Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 27, 1873, Page 9

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 27, 1873 Page 9
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MIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Getting Back to Old Financial Bates for Money. t 4 The Extremes on Call Yesterday 10 and 6iPer Cent. Btocks Dull and Quiet and Lower at the Close. A Good Statement from the Banks, the Atlantic National Excepted. GAIN OF A MILLION LEGAL TENDERS. The Gold Market Steady and Speculation Quiet. Firmness in Government Bonds? Foreign Exchange Heavy? Advance in Union Pacific Land Grants? The Ootton and Specie Movement and Imports for th? Week. Wall Street, 1 Saturday, April 26?6 P. M.J On 'Change to-day cotton continued qnlet and steady for "spot," while "futures" were In better demand aud a shade firmer. Flour was quiet and steady. Wheat was also quiet, but firm. Coin was In fair demand, aud again firmer. TUB IMTOKTd OK THE WEEK. The total Imports of foreign merchandise at the port ol New York during the past week were of the specie valne of $10,340,763. made up ot $2,088,748 of dry goods aud $8,252,015 of general merchandise. THE COTTON MOVEMENT. The total receipts of cotton at all the ports for the past week were 46,373 bales, against 55,830 bales the previous week, making the total receipts since September 1, ls72, 3,20i),898 bales, against 2,564,652 bales lust year? an increase in the present crop of 645,246 bales. The exports from all the ports during the week were 6i>,872 bales, against 28,971 bales lor the same period last year. The total exports for the expired portion of the cotton year are 2,105,900 bales, agatnst 1,746,825 bales last year. The stock at all the ports Is 439,6(34 bales, against 279,184 bales in 1S72. THE FOREIGN MARKET. The London quotations opened % higher for consols, but the improvement was subsequently lost. The sixty-sevens remained steady, but the ten-lortles declined and the new fives }? per cent during the course of the day. Eric shares were a fraction better and quiet. MOJiEY EASY. The money market was easier and steady. The rate on call ranged from 1-64 and interest to Mon day (equivalent to about 10 per cent per annum) to 0 per cent, the quotation closing 6 a 7 per cent quite a while belore three o'clock. Commercial paper was quoted 9 a 12 per cent discount for prime names. Foreign exchange was nominally un changed, at 109% for prime bankers' sixty-day ?terliDg and 108% for sight bills; but the market was heavy in tone and dull. THE BANK STATEMENT. The weekly statement of the associated banks Is favorable, and shows a gain of nearly three quarters of a million In their net reserve, which is now only about $300,000 less than the 25 per cent required by law. In fact, the national banks In the Clearing nouse really hold about $300,000 surplus above the legal reserve, the deficiency of $600,000 being with the State banks In the organization. The statement, for some recondite reason, continues to conceal the arrivals of currency at this ceutre, the receipts for the week, according to the reports of the express companies, having been $8,500,000, while the Increase in deposits is about $1,000,000. The statement of the banks Is, as we know, an average of their condition for the week; but it is hard to uudcrstaud why so large an Influx of money has made so little an im pression upon the deposits. It Is consoling to know, however, that "next week" the statement will tell the truth more approximately. The state ment compares with its predecessor of the pre vious week as follows:- ^ ^ ^ ^ Loans $270,195,600 $269,301,900 J^ecic"". 16.116,400 10,9*0,700 circulation . 27,713,300 27,737,700 Deuosts 187,167.300 188.220.600 Legal tenders.. 36,oi0,soo 37,600,000 ?The changes being in detail as lollows:? Decrease in loans Decrease In specie Increase in circulation Increase Hi deposits " Increase In legal tenders 1.0.0, sou An analysis of these figures shows that the banks now hold within $309,275 of the legal rcserve-an increase for the week of $674,675. THE CITY BANK STOCKS. * The iollowing were the bids lor the city bank glares:? New York, 136; Manhattan, 151; Mer chants', 116>? ; Mechanics', 130; America, 150; City, 365; Phenlx, 100; Tradesmen's, 154; Gallatin National, 119*?; Commerce, 113; Ocean, V, Mercantile, 132; American Exchange, 107% ; Hank of North America, 85; Ilanover, 107; Metropolitan, 133; East River, 110; Market, 12?: Nassau, 107; Corn Exchange, 127; Continental, 77; St. Nicholas, 109%; New York County, 200; Importers aud Traders', 180; Park, 147; Manufacturers and Mer chants', 100; New York National Exchange, 90; First National, 218; Foartn National, 110; Ninth National, 101; Gold Exchange, 113; Hankers and Brokers' Association, 80; German American, 100. THE RAILROAD BONDS. The railroad bonds were firm, with fair activity. The Union Pacific laud grant advanced to 75. The following were the bids at the call, as amended by prices In subsequent dealings:? Mew l<ik 1 en 1 ?.1H3- #4 Del, I nek W 7'SPon.. W hew lorkien l'?.ltW. 01% Tol A Wuh lrtm, ex. . 9?% New ^ < rk ? in i'i re. Tol* W i?i m, KtLdlv. WIS New Vtrk len 1 '?,?ul>. SO Tol A Wah !Uim......... 0S 4 New *ork ? en i'?.'7o..102 Tol A Wat> etiuiv Uls.. . ??% Erie l?tiu, extended.. .103*4 Tol A Wub con conv. ... as Krie ui, '<0 08 Ot West .?t m, isss 0i'i Brie '<>, 4th in, so ystf tit Wtit iul in, isyH W4 Uric i'?,itli in, HO Ouincr A ml mt, Long A.ock bi nds 57',, 111 Ac So lowu l*t 111 HI Bull N V i K 1M 111, "77. 04 Onlcliii A Ohlcago ex.. .101 14 ml' K m. ? I. iS6.IIK14 I > u It Iul A ?. luc id III. ... 0-> Hud 1' V'l.S'ii ni, *76 101 Chlc.K lAl'ac lOS'^ Harlem *i'?, IHiii I OX', Morris A hwex Istm. . .lUft Harlem c III and s 1 00 Morris A i mx id ui. . . 0ii Alb A tusiubd* 07 N J t en Iwm.n lns% All, A- S n*i ijd lid* ? ? *'6 N .M (11 2d ill . . llrfi Chic VurAt/s'i. Utm.lllK N J Southern Utni 7?a. . 78 Mlrh fl) 7 D * 0 .; Pitts. t A I luc 1 Hi III . lOfi Mich SAN I * I, 7 p C. . ll?% Cluv A I'ltu con - 1 Wj Plr.v A Tol nf ltTi 4 ( lev A 1 Ittte ?d m 1*0 Ditv a Joi new odn .. 03 Clev a ?*im C, 1'A A oklbds WJ ';l?'.v * ?'? ? ? ,r*o P I* A A new 1)0* Cllle A All' lis I ll'2 l)Jet, Moll A Tol I lis 07 ill'\C\^'i JJi"7 ",u Bull A trie new lids... 03 Ohio A Ml-, ion ? I M Lnk? Shore dlv His.... 03 Ohio A Mis* con ? .... y I Ijike Shore coil r t'8 Ohio A MImj M Ui, con. . S5 Pac Kit i'?. Ct'd Mo 07 St 1 oun. A lion V 1st.. Ceti Pacific gold id*.. .108'; Mil A StP Ht in.s'ml'U.hM Weiiterii i nclfic l>ds. ... 044* Mil A >t Paul < K. K O ? * * Onion l acinc in in.... S6?* M A H i W? '?? ' * M Onion Pacific ig 7V. 75 Ool. Clile A I no 1st.. W , Union ! uriCcinc H 's Ool, t hu A Ind -d i i ? Illinois i en '.J er cl.'iMI't^ I'ol, 1' A W. tl).. ? vj Belleville A S 111 1st, *'H. % Tol, I' A W. W ..?? " Alt V'lir H. ?ii in inc. -i'i, Tol, r AW. Burt n div. M Chic A N Wfc 1 ilW Tol. I* ?* W con , s ?4 Chle AN** cunhds.... 01' N V AS II ';'s r*7 Chic A N W l?tm Host. II A Krle Ihiiii . s .i^si Uan A i- 1 J o 1 103 fed t iills A Mln lat ni . ?' Ban A M Jo convert... 