Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune, December 20, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune dated December 20, 1866 Page 1
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Cl)tcagcr THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1806. xnu NBVFS. Five-Twenties closed in, London la?t eve cine at 714. Customs duties collected at the various por's during the past week amounted to ««SM. The Senate Judiciary Committee bare de cided to report against nearly alt the nominations made by the President daring lie recess. The Senate Judiciary Committee are in favor or tu* bill chancing the time for the meeting of Congress. The Semite Finance Committee have not touched any proportion to increase ihe currency, and it ill not do so till after the holiday recess. A very Interesting synopsis of the Pay master General's report will be found in onr Washington despatch. A Texas journal, published at Crockett, reports twelve hundred emigrant wagons as hav ing lately pa>sed through that place from South Carolina, bound different points in Texa *. The work of the Executive axe, during the recess of Consrcss, was more thorough than has hc;crofore been snp]*osed. A detailed statement in regard to the numerous decapitations of that n laL od w K* v «> elsewhere. despatch gives as a reason for Maximihtii'e detention In Mexico the fact that the Austrian army is strongly in favor of the disap pointed Emperor as an Immediate successor to Fm cl? Joseph. In the town of EUcnvUlc, New York, 137 cVciors voted for Edward Willis, a pardoned murderer, for Governor, which was a singular method of rebaking Governor Fenton for the pardon. According to the latest Mcxlcanncws, the announcement has been made by General.Uazaiuu, hat hereafter the French troops will* observe a strict neutrality in regard to the affairs of that country. By tbo burning of a boarding bouse in Mem phis, yesterday, fourteen persona lost their lives cl her from eufibcuUon or in leaping from the null j inc. One person haped from a fourth story win dow, anu escaped without Injury. A committee from the Legislature of South Carolina has been delegated lo wall upon l ading Itadicals ia Congress to ascertain if repre sentation will nc conceded In the e.vm ot the rauficatiou by fiat State of the Cjanituiioual Amendment. Some years r.go an appropriation bill was passed by Congress, which contained a clause to thiseficcl: ThuitLe President be authorize!, at his discretion, lo treat with the Indian tribes now residing inahe Stale of Kansas, for tueir removal to some i ait of the Indian Territory. The tribes afiectedby this tcilon are the Sacs and Foxe?, Chippewas and Munsecs, PoUowUlamica, Dela wares and Mia nils, l'«antiisksvw, blcas. Kasha* sheas and Pooilac, Klckapooa, Sfaawneca, Otta wa?, Wyardottcs nod Osiges. Step* have been tab nby tbcGo-..*ramenl to begin the removal at ancailyday. Kach of the tribes have been invit c’ to send adelcgat .on of ro* more than two chiefs, to Washington, to confer with the Commissioner of Indian A flairs about the nveessary prtlimina.-y measunn. A Shawnee delegation has alidad., reached the capital. The Indians arc very much agitated by the rnmor of the proposed action, but it is hoped that the ** friendly representations” of the Government wLI prevent an outbreak. The splendid iron-clad New Ironsides, a ‘fi-st class vessel of war, of 3.136 tons old tonnage and new, vva* dc-lroycd by fire on Sunday, at the pier at League Island. She has been Uld up for tome time. Tl.c New Ironside# bailt by Afessrs. Cramp i Sua«, of Philadelphia, in 1362, at a cost of *l,3.t*.Co»i. She had a wooden nu 1 and was plated very heavily. She served !j the South Atlantic Squadron at Charleston, where she sunend from the cxplo-ion of the torpedo boar David, cn the 11th of Auvntt, 1333 Her injuria# ue;e eilghl, however, and wcio readily repaired. We have still re maining the Dundcrborg. iron. -\otfJ toes, and sixteen guns; the Decatur, 3,033 tans and two gui:s, and the Puritan, 3,2T> tons and four guns. The iliatonoiaob, lion-ciad, which so successfully eroded the Atlantic the current year, with A-?l --tuat Secretary Fox, tons bat 1,223, new meunre iiion. We have no shin at present in the servlet whi> b bas v.t n more renown In so short a time then the Ncv.-liom-idcs. She was a capital .-ea- I>oat; competent to make a voyage witnont aid. a;.d to hold her own wherever ?he went. She in- nugnrau-d a new era of naval ship building, and, (hough now so unfortunately destroyed, will have 2;; . t t d valuable results In our naval architecture The cant c< o' her loss have not reached ns. They will probably be found In the negligence of some who were on board at the lime of the misfortune W,.- arc not iufui mod of any loss of life. In the Sun.xtc, 1911), ilr. Harris reported, with an amendment, tbe House bill relative to the time of tnc meeting of Congress. Mr. Pcsscndcn presented a petition from railroad Presidents, ask- ; inc a reduction ol the duty on iron and sicel. i Tbe Secretary of the Interior was requested to communicate vbat amonnt of goods lor (be In dian Bureau bad been purchased In open market tbe first of January last. Mr. Pomeroy in troduced a bill to equalize the value of currency. Tfcc Committee on Foreign Relations were In structed to ir.Q’ilre into the expediency of pro hibiting the immigration or importation of Chi uesc into the United Stales. Mr. Boss introduced a joint resolution relating to the government of tbe Slates lately iu rebellion, to i*.c cilcct that they not having accepted the Con -u-ulioual Amendment, ihe Joint Committee on Ib couetruc-ioube directed to inquire info the ex pediency of establishing such regulations lor the government of such Stater as have lefm-cd to ae c pi the Amendment, as may he found necessary lor the piomclioi of peace and thj protection of citizens in (hose States. Laid on the table and or dered to*l»e piit.ted. The bill for the admission of Nebiaska was then taken up, the ques tion being uD Cowan’s amendment, providing as a condition that the citizens ot Nebraska should never claim the right to leave the Union. The bl!l was debited at considerable length by Messrs Uownul, Johnson, Doolittle, Fessenden and other-. Mr. Cowan’s amendment was lubL. The Senate then adjourned with out iakin„ action on the bill. Ji: x!:e House, Mr. McKee introduced a bill of in ■qs.iry r.s to the expediency of uicrea-ng the salary ot the United States District Judge of Kentucky. Mr. i'htlps introduced a resolution of inquiry as io ;Le expediency of eo amending the Internal th. venue lawa as to dispense with tax.* engross receipts. Mr. luccooll introdticca a resolution of.nqttuyio ct-:c:ta:a whether the contracts for cci t-.iu Indian supplies had been awarded to the .lowest bidder. Mr. Maynard corrected the stat«- uicnl he made a few days since that a young man named NcJbou, of Tenn., had been indicted in North Carolina for homicide, while be was on a raid with General Sloncman, and a demand made cpoc Governor Biowidow to give him up. lie had been informed by the Governor of North Carolina tbat the statement wan iucoireel, Mr. Wentworth introduced a resolution, which was a'T* cd to, calling upon Ihe President fbr all infor mation In hie pofscseion relative to Goo.lSL !<eger Grcnfel,who was charged with complicity with the attempt to release the prisoners in Camp Douglas. A hill was reported amendatory of section second of the act to authorize the Legislatures of Illinois, Kansas and Arkansas to sell lands here tofore donated for school purposes. The amendment allows a lease of mineral lands for fifteen years. It was passed. The Senate amendments to the Deficiency Bill •were concur;ca in. Mr. Ingcrsoll again ouered his resolution to inquire into the awards of certain contracts for Indian supplier. Agreed to. The House then went Into Committee of the Whole on .»Xu Legislative. Executive and Judicial Appropri ation Bill. An amendment was offered to strike out the appropriation for salary of the President’s Pardon clerk, and statements were made in| re gard to the loose and Bhamcfnl manner iu which pai dons had been peddled out at a given price per • head. Tbe amendment was agreed to. Hr. Benjamin, of Missouri, offered ad amendment that no Collector ur Assessor of Internal Revenue shall draw salary pertaining to his office until confirmed Vvtbc Senate. Mr. Benjamin offered to amend ihe amendment by adding, “except incases of commisfious to flit vacancies which may happen by death or resignation daring the recess of the Senate.” The amendment was debated by Messrs. Bingham and Randall, of Pennsylvania. Mr. Benjamin afterward withdrew his amendment atd offered ano'her, providing that no Internal Revenue Assessor or C jlleclor.not appointed to till a vacancy caused by deavh or resignation, shall be entitled to the salary and emoluments pertain ing to such office. Ihe amendment was adopted. Adjourned. FROM. MEXICO. Tbp French Troop* Hereafter to Kcmnln I •ventral—Uomor time ISenerul Diaz 11a* I Declared loPtheEmpcror. . ) Isew \ out, Ueccm'ter I'J. —Mexican dates to the I & b are received. Ikuame bad laracd a manifesto I declaring tbal the French troops woald bcreiaer I remam neutral, taking no part Min- j Rodrigues, with three hundred men. 1 daabed into Orizaba on the 4Uu and captured a I, lot of mules. He could easily have captured the I Emperor and his Ministers. I \n auti-Frcuch and anti-American dcmonslra- I tlon wa« held in Orizaba when « was known that I Maximilian would resume the throne. 1 An Imperial report says General Diaz has de- I dared for the Empire, and brings eight thousand I men with him. , , . ._ . . 1 Maximilian issued a proclamation at Orizaba I •on the Ist, and promulgated It in the City of I Mexico on the stb, announcing hie resumption of I the reins of Government, and rating that a Na- I iional Congress *ould be o..frencd vrnlcb should 1 vote for the question of conUunaace o! *the ha* I *'*New OnixaKs, December 19.-—Advices from the 1 ■ CUy of Mexico, Decembers, state that the City of I Durango was evacnateo by the French ou the loui I ' nil., sue immediately occupied by the Ucpabli- I Official despatches rccrived at the capital cna* 1 firm Mejia's victories on the 26tb and S7th of Mo- I TC ThcSan I.nls Mexican Church parly have enwj od to lurnleb Maximilian with ten million dollars and ten thousand Mexican troops to induce him | to remain. Maximilian’s manifesto, issued on the i.t inst from Orizaba, is not an announce ment of an unqualified determination to continue the Empire, bnt a mere declaration that at the so licitation of prominent citizens be bad resumed bislnthorily. and bad determined to call a con cress of the people, ou whose determination hU fu- wontd depend. At present he merely regards himself as Provisional Emperor. FliOJl AJtKASSAS. Conn rafts to Federal Offlcem-Passoa. ol a itntiroad Bill-Discovery ol Blch Slmcrai Ore*. . SUszrnis, Tens., December IS —A special to the Arulo/tc/U, f:om Little Koch, says General ord and Major Porter, ot Grant's stair, were present In thellonse to-day during the discussion on the tmi conferring civil rights on person* 01 color, and were invited to take seats within the bar. A telegram from Little Bock states that the Dm for the charter of the railroad passing through Hot Springs and Indirn Territory and Mexican frontier, baa jnsl oasted the Legislature. The road will tend very materially to devclopc the re sources of Arkansas. . . Colonel 3. V. Onthrie. of Cincinnati, l« h:re, jnfit from Little Rock, bringing with him floe specimen* of gold, silver, lead. Iron and sulpaor otc, taken from extcnalvc mineral lands recently pnichased, and has forwarded them to Cincinnati for examination. New Hampshire Politics. Concord, N. 11., December J9.