Newspaper of The New York Herald, 26 Mart 1861, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 26 Mart 1861 Page 5
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FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Monday, March 25 ? 4 P. M. The bank statement of to-day compares m fol lows with that of last week;? Wttktntiing Lorn. Specie. CircukUum. DrpotiU. March 16 $tf2,60U,92? 36.219, #78 8,3t>:l,a47 00,828,779 " Ibtrch i3.. 1;?,760 466 &?, *80,046 8,346.011 01,040,223 Decrease . $1,860,470 ? - Increase.. ? 3,260,370 ? 1,410,444 The increase of specie )s larger than was expect ed, and thojrs that tbe Mint was a free contributor to the bank supply last week. The next state ment will show a considerable excess over $40, 000,000. Tbe California steamer arrived this morning with >699,597, and $800,000 is on the way frem Boston, baring been brought over in the last Canard steamer. It would be a great relief to our banks, and an assistance to trade, if exchange would rise to a point which would justify the re shipment of some of this surplus gold to Europe. The decline in discounts and the increase of de posits tell a sad tale of stagnation in business and general liquidation. Unless times mend, the banks will have hard work to earn dividends this year. Money is gradually becoming easier. A good many names, on short paper, are current at five per cent, and we bear of several call loans at four. At 6 a 7 the best single names are passed without difficulty. We cannot, however, report much in crease Of <;9jifid???ce in the paper market. All but gilt edged are hard of sale. Foreign exchange was inactive to-day, the drawers having advanced their rates, and import ers being slow to give the advance, at all events before to-morrow. The leading houses are asking 106 for sterling sixty day bills, and 5.22% a 5.25 for francs. There are no commercial bills of any amount in market. Another advance of half per ?eat would render it possible to ship specie to England without loss. But a fall in the bank rate of interest is now expected by each steamer, and this will again. prevent shipments. The stock market continued firm to-day, with a fair amount of business. Stock operators seem generally to read the news from Washington as Indicating a peace policy on tbe part of the Lin coln administration; and though the public evince, thus far, but little inclination to follow their lead, without some more positive information with re gard to the intentions of the President, they have quite strength enough themselves to keep the market steady. At this morning's board every thing advanced, the most conspicuous advance being in Michigan Southern guaranteed, which lose 1%; in Erie which rose 1; and in Tennessees and Missouris, which rose %. All the Western shares were in better demand, at an advance of % a % per cent. Hudson River rose 5 *i and New York Central %. Governments were steady at Saturday's prices. After the board the market was firm. In the afternoon the market was higher and quite active, closing firm at the ; following quotations:? United States 5's, 1874, 89% a 90; Tennessee 6's, 76 a %; Virginia 6's, 79% a %; Missouri 6's, 66% A 67; Canton, 14% a 15; Cumberland Coal preferred, 7 a 8; Delaware and Hudson Canal, 89 a %; Pennsylvania Coal, 79 a 80%; Pacific Matt, 86% a %; New Tork Cen tral, 79%; Erie, 32% a 33; Hudson River, 45% a 46; Harlem, 16% a %; do. preferred, 41% a %; Reading, 45 a %; Michigan Central, 58% a %: Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana, 18% a %; do. guaranteed, 39% a %; Panama, 117 a %; Illinois Central, 82 a %; Galena and Chicago, 96% a 74; Cleveland and Toledo, 36% a %; Chi cago and Rock Island, 59 a %; Chicago, Barling ton and Quincy, 74% a %; Milwaukee and Missis sippi, 11 a 12; La Crosse and Milwaukee land grant bonds, 10 a 13; Illinois Central bonds, 101% a 103. The debt of the United States government at the present time is about eighty millions of dol lars. In December last, when the last official re turns were published, the debt was 133,709,000, Including nearly $12,000,000 of Treasury notes. Since then two issues of Treasury notes oi (5,000,000 each have been made, and $8,000,000 have been borrowed under the act of February 8. These rcccnt loans would have swelled the debt to $81,000,000, if no Treasury notes had been paid off. Between December and March, however, some of the Treastiry notes included in the above $12,000, 000 were paid off; while, on the other hand, it is probable that the public debt was increased in other ways, in consequence of the straits in which Mr. Cobb left the Department; so that, on the whole, the actual debt at present is likely to be ?bout eighty millions. Mr. Chase now propose? to increase this indebtedness to eighty-eight millions. In publishing the official call, the jour nals which are understood to speak the views of the government inform us, in the first place, that this loan wilt carry the government throagh the balance of the fiscal year, up to 30th June next; and, also, that Mr. Chase seriously contemplates the rejection ef all bids under par, and intends to dispose, by private sale, of Treasu ry no'es, running two years and bearing six per cent interest, for all that portion of the $8,000,000 which he cannot borrow at par. Both intimation* are likely to be incorrect. Neither Mr. Chase nor any other man knows how much revenue the gov ernment will receive from customs, under the Mor rill tariff, in the months of April, May aDtl June. Merchants and Custom House officers say that they cannot form the least idea of the practical working of the tariff, or guess whether the duties at this port, during these three months, will be $10,000, 000, as they were in 1859, or $5,000,000, as they were In 1857. No one can tell how much money the gov ernment will want between this and July, and if Mr. Chase, In borrowing, offers a quasi-pledge not to become a borrower again before July, he under takes that which he cannot perforin. Nor is it at all likely that the new Secretary of the Treasury has already resolved to decline bids below par. It would be better for him to borrow money on a twenty years bond, at 9T>, than to get par for Treasury notes which will be coining back npon him for payment in two years time. Mr. Chase must not delude himself into the belief that the public credit is re-established. The circumstances of the negotiation of the loan of February 22 may not be known in Ohio or in Washington; here it is tery well known that but for the strenuous per sonal exertions of a few public spirited individuals, it would not have been taken at all. There has been some speculation in the new bonds feince then, and their price has risen; but a very small accident would send them iown again quicker than they rose. Since the war of 1812 no such enllapse in public securi ties has ever been witnessed iu this country as we have seen since the election of Mr. Lincoln. It must not be imagined at Washington that the trouble is over. And this would seem a fitting moment to observe that the capitalists or this city who arc now again appealed to, on grounds of pa triotism and public spirit, to subscribe for this new government loan, are entitled, before they lend their money, to know something more about Mr. Lincoln's policy 4han they have yet been