87>S Bur, i K A M . s. l?t,u. JO UaL, l.ack A W 1st ni...lUUS (lOVEKXMKNTS FIRM. The government list was firm and full prices pre railed for the entire list, the new lives bein?t even i fraction higher. The following were the closing (notations United States currency sixes, 114 * a 116; do. sixes, 1881, registered, 117,'a a 117^; do. lo. do., coupon, 120)i a 121 ; do. five-twenties, regis tered, May and November, 114'* a 115; do. do., 1862, coupon, do., 113J< allS'jj: do. do., 1H64, do. |o., ll"?i allSS ; do. do., 1865, do. do., lnou a 120a? ; lo., 1867, registered, January and July, 117K a 117V. do. do., 1865. coupon, do., 117Ji a 117K; do. lo. 1867, do. do., 11054 a ; do. do., 1868, do. lo., 117X ? U8i do. tcu-iorUcH. registered, HIS a nm; ao. ao., coupon, iu*a m; ao. lives of 1881, registered, 114* Did; do. do. do., coupon, llfl* a 116 H. gold steady ? 1W* a 117*. The gold market was steady, the speculation for a rise being cttecked by the expected announce ' ment on Monday of the prepayment on that day of the Hay interest on the public debt, and opera tions for a decline being restrained by the heavy run of the week's imports, the amount being more tban was expected after the initial returns of the dry goods importB. The course of the market is shown in the table v? 10 A. M 117* 1:20 P. M 117* 11 A. M 117* 2 P. M 117 ^ 11:87 A. M 117* 2:16 P. M 117* ? 12 M 1 1 7 Sjj 2:00 1'. M 117 ^ 1 P. M 117* 3 P. M 117s, a 117* In the gold loan market the rated ranged Irom 7 per cent for carrying to * per cent for borrowing. The operations of the Gold Exchange Bank were as follows Gold cleared $59, 904, 000 Gold balances 1,940, a A3 Currency balances 2,727,331 The Sub-Treasury paid out $57,000 on account of interest and $2,800 on account of redeemed five twenties. THE SPECIE MOVEMENT. The European steamers took out $153,404 In sil ver. The total exports of specie during the week and since the beginning of the year, as compared with previous years, have been as follows:? Total lor the week $773,018 Previously reported 16,348,423 Total since January 1, 1873 $17,121,441 Fame time 1872 9,187,334 Same time 1871 23,334,18(1 Same lime 1870 8,117,8f.O game time I8i>9 10,914,465 Same time 1868 20,099,561 STOCKS DULL AND LOWEK. Tlie stock market was dull and steady through out the forenoon, aud was Inclined to strength and Improvement in consequence of the favorable na ture or the bank return; but grew weak all of a sudden, and declined quite mysteriously * a 1 per cent, the movement being alterwards discovered to have resulted Irom sales by parties who had ob tained an early knowledge of the heavy defalcation in the Atlantic National liank, the trouble In which institution did not become public until near the close of banking hours. It was at first erroneously stated thut the HANK HAP 8rSPENDRD, but the doors remained open to three o'clock, up to which hour every demand was paid, notwith standing a heavy run Irom such depositors as heard of the trouble. Notwithstanding the ugly look of the defalcation and the present hopeless character of the bank's situation it has not failed, In the strict meaning or the word, aud should the stockholders make good the deficit beiore Monday, at ten o'clock, everything would go on as usual. The reader will find a lull account of the afi'air in another column, the report embracing the result of an Interview with the cashier aud of the In vestigation he invited irom the Clearing House. P. S.? 7 o'clock. ? Since the above was written It has transpired that the assets of the bank are hopelessly insufficient to meet liabilities. Upon the report of the Clearing House Committee the Comptroller of the Currency bus appointed a re ceiver. HIGHEST AND I.OWKST PKICES. The following table shows the highest and lowest prices of the principal stocks during the day MIqTichU Loin st. New York Central 101% 101* Erie 65* 66,* Lake Shore 93 * 92 * Wabash 70% 70 '? Northwestern 81 ^ 81* Northwestern preferred (No transactions.) Kock Island 109 10s* St. Paul 60* 59* St. l'aul prelerred 73% 73* Ohio and Mississippi 44 * 44* Union Pacific 32* 32* C., C. and I. 0 39* 39 '4 Western Union Telegraph so 84* Pacific Mail 59* 68 * In Philadelphia Reading was steady at 116 and Pennsylvania advanced to 114. SALES AT THE NEW YORK ST00K EXCHANGE, Saturday, April 20? 10il5 A. M $1000 US 5-20, r, '65, J1 . . 117', 5U0U0 ilu 117?, $W;00 DS 5'8, 10-40, c .. 113V 10000 do s3 113Ji 10 A. Hf.? He lore Call. SOD shs West Un Tel do. do. do. do. do. ?to. do do. 1300 Con ?;oal ot Md 4< 0 Puc M 100 (10 300 do 400 do 800 do loo Un l'ac KR 100 Ilu SOU L SA M S KH... 1M) do 800 no 400 do 200 do aoo do 500 T,WAW KH... 5oo tlo 200 do 86 ??. 85's MX 8ft g 85% MM 8ft \ 1)3 8ft V " ... 57? ... ft*7,, ..C 58JZ ... 68?2 .83 68?? ? ? ? ft8?? .83 3U0 shs NY r A HR RK. 101V 200 do c 101?? 100 do ....S3 1014, loo do. 000 Chic A K I RR. ... U00 do 100 N J South RK . ... 100 do 700 Mil A ft 1* RK ... ?a; !'3> ..c 93 ... 93 . L)3 113 201 7 100 700 200 100 100 600 .1110 do. do . . do.. do.. do.. do.. do.. do. . do 800 Mil A St I'aul pi WOOohtu A Miss Rit.sS 100 do c c W% 300 do. 101>i 10J loHU ... 36*2 ... 36* ... fid'j ... 6oJ, ... 00 ..c r,o'4 ... on1. ... 60 . .o r.yji . . . 60 ... fiotf .83 (ill 91% 600 C, CA1C : 7nl. 7l'll *U17 14fi 44 44 a?>2 .0 10C4>? 98>? y7.'a 104 '4 <17 $20! K) fc CG's. new. Hh.u Missouri <?'?. . SOW) fcrie l>t 111. ... 10QU0 lirle 4111 111 2UUU LoliK Dock lids. Il'im II ml H 2(1. f 1 . . 1000 /ill) A f us 2'l in. K 0(1 Cell l'ac RR(I(1 bs 103^ SliOO I 11 I'uc let 111 . . .. 87 lUOtj l.'u l'ac 10'n, inc.. 200U do b c.c MHIJ <10 400(1 T A w 1st. 8tL div 1000 Tol A Wall 2d 80000 do yJOUUt Western 2d. Firnt Hoard? 10:30 A. M. 17 1000 shs I'uc M SS Co.. 69,V do 69K do C 691,, do . . 59' ., Jo 1)3 .WW do 73 73 'i '.?I ?3 % in auv 2)0 loo SOU 100 200 2m 1 2li() Inn Ilu 0 510 i:w 100 do. 09W 69 do do do 6i*i do bfiO 69'i do 1)6 59 do .Wj, 50 We lis- I'n rno Kx 80 16 Am At U i'.x Co i>f?i 100 do b c 68J, lUOOO do b3 90 10 (!o ?MJ, Ud 15 N Y C A 11 R RK 102 100 100 do lie 101% *7 I UK) do 101 :'4 8 200 00 c 101?Z 9 i,1 s luo Erie RR uc iift'4 72*4 100 do lift a 8UJ llnrlctn KK....lic 123), 100 Lf A M f RR...bc 93 V 41 Hi do 93 liO I'll I'll. 1(11 he .'12 1 j 200C A PER gtd...bc 60 N J Cen Kit 100C A R I RR, lOu do. ... inOT, W it W K. InO do InO do 57?, 200 do sooM A ft r KR..hc.c 3000 l?, La W 2d in. 10110 ('lev A Pitt* 3*1 111. ltOOC, ("A1C 1st 17IUI Uo 2000 Chic A Mil 1st.... KU1C, C All 2d in... ioojt. r a w. 1st, wd 94 85 1(135, 90% 1(001 lllio AM con s t.c ll.U()(lhio A Miss 2d 111 4i?>0 C A R I A Pac 7's loco Kur. (' It A M 1st.. 5UU0 Cine A N W s I h. luiiOChic A N W con. 21 UO CliiC A N W 1st m llKlOO N .1 Ceil 1st, lie IV. lo;i)Z 35 shs Fourth Nat H'k 1 10>a lOOUoccrs' Bank loo Con Coal b 200 do c 67?,. 5 Del A II Canal. .be 1I5'4 3(i0 Went Cn Tel. liw 1 1 H Jt I lluo Mid 9J0 3 si 7JO 200 ?jxi 200 tioo do. do. . do. . do., do., do., do., do., do., do., do. .be 85'i .1)3 85*4 ... 