb* cprii com bed: lo —that the ntsott (he country moat ever penult Us Government to do ts (being the servant, not the master of American intervals, logo on rauisg its stock of gold and calling In naturally (and by no forced steps) Ita notes or greenbacks tuj tAr green bed* amount to no more than tbe gold held. To attain this, for the basing of your bark cote circu lation on greenbacks in existence only to tbo ex tent tbe Government holds gold (Is next to impos sible). flow terrible, then, would be the effect ot any attempt to resume specie payment! A thous and times leas distress than would oc created has led lo revolution to other countries, and as your revolution could only be a‘dl»Jolnuon of vodetv It-elf, Ibrbeve the untied blalcs would be tbe theatre of greater distress than the world ever saw, and 1 cannot suppose that the tesclts would be other than proportionately horrible. Axd nH bono f Why ail this distress is Amer ica? I answer that It la simply to enable the American Government to ape that of England, in practically abdicating all its functions, except that of a mere heartless or unconcerned police, by reducing the Industrial question of the people and of us familut to s mere fiscal ooeot the Government. That this should be the case would bepioof that the fathers ot the American Revo lution nice in vain, if thcr dicu (as 1 have always supposed) that the Industry and general interests ot the peoole In their industrial capacities should be the great object and end of thetr nolltical insti tutions, and note mere separate government In terest under the specious plea or governments biting the people in their aggregate capacity l * * * * • f trust, however. In the meantime, and befor* Congress mesra, some means may he taken by Chicago to let tbe Secre tary of the Treasury know what you think on tbo subject ota spwdjr reevmjitien of epeoi* payment*! 1 never fell more •»rocglv impressed with anything than with the feeling that It is a great monetary duty on the part ol Americans to was tA* means to dispel the Judicial blindness that seems to have overtakes influential classes around too. I see that the Toronto Globe (another tard-moocr bigot) of to-day refers to the New York World hatlngtlrailarviewaand I trod you the amde. 1 do sot wonder at this, for 1 never saw less prac tical patriotism or cvnwion *en»e displayed by these two sows pa pei a. Sat to return to the subject of my letter. I feci that tbeze la not a moment to lose. I believe that tbe simple newspaper announcement of (he earn eat proposal at Chicago of an Illinois patriotic league by those whose conviction has come tu he that paper money 1* the most essential tnsntnilba for tbe industry of the United Bloier, would «be taiyraet tke whole twttie. Men aaoa* Suuu* DECONSTRUCTION in north CABOUNA* Mr, Seward and the Surratt Corres- pondence. •Indee Holt ana the Surratt Sympa- thizers. ffrfon Oor 0«u CorreepondenU Waihisotow, December H. The North Carolina movement foranew State government la the strongest yet made in the South* It Includes among Its support ers some thirty or forty members of the pre sent Legislature, and a considerable number of the leading men of the western and north western part of the State. Most of them are men who originally approved secession. Many "went with the State” for a time ; but, so for as I can learn, all were; more or less openly, enemies to the war and the rebel Government throughout the last year and a half of the rebellion. A few can probably take the test-oatb now on the statute books; but most of them ore unable to do so, though they claim that they never voluntarily op posed the Government. The committee sent' hero consists of ei-Governor Holden, whose political record Is well enough known; John Pool, Senator elect, who was recognized as a Union man during the last two years of the war; Thomas G. Settle, ex-Speaker of the Lower House of the Legis lature, who opposed secession from first to lost, bnt probably cannot take the test oathj D. L. Caldwell, of Greensboro, who was forced Into the army, bnt was <m nncompro mlzlng Union man from first to last; and two or three other gentlemen of no weight outside the State. They have bad inter views with several leading Senators and Representatives, and seem to have a pretty good appreciation and comprehension of the present political situation. They represent the great body of people who declined tq vote at the recent election for'Governor •Worth—the men who carried through the State Reconstruction Convention the clause declaring that the ordinance of secession bad always been null end void. Most of them, as X learn, favor the Constitutional Amend ment. What popular strength lies behind them I have no means of knowing, except from their own showing. They claim that half the legal voters of the State can take the oath embodied in their memorial. This may bs true, but I most own that I am In clined to doubt the correctness of the asser tion. THE SCSUUTT COUBE3PONDESCE. Tbc belief that the State Department is bolding back some Important papers belong* log to the Snrratt correspondence, gains ground among persons who Lave carefully looked Into the published document brought out on Governor Boutwell’s call. That one despatch la withheld can be easily shown. Tbc despatch No. 230 from Consul General Potter, at Montreal, la in part as follows: “ Sib: I sent a telegram In cipher yesterday In* lonslng the Department that Joan If. Surratt leu Thiee Elver* acme Ume In September tor Liver* poo), where be cow is awaiting the arrival of the steamer Nova Scotian, which tails on Saturday next, by which ho expects to receive money from panics in this city by the band ot . of w bom be made a confidant in Liverpool* It is bis intention to go to Rome. If an officer could pro* ccml to England In ibis ship, i bare no doubt bat' bis armt might be effected-” This despatch bears date of Wednesday, October 25, ISCS. The cipher telegram of the previous day is not ffiven in the correspon dence. It can hardly be possible that It failed to reach Mr. Seward, yet this impression seems conveyed by its non-appearance In print. There appears to be a reason, too, for conveying this impression. Between Tncs* day, October 24, the date of the telegram, and Saturday, October 2S, there was ample time to send an odlcer for passage on the Nova Scotian which sailed ou that day. Bat no officer was sent. Of course the letter of the 25ih, didn’t reach here till after the steamer sailed. Get tbc telegram oat of tbc way, and the Government can shield Itself behind the pica of ignorance respecting the criminal. The particular friends of the Admlnlstra* tion evidently feel that the common sense of the country will condemn its long ncgll* gence in the matter of the arrest—©specially Its failure to even attempt the arrest while Surratt was in England. They say that our relations with England were such that we could uot demand his surrender ot her bands; that the British Government had time and again rcftiscd to live up to the terms of the extradition treaty, and, therefore, it was needless to ask his arrest by English officials. This excuse, it seems to me, fulls to answer. Surely Surratt was no ordinary' criminal. His crime was one abbom-d by tbc whole world. The flimsy excuse of Mr. Seward's apologists cannot be accepted. It was oar duty to demand the criminal, and leave Eng i land to th© consequences of a refusal to snr* render him. JDDOB HOLT’S VINDICATION. The attempt of .various persons and papers to show that Judge Advocate General Holt has been gelling up false evidence Jo con* ucct Jeff. Davis with the assassination con* spirocy is a decided failure. The Indivldn* als concerned in this endeavor made the New York Herald tbeirmoutbpicce, and that paper seems willingly to have given its col* umns to their infamous purpose. Of course, the attempt was only another move of rebels and their abettors In the game to create sympathy for Davis. The scheme was an adroit one. Hovlng two brief notes from Judge Holt, they forged half a dozen letters to Conover from the parties whom he had produced as witnesses in the conspiracy trial and in the House investigation—weaving them around tho genuine notes in such a manner that only carefully observant per* sons could detect the patchwork. I doubt If any man who was loyal during the war gave a moment’s credence to the open charges and covert insinuations of all those letters and editorials originally pub* llshed In the and copied thence into most ol tho so-called Democratic papers of the country. Judge Holt’s truth and patriot ism had been so firmly established that they could not be overthrown in such fashion. It is well, however, that he published his vin dication. It was worth while, In the Inter- ests of history, to show on what rotten foun dations this last effort of rebel sympathizers rested. The vindication was conclusive It Inclndcd the deliberate Judgment of those in the best possible position for knowing what Judge Holt’s course has been—and this jadg* ment was expressed by Representative Wil* eon, Chairman of the House Investigating Committee, when ho wrote as follows: *’ Yob earnestly arced the commiltec toeend for ino witnesses whose d< positions you had taken in tho Conover breach of me case, notwithstanding those depoaulona seemed £«Jr, truthful, and no suspicion bad oeeo cast upon them. Toe com* miaee not knowing wberevaid witnesses could be found, yon proposed to send Colonel Tamer to Ntw York civy Iq order to discover tbewberca* toots ot the witnesses and procure their attend ance. year proposition was -approved by the commit tee, aid Colonel Tamer vtaiied New York. His rim and investigation led lo a suspicion that Cocover had practiced a fraud opon toe authori ties. This only Increased yoar eamesloesslo as«- U-g for a complete sifting ol the testimony given by the witnesses procured by Conover. A plan was agreed opon by a pan of the committee and Tormclf, to have Conover confronted before the rommltU'e by one of bis most important wit* cesses. This plan was carried oat, and resulted In discrediting the Conover branch of the case No one more promptly recognized thla tact than yonnelf, and yoo so stated, and advised the with drawal Irom the consideration of the committee of the testimony or all tho witnesses procured by Conover. Ibc report of the committee lu no tense rests upon the testimony of the.