told. Commerce, industry, enterprise and speculation ?re at a standstill throughout the country? no man dares to buy merchandise, or property, or Mtocks; no man wanta to give out any paper; every one stands nervously waiting for the future wondering what Mr. Lincoln will do. In such a utate of things, when a single word or an act from the President would set the machine of commeroo ?going directly, Mr. Lincoln ought, it seems, to ac company his appeal for aid with some statement of his policy. If he is going to make war, the public want to know it. If he is going to acknowledge the Confederate States, why not ee y so? The present suspense is fatal. We are indebted to the manager of Adams' Re press Company for the following circular instruc tions, which, it appear*, have just been issned by the Treasury Department of the Confederate States. When the Confederate government first went into existence duties were it once levied on goods imported from the Northern States through the seaports of the seceded Sutes, bat the same goods were Admitted free if imported bj one of the railroad lines. It wm in order to correct this anomaly that the following circular was issued. It will be seen that it establiahes a very thorough system of indirect taxation. The delays and stop pages which it will involve will be felt as a serious inconvenience by travellers, while the duties to be levied on goods imported by the land route will probably close that route altogether to freight:? llUUsnH CwcrukR, No. III. Co.M'iDSKjrc err atm or Ahjolhu, > Tkuscht Departkxnt, Mosrooxxav , Uarch 13, 1861. J The annexed circular instructions No. 3, under this dale, issued bj this department, for regulating and exer cising a revenue supervision over all goods, wares and merchandise introduced into the Confederate States of America, from foreign contiguous territory, over railway routes, ate promulgated for the government of collectors of customs and other revenue oflioers, and a strict oom Iliance with and execution of these Instructions is en >ioed upon and required of all such officers. C. C iWCUiltNUKK, Seo'etary of the Treasury. Rtyu lotion G(te niny the Intr&lurtiom of Goods Warn arui Merchamiitr into the Confederate State! </ America by Ha\l-oad on Inland Route*. All goods, ware* and merchandise Introduced into the Confederate SUaee of America frum nny foreign terri ury contiguous to that of the said Confederate Mutes, by means of lullway conveyances, must be Introduced over the following railroad liues, and through the following revenue post, until otherwise provided for by this de partmeat, and shall be subject to the provisions of these regulations. Railroad Hnei. The railroad liues by which goods may be introduced as afoietald are those named in the list hereunto annex ed:? [Ko railroads m'niion<d ? Kd. Haaaio.] Revenue Staiumt. For the protection of ihe revenue and the execution of these regulations, there shall, at tuo following Darnel points (and such others as thin department may hereafter drtni proper! neirest to the frontier of the Confederate blab s on railroad liues before named , bo organized reve nue establishments, to bo known as " revenue stations," at wh!ch shall reside an officer of the custom* known as a revenue guard, whose duties shall be of a supervisory i ature over ali the meicbaudirSe introduced as hereinaf ter provided. These revenue stations shall bo at the points named in the list hereunto annexed:? [No list fcunexeu. ? lid. I1kra!j> ] Revenue. Depots. There shall also be established at tho places hereinafter named revenue pwts, to be known an revenue depots, at which (hail reside a chief revenue ofllcer, with a'.l tUa powers, and to discharge ail the duties nec f.sary to the exercise over the goods, wares and merchandise intro duced as aforesaid, the counrol now cxurcised by collec tors of Customs over importations by sea at p.irta of en try, which powers and duties are hereinafter defined In these regulations. * These revenue depots shall be at the points state ! in the list attached hereto:? [No list attached ? ft>. Huulp.] Action on Arrieal a' Reveuue Station*. Immediately on the arriral of any railroad carriage or train from any foreign territory contiguous to the Con federate States, at any of the revenue stations before re ferred to, the conductor, or o her person in charge, shtll be required to prodn :o to the revenue guard at said lirst revenue station, a manifest in triplicate of all the goods, wares or merchandise brought into the Confederate States on board such railway carriage or train ? and this manlrest shall be in tho following form:? Manifm. Report and manifest of merchandise laden on boord the cars of the railroad, whereof is conductor, which merchandise was taken on board at the several places specified therein la the contiguous territory of I j Df scrip I Where No. I Marks I tlon of [ taken Car*. I and I pkg?. A I on Not. contents board. By I To I f lace whom | whom I or port forward cm I of dea ed. f nig:i I tinat'n Dale. A B , Oonduot >r. It shall be the duty, and Is hereby required, or tho re venue guard at the revenue station aforesaid, to board al' railway trains arriving at sail station frotn said fo reign territory at all hours of the day and night, to re ceive the manifest herein before required, and on Its presentation to sen that the goods described therein are placed in separate cars from those in which mails or passengers are conveyed, and to place on each of paid freight cars revenne Jocks of the Omfele rate States ef America (it being required of the rail road company transporting such goods to provido cars suitable for such goods, and so construotod as to admit of such l?cks be'Dg placed t hereon), and to certify on Ihe origitnl and duplicate manifest the fact of its presentation in the following form:? Certificate on Uanifrd. Revkju k Statio.v at ? - , I ? day of . 18?. J I certify this to be the original (or duplicate, as the rase may be) , manifest exhibited to me on the above <!ate. A. B. , Revenue Guard. The original manifest, thus certiiied, shall bo returned to the conductor; the duplicate forwarded under soal to the revenue ofllcer at the first revenue depot to which the cars arc destined, by the shortest route, aud the triplicate tiled in his office, after being first renorded in a book to be kept by him for that purpose, In the follow ing form: ? Manifest R<yittcr. Dale "/I Receipt Nome qf\ Railway . Number qf tar Marl t, Auni ben antt Dt ncripHon of\ PI:g*.