Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune, December 31, 1866, Page 2

Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune dated December 31, 1866 Page 2
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€l)kaga tribune. BUXY, TEI-WEEKLT ASDTTEEKLT. OFFICE, No. 31 CLARK-ST. are ttme edioeaa o t the Tatar** Imed. lit. -trerr morninc. for drcaliiioa by curlert, newsmen aadtfcemalL*. *d- TheTat-WaarEr, Mondays, vred.' w*d*n ud Fridays, 'or th* mill! 011I7; »ad the Wxkslt, on Tbartdays, for th? malts Mid tile it our. counter and hi neximen. Terms of the Chicago Tribune DMiy delivered in the aty (per week) 8 93 Daily. *0 nail tohecrlberi (pee* ***• We In advance) if....... .TT 12.00 Irt-weekty.fper oatum, psyahle io sdruct) 0.00 weekly, (per ocean. payable la advance) 2.00 tV* FracUoasl parti of the year at the lame rates. tV*Fer>oei remlttlsz and ordering ore or more copies of either (he TSI-Weekly or Weekly .may mala tea pa- cent of the oabicrtption price as a rinmnlsMoa. 1 ' honor to SrsHxaxa.-la ordering the address ot year papers chanced, to prevent delay, be sure aad 1 specify whatodltJoß yoo take—Weekly, Tri-Weekly, 1 or Dally. Also, {dreyoorPuscvTandratareaddreM. XT Money, by Draft, Express, Honey orders, or la , BC£lsteredLeaer«.niaybeaeQtatoiirtUk. Adlrm, j TUIDt.VE CO,. Chicago, HI. • MVNDAT, DECEMBER 81, ISM. THE ILLINOIS UtVEB. The Illinois River is navigable at high wa ter from its mouth to near Joliet, and, ex ccpl at low water, to LaSalle. The genera! change which time, and the cnlfiration of the soil have made. In reducing the volume of water iu all the Western rivers, i»hs had its effect upon the Illinois, and that river has now only about two months In each year when it affords certain navigation for steam ers of any considerable draught. Shall this highway made by nature be permitted to fall ; Into disuse, or shall it be preserved as one of the great channels of commerce? ' The feas -1 ihllily of seeming, during eight months of I every year, a stock water navigation suffl ‘ Clent t° admit the largest steamers to the ■head waters of the Illinois River, has Ion"- l since been demonstrated. Tho number of [locks, the number of dams, Ahe amount of filling and of excavating, the amount of ma -1 sonry and the amount of labor, necessary to -accomplish this result, have all been calcn ; toted, and the cost of the whole reduced to a statement in dollars and cents. I It was a grand mistake of the projectors cof the canal to connect Lake Michigan and ‘the Mississippi River, that they did not give ; more stUmion to the fact that Luke Mich igan at one time tound 0. southern outlet (through the Dcsplalnes and Illinois Rivers. [The high banks and broad beds of these ‘rivers were never made by the volume ol ,water wiiieh they have known in modern Had the State Instead of building a m7, aaim 7 7 m 7 080:11 006 hundred miles long, from -Licagu to LaSalle, placed tbe necessary flams and locks upon the Illinois to its head, and thence on the Dcsptoincs, there would We been, with very little digging, a steam boat canal, formed by nature, large enough «rd enough, and supplying Itself with Taler, Bum the lakes to the Mississippi. In ‘*leed it «s questionable now, whether ll be advisable to follow the Dcsptoincs from - point near Lockport, and by locks and name upon It and the Illinois, secure the crcal cud of steamboat navigation, with only 1 iweniy miles of the present canal lo be cn a3e all Hus as it may, It is demonstrable Kfcat the Illinois River, at a comparatively ■(mall cost, can be locked so as to secure licamboat nagivaticn to the mouth of Kankakee. At all events it is, we Link, advisable to adopt tbe policy or using (be river to as high a point as practicable. Chicago has undertaken, for sanitary pur* toscs, to deepen tha present canal so as to ■St the waters ol our river and lake And an utlct in that direct!', . If the Legislature £niak from the cost of enlarging the whole .'anal from ■ Chicago to LaSalle, let them c.ccompHtb the next best thing, that *<f locking the river up to the month •f the Kui-kakec, and extend the Chicago project < f deepening the present canal to that Saint. This will save all work on the pres* *nt cacal lorat least half its length; it will ,‘ccurc navigation for steamboats at least to :hat poin!, and will enable the present canal [o be navigated by steam tugs drawing their leets of canal boats. * The Improvement of the Illinois River to Ihc month of the Kankakee, will be of direct ’irotlt and cuuvenience to all those counties : ying upon the latter stream. It will be [(ringing navigation almost to their very and Kankakee City will be in as di iect communication with the Mississippi, by fritcr, as Chicago -will be. It will save & tirge expenditure of money, and will, to the rtent that it Is made a substitute for the •nlargcd canal, servo the great end that Is bought,—a route for the transportation of Jhdghl that will be wholly within the control >f tbe Stale, and which, bj afiordlng compe- Ition, w ill serve as a wholesome check upon Jailrcod monopolies. If the river were im proved to the extent of being navigable dar cng the season, the canal question would aioon adjust itself; and the Legislature, ‘ which, It impossible, may be far behind the V.>eoplc on. this subject, may at least snmmon Courage to provide for the improvement of fc-.hut river, no matter what may be done with Jjhc canal. The greater part of the work dmight be constructed wlinin the next two “years, and the immense practical benefits re - vailing even from that much would be aoevl- Ldent that at the following session of the there would be no question as te *Flhe proj rictj of going on with the other of the general scheme. | Tn tucking these suggestions we abate 1 nothing fn m our previously expressed con- 1 viction that the Immediate construction of ' !cural end slack water steamboat navigation ' between the lakes, at Chicago, the Missis- ! ,Hh*pi River, at Rock Island, and the Lower :M*»-ri,*«pp« by the Illinois River, is a measure •urgently demanded by the wants ol the peo* i j-ie row gvosn’ug under the oppressions of ”tnm»poitatlon monopolies. We believe that ► the expenditure necessary for that work •wan'd save to the people of the Slate the ’entire co*l in a few years, would add double ■that fctir.i to the value of the lands within c thirtv mile.- each side of its route, and would u give to the producers annually, in Increased prices for their merchandise, a hundred fold ® the amount of tax they may be called upon i, to pay for its construction, v The Legislature can devise no scheme of ■' finance, r.o plan of gam lo the State, in any i way equal to that which is involved in the coxu-tructlon of those canals. They are not u sectional work?. They arc to bnild up A b ihioi-; to make the highways cut out by na i tlsr( . ..vailahle for the trade and commerce of h cur da v ; :o bring all the cities aud counties 1 oi the' State into direct commercial intcr- N co'-.T>e, und to enable every man having any thing to sell to choose his own route, aud cc futnieh him with a cheap aud direct road to qi that maikct. t i 1 HIK PAKUOMMi POtl’Kß. J : It has been stated by certain newspapers _ • that. Senator Tiumbnll, In bis recent speech lon the pardoning power of the President, 1 1 laid down the doctrine that the Constitution ' i* comers no power on ibt President to pardon offences against the United States, before ' a trial and conviction. The full report of the 4 t speech, which we published yesterday, * \ shows that thi? Is an entire misapprehension 1 u of the Senator’s position. So far from taking 1 such ground, be explicitly' contended for the * £ contrary doctrine. “A pardon,” be said, it •• L? a remission of the crime or offence, and 0 •• not of the conviction, and may he granted w„U -#*— M. ( y this there cat. be no reasonable doubt. A* * the Senator remarked, it was settled by the Supreme Court years ago, and was the doc * trine of the English common law, explicitly ', stated by Lord Coke. 1 Tbe Ccnslitution confers upon tbePresl a dent the *• power to grant reprieves and par *• •* dons for offences against the United States, • V •* except in eases of imocachmcm.” TUis i clause has frequently been the subject of ju ft diclal interpretation, and Mr. Brightly, in bis u Purest, sums up ibe construction placed ® it by our tribunals as follows; “He i (the President) may pardon as well before • ' trial and conviction as afterwards. And af m ter the expiration of the imprisonment, ■* which forms a pait o! . the sen ji tcncc, he may grant a conditional * rard*-n, provided the condition be com patlblc with the genius of our Constitution , t acd laws. Where the condition is such that w. the Government has no power to carry it £ into effect, the pardon will be in effect on*, if conditional. The pardoning power Includes *Jf that of remitting fines, penalties and for ip« fciturcs under the tevenuc laws, the I* B .* passenger laws, the laws prohibiting the slave trade, fines Imposed on defaulting ju . rors, for contempt of court, and In criminal U cases. And the same power Is pos it ecssed ever a judgment after seenrity i*» for Its payment shall have been I' given as before. But the President has no power lo remit the forfeiture of » 13 bail-bond ; nor U Mini, can Ac, by a pardon, nf.' defeat a legal interest or ri'jht which Tuts become to. vested in a private citizen, as fur example, the * vested right ol an officer making a seizure. Sa The giant of the pardoning power neither : requires nor authorizes the President to re examine the case open new facts, nor to ao>. grant a pardon upon tbe a. -umptioa of the & new facts alleged. A pardon is a private la i though official act; It must be delivered to •an ac d accepted by the criminal, and cannot be £j : . noticed by the court, unless brought before un U judicially by pica, motion or oth *2* crwlse. The President atone can pardon of ea fences committed in a Territory In violation I*o of acts of Congress. Gc has power to order a nolle jjtMrui In any stage ol a criminal pro re cccding, in the nnme of the United States.” efflJ It will be teen by these decisions thst the cat pardeninp power of the President stands out upon the solid basis of the Constitution, en c(s tirely beyond the reach T>r control of Con dpa press. But neither In the Constitution nor In the decisions of the courts is there any al* Inslon to any power In the President to j ardon by pr-c’amatlon, or Issue a general amnesty. Indeed, the pro nounced doctrine of the court that a par don Is a private act, and be delivered, to and accepted by the criminal, would seem to preclude the idea of wholesale pardon. That power, If it exists in the President at all, exists by rlr.ue of the thirteenth section of the act of Congns< of 18G3, which de clares that “ the President 1< hereby author* “ Ucd at any time hereafter,by proclamation, 11 to extend to persons who may hare partfel “.pated in the existing rebellion in any State “or part' thereof, pardon and amnesty, “with such exceptions, and at such time ‘‘ and on such conditions as he may deem “txpedlent for the* public welfare.” under this provision that Mr. Lincoln oflered amnesty and pardou In,different proclamations and on certain conditions, among others that of taking the Iron-clad oath; and it Is contended that any person who can show that he complied with the conditions of the proclamation can plead pardon, and is entitled to all the advantages of a personal pardon, delivered and sccej ted. If such be the .case, there is a wide difference between the power con ferred on (he President by the Ccnsiltntion and that conferred upon him by the section of the act of 1802, which the bill advocated by 3[r. Trumbull proposes to repeal. This difference was the principal ground of the Senator’s argument in favor of the repeal lie said this thirteenth section is broader than the Constitution; k authorizes the President to grant pardos and amnesty by proclamation. Let the President have “such I>Owers as the Constitution "ives him, * * * but let ns not be a party to conferring any. additional powers or any additional facility upon the President to grant pardons to per sons engaged in this rebellion, who havcf shown themselves, after obtaining pardon, so undeserving of the mercy which has been extended to them. Let ns repeal thaffcl&nsc * * * and if the President does continue to pardon rebels and restore their property by Individual nets under the Constitution; let him do so without having the sanctlonof Congress for his act These reasons for the repeal of the law ln> question are cer tainly sound and substantial. Tiie par doning power has been sa grossly abuetd by Mr. Johnson that he should be limited strictly to the authority coaferrcd by the Constitution Id its exercise. Meantime It Is clear that- all who have purchased property regularly confiscated by the courts and sold nudcr their dccrcc, can not be divested of that title. In'Prance, tin der the civil law, a man convicted of trea son is be dead In (ho eyes-of the law, although physically the criminal* may be In the full possession of life and vigor- HU estate Is forfeked; If he bos' a wife she is regarded by the law as a widow; if he has children they are held as orphans, and alt this time the deceased husband aed-fathcr may teas htlc and hearty as ever, and cat inganddrinking as merrily as though tho law had not declared him to- bo decdL If pardoned, the law rotore-s him to life, but it d»*es not give him any properly or rightrthat have meantime vested In other parties- If his estate' has been sold he cannot re cover it. If his wife, during Lis flctitlcuo repose la the* grave, has marrhrd-anothcr man, a pardon docs not restore to‘him-any of the rights of a husband. In this country Jhe law adopts no such fiction, bu> it never-1 thclcts protects third parties, innocent pur- ; chase; s who have bought property under the lawful decrees of a court. The title given by ' the Government, under its confiscation sales, canrotbe set aside by the President, -tuy -j more than can’ a deed duly made anddcliv- • crcd for u consideration. ) THE ERA OF C.RK.VT ARUKES, The series of battles iu Bohemia ending in< the overthrow of Austria at Sadowa had no sooner been fought, showing the astonUbing. efficiency