Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune, March 18, 1867, Page 2

Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune dated March 18, 1867 Page 2
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Also, Rive Tour PKxsrVTandlatcre address yr~ Money, hr Draft, genre**. Money orders, orla ffrgiirt* rad Letters, mnv be sent Hour rise. Address, TRIBUNE COm CRieus, 111 MONDAY, MARCH 18. 1807. the bankrupt act-its scope AND EFFECT. A correspondent Inquires concerning the effect of the new Bankrupt Law; whether it supersedes and nullifies the icsolvctt or bankrupt laws of the various States, or whether these laws dre still in full vigor; and, especially, whether a man can surrender his properly under the State insolvent laws fer the benefit of preferred creditors as hereto fore permitted by those laws, notwithstand ing the new act of Congress? , Among the powers of Congress enumera ted by the Constitution (Art. I. Sec. VHI,)iS the power “to establish uniform laws on the “subject of bankruptcies throughout the “ United Slates.” This power is not exclu sive, and may be exercised by the States under certain restrictions, which are thus stated by Chaneellor Kent (2 Comm, 3M): “ No State bankrupt or insolvent law can be “ permitted to impair the obligation of con “ tracts; and there must likewise he no act “ of Congress in existence on the subject “ conflicting with such law. There is this “ further limitation, also, on the power of “ the separate States to pass bankrupt or “ insolvent laws, that they cannot, in the “ exercise of that power, act upon the *• rights of citizens of other States.” Under these restrictions a State may pass bankrupt laws ; hut when there Is an act of Congress on the subject, it is supreme on all matters embraced in Us provisions, and any State laws conflicting -with it are null and of no effect. The new Bankrupt Law fully covers the question of preferred creditors, and. therefore, overrides any statute of a State authorizing a different rule. The new law declares that “the following claims shall he entitled to priority or preference, and “ be first paid in full in the following order.” It (hen enumerates, Ist, fees and costs of proceedings under the act, and for the cus- tody of property ;2d, debts dne the United States, and taxes and assessments under tbc laws thereof; Sd, debts due the State in which tbe proceedings are had, and taxes and assessments under its laws ; 4th, wages dne to any operative, clerk, or housi-serv ant, to an amount not exceeding SSO, for labor performed within six months next pre ceding the first publication of notice of pro ceedings in bankrnptey ; and sth, all debts dee to any person who, by the Jaws of the Vnited States (not of any Stale), are or may be entitled to a priority or preference, in like manner as if this act had not been passed. All other creditors “ whose debts are duly proved “ and allowed, shall be entitled to share in “in the bankrupt’s property and estate pro tl rata without any priority or preference “ whatever.” It will be seen that aside from creditors preferred by the laws of the United States and the claims of a State for taxes and assessments, no preference is permitted except in the case of operatives, clerks and house-servants for wages not exceeding SSO. This is the supreme law of the land on the subject of preferred creditors, and a Slate law authorizing or permitting a different role is no longer of any force. The Bankrupt Law adopted by the last Congress is the third that has been enacted in this country, but is much more sweeping and comprehensive In in Its pro visions than either of its predecessors. The first one was passed April 4, 1800. It was limited to five years, and from, thence to the end of the next session of Congress; but it was repealed within that period by the act of December 19, 1603. The sixty-first section of that law declared that the act should not he construed to repeal or annnl the Jaws oi any State then In force for the relief of insolvent debtors, except so far ns might respect persons and cases clearly with in its purview; thus leaving the State insol vent laws to operate as far as they might, constitutionally, unaffected by the act of Congress, except where that act might apply to individual cases. The repeal ol the law In less than three years after its passage at tests its unpopularity and its unsatisfactory results. The second Bankrupt Law was passed in August, ISU, and was repealed in March, 1643, thus dying younger even than f nl ort * llved P re<3ece » Jor - The sentiment of the c, nntT y wag opposed to a R oe.«.rai bankrupt system, and the jurists were divid ed on lutuivca m such legislation. Chancellor Kent, writiug in view of the results of the law of 180 D, said. “The objection to a National Bankrupt Sys- tern consists in the difficulty of defining. the satisfaction of every part of the country, tho precise class of debtors who can, con sistently with the constitutional jnrstdiction ol Congress over the subject, be made the objects of it; and in the grea* expense, de lay and litigation which have been fonndto attend proceedings in bankruptcy; and lathe Etiil more grievous abuses and fraud which the system leads to, notwithstanding the Tigllar.ce and integrity of those to whom tbe administration of the law may be commit ted.” The Thirtj'-nlnth Congress seems to have found no such obstacle as that men tioned by Mr. Kent in regard to the class of creditors who may be properly included In the provisions of a bankrupt law ; for they extend its benefits to every person 44 resid ing within the jurisdiction of the United States, owing debts provable under this act, exceeding the amount of $300.” The results of the new law are too much a question of the future to authorize great confidence in the expression of an opinion on the subject; yet it may be questioned whether the frauds and grievous abuses attri buted to the system by the distin guished commentator on American law, can well be greater than those which have sprung up and flourished under the insolvent laws of the several States. The question as to whether the power of Congress to establish uniform bankruptlaws throughout the United Stales Is exclusive, or whether a State has the power to pass bankrupt laws, was ably discussed in the case of Slurgis vs. Crowranshidd, 4 Wheaton, 122. Suit was brought in the Circuit Court of Massachusetts against the defendant, as the maker of two promissory notes, dated at New York, on the 22d of March, ISU, paya ble on the loth of the succeeding August. The defendant pleaded his discharge under the insolvent law of New York, which was adopted a few days subse quent to the date of his notes. The Judges of the Circuit Court wore divid ed in opiuion. acd seat a certificate of their divhrion on the question of the exclusive authority of Congress, and. also as to wheth er the New York insolvent law was a bank rupt act, and a law Impairing the obligation of contracts within the meaning of the Con stitution. Chief Justice Marshall delivered the opinion of the Court, and the doctrine was laid down as already stated In this ar ticle, that the power of Congress Is not ex clusive. The Chief Justice said: 44 1 t does not appear to be a violent construction of the Constitution, and is certainly a conven ient one, to consider the power of the States ns existing over such cases as the laws of the Union may not reach. But be this as it may, the power granted to Congress may be exercised or declined as the wis dom ofihat body shall decide. Ifiutbeopln ion of Congress, uniform laws concerning bankruptcies ought not to be established. It does not follow that partial laws may not ex ist, or that State legislation on the subject must cease. It is not the mere exist ence of the power, but Its exercise, which is incompatible with the exercise of the same power by the States. It is not the right to establish these uniform laws, but their ac tual establishment, which is inconsistent with the partial acts of the Stales.” It was also held that the New York law, so far as it attempted to discharge the defendant from his debt, was unconstitutional. 44 In the case at bar,” said the Court, 44 the defendant has given his promissory note to pay the plaintiff a sum of money on or before a certain day. The contract binds him to pay that sum on that day; and that is Its obligation. Any law which re leases a part of Ibis obligation must, in the literal sense of the word, impair it. Much more must a law Impair it which makes it totally invalid and entirely discharges it.” The discharge of a bankrupt under a State law Is no bar to an action by a citizen of an other State, in the courts of the United States or of any other State than that where the discharge was obtained. Thus tbe dis charge of an insolvent debtor under tbe laws oflllinois would be no bar to asuit on a con tract in New York, unless by some act the citizen of Kew York bad made himself a party to the proceedings in bankruptcy. We have endeavored to make It clear to the un professional reader, 1* That while the several States possess the power to enact Insolvent or bankrupt laws that power is inferior to the power of Con gress. and can only be exercised when Con gress neglects to exercise Its superior power. 2. That such laws arc necessarily Imper fect and are not bankrupt laws in the proper Bence or the term, since they can'operate only within the jurisdiction of the State that enacts them, and cannot act on the rights of citizens of other States. 8. That the recent Bankrupt Law is the law of the land, and no State law ob subjects embraced in its provisions has any further force or effect. ' RECONSTRUCTION IN VIRGINIA. The Virginia Legislature which, in Decem ber last, had it In their powcr.to secure the immediate restoration of that State by the ratification of the pending Constitutional Amendment, were terribly excited by the passage of the recent Reconstruction Bill. After several days* debate, in which the members aired their vocabulary of invec tives, liey rejected Onld’s policy of doing nollifoir, and resolved to seize the machinery of reorganization by providing for holding a State Convention, to be called, elected and qualified under the auspices of the existing State Government- With this view they ap pointed a committee to visit Washington and consult with the President. While the committee was in Washington, Senator Wil son’s supplemental hill, ignoring the pro vince of the Johnson-rebel Governments, and vesting the initiative power In the Com manding General, was introduced into Con gress. This hill has taken the wind out of the sails of the Legislature, and for the huedreth time, the leaders are bewailing the “lost cause.” Under these depressing cir cumstances, the Richmond Enquirer publishes a letter, which it intro duces as from the pen of “ one of the most prominent citizens of the Com monwealth.” This letter proposes that the Legislature recommend that Congress pro pose os amendments to the Constitution four proposititions, to the effect. 1. That the Union is restored; and, based on equal laws, shall bo perpetual. 2. That any State attempting to secede shall ibfelt all political rights and he reduced to tho condition of a Territory; all citizens participating in the revolt shall be guilty of treason, and punished accordingly. 3. Suffrage shall be uniform, and all males over twenty-one years of age, not convicted of crime, who can write their own names, end are worth $250, shall be entitled to vote iu the State where they [have resided one year. 4. Representation in Congress shall behased upon suffrage. Ibis proposition, it is said, will he accept able to all the Conservatives (rebels) of the State. It Is a great misfortune that these Conservatives never thought of such a proposition until after the Re* construction Bill bad become a law, and impartial suffrage had been established. One year ago Virginia could have secured her restoration upon even easier terms than she can do cow, ortban will ever be offered again. Then, bya ratification of the Constl-. tntlonal Amendment, she would have shared with Tennessee the privilege of representa tion in Congress. Kow, she will have not only to ratify that amendment, but will have to make .impartial suffrage principle of her Elate organization. Then she was asked only to proscribe from office those who, in addition to having engaged in rebellion, had violated official otthsof fidel ity to the United Stales; now she will have to do all that and make the negro a voter by fixed and inviolable laws. Had the pen of one of the most prominent men of the State been emploved a year ago, in urging upon the Conservatives of Virginia the necessity and the duty of accepting the terms of restoration offered by Congress, nnd had those Conservatives then conceded a tithe of what Is now to be forced from them, the country would have been saved much alarm, Virginia would now be under a law lul State Government, having Representa tives and Senators in Congress, and the Con servatives would have the satisfaction of knowing that they voluntarily proposed thf justice, which is now established by force, in defiance of all their protests and denials. We have long been satisfied that there is hut one policy for which the rebels have any respect, and that is the policy of force. Appeals to their manliness, to their patriot ism, to their sense of justice, md even to their own sufferings are all utterly vain. They accept such pleadings as evidence of weakness, and forthwith taunt us with cow ardice. But they do respect the authority of a Major General, and they have a whole some deference for military courts and mili tary pewer. They bold the flag of the Union in detestation ; bat they take off their hats to the bayonet. They are conscious traitors, who cannot understand any attempt to con ciliate or befriend them ; who think thatthe moment the Government acts kindly towards them, that the Government stands in awe of their valor and their superiority, and they never fully appreciate their own condition or the power and authority of the Government, until they stand In the pres ence of armed troops, and hear the slurp and determined judgments of a military commander. Time spent in trying to Induce these men to do right voluntarily is time thrown away, and the sooner Congress places the whole administration of affairs in the rebel States in military hands, the soon er will the respect of the Conservatives he obtained, and the sooner will they arrive at a clear understanding of their own folly and crime. Sen n t o?"cr man' on Friday introduced a joint resolution to remove the disability to hold office from Jo.