Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune, January 8, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune dated January 8, 1867 Page 1
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FROM WASHINGTON. Majority aod Minority Decisions in the Test Oath Case. Further Details in'Relation to the Capture of Surratt. CONGRESS. A Day of Excitement in Both Houses. The Pi esident’s Teto Message on the District Suffrage Bill. The Senate Passes the Bill Over the Veto by a Vote of 29 to 11. 3lr. Ashley's Impeachment Reso lution Passed iu the House. Yeas 106-Nays 45. FROM EUROPE. Latest Despatches by Ocean Telegraph. Position ofEnglandand France on the Turco-Greek Question. United States Consul at Oandia .PronouncLE the TurMsh Block ade Ineffective. Final Obliteration of Polish Nationality. Reported Total Suppression ol the Ccedian Insurrection. ILLINOIS LElilSLim Permanent Organization Effected in Both Houses. Mr. Corwin, of LaSalle, Elected Speaker of the House. Addresses of the Presiding Officers. Committees Agreed Upon bj tbe Senate Caucus. FRO3I WASHINGTON. {Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.) Washington, January 7. IN CONGHESS TEfTEUDAV. This has been a field day in both branches' of Congrcef, aud ail the proceeding? have been watebed with icten-c interest both by Congress men and spectators In the gvileries. TU= VETO .MESSAGE. Tho President's veto message was announced in the Senate at gne o'clock and read. Mr. Sanlshnry, who was drank, moved to print it, and also moved tbc postponement of action for one day. This was promptly voted dawn. Senators Morrill and Sherman both demanded the passage ol the ty l ** the latter characierizmg tLe message as dignified aud respectful, aud re el tiling that tbo public speeches of the President were not of like tone. Mr. Cowan made the u disgusting cxhilwUon of titm*flf in a ranibUrg spvcrh containing nothing new, end be lt g bnt the repetition ol the dead things of Hie Mr. Williams, •of Oregon, made •i cood point by reading the President's Sharkey letter, cities hie conversations with )f M.nor Stem and Senator Henderson, and show • ;i.gfr»>ta the veto Itself that the President con ceded that In time the negro population should , *i 'eras a political element into national aQaira. Johnson and Doolittle spoke for the Pn-fidict—me former, true to hia pas; course; the latter uuc to his treachery, The gallerts wtuJud iuicmiy, evidently scanning all who * v tru not ready h>; the v.dvanec. THE VETO VETOED. •The House had adjourned when tbe vote was Lcl:ci}, ami the lobbies were crowded with mem bers.. Upon tbecail time was but oucoftbo’c whom ihc Republicans Lave trusted, and Foster, of Connecticut, who voted no. The vote stood: Figs—Messrs. Anhonj, Cattell, Chaudlc-,Can nes?, C.sgui, Cte-wcll, Edmunds, Fessenden, Fogg, Frelingbuysen, Grimes, Henderson. How ard, Howe, Kitkwood, Lane. Morgan, Morrill, Poland. Ramsey. Ros?, Sherman, Mewart, Sam- uer, Trumbull. Wade, Willey, and Williams—rill. Acyr—Cowan, Diroe. Doolittle, Foster, Uen- dricks* Johnson, Nesmith, Norton, Patterson, Van Winkle—lo. Abirnf— Brotvn. Buckalew, Davis, Gnth rlc. Harris,Nvc,Pomc»oy, Diddle, Sprague,Wilsou, Yates —11. Not Torino—Fowler, (drank), McDougalland Saulsh’ury. THE NEBRASKA BtXX. At the close oi this vote. Senator Wade moved to take up the No? roska Bill, and a motion to ad journ was, npon a call of the yeas and nays, voted dour by a large majority, and a vote would prob ably been obtained had not Senator Howe, of w bconsm, lelt obliged to enter npon a long dis- ccsnon of what has been before the Senate for 4 six months. Finally, ala late hour, the Senate adjocn ed. Thi* has been by far the most excit ing day ol the cession. ZK THE HOUSE. Early in the morning hoar General Loan, of Missouri, Introduced a resolution declaring it the •$> duty of Congress to Impeach the President; to „-r abridge ttc powersof the Executive, and bring 'f- them within lawtal limits; to reorganize the . rebel JState Governments, and to declare uuiver ral- suffrage by Federal enactments, the point be ing made that U.e last clauses should go to the Deconstruction Committee. The resolution, shorn of the wet latter clauses, was again presented by Mr. Kelso, of Missouri, when, after the House by 4 10 to IC-lbad refused to lay it on the tabled the morning hour expired. osulet's nujoLuTios ron ucpeaciixekt. Mr. Ashley rose Immediately to a qnestion of privilege, am} prcsentedlils resolution impeaching Andrew Jobiison, Vice President and acting Pres ident of the United States, of each crime* aud mi-d'-mesnors In that he usurped power and vio lated laws; that he bad made corrupt use of the appointing power, the pardoning power, and the vtto power: that be ha a corruptly disposed of »hc public property of the United Mates; that be bad corruptly interfered in elections, and was guilty of other high crimes and misdemeanors, and di recting the Judiciary Committee to In ♦ quire into the whole matter. The excite ment at once ran high. Attempts were made to turn out the resolution on the ground or its not being in order, and various efforts were made to move General Ashley from his purpose, but be stood film atm collected, pale with excite ment, and yet evidently conscious of the respon sibly resting upon him. Mr. Spalding, of Ohio, attempted to lay the whole matter on the table, but Its resolution falh d by 31 to ICC. Mr. Hubbcll thin interposed with a motion to delay, and was effectually squelched. The previous question was thee seconded, the main question ordered, and ♦be resolution passed by IUS to 46. Spalding's 4 resolution to iay on the table was considered the list question, and the only Republicans who voted aye w ere Dodge, of New York; Griswold, of New York; Hnbbcll, of Ohio; Raymond, and Spalding, cf Ohio. oTtitn starrms ot nrmtx^r. Among tie other matters of interest In the | Home, were the resolutions of Colonel' McClurg, j ol Missouri, InilrncUng the Judiciary Commhtcc to inquire Into the expediency of repealing the P* lo)'®* masters for enlisted slavee,and the ■ T?* of Mr. liasson, of lowa, declaring the mean ing of the thirteenth r.mcndmcnt of the Constltn- Lon regarding the words Involuntary' servitude, -Ld that the amendm .nc only contemplated offi cial sales of persons for crimes. * TEADDCMOtT CLOQI3. I The immense rumber of claims that have arisen against the Governmtnl by the war and the addi tional bounty and other acta has afforded a fine opportunity for the operations of swindlers and di-Uenert persons. The Second Anchor of the Trezrnry, owing to the fraudulent practices of Claim A gems ard parties representing Ihcxnselrea as deceased officers and soldiers, In procuring set tiemente of accounts in hia office, has found it absolutely necessary lo issue ce:taia pre cautionary regulations in the examination and settlement ol claims. All manner ol fraud and malpractice has recently been discovered. For gery, perjury, &c.. In a large number of cases, 4 Lave been found; bolding the stolen dUcharge pa pers of soldiers, and, in many Instances, Claim Agents, after Raving procured Treasury certifi cate? to tbc satisfaction of the claims oi Cona fide claimants, secure tbc signatures of the claimants to the blank receipt in the certificate, procure pay from some Paymaster, and then convcrttbe money to their own use. Cases of this Idnd are continually being brought to notice. It has also been fre- qucntly reported to ine Second Auditor by claim cuts thaveotne person has obtained his lettarafrom ffee P°»t Otfict, and secured Ida Treasury certifl- between and «*,OOO having been so « ™«J Post Office In Wci'cm Vlr , 'ft too - «■“» » number ot cww toplKa- ted in these frauds hive beta convicted tad wmencod to Ii prhenneat, to terms varying from two to feven years. Farrias charged with otcncc* of th!.* chir.ctor me arraigned fortrial In- Indiana, end Northern sod Southern Now York, Ohio atd HUnel?, Red strong e?jrta are being made to con - . l:t them. MR. ITA6IIBUSKC, , of Illinois, elated cn Friday, that h*td he been present when tho 'Ole admitting Tennojseo was taken, he thunld hive \*bted with the minority against the admission, and rot with the majority, as :lo telegraph or type mad* the despatch erro neously read. iFBSStDCtCT or TUX SSKATK. The vote of Hr. Foster, sustaining the veto, and the movement in the House regarding impeachment, will, It Is thought, hasten the de cision of the Senate in the matter of selecting a new presiding officer. Mr. Wade's chances ap pear to be improving daily. SENATOR BBXBNAN. It will be of interest to the people of Ohio to know that Senator Sherman, io the debate oflo day, declared liloifclf in favor of negro suifrage at home as well os In this District. post omeß CHANGES. The following changes of Western Postmasters have been made by Postmaster General Randall since the Sd instant: Ohio —New Darlington, Clinton County, J. Ar nold, tier F. Harlan, resigned; Centre, Mont gomery County, C. G. Cox, rice A. G. Wartman, resigned ; Gouar, Tuscarawas County. C. Wabel, rice D. T. Seiran, tesigned; Berkshire, Dela ware County, D. E. Hyde, rice J. P. Crawford, resigned; Latham, Pike County, T. G. Parke, nee W. S. Reed, resigned; Kyecr, Gallia County, J. N. Paoky, rice D. Tate, resigned; Caldwell, Noble Connly, B. Jackson, rice B. B. Waller, re signed; LowcrSalem, Washington County, It. F. Chapman, rice J. Sjanly, resigned; Haretisburg, Trumbull County, R. M. Hillings, rlos E. Cole mar, resigned; Guysvllle, Atkins Conuty, D. M. Durcharid, lie* T. C. Heath, resigned. MieJtiQan— Spring Brook, Gratiot County, Chas. Kellogg, rice N. W. Herrick, resigned; Whit more Lake, YTaebtenna Connly, S. P. Wallock, ric# Mrs. J. A. Owen, resigned; Drayton Plana, Oakland Conuty, A. J. Greer, rice A. H. Ryder mar, resigned ; Tarot Lake, Antrim Connly, D. Blakely, tie* C. Newell, resigned. h,diCna— New Barton, Ppencer County, J. G. Pranre, rice T. B. Phillips, resigned ; Ste&rn foruer, Fountain County, J. M. Bare, rice D. Palmer, resigned; Erelton, Fayette County, J. B. Salger, rice E. G. Thompson, resigned; V alley City, Harmon County, C. R. Falls, vice W. Lopp, declined; Wakarnsa, Elk hart County, A, Wire, vice C. W. Kewsbanm, resigned; State lice, Warren County, J. M. Yillars, riceG. W. Steps, resigned;- New Haven. Allen Coucty, M. Thompson, net L. .M. Rogers, resigned. JlUpcU— Caibondalc, Jackson Conuty, G. R. Senii, rice L. McClure, appointed through mis take. in*£cnsin—Pipcrvtlle, Jefferson County, J. Pi per, rl»> G. Smith, removed; ——, Dane County, G. Burrow, vice G. Wrignt, tesigned. l/VeA—Sugar Cuefae County, S. L. Farrell, vice 11. W. Isaacson, removed. xiAxonnr and atiNoimr decisions zh the test OATS CASE. The decision in the test oath case will not be made until the Ktb. Tho majority opinion will lie dcll'erci) by Judge Grier, who is sustained by Clifidril. Kelfon, Field ana Wayne. Tbe dissent ing opinion will be delivered by Judge Miller, ai d will be sustained by Chase, Swaync and Davis. ABUT CONSOLIDATION. Wasdikctok, January 7.—The consolidation of the Quartermaster's, Subsistence and Pay Depart ments of the auny is engaging the attention of general officers now m Congress. General Grant if understood to favorit. THE ASSASBINATION CONSFIRATOSS. Washington, January 7.—Mndd, Spangler, Ar iwrid and O'lnnghitn, the assassination conspira tors, will, in consequence of the Supreme Court decision concerning Military Commiiaiona, be brought to Wetbitigion from Tortuga?, and handed over to a civil tribunal. KVXIOU CONCEBSING TBC COTTON TAX. Washington, January 7.— lt is reported that the Committee of Ways and Means will not make any change in the tax on cotton. NEW vans BANE CASES. Justice Kelson to-day delivered an opinion in the KV>v Yotk bank cases, affirming the decision cf the lower court. Messrs. Chase, Warn and bwuync are diesculcnt. CINLBAL GRANT AND me DISTr.tCTSCTTOAaE BILL. It I? staled that General Grant's friends deny that be approves the President's veto message as Is claimed. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. SENATE. Washington, January 7. reti'lona were presented for an increase or pay lor amiy ofticcrs, and against increased duty on alcil; iu lavor of the l aritr Bill passed last ses sion ; against the curtailment of (be national cur rency. Bills were introduced to protect tbe rights of n-ariltd •vomcii; bill to amend act providing for r lupuory government of Idaho: MU suspctrtlng poyment of moticy? lor enlisted slaves in Ken tucky, Marylauu, «£c., until the Commissioner's r.-jortis appiotedby Cougre??—lead three limes and patsed. It goes to tbe House. The jnji.r resolution in relation to the distribu tion ol postal traitor was passed. At JK o'clock tbe President’s veto message was received and read. TOE VETO MESSAGE. To the Senate of the United Stales: I have received and considered the bill entitled "An act to regulate the elective iranchlse in the District of Columbia,” passed by the Senate oi the JStb of December, aud by the House of Kep recemn'lves on the succeeding day. It was pre sided for my approval on tbc fltith ultimo, six days alter the adjournment of Congress, and is now returned, with my objections, to the Senate, in which bouse it originated. Measures Having been introduced at (be com mt-ccexuctit of the first session of the present Cong!e?e, for the extension of the elective fran chirc to ferrous of color iu tbe District of Co lumbia, steps were token by the corporate autbor iries of Washington and Georgetown, to ascer tain and make known tbc opinion of the people of the two elite? upon a subject so immediately ailcrtnur (heir welfare a? a community. The question was submitted to the people at the spe a•! election* held io December, js&k when the qualified voter? ol Washington and Georgetown, v-iib great unanimity or semlmeui, expressed :htm>eive? opposed to the contemplated legislation. In Washington in a vote of ikKri, the huger? with bnt two exception?, polled tn that city, only thirty-five ballots were ca l for negro i*titln'gc, while tu Georgetown in an aggregate of si'j votes, a number considerably in excess of s-: c average voic cl four preceding annual elec tion*, but one was given iu favor of the proposed cxtciutup of rhe franchise. Ah these elections scorn to h?vc been conducted with entirefalrccHf-, the tenult mast be accepted a* a tuUhtni expression of the people of the Dis trict nt> the question which evoked it. Posse*?- trg. as an organized community, the same popu lar right as the inhabitants oi a State or Territory so make known their will on mattery which affect itieir social and political condition, they could Lave teKctcd no more appropriate mode ofme morinltziug Congress upon tho-subject of this hill through the stieVuges oftfacir qualified voters. Entirely disregarding the wishes of tho people of the Dlf tri-.t of Columbia, Congress bo? deemed u tight and expeuicut to pas? the measure now roi-miUcd for my signature. It therefore be come? tbo du f y of ih.; Executive, standing be tween rise legislation nfthe one and will of Ihc other, fairly expressed, to determine whether ho should approve the hill and ibn? aid iu placing upon the statute books of the nation, a law against which the people to whom U is to apply, have sulemply and with huch unanimity protested, or whether he should return it with hi? objcciore, in the hope that upon reconsldcra uou, Cotigr, ??, acting as representatives of the inhabitant* of the scat of Government, win per mit them to regulate a purely local question as to .them may rcem best suited to their interests aud vendition. 1 he District of Columbia was ceded to the Uni ted States by Maryland and Virginia in order that It might become the permanent scat of Govern ment ol the United States, and accepted by Con gress. It at once became subject to the exclusive legislation for which provision is made in the Federal Constitution, It should be home In mind, however, that In cxeitlring Its functions as the law-making power of the District of Columb* tbcatithoiltyof the National Legislature is m whhoul limn, but that Congress is bound toot sene the letter and spirit of the Constitution a* «cllin ihc enactments of local laws for the seat of Government as in legislation common to the cutiie Union. Were Jt'io be admitted that the right to exercise exclusive legislation In all eases whatsoever conferred upon congress unlimited t owir within the District of Columbia, titled of nobility might be granted within the United States boundary, and laws might be made respecting an wtuMkhment of religion, or prohibiting l'o tree exercise thereof. or abridging due freedom of speech or o: the proas, or rigfit ot the people peaceably to assemble and to petition , the Government for a redress of grievances. De*potlrin would thus reign at the scat of Gov -1 eminent of a In c If public, and, as a place of per manent residence. It would be avoided by all who prefer the blessings of liberty to mere emoluments ot official position. It should also be remembered that in legislating for Urn District of Columbia under the Fedenu Constitution, the relation of Congress to its In habitants is analogous to that of a Legislature to the people of ablate under their own local Con stitution. It does not, therefore, seem to be ask ing too much that m matters pertaining to the District Congress should have a tike respect for ti c will and interests of Its inhabitants, as is en rol t/tinert by a State Legislature for the wishes and jwospciily of those lor whom they legis late. 'ihc spirit of onr Constitution and the genius of onr Government require that in record to any law which is to affect and have a permcnenl bearing upon a people, their will should exert at Icv.t a reasonable influ ence upon those who are acting in the capacity of their legislators. Would, for instance, the Leg- Llatureof New York, or of Pennsylvania, or of any Mate In the Union, In opposition to the ex pressed will of a laige majority of the people whom they were chosen to represent, arbitrarily torce npon them as voters all persons of the African or negro race, and make them eligible -for office without any other qualification than a certain term of residence within the Stales! In neither of the Mates named wonld Ihe colored population, when artlng together, bo able to produc** any nuataoclal or political result. Yet in New Yurie the manor color must fulfil the conditions that arc not requited of white citizens, in Pennell- A? u !f i C V\ e f /*s clliß e « restricted to white Irvcdmcn, while in ipdiauancgroe* and mulatlocs are expressly excluded from toe rlghtof tn*nafi«. It hardly seems consistent with the principles of right and justice that representatives of States where suffrage is either denied the colored man or cranlcd to him on qualifications requiring intelli gence or properly. should compel the people of the District of Colombia to tiyan experiment which their own constituents have thus far shown on unwillingness to test for themselves; nor docs It ncco:d with our Republican Ideas, that Us prin ciple of self-government should lose its force when applied to residents of the District,! mcrclv because their legislators arc not. like those of the Stales, responsible through the ballot to the peo ple for whom they are the law-making power. Übe great object of placing the seal of Govern ment under the exclusive legislation of Congress was to secure the entire independence of the Gen eral Govemmentfrom undue State Influence, and to enable It to discharge withont danger of inter ruption or infnngimcntof it* authority the high functions for which it was created by the people. For this Important pm pose It was ceded to the Lulled States by Maryland and Vliglnla, and It certainly tcvcrconld have been contemplated as one of the ohji els to be attained by placing U under the exclusive jurisdiction of Congress that it wonld afford to propagandists or po litical parties a play for an experimental lest of their principles and theories. While, Indeed, the tcsldccts of the seat of Gov ernment arc not citizens of any State, and are not, therefore, allowed a voice In tno electoral college, or representation In the councils of the Nation, ibey are, nevertheless, American citizens, entitled as such to every guarantee of the Constitution, to every benefit orthe laws, and to every right which pertains to citizens of our common country. In all matters, then, sCcctlng their domestic aflalte, the spirit of our democratic form of Government demands that their wishes should be consulted and respected, and they ought to feel that although not permitted practi cally to participate in National concerns, they a»e nevertheless under a fraternal Govern ment, regardful of their right*, mindful of their "ants, and felicitous for their prosperity. It was evidently contemplated that all local questions would bo left to their discretion, at least to 4n ex irm that would not be incompatible with the ob ject for which Congress was granted exclusive Ifgl-lation over the seat of Government. When the Constitution was yet under consideration, it w-a* essoinee by Mr. Madieon that its Inhabitant* would he allowed a municipal legislature, for purpose*, derived from their own suffrages. «ben, for the first time. Congress, In the rear iT«. 1, . ,ei ? 1t4 al Washington, President Adams, in his speech at Its opening, reminded the two. houses Hint It vm for them to consider whether the local gowera over the District of Columbia, vested by ic Constitution in the. Congress ofthe United states, should be exercised, and ho YOL. XX. asked them to consider it as tbc Capital of a great nation, advancing with unexampled rapidity in arts, in commerce, in wealth and in population, and possessing within itself those resources which. If not thrown away or lamentably misdi rected, would secure to it a long coarse ol pros perity and self government Three years had not elapsed when Congress was called upon to deter mine the propriety of retroceding to Maryland and Virginia the Jurisdiction of tho Territory which they bad respectively relinquished to tbc tbc Government of the United States. It was uigcd on ore nand that exclusive jurisdiction was not necessary or nsefa) to (ho Government; that It deprived ihc inhabi tants of the .District of their political rights; that much of the time of Congress was consumed in legislation pertaining toll; that its government was expensive ; that Congress was rot competent to legislate for the District, because members were strangers to Us local concerns, and that it was an example of a Government without repre sentation, an experiment dangerous to >hc liber ties of the States. On tbc other hand it was held, among other reason?, and tncccfi&fnlly, that the Constitution, Ui* acts of cession of Virginia and Maryland and set ot Centres? acceptingihe grant, all contem plating the right of exclusive legislation by Con gress, and its usefntava?, If not its necessity, was inferred from the inconvenience which was felt for want of it by Congress of confederation; that the people themselves, who it was said had been dc- - pnved ol their political rights, bad not complain ed and did not desire a retrocession; that they might be remedied by giving them representation m Congress when the District should become suf ficiently populous, and In the meantime a local legislation; that if the Inhabitants bad not tho right tin y bad great political Influence; that tbc trouble and expense or legislating for the District would not be groat, but would diminish, and mitht In a great measure be avoided l>y a local legislation, and that Congress could not retrocede the inhabitants without ibelr consent, continuing to live