of the I’rtissian military organiza tion, than a sense of insecurity came ovvr every other government in Europe. From the middle of last summer to the present hour tbe question of reorganizing nod re- arming their laud forces has been uppermost Ju the thoughts of every European cabinet. Special commissions are everywhere at work devising and adopting new means audmeth-. ods cf attack and defence. Everywhere mo clianical genius to trying to contrive im proved fire-arms. Everywhere official exper- iments are making with an endless variety of old or recent inventions of breech-loading' guns. Everywhere iu the legislative-bodies, in the press aud other organs of public opin ion the great problem of the day is being elaborately and protractedly discussed. The eventual result of all ‘.his agitation of questions of military reform, produced by the triumphs ol the Prussian organization, drill, discipline aud needle-gun, will be the remodelling of the military establishments ■ of most of the States of Europe. Of the so* called great powers, every one Isas already r»solved upon changes, in accordance with the lessons lately taught hv Ibeir Prussian. masters. Though their resolves arc still of a general nature, and have not.jet matured into definite measures of reform, it is obvi ous that the aim of the different Govern ments is both to increase the number of their military forces to the greatest possible extent, by assimilation to tbe Prussian sys tem of training a whole nation to arms, and. to add to their numerical strength by arm: Ing them with the most perfect and U- »lruc- 1 live weapons to be contrived. To juduc j irom present appearances, there will be, la a ! short time, a greater number of trainee sol diers than ever before. It. may be that the greater number and efficiency of the soldiery. with the contemplated reorganization?, trjvy make future European wore -as short as tiio late one in Germany. But it seems al-o eer lain that, for many years to come, Instead of approaching the halycou days prayed for by the friends of pci.ce. mankind U drifting into on era iu which the .temple of Janus will be always open, or ready to be op sn*d, and that a sort of moJcmL'.ed Ciitriant wdl regulate the dcstluies of the {►copies under monarchist i ale. Prussia, herself. Instead of quietly resting | on her laurels, has been tmsliy ever since the letum of peace, ‘.a augmenting the martial power that placed her at the head of the warlike nations of the Old World. The conductors of her public & Hairs, with l*-.e same remarkable energy they displayed during the crisis of last wrame;, have al ready finished the delicate task of incorpo rating the military resource? of the aimuxed sovcreipitles—Hanover, Hessc-Cassel, sau and Frankfort-on-tbc-Main—with her oiro. So'quickly has the Berlin Government dune tLis work, ihat already troops from lire now dependencies, whose cortlngcato the Prussians but a few months since, form fully organised parts of tie Prussian army. Klpr William, Indeed, finds himself now at the head of an army, available for immediate field service, of thirteen army corps, n-pre ecntmgan apcregale strength ofncai ty CO), (XV) men. Instead of ;hc tea corps with which he went to war against Austria and her con j federates, and Ihlscxcluslreof thaLandwehr of the first ard second levy, used forgarrl ton duty in time of war, amounting to about three hundred thousand more. With the full organization of the new Norlh-Genn&n Confederacy, to complete which, at the earli est possible moment, the Berlin authorities ■rc.iuaklnc every effort, the contingents of its various members ail! also become/organic parts of the Prussian army, and add to it, in active and reserve troops, about two hundred thousand additional men. King William will then be prepared to enter upon another war backed by no less than 1,100.000 soldiers. Of the power?, bent upon re-organiripg. J their atmira m vtuv. w unto nr. 1 even surpass the Prussian model. Franco takes the lead. The Emperor being himself a military authority of the first tank, has taken under bis personal supervision, the • task of raisin*: the French army to a higher standard, both as to numbers and armament. The trial* of breech-loaders take place under his own eyes, and be'prcsidcs over the delib eration? of the commission, composed of the first military talent and experience France possesses, that bas been In session for some weeks. According to the best informed Paris 1-apers, Uis all but certain that the commo tion witl adopt a plan, under which the Em pire will hereafter have a force of 300,0X1 men of all anus In constant active service, with a first reserve of trained soldiers amounting to 450.000 men, and a second re serve, to consist of the Kaiiomd Guard or militia, of 040,000 more, making a total of 1.0i0.000 men Instead of the present strength *750,000) of the army on a war footing. Austria, notwithstanding her utter pros tration, has likewise already taken the first steps towards an entire reorganisation of her broken-down military system. If the money shall not be wanting to carry ont the com prehensile schemes of her Government, and if her rulers succeed in keeping the strange conglomerate of nationalities from going apart, she will have an army In the coarse of a ftw years, for larger and more effective than that with which she encountered Prussia and Italy. Rufsla Is abont adding some three hundred thousand men to her already vast army, by the new levy of four recruits to every thou, sand inhabitants, recently decreed by the Czar. The work of arming her standing foices with Breach-loaders has also begun. The Rujslau autocrat is evidently- determin ed not to remain behind hb Eastern neigh bora in military progress. In England, some time will ycl elapse be fore the military reforms projected-by the Government will bo practically, carried out. Bat the signs arc positive that ‘jfome .radical changes will be made In her military estab lishment in the face of the universal rc-or ganlzation on the Continent, with a view to maintaining her position as a first class power on land as well as at tea. Italy, too, it is circady apparent, will not be slot? la effect ing a reorganization In keeping with the new part she Is destined to play In the world. Aud the Scandinavian kingdom, Belgium end the Netherlands, Bavaria and Wartcm burp, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal, and even little Denmark, arc following In the wake of tne larger States. Before the late collision between Prussia acd -Austria, the strength of the standing armies of the leading States of Europe was as follows France, Italy... Prussia, Boaau. Austria England.... German Confederacy Spain Turkey Scandinavian Kingdom Total 5,002,000 By adding the forces of Portugal, the Keth. crlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and the other smaller States of the Continent, to the above aggregate, a grand total of nearly five and a half million men will be obtained, as the entire strength of the soldiery of Eu rope. With the realization of the existing plan for an increase of the several armies, this Immense number will, In all likelihood, bo swelled to notices than seven millions. The aggregate amount of thft military budg ets of the various States for 1805 was over five hundred millions of dollars. It may be saffcly calculated that In less than three years every soldier in Europe will carry a breech loader. The Introduction of new fire-arms will alone involve an expense ol many hun dreds of militant, and with the contemplated numerical increase, the annual cost of main taining the “props of royalty" will bo per manently increased to £750,000,000 per annnm In time of peace. When will the nations of the old ; world be tired of bearing these crushing burdens, and dispense with the crowned heads for whose benefits alone they arc Imposed? It was GENERAL BIBNET’S SPEECH. The address of General Bfrney before tbe Sforrls Convention, on the subject of tbe Cost of Rallwsy Transportation, contained some remarkable errors In estimating the erpem'cs of running a train on a railroad. Take tblfl-Citract for Instance; “Did yon nodes how many persons were en plovcd on (be tram on which yon rode? Take ibem all,- engineer, fireman, condactcr.-bnkemcn and bacfiagc-msstcr. Their monthly salaries would amount to probably white feel, oil srd light for the romc time may be reckoned at SIU) more a«od repair*, taxes and roadwiv at tbe remainder of few, supposing twenty-eix tripe, iMawonld give leas than S2O as the cos* of-run ning a passenger train through from Chicago to Rock Island.” The idea ol nruning a passenger trara : fronr Chicago to Rock" Island, IC3 miles, lorn total expenvc - oC £2O, to perfectly absurd, anl‘Sbows tbaCthe* General has not investi gated the subject wy closely. The mere cost of fuel to propel thff train will amount to twenty-five or thirty dollars per trip; The wages- bill ibr aginccr, fireman, con* duetb. - , bast age-master, and tLe' pro rate wages of svHtohmcn, station agents, waichncu, track repairers, telegraph opera tors, .rad macLtrio-sbtp repairers, will amount lo three or fbnr times tbe sum Gen eral Birnsy states. Tak-e the whole year together, winter’s srfnrs rad spring’s floods, as well as rammer and’aut-amn fair weather, the I‘riroe cost of a trip-for a train from Chi cago to Rorirlsland ofrusck, con not be less than £l4O lo $l5O and tills tso exclusive of Wiarot track and bridges,--and the wear of the tra/ns other than repairs. Tho first cost cf trains of' all kinds, on all the railways of England, where'fuel and la bor arc cheap, are shown'* to Be sixty-five cents per mile lo cold, wWeh would be near ly equal to a drilar in onr'* currency. Tbe English estimate of cost is ns-follows : ** Malntena nco way and werks, IF cen’s ; !o eoTDoavo pow er, lucent# ; repain and renewal of ebsrrc*. 17 cunts ; rates and uwr, 8 cents ; duty, 7 cents ; comp enti-Kon for personal Injury oud lb>.« of -oode, 1 ecu*; legal and parliamentary ei p.-!,**.. , emt ; miscellaneous vrortine txpensea, ♦ ceot»; total,-65 «nta.” Maintenanc eof way and works on our •lightly built .road3-Is considerably greater than in F.nglan d oa their more enditriugiy constructed ral iways. And locomotive pow er (fuel) and op eraring expense *src consider ably more coall y in the West tbau iu Great Britain. We don’t belli ’vc It possible l« run- passen ger and freight trains on Illinois-railroads, the year round, forgone dollar per mile for the distance travelled. Gut calling the first cost a doll ir a mile, it can:easily be eiu>wn that the p ’resent tariffs for freight and passengers are n luch too high. Suppose a train of three coi iches with seventy-flvo pas sengers at SO-50 each,.runs to Rook- Island from Chicago, thi > proceeds will bo $457.50. To this add say $ 50 for- express matter, and SSOmoiefor carrying the mails; total, $587.50. From this deduct a dollar a mile for cost of rnaoing tbe trip, £lftS, which leaves fIIOJSO ca-tUe net profit < >f the trip, which is manl fsoUj too much at id conU be safely reduced by oue-thlrd, at'd *uch c.-redaction would re salt in having 125 lo ISO-passengers to carry, instead of 75. We deny General Bin cy's assertion - that the actual cost of trausp-jrtinga fiaeseogcr In the United States Is hut-Humitf or one tenth of a cent per mile. It Is absurd on- its face.- Jf every locomotive on every tnp had ten aoaches with fifty paiwcngers In each, It would still cost two mi3s to the company with the use of the un£s-aad train - .thrown •jp for nothing. The dead weight of the pas . sengers os third-class fre tgbt, .would’.- cost for each, a mill per mile. But alter making fbll . allowance fur the General’s errors, it is clearly demonstrable that .four cents a mile ■'for passengers, and fire cents a ton.per I mile for produce, arc extortionate rates on 1 the public, which loudly call for redaction. PUUSUNib. A Mr. J?no«bcrfier, of Waynesborav.PenasylTa ma, tell? how ho was swindled oat cf S3OU m gold hya pipay doctor. The gipsy a«pccd to care Vr. S. ol rhimamta.and made him either all the ttcunrc in the house, set U before.the doctor, who «as tone U In nine bees, while.the owner was to set with hi? back to toe oprmtor. The beg* «eic all arranged and tlid.wnb the injunction *li«t they were not to ho oposed for nine month*. Ibe nine mouth? bartaglennlnatcC. the bag? were opened,and Suowb nrct’« gold hadmeUed away. Messrs, dleabe A Elkina hare sold out lb- Sum ml! County <Uhlo> 2J»ecja v andUbasbccfttiarged In the Alter. Jovri'Ol, pcbli-hcd by Lace, tan The «dilors o! the Plymouth (Ind.) J?<psAK£«n, announce that they axu compelled to suspend the pubUcati-'u of ihtlr r-hvet for one week at Ica.