-eph E. Brown, of Geor gia, and Robert Patton, of Alabama. It was referred to the Judiciary Committee, and we have no doubt will be reported on favorably and passed. It will show the South the spirit of magnanimity in which they may expect to be met by the people of the North, as goon as they show an honest determina tion to accept the situation in good faith. Governor Brown, especially, by his straight forward and courageous course in Georgia, since the passage oi the Reconstruction Liw, has earned the gratitude of the country, and already receives the warm esteem and sym pathy oi the loyal party of the N.-rth. To remove the disability under which he has been placed by the law, won’d not only be an act of justice richly deserved, bat it would be a notice to the leading men of the Sonth that they have only to come forward in the right spirit to be received and gene rously pardoned. Mr. Shcnnjn’s resolution exhibits the right spirit, and will be second ed by the people. A Candid Confrssion.— The Springfield Sentinel makes a frank but rather superfluous confission. It fays of the war: 44 Had we known what we know now, as doubtless thousands of other feci, the 4 Union’ armies would Lave bceu smaller and the Confederate larger.” It would puzzle tbut venomous Copper head print to show how it was io the power of its party to give the rebels any more aid and comfort thun was done. They prevented enlistments to the extent of their power; they organized resistance to the con-crip lion ; ttey encouraged desertion ; they aided thousands of Confederate prisoners to escape htek to the rebel lines; they sent as many recruits to the Confederates as they coaid persuade to go ; they denounced the war un ceasingly acd predietedits lailurc. They run a Presidential ticket on the Issue of opposl licnlo a continuance of the contest. They organizer* a formidable secret society called the 4 * Sons of Liberty,” in which each mem ber was sworn and pledged to help the rebel and hurt the Union cause all that lay In his power, and these pledges were faithfully ful filled. The Union was saved by the loyal people, in spite of the Copperhead and rebel efforts to destroy it. Take this little Incident in corroboration: Dr. Bowles, of Indiana, a pure and unadulterated Copperhead, who was arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced to death, but subsequently sent to tbe Peni tentiary, at Columbus, Ohio, for having en gaged in an attempt to release the rebel prisoners at Camp Morton, to sack the arse nal to arm them, to organize a rebellion at Lome to overthrow the existing authorities, murder the Governor, and establish a Gov ernment in alliance with the rebels, it was stated by some Cincinnati paper, had joined the Republican parly. The Colonel wrote to the New York Freeman's Journal , contra dicting tbe statement, and upon that letter the editor of the Freeman's Journal , Mr. James A. McMaster, thus comments: “Colonel Cowles was opposed, nswc were, to the late war between the Mates. As au honest Democrat he was bound to oppose it. In the a‘- t-rrin to organize ntietance io it at th- North. which never came Ao anything practically—anti never amounted to a constructed 4 conspiracy,’ wmitt CUor.tl Jiowles, *n places, in til’ otgamza'lon Known as the 4 Sons of Warty? For hU connection with ibis organization he was tried and condemned to be hanged. We were as deep in the movement ashewns, and so testified under oath, before the same military commis sion that condemned him. Colonel Dowries did what we did in that movement a-d nothing more. He strove io awaken the scctlmeul among Democrats at the North, that, under the guise of v»ar with the South, all our liberties were attached, and the fundamental principles of onr political order were in process of oblim™. Hon. We did what wc bad the right to do—mUt Federal encroachment on o„r Slate rights. ur 44 We felt sure Colonel Bowles had not «wcrved from tbe old Democratic faith. We congratulate him on his vindication of himself.” Tns New York Post Office. —The New Yorkers are having a trying time of it over the location of their new Post Office. After sis or seven years’ quarrelling and conten tion, they finally agreed to sell the Govern ment a piece off the lower end of the City Hall Park, next toßarnnm’s old Museum, for half a million of dollars. A hill passed Con gress ratifying the bargain and appropriat ing the money. The City Council also con tinued the sale, and nothing remained but to get the State Legislature to sanction It. The K. Y. Herald clamored for the park site as the best and only proper place for the Post Of fice ; but it is now opposing it with ail Its might. It fears that the imposing structure will overshadow Us own now building across the street. The New York Timet says: “ The Hoard of Cotmcilmcn have determined to rccoD-idcr their action m authorizing the sale, and have appointed a committee lo bear ob]ee- Uousfrom citizens. Yesterday the committee met. hot there was no opponent of the measure sbamrleef enough to appear publicly and giro n reason against it. Jnftciu would be difficult, nnon any rrotmd, lo oCVr a irood rea-iou why tbf nr« loci should not be consummated. Tbo paint selected !« utlcrly valueless, in Its present state, as a public park, while Its adaptability.lo the lo cation for a P<>st Office has been f-Jlv discussed andsbrolnu-ly deepen npoti. The interests of (be city r\ili bo best subserved by placing the Post Office there,and the people of New York city will insist upon t** ini'U’n«r,< or *!»•» compact.” In op. Out op tub U.mos y—The Copper heads frequently itk, with an ak of answer if-you-can, “ are the States lately in rebel lion in or out of the Union ?” This question was recently put by a pompous Democrat to a quiet, yet observing and reasoning Repub lican. and conclusively answered by the lat ter in the following terms; “The question is aptly illustrated by your own personal history. Several y cars ago you united with the church. You have always been a hard member to manage, and if I am correctly in formed, charges of downright misconduct have lately been preferred against you, aud you have been suspended until- such time as the -church can investigate your case, and determine whether you are worthy of being re-adm|tted to full membership. Now will you please to inform me whether you are in or out of the church ?” 22T* The Common Council, on Saturday evening, very properly reconsidered Its former negative action, and confirmed the Mayor’s appointment of Mr. C. N, Holden as Tax Commissioner of the city of Chicago. This office, created by the new amendments to the City Charter, is one of the most Im portant in the corporation, and we regard the appointment of Mr. Holden a lit occa sion for gralulation on the part of the tax- Pftjirff public, whose Interests will have to he reviewed and adjusted by the Tax Com missioner. C3T The new liberty of the press supposed to have, been conferred upon France by her generous master, the Emperor, In his recent proclamation of concessions, is illustrated la the case of M. Emile dc Girardin. For wri ting an article for the press, In which ho criticised the Emperor’s government pretty sharply, he was fined five thousand francs, about SI,OOO. If this were tho penalty for criticising the humble Individual of the ■White Bouse, the country would need no other system of taxation, unless the editorial corps should forego tho costly luxury. A Coquette Bbocght into Court.— At a recent term of the Ashland, Ohio, Common Picas, a case was disposed of where a young man was plaintiff, and a former sweetheart defendant. He had, while courting her, made her presents to the value of about $2,800. Sh*, however. Jilted him, and mar ried another. The jury returned a verdict for the amount he had presented her, and six cents damages. irmuTUKE. Notlces of Heceat Publication*, OUR MUTUAL FRIENh. By Charles Dickons. With original Illustration by 8. Eytiuge. Jr., green morocco cloth. Pacta 470 Price $1.50; Million! illustrations, sl*.s. Boston: licknor & Fields. ISO 7. Sold by ail booksellers. Second volume of the Diomond t)ick«ns, a series of fiction, the most readable and pop ular in the language, and the cheapest and most beautiful edition we have ever seen. “Pickwick” and “Our Mutual Friend” are out, and thirteen volumes are forthcoming. Green and gold, Dickens’ face in gilded dia mond, Ticknorand Fields’ monagraph, em bellished ha/if» characteristic frontispiece, breast-pocket size, floe clear paper, double coXunns, type of exceeding neatness, no typo/nphlcal blunders, a model plan, and executed in the highest stylo of the hoot making art. fbc irony, the wit, tbe humor of the pres ent author have been tested by censors safer than professional critics, namely, public ac ceptance ; and we are satisfied with the re sult. But the illustrations of this volume onght to havi a passing notice. The word painter andihe genius of the graver and the easel havcwellnigh merged into one call ing; and-t is fit that Dickens and Eytinge should cjme together. The former is grown hoary ir the fulsome honor'of his craft; the latter is mounting with Marshall to the high paces of fame. The young artist will force* laugh from the prosiest beef-eater if lie wll but turn to the hundred and seveu teerih page and look upon Sloppy and the Inmcents. Podsnappery is a success. Mrs. Bolin Is bnxora, pug-nosed and rollicking. Bit the “Cherub and the Lovely Woman,” B<lla and her father, is the most laughable ojtbe engravings. There arc twelve other pates well selected as to subject, and done h the Eytinge manner. DADD’S THEORY AND PRACTICE OF VET , EKINARY MEDICINE AND sUROEBY, con taining the Curative i‘rcatm»nt of Disca-es of Horse? and ’.’aUle. Sheep and >wlne, and cm bi acta? all rh<* latest information oo Ihe Rinder pest and 1 1 icbma. By George Dadd, Veteri nary Surgeon, author of “Anatomy and Physi ology of the Hors?,” Modern Horse Doctor, etc. Elegantly IJla a t-a*cd. 8 vo. Caff. Cincinnati; If. W. 'Jarioß Si Jo. Sold by subscription. Seven hundred and eighty two pages of tlu-uchtfnl and systematic theory and prac ■icc of Ihe art of curing sick horse?, cattle, {•heel* and pigs. Mi. Dudd is already recog nized as the standard authority upon the diseases or the horse ; and beside neatly ex tending the reputation of the antn*r, the hook before us will supply a want oi no small nramey. Tl.c title sets forth the work r nntl »•«..- *•_—a -ii l>«n been assumed for It. Some parts of it arc Interesting lo the general reader, particu larly the chapters on the rinderpest and trichiniasis. We cm recommend the hook. THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR. To be Zl«*ld nt ftalncy from September 30 to October 5, ISG7. Tbc Executive Board of the Illinois State Agricultural Society bag fixed on the city of Quincy as the place for holding the annual Fairs in ISGT and TS&S. The time fixed for hold's? it this year is the week commencing September 80, and ending October 5. The premium ii-t is one of the falJest..and most complete ever Issued by tbe Board, and should receive a ready response from the farmers, manufacturers and artisans of the: Slate. Tbe citizens of Quincy bare guaran teed to the Society every facility that is re quisite for making tbe Fair a success ; and the railroads of the State have gencrglly sig-’ uiCed their willingness to grant the usual liberal accommodations for the transporta tion of passengers and freight. The Fair Grounds will be open for the re- i ccplion of all articles except stock on tbe 27th ofScptember. Exhibitors of machinery and Implements are desired to ship such as arc intended for exhibition as early as possi ble after the first week in September, so as to give ample time for transportation. ENTRIES, Entries may be made by addressing the Corrcipondiug Secretary, Springfield, nil nose, nnd enclosing $1.50 for a membership ticket, before tbe 27th day of September, at which last date the entry books will be open ed iu the city of Quincy, and remain there two days, after which all entries must be made on the Fair Grounds. Blank applica tions will be furnished at any lime. All ex hibitors must purchase membership tickets of the Treasurer before making entries. The pamphlet con taining the premium list has all of the rules and regulations for the government of exhibitors, awarding committees, superin tendents of departments, superintendent of ground, payment of premiums, &c. ADMISSION TO TUB GROUNDS. The Board have agreed upon the following rates of admission to the grounds: Membership Ticket, entitling tbe purchaser to compete for every premium, ana to be admitted to the grounds during the Fair, $1.50: single ticket, admitting one person orce, WJ cents; childien 12 years and under. 25 cents; fcekets admitting o e horse and rider once, 75 ccuts; tickets admitting one-horse vehicle and driver once. $1.00; tickets admlding two-horse vehicle and driver once, fI.UU; tickets admitting four horse vehicle and driver once, (1.00. CAMPING GROUND. The necessary camping grounds for all who desire accommodation will be provided in side the enclosure, &c. