Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune, January 31, 1867, Page 2

Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune dated January 31, 1867 Page 2
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mijlcaga tribune. DAILT.TEr.nrEIKLT ASD WEEKLY. OFFICE. Vo. SI CLARR^T, Xber* are three e Utio&s or tte Tsiscwa Issoett. lit, rexy morels*. ftrelreoUtton toy earner*, newsmen and the malli. Id. The Tkj-TV**xlt. Monday*. Wed seeday* and Fridays, >or tto* malls only; and tbe WaixLT.enTbarsdsys, tor the malls and sale at oar counter sad by newsmen. Terms of the Cblcac* Tribune: oatar delivered tn the aty (per wee*!........g S 3 » « - *• (per quarter).... 3,33 natty, to mall ntoscrltoet* (per annom. paya ble tn advance) I‘J.OQ Trl.Weekly.frcr aannm. payable In advance) «.00 Weekly, (per annum, payable tn advance) 11.00 %T Fractional parts ol tbe year at tbe same rates. tr person* remlttwjt and ordering five or more copies of either the Tri-Weekly or Weekly editions, may retain ten per cent of the snbscrtpuoi price as a commtvloa. > one* to srnaotißSSs.—m ordering the address ol yonr papers chanced, to prevent delay, be sere and ipsetfr wbstedition yon take—" Weekly, Trl-Weckly, or Pally. Also, irtTeytmrrßh**bTaad(atare addreu (F* Money, by Draft. Express, Money orders, or La Keslslered Letters. may be seat at oar risk. Address, TRIBUNE CO* Chicago, (11. THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1860. A ITOBD WITH A C'ONGILCSSITIAN. Hon. Justin S. Morrill. Senator elect from Vermont, and now Chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means, read a care fully prepared speech on the 24th instant In defence of Secretary McCulloch's 1 volley of rapid cuircncy contraction. In the course rt his remarks be said : "The Bank clrcula* " tlon in 1800 was #207,802,000, and that ires ** o year of ns large production and of <m much " general pro/qterUyat any perhapt In our hh‘ ** lory." He adds that there was doubtless 1200,000,000 of gold coin In the country at that (line, which would make n circulating tm-Ulutn in the United States In 1800 of |107,H12,000, against #3W,000,000 of legal ten dersaud #2iN,ooo,oooof National Bank notes, being a tola! cuircncy of nl ibis lime. Amt with gold at 140, the present volume of currency potiusscs tbe purchasing power of #4M,«K),UU) of gold. With a Tedeinl taxation of hi tween five and fix hundred millions per annum t with tire millions greater population In IHO7 than IWO 1 with one hundred and liny millions of guaUT State, county and city luxation now than then, with the vastly enhanced price of all monuliudured articles canstd by the ex orbitant tariff, wo . übmlt (bat the country requires very tnueli more enircucv to do Us business and pay Us tremendous taxes than It needed before (he rebellion of the Demo eislle pnlty. Tbe National Hank reserves alone exceed t’Ari.imo.uri for the protection or their dm poritois and redemption of iliutr mde«; and the Secretary or the Treasury keeps eon* staidly bouided ami Idle 111 the Treasury (rein roily to filly millions of currency amt clfc-hiy to one hundred millions of coin. 'I to-re lew toft* and figures may ofi’celually dialH'se ofthii whole argument ol Mr.Morrlll In defence of Mr. MeUiitloeh's wild and dm Mruciiir selmmn of sudden and severe cur* hliry eontmellou, ’ llul U i* loiliu italicised portion ol rim ex> liud iioin Mr. Morrill's speech Hmlwomoro especially desire to direct attention. He de clares that "the year Ibflu was a year of as I urge production and of us much general prosperity as any perhaps in our history.” Mark lids confession from the mouth of the author ol the Morrill high tariff. The duties on foreign imports during that year averaged than jt/tnn per cent—the valim of the imports being #3T»2,103,011, and the duties thereon only #53,15T,5i2. The present rate of duties under the tariff hill of Mr.Morrlll, and the addlliou which he helped pul on it last summer, exceeds fifty-five per cent ad valorem. He admits that the country prospered in 1800 as greatly as in any year of our National history, with a tariff only one quarter as high as that which now afflicts the commerce and bur dens the industry of the country. If the present MonUl tariff of 55 per cent has placed the manufacturing business ol the United States in the depressed, crippled, and deplorable condition in which the lobby that surround and bore Congress so vocifer ously affirm, how in tbe name ot all the gods at once, Is the evil to be cured aud the prosperity of the country to be restored by largely increasing the assessments on im ported articles exchanged for domestic pro ducts ? In other words. II domestic man. utacturcs languish under a tariff of 55 per cent when they prospered under a tariff ol 15 per cent, how will a tariff of 70 per cent restore them to prosperity? Wc should be pleased to have Mr. Morrill explain it. If the proposed addition of fifteen percent to the cost of imported and domestic manu factures will pecuniarily benefit the Ameri can people, why should Congress stop at that Increase of the tariff? If it be true, as sworn to by the lobby, and preached by the Spragues in the Senate and the Morrills In the House, that the higher the tariff the more prosperous. Independent ana happy the people, the Impost tax ahouldbcasscssed at not less than one thousand per cent be fore this Congress adjourns. Every six months the tariff Is made higher at the In stance of the lobby, tbe Spragues and the Morrills, and this process seems likely to continue Indefinitely, unless the Intervening space is cleared at a bound, and we arc all made rich by act of Congress, by the simple and philosophical and statesmanlike policy of Increasing our taxes aud the coal ol our living ten fold. A PRECEDENT Foil .HR. WIL- LIiUV As politicians of the Jen* Black school arc just now exceedingly clamorous In favor of maintaining the sanctity of judicial prece dents, we deem it proper to refer them to a most excellent precedent in favor of ttie pro position of Mr. Williams, that the Supreme Court of the United States eh ill hear end determine questions regarding the validity of acts of Congress, only when a full bench Is present* We refer to the record found In 1) Peters, t-5. The Supreme Court at that time should have consisted of the Chief Jus tice and six associates; but Judge Duval had resinned, and tbe vacancy had not been filled. On tbe 12th of February, IS3I, Mr. Ogden, In bchali of tbe city of New York, and Mr. Wilde for George Briscoe and others, inquir ed if the Court had come to a final decision as to the argument of the cases Involving constitutional questions at the present term, ChiefJustlcc Marshall said in reply : ‘‘The Court cannot know whether there will be a full Court during the term ; but, a* the Coart is r.oir , omposal, the constitutional eases ttUl not hr taken t/p.” The vacancy caused by Justice Duval’s re signation was not filled dm Ing the term, and no constitutional questions were entertained. It would be difficult, we tblnk.'to find a stronger precedent for anything tlun this furnishes fur Mr. Williams’ preposition. Chief Justice Marshall and hts associates w ill, we have no doubt, be admitted to he pietty good authority. That the vacancy had not been filled was no faultofthc Court; yet so itrcng was the conviction of the Judges that constitutional questions were too grave and Important to be finally passed upon without the presence of a Judge yet to he appointed, that all litigation Involving such question* was suspended during the cnilrc term. The reason is obvious. The legislative department, representing ns It docsthc body of the people from whom all I« wer tiuirntcs, Is entitled to the lullclt resj«cl of the Judicial department. The presumption is that ull Us nets are constitu tional, and they should be declared uncon stitutional only on the most mature dcllbe* ration, and when clearly in violation of the fundamental law. They are the embodied will of the nation, and are entitled to the careful coualdcratlon o! every one of the Judges. Chief Justice Marshall carried tho doctrine further than Mr. Williams proposes In his bill to carry It. Under his ruling no question Involving the constitutionality of an act of any Slato Legislature could be In ard or determined. The reason for this ruling will apply with equal force to Mr. Williams* other proposi tion, to require more than a bare majority of the Court to set aside an act of Congress on constitutional grounds. As we have shown in a former article, tho power to require the concurrence of any number of the Judges, or all of them, is clear and indisputable, and the question resolves Itself into one of expe diency. In our Judgment the attitude of the Supreme Court on questions vital to the preservation of the country, has not only rendered it expedient, but made it absolutely the duty of Congress to deprive it of tfie power to carry out its evident designs against public liberty. That tribunal has arrayed it self on the side of slavery and rebellion, and it Is as much the dnty of Congress to exert the latent powers of the Constitution to con trol it, as U was live years ago to vote men and money for the suppression of the rebel armies. While the Constitution has made the Judiciary a co-ordinate branch of the Government,-as it has also the Executive, U has yet invested Congress with ibe final control ot affairs In case of a collision be tween the respective departments. It is impossible to read the Constitution impar llaliy without seeing that iu tramers pro- Tided lor tho very emergency with which the country Is now threatened through a combination of the Executive and Judicial departments to thwart the will of the na tion, and to perpetuate the spirit of a rebel lion subdued by the sword. The fathers ofthe Constitution saw that In such an emergency’ it would be necessary to make tbe people themselves the final tribunal; and they therefore clothed the Congress with p iwcrs which It has never yet been necessary to ex ercise, or, at any rate, which never hav» been exercised, bat which, nevertheless, ex ist la fall force, and which the Congress in its discretion may invoke at any time. It authorized the Impeachment of the President, and it als>* rested in Congress full control orcr the ap pellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, with the power to increase the number of Judges at pleasure. They could not but have foreseen that these great powers gave the final settlement of all questions to the representatives of the people, whenever there should bo a serious collision; and doubtless it was their purpose to lodge in the people such final powers. TUB BAILBOAII QUESTION. In tbe matter of railroads, the Legislature has a plain duty to perform. That duty Is lo assert a great popular right—the right of the people to control and regulate the charges of those roads for conveying freight sod passengers, and lo assert the perpetual and Indefeasible sovereignty of the people over the highways of commerce and travel. If It fails In this duty, It will be recreant to the trust confided to it by its «maUtnonts. Itlsho answer to say that the assertion of such a power would bo overruled by the Courts. In the first place, that is a question yet to be decided. That such a right be* loots to the people In the nature of things, is the opinion of many able lawyers. Whether the Courts will deprive them of It, is pre cisely what should bo tested. The duty of tbe Legislature cannot bo affected by any such considerations. The fear that tbe Courts will side with the monopolist U no excuse for the Legislature to side with them, as It will do practically, if it fails in this matter. The Legislature Is expected to declare the rights of the people; the work of maintaining that declaration maybe left tOtholuturc. 