Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 26, 1862, Page 10

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 26, 1862 Page 10
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10 KtWS FROM WASWNBTO*. " Tlw Treasury Salt Bill Passed By BoiB H oasts of loa*rfss and tiipd By (Be Presideol. Paa^go of the Bill Authorising the ' lane of Certificates of Indebtednea to Pnblic Creditor*. The Government Put in Military Possession of | 111 Railroad and Telegraph Lines. Debate in the Senate on the Con- 1 fix ation Bill, } Ac., Ac., Ac. , WAR GAZETTE. \ OFFICIAL. 1 MHO IN WttmT TO MIL1T4HY INTBLUoESCK B* TKI.tiOHAl'U, Mill. OH OTMKKWIHB. 1 Wva Dn-AKTHKTrT. ? | w>aain<.ton City , l?. C., Feb. 85,1802. J i ONDKHID. ' ftrsl?On and after the twenty sixth day of Eebru- , wry lnyiant, the 1'resident, by virtue of the not ef Con- i Krone, takes military povwcstdoii of all the telegraph linen to tbe Vo ted Stales. Stermd?All telegraphic commeu .cat tons in regard to Military operations not expri-ssly authorized by the Wjr Department,the General Commanding,or tbc generals eoMmanding in the field, In the several departments, are absolutely forbidden. Third? AUnewspapers publishing tlie military news, however Obtained, and by whatever medium received, wot autborized by the official authority mentioned in the preceding paragraph, will be excluded thereafter from receiving information by telegraph or from transmitting their papers by railroad. Jbwr'A?Edwards S. Sundford is made Military Suiter vmor of telegraphic messages through? :t the Vnited States. Anson Stager is made Military Superintendent ef all telegraphic lines and offices in the United States. JTiftk?Tnie possession and control of the telegraph i Maes is not is tended to interfere in any respect with the < erdinary affairs of the companies or with private bum 1 By order of the HU9HDKNT. i Kb?in<M tftaicMH, Secretary of 'War. GENERAL NEWS. Waiuinn.Tom, Keb. 25, ISfli I TUB TKKAStTHY note bill. the Treasury Kote bill, which passed both houses-on the report of the Ceufereuee Committee, was reconeider-ed to-dsy, and referred to anotheroommlttee, competed 4# lfBCBrB ^fflvons nrr) 'IVnin nf tka Urine to snH Mr Vea. oenden of the Senate. ft had heen R* -ertained tlihi in the uMQilDieol of tb# bill no provision ha t keen wade ( to apply the legal tender clace (? 'tie first fifty million* * Of demand notes. The orror was promptly remedied, ' ( mm! reported to both houses. Tbe report *i- immediately ^ concurred in, and the bill finally sent to the President. c by whom it has been already signed. It is now a law. i t Tina action of Congress bag afforded great relief to the ; 0 Treeeury. The promptness manifested in it* p**e??e is j due to tbe earnest and urgent appeals of the Secrete rv of I Ike Treaeiirv. who was pressed by the creditors of the j forernment, whose claims could not Ite liquidated until i Ike measure was perfected. He ultimate ennamrrit | will enable tbe Secretary of the Treaeurv to disposes!all , jost claims upon tbe Treasury, and thus afford great reBof to tbo commercial and financial circles or the Otruntry. i 1 The only amendment made to the Culled Slate* a?te kill by tbe Committee of Conference at their second | , meeting to-day was of an important character, namely- : i 10 receive the $?0,000,000 of Demand note* heretofu.* | 1 authorised in payment of duties on imported ?<>od? wb I* j ! i 1 4f?rt from I beat such duties are to be paid in coin. I , Both House* yesterday agraed to report to the Couibhi , too on Confer one* on the Treasury now bill. It retains th' prevision that the notes be redeemable iu bra years m 1 payable in twenty veata. at tha pleasure of government. f Malso makes duties on imports payable m cow, and | pledges it lo the payment of tha interest on the notes , | and bonds. It strikes out tha ptedga of public lanu*. i ! IKK TAX AND RXCISN IILI.S. Notwithstanding the adorn 01 the committee to have a IhoTax and Excise bills ready to be reported this weak, | J o M ia now deemed improbable that they will be present. ^ ad before Friday or Saturday. I'erhape i hey may not # bo brought m until so ly next k. Much difficulty ? j C experienced ta determining the details of the?e me* | * arret and when brought before the House there will ha : n a number of items whH-h are expc< tad to be mnsnleia- \ bty madilled. | c skihmi*h it jiasoN's s?i a. j j Yaetcrday a alight nkirmieh took i>l??a ?i M .-vi. , , Na>k, id tb? neighborhood of (JueoqiiM, betwaau a Imdy F ar. h'tui raugara and some of onr tr >op*. Tb- laiigr-* ? Brad from a houar in wbtcb (bay look ra.ugc. Two oj 1 ur man, Wtoagiiig to tba Naw York Thirty aavamb n-gi 1 , an at. war# billed and anolhar man waa wotmdad, Tit* tuna of tb? rebelr ??> not ascertained AFKAIKi* ON Til LOVkK POTOMAC* | , The ateamer Wyandank cania up from tba Bat ilia to the 1 ? Navy Yard to-day, bnt bring" no new?. l ua paa"*o(?r I f( boaia plyng between Washington and H u!d ? Ferry were delayed yeeWrdny by tba alorm. Tlia Arye arrlrad thin > availing, and trill go down to morrow. Tba ateamer Matamara ran tha blorkad* va-ta> day : mwrning and reached Washington. Sit or aigbt abou warn Brad at bar by tba rabal batianee. wbitb have barn \ HM> lor tba (AtI a vafc?noDa, bowerer tak.o. effect, * TBC ARMT, j t'alanal Richard H. Hiah, of tba fixth Peiinaylvanla ?avalry, baa baan a(ipon>te.i by llenersl MH'lal'a- a inam Mar of tba mUiury board for tba examination ef naval j a?wara, in plm a of Lieutenant f'olonei KilpMrtak detailed i Bar otbar aarrtra. It nargaaata O'Brioa and ttioi of tha I niiadntata* ? r.rtb cavalry, and Krerett, of tha *a<-ood cavalry, hara 't Itavn appealed I.ietitenanta In Iba Van AUn cavalry. t Kir?t Lieutenant John A. Sulmlro. of tbr First > n??lry ? I'aliad Stales Army, h?> tendered hi- resignation. wblrh is accepted k lieutenant Fasset I, Arijulant of ilia Twenty-third I'att* f ay tatua and Lieut < nam K iward I, Ford, of Brooklyn, J Hew Yark. Iiava ba?n appointed Anla-da Oatap on tba r staff of Hriysdier t.maial Hirnay. una commanding a ** bngl'le in tienerel Hantrelman'a divcion, formarly " AomanamUid by General Sedgwwlt, who baa baae pro- tl sorted Hi* command of General M our di? ?i n 11 THE HAVT. J I'M* following Appointment* and ordara have hem. taada 1 at tha Navy .Department ?l"ha* Atwster .lr of N?w %l liar an, Conne- ticut. Andrew IUrt?b rn, of \>w y,,rg |J! and Frank Bliah, of Naw York. app- ma.' Acting Ma a I era, a and ordaratt m tba Gunnery Reboot al tba New York r' ^ Wavy Yard ? Thru*? Kmc of N>wooft- 141 .<??Im Umi.. a.. - - u n4 rmithun, m? , Franc t* E. of fv*t<*k. ,f<? I'm 'dan, of Wickfurti. Kbo<to J?Iad<| ; %n?l John M^Kinnor., b rf d4 inland. Memo. appointed At ting and or n dorori t 0 Hrbool at tho Uo-toti Vary Yard. > taenia nMlf W* A Barnot das boon ordered f< report " V) Ow?)<V 1*r* '' "Wag for duty ae importing officer at ? the Now V? 1 * .' Yard. i] Wm H. el and fleerg# B. Bradbury, appointed An ' wig V-iluniooi V 'enfenaria, lo report for duty in thr South ft At out r b .- k??v wiundron Lewie? Yok.A,Philadelphia, Falw A. iWry, of Ohio; ? I! race ?. Ilmdtiit d, "? NJ'Ode It load; and H*rr> i?l 14. n T om,of Omiimticut, appointed Acting .toniiui Pay F tn ader* and ?Itrki. in tha n??y; ft ija'ioo 0. Hanoi, of St\t York, eppn.Med Aft Ing Ira,a A (Mil Surgeon and ordered tif^tako i*e'?age in the Unlit d * BUloe learner < owiou ami to? duty vo be are tha United ^ Bute* b p Midnight. 1 at Acting Metier K Joi.i < > ban v n "Wtored to report <' I M.C Philadelphia No* V. it ' ,r , , t,' jj A mman tar t a'i i.n ? I, ^'eterfced fh n It I NEW YORK gfctkousednty at San Pi aaeinas, and ordered ? relieve ommender T. A. Hum, la cwiuO of the ateaaa sioop. f-wnr N4rn|UMtl, is Us Pacific. rroxxniKirr or a provost umbii swiwal op THS ASHY OP THS POTOMAC- -TUB BI TUW OP PSOPOSr MARSHAI.A, KTC. Tits following important order bag 1 s-'t. issued ? ewnii. oimm?no >*}. hsamteasraii* Ahmt o. imp Potomac, ) W apbiniitop, Keb. 21,1W2. J Brigadier General Asdrsw Porler in aum unced as rrofosl Marshal General of the Army of the Potomac, Afid ill ks obeyed and respected accordingly. A Provost itaishal for each division will be appointed bv ita com unsder. The Division Protest Marshal will obey the irdora of the divisiop ^.pmnnder in ail matters affecting u tenor police, but a ill be reeiionsibl# to Us Ffbvcst ifarsual General and be guided by lush instructions as is may from time to tune give. a sufficient guA'rd Will >e deUied b> the div .