March 8, 1867 Tarihli The Chicago Tribune Gazetesi Sayfa 2

March 8, 1867 tarihli The Chicago Tribune Gazetesi Sayfa 2
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€l)icago tribune. DAILTj TBI-WE2KLI ASBlf EEHY. OF F I UK, He. 91 CLARtu,sT. There are three editions or the Tbibcwe iss— 4, vary taonunr. fbr circulation by camera, and the malls. 2d. The Tei-Wkkklt, Mondays. Wed nesdays and Fridays, tor Ui= mall* only; and the Wsssxt, on Thursday*. for the mail* and sale at our Countermand br sew amen. Terms oftbe Cblcsso Tribune: Dally delivered in me city »i*er wees) .* 25 “ “ “ ** (per quart it).... 3,»3 Dally, to maU anMcrtber* (per annum, paya ble In advance) 112,(10 Tri-Weekly. (per annum, payable in advance) 8.00 Weekly, (per annum, nayab'e in advance) ‘2.00 QT Fractional parte ol me year at tne name met. tv Persona remitting and ordetlnz-Cre or more topic* of either the Irl-Weetly or Weekly edldono tnty retain tec pur cot M the subscription price &a a Commission. 30T1CCT0 6CBSCSIBEBB.—in oidenngthe afidreM ot your papers changed, to *n event delay, be sure and specify wtatealttcn yon take— «eeWy, Trt-Weeßy, or Dally. Also, give your rcESEMandfature address Money, by Draft, Erprewa, Money orders, or In Bartatered Letters, taav be sent atom rut. Adlras, TRIDONE CO w Cbloiffo. (II FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 18G7. JIB. IOIINSON’< SUPPOSED CASE. In his message vetoing the Tenure ot Of fice Bill, Mr. Johnson expresses the opinion that in case of another civil war, or Insur rection, or effort to betray the Government toa foreign enemy, “ the power of removal ** from office by the Executive, as it his here tofore existed and been practiced, will be “found indispensable, under these circnm “ stances, as a depository of the Executive “authority of the Nation.” In support of this proposition, he refers to the fact that at the outbreak of the rebellion traitors and abettors of treason were found in every de portment oftbe Government, civil and mili tary, and that Mr. Lincoln removed them and appointed loyal successors. He add-?: ‘‘No complaints against that “power, or doubts of its wisdom, were “entertained in any quarter.” The case which Mr. Johnson supposes, and the prece dent to which he alludes, are equally unfor tunate for his argument. The people have as good a right to suppose a case as the President has, and the truth la they have already supposed a case which they deem so probable that they have acted on It. The case they hare supposed may be thus stated: In tbe event ol another rebellion, which the President is doing all in his power to bring about, or iii case ofan attempt to betray the country to a foreign enemy, as lens of thou sands in the South would do on the first opportunity, it would be essential to the preservation of the Government that Its offices of trust should be hfld by loyal men. Andrew Johnson Is not regarded as a loyal man by the people, and since his apostasy to the Union cause, has shown his sympathy with tbe rebellion by turting out the officers whom Mr. Lincoln appointed, and whom he acknowledges to be loyal, and by. pn'iing in their places the sympathizer? with rebellion, the violent Coppe'heads of the North, the lead ing traitors in the South. Now, |p the sup posed event of another civil war, the people say it would not be safe to intrust to the hands of Andrew Johnson the power to turn out all the loyal office holders of the coun try and fill tfceir places with traitors, which they believe he certainly would do. They, therefore, approve the Tenure of Office Bill ss another safeguard against a President whose course has amply justified the belief that be will do all the mischief in his power. It is true that in the case of Mr. Lincoln's removals from office, the people not only did not object, but applauded. The circum stances, however, were entirely different from those now existing. His predecessor had filled the public places, civil and milita ry, with enemies of the Government, aud believed that he could enjoy the distinction of being the last President of the whole country. It was Mr. Lincoln’s duty to turn out the traitors Buchanan had appointed, and to substitute loyal men as rapidly as possible. But let ns reverse the position o:‘ the outgoing and the incoming Presidents : let us suppose that James had been the successor of Abraham Lincoln, lu that event the power which was a means of conserving the Government, would have been wielded for its destruction. The loyal offi cera commissioned by Abraham' Lnco'n would turned out, aud their places filled by the adherents and supporters of the Southern Confederacy. country to-day has r u more confidence in the patriotism and loyalty of Andrew Johnson than It has in that ot James Buchanan, ami would not have him intrusted with any power to do evil of which Congress cau c.-nslituiionally deprive him. TBE OF CON* <; it We have .the intelligence from Washlng tou that tbe caucus of tbe Republican mem bus of lit Ilouse of Representatives have res. Ived that when Congress adjourn it will be to meet again on Ibe Sib of May. We have also tbe prediction that Ibe Senate will lot agree to this, hut will insist on an ad* jor.rnmert to r. cet again in October. The reasons which required a meeting of the Fortieth Congress on the 4th of March, have, since the passage of me Reeonstruc turn and Terurc of Office acts, to a great ex tent ccas«d tocxisl. Al that time the threat of the President to organize a Congress of which tbe Senators ami Representatives of Lis rebel Governments were to he the body, was then in full force. No measure for re constiucUon had been passed, and none bad been matured. To have abandoned the country to tbe sole keeping o - Andrew John son, would have been to abandon it to rebel ii- n and anarchy. The act for t:c meeting of Congress on the 4th of March, was at the lime ol its passage, a wise and pruden* pre. caution, and had not ibe Thirty-ninth Con grtss passed the various measures which marked its laies: days, the early meeting of the Fortie'h Congress would have been a National necessity. Thcie is at this time no bnsiness for Con gress to do that requires immediate act! >n The Reconstruction Law is about to go in’o operation, and necessarily denends much for its successupon the good faith of the Presi dent. How f*r hewill execute the bill re mains to be seen ; certainly he will not act less vigilantly under a knowledge that Con gress is iu session, or will be in session with in a few weeks, and that they have the power and will certainly impeach him if he he derelict iu hi? duty. Bu*jfor Congress to remain in session for no other purpose than merely to watch the President is hardly rccesssry. An adjournment until May is hardly long enough to give an opportunity to put the Reconstruction Law into efficient operation. An adjournment to June cr July would be to require a session in the most unpleasant and unhealthy sea son at Washington. An adjournment to Octiber, on the other hand, is considered too long a period to leave the President without ihc conservative aid of Congress. The la t oi the Stale elections for members of Con gress takes place in August, and we suggest that when Congress adjourn it be to meet again on the first Monday in September. It will then have all its members elected ; the season will have advanced far enough to be endurable in Washington, aud the Judiciary Committee will have had an opportunity to observe aud report upon the President’s con duct in executing the Reconstruction and ether laws just enacted by the present Con gress. It will be an adjournment for a period but liltl* over five months, and it will require tliat time to determine whether the law has been faithfully executed or not, and whether any amendment to it be neces sary. We suggest then that Congress, when tiny conclude their present session, take a recess to meet again on the first Monday In September. “ FALSE AS In the United States Senate, on Wednes day last. Senator Patterson, of Tennessee, son-in-law of the President, In referring to the report of the House Committee in which his name was associated with the New York Custom House frauds, said: “ T never rco ived a copper from Mr. Smvthe. 11 the Senate 'rill Derail me to ea'y so. 1 will say ii is false a-bed." We take it that the Senator does not be lieve in the existence of a hell; otherwise his declaration lacks meaning. If there be a hell, then hell is a truth,—an existing liict. If there he no hell, then it is not a fact, —is a nonentity, a falsehood. But if the Senator wishes to prove his honesty by p’acing that aud tbe non existence of a hell upon the same footing, ard expects the public to be lieve both, or neither, Ihcc w«: fear hrs hon esty will suffer in the estimation of a great, many peop’c who might have faith in it if some other standard of belief had been sug gested. Tbe taste which suggested such a form of disclaiming imputed dishonesty, and of selecting that style of phrase for his maiden si'ctch, will hardly tend to elevate the Senator ra public estimation. It has the odor of the bar-room ; it has the ring of the declaration of the rowdy, and Ps Inelegance is not extenuated by any additional force that It gives to his denial. The Senator Is evidently out of his place in the United Stales Senate. £5jTWe publish this morning an account of the rcmaikable bank frauds in Baltimore. The Baud has been committed by two of the clerks, by one of them for thirty-five years, atd the other for twenty-seven years. The Bank Inspector some time age exam! ned the books and leported them all right, but a second Inspection resulted in the discovery of the fraud, and the detection of the guilty parties. That part cf the law providing for an inspection of the books and accounts of all the National Banks, is an excellent and wholesome feature. Two things, however are required to secure Us full benefits; one is, that the inspectors should be fully com ; etent for the duty, aud the other is that the inspection should be thorough and rc- I-eatcd at brief intervals. The bank officers should court these investigation?.-.and |ce tint they were thorough an^completc. TUK flVfe GE Mi BA OS The telegraph informs us that General Grant has sent to the President the names of Generals Sheridan,Sickle.-, BchoQeld,Thoma3 and McDowell as the five commanders of the five Districts into which the South has been divided by the new Reconstruction Law. It >s probable the President will approve the sek-v»soDs, although if he bad originally nominaleA«^ elDj } 8 6carce jy probable that either sickles, Cberidan or Thomas would have been among t be- General Sickles ren dered himself distasteful an attempt to abolish the negro whipping posts of North Carolina; and his hAerfeV ence to prevent the barbarity was so mined that the President was compelled to overrule him. It was a necessity congenial tohis feelings, but one which, he was consci ous, would give him no credit with the coun try, or with the future historian. Further more, the humble individual docs not lik* a General whom be is compelled to over rule;, he wants implicit obedience to his pro-slavery policy. General Sheridan wonld not allow his ratne to he used as authority for the rebel falsehoods by which it was sought to justify the New Orleans mas sacre. He • declined Mr. 