Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune, February 26, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune dated February 26, 1867 Page 1
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FROM EUtUIPB. Latest News by Ocean Teletfrauh. The Government Ke.forra Measure Before (lie English Parliament, Spceclics For and Against from Disraeli and John Bright. Union of all tbf Non-German Members of the Aus- • trlan Dlci. mom wmwton. Speculations as to the tale ot the Bcconslruction Bill. Outlines of Senator Sherman's Bill for the Consolidation of the National Debt. The Radical Candidate Elected for Mayor in C core clown, D. C. CONGRESS. Senate—Passage of the Bill to Provide a Government for the * Territory of Montana. Bousc-Eivcr and Darbor Appro' priation Bill Passed. Waif a Million Dollars Appropri ated for the Improvement of Des Moines Rapids. Passage of the Tax Bill with Numerous Amendments. Synopsis of the Report of the Committee on Internal Reve nue Frenis. FROM SPRIMLO. Yesterday's Legislative Pro ceedings. Senate-Passage of the Bill for the Equalization of Taxes. House Action Locating the Indus trial College at Champaign, Concurred In. House—Final Passage of the Canal and Internal Im provement Bill. The State Douse Bill, with a Re strictive Proviso, Approved by the Governor. Flioa EUROPE. BY OCSAN TELBWKIPII. IN THE ENGLISH PARLIAMENT. London, February *2o—Midnighl In accordance with the programme an nounced by Government on the 11th instant, resolutions on Reform were introduced in the House of Commons this evening. Mr. Dis raeli opened the debate, and on the part of the Government proposed four new fran chises and the change of some borough seats. Mr. Bright followed, and made a strong speech in opposition to scheme of the Derby Administration. shooting or toe tycoon of j\r.vx. A despatch from Tientsin, China, reports the Tycoon of Japan shot. GERMANY Berlin, February 23. Despatches received state that all the non- German members of the Austrian Diet have united. SPAIN, Madrid, February 25. The Spanish Government will immediately lorm a Board of Public Works for Cuba. STEAMER WRECKED. Liverpool, February 25—Noon. The steamer Acadian, from Liverpool for Savannah, was lost on the rocks off the coast of Ireland yesterday. No particulars. STEAMER ARRIVAL. QrEEXStowN, February 25. The steamer Africa, from Boston, arrived on Saturday afternoon. Latest Foreign Market*. FINANCIAL. London, February 25. Consols, 91; Erie, S7»£; Illinois Central, Five-Twcctlcs, 7S»£. London, Fcbmarv S3— Evening. Console. 91 for money; Five-Twenties, 73i£: Illinois Central, 77H; Erie, 37 f*. Frankfort, February 25—Evening. United Slates bonds closed at 77. Paris, February S3—Evening. American bonds sold to-day at SiM- comcsncuL. lavEnpooL, February 25. Cotton opens qnlcl and steady, bat unchanged, atl3-*d. TiiTSßrooL, February 23—Evenin'*. Cotton doll, and closed with a declining ten dency. Middlin'; uplands quoted at 1U&-— s de cline of *sd. Sales reached 8,000 bales. Breadstuff dull. California wheal. l?s 3d. Provisions nnchanced. American tallow. 43s Cd; American lard. S6e Cd. Spirits of turpentine, 37s Cd. Petroleum un charged- bx sxiiATitija, Further Detail* Concerning the Late Fenian. I*lut-Dcrby , » Plan of Reform Submitted to tile Uoiweof Commons. Nnr York, February 25.—Our files by the steamer Deutschland show, by official Far* liamentary statements. and police and mill* I tnry reports, that the Fenian movement egainst Chester Castle was a very serious and alarming affair, undertaken after due 'deliberation, and carried to the verge of completion with rapidity and skill. An officer, serving In tbc Fenian ranks, betrayed the secret to the authorities and saved, in all probability, great trouble In England. The Chic! of Folic® In Chester states that ai Fenian Military Directory, consisting of fifty men, mainly from New York, bold reg ular sittings In tb« chief towns of tbc 13 nlted Kingdom. In the House of Commons, on the lltb in fant, immediately alter the conclusion of the great Reform meeting in Agricultural Hall London, Mr. Disraeli submitted the Derby Reform plan to a very impatient as semblage ot members. He said the Cabinet d’slikca the treatment of the subject as a party one, and would consequently pro cecd by resolution. On the tiolh of February be would lake tbc opinion of the House on a series of resolutions which ■would affirm what should be tbc character of the now bill. The extension of the franchise must be In accordance with the English Con stitution and avoid tbc preponderance of any class. It would be proposed that rating ebould be tbc basis for voting, and a measure would be introduced to remedy inequalities in ratine. No borough would be disfran chised. A boundary commission would be issued, with a view of eliminating the urban element from tbe constituencies in counties. Mr. Disraeli concluded by movingtbat onibo ilsth of February the House should go. into committee to *coaslder tbc Reform Dill of 3KB. 'Ns FBO3nVASUISOTOS, [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Wasuikotos, Fobrnary 33. •the bock iblaxd and desmoixes rapids. The Senate spent most ol the afternoon in debate relative to the Improvement of the Bock Island and DesMolnes Rapids, and finally agreed upon an appropriation of $200,000 for the Rock Island Rapids, and $500,000 for the DesMolnes Rapids. The former is the sum in the House bill; the lat ter is but half the amount In the House hill. Another amendment provides for contlnv' g the surrey of the Hlmoia River by me’ poncial snrvcy from LaSalle to Chlcigo, as recommended by General Wllsoti six troo-a Hgo. In accordance with the of Congressman Cook. the fate or the iiF.coNsrnucnoN iull, at Ibc hands of the President, a n >t »ct cer tain. The prcralcnl opinion Is that a r*-lo will be rent In to-morrow, oroniho follow* Irt day at farthest. Genera: Oran d'»e» not hesllatc to pay, very frankly anil coin 'dty, that It would bo odvlsnblc (or tho Pr-indent lo (live it his Bljjnntnrc. At nn lutorrlow with Secretary McCulloch. IM* morning ho asked the Secretary what tho I’roddeot would do with H—would ho sign u? Tho Sect clary evasively answered l«o M iml The President had not mild what course ho would pursue. Tho Ocnoral ro* marked, with much earnestness, “ I Impo ho W ,U ,jgn H; 1 think U would be uuii tor Itlm to do i»o.” Tlio Hroretnry again Mid bo couldn't toll wlmt Ibc President’* purpono wa«, oddlnxr* 44 Ho tnht'ft limn Vo look into the whole question before acting." General Grant thereupon responded, “ Do you think be U open to con. vlcllon ; would my opinion have any weight with him? 1 don't want to here him If bo has readied hi* decision, but 1 very much hope be will sign the .bill.” Some further converaallou was had, showing General Grant’s strong desire for harmonious action between the President and Congress. Whether he look occasion to see tho Presi dent on the subject Is not known. TUB CASE OP MINISTER UARVEV. The Secretary ofState has sent to the Sen ate the correspondence between his Depart ment and Minister Harvey relative to the salary of the latter. It covers Mr. Seward’s notification of the action of Congress at the last session, hut docs not give Mr. Harvey’s reply. It appeals that Harvey was given leave of absence lost summer for three months to visit Germany for his health, the duties of the office being performed by an attache of the Legation. On his return, Mr. Harvey drew on the Stale Department for the salary of his substitute. The draft came here and payment was refused, in accordance with the action of Congress, declaring that no money whatever should he paid Harvey. The draft was protested and returned to the Minister, who wrote a letter complaining of the Treasury officers, saying that the draft showed on its face that the money was not for himself, and be thought payment had been wrongly re* fbScd. The Secretary Bays finally that no money has been paid to Mr. Harvey since tbe act uf last session, and both houses of Con gress, to-day. In adopting a conference re port on the Diplomatic Bill, declared that nothing shall be paid him dbectly or in directly, till leave is given by Congress, INTERNAL REVENUE. The receipts of Internal Revenue to-day wore over half a million. A COKUECTION. A paragraph in Saturday’s despatches to the effect that the President had appointed Charles S. Hotchkiss Postmaster at Chicago, is a mistake of the telegraph. He has been nominated for Pension Agent. No nomina tion for Postmaster has yet been made. TUB NEW FOUTIFICATIOK BILL was under consideration in the House this evening. A motion to strike out the enact ing clause, for the purpose of killing the bill as the former measure was killed, failed— yeas 57, nays (19. The House adjourned early, without finishing the bill. A men TIME ANTICIPATED. It is generally anticipated there will be a rich time in the House to-morrow morning, when Mr. Wentworth makes his report on his investigation in the courtship between the President and various moderate Rcpub- Ucaus. TOE TARIFF BILL IK THE HOUSE. The effort made in the House this morn ing to throw the Tariff Bill into a Confer ence Committee at once, without debate or consideration In Committee of the Whole, failed only by three voles. The project for taking the Senate bill as it stands, and trusting to the next Congress for such changes as the extreme protectionists desire, will probably not be pushed to a vote. The Chairman ol the Ways and Meals Committeegave notice this even ing that he would call up the bill, to mor row morning, and ask a continuous session till finished; but it Is very doubtful if the House will agree to such a proposition. Prospects for passing tlicbill are very faint. THE TAX BILL. The House to-day concluded action on tbc Tax Bill. Tbc tax on distillers remains at SIOO, asunder the present law. Tbc propo sition that gas companies shall not after the Ist of April, 1607, add the tax to their bills, was carried through by 100 to 00. The proposition to' exempt cotton from tax after the firtt of September, 3807, was rejected by 00 to 05, and tbc tax remains as by existing Laws. The tax on incomes was fixed at five per cent on all over one thousand dollars, w Lich is exempted. Cigars of all kinds arc taxed five dollars per thousand. Various amendments made to the bill in the House will make an aggregate of reduction ie taxa tion considerable less than was proposed by the Ways and Means Committee. IN TUB REGULAR ARMY. The President has signed Hie bill which puts the Judge Advocate General and his iisbislaijta in the Regular Army, with full ranks. The Bureau, therefore, now con sists of Brigadier General Holt, Colonels William McKee, Dunn, and ten Majors. GEORGETOWN ELECTION. At the Georgetown election to day the candidate for the Mayoralty who received the negro vote was elected "by a handsome majority, much to the disgust of the old pro-slavery element. The result on Com mon Council is not yet known. Washington, February 25.