-e witness** —(bat testimony was wholly disregarded. Vottr action in this matter was most fair and impartial, and afforded rails factory evidence mat voar onre deeittt m the premise* was to arrive at tie truth/' The vindication also Included the deposi tions of two of tho persons purporting to have written notes to Conover—tho most Important notes brought forward In the-Wr. aid— in which It was solemnly sworn that both these notes were base fabrications. So much for the pamphlet of Judge Holt. The end of tbc matter is reached when it la staled that the originals of the letters printed in the Herald have just come into the posses sion of Ibc Government, and are fened to be the work of Conover blmsclf! Of course nothing more need be said, for he was under indictment for perjury some Ume before these papers reached the War Department. • ISIUEL. A3IEBICIN DOCTBESS IN LONDON. Qnccr Scene* at Dr. Slary E. Walker’* Debut. (From the London Telegraph, November SIJ The medical students whose vagaries at the St- James' Ball on Tuesday have excited general alien don, were of the tvpe scarcely caricatured by Mr. Charles Dlckeus. la hts well-known fancy portrait, Mr. Bob Sawyer. Before the time arrived for the lecturer’s apptaraucc -on the platform, discordant noises issued trom one particular point of the hall, to wit, the large gallery at the end opposite the organ. Beep groans, violent *pa*mcdic nohes, suggestive of that stale of physical suffering which our ordinary experiences of the Channel may serve to recall, sharp and sudden cries of pain as If caused by the extraction of a tena cious double tooth, and, in abort, every exag gerated Imitation of anguish that the human voice is capable oi affording greeted the lady even while she remained hidden from the eves of the crowded assemblage. Atclghto’cljck, Mr. Nimmo, under whose management the course of lectures by Dr. MatyE, Walker appears to bate been planned, came to the front cf the orchestra, and there waited Very patiently for a chance of making biirsclf heard. Be then claimed a fair hearing for a lady, a stranger, who bad received from the Government ot her conntry a medal for val orous conduct- Uc called on the audience to respect that decoration and the wearer of it; and his emphatic little speech was, as a oat* ter of course, loudly applauded. As the lady affects a singularity of attire, and even denotes a considerable part of her address to a vindication of "‘Bloomer 7> doc trines, as Illustrated in herself we are fairly justified In speaking of her personal appear ance, which is I bat of a delicate wo nun, younger than she states herself to he, with a compact, comely bead, of the sbipe c nvestionally known as the Madonna, tnd with a rather fragile-looking form, preiilly clothed In a sort of vivaodierc costume, cither black or invisibly blue. A nalvrtto ia Dr. Mary B. Walker’s mode of mixed preaching serving for a time to amuse her hearers; nut after r.he had proceeded with her strange combinations of pathos and pan talettes, pbysioldgTt clinical operations end negro emancipation, with no apparent pur- pose of sinking Into a line of concocted oar- i istive or argument, the ooi»e Id the gallery rt-ccm.mcDccd. Mies, or rather Dr. Walker, who spoke In “American,!i hut who was I tolerably troll understood except when I otlrg adjectives like ‘•concise” as verbs, would no doubt have conquered the an* I tagontm of the c'-lquc in the gallery il she I bad kept a little nearer to her expressed ) theme, ond simply told hcr**fliperlenoe in college. In private practice, and in the Fed eral army , but she had allowed herself so liberal a scope for the discussion of the pan talcttc question and the rights of the negro, that there really was little cbaoco for her doing justice to the subject announced, for treatmeot. The interruptions were soafe* times positively brutal; os when on evident*? ]y distressing cough with which the lady lecturer was tioubk-d, and which caused her umnlstak able pain, was mimicked by male threats and lungs In the Bob Sawyer Interest. This manly amusement at one period threat ened to produce r&ther setlona cause, quences, for a gentleman In the body of the bail got up and proposed a forcible clear ance ol the gallery; and a great many hands were held up In favor of the motion. An In terval ol comparative quiet ensued, and the lady was permitted to finish her lecture, though some of her ingenious pathos occa sionally provoked laughter even among the better disposed part of the audience. It shoold be remembered of Dr. Man* E. Walker that she bos done good service in the cinso of humanity, has exposed her life to immi nent pcnl, and was for a period of four 1 months a prisoner of war. That she should , tie under the necessity of appealing, on these or anv other grounds, to public courtesy in England is not very creditable to English , men. EUROPE. Our London Letter. TbeßriiUb filiiilstry and their Troubles —Army Troubles—lnternal Politics— TVoriilns Men’s Mabs—Their Origin— Inscription of a Club—Christmas An* minis. [Correspondence Chicago Tribune.] Losros, November ft, 18G6. THE DHITISJI MINISTBT ANA Them TBOCDLES. Our Tory Government finds, as tbe time for the meeting of Parliament draws near, that it has accepted very grave responsibili ties In undertaking to conduct affairs, with out posse s'ng the confidence of the coun try. IU troubles are manifold. There is the pressing question of the army,—bow to get more soldiers and bow to keep those we have. The people are eo used to volunteer recruiting, that no one dare propose any system of conscription or of universal drill* Ing as In Prussia. If you try to bribe the youths by higher pay, you have economists upon you; If you venture to bint at throwing open the h l gher posts aud abolishing promotion by purchase, the aris tocracy arc in arms. And yet these arc limes when sacrifices may any day hare to be made. Stephens and his followers are making Ireland thoroughly uneasy without holding out the slightest hope of doing her any future good, and some of the English public arc getting so savage at the constant conspiracies and seizures of arms and envoys, that the Times actually goes so far as to threaten those who dare to stir In the sister country with a repetition of Ibe Jamaica massacres. With our present limited force, we would find it extremely difficult to resent an insult irom a leading Continental Stale. No doubt if we got a slap In tbe face our »blood would be up, and almost any measures of impressment would be sanctioned, but we feel. In our calmer moments, that we are cot able to take our old place of influ ence in the world. There was a time when w e should have demanded, for instance, the giving up of Lainlrondc, the man who was epirltcd away from Canada by a trick, hut we take the refusal of the French to- deliver him over with considerable philosophy ; and the news, which is now official, that the Ala bama claims have again been advanced, Is told with every symptom of deference by the writers who a twelve-month ago would have been furious at the suggestion. The feeling at homo, too, as to Internal politics, is not such as to conduce to tbe equanimity ot our Cabinet. Tbe working men are irritated at the way they have been hurried from pillar to post in their arrange ments os to the Reform meeting, and every day one becomes more convinced that tbe present Ministers} cannot, however pliable, do so much violence to their traditions, and to the prejudices of their party, as to bring in a measure which shall In any way meet the demands of the country. I don't know that the mass of the Liberal members would care to

turn the Tories out upon this matter if there were not other considerations. But as they sec the Ministers hastening to fill np vacant places in the State—creating judges by tbe half dozen, Colonial Governors, peers and magistrates—the “ party ” gets alarmed and will swallow a good deal of radicalism rather than allow their rivals to station con servatives in the beet of the public offices. The Government then is unlikely to have a long life, and though I discredit the rumor that they will not attempt to face Parliament, 1 think they arc not destined to get success fully half through the session. IwoHKixoMEX’s enrus. ■While statesmen 22i military men, evuulars, artists, Bohemians, and many more have their clubs in Loudon, where they can meet kindred t-pirtts without tbe intermix ture of “coarser clay,” the working men of the metropolis have also their bouses of call and gathering places, where they car get a cfftuplcteaawitmcof scene aud subject after Vut-irharHM’s work Is over. 1 know not whether thTWorklmr men’s clubs which have been started in England during the last half dozen years arc destined to be permanent in stitutions, or whether they will “havetheir day aud cease to be," like so many other or gunUutloas which philanthropic ingenuity has devised lor the benefit of the mul titude; but I am sure that while tbev exist, they are agencies of unmlxcd good. Some account of this movement, affecting, as it does, the social welfare of our people, may not be oat ol place at a time like this. ■Workingmen's