—Advices from almost every section of the Slate indicate the de feat of the railway monopoly candl late for Gov ernor. The question of railroad franchises will be thoroughly overhauled at the next session of 1!ls Legislature. FROM EUROPE. Last Evening’s Despatches by Ociaa Telegraph. Bads Agreed Upon for the Con federation of the British North American Provinces. lanoverlans Arrested for an Attempt to Evade Military Service. Another Season Given for Maxi milian's Detention in Mexico. FROM WASHINGTON. South Carolina Anxious to Learn the Terms of her Eeadmission. Interesting Extracts from the Paymaster General’s Be porl. r ork of the Executive Guillo tine During the Recess oi Congress. cuiift Lengthy Debale in the Senate on the Nebraska Bill. House Debate on the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Ap propriation Bill. Amendment Adopted Striking Out the Salary of the President’s Pardon Clerk. Bill Passed for the Sale of School Lands in Dlinois and othci States. FROM MO. The French Troops Hereafter to ficinain Neutral. DISASTROUS FIRE IN MEMPHIS, Fourteen Persons Perish from Suffocation. FROMEUUOPE. BY OCEAN TELEGRAPH, London, December 19. The delegation from British America have agieed upon the basis of a bill for the confedera tion of tbe British Provinces in North Americ u The perfected hill will be sent to tbe British Par liament for confirmation. Liverpool, December 19. The ship “Favorile,” from San Francisco Au gust Ssth, arrived to-day. London, December 13. It is reported that General Prim, who bas kept himself a-'-ay from the country since his attempt at revolution, last winter, has returned to Spam, having received a pardon from tbe Queen. FRANCE. Pants, December 19—Noon, The reorganization of the French army la very The people cannot seethe nccc-git> of on immense army while the nation is at peaci Paeib, December 15—1 p. ra. It h expected that ibe Emperor will attend the fatcv.cll dinner to SHniater Bigelow to-day. Paius, W ednesday, December 19—p. m. it is repotted In semi-official quarters that Mar* -Lai Bar.alnc has opened or attempted to open ne o;ia.loaa with the United States Government in >s.r-:cnccto the establishment of a new Govern ment in Mexico after the withdrawal of the Frenen tioops. Paris, Bee ‘tuber 19. HiU morning a party of Hanoverians, number •ns about thirty, were arrested in Hamburg, while i-r.dcaxcrlng to evade serving in the Prussian unity. 1 bey were on the point of embarking for America on board of a steamer. Pants, December 10. A telegram from Berlin states that the Federal aitny will be under the command of Prussia. races la. Berlin, December 10—1 p. m. A number of Prussian ofliccrsato about starting fur America to examine oar navy yards. JtAaißcr.o..Ueccmbcr 19—p. m. A new Government steamship line Is forming to run between here and New York under Govern* meut patronage. Berlin, December 10. The German Parliament wltl be almost unani mously vote! for throughout Germany. Beaux. Wednesday, December 19—p. m. Count Von Bismark has resigned the Presiden cy of the Conference. IT ALT. Bone, December 18. Cardinal Antoncili’s explanation of the Pope's expression relative to tbo United Slates, is that Ins Holiness believes it would bo better for Can ada to fall Into the hands of tbo United Slates to be subjugated by the Fenians. Minister King has accepted the explanation. Florence, Wednesday, December 10—p. m. The report is current here that Maximilian is detained In Mexico in consequence of it having become known to the Austrian Government tba*. the Austrian army wish him to become Immcdi alely the successor of Francis Joseph. AV6TRIA. Vienna. December 10. Tbc Diet ha? decided to recommend a plan ol .'Cpanrtc adminis'raUon. lalcM Kori’lsu Markets. LmmrooL, December 19—Noon. Cotton optns very active ami excited; advanced to tlfcd for middling upland. London, December 19— Noon. Consuls, 99)*; American tecurillot opened firm 5-y/s. TlJi; Eric, IT*; IllinolsCcntral. Liverpool. Wrdmsdsy, December 19—p. m. The cotton market baa l>rcn very active to-day, and closes Hi uat tbc advance ot Kd noted at noon. The sales sum up fully 00,000 bales. The bremlstnOta aad provisions markets arc quiet and uncbanccd. London. Wednesday, December 19—p. m. Consols dote ai S9H for money. Tbo market for Aißi-ncau securities closes steady. The latest official figures arc as follows: United States S-.'tTa, Tljf Erie, 43; Illinois Central, T7\. Fbanktobt, December 19. United States WJ's are quoted at 15)4. Antwzkp. December 19. Tbc market for petroleum is firm at 54 FROM ffASUIXGTON. (Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune. Washington, December 19. napoleon's nm/r to mk. sewaud. It appears that the French Emperor scot a very thort aud decisive telegram to Count Montholon immediately after the receipt of Mr. Seward's $3,000 defpatch, protestti g against the evident at* ‘tempt of Mr. Seward to force more hasty action In withdrawing hts troDps. It was nearly in these words: “If the United States insists upon forcing mattera In the wltndrawal of oar troops, France can hot consnlt her honor in this connection.'* There is the beet authority for the statement that the project of engaging in a foicign war, as a means of saving the Administration, was discussed at length iu the Cabinet meeting about the time Mr. Seward sent hts long despatch. rATM ASTER GENERAL'S HE PORT. The anneal report ol toe Paymaster General, which is an exceedingly interesting document, hasjnst been given to the press. Tbe disburse ments for the year arc shown to have covered $259,874,317, much tbe greater portion having been applied In final payments to disbanded vol unteers. Two hundred and twenty thousand of these have been paid since the date of General Brice's report, October 31st, ISCS. Daring the last twelvemonths two hundred and twenty thousand discharged troops were paid, making a total of one million and twenty thousand officers and men paid or discharged by the Department since the cessa tion of hostilities, more than nine-tenths i of which were paid dating the last fiscal year. I The ordinary bi monthly payment to troops in service, regulars and volunteers, have, during tbe year, amounted to $30,950,003, besides the flual pay lo discharged troops, and the current pay ments to troops In actoal service. Tbe claims for backpay and bounties, and extra pay to officers and men, which coaid not be fully settled on the rolls at the time of murterloe oat, or have since been created by new enactments, have demanded and received tbe unromlttcd attention of tbe Division of Deferred Claims attached to be Perm aster General's office. The returns (of I this Division show that dating the fiscal ycarjthcre were received 56,675 Individual claims, of which ; 31,447 were approved and paid, and 13,189 re- j turned disallowed, leaving on band not yet exam-} ined, 11,SIS- General Brice states that at the date i of his report, October fifth, iB6O, no payment of; the extra bounty, provided by tbe law of July 1 l ssth, 1606, bad been made. Tbe only record in I existence by which the willdity of bounty claims nnder this law can be tested and ascertained, consists of the muster and pay rolla of the respective organizations to which claimants belonged, and which alone of the public records show their several histories as to service, pay, bounty, &c. Of these rolls there is but one copy for each period in the archives of the Government. The experiences of the past year in the frequent handling, unfolding and re- VOL. XX. folding In the work of examination of Individual claims, demonstrates that the rolls could notmnch longer resist the wear and tear of successive ex aminations; that already much worn and de faced, they would be reduced to illegible shreds before a title of the cases arising under Ibis law could be dhpoaod of if taken np separately In regard to the classifications of claims by regiments, battalions or other separate organisations as provided for by regulations Is sued by the War Department. The Paymaster General i-ays such would be the case even If the safely ol the records were not a consideration to be regarded. The classification is now In rapid daily progress as the applications are received, such be ing n gietered anil filed; but though this prelim inary classification, enabling all claims pertaining to any one roll to oe disposed of at one examina tion. imposes unfavorable delay at the outset, it will undoahrcdlybe the means of hastening the ultimate payment by State, rcgimentaiidcompany to which the claim belongs, and even Ibis pi dim!nary labor Is a huge one, the daily arrival of applications being counted by bundled*, each requiring a registry as above. e v ell as a separate letter of acknowledgment. From these ttalcmi Us it in obviously apparent ibet payments in any coneidcrable numoer of cases cannot begin till the six months’ limitation ot the regulations nos passed. At the date of the General's last report there re mained in service two hundred and ten additional Paymasters, for volunteer payments. These have been ndneed to finy-elgh*. Id closing hie rcpoil, the Paymaster General rays: “1 am be able to renew the very favorable statement with which I clo?cd my re- port cflait|ycar. Afler further large] disburse ments, and the closing of the accounts of the o'h'T one hundred and fifty-two Paymasters dis charged, I am enabled to reiterate ibe unprecedented result, that since July, 16CJ, In the expenditure of tI.OS3,OtiO,UUO dis bursed by this Department in ruinate sums, and hunounded by difilculiles and hazards, the total cost to the Government la expenses and losses of every character cannot in the worst possible event exceed three-fourths of one per cent, and Ip this c.