—The election was held to-day in Georgetown Tor Mayor and Common Council. The registry shows UTI negroes and 1,350 whites. At nine o'clock ti.c polls opened, aud the rush of voters, without distinction of color, com mcnccd. The votes of several colored men were rejected because they could not be identitied, and & few on the ground of minority. This action of the judges delayed the colored vote .'Omewhat, rcquiriti r them to make oath as to identity and age. Great exertion was made by each party to bring voters to the polls. During the entire day there was less of drunkenness and disorder than usual upon thesreeta. Chas. D. Welch, Radical, was elected by a majority of ninety-sis votes over llenry Ad* dison, the prescut Mayor, who was the Con servative white man’s candidate. Tbe larger number of Councilmcn on Addison’s ticket arc elected. FINANCIAL. Washington, February 25.—The propo sition to redeem compound interest notes by the issue of greenbacks will not be compro* mised in Committee of- Conference. The re demption of the compound Interest notes with greenbacks will nevertheless he op posed In the Senate on the ground that the Treasury Department will be abundantly able to pay for compound interest notes when due without a resort to fresh issue of green backs. Mr. McCulloch fully agrees with the House bill which gives power to Issue no more greenbacks tbau he may deem necessary instead of the $100,000,000 as provided for by the last bill. Wash ixoTON.Fcbrurry 25.—The bill Intro duced by Mr- Sherman to-day authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to issue bonds with Interest at not more than six per cent, nay. able in coin, tbe proceeds of which shall be applied exclusively to the payment or pur chase of the existing indebtedness, these bonds to be known as tbe consolidated debt oftbc United States, the bonds to be sub ject loan annual tax of one per ccut on. the amount in lien of all other taxation, the amount received for lax to be paid into the Silking Fund for the redemption of the debt The Chief Justice and Secretary of tbe Treasury shall be tbe Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, and prescribe rules for the management and disposition of tbe funds. The issue of five hundred millions In bonds at five per cent Interest, principal and interest pavablc In Europe, is authorized in the bill, wllicb will not be brought up at this session. Cl'BA A>p TXia AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE. The Government is satisfied, from Com* Blander Cooper’s cruise around tire Island of Cuba, and tbe result of bis inquiries, that no landing ol negroes has taken place, or expe ditions been filled out for upwards of a year, the lmi>ortation of Coolies barley in a great measure done away with tbe African stave trade. ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL. Tbe President has recommended Colonel Hubert O. Tyler, ot Connecticut, as Assistant Quartermaster-General, with tbe rank of Lieutci nnt Colonel. GOVERNOR -ANDREW. Tbe IforM 1 * special says; “Tbe arrival of Governor Andrew in Washington revives tbe rumor is to have a scat in the Cabinet.” rUORAVLE OFFICERS OF THE NEXT UOCSB. Tbe >’cw York Tribune's special says: “It i« conceded there will be no opposition In the Republican party to the following named gentlemen as otficera of the next House: Colfax, for Speaker; Mcl’creon, for Clerk; Ordway, for Serceant-at-Arms, and Given, for Postmaster. There is a probability there will be & new man presented lor Good enough’s place as doorkeeper. THE BELGIAN MISSION. The Senate will reject the proposition re ported iiy the Committee on Foreign Affairs, to raise the positioner our Representative to Brussels, lleury S. Sanford, to a full mis sion. BILLS AWAITING APPROVAL. Washington, February 23. —The New York Times' special says: There are good grounds for stating that the President will send in n veto of the Reconstruction Bill on Wednesday next. It is possible that the President will let the Tenure of Ofllcc BUI bectme a law without his signature. The President has submitted the latter bill to the Attorney General, It being claimed that the hill is unconstitutional.” CONFIRMATIONS. The Senate continued John M. Byers, Sur veyor of Customs at Nashville; George C. McLean, do. at Pittsburgh; Shama Rood, do. at Traverse City, Mich.; .John Kirkwood, Receiver of Public Moneys, Little Rock; Eugene Howell. Collector ot Internal Reve nue, Eighth District, Ohio; B. F. Cowles, do. Eleventh District, Ohio; George J. An* derson, do. Ninth District, Ohio; Hampton D. Denman, of Kansas, Indian Superintend ent ol the Northern Superintended;/; Geo. C. Latham, of West Virginia, Cousin at Mel bourne ; Willard Slocum, Assessor of Inter nal Revenue, Tenth District, Ohio; James M-Mclbllng, do-. Fifth District, Ohio; Ed gar Spaulding, Collector of Customs. Port Huron. Mich.; IL K. Dodge, Postmaster, I Columbus, Wls, OUTRAGES ON FREED MEN IN TEXAS. I The Freedmen’s Bureau boa received a C(ji VOL. XX letter from Gm\son County, I'cann, auvnig that tho Government must do something to protect tho neurocs, two having been most brutally murdered within I ho last few days. The rnlllans are continually tnal* tnatlng the blacks. Within « circle of twenty Julies a doxen more have heoa as sassinated. , HKW BVSTfVI Ol’ OM’fllXO, The Secretory ot tho Treasury has adopted anew hydrometer and accompanying man ual, containing correction tables, kc., ana has directed tho use of tho caliper and head rod system of gauging, In order to ensure a correct and uniform system of Inspecting and gauging In the United States. The Sec retory has appointed ft special agent of the Treasury and three experienced inspectors and gaugers—G. W. tiuyse, of Cincinnati; JuslmH. Alos, of Peoria; and Wm.T. Prime, ot Baltimore, who will act under the Instruc tion of the Commissioner in this matter. ThcscgcnUcmenwUllmmedlatelycommcnce the visitation of the several districts assign ed respectively, for the purpose of Instruct ing General Inspectors of Spirits and Inspec tors of Coal Oil, in the use of the instruments prescribed by the Secretary, and everv Col lector is expected to. facilitate their labors. The new hydrometers will at present be fur nished at the expense of the Government only to the General Inspectors who are ac tively engaged in the performance of duties. MILITARY. Brevet Brigadier General SldrtSy Burbank is assigned to duty as Assistant Commission er of fiie Freedmen’s Bureau for Kentucky, to relieve Brevet Brigadier General J. C. Da vis. ordered to resume his proper station, and Brevet Brigadier General Holabad Is assigned Chief Quartermoster, Department of Dako ta, relieving Brevet Colonel Chandler, or dered to report to tbc Commanding General, Division of Missouri, for assignment. COLORED TROOPS FOR SOUTU CAROLINA. Wabiiinotox, February 25.— The Forty fourth United States colored Infantry, under commai'd of Colonel Miles, wLU shortly have here for South Carolina. COSGBESSIONAL PKOCEEDHiGS. Washington, February 25. SENATE. At ten o’clock on Saturday night, Just be foie adjournment, Mr. SHERMAN reported from the Finance Committee the comuound interest faudine bill. The Finance Committee recommend a non concurrence in the House amendment, and report the bill us It passed the Senate In the nature of a substitute. Mr. NYE appeared In his scat for the first lime in the session. , „ Mr. ANTHONY, from the Committee on Printing, made a verbal report, exonerating the Superintendent of Printing from charges ol having discriminated against discharged soldiers and sailors in the employment of workmen. The credentials of Senator Morrill, of Vermont, for six years from the fourth of March, and Mr. NYE, ol Nevada, for the samelime. were filed. . Mr. PATTERSON presented a resolution ofthe Legislature of Tennessee requesting him to resign for having Identified himself with the Democratic party. At a future day he should vindicate himself. With the Rents before him, he should not obey the In structions. Mr. WADE called up the bill for the gov ernment of Montana, and after some amend ments it was passed. It defines the duty of the Legislature, abolishes distinction on ac count of color, defines the duties of Judges ol Probate Courts, increases their salaries, Ac. Among the amendments was one in creasing the salarv of the Judge in Idaho. Mr. KIRKWOOD, from the Committee on Public Lauds, reported a bill to grant aid for the construction of the Wisconsin and Lake Superior Railroad. Ordered printed. The Senate proceeded to the c jnsideration of bills from the Committee on Commerce. The House bill to fix the compensation ol officers of the revenue cutterservice, passet Mr. SHEKMAK introduced a bill to coi Folidatc the national debt in six par cent bonds, payable, principal and interest, in coin, subject to a tax not to exceed one per cent upon the principal. He did not intend, Le said, to call up tbls bill this session, but merely to Introduce it and have it printed. The bill to regulate the disposition of the proceeds of fines, penalties and forfeitures incurred under the laws relative to customs, passed, and goes to the House. Mr. GRIMES introduced a hill to author ise the creation of a Board of Survey of the Navy, which he asked to have printed aad laid upon the table till called for at the nest session. The Cleric of the House announced tnc pas sage of the Indemnity Bill and the omnibus Appropriation Bill, which were referred rc spcctievly to the Judiciary and Finance Com mittees. , _ The River and Harbor Appropriation BUI was considered. The Committee on Commerce recommend ed striking out the following; For improv ing the navigation of the Mississippi River at HfsMoiucs on Lower Rapids, one million *Mr! KIRKWOODJopposeS the striking out and, alter debate, Mr. GRIMES inquired if it would he In order to amend what was pro posed to be stricken out. The CHAIR decided affirmatively, and Mr. GRIMES offered an amendment that any canal which moy be constructed round the Lower Ranids shall forever remain