'Johnson’s polite telegraphic invitation to do so, and alien the time came plainly told the truth. This did notat all suit Mr. Johnson’s views or purposes, and he has never liked Sheridan since. General Thomas is known as an officer whese sympathies are wholly with the loval party of the country. In Tennessee he has used whatever power he has been permitted to wield, to sustain the State Government, to encourage loyalty and frown upon treason. This sympathy with the loyal men of Ten nessee is especially hateful to Mr. Johnson ; for of all the men in the land he is most anxious to do them hsrm. Haying betrayed the Union men of bis own State, his own neighbors and friends, the men for whom he so lately professed to entertain such affection and sympathy, bis hatred of them is proportioned to tbe in jury he sought to Inflict upon them, and to his humiliating failure. The appointment of these three Generals will be hailed by the country as an earnest lhat the new Reconstruction Law is to be en forced in good faith. The people will enter tain tbe utmost confidence that within the jurisdiction of these three Generals, super vised by Grant himself, there will be no failure. rlie Chicago, Sodalia A Fort Scott Ballwav. Sedaxia, Mo , February 23. To the Editor of Ibe Chicago Tribune: A dance at the map cf the State of Mis souri show that the city of SeJalia is •ituated in Pettis County, and that Pettis County is near the centre of that State, eur routdedbya country as fertile aod beauti ful as any in the West. The town of Sedalia is growing rapidly, snd has already achieved a considerable business importance, its sales of poods ard produce last year amounting to about four millions of dollars. the ship* ping point fora vast a-ca,of country lying westward, and its trade extends as f*r as Fort >cott, which lies southwest of Sedalia about one hundred miles. Feeling their need of an escape from the clutches of the Pacific Railroad and from the large prices St. Louis demands of them for goods, the poeple are moving in a new railroad enter prise, and one, that if completed (as the writer believes it will be), cannot fail to be of great advantage not only to Missouri, but also to Chicago, assuring to her. as it will, i ot the trade of a limited district only, but in reality the commerce of an empire. It is true that the enterprise of the West has assumed a character so liberal, adven turous aud well organized, that whenever a railway becomes a commercial want it Is ►rre to be built. It Is true also that Chicago is already great; that s-othing can prevent her onward march to l:cr destined position os the second city in the Union; still she can well afford to assist m hastening her great future and In making the most of her present. She holds her vast enterprises easily in her hands and upon her opulent shoulders, aud, notwithstanding that, she has a dozen railroads already pour ing upon ber a commerce that for its age has no parallel in history. Chicago can yet afford to lay hold of another, and assist in building the “Chicago, Sedalia & Fort Scott Railroad.” Then, with the Mis sissippi bridged at Quiucy; the present incubus to through freight removed, which resbipment at Palmyra involves ; with a direct line through to Fort Scott, connect ing with the Hannibal & St. Joseph Road at or near Brookfield ; the Missouri bridged at Arrow Rock, Chicago will have secured to herself in perpetuity the entire commerce of 'a vast region of the finest country in the world. To accomplish all this, it is only necessary to build seventy three miles of railroad, namely, commencing at the point ol inter* jictiunon tbe Hannibal & St. Joseph Rail* road near Brookfield, running thence through Clnriton, Saline and Pettis counties to Scdalia, three counties confessedly amongst the finest and richest in tbe State. The nest end of Ibe road iroui Scdalia to Fort Scott the people here consider a fixed fact, and, although it may be a question how far that west end *ou.d benefit Scdalia, there cio be no doubt as to its vast importance to Chicago. Al* icady the counties of Bates and Henry, ihrongb which it will pass, have subscribed :bree hundred thousand dollars, and the .ullcst confidence is felt that tbe road will ►•e built., It w ill be well for Chicago if it is. Many clear-headed men believe that the seventy.three miles of road from Brookfield •o Scdalia would be a paying enterprise from lie very start. Almost all the lumber sold litre comes from Chicago via Su Louis, and •s carried by teams many miles into the couu. «ry. The thousands upon thousands, ind tens of thousands of cattle that go from here East by St. Louis aud Toledo would all go to Chicago. The average of wheat per a?-re, too, in all this fertile region is about thirty bushels. Immigration is pouring in in numbers that one can scaicely credit. Lead also is shipped from here iu large quantities, and, as an example, last week one hundred and fifty wagons, all loaded with lead, were reported stuck fast in the mud between here and Newton County, .ell' bound for Sedalla. All the war from Brookfield to Fort Scott the road would run :hrough a fertile and productive country, ami Chicago would receive an acquisition to ;icr commerce snch as she received when her Northwestern opened to her the boun icons fields of Minnesota aud Wisconsin! Then, the road built through to Fort Scott, it would eventually go through to the Gulf, md Chicago would he the eastern terminus •f a road that found Its western end at Gal v sloe. T. S. A. 3 lie insurance Question. Chicago, March 7. To the Editor of the Chicago Tribune: In thanking you for your courtesy in in serting ray former communication, permit me to state that It was not my desire to ignore the strong grounds upon which your suggestion of increasing rates according to Wmproportion of property insured was based ; nor did 1 overlook the principles so clearly enunciated in your article of yesterday ; but, as the suggestion was one which, if ear ned out. would affect nearly every policy holder, I washed to present the other side of th? matter, so that it might be well and lully considered. All mnet acknowledge the force of tbe .■rinciples you so powerfully advocate; but .he question is, would the adoption of your -uggestion accomplish the desired result ? it should not be forgotten that there arc already two powcrlul checks against fraud, viz: the non-liability ol the insurance com panies In such cases, so far os regards the persons committing fraud, and the liability .if the latter to b i criminally prosecuted, if this hairier tails, I cannot think that any mere increase of rates in the method pro posed would succeed better; whilst, for the reasons slated in ray former letter, I fear a large number of bona fide policies woald either be withdrawn, or the amount so diminished as to seriously affect the •irospeiity of companies. It *.ould be interesting to know what pro p ilion of losses is the actual result of trand, because It is a very convenient excuse or officials to offer to shareholders when oiei-s have really been sustained by accept ing unsafe risks. It seems to me that the only true basis upon winch rates should be built is the character ol the goods to be insured, and the nature and surroundings of the building in wnich such goods are stored. By the ** sur roundings,” 1 meau the degree ol liability ol an cut’re block of buildings to being de stroyed should a fire break out la any one of them. All insurance business to be sale' must be iccll attributed, and hence the necessity of limiting the total risks accepted by any ous company within a given area; nor should luch total be the same In all cases, hut it stould be governed by such considerations as that just referred to. For this purpose, the appointment of an experienced surveyor seems to be absolutely necessary. During the last two years a large propor tion of,the losses have been of an excep tional character—such, for instance, as the lire ut Portland—aud to meet such losses, only twol methods appear practicable, viz ; by a temporary advance of ail rates, or by draw i: g upon the reseryc. The provision of a re serve fund bus been unfortunately too much neglected, and the present crisis should teach insurance companies the lesion of laying up in times of pro-perity against future contin gencies. * For security against fraud, apart from the protection which the law now gives to in surance companies,! fear all other meins will he unavailing, except the total rejection of all suspicious proposals, and a more vni ted and diicrmintd effort to detect and punish offenders. W. P. J- THE NEW TAX LAW. A Complete Summary of Its Pro- visions. A B eduction of Twenty-Eight Millions in Taxation. The New Income Tax. •ire Per Cent on Incomes Exceed ing One Thousand Dollars. The Free list Changes in the Stamp Act. [From the New .York Wo:Id. March slh.] Tl. President on Monday signed the act c * both Houses of” Congress-on baturdaj night *‘to amend cxis’lug laws re lating to Internal Revenue;” better known as the flmeno».tory Tax Bill. The following is a coircct trauj Cr | 0 t from the act of the new rates of taxman. together with a com pletc list ol the otw/tfonal articles placed upon the free list, ana which are thus re lit ved from further intern.; dnty . Iq one or two instances the rates win he found the same here as tu the old law. Ti-se instances arc duplicated, trom the fact that*, spirited contest took place over them, rcDQ?rin<r it necessary to give the final result. In w.ncr respects the rates herewith given are omy the changes from the old law. The mostlm portanl changes will be found in the cigar tax and in the free list. The reductions pro vided by the bill go Into effect on March 1, 1607. The following is an alphabetical list of the subjects and the new tax on the same: Apothecaries, batchers, confection ers, plumboe, and gas-fitters. .whose annual sales exceed f 22,000 (In addition to special tax now re- quirod), a tax for cvciy thousand It; ufldiuou to F2S,UUO of J dollar. Boots and sliocb made wholly or In part of India rubber .2 ner cent. BoLtele 2 per cent. Butter or chctec (no special tar required.) clgaie, cigarettes, and cheroots of all descriptions, macc of tobacco or any bubsatut- tberefor, per tbontaud . 5 dollars. [Note. —Tbr go tclorttn tax on cigars I: wholly abolished, and a uniform rate established as green.] * otron, raw, per lb 2js cents. Copper and bro*a nbc? 5 per cent. Dietlilrd Spirits, whiskey, Ac., per gallon ... .Sdollars Fcny companies, receipts of. 2J4 per cent. Gas Companies—Taxis same as lu old law, oat it companies arc authorized (0 charge the tax to cotisnmcis without limit of time. (Tbe old law limited tbe time to April 1,1807.) OuLpO" der. canltler powuer, per 8)..5 cents Gunpowder, for sporting purpose^ in kegs 1 cent. Gunpowder for blasting, perlh. ...iJ4ecn*. Glass.manulactnres of 8 percent Grapee; brandy made from, per gal lon 1 dollar. ITats, cats, and hood) of all descrip tions Snerccnt. Hoop skirt*.... A percent. Locomotive and marine engines. ...5 per cent, brother ofall descriptions and goat, deer, calf, kid, horse, and dog skins, tanned or finished, or par tially in the rough 24 per cent. Sugars produced from engar-cane, and not from eorgbum or imphee, per 1 cent. Sugars refined, not luclnatng syrup or molasses per cent. Screws, wood 5 per ccnL Wool, manufacture o£, where wool is elite! component per cent. No tax shall be imposed upon the dyeing or rcdyelne, or reprinting of cloths or other arlicies, except the process of their manu facture. THE STAMP TAX. The stamp tax is but little changed by this amendatory act. No stamp cither for probate of will, on letters testa mentary, or of adoiintisration, or on administrator or guardian bond is re quired when the value of the estate and effects, ;eal and personal, does not exceed one thousand dollars. No stamp tax is rc* quljcd opou any papers necessary to be used lor the' collection Jrom the Government of any claims by soldiers or their legal repre sentatives of the United Stales, for pensions, back pay, bounty, or for property lost in the service. The fifty cent stamp on writs or .other original documents by which any suit Is commenced in court and on confessions of judgment, as well as stamp t-ix of twenty live cents on warrants of distress, arc abol ished. TUB FREE LIST. The following list of additional articles have been relieved from further taxation: Apple paring machines. Advertisements in newspapers. Alcoholic and ctterial vegetable extracts, when solid at d ured solely for mediciaal purposes. Bate rope, wines and netting for seines, twine, and lines of all kiuas. Bar, tod, hoop, hand, sheet and plate iron, and Iron prepared for manufacture of steel. Brneb-hlocks. Beehives. Canned and picserrcd meats, including shell Gib. Carbonic acid ai d carbona’e of lime, tucd solely for difliifeciunls. Carpet bag and caba frames. *■ Canoed aud preserved vegetable? and fruits. Caske. ebums, l-arruls, woo-icn orushes, and biovm bandies, tanas, and aits m-tdt* of wood, including cooperate of alt kinds, bangs aad plugs,' packing boxes, neat boxes, and match boxes, whether made ol wood or other male rials; wooden banns, plough beams, split-bit om chans ano turned matensls tor tne same nnmao nuCac nred, and saddle-trees made ot wood, and nia.cb boxes heretofore made on which a tax has not ocet- paid. i actings ot iron, copper, or brass made for ma chinery, cam, or tealas, and castings made to rurm a'part ol any article upon which, to a finished state. atax 1* a-Fiti-red and paid. Cast-iron aolkov-wan.*, and cast-iroc hollow ware tinned, enamelled, japanned or galvanized. clock trimming* namely: Clock work, eloex pillars, each tuicuinijs lor clocks, winding keys, veirer act! per.dalnm rods. Cluiblug or amclc-of dress col specially con* ir.eiaied, iiiau--bi Feeing for the wear ot men, women or children, fr.nn cloths or fabrics on whicD atax or doty has been paid. Copper bot oms far articles made for domestic ano cnlinary purposes. Uoors. window eaeb, Muds, frames, aad sills of wtaiever material. Diain. ga«, and water-pipe made of wood or cement Fabrics, the produce of band-looms. Frames and baddies for saws and back-saws. Glue and gelatine, of all descriptions, in Un solid stale. Glue and cement mode wholly or In part of glue in u e liquid elate. Hoie.