Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 28, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 28, 1873 Page 3
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THE STATE CAPITAL/ The City Charter Discussed by the Senate. ILL SORTS or OPIBIOSS VESTED. Republican Rhetoric in Support of Party Rule. The Board of Assistant Aldermen Abolished. Adoption of the New Plan for the Aldermen. Pierce Fight Over the Appointing Power. Strong Arguments For and Again*! Havemeyer. GREEN DENOUNCED WITH A VENGEANCE. The Question of the Appointing Power Still Unsettled. Albany, March 27, 1873. The charter came op as special order in the Senate this morning, in pursuance of previous arder. The lebbj und floor of the Chamber were again thronged by an andience composed in large part of ladies and distinguished men or politics. Among the latter were Tom Murphy, David Melhsb, E. D. Webster, George Bliss, Jr.; Davenport and Dexter A. Hawkins, all interested In the fate f the pending measure. Senator Winslow was again in the chair. BOARD OF ASSISTANT ALDKHHBN. Senator Woodin, when the second section of the barter was named (the process oi reading it through on Tuesday night having relieved the Kenate from the necessity of reading it), moved that the following words be added thereto:? "The term of office of the Board of Assistant Aldermen shall terminate on January l, 1874." This was the method of abolishing the Assistant Aldermen proposed in the caucus, but as the action f that convention was not binding on anybody, Senator Benedict at once entered upon a speech ml some length in opposition to the proposed abolition. BENBD1CT IN PAVOK OF THE BOARD. Be said New York was not like a little village where every man knows his neighbor, but, like the great banyan tree of the East, it. drops its branches and extends its roots until you may plant dozens of villages under its shade. Nowhere among the Bclavic or light-haired races is power given like this t? small bodies of men. The republican party has always favored the retention of the Board of Assistant Aldermen. And nobody ever proposed to disturb it nntll the Committee of Seventy laid their piofane hands pen it That committee had their little crotchets?minority representation, cumulative voting, Ac.; and this Board of Assistant Aldermen was too much for them. This notion or theirs was slipped in as a sop for them, because it was said they would then go for the charter. But everybody demands a Board of Assistant Aldermen. If you want "rings," the way to get them Is to concentrate power In a little knot or men like a single board, where eight men constitute a quorum. They lo everything themselves and have no lower Hoase to check them, and eight men can wield all that ! power alone. Senator Murphy?How about the caucus? Senator Benedict?Nothing was fixed by the caucus last night, as I understand it, or rather It was txed by caucus that every man should do as he pleased. In regard to the reasons adduced by some men why the lower Board should be abolished, one of the members of the Board of Aldermen was here and wanted the lower Board abolished because they sometimes voted against a measure that had passed the upper House. I hope that will be no sufficient reason. We want a Board of Assistants that will sometimes vote gainst the measures of the upper House. Senator Tiemann retailed his experiences in the Boards ot Aldermen, especially the one la 1S61, which was called "The Forty Thieves;" but even Chen he ronnd great efilcacy in two Boards. Many vlltenons schemes started in one Board were stopped In the other. New York pays more than half the State taxes, and 2,000.000 of people are interested directly in its good government. Senator Madden was also in favor of retaining the Assistant Board. woodin would i.it them fill the term. Senator Woodin said he fa^nred retaining the Board during Its term of otllce; but as there was a difference of opinion as to when the term of this Board expired, he thought It ought to be settled by legal enactment. He wanted the question settled, aad thought the amendment would settle It. as to abolishing the Board thereafter he thought it one of the best things lor the city. It Is proposed to increase the Aldermen to twenty-one?three from each Senate district and six at large, securing local representation therein, and all the essential elements are, therefore, to be found in. this single Board. What more complete check agalust improvident legislation can there be than this, for It takes threefourths of the Board to carry any ordinance or easure tsar imposes taxes? Besides, you nave the 1 Mayor with his veto, and, better tlmu till, you tiave ; the Board of Apportionment. With larger districts better class 01 men must be secured, and that Is 1 n assertion that will not he denied by anvbodv. Mr. Tkkmain (as If brought to his mettle by so weeping an assertion)?I deny It. Mr. Woodin?Then I am wrong, for you are anybody. DON'T KNOW OUR CITT NEIGHBORS. Senator Benedlot?The Senatorial districts are large in fact, though not territorially; lor the knowledge of people of one another in the interior la Ave loid greater in a Senatorial dtstrict than in iasllar districts in the city. Senator Woodin may rWe sit over Cayuga county and be greeted by name by every man he meets, while I hardly know By next door neighbor. SENATOR WRISICANN FOR ABOLITION. Senator Welsmann hoped the motion to abolish would prevail. He had resided in the city lor more 1 than forty rears and the two (fciurdg have been tried during that time, aud he had come to the j conclusion that the lower Hoard was merely a fth wheel of a wagon. If the Board of Assistant Aldermen is continued It win serve as a check gainst the carrylig out of all great reforms. j MURPHY WOULD HATH Fit ABOLISH THE ALDERMEN Senator Murphy congratulated the Senate that : the charter was to be determined bv the sense of ' the members, uninfluenced by any secret action. 1 In this matter we should he moved by principle. 1 What Is the oDject of u Common Connctlt It Is to ! express the sen^ of the people of a city concerning the matters that are or Importance to them. I wonld prefer to abolish the upper Board rather than the lower. 1 do not understand that Mode of 1 government by which the powers of the people are ; to t>e vested In a minority. Representation should toe immediate and direct. We have all fslt the atfflrnlty arising Irom this unchecked power of ex- I pendltnre bv a small minority. If yoa have bat a single Board elected by the city at large you will have many parts of tne city unrepresented. WOODIN'8 ADDITION TO III* AMKNOMKNT. Senator Woodin suggested an addition to his amendment, as follows:? And on and alter that date the Board of Aldermen hall ronatttute the Common Council and exercise all the power* and pertorm all the duties thereof. He wanted especially to set a term to the present Board. There seemed to be a ridiculous error in the lateai statute upon the subject. The act?chapter 174 of the Laws of '71?providing for the present Board says that the Assistant Aldermen should tie elected every two years, annnally, niter the first ?