80 far ns the mallerof rcduc Ing the freight by legislative action is con cerned, the amount of the reduction Is oftho smallest possible consequence, whether It bo twenty per cent on existing rates or one per cent. The point Is to assert the rtyht to make the reduction, (o regulate the rotes by law. That Is the whole case. It will, no doubi, have to be fought out 111 every Court that can be reached, aud the people want a chance lo light it out in that way. They want to know whether they are superior to the railroads, or the railroads superior to them, amt they expeel their represenla. liven at Bprlnglleld to pul them In the way ol lindlng It out. TIIO passage of Mr. Fuller's hill will ae. cnmptbdi this reMill. In our Judgment Hie details of any railroad bill will bo of very small Importance, linked, compared wllh the asserilonol Ibis great principle. And any ■aliiond bill (Inil should umll this point tonld be cerluln to call down on tho heads of 1 he recreant members the Indignation oftbolr constituents. There can be no uimiprointre in this business. Thu right exlsla or It docs md. The Legislature must assert It fully iml completely or hut assert It at all. The people believe It exists, and they wilt nol overiuokn failure to a»»eH It. Unlit this fight of the people Is declared In such a "ini (tint It can lie biougtil lo n Judicial lest, nit other measures regarding railroad* will he Im ficcimit Multilist the exnetloiisor Ibe monopolist*. This Is Ihe pivot 011 whb'li "very thing muri turn. If ilm railroad* have a vested right In fix their own rate* forever, «ltlimit reference to the pithily !i)lere«l*. Ihen other remedies miiH bn duvUud; hut If Hurt right resiawlth the people \i |* of the greatest Importance that It should he assert 'd ai once. Probably the hare aaserlhm of it, ifemdatned by the Courts, would render It* exciclsc uiinoecHuiry. Senator Fuller'* bill lias been referred to the Committee on Uulln-ads. This action, wo underntand, was taken to secure home amendment, and la not to he taken os a vote against the principle ofthc bill. THE lAItIFF ON WOOLLENS. One of the most mischievous features of Loth the present and proposed tariff, is that the duties arc so juggled with specific and ad rafortw rates that the people do not know what taxes they arc paying on the goods they consume, and even the dealers in the articles can only arrive at the tacts by a laborious calculation. Woollen goods are articles of prime necessity, and especially to poor people In tbe cold climate of the Northern States. The taxes on these poods ought to be made as light as possible. Yet the average rale of duty on them at them at the present time is about J’Jty-tir per cent, and the proposed rate Is over «r cniy per cent. But, with the cunning which long experience has taught them, the lobby propose to increase the tax on cheap goods, which are consumed by the poorer classes In a much greater proportion than the high priced articles consumed by the rich. The reason is obvious. The number of poor people Is vastly greater than the number ol rich pcople-hencc there Is more plunder to he obtained from them. Moreover, the poor pooplc will not he so apt to find out how they are being robbed, and will be less able to defend themselves. Thus woollen coalings, the cost of which is SI.OS per yard, are to be raised twenty-four per cent, higher; but the fine and costly qualities, the gold price of which Is $2.40, ate raised only cloven per cent; and still finer qualities, of the gold cost of $2.00, are raised only ton per cent. The coarser coat ings arc to pay ftom eighty to one hundred and twenty percent in duties, but the finer nnd more cosily are only burdened with from aixiy-five to seventy per cent. Under tlie existing tariff, a coat worth twenty-five dollars, costa the buyer forty three dollars and twenty-five cents—elgh teen dollars and twenty-five cents being the amount of tax levied upon him. This tax may go into the United States Treasury, or It may be applied as a bounty to the present bolder or future manufacturer of the cloth. It Is a tax and a burden upon the industry of the buyer, under the monstrous pretense of **protecting” him.. And as all people buv more or less woollen goods, this tax is im posed upon tho whole country. Under the Senate bill, the tax on a coat worth twenty five dollars will be Ucenty.fonr dollar* and ticentu-jxve ant*. This is sheer robbery, md those Senators who vote for such a bill will have to answer to their constituents for a crave offence against the laws of common morality. The object of the bill Is not to raise money for the Government. This idea is scouted by all who advocate It except the lien. John Sherman, and if the Hon. John Sherman could convince the ravenous lobby that the tuxes levied upon the people by the bIU would ever find tln lr way Into the public Treasury, they would scatter from Washington as though a ten-inch columbljd were alli ed at item. No; the object of tbe bill is to transfer tbe earnings of the honest and laborious people of the United States, while their attention Is fixed on other mat ters. to the pockets of an unprincipled gang ol speeulati re and sharpers. . The following table shows thocxlstlng and proposed rates ofdnty on woollen goods: 33 S- C 5 *3 t | |£ !S 1? Atllciw. ° P-r »■<, s= o 5 . C 2 “ g * «, § • r S s.’o :-s : £ : £ : 15 :1* ; V Italian cloths 27 .... ic 60 *7l ladle** dress g00d5.,.24 .... so r»i 57 LsdkV dress goods,. 89 .. . 90 ffl l-adlrs* dress g00d5.. .22 .... 11 atS Rt» Woollen coaling* SI 154 73 07 Woollen coniines 61 i«j 1.11 fti 92 woollen dorskln* M 1 3-iu t.aau <vj w Woollen < v.rcesilngf .M I*4 3 III' 60 ft Woollen overcoating".sl 3 1.(6 83 I*l Wuothn ov»rroaUitg*.64 m 1.91 cy ss Woollen ovrrcoa'lnes.M 2 1 -lb 1.20 mi ho Woollen oTetcostingsAl |j: ]..g nu or, Woollen coalings s« I 4-3 S.flO 57 07 Wonlbn broadcloth.,.M i.rj t 8 78 Woollen t roadcloth... ol \ 1.28 6h 70 Woollen Union da....64 \ Hi) a? ho Woollen do du....6t 1 1.n.l ft 7.1 Hurting is .... H 3-5 on jru Union fj M so no Worted repa 60 1 ss so re Wmslcd damasks.*...3t ay ft 60 7S Woistcd plush 21 1.29 60 01 Worsted plush.. 21 Gt so re Uni- n damasks 48 H 41 50 tw FJvmcd reps 48 y t P7!5 SO ft TIIK HKCOItDItR'S COiniT, Wo publish elsewhere a remonstrance against the proposed abolition of the Re cottier's Court, signed by a considerable ma jority of the members of the Chicago Bar. ft will be seen that they object to the trans fer of the business of that tribunal to the Superior Court on the ground that the Judges of that Court are already Billy occu pied. and that to impose upon them addi tional duties would impair the usefulness of the Court. They arc also opposed to the blending of the civil and criminal business, which would result from the abolition of the Recorder’s Court. It is claimed by the friends of the move ment against which this protest Is directed, that the compensation of the Judges ofthe Superior Coart Is not sufficient, and hence it Is desirable to add the revenue of the Recor der’s Court to their existing fees. We think it is very likely that their compensation Is not sufficient, hnt we hardly see in this a reason for piling upon that tribunal the whole criminal business of the Recorder’s Court. The people are willing to pay the Judges a living remuneration for their services, and would not compel them to do “ overwork” to cam their daily bread. If the fees arc not sufficient let the Su pervisors be authorized to Increase their salaries. The pay of a member of the Legislature is not enough to settle bis hotel hills; but that is not a reason for mak ing members of the Legislature sheriffs and constables, and requiring them to do extra work to make up the deficiency. It Is also objected that a son of the Re cordcr has a large and unseemly practice in the Court. If this be true. It is undoubtedly an indecorum, and is calculated to give rise to suspicions, whether jnst or unjust. If it is thought there is in this sufficient truth and sufficient consequence to deserve atten tion at the hands of the JLeghlaturo, lot a general act be parsed prohibiting a son from practicing law in a court presided over by his father. Such a law would be very proper, whether specially desirable In this cose or not. We think there Is great force in the objec tion of the court to blending the criminal and civil business. The two branches ought certainly to be kept distinct and separate. There are few lawyers or Judges of experi ence, we apprehend, who would not regard the blending of the two as an evil, calcula ted to mar the administration of both. The criminal business ol this rapidly growing city, which comes within the Recorder's ju risdiction, is certainly sufficient to occupy the exclusive attention o! one court; and to transfer that business to a tribunal employed in the consideration of Important civil cases, would, in our opinion, be contrary to sound policy. A NBW EtBVAtOa COMPANY. A movement Is on foot to organise a new elevator company In this city; and for this purpose a bill has been Introduced Into the Senate to Incorporate the “ People’s Eleva tor Company,*' The capital stock is to bo one million dollars, divided Into ten thou sand shores. The bill provides that the cor poration shall have power to construct rail road tracks from- their elevators and ware houses to connect with any and all railroads running into the city, and the railroads are required to deliver cars at their elevators on payment of lawful freight. The rales of storage arc not to exceed two cents per bushel for the first twenty days, and half a cent per bushel for each sub* sequent ten days. The company U required to make under oath and publish every two weeks, a Cull statement of the amount and grade of all grain hi store at their ware houses, and the warehouses aro lo be open at all reasonable hours to all persons holding the receipts of the corporation. Various other regulations are proposed, and penalties prescribed fur violations of law, but the above statement presents the main features of the bill. Wo understand that (he gcnlh'inen who propose to carry out this enterprise, have both the menus and the dlspo* sltlon to test the matter with the railroads, should they refuse to comply with the rc. qulromcnls of the law. Thu great point In this whole matter, hi our Judgment, Is to breakup Hie monopoly nml throw the busi ness open to competition. Another elevator certainly could nol make things worse Ilian they are, but would, on the contrary, have a tendency lo break up thu present system, especially wllh the wholesome regulations which thu cor porators are witling to have stand In the uel of Incorporation. It seems to us that Urn more elevators wo have, the less ebaneothu monopolies will stand of main- Islntng llielr exclusive privileges, and we see no possible objections lo the Incorporation of the "People’s Elevator Company." Of course (ho right to mu 11 railroad track through any of the streets or alloys ofUlit. engo, should only be granted subject to the consent ol the Uotnniin Council; and this should be pul Into Ihe bill. IffirOIITAMT TO iMll.flttltN, Whatever tuny ho ttm ability of people generally to advance their wages and proltu U» keep pace with the Increased prices of lion, cloth, coal, eull, glass, leather, copper, He., caused by the tariff, It I* perfectly cer* lain liiat Ihe htrmur cannot advance his, Thu lawyer amt doctor can ral*u their lee*, ihe work mini can rtrlke for higher wage*, the hoiuu builder, the shoemaker, ilm tailor and the blacksmith can advance their price* lor 1 heir work, am) will ultimately he com pelled to do so, But the farmer cannot ad vance the price of hU grain, hi* hucf, hU poik, Ida tallow, or uuy portion of hi* pro dude, Thu great burden falls upon him, and he bus no mean* of sulf-dL-fciico. The reason Ib obvious. Wo rulau a surplus of ag ricultural products, and this surplus must ho Bold to other countries. If the farmer ad vances his prices foreign nations refuse to tuku this surplus. They throw It back 011 his hands, and he must either reduce his prices to the figure at which other nations arc buy ing and selling, or burn his surplus crops for luel. Western Senators may be fooled Into voting fur the tariff bill, but they will not fool (he fanners in their respective Stales for any great length of time with the idea that their industry is being “ protected ” by such legis lation. Dear Books.— Speaking of book publish ing the New York Time* says:—“ In other days books were cheaper here than In any other country in the world; now they are dearer Otan in any other country —that is, dear er than in Germany, France Of England. There is no doubt that this tact is telling grievously on the purchases of the people, and on the growth of a love for literature among the masses." Why did not the Times go on and giye the reason ofthe excessive dcunuss of American books, and the reason tuat our markets are flooded with foreign manufactured books? Theic is an impost tax of twenty percent In gold on the Invoice valuation of Imported paj*er, and an additional tax of five per cent levied by the act of July 28,1500, making a tax of twenty-five per cent. The effect of this Impost is first, to prevent the Importa tion of any unsized foreign paper ; second* to increase the price of domestic paper by twenty-five percent. It is tills abominable tax, which yields the Natioral Treasury no rem-ue, that has crippled and well-nigh destroyed the book publishing buMticss in the United States. And us the New York Times well knows this to he the fact, why dou’l it expose and de nounce the swindle on printers and publish eis? The TVim'x pays more for every sheet of pri uL it utes tban it would have to pay If the class legislation and Con gressional interfci encu between paper makers and newspaper and book publishers were withdrawn. C 5?" Wo publish elsewhere tho details of the commercial news enterprise, projected by Mr. D. 11. Craig, the well-known organizer and former general agent ol tbe New York Associated Press. The new association has been organized upon a substantia) basis, for tbe purpose ol furnishing reliable commercial intelligence from first-class original sources hi all the chief cities ofEurope and America. It will derive its support exclusively from merchants, hankers, brokers, and other busi ness men. Advantageous contracts have bicn made with the Atlantic Cable and other telegraph companies of Europe and Ameri ca, which, with tho assistance of the best commercial news talent and experience in the world, will enable the new association to offer peculiar Inducements for patronage. The demand for such an enterprise, and tho completeness of Mr. Craig's arrangements, already assure its success. t2T*ln the Wisconsin Legislature, yester day, a resolution was introduced aud re ferred to the Committee on Kallr-iod*, for a Joint Committee of five to visit tbe Illinois Legislature and confer with them In rela tion to harmonious action, to regulate and restrain the lailrundsand protect tbe people against oppression. PERSONAL. The maternal ancestors of the Empress Euge nie were Scotch. General A. I*. Kicwart, formerly of tho “late so-called," is conducting a College la Memphis. Mrs. Colt, ol Harttord, CL, Is about to erect a church in that city to cost 56(1,000. Mr. L. S. Gonvemeur. of >ld., a grandson of I*tesl<hnt Monroe, is about publishing a wotk addressed by the distinguished statesman to his countrymen, aud written after bu retirement from public life. The Her. W. Italian), of the Church Militant In Newport, Ky„ has been fined |I3 f«r attempting “lo prove hts doctrine orthodox, by apostolic blows and knocks" on one 8. 