86Ji ... 86 ,s3 fefttt . . . 85', 100 Pac >U fi S Co. . .be 86? . 86 85'i 85 '4 8ft', K'i'.j i0.i 4i ?) ^00 iiKJ 100 10.1 Ml lift) 100 do. do.. (10.. do. . do., do., do. . 6 X*4 *3 .W-?, 1)4 ;.8;., c f>8; ? 6 9 1)3 59 ?3 59 $1000 l"S fi't, r, '81 117V, ^>0 I fj-2u.c. '66, n.sml 1 17 '4 1000 lif t-20, r, 'u7 1 17 '4 14?30 .. m ?C 58; ? si 58 '4 do 300 do 4on do 200 do 4(11 uo 600 do InO Mil A tit I' pi 100 Del, I, A West 100 do 40 do 100 l'ac UH ot Mo lOOMorA Kssex KH. .. do do be 1("J H, II A K KK KID N .1 South'li KH ... 102 I', Ft \\ .V I ', if t.l ... . row Ohio A M Kll.l) c.c 100 do ..: 100 Ohio A Miss pi he 100 C, 1 A I C KK. . .be lililfi P. $501 i f r>-?, c, v>7 500 5-20, C, 'W 101 . . b C 10!t C 1(H?4 bc.c 7n', 7o; j 70-, 70;, 60 60', 60*4 ! ..C GO; a ..c (io '4 . . . 60 , .83 b c Ti % Oil" . b e loo . . . 99K ... 49* ... 91 9i (, 91 >, 3t* 3(i 93 44's 41', ? 3.H 1>I. II'", Hi '4 10 'stis J'flc M 88 Co ? iOO 500 Duo 500 VOO do. '?<7? do. do. livid We?t U 11 Tel.... 2U'.l do lit) N Y C A II K KK.. 400 do 200 do looo Erie KK inn do 100 T, \\ \ VS RK M?, 1)3 85J? tin;, . .. 101>i slid I' > 1 1 j 65 !? P. ^.? Before Call. 100 slu A M SRK .. 93 2UJ do I>i vm WJ 00 93 ?, 100 do C 9i 4' HI do Mln 7 no do DJ'i lOOOUU I'll'- i.K I>3 32), IOO do s3 32J, InO no.... 32 1U0 do 32', 2000 Mil A fll' KR (.n H 2'M do ?3 60 '? 1009 do 60 '4 3'K) do W)', 200 Ohio A M KK 41;', 66M 70.', Krcdiol Hoard? 1 P. M. $400(1 I n l'ac 7'?, 1 ?. . . loo sli.* I'.ie M fACo... 2n0 uo btW 400 do be ? id 1)0 5^% S9 1 loo do 100 N Y C A lilt KR.lt c 101 ?i 30-i do lot la do lilt' do lo| ?. 146 C. C.CAlRIt MtU 1600 West U11 Tel.. . .be H5% SOU sfti. do bS tlo e 86k ltd 600 1100 600 1.W 1(M 200 1300 lniNi 2tiO 60(1 4011 Oo. do. do. ..b:t hft. ?(ofi 8.',' j do . . ilu.. (01 ?6l4 (10 H..?, do s.1 86' , Oo b3 86V oo 1)3 Hft', luO Krtt kk he 30) do fft', 800 do 'jfio 64*4 8',0 shs hrle KK.. 100 do 200 ilo 100 do 100 Harlem KK... 3on do. 100 L f A M S Kit. 300 ilo mo do I IS) Un Pac KK... 2011 do :uhi CAN \v KK. 43 S. I Ccn Kit.. lo do 200 ill A ft 1' K II . 1400 do 100 2001) do 100 do 6ml Tol. W A W P.K 1ft P, w t \V A(' if til s90 64', ..hi 65', .... 66?, ,.s3 C.')l4 .... 1*23 .be 123 92Jj h c.c ...83 ,.bo ol', 10t)(4 ..? 101 .he rto'4 . . . flow , .1)3 r.0'4 . . . . 00 ...0 6 9h .lie 70 , 93? 100 shs WestUn Tel... UK) do looo do 1000 do 600 do 8;>*-4 85^ 8ft 86W 400 N .1 South KR 3d 400 OMo A Miss RR.. 44 ', 200 do he 44 , do 83 H'4 <??? do 44 -4 1U0 Ohio A Miss Hit pf. 7 1 *4 looc, cAie be 39'4 V to 3 P. M. 300 shs L 8 A M R gg?. '-'2^ 2ii*t do 9-1*2 100 O A N W nt t)30 87 100 N J Southern KR. . 36)* m 800 do * 88X 100C4BIR*. ?"?? {J*8 1000 do 85 300 do Jr"* 1300 do 1.3 S3 200T, W A W KR 2>3< 900 do H4ft WW do 1300 ao ><? 100 do M TO** 1000NYCAHR 101K lUOMil 4 St P RK.... ? 100 Pac M 89 Co 58", 300 do ??? 100 do 68K 1200 do 200 do 68^, 100 do luO do SH>? 800 do 600 do 1)3 68*4 1100 do 6(lll Jo 58', 410 Ohio A M KK ?J? 200 do 68?, 200 do ....... .... ?* 100 Uo 1'ac KK 32 f, 2C01Un A StJo RR... VX 9uO do 32^ CLOSING PRI0E8-3 O'CLOCK P. M. Western Union. 84* a 85 N J Central. ... .100** a 101 Pacific Mail.... 68vJ a M?,' RockUland 1?? a 10HK N Y Central... I0l2 ? WIS Hl'aul. ........ 39', a ???, Erin . .. 65 '2 a 63X St Paul pref.... 73V, a 7S'? Harlem ...... 1M a 12t Wabash 70 a 70S, Lake Shore #?K fc Ohio A Miss 44V* a 44 4 Union 1'ncihc.. 32 4 a J J an * Pittsburg a #9 Boston, H 3^ a 3 * Northwestern.. Sl>? a 81fc C. i * I C 3? a SS?4 HAVANA MABKET8. Havana, April 23, 1873. Sucarweak: No. 12 Dutch standard, 9 a 9'* reals per arrohe. Spanish gold, 17 per cent premium. Exchange weuk. On United States, irregular; sixty days sight, in currency, 6}< a 7 per cent premium; short sight, 11}, a 12 i>er cent premium; sixtv days. In gold, 23 per cent Sremiuin; short sight, 2IB, a 30 per cent premium. n London, 39 a 39), percent premium. On Paris, 22 a 2 per cent premium. EUROPEAN MARKETS. London Monky Market,? London, April 26?2 P. M.? Contois closed at 93J, lor money and the account; United Slates ten-forty bunds. S'.i'i ; Erie Railway shares, so7,. At the opening United states five-twenty bonds, I865's, old, 91?, ; I8t>7's, 931, ; uuw lives, 89?,, and Erie Railway shares, 50?i. Fbankfort Bourse.? Frankfort, April 26.? United Stales tlve-twt nty bolliis, y.V? tur tile Issue of 1862. Liverpool Cotton Markkt.? Liverpool, April 26?2 P. M.? The market closed dull. The sales of the day have been 10, lUNi hales, including 2,0011 for speculation and ex port. Of the sales 6,000 wero American. Sales of cotton shipped from Savannah or Charleston, March and April, at9'.,d.; from New Orleans, March and April, at 9j,d. ; from New Orleans, deliverable In April, at 9 3-ltid., and from do., deliverable in May, at 9)?d. Middling uplands, 9'ijd. ; middling Orleans, 9VI. Livi hi'ool Rukadstufps Market.? Liverpool, April 20? 2 I*. M.? The market is<|uiet. Livkkpooi. Provisions Market,? Liverpool, April 26 ? 2 P. M.? Lard, 41s. perewt Cheese, t>Hs. tid. per cwt. tortho best grades of Amerlcau line. Bacon, 40s. perewt. lor short rib middles. nvAvoi \u A UOUST BE I. MO NT A CO., ii Bankers, l'l and 21 Nassau street, issue Travellers' Credits, available in all parU ol tho world, through the Messrs. DE ROTHSCHILD and their correspondents. Also Commercial Credits and transfers of money on Calliornta, Europe .ind Havana. 4 LARGE AMOUNT OK MONEY TO LOAN ON JY Bond and Mortgage; Kirst and Secoud Mortgages cashed; city Property only. S. KRElDENRK.il A CO., 906 and 908 Third avenue. A LI. PERSONS DESIRING- TEMPORARV LOANS ON J\ Lite Policies, Commercial Caper, stocks, Momls and other approved securities, apply at 82 Cedar street, room 2. A FIRST MORTGAGE OF* $12,000 WANTED ? ON POUR brick Houses on Fifth avenue, between Twellth and Thirteenth streets, Brooklyn; value $28,OU0l Apply to WILLIAM 11. MoCOOL, corner of Third avenue and Seventy-tlrst street. A? TRUST MONEY JUST PAID IN TO LOAN AND . buy Mortgages on <'lty Real Estate, In sums to suit; no bonus. Address TRUSTEE, box 2,681 Post oflice, N. Y. A ? LAPSLKY A BAZLEY, BROKERS, 47 EXCHANGE Vv. place.? Stock and Gold Privileges. #100 and com mission for a put or call (first class names) lor 100 shares, SO or 60 days. No further risk. Explanatory circulars, with practical illustrations and reterenccs, mailed iree. AT REASONABLE RATES? MONEY ON LIKE AND Endowment Insurance Policies. Mortgaaes and i.ttier Securities. Insurances ol all kinds effected with best Companies. J. J. II A1S1MCH & CO., 119 Broadway. BL. HANNAH, 40 BROAD STREET, BROKER IN . Stock Privilegds exclusively. Established 186S. Re fers fo bankers, brokers and stock operators generally. /CITIZENS' SAVINGS BANK OF THE CITY OF New York. Interest computed from the first of each month and is pant on balance remaining in bank January 1 and Juiy 1 of each year. Present rate of Interest 6 per cent. Money deposited on or beiore May 1 will bear interest from that day. Hank, 38 Bowery, southwest corner of Canal street, open every day from 10 A. M. to 3 I*. M . , and will remain open on Mondays and Saturdays until 7 P. M. Bank books in English, (lerman and French. K. A. yUINTAKD, President. Seymour A. Bunce, Secretary. TTOWBS A MACY, BANKERS, 10 WALL STREET, NEW YORK, OKFER THE SAME FACILITIES TO DEPOSITORS AS INCORPORATED BANKS, AND ALLOW INTEREST ON DAILY BALANCES AT THE RATE OF KOUR PER CENT? HASKINS A BRAINE, STOCK AND COLD BROKERS, 11 Broad street.? Stock and gold privileges a specialty. Any one can speculate with small capital and little risk. Explaualory circulars mailed. NOTICE. 