Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 11, 1867, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 11, 1867 Page 6
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CO A I,, WOOD. tVC. ? 'All A OH AIJJ RON FOR COKE?DELIVERED Jl '' ''y immediately. Apply at uiv coin o" re At the >r? lor* Gas WurLs, Twenty-first street anl aveuue A, 8. K. SHERWOOD. ESPKESSF.S. ?Bl'RNHAM'S FURNITURE EXPRESS. 119 WE?T 1- leventh streei, nmr Siith avenue Furniture ranted. city or country, furniture stored. furniture packed and Shipped, money at* ?*? * * r advanced no furniture. W ATCHKS. .lK\0;i,Kt. A HARK CHANCE.?FOR HALE, ONE OF THE finest work Watches m Nsw York' will be sold cheap; la ? splendid timekeeper. For particular* addreaa N box >9 Herald hfllce. ASTKOLOUY. A FACT-MISS WELLINGTON TELLS OF BUSINESS, theft. good luck and number*. 3J2 Bowery, opposite th street. Hour* 9 to I. A FAIT?NO IMPOSITION.?GREATEST Ht'SINKSS aud Medical Clairvoyant known la Mr*. STARK, fro* Europe, born with a natural gift. $20.1XXI re*urd for her ?uual. ribesucuecds when all others tail. She cause' speedy Uaniuo. shows you ourrrct likeness of future husband and tells his name 312 Fourth avenue. Genu not admitted. ACAKD.-MADAMK ROSS , MEDICAL AND Bl'SI CUIrvoyaiit, has n?mov??d to 119 W>#t fifteenth ?IreeL ui*ar Sixth avenue, where she show* the iikencss ana tells tue name ?K' the person you w ill m*rry. Beware or Il literate pretenders who try io imitate her. Lucky uurnnem. M ADAM HOPE, BY PALMISTRY. ON ALL THE a/lairs of life, ladie* 91* gentlemen %2. 136 Mxth av. Vf ADAME BYRON?THE GREATEST BUSINESS AND JTL medical Spiritualist ktmwn, causes speedy marriages. IK) Fourth aeonue. Ladies f 1. MMK. DKCOI.AM Bl'SINESS AND MEDICAL CLATR. eoeant?Consults thins as usual. Past, present and future foretold. *H Ei?hl Twenty-eighth street, corner of Fuwrth avenue. Madame Walters, distinguished clairvoy anu Visit her for everything?sickness, business, tkelt. names, numbers, good lues. 381 Canal street. QOQ SEVENTH AVENUE. NEAR THIRTY-FIRST OOO street.?Mroe KaY, Clairvoyant and Astrologist. Lucky numbers. Speedy Marriages. Ladles, 39 cents; penis, 90 cents ARMY BULLETIN. DVPABmHT or WABHlBOTON. *?jrE2?. d*fd.ih#4,t ln,t" tb# following dletrlhu ?mamd1 Department or Washington is an BrovetMaJor General E. R s. Canby, commanding, ^T*"?^on' D" C Sla<r of Officers7 ulZl*) Colonel J. R Tay lor. Assistant Adjutant General; CwBPb?,1? F'?? Lieutenant Fourth United State* artillery, Assistant and Inspector and Com ?ueearref Master; Brigadier General M. J. Ludington Chief Quartermaster; Brevet Colonel JL A. Edwards! Medical Director; Second Lieutenant L. V C'aseiare Eleventh infantry, Aid-de camp. *? . Orison of Washington:?Twelfth United States in oiSJ'ft ?fTh?Urtb, l nT' infantry, Comnan.es JL. {^o'T ? Commanding offioera.-Brem Major General W. H. Emery. Lieutenant Colonel George w. Wallace. Twelfth Infantry; Captain Carlisle Boyd Forty fonrth infantry; Brevet Colonel N. B. Sweltwr' Fifth cavalry. ' Eort McHcnry, Md. .?Company I, Fourth United States artillery. Brevet Brigadier General George H Brooks, commanding. vr *"Mhlneu,n- Md ?Companies A and D, Fourth United States artillery, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel F. it Follett, commanding. Fort Whipple, Va ?Companies C and R Fourth I nited States artillery, Major James Stewart, command Bittery Rodgerv, Va. ?Company F. Fourth rnitMi Co,on*, (? ^ Bmt, commanding. ?rMiwJ Bd.?Company F, Fourth United States mand'ng 1 Lieutenant Colonel M P. Milter, com Camp Distribution, Va.?Fonrth regiment United Btatee infantry. Colonel Nelson A Mills, rommandJnfc nufarcnoNs to RSTKrirmo ornctRs. The following Instructions to officers on recruiting so* vice are substituted for circular No. 33 oi November 2. 1M0, from the War Department: Hereafter boys under the age of twenty-one will not toe enlisted except lor the purpose of learning music, ?Md then ouly under authority from the Miperlntendent M the recruiting service or the Adjutant General of the ?nny, after the written consent of the parent, guardian er master has been obtained. In eases where there is to.tber parent, guardian nor master no enlistment will to made. In caso or every recruit rejected or diacharged to acconnt of minority, whose enlistment has been mad* in violation of the above rsoommendation. the tops?. incurred by the government for such enlist ment will be stopped from the pay of the officer making MUSTERED OFT. C^puin John C Crane, Assistant Quartermanor United Btetet volunteers, has been mustered out of the service JjMirder of the Secretary oi War, to lake effect Janu? HONORABLY mSTRARGKD. ? *I?Trt , Major A. M. Crawford, Second Lieutenant ^bonor?biF ORDRRRD mm ptrrT. First Lieutenant E. R Ewlng, Tblrty-fourth Infantry. M order to report to Major General Howard for duty ORANTRD LRAVE OS AIWRNCH T&* following officers have permission to delay Joining ?heir regiments for thirty daysFirst Lieutenant Rober! Z^!y'JS *hte.,"h C*V?1|T i Second LicotenantF. W Smith y* Flrrt Lieutenant J. C. Ledgreas, Ninth cavalry Itecend Lientenaat Andrew K. Bavne, Forty-eecond in natty, has permission to delay joining his regiment at ?ante Island, New York, for fifteen days, NAVY BULLETIN. Movimxirrs or rsTntD states '? ? - The United States steamer De Soto was at Laguavra to the 2fitb of January. All on board were well. The United States steam frigate Susquehanna, being to fiagshlp of Rear Admiral James 8. Palmer will probably leave for the West India siatlon in the 'early part of next week. The following is a list of her officer* ?te. ?Rear Admiral, James & Palmer, Commander-in Chief of the North Atlantic squadron; Captain. D. M Fairfhx. Admiral's Staff?Fleet Surgeon, J. D. Miller* Fteet Paymaster, C. W. Abbot; Fleet Engineer. Geow ?swell, Fleet Commandant of Marines, Captain J H Burrough , Admiral's Secretair, Frederick T. Mason ** * t?mt"?nder;in Chief, k|dsbl[ man 8. N. Kane.' "oo#T8 or Ship?Lieutenant Commander and Ex eeutlre Officer, Jamas Sllllwell; Lieutenant Com maader and Navigating and Ordinance Officer, Aton H. Read; Lieutenant, R c. Tavlor Mnster. J. C. Kennelt; Ensign, Wm. H. Rrownson; nMM A SMI Htan J Snronnn H . > . _ _ ? * I Avsivtact surgeon, D. McMurtne; Assistant Sur geon, Ceo^A. Bright; First Assistant Engineer* N B .!***?"?d HenrT w Scwt; Becond Assistant Eptlneers Jo!?-!Kafer and W. H. DeHart; acting Third Assist! lj?? ?er1ch. ?*? Taylor and John O. 5*?'Bidsbipmen. Hugh W. McKee. R Mason LUIe, wHrJ5f2Sh w w Awkl#T'3 R 0,U' a Bcllvaine, W. W. Gillpatrick, W. Maynard and John J. Hunker Admiral a Clerk, W. D. Sheldon; Paymaster's Cl-rk, LpU'M, Acting Boauwain, John Km Mb; Gunner doeeph SwUt; Carpenter, Jamee McDonnell, Salimaker T Stock er. ' ' oancaan. The following officers have been ordered to tbe United vteemer Tacony:?Lieutenant Commander Na toantel Green, Acting Master John McGowan. Jr. Act ^ 0- B,w,cbar<l "d Walter W. Smith "f Etosed_Ae,l?tant burgeon Henry Hero. Midship! ?to Robert W. Griffin, John C Rich, John M. Tan! WtUtam T Burw^ lL W Itetonger, R C. Winner ano nmM AfEiFtRAi Pay master J. W. Kairflrld Firat i*. Ka7fn?i,,kr 'vis #nd Burgeon C. W. Knight have been ordered to the Yantlr Sanine H Stineon has been ordered to the Knrtgn Isaac Haylett has been ordered to the Susqne DXTACHRTV Commander John J. Cornwall baa been detached T?' *** Btantonomoh and ordered to return borne Cemmander Fraocla A. Roe detached from the com-' ?and of the Madawaaka and ordered to command the Ttotoy; Paymaster William 0. Marcy, detached from toe,Madawaska and ordered to setUe aeoounta The following officers have been detached from tbe Madawaaka and ordered to tbe YantlcActing Masters Willteni ? Brack and Jamee Blrtwlstle: Acting Ensigns w ?"a^A 1 Bushford, ( harlee b. Bolser, Mates M B Walker"' ^ *" l Edward Culbert and The following have been detached from the Madawaaka wD wT^110,* order* ?Pasted Aaaiatant Sur P?? i B "lektoy. First Assistant Engineer John A S nil Knglneere Nelson Rom, James * Clart Cbartes H. Green leaf, John rormamT MageT *"f???tor Robert Craw! HSrUJ,"ln J- First Assistant En rTtlt ,-.. ?1, 5itocb*d tnm Badnwnska and uT^.,L*I ?f ?b**nr,,i First Asatetant Engineer G. ten T^ctel duty at Boe VW and ordered to tbe Tacony; Second Assistant Engi ?torLA Cashman bae been detached from special duty SSfJ?"