8. Call, with whom he IhrologicalU diflVrcd, Dm. A. 11. Dotiler sold last week thirteen acres of land near Sheppnrdsto.vn, Vn., containing water power, for 66,0 K). A fortune of 1260,000 Is awaiting I)r. Ben). F. Patterson of Mobile, lie wds formerly a surgeon In the United States army, hut has nut bcou heard of since 16G4, when be was at Oermnda Hundred, Virginia. A Mr. Nicholson proposes to Hr* to the city of Cleveland, for Ibe purpose of a public path, from two hundred to two hundred and fifty acres of ground, lying on both sides of the Rocky River, provided the city will expend to improvement on the same {50,C00 per year lor the next ten years. Surgeon Ebon Swtn, United Stales Army, Is snli gtbe Uannfla!& St. Joseph Railroad for loss of his baggage. He claims {5.555.50 damages, one-half ot the amount being estimated to bo the value of an unpabliabcd work of bis on ‘‘Veteri raiy Surgery," the manuscript of which was In bis trunk. Dr. Laban M. Sanders, of Bornstead, N. n., died a few days since from a disease contracted five years ago while performing a dissection. James Dixon, a poor fireman of Nashville, Ten nessee, has fallen belt to {150,060 by tho death of a relative In Mississippi. ABofialo lyceum committee intend, it is said, to sue Beecher for falling to keep his engagement to lecture to them. Mr. K, G. Simmons, of New York, paid {IO.OOO for tbe trotter Ethan Allen, in Boston, on Thors day. Axrsxsrarrs in Olsen Tute.—Sixty years ago theatres opened their doors at five o'clock, and tbe performances commenced precisely at six o'clock p. m., and the andlcncc were thus ena bled to rctnrn borne not far Rom nine o'clock, seldom later than ten o’clock. Evening parties commenced at seven o’clock, and among the la dles of fashion tbe midnight hour found tbe guests, departed. An Old Landnahs Gone.—The Kimball home stead, one of the oldest mansions In West Leba non, N. 11., was burned to the groned last week. It was a large four-story edifice, with wings, of frring most hospitable accommodations. This place has been In the Kimball family ever since the Indians quitted tbe upper valley or the Con necticut. Captam Richard Kimball, the great engineer, the friend and coadjutor of DeWiti Clinton in his canal project, and the father of Richard B. Kimball, the author, died in ibe house inISCO, aged ninety-one, and bis lather died in tbe same house, aged eighty-five. A Herr to Mn. Lee.—A London policeman, having a claim for 9 >50,000, applied to a lawyer to Institute 'egal proceedings tor ita recovery. The lawyer took charge or the case, making it a condi tion that, in case of success, the claimant should give {135,000 to bis poor relatives and {135,000 to the London hospitals. Tbe ease was gained, and tbe policeman has performed both conditions— considering the {SOO,UW ion him an ample fortune to satisfy the wants of a man who for all bis pre vious life bad scarcely any fortune at all. THE TARIFF BILL. Masterly Speech qf Senator Grimes, of lowa. A Scheme to Enin American In dustry and Bob Every Man who has a Dollar, In the United States Senate, January 23, Senator Grimes made the following masterly speech, exposing the iniquities of the pro posed Tariff Bill: Mr. Gbimes, Mr. President, the man who opposes the passage of this bill must expect to be slandered. The “ protectionists,” as they choose to call themselves, have already opened the vials of their indignant wroth U|K>n the heads of those whose opposition they anticipated. Threats of utter political extinction are hurled against every man who, In the exercise of au independent judgment, Is not prepared to Impose upon his constitu ents the burdens which the various manufuc luring, comblrnllons dtnmiul. That nor tlon of the public press suborned to their Interest Is rife with charges tliat “the capl tai ls thronged with free-traders, and that British gold Is operating to secure American legislation for British lui crests.” Every niau is condemned in advance who would In quire bclorc he would vote. We know wlat all this means, and so far as 1 have the ability, 1 am resolved that the people shall kuow what It means. It means that two or three largo manufac* turfng interests In the country, not satisfied wltn the enormous profits they have realized duilrg the lust six years, arc determined at whatever hazard to put more money In their pockets; and lo this end they have persuaded tome and coerced other manufacturing In* tcrcsls to unite with them in a great combi nation demand for what they call protection to American labor, hut what some others call robbery of the American laborer and ngrl rnllurfst. It seems that the men specially Interested In the passage of this hill are bent upon taking the legislation of the country Into their own hands: that they arc unwlli log that there riiould to* impartial, free In qulry Into (bo subject; (hut conscious of the InUiosled motives IVom which their own ae. lion spring they cannot conceive It possible that those who disagree with them can he Insplicd by any other than selllrii mm-ld'-ra lions j that having bought and paid (ortho Mipi'iut ofa p< rlliiii of the public pics they cannot In agine Unit there Is any lunger mini a being In existence as an Independent, man. ly. honest editor ofa newspaper. Mr. President, (his nmddogerv of “froo liadeaml British mild” passes liy mo like the Idle wind. Thu men who utter It follow lln‘lr vocal lon ai d earn thulr htouU by 11. I would nol dlslmh them. Nor nm I ftlaMiu’d at Hie eolifiiio mm i, u . Itiir curried Into exceiillun, of sending free or t'lmrgu loevorv |ironiinetil limit In limn uml cUevhero In I lie NoiUiwesl. n weekly cony nf u New York tonrnnl oi wlnil In called Hm "limteetlnfiUl" retinol' |br Ukmluiililc pur* I'opc ortnilli'tiig up a PiMilliiiuitt tlicio In ft* vnr of Itly h duties, n tut of polllU'iilly deni toy* HIM Mich ineinbeis of Congress its may lint Vole In lavur o| IIm'IH. Tim mull who nay Tor Mie piipels enti well iilt'ord Die cxpcmlilnte i unit the results Unit will (low Iroin I him bill, whh h i doiilit not In luted to prss, will he MillUleht refniulioii ol oil (ho iiiuiiiiiclilb they eoiilßlo, I have known inditing si> nhirmlllu It) the whole hMory o( leulfllntloii in till* country nb the nietliod* that Imvc hern iiiloptcd to n emo (ho parwiKii o| thin hill. Thu people Imvc not naked for It; they, no far as wo Know, nru su Hatted with Iho i»rt*euiil lenl)' Imv»s, Ttio member* o| thin Congi eM w«m not elected upon any iiaiie of (hU Kind. TuU eimetment la aolely demanded by the imtmn tnclurera of Iron, and it few woof agrleullur iatb unit speculators who call ihoniMdvc* the wool-giower* of the country. They have organized associations, contributed largo ennibol money to mould public scntlmoul through the press, and have formed combina tions with other interests to control the legis lation of the country. The result of their labors is before us, ami wc are to determine whether wc will permit these clubs and asso ciations of Interested jmrlles to govern us in our action as the clubs and associations of revolutionary France governed the Constitu ent Assembly of that country. It is the lashlon to denounce every man who docs not taxor a prohibitory larltf as a free trader. The cLoace is made that free trade agents are at work to influence Con gress, and that our tables were encumbered with Iree trade documents. Who bus seen these free trade agents? I have vet to sec the first mun who was in lavor of tree trade, nor Luve 1 seen any man who was opposed to a revenue tariff which should incidentally protect such bronchos of American Industry as needed the losterlng aid of tbe Govern ment. It is on questions ot detail that wc differ. We disagree as to how much money shall be taken from the pocket of Peter to support and enrich his brother Paul. »\ c are told that for some centuries Eng land maintained a protective system almost amounting to prohibition, and grew rich and powerful under it, and that example Is pre sented to us as worthy of imitation, as though the world had made no progress in arts and sciences, in productive resources and machinery ; uo advance in the .‘deuce of IKilitical economy and the application of Us principles to practical life. God forbid tbai we should go hack to the curlv <lavs of the liritish Empire, or eveu («» her ’more modern days, for Jaws or politics upon which to model our own systems, national, social or economic. Besides, it is undoubtedly tbe lact that the prosperity, the wealth and the leuown of England are due in a far greater degree to her commerce than to her maun-' fuetures. It is commerce that is the great civilizer and elevator. It Is commerce Dial has p -und the wealth of the world into the lap of England. Yet the tendency oi this measure will be to utterly destroy the commerce of this nation, already almost swept from the ocean by hostile legislation. Aim! now what is the measure before us? It purports to bca lull *To provide Increased revenue from exports, and for other pur poses.” If this bill, wben passed Into a law, would indeed “provide increased revenue from imports,” ro man could support It more ehccrlully than I would. That is precisely what my coiifliinents desire, and which they bellive the interests of tbe country demand. They would be glad to »*ec that kfnd of leg islation adopted which would Secure such an “ increased revenue from exports ” ns would be snlheient to pay the annual Government expenses and tbe interest on the public debt, withou* resort to internal taxes. True relief is only to be found In Die abolition of the manufacturers’tax. But the frin.ds of this bill do not snppoitlt upon any Mich theory as that. Tht-.y do not pretend that It will “provide iucrca»cd revenue >rom imports.” If they thought it would, they would utterly and foievcr repudiate It. It Is ibr precisely tho reverse reason assumed in the title •of the bill; it is because It will not “ provide increased levcnuc from Importsit is be cause they believe that «• der Us provisions lonngn products, coming In cmnpeMtlou with American products, will lie so excluded from our polls tbat-no duty nt all can be col lected on them that they require its passage. The title is a misnomer. Before it passes Hum our hands, lei li be amended so as to read : “An act to prevent the collection of duties from imports and defray the expenses of Government by direct taxation.” Tbe bill is tnld to eontalu a provision for the benefit of the wool-growers of tne West ern stales, and on that account tuy aid Is in voked to secure its passage. No one could be* moie gratified to be able to rentier to that class ol our people any legislative assistance In my power limn 1 would bo, provided I could do so without detriment to the com nun interests of the whole country, and not otherwise. Let us examine this subject of wool as exhibited In this bill. The existing tariff fixes a dntv of throe edits per pound specific on w->oU costing twelve cents per jHjund on lees, and six cents per pound on wools costing more than twelve cents and less than twenty-tour cents. Tho bill before ns declares— that merino, mpstlra. mets. or indn wools, or other wools of tnertao nlood, Itrnnedhtc orr.- mote; Down clothing wools, and wools of live character, with any ol the preceding, Including seek as bate been heretofore nsually imported Into (he Unfed Stales fromltu»nos Ayres, New Zealand, Australia, Capo of Good Hope, Hiusia, Great Ibitain, Canada, and elsewhere, and also Including ad words not heirlaa'U'r described, and upon 1-clcisirr.Couwold. Lincolnshire,Down combing wools, Canada long wools, or other like comhlag wools, of Knglish blood, and usually known by the terms herein used; and also all hair, of the alpaei, goat, and other like animals, the value whereof, at Urn Inst port nr place whence exported (0 the UidUd Stales, excluding charges in such port, snail he thlity-two cents or less per pound, the duly shall be lon coals per pound, and, in addi tion ihcrento, too per cent art rolorm; upon wools of the same claas, unwasi ed. the value wherroi at 'he last port or place whence exported lo the United Mato*, excluding charges In snrh Sort, shall exceed ihlrti-two cents per pound, the uly shall bo twelve coma per pound, and. In ad dition thereto, t<n ptr cento./ raJornn. This la the demand of tho Wool-Growers’ Association. Now, let it be borne In mind that, coupled with this demand ami dependent upon It, U the demand ol the Wool Manufacturers’ As sociation, another society In full sympathy and accord with tho Wool-Grow»Ts’ Associa tion, and co-operating with them to secure •the adoption of this bill. They demand that for every cent of duty Imposed on wool, there shall be four cents per pound Imposed on im ported woollens, and then thirty-five per cent inf raloran added to that to cover tho cost of chemicals, dye-studs, transportation. Are. Mr. Wells, the Special Commissioner of the Revenue, in his very able report to *ho Sec retary of the Treasury, seems to think that this Is In some measure a reasonable demand, for he says: “Itmnatbecvldenf, now, that to the* ex'oet to which the cos; of wool is Increased to ih- Ameri can manniacturcr through the Increases dalle; on his raw materials, liwili be necessary to Impose nn equivalent Increase of dalle? on toe Importa tion of foreign woollens, otherwise the increased price of wool, crowing out of the doty, would act as a bounty Id favor of tbe foreign manufacturer, and prove speedily disastrous notn to the Ameri can wool-grower and to the American woollen macutacirmr. “To balance ibo duties proposed upon .wool, the Executive Cot mlttee of tbe woollen maanfactor ere claim, and enueavor to prove It to be c**enua) to the preservation ol their industry, that tor every cent of.datv proposed on wool, four cents per pound must be charged on all woollens im ported. It is also clear that if the prfeuis to been baLccdtoihe extent of the dnty. the advance mast be estimated alike on goods made of do mestic as well as foreign wool. Conso