Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 10, 1861, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 10, 1861 Page 5
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to MUM* W?V? more than suffice for all the ex dcu?ch arising andor the act ol July lor the llonal agents inspectors ?n(l *id* rBquired for Its due execution and the prevention of illegal ^hfthifl connection the Secretary askHpcnniB^-n to direct the attention of Congress tothe^ctth^ .urveyors of ports nt several points in the Missis ?ippi valley are almost exclusively oct p y their duties under the act of July, and ar ^ ..J,.. *d in consequence to labors andregponsibiliU^ for which the compensation now allowed i??( equivalent. ? i? ^'?"k!C the Secretary be authorized to mak_ roprla. tional allowances, to be mud from 1 P tiou already made T'HR oovkhvmkkt Tssr^r-t ? - ZT" C?4 TaryX" recommends that a division b/nrovided for of forfeitures, tines and penalties, nnifer this act, between the officers, the uilormei , Sd the govermnent, corresponding to that now allowed l>y the revenue laws in other case*, and, in order to protect the interests both of citizens and ?f the government, he further suggests .that in all eases of tints, forfeitures and penalties, uudir whatever law. when .the amount in controversy does not exceed 01ie thousand dollar, the bem tary be authorized to prescribe whatever mode may seem most convenient and certain for ascer taining the facts involved, and to direct su< h set (lenient of the matter in controversy, by remitter ?r otherwise, a* he may deem just. A 80UCIT0R OF CUSTOMS TO RESIDE .IN NEW *OKK CITY. , , . The interests of the government will also be pro noted, in the judgment of the Secretaiy, bv the anpointinent of a solicitor of customs to result "" the citv of New York, who shall conduct all suits and prosecutions, and collect all ponalties iies, forfeitures and dues to the government under the revenue laws, within the collection distuct of N? w York and advise the Collector in respect to all legal questions connected with the customs which may be referred to him by that officer. OPERATIONS OK TUF. MINT. Tlie operations of the Mint during the Inst \? . were large beyond precedent. The net amount of bullio'r recciVe, | wis $72,146,571 01; the amount coined was: ? Of gold coinslW.eMi^ofsihcr coins, $2,605,700; of cent coins, $101,660, or gota bars, $20,015,163 64; and ol sdver bats $278,006 94; making the total coinage ot the v t ar $83 693 767 58. Of tlie bullion deposited, $54', 149', 865 32 were received at ?eA?*?y O: Bice in New York; of the gold bars, $19,948,72^ 88, ami of the silver b?rs, $187,078 63. in f wei r,? stamped at the same office. Of $7.?J,92.1,3(>. 11, the entire coinage since the establishment of he Mint, $520,000,000 have been coined from bullion derived from mines of the United States. Of the gold deposited during the last year $34,216,889 52, and of tlie silver $610,011 2. , were from the mines of the United States; the remainder formed part of the unusually large receipts during the year from foreign countries. ASSAY onus AND BRANCH MINT AT DENVER, CO LORADO. The large and rapidly increasing production or ?old in the Territory of Colorado suggests inquiry fnto tlie expediency of establishing an assay off < e ?r a branch mint at Denver. A private mint foi the convenience of the people is now in operation at that place; and obvious considerations seem to require the substitution of national for private agencies in coinage. fUl MINERS at NEVADA AND ARIZONA TO BK l? TECTKP. f ' The silver mines of Nevada and Arizona have also yielded large leturns; and the protection ot the citizens, engaged in extracting their treasuics, from insurrectionary and savage violence, demands I the earnest onslderatioi} of Congress. THE COIN IN THE VNITKD STATES. No means exist of ascertaining, with abso ute certainty. the quantity of com now m the United States; but the bcr-t acccssiblo data lead the Secie tary to concur in the judgment of the Director ^of the flint, that the amount is between two hundred and seventy-five millions and three hundicd nnl ^?The?Se??retary takes great pleasure In directing the attention of Congress to ttie able and in* tiu? tiyo report of that officer, aud to the suggestions it ARWy'kXPKNSES INCURRED BY GOVERNORS OV STATES, AND WHAT TUB SECRETARY DID UNDER THE CJR Vnder^thc'act of July 27, 1SC1, large claims have been presented, by the antliorized agents of tbe<.? Tcrnors of several States, for expenses incurred on account of troops raised by them respectively, and employed for the suppression of themsurrcction; but as the act authorizing the settlement ol tl'e-.< claims required proper vouchers 111 support of tlieni to be tiled and passed upon by the accounting offi cers and as no such vouchers have as vet been furnished, it has been hitherto impractmblc to ad just and pay them. Inasmuch, however, as these expenditures were incurred at a time when ton cress was not in session, and when the public |cncy was imperative. and were marked, so tar as the statements submitted to him disolesed theh character, by discretion and patriotism, the Se< re tary thought himself warranted in advancing to the several States, upon certificates ol the Mate office** to the general correctness of the "' Counts, and on condition that no further claim should made on account of the expenses contem plated by the act until alter hnal si t tlemetit upon vouchers, the sum of for ty per centum of their respective demands, and he has accordingly paid to the States ?jf Illi nois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Mulli gan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, 1 < nn >l vania. Rhode Island and Wisconsin tlie aggregate aum of $4,514,078 51. . As the law did not seem to contemplate die . .n tinued action of State officers for lederal objeots, but confined the appropriation made by it to ex penses incurred, leaving expenses to beincurrcd to the action of federal officers within thcirrespcc tive spheres of duty, the Secrotarv has not thought hims If authorized to settle in the unusual mode provided by the act, except for advances actually made, or at least contracted for prior to its pas sage. All other claims are, and will be, retcrred to the War Department for sanction and requisi tion, unless Congress eliall be pleased to direct SondTbSLED FOR CLAIMS CONDEMNED AS 1SJUF101S 1 TO THE PUBLIC CHK1IIT. An act of the last Congress authorised the payment of claims, allowed for certain ser vice# and expenses in .Oregon and Washington, to he made by the issue of bonds of United States, bearing six per cent intercut, and payable twenty years after date. The Secretary most respectfully asks the attention of Congress to the injurious in fluences of authorizing such issues for such pur ?oses. Claims are easily allow ed when payment i to be made otherwise than in money, and 'bonds {?sued for claims are apt to come into tbc market in competition with bonds issued for loans, to the ?erious prejudice of the public credit. That no important injury has resulted from the act just re ferred to is to be attributed to the faithful vigilance of the Third Auditor in the examination ot the claims made npon the treasury, aud the compara tively small amount of bonds, not exceeding. ?ro bably, two millions eight hundred thousand dollars in all, issued or to be issued in payment of tbem. The attention of Congress is respectfully di rected to the observations of the Filth Auditor in respect to the abuses which have been tolerated in the consular system, and the expedien cy of authorizing the appointment of a Consul General for the coast and islands of the Pacific. thk i.ianTiiorsE raornuTY nrulkctkd by the l'BKVIVT B SECRETARY, ANT) EA.