* election in 1*72. And to set that douht at rest he proposed the first part of the amendment. The other part provided for their abolishment therealter. AN AMRNPMRNT TO CONTINtTF BOTH BOARDS IXHT. Hcmitor Mnrphy said the Word "annually" was ^gvideuUv a U9riv|)i cijftf. lie oilfircu an jaiucbU NEW Y< meat continuing Mb Boum, tilth vh lost by a tote or 8 to to. ' TOP. AHmWANT BO**? ABOM8URD. WooOib'b mouou an amended by IiiwhcII, abolishing the Hoarri of Aaaiatant Aldermen alter Januucy, 1M4, was then earned by a trim voce vote. ? > TIIB BOARD OP ALORHUKN. Heuator Woodtn then proposed to strike ont BcelioitH S and 4 and the words "Assistant Aldermen," in the fifth section. These sections rcier to the composition of the two Hoards, and lor the sixth section, as reported, be proposed to sui stltote the following, which was the third section of the original bill as It passed the Assembly:? TOR AMKNDHD SUCTION. Hkction S.?The. Hoard of Aldermen now in office shall bold office until the tlrat Monday ?f January, in the year US1X the nuar betas the term for which they were elected There shall be twenty-one Aktennen elected at the general Slate election which (hall occnr in the year IP74, three or whom shall be elected in earh Senate district of the eiiy aa now constituted, and shall he residents ot the district in which they are elected, but no voter shall vote lor iiioso than two of said Aldermen. There shall also be elected six Aldermen at large, to be voted fur on a separate ballot, but no voter shall vote lor more than four of the raid Alocrinen at largo The members of the Hoard of Aldermeu shall nold office for the space of one year, and shall take office on the first Monday In Janoary next sac reeding their election, at noon. Annually thereafter, at the general State election, there shall be elected u lull hoard of Aldermen aa hereinbefore provided. In ease a vacancy shall occnr in the Hoard of Aldermen It shall be tilled in the manner hereinafter provided for the appointment of heads of departments, and the person so appointed shall aerve until the first day ot January at noon next succeeding the next general election succeeding the occurrence ot a vacancy. But in uo case shall the per "on ho ui'poinirti serve aiu>r me ex juration 01 inv term 111 winch th. vacancy shall occur. At such election an Alderman shall be elected to eerve for the remainder oi the unexpired term. TII1H SECTION WAS PASSED without any unnecessary delay, and the Clerk proceeded to call the other sections KHOM SECTION SEVEN TO SECTION TWENTY-SEVEN. Hection 7 was amended so that the heads of departments who are to have scats in the Common Council shall have notices of its meetings. Section 8 was amended by striking ont a quantity of useless verbiage regarding the Presidents or the two Hoards, and the remaining sections were called ever monotonously without interruption uutil the great bene of contention was reached, and Clerk Dayton with louder and more Impressive tone than usual announced "MMTION TWPNTV*flRTVN and sat down for a few minutes' rest before the fray opened. THE URAND QUESTION OP APPOINTING. Senator Wsodin (drawing a long breath)?"Now, sir, I believe our breathing spell Is over. Before we enter upon the discussion or this important section I wish to say that it is not the proposition of any one Senator, as stated; not the proposition or the Custom House, not the proposition of any 'ring.' It was proposed merely that the committee might make a report. I would have preferred to leave section 27 blank, to be fllled up as they pleased by the Senate, but it was ruled otherwise. Hut, as it stauds, section 27 has no lather, no mother, no brother, no sister that 1 am aware or. 1 do not myseir propose to advocate it, and have no proposition to mnke. 1 commit It to the kind care or the Senate to till as they see lit. IAIWKKY'S SUBSTITUTE. Senator l/owery, republican, from the Nineteenth district, offered a substitute for the section vesting the power of nominating ail heads of departments in the Mayor of New York city. Senator Benedict said he would favor substituting the words used in a corresponding section of the constitution of the United States. Senator Lowery said he had alined to make it as much like the section In the constitution us the circumstances would allow. Senator Benedict thought that there were too many provisions ror a case of dead-lock, when it should he the presumption that public officers will perioral tlieir duties, and that dead-locks were really very unuBuai. Senator bowery had proposed the substitute mainly to get at the sense sf the Senate on the subject. It was his idea or a suitable section, but he would not object to Its being amended. WOODIN'B SUBSTITUTE. senator Woodin moved as a substitute the simple proposition that the Mayor and Presidents of the two Boards have the power or filling the offices. The contingency that may Happen when the Bsard ol Assistant Aldermen is abolished will be provided for hereafter. There Is another house todiBCuss this matter alter we get through with it, and they may not accept the proposition proposed by the Senator from the Nineteenth (Mr. Lowery). It may then come, in the csurse of parliamentary usage, that committees of conference would be demanded, and as it was customary in committees or conference to consider the plans discussed lu the two houses he wanted his plan considered by them. JOHNSON COUNTS TWO. Senator Johnson suggested that ir the Lower House rejected this measure after the Senate passed it, that might serve us a reason suggested by the mcmocr or the Board of Aldermen referred to by the Senator irom tiie Fifth for abolishing it, and be would suggest that the Senate forthwith abolish the Assembly. cmcrMi-ocmoN. senator Woodin rejoined that there was a constitutional difficulty in the way. Senator Murphy?Is not the plan suggested la the substitute of the Senator from the Twenty-tilth so provided In section 37 * Senator Woodin?No, there Is too nincb circumlocution there. It provides that the Mayor may nominate, and Ave days afterwards, if the Aldermen lull to couflrm. my plan may come Into ose. It accomplishes by indirection what I propose to do directly. i am not a non-partisan. I have not climbed high enough ou the non-partisan tree that hus grown ap so tall within the last two years that 1 fall to see my duty as a republican. I believe a republican can rule a city as well as a democrat, aud, as we have the responsl- i bility ot ruling New York city, even though democrats should vote with us on this charter, I prefer to select my own agencies. Whoever Is to carry out onr views there is bound to be a partisan. and wc must choose whether he be a republican or a democrat. Senator Lowery (Interrupting)?Will the Senator tell uie, then, why, if Mayor Ilavemeyer Is to be held responsible for the government of the cltv of New York, should we not give him his own agencies! not as individual, but a party should