luectlv for every cent ol duty imposed on wool, the Ameri can consumer will be taxed tour cents per pound on bts manufactured woollens; which taxuo the present atnual consumption of the coactrv, nam< ly, one hundred and fifty million poonos, would amount to the earn ot {C,tM),OOO lor each cent ol Gutj imposed on wool. “Assemble the extstmg rate or dutv upon nn washed wool at six cent- pir ponnd.’tbc prc*ent annual tax for the protection of thb Interest is. tnertfore, (fd.UXt,OU) x 6 ccnt»=) l3»«,idt',ou); but at the purposed rate, assuming eleven anda half cents a- the minimum, this tax wilt be limber In armed (t6.SCO.CCO x 5H=) {33,850,1» >; or, In ether words, the proposed tamt on wool and woollens w lil Ux tbe community (If it should have tbe efiect toucht by those who propose tt) to the extent of {7I.S&OOU per aitcnm for the protection of an interest, the whole annual valne of whose product, as we have already shown, cannot be considered In excess ot *£8,000,000 gold valuation Con any sucb amount of taxation on an absolute necessary orilfe In this country be justified under the plea of protection to American Industry, and that industry one which cannot claim high De tection on tbe plea that U la not yet well eetab ilshtdf “‘Nothing less,* say the committee ofthe wool manufacturers In their report, • than a l«peclfic doty ol flltv-three cents per pound on ihelr manu facture* wilt be sufficient to place the macufiic tnrer In the aaoc position as if he bad his raw xnatcrisl free oldoty;* i position which he mast dftnaoa te an imjKraUvc necessity for ihe prescr* vstion ol Lie lodastrv, ann added t> this specific duly there Ls in the bill an ad valorem duty of thirty-five per cent/* Now, it most occur to the most casual ob server that with ibib relative increase In the duty on woollen fabrics, the manufacturer can impoit wool to compete with domestic wool to precisely the same advantage that ho can ueder the present tariff. Yea, with greater profit, for the proposed duty on the manufactured goods is relatively greater than on the raw material. bat, then, will be the effect of ibis mea sure? Granted, for the argument, that it will Immediately increase the price of both domestic and foreign wools to the temporary advantage ol the home producer. But at whose cost will the increase be made? Uf course every man knows that the profits of both the wool-grower and wool-manufac turer must be derived from the consumer. Let me illustrate how this la: The average weight of the ordinary clothing of the male population iu the United States is made from cloth the average weight of ten to eleven ounces per yatd of three-fourths of a yard in width, ll the average quantity lor each person for a full suit be for u coat lour yards, lor a waistcoat three-fourths of a yard, for trowsers two aud one-lourih yards, lor au overcoat four yards, making for the enit eleven yards; which would cost in England * sev-uty cents per yard, or $7.70 in gold. To ibis under till bill must be added $5.53 duty iu gold, to w hich should he added the premium ou gold, fur It operates ae a duty ou the liu , ort, ut thirty-live cents, amounting to $3.05, makii g a total ol S7.W duty, or twenty cents more than the material cost in Eng land of which the suit was made. This is uu example of the protection which the comb nation of wool-growers and wool-mun uiuctuicis demand that the common peo ple of this country shall afford them. And llil« is u fair illustration of the increase of prices given by this bill over all imported clothing and woollens. But is it true that this Increase of dutv will permanently Increase the prlco of wool ? I had supposed it to be “au axiom In political economy that no amount of du ty on any foreign product eon permanently enhance, above the cost of production, the price of the domestic product, so long ns ll should be produced to an unlimited extent." Does any one Imagine that the Increased price will tint stimulate the production ol wool in lowa, Missouri. Kan* ►us, ami especially In New Mexico uml Tex ns, where h can he produced ua cheaply n« on (he Pampas of Honlh America? I ven ture the pietllctloii that the effect of thin law would ultimately he, were It continued on thu statute-book which 1 domtpicdbt, to entirely destroy the wool-growing busi ness east of the Mississippi lliver, In all of these Hiatus where woo] growing Is conduct ed upon lands costing thlitv dollars per acre and upward. lowa, so tar as 1 have heard, with fo r two million shuep demands no pro tection. Thai demand comes Irani (he wool kipwets of Ohio mid the Stales east ol them. 1 do not understand Inal wo do not receive 10-dav a fair price for our wool as compared with the pitecs ol other agricultural pro ducts* With the present price of sheep mid labor we can os well nlDmi to produce wool as wo can corn, beuf, ami pork, During the war they received from sixty cents to one dollar a pound lor word. 1 agree Hilly with Die t■otminssicmcr wlien he tavs that— “ Mioljw- piles of wools! Hie ittesphi lliao are no IrtlHimiie arguments in to Mils ones* tlon. lino mm li hr l(i-y arc ab loinisl in tlielr char* aiiri. fltm are du< ninlnlr lon geiiuml iH.r««mn of MMiir»s,coi,ppijnent upon so siHß'ipnUd re* •mvlli'ii of |nh'i‘». Hint le so over-lio|im<s'i>>ii o| too Imi ui.oib in the npiltig sod •mmiier of l**a, • inpnlsUd l>> ihe pio>peo< of ho advsiwe In Hie lonl. A Ini 1 I'lullur nyrt'o ullh Mm In liU niiln* Mu Hint- * "'j iiu umiiiM mmnr wliidi Hie wooM-mwer nt labor* la mu-mid ilm «nm>i nit cling uvmjr niliuf liihhlmil lmiu«*r> lnUihiuuitir/, uuuiuU j A lliotl UXtIMOMIIiIMIX mlVOlltrt lit (lid (if b!| i io olviusmb mituiim; nuu production. To raaiody IliU »iß'« of tilings ilia wool-gnmcr now iiropoßcs m make luiti’Oßi of production suit Mtfliur; lor U cti.mii on mip|ioii J iUm liemauo, ot ml ihu pro uin ra of ib«-country, la lo b« allow ml 10 advance Uk price of Inn prodncia without Bi.nmlillm/lo mi prjiilvnleuiadvance In the price of all uibeia.” I uUh it to be understood t hat I want to otfet tins wool-growcra. I want to protect tlii'in against an enormous advance upon the necessaries of life; against an Increase of twenty-five or thirty per cent in the cost of all their agricultural Implements; against an increase In the clothing they wear, the food they eat, the books they read. I would pot advise or stimulate, ifl could, the peo ple of my State, under the stimulus of a high duty, to tush Into attempts to produce wool on a large scale, which cannot he of adrau lage to the State, and must In the end be dis annuls to them. From the lime of the Shepherd Kings down to the present mo ment, no nation, people or community that devoted their energies principally to the hus bandry of Hocks ever became rich or power ful. Providence bus created certain regions on this continent, one would alm’ost think, witlj a special reference to this kind of hus bandry, and planted there both the shep herds and the sheep. When the Pacific Railroad shall be pushed a little further to the Southwest, the wool-growers of Santa Fc will drive many large wool-growers in this country from this avocation. I admit that the agriculturist who diversi fies his labor and his productions, the fanner with his fifteen horses, his forty cattle, his filty swine, and one hundred head of sheep is a benefactor, and should be encouraged. Let us sec bow this bill encourages him. His one hundred bead of sheep will furnish him two hundred and fifty poutds of wool, which will be Increased in value by the passage of this bill, it it does what its most urdeut triends claim for it, fifteen cents a pound or $33.50 on bis clip. But In order to secure this be must consent lo be taxed six cents a bushel on the salt that be feeds lo bis sheep and with which he cures his meat and seasons his food ; he must agne to an additional tax upon the plows, hat rows, shovels, hoes, reapeis, with which he culti vates Ids crops, and the engine that drags his products lo market, upon his clothing, the household ulcnsiie used In preparing his Mod, and the table cutlery with which he cats it. 1 would be pleased lo know where the net profit on the one hundred head of sleep would be found In this transaction ; und if that would be small, where would the equally deserving fanner who was not the owner of cheep find a com pci'&itiunforthe additional taxation put upon him by ibis bill. And let it be remembered that those who raise wool are only as one lu u thousand by the side of those who consume it. Bui the Imth Is, this MU will not cause any pirnmncnt uud reliable advance in the price of wool. There may be a sort of spas modic r!?e brought about for the benefit of the cjm dilators holding large quantities of it, but It cannot last. This bill will only benelii Hy* manufacturer by placing the con sumer completely in bis power. Never was the Innocent sheep more completely shorn than the wool-growcrs have been In the uiev little combination they entered into with the manufacturers lo increase the price of wcar apparel and blankets on the consumer. \\ by, I ask, Is so high a duty placed upon the wool of Colswold, Leicestershire, and other lecg-wooled sheep which are not pro duced in this country lo any appreciable ex tent ? 1 believe we have at this time a capl to between-live und eight million dollars InvcstedTi) the worsted busi ness. This wool U used solely for that pur pose. The effect of this bill will be to root hp and destroy that entire worsted buslne-a lo the advantage ol nobody in this country so faroa 1 can learn, but to the great detri ment of everybody wbo uses worsted liibrlcs bv greatly increasing the price of tnem. * But the iron-makers insist that they arc lu distress, and must be lettered. It was Jor their benefit iu the first instance that this bill was proposed. Ido not profess to be a* well infoi nied upon the subject of iron nuuiufnelnrc us some others, or perhaps a* I (•tight lo be, but so lap us my observation and inquiries have extended, I am convinced that every iron establishment in Hie country properly located and economically conduct cd, Is yielding reasonable Profits to its own ers. and some of them yield enormous profits. By “reasonable profits M I mean what I* considered by men engaged in other legitl mate business to be fair returns for their • apital Invested. In order that the Senate may have a com plete nudci standing what tbc duties pro posed upon the various descriptions of Iron will amount to, I lay before it a tabic (hat lias been prepnicd with a great deal of care, and lor the accuracy of which 1 think I can Mtlely vouch. Table computing ihc cost psr ton, on board, ar the poti oi rlni'Uicnt, Including idjuy imt- p>-r ton shipping cluugca, of Iron tmporied Into the I tided Male-, Mlih Hie done* propus-d to be charg'd ou ilo same in the bill reported by the Mubih Committee on Plnanc*. Jrauaiy it. lbO“—teunced to Uthtod blalc* gold. Dories proposed u?' by Senate bill. m _ Per (on g\ Per of*A?iO Ha pound. pounds, a.’s liars, round or square..!** cent. $48.00 sis.!! ban. round or square..m *• jam jg jj llais, round or square..iji “ catW 3<Tu liars, round 114 ** jy.-*o 4-/«o Ears, round ~iv “ yjoq 47 so liars, round jiao S»V Ham. round Ijj .» *|*<j 5 -.7 hard Iron thinner than No. 8, wire cauec. and not Uitacenban No. 14.2*4 “ 5040 atm boon Iron -14 “ 53.10 43 j; i-crojliroa 51* *• 50,4 a 4533 Scroll Iron 2** » JWO 47.7 U Hoop Iron B** ** 61.63 45 37 Hoop lion 2* »» 61.60 50.81 Hoop iron 254 “ 61.C0 35.05 l oop Iron 2* “ M.CO ■ 71.13 {|°5 8 *l4 “ Sit.OO 57.47 !Jods 2H “ :r> 00 50.21 g c «|» 2 “ 44.59 47.79 K°d* “ 44.50 13 07 Horseshoe I*4 “ 53.10 45,;j7 Ovals 9*4 “ 50. JU 42.2 S |»4 “ «J 40 45 37 UvalS 2 H “ 50.40 47.70 O'*} 8 2ii “ 50.40 50.21 °'£i v—vv ‘h “ 50.40 52.53 The rates of duty average somewhat over one hundred per cent on the cost on board. Oi the twenty eight specifications of duties, about thirteen axe under and fifteen are over cost. The present duties on the leading descrip tions of iron arc; Per cwt. Iron. pig..-*............. ... 52 ■ Iron, bar,/common,) equivalent to 65«4 Iron, small, round sod square, equivalent 10 77* Iron, boon, equivalent to 73 Iron, band, equivalent to ri Iron, refleed, equivalent to '“*s3 to ‘-6U Iron, best\ollahtre, equivalent t 0... ssulo 40\ lion, best English hober plates, equivalent '* -3 Iron, sheet, Noe. 11 to SO wire caurel oauiva • lent to , 55 Steel, extra cast, equivalent to., .m: Steel, blister, equivalent to ' "rn'to 441* Stevl, third quality spring, equivalent to 63*4 Steel tires for locomotives, equivalent tu. .. 