->ILY PfK17.l l) ITON AND OF.-TROYKD BY THK KEBKT.s. In disregard of repeated warnings of impending danger in December last, the Secretary of the Tr e astir, in office at the time neglected to take the necessary measures to secure the vessels and otli' r movable property connected with the light house establishments." This property, therefore, became the easy prey ol insurrectionary violence. Acts of rapine and plunder followed each oilier in quick succession as the rebellion spread, until the lights of commerce were extinguished a'ong the whole coast? except at Key We*t and some neigh boring points protected by the power <?! the Union? from the capes of the Ciieaapcake round to the western limits of Te\a-?. In oth'-r parts of the country the lighthouse system lias been extended* aud improved, until it is ?urnassed in aids and beucGU to navigation andcammerce by that of no other country. Under tJte direction of the Secretary also, as the rebellion has been suppressed in district after district, the lights have been rekindled. Already front the coasts of the Chesapeake, from the banks of Hm teras, from the islands of Port Royal entrance . and from Chandelucr Island in the (Itilf, shine once more ac the safeguard* and symbols .of frater nal commerce and peaceful civilization. May wo not hope tfcat die time is not far oft' when every ex tinguished light shall la in lik/1 manner restored, amid the rejoicings of a reunited people ? TUK ? Alt INK HOSriT/*! P. The Secretary respectfully invites legislative at tention to the condition of the marine hospitals ^constructed or in process of construction. The number has been increased far beyond necessity 1 or utility, and to the serious prejudice of the fund for ftick and disabled seamen, derived from the hard earnings .of the meritorious) clam to which i they be'iong. At. present, indeed, some of these I hospitals are made available for the beuetit of the troops; but this use must necessarily be J partial and temporary. Of these, therefore, as well as UtVise not thus used, the Secretary reconi 1 lueixto that those least ftdvaiitagoously situated and employed be disposed of on the most favorable terms, anil that no new structures be undertaken except in eases of the clearest expediency or necessity* VALUE or TKE COAST BfKVEY TEKTFD. The great value of the Coast Survey has been strikingly uttested by reeent events. The know ledge gained by its operations during past yeurs, the experience and skill of navul and military officers acquired in its service, are now available in the operations of the army and the navy, and the ready aid now afforded by it, in examinations and surveys of harbors and inlets, to the forces of the Union, in their movements upon the coast, demon strate, beyond question, the wisdom of the policy which originated and has sustained it. Tno di minished appropriations required for its support during the lineal yeur ltttKJ will no doubt be cheerfully made. rnE REVENUE KERVK'K. The number of vessels in the revenue ser vice of the department on the 4th of March, 1861, was twenty-nine. Five had been pre viously seized by the insurgents, and one had been ordered to Norfolk for repairs, where, having been taken to pieces with a view to rebuilding, and therefore being incapable of removal, she was in volved in the disasters attendant on the destruction of the navy yard. SEVKKAI. REVENUE VESSELS CONDEMNED. Of the vessels connected with the revenue ser vice not seized by the rebels, four were on the I'a citio coast, six on the lakes and eighteen on the Atlantic coast. Of those on the lakes live havo been ordered to service on the Atlantic coast. Nearly hall' of tlit se vessels are unfit for the pur poses of the revenue, and will be sold under the provisions of the ?<'t of July 2.r>. Under the same act three steamers have been purchased and equipped, and have been of essen tial service in the suppression of unlawful com merce on the Chesapeake, and in aid of the expe dition by whi< h the authority of the Union was re cently restored on the eastern shore of Virginia. COMPETENT OFFICERS ONLY TO BE APPOINTED TO THE REVENUE SERVICE. With a view to the increased efficiency of the ser vice. the Seerotary directed a thorough examina tion to be made by a competent board of officers ot all candidates tor appointment, as well as ol all officers except captains, already in the service, and has made a certificate from that board of en tire competency an indispensable condition of ap pointment. Four revenue cutters arc now engaged in coast survey duty, in connection with the naval and military expeditions on the coasts of the insurgent States," and the whole of the remaining number are actively engaged in the enforcement of the revenue laws, and in the protection of commerce. Under advertisements for proposals for the con struction of additional revenue steamers, under the act of July, a large number of bids and models have been received, and contracts will be made for five, which, when completed, will fully answer the existing demands of the service. UNIFORMITY TO BE ESTABLISHED IN WEIGHTS, MEA fcl'KliS and COINS ALL OVER TUB WORLD IK I'OS sini.K. The Secretary desires to avail himself of this op portunity to invite the atteulion ol Congress to the importance of a uniform system aud a uniform nomenclature of weights and measures and coins to the commerce ol the w orld, in which the United States already so largely shares. The wisest of onr statesmen have regarded the attainment of this end, so desirable in itself, as by no means im possible. The combination of the decimal system with appropriate denominations in a scheme of weights, measures aud coins, for the international use of commerce, leaving, if need he. the separate systems of nations untouched, is certainly not be yond the reach of the during genius anil pntieut endeavor which gave the steam engiue and the telegraph to the service of mankind. The Secre tary respectfully suggests the expediency of a small appropriation to be used iu promoting inter change of opinions between intelligent persons of our own and foreign countries on this subject. In closing this report, the Secretary takes plea sure in asking I lie consideration of Congress for tlie various suggestions of the heads of the bureaus of the department, contained iu their several reports, which are herewith transmitted. It has been his endeavor since assuming the charge of the depart ment to infuse into its action the greatest possible activity and vigor; and it is n source of very great satisfaction to him that his efforts have been, in general, faithfully and zealously supported by the gentlemen with whom he lias been associated. The reports from the several bureaus will show how much hub been accomplished during the year, ami how well. The Secretary indulges the hope that continued endeavor, with larger experience, will make the department, in all its working, wh.it. a department charged with duties and rcsponsibili- ' ties so various and important, ought to be. S. P. CHASE. INTERESTING FROM CUBA. Oar Hnvnnu Correspondence. Havana, Nov. 30, ISC1. Oamintn/t in Ifamna on the Arrest of Maton and Sli ? dfU ? Furious Comtiui of lite Jinli .