-jon commander for duly under be orders of the Priii oil Marshal. A local Provost Moriha! for a city or rillsge will, wh< n reo-ssary, be apsuited by (be ^puioandiug officer or by those headquar, erf, KW brigades aud detachments, a IV putv ITovost itarsbil may, when necessary, be appointed by the ftvtsion commander. The dutieu of the I'rovbst Marshals, genera! and local, elate to the general police of the army, and embrace tlio olio wing subjects: Suppression of marauding and depredations, and of all 'TsmIs and disturbances; preservation of good order and ippression <A drunkenness; beyond the limits of lue amps, prevention of straggling on the man h; supresdnn of gambling bouses, drinking houses or barrooms ind brothels; regulation of hotels, taverns, luaikots and Jiaces of public amusement; searches, seizures and ur VMS' cvscul Kill I if ?r uai.eml ronrlR ma 1 ial involving imprisonment or capital punishment: 01 forcemeut of orders prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors, whether by trad, nueu or sutlers, and of ordciu respecting passes; deserters from the enemy: pritoue n of war t. ken from the enemy; counteiafgninc safeguards, pas: eg to citizens, vMMb the lines and for purposes <u tra.le: complaints of citizens an to the conduct of the BoUiers. The Provost Marshals, general anil local, will notify the regimental commanders concerned of all arrests of soldiers made unuer their orders, and will cause the men to be delivered, with a copy of the charges agnnist them, to their proper officers. They will see that the ordeis respecting passes to* officers and men absent from their camjis are enf reed. AH passes will be takeu up by the guards at their expiration. Pasi-cs so taken up will lie turned over daily to the Provost Marshal of the division to which the guard belongs, who will cause tlietb to be examined, am! all forged passes, or passes granted by improper authority , or for unauthorized periods, to be re ported to the division commander. All prisoners captured from the euem) will he turned over to the Provost Marshal of division, who will Fend them, at the earliest practicable moment, with complete descriptive liets and information as to where, when and how thoy were captured, to the Provost Marshal General. All safeguards gt anUd at these headquarters will he countersigned by the Provost Marshal General. Persons found violating such saioguards will be insiauily arreted by the Provost Marshals. Passes to citizens within the lines, and for purposes of trade, may bo grunted by the Provost Marshals, general und local, who will be guided strictly by the instructions heretofore given by ihese headquarters upon the subject. The Provost.Marshal-- will investigate all complaints of itizons in regard to the conduct of the troops, aud will re nor t the facts in the cane to the division commander. By command of Major General McCLhI.LAN. M. Williams. Assistant Adjutant Geuerai. AKSIVAI. OP COLONKL WOOD PROM KICHMOMV- HIS VISIT TO U.-B KEG1MKNT. Colonel Wood, of the Xow York Fourteenth regiment, of Brooklyn, who has just returned from Richmond, where he was held as a prisoner of war, visited his reginicnt to-day, accompanied by Hon. Mr. Odell,of New York, aud other frieuds. He was received with unbound ed enthusiasm. Spx-eclies of welcome and congratulations were made. The occasion was a joyous one. rHE MUX I CAN IMlttOOLIO AXI> GKN. SCOTT'S MI8SIOV. The executive session of the Senate to-day was occupied exclusive y with tbo consideration of the Mexican irnbro[lio. It was debated at length, with much earnestness; >ut no conctus.on was arrived at to-day. The nomination ffGenaral Scott as additional Envoy Extraordiuary and fiu.ster Plenipotentiary baa not been acted upon. The onhruiation of the nomination depends upon the notion aJc>-n in the Senate in reference to the recommendations if the President in regard to Mexican affairs. There w ill be uo occasion for the miexiun Of General (ectt uulew the Senate should determine to adopt tbe inggt-stione of the Proei'teut, which reader the appointnvnt of a special Minister pmper. The government's jiail by the laet steamer lies not yet been received, buv >uly a confirmation of friendly expression* are exi>*ct?d? tt leant, while the federal forcea ooutinue to gain victory itier victory, not only weekly but almost daily. APPROVAL OF TBE FORTIFICATION BILL. The President hae approved of the Fortification bill. It is, tbers!?re,a law. The bill requiring the masters of American Teasels tearing for foreign or domestic ports to take the oath of tTegiuiice said support the constitution was, according to i remark made by Mr. Fliot, who reported it, passed, md which passed the House in accordance with tbe sug(eetionr of Secretaries Phase and Sowaid, who, from in'ormation in their possess!*-,, deemed such legitlation necessary. (Ol.l.tCTION or COTTON NK*J>. The Agricultural Dapartmsat of tbs Patent Olfis* rsoeivod a latter from N'orth Carolina recently, stating that collections of cotton seed were being made at TUanoke l?lard and other point* .n that Ntare. which will be tent l) tber at au aarly day. The aeod will be distributee for or|s>se? of experiment through the Middle and Northern italea. NSW YORK JIMtlARV MAT I KB*. The bili which passed the H"u#e io day remains to l>e * ted upon by the .Senate. 11 proposes itiat the Northern udicial I'inric: af New Voik shall hereafter embrace oly tbs counties of New Vork, Kings. Queen-. Suffolk, lichtnood Ibs kisnd and KwubHtor. The present North, rn district is he.eatter to embrace '*iy the counties of ayuga, Oneida, UbeuAufo Slid.son, Kroome and tu \eral counti?a ly ?:?. wwlwlj of sa,d couuller, the am* to t? cnnng*u to We-tem district. Thp of tiio ' tate not embraced in these Southern and lestem dlatricts le to coo-tilute emitticr district. t> lie ailed tbe K?stern district, and tbe office et Instrict ndge Mar*bal Attorney at.d Clarke of the district, e ircu.t 4>>urt ol this district, ell created by ih-? bill'revision is made for the continuation of suits com ieic ad and the legalisation of all business C0i--|ueut l>on il># establishment of the additional district and tie limine ol names and boundaries. 1IU&KI A AMD I Ml TRE>T At* A lit. The communication from tbe Kusntn government on be subject of the Treut aflair was communicated to the crate to day. it was characterized by tbe atruti^eAt a-ling* of friend* h.p for the I n.ted States The Visited Mates Ante Hill. WA?mw!T?jt, Feb. 2.V 1*02. Hit- follow tog .a the hill as it finally passed both houe?* * 1 u?ugr**s to day, authorising the iraue of United State1 otee. and for tbe redemption or funding thereof and for tailing the ftoattug debt of the United States. * A?t to ntlhor-ee the issue of United noies, and for tbe redemption or ftttiding thc.eof, end far funding the floating dent of tha Uniied States. Hi i! made*, dn , Tliat tba Secretary ef the Treasury i hereby authorized to issue en the credit of the ailed states one hundred ami fifty millions of dol u of United StHta? notea, not fetariug merest, ayshle to l>eerar at tbe Ties* ,ry of tbe lolled tataa, and of such uen< -initial,on# as he may -em en*. i?ci not |e?s than lire do les each, prorided. tower er, that tifiy in lllons of aaid bote* shall be in iieu [ the demaud Treasury notee autboriied to he issued bv ha sot of July IT, JVdi, w Ui-b said demand notes shall * taken up at rapidly aa practieebla, and the no?e# iere|n prorided for subdivided for there and, provided unbar, that tlir amount of tha two thirl* of notes to. , tlher shall at i.o time exceed the turn of one hundred nd fifty million dollars,and such notes hersm a-ilbo. ined sliali he reee.vable In iteyment of ell taxes, interoal I uiles, ev iae*, debts, except duties on im;<orts. and de- , mndsnf every kind due