434 To these rates freight. Insurance, commis sions, &c., must be added, thus to some ex unt Increasing the duties above the rales hire given. The average varieties of Iron used hv black smiths, machinists and ship-builders now protected to the extent of fifty.flvc per cent is advanced by this bill fifteen per cent. Nall, plate, hoop-Iron and small bar-iron, now protected by sixty per cent dutv, is directly advanced by the bill from fiftee’n to seventy-five per cent, and some of It over one hundred per cent. But the iron manufac turers are not satisfied with the monstrous duties apparent upon the face of the bill By adroitly changing the classification of iron it will be observed that several descrip tions have been carried from lower to higher classes, thus making an additional Increase on platc-lron of two leading sizes of one fourth of a cent per pound, and on round and square Iron of some sizes, namely, No. 9, wire gauge to less than five-sixteenths of an inch, an Increase of three-fourths of a cent per pound. This is not apparent on the face of the hill to . a casual observer who docs not compare the present tariff with the proposed one. Is it possible that we are prepared to place snch a tax as this upon iron which ia the raw material for all onr industries, and which it has been the policy of all civilized nations to afford to their people’ cheap ? Can [ justify myself to. my, constituents for voting to double the cost of iron by pleading that in their behalf we secured the blessed boon of compelling them to pay double for all the clothing they wear? ‘Of the proposed duties on sheet-iron it is unnecessary to speak. Upon some descriptions they are confessedly prohibitory. The steel manufacturers laid upon our desks yesterday a. statement of their de mands. They tell us that iu 1859, under an ad valorem duty-of twelve per cent, the manufacture of steel became an assured suc cess; that the duty fixed on by the act of ISGI was agreed t,u between toe importers aud manufacturers, and war well adapt'd to the then existing s:atcotthe manufacture .hi this country ; and they n ov demand au in crease of from forty-six to sixty-seven per cent on the existing tariff. Upon Bessemer steel rails Is fixed a duty 11 sls per ton, doubtless intended to be, os it cciiuinly will be, entirely prohibltorv. all lor lhe benefit of the rich monopolists* who arc the assignees of the patented process by which It is li unalaetured. Now, what. Ik to lie the effect, of this great Increase in the price ofinm uml steel ? Need any one be told that Iron and steel arc tin* basis i f all production, aud that tho en hancement of their value will increase tiro cost ol every varlyty of manufacture Can any one name a single fabric the cost of which will not be augmented by this increas ed duly ? The railroad Iron-makers, content with the existing duty of fourteen dollars, Insist that if the dull be raised on ordinary bar iron, they must have an increased duty on their production to meet the Increased cost ol blooms and the Increased wages of pmidlcround other skilled laborers. The manufacturers uf every variety of hardware and cutlery asked with great Jus llco that we should give to them an Increas ed protecilon, b-cuusu of thu anticipated in crease In the value ol what Is to them the mu material, Iron and steel. There Is not a single Industry (hat does not demand and need grenlur protection, because of the In eua»e you will give to these articles. The nmnnlutlurns of machinery require, they tell us, that tin* diilv on machinery shall he raised limn llilrtv-llvo per cent to sl.xly-llve per cunt oil rohnm, at leant a rale corn**- jiomilug with no oilier articles in thu present (dll except upon silks and oilier article* of luxuiy, Mvliig uml excepting always Iron ami sleet. They Insist that a maelilnu lor spinning colton yarn costing In gold fllu.OJO

e.iiill have added to It a du'y ol so,sl)o,and all other machinery employed hi the iiiuiinfae lure of cotton, wool, ole., must ho enhanced In a corresponding degree. Mills therefore already built will become monopolies. Do the advocates of lids measuro insist that this is the way to build up Immune lities nml make cheap goods? Is tills the way to spread prosperity through the land and make glad the hearts of tin 1 poor ? Is (lute ntiy one so Idtml as not to see that the cited o! Ihe bill will be tolncrciiH* Ihe colos sal loMlines of Iron and steel minders urn) of Mm owtieis of wootlrll aml‘ cotton mills at the expense ol iliecoiiMiniers of their pro duels? Is lids the way to pay Ihe Interest di Urn piddle debt ? will an Increase of thu l*i n v uf every iieclssnry of 1110 and of every consumable fabric enable the people to morn easily pay lliclr Internal laves or make them any more willing to doit? These am quo*, lions Hod It wmld do well for ns to ponder, let Ream uxpi<clml to vote for all this, hu cause wc aru permitted to have an lm.To.omd duty on wool. U c were reminded the other day that Ihe farniersMiileiehta weru to ho specially pro tected under this hill, and so It contains a provision by which the duty on suit, un ab solute necessity of Ihe, Is increased 100 per cent above its cost. We In the West produce beef und pork which are packed and sunt to foreign countilus, where they cornu In com petition with huuf aud pork packed else where, with sail that pays no tribute at all, ficu salt. Yet the fanners’ interests are pro tected I Mr. President, another effect of this hill will be to completely destroy the commerce ol this country. 1 hold that no nation cau be gnat and powerful, and occupy a promi nent and respectable position lu the family ol nations, without commerce. When I said this to one of the gentlemen outside ot the Senate, who were advocating the passage of this bill, he denied my proposition, and rclerrcd me to Austria as u great cation without commerce—pnest rldocn, bankrupt, despotic, disintegrat ing Austria—as an example to the country! {sir, you have already, by your hostile legislation nearly destroyed your commerce. You have destroyed your business with Mexico and Central America ; your carry ing trade is now to a great extent done in foreign bottoms. I am told by those upon whom I rely, that where ten years ago there were ten vessels of this country in the South American ports, there is not one now. This change has not been wrought by the Alabamas and Florldas, hot by'us. You have a little commerce with Calcutta and the East Indies, but before this bill paste;, if 1 am not mistaken as to where the strength of the body lies on these questions, you will so amend it as to destroy that com merce also. This bill will effectually de stroy your trade with the countries of nor thern Europe. Mk. Sckaoue. Let me ask the Senator to point me to a country that is not prosperous in be manufacturing which has u commerce. Where i» the country divested of manufac ture that has a comtneicc ? Mu. Guimes. Ido not know that it is ne ccetuiy for me to answer interrogations of the gentleman. He is specially interested in the subject of manufactures. X am not interested either in manufactures or com merce. I speak from the knowledge of Motoric facts I have gathered in the course ot my liter. If 1 am m error I can be cor rected. Mr. President, I Lave no desire to weary the Senate by criticisms of other crudities, partialities, I may say enormities, contained m the bill. I leave to others who may fol low me the discussion of other brunches of this subject. W hy should we make baste to pass this measure? Wc were told yesterday by the Senator Torn Ohio that it Was only necessary because of the high price ol labor. Docs be expect that this bill, w*ben enacted into a law, will reduce the value of skilled labor, (•r that it will have a tendency iu that direc tion ? Un the contrary, will It not have the effect to increase the value of that descrip tion oflabor, and shall wenot have the same mannlaclnring interests, with the same ar gument iu their mouths, clamoring at our doors at the next session for increased duties on those provided iu this bill ? He also told us that this tariff was not re quired by the Iron masters to protect them against the pauper labor of Europe. This Is undoubtedly so. The protection is required against the high prices of American labor, and nothing can show more thoroughly the absurdity of thismeasure. Why, we arc told that the difference between the prices of labor In the iron works at Pittsburgh and Johns town In the same Stale of Pennsylvania, and within less than two hundred miles of each other, is sufficient to enable the Cutnbna works at Johnstown to divide a fair dividend on their capital, while in the Pittsburgh works no profits arc realized at all. In Pitts burgh there are leagues nud combinations and dissipation among the workmen, so that their labor is not as-valuable as the satac labor would bt at other places, whereupon Hie employers post offto Washington to sc cmc legislation, which in their judgment will protect them against high wages and umcmuncrattve labor. Our true policy la to wait. Let ns make haste slowly. The financial and business uf tails of this country will adjust themselves if we will only let them alone. Values of all kinds arc fulling, beginning with agricul tural products, and will of their own mo mentum adjust themselves to the specie standard. Skilled lobor will, like every thing else. In a little while Qnd its true re ward. ’1 he Hue relief lor the iinmtfncttircr and the people alike should be sought, and can only be found In a reduction of the In* ternul taxes on manufactures. So much docs the Internal tux duplicate itself in the various forms In which it Is Imposed up-n manufactures that a reduction of one cent from the internal tux would probably be of as much benefit to the manufacturer ss the liuj’osPlou of five per cent duly under this Rut the passage of tins bill will preclude its Irani making such a reduction ol the tax, for Us practical effect would ho to Increase the lmiK>rl duly for the beneilt nfthe manu facturer, and throw so much greater burden upon the other sources uf Internal revenue. Purely wc shall not be asked, after giving the imimilhcturrrs nil they required under till** bill, to the loss of the public revenue, I mu convinced, of not less than fifty millloa dollars pet annum, wc shall not be asked to al*u reduce the lax on their manufactures, and thus throw stilt greater burdens on the consumers. Mr. President, were I an Iron manufacturer I would protest against the passage of Ibis bill. From the day of Its enactment agita tion for its repeal will begin. The greatest of all evils in business of even* description are fluctuations and uncertainties. This measure will derange all the business of the country and afl'ord'relief to no considerable portion of the people. It cannot remain loo** on your statute-book. Its atrocious inequalb tits and partialities and one-sidedness will attract the attention and receive the con cemnation of the people whenever they shall Lave an opportunity to pass upon it- Impeachment, The New York Jferatd continues vigorously to urge Congress to press on the Impeach ment of the rebel in the White House. It says; “The position of President Johnson at this crisis may be aptly compared with that of King Charles 1., of England, on the eve of his surrender to the English Parliament bv that of Scotland, or to the dangerous situa tion of Louis XVI, of France, when Intercept ed in bis attempted flight from that distract ed country. *♦***♦ “As to the sorrowful conclusions of the British aristocratic Journals, that this pro posed impeachment involves a despotic ex erctsc of Congressional power, fatal to in dividual rights and the cause ofllbertv, they are needless apprehensions and sheer non sense. The impeachment Contemplated is. a constitutional proceeding, expressly provid ed In the organization of the Government to meet the contingency of the usurpation by the Executive of the exclusive powers of Congress, and a failure on his part, from negligence or design, to “see the laws faith fully executed.” This remedy in Congress may be traced back to the example ofthe British House of Commons, resulting from, the great revelation, against King James II; ’ of IbSS. The only drawback to the im mediate prosecution of this measure lies in the fears of the weak-kneed Republicans in Coi gross as to its expediency; but bythe4th of March these weak knees will be strength ened by a radical rubbing from their constit uents. We think so, from the Northern out side pressure which has already commend'd and because the great strength developed by Congress In the Northern elections of last fall resulted from the bold stand taken by Congress against Mr. Johnson, and from his alarming attitude of hostility to the rightful authority of Congress. In any event hi* im peachment and removal, instead of produ cing another civil war or a financial pan’c, will practically be equivalent to his deub or resignation, and nothing more. KENTUCKY. The Senatorial Contest. The Bndical, Conservative and Democratic Candidates. The Political Mtuatlozu [Special Correspondence of the Chicago Tribune. | FnaxroßT, Kj., January 91. The election of a United States Senator from Kentucky occupied the dally attcution of the Legislature for the past two weeks. The bollotings count by the score. Every night caucuses have been hold to endeavor to unite the discordant elements, but thus far nnavalllngly. Kentucky politics arc a meet detestable muddle of private ambition; and paitisan prejudices. There are three dis tinct party organizations iu the State. There arc the “ so-called" Democrats—the hard shells who will be known by no other politi cal title, but who privately rejoice in that marerand dcutcr name of rebel. It is a par ty composed of those who cither wore the gray or who covertly aided and abetted the rebellion. Its head and front is Lazarus W. Powell— u greater rebel than Jo?eo U. Bright, his especial friend, (who, by the way, D now rc elding in Kentucky—probably at Nasby’s “ Confedcritt X Uoude,") who was expelled IW iu the United States Senate. Powell ought to have accompanied his friend. Ills guilt was undoubtedly greater, but he was too lazy to make any active demonstration and so escaped. This Democracy claims to lie the Simon Pure article. It is violent to wards HndlcalUm and denunciatory of Con servatism. Yet, singular to say, both wor ship that ugly Idol, Andy Johnson. I think thu Idol ut ulllcreut ends. 1 won’t pretend to say which hows ut the figure head or which at thu ultimate. The Conservatives arc composed of thorn who stood manfully bv the Union during ihe war; many oflnuni, If not all of tlium, woic the blue (an ollenec the “ Democrats" (mmol forgive), yet who are ntlit leavened with the defunct instliuU-u of slavery! who rclnln that absurd notion ol Hunt mini su periority over thu North; who bitterly op pose the Uoiislllullonal Amendment, uml, of contse, hale their Union luclhren, thu liudl cals t w ho heartily abuse both thu oilier par ties, and arc as lie,o Illy cursed by them hi tt-tlit ii t who shut their eyes to thu march of events, nml refuse to understand (bat a new eta has dawned upon the Union | who will nullher ulllHule with their uncmlu*, thu icbels, nor agree with those bosldo whom they (might Uu* Imttlo uf the tlgbl. This Is thu Conservative burly, which stands hack uml bottles against the hievlhihb', composed ol noble men, but singularly blinded with the passions and Interests of the past—a past they should wish tu no obliterated and sunk in oblivion, with the huh! they now have'Upon ll.e tendencies of (he old sysnuu and Ihe cllorts of Kb best friends to destroy Hie (loveMiinctti. Pneh a singular potllienl liallnchiallon is miaccoutilalde. Every Uon. privative Is icady to danoiiiieo the rebel Democracy, and claim the title of Union Deluoeiney, wldlu they pander to (he same Ignoble Idea which U (lie keystone to Ilia libel Democratic organi/alinm Tint liiHileiiln nruu bud) of men who ho* Hi ve in a jirliH IpW, They steadily milium to (Mir nun oikai’MiilMu In spile u| dm sneer* of ilicit iMiiliUMii'imMil opponent, They re* Iliac to enlmlili with miner faction, They any Hint If timir upponom* nlll, they may Cl ine to them for the election of a United Mates Senator. 