-/? Consul ? Titc Case of th r. i\irolii>r in Canada ? I'lie JitM I'aj in Fhror in Ha nana? An k'oyltfh Vesm-l Hi/in/i th' Stars and Bart ? Vesnth Fining Out lo Bttait the ntoc':a*le ? Vframjc Xeu trality of the Ktft' i'h ? The M-ri a i Expedition ? The Friijvhhip of the Hurt inn end Aintriran ComuIs, rfc. As you may imagine, the seizure of the "contrabrands of war," .Slidull and Mason, &c. , created an immense ox citemvnt here, and the enrses on the Yankee (imitators of l he English on fi rmer find like occasion*) were ve>'y loud and deep. Now they are only doop.it beginning to be Mi old story ; hut the Anglos here an still rampant. Her Britannic Majesty 's Consul Generul hero was more than furious. H ? son and Vice was equally irritated. The Diurioilt In Marina , u violent sympathizer w lilt tho pro disunion |ieop!o, h is occupied iisclf with several and \ a riod articles on the "outrageous and forcible detention of her Britannic Majesty's royal mail steamer," &c. . Arc. on lite high seas, and the barbarous and violent arrest of the above alluded to ''contrabands,'' styling it an insult auu outrage to all nations, but tl contradicts Itse'f to much that 1 presume its readers take them for what they are worth. In its issue of the 28th there is a wonderfu |Cad< r, in which it says the only Northern newspapei that had lately reached their hands was a Philadelphia Enquirer of the 10th, having given in former issues news received per steamer Baltimore, up to the K?th. and quoting paragraph from various Bal timore paper*. T wonder at this. It proceeds to quote a description of the arrest of Slidoli and Mason, and is quite exercised in regard to tlio case of I lie Caroline, and states that the United States started, aided and sustained the rebellion ill Canada. Now, in my files of the Hkrai.o, the paper of that date contains no account of It, and we usually find the news in advance of the rest of the press in your columns. I lnvo not seen the Enquirer , but wonder how it was able to publish an account of an af. fair which occurred on the 8tli, to the south of the Ha hailing, on the 10th. Peter Hicks, tho corespondent of the Diario, who resides In your rity, sends a letter un der date of the 14th, published in the Diario of the 281 h, containing a description of the taking of the forts at Port Boyul, tlr?t stating that there were two fort* of sixteen and i id. teen cannon, then of seventeen and twenly ono, and finally goes into ecstncies tin* forty riv.s were able to keep four hundred at hay for four hours. Still, the Diario declares itself u strictly : impartial sheet, and lately the editor (who. no doubt, "is an honorable man") assured our Cousul that such were his neutral feelings, though he does not the lest to con ceal much of tho news favorable to the federals and sup prc?* the rest th.it comes to hi* kuowledgo, whereas al' that he gets from the South , even reports of captains of schooners and smacks which coma from its coast, are given and often endorsed. 1 lie "stars and nars' not hosing boon recognized by Isabel II., we are surprised to sec tho flag flying here, and voxels entering with it. arc r eported as "Confederite I vessels." In a jauot in tho harbor the other day 1 saiv it flying al the fore of an Kughsli bark, f was told by a merchant hem that the consular representative of that wonderfully neu tral government <; cat Britain and Ireland, has allowed ? slaver, still tilting oat here under the rebel flag, to do so. without any action ou his part. How quickly he would have c'aniored to tho government liore had she been uuder the Atn?nc.ui bunting hu- been shown on former occasions. More: The current report is that Mr. Za chary, a met ? haoi of NvW Oilcans, hns litted out a Rchooner, the K'igenie Smith, under the Kngli h (lug, and loaded her with provisions, arms end ammunition, and which sailed on the afternoon of the 27th for Matamoros. I am told by good authority that the Engll-h Vice Consul weut to the captain of the port and requested that her clearance aud departure might not be published : certain it is that they did not appear till the 29th. There is also a slaver fitting out uiW> r the Ionian flag? the Ida Rsynes. There have been several s.hoooers loading with arms, 4c. . ostensibly for St. John, N. B. j but ihey would not uke any ci.rgo for that port, saying their cargoes were completed ; hut they were kept for several days in auxie tj by ihe report that the Pautlago de Co lit was Awaiting the*) oufide, atd their friends were c|iiito indignant, claimisg that the port ofIJa\.iU.i was blockaded. Tho above steamer came in ou tho 28th, r.nd I trust wilt pe placed bj her commander on the lookout for the A mer : > Eoglish >et sel?. We have plenty of set r-p! lorist- here ? Major Helm, formerly our Consul horo, and who often declared be should tako the side "o d Kontuck" did, is here? nays he has a more prdHublo and important mission thau tho Amorl ( tui Consul, lie, who besides bis salary received from Congress a bonus of scrap $8,000 or $9,000, to re compense extra oxpense lio had been at. Hecortainly did live iu considerable style and In a more ex|>ensivo one than any of orr censuls lately. llo and his family aro at the Hotel Cub.rno, tho secession house of the place. The social world has, after a long period of torpor^ awakened, and tho expensive routs given seem to vio with each other in cost, tho donors seeming to wish to prove thiit the financial crisis all'ects not such as they. I ww much amused on tho evening of tho 33d, at a really regal feast given by tho Conde de Santo Veuia, to seo her Britannic Majesty's Vice Consul danciug the Cuban conlra daiua, the theme of the music being no other thau Yan kee Poodle, which has been arranged to stilt this pecu liar and national danco. My attention was culled to It as a proof of neutrality. It failed to convince mo, though, to whom ho Iiad a short time previous conversed so strongly in favor of secesh. The gardens cspocUlly, which nre flue, were gayly lit with gas and colored lights iu profusion, and the festivities wore kept up till six A. M? an nnusual hour in this land. This was owing some what to the difficulty we found in calling our carriages. On tho 'Jflth sailed a part of tho famous expedition for Mexico. Eight transports wore convoyed by two frigates? the lllanca and Uermgocla (the latter you have seen in ? your harbor; ? and one steamer, the Wasco detiaray. The remaiuder are to sail