'Hie coupons of the Kirst Mortgage Bonds, New York and Erie Railroad, tailing due May 1, 1873, will be paid on and after that date at the olllces of Messrs. Dun can, Slier lua n A Co., II Nassau street. W. P. SHEARMAN, Treasurer. North river savings bank, corner of Eighth avenue aim West Thirty -fourth st. Interest commences the first day of each month. Six per cent Interest paid. Bank open daily troin 10 A. M. to 3 P. M. ; also on Mon day, Wednesday and Saturday evenings, irom 6 to 8 o'clock. JOHN HOOPER, President. Jamks O. Bennett, Secretary. VTOTK, $3,(X?. DUE 6 MONTHS, FOK SALE.? MAKER good lor the amount: endorser retired merchant; wealth V, 12 per cent off. Principals address NOTE, box 162 Herald olnce. R liAL ESTATE TRUST COMPANY, :U7 Broadway, wish to purchase Bonds and Mortgages on Real Estate in tlie State* ot New York, New Jersey ami Connecticut. Receive money on deposit, pav check nt si^'lit and allow interest oil dally balances at the rate ot lour pur cent per annum. Directors. V. K. Stevenson 317 Broadway Thomas A. Da vies 611) Filth avenue Ernst B. Lucke, of A. Helmout A Co. . .lit and 21 Nassau st. Joseph Seligman, ot J. A W. Sellgmau A Co 21 Broad street James S. Thayer 317 Broadway Joseph A. Jameson, ol' Jameson, Smith A Cutting II Broad street Sicgmund T. Meyer. 86 Walker street John II. Watson, of J. II. Watson A Co 291 Broadway D. M. Koehlcr !W> Pearl street Robert Schell, President Hank of the Metropolis.. corner Sixteenth street and Broadway A. 8. Rosenbaum, ot A. K Rosentiuum A Co It>2 Water street Charles F. I.ivermore 22:5 Filth avenue C. C. Baldwin, ol Woodward, Baldwin A Co 43 nnd 45 Worth street llcnry M. T.ibcr '. ? <jn Beaver street A. S. Barnes Ill William street Henry K. Da vies I2n Broadway W. Carle ton 192 Fifth avenue II. T. Wilson, ot It. T. Wilson A Co 44 Broad street V. K. STEVENSON, President W*. L. Et.r, Secretary. Robert winthrcp a co.. Bankers and Brokers, IR Wall street, execute orders for Stocks, Bonds and Cold, allow interest on Deposits, and transact a general Bunking and Broker aire business fjlll E SIX PENNY SAVINGS BANK, Astor place. Established 18S3. NOTICE.? Money on deposit from May 1 to August will draw three months' interest. All deposits to the 5th oi May will he included. a. C. COLLINS, Secretary. TV' ANTED? #2,000 ON ItKAL KSTATK, WORTH ?V $8,11001, situated In the newest part of the village of Flushing, I.. I.; willing to pay a bonus, for Information concerning title and value apply toORANOE .IUDD, ol the American Agriculturist. JOHN POLHEMI'8, 102 Nassau street, corner of Ann, New Y<irk. A\ fANTED IMMEDIATELY? PRIME CITY SECOND Mortgages: inotic) read) : closed within five days; rate six to eight per cent to cover. Apply early toJ. B. L1CII I SNSTL1N, 188 Broadway. J TO 12 PER CENT. We make a specialty ol County, City and School Dis trict Bonds: guarantee legality ol all bonds sold, collect the coupons without cliunre. or take hame as so much cash on sales. Send tor price list. Tie- Law o: Municipal Bonds, just puhlMnd by our senior, should ho In the hands ot nil Interested 111 this cla-s ol securities. Two volume-, price $10. W. N. CuLEit A CO., 17 Nassau street. CO EXCHANGE PLACE, ?JO Nkw York, April 22, Ii73. Centra'. Colorado Improvement Company Bonds. Coupons from the above bonds maturing May 1, 1878, will he paid on uud alter that date upon presentation at our office. . DKEXEL, MORGAN A CO. Rtftfl ??.??. Is "<W0, $0,800 TO BUY FIRST OR second Mortgages on city Property; node la) searching titles. .-MY 111, 111 Broadway, room A. ?>,~ flftH WANTED FOR TWO YEARS; GOOD SE V'/ivUU curity given and half profit* of a business certain ; $.>.000 to $4,(5)0. II. H. J., box 172 Herald office. dtQfl Ann hcond mortgage on improved ipflV/.UUU city Property tor sale; ahoat 50 tier cent op valuation in all: bondsman unexceptionable. Prin cipals please address, with best terms lor two years, SENATOR, Hera hi ofltce. d!7A HAATD BUY FIRST AND SECOND MORT JS i I I.UUIJ km ires. Apply to W C. B .sPARRY. 1.213}, Broadway, from 12 ts> 2 o clock. 47T Aim ESTATE MONEY TO LOAN? ON I IR'T I t ).' M M f clavi New York City Property and to hiiy first Mortgages. Address, stating lull particulars, AT TORNEY For ROTATE. box 113 Herald office. ll'lIWi mill -WANTED, $100,000 WoKTII of sec ?p I U* "UU? ond Mortgages, in amounts ot $in.o?i and upwards. Good ones will lie taken ou reasonable terms. Address J., box 2,105 Pott offico. (fel ni\ I Will TO LOAN? IN HUMHTO SUIT.WITII Ol out bonus; also $$,000, $20,(100, $100,000, to buy Mortgages: also Money tor second and leasehold mortgages. PAUL P. Todd, m> Liberty street TO LOAN ON NKW YORK CITY AND Jjp? F.l rU" i Brooklyn property; $190,000 to huv good .Mortgages In saiue cities. Apply to C. K. DKliTBCU A cel., 2M6 Broadway. THE REAL ESTATE INTEREST. A Buoyant Market? Large Parcels of Land Being Bapidly Turned Into Single Lotr The Annexation of Westchester Be fore the Senate Committee? The " Obstructives " Fail to Come to Time? Pri vate Sales. A busy week has just closed on the real estate market, ana the third great sale of the season has settled the stability of prices beyond the cavilling of the most confirmed bear. Am an introduction to the Spring business iu March we have had the sale of the celebrated Carman estate. On tne 1st of April the real estate, consisting or 165 lots, was disposed or, and on the 24th iust. 250 lots, com prising the possessions lert to the heirs of the late l?r. Jacob Harsen, came up at auction, which, taken together, threw iuto the market property valued and disposed of at over three millions and a half dollars. TIIE SALE OK THE IIARSEN ESTATE as already chronicled at length in* this column, suggests the reflection made by one of our oldest real estate auctioneers some time since, that the hammer of three generations or auctioneers would soon lose its accustomed use, for the reason that all the city lands in bulk were rapidly "going, going" into single lots and must ere long be all gone. But now a new sphere of city operations, at present or "fortuues green," opens to the view of the real estate fraternity, in the probable annexa tion oi three of the Westchester towns to New York. Every cloud which has heretofore in any way obscured this majestic measure has lighted and beyond, as Artetnus Ward would say, , "ALL IS LOVELY." The Senate Committee on Cities hud the matter under consideration on Thursday, to which day it had been adjourned on the motion of Senator Tie mann, in order that a committee lvom the Ebene zer H. Brown Taxpayers' Union ol Harlem might be heard in opposition. But no one appeared on that side, consequently Mr. Tiemann was leit to his own resources, which consisted of scraps ol news paper articles drawn from his pocket, containing the stunning averment of a certain Westonester county politician, whose emoluments are mostly gathered from the revenues or the towns desiring annexation, that this project was a conspiracy on the part ol the Morris tamlly and others oi equally respectable character to get up A "BULL" MOVEMENT IN WESTCHESTER HEAL ESTATE, sell oir all Uielr lots under the excitement, at ex orbitant prices, and thereby reduce lots iu Harlem now worth $2,500 to $7.