rule. Senator Woodln?The Mayor Is net to be held responsible. The Idea ot the Individual respensi- , bilit.v of one man in the government or such a city as New York is a myth. The responsibility must I and will fall on some great political party. There's where it should belong. The Committee of Sev- | cnt.v thought so last year, when they would give t no power to the Mayor. Ulve It to any one man an*i he may become u tyrant, (live It to me, Sena- ' tors, and I could rule New York with a tyrant hand. I could put in my own men, rule caucuses and conventions, and eveu nominate my owi Aldermen. It must be a partisan charter, either one way or another. The party papers may thauder against it, and do so, but there are agencies there influencing them. What says the country press?the organs- 01 the country republicans who come dowu every election to meet 70,000 majority rolled up by the democratic olllclals of New York? 1 would always put a republican in otDee when I can. if I were a democrat I would do tbe reverse. Therefore I ask a vote of this committee on the proposition I submit to it. Senator Lowery?Will not the Mayor of the cltv of New York act with the republicans? Will lie nor nominate republicans? Seuator Woodin?Is that all of the question? Senator Lowkky?It is all you need aiswer just now. senator Woodin?Oh. yes?armfuls of them. havemkykk's republicanism. Senator lowkry?1 take the ground, Mr. President, that Mayor Ilavemeyer is a good republican; thai he has not changed the position he occupied ; last Fall, arid as to the position he then occupied let me read yon a letter written by a prominent republican in this State just previous to his electlou. (lie then read the letter written to Mayor Ilavemeyer by Tom Mnrphv when the republican nomination was tendered him.) Senator Woodin?Seuator, did not republicans elect him ? Senator Lowery?Yes, they helped; but I hold I that Mayor Havemcvcr now ts as trustworthy as 1 then?as good a republican. Mr. Lowery then read a long extract from an old letter nf ex-Mayor ; Opdyke in lav or of giving power and responsibility to the Mayor. He thought that tbe passage of so foolish a scheme would be the death-knell of the partv in this State. Ue wanted the Senate to cause 1 before they paused a cnarter which the high-toned ' republicans of New York objected to. He would pass no remarks upon those republicans who have been here so persistently. He would accord them i the right to cotno here in the senate of New York | State and tell us what is to t>e done, as he would , accord It ta an* other prominent republican, bnt he would accord them no more, and he would not go back upon Ids own principles at their behest, THE SENATE TAKES A KECKSS. The vote was about to be taken upon Mr. i Woodtn's substitute, when, two o'clock having ar- I ' rived, he moved that progress be reported. It was agreed to. and the bill was made a further special order tor to-night at seven o'clock. i T!IE EVENING SESSION. The Senate was again crowded to-ntght, as It had been during the day. to hear the debate on the 1 twentv-seventh section. The Co?totn House gentry were In full lorce, though thev no longer coucen 1 trated their torces, and were scattered about among the ordlnarv spectators. Murphv was ; seated most of the evening among the ladles; ] Havenport continued to peep In and out of the lobby t doors; Van Nort remained decorously in the ] cloak rooms, and the almost forgotten face of j 1 Oeorge Bliss, Jr., was seen peering from among a knot of stalwart chartists In the rear. Mr. Wood- | ln's substltote for the twenty-seventh section?to | give the appointing power to the Mayor and the ! ] two Presidents of the Aldermantc Boards?was the 1 question before the Senate when It reassembled at seven o'clock. WOODIN t'RGINQ HIS SFRSTTTt'TE. Mr. WrtODIN" Said Various nrnruultlnni had hnnn suggested. Several of them originated with the Committee of Seventy. Several others originated In the Lower Uoasc. The present is no new proposition] and the Senate will doubtless be surprised to learn that it Is the product of the Committee of Seventy. I make no Mistake when I make this statement. They have glvcu no reason why they have abandoned it. if they have abandoned It. Home fifty or sixty recommendations were made by that committee, many of which were adopted. This is one of them, and I will read from a document submitted by the Committee of Seventy ro the Republican Central Committee, showing that it was their proposition. Me then read the document, which was interrupted by Ml, Ticmaoib wh? said h? had ibe ORK HERALD, FRIDAY, J word of a member of the Committee of Seventy that It was not the proposition of the committee at ail. (Assemblyman Bluuieuthal was sitting next Tie in ami and made the state ment.) The propomtion favored the election 01 a Mayor and Assistant Mayor, in whom the appointing power wjih to he vented. These inayorH were to ?h> elected on the cumulative system. Ttiey were made, air, by the sub-committee 01 the Committee ol Seventy in December, Ito*. Senator Tikmann?Do you know that this snhcomimttee were discharged (or making those very propositions? Mr. Woopin?Do yon know now tbey were discharged? Mr. Tirmann?1 purpose they were discharge), oy turning them out. (Laughter.) Senator Woo din?The Mayor has the more important power of removal; that is a great and important check upon this executive trio. The Committee of Seventy through its sub-committee iavored a council of appointments. As to the Mayor's dignity be gets all power from the Legislature, and it is not essential to bis dignity that these powers should be given lnm; bnt emit committee have furthermore said:?"This is the best charter that has ever been snbmitted," and the question now is merelv a question of patronage. 1 would refer again to the country press. What newspaper outside of New York, except democratic papers, say a work against this charter ? Mr. Lowkrv?The litica HeraUt. Mr. Tirmann?I would like to inquire if the charter is made for country newspapers ? (Laughter.) Mr. Woodin?So, sir; nor for your city papers either, when you remember your unpaid newspaper claims for f2,ooo.OM. Mr. Mapdkn?Is not that the cause of the newspaper enmity to this charter, this very fact that the newspapers have unpaid claims that they can sret uuder an honest government) Mr. Woodin-No, sir; I don't think so. Now, i as to the loyalty of Mayor Havemeyer, one I or the New York papers says the republican 1 party is to be held responsible lor the men appointed, and Mayor Havemeyer has declared himself to be oatside of sympathy with the repub- t ilean party, and are we to place power in his hands. 1 That was not the intention of the paper rcrerred 1 to when it published its article. It has shown that i the Mayor would nominate men iu hostility to tue i republican party, and the Aldermen will I be driven by public sentimeut, roanufac- i tured by the newpapers to confirm i them, to the shame and disgust of prorui- I nent republicans. The Mayor hus taken every op- 1 portunlty to appoint men outside of sympathy i with the republicans, and If he has this power ?;iven htm Tammany Uali comes again into the ' rent. INCONSISTENCIES IN NEWSPAPER ARTICLES. 