<lCon>.'t Place of Oestina tinn. Re marks. A transcript of this register shall be rendered monthly to the chief revenue officer, at the revenue depot within his jurisdiction on the railioed line in which sush station is established. Action on Arrival at Revenue Depots. f>n the arrival of the railway train or cats at the first revenue e'epot, within the limits of the Confederate SiaVi, the conductor or other person In charge of such train cball deliver to the chief revenue oflicer residiug thereat the original manifest, presented to and endorsed with the certificate of the revenue guard at the station aforesaid, and alto to deliver to the said chief revenue officer all the merchandise described in wild manifest, by either leaving nt said depot all the locked cars containing the same, or depositing said goods in a warehou-t of deposit at said depot, to be provided for that purpose under the regulations now governing bonded warehouses, or as may be o'herwise provided, on such delivery being mado and an examination being Instituted of the train by said rev sane olhcer; be shall, If satisfied that all the merchandise bus been delivered, furnish to tho conductor or other person in charge of the train, a permit in tbe following fcrm ? Revkmh Dwot at ? ? ? , \ ? day of , 18?. / The conductor of the train on Railroad, arriving at this depot at ? hour, ? minute*, this ? date, having delivered to mo all thi' merchandise on board said tram, has permission to proceed to a further destination. A. B , Chief Revenue Officer. The aforesaid chief revenue officer shall be furnished with duplicate keys to the revenue locks placed on said cats by the revenue guard at the frontier revenue sta tion: and should the earn containing sucb goods not be left at said depot, it shall be his duty to nnlock the cars containing such goods, and either in person or by deputy superintend the unloading of said goods, and their dei? ?it in the warehouse of deposit before referred to. Frm Ootdf. should any portion of the merchandise thus transported on said cars be composed of articles exempted by law fiom the payment of duty, and of a character to admit of a speedy and sat isfactory examination at the revenue do pots, and such goods are Intended to be landed at interior places on said railroad or Its connections beyond the aforesaid first revenue depots, It sbaU be per mitt el for such merchandise to remain on board said train and pan to such further destination on the coniuctor furnishing to said chief revenue officer at the revenue depot a srhrdnle In duplicate, in the following form ? Schedule of free goods introduced Into the Confederate States of America , over tho??? railroad from ?| ri if nir ?;i h iff H /nd on the examination being satisfactory , the afore said revenue officer shall return the schedule to the conduc tor, with a permit endorsed thereto, to deliver the same In the following form: ? firm qf Ksvrvrs Depot at ? ? , ) ? ? day of ? , 18 ? . j The goods described In the within schedule, having I been examined by me and found to be exempted by law from the payment of duty, permission Is hereby given to deliver the same at the places staled therein. A. B., Chief Kevenue Officer. The duplicate of the schedule shall be tiled In the office of said chief revenue officer, and recorded by him in a book to be kept for that purpose, In the following form:? kw. print or rxu noons hroviht is to thb AoanoMtAia STATES or AMIMi A, TUIIOrGH TBI HKVWl* HSPOT AT . LVamtqf iPackapei an< '< I j Dr-tina Date I Haxln u i ! Con'mtt I Quantity 1 ralti? I tion. A copy of the above register shall be renderel monthly to the Treasury department as an abstract of the fre? goods Introduced through said revenue depot. Should, however, from the eharacter?f the good", such exam inn tlons be Impracticable, they will be required to be left at said revenue depot and disposed of under proper permiU to issue for the same on entry under the provisions of these regulations. Dutiable Mrrtkandit> Dutiable merchandise arriving on said trains, may also be immediately forwarded to their destination on permits for the same as hereinafter provided, being in tbe posses sion of said chief revenue officer at the time ot arrival o f said cars, and on so doing, he shall furnish to sail con ductor a permit In the following form: ? Revenue Depot, at ? ) ? day of ? IS?, j Permission is hereby given to transfer the follow log dtscftbed geods td their destination within tbe territory of the Oonfaferate States of America. Bore describe the goods by marks , numbers and de scription of packages and general oontents. A. B.t Chief Kevenue 0 (floor. Tbe manifest presented by th" conductor of all ears ar riving at said revenue depot, shall be eonseoutlvcly num bered and rooorded by the revenue officer, is a book kept by him for that purpose, in the following form. - Rffjider qf Manif'it. In this rf rwt?r the time and mode of disposition shall expiate when the goods paseel c?jV)d3l?f ."If rerenoe officer, ud whether forwarded by ikiwM tram bv which they arrived, or at sum* oU Mr psriod, ud by Miner convey aacs, ud a copy of lb to register shtU bo Monthly rendered u> the rreaaury Department, a?ro Mrl of Um transaction at said revenue depot. For Um prop* discharge of Um aforesaid duties,! I tbn chief revenue olicer at the revenue depot* UM* board all tun em arrival, at all boors of Um day and night, either in person or by deputy, and shall be accessible at all hours by having his office constantly opened. rum wpir Baggofft. The baggage of all passengers passing orer tbe rail road route* before named, on arrival at the aforesad rev enue station or depots, shall be subject to the inspection and examinations of either the revenue guard at such stations, or revenue officer at euch revenue Jepova. and >ny baggage that may be intended to be ianded at place* between the revenue stations and first revenue depots, may be examined by the revenue guard, and if contain ing no articles subject to dutjj, dull be landed at the in termediate place named, by having the following permit, signed by the said revenue guard, pasted permanently on the trnnk, valise, carpet bag, or other envelope of such baggage, and the permit shall be In the following form:? Boom* Permit. Revenue ft ktion, at ? . IS?. Passenger baggage examined, ana may bo delivered. A B. . Revenue guard. Booac* Obtaining Dutiatl* Mtrckandi*. Should, however, dutiable articles be found in such baggage, the trunk or other package confining the same must be placed in the car witn the merch*ndlse, and un der the revenue lock as before required, and the fact no ticed in the manifest. And such baggige "hall be uell vered, with the other merchandise, to the cnief revenue officer' at the revenue depot, under the foregoing regula EHipctilion o f Baggv)* a! R-vntf Dtpott. Passenger baggage destined for pluces oeyond or more interior than the revenue depot, must bo examlued by the chief revenue officer at said reveuoe de|>ot, and ir they are found not to contaia any merchandise subject ti duty, may piss to their destination by having a permit in the came 'orm as that provided for rev?h"to sts'ions, signed by the chief revenue officer, pastod thet^m. ? Should, however, such bsggage contain dutiable mer c hand He. the trunks or other package in wh<h suid big gage is contained, shall be deposited at said revenue de pot as hereinbefore provided for regular merchandise. Disposition of MerchatHlOe at Rroenut De^. All merchandise deliveied .nto the custody of the chief revenue officer, at revenue depots, as aforesaii, and not disposed of as heretofore provided, may be disposed or in accordance with the following regulations ? Entries may be made of merchandise arriving at reve nue depots, under all the provisions of existing laws, and the regulations of the Department, for consumption ?nd the pavro. nt or duties or warehousing, and withdrawals, and on these entries, as full compliance shall be required of all laws and regulations relating thereto, as if such were made at ports of entry or delivery. In addition to the delivery of men haudise on such en tries, it shall be permitted to deliver the same, on