4 Şubat 1867 Tarihli The Chicago Tribune Gazetesi Sayfa 2

4 Şubat 1867 tarihli The Chicago Tribune Gazetesi Sayfa 2
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tEljicago tribune. DAILY, TBMYEEKLT AKD WEEKLY. OFFICE. Wo. »1 Ol.Ank-ST. Tberc are tnree editions or me Tsmtm issued. Ist.' Terj xnoromr. for circulation br cam erf, uewsmet udU>tß«U». ta.TbrTtt-WrzrLT. Mondays, ■Wed nesdays and Friday*,' rot the tnalli only: "«.d in* VTUXX.T.on Thursdays, tot Ibe mails acdsatsatoor counter ut bx nesainen. Terms ofthe Chicago Trfbuae! Daily ddvreredtn me aty iw »»«*)—••••• S_ *5 - « •-' - (per quarter).... 3.33 Dally, to EC ill subscriber* (per atcuns, pays ftfla advance) ... 1100 m-Wectly.tper aatum, payable to advance) 6.00 Weekly, (per ossum. oayab e Is Advance)..... . VM)O XT Fractional part* cl the year at the same rates. \W~ pmeai remitnajt end oraensc lire or more copies of either the Tri-Weekly or Weekly edition* may retain tea per cent of the sahaenpooo price as a commission. ‘ Mmcato srascxißks*.—ia ottiemg me address 01 yocr paper* chanced, to prorenl delay. Do son and •rectry »tatedition you take—weekly, Trl.Weekty, sr Daily. Also, clveyourrszsKSTandtuture address %W~ Morey, by Draft, Express. Money orcert, orlo KraUVred Letter*, may be aoicat our rut. a<Mf—. TRIBUNE COm Chleua 111. MOKDAT, FEBRUARY < ISC7. A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION* Four of tfao six weeks of the session of Ihe Legislature have passed and no measure of general legislation has yet been acted upon. The canal measures, the railroad. Treasures, the college fund, the penitentiary, the ele vator question, and all the great Chicago Mils have yet to be acted upon. Either of these leading measures is of far more impor tance than all the private legislation of the session, and at present it looks as If all of them would be overslaughed, oracled upon without deliberation in the expiring hoars of the session. There is, however, one measure which we hope will cot be lost, and that Is a proposi tion for a State Convention to remodel the Constitution. Upon this subject there Is no room for discussion. The voice of the peo pic and of all parties Is unanimous. Demo, crate and Republicans alike concede the ur> pent necessity that we have a Conven. lion with as little delay as possi ble. The point ol difference is not upon the propriety of having a convention but upon a question as to the power to call one before We have contended, and we think the judicial minds of the Slate agree with n«, that the legislature may submit the question of having a convention to a vole of the peo pie,—the vole to oc taken at any time desig nated by the act. There are those however who think that the Constitution m prescrib ing one lime for taking such a vote, has pro bibited its being taken at any other time* They concede that the Constitution could not bv a clause limiting the call of a Con vention to once in two, three or five years, take from the people the right to amend their Constitution whenever they please; but thev thick that because the Constitutiou gays that the vote upon such call shall be taken two years after it Is ordcied, that the people have no right to vote upon the ques tion in any shorter period. This argument concedes that the Constitution cannot do dinctiy what it Is claimcdltdocs Indirectly; and that while a direct prohibition of a con vention for two years would be voidable, an indirect prohibition of the same character, is' an adamantine chain upen the necks of the people. The Legislature might pass an act pro viding that in April next, there be an elec lion held In Ibis State for delegates to a Stale Convention to remodel the Constitution ; and that at said election the people should vote for or against bolding such Convention. If a majority voted against the Convention, that would bean end of the matter; if they voted for it, then the popular order for such Convention would he as complete as it coaid be if the election was held in November, IH>S. The Convention could meet this sum mer and the Constitution could be voted upon by the people next November, Or, the Legislature may order that at the general election in November next, the people vote upon the question of Convention or no Con vention, and elect the delegates. In the one case, two years will be saved ; in the other, one year will be saved. Either saving would be of great value to the people, and beofim mense relief to the general interests of the Stale. We hope the Legislature will sec the propriety of adopting the measure in one or the other of these forma. Bat there Is a class ol men who areal ways captions upon what they think is a nice constitutional point. Men who to be per pendicular, prefer leaning to the other side. These men having once declared their opin ion that the people have no right to vote upon holding a convention except at an elec tion for members ol the General Assembly, will think it statesmanship to adhere to 1 that opinion. There may be some of this class of men in the Legislature, and there fore it may be necessary In order to secure a convention at all, to .yield to Ibe postpone ment, and have the convention In 18C9. Let tia have the convention this year if we can; ucil year if U la demanded, or InlßCOlf wc can do no belter, but let u* bavc it. We can have no convection without legislative ac tion. 11 the Legislature adjourns without ! providing for a call, then the subject will be postponed two years, when tbc same diffi culties will exist that now arrcti all action. We pray tbc Legislature, Inlhenamcofa suffering people, not to adjourn without providing fora State Convention. (X'KItENCV CONTUACTION. Bctwced May and December of the present year legal tender compound Interest notes become due to the amount of about one hun dred millions of dollars. Tbcsc notes arc held principally by tbc National Banks as a part of the reserve fund of twenty-flvo per cint of their circulation and deposits which the law requires them to keep on hand. The withdrawal of this large sum would be equivalent to a contraction of the currency, In addition to the lour millions per month authorized by law, of one hundred millions, for the reserve fund of vhc banks would re quire to be made good by that amount of greenbacks. The Impolicy of so largo and so sudden a contraction Is admitted by nine out of every ten men In the West, If not In the United Stales. Our Wash ington despatch of Saturday announces that Secretary McCulloch and the Comptroller of the Currency have agreed upon a hill to pro vide for the Issue of temporary loan certifi cates bearing four ucr cent Interest, to lake the place of these compound interest notes, t-o that the redemption of the latter need not cause the sudden withdrawal of a hundred million* of legal tenders from circulation. This is gratifying Intelligence, as It relieves the country from a stifling apprehension o disaster from that source. In this connection we publish the follow ing Interesting letter from one of the best Informed financiers In Chicago to a capitalist in Europe, which we commend to the atten tion of members of Congress: 44 In New Yoik there have been several failures o! clock dealing flima. and In view of the steady at.d large decline in valors, it Is really a wonder that tbe disturbance h»s not been morejerlona. 44 3be ti nib Is, Congress has shown ballttUe disposition lo Issue any money to replace tbe legal tender compound interest notes, wricb mature from l!a« to December, totbeextentof shoot one hundred millions. At first glance that does not appear to be a veiy serious amount for a country v itho currency of nine hundred millions against a pacer escalation of two hundred and twenty millions bcf«ie the war—as Congressman Morrill Cta:> din bis speech a few days ago. If Mr. Mor- rill bad been correct rtcJly, as be is cpparintly, ( tbe reduction of one bnndred millions would be a . very detltable tbiug, but, lor tbc following reasons if earned ont thb* summer. It will certainly pro duce disastrous results. Of -coarse, Mr. 1 Morrill w cotn-ct In saying that before tbe war I war tie paper carrcncv was 1320,000.009 and that now wt have say bat from the latter amount be omitted, possibly from partisan mo tive*, tbc folio .‘lug deductions neces utry to a (Sir comparison of tbc amount of money in circula tion at tte nspi-rtlvp periods: m. Before the war tbe banka kept, at most, but a fair working balance of cash—now, tbe law compels Item to have always on hand, in legal lender mono, 25 per cent of the amount of their circulation and depotitt. This S 3 per cent of lla billies at pri cent amounts which It may be said they have to maintain la reserve be yond (be each dallj in use. 2d. Beforetbewartbe Government did not re quire to keep much money In Its coffers, but new, from tbe heavy amount of taxes and of disburse ments, there is always, either Is file bands of Government or held to meet Its checks, or lupt In pocket to et taxation, at least 4100.000.000 la euneccy, be-ldes at amount la gold larger was held tinvlourly by (2’«,«:0o,000. Cd. The onfranchbcment of the negroes to a right to tbclr own hands, changes tctatl; the whole system of finance for a population of ten toiUous. You are aware that in tbe Southern Slates it was not customary to use almost any money ezesp* in the cute 4 . ri-nlcra paid no labor, and they got their supplies of everything else on credit, lo he paid for when they bronchi thrir cotton lo market. Sotc tbe laborer has to bv paid monthly, and tbc supplies, bought for cadi of Northern tbippers, have to be sold for cash to the planters, thus giving anewnse for(75.001,000. 4tb, The country, in the past five or six years, has expand* dat a very rapid rate. Six or seven new acd distant Terrlionea have been occupied and organized, -which, trom their distance, re quire a larger proportion ol currency, to tbc ex tent of (25,000,000 at least. 44 5tb. Last, not least, is the amount of gold and silver then In circulation, In tbe whole country, which at a low estimate must have been one hun dred and Any millions; all together making air hundred millions; to be decocted, and leaving tbc correct proportion of money In drenlatloa to-day, as compared with 1860 as three handsel and fifty millions to two hundred and twenty mil lions. - “My estimates are, I think, modeia'e, but as there are influences and divergencies "htch can not be particularized In a -hortletter,! have soli nothing about the change tn the North from dx and nine months credit I > commercla' transac tions to sixty and ninety days; neither have I taken into account tbe present bLh price*. Part of tbe Increase of price 1 have a ight to deduct, because from the increase of .old 1 the world, and still more from the heavy yste •• of t xes in this country, no specie basis can bring prices back to any close approximation to those current in ISM. •*Mucr,v.e have prop trtlo'ially only 1130,r»oo,0‘X) more mocey (ban We htfl h Ift ft, tod mabe no l»ue"of money to replace tho coa*iound interest sole*, wl»h be &«c etary cdatracilngtae other Usne four millions of'doUarw monthly, ins' whole surplus v. oald be wip« d off betore tbs end ottnlsyear. . .* *..V ~ ‘ This process of reduction. If sorta'd orer two or three.years, might be borne, but If condensed • Into one,would certainly result Store disastrously than anythin* tills country has jet gone through, - except, perhaps, the crisis of 18CT. -Ktea ,bo pos riblilty of making such t-suddm reduction U questionable.'. 1 1' j-;_ ir- -y_- “Conaress.aofflr. har.abown little faror to* the wea of Issuing new maxy compounds; but when they barothne to looktl' toe teal position, they can hardlyadjottm without paaaln* some of the measures now talked of to arertvnat now certainly threatens ns. , ~ , “I mention .those things fully-that you may bare some idea of the money market In. prospect in ibis country, and perhaps it uan explanation of lh« terrible diclinolu stocks .since'lbe drat of November last, as ibe statements or the Hew. York Banks nbow, that they are already strengthening their position. “Until the action of Congress On lhls subject tabes stupe. It is of Utile use to refer to the valns of stocks, bonds or other property In this country.