laVy under the laws that existed at the time of the cceeiou. and such only baring been made as were suggested by themselves. The peo ple ol the District have not sought by a local leg islature that which has been generally willingly conceded by the Congress of the nation. As a general ru’c, sound policy requires that the I cgtslatnre should yield to the wishes ot a people, when not Inconsistent with the Constitu tion and laws. The measures suited to one com munity might not be well adapted to the condi tion cf another, and person? best qualified to de termine such questions are those whose interests are to be directly effected by any proposed law. in Massachusetts, for Instance, male persons are allowed to vote without regard to color, provided they possess a certain degree of intelligence, in a population in that State of I,S3t,(jGG there ,werc.byihe census of only i),CC2 persons of color, and oi the males over twenty years of age, there were whites to 2,0)2 solorcd. By the same official enumeration there were in the District of Columbia (W,7W whites to 14,316 persons of tbo colored race. Since then, however, the population ol the Dis trict has largely increased, aud it is estimated that at the present time there arc nearly U’o,ooo whites to 80,UV negroes. The cause of the augmented numbers of the latter ciats n<-td?nu explanation. Contiguous to Maryland and Virginia, the Distret, dunce (be war, became a place of refuge for those who weaned irom ser vitude, and Ills the abiding place of a considera ble proportion of those who sought within Us limits a shelter from bondage. Until then held iu slavery, and denied all opportunity for mental citlimc, their first knowledge of Government was acquired when by conferring upon them freedom, it became the benefactor of their race. Tbo test of their capability lor improve ment began when, tor the first time the caicer of free Industry and'the avenues to in telligence were opened to them. Possessing these advantages but a limited time, the greater number, perhaps, having entered during the latter years ot the war and at its termination, we may well pause to inquire whether after so briefs probation they arc as a class capable of an Intelll cc&t exercise of the right of suttraec. aud quali fied to discharge the unties of official position. The people who arc dally witnesses of thdr mode 01. living and who become familiar with their habits of thought, have expressed the conviction that they ate not competent to serve as officers, and that they become eligible under local governments in which they live clothed w ith the elective franchise. Their number, already largely in excess oftbc demand for labor, would be soon increased by an influx from a -joining Stales; ai 0 drawn from fields where employment is plenty, ibey would in vain • seek U bere, and so add to the embarrassment already experienced from the large class of idle persona congregated in this Di-trkt. Hardly yet capable of funn ing correct judgments on Important questions that often make tbc issues ol a political contest, they could easily be made subservient to the In trigues ol designing persons, while in' Massa chusetts* under the census of ISOO, the proportion Ol while to colored males over twenty years of age wa? one hundred and thirty-one to one, the block nice here com-tit ites nearly one-third of me entire population; while the same class surrounds the District on all sides, ready to change their residence at & moment's notice, with all the facility of a nomadic peo ple, in order to enjoy hereafter a short residence, a privilege they find nowhere t-bc. It is within theirpower In one year to come 'into the District in such numbers a* to have tbc supreme control of the while race, and to govern them by their own officers and by the exercise ol nil the municipal nuthonly, amoug the rest, pow er ol taxation over propeitv, in which 'hey have no interest. In Massachusetts, where they have enjoyed the benefits of a thorough educational system, a qualifiraflou of Intelli gence is required, wh-lo hero snflraguls extended tu all without discrimination, as well to the most incapable, who can prove a residence In the District of one year, as totho-o Evisons ot color,who, comparatively few in unm cr, arc permanent Inhabitants, and Laving given evidence of qualification, arc recognized as use ful and responsible members ot community. Im posed on an unwilling people placed by the Con stitiitinn under tbc exclusive legislation of Con gress, it would be received as an arbitrary cxer circ ol power, and os an Indicarton by tbc country of the purpose of Congress to compel tbo accept ance of negro Miffrago by the States. U would ettsreuder a focUns of opposition aud balled between the two races, w-ich becoming deep tooled and Ineradicable, woaid prevent them from living together in a i-'atc of mutual friendli ness. Carefully avoiding every measure that might lend to produce swell a result, and follow imr the clear and well ascertained popular will, we should assiduously endeavor to promote kind ly relations between them, and thus when t'mt popular will leads the way, prepare lor the gradual and harmonious introduction of this new element into the political pow - cr of the coun try. Item not be urged that the propu«cd exten sion of suffrage in the District of Columbia is necessary to enable persons of color to protect either their Interests or their rights. They stand here precisely as they stand in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. Hero, as elsewhere, ic ail that per tain? to civil rights, there is nothing to (jisiicgnish this classa of person? from citi zens of the United btates, for they possess the full at d equal benefit of ail laws and proceed ings for the security of person and property, as Is enjoyed by white citizens, and arc made subject to like punishment, pain*, and penalties, and to none otner, any law. statute, ordinance, regula tion, or custom to tnc contrary notwiihstanuing. Nor, as has been assented, arc tbeir sutlrages necessary to aid a loyal sentiment here, for local governments aheady exist of undoubted tralty to the Goverrment, and ore sustained by cotnmntiUics which wen among the first to testily tbeir devotion to the Union, and which during the straggle furnished their frill quotas of men to rite military sendee of the country. The elective franchise ofthc United Slates Is tbo highest at tainment of an American citizen, and w*bcn guarded by virtue, intelligence, patriotism, and a proper appreciation of onr Institutions, consti tutes the tine basis ofa democratic form of gov ernment, in which the sovereign power is lodged in the body of the people. Its influ ence or good nccessany depends - upon the elevated character and patriotism ol the elec- I tor. .for if exercised b\ persons who do not Justly estimate its value, and who are Indifferent a* to *i? results, it will only serve as a means ot placng I power in the bands of the. unprincipled and am oltions, and must eventuate in tbc complete de*- tinction of that liberty of which It should be the moat powerful conservator. Great danger Is Icrcforc to be apprehended Born an untimely eversion or the elective franchise to any new class In ottr country, especially when the large majority of that class, in wielding the power thus placed in their bauds, cannot be expected correctly to comprehend the duties and responsibilities which pertain to suf irage. Yesterday, as it were, four millions of pci sons were held In a condition or slavery that bad existed for generations. To-day they arc freemen, and arc assumed by law to be citizens. It cannot be presumed for »b*ir previous condition ol servitude that as a class they arc as well inf.rmed as to the nature of our Government as an Intelll- B:nt foreigner who makes our land the home of s choice. In the case of the latter, neither a i evidence of five years and the knowledge which it gives, nor attachment to its principles, are the only conditions of citizenship, tic must prove in addition, a good moral character, and thus give reasonable ground for the belief that he will be failblnl to his obligations as a citizen of the Republic. Where a people, the source of all political power, speak by their suffrages through the fnstrumcmalltv or the ballot box, it must he can-tally guarded against the control of those who are corrupt to principle and the en emies of a free ConsliinlioD, for it can only be come lo our political and social system a source of power to popular sentiment, when kept free uom demoralizing Influences, controlled through fraud and usurpation, by the designing, anarchy ano despotism must inevitably follow, la the hands ol the patriotic and worthy our Govern ment will be preserved on the princinlcs of the Constitution inherited from our fathers. It fol- lows, therefore, that In admitting to the ballot box anew class of voters not qualified for Ihc exetclsc of the elective franchise, we weaken our system of Government, instead of adding lo Us strength and durability. In returning this bill to the Senate, 1 deeply re gret that there should be auy conflict of opinion between the legislative and Executive Depart ments ofthe Government In regaro}to measures that vitally affect the prosperity cud pca:c of the country. Sincerely desiring to reconcile the States with one another, and the whole people to the Government of the United Status, It has been my earnest wish to co-operate with Con gress in all measures having for their object a proper and complete adjustment ut questions resulting from our late civil war. Harmony between the co-oidmate branches ofthe Government, always necessary for public welfare, was nevermore demanded than at the present time, and tt will therefore he my constant atm to piomotc, as far as possible, concert of action be tween them. The differences of opinion that have already occurred have rendered me only the more cautious lest the Executive should encroach npon any ot the pre rogatives of Congress, or by exceeding In any maimer the constitutional limit of his duties, de stroy the equilibrium that should exist between the several co-ordinate departments, and welch Is to essential to the harmonious workings ofthe gov ernment. I know It has been nrpeuthat the E xecutive Department is more likely to enlarge the sphere of its action than either ofthe other two branches ot the Government, and especially In the exercise of the veto power conferred upon it by the Constitution It t-hould be remembered, however, that this power is v.hotly ccga ire and conservative in Its charac ter, acd was Intended to operate ss a check upon unconstitutional, hasty and improvident legisla tion, and as a means of protection against inva sions ofthe just powers ofthe Executive and Ju dicial Departments. It Is remarked by Chancellor Kent that ” to tract laws is a iransccndam power, and if the body that possesses it be a full and equal representation of Ihc people, there is danger of its pree-lnc with destructive weight npon all the other parts of the machinery of Gov ernment. It has therefore been thougot neces sary, by most skilful and experienced art ists in the science ot civil policy, that strong harriers should be erected for the protec tion and security of the other necessary powers of Government. Nothing has been deemed more fit and expedient for (he purpose than the provision that the bead of the Executive Depatt*. meut shouM be so constituted as to secure a requisite share of independence, and that he should have a negative or: the passing of law?, ana that the Judiciary power, resting on a still more permanent hosts, should have the right of determining upon the validity of laws by the standard oljtfce Constitution.” Tbu necessity of some such checks in the hands cf tbc Executive la shown by rclcrcncc to the most eminent writers npon