-?- wllh lb* Franklin, and phu^d Ss^n 5e^ffi3 flCm,,!h,l2lt.(Jwr?* D NewSwJS Tarn., ,h* H*Nlje and ordered to the teas been A",,Unt Sto'nesr T. D. Crosby Tacony '*"? u*# F11?rlM and ordemd to tbe Sftj? hIT* detschei from tho vBiUtQ States snip 2no and placed on waifickr nn\nrm !H w Ensigns Wm. F. Hodgkm ?*??: rr*)?n*k Mltfer, John tnehed from tho In* and ordemd to settle acoousta^ Soowd Assistant Engtnoere W. A. Dtepp* and w i ???d, of the Mad*waska, bave rmtgned. W' ttoMydi-Enrtg, Law la rrgtessr ?m ; Aselittnt I I ? KUMALJNTELUKML -<>Tr' * V%>m> *? rtofiM ?? th* _ F. csewe*, or Japan; f. Bisk*, of China; Colonel R R ? Batter, of Lnmra*; Colonel jr. Edwsrde Clark, of New Tmh; and R S. Bshtock,^f Sen Fraaetem, are slopping 1 AM (to Fifth Arena* HotaC I . Csmmsndsr J. K Wnteon, of lb* United tales a?vy, la stepping at the Astor Hous* ' Hstotar /. p. Chnflbe, of (V>temdo, , . Otonootltot, are stopping si Ite M. Hon. Romot Cenkllng, Senator elect, arrived ad hi* Berne In Utlen on the Sib, where he propose* to retpla ttasngg the testa sTctorv THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE. Hinta, Complaints, Suggestions, &c., Re specting Municipal, State, Fede ral and Social Matters. High Rent*. ??A R " thinks thai the Huuu> Is mistaken In Baying that rents will not he generally Increased ibis year. His landlord bw "raised on hiin," he says, successively from f <00, 11,000 and |1,260 to $1,450, the price asked for 1867-8- Mr. Aator and other landlords have also Int reased the rent of many of their houses, he saw, for the coming year, thereby loeiug many llrst class tenants. "A. B." thinks it is time the iucroaee should he stopped. City Letter Delivery. "Postal" suggests that every proprietor of a house should provide a letter bo* to be affixed to his hall door, into which the postman might drop all letters for inmates of his residence, giving tho door hell a poll to notify them that a missive awaits them. The time saved lj> the carrier by thU means would, be thinks, enable all city letters to be more promptly distributed than at present. A L.ndv'a Grievance. A lady reader of the Hkrai d alleges that a conductor on car So. 21 of the Grand, Houston and Torty-second streets line, treated her very roughly because she would not "pass up" toward the front of the car In which she was compelled to take a "standee ' while riding. The car was crowded, and our correspondent, being noarly fifty years old, could not stand without leaning against the door frame. This gave offence to the conductor, who she says, compelled her to leave the car on a very Inclement night,* whereby she suffered great incon venience. ? . _ The New Excise Law. ?' James Smiibson" of Brooklyn, In commenting upon an arrest of a liquor dealer in that city, for having opened his saloon door after twelve o'clock, midnight, to allow the exit of his barkeeper and " another man," offers the following suggestions as to tho new Exclso law?lam a great friend to this new Excise law, but want to see It modified. For instance, why charge $250 to a small dealer and the same amount only to Dol moiiico, who takes in as much money In one day as the former does In a month ? Let the tariff be from $30 to $260, according to business; close stores af twelve at night, aud until two on Sundays. Then, If any .one offend, let him be summoned the next day, and if he falls to appear, arrest him and close his place. But do not treat men as felons, as the present order of Superin tendant Konnedy does. There may be a good many roughs in the business: but surely some dealers have redeeming qualities. If all bartenders wlU positively refuse to give a drunken man a drink It will do more good to the temperance cause than all this tyranny. Tltr 810,000 Prize. "W. F. F." asks:?Will you please Inform one of your subscribers where Mr. James W. McLoughlin resides?the winner of the $10,000 prixe in the late drawing? I called at the place printed in your paper and was to d that no one lived In the bouse by that name, or in the neighborhood. Naval Deserters. "A man-o'-war's-man says:?It never occurs to the public at large that the cause of the frequent desertions of men from the United States vessels of ths home stations is In consequence of the 111 treatment they re ceive and the petty tyrany of officers, especially volun teers. Nevertheless such Is the principal cause, and the treatment men receive, particularly on board the supply steamers, is enough to make men disown ever being In the service of their country. Some of them belong n* to the supply boats of the West Gulf station are running constantly into New York harbor where they have families actually living in want, though the sailors have In many cases from $200 to $600 due them from govern ment. Complnlwl Against a Railroad Company. A business man complains that the Third Avenue Railroad Company select hours for the sale of their tickets when business men cannot be at the appointed place to purchase, and further that there is no definite place designated or established at either end of the route for the sale of tbeso tickets. The Late Lottery at Cooper Instltate-Infor * mation Wanted. ?? A subscriber" vute to know "why the whole of the tickets of the Presentation Festival were not put in the wheel ? In one foundry In this city over three hun dred tickets were bought, and not one of them turned up in the drawing." Touching same subject another correspondent says " According to Thomas A Co.'s showing, there is some $52,000 in stuff to be delivered to the grand unlucky host of ticket holders; the value or each, on an average, will be about six two-thirds of a cent. Now It is evident that a large portion will never present their tickets, hence we suggest that they come to an understanding (the manner to be hereafter specified) to make, say, ten prizes of $5,200 or flfty-two prises of $1,000 each of this clock re ma > aim/ over. And then let the drawings be similar to that of the Havana Lottery, vlx : two wheels, one for the ticket, and the other, to Indicate whether a blank or a prize has been drawn, and the next five tickets succeeding a prize shall be approximate prizes each $26 or $60. according to whatever prizes "ball be determined on; this to be paid from the prize approxi mating their drawing." "Byron" alleges that the whole lottery was a swindle, and asks:?Will the District Attorney take hold of this honorable firm and make ihem suffer the penalty of the law 7 Will the officers and managers of the I'nlon Home and School let the public know how much the institution received from the "Managing Directors?" Will Lessre. Thomas A Co. slate how it happened that the largest numbers came out of the wheel for the first two days or the drawing at Cooper Institute? Will the managing directors slate the time when those who hold five tickets mav call on them for baby dolls, slate pencils and tooth picks? As an Interested party I would suggest that Mr. Thomas distribute his photograph in return for every ticket which was not drawn trom the wheel at the In^tl ^"Reader" says^-The committee stated in their cir culars that there would be a present for every JtlcMct ?old. 1 have purchased tickets, as bavo also a number of my friends, and on inspecting yourcolumnsfiomday