** IBE WsBBDODSB QUESTION. The news comes from Springfield that the warehousemen arc making every effort in their power to defeat any measure to protect the public against fraud and extortion In the handling of grain; that forthis purpose they have combined with the Railroad lobbyists; that two Senators who were friendly to the bill in the beginning, have already been “con verted” by the arguments of the representa tives ol the warehouse monopoly; that pure reason is not by any means the only argu ment used in the attempt to sednee members from their duty; that the warehouse bill; In Diet, is In imminent perl), and that unless the people move in the matter its deleat may be accomplished. A desperate and persistent effort will be made to gain over the Senate to the monopolists, because it is easier to influ ence a small legislative body than a large one,'and If the hill goes to the House its defeat there will be more laborious and more expensive. By what influences the lobbyists have already effected the conver sion of two Senators, we do not know. By what means they cxpcct.to change the vio>vs of other Senators wc do not know. But the people want this bill to pass, and the public interest demands that it shall pass; and if, under such circom?tanccs a sufficient num ber of conversions arc effected to defeat it, tnc people will believe that these changes were not brought about by honest means, but by corruption and bribery; they will believe that there arc men in the Senate vile enough to barter away the public welfare and violate tbclr own consciences for money, and that money and nothing else has been the means of thwarting the public will on this question. If the warehouse business Is not a monop oly ;Iflt Is conducted fairly and honestly; If there is no “scalping,” no fraud, no unseem ly tricks, we should like to know whence this mighty effort to dclcat a bill which pro poses to open the business to competition, to prevent tricks and frauds, and require an open and fair method of management? If the warehousemen do not cheat, why should they oppose an act to prevent cheating ? If they always really deliver the actual amount and grade of grain received, why should they oppose a law that simply requires them to do Jnst those things? If they do everything fairly, why so violently resist a demand that they shall make a public statement of their transactions every week ? These are questions It would be dif ficult to answer. By their very opposition to the reasonable requirements of tbe pro posed bill, the monopolists, in some measure, confess all that has been alleged against them. The question is whether Senators will take the responsibility of siding with them against the people. The question is, whether the agents and advocates of oppres sive monopolies shall have more weight and influence in the Legislature than the will and rights of the people. We do not know what view certain Senators and Representatives may take of the subject, but we do know what their constituents will thick of It. The defeat of this measure will call down on the beads of those who fall of their duty the indignation of honest men, and the vengeance which a betrayed people know how to visit upon the heads of those who betray them. If the Legislature ad journs without providing for fair competi tion in the elevator business, and intro ducing an effectual remedy against fraud in tbe handling of grain, they will hear thun der. .The people will be fooled only' once in this matter. The railroads find no dlffi cnlty in going to any part of the city to retelre freight without extra charge. Why should they not deliver freight at any ware house which has a track, upon receiving the actual cost of such delivery ? Wc advise the shippers and producers of grain in every town or city in our State to hold meetings at once, and appoint dele gates to proceed to Springfield and insist upon the passage of the Eastman Ware-, boose Bill. No lime should be lost in doing this. TUB INSANE HOSPITAL. A spirited and highly Interesting discus- sion occurred lu the Senate on Thursday ou the bill to appropriate money for the sup port of the Jacksonville Insane Hospital lor the next two years, and to pay off Us lu- dcbUdncss. Tbc bill came from the Com* tnlUoc on State Institutions, and calls for two hundred and ihlrty-tbrpc thousand dol* lars. In tbclr report tbo committco stated that they bad given tbc Items of the bill lit* tie or no consideration. Tbcy bad, ap> patently, accepted the statements of par* tics whom they believed to be well informed and trustworthy. The’debate that followed reenltcd in a recommittal of the bill to the committee, and statements were made by several members which arc calculated to direct public attention to the general man agement of this extensive and highly Im portant Institution. In part explanation of the extraordinary amount asked for, It was stated that in consequence of a mistake in the former appropriation a debt of sixty thou* sand dollars has been incurred. This would rednee the actual appropriation for the next two years to a hundred and seventy-three thousand dollars, or elghty-slx thousand five hundred dollars per year. It seems that the number of Inmates supported at the public expense is a hundred and fifty-five, and the appropriation called for by the bill would bo equal to five hundred and fifty dollars per year for each inmate. In the progress of the debate grave complaints were made against the management of the Institution, and dis satisfaction was expressed at the failure of the committee to scrutinize the Items. Mr. Pinckney having said, in explanation of the SIIO,OOO debt, that by mistake the appropria tion bill of the lost Legislature made no pro vision for the year 1800, and that the build- Irg of the cast wlrg of the hospital was also covered by the SOO,OOO, Mr. Metcalf replied that when the mistake allndcd to was discovered, the County Judges received l oticc to withdraw their paupers, and that eighteen of these unfortunate persons were accordingly sent back to his county alone, and be demanded to know why, after the Daupere were thus scut aw&y to be taken care of by their respective counties, the State should now be called on to pay for their support at the hospital. In confirmation of this, Mr. Green stated that his county, with a population of twenty thousand, hod only one inmate, the wife of a soldier, whose ad mittance to the Institution be himself pro cured. Bnt she was sent back to the coun ty, and It was only after the County Court had pledged itself to pay for her sup port, that she was again received Into the hospital, Mr. Webster called attention to the item for clothing, $37,00). This, for 155 inmates, would amount to about $l2O each per year for clothing. Mr. Ward attacked the report of the com mittee and the general management of the Insane Hospital. He showed that Cook County pays an undue share of the expenses, and that It costs over a thousand dollars a j car for every patient this county has there ; bndthif in addition to supporting a largo number In the County Poor House. He also asserted that as a representative he bad been insulted by the presiding physician of the Hospital. While he was not prepared to say (hat injustice had been done to patients, he did state that complaints were nnmeroas. Perhaps the most interesting portion of the debate was that relating to the illegal con finement of persons in the hospital without process of law. Mr. Ward said that be bad heard that persons bad been confined there without just cause, and that it was averred that the certificates of the Institution were bufllcicnt to deprive men of their personal liberty. The report of the Committee was in opposition to the law requiring on Inves tigation by a jury before shutting people up in the Asylum; but he would defend this provision of the law as one of the bulwarks of personal liberty. Ho had known some thing of the practice of courts, and some thing of doctors testifying as to insanity, i In Chicago within the last twelve months, he bad seen a man acquitted 1 of murdering his wife to a drunken fit, on I the ground that he was afilictcd with p&rox- I ysmal insanity, which left .him the moment j he had committed the deed, and this acquit -1 tal was on the testimony cf a doctor. Mr. Word might also have referred to a loss strik ing, bnt still a very Interesting cose that oc curred here last November, In which tho tes timony of two physicians of repute was shown to be utterly at fault, in the very presence of the court that was conducting the investigation. A man who had been In the Jacksonville Asylum and discharged as cured, applied to the County Court to be re instated In the management of his property. Ajnry was summoned, and the petitioner brought forward witnesses to prove his entire sanity ; and among these were the two pby. sitiaasreferred to, whoso evidence was direct and positive. The Jury was retiring to con sider the case, when the Judge very properly begun toabk (be petitioner some questions, and cepeclallj In regard lo an agreement with \ oft C of the witnesses (not one of the phyal- Xlans,) to sell all bit property to him lor two thousand dollars. No sooner did tho Judge Introduce the question of money than the pctll loner began to talk In a vciy wild and Irrational manner. The jury was .recalled and Tory soon the man exhibited 'all .the symptoms ota raving maniac, quite throwing all of bis sanity, dud 'utterly con-' -founding the wisdom of (be medical gentle 'men who badsworn so positively la bis be halt -: At (he conclusion Of the debate, the whole subject mas referred back to the committee for further InvesUgalionTandLlho committee was authorized to send, fur, persons and paper*. AVETO-OU BEP£AL. Senator Grimes, of lowa, In his speech upon the Tariff BUI, well said that Its pas* sago would be followed by an immediate agitation In all parts of the country for Us -repeal. This agitation will not be confined to any one party, and it will overshadow the popularity which men, elected on a different issue, fancy they possess. The men of the West will not vote for representatives who have selected them as especial victims of an oppressive tax; they will not vote for men who. have put on the statute book a law re quiring them to pay seventy per cent on the cost of all they bny, into the pockets of a few whose avarice is coextensive with their accumulated capital. But this bill may not yet become a law. -There may be a sufficient number of men In one or both houses of Congress wbcrwill vote against its passage over a veto, to defat It. That it will be vetoed there is no doubt. Shoald, howeverthe two Houses pass the bill over the veto, then there will be an sm medUte and powerful and united effort to accomplish Its repeal. Wc are in Civor, ant} every loyal man in the land Is In favor, of any amount of taxation in ony form that Is needed/or the toanin of (he Government. Let that tax be uniform, and let it be to the lost dollar that the country may need to sustain its credit, and Ha Union. But taxation for one class and one section for the benefit of another to the extent of seventy per ceat on the gross consumption of the country, Is a crime and a blunder which cannot remain on the statute-book. Direct Communication with Portland. A meeting was held in Portland, Maine, on the 14th ultimo, for the purpos* of con sidering the matter ol increasing the facili ties for communication with the Lakes and the Great West. Ex-Govemor Washburn presided; and, notwithstanding the brief notice, the meeting was largely attended by the business men and capitalists of the city. On taking the chair, Governor Woshbnrn stated that a railroad line is already in operation from Ogdcnsburg to Montpelier, Vermont, and that a charter has been granted for a line from MompcUcrto Dalton, New Hampshire. By building about eighty miles of road to connect at Dalton, be said, Portland would have a direct route to tbe Great,West, a route which would draw to that city a vast amount of trade which now goes to Boston. Northern Vermont wss desirous of being connected with the seaboard, and Portland is some sixty miles nearer than Boston, and there fore the people of that section desired to make Portland their outlet to the Atlantic. He expressed the opinion that the Subject was one of great interest to the commercial and agricultural dosses. After aMlscusslon, In which several of the leading business men expressed thclrvlcws, a preamble and resolutions were adopted, expi cssing the sense of the meeting. These dtdarc that the material lotcrestsof Portland, in common with those of the State at large, would bo greatly promoted by the construc tion of a railroad from Portland to Montpe lier (for more than one-third of which pro vision has already been made); that such a road would secure a continuous railway com munication between Montpelier and Ogdens burg, thereby making the distance by rail road between the navigable waters of the West and the ocean less by more than fifty miles than by any other route in tbe United States, and that, thercfore,the citizens of Portland, and especially the busi ness men and holders of real estate, will give to this work their hearty sympathy and sup port. A committee, with Governor Wash bum at Its head, was appointed to secure the necessary charter from the Legislature. A committee has also been appointed by the Portland Board of Trade to confer with the several railroads of Maine, and with the friends of the enterprise in other States, to secure their co-operation In organizing and carrying It forward. It appears from the statement of our Boston correspondent that “Doctor” P. B. Randolph,- the octoroon of Now Orleans, Is heralded in that city “by all sorts oflauda tory remarks accredited to the Chicago Tkiucne.” We have to say that the Chicago 1 bibuke never uttered a word of laudation or compliment to the Individual alluded to. and that If ho is heralding anything of the sort he bis heralding a falsehood. When Randolph was in Chicago, wo published a communication at the request of one of his friends, praising him far more highly. It appears, than bo deserved. It Is probably from this article, published as a communication, and In no manner vouched for by us, that the Itinerant orator draws the material with which to herald himself in Boston. We do not know wbat claims bo may have to thu title of “Doctor,’* but in this matter bo cer talnly imitates those quacks who advertise tbclr nostrums in the press, and then quote their own advertisements in distant cities as the editorial opinion o! tbc papers In which they appear. The people of St. Louis arc consider* Imr a proposition for a Health BUI of an ex* traordinary character. It la nothing less than a bill to regulate houses of 111-fame, re* qnlring all such hotels to be kept on the European plan. It provides a system of reg istration, medical examination, etc. One section declares that there shall be no house of lll'famc In any city of Missouri containing less than 10,000 This section will probably be stricken out before tbc bill be comes a law. The St. Louis Democrat pub lishes the bill entire, with the remark that “the matter Is a rather delicate one and should be carefully handled.'* Tnz Sah Francisco Mott.