free lo the commerce" and navigation of said river, and that no tolls shall be collected thereon. Mr. KIRKWOOD moved an amendment that the improvement ot the Rapids shall he according to such plans ns a Board of Engl uecrsappoinlcd by the Secrctaay ofWarshall approve. Adopted. Mr. EDMUNDS moved to reduce the ap propriation to $300,000. Disagreed to. Mr. GRIMES moved to reduce tbe appro priation to $500,000. Agreed to. The question then was on striking out the clause as amended. Disagreed to. So the. bill appropriates half a million for the im provement of the DesMoincs Rapids. Mr. CHANDLER offered an amendment appropriating $40,000 for building and sus taining a snag boat on the Wisconsin River. Agreed to. Executive session at 5 p. m. Recess till 7:30 p. m. EVENING SES?tON. The bill to extend for three years'time for final settlement of private laud claims in Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi passed. Tbe River and Harbor Bill was resumed. $37,500 was added for removing snags and bouldcis from the Minnesota River. The report of the Committee of Confer ence on the Military Academy BUI was agreed to. The report of the Committee of Confer ence on the'Diplomatic Appropriation Bill was acrccd to. On motion of Mr. EDMUNDS, the appro priation for Lac La Belle Harbor,in the River and Harbor Bill, was struck out. Several amendments were offered and rejected, and the bill passed and goes to tbe House for concurrence in the amendments. The bill to repeal all provisions oflaw al lowing poods bronchi from the British Prov inces to be carried into the interior of toe country without inspection, was passed. The bill for the construction of certain lighthouses on the lakes and Southern coast was passed, and goes to the House for con cuircnce in the amendments. A bill declaring Albany a port of delivery passed. The Niagara Ship Canal Bill was taken up by vote, 19 lo 15, being for the question of incertiug a clause that the act shall not take etlect unless the Slate of New York •rives coi)sent within two years. Mr. MORGAN favored, and Mr. ED MUNDS opposed the bill. Mr.COWAJf opposed the 'bill* denying the right to create a corporation to operate within a State. Without action, adjourned. house. Bills were introduced to establish a Na tional School of Science; to extend the rights ami icmedies of the Civil Rights Bills to white citizens of Missouri. Referred. • Seveiol resolutions of the Illinois, Michi gan and Wisconsin Legislatures were pre sented and referred. Mr. BKO-MWELL offered a resolution In structing the Commlttecof Ways and Means to inquire into the expediency of the Issue of five per cent bonds to the amount of $.500,000,UX), payable, principal and interest, at such places in Europe as the Secretary of the Treasury mqy determine, to be (disposed i ol only m exchange for six per cent bouds held in Europe. Rejected. I Mr. CULLOM offered a resolution direct- i tog the Judiciary Committee to report a bill ! making eight hours a local day’s work for Coveriinicnt employes, but withdrew it on i Mr. WILSON stating that he had already I been Instructed to report such a bill, but i withheld it because it could not bo cousid- , wed by the Uousc In Us present condition of I business. . , I Mr. HILL offered a preamble and rcsolu-1 tion relative to Mr. Wentworth’s resolution m regard to corrupt bargains with the Pres- I idem, directing such committee to report to- , morrow any evidence In its possession, • and I also icqucsllng Mr. Wentworth to present I the newspaper paragraph upon which his 1 resolution was founded. Mr. STEVENS, characterizing the resolu tion ns a roost extraordinary one, moved to 1 lay Uon the table. _ ,1 The Uonse refused by a vote of S 4 to C 3, I and the resolution was adopted. 1 Mr. NIBLACK offered a resolution In- 1 strucllnc the Committee on the District of i Columbia to report a bill conferring the ! elective franchise In the District on all for eign Urn male persons over the ago of twenty-one years, who arc entitled to natu ralization under the existing laws, and who have resided one year within the District, and dcciaicd their intentions to become citizens- _ Mr. STEVEN 3 moved to lay It on the table. , k , Mr. NIBLACK moved the previous ques- The House refused to second It. Mr FARNSWORTH rose to debate and O’** ‘ llic icfoluiicm went over. Mr. TAYLOR, ol Tcunciscc, offered a reso lution for the appointment of a Coramis biuii to adjudicate the claims of loyal citl ruts ol Tcuncesco for property takcu by tbo United Slates forces. Tbo House refused to second tbo previous nuestirn, and Mr. ROLLINS rising to de bate, tbc resolution vent over. Mr. TAYLOR also offered a resolution do. elating that tbe surviving sololcrs and sail ors ot tbc war ol 1812 ought to be placed on tbe pension rolls by this Congress. Mr. CAMPBELL offered a resolution do daring that humanity, civilization and Chilsttanity enjoined upon the people and Government the duty of persistently Insist ing on the observance, by tbc belligerent forces In Mexico, of the principles of Inter jmilniml taw In mitigating tho horrors of On motion of Mr. CULLOM, the resolu tion was referred to tbu Committee on Foreign Affairs. Mr. llOLMNSoaked Iforo to offer a reso lution declaring the cordial concurrence of the House Id the views of tno Secretary of the Treasury in reference to the necessity lor contraction of the currency, with a view to an early a resumption of specie payment as the business of the country permits. A torrent of objections answered the re quest for unanimous consent, and the resolu tion was not received. Mr. DARLING, from tho Select Committee on Internal Revenue Frauds reported, and Mr. TRIMBLE got leave to present tho Views of the minority. Ordered printed. Mr. Darling’s report Is quite long. It states that the investigation was confined to the cities of New York. Brooklyn and Phila delphia, and, notwithstanding its Incom pleteness, enough was elicited to satisfy the committee that in the manufacture and sale of tobacco, cigars and spirits, especially the latter, stupendous frauds are practiced against the Government In tbo collection of revenue. It is believed that at least seven eighths of the entire spirits manufactured under thr present law have escaped tax, and the commlttfc felt warranted in the assertion that few. if any, large distilleries In the United States arc doing a legitimate business. They doubt the propriety of compromising ca«es where the law has been violated, and suggest tbalno whls key be taken from the dUtllleiy or from bond for rodlstUlatioa without a pre-pay ment of tbe tax. They disapprove ;hc pay ing ofinformcre as levying a system of black mail. In conclusion, they assert that there mav be some meritorious officers, neverthe less the frauds In those cities are so universal mid giuantic, the morals of manufacturers havc'become fo tainted, and confidence in the local oflicers has become so shaken, it Is believed that the laws will never be execu ted until there shall have been a re organization of the revenue force. The committee, in view of a dissolution of Congress, do not embody their conclusions In the shape of a bill, but suggest that such changes be made hereafter as vftll Insure to the Government the collection of Its revenue. Mr. MORRILL, of the Committee ol Ways and Means, made a statement in reference to the business of the House, aud proposed that the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union be discharged from further consideration of the Tariff BUI, aud the House concur in the amendments of the Sen ate thereto, with the amendments thereto reported by the Committee of Ways and Means, and subseqenlly modified in regard to the duty on books and marble, and that then the subject be referred to a Conference Committee and when the re port of such Conference Committee was re ceived It would be voted down if not satisfiic tory. He offered a resolution to that effect. After debate Mr. MORRILL modified his resolution so as to let it read simply that the rules be suspended so that the Commit tee of the Whole on the state of the Union be discharged from the further consideration of the Tariff Bill, that the House non-concur In the Senate amendments and cek a Committee of Conference. After further debate the House, bv a vote of 65 to 80, refused to suspend the rule. The House went into Committee of the Whole on the Tax Bill, which was amended by striking out the tax on advertisements; allowing In cases of seizure for alleged frauds that bonds be given to double the amount of the fraud, and the business go on; requiring Inspectors of Distilleries to give bonds In not Ices than $5,000; providing that the assent of the United States District Attorney, or iLc Attorney General, and the approval of ' the Court must be obtained for a compromise in any claim arising out of a violation of tnc Revenue | Lane, and permitting an informer to prose* cute a suit id tbc name of tbc United States, not withstanding tbc refusal or neglect of the Collector to do so. Several amendments were rejected, including one to reduce the tax on whiskey to one dollar per gallon by a vote of 40 t 079. The bill was reported to the liouec. Mr. MORRILL made remarks In review of the various amendments. In £thc course of which he opposed the abolition of the tax oa cot ton. He submitted a table showing the amount of tax collected in the rebel States in IbCC on cotton. It was £15,153,390.53, and all other sources, $4,540,553.20, which latter amount was less thau was paid by the small State of Rhode Island. This, dis tributed through the ten States, wouldhard ly pay the expenses of collection. The amendment striking leather from the free list was rejected; also that striking out manufactures of jute. The amendment abolishing tbc cotton tax was rejected—os against 95. The Rouse agreed to the amendment which requires gas companies to pay their own taxes, and to the amendment taxing all clears, <fcc., five dollars per thousand. The Contcrence Committee on the Con* silur and Diplomatic Appropriation Bill made a report, which was agreed to. The proviso in jegurd to the Portuguese Mission is that no money shall bo paid to the present Minister out of any llmds whatever, and that the provision shall continue in force until repealed by Congress. The Conference Committee on the Military Academy Bill made a report which was agreed to. The section in reference to cadets from rebel Stales Is that money shall be paid for the pay or subsistence of such alter the Ist if