U dav we flni that none of the numbers of the tlcketa In ofr powession have been drawn yet while at the asm# time the committee announce that the drawing il[over Now. then, whv Is It that these numbers have not been drawn among the others? It looks very much like a hoax If 'be committee do not fulfil their promisee with the ticket holders how can we truet them with the money that we nave expended for the professed object 7 "Subscriber" asks:?Can the deceived cause Thomas A Co to pey beck to ticket holders all ever $100 000 less expenses 7 They rroroleed to do so by the consent and control of the ticket holders. The mode of distribution was to be carried out and by ticket holders only, not generals, colonels, captains, he. "One of the Dissatisfied" says:?The managers of this scheme advertised to >11 a two hundred thousandth chance for $10,000 for $1. and having obtained the $1 they gave only a ihree hundred and fitty two thousand eight hundred and sixty second (862,882) chance of $10,000. This Is such a breech of faith as Jnstifiea tba parties who went into the original scheme In declaring off. As lotteries are the order of the day would it not be well to let the public know the law relating to them ? Oar Exports and Imports. "A Worklngman" speaks thus:?The result bf our trade wlih Europe for the year ending 30th June lest shows a balance against us of $84,000,000, to be paid In gold?for ? bat ? Not for articles of necessity, but for the adornment of our shoddy aristocracy, who cannot find anything of domestic manufacture elegant enough for the purpose; people whose moral sensibilities are uo ?eared that the recollection of thousands of lives sacri ficed to their unholy desire for gain la Insufficient to awaken any feeling of love or heartfelt patriotism for their country, and who seek, by a coatly display of for eign prodociiooe, to daxtle the eye an mat a too close scrutiny ol the poverty of the mini How long will the worklngmon of this country allow their sovereignty to slumber ? How long will they permit millions of dol lars annually to be sent out of the country that can never be recalled and that should be employed In the fuller development of our own productions ? Another year may find on mourning over a national crisis the severity ef which will be Increased over all preceding ones in proportion to the immensity of tho amounts in T?lT*d' Tba Izsg Inland Railroad. "One Who Travels Dally," speaking of the alleged liability to accident on the above road, says ?Two trains running out of time and in opposite directions have met two days successively at or near the point where the accident ocrurred which la noticed In this day'e Hhulp, Just seat of Jamaica: and tad it not been on a straight line both I rains would have been smashed to atom and then would have ensued a discussion as to which of the conductors was to blame?the one for not walling at Jamaica, or the ether for not waiting ?t Queens, on the turnout. There would seem to be no higher accountability on this road. To eliow on# or the other of the conductors In fault is all that seems to he required. It le of no consequence who is hurt or slaug^ tared, or how the pnbllc Is served; and this is the road which Is seeking an enlargement of lie capital stock at tha hands of the Legislature this winter. Mr. JereaCe "Gestlemse" l*rl?n. "J. B." Inquires as followi:?"Noticing the praise worthy efforts of Mr. U W. Jerome, of this city, to ele I vat# tba standard of gentlemanly require men le at Princeton (at leant), If ml to tho eoatry gonereUy, permit me to suggest that a very proper in conncotlon with geetiemenly degrortmem Is gently manly attire: and wonld set tha benafiosut Mr. J. offer a r"?^Tfor the beet M* lainly, with his top boots sad all sorts of ovsrcoal sad fixings,' w a model." Tho M. Dfiophom?o Chorrh ?a?r. "Timothy" wants to know what amoeat has beaa realized at the fair, la oonneotlso with St JHephen's church, which closed shoot Urn and ef Wat Pynhr, and should have, from ail eppearaaeee, Shawn an ad van tag eons result. Mhahy laaaranoe Companion. "J. B." saggeste that the Mnpertotendsat of the laser anoe Bureau should make It h? business to exact cor rect reports from all the Insurance companies, so that the public may feel some degree of security Sjsinet insuring la unsound corporatism*; and he should be emnswwed piss to smart wl companies that, bare iWt * surplus of at least a $100,000 over and above tbeir liabilities Failing in this he should be held Individually responsible. And tome legislation la needed in regard to the comui salon of agenu, which should not be over live per cent, as it would be a protection to the compa nies as well ue to the community throughout the United States. I lurtber suggest, in protection to the compa nies as well as the public, that the heads of the Fire Pcpartmeni should bold the engineer responsible in the district where the Ore is If every engine is not on the spot with n five minutes after an alarm, and that each engine should he allowed a president, so be could pro ceed to put out the fire without waiting for the Cblsf Engineer, and should anything go wroug he should be held responsible by being fined, and he should have the pnvllegs of fining each member of ths company. Shurpe'a Riflea. A Hartford correspondent, speaking of the late trial of "breech loading fire arms" at the New Vork Stato Ar senal, la so far aa relates to Sharpe's rifles, says:?The Sharpe riflo was fired one hundred rounds at the shoul der, with aim, in slz minutes forty seconds, and pene trated thirteen inch plank. The other arms tested were secured in a fixed rest, which reduced the number of motions incident to each discharge. For accuracy, the Sharps gun tired thirteen rounds in less than a minute, alt the balls being put Into the target, which was from twolve to fourteen Inches square. Collecting Interest at the Siib-Treaaury. "Justice" wants to know if It would not be just as compatible with the respect which we owe to women if the Sub-Treasury would devlao some other means of re lieving them from the necessity of standing on a linn to collect tbeir interest than by immediately placing them at the head, thereby detaining those whose Uine is really valuable and putting them, not only to groat inconve nience, but in many instances to pecuniary loss. Outrage* the City Hall Cam. R. R. S. writes us as follows:? The travel upon the Third Avenuo Railroad has become ?o dangerous from pickpockets and thieves In the even ing that I deem It my duty to give to the public ths follow-, ing facts:?Returning yesterday evening from down town I attempted to get out at tho corner of Fourth street and Bowery, but was prevented by a gang of desperadoes who held me tightly until my pockets were rifled of $S6; and then at the conier of Seventh street I was violently thrown (rom the cars. My crlos for help were not beaded by the conductor, a small, elderly man, who evi dently was afraid to displease this gang. A policeman whom I met at the cornor of Eleventh street, and to whom I pointed out the car wbero I bad been robbed, ?aid ho could render me no assistance whatever. Now, Id the name of common sense, I ask, shall such a state of tnings be permitted 1 Is there no redress f Accident* from the Use of Petroleum. A correspondent, well posted on tho subject, sends us ? longrommunlcfttlon relative to accidents caused by the use of petroleum. He says:?Very little of the re fined petroleum sold by the retail dealer is even of fair quality. All, or nearly all, the prime oils are sold for export If a refiner or commission merchant has a lot of Inferior oil, either in color or in fire test, which latter Is the index of its safety for use, he telle it to the Jobber, who in turn sells It to the retailer; and thus It goes into consumption. Very few of thoea who nse petroleum ever get a prime article or anything near it. The stand ard fire test for export is now fixed at 110 degrees Fahrenheit, whioh means that the oils standing that test will not give off a vapor that will burn until they have reached that point oi heat. But there ts an explosive vapor or gas generated at about ten degrees below this, or at about 100 dogrees Fahrenheit. Now. oila that will stand the requisite fire test for export are very aeldfim sold for home consumption, the principal reason being that the inferior oils of loss fire test do not cost so much to manufacture, and hence are sold for a less price. 