u the United "tales atcent ill iss on trip- its, and of all claims and demand* against >e United states of evsry kind nhatwovar.excA-i t for i I'erast uton bonds and notes, which shell be paid in >in, and ah *11 also tie lawful money and a loyal lender In * } metit of ell debts, public and private, within the need steins, except duties on Imports and interest aa I roreaatd. and any holders of sa-d Untied "tatee note* de uniting any s itu not lesathsn fifty dollars or eitiit mul le of fifty dollars, with the Treaaurar of the United latee or either of the Aeantant Treasurers, shall cer, e to exchange therelor dun -cats cartillratea of *|k ad, ot eof whicb niay he trawniu,ted to the Mecreiry of the Treasury. who shall iberau|>on issue to the ' idem en equal itmounl of bonds of Uoit-d btit-e, unpens or registered, aa mat by said holder* he desired, earing intereet at the rate of Nix |ier centum per ann-im, ayah e semi annually and radean,utile at the pisas- re r lb* inlted ?tate< afier Bra year*, and payable twenty ar- from the date thereof: Mil auch United Htatea m?? ahell be received lb* e.inm an c<>lri at tbetrpar akua. In |iftyinr?tfur *nv loana that may b? hereafter i.lil or negotiated by tlie Secretary of tbe Treaaury.and nay br re mriie.l fn in lima to time, an tha ailgenclea of he fnbllc Intereaie may require. See 2. Aii/l he if fiirlktr emvfe?f. That to enable the ei retarjr or the Treetoiry to fnait the treaaury notae and oetiny debt of the fulled f'*tea,lie la hereby authorised n i<?ne on the re' it of the I jilted coupon bid", r regiaured bonde. to an amount not etceediny $M0, no m*i, and redeemable a* tha o'earire i f the t nited tatee afbr live yeara ami payable lwe?|y yeara mm date, and hearing ioieiaet ?t the rata of a!* er reniorn par ann m, payable semiannually, od the honda herein a ohori/ed ahall he of mxb eoom?nat.on?, not le?e ilao $f.i>, an n ay ha da ratified ii or by ft -e reOiry of i>,? r ??e rjr. And I he hern arj o' Ilia Treanry may dlepr (e of i ich bi nd" at any time nl the mai kel vaw? llteieef lor i awful ttioney) lh? eo r of the I tuted Ma tee. or for any i ' the Treaenry no'e* mat hat e I een, or m.iy hereafter i levied under am fo rrer act of (Yirgrrn* r.f for iho if 1 h'talea note: th; I tnny l a , e .r: i tier tlu 11 I HERALD, WEDNESDAY, ] sW-m of this act and all Macks, beads, and ether securities of the ttailed Button held by Individna s, corporanone, or aeeoeiatieiie within the I sited states. shall be exempt from taxation by or under State not hoi Hy Sec. 3. Amies Ufmrtknr snorted, Ibat the Unit d States notes and ilie coupon or registered bonds aethorired hy this act ehali be in seeb form as the Secretary of th>: Treasury may diiect, and eball bear the written <r engraved sigtiaiu ts of the Treasurer of the United Stales and the Register of the Treasury. and also, ts svi ence of lawful leeue, II * isaprinl of a copy of the teal of the Treasury llci art meet, which imprint shall be made under the direction of the Secretary, after the said notes or bon is shall bs received from the engravers and I ef-ie th y Issued; or the SUM uotm and b >uds thai I be s gned by th Treasurer of the United St a tee, or for the Treasurer by such persons as may be specif appointed By tjj3 TTe uurjr for that purpdae, atd elu.JI be co. nterngiicd by the Reg ater of ihe Trvg?ury, 6r (or the Register by s ch 1 pergrtB AS the Secretary of the Treasury may siiecially i appointor that purport, and nil the provisions of the act { entitled "An act to authoriae the issue of treasury notes, approved the 23d day of C>ec., 1807, so far as (hoy can be applied to this act, and not inc>>i.*.-<teul thcrowtlh, are hereby revived and re enacted; and the sum of $300,000 Is hereby appropriated, out of any money In the treasury not nihu; w i?e appropriated, to enable the Secretary of 1 tho Treasury to carry this act iutoetl'cct. Sec. 4. And t? ?< lurthtr enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury may receive from any p rsoii or perrons, or any corp.'rati n. United States notes on deposit for not lers than thirty days, in p ins of not lets than one h in dredilo'arv, with any of the Assistant Treusureis or designated depositaries of the United States authorize I by the Secretary of the Treasury to receive them, who shall issue therefor certificates of de|xnit, ma?ls in such form as the Secretary of the Treasury shah prescribe, and said cortiQcates of dep- s ' shall boar mtei est at the rate of five per centum per annum; and any amount of Uh'ted States notes so deposited tuay be withdrawn from deposit at any time after ten da) s notice op <lw return of said ccrtith ntes: Provided, that the interest on a'l srch deposits "hall cease and ile lertuine at 'he pleasure of th Secretary or the Treasury; Aud provided further, that the abrogate <>i s .nh deposits shall nt no time exceed the amount ol' twenty five million dollars. Sec. 6. And tw it further enacted, That all duties on imported goods which shall bo |>aid in c>iu,or in notes payable, or in demand notes, heretofore authorised t > be ' re, civedand by law receivable in payments of public dues, aud the coin so paid elnti! be net apart as a special fund and applied ?s follows:? Fir it?To the payment in ootn of ths interest on lie bondB and mites of the United States. Second?To ths or payment of one per centum of the entire debt of Die United States, to be made w itliiu each Ureal year alter the that day of July, 184}?, which is to he set apart as a sinking fund, and the interest of which shall in like manner be applied to the purchase or payment of the public debt as the Secretary of the Trea eury shall from time to tune direct. Third?The residue thereof to be paid into the Treu Bury of the United States. Sec. t?. And be it foritur eiiarted, That if any poason n or persons shall falsely moke, forge, counterfeit or alter, or cause or procure to be falsely made, forged, counter- . feitod or altered,or shall willingly aid or assist in falsely making, forging, counterfeiti g or altering any note, bond, coupon or other security issued under tlin an thority of tins act, or bcrolotore issued under acts to authorize the issue of Treasury notes or bonds; or shall pass, uttor, publish or sell, or attempt to pass, , utter, publisher sell, or bring into thn United Stiuex from any foreign place with Intent to pass, utter, publisher sell, or shall have or keep in possesion or ceneeal with intent to utter, publish or sell any such false, forged, counterfeited, or altered note, bond, coupon, or other security, with intent to defraud any body corporate or politic, or any other person or persons whatsoever,every person so offending shall bo deemed guilty of felony, and shall on ccnviction thereof be punished by fine not ox needing $A,000, aud by imprisonment aud confinement to hard labor not exceeding fifteen years, according to tho aggravation ol' the ollence. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That if any person, hat ing the custody of any plate or plates from which any notes, bonds, coupons, or other securities mentioned ia tills act,or any part thereof, shall have been printed,or whirli shall have been prepared far the purpose of printing any such notes , bonds, coupons, or other ?ecunties, or any part thereof, shall use such plate or plates, or knowingly permit ihe Same to bo used for the purpose of prluiing any notes, bonds, couponl, or other securities, or any part thereof, except such as shall be printed for the use of tag Tnilod States by order of the proper officer thcraefpur if any peieou shall engrave, or cause or procre to be engraved, orshal! aid in engraving, any plats or plates in the likeness or similitude of any plate or plates designed for tho printing of any such notes, bonds, coupons er other securities, or any part thereof, or shall vend or sell any such plate or plates, or shall bring into the United States from any foreign place any such plate or plate*, with any other intent or for auy purposo, In either cose, than that such plate or plates shall ho used for printing of such notes, bonds, coupons or other securities, or some nsrt or Hurts thereof, for the use of the I'm ted Stales,or shall have in his custody or isjesession any wetalic plate engrave J after the similitude of any plate from which any rich note*, buuds, coupons. > r other recurities, or any part or part* thereof, etrail have been printed, with intent to uae Birch prate or platee, or cause or autfer the ??ntc to he used, in forging or counterfeiting any such notes, bonds, coupons, or other securities, or any i*tt or parts thereof, issued sa aforesaid, or shall have in his custody or possession any blank note or notes, bond or bonds, coujam or conjoin-, or other seeurity or securities, engraved and printed alter the smrllrtude of any notes, lx>uds. coupons, or ether securities, issued ss afore-sid, with intent to .