-t— --probably lor a lom er period. Tlib ?tep is ren dei ed necessary by the condition of their finances. They assert that the credit system ha? broken them down, and ifthay revive the RtpvMican It business will be conducted exclusively on a cash basis. Cuod *alhorlty sera that Ur*. Bardell Cat nlncbam, wkowti reported lot on ilicunforre setc steamer Eveatng SUr, is at prercot icriding lo San Frarcico, ?hc. seven years ago. named* aimed Bayes- Sir. and Sirs. Chanacy Chsoln, of Grand Blau:, MichLau, ctlcbralcd Hie fify-nitiUi ot hcwmairlice on 1 la«U The dinnet übW was eetwttu dishes which were used on Uicir MVIIV CVV w» tiding day,'atd among the zest was an old cider pitcher, through which, Mr. Chapin Mia, duilcfi one winter had p*«scd filteoa barrels t l elder. Sir. fraplu is about dghty-tbrec yearacl ago, and la quite feeble. bhe familiar hymn, "Sweet Hoar of Prayer," *o popaia: in our Sunday School?, was written by Mis Crosby, a blind tady. We are grieved lo hear tbatsbuiain Indigent circumstances ard needs help. We are rare that this statement will sns posi prompt and liberal action on the part of our Sunday School Superintendents and teacher?. The sister of Bonce Greeley, Mrs. Cleveland, has Failed for Pari*. Mlsa Pauline Cleveland, who accompanies her mother, is a lady somewhat known u» literary' circles aa a writer of promise. She trill act as foreign correspondent for the Jr* Jovrrtcd of New York city while abroad. Bistort w ill not go to Richmond, Va., the man ager of the theatre bavin*’ tailed to raise the ne- i-vsfsry sum to secure her engagement. Twain, iha,California humorist, In a print ed rroaramu.e of a lecture ho was lately to five In >n *usv,' prepw"* w*n.wn,i« ttw> cannibal, propccihles ot the an3»m blinders, by deroaf ing a child 1c the presence of the andiercc, U , some lady would famish him one lor the occasion. B. B. I?pence,the sculptor,long a resident ot Rome, died In I*chora about the first of the month. Ills art reputation rests open "Jennie Beans,” ibe" Shepherd Bor/* and Iho " Finding ot Moses.” The Memphis Atalancht claim? that General B. G. Jlilk of Wanes County, Tennessee, was the last n iH'l officer who aatrendered hhasolf and forcc? x «nd who fousht the last battle of the war. Be was paroled at Chattanooga, on the 17th of May. 1865. fsaac RedfielJ, of Boston, formerly Chief Jas- Uet of Vermont, ha? accented tbe poelUon ot Cooueel for the Govcrmest, to look alter tbe cases now pcodug in Europe. A young Ballhaorvar, on a bender, was taken from a Detroit hacnio. one da; last week, atui fhipoed'honc tn charge of the Merchants' Union Express. Utiffin Taylor, one of the oldest and best-known merchant* of Cincinnati, died at hi* residence, m tbe tabarbr, Satmdsy morning. He landed there in I*l*. Mr. Stephen H-Phillip?, lately a citizen ofßos toc, >»*■ been appointed Attorney General by tbe King of the Sandwich Islands. James landcrdale recently died !o Washington County, Texas, at the advanced age o! ninety-six year*. Be was with Gcneial Jackson atthebat tle of New Orleans. GostJn reports .tho speedy return of General McClellan from the Coclinent, and that he will reside at bis country boaselnOrmnce.NewJency. It b said that General Schooler U to write a his tory of Massachusetts In the rebellion. George Tlckror, senior editor and propm'oro! the Keene (N. H.) Sentinel* died suddenly on Christmas aTemocn, aged forty-four. lie had bees in lecble health for several years. Dan Dry ant, the Irhb comedian, was Invited a let* days ago by the owner of a menagerie to viatt Ibe collection of animals In their winter quarters. The two Inspected the beasts after one cf Mr. Erjani'fTTerlnc performances was over; and ffio angry at being disturbed at such anun aea'onable hour, greeted them with all sort* of rude noises, until tbe elephant, who enjoyed a greater devrec of liberty than the rest, and was especially Indignant at being awakened for one man’s cariosity, seized tbe astonished aztor with bl? trunk, lifted Bryant high In the air.and after swinging him lo and to several rimes, thro whin away about twenty feet. The comolian fortu nately tell upon a pile ol hay, au< was more frighte: ed than hurt, A Ih>rii.ii Ic-t •!!> , rv 'o frarcs at a r*ris gambllug house, last mouth, in thiee n!ghu>’ pl*y- B, ; n WoOii won CyO.fV-0 or franc* In a «smglc ril lirg. I‘irt I Amnljw. JEUBOPE. Our London and Frankfori Cor- respondent. THE PJPAL POWER. . 757.000 . 370,000 . 450,000 .1,100,000 . 651,000 , 365,000 . 830,000 . 570,000 . 350.000 . 139,000 Extensile War Preparations in Rnssin. OCtt LONDON iETTBKL •The Bomin Question—French OeenpM* tlon of the Etemal City—Napoleon’s Programme a mystery—A Canard About the Empress Borne or Flo -1 ence for the Capital ?—Expedients to Save the Papal Throne irom Bum— The Pope’s Addroas to tne French Of- Words of Warning and menace. [Special Correspondence of the Chicago Tribune ] Loan ox, England, December J*. We are waiting as calmly as possible, but with almost breathless interest, for the re sult of the French evacuation of Home, to be finished to-day. Perhaps this Is a shade away from the truth, for on Monday morn ing the Pairie Informed us that It vale advices from Rome to the effect tutt four companies of French troops would re main until the end of December, In order to cl jsc the administration basinet* connected with the occupation. There is, to suspicions minds—and your correspondent confesses to being slow of faith In all matters that affect French sincerity—room In this announce, ment for a good deal of speculation, to say the least. I wonder, to begin with, why She P<ttrit alludes to a Roman Informant, when It is well-known to have the entree of the “back stairs of the Ministry.” It Is reasonable, too, to speculate whether this announce ment, so circuitously made, be nota “feeler” thrown out to gnage public opinion In France os to the propriety of staying, la Rome until Italy adds; to her promise not to invade Rome, a solemn renunciation of ail her claims upon It. There can be no reason for aching time to close ont the business of the bureaus In Rome; for the French have had two years to do that hi, and civilian em ployes are competent to tell any bacon or forage which maybe on hand at the bar racks. It is apparent that one soldier represent* log the French flag is Just as ranch a bar to Italy as a hundred thousand would be. To t-eua oil’ most ol the army, hot to retain enough to keep tire Italians and Romans on thtlr good behavior, or to provoke one or both to an outbreak,-might be tbe device of Ultramontancs to block up tho path of Italy. These gentlemen have worked inccs santly for the last month, have stimulated the fanaticism of French Catholics, aroused the fervor of French bishops, and latterly have talked much of their confidence-m the result. Whether this lUtlc announcement o? the J’afrfc covers their plan and an nounces their victory, to, therefore, »lair ' qntetion. Nobody expects to have the sense .of a French semi-official paper by a literal translation ; it is necessary to study between ‘the lines, and to make free use of a political I it is thrown ont by one of tbe translators Iwho proceeds on this correct principle that rthc lour companies remain to act as a ; body-gaard of the Empress, who, he adds,- will t-psnd Christmas Id Rome. Now this visit bytUc Empress is itself oneof those con venient eanards which the Government flies for some unexplained purpose-; bat no well informed person believes Eugenie will go to vtosi- tbe rope, while anybody will admit that such a proceeding would, trader certain cbv.mnfrlnnteu, bo a stroke of policy. Is the Government trying to find out whether the circumstances really exist or can be manu factured ? The Empress would go to Rome If by the visit she could secure the adoption of the French idea about Home bytbclloly Father. That Idea Is, that the Roman Court shall make a world of pretences in the - way of reform; and, in Abort, govern the Romans as-Nepoleon governs Fiance, by universal suffrage taken with bayonets. That the gay and not be licfcd-10-bc-100-prudbh Empress Is really in fcor of the loss of her soul in cuso Fib Nona loses hi? throne, to one of those childish bo ilers that newspaper readers ought not to in dulge. She manages the clerical party, as Prince Nupoleou manages tbe Liberals, so well that the Smuerur can always count ou the forbearance of this small but active fac tion; but that her public and published piety means more than this is hardly credi ble. With this:l dismiss as idle all the-chaU ter that the Empress to beseeching her lord tncoLSetilto her pious pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Peter- Some sort 01 honesty seems to me so inseparable from the most fanatical type of devotion, that I cannot believe the assumed- mother cf* the son of a Jewess would at one and tiie same time keep up a falsehood de signed to deceive toe French nation,-, and profess fear of eternal pain If they do not save to the Pope the remnants of ids earthly possessions. It tovimply part of that Na poleonic policy which looked brilliant until people found out bow It was done, ead-Lhat there were better though less pretentious players at the gamaof politics. But, to got bark <0 the troops, th~ cals have insisted, far some time that at the Inst Napoleon’s courage would fall l*:m and he would remain In Rome. Tbe leaving-four icmpsiiiios there after the expiration of the lime Used for their departure means some thing uot put dow> for vulgar rcalfcra of telegraphic despatches. If we lum to-Italy we may find a-betterreiue to tbe>*- this than Uic sale of wine barrels, ermteeus and old saddles at the barrack yards In Home. Italy, by a solemn act of her Parliament, in liGu, declared Rom« the capital ol Italy, as(l Las never repeated the act. Wa Lave t-eco told lu fables sc-vrral times within the nu’Dlh that General Fieury would ask at >'.on nee the repeal oßthia odious (Ic Route) statute, and the y , </.'r»«rccenlly declared. tii» uorepealed act of Parliament a plain, viola tion of the Convcntlomot September, amort Unwarrantable interference oy Italy Ja the ;idolts of Rome. Will French troops—one manor a thousand doss pot matter—stay in IN nie until the Parliament which meet* next euudsy shall repeal the law which.makes Mic Eternal City tho Metropolis of New United Jtalv? It so, they will stay .forever. There h no sentiment in Italy so powerful new as that of the sacred right of the nation to the old sovereign city of the Peninsula. A Ministry might defy this fortius- They nave dot.e worse thins? in Italian cabinets ; but to ask no Italian Parliament *» do this Is unite another matter. Now. it happens that the Ministry have no power to annul a law of. the * Assembly, and. It the desire of Napolcn. is gratified, it u.Uit be done by the somebody that made the obnoxious law.. It It, very easy to look over a map and sxy Florence is more central; to fill one's lungs • ithboncdufct (in Imaginalicß), and cry, ■•Rome is a sepulchre;'.’ to marsnal all the priests of Rome In the Compliaglio and ex claim, “there is no 100 m here for Victor Emanuel. 1 * Cut nations have their senti mental laws, and Itlsidle todlsrcgard them.. England would not willingly see Chester made the capital city, and. yet the tnosi powerful objection would he only a tenth mint. The nation cou)d not have been in duced. duting the war, to move the capitol of the United States farther north;.and-the mum objection would have been a sentiment, lit o.t* is a necessity of Italy, and Italy will have Rome and make it the capital. Rome Je.cquallv necessary to the Popes. It is ca#y to argue that Sardinia, Malta, or the Balearic Isles, or Jerusalem, or Constan tinople would be a great deal better as- capi tals of the provinces; but these checker- I beard politicians always forget the- moral 1 weights which enter into the value of. e*eti jowersiß the game of life. A Popo would be nothing if ho were not Roman. The city has garnered in It nil the associations, re cords, and sentimental interests which make the power of the Papacy. The world would not much care where else Ihcv went tf they ceased to fili the world with their clamor; but out of Rome they would lose half their nrestige and power. * Now there is room In Rome for both Victor Emanuel and Pio None. The Itall*ns insist that the experi ment ol having them together shall be fairly tried. Romeis a political, national, Italian sentiment, as well 83 a religious, ecloUstical, Papal one. The latter seems the fresher and the stronger because of recent exclusive posses sion. Bnt the Senate, which represented the national Idea, was abolished bv Flo Nono, only seventeen years ago, and the members who were then ousted from a form of power are more than hall of them still alive. That Senate U now claiming that Pio Kono is a usurper ; at all events he and bis kind have no right to the political government of Rome, which the age admits. “The consent of the governed 1 ' has become* an essential 1 title than the very respectable priest who fancies himself not only King, but King of | Kings. The Roman question la so largely a ques tion oftnoney, or of want of It, on the rapal fide, that another fact has its significance at this moment. A movement is said to be go ing on among the Catholic Power? to furnish the Pope a handsome civil list. Thai means money to pay his civil officers; but it b plain that every sous given him for this purpose disengages another which can -be invested in bayonets; and it is fairly queried whether tills be not a new artifice tor “ whipping the devil round the stamp.'* It most be borne in mind, nowever, that it is now said the suggestion came from Austria, ■the poorest and the weakest of the ploes Powers. It will probably share the fate of the Spmisfa proposition for an occupation oi Rome by all the Catholic Powers, Italy, per haps, excepted. It only shows you that lithe Papal throne foils, it will not be for lack of abundant expedients to sav® It from ruin. Not the least of these is me episcopal elo quence pf France and England. Half a dozen 1 prelates in France- ha*® issued pastoral let- I tors which, like tho*e ol the Holy Father, I have an air of mcmee which is quite incon -1 M*tent with our Actions of pastoral simpli- Manning recently said in Lon don that tbu was no time -to remove the tie-beams ef civilisation, or tear the roof-tree off the Christian world, and further warned Europe that to shift the centre of Chris tianity would convulse every nation in the WuKd- The Bishop of Paris, Darboy, Is the last to speak, and he is by no means so Imaginative or fervid as otbere. He even goes so for as to caution Intemperate friends of the Pope that they do him harm; and his pastoral bone of those curious exceptions for which newsmongers cannot account. For one thing the Ultra-Catholics cannot ac count, and that is. why twenty-five millions of Catholics in Italy cannot be trusted to se cure the free exercise of the Papal ecclesias tical autboritv in Rome. They cannot ex plain why Romars, always under the teach ings of Popes, should be So adverse to the* Papal temporal power. More sensible Cath olics see this difficulty In the paroxysms of Ultramontane arguments, ana agree with less pious people that Italy had better bo tried, since it would be easy to punish her. for violating the rights of the Pontiff as head of the church. As I close this letter I receive the text of the Pope’s address to the officers of the French garrison, and learn that the Imlt t4i, Beige declares that the jouruevof Eugenie to'Romo is fixed upon. The Bel gian paper has a reputation for enterprise, hut one condition or newspaper enterprise In this ago Is that cnc shall sometimes fly canards, and the Independence has a fine slock oi “dead dneka” of this species iaits files. “ Fixed upon” is too strong a word. The “ visit to the Pop?” is a “ tentative” as yet, d‘»rite the story that her rooms are taken for the ISth instant. Bat, here is what his Hoi Ineas said to the Freach officers: *• Before your departure, I wish to bid you fare well. Your flag left France to restore the Holy See. On Us departure u was accompanied by the unanimous good wishes of tbe nation. Tbe flat returns now to France; but 1 belie re ibatmaoy consciences trill not. be satisfied. 