Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune, February 23, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune dated February 23, 1867 Page 1
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mull EUROPE. Latest .News by Ocean Telegraph. Feeling of the Austrian Gov ernment on the Eastern Question. Fears of a Bising Among the Peasantry of the Dan nbian Provinces. FROM WASHINGTON. Colonel Charles. S. Hotchkiss Nominated as Postmaster of Chicago. jßsport of the Investigating Com mittee on the South Car olina Murders. Bitter Feeling of Southerners Toward Northerners and Frecdmen. Military Supervision Recommended as the Only Remedy for Existing Evils. Senate —Rejection of the Bill Transferring the Indian Bureau to the War Department. House—Beading of the Tax Bill Finished in Committee of •, the Whole. Clanse Exempting Incomes Un der One Thousand Dollars Agreed to. FROM SPRLWISLD. Testerday’s Legislative Pro ceedings.' Senate—Joint Resolution for tho Calling of a Constitutional Convention Agreed to. House—Passage of the Bill for the Leasing of the Peni tentiary. Resolution Passed for a Final Ad journment next Thursday. TENNESSEE RADICAL STATE CONVENTION. ‘Governor Brownlow Rcnomimted Acclamation. FROM EUROPE. BY OCCAN TELGGBAPiI, TUE rouev OF AUSTRIA ON THE EASTERN question. Vienna, February 22. Baron Von Peust, Minister of State of the Austrian Empire, savs Austria is in favor of the evacuation of Scrvla by the Turkish forces. So far as Cretan affairs arc con cerned, the Baron says, it lathe policy of Hie Government to avoid the question en tirely. THE POSTAL service BETWEEN TOR UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN. London, February 23. The English Government promises to issue a Blue Book giving a complete account of the postal service between Great Britain and the United Slates. .PROPOSED GREEK LOAN. London, February 23. It is proposed to throw a Greek loan on the matket. FEARS OF A RISING AMONG TOE AUSTRIAN PEASANTRY. Berlin, February 22, Intelligence Is received from Vienna that serious apprehensions are entertained there of a rising of the peasants In the Austrian provinces. On the Danube a great uumber of arrests has been made by the Government authorities. HEALTH OF COUNT BISMARK. Berlin, February 22. Count Vos Bismark is much better, and it is now thought that he will recover. Latent Rnglinh markets* Liverpool, February 22—Noon. lie Btcler't vircvlar reports sales ot cotton lonbewcek nl 57,000 rales. The market Is gen '■rally dull and inactive, and prices have declined, it opens to-day doll. All qualities have declined since yeeteiday. Middling uplands. 13-yd. London. February 23. Consols have declined to 90*$; Erie, 37J4; Illinois Central, "H: Five-Twenties, 7i*£. London, February 22—Evening. Consols for money, Uo*£; Eric. 37fc; Illinois Central, 7714 t 73H. Pants, February 22—Eveting. United States bonds, 82tf. Frankfort. February S3—Evening. United States nonds. 77. Liverpool, February 22—Evening. Cotton market -heavy; prices materially de -clioco. Sales: 8,000 bales; prices ui close: Mia uling uplands, B‘4d; Orleans, H&d. Manchester market for breadatnffa very heavy. Com—Decl.ned to S7s 9d per quarter for mixed . Western. Bailey quoted at 4s Cd per 60 lbs. Amer ican wheat at its Ad for California. Provisions— Firm. Lard considerably ad vanced, and do«ed at Sis per cwt for American. Produce—Refined petroleum firmer but un changed. Resin at 9s 6d per cwt for common. Linked oil atS7s 30d. Spirits turpentine at 37s Cd ior American. FROM. WASHINGTON. (Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Washington, February 22. A VETO PROMISED. A member of the Cabinet has stated that tbc President will return the Reconstruction Sill with his veto on Monday or Tuesday next. His organs arc Intimating the same course. The same opinion prevails In Presi dential circles. On the contrary much InQn cnee Is being exerted to induce the President to sign the bill. Among others, General Grant, Secretary Stanton and Reverdy John son have urged such action. GENERAL GRANT. The report in some papers that General Grant went Wert yesterday is not true. He was at the Capitol about two hours this •alteruoon. I understand that he will visit Illinois next week, however, and after that St. Louis and Memphis. DIPLOMATIC AND LEGISLATIVE APmOTRIA- TION DILL. Both bouses of Congress agreed to day to -a conference committee on the Diplomatic, "West Point, ond Legislative Appropriation hills. BANKRUPT BILL. The House asked a conference on the Bank rupt Bill. BILL IN RELATION TO INDIAN AFFAIRS. The long and prosy debate on Indian af fairs was brought to a close lu the Senate this afternoon, when the House bill, transfer ring the Indian Bureau to the War Depart ment, was rejected by a decisive vote of 24 to IS, as follows: TEAS. Backalew. Henderson, Poland, Davis, UrndncWs, Pomeroy, Dixon. Howard. Diddle, Doolitt'c, Johnson, Ko*s, Edmunds, McDougall, bprtgue, Pocc, Morrill, Sumner. Foster Nesmith, Trumbull n»rHn, Patterson, Yates. NATS. Chandler, Lane, Stewart, Conors*. Morgan,' wade, Festenden, Bamsoy, Williams, Howe, bbennao, Wilson. The bill from the Senate Indian Committee was then parsed. It provides lor tho appoint ment of sundry Commissioners to visit the Indiana and see If an amicable state of af. bits cannot bo hronijbt about. Tho Homo cxpresaod a decided opinion «galn<t the measure two weeks a E o. Th; dllTo-en-ca between the two branches must now no to a Committee of Conlercnco. Tho pres ent prospects that arc nelth r bill will bo come a law. BILLS SEKT TO Till PRESIDENT. , for the submerged tabular Iron bridge across the Mississippi, at St. Louis, and the bill localizing the Clinton bridge and toahlng it a poet route, weretflgned bjthe Spea. er of the House and President of the Senate, tblsaflerno n, andaiut to ;be Pru dent for his signature. CHICAGO POBTMASTERSHir. The President today scot 10 the Senate the nomination of Charles 8. Hotchkiss, as Postmaste |of Chicago. 80UTHBRN HOMESTEAD LAW. | The Bouse Committee on Public Lauds have reported a bill amending the Southern Homestead Law of the last session, so that hereafter any person applying for the benefit thereof shall make oath that he was never chgaged in rebellion, directly or Indirectly, while the same committee of the Senate have reported a bill extending the fad van tage In favor of loyal men till July, 1808. One or the other of these hills will prob ably pass next week. THE ABORTIVE ATTEMPT AT COMPROMISE. Wentworth's Investigating Committee on the traffic between the President and Con gressmen, continued the examination of witnesses this morning, and have summoned half a dozen correspondents to give evi dence to-morrow. There is no reason fir supposing that the committee will find that there was any promise, direct or Implied, on the part of any member of Congress rela tive to their course on the impeachment question. The evidence already taken shows that the President's self-appointed embas sadors and go-betweens, represented that be wonld agree to a reconstruction scheme founded on the Blaine proposition, and stipu lating that the existing State Governments should not be set aside; that the military should not Interfere; that the Constitu tional Amendment should be adopted by the State Legislatures, and that the States should grant suffrage to all negroes, and continue it to all whites. Congress, for Us part, was to pledge itself to this plan as a finality, and agree to admit the Southern Slates to representation as fast as they adopted the same. Very few persons are in clined to believe that the President ever re alty favored this scheme, though It is thought he might have appeared to endorse It for the purpose of delaying legislation or demor alizing the Republicans In Congress. CONGRESSIONAL TEMPERANCE SOCIETY, The second meeting of the Congressional Temperance Society will be held at tbe Cap itol on Sunday evening. Addresses will be made by Senators Pomeroy and Willey and Representatives Boutwell, Randall, Blow, Roes, Perliam and Stevens. ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OP A NEW TRIAL FOR CONOVER. The counsel of Sanford Conover, convicted in the Criminal Court of tbe District, two weeks ago, of perjury, this morning argued the motion fora new trial. This was over ruled; and they then enteted a motion in ar rest of Judgment. TUE FUNDING BILL. The Finance Committee had up the House bill lor tbe funding of compound iulerest notes by the issue of greenbacks at its ses sion this morning, but reached no conclu sion. The measure meets with decided op position iu the committee. PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION. The President is keeping the first anniver sary of his famous speech, which Mr. Seward pronounced happy and triumphant, by giv ing his lust public reception of the present season. All ex-rebels in town ore among his visitors. JOHN 11. SURRATT was allowed on interview with bis sister Annie this morning. It is reported as very touching. He is said to have expressed himself os prepared for the worst. INDEMNITY DILL. The House spent the greater part of the evening on the measure known &S the In demnity Bill for the protection of ex-officers and cx-soldiers from prosecution for acts done iu obedience to orders during the war. it was debated by Messrs. Wilson, Eldridgc, Maynard, and others, and then laid over till 10-morrow, with the understanding that the vote on its postage shall be taken after an hour's debate. THE TAX BILL. drags itself very slowly through the House in Committee of the Whole. About ten pages were finished to-day. Tuc exemption of one thousand dollars was agreed to, as was the tax of five per cent on all above that sum. One amendment added byCJto 54 puts cotton on the free Hat after the Ist of uext September. MIRDER OF UNION SOLDIERS IN SOUTH CARO LINA—INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE’S RE FORT. The report of the Special Committee on >hc massacre of Uidou soldiers in South Carolina, and release of prisoners convicted thereof, slates that the names of the mar- Uettd men wcreCurlett, and privates Emcr smith and Mason Brown, of the First Bat talion, Maine Volunteers. The committee siive* a circumstantial account of the trage ay, and adds that no special cause was as ■-limed at the tnal for this cold-blooded mur der. The young men assassinated Uad bceu stationed at Ande.son about two months, and the rcsulntlons.at a public meeting held at Anderson two days after the murder cer tify U> theirgood conduct while there. Their only offence seems to have been the wearing of the uniform of the Re i üblic, and obeying the orders of their Miperfpr {officers. Of those committing the murder the Keys family seems to have been one of the must prominent in Ander .