-eil or othsrwis# use the same; or If any person shell print, photograph, or in any other manner execute or cause to be printed, photographed, or in any mauner executed, or shall aid in printing, photographing or execitmg any engraving, photograph, or otLei print, or impression, in the likeness or similitude of any such a- lee. bonds, coupons or other securities, or any part or parte thereof, except for the use of the United Mates and by order of the proper oibcer therpcr, or Bhaii render sell say such engraving, photograph, print or other impreHSion, except to the United state*, or shall bring- into the United Mates from any foreign plat e soy such engraving, photograph, print ar other impres jd?iu for the purpose of vending or selling the seine, except by the direction of some proper "Sli er of the United Mates, or shall have in his cielody or possession suy psj*r adapted to the making of snch notes, bonds, coupons or other it*, unties, end similar to the !>sp?r upo* winch any such notes, bonds, coupons or otht r securities shall bate been issued, with inutit 10 use xuch paper. or can * or suffer the same to lie used, a forgo* or co .ste feiting sny of the notes, bonds, coupons or other securities, issued as afere.vaid, every (such person *>' oflxiidirig shall lie ue*t*?-<t guilty of a telony, and shall, on conviction thereof, he punished by fine not ext?*dfbg five thousand dollar*, and by 1mpriso. rnent aud confinement 10 hard labor not exi <>ed;ng ufle-n yarn, according to the aggravation of the offence. Netrttary Chase ott Le|ftl l ender. The f incinnst Oasttte publishes tho following letter liom the ,-Secretary of the Treasury:? Thr >?i*T ltreAjmnrvr, Feb. 17, H<J2. I ..." . . 'iinrijr Ulij r< CVipt lll fl day ol youl ieil< r ot the lOlli Inst., enclosing the or the Cine innati (.'ba/uber of Commote* approving tli* Trvasury Sole b.ll now before t'ongresa, and pledging the support of the merchants of Cincinnati to tlte financial ?"-H*ores nece^ary to tbe piompt and vigorous gup. press ion of tbe rebellion. The l*g*i tend or clause of tho bi.l referred to received my Sato i it ii and supi-oi t as a measure of imperative necessity. Tbe cordial approval of it by tbe influential body you represent confirms my c ovictkuis of tbe wisdom of tbe; and tbe generous proffer of support p. tbe tiuauoal toeanure made ueceaaaiy by the existing trials en oursgeg my efforts to serve tbe country in tbe responsible and Laborious position intrusted to ins permit me to thank tbe 'baiobci tor its prompt and timely action. With great respect, youre trnlr, a P. ctusfc. Joan A Gaj?o, Ac Ac , Cincinnati, Ohio. Onr W(?hiii|ton Correspondence. Wasmixuto*, Feb. 14, ItMl. 0tae/uo-a of tkr rrt*vi<nt'i Son?Ac IKAiIt /fousc in of tkt hn -a -emntt on Jfrj /.inroln and 0* Prtvient?Imporing and SiMji'o no. ihttr thi /Uf'cutd CMld?Tho Funeral Cnrtoy, d:\ There is s general expression of sorrow in nil circles In Washington on account of tbe affliction that luu fallen upon tbe rtmlly of President Lincoln. Just at the time when tbe rebellion?which was in fhU blast wben he assumed the position of Chier Magistrate of the nationis receiving fnUi blows under hi* administration, be is railed upon to suffer the deepe-t sorrow a parent can know?s sorrow which none except tbuer who have s f >red In like manner can fully appreciate? th* lots of a beloved child. As n patriot ml M I'ree.deot of tbe United States, Mr. Ltreoin bus occasion to foal tbe proudest satisfaction In the sun ess of onr arms on land and sea: while, at a father, b* is called to endure the net ereet domestic calamity. IVre Is an indsnurlbahle gloom In the White Hous*. The muffled bell, and the profound silence In those noble rooms which have be*o filled so ofteo by gay crowds and with the ablest and most gifted men In tbe land, produce a strung* effect upon th* visiter who goes there to bade upon tb* luelssa l?rm of the pretty hoy, the studious and Intelloc d. red child, wlio-a prereeeo w?? welcome to all who \ lulled the Executive man* ion, either upon matter*of Stale, or to m joy tha hospitality *o liaartily and gracefully dlap<-D"nd by the President ani Mm, i.tnroln To-day the oheei|ni*a of little Willie took p?'? They were aimple In form. No imposing display was made. > Mr* I neoln ia entirely prn*tr?ted wiih gnvfand tha e*. hauatton conawpieut upon her vigil* by the be, of her aick children Mi- *?i; too ill,In fact, to be present at tho funeral coreirmnle* The body, enrloae<i m a metallic coffin, remained in tbe (iroen Room wbile tbe aervirev were nonducted in the East Room. Here were a 'tied in n circle President I.lncoin and hla old' at *on R< hurt, and the member* of bis Cabinet, tome of whom were accompanied hy th' lr ladle* C-neral M<? 'lellan occupied a eeat by the ?ide of Hecrotnry Stanton. The members of the llflnoi* delcga ikm In < 'ingroee were prevent ?* motirne a, and about one hundred other |i?reoni, gentlemen and ladiia, were in the room Mr. t.incoln wa* bowed down with grief and anxiety, and looked as If naai ly worn oat with watching Rev. IT (o.rley comment ad the aorv ee* hy rending lliRt * Mime portion of Scripture commencing with "it II better to go to the luc re of inournins than unto th. h it?e?f least ing " Xhe nv rend cmtrrnan then ma, e a lir <f and tlo,|iirnl addieae, in nnii h hi; *| n, o< f IbcK wht htwll f %nr and vlriureef Ihr rim car, d, nnd min'^tere I the on- n*,'-"' * * v ? < n to the tie n e; Pi p.' i* W in i 'en ' by V Mr I r. mlih, a id tl p* I b' m ; l< , ' H f r?, t, C " J! f . Ih ot t'.im e FEBRUARY 28, 1862.-TRU Ml*, bore the eoffla u> Um hearse. A prop?tea m r rmfil and ill remains escorted to Oak Hill t'etnteery, wbe ? they ??rt placed 1b m? of lbs vasits of lbs Ootkio Chapel. A bum I1b? of carriage*, among which wars thoee of Um foreign iegatioaa, followod UM benrse to UM cemetery. Tho oi-rvluca at the tomb consisted oT tho reading or appropriate verses of Scripture and a benedlotion. 1 hp embalmed body of the littlo boy will bo oonreyed to tbo homo of bio parents, in Illinois, at a future day. THIXTMIVBIITH COD6UH. mn hbmiok. Mkatt. Wasuim.tos , Fob. 26,1862. On motion Of Mf. Fwwrvmcv, (rep.) of Me., tbo motion HgVaslag io the report of the committee of cotifer^pco on the Treasury Note bill was reconsidered, and the Seuatd disagreed to the reports , and the bill was recommitted to tho committee of conference. ntononow or ?,sn. ma mom. Mr. '*MaM>iij?, (rep.) of Mich., presented a petition asking that John C. Fremont bo appointed Lieutenant tieneral of the Army. tuk uumumoit sirrw ts.s shw < uawapa a km costs khu. Mr. Svunkk, (rep.) of Mass., from the Committee of Fori isn, reported u reaolutiuu to carry into effect tho convention between Now Granatin and Costa Kicu. PilSSOd. WNfrarorioa or iuiuuuo* nv not war ngpAnrunrr. Mr. Ghimw, (rep.) of Iowa, offered a resolution asking the Secretary of Wur whether any contracts have been made, or any steps taken towards a contract for the con Htruction of auy railroad* by the War Department, and if H <, by what authority, and with whom, and by authority of w hat law they have been nutdo. ITITIVAU N OK O TTOS t-ANOR. Mr. Wai?f, (i?p.) of Ohio, from the Counwittee of Territories, reported back the bill for the occupai ion and cul tivation of certain cotton lands tnp< uses*ion of the United State . Mr. H't.f, (rop.) of N. ft., ottered an amendment limiting