clubs in England owe their origin to a dissenting minister (Unitarian) named Solly, a learned and able man, who adds to finely cultivated tastes and a well stored mind, a genuine sympathy with the want* and the ways of the people. So ar dently did he labor in the work, and so com plete was his tact, that be «t last succeeded in forming a society, and in bringing on to its managing body ladles and gentlemen of all creeds and parties. Cabinet Ministers, and even Archbishops, allowed their names to be associated with dissent ing parsons and heterodox laymen, and two or three of tbe best of onr peers were soon added to tbe list. A fond was started, and tbe experiment of the clubs commenced. As these bodies are very mnch like each other, I will describe one in which I happen to have taken some little interest, and which is, I believe, the most successful one in London. When the notion was first started, two or three gentlemen who are my neighbors In the beautiful suburbs of the me tropolis in which I live. «consulted together as to taking a house aud of fering to laborers and artisans the use of pleasant rooms and of books and papers to read In them. We began In a very modest way, and there was a clerical element about the organizers which greatly endangered the success of the project. The vicar ol the parhh—"Ob.” said my neighbors, "we must get bim." Then immediately an Indepen dent wanted his minister on the list, and tbe Baptist his, nntll the committee looked just like the committee of a society for the con version of the heathen. However, la Eng land yon cannot stir without conciliating tbe sectarian agencies, and two or three of us who would very gladly have had the whßle scheme under laical management, gulped down oar objections, and gave way nere and gave way there, until only a modicum of the original proposal was left. One thing, how-, ever, we made a resolute stand against. Seme of the committee insisted that the place should be used as a preaching etatlon on Sundays, and this we would not have, as we saw immediately that we should by that means prevent any of the numerous Irish laborers In the district from attending. So, after a good deal of ne gotiating and a little unpleasantness, that idea was abandoned, and we opened with two or three reverend patrons the leas. But we did open, and this is what we offered to our visitors: We first bad a good smoking room. This was a novelty, and fotnu straight laced folks shook their beads, but the smok ing room was our tine gua non. Here the men could come and puff away as long as they liked; the room well lighted, and la winter a good fire iu tbe grate. But there was more than this for them. There were a variety of games. One friend gave a good bagatelle board: others some sets of chessmen aud draughts, toiitaire boards and similar inventions for whiling away a heavy hoar. Then we bad a laige reading room and a library. This was at first our wtak point. Tbe divines, disappointed of their preaching station, sent as as donations, bundles of dry theological works.ot stirring revivalist tiacts. excellent, no doubt. In their way, but not very inviting in a place of recreation. Our periododlcala, too, hid a strong Was in thesame direction,—oureood friends forgetting that working men like to read tbe newspapers as well os they do. In a spirit of revolt my donation was of s diffe rent character, but when 1 saw my Scott and Dickens on the shelves, flanked on all rides by polemics. I felt as though I had something to apologize for. Then we bad a good trustworthy couple in the house, part of whose doty it was to supply tea, coffee, chocolate and bread and butter at very low rates to such members as desired them. At first tbe ultra serious look ol the place was repellent, and we began to think we should fafl, when tho suggestion of lectures was made. Onr good pastors nod teachers came down upon ns very strong in this matter too, and we had enough to do to Jirevcnt them from attacking Popery and ecturlog on the historical accuracy of tbe Pentateuch. But some of us took other subjects, and one or two with chemical ex periments, were wonderfully successful. So we entrapped our members and then we set about to keep them. It would take up too much of your space to tell you the steps as they were taken; it will suffice to show how we stand at the present time. Our library has been weeded, and we hare really a useful collection of books. The tables are covered also with the best papers aud magazines. We bare a grand piano, aud we bare tbe walls hung with excellent prims; we have classes among the members lor music, and for languages; we have a capital gymnasium, and there arc among the younger men cricket clubs, and some provi dent societies. The price ot subscription is two-pet.ee per week, orstx-pence per month, and this sum with onr present numbers, very nearly covers the whole expense. In deed, it would cover aIL but we are ambitious, and as onr funds Increase we add to our attractions. Lectures are given during the winter, aud some of the ablest men in London have found an apprecia tire audience there. We have also a dra matic society among the members. I was re quested to toko the chair at the first public performance. A British school room in the parish had been lent for the occasion and the "public" acre Invited, a small fee for ad mission being asked. The position of chair, man was a ludicrous one, for they bad made a stage, with curtains before it, and the pieces were performed in character, so that the unhappy president seemed to play not the most effective part of the evening. But the acting was really good in some cases, nod so awfully bacf in others that the result wis to produce all the effect of pure comedy and keep the aodlencc in a rear. The Club is doing great good in its way. It bss brooght out several shrewd men. It beats the public honse out of the field. It gives a taste (or a recreation which improves while It delights, and I thiuk as It Is governed by the men themselves, it is a very useful educational instrument. My time is too fully occupied to allow me to give It more than sn evening or so at Inter vals ; hut I always leave It with the convic tion that the institution is a centra of good in the district. Now tbU Club is but onu out .of some hundreds in England at the present foment- All arc not so prosperous, but I 'ttrintodhere arc none tfhlch are wholly wlth out'Ve&uU- CHRISTMAS “AJfXCALS.” ‘I d6vet jaw an American ** Christmas An bnnl,” bat 1 bare little donbt such things are known. This year we in England are puzzled by tbe number of sneb productions which are'ln the market. Every weekly pe riodical seems to think It necessary to follow the example of Charles Dickens with AU tfo Trar Round, and glre a “Christmas number, made up of a scries of tales slightly tied to gether with a thread of narrative; and then, Derides the Christmas nnmbers, we have the “Annuals” proper, Issued In magazine size, with gsy covers and fall of iUustiatlons. Most of these hear “New York on the title page, as wejj as London. Cassell, Pettcn & Galpen. London and New iork. “London: F. Warne & Co., Artr Urk: Strlbner & C 0.,” and so on; hat 1 Imatfoo they arc not represented on your side or tno. water. There Uln the average Annual a pathetic Story, a droll story, a horrible story, a love story, a dmwlcg-i pom comedietta, (this Is all the rage just now), some rj«*“ poetry, a piece of music or two. a doctor Christmas,” or something of that anci several uaires of enigmas, charades, couun- S ter than the letter-press. Some ot the cuts are full of life and ftm. Scatimcnt and the supernatural alternate with the taMcrooa and hnmorons. He bent oter Lauras hand and Imprinted a single It.” Is, ear, under one Illustration. An awful thought came upon mo, that! made me run hack to the bed,” Is undcr the next , and then there are a number of absurd. but clever representations of the Extraordinary adventures of Hannibal Hobbs, aged eigh teen months,” or “Johnnie Ppdgers, a Ule of love.” Artcmos Ward sends a contribu tion to one of them; hut 1 collection of having scon It before. Tom Hood, son of the Hood. Is a fertile writer of this kind of thing, lie is never absolutely stupid, hut he Is rarely above the common place. He seems capable of writing any amount of light literature, but he is always “ Hood Junior,” and not unlrcqucntly we wish be was somebody else, for we remember his father aad arc vexed, standing Quite npsrt from this flock Is Charles Dickens Christmas number. All the rest are, when most successful, but faint Imitations of the Christmas crvatlous of this great master, who every Star puts new representative people in our memories, and excites a shout of happy applause from every part of the land. At the time I write, “ Mugby Junction,” the Christ mas number ol Ail the Year Round, ha* not appeared, but as Charles Dickens has written most of It, there will be a great rush on the day ofUfiue. J. R. K. Tli© American Negotiations whh Na poleon* trarls (November SO) Correspondence of tho Lon* don Post.) Mr. Bigelow, the American Minister, has had one or two Interviews with the Emperor of late, which arc supposed to be occasioned by the state of affairs In Mexico. It is per haps to be expected that the Emperor Napo leon wcnld like to place his distant Empire, now thrown upon Ills bauds, nailer the guardianship of the United States. 