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. Freemasonry was introduced into this country in 1750. Texas lost by the war In round numbers $250,000,000. A gentleman who resides in Sumter Dis trict, South Carolina, writes: 44 1 have not been over five miles from home, and have seen and heard direct from three hundred acd sixty-six persons. The most of them are now without bread, and are actually subsist ing on corn-husks, and whatever they can got to preserve life upon, while there are others who Lave one and two bushels of com yet, but without any means to get more. Some have a horse or two and arc trying to raise a little crop, hut have little or nothing to live upon.” A butcher in Wheeling, during the past thirty-three years, has made C 25 miles of sausage.' The Nicholson pavement is being laid down in New Orleans. General Beauregard is putting down two squares at his own ex pense. At Rock mil, South Carolina, on Satur day, n woman became mother of five pounds of daughter; forty-two hours after, five and three-quarter pounds more of daughter re sulted, “simultaneously succeeded” by eight pounds and lour ounces of son, all to the de light O’) of a father more than seventy years old. “All doing well.” Few have done bettor. At rctms that the roll of Robert Toombs’ .-laves will l»c called at a Georgia ballot-box instead of at Bunker Hill.—jJosfcnAdwrtfcfi’. Generals Johnston, Hardee and Morgan have been appointed by the citizens of Selma to visit New Orleans in the interest of the New Orlcacs & Selma Railroad. The length ol the proposed road Is only 245 miles and in connection with the Alabama & Miisissippi Road, it will make a very direct line to New York, and reduce the time to New Orleans two dayaand a half. NEWS BY TELEGRAPH FROM OUR SUNDAY EDITION FBOK EUROPE* BF OCEAN TELEGBAPH. Great Britain. THE IRISH TROUBLES. London, March 18. Large bodies of troops have been sent to liver pool to preserve tbo peace, a rising of Fenians there being apprehended. A large number ol Fenians have been captured In various parts ol Iceland, and many committed for high treason. , London March Ifr—Evening. • Apcncral rising ofihcFeoians-is expected to take place throughout Ireland to-morrow, St. Patrick’s Day. 'ihe Government, which' Is luliy informed of ike movement, is believed to be able to suppress any insurrection before it assumes very formidable proportions „ Emigration to America Irom Cork for the past few days is extremely large. Many of the emi grants are recognized as being connected with the recent Fenian uprising in Killarney. Livebpool, March IC. The Great Eastern will sail on Saturday next for New York. Turkey. Tire eastern question. London, March 18—Noon, The Sernan question has been settled.. Lord. Derby says, officially, that (be force* of the Porte arc to leave Belgrade, anl the country will bo - practically free. The Turkish authority will be merely nominal. Lord Lyons, Ambassador to Constantinople,, writes that Tnrkcy will hasten reforms in favor of the Christians in Candia and elsewhere In the Turkish dominions. Vienna, March 18. Despatches received announce that rbc Turkish forces have been successful m battle with the rebels in Thessaly. Vienna, March IC. Despatches announce that the Turkish Govern ment has consented to the return of the Cretan exiles. The Can dlan Deputies to the Sublime Porto have reached Constantinople. France. CASTLENAU’S RETURN TOON MEXICO, Paris, March 18. General Casllcnau, aid to tho Emperor, has just retained from his Mexican mission. Paris. March 18. The iTonUeur to-day, In an official article, says that Marshal Bazafne and tho last of tho French troops left Mexico on the 10th of March. Spnlu. ELECTION FOR MEMBERS 07 THE CORTEZ. Madrid, March 10. In the general elections recently held throughout the Kingdom, tbc candidates favorable to the Government were mainly successful. Latest Foreign markets, FINANCIAL, London, March is—Koon. Consuls SI; EriotSX: Illinois CentralT9X; United States 5-20 bonds 71 X« London, March IS—Evening. Consols 91 for money; &-S0 oonds 7IJf; Erlo 40; Illi nois Central 73. Feankeobt, March ifc-Evening. VjO bonds 773 f, COMMERCIAL, Co vin active and farther advanced; middling op* Jandj..v,jf,j. jj rea dfltulfa firm. Corn, 43b for mixed western Lard steady. Pork, 77s Cd V 300 as for r ir . l “ e mess. Petroleum, Is 7d for standard white. . Ltviepool, March IS—Events?. Gotten clcselflHu. sales: 15,030 bales middling up land* aUStfd. for JprjßgrwJ 0 ” 11 * Wheat closed at 13s Sd per ccttal i*roTlß‘ons—Pork lotct. Lard, however, has ad* vonccd to 51s for Atneiican. Product—Tallow 4)s G*. Spirits of Turpentine—y* Cd. Llnsced-CCa. Calcutta whale oil £n per ton. FBOM TT-ISHISGTOir. [Special Despatch to the raicago Tribune.) Wabhinoton, March 10. CONFISCATION BILL. The measure cnßbcd “ A bill relative to dama ges done to lojal men,” Introduced into Uiq House two or three days ago by Mr. Stevens, is a' conAcatlon act of a very sweeping character. Ue will call It up some day next week and sup port It in an elaborate speech which he prepared more than a month ago. The following Is an abstract of the bill: Section one declares that all public lands be longing to the ten lebel States are forfeited to the United States. Section two directs the President forthwith to coon l tbe seizure of eneb property belonging to the bcllieerent enemy as is deemed lorftlted by ihe aet of .Toly 17,18U2, and hold nnd appropriate the same as enemy’s property, and further directs him to proceed to condemnation with that already seized. Section three prescribes bow such properly shall be condemned, viz; by a Commission of three persons for each rebel State, to be appointed by the President, to consist of one army olllcer and two non-icildent civilians, who shall adjudicate and condemn tbe propeity aforesaid no >er such foimsand proceedings ns shall he prescribed i.y tbc Auonie. Gercral ol tbe United States, where anon the title lo said property shall become vest ed in the United States. Sec* ion four provides that of the lands thus con flecatfcd there shall bo disuluutcd to liberated t-lavea as follows: To each adult male, whether tbe bead of a family or not, forty acres; to each widow or male person - who la tho head of the family, forty acre-, to be held by them !n fee simple, but lo be inalienable for tbc next u n years after they become seized tbueof. Tbe title to thea-? humeateadsi shall be vested in trustees appointed by th<* Secre tory of Wa% and held for Ihe use of the liberated .personsaforesaid; but at tbc end of ten years the absolute title to said homesteads shall be conveyed to said owners, tr to the heirs of such as are de»d. This lann is to be distributed end allotted by Commissioners appointed by the Secretary' Gi , Sccuii* n*« provides that ont of the balance of e T l yjh a *,seized and confiscated, there; shall he reused. In the •■•oner ucrelnafier provid ed, a sum equal tofihj f or eac h home stead, to be applied by the wustees hereinafter mentioned, towards the en ctlo, of buildings on said homesteads, for the nee of sttf emancipated persons, and tho further sum of jjve hundred millions of dol’urs. which shall be appropriated a-follows: Two hundred millions afiall boia veblul lo United Males six per cent securities, nt.o tho interest thereon s-'all be serm-ammally ceded to the pensions allowed by law to tbc> pensioners who have become so bvreasoa of ihc laie war. Three hundred millions, or bo much' Hereof as may he needed, «*••« I be appropriated to pay damages dotio to loyal citizens by tho ct <ll • or "’Hilary operations of tnc Government lately called the “ Conledetate States of America.” Mellon sis enacts exemption lor aQ person? whose property, on the l it ol March, i«i>s, wa wotth less than 55.000. except such as voluntarily became officers lit tbe civil or military service ol the rebel Government, and declares hat In en forcing confiscation, 53.C03 worth of property shall be left each delinquent. * 3 Section eovenmakesicthttdntyof the Commls-- sincus ramiil it. section third to make n fair valua tion oral!property seized and forfeit.o, and when, such valuation Is complete! in the several States, all ol said Commissioners shall meet . *s° r ."J 01 " at, blcpion anil assess the five bun- • dred millions aforesaid, as well as the allowance! for bomtf-U-ad buildings pro raw on each of the > properties or e hues thru seized, and shall give notice of such assessment and apportionment bv publication foralxty cays. 3 Dcction eight provides that if the owners of said ■ seized and forfeited estates shall wfihlu ninety daysaPcr the first of said publication?, nay into Ihe iYeaeury ol the Unltol States, the sum asses sed on ihe:r estates respectively, ail estates and lands not actually appropriated to liberated ; slaves shall be released and restored to their ownrs. Section nine declares that all property not re deemed as atoreatd, fibril be sold for the ucneflt of the United States. Froildrd, not more than three year« credit shall be given on the purchase of money, nnd that arable land shall not be sold in larger tracts than 500 acres. CONOIIESSIONAI. ELECTIOSB. The Uouec Judiciary Committee is considering theproprle y of rcporiinga bill fixing Congrea elonal elections throughout tbe United Stales, on the luesday next after tbe first Monday In No vember, I£W3, ar.d on the corresponding day in , every second year thereafter. The- committee fa vors snch a Ml, but ba» not yet decided whether to press it now or not. TREASLTIT DI=BCH9ZMESTS. Washington, March IC.—Disbursements of ‘ho week: War Department, $1,^22,700; Navy. SCOS,C24; Interior, #277,000. INTERNAL DEFINITE RECEIPTS. Receipts of Imcrnol Revenue for the week. $2,317,130.18. KEW Tons NAVAL OFFICE. The New York Tribune's special says; “II la generally believed that ihcre will bo no nomina tion sent to the Senate at present lor Naval Officer for New York. Mr. Franklin will, therefore, hold the place. It Is understood that Thnrlow Weed effected this when last to (bis cl>y. One or two of the applicanlF, now hero, assert that the Prcsl d> nt has positive y promised to send a nomina tion to tbe Senate, for that position, before Con gress adjourns,” raFBACmfENT. Washington, March IC.—The Judiciary Com mitt c continues to examine witnesses on the offi cial acts oi the President, witha view to sustain the charges of Impeachment. A RUMOR- There are rumors about an understanding be tween France and the United States that we arc to purchase Chihuahua, and that the proceeds arc to repay the Frcncb-Ucxican war bonds, which France is in the meanwhile to assume. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. Washington, March 10. SENATE. Mr. HOWE presented resolutions of tho Wis consin Legislature-for Ihc improvement of the Mississippi River, aid aid in tbe construction ot the Northern Pacific Railroad. Referred to the Committee on Commerce. Mr. SHERMAN, from the Committee on Fi nance, rrporteo a concurrent resolution that the Joint Committee on Retrenchment he instructed to make a careful and minute examination of the meibcds adop'cd by the Tica«nry Dcparntcnl of {irinttng bonds, notes and securities; wbatgoards iave been adopted to protect the Interests of the United States ; what additional guards are neces sary; whether there has been any fraudulent Issues ofbond j , notes and coupons, and if so, by whose fault or negligence, and further to examine the official conduct of (hose charged with tbe priming, registration and issuing of notes, bonds and securities of tbe United States, and that said Committee have power to send for persons and papers, ar.d to examine the same and takotesti mory, and renorl at the next session of Congress. Mr. SHEUMAN said tbe House and Senate bad each agreed to a separate Special Committee for ibis purpose, bnt he thought the Investigation could best be made by a JolntCoromlttcelike that on retrenchment. The Treasury Department desired (be investigation so as to set at rest lalsc reports circulated fora speculative purpose re garding the fraudulent le ; nc of bonds. Mr. GRIMES said the subject was of great Im portance. and It would not be amiss to make such Investigations annually. Mr. CHANDLER, from the Committee on Com merce, reported a bill to allow an abatement of duties on damaged goods imported into the United States. Mr. chandler asked the imme diate co- slderallon of tho hlil; but Mr. MOR RILL moved that It He over till Monday, and be printed, and the motion prevailed. Sir. EDMUNDS called up the bill to provide for a Circuit and District Court of the United States In tho State of Nebraska. Passed. y.t. WII.LIA.VS called up the joint resolution of Ihc House in regard to tic com taken from the llichmond banks and now on special deposit lu the J'rwsuiv,»< h!ch pa-sed. Mr. HOWARD reported from the Committee on Military ACaira a joint resolution deSnitg the mcarine of the second section of the act of March. 16GI. relative lo property lost as above; ibc claimant to be paid the amount of award made bv the Commissioner auditing the claim. The Reconstruction Uhl was taken up. Mr. IIOWE moved to amend by sulking ontthe words “And if the said Constitution shall ho de clared by Congress lo be in conformity with the provisions of Ihc act to which this L<* supplemen tary,” and Insert In Hen thereof. “Ii said Consti tution shall be approved by Congress, Mr. TRUMBULL said ihc bill had been amend .efl place it wu reported, to embody this pro* jTIFIOU. / Mr. HOWE withdrew bla amendment, and then moved to strike out the wo>ds “ shall be entitled to all the prerogatives of a Slate.” Rejected. Mr. HOWARD moved an amendment subatl ’ptJug a low oath lor that In the bill, which after debam was rejected. ' Mr. SUMNER moved to amend the fourth sec* -!. * I r a , kic ff tesnlt ofthe vote on the ratifica tion of too Cotstiiution depend on the majority ol ihe regialer- d electors, Instead of a majority of'he onaßfied. electors; Rejected—lo sealnst 13. Ur, HOWARD, at four o’clock, moved to ad jomn. Negatived. Mr. MORION moved to amend the fonrth sec tion, so that the Constitution shall be adopted when voted for by a majority of the votea caat. Adopted, 22 against 21. moved an amendment, that at least three-fifths of the registered voters shall vote on the question of ratification. Ur.