the appropriation to $20,000. Adopted. Mr. CaKi.iuc, (luiou) of Va., gain the bill involved s <me very important principles of the constitution and of expel ienc.y, an>l he wanted time to exam mo it. He moved to lay it on the table. Mr. Haix, (rep.) of X. H., hop.od tlie.v would para this hi.I und several others, <siiciallj bills for conilscatioir. Then; were thousands and millions of dollars iu this very city belonging to rebels, which ought to he attended to. On motion'or Mr. I'ooi.irrut. (rep.) of Wis., the bill was postponed till to morrow and made the sp>a;ial order. TIIK OOM1S4 XTION HI I.I.. Mr. Tnranru., (rep.) of III., moved to take up the bill for the coiilincutiou of the pro|teriy of rebels. lie said there was pressing necessity. Within a few weeks the property of a rebel general in this city had heeu sold, ami tho proceeds transmitted to hiiu, whi'e we were sitting here and imposing pai er currency en sullering soldiers. The bill was taken up. Some verlial amendment* were iniole to the bill, when the inorumg hour expired, and the Chutr called up the 1-fecial order, ih< "Starke"COM. Mr. Tttrkni'i.1, (rep.)?l' in.,nt<)ved to postpone the special order and continue the consideration of this bill. Agreed to. Yeas '?1, nays tb. Mi. TnrmuLt. said the bill war calculated to alTect the property of those relveis who are not under the jurisdiction of tho United Stale* at this time, and to avoid the charge of unconstitutionality that could forfeit the estate of traitors except during life, Mr. Trumbull referred to and read at some length from the decision of Judge Sprugne, of Jlnn-.-u hi.setts, made j last month on the condemnation of the Warwick,and then proceeded as follows:?lint what seeing to f heilSHS some minds is the-difficulty of Heating these men both as citirens and traitors. These rebels in the Southern Slates occupyjust exactly that position. Whc-n an insurrection a.- - nines such formidable proportions as this has, and when armies are arrayed against the government and against each other, all the writers on international lawagree that the reliel* arc entitled to be treated as belligerents and as mutinies; and wc lia\e been treating 1 he rebels at th< South us belligerents during tho present 1 war. He have sent flags of trace to them and tagan them as prisoners, and whenever a rebellion becomes of such magnitude as to be entitled to he culled a civil war, tho parties are to be governed by the ordinary rules of war while it lasts, and in the prosecution of such a wur the government is bound to observe the same rules as it would < b- 1 servo in a war with un independent nation. Hut that ; docs not prevent the government, after tho war is over, from trying as a traitor any person that mat be in ila hands, and that is the way, I take it, which this rebellion is Qnully to Ua put down. Nobody expects to try all Ih 300,000 men now in arms against the government and hat g them,'bough they ore undoubtedly traitors. Hot we will give them the rights of belligerents, and take thein as prisoners of war, and when they return to theirloyalty again, those who nave been seduced from n, ww Will inwti-r mem; mil me ringl?HOor? <11 this rebellion, the instigators of it, the conspirai.oui who have set it oli loot, will, I trust, he brought to tbn halter, and never he di?charged unless they ere discharged hy a palit jury, who shall nay they are uot guilty Of treaaon. These nre our rights as against those poopie; loit our l-ght an against an enemy is a right ot confiscation. We have now the right to take the personal property of the cuemy anil destroy it whully if no- 1 cessary I know that, according to the modern usage of 1 civilized nation*, total destruction dors not follow. I t know that iu our inodernliiiMi prisoners who are cap ' lured ere uot put to death or reduced to slavery, and < property hue nol generally been confiscated; hut the r.jht to confiscate property, real or |?erso ual, for there is no distinction, is undoubted. i Look at the condition of things at. Port Royal, where all i the inhabitants have fled,and left the country desolate. t la tt to remain unuc upted, and a wtlderiteae, or shall we t iseat tl. at the Liuropean nations dwl the places ou this 1 continent, when the ssaages fled and left the territory tin- t occupied* How does the conduct of the people at Port Royal diner from that of the Aborigines? They leave everything to waste, abandoning Uiu country, and we 1 inay lake possescion of lbs1 country and apportion It. out t among the loyal citizens <>1 the I nto'i: ami this act of 1 1 rontlstotion by which we do this is not a bill of attainder, j Suns have objected to the constitutional power to puss | i this Mil. because they say it is a bill of attain- ;*1 der. It is not a biU o: attainder at all. It | I d es not corrupt the blood of a person; 11 operates upon his property. The Supreme Court ha" express \ decide l, in tho nwoi Brown rs The I'tuted ; f ."Utc? Hut i ongrees has authority to pas* a confiscation < TjIIi. And if Congicks has the (tower to confiscate the 1 1 property of an enemy, then an act of ?; tufiscation must i t be soto thing different from a toll of attsiu ler; for the i constitution expressly declares that no bid of attainder shall lie pes-ad. Again, sir, If Congress declares the ' t r."t? - J - IV SUOW WIIU IS lO 1 controvert that q?n stton. If it Is contended I c.rdingto International law. pongves* has uo to | i confiscate ibe real eatal. 01 a r<-tx?l, 1 ask who is to interpret international law* rhsre ia uo ooinni"D tribunal to whirh all nations submit their quern lona. International ! is nothing mora tban a uniform usage of civilized nations, and sach ous at last interprets il for b'nii.ll, miming the . is true, of bringing upon hint*-f li.e comb'innaiion'of | < other nation*. 1 tnp|'< *> if a nation should \ iolate a well i settled principle ?f international law, stu b aa violating the rights et' anetulmraodor or of a pas.-,] ort, it would bring upon Itself the rond*lunation of other nations. Hut to eonflo.aia ibe pr"j?rtj of j'otir enemy ia not e violation of the principle* of international law. Mippoi-e Rue- i aie, in these interminable war* going on l>. twe.-n that , country and Cii cassia, should take the laud of the Or- t cassises and apportion it out among the nobles of Itus- < sla. would America think of interfering and going to war l wtth I'.ns-iaAnd if uglier nationa would not Interfere, I who would ir.terteret Can our court* give a dtlTareni 1 i 0.ueiruction to international law from what a sovereign Power aires It? Certainly not. Ibe courts i are bound by international law as tbo nation il. 1 hey cannot overrule an act ol t'ougress, )>.< aipein tin it opinion It does not harmonize with inter national law. 1 bay have no such power. i beSupreme l Court said, in the rase or Johnson against Mcintosh (,'?th < Curt it, 613), that conquest giies a title the coirtxcan ; t not deny. That ia ?eitie.I by judicial decision. It does I not lie tu the: pow.>r <>f OMgNN to Mth interna- I t tional lsw. It . nly in voltes a question of i?licr t and expediency, and that, I think, in somanliest with regard 10 ibis bill that I need not stop to discus* it. Hi* second section of this bill forfeits the claim of I any perse? to any person held to service or isbor, if the t |ier*<>ri eo claiming has in any manner engaged in this re* t hellion, and makes the |*>rsoii owing such ssrvire forever t at terwars free. I take It there can be no doubt of the I power of Congreea to |>*s* rhis law. Congress bar th* i pow-sr to raise armies ?nd 11 may draft soldiers. It may take from my friend fmru Kentucky (Mr. Iiav is) bis hired man. whom h* hss hired at a stipulated price to work 1,poo h e farm for the next year Hight in the middle of tt.ecoutiaet, In the nildat "fhis bare,-t, the government I of the I'mied Mates may draft that man into Ha t ssrvire. What becomes of th* contract? Can you < keep it? Can the courts decide that you ars < entitled to the services of this man. and can the euurt < give them? No. Here comet the paramount author Ity of the rutted Mutes and takoe this man, if It is lie, e-?