-llmatc I inc ude the large loss of Paymaster’s dcpo?it br the fraudulent bank in this city. That bach, however, being on authorized designated depository of the Treasury, whatever may have been the delinquency of individual Paymaster#, the responsibly for it close can in no just sense attach to this Departmed'.” UESOTALS FUOfC OFFICE. The extent to which the President exercised the power of removal from ofllce during the vacation, lor political purposes, is very faintly compre hended by the country at large. Many new ap pointments were published when made, but some lime in September correspondent* here were de mod the privilege of ee-ing the list of dally re- XLOvale. Tills order of denial was issued because of ihc sharp criticism evinced by the President’s action. Bence, thereafter comparatively few removals and appointments cot into the news papers. Thu work of the Executive in the Internal Revenue oQicc Is shown by a list of persona recently appointed in this branch of scivice. From this it appears that during the summer vacation of Congress, thet is from July lib I,I£GC, to December Ist, IS-Kl, ■bcie were appointed to dll vacancies, mostly made by removals for non-agreement with the rrcfidcnt’s policy, 214 Assessors and Collectors, oi w Inch all but eleven were lor the loyal Slates. The whole number of Internal Revenue officers in the country is but -ISO, and it thus appears that nearly ball ol them were tamed oat during these four months. __ The whole number in the loya. “latcs and Territories Is CSI, of whom 201 were removed or forced Into re signation in this period. Tbe removals were heaviest in the Central and Western States. The number made tn Augnei was eighty-nine, in Sep tember sixty-eight, and in November, after tnc elections, bat twelve. The manner tn which the President gave np his mind to the business is shown by tbe fact tbat in six days he removed eight per day, in three days nine per day, whin* one day he beheaded twelve, and another day thliteen. During the week from August 2fltb to 25th, inclusive, he found time to remove exactly thiny-sir Radicals, and then after a Sabbath day's reft be continued the work by removing fonr.ocn more on the following Monday. The appoint menus in New England during these four months, were bnt fourteen; tbe number !□ New York was twenty-one, ont of an aggregate iu the State of tlxiy-iour; in Pennsylvania thirty-four ont of forty-eight; in Ohio twen’y-two out of thirty eight ;in Indiana fourteen out ot twenty-two; in Illinois sixteen out of twenty-six; in Michigan ten ont oftwelvc ; in lowa nine out of twelve; In Wisconsin cine out oftwelvc; in Missouri leu ont of twelve; in Minnesota three out of four, and so on. rnt jotiksoj? rr.oscnimoN. The debate id the House to-day brought oat & fuel of which there ha. B been considerable talk in pilvßtefor some time, it appears that during tbc recent campaign the Secretary of the Navy Issued an eider for the discharge of ail men In tbc navy yaids that did not indorse the President's policy, and ilr. O'Neil said this afternoon that this order was faithfully executed. In (ho Phila delphia Navy Yard, a board of three high naval officer* was constituted a giaud inquisition Court of Inquiry, the political faith ol every man vva« ascertained, an official report was made to the Department, and a large number ot worthy and capable men, some of whom had served dutiug the war, were removed as being Kcpublicans. ITEM or ENEENDITEtIE STRICKEN OLT. The Umper of the Douse toward Secretary Me- Cnllodr tas thown to-day daring the debate upon the Legislative Appropilanon Hill, when tbc item, giving him one bundled thousand dodars to di vide, nt his orva discretion, among the clerks of bis Dei artment, as he did last year and the year before, as well as tbc Item giving him power to employ and clasdly additional clerks to the amount of $5(1,0111 annually, was stricken out by a vote of mote than four In one. the pardon nrsixtss— c. o. d. In the debase to-day upon dipmuiglhe Presi dent of n pardon clerk. Mr. Scofield, ot Pennsyl- vania, stated that it information which he deemed reliable was conect, paidons have been senlSonth by Adams Express, each addressed and marked on the outside “C. O. l>.. £&o.'’ the rnrauiEaTs impeachment. The feeling in favor of an impeachment grows stronger every day. In the jnmng debate upon removals from ofilccto-day, Mr. Bingham, ot Ohio, tuid M iy pointedly, (bat if, upon investigation, it should appear that the President had removed comoctcnt and faithlul men -to secure his own corrupt and personal ends, U wonld constitute a high crime and misdemeanor, within the meaning of the Constitution, aud the members of the House were bound by their oaths to take action la tbc matter. WHICH IS TUE GREATEST MAX. Voting Is going on at tbc Masonic Fair here to determine which Is the greatest man, Robert Dee, l.mcoln, or Grant. The first night 7-ec had niuc to one against the others, and last night there was great excitement over tbc matter, Lee's friends keeping him ahead. TOE NEBRASKA BOX. The ?enalc was In session till after six o'clock this evening, having been occupied with tbo No bi asks Bill for over five hours. The lasi two hours were mainly occupied hy the radical op ponents of tbc bill in preventing a vote, and its filcnda were finally obliged to con cot toon ad journment without reaching a conclusion. They hope to get a vote to-morrow. The bill will fail ol getting a two-tbirds vole. ArmorniATiox hefcsed. Tbc House to day refused to make any appro pi itttlou to enable Mr. Dcltnar, Chief of the Bureau of Slat istlcs, to fit up his office. the cunnENCY quEsnox. Ihc S'ar of this evening says do proposition to Increase the volume of the cnrroccy will be seriously entertained in Congress. The ideals utterly repudiated by ail the leading members. Ihc story to that ettect, telegraphed North, seems to have been started in the interest of the ilock Jobbers, and bad the dcshedellcct on the New York market. I TDS riIESIDEJfT SCfTAIW TTIS NOOTU CAHOLTSA I Aimiocmcs. WasnixoTov. December 19.—The North Caro lina Commissioners had a long interview with President Johnson to-day, who communicated to them his decision, both m regard to the order of General Sickles, and to tbc interference of tbc »fficcrs of the Frvcdmtn’s Bureau in annulling articles of Indenture m the numerous cases where colored children bad been bound out On both points the President decided that the officers were in error In interfering. Secretary Stanton has issued instructions to General Sickles, direct ing him to revoke his orders prohibiting the exe cution ol judicial decrees indicting corporeal pun ishment. These instructions were delivered to Governor Wotlb. to be oanded to General Sickles. General Howard also issued and delivered to Gov- I croor Worth ciders to bis subordinate officers to I cease cvety interference with tne laws of North I Carolina when they bear equally upon the whiles and blacks. General Unfitri explained fully to General Howaid the character of the law binding out children. If orphans arc without any prop erty for their support, they arc bound out by or der of tbc Court; bnt children having parents living cannot I* apprenticed except by the parents I themselves. With this explanation. General How- I ard did not hesitate to Issnc the order desired. I the North Caroliua Commissioners left this even- I mg lor home. jsrr. DAvifi' counsel. Judge Black, cf r*cnfyivania, and Charles O'Connor, of New York. an* here, the latter bar* ing arrived la?’ night. Mr. O'Connor Is here look* Inc alter the interests ot JcIT. Davis, and was to* daj in consultation with Judge Clack in reference to the case. »f cnooL for the Indian*. Rev. A. Wright, post chaplain at Fort Laramie, Cacotah Territory, has obtained leave of absence •or four mot ths, and has arrived here. He comes North tor the pmpcsv of obtaining means to es tablish schools among the Indians of the West. CC9TOX RECEIPTS. Receipts from customs lor the week ending De cember 15th, were as follows: , New York. tfil.tKO; lk>«ton, $409,000; PhDadel phi, *UO,SS3s Baltimore,-.fc*s.sK; Portland, r52,42T; miscellaneous sTli t ltO. Total, S2,S3t‘,SJL COED IN TUE TREASURY. The Treasury to-day bolds gold to the amount of f»s&5,000, of which gISttOV'OU la held on cold certificates. DENIAL. The statement that the District of Columbia Postage Bill ha? been considered 121 1116 Cabinet meeting, |g ni.foncdcd. TUE WOOL-GKOWINO XNTEHE’T. Washington, December 19.—A large delega tion of wool-growers hud a protracted Interview with Secretary McCulloch to-dav. and It is under stood he and Commlsgioner Wells both opposed ar y additional dnty on wool. The wool-growers i assured the Secretary that unless something was I <tore to protect th<m against the present unjust tariD, they would be obliged to give np business. I bill oflastsession is all the protection they require. xissomi AFFAIRS. A ITnald Washington special says : “It has transpired that General Grant's visit to St. locals Is occasion* d by the ihruatetiog condition of political asairs in Missouri. General Sherman ttcirg absent, the presence ot a prominent officer becomes necessary. General Grant is making sneb a disposition of United Stales forces as will preclude the pouibillty of tty successful out break.” OVESTURES FROX SOUTH CAROLINA. The South Carolina Legislature hare deputed a commlUeclfrom that body to proceed to Washing ton to confer with leading Republicans of both homes and ascertain whether, in case they adopt the CoDsUtutionaPAmcndment, they mil admit representatives. One of the committee reached beielo-day. CTNTL ATFBOBIATIOX Uttt.. The following are Items in the bill making ap-‘ pronrlalious for tbc Legislative, Executive and Judicial Departments of tne Government: For compensation and mileage of Senators $414,000.00 For compensation of officers and em ployes of the Senate 03,704.0 s For contingent expenses of Senate... 551,337.U0 For compensation and mileage of Douse of Representatives 1,100,000.00 For clerks and employes of House of Representatives 131,001.91 For contingent expenses, House of Representatives BTLIGS 00 For public piloting establishment... 1,653,715.10 For Court easloualJibrafy and botan ical garden 40,599.90 For expenses of Court of Claims.... 4,339.90 For payment ot judgments. Court of Claims 1,000,000.00 For salary of President and expenses of Executive office 50,8X1.00 For salary of Secretary of state and employes In State Department 65,833.00 Incidental expenses, State Deport- merit 61,320.00 For salary Secretary or treasury and officers and employes Treasury Do* ponment 2,9t1,960.C0 For salaries and expenses of collec tors, assessors, and other officers of Internal revenue 6,000,000.00 For contingent expenses of Treasury Department 569,200.00 For salary of Secretary. officers and employes of Interior Department.. 570,000.09 For cuulrgent expeuaca Interior De partment, surveying lands,&c.... 126,235.09 For expenses ol the Supreme and District Courts of lire Dulled Slates 1,300,000.00 For salary of Secretary of War, and officers and employes ot War De partment For contingent expenses, War De partment 197,410.00 ForsalatyofSecreUtiy of the Navy, and officers and employes of tu«: . Navy Department Fer contingent expense* Navy De pertinent 40.302.00 For salary Postmaster General, and offictrs and employes of Post Office Department 815,330.00 For contingent expenses Post Office Department 5C.000.00 Foi eal.rlea and expenses in Agricul tural Department 190,620.00 For cxtkius* of tnu ailnl and branches - 65,623.23 For salaries^and expenses Assistant Treasury Depositories, Ac CCS,tOS.OO For capenes Itriiloml Govern- meat* For office of Attorney General. For salaries and expenses Justices of Uie supreme Conn 55,500.00 For Dieulct Judges, Attorneys and jlanhali l For un der acta of Congress 2,550.000.00 Koi public LullUingF and grounds.... -iS,'.