-CAMERON, at aix o’clock, moved to ad journ,- Lost. He then moved Executive session. •Disagreed to. Mr.EDMONDS* amendment was lost: yeas, 19; lays, 21. * ’ UKDS aKiin moved that It be modlOcd so that onc-half shall be required to vote on the aneailOD of rntlflcatton, Apopied: 24 again«t 14 Several other amendments were offered and re jected. .Mr. WILSON ofTercd an amendment as an ad alliona] section that the dunes lmpo-ed by this act upon the commanding officer may by his con sent be transfer!ed to the Governor, and noon his taking the oath p: escribed by the act of July 23 fhe Vll was then, at 7:15, taken ont of Commit tee of the whole and reported U> the Senate MR. DRAKE renewed his amendment, which was voted down on Thursday, providing that a vole should he taken in each State for and against a State Convention to form a State Constitution and according lo tbetcsnlt of this vote aConven lion t holl cr shall not be held.' Amendment adopted. MR. EDMUNDS moved to amend bv requirin'* ihat a majority of the registered voters shall vote ouithe question ollcalllng a Convention. Adopted. The Senate wa- s'di j n session at midnight. Mr. MORION,at fl:4s,moved to adjourn till 10 a. m. Monday. Disagreed to. Mr. HOWARD renewed his amendment In re gard to the oath contained in tbe first section, the tame as voted down in Committee ofthe Whole. Agreed to. M'. FOWLER, at 10:80, moved to adjourn. Dis agreed to. Mr. SUMNER moved on amendment, as a pro vl-o, that the Constitution of each State shall re quire the system of common schools to be open to all, without regard to color. Disagreed to yeas, 18; nays, 20 The question was then taken on tbe passage of tbe hill, and It passed—yeas. 88; nays, 2. Tbe negatives were Bnckalow and Hendricks. Mr. JOHNSON voted aye. Tbe other Democrats were absent. The Senate then, at 11:50, adjourned. HOUSE. Not In session. EXPECTED FES IAN BAD). Great Excitement Among tho Kanncke —Humored Concentration of Fenians at Various Points .on the Border— Trouble Expected To-Day. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.! Tonosro, C. W., March 16. Excitement regarding tbe expected Fenian raid continues, and troops are rapidly bang moved to exposed points ot thofroiitler. There are rumors of the assembling of Fenians at Buffalo, Ogdcns hnrgb and other places, but they do not appear to be well grounded. Last night guards were doubled in several piaces, and sentries were placed over Ihe drill shed, magazines and otherlmnortant places. The country, according to oil reports, is In a perfect state of defence, and troops are ro disposed that they cm be massed at any important point in a few hours Volunteers are ordered out for extra drill next week, and also lor rifle practice. At the Inspection of the Grand Trank Battalion bcio to-day, General Silsted said a raid was ex pected, though the Government did no", think it would occur for some little time, yet all tbo present changes were being made merely for precanttonaiy pnrpo-es. There will be uo demonstration hero on St. Patrick’s Day. Tbe Hibernian Society now num bers only a few members. They decided to march to church in procession to-morrow, bat Bishop Lynch directed his clergy cot to admit them mi kss they came ss private citizens. Should they mm out trouble will follow, as the clergy are de termined to put the organization down, and the public arc fierce against them. A BLOODY BIOT. The Citizen* or Carlisle, Pa., Attacked by like Soldiers from the Barrack*— Two Person* killed and a Larso Number Wounded* CiEugus, Pa., March 10-Laat .ronln!: two soldiers came into lown. and when near ih e Court Douse were attacked by A. nammill and V Qj]. mote. Kell her patty was hurt and the solawa left for the gjmson. About eight o’clock some fllty soldiers came into town, armed with carbines, revolvers andsahres, halted near the Couit Douse and fired into (bccro«d ol citizens standing near the point where the pulls were located. Ibe citizens drew revolvers and returned the fire, when the soldiers retreated on a run, and tbe ; Citizens gave pursuit. The soldiers took a posi tion ol the edge ol town. A guard arrived from the post, and the firing was kept upforaome lime. the guard arrested several citizens and started lor tbe garrison. Oo the way they met liammil, who bad a gun on bis shoulder. He was ordered by the guard to lay the pun down, aud on his re fusing, nrtd upon him. One ball atruc* him in ibe Icfr breast, to the loft of Ibe nebt nipple, and catno out near tbe left shoulder blade. The wounded man died In three bourn Among the wounded are: airs. Stewart, who was stai.db’g In the door of her own bouse, shot tbroneb the left foot; Thomas Zimmerman, through (he forearm, crushing tbe bones; Jacob Small, shot through the centre of the right hand; a n.nn earned Uallebacgb, shot lo the bead, cut ting tbe scalp. There were two soldiers wounded, one in the head end one in tbe ler, the former mortally. For several nights past the soldiers have been In town creating much disturbance. There arc about -100 soldiers now a: the post. FROM ST. PAUL. Democratic Nominations for City ODD eers. (F pedal Despatch to tbe Chicago Tribune.] St. Paul, Mmn., Starch Ifl. To-day the Democrats nominated George L. Oils, for Major; Harvey Officer, for City Attorney; John Dn?an, for Slr:ct Commissioner; Wm. Muigghall, for Judge of the Criminal Conrt, ibis is a mneb more respectable ticket than they are in tbe huliltofnominating. 'ibe Republican Conicuilon Is not yet called. THE STATE LEGISLATURES. WISCONSIN. JBpcczal Despatch to the t'blcaco Trllinuc.J Madison, March 10. ASSEMBLY. In ibn Af eernbiy, to-day, the general file of bills was greatly reduced in Committee of the Whole. About one hundred and fifty were reported hack; no raid n member. A gieut number were ordered to a third reading. Bills were introduced to repeal chapter 187, Laws cfIEC-I. relitlve to County Courts; to amend section 10, chapter HO, Revised Statutes, con c icing mates in dower, ic.; to provide for tbe cducaiton of convicts in the State Prison, and a lew other unimportant hills. ABsK*m.y—LAST EVENING. In Assembly last evening the vote by which the •-111 to eaiabll-U a Board of Emigration was pu-eedwns reconsidered and the bill referred to ibe Commllteo on State Aftsirr. Amoiigtbc Senate bills concurred in was a bill aulborlzli-c Uic .Milwaukee Si St. Paul Company to endoise ibe bonds n{ the LaCross «fc Trcmplcau. mo Prescott Company, und a few local bills. Assembly bills v-crc passed tu regulate toll-' ruling; for grinding grain; To amend section 1, chapter 305. laws ot 16»>5, relating to evidence : also to emend section 1, chapter Of, Devised Statuses relating K auctioneers; also to pny mileage to tbe University Regents. The bill repealing chapter 60, Laws of 1860, re lating to the registry of names of persons de claring tbeir intentions to become citizens, and amending section ?. chapter 132, l-aws of ISCi, cuucercir-g vesting the tax iltleln land in coun ties. were indefinitely postponed. The Assembly flands aoionrued till evening. There is no particular sign or omen indicating tho day of final adjournment. blcmuAN. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Lansing, March 16. The Senile passed bills accepting the land grant for tho harbor at Porroge La v c; amending the charter ofThrec Rivers; incorporating the village of Berrien Springs. The bl!l« relative to bounties in Columbia, Van Boren County, and authorizing the county ol Kccwcrnwio aid the Mineral Range Railroad, were reported favorably by the committees and placed on tbe general order. The Appioprinllon BUI for State officers and or pome? oi the Constitutional Convention was per fected in Committee of the Whole. In tho Koueo the Flint and Kalamazoo Asylum appropriation bills were reported and placed on the general order. Tne committee to investigate the account of the late AndUor General Annike, reported a deficit on account ol office tccb estimated about three thousand dollars. Majority and minority reports were submitted on the Female College Bill. Bill? passed for paying interest on the State debt; Kalamazoo Asymm Deficiency Bill; for planting nod protection of shade trees in highways; to amend the charter of tho village of Morqueile: to authorize tbe use of the metric system -of weights and measmes; to provide for the incor poration of an Industrial School; to amend the mining laws ; relative to annual meetings ; to amecd tbe law? relative to tho incorporation of Insurance companies: to quit the title to land? formerly owned by tho Chicago & Fort Wayne Railroad; to provide for a better protection of game; making eight hours a legal day's work. A resolution of inquiry was introduced as to the propercly of a remtrchaEC by the stare of the Michigan Central Railroad. Referred to the Com mittee cn Internal Improvements. FROM MADISON. Lcglslativc-An Old Story In a New Drcfs-Governor Dross’ Lecture, [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Madisoh, March 10. The Legislature has adjourned over, as usual, to Monday evening. The Senate not having had a session to-day, the Assembly h;s cleared np the largo general flic, and there Is less business on the table now than for several days. Iherc are no prospects of a final adjournment. Some citizens and members of the Legislature and lobby had a rich time last nicht with on in* uoccnt Chtcagolan, named Bwanberg, who adver tised in yonr paper for a wife. Bo was answered by a young feliow of this cUv. as a young lady ready to receive his proposals, and on coming here and meeting the supposed lady, was arrested by a bogus ofliccr, and tried by a bogus court, for the attempted abduction of the lady, and to ob tain her property. The proceedings were wit nessed by a crowded court room, and wore quite nch. The victim was much alarmed, and failed to detect the sham character of the trial, but was finally discharged with an admonition, and left for Milwaukee. The lecture of Lieutenant Governor Bross hero last evening, is generally pronounced one of the best of the season. RECOJfSTRUCnOS. Arrival of Sontbera Delegations in Washington—Tbc Feeling lu Geor gia—Deport of tbo Virginia Delega tion, New Tope, March 10.—The New York Times' Washington special says: “ Delegations from tbo r-outl' are arriving here daily for the purpose of obtaining tbc views ot the President on tbc Kecouatiuciionßiil. Governor Jenkins, of Geor gia, the bead of the delegation from that Slate, will soon be here, and among other im portant questions involved In the opera tion of the bill, to which he will call the attention of the Administration, is the repu diation of'he Statu debt. Since the close of the war, the Geuigia Lcgh-tatnro passed a law paving the old debt ol the State by the issue of new bonds, which, being issued under the authority of ihc prcctnt Government, and declared illegal by the bill, are now worthless. Allot the Southern Slates arc now In the same predicament, as they have alto issued bonds intbe same manner.” New Yojik. March 16.— The New York Ttmt* Georgia correspondent says: “Theefforts which are made in Georgia to arouse the people to tbc duly and necessity of taking an active part in re organizing the Slate Government under the bill of Congress meet with little tc-pouse. The peo ple do not like the terms imposed upon them, and they are therefore disinclined to take any partin the action under them. He also speaks of ihe presence la Augusta and elsewhere or profes sional agitators," whoarc doing everything in their power 'o arouse the prejudices of nee ana color, and >o array the blrcka agnlnot the whites,” Washington, March 16 —Too lollowlog u the repertof the commute? ofthe Virginia Legislature recently sent to Washington, made yesterday to tie Senate of that siau*: “Voir committee, acting under a resolution ap pointing them to confer with the Government at Washington aa to whether the; Convention pro post d to be called by-General Aaaemb'y of Vir ginia, wonld be considered recognized as a legal moeeofbolalng a Convention nnder the actoi CorgtcHs passed March 2. 18-7, have the honor to tej-ortthd they repaired to Washington, and were polit-ly and kindly received by the author! ties, abd invltea by the prominent members of (’cdimcsp to make suggestions or ameudmen's to the pending insolation before Congress, to be mane mpplpmeutary to the art aforesaid, wblen sncpesUona they made, and, if adopted, will ma tcrialb soften its terms, and make it more con cllia'ory. “Yonr committee emertatn the opinion that the Covention BUI passed by tbo General Assem bly of Virginia, bo ferae In confoimlty with, and not m conflict wltn the act of Congress aforesaid, would be recognized by the nninori tles-as tending to produce harmony. Your.com mittee are further satisfied from an interview Mth tbc antiiorillps at Washington that the demonstration made by tho Lcgi-lataro of Vir ginia In Ihvor of framing a Con stitution os required by law prompt ly and in good feMi. Is having the mort aalntary cfiect msoitenlng the asperity or pervading opinions, and changing the tone of Epntlmtbt toward the people of the South, and the dt+irc ciorcssed was that we should at once comply with the conditions imposed and 'bus be reetoted to our rights in tho union with repre sentatives in Congress.” Geo. W. Boltjxo, Chairman, E. K. Kbexe, John H-Lee, A. S. Goat. March 15, ISO 7. THE SOCTIIEKS FIOOBS. The Waters Receding—Railroad Com* tuanicaiiou Still suspended—Suffering in Southern Illinois and Kentucky- Aid Contributed. topißvn.i.K, March IB,—The river la foiling alow ly-havingreccdt d eight Inches since yesterday. Weather cold, and growing colder, with about on lech of snow. NArnvn.tr, March 16.—At a meeting to-day, for tbo relief of the Chattanooga sufferers, there were large subscriptions ol money, and committees were appointed to solicit, ihe citizens arc re sponding liberally. Louisville. March 16.—Railroad communica tion with Memphis is cntlrelysnspended, the road along the Cumberland River being several feet