1 wish it to bo received to the same manner ah wben.UlcU France, bcl I doubt whether (bis will be the case. There must be no il'usious: tbe revolution will come to tbe gates of Home. It has been said. »hat Italy la complete. No, she la not complete; and if ebe exists as she is. It is because there remains ibis scrap of territory wb«re I am still at the present time. When this no longer re mains the ilsg of tbe revolution will float over the Italian capital. To reassure me, attempts are made to persuade me that Rome, by'the nature of its pompon, cannot be tbe capital of Italy. I am tratquU because I hare confidence In tbe Divine E refection. Go to France with nr benediction, et those who are able to approach the Emperor tell him that i pray for him and bis, and for bta tranquility. But be also must do something. France is the eldest daughter of the Church, but It docs cot suffice to wear tbe title—the right to wear It must be proved by deeds.” It l£ plain that In this speech PioNono has studied to express In the most guarded way the idea tbat the return of the Army of Oc conation Is unpopular in France, one of tbe delusions kept up by the Jesuits. He also blots obscurely that be may not bo in Home lone; at least be Is so understood by tbc Parts papers of yesterday; and it begins to fco rumored tbat tbe only way to keep him there Is to send tbe Empress to spend Christ mas with btm. What I long ago told yon Is equally true on tbls day, of the evacuation. Nobody In or out of Rome knows absolutely what the Pope win do. Spsuo. ora FBANKFoar letter. The Prnaslan Postal System—lnterest* Id£ Details of Its management—Aus tria Gone a» Begging—Bx-KlngGeorge In Exile—The TVTilms and Ingratitude of nonarclu. (Correspondence of the Chicago Tribune.] FnasKTOBT-ox-nu-UaiK, Dec. 1.1806. Among tbc noteworthy items of the Fi nance Minister's report to the Prussian Par latent la tbat In relation to the Postal De partment. Tbe net receipts of tbe depart ment for tbe year past amount to $C,7*5,9y0 in specie. Our Government would do well to look into this matter, for I am not certain tbat the Prussian system Is not better than ours. It Is acknowledged to be the best la Europe, next aflcuthe English. Tbc lucome Irom tbe post offices In Prussia averages 2.50 per cent of tbe entire State revenue, while lu Austria they yield but lAS per cent, and In VToxlcaaburg 0.01 '.others still less. Now I scarcely need state tbat this satisfactory return is not duo to thebigh rate of postage In Pruesti, bnt directly the contrary, for if Prussia ba»- taught tbc Continent anything, It Is that cheap postage hr profitable both to Govcrnmcst-aod people. Still, it is not info to loftr from the above figmes tbat the Prussian system so far sur passes our own, as tbc meri'eomporison of returns would lndicate, for !c Pru-»«, as in i all parts of Germany and Austria, there Is do express system. Such great companies as oar Adams Express or United States Ex press, arc entirely, unknown, and their func tions are assumed by the Government. There Is a branch of the postal system called the I'otte Tt*tarUe r Uvwhich wc have no equiv alent in Amcricd. ’tmiugh which books and .other heavy packages arc despatched, and msrc than that, the mail itself is divided into twoscctkms, cue of which is devoted to ordinary letters aci* newspapers, and the other to packages of* value. This Is ;lhe only institution oorresjmudiug.iti- any dcgi te to our vast expres > eompauies, but of couise, the amount of* business it transacts is comparatively Tbe Germans have no Idea of tbe despatch with which Ameri cans whirl great bulks of goods through the country by"* lightning express.” What they call express trains he ri'itthaeUzug) do not make fate of speed titan au accomo dation 'train in Amcifcv and the amount that tlwy carry Is trilling. Thousands of articles that we send by express and could not tolcrntp to send by any. oilier way, the Germans send by freight trains, or—never send. - Hence, to get at the true standard of comparison between our peel office re ceipts and the Prussian. It'will not do to add to thsir present figure, all or even the half of ihs-rccelpts of uni urpresscumpanies, since in neither one shape nor tbc other is there any. full equivalent f:a tbe latter in Prussia. By express treaty stipulations the Prussian postal syst-m la to be introdirnd into all the Mates oYtbe North German Confederation, except Saxony r and more thon-that, will be under Piusstan control, as well as the tele graphs. This will be an abridgment of their Fiecdom to extent, but they have no right to complain, fur hitherto the German postal system, outside of Prussia, has been, through tbe contemptible Bel* , eh;.ess and ntitedi'uviaaism of a dock of petty Princes, kept in a perennial chaos, the most perfect Imaginable. Imagine a space of country as large oji England and, perhaps. Saw York a:ad Pennsylvania, with sixteen distinct postal i ystema and sixteen sorts of postage stamps I An American is accustomed to en close a I a business corres|<ondcnt if be expects a (avoroVUim. but Ifouc attempts that her c he must expend a mouth’s salary to provl de himself with the various sorts in sulliclen t quantities. I don’t wonder that the Pnu:siace.became impatient and deter mined t>j put an cod to the nuisance, even if they we re obliged to use a little soft coercion. AfSTKIA GONE A-DEGOIXQ, I had occasion in a former letter to note the fact that.the committee assembled m this to audit the claims against, and di vide th e property of the late Coulcderatlon had dci :ided against Austria in the matter of a claim that her deputies had preferred. The - claim was that the fortresses built by the Con federation. nswcllasthe movable property therein, should be divided, that is, that Aus tria should he reimbursed tor her chare of the ejcpccv.?incurred In building them. This would be but the baldest justice, since Aus i tria contributed largely and can henceforth •receive nD-posiibleljcnetU from them. The ; cumnnttae.rciueed, however, and Austria has rincc made application to each of the Gov ernments in whose ten itorles these fortresses stand, hut they have severally declined, .on the ground that, if they are to be kept up bereafter, it must be at their own expense cutlre.y, so that if they reimburse Austria, it would cause them a double burden. Un fortunate Austria! Germany has become Prussianized in this regard ; it appears to be the policy of. every Statu to get what it can. acdkgcp gets. KX-KIXO GEORGE, ' Hanover, .Is demonstrating his relationship- to the ijuaJisU must unmistakably by hia stubbornness. 11c has taken up cosy quar ters in a portion of the Imperial palace of ..Vienna, lib is doubtful If Francis Joseph would hare given him the InVHntioa. if he .had supposed he would accept It), keep* a 'suite about him, orders bis Ministers and {Consuls la foreign lands as If he were still. ; "by the grace of 001* King of; Hanover," and refuses to give bis iravc a nJoase from ttelr oath, whet, it la Dr their Interest, .for that, of .Hanover an-1 not less for bis own to do so. Not only does ho. thereby cut. off all hope ol being permitted .to enjoy-his pri ‘vote possessions, but he is keeping hU offi cers 2i an unpleasant ard. atti tude,. The Berlin Pronociat. Corrttppfulmce makes the following just remarks *ou this hcadt “•Apert of the Hanoverian offerees, misled by -•rreoeoQ* counsels from the Ministers of (he late .VTNUCVUT MJUUniIS •• uui i UV V* .*.» King o( Danorer, are layering under thecocvlc lisa that they can continue to draw par without emem.p thc'FiUisiau ajuiy. Sacha claim must bt unconditionally rejseted. sltcr they have not higher right* as agaisrtthc Ibussian Government than they formerly hrld against the Uauorerian, andauchathlr.gconUroi have been done under the late King ot Hauever. Ih-ionly flection open < to these offerers is, either to enter Ibe Pra.splits army or rcttie on pensions The matter conM be vetv easily adjusted on this basis If the late King of discover did not still continue to regard them as bound by their oath to him. and refuse to re lease tfetm.rrutn as fuice. Ibe officers themselves arc hereby placed in a pulrfol situation, which la made mill worse i*y idle dreams of a spredy resto ration of the llanov* rlan tiymsly. nacorer isslUl a victim to the same delusions which often led him astray during the period of his reign,” Ac, It appears that Count Platen, Minister of the Interior to King George, and who is still with him. Is bis ’chief counsellor in tbb course of folly, and that be has told Hano verian officers that, a* officers In, full stand ing In the Hanoverian army, and not dis missed therefrom by any- dts* charge, or similar document, nor yet by any treaty with the King of Prussia (which fa true enough), they can continue to draw pay as lone as King George does not release them. "Now, all this matter Is simple enough, and I wonder tb* l • , »v •** I n »r should allow hlmscli to ho In doubt. Their claims are good enough, so far as forms go, and fnllv entitle them to a continuance Of \,m% Prussia won't allow them. Tticlr claims arc perfectly good, wily they are to unfortunate a* to have been made en tirely worthless by the act of conquest 1 That’s aIL It’s as cl-ar as day. sensei, css. One of the most senseless things that the not very wise Kirpof Prussia has committed within many mouths is to set down the name of his brother, Prince Charles, in the list of those to whom he intends to distribute the f 1,060.000 lately voted hr Parliament, and omit that of glorious old Vogelron Falckea stcln. Prince Charles U a crusty, crubbed, brainless and thoroughly-ungenlletnacly man, a man who thought it not beneath him to knock off the bat of an Austrian Mayor in Bohemia because, not know-jug his rank, he put it on too soon In bis presence; and he is thoroughly detested by nation and array alike. Bravo old von FalcKenstein, however, is the price snd glory of every man that is a Prussian. To him more than any other arc they indebted for the splendid campaign on the Main; hot thou he’s a yurrmu, God wot, and was onco In the ranks I Oust:. BUSStA War Preparations on a Grand Scale Again Announced. (Warsaw (December 8) CotTMpoadaace of Potra Journal.] Russia Is secretly arming to a considerable extent; the Tact Is undeniable. An Incredi ble activity prevails In her arsenals; she Is converting tbe old Infantry mnsKcts Into needle rides and fillin'* up the regiments; In short, she la potting herself in a condition to be prepared for any event next spring. Toe superior officer* believe they will be called upon to enter on a campaign at that period. However, it is only stating the truth to say that up to tbe present no change has been made In tbe cantonments of the Russian army, and that the military force has not been Increased in the Kingdom of Poland. The Austrian frontier is as pare of Russian troops as !n ordinary times. A considerable number of young men, natives of Galicia, who had taken part in tbe last Polish Insur rection, have Just passed through Warsaw. They had been sent to Siberia, bat the Russian Government, at the Instance of the Cabinet of Vienna, has lately set them at liberty, and they arc returning to tbeir homes. Scarcely half of these young men. it is perceived with regret, have come back; the others found their- death in Siberia, as much from the journey and the climate as from the painful labor to which they were subjected. A St. Petersburg telegram of the Sth says: “An Imperial ukase Issued to-day states that he relations of Russia with Rome having been broken off, and the convention of 1917 with the Holy See, and ali other arrange nvnte in reference to the Roman Catholic Chnrch having consequently lofittbcirvalnc, the affairs relating to the Catholics in Rus sia arc again to be placed nndcrtbe direction of the authorities who, in accordance with the existing laws, arc entrusted with the control of public worship In Russia and Po land. BT OCEAN TELEGRAPH, I/O3sox, December 23. ss&uit or m obkat ocsait nonr sack. The yacht Henrietta, arrived at Cowce at 5:43 this afternoon. / The ulp was made In about fourteen days. Loitdos, December 26. The yacht Fleetwla* arrived at Cowes at 3 this morning. The Vesta arrived «1'3:30 this morn ing. Lownox, December 28. The yacht Henrietta made Ihe trip, calculating the difference between London and Xew York time, fn thirteen days and twenty-three hours fifty-right minutes, beating the Pleelwlog eight hours fifteen nun nice, and Vesta Rise hoars fifteen mmoles. Members of the Boys! Yacht Squadron will give the yachtmcn a formal recep tion. This race, and Its quick time, is creating a sensation in France and England. The beet ran that the yacht Henrietta made In one day waa two hundred and eighty miles, and the least run the made in one day was one bon* died and thirteen miles. She made the entire passage across the ocean wltn bat one tack, and did not lose even a rope. The HearTetta Is every •where looked upon os one of the best and Cutest yachts that ere* salted the ocean, and is greatly admired by everybody. Lorrnov. December 87—Kooa. The yacht Fleetwmg lost six men and her Jib boom on the Soib inf tant. The yacht Vesta is all right, and would hare been within two hoars of the winner but for an error In her oUot. The London Tttmt compliments the Ameri can yachtmcn. for the last lime they made with thtlr crafts, ard for the great skin displayed la the managem* y- >' them. Lcaoow, December 57—Evening. The Boyal Yacht Squadron have Invited the American yachtmcn to a grand banquet on Friday evening. • fcTtrazss desodbckd. Ltetbpool, December 36. General MUJen, lor several years connected with the Fenian organization, publicly dei tranced Stephens as a bimbo? cheat, and warns hla coos* try men against him. L05D05, December 36. The friend? of Gordon, executed at Jamaica by order of Governor Eyre, have brongbt the nut ter before the courts, which will determine hie responsibility therefor. • Lohdov, December Ss—Erenlag. It u confirmed that the French expedition to Corea has proved a total failure. gTEiX XBBXTAIS. LrrmnrooL, December 27—-Noon. Tbo ateamahlp Denmark* from New York, ar rived here this forenoon. Lxttbpool, December 27—Evening. The §le*m?hip America, from New York, ar rived here this afternoon. JUvna, December 27—Evening. The steasuhip Europe, from New York, has ar rived'here. pasto rs the islasd or'xntoccA- London, December 27—Evening. A panic is reported at owlcg to a ru