«CS.OU For Mktropo.ltau Police QjS,SSO.OO MAItTUiNp. # It Is understood that the lion. Francis Thomas has prepared a MU. guaranteeing a Republican form ot go\eminem hi Maryland, which be will soon introduce mthe Bouse. Tne object of the rtcoL6tn.ctlon Is to pretest the southern portion from derating a preponderating imlococe over the western ps*t of the >tate. KAVOUABLt itrpoirr. Decern her 19.—rte Senate Com mittee on Forelcn A flairs will repm I favorably on the appol’iimcol of Mr. Botlinun os Secretory of l egation to Pails. nUEECU-IXUDINO afSKETS. Tberepo’iof the Board appointed to examine breech-loading arms is publt-bcd. The conclu sions arc that all arms ia the eeivice should he lilted lor the same cartndec, and tbat Colonel Berdan's plan or operation should bo adopted, 'fl.iywcit unable to recotumcunauyofthe breech] lotcere, presented for examination. Too Spencer macaxinc carbine ia recommended as ine best cavalry arm. THE TEST OATH. Washington. December 19.—1 t is authentically s-tab-d that the Snpreme Court has agreed upon a decision ia the test o«tb cases, and that Judge Grier, who Is assigned to deliver tbe decision. Is new engaged In the preparation of the opinion of the majoiityof the Court. From tbe tact that Juege Uiter Is selected to deliver the opinion. It is inferred that the Conn baa decided teat the lest oath Is unconstitutional, atlcast so far as it aitects lawyers. troops rnu soctuern states. It is said tbat an crort wilt he made in the Douse to regulate by law the assignment of a cer tain number of troops to each of toe Southern States. atOVEXEKT TO PROHIBIT THE IMZIorLATtON OF CiiixEsn. A resolution offered this morning by Mr. Wil liams, of Origon, to prohibit Uie immigration of Cbl- esc into this country, produced much sur prise in tbe Senate chamber, as onrs la styled tbeasvlumof all rations. Tbe resolution was re lemd to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. A SENSATION. There is a sensation here In reference to rumors ol a Congressional investigation into certain chuigcs against a United Slates Senator of having been influenced by pecuniary considerations to use ble Interest for tbe appointment of a person to a first-class position in tbe Revenue Department in New York. CHARGES AOAIKST THE 2UESISEXT New York, December lU.—A Washington ?pt chit says: It is now understood that a move* neM Is on foot to prepare charges and specifica tion against President Johnson. m TSIUUTOIUAL PROJECT will. It is believed, bo postponed until next Cod* giess, when the Radical Scnalots.wil! bu In strone er force. It is feared the project would fail In the present Senate. TUE NEBRASKA HILL will pas?. Lot a veto will be laud, as It cannot eel I the requisite two-ibirds vote. COSUHESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. Washington, December 10. SENATE. Mr. HARRIS, (bom tbc Judiciary Committee, reported, whh an amendment, the Uon»e bill rd* alive to the time or the meeting of Congress. 'J be joint resolution sn.-penaing the publication ol tbo volumccr army register was taken up and recommended to the Military Comml tec. Mr. FI>«*F.NbEN presented a peiitlonof rail* road presidents, asking a reduction of the duty on railroad iron and steel. Mr. I.USb, 01 Kansas, offered tbo following Joint resolution relating to the government of tbo States lately in rebellion: WiiEiiKAf, the amendment of the Constitution of tbe I nited States proposed at me dret session of the Thirty-ninth '.ocgicss, known as Article lllh, and submitted to >bc several States for their acceptance or rejection, not having been accepted by tbcStates.andce: tain sections of country lately inicbcllioL being thereby in dancer of tailing into a slate of anarchy by reason of their bavins no legitimate government; be It therefore JlttUctd, ou the cud of Jlrpre»tn talu<«rj :hr VniUd iVuVs, In Congrtt»asstmhUd % That tbe Joint Committee on Ueconstrnction be directed to inquire P to tbe expediency of estab lishing'such regulations for the government of sr.cb districts In rebellion against tbe United Str.tcs, as shall have rclascd, or sball hercafterjre tufc, to accept said amendment, as may be found necessary for the promotion of peace and protec tion of citixcns. and tbe Interests of tbe Govern ment in these districts. Tbe resolution was laid on the table, and or dered to be printed. On motion of Mr. WILSON, the Secretary of tbe Interior was requested to communicate what amount of goods for tbo Indian Bureau bad been purchased in open market since tbo Ist of Janu ary laiu giving details, Ac. Mr. FOM£KOY Introduced a hill to equalize the value of currency. On motion of Mr. WILLIAMS, the Committee' or. Foreign Bclatlons were Instructed to inquire into the expediency of prohibiting tbo immigra tion or imspuitaiion of Chinese Into the United Slates. The bill for the admission of Nebraska wa taken np. The pending question was on the amendment of Mr. Cowan, providing as a condi lion that tbe citizens of Nebraska should never claim tbo right to leave the Union. Mr. HOWAKD.of Mich.,argued that the require ments of tbe enabling act bad been complied with, and at this critical time tbe admission of these 1 enltorlcs—Colorado and Nebraska—should not be made the subject of these obstructions proposed by Senators. The conferring suf frage upon U>c negro as a fundamental Condition to the admission of Nebraska was a dan gciom* precedent. Congress bad the right to im pose conditions, bnt they shoo'd be conditions precedent made before tbe Territory entered the Union. It was competent for Nebraska, at any lime after admission, to annul this provision; that being one ol tbe reserved rights cf Slate?, lie bopta and expected to see the time when equal lights would be given to the blanks. lie thought nothing else would bring peace to tbe lately rebellions States. * ilr. RKOVVN,orillßSonri, asked whtthcr, as enmirglhat the Stales had the exclusive contro. of the question ortho right of franchise, the Sea* ator held that in case a State should de-troy the republican lona of government, (he United elates had not the tight to guarantee and protect that republican rottn of government in the State? Sir. lIOWAKD said that question did not pro* sent itself cow; when U did, he would apply the remedy provided by the Constitution, lie would say to the Senator that he did not believe that a denial bv‘anv state to allow the negro to vote,snch a departure'from the principles of a republican form of government as to authorize Congress to interfere with it. It had been alleged by the Sen* alor item Ohio (Sherman) that Congress had agreed to readmit the States lately rebellion npon the adoption by them of the Constitutions! Amend* ment. He tods the occasion to contradict it. Mr. NORTON, of Minn., asked whether the Senator had not, on a former occasion, used this very argument which ho now contradicts? Mr. HOWARD said the Senator was misin formed. Congress had not agreed to admit tho*e States on that ratification. leaving open the ques tion whether three- fourths of the States would ratify those amendments. He read from a report of the Reconstruction Committee to show that I when these amendments had become a 1 part of the Constitution then those States should be admitted. This hill containing this proposition had not, however, passed the Senate. He denied tbal the Republi can party was actuated by natty feeling In tkvor- Inc tne admission of those Territories. He would say, however, that he did desire their admission, because itadded strength to his party In Congress, for the interests of the country required it. Mr. Howard spoke In strong terms of the President s acts and speeches, where he bad denounced Congress, and said It was time Congress should lortifv itself against his wanton and pro miscuous use of the veto power; tor It was ohvi* one no legislation ronld take place without a two-thirds vole was secured. In this view, he thought it hi* dnty to defeat the absolutism of the Executive. The Secretary of Slate hau prophesied thePicsldent would triumph, and tne organ of tbc President bad th:».cd rcvoluUon.BHe was none he intimidated by the threats of the one, or lie prophesies of the otter. Sir. JOHNSON iMd.) understood the amend ment to place the admission of Nebraska upon two grounds. First, that new Slates could be ad mitted, and second, that Congress should gusran leo a republican form of government, i here were tinesuons to he considered bejond the political questions oil the day. Mr. Johnson referred to the dlfitrcnccs between the States which formed the Federal Constitution, on tne Question of eqnal representation in this body. The maritime States thought they would be IroperilKd if they were not pro tected by limiting the representation of future ap plicants for admission, pome ofthe States sought to avoid this by proposing that at no time should any State be admitted with a greater representa tion than the maritime States. The Southern rep resentatives—especially Mr. Madison—thought this inconsistent with Che princlpletbat the'Mates should be equal in representation In the Senate and House, and that snch a limited rule would make them unequal. It was voted down; but ihe danger was sflll apparent, •that danger was now npon than. He thought it | wrong to admit these States until the necessity be- , , came apparent. To give such State* t<vo jM-nv ! l™%SEn SUM with a population of J.0C0.000 had romoic, would seem to be very unwise. He dontted if there were more than SU,U» popuUtion In Neh»aska. Uetbonght tl nnllkely the Sonta would ever again attempt to break from the Union, bnt the great West would Id time, numer ically outnumber the East How long would u be before they would gtt dissatisfied, and endeavor to sever the connection. How long before It • onld be said by some wiser than thoee who framed the Constitution, that those CHICAGO. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 20, 1866. Slates were not Republican In form! The West would Eomo time say It would cot lire nailer such a Government. The Senator from Massactmsjlu, (Mr. Sumner) had said that the rights of these people were not safe under a Territorial Govern ment, and yet he proposed to keep ten States under Territorial Government Referring to Hr. Howard's remarks about tne President, he said he was unable to see what that had to do with this question. Both Senators from Ohio, and others, had well said that Congress bad pledged itself to the admission of the Southern Stales upon the adoption of the Con stitutional Amendment. Leading members of the Bouse held the same doctrine. He presumed the Senator ft om Michigan, aim others would say they tad voted far those amendments for the purpose of keeping them out. Ue desired also to remind the Senator thst ihe amendment proposed by the Sen ator from Missouri (Brown) provided that this condition was to be not only a condition prece dent, but a condition to be kept mvioiate for all time to come. He asked If <vhen Nebraskabecame more populous, and chose to throw that condition out of its Constitution, if there were any power to expel her two Senators? They bad no power to impose conditions on Nebraska, be said. It bad been recogullcd as a maxim that these States must be equal. Before the Constitution was adopted. Slates were equal, and they icscived that equality, and all powers they old not delegate to the General Government they reserved to tncmsdves. and none of these could be taken away. In answer to the claim that this condition was necessary to constitute a repub lican loim of government, he eald not one ot the original Slates had included this provision ; some of them even imposed a property qoall ficailon. Nut even the Committee Ot Flf- teen bad attempted lo question the rights of States to settle their own suffrage. He commended to the attention of the Senate the bill introduced to-day by the Senator from Oregon* (William?), to prevent the Hooding of California by Chinese immigration. Was the Government ofOaUluriia repnulican m form! Did the Consti tution give to congress the tight to Interfere with a' yof the iiebts ot the States! No Constitution could loi g endure that gave such power to a Con gress over a state. He ttnated the United Stales would live forever, and believed that it would, unless the States, exercising lire rights Of revolu tion, should be driven by tyranny to raise the standard of rebellion. Hr. WILSON iMass.) moved an amendment providing that the Legislature should have the right to decide the question of suffrage; where upon it should become a part of the law of the state, and the State should be admitted. Mr. Wilson said the West was the child of the East, 1,075,1C0.00 150.156.00 and the latter had ro Jealousy oi her. Last session it was onccilain what ttonld be (be Issue of the political contest, and he then voted for the admis sion of Colorado; for he felt It was Impmtant her vote should be on the side of freedom: bat the country had de cided against tto President, and the necessity for tent veto no longer exi-tec. The Rcpnollcan party bad now a two-thirds majority. He be lieved it was proper to impose the condition Uc n:opu:ed. Ina tew days the Legislature could vote oil question, and in a Utile while Ulo representatives CT nld be Ucre. He bellcrcd that ueforc the 4th of March tbeCons-."l!2I:i! Amend- 822,000.00 40,000.00 172,550.00 tnetit would be adopted. He also believed it was a duty to take the government of the States oat of the bance of rebels and give it to loyal men. Hts amendment, be said, was copied from the Mis souri bill ol 1321. By tbc suggestion of Mr. WILLIAMS, of Ore gon, the amendment wae modified to include the words “cxclndinelndlans not taxed.” M r. Dool.ll ILE, of Wis., inonlred whether the Senator understood that the faith of ihc naUju wa- pledged to the admission of the Southern Slates on their adoption of Ihc Constitutional Amendment. Mr. WII.SON said be voted for Tennessee be came she was fitted to come in; out denied tint Congress bad made any pledges. He said he would go to the utmost verge' of constitutional power in hiri.-ting that these people must resncct life, liberty ard property, and bo thought the only way <o secure that was lo give the ballot to nll men. The rebels had no right to hold those Governments, and bo thought tt the

duty of the General Government to take them from their hands. Mr. DOOLITTLE said the fact that Con cress had snnmit td the amendment for those States lo vote on was an acknowledgment that they were Mn'r*, and hul valid legislatures. Mr. FESSENDEN, of Maine, said he wanted Jhis unhappy controversy ended: but he would not yield the guarantees already Insisted on. sud perhaps such others as may be found necessary. Mr. DOOJITTLE ask'd whether Congress nad not, by submitting tbc amendment for ratification, assumed that those States bad power to ratify ? Mr. FESSENDEN said that Congress had mere ly provided that it should be submitted lo the bhite? without saying what were States. Mr. DOOLITTLE, said it was submitted on tbc Implied admission that the Southern Stales were .chare representation as soon as tbev adopted it. The Reconstruction Committee bad commit- milled themselves to this doctrine, and Senators must take one ground or the other. Either they had State Governments, or they had not. A motion to adjourn was lost. Mr. HENDHKfKS (hid.) explained wherein the amendment ottered by the Senator from Massa- chusetts (M ILonlhaveduTcn'd from the provision in the Missouri bill, and argued a Legislature could not chance a measure which coulu only be acud on by the people. Mr. Cowan's amendment was lost - Various motions to adjourn were also voted down, Messn&UMNGR, BUCKALEW, and others de bited a postpouement and time to consider a measure scttmgfoith such an Important precedent. Mr. KIRKWOOD, of lowa, called the Senator from Massachusetts (Sumner) to account for call ing disloyal a provi.-ton which was also contatuci lu riie Oirrlltclion of lowa. Mr. SUMN KK said be bad not referred to lowa, but hu reiterated, the proposed Constitution wai (lisgracelul. After further dUcuaelon and vari ous motions Mr. -FESSENDEN called attention to the small number present of the advocates of the bill, and on motion Iho Senate adjourned. Mr. JIcKEE Introduced a bill requesting the Jnuidaiy Committee to inquire Into the expedien cy ol iccrea In.’ Ibc salary of (be of the Lnitcd Circuit Coart of Kentucky. Re ferred to the Jmliclary Committee, ilr. I'IIEI-PS inlioduccd a resolution, was agreed to, Instructing the Committee or Ways end Means to inquire Into the expediency of aroendfnr itie internal rcrenne laws eo as to dls pcD&c with fates on gross receipts. Mr. INGBUSOIX Introduced a resolution di icctlng the Committee on Indian Ana Ira to exam* Ine i;to bills for certain rood?, wares, Ac., Tor the Indiana, and ascertain whether the contract was awarded to the lowest bidder. Objection being made, the resolution was laid over. Mr- UPSON (Michigan) introdaced a bill sup plementary tu on act increasing the pensions ot Revolutionary pensioners, approved April 1, IsOd. Kefcncd to Inc Commlitec on Pensions. Mr, MAYNARD (a'eno.) rose to a personal ex planation, and corrected the statement mate a day or two ago to the effect that a rourg man aimed Nelson, of Tennessee, had been indicted for homicide in North Carolina, while he was on a raid with General Stoncman, and that the Governor of North Carolina had de mat ded the body ot Nelson from the Govcrnorof Tennessee. He (Mr. Maynard) had been in formed by the Govcrnorof North Carolina that he bad rover mate anysuch demand. The Informa tion had been obtained Irom Governor Brownlow aud from Captain Nelson hlmsoif. Mr. WENTWOKTII introduced a rcsolnilon. which was aero d to, calling on the President for all information In his pos-esslon relative to Goo. si. Ledger Grenfell, who was charged with com plicity fn the attempt to release prisoners from camp Douglas. . „ Mr. DItIGGS, from the Committee on Pablic lands, reported back a bill amendatory of the act approved Match 3,15C3, granting lands to the S'atc of Kansu? for the construction of a railroad and telegraph line. Alter discussion, It was re committed. Mr. UOl-MES, from the same committee, re ported a bill amendatory of section seco-d of the act ;o authorize the Legislatures of Illinois, Kansas and Aikansas to sell lacds heretofore do nated tor school purposes. The amendment al lows a lease of mineral lands for fifteen years. It was passed. _ . „ .Mr. McKCER, from the Committee on Pablic Land*, reported against bill- concerning public lands In Nevada; concerning certain lands grant ed to Nevada: to relinquish title to the town of >nnta Cruz. California; to encourage the con struction of a telegraph lino between California and Idaho; all of which were tabled. The innate amendments to the Deficiency Bill were concurred In. .. _ The resolution to pay mileage to Messrs. Daw kins, Stukcs and Arucll, mctnb ss from Tonnes* see. for the last session, was referred. The CommUtcc on Public lnnds were Instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the homestead act so as to require from settlers an oath that he has not homo arms against the United Stales. _ , , Mr. IMiEKSOLL again offered a resolution for Inquiry Into the awards of eeitaln contracts for goods for delivery to Indians, and it was House. In Committee of the Whole, then cousidctcd the Legislative. Executive and Jodi* cial Appropriation HUI. The Clerk proceeded to read Uie bill from the point where he left off yes terday, viz: the paragraph appropriating fiS,SUO for compcrsnlon to the Private Secretary, Assis tant Sccretarr, short-hand writer, clerk of par dons. three clerks of the fourth class, steward and messenger of the President. A . _ . Mr. GUINN ELL moved to airikeont the Clerk of Pardons. The Eonse having failed to obtain a Met of pardons, he thongbt the services of that clerk might very well do dispensed with here a%Tr. WENTWORTH, of 111., was opposed to the motion to strike out. The House had called upon the President ror a list of the paraons already granted, and of course It would he impos sible for him to make it out with hie own bands. I Laughter.) Ec had seen It ac* nounccdln some of the Southern papers that the L**"Hature of Florida, the Legislature of traitors there, bad gone to the Dry Tarturas and had been investigating Into claims of prisoners there for Jiardons, and bad taken np the case of a notorious ra( jcr it, tre attempt to bora Chicago, made some time ago, ana decided that his conviction had been obtained by perjured witnesses, etc. Everybody knew that there bad been a conspiracy to liberate the prisoners In Camp Douglas just bteore the elections of that vear, and to take possess.on of the polls and then bum the city of Chicago. One of the men convicted ot participation In that con spiracy tad killed himself, the other bad been sant totheDiv rortngas.and now the President was besought lo pardon him. Mr. Wentworth did not v ant the pardon clerk dismissed oral he should have obtained a report on this one case at least, {laughter.] Mr SCOFIELD saldhe had been tolddorlng the last season that npon each pardon sent South there was a charge of 5300. , . ... Ur. WARD, of New York, remarked that It was to say that he had also been informed by a gentleman who had been liv ing in the South, that a great many pardons had been sent to them there by tic Adams Express, each one marked **C. O. D.