1 think I am safe in saying (and 1 have had long experience in the trade) that nearly all the oil sold at retail is under one hundred degrees fire test, which makes the explosive point about 00 degrees, and conse quently dangerous to use; for at that temperature the lamp will be tilled above the oil and may contain a gas that explodes the Instant it comes In contact with the flame. In summer, when tho temperature of the atmos phere is often above Dinety degrees, all receptacles con taining these light oils are simply magazines of danger only awaiting some unwary or careless hand to apply the match to spread death and destruction around. Fur ther than tills, much, very much of the oil that is sold and retailed out for use to unsuspecting people, will not stand a fire test of over eighty degrees, and samplos can be had from almost any dealer in the trade of oils ranging from that up to one hundred degrees. Of coarse the lighter the oil the greater the dinger. Another fruitful source of disaster in this connection arises from tbe use ot a new class of illuminators caltod (Heaven save the mark 1) "non explosive oil." These are nothing more nor less than naphtha, whioh is said to bo rendered non-explosive by the use of chemical* This naphtha is so volatile that if left in open vessels it very soon disappears entirely, passing off by evapora tion. This vapor will so saturate or surcharge tbe at mosphere as to cause the most terrific explosion. A lighted match or lamp In an atmosphere so surcharged has often produced the most disastrous results, as witness tbe fires at our oil yards, at the wells and In the many refineries that are burned. Nearly all these fires can be traced to the surcharged condition of tbe atmosphere at the time with these carbon gase* Good refined petro leum is ss safe to burn In a lamp as whale oil. It gen erates no explosive gaa except at a hoat that is never produced by any ordinary use; and it is deplorable that an article of such vast consumption, and so beneficent in its influence in all the world, should nave to bear the odium which inevitably attacboaon account of tbe many terrible disasters arising from tbe cupidity and dis honesty of those who cheat the public with these in fcrior and dangerous compound* THE H0UR8 OF LABOB. OUR BOSTON CORRESPONDENCE. Reports of the UamnckHttM Commlaeloners on (lie Honro of Labor. Booox, Feb. 7, 1887. The subject of the hours of labor, which now engrosses the attention of worktngmen and capitalists throughout the country, has been pretty thoroughly investigated in tbis State by a Board of Commissioners appointed under a law of the last Legislature. After a year of attention to the subject the Board have just submitted a couple of reports on the matter, one a majority and the other a minority report. The majority report states that there Is almost a general disregard of the law forbidding the employment of cLTldrol under ten^ years ofage In manu facturing establishments. The manner in which the law is avaded Is by ths children being omployed by the overseers, while the penalty of the law is directed only aealnst owners, agents and superintendents. Twenty Ave per cent of the operatives in the mills are under eighteen years of age, aod rather than urge the passage of any specific law the majority of the Board recom mend the appointment of a special officer to sea that their rtgtita are protected. Kloven hours Is the geaerai rule In regard to labor, which la regardod as loo much for women and obildrea, aa it Is calculated to Impair thetr health and shorten their lives, and tbey believe that all under eighteen years Should only labor ten hours, at most. In the long dis cussion of the "eight hour taoiemenl," In the report, It Is estimated, that iho decrease In production by reduction of time'to this extent would be one-sixth, and that this would certainly result in a reduction of wages, and the i laborer would be unable to purchase as many of the luxuries of life as at present; and It Is also questionable whether the additional leisure time would be well em ployed. If the boors of labor were reduced tbey claim thai without a corresponding reduction of wagea there would be such an influx of foreign labor as to speedily reduce the price sceording to the reduction of the houra of work. They dispute the Idea that It Is practical to reduce the hours of labor and keep up the mm# wagea aa before. Their conclusion is that since no one la com pelled by law to work, there Is no reason why any one should be forb dden to work; that ths government has no oontrol over the labor of free men, and that It can with no more Justice and propriety ordain that eight hours shall constltuta a day's work than that eighty cents shall bs a dollar; that all attempts to interfere with the laws of value must be ineffectual for any good object; that the laborer ran never be oppressed t>y working M Correct liberty aa he pleases; that he Is never Injured y competition unless ths laws or customs of the coun try deprive blm of his Just rights. Thry farther be lleve that public sentiment does not call for an eight hour law; that all work should be measured by the hour Instead of by ths day, and wind np by asserting that they cannot recommend the snactment of any eight hour law. The minority report of the Hoard urges sa sight boar law on religious, intellectual and industrial grounds, and maintains at length ths following prin ciples:?First, the doctrine of (banning, that "manual labor la the divtns training to energise ths character;" second, that of Ellesmero, that "the mors houra man work In any staple branch of manufacture the Ism they receive In the form of wages;" and third, ths vtaw that labor Is capital. The conclusion Is a recommendation for a ten hour law, In the absence of contrast, for farm labor, and an elgbt hour law, in the absence of oontraet, for mechanical labor. The report of the majority will probably be the one which will strike the LegiamMra most favorably. PORTABLE STREET RAILROAD. A very Interesting exhibition of a portable railroad was given yesterday afternoon in Broadway, near Four teenth street, In the presence of Judge Whiting and a considerable crowd of spectators. The principle apou which the track and wagons art constructed w very In genious and complete, ths main feature of iMr merit betas, of oourao, their portability. The track uimatata of disjointed pieces of such u length m to make It easy to move them from place to place, each piece hstag fur nisbud at one end with a cavity lato which a usnmpond tag pises of Iron at the extremity of the leagth next laid down fits accurately and safely. The wagons dun also be taken ts pieces, as tbey are so mads as to he anally dm oaneoM from their runners, sad so ass so psbtosf being packed away In a very small space. A turn to We m also included In the patent, which M per a the most Ingenious thing in the entire invention. Is so constructed that whenever necessary It eon he turned by two men in as many as gftv fonr directions. The wliol# contrivance is a very li^snlees owe, and Is dppRWdtien capable, no doubt, of