our system ot government, who seem to concur In the opinion that encroachments are more to he apprehended Rom the department In which all legislative powers arc vested by the Constitution. Mr- Madison, in referring to the difficulty of providing some practical security for each against the invasion of the other re marks that the Legislative Department *is crcrywhcxe extending of its activity, and drawing all power into Its Impetuous vortex. The founders of oar Republic seem never to have recollected the dapper from legislative usurpation, which by as sembling an power in the same bands canal lead to the same tyranny as la threatened by Execu tive usurpations. In a representative Republic when the Executive Magistracy is carefully lim ited In the extent and the deration of its power, and where the legislative power is exorcised by an assembly which is exercised by a supposed Influence over tho peo ple. with intrepid confidence in its own strength, which is sufficiently numerous to feel all tnc pas sions which excite a multitude, yet not so nu merous as to be incapable of pursuing the ob jects of its passions by means which reason pre scribes, it is against the enterprising ambi tion of this department tnat tbo people ought to Indulge all their Jealousy and exhaust all tUolr precautions. The Legislative Department de rives a superiority in our Government* from other Citcnmstsni'us. Its constitutional powers being at once more extensive and less ensceoUblo of {.recUellmits, itcan with the greater facility mask under complicated and Indirect measures the en croachments which U makes on the coordinate departments. On tbe other side, the Executive power being retained within a narrow er compass, and being more simple In its nature, and the Judiciary being described by less uncertain terms, projects of usurpation by either of these departments would immediately betray and defeat themselves. Nor is this ail. Tho bglriativc department alone has access to tbo pockets of the people, and has in some Constitu tions full discretion, and In all a prevailing influ ence over the pecuniary rewards of those who fill other departments. A dependence is thus created In tbe latter which give? still greater facility to the encroachments of the former. We have seen that the tendency of republican Governments L> to an aggrandizement or the leg islative at the expense of the other departments. Mr. Jefferson, in referring to the early C r.«tttu- Uon ot Virginia, objected that by Its or v., all powers oftb* Government, Executive' cgt* • ttve and Judicial, reverted to the Icgislatr, • 1- boldirg that the concentrating oftqcse i„ , B \mc hands Is precisely the definition ot despot, (lovou.trcnl It will be no alleviation that these powers wil. be exercised by a plurality of hand*, and not by a single one. One hundred and sev enty-three despots would surely be as oppressive ns one, as little ns it will avail us that they are chosi nby ourselves. An elective despotism was not tbe government we fought for. but one which should not only be founded on irec principles, but In wn'u.h the powers oi government should bo so divided uml balanced among the several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend tbeir legal limits without being cflccln ally checked and restrained by others. For this reason that Convention which passed the ordinance of government, laid its loundtttion on tbebasis Uiat the Legislative, Exe cutive and Judicial Departments should be sepa rate and ahtinct, so that no person should excr ete the powers of more Iban one of them at the same time; bat no barrier was nrovldt-d between there several powers. The Judiciary and Execu tive znembm were left depentent on the legislative tor tbeir subsistence in office, and some of them lor tbeir continuance in it. li; therefor*, the legislative assumes executive and judicial pow eta, no provision la likely to be made, nor 11 made, to te held, for in each ca?u they caucot put their proceedings into the form of nn eel ol assembly, which wi'i ven der them obligatory on the other branches. They have accordingly, in many instances, de cided rights which should have been left to judi cial controversy, and tbe direction oi the Exccn thodurirg the whole time of their session is be coming habitual and familiar. -Mr. Justice Story in his Commentaries on tbe reviews the same subject, aud says: “ The truth is that legislative power is tnc great and o\ cr-ruling power in'every free Govern ment. The rennevniative? of the people will watch with jealousy every encroachment oftbc Executive Magistrate, for it trenches upon their own authority, bat who shall watch the encroach ments of those representatives themselves ? ■Will they be as Jealons of the cxcid-c of power by themselves as by others. There-are many reasons which may be assigned-for the engrossing influence of the Legislative Department. In me first place its constitutional powers arc more extensive aud less capable of being brought within precise Holts than those of eitner of the other Departments. Tho bounds of the Executive authority are easily marked ont aud de fined. it reaches few objects, and thoro arc known'. It cannot transcend them with- : out being brought in contuct with other depart men:?. Laws may check,and restrain, and bound Its exercise. The same remaiks apply wi'h slid greater force to the Judiciary. Tbe jnrl-dlciion is, or may be. bounded to a lew objects or per rons. or howe'er i-cucral and unlimited. Its opera liens ore ncccsraiUyconfined to the mere aamiu isolation ul nutate and public Justice. It can not punish without law. It cannot create veisus to act upon. 11 con decide only upon right? and cases as they arc brought by outers De fo eit It can do nothicg lor It elf. It must jo everything lor others, ft must obey laws, and it it corruptly admini-tors them is subject to the power ol impeachment On me other hand, the legislative power, except In a ftw eases of Con stitutional prohibiuon. is constantly vary ing ita means. it governs the tnsrltn tione, laws and policy of the conntrv; it regulates vast interests; it disposes of all property; it levies all tvxcs: it directs and appropiia'ca ail suppier; it gives rule? for the dec cent, distribution and de vises «’f all property held by individuals; it con c ols sources and icsomccs of wealth: it cb mecs at its will the whole fabric of laws; i' moulds .at its pleasure almost all (he inslitntions which give strength, and comfort and dignity to society. In the next ulaco it *s the direct vlriblorcprcscntative of the will of the people In all change? ot times or circum stances. It has the pride ns writ as power of nnmbeis. It is easily moved and steadily moved by ihc strong impulses of popular feelings aud popuiur odium. It obeys without reluctance the wishes and .will of tbc majority lor the time being. The path to public tavor lies open by snob obedience, aud it finds not only support but enact? with impunity whatever measure? tho majority advise even though they transcend the coDrtituilonal powers It is needful therefore lobe jealons or scrupulous of its use of power, and it finds its ambition stimulated aud its arm strengthened ny the countenance of number? and encouragement. These views are not those ot men »bo look with apprehension on the fate of Republics, bnt they ate also freely admitted by some of the strongest advocates of popular tights nnd the peimancncy of Republican institntions. Each department should have a will of it? own; each should have Its independence secured be yond the power of being taken away by either, or both, of the others: Out, at the same time, the relations of each to the other should be so tTroeg that there should be mutual interest to sustain aud support each other, not only by CoDTtitulioi al mean? ont by p?r?ouai motives to resist encroachments of one of tbe others. Thus bit onion would he made to counteract ambition; the desire ot power to check power, and the pressure of Interest to balance uu opposing in terest, The JadlcUry 1? naturally and almost necessarily, as has been already said, the weakest department. It can have no means of Influence by patronage. Its powers can never be wielded for it* elf. It has bo command over the puis-, or sword of the nation, it can neither lay taxes nor appropriate moneys, nor appoint officers, iti- never brought foto contact with tbe people by constant appeal? and jqlicitation?, and private intercourse, which belong to all the oth-r departments of government. It is seen only in controversies, or in trials and punishment*. Ha rigid justice .and impartiality give U no claims to favor, however they may to respect. It stands solitary and unsup ported, except by that portion of public opluron which is interested only In the strict administra tion of Justice. it can scare ly secure the sym pathy and zealous support either of the executive or legislative. If they arc not, as is not uufre qnenily tnc case, lemons or ns prerogatives, tin* constant necessity of scrutinizing acts of each upon application of any private person, and the painful duty of pronouncing judgment that these acts arc a departure from the law or Constitution, can have no tendency to conciliate or nourish fa vor. It would seem that additional guards would, under such circumstances, be necessary to protect this Derailment from the absolute do minion of the others. Yet ran-ly hive anv such guards been applied, and every attempt to intro duce them hasbicn resisted with a pertinacity which demonstraus bow slow popular leaders are to Introduce checks upon their own power, and 1 xiw tlowtbc people ate to believe that the ju diciary is tnr real bulwark of their liberties.” If any Department of the Government has undue in fluence or absorbing power. It certainly has not been cither the Executive or Judiciatr. In addi tion to what has been said by these distinguished writers, it may also he urged that the dominant party In each House may, by the expulsion of a sufficient number of members, or by exclusion from representation of a requisite number or States, reduce the minority to le«s than onc-tbtrd. Congress, by these me ns, might be enabled to pass a law, the objections of the Pres ident to the contrary notwithstanding, which would render impotent the other two departments of the Government, and make imperative the wholesome and restrain ing power which it was intended by the framers oi the Constitution should bo exerted by them. This would be a practical concentration of all power in the Congress of the United States. In the language of another, the Declaration of Inde pendence would be precisely the definition of des potism. I have endeavored to reproduce the thoughts of 'the great statesmen and constitutional lawyers ot the early and later days of Republics, lather than to rely simply upon an expression of my own opinion*. We cannot too ottvu recur to them, and especially at a conjuncture like the present. Their application to our actual condi tion Is so apparent that they row come to ns as a living voice, to be listened to with more attention than at any previous period of bur history. We have • been and ate yet Id tic midst or popular commotion. The past sions aroused by a crest civil war arc stdl doinl iiam. The present Is not favorable to that calm and deliberate judgment which is .the only sale guide when radical chLnpcs In onr Government are to he made. Ihe measure now before me Is one of those changes. It Initiates an untried experiment for u people who have said with one voice u is not tor their good. This alor.c should make us pause. But It Is cot all. The experiment has not been tried, or so much as demanded, by the people ot the several Stales, tor themselves. In hut tew of the States has each an innovation boon allowed, as giving ballot to me colored population, without any other