entries beicg made under the pi o visions of the following reguU FrUn! of *M>rchaniiu at Port of Dtntination, Tmportfil or Brou<M in yte Omftdcatc Statu through a Keetnue Importers of merchandise, residlnp at any port of en try or port of delivery within the Confederate Statos of AmcrlcoT may be permitted to Introduce goods Into said confederacy, from any foreign territory contiguous there to, through and by way of any revenue depH provided for in the foregoing regulations, on presenting to the collector at such all the documents (with the exMttaaor substituting the railway receipt 'or bill of loaulred by law and treasury regulations, for tho entry or imported mcrchan Use. and making due entry of the same for cither consumption of warehousing, itating therein the fact of Importation through a revenue depot, by sub diluting In tho form of entry now provided for. the name of such revenue depot, and State where locitod, for the name of vesnl and master : also furnishing a schedule describing the goods as described in the Invoice and ?n try, and executing, In addition to the bonds now required bv iaw, a bond in a p.inal a am equal to double the Invoice valuo of the goads; conditioned to produce the said goods and deliver them to the collector with whom such entries shall be made, with'n a period of time to be stated In such bond j and this bond shiil be in the following fum Imy/rtrtion B?nd. Know all men by' these plants, thU we, ? . as Drinciiials, and as sureties, are held bouni unto tbo *onfcderate States of America, in the sum 0f dollars, for the payment whoreof U> the Con federate Slates we llrmly bind ourselves, our heirs, ex ecutors, administrators and assigns, jointly anl severally. As witness our hands and seals, this ? day of ? el^e^on^mionCofthL obligation Is such that if theabov* bounden pimclpals, or either of them, or enter of their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, shall, within juig fiomthe date h<Teof, or within such further time as the Secretary of the Treasury may, on application of any of them before said day . allow, or lo case of delay fiom unavoidable accidcnt, within a reasonable tlmi thereafter, transport fron the revenue depot oftheCm fwilrate Slates at in the Stole of by (here name the route) the merchandise described in an entry made at the Custom House at this date, for (here name tho class of entry), as per margin, (deeenbe on the maro in tho merchandise) , and t hall deliver the #umi to tbr collector at said port of (here name the P^t^hcre the bond is executed), in the same and in tho identical packages as brought tato^Omfe derate btates, and delivered to the revenue officer Bald revenue depot at , or, failing so to do. shall pay to the collector, or proper collecting officer of the Oonfo^ I derate Btatoa, at the port of (here name the P?rl wJ1?r* the entry is made) the full sum stated in the bond, thi n thUlTbl^atloTlsW be voiM, otherwise It slujU rem^n ? full force and virtue, and bo enforced by due process of '"Jailed and delivered in presence of ? ? ? on the execution of this ??>nd tho collector at the port nf ontrv shall Issue a permit, directed to the revenue offi cer at the revenue dejiot through Which i Um ! goods ait .to be introduced for transportotlon, which shall be in the following form ? ^ /nwxme transportation. District of port of ) ? day or ? 18 ? . | To the chief revenue officer of the revenue depot ativ.nd htvfbe been given at this office for the delivery to me at this port, oi the following merchandise here en tered for (state kind of entry), ? vix ? (Here describe the goods by marks, number, and de scription as on the entry.) . imported through your revenue depot by ? from you will deliver the same Witness mv hand and r 1 official seal, J l. | tbe date above written. ^ ? C Sector. This Dcrmit shall be delivered to the importer, and on its presentation to the chief revenue officer at the re\e S&Ssaws ? s'sarsss which the goods are introduced, and on Its receiP^T revenue offiMT it shall be bis duty to compare li wlth tlM n>,mu fnr aAu irocxlR (it such permit has been reeeivea, or immediately on IU being receh red] I, ^ colle( tor forwarding the same of any discrepancies be twren said pched u le and permit. ^ ? aJSSX into the Confederate 8tstts through revenue depots, and entered under the provisions of these reguU'kms, Uiey for consumption , by notifying the surveyor of tbj ^ port y,S?K or arrival, and placing the same nn inspection officer of the cuaww* the duty oi the surveyor to deUU for that purrpoM) , be avoided on entries for consumption b? u^!?p0^5 do by designating the same on the tav^, and entry, tu? follow iDf fom ?rritM PwrSHT OV' ? ? , P"*J ol> I ?^SSSTbT? "KSTS " for .landed at ^ r. OoDector. If all the p?clf>jr<j> are not required for nam pice, there ?ldue may be delivered to the Importer on nil p tying the- duty estimated on the entry, executing a bond In the form and manner now required by law and treasury regu lations, on the delivery of other than sample lockages on entry of merchandise Imported from foreign porta by sea. Cancellation of fmmniatim B<m<U The bond? riecuUd for U?e transportation of gooda from revenue depota Khali be cancelled on the receipt of the assistant storekeeper la charge of the warehouse la which they are uepemted, and the completloa of nil ex am (nations and final imui.iaixw of warehouse entries, or If the entry be for cot>auaip?lou oa the Daal liquidation of said entry. Framina itew and Aii>raifm<nt*. All examinations tiers? aty to Ute ascertainment of quantities and valne of g'?*la imported through the reve ntie depots, aa herein provided. nball be conducted In the same manner as now required for mercbadniae imported directly by sea. A Uitradt Rectrrdi and Rot urn i The abstracts, records and returns of all goods Intro duced by way of revenue depota, shall be the aame as tho^e on Importations by sea, substituting the word " In land,'" and name of revenue depot, lor that of veasel and master On the establishment by the department or laland re venue posts, for the entry of merchandiae and other reve nue purposes, all the provisions of theae regulations Mhall apply to such In the aame manner aa herein before pro vided for ports of entry or delivery, and the duties here in before required to be discharged by surveyors, shall, at such places where there are no surveyors, be perform ed and discharged by the chief revenue officer at such posts, or such other other officer ss he or this department may designate for that duty. Bondt from Railroad Ompomie* All railroad companies over whose lines goods are In tended to be Introduced into the Confederate State*, from foreign contiguous territory, shall be authorized to do so on filing in the Treasary Department a bond exe cuted to the Confederate States of America, In a sua to be ftxed by the Secretary of the Treanury, obligating themselves to the faithful execution of the revenue laws of the Confederate Plates, and the regulations of the Treasury Department, so far as relates to the correctness o' manifest, and their custody of the merchandise trans ported; and under said bond tbey shall be responsible for ail frauds committed or attempted by conductor* or ether perrons In their employ, and while the merchandiae is in their custody , and the form of thin obligation snail be fixed and determined by thta department. The exchangen at the Bank Clearing House this morning were $26,5ti6,720 93, and the balaucee 11,368,180 15. The business at the Snb- Treasury was as follows to-day:? Receipts... 