-rakes, horer-prwers, tedders, ham's, scythe Fnams, bay-forks, hoes and portable grind ing u-llis. Horse blankets, made from cloth on which a tax or duty cas been paid. of pisnolortes. Licorice and licorice paste. MaencMum lamps. Uanntaclures of jnte. Molasses, concentrated molasses. Mc'ado or sugar cane juice and cistern bottoms. Oil nnphiba, benzine, benzole or gasoline, mark ing more than eettnty degrees Bsumc's hydrome ter, i he product of the distillation or redisitllatiun or refining of crude pelroieom or of crude oil produced oy a single distillation of coal, shale, peat, asptaunm o: other bitununoos substances. Palm leaf and straw, bleached, split, prepared or adorned by being braided or woven, bat not made up Imo bats, bonnets oi hoods. Potato books, notato digitcis, pitchforks,manure and spsdlog forks. Pottcrv-waru of all descriptions, Including stone, earthen, brown and yellow-earthen, and common or gray stone ware. Pumps, garden engines, and hydraulic rams Kock ax-droot-digccs or excavators. Pool beer and other email beer. Ba.t. School-room scats and desks, blackboards, and globes of all triads. Bb ds, wheelbarrows, and band-carts, aid fence. made of wood. Soap, common brown. In bars, sold for less than seven cents per pound. Haws (buck). Baws tor co'tou gins, when n s ed by the maker in tbc manufacture of gin. Boles and heel-taps made of Inlii-rabber or of India-rubber and other materials. fchL-llflsb of all kinds. Shirt fronts or bosoms, wristbands or cut& for shirts, except those made of paper. Bpiral springs nsed In the mana'acturc of farnl tme. Stove polish or other manufacture exclusively of plumbago. Stump machines. Sice) of all Qc-cripltous, whether made from muck, bar, blocmg. slabs, loop:, or other .vise. Straw, or binders' boards, and binders' cloth. Tags for merchandise ana direction, made of cloth, paper or metal, whether blank or printed. Ttlmbic-skcins o.* pipe-boxes made of iron. Tinware .or domestic or cnlinary purposes. 'Uuram&ris.c blue. Vaisiro. , , Wagons, carts and dravs, made to be nsed for | farn.lcrf or lumber purposes. Washing, mang'm>r and clothes-wringlne , machines, zinc Washboards, spinning and Uax wbecls, hat d reels, band looms, wooden knobs. Wire clotb. It is provided that the exemptions afore* said shall, in all cases be codified exclusively to said articles In thes'ate and condition specified in the 'foregoing enumeration, and shall not extend to’ articles in any other form, nor to manutactnrcs from said articles. INCOME TAX. The following is tbenew Income tax, which is fixed at a unilorm rate, and goes into cf ieci Mmcb 1.1807. The tax on incomes for 1600 Is to be levied the day this act goes Into effect. Income from gains, profits from p-operty, rent, Interest, dividends or salaries from any profession, trade, or any employment, a tax bn the amount so derived over one thousand dollars, of five percent. And In addition to one thousand dollars exempt from income tax, all national, State, county, and municipal taxes paid within tbc year shall be deducted from the gains, profits, or iccoaie of the person who actally paid the same, whether snch person be owner, tenant, or mortgagor; losses actually sustained during the year mining from fires, shipwreck, or Incurred in trade, and debts ascertained to be worthless, but excluding all estimated depreciation of values and losses within the year on sales of real estate purchased two years previous to the year for which income is estimated; the amount actually paid for labor or Interest by any person who rents lauds or hires labor to cultivate land, or wbo conducts any other hnshicss from which income is actually de rived ; the amount actuary paid by any per son for the rent of thehonse or premises oc cupied as a residence for himself or his family; the amount paid out for usual or ordinary' repairs: Provided , That no deduc tion shall be made out for new buildings, permanent improvements, or betterments, made to Increase the value of any property or estate : And provi icd, farther. That only one deduction of the thousand dollars shall be made from the aggregate income of all the members of any family, composed of one or both parents, and one or more minor children, or husband and wife; that guardians shall be allowed to make such de duction iu tavor of each and every ward, ex cept that iu case where two rr more wards arc comprised m one family, and have joint property interest only one deduction shall he made in their favor: And provided further. That In cases where the salary or other com pensation paid to any person in the employ ment or service of the United States shall not» xceed the rate of one thousand dollars per annum, or shall be by fees or uncertain i r irregular in the amount or in the time during which the same shall have accrued or been earned, such salary or other compensa tion shall be Included in estimating the an nual gains, profits, or income of the person to whom the same shall have been paid. In estimating the gains, profits, and income of any person, there shall be included all income derived fiom interest upon note*, bonds, and finer st curities of the United States; profits realized within the year from sales of real estate purchased w ilb!n the year or within two years previous to the year for which in come is estimated; Interest received or ac crued upon all notes, bonds, and mortgages, or other forms of Indebtedness bearing inter est, whether paid or not, ifgood and.collect able, less the interest which has become dne from saidperson duriag the year; the amount ol all premium on sold and .coupons; the amount of sales ol live st ‘ck.-smrar, wool, butler, cheese, pork, beef, mutton, or other nuats.Aay and grain or other vegetable or o'her productions, be'ng the growth or pro duce of «he estate of such person, not includ ing any wut thereof consumed directly by the family; all other gains, prefits, and In come derived fiom any source whatever; ex cept the rental value of aoy homestead used or occupied by any person or by bis family in t!s own right or in the right of his wife; and tbcsbarc of any person oftbe gains and profits of ali companies, whether incorporat ed or partnership, wh** would bo entitled to the same If divided, whether divided or oth erwise, except the amount cf Income receiv ed from Institutions or corporations whose officers, as required bylaw, withhold a per centum of the dividends made _by»Bucli insti tutions, and pay the same to. officers author ized to receive the same; and except that portion of the salary or pay received for ser vices in the civil, military, naval or other service of the United States, includimrSena tors. Representatives, aud delegates in Con gress, irom which the tax bus been deducted. THE ESTIMATED BEDCCTION OF KEVEKDB. The Internal Revenue Department esti mate the following annual redactions of rev enue on the articles named by this amenda tory law: .. Alcrellc extracts Bale rope, twice, &c Carpet-bag names.- Casks, barrels, and all cooperage mouo castings j|3}Ss Hollow-ware %’s*®™’ clock trimming- oaJS C.olhlog .... -t.iWO.OJO Drain, gas, end waUr-pipe made of wood, or cement jW**; Copper bottoms 2,000 rash, Ac Glne arm gelatine, solid '"•JJJjJ Clue ana irelatiiie, liquid... JWsK Horse-rake*, tedders, Ac.... 50,00 J Pima km. Jus - W,"l" 1.1c0.-1cc...., 1.000 Manufacture* ofjiUc 1.000 Molasses, Ac SU,OOJ Napb’bu, Ac., above 79 «g I 253,0U0 I‘aimleaf. 73,000 I’oiltry ware 121,000 800 l diggers, Ac. 5,003 fait 7. 180,000 fcalep, puisne, garden eegines, Ac...... 150,003 School furniture 50,000 Hods, wheelbarrows, and nand-carts. .. 33.000 Rubber *o!ea 1,000 Stfd of all descriptions 15,000 A:... 50.000 Tags.... Tlnvare. ....... 1,000 Ultramarine blue 1,000 Varnish 200,000 Wagons, cart.*, ana d'flye. &c 300,000 Warblrg machine*. Ac 50,000 Bools ord shoes, rubber 100,0 0 Brandy from grape* 100,000 Haig, &c JUO.OOO Hoop eklita , 300,000 Suear 50.000 Pnpar refiners 600.000 Wood ecietrs 110,009 Cinipotider lOJ.^OO ArtTcrfiaemcDla fIUO.OOU Income: Exemption of «I.COO 6.500,000 Ten per cent reduction to 6 pjr cent ...18.0Ki.000 Total The administrative sections oftbe new act relate almost entirely to the collcctlonof the tax on distilled spirits. It provides that beieaftcr “all distilled spirits, bef»re being icmc ved from tbe distillery, shall be inspect ed and gauged by n gcneial Inspector ol spir its, who -ball murk the barrels or packages in the manner required by law; and so much of tbe act approved July 13,1800. as requires tbe appointment of an Inspector for «*acb dis tillery established according to liv is re pealed. It is provided that such otter du ties as have heretofore been imposed ipon inspectors of distilleries may bo performed by such other duly appointed officers as nny be designated by the Commissioner of Inter nal Revenue.” THE EAXSAS CITY AKD CAMERON KAIUIOAD. Statistical (Cepors of lire Commerce of Kbdikh €liy, We puhllsb below a statistical report of Kansas City, which shows bow important it is to Chicago to complete our railroad con nection with that p*aco. The Cameron & Kansas City line of fifty miles Is all that is wanting. An appeal has been made to our citizens to loan one hundred thousand dol lars on Kansas City eight per cent bonds to help complete this link. We understand that over sixty thousand dollars of the loin has been taken in this city- Ccr a’niy our business men will see to it that the balince la not wanting: Kansas Citt, Mo., February 27. To ihc Common Council oi tbo Ciiy of Kaneas: Gentlemen: Your committee appoint.d to collect the commercial statistics and to take the census of Kansas City for the year 1860, hate the honor to report the following facts taken from the able and interesting re turns of Mr. Malone, whom your committee employed os superintendent ol the whole work, viz: Whites. Biackf. ToUl 15.0C1 Business transacted to the following Hues ofcomincicial irnJlic, to-wit: Agricultural implement* $ ITGJIOO Auction bales general merchandise C2U.003 Boots and eboea 173.000 Brokerage and commission .. 5,'i37,g30 B< oks ana blalloiitry 2M,!M Uoibini: T 23,841 • amoves and wagons.... 112,470 Cor.ltcnoi.cry 60.1«5 Coal and wood ..... 15.%22i Caule (beef) 2jO.COJ i»ry Goods 3,711,000 Drugs a>'d meficlnes Sld.ixio Msd-tuge ... 0,337,250 Ferriage.. ... Freighting... Furniture Gromits Hats and Caps. Bay Uaidwarc ICC Jew-lry •I.utnber... i.ncry... Liquors ,Manufacture* - .Med cut instruments. Milllocry « runlbue (city fares). i botonrup&iocßwarc ieptsamnl 49,005 i-twing machtLes 2u»<)Jo fcaddlery Occludingleather findings)... 2NJ,O>O 11 amixj" (cl.'y transportation) 20.),i)0 Wool 171'GiG Iti til Esiale transfer 1.351.030 Total rnliuli'gi-'ratcd in ISG6. Valued at Tnc ci'y contains 14 churches. 2 colleges, 2 academies, 12 primary schools, 21 dry goods bouses. 85 grocery bouses, 13 clothing bouses, 8 liquor aud 15 boot aud shoe bouses, 8 hotels, 2 daily newspapers. 3 weekly news papers, (one'German) and 1 Medical Journal. There arc seven miles of macadamized streets within the city limits, and four miles beyond, the latter connecting with our main avenues. There are three railroads com pleted to this point, and four railroads in processor construction, viz: FINISHED HOADS. The Missouri Pacific, from St. Louis, 255 miles; the Missouri Valley, to Leavenworth, 30 miles; the Union Pacific, E. D., to Saline City, Kansas, 174 miles. UNFINISHED HOADS, WHICH WILL HE COM PLETED IX ISO 7. Kansas City & Cameron, to Chicago; West Branch North Missouri, to St. Louis ; Platte Country,tolowa line; Kansas*Neosho Val iev. to Galveston. * The Missouri River bridge, Intended to connect the three railroads on the north side ol the river with the four railroads ou the south side, is under contract, and the work thereon is being pushed with vigor. The bridge will have five piers exclusive of abutt lucnts. Tbe south abutiraent, aud first, second and third piers will be construct ed with solid masonry upon rock founda tions. The fourth and fifth nters and north abnttments will bo placed upon “pile loundatlons.” The length of ‘‘draw” is to be 300 feet, and consequent ly tbe second or pivot pier will be the same length, running up and down the river. The bridge is to be erected with the lower chord ten feet above high water mark of 1844. A highway passage will be attached to the same chord with the railway track. Tbe expense of this structure is estimated at $700,000. and it ia calculated that from 1,000 to 2.000 mechanics and laborers will be constantly employed ou the work during the uext twelve months. ' Begging to be discharged, your committee have the honor to be. Yonr odcdlcnt servants, (Signed) John R. Balis, Thomas Bijkkb, Nathaniel Vincent, Charles Dwtek. BEET SUGAR. An Immensely Profitable Branch of Indoitir, IFrom the New York Tribnn c, March Sth-l Mr. Hotchkiss’ persistent effort to obtain the consent of Congress to admit beet sugar making machinery free of duty, we learn, was finally successful in the last Lours of the session, Such, at least, is the report. We hope it is true, if it will do anything toward turning the attention of our people to sugar making irom the beet. Whatever tends to give an impulse to this branch of industry is t<> be applauded- It cau hardly fall to excite surprise in the mind of any one who has paid attention to the development of it in France and the Low Countries, and seen the success with winch it is there prosecuted, that the United States has given so little attention to this subject. The latest statistics