>o, and even us low as $5oo. I he Senator, who is tlie fortunate owner ol a large area or land at Manhattan ville, which was pur chased many years ago at a comparatively insignitl cant price, and which, while remaining otherwise in an unimproved condition, has risen to the pres ent almost labulous prices prevailing iu that quar ter through the parks and boulevards established iu the vicinity, mainly at the public cost, seemed to be sorely distressed at the ttiought that annexation was to result in his great pecuniary damage. This had provoked him to the utterance or the taunt that annexation was only the prospect ol "a gang ol speculators," und his distress Minded bun to ? l,e.rBonal interest in and inisjudg ic ? v L n"1}? the relative values or lauds in k,an4 estcliester counties alter anncxa le l'Ih la Mr mn ri " ^ ft u,Hl,nty ln reference to puolic legislation or equal rank with the opening ol the i'.ne Canal, the introduction or Croton water into That ?r establishment or the Central i'ark. . ? IMPUTATION ON THE MORRIS FAMILY na?JSt' mU1 '!!!" 1n,luf|-'IJ8lb,le '? ?a?ily made ap parent. M^i, in disposing or their lanre eatatos often leave imperishable monuments or their M '. hV'T9 a!'(1 '",ck 01 Pu,)U? spirit, but with the kin. i nfViy . records show nottnng oi the n' rutiJ i . or'*,nal extensive patent but com SiJ.n wly 7? 'UTC'H vut remain in tnelr posses sion. Where they have sold land the prices have hpon "10,Jt'rat,t' u" Illiberal reservations have btcn made, and they have not imitated the i!' i l f by too many large land owners or seeking, through tortuous leases to grasp beyond the grave the Iruits of their neigh bors toils, hor nobility of disposition, the memory of those who have passed away and the character of those who remain are honored bv I their lellow citizens, who know also how to nroii erly appreciate the others who, Irom political or personal motives, disparage them. 1 lie revolu tionary lustre ol the Morris name cannot ever be come dimmed irom the splatter or "Cow Hoys " tioif'was1"0 Suuuui Uowmittee, in lavor of ann'exa * ^,'?',KLEGATI0N KK0M WESTCHESTER COUNTY and a fair representation irom the city, of the latter Colonel K A. Coukliug wus among the rep resentatives irom the lower part, arid Messrs Stephen Roberts, James M. Boyd, Colonel George !?' Webster and Judge Welsh renresented the recent series of public meetings of ihe citizens and tax E?01 'V llu I'welith ward in lavor or annexation. William Haw, Jr., President ol tne Association or the Iwcnty -Hrst Assembly district or the cltv was also present and expressed himself as desiroua of favoring annexation to the extent or Ins ability. The addresses were pertinent pithy ami effective, and were listened to with great attention. The Senate Committee has reported the bill favorably to Hie Senate, and have recommended Its passage. This is well. Consider able surprise was manifested that the "Kbenezers" so pmin^muhs? 2VheirCret0r0re S"?WU Selves KNOKAVORS TO OBSTRUCT THE ANNEXATION MEASURE, failed to come to tune on the last opportunity nar hi.|,rarlilI.l,S.nCtlon h,a" beo" ?lelayeJto thatd'ay in t htir behalf, and, as was understood, lor their special accommodation, on a former occasion It is recorded or them In a heroic siiaiu, by the chivalrous poet laureate oi Harlem that, on being apprised white a? dinner or the presence or an advance party before the Assembly Committee having the annexation bill m charge "they quitted their table, as Wellington's officers did their bail room at llrusseis when the summons came at midnight from Waterloo," and coi.se queijtl.v, without masticating their meal in the Sat H'h tl,0(I dictated by common sense, fortified by the prescriptions of the lacultv To their naturally rertultiijjr iuUIgcntion, after find jug a different Waterloo In the Assembly than they had hastened to attend, may now be ascribed their ihu'iV h1 military movements of Mar sha (.ro-icby. Verily, the step from the sublime to the ridiculous Is olten steep and sudden. * . .i nuvATK sales of property during the past week have been marie by various brokers to a considerable wctent, but the negotia tions in most cases await the finishing toueh?n yesterday!?' trttn^ctions were" reio?ted "to us * eutliV" ?^8otTM?lli?,nKav*'g. ?. or s?. j.. h., i6x.?x iw. 130 East'rath'rt.".::::::::: iSaS i J i*i ? f x11'J,x"',? "? w- cor. ol 71 Ht Nt. ami .'VI av and lot adjoining on Hirect, 4 a. b. s. h., i0x50*100. '.S5.000 By A. L. Mordecal, I'lne street, the southeast cor ner ol New avenue and 112th street, opposite Morning Side I'ark, In ail seven lots, 100.11 rem on the avenue by 170 reet on the street, for $32,600. THE ARREST OF A HOTEL KEEPER. A Card from Mr. II. L, Pnwrri and an Allegation That lie Wan tlie Victim of a Plot to Extort Money. In ttie Hi. kali) of yesterday morning there was published a nairatlve of the circumstance* ot the arrest of Mr. H. L. Powers, of the Grand Central Hotel, on Friday evening, lie now makes his own explanation of the affair, and charges the oillcer who execated the warrant with a plot far the ex tortion of money:? New Yoiik, April 26. 1873. To Til* KntTOR or TH r. Hkkalo:? An article which appeared in the morning papers, pur porting to give an account of certain proceedings in a replevin pint brought by one Klias MuaiiiHt me lur u piuno, In mi uuiu?t ami so erroticoas that 1 ask you to publish u brief statement of the tacts, which arc ax follow*:? Said Kim* liad been a guest at liiv hotel and left with out pav iiik hi? hill, amounting in t b<- whole to nearly two hundred dollar", which "till remain" unpaid. On leaving the houw he took away all his effect*, excent a piano, which I detained for his hill, believing him wholly Irre sponsible. .suit was then commenced to recover posses Miinot the piano, and an officer called tor 'that purpose. I nave him full iierinission to UKe the property, at ttie same lime notliyliig him of iny lien and my Intention to ! iioiul anil retain the property, lie lelt without taking it, | and upon hl< affidavit ot my refusal to permit him to take ! the piano an order ot arrest was issued. The order was griuiud upon statements entirely at variance with the truth. Yesterday evening about seven o'clo k r. man, giving (lis name a.