1277 061 37 ?For customs 133 ooc qq Payaaents. Mi,MM Balance 6,274,921 16 The earnings of the Galena and Chicago road the third week of March were as follows:? TWrd weak, 1861 128 105 Third week. 1860 1b'i?4 tocrtue .flO.Ml ?Equal to 55 per cent. The earnings of the Cleveland and Toledo Rail road for the third week of March show a decrease of $500 from the corresponding week of last year. The United States mail steamer Champion, Captain Seabury, arrived at an early hour this morning from Asp in wall, with the Pacific mails of the 1st of March. She brings 1609,597 in specie. The Erie Railroad Company has purchased the line known as the Buffalo and New York Cit/ Rail road, running from Hornellsville to Buffalo. The road i* ninety miles long, and has been used by the Erie company under a running arrangement. It is commonly called 'Tatchin'a road," and has played an important part in the old quarrels of the Erie and Central, when paasengers were ticketed throagh from New York to Buffalo at five dol lars. This link has been the only communica tion of the Erie Company with Buffalo, as the Buffalo, New York and Erie Railroad? a pay- \ ing road at present running from Corning to Rochester? is controlled by the New York Central Company. The Buffalo and New York City road, like several of the lines which cross the Western part of the State, turns out a most unfortunate speculation for the bondholders? fhc Erie Compa ny getting the entire line for $125,000, equal to about eighteen cents in cash on the first mortgage bonds. The road cost about 14,000,090. This pur chase gives the Erie Company a direct line from New York to Buffalo. The price paid, though very low, we believe is more than the road would bring at a public sale held at Batavia. The citi zens of Hornellsville, according so a telegraphic despatch, are greatly rejoiced at tiie sale, and lired one hundred guns. The National Intelligencer thus remarks on the subject of the Southern Confederate States loan:? It seems, by an advertisement of the Secretary ot the Treasury of the Southern confederacy that no portion of the loun of $lf> ,000,000, authorized by the Montgomery Congress,. hag' been yet taken. That officer gives notice thai one-third of tbeamount will tee ottered to the public ontho7thof the ensuing month, to be Issued in sumti ranging from |50 to $1,000. The Secretary s*ys that, in order to ecable ull portions of the people throughout the Confederate States "to exhibit their common interest in raising funds for the common defence, books of subscrip tion will be opened at the cities and principal towns," and "to enable all persons conveniently t>, current banknotes of the place will be rece'ved at their market value in coin." He also states that the debt is secured by "a duty of v of a cent per lb. , or *t ?ut 62 cents per bale, on allootton exported." The Savannah Republican gay:? A reference to the tables shown that the decrease in re ceipts has already reached 760,102 biles. There is to be dec uc ted from ibis quantity, lionever, 138,429 bales which have gone to market oviiland. This still leaves a deficiency of 011 ,723 bales, which, frcic the best informa tion we can obtain, Is apt to lacfease from week to week. Ttio news from plantations invar la'jl y reports the crop in; and the stocks in interior towns aggregating but 81,811 bales this year, against 174.001 bales iat>i, indicate tint the most sanguine short crop estimated h ive not been far out of tfae way. The political troubles which have agitated our country caused planters to bring their crops to mar ket, and the same reason* urge** gh.ppers to hurry it off to Liverpool or the North. The result is seen la the small quantity now left in the country and rem i ning In the Interior toweg. In 1859 Ih t reoe p;s at all ports up to this time were 3,166,412 bait s, our tallica for :ho pre sent year chow the receipts to bo 3,140,982 balos? a ditle renoc of only a few thousand bales. IT the parallel con tinues till September 1, we w .11 have a crop of 3,800.905 bales; but the causes we have etunKratcd a iove, to gether with the facilities for getting to market, which in crease every year, would go to pre ve l_it .t will be even lees than this figure. The New Orleans Picayune of Wednesday last thus notices the money and exchange market of that city:? There was a more buoyant fee' ne '.n the nv 'ket to d?y, both ror tr?<irt>y an<t exchange. Prime king i>aper is in active request for preferred iuvestmeui at 10 per cent, at which figure one or two round amounts were passed. There were a'so transactions nt 11 a 12 per cent for good names, but tbe omrlngs of either ciass are small. The exchango market continues to advance rapidly, the ex treme riee In foreign bilk within :i.o l aft three days be ing equal to 1 >4 a 1){ per cent. Clear sterling was Liken to a considerable extent at 106 -4 a 107 with sales of round sums at the latter figure. It is low four mont lis and a half since these rates have *<een attained On the 3d of November, I860, we quoted lo7\. as the extreme, and during the interval tbe market -as always ruled under that point, and for a considerable poriod from 7 a 12 per cent below. Drafts with bill of lading can be sold at 106 a 106, but fcere aro few ottering. Francsaro scarce, and prime bills readily bring 6f. 27jtf. A fraction better ie conceded for exceptional nvaes. We quote from 6f. 35 a &f. 27>g. Sixty day bills on New York have been Fold as l1* a 2 per cent discount. Tbe supply of sight being limited a further advance wns paid, ani tbe banks established the oounter rate at premium. The Chicago Tribune of March 21 says: ? Exchange declined %c. to day, tbe current rate being per cent. Buyers were few and their wants small, even at that figure. Customers could readily obtain a concession of X from the regular rate on round lots, and we presume that in some casoa % were granted. The banks pall customers 5 per cent, but outsiders were glad to get 4>< a The decline has been slower than was at tirat expected, but It is steady, and to tbe business public most gratifying. They would no pleased to see the decline of to-day repeated for the next tea days. A continuance for even half that time would be decidedly acceptable. Gold is scarce, but not wanted. Nominally it bears about the sam - price as exchange. There Is no sensible change in the general money market of tbe city. Currency is abundant: but the opportunities to use It are on the increase, aod bank era are anxious for still larger cat is. We have beard It statel, with whU authority we know not, that $1,600,000 of our currency had been withdrawn from circulation since laat November. If so, the balance Is proportiooably better. During the active business season employment can be found for nearly all we have; always premising that the bonds on which It Is based do Lot decline from about present rates. An appreciation of ten per cent on tbe State stocks now held by the Auditor would render most of our currency as good aa such a fluctuat