qualification than a residence of one year, and in most ot them the denial of the ballot to this race Is absolute by fundamental law. placed beyond the domain of ordinary Icpis* lation. In most ot these {States the evil ol such enirage would be partial- Here the innovation assnmes formidable proportion?,which may easily grow to snch an extent as to make the white element a subordinate portion in the body politic. After a foil deliberation on lb s mtssnrc, I cannot bring myself (o ap prove it, even upon local considerations, notes the beginning of an experiment on a larger scale, lyiodtouo one In attachment to that rale of general euQTage which distinguishes onr policy as a nation, bat there is a limit wisely observed hitherto, which makes the ballot a privi lege and a trust, and which requires of some classes a time satiable for probation and prepar ation. TogivcUlrdisi-.imtnatcly to a new class wholly nnpirpaitd by previous habits and oppor tunities to perform the trust which U demands. Is to degrade It, and &na:ly to destroy its power, for It may be safely assumed that no political truth Is better established than ihat snch indiscriminate and all-embracing extension of popular suffrage must end at last in its destruction. W [Signed] Axpuew Johnson*, asuikgtok, January S. 1867. Hie fccnaio Tclnscd to postpone the considera tion of the bill onto to-morrow, and to print the bill. Mr. SHERMAN thought the message was couched In respectful language, and should be respectful!? considered. He believed the negro would use the pnvilcgc of suffrage with reason and Intelligence. _ Mr. COWAN denied the right of Congress to trv-tbc experiment here which bad never been trlc'o elsewhere. The people here bad tha samo right to govern their axtalrs os those of any Stats, Congress could no morelnslitute political equality between the two rac.s than they could mauc the l.jack man while, thongs they might try It, Mr. MOUULLI- asked why had sot the negro the same right to civil privileges as to life, noe.-iy aud AOWAN replied that the light to Ufe.lihcr tv end properly wa-» conierrcd b.. Divine power; civil rh-hts were ronlerred bv tho community. Mr. Wll J.IAMS thought harm could result from the measure, and it it was passed, doubtless negro suffrage w ould be granted by Ibe Northern Slates. He thought, 100, that Cong.'esa was quite as competent to pass on the intelligence or thu negro as ihe Piestdenl. Mr. JOHNSON denied the right of Congress to Interfere with tho rights of the people of toe Dls ulcti There was nothing-la the CqiuuiaUoa that CHICAGO. TUESDAY. JANUARY 8. 1867. gave Congress tho right *to confer the privilege or suffrage. It lad no more right to do It here than in the states. (The balance of the Senate report came too late for publication.] BOOSE. Bills were Introduced to establish a Territorial Government for the Indian Territory; to appeal lie act retroceding the city of Alexandria to Vir ginia; to amend the Homestead law of ISG2, granting rands to Kansas to atd In erecting a deaf ana dumb asylum; to amend the act organizing the Tcmtoiies of Arizona and New Mexico ; the bill authorising the SecretaiT of the Treasury to sell all the gold in the (Treasury in excess of £50.000,00(1. at discretion with thirty days public notice : all were referred. >!r. J/OAN, of Missouri, Introduced the follow ing ivfoltuion tc Impeach the President: JleiolvtU, That for the purpose of securing the Irmts of the victories gained on the part of the Ri public during the late war waged by rebels and traltors'agalnst the life of the nation, and of giv ing elect to the will of the people as expressed at the polls daring the recent eUctions by majori ties numhuing in the aggregate more than •W.OOO votes, it is the Imperative duty of the Thinwlnth Congress to take, without delay, each action as will accomplish the following ob jects : First, the Impeachment of the officer now exercising the functions pertaining to office of the President of the United States of America, and bis removal from office upon conviction, in dne form of law*, of the high crimes and misdemeanors of which be U manifestly and feloniously guilty, and which render It unsafe for ns to permit him to dis charge the powers be unlawfully assumed. 2d. To provide for the faithful and efficient adminis tration ot the executive department of tho Govern ment within the limits prescribed by law. Sd. To secure, by the direct intervention of Federal au thority, the right ol Iranchiae alike, without re gard to color, to all classes of loyal citizens re t luirp within those sections of the Republic which wuc lately in rebellion. ’t le following section was ruled out: “To pro •. .vflicient means for the immediate reorgaui : *.i< t of civil governments in those States lately t •• * elllon, excepting Tennessee, and for restor ing bem to the practicable relations with the Government, upon a basis of loyalty and jus tice." The point of order made was, that the resolu tion should goto the Committee on Reconstruc tion. Ibid was sustained, and, on motion, was bo re* fened. Mr. KELSO, ol Missouri* subsequently intro duced the Fame resolution, modified by striking out the third and fourth clauses. Mr. DAVIS, ol New York, moved to lay it on the ruble, which was not agreed to—yeas, 46; nays, 103. Pending farther consideration, the morning hour expired, and the resolution went over. A measure was received from the President, transmitting a copy of the correspondence be tween the Secretary of State and the British au thorities, relative (o the occupation of the Island of San Juan, which was read and referred to the Committee on Foreign ASms. A message was also received from the President transmitting additional information as to the ar rest of Surratt, which was referred to the Com mittee on Judiciary. Mr. K ASSON, ol lowa. Introduced a bill declar ing tales of negroes iuio servitude for petty crimes in violaiion of the thirteenth Con stitutional Amendment abolishing slavery Mr. RAKDAU* of Pennsylvania, Introduced a bill authorizing the issue of treasury notes not bearing interest, (o he used in providing a sink ing fund tor extinguishing the national debt. The amount not to exceed s3tju,ouo,ooo, and to be used in exchange for National Bank notes or in the purchase ol the National indebtedness. Said National Bank notes so exchanged ore to be can celled. Referred. Mr. McCLURO, of Missouri, offered a resolu tion instructing rhe Junlciary Committee to In quire inro the constitutionality aud expediency of repealing the laws giving compensation to loyal owmusol slaves who Mure cullsted into the ser vice of the United slates during Urn war, which was adopted. Mr. COBB, of Wisconsin, reported a bill to re peal the act to punish treason, approved July 17th, 1862. • Mr. ASHLEY, of Ohio, rose to a question of privilege, and said; “1 rise, sir, to perform a painful duty, and a duty, nevertheless, which 1 deem imperative on me; a duty which 1 think cannot be mnher postponed: A duty which cannot, without criminality on our pan. he longer neglected, I had honed tins duty would have devolved on an older and mure expe rienced member of this Uonre loan myself. Prior to our adjournment 1 asked leave to introduce this resolution, bet I failed to obtain a suspension oi the rules. Confident that the loyul people of this country approve the action provided forme, the proposition that 1 am now about to submit. 1 ' Mr. FINCH, ol Ohio, rose to a question of or der that there was no question before the iloine. ’1 bo SPEAKER decided the point or order to be well taking and said if it were Insisted on, the gentleman from Ohio (Ashley) could not be per mitted to proceed. Mr. SMITH insisted on tbc point of order. Mr. A&III.EY: “ then. Sir, opmy resDonslblll* ty as o Representative In this House, and in the presence and before the American people, I charge Andrew Johnson, Vice-President and acting Presi dent of tbc United States, with the commission of high crimes and misdemeanors, and I now pro pose a restitution.” [Applause in the gallery.l Mr. FINCK rose to another point order, wheth er the question raised by Mr. Ashley was properly a question of privilege. The SPEAKER decided It was; that It had been so decided upon a point of order raised oyßou. Horace Everett, of Vermont, in the Twenty* seveulh Congress. Mr. ASHLEY then presented a preamble and resolution, a« follows: I do Impeach Andrew Johnson, Vice President and Acting President of the United States, of high

criminal misdemeanors 1 charge him with the usurpation ofnuweraud violation of law. in that he has corniptiy abused the appointing and par doning power; in that he his corruptly disposed of the public property of the United States; in that he has corruptly Interfered In the elections, and committed acts and conspirett with others to commit act*, which are high crimes and misdemeanors; therefore, lie it JUsolttdy that the Committee on Judiciary be, and they arc hereby authorized to Inquire into the otllcial conduct of Andrew Johnson, Vice Presi dent, in rttscbaiging the power and duties of Pres ident of the United Slates, ard to report to tals Home whether, in their opinion, the said Andrew Johnson, while In said office, has been guilty of rctn which were designed or calculated to over throw, subvert, or to corrupt the Government of *hu United Stales, or any department or odlcer tlf.rcuf, and whether the said Andrew Johnson bis been guilty of unv or has conspired with others to do acts, which, in the contemplation of the committee, are high crimes and misdemean ors, inquiring thu Interposition of the constitu tional power oi this House, and that said commit tee have power to send lor persons and papers, and to administer thb customary oaths to wit nesses. Mr. FINCJJ, of Ohio, demanded the yens and nays. The motion was lo?t. Yeas, 31); nays, 103. The SPEAKER elated the bucsilon to be upon seconding the demand fur tbo previous question. Mr. UINGUAM, of Ohio, Inquired whether, if that demaud were not sccoudcd, it would be iu order to mote to refer the resolution to the Com* mitteo on Judiciary. .The SHEAKEK said that it would. Mr. BINGHAM—“Then I hope the demand will not be seconded.” Mr. ASHLEY—“And I hope It will.” On motion of Mr. BINGHAM, tellers were Tor dcicd and the demand fur the preuious question was tccondert by a rote of 75 yoa? to 415 nays. Mr. HUBBELI~ or Ohio. Inquired whether a motion to refer the resolution to the Judiciary Committee would be in order. The SPEAKER decided that it would not, un less ihe vote secondin'; tbo demand for the pre vious question should be reconsidered. Mr. 11UBBELL, of Ohio, moved to reconsider that vote. Mr. WENTWORTH, of 111., hoped that R would be done, ns he wanted to make a speech upon the subject. Ltaushter. i Mr. STEVENS, of Pa., moved to lay the motion to reconsider npon the table, which was done, by a vote of yeas ICS. nays 17. The SPEAKER then declared the question to be upon agreeing to the resolution. Mr. NIBI.ACK. of led., raised a point of order that the motion to reconsider being laid on the table, carried the resolution with it. The. SPEAKER overruled the point of order. Or. (he adoption of Mr. Ashley's resolution the tote stood as follows: yeas, 10*; nays. -15. Mr. SPAULDING moved to lay the resolution on the table. 'lhe vote was negatived—37 ayes, tos nays. Mr. ASHLEY, of Ohio, demanded the previous question on the passage of the resolution, and it was ordered. The resolution was then agreed to—yeas 108, nave 46. Several bills of minor importance were disposed ot. and Ihe House adjourned. FROil TOPEKA, KANSAS. Probable Choice Tor Officers of the Two Houses of the Legislature—Ex citement in Regard to the Senatorial Question— Pomeroy’s Ejection Consid ered Certain—Topeka Kapldly In creasing In Population. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Topeka, Kansas, January 7. TLc Kansas Legislature meets to-morrow. Jt is thought Colonel Plumb, of Emporia, will be elected Speaker of the House; J. T. Morton re elected Chief Clerk, and A. K. Banks ic-clected Secretary of the Senate. There are nineteen Con servatives in the Legislature. The Senatorial election absorbs all other ques tions. Senator Pomeroy {p regarded as master of the situation, and it is thought will be re-elected wi'hout serious opposition. With regard to ibc o;hcr Senator there is a meat diversity of opinion, with a multiplicity of candidates. The Neosho Valley, having about twenty-five members, la try. log to unite on McMillan. Governor Carney's supporters arc at the Top;ka House; Senator Pomeroy's headquarters arc at the Capita! House. These houses are both crowded with the friends of ibese gentlemen. There arc about 300 lobby ists in the town. Tbcnnmher will bo quadrupled next week. The excitement over line’s election bolds no comparison to the present contest Topeka has doubled in population the last year, and vastly increased in its business. art association. j^OTICE. Get your Certificates this Week, CP* And arotd We crotert at tie tan. Sorieti) iHcctings. ATAbONU;.— Attention, Sir Knights ! iV I Ibere will be a special Conclave of Apollo O-mniatdt rv, No. l. K. T- at their Asylum, (the Ms sonic Temple,) this (Tuesday) evening, at“H o’clock, sharp, torwoik on the B. C. All KnlchteTetnplaraare cordially Invited. V. L. HURLBUI, £. C. t>. E. tNDEKUTLL. Recorder. J O. O. F. The numbers of Duane Lodce No. 11. are notified to meet at their hall. No. 4S Clark-st* on Wednesday, 9IU last., at 9 o’clock, a. m. to attend the funeral ofP. G. M„ Beery L. Rucker, Member* of thi Order gen erally arc invited J. A. KUSEL, Sec, 10. O. F.—The Members oi Chicago • Encampment No. 10. are requested to meet at Odd Ftll- ws* Hall, No. -IS Clark-sL, on Tuesday eve ning, Bth Inst., nt l.'i o’clock, to arrang- for atlcndlng theiumralofP. C.P., Henry L- Rucker, P.O. hL,on VOdnnday, at la o'clock, a. m. All Encampment members are invited to attend. .1 AMES )•. BAHNCM, s.aioj QHICAGO bKATIKG CLUB,. There wvu bo ft special meeting ot the Club, at ibe TBEMONT HOUSE, ThtsETcnlnir* ft< 7JTo*eloclca sharp* A lull attendance is- requested. „ art association. J^OTICE, Get yonr Certificates this Week, %F AnA arotd tAs crowd at (Ac toll* art association. J^OTICE. Get your Certificates this Week, mr And avoid the crowd at the latf. Ejje Skating Season. ABASH-AY. EIHK! Special Attraction this Evening. C 1 ~B accomplished SKATEB ASD MONS. LAFAYETTE. MESSES. LAFAYETTE AND POWERS will give a GKAND EXHIBITION OP FASCT SKATtSG AKD DANOCG, This Evening, at 8:30. THE GREAT U&ZO& BAWD HAS SEEK ENGAGED. Grand Masquerade ON THmt9PAY NEXT. I^rAbHXNGTON SKATING PARK, BENEFIT WEEK OF THE CITY RELIEF FUND. Open this Afternoon and Evening. ELEGANT ICE. SMOOTH, HARD, SOHO. Full Great Western Light Guard Band IN THE EVENING. Buy a Ticket, and aid the Suffering Poor of the City. SIDE E-iNz:. SPLEWDBES BCE S Beautifully Lighted. Open Say and Evening. (Sift SittcrjirtseiJ Q.IFT ENTERPRISE. Capital Prise $30,000 IN GREENBACKS I KELLEY’S GRAND NORTH AMERICAN PRIZE CONCERTS TIME FIXED TO AWARD THE PREMIUMS, and the Concert to be given at the Wabish-av. Rink, Chi cago, 111. SATUBDAT, Jan. 26th, 1867, Without any postponement. This Is the treat eat dis tribution ot toe tilth Century, and the most fiucuessltil cnterpriEC of the kind tvrr inaugurated In the World. 250,000 Valuable Prizes, valued at Haifa million Dollars, Inclndlno 8100,000 la Greenback*. " win be presented *o ticket-holders. Tlie proprietors d<> not wish to hold a single llckc-t when the Concert lakes place, as U might cause dissatisfaction among our patrons. Every other Ticket Draws a Prize. Tickets ft each; 5 for $4.50; 10 for $3. Sent'cvcry where on receipt of money, with stamp to par post ace. Send the name ot each sah.crlher, with tin ir ad dress. Money by Dtalt. Poet OUlcc order. Express, or in Rcclstorcu Letters, may be sent at cur risk. All communications should be addressed to A. A. KELEEV «fc CO., No, 105 Itnodolph-wr-, Chicago, PI. ffljotograpljs. ■JUST SEE HERE! MAJOR BRAND Was the first man to put down the rnccs of Pictures, aim he will oc the last one to raise them. Give him ih. bCLcflt. Cartes do Visile only #1.50 per dozen, Por celains $2. at logs Lake-fit. “ T7AEEWELL, MOTHER, you may F never piejf meto vour heart again.” Bat t have left you a dozen Phologrvpha that I had taken at BRANDS for only Also, one Porcelain, lor 12. llksc, I feel assured, will bp a source of crest gratifi cation to you, lor they are dote in BRAND’S Inimita ble Style. (General Notices. J^OTICB. The subscriber will give FIVE DOLLARS for the privilege of looking over a complete flic ol the New York Daily or Weekly Tribune, for the month? of FEBRUARY, MARCH and APRIL, 1H36. Persons having files lot either of those months, olcase address ” •WHIV IS4 Washlngton-au, Chicago. |JKION SCREW AND BOLT CO. The boobs arc now open for sntrcripUon to stock In the Unton Screw ami Bolt Company ct Chicago. ot US Frank!ln-st.. where a machine is to operation rusting screws on an entirely mw prtuclp!e. First national bank of chi- CAGO, CmcAOO, January S, 1867, At a meeting of the Directors of-this Bank, held on the 7th ln«t„ a dividend was declared of Ten Per Cent? free of Government Tai, Out of the net earnings lor the six months ending De* cenihcr Si. 1566, payable at the Bank, on and after Jan uary Uthnext. Transfer Books closed until after that quSc. _ C. B. FIELD, Cashier, ggrFost and Journal please copy. ryyiDEND. ■*Tbe directors of ‘•The Commercial National Bank ol Cblcaco” Lave this cay declared a sum-annual div idend of six per cent. (Tec of Government tax, payable on the second Tuesday of January text. The transfer books will be closed until January 10, ISCT. M. P. BUCHANAN, Cashier. AftA TO LOAN ON IM- PROVED BEAL ESTATE In this dtJ, m sums of 13.W0 and upwards. UEO.n. ROZEC, Beal Estate and Loan Broker. 9S LtSallc-su r OANS ON CITT BEAZ. ESTATE. PARKER & LTiIAN. isos. 1 Sand 1? Portland Block, are new prepared to negotiate mortgages on real es tate in this city. through -.heir correspondents in New York and Boston. JFox gale. A RAPE OPPORTUNITY FOR in vestment.—a firm in Minneapolis. Minn., me besi manufacturing town in tne West, haring made anac cements for a change In their business, now offer for sale, at very low figure*, their stock ol Goods, con sisting exclusively of staple Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, HATS AND CAPS. Ac- together with lease of Store for ten years. In one of the best locations in the p>ace. Address Box 953. Minneapolis p. 0., lor further IQ formation. Goods ail bought last toll. 15,000 SQDAEB FIRE BRICK, From the Cheltenham 'Works, St. Louis, lor sale by McGLASHAN, IIUSSON & GEDDES, OS LaS ah e-fit. ASSIGNEES sale. "tm Tturf day. the 10th ol this month, we will sell tht ftcckof Bats, far*. Pars and Gloves, in store No. 223 South Clarkou, for cash. JCLICS^JONAS, Awlgooea tor Monta Korsoaky. T> 1 PROPELLER FOB SALE. The Propeller Ottawa, rating B I, and heavily re paired in IK3, welt found and in good condition. l» of- Lredtorsale. Forfartfacrparttcuiar* muntiaot wu xor eai WABRI r X fc wuupnuuv. iu Canal-fit. banking. jgANK OF MONTREAL. IVOIICE TO DEPOSITORS. Ir acccrd&aie with orerloas Intimations to the De txiltoT* with the Chicago -S-cenaf of this Bant, the ceased and clscoaßaced It* Bastaturand Do- DCttUbosirctsmthis city, and those Depositors woo bare not aireadyalimed therrqm&lte receipt tor thetr hnlmyw are requested ipcall and do bo. and receive thetr balances, at their earlleat convenience, at the of* 6M, -IS lASUIO-lt. TTM. B. PARK, Agent, chteseo. Dec, suit**- Scribe, I-c c. -pUREICE! ■*• PtTBE ICE! Wc are cutting ft superior quality of Ice, in Lincoln perk,cleft?ascrystal. which we are preouedto ftw nltbia large or small quantities, cither at tb'rark. or deUTtred. Apply a; unco In Perk, to 0. BSSSOS. insurance. JSitCRANCE. PHCEIII O F HARTFORD. FIEST IN THE HELD. 33th Semi-Annual Statement of the Phccnix Ins. Co. of Hartford, Made to the Auditor of the Stats of Illinois, On the 31st Day of December, ISOO, In conformity with the State statute. The Capital Stock of the Company is.. 8000,000.00 The Assets ot the Company are as Jollowa: Cash os hand and Hi hank ...........8 29.337.rS Cash id hands ol agents and is coarse oi transmission... 149.355.2 X 175.593.93 Amrcnt loaned on Mortcages ot Ueal Estate. 13&500.00 Amount loaned on Bank and U. b. t locks 12.930.00 Amount loaned on Personal Security 12.090.00 153.310.00 Hartford ana S. Y. Bank stock, (mar* ket value) 291,760.00 United States and State Bonds, (mar* ket value).! 444,430.00 736.190.00 Accumulated Interest 4.541.92 Total assets 11.103.467.53 Assets Jau. 1,1857.11,103.167.53 Ateete Jan. l, 1556.51.00(1.700.:13 HUBB&HB St HUNT, Chicago Aients. Increase. iSusiinrsß erares a. MEAD, BEIL ESTATE KPT, 151 ißandolob-st., opposite Court flou«c« •tiers hts services In Purchasing, Soiling and Resting of HEAL ESTATE. COLLECTION OF RENTS, PAY ING OF TAXES AND ASSESSMEN9, and tbc the core ot property generally. He refers by permission to D. J. ELY & CO., A r 'XElt 1.. ELY. TYLER, ULLMAN, & CO. HOMER MORGAN, rtAIRD & BRADLEY, GILMiN, SON 4 CO„ CLo EKE, LAYTON & CO., K. UOE& CO., Ol Chicago. Oi New York. I'AT SON & GREGORY, Counsellors and Attorncys-at-Law,' NO. 32 DEARBORN-ST., (WALKER'S EUILDINO). I. N. ABNOLD, 1 i>foi«;e pATff'jf, S CHICAGO* ILL, Cua£. A. Gutuobt, ) Gf~ Attention .given to Chancery, Common Law, Criminal aud Patent Cases, TITILLIAMS, YOUNG & TV A AS, \ V Wholesale Grocer*, No. 34 lUver-aU, sole agents for Barlngcr A Jones' celebrated French Mus tard. Wholesale dealers supplied at lowest New York price, adding freight. A FULL STOCK constantly kept on hand. mmm & co., General Commission Merchant Cor. LaSalle ar.d I? asbiagfoa-sts. CHICAGO. Give partlnuar aUenUuu to Data coying and Belllzj Crain, Flour, Seeds, Pork, Lard, Beef, Tallow. Property bought and held cn margin!, and sold cither in this or Eastern markets. f7T Special rates ot Commission made to those wh» tarnish their own money fur large purchases of prop mty to be held for sale by ns. 1% L Underwood, Ben. W. PndcrwooA WATKINS & CO., Commission Merchants, Vo. 1-1 Chamber Commerce* E. WAI.UBtI.CE, 5 G.D.WAI kiss. \ Chicago. . CHICAGO. \\ .h, lOWI.E, J li. S. Walubidoe 4- Co., Toledo, Ohio. gST* Cafhcdvancod on Consignments ton. D. Wal lirido* * 0.. New York,aid our Correspondents, Buf falo and Oswego. t rctrs ►oiicitud lor pnrebase ot Flour, Grain ol all &'U(U, and ITovlslcds. QEO. H. ROZET, REAL ESTATE AND LOAX BROKER, 96 La^alle-Bt. Lean? netrctlatcf on Real Estate, Bond?, Stocks. Wnn.-bougi; Kcceli-tA,\ nrt other securities. Itcnl Estate Actnr«, Kntmns City, No., Tiny and Sell Ileal Estate on Cash terms. Will send • In mats, mapsuroUiiTlnrorc a(lon,upoc application. Kefer to Governor Tims. C. Fletcher, of Mo., Score t:,ry <.l State t rands Hodman. Co YTcsscl ©toners. NOTICE TO OWNERS AND MAS 1> TERS OF VESSELS OF CHICAGO.