on the 1st and 2d of December The English vessels here are to Join the armada, and wore here tho other day. Tho Krencli fleet Is backward in oom. ing. A merchant steamer came in yesterday from Spain, the t>uneral Alava, with seven hundred and forty-three marines. On the 28th there was a grind tirsa .Vaiu>i at the palace, it being the anniversary of the birth ot his Serene HiglinefB tho Prince ot' Asturius. I noticed as one particular feature that the Russian Consul politely called at the American Consulate for our representative, aud they went together. It seems a continuation or tiio friendly letter to our government from thoC/ar of all the Russia* . certain it if, that during a residence of twenty years I have never ?eon tho like. Our Consul looked glo. rious, and with his imposing tigure needs no tinsel livery to command respect. There are two schooners here under the "stars and bars," and 1 earnestly ho|ie the Santiago do Cuba will convoy thmn safely to Now York, as they intend, without doiiht, to run the blockade. The state of finance of the government Hero is iu a do plorable condition, maugrc tho 1'reiua to the contrary , and the excuso given for not paying is, that all the money they can get is needed for the expedition. Tho city rail road is progressing slowly, but haa excited too many anathemas from the Havanese public to bo iu much favoi , The Catulno del Ocste was to have been opened to San tiago de las Vegas, but whs not allowed to do so, I am told, because there were two turntable* wanting. Dut a generous parse would have removed these difficul ties. Wo expect the Columbia in tomorrow, aud that she will briug us glorious news. The Santiago de Cuba sailed yostcr eve, and I trust we shall soon hear of active ser vice from her in the*e waters. Havana. Not. 4,1881. S'. Dominflo?IIayti, Present and Future ? A Gleam of JIujie from Venezuela ? HUtckadtof the Portnf Sisal ? Curio in AJJ'air ? A French Vemel Firtd Into ? Htallh ?f Havana, <tc , dec. By arrivals at this |x>rt we liuve news from St. Pominjro to the 19th alt. ; Mayague/., Forto Rico, the 16th; J-inal , Yucatan, to about the ltiih, and Caracas, Venezuela, the 7th nit. From the first mentioned thore is nothing of im portance. The Captain General, Saiitana, hud returned tu the capital from Seybo, and bis return was the occasion of illuminations, ball*, &c. The newspapers which, here as elsewhere, are, or ought to be, the vcbii ios of truth and simple fact, persist in describing the ioyulty of tu? Dominicans as of the nun! touching and devoted kind. In connection with this subject it may or may not b? worthy ol' notice that the Diariu dr la Marina of the 2d inst. has nn article on Hayti, in w brick is endorsed tho sentiment that the nation which has wealth and resources within it, but refuses to deveiope them, should bo made to do so. Hayti, we know has valuable mines of coal and other minerals which are not worked, the Viai io su\ s, because white immigration is forbidden, and that whites alone can de velop" the resources of any conn try. Hie theory is plausibly To show that ll.ij ti is worth having ? us a customer ? it is asserted lint ns tar t>a< k u< 1792 the importations amounted to t A3, 000 ,000, while during seven years, from 185;i to 1069, they amounted to only $29,000, 000 ? that is. only u little more than four miliums annu ally; a tremenduoos falling off. certainly, from seventy years ago. And this is tl.o point of the article. Hayti, when a dependency and slave colony, was more valuable to the mercantile world than when she became indepm d?nt and fro: therefore, in the interest of commerce which, with many uow-u-days. means civilisation, pro grcss and religion, Hayti ought to be a dependency once more. Do you snpnose it possible that Spain would like to havo tie entire inland, or that si* harbors any remote i intention ol the kind? I learn, also, from the samo nnm i her of the Diariu that Queen Isabel lias signed the ugrns mcnt made between tho Spanish hndliaytinn commis sinners, fixing the Indemnity to be paid hv Havti at $25,000, for the invasiou of Spanish territory. The inva sion.yon will remember, was mudi by refugee Domini on; ; yet I wonder the umount should bo such a mere trillo. Tho only news from the nster island of Porto Rico is. that a railroad from tho capital to somewhere is contem plated with enthusiasm. I don't wonder at tho enthusi asm; for poor, neglected Porto Rico bus not a single mil road. From Venezuela we loam that the new government of General I'acz is tlrmly fixed. At least so says the Imle j?ii'ti-vtr. of Caracas: and we are told a? a proof tliat t lie rebel chief# Medina and Pert /, with some minor on"f h id submitted, and that the foru: id.ibie Sotillo even had sent a deputation to l'ae/. with certain pa' iti proposals. I mi us liopo that the troubles or Venezuela are about ovw. Ry a Spauisli schooner which arrived hero on the 20th ult., from ^isal, Yucatan, wc have news of the hlockudc ol that port by an armed brlgiMine. in the bands of a party of men who are described us ilitidrnlet but who they a'.e, to what party they belong, or what tln-ir pre cise object is, wo ure not informed, with tho usual wiuit 01 accuracy iu Spanish American journals, tlno ol tho local papers undertakes ? diary ol events con noctcd with the blockade, and neglects to say when ? itjc tmmeuced. The tirst item is dated October 3, and gives nn account of tho blockaders' first outrage, which was the firing on a Krench vessel while she w as enter ing the harbor. The next day an armed parly iand Thc First Avenue Tragedy. CORONER'S INQUEST UI'ON THE BODY OK MAS. It'GILI. ? VERDICT OF THE JUEY EXCULPATING THJJ PRISONER ON THE OROl Nl( OF INSANITY. Coroner Schir me r hold an Inquest yesterday at Belle vuo Hospital upon the body of Mrs. Charlotte McGill, ur No. 202 First avenue, who was murdered by lier son, Thomas McGill, on Sunday afternoon, by being thrown out of a fifth story window. The evidence elicited was rather interesting. Francis Conlon, a lad about fourleen years of age, de posed that while he was playing ball in tho yard at the rear of de. yiscd's dwelling he saw something coming out of one of the filth story windows; upon looking be saw that it was a woman; he heard the prisoner say, after he had pitched deceased out of the win dow, ' You ate going to hell;" and subsequently he said, ' This hand will go to hell and this band to heaveu ;" the prisoner was leaning out of the windoit* looking al ter his mother, witen he made these remarks ; previous to this witness heard screams, but did not know where they proceeded from. Charles H. WhitTord deposed that he lived at No. 292 First avenue, in the room n<>xt to that occupied by de ceased ; the prisoner has been dolirious off and on for the Inst week : on Sunday afternoon, between four and fi e o'clock, 1 heard the prisoner and deceased talking to- ] gotlier; tho prisoner wanted to know who sold deceased ihe rum and poisoned he.r mind ; she Beamed to make u<> reply; tho prisoner then said bo would give lie,- fivo minutes to tell biin. and if she would not do it hjvwutld throw her out of the window . I then heard tbre'flruc-cs sive falls ; there was some scuffling, and T heard the pri soner remark several times that he was a brother of the Almighty anil that the world should obey him ; upon looking ' out of tho window I saw deceased pa-sing through the I Hi?, and saw the body strike a shod in the yard below; I immediately ran to deceased's assistance, but she only lived Qvo minutes after receiving the injury; I saw the prisoner looking out of the window, and hoard him ex claiming thai he had sent his mother to hell, and v\ >uld send all of us there, too, If wo did not obey him. Win. J. Miller, merchant , of No. 12 Maiden lane, de- j posed that the prisoner was In his employ as a jkiI 1- ?i<-r ; the prisoner has shown symptoms of insanity on 8e\ eral j occasions, U it more especially within the past three day - ; he seemed to consider himself a great theatrical charac ter, and on one occasion he asked ine ifl would not hire tho Academy of Music for him; I felt perfectly satisfied of his insanity, but refia.ned from discharging h:ni beca me I thought gom- thing might be done for him; on Saturday lie came up stairs and exhibited himself In various theatrical pest 11 roe, and I was ooui pelied at last to remonstrate with him about Ins oonduet. John McGill, brother of the prisoner, deposed? thm ha re.-uded at No. 323 Went Twenty -soventh street - about ten years ago, whilo the prisoner was living in CVosby street, be was sun struck and was III for a long time in ooMeqnence; about threo years ago the prisoner h:id a quarrel with a man in Broadway ami attempted to com mit suicide by swallowing some rat exterminator; he has always been harmless except to himself; we were obliged lo koep a watch ovor him on reveral occasions for fear of liis injuring himself; on Thanksgiving Day h? told me that ; he thought he would get married, as his mother was i growing old and thore ought to be some young Woman to at tend to tho house; I think th.it the fit ol insanity in this particular oasu was brought on by the girl refuting to ? marry him. J)r. George B. Ronton gave it ns hi* opinion that the prisoner was Insane, uul when the case was rcferr >d 10 the jury, the.v also were of that opinion. The was, "PoHthi'sem injuu s received In I n. ng throw ? ? the fifth story window 01 tho ho ;se 292 First aveuu her sod, Tlioii.uK DicGill. he b* ing laboring under u pa roxysm i.l insan'ty X time." Upon tho rend ill .11 <K the above verdiot, Oi>r< er Scltir- 1 nicr committed the prtwer to the IVmbs, prior to i- ij be,i g seat to ti ? Lunatic JWylum on Pla kwell s isi.n i f. REMOVED EROM FORT MVHENRY TO FORT WAKRKN. TKroin th? Baltimore American, Pec. 3. ; Aftor duo consul elation on lliu pai l of Maji General HI* concern inn the ea m of nine prisoners who, fur *otna tune |m?i, havo been contluo.l in Kurt M Henry, ll wa> determined to send them to Foi l Warren, where they will probably remain mill! final disposition has been made of them . Tito nam s of tlx- pris.-iuers are as fol laws:- -Mr. Thomas. better known by the cognomen of l lie K. ' Uoh lady, who, it will bo recollected, was deeply concerned 10 tlio stealing of tl'.o sieunvr Nicholas, George Julius , of Washington county, an 1 a notorious se cessionist; Robert AV. Huislu, lanil agent, of HaUimoro city; Robert C. Holland, of Dorchester county; I'h ma Mortimer, late Sergeant of IVlice under the kaue I'oi cc , James Martin, private of the ami) department; .lo.-luh I'ottorffeld , Edward ('. Cottreil, of Princess Anne oounty, and Charles foe. The latter, who is respectably con nected in Baltimore, in believed to have been an oltlcor in the Confedetato nrmy; and, judging from the nature of Feveral convontat ions win. h he hay held since his lm prisonment, he If very probably a spy. Of the party, Julius, Mummer, Martin, Holland und rotlroll would have beeu restored to liberty bad they been willing to take au oath of fealty to the United Stalest government', but thin tliev absolutely refused. Ah for Thomas, Kaisin, I'oliertluld and t'oe, lliey ware Kent oil' unconditionally, ample evidence being available to prove their earnest de termination to rebel against the government, FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Monday, Dec. 9? 6 P. M. The report of the Secretary of the Treasury' which was sent in to Congress to-day, and will be found in another column, is the most interesting and important financial exhibit that has been pub lished in this country for many years. As great anxiety has been felt on the subject of tho finan cial method which the Secretary was to recom. mend, we may as well state at once tlvatthe report does not contemplate the establishment of a United States Uauk, or the establishment of a paper currency as a legal tender. The Secretary expects to obtain all the money he needs by further loans* and also by substituting for the present bank notes in circulation a paper currency based exclusively ?n the deposit of United States stocks, and issued, in fact, by tho Treasury Department at Washing ton to the several bauking institutions of the conn, try. The state of the public finances at the presen^ time may be briefly summed up as follows: ? Eotimatks fok 1801 2. Expenditure. Kxpendlture for first quarter $98,230,733 Estimated do. for second, ihird and fourth quarters according to acts ol extra sen siou 302, 03ft, 761 Additional appropriations now asked for 143,180,927 Total $o43,400,42.> Jtriy nur. Ordinary revenue from customs, &?? $.".(1,809,731 Do do. do. dirict tax 20,000.000 Borrowed M ready lt?7 .242 ,5?8 Balance ot 'ians authorized 7a ,440,(176 Deficit 213,004,427 $643,406,423 Mr. Chase assumes that some part of tho ex ptndituics may be reduced by proper retrench ment, and that some part of tho public debt (for the payment of which #22,870,398 are appropriated) may not be presented for payment, so that the whole amount required for the service of the lisca| year 1861-62 will not, in his opinion, exceed $200,000,000. For the fiscal year lSt>2-63 it is, of course, <" hicult to make any estimates, as the ex penditures of government w ill mainly depend on the continuance of the war, which, in the opinion of the Secretary, ought to be brought to a close by