1 fear the mountain will not miinu to them, Mil assuredly they will not go to the moiiiituin.- Their lull strength on a Joint ballot is forty-two, that of the Conser vatives Is tlfiy, ami that of the Democrats forty-seven. At the beginning of the contest their standard-bearer was John A. Pratt, a State Senator, und a man of flue parts and of gnat experience for his age. Mr. Pratt withdrew his name in caucus, and for two days ex-Allorney General Speed was their candidate. lie withdrew from the contest, and the Radical vote has since been thrown for Hon. B. 11. Bristow, a patriotic und capa ble man, with large experience in public af fairs. Tnc Conservatives at first nominated ITon. Garrett Davis, a portion of them voting - for Hon. Aaron Harding, a well-known Con gressman. Mr. Harding was withdrawn and their vole was a unit for Mr. Davis. After the first joint caucus of the two wings of the Democracy, Mr. Davis withdrew from the race and Mr. Harding was again put in nom ination, and the Conservatives have since then kept his name up as the shibboleth of their cause. As I have said, the Democrats hare retain ed Air. Powell os their candidate from the beginning. Now and then some uncontroll able and eccentric member has put a new name in the field. One member has voted for ex-Govcrnor Robinson—a decrcpid octogenarian, who would be of less use than even Garrett Davis has been ; while another had the courage to nominate and vote for Hon. Robert Mallory, w hilom a member of Congress from the district now represented by General Rousseau. Bula peculiar feature of this Senatorial squabble has been the joint caucuses of the Conservatives and the Democracy. Tin* latter first made the over tures for a conjunction of forces. Alter the committee who asked the lly into the net of the deadly spider bad retired, Lieutenant Governor Jacob repudiated the whole busi ness in a fiery and impassioned speech, in which he denounced the whole thing as a trick to get Union men losuppurl a rebel can didate. "Colonel Woollbrd—u gallant Union soldier dm lug the war—but uow a candidate for Congress, (hoping to make some capital in bis district.) took the other view und con eluded to sec what the Democracy proposed to do, and a majority of the caucus followed him. There was Immense suavity on the part of the Democracy. They wanted to bury the hatchet and fraternize, but also wauled the Conservatives to vote for Rowell, and so the thine has rested, {several jolut caucuses have been held, each faction trying to out manoeuvre the other, but with no re sult as yet. This is a brief outline of the present Kentucky Senatorial squabble. The Democrats do not care much whether a Sen ator is elected the present term or not. They are willing that the Governor shall appoint a Senator ad interim, thinking that the next August elections will give them a majority lu the Legislature und enable them lo hate their own way. When that time comes, if it does come, no Union man or Radical could have any sort of a chance, politically, in the Stale, and that Is one reason that the Radicals and Conservatives should tiy and affiliate upou some mutual ground of resistance. But there is little hope for this, and the probabilities are that the next United States Senator from Kentucky wi.l be either a re turned rebel or u sympathizer with the re bellion. The lender of the Democracy la the Lcgls lature is ex-Govemor Helm, a stay-at-home rebel, a great;burly. loud-voiced, egotistical man, possessed of tuleut and u ‘•vaulting onibltloii.” He will, U Is highly probable, be the next Governor of Kentucky. Another ex-Governor, Bcrlah MagoU'm, is here. It was he, who, under the guise of neutrality, tried to throw Kentucky into theConlederaey, and was only prevented by the daring of General Rousseau, who, though a brave nmlJelUclent soldier, has by his vacillation lost the re cord and contldcnce of his friends among the Union men, to a great degree- Ho is also bere seeking the Senut<u>bip. valid} hotting by private assurances to the Radicals or hts soundness to secure their support, and trust ing to his Johnsonian record to obtain the countenance of the Conservatives. Magollln Is (hero to aid his friend Powell. Rousseau can neither aid nor injure anyone. Vet be leeis confident that he will yet be the man upon whom the Radicals ami the Conserva tives may tally. Ills tho greatest mistake of his life. 11. 11. Bristow, tho Radical stnnounl-hcnrer, is a young man, the son of an old Kentucky Congressman. He was successively Major, Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel of n Kentucky regiment of cavalry, and is now United States District Attorney for the btutc, The length of this letter pre cludes further sketches of other of tho lead ing men in this new revolution, but I may give some more elaboiato descriptions of prominent characters at another time. ‘ The State Is Importuned to donate a hun dred thousand dollars lor tiic relief of the sintering poor of the South; yet the pro vimhl paper* of this very State turn with appeal* for help from the richer sections. \\ llh a depleted treasury, many such appro priations will exhaust its rotmtrci's, and era stuine Kentucky may he begging for relief herself. To-night, at a “children's fancy dress hall,” two young men, not oat of their teem, must needs get tight, In imitation of their ciders, nml a pistol must he nourished. Betwixt the two. fooling with it, one was seriously shot In the groin. This simple fiict is a pie* lure of the state of society in the South. This present shooting was accidental, but weal right have boys to carry weapons into a social party? let, I venture to say that hardly a man who looked upon the really charming scene In the dancing salon was without his pistol and knife. Anon. Hon. Ei B. Waahbnrne to His Con atliurnt*. Hon. £. B. Wasbturnc has addressed the following letter to bis constituents: House or Rtrns.'CNTATrvES, January 21. To My Constituents : After fourteen years of public service, I am constrained tor the first time to ask of you a short fur lough. Stricken down in my scat in the Hoiise, by a sudden and severe illness. Just before the close of the last session of Con gress. 1 have not asyct recovered therefrom. Obeying an injunction of my physician, and acting under the advice of ray friends, I have very reluctantly consented to take a short respite from my labors, and seek a restoration of my health by a voyage at sea. I cannot express to you the regret I feel in being thus compelled to leave my post of duly at this most interesting period ol onr legislative history. That regret is increased by the reflection that I will be prevented lor a time from serving a con stituency to whom I owe so much. Your warm and andeviatiog friendship, the confidence you have reposed In me, the cordial and enthusiastic support you have extended to me through the long years of our most turbulent and Important legisla tive history, challenge my profoundest grat itude. It is, however, gratifying to know that, with a radical majority of more than two-thirds in the House, my absence will not jeopardize the passage of any necessary legislation for the reconstruction of the Union upon the immutable principles of right and justice. Hoping that in the course of a few weeks I may be enabled to return to my duties with renewed health and strength, I subscribe tmself, Your obedient servant, E. B. Washburne. Supposed Arrestor ilio-inbumi'fHalnc, Olnrderer. [Boston Correspondence (Jan. 2S) of the NcwYcrk World. Intelligence from Auburn, Me., says that a Frenchman was arrested at Gloucester Me., on Tuesday evening by Officer Reeve, of Mechanics' Hall, , who is believed to be the murderer of the two old women at Au burn last week. The evidence la of a circumstantial nature, Iral points strongly to Urc accused ns tho entity man. Tire principal circumstances nto these ■ On the day niter the mnrdct a man called at a house in West Wool afreet, about six miles from the scene of the tragedy and asked for supper. The tronlan 01 the house noticed that hla -shirt-bosom and wriatbands were bloody, and that tncro were spots of blood on portions of his pantaloons and clothing. This naan at the time ofnts aueet bad the bosom of his shirt torn out, and bis wristbands were gone, and the lining of bis c/'at bad also been removed. He had on a soft felt bat which bore the marks cf having been scraped with a knife, as If to re* move stains. Spots, which the physician declared to' be blood, were found on bis clothing. He gives a clear account of his whcieabouts, except during the time be* tween Wednesday night and Thursday morn* Ing, when the murder was committed, and admits having called dt Libby’s house, lu West Auburn, about half a mile from the residence'of the murdered women. About three o’clock Thursday morning Mr. Lloby saw the person who thuscalled, moving ou In the direction of the scene of the .murder. Another circumstance is the fact that tracks about the house< after the murder showed that some person had been there who wore a boot without a heel. The prisoner has such a boot, and it lit* tbo truck mentioned. The supposed murderer is a smalt man, about live feet ten Inches lu height, and about forty years old. He says Ur come from Montreal, and that ho bus been working at wood-chopping for various urtiis In Maine tills winter, but docs not live tMlr names, lie is represented as a man of very vicious appearance. THE RECORDER'S COURT. The Lawyer*’ licniomtrat ro Agatuti It* ft*roi>otc(l Abollalmiem. Tho undersigned members ul tbu Chicago Oar rcspcctlully remonstrate against tho pas sage of tho bill now before the Legislature to ohulißh tho Recorder's Court of Chicago, and to transfer Its business to the Superior Court .'or the following reasons: J-'irtt. Tho business of the Superior Court Is iiowro large that tho Judgesuro constant* ly occupied, and to Impose additional duties ni on them would be to destroy tho usalbU lies* of that Court to a groat extent. tSmun/. Wo are opposed to the blending of the erlmti ol and civil business ui tho courts. Kxpuileiiee has proven In all the older conn tries and ell leu (hat Hie criminal biislm.MS should ho disposed of by courts organized f,r tlmt special purpose, T/tiul, The business of the lleeordcr’s Court Is now eonducled with thlelllv and despatch, amt In the promotion of public Justice amt the well-being of Chicago, ami wo feel It our duly to say that Us presiding ( Ulcer Is a must upright, honest, riilhrulnml unsullied .Indue, whose decisions command the confidence and respect of all. lied etth. Ayer A* P.mns.Muo. W, Hloan, StHiiiliinli, Mtl’uug AVat. 11. Illugla*, l llllbl, J POllSftl HWUI, Millei, Van Ailuoll AU.Uufg, I cel*. Illiehcyck A Rupee, Walker A lb xler, HnKfotu 11. Perry, llqiilmili .v Illsnctißid. Gallup A Peabody, limey A (.lull, rims. M. miiinei, .1, T. Pale, O. P. tnui’isim, ■los. P, ClstliMiti, Geo, W, MPcliell, Win. 11, Porici. N, 11, ItnrrUen, ‘I lom.pMiii A liUlmp, Pupmd .1. Whitehead, 11. W. IlM.op, G. P. Ain Hotel umbiti, mllrr .V Piin liam, M. u. nmiiUdd, •lohlt I >le htnu, Mom A t'aullldd, tboue Pftison, A. K. iiiilid. >ir., • has. A. (ocimiy, .bums l.lojd, Inieberi irec. Henry a. Woiirns, hvho r. lisle# A IVmsM.Wia. J. TewUesbarry, McAtlisler, Jewell AG, W. Ilraudt, JhtUMni, J, b, Marsh, J. V. |.(jNnyiift, H. W, K.ug, Mattock* A Mason, hldney I'u.niat, .llOltß A liflllJlUT, W. It. 11. Ullael'll. ilt-oigu \V, .Newcomb, Albeit 11. Cuh\|b, Kmvnid -Vimm, llenjon.in Haskell, Win. H. Ulchariuon. 'Jlnmipoon. Osborn A P. ]., Hhernum, Hioodinan, O. A. K. Ilnicl maon, h. P. Gankins, Kt iuli U A Guild, Goodwin A Rockwell, 1 homns tihb ley, 1). C. Nichols, GeorcoW. Ihompfon, Uytns llonllty. J. A. C. Thompson, I.Q W.Hit'll. J. W. li. .1. Schuyler, 11. E. Seelyo, John G. Itogcra, Wm. li. King. F. G. Bradley, Wilton A A*ay, A. B. Jcnks, ~ 11. G. l-paconl, J. Wesley liramcr, ’ Sidney bosun, W. d. Caiumau, J. W. Mcnlam, Baiker A Tuley, A. S. Alexander, Arrington A Dent, Francis Adams, E. F. Kunyou, Waite A Clarke, D. J. Avery, C. K. Jones, Rufns Kine, lloyre, Uorton A Uoync,James J. Kcndlg, liiiani M. Chase, Eldrldge A Touriellotlc, Ceorce Herbert, SaSurd W. Hanson, M. D. Drown, T, L. UnraphilsvUle. T, S. Fitch. T. O. Howe. Caiter U. Hamaon, E. O. Hooke, 1., c. Fame truer, Meade A Kedfleld, E W. Evans, H. T. Steele, B. Monis. George G. Bellows, Chancellor D. Jenks. J. \V. Stiles, E. >t. Haines, 13. D. Driscoll, Allan C. Story, John Mason. John S. Wolk iIOKIBA. TXie Indians In tlic Everglade*. [From IhcNew Orleans Picayune, January SJ.