January, 1807, until such State shall be restored to its original relation to the Union. Recess. EVENING SESSION, The Tax Bill was resumed. Tbe amendment putting on the free list fabrics, the product of baud loheas, was ad* pled. The amendment striking ont the line tax ing brandv made of grapes was agreed to. Thetax on grape brandy remains the same as other brandy. The action of the Committee of the Whole on distillers' licenses was reversed, and the tax fixed at SIOO. The amendment permitting persons ac cused of revenue frauds to give bonds and continue business was rejected. The bill passed. Mr. ELIOT made a report from the spe cial committee on the New Orleans Custom House. Mr. BOYER dissented from that portion of the report in reference to sufficient care having been observed in the appointment of officers. The House, in committee, considered the Fortification Bill. Mr. MORRILL gave notice that he should to-morrow move to take up the Tariff Bill, and press Us consideration until disposed of. The Fortification Bill appropriates for coast fortification $1,000,000 generally, $50,000 each; for permanent platforms for cannons of large calibre, §100,000; for survey of the Northern and Northwestern lakes, $155,000; for purchase ol sites for permanent sea coast defence, $50,000; for purchase of sites occu pied by temporary coast defences, $25,000; for barracks at ‘Willett’s Point. N. Y-, $25,000 ; tor barracks, &c., near St. Louis, $20,000. _ On motion of Mr. SCOFIELD the appro priation for the construction of cannon plat lorms was struck out. Mr. SCOFIELD moved to reduce the ap proptiation for survey of the Northern and Northwestern lakes to SIOO,OOO. Rejected— -47 to 50. Mr. ROSS moved to strike out the enacting I clause. Agreed to—ol against 4S. I The Committee rose and reported action. I The House reversed the decision, refusing to strike out the enacting clause by a vote of 57 against CO, The bill was under the rule, recommitted. The House agreed to the Senate’s request fora conference on the bill for the relief of iron-clad contractors. The Senate amendment Jo the House hr extending tlie benefits of the Agricultural College Bill to Tennessee, was concurred in. Adjourned. FROM SPIU3GFIEJLD. jSpeclabDcspatchtothe Chicago Tribune. Springfield. February 25. XEtV STATE norSE DILL APPROVED. The Governor returned to the Senate this morning, with his approval, the bill to erect a new Slate House. The conditions to the approval were understood to be the passage of a supplementary bill by which the Com missioners arc compelled to publicly adver tise for bids In two Chicago and two Spring field daily papers, at least thirty days before the letting of contracts♦, to let the contracts to the lowest responsible bidder, and also that no contracts be made aggregating a laigcr sum than the appropriations made; that Is the work shall at all times follow the appropriations, and not in any case to lead ihem. It is also understood that one of the Commissioners Is obnoxious to the Governor, and every effort was made by the friends of the bill to back him, but be steadily refused to retire. That Commissioner is Colonel J. 5. S. Wilson, Superintendent of the Eastern Division of the Illinois & Mississippi Telegraph. The objectlontohlm is, I understand, that he is politically fishy —that is, uncertain. Ills political status has never been established. He was put In the I Commission as a Ecpnbllcan, and his ene mies, or those who oppose, insist that In fluences can be brought to bear which will throw the control of the Commission into the power of the Democratic parly. These aicthe stories told about Colonel Wilson; tbclr truth or falsity I am unable to deter mine. The friends of the bill declare that I Colonel Wilson shall, In some manner, bo compelled to retire Irom the Commission. Dow It is to be brought about, I am unable to say. The supplementary bill makes tho bill less obnoxious . than in its original shape. Colonel Mack opposed the supplementary "bill, ond asserted that the new State House could never be built under Its restrictions. He, of course, means by this that tho chances for stealing arc so limited by It that the class of men who arc expected to make largo fortunes on the big steals offered under its provisions, will be ent off, and, therefore, they will drop out of the ring. Immediately after tho re ception of the bill from tho Governor in the 1 Senate the supplementary bill was taken up, ■ p U t through in a few minutes, seat to tho CHICAGO, TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 2G, 1807. Iloiise, when It went through all Ha starts, and paused, mid Is now a law. Tim CANAL AND JNTSUNAL IMI'KOVtVICNT mix came up In the House on concurrence with the Senate amendment. The amendment, by a vote of 41) to 21), was concurred in, and the bill now only awaits the signature of the Governor to become a law. Tbo amend* luent, asjyou are aware, coniines the work to tbc Illinois River, until the Congress of the United States shall make an appropri ation equal to one-half tbc estimated expense of tbc other works contemplated la the bill. The tods from the Illinois and Michigan, as soon as tbc canal debt is poid,aQd|tbc proceeds of the one miU tax arc to be employed la buUdlng a dam and improving the HUools River. A resolution boa passed the Senate and House instructing our Senators and re quest lug ourKcprcscntativcs to do all la their power to obtain nn appropriation from Con gress to connect Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River by ship canal. INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE. The House passed a resolution this fore noon to appoint a committee to act in the Intervening time between this and the next General Assembly, to investigate the charges made against the management of the Illinois Insane'Hospital at Jacksonville. SECOND DESPATCH. [Special Despatch to Itc Chicago Trtbone.l Springfield, February 25. SENATOR WARD AND THE GAS MONOPOLISTS. Tbo bill to relieve the people of Chicago of the gas monopoly is virtually killed, tit* bos had but one reading in the Senate, and Senator Ward, I understand, declares that he will res?st It at all steps. If he docs Ibis, there arc uo hopes of its reaching a third reading before the final adjournment. The influence of the lobby sent hero by the gas company has been too heavy for the bill. They had plenty of money. The represen tatives of the people had no strength but a just cause, and that is not worth a farthing rush-light here. It neither pays hotel nor whiskey bills. I will not ammadvent on Mr. Ward’s course In this matter, but the people bl Chicago,should understand that he has had it in his power at any time to pass this bill. This power he has refused to ex ercise. Not only this, but he has employed every means which he Is master of to defeat it. The issue between himself aud his con stituents is squarely made np. Let them de cide upon his conduct. SENATOR GREEN’S POSITION. During the debate in the Senate to-day on tbe amendments to tbe School Law, Dr. D; K. Green, Senator from the Third District, put himself fair and square on the Republican ! platform, from which he had wandered during the past twelve months. He declared himself opposed to any distinction as to rights between whites and blacks. More than twelve years since his children had at tended schools with colored children. He had no fault to find then, and would not now. He was for dropping the word white in everything that referred to man’s rights before the law. The general feeling here is that the doctor has sufficiently atoned for past political derelictions, and should again be recognized as in full fellowship with the Republican party* WARDEN* OP THE JOLIET PENITENTIARY 1 . I hear that the Penitentiary Committee have agreed that Colonel Bane shall be War den of the Joliet Penitentiary, at an annual salary of $4,000, provided he entirely with draw from the firm of Bane, Burns, Osborne, Hatch & Dustin, the new contractors, and has nothing whatever to do with the con tract lease hereafter. This will entirely sep arate the management of the Penitentiary from the contractors, and may he regarded as a gain in the right direction. Colonel | Bane, I believe, has consented to this ar- I rangcracnt, and the committee will make a I report in accordance therewith to morrow. The committee will also report in favor o! the Southern Penitentiary. I LITTLE FULLER has not been in sight to-day. Whether he has pone home or is playing possum, I am unable to learn. He has been floored several times on his best hold, and I hope may not be able to come to time again. THE DEBATE OX THE REFORM SCHOOL BILL. Senate bill No. 149, iutioduced by General Fuller several days since, for the establish ment of a Reform School, came np in the’ Senate to-day, and elicited an animated dis cussion. The exciting part of the debate grew out of the report of the committee de priving the courts before whom the juvenile offenders came, from fixing the maximum of time during which the offender should be confined In said school. The committee re commended that the manager should have the right to detain the offender until he should arrive at the age of twenty one years. General Fuller, SlcConnell, Bushucll, Boyd and others insisted that the power should be vested In the courts, and the latter view of tbe case was sustained by the Senate—ayes, 18; nays, *; and the bill ordered to be en grossed (or a third reading. The following are the important provis ions of the bill: Seven Trustees arc to be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent ofthe Senate, who shall locale the same at or near the central part of tbe State. Five thousand dollars are ap propriated to purchase a site, if necessary, and ?.W,OCO to erect the necessary buildings, and £IO,OOO to support the Inmates until the meeting of tb« next General Assembly. The Board shall take an official oath, and give bonds with security for the faithful per formance of their duties, and are authorized to appoint a Superintendent and other offi cers for said school. Section sixteen provides that on conviction of juvenile offenders over eight and under eighteen years, the Court mav sentence them cither to tbe County Jail or Reform School, In Us discretion, but that no person shall be detained in the Reform School beyond eighteen years of ace. Sec tion seventeen provides for juvenile offenders being sent to the either educated and provided for there or bound out by the Trustees. The Trustees are