mor that the United States bad demanded lu ces sion from-Spasa. ITILT. Eoxx, December?*—Evening. ilezzSit l ba« issued a atining-'appcal to tho Jlomans to- ns<r and proclaim ibe Republic of Daly. AUSTRIA. , ‘Tievna, December*!?—Noon. It fa-removed here that changes- arc about being road tin-the Cabinet. Forelca markets.’ lisj Ocean lelegrat h.J Loxno.v, DeccmfaCT 2S. Flvc-TwvntiP,' 7iMQ,72'4 ; Erie, ; lUalefc* Ceo trails*. Consols closed si W for money; Illinois Central, 73 X l Erie, *6* i 5-2a.577K. I.iTxcrooi, December 2G— Bvcalng.7s Cotton—Salts cf cotton tc-day 13,000 bales—market closing with an idvaaoe of Hd. Middling uplaaos are quoted at ll.Sd. LoxpcC, December 27—Neoe.* romots-OOM fir-money; £>3B% 71« f; Illinois Ct-n --tnt, 79; Eric, 46k.- • Lrvxsroot .-December ft—Noes. Cotter—Ultimate* sales to-day will 'each 13.C30 bales. Middling up lands are quoted at lixd. Ukcuox, Deoambersi—Evening. lUlsols Vs Erie. (6: i-M, a*. Lit txroot, December /7—Evcalnc. . CotTOJf—Sates los*y 15,000 betas, market closing steady at 10»d fi>r nplands. [Fy Steamer.) Lomdob, December It. The London money narket on the Uth was steady, block ofcotloa at Llvervod was 451,33) lbs. Includ ing lbs American; Wlcat—Firm for winter red and Southern itsa ’ c«.lit—Easier, at a de£Q»of IBQSd per quarter on the T^tk. Detf— Declining. t vet— J<owtr. Eciznlcua—lTrrnvr; reined, scarce. B\ STEAMSHIPS Umlls of (tar neest Colliery ExplMlani- Fstiaa Exelienm . nMitloff- United Claims cumldim French —The Pape not to l*cavo Itome—Marshal Baznlne to >‘i«potcci»—Rapture Looked for between Greece and Turner—Further Cor* reapondence beufren Minister; Kids agd Cardinal Antoaclli. - Saw Yoke, November S3.—The steamer Aus trdasian. irora Liverpool, December 13th, came up this morning, bavin* been aground. The steamer Tasman 1 * arrived at Southampton with yellow fever on board, from the. WmTuai-:e. She bad ninety-six cases amt twenty-ore deaths on the passage. Details of (he explosion at Hie Take colliery .-.bow Bl> deaths. The second caused twenty-eight more deaths, mostly mining entri- 1 i>. and firemen ot muchborl>«g collieries. Two mure explosions on the same day caused the search to bo aiispcndad. Atto her explosion oc curred sear Staflordsalxe, and (oortcaa Uvea were . The Fenian alarm is reported subsiding In Ire .land, aud so more aicest* are reported, Tne claims again*! M. Arman, in France, by the • United Maw*, u francs, whicn is the emeusi paid by the Confederate* ships of £irw Took, December 29.— Foreign news states Hut tic mission Floury to Florence rclrra solely to the Roman question. > II jflca of the Pope** leaving itcmcare a'oaa ilniirri | i-tvcml proclarotlons haw been seis'd In Fau bourg St. Denis Pul*, iucldng the revolution in frtialn, under the lead of General, Prim. Marshal Bam lac telegraphed Napoleon Decem- as follows t “Maximilian is bMII lo Mexi co, and Las sul- decided regardla* hu future movements. . “The eracmllon of Mexico, requiring to be completed by .Marvh is urgent. Transports sfaoald a:rive without delay. Gerera! tfccrmtn and Mm l«-ter Campbell armed at Vent Omx on the 20;b. and left on the JJd. They appear to be animated by sentiments ox the most cotcHlatuxy character." Tb*> \Tenm,./oeas says: ** A rupture between Greece aim Turkey Is inevitable " I'no hundred bouses hare been destroyed by fire at Bone Sour. Cidna. Civil war iisuapended In Jipsn- A Pari? letter inserts that an expedition is pre paring is the United Slates toaldtbeCrelacinsor “*General Sloe, Untied State* Minister to Rome, hrg had further correspondence wi h Car dinal ArtoneVll, respecting ihe alleged recom tnerdallcn of the Pope to our Minuter to embroil Canada ard the United states . Traesporta were to sailon the 20th to bring back French Stoops from Mexico. from: ttashogtos. WijEnrscros, December 29. S7KUATT. 6 4I.UMI* VWansoTOK. December i9.—The Navy Depart ment has received no Information tuat Surratt wUlbe brought w this country on the S-tatara. ItUnotinorooableho may be t'ansferred to-an offiac vest cl. PAUDOSXD. Jtffirsoa Wilber, son ol ihe cx-Confedcratg,.baa been pardonert bv the President. LAST) 13 AID or A SHIP CAKAZw . Hon. Mr. Hill, ageutfor a Michigan company, has filed with *bo General Land Office a list of rnbllc lands eel* tied, embracing one hundred thousand allowed by set of Congress to aid the confirncilin of a ship canal fromuikc Supe rior to Lac La Belle. PATETW. The second issue ol patents for January will be made cn the sth. One hundred and fifty will be issued. SATIOXAZ. HAXE itCtttim. The Treasoror ot the United States colds as se cntUles the circulation of National Banks. Kun,cc,tso; deposltoites o' public moneys, S3P,£3LW; total, ISW.WWSSO. rniMMT IS?CZn, The total amount of currency Issued to date, s3Cf,T3i,‘J3l. Deducting currency returned. In cluding worn out rotes, the actual circulation is f*S,6iO,s*». FROX SF. LOUIS. Hx-Confedernte OOeer Tried for Vaaroncr— ailluln IO be Uecailed from Lexinston— (■evernar Flctcher'a lle?p-lche«f«ibo Mi*. Mart Sennrom— .nl»6*nrt Wsr Clatnu— m--»—PariicaU.r* oftbeUeccnt Massacre of s?oldtera on ino Plalne. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] St. Lons, Dxember hi Clinton Dorbridge, the former Confederate spy, cad sow a paroled Confederate officer, was tried and acquitted ot vagrancy to-day, thoogh police* mca evote be-bore the reputation of a common gambler and vagrant. Amngemcnts bave been completed for with drawing ibe militia from Ixalngton, Judge rttll ard other Conservatives guaranteeing the enforce ment ofthe »aws. They coopduicut the militia nn their general ccod behavior. It b under stood that one company oftblrtymeo ore to be left to perform police dntr, to prevent mischief. Governor Fletcher’s despatches to tbeSlUaosrl Senators are published. ue Plates that Missouri would sol peimit interference is a mattgp purely load. His former ccspatche* to General Utauc miscarried, otherwise the troops would hiv«- t«cu ordered to Lexington. 'Am «ooq u General Grant received it bo ordered the troops removed. The Commission appointed by the Governor to audit the claims ot Missouri for war expenses, under the Congresionai act appropriating seven million? to pay the same, has approved them. The expenditures were six and a half million dollars, it is hetieved'the payment of these claims will Improve the finances of Missouri, so as to insure the future payment of oor bUtc interest rega* T?e river is fall of Coating Ice. and ferry boat navigation is more difficult- Iho cold weather continues, ana If the river recedes, much more of . a gorge Is likely. br. louts, December 22.—Tho following brief particular* of the recent massacre os the Plains are received. On the 3J?t Inst., a detstebaent of troops consisting of eljbty-foor men and officers started from Port Phil. Kearney, taking the road to Montana. When five mi ea from the fort the troops were attacked and surrounded by 2.000 In dians, and aftera most desperate fight every one waa killed, ll Is reported that the loss of the In dians grcaUvcxcc<ced»he number of troops en gaged. Sufficient rrinforceaent* have been seat from Fort Laramie to protect the military posts along that route. FROM ST. PAUL. Another Treaty With the Sloax Indians— Trouble Aristas From the New Ulna Trag edy-Sixteen Below zero. [t pedal Despatch to tbe Chicago*Tribune.} St. Pam, Minn., December S 3. Benjamin Thompson, of tuts city, has Just re ceived o«d«* to take twenty of the leading Chiefs of the Sissr'on and Wspeton Sioux to Washing- Incton lo make a treaty ot peace. An extensive and expensive commission visited the frontier more than a year ago and made a treaty with the came Indians, but it seems U did not bold, or else comeledy wants to make a few thousand dollars and so getjtp enotbertreaty. Mr. Thomp son Uft fjr the frontier «o-d*T. Tbe report reaches here that two hundred ali en* of Mankato have taken a piece of artillery and other anna, and gone,to New Dim to de mand the bodls of Campbell and Llscomh. who were bung by a mob ob Christmas. Great eg cltoment exists in that locality, and If tbe New Uim people Mill ro'uso to surrender the bodies more Moooahedmay ensue. The mercury reached sixteen below zero this noou.nitb a bright sun shining. FEOH.QCEICr, lit. Brutal Outrage—The Pleating Seaaon—Tho Packing Business— Work Commenced an the Bridge to Crons Ibe 31l»ili«ppi, Arc. - (Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] December 33. A most horrible outrage aas committed upon abide child, a colored girl elght’yeara old, by a bmle in human lona, a white man, and married at that, and harmg a family. Tbe man bat left the dly, and it it cot probable that be will be brought to justice. Suppose the child had been white and the brute b’ack, you would hare beard of a storm cf indignation, and no doubt of tbe catching and hanging of tbe miscreant. Two sharing rings hare been opened to this city, and me well patronized, notwithstanding iberuia smooth Ic’’on be bay. Pork pacUlcg does not progress very briskly, bnt I am (old that there Is a lan-e quantity In tbe country. Tbebrldge over the Mississippi hasboen located, and work commenced. EOhrts are being made to have the next State Fair located bcre. Meetings to that end bare been held. We&ther cold and freezing. FBOM MADISON. Grand Renolnd of Veterans—Ball by the Brotherhood ot Emnutera—The Weather* (special Iteapatch to tbe Chicago Trlbune.i Manisow. Wls. December S 3. There Is to bo a gtand reunion bere on tbe Slat, of veterans ol tbc Fifteenth Wisconsin Regiment. composed of Scandinavians, which won high hon or during the war. A large defecation expected frem your city. Great preparation is making tbdr reception by the Scandinavians bere. Geo rials Wililch and Carlin, with whom the regiment loogtt, are expected and a great time is antici pated. Tbe Brotherhood of Locomotive Eggiaccra on the lines running Into this diy.dvc a grand boll on New Yew's eve. Weather dry; thermometer four degrees below, this morning six; above, this noon: oed eight; above, to-mgbt. FEOH LOJiDOS, C. W. shocking Baflmd Accident—Several Per* •oDs'fiadty Injured—The Weather* [Special Despatch to the Chicago Trloaac.l Losdos, C. W,, December^. A shocking accident took place this morning on the Great Western Railroad* near Komoka. An emigrant train going vest ran into the rear end of the Sarnia train, telescoping (be passenger and hsgeage cars* resnnlr.gia seriously Injuring lonr women and eight men* one of the latter. His thought, fniallr. Cannot ascertain the names. Weather pleasant; good sleighing. THE CHEAT STOEM AT THE EAST. The Fall of Scow at Tarloos Points—Condi" tioo of the ttnllronds— Lame Accnmnla tleel el Pauenecn nod Prelsbt. Moktbeal, December 23.—A heavy mow fell during the last two days, the mod blowing a hunlcanc. AH Uaiua bellied lime. Mcanvaxe, Pa., December 23.—ft has been growing for the past forty-eight boars, and is still snowing. - ihe scow Is two reel deep. New You, December 23. —The weather fa clear Ibis morning. Mercury is decrees above zero. DuvT.MX). December 29.—The Lake Shore Head Is still blocked but as the wind baa subsided 11 nil] soon be cleared. The Great Western is unobstructed. TLo Grand Trunk is blocked. ’lbe Atlantic Great Western betwstn- Sala manca and Cleveland Is reported clear. Emc. Pa., December S3.—in consequence of tbc snow blcckade ibcn* jb a largo accmmUaiioa of Eastern bound freights here and at points wcet, nbicb (be Empire line Is forwarding as rapidly as possible over the Philadelphia & Erie Hood, that being {be only route open eastward. Passengers are also accumulating here, and at Dunkirk there nic large numbers. Blitalo, December 23.—Nomalls were received ibis aftemooa from the Eaai or West. The mar kets arc unchanged and quiet. MEXICO. Jnnrez Declares that (be- United States Wants no !tc*lc«n Tcrrtiorj— No Coaflr* raatumof tho Reported'Hanging of Eseo bctlo. Ntw Yens, December 29.—A Cblhnahua letter of the 4th elves teconnts of a grand ball given by •tnarez. At the banquet Gcul-ral Lew Wallace •proposed a toast- to Mexico and the Mexican States. rresldcnv-Tnares, In reppo tiding to the toast said, speaking ol Ihe United Silica: “They do not desire any more oC our territory; the? wifi not Insult os by asking ns for It.’* ■ Tie official periodical of the Government ears: -** Ihe toea that a Republican Government la dis posed to cede territory to the United' Slate.* la ab solutely falft*.” . No official informrilon of the barging of E*co ,bcdo has been received at headquarters at New G»l«ne. 111031 XMV lOKK- routine of the Pren-ta Ex-Minister Montho •w»—Mcvr nuciOlDrtnU acd Whisker J*pccn* lat I on—Male of Oi'cak rilcamenr—Prospect ■»t Another FilUbasterExpedition-Asatast Cuba—Art Items; Isv, Ifhw Tonx, Dt’ccmlwr S3.