very grant and varied Ths experiments made yesterday had tor their object the testing the eenrptmsnsss of ths whole stair, taerdev to ascertain whether it eouM he mfely and satisfactorily applied to Iba purpose or removing ths aatw -* lofthsc" thoroughfares of ths city. Tne result of the Ulal was to a considerable attest mtltfhotory. there enh be no doubt that the xSoptlyn of lbs plan which this Ptota>?? railroad offer* would bs a considerable improvement upon any svtetn now in operation. There could at any rate be no liarm in allowing It one day'a trial, as Una might lie done without interlining to any extent with the traffic in any of our main streets. WEST INDIES. OUR ST. THOiAS CORRESPONDENCE. Cholera Abated, but Trade Not Yet Free? J2x?Preiddeiit Baez?The Markets. St. Thomas, Jan. 29, 1867. Cholera, the topic of conversation for the last three months, has completely abated, and la limited to-day to a few sporadic cases. The greatsuestion this week has been If clean bills of health are to be given or not, but np to this moment it has been decided not to accede to the request of the merchants, who really have sus tained heavy lossoa on account of the dreadful state of blockade we have been reduced to. Nevertheless, it Is generally believed that ere the week is out clean bills uf health will be issued and communications reopened with the adjacent islands. I'p to date over eight hundred and flfty persons,

mostly of the African race, hare fallen victims to the pitiless epidemic of cholera. Ex-President Baez lately arrived in Venezuela, from New York, but his party is completely crushed, and his presence will cause no disturbance nefe. We are still unable to report any favorable change In the buslnesa The stocks of Hour and provisions, and all other articles of American imports, continue In surplus ior the little local demand. Holders of fresh flour are asking $10 a $10 60. There is considerable old flour, which is offered at much lower figures. Tenders are solicited (or some 1,400 bbia. Baltimore flour from vee gels in distress. Corn moal, fresh landed, is held at fo 50; corn, in bags, last sale $2 26; pilot and navy bread, $4 60 a $6. These, at the moment, are the only articles in short supply. White beans, large stock and spoiling, no sales; other articles plentiful and nominal. Mess pork plenty: offerod at $21 a $26; prime pork, large stock, offered at $10 a $18; beef, large supply and of fered at (6 a $12, as to quality; lard offered at 16c. a 18c.; butter, 2Uc.a22r,; cheeee, no late sales; hams no Inquiry, some sold at auction at 5\c. a 10c.; kerosene oil, last sale at 50c. per gallon, in tins; candles, S's, 12's and 21's. at 11c. a 15c. There is a targe supply of codflsh, hake and haddock and herrings, ail stcred and no sales. We have no arrivals of lumber to report, and but two small lots of shingles, one of 26,000 No. 1 cedar sold at $1,50. There is a continued demand for all description of shin gles. The demand for tonnage continues limited. The banks charge for ninety days on London $5 02; Amer ican gold, 1 tjf a 2Ji per cent premium; Spanish doub loons, $16 32 a $16 10, patriot, $16. OUR ST. D0MIN60 CORRESPONDENCE. President Cabral Pardons Political Prison ers?Tobacco Crop Uood?Dry Weather? Scarcity of Provisions, Ac. St. Dom?oo Citt, Jan. 28, 1867. News from all parts of the republic are most satisfac tory ; everything is going well under the popular admin istration of President Cabral, who has returned from his visit throughout the republic. His trip looked more like s triumphant march; everywhere he was received with enthusiasm. Forgetting ell party animosities be granted pardons to all political prisoners, thereby gaining popu larity and strengthening his government Tobacco promises to yield a good crop, although the weather has lately been very dry. All kinds of provi sions are scarce on account of the quarantine observed with St. Thomas, from which port our principal stock is derived. The health of the island is good. Report says that two war steamers pave boon pur chased for account of the republic in the United States. CANADA. The Republican Party?Annexation vi. Con federation, &e. The chief strength of the republican party,' which is on the increase, lies in Canada East, and is composed of French Canadians, who are nicknamed "Rouges" by the English party. The following are the leading men of the republican party BOS. ASTOINB A. DOXtOS, MONTREAL This gentleman is an avocat, and filled, the office of Attorney General last in the last Reform Ministry, the premier of which was Hon. J. V. Macdonald. Mr. Dorian is the leader of the French republican party, and an admirer of the United State* constitution. In the de bates in parliament he pow takes the lead of the opposi tion. and as that leader he opposed at every step the passage of the Confederation bill; but bis party wan largely out-voted, owing to the bribery, ho., of Cartler, that prince of tricksters in Canada. Mr. Dorion's name was at the head of the protest sent to England some months ago, against the scheme of a provincial union, and he Is untiring in his opposition to It. It Is believed he would prefer annexation to the United States to confederation. The chief organ of Mr. Dorion and his party Is the Pay*, a tri weekly paper, published at Montreal in the French language. f BOH. LrTHEX B. HOLTON Is the English speaking leader of the republicans in the East. He Is member for the county of Chateauguay. Being rich, Mr. Holton is of groat service to his party, orten footing the election bills of poor candidates for Parliament. Among the commercial cIass of Montreal Mr. Holton's Influence is great, and In banking circles his opinions are listened to with respect. Mr. Holton fhvors annexation and goes dead against confederation. In manner and speech be is quite American, although be was born in Central Canada. The organ of Mr. Holton is the Montreal Herald. box. kahdois BVAJmntBL may be put third on the list for influence In the repub lican party. He Is member for Quebec county, and held office 10 the last reform Ministry. He is an uncom promising rouyr and one of the most adverse to the scheme of confederation. His name was on the pro test addressed to the home government. In his con stituency |he anti-British feeling is strong, his con stituents being nearly all Faencb Canadians. Mr. Ev an nuel himself is a French Canadian and an aeocot, the favorite profeesiop of bis compatriots. BOX. BUbORB TlftlAfbtAC is one of the richest men of the party. He is member for Quebec Centre, the city being divided Into three electoral divisions, vis: East, Centre and West. Mr. Thibaudeau was in the last reform Ministry, and his name also appears on the protest of the opposition against confederation. He occupies the same position in bis party at Quebec that Mr. Holton docs at Montreal, thai is. chief financial and commercial member. Mr. Thibaudeau is a French Canadian, and a dry goods mer chant at Quebec. BOX. LUC LBTtLLnm, DB ST. 7CST. This member, who has an aristocratic rather than re publican name, is member of the Upper House, that 1% the Legislative Council?the Senate of Canada Be re presents the GrandvUle division. Mr. IiOtelUer is a men of fortune and Is much respected for his position and ooneistency in principles. His name also was on the protest against con lode rat ion. Mr. Letelller was a member of the lest Reform Minis try, namely, the "Maodonald- Dorion" Ministry. He is one or the moat reep cisble and independent of the re publican party, ana la law for annexation than inde pendence. ho*. HArsict uraAxacm is a prominent man in the party and tha seconder of Mr. Dorion in all his motions in the House. He also was ta tha last Reform Ministry and his name was on the pro test against confederation. He