*ry to ueo him for the defense of the country. J It ie a question of power, and the power to do this cannot t be questioned Doee tlie master hold his slave bv ativ 1 stronger Moure? Von cannot draw a contract (o strong by which on* person >11*11 (It* hi* tint* and Mrylc** j J to another, that the paramount authority of thegov*rn i r inent r.innol abrogate th il cnntrael, and take from your | I rontrot that person, and hrlng bitn Into th* aervic# of ' r tbacmititry. Tbl?cab l?*door alao in i*f?rtnc* to pour I li own child. By the law* of nearly every !"t*l* In Oil* j n L'nlflh a parent haa control of his child till th* age of a iwonly-ou* yaata, hut notwithstanding that, if the | f public n*c?a*ity require* it, tb* (ov*rnm?nt may i b lak* your *on at eighteeu y*ar* of ago, or *v*n I b foun|*r, from uud*r your control, and bring blm 1 into tb* army of th* t'nltad States, and Into th* I battle field, in defena* of th* honor and integrity >i tli* nation. And do** tb* inanier hold hi* elavsby try stronger 1*uur* than thin? Why, th* person and b property and everything connect*)! with your enemy _ may b* taken and condemned and destroyed, If It he n*. ;?e?ary, lor th* preservation of the country; and not ^ inly your enemy, hut you may take th* pr*|wrty of your friend* We (rotating th* loyal men of this country now to the farthest itfntt In support of thl* war, and wl I may call upoa them personally to serre in th* army, tt Mole we can do all this, can it he prolan led that we can not control the negro a and the men who light against Ih* government* I know this *o> ma to have been tb* r noma* pursued, I know that.while loyal ni*n lia\* lieen v uttering in i *r*on and property, th* pro | party if dla'oyali?t* hss btvn untouched. I mow that, whl my people ar* to bo taxel to lupport t).la war, we uie not to touch the property ? nf lehCi* in aims ag.a nst the government. lint it la g aid tt at you cannot enforce th* law* in the** Southern States now. True,we cannot till the arm I a advance, ml whun they no advance, l*l ua Pake that prop* ty, make It con'rlo (* towar d the expenses of this war; ami t e the property of loyal men, and let the men who Im> a s lento! ,hr w,t. pay th* i .tiienae. I know tlier? ire VMric a t o! tics | iirsNeil by dlOTrcttt conunanilerr no (otanwouier, i.#uc;A. lut.cck, forbi.ia aii fogi> 'LB SHEET. live iUtm from semMg with la Ma lines. 1 waul tl apon the statute book the! he shell aot determine n anything about fugitive slaves ;aad M ha kaaw thnm to bo a, ho should not surreader thea, but Anil treat them as o persons, ao they are, and make no dot taw* tea botwoeu 1 them and other persona whom ha mar meea, hut that p we may have a uniform policy ia the jcwiry, and aot have one portion endeavoring to aveariaia whether a b man is free or slave, and then engage surrendering htm up to his supposed owner, the third section makes provision for the negroes who may he liberated by the ai act. There is a very great avaraioa la th? Weat to ti having anything to do with the negro at all. Tboy don't ti want the free negro to come In and nettle Illinois. Thia tl bill proposes to colonize tliein Such are th" main fea- at tures of the hill: and 1 now submit It to lbs Senate. Mr. Pomkbot, (rep.) of Kansas, otyectfl to the third u; section, which provide* for colonization. He thought we W could not allord to geud out ol tlie cuutry the laboring men and producers; aud, If Insisted upon, he should u to amend by providing colonisation for slave- ft holders? who are i'*ngrr?'.s to the country aud whose n? loss would not be l'elt. 1" Mr. Wiixky, (Union) of Vs., wanted to know where n there was any constitutional power for the l'resideiii's colonizing negrces. He was wi ling to co-operate ill the ?i most stringent meaBuree for the coiiUsontiouof property, but had the Senator from Illinois counted the immense f1 cost of the scheme of colonization. It would cost *.'00 a ^ head to colonise and keep ignorant slaves. Mr. Pomkroy said his amendment would obviate tbul, m as there would he only a few slaveholders to colonize. v .1- I,-. . . .... - -II ... 1. o.i.l e *ir. ?h,ik'i-i piojxjnv i?t li'ii g nil hucu thus Bavo a'l the expense of transportation. Applause iu the galleries, which wan immediately sup- 11 pressed by Ihc ' hair. n csbrtricatbs of debt to prbuf crbihtobb. ' Dy consent, Mr. PesahXDF.v introduced a bill uutlmriz- . d itiK the Keorotary of the Treasury to issue to public a creditors certificates for the whole amount of debt iu J certificates of not less than $1,1)00, payable in one year 1 or earlier, at the option of the government, bearing rtix per cant Interest. On uiotiou of Mr. Fjua-KM't# thi bill wan taken up autl * passed. . th* rokkiai avion hiix hcat mtn. * The Senate resumed consideration of the confiscation bill. Mr. Tbn Rvra, (rep.) of N. j., thought tho third section very important. He said there was great aversion at the North to having large of free negroes turi.ed loose among them to injure other laborers, nor could they * be allowed to ream at large in the South. ' Mr. Ht mnkk, (rep.) of Mass., said ho entirely agreed I with tho Senator from Kansas (Mr. Pomeroy) to object,- c ing to any recognition of the Fugitive Slave law, which he thought never had authority in the constitution. He moved to make a verbal amendment to obviate all suspicion of any thing of that kind. The amendment was adopted. On motion of Mr. Powety., (opp.) of Ky., further consideration was postponed till to-morrow. On notion of Mr. Sumnkk the Senate went Into exeeu- , tivsession, and aubse<)ueully adjourned. Ilonse of ttcpreaentattvea. Wabhwoton, Kelt. 2o, 1862. t wihts of habmn oonits. < On motionot Mr. Mailoby, (Union) of Ky., the Coin , inittea on the Judiciary were instructed to inquire into the propriety of vesting the United States Commissioners 1 with powers toissuo writs of habeas corpus, and bold ( persons to bail for g-iod behavior, and ( increase the ; compensation of said commissioners. tai on 1ulabiim of l'CKUC okvhbrs. Mr. Van Wvck, (rap.) of N. Y., Introduced a blil to tax t the salaries of public officers. It was referred to th? i ommittee on Ways and Means. ' war 1'la iics. Mr. Fkimi*, (rep.) of N. Y., introduced a bill relating to claims for losses and destruction of property by the 1 troops of the United Staffs during the present rebellion ' the ca\ At ky kkrvics. j Mr. Hi aik, (rep.) 01 Mo., called tip the Sendte bill to | reduce tbe number of cavalry regiments. He said, in 1 explanation, that the number of such regiments is se- 1 ecuty-eight, the organization of soma of which is imper- J feet, and besides, the arms for all of thctu can- J not conveniently be procured. Complete regi- ^ moats can be made up by the (tending bill. p Some of lite enlisted men do uot know how to rule, <i and perhaps never will learn. The government would ^ save about ono fourth of the |resent expenditures by the passage of this measure. The expense of maintaining a 1. single regiment is $1,000,000 per year. j The House amended lite bill sous lo reduce tbe number 1 of cavalry regiments to CITy, instead of forty, as proposed > by the Senate. Tbe officers and enlisted men necessarily to bo discharged by the reduction to receive three montha' full |>ey. in artdil ion to the allowances prescribed by law ; all th* altairs or the cavalry lo be examined by a board of officers us to fit nest . Ac. Tbe bill passed indemnity iob i nion mkn is kk.VTl ( ky. Mr. Gbimcb, tin ion) of Ky., introduced a n solution which was adopted, instructing tne Committee on Haims to inquire into "he propriety of reporting a bill to indemnity the Ublon men ol the Third Cougresaiousi district of p Kentucky and other Congressional districts lor damages and impoverishment closed by the so called Coniederate troops and their aiders and abettors. f.j ?ompmvsa*ion ok emitoykn in 1hk navy yards. Mr. Van Wvck, introduced a re-clution which was adopted, directing the Committee on Naval Affairs to examine into and report on the necessity of repealing the r( eighth section of the act. of Congress further to promote ,, the efficiency of the navy,approved in December last. Ihe section in questi m relates to tne compensation of 8! employe* hi tbe navy yards. u tax avu ijkn on oonon. Mr. KBt.tAV.ii, (reji.l of 111., introduced a resolution which was adopted, instructing the committee ou Ways 113 end Means to inquire into tlie expediency of levying' a Pi ?