—The Sin Francisco 7\mtt elves tbc following account of tbo amount of money coined at the Ulnt In tbal citv during tbe past year: From January Ito December S 3, when U closed for tbc purpose of making up its anneal balance, upwards of f-20,000.000 in gold was coined, and about (100.000 in silver. In ISC3 tie gold co.naee reached (21,233,500, and tbo sil ver (871,150. In 1301 tbc gold colx-age footed np (15,017.650, and the stiver (305,000, making a total ot (58,187.190 In three years—a sum much larger than the amount of specie In all tbe banks In tbc CnltedStatea, according to the last report of tnc Secretary of the Treasury. Tbe deposits of bul lion at tbe Hint were as follows, for each mon b In the year: January. 37,999.40 ounces; February, 55.860.00; March, 05.310.50; Aorll, 08,709.43; May,- 123,349.60: June, 51,227.19; Jnly, 56.055.03;* Au gust, 107,012.35; September, 114,489.23; October, 135,653.37; November, 117.401.61; December. | 46,390.13. Total, 959,934.87 onnees. GimsoUr an Audixscz.— TLe modern cus tom ol high-sounding announcements of distin guished ministers, is well taken off by a totter purporting to have been discovered by a Syrian scholar, and bearing date’A. D. 59. It is trans- lated a» follows: 44 The news of tbo arrival of Paul, as you may suppose, spread rapidly among tbc brethren. Indeed, a tablet was hastfiy pre pared, and privately circulated, for fear of oor enemies, containing tbe lollowlogbrlef announce ment: 4 Pant, tbe great preacher, baa landed at MQctns. Be will preach by the seaside on tbc first day of tbo week. Bis subject is not an nounced ; but from bis well-known talent* a rare Intellectual repast may bo expected. Let the brethren rally, that be may have an audience wor thy of bis distinguished reputation.** A great Clock.—A new clock Is being erected I in one of the factories at Cohoes, New York, at a I cost of (2,000. The frame Is made of boll metaL I Tbc clock Is expected to run eight days with one I winding. Its pendulum rod la some nine feet In length, having a ball of nearly ninety pounds, 1 wild one ol Uencely's bells of over one thousand I ponids upon which to announce the passloghonr. I There are four transparent dials of French maun- Eactnre in tbo clock tower, five feet in diameter 1 and a half inch In thickness, each one weighing I one bnndred and twenty-five pounds. It has an 1 attachment of machinery by which L will light the I tower in the evening and extinguish tbc light In I the morning, according to the length of tbe night. I I The whole cost of the apparatus mast be some I i two thousand dollars. j MAOMnexsT Dolls.—At the well-known con- I lectloncr's of Rne de la Paix, Paris, there are, jost now, some precious novelties, .he whole day I long, before the windows, and attest the inven tive faculties of the Parisian artists. Then a are two dolls, one representing the aty of Paris ra lestlve costume, the other tbe Universal Bxhlbl- I tlcn. The latter wears, a* ahead-dress, ttie Tower I of Babel, with a robe of white satin, of immense I amplitude, ornamented with the emblazonment of all nation*, the waist encir.led wtlh nnmerone otifiammes, falling to the feet. Inscribed wlthem- j I blemsof art and mannfcctnres, and with gold and : 1 stiver medals profusely scattered over it. London.—The latest enumeration of London I (nmltbcs tbe following carious budget of stalls- I tie*:—“l he total day population Is, It appears, I 283,539; that of the night not more than 113,337. Non-re? Idents, but daily occupiers, amounted to I 170,123; these entered and left the city during the I oay. -Of customers, clients, and others,there were I 209,611 persona who resorted. In one day, to the 1 metropolitan centre. The persons frequenting the 1 city daily, iu twelve hours, from six o’clock a. m., to six o'clock p. m„ were 549,613; in sixteen hours, 1 fiom five o'clock a. m., to nine p. m., 679,741; and, In twenty-tour rears, 728,056," 1 Psounc Matrons 'We learn from lately pub lished returns of the new census in tbe ti'.atc of 1 New York the rather slat (ling fact that there are I now living in tbatState 362 mothers who have each I had 18 children ana upwards. The number of 1 those who have bad SO children is 29; 10 have hta I 23 children, while a peerless 6 have each contrib uted 35. Tbe ciMtor of the Norwich Bulletin not only ac crpts telegram, pbologram. ihbogran.aod -.li tbe other gums changed from graphs, but he pro pores, when the next mtnacerle comes to torn the guaHt* Into a gl-ram. FROM SPRINBFIELD. Tho Twenty-Eighth General 'As ueinbly.'' ' ; 1 Classification of the Henib ' ■\/ ' v./ New ‘Railroads PrcJocted--The Chicago Tribune at the State Capital. I Special Cororpordeoce ol (he Chicago Tribune.? SPKiaaratD, lIL, February 1. .MANUAL OF THE TWEJCTrOUQJtTXZ OKKEBAL ABBKSCBLT, Copies of the “Manual of the Twenty eighth G cncral Assembly ofHUnols’ ’have been laid upon the tables of the members. The work is complete In every respect. It has been prepared by John R. Hewlett, of Lan ark, HI., editor of the Lanark Banner. The diagrams in the volume were supplied by the Western Engraving Company, of Chicago, and arc In the highest style of art, perfect in every respect. First, there is a diagram of each House of the General Assembly, showing the location of each member, and also the desks of the clerks, correspondents and reporters. The names of the respective officers, members, correspondents and re porters, with the nativity, occupation and age of each, are given. The Manual also contains the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Illi nois, names of State officers, Jndgcs of the Supreme Court, members of Congress, <fcc., rules of the Senate and House, and standing committees of the two Houses. The follow ing is a summary of the penonnd of the members and officers of the General Assem bly: in tbe Senate there arc thir teen lawyers, four merchants, three farmers, two bankers, two millers and one physician. The oldest Sen. alor U Murray IfcConnell, aged sixty-eight; the youngest Senators, Mann, ofCairo, and Woodson, of Carlin villc, each thirty-two. JTivc of the Senators are • natives of New York, three of Pennsylvania, six of Ohio, two of Indiana, two of Connecticut, two of Vermont, and one each of South Carolina, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Kentucky) and England. Of the officers of the Senate, two are editors, three are physicians, three arc lawyers, one clerk, one carpenter, one merchant and one dentist. The oldest officer is aged fifty-four, and the youngest twenty-four. Three arc natives of New York, three of Pennsylvania, two oflllinola, and one each of New Jersey, Kentucky, Maine and North Carolina. In the House of Representatives there are iwcnly-nlne lawyers, twenty-eight farmers, five merchants, six physicians, two editors, one clergyman, on z gentleman, with a manu facturer, a horticulturist, a harness maker, a Uad smelter, a commission merchant, a stock dealer, a slovo dealer, an agricultural implement maker, a sleek broker, and a me chanic. The oldest members arc Elmer Bald win, of LaSalle, and Amos Thompson, of St. Clair, each sixty. The youngest mem bers are Edwin Harlan, George E. King, Joseph S. Reynolds, Henry M. Shepard', Charles Torts and Henry C. "Withers, each twenty-seven. Fourteen are natives of New York, twelve ofOhio, ten of Kentucky, eight of Illinois, two of Connecticut, twoofMassa chnsctts, two o! New Jersey, two of Ger many, two of Tennessee, two of Virginia, and one each of Vermont, Scotland, New Hampshire, Ireland, England, South Caro- lina, Canada, North Carolina and Maine. The oldest officer of the House, the door keeper, is aged fifty-two; the youngest—A. S. Thompson—ls aged twenty-two. Of the officers two are lawyers, two arc editors, and one each farmer, accountant, real estate agent, insurance agent, me chanic, bookkeeper, grain dealer and manu facturer. Three are natives of Ohio, two of New York, three of HUnols, two of Canada, and one each of New Hampshire, Connecticut and Tennessee. &AILKOA.DS. A large number of projects for railroads arc before the General Assembly for favor able consideration. Among the number, one, although located over 200 miles from Chi cago, will commend Itself to favorable con sideration. It is called the Illinois South eastern Railroad Company. The act, If passed, will authorize the construction of a railroad from somesnltablo point on the Chi cago Branch of the Illinois Central Railroad, fay Mason or Kinmnndy, or any Intervening station, to the Ohio River. The road will passthrough the counties of Clay, Wayne, White, &c. A glance at the map will show at once the Importance of tbo road to Chi cago and her people. -The splendid timber and delicious fruits oJ'Sontheastcm Illinois would find by this read an appropriate out let, and the inhabitants of that land of corn, pork and tobacco would become our near neighbors and first-class customers. The road would be a rich tributary totbcCentral Railroad. The incorporators propose to build tbo road by contributions from indi. viduals and corporations along its proposed line; and, from conversation with the par ties, I am led to think that the plan will prove a feasible one, aud the prospects of Its success fluttering. THE CHICAGO TRIIUTNE AT SPRINGFIELD. The principal Item of Interest among newspaper correspondents here continues to be the Chicago TuinuNß—its editors and re porters, its capital stock, its circulation, its advertisements, Its Job printing, Its compos itors, pressmen, carriers and pmof-readera. Everything that happens in politics, pbiloso* phy, art, science, literature or religion, is attributed to the powerful support of this mighty engine, and everything which docs not happen is attributed to the lack of its support. Joseph K. Q. C. Forrest, who writes letters for the Chicago Timet, appropriately signed “ Nix,” Is particularly sharp scented on this trail. According to Joo the editors, com posltore and proof-readers of the Chicago Tribune own nearly all the stock of the railroads of Illinois, besides a controlling in terest In all the real estate adjoining Chi cago, together with numerous silver mine's and gold mines, and the devil knows what. Now Joe, being a person of feeble intellect, really believes all this, and ho Is so serious about It that ho makes other newspaper cor respondents of still feebler intellect believe It also; and Judging from the chorus and clatter they keep up about the Chicago Tat pune one would think that It was fast be coming the centre of the solar system. It Is well known that Joe la a perfectly tmthfut man In all his alms and Intentions. The fact that he shoots so wide of the mork Is not to be attributed to any wrong motive, but rather to the long Incubation which he suf fered under the wings of John Wentworth. (Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune ! Sponcornxn, February 2. box. creating the omci or attobxet oexkual. Among the bills referred to the Judiciary of tbe Bouse, la one creating tbe office of Attorney Gen eral of the State. It authorizes tbe Governor to appoint each officer, who shall continue to bold the office until the next general election, when he shall be elected by tbe people for the term of four years. Bis salary is fixed at (5,000. It Is asserted that there is a constant demand for tbe services of a Stale officer of thU kind. It has heretofore cost tbe State more than (10,000 per annum for counsel fees in cases where U oas been positively neces t-ary to cmply one. TUX SENATE baa not been to session to-day, contrary to general anticipation. tux nous*. There was a quorum to the House this morning and the s e-s lon conUcned until after three o'clock p. m. A large amount of business was accom plished, but nothing of general importance. The committees will have a large amount of . work ready for Monday. nzrcsucxN circus. The Republican members of thoGcncral Assem bly will hold a caucus at the State Library, on Monday evening. It U generally understood that it is called to take action In regard to redlstrict- Irgiho State into Congressional, Senatorial and Representative Districts, and also act upon the proposed Constitutional Convention. nOAIU> Or EQUALIZATION. Another bill to organize a State Board for the equalization of assessments was introduced to the Uousc this morning. Section one provides that on or before the first day of April next, and cadi succeeding year thereafter, the Governor shall appoint one person from each Congressional Bis* tilct of this State, who, with the Auditor of Public Accounts, shall constitutes board for the eqaall ration of assessments. Suction two requires the Board to me.tin Springfield on the second Tues day of August of each year. Section three provides that said Board shall proceed to equalize the val uation among the several counties-as follows: First, they shall add to the aggregate valuation ol real estate and personal property of every county, which they shall believe to bo valued below its value in money, such per cent in cadi ease as will raise -the same to its true value in money. Second, they shall deduct from the aggregate vatua lon as real andipersonat property ol evert county which they shall believe to be valued nhoxe its true value iu mooer, such per centum In each case as will reduce the same to its true valne in money. Sections four and five are devo ted to details. Section six allows the members of the Board five dollars per day, and ten cents a milufornecesraiT travel. Section scren provides that any Asset sor who shall a«arss property at less than us money valoation, shall forfeit « sum not lets than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars. dill to nx tnunu' bates. Among the bin* ordered to a third reading to day wri one to fix millers' rates. It provides that the owners and occupiers of any public gristmill in the State shall charge the following tolls: For grinding and bolting wheat, rvc or other grain, one-twelfth part; of coca, oats, barley and back* wheat, not required to be bolted, one-tenth part; for grinding malt and chopping ail kinds of grain, onc-twellth part; for grinding all other grain, one tenth part: Provided, that if the owner of any st ch grain shall desire it, he may pay the miner tlio following rates: For grinding and bolting any kind of pain, twelve cents per bushel, which shall be received by the miller as full compensa tion. The Stuxxt Riiluosds or New Tons.