1 need nut udd that I am perfectly Ignorant of what may have taken place between the Emperor and Mr. Bigelow (who, by the way. Is ex pected to be replaced in a few days-by Gen eral Dix); bat it is obvious that France wonld like to contract with the Washington Cabinet rather than with Juarez when the troops come away. But the question is, will the United States assume any responsibility towards France! And why should-they do so ? We know what Las uecn the past con* duct of the United States toward Mexico and France, from the official correspondence dis tributed to the Bouse of Representatives dur ing the present year. The two thick vol umes in question contain all the correspond ence between the Juarez agents, the Minister at Paris, nud such other diplomatic agents of the Washington Cabinet os were called upon to report on Mexican affairs. Relcning to the instructions sent by Mr. Seward to Mr. Bicclow, the Minister at the Court of the Tnllerics, the Secretary of State wrote, June 30,15(J5: It will be well, at your convenience, to make this explanation to if. Diouyn de Lhays. So far as oarrcistiocs are concerned, what we bold In regard to Mexico Is, that France la a belligerent there, in war with the Republic of .Mexico. We do not enter into the merits of the bellioereuu, but wc practice, in regard to the contest, the prin ciples of neniralitv; and wc have Intlsied on the pucllc* of neutrality by all nations la regard to oar civil war. Oar friendship towards the Repub lic ol Mexico, and oar sympathies with the repub lican cistern on thl» continent, as well as our faith and confidence in it, have been continually declared. We do not Inf mens In fortign tears or forttgn polities. Pohdcal Intervention la the af fairs of foreign States is a principle thus far avoided by oar Government. It u right and proper that the French Government should not misunderstand the case, and so he sadcred to tad into the belief that we have entertained any views (OTorable to It as an Invadcrof Mexico, or that wc at ail the ultimate success of repub lican systems throeghoat this continent. lan,an,roof Mr. John Bigelow. &c. This was the line of policy adopted daring the civil war, and has not been deported trom until wc heard of the two envoys said row to be sent to the Juarez party from the Washington Government, in anticipation of the break up of the Empire. The relations between Mr. Bigelow and the French Gov ernment were perhaps not bo cordial of late as when he first assumed office, and there was a tope that the United States wonld eventually acknowledge the Empire. The great question is how lor the Government of the United States is likely to act, or, if act at all, as mediator between the French Gov ernment and the to be restored Republic. A correspondence on this subject may now be tflkiugpiacc. It is expected that thcEmpcror Maximilian Will land at an English port, and soon after proceed to Miramar. Napoleons Retreat*. The Vr.itn CatMtea of Borne, of November 27, contains an article entitled “ The Fall of the Fir>t and Second Empire, ll from which the following is an extract: "Since the Sifyle and the Tempt of Baris speak openly ol the dowu&ll ot the Popes, we may speak a Utile of the fell of the second Empire. NV Rileon the Third has fallen back; he is lost, c hna retreated from Poland irom fear of Russia; he has retreated fromUermauy from fear of the need? gun ; be has retreated from Mexico from fear»of the United States; be has retreated from Rome from fear ol Orslui and Mazzinl.” The clerical Journal prints three columns in the same strain, and eon* eludes by saying that it scuds the article in print to the Emperor at Conipc'urnc, tp (»en eral Flenry, to M. de Malaret, and toM.dc Sartipee, in order that they may put it in their archives, and take it down Cor perusal when the proper time shall have come. Tbe Windfall to Home* Use Spiritual* [London Correspondence of tbc Manchester Guardian.) gome Incredulity baa bees expressed as to tbe authenticity of tbe raraor prevalent re garding the strange accession of fortune to the well-known apostle of spiritualism in this country. Mr. Home, lint I bare reason to think that tbe facts of tbe ease are node* niable. Some months ago tbe ** Wise man ot manifestations,’* as some term him, tbe “ Wizard of table-rapping,” os the unbe lievers coll him. Issued a circular Inviting the contributions of the faithful to found a spiritual lycenm, wherein the principles of tbe faith were to be systematically taught, and where be was to be tbe p real (lieu spirit. Amongst other communications m re* ply come one of modest amount from an elderly lady, accom panied with an Intimation that she would bo clad to be Ci voted with an interview. This Interview took place, and resulted In a farther donation of £SO. The lady was said to have explained that she was possessed of an ample fortune, hut that being, os she conceived, neglected by her relatives and early friends, she bad resolved to make use of It for tbe advancement of some philan thropic object, and that being Impressed with the happiness and holiness of the reli gion of table tnrnlcp, she only desired to be satisfied as to how she might suitably pro mote that object. What thereupon took place I do not pretend to recount of explain; but one of the results has been the transfer of consols worth £14,000 from the name cl the munificent widow to that of her new ac quaintance, Mr. Home, In trust, it is to be presumed, for the promotion of the cause at hia discretion.” John Brighton Irish Landlordism* A gentleman in Exeter has received the following letter from Mr. Bright: Eocanaix, Sot. 21. 1866. Dtm?m: I thank you for ihe note sad tie newsnaper. Tue Irtett landlords ftel that they can rely on Encllsh force to sustain them, ana Hey sre careless as to the coadUlon of the conn try and the feelings of the tenantry. My plan would rob nobody. 1 would give more than 1U present market value for any estate purchased, ard 1 would make a new race of proprietors oat of the present occupiers, and thna convert them from discontent to a real loyalty to their coon try. Ereothlazpropoacdfor Ireland if opposed bytuc lory and Church and landlord party, and yet this partThaaitselfnoSiilngtoesggesn Discontent and mrmrectloa may menace the country, bat Engiub force Is always at hand, so the landlord sleeps In peace, and feels that his rents and bis power are secure. XI Ireland were a thousand ciUofi away from ns. all would be at once changed: justice would be dore, or the landlord uoald bo exter minated by the vengeance of the people. 1 see cothloebetter In the future so long as the people oftheXmted Kingdom are excluded from the Eocse ot Commons: sad bow soon we trfll be able to have them Included 1? more than I can tell. Ido what 1 can for them : and nowthev are doing something lor ihcirselvcs. 1 hope there may be somereanlt before long. My correspondence la v>tt burdensome, so iotglvc this bnef note, tad believe me, your? very truly, Jomrßaxaar. FBESCH UXEIUTEUBS. XXow They WorK and Dow They are Paid. [Faria Correspondence of the New York Tribune. One can no longer say that a writer Is a man who roosts la a garret and lives on pota toes and cat meal. A French paper gives some details about the sums gained by the leading French writers at the present mo ment. The writers for the stage gain, of course, the largest sums. Scribe, who died two years ago, amassed millions in marrying Monsieur Alfred to Mile. Louise; Deanery has also become a millionaire In recording the history of the Innocent and persecuted victim, and in making Marie Lau rent rush up and down the footlights after her lost child, while Victorian Sard on has arrived at an Income of something between one and two hundred thousand francs a year Jo telling the elegant society of Paris to Us teeth of its ccnaffleria and ulsehood. Of the writers who have gained the most alter these arc Eugene Sue, Cnatanbriand, Balzac. Fred erick Sonlle, Victor Hugo, Lamartine, Thiers, Alexandre Dumas, George Sand—allot whom gained enormous sums. The ConstUutionntl paid Eugene Sue 100,000 francs for the wandering Jew, and the IkbcU paid him ICO.OOO francs for the Mysteries ot carls. It was Dumas who invented the system of being paid by the line, and who was the first, Ihcrcjore, to Introduce Ite stjl® diSogue, interlarded with jo which *‘Ohr ud M Ahl” wd*JW»t! were mtdo to coant as single 1In( '*"^ t ß :*Li ♦o which he still adheres from W&JS, which compels his publishers in It to ray him by the j°h or by the letter, by the letter that hU long r^ B S£®£ f s&fes iSa-% —which’he scattered to the winds as &at as “KSI periodical contributors are wridbj tbaprintedsheet of debt page*, or oi«s bv the column or line. In the reviews tLcV psT bribe printed sheet of ststeen natres/The leading review, tho Jtcmw ** SSi Jfoadts. pays 200 franca * l>C iS fh.ns, M^ , ‘are rC pafd”fro« to VfrSS the sheet; young men are someUmM fonml to work at 80 franca the sheet. The art and tbcatrlcsl critics are paid, so mu £* article. M. Jales Jaaio, for example, re ceives fbr Id* Monday theatrical criticism In the Jkbat*, 250 franca. The writers of the daiiybnUetlns In the political about 12.000 francs a ycar. Tbe rccuWnewa and political writers on the dally arc pdd from three to five MAXIMILIAN IN MEXICO. BcMSlal)lisLment of the Empire. Tbo Clergy Glre $23,000,000 and the Merchants $10,000,000 Annually. Great Bejojetoc mt Vera i Suiflncbaont to [ Port “Sac Be* fu»es to Salute the French Flag. ICor.K.O.PScajane. December 13.] Vnu Cncr, December t, 15G6. I bare not long ago arrived here from Bra zos dc Santiago, and venture to put myself in communication with von. It appears to me needless to mention the late occurrences on the borders, since yon have such facilities for Information thence; but here it is quite different, and there Is, I believe, a small nsk in sending communications to a periodical of yonr standing. Influence and ment; for these reasons I write to yon. . _ 1 The Empire has Just passed through a sc- I rious crisis, Maximilian has proved himself ! a clever gold seeker. He has done more than draw blood from a stone—he has got money irombUbops. The