—S3f*o, and that the money tad been collected and sent North. Ec did not himself assert that the statement was true, because he did not know it to be so. hut tt U was true, he supposed the money had been received by the pardon agents, and tf t-ey were so well paid he thought the pardon clerk ought certainly to ho dealt with libetally. I Laughter.] The amendment was BENJAMIN, of Missouri, moved an amend ment to the bill that no Assessor or Collector shall be entitled to any portion of the salary pertaining to the office until bo be confirmed by the Scnito. Mr. CUANLEH, of New York, thought the eaect of the amendment would be lo force Collectors and Assessors to compensate thcm*elves. The In terna! Revenue Department was already conceded by cverv one to be most corrupt, and snch legisla tion as ihi* would merely odd another Incentive to continue and cx-eud the corruption, if tne amendment was designed lo serve the ends or personal or patty vengeance, why did not Ha mends say so. If they intend persecution by law, whv not proclaim the Ittsmlm. If not aoln-- tended, wua: need was there of sneb legislation. The Douse had appointed a committee to investi gate the administration of the Internal Revenue Department, and be thongbt they ought to await the report o: the committee before taking “V °*Jlr. a BINCHAM proppsedjto amend the amend ment by adding, 14 Except In cases ol commis sion? to fill vacancies which may happen, by death or resignation, during the recess of the benate." Ee thought It Important tbit tola amendment should he adoptcd,Tn order to guard agalort removals upon personal grounds, or for C °Mr. P I&N'I>ALL asked If President Lincoln dad not, dnitnc the whole term of his Executive power, exercbe that power in the same manner that gentleman now complains of President eon for exorcisms K t Mr. BINGHAM—The gentleman has misunder stood me. I Qualified my remarks by savin? re movals forcorrupt purposes, and when the ten ilcman asks me a question of that sort he as sumes that 1 have decided myself that removals bare been made for corrupt purposes. I have not done so. Mr. RANDALL—It la not for the gentleman from Ohio or any one else to pry into the motives of either President Lincoln or President Johnson, hot I do assert they occoplcd exactly the same position In reference to removals fromoffice; in other woi<js, that Mr. Lincoln during his term oi office removed, in like manner as President John son has removed, persons from ollicc for political purposes, Ido nut assert that President Lincoln oid eo lor corrupt purpose.-, neither do 1 believe President Johnson has done so for such purposes,fand 1 am very glad to hear the gentle man from Ohio quality his statement and say be has not made np bis mind on that point. Mr. BINGHAM—The gentleman misunderstood me, but I Leg leave to notif y the gentleman that we ate charged by the Constitution and oar oaths, in case it cornea before ns, to decide that very question, namely, whether the President cf the emted States has for corrupt personal ends created vacancies In any places hith erto filled in accordance with the pro visions of the Constitution by Joint acts of the President and the Senate, and 1 repeat what 1 said before, that in case the House, upon full in vestigation and inquiry, came to the conclusion that the President, for corrupt personal ends and purposes, bad removed a competent and faithful officer, then the President is guilty of a high crime and misdemeanor within the terms of the Const! ratio*,and the decision of the question iu the first place belongs to the Boose. Hr. RANDAL!.—The gentleman has given me some sort of notice of what he is going to do with the President. I doubt not that the President's acts will stand his investigation: and 1 say to him, the sooner you commence your work end cease threatening the better. [Laughter on the Democratic side.) Mr. BINGHAM—I have not staled what I am going tc do. 1 have only stated why 1 offer on cmeidmenfmaUng this exception. Ur. STEVENS demanded the enforcement of the five minute role. Mr. BENJAMIN withdrew his amendment and offered tbejlollowlng That no Assessor or Collector, not spnolnud to fill a vacancy caused by death or icslgcoUor, shall be entitled to be paid any por tion of the salary pertaining to the office or snch Collector or Assessor unless confirmed by the Senate. Mr. O’NEILL, oi Pennsylvania, made some re marks charging the Secretory of the Navy with permitting a Boarr ofraval officers to sit in jodg menl on the political views of the poor working men in the Philadelphia navy yard. Mr. RANDALL said the Board spoken of was appointed bribe Commodore of tbc yard, a Re publican, and that, as goon as the Navy Depart ment came to know of the order convening the Coutd, it was countermanded. - The Chair then pul the question on Mr. Denja min's amendment, and it was declared adopted. _ After some business of minor importance, tho tiousc adjourned, rolled Staten Truop* Ordered to Lexington- Tronble With the Outiawn in Richmond. Ray County—Attacked by Iligbwnytucu- Brcwery Burned—River Matters. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] All the citizens arrested at Lexington by the militia stationed there, have been released. Two companies of United States Regulars, (tom Fort Leavenworth, came down on an express train toUarrciisburg, yesterday, and lull tor Lex ington at once. , . , A Si. Joseph telegram of yesterday s date, says there l« a rumor in town to-night, saying that a difficulty bad occurred between the militia and outlaws in Richmond, Ray County, and that the militia bad destroyed the town. No particulars arefurmsbtd. Notices are posted up, calling for volunteers for the three-months* militia service. It la proposed to organize one company here. The stoiyabout U e burning of Richmond is to day contradict d. General Grant has referred parties who solicited bis Interference in the Gov ernor's proceedings, to General Hancock. Three travellers, starting for the ferry to take the early train on tbc Ohio & Mississippi Rail load, this morning, were attacked on the levee by highwaymen, but ofierlng vigorous resistance es caped unharmed. The Hamburgh brewery buildings were destroy ed by fire at twelve -o'clock last nighL Los? SJJ.CcO. Insured In bt, Lonia companies foi Fourtnenweie badly injured by jump luc from the burmeg building. Weathtr much milder, and the river assnm.-s c more natural appearance. A smalt rise took place this afUrnoon. Steamboatmen are very jubilant, the Underwriter* having revoked tin twenty-four hour clatirc, binding them in cose o: loss by ice. Steamboat owners have had to run unusual risks with their property. Yoons Sica's Christian Association Sleet- Inga—Fatal Railroad Accident. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Ixdunapous, December 19. The Young Men's Christian Association of this city held a public meeting in the vestry of thch chapel in furtherance of the work of plating their organization upon a trotc sound financial basis, and extending its scope of practical usefulness. B. F. Jacobs, Esq., of Chicago, delivered an elo quent address, replete with tacts of the most lively irtercst, being a review of the good work accom plithcd by the Association of that city. Other meetings of like character will be held daring th coming month, and the utmost confidence is felt .bat our people will respond liberally to the needs of our Association in this city. _ The pa-eenger train on the lafayettc Road, which left this city at eight o'clock lost night, me* with a serious accident at Slockweti, resulting in the Instant death of the American Express agent. J. M. Thomas, and slightly lujurlng tho baggage master. It is stated that a beam of the baggage.' car was loosened, and tailing on the track threw ;t cress ways of the track. Thomaa.w&s caught be tween the cars. What further damage was done wo have been enable to learn, though It may lu serious, as the railroad officers are vety reticent. Hon. E. E. White, ofOhio, delivered an Inter esting address on “Onr Inner Life,' beloretbe Teacners' Institute, to-niciit. Weather warm, and a general thaw in progrea-. HOUSE. which Darslss of a Boarding Hoose-F«oriccn Persona Perish Fcarlul Leaps from Foortti-siory Windows. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Mevtuis, December 19. S. Fecht’s restaurant cancht fire at four o'clock tbli> morning. cause unknown. About twenty persons were lodging in the third and fourth atones. Fourteen lost their lives by snlTocatlon or jumping from the building. Among the for mer were William J. ELI, wholesale merchant, and wife. The others were employee, including six negroes. Joseph Barton survives a leap trom the fourth story, without a broken bone. The Nicholson pavement was finally adopted by the Aldermen last night. Cotton, 31Q335; eggs, 45c; potatoes and onions Liberty. Dp—St Cloud, Ruth The steamer Memphis was snagged In the Ar kansas River, near Pine Blntf. She will oc a total loss. . . N Ivn I United States Assessora-Accldentally Killed, Arc.. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] St. Pact, December 19. George B. Woods, the newly appointed Asses- sor for this district, sued oat a writ of mandamut before Judge Nelson yesterday, to obtain posses sion of the office now held by W, L. Wilson. The Ui ilcd States Marshal visited Wilson and found that the room was rented by Wilson and not by the Government, and that there was nothing which he bad authority to remove except Wilson himseif, and that be did not do. Woods an nounces in the Democratic organ this morning that he hes opened an Assessor’s office on his own look, ana is rcadv to transact business. As alt Assistant Assessors will report to Wil-on. Woods probably won’t have much to do. Having rival Cultcd Stales officers is quite a novelty, i Sr Pact, December 19.—Michael Mn.lcn, a laborer fn the employ of the Peat Company, was killed accidentally yesterday, two miles from this city, by being thrown violently from a load of bay while driving over a rough piece of road. Be lived several hours after the accident. The weather is fine with prospects of snow. L J. Kellogg arrived at Mankato, Saturday night, from a trapping expedition, with worth ot mink, fox, rat nod other furs. The fur market here opens at about the same prices os last year. Steamer Damaged Fire—The Weather. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribnoe.l Caibo. December 19. About half-past six o'clock, this evening, a Are biokc out In the pilot house of the steamer J. S. McCune. Tbe firemen were promptly on hand, and the fire was extinguished by the Little Arab. The pilot house only wxs burned. The McCune was laid up at the foot of Tenth street. The fire la supposed to have caught from the blove-pipe. There was no wind at the time; otherwise the McCone and a number of other steamers laid np Id the locality would probably have been de- Boaia’are again naming to SI. Louis. A drix rHnc> jaln has prevailed most of the day. Ther mometer, £3 degrees at noon; 40 this evening. Retaraed from a Buffalo Hunt—The Galvcs* ten Railroad imbroglio ssettled—Weather, Arc. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Lawuxnce. December 19. Tbe party of distinguished foreigners who have recently been ona grand bufiaio hunt In Western Kansas have returned, sound in body and estate. The party consists of the following gentlemen: Colonel Evans, of the British army, and Lord Dlcbv, botn of lxm^on: Prince N. Oronssott of Russia, and Count Do Montaign. W eather greatly moderated. Snow rapidly dis *P;£»BsnSi!cronald and Christy, members of the Canadian Parliament, have returned from a tnp to Southern Kansas with a view to Invest la stock Galveston Road imbroglio la settled'ami cably. Mr. Sslnrges, of Chicago, will go on with the work. PropMCd Owmln* ol « »ine Holtl-Tbe New Oocra Hcnee-The Lecture.Seaaon— Rail road Improvement, FBOM ST. LOUIS. St. Louis, December 19. riiOJI INDIANAPOLIS. FROM MEMPHIS. FROM. ST. PAUL. FROM CAIRO. FROM LAWRENCE. from. SPRING FIELD. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune ] SpßmonxU), lIL. December 19. The Lcland House, it is expected, will bo open to the public on Christmas day. A banquet wil' be given on tbe evening of the 2tth to the stock holders by the proprietor, Horace Leland, Esq. The Eoltorial ponvenlion of the State, which con venes on IhejSih of January next, will >-e the cnests ot tbe city, and qnar'ered in the new hotel. The magnanimous ana wealthy proprietor will give the firatcrilty a sumptuous sapper during the session, the viahds to be imported from New York, and to consist ot everything than can please the palate or delight the eye . _ (Qnr now Oiiteia Bouse, popularly termed Ru dolph's Dali, which has ]ns: be on erected at a cost o' about *icv,(£), w In be opened on nest Monday evening, when J. B. Stmllcy. of the How York theatres, will appear in a dramatic performance. Tb,' fourth lecture of Uio H«h ScLool coarse of this city, will be delivered in the- baa cf that hufld jtg to-morrow by TUro-ioro Tilvoa, of New York, on “The Tree Theory of Kecoostruc- Peoria Is reported as making great efforts to secure the location of the next State Fair. A new amngemt-ntbaß becncomuletcdbetwecn the Toledo, Wabash A Western Railroad and the Cincinnati A Logansport roads, by virtue of which sleeping cars run all the way between this city and Cisclcnntl without change. FROM CANADA. Basqoct to Western Visitor**—Merlins la Aid ol' the Huron and Ontario Canal— bpccchcs by Lieutenant Governor Bros*, Scnntor Ames of Uswcgo, and others—'The Fenian Trials, Tonosro, December 19.—A grand banquet in honor oi Chicago, Milwaukee and Oswego dele gates, to confer with the directors of the proposed Huron and Ontario Ship Canal, came off at the Qncen’a Hotel in this city to-nlcht. About two hundred persons, including many of the most prominent d’fcecs, were pres ent. The Major occupied the chair. The mnMc was famished bv the band of the Thirteenth Hussars. The dinner was a superb affair. Tossls of the Queen and President of the United States were enthusiastically received To the toast “Our Guests," Lieutenant Gov ernor Broes. of Illinois, responded in a long speech, referring to the progress of the Great west, its demand for increased carrying capacity, and the advantages the Baron A Ontario Ship Canal would offer for that purpose. His remarks were received with enthusiasm. Senator Ames, of Oswego, and Hr. Parker, of Chicago, also responded, tavorlug the scheme. Mr. Caporal, President of the Company, re sponded to the toast ot ‘‘The Huron A Ontario Ship Caral." Be said that the enthusiastic recep tion of the protect would warrant him in Imme diatelv proceeding to England to ask the support of English capitalists, m malaria? the scheme,' and that the decided promise of assistance elvcn by Uro delegates, added fresh tmoeius to the project and Ita success. Ue looked upon It as accomplished. In fact .Mr. M. C. Cam eron. H. P., John McDonald, Esq.,M. P„ and others, spoke in favor of the project. The sentiments expressive of international amity," ere frequent, and the hope was expressed that tße two countries would live in peace, which was the only security for their united prosperity, etc. Governor Bross will deliver a lecture iu this city to-morrow evening, on the benefit ol ih? pro posed canal to the vart section of country lo which the SL Lawrence furnishes the outlet. The Great Western Grand Trunk Railroad arc going to use peat, insicad of coni or wood. Swbitsbvbo, December 19.—Six witnesses were examined to prove the levying of war by a body of person* whom the prisoner Madden is charged with joining. Tokomo, December 19.—Another bill has been filed in tbaticery against the Directois of the Bank ofUppei Canada. FEOM SETT HATEX, COXX. Call for a Democratic State Convention—lts Object to Consider tbc UcToiatiouary Acts Of the Present Radical Congress. New Haves, Conn , December 19.—The Demo cratic State Committee baa issued a call for u State Convention at New Haven on the 6th of January, tor the purpose, in tbc language of the call, “of con«ideJtnc the revolutionary acts of the present Radical Congress.” This Convention will also determine upon the. propriety of making nomina tions for State officers, and of recommending to the people of the thirty-six States the necessity for a National Convention to adopt such measures as will “thwart the schemes of the tral'ors who are endeavoring to subvert tbc Constitution, and gov ernment of our Cithers.” United States District Conn at Norfolk, Vo- Norfolk, December 19.—The United Slates District Court, Judge Underwood presiding, opened yesterday, eighteen Grand Jurors present. Judge Underwood charged the Jury, and said their labor would be br!.*L The crimes which would occupy ihcir attention would be several oflences figoi’'l-t the revenue and postal laws, aud a case of col., erfctiiag. Acasewhichhasarisennnderthc Corfiscation Act of the United States, vs. two broilers named Dawsou, residents of Loudon •-ounsv, Virginia, was di>niL-sed ’bis morning. It I* uncertain when the UUcuit Court will meet, as Chief Justice Chase has not yet made known his intentions respecting the special session. Commisnury building Darned. Ji kctiox Citt, December 19.—The Commas arv Building at Fort Dodge, containing *s,OfjO iounds of bacon, and a large amount of Govern ment clothing, has been entirely destroyed by fire, .be books and papers of the Quartermaster and 'untuissary weie mostly saved. The fire was ac cidental. Less not stated. Steamer Destroyed by Fire, Cikcunati. December 19.—The steamer Petrel No. a was destroyed by firo at the foot of Johnson direct this morning. She was valued at $23,009. Insured for £16,000. Steamer Sailed. Bostok, December 19.—The steamship Asia railed today, with twenty-two passcugera tor Liverpool, and thirty-one for Halifax. She also takes out £iO,(X)O in specie- HTWAITBROTORks, Advertising Ac'ts 126 llcnrborn-st., receive advertisement* (or all (be lending papers throughout the United States and Canadas. CEijc jMtatins Season. ■yyEST SIDE BIITS. SPLEJSDID SCE O Not affected by tlio Thaw. Carnival, Carnival, To-Night, To-Plight. The Only Place in the City Open to Skaters. Bacdolrb-et. CARS will lard you at the door. 'J'HE OGDEN PARK. THE OGDEN CAN PRODUCE THE BEST SHEET OT ICE Ever seen In Chicago. GRAND CARNIVAL TO-NIGHT! If the weather will penult It. Great Union Band in Attendance. Park well netted with CALCIUM LIGHT. A gay time guaranteed. THOSE WHO WANT GOOD SKATES! FULL ASSORTMENT OF SKATES AT THE LOW ' EST PRICES. ENOCH WOODS, ISO L,\KE-!?T. lioofcs for tt|g fftolßiaiis I^EACTIFTJL BOOKS FOR GIF!8. The largest an-J best assortment of Religions, Theological and Derations! BOOKS In the Northwest. Many ot them in elegant blueing. BIBLES, In cverv variety, from the Terr cheap l«sce* of tht iiiblc Society to me finest Oxford and London coitions HT3CV Ot every Unti in general use. JUVENILES, Incndles*ranety.both old *n*n*w. The tigbJlcMioci of the AIIES CAN Tit ACT SO CIETIES, PRESBYTERIAN BOARD, PRES. PUP UCATION COMMITTEE. MASS. S. S. SOCIETY, R. CARTER & BROTHERS, HENRY HOYT, and many ottw leading Hunt's. Win. O. BOX.BZSS, 170 CLARK-ST. faints, Oils anb (Slags QHICAGO GLASS GILDING CO. Manntastarers of R* R. BULLETIN BOARDS, And Glass Advertising Tablets, Dmg Labels, of every description, Ornamental Jars, Ac* A U kinds nnd varieties of s>IRN PAISTISO, OFFICE AND STOBE SHADES MADE AND LETTERED TO ORDER. Csll examine onr stock ard samples. Order* from the coobtry will meet with prompt attention. ftS3lonroc-«t.«.near tbc Post Office. Chicago. GEO. K. DUTCH ER, X. b. HELLER, Proprietors. L. K. BATCHELDER, SapexU.tend<nt. T. S. HCLLKt Sec. and Treas. amusements. J-.TT.TT Mill .TOURNAMENT. THREE GBAS'D PRIZES. Ist—A magnificent gold beaded cne, xalned at *l5O and jso in creenbae**. Jd-rs. cart. M—t», catb. To take place a*- Sooth Unit. 'J'O BENT— HOUSE, WITH BARN, In a cood locality, (West Side) Inquire at 197 West Lake-tC, Chicago. (General Koliees. ■VTRS. M. C. EARGIN, * 220 YVabahh-aTw on Wcdneidar. kbe win kecpb'T F*acy Goods on show themt ol this week. tJi)otasrapi)&. THEM DOWN! Kottnfilvidnals,bnt Prices at BRAND'S Art Gal lery. lOHLatc-«t. Call and tic our boauttfiU Photo graphs la Oil. VsrtW d? TUlte 11*50 per Poxeti, NUMBER 197. jFor tije ffcolßjaus. QIIRJbTiIAS PRESENTS! IEI YEAR’S PRESIHIS! A. G. Downs & Co. Offer, for the next 30 days, groat in- ducements In WINTER CLOAKS, The most Elegant and Stylish Outside Garments ewer brought out In Chicago, arc notv offered at Prices that will enable All to buy. The Balance of our SH&WLS AT COST. Breakfast Shawls, SI.OO. 150 LAKE'ST. gEST HOLIDAY GIFT, Of Constant and Permanent Valn3j is ■WEBSTER’S NEW ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY, For Parent, Child, Teacher, Paator, Friend. Sold In common and tne blading?, by W- B. SSAN & CO., MOKSTEK, Ou Exhibition at 137 Randolpb-st., &QCBMAK HOUSE. An Itrmeme piece ol rough Meerschaum. jo« Ira- Sorted fiom Europe, with the largest. har-deorarstand .'<t sch cu-d stock of ctnalae Meerschaum Pipes and (Jranr Holder* that ha» tver b**en seen In this cltV or elsewhere. X'oChrtstmas jirese-.tloa irentleman will be more appreciated than cue ol those duo Meerschaum Pipes or Cigar Holders. _ . E. IIUFFIIAN. 