—The Seventh Avenue Railroad of New York City em ploys 7CO horses and 3ft) men. It has nlncty-slx cars, which ran m-arly 8,000,000 miles tod carried 10,W00,100 pasicngcrs ta 1606. Tec annual bill for horse-shoeing annuntr to SIB,OOO. About 000 boucs and 100 cara are used on the Eighth Avenue Railroad. During tbe year 18M tbs cars carrlel 11,«9.C00 passenger*, and ‘ ran 8,3*1,000 mile#. Tbe Second Avenue Railroad .carrlel about 6.6ULCoopt»»eorera annually. The Dry Dock A 'East Broadway Bailroad can lea 11,000,000 pataca cerr jfis estimated that about eighty million* of paasenecra aieicarHed by ; tbe street cars of New Vorkevery year,dnnnr which time onlyllfty ac ddenta occur. ,rhe bufUesals continually on tbe 'lncrease, and .preparation* are COntlaoUy being made to meet 1L there la a corner on Canal atreel where thirty-four hundred cara pass every twenty-four hour* I Such la a alanee at the street railways of New York in January. 1887. >er&| -LTTEEATCBE. Notice, or New Publication*. MYSTERIES OF THE PEOPLE; or'the Slorr or • a Plebeian Family tor Two ITimiaand Years. Br ' EugSebuo, Aninor of “Tbe Wandering Jew,” etc Translated by Mary L. Booth. Translator of Martin's History of Paper. Bvo. IT. 177. (New York: ClarVjPnbllsher. The greatest work of Eugene Sue, and a very wonderful book. Two thousand years of the customs of the French people. A word-plclnrc of the succeeding generations of the Gallic race from the days of Bronnns, who threw his sword into the scale which weighed the price of Rome, to the third Na poleon, the cotip d'etat and the Second Em pire. Historic annals in the beautiful but nnexaggerated style of romance. Chronicles of a family more noble than the noblest dnkc. The yearnings to be free of long years of slavery and serfdom through a hun dred generations of misery and no- satisfied aspiration. A tale of de mocracy In the reality of its life* struggle through all the opes of Drnld barbarism and Christian civilization. A hook of and boldly outlined plot, fall of true notions of human liberty, toned In the spirit of hopeful and attractive moral ity, breathing the most exalted philosophy of Hie, and rebuking French scepticism by urging the old doctrine of immortality taught under the sacred oaks of Brittany, and enlarged and beautified by the followers of Jesus. The lesson which M. Sue has sought to in culcate is that of democracy. In his story of the working classes he has earnestly held forth the abuses and dangers which grow out of inequality and caste privileges. The work forms a reliable history of the origin, religion, manners, customs, language, costume, habi- tattoos, professions, arts, manulhctures, trades; the wretchedness, suffering, strng- glee, triumphs of the French people- The deacriptioLs are most vfrld and powerful. The earnest pen of tbo banished Frenchman bos depleted some strarge and terrible epochs, particularly those of the middle ages; but the romance' fulls below the dread the facts In The author has given us a Ibok into the doings of common life. It Is Just what the people want. They have tired of the digni fied historians who take note of nothing but kings and courts and intrigues and battles, with much the same variety and originality as the reverend Nasby reports of his friend Androo’s speeches. The present work Is suited to those readers who can poro on Lord Macaulay’s History of England. That great master of style wrote history with a determination to avoid the Scylla of the in sipid annul and the Charybdls of morbid de lion. He set his course nearer the former, and the result is the most consecutive narra- tlvc and the most interesting history extant.- Eugene Sue has coasted a little farther off the firm footing of fact than Macaulay ; and he has introduced the dialogue of familiar talk. He is no less a historian and no more a novelist than is seen in Jane Porter’s Scot- tlsh Chiefs, and like her, he does not write lor fun, money or fame, as most book- makers do. Jane wrote because she could not help It, so impelling was her worship of the heroes of Scotland. Eugene wrote because his heart was burst ing with the lutes ity and generous Impulse of republican patriotism. It was his method of (caching the people. He could lift the heavy duty that lay upon him by holding up to the masses the mirror of their toiling journey through twenty centuries of drudg ery and sorrow, of blighted hope and de feated purpose; and religiously has he wrought for France and mankind. The work is divided into eight scries, of which the first comprises a tale of the revo lution ol ISIS, which naturally leads the reader to follow M. Sue back to the origin of the plebeian family. Then comes the golden sickle, or the virgin of the Isle of Sena, a touching story of the Druidical priesthood and their times; the brass bell, or the char iot of death; the last effort of Verdngetorix, the Chief of the Hundred Valleys, to save his country ; the battle of Vanues and tbe final subjugation of Gaul by Cscsar; and the Iron collar, or Faustina and Siomara, the most graphic and powerful picture of Roman slavery we have ever seen. in tho Rue St. Denis, la Paris, may he sccu over a shop door tho sign, “MaHk Lcbrt-nn, Linen Draper,” with a rude paint ing of the warrior Brcunus. The Lcbreuns arc the central family of these mysteries. A father of noble bearing. A mother of the old Gallic type, tall, graceful, brave, saga cious and trustworthy, the confidante of every secret and the umpire of many a decision. A daughter, beautilhl tho churning Vellcda. A son after the likeness of his father, courageous, daring, a devoted Repub lican, a vigorous hater of Louis Philippe. Vcllcda Is given in marriage to an honest cabinet-maker whom she ardently loves. Futiuary, 1848, comes. Tbo Reform ban quets alarm the King and troops are called out. An insurrection is at hand. The peo ple arc clamorous for a Republic. Lebrcnn barricades the street, beats back the trooks and converts bis shop Into a hospital. Bat the Liberals fail at last, and ibe linen draper Is condemned to the galleys, whence in eighteen months bo Is released by the intercession of an ofliccr whose life be bad saved in the Hue St. Denis during the fight with the dragoons. Lcbrcnn rctnmsontho eve of bis sou's birthday; and Sacrovir is in formed that ho Is to be initiated into the mysteries of the secret chamber whose shut ters were never opened and into which none hod entered bnt the linen draper and his wife. Here arc family redes; —the sickle, the bell, tbo iron collar,'the cross, the cop per lark, the dagger; coins, arrows, skulls, ic., each occotnpanicd by a manuscript de tailing Us history. Sacrovir engages to read the papers aloud from evening to evening till the history of his family becomes familiar to himself and bis sister. And thns arc we introduced to the chronicles of two thousand years. In the days of Jnlins Cccsar Joel was brenn or chief of the tribe of Karnak in Brittany. Ills daughter Ilena Is the virgin of the isle of Sena. News comes to the brenn that the Romans are making levies at Vannes. Ere long the call to arms Is shouted to the peasants in the fields, and icecbocd by them to tbclr fellows till, as with the fiery cross of the Grampian hills, every man Itfthc land knows the danger and taslvns to meet the invader. Forth comes HciiO, daughter of the noble brain, the vir gin of tbe isle, and offers hereclf an immola tion lo tbe great god Ilcsns for the safety of ber country and tbe Inspiration of her coun try's defenders. No human deed could be more sublime; and this incident is no freak of fancy. Such offerings were not uncommon in Gaul. When Cranmer held In the flame till it was burnt oflT the hand that signed his recantation, his soul could not have been more god-Uko—-as the Greeks would aay— than that ofthe beanllfulllena on her ftmcral pile. We quote: “The bards were silent. The virgin of the laic oi Sena sang in a voice as pure as her soul. The daughter of Jcel and Msrgarid cosies with joy to racriflce to Beaus : O though all-powerful God I deliver the land of oor fathers from the lander I Gauls of Bri'tany, yon have the lance and the sword. The daughter of Joel and Manrarid has naught hnt her blood; the oners it voluntarily to Hesns. O all.pnwvrfnl God! make the Gallic lance and sword invincible! O lies us l take my blood; It u thine; save our holy country. Tho sacred knife dretr forth the blood of the lamb of Sena. ** Her mother, her brothers, all her tribe, and Joe), her tether, saw Ilcoa fall on her knees, cross her bands on her breast, turn her face to ward the moon and cry with a firm voice, ‘Hesus, Hcsus, by this blood which flows, mcicy for Gaul I Gauls, by this blood which flows, victory to our arms.* Several young men roused to enthusiasm by the heroic ex ample and the beauty of Uena, sought to kill themselves on her funeral pile, in order to be born anew with her.” The ewoghs drove them back; a vast flame quickly enveloped tbe pile. All was ashes; and from tbe sea came a cost of wind that blew away the last atoms of the daughter of the brenu. In the story of tbe brass bell, or tbe chariot of death, we have a graphic sketch of the ruin which Ctesar carried into Gaul. Never was country more bravely de* fended. Men and women alike gave their lives to the cause. Tbe Gallic matrons sat In council of war with the defenders of their homes, and gave unanimous assent to tho determination to lay waste the country. Fiom the summit of a range of hills 51. Sue shows the reader a scene of terrible conflag ration in which every combustible thing of value is sacrificed to the common weal. At tho battle of Vannes more Gauls were slain thou wounded; and the great Roman himself says that during tbe combat, which lasted from the seventh hour of tho day till night, not a Gaul was seen to turn his back. The' survivors of hand-to-hand fight reloscd to surrender themselves prisoners and slaves to their conquerors, but banged themselves to the horns of oxen, fell upon their own swords and sought the speediest death: while the women threw their children under the horses* feet and suspended themselves by the neck to the poles of their chariots or killed one another with the sword. But poor Sylvcst and Slomara arc discovered by the Romans before death re leased them from capture ; and the pathetic nanativc of their slavery In Roman Gaul comprises the third book. The Iron Collar or Faustina and Slomara, the transcription in most fascinating style, though gloomy and despairing, of the dark est days of bondage that the world over saw, save only tho refined barbarity of tbe South ions of ISCO. Wc doubt If any author has presented a more faithful portraiture ot the .U-.UortoK K \“*”„ E^£’ r °i h t e I 'an^ r tu«l end of elaTcry. . - . i •. x . . FEOM'BVBOPK. bit OCEAN TELECBAPn. onxxx nnrranr. Dondojt, February 1. The affair* of tbe-AUanttc and Great Western Railroad, which were referred to a coiumiUoiV bare much Improved It is certain onjhe opening ofTarlUmcnlibo former measures wm be pro- P n C « rumored tbit Hr. Ulrdoffers to P»J tie Alibvns ciauu. Lownov, February 3—Evening. 'it 1b etld that the plan* of the Government do not embrace the Introduction of a Betorm Bill. The subject of reform will ho merely recoin* mcnocd. roanc*. Pa»s, February 1. Napoleonwillsoon issue adeem praatiDi;per petual right of social and relurloua meetings. Pants, February 2 prate thinks the preieucc of the American squadron in the Mediterranean only complicates the Eastern question. mm* abixdovzd at era. Lirxnroob February I—Evening. The ship Monmonth, from New Orleans for Liv erpool, tin Ft naacola, was abandoned at sea. No date. Elebt lives were lost. The remainder of the crew, twelve in number, were saved. rncssxa. The flag of the North German Confederation U agreed on. It will conalatof an eagle, and a black, white aj.d red stripe. Prnasla declines to treat with the South Germin •States on account of the provisions of the treat/ of. Prague. Count fibmark ha; refused to declare tbo policy to be panned by Germany with reference to tbo didcrences between Franca and Belgium on. the one aide, and Prussia on (bo other. EIETUqCAKE AT SIXAAA LEONE. An earthquake bad occurred at Sierra Leone, which was very destine Lire to life and property. GBtCK VOLUNTEESB JODI THE CRETAN ttBTOLU- TtOMSTB. It Is lmpo*nb!e for the Grecian Government to prevent volunteers leaving for Crete. Fifteen hundred have just left for that island. STAIN. Over one hundred arrests have bean mode here recently of persons believed to be connected with revolutionary scheme*. ITALY. Flobenoe, February 1. Garlba:dl diseountMtances toy rising at Rome at present. reality. ▲ puoxrsx took bussia- Los dos, February 1. Russia protests againstihe Poles gathering !ir Gsmela. ABOUT XAXS«ILZA9. Lokdojt, February 2—Evening. Xdvices from the Continent state that it is offi cially announced that Maximilian will remain in Mexico If the Congress ot mat country, sow soon to assemble, sustains him. AimiVAL or BTBAITEIW. Livxbpool, February 1. The creamer Belgian, from Portland, arrived at GrecDcaatJe; also the City of Cork, from How York. QurorsTOWßi-Fcbroary 2, The steamer Sacramento arrived* at Monrovia, January 12lh. Ibe steamer Persia, from How York, has ar rived. Latest Forclzn narketn Lrvmpoon, February J—Evening. Cotton closed dull. Maccbester advices unfavorable Prices much lower. Wleat and flour much easier. Corn declined to t&d-tOsSd lor nixed Western. Bee advanced half a crown. American lard, 53c.- Cheese declined It. Petroleum quoted at Is 6>.’d for Pennsylvania and Canad* reflnod. London,February i—Evening. Console, 90 IMS. United States 5-»s 7115-16 ; Illinois Central,KlU: Erie,39, Loxdox, February 2; (Xsscls, 90 S ■ Illinois Central, 93J(. Losdos, February 2— Noon. Courts. MX; ilUnois Central, 83ft; Erie. 39; Doited States S-Sto, 73. Ltvxkpool, February 3—Evening. Cotton—Closed dnll and Inactive. Sales to-day: «,M9 bates. Prices firm and unchanged. Breads tnflb—Quiet. Corn—Decllnior, 40s foe mixed Western. Provisions—Quiet and steady. Spirits Turpentine-' 57f16d. Loxdoic, February 2—Evenin'. Consuls declined 1-16, and are quoted at 909-16; Erie share* declined X* sod clbted at “6X. at Paris; United States Bonds advanced fully X, and closed at 71Jf. Bonds in this city are allunchanged, as are also the