clergy of this country a few days ago placedat the Emperor’s disposal twenty-five millions of dollars for immediate use, and promise a similar sum annually to enable him to keep up an army. The merchants of Mexico pledged them selves at the same time to give him ten mil hone annually, and on these representations he has decided on retainin': his crown, and “ theddiog the last drop of his blood In de fence ot the nation.” Last Saturday morning, at 4 o’clock, vera Cruz was aroused from iisslumbcrs bv a furi ous ringing of church beilsand a prodigious pyrotechnics! display. Nine-tenths of the people, knowing that it was no feast dsy, immediately concluded that the liberals were try ing to take the city, and con sequently everybody was speedily out of Meanwhile a brass band made its appear ance, parading the principal streets, accom panied by a band of cicht or ten others scat tering Chinese crackers along the rente, so that the folk might not be disturbed by the music. Tills had the effect intended—to draw every one to the “plaza principal,” where, under the portals of the municipal palace, the partisans of the empire were en gaged in signing a series of resolutions thanking the Emperor for his just conde scension lu consenting to remain their mon arch and preserver. A little la. er, a pro clamation was unblished by the Prefect Politico, of which the following is a transla tion : ** Long live the Empire. Long me the Emperor.' T>ra Crfzanjt— One of the most fortuitous evet Is for true Mexicans has Jnn taken place in the nation. Qia Majesty the Emperor, who has made eo many sacrifice* for (be welfare and hap plnvts of our dear country, has given (ha la-it proof of (he regard which It claims. When home down by the natural sentiments which conflicted and yet straggled in his soul, because of the in disposition ol his august and noble wife, our be loved aoveieigo, it may have been believed for a moment that he;nsd temporarily abandoned (he country in devotion to the emrrco dmy oi render ing to tua meritorious consort the care which the so much needs In her present delicate position. The Emperor ocveiihclcss eaenflees himself for ns; defers bis duty as a man to that which bis honor as a ruler directs him, and In these critical moments through which the country is passing, solemnly declares that be will be at Its bead, and fiaht without test, even to shedding the l&; i drop ol bis blood.in defence of the nation. Vera Cru sanos—Ltt ns congratulate ourselves. Let ns give thanks to God for his having preserved the Integ rity of our territories; and with all the power of our hearts let os hall the icearrectlon day of our nationality, which was about to disappear. If. Bun tic. The immediate causes of this rescue to Maximilian arc no secret whatever. The general rumor circulated in (lie American press, to the effect that JuarezJiad sold part of the Mexican territories to the Government of the United States raised an alarm in the minds of the ** Fathers” that nothing coaid dissipate. Meanwhile, there were not want log agents, particularly among the officials ol a certain army, to circulate Industriously the talk of tho Americans having agreed to purchase the debt of France !o tors country ; and the arrival of the Susquehanna with General. Sherman and Mr. Campbell, to ar range the negotiation with the authorities here, was coi.f.denlly predicted, but much doubled. Other agents there were, who talked to groups of Mexicans in these words; “Who took Horn you one-third, the richest part of your territory, In IS4S? Who.chased you from Texas, gave you the name of * greasers,’ and called you * a nation of hood ed whores, and blanketed thieves,, who even In your own country, treats you like slaves— pushing you from the side-walk of your own streets! The Americans.” And m this wav numbers of those who dislike Maximil ian and hate the Empire, have keen Induced to the advent of the Americans much more than the French occupation. In this state of things, Maximilian remained appa rently undecided at Orizaba, and each day the rumor ran “thg. Emperor wIN embark to-morrow—tho French wid } eave Decem ber.” On the evening of the 291 h of Novem ber, the much talked of Susquehanna made ler appearance off the harbor, and anchored about tire miles out, by a little Island southeast of San Juan de Uluoa. This ap peared to put the cap on the movement In tavor of tire Empire, and on me Ist lust., Saturday morning. Max. having received the promise of the money, idegrapned hb reso lution. The Susquehanna’s arrival has done nothing toward blrengthauu* the good feeling of tho French fur the States. The French officials here arc very angry because the French dug was not saluted, and they say: ” Although the Americans do not recognize the Empire, they recognize France, and we are slighted by the omission.” Con sequently, when a Lieutenant from theSns qm-hannan landed oa goturday morning, the Ist instant, he was stopped at the gate ol the Custom House by the Fort Captain, a Mexi can, who icformed him that he could not pass into the town without permission from the French Admiral. The Lieutenant then made, bis way to the French tUgshlp, and afur a delay of a couple of hoars, returned with the permission required, and was allow ed to enter. lie returned to bis ship very shortly, with letters and papers, apparently, tjcorted by Mr. caulmcr, the American Con eul, the observed of ail observers. The Susquehanna remained at her anchorage until twelve p- m., Sunday, when she leit, by report, for Tampico, and has lett all the world surmUinglf. on her next visit, she will not come somewhat closer to those gnus which bit so feebly in ISlti, and solute with shotted gun?, that flag, which hitherto was accustomed to dy beside the stars and stripes—a brother and ally. Maximilian's resolve, and the much talked of thirty-five millions, appear to have very ranch bright ened up things already, and it Is said we are to have more railroads, telegraph wires, etc., etc., while an army is to be Instantly raised and sent on to Tampico, under “Dupln,” who at present rides wltn a squad of five hundred contra-guerillas between this city .and Paso del Macho, capturing some few un fortunates every week, who arc immediately foslladed. Tbe lest capture was tbc famous Captain Norris, of Matatnoias celebrity. He was brought into Vera Cruz on the night of the tisth, and shot the next morning, Norris was a Canadian of Irish descent,and a remarkably cool and determined freebooter. After hav ing sold his accomplice to Mejia, at Mata .muras—the affair ia no doubt fresh in .jour memory—he came over to Vera Cruz as Captain in the contra-guerillas, and was arrested with a Doctor Bauer, and a Mexican called Sanchez, fur conspiracy with tbc Lib erals. Dr. Bsber committed suicide la prison, Sanchez was shot, and Captain Noma sne ctedcd in making his escape, joining the Liberals at Mcdeltm, where he was last cap tured. ” Sie transit gloria gucriUae'' The latest on <l>t (La Ere Nonrelle is responsible foriuis that Porfirio Diaz has given in Lis adhesion to the Empire, and that Ortega’s paitirane, as a whole, are following suit- If such he the case, yon will soon hare Mejia on the border agein, and It is certainly re markable that the chiefs of tbe Liberal party have exetct&ed unusual moderation of late towards their captures. "Delatorre” bolds Jalaps undisturbed ap to the present- Vers Cruz is very quiet and very anil; but sick ness is on tne decline, and the folk are ven turing out a little and trying to be enter tained by a second class opera company, which holds the theatre at present- We shall bare tbe water of Jamspa In the city prob ably before the beginning ol tbe year, tbe work ol laying tbe pipes "being rapidly car ried on. Btsolntlons Passed by the Grand Army of the BrpaDllc. - Escaxnmrr No. 136 6.A.1L, I GnzzßTnj.x, ru.. December 10,1SGS. f “ Tbc foßowlrg preambles and resolutions were «nbmttit&by the Committee oaße.-olationa,aad unanimously adopted: Wuzrzas, Ussy persons coming Cram State* lately in rebellion against tbe United States, and who have taken as oath of allegiance to another Governin' nt. and who have risked their live* in its defence and failed, only for want of means and power, ard who, under the laws of this State at tain to all the lights of dtmmhjp. Including the elective Dascfalse: and, holding as we do (bat tbe elective franchise is a fierce right which should be held and exercised by none bat true and loyal men. therefore be it r.doltta, lhat we do earnestly and emphatic ally protest scainst ever meats allowing renegade rebels to exercise Ihe elective Crascoise side by side with men who hare earned this right in the field, is its defence. kttoltn f, lhat we insist that tt be the duty of our Senators and Representatives In Legislature astembled. to so amend the laws, or procure such amendment to tbe Constitution as aboil tbrerer insure to loyal men of this bate the exclusive right to «he elective franchise. £««olc«L That an the poets of the G. A- E. In im. btats, 'ogether with all other Union dtlxens, be requested to co-operate in this matter either bj petition to the Legislature, or by such other means as msy be deemed most efficient in secur ing this distinction doe to ill loyal men. JEFF. SATIS. Bis View* of the Auassioiulon of President Lincoln. Ntw Tons, December 17.