le member for Bgjot, and la in some sense, a successor to Mr. Liootta, who Is now on the bench, but who In 1M2 was premier of the eaatera Mlaiet section of the "Macdonald-1Jootta Ministry." Mr. La framboise Is a French Canadian, and aa atneat Ha is ror annexation, and, of course strenuously against confederation. jbax a a now ox is dead, and la a great loan to the party. Me It was who was designated imtfant terrible (the wondeif al child), ha having been rf precocious child in Intellect, which pre cocity he retained la manhood ap to tha time of hie Francois norxAMU Is member for St John's, and a staunch republican. He has consistently voted with bis party in the House In ?pile of all tbo arts or Cartler to make him change sides. He has never bean in any government, owing to there being men of superior claims in his party. He Is a French Canadian, an his name Indicates, and an anti confederate, although his name was not put (the writer believes) upon tbe protest against confederation. Loom LABssnis nana Is another landing man of the party He la member for Terrebonne, and an active member of the party In tbe House Mr. Vigor is a man of some fortune, aad an aeorai by profswtos. Like all the republican party be Jiae been tempted by government favors to renounce bis principles ana follow the lead of tha tricky nod unprin cipled though "loyal" George E. Center, bat met hie advaaees with tha contempt they merited. nanus who Is member for "Quebec Rest,'* la another man of I I standing of tha party. He baa been very successful in his eleotiena, having been returned for the same con stituency a number or times. Mr. Huot is an antt-con fsderate, but not a very strong annexationist He dis likes tha British government, but he baa at the same time very little regard for tbe United Htates government He, with many of bis compatriots, believes that tbe twe BBHe speaking the English tongue have tbe same dts Hor tbe French race and would dominate over tbe I latter. However, Mr. Huot is certainly a republican and an anti confederal a Urn Cenadfi West republican party Is now small, owing ta oenfoderation being promised them, which would gtvw their section of the province n Legislature of He Messrs. Joseph Kvmal, John White, >iaa>nfiir Mac kenste, William McOivem, Matthew Cameron aad Archi bald MeKeiler may be named aa tbe leading men of tbe republican party, under the deetgnaUon ?f "ultra re formers." These are all M. P.'a, and than are a great number of influential men in Montreal and Toronto who an qatte W republican as their fellow ottlseus to Parliament. It la usual to apply \he word "nehpset;" bat the Cana dians not beiac vassal* or earth being, en the contrary, "Dree aad independent electon" -tbe term Botyee* be longs to past agea Mr* nans ix Tax as.?Two ruffians, oallinf tbsmasJvsa ) red ley Dean aad Harry Dlliard, murdered a negro Ihr its money Hi Polk county recently, and got only |lfi. I Dr. Tailtaferre vhofcMr. TMmao Smith at Mount Pleas iot. Thus county, lately, aad a few days afterward, near be sgme plaw, a man Bemad Morns abet Mr. Jaba iulp MEXICO. OUR DUBAN60 CORRESPONDENCE. The Liberal* Ceaeeatratla# Agnlnua laro-U eakee** ef Ihe Imperinlieta-Honwre te Juarra at Oaraaae? I'nuatial Wicknea* In the Iatrrior?Cholera. Cold*. Af? on the March?Ortega te be Kept at e* Driusuo, Mexico, Jan. 12, 1867. The new campaign against Quetvuro ia now In pro greea Orders were issued to General Escobedo on the 10th inst to march a large body of his troops southward from San I.uis Potoet, and take the direct road to Quer6 taro, leaving Guanajuato on the right. This advance force of General Escobedo will be in command of General Treviflo, who appears to be the most reliable officer of that army, and who has thus far been the moving mind in all the military operations of that de partment, as has been demonstrated in all the late movements to the front. The forces In Durango to co-operate in the movement are already on the march. Seven hundred of them, in cluding one battalion of Infantry, one of cavalry and three pieces of artillery?all in splendid lighting condi tion?left Durango this morning. Three days benoe General Silvestre Aranda will march with fifteen hundred troops more of the same division, and a further supply of artillerv. This torce wtll be Joined by that of Gov ernor Auza, of Zaratecas, when Aranda reaches that city The whole force will thus be increaaod to about four thousand men of all arms, and will then march for Quer.taro, via Guanajuato. The latter plaoe, I informed you in my last letter, was taken by the liberals In the latter part of December. To Corona's army, now at Guadalajara, were also dee patched, on the 10th Inst., orders to m&kealoroed march and throw himself in between the cities of Mo relia and Queretaro, threatening ooth of them, aiding thus the forco of Treviuo from San Luis Potost, which will attack Querctaro from the northeast, and Aranda'a force, which will attack on the northwest At the same time the forces of Corona will bo a support to those of Regules, who is now operating against Morelia with fif teen hundred men, a force insufficient to take it as it is at present defended by the imperialists. There will thus, within throe or lour weeks at most, be a lorce of about twelve thousand liberals concentrated upon Querc taro, a force more than sufficient to take it from any body of troops the imperialists can concentrate for its defence. The following translation, which I make from a private letter to General Aranda, dated the 0th of January, 1867, will give an idea or the condition of the Imperialists in Queroiaro:? Miramon arrived yesterday at Querctaro with two hundred and forty infantry recruits, badly armed, one hundred and twenty cavalry, quite serviceable, thirty artillerists, with two guns, and eighty officers. ? * ? When the French left Yrapuato a Mr. Garcia, who was in imperial authority, delivered the place to the repub licans, leaving them the only muskets there, some sixty in number. It iA Barca the son of Blardo pronounced for the republic, taking the town and the arms trom his father. General Thomas Mejia is at Dolores, with the Intention of throwing himaeir into the mountains without recog nizing either the empire or the republic, declaring him self neutral. . . The above information Is some proof of the miserable condition of the empire, and of the Mexican imperial ists. The largest force they can possibly bring to ihe defence of Queretaro will be from four to five thousand men, and these sadly demoralized and poorly armed, without cash, and with prestige gone. The fact that the Indian Mejia will follow the example of his compeer of the same race In Jalisco?Lozada?is also significant of the drooping fortunes of the impe rialist party. General Mejia can probably gather around him in the mountain fastnesses of Querdtaro at least 1 500 men, and so long as he takes no further part in the struggle against the republic, will remain undis turbed, as will the Indian Lozada, now in the Jalisco mountains, with 2,600 men. The republican government will leave Durango Tor Zacatccas about the 16th instant. From Zaeaiecas it will probablv continue on to San Lois Potosi, as an in vitation has been extended to the government from the authorities of that place to stop there on their march to the interior. Much will depend on the march of events and the condition of the republio upon the ar rival of the government at Zacatecas. If Queretaro should be evacuated by that time It is probable that the government will proceed at once to Guanajuato via Aguas Calleutes. A great complimentary hall Is to be give to the Presi dent to-night by the citizens of Durango. For the pres ent It occupies more attention than the war or politics, especially among the ladies, who have been preparing foT It for the past two weeks General Leon Guzman has been appointed military governor of Guanajuato, and his commission despatched to General Escobedo s headquarters for delivery. Guzman figured somewhat In the late Matamoroe difficulty at the time that Sedgwick took possession of that plaoe. The severe illness of the person who was to be left In charge of Durango has pre vented bis nomination to the governorship, and General' Francisco Zarate has received the appointment as mili tary governor. General Zdrate Is the oldest officer in the liberal service, and is well known from the date of the independence or Mexico as one of the foremost in the defence of republicanism. The cholera is marching through this State. From the mouth of the Kio Grande it appears to have travelled slowly westward; first it appeared at White Ranche on the American side of the river and auaoog the American negro troops. This was in the beginning of August. 