made guardians of the persons of sueh vagrants. Section eighteen provides that girls under sixteen may be sent to tbe Chicago Reform School, and provides for the payment of the expenses. Section twenty-one provides that when the school shall be fin ished, that all convicts in the Penitentiary under eighteen years, whose terms of service expire before they arc twenty one, shall be transferred, to the Reform School, and that any juvenile offender'sen tenccd to the County Jail whose nncxplrcd term shall not be less than six months, shall also be transferred, and that tbe expenses of such transfer shall be paid by the Stats. The provisions of this bill shall not apply to Cook County, where a Reform School al ready exists*, and the tax of that connly for ibis purpose shall be appropriated by said county for reformatory purposes. THE INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE. While the bill for treating the Industrial University at Champaign provides that all the endowment fund shall be expended in that county, yet it provides that whenever any persons or corporatlonshall furnlshbnild-' inps and lunds to sustain a depdartment, the Trustees may put It in operation. The com bination against Chicago compelled a with drawal of the offer ol the Mechanic’s Institute. Now, by the bill, they can have the Polytechnic School, on any scale, however small, that will satisfy the Trustees, and to this end tlx Trustees will be selected In Chicago, with a view to take charge of the institution as soon as an organized effort con be made to accom plish Ibcjresnlt. Senator Eastman explained the bill as ll ls,bnt Mr. Ward opposed It throughout, with a bitter, persistent hostil

ity. He was determined that the mechanics of his district should have no school for their benefit, though nrged by the whole delega tion and the Mends of the mechanics from your city- THIRD DESPATCH. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Sringfield, February 35. CHICAGO HARBOR AND 3tß. SHEPARD. On Saturday last, Mr. Reynolds Introduced to the House a bill Mr. Isbatn prepared, to establish and maintain the rights of Chicago over the harbor thereof, and tried to have it ordered to a third reading. Mr. Shepard ob jected, and had the bill referred to the Com mittee on Municipal Affairs and Insurance, of which he Is a member. This evening Messrs. Isham and Holden went before the committee and urged on them tho necessity of reporting the bill at once, and having it put upon Its passage,. Mr. Shepard the champion of the dead Pier and •Dock swindle, opposed this disposition ol the bill with all his might, and was enabled by one majority to defeat the proposition to have it reported, and of course the bill lies in tbc bands of the committee. Thus the prize is still lett open to tho grasp of the speculators, who will doubtless bo here two years hence with Increased forces to seize It for their speculative uses. 1 hear also that the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee in the Senate, ’ Mr. Bnshnell, has tbc hill in hia possession, and declines or neglects to report it to the Senate. Messrs. Shepard and Bushnell take a heavy responsi bility upon their shoulders in tbps defeating the almost mianlraoUM wUh of llio people of Chicago. It I* due to Mr. Eddy, Chairman of the Committee on Municipal Allair*, to 4 ay that bo Is strongly In lavor of tbo bill, but fibonsrd and his confrerces arc able to vote him down ond defeat his wishes. THE STATE PAIR. - The Executive Board of the State Agricul tural Society have It In contemplation to change tbo time of holding the Annual Fair. It.was fixed by tbc committee for the week commencing on the -Will of September, at Quincy, lowa having fixed npon tbo same day for her Fair, It is tbougbt best not to have both at tbc same time. One week earlier will probably be the date of the Fair. THE STATE LEGISLATURES. ILLINOIS. [Special Despatch to toe Chicago Tribune.] SPomcriXLD, lit, February 33. SENATE. • MORNING SESSION. ADJOURNMENT. The special order was the House joint res olution for a final adjournment on Thursday nexti Mr. McCONNELL moved to postpone con sideration till 10 o'clock to-morrow. Agreed to. Petitions were presented for tho passage of a prohibitory liquor iaw. THE NEW’ STATE HOUSE. A message from the Governor announced his approval of a number of the Senate bills, among them tho bill supplcmcnatl to a bill for the erection of a new state House. * Mr. COHRS moved to take np tbe bill last named, providing for the letting of contracts by advertisement, and forbidding the letting of contracts to a greater amount than is ap propriated. Mr. MACK thought the bill would be fatal to the construction of a State House, and would cause bidding to be done by day’s work. Contracts should be let for oU neces sary amounts, but the law should provide that work should ndt be docc in excess of appropriations. Some other discussion ensued. Mr. CORES said that he was bound m good laiih to urge its passage. x . The bill was read a second and third time and passed. THE PEOPLE’S ELEVATOR COMPANY. The bill incorporating the People’s Eleva tor Company ol Chicago was reported back with the clause stricken out allowing them to condemn land to connect with railroads. THE CHICAGO AND INDIANA RAILROAD BILL. Mr. MACK moved to recommit the Chica go & Indiana Railroad BUI, which was done. THE INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE, The special order was taken up—the House Industrial College BIU. Mr. METCALF offered an amendment providing when McLean County made its published offer good, the college should be located at Bloomington, and spoke In favor of the proposition, considering the Bloom ington offer much the best. Sir. MCCONNELL offered an amendment locating the college at Jacksonville, adopt ing the offer of Morgan County. After further discussion a vote was taken on Mr. McConnell's amendment, which was rejected—veas ». nays 17. Mr. MCCONNELL offered a Ibrtheramcnd raenl that the college be located at Lincoln. Rejected—yeas 7, nays IS. | A vote was next taken on Mr. Met- : calf's [amendment, which was rejected— yeas, 10; nays, 15. _ Several other amendments were offered, including one by Mr. STRAIN, which re- I Heeled on the motives of Senators favorable to Champaign. It was laid on the table. An amendment by Mr. FORT, providing that If Champaign, or wherever the college may be located, do not comply with tae con ditions o/the bids, the Trustees shall locate eUwhere, was laid on the table —yeas, 13 ; nays, 13. Mr. McCONNELL offered an amendment, providing for placing college scrip in the custody of the State officers, instead of Trustees, which was rejected—yeas, 15; nays, 10. Mr. MUNN moved the previous question, which was sustained, and the bill was then* ordered to a third reading, whereupon the rules were suspended and- the bill passfld— yeas, 18; nays, 7. Those voting nay were Addams, Cheney, Strain, Fuller, McConnell, Mctctff and Belly. AFTERNOON SESSION. Mr. McCoNNELL’S bill for tbc equaliza tion of assessments came up as the special order. The bill enacts substantially that the Auditor shall value the property m the State. . ... Mr. MACK offered an amendment giving parties the right to appeallromtheAuditor’s valuation of property to the Supreme Court oftho State. Jn dheussing thcbUlMc. Mack, -said the question was one he bad given much attention, and Mr. McConnell’s bill was the best he had seen, and the only practical one. Mr. Hack’s amendment was adopted. Mr. McCONNELL’S bill as amended was then ordered to a third reading, the rules suspended, and the bill parsed—yeas 10, nays 6 THE JCVEKILB REFORM CCHOOL BILL was the next special order. A lengthy dis cussion arose on the provisions of the bill providing the manner In which offenders are to be sent to the school, and the length of time they shall remain there. The dis cussion was principally on an amendment by Mr. Fuller, giving the court before whom juvenile offenders' arc taken power to say how long tbey shall slay at the school. Amendment adopted—yeas IS, nays 7. Several other amendments offered, when Mr. BUSHNELL moved the previous question, which was sustained. One amend ment providing lor locating the school at Peoria was rejected—yeas 12, nays 13. The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading—yeas IS, nays 16. the school- mu. reconsioereo. A motion to reconsider the School Bill, which repeals all that portion of the School Law of ISVS that discriminates against col ored people, was adopted—yeas 11, nays 10. The bill then came up on Ks _ SENATOR GREEN VINDICATES HIMSELF* Mr. GREEN arose to discnss the bill, ana said be s astonished that it should not hare received thirteen votes in this Repub* lican Senate. lie bad been kicked out of the Republican caucus for not betnea Repub lican, but he was a better Republican than any man who voted against that bill, lie then went into a general vin dication of his record os a Repub lican. He had always been in favor of colored children and white children being educated together. His own children, in Marion County, played in the streets with colored children, and he, ten years ago, had favored colored children going to school wUh white children. He would cheerfully vote for the bill. It wasa vole he bad been waiting to give for the last fifteen years. Mr. TINCDER voted against the bill on Saturday night, but would vote for the bill n °Mr. METCALF was astonished his friend Green should feel aggrieved at being exclud ed from the Republican caucus, after can vassing Southern Illinois against the Re puOUcan party. He stood by Congress when Green was recreant to Congress. He doubt ed the policy of a law that would mix nc crocs and white children together; thought it would be positive cruelty to the negro to do it; thought the true policy was to edu cate them separately. Mr. MCCONNELL reviewed In a very amusing manner the political course of Sen ator Green. He claimed that the object of the bill was to put the negro on a social equality with the white race. He was not opposed to the education of colored children, but did not want them in the same school as while children. . After further discussion by Messrs. Webster and W«coU, a motion was made by Mr. MACK to recommit to the Judiciary Com mittee, as the bill accomplished more than it« friends anticipated, on account of a de lect in its phraseology. The motion was adopted—yeas, 14, nays, 11—the Democrats all voting against the commitment. SUPPLEMENT TO THE INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE BILL. Mr.TOP.T introduced aMU supplemental to the Industrial College Bill. It provides that if Champaign do not make rood their hid bv June first, the Trustees shall be com pelled to locate the college elsewhere. The tules were suspended and the bill passed Adjourned* HOUSE. MOKNING SESSION’. LAID OX THE TABLE. 