-on, and Siowers was a man of snUlclcat crusiuerution to have been at one time a member of the Georgia Senate. This assas sination was committed while General Gil more was in charge at Charleston, and Gen- ctal Sickles states that when he took com- u.and General Gilmore called bis attention to this ease as one of great atrocity, and one in which the interest of the service, in his estimation, requited a thorough investiga tion. A military commission was convened by General Sickles, and proceeded to try those charged with murder, who were all arrested exceut Peter Keys, who was not recognized by Bryant and Howell. A long and thorough examination of witnesses was made, oc cupying ibiity days. The defence was skll tully managed. An alibi was. attempted to be proved on the part of Siowers by tbe negroes, who first testified to this fact, bat subsequently enanged their testimony, and swore they had bceu trained by Siowers to make their previous statements. It was at tempted to shake the testimony of Howell and Bryant in various ways, but after a dili gent comparison the counsel found the facts as we have detailed them. The evidence is spread over many hun dred pages of record, and it amply sus tains the conclusion at which they arrived. The Commission found the two Keys. Siowers and Bryant guilty, and sentenced them to be hanged. The sentence was ap proved by General Sickles as to the elder Key s and Siowers, but ou account of their age, and being under tbe influence of their associates, the scutence was commuted In the ease of the younger Keys and Bryant to imprisonment for life. The ease was imme diately presented to the President, and ap plications were made for pardons or a trans fer from the military tribunal. Letters from several leading men of the South, such as A. U. Stephens, Governor Orr and H. V. Johnson, appear among the papers laid be fore tbe President, and with others was noticed a petition Insisting upon It that the President’s avowed (Kiltcy allowed the petitioners toask with confidence bis Inter position in behalf of the culprits. Hon. 0.11. Browning, now Secretary of the Interior, for a fee of «I,(XK), made an argu ment to the President in behalf of the prison vn-, and asked that they be brought within the range of the habeas eorjtu* in a Northern comt. Numerous papers and letters urged the President to direct the officers having the prisoners in charge to respond to a writ of habeas corpus, in expectation that the courts, after the decision in the Milligan ease, woald declare tbe trial without authority of law. These papers were all referred by the President to the Jwige Advocate. General, who reviewed the ease at length, and affirmed ihc decision of the military tri bunal. Subsequently a writ of habeas corpus was issued from tbe United States District Court in South Carolina by Judge Bryan, but General Sickles declined to respond. Anal* lacbmcnt for contempt followed, but General Sit kies declined to obey it, and his conduct was approved by the Secretary of War on the 23d of July. Subsequent to all these occurrences the President ordered that the reuteuces to be hanged be commuted in all cases to imprisonment for life at the Tortu res. This order was immediately executed, but on the 31st of July IhePresldent directed tbc prisoners to be transferred to Fort Dela ware. The Secretary of War, in his testi mony, gives his reasons for this transfer. Considerable delay occurred in the transfer, but when the prisoners did arrive there, Col onel Howard, who was in command of the fort, was served with a writ of haixe* rorpiu from the United States Dis trict Court of Delaware, Judge riall. Colonel Howard was directed ‘•y the War Department to respond to the .A bearing was had before Judge Hall, and the prisoners were discharged. The ‘°*'hla extraordinary proceed ore on the part of the venerable Judge are set forth . IJ . e claims to have judicial ami thei rebellion was suppressed ‘S» f tejsssfsiffsf issszsz a. ‘ciVi! South Carolina that could 5 tlitm. Neither the Ullm SuuL ‘ubj trlct or Circuit Court, or Sl«tc conrS were opened. Step, were in end, hut they had not been consummated ‘ It it not within the scojie o( thla reiwrt h. 1 review the judicial gronnda on which the opinion is based. Its assumptions are aliU more offensive if possible than those of the court in the Milligan ease. It is quite clear that It docs not teed to tbc furtherance of tin* ends of justice to have the fruits of a trial so fairly conducted as this appears to have been, Irittcrcdaway bv the whim of a slice Judge at a distant section of the country. Xba committee call attention to tbc report of General Sicklce In the Egan ease, and to the statement In bis testimony of the ground of his action. It is not difficult to decide between bid and Judge Hall. The rigorous > comments of the Secretary of War upon the ' Milligan case apply with full force to the * decision of Judge Hall. The assassins then 2 discharged returned to their homes, where ;. they are still at large, and no attempt has YOL. XX. hern made to bring them to trial by civil courts. It is a striking commentary on the state of society, that while according to the testimony of Surgeon Pllltbury, no doubts appears to have been cnlertaitcd in the mind of that community of the guilt of the two persons discharged. They a ere received by the inhabitants of that town with congratulations which ter minated in a general drunk. The testimony of Generals Schofield, Sickles, Baird and Wood, exhibits the fol lowing propositions: First. That for the punishment of crime in their departments the courts cannot be re lied on when soldiers, Union men or frecd roen are concerned. Justice is frequently denied, and an offence of great char acter amongst them may go un punished, neither magistrate nor Jurors being desirous to discharge their duties in that respect. Second. Up to this time there has been no change for the better, hot rather for the worse. Third. Unless substantial justice is done to tbe laboring class bercallcr, andjto Union men and Northern men who desire to go there to engage in business enterprises, no improvment m State affairs can reason ably be expected. Under such circumstances, it would seem conclusively established that the best material interests of the country, as well as considerations of humanity, call for tbe intervention of the authority of the Gen eral Government as the only way in which it can be remedied, and that is through the military forces. It is of the first Importance that ordinary Justice shall be administered. The whole superstructure of Government must rest on that. Tbe violent political and .-octal convulsions through which the coun try has passed can be composed in time, and • be races live together In peace and prosper ity, ii in the meantime there is strength suf ficient iu the Government to take care that ull a*.e fahly dealt with, and enme punished with reasonable certainty and impartiality. Iu order to accomplish this desirable end, ibe mllliaiy force at each post should he anxlliary. In the language of General Thomas, there should be established some supervisory au thority in ihcto Stales, with power to advise *nd insist upon an Impartial administration of justice, accompanied by sufficient force to show liie people that the authority can be sustained, and tbe government should in this way he placed in the hands of men whose eminent services during the war arc*' sufficient guaran tee that it will not be abused, such govern ment, of course, only to continue so long as absolutely necessary. Where life and prop erty can be safely trusted to the local gov ernment, all external cociclon should ccasc, and in the meantime it cannot reasonably he supposed there will bemuchncedot form- hie intervention. It will ordinarily be enough to know such power exists, and it necessary, as the House has so recently pass* cd upono measure similar, it 1 is not worth while to enter upon details, but o> ly to say that in the judgment of the committee the testimony presented lully sustains the neces sity lor resort to such extraordinary means, at.d without the adoption of so.ne such leg islation, the day or restoration, of peace and prosperity in these unhappy States is greatly it not indefinitely postponed. The report is situed hy Representatives ’’ike and Farnswoi th and the other members of the committee. Mr. Cooper will early next week make a minority report. SOUTHERN RAILROADS. Washington, February 22.—The Select Committee on Southern Railroads summoned before them Secretary Stanton aud other witnesses. GENEKAL SICKLES. Ip r.n the way here to resume command in South Cat olios. NAVAL ITEMS. The United States steamer Shenandoah ar rived at Singapore Jat uary 1, and would sad on the Bth or 10th for Ilong Kong. She bad a fine n ception at all the points she touched at In the East Indies. Washington’s birthday was ohscived by tho suspension of business, closing of the Executive Departments and display of flags. The National Monument Association met ami rc-clcctcd the old officers to day. An* drew Johnson, President; Mayor Watlacb. General Grant and Peter Force, Vice Presi dents ; J. U. Brent, Secretary; J. B. H. Smith, Treasurer. IMPEACHMENT TESTIMONY. The New York special says: “Those who think the Impeachment matter will die in committee will be startled when Ibe committee reports. Parties arc In Wash ing ton to testify to thercstorallon of planta tions, seized as abandoned property, to par doned rebels hy President Johnson at a time when the crops belonged to the lessees thus ignoring ct ntracts, and Inflicting great losses upon Union men." CONFISCATION. Mr. Stevens bas prepared, and -will re* port in a day or two, an elaborate confisca tion scheme fur the South, which he will support in a carefully prepared speech. SURRATT. New Tore, February 22.—The New Tork Times' 1 special says; The Judiciary Com mittee will visit Surratt iujall, and takcsuch tchtimony as he will give regarding the com illcllj or Jeff. Davis with the assassination. I he gives any testimony it will be volunta ry, as they cannot force him to testify. Sur ratt's counsel have advised him to give no icrtlmony on that or any other subject. Miss Annie Surratt visited the Jail last evening and bad an Interview with her brother. TUB UOUSE DILL IN RELATION TO COMPOUND INTEREST NOTES. New York, February 23.