—A Fortress Monroe ccttceponceot cays of Jeff. Dans, relative to the esptnie of Surratt: Every feeling of bis nature revolts at toe esaaaainalioo, and particularly of seeb a man as Mr. Lincoln, wbo, aliboosb ola op ponent Lu a contest of arms, Le respected for bis Intensity, high magnanimity of character asd'sin ctre no unyielding devotion lo tybat he consid ered ogbt. NATIO^AUBAMISd Important Amendments Proposed. iriTEBE BASKS IttBST BEDEES." Compound Soles Mot to bo Dsed for Bedemption. nnW MnbUUic* nod Roaoimrca.fluvl be HSwort-Wl»l juvldena- mar bo . oecloWC-Kew B»te* of Tax allots— A p.noriUeo may Tax Bmilto-Por <v»iafe “ or'f'ircolaUon Allowed to K,.h B Pr h-what Stale* 8&»U He oclTetlie Wlihdrawo tlpenlailon-yio increase of AaBTtB* 1 ® Clrculailoo. Mr Hooper, from tUo Conmlltea oa Banking and Currency, reported lie following BUI , . To amend an act entitled *An act to provide a 1 B&tioral ■currency, eecured bT * ?l«r« of r n nea states bond*, and to provide for we cir culation and redumption thereof, and for other purposes. . _ „ „ jf f K taoctfd htf thf Sena'e and ITouts of Sen- TtMenlatlte* of VnVtd Sta’es qf America w Covcrttta st ant led. That the act emlrlea ‘*An act to provide a national currency, accrued by a uledce of United State* bondf. and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof,'' approved Juno third, clfihlertt hundred and sUtv-foor, be, and the same >s hereby amended, as follow*, via.: now uasbb eiULt nz orncnnED. Thai section nine of said act be amended by Btnkinc out all alter the enactin* clausa and In* STId Ilea thereof the follows: That Uw atttira of evtry association ehalt be menaced by sot less than five Directors, one of whom shad be ihf Pietldeut. They shall keep a record of all thclrprccecdian, attested by the President, or in ui ,btvnco by the President pro tempore* which record shall be open to the inspection of any stockholder for ten days before the annual mar ine of the stockholders, and if repaired by the stockholder* ehaU.bc produced at tneir annual meeting. Every director shall, durlacbla whole term oleerrice, be a citizen of the United States : andm lean ihnc-lounk* of the Directors shall 1 have resided In the Stale, Territory, or district In which seen association la loeateil, one year next preceding their election a* Directors, and be real* dent of the some daring their continuance in office. Each Director shall own in bis own right, at least ten share* of the capital stock of the asso* elation of which be Is a Director. Each Director when appointed or elected shall take an oath that he will, eo&uaslhc duty devolves on him, dill* gtnily and honestly administer the afiairs of such association, and will not knowingly violate or permit to be violated, any of the provisions of this act. and that be la the oona fide owner, in his own riant, of the cumber of shares of stock re- S nixed by this act, sulccrioed by him. or stand* ;g to his name on the books of tbc association, and tb*i the same is not hypothecated, or In any way pledged, as security for any loan or debt, which oath, subscribed by himself, and cerrlddi by the officer before whoa it is taken, ahitl be immediately trjiiKinmed to the Comptroller of Currency, by him bled and preserved in bis office. Alims rnovirtoKS oftes law src.-TBnoosEßrxo Hat eectiou eighteen of said act la amended bj striking out all alter (be enacting clause andiu* act ling In lieu thereof the following: That if, upon a careful examination of the facte eo report ed, and ol any ether facta which may come to the knowledge of (be Comptroller ol the Currency, whether by means of s special comiaLwion, which be is hereby aathomed to appoint lor the purpose of inquiring Into the condition ol such association, or cibere-ise, it shall appear to him that such association baa compiled with all the provisions ©flaw sr.d Is prepared and intends to engage in, and is lawfully entitled to commence, the trainees of banking, be shall sire to such as* sedation a certificate, under his hand acd official real, that tnch association has complied “lib all Ite provision- of law required to bo compiled with before being entitled to commence the u ost ites* of backing under the National Currency act, aid that such association is authorised to com* mtr.eesaid businessaccordingly; and It shall bo the duly of raid association to cause gaU'cerlfi cate to b t published in some newspaper In the city or (own where the association L* located for al Last sixty days next after the ionics thereof, jod If uo newspaper Is there published, the cer tificate shall be published to a. newepaptr desig nated oy the Comptroller of the Cnrrency. Ard whenever the Comptroller of the Currency shall have evidence, or shall have reason to believe, that any such association is not carrying on the proper business of banking, or that any of i’s report* required by law have own false or fiaadn uiit.oi that Its funds have been wilfully misap plied by the Directors or officer*. In violation of the NiiUoiial Currency act, or that the Directors have intentionally or negligently violated, or in tentionally or negligently permitted any of tho officers, ogvbto or tenants ol the association to violate any of the provisions of law, u shall bo tho duty ol the Comptroller of the currency to cause as examination ct Its afialrs; and upon ftfiUitactory proof to the Comptroller that such ascclailonla not carrying on the proper businera of banking, or has rendemi false or traudnieot reports, or that tie feeds have been misapplied, or that tt has violated the provisions of tavr.be may, with the approval oi the Secretary or the Treasury, appoint a receiver to ciore up its busi ness, accotniog to, and with ttt temtdv and right to apply to the conn provided in, section fifty ot the National Currency act. And on each appli cation the bank may relieve Itself by disproving the on which such receiver was ap pointed. AST STOCKHOLDER TO Hid risk. That section tuenu-nlae be am.jji.led bv striking out all alter the enacting clause, and insetting Inllleu thereof the following: TUAltue totalliuDUltics to any notional banking associa tion of any person or ol any firm, company or cor pciston, Including io the liability of any firm or company the UaulUtie* of the several members thereof, shall at no time exceed one-tenth part of the amount of the capital slock of such association actually paid in, nnl«s*bacb liability consult of bond fa* bills ct exchange or drafts payable at an other place than where it is drawn, and drawn against actually existing values, or ot commercial or business paper discounted for the endorser gsd acnally owned by the person, firm, company or corporation for whom it '3 discounted: including In such liabilities all balances due from any per son, firm, company or corporation, except bal ance* due from another national bunking associa tion; acd no aseoclMtlouahaUlasDsaiiy certificate, receipt or other obligation parable at any future day, nor advertise for, solicit or receive deposits as a ravings bank. And n case of any violation of this section, the President and CaahKr ana Di rectors shall be personalty liable to (he association lor any foes incurred by the association on the ♦*• cess of liability beyond tuc amount of ouc-tsuth ol the capital stock a* aforesaid ; acd tho association shall be subject to a penalty of one thousand dol lar* for every ease m which the liability .of any person, him, company or corporation, os afore said, Is In excess ofoce-temb pail of the amount actually paid in efthe capital slock of each asso ciation. to be recovered to the use of the United States and deposited lu the Treasury, and a like penalty for any certificate, receipt or other obliga lien Issued a* aforesaid, or for advertising, so liciting or recrinng deposits as a saving'! bank. rats of nrmatst that rat bu caacszo. That section thirty te amended by sinking out all alter the enacting clause, and inerting i D Pea thereof the That every association may lake. leeelvc, reserve aud charce, on any loan discount made, or npon any note, hill of exchange, or other evidenced of debt. Interest at the rate allowed by the larva of the State Or Terri tory where the hank is located, and no more; and when no rale is fixed by the laws of (he state or Tcmlory the bunk may take, receive, reserve or charge a rate not exceeding seven pur centum, and such Interest may Os'taxen in advance, reck oning the days for which the note, bill or other evidence of debt fadk to run. And the know loglr taking, receiving, reserving or charging a rate of Interest greater than as aforesaid, shall tc held and ndjuogcd a forfeiture of the entice debt. Ami hereafter. In case a greater rate of Interest has been paid, tho person or perrons paying ibe same, or their legal representatives, may recover bark the Arsonni of the enure debt, or to reach thereof as may have been paid from the association taking or receiving the same: J’rovieed, That such ac tion I* commenced wlmln one year from the tlznC the usurious transaction ma tured ; but vi.P purchase, discount or cede of a tore fiie bn.’ of exchange payable af another place than the put?