3lr. "EPLER moved to reconsider the ac tion ordering a third reading of the act to fa cilitate the transportation of gram. Laid on the table. STATIONERY. Resolutions were adopted requiring the Secretary of State to furnish members np to full qnonUty ol SSO worth of stationery, and report what'had already been tarnished. THE SEW STATE HOfSE. The Senate sent in a bill supplemental to an act for the erection of a new State House. It was taken up, rules suspended, and reada second time. , . Mr. PAYNE moved an amendment re pealing that danse In the original act ap pointing Commission ers,and giving the power of appointment to the Governor. Mr. YEAGER moved to lay it on the table. Carried. , . , The bill was then ordered to a third read ing, and passed—yeas 72; nays 2. THE BTA*TE INSANE ASVLTTM. Mr. WAKEMAN offered a resolution for the appointment of a Special Committee of five to investigate the charges against the conduct of the Insane Asylum at Jackson ville. As evidence of the necessity for such Investigation, he read several articles trom newspapers reflecting severely on the treatment of patients and the character of Dr. McFarlane. He strongly urged the imperative duty of this Assembly to investigate on the grounds that if these things were untrue, justice to the TOanane®cui of the Institution, required that they should be so shown ; whereas, if oue-lounb of them were true, so horrible a state of affairs could not bo 100 quickly torn e*Mr.*B ALDWIN, as the Committee on State Institutions were m a sort of way investi gating tbc matter, moved to lay tho resolu tion over tilt to-morrow morning. Mr. KICKS stated instances of refusal to receive patients at the Asylum on frivolous pretexts, and of cruelty to discharged pa- M? BALDWIN'S motion was lost. Mr 61NGEH moved on amendment ex sn& a. tlon* offlnanco ami management commoted therewith. Tbc umundnienl.was tabled. Thu original resolution was uuanlmously adopted. A bill to regulate the duties and fees of Surveyors Was read twice and ordered to bo printed. Adjourned. AFTERNOON SESSION. Tilts INSUIiANOB DILI.. Mr. EDDY'S Insurance BUI, regulating for. clgn companies, was taken up, and, alter considerable discussion, passed, by Oi ayes to 11 nocs. SENATE MESSAGES, Tbc rules wcie suspended for tbo purpose of referring Senate messages, in which order of business most of the afternoon waa con sumed. THE CANAL BILL was then called up, for the purpose of con curring In the Senate amendments. The pre vious question was demanded, and with but little opposition the bill, as emended, was passed bv 49 yeas to 29 nays. AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN. Concurrence was had in tbc Senate amend* menta to the charters of Proviso, Elwood, Morrison, and otber towns. Also, amendments to the charter of the East St. Louis Elevator and Warehouse Company. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. The House then took up unfinished busi ness, and made np a small omnibus, among which were no bills of Importance to the general public. The bill enabling the city of Chicago to acquire property tor parks was lost fur want of a constitutional majority. Adjourned. INDIA!! A. [Special Despatch to tbe Chicago Tribune.] Indianapolis, February 25. SENATE. The Senate Is not in session. HOUSE. Thirty-eight petitions were presented on temperance. A resolution was adopted,73 to 4, appoint ing a special committee of five to Investigate the rumors in regard to attempts of parlies unknown to bribe members. A hill was introduced compelling railroad companies to fence their tracks. • • Considerable work was done in reading bills a first and second time, and hearing re ports from committees. MICHIGAN. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune ] Laksiko, February 23* The Governor sent to the Senate this moraine his message vetoing the bill for municipal aid to the railroad from Port Duron to Owaesa. The message is lengthy, covering the entire ground of the kind of legislation to which it relates, and indicates what the action of the Governor will be in similar cases. , The message was made the special order for Thursday. , _ . A joint meeting of the members of tbe two Houses on the Convention BUI, was attended by about one-half of the members of the Douse, and not more than five or sis Sena tors. The subject was quite fully discussed, in which members of the House chiefly par t'cipated in voting. The propositions for twelve delegates at large, and four others to be chosen by cmicties, was voted down marly unanimously. , The proposition to elect one hundred dele gates by sincle districts, but with liberty of choice anywhere in the State, was largely endorsed. This settles nothin?, as the sen ate was too thinly represented to be In any way bound by the action. Messrs. Chapman and Standish, of the Senate, and Messrs. Giaving, Swcczey and Kcdzie, of the House, have been appointed a committee to investigate the charges against the Michigan Central Railroad. MINNESOTA. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] St. Paul, February 25. A bill passed tbe Senate to-day taxing railroad lands the same as other property after 1572. It is almost certain to pass the House. A bill was introduced providing for the publication of the laws in each county of the Stale where there is a paper. MISSOURI, St. Louis. February 25.—The Senate to day parsed the hill by a vote of 19 to 7, sub mitting to the people at the nest general eUctionan amendment te the Constitution to strike out the word “ white.” A similar proposition was introduced into the House, which was made the special order for Thursday. FROJI FKAIiKFOKT, KT. Th© tnlon Stale Convention to tTToet To-day—Arrival or Delegates—A Full Attendance Anticipated Another "'Democratic Convention Talked of— Tlic Ticket to be put In Nomination. (Special Despatch (o the Chicago Tribune, 1 Fkaxkfobt, Ky., February So. The great Union Convention meets in this place to-morrow. Every present indication is that it will be a large, patriotic and per icctly harmonious assemblage, representing the true men of the State. Largo delega rions from single counties will ■perhaps not ne numerous, but all the counties will be represented toy responsible gentlemen, who arc an honor alike to their party and to the State. Great numbers of delegates have already arrived, and the town is relieved from Us jcustornary Sunday appearance. The Convention will be orderlv and earnest, and just the reverse of the mam character istics of the Democratic mob of Friday last. The trains to night and to-morrow will bring in large delegations. The affair will be spirited and enthusiastic, for men who have stood toy the cause of Union and liberty in the hour of peril, will be true to the sacred | charges confided to their trust, although mob preponderance may oppose them. A caucus will be held to-night, which will prohablv determine upon the nominations. Thc-peneral opinion is that General Bristow will be pul in nomination. It is asscr.ed on good authority that a third ticket will be put In the field under the leadership ol Governor Jacobs, and Har ney of the Democrats. The body of the party supporting the ticket will, of course, be Conservatives, so pitifully snub bed by their Democratic bretheren. It is said that an address calling fora convention to be held in this place on the Oth of March, and will appear in the Louisville papers of to morrow, from the pen of Governor Jacobs; again, it is positively asserted by those who ought to know, that a ticket will be brought out as follows: For Governor. Judge Under wood, of Bowling Green; Lieutenant Gov ernor. E F. Wadsworth, of Maysville; At torney General, GeorgeW. Dunlap; Auditor, ‘ n. Harney, of Louisville. FROM ST. LOUIS. Tlic Blair Influence Declining—Gamb ling House ainmer—Suspected Thief. [Special Despatch to the Chicago rnbone.] St. Lons, February The Blair Conservatives are preparing to appeal to the Ward Meetings to repudiate the attempt on the part of the leading Democrats to ignore their assistance at the elections ; in fact the Democrats proper out number the Blair men ten to one, bat the latter have managed every Convention la their own interest for several years past. The impeachment of Judge Moody by the Legislature is certain. Moody a tew years since was an Abolitionist of the Wendell Phillips stripe, but his temper was soured bvthe new Constitution, and he has been led Into pleasing the Conservatives by constru ing the Supreme Court decisions on the teat oath according to the ultra rebel Interpreta tion. The Radicals arc determined to pre vent this, and have summoned Moody to Peter Doyle was killed lost night by a sa loon keeper named Matthew Mitchell, who fired a shot at another man, bat Doyle being In range the shot missed the first and struck uim. it was a gambling bouse homicide. River slowlv declining. St. Louis, February 25.—A youngraau was arrested here to-day under suspicious clr cutnstances, on whose person were found lour five-twenty bonds of cue thousand dol lars each, with coupons attached, of the fol lowing numbers: 83,551,83,552,83,553,70,442; also seven seven-thirty bonds, without cou pons, of the lollowUig numbers: 150.402 loti 404,130,375,50.202, 59,203. 74,493, lO.Mte. As the inau offered tbe searching officer a large bribe to say nothing about the bonds, it is believed that they have been stolen, but unless Information to that effect is received by the police he will be released, as the au thorities have not sufficient evidence to bold him. A considerable amount of greenbacks and some jewelry were also found on the man. FROM ST. PAUL. Fire—Fortunate Eicapo from a Dliaa* irons Explosion. [Special Despateo to Urn Chicago Tribune.] St. Pact., Minn., February 23. The Emmett House, a large three story frame on Bench street, was burned on Sat urday. It was.used as a negro tenement, and has had the small pox in it all winter, two cases being removed ol the time ot the fire. Loss $2,000. Insurance none. Several hundred pounds of powder were stored In an adjoining shed by the agent of the Haaard Powder Company, but it was fortunately discovered In time to prevent a tearful dlsas ter, as otherwise many lives would have been lost, besides destroying several of the finest blocks in the city. It was confiscated for >he benefit of|lbc Fire Department. The St. Paul Fionttr and Winona Jiepublkan have been designated as the papers to pub lish the United Slates laws. FROM NEW YORK. Portlier Distillery Selznrca-Larse Ship ment of Cotton—The Collecturnhlp. New York, February 25.