ing " institution" can well be made, It in understood that Judge Miller, of the United Sta os District Court of Wisconsin, has rendered an important decision on the validity and priority of the flamous land grant bonds of the defnnct La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad Company. The decision is said to run somewhat as follows:? Tlie whole amount of bonds la $4,000,000. The first 1,990 bonds are allowed at par The next 610 (in all $2,600,000) at forty cents. Tbe balance {we assume) are poet]x>ned to the second mortgage, which interposes Itself after 1,990 had been issued, and for that reason the 600 bonds are only allowed at forty oenta. The $1,600,000 were issued n long time after the others. In the second mortgage (Rsstern division) case of Bronson an<U*outler, trustees, against the Im Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad Company, the decree is to allow the whole isiue soooad mortgage bonds at fifty oents on the dollar only. The priority of the mortgage and liens, according to this de cision, Is about as fpllows:? K outrrn Dini lien. First mortgage $060,000 First mortgage (city Milwaukee) 814,000 Second mortgage (city Milwaukee) 1,900,000 Wutern DiviiUm. First Issue land grant bouda 2,600,000 Second mortgage fcpods 363,000 Second issue land grant bonds 1 .600,000 Particulars of ths decision, by mail, will probably reach here to morrow, when certain points which are obscure in the telegraphic advices will be correctly understood. Ia tbe meantime there Is a great flurry among tbe holders of bonds Involved. Both ca-es were argued early la February, and the decision was reserved till the opening of the term on Monday last. The deals Ion, It Is understood, will be appealed from to the Pu preme Court at Waahlngtcn. Previous to this decision ths bonds numbered from 1 to 2,600 were coosidsred free from irregularity, but It now appears that some of the finsnclal operations of the swindling managers of this concern win bear Investigation. Tbe legal complications of the concern promise to Increase rather than diminish. Rto?k Eichtiue. Mokkay, Umr< h 26, 1801. f 24000 UBTilSH/e* MX 260 nh? Rrio K K . .*30 32'; 40000 I S ?'? 98U 1000 r8i'?4?M.. 92 1600 TtMRlSpc nta 103\ 1*0 6000 1>Dn ?'? '90.. TIV 60 40000 do. . . bOO TO 20000 do htOftf 80 70 6000 do MB 70 S000 do 60 S00 100 100 360 do *10 32* do *30 do Hi 6 32 * do *20 32'i <lo >00 32 U do b0O 32% do r.. 32* 70 8S? Hiidm Rlv RR. . 40 6000 N Carolina R1J< 200 do *30 46',' 13000 MlMiourl 0'?.. 170 Iter R R pr?f . ... 40 6000 ? ? 4000 16000 16000 4000 do M0 40 MX do b30 600 do 00* 100 do do 00* 476 Hftrlem R R 10 do MO 00?,' leo do bSO 10 26NorwA WorKR.. 30 do *30 00 % 30(0 0?lifornl*7'*.. 87 % 100 KfwIlDff RR. 8000 Brktyn cy w I. 102 3000KripRK3mb?'H3 #2)< 1000 do <n\ 2V6 0000 do 02 .100 4000 HudRtvRR lm 106* 900 2000 MKNprlmufch 108 200 ?*X 44 \ 100 do. 76 Mich Ontral RR. do ..... . b0O 68'f do MOftfUtt 68S <lo *30 6<W do 8000 Mlo.bSn 1 m b* 80)* KlO do bt? 68 >< 2000 Mloh So ? f b* 07 100 Mteb So 4 N I R? 17 * 4000 do... MOO do 200? Cblfc N W 1 m 40 M H 300 80 .'<00 400 do bflO 18 do. do 1TJ 30000 CU* N ?!? 1? MOOHaaAStJRRb 46 300# IJMeAW 3mb 96 1660 Gal 4. Obi 1 m. M 66C6 l*U,M*Tvie b 70 2660 JJMtQRR $pcb 99 V tfikitob Bask II 5 Buk OoanaMTM. 94 16 Metropolitan Bole 1M 36 Cumb Cool prfd. . 7.V 126 do J 16 Pacific Mail SB Co 67 100 do MV 60 do 1 30 86* 60 do HO SO 1532 N T Central ML 79 100 do. b60 79V 660 do b90 70 160 do blO 79 MO do ?4 79 160 Erie RR .30 33 V 76 do 32* flKCOND $4040 U S 6's,18Sl ,cou 93', 1COO do ?3 V 2000 Treos 12 p ct. . l(Xi? 1000 do 103* 1006 Missouri 6's. . . 67 11000 do MV mo Tum 6 b, '90.. 76 v 1000 N la 1st mtg . . 88 13000 Chi tNWJn 17 6000 Mich So 2 m b. 67 6000 Harlem 1 m b. 100 '? 60 sha Erio RR . . b30 32 * 160 do 321,' 1?0 do 830 3 in 160 Del k Bud Gtnal. 89 V 18 do 89 V 100 Pacific MB3..S30 80 40V MM S&NIgstk b30 106 UlOlRKssr b60 476 do 600 |o MO ai6tialw*OucRH 300 do a30 100 do. blO 660 do ?ao 60 do 60 do HO lMCloAMKll. b30 100 do. 1060 da 100 do *00 260 ChJj* Skill Kit. 25 da 300 do *30 200 6a bSO 400 Chi, B & Q RR.n30 180 do 100 do *30 30 82 '4 82 82 72V T2* 73* 13* < * 73* 30^ ?? 36 V 68 V M* ?* M.V 73 78* 73* 30 do 86'.. 100N YOen RR . slO 79 100 100 600 160 IOO 79V 79* do. do. do (30 79 do t>3 79 do (3 79',' 200 Barlcu KR 10 V BOARD. 100 she IUr RR . . s!6 100 do 100 Harlem KR pref. 100 do b30 100 do 160 do 50 Mich On RR ... 10 M S it N la RR. . . 25 do 100 do. 100 do b30 300 do b30 360 MS & N la g n... 160 Ul Cen RR scrip. . 60 do b30 100 Qal h Chi RR. . . .. 60 do BlO 30 do 100 Clev k Tol RR. . . . 300 do 700 do 600 Chi k R I UR. . . . 60 do blO 76 do 16 V 16 V 41 41 V 41V 41* 68 V "* 18 18',' 13 V 18',' 39 82 83V 73 73 73* 30 U 36',' 36* 6<J 69 68* Now York City Bamki, March a:i, 1N01. banks. Iamim. Specie. Circulation. De/ntitl, America $5,643,586 4 306,568 116. 74# 6,763,980 ?Am. KxchuDgo.. 7.086.63,1 2,203.367 Atlantic 626 630 67,696 Broadway 3,968 267 1,729 383 But. 4 Drovers'. 1,419,098 503.622 Bull's Bead 474,0(2 61.209 Chemical 2,091 110 1,462,765 Commerce 12 611.100 3,648 060 City 2,280 312 605,846 Cora Exchange. 1.644 066 286 619 Continental .... 2 778.291 997,378 Commonwealth. 933,729 290 343 Chatham 747,673 197;512 Citizens' 769,033 160,802 East River 338 067 80,364 Fulton 1 262 692 696,793 Greenwich 048,959 162,033 Grocers' 616,247 10.1,271 Hanover 1,494,272 219 399 Irving 769 283 168.442 Leather Manufs' 1,762 664 4419,971 Manhattan 4,913,857 1,873,845 Merchants' 4,828,060 1,779,093 Mechanics' 3,622,277 1,828,950 Merchants' Ex.. 1,969,076 415,630 Mech. & Trailers' 915,704 294,072 Mercantile 2373,851 714,915 Metropolitan.... 6,830,239 3,631,680 Market 1,657,371 30J,i78 Marino 948,201 172,370 Mech. Bkg. Aeto 769 321 182,379 Manf. It Mercha' 746.498 168 260 New York. 4,695 084 1,466,464 National 2,174,638 444,967 Nassau 1,639,714 464,066 North River.... 697,890 111,816 N. Y. Dry Dock. 416,226 89,120 N. Y. Exchange. 830,844 20,865 N. Y. County. . . 374,139 81,121 North America. 1,694,732 349,863 Ocean 1,602,803 318,766 Oriental 473,737 101,232 Park 4,666 106 2,193 685 Pe^le's 650,213 142 623 Phonlx 3,090,591 775,292 Pacific 989,429 244,238 Republic 3,873,288 1,337,360 Imp. Ji Traders'. 2,446,622 467,153 Seventh Ward.. 1,131,820 308,046 State of N. Y... 3,712,999 1,188,666' St. Nicholas.... 1,029,367 304,859 Shce and leath. 2,234 156 336 030 Tradesmen's .... 1 ,632 383 200 Ml Union 2,681,866 712,430 167,364 4,883,988 87,168 222,324 261,220 4,656 926 238.981 1,168,090 108,724 420,117 294.68T 2,969,108 1 976 7,238,270 ? 1 ,792,383 123,907 778,407 180,791 1,697,557 208.062 768,004 113,497 610 198 160,439 002 822 85,827 241 >81 184,361 1,215,803 157,733 471,688 49,7ot 339,863 73,291 761 ,676 114,2'23 656,461 271,616 1,207,895 377 584 4,169,403 170,030 3,94.1,778 278,681 2,897,961 107,009 1,135,458 160,737 778,404 26,328 1,953,912 222.888 5,275 410 206,064 908,774 133,609 652,487 82,767 408,977 131.444 470 681 397,316 3 406,592 140,966 1,179,243 124,331 1,086,830 76,966 409,460 161,684 169,687 74,917 264,825 73,460 387,176 84,613 1,076,402 98,687 831,080 97,844 316,696 167.889 4,604,421 96 602 471,388 130,702 2,041,479 138 341 790,1:11 175 980 3,195,396 185.596 1,676,493 181,956 691,619 212.982 2,647,478 61 070 717,022 360,979 LI 73 492 261,976 600,663 218,054 3,866,881 Total f 120, 760, 456 39,480,046 8,345,01191,940,223 1861. 