} The following letters to Department Head quarters of the Gulf, have been kiudly placed at our disposal: Headquahtths Distcict or Florida, I TAiXAUAbSEE, i-ia., January 17, ISC7. f Brevet Major General G. L. Assistant Adjuiani General liepartmenv of the Gulf, Ne*v Orleans, In.: Gouirnl—ln December last I made arrangements with tbc rommander of the United Slates revenue cutter Nansemond, to take me to Key liyscaynnc, where Here ous a probability of meeting some ot the few remaining Indian* iu Florida. Change of command In lh& District prevented tbc fulfil ment of tny wishes. Mr. Glcosuu arrived hero vest- iday from Foil Dal'a®. at the head of Key byecayunc Day, where be IlSa resided for six months, cstabltrhiug a colony of men from the North, wrb the intention of raiding tropical (mils. Upon bis arrival the Indians vUltcd lire stlilemeu upon the most friendly terms, and con tinued to do so from time to time, expressing ear nestly their denre for social Intercourse, ouul within the last mouth, when they have discon tinued their visits and become distrustful and cau tious. This is supposed to arise from their having dnvec oil and killed one of Mr. Gleason's Dm bam cows, and other* tae intruding upon the settle ment The nnmbcr of Indian men in that vicinity and extending Into tbc everglades is supposed to be some eighty or ninety, with but lew women and children, and all be longing to the Mickosukio tribe of Indians. 1 ticie 1* reported to be among them some twelve or fifteen negroes, who claim ibeis liberty, but the liibians declare that the white man's laws are un known to them, at d witbont cfiecL Unless early steps are taken to get these Indians ont of the Mate, there is matctial cnooch to provoke another Floitda war. boon Ibis settlement, with others along the coast, wlllaste military protection, and, v hen cure commenced, the Indians cannot be ap proached but with dlfficnliy, when friendly amt reciprocal rcatlons must cease, Ar uuke, or Sam Jones, is dead; be for thirty years prevented the emigration tf the Semi nole?. These Indians can now oe reached with a p>io?pect of success, and U is desirable to dn so with liberal profiers from the Government to remove from tbc Slate before they become hos tile ard vindictive, and before they ore surround ed by bad and designing men, who go* crsily gov ern their actions. if lhc»c lew Indians are Insti tuted to resistance by the idle stories cow com mencing—that soldiers arc to liberate their slaves md other exaggerated stateuicnis 01 a similar diameter—Florida will be again desolated by a piolracicd wai. The outlaws and vagabonds along this froMler are In <argu numbers, aud Join ed hy the Incians, as won'*! De the case, they vremd make a 'ormidahle army. H is my del* rtniLatloit to locate the freedmen cu tie fionth-r, in colonies, and south of or of latitude, arm them, and thus create a valuable auxiliary-force to tbc militia of Uie State. My Intuition in communicating the foregoing is to invite the early attention ol the Major General coiiiUtHi'diiig to a subject essentially Involving the prosperity of the state, as will as oi a general public interest iu the bi llet that tbc Government will realize the necessity q(. the case, and cansc steps to be taken for the pAccaMi' removal oftne ' Jiiuiuns in Honda to their companions in I Aika’sos. | (have ihc honor to be, very respectfully, jour oLoiilcnl servant, islgiied) .1. F. SritAous, Colonel Seventh Infantry Comd’g. I>«ipe of£xprcM IZobbcm, [From tbu Danbury (Conn.) limes, Janaary at.] Between eight ntid nine o’clock this morn ing one of the prisoners in the Jail tioUQetl Mr. Wlhlmun, luo jailor, that the Express tubbers were gone. An Investigation was tnnde and a hole discovered, nmde under the rear wall ol the building and leading from u buck room, which opened 01l lrotn the cell occupied by Marlin Allen, Into the grave yard intherenr. The tloorlng Is mushy of plunk and covered by pieces of carpet. The plunk next to the wall hud been raised and a cavity large enough for n medium sized man lo crawl in. was dug through the stone and brick underlaying ol the lloor. This underlaying is about two feet In depth, and working a passage through U wna doubtless the work of several nlghls. 1 he dirt In m iho other side of the wall was brought Into thu Jail. Under the bed of Al kn was a large heap, and a tick filled with the eaith w&» found m one corner of the cell, covered with a sheet. The other three prisoners, John Grady,Gllly McGlolnc, and James Wells, and also u man nutued Brady, who also escaped, and who was con lined on a charge of horse stealing, occupied cells opening from the main room. The door leading from this to the back room, Is Just opposite the hole, from which ills Judged that no digging was done lathe day lime. There was nothing unusual in the conduct of the prisoners on the night before, and co suspicion of what look place was en lerlttlucd by the jailor. {shortly after the arrival of the eight o’clock train, ou Wednesday night, live per sons went to the livery stable of Osborn & Bradley, and hired a team and driver to take them over to Brewster’s Station, represent ing that they had just arrived on the ears. The party were well bundled up about their faces, and three of them carried carpel-bags. Only one of them did any talking, and from the description given of’him, was probably Brady, the' norse thief. The man who drove them over said they appeared anxious to learn the locality of the State Hue, and os soon as they ascertained that they had crossed it they requested him to dlive faster. On their arrival at Brewster’s they declined being driven to the hotel, and were driven to the depot, where they got out. One pair went down the road, the other from the road, and Ue man supposed to be Brady went northward, their intention evidently being to separate until the arrival of the down (milk; train. From the description of those mtn by Messis Osbom & Bradley, the au thorities are satisfied that they arc the es caped prisoners. The Jailor started In pur suit as soon as their escape was made known, and Sbeilif Bnlkley, who arrived here oa the for .noon train telegraphed to New York and made what provision was la his power for the detection of the fugitives. Clerical Stock In OH Trade. [Kew York Correspondence of the Boston Jour nal.J Some time since the South proposed to supply the religious destitution of Kew York. We had so much politics in our pulpits that we needed a little Gospel. It was sugested that la Wall street a very talented minister could be found who was operating at the Stock Board. An investigation brought the gentleman to light, with several others of the cloth, w ell versed In the lingo of the bulls aud bears. Quite an excitement was pro duced by the circulation of astorv that a Brooklyn clergyman had made $73,000 la stocks. He was Leonard Jerome’s old minister, and It seems that he (Jerome) took $5,0C0 of the property of his pastor and re lumed it to him in the shape or *75,000. The oil mania afforded a tine opportunity for men of small capital to try their hand a little in speculation,and not a lew salaried men made a venture. And if it Is well with them, with most of them it is a dry well. It was an ounccd that another clergyman had made *250,000 In » fortunate oil speculation. Ho called the Boards of the church together and gave to the Theloglcal Seminary the ronnd sum of $40,000. A professorship was immedl* atfcly founded upon it and called after the name of tbo liberal donor. A professor was appointed and resolutions of laudatory thanks extended to the largo-hearted clergyman. It now turns out that the speculation was utterly worthless; that bis scrip might just as well represent land in the moon as In Vcu T sylvanla. Property that would have com manded thousands of dollars at one time cannot now be sold for anything. As no money was paid in, but only a promise to pay, tbo professorship falls to the ground, unless the friends of the Seminary .bestir ' themselves and raise the $40,000 to make the endowment complete. The whole affair is a slew. HORRIBLE CRDELTf. A Clcrinmaii Convicted for Wlilpplog XIIn Child to Death. f Albany Despatch (January 27) to the New York Tribune.] The case of Joel Lindsley, the clergyman of Shelby. Orleans County, Now York, who in Juno last caused the death of bis son, three years of age, by whipping for disobe dience, came up for trial at Albion on Thurs day lost on an indictment for manslaughter In the second degree. The physician who made the post mortem examination gave the circumstances of the whipping os related to him by Lindsioy; he said about nine o’clock uu (be night of its death his wile (who was not the child’s mother) went to correct the child for something it refused to do; she tailed to make him mind, nud asked him to do it: he said he commenced correcting him withu piece ut a shingle; he whipped and talked to him alternately fur two and u hall hours; ho reasoned with him and tried to make him mind ; at the end of two and a hnlfhours lie saw whipping him, laid him on u conch and called his wife: she entile and said, " 1171//. Johnny is (lying I'' he said he guessed not, and took him off the lounge, and he died In ills arms: tic said the child Diluted or had n spasm; It rolled up Us eyes mid became sttlrnnd died. A neigh bor that was called In Immediately after the death, testified that Undslcy was much moved, walking up and down the room, and exclaiming rcpcutedly, "lie's gone; poor Johnny Is dead; 1 have whipped him to dciithp’ I’n partitions were made lor bury ing the child the next day, but thi't'oroiirr Intcrlmil. Thu body was taken out of the eollln and examined by the doctors. Un one side of the forehead there was a murk of ills eolotalion, and also on thu Jaw; the arms were dlMuilored to within (wo Inches ironi life shoulder and down to near tlm elbow j the discoloration covered nearly all Uio out side t below the dhow the urnm wcrodls colored to near tin* hand ; thu hacks of (he lianos were bruised and swollen i the buck of i he lingers w ere bruised more than the hand*; I he skin was broken ntt the lingers about the nails i (tom the point of Hie hip posteriorly, the i-mt was dlsytdoh'd, exeepl about Inn •‘bees, and thu same below thu knees to thu lent t the spots on thu bottom ul the feel had been blistered and broken, In the hollow of the loot | tile alv.it of thu lonises was it hunt as large as a ilUy-ecol piece, and warn irrng nlar In shape i too child looked as though It had hum bn.(ml by a shingle. Lindsey thdelhd that ttio whipping svas done with a shingle about an inch whin, tlm Jury Hfler remaining out ahonl night limns, brought Inn verdict of tiiatislaughinr In thu second degree. I.hulsley Is about Ihiriy-thren years old, nud jmm»M through nollrgu and a theological seminary, acqnlr lug a leputntlnii asu brilliant scholar, tin aluuwiml preached for threw years In tin* \Nest, mid last at Mamins, N. V., leaving tint iwolesshm on aneount ol’Ul lieiiUh, The at tempi loprovu that UmMoy was subject to luenlal disorders was not succepaful, though H waa shown that ho was of a nmndy and ntmmlahle dUpoaUlon, and treated hU wifi* harshly. The prisoner was sentenced to im prisonment in thu Slate Prison for four years mid six months. fflr. Orale’M Uouuiurclal Now* Itnter- prise. 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Asa farther protec tion against iruud, every report will carry upon its face the moment of Us bein"- placed upon the Hires, and the instant of its deliv ery iu each place. “Our arrangements with the telegraph companies w ill be such that wc mav confi dently rely upon the Instantaneous transmis sion of our reports, so that fraud or success ful competition In this particular field of re porting will be Impossible. “Our charges will be extremely low, so that ail merchants, hankers, &c., may par ticipate In our news facilities. The same charge will be made for European as for American commercial news. “ Each party may order regular or special reports from any one or from all cities, and in relation to any article of commerce~our charge being more or less accotding to ser vices rendered aud the extent of the demand for the particular news desired. ** Our Association will be organized with a capital of $200,C00. and will, therefore, have pecuniary responsibility as well as business integrity. “Wc shall have in our organization the beat commercial news talent and experience iu the world. Two to four dally commercial news reports will be received by Cable Irom Liverpool, London, Havre, Paris, Frankfort, Antwerp, Ac., between the hours of 10 a. m. and 4p. m., and from two to ten reports will be inter ceubsed daily between New York and the leading W cstem, SouthernandFasterncities. “ Orders, conimunicalions and suggestions, from oil panics Interested, arc respectfully solicited. “For the New TorkMctclmnts’ Exchange and News Association. D. 11. Ckaio ” “ Organizer uml Manager of the Ncwtork Associated Press from lb-10 to 1SOO.” COMMON COUNCIL. lofr/CIAL REPORT.] Kcgulur Meeting, January 28, 1867, T-.' /^^'3! r ~, n,B ,V on °r Mo Mayor, and Aldermen 1 feF, oc^ r ’ <-<K.Ca'U!r. D’Woln Wiener, Bar tSif'" I L“'. ,r V 1 ' Knnn, Bale)], Wallwork, w n’ ?. clju,e tl '‘‘‘““'l'' Woo.lani, oil -o Mmew ’ ~ ariNirrw. Ain. .viooro moved to approve tho mlontes of he piocccdii'ffß of the Regular Meeting, held.'an nary M, of ibe adjourned Regular Meeting held miry IMh nr, 02! °t l , Ml ■»- Ihc motion prevailed. r km Ann cojianitc*Tio:«. I ell lon ol Jnmea Ryan for remission of flno for ciShS™* Referred loiommHlcc on Finance, i. '•®Jf ,l 1 front Alo. Holden recommend. Injr IhecoDMrucPoij ol a bridge at Adams aUecU was. on motion ol Aid. Clark. *‘ retl * !° IJoird of Public Work*. AMI. Wicker presented a communication cover* !