—Three unlicensed dl-Uilcrlcs were seized In Brooklyn to-day. Mr. Mali, the Belgian Consul-General, died steamer Chicago, which sailed on Sat urday for Liverpool, took 3,101 bales of cot ton, which fs believed to bo the largest nura her ever taken by one steamer in that trade, o-Ides a large amount of com, bec£ pork, buconand cheese. _ , , .. , A special Washington despatch says IV is NUMBER 263/SS ninvooiifldfrod cortnln that Mr. Hmytno trill he mnoved from tho Collcclorolilp of tho port of Now York. 1 Nbw Vomk. February 25.—Recent aclzuroa ol Spanish winea In Button and New York are exciting determined opposition on tho part of Importers, They have formed a com* ulnatfon and employed able counsel to pre* sent tho hi eta in the case to the Secretary of the Treasury. FBOH GEORGIA. Letter from Bx-Goverijor Brown-Ho It ecommenda tUo Adoption of tlte Con* creaalonal Flan of Reconstruction. Atlanta. Ga., February 25.—Ex-Governor BrOwn will publish to-morrow a three column letter, reviewing the political situa tion of the country, and advising the people of Georgia to accept the terms imposed by the bill recently passed by Congress. He says : “ I consider it the duty of the Gov ernor to call the Legislature together, without delay, and recommend the passage of an act calling a Convention of the people to change onr State Constitu tion, so as to provide for universal suffrage, in [conformity with the measure which has passed Congress, known as the Sfaeimon Amendment, and provide for an early election of a Legislature which will adopt the Constitutional Amendment, in ac cordance with said requirement. Wo now have the assurance of Congress in the pa-sage of this bill that this shall settle the qnest’on of our admission. We shall never get better terms. Let us comply with them. He suggests public meetings to urge upon the Governor toe convening of the Legis lature, whose imperative duty it isjto refer the question to the ballot-box in the election of delegates Jp the CopfUtatlonal Conven tion. He claims that fhe colored people nat urally sympathize with the South, saying their conduct during tho war proved this. If, then, we treat them kindly, pay them their wages promptly, and in all respects deal justly by them, we shall seldom nave cause to complain of their refusal to respect our wishes or consult our interest at the bal lot-box. Safe Bobberies. Syracuse, N. Y., February 25.—Burg lays forced the safes of several merchants early on Sunday morning, but very little booty was obtained. Enforclnc tbe Liquor Law In Boston. Boston, February 25,—The State con* stnbnlory seized tbe stock of twenty-one liquor dealers In this county last weak, and prosecuted thirty*two. Jlortuary. Charleston, February 25.—Hou. Isaac Holmes, lormerly member of Congress, died to-day. tarWAIT BROTHERS Advertising Aa’ta 126 receive advertisement* (or all the lending papers throughout the failed e»inte« and Canada*. pKINTIKG, Book and Job, At Tribune Job Office. Facilities for doing Work of Any Deactlp- lion Ci equalled In the City. JLabtes’ gatdjels. T ADIES’ SATCHELS is BSELESS VAKIEir. NSW GOODS, NSW STVXB3, KBW FBI CSS, At CHAS. A. TAYLER’S, eX CLAItK-ST., OtPQgUefibenaanHonsg,old suedof W.&Q. B.Wflch; 33 cutis ttg. Teeth extracted BY THE COLI I^ I^ DENTAL*ASSOCIATION. Who originated the an«*tfietlc use of Nitrous Oxide Gas. and nave civen it mover 30,000 patlects Ibr the extracUon of teeth, wnbnnt an accident. Tnevguar antee no pnin.- Ccme to bcadQuartere, Rjoms o & 4 XimMßnlldlng, IIS Uearbora-st. i-nstxuctiou. E. SCHULTZ, Practical Accountant, .WBlcpsmeloioandwTlt»npltp:>k» to thamcslcrpe:. dltlous ana accurate manner: also, a. ends to aajust inc intrtcsto ana partnership accounts. Si. tuaincss matters entrusted to his charge will be attended to with strict fidelity. BeJers to several ol tcebtst honscj in tnecity. cr.nTTTt>7 Address in person or by letter. 3 is cMcaio^av N. B.—lnsLuctlon wl.l be given in German and Bookkeeping. ißasonlc Notices. TAiSONIC—A Regular Communication i\i of Ashlar Lod&e. 3. j. £& f. * A. will be held at Blair Hall This (TUESDAY) evc:i:n«r, at “o’clock. For wo*. Tbcbcellircu .re c TCCKBB. Secretary. fflusical. THE UNDEKhIGNED, HAVING recently arrived from K»w Vorf. I® starting, •* w special request." a ejeln* ofVctal Leasons, to whlcn she rcspsettully Invites the attention cl. the ladles m tt “ CUI ' ApP ' r “ W °l&Sm?A HUiHBN'KISD. Belerences—Loots Staab. Anna Frederlka AUgnns on. _ SSrlcfc. •jjkick machines. For the pnrpcae of mntnal benefit and central Infor mation, 1 am deslrooa of corresponding with BBICKMAKBH9 ■wuo are Celts, on hate Evm uszis eelf-tempExlcg End Machines. Kcaie send address to A. J. KNISELY. Brlcfemakef. Nc. 3 tiUa’ Block, Chicago. HI. TyjAGAZISE BRICK WORKS, Comer HaUted and Twenty-second-sw. 3 OU« Block. A< J ’ proprietor. printing. pRINTING. Book and Job, At Tribune Job Office, Facilities tor dolus! Work ol Aoy Descrlo- lion ITneqoollod lo__lhe_Clty; 51,500 T 0 LOAN ON CITY PKOPEBTT, For two Tears, hy WM. H. HOLDEN, tor two i c * r, » i^aroer . al . Law a n d Notary Public, -No. IQO M>iisoa-*t. ACRES OF LAND FOR S9O TO $95, WE ABE SELLING COLLEGE SCRIP 4 1 190 tc 195 for EACH 160 ACRES, according to the amount undated. This Scrip.can be usedon any GOVERNMENT LAND WORTH *1.25 per acre. IGO Acres Scrip Locates jis much Land as S2OO in Greenbacks will* tWe also deal largely In LAND WARRANTS. Scrip and Warrants delivered free of express charges. LENT, PRESTON & KEAN, BANKERS, AND DEALERS IN Government Secnrities, 47 CLABS-ST. 550,000 T 0 LOA * On ITlrst-class Beal Estate. ‘Apply to ROZET & CUMMINGS, Beal Ertate and Loan Broken. M» LaSaUe-st. "VTOTICE. —An instalment of fifty cents I'l upon a share ofstock in the Korllnreilern Flans HoadCo,.lsc»redtor. to be paid In to tna Trbasnrer cn the 20tb cl March text, at xua office, No. S3t South C.ark-et. By order of the Director*. Chicago. Feb. 13.15C7. M. LULL. Sec’y. dFccfc. QIIOEND OIL OAK.B Is the Cheapest Feed in * I: irKet MmjKSV....' . SS?* “ 7 n» SorUi printing. JJ RENTING, Book and JoJb, At Tribune Job Office. facilities fop doing Work «l Any Descrlp* lion UseQUlled In Ac CHJ RTeto VOLUME BY WHITTIER. This Day Published, THE TPNT ON THE BEACH, nod Oran Potto. By Jonn o. WaiTrtat. iVol.. 16 mo. Timed pap«r. Morocco clou. Dalform |t49.a <Ti mt Published, HI, H.ndrednolliu* . Y*,r. the D»«motnM’ickt*icit. illustrated, Li. AOi „ Vlalit* noctnl* of Vivo Years. IV* for asta hr sll HooUpllsm. Biol postpaid os Ivttpiof Uopflcf bf Bis Publishers, ■ TIOKNOB t fHXDg, floitoa. JU6TPUIILI3IIEX), IkouglitH Si'lcciod fmm the Writ logs of Horace nano. Jmo, bevelled board#, rod or gilt edsev. Price, II.M. ft aale In Chicago by «. C. omonn ft CO., and by an UockKllen. Mailed, postage psm, on receipt of U..VHM. JJ, u, pDnam, (gaccessor to Walker, roller ft Co.) Boston. git# Seating Season. TVfABAdH-AV. BANK. VV THIS EVENING. Exciting Contest lor (be Championship of the Northwest and a Splendid Belt, Full Band in Attendance. SEVENTH EXTRA SIGHT TO TICKBTIIOLDERS. Contest at 8:30. TXTEaT bIDE RINK. T OPEN DAT AND EVENING. To-morrow, great attraction.afternoon and im'i'c. Tbe last chance of tbe season to witness tbe graeefol and elegant skating ofad tbs Lady Amateurs of tbe city. Practice In tbe atternoen—admission 25c. On test In tbe cvcelcr, admltslon 10c. ©tmsiguments. JJECEIVLD TODAT- Fresh Codfish, Fresh Haddock, For tale la lots to salt, at low flgores. by gbo. u. pagf, *piKE BKICKAXD CLAY. Now receiving a consignment of superior Eastern Fire Brick and Clay, For salebyllALE&CO., 13S Sooth Watcr-aU jfot Sale. COOPERAGE. FOB SALE, 4,500,000 Floor Barrel Staves, With Heading to mate*, thoroughly seasoned, cood width, and A No. lin ever* respect—by LINDEN, SKWALL St TEED. Mercantile Building, opposite Chamber o. Commerce, Chlca- o. TTOR SALE - S: 1,000 brl* choice varieties APFLE3. Choice DAIRY BUTTER. In crocks and tabs. 300 gallons FRESH lO.MAToES,hcrm«*llcaUyseal eo. A very cnclc* article, pnl np In 1 and 3-gaUo: cacr. Inriale at "0 cents ptr nllon. ’ E, WHYTE & :0 M 141 South Water-fit, gg~Orders solicited. TfOH SALE— Shingle, Stave and Barrel Machinery, Comprising shingle mills, fending mills, shingle and heading lomters, stave Jointers, slave cutter.*, fending rounders ana planers, canalizing and ent-ott saws, Ac. An new. of onr own manufacture, and warranted. FULLER A FOBD, 282 and 284 Msaison-ft. on A BKLS. OP Pure Ohio Cider In store at Dnpee’s Ham Itomc, cornet Clark and Six lecntt-sle. F«r sale at retail or dls.-ount w the traae. ACdrsss 970 Wabash-av. JAMESTUUNfcL. T> ARE CHAHCE FOB MERCHANTS. * FOB SALE; A CAREFULLY SELECTED STOCK OP Dry Goods, Groceries, &-c,. Invoicing abcot $1&000; aU purchased within a year cast, aid lease on store. Store located in a thriving town a shert distance from Chicago. Satisfactory rut. sens given (hr selling. For paructtlare Inqu^of^ Commission Merchant, S 2 LnSallVeu, Chicago. business ffiarlrs. H WHEELER PERCE & CO, who • wers burnt out at 240 Lake-sU have, taken store No. 280 Sooth Water-st, where wo will open with a stock of fresh roods. We will keep » good sup ev. as heretofore, of Coarsa and Fine Hominy, Samp, at Meal, Faina, Pearl Barley. Split Peas, TabtoeA Saco, Buckwheat, Graham and White Winter Wheat Flour, and all grades ot Granulated Meals, etc. We take this opportunity to thank onr customers aid so licit a continuance of their former from tbe trade solicited. Q. It BLELCIt i’ERCL A CO.. Commission Merchants, 2SO South watcr-sh. MALTING COMPANY, Hos, 2 and 4 Michigan-av., niannfaeltjvers of Malt and De&ltn la Barley and Uys. ty vre keep constantly on hand stocks ol Prim* Barley and Bye Malt, which we are prepared to eeU tl lee lowut market rates. UNDERWOOD & CO., General Commission Hercbanls, Cor. LaSalle acd Washington-sts, CHICAGO. Give particular attention to both baying and i effing Grain, Flour, Seeds, Porh s Lard, Beef, Tallow. Property bought and held on margins* and sold tStte in this or Easters markets, or Special rates ot Commission made to those i*fea tuml*h their own money for large pnrcnascs ol pro erty to be held for sale by ns. P« JL, Codcmood. Ben. tV. tlndcrwi 0 B. DTI PEE & CO. Sngnr-Cnred Hams, Bacon and Beef. Our Bams have now stood the t-st for the patt tes tears, in lids city. tVe arc now bavin :our a>aftUop ply for our customers. Oar Bams areail Branded thus: ezr c. 11. DCPEE *t CO._e3 Ascertain parties In this city have seen lit to fell ether Hams tor car own. we call Partlcn'arattention to the Cad that every Bam we care lb GUARDED Ab ABOVE, and no ethers are gtnulne. Office nortawtst c:raer bouth Mater and bta-Q-ata. Dll. RICHARDSON, • MASTTACmiKi: of Telegraph, Bound & Parlor Matches H. W. DURANT. Acent, Office, 41 Ulvef-gt. Tjy 11. WISDOM & SON, MANUFACTURERS OF SASH, DOORS, BLTNH9, Mouldings, Scroll Sawing,Tnralne, 97 North Franklin-st., corner of Ohio, Chicago. ©JEonh aith Goal., GOAL AT SUMMER PRICES We have a few handled tens ol he«t LACKAWAN A and PiTTSION COAL more than will supaly our cos toners, which we oiler, de.ivertd to any part of the city, at the loilowing prices: Ranee. Egg and large sizes, 812-30 per Ton. Cbestnnc..