under water. Intelligence from Prior’s Point, Miss,, says the river is six inches higher than over known. The flood extends back to the hills, a distance of thirty miles. Great destruction and destitution prevails. Ihe people are very much cisheartoned. Caiuo, HI., March 16.—Nows from Southland, Ey., is o! tbc most distressing cbaracer. Almost tho entire town Is inundated, and up Main street a current la said to ran so swltt that it is Impos sible to row a canoe against it. Some ol tbc bonses are already washed away, and more it is expected, will fell or be washed away soon. Pco- Eleare doing their best in the way of providing omes for themselves. The Conrt House Is fall of families who have been driven from their homes, and have taken refuge wherever they can find it. Thu people of Cairo have been ap pealed to to relieve, so far as they can, tbe people of Mound City, many of whom are actually fufferlrg for the common necessities of life, consequent up on ihe loss of everything in the recent overflow of that city. Prominent citizens Immediately inter ested themselves in the matter, and arrangements are moon, and a tug will he sent up to-day load-id with provisions, clothing, and such other articles as may be contributed tor the relief of onr suffer ing neighbors enow covered Ihe ground this morning to the dentb of half an inch. It is snowinghvely to-day, and thawing as it tails. Tbe river rose lour inches in tho past twenty four hours, aud Is ellll rising. The levee Is being strengthened to prevent a possibility ol its giving way. Every effort is being made to meet tbe worst, shonid tbo womeume. It la believed that Cairo will pass the ordeal unscathed. FROM MBIT YOKE. Small Ocean Craft—Snow Storm—Whis key Thieves. New Yorx. March 16.—A schooner, like the metallic Il'c-boat Red, White and Blue, hat fitted up much better, wU soon sail from this port lor Vera Cruz. Tno New York Volunteer Firemen's Association have made arrangements lo haven new hose car riage unlit for Colombia, South Carolina, in place or The one destroyed recently on tbe steamer An calnsla. A heavy snowstorm ba« prevailed all day hero anda»tir south as Washington. Several parties wire arrested to-day charged with a conspiracy to steal whiskey In charge of Ibo Revenue Department, and held for examina tion. Their names ate Charles H. Ramsden, John Jl. Ramsdon, brothers, keepers In employ of the Revenue Department; a liquor dealer named Roger Lang and his sons, named Michael and James. Among the passengers sailed per steamer Pul ton today were Governor Curtin, of Pennsyl vania, Joan W. Forney, Jr., and George Alfred Townsend. FROM THE PACIFIC COAST. Extra Session of Ibe Nevada LegJMa* tore—lndian Treaty—Klcb Cold Dl*. cover! c*. Sak Puaxcjsco, March !«.—Tnc steamship Golden Age, from Panama, arrived this morning. 'Jho Nevada Legislature convened yesterday. Tbe Governor’s message was transmitted. it re lers only ro tbe Revenue BUI. The act introduced provides for taxing ores ibe same as other prop erty, deduction transportation. It -was thought that the mining imereti will be defeated. Late advices from Arizona state that a treaty has been made with the Apaches at Port Giant, Tac Indians really mean peace, and will abide the pro posed terms should the treaty he ratified at De partment headquarters. Colonel Crittenden's command bad arrived at Fort Yama. Much excitement exist- at Prc«cott over the dis covery ol new rich placers on a tributary of the Aqua Frio, sixty miles from Pre cott, The lu ll Inna arc troublesome about Prcseolt. FROM MEMPHIS. Large Paving Contract—Snug Little Fortune. Mzwpdib, Slarcb 18. —A contract boa been' awarded for paving the principal streets of this city. The work will bo commenced on the lOih of nay. City scrip will be Issued similar lo that issued by tbe cuy of New Orleans, to the amount 1 of fvco.iuo— ihc bonks to receive item at nar. S. H. Howland, tbe night clerk ol ih« Worsham Douse, received news to-day from England of Ida having fallen bclr to Ibe estate of eight uiLllona. Pennsylvania ITlunlclpa) Elections* was tlic'cu our flui Major yesterday by about or.e hundred majority, fne Republican city delict was electco dv a idee* majority. ilEAnniiE, Pa.. Mar jh 10.—At Lo city election yesterday. Dann (Republican) was elected Mayor over Gill (Democrat). Arrest of a iflnrdcrcr. PLAiTgnnno, Match 16.—Wm. Kennedy who murdered G. N. Williams, at Urookvilie. lowa, was arrested near the Cauada hue, In Clinton County, Mow York, yesterday, and detective Cjail. from Tows, will leave with hl«u for home on Mun day. ITturomrs Umpired, LotnsvnxE, March IB.—’he railroad robbers and murderers of Harry King, tried, couvicted ’in*: fculenccd to he hnug, at Franklin, Ky., have been respited by the Governor till the 17th ol May. Illnem oi Hon, Tliad* Stevens. Washington. March 10.—Hon. Thad. Stevens was so sick \ tflerday, the result ol a severe cold, that be was obliged to leave the House. To-dav, although confined to his bed, bis condition is much mproved. Ronton Financial Trouble*. Boston, March 16.—The reent financial devel opments on Mato street arc under Invest [gallon by the United Stales District Attorney, and per sons imoiicarcd ore under examination. No ar rests are yet made.. Five. Boston, March 16.— The First Orthodox Con gregall’-nai Church in SomcrvDe was burnt this morning. Los* $25,1)00. Insured for JI7.OCU. The fire was incendiary. Aftlanlilcent Gift to tbe City ofClncln* nail, [From the Cliclnnati Commercial, February H.] A letter lias just been received from Mr. Henry Probasco, who has been travelling In Europe for nearly a vear, and is now In the art-enriched city of Munich, which letter, frith accompanying documents, will be laid before the nest meeting of tho City Council, and whose contents will equally surprise and delight all wiio admire the beautiful, and desire to see the city adorned with use ful and really pleasing creations of art. Mr. Probasco offers, daring his sojourn in Munich, to contract and pay fora public fountain thirty-two feet high, and to be known ns the gift of the late Tyler Davidson, provided the City Council will assent to its erection on Fifth street market space, about sixty feet east of Walnut, and will agree to protect Hand keep it in order as a free drinking fountain. Accompanying tho letter Is a photograph of the design, which is patterned after tho most celebrated fountain in Munich, and one of the most striking in Europe. The largest and central figure of the bronze group will bo of a man dispensing water, while aronnd tho basin stand a number ol minor figures, in various poetical and ex presslve attitudes, who come to receive a portion of tho precious beverage. These figures will all be cast at the great Royal Bronze Foundry in Munich, and will cost 550.C00 in gold. Tbe shaft of the fountain will bo thirty two feet high, and constructed of black gran ite, porphery and bronze. On It will be a medallion of Tyler Davidson, in whose name, as wo have already said, the fountain is tendered to Cincinnati. SAs soon as the City Council signifies its acceptance, Mr. Probasco will have it made, sent here, and put in running order. This truly generous proposition will be warmly appreciated by our citizens, and cannot bnt meet what a courteous and grate ful official response. Protection in Rhode Island—Reducing Wages. [From the New Bedford Standard.] The woollen manufacturers of Rhode Isl and have just received a largo additional amount of “protection” in the shape of higher duties and diminished taxation. But fearing that even now they will be unable ’ to make both ends meet, they have reduced the wages of their operatives ten per cent. It is to be hoped that they will bo able to keep out of the poor-house. But what friends they are of the American laborer ! now anxious for his prosperity comfort! How eager to secure him against the pernicious effects ol foreign com petition, by which, If permitted, ho conld buy his clothing at half the prices he Is now compelled to pay I How careful they are that by being obliged to pay a great share of his earnings to them, he shall not have so much money to squander on “ luxuries ;” or a piano for his daughters, a siik dress for bis wife, or an expensive school for his children, and still less In liquors and tobacco for himself! Undoubtedly it is because they are great friends of tem perance that they constitute themselves guardians of bis money I Deeply aware, too, of howmoeh more able the man who lives on day wages is to pay taxes than the wealthy capitalist, how disinterested it is in them to Induce Congress to reduce their taxes, and thus swell the amount to he paid by their employes ! And how shrewdly they prevent the competition of the “pauper labor of Europe,” by putting down the wages of labor In America to such a point that there is no inducement for the foreign laborer to emigrate to this country! Truly, the manu facturers are a disinterested, patriotic and benevolent set of individuals, who are, in the most Christian-like manner, sacrificing themselves for the benefit of tbc laborer—lf the latter could only see it. Two car loads of thirty-nine horses were confiscated at St. Albans, one day last week, by tbc revenue officers, and a few days be fore twenty-eight thousand pair of prunella slippers valued at five thousand dollars shared a similar fate. THE GENERAL ORDER BUSI NESS.' Blore About tbe nr*. Ferry»Andf* Johnson natter. We are slid to see that Coegrcss. has de termined to probe *to the bottom the Now York -Custom House corruptions, hire. Perry, the influential widow, seems to have' supplanted lira. Cobb,the pardon brokeress, in the affections of A. J., or at least ob tained a fair share of them. What she gave him in return for an undivided third in the stealings ofthe “general order business” has not been divulged, but is left to sur mise. In reference to lire. Perry’s particular “ service’' in securing tho ** general order business” of tho New York Custom House, we take tbe'following interesting extract from the testimony ol Edward R. Phelps be fore tbe committee: Q. Did von have any negotiation In reference to tbe general order hn-inpes betorc or after Mr. fcjmjthe became collector ? A. Yea. Q. stale wltn whom It was. A. Myself and Thomas J. Dart, of New York, decided on apply ing to the President, through a Mrs. Ferry, of Cincinnati, for the general order bos Incas tram pier 69 io toe Battery. Q. Did yon meet her at tbe President’s house? A. 1 did meet her there several times in tbe months of February and Match; we went there at one tunc ou an appointment made by tbePreaidcnt; the Pres ident reiinested ns to call there at six o’clock lu tbe evening, when be wonld see ns alone; we went and had an interview with him, and hi as sured ns that Phelps and Barr enomd have the Seneral order business, as above stated, they ringing proper testimonials. He remarked that be gave this to Barr aud Phelps as much lortbe benefit ofMrs. Perry as lor their benefit, because be wished to help her: be said: 1 •‘Oppose that yon will make It all right s Ith Mrs. Perry; and I went on to slate tb<> arrangements, and he sitd; ’‘Never mind, yon need not >ell me all that.” Q. Was It not then determined what portion she was to have of this business? A. she told Mr. Johnson tbe arrangement, or interest she was to have, and Mr. Johnson then replied he was satisfied ifsbe was. CJ. What was the proportion she was to have A. She was to have oue-third tbe not profits. Q. Did yon produce the testimonials required: A. Tea. Q. Tell tbe committee aboat tbe subsumes or that interview. A. I said to the President there would be a great deal of condition among tae New York politicians, who would try to get ilus.as it was a great thing; he patted me on Ihe shoulder aud said : “Never mind, yonng man. I will stand by you,” He then remarked to Mrs. Perry, “This will he ail right;” wo left tbemaiter in her hands; she was to Inform ms when we fhonld callagatu on tbc President; she sent word lor me to come (o Washington again shortly before Mr. Smythe was appointed, aud we went and called on the Presi dent and had an Interview with him—myself and Mrs. Perry; after we had a private interview with him. he called ont his Private Secretary. Colonel Browning 1 think bis name Is, and he told me to state to-bun what I wanted to bave written down; I stated to him what I wanted, and be then wrote to the Collector to give tho : general order business of the North River, trom Pier No. 69 to the Battery, to Edwaid K. Phalli' 1 and Thomas J. Barr. of. New York: tbo President was present while the Private Sec retary wrote tills letter, and was talking in a low lone to Mrs. Perry, and when the letter was writ ten he signed it; 1 think 1 can produce that let ter ; 1 came back with the letter, and as soon as Mr. Smytbe was nominated and confirmed, 1 pre sented tho letter to him; ho appeared to be very much confused, and put bis band no to bis bead and thought fora moment, and then remarked that the general order haziness was all disposed ot; be said: “It is very strange that the President never told me to reserve this for his-friends;” and he also remarked that be bad to agree to give a portion of the general order business to Senator DoolltUc’e eon. a por tion to Senator Patterson, the President's son-in law, and one other person whom i cannot now think of, beiore be would be confirmed. Mr. Smytbe then remarked that he didn’t have a chance to spare only a small interest In it for blm-ulf. ana he asked us if wo wonld not take oue-fourtb interest In tbe whole bu-iness —teat perhaps be could let us have that; vvefelt confident wc could get wba r we wanted through the President, and we declined; he then a-ked us to wsli|nntil the next week; in tbe mean time, Colonel Cooper—another ot the President’s private Secretaries—came on from Washington and bid an interview with Mr. Smytbe, and when we called on Mr. Smythe again, fie Iniormed ns that tbe general order business was ail dis posed of; wo then abandoned any farther Idea of U.” KENTUCKY. rnlon Congressional Convention In the Sixth District—Nomination of Colonel W. S, Baukln, The Cincinnati Gazette ol the 12th con tains the proceedings of the Republican Union Congressional Convention of the Sixth Kentucky District, held at Covington on the day previous. The Convention was a large and enthusiastic one, every county in the District being represented. Colonel SI. M. Bentos, of Kenton, presided with a goodly number of Vico Presidents and Secretaries. Colonel Benton on taking the chair made cnablespeecb. In speaking of the traitor Breckinridge, he said, *’ Benedict Arnold had more excuse for turning traitor compared with Breckinridge, for he expected tion and immediate advantage therefrom, Imt this modem traitor bad been favored and fostered all his life by his native State. And now, tbongh an alien and a traitor, a fugitive from his own land—a donble traitor, a trai tor against the Government of the United States and against his own State. And yet he has now more power In the Democratic party of the Stayte than any other man in it; and thongh Tie dure not show bis face in the country, though not permitted to pollute its soil with his pesti lential presence, his name is still to be rang throughout the land, and be glorified In your midst; was there ever greater audacity or outrage ? Docs it not make every man’s blood run Lot to hearsneha man applauded, a man who is responsible for the murder of thousands of our citizens—a work tbit has not yet entirely ceased, forever in Boyle and other counties a Union man dare not open his mouth for fear some assassin will murder him. Although they undertake to glorify and make the rebellion respectable, the time is fast coming when the names of Breckinridge ard others like him. will be linked together with those of Arnold and .lining iuooriot. ibo Committee on Resolutions reported as fol- Iowa: The Convection of Union men of the Sixth Con* grctslonal District of Kentucky— 1. Du hereby raufy acd approve the resolutions adopted at the Convection which assembled in Frankfort on the StClh of February, 1807, and also tbe nominations made thereby, sod pledge our selves to ose all bouorable n ons wublu our pow er to promote ibe principles enunciated In tno«o resolutions, and tbe election of tbe candidates silectcdaa onr standard-bearers in this State. 