—A special from Washington says the Senate Finance Com mlttcc will undauntedly report against the House One Hundred Millions Greenback BUI. GEORGETOWN MUNICIPAL ELECTION, Washington. February Hi.—The George town municipal election will take place next Monday, and in consequence of the number of newly enfranchised colored citizens who will for the first time exercise the right to vote, tbe Chief of Police Is taking the pioper measures for the maintenance of or der. THE SCIIENCK BOUNTY BILL. A cumber of Webern soldiers and sailors at a meeting last night passed resolutions urging the Senate to pm the Schcnck Bounty Bill on passage, a»d appointed a committee to call upon Senators In iurthcrauce of their views. THE RECONSTRUCTION BILL TO BE VETOED. Washington, February 23. The most earnest supporters of the Reconstruction Bill have ascertained that the President will veto the bill on Monday or Tuesday, thus a Holding an opportunity for Congress to take action upon tbe measure. CONGRESSIONAL proceedings. Washington, February 23. SENATE. Tbe CHAIR submitted the resolutions of tbe Rhode Island Legislature ratifying tbe Constitutional Amendment. On motion of Mr. HOWARD, the Commit tee on the Pad fie Railroad were discharged from the further consideration of the resolu tions of the Kansas Legislature asking aid for tbe,Somhern Branch of tbe Union Pacific Railroad. Mr HOWE presented the resolutions of the Wisconsin Legislature certifying to the ratification by that body of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution. Mr. CHANDLER, from Committee on Com merce, reported back the House Bill for re pairs, prcseivation and completion of public works, with amendments, prominent among which is one striking out tbe appropriation of one ti illlon for the improvement of the Dcs- Moincs Rapids of the Mississippi River, and another striking out tbe appropriation of $75,000 for the improvement of the harbor ol Michigan Citv. Mr. MeDOUGALL presented the crcdcn tlala of Senator Cole, of Californio, for six years from March 4th. Ordered filed. Mr. POMEROY called up the joint resolu tion to extend to the State of Tennessee the benefits of the act donating public lands to the several States for the establishment of an Agricultural College. The proviso adopt cd in the House to prohibit any person who ever held office under the rebel Government fiom holding a professorship in the college was stricken out, and tbe bill passed. The bill in relation to the Indian Bureau was taken up. Mr. DOOLITTLE and others opposed the House amendment, which was disagreed to, and a Committee of Conference ordered. Tbc Senate also agreed to a Committee of Conference on the Legislative Appropriation mu. . A similar course was taken on the Military Academy and Diplomatic Appropriation bills. The bill passed directing the Postmaster General to advertise for proposals for a monthly steamship service between San Krancisco and Honolulu, the cost not to cx reed SIOO,OOO per annum. On motion of Mr. SUMNEK the joint resolution supple mentary to that for representation of the United’States at the Paris Exposition was Considered and passed. It appropriates SIIB,OOO in addition to the $150,0X) previously appropriated Adjourned. HOUSE. Mr. STEVENS, from the Committee on Appro} riatlons, reported back, with amend ments, the Senate amendments to the Civil Appropriation Bill, and the House proceed eu to consider them. All the Senate amend* meats striking out appropriations for the Daily and Congressional Globe were, on the recommendation of the committee, non* concurred In. , The amendment of the Senate to make an appropriation of $40,000 to facilitate tele graphic communication between tbe Atlan tic ard Pacific was concurred in, with other amendments, forty-eight Incumber, nnlm l-ortant In character. Mr. ALLIs-ON, from the Committee of Conference of the disagreeing votes on tbe hill to suspend temporarily tbe collection of direct taxes In Western Virginia, made a rcoort, which was agreed to. Mr. STEVENS, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported back tbe Senate amendments to tho Military Academy Bill. Ti e Senate amcndmentbatrlklogout the pro vUolba'no money eh.ll be expended In ylo- IJ.‘n“* loca d*-'ta boed mltud irom the rebel butee; .were non-con ch;™ 1 in Other aim-odmci.il which were i.nlmpoiiant were concurred In. Mr. STEVENS, Pom the same committee reported back tho Senate amendments to the Consular and Diplomatic Appropriation Bill. Tbe Senate amendment maalng an ap- pronrUtlon for the Portugal mission was non-concurred in. Other amendments were concurred in. Air. LeBLOND (moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate amendment In re gard to Portugal was non concurred in. The motion to reconsider was laid on the table. The House considered the Senate bill for the relief or conttactors for building iron clads in the navy. The substitute submit ted by Ur. Sloan was agreed to, and the bill pa«ecd. The Committee of Ways and Means were requested to examine Into the expediency of bringing in a bill to establish a National School of Science. Tbe Boose went into Committee of the Whole on tbe Tax Bill. An amendment was adopted that after the first of September, ISC7. no tax be levied on cotton grown In the United States. Tbe amendment relieving fire insurance companies from the tax of one and a half per cent on gross receipts for one year, was de bated and lost. A large number of articles were added to tbe free list. The committee rose. The motion to suspend the rules so as to clone debate, wac£>st. The motion was adopted that the debate on the pending section be closed in one minute. The House again went into committee on tbe Tax Bill. Amendments offered to tbe income tsv were lost, and the income tax remains at five per cent on the excess of one thousand do!- Jars. Recess. EVENING SESSION*. Mr. ANCONA, from t ie Committee in re lation to Drafted Meu,made amotion recom mending that tbe Senate recede irom its amendments. Agreed to. Mr. PIKE, from the Select Committee on the murder of the Union soldiers in South Carolina, made a report, with leave to Mr. Cooper to present the views of the minority. Report ordered printed. Tbe Bouse considered the bill from the Judiciary to declare valid and conclusive certain proclamations of the President and and acts done in pursuance thereof iusup pressiun of tbe rebeiliou. Mr. PIKE moved to extend tho limit to December Ist, ISGC, instead of ISCS. In answer to Mr. Eldrldec, Mr. WILSON said the pnroose of the bill was to prevent the civil courts from interfering with tbe Jurisdiction of military couits. It was finally arranged thrt the bill come up to morrow under the operation of the previous question, some time being allowed for de bate. The House in committee resumed consid eration of the Tax Bill. No material amend ment was made to any voluminous clauses referring to the income tax. In tbe thirteenth section, imposing a tax of $2 per gallon on distilled spirits. Mr. FAIIQUHAR moved an amendment, providing that tbe act should not be con strued as prohibiting the continuous redid tillation of whiskey by distillers. Alter debate, the amendment was rejected. Mr. MAYNARD offered an amendment, that tbe tax shall not be collected from spirits manufactured In Tennessee and con sumed prior to August, 1800, which was re jected. Mr. BUCKLAND moved to reduce the tax on spirits _from $2. to 50 cents per gallon. Bisected. In the discussion on whiskey frauds, Mr. ALLISON attributed much of these frauds to the appointment of unfit persona by the Secretary ol the Treasury, not of his own choice, hut in obedience to the will oftac President. Mr. CONKLING suggested that if the Secretary bad not manhood enough to rc>ist the appointment of unfit persons he should be held responsible forthefrands committed. Mr.PAINE asked Mr. Allison whether he knew a sin :le instance of the Secretary per mitting an Improper person to be appointed an Inspector by tuc President. Mr. ALLISON replied that ho knew of a great many who were totally unfit to be ap pi.inled to the positions. Mr. WILSON, of lowa, mentioned the case of an Inspector in his district to whose unfitness lor the position he bad caUed the attention of the Secretary four weeks ago, and who still held the office. As a general tule the most unfit persons were selected. On motion of Mr.McKEE, the section was amended by making the salary of inspectors of distilleries payable by the United States. The last hours of the session were occu pied in the rapid reading by the Clerk of the -cvi ral sections establishing rules in refer t ore to distilled spirits. The reading ot the bl'l was completed, but it was still left in committee iu order to admit of offering amendments to-morrow. The house at 11:15 adjourned. FBOMSPmSfiFIfLD. {Special Despatch to th; Chlpajjo Tribune.j Springfield, February 22. MEETING OF TOE BRIBERT INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE. The Senate Committee appointed to in vestigate the charges of bribery had a meet ing last evening. Senator Fuller acting as Chairman. I understand that the only wit ness brought before the committee was Col onel Hawkins, ol the Caicago, Burlington & Qulucy Railroad. He testified that be had not offered any Senator an}' money or other recompense for his vote or inllncncc against the railroad tariff, or other bills. He was here as agent of his road, to correct the erroneous impressions in regard to rail road matters, and bad endeav ored to discharge his duties with fidelity. There was sparring between :he Chairman of tbe committee and the witness. I understand that to-day Senator Patton makes a public declaration that the only person who has up,»roucUed him with an offer for his vote was the Chairman of the Investigating Committee. This gives a decided point to the Usuc. The invesliga tiou will he continued. « wuo is m'ginnis? A bill was brought into the House this morning for the reliefer John McGinnis. The lucstlon was immediately started, “Who is McGinnis ?” No satisfactory answer being volunteered, John McGinnis' relief was in definitely postponed. Poor McGinnis! DEFEAT OP THE BILL TO REGULATE THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE. The bill published in the Tribune a few days since, to regulate the practice of medi cine in this State, was defeated in the House this afternoon, by a vote of thirty-two to forty-seven. TAMPERING WITH TOE WAREHOUSE BILL. The Senate had a sensation this afternoon. Mr. Eastman arose and stated that tbe Warehouse BUI had, after it had passed both houses, been tampered with. He said bis attention was only called to the fact this morning, but he bad compared the bill iashe office of the Secretary of State with the original copy as it passed, and he found that the twenty-second section had been tampered with in two in stances in that section. Tbe woid consignee had been changed to consignor; so that its provisions are now confused, If □ot rendered absolutely worthless. He asked unanimous consent to introduce a bill for a supplementary act which would restore iho twenty-second section to its original language and effects. Consent was granted. Mr. Addarus and Mr. Mack confirmed Mr. Eastman's statement. The bill was imme diately put upon its passage, securing the vote of every Senator. The supplementary bill was immediately taken into the House, the roles suspended, and tbe bill passed by a an almost unanimous vote. This Is probably the fastest legislation ever known In this Slate, the whole time consumed in both Houses not exceeding twenty minutes. ANOTHER CHICAGO GAS SWINDLE. Among ihc swindles reported to tbc House this afternoon was a bill for an act to incur- porate the Metropolitan Manufacturing and Supply Company. The bill was original!