1 Senator Lowry here read a short editorial from tne New York paper reierred to on the othor side. Mr. WooniN? Yes, that is that paper's habit. It advises one thing one day and another thing the next day. What reliance can you place on meu who know so little of their own minds v What i principle can there be in a mere matter or appoint- i mcntf No; it is simply a matter or expediency. I Such newspapers as the one f allude to do not i know what they want when the charter is com- 1 pletcd. They will still And something to growl at, ' and It is not (or this Senate to be influenced by 1 them. The day of mismanagement in New < York city began on the day that It was assumed to be governed by non-partisan Commissions. There is ho greater humbug in existence. New York is not sovereign. She has no power not conferred npon her by the Legislature. Let her have a good government and the people there will not care whether the officers are republicans or democrats. I I trust that there will be no r&iluro to pass a charter in this Legislature, but there is groat danger . that such will bo the result. * Senator Lowery?1 do not propose, Mr. Chair- " main, to form a government lor the city of New t York lu the iutcrest of Mayor Havemeyer or of t any party. 1 And in the message of the Governor of this State a paragraph showing that Mayor * Havemeyer is a man to he trusted. Ho demands e that the rcspousibihty oi the city be left with Mayor , Havemeyer, and says so in strong terms in his message. 1 do not stand nere as the advocate of Mayor Havemeyer, nor i do 1 propose to defend him. He has said something regarding the republican party that might have been better unsaid, but 1 have yet J to believe that he is dishonest, and cannot make t good nominations, and 1 tell republican Senators litre tu-nigm umi 11 iiie.v puss hub courier as it is their party In this State Is doomed. democratic parallel. Senator Lewis recited the story of the passage of a law giving appointing power to a judicial committee In Bunblo two Winters ago by the democrats as an evidence of how little democrats cared for the "high moral ground" on which they take take their stand. Senator d. P. Wood asked him how the democratic party was adected in buffalo by the measure at the next election; but this Mr. Lewis did not consider worth while to answer. He Anally answered, however, by saying democrats were torn to pieces, and there was hardly enough of them lait thpro (ar nppri Mr. Tikman said his friend from the Thlrty-Arst (Lewis) went with him lu opposition to that bill, and he wished lie would go with him now. Mr. Madden?Tne reason why the senator from the Eighth went that way waH because ho was elected by reformers and republicans aa against Tammany. Is not that bo V Mr. Tiemann?Mr. Chairman, when 1 choose to take the senator from the Tenth (Mr. Madden) for my political confessor I will apply to him. Lntll then 1 would advise him to attend to his owa affairs and sweep his own doors. (Laughter.) Mr. Madden?Will the Senator deny that he was 1 elected by the help or republicans and that the Committee of Seventy paid out money to secure his election r Mr. Tiemann?Mr. Chairman, I didn't attend the polls. I don't know who voted lor me. 1 know I got &,ooo mere votes than the other man, and I was sent here. I think it was foolish Id them to send me. I heard that the Committee of Seventy had paid oat $1,500 for me. but I is Id them they ought net do it. and I don't think they will do It again. (Laughter.) moral aspect of the difficulty. Mr. D. P. Wood spoke on the moral aspect of the case, declaring that promises el reform made i during the campaign must lie redeemed, as they ' comprise the high moral question whether the re- j publican party shall keep ralth with its people anl keep faith with the reform government taken from the same party, as Mayor Havetueyer has been ' elected by the same promises, lie then read Tom Murphy's letter with evident effect, even upon the Imperturbable Tom, who had heard it twice during the day. and mast have known that it was getting monotonous. one-sided expediency. Senator Madden (who Is the mildest man in the world, except at Intervals of two minutes, when he gets intensely Infuriated on the slightest pretext) demanded very Irrelevantly If the Committee of seventy did not give as a reason tor taking the ' Cower away from Mayor ball that it was expedient ecause he was a Tammany mau' I D. P. Wood?With the charter that we were discussing then out went Mayor Hall, but to return. These honorable geutlemen who refer to the country press as supporting them in this attempt upon the liabilities of New York city need to breath again the pure air of their own counties and get nway lor a day from the stlfllug air about this capital Imported here front N'ew York city. They will be reminded there that, the republican party is a great and honest party that inronHa fn lroott ita nl mlivo j lint- whon 1 I see uien?Senators who not twelve hours I ago were convince# that there was on!y one way 1 to go and that was to give Mayor Haveuieyer the 1 power he ouirht to have?change front, I begin to 1 realize the power and influence clustering about the question. happen on the press, tlavbmetkr and ore en. .senator Mappkn?Abeut this matter oi the newspaper press I wish to suy a word. Mr. Chairman, every public man is tender about speaking of the public press. It wields a power which they fear; but the press la oniv human, and newspapers of New York oppose this charter because they will miss their little pickings. I know their enormous patronage and ! power, but I don't tear them. Haveuieyer has insulted this legislative body. 1 think" he Is in second childhood. A good republican had the bill relative to cotnmen schools passed In this body giving appointment ofSchool commissioners to the Mayor, and jet when he had ode-red twenty-one names for these positions the .Mayor oulv named o Ave out of them. This was dishonest, there is a something radically wroag about such a c Mayor, lie is endorsed by the Committee of I Seventy, which also endorses Andrew H. Green. I s who had a ldll presented here by my venerable f friend from the Fifth, which gave him power that i fc the Czar oi Russia wouid never have dared ask 1 t lor. Anu who is Green - Let us pull oif ike tinsel . s that surrounded this only honest man. Why lie / T has driven away acar'y'all the business (In sup- a; plies, I mean) of that city bocause honest men j refuse to submit to Ins dictation, and he refuses to nay their honest biils, but I remember when the | Central Park Commission bill was passed no com- j pensatlon was asked for, but. two years alter this Andrew H. Green, Treasurer of this Commission, | came here and asked a salary of tl",ooo a year. > b a BOWL at orkkn's iiiiah. i ? Messrs. Wkismann and Benedict slmultaneOlHly?No, live. Mr. Madden (In a towering rage and wtth a force a tbat whirled both the fragile and venerable New s Yorkers back In their seats as If they were shot)? i No, sir, ten. He took $lo,o?o a year for two years 11 past, and drew It every year afterward, and, be- I Ii sides, he drew $300 a year lor his personal ex- v