2. Wo declare oar lull accord and sympathy with the organization of the great Union Repub lican party ot the country, and we propose to la bor for the promotion and success of the princi ple?, men and m-.asmvs of that orjaniza lon, recognizing It as embrscirg tbe true and patriotic ■ men of Ibe country, who upheld and sustained the Government against the struggles of tebels for Its ovuthrov. and who since can'aave It from tbe still more insidious machinations of tbe uoregen eratc Democracy ol tho present time, having the same end in view which they failed to accomplish ny force of arms. 3. We fully and heartily endorse and approve the measures and policy of the Thirty-nlma Con gress, believing too same to be wise. Just, Hu mane and patriotic, and la our opinion congress could not nave done iesa and discharged its duty. These resolutions were adopted, speeches were made by Colonel Nixon, M. V. Daily, J. W. Reed and Colonel Finnel. A ballot was then bad for a candidate for Congress, which resulted as follows : Col onel W. 8. Rankin, 06; Oliver W. Root, 33. Colonel Rankin was declared unanimously nominated. Colonel Rankin returned thanks In an elo quent speech. He said whether the canvass will result in victory or defeat, the future alone can develop; and whether successful or otherwise at the polls, we know our prin ciples are right. Or them I need snot speak; yon have announced them for me in ad vance ; the Union party • of the State of Ken tucky announced them In Frankfort, In ad vance; and the Thirty-ninth Congress has announced them for me la advance. [Oncers.] On that platform I stand. If I had tbe mak ing of the law, I should have made it some what different, bnt none the more conserva tive, and not less radical. Ido not mean to say that all who call themselves Conserva tives arc disloyal, or enemies to the Union. There are pood men in that party ; they mean well; but unfortunately they are be hind tho times, fighting dead issues. It is to be hoped they will Anally get loose, and catch up. Tlie Chicago* Burlington Sc Qalncy Car Shops. On Tuesday last the people who make up the pretty little city of Aurora were thrown into a tip-top state of excitement over a re port that the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company proposed to remove their cor shops from that place to Chicago. Col onel Hawkins had received a letter from Su perintendent Han Is, desiring him not to purchase any more land at Aurora for the proposed enlargement of tho shops, as the company had In view their rcmovaL On the following morning a meeting was called at the Court House, and after several ad dresses, a committee of ten, consisting of Amos T. Hall, Daniel Volmtine, R. C. Mix, E. R. Allen, Geo. W. Queiean, Chas. C. Earle, R. L. Carter, Jeremiah Goodwin, J. G. Stclp, I. A. W. Buck, D. W. Young, and D. B. Waterman, was appointed to proceed to Chicago to confer with the company in relation to retaining the railroad shops in Aurora. The committee visited Chicago on Tuesday and had an interview with the offi cers of the road. On their retnrn they made no report, but intimated that Messrs. Harris aud Walker speak favorably of the retention of the works at Aurora, If they can obtain a suitable amount of land adjacent their pres ent property, at reasonable rates. While they do not come as beggars, they will not. on the other band, submit to the exaction of anything bnt a fair, every day* price for tho lands. Messrs. Walker and Harris were to visit Aurora yesterday to have an Interview with the people upon tho subject. Robert E. Lee and Game Chickens, Some of General Lee’s admiring friends have thought the best evidence of their re- Srd and attachment for their late rebel ider wonld he to present him with a pair of game-cocks. Arrived at this conclusion, they wrote him a letter, complimenting him on his fighting qualities, and Intimating that the birds and he were somethingof a feather. The distinguished “General” and College President received it in the proper spirit, and, probably, stirred with the memories when he, too, wore spurs, replied in the fol lowing language; Lexixotos, Va., January 23,15C7. 31 r Dead Sm: lam much oblige to you for the sentiment of esteem expressed in your letter of the 16th lust, and am very gratctul to the for mer nr mbers of the Army of Northern Virginia for their Kind remembrance. 1 need not assure yoa that the memory of all who belonged to that army Is cherished by me, and that their welfare ami prosperity will always be to me a source of much happiness. I should be glad to receive a pair ofyonr fowls, which yon offer to send me. aud would value them as a mark ofyonr friendship, but do not think they could be transported with safety during this inclement weather. With sincere wishes for your happiness, I am, cry respectfully, R. E. Lee. Oiling tbo Sea. An experienced sea Captain writes to the New York Herald that he has been at sci. for twenty-eight years, and Master of a vessel for the last ton years, and during that time he saved the vessel under his command twice by “oiling the sea.” He writes that “when the Master of a shin cannot get out of a storm—that Is, when a ship Is disabled aud he has to take the heft of the gale—if he has oil on board, start two or three gallons over the slide of the ship. This trill give the shlo smooth water to toe windward. and then the oil allowed to rtm drop by drop is all that b required, for as soon as the sea comes io con tact with the oil it breaks, and the ship b In smooth water as lone as the oil b allo wed to inn la 1804, m theheavic-t gale of wind I ever saw, I lost all my sal's, then the rodder; aud I know the vessel could not have ridden the sea lor an hour if I bud not b&d oil on board. Five gallons of oil lasted me flfty rix hours, and this saved tbe vessel, cargo and lives on board. Lot the snips of hear? tonnage have tw o iron tanks ot Jorty gallons each, one on each side, with lancet so ar ranged that tbe cil can be started at anv time ; small vessels, ten gallon tanks, and ad ship’s boats tanks of five callous each, well filled,eo that In case the ship founder or barn, the boats will have oil to smooth tbe sea in case of a gale. .With these tanks of oil aboard of ships and a good man for masier—one who knows the laws of storms and handles bis ship so as to get it ont of the centre of the storm, you will have no more foundering of good ships at sea, the loss ol many lives and millions of money.” JEALOUSY AND BLOODSHED. A Well-Known New York Journalist Shot by tbe Husband of an Actress— Statement of tbe Affair and. Its Antece dents. fFrom the New York World, March 15.1 - At live minutes of eleven o’clock on Wed* nesday night, Mr. Daniel McFarland, a mem ber ot tbe bar, shot Mr. Albert D. Richard son, a correspondent on the staff of the Tri franc. In front of No. 72 Amity street. The weapon used was a Smith & Wesson foor ebamtpred revolver. Of four discharges, on ly cue took effect, and that was the second fired. It lodged In the posterior part of the left hip, circled around to the front of the body, and lodged Itself within the distance •of three-quarters of an inch of the femoral artery. THE PARTIES IX THE CASE. The persons involved In this unpleasant affair are the two actors and one actress, tbe latter term to be understood in purely a dra matic sense. Mr. McFarland Is a lawyer and an Irishman. His employment has profes sionally been mainly among the criminal cases In the minor courts. In person he Is short and stooping ; bis eyes and hair are light, the hitter considerably interwoven with gray. He appears both In feature and manner a good deal older than his repated age of forty-five years. Mr. Albert D. Rich, ardson la more wldelv known. In the first two years ofthe rebellion he was engaged as war correspondent of the Tribune, and his field of operation was the army oftheSouth west, under (at that time) Mafor General Grant. His letters, signed “A. D. R.,” at tracted a fair degree of attention, and the interest that attached to him obtained an in crease of notoriety and degree from his cap ture by tbe Confederates in the summer of lfcC3. With him were taken Juntos Henri Browne, also of the Tribune, aud Mr. Rich ard Colburn, then on tbo staff of the: World. The gentlemen were attempting to run tbe batteries on one ol the transports in which our troops were rushed down to Mill!- ken's Bend. An unlucky shot disabled the vessel to which the journalists had entrusted themselves. Of the capture, the incarcers-’ tionand final freedom of which Messrs. Rich ardson and Browne were the subject, “ The' Field, tbe Dungeon, and tbe Escape.” a book' published by tbe flret-namud ol the noa* combatants, gives full details. The work coined money, U is said, to the tune of $40,000 to the author, and received a broad side from the London Saturday Jievlew more’ crushing than the one off Vicksburg which brought It Into being. After his return North, Mr. Richardson lectured throughout the West, and went with Schnvler Colfax “Across the Continent,” writing letters again to the Tribune. Since his return bohas been hatching another volume, comprising the results of his eyes and ears during his Journey.- THE CAUSE OF THE SHOOTING, Mr. Richardson, while in New York, has ' for some time past been stopping at No. 7*2 Amity street. The McFtirlands occapy a part of the same house. Their family con sifts of McF., already mentioned, two small children, and Mrs. , McFarland, whose con* nectlon with the affray is more than inci dental. Tbe lady is thirty*two years of age. and can rightfully lay claim to not a little share of personal bcaaty. Her eyes arc large and bine, and her hair, which Is worn at great length, a chestnut brown. Her form is large, even for her height, con siderably over five feet, and tbe general tout ensemble la snch as to win tbe epithet handsome. The domestic relations of Mr. and ilrs. McFarland are stated to have been not congenial during the lost two or three years, and “incompatibility of habits and temper, with occasional llts of per fectly groundless ‘jealous lunacy’ ” are the counts in tbe indictment alleged against tbe husband. What bis objections, real or imagined, are against his wife will appear irom the results of. the narrative. Mrs. McFarland has, for some years, been noted amei g her friends for considerable ability as a Shukspcarean reader, and was equally successful with other authors, her favorite renderings being, besides Shakspesre, from -Muctvorlb, Pned, Hood, et id otnne mentis. 