* embodied as the Petroleum and Coal Com pany. The corporators arc William C. Cros by, H. K. Webster, EUsha P. Stone. George Fuher, Andrew Kcdxlic, Benjamin Graves and Charles Mitchell. The capital stock Is JIOO.OOO, which may be Increased to any ex tent. Tbc vital points in the bill arc In the fifth section. It provides that this Manufac turing and ' Supply Company can at any time proceed to the erection and maintenance of the necessary works for tie manufacture of gas within the city of Chicago, In the county of Cook, and to man ufacture and supply, fix the price and sell uas for light to be used for the purpose of lighting the said city, any streets, buildings, or factories, and to be manufactured trom any and all substances from which inflamma ble gas is made,and is hereby granted, ceded and vested in this corporation fall right, privilege and authority, with or without the consent of the corporate authorities of said city of Chicago, to enter or go at any and all times, along, npon, through, under or across each, ary or all of the streets, alleys, avenues or public highways of said city, tor the purpose of suitably laying down, maintaining and controUtngall neces sary pipes, and the right of the corporation to supply the city and Us inhabitants In all parts thereof with gas; and this right shall be exclusive of all persons, associations or corporations; exempting the vested nght of the two gas companies heretofore incor porated and now In operation in said city. Section six gives power to sell out to or buy out any other company. The bill was at once tabled. A DOCK SWINDLE. Another swindle reported from the Com mittee on Corporations, was an act to In corporate the lUinola Ticket Company. Tbe corporators are William T. Gray, Harlow Bortrolh, and Hecry Brooks. The second section gives the company power to puicbasc, lease, bold, build up, and improve any dock properly, real estate on or near the CHICAGO, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 23, 1867. Illinois and Michigan Canal or Ciric*go River, suitable to be used for a general stor age and commission business. Section two elves Said company power to construct and maintain a side track or branch railroad from tbclrdock or warehouse, not exceeding one hundred rods in length, fbr freight only, and may, with the consent of the Supervisors of any town, or the Common Connell of any city, lay down the said track, or side track, along any street, alley or public highway, and connect with any railroad track, or ran to the banks of the canal or river. The capital stock Is SIOO,OOO. The bill was in* dellnltely postponed. A THIRD SWINDLE. The next bill reported from the Commit tee on Corporations was a bill to incorporate the Great Northwestern Elevator Company. The corporators are Alex. La beck, G.'Ste venson, Charles H. Ham, of the well-known law and lobby and legislative firm of Fuller, Hdm & Shepard, and Charles Yorls, the Representative who Introduced it. Melville Wabash Fuller’s name was in the bill, but was scratched out. The capital stock is SIOO,OOO, with the power to increase U to $1,000,000. Section five provides that said corporation may by purchase, lease or legal proceedings (which means by condemnation,) possess itself of all necessary or convenient grounds for wharfage privileges, railroad tracks, switches, turn-outs, buildings, locomotive engines, cars, machinery, and projtcrty of any descilption, for the purpose of transacting in thecity of Chicago the busi ness of receiving, storing, handling, cleaning, drying and shipping grain of any kind, and also for the storage aud handling of goods or freight of any description, and It shall bo the dutv of all railroad companies or common carriers to deliver to said warehouses all grain or goods there consigned. Section six give-* this company power to connect its warehouses, elevators, or buildings, with any of the railroad lines In said city, and la case of inability to agree with any other owners or corporations upon the terms of making such connection, the said company may proceed to condemn, under any general law of this State, for the use of this Great North* western Elevator Company. Section seven gives the company power to do a general banking business. Section nine gives power to the company to mix, dry and otherwise handle any gram which may come into their possession, charging a reasonable compensation therefor. There are other bad features in the bill which 1 need not enu merate. The bill was hit on the bead the moment it was presented, and it fell under .he tabic suddenly. SECOND DESPATCH. ISpcdal Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.l Spowofeld. 111., February 22. TUE INDIANA AND CHICAGO HAILBOAD BILE. Among the bills which have passed the Senate aud arc now before the House, is one to incorporate the Indiaua and Chicago Roil* road Company. The corporators are H. A. Giay, B. F. Stevenson, £. S. Hawley, Benj. F. Smith, Charles H. Ham, and William E. Mortimer. Section‘wo gives the company the right to locate, build, construct, maintain, operate and continue to operate a railroad from some point within or near the Stale line of Indiana, in the county of Cook, to the city of Chicago, with such side tracks aud branches as may be necessary. Section three gives power to the company to cross any railroad, or railroad lines now laid out or Lcrealter to be laid out, and may construct such road across any stream of wa ter, road, highway, street, alley or canal, in such manner as not materially to obstruct the same, and may uulte, intersect or con ucci at any point in Cook County, at the State line of the State of Indiana, with any other railroad running in an eastern or southeastern direction, for the purpose of securing an eastern or sontheastero connec tion, on such terms as may be agreed upon between the parties. The fifth section, although burled in am biguous language, gives power not only to erndemn lands one hundred feet wide lor a roadway, but also to condemn any stone Quarry, sand bed, gravel bed, or any other material, and also the right of way to either or ail of them, without regard to value or location: also to condemn lands for shops, depots, *vc., two hundred feet wide on each side of said track, or five hundred feet wide in all., section sis provides for the condemnation, in accordance with the law for the purpose of internal improvement, approved June ufi, 1852, uua ail acts amendatory thereof. Section seven makes the capital stock one million dollars, with the power toircrcase it to any amount that may be deemed neces- sarv. This Indiana and Chicago Railroad scheme Is one of the most outrageous and unblushing swindles which has been attempted upon the people of Chicago during the present session, and I might add, any other session of tbc General Assembly. Among the incorpora tors is Charles 11. Ham, of the notorious lobby and law firm of Fuller, Ham«fc Shep- ard, The chief ote, and altogether lovely, being Melville Wabash Ful ler. It will be seen that the bill in no particular defines the locality of the company in Chicago. It may construct the road across any water-course, stream, ca nal, street, road, alley or highway, in such manner as not to materially obstruct tbe Mime, at any point in Cook County or the City of Chicago, without any Interference of the Common Council or Board of Super visors, Ac., taking therefor by condemns :ion or otherwise, roadway not to exceed .“,00 feet in width. In fact, I can dis cover no restrictions whatever upon any swindle which this company may choose to practice. Tbe animus of the Indiana and Chicago Rallroaad Company Is very transparent. It has been got up lu life interest of Chicago Railroad monopolists, to defeat the bill which has already passed the House and is now in the Senate, to incorpo rate tbc Chicago, Blue Island and Indiana Railroad, which has been asked tor by the people of Blue Island to relieve them from the heavy burdens put upon them by tbe Rock Island Railroad, which company deems it for their interest to charge ninety cents a ride of some 15 or 16 miles. I don't believe the swindle can be got through the House rings. It !».a startling fact that no bill of public importance, no matter what Its im portance, has bcenpnt through this General Assembly without forming what Is called a “ring” In Us behalf. PENITENTIARY LEASE. Tbc House this morning after a lengthy debate passed the bill to lease the Peniten tiary to Messrs. Paine, Bums, Hatch, Os borne, Dustin & Co., for eight years, from the first of June ISGO, until the first day of June 1577, The friends of Penitentiary reform made every effort to defeat this lease, but tbc ring was too strong for them. It is a fact that ought to be noted that sev eral gentlemen who were most uncompro- mising against leasing tbc Penitentiary two vests ago, have been this year the leading champions of that measure. THIRD DESPATCH, [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Springfield, 111., February 22. SENATE PROCEEDINGS THIS AFTERNOON. A supplementary bill to tbe New State House Bill was put Into tbe Senate this af ternoon, and read once. It provides that tbe Commissioners shall let no contract with* ont first advertising a reasonable time for bids, tbe contract to be to the lowest resnon* Iblc bidders; and no contracts shall be let aggregating a larger amount than the appro priation made by tbe General Assembly- This Improves the bill somewhat, but not all tbe improvement It needs. The House resolutions to adjourn tine die on Thursday next, were among the special order for Monday next. The amendments to the Chicago City Char ter were ordered to a third reading In the Senate this afternoon, and will probably pass that body to-morrow. WORK TOR TO-SIORHOW IX TOE BOUSE. The Park BUI comes up In the House to morrow. The Canal and Internal Improvement BUI wUI be taken up to-morrow, and the Senate amendment adopted. It will then be ready for the signature of the Governor. EVENING SESSION OF TUB BOUSE. The House was in session this evening to make up an omnibus of House bills. Among the bills which were reloscd admission and the enacting clauses stricken out, was one of immense dimensions to Incorporate the city of MoUnc. An immense amount of legal labor was thus wasted. A bUI incorporating the Chicago Abstract and Record Company was recommitted to the Committee on Banks and Corporations. The omnibus was put through and the House adjourned. TUE XEW STATE BOUSE BILL XOT TET AP PROVED BT TUE GOVERNOR.