746 819 1,499,814 mm 525 20 ,139,26 1 dhV GOODS TKADK. The following is a comparative statement of tho Imports of foreign dry goods at New York Tor the week ending the 22<l inst. and since January 1:? For tht wr?v. 1859. 1860. Entered at the port.. . . ?726 796 1,767,014 Thrown on market . .. 7i W,?M 1,107, 611 ?Since Jan. 1. Filtered at the port. . *27 530,279 30,647,960 Thrown on market... 28,748,699 81,402,702 It will be seen by the above statement that the amount of goods thrown upon the market was in excoss of the entries. This is attributable, In some degree, to the desire to place them In market at the present ratos of duty in anticipation of the inauguration of the Morrill tariff next week. Tho character of this extraordinary measure continues to be the suhjoct of discussion among leading merchants. The conclusion arrived at is that a more blundering, incongruous and disaatrous bill was never inflicted upon tho country. It is a double heaJod bill, and embraoee several objects under tho Bamo head, which should never be allowed in legislation. Kor instance, it authorises the raising of money by loans, an>l at the same time establishes a now and almost prohibitory ta riff. In a general way it appears that It was mainly concocted for the special benefit of thoee cng*ge<l in the cotton, woollen and Iron manufactures in all their forms, and ought to be called a bill to destroy commerce and to enrich persons In domestic manufactures. The impression gains ground that it will be next to imposiible to execute ssch a law Many of its provisions directly conflict with oach other. In the same division " other manufactures of flax " are tuxod 2'> per cent, and in a few lines below " other manufactures of flax" are taxed 30 per cent ad valorem. Which of these rates are to be enforced 7 ,, Woollen clothf are taxed by the pound. In a hundred cases there are hundreds of piecos or different lengths and different weights. In this case all the pieces of diflbront weights would have to be weighed separately O get at the specific doty. Then the invoioe cost would have to be ascertained to get at the additional ad valorom duty. Such work would involve double the number of inspectors and weighers now employed, and for whose appointment do legal provision exists. The collection of duties on cotton goods will also bo equally complicated and difficult, and will require an in creased forde of experienced men. The same may be said of iron and steel, of which there arc 133 classifications, and over 60 bear different rates of duties. It is consider ed that to execute the present simple law requires even a greater force than that now employod. Tho present number under the ooctrol of the Collector of the port of New York amoents to 646. Hence, to execute the Morrill tariff properly and with due despatch, will require an ag gregate force probably of near double the uumber. We have no space to pursue the subject further. Of the goods entered for consumption the past week , woollens amounted to $220,760, cotton tj $97,4-16, Bilk to $163,676, flax to $77,006, miscellaneous to $54,134 ? total, $611,980. EnUrnl far Oontvmftum. Pkgt. VaJw.. Silk-. rkfft. Wool ? Woollens. (Srpeting... Cloths Worsted* . . C. k worst. Shawls Braids k b. . Blankets. Woist. yarn 83 $68,330 67 16,966 39,310 34,645 67,964 1,654 8,610 3,234 1,114 Bilks ...... 50 Ribbons ... 68 Cravats.... 1 Velvets ... 36 Crap m 0 Raw 10 Valu*. $48,146 60,041 1,722 86,746 6,078 11,342 Total 607 $230,786 Cotton ? Cottons..... 96 Co'ored .... 68 Em. muslins 37 Prints 2 Hdkfs 12 El 144 19 Velvets.... 1 Total.... 160 $102,676 Max? I.lnea* 165 $31,283 Hdkfs 36 38,721 Thread 29 14,793 Lin. k cot. . 14 3.262 Total.... 243 $77,008 Miscellaneous? Straw goods 7T Lsa. gloves. 26 Embrnid's. . 2 Kid gloves. 21 Total.... 369 $97,435 Total.... 136 $54,126 Withdrawn from Wartkoutt. Wool ? Woollens. .. 78 $40,293 Carpeting.. 180 27,378 Cloths 9 "* Worsted... 167 Delaines. . . . 32 Cfc worsted 198 69.722 Shawls 19 11,086 llralds k b. 3 lilankets. . . 23 6,616 79.597 9,088 1 281 3.603 Silk? shawls 32 Pongees ? 6 Gloves 12 laces 16 \ "'I vein .... 7 I It \ wore d 16 Braids k b. 60 S k k cotton 19 Hewing .. 1 $7,204 2.580 14.160 9 42-1 5 .1*2 10,805 43,004 1.2968 456 Total .... 708 $237 ,5?3 Cotton ? Cotton*.... 2?? 9*9.909 O^lored .... !2#3 Km. idus1id? It i'rlnta 120 l*i 6 IMkfc ? Spool 27 Hom. Ml Velvet 1 Total ....1,318 1242,900 Total.... 339 |2U9,264 FUx? LlMM 240 ?ei,MA I^ire* 1 M Hdkf* A 5 ttl t lliread 7 ?,?.? 42 9,244 ToUl.... 206 900.013 Miscellaneous? Straw food* 39 911.2*3 Fea.* flow'* 30 6.4 4# I.M. glove*. 4 4,8M Kmbruld'i . 7 ( 099 Cornet* ... ? 1 "l M*ttm* ... 212 1,441 Total..,. 19 920,6*9 ToUl... 12? 939,270 Mlac#lUn*r>u*? Straw |'d?. 29 93,199 Enterad tor Maauiaclures of wool " COt tOtl 3?a ;? ???* mo " Aa 1 248 " saiscellaneooe. ua *?*?> M* tNMN Withdrawn from warehouse? Muaufactures Of wool 744 $331 MS " cotton 1,314 M2.904 " atlk 33? 294.2M " Bax 204 ao^on " miscellaneous. 306 3T*loa T?U1 2,861 1887 ,134 Entered for warebonsing ? Manufactures iif wool 110 $33 ?5<t " cotton 1?S 37, *71 " aUk 16 20 .Mil " flax 124 34,370 " miscellaneous. 25 3,185 TWal .*440 $139,939 The export trad* In cotton goods the put week wm to a fair extent, and chltslly to South America, and which we give, u follows;? PacMaott. vaiu*. Brazil 194 $14,046 Venezuela \ 448 44 JtM NewGransda Ill 4 All Hayll 33 #,933 Br'tlth Australia 46 2,323 British Honduras 44 3yl42 British West Indies 22 174 Dutch West Indies 4T 3,033 Danish West Indies 27 1,160 Mexico 44 10,224 ToUU V003 $47,136 Previously reported 17,803 Since January 1 18 084 The severo weather within the past week ? interspersed with snow storms, tne last of which was the hsavtsat of the year? baa not been without Its effect upon the trade of tbe city. Transportation on the river and a* railways has been impeded, and the forwarding of goods delayed. The business doing In domestic fabrics baa been inofle rate, while wo bavo no change to notice of moment In the prices of leadirg articles of staple goods. Heavy brown ihcetings and shirtings hare been sustained. While drills, under a steady export demand, have held their own. Good styles of cottonades wcro selling to a fair extent. Printing cloths were dull. Prints were inactive. Stripes, ticks snd denims were unchanged. Challiea ware In steady detuaud and soiling to a fair extent. A fair business was doing in light coesklns and Kentucky jeans. The business in foreign dry goods to local and near by city Jobbers wits fair, and prices for seasonable and de sirable styles were without change of moment. The featuro of the week was the Increased number and extent of auction sales, some of which were large and special. They generally dree good companies, and sot withstanding the near inauguration of the new tariff tho prices obtained, in moat cases, were low, and in favor of purchiaers. ___ CITY COMMERCIAL REPORT. Monday, March 26 ? 