penses. Now I don't want to hear any more about ! b Greeu and his honesty. | y senator D, P. Wood?Will the Senator allow me a , v question' i a Mr. Madden?Ah: the Senator has been down h hobnobbing with Andrew U. Green, and ho thinks h he is a great man; but I don't. (Great laughter.) n Mr. I). P. Wood? I only wish to ask a question. n Mr. Madden?Well, go on. ti Mr. 1>. P. Wood?Has Grefcn been substituted for o the charter ? (Laughter.) a Mr. Madden (almost choking yflth unconquera- d hie rage)?No sir; but they are connected some- t now. This Green (r a great llavemeyer reformer: I c 1 prefer one who will face the state Prison and , p IBM* uiu riittiii'irn. it Senator Lord desired to know If Mr. Green took t much more than the republican Congress In In- A creasing their salaries ? n Mr. Maddcn (descending from free/.led rage to p sorrow) said?rtotb were equally guilty, hut clem- n ocrats took their pay in Congress as well as the * republicans. s Henator Johnson?May I inqnlre of the Senator h how he stands on charter ? 1 am unable to ois- t cover which side he Is on. e Mr. Maddkn?I ain in (avor of giving three men c the power or anpoinliue?three reuublicMia, net t ilAKCH 28, 1873?TKIFLE ?nc of whom 1 personally know. I am on any side [ where ] may clip lite wings <>i the party to which the Senator iroin the Twenty-sixth belongs. THM HILL PHIHIKKHSKP. At the concloaion of Mr. Mariden's speech, Senator Wood in moved that the bill be progressed, which wan acceded to. The bill wan then made a special order lor Friday morning at two o'clock, i The Senate then adjourned. TUB CUSTOM IIOUSB DMINITAKIMI tgain transferred their labors to Congress nail, tod again brought their winning ways to bear on til recusants, passing moat of the night In 1 this cheering occupation. As an instance ?f how the tight is getting on it may tie stated George Bliss and Genera) Bpineiu same to high words, which might have eventuated in blows, bnt for the discretion of one ol the parties, soon after the Senate bad adienrned, in ene corner ef the Senate Chamber, over the merits ef t Dick Croker, one or the Mayer's appointees. The discussion will begin again to-morrow, when Johnson, the democratic Damascus blade, will pay bis respects to the "High moral grounds." _ TWBKD HBSIMNS AND TUB INVK8TUJ ATION I7BASHS. I When the debate on the charter ceased this aiternoen Mr. Lewis, who Is second on the Tweed Cemmittee, rose and asked if Mr. Tweed's resignation bad been received. The Lieutenant Governor replied that it bad, and was now on file in the Secretary of State's office. Mr. Lewis then submitted to the Senate whether the investigation should be continned. Mr. Madden moved that the committee be Uncharged from further consideration of the sub- . eel, which motion was carried, only two Senators? * I'tiattleld and Tleman?voting against it. The Committee of Investigation arc therefore discontinued, to the evident relief of a number of Senators. Senator Johnson says he la not decided fet as to the coarse he will pursue regarding the v nvestiiratlon of Senators who are annnoaei) to tie implicated in Tweed legislation business, bnt alter * the charter la finished he will propose a new reao- 1 lutlon. a atrpnim mrausn's pwtition. , v The Assembly Committee on Grievances, owing to the fact tnat the memorial of Stephen Knptish, F now in Ludlow Street Jail, will not be printed be- < lore Monuay, will not hold their proposed meeting (i (intil Tuesday next. It is believed that the committee will be shorn of all general authority to v investigate the trntn pr falsity or the allegations t made in the memorial, on the grouud that they , tre now the subject matters of the suit pending between Winston and the prisoner, and n therefore within the jurisdiction of the Courts, c rud will simply confine themselves to ascertaining H whether or not the memorialist is held illegally, rhe committee will probably next week confer '' with the Judiciary committee to decide upou the li precise course of action to be pursued. The latter ? committee bave decided to report a bill based on resolutions or Mr. Cornell offered l ist week in rela- 1 tion to prisoners in Lndlow tttreet Jail, aud the bill, \ it is said, will repeal the "At exeat" law < and all other laws deemed to be nujust and arbitrary. Mr. Abbott, one of the members of the com- 1 mittee, savs that the committee will not act hastily, i hut will take legal advice before going to work, anu , try to get at both Bides of the case before making a report, aad at the same time see to it that no < strikers" iu the lobby or oat of it make use of the i nvestigation to bleed the company or anybody . slse. ^ HORSE NOTES. ? ? John Chamberlln has purchased the right to sell ' >ools at Fleetwood Park the coming season. John H. liarbeck, Jr., has matched his black ? nare .for $i,ooo, $250 forfeit, ta trot against Mr. rhomas Johnson's Clay stallion, mile heats, best brae in live, in harness, over Fleetwood Park 1 rack, the race to take place a few days after the Ipring meeting. Messrs. Harbeck, King aud John- [ ion have made up a sweepstakes of $260 each, the t ibovc horses and the black mare Betsy King betag t be contestants, mile heats, best three in live, In har- J less, to take place shortly after the previous race. Mr. John H. Martin's bay tithan Allen colt, six rears old, is a very hue ono, and can trot very last, c ilngie or double. I It is thought by good Judges that Mr. Thomas P. c Wallace's splendid bay gelding ileury will trot rery fast this season, as he is in better shape than r ;ver before, aud tils success will be hailed with r ileasure by all true lovers of honest turf sport, as i le always "goes to win." Henry's record is !:20x, but be h&8 trotted some seconds faster ilone in private trials. The brown more Flora Bolle, by Ursharle, Is wintering at Canton, 111. She liaa a record of S:22\, and la owned by T. J. Smith, ol St. Loots. The gray mare Grace la wlutering at Yonnga;own, Ohio. She has a record of 2:27^, and 1b the property of Henry Todd. The black gelding Denmark, by Country Boy, ta also wintering at tame place. lie has a record of 2:30, and Is owned By C. U. Andrews. Denmark Is very fast, and irben -V becomes a little more steady will trot low in the twenties. John Crocker has at his stables la Yonngstown, Ohio, bay Mare Ella Wilson, Maggie Hall (sister to Mohawk, Jr.) and several other very promising MhOO. Bay gelding Brother Jonathan, with record of 1:30X, is wintering at Cleveland, Ohio. He cost his >wner, P. J. KJmaerly, of Sharon, $12,000 a short ume since, and Is considered very promising. Belle of Patterson and Mary Taylor, both good ?ues, have been stabled at the saute place during the winter. George Logan has In charge at Cleveland, Ohio, ?ay Royal George, gelding Independence, with