The Governor has not returned the bUI for the erection of a new Slate House. Opinions dUTer as to what course he will take with the bUi, whether he will sign or veto it. The triends of the measure begin to feel a little anxious. A BILL TO PROTECT TUB LIVES OP COAL MINERS. I want to add that among bills that were put through In the omnibus, was one to pro- 1 lect the lives of coal miners. It provides that mining companies who raise 200 tons or more of coal per d*.y, and employ fifty or more men, shall. In addition to the abaft constructed for raising the coal, have a second one’ constructed, not less than 200 feet from the first, to bo at least six by ten feet, for the escape of miners In cases of fire, explosion, Ac. Mr. Speaker Corwin made a brief but telling speech in favor of the bill. THE STATE LEGISLATURES. ILLINOIS. (Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] bPiusortXLn. 111., February 22. SENATE. MORNING SESSION. The entire morning session was spent In referring House messages to appropriate committees. AFTERNOON SESSION. A CONSTITUTIONAL CONTENTION. The House joint resolution calling a Con vention to amend the State Constitution In the regular way, was called up and passed ; yeas, 19 ; nays, 2 ; nays, Messrs. McConnell, Woodson and Fuller. SURVEY OP THE ILLINOIS RIVER. The House resolution appropriating $1,500 for suiveylng the Illinois River, was concur red in. POSTPONED TILL MONDAY. A motion to postpone action until Monday on the House joint resolution providing for adjournment erne die on Thursday, was carried. REJECTION. The House joint resolution instructing Illi nois Senators and requesting Representatives to opj-ose the bill now be fore Congress legal izing the bridge over tbe Mississippi River at Clinton, was taken up and rejected. Mr. FULLER entered a motion to recon sider. TIIE WAREHOUSE DILL CORRECTED. Mr. EASTMAN obtained leave to intro duce a bill to perfect the Warehouse Bill, which had been tampered.with alter its pas sage. The rules weic suspended and the bill passed unanimously. MISCELLANEOUS. Tbe Senate proceeded to concur in the House amendments to Senate bills. The amendment to the bill increasing the minimum amount to constitute grand lar ceny to $25 was lost, yeas 12, nays'll. Tin! Senate resoluliocs providing for print ing a testimonial to Illinois soldiers and sail ois, which was amended in the House so as to strike out that portion which provides for printing, came up. Tbe Senate concurred in the House amendment. AN ACT SUPPLEMENTARY TO THESTATEHOUSE Mr. COHRS introduced a bill supplement ary to the act lor the erection of the new State House. It was read a first time. An attempt was made to have the rules suspend ed and the bill read a second time, but fulled. NOMINATIONS FOR NOTARIES PUBLIC SENT TO THE COMMITIEE ON AGRICULTURE. A message was received IromXbc Governor appointing Notaries Public. The aopoint mculawcie concurred in. Mr. TINCIIER moved a reconsideration. Adopted. ' The message was sent to the Committee on Agriculture. THE DILL FOB THE EQUALIZATION OF TAXES was taken up on Mr. McCONNELL’S mo tion. There was considerable debate on the bill. Mr. McCONNELL explained the objects of the bill to he the correction of the evils of wrong assessment of the property of the people of thcState. He said these Assessors put down property too low, to enrry favor with voters. The bill was to make the Auditor correct that evil. Tt-miing consideration of the subject, the senate adjourned. HOUSE. HORNING SESSION. TUP. PROBATE BILL RECONSIDERED. Mr. HURLBUT moved to reconsider the passage of the Probate Bill. Carried. BILLS FOR THIRD READING. The Slandlng Committees put In a huge list of bills tor third reading. ADJOURNMENT. Mr. TRUE offered a resolution to adjourn at 1- o'clock m. on Tuesday next. Mr. EDDY moved to amend to Thursday. The amendment was adopted. Mr. STEVENSON moved os an amendment that when the House adjourn it adjonrn to the first Monday in January next. Tabled. Mr. True's resolution with Eddy's amend ment was adopted. ENDORSEMENT OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BILL REIMBURSING THE LOYAL STATES FOR WAR EXPENDITURES. Mr. CONKLING’S resolution of acceptance of the terms ot the bill now pending in Con gress for reimbursing the loyal states for expenditures iu fiitlngout troops was taken up. He stated that if the bill was adopted tt would bring to the State of Illinois eleven millions of dollars of United States bonds bearing five per cent Interest, and constitu ting a revenue of $5,W0,000 per annum to the c-.mv. Adopted. ’ PASSAGE Or IXUS Sll.l. X.EABINU THE rrMIBS- TIARY. The special order being the act leasing the Penitentiary to Genera) Osborne, General Dustin, Colonel Burns aud Colonel Banc was taken up. Mr.niJ RLBUT offered an amendment to Mr. Dinsmoor’s motion, so as to require the lcs> sees to give to discharged convicts the sum necessary to send them to the place of their conviction, instead of fixing the sum at eight dollars each. Adopted. Aitcr some discussion .Mr. SINGER moved to postpone further consideration of the bill to the first Monday in January, ISO 9. Lost by 26 ayes to 56 now. Mr. YEAGER moved to amend so os only to t rant the lease fur one year instead of eight. Tabled. Mr. SHEPARD moved to amend by adding a proviso to tbe first section prohibiting the making of cigars, cooperage and stone cut ting iu tbe Penitentiary. Mr. STEVENSON moved a subststute, which, in point of fact, prohibited all other kinds of labor. Both were tabled. | Mr. YEAGER filibustered for some time, and finally when tbc House got tired of bis performances, tbe previous question was or dered and the bill, passed by 52 ayes to 80 noes. Adjourned. AFIERKOON SESSION. PASSED. The bill to establish a system of savings banks was passed. DEFEAT OF THE DILL TO .REGULATE THE PRAC- TICE OF MEDICINE. A bill to regulate the practice of medicine and surgery was called up, and an inctfectual attempt made to rush it through, by order- Irg tbc previous question, and thus cutting oil nil debate. The House refused to pass it by 47 noes to 82 ayes. A CORRECTION. Mr. BAILEY callcflattention to the fact that the Warehouse Bill been tampered with after its passage and before it reached the Governor, so as to destroy the validity of an important section. The word consign ee occurring twice in the 22d section was changed to consignor. He called up the Senate bill for correction of the act, which was promptly passed by a unanimous vote. HILLS PASSED. Tbe following bills were the most Impor tant passed in a huge Ommbns composed al most entirely of private and local bills : In corporating the Jefferson Horse Railway Company: regulating tbe establishment of a parkin North Chicago; incorporating the Northwestern News Company; Incorpora ting the Chicago Cotton and Ilay Press Com pany; incorporating tbc El Paso, Pontiac & Kankakee Railroad Company; regulating insurance companies. A COUPLE OP SWINDLES. A very innocent seeming bill, entitled ’‘Metropolis Manufacturing and Supply Company,” came near gliding through, hav li g been reported by Mr. Dinsmor from his committee, out was suspected, rca4 at the request of one member, aud turned out to be a new Gas Company swindle for Chicago. Its enacting clause was stricken out. In about four seconds from that dlscovei the Illinois Dock. Company Bill came up and after a brief struggle was indefinitely post {oned. A bill amending tbc school laws In Import ant points was taken from the omnibus and ordered printed. Tbe great Northwestern Elevator Company BUI was ordered to be read, notwithstanding its endorsement by tbc Committee and Corporations, and upon being developed m its true character. It was promptly killed by striking out the enacting clause. Adjourned to 7 D. m. EVENING SESSION. By resolution the Hall of Representatives was*tendered to the Hon. M. H. Bovee, ol Wisconsin, to deliver a lecture on capital punishment, on next Sunday evening. A motion recalling the Deficiency Appro priation BUI ftom tbc Senate was reconsid ered, and the Clerk was instructed to report it again to the Senate. BILLS passed. The following bill* ■were passed amongst a large number of others, in an omnibus : To incoipor&te the Broadway and Dock Com pany of East St. • Louis; the excelsior Store Works of Quincy. Aftera lengthy discussion the bill Incorpo rating the City of Moline was defeated— nays4b, yeas 19: a substitute fora bill to in corporate the Cook County Abstract and Record Company was recommitted to the Committee on Banks and Corporations; the Nevada Silver Mining Company: an act to amend the town ship organization laws; to incorporate the Illinois Farmers’Railroad Company; to in corporate the Hyde Park Skating Park Com pany. Chicago;-to increase the fees of Jus tices of the Peace and Constables —the bill increases the present fees 40 per cent; to protect coal miners in the State of Illinois and for other purposes—provides for the ventilation of mines by shafts at cer tain distances, which, in case of fire or accident, may servo as a means of escape ; to provide for the payment of the balance of the apportionment of Illinois, amounting to $9,000. towards the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. A bill for ao act to incorporate the Frank lin Institute oi Chicago was read amid rounds of laughter, and on motion was referred to the Cook County delegation. Adjourned. INDIANA. [.Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Indianapolis, February • SENATE. The following tills were passed: Creating the Twenty-second Common Pleas District; allowing cities an Increased number of Jus tices of the Peace; for the protection of in surance companies against wilful burning; requiring Clerks of Common Pleas Conrts to itemize bills ol the cost against administra tors, executors and guardians. The Agricultural College Bill was discuss ed at length, but no conclusion arrived at. HOUSE. No business of importance was transacted. The House occupied most of the day in dls* enssirg a proposition to lease the Isborin the Northern State Prison. Amotion to indefi nitely postpone the whole subject was voted down by a nearly two thirds vote. Adjourned to two o'clock Monday. miCHIGAN. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Loosing, February 22. The Senate spent several hours in discuss log the report of the Committee of Confer ence on the Constitutional Convention Bill, which was finally concurred in—lß to 8. The best opinion is that the House will not con cur, but insist upon the distinctive features j)f the House bill. * *, The two Houses met in Joint Convention in the afternoon, and listened to the reading of Washington’s Farewell Address. Ligislatlon generally unimportant. TESSESSEE RADICAL STATE COS- TESTION. The Grandest Assemblage of Union men Ever Held in the South—Radical Speeches and Resolutions—Governor Brownlow Renominated by Accla mation, amid great Enthusiasm— Resolutions Passed Endorsing Gen* eral George H. Thomas, and Nomina* ting Him fb|* the Presidency—Speech by Governor Brownluw, Etc. (Special Despatch to the Chicago Inbone.] Nashville, February 23. The Union State Convention assembled in the Hall of the House of Representatives, at 12 m. 10-day. Chancellor Lucky’was chosen temporary Chairman, aud made a few appro priate remarks. A committee of one from each Congressional District on permanent organization was appointed. After the {.rvliminaiy organization had beeu effected, . General 11. H. Thomas proceeded to read a communication from Governor Brownlow. The Convention then adjourned till 2p. m. At that hour the Convention reassembled. The lloor and galleries wcic crowded with a vast audience. W. 11. Wisener, of Sheloy % iilc, was made permanent Chairman, with a complete force of Vice Presidents and Sec retaire. Senator Hall, of Dyer, offered a resolution expressive o! sympathy for the death of Sen ator Almon Case, aud deprecative of the foifl spirit of rebellion which caused his mur der, which was unanimously adopud. A sciics of resolutions oi the colored men of Brown County, expressing their determin ation to act unitedly with the Radical Union party of Tennessee and the United States, were presented by Representative Dougher ty, and were read amid great applause. The list of delegates was then read, by counties, and it was found that every county in tbe State was represented. Jndge Patterson offered a series of resolu- lions requesting the Legislature, before its adjournment, to mature and pats an efficient common school law. The resolutions were unanimously adopted, wlib applause. Judge North, of Knoxville, was called for, and sain he would have been glad to make a speech on the resolutions Just passed, as he considered a good school law necessary to complete the great series of loyal measures which |tbc Legislature had well-nigh per* footed. The Judge continued to advocate common school education at some length. The Judge spoke of the influence of the press, ard said If a good loyal newspaper vculd be put in the hands of every family in the State, it would be saved to the Union cause forever. Mr. North paid a deserved .'omplimeut to the loyal press of Tennessee. Judge Houck was next called upon, and -poke In a humorous strain, belabored the Conservatives and rebels right and left, and eliciting tumultuous laughter and cheers. Several other persons addressed the Conven- ■ ion briefly,and then the Committee ou Reso lutions, which hud been previously appoint ed, b: ought in its report. A short aadress orcccded the resolutions, which recited the struggles and situation of the Union party iu Tennessee, and announced in favor of'loyal rule throughout all portions of the lam), ard pledged the adhesion of Tennessee to every measure that had this object in view. The rcsolutons t hemselves proclaim the iden tity of theßudical party with the Union party of the nation, endorse the acts of the pres ent Legislature, especially the suffrage and Military bills, express full confidence la the National Congress, declare that persons from the North who come to canvass this snmmcr, shall receive protection, endorse the admin istration of Brownlow, and renominate him for Governor of the State and pronounce in favor of the removal of Andrew Johnson from the President’s chair. Amid a tumult of applause the resolutions were adopted. A committee was scut alter Brownlow, to inform him of his nomination, and when he names ail description. The Governor made a brief speech, thanking the commit tee, accepting the nomination, exhorting them to activity and fidelity In the Btatc campaign, and congratulating them on ihe recent accession to their ranks in the en franchisement of the freedmen. As he closed with the declaration that he would rather receive the votes of black loyalists than of white traitors, and would prefer defeat as ',hc candidate of the Union party to victory with any other, a series of tremendous .-boots shook the very roof of the Capitol, and it was several minutes before the tumult subsided. The resolutions expressing admiration for <iid confidence in General George 11. Thomas, and declaring him the choice of the Union party of Tennessee for the next President, again called forth tbc loudest plaudits of ihe Convention, and were adopted with ihrce tremendous cheers. A call lor General Sherman was feebly re sponded to by tbe gentleman who made tbe call, and nobody else. Alter more speaking by Senator Senior and others, the Convention adjourned tine die. It was, perhaps, tbe grandest assemblage of Union men that ever convened in the South. FROM ASX ARBOR, MICHIGAN. Anniversary Celebration at the tlnlrer •ujr—Prominent Personages Present— >p«cJie*by Generals Hooker, Casejr, Baird ana Others—Contributions in Aid of the Soldiers’ Jlonnmcnt Fund, Arc, [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Ann Ardor, Mich., February 22. The anniversary of Washington’s Birthday was celebrated in this city by the students ol the University and the citizens, the dem onstration being of the most imposing char acter. The Executive Committee of the Soldiers’ Monument Association were invited by tbc students ol the University to visit them on the22d. Invitations were extended to Gen eral Hooker and stutf, General Casey and several officers of military fame, Governor Crapo and others to be present. A special train arrived at nine o’clock from Detroit, bringing the distinguished guests, where tbc students In a body, to tbc number of twelve hundred, had assembled to receive them. Tbe principal guests were Major General Hooker and staff; Major General Baird, In spector General; Brigadier General Haggles, Adjutant General: Colonel W, 6. King, Medical Director: Captain J. M. Lancaster, Aide-dc-Camp; Major General Casey, Major H. F. Bronson, Brigadier General Robertson, Adjutant General of Michigan; Brigadier General R. A. Alger, Inspector General; Gt-o. F. Bagley, President’ Detroit Board of Trade; General Henry A. Morrow. Hon. B. F. il. Withcrell, Rev. .M. Hogarth, Captain K. B. Ward, W. S. George of the Tribune, H. M. Utley of the J’o*/, G. Chester of the Free Press t and many other prominent mili luij men a»d citizens. They were escorted to the Presbyterian Cburcfi by a procession of more than two thousand persons. Thousands had assem bled to witness tbe exercises, and were un able to obtain access to the building. Hon. T. M. Cooley was President of the Day. Mr. Hume, iu an eloquent address, welcomed General Hooker, who responded in a most feeing manner. Cheer after, cheer greeted him from a hundred voices filers who bad served under him. H alimled to the valor of Michigan’s sons, and the pleasure it gave him to meet tbc gallant men who had helped him in the thick of battle. He pleaded ill health, and after thanking them for their kind reception and buttering demonstrations, he resumed bis real. He looks careworn and feeble, and is now inhering from a paralytic stroke which lenders his right arm entirely useless, but irom which he is slowly recovering. Brief speeches were made by Genera’s Casey, Baird, Haggles, and Morrow, each paying high compliments to Michigan troops, ana addresses by Rev. Mr. Hogarth aadMc- Uarty ol Detroit. A letter was read from Governor Crapo, announcing his inability to be present on account of serious Illness. The Amount realized for the Monument Fuiid, which now reaches $50,000, was about S9OO, of which $275 was contributed by the University. After Inc .exercises, the guests were es corted to the libnwy rooms of the Univer -ity, where the citizens bad prepared a boun tiful collation, which was partaken oi In true soldier style. t* The various departments of theumversity were visited, which occupied the afternoon, and at lour o’clock the visitors were escorted ;o the train by the students. The regimental band oi the Fourth lufautry accompanied the General, and furnished most excellent music lor the occasion. ... .... The party left at five o’clock amid the cheers of a large concourse of citizens. FROM ST. PAUL. DO'titxctlve Fire— tow Nearly sixty 1 honMnd Dollar* Wa»mngMm’» rtithday—Adjournment of tbe Edi torial Convention. [Special Despatcn to tbo Chicago Tribnne.l St. Paul, Minn., February 23. The police discovered the wholesale gro cimv store of Weld & Brother on fire at four o’clock this morning. It had evi dently been burning nearly all night, as on breaking in the doors the whole