\of three per cent per potiud on cotton, and making inch a lien thereon; persons and rorporaliona to lie proubited from carrying or transporting the same until the m axil paid. Iu bran* mint at pknvm (ttt. M.. Maysabo, (Union) of Tenn.. from the Committee on if ays and Means, reported the bill to establish a branch Iiit at Denver City, Colorado Territory, to he under he control of the Directors of the Mini at Philadelphia. ? tuhjoct to the instruct ions of the secretary of the Tree mry. $7.'>.OOo is appropriated to carry out this act and <i defray tbe current expense-- for the current \ ear - and or the tnc?! ye?r muling with June. 1803. hm ? wch *im it >Kv>ni laR'trroar. e' Mr. S?k -kim'. (rep.) or Cat.. called attention to ibe nj 'act Ib'tt early in the session a bill wan introduced to 0, NtiblUli t bniHili inint in Nevada Territory. lie had l>e?u informed on rel aide testimony that $.1,000 000 art hl i lined in Nevada. while thai much It not mined in twelve mouths iu Colorado. Mr. Wa*?H' HTi > 1 rtp.) of 111.. said it was true, as f ated by Mr. Pargeaot The Mil for the branch mint iu Nt\ada waa offered to the Uomraitler on Commerce. in lie tb?iefoie suggested that this bill go with the other to oj the Committee on Ways and Means, P> be considered together. This Wat agreed to. " Mr. Kkm*, (rep.) of 1'a..suggested that the bill for a branch mint in New York be similarly referred, but to this objection was mailt. P Mr. Bbttcit (delegate from Colorado; ?sid it the sta * list icewere slated by Mr. ."targeant, he ?i< not awa<? of the fart; I'it a brtnr.h mint for Colorado was recotnmended liy the Secretary of the Treasury. Nevada was unit tlnee or four bandied mile* from the Sau Francisco " hr?n< Li mint, wht'e Colorado w*e J.500 iniies from nny mint or asi-ay oOke. Hence the ir.i(sn tauce of a h' aacb mint a! to lore do. * oaTti op vnn.ico ?. To -R'ftuvrms. ' Mr. Fiiot, (rep.l of Maes., from the Commutes on [iiiumtri t, reported a bill directing that the collectors ol of the several ports cause to he administered the oath of alleginnco, and to support Hie constitution of the t'nilod Stein", to masters of American vessels dealing for " Foreign or other |Nirts during the present rebellion?the violation of the oath to bo vIsited wiib the pains and pe- * naltiee for wilful and corrupt perjury. Passed. pre-rat, aovjrv onuses. w The House, on motion of Mr. Bi.ass, (rep.) of Ohio, took up and parsed the bill authorising the Postmaster . Ih'tieral to establieh a uniform money order system at ' all Post Oflli es deemed suitable therefor. For orders 04 Trom live to ten dollar* a anemias ion of Ave cents will bo charged; from ten to twenty dollars, ton cents, and for lc very additional teu dollars, lire cents. tms romst. " tvirg sen rim eot.mmts. Mr. CO'.sa*, (rep.) of lnd.,reisirtod a bill authorizing the Postmaster't.eneral to |?rmlt additional articles to lie tent by mall at tho present, rates of book postage. He 'aid that under tho present law tools, cuttings and roads 'Mid bo sent by mail at one cont per ounce, but stock J| inge for a soldier, flogs and man} o'her thing", could only *' pi at letter p >ntage mice. ' Ttiebill passed unan tntou- w ' the taaKBiTlKTatKi* or thoio" o.v atimii * tutto*!**. Mr. PoantH, (rep.) of Ind., from the Committee op the * iudlclarj-;reported a resolution, which was pa-sial, ihat ?* he several railroad eompaniee who have received from l .he government grants of lend to eld in the construction >f railroads, are required to transport the property end iroopa of the I'nlted State* free ef all lolle or other ihargee whatever. JI iui MBI aariaas. Mr. Pajmt.rroa, (rep.) of Ohio, from tho t umnultee on (0 ludiciary, reported a bill, which wse passed, regulating he time for holding tho united ftatce Plat riot Court tn ul (entneky. m Mr. Imrv, (rep.) of V. V., from the Commit tee on m ludiciary, reporteil a hill to establish an additional Jttdlal district in the Htato of New Vork, to becaMed the ,c Eastern district. Ha showed the uei-essity of tbl? kl neasiire. remarking thai New York aow uontaln* a popu ation of threo or four million*, and the city alone Riven nore husinees to the Mstrict Court than la transacted in 1,1 ny other district In the t'nited States. Tha only ox- it; iense Involved 1a the salary of anotbar Judge, which will .i, ie mora than saved In travailing axpeneae now ?ec*"?ary atween di-taiu points. >? After a debate the bi!\ war passed. sp neons von ptnuo rwanrtoa- it On motion of Mr. Binvnns, (rep.) of Pa., the .^enete ill authorliing tha Becretary of tha Treeaury to Issue art Ideates of Indahtedncea to the public creditors, waa si ken up and paaaed. jn run ivdms nrraaioi m mi.. M Tlia hill extending lawe regulating the intercourse with ha Indian tribe* over tha Indian lleeet ration ini'allforle was almpaeaod. W vot.uvrxan s.vrueirMie f Mr. Btair, (rep.) of Mo., from the Military Committee, ... sported a bill authorizing tlie employment of engineer company to a brigade. Ordered to ha ?J rlii ted m oo gaveem or run aswt?tiis kcgho gi wtioh. h Mr. Hiaih, of Vo , from the Military Committee, repnrti t a bill establishing an additional article of war for tho ,n ;ovcri,merit ul Ulo Untied Hates Army. In All olticers in the military service are prohibited from r(] nnpl viiv any of thefo cse under their respective comnands for the puri ope of returning fugitive* from service '? ir lubor,a^rapmg fr .m those who claon such pervlaoor J< aboi to I n due to them and any ott oer found guilty, by p0 iourtm.i lu?l,or violating thin articlo^tlMil be dismissal 'mm s m h e Jtr Hivi.i'a (rep.) of Ohio, moved Jan amendroeut, so fe lo include not only officers, but nay perm m Urn aval or military oervleo of Ike United Rata. Mr. Uilloki, (Union) uf Ky , looked upon thia ae am ffort to repeal lie Fugitive Slave law, smsm a denial at he States to claim their property. He moved the paotouement of the bill. Mr. Hlsik, of Mo., thought officers oeuld bo engaged In ettar business than returning fugitive etavee. Mr. Bi.vuBam was against postponement. Mr. Wictomrn, (Union) of Ky., mentioned the Out that Iter the capture of Fort Dondeon. General Grant oanaod velve slaves, forced into the rebel service frem Ken'oky, to be returned to their masters. Did the propositi pending prohibit the govervment front returning wh property. ? Mr. Gaines, (Union) of Ky., opposed the hill .look lag pon it tps en indirect wey of repealing the Fugitive lays law. Mr. BtMiHiM replied that the bill was intended to ooo110 officers to their legitimate duty, and prohibit them om interfering witli tlie civil law. Such practice should ?l be tol rated for a single mouneut by the American rople. lie would not only punish those who would kidup, but have them shot. Mr. M uxory raid that Kentucky had as atringent lawa paliist kidnapping as any other State. Mr. BiMniitn bad read in the newspapers a case of a igltive who had, ai the rink of his lire, swam the Ohio Ivor into Indiana. He should think tlwt when under the tars and Stripes he should be protected. But it was aid ho was suspected of tho crltne of running away, than a company of soldiers was detailed, and ho was s< orted to ills master. If that wna the practice to be pureed by tho army ami navy under the lUg of tho would he bolter to cover with midnight black .ess every star that floats njsm its azure nolit. The praci< c was enough to ensign to eternal infamy the man who lared to perform it. What art \se fighting for? For the duiiuUtration of justioo, nn I among other things for the principle that no man shal! I?e condemned or deprived of it- liberty without <lue process of law. Mr. Divkn?1 want tlio gentleman from Ohio to specify rberc any military otllcor has hunted down any fugitive lave Tor the purpose of returning him to his master? Mr. Hinuiiay?.The very c?