record of 2:31. black mare Coquette, gray gelding 1'ratnp and Billy Cashing, by Pilot, Jr., all of them fast. # Mr. William Edwards, of Cleveland, owns a gray gelding called Joe Huller, with record ol 2:34, a very promising trotter, by Mambrino Champion. The bay mare Mollie Long, lately purchased In Kentucky by a New York gentleman, arrived here t day or two sluce. She will be trained and driven the coming season by Jonu Lovett, and will have [or stable companions Gazelle, Lulu and Young Bruno. .She is allied to Lady Thorn, and is a splenlid looktug creature. She is now five years old. she trotted In her fonr-year-old lorm In 2:33>?, a third beat. Jumes McKee drives a very fast black team, which ire hard to beat. The trainers and drivers will held a meeting on Monday evening next, and owners ol trotting lorses are invited to utteud. The old race mare Nota Price, stolen from Baltic Pay ton, of Tennessee, in 1366, was recovered by Mr. J. W. Kleizer, of Nashville, on the the 17th Instant, and is now at a livery stable in that city awaiting her owner's ldcntillcatlon. Nota Price is now nineteen years old and had beeu used is a brood mare by Mr. Payton betore she was itolen. Richard Lowell, of Lexington, Ky., sold recently to Messrs. Leadbeater A Lewis, ot this city, Ave lead of fine horses, and also shipped to the same i >arties thirteen bead, purchased In the Blue Grass . -egleu. u Mr. A. Welch, Chestnut Hill .Stud Farm, near 1 a Philadelphia, has sold to a Connecticut gentleman ! p is bay trotting stallion Uysdyk, looted in 1M66 by , tiMlyk's Haiuoietouian, out of Lady Duke, by Lex- r ngtoii, her dam Magdalene, by Medoc, ont of P iepli's dam, by Sumter. Ac., Ac. This Is one or the q luest bred Hamblctoulan stallions in the country, us dam being thoroughbred, by Lexington, aud feta a cross or pure Messenger blood through Me- a lor. Ainu ABicrlouB Ki'llns* IV* li?ur (hp nrii'P I .. laid was $6,000, but the horse IS ChVUif at ilfljWV? _ Rosalie, a bay mare, by Ilarrlir Hamhlcionian, filrt y-oue yearn old, died at the farm of her owner, o r. CiiSl itol Saciraatt, on Friday, Marcli 14. She p ran the dam of Silver lleel, the celebrated Aveear-eld, now owned by Mr. Packman, and which j 11 las shown a mile better than 2.M. e The celebrated roan trotting geldlflg Captain u lefjuwan, foaled In 1856, died last week at Conord, N. H. lie died of cerebro spinal meningitis. r< lis pedigree was unknown. Captain MeUowau li ras a wonderful horse, having trotted twenty n aiies, carrying 166 lbs., on a half-mile track, without a skip, in 68:25. Twenty thousand people wit- Cl eased the performance, 011 the Klversldo Park, G ictobcr 31, 1886. (3 A promising vonng horse of the Bellfounder toek was recently sold 111 f'lsier county for 500. Among other sales reported Is a brown lambletonlan mare, by the old horse, at Chester? he lather of all the Hamble tomans. She is a mil v Ister to the well known old trotting horse Ship ci lmber. She shows a lair rate of speed. The con- n ideration is uot made public. THE NEW T&OTTINQ &ULE& o the Editor ok the hskald:? w as the Trainers and Drivers' Association have ^ een a little misrepresented?in part by the news- t) apers? In their getting hold or aud publishing a ome rules that had been drawn up, but never i r| dopted, which lias led to a good deal of discus- ! Q Ion bv the various associations and the owners of 1 - pi retting horses in general, all they hare to say T i their behalf la, they hope a generous public will ., rlthtfold their opinisn until the Association la rouglit to a more forward state, as they have as " et only adopted nine rules, which they thing n rill nat coatlict with the National or any other ssociuttou or with the owners of trotting 8| oises, as tliey anly amount to starting the at oraea aa advertised, and have the truta at each a aeeting carried out aa per programme, to cancine less time In arortng, having a horae dis- " anciag tae field to receive all the money; aa p wners ot horses pay entrance en the whole |{ mount af purse otTered, and if thought beat at a mure time to give the second harac a record, to " ry and bring It about. This, with a few other hanges, such aa having good and reliable men ut lu the stand lor judges, aa the public, owners , ltd drivers know It la one of the hrat conaldera- 11 tons, as moat of the fault Ilea there ; besides, this b iBsoclatlon would like to appoint a committee to ^ afot, another irom the National, clothed with the M reper authority, to agree upon a code of rules, M lade plain and to be (Irmly carriari out, aa they c riah for nothing nnfntr, but to have candacted iiuareiy, If possible. And if the public will only e patient for a while, they will llnd all things on he Trainers and Drivers' part made smooth and a vea (as it hoped It may be) for the interest ot all oncerncd, knowing this to be as, I am yours *" I my, AM UM> TUHWiK AMD DtUYKK. h SHEET. WASHINGTON. ANOTHER ARMY SCANDAL. Jhy (leneral Sherman Wai Not Appointed Ad Interim Secretary of War. 3. M. AND THE GOVERNMENT noreaae in Ike Number of Patents?A Car petBag Invitation to the President?The New York Central Tax?An Unconfirmed Appointment Wasuinoton, March 27, 1873. knottier Orowl from the Army?W hy General Sherman Vai Not Appointed Acting Secretary of War. Again military circles are scandalized, and the rrlnkles on tbe /rout of grim-vlsaged war arc ilainly visible. Tbe correspondence netween the 'resident and tbe Attorney General respecting tbe ppointment of General Sherman as Secretary or Var pro (em. was given ont to-day wltb much lomposity. Tbe fact was announced m tUese lespatcbes yesterday that Sherman conld not be lesignated to act during tbe absence of Belknap, rbo goes on a Junketing toar into Texas lor the eneflt of tbe health of relatives. Belknap is tbe inly one of the Cabinet officers who did not desert ils office lor the stump during tbe last Presidential ampolgn, and it is no longer a state secret that in o doing he pleased the President more thau if be lad laid down uis pen, which Is mightier than ils sword, and wagged bis tongue, which is aid to be more eloquent tban that of tbe classic tobeson, bis perlunctlonary neighbor, as Montgomery Blair uBcd to call Stanton when he headed the War Department. But to tbe point. Tbe Preslaent bus suddenly, without apparent cause, manifested a disposition to snub his eld comrades In arms. The promotion of Lieutenant Fred, our ilder son, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on Iheridan's stair was an entering wedge; but when le submitted to the Attorney General the question vhcther he could authorize General Sherman to icrform the duties of Secretary of War while ielknap took a pleasure trip with General Sherllan through Texas, he was only inviting an oninion diverse to tbe request, tbe tenor of which was igreed upon before tbe letter was written. The 'resident's reply was as follows Executive Mansion, 1 Wasuinoton, March 24, 18.3. j '0 thk Hon. the Attorney General:? Sir?Bob W. W. Belknap, Secretary of War, exacting to be absent a