—Ex-Mlnbtcr Moo tholoe sailed to-day for Prance. Tbs Congressional Investigating Committee into the Custom House fraud? horn show that one official made upwards of above his sal ary. Tha-steamships Atlsxticsnd Baltic were sold for ten thousand dnlKre,-Isaac Taylor, as O os'ee, becoming Ibc nnrebsser;- There are Hens to the amount of half a million dollars on the vends. • The -Hutting Gasttf* states that no orgnxteaitou v ill rbo: tly be commenced here, for the purpose or rcvojntloiixiog Cuba. .It is chiefly composed of Cubans, who. like nearly all their race, desire to »ev#r the connection oi Cuba with Spam. ProTwor S. P. D. Moirebassent }7,(WO to Paris, to pm cieie Washington Alla ton's Jercailaivwhich he wllLprrs<ntlo tbo lla.e school of Fine Arts. It is-reported that Collector Smythe has ro ?he attempted assassination of Emil Jest, last Monday night, la itill a mystery. Jos: Is rapidly recovering. nrd vill be able to throw liebt on tao etiasgi* occurrence. Nothing m the hocao was tnbriog. The door fastenings were undisturbed. Three monsand dollars worth of Jewelry, In the iroom at the tunc of the sbootmc, was not tooebed. ■j be asuuslns are suppased to hare entstsd by a ladder n> the bach yard. A tm» broke out lost night at No. 03 Church street. Stevens, Pelxalla* Co. occnoted the first Hoor baseiacrl; Sanncl Meyer & Co. the sec ond flow; Zeller Jc Co. the third floor. Damage •o the store of the first firm, conaUilug of cloth ing, 1# IA00U; S. Meyer £ i’o-, dealers In tailors’ trimminee, lose ?lO,UOO ; Zcilcr & Co., dealers la children's ctoOiinr. damage by fire and water, 510,000.. The building was owned by D. Homer; insured. FROM THE PACIFIC COAST. I’atHßCers Detainee at Sicansne-Saner Commenced on the Southern PaciQc Kail* romj. Sak FiUKeisca,. December 9i—Steamer .Mores Taylor, of Nicaragua. which arrived lure In h-iilast, was two days over her titrx, when the steamer agent in Nicaragua, December Sth, sent the Taylor to this port; as a consequence 690 j-ssseugrr*, including United Slates troops, who leu New York oc the 2Plh of November,are detained in Nicaragua, and cannot, arrive acre until ibe return of the steamer America, duo January 20ih, thus- being fall two months on the The purvey ct the Sonihcra Pacific Uiilroai bu rommencod. A large amount of stock has been takes, ai.dtbere will be no difficulty In ila popiog of the remainder. Ground will be broknn next spring. _ Kiln has been falling slecJDy here to-dty. Mercury 6-!4- FRO3I PHILADELPHIA. Work of the Consimsstoaa! Coraniltrec on Internal Bevcnue I'rand*—cotton. aod Wool .Uoßßfnrtorrw ink tor ihe .Abrosni lloa of the Five per Cent Taxon (heir Fro* dacts- pinuirrwm. December 29.—'The Coogrewlon al Committee on Irauds on the Internal. Revenue have unearthed some astounding caeca hero of corruption am- uc __ _ At a meeting at the Board of Trade- rooms to day a large number ol cotton ami wool manu facturer* agreed to memorialize Congress to ab rogate tbenve per ceui lax on manufactures, a*id unexwlre address It concerning their interests. A committee was to go to Washington. rnos BALTISOBE. The Police Commissioner Imbroglio—Sait for Ftire Imprisonment Wlihdmwn bv the Acre Hoard— governor Proba* bly be Chosen United States siennfor. Baltdioce, December 29.—-ihe Board of Police Commission'rs have withdrawn the sultagainst the old Board for false Imprisonment. The Legislature meets on Wednesday. Oliver jlilkn, lT Anne Arundel County, will probably bo elected Sj>eaker, and Governor Swann chosen aa United States Senator. FBOH 210XIG03IERT, ALA. X (teorsin CosGTCssmnn'a Opinion ot the Prospects of the Sosthern Stale*. MorrtuoAttrr, Ala-, December 89.—Oar Con* pressman elect, Ondsre Wiley, just returned from Washing lob, expresses the opinion that If the Pculheru States ratify the Constitutional Amend ment their Representatives wilt ho admitted io vuegreea, ana u they renuc they wiL be territo rial med. The New York World on the New Telegraph dmavrmeat. New Toss, December £3.—The World contra dicta the mendacious statement of the 'Jlmtt that l: wanted to get bade lato the .Associated Dress and denounces it as a- “ Ue for a sinister purpose.” to stop the daily exodos of journal* all over uto country from the Asso ciated Pro.*?. The H'orW says it nre»ers payingany amount fer alt the news as lomlabed by the United States and European New* Association, to paying about 'sL2£Vpcrv.«kfoMhe stale news of the Asso ciated Press monopoly. The World points onC how the Btfdd pr.nts special cable news, cheats Us eoTtfvdciates, sod cow, as heretofore, violates aU Us agreements with impunity, and the Sing monopoly date not enforce its rales. Vrc Wit la rays the United State* and European Association Is furnishing fresh and weli complied news to two or three times aa many journals as the King, and nulcr the support of thd lire Jour* nils of the country, and lbs public, has distanced all competitors. _ Lewisville Items. I oris vatu, December 23.—The police arrested Wn». Hewey and wi r e for haring a Urge amount of tlokn £Oods of various kinds, among them dry' goods, and postage stamps, stolen from Thomas Hicks, Postmaster In olflham County, ct tr Westport, on the night of the Viih instant. Pcrkma, the wife murderer, is convalescer-t- Uehas been arrested acd removed to the hos pital. President oftheNew Hnrea Railroad Killed bribe Car*. Kouwaia, Conc~ December. 23.—Mr. S canton, Prrjidcnl of the New Haven Railroad, slipped iTMn 3 platform here this rooming, and wa* al most instantly killed, the cars passing over Ins hi pa. Pnmsrtvaala Legislature- niT-rmniT-gc p*., December 29. —A quorum of both branches of the Legislature has arrived. J. R. Daoslcson, of the Philadelphia Frtst, has been appointed Write Secretary by the Gover nor. Damage to Newfoundland Telegraph Line*. BmftT, jf. December29.—The Newfound land tele_raph lines were prostrated lor many cities In extent by the terrible gale of Wednesday. The company arc working‘energetically to put them hi order. ' Ovation t* General Joe Johnston* Mrxrnts, December 29.—A superb ovation was even to General i oe Johnston, at Holly Springs, la*., on Thursday tight Be relumed to Selma yesterday. . Arrest of a Thief. Sct Aimxjnr, Dec. 23.—John Styer, arrested to dar, had a larre quantity of stolen goods front znercLatis of Louisville and New Albany found lu hl« possession. Styer was contained to the LoaisvQLie Jsfl. Fntal Carnage Accident. Namratx. December 29.—W. A. W.v I, r r Bca nhls, vi; killed yesterday, near Franklin, by the upsetting of bis ongsy. important from Mexico* Departure of tlio Freud* Doops-Ncw military Division «r GieFmplro—Vl dntirrl, inrjla, mramon, warqnez— Tire F.mperor nt I*ueb:«—Seizure of tlie Vera crnz Custom Hnuse by tbo French—Tl»o French carrying off ibis Silver—Lively noveuems of tbc Lib* era Is, [From the New Orleans Picayune, December 25.1 The steamship Mexico, Captain Poindex ter, from Vera Cruz the morning of the 18th, arrived at this port last night. She brought some forty or fiftV’pasicngers. The Mexican Opera Company, bound to New Orleans, tried to get passage on her, but they were finally compelled to take passage on a sail ing vc&el. They were expected io saQ about the 28d. The Emperor Maximilian has removed from Orizaba to Puebla, for the purpose of more deliberately taking steps for the perpetnity of the Empire. The Council, some time since in session at Orizaba, has returned to the City of Mexico. The Church party have pledged $10,000,000 and^O,ooo men, for Immediate use, to sus tain the Empire. The money will be raised at once by forced and voluntary loans. The French troops have already began to embark for France. One thousand went on shipboard tbc morning of the IStb, when the Mexico was leaving. There are several other transports at Vera Cruz, and more are expected. All the French troops are con centrating on tbc highways leading to Vera Crnz, and'will be embarked as soon as possi ble. So far as the Imperialists are con cerned, they seem to desire the early depar ture of the French. The talk among tbo na tives at the capital is. “ We will first get rid of the French and then of Maximilian.” Toe embnrkalion of tbc French was tbc talk all through.the country, but there ex citement, only quiet satisfaction. Tbc French ore sold to have, monopolized all the trade of the country, by introducing French goods as military goods, which were not each, without paving duties, and thus underselling the resident merchants. They also, on the morning of tbc 12tb, seized the Vera Crnz Custom House, with $200,000 in coin, which they transported to the Frfnch packet Eugenie. A condncta of $400,0)0’ trom above, went on board the same packet, making ScOO.COO for France. The Eugenie sailed on tbe 16tb. The breach between the Emperor Maxi-' milian and Marshal Bazasnc is daily widen ing. Max. no longer couateon him for sup port, but rather desires his absence. Tbe Kdo/itU, Marshal Baeainc’s [organ at the capital, was sosnended on the 10th Inst., by order from the Ministry,. Tbe Empire has been divided into four grand military divisions, with Vldaurri, Me jia, Mlramon and Marquez in command of each. They arc all Mexicans by birth, and, from tbe beginning, adherents of the Church and Imperial pr rty. Vldaurri has command of tbe northernmost division, Mejia of tbc next, Mlramon of the country in which the capita] Is located, and Marquez of the south ern or fourth division. They have each and ail promised to bring the whole country into unbon with the Empire and under its gov ernment. The Liberals now hold nearly all the Pa cific cout, and it was rumored at Vera Crus that they had captured San Lais Potosi.- It was said that Mejia, on evacuating, had re tired into the Sio.ras. The Liberals are eaid to be 'well armed and clad, and the large or* conizations arc said to bo creditable. The smaller guerilla band? are nothing bat rob bers. The lower portion of the upper section of the Imperial Railroad. which runs from the City of Mexico to Apasaco, S 7 miles. Is held by the Liberal General llodrignez, with 2,500 men. They commanded the travel to the capital, and the goods bonud thither. On the Sd and dthof December the Liber als made a raid on' San Juan, Teotihuacan, , and Otumba, the pyramids, 30 miles from the capital, and pillaged the country, and levied forced loans. Travel from Vera Cruz to the city of Mex ico is now pretty safe on account of the rapid movements of the French, bat everywhere else it is said to be unsafe. The general opinion is* that Maximilian -will not, In the long run, be able to sustain himself, bat will dually he compelled to quit 'the eoun.ry. CANDIA. Tlie Lon of Life at me Monastery of ArkadliU [From the Fall Mall Gazette, December 11] So 'extraordinary and desperate an act oi heroism as that which has just ennobled the cause of the Cretan insurgents at the Monas tery. of Arkadbi should not, if bo allowed to pass down to posterity with any inadequacy or want of authentication about its details. There Is uo doubt whatever, as ' to tb r bet itself, though the absurd figures with which it wits at drst announced from Corfu naturally Induced every one to consign It to ti** fame Umbo as that to which we have long been accustomed to hand overall telegrams from Corfn, and notably the Im mediately preceding one claiming a victory with a loss of 8,000 Turks filled and 2,000 taken prisoners. It is not clear even Set whether the monastery was blown up by 'oroncos springing hlsmine before abandon ing it, or whether the monks fired the pow der magazine after the Turks had stormed Jt and were in complete possession of It; nor is there onythlng like approximate certainty as to the'numbers on cither side who have perished. To ascertain these points is the province of history, nud we may trust that the great-historian who acts as the Times' correspondent at Athens will investigate them tolly, and thus filljup tbs necessarily brief description in outline which he bos just tent us. - indeed, if he does not. we ranch: fcarthrt no one else will be able to do It properly, however willing. For the moment. It would be almost Imper tinent minutely to criticize the details of so grand and tragic an act of de votion-one. however, more than once paralleled, though on a tar smaller scale, la the old-Greek revolution. We love to asso ciate great deeds of*this kind with the name of a. single leading mind; bat as yet such fails na now, as It nearly docs In modem Greek history. The nauo-of Yorghakl, of Mouvt.olympos, Iho HumcUoie captain who blew-himself up m the Moldavian Monastery of Seko, to which he had cut bis way with much address and bravery in the open field, at tho close of the premotor* and misdi rected campaign on the Danube, which pre luded. the true Greek insurrection of ls2l, may yn remain for the representative - of Greek patriotic self-devotion—os after that of Constantine Kanaris—it fa' likewise the only exception to Fmlay’B stem sentence of Judgment* on ..tho-f whole involution: “>o eminent man"stands for ward as the representative of thfe- ifatiou’s virtues. 1 ’ Up to the present time, almost without exception, wa.-have been apathetic and sparing 01 sentiment as regards the Cre tan, movement, and the Greeks have only to thank themselves fuc this result, brought about by the bewilderment into which their preposterous telegrams have thrown no. An event of this klndos cot unlikely to stir onr sympathies to some depth. But It b not likely to make ns Intervene, much, less to . make France Intervene, when such interven tion must of necessity adopt one- or the other alternative—either of expropriating and rcsloring;/),000 Mussulmans, or of aban doning themtothe mercies of men in hot blood who wunid destroy them in a week. If England fcr.Francc, or both together, in tervene, they will simply be compelled to occupy the island. On'other terms interven tion is but idle talk. THE SOS, OP NAPOLEON BONA* PAUTE, Ida Hclatlona tilth Faany EUaler, The search after the relics, writes a Paris com-BpOLdeut, btlonglng to the Duke de Keichstadt, King of Rome,.has ended in the si curing ot several most interesting souve nirs, to lie placed in the Mapoleon gallery of the Louvre. The life ot this son of 'the great Emperor who, according to the touch icg epitaph written by himself for his own tomb, ** was born King of Rome, and died a Licntenant in the Austrian service,” waa too short to admit of any very voluminous record. The souvenirs now brought to Paris have been wholly furnished by the weil-rcmcm bertd dansense, Fanny Ellslcr, who lives in the strict retirement of a countrvllfe near the Hapuc, occupied solely in ihe cultivation of a certain specks of rose, which she has brought to the highest perfection. By the fortune left her by added to that ac quired by her own industry and talent, she is enabled to lead the easy life of a chite : lalne, and while her leisure time la occupied with the cultivation of dowers, her heart is fnl'v occupied liscwise with the cultivation of all her . tender souvenirs of the-court of Vienna, and the place she once occupied thereat, with the full consent and approba tion of every member of the Imperial umilv. The story of the loves of the Doc de Relch stadt Is short and sad enough. Disgusted with the restraint of the life at Court, wounded by the position to which his birth had consigned him among the proud arch dukes. his high-born relatives, be was wont t o stall away Into the country to enjoy soli tude ind the contemplation of nature, at a little village near Vienna. The doctors hid foretold that unless some interest Is Ufe were offered to this sensitive, nervous youth, he must; of necessity, sink Into atrophy and wither away In consumption. Many and many a hope had been raised of his forming an attachment which might throw som "in terest around his existence, and ward off the emtri.wfaich was killing him by Inches. ’ But the conviction that the opportunities thus afforded him were but snares of tho en emy to set a spy over him in his most un guarded moments, kept him on the watch, end he never once yielded to the tempta tion.’ Bnt the moment came for him as it comes for all men. He became struck with the grace ard beauty of his landlady’s niece, a girl fresh from the woods, whose pic turesque costume and simple manners nat tered both bis artistic and moral taste, and be soon became deeply enamored. To this girl he told the whole story of his life—the temptations which bad been offered Mm— the aspirations in which be had Indulged,the hopes he entertained- His entire emsienee underwent a change. To one being could he unfold the secrets of his heart, and the re eualnt which bad been killing him was over come at last. But as there mnst always he a demon at work upon the happiness of every mortal here below, so did the satisfaction experi enced by the young Due de Reichstadt soon come to an end. He who had ever shunned all galetv, who bad obstinately refused to attend oil courtly opera, ball and play —finding his health and spirits ranch im proved, mnst needs one uight be seized with an irresistible desire to sec the ballet of 44 The Diablo Bolteux,” in which the caehuea danced bv Fanny Ellsler had become the aim and object of every conversation and of all the emhuriaem of the city. He went alone to the opera—be saw the dancer come forward to the footlights with that swimming step which had won the hearts ol all mankind— he gazed first in terror, then in donbt, then in horror and amazement, and sank slowly down senseless on the floor of the box where he was placed! , It was the dancer herself on whom hla whole heart and soul had been bestowed. It was to her he had confided his most secret thoughts. The whole Intrigue of the Court became revealed at once to h!s mind. He went back no more to the village, but re tired again to the little student’s room in the palace still shown ai the place where he died, and could never be persuaded to behold even once again the tnmrcsa who had so im- posed upon h!s trusting heart. Noon* but himself ever suspected Fanny EHslcr of any Vase intrlcue —the pastoral comedy had b"en played out in good part and the entire concurrence of Imperial relatives. The citd of the drama waa a bright and glo rious existence for the dancer; for the Duke, misery, despair and death. TOtJJfO AMERICA IN PABIS. Elegant Ball Given by a Tbroe-year i old Sissy. [Paris Correspondence of the New York World.] The ball season-has already been brilliantly inaugurated by Miss Alice Norton, a charm ing young demoiselle of three summers, all counted. Upon the occasion of her entry upon her fourth year, on Monday last, this young lady, assisted by Colonel and Mrs. Nor ton, her pupa and mamma, who reside at the Grand Hotel, gave a charming fde to all the American children—l beg their young ladles and gentlemen in Paris. A number of young ladies of more mature years also assisted Miss Norton in the reception of her guests, Who, invited from 12 m. to Op. m., were all assembled at a little after one o’clock. The elegant first-floor dancing sa loon, of the Grand Hotel (over the read ing room) was elegantly decorated with United States flags for the happy occasion.- The curtains were closed and the glass chan deliers blazed with light, that the illusion of ah evening ball, without Its disadvantages, might be procured to the young guests. Mbs Norton performed her part of. hostess to perfection the dear little child running forward and receiving the guests on their. arriv&t without the least affectation, and yet with the greatest grace. Dancing began with spirit from the wry outset, and was only interrupted by an equally pleaslhg occupation, the partaking of an elegant collation, set Oat very hand somely on tables at one end of the hall, screened off* from tbe dancing part. At a given signal from the major-domo, Miss Nor ton had the pleasure of receiving a number of her friends much younger than herself— the youngest ** young lady” being Mdllc. Clare de la Hevlere, aged eight months (daughter of tbs’ Baroness de la Rcvicrc, formerly Miss Blurt,, of Mobile), who seamed to enjoy tbe party quite as much as-her ' elders. Mdlle. Clare’s dress was of white' silk, covered with illusion and trimmed with cherry ribbons. Bat 1 must not omit to* give the details of tbc toilette of ths Queen of the festival. Miss Norton- She wore a blue silk under-dress, covered with tnllc and trimmed- with garlands of white lilacs interspersed'* with rose-buds. There was great variety in the dresses of the young people, this being aprivllo-e in Paris. Miss Bessie Bancroft, ol Boston, wore the handsomest dress in the room, composed of Indian muslin nndcr-akirts, with tunic com posed of Valenciennes Insertion- delicate lilac ribbons and puffed muslin. The Misses Gitbs were suitably dressed In white alpaca with bine trimmings. The othtryouns peo ple present, whose names I can recall at tbe moment, were Miss Kendall, of Boston ; Mlsv Christmas, Master and Miss Mwauiey, of Mississippi: tjie Misses Finch, of Chicago; Miss Amy Raymond, New York; the Misses Potter, Miss Darby. Misses Grecfllsaf, New York; Misses flaggtn. Miss Van Schcnck. The young ladies who aided Mrs. Norton were the Mhses Shns, Alabama; AHss Mc- Cauley, ML-s Hitchcock, of California;; Miss Tate and Mbs Schenck, New York.- This little party was sc- great n success that Its • fame lound its way into the French pipers. SCESEIS MENAGERIE. Fight Between sc Tian and a Uoot Worobwells’s menagerie b now at Leedfe, 'England, and the Y-rrfcMrc Post, in gr.fug an account of it, say* ;“A strange and d:irv gerons accident happered last week, when Messrs. Cross, naturalists, of Liverpool, nit* dertnofc to forward a • huge blacK-mancd Sahara lion to Scarborough. On its arival there the animal was taken to the menagerie.- All went well till it was attemoted to shift thb anlampd king of the forest from the case' in which be had been forwarded into the den built to bold him at the exhibition. After mmy unsuccessful attempts had been made to more bim oat of cu£ cage Into the other, it was at last determined to telegraph their difficulty, and request the assistance of Mr. William Cross, who, at once, on receipt of the telegram, took the train fur Scarbo rough. Upon his arrival there another trial was made.'and after a severe struggle, taat lasted some- hours, the noble 'brine was at length successfully and aaiely denned. But, strange to ssy, whilst Mr- Crew was receiv ing the congratulations of the people about him he inadvertently laid hold of one of the bars of the den. “In a moment the huge anhnal sprang from his crouching position, and, to the consternation of sll beholders, - seized the band of Mr. Cross in his mouth. It Is im possible accurately to describe the scene at this juncture—fear seemed to possess every one present. Several stranccrs who had been specially Invited, to witness the shilling magnilied the accident to Mr. into an efcape of the lion ont of his cage; thus, filled with fear, they rn«bcd cut cCthe me nagerie in great tcrp : datlon. The lion, still held Mr. Cross fast by his hand, nor could he be enticed to let go his hold, althnnglrtempt ing junks of be-?f and cows’ heaitSj. were - thrown into Ids cage; but tba moet surprising part cPall was that, during the whole of the time* each was trying-to at tract the attcntlonof the lion from bion. Mr. Cross appeared the.least, undisturbed, as, with his eyes fixed upon iiis captor, be seem ed to be watching and waiting patiently for some expected opportunity. “Finding ihe lion determmed to retain his hold, and the pihi becoming very, revere, Mr. Cross asked oc» of the keepers to hand him a small bar of trim he was holding ready for use. With this Mr. Cross succeeded lb striking the brute a . terrific blow between the eyes. The enraged animal sprang back with a snort, tearing away the flesh from the hand, and mutilating one finger so serious ly that at first it was thought amputation was as absolute necessity, and was recom mended; but Mr. Cross, with coolness in bim characteristic, refused all surgical aid— be thought ho wes sufficiently cut up- al ready, and, wrapping up his mutilated limb In wet cloths, walked bat of the menagerie- as If no Occident bad happened to him, and -re tained as soon as possible to Liverpool.”"* The Supreme Goan. fFrora the Albany Evening JoornaL] The New Yorki/cmid, In view of tto re cent decision by the Supreme* Court against military tribunals, .and reasoning from the fact that a majority of the judges arc con servative In tbdr impulses and nrejudicoa, urges upon Coagr&a a radical reconstruc- tion of the Court, either by reducing or In creasing the number of its members, so as to bring it in harmony with prevailing sen timent. The Copperhead newspapers are taking a great deal of comfort from the Judgment in the ca&c of Milligan and Horsey. But we fancy they arc figuring rather upon an as sumption of whai la likely to be done; than because of anything that has already been decided- The court holds that In a State like Indiana—which was never in a coodl- lion ol revolt, which always had regularly constituted authorities, acting in harmory with tlie-Federal,G>*veriiraeut—the’interven tion of military tribunals was unconstitu tional. It docs not by any means follow that the same principles would apply to a State which has been in an attitude of rebellion and warlike opposition to . the Union, and which has now no government duly organ ized in accordance with the requirements of the fundamental law. However this may be, the question of re organizing the Supreme Court is one that has long been debated by thoughtful minds; and the wisdom and necessity of such a course was long ago urged by some of our best jurists. Itisaa an liquated and fossil -1 bed Institution, established upon a plan that worked very well when the notion was In its infancy ; bnt it has not kept pace with the progress of the lund, and *-£>-day is rather a conservator of effete formulas and obsolete traditions than an exponent of the Constitu tion and the laws as they, exist. The move ment for a reform in this direction, which was commenced last winter, may safely be carried much further. LODGINGS WANTED. The number of men, women and children in tola city who rise op is th£ morning without any knowledge as to w&ere they shall lay their beads at sight is larger than most people laicise. Haring ice summer these pariahs deep under slde nalie, in alley?, ehsds and onitoiucs—m say place when- they cbacce to find an obscure-nook; acd It they are somtwbat used to vagabondage, they ezpciTesce no great loconv* nlcao: or loso of sleep. • Bat wLen the days begin to shorten, and the nights to prowloiic and cold, their troubles Increase, and the bi'ternlebtsot midwinter bria? more ot aufienne and exposure to tee homeless one? that many Jof our comfortably .boused citi zens can imavlae. The winter also increases the mm her of the tbelterlees by producing a stagnation and ?top paae in many watches of indossy, and throwing out of employment many who have maoaced to live tIQ then from hand to mouth, but now hare neither mosey nor employment to depend upon. Since the present severe weather began the police fiailoßS bate received large number* of thl« class who are picked no between dayllgbtaod morning by the police, as they oie sknlklng arooudlook ii'C for shelter in (he rear of building*, or about nubile places, or who find their wav voluntarily lo the s’aooD houses and beganlgb>’s loosing. Most of these characters are ooy* from a dozen: yean o d ard upward*, and moo of all ages, and the greater portion bring In vrllh a well defined and not plcujns odor of the most Inexpeneive varieties of whiskey, which at once betray? the real cal* ol thexr prereot unhappy condition, sober. Imfcstrloasmenarcverynrely found.ln these drcußatat.ces here, lor labor and good wages can generally be obtained by those who prove themselves and ready to work, umsajcenily the character of these aeckera otter ‘•famished lodgings” 1* generally of a low grade. Frequently a man is found in tbe bitterest nights lying ;In the cotter, senseless from the effect of eftink, acd his Mood fast congrallug In hU veins. Without the aid of our vigilan: oolics many a hu man being wuuldftcvzc io death in oar streets by debt. Very miserable and ho Is the appearance of the-re poor creatures. They are generally thinly clad In a suiffwhich has done duly through the ?cmm< r. and is now sufficiently remilaied far the frve dicnlatlon of the wintry blasts. Overcoats are & rarUy, coats and vesta open in fruut, leave i>nift ; slsgle tbln covering over the chcai*; their hands, named to glove?, are bine and cracked wi;b the cold, and they shiver as If their bone* tvcald part company, when qaestlSDed. they re late caa stories cf want. Most ot them are sin gle men. who dritt about from place to pUee as the ware of chance cantc' them, with no tccra care or provision for the future •ban the brutes teat pcrl*b, without energy -triEcth of win or hope, depending on fortune fur their sustenauce. ’these are Uie class known to tho law as 44 yagranta” withont risible means of support, and as they know, by frequent experi ence, that if ims ed lb ay will be fined, and, in lien of payment, scot to tee Bridewell, they gene rally avoid tee observation of the authorities, acd do cot very open apply volmtertiy at t‘ie stations for aoromcdatlons. A tsw, however, are known about ihe clarions as regular customer?, and are corseted whenever tee cold weather sets le. Oc casionally a woman or a girl :s found among tho homeless one?, though the poor ard friendless of tbff sex can find ready shelterln the abodes of chaste, which opts to teem, and so ibeyare rarely found lryine to pass tee night in »b<* street Taco, too. women are more dep-udert and ies* reso’ute ihaa men, and when poverty comes upon them mac; of (her:- eeek refuge uu«ome ot tee hasDt tal? or benevolent Institutions of the sotwiterLandlogall that the charitably disposed rave dci.e, teere Is still much suffering ou tee part of these who have sot where to liy their beads. As tbe members of happy families u teU city, •hall to-night frcl tee sort toach gfdlnaabcrecal tng their eves is warmth and C’unWtt, let them iiiitik cl teoee who are abroad' to our? streets without friend nr boms: who bavp>,TOsmed about all day, perhaps seeking employment and fading it cot, and, a* nipbt came on, with the feeling of loneliness and helplessness, which is :.owhire so strong as In a great city, among ihotnacds i*f careless passers by. looked for <otuc shelter in which they might ward off the keen trclcmeccy of tho winter weather, tin at ii>t. wom out and hopeleas,'Uioy dropped down on the told pavement, and either di-a ». . * dsjilcLt, or mIT-red almost 0 f f,r? picked op by the policeman and coav“V,.'