nilnria Central, tbe tormercloatsg at 73 and tbe latter at 6CJf. FROM WASHINGTON. (Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] WasniNaTOK, February 2. plan von tub mnroccEjuarr or tub laws xx tub TIEBEL BTAVIfe. Mr. Bingham has proposed a plan of securing thcenforcoiLeator (be laws in the Into rebel State* to the Reconstruction Committee, based dpon tbo testimony of General Thomas that a sn perrtalrur military force would be necessary until thoic States are fully restored. Mr. Blusbam propose* by a bill to give special powers to tbe military authorities, which will secure tho end m view. XORHSOX HUIUTB XEX. The evening Johnson organ, speaking for the Pennsylvania Democratic Slate Commitlee, arses an Immediate organisation ofmlome men, to be inmmon dat a moment's notice, for the purpose of defending sad sustaining the President of Uie United Slates in the exercise of his high official pr<ro?at|\cs. OEXEBAL WARUES'S RETORT Jojf WESTXUX TUTS OS Asl» ILiIiBORS. General Warren, in bis .report npon Western rivers,’speaks as follows abont tbo bridging of the Mississippi: “it is dearly impressed npon my mine tbit It la Impracticable to locate and con struct a bridge that shall meet the wants of rail road transit snd not unnecessarily Interfere with navigation, and there ts a general unanimity of opinion to that cflcct. as hr as I have observed, among both river men and railroad engineers. A chance is coming over water transportation, troduce barges tiwcd by steamers. This mast confine the freighting business to more bulky ar ticles, cheapen Us cost, and throw the passenger traffic and more valuable articles upon railroad lines. The people of this country can neither af fora the expense of travelllngnor costly purchases unless bulky products are cheaply transported." mow tubular nmbac across tux xisstsszm. •J he Toe; Office Committee has reported favor ably npon a bill authorising the constrnction and maintenitnceof a submerged iron tubular Bridge across the Mississippi River at St. Louis, and pro viding that It shall bo sunk below the water lino ot the nver, and shall in no way Interfere with navigation, and shall be recognized as a post route. BILL APFLTtSO TO REBEL CUEDCTOItS. The Judiciary Committee of the Senate has agreed to the House bill providing that It shall be unlawfultopayany account or demand against the Government In favor of a rebel and accruing before the begralng of the war, and the Presi dent's pardon ehall not authorize or warrant the payment of any such claim till Congress acts favorably thereon. JUDICIAL. A bill will be Introduced iu the House on Mon day repealing that part of the Judiciary Act which deprives a District Judge, while holding Circuit Court from rehearing and refining cases from the District to the Circuit Court. This bill Is made necessary teroneb an omission of the Judiciary Committee to repert the bill reorganizing Federal Courts, and the conclusion of (be Supreme Coart to bold an adjourned ecs-lon running through June, thus making the performance of circuit duties by the Supreme Judge Impossible for two years to come. TUXASVRT RISBUBSEXKSTB. Disbursements of the Government on account ol the several named Departments during the week ending .to-day, were as follows: War Department, J3.1GU.023: Navy Department, ;5.7,229; Interior Department, <1TJ.231. Disbursements on account of the same Depart ments daring the month of Janaary, were as fol low? : War Department, 1&579,D19; Navy Depart ment, J5,781,C27; Interior Department, 11,951,09. HATIOSAL BARR CCRBSSCT. National Bank currency to the amount of <119,210 was issued by the Comptroller of the Currency last week. The actual circulation of these institutions at the present date, after de ducting tbe amount of circulation redeemed, is <206,749,501. rnz mrxsunr xxaxcsatiok. The committee appointed by the Secretary of the Trersnry have finished Ihelr examination of the Printing Dirision Bureau, and the employes have again been pat to work. The report stys the business of the office was found correct. The same committee will by direction of the Secretary examine ibe business ot all the bureaus in the Deparlmeiit, the efficiency cf clerical force, Ac. xxTSKBtoa or patxwt oaasrzn. Tbe apptlcatioc of Geo. W. Brown, of Gales* burg, Illinois, for extension of pstenton his com planter, has been muted by tbe Commissioner. public debt srarcxtsT. The monthly statement of the public debt will not bo ready until next week. It will not show any almlnnilon of the public debt, or any con* traction oflhecnrrency Tor January. POSTAL ITEM. The Postal Committee tvday' decided to re commend the repeal of tbe law prohibiting tbe earning of books und nen spaoers In tbe Overland Mai!, and making the postal laws of the country uniform In their action. ixrzacuxsNT Txsrmojrr. The New York Times* Washington special says: “The House Judiciary Committee have become satlsfiea that tbe testimony already adduced, in eluding that of Genettl Butler, Is sufficient to warrant articles of Impeachment against the President. This conclusion Is based upon the testimony of Radicals only. There bas neon no testimony yet heard on behalf of tbe President, and \rb<-n tnls Is offered It may entirely change the minds of the committee.” ACT BIPBALISO THE AWXZTTT LAW. WaanixoTos, February 2.— Official publication Is given at the act to repeal the ISth section of the amnesty law. which became a taw without the approval oi tee President. SALS or AtUCS TO ZXPIAXB. The Secretary of War has addressed a commu nication to Representative Schenck,ft>r the infor mation of the Military Commit oe, enclosing let ters from Generals Grant and Sherman, strongly protesting against the authority of Charles Bogy and others to sell arms to the Indiana. The mil itary officers say the troops bad better be Mth* drawn at once. It arms are to be placed In the bauds of the savages. * CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. A petition was presented from tbe sugar re finers ot tbe United States, statloc tint there are tbuty-five millions invested in their basins** in the rontitty, sud asking protection in the pending Tariff BUI. Mr. WaDK called up the bill authorizing the Judges of Idaho to appoint tbe times and place of boldlogcouit*. and providing that the Ijegulatore be elected btennally In August, and meet annually on the first Monday In December, which passed. A Joint resolution, authorizing tho Ocean Hall rice, three timra pet month between Han Fzancbco and Portland. Oregon, at a coat not exceeding F 35.000 per annum. was passed. Mr. Sumner's resolution,calling forthepelter on vb cbJMr. Seward founded bis Inquiries to Ur. M cS B »oUen P S*SS. CONNKS9, the Secretary of State waa requested to report what aleos ha.i been taken by him tu obtain fro"* tbe Republic ot Colombia the right lor tbe United btatea to make tbe necessary tarvora for; au later-oceanic ship canal through her temtorv. - ’ • ' Mr. from’the Jodldary Commit tee, reported-a Joint reablnllon prohibiting pay ments,from the In-saury to persona not known to bavebeen opposed to the rebellion and In favor of Ita aupprvjslon. tntb as amendment striking cot tbaprovinonabove quoted oaud loaviog the bill to probloit the psrmcnt-or any data of each per sona occurring prior to tbe 13th o! April, ISOLand that no person shall autnorire such paymonlna tll ibis joint resolution la modified or repealed. Ur STEWART, from the Committee ou Public .lands, reported a bill providing means for entry at tbe minimum price.*, on public lands la California and Nevada, land settled and occupied as town eltea,witbanamondme- i provldlnglualltßballbc construed subject to the provision* of tbe act granting tbe right of way to ditch sod canal own ers over public lands, ana nothing In eatd act shall be construed to grant any right In conflict wllb the tights ofmlf.cra upon public lands which (bey bold under any law of or by virtue of the rules or customs of miners. Mr. HENDRICKS, from the Committee ou the Judiciary, reported a.hill to define andpnnlsh certain crimes 'herein named, with an amend- . mentstrihl'g out the whole hill and Inserting that If any one shall rob* another unlawfully in custody thcieofofany kind ordescrlpUon of per sonal properly belonging to the United. States, or shall feloniously take and carry sway the same, the person so oSI-ndlng- shall, on conviction, be punished by a fine not exceeding $5,000, or by Imprisonment at hard labor not leas than one Tear nor more than ten, or both, at tbe discretion of tbe Court. Ur. HARRIS introduced a bill to amend the act for tbe removal of causes in certain cases from Slate courts, approved July 37,1916. which amend ment provides that parties now resident in any btatea lately in rebellion, or a party plaintiff lu any cause now pending or hereafter brought In any court ol such Mate, who is or shall be defend ed lu tbe cause retained, according to the laws of anch State, for adjudication of relief sought by bim, after tbe plaintiff has ceased to pros ecute tbe original action, he shall be entitled; where tbe amount Involved exceeds SSOO, at any dme before the trial or final hearing there of, to btvo said cause removed to the Untied btatea ‘ircnlt Court for inch State, in the man ner prescribed by the act to which this Is supple mentary : ProndnU that anch removal shall apply only to such causes as could, under tbe Constitu tion and existing Jawa, bo brought into tbe Cir cuit or District Court of the United States In such Stale, by the original action. Section S provides that tbe pleadings in the cause, when transferred, shall borathe some voice and effect which originally the pleadings would have in the biate courts, under tbe laws and prao- Behun, February 1. Health, February 9. llees thereof at the time of commencing the ca ise therein provided. No person shall ho excluded or prevented from lesmyinjr, or be deemed lucom peters as a witness, on account ol bis color or race. London, February 2- The Bankrupt Bill was taken op. The pending question was upon the amendment of the Judi ciary Committee to strike ont the proposition of thellonso bill, exempting from sale under tbo operations of the law so much of the debtor’s property as is exempted by the exemption law of the State m which debtors reside. The amendment was debated by Messrs. STEW ART, FOSTER, POLAND and which the prote was taken on Mr. Wilson’s amendment to insert, in lien of the above, a pro vision that an amount may be exempted, not to exceed $2,000. This was disagreed to, and tbcqnestion recurred on striking out the clause above referred to. Yeas It, nays 25. The Senate bill to regulate the tenure of office was received from the House and amended so as to include Cabinet officers among Chose who shall not bo removed without the advice and consent of the Senate. Am in*, February 1. Madazd, February 1. Hr. EDMUNDS moved that the Senate disagree and cal- tora Committee of Conference. Mr. TKCMBDLLhoped the Senalewould agree to (be amendment. He did not see why uabi t-ct Ministers ebonld ho excepted from toe pro visions of the bill, and the fight might cs well be made here as in s Committee of Conference. Mr. EDMUNDS said the Senate bad expressed hs opinion very decidedly on this subject, and accoiditc to the assets of the body it ought not to he pressed to concur in wlut It had so decided ly votrd down. Mr. UF.NDIUCK9' moved to postpone further consideration of thcsnbjcct. Unagreed to.- lie Clerk of the House announced the proceed ing? on the death ofHon. PnilllpJohnson, Repre sentative from the Eleventh Pennsylvania Dis trict Mr. BCCKA.LEW delivered an address on the life and character of the deceased, of whom be spoke in terms ol sincere regard and high respect. Inc customary resolutions were passed. Ad journed. On motion of Ur. WILSON, of lowa, leave was given to the Judiciary Committee to sit daring the eessltms of tho House for the remainder of the sceeion. Mr. HOOPER gave notice-of his intention to move on Monday (or evening sessions ol the House daily except boturdays.