few weeks, has requested ne U) authorize and direct Wtlllam T. Sherman, lencral of tbe Army ot the United States, to peroral tbe duties of secretary of War during sucn ibseace. Please advise me whether such au apippotntment will be legal. Your obedient servant, U. 8. GRANT. The lattor clause carries its own criticism. General Belknap is a member of the Cabinet, and supK>sed to be as well informed respecting laws governing and the duties of bis department as the Atnrnnv ll*nAnl Ua VAnnnafu ?Ko PsAQidant ?A /II eel General Sherman to perform the duties of Hecetary of War for a few weeks, and Mr. Williams tuswers an follows department of jrstick, 1 Washington, March 24, 1813. j PO rnt President:? Sir?i have the honor to acknowledge the reselpi of yoar letter to-day, tn which you submit tor ny ottlcial opluion the question as to whether or lot Wliham T. Sherman, General of the Ariny of he United States, can be authorized to perform ;he duties of Secretary of War during the temp>rary absence of that officer. Section 18 of the ict making appropriations for the support of the triny lor the year ending June 13, 1371, and for itber purposes, approved July 1&, 1870, loth United States statutes, page 310, Is as follows That It shall not be lawful for any officer of the army >f the United States oil the active list to bold auv civil jffiee, whether by elertlon or appointment; anil any such >111 cer accepting or exerelstnir the I unctions ut a civil iffice shall at once cease to he an officer of the army. and is commission shall be vaeated thereby. General Sherman Is on the actiye list of the trmy, and the office of Secretary of War Is a civil iffice. lie cannot, therefore, be appointed to dls barge the dntles of that office, nor can he exer:lse Us functions without ceasing to be an officer >f the Army of the United States. I am. therefore, >f the opinion that General Shermaa cannot act ss Secretary or War without vacating hts commission is General of the Army. Very respectfully, GEORGE H. WILLIAMS, Attorney General. The explanation of this Is that If the President had vanted General Sherman to act as Secretary of A'ar he would have designated him and raised no ! luestlon, but he was constrained to do this to i nake an excuse for not complying with the request tf the Secretary of War. The Attorney General vas a member of the Congress which lassed the act referred to, and he knows, >r ought to know, that the clause cited vus inserted to prevent army officers torn holding any civil office, whether by election ir appointment, that is, there were to be no inure J tllpatrtcks or Sickles, officers of the army and | iccredlted abroad as Ministers Plenipotentiary mil Envoys Extraordinary. Neither the Intent nor lie spirit of the law warranted, in the opinion of mlnent judicial minds, the construction put upon j he act by the Attorney General. Wheuever the i otnnd Robeson goes to New Jersey for a few days ; here Is no bother about Rear Admiral Case acting ' is Secretary of the Navy. He actually holds a tern- | >orary commission so to do when the avoirdupois | Secretary vacates the sontti wing of the Navy J >epartnient. The plain truth is, President Grant ' lid not want General Sherman to act s Secretary of War. ne did not want his ( iresence at Cabinet meetings. The unpleasant ecollectlon of the time when General Sherman's redecessor was Acting Secretary of War, and a uestionof veracity arose between President Johnon and Acting Secretary of War Grant, is still kept I live. No such misfortune shall befall the General ; f the Army If tho President can help It. Hut rben be wantq convenient opinions aoout army j dicers occupying civil positions he might with ; roprlety refer ta tho Attorney General the qnes- ! ion whether his first secretary, a major of the ngineer corps, is entitled to hold that onice. For j the General or the Army Is precluded by the act ' eferred to, what may be said of the contlnuauce 1 office of General Porter until he resigned a few lonttis ago, and what becomes or Major O. K. Rabi>ck, the majordomo of the White Bouse and eneral Superintendent of Public Buildings and rounds? The Psy Department of the Army. The deaths or General Fry and Major Walker, aymasters In the army, which occurred recently, reates no vacancy In that dorps; but this fact docs ot seem to be known as applications have been snt In for several days past. The act of July 28. j m, provides that the pay department of the army luill hereafter consist of one Paymaster General, rlth the rank, pay and emoluments of a brigadier eneral; two Assistant Paymaster Generals, with He rank, pay and emoluments of colonels of cav- , Iry; two deputy paymaster generals, with the , ink, pay and emoluments of lleiiteiant colonels < f cavalry, and sixty paymasters, with the rank, ; ay and emoluments of majors of cavalry. j he act of March 3, 1369, provides ' lat until otherwiso directed t>y law, tere shall be no new appointments or romotlons In either the Adjutant General's, Inpector General's, Pay. Quartermaster's, Connnlsiry, Ordnance, Knglneer or Medical corps of the rray. The list of paymasters does not now emrace more than forty-eight names, not enough to erform the duties required; hut on account of the iws above referred to the vacancies caused by eatb, retirement and resignation cannot be filled. The Gqvornmcnt and C. M. It now transpires that the Credit Mobilier sntts, lstead of being a benefit to the government, will eneflt an Inside ring of the Union Pacific stock, elders, who were also shareholders in Credit [oblller. olleetor Bailey and tho New York Central In response to an inquiry from Collector Bailey s to whether be should now commence the elsure of the real estate of the New York Central uuiioad Company, the internal Bevenne Cvtf i 3 mlMtener responds that It will be necessary nmicf the law to exhanst ail the personal |>roperty of tho company before a seizure ;a made upon the real estate. An Unconfirmed Appointment. > The nomination of ft. B. Hayes as Assistant) Treasnrer at Cincinnati was not contlrmcil by tlir Senate before adjournment yesterday, although 4 m understood that there was no personal opposi tion to General Hayes. The office is a new onev ami the act creating It does not take effect ou'4 the 1st of July. Senator Sherman had assured several applicants that there would be no appoint* uient at present, and he therefore dldnotdesira the cuufirui&tion of General Hayes, as it would have looked tike breaking faith with those to whom he had so expressed himself. The office ran be filled daring the recess, and It Is probable that tbd appointment will be given to General Hayes. If so be will be promptly confirmed when the Senate shall again meet. tienersl Grant Declines a Carpi't-Baf Invitation. Senators Robertson and Patterson, accompanied by Lieutenant Governor Gleaves, state Senate? Swails and Representative Hurley, of South Carolina, called on the President to-day and invo>d him to make a trip South, assuring liirn he would meet with a cordial reception from all Clausen of