- Curry, called and slated that he had an ordor of arrest tor mt> requir ing bail In the sum ol #t'i<i. I immediately tendered . iuin the money, a? authorized by law, but he refused to re ceive it, and insisted tliat 1 mu"t act ompuiiv him to the house of another deputy sherllT, in I lurtyttrih street. I also offered to give any amount ot hull required, but he reiuscd to accept it. I then accompanied him with mv counsel to Thirty -fifth street, but ft was pretended that the officer was absent. Atter remaining there about ' ten minutes he demanded lhat I should accotnpanv liini to Ludlow street Before going 1 requested, both per sonally and through iny counsel, to go beiore the sheriff or Under Sheriff and give bail or deposit the money, w hich this nwin Curry, in a rough manner, re lused to permit I then accompanied him to Ludlow street, where 1 remained about thirty minutes, when I was discharged by ordar of Joel <). Stevens, Under Sheriff. The whole tiling was a schema to annoy me and extort money. It I* but just to soy that both the sheriff and Cuder Sheriff declare tluit the conduct ol this man curry was wholly unjustifiable. In due time I shall tuke the necessary proceedings to bring him to justice. II, L. hOWKBti, THE HEW CHARTER. ?***- *- : ? r An Interview with M?7ror_H?remeyer? * Hla Short and Scriptural Answer to All Applicants tor Offlc?? What He fe?p?eli the Governor Will Do? The Charter To Be Signed Before the 1st of May? Pre*, ent OlUre-IIolders Bound to Continue Until Their Successors are Appointed. There were indications yesterday that the tide had turned at the Mayor's office. The flow of office seekers had lessened in volume, and Mayor Ilave lneyer was permitted a season of rest. Distin guished visitors put In an appearance and had short conlerences with His Hslior ; but the anxious crowds that sit in the outer courts and await a chance of putting forth their claims to Berve the public with fidelity, and always for coin, had diminished In numbers. Among the distinguished visitors who were permit ted an audience with the Mayor was a reporter of the Ukkald. The reporter found the Chief Magis trate of the city busy reading his correspondence and surrounded by two or three friendly satellites. "A FEW APPLICATIONS." "Well, Mr. Mayor," said the reporter, '?have you had any more applications for oihce since 1 saw you last?" "A lew, sir ; just a few, sir," replied the Mayor, with a merry twinkle in his eye, and, taking up a packet of unread letters, said, "and 1 suppose there are a few more here." "Then the applications are not conllucd to per sonal visits, Mr. Mayor?" "Not by any means. Importunity comes to me in every variety of form." "What may be your general answer to this im ' portunlty ?" "1 endeavor to make it as brie! as possible, and generally say to all comers, parodying somewhat a Scriptural (imitation, 'The applications aro uianj, but the appointment are tew.' " "Does that satisiy the applicant generally. Mr. Mayor ?" "I am very sorry to say It does not; but I make no distinction, and instruct the names ol all appli cants to lie taken, an I auy particulars tiiat tuey may be disposed to give." TUB CHARTER PROVISION'S. "When do you expect to act upon the charter, Mr. Alayqr ?" "Of conrse I cannot act until the charter is signed, Inn I tl ink it is not unlikely I shall hear something about it officially m a lew days." "Do you think you wilt hear before the 1st of May ?" "Ves; I think on Tuesday or Wednesday. About' then it is i>rouaole the charter will be signed b) the Governor." "Will the signing of the charter at that time pre sent any practical difficulty as to the continuance in office ol the present incumbents after tlie 1st of May?" TENURE OF OFFICE IIY DEFAULT, "No, I don't anticipate any difficulty," replied the Mayor. "There is a clause in the Kevlsed Statutes that covers any difficulty oi t:,at kind." The Mayor directed the reporter's attention to "Sduiund's edition ol Kcviscd statutes, isnu, part 1, chapter 5, title fl, article 1. section which provides as billows: ? "Kvery officer duly appointed, except the Chancellor, Justices of the Supreme Court and Circuit Judges, who shall have duly entered on the duties of his otlice, shall continue to discharge the duties thereof, although Ills term ot office shall have expired, until a successor in such office shall be duly quali fied. ' "Under that clause every officor Is hound to hold over until his successor Is appointed, then, Mr. Mayor?" "That is so, and I do not anticipate the slightest difficulty in taking proper time tor the lilting ot all the principal offices with good men and true, who will oe laithtul to the Interests ol the city." Thanking the Mayor for his courtesy, the reporter lelt the private room, only to open the door to a geu'.leman distinguished in municipal service, but whose tenure ol otlice is held by an uncertalu tie. AROUND Al l. THE MUNICIPAL DKI'ARTMKNTS there Is an air ol uncertainty manifest on the brow ol the officials, except those who are specially re tained by the provisions of the charter. It'' Is pretty well understood that In several of the com missions a small selection will be made for reappointment. It is In these higher offices that the trouble will come. So many eligible candidates have presented themselves, whose claims cannot be lightly set aside, that. In assigning the nominations to the Commissioners, great firmness must bo exercised and the utmost consideration given to those who have this unwelcome task to perform. More than two thousand employes of the city government, will In- more or less infected by the appointments alluded to; but It is certain that tin; large majority of these will be retained in their present position. United action with the Mayor by the Hoard of Aldermen coutinues to be the attitude observed by the "city latners'' at present; ami it is said by those who are in a position to know all aboul it that that harmony will not be disturbed when the | nominations come up for continuation. FEDERAL OFFICE AFFAIRS. Bminru at tlic Cuatom House Improv ing?1 The New Atlantic Cable To lie Admitted Duty Free?Important Deci tiion Thereon by the Secretary of the Treasury?' The Sanitary Condition of the Post Office? Internal Revenue Matters. Some slight improvement was manifested In the business of the Custom House during the past week, which is partly owing to a relaxation 111 the money market asid partly to a revival of trade. Further more, the receipt of merchandise on importation was not as heavy by over two and a liull million dollars as the previous week, hence the bonded warehouses were not as severely taxed In their capacity. The vaeuncy earned by the resignation of Deputy Collector Ihomas L. James, of the Third division, promoted to tie Postmaster of New York city, has not yet been filled. The publication of the names In the IIekau) on the '.:4th inst., which set forth the appointments not only for this division, but of other designations, was premature, the Informa tion having been derived from a source believed to have been reliable. It is, however, expected that the designation has