| The Stnaie hill to reenlatu the terms of certain civil officers, came op. The vote of yesterday re speem-g Mr. Williams 1 amendment was recon sidered—74 against 65, anc the amendment adopt ed— 62 against 63. The effect of the amendment is to strike out the exception of** Cabinet officers from the operation of the bill. Iho bill passed—lll against S 3: JaThe Senate amendments to tho-TarifTßni were referred to the Committee ol Waj* and Means The hill to exzcLd the patents of Tboa. W. Har vey was tabled 1 the Senate joint resolution, providing for the payment of certain Kentucky millUa forces, was passed with amendments. Several private bills were disposed of. Mr. LAFLIH, from the Committee on Printing, reported a bill for the election by tho House of a Congressional Printer ard the abolishment ol the office ot Superintendent of Public Printing. Ho member seeking (he floor,.Mr. LAFLIN moved the previous * question,, which was seconded. Mr- TRIMBLE moved to table thebill. Tbe vote was about to be tokoivwhen Mr. AN CONA rose and announced the aeath of Ms col league, and usual insolations of con dolence and respect; Eulogies were delivered by several members. Adjourned. STATE LEGISLATURES. ILLINOIS. [Special Despatch to tbe Chicago-Tribune.] STOraorrßLD, HL,-FebrnaryS. HOUSE. Petition a&d resolutions, neither novel nor spe cially important, were introduced and referred, vxronra or btaxdixo comsrrrx bs. Tho staodine committees reported back a num ber of bills (or ingrossmeot rod third reading. BILLS PASSED. Bills passed to incorporate the Bloomington Library Association: imclaionto fines and pen allies in Cook Count;: to divide Springfield lo o election olstricis; to Incorporate toe Springfield Turnvcteln; lo incorporate- the Peoria Turn ve.eln; an act regulating warehouses and ware housemen: no act to govern mills and millers; to Incorporate the Chicago Tag Co ; to Incorporate the Chicago Freight Comoany; to re-locate tbo county seat of Gallatin County; to Incorporate t v o Alton and Upper Alton Horse Railway ana Carrying Company; to incorporate the Sale De posit Company of Chicago; Incorporating the Chicago Caledonian Club; incorporating the Chi cago Glass Compani ; Incorporating the Washing melon Skating Park, Chicago; Incorporating the (.bicago Clt* Baggage & Transfer Company; to ameno the charter of Belleville; incorporating the Belleville Cttv Railway Company; Incorpora te? the Peoria Transcript Company; to enable Supervisors of Lee County to use swamp land fund for other purposes; for relief of the Collector of Jeftcrson Ci-noty, who was roboed of <2,009.45; to Incorporate tbs town nf Normal, a Senate MU. lo addition to these there wore quite a n imbnr of potty Mils passed concerning merely the small est personal and local interests. bills rau.ro cr. A bill to confirm and au'hcnlicnte the consoli dation of the Western Union Railroad Company, was read and laid over. An act incorporate the Jacksonville North western snd Southeastern Railroad Company was Indefinitely poetpon* d. A game law, making it unlawful to hunt or shoot on any lend without the consent of the land owners was called up and laid over. An act donating (wo thousand dollars In aid of the State norUcallaial Society, was referred (o the Finance Committee. Senate meaMiiea were taken np and referred, Adjourned to Monday 9 a. m. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Trilmne.] Laxbiko, JUch., February 3. A bin to amend the ebarter of Marshall and au thorize the same city to borrow money for bridge purposes, was introduced, resd and referred. A bin to amend the school Uw was passed. HOUSE. A large number ot bills were introduced and re ferred. Bills to par arrearage* of (WReform School and Flint Asvlnm were po.-eed. These had previously pasted the Senate. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Fraxktobt, Ky., February 2. The l egislature to-day accepted the report of the sinking Fond Commissioner*, which pro poses to at once redeem, the State funds now due or coming due, stone interest on tbe overdue bonds, and classes the funds not presented for judgment v Ithin a year after due, as lost and can celled,lea viog the payment oitional with the State, and a subject for special legislation. It Is thought Senator Guthrie will resign, and that L. W. Powell will be elected to succeed him. This Intrigue Is nart o* tbe pregnane under whKh Garrett bavlswas re-elected. On Wednesday next Mr. Davis's son gives a grand party to celebrate his re-election to (be Senate. Several tons of rock fell into the month of the rennet about noon to-day. Just before the train fiom Lexington was due. There was no damage, and tbe train was detailed only an hour or two. Tbe Congressional election Is set for the fouith ol May next. The House adopted a resolution calling on the President to Issue a proclamation of general am* nvsty, especially of pardon to J. C. Breckinridge, that he may no longer remain In exile. NAnrvnxr, February 2.—ln the House the de late on the Negro Suffrage BUI closed, and a test vote was taken, which resnl led—yeas SC, nays kS. The friends of the measure are much elated. Alsajtt. February 2.—A bill was introduced In tbe Assembly to enable tbe Nations! Bank it.g Arsociaaors to become State banking Institutions. ANOTHER INDIAN 3IAS&ACBE. Murder of Fifty-Nine White Men Near liie Smoky Hill River —lint Four of the Party Escape—Reports of Other Indian Ontrages. Juacnos Crrr, Kansas, February 2.—A man came into Satina, about fifty mites west of here, yesterday, and reports a frlchlfnl mas sacre of whit? men by the Cheyenne Indians near tbo head of the Smoky Hill Elver, a few days since, under tbe following circumstances; Wal lace's train, with sixty men, were In camp, when a party of fourteen Indians came begging. Tbe teamsters refused to rive them anything, where nron th* Indians fired upon them, bat wPbout effect. The teamsters returned tbe fire and killed eight Indians. . . About eight o’clock that night the camp was sorronnded by two hundred Indians, who massa- CJ«-d fifty-nine ont ot slxiy-ihree. The man tha! brought the news had an arrow bole through bis shoulder, and another wound In the hip- He cte*™* to be one of fonr men that made a thieving raid on tbe Cheyennes, a let days since, on tbe Salma. Several brad of Cheyenne stock were capttued, and one Kaw killed. Wm. Comstock, the hmons interpreter. Gov eminent scoot and guide, says the Cheyennes and Airspabocs, ol the Arkansas and Smoky Hill Fork, appear friendly, bat part of tbe northern In* dlans are now movrng southward, and have al ready committed many nmrdcrs and other out rages. Comstock btlloves they main war. Leel'latlvc Rcaolntlooa Pawed don* demotes Senator Korton-The New Opera House—Attorney General’s Re port on the New Clm Massacre, [Special Despatch to tbe Chicago Tribune.] St. Pam, Minn*. February 2. The Bouse passed tbe Senate revolutions to-day condemning Senator Norton. F.mcnon’s lecture called out the largest andl ecce of the season, and gave general satisfaction. Tbe Opera House will be ready for occupation in three weeks. St. Paul, Minn., February 2.—The Attorney General’s report to the Governor on the New Cim massacre is published this morning. Wnon he first armed on tbe grourd the people seemed anxious to have the murderers brought to Justice, bnt tn conversations with about fitly of tbo prin cipal Citizens who were present at the saturnalia, WußxxoTtuc. February 2. SENATE. they conld not ‘remember the name of a single Senon rtgaged in It: • The opl» 100 of the German nrtlce of ;t»c Peace, who held the preliminary ex amination. li a moacl for -Tnatlcoi for all time. Ho la totalled that the mtrdera were committed oy the meo before him. but there la doubt at to which particular person la the mob struck toe fatal blow: therefore, most of them have the ben efit ot the doubt. Those low whom the Justice did sot dl-cbarce. the German court did shortly after. As It la manifest those savages cannot re ceive Justice In their owo county, the Governor ,and Attorney General both recommend the Logit lalnre to meet the case . . , _ Ralph Waldo Emerson lectured here last otebt to a crowded boose. He lectures to-night at Min neapolis. State Comptroller** Monthly Statement MAJ>isoN,*February S. ' The Comptroller's monthly statement of the Wisconsin banka allows only $115,736 circulation outstanding. The Governor has granted -brevets for consplcu ona gallantry m ’Wisconsin regiments as follows: A. J. Ward. Sixth Infantry; Geo. A. Storrey, Wo. Fcott ana Willard Menser, of the Twentieth; Frank H. Holloway, Thirty*elzth; Geo. Brcinck as Captain; H. Mclntyre. David M. Sarouse, First lieutenants: A O, Htatmard.-Company Q, Berdan's bharpshooters. Second Lientenaut, D. C. Aldrlcn, enarged with homing his barn and contents. In the town of Windsor some time since, to get the Insurance, alter a day's*eiamina- Uol, baa been held in *25,000 bail to appear lor trial at theneiftemofibc Circuit Court, Elver Navigation Perilous The St, hoots Postmastertblp—General Caster ana tne Copperneads—Balirosd En terprise, [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.) St. Louis, February 2. Advices from below state that the recent gorges at Hat Island and Dog Tooth have given away, bat the ice was so heavy this morning that the Ned Tracy, after starting from Cairo for tit. Loots, bad to return. The removal of Peter L. Foy from the Postmaa letsbip, creates consternation among tn« Conserv ative.office holders. Foy is Frank Blair a pvt, and his removal indicates a waning of the Blair Influ ence. _ . _ General Custer la in town. Ce abases Copper heads roundly. the people of Capo Qirardean County voted last Monday, 1,289 to 81, In favor of .abacnblog S2OO,CUU to band a railroad from that place to con nect with'the Iron Mountain Railroad. house. MICHIGAN, SENATE. KENTCCKF. TENNESSEE, NEW TORE. FROM ST. PAUL, FROM MADISON. —Brevet Promotions, See. [Special Despatch to (be Chicago Tribune.) FROM ST. LOUIS. FROM KANSAS. Banquet to Governor Carney—Ho An nounces his Intention to Uetlre from Politics— Discovery of a Salt Water Spring—Threatening Attitude of the Savages near Fort Phil. Kearney. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.) La whence, Kansu, February 2. Tbs Leavenworth friends of Governor Carney, late defeated candidate for the United States Sen ale, gave him a grand banquet on Thursday evening. He made a lengthy speech, in which be claimed that he bad been calamtaated and most crnelly misrepresented. Be read from bis mes sage tapiove that be bad always- been Radical and real yin advance of the oeopto of the State, lie announced bis determination to' retire from politics. Tbe proprietor* ot tbe new woollen m*U in this city,while boring on the hank of tbe Kansas River for pure water for marmtaclnriag purposes,struck a strong vein-of saltwater, at a d-pth of aevcaiy flve feet. Parties here have leased all tbe proper ty belonging to tbe city in tbe vicinity. Consid erable excitement exists over the discovery. La whence, Kan. February 2.—A letter from a soldier at Fort Phil,Kearney says tbe Indians arc still hostile and very threatening in that vfclnfry. It was with great difficulty that tbe bodies of the victims of tbe late massacre could be buried, ow ing to tbe presence In tbe immediate neighbor-* hood of bands of savages. Pont Office Banding Damaged by Fire* [Special Despatch l !© tbe Chicago Tribune.) Keokuk, lowa, Febrnary 3. Onr Post Office building was slightly damaged by fire this morning. No- material Injury to tho mall matter. The Ice bridge still bolds. FROM NEW YORK. Internal Bcvcnue Statistic*—Seizure of a Snpposco Privateer—Death of Ex- Governor Hunt—Reported Bottca In surance Company—Tlte Ico Embargo oa Long Island Sonnd; New York, February 2.—Tbe Internal revenue collected in New York city for 18M5, amounted to $35,709,1)00, and for four year* nearly $100,000,000. iheeleamer R. R. Cnyier, recently reported sold to the Colombian Government has been seized un der orders of Collector timytbe, on a charge of having been fitted oot as a privateer for tbe CaQiaa* or Peruvian service, bbe bad an armament ofslzguss aboard, a large quantity of small arm ß end.' ammunition, and was manned bv GO ex-rebels. Representa tions by respectable parties, however, say tbe prlvaieerstoryisnntrnr, and the vessel is actu ally sold*to the Colombian Government under as surances that such sale wonld be perfectly legiti mate. Ex-Governor Uont died to day. Tbe fnncral services take place on Monday, and’ ttte remains will be interred at Lockport on Wednesday. Amrcliagof the shareholders of l the tinn Mu tual Insurance Company was held to-day, in con sequence of reports relative to us huandal condi tion, and a-committee was appointed to examine Its books. Tbe tiontbem Relief Committee have thus far raised 511,000. New Tobk, February 2.