4 P. M. Attics ?Small sales were made at $6 26 for pots, and at $6 31 >? for pearls. Brkaustwkm ? With mo*e favorable newa from Eng - land i lour was in better demand and was dearer. Salea 17, COO bbls. of aU kinds at an advance of 6 cents, closing with shipping brain's extra State at $6 26 a $6 36; do. do. extra dhloat $6 66 a$6 70. Rye hour was quiet, while C?rn meal was in fair demand. Wheat waa in lively demand and lc. higher. Pales 86,000 bushels at $1 32 a $1 83 for red, and $i 47 a $1 66 ror white Western; $1 30 for rad State, $1 27 a $1 20 for Milwaukee, and $1 24 for N. W. club , and $1 18 a $1 22 for Chicago spring. Own has ad vanced a trille, with sales of 60,000 bushels, chief) v Weat ern mixed, at 66c. a 64c. for new, and 67 }?c. a Wo. ror old. Rye and barley were Inactive. Oats ware saleablo and Arm. Counts.? The market was heavy and dull. Sales em braced 300 bags Rio at ll\c. a 130. Cotton. ? Tbe market was comparatively quiet, while sales embrscod 1,650 bales In lots, closing within the range of 12\c a 12>fc. for middling uplands. Fwtiutrrs ?Rates favored shippers and olosed at lower quotations. To Liverpool about 14.000 bushels wheat wcro engaged, in ships' bajs, at lOd. ; 3,600 do. corn at !)j.. in bulk; 1,200 do io bugs at 0?d. a ?Xd. ; 300 bale* cotton at 3T6d. , 70 tons Granadllla wood at 26s., 8,000 bbls. (lour at 2s. 0d., ?00 boxes bacon and 200 bbla. lard at 35s. To Ixindon and Glasgow engagements were light. The ship R. L. Sturgos, with a part cargo of wheat In bags, at 10;?d., was taken fbr Liverpool. ? Hat. ? The market was iteudy and the receipts mode rate. Hales of shipping lots were made at 76c. a 860- , and at OOc. a $1 for city use. Mouuvm.? ?ales of 180 bbls. New Orleans were made at 35c. , and 20 hhds. Porto Rico at 26c. Naval Storks were steady, with moderate sales or spirits turpentine at last week's prices, which ranged . from 3f c. a 36c. for Southern straight and in shipping order. Crude turpentine was dull and nominal, roe resins was In fair request ut full prices, while common * Visi ynmom. ? Pork was qulot today, though quj*** somewhat firmer at $16 60 a $16 62 for mess, and $12 6? a $12 75 for prime, with sales of 860 bbls. Beet waa in fair demand, and 300 bbls. were sold at $14 a $11 ror extra mess, and $? 60 a $0 87 for repacked mesa. Lard was In request , and the sales reached 600 pkga. at 0c. a 10c. Cut meats were dull at 8c. a 8%c. for hams and 6c a 0)4u ior shoulders. Butter and cheese were quiet at former PrKi<" was qulot, with small sales within the range or 3'fiSjtiAJw were in fair request, and priocs steady, with sales of between 600 and 800 hdds. Cuba at 4>.C. a 6>.c., and 200 boxes brown Havana at 8j. a 7c. Wh?kst ? The market was steady, while prtcas were at about 17><c. Troubles Caused to Shipping Mcrthsats by Secession. CTtlTW 8TATS8 DISTRICT COCKT. March 25.? The Case of the Srhooncr KetOeu ? This Tea sel was arrested by tbe United States authorities on her return from her recent voyage from Cuba, for a violation of the law in regard to coasting, which requires that all domestic vessels shall surrendor their coasting papers and take out a register before going on foreign trade. It appears that t&e captain of the schooner Restlsas waa unable .to obtain tbe necessary papers in the Oustom House at Mobile in conaequence of the resignation of the Collector at that port; and, having his cargo on board, be proceeded on tils voyage to Cuba, not knowing tharho was violating the law. The captain and consignees now pray Tor a remission of the forfeiture on tho facts set forth In their petitioaa. judge Belts sent the matter before Commissioner Carroll to take testimony, upon which a rei?ort wtM be made to the Secretary of the Treasury. . ^ Tbe petition of John I). Pandora, master of the achoen er Beetle* s, scti forth tbat Bhe Is mi Arocrlcwi and that her owners realdi in Now Jersey ; thai be pro cecded In the KeatlesH, with a cargo, to Moblls^whlch be discharged, the vassel st the time sallta* nadar a coasting licence and enrollment issued at Great Kga Har bor; alter discharging his cargo he and loafed bis vessel and signed bills of lading for cargo to Havana, Cuba, and then applied st the Cuatom Boose at Mobile tor a register, and was then iafortned that the Collector had resigned, and that there was aoperaaa there who held or could exorcise that office; that he waa not aware of that fact when he chartered and leaded, and not being versed in political affairs, was not aware or the situation of such mat ton; that his cargo belag la this vessel llablo to selxure, and no person under the laws of the United .States to give such clearance, the pe titioner, Capt. Sanders, proceeded to Cuba with his car go, reported to the L'Oltad sutaa and dlAchajrccl his cargo, and In all twinge actja as a matter of s vessel of the United States ahoaM do, and then proceeded to the port of Ne^ York wita ha cargo; that In all his doings in tfae matter h# did aot know that he was violating any law ofthel nitod 9tataa; and had no intention to do so. Hs therefore the Court will inquire Into the circumstances of the caea, and report the facts to tbo Secretary of the Treasury , la order that the penalty may be remitted. . .. The petition of H. IUrmony'? Nepaewg&Oo.,consigns?i and other-, owners of the o?rgo. acta forth that tb? c*rg? was shipped by and beloogwl U> meroaattle beoaaa u? Cuba wholly unacquainted with our laws and tho true state of our political affairs, that when the vessel 1*7 Cuba, where tbe cargo ws4 shipped, she wss reprwatad au<l believed by tho shippers to be a venae ^ V*1 InlUd States, and entlOedto all the privileges tb*raof' and that vn shipping their goods, getting Mr pMWm from the United States Consul, belief, and had no knowledge to l^? vessel sailed then and now sails under Ihe AmeTWlMt gHt, that the penalties were Incurred innocently and witaojit any Intention to del mud the United States ior laws. They therefore pray Tor aa examination sf tbe facta, and that the forfeiture may be remitted. Corn ro* Mnwswi-vi.-J The Huard of Police of tfsailb county , Miff , at a into meeting ftuthorlwvj the leeuing of I> md* to the amount of 15,000 for the purpose of bartag oorn for the people of the oounty, and appointed MUer John O. Btackwell MM for ita purrhaao. The Brandon HfjruHi :an publishes a let tor from M*Jor R , tlatlng that be haa succeeded In getting a email quantity, and that It haa been chipped to Lake station. The RnmUUam ?<?(!?, " every county similarly situated ahould take noma action to relieve the want# of her cltlaoas, as hundred* of bard work leg and responsible men wUI be unable to make a crop this year unless they cao get the eora to feed their team* on a credit. ' M%)or B. Hawkins has aldreaaad a letter to Mr. ftaedea, rreaident of the Southern ftailroad Company, informing him that be haa already shtpail M OfO bunheto of oorn, contributed from NbrlogfleM, fib no la. anil that he expect* to ahlp 10,000 to 16,000 btakaia from Jacksonville, and 3,000 from I'eorla. Tbta Nn la for distribution to the poor, and la Mat to Brandon. It !? somewhat mortifying to Colon man to reflect that Mlaala Bippt seceded on neoount of Lincoln a ? taction, and then that county sgenta shonld apply to Ullnola to aid her poev. We wonld not give publicity to tba fact, bnt that the let tor from the agent, mentioning tbeae feets, dated Mann 2, Is referre<l lo In the Vlctaburg Wk4g of rueaday ? AW Vx Cburier, Martk 18. ' Arrlrala Ml DtpartarM. A RBI V AH. Hat aha via Kamav.? Cteamahi* Karaak? Tapt aad Mr* Kililmrn, Dr and Mr* Qolmby. Mr Tbuniton and ?erraet, *r? laaac Bell, Mrs C T Cromwell, Mr J Bay and .Isjer, Mr and LI ago. llolbelnnn^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H Manger, Darrell, K J Wood, cVld, * '.a?Mr,VL.R Rll?r ?n'l , 5