-Ton are nqucstecl to attend a cceUnc of owners and Masters jf Vts-cIF. fit 7 c’cliXk- on TUUIiSDAV EVENING, -inn. Jo.isc.7,tn Linn's Hall,northv.est comer Randolph and state-gif., tor the purpose o( forming a Protective l-rlon, and deviling necessary means of dctcncc against certain nunwLo evidently are preparing to enforce, u possible, this cocaine season of navigation, a more severe system cf estortlcn npon yoa than that which last season, which von perhaps admit was not only severe, but unjust. All. or nearly all, men, whom you have to eir ploy—from the dock laloters to the Insurance Companies Inc.nslve— are combined in Colons against yon; and thereby will be t&ab'ed to compel you to submit to such demancs for their sen Ices os they mav chojsc to make—no matter how tcvere or unjust such demands maybe—unless von loimediately take steps to establish and maintain voi-r rights. Attend, then, each and all cf you, and especially you owners and masters of small vessel?, you are tney who sudor most trom TOW BOAT and ether Colons. Jrtoridjonicrs’ fHcrttngs. gTOCKHOLDEKS OF ' FIFTH NATIOWAX. BAltfir, Please attend the annaa' meeting of Stockholders, between three and lour p. m- Tuesday, January stn. ISAAC G. LOMBARD, Cashier. ■pODRTH NATIONAL BAXK. CincAOo. January 8.1557. The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of this Dank, lot the election of Directors and such other bruits os mav lawfully come before them, will ho held at th A l r office to-day, TUESDAY, January S. betwen the hours ol 3 and 4 p. m. S. A. BRIGGS. caciler. ffiSooh an® ®oal. TTARD COAL. REDUCTION. .‘JO Tons ot LEniGZI COAL, all sizes, from sl2 to sls, delivered. Call this day, at the office of CHARLES BILL. 13‘j Sooth Clark-st., Room I'J. TXTOOD AND COAL.—We have a VV large supply on baud of WOOD AND COAL, of all bind.*, which we oiler lor sale at about cost. Con sumer* will do well to call and see n-s before purchas- Inc elsewhere, for we will not be ncdeteold. t3t’ Yard, comer ol Madison and L'obic-st*. JEWELL & ELD BIDOE. jfanrg (Costumes. MRS. LOUISE HAGE3IAHN, •201 Chlcago-aT M bet. LaSalle and Wclli-su. FAKCY COSTUMES Cf every rstletr, for Masquerades, Fancy Dress Balls, nuJ Private Parties, TO LET ON REASONABLE TERMS. Nearly all of the Costumes are entirely new. Orders for parties In the country solicited acd attended to with care, and cuarantc- dtocl re satisfaction. Ad dries MBS. LOUISL KAGEMANN, ba 201 Chtcsgo-ar. ©Hautcb. BOOKKEEPER. A man oflong experience and thirteen years resi dence Id the city wanes a tituatton In tome Commlsf ton Hou*e, whet** be can nuke his experience avallab.c. The best of city references given. Adcre-s ••BOOKBEBPEB.” A CHANCE lor business men, clergy men, tiartcr?, clerks, and others, to engage la as honorable and lucrative profession something that wlil pay. Also, wanted a partner—agent, or lady who can command capital, also character, of which strict references most be given. Address, give name andros- Icence “ELECTRICITY.” Tribune office, or call at 293 Michigan «U near Pine- Consignments. nOO BAL£a HACHZiSII HUSKS F« sale in lots to sW "POR SALE. *** A FEW BARRELS CHOICE. HICKORY NUTS, At OS Hopta 5» Dressed hogs.—'we give PAR TICULAR ATTENTION to the sale of Dressed liocs, and always see that each. Hoe isoorreclly cd. Advances übcrally made on shipments, Weight lists and stqcctls famished vAcu desired. Office No. S 3 E.W BOBBINS A. CO. QASH ADVANCES Made on Shipments of PROFiSIONS & DRESSED BOSS To Sew York. Also, on PROVISIONS in STOBX. JOSEPH B. PHELPS, CALTPETRE. ° CROD'fi SAZ.TPETBS, i'Qt Packers' nsc. jorsale by JOSEPH B.PHELPB, 15 Cumber of Commerce, NUMBER 214, 33anfe • Statements. QUARTERLY REPORT or THE CONDITION OF TOE FIRST MTlOm BUS OF CHICAGO, On the Morning of the first Monday of January, IStfr, Notes and Bill* E **>^CE S . iMicooated... .f 1,7 64,387.47 FumUn* e*aad Stamp*,) < *».»T -»o Due Horn National Banks 390.4«i’»n*l Dnc from other Banks and Bankers 34.73 5.03 U.S. Boula deposited with U.B. Trew. to Fccnre Circulation 694,000.00 U.b. Bond* deposltrd with U. S, uu uu Treae. to secure Deposits 120,000.00 Cash on band in notes of other Natlonalß’nss 9484,053.33 Legal Tender Not» s, (inciud irg Fractional Currency...... *532.203.86 11,006. i 43»..19 Profit and Loss Account 1,731.39 UABILmES. «-<Wftß39.Ta Capital Stock paid in 91,000,000.00 Circulai'g notes received from Comp troUet 603,300.00 deposits. Individual Dc posits .....$1,678,291.89 g. b. DtpcslU.. 150.099.59 National Bank iwpotlts 233,714.74 Otlicrliacks and HanktraDtp’u 135.610.33 $2,228,717.31 * , UNDIVIDED EAKNING3. Surplus account $33,383.47 Discs ants 43.337.H2 Eackanse 18.030.56 latetcst 85.571.26 1203,822.21 (4,032*539.72 I. CORXFLIUSR. FIELD. Cashle r of the First Na tional Bant of Chicago, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true, to the best of my Knowledge and belief. (signed) . C. R. FIELD. Cashier. Stated Illinois, County of Coot: Sworntoand sub scrlbtd before me, this Sin dar ot January, l3tT7. (5c sUmp.J U. B. SYSfONDS, Notary Fa bile. QUARTERLY REPORT OF TOE SECOND NATIONAL BAiM OF CHICAGO, Ou the Morning of the First Monday of January, ISB7. RESOURCES. Notes and bills discounted 5 200.065.77 Ovctdralts...... 4.327.14 Furniture and Futures 4.000.00 Revenue Stamps 19.504.t13 D. S. Bonds deposited tc secure drcalaVnfloß,soo.oo U. b. Honda deposited to secure,oo U. s.Bocds and 7-SO Notes on hand 60.130.00 274.630.00 Cock County Bonds on hand Cash on hand and lawful money 167,471.82 Chickstn Cty Banks ar.d Baftkcr- 101.433.30 Due from Banks in N>w York. Boston and other citie5....166.417.20 Remittances and othercashltcms.... 21,439.00 439.761.41 $1,039,4 3 9.70 Capital stock raid in ... $ 100.00ii.00 Burn us Fund ami itoiit and Loss... .11.24. S J 3 Circulating Notes 97.51)0.0il untied states Deposits 12 t. 987.40 Other Deposits... 703.981.01 $1,039,319.70 State of Intwot®, enmr or Cook, m.s I. EDWARD* I. TINKDAM, Cashier of the SecandNa tloval Dank, Chicago, do solemnly swear that the above statement U true to the be»t ot my knowledge and belief. EDW. I. TINKEAM, H Cashier. t 'v*—, Sworn and subscribed to before me, this i j-eal. > seventh day ot January. A. D. iß*vr. 1 FRED. MEYER, Notary yabite. QUARTERLY REEORT OF TOE CONDITION OF THE THIRD 'NATIONAL BANK, MONDAY. JAX. 7, 1807. BESOBRCKS. Kotcs and Oil's niseoocud 51.2A0.105.1t5 Cook County Uonos (cost) 17.555.00 U. s. Bold.- ?75.t.0«0 Seven-thirty Notes .... 00,100— 810.100.00 Overdrafts 0,7*7.02 Fnrultorcacd Fixtures 0.-tA-ilil Utvemc Stamps 957.03 Itemfttacces and Cash Items 712,710.01 DneCtom Bants and Bacß*r&., 421.527.9 S Specie $ Checks on C ty Bks. 155,«1i7.77 Loral Tender and MatlOL&lllt Notes 039 857.17 $3.1-55, U 90.52 LU DILI TIES. Capital Stcct $ 750.000.00 Surpus 100.01)0 00 CitcolaUor UOU.OOq.UO Dividends unpaid 14.500.00 Due ireas. D. b..s 117.5C2.51 _ _ Oilier I'epoMts... 1.510.93 U-31—1.955.501.52 Profit and Loss 2.339*00 *3.133,090.83 J, IRA. HOLMES, Cashier cl the Third National Bank oi Chicago, do solemnly ewcar that the alwvo statement la tru« to the best of my knowledge and he* IlcT. IRA HOLMES. Cashier. (Signed) Sworn and subscribed to before me this 7tb day of January, A. D. 1867. LUCIUS V. PARSONS, Notary Public. QUARTERLY REPORT OF THE FOURTH NATIONAL BANK 03? CHICAGO, January 711 i, ISO 7. HESOUBCCS. Bills Discounted, U.S. Bonds Premiums Furniture and Fixtures. Expense. Orcrdralts Cash on band: Specie t -1.702.39 J New York and Boston Exchange 27.5*72 23 Checks on CHy Bants.. 24.131.76 Cash Kuna 382-37 National Bast Notes... _ , Legal Tender Notes 125.-V21.7118-1.610.66 DueJxcmßaotsand Banters 8.162.80 LIABILITIES. „„ Capital Stock <200.000.00 Cuculatlctt MOlc# .17S,J0U.U0 U.S. Deposits S 36,327-11 .... Other Deposit* 10ti,S55.SS 233.513.50 Surplus rand 6.00 U 00 treat and Loss 0.505. II f&M,311.70 T, S. A. BRIGGS, Cashier of the Fourth National BaikofChlcaifC.aoeo'eaiuly swear that the above statement is troe. to the cuowledee an l be lief. S. A. BRIGGS, Cashier. . . Sworn to an*? subscribed hetore me. this \ tti l. J Bercnlh day of January. A. D. 1367. < > t?H RjSTI an p. METER. Notary .Public. QUARTERLY REPORT OF THE FIFTH NATIONAL BANK, OF CHICAGO. MomUy Homing, January 7,1567. RESOURCES. Notes and BUD Discounted * 298,877.21) 07prdrafts 495.30 U. S. Bonds (at par) 220,2.70.00 f Brnuoreandflxtarcs 1,300.00 Expose „ 2sl)-8-1 Duo from Banksand Bankers 184.5W.01l : itemlttanccs and other Cash Items. 4,873.80 Cash on hand, , 318.29347 41.626,111 .7-4 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock paid is * 500,000.00 circulating Notes outstanding 449.6004)0 United States Deposits 7*2,853.0-2 other DepoMt 579.528.12 Sdrplui ..........*1,1,00000 Prcflt and Loss 30,632.40 ExSgcV.v.v:.;;;;;; 379.93 53.530.00 f1.G36.111.74 ISAAC 0. LOMBARD, Cashier. Sworn and subscribed to before me. this serenth day Of January, 1567. 171 L H.- PALMEK, Notary Public. iiJatcnts. pABD’S PATENT BRICK MACHINE. Office and Information and dotrlpUTO circular agrees B. h* U AKU, S 3 eotun Ititnoui, cucwo. 13antt Statements, J£IGHTH QUARTERLY STATE MENT nos mm bus, OF CHICAGO. MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 1867. Notes tad BIQs discounted.. t1.343.105.3S retted suta »*dt. aa&oooloo Furniture and Fixture* 1.9 90 1.1 Account ...... 63.1.54 Orcrtrifti 894 09 Revenue State*...., 701.14 Doe from Banks End Bankers 207,40.1.73 Caihoahand 1.119,763.41 ta.2-45.303.73 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock Circulating Notes United States Deposits. Oth»r Deposits Surplus Fanda Dividends Unpaid Profit and Lea L W.F.cqphßACGn. Presld'hCot the Union No nonai Bank cr Chicago, du folcma’y swear that me at>ove statement is tree to the. host of my knowledge and teller. „ (Sinned) tr, f. cooi.DAUOH.Pres’t. State of lixetoir, coos Cott«tv. Sworn and subscribed before me* 1 :*d rlth dav of Jan uary. 1567. iiOBESTBOYD. (Scentstamp.] Notary Paolle. quarterly report MECHANICS’ NATIONAL BM, OP CHICAGO, Sfondaj Morning January 7,15C7. RESOURCES. Xotcsand Bills discounted -f 355.4-45.80 overdraiis <i «79 ♦»;{ Furclicreand Fixtures 2.717.a‘> Current Expenses f \ *jl» l7wnlßms on United States 80nd5...? 4,000.00 D.S. UoLda sttvl Securities deposited r- c w n a H* S-■Srcasor.r 221.000.00 U. S. fiords and Securities on band... 1,700.00 Bonds aco atcu ml e5._.......... 0,100.00 Notes and Fraction al 101.414.04 Nutlrnal bant Notes 7.02*4.00 Chec*»oa City Hanks ana Beaters..- 56,085.04 Dnetom Burgs >iii Banters 48,298.49 uemutauces and otb erwiiiteitij 8.28-1.03-321.291.22 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock $ 250.000.00 Circulation 140.5U0.00 L. S. Dcecstta $18,231.09 Other Deposits i3H,OSO 4tt Due to National Banka 39.833.88-391.105.40 Surplus foul 15,400.27 Front and Loss 21.200.4 9 $821,605.16 I, FonSYTRE,-APslstant Cashier of the Mechanics’ ha lonal Hank of Chicago, do solemnly sffpaf that the aLoresfatcmtat U true to the Dost ot my knowledge and teller. ANDREW FORSYTHE, A. Cashier. STATE OF ILLINOIS, I co County or Cook. ) BS> Sworn to and subscribed btf«e me. this seventh day of January, tse.. EUGENE C. LONG. Notary Fabiic. quarterly; report OF TEE CONDITION OF TEE Merchants 1 national Bank OJP CHICAGO, 3,910.73 On the Morning of January 7, if'. RESOURCES. Notes and Bills niscotmted .* 616.739.60 Overdrafts 7IS-15 U.S. Revenue Stamps 3 151*20 43 S§S“o8 Due irom Banks In New York and ' Boston 263.015.1 t Due from other Banks and Bankers 17.709.24 Cash on hand: Legal lenders 1207,677.93 Specie.... 10.500.09 National B'nkNotes 18,026.00 ChccksrnOltyll’oks and Bankers 170,934.70 497,138.63 Capital Stock.. Surplus Fund. Circulation.... licpodts interest and Exchange. vi„l'Sr; T MTS? 0 * 08 - Cathlcr oflße SlCTctem £V^I cn o,.. k do sjieainij- swear that the above statemet t U true tu tbc best ot tor knowledge acdbellei. 11. R. bX UONDS. Cashier. bwornand snbficrlbcd before me. this reveuiii davoi January, ISC7. iUCU&UD THOUesoN. 1 Notary Fable. QUARTERLY REPORT Of the Condition ot the Manufactureis* National Bank, OF CHICAGO, On the xaoiQlne of the First Monday of January, ISC7. Notes and Bills Discounted. Overdrafts Furniture Account, ITimium Account 1.330.00 Expense Account U.33J.5S U.S.Botds deposited to secure circu lating notes 230.000.00 U.fc. Deeds on hand 1,3041.00 Cashen hand and In New York— Due from National Ranks 111 >t«' York *G2,510.12 Dncfiom National Banka in 805t0n..... 213.73 Remittance* In transitu.. 2.2*10.22 Tender Notes 52.393.U0 Fractional Currency 335.00 Note> cl National Ranks. 11.1 SH OO Checks on City Ranks.... 1U.997.2S 176.976-37 539.530.73 G:ls Capital Stock. *230,000.00 Outstanding Circulating Notes 21 >,M)O.UO Individual Deposits.; 171MM.