* ct such imrenaae, diecouut, or sale, atnot more than of exchange for sight dr alt-, in addition to the in terest, shall not be considered os taking or receiv ing a greater rate of latetesL WHERE BARKS KtfT nZDEKV. That section tb'rty-twofcc am«ndedby tlritlng out oil after ihoenacting clause, *rn Inserting to lien thereof the tollowUrg: lhat each association organized as s National 'hank in any otner place than the cnies named ia lire preceding section ebail select a National bask nr cocks Jnacyof the clues named in that s.ctlon, at which Its cucalat icg notes will be redeemed, on presentation, at par; and the National Bank eo selected wall be approved by the Comphoder of the Carreary, and snail cot be changed without hta approval and consent. The.ComprroJler of the Currency shall give public notice of each National Baal so reject ed as a redeeming aceut, wirii the names of the respective associations redeeming rneir circulating notes at snch bank; each National Bank so select ed snail append to its monthly returns to the Comptroller of the Currency the nsmes of me respective associations for wfuchlt tela as redeem ing agent, acd stall publish the same os part of lu return. Three-tiUns of the fifteen per centum u iawini money of the United btate* requir'd to be in any association not orgar.led in any of the miles so named msy consist ot mosey sot bearing In er«t doe tiom an; National Bank ao select d to redeem ibe circulating soles of such associa tion. Asd each astocutfos organized is aoy of the cities earned 1s the preceding seedos, except is the city ot New York, shall select a National Back or banks In the city of New York, at which its own cbculatirg cotes and the ctrcola leg notes ol asy association for which it acts as redeeming agent will be redeemed at par os presentation; and each National Bank eo selected shall heap proved by the Comptroller of the Currency, and stall not be changed without hta approval and content; and each National Bank so selected In the city of New York shall append to hs monthly re tains to the Comptroller of the Cnrrency the name* of the respective associations lor winch It ans as redeeming agent, and shall prri.Usb the same as part of hs return, ons-half of the twen ty-five per cenmm in lawful money of the Drilled btatea required to be in auy association In the cities named in the preceding section, excepting associations in tie city or New York, may consist of money tot bearing Interest uae from any Na tional Bank so selected to redeem the el-enisling notea of such association. If asy av'OdaUon thill fail to nuke th) selection of a National fur a redeeming ageccy, as hereinbefore prescrib ed, and to redeem its lo(cs and the notes of any association lor which U acta as - redeem ing ajjent, as sforesaifl, the Comp’rol'er of the Currency shall, upon satisfactory evidence thereof, i appoint a receiver to close up ns business according to and subject to the prevision* of section fifty of this act. cojtrotwn emezsr sons shall rot bx 1 *»• sum) Fuxne fob bccexftior. Provid'd. That compound Interest notes shall not be included in the lawful money of the Catted States required In any association by the provis ions of the preceding section, and nothing la this section shall relievo any association from Its lia bility to rcoeem its circulating notes on demand sr its own counter, at par in lawful money of the United States. retort or turnings ard resources—now to be WADB. That section rortt-toar be amended by striking out all alter the enacting clause, and. Inserting in lieu thereof the todowlog: That every association shall make to the comptroller of tbe Currency a report, verified by the oath or aOrtaatiou of the President ana Ca*nter,or by either one of them asd rwo of the Directors, exhibiting the resources aua Viabilities of the e&toctallcn before the commence ment of bus lures, on the morning of the fire I Mon day of each month, in sachfonn as tbe Comp troller of the Currency shall prescribe, and shall tftnunlt ihe same to the Comptroller of the Cor rtney within ntedays thereafter; and each report ebail state separately under the head or LueamEs: 1. The amount of capital «toek actually paid lu ttid then lemiming as the capital stock of the as sodat'on- 2. The amount of surplus fond created under section thirty-three. ffi The amount of undivided profits on hand. 4. Dividends unpaid. 5. ibe amount of circulating notes received from the Comptroller of the currency, showing tbe smonni on band and the amonct actually in circulation. 6. The amount of State Bank circulation out standing to be redeemed by the association. 7. The amount of public mojeys deposited to the credit of ibe Treasurer of tbe United States. S. ihe amount of public moneys deposited to the credit of disbursing officers of the United States. 0. The smeortof public moneys deposited to the credit of any other officers or agents of the United btatea. 10. The amount dne to National Basks (with schedule.) U. 1 he amount due to other banks and bankers with schedule.) li The mount of all other deposits. TmnrecM. 1. Umted States bonds deposited wi b the TrvaMiier ol the United Stales to secure circula ting notes. i. United States bonds deposited with the Treasurer of the United States to secure public deuotits. S. Urltcd States bonds and other United States sccnritie* on band belonging to tbe association. 4. Eailroad, State, county or municipal stocks or bonds on band (tiilb schedule of tte same.) 5, Tbe amount oi all oibtr notes, obligations, securvles and other evidences of debt, discounted or bearing interest, specUymg particularly, the amoost oii os pended fleb», tbe amount considered bad, tbe amount considered doubtful, and the In nil ot lodgment, exhibiting at scp*—- Sy amount of the liabilities to the a'soc!- a sftcoofoffieewaod itmtota. thereof;ased'r the cross amount of. aach Ilahilttlee m Dr ’ n i --IKB I debtors the grots amount as endorsers or sue-Kg} 1 ties: aUo— B| ‘ TK“o?«rdian«. \ . n 7 Beal estate taken or held for laymen*. oiBS dehtf due the association. & Beal estate held for the convenience of ih: Bj 8? FnUurc and fixture* for the convenience oi |h ,t Includingtaxes paid. Es M‘ &S&SSt notes of National Banks. B IS. r»*h on band In notes ol other banks. B It-butde. B 15. Li<Ued States legal tender notes on hand. B 16. compeerd Interest notes on hand. |b 17. The amount tine from approved red:cnia» B sgrnej. H i 18. tbe student doe from other National Bank*. K (with scLcdcK.) £• 19. TheatnoßMdufeftouioUicrbanksandbaai. m eiß, (with schedule.) ■ wnta* nrzrsKs bust be hade. M Any association railing to make and transmit m the rctomsafon said wluilnhvo days after the dnt • Monday In each month, shall hcaunject to a pen. B) ahy ot one hnodied dollora ior each aud e»«v %► day such retiun is delayed to be transmitted u > afoiera'd; atd in case any aasociahoo ehaJl delay or lelnac to pay the penally herein imposed, the sameehai) he assessed by the Coaptrul.c.- the Currency, the amount of ouch penalty nut be retained by tho Treasurer of thoTnttcd bti-js upon the order of the Comptroller of the Carrcrcr’ oniolthclnteiest.aa it may become dne to tae association, on the bonds deposited With him la secure the circnlatlon; and all sum* of collected for penalties under this aecrua gi a :; ui po‘d into the Treasury of the United bkites. stair-AN.si'AL The serttrato ictnns of each association. -- flm Monday of January and July, obali pj •{. fled by the oath or afQruratlon of the or Cashier, and nUmted by the slgta:.;:. s 0 * at least U'toe of the directorj, cv; that they have personally examined the a.-.-a'-ctT and liabilities cf (he association as set r_. h m said report, anil have Sound the same to V-'-ur rent, and shall he puulUbed In a ne.iMw.-j where such association Is established a: it*«. pense ot the association making such r;p. and if there be no newspaper publishe 1 a: -uh place, then in a newspaper to bo design .toy Gv the Comptroller of the Currency. * DIVIDESUS. BAD DEBTS ASD LOSSES, That section lhlrty-«lght be amended b" it-it. leg ont all alter the enacting clause, ana ic':crfi-~ In ilea thereof the following: fhal to . lion, or any member thctoL ehall vmltu.a-.T 0 . • permit to be withdrawn, either is the turaof t dividends or otherwise, any portion ol its capl ai . ana 11 loss shall at any time have been su- jia •] i by any such, association equal to or : Us undivided profits then on baud, no diw-l&aj f shall be made; and no dividend shad «n.T > H I made by any association, while it Khali c.iviaae I . its banking operations, to an amount grt*:*; I . than its net pioflts then os band, I theielrom its lo.ists and bad debk<; and al deb* I r due to any association, on wulch totere-j Uva* I due and unpaid for a peaod of six nun’li., u-_. I I ies« toe suiuv thall be well secured end j;’c:i be I I tu proceed of eolicci.on, shall be consider d bad I r debts within the meaning of this act: r'/a.M, 1 g lhaliu case of los.-vs, as abore auted. bv whicli I the capital ol (be as sedition is impaired, the cap- I 0 Hal may be reduced in the amour-tuf w os provided to the liutieeath aecilon oftiia-i act: [. otherwise iv shall be the daty of the director* of .i ’ the association to make a pro rata a-scs-infm t open (hestOcktoTdeis, is proportion to the i.um , Icroiehmcs held by each, tor an amount ml- Relent to re store the capital to its original con ’ dillonas 21 existed beiotc impaired b» los ,k ; and in case any stockholder hLaD. for tbcperiihl , ot thirty days after eclicc, fall ;o pay such aasesj , a.cnf. the comber of shares of stock, acid b? such , stcckholaersbaii be reduced to correspond with \ their actual value, and new stock, eijUAl to the Lumber of tLarea icpic'cnted by the assessment, \ shell be tcld to the bidder, leu <Ujh' 1 nctlce ot the tale being cmn to the shareholders i of (he association. In default of any Proceedings i nederthis ptovUo, either for reducing the nota . lualcaplmK fiheasgodaaon to \\» actual value, crier r«.cu:rltgthe snarcholdera to make good L the caplml by cdcuional paymeots, ter a pen dof . thirty day> st?er the amount of the 10-e shall be . asccrtaitcd, the Comptroller of the Currency , rhali Lavv power to appciut a recelrer to wind 1 up Ihu a£au scf tbu bank. CCXTIIOL or fLATCS AJID DIES. That scrtioii lony-one be ameudiu by sulking ccl ell nfrer the eraciirg danse, and it.-serllng in lien thereot l; e followiug: That the plates aud facial dua to be procured by the Comptr-’Unr of the Cuncnry for the p;imisg ot such ciicciating notes, shall remain m.