show that of the sugar consumed in France three-quar ters is produced from the beet—the consump tion being over fourteen pounds per head. But the point to which we desired to draw special attention is the 'act that the product pays an enormous internal revenue tax to ihe Government—some five or six cents a poond. Now, if beet sugar-maxing can be made profitable under such a tax as this, while refined sugar is everywhere sold in France at twelve to fourteen cents a pound, why cannot it be made immensely profitable here, w here the tax is little or nothiog.and the price of sugar greater than there? The soil and climate of the more Northern States are as well adapted to the growth of the beet as those of France. Pennsylvania and the Slates lying west of her, within the same parallel, can raise the sorghum to advan tage, and do so. But New York, and New England and the North west are too far noriu for this plant, and it is in those districts where the beet best flourishes and affords the largest amount of saccharine matter. From what we know of the culture in France and the Low Countries, we do not entertain the slightest doubt that the beet led sugar manufacture in this country is desllica to be a vast, and profitable interest. The only wonder is. It has been so long in being developed. It can only be ac counted for by the fact that we have so long had a supply of cheap cane sugar from Louisiana and the West Indies. But the experience of France aud Holland shows that raising sugar from the beet Is both more certain and more profitable than rais ing it from the cane. And such will un doubtediy be found to be the experience of this country, when Northern enterprise and prerey shall hare fairly embarked in this branch of Industry. We are persuaded there is to oc a new revelation »f the capacities of Northern sericulture, when our people shall have fully and understandlngly engaged In thls culiure. When we reflect that the beet sugar crop of France is worth fifty million dollars annually in the raw state, wo can f->nn tome idea of the impulse oar sgrlcal lure mustrcceive from the fall develop* ment of such a mine of wealth among us. an extraordinary bank defal- cation. Three Hundred Thousand Dollars Sto len from a Baltimore Bank by two of lia Officers—Thirty-live Tears of Crime- [From the Baltimore American, MarchJ.] This comparatively quiet and nnseasation alcommunity was startled on Saturday last by rumors of the discovery of a heavy defal cation upon the part of two officers' of_the. National Mechanics’ Bank, well known to the business-community, and subsequent de velopments only proved the rnmors too well founded for the-comfort of depositors in the peculiarly unfortunate instltntl <n concerned. The particulars, so. far as can be learned, appear to be that on Tuesday last a United States Government Bank Inspector, Mr. Cal lender, commenced an investigation into the condition of the National Mechanics 1 -Bank, located on the sootheast comer of Calvert and Fayette streets, and during the day dis covered false entries upon the books in which aro kepttheaccouots of foreign banks, and which are in charge of Samuel Q. Wentz, who was known as the “foreign book keeper.” He suspended his work and went to dinner, and upon his return discovered that during his absence false entries, to the BUiOuot ol $210,000, had been made. Ho im mediately stopped all the business of the hank, closed the books, and proceeded to fenet out the matter of the apparent mil* firacticc. This was continued until Saturday ost. when all the evidence pointed to Wentz and John H. Rogers, the paying teller, os the criminals, and this system of peculation was traced back over a period of twenty*seven years. Upon being informed of the suspicions and evidence against them, both Wentz nod Rog ers made full confessions, at least so far us their statements can be relied upon. The former says that this system of robbery has been in progress ever since he has been in the hank—a period of thirty-five yearsr thougb nothing lias been discovered beyond twenty -seven years hack. He admits having stolen over $200,000, and though somewhat yorried at the predicament in which be finds himself, seems to think he has com mitted ho very crave offence. He professes to have a very had memory as to dates and figures, and has given no particulars as to what use he made of the money, further than that it has*all been used up. Regers acknowledges having taken SO,OOO altogeth er, $4,000 at one 1 Ime and $2,000 at another. ' It has not been definitely learned - bv what process the money was gotten bold of by the guilty parties, bnt the deficiencies are uo dmlood to have been covered up by charg ing them to the account of foreign banks. The sum of $300,000 is supposed to be about the amount missing. Sufficient evidence of >hc guilt of the accused having been ob tained, the Cashier of the bank, Mr. Cole man, with Mr. Canghy, one of the Directors, appeared before Justice Hayward, and, hav irg made the necessary affidavit, procured warrants for their arrest, which were placed in the hnnds of Policeman Irving, who at once took them into custody and took them bclore the Magistrate. Weutz here bad but little to say, while Rogers stated that- he was entirely 'taken by surprise, and,, as he hud no counsel, would like to make some remarks in expla nation. The Justice, however, advised him to say nothing until he had consulted with counsel, ai d required each party to give bail in the sum ol SIO,OOO to await* the action ol the Grand Jury. Michael Warner, the Presi dent ol Ihc hank, who is a bro*hcr-iu-law of Rogers, was sent for and became his bonds* man, hut Wentz, being unable to procure bail, was committed to jail. Both of these parties have long been era* jf*yed in the bank, and-up to tbc last week unjojed the confidence of their employers. Rogers, who is about forty-five years of age, was one or the principal witnesses In the cele brated case of .Turner and Birch, who were convicted abo«t twenty years ago of embez zlingmoney fn»a the same institution. He resided with Ids faully at No. 575 Lexluglon street, and was rcguHed as living in mode rate style-nothing indicting an appropria tion ol ill gotten gain. K eu tz is u man of nearly sixty years, with a lai» L . a tul extrava gant lirmily, but lived in a bou» e of modest ijiopcrllons, neatly furnished. No. 337 West Fayette street, and nothing j Q conduct-' would bavo led the mrst skeptical* to suspect that for hair his lifetime 19 had been appropriating with lavish hard the funds of other people. He was a Plain man in appearance, known as a prominent member of the English Lu theran Church, and a regular Sunday school teacher, and was scarcely ever observed out of the routine ol Ids business at Both parlies are very resjHicUbly connected, and their confession -or and detection In 528,705,000 crime of such a serious character must fall with crushiug.wcight upou tneir respective families and Iriends. The robbery is regarded as one of the mostaoroii on record—the length of time fur which it continued evidencing this— ond, probably, ran througu a longer series ol years than any buak defalcation yet discovered. The acuteness of the Inspector, Mr. Callender, • is certainly worthy of all commendation, and is only another proof of tiie wisdom and efficiency of the present National bank system, as, under the old system, these peculations might have been continued until the cud of time. A rather singular fact, however, Iu connection with the BQtject is, that these defalcations were entirely overlooked at au inspection previously made by a Government official. On Saturday evening a meeting of bunk Presidents was held at the Mechanics’ Bank, for t lit- purpose of ascertaining the condition of the bank, when the Government Inspector made au exhibit of its affairs, and the meet- 13.-04 1,200 id.nnu 4.oTi3a 115.000 6,4s‘kJft! 115.00 03.000 51W.SM 40.000 W 1.500 14ii,C')H 111/J)) 1,513,013 82,030 51', 0 0 ao.ooi “0,0 10-85.001 85.001 ii-g concluded Ihsi the Institution would be able to met t every liability on prcieututiou. The President and Directors hare also is sued tbe following can!: •<.* TO TUB rCBLIC. Tin' President aud Hircctois of tbe National Mechanics' nai k atnuuncc, io tlieir great sur j riseand reefer, ih-it a neavy defalcation, run nine thronph a period of t »cniy-ecvtn years, has been diycovereo l>y the Government Inspector. I bey deem It tbeir duty to give this notice to the public, ULd In doimreo. ibey confidemty assure the d polio: s that the bank is atnol.v able to meet its liabilities and to contimie its business. Io tbi- opinion the Government In «pector coincides Tic transfer books will 1»-j clo-ed until lur:bcr noiicc. The holders of notes of the National Me chaoics’ Fauk need he under no apprehen sions as to their safety, as under the Nation* ul Bank b>btcm th<-fuitu-e of a bank docs not affect the notes, which are secured by tbe dep» sit of bonds in the hands of the Government. The uotes will therefore be received lo business or by any of the hanks of deposit, the same as if nothing had hap pened to the bank. .SJ7.GOU.S27 S2.IQG.MW THE BOSTON FINANCIAL EXCITE MENT. The Failure of ITlclicn, Ward Sc Co.—A 'I umblc in Copper Mock*—\ Comblua* tlon of xtaHcaliiF und’ltrcach of 'Jru*t. [From the Boston Journal, March 5.J The excitement on State street last Satur day, caused by the Ukcovery of frauds in volving a luige amount of money, created a panic which impaired the confidence of the community in all monetary transactions. The reports at first imputed rascality and breach of confidence to all the participants in the affair, while rumors were current of resignations of hank officers, heavy losses In curred through the culpability of cashiers, ard defalcations to a large amount. Those wh-i were supposed to have some knowledge ol the facts in the ease were reticent, and - iho ? e who only gleaned outlines of the trans action wove them into a plausible story and gave it currency. It has been years since State street was thrown into such feverish excitement, aud even when.the causes which produced the trouble were unveiled, people were astounded that men cnjuyiug positions of trust, and regarded os upright basiness men, could conceive aud execute a financial plot whicu had dishonesty at its base and seemed certain sooner or later to bring its originators io grief. •Fortunately the expose took place on Sat ; utday, and the public mind will have had time by tbe opening of business to-day to take a culm view of the affair and to meas ure its pioportions. Its ramifications are know n, and so far as it will affect one way or another business transactions on tbe street, its warning is understood. It is the old story, so often repeated, ol an extensive speculative programme which was prompted by a desire to amass large gains In a snort time. The actors not only went beyond their depth, but resorted at the outset to the use of means not legitimately their own, and thcfiualu is the one which again illustrates the stiange fatuity of the man who engages in schemes with very little idea of how he is to ext-leatehimself. ’ The failure ol Mellon, Ward & Co. was an nounced on Friday afternoon. This concern was made up only a lew years since of gen tlemen of business tact, (or the purpose of dealing more especially in Government se curities, in which branch of broker’s busi ness thiee or lour well established concerns were then making money. The risk was siigtit, and if the profits were small, the magnitude ol the transoctioos gave promise of a gratifying aggregate of gains at the end of the year. The promise of other sources of profits induced them to embrace the purchase aud sale of stocks on com mission as onebnuch, and legitimately so, of their business. Their reputation on the street was very good, and the majority of business men were ostonlsbcd to ucarof their stoppage. . At the opening of the Broker’s Board, on Saturday, the ot the firm was uol in his place, and the anxiety evinced by several who were posted was explained when the leading fancies were called. The tumble ol Copper Falls from 74 to 20, of Huron from SC to 19, was surprising even to the brokers, who arc not apt to bo easily as tonished, and then it was that it became evident that Mellon, Ward & Co. had been tbe prime movers in the recent advance which has taken place in these stocks. Mr. Edward Carter, the active man of the Arm in these transactions was recently chosen President of tbe Copper Falls Company, The panic, so far os tbe depreciation of stocks was concerned, was at once Attributed to the failure of tho firm, and the brokers con tented themselves with reflecting upon the uncertainty of human events, and by com ments upon the miscarriage of an expected “ corner” in Copper Falls. While this ramnagu among tbe coppers was being discussed the other developments came to light. To carry ou a heavy specula tion in high-priced coppers a large amount of money *s required. A very considerable amount was obtained. It appears, through the agency of Mr. Julius F. Hartwell, a Cashier in the Sub-Treasury, through his counterion with Mr, Caricr. Gold certifi cates were secured by tbe latter, and on them he promised a loan of SiiOO.OJ9‘ ai tbe McrcbuUs’ Bank. For reasons which will be evident, he proposed to change the loan to tbe State Bank, pledging the same col lateral. The Cashier ot the State Bank, Air. C. H. Smith, gavea certificate-check, recelv-. log the gold certificates, which he-carried down to tho Sub-Treasury, taking his Indi . viduai receipt for them. Mr. Hartwell, who. had prohftVl/ been led io(Q this mode of borrowing securlt'cs, unwilling to continue the practice any longer, having thus been able to secure to the Government whit he had wrongfully taken, was relieved of his post, as it is sj'd. through his own contes tlon, and when the Cashier of the Slate Bank called for bis certificates, be was inf*rmed that the cash at the Sob-Treasury, which experts had examined, was correct, and there was no surplns-with which to take up Mr. narlwell’e receipt. The Directors of the State Bank, immedi ately on the discovery of the/acts, held a meeting, and the resignation of Mr. C. H. Smith, their Cashier, was-accepted.