citizens of that State. The President thanked tuq delegation for thin assurance of friendly feeling^ and regretted that he would not he ahle at present to take such a tour, but he hope\] to do so atj some future time. Xnerea.se in the IVumber of Patent*. Over six hundred applications for patentH hav? been received at the Patent Office this week, and over three hundred patents have heeu issued. Thet receipts this year for copies of documents, inclutP* ing those connected with litigation, Ac., will, it id supposed, reach seventy-five thousand dollars?m larger snm thau was ever before recoived in anji former year on that account. The general receipts thus far for March exceed those for any previous complete month since the organization of tha Patent Office. Major W. Ifoaverneor Morris, the United States Marshall of California, who was recently married here to Miss Carnes, is not going; to Europe on a bridal tour, as litis been reported^ but will return shortly to resume his official duties in California. A Magic Canteen Conscience. The Treasurer to-day received from New Yorfc $33 26 conscience money, being the amount duo lor taxes unpaid en magic lanterns brought fiona Europe. 'The party thiuks that as he brought tin m for ".Sunday school use" he had a rlgliL to do hq without paying duty ou them. Kedemptlon of Old Copper Coin. Instructions lor the exchange and redemption^ after April I, 1873, for sums of not less than 120 or its multiple of all old copper bronze and copper nickel coins heretofore authorized by law bava been issued by the Treasury Department. TTiej provide for the exchange at par at the mint in Philadelphia or all such coins authorized l>y the aixteanth section or the Coinage act of 1873, and lor their redemption in lawlul money in similar sums at the mint and by all Asalstaut Treasurers and designated depositories of the United States, the expense of transportation on the old coin and currency paid therefor to be borne by the party sending It, and that on the new coin by the United States. Treasury Balances. The following balances were in the Treasury at the close of business to-day Currency $2,363,034 Special deposit of legal render.'1 lor the redemption of certnieat.es of deposit.. 30.646,<06 Coin MiMIM Including coin certificates 24,896. Mid Legal tenders 3f>H,486,C9i MEDICO-LEGAL SOCIETY. The Bill In Relation to Deaf Mutea, to Dl* vest them of Criminal Eeaponiiibill(y? A Paper on Legal Responsibility in Old Age. The Medico-Legal Society held their stated monthly meeting yesterday, Mr. Clark Bell In the chair. Dr. Rogers moved the following resolution, which was adopted:? Be solved. That this society has learned with great refret of the adverse action oi the Senate Committee upon the bill In relation to deal" mutes, nn.l respectfully ask a reconsideration oftliut action with the view ol its lina) passage. Mr. Deli, stated that a deaf mate, utterly Ignorant, and without any knowledge or right and wrong, bad been placed on trial lor murder, and was now confined In an Insane asylum In this State. The man was not insane at all, anil tula bill was for the purpose of educating such totalis ignorant deaf mutes and divesting them of criminal responsibility. Mr. Hknrt L. Clinton stated the bill In relation to the defence or insanity in criminal trials hud passed the Assembly, and was now before the Henate. He did not know what its fate wonld be in the Senate. The Executive Committee recommended the admission oi a large number of new members. They were elected. Dr. Ghokuk M. Nkako read a paper on "Legal Responsibility In Old Age." What was the relation or age to work r To what extent was tha mind Impaired by old age T He had prepared a list embracing all names noted In history. He had noted the age at which scientists had made theic discoveries, at which lawyers had led the bar, aff which generals had won their victories, at which philosophers had given to the world their greatest theories. Seventy per cent of the creative wora ??1 the world had been done before lorty-five; eighty per cent before fifty years. In the editorial profession nearly all the excellent work had been done berore forty-five. The Imagery of Iturke and Bacou had improved sa their ages increased. The lecture wits listened to with interest amLtho meeting then adjourned. AQUATICS. Ellis Ward Again Matched Against John Blgtln to Row a Race on th? Connecticut River. On Wednesday the arrangements were made foi a rowing match between Ellis Ward and John Btglln. to take place at Hprlngfletd, Mass., the da? after the regatta. The conditions of the race are the same in otbor respects as those observed at Nyack last season. Ward says that he was uut then in condition, and therefore desires aaother chance to show his athletic qualities. Dick Pusdon acted as go-between In the negotiations. NAVAL PAYMASTER BOG ART BAILED ID $10,00ft 8an Francisco, March 27,1873. Judges Sawyer and Hoffman admitted K. D. Hogart to hall In $10,000 this afternoon. The case was continued until next Tuesday, on a motion by the District Attorney and the consent of the prisoner's counseL Bogart offered bail in any amonnC that the Court might demand next Tuesday. The District Attorney demurred to the answer ol prisoner's counsel. A STREET RAILROAD INJUNCTION. Philadelphia, March 27,' 1873. The Union Passenger Railway Company commence<t laying tracks on Market street below Ninth, under the law recently passed, but were soon stopped by an Injunction or the conrt under proceedings commenced by the Market Htreec Company and the merchants occupying stores! along the street. The Market street Railway claim to have exclusive right to the street tor railway purposes, and the merchants claim that placing Tour tracks on the street would obstruct their business. HORRIBLE DEATH ON THE PRAIRIE Milwaukee, March 27, 1877. The daughter and son of a farmer named Short-: gen, and a son of a neighbor named Madele, were burned to death near Read's landing, Minn., Marcti 23. Tliey were encircled by prairie tire, and perished betore they could escape. When found their clothes were all burned off, aud the Qesb was peeling irom their bones. VESSELS BLOCKED BT THE ICE Pot'finiCBKPHiK, N. Y., March 27, 1873. The propeller McMaaus and a barge, both bound for Newburg, are lying at the West Poiut dock, being unable to proceed further In consequence ot the Ice. They have been there since ten o'clock this morning and cannot get away to-night. Herman Lobsrs in thr I.atb War.?By the ofllclal record we have at last definite statistics oC uermaay's losses in the war with Prance. Tb? total number killed, wounded and missing amounts to 127,897. Of these Uiftre were killed In actioa 17,572; those who died arterwards from their wounds numbered 10.710; from sickness, 12.253: from accidents, 310; from suicide, 30; the total number who died being thus 40,881, Including 1.63d officers. Dnrinir the war there were no less thas 1,590 encounters with the enemy winch were at* tended Willi loss ol life.

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