* J'* r 5 ptisan Loose for shelter. Ai,d. as ti»r tni - ‘'they wilt bo prompted lo devise lib ral im-, ,r*' respect to food, clothing and shelter for the fortunate ones, some of whom are worthy industrious people, who nightly wactkr u,*v mldet. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE, A Boarding Boose and Several Stores S Burned—Families Left Out la the B Cold—Total Loss about 6 837,000. £ About half-past Mvcn o'clock, Srtirdaj ev». H log, an alarm of drswas Bounded froar bo* na~j. her nine. It was occasioned by the dnsoverr 0 f ih fire in the basement of a grocery * tore, si tered#l the corner of Wells sad Jfooroe streets, occupied tj K" Frederick H. Bchttice, as a grocery efcrtS iwlbe fire cot smarted in the bascmja:, !* ca-S tlrel; unknown. Keportk gained circulation tfutJr Haas an Ircendfrry fire. it was flr>-t seen an-*—■a; the aide-walk, where eotnhnsfiblo material tv>,7, been previously stored, oar reporters comdfj not learn thrt there woa *t>y rra) foundation ior«a the rumor. The family of lif. Scbmoe. Uric? nS the rear portion of the corner building, upon lint floor, were at tea when they were alarmed b» fc the smeS ot burning wood, and la few moments the crackling of tbc fire« was beard among the barrels and Lose*. .\ 3 £ time «ua Itost in ascertaining ilie cause of ihel- wi fear, and all baste was made to escape, tor th* tj flames had the entire advantage is the beginniri* 5 Belcrelhe first engine could poeriblr reach ihs w fcCEdbewbolefimfloor was wrapped tn firm?,, r, and the upper rooms or tbo second acd $ third stories- were soon to fji’ow. d The bnildlog, of three stories, has ion- V been known a* the Williams Hon-e,- and W£ | X built in 1556. 1C was owned by J. if. WUhan-i. *1 The comer store wje* No. IT-L The upper floo-i \ of No 174 and IT'» were occupied ai a ’-onr-dis- « bouse by Gluing? JC Dunham, who bed rxm-!i m fifty regular boaruera. Tbo; had scaredr —,o*t a away from the tea table when they were startled a by the cry of fixe. 1 here was no time to , iTi . jj •nilhlne hut the clothing thev were wt iria-, ’< Kith a 'eff exceptions the boarders lost ob.-o'-ite- fc ly creiytbipg. and some of them had barely Use I to escape with their lives. The entire | portico of the structure’, was very speedily m-.-'o j tbo prey of the'devouring element. The flasks i Mrs 4 from every wlndow. snd for more than bsir a an hour ibe scene was truly magnificent, and, cct* I witbstasiling the intense cold, thousand* con- I gregred to behold it. Tb* firemen were early | at work tn full force, hut Co,- «ome lime It seomec I as if their efforts to snbdne the main fire were ro- I thel; futile. It was finally brought under suhjvc- I llouatKo. iaO,a secoud.hszd clothing store,oc- 1 enpied by Henry Newbnrccr, though parties sas- < tamed losses who lived in' apartments ove- 5 No. Jjft- . j Besides the losses suslaired by the boarder* al luded whom were ladies, a nutnb-r j of families dependent upon hard'dally labor for I their eupporr, some of them widows with tuuu aMldren, are rendered destitute. Several of tbc*s i houseless and homeless ones wercr seen in -rat distress, erjtaestd bewailing their looses (a a 1 manner that could cot fail to tx-Jto rhesynpj. tbbs of all wSwsaw them. Wegbebtlova-u t. I meat of the losses and Insurances as - tir aa tb«? conld be ajcertafusd. Mr. WilllatDs’ , loss is estimated ct'fiu.nifi; f c . eured for f-I^Od—i3,UC-0 Is Lumbermen's ot Chi. coco, and f l,!X0 in some company qc'chowb. The comer slow. In the fcascmt n: c»* Wuich tin fire orfiinered. was occupied as a faml'y by FredWicVH. Setamoe. who lost biscctire.'toct. lie vas insured sor s3,ooo—f i,ooj 10 the i or.:i nectal, York; SI,OOO i:i the i>orid, ssd. * n the. \Va*bia;jtcD. of Rhode Ji!2Lu. He bad sl,PC3iaß«acc*onhU fnrcliarc. ail cf wlldi vos lost- Tbe uptjer floors or 17-1 and ITG WcV* street were occupied by GUf!a~3 ko Dnnhnn. Irjf.j fiomfc keep* (-.whore-Joss u uslizaateJ at ,-v> •-.<; Insuredfor f2,iCO. partly in the PluunLe it* Hart ford, Connecticut. Some oi ho-r-lcrj I i-t all of their personal eiTe«s, and a le ' wo.r euonsh tc seve pit i of their cloihimr Inadc. tondltlon. Tb'air coo];, Mrs. Modl-oiu. 1 . all Jotter effects, raluea st ?-20. Amor? the hoatdi ts tea* 111*9 Mary Card •• vrto lost her clcthor-and twa set* of *nv<r’w*re; tout loss ceumetod af iI.CN); no sn-n:jr.v. Ml-s CardcetL*. an Italian fade, 10-t tlwti-'cr io the amount of tT#. James it. Daly's loss is csrlnyited at aa - A. D. Pierce »s pci down for the same araoisi.r. George Xcwborrj. carpeaier, lu-t nl! of tools. CiOthlrgand monev. esrtmsu-d aif.-om 5 00 lo*:«co. John fl. Walsh also lost nil of his clot’ilrj ard other valuables; '.olal loss sm«poeed to be £TIO. Miss 1-bzle Reynolds Is reverted to ha?e 1»t her entire warorabe, the estimated valu,* bjius JICO. J. W. Cummings is credited with a lari of *"•*> tr cloihfnp. : Gmincs Ss Dnuhrai are reported to have lo*t a valuable piano and a flrst-class sewing nuc'iice. bo'h of which are supposed to be parluliycoi rr< d by insurance Miss Uaxii* Williams 10-*t a trunk of clothing; estimated value flth. - AU ot the abot« aaraed. except tt** owner of lb> grocery in which the Cre oihrxaateti, bbarJc. 1 wjlh GftllPgs A Danlxsz. The whole number tf borders was In the neighborhood of titty. It ta scfte to estimate the I*»s of each bearrter wh(*-« same Is not specified above, at from Jl3 t-. The croccd door of Xu. I'll tvs* occu;>\il l>j Wilhmin Kuebncas a Hrd store. 51 r, K. Iwd aVnt tit'C singing birds- mostly casarta, ir. mo *t i-e whmtaenre broke cm. bat be was 'ortnmre enuacb to secure nearly 100 oflhrta. the 2»i which were noorhered or birtoc, i- tsii* mated at 31.01-U. Bellies this tlierv ia efltmnled lo*f»of F2Dnc»-«K) pounds of bird makisg Mr. Eacb'-e’o tntal loss f LSTth Fllss Levy cccupied . the Wel!»-etree», as a aga.-‘>u>re. ills ostti: stucc was destroyed. Lo?s act known. Injured for t I.POJ.t The opper floors of IT * sad ISO Wells «rert were occcv‘9o by Mrs. C. 11. .Grand, saloc? k<->*r>er ii 170 Wells. Her loss wa*: gold coio. >!.'• •">; creenbsck?. fotO: farrwuje, carjicung, {fjfr-jotaltoss, f s,^4lW. Xoinsqtaace. Mr. jigwherger. keeper of a second-b-rct* ?Jo'.h inc storwat ISO Welts ctraet, lost his entire .-rac,. Ix>9s slock supposed to ce- inenred. Josephfhe MiMottc, otaspyincu room ahrw *<s\ lost herwordrobe and hoosekeepmx fara:tare. Estimated loss {ICO. Xo. It l Wells street v » occupied by : Mr. Bar rett ss a grocery. The atrlulingac.l gc«i« wpre in very great dancer lor-sotn- time, cad :r* far mer was considerably damaged, but *.tu- J-.'oct si'Btainec ct>material injury. The bn.i’lic.- .ra-i ouwed i»j Jonas was 10-iircd-ict . : P'. Charles Tonngman and a Mr. Turner erf-ped rooms ia the second erory ofXo. 15*>. V * r*- matt's ]o_» is c&timaPaiar ?lo0; rcraer i cut known. There visa report that a girl twe!r« vcirsof ape had **sen burnt tu deatb. bnt our could not race It to aiiynutbestte ecarw. LAIICEKk A.ID FEBJL^V. JL Speclaneix ol Tkoroasb na».c«lltr. Lizzie V”hlle ard ffeany Alien. tw '“i! <r’s- , lures, who hoard with ilana fieveva-:.-- c l;t-t>er of a tooio-of 111-fan,* on Wed- rti v*. were brought before the Police Court on S un. jay re>rr- Imr, Lire jut. The comr! “vie tlm ” was ooc John C. Merit, who etat-.’l te J he was a “Swf»•!*!,’* a oorvr tv* it* ’vi«- conetn aol very wide]*’ *.a«>vrr.lo cai«d atNo.liJ Van ifttrea street. Joba tntdfo be a policeman ter a chore t.Ci. but proved to be eminently nufl* fo: : re po sition, • and ■ was straightway r.;f.av.-r-l. For two weeks rest he has heei< eating his board at the **Wisconsin House.’ br -ito ring” for it at the cars ard eecur-ng the {i:Mr.a.*c of the emigrants. Friday sight same vi'-h.* ‘.rales were Delated, and whan 31crl:i wa-» ref-mi:-.: fruia the Galena depot. bfa* condition appear* to hare been somewhat mure than salubriou-. 1h- ic_*lt was coio, sod*'.to keep bis spirit.'* up. b-t hid poured spirits down. Inatcad of rttcrn.-g to the hotel, abort* four o’clock yi-;trlay rrnrrlnc he sought admission tn iu-j tu2-e of Marfa Severance. flc lo'd teem »•-- was a railroad emufnct.w, and that he he*; b , -«-u a po liceman. Hcwautedto remain out/two •* three hours, and he-dld so, the two girls flrst ccnrloncd sbarmc h» sorfety. seven o’clock, when he was getting ready to leave, he aJcge*! test he bad bteit robbed of hb money, Si.-'O in green backs and a certificate of deposit for .•**«). the property ol due Wilttom Yeadll. a i.’sradlar*, un acquainted with the wiles and stratagem* or city sharpen, who had placed tee mu:r ; is MerCi’s hands for safe ks-.plrg- This money was enclosed In a little tlaonel ■■•ack, tad Mcrkieald he bad it upon bis rmrson when he re nted ; now be hadn’t It: therefore be was rebVd. The ciri? cxrircly denied any knowledge «f it, and badahlm examine bb pocket** and clothe-- in the most searching manner. Thb.hc seemed to do, but no money was tonnd; whereupon he wised v».ry wroth, and was coin? to.have the piy- ar rested sad punished to the faUex’ent of r.e Lj-v, and he went so far as to Intimate that t« canid a*c a pistol which he had, with mo-t shocking damage to aav one who inifp lered with hb purposes. Miss aowraace waa tailed and she at oncß seat for a pobrenen. Mark! was very anxious to leave the ho.;*e ones anon the same errand, he alleged, bat n-y retoed to let him co —the matter should L* ins tigated (ben and there, and it the guls hart '.‘V-.-u it th*y should be penbond. The officer? esme butloncdno money and tea **hou-eiioU" w*? ; arrested and taken Dpfote the P<-licu •"‘•jurt. Up on an examination of rile case there ann- are-i to hero evidence against the girl? and all were dis charged ; but the untertaime Mcrki wa* ar-''»: d and charged with larceny. This ••c’-srev of base” did not seem’ to surprise hia greatly, bnt bo pressed in Irat he rad lost the money. He was cotnmiJed for trial In hall ot ?AW. He was t»k--a down sralrs to a private room and thoroughly - -'i*;.ed. Concealed oetow two shirts upon hb lei: was found the bitle fiamelssck contamcj fl*y In Government notes and tee ccrtrflcaleof >i for fSOO. One of the officers who searcaea k-m flatca that a moment before he found the r.oney hlerkf exclaimed* “ 1 am lost.’* and gees’* d in chned to fall upon hb knees. He wa taken before tbs Police Conrt charged wi - p *r- Jury ana committed tor trial in bail cf *• finch fo lib.” C3MMOH council. {OFFICIAL REPORT. 1 Special ieotlu?, December 2S ? ISC6. /Vrarfif—fils Honor, the Mayor, ard , J .Jd«naea Knitkeibocker, Carter, D’Wolf, Wicker, Bvrtt, CalWias, Kano, Flnooean. Batch. Monrr, bc'uler, BtSertv, tftieoit, Woodard. Ra-seU, Ackhofi, fihackbra, laweon, Clark, O’fiollivan. Atitnf —Aldermen Cox, Wllmarth, Wallwork, Fribb «. Bliby, iloldcn.GasffielJ, Huntley, Broad fvot, Franzen, Boh, Esccl. The Clerk read Ihe call for tho meeting, which, on motion of Aid. lalcutt, was Placed on file. comrTTEX or tux wuclx. Aid..nicker moved that the Council go IctO Committee of the Whole on tlm propose amend* meet to tec charter. The motion prevailed, and the Council resolved Itselt into Committee of the Whole, Aid. Wood aid in the Chair. ACer sluice, tbe Committee ro«e, and through Aid. Woodard, It* Cbaiiman, reported progress, and asked leave to sit again. Also ask-ri for tLe ar.polarment of a Select Committee ta whom should be referred (hose proposed amendments to tbe charter which related to Tax Commissioner acd Assessments. Aid. Knickerbocker moved that the report be accepted, that a fitlect Committee be appointed, aid that tbe committee have leave to si: again. The motion pievs’led. Aid. Wicker moved teat tho Select Committee called for heibersmeaa that to whom tee pro- Ftosed lo the Charter had been orig nallvr V r *. IvOJt. . Aid Kci— - 1 xkcrmoved that the cutrcrba referred lo ti <• t ommlttee on Local bnt altenvorda withdrew the motion. . Aid. £rtckerbccliermornl teat the comnutee called for be composed cl Aldermen Sfcar.uq'd, Carter and Rnrsell, and that ibey be instmewd to rvpcttat their eidlest convenience. The moaon prevailed le xaoaoc. pm»ned! Aid. Clark inched tbst fn« CotracO do n-ry td ioara onia uwaorrow (batnrdaj) evening, at uaif pt,t WT tn o’clock, to lake np baalyesa wbsre left Cff. „ , Tbe motion prevailed, and H, Co.Hdl.Jl<.«.ri. BOD - Mr. John Green, a well-known painter of Bos- ton, dfcd In that city on Monday last, aged ««Tenty eereo years. Do one of the fcvr rraainlrL; representatives of the master mechanics of the old school—tones I, genial, latclUsent and pnb'lc spirited—to whom Boston is to much indebted ft>r Its character ard progress. In the politics! Civ la iocs of foane: years be belonged to lha anti-Fed* eral party, and in 2?13 Joined an organization kno\»n as “A Republican Institution,’ whore mceti£!>s ha has conetantly attended since thst date. Mr. Green was a member of the Masonic fraternity. He look deep interest in military af fairs, wa* an ex-coasamder of the **notu of the Soldieryand for thirty years was a member of Ike Ardent ard Honorable Artillery. For more than hall a century ha «»• a member o! the Jtn .achcseU; Charitable Meehan (a* AasymUira. (t-**ber Jf 'VXi e aio.N