midsummer next. Assuming, however, that the war will continue, Mr. Chase estimates that the ex penditures for 1862-63 will amount to $475,331,245, which he proposes to provide for as follows: ? Ksiima.ks for 1862-3. t'jrp*Hiiitiirt. Civil list |23 ,0Sf? ,071 Interior Department 4,102,002 War 900,180,984 Navy 45,104,994 Public debt 42,810,330 Total $475,331, J 45 Ju.rrnue. Customs, s-e $45,800,000 Plrei t taxes 60,000,000 reln.it 679.631 ,245 $476 ,331 ,246 With regard to Ihe shape and nature which fu ture loans should take Mr. Chase makes no recom mendation, except to say that the adoption of his system, of ba.*iug all the bank note currency of the country on United State < stocks, will impart a market value to them and render it easier to nego tiate them at high prices. Of the $'20U,(i00.(MK> required for (his year, $150, ? 000,000 can be obtained from the banks, in ex. change for bank notes, tinder Mr. Chase's plan, in order to curry this out, Congress will have to pass an act taxing the present bank notes so heavily as to drive them out of circulation, and will likewise have to provide that United States stocks, deposited as se curity for the new bank notes, must be ol the new issues, as otherwise the banks would enter the market and buy United States bonds at a di count ? which would uQ'ord no revenue to Mr. Chase. Assuming that $150,000,000 can be raised in this way, the other $50,000,000 can undoubtedly be borrowed on the same terms as the $75,000,000 which Mr. Cha?e is still authorized to borrow under the rets of July and August last. With regard to taxes: At the last se?sion of Congress a direct tax on property in the loyal States was directed to be levied so as to produce $14, K4C, 018, and an income tax of three per cent 011 all incomes exceeding $*00. Mr. Chase how recommends that the property tax he raised so as to produce at least >20 ,000 ,000; that distilled liquors, stills, tobacco, bank notes, carriages, legacies and paper evidences of debt he taxed so as to yield 1(20,000.000 more, and that the income tax be so modified as to yield $ 10,000, 000 Thus the rebellion is going to cost the Northern people $.">0,000,000 for direct taxes in the year 18(S!i-3. As to the tariff', Mr. Chase recommends an in crease of the duties on tea, coffee and sugwr, and no other change at the present session of Congress It is possible that Congress may disregard the lnt" ter recommendation, and may increase the duties on various anielcs of European manufacture, espe cially on the perusal of the following pregnant i words in the Secretary's report: ? I Tim most microti tliity of the American people ?t this j moment requires the consecration of all ilioir energies ? and alt their resources to tlia re-establishment of the t'nion I on tho pcrmnuent foundations of justice ami freedom; and, oth'T nation* look villi in'liffertnl or n/rt upon Ihix u>orl. , smund jto JiVy wouid Knn to vpffett m l tlm rxle.i-icn of ihrdun trailf, tin! a more absolute re'li.iueo, under <iod, upon American labor, American Fkill and Ameriean toil. Fre. dom of commerce is indeed a wise and noble policy ; f"i' to lit wit- or noble it must be th> p ii< y Of concordant ami fraternal nation*. The progress of our nafional debt is given in the following table: ? On July 1 , IRAQ, it was $64,760,703 On July 1 , ISO] , It, wan 9<J.sn7 828 (>u July 1, 1862, it will be 617.872,802 On July 1, 1860, it w HI be 837.872,802 In other words, Mr. Chase believes that this rebel lion is co-ling us at the rate of $1*0,000,000 ? year, exclusive of the ainonnts raised by a direct taxa tion of $.?n, 000.000 annually, and an indirect taxa tion of $10,000,000. The recommendation that lite property of rebels should be confiscated and sold follows this statement most appropriately, and wilj command the prompt attention of Congress. It will bo easy to seize and sell live hundred millions worth of land, cotton, rice, ice., Ac., belonging to rebels in arms against the government, and no principle of law or morals is clearer than that dis' turbers of the peace must pay tho cost of their own chastisement. The remarks of tho Secretary upon the snbject of confiscations, of reopening trade with Southern ports, of the lighthouse system, &?., &c., will repay perusal. Tho whole report is phi losophical in tone, clear in exposition and states manlikc in doctrine. To- day's bank statement compaics as follow with that of last Monday:-? With ni l inri . f.oans. Cir- nJati-m. Drftosil*. Nov. 3o. . $ 1 62,71*0 ,302 41.607,561 h. 637,! 76 136,304 ,64s Ik". 7. . 160.703,953 42,318.610 8.826.730 133,018.718 I- -if . USW.M ? ? 2.686,7?i 1 - - 810-f'-' J 288,664 l lii ) i- ratl'.-r be* , ,-i- in regurd t" spei etlifin v.. expci tcii. H i? pi 'liable, howc \er. that the actu al amount in bank is less than the above average. Jt cannot be expected that jit the present condition of aflliiri while wo * re supplying tho whole Went and W.i !,ington with eoin, that our banks can ac cumulate over $41,000,000 of gold. The decline in the loan column begins thia week, and will progress raj idl> iu proportion to tho absorption of the Trea sury notes by tlie public until the next fifty mi'lion loan is negotiated next month. It will be noticed that tho decrease of loans is greater than the fall ing off in the deposits. The money market is unchanged; call loans range from 5 to 0 per cent; but tho brokers have more money than they can use. First class pa per very littlo of which finds Its way into tho hands of the brokers ? sells readily at 5 a 5% per cent. Foreign exchange is steady. At the commence- I ment of business hours to-day the leading bankers j sold at 108%, but afterward mined their rate to j 10!). Francs sold at 5.17% a 1R%. The prospect is that there will be very little business done to morrow, and that first class bankers' bills will range from 108% to %. At these rates there is no profit on movements of specie in either direction Stocks improved remarkably to-day under tho effect of the news from Kngland published In this morning's Hjhui.d. A very largo short interest has been created on tho expectation that the Mason-Sliilell case will lead to a rupture ot' friend ly relations with Rutland. The report in the Scotsman frightened the bears, and caused thein to hasten to cover their contracts. Pacific Mail jumped up 5 per cent, and Panama 3; New York Central 1, and other railway shares in proportion. Quite an active business was done iu Erie, pre ferred and common stock. At the second board tho market was lower ou Pacific Mail and Central but better on everything elBe. Ktie rose to 33%, aud the leading Western shares were wanted at prices above those of t ho morning. The market closed firm, the quotations after the boai d being % a % higher than the following, which are tho last authorized figures at the board : ? United States C's, registered, 1881,8'.% a 90; do. 6's, coupon, 18S1, <??.!% a 93} do. .Vs, 1874, 83 a %; Virginia C's, -48 a 49;, Tennessee C's, 44 a %; North Carolina C's, 50% a 01; Mis souri C's, 41% a %; Pacific Mail Steamship Company, 89% a 90; New York Central, 79% a %; Krie, 33 a %; do. preferred, .14% a 5.1; Hudson River, 38 a %; Harlem, 12% a %; do. preferred 30% a 31; Reading, 34% a %; Michigan Central, 50 a 50%; Michigan Southern and Northern Iruli. ana, 18% ft %; do. guaranteed, 39 a %; Pana ma, 114 a %; Illinois Central, 01%; Galcua and Chicago, 71%a%; Cleveland and Toledo, 34% a %; Chicago and Rock Island, .11% a 55; Chicago, Rur lington ami Quiney, 58% a CO; Delaware, Laeka wana and Western, 6.1 a 72; Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien, 19 a %; Illinois Cfcntiai bonds, 7's, t<7% a 88. The business of the Sub-Treasury to-day was as follows: ? Total receipts $1,377, 024 02 ? For customs 00,000 00 ? Treasury notes 137,325 00 Payment*, Iueludlug redeemed 6 pr et notes. 2,325,36.1 .|!