—Kmnor la-Wall street baa It th't a crisis of a threatening nature hangs o\cr mao; of the Insurance corporations ot the city, ox' ins to unprecedented losses by fires and marine disasters am log tbe year. Yearly state* a cuts were published by some of tbe-most promt* cent companies yesterday, by which it appears that many of them cancel all tho capital repre sented by scrip. Navigation on Long Island Sound la completely closed. Filteen miles of ice extends to the rlcht and left of Tbmgc's Neck, ami hea'T wagons cross from Now Rochelle to City Island. it Is believed that the appointment' of Naval Of* fleer far New Yori: will soon be made. FROM CAIRO, IIX- DMtrncttre Fire—Eight Building* Burned-LoMit 820*000* Cairo, HI., February 3. A fire on Wednesday night about twelve o'clock, was discovered la a row oflow buildings situated on the Ohio Levee, between Fourth and Second streets, known as tbo old depot, and. as tboj were ad frame houses, was not lone in getting under good bead* way. Owing to the half-frozen, slip* prry condition of the ground. It was lounrt exceedingly difficult to hand's the engines in getting them In position. But. al tbonch the fire conld uot be kept from spreading, when once at work the Are department aid excel* lent service, although 'he flames raged with great rury. The commissary building,, opposite, was or.ee or twice on Arc. ond bad U been burned, the wharf boats and the large lots of cotton and other freight on the levee could not possibly have been saved, tr d the loss would have been tremendous. As it is. tbelos- exceeds $20,000, divided as fol lows: Four buildings, oelondug to Messrs, Hal lidav and FaCord. valued al flOjoo, Insured for s6.l* 0. Two building*, owned by sir. Marshall, xalneo af $5,000; insured lor SI,OOO. One house belonging to Unccar, rained, at about $601): no Insurance. One building, belonging to John Clancy, In which was stored a large lot of liquors. Tutsi loss, $2.3C0; insured in stock, sl,oo*l. A building belonging to Mr. tabuing sustained con* siderahle damage In the back part, but It la cover ed b> lneurar.ee. J. B. Gbio, whose saloon Is sit* nated near by sustained considerable loss in re moving his stock, but bo is also fully insured. Mr. Gblo estimates bis loss at about $2,000. FROM DES MOISES. Ilos Cholcrn—A Belligerent Engineer— Telegraph Entcrprlae— Prairie Chick* en» Shipped to Liverpool. DxsMontxs, February 1— It Is reported (bat the bog cholera has broken out among several large drovit in Marshall County. The b-mpcrance people In Ibc Sixth Congres sional District have succeeded iu clearing the en tire district ol wblskpy disfl.erlcs. An engineer earned Carroll, on the Des Moines Valley Railroad, got drunk and got into a row of the Harvey House. An attempt to quell him was made, wben bis friends rushed to bus aid, but tbo police, with a liberal use of clubs, silenced tbc rioters and brought them to justice. Carroll, after raying his flue to the Justice, retired.swearing be would shoot tbc informer, when he was again put nndsr arrest A destructive Are occurred at Wiotersot on Pri dav morning. The First Natiocal Bonk building, a photograph building and a harness shop were destroyed. The b-bgraph wires are now stretched to Grin cell, on the line of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. Eighteen thousand prairie chickens were shipped from Cedar Rapids 'o Liverpool, Eng land, last week, and on Thursday last six tons were shipped East from this city. FROM ISDIASAPOLIS. legislative—Hail rood Enterprise—Tem- perance. Iwdiakatotts, February 2—The Democratic caucus this forenoon sent in their ultimatum to the Republicans. If the Legislative or Congres slot al apportionment bills come up. they will ‘•boll’* immediately. The Hughe; “bolting” bill will be considered In the Senate text week. Articles of association of the Attica. Covington & Indian*poli« Railroad were filed in the office of the Secretary ot S'ate this morning. The cap ital stock of the road Is £SCO,OUQ, of which about JL’O.OtOhas been subscribe. Toe temperance subject la being greatly agi tated here at present, and strenuous efiorts will be made to get a prohibitory law through the Legislature. FROM MEXICO. Liberal Forces Pressing Towards the City ofincxJco—Kflbrt* to Dislodge the Imperialists from Coloma* Are. Sas Frakcisco. February 2.—The Golden Age bring* later dates from Mexico. General Alvarez bad moved bts forces towards the city of Mexico, his headquarters being at Vguaica Ibe last beard from the Imperial force under McrJcz it was besefged in Morelia by the rebels. The news of tbe taking of tbe town was soon ex pected. Corona passed Quickly through Teplc, and would march quickly on Colotna,cowin tbe hands of tbe Imperialists, making It Impossible to send merchandise to Guadalajara and otaer dtiesJrom the coast. (UC VUOSU Five or six rc'sels, with full cargoes, were due at Manzaniila from Europe. The merchandise will not be landed while the Imperialists bold possession ofColoma. Corona acd ether Generals will spare no efforts to capture tbe place. Five French vessels are lathe harbor of Aca pulco. A email force of Imperialists garrison the place. Letters from the Interior of Mexico state that there are many prominent members of tbe Church party woo nphe’d the opinion that the Anstrhn- will abandon tbe country when the French leave. FROM SASnVILLE. military Interference—Pardoned. NAsnvttLE, February 9.—A company of tbe Thirty-fourth regiment left for Overton County, to-day, to protect Ibe citizens. Anthony, tbe Federal soldier under sentence of death for killing a Nashville policeman, and his two accomplices, sentenced to twenty years* Im prisonment, have been pardoned by Governor Brownlow. FRO3I TUB PACIFIC COAST. Steamer Arrival—General Cook Chan* lifting tbe Indians, Sax Feaxcisco. February 2.—The steamer Golden Age, from Panama, with passengers from New York. January llih. arrived this morning. A telegram states that General Cook li actively carrying on the war against the Indians of Idaho ’1 ei citory, and confirms tbe report ol tho capture of 10U Indians and a large number of horses. Decision In a Savannah (Abel Case, Savaxxau, February I.—The case of The State of Georgia ts. The Ivoprletor of the Savannah fitpvbliccn, indicted for libelling S. Cohen, Con gressman elect, asserting that he wa» dcfanUcr as I’cMmaetcr, has been decided by a verdict of f;nllty. Ihc case cadted great pabl c Interest rr»m the political Usuca involved ai.d the promi nence ol t&i panics. The veidiclu considered averse to the right* o( all Northern or Union men lu this vicinity. Another Tlew of the Sooth Cnroilnn < Nrgro Difficulty. Nrw Venn. February 3.—The Now York Tri bune*# WaaMmrton special sa»a: “From n private U tier to a prominent oQlclal in thr« aty, ftoni source enlliled to fall credence. It seems there la another sloe to the Chorea* plantation outrages In Booth Carolina than that presented by the A so elated Press report. The following la fatten from the letter referred to: *J*lhe trouble on Savannah Elver was easily settled by General Scott, Commissioner of FteeX men; Pome officer sent, a squad of eoldiers to a B nutation under charge ol an ex-rebel officer, and >e negroes took exceptions to being tilled by United State* soldiers under a rebel officer. Day before yesterday a youngfcHowrodeup and down jjjfcg street. Charleston, over an hour. In fall Con feoente uniform, with at least four dozen brass batons on him. Two colored orderlies from Gen eral Scolt’a headquarters were beaten m one day while carrying orders down town. They now carry musteta wherever they so. Both the as sailants have been arrested by the Commissioner of Freedman.”* , Telegraph Company Dlrldendi. • New York, February a.—The Western Union Telegraph Company it- now paying Its January dividend at the office of the company. No. liS Broad«ay, instead of sending out checks to the stockholders as has been done heretofore. Pay ment is made on their orders or draft through banks or otherwise npon the treasurer of the company. The change made was necessary in consequence of the loss and miscarriage of checks Ihrongb mails, and the frequent changes of resi dence without notice, in a class of stockholders so large anrt.so widely scattered. Escape of Express Bobbers, New York, February 2,—The HrralcCt Dan bury (Conn} special says that the two Adams Express robbers were aided in escaping from the jail there, by the »lfe of ibe prisoner Allen and an actress named Hiss Anna Marsden, who visited Wells as a lover. Hotel Destroyed at Deeorahy lowa, Des Moists. February 2,—On the 59th Instant tbe Tremont House, at Decorab, in Ibis State, was destroyed by fire, together with a stable, six horses and a cow. The hotel furminre was saved. Loss about $20,000; insured for SB,OOO. State oftlie Allegheny River, Pittsburgh. February 2,—The rlverfis rising rap idly. It baa thawed here all day, and turned to rain this evening. The auow has entirely disap peared. Boatmen are making preparations to resume business again. Death of Judge Merrick* of Boston, Boston, February 2.—Hon. Pliny Merrick, lately Judge of the Supreme Court,died yesterday after noon. KENTUCKY CIVILIZATION. The Career and End of a Desperado, [From the Louisville (By.) Jonrajl, February l.r Onr correspondent at Mount Sterling has placed us In possession* of the particulars of the killing of Captain Wilk Warren in the streets ol Owingsvillc, Bath County, on Monday last. Warren was one of the worst characters produced by tbe late deplorable war. A man, to all appearances a victim of consumption, he made np, hi the display of the worst passions that find lodgment In the human breast, for all physical infirmities; and truly may it be salcl of him, he was pos sessed of on unscrupulous devil, that was only exorcised by the bullet of the officer that laid him dead. ■When the war broke out he espoused the Federal cause and joined the Twenty-fourth Kentucky Infantry, u regiment that, under the command of the gallant Smith Hort, won immortal honor? on many a hard-fought field. 11l health—or tne plea of ill health— in a short time procured him a discharge from the service, lie returned to hlahome. ai d when Colonel Leonidas Metcalfe raised tbe Seventh Cavalry be assisted Captain Sim Crain.in recruiting hla company, receiving a Lieutenant's commission in the command. After the arduous campaign of the winter of lti(s2 Wrrrcn's health again failed him, and once more he left the service ami returced to his home. The Home Guard organization being am thorized by the Legislature, Warren raised a company lor that peculiar service, and then began a career of deviltry almost unequalled* in the annals of crime. Robbery and mur der were mild phases of his career. At the close of tbe war. when he was compelled to disband his banditti—for his command was little els(V—'Warren was compelled to fly the country to escape the vcnaeauce of outraged justice. His wife, filled with abhorrence at his atrocious crime, was forced to leave him, and sought refuge in tbe bouse of Mr. Wash. Barnes, a relative, residing in Owlngsville. One day last week Warren visited Owmgs ville for the purpose of baviog an interview with his wile. Mrs. Barnes, fearing that he designed mischief, accompanied him to Mrs. Warren’s room, aud stood guard over him with a pistol during the interview, Warren, if he had entertained mischievous intentions, evidently considering discretion, under the circumstances, the better part of valor, left without accomplishing them. On Monday He again returned to town, and, entering the store of Mr. Barnes, be gan to abuse that gentleman in an out rageous manner, and threatened to take his life. Judge Young, who was sitting in the store, "when he heard Warren’s threats, and knowing the desperate character of the man, left in search of the town Mar shal, Mr. Clem. Satterfield, for the purpose of having him arrested before be should com mit murder. Satterfield arrested Warren, and took him before Judge Young. Alter sitting in t&c court room a few mluutes, War ren got up and walked out into tbe street, flourishing a revolver iu each baud, and de fying the whole town to arrest him. Satter field summoned a man named Edwards to assist him In rearresting the desperado. Ed wards tired a shot at Warren, but missed him. Before Warren could return the shot, Satterfield fired- upon him, the ball taking fatal effect, producing death almost instantly. Is the President Becoming Lazy? [From tbe Detroit Post. Jnnnary *iS ) Wc tear that President Johnson is becoming lazy as welt as disgusted. The telegraph to* lormsus that two Mils—the Territorial Kqual Suffrage Bill, and the bill repealing the am nesty and paidon authority given to tbe President—nave become laws by his neglect to either veto or sign them within ten days. Having signed one l)i I—that providing for a meeting ofCuugrcsson the4lh of March next —♦here were.lefl but three bills in his bands for which he would have to write veto mes sages within fifteen days. This wonld give him five days on each veto—time enough to put together such u message as he usually wiltes. Moreover, he need not have done the work himself. Stanberry could have written one veto, and Jerry Biack been persuaded to undertake another, leaving only one for Andy himself to write out. A little energy couhßiave accom nibbed the thing. Seeing that the President did not approve these two bills, and docs not approve tbe Colorado Bill yet to be heard bom, it Isreallvstrange that heshouldallow them to.become laws bv bis default. Ic may be. however, that he ‘is putting forth Ills whole strength In the preparation of a veto of the Colorado Bill, and keeping Stanberry busy helping him. if so, wc may expect a tremendously windy and wonderfully hard to-comprchend veto message next Monday i Tuesday. The thanks of the country are due to Con gress for sending in four bills in a batch, so that we have escaped the Infliction of two veto messages at feast. Let this good pre cedent become the rule; and, unless the President procures the preparatioaotadozca or two veto messages in advance with blanks lett for Inserting the title of the bills—which lie might do without detracting from either his stj 1c or strength—the country will escape a great deal of dull reading. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL MOITETAB.Y. Saturday EvxxiKe.Fcbrnarj 8,1567. Tne following Is Manager Ives* exhibit of the business otj the Clearing Home for tbe week end* lug todaj Clearing*. Balance*. . £1,272.332. &1 £117,805.40 . 1.021.1WL3) y 113,576.40 . 3.915J83.61 130, *23.20 . 1,371,705.65 151,971.1* . 1,411,030.63 171,101.09 . 1,791,461.80 983,463/3 January 23. January 23 January 30. January .