- The Directors also refused other cernfled checks, one of which, to the amount of sl2o,ooJ,Vis held by the Second National /Granite) Bank. They take the ground that when it was pro posed to reintroduce the custom of cerliQcd checks, the Stale Bank refused to become a party to it. and therefore Mr. Smith acted ftpon bis own responsibility, and they.hold the hank Is not liable. This is a question • which the courts must decide, and one on I which lawyers will disagree. There was, i ng might be expected, great division of opln i ion in the commnnlty npon this point. It • has been decided in onr courts that a bank ‘issuing n certified check Is legally liable, • hut whether the refusal of the State Bank .to make the practice customary will ’relieve it from this responsibility remains ifor the future to decide. Though.either oi the hanks might sustain the loss, probably without other than temporary deprivatioe of ’.dividends to their stockholders, the Question* is not one of ability to' hear the burd-n, hut ’simply of leual responsibility. The certified check held by the Second National Bank was received in payment of a draft on the firm of Mellon, Ward & Co., drawn by a New York house. j In connection with these pecuniary and moral delinquencies, which exhibit a com bination of rascality, breach oftrustand un- Inisiness-like proceedings, came the report that the First National Bank of Newton, of which Mr. Carter was a director, had been badly damaged by bis financiering. Tlie cap ital stock Is $150,000, and the following arc

Us officers; Dlrectors—Jamcs H. Fear ing, John L. Roberts, Wm. J. Towne, Joseph Walker, J. F. C. Hyde, Edwin F. Waters. Edward Carter; President—James H. Fearing; Cashier—E. Porter Dyer, Jr. It ]s said that checks drawn by this bank on New York were negotiated at one or more banks on State street, and-if the bank is in solvent us alleged, the loss through this means cun only be ascertained when a settle ment is effected. A FATAL DUEL. Sliocbtng Result of an Affaire D’Jfon- u«or In Wew Orlcaow. ; fFrrm (he New Orleans Time?, February 21.] Already Las been given, in the columns of this paper, a short account of the dreadful duel lOugbl between Messrs. Edmund Lefcbre and Charles Janlu. Both parties ycre respectably connected and were highly esteemed by those who knew them person ally. The following account of the causes and progression of the difficulty, ft is be lieved, will be found correct. Not very long aao, a well-known society ■gave a hall, and Mr. Lcfebre brought bis wife there. It Is stated that Mr. Janin. whilst waltzing with Mad. Lcfebre. tbmsc Sis hand Into the lady’s bosom, and that the lady, tearing herself away, rushed to her husband ana complained of the out rageous net. : Mr. Lcfebre, s few moments afterwards, accosted Mr. Janin, saying, “Sir,*vou have insulted my wife, and yon most fight me.” Janin- then, being the taller and heavier man. seized Lcfebre and knocked him down. ' Lefcbre mentioned the matter immediately dficrwaidsto some of his friends, and they icdlgcnntly replied that the man who would conduct hiinsell in that way was not within the pale of the code of honor and should only be beaten. Mr. Lcfebre thonght, however, otherwise, and on the very next day. by a frfand, sent a chaMcngo to Mr. Janin. Ihe latter accepted it at once. ' Tiie gentlemen who unfortunately engaged ns the respective seconds did everything iu their nower to prevert a meeting. Both of the principals being determined and brave men, a fatal termination of the quarrel was to be easily expected. The efforts of theeec onds were, however, vain. There seemed to be on both sldea-a vindictive desire forblood ; they would not even fight wish pistols, but inflated on double barrelled guns at thirty paces. No entreaties could make them swerve one Inch from their settled resolve, and their friends, with sorry hearts. m>iic the necessary preparations; je£ the whole affair was so quietly conducted that not the least inkling of It was given, none of the parties being “literary gentlemen - -’’ On Thursday morning last, the principals, with their seconds and two well known physicians, drove out of the limits-of the city to a place about a mile above the forli* fl. atlf-ns Many of the readers of this article will remember the spot, a bcantlful one. in deed. Wide spreading oaks, old almost as the “everlasting hills,’’give a grateful shade to the tender verdure beneath. Manv pic nics have there been held, and it was selected more recently by soma Federal admirer of nature aaa good camping place lor his regi ment. 'Theseconds again, each anxious to veul bloodshed, interposed, but the nalswetc sternly inexorable. Mr Lefebre, however, appeared to have a presentiment of his approaching fate; for, grasping his preord’s bund, he said: “Farewell, this is t lie last good bye I win ever make,” and tli*-n, cod and collected, walked to his post. Alter all persuasion bud failed, hs Is said, the wenro iif, double-barrelled guns each one loaded In the left barrel, were handed to the ai fagonists. 1 There was a breath of pause. Then Id clear, ringing accents we heard 'the words: “Gentlemen, are you ready! one, two, three!” . The two reports appeared as one, so fa tally ard accurately had the weapons been dUcliomed: L«(clnc received the shot a lU tU* above the naval, it parsing through, crushing the spine and thni'ding apiece of the backbone out of the flesh. With a ghastly look he stared for a moment, and groping with his urtus for a second, fell dead on his tacc. Mr. Jnnin was shot through the nerk. The ball glanced down, however, and In flicted what has been proved to be a deadly wound. The frlcrds-of Mr Lofcbro took charge of his inanimate remains, nml after a little while they procured a skiff and crossed tho Mississippi. All that was left ol what was or ci* a man, was carried «nd deposited In tho bou-e of a 'relative. Meantime Mr. Jenin was carried to his residence. Every effort wrs used to preserve his life, but twelve hours after the duel he expired. Mr. Lefebre was a Canadian by birth, born in Montreal, and leaves behind him a wife and two Mr. Janln, who it appears, was horn in France, had depend ing on him fur support a mother and sifter. So two families art plunged pittilessly into dls rcss. Ti c seconds, both gentlemen of the high est standing, used every effort to arrange tbe matter amicably ; but, ns has been be fore remarked, without sue-c’S, for no apology would be given. The feeling ap peared to be so hitter, so utterly blood thirsty, that nothing shoit of life could ap pease it. THE FRENCH IMPERIAL FAMILY, “ Their Pnnf, present and Future, fPurls Correspondence of tho Boston Journal ] A movement oitlie Imperial Guards In front of the Tuileries, at a quarter to one o’clock, indicated that the Imperial family were about to enter their carriages Officers sprang to their positions along the Hue of troops. Soldiers who bad been standingat eas-j stood erect. Tiie bands commenced playing and there was general commotion among the people—all anxious to obtain a sight of the Empress, the Emperor, and especially of the Prit.ce Imperial. The Empress first appeared, coming out from the Palace accompanied only by the Princess CJolilrte, who is the wife of Prince Nupolcuu and the daughter af Victor Kimuuul. A section of the Imperial Cuiras si' rs. superbly mounted ami gorgeously uni formed, swept down the square and emerged from beneath lie arch erected to commem orate the glory ofthcarmlc* of the Empire. Then the Empress in one of the court carnages, hailrd by enthusiastic demonstra tions—not loud hurrahs, but by a general buz of approbation—and tbe salutatious were returned with charming grace by her Maje.-ty. {Following In another carriage are the Em* pororand the Prince Imperial and the Prince Napoleon, accompanied by another section of the Imperial Cuirassiers. Toe Emperor wears the uniform of a General of the Em pire, with the decorations of honor upon bis breast. He sits erect, wl'b his chapeau in his hand, very smiling, affable, bowing now to the right and now to the left in response to the moderate enthusiasm of the people. Any one who has seen a photograph of Ills Majesty needs no description from my pen. His likenesses are perfect—the inscrutable br w, a little wrinkled, bearing the marks of anxiety, or pain perhaps, for he has been asntlcrcr oflatc; bearing the marks of time also, for tbice score years have passed since he was an infant in the arms of his mother HoncDbe. He was horn in ISOB, and is now Well on his life’s journey. He has seen many of tbe ups and downs of life—enough to wear the iron out of the blood of most men; a carbonari in Italy in 1831. an insuncclionlst in Strasbourg iu.’SQ, an exile in America lu ’37. again an Insurrectionist at Boulogne in 1840, tried as a criminal, con demned to prison for liic, escaping in 1840, member of tbe Constituent Assembly In 1848, and President of the Republic the same year; dissolving the National Assembly in 1661; chosen hereditary Emperor in 1851; irresponsible—doing everything according to the mysterious counsel of his own will for the fifteen years which have passed since then. The brain beneath that marb'e brow lias been active for ’nearly half a century above that of most men. It pondered long upon the way to obtain power, and since the position has been attained it has thought out means and wavs for the accomplishment ot great ends. Debarred from alliance with royalty it thought out a way to break through the charmed circle, by bringing uo from obscurity the lady with pleasing ad dress and winning manners who passed us just now—Eugenie, who has the blood of n Scotch lass In her well as that of an old Spanish grandee. He brought her up from obscurity and set her in tbe front rank of royalty. That brain pondered the Eastern question and brought England, against her will, into the Crimean war; It pondered the Italian question and brought France to lend a help ing hand to raise Italy from the dust ami to semi Austria into the mire. Mysteriously to all the world, It brought France to set up tbe papacy in its beggars’ rags, uphold tho old despotism awhile, then leave it to stand or (all as events might determine. Mysteri ously it thought to break up the United Stales, to everthow the highest civilization yet attained by the human race, to aid the seceded States of the Union to establish a slave emplic, to carry the Latin race, the Roman religion and the power of France to tbe "Western Continent—an attempt thwart ed by the patriotism and enduranco of toe heroic men who fought the battles of the nation, who stood on the heights of Gettys burg, the turning-point of the war, of lib erty. of civilization, Christianity and baman destiny! On that 3d day of July, 1883, soldiers of the Union gave a decision noon the Mexican question. Mysteriously to all France and Europe has been tic attitude of France in the late coa ’ test between Prussia and Austria. From the thrrnc in the hall of state, ten minnlcs heace th< sc lips may utter what may seem to be plain, straight-forward but the wor d wi l ! hatdly r accept them as meaning all that th»* Emperor savs. A wonderful man! filling a high position, accomplishing under Provi dence a work which cannot at present he comprehended. The little hoy who sits by his side, wearing a black velvet jacket, long stockings and knickerbockers, alter the fitsblon.of the olden times, has a bright countenance—a fair brow—with quite as much of his mother’s looks as of the Emperor’s. Ho is a perfect gentleman and a great favorite. Hla eleventh birth day will come on the lG<h of March. OI his future, it would be hazardous to make any calculation, for France is liable to froth over any moment. It is more addicted to lahics than any other nation. 1. UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE AMONG TAB GERMANS. . The Elections for members of the Worth German Parliament—Scenes at the Polls in Berlin—The Iterate* [Berlin Correspondence (Feb v 14) of ihe New York World.’ Tuesday was election day /or the Prussian part of the North German Bund, and tboogh on that flay representatives of 27.000,000 of people were chosen to the Rlechstag. it by no means seems as if this great nation was rising out ofn clond—as if tbc smoke of an eventful conflict was clearing away and the combatants were returning to quiet life. Each male citizen over twenty-four, not in callable of exercising Lis own Judgment, and attainted by no crime, bad merely one more engagement than on other days, and this co incidence seemed alone to mark the day. No crowd, no broil, scarcely aroused interest was noticeable. A few more workingmen were In the beer shops, a few more were in the streets after mid day, bat all things were done de cently and in good order. The voting at the various polls were conducted In mnch the same manner. If, then, yon passed by Armiens Hotel, yon might have met a policeman sauntering about, while in and ont through the broad doorway men walked as sedate!)* as if led by not over-ar gent business. At the head of the stairs stood two mutes, who proffered little slips ol white paper; on one was piloted “Krelgs und Marine. Minister, Von Boonon the other, “Assessor Lasker.” Behind a table at the end of a well furnished parlor eat three gentlemen en civile; one asked the names, another looked for them !□ the regis ter, and, If lonnd correct, the third deposited the unopened ballots in a large bronze nrn standing before them. With a bow and a p easant “good day,” each man retired as noiscL ssly as he had entered. He had exer cised bis right of suffrage In as unexception able a manner as possible; the whole procedure was as recherche as advocates of •* woman’s voting” fa the United States are wont to say the process will bo when the ladle* are permitted to acknowledge their preference in politics. At six p. m. the polls were pionoanced closed, and the ballots opened and c> unted in thepresence of os many as chose to attend- Here, too, great coolness was manifested. A few dropped in to see. but no messengers waited to hasten with the result to the different news paper and telegraph offices, nor did excited hundreds gather in the rooifts of election committees to cheer each favorable an nouncement. Sure of finding at least there a little animation, I went to the* club rooms of the Liberal party. Even there things went on as usual. A few were tak ing heavy suppers; a few were playing billiards In the reading room, and nothing was to he hcaid save the rustling of papers. At one of the tables sat one of the city Liberal candidates drinking selters-wasser, his bright eyes tclHng'that be needed no- stronger stimulant. “'Well, cnnl congratulate yon V” “Not yet, it’s all right In the twelve districts heard from.” “ Only twelve dlslr cts out of forty-two heard Irom at 9 o’clock ?” Wo were m- his picc-nct, and could have walked to- the furthest sub-district in twenty miuates. “ Come Into the further room. Herr -, they have the figures there.” There, out of the way, lest they might disturb the rest, half a dozen gentlemen sat around a table, quietly tipping their wine and crlangcr beer,- and telling little Incidents of the day. A few sheets of foolscap lay before them, ar d;. us now and then somc-one came in, and hav ing lit a cigar, told how it bad gone in his* district, an editor sitting by jotted down the memorandnm. The city was divided into six bezirks or circuits, and- each of these into about forty sub-districts. The candidates of the Liberal party have been elected In the six circuits or Berlin by a veiy handsome majority, and it seems quite probable that the Liberals have a majority of the 2SO Prussian representatives, in ad dition to the Prussian deputies, sixty will be rent by the other members of the Bund, viz : Saxony, 23; Mecklenburg Schwercin, 5; Mecklenburg Streiitz, 1; Brunswick, 3; Oldenburg, 3; Upper Hesse,. 3;- Saxe-Wel mar, 8; Coburg-Gotba, 3; Meiulgcn, 2; Al tcubnrp, 1 ; Renas, older and younger lines, 1; the two Swarzburgs, 3; Anhalt, 3; the twoLlppes, 2; Waldeck, 1; Hamburg, 3; Bremen, 1; Lubeck, 1; mu king the whole number of representatives 20d. - Among the strongest freaks of the election nt} be return of Baron von Rothschild by the city of Frankfort One side said be was the candidate of the Government, the other side called to mind his efficient service in Muffing General V, Mantcufel lost summer. “If he hadn't been opposed to the Government of Prussia, he wouldn’t have done that.” He - may have been then to the Prussian Government, but it doesn’t follow therefrom that he is a Liberal, and entitled to the suf frages of the Liberal party. Many-a-candi date less agreeable to the Government has been returned, very few have been- compli mented by almost ninety per cent of the whole number of votes. A CHARITY BALL. A Night-of Fashionable Revelry at tbo ftew York Academy. [From the New York World,.March &.] ' The annua’ Charity Ball took place at' the Academy of Mu»ie last evening. Before this all other fashionable reunions pale into the merest Insignificance. This is the model: ail others strive to copy its perfection. Aristocratic New York attends it tach year, not the rich parvenus, the- fortunate tnuati looms who sluing up in a single hour from obscurity, and flaunt a newly-gotten wealth, without any of the taste that will always characterize the true votary of fashion. For these other and more pretentious alfairs-af ford an opportunity fop a display oftheir gaudy plumage. With the Charity Ball all different. The old families of the revolution, the ccntomporaries of George Washington arc represented here. The De Peyslcrs, the Aspinwalls, Roosevelts, Van SchaickS). Schuyicrs and such like grace the floor. Per sons who never attend balls,.who look upon such amusements ss outre , annually in obe dience to tne call of charity, visit the Acad emy and mingle in the mazes of the dance.. The boxes were tilled from eight d. Prosce-ium, dress circle and balcony blazed with brilliancy. It seemed as if the Acade my were a vast parterre. Choice exotica irom the garden oflashlon bloomed in beaa , ty In every tier. At 10 o’clock the overture to Rossini’s glo rious opera of “Guillaume Tell,” tollowcd by a choice selection from Flotow’s “Mar tha,” ertated not a little sensation lathe di casing rooms, where fair lorms were cast ing off the annoying accessories of heavy cloaks and shawls forced upon them, by ner vous “ mammas.” These strains sweetly reaching their cars, advised them that soon the ball would be inauguaruled. There is enjoyment in being, on the floor at the open ing of a ball. To bead the Inangaral march is the zenith ol happine-s; not to take part in the promenade is not to be present. And •so when Grafalla in S'lcon waves, led the “Tannhanser” match, a “ goodlie companlo” appeared upon the floor. Wagner never could have expected such an ovation as was tendered trim. A hundred pairs, perhaps two hun died pairs, kept time to the doleful and still majestic music. There seemed to-have been a weakness on the part of tho managers for German niu.-ic, indicative of good taste, for a Quadrille by Strauss followed, and this quadrille was called -“Monrtie.” By this time some eight hundred couples had put in an appearance ou the floor, and to the cIo«e of tne hall addition seemed to bo the order of the night, or rather moi nlng A lew words now on tbe dress of those present. Fashion seemed to hays expended all her efforts iu the getting npof ladies’ toi lets. Nowhere save To a ballroom can femin inity fully decorate herself. For her the avenue has no charms as compared with this. Here she dresses, not for the many, the un appreciative crowd ofpassers-by, bat for tbe critical observance of some two thousand persons, the most difficult to please. There has been no little talk concerning “ beauty unadorned,” but however adorned it may happen to be under such circumstances, pub lic opinion seems adverse to tbe principle, and lew act upon the advice The dresses were the most superb; tulle, tarlctan and tabinct, silk, satin, muslin and moire antique, were called into requisition. Nothing seemed too magnificent whcrcall seemed de sirous to excel. There wa- no rule laid down by fashion that was adhered to. The most sinking feature, as regards dress, was “train.” Of this appendage there seemed no end. Three yards was moderate, five yards was not extreme. Unfortunate awkward fellows in swallow tails would tread on these trains, nod then came the “sip” that banished happiness lor tbe evening. Why will ladies so encumber themselves? Flow ers lu wreaths, or singly, mingled with shining carls, while diamond dust glistened io the gaslight as if woman’s eyes were not sufficiently bright without accessories. Of hues in dress the rainbow coold not count them in the variety of its colors, and silver hue was in many cases introduced as in creasing the effect. One lady present had a blue satin looped with golden grapes, her hair a perfect festooning of vine leaves. The Proposed International System of Coinage. [From the New York Time®. March S.J The French Minister at Washington re* ccnlly sent touur State Department a trans lation of the treaty concluded between Fiance, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland, agreeing upon a uniform system of gold and silver coinage; and in doing so, be called attention to that part of the treaty provld leg that any other nation may join the Convention by accepting Its obligations and adopting its monetary system. Mr. Scwaid sent the documents to the Secretary of the Treasury, and Mr. Mc- Culloch has lately furnished a reply, la which he expresses our interest la the sub ject, and oflers bis congratulations upon the monetary union already consummated, but expresses the hope that the conditions of this monetary union will meet with neces sary modifications, la order to unite the leading nations of the world in one system ot international coinage. We trust that this subject will continue to command the active interest of our Govern* ment, and wc trust that too great changes will not at first to attempted. The two fol lowing casiiy-efiectcd alterations would be of great value; 1. Let all the gold and sliver coined by the agreeing countries be oi a specific and miifotm fineness. It is of no great moment whether the standard adopted be that of France, or England, or America. 2. Let the nnit In the. monetary system of each conntrv be a decimal of that iu all the others Joining the scheme. It would be cosy to establish an eqoal'ty between the English sovereign and the American b&if-cagle, as well as the relative equality of the French IVsec and our dime or dollar —the franc being made equal with two dimea, ard twenty f»anc ilece with four dollars. Tb* elicet oi tucb changes os these in slm pliMrjr exchange*.and nrcoint*, and in r tulaUng financial transactions between the cr lx monetary centres and (oaimercial count-lee of the world, would be very great. TBAGEDTIN COURT. AttemptedSalelde*»r« Convicted Incen- diary In a Court itoom. [From the Boston Journal, March 2. The jury In the case of Win. 11. Orne, In dicted and tried at East Cambridge, for set ting Gre, in July last, to a brick hallding on Winthrop street, Charlestown, returned a verdict of “guilty ” yesterday afternoon, af ter a brief deliberation; - The-prisoner as serted bis innocence of the crime of which he had been convicted. ' At ihe conclusion of the prisoner’s remarks tbe Coart wrote 'the sentence ot imprison ment during natural, life on the hack of the indictment, and passed the document to the Clerk. At this moment the court room, packed with an interested crowd, was stillas death, and just as the Clerk was abont to read the sentence. Orne drew a knife (which some one bad probably passed to him daring the tiial, he being permitted to sit beside bis counsel within the bar), and instantly stab bed himself in tbe left breasl.three times in quick succession. Very few in the room saw the knife in his hand at the time of the deed, and could see no reason for the three smart blows which he inflicted in a tragic manner upon his breast. He remained standing for l early a minute, while the spectators and officers, partly Ignorant of what had really been done, or so much startled and horror stricken as to he hardly able to move, gazed upon him with surprise, and tbe fall of a pin could have been heard in the court room, Orne’s countenance, however, imme diately changed in color to almost a perfect white, odq he sank down upon his chair In the dock ha a partially unconscious condi tion. The crowd then rca’lzing fully what had been done, pressed around the dock, aud the officers got inside, and a glass of water was brought Orne, part of which ho drank, meantime moaning, and apparently sinking. He was lifted up from his chair and carried into tho Counsellor’s room, where he was laid upon a table and an examination made by Dr. Taylor. The clothing around the chest was saturated with tbe blood which was pouring from three gushes in his left breast, over the region of his heart—one of them in the nipple of tbe breast. The flow of blood was partially stopped, and a stretcher obtained, and the unfortunate man was carried over to the jail, where he lay at a late boar last cvcnlng.