>•>: a preamble and resolution relative to there* mission at the damages for non-payment of special KPM'srnienla la certain ci»o». Alo. bhacktord moved their pas«pgc. noca* Knickerbocker demanded the ayes and Ihc mollon prevailed and the preamble and rrsolnUon \vß;aoopua by the following vole: I| l;.k , ' lt * cr bocKer, Cox, H'Wolf, Wick. f r * bairn. Hatch. Mooru, Schuler. Kaifer- Blsby, iloldon, Ackholt Hub, bbackford, Lawson, Clark and U'atUllran— Act# s—Aid. Carter—l, 1,1 ,bu preamble and resolution aa passed: ♦fciML* 11 ** 8 * s!a . ny ? { 'he special assessment* for the improvement of strv«ts are by (he terms of MthSVISSr* 1 dße * ai,d are “object to damages and * r#tC 0t ° Ue per CCDt P®* Mouth until paid; t 3 l !? ll S*fv Thl ', wan.ntj for I pedal aainaments rK°^, lll r'i? e i tianilß of l *>e Collector are many of Improvement* not yet commenced ana will not even be let for months to come; ■.3sss~®sasew= come doe to be remitted In all cavSlbr a!L2« *i? v! unpaid where the work for which such apcmal asse&sments were made koannt T>i«V for or commenced; J*,-oriaed That such special assessments ■MI be usidonw before the flfieemb day of Uarchnert. tommuiucatlon of Win. Popham and others ask ins an Ihvestjgatinjr concerning the habits and conduct of Chief Marshal Harris. uao, « ana Aid. Calkins moved to refer to Committee on rire ana Water. Tbe motion prevailed, license ° a Uf dobn f>xoester for a free peddlers’ Aid. RafTcrtymoved to grant. The motion prevailed, - Petition ol Mrs. Mary Whitaker for free Intelli gence license. Aid. Holden moved to refer to the Mayor with power to act. The motion prevailed. PeUtlon ol Wall. Ryder for remission of taxes Aid. Holden moved to reftr to Comptroller. Ihe motion prevailed. * of John J. Klmman for redaction of Aid. Wocdard moved to refer to Comptroller lie motion prevailed. v Petitions ofJotnLHlch fox remission of taxes Aid. Wicker movedjlo refer to Comptroller The motion prevailed. Petition of property own cm, Korlh Division, asking tor me parinp ox Sortn CEST’etreet be! tween Chicagoaveunc anartoitb aveane S t^.:.an"Sl“, m N. r D. “ “ on The motion prevailed. on»xes 0n ° f Fr,:<ll:ti ' :k Dl t™iiig for reduction Aid. yoore mbred lo reicr lo Comptroller The motionprcvailcd. ** w * . hn Jlclwlerfoc rcmiasloa of lino bt^^Sie^lfD 10 ref “ “ =n 1 he motion did not prevail. Aid Katm moved to refer to Commlttoa on pj nance. - The motion prevailed. fotaffuc 1 Cf W ‘ BuUer for Abatement of per- Aid. Moore moved to refer to Comptroller The motion prevailed. * j roitiun of J. Casilno for abatement of taxes. Aid. Moore mored to refer i* n The motion prevaKei] 10 ***} Petition of Thomaa B. Bria~. « E&f*” 1 ” 1 ° ,CMU lac “«Mi li .' rtoicc.'' Volt m °'" 110 c , Aid. Knickerbocker presents. cover ire the resolution aattiOHW tee on Pnbilc Bmidinag tSSSS®? u conveniences of the UcMih iS>? seisr Ibcicon. # ce » *r "Ald."l3l.rk moved toe n u . 1r ,,. : The motion prevailed y li ■ihe lollowlos L- the molnira Unelzta, Hat the Conrad™ ' • tom be, ana they arc hues, ,?,• •mile the accommodations !tr the Health Office, and report mV w nextreenlarmeetimj wba: if ,17*' or aitenitioM are ntcessary report ae sunc tully, with deemed proper ay me comtnlii,./ I’ctitiOQ of citlrtn? m the \irir... A? JJtrhttall’s oCal depot, coon L‘ UiCc. • Aid. Clark moved to refer to a- p CommUeloncra. - 'Jhe motion prevailed. Aid. Clark preedited a Dream-• tion relative to oociiiurnu in t Committee on Fite and Water l *' Aid. Clark moved It? pasea *i *1 be motion prevailed. 3 ' The followlne the ic?olai! Gn , Whereas. The Chairman ut ~V. Fue and Waicr, W. w. iluMlp» ► hie for aome time past to lemd tu him in cntibectlou wit* I *,, said committee; tie it u ‘ Jiesolrta, That the Cilr Clerk r. havt said papers and thaaicMi'. : Uanlley’s Lands referred to . OIL , ;; of said comuiiuee. ' Aid. Lawton presented a cow ering an order re«|tic«tlti|> it<* port the bonded lmJvbtedu>«' Aid. Holden moved tbc paj'.J, , Tbo motion ptevailed. The following is the onW, 5<.... Otti'ttd, That the fonni.rnifr. Council at Its next r-'L-uhr amount or the bonded and also the amount nr ■ will bo necessary to r ' HI coulractt alrvndv made, n- • , otdvied; and that be suite the expenditure of tiiN tlsrsl ■< tlo approprlnllon.* ; nod ir tnv will ptobablr be the nnnmti «• >; . rciltlonul the thlcßso Ins lor the revision of the m t -. ~i ■ porting passengere. Aid. iMootc mured to nr r 'u Judiciary. The motion prevailed, rotitton of cUlkcii* n«klm* i| ; v IlcvlifU bogrniiUd to Mikvm.m i>,, m Aid. ir'Wolf limun loanin'. 'J In* niolloii ptevnllml. Alt! Hlincltfuhl jircM.iitcd n |> t’t: (bra liihticl under t lilnu.-.- i; Noiltirnid Hotllli IlhHoim, nil I n,» relenrd to J» Hit Commute'- mi vn N. n. HtiU H. lL '1 he uioijoii prernllod. Alii. It’Well jneiM’im'd nn nil! v Cn oitiiiisiii i’ iom miiiur Htu uky View Avcmiu i ntupiiby, Aid. ttuldeii imned tin* pasM • lirtiiie. 'I Ik* limllim |»rovalh'd* *1 |iul<ill*iKli'u |« (lie imllunnr. h nnr.niAP* (hi the Dili ilny <r<>. , iiUllliOhi'L' Vine pUffled Itjr th«> <». , tl>e thy i»fc'lilcmin* uian'ine t.« • ,i. ; At* mm t'ottipativ" ilit Unlit « r , anil AM) feel nine tietl iiml mM,,, .. ■ liliili Viuler iiiniu i»l I nlt«* Mi' ii. i>, Mill*'M'UlllHllC *>f llul KMMlti'l* . a* Mi* l (Imatiu I'M/ iViiTt.ift, "< -I , ntut Miiiiilni/ itichi'e tiloiitf iiiu i.'. , iMtiunii in .Ujinni (.liu* . noil. m||, ~, ieilut' avenue flint nihiiliif , the lifttlll thin m ih» •*. c, > ' It. 1., nllltr -hi I*. M , lum,. I'fllli* l) hi tit Ml nlilMifliui' In . Ill'll* ol' Kllll IHIIlMlI"' W,M l 1.,! ... A>* |HIP (‘Olllpflliy Phil,till Hi 11, Hi AlikUM, Mil til milk* Hint vmi,|.|>i„ A fl'tul fttfl'M ffllll liMKt'IIV ,11 I.• j,i r ,* flint WMRUfAA. Hflhl I.hUm Atrinn- ' .ii.it... mt him iK'nti'i’inii in *,iinj.lv mu H r fllniH-flf.t, hit.' 114. Ithn U.1,,1 ; comply whit thv ntlnc (iimU-i.,i„ ~i MhH'u, '/’/ ifMiir*b*Ut>hhliiit4 bj Uu iw. M Iff ivy Of I !.Uvu ■>! ► MOTION 1, Uul Uu- ftflii) H,!ii-r “mi ontlimiicti iuHiii.ii,j; i|.i-rn i< “ l.flUoVloW AVtUlltf I UlillriUJ 5, IMl\ Im unit (hi* e.lliu* |a lii'ifl,. r-'. ’ htc. sf ’i tiia outinhLiv »t.uil uu. > • in Mire hum and utter due i i;itiu 4 ;: ll; All!. b'Woli, 1,/ iiEaLtm.iii/ a ÜBUIUIIOQ Uuluretl.L' l ; e c. i,.u ■ Board of Guardian* m if. lu.m s oral Assembly of the Slate ol liimu;- •! bthtc Ifi-fiiim Scin.ol. Aid. Calkins moved that Uk> : parsed. ■'VS-;.. AM. Woodard denttnrbd the at. . . and the motion pievaikd t,v the Bf i- Aid. Kdckeroofko', i\,j. " BE,-',''. D’Uoli, Wicker, Bam-it, Cai-.nir. me'~l Wallvvcrk, Moore, Sjchahr, KuJ.-t ■- : Wcoomd. Eixby, Holden, ltu*?cii..w Sp:... Shuck font, tj.Vion, Clark, Aw##—None. The following Is the resolution a*pw : "f fietoUe t, Tliut ihe Common i'ui:i.i;*c:: - * Chicago hereby approve? of a of the Boaid of Guardians of ihe lit:.--"*,* ■ and request the members or ih>* 1.-..-;-:;-. •' ? Illinoif* from rook County to lake .. .j, as shall secure to the people ol Cow'* u.i/.-, benefits ol said Ifefurra School. ' Ice (hem to pa> taxes for the 8Up;.o;:o' - ins’itctlon elscwbeie, and that the '1 • V. V Cily Clerk certify a copy of this ttsuhv. -S-- said communication. • Aid. Kann presented a proposed the city charier relative to die licccsiuc eers, and moved its adoption. 'S-! The motion did not prevail. qS/,! Aid. Carter moved 10 reler to the r.—■ CoaLsel. The motion prevailed. - PeUlionnt citizens lor rc-assessmectf: inp I*lßll street. Ala. Wilraartn moved to refer to Cum • Sticets and Alleys, W. D. j - '■ The motion prevailed. ntroKT? or rcnzjc omcciy. The Clerk presented the report of for the quarter ei.dins Januarr 11, p ■ C Aid. Moore moved that it he placeti.ia a- The mo;ion prevailed. •-* The Clerk pr*;scnleaCUyComptri.lKn’*c gtaument of receipts amt expecdi.mi; *" • r month of Htctmbcr, IS6H. > Aid. Moore moved to tile. . The uu-tUn prevailed. - The CTetk presented the Pish Inspectc--,- from January 1, iS<i% to January I, i-.r:, ,V»:r Aid. iloore moved that it be placed os it The motion prevailed. Ihe Clei k presented a commuuica'ios V' Boaid cf Police Commi*.-iouers, Jx:cioT-i-.: • ? bill?, with recommendation that thevlc. : ->t9*r of the Fit cman’a Relief Fund. * [J : Aid. KcTeity moved to refer to the i on Finance. tetr- The motion prevailed. The Board ol Public Works suggesting sundry charter ameuduitri-. V AM. Holden moved to strike om ;tc n censtruotloxi ot out public sewer." -;* 1 - Aid. Knickerbocker moved to am ring to Special Committee on meuts. -The amendment prevailed. iheßoatdot Public Works p:c and ordinance tor repealing an ’ •' ncllmg an as?cs>ment for ion: I.iiue : - f Reuben street, between Lake aud Fuk.:. '■*> ' - Aid. Knickerbocker moved lie va-*-' oidinance. Ibo Chaw called for the aye* and ro-'-. •*. a - ordnance was pa-t-ed by the toilo.vin: ‘ Aye«—A\&. Knickerbocker. iVi. D’Wolf, Wicker, Barrett, Wilnu'ti. Kano, Hatch, Wallwork, Moore. S-i.li'. - ty, Woodarn, Diaby, iloldco, lia;v.L. --* 1 Kub, £hacklord, Lawrence—'-i. A'oer—AlQ Talcutl, Clark, O*SnJ;5»«5-* The lollowlngis theordiu3LCi’ , 3roi**’* ; ; v. OUDISASCE. B* 1 1 ordained by the Common Cvitdl-' '> vj Chkago .* / Section l. That an ordinance ra--nl • , - . r I - l£«:e, for the erection of foar lamp p - L , street, between Lake street ami lull'-•••• T. acd the sanie Is hereby n-pea’vti: »r. i t- * **-j' meat uin-le aco confirmed by the < ".;:c ! fortheco-tsol said iot»r-t-n’r:! -7 proceedings bad in connection inrun; . the fame are heicby annulled. _ _• Stc. That the Comptroller»? he rlij;-* cd to refund any mou-ys which mj; - paid In on account of the Siid impro’.;:* • taking meper receipts for the eaiue. The lioaid of I’nblfe Works pr-." 4 ct'-s ' and ordinance rt pealing no unlit. nulling an assessment for phiakit. j c!.>; 35, Carutnler’s Addition. Aid. naan moved tba passage ol tV 'J he Choir called for the avrs anil r.o?*- v ordinance was passed by tiic fullcvv Aid. Knickerbocker. (••*. D Wolf, Wicker, Darrell, Wnnuiii:. -• Ksnn, Hatch, WaPwork. Moore. m--- ■ j.- forty, DUby, Itusacll, Huh, bhackfot - - - • Claik, O’bulllvan-21. £ •A’o<»—Aid. TaJcolt, Woodard. BoMis.A*. 'Jho following li the ordinance a* pa**»‘i' f „ , . . onois&Ncc. . J3e If ordained Oy the Common Ccwci'- t 1 or c/.lco(jo. f Fccuon 1. That an ordinance jn-.'l '* ■' I‘tC, for planlilttgalley lcblock * v <\, AdUUon to Chicago, bo amt the •unu 1 rcptulcd, and the atseasuient rrr<>nri , i*'-J r p i upon a loimor ordinance, and cautlruud ntun Connell October 53,156», and all .• had In connection theruwllh. he and tb** . hereby auuiillcd and set a«ldc. ~ i Stc. 2. That Hi« Comptroller Ik* a 1 ', 1 - • hereby instructed to icfttnd any moi;'*? '* .. have been paid In on account oisnM .* - bo faking proper receipts lor Hi" ,-nin**. ,-.»r*ia Iho board of Public Works ptc*i n'* ii i ■< f and asacerment order for rcconsimc-uu *• walks on the east aniu of tjiato -ti»*e. Fourteenth and blxtccuth stauis. Aid. Kano moved to pass. ■ The Chair called for ayes ami n'K-. 1,1 - s,*J order was passed by the fotioWiiu: vote; . ... -i-. A Aid. Knickerbocker, Cox.i**', ..{..j Wlekcr, batrett, Wlliuarih. i. , alklu», Ku.b- 11 * j.-.d” all work. Mooic. fcbalcr, Kac«*fi y . V >L \ Wnodaid, Ihxby, Holden, im«sc:i. At U '.in ■ bbackford, Laviaou, Clark, <y:., sVota—r*onc. ■ , Almo, orcportaml anciimcnt order flrt«\v»U,bon IheeaM aide of Wab-nh i' eu;t tween Eighteenth and rwcnileih »tr«vi*- Aid. Knickerbocker moTcn to pasi*. Tho Chair called tor area aud H'*’ 4 ifl ‘* order was passed by Iho foliowliijr „ —Aid. Knickerbocker, Cos, "ar r"* l ’ )) leker, Barrett, \v limarih. Calkm. Kat.^«. Wallwork, iloere, Schuler, KalTe.-ty. i • Woodard. Btaby. lloldeo, Uo«elJ, Sh«tkfotd, Umoa, Clark, O’Snl Iran-:* Aon—None. k , Alio, . ji a report and assessment order for re'on^ 1 T Blae-.'alU on the west ride of WaoaiU »wt’C« Fourteenth and Sixteenth street.-. Aid. D wolf moved to pass. Ibc Chair called for the ayes and noc?. 3:11 order was passed by the rollo«lll{r™ti.•: Aprs-:-Aid. Knlcketbocker.Cos, Carter, r ’. w icker, Barrett. Wllmarth. Calkins, Wallwork, Moore, Schuler, Kascrty. X l ' Woodard,Bixbr, Holdc-j, Rnseeil, Ac;.*’.'- " Shad.ford, Lawson, Clark, O’Snlloan— £• Abe r—None. }*aS» . , Alao. a report and assessment order for sidewalk on the east side of Wabash nivs"*'JLi' tween Twentieth and Twcatj-flrst street--. . Aid- Calkins moved to paia. >|g> . Tte Chair called for Ibe ayes and nocs. sz-'Sfi*-'. order was passed br the following rote: „ . efcVi Ayta— Aid. KnicCerbocker,Cor. Cancr. &’■*•’* Wicker, Barrett, WUmartb. Calkins. * • Wailwoik, Moore, Schuler, Rafferty. l'i' ,T 7. Woodard, Biaby, Holden, Bussell, Ackh it'. < £| Sbackford, Laweon, Clark, i t* Acre—a one. - i _ . Also, .m f rt n , anrt ordinance- for sidewalk on % ■ side of Bloomlngdale road from Eli to:: rcii itenben street. «r The motion prevailed. ‘ v 8 a°d ordlnanc/tora sidewalk on tho *; If] £™ rC ? Tenir J street from North bourne place. .5; Aid. Knickerbocker moved to refer to Cos s ' teeoa Streets and Allejs, W. JJ. • -»*• The motion prevailed. „ iV a report and ordinance for a sidewalk cs_-. eastaldeotFanlinastrettfrom Induoa stree* * *y First street. , AM. Clark moved to refer to Coatnitw Streets acd Alley?, W. D. M'. The motion prevailed. _ Alport and ordinance fora sidewalk on thv u . • side of Iwetij-eimh street from Sanger *-«' \ Ealsted street. ~ j Aid. Kann moved to refer to Conim-u- c M Streets and AHeja, P. D. ~ The motion art vailed. Also, a report and ordinance for a sidewalk on t-- ‘ ,a a side of Home, from Washington street to ** ■ street: „ .-,3? A report and ordinance for eMewaU 0 3 westsldeof Llojec stieet, from ; v * 31 adiaon street: and, , ..... A report and ordinance for a sldewaii* . ~ ■* J south hide of Fnlton street, from KotK’s ‘ ‘ u ; i streets. Alt of which were, on motion i»- t . Woodard, , liefcncdto Committee on Streets »Q' l " S w. u. *s Also, , .. ... , a ■'t a report and ordinance for a sidewa tomb side ct axnce to Kankakee avenue. . -f- i