%2S •Undivided Earning*— Surplus Fund .* 0,000.00 lot. and Excbacge Ac’t.. 21LJ03.03 nr , Profit and L05e........... U,25b>44 3&J6140 1652.504.77 PI. David J. Lake, Cashier ol the Manotactorer*' Na tional Br.nk of cbicaco, do solemnly swear that the above statement la true, to the beat ol ray knowledge and belle! D. J. LAKE. Stateof Illinois,County of Cook, > City ol Chicago as. J Subscribed and sworn to bclore me this seventh day of January, 1567, N. b. GLADDING. Notary Public. QUAUTEKLY REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE COMMERCIAL NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO, OK THE MOKNIKG OF THE nnsTMOSiuY of jasuaby, iser. Bills Receivable $ 305.-HS.S9 Cash oq hand— Local Tender • _ Kotos <120,279.00 Compound Inter- , „„ est Notes b 5,350.00 National Bank Notes 20,280.00 f 5S£“!..“!; 1,691.11 c, i55,.°°... c 9a.-i3S.i9- 303.a55.30 Dee from National Backs 113,120-31 Dneircm Banters ............. _, 4-«ltl Sicht Dills ol Exchange In iranllt. 17.2759.0 l United States Bends 203,5H'i VS Bercnoe stamps.. frlfo’KU! Olllcc Jimmure and Fixtures 2.16 1.37 Overdrafts 321.00 Prcmlumaen 80nd5.... O.sO.LSj igafffe ic.nir„cs .M135.4G5.76 ... SfjO.OUO.OO 3,000.00 ... 3,100.00 ... 3.121,70 ... 330.72 5654.311.70 LIABILITIES. 'Capital Stoc*. 11530.0Q0.00 Circulating Notesontaaadlng 3SiI.OUO.UU Deposit*... 690,6.11.61 Surplus 54.080.00 Earctrss slued sth JidyTlSW-TT. 43.305.14 47.303.14 51.1G3.91675 I, MILFORD P- BUCHANAN, Cashier cfthe Com* m*rclMN&Ucnal Saak of Chlcaco, do Boioooiy swear that the above sta>munt la true, to ttu best of my knowledge and fcclltl. M. U. BUCHANAN', Cashier. Subscribed and sworn, to before me, this seventh da; of January, IKJ, DOUULASa B. BALE. Natal r PaDltc. gy Chicago Times and EveslncJccrnalpleasecopy, QUAETEULT REPORT TBW NATIONAL BAM No. 44 QJarK-st., CHICAGO, JAK. 7* JSO7, RESOURCES. Leans ard Discounts .—1278"6!MA Overdrotts „ •• 227.30 U,». Bends deposited with the orer cf tt e LM S 123,000,00 Legal Tender Sates 132,390.40 National Cot.-uacy Notes 8(1,945.00 Checks on C;ty Banks 100,335.43 Cash Item). 2,428.9 4 Due from Bank ard Hankers. 751-03 Dnefrcm Satloaai Banks.,, 73,446*70 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock. Circulating Notes,... Enitfu DaeDcpoiltora, FraStasdlosa.,,, THOA P. TALLMAN, . Cathier. Sworn and luticrlM to befereJW, d»r o( UR ?ols- M jS!ir. SBurational. 'PvTHhEKFDRTH’S CO3IMEKCIAL ■I S COLLEGE 1, ths tat ta-Um In tae West,belngthecnlvone CONDuCIED BY PBA «• TIcALTIDSCvESS MEN. Foret*nM«B“? r B At. The EDUCATIONAL AND CLASSICAL COLLEGES rcspocuvely prepare Tooths fbr a Business or 4 paß verslty Course. Ladies St min ary last openeo. QUARTERLY REPORT OF THE Oa the Morning of the First Mon day of January 1867. RESOURCES. BtHa Receivable...* • 713.7«i_ae UawiS KCTOntt bUmp5...........0nn aji D. B. Bono* Deposited to Secure Clr cnlsUon(Faof 1081) 300000 M C«S a onSiiS d(5 ’ 20-antt7 ‘ a:i#) ' SftaO®.9# G01d....... .... .4 18.600.00 Legal Tender Notea and National Cur* «ncr 135.517.00 Check* cn City Bks.. 38,110.63 105,837.63 Doe firom National Bans* (N. Y. Exchange) 1134578.93 91.C11.760 90 LIABILITIES, . I 3004)00.00 .* S.lS^f^X-lO . 40,000 00 . 23000.00 ■ 67.361.70 93,*28.30*4.73 Capital 5t0ck...... St;rp os Fond-...., circulars Notes. Deposit- Pi cat and Lota.... I, JOHN IfeSOTRN, Cashier ol the Northwestern National Dank of Chicago, do solemnly ewtar Unit me atwvestatement 18 true, to *he Lotoftnyknowlodew andbeueu , JOHN DKKOVEN. Ca'hierT Sw«.rn to anu-rchscrihed bcs>re me ti>u aeventu dav Cf January, li€7. CHARLES M. STUCuEs, * Notary Public. OE'IEE Dissolution of partnership. The carjncrshlv heretofore exiting between a. and THos.McGOVEßN,under tha nnn case ol GR&HAI9I CO* la thirds? dlisoivca by auluaj consent. - N. H. GRAHAM. __ TUoS. ISCGOVBKN. AH claims jr accounts doe ate abcre-naasd firm of Win be paid over to 5. HI Graham. Ail claims or accounts dae from aatd lino to other par ties, will be settled by N. H. Gr«bam, at his cfflc!,Xo. 14 O South TVater st. >?. H. GRAHAM. December 7th, ISC6. THO 3. McGOVEBN. *P TJBLIC KvVTICE IS HEREBY GIVEJ7 Jt that tbe nndnsisned, lately doing busmes* tr c*o pane era at 105 West Latent, aaccr Utc omi! sad style of POSTER & WALSH, Hare this day. by rootwl consent, dlwolrad saideo panotreblp. Said W* ji win continue oustncss at t&a eanus place, and win pay all debts acatnit said Ann. and is a&ne authorized to collect bins doe said flr=l THOMAS FOSTK& JAMEa WALSU. QOPARTNER&HIP NOTICE. LOUIS E. FRANK, ISAAC MEYER, and HENRY C. FRANS, Are admitted to an Interest In oar house, com m-* alter thle cate.' VI6 T'IISSO LUTIOX.—The copartners! ip JL-'he”l9 rorc ertstloK aider the name of DARE « 4>uODMA>. wai> cDsolvea on thaSUt day ot Decent* her, IS6o. by mutual corsent. C.L. WOODMAN win rtmtlnne the Bakery hnsiseas at the old stand. No. 156 Diarhoru ac, one door north of the I’ost OSce, where all customers will be supplied with BnEAI), including the cde&rated " ■Eratud Bread and Crackers, Cakes, Pastry, Ac. J.M.DAKE will continue the mannlacturlng at tha Steam bakery In the rear ot McVlcker’a Theatre, en trsijce from Dearbcm. SUte, Monroe and Madlaoa-sts where he will continue the mmolactaio ol the ccie* brated ARATED CRACKERS AND BREAD, and all other kinds of Bread and Crackers, ol the best quality. Customers will be supplied as usual witA what goods they may want trora cither bakery. The bosinejs of the old firm will ho s-irK.i by j. Si.- Duke. JOS. 11. DAK K. Chicago. December SI, 1566. c * **• "WOODMAN. f>BAHU£ IN AGENCY. The Accmy known as DIMOND & SPOONER, Ai.cui> i..- M .e Chicago Union Line Works, is this day 0.-olvul. a;.*.Sl’OONEHumatnlxjt la charge otthtr' bcstucss, b} whom all til s most bo fettled. F.n. DIMOND, I K. R.SWUIYKIV \ Agents. Chicago. Januaiy Ist, iS€7. The endersigaed havlrgbccn appointed Agent for the cszcago union s*zsxa uroairs. Will continue the manufacture and sale ot LIMB. aft heretofore, and host* that with the quality of the arti cle produced, promptness In aeUvery, islr <t.^i|n r , to receive the public's liner*! patronage. F. E. SrOONER, Agent. Nos. 1 and 2 Wigwam Building'. LIABILITIES. .« 450.000.00 1410.000.UU 400.000 00 90U.7u7.1tf 1*29.13 jyBSOLUTION. The copartnership heretofore existing under the Arm name ol ‘WILSON, CROFOOT* FINLAY. U thu day dissolved by mutual consent. J. D. WILSON, vr. D.CRHFOOT, 8. finlay. *1,553,920 29 RESOURCES. .e211.32r.2f> 31*2.53 375.00 1U52^501.77 LIABILITIES. BESOUBCES. C1.1U7.91ti.75 OF I HE 1743,034,04 .*300,000-00 . 102,000.00 , 4,000.00 , 414,087*62 . 18'93tf419 *74*2 034*04 Sauk Statements. OF THE CONDITION OF THS Northwestern National Bank OP CHICAGO, RESOURCES. -9 5nn.n00.90 200.000.00 - • V»7^,00.00 462.3*43.00 -1.733.9 Q 13artnecsi)i?. NOTICE. jappary sth, ISfiT. FEANK (SrMEYEE. Chicago, January i«t, 1567- C A. E D . nndcn-lencd will continue thohnsiueas of Lard and Mtoaunnri... u <u . JVi old stand. 532 and 534 olate-it. CBOFOOT, BANS * FINLAY. January 3d. IS6T. /CHANGE OF FIRM.—I have this day V ) &ssocl«tfd A. G. WEBSTER with ce to business, under the firm came ot lUCKKSSOS < WKttSTKIU JAMES A.DICEJnNSON. Chicago, Jan. lat, 12C7. NE\r*Fnui. The nadersizned bare this day formed a cop*-rlacr shlp for ilie lraa*aci!cnol a General Heal Estate and t\ tr Claim baamtss, under the name of BICKESSOS & WEBSTER. With onr Increased facilities, ard by prompt-attcn tlon to hn»lnesj*. wchops to retain all nu> friends and putrocsof the otllce, and to secure a llperal share ot new one*. Or* Particular attention elven to tha collection of tbefUO Ultra Bounty for Soldiers, and to the piruhaa- Inc ot tax lands and the payment ot taxes to Illinois, lowa and Missouri. Office 93 WaehinctoQ.ft. JaMS.B A. DICKENSON,a Chicago, Jan. 1.1807. A. G. WEBSTER. TMSSDLTjTION OP COPARTNER LJ SDH*.—The partnership beretorora exlsuor be tween the ncdeteiercn under the name and stria ot WILLIAM It. LOVEJOV * CO„ of Chlc-teo, expired this oay by limitation. The bnsine-* vf uie nna w\H be settled ty WILLIAM If. LOVEJOY * CU„ who succeed tbc boaliiC-sol said Cru.and art alone autbor-,U 10V. UVUUI.'O W .Hi. Ut (.'.BUI. A., BVU.U B4UIUt a md to use the name cl said William U. Lovcjoy A Co. In liculaaUcn. __ WILLIAM R. LOVEJOT & CO., Boston, 8 AML EL A. LOVEJOY, CiIA H . A. MOESR. Chicane, Jan. 1.1567. The undersigned have this day firmed s pirtnerthlp citder the name and style ot WILLIAM B. LOVEJOY & CO .and-win cortinnu the CLthlnr bus iness at J 3 and 17 Lake-4t. CMcasm. and 71 Fra: it lin and ) 07 Devoosnire-su- Boston, as bcreuuora conducted by WYllata K. Lovejoy A Co. WILLIAM B. LOVEJOY, ALBERT B. LOVEJOY, SEIII L. FA I OK, SAMCEL A. I.OVEJOr, Of Chicago. LYMAN B- MEiTON, . , Boston, Jan. I. R*7. CHANGE OF FIRM.—I have this day associated with me la basinets. B. HATCH and J. HOLBROOK, Under the firm name ol J. E. SIEVENS & Cf). - ; J. E. STEVEHS- /CHANGE OF FIRM,—! have this day associated with ce in business. Col. W. AOU. RAT and C. M. HOWE, under the him name of E. V. ROBBINS £ CO. E. V. ROBBINS. Chicago, Jan. 1,1867. NETV PIBM. The undersigned have thU day formed a copartner ship lor the purpose ct doing & General Commlssxoa business, under the name of E. V. BOBBINS/& CO., Aai bf Rtvloe clo?e attention “X bosici*S3, and ftlr deabLg, ve nope toaecore a ilbemltbareuf pacroaniee> tar-Particular attention given, .to mlinzorders is tLUteaiKcU Office 82 LaS^l|e-flt. S. V. BOBBINS, W. AUG. RAT, C. it. howk. Chicago, Jan. 1,1867. T~\ ISfcjOLTj TI ON.—Tbs* Copartsersbip 1 / heretofore akflncun'er thence and style of fcAl'lEßLfcß, WELLS & FiULKJiEK. Whomiie Procere, is this dar dla'Uvcd b» matoal ceuect. SiUwvtttttrwUUlsatß E-. b. WELLS. 8. FAUULNEK. Chics 70. Pec. 31 at, 1566. The nnderslgned will cos' the Whsleia’e Groce* ry business, aa rai-cesscu tome enact satteriw, -fell* & Faulkner,ncdsr the anil style ot WEIJd & FACLKNEU, at the! old stand. 61 South Watar at., and snail be bappr >» receive the patronage S 3 lib erally eojoyod by our iaie firm. Orders respectful]; so ilcludutdcareinlly ccccnud. E. S. "WELLS, Chicago. Jaa. Ist. r*L S. FAULE>gB^_ Sjnteity. 'TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT X th»asecf3?iaocsOxideGa£ |LDO Each, smallest Q-M FtlUo; &S 0 Each, anil :aore complicated S.OOaioJJO Utstrojlurand ' 5C5# U 8 IrtattDß Ulcerutsd- Xoou*» preparatory ti .ft1Umr.......... ; %S* Separating Tc'dli. ...... Reraovim: Snoeracial Decay. Cleansing Teeth. ........ F illlo c Nerve Gav Itiea. each.. Inserting PI rot Teeth......... Bets of Rubber SS*.!* 0> PABtt&WaBTH’S ROOMS, lie ILUTDOLPi^pST., Opposite CoL Wood’s Jlnsenm. (Citg locates. p4t TOUR TAXES.. Hie Beal and personal Taxes £or State, Connty and Town purposes’, tot the yea? iSCf, for the TOWN OF WEST CHICAGO, si e at w due, c&d can be paid at my cxSee, os Comer Randolph Ream No-5* JACOB QBOSS. Calleetor Town ot Chicago, TpEEP 3I3XS. 1 ORYISTS AMERICAN FARM MILL. Grinds foam-Ave (S) to twd-A OS) boshels of Eonr or Feed wr hour, with 2-honsd power. l»c cat> Irtai MilJ wbUSk Wally QMsttAi all otcer MiU CvX tba Grain. ppiCES. & AND *m AUO, TMPTTtK SELF-RSGDLATISG WIND-HILLS. 1 FRICKS 'TttOH 450 UTWAF-BS. ry Western DejJt. 46 West LakC-aU Chlcuao. up pcacx mx* -ft k. oavis. General Agent.,. proposals. HfO 'VELE GRAPH contractors. JL —TfIE ATLANTIC ANO* PACIFIC TELE GKAVn tOMPANT.-lTOposala far the Immediate com .traction ot the following dlrwloos cf the Aiianwc an-j pacific Telegraph Line will be received hy theun d'.-reigned until January 10,13 CT s FrcmNewTorktoßnflaiorto Alhany. From BuH»lq to Detroit ria Cteyeland acd Tolrto. From Detroit to Chicago tia Michigan Ce-tral Kall- TC Fnrthef inlonnation and nuked on application to the undersigned, acc-’tnpaniea by proper rciewnce. g n . van KLEECK. 80. 130 Malden-lane, New York- lco 50.4 ixe sJl* aJM LMMXOQ 4.WDO Sin isjXQsam