1 In 18153. during the illness of her husband, and with the avowed object of supnortin"* her family. Mrs. McFarland attempted a siT rics of readings In Trenton, New Jersey. So battering was tbe reception accorded, that, under the auspices of Governor Parker and other Statejoflicera.together with tbe Faculty of tbe,Stute Normal School and prominent citizens, the readings were continued, and the lady became rapidly and widely popular among the hospltaolo Jersey men. Having accomplished tbe object of her public appearance, Mrs. McFarland returned to New York, since which time, it is believed, the current of conjugal life has not rnd so smoothly as could have been wished, although the world would have’ never known It bnt for the probing which this affair necessitated. Having always ex perienced a fondness, and been conscious of an aptitude for tbe stage, she prepared ber seli for tbat work, and was some months ego registered on the stock list at the Win ter Garden, Her appearance began with the oomiuwt.ocu.oDt of tbe picaeut engagement of Edwin Booth. In ‘TticheUea” Mrs. Mc- Fa lard look the character of Marion ; in “Hamlet,” that of The Player Queen; and in tbe‘Merchant ot Venice” sbe baa been re presenting the character of Nerissa. The coincidence ofilvingin the same house led to an acquaintance which developed into a friendship between Mrs. McFar land and Mrs. Richardson. "Since her appear- 1 ucce on the beards it has been her custom to repair to the Winter Garden a little after C p. m., entering by the rear on Mercer, be tween Bleecser and Amity streets. Her da lles generally detained her till about half- 1 post 10, at which time she would retire by tbe same way home. For several weeks past' her escort, It is stated, has been Mr. Richard son, and, at long intervals, her husband did that duty. It appears that the name of the’ street was not the rarac of the feelings with 1 which McFarland, homo, regarded these at tentions of Mr. Richardson. On several oc casions he has come just too late to take his wife home from the play, and learning that ; Mr. Richardson bad been his proxy to that extent, manifested a degree of verbal dlssat islactlon tbat excited passing attention and amusement among tbe attaches of the estab lishment. On Wednesday night he called to take bis wife home, bat the lady had lust de parted with Mr. Richardson. McFarland said nothing this time, which was remarked: up"n as an unusual circumstance, bat strode quickly up Mercer and Amity streets, and tbcnco towards his house down tbat tborough- 1 lure. * TITE ATT HAT. r Having departed from the theatre at 10:43 p. m., Mrs. McFarland and Mr. Richardson' reached their house at five minutes neforc eleven o’clock. Just os they were about to go up the steps, tbo husband—who it op-' pours must have been in pursuit—reached the front of the dwelling, and, without sav ing a word, at once whipped out a fonr-bar relled pistol and filed twice at Mr. Richard son, whom the broad blaze of a street-lamp across the way easily revealed to atm. Only the second ball took effect. Feeling himself shot, Mr. Richardson at once said to Mrs.’ McFarland, “Run I Ran!” and proceeded to do the same for himself, but on second thought turned and grappled with McFar lund, seizing his pistol-arm and attempting to throw his assailant to the ground. The struggle between the men was “Sharp, short and (not) decisive.” : In tbo meUe the pistol went of twice again severely, but not fatally, wounding a tree, a curbstone, and a door step on the other side of thc'street. Snite of his wound, Richardson was last getting the better of the. lawyer, who In another mmute would have been a personal exemplicatlonof “ a case In 1 chancery” had not officer Culham. of that precinct, the Fifteenth, come np and stop bed the struggle by arresting both partis. The excitement of the light over, Richard • son’s wound began to tell, and what with loss of blood and the reaction from the con-' test, he came near fainting and was wholly exhausted. Officer Seery came up upon a rap : from the other officer, and the two police- : men conveyed both parties to the station house on Mercer street, near Fourth street. There Mr. McFarland was consigned to a cell, 1 and Mr. Richardson was taken In a carriage to the residence ot his friend, Mr. Samuel* Sinclair, No. 8 West Washington place. Dr. G. S. Snssdoxff was called in, and found the following to bo the diagnosis of the case: The ball entered immediately in the upper third of the glutinous maxlmns muscles, passed forward and downwards, and was lodged in the superficial faseis of the tensor vagina: femoris muscle, which slgnifieth that Mr. Richardson was hit in the left hip, the ball passing circularly around the limb and passing within much too neighborly prox imity to the femoral artery. 'The ball was at once extracted, and, the bleeding stop ped, tbe wound was found to be but a trifling flesh Injury of wnlch, barring tem porary soreness and stiffness, Mr. Richardson considers himself already recovered, and, for reasons which will be understood. Intends removing from 72 Ann street to-day. LEGAL AND DOMESTIC FINALITIES. Yesterday morning Justice Ledwith ar raigned Mr. McFarland before him to await whatever might be preferred against him. He was represented by Charles Spencer. Counsel found bis occupation gone, how ever, as Mr. Richardson was not present to B refer any complaint against Mr. McFarland, c was accordingly discharged, the night In the station-house offsetting the trifling wound of Mr. Richardson. ' Tlicßlcbcst inttu la tbo World. A London Journal, the Cosmopolitan, says: “The yonngLord Belgravc. grandson of the Marquis of Westminster, If he lives to Inherit hls.palriraony, will be tne richest mm in the world. When what Is now the fashionable section of London known as Belgravia was but a sheep farm, the first Marquis was leas ing lotsatniocty-nlne years. Bythc time the heir to the Westminster estates attains his majority all these leases will lapse, thereby adding an almost incomputable amount of ground rent to the estate. The pres ent income of the property Is said to be £I,OOO a day; ten years hence, it will be ten or twenty times this amount. The present Marquis of Westminster is about seventy-two years of age. His eldest sou, the Earl ol Grosvcnor, is about forty.seven* and his eldest eon, the young Lord Belgrave* is about thirteen. By intermarriage this co* Icsstu fortune has not only been kept in the family, but multiplied in ariThmetiail ratio! of Westminster married the Lady Elizabeth Mary Lcvlson Gower, second daughter of the first Duke of Sushcrland. Earl Grosyenor married Lady Constance Leyeson-Gower, daughter ot the second Duke of Sutherland. Rich M these people arc, we do not suppose that either the Gros venor sods or daughters will be likely to marry for love unless there. Is plenty of wealth to back It.” THE SPUING FASHIONS. Tbe Styles of DieMta, Hoops and Bon* nets. [From tbe New York Evening Post, March 11. Tbe season favors the fashions. The short jackets and sacqnea and the infinitesimal bonnets of the past season were not so well adapted to the severe cold winter as to the bright day? of early spring; and those who followed the extreme -“mode” are suitably clothed for tbe milder temperature of March. In some articles of dress the change, since a year ago, b quite marked. The tiltiug hoops, which were adopted by the majority, have been banished from fashionable society, and they are at last voted a relic of bad taste, and an unbecoming style. The “tillers” have been followed by a much smaller hoop, and, when proportioned to the‘figure, the new ones are far more graceful both for La* door and out-door wear. ladies’ dresses. The gored dress, so long in fashion, will be the pievallingstylu for the comingseason. It is made plain at tbo top—or with plaits at the back, according to taste. For tbe house, the skirt Is very wide at tbo bottom, with a long train. For receptions this skirt is very suitable. In street dresses there is a decided and ap* parently popular change. The short dresses, with petticoat to match, area great improve ment upon tbe looped-np dresses, with trains which would sometimes escape from the best of loopcrs to sweep the streets. These short dresses require a sacque or jacket to he worn with them, and are generally made tn anile. Shawls cannot be worn with them; they have too heavy a look, and are not graceful with the new short dress. The interesting event of last week among 'the fashion-makers was the opening of dress patterns by Madame Demores t.' Besides these, there were patterns of mantillas, sacques, &c., and for children’s clothing a great variety of styles. The coat sleeve is still to some extent a favorite, bat gradually the flowing sleeve b gaining popularity, aud no doubt will have many admirers before the summer b over. Some of the designs for these sleeves are very pretty and novel. One Is a half-flowing sleeve over a coat sleeve, or a coat sleeve open on the outside and laced, with tbe loose flowing sleeve Calling grace fully over the elbow. There arc several different styles of the peplnm basque, each having something in its favor. A short, loose sacque, a trifle shorter at the sides than tbe backand front, and bcautliully trimmed, b very attractive. The short dresses for the street arc made' plain at the top, or with plaits at tbo back, both of which are fashionable. The skirt Is usually cut with points around the bottom, and is worn over a plaited petticoat of tbe same material, but the petticoat is now often made plain, and when trimmed with gradu ated bands of velvet is very pretty, and many prefer it to the plaited. Everything in tbe way of dress is elaborately trimmed- Tbe styles in chtldrco’s dress arc various, as usual. Lithographic prints of pretty faces, in a frame work of golden carls, are attached to figures to represent children* from two to three years up to ten years. Tbe figures arc dressed in the latest mode, 1 even to the dainty garter. BONNETS, The spring styles in bonnets have not yet been brought out, except at the opening of the importers, when tbe milliners gathered up all the novelties and ordered them home immediately, where they will be hidden un til the general opening day. Some change has taken place m shapes, but It Is not so great as many predicted in early win ter. When the small bonnets of the past year made their appearance, the universal belief was that they would not he worn more than a season: But they have survived the“‘winter, and thq ladles declare they are almost as much in love with them as ever, especially when the}- remember the “ coal-scuttle” or “ sky scraper.” or the Quaker-like bonnet that hides the “ little face divine,” The fact that large bonnets would conceal much beautiful hair, natural or artificial, that now adorns the? heads of the ladies, will effec tually keep them at their distance. The New Hampshire Election. [From (he New York Tribune,. March 15. J A despatch from Concord says that tho latest returns indicate that General Harri man’s majority will exceed 3,000. It would not be surprising If the final footing up should uive him 3,500. The Patriot (Dem.) concedes his election by 2.500 mojorliy, and says that the result of tho election is far less favorable than the Democrats hoped for, and less so than many of their friends expected. Tbe Senate will stand-nine Re publicans to three Democrats—the same as last year. The Republicans have carried five of the ten counties sure, while Grafton 2s in doubt. There i* aloo some dothes as to tbe Democrats having carried the entire! ticket in Merrimack County, the vote for Register ol Deeds being quite close. Returns from 152 towns and cities give Harriiuaa 27,931, and Sinclair2s,olo votes; scattering,* 80. Many Republican strongholds are in cluded In the places not heard from, which, It is thought, will carry General Harrimaa’s majority to about 3,100. Tbo total vote in the State is estimated at 07,000. Last year it was GS,G3S. The largest vote ever cast la the State was in 18C0, when it footed up 71.C03. The following table will give on idea of the general result: -—lS67.—, /—1856.—, a C u» m as p»a 5 3 * Counties. 3 -y % ~ 2“O W O fj a g 3 g PoS : s Rockingham it 2.637 2.314 2,6*19 bMC Stratford* 12 2,587 1,93* 2,t25 l.S'^S Btlknan 8 1,755 J,CC6 3,721 1,557 Carroll* 12 1.417 3,843 1,370 1.754, iletritnack £3 HllLbotoogh.... 21 5.659 4.815 5.433 4.431 Cheshire 3 1,010 603 003 S 3 Granou*. 25 3.ESI 3,501 3,638 3,173 COOS*. 13 1,055 I,U;C 033 933 Total 116 25,630 21*333 23,133 21,445 *Onc town estimated. Tbe remaining 100 towns voted last year as follows; Smyibe, Republican, 10,023: Sin clair. Democrat, 9.037. The Republican majority in the House will surely be over 80. CoDfeaklon ofil. F. Lee, tbe Abscond ing Treasury clerk. The confession made before officers of the Treasury Department and the United States' District A 1 torney by A. F. Lee alias C. Mil ler, who was'arrested In St. Louis on the charge ol absconding from the Department with from thirty to forty thousand dollars worth of bonds, is to the following effect: He was born at Stonington, Conn.; is sixty six years old ; enlisted in the Twenty-first New York Volunteers in April or May, I5C1: was discharged in January, 18C3, on account - of, sickness; fora time subsequently wan a clerk In the Ordnance Office ; went to Buf falo, N. T.; secured a clerkship in tee loan branch of the Treasury Department in August, 3804, and at once entered on his 1 duties, one of which was to receive pack ages of bonds from the express companies to be converted into other bonds, and with these bonds sometimes small sums of cur rency to pay the Interest. Ho lost some money in bets on the New York election last fall, and took of the currency enough to pay his bets—about 890— and this was his first offence. Be } ng unable to replace this, he look from ether letters amounts of currency to replace that first taken, and. retained the packages of bonds in his desk. He continued these abstractions until the 2Cth of January last, at which time Inquiry was made for some missing packages. At that time the money abstracted amounted to about SOCO, and he became alarmed, not being, able to obtain money to replace that which had been taken. In the afternoon ho left his desk, taking the! packages •’wrapped in a newspaper, and went to his room and paid his rent. He then went 10 find a friend to borrow the money to make good the amount he bad used, but could not find him ; then went to see Mr. Andrews, to make a fall statement, but failed in seeing him. He went to Baltimore that night and commenced drinking. Next day (Sunday) he examined the packages at his room in the Fountain Hotel, and was surprised to find that the bonds amounted to over $20,000. He pre tended to be going to New York, bat went to Pittsburgh, and bad previously pat SS.OOO In the legs of his drawers, to save the trouble of going to his trunk. He sold S4.CCO in bonds to a Pittsburgh broker; bought a ticket for Chicago, but intended to leave the train at Crestline and take the train for Cincinnati, to bother any per ries who might be following him; went to Cincinnati, where he bought a pistol, intend ing to shoot himself U he was arrested; went to Cairo and thence to New Orleans, with the intention of going to Mexico; but afterspcndi&g a lew days there he took the boat and went to St. Lonl®, where be stopped : at the Planters’ Hotel, under the name of C. Miller, New York, which name he took on leaving Washington. Major