building was on fire- Nothing was saved whatever. Weid & Br« ther had $5o.000; insurance, as follows: Underwrites, $9 000; Jstna, $i0.000; Phmnlx, $5,000; City Fire, $3.0C0; Hanford, $9,000 International, $5,000; Home, New York, $4 000; St. Paul Firo and Marine. $5,000; : American, $5,000. The building was NUMBER 259. owned by A. W. Hall, and Insured for two thousand dollars in the Manhattan, and two thousand In the Com Exchange. This Is the heaviest Sre we have had for eight months. The Legislature is not in session to-day, as Washington’s Birthday is a legal holiday in this Slate. Representative Dmmcll delivered an ad dress in the House, appropriate to the day, this afternoon. D. Sinclair, of the Winona RepuNican. was elected President of the Editorial Associa tion for the ensuing year; W. B. Mitchell, or the St. Clond Journal, Secretary; and J. F. Williams, of the Pioneer, Corresponding Secretary. Governor Marshall. Osslan E. Dodge, and Mayor Prince entertained the entire Conven tion at their residences last evening. Most of the members have retained home. CANADA* Tlie Details of the New Confederation Scheme—Fenlanlsm not yet Dead—A Bald Bxpeeted Next Summer. (Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Tmowro, C. W., February a. Despatches received by Cable last night give details of the Confederation scheme Several charges have been made In the pro gramme adopted at the Quebec Conference. The name of the Confederacy will bo Cana da. Upper Canada will be called the Prov ince of Ontario, and Lower Canada the Province of Qnebec. In the grants to the loca governments New Brunswick Is to receive constantly increasing enbsidv, till the amount reaches $320,000, when it is to stop. In addition to this per manent ftind, annual grants will be made as follows: To Upoer Canada, SBO,OOO ; to Lower Canada. $70,000 to Novla bcotla, $60.000; to NewDrunswlck $50,000. The Upper Canadians do not like ibis fcatnre, for the reason that it gives only CO cents per head to them, while New Bruus wick receive one dollar and ten cents per head. The second change is the temporary allotment of four extra scats in the Upper House to New Brunswick.and Nova Scotia, until such time as Prince Ed ward’s Island joins the Confederacy. The Crown will have power to appoint new Leg islative Councillors in ease of a dead lock in Parliament. The fisheries and penitentia ries will be under the control of the General Government. Privileges granted to sep arate schools in Upper Canada shall also be conceded to these in Lower Canada, and all .measures relating to ;hL subject shall be subject to an appeal to the Governor In council. The Upper Hou-e will, for the present, be constructed as follows: the population being an estimate jof the probable number on January Ist, 1567 : pop ulation of Upper Canada, l,S02,0.»o; members, 24; Lower Canada, 1,288,880; members, 24 ; Nova Scotia and New Bruns wick, 503,884 ; members, 24. The Lower House will be called the House of Com mons, and until 1871,' will stand as follows : Upper Canada, R 1; Lower Canada, 55 ; Nova Scotia, 19; New Brunswick, 15; whole house, 181. The number of repre sentatives will bo changed every ten years, In accordance with the census. Fenianlsm la being carefully noted by the authorities here. A raid is expected early next summer, for which the people are well prepared. It s&id that a small standing army is to be raised by the new Confederacy. FROM INDIANAPOLIS. Conclusion of tlie Stretcher Trial—The Prisoner Convicted of Rlanslanchtcr— A motion to be made for a New Trial —The Wrong man, &c. (Spcoal Derpatch lo the Chicago Tribune ! Indianapolis, February 22. The jury In the Stretcher murder trial, af* ter being out all night, returned a verdict Into the court at ten o’clock this forenoon. The finding was that the prisoner was guilty of manslaughter, and that be be imprisoned in the State Prison fo<* the teim of two years. The court room was densely crowded, and the result caused much dissatisfaction, the general opinion being that the punishment is too light. The prisoner’s counsel asked leave lor time to file a motion for a new trial on account of the misconduct of the Jury, and stated Ahat they should base such motion on affidavits showing that two of the jurymen had before the txii\ expressed an that the prisoner was guilty and ought to be hanged. Counter affidavits disproving the charge will be filed on behalf of the dtatc. General J. Mansfield,of the Indiana Legion, has been appointed by Governor Baker an agent on behalf of the Stale to proceed to the State of Mississippi to procure the re lease of Daniel citizen of Indiana, Mississippi authorities ona reanUitS,^- the the Governor of that Slate, on a cuarg£ A sl larceny. The wroug man was taken, an* other Daniel being the guilty party. A national salnte was fired at the Capitol, this noon, In honor of Washington, and the General Assembly adjourned until Monday next. The various public buildiogs.and a largo number of private oues are gaily dressed in dags. The iLdianapolis Turner Association gave their annual enlerlalnmentat tbeOpera Hall to-night. The society has been In ex* istence for eight years, the object of the en tertainment is to procure funds to furnish their new hull. Ileavr Fallare at .Uatanzas. New Orleans, February 22.—A letter from Mataczas reports the laUure of Cosmu de la Toircto, a wealthy planter and merchant. Liabilities, $7,000,000. trWAIT BUOTUEUb Advertlatng Aa’ia 126 receive advertieeraencs lor all the lending papers throughout the Untied Mate* and Cannon*. Ulanks 'JO CLAIM AGENTS. IVo arc prepared to famish Blanks for collecting the 66 per month EXTRA PAY FOR SERVANTS, One Officers, under act of Jane 20, ISU4, ncratly allowed. Also, nil other Ulaoka required by Claim Agents. Address TRIBUNE CO . Chicago. Etc Seating Reason. TT7EBT SIDS ? EIO.. LAST BRAND MASQUERADE OF THE SEASON, TO-NIGHT! GREATEST ARRAY OF SKATERS IN COSTUME YET WITNESSED. Building Brilliantly Illuminated. Ice inSplendidCon«lition,Dry& Smooth. MUSIC! MUSIC! FANCY SKATING! Seats to accommodate all. Thosn wishing to skate can do so. Doors open at *. Baidolph-st. cars pas* the Rink every Are minutes. ADMISSION, OO CENTS. sixth Extra Night to Ticket Holders. ■^7 ABASH-ARINK. BPI.ENDID ICS. Band at tlie Carnival this Evening. 33rtcfe. jy£AGAZIHE BRICE WORK'S, Comer FI allied and Twenty-sccond-su. Office, So. 3 OUi Block. A. J. KSISELT, Proprietor. Kcto Booits. Y^niTTIEK’S NEW POEM. TDK WESTERS NEWS COJIPAJiV, (a.c ccuon to J, R. Walsh de C 0.,) corner of Dearborn and 31adiM>n«sta., baa received “THE TENT OS TUB BEACH,” The Sew Poem by J. G. Wblttler. Price, la cloib, 81.30. hittier’s new pokm, " “TEH TENT ON TBS BEACH," Uniform with “ Snow Bound.” Price |UO. jast re ceived at COBB, PRITCHARD Sc Cl).*S. JHasontc Notices. MASONIC. —A Special Convocation ol Washington Chapter No. -C, U. A- M., will be hew at tnelr hall. So. S 3 West Randolph-*!.. Ibla (SATURDAY) evening, Feb. IS, at *X o'clock. Work oo Mark Dejree. By enter ofM. K.H. P. JOHN WniILKY. Secretary. Ivcmmials. E. ASHLEY MEAItS HAS REMOVED -TO KTo. 108 X.- « jFrce Hund). Q. RAND FREE LUNCH TO-NICHT, -AT 197 Soutn darli-st. TSeto yutltoattons. rp Jt E , ATLANTIC MONTHLY Tor SABOS Contains! Ibe Qaard'm ABg?I. Psrt S. By O.W. Hctae*. CoionKtk» . b> toLT.W.Hlyglnsoa. Gl&cul Pi« omm*»n inter. By Prof. An viz. tbe reilvaMoa «rM»a team th* Cblaico. By Jams* Pirton. TheTraeProWem. PollUcaJ. By Carl SeMirz. Airt Po<m« Ly O. W; Homif. Harriet Prcrot; «pof. teld, Bonn SJtetctes aad btorte* by flea ryVanee, Jr., W.D. HowelU, Jue 0, Austin t «mt c hj. Our Young Folks For BASCH Contains: Darios Greco, and Ms Flytaz UtcMne. By J. T. Trowbridge. What Pony did with her Winters. Byßirrletßeech er Stowe. Bound-tbc-WoridJoe. parts. OcodOldTtesee. Parts. ByEßJahKellojrg. Borx—Night Wind*. Beaidea other attractive Stories, all copiously litas* trattd. %r For sale by an Newsdealers. TICKKOR & FIELDS, Publishers, Railroalus. jyjICHIGAN SOUTHERN RAILROAD. SPECIAL NOTICE. On and after STTNDAT NEXT. 3Uh. early iljrntag ExpressTralcleaviLßaiLO, and alto Mall and Ex* press Train arming m Chicago at 635 p. bu will be dlacontisstd. THREE EXPRESS TRAINS will leave New Depot, center Van Boren and Sherman-sts., as follows: Day Express at 7:00 a. in., Tia Old Boad ana Air Line* scw York Lightning Express at 8:15 p. m.y rla Air Line* Sight Ixpress at 10:00 p. m., rla Old Bead* DETROIT TRAINS at 7:00 a. m. and 10:00 p. m. Trains trill arrive at &Coa.m.,l3Jop.m.and XtOO p. m. «y Praetcbfr that the 3:13 p.ni. LIGHTNING ENPBESS TRAIN (rlccpttg Can through to Were* land wl'hoot change) umet In New York at 7:00 a.m. on matting of second day, FIVE HOURS IN ADVANCE OF MICHIGAN CENTRAL K. R. For tickets and UUcmatlon apply l: General Office, 3GCUuk-«t. oamtei. r. iiorcn. General Western Paj leader Agent. Cblcaco, Feb. 2 L 1967. gnrgical Instruments. rj'O PHYSICIANS. Surgical Instruments Of Geo* Tinmans & Co.’s manufac ture ; also. Saddle Bags, Trusses, Slaatie Bote, Crutches* magnetic machines, X*coches, Vaccine Virus, Fate Drugs, Chemicals* Bend for Illustrative Catalogue* BOSS & SHARP, DRUGGISTS, i4i LARE^T.cmar.n. proposals. Proposals for cast iron WATER PIPES. Orncs or ms Board or Prsuc Wosss, > „ Chicago; Fea.auh, 1967. ( Sealed proposals will be received by the Board cl PabUcWorka.at their office. No*. 15 and 17 Wc-ls *l., cam 11 a. x=. WedatsOAv, rebroary J7tn, fjrthe delivery at the d«k of ire hoard. In said city. of one UicQkand 0.000) totscCcwl Iron Watt r Pipe, of A, ft aid S Inches Internal diameter, accarulnz toipeclfica* tit os on file at said « The pipes wl.l be subjected to s teat pruiure of 230 ponocs per M)oare Inch, must be uniform ininiccnw*, dinalty and tutma and cCaeo*.d quality of cast iron, so as to cat and drill well. Delivery to commence at the opening ot spring navlrattua, and be completed by July ISth. The pipes will be twelve (13) tee? long, and weigh ro fpectmly. (or 4. G and 8-lncb pipes, 390,410 and GOO peuncs each. A snltaiiie number of branches, caps, sleeves, tapers, ac-wllbereqqtreufQrealdpipes. «Ida ihooll alatd the mice lor straight pipes, and also for the sptclal catlings. _ musfbe addressed to the Board of Public Woru, endorsed "PropOiai for Cast Iron Water Pipes.'’ The Foard reserve tne rirbt to reject any bid nut ir. sccotdasce with the coudltl-msol tula advertisement, or lo reject all bids, and no proposal will be accented unless tne party otlerlnz It shall give evidence sstUCse ten* lo the Board that he has the necessary skill, ex- e fierce, energy acd ability fur doing the work, L* astworthy, and baa sufficient pecunutry resource, j.g.gjSdele, FCKD. LCTZT O. J. HOSE, fit Board of Ihbllc Workt. TMPORTANT TO LUMBERMEN. A. An immerse saving of labor, and a much o-tter quality of lanr.er produced, by tbe aae ot UAYES A NEWUAN’b PATENT DOUDLEr*AR4LL£I.EDUEU. Edge* a.l widths, from 3jjto3B in'-he*. and perfectly adapted to masuut strips. Illustrated Circular* and Pnce List sent tree on appi'Catlon. Address UAYES A NEWMAN. Unadilla. Otsego Co. N. Y. jfor Sail. jpOR SALE—JIT HOUSE, 207 West Wosliiogton-st., Containing 10 Booms, thoroughly built, G;j, Water and Sover in the House. Possession given at once. If desired. Will sell cither wither without ftmltorv. Tern.* cash. Apply to GEO. M. SUTTON, "pOh SALK— -50 Tons Scotch Pig. E. ASdLET HEARS. JIMBER FOR SALE—3IO,OOO icet of HEWED TDIBEH For tale, irom U feet to 30 feet lone and from 10 Inches to?6lEchf#‘quare.lnloUU>saii nurchuen. Thetim her Is laid near be»inieentha£.d Grove au, Inquire of PETER WOOD. 242 SJUth Waier-at. JfOR a ALE— -100 Tons moulding Sand. E. ASHLEY MEiKS, T7OR BALE— X I.CCO brU choice varieties APPLES. Choice DAIRY BUTTER, tn croc** and tub*. 300 gallons FKEMI tO.MATOES, oerzn*tlcallj"wal ed. A very chrtc* article, pal up la X and 3-gallon cam. for lilt at 70 cents otr gallon. E. WHYTE * CO., 141 South Water-st. gy Older* solicited. ■p'ORSALE— The stock and good will of a well eslab* lisbed Hoot ond »boe (lonse in New Vara Cliy. Apply to or adortis ROBERT GASTEN, 23 Mar ray-sL, New York, GREAT BARGAIN—One ol the mod valuable WATER POWER PRIVILEGES In the West, situate within forty miles ol this city, and suitable tor any kind of mannu..ttmng worn*. is of fered for sale, for cash, by immediate application. at A j>er emt ot Its actual value. Good stone dam. sev eral acres ot land, upon which are good stone in abun dance. for tepalrs or Improvements. Apply at 43 Excbacge-placr, between the hours of 10 a. m. and l p. m„ or horn 3 to 4 p.m. ■pOR BALE— Shingle, Stave and Barrel Machinery, Comprldn* shingle mlo*. b,a<Lng mills, .hlngie and heading Jointers, stave Jointers, slave carter?, Deadtng n. oncer* ana tuners. eaualmng and cur-ud saws, Ac. AU new. of oar own manatsetare, and warranted. FULLER A FORD, 282 and 28-4 Maoisoa-st. T> ARE CHANCE FOR MERCHANT?. Ai FOK SALE; A CAREFULLY SELECTED STOCK OF Dry Goods, Groceries, InTOlctnr atom ULOtfl; al purchased within a yea: fast, and lease on store. Store located tnatanrlai town a Bbcri distance from Chicago. Satisfactory rea sons tiven fbr seLlns. For particulars inquire oi £. V. KOtJBIUS, Commission Merchant. S 2 LaSalle-et~ Chicago. Business (Saris. Dm. eichakbsox, • «A2frr*ertnt*n or Telegraph, Eound & Parlor Matches H. W. DURANT. Agent, o met, 41 Ulver-n. \ E. KENT & CO., * COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 7 O Brond-St, New York, AND Q S. HUTCHINS & CO., Commission Merchants y CHICAGO. Agents fbrT. Klnz*tord A Sans* Oswego Starch. TTfJL WISDOM & SOM, * MANUFACTURERS OF BASH, DOORS, BLINDS, Mouldings, Scroll Sawing,Turning, Ac, 07 North t raaltUn-it, corner of Ohio. Chicago. (Eijinatoare. HAVILANT), CHURCHMAN & EN (iI.AINU, Old Stand. 47 New York FRENCH CHINA* We are receiving from oar tactory In Franco richly decorated dinner, tea and toilet sets, vases, and a toll supply of wnlte China. jFcrti. QKOUND OIL Is the Cheapest Feed in the Market Fcr tiocl of ill Unds. Orcer» oroitDtyaUecLiCMh, kihouwwiu. BLATcnjonn & co. 9 No.7esor.ac~t»icD-«t. «rmisisnm£nts l Q RANGES AND LEHONS. 1,000 boxes Oranges and Lemons, aniTtta, mo (or sale or EiaENDRATn * C o.. llTacretli Waterit. jFinanrial. ; JgQ ACRES OF LAND FOR 890 TO $95. WB ABB SELLING COLLEGE SCRIP At|9o td S3S for BACH 160 ACTJES, tecortlz* t* tb* •irocDt rstcbueo. TM» Scrip.caa be undo* tar GOVERNMENT LAND WORTH *!.» per acre, 160 Acres Scrip Locates as much Load os ?200 la Greenbacks Kill. tr We also deal largely In LASI> WARRANTS. Seri p and Warrants deliver*! ftve of exp mi chares. MINT, PHESTON & KEAN, bankers, and dealbss in Government Securities, 4.7 CXiARK-ST. 550,000 T 0 Lo ** On First-class Real Estate. ***** 'V’OTICE.—An instalment ol fittv cents X\ upon a share of stock la the Northwestern Plan* bo*d to., is called lor, to be paid IntotaeTreaws cptae»ia ol March text, at hia once. No. 33 bond _ By order of theDlrectcr*. Chicago. Feb. 13. XS67. 1L LULL, Sec*y. BOSTON. IJartUErsfjips. ■ptISSOLUTION OP COPARTNBB- J_y SHIP.—The copartnership beretotore ex*stlac m>- fl-r the came of LINDEN ± SAWT S 3, U this day cue solved by mutual coaseat. AQ debts due and oataa by tL« late firm wul be settled by C. Linden, C. LINDEN. _ >.J.SAWTR» Chicago. February IS. 1567. TMSSOLUTiON OP COPA.HTNER \..J SHIP.—The coaartaenhlpberetolbre ezuttocaa* Qer the same »td ityle of B.U. TBED&CO- U »»■«■ Q»J Oli irlvtdby mtuaal run*«x.t. AUdtbU daetoaad owtse bribe Ule am will bo tetUed dj H. G. Teed. B. O. TERO, C. Chicago, Fehrnary 18.1£g>. "V'OTICE OF C OPART2TE HSHIP. it It e mdenlgned bare this day Armed a conart ceuhlo under tbe name and style of LINDEN. SEWALL dr TEED. Fcr tLe purpose of domr a General Commission and Forwarclncbnslneat. atNo.33 Mercantile Rnn.iw. oppc«lie Chamber of Commerce, ChJ>*awo- C. UN DEV, _ w _ BEN. a SEWALU Febf nary «. 1867. H. O. TEED. Literal cat a advance* made cn cooaiumeota. LINDEN. SEWAT.I. & TEED- "VOTICB OF COPARTNEUaHIP. jLi The nedersisned have this dav Armada copazt utrahip under the name and stylo of PETTITT, SMITH & CO., For the DaipoeecrcolccaFloor and General Ccm n u«on bnMceas, at the ole stand cf rUTtSTS & tMll n, No. s-l Sonth WaUMU near SUt* RObT. W. PtTTITT, GttaEMß l. suira. cajui. Q. WICKER. Ctil'-asro, Feo. It. 1567. P“ Liberal cstti Advances made on crnilrnment*. PBIUXT, S3*XIH * CO. ■TJIS&OL.DTIOX OP COPAKTNEK -I—/ SHIP.—The copartnership hereto lore i.Lcer the name and Orm \>t m W D. HAEEIS & CO., Is ttlsdayrtlHolrtd to? mntnal consent. AH debts Vr^v- 0w ‘ n =& f the laie ttrm will oa settled br « K “ !ton »» “ “»>.“» »-■“ Wil. D. HAUHI3. A. U. UDSJIT^ Chicago. Ftb. M, 1367. CCAonti ant ffloal. IHUACITE COAL AT SUMMER PRICES I b*ve » few hncJrfd f»n* ot b«t LACKAWANA sr.a PllTblON COAL more than will supply oar coa* turners, which we oCit, ue ivertd in aov oart of the tii.v, *t itc loilowlng prices: (tnnsc. Einr and largo sizes* 812.50 per Tea* Lbesiuoi 11.50 “ MIXING AND SUPPLY CO -54 and stt Kandolph-su *VV 00-0 AND COAL—Wood and coaL ?l lam now cicalas oat one Uttatand tons fins quality b'tar lliu CcaL la qualities to »uu par ihA*ers,at greaty reduced tates. Will sell coal at per ion: beech at »1D.OO; maple at *12.00. Xo. 1b Ul\er-»u, Kuthalde of RuA-u.- bridge* KtalngTaylcrAWilci.fi store. WM. CKAWFOHD. Jctocftbolfcetsa’ fHecting. NOTICE. Chicago Firman’s Insurance Co. Tbc annual meeting of the stsckholders of tho Chi cago Fliet&cn** Insurance Company will be held at the office of said Company, on TUESDAY, the 3th day of/ March, Ise7. from 2 to 4 o'clock p. m- lor the election of nine Directors for the ensuing year. fYFFICE MERCUAX' 1 " SAVINGS, yj LOAN AND TLiUbT Mv_aM.rtt.lllß. -v — ~ - . _ .. -i -i i»*af the Met* enacts Saving*. L<>aa *nJ irustCompaay.&ruie Hon of TnuW*. will be be’dat the office of said Com pany, in Chicago, on MONDAY. Marco 4th, bet wen the boom of tOa.m. and 12 m. L. J.GAGg.' , -w*Mer. fijarhtoaw, globes, &t. iq AUDWARih & UUTLEitY. HURD, PHESCOTT&Co 175 Lake-St. The attention of close buyers ts invited to got com- Jiete «toc« or coopers’.machinists* »rd cab. KNTEBV TOOLS, AMERICAN TABLE CUTLAKT and BUII.DERa* nAHD W ARK, direct Cob. the Usi mannfitetnrvra. We offer, also, a complete aasortzsoa of WOSTENHCLM’S POCKET CUILERY, SPEAR ft JACKSON'S SAWS, JOSEPH RODGERS A SOH? SCISSORS and RAZORS. STUBBS A BOTHERT’* PILES, also SKATES and Straps of every descnptfcuu We also keep constantly on band foil combers at SCHOENBERGEB’S JUNIATA NAILS. w C. B. Heap. Spy, finootr. a. Bststsaifc agricultural l-ntplemnits. MANUFACTURERS OF W Sulky Cultivators, Sulky Hay Bakes, Curnsluk Cutters, Field Boilers, Harrowe, Scrapers, Wheelbarrows, Asa other Agricultural Implements. A large assortment constantly on bond. Liberal dis count* and inducements cflertu to Dealers. SEND FOB PARTICULARS. Nob. 56, 58 60 & 62 North Jeiferaon-st., CHICAGO, ILL. Humtrr. JTJMBER! LUMBER! 75.000 ft. WhJtewood EoffS. 50.000 ft. Basswood ** 25,OOOft.Ash “ 10.000 ft. Elm These logs are lying la a mill-yard beside the trade ot the Michigan b.nthcrn Railroad, at Rolling * rattle Station. sUty-sli miles Horn Chicago, and can be iawcd to cider. and wlllte sold low. COOMBS & CO., Rolling Prairie, Indiana. aSHantefl. ANTED— Three or four good Salesmen To travel- References reqoued. Address cr apply to W. D- TURNER A OL. "Yy A.NTED—ivreiy'Oce to call and ex- Wickham’s Burglar Alarm. State, county and city rights tor sale. Terms to nit all. Also, stcttle Alarms for sale. Can be seen Ira operatic n at cor otLce, 133 Dcaibort«»L, Boom 14» np naira. Chicago. 111. PATENT OFFlCES.—lnterners tvho with to tutf out Letters PaUnl are sdrtsedto coouel viUs UITSS ACO., Editors ot the Scles&Ss An erlcar. wto have prosecuted claims oeftsre Use PateDtOtDceforntarlynrasryjfafs. lluir Americas and fc'uroteat Patent AeencjfU Use mostextecslrels Use world. Cbarces less tbsa soy olccr rellalil* ecctainlrs 101 l IxutnicUc&fl to UtTttW or», isseatgnQs. Addrers /SARD'S PATENT * x bbice nmcmftE. Cffic« and oannaetcry 33 bantu JtfiuacL-C. intormaCca uo dtsertpUTß circular addzen (General Notices. J7MERT OIL STONES. Something New. Oil Stores. Razor Boons Bacry Wheels, Carrier*' Stones. Machinist*’ Eottaimse Mon«, etc- at l«w P’-lces, siauilactnred b> the KMEEX OIL 144 Fultcn-aC, Chicago. Slade 01 any dtalxed grads of grit, and la forma to salt any shaped tool. FAIRBANKS. GKEENLEAF A CO, General Agents. 230 aad 33S Lahe-st. ATOTICE. Chicago a axtox UAnmoim Coin*ant. I ScrmsTEbszsi's Orrics, ChicJso.Fea.it, I*l. > On account of th» Io» cf »a Important brds®» **» thu Hue, oj freshet, no ttronsti trains "»IU IWe CM* csgo for SprlngSeld till fnrttor cctlce. The Wilmington Acconiitf*Utlon Train trlU nm o* its regular time. 33a per hangings* jiakcotte & co. L, Furniture and Decoration. •Laryesl ud cbolmt as'orcaat ot French Imported Paper Hauijia^s, 01 all Baa. TFarenwt.3. 3 anxJ 7 SS*ToS* Cixr. Literal lam* to caetraela. patents. MONK A CO., 37 Part-row, New York. 33 Boath Jeaersoa-st- cbiear*. BOBT HALS. Gea’lSo9*U