'J'BTJNKS, ' Taliscs, TraTclling Bags, Ladies’ and Gents’ Satchels, Children’s Toy Tranks, &c. til Clark-«t.» opp. Shernmn (loose, ami 219 &*uotb C>urk«Bt. TV3I. WRIGHT. TfVEBGEEEIfS. CHRISTMAS TREES,, AND TRIMMINGS* OF ALL KINDS AT 111 DEARDORX-Sr. p RESENTS 3TOR GENTLEMEN* ,A.t A£rs. 148 DLARSOIty-ST. QHRISTMAS GHBENS. For sale COO yard’ of HEAVY LAUREL "WREATH lßU.ftrtbnrclidc.'oratDo. Apply. Immediately, to SAUTTEI* CF.IiR, 114 Peatborn-Bt., Rooms 10 and I*J. Q.ENTJINE Meerschaum Pipes & CigarHolilers Ot ourownlinporta lon. at very lowprl*e*. BECK & »» IKTH. 95 South Water-at. MATERIALS. Materials for Wax Flowers, Dccalcorrmnie, Mathematical Instrument*, Bostic Frames and Brackets, Engravings, Chromolithographs, Parlor Easels, Anti nuia ß rons '»thcr HOLIDAY GIFTS, JEVNE dr AMIISFS, 152 an 1-154 Clark-st, Pablh'.iers* blcago Illustrated. T° BANKERS AND MERCHANTS. Attention la called to Morse’s Celebrated Fire AND Burglar Proof *»afes So well known throughout the Eastern States as the BEST and MOST RELIABLE SAFES made-triumph ant wherever they l ave been tested. Manufactured in Co-ton, Mas?., and have a more extensive sale la the »w England States than any other made. Bead the following testimonial: “ J ‘oBTLAJfD, July 12,1SGS. “ Mr. E. B. Morse, Boston, M*‘(u *• Dtac Sre—ln the fire cf the 4lh Inst, onr store. No. 40 Unlon-st., with must of the stock, was destroyed; and It elves os pleasure to say that oar Sate (which was one of your manufacture) came oat of the fire with the centrals in good order, while a Safe ol - ■ ■ , In aame building, went through, everything In it being destroyed. Ton will please make and forward us, as early as possible, another ol the same size, with a steel box. 5Ve are now compelled to carry our books- one half tulle: so you will please give us the Sale at the eaillcst possible moment, and oblige “Yourstruly, IRA CUSHMAN A CO. “The above Safe wa? taken from the ruins five days after the fire: the brick was hot wh-n dug out.’* Call and look at them before hcylug elsewhere. ga. 11. 3IARIUS* 6*2 Sooth Cinnl«st.» Chicago. Urg (Sooos Q.REAT Closing Out Sale, AT 78 LAKE-ST., OF Hosiery, Woollen Goods And Notions, . preparatory, to a change ol firm-- SPECI.SX NOTICE. TO 55UOM IT MAT CONCERN: All parties whose indebtedness to us manures before Jon. lA. lSb7. are re snpcifu iv rccuested tosetfe during the or'senlmouth, as all eUlms thereafter will go into the: bands of an Attorney for collection. GUAVSB & ZBVZNB, TS basest. 840,000 T 0 «“- m WANTED—Ajpeclal or active r artaer, (active pr«s ItmiU w itb ihc above sam. to )oj» a Successful, and _Lonri Established Jobbing House In this city. The object being tc Increase the hoshmas, ■whlcb can I c. profitably dose on.* cath basis. Adiresa Box 597. itatloft. where an interview can be had.. TXT ANTED —A first-das V SIGN PAINTER* Understanding the city style of lettering. Stead; eu emscmcsl, at crod waces. Address, or f-sC’y to BOJER A GRAfIAH. 07 Do jpe-«U N. T. 825,000 TO LOA^ 7 in on cental XKPHOVBD PROPERTT la Ihls city, at cizhtdier cent pr? annum to? a term ol ytars. PAHKEU A LYMAN'. 1 15 asil7 Portlvnl Block. D. TV. OUTER. T OAKS ON CZT7 HSAZ* ESTATE. PAF.KER A LYMAN. Sot. 15aod 17 Portland*Bloct K are now prepared to negotiate mortgage* on real es* taic In this city, through ibelr corrtspondents In Sew York and Boston. jfuc (Boons. T ADIES* DRESS FURS. BON»T BUT Until yoa hay* jeea our Stack and Price*. BREWSTER, Fwrrler, SHERMAN HOUSE. Dattncrsijlp. "V, B. SVM. HAMEL having withdrawn I*6 from ihe Arm ot * L7 - a - KUICRSON ft HAMEL, The taae is henceforth to be known as ssxcnsoxi & Aianwassar. BETCKSQS ft A*n>T)5SS. An opportunity not to be LOST. _ COMPETITION The Heavy Failures At New York Have Given An Opportunity to Offer to the Public, a MAGNIFICENT STOCK AT Unexceptionable Low Prices 1 Ike Stock Comprises a FINE SELECTION Seasonable Goods Style, Low Prices P. J. HUSSANDER, No. 129 South Clark-st, Dulsoiß’ particular attention Riven to the sale of DRESSED HOGS, FLQUB. We have Jcnolson's Michigan SXXS White "Winter Wceat Hoar, choice, lor family Hie, for sale by the single barrel or quantity. HALE & CO., Commission Merchants. 1 .IS South Watcr-st HOGS. SrPECIAX. ATTENTION Given to the receiving and selllcgof Dressed Hoes. n,\i.E & ro„ Commission Merchants, 15S Sou’h Wat T-et. T'CTTEn, BUTTER. FOR 8.V1.E, loco tubs ohio bub; BUTTER Safes. HOGS ‘.Usual Facilities to Shippers. Commlssld. oa I-». I‘i cent., 13S add 140 Ktuzie-tff. corner ol LaSalle. HOGS—PRODUCE. I am now prepared to sell on commission durl:g the present season. DEESSED HOGS In lot* or car load*, at the lowest rates. Also, have the heat facilities tor the sale of Sutter, Eggs, Foul try. Game, Fruit and all kinds of COUNTRY PRODUCE. Accounts! endered and remittances made immedi ately on closing consignments. E. 0. CRITTENTON, 1 IS South Watcr-St,, Chicago. r.O.TWrt 11*25. A HEW BURNER. ±V THE BRILLIANT LIGHT! LIGHT 1 The Last and Best Invention. Patent Kerosene Oil Gas Burner. Glawi Chimneys dispensed srith. A steady, brilliant Hem, equal to gas, to burn ordinary Kerosene. ADAPTABLE TO ANY LAMP. c< To Bee is to be Convinced.” gar state and County Bights lor sale by A, B. SLOAN, Adams Honsc. jjaanten. jFiuancial. <£lotf)tng. DEFIED ! 03? 129 CLARK-ST, Clothing WHICH, FOB Workmanship, Durability, CANNOT BE EQUALLED. rCOHaiBON BUHiDINGi Consignments. drain Oonrht ond Sold on Marslns. DEAS & MASXISGTON*. Place, 17 racUange-plactf, Cntca^o. In lots to suit buyer*. E. SVBYTE & CU.. ill &ccthsVatgr-st. Gas Uurners ataooli ana Coal. QET THE BEST. Hazelton Lehigh Coal For sale by carload, or la lots to suit purchas ers. 55>batiaitMzc?.ca:efttiJyKreencd,aadleelcoa ader t that, upon trial, the EXCELLENT QUALITIES Of this particular and w*Jl-known mine vrill give this C:al a preference over toy other m this market. Ap plJto BUVKE, MA*ON & CO,» At Fulton Elevator, Or H. HILL. 6 sVel]>*t. Depot. YOUQHIOGHENT GOAL CO., (IlDcc 17 Chamber at ronnetfO aodccner Wnt Jtlnzle and (Srecn* Tonehlashenr, Hill and CaanclCoal .fIP-SO Mineral Bldce Coa> jEor £>ale. JpOR SALE— OK£ OFFICE DESK, Ata bargal*. Can be sect at C. LEED3 A CO.*B» 16< South Watarst. J-OE SALE— -50 BARBEES CI3IEB, CHARLES LEEDS Se CO Pare J alee, by 100 Barsels Bare Cider T&agar, flow on hand, v CHA3. LEEDS A CO. k I6S South Water-at. PE AV No. 43, IN THE • Thirds Presbyterian Clrtxrclij FOR SALE LOW. A. B.tG.3.MILLER. 55 Statc-st. Applj to HORSES FOE SALE OF TOE GOLDDUST BREED, At Eden Stock Farm, elcht miles from ihe dty ol LonlsylDe, Ky. These horses Include the ten head that have challenged the world tor speed and bottom, through ‘•Wilke 5 Spirit of the Times’'; also. Lydia Golddnst, that won torfelt ot MonnoTs celebrated Bruno fa three races; also, Matty &>fcl$ ut >U at *J 5 S£ torftlt orer ten of the best two year olds of Kentucky m the fall of ISO. and the noted style and speed marcs Sne Golddnst. Bo*a Golddnst. These, with many oth ers. mate up the best and moat elegant lot of trotters erer offered lor sale In America, tam now breeding over 75 marcs annually of the most Improved eroasoa ol Montana and thoronzh-hreeda. and can supply am« zle ana doable drtvlngTiOTacs brood mares, or stab fflusfcal "pIANOb. FOR THE HOLIDAYS, PIANOS WILL BE SOLD AT MANUFACTURRRS' PRICES, EVERT INSTRUMENT WARRANTED. TATIiO2&MLITS CELEBRATED ORGANS AND MELGDEONS, GOTABS, TIOLEHS, FLEXES, ACCOBDEONS, Ac., Ac., IHPOOTED DIRECT FROM EUROPE. prte*/ 00(l8,rlli ' >eM,ld3s 0611 leM ttan regular avail themselves ol Use opportunity uv P* ZIEGPELD A CO., 1W Dearborn it. JgEST ARE THE CHEAPEST. LMTE’S PIANOS Rave been awarded Twentv FIRST PREMIUMS, to cether with Use Highest Premium as the Americas World’s Fair, aid at Use late lowa and mmol* State Fairs, In competition with th: most celebrated man tsetorers. N. B.—Plano* sold on time. Payment received to In stallments. second-hand Pianos received in exchange lor new. w. W. ZUBBAXaX* 63 Wosbinzton-at.* Chicago. MUSIC. “Where are yon going so Fast, Old Man ?” A beautiful Song and Chorus. Price, S 3 cents. The Old Musician and his Harp. Cnosus. Brine my harp to me again. Let me sing a gentle strain— Let me bear Its chords once more, On 1 past to yon bright shore. Price, SO cents. The above Song and Chorus win tn found to the January number of HittotNa’ Husax. liirtrv. published every month, by H. M..HIG GINS, 117 Randolph-at. 73 cents for one year. jyjTJSICAL. A young gentleman wishes to proenre board where INSTRUCTION'S IN MUSIC would be conaldcrea part compensation. Address, “MAJiIST," ffiiOlijolesale dots Rouses KIMBAkI., STEVENS & COMFY. WHOLESALE CLOTH HOUSE. 64 & 66 *isrscjiict»i*v-,iv. Business e'aths. Q.EO. H. ROZET, REAL ESTATE AND LOAN BROKER, 08 3^a!?alle-st. Loans negotiated on Krai Estate. Ponds, Stacks. TT\rebou«o Receipts, asd other securities. JjyUMBARD & BitOWN, Storage, Tomanting and Commission MEBCILUJTS, Red Warchoa**. Lcrec-et. Red Wins, iTftaa. Tj'STABLIBHED IN 1836. ■ L< TYHT.LVH LITTLE & CO., Commission Merchants, Fv: tho Sale or Purchase ot (■rain* Floor* Seed** Hoitrr, Ore«*cd Doss* lined Frnlta and Provision*. Warehouse, 231 South Water>st., CHICAGO. We refer to Merchants’ National Bank, or any ot the old-esiablf&cct Banks or Merchant*. QOMMItfSION HOXJbE OF GEO. A. WHEELER & CO., 84 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Give special attention to consignments of DRESSED HOGS, And furnish usual facLUlc £ thcrufrr to all who apply. All orders for PLOl'B) CHAIN AND PROVISIONS Receive onr very best effort* to plcare. Property bought and held on margins, and sold here or la £ss«- trncr Southern market.-. « Sluthtoare, Stoßcs, S?c. JJENNETTS CELEBRATED HOT AIR FURNACES, Free from Gas Smoko or Dnst. The best apparatus for heating and ventllatlnghuild lugs ever Introduced. For sol-by HASKELL & SVILCOX. 185 State-st. ggaincg, SLiiiuors, Set. -^tinES TOB THE HOIIDATS. Just received, two fr-'sh importations cl the finest delicious Wines of Hungary. Their genuine quality guaranteed. PRICES MODERATE. Those who were olasppclnt-'d in obtaining Tokay 55 im*. on account ot their rapid sale, will please call as early as possible. DBECK, BOTtSEB & CO., Direct Importers, 12!> South Clark, or la the HomoopatMc Drug Store, 11? South Clark. Hoots am Sijoes. OLOSING OUT SALE Ot» Large and Fine Stock ot BOOTS AND SHOES. Preparatory to s Dissolution of onr Firm On the first ot January next. We Will Sell Out our Stock AT GREAT REDUCTION From fbrmcr price*. FARGO, RILL dr CO, jfine jfurwttitrc. FURNITURE! Good and Cheap, HUGH ALEXANDER, IS6 LAKE-ST. ra* p&rlor, Übran’. Oflce and Cbaxber Fund Sara AI LOWES T PRICES. iuDucational. DTHRENFURTH'S COIDIERCIAL ASD EDUCATIONAL COLLEGE. A PUBLIC EXAMINATION of the pupils belongtas to the Educational Department of this institution, eo* bracing tee whole rartr* of topics which hare fanned the subjects of their studies dunoz the past s *Vi®% will bo neld in the Grand Ball of the bgilding. 118* 11 *s on Thursday and Friday arts, tta 2Cth and list nuts- between the hours ot 9 and 12 fa tM lorepooa, and 1 and 3fa the afternoon. ..v,—.,. Tha presence of iherclaUTes aedfnends cf thepopua and of all Interested In the welfare cf the. InsU-atloa. as well as that of the public generally, U earnestly auu. cordially Invited. . . . For the Order ot Exercise? and other farther partle •jJstb. seelherrlotfri ffatentg. QUIETEST INVENTION OF THE Hunter’s Fencfi Post, aid other Patents, Canvaryra wan-ed. “tWOOD. General and Solo -** eat ' clty uosa.uw’ p ABB’S PATENT ngjcS MdCHINBi , r . oju.aUcMrr 5U Sccei Id S:t South Jeffetaca-st- Chicago^ IScal Estate. Tj'Oß SALE—Cottage Grove. ttvo desirable besidesces, *■* * 94 DcartwrweC. 7