Cozzens arested him. and he told bim that the money was in the trunk, and he was subsequently brought to Washington. A list of the bonds taken Is appended to the confession. The amount is about 837,000; all of which, with the exception of about SI,OOO, has been recovered. Another Visitation of the Cholera During iho Coming Summer. At a meeting of the New York Board of Health on Thursday last, the Sanitary Com mittee of that body presented an important report urging the adoption of vigorous pre cautionary measures against another visita tion of cholera during the coming summer. The committee says : The Sanitary Committee deem It to be their dtry to inform the Board of Health that there is Just reason to bcliere that epidemic cholera will appear here doting tbo months or May or June next. ‘Whether the disease which existed Inal year baa left germ- eiorurh behind to generate a fresh pes tilence this spring Is a question that no one can arswer. The rain, snows and frost of a severe winter may, it is hoped, hare destroyed But on the supposition that such may be the fact we shall still be exposed to constant Importations of cholera from Europe. Cholera is not extinct m Europe, and accounts have jost reached os of la prevalence in the island ot Guernsey, and It hr almost absolutely certain that U tcill be brovohtto this country by tome of the Immigrant j ic/io will amte in Jfets Tori, Some discussion followed the reading of the report. Dr. Bergen did cot think it pro bable that cholera would visit New York during the present year. The history of the previous visitations of that epidemic proved Hat it seldom broke out afresh In the suc ceeding year to its first appearance. Such a recurrence of the disease had not occurred on any previous occasion, and he could not see why the probability was greater this year. • Dr. Stone remarked that It was not a recur* rence ot last year’s cholera towhicu ho re ferred, but to a fresh outbreak. Cholera was raging at the present time m Guernsey and St? Thomas’, and it was n-aiost this ho would guard. Tanning hr Compntilon, A patent has been taken out In Europe for shortening the tlme of tanning by' com pression. The Invention is designed for all sorts of leather. Mechanical air pressure is to bo used, by means of which the tinning properties arc forced into the pores ol the skins. The apparatus by which this purpose is to bo accomplished, <jyu. sisls of a cylinder, made either of v • TOn » wood. or masonry, |a « 18 ,\? cked np the ®kius, packet one aiove the other, having the atraU of materials them. Into this tbe tanuiug liquor U pnmpo*, atanv rrte that may be dtoired. The pressure of air, which pumns the fluid, circulates the taonla In every direction, and at the same time presses it into the pores of the akin. Cyllu ,of U ” D “iUat be lined with lead, to keep both t*e skins and the tanning mat. ml from comlrg in contact with the iron. The degree ofpres sure inside the cylinder is indicated on a manometer, and In order to keep the desired degree and no more, the presj b provided with-a safety valve to gnard against over pressure. The length of time and the de gree of pressure requisite, depend on the Quality of the hides or skins operated upon. The attempt to apply atmospheric pressure to tanning Is not new, but the means de scribed above are different from those of other Inventions. An Extract from Senator Tate** Elo qnent Temperance Speech. But there Is another reason why I feel permitted to refer to mystlf, and that b be cause while 1 have considered that 1 was only a moderate drinker, It has been pub- Ibhed all over the land that I was a drunk ard. Fellow-cltlzens, there was some trmh in this, and there was a vast deal of error in It, too. I was addicted to drink occasionally as a stimulus, as I supposed, to strengthen my nerves [laughter], acd as a heighteoer of social joys. But, Mr. Chairman, differ ently from other men, I had a most unfor tunate difficulty with myself, and that was, I had a woederful facility, whenever I drank, of letting everybody know it. [Laughter.] My sprees were not frequent, but they were long and they were loud. [Laughter.] The grand prairies of Illi nois did not furnish area enough for one of my forward movements. [Laughter.] That was ■ not only the cose, but whatever I have done for tbe last seventeen years—whether I had to make a speech to a political meeting; whether I spoke against tbe Nebraska bill npoo the floor of the Douse; whether, as Governor, I wrote a message, or published a proclama tion, or prorogued a secession Legislature [great applause], the universal charge of the Opposition was, that ail those acts were done under the influence of whiskey. [Laughter.] Now, fellow-citizens, I have concluded to put a stop to this matter. The editors and reporters of newspapers are an honorable class of gentlemen whom I respect; but I want those libellous scribblers who have made so many misrepresentations as to my course of conduct to understand that from this time henceforward their vo cation in that respect is gone [langhter and apjlausc], and they may now publish their libels until the hand tha* writes them shall fall withered aud palsied: bat I never intend that they shall have any license or authority to publish me os a drunkard again, even if I have to abstain, as 1 will ab stain. from tbe mildest glass of claret that ever the fair hand of the fairest lady in this land should present to me. [Applause.] There is the evil of the thing; this misrepre sentation. this liability to misrepresenta tion. Why, sir. after I had made these speeches, some sharp articles of abuse would be published in tbe paper, acd some ‘“Friend ly Indian” of mine—[laughter]—would mark around it with black Tines and send it to me for my Christian contemplation acd supreme delight. [Laughter.] I will stop it. I have promised that proud Commonwealth . which for twenty-five consecutive years has honored me with all her public positions, In the Legislature, as Gov ernor, as member of both ’Houses of Con gress; 1 have premised all who love me; and I have promised Katie and tbe children —[loud applause]—that I will never touch, taste, nor handle the unclean thing—fap - planse]—and, by the blearing of God and my own unfaltering purpose,'! intend to fight ic ont on this Hue to the last day in the even ing of my life. [Applause.] If all you, gen tlemen, would do the same thing, you would lose nothing In miud, body or estate. [Ap plause.] * The reformed drunkard accomplishes a more heroic achievement than did the Spar tan band at Thermopylae, because he con quers himself. That man is only great who seeks right, and truth, aud justice, and ad heres to them with strong, vigorous aud per petual purpose. As to the effects upon the nation, Mr. Jef ferson said, many years ago, that “The habit of using alcoholic liquors by men in office has created more injury to the public service, and given more trouble to me, than any other circumstance which has occurred in tho internal concerns of the country during my Administration. If I had to commence my Administration again, with the knowledge I have from experience de rived, the first question I would ask from a candidate for public favor would be, is he addicted to tbe use of ardent spirits.” ■ The man who Is to legislate for a great country, to help make laws and constitu tions involving the destinies of millions of human beings, ought to be a man of reflec tion, moral principle, integrity, and, above all. a sober man. [Applause.] Go into your legislative balls. State and National, and be hold the drunkard staggering to his scat, or sleeping at his post, and ask yourself tbe quest iou whether be is not more fib to be called a monument of his country’s shame than the repre s*ntut!veof freemen. Would It not be most fearful to contemplate that ill-fated epoch in tbe history of our country when the de men of Intemperance shaft come mroour leg islatlve balls witbont shame, remorse, or re bnke ; when he shall sit upon juries, npo*. the bench, and drunkenness run riot amom the people ? Who then will protect the shlj of State upon this maddening tide; who wll steer her in her onwaid course amid lb' dashing billows ; who will spread her atarr flag to the free, licsh, wild wiuds of heaven* The Grand Hotel of New York, [From the New York Evening Gazette, March 13. The great Cranston hotel, which is to hi bulk on Filth avenue, opposite the entranct of Central Park, and about which the pah lie bss heard more or less from time to time Will be commenced in about, blx weeks. O' as coon as the season will admit. The struc tnre Is then to be completed ready for oc copat cT within the shortest possible period ccnsisiert with the proper execution of the work. The plan; and details hive all been completed; the stock has been nearly all subscrlced, and the trustees will soon hold a meeting for the purpose of giving the elegant structure a name, it will probably be called the Grand Hotel of New York. It will be remembered that thlc hotel Is to be two hundred and one feet wide by four hundred and twenty feet In length, covcrinj thirty-four lots, or elghty-four tbotuand sn pcrCcial feet. It will be seven stories high crowned with a mansard, or French root and will contain one hundred and seventy four private parlors, six hundred chambers single and in suites, besides overooebundrec other rooms. The size andstyle of this immense building will exceed that of the Grand Hotel ii Paris, making it the finest structure of thr kind in the wrrid. The exterior of thb bui'dimr, rich with facades, pavilions, bal conies, high roof*, etc., will be truly beauti fnl and imposing, contrastlrg wonderfully with the square masses of marble and stone known as the Astor House, and the Metro politan andFiltb Avenue hotels. The plan of the bouse Is for the accommo dation of a large number of families who wish to occupy separate suites of rooms, but there will bj single rooms for transient gnests. It Is to be for tbis city what Fenton’s or Mivort’s is for Lon don. or the Hotel de Westminiter lor Paris. The most distinguishing feature ot the plan Isa grand central court or emtrd'hon netrr, covircd with a glass roof, and from which alone access is obtained to the whole building. This cour Is entered by two porte eocheres, each twenty-six-feet wide, one in Fifty-ninth, and one on Sixtieth street. On one tide of the eottr there will be the sails de redeption, thirty by forty-six feet. Eight spacious stair-cases will lead to dif ferent parts of the house, and two lifts will run from the ground floor to the sixth story. It Is expected that the location of this hotel so far up town, will cause that part of the city to grow rapidly, handsome private rcsl dt-cces and churches springing up on all sides. ArU-mm WanPi First l>U*r. A writer in the Boston Snnday Times, In a notice of the late Charles F. Browne, gives the first letter of “Artcmns Ward.” When it appeared in the columns of the Cleveland PiaUtdeaUr , it was generally taken in earnest by readers, and “A. Ward” was looked upon for some time as a veritable showman : To the Editor ot the Flaindcaler: Sik: I’m moving along—slowly along— down ’lords your place. I want you to write me a letter, sayln bow’s the show bizness in your place. My show at present consists of three moral bears, a Kangaroo, amoozin little rascal—twould make you larf to death to see tbe little cuss jump up acd squeal—wocks figgers of G. Washington. General Taylor, John Banyan, Dr. Kidd, and Dr. Webster In the act of kill ing Dr. Parkman, ocsldes several miscellane ous moral works, statoots of celebrated pi lots and murderers, etc., ekalled by few and excluded by none. Now, Mr. Editor, scratch off a few lines sayinhow is the show bizness down to your place. I shall have my hand bills done at your place. Depend upon It. I want you should get my handbills up in flaming style. Also get up a tremenjos excitement In yur paper ’bout my nnparalled show. We must work on their feellns—come the moral on ’em strong. If it’s a tem perance community, tell ’em I signed the pledge fifteen minutes arter Ise born. But on the contrary, if yocr people take their tods, say ttat Mister Ward Is as genial a feller as we ever met—fall of conviviality aLd the life and sole of the soshnl Bored. Take, don’t you ? If 7011 say anything ’bout my show, say my snaixisaa harmless as a new-born babe. What a interesting study It is to see a zoological animal like a smux, under perfect subjection. My Kangaroo Is the most larfable little cuss 1 ever saw—alt for fifteen cents. I am anzyus to skewer your inflooense. I repcet in regard to them handbills that I shall get them struck off up to yonr primin offis. ilv perliticai senti ments agree with yonrn exactly. I know they do, becaus I never saw a man whoso didn’t. Respectfully yours, A. Wako. P. S.—Ton scratch my back and He scratch your back. One Haudred Tnocwind Disabled Vvnnr -Tien Jr» trance. The Paris correspondent of the London Times cites official statistics which bear out ’ the assertion that the number of men whom Napoleon proposes to take annually forth* army amounts to almost the entire product of able-bodied youth which France can pro duce. It will astonish many tolearn whata large proportion of the young men who arc foiced to draw lots every year and liable to serve as recruits in the order ot their num bers are rejected by the.medlcal inspectors. In 1864 the number of men liable to se-we was 335,000. Of these were rejected *1? 106 be low the standard height; 80,524 weak consti tution, consumption, Ac.; 15.95 S mutilatcrf from birth, hernia, A*c.; 9,100 humpbacked and flatfooted; C. 953 blind or deaf; 003steam merers; 4.108 insufficient teeth; 5.1T4 syphilis and cognate diseases: 5,213 goitre and scrofula; 2,158 cretins, lunatics and paralytics; 8,280 divers incapacities. The total yonth of the year unfit to serve in the army was 109,000 odd The number of the Alumni of Harvard Is 7,730; the number of Vhe-<e now living Is about 2,770. the number of the Alumni of Tale Is 7.543; the number of these now about 3,C00.