1866. Afterwards a few casee occurred at Brownsville, aud for n time it lingered around Matamoroe, causing the death of General Tapis, In November last, while in front of that city for the purpose of subduing Canales. Next it Journeyed westward to Monterey and Saitlllo, and, finally, via Parras, In routhern Coahuila, It haa reached the city of Nazis, upon the river of that name In Eastern Durango. The distance it has traversed In Mexico ia thus far about alx and one half degrees of longitude in latitude twenly ?ix degrees north, and the belt or zone over which it has ranged doea not exceed twenty miles in width. This ?one has a very alight inclination to the southward. Fif teen cases were reported a few days since at Nazaa The health of Durango at present is very had. Nearly every one ia more or leaa affected with savere cold or in fluenza, and phyalclaaa iaform me that the oondition of the atmosphere and its effect upon' the people is very different from ordinary yearn. Thla may be owing to the cholera being so near to the city. The evacuation of the capital of Mexico must be near at hand. It ia anticipated that the French will immedi ately retire upon Orizaba, and that the city will lw de livered np to Porflrio Diaz by the middle of February, if not before. Very little fighting, If any, m now antici pated by the liberals, a simple march southward to the capttiL Very many of the Mexican Imperial officers have left the sinking ship, and are now begging for employment In the rapdblican ranks, but quite uselessly; they are very badly received, and are told that they must wash themselves of their imperialism and treasonable conduct SCore thev cm be allowed to take service again under e bannera of the republic. large numbers of French and Austrian deserters are now found la the republic and witbln the liberal lines. Many of these are serving In the republican ranks Jesus Gonzales Ortega baa been taken prisoner In Zaca tecas. and ia now on hia way undar guard to Durango for disposal by the supreme government. Je*ua Maria Pntonl, formerly governor of Durango, and a well known liberal, was taken prisoner with Dim and ia also oa bis way hem. It appears that Ottawa, still ambitious to oh tain the Presidency, to which he considers hlmseir en titled, had a large number of proclamations printed la the United States, and upon hie arrival at Zacate.aa waa> about to issue a prvnmteiamimto and take possession or tha government Ortega belongs in Zacatecas, and thetw fore made that his base of operations. He was made prisoner by Governor Ausa, who is hla and "come ad rr " Patoni has navar shown so J defec Hon to the liberal cause, but aometlme ''"ff the rival claim of Ortega as ? iTi It ia inspected that thla aUempt of Ortega the 1 "residency waa secretly aided by 'be Fr*?^ for the purpose of bavins some one withiwhom they could treat before the flnJ evacuaUon o* y.,'ff it haa been a mlMrabte faUurs. Tha prill ijja or i rasi dentJearei I. such m Mexico thai.under present cir cumstances, no Mexican lenderetaode aoyehanee for political success against htm, and evrry effbrt to ovw tW him must neS?artty be * very one _ Further Information, ?*???* bVhm roretrafeiloiuLi. to the effect that Ortega had hie SSSStRTTrinrtmBrownsville, whim KrirTr S. ~ Ik. 1Mb or aoth of December end Stone he12%? <Sl*H or 90th of December end gSJaSJLJT *. 1. .1 '? :~r?> mrt rhdeVkave been forwarded by the troops that left for xJcatecas thla morning to raiainthem at that place. i ismaiMCK fro? ?er. sbeeida*. BM WWCmiTH CBIBtSPOBDEBCt. Wrvrnaarnn, Va, Feb. 6. 1M7. Til* quiet of this place baa been changed to livellneas bp a little Incident that baa renewed with no little fore the memories of areata which took place here during the late rebellion. M^Jor General Pbil Sheridan a few daps ago aent by eipraaa to Mies Rebecca Wright?an estima ble young lady and a Quakeress, who baa always been distinguished bore, among a very few other young ladiee, an a consistent and persistent adherent to the 1'eton? a splendid gold watch, vbry appropriately inscribed. It waa accompanied by an equally elegant gold chain, with charms attached. One of these la a sword, bsautifully and richly set with diamonds, sod another ornament la n pin, which consists of a gauntlet richly set with pearl a This beantlfal present ie tn recognition of Important services to the union cause and to General Sharidan at tha time when be centered, near ihrn place, bis impor tant vletocy en the 1Mb of September, 1104 That gal lant aoMNer, than a major general in the volunteer service, wen promoted to a brigadier generalship in the " army, wbleh led to hla higher promotion as a sal subsequently, through the achievement ire in a great measure of Miss Wright s At a critical point General Persian sent a it to Miss Wright to obtain Important H?. formation, and he wae suppled with a small writing, enclosed in tie foil, which bo earned to the General, having placed it la his mouth la ardor that it might escape the possible search of the an way. Miss Wright's invention was completely eec oawfbl, end Swing to the information given the victory of C.neenl Sheridan won obtained. Tbla uasnnsatod re eegwMlen of her servlaes baa given srsat delight to Mlse ?Bt end m her mends, sad is a fresh illustration of High and honorable character of Geneva! Sheridan, who has net dlaeiiisbod bis own laurels by beadoeoMty deetgeatlng to whom le doe the honor of helping him to hie enviable distinction. The tin too lad I so of thte place here never been very namereoa. altbou* we have five ibeueaad inhabitants; bat the delusion at secession Is fist fading away. It to due to bias Jackson, of Una place, to say that daring ihe overthrow of the fort here, uuder Milroy's command, her national spirit distinguished her la a most exemplary rummer. To save the Union flag was her object, and she succeeded. By sending provisions to the fort she communicated her wishes, and on the return of lie basket she found the standard nicely concealed withia the apparently empty panler, thus causing the enemy much disappointment and chagrin. Other ladies here, also, were entitled to high praise for their devotion to the national cause, and, though less conspicuous, have the sympathy and good wishes of all who are and have been true to the national unity and honor. POLICE INTELLIGENCE. Faro Platers in Court.?Daniel Daffy, Robert Russell end Ellas Randall, arrested 01 Saturday night by the Fourteenth precinct police for keeping and maintaining a gambling house on the second floor of premises No. 161 Hester street, were brought before Justice Dowling, at the Tombs, yesterday merning. Officer Richardson made an affidavit against the prisoners, setting forth that he saw them engaged in gambling at fkra Dully was dealing the cards, Randall playing the part of