< Balance 6,740,881 82 The exchanges at the Rank Clearing House this morning were $24,237,525 20, and the balances $1,211,087 .18. The following is tho United States Treasurer's monthly statement of November 2.5, 1801, showing the .amount to his credit: ? Ammint Drafts . ,S'n 'yVC I'lcu-r. ondtpttU. payable, to tiftift. Treasury i iiiteil Stiit"*.. $-113,218 317.947 41,270 A i ?t,mt Treasuries ? I tos ton 2.044,030 531,0/12 2,112.503 New York 3,682,032 4.7f>0,06!? ? Philadelphia 0,304 277,145 ? Pt. Lonta 1,110.81ft 1,110.301 8,514 San I'noici.-co 007,801 705.123 ? De|>oiiitarl"e ? Baltimore 148.538 33.2*0 115,261 Itnttiilo 2,134 300 1 .828 Cincinnati 526.003 6.170 510,403 Louisville 1,000,955 915,144 25,810 Pittsburg 551,117 518.701 02,420 Chicago ? J.'I7.808 118,2."<.<< 19,580 Ilelreit 12,00.1 2,40 ft 10,224 St. Cr. , Wisconsin 500 ? 500 Omaha, Nebraska l,l.'lo 1,007 tis Olvmpla City ?"? 1 0 ? 5J0 et.Cr.,R't 0,000 ? ? 0,000 Omaha, (iil 0,210 ? 0,210 IJaltlmoro ? 20 ? Cincinnati, fit 1.118 90 1,0l'2 Louisville, 3 2,440 CM 1,747 Total $10,870,100 9.403,680 2,903,1(70 Overdrafts Assist nit Treasurer, New York $1 .oiis ,d27 Overdrafts At sistuut. Treasurer, Philadelphia. . . '270,840 Overdrafts Assistant Tr? asurer , i-'au Francisco. . 1)7,001 Overdrafts Depositary, Haltuuore 20 Overdrafts $1 .437^300 The bullion fund amounts to $l,102,l(i7. There is $ii'28,0t;7 unavailable in the Insurrectionary States. The Erie C :tnal closes on tlie largest bnlines8 ever reported in its history- the revenues exceed" ing 1847 by i'207,ono. Toll received fourth week in Nov . 1801.... Toll ri-cuived fourth \y< < k in Nov., 1800 Increase Toll received Nor. 1 801 Toll rccoiNt'l Nov. 1800 Increase Toll received from May 1 to Dec. 1, 1861 .... Tolls received from April 25 to Dec. 1, ISGO. Total increase $897,338 The private subscriptions at Cincinnati to the loan have amounted to something more than half a million dollarB. At Milwaukee, $11,000 were taken. At Philadelphia, ^the subscriptions last week at the private agency of Jay, Cooke A Co amounted to $200,000. The following arc the rates of discount in the principal cities of the Continent: ? Hank rate, Op. Marlet, pa- rent. per cent. Pari 6 Vienna 0 6 Iterliu .' 4 Kraukfort ? 4 a Amsterdam 3 3 Turin 6 fi Urwscls 4 , :i'j Hamburg ? ' 4 St. Petersburg 7 8 The receipts of the Harlem road for November, i??o $'17,370 05 1861 Vft 91.526 85 Docreafe $5,852 20 The business at the United States Mint at Phila delphia for the month of November was as fol lows: ? t'rol'l Deposit*. From all souroes $2,588 808 77 SilV'T JMpltiil'. Silver and purchases 189.1P4 01 Total deposit." $2,777.97;i 01 Copper rents (O. 8.) received In exchange lor c-nts of new issue 6,295 t i Quhl OoiiKtft*. iVo. of Pitcej. Value Doable eagle' 115,400 $2,303,120 00 llalfcagl'S 39,874 199.370 00 Quarter eagle : 158,838 397. 09.1 00 Dollars 73,5.")0 73,550 00 l ine bars 2 2.410 oq^ Tolai gold 387,070 $2,980,549 .Nijivr < 'oitwip. Half dollars Quarter dollars H'llf dimes Three, out piece* Total > liver 688,000 $l;">2,050 00 Copper. Oonti 800,000 $8,000 00 OeeapltulaUtn. Gold 387.870 $2 9-0,54.'- 00 Silver 688,000 152.060 00 Copper 800000 s.ooooo Total ... 1,875,670 $<.140 595 00 The Shipping and Contmercinl JJst furuishe - the following statement of the exports of breadstuff to Great Britain and Ireland since the 1st of Sep tcuibcr: ? Flour, Vri'l, Wheal, 0>rn, IJJ ?. 6W.?. ti I'M'. htt-hrl-. New York .206,149 :?i0 6,470,600 3,4^.114 Philadelphia 64,375 300 641,392 61 74 1 Baltimore 3, 092 ~ i:,o.24t 1.874 Boston 11,559 ? ? 20 .'lOo Other purt.- 1 ,995 ? 462,074 ' Total, 1*81 "67 170 'yiO 0,727,397 3.607 .338 . . IMJO ' '18 a, 428 9.". 0,638 1 .,<7,3:.. Increase ? ? ? 2,209,980 lw OA' 370,448 1,828 2,673,241 ? Total, 1859 otal, 1868. Now Yorlc. . Othor ports. t > nig coirrmr.NT. Hoar, WUriii, Orrn, Rye, Hit*. buxfiels. (nuh'li. buth*te . 420,303 6,917,283 221,11' 488,061 . 12,041 33,366 75 13,077 Total, 1HC1 43 J ,346 5,949,698 221,188 448, 728 Total, ISflO 18,302 192,771 14,430 350 Total, 186? 1:1 ;!04 ? ? ? Total, 1858 39,770 48,372 8,621 ? Tho Boston I' ist speaks ns follows of tbo mtb BcriptioaB to tho national loan: ? To speak plainly, ho wow, our capitalists, with ?oni? houurablo uiid wedl known exceptions, havo been grossly Indifferent to tills national loan to which people of small meuus, l ading cori>oratfons and tho banks all over I'm country havo so freoly and patriotically contributed. So mo of them, being bank and insurance stork - holders, may bo laid to hare contributed through tho institutions in which they are Interested. But In the main, our capitalists havo not, in anyftay, contributed according to their moans. Some may bo honestly waiting for tho inoomo of principal or divldeiv's, or in tho inability to ctange Investment* as speodily an the) desire. Hut we do not liMitate to doclaro that a* far an our o\(ierienoe and Information go, thoro in .** lukuwai nmoig of f' eling among thorn ? a blindness to thoir own re sponsibility to tho oommtinlty, and nn Ignorane ? of tho low estimation in which many of them .no hold by tiio sunn einmuhlty as men and art patriots. Wo coiil I natno many a man who bas made or received his fortune through the bcncllccnt laws of hit* country who his uut yet lent a sixpence to carry it. through the gn nt ft i UKglo in w hich it is wigagod. Thank tiod, these people are comparatively few, and, as yot, th? country has had no need of their cherished gold and wavering heart". We do not believe it will over nei d them; but for their own sake lb y should come forward, taking what they conceive to bo some rick, and landing of their substance to the cause which Involves aB that is it ar t'> them ? yea, uv n th'dr own money bugs. The Chicago THbuite tliun writes concerning the grain trade for the year: - Notwithstanding llio excitement which lias prevailed throughout the country on account of tho rebellion, tbcra has hunn a steady incroas ? in thin b aneh < i the businesa of Chicago, indued, tho blockadoof the Mississippi rivur served greatly to stlmnlato tin trade ol' our city, and nothing but tho exorbitant rat, .-s of freight and the con o quont extremely low prices of all kinds of produce pre vented It from reaching double tbo llguro-i of la:;i year. Otir trade and coininetoe have been measured this yeac exactly by our capacity to roc -ive and ship. Every rail road was pressed to its utmost 1 capacity, and there wan not a singl obottom on the lak< * lit to be (latched up but was in service, pushing forward tho product! oi the great Northwest to tho seaboard. Although wo aro just at tho end <>l t he eleventh mouth of I Mil our receipts of all kimi* in' grain (Including Hour, reduced) amount to 64, 09,'), 210 bushels. In 1st;:) the receipts amounted to 30,604,772 bushels, and tin y wero thought to be eiiornni s, as tin y exceeded thoso of any previous year of our history by thirteen millions of bushe's. Hut dur iik the past eleven months wo h:ive received 17,o8S.447 bushels moro than wo receive I in tho onti -o year of 1800, ami even then ,vo lud to tell the tarmr- and producers to keep back their praln, as we hnd neither storage room for it uor vessels to carry it away, % a Stock Kxihangr. Monday, Dee. 9, lRfll. 900 slis Mich On lift . 