(.er Lu con trol and din.aloe, and the expenses cevessanlT incurred iu. executing the provision of tM* act rc tpecilng iho ptocdilcgofsucli soles, and sll other espeurea cf the bureau shall be paid out of the piocteds of the taxes or duties now or hereafter toleasjemd on the circulation, ana collected item associations organized under tula act. WUAT TAXES SHALL BE gAID AND HOW. Ann In lieu otuV> existing taxes, every associa tion ehall pay to the lltasnici of the United Slates in the months of January end July, a tax of o&e --qaartef of one per centum each half year, upon the average amount of iu notes m chcoiatias; fetd a lax ot uue-quarler of one per centum each ball v«ar, upon tne average amount of Iu depos its. And Incase of dcfanli lathe payment thereof bv any associations, the taxes aforesaid may bo collected In the maimerprovidedforlbe culKctlon of Internal taxes or duties of other corporations, crtlieTiCasurer may reserve the amount of raid, Lists out of the Interest ms it may become due cn lie bonds deposited with him by such dcfjutting aatucallon. And U shall be the of each as sociation, within (cn oays from the first day of January ai.d July attach year, to make a return tinder the oath of its President or Cashier, to the Titasnrer of the United btaies. In such form as no u ay pmcribe, of the average amount of lu notes m drculactou uud ol the average amount ot Its da pcsits, and ofthe arncont of notes of state hanks or pausing paid uni by theta l.n tuts elru.or.lhs textpicccdlLg said first day of Jane*— ury and July, as aioreeaid; and iu default of sued return, ano lor each and every day such return Is i delayed to be transmuted, each d»2aullis£ asiocl -1 atton shall forfeit and pay to the United tne «tm ot two hundred dollars, Ij be coUccik-d cither outoftheluUzeitaaUtuayb;cooe dm*anch aa bcdstloc oc the bonds deposited with the Treas urer, or, at hu option, iu the manner In which penalties ate collected of ol'icr corporatluni, under the laws el the United States; and in caao ot such dc'anlt, (he amount of the taxes to he paid by such association shall be assessed upon the aim. tt-icf tio:ea delivered to such usociaiiou by the Comptroller of the currency, and upon lac highest amount of Its deposits, and upon the amount cfualcs of Ssistehankc or banking assod a:ium paid out, to be ascertained in such other matter ae the Treasurer may derm b-jat. BAB SB EL'S? ALSO PAT STAIS TAXES OS THE SUABXB optnoert. rrctid«i. That nobbing in tbi--* act shall Ic con strued to j.revcut ail tne skates Iu any oi the aaid cssocctlocf, held :>y any j>ctbOu or body corpo rate. ft cm bong Ircitiaed in the v sluatiou of the pusousi pioperty of such per: on o. corporation in tbv asecismcnt of taxes iuposed by or ttuder the State authority, at the ii’scc wheio such bank Is located, and not lUtwhete, hat uut at» greater rate th&u is wsecscd uroa otLcr moneyed capital in U*.k bards of Individual cUiiccs ol eaia btaie; find that the lasso Imposed under tbs la\?j of any bute epon the shares of any of the att&ciaiitns authorized by this act, eha.l not ex ceed the tele imputed upon the shares lu any ot the banks organized under authority ol the &taio w Lv-rc such association Is located: BCAi. ESTATE OP 2AM,3 HVvT i’AT STATE Tlr ' f * Picnd<o,furtZ-? % lliainoiiiiLc In this actsuall exempt the real estate of associations tom either >=l me, county or mcuicltal taxes to thu same ex teA, acccrdlrg to its value, as other real eataw la (axed: -l ud proxidtd farUur y That iu all cases where a hetlonal tk.uk caa paid or may pay lacx ett s of w Let may be found due tom aula oa sccooLt cf the duty tequired to be paid to the Treasurer©! the Uoittd Elates, the b.'nksohar -IL£ paid nr paying such exce.-s uf duty, may state 1 »o Lccocut iktrcfo-, which, uu h,iug cenided by the ■iresscter c; the United Stahls, and found ccrrec: l»y the First Ardllor, and approved by the I'uet Ccmptruiler of the luxury, thaU wt te- Airdcil In the ordinary manner, by warrant on fix* Treasury. SECC2UTT RZQITUro OP DiPOSnOBT BASKS That stcllon fony-IkTC b.. ameudsd. by strlhW cci aft alter tbc enactiug claure. axd i-se*ln.c» if lien (bereef the foJtowlag: That auyaMoetxflon organised ouccr th;., act. who* dealgtatea by the Tresinrercf the United Matos, with the aimroni cf lie SeccelOT cf lie TreascrV. .X?si Itoryoi public mouer, except for receipt* from customs, and he tm ployed aa afluenciala-eniof Uie Lortnine/.t, under sucb zecnlaUons « may pe prftcriocd by the Comptroller and approved - by the Secretary, atd shall perform all sonslle duties ae a depository of public money soda financial spent ot the GorcmmentTM mar be requited by tse becretsry of the lYcaaurr n.k hecrcTaryoftiio 'ireasury shall requite ef everr atsrelation, thus deatenated tiansfer and deUycv to the Treasurer ot the UmtiS States registered bonds or n?te 0 “S tinted Stale?, to be depositediKSeTtSSaS as Ftcarliy for the?afe tceplogand of Ifie public money deposited with {& a«SS: tlou to the credit of the Treasurer or anyoiliceror suvni Of tuo Lilted State?, and for the fJthfai vcrfuoeLCv ot its duties ua toSScitt iSntSf luc liovcimnent. On Monday of each week everr such aescciatlou shall moke and ftSamU to tS Trtaturer of the lotted States a repot, verified by tie oath or afaroaftoo of the d? Caetiir, Cl the affioanl of nobuc mowr ia%kl credit of the Treasurer, to officer or ifim of the United Stales; attoecou£ ratucement of tavtaen on the mon.ln“of St cay. In such folia as may be UftecxilxTa of *** Tf ? aiUr f* of public in oner depoetiedwiih any eaeockuftS elad exceed the amount of the hands ttd ry Notes so deposited as. security, «tlmatedat their current matktt value at the llmmbutuot ex ctediu" (heir par value, it shall bethe dnty of S» Treasurer of the United S a;£ t| transfer scch excess to the tvmZ nry of the Carted States; wd^S portion hf bonds or treaswy notes in excess oftoe amount of public money so d:poslted and not re quired for security as aforesaid may be tranL lerreo and returned by the Treasar»io the asaST ciaooa, Zvcry assodatioo so designated and em ployed as a public depository shall receive at nar all national currency toha whlco mayharu oSln paid to the Government for uteruai revenna taxes. Jf any association shall neglect or toil to make toy returns required by law, or shall n- la:* aay provisions of itua act or of tne act ro u nich this is an amendment, it c.atl be Jie doty of tha Tt caterer cf the Laitod States to translcr all nab- Bc monej from aoch aaaacitiUon. to the treasury audlodl-conumseitcha-fociallonas a dcao-U terj otpubVc money tod financial agent of the Government. WHEEL >0 UETOerTOQT BASES SHALL BE ESTAB- Lmtltto. Protidcd, Thai no nations) bank shall be select ed u. anv city cr place where there is located the Treasure* or an As&UtaulTreasurer of tho United btalesj htt all public moneys collectod and re ceived In anr such city or pjaee. for toe Governl ment. shall pe deposited with such Treaaureror Assistant Treasurer, and siutli be aabfcct only to tac draft of the Stcreury of the Treasury or tb<* Treasurer ol she Ceiled fctUes, as prodded hr law, and under such rcgnladons as the Secretary of the Treasury may from time to time deem eZ MdleEt and evU-lish ; and any public officer rto latii g this provision of the law, and deoo*tot£ pabltc money otherwise than is herein dUccSa and any other person who -ball atd therein, rtSa be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on con pctlontbereot shall be fined in a ana notexcSS ice five thousand dollars, and be imnrisaned for a term not exceeding toree years, or cither, m the dieCTUos of the court. * ** _ BOW HAXES shall BEEXAwnnas Thatficliou flfty-hmrbe amended by" striking o« all slier the enacting clause, and lied thereof tbc following: Th« toe ci^££bii m of the Cunercr. with the approbSla.oTffi^s rtlary of the Trea«ury, as often, as Stii be deemed necessary o 7 ptope?^lhaH“JS,, l * suaable person or penona to asko aa lion of the asalrs of every banktoff which person shall no: be a cer hi any asgoctauen whose Affair* appointed to eiHioine, and wboslS to make a thorough examination into ■ «d7^j? o<r V (airs of tie assocmtloo, and, to amine any of the officen and cath; and shall make a fu!) and »CH the cocdlricn ol tbeassodadon any other Tlajiorlal powers than saei, m thorbiec hr this ae', except such the f cveta) courts of law and chaaesiy person appointed to make such examnutftm smS? receive for his services k sun not excSdi? dc»«« lor each day by him ea>9lomt^ s examinaUoD, and his actual tnreillag exoeZifr OOTtiaotIST SUITS AOAISST CCTED. That section flfty-six he ataeaded by etrUdß*. out ml after the tmacliag clause, and llio itoeot ‘.he follows! Tut .il ,Su eeedtoc* arising out cl the provisions of in which the Crated jiitoj, or its officers or shall be partin, :LaU be cocdoctea by trlct Attorneys of the several districts, tmdef ih* dlrecilon od supervision of the Soltdtor ofSi Treasury, or by such other counsel or aUornwr m the Comptroller of the Currency may aeleet* and any suits, actions, and proceedings by any re. Cetver appointed nsoer the provisions of tusaet shall be tn his own name, and may be had mnv Circuit, District or Territorial Court of the Hatred Stales; and to enforcing tha Individual Uablhrr of the stockholder, the receiver shall proceed by a hll lu equity filed to bis own name against the association of which be is receiver and each indi vidual ce may think liable as a stockholder: «M Incasaanypartreoallejtedtcßuch billtobeha- Mi», is a tioo tesidect cf the State, Territory, q- Dbtrici within which the association Is located, or shall be absent thtieinto, the Court shall, upas ;aa affdsvt: flled to that eacct by the icccfrur- or der process to served upon such absent defendant or defendants wbrre they may be foand to the ULlted State*, and such process -tall be directed to the Marshal of the Stale, Territory, or District in whlcfl said parties may reside or be found, or : the Court may, :n its dDnreUou, appoint an officer I ol its own :o serve such process. And whenever | the defection", shall plead or give notice to writing.