- 11.30 “ MINING AND SUPPLY CO -54 and 3« Raodolpb-st. WOOD AND COAL—Wood and coal. t am now clcstmr on: one thousand tons fine quality pnar Hill CoaL In qannUlles to salt Pif* cowers, at greaty reduced rates. Will coal at 19.50 per ton \ beeco at flO.OO; maple nt So. it» Blver-'U. tenth side of RnsU-st bridge, citing Taylor & WrifthVa 6tore CBAWFQKD. (General 'Notices. rpO-THE TRADE. CAUTION I We hereby caution our Weeds not to be impnssd noon by unprincipled manufacturers—and even tuerch*i»l»— wno make. or procure to be aade. Mdofferfor sale, spurious atd worthless goods, which they brand with our firm named “Colgata i Co. >• y. and else where. and sell as if of oar own manutactnre. Thu, of course, U rendered necessary by the sa»e ol large nnfrtitifg q( COUSTEPnCTTSOAPS. V^UH^^QIGATEaCO. OFBIOE OF THE COUNTS CLERK OK COOK COBKTT. FeKSS , 1567 . Notice Is hereby elves n all parties haying claims against Cook to present uem on or befjre gaturQay,ilarch3.lSC7. EDWAaD g SALOMOJ - County Clark. ■gMEUY OIL bIONES. Something Wew. Oil stones. Razor Hone*. Emery Wheel*. Curriers £££ sag «°a 223 uuhl AT. art r.o WORKb —The Argillo carbon CUtT. Bock Island CroatS nu aStSS* VeUow. ISocKlnelKun and Stone tfnre, ft;^^A^eaa a sass? 1i,,,,<i,i,i,t ‘ !iT Notice- CmCAOO * Altqx Raujicup Coscpaxt. BCTrasT«DEST’B omcs,, L»7. 0I» account of Urn loss of an Important bridge, on this Use, by freshet, so mtoagn train* win leave CU* tapo to Spttoßaeld UUfaitner notice. Xbo vri' mln ff lQn Accommodation Train VfUl nm on UsTtgular Umc jOroyosalg. 7\DAUT£RMASTER GENERAL’S I f OFFICE. ■W*finsaTOjr,D.a»re&.3a,lS67. OF OPSKIKO op bids fob POaTrOW ABUf THASSWJHTATION. Tto tlmp for it e opertt? ot vm f £LnV?>l Trt csportaOoo, •j>yttci by jhKer.i»eme.t i from iim ©mceof January is. tffff.U hereby «t«a4*l ijU =>• of ltow<lay s the 7th «3ay ‘ t March, b, O&of theQoartema««£g|eT^ LIS3< BtV Col, 124 AMI. Qaartcrjawwr, U. S. A. Itansas JLanXrs. SALE OF KANSAS LANDS. Co TUESDAY, lbs 2J day of April, 1837, *lll ba oCfliodat PUBLIC SALE At the Eldrldgo Ilonsci In tho city of LAWBBNOI), UXIU, About 155,000 Acres of Land, Jituaio Irt lint counties of Leavenworth, Wjraadottt, cDcfMJB sou Douklm, sod knowu m mo "DELAWARE RESERVE.” Tlttto lafida lie directly on t!to mala liny of the Onion Pacific Railway, Eatltrn Division. Tbe branch of tbaiama Road If om Leavenworth to Lawrence passe* through them, ami tho railroad from hi. toon u> Leavenworth runa along their Kaitam. Location, and ahnndanca of Timber and Wuer, tbCM iaooa are the fLNEbT IN TUB eTATtJ. Up tba treaty with too Delaware* In ;hgo. tho Indian lUi# Vo the *• iVc**rvt” vaaeittneoubt9d,aod»Uic»Uiac date many fauna have been Improved* and ebaretka, school ncrwci.grtitacdaaw mill# erected, and many c.berlmpfovea.entao:ade thereon. TbaciimateofEansas la remarkablybeaUhlal, and to formers and aeitlera these ianda offer Greater Indncetneniatban any other* la the West. Also, at the tame place. Immediately alter tbfl impo sition of tbe above Lands, wlh be sold shoot - 28,000 ACHDB OF X*A2 Situate Id tbe southeastern part ot the “Sac and Fax Reserve,” In tbe county ot Franklin, Kansas. Also, a large number of TOWN LOTS and BLOCKS in tbe towns ot North Lawrence, Tonganoiie and Peny. Tbe tale will commence cn April 3d* 1£57, and will continue Irom dav today naUi al tbi lands above Earned have been disposed of. Tbe Lands will be of ftred la tracts to sou pnrchisers. _ % . Tanas or Sals—one-third cash and balance in two equal aann*l payments, with 6 per cent interest them cn from date of purchase. B. IC. BABTBOLOW, Agent. hoofing. pLAbIIC SLATE ROOFING. A TEST OF FIVE TEAKS baa demonstrated tba mpertomy ot tbta catena! over every ctacr now known. A mastic—it adapts itself to every sh*pr acd slope, from flat to peirecmcnlar. covert ns tbe wools root wltbontseam or Non-combustible—u u net tbe means of Oittroying your property* but of protecting It. Notwvpamive— mat ter bow ictcsM. can compel U to czpasd or contract. Itnpervioaa—water cor even m, ran or dissolve it. Dpdrcavtnp—time and tbe eiementa only mature and perfect it. To sum op tbe whole matter, ttu Fire, Water and Frost Proofs and Is eA toper than asr other .good materia!, and bettor tnan the mo« extensive. . The New York Tribune tn tpeakln* of U »ays i * Wa consider this mventmc tbe grestmboo*; ot the ace." The Farmer's Club ot tbe American la»Utute pro* roancetbe invention one cf the nest importantever discovered. . ' . For tie past yearwe have been engaged in supplying this material to the people ol lUtnoti and Wisconsin, and from the many Catteries testimonials now on Ue in onr oOce. we tcei warranted in saying, to their an* Uie satisfaction. ROOFING FELT, and also the new SHEATH INS FELT nsed tor lining building*, and COAL TAB ccn ttantly cm hand .at lowest market rates. Circular* ■“* on application. 45Kg ND . 33artnersl)ips. "VI OTICE. The copartnership of V GILLETTE. WATSON * CO. I* dissolved by mutual cement, to date from Feb. 1,1567. Horace C. Gillette. James E. Alien and -Martin P. FoHett. having pnrehised James L- Wats-’C’s Intsrest In the stock ana assets of said firm, win continue the Boot and Shoe Jobbing trade at the old stand, . , j 46 TjABIE-3T., Under the firm name ot GILLETTE., ATTTEW & FOILETT. JAMES L. WATSON, having purchased the Maau iactortng Department, will .continue to manufacture enr well-known custom-made gooes, at the old Fac tory. Non. 356, 35S and 360 North Clark-sf. py order* toUtUed. HORACE C. GILLETTE, JAMES k,* AIKEN,* * MARTIN P. FOLLETT. J-JIIiSOULTIOX. THE FIRM OF JEWETT ii-BtrTI.EE, Importers and Jobbers of Hardware, is this day dls- Icl ted bv mutual coifcnf, Oliver B. Bailor retiring. Tb*. hnsln*-** wIV. tm by FREDERICK. toe old stand. 18 LaKE-BT^ Wt o Is authorized to nse the firm name In I'anldallxa. tStgoadl F KEDEBICK J EW KIT, Feb. 20, 1567. OLIVER K, BUTLER. pOPARTKEKSHIP NOTIOK MB, J. C. MOOAB Is admitted a member cf onr firm from January 1, *6S. CT-aTHC, WHJTEHOITSS & Co;__ ATOTICE OF COPABTHEIWEHP. J_\ The ncdcrslencd have this dav fermsd a cop*trt nership under the tame and style of PETTITT, SMITH & CO., For the purpose ot aolug a Flour and General Com toridon business, s< the olu stano tf ytTIITT A bM n H , K o. s. GBAEiIR L. SMlrft, CPAS. G. WICKER. Chicago. Feb. 11.1567. tSf~ Liberal cash advances made on consignments. FBTIITT, Sill ! H i CD, Jlumtec. 'TIMBER FOR bALE—3(IO,OOO feet of A HB"WET> TIMBT3U For ea’c, irom SI feet to 50 lect lone anti from 10 inches to J 6 Inch's square. Id lots to sail.DOrdtasera. Theli®* her Is laid near bexrotefnth and Grave sts. Inquire c< PETER WOOD. g-13 3:oUi Wmur-it. J^TJMBEK! LUMBER! 75.000 It. wiilte'svooa liORS, 50.000 ft* Bosstvood “ 85.000 It. Asti “ 10.000 It. Elm “ These logs are lying in a mill-yard beside the track ct the Michigan Southern Railroad, at Rolllce *Tairla ytation, slxty-slx miles trom Chicago, and can be tawed to Ci der, atd wiil he sold low. Agricultural Implements. ytTRsT & BRADLEY, MANUFACTURERS OF PLOWS, Sulky Cultivators, Sulky Hoy Rakes, Cornstalk Cutters, Field Rollers, Harrows, Scrapers, Wheelbarrows, * And other Agricultural Implements. A large assortment corstant-y on hand. Liberal dls» counts and inducements • nered to Dealers. SEND FOR PARTICULARS. Nos. 56, 58 60 & 62 North Jefferson-st, CniCAHO, ILL. •Rmohals. - T)ESIO VAR—R. Abbey & Co., Wholesale Dealers in Ohio Stood' Ware, Glassware, Ac., Have removed their stock from 139 and 1 11, to the more commodious warehouse, 129 it 131 North Water-«t., cop. LaSalle* A lew doors ws*t cf old stand, where, with. Increased fkclUilse, they are prepared to attend promptly to au orders in their line. 100,000 Stone iUtkPana In store Chicago, Feb.3B.l&b<« B. ABBbY A CO^_ diaper flangings. y MAECOTTE & CO. Furniture and Decoration. [Largest and choicest assortment ol French Imported Paper Hangings, 01 allMnds. Warerootns. 3, a and 7 East Fonrth-st. SEW TOES CITY. Liberal tensa to the trade. faadjinetg. IMPORTANT TO LTJMBAHMHN’. An immense saving of labor, and a much %tter nnalltTtiTlomter prtxluced, by the use o! HA\E-> & SIEWUAN’S PATENT DOUBLE PARALLEL EDUEH- Wees ail widths, from 3* to 38 ta'-bes, andperfeetlp fSpted to maaine Strips. price Urt seat tree on application. Addraas HATES &j»EWMAN,Ucad>IIa,OUegoCo,S.Y, Railroabs. OHICAGO & ALTOS R. R. SPECIAL NOTICE. On and after MONDAY, 23TH INST, this Compa ny will receive and lorw ard Freight ifcr ALLS laUana on the Line. PATENT OFFlCES.—lnventors who with to tike ont Letters intent counsel with MUSJi* CO.. E«to» «t tte Sffieoofle Atzerlcar, who hive prosecuted d*!?* Patent office for marly tw en t yytsra. Amertcaa and European Patent toe awt the world. CbiOtei less than «y otter relUUa ‘‘ifSnrW't, coataMcc ran laitractlcia to lnraw ors, la sent gratia. Addresa ABD'S PATENT nae* ud nwaartory 53 ooatt jeConcMt. >el tSSnSaia aacriptfra 5 j Soata Ui Ictjt. SEijticatumai. TNSTITUIB OF DRAWING, SUK- I vcf las and Civil EnclTjccrtps, at Toiaaton. k»Se lnaians, ti lie* Croo Chlcißo, o. M- U. «rH p„ytTw. * C. H. B* opens Apnl l\a;»l step*- IS tsb to b« a Draftsman. isTa SurrcTor, sj) a litO BntVMCT urawlns teachers «nt t-» cfab- of 10 to 20 WhoSS: iKi. VAX DEB SAILLE.V, loraclr- EOB'T hale. Gen'l SatfV jptocfeljoU3er&' jEming. OFFICE MEKC HANTS’ SAYINGS, IDAS asu frtk9-iscl . Ill!AA=oUil«ai«otm. i.i;csa;MeMi;rUjVrj hvMSoUOa-tc.aaoiini. I* J.yAflUcMtoM. 9S LaSaLe-st- Chicago, lIL COOMBS & CO., Boiling Pralne. Indiana, JAMES SMITH, Gen. Freight Agcnt._ jaunts. SICX2J * CO* 37 fart-rowr. Saw rent.