-in a critical condi tion, with but little chance of recovering. He was conscious nearly ail tbe time, but expressed no rggret for what be bad He repeated often, alter being carried to the' jail—what those who were present when ha was addressing the Court wilt remember he* then-dwelt upon with a force and stenifl-- cance then not fully understood—“ that he old not care so much abont going to the State Prison, for he knew ail about it; hut be would never constat to go there as an in nocent man.” Daring his remarks in the conit ioom f while protesting bis innocence, he waswronght np to such a state of feeling that be frequently was obliged to stop I com tbe choking {ft his throat, and shed tears quite profusely. Tbe tragic act seemed to have oeen the result of a d-termiacd purpose, as he had previously* un buttoned his vest, which be tore open so that the knife might not bo obstructed in accomplishing his death, whidh he certainly meant. Tbe blade of the knife was about three or fonrinches In length, and must have been concealed in his sleeve while he was speaking. One is thirty years old, and has a wife and ebtJd living In Charlestown. He was born in Malden, but has Hved ln Charlestown for some time. He served a fonryears’ sentence in the State Prison for arsou, and also a year in the House of Correction for another of fence. He has been- in confinement upon this case since last Joly ia- the jails of East Cambridge and Lowell, He is- represented by men who have bad charge of him while iu confinement as a very determined man. 7he-State Election in New Hampshire oa Tuesday Next. fFrmu the New York Trlonne. Msvch 5.] The Granite State holds her annual elec tion on Tuesday next, when sbe will choose three Representatives In Congress* (by dis tricts), with a Governor, Railroad’Commis sioner, Council, Senate. and Honscofßepre sentatives- Tbe contest is splrited. aud the vote likely to be pretty full. The State has recently voted as follows: Republican. Democratic. 1 Still—Gov., Gilmore ....29,035..Ea5tman....£1,833 Haniman... 4.372.. 15^1—Pros., Lincoln r C,s9s..McClellan .-33,031 IHls—Gov., Smyb 31,i-19*.Barrington*23,(U7 I:6!—Cor., Smyth 33.137..5inc1air ...30,431 General liarriman, who was the candidate of- the War Democrats in 1803. is now the candidate of the united opponents*of Cop perhead Democracy. He is a gallant soldier, who went into tbe war a regular Democrat, and came out pretty thoroughly reconstruct ed or the platform of Emancipation and'Un conditional Unionism. He is an effective speaker, and ought to poll a very heavy vote.- Mr, Sinclair, bis competitor, will poll the foil etrecgtbof hia party. The Republicans have presented new can didates fur Congress in each district. • The rival nominees are as follows: Republican.- Democratic. 1. Jacob U. bid, Daniel Marcy, 11. .Aaron F. Steveu, Edward W. Harrington, 111. Jacob Btntoo,- Harry Bingham. We respect the old adage, u Never halloo till yon are ont oftbe woods,” knowing well that New Hampshire Is by far the most even ly divided of the Eastern States; yet we be lieve our friends are heartily at work, and will triumph by at least M*. Lincoln’s ma jority. But let no one remain away from tbo? Slate who Is a legal voter in it; for each dis trict is sharply contested lor Congress, and ihciossof even one of the three would be a general misfortune. We hope to announce tbe success ofGener.l llarr:man, an undivid ed Republican delegation to Congress, and a iboiougbly Republican Legislature, on - the morning oftbe 13th inf tan*. A Dying .flan Tortured by a Physician. {From »bc St Joseph (Mo.) Union, March C. I A gentleman who cane in on the train from tbe East vestoiday, relates tons some uf the parllcularsof a suicide at Cameron on iast Saturday. The self-mnrdcrer’s name was Cyras Bartholomew. He came into lh3 village afoot, and pnt up at the hotel on Friday evening.. Nothing remarkably' strange was noticed about the man, except that bo appeared to be yery low spirited. When interrogated os to the cause of bis trouble, ho replied that he&had lately lost about at faro. On Satur day morning be was taken with spasms, and the landlord, suapicioning him of having poisoned himself, sent for a Dr. King, who came, and, after examining the man, gave it as his opinion that he was only “shamming 11 sick ; and as a test of bis sickness, ordered that a rod of Iron be heated red hot and* pul to bis feet. This inhuman sug gestion was acted upon, and con tinued utter the dying man had begged that they desist front torturing him. After wards, the learned man of physic concluded that he might have been mistaken, and ordeicd medicines to be administered, bat tbey came too late, and the uufutunirtemnn. soon after died. Upon bis person were found letters going to show tbar bis lormer resi dence was in Fulton County. IHilols, where be bos a wife now residing; that be must bavc recently been possessed of .a. con siderable sum.of money, and from receipts found It is was a bog. drover. Oar informant—apparently a truthial man— vouches for the correctness of the above story, and was particularly desirous that it app- ar in print in oruer that the attending Physician might have bis brutality exposed. It it Is true that he did inflict upon the dying man euch inhuman treatment, heahould be severely punished for it. jUglslstiou In miclilsan for People or African iKscent. Tbe following important bill has passed Hie Lower House of the Michigan Legisla lure: Pfctiok 1. That noßoaid of Rogistraiton In tbe chips ahd townships of tnia State, orgaulzcd o: hcreat cr to be organized, shall enter the name of any voter on the list of voters, or permit the same to be done, ntdess said voter shall person ally present himself before said Board of Regis tration. Stc.2. /*!any meeting ofaaysnch Boird ot' Registration in this Suite, it shall be lawal *or any elector to challenge the right ofauy perstm> so presenting himeeif to be- reglstcrea as such voter, wberenpon, if such challenge is not with drawn. It shall be ibe duty of such Board of Reg istration to administer an oath to said applicant for registration, In the same maimer os far aa may he, a:d id the same effect aaln oath Is administer ed by the Inspectors of Hlecll a In case ot chal lenge, on the d>y of election, and it said apnlU cant shall take such oatb„acd swear to bis quallfi*. lions aa an elector, Lis name shall be duly regis tered as a voter.«e sic. S. if the person making application for registry shall be a person o r African descent,then hi* name shall be duly registered as a voter, if, being otherwise duly qualified, tbe Board ot Regis try Ehail be satisfied Item Inepecilon or otherwise that tc has less tbaa emu-fourth of African,blood, nr If be shall swear before said Board ol Registra tion that bo has less than ono-qnartcr of -African blood in Ms veins, which oath ft shall be-tho duty ol each or any member of said Board ot. Rcglstra rice to administer, at the request ot any such ap; and it any such pcisou ot Ai'rican de tcent tbsil be challenged, ho shall take tbe usual oath, and pm ear in addition that he baa less than n»r-fonrtb of Alncan blood in bis veins; and any false sweating In any oath provided for. m this section, shall be punished as perjury. . A Kur Kora Scond*i, LNcw Y. rk Correspondence ol the Boston Satur day Evening Gazoste.l Ovr leading popular monthly has been af fording us some pleasrnt gossip about our leading dry goods merchant, Mr. . The stories that it tells about this gentle* man arc very nice, tnd. are calculated to exalt oar notions of millionaire humanity. The gifts aud benefices, and kindly de positions, and gratitudes, aud recti tudes that characterize the gentleman, as set down by the mogazinlst, are not of couise- to he doubted. One must, not even for a moment think of his notori ■ usly half-paid clerks, for has not the eulo gist proven that the good-hearted “dry goods person” is an honorable mao ? And yet when 1 am told that he and his wife aro : o blessed, and so happy, and so kindly, and so loving, and so united, wby. then, in the words of Artemus Ward, showman, “I laif! Sarkastikally, H arf!” As ilr.— — is p one to come down sharply upon un wary correspondents, It would not do for me to “ speak oat in meeting,” but if a lady not to be mentioned ehou d shortly de part for France, the owner of tbo prettiest domicil In Paris, and five millions In herown tight, and a bill of divorce in her pocket, never say who whi-pered it. And if such an event should never come to pass, it will be because the lady in question declines the proposed terms, considering, I suppos *. that live millions aic not quite her legal third of fifty millions, more or less. Diplomacy of France on Ibe JEaiton qnrsilonand niexlco* The French “Yellow-book” was distri buted among the members of the Legisla tive Corps on the 15tb ultimo. With regard to Eastern affairs ltd tells upon the tradi tional policy of France, nud states that the Emperor has always favored combinations which, while consolidating peace, would al ways conduce to the development of the moral and material well-being of Che popu lations. In those Provinces in which trea ties had laid down the bases of a real self government be bad counselled the Porte to g-.TOto tbatsvs'em all tbe cx»etsloa that the nature of things would permit, especially in tbe question ol the United Principalities, uhich have obtained a Government In con formity with their wishes. With regard to Crete, the “Yellow-book’ states that ties of sympathy unite that Island to Greece. It expresses regret that the Sob ime Porte did not follow the counsels of iFratce, and send promptly a commissioner to Crete to settle tbe "difficulties wnich ex , isledj and continues thns: “ Ttc population, over-excited, nowinslsts t n incorporation with Greece, Instead of the reforms which it atflrst demanded. The ex ten-ion of the insurrection produced agita tion in the Hellenic Provinces of Turkey. and excited public opinion in the Kingdom of Greece. The shock was felt thrungnout the East. The Servians alsoclaimcd the evacua tion of all the fortresses In Scma occupied by Turkey. Wc advised the Porte to adoot resolutions in a sense favorable to the Ch:ls tlan populatiors. We shoaid|be happy If the rorte were to accede to our advice. The Cretan question s‘Ul exists unsolved. In pretence of the commotion which has been created in the East, and the sympa thies which have been awakened In all Europe, will the combinations which were at first deemed sufficient be found to be so still? Tbe Ottoman Government should form no fallacious illusions. It must re alize the seriousness of the existing state of things, and must not hesitate at such sacri fices as may preserve It from the periodical return of similar excitement.” With regard to Germany, tbe “Tellow book” says: “Prussia has definitively at tached North Germany to herself by tbe last war. Southern Germany has preserved its absolute right to decide what relations it (ball maintain with the Northern Confeder ation. Austria no longer forms part of Ger many or Italy.” The “Tellow-book.” also recalls the fact th'.t Prussia has pro mised to consult the wishes of the inhabitants of Northern Schleswig with regard to their fntnre condition. Of the United States the book says: “France sincerely applauds tbe activity with which this great nation Is repairing tho ca lamities caused by the civil war. No sub ject of distension now exists between tbe two countries; everything, on the contrary, contrlbntee to assimilate their policies.” Of Mexico: “The departure of the French troops was resolved upon in the full plenti t ude c f our liberty of action. Anything har ing the character of external pressure coaid only have placed ns in a position, despite ourselves, of haring to prolong a state of things which we should wish'to abridge. By nest March onrtroops will hare quitted Mexico.” LXICUTIYE APPOINTMENTS. Senate Confirmations and Rejections. The following is a list of Senate confirms lions and rejections additional to. those already reported by telegraph: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Colo jado— Cbrtstlan's. Eyster. District Judge—Charles T.