‘'l. February .1, February 3 Total Last week 8,413,365.08 1,050.39183 Week, January 19....10,106,335 61 1,143,580 48 Week, January 19.. ...11,413,031 69 1,355.991.31 The general business of the citf shows do charge in the situation since last week. Trade Is dull—hopelessly dud, ana had It not been tor a “ bull” movement in Grain during the past two days, and a speculative demand for produce to dll contract* maturing on the 31st ult., the dealings would have shown a greater falling off than £COO.COO,as compared with last week. Banker* and merchants still complam of the slowness of col lections, of which abont one-third are returned unpaid. Extension* and renewals are the order of the day, and creditors are ouliged to grant them, as the debtors find it impoaaiolc In most instances to pay in full. Our Washington special ot this morning con tains the following: “ Prominent bankers have held a consultation with. Ur. UcCnlloch acd the Comptroller ol the Currency, and agreed upon the following blit, framed by John W. Ellis and Thomas B. Page o Ohio, and which meets the hearty concurrence of all parties named: l ße ite7Hiete<l,etc., TLat for the purpose of re deeming and retiring any compound interest notes outstanding and held by National Banks, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to Issue temporary loan certificates in the manner desig nated by section foor of the act approved July 28th, 1862, bearing interest at the rale of not ex ceeding four per cent per annum, principal and Interest payable in lawful money, on demand, and said certificates of temporary loan mar consdtn'e and be held by any National Bank holding or own it.g the same a part ot acd not exceeding the re serve provided for in sections thirty-one and thir ty-two of the act ti>titled •* An act u> provide for a N allonal Cnrrercy,” etc., approved Jane ?d, i£M: prmtd'd. that the amouut issued shall cot eic«ed 1100.C00.000.’ “Tho Secretary of the Treasury says the bill will relieve him of all anxiety on aecoom of the compound interest notes, and win provide for them in ecch a way as notto derange the bn in ess and filialcca of tbe country. Senators Fessenden and Sheiman. of the Finance Committee, support the measure, and It will be considered by the committee on Tuesday next. As this prevents contraction to the amount of compound notes funded, and la strongly arced by the Secretary, tt Is taken by many as an indication that tns S*cr<~ (ary \t beginning tofeel that h» hatfgone too far In M$ former tUws upon eontras'lon." The mercantile and manufacturing interests of the connlry will rejoice to sec the sign of return ing reason to oar Secretary of the Treasury, bat the proposition above mentioned will not meet with a favo-able recognition at the bands of the masses. There Is no necessity for funding the compound interest notes Into four or any other percent*. Jetthom be redeemed in plain legal lerdereatpar and accrued interest. Oar fioan dal po Icy ought to be, and must be, directed to a saving of interest by a gradual reduction of that portion of the national debt which Is interest bearing. Iho compounds are a lec*l tender, and are now doing dmy as currency, forming a portion, if not the greater part, of tho $900,000,000 reserve fond. The substitution of legal tenders for the compounds will not alter the currency status to any great ex tent as the banks will still be compelled to carry the $200,000,W0—which Is 95 per cent of their circu lation anddeposits. The conversion of the com pounds into plain legal tenders win save the Gav cmntcr.t nearly nine millions per annum, which. If applied to to (he payment of tbe public debt, would materially reduce It In a few year*. As an cvlarnce of the extent of the contraction caused by the Secretary's scheme to reach specie to t« o jein, we eubjom the inents: arw toss. Lous. D CD Quit* ,W^l Bept. 1, '6S..«SCB,X» I r<OT faSilM Sa JU.26, 'IT... 331,871,3(13 »j«jg 913,731,8(4 WWO.SSJ2 809T05. Decrease Loans. Deoosltii ,Wu B«pt.S. tt«,»7,9C8 J-'.-0.-Ji™ «•« 85.461.ra 40,a<ao »*gij UCCrUK —. Increase.. $3,971,070 RH)/« ptnmiKr>tn i Pept. 1 SooSS,K» S'Kk J&S? 1 - j>". SO 62,160.471 :^Sj Increase.’.* * l ’ C 75 > L « nrminr. Sept- i wwasura «»' p «i,v.b nvte, J«0-2« 405,306,051 J7T.SflO;o:i Decreue.. Ar will be tern Ironi the about, ih.bmkr.. Now Toilt, Baiun end PhlUdelpuuhm been depleted, m Sue months ol becke to lbs extent of or nearly tight mlUlotu p,r mm'A. ,Vcbt doubtt the rate of contraction pursued by 1 ry McCulloch. The loss in deposits In time is a trifle over *29,000.000, while the couh« «on ofloans is only a little over eight aad oal* half millions. This shows conclusively tin tt V hanks hare done aU In their po ver to accotaMite their customers; hut there la a limit to ever/thi— and should Mr. McCulloca continue to ow sno his specie hobby, and withdraw‘ts. legal tenders, the banks will he In self-defence to sharply contract the-r els count lines. This will tighten up the money keL The resultants of a stringent moneynarai are a falling off la production, a decrease la tjd e domestic and foreign, stagnation in b*uiar#». a drying np of all sources of revenue. It a»i;ta the rich richer and the poor poorer, ted if bj. lowed np rigorously, impoverishes the naaoe. Such are the evils that mnst necessarily arise horn Mr. McCulloch's plan of specie rernapdoa At the present time U is idle to talk of specie payments. Every tyro in knows perfectly well that the currency has nothing to do with the price of cold. This Is regulated by the price of our bonds la Ea rope. When our nations! credit than so appre ciate that our bonds will command par hi Undos then we are practically at specie, atd until such takes place there Is no prospect for specie, no mat. ter how much the currency may be tinkered. Let the currency be lett alone, and let ibr alas and endeavors of the Treasury Deportment and the Government be direc’od to a redaction ot thetn (erest-bearing portion of the debt, the cor sequent diminution of Interest involving • redaction in taxation, an Increase of production, and a appreciation in onr national credit. These make np the road to specie payments. Mott of the discount houses report the demend for Money lees prcsfiug, which elves a somewha easier tone to the market, hut as the great balk ofthe paper dally manning is being renewed, there Is no actual relict from the stringency which wc have dally noted during the past monte. Gov ernment was cbccklrp on seme of me Xsrfcsals to-cay. bnt the drafts were small and no Ir.ccnvc nlecce was ie!U Paper Is very closely and none bnt the best houses, on first-da-* col laterals, are able to secure accommodation. Good double names are negotiated on the street at SOpercintper atnnm. Second-class signatures cannot be sold for less than 2J* per cen> per month. Call loans are firm at 10 per cent on Gov ernment SecnrUlea. Exchange was firmer. The demand to-day was ratter more active, and in quarters prepa rations wire made to ship currency. Round lots sold between bank ar par®2s cents premium, mostly at the tipper Scare. The counter rate* were 60 cents oflQpar bnylng—mostly par—and 1-10 premium selling. For Foreign Exchange- 'here Is an active de mand, and the market closes up firm at the follow ing rates tor “short sight'*: Gold. CnrrencT. London, per £ stg .$5.00 fS-ft) Pails, par Franc 20 27t li Berlin, per Pm*. Thaler 75 I.CT Cbl.ot Hamburg, per Marco Banco 89- 51 rrs 51 Nor*>a>,perKix Mynt SO -to ft -u Sweden, per&pecie Daler... 1.16 155 Flour was rather more active. Wheat advanced Corn was tinner and Iftl’jc higher. Oats advanced He- H\e was le better. Barley wasmoreactlvo. Whiskey was neglected. Brcsna Bogs opened firmer, bnt closed 001 l and weak. Mess Pork was doll, bat firmly held. Balk Meats were m good demand at higher pnesa. Lard was more active, and &c better. Gold was higher to-day. The marked opened at 185^,advanced to 13C*4. amt clo-ed at The following quotations were received by Boyd Bros., Gold Brokers: .133* 111:15a.m .1361* ’ iSriffm.... .13614 1 1:00 p.m. 10:30 a. m. 10:45 a.m. 11:10 a.m. .136* I 2:13 p. in. 136Ji! 11:15 a. in. 11:30a.m. Eere-the market was quiet at 133«-iftiss ooymr —closing at 135J£. Silver was nominal at Iti @ino. The lottowlne table shows th* dally ranne «4 cloelogpilces of American Gold for the week end tup to-day Parge. C’oMce. Monday IMS Tnesday .13»U@KH*« ISPi 'Wcdci.-caay 131H@133>4 133 •Jbmeday..- iCtiU««U52i ISS‘4 Friday 133*4tfb13531 133*4 Saim day 135.V315UH 238(4 The Public Fonda exhibited more sircnelh ncd prices were *iG*4 better throacboat the list. Tlo folloomc ehows iho closing prlceeof to-dar. compared with those of the three pterions days: • Wea. Thar. Pri. Sat. Stses of *Bl. FiTe*T\tcotl«*.'Ci FITB-'Oventlcf,’o4 103 H 105* HO* Ilhi FiTe-TwenUc-,'C5 IB* HO* 11)6 10'* Ten-FotUe- 9U* W* 93* W* Fcrct-Thirties, Aug.... 1W54 1(4*; KM?, 101* ScTin-ninies, June. . W% l(4?i lOMi lots Seven-Thirties, Ja)y....1>4& W% lOtu tots hew Five-Twenties UK)* IUU4 lots IHS Tbe-Ftock list showed more aulmaUon and prices of Boil* ay and other abarea were belt-rail luuaJ. The following shows tbo quotations of tu-day, compared with those of tbc two previous days: Thor. Frt. hit. DM B’d. B‘d. li’il. DM. It’d. N.Y.Ceo W# Sit* six W* WX W>X Krle(ccm> MV Sfij* WjJ st»x I.* is* M. h. (ecu) 69$ 71 TfX 7tH 71 71 C. A PUU 77 78J< 80V ».V BIX WJf Uoct ls,*bd 30V *4.x VIA 93X 9SV 9»* o.an.w six sax at s>s ssi o:v ■C.AM. W„pfo... 61. X 63vetx MX 6*‘i «W P.Ft.WA(J Six W SI Six fej Qiiic; allver 37V t>7 37* 57 33 33 W. Colon Tri -tax. 44 It.S 41* 4»X » c.* a. (c0m).... uo no- no, m t'ur.Ay 126 ...i3t> .... i3j ui m. central loev 107 tor tiax to; iotv Bodaon Ulver.... 1» in IJ7X 126 tgt to lll.Crnlrat 111 V U3VH3V H 4 ll:!\’ IIW r.Aßeao. Ui* ®,X 104 *OIX 10i‘* tot 1 , ClsveA roledo... ItS Hit 113. X 133 Hu’* 111 T. A Wabash 29V <0 40V 41 4»S 41 Here there was- a good demand for Gaxera .merits, and the market was fins. Wc quote; qovxbmtest jzccnmzn— CHICAGO XAUSCT. ' „ „ Buying. Selling. U. 8, Sizes, of 1331 ......10714 jirpj C. H.MOs, 15h1....* iVTti ICTV V. B.MM, 1851 1052? 106 U. S. 6-20 S, 1563 1M -jrlX U. s. 5-Sos, small -...limraiOCK U. 8. KMI* k large flyi U. S.KMOcrsma’l I.!" in* U. 8.7-SOe,. Ist series.. .......1W« bllX £ K. I-fS*. 2d series 1 IK Vt-1 - M s,,r|c * imji ms U. S. 7-ilfc, smair .1(H« Composed. June, 1651 nc«4 July, 19»W us'* *7 Aug, 1851 HSU * OCL, 1 tti mg “ »«., 13<a 113)4 May, ISSS 112^ ~ Aug.. ISSS 11054 “ PepL, MBS no “ Oct„ lew 109 H The Second National Bui: pim t!ic folloniu? quotation* tor the Public Fur.da ; Conp., 81..107Ji@. . . 7-30j(raan)IOIH<3Wl?* 5-20 coupons, JunoComp..lSW..nH Oarce)....iOSJi@io7H July “* * “ ..irt B-oOconpous, An _ u » ii:,u IW?4®IC6H Oof “ “ ..1114 10 40 coupons, Dec. “ “ ..1134 Jl?, I ***”*- May “ 1565.. 114 10-10conpons. Aug. “ ** ..11"4 _ (small) ...tea 0...... Sept, ‘ 4 “ ..no »-30MlaT|re).lOls©lWH Oct. “ “ ..iw?J Locat Securities are doll and nominal. We quote: „ Buying. Selling. Chicago City Ts., gy jya Cook County 7’s 971^ Chamber of Commerce gj .. Liverpool advices of to-day quote Five-Twenties at «2<i- A New York telegram says: “Rumor In Wall street has it that a crisis of a threatt ning nature han?a over mnoy of the insur ance corporation of the city, owing to unprece dented losses by fires and marine disaster* during the past year. Yearly statements were published by some of the most prominent companies yes terday. by whkh It appears that many ot them cancel all the capita* represented by scrip.” The Directors of Che Merchants* Union Express Company have issued a final r«ti for payments upon stock subscriptions—or rather three calls in one. The first ts for three per cent, payable Feb tumxj s*l ♦ the second for three per cent, payable March 15th ; and tie third for two per cent, paya ble on May Ist These will make a total of twenty fire per cent paid in, and immediately after the receipt of the last instalment certificates will be Issued io stockholders. An accompanying circu lar gives a gratifying exhibit of the condition of the company. Over thirteen thousand tailes of route acd more than fifteen hundred offices are al ready in successful operation, and arrangements are In progress to further extensions, the most important of which is a main trunk line between the seaboard and the Ohio River, rid the Erie and Atlantic and Great Western Railways, and one between New York, Baltimore acd Washington. A Washington despatch observes; “ The monthly statement of the pnhllc debt will nol be ready until next week. It wilt cot show any diminution of the public debt, or any contrac tion of ttccurrcncy for January.” The N,w York Independent, in alluding to the recent panic In Wall street, remarks: “The leading broker fbr the Erie speculators has the sympathy of all tn his lice of business lie has. Innocently, been *be victim of a large number of reckless specula low, the chi*/ of vhom, it is declared, has been playing a game wbfeb would have disgraced a faro bank. The names ana tricks of the whole batch of worthies are fr« ely commented npou by a class of men who have special gilts in the use of the English languase- At least fltty thousand shares of Erie stock were bought for the clique in thre* days by the broker before spoken ot The speculator* took from him abont thirty-five thousand shares, and *hen left him to—break with tbe remaining load on his shoulders. He bad bought fbr them this stock m full confidence that he would be faithfully protect ed, according to agreement; bat was kindly per mitted at the last moment <0 be bia own execu tioner. At least a million of dollar* mare from tbe clique were required to pay lor the stock loft on tbe bands of tbe nn'ortanate broker. [Tbe broker allndod to in the above la 3lr. James Boyd, formerly ol this city.J New York Mock Marker. Closing pliers lor casa. February 2. IJJffT, received by Joseph 51. Lyons A Co„ Brokers: in *d I £5 *5 B’U. BM.I „ . ,B d. Bd. H v.Ctn i£iu UJu . tI.S.S percea. Cne(com) a;* «« *— M.e>. (curt.).,.. 7? 7i C.S'twrcnit UftHtti... „MK BI V .... U.Kk li'aod.... 95* c S- trBT . C.&N.1V...... 36$ Six I >veoao^U.Va. \ ♦— c. * K.pfs cc‘i 6?h p.. »• »jp«; MV p„fuHv.lc. r.\i **** QutPtiiiver.... ss s? I °:^ spwcest w. cou*n Tel.. 44* « , nif m l Tr w£Sfc‘..».i»« .... m°<!*iraiV.’.‘.'nn 1 D *-J s ' lo ’ .... ffi" w T «me Wat Boaiu strong: tl Board stroax. 3d t»t M