50 650 do b30 60)4 50 do 50 *4 136 Mich tio&Nlud ItH 18!, 100 do s30 18 200 do 18 50 Mi' hSntMnd g h. 30 ' ? floo do 3w v 200 (I 100 d 50 do M0 31t 50 do. . ..sio 30 10 Clov, Colin intiRR. 100 200 Panama Hit. . . 114 50 do b30 114U ft do . lft d..,,, 50 111 Con IIU 100 do.. . 110 ;i rsto do.. . !KI 60 do 30 8U>4 1 50 Clove As Pitts HK s5 90 350 >lo 27 Catena h Chi UK 100 do 250 do 100 do slO 71 Ml do 71 79 200 do bat) 71 850 ciev A.' Tol Hi: . . 34 44 M 45 42 J2\ $10(0 (J StJ'S, '08, con 97 1000 U S 0?. '81 , cou 03 6000 l'K6'l, '74. con 83 1000 111 Canal h, '08. so 5000 Tenn 0's, '90, 12000 do 18000 Ml. '-s mrl ti's. 7000 do 204)0 N' V Cen Hit 7's 101 4000 NY Cen c b,'70 J01 1000 Hud It HH 1st tn 106 lOOOCIUteQ KH8p ct b 94 8000 111 Cen Kit bds . H7\ NO d" ss 4000 Chi As N W s I b so1., UKiO till fc eh 1st mh 98J* ltM.O Al t: 8po Imsl cb 92 25 hs Union Hank. . 81 6 Hk of Commerce.. 82 10 Park Hank 9fl)? ll4o Pac Mail sst'o.. ?ki bO do 10 do 50 do 60 do 50 do l.'O do ft do 36$ N Y Control lili slO 'JO ... 90 >{ .so 90^ j ... IK) % 01 ,b"0 39 \ .s.'tO 39 114,' ...- 1141a lp. 02 ?s3 mi SlO 01 ... 01 v 1S^ lt!?i 71 7 1 ? i 71 >i 2f0 260 200 950 100 628 60 do. do. 1I0. do. do. do. do. ?SlO 79' . s.'vt) 79 . boo 79 u 100 100 .silt) 34 .1)30 34 1 79 'i BOO 79 21 0 150 P.i io HK 250 860 470 200 1110 do do. do. Uo. do. 79' .Kft 79 K -IO 70>? ... ?27? . . . 33 . . . 32\ . . . 32 'j ... 32t< . . . :.2 ;i ,,.t)0 82' 83 100 400 do 100 do IV 100 do 1(10 do w 70 Chii: .Si Kk I ItH 760 do .000 bio 34 '4 34 Xili 33,', 33 , ,b80 b.10 33 .".'jo Erie nil prcferr'd 5 1 ' ? 250 do.,f 64 % 60 Hnd Kiv Kit . . s30 3S 400 do as 300 Ilarlont KK...li30 I - 60 Mich Cen RH 50 SECOND $1000 C. S. 0's, . s8 4000 N Carolina 0's.. 6'.t'J 6000 Missouri 0's. . . 41 7? 4000 .!<> 41 '4 1000 Mich 8 w'k hda 81 !4' 10C0 do si 30011 Har in 1 m ti ls H6 '.? 60sbsP MP S. b?0 90 100 do s'20 89 'f IOON Y Central RK.. 7914 400 do 79' 60 1] AO (I 60 <1 50 1 450 < 200 do 60 ( hi, Bu .1 Uy HH. 7 do SiVMilAt PrduCHR 60 do no ah p. 50 slis Harlem RR. . 100 H'ni ItH pref bt)0 150 Mich Cent RR ... 10 Mich S .V N I RR. 100 do .".4 Mil As P do C RR. loo Panama HH 54 ... 54 ?4 .1)30 54', .boo 54 ' . .bOO 54', .1)10 64 '4 .s3o 5-1 slO 54 .VJ do KSI 1(K) . t-OO ? slO 1I0, do. 50 do 250 do. 30 Erie RR 300 do Its) do bflO 160 Erie KR preferred 8 do 50 Hudson River KR 10 do loo Ilarl -m 1115 ao 79 7!> 38 l'J'j 160 III Cent RR -crip. 50 do .00 4tM) ( lev As Pitt* RR. 150 Oal k ( hi HH . . . 1( 0 do . .1)00 2f)0 do 100 ( love At Tol Rl!.. 300 do, 100 do MO 150 CfciAgofcR I RH. 100 do slO 60 do 60 do b30 60 do 12J," 31 60 18 '4 l??tf It 114 114 \ 81 ' , 01 ' , 10 -J 71 71 'i 71 33"', 34 :u 64 ' 4 54 '4 64 ?; 54 ' j 61% CITY COMMKRCIATj REPORT. Monday, Pec. 9 ? 0 P, M ? Tho market was steady, with email gales of pots :tl $5 sod pearls ul $5 CO. BBKAnwiTrKS. ? Flour ? The market was gome Icr nr. tlve and bouyant , while prices were without chango o? importance. The transactions footed up about 18,00') bbls., closing within the following range of prices: ? Superfine State f 5 ?!.*> a 5 65 K\tra to fancy State 5 Hi, n 6 Ml Superfine Western 6 46 a 6 56 Common to choice extra Western 6 76 a t! T.> Canadian ft 75 a 0 80 Southern mixed to gisid superfine 6 7# a (i 26 Kxtrado 6 ::0 a 7 25 Good to choice family do 7 26 a 8 00 Ryo flour " S 16 a 4 CO Corn meal, Jersey and Brandy wine 3 00 a 3 30 ? Canadian flour wasunch mge1, while the rales footed up about 600 a 700 bbls. within the range of tbo above prices. Southern Hour wns Arm, with sa cs of about 1.200 bbls., closing at the above figures. Hye flour w. is steady at i|uotat ions, with limited, sales. Corn meal was stc.?dy and sales light. Wheat was firmer, mid closed at an advance of le.n2c. per Ixtshel, especially for good shipping lots of Wostern w inter red. The sales footed up about U'5,000 bushels, in good p:irl for export, at $] 48 a $1 45 for prime white Michigan, $1 40 a $1 41 for ambo. Michigan, $1 a $1 39 for red winter Western,! 1 33 a $1 35 tor red State, no a $1 30 for amber Iowa, $1 _0a}l 30 for Milwaukee club, $1 30 for Canada olub, SI 27'jafl 28 for Northwe*tern clnb, $1 2Ga$l 28 for R'lelne spring, and $1 20 a $1 20 for Chicago, Corn was tlrm fit the full i rices of Saturday, with ales of 86,000 bushels, at 04c. a 05c. for Western mixed , for shipment and afloat, and 06c. from store nn I yellow at 07e. Kyi whs steady, with sale? of 5,800 bushels, at ft.*Mge. a s4> . alloat ami delivered. I'ari<\\ was steady, with sides of 8,600 bushels, in lots, at Otic, a 72c. f< r State, and 7Ke. for Canada K.r-t. Oats wore dull and in modefnto demand, at 44'*. a 4."ic. for Canadian, Western nn I -t.ite. Coffi R ? Tlio was fltm, hut quiet. Sales of 1 .000 mats Ceylon wero mado at 20e. The Java notieod in | Saturday 's report was sold at 23c. ' t'oiTo.v. ? Tie'rc was seme lef ' animation In the mark' t, i while prices were unchanged. The sales tooted up about I 1,000 bales, chiefly to spinners, in small lots, at 31c. a ] 31 ';.e. fortniddling uplands. i KltEiuiiW. ? To Liverpool about '>0,000 busliels wheat I wero Mgsgfld, In American vessels, at Sd. , in ships' j bags, and 20, 000 bushel corn , in bulk . at. 8d .. and 2,000 bids, flour at 2 . In British vessel;.' wheat was t?Ken at 0d , lire! flour, "i 2s. 6d. ; cli.'ise was at 80s. and t>?. ? f atO-. i'o I/>ndon wheat at !)d. ami flour at 2s. 0d . and cheo.se -.r 30s. . and ,".o boxes bncon at 80s. To Havre l 2 ,'KK) busln is wheat wu# taken at 18c. and somo 2 000 bblg. Qoui at 70e. Hav. ? Tiio market was nulet and piles unchanged . whil< the demand was steady at 65c a?0c. for hi, mem ?ini at 75c. h 80c. for city use. Mor A'foc-.? flie market was Ptei.lv and prioes till changed. Cuba ranged from 19c. a 2o.\ fur common ami a' 2+e. a 28c., und Porto Rko at 35c. a 40-' according t<? quality. this were firm, both for wba'e and spern wbllo sa'.cs wero limited. Unseed was held wit1 increased firmness, and small jobbing Ms were reported at 77' a 7^' and ?9c. a 80c. w is demanded Iky sonic holders. I Rornnoxs. ? cork ? The market was heavy an I , lot ci , \hile lb1 s ilea embraced alw.i 800 l?b!> . . ! I'ic'.nilinp mess nt * I i 2oa $12 76, and i! 60 a f fi for prime and at $13 60 a $11 for JI! line in.-s.'. lieef was 1 firm slid In J od demand . svtth rates of "OO 1 bis. at $12 lor nlftlu mess, and $13 .">0 a#l3S>7Jj ior extra mess. Beef hams were in fair demand, with ? ales ef 100 bbls. West ! era at 916. Cut meals were quiet snd prices nmhanged. llucon was in r.1 . demand, With sales of 2.0110 boxes , Western, deliverable WJnouarj and lebnnry.at 0^-. .? 7i.c according to quality; and sales of 75,000 lbs. rough sides W." reporieilftt ? 1. nil was st.ndy,wfch ???ies reported ot 2." 00 bbls. and tioreesou the .-pot at !???. ? i)i ?|?| nt 8','c. a *ie. for delivery in Januatt and l i b i | jarr. Mutter and > U fie wero steady, und in good re 11 est at Is* week s prUe?. Si'? ?- ?Sales of 1.000 bags of pepper, it was rumored, * . ro made at i;lc. _ The market was firm, though quiet The gali s were confined to 200 a 260 lihds. , closing firm, most h wlili in the range of 7 V ? *V f"f Olbn,f?lr rwfluitig Mid grocery grades,

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