- Sherman, Northern District of Onto. Receiver of riiblie Moneys—George Stickney, Vermillion Dakota-., of LaudOfflca—Franklin, Chill cothe. Ohio. Indian Agent—JoeFß. Basset, of Minnesota, for tbe Chippewa* of Mississippi. Per sion Agent*—Charles T. Hotchkiss, Chica go. III.; Morutcal Mobley, Dubuque. lowa. Steamboat Inspector— EdwatcT M. Shield, Seventh Dlatiict. _ Collector ol Customs —J* Sanborn, Port Huron, Mich. Purveyor? of Customs—John C. Abercrombie. Bnr.inpfoa, Iowa; J. Casselberry, Evansville, lud- „ „ Collectors of Int err nl Revenue— * nson- Roberta, Eighteenth Distort of Ohio Sherman & Bailey. Fomth District ol Michigan. . Assessor of Internal W.Sherman, Fifth Dtsrrlct of Indiana. j'o^tmastem—WPliam E. Sheopari. Oikelooea. Iowa; C ii Ormabr. Atlanta, 111.; William Hart suu. Port Huron. Mich; Solomon S. Matthew*. Pen'be. Micd % Dwight Cutler, Stillwater, Mins; James Thompson. Mankato, Mica. Indian Agents—H.L. Taylor, Shawnee In Jim?? George E fnow. Osage aud other Irdima ; John W wells, FlatheaJs and contcderat'd tribes of Montan <; John 6. Humphreys, cberokces Paymasters in the Army—Additional Pay- - matter*. - 1 boms? B. Halsey. Wi>)Hm Surib riant*, M Jot John-L, Hodge, Robert' D.* C'a-ke,- C.M Terrell. James W.NlcnoU. Henry B. Reede,- Vklentice C. Uatna, James H. Nelson. Tbaddeos •U. etaziton, D-ulel McAdima. Cb-ile* J» Sprague, i William R. Gibson; Charles W. Wiugaid, Jamca P Canby. William B. Rochester. Pension Agent—R £. Galncia, St Paul, Mina. ITI order at IWanchester, If. Hi [Hinchester, N. H., Correspondence (Mirch 1) of the Boston Journal.] Charles F. Mace- was murdered late last evening in the drinking saloon ot James My ers; in' Piscataquotr- village in Manchester, about a mile from the City Hall. 3lacc and ■ fouPothcrs went into-the saloon to drink, and soon afterword a dispate occurred about sou? 7 money. Mace thought be had lost his pocket-book In the saloon. Aiterwar± Jhe iound l that be bad iti One of the com pany- then proposed to count the money and ascertain u it wae- all right. A dis pute of some kind then* arose, and a fight ensued*. Myers, the saloon keeper, grabbed a stooPand struck Mace over the head, knocking him senseless-to the floor, llie fight then stopped. Mace-waa placed on a settee and one of the party thought a physt-’ cion had better be called;. The others ob jected, saying that the man would be all light in the morning. Finally, Mace waa* left alononn the saloon and the keeper and' the rest ot tbe party went: away for the night. This morning Myers- and others of the party went to the saloon usd found Mice dean upon the settee. Tbe police were notified and tbe City Marshal immediately srrested Myers, who- made no resistance. He was committed to tbe city prison}, and will* havo- a prelimi nary trial this afternoon- or to-mor row. Myers-is an Englishman, and about ,-thirty yeais.-old. Mace was au American, twenty-three years old, and unmarried. He worked In the Amoskcag Mills os oarcl-stno per, and boarded with a sister: Hts birth- Clace was Boston, where bis mother now ves. He was in the military service during the war as a private in the First and Eighth New Hampshire Regiments. This Is tbe ac count of the murder as givcu by the compan ions of Mace. • They report that none of the company had been drinking to excess. In that case tbe inference would be that Myers .killed Mace outright in a passion* end that the crime was concealed till morning. It la stated that Mace did not Join in the fight, and that be was struck by mistake. THE PUTNEY, KNIGHT & HAMLIN CONTROVERSY. A CompUcatod Salt—Attorney* as Wit- nesses. A (ew days alat e,m the columns of the Tuiboke, appc-iredthe circumstance* of a tiiiugnlir duel, involving »bs well -known dry goods irm of Put ney? Kniybt &J£jnlln. Tins is a quarrel accu raiely described by Sir Luciai O'Trigger la bis cxc’amaiory remark preceding the duel scene in tie popular drama of “ The Rivals”; “ > be quarrel is a very pretty quarrel s-. It stands: wo should only spoil it by trying to explain it.” or to use the r* maria of a Jutigu learned in the law concerning It, U Is one of those cases to which the French maxim, “ne*M le ought to wash their dirty linen la lie family” might w ill be applied. The cause, however, is passing Roman ordinary Slate ot notoriety to a coudtciuu wuere personali ties become freqaen*. This ca-e hast? some ex tent Involved tbe attorneys. A diren contradiction stands out lathe testimony; Mr. Van Bom Iliggins on tbe one sld and Mr. Thomas Boyne on the other, being parties to tbe contro versy. The case has taken a somewhat peculiar course. First an injunction was sued out lathe Superior Court to restrain Pntucy from drawing funds from the firm. Tbon stale of all the property of the firm was made to Claflln A Go* o» New York. Ihen tbe gcoos were replevied . from tPucney. who declined to yield possession muter the deed of sale. Laiely Putney sued out an injurctlononClalliii & Co. and bis partners, and died tbe latier parties in trespass. Tbe ca;e whichcome np yesieroay was the ap plication of Ctalho & Co to enjoin Putney from anv inter fcicuca in, and about, the premises. The bill and answers were, as is usual in partner ship difficulties. One denied nil that the other said. a«d each produced affidavits in support of Lis allegation. On the bearing, the complainants pro- • iluced the affidavits of me employes,, to the efiiict that emcc tbe ser vice of tbe replevin writ Putney bad continued to exercise a control in the store aod over the ekrks,to their great vcxsiiou, and, as il would, appear, toibe great neglect on their pan of the duties tor which they arc-; paid. Some soccla!,. but very small, instances were cited in ibis re cord, as for instance the vending to a ptoutahlc customer of halt a dozen pairs of stocking# eh ball price—the discouui bring iu lieu of a CnrisU maa present. Each clerk who was sworn, however, declared that Putney, while at the store dotted his bataad overcoat and cen • ducted ladles to tbe conuiers, where the articles tbey Gushed were to be obtained, thus assuming bis old duties as “Host manager.'* In the an swer there were special a'legotions denylugio solvency on tbe pan of. Putney, and of fraud tn iba sale. In opposition, il*. Cyra-* Bentley, attorney, deposed fbat Putney hod fold him in substance that he “could not get blood oat of a turnip,” and that he, had nothing. and Sir. Hip gms deposed on the allegation of. faud to tho eflcct 'hot otiers for sale bad been, mode to Putney of tbe edccta of tbe firm ou favorable terms, and that compromises bod near, otfjred by which he wonldhavc been largely tha^rainir. The defence brought forward several affidavits to meet Ibe specific chaise of Interference on tbe part ol Putney, and especially by the affidavit of Thomas Hoysx Esq., to contradict Van 11. Uisaicß, Esq- In a denial of the ana *«r that hj baa pledged als word as gentleman and hifi pro'csaioual hmor that no steps shou.d be taken without notice to him (Boyne). Judge Van Biggins disclaimed this statement charge ! epou him, limiting ft to tbe met that be had promised to advise Ur. Boyne If an assignment was proposed. Mr. Ilovnc io bU view of toe was supported by tbe affidavit ot bis partner, A. E.Hjuou, E*q , and to support the side of Mr. Biggies, his serondaffldavit wtsrsadto show that Uhm the agreement *>as tuaar. oc u «Ua. n i. ha was actingadveisely to thupresentcom plmuants, and therefore conld:nol bind them. H-, lowever.says 'bat he would have noafled Ur.' Boyne bn* fo’ tbe nbi**climi made by the father of. Mr. Knight—a member of the-tbrn. With, a view to snow the fraud In tho aaieaud the attempt, charged, to. foieo Pmcey to re tire from Ibe firm, be produces t*o affidavits The flrT of thpse waa by William B. Stevens,a salesman In the era pipy o'JobnY. FarwolhA Co.,wtr» lestllled. ;hat as cnilyas January Kih.Bamlia to'd him bp; was forcing a th ;tgo In the firm by sem (tling a hale noon Putney, “hub, if be w-» able to ceqeoi, he «oul*l be rii«- appolnleJ io, as then a cbxr.c woaM be made of ffO,o 0 for the gord •.->lll and lease of the store. The second affidavit of tbe defendant was also here it trodcc* d. to tbe effect th.<U Bamllu told him in Now York that he bad to leav« tho film. The case stands on the argument, acd a decision may perhaps be expected within a few days. The Bog .nssncie-l Protest* Thlrty-ono members of the caaxno fraternity, representatives ol their race, think they see lodi catiors of an entire annllnlaifoa In the public piers and elsewhere They therefore submitted through their leader, the following protest Wuekea?, it appears by >ho accord of the pub lic jomaala that the bnmau race has entered into a conspiracy to l»mg about the indiscriminate slaughter ot the canine species, resident wublu and about the corporate limits of the city of Chi capo; and WtitnnA". A panic prevails among all our spe cies on account of the scheme now on foot for oar des'inciiop, end “lloouds, pointers, msstillh, Ispdoes sne for helps With many a doleful howl and piteous yelp.'’ H becomes our duly to explain iliac the this raid has a'lson from a misconception or (he facts of the cose. “ ■ be dog, to rain some private end*. Went man and bit the man bnt contrary to ti e general understanding. “i b- man recovered from the Ibedogitwasihatdlen-” „ ... . And wuzsxas, We the repie«en r auves of the ca nine race, bate anficred contumely and shame, tid to defiance of tha iMJllwuoa of the 'lolled “ JSSSISott Convention, or Cl IcVeoVdo now enter our mojf solemn protest rrairiht anv and every action tending to the de- mir nee until wc be made ftfilyropre -SSSd“ fhe loteresta of leclatton. (Signed by thirty-one representative cars-) . |_otal Mas at tux bourn.—A specimen of tbe way In which the Southern unreconstructed oi es accept the inevitable Is famished In the treat, meat of ilr. Solomon Hooveil,.w old man, a teal deal of Goldsboro*, North Carolina, who was a soldier in tne war ol lst3.aod a Union xaan • ibiongbont the war of tho rebellion, though too .old to fight for tbe good cause. H« has recently beec driven ficmbts borne, and refn-ed employ mentor even shelter,his persecutors.when ap pealed to, jceungly recommending bln to try what the b—r Tanks wilt no tor bln. Mr. Hoover Is In deep Olsdc.-s. Should any one la Chicago wish to a’d him they maybcfsnred that tbe as sistance will be worthily oeatowed. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. The Law Institute, and Prosecution of Conntj S nits—Taxes - Bills—Re ports—Jades’ Salaries—The Question of Boom. The Board of Supervisors of Cook Conntj met yesterday in regular session. A quorum was present. Supervisor Whitehead called attention to tbe act giving ten per cent of tbe license fund to tbe Washington Home, Referred to tbe Committee on Judiciary. Supervisor Whitehead read the Toxbuxe edito rial on per dUm allowed to reporters. On his motion the resolution to pay reporters was re scinded, by a vole of 37 to b. Supervisor Sbackford presented a communica tion bom J. N. Jewett, President of tbe Law In stitute, .ruing that the Institute had appointed Messrs Sidney Smith, Wm. U. King, Lambert Tree, Elliott Antoouy and John N. Jewett a com mittee to stlecd to the business of Cook County during the ram: year whenever if may be de sired. On motion rt Mr. Dalton the communication was held subject to tbe report of tbe committee previously appointed in repaid to this matter. accocjiTS, The Judiciary Committee reported concerning (bo blit irom the circuit Court of Will County for expenses in a criminal case takes by change of vitiae to that county, that tho county is aiidv-rao obligation to pay tbe blij. She report was con curred Id. Aleo recommending payment of the bill of Cnlver, Page A Horse for books supplied to the Sheriff Repo it concurred in. The per diem ot committees was referred to the Committee on Claims. Or. motion of Mr ParwelT, the County Clerk was O’deiedlo report at each session a list of all or ders Ufned by htm. with nonts and amounts. If aot prm l-insly audited. Several petitions tor abatement or equalization of taxes were r»ad and approved. Supervisor Woodntfl renorted tbe expense of ffie t'oußir Hospital for tbe last quarter as {3,149.75, also the following flgmea: December, number ol patients remaining, S 3; admitted, DU; di?cbarged cored, 7ft; discharged relieved, 9; bulbs. 5; deaths, 9. January, num ber retracting. 81: admitted, 79; discharged rnied, 57; discharged relieved, 9; deaths, 10; births, 7. February, number remaining, SI; ad mitted, M; discharged cured, SO; discharged re lieved 1 ,10; deatns, 6; bulbs, 9. The cumber re maining in the hospital March Ist was SI. The report was accepted ard placed on file. The petition of th*» Hoad Commissioner? of tbe town ot Jefferson, a-ktng that |i,OCD be'sppro piialed to grade np the road from the County Poor Hoa?c to tbe • olf-gate. was referred'to the Committee on Koade and Bridges, authorizing them to make each expenditures as they shall see fit lor the purpose not to esc- cd 51,000. Supervisor Shickford, of the Committee* os Equalization of Taxes, reported conctrnloe sun dry petitions for remission of fixes as follows; That tbe petitions of John Forsyth, P. H. Smith. Allen C.Lewis, and W. K. Welts be granted, and tbe taxes mentioi ed be refunded ; tba* that of H. C. Kelley be grunted except as to two ccrtldzatcs which they think ought to T>e rejected ; and those* ofO. A. Chary, Samuel Donnas. John Landeck,- John J. Uealy, John Hall, Jr.. O. S. Merrick, E. W. Congtr, John Wair*orth T W. H. Daaae, Kent, Foster A Peck. W. R. Roeaa, E J. Dunn, George J .ester, and Welts A Spalding bo