cue keeper?to wit, keeping tally of the cards drawn by Duffy, while Russell was receiving the money from the players at said game in exchange for ivory chocks repre senting different sums or money. The defendants were required to give bail in the sum of $600 each to answer before the Court of Sessions. Duffy is thirty years of age, a native of this city, and lives at No. 19 City Hall place. Russell was born in Washington, D. C? forty one yeare of age, and lives at No. 80 Bowery. Ranoall ie also fsrty-one years of age, a native of New York, and re sides at No. 140 Clinton street. All three of the accused parties pleaded not guilty. Officer Richardson also made a complaint against George Young, Edward Summers, John Schmidt, James Campbell and Arthur McKennal arrested In tho gambling bouse, participating in and encouraging the game of "faro," thon being plaved for monov. In default of $300 bail each for their tutors good behavior the parties were committed to the Tombs. Ark est of a Pickpocket.?Andrew McCarron wae ar raigned before Justice Dodge at Jefferson Market Police Court yesterday, charged with picking the pocket of John Murray of $32, on Broadway, on Saturday night last. Andrew acknowledged the charge and was committed in default of $600 bail for trial. Zero Bcrnham admitted to Baiu?Burnham, the fur niture auctioneer, a notice of whose arrest appeared id the Herald, of yesterday, was admitted to ball in $1,000 for examination. Auguatus Hyland, of No. 738 Greenwich street, became the bondsman. Sacrilegious Thikp?Robbrrt in a Church.?Susan Connors, a woman thirty-four years of age, living at No 81 Baxter street, was yesterday arrested on the charge of picking the pocket of-Mary Nicholson, residing at No. 124 White street, of a wallet containing $70 in Trea sury notes On Tuesday last the parties were sitting to gether In the Mott street Catholic church, and during tho most solemn portion of the service Susan arose from her seat and left the church, soon after which Mary missed her money. After Susan's arrest the stolen wallet, minus the money, was found in her possession. Jusiico Dowling committed the accused to the Tombs for trial in default of bail. LONG ISLAND NEWS. Prowbrd Corporation or Greenport.?There is ? > movement on foot among the residents of Green port, for the incorporation of their village. Various pnblio measures, to he supported by taxation, are the motive of the project A meeting of the people is to be hold on the 18th inst. to consider the matter. The Ghkkkport Firr Department.?At the annual election of the Fire Department of Greenport, on Mon day last, the following officers were chosenChief Engineer, Robert H. Smith; Assistant Engineer, Barclay P. Adams: President, George W. Young; Vice President, William D. Corey; Secretary, Charles W. Hartley; Treasurer, Henry A. Reeves. The Tonnage op Greenport.?The following is a com parative exhibit or the tonnage of Greenport for the years 1885 and 1888:? Total enrolled tonnage December 31, 1868 8,18ft Total enrolled tonnage December 31, 1885 6,480 Increase daring 1886 674 Unenrolled tonnage December 31, 1866 894 Ucen rolled tonnage December 31, 1866 680 Increase during 1886 164 Total tonnage December, 1868 6,810 Increaae during the year 880 Total tax collected in 1886 $1,921 Total tax collected in 1866 1,113 Increaae during the year 814 Prconic Lodge, F. and A If.?a beautiful new hall in fitting up for this lodge on Main street, Greenport, which is to be inaugurated on Thursday next, when an addreea will be pronounced by the Rev. Dr. Macdonald, of Christ church, t-'eg Harbor. Tat Ministry.?Rev. 0. & Williams, of SouthoM sad formerly of Greenport, has received a call to Norfolk, Vs. He has accepted. Huntington Items.?William Weeks, accused ef an attempt to murder and rob his brother, Alfred Weeks, I* Huntington, was arrested In New York and la now !? Jail at Rlvertiead. Tne following gentlemen have beca elected officers of the Huntington Lyceum:?President, Charles R. Street; Vice President, / 8. Young; Snore tary, Wm. H. Murphy; Treasurer, Wm. A. ConanL Cctuorx Ratlsoad Accident Neab Hempstead?On Monday evening last a couple of men, In crossing thO' Plains with a team of horses and load of clams, a Man I the road in the dark, and striking the railroad track at the head of the lane, concluded to come down that way. It was very dark and rainy, and they did not realms what a trap tney were getting themselves Into, the snow forming (at that Ume) a bank each side of the track. They had come along in safety nearly to the village, when the last train earns down the lane, and they had' barely time to get the horses unhitched from the wkgoa when along came the engine, and striking the wagon, knocked it all to splinters.?Hewtptiead SrntimL LOSSES IT FREJMJAIUMY, 1687. The following table comprises every fire, involving a loss of 390,000 and upwards, which has been reported within the limits or ths United States during the month < of January, 1807:? n. , . tmitlnm fliis'* i/fgrri|3ivii ty Aiwmwwy. Richmond, Ind... tiioorulteld. 8. J.. Mobile, Ala Kairbaven, Mass. New York city.... New York city.... St. Louie Wilmington, Del. Oaieebnrg. UL Norfolk, va Bennington. Vt.... sprtogfletd. Oblo.. Mar*) *11. Mieh.... Mtaten Ul'ad, N. Y. Springfield, Maae.. Albany N. Y Hondout N. Y tVanniort Ey New Haven. Conn. t'oiumbne, Oa Stoma. As stoma Natl worka. Store, SM Broad war Stoma in Waat aad Murray atreata ,.... I roe worka Steam aawmll] Stoma Atlantic Hotel Knitting factory Reaper and mower raotery Stone flour mills New York city.... Washington, D. C. Mobile Bay Troy. N. Y Buffalo. N. T ht. Louis, Mo Monmouth. 1IL... Salem. Va Alton. IU..S Mobile. Ala New urleana Vlcheburg. Mtaa.. ShulMita, Miaa.... Cleveland, Ohio.. (Jim Innaii, <ibio.. Lagrange. Oa... New York city.... Car shop aad barn see far* v Stares, IS aad IS Oreaaa at stores, Re County jall and "(Does. Ac.. Kxnloalon of atlll In oil re finery Planters' warehouse and ?1.800 balsa of cotton Manufactory la Walker "t Conservatory of Wbite Honao Bremen ahlp aad S.00S bales of rot too ? O'Hrien A 808*0 foundry MODI Now York city. Polaom. Cel... New York city. Town Hall aad store Tobaono factory, he 4 booses on Dauphin street 3 frame dwellings. Stores, dwellings, Ac. IS bualneas hoaaea, As. ? storaa. he Chair fee Wry Stores... ?dm ton atombnaeae. Weak lagvtn atraat Cotton starebouaaa, Albany ?treat Stone Soar rollfe. Stevenson's brewery, vwoth Baltimore Naugatuot, Mass Klitalwth, Coon New York tfftg.. ? Patapecn Woollen l _ Woollen mill. No. 686 Broadway ?Mm Total lota 04,0*MW COBWT CALEM46?TUB MV. SrrRPMa CocnT?General Teem.? Adjourned to FE6 ruory IS, at ton o'clock, At M. srmEME Cgdrt?CncvTT.?Peril. Oyer and iw miner-Hold by Ingnham, J. Conn opens at tea o'clock, A. M. The civil oaieadar te not to be eaHedin Uita branch of the circuit until further order* of tho. court. The Oyer and Termlmr wlllbe kMMMM the entire month. Part 8?Noo. 1806, 1832, 1834, 1882, 1360, 1362, 1364, I860, 2780, 1870, 1678, I860, 138V 1384 1386, 1888, HKhliW, 1884, 1388. Pees 3?Moo. iiV&'S?. ?Vw, m Nperasi Term?Dnmarorn.?Wen JL $,,11.,13, 23. to fact?Son Ml, 188,177, 146, 190, 11V MM, ? MO, 638, 1180. _? arinb Court? rniAft Trbl-Kos Oft, 87,00.80, 70, 72, T8fcouRT*nr?ne?aL^Ssmtoaa??The People va Charles Pneenbury, Robert Pooto. <k H. Miller, Mary Pirn , ?ante Hmith, robbery; Meurtse Dos sard, John J. Mee son|jeba Hmiib, John Gerrteb, burglary. Twaaty-tbroe easae to set a dap for Wtol __ Oven and TmmniWk?Heaiv WllljM Mmvus 8. WeMff burglary t? tbe ufiiff degree; Jobe J. Oevie, burglar* In tbelrat degree; Daniel Mltrea. Oban Crugle, hergWy la the tbtrd degree, Geo. F. loliaea, larceny from pap m; Tbee. Thayer, Wm. C Place, robbery In the 6m de gree; Patrtab Mraaat ataaeiaugbtor: Jaa Devlan. m iuip