been made r>y Collector Arthur and is now awaiting continuation at the Treasury Department. THE NEW SUBMARINE CABLE. In relation to this enterprise application has been made to the Treasury Department at Wash ington to allow the wire to be landed duty free. In response General Arthur received the following communications trorn Secretary Richardson grant ing the request as regards the caule, but denying that ol introducing the Instruments with which to work the same, without paying the usual tariif:? TsKAseRr Dki-artiikst, i Washington, l>. C., April 24, 1H7:(, ( Sir? The Department lias received a communication, dated New York, tlic 21*1 Inst., from Mr. William Orton, President of the Western Union Telegraphic Company, In which tic states tti At the steamship Kangaroo lias arrived at your port, laden with the shore end of the submarine telegraph cable which is proposed to connect hnglund with Sew York, via Halifax, and request* Unit Kiirb shore end, together with the office Instruments necessary to work the cable, may bo exempted from duty. He also request*, In behalf ol the master, that the steamship may, ill view of the enterprise in which she in engaged, be exempted from the payment of ton nagedutv. In regard to the shore end ot the cable, the Department would slate that heretofore, a-1 will be se u by a copy of a letter herewith enclosed, dated Julv &i, 18G9, in a similar case, it has been the practice to allow the iree entrv ol submarine cables Intended to tiring the 1 ailed States into communication with torelgn countries, and therefore, so tar as that Is concerned, Mr Orion's request is hereby granted, and you will he governed ac- I cojillagly. , _ The previous action of the Department in like canes lino not, however, Included the excmptflui troia duty ol the apparatus ucccssary to work the rable. and the Depart ment is tint disposed to set a precedent in this respect That portion of the application is therefore denied. The remittal of the tonnage tax will ne made the subject ot another communication. Very respectfully, YVII.LIAM A, RICII ARDSON, Secretary. C. A. Arthur, Esq., Collector, New York. The following is a copy of the letter alluded to by ttte Secretary of the Treasury:? Trkasury Department, ? WASHINGTON, D. t?., ,)uiy li, tSJiLI ( Sir? I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter ot the iuth Inst in wtaicn you state that "a portion of the French cable is expected to be landed in this (Touri district In a few days,'' and respectfully sub mit tlic question "whether the manager* shall tie re quired to conform to the revenue law# as on importa tion of foreign merchandise V ? ??r government has always manifested a liberal spirit towards enterprises of this character, believing it to tic sound policy to do so to the lull extent of the law. Under date of December 6, I'ViS, the Department directed IPnt duty should not be Imposed on a certain cable landed in Washington Territory to he used iu connecting the shore end of that Territory with Vancouver's Island. In many other similar cases it has been hclu that catdcs brought to this country should be considered as Importations into the t'nlted States within the .meaning of the law, and, consequently, duly should not be 1 ant of opinion tnat the precedents of the department ill this regard are correct, an l you are hereby directed to ' permit the portion ol the cable mentioned In yonr letter to he landed without Imposing duty thereon. 1 am, very respectfully, Ofc" * HOUTWELL, Secretary. Tiiomak Coring, Esq., Collector ot Customs. I'lyniouth, Mass. Ot'R DILAPIDATED POST OFFICE. Dr. Glllett, medical oilicer of the Post ofllce, has submitted a report to Postmaster James recom mending Improved ventilation, light aid cleanli ness in the building; that, the roof be mended so j that It will not leak and that sewers be placed un der the vaults. INTERNAL REVENUE MATTERS uro there beiug nothing to report, except the regular routine. The various assessors have i been supplied with boxes by Supervisor llawley, wherein to store the accumulated docutneuts to be lorwarded to the Internal Revenue Department at Washington on the 20th prox., when these oQlccrs ccaue to exist aa suck. THE VIENNA SCANDAL. What General Burniide Has to Say on th4 Subject? He Doesn't Know Whether He Endorsed Van Buren, bat if He Lid He Did It "Strongly." In consequence of recent alleged developments Vith rewrence to the expos ?' concerning the action of the United status commission to the Viennese Exposition, coupling the name of Ma|or (ieneral Ambrose U. Buruside with that ot General Van Buren, and stating that General Burnside not only secured the appointment of the latter gentleman but liud an Interest of a certain etiaructer In so doing, a Herald reporter yesterday called upon General Burnside at lils office in Liberty Htrcet to request his statement of the affair. The General engaged at the time, but in a few minutes tne reporter was con ducted to his private office and the business was at once entered upon. "General," said the reporter, "I have called to ask whether it would be agreeable to you to grant me an interview in reference to the allegation* made concerning your influence in securing the appointment of (ieneral Van Buren us United' Stutes Commissioner-ln-Chief to the Vienna Expo sition." The General smiled, asked the reporter to be seated, and said:? "Well, sir, I have no objection at all? none whatever ? and in doing so 1 desire to urate that I shall con line myself strictly to the facts of the case, ho lar uh I have any recollection whatever of them, and as they will bo verlrted by the records, II verification should ever be required. Now, wait just a moment and I'll get a paper." The General stepped into the ante-room and re turned with a ropy of tlio Herald in Ills hand. Seating himself, ho adjusted his spectacles and turning to the Washington correspondence he said, as he perused it casually ? "Now, to begin with? It is stated in the Herald, here, that General Van Huron was appointed at my 'urgent solicitation.' I am not now sure that I ever wrote a letter to the President upon the sub ject 01 General \un Huron's appointment, but 1 am quite positive thai I NKVKH SI'OK K TO T11K FKESl DENT personally, or to the Secretary of state upon the subject. 1 knew, however, of General Van l uren's application lor the appointment, ami it Is not at all unlikely that l wrote to the President the same kind oi a letter that 1 have written to htm in hun dreds of other cases tor officers and soldiers who served during the late war, and whom I thought competent to (111 the positions for which tiiey applied. II I did write to the I'resl denta letter favorable to General Van uuren it was assuredly a very strong one, because I had lull faith in Ins integrity and ability, and I still have that laitii. It lie has oommltted any wrong It will be demonstrated in the future, perhaps, by an investigation, and I shall be very sorry lor it." "Then there is still another allegation, Gen eral " ?'I am coming to that," interrupted General Burnside. "The cor respondent also says that It is reported that 1 sought to secure the appointment oi General Van Huron with a view to 'grinding* some of my own 'axes' at the Vienna Exposition. Now, with regard to that, I can only say that I know of nothing appertaining to the Vienna Exposition which Is ol any personal interest to me uuless the RhQdo Island Locomotive Works have determined to send to that exhibition one of their locomotives. 