/-o t referied to is enough to iriug the blush ofsliuuie to the face of every American. Mr. 1)ivk.- ?it is a matter founded on falschuoB Mr. Hingham?How do you know that? Mr. Divkn?I have just as much reason to believe it unrue as you have to believe it is trt.e. Mr. Bingham?The statement wlnoli has received all over the land is rbn a-tori zed by the gentlenan as a falsehood. 1 know the fact, because it has been niblisbed in the newspapers, tiu'l 1 have never seen it wntradicled. Mr. Divkn waB understood to say that that was because .lie gentleman road only one sided newspapers. Mr., (opp.) of Ohio, moved to lay the bill >n the tabie. Not agreed to?43 against 87. Mr. Wright, (Union) of Da., moved to adjourn. Disagreed tc?'27 against US. The (juoslioii ior postponing the bill till the first Wednesday in March was disagreed to?51 against 73. The main <iiicsiion was ordered, when Mr. Johnson, (opp.) of Fa., moved to adjourn. Negatived?41 against 78. Mr. Bi.noiiam introduced an amendment, which was agreed to, prohibiting any person connected with the w iny and navy from returning fugitive slaves. Mr. Ciuttkniikn, (Union) of Ky., wished to occupy two minutes in remarks; but Mr. Iovkjot, (rep.) <>t 11)., persisted in his objection, unanimous consent being necessary for further debate. Mr. Stkki.k, (opp.) of N. V., objected to the third reading of the bill, on the ground that, it had not been engrossed. Several inert".dual motions were made to adjourn by the opponents of the bill. 1~4> - ?Mf. Y4LUAiiDjt!juil ra.Sicl a point of order, which ffc* Ipeakei' overruled. Mr. Hickman, (rep.) of Pa., vainly endeavored to ort'ej in amendment. The bill finally passed, as follows:? Yeas?Messrs. Aldrich, Alley, Arnold. Ashley, %*ei>ltt, Ba teij Bailor, Beammi, Bingham, Blair hr Mo. klai1' >f l*a., Blake, Buflinton, ChatatviluLi Clark, Celt's*. F. A* 'nnklins, RoMN>e Ooikling, CondaV. Covode, Cutler, Davis' liven, Udgertoti, Edwards, Eliot, Ely, Fe.senden. Franrhot< 'l-ank, ttoorb, Uoodwiu, Granger. Hurley, Hall, Hanrhatt' (crrjson, Hooper, Huichlua, Julian, Kelly, Kelloga of Ill.? -au.-lng, Is.oniN, feivejoy, McKuhht, MtPherson,Mitchell' ilorrili of Me., Nixon, Odell, I'atten. Phelps of Cal? Plke> omeroy, Pol ler. Poller, Bice of Ma .a., Kice of Me., Kiddle tollius of N. 11., Sedgwick, Shell.eld, Sherman, Sunn, gnuhhug, Bicvena, Thomas of Mm..., Train, Trimble, Trowridge, Van Horn, Van Valkeuburgg. Wall, Wallace, Walton f Me., Wallon of Vt., Wasbhume. Wheeler, White of Ind.. vll'on, Windou, Woicesn-i?83. Navs?Messrs. Am-oiia, Bailee of Pa., Biddle, Blair of Va., .Icmcns, Corning, C'livetis, Cnetield, Cr ttenden. Dunlap, English, Oriaer, Hale, Harding, Holman, Johnson, vuapp. Law, Lanesr, la-aiy. Lehtimn, Ma.lory, Mayuard, Ien/.u s, Morris, Nuvrnt, Pendleton, Perrv, Price, K..l!iriN of to.. Steele of N. V.. Bleele of N. J.. Tlioruasof Md., VaU inUUham, Viblurd, Voorlu-es, Ward, Webster, Wicklifl'e, rood, Woodrufl', Wright?i2. Adjourned. NEWS FROM THE STATE^CAPITAL., Ai.kant, Feb. 26,1842. There was a slim attendance in both houses to night, arely enough to transact business. The Assembly was engaged in the consideration of cat bills, in Committee of the W^ole. The Senate passed several unimportant, bills. A freight agent, who was in attendance upon the Rail ad Conventions in Washington, informs me that Secret try Stanton did pay the complimcut to Gen. McCieilan, < stated in the despatch to the press; that he not only lade those remarks, but repeated them twice, so that 3ne could mistake his meaning. The remarks war*. ada at tba meeting of tha freight agents, and not of tho residents and superintendents. Preparal ions are being made to hold an emancipation acting at the Cooper Institute n?xt weak, or?r the race lions of Senator Suwuer on tlia organization of Tsrrh trial governments in aii the recovered Slatoa. Destructive Fire at Bottom. VKK HALF A MILLION OV PKOFKRTT DBSTKOYEWTWO FIREMEN E1I.I.KI) ANI> ONE BADLY WOUNDED. Bo."jox. Mass., Fob. 25, 1863. The flro last night was atnong tho most disastrous tbat rer occnrrod in Boston. It raged from ten o'clock at ght till tbree in tbe morning, the wind blowing a furlis gale from the northwest, wlrh a blinding anew and >il storm at fhe time. Two firemen wore killed and one badly wounded. The entire range of building* on Paigent's wharf, tho Hidings on the north side of Eastern avenue, from Comlerciat street to the water, lncludiug tbe Fast lioston d ferry slip, and tbe large six rtnry buidlng known da ie Eastern Kxrliauga Hotel, arc among tbe property stroyed. The buildings <>n ihe wharf and the avanue wereoecuied by the Boston Unseed Oil Mills, I>. Dyer's rloe mills ad a sugar mill. A portion or the budding wa< occupied for the storage f Hour, grain and pork. Eight hundred hales of cotion were stored In Mat'lie we lock and ware destroyed. Five vesHcle at ilia what f were towed out and saved. Among other occiifein'ta burned out were:?John Gore Co., clothing: Bryan, r'gger, John Bo wen, shipping lice; G. Bryce, clothing; Marsh & Co., liquor store. ITIce of ihe Wlnne- eiinniet Kerry Company, and the office I Nathan Matthews, owner of two of the buildings tieiroyed. The loss of Mr. Matthews la estimated at 9175,000. lie as fully insured. Tlio total loss is half a million of dollars, although orue ol tbe estimate* aro much higher than this. During the night tha largs tower of the Roman Catholic anreb in East Boston was blown down, demolishing the mailer tower in Its fell. Several chlinntes wera blown down during the galo. Among the losses by the great lira last night were two bousand bales of cotton ami eighty thousand bushels of ;>ra and oats. K. T. Oowdrey, dealer in pick Ion and preserved fruits, at $26,000. Ha was insure ! for $6,000 111 Hartrord. Mr. Matthews'loss on his bttildiugs is now atatad at 126.000, which is insured for $70,500. The total loss w ill reach three cpiarters of a million of ollars. Bono*, Feb. 25,HW2. The insurance on the Are last night is estimated at 160,000: Boston ofheae, $246,000; N?vr York offices 16.000: Dataware offlre, Philadelphia, $10,000, the ba nee mainly among the New K.ngland ofAoes. including > 14,500 in aHprinfheld oftlce: $10,000 In the Ma?easolt wingfleld, and $0,000 in the Atlantic, Providence, and nailer sums in New Haven, Hartford and PittstteM llree. A HEAVY CALENDAR OF CREBE. Cnlted Atafes Circuit Court, This court was opened before Judge Shipman yesterday r the trial of the criminal calendar, which Is more than tually heavy. There ars several rases of murder and snslangbter on the high suae; John Riley Is Indicted for urder on board tbe ship Marathon; Maurice M. Gorsaan r murder on board tbe ship Mangolla. William H.Haw* na for murder on Nerd tbe ship Iemergler; Nathan . Milieu, captain of the ship Saracen, Is committed for snslangbter, in kllling_one of tbe craw. There are iree esses of passing countarfelt coin, one larceny on is hign seas, on# assault with s dangerous weapon, one r stealing a warrant from the Custom House, one conlirsey to wreck s ship at ess, and one for forelhly ob met ing a Custom House officer. TDK SLATS TRAPS. The following persons are indicted for serving la the ave trade:?Kamuel B. Hayues, first mat* of the Nightgale, indicted for tha capital oftbnce; Bradley Wins low,, cond mate of ih? aama vasael, la also Indicted on tha ipUal charge; William R. Byrnes, master of the hark . L. Klbby, indicted for the capital offence, Morgan rederlcka, first mate of the Cora, Indicted for the ipital offence; tCraatua H. Booth, master of the Buckre, Indicted for the capital offence; George Garnett, first ate of the eame vesael, indicted for the capital offence; enrf 0. Crawford, master of tho ship City of Norfolk, dieted for the capital offence; William Warren, first ate, and David Ilall, second mate of the Erie, under nnmand of I he lale Captain Gordon, aro also Indicted r Hie capital offence, Henry Connor, John Williams and" ?hn Morris, part of tho crew of tho Triton, are iodic tod >r the minor offence; All>ert Horn#, indicted for Qltlng it the City of Norfolk as a slaver, and Joacph E, T iraa*, ir fitting out the hark Cora i

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