1 do not know whether tliey have decided to send one or not, but I kuow tliut tliey talked oi doing so. My interest In that concern amounts to just one-fiftieth Of its capital stock, and 1 am quite sure tliut any advantage to accrue to me in that direc tion by any action taken at the Exposition could not influence me. It is further stated by your correspondent that, 'us charity covers a mul titude of sins, so General Hurnslde's military prestige covers a multitude of schemes which he Etas at various times fathered.'. With referenoe to that 1 c.iMi only say that I feel quite sure the cor respondent has given his Impressions bused upon WHAT UK IIAS IIEAKD stated by people around him, and hits endeavored ! to reflect those opinions correctly. Hut, as matter of fact, 1 am interested In no scheme which is in any way dependent upon the action of the govern ment, either Iu Its legislative, judicial or executive capacities or departments, to the extcut of ono penny. 1 usk no charity or consideration on ac count of my military prestige. During the war I endeavored to do my whole duty, and my record is made up alike of successes and disap pointments ; and in view of the great results ac complished I consider it of no great importance to the public." "May 1 ask, General, without. Intruding too closely upon your personal utloirs, if you huveolten had occasion to recommend persons for appoint ment by the President?" asked the reporter. "1 have never asked the President for any office for myself or lor any ol my kin," replied the Gen eral. "On three or four occasions i have made a personal application to him to have persons ap pointed to office, and, IV MY MKMOKY SERVES UK ARIGHT, none of those appointments have ever been made. Remember, I do not make this Htatement In uny manner as a conipluiut, because 1 am convinced that the President was actuated by proper motives in declining to make them. I am quite sure that In no instance have 1 ever urged the appointment of anybody with any degree of pertinacity, or in a manner calculated to embarrass the President In tin? slightest iiegree." "Where did (ieneral Van Buren serve during the war, General f" asked the reporter. "I urn not, sure that 1 can give you In detail his exact military record. 1U served duriug the early part ol the war as colonel oi the 102d regiment ol iniantry, ol the State of New York, and resigned in December, lsfl'i, 1 think. 1 believe he then became attached to Governor Morgan's staff." "Did lie at any time serve m a subordinate capacity upon your staff or In your command ?" ?'.Vo, no, never. He was introduced to me and 1 had heard of liiin as a man of considerable ability, and my subsequent acquaintance with him proved these assertions to be correct, and were I called upon or sought to recommend him I should express a high opinion of htm. I may say, toe, In this con | nection, that I have NOT TUB SLIOnTEST IDKA that he has done anything wrong In his present position, and that whatever investigation of ids actlou may follow will only serve to vindicate my appreciation of Ills character." ??Do you understand, or believe, General, that there were other influences besides your own ex erted to secure Ills appointment us Commissioner in-t:iiief ?? "Yes,"' replied the General, "I have no doubt ol It. I believe there was considerable influence apart Irom mine, and that mine was a very small propor tion of it. I can scarcely see why the President should make such an appointment upon my appli cation merely. You know I am u Ithode Islander, and General Van Bur en was a New Yorker and appointed as a New Yorker, and It Is scarcely prob able that a small State like Khode Island could wield much* power In behalf of the citizens of other States. Still if I am asked to recommend un ex-soldier and find that his record wus u good one, I generally do it, no matter what State he belongs to, and If 1 was asked to use my influence for General Van Buren I have no doubt but tliut 1 did so use it, though I don't remem ber it. This subatuntlally closed the interview, and the reporter took tils leave. BOARD OF APPORTIONMENT AND AUDIT. The above Board met yesterday, all the member* being present. The claim of James Kyau, Deputy Clerk ol the General Sessions for October, Septem ber and December, 1871, amounting to $1,333, for which a peremptory mandaratu wiwt issued order ing the payment, was taken up when Mr. McMan auia, lor Kyau, appeared anil stated that he had an order for contempt that he has not yet served. Alter a lengthy consultation with the assistant Corporation Counsel the claim was allowed. 'Hie following claims wore audited and allowed:? 0. Palmer, examiner of work, #261; Charles M. Clancy, cart- of horse, 1^17; John Canlhan, wort, $140; Mathew Main), $702; <lo , $2,107; W. Tomp kins, salary Clerk of Assessors, $222: (J. IL Kfl Iintrer*s salary as Sewer Inspector, $H0; Moigan Joi e . plumbing, Ac.. $11, Sift; Amos Dodge, exam in r 'lor April, $l4/>; Stephen Angell, lor examina tion of sundry newspapers from January l untU April 21, 1873, J14. GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC. Decoration Day. The following curious announcement drew to gether a considerable assemblage last evening at 11 ami 20 St. Mark's place: ? IIkathilaiitkk* Mkmokial COMKimK, O. A. R., ) 100 Kast TwKtrrii Struct, Nkw Yoke. April U, l*7S. { Oo*iiai>f.? The next meeting of Ihe committee will be held on the 20th rtoy of April, 1H73, at fight P. M., at 18 ana 10 Ht. Murk's place (Klahth street). It i? expected that a large nttrndum-e will be present, as huniness ot im portance will be transacted. l'osts not a* yet represented are urged to unite with us In this most beautiiiil ot' cere moniu.s. Yours, in K. 0. and L, JOSKI'H o. PINCKNEY, Chairman. THOMAS U. LkS, ) o J. C. Julius Lands sir, ? Secretaries. "The most beautiful or ceremonies" of conrse Invited scrutiny, but there was nothing "bounti ful" last eveniug, unless it was the gymnastics wf an Esquimaux dog, which did everything but dis cuss ?Emotional Insanity" and carefully avoided giving his canine opinion ou the last city charter. General (Joorge A. Sharpc was appointed CMei of Ceremonies on Decoration Day (Mav 80), and General Joe Huwley was appointed to "orate" upou that occasion. SUSPENSION OF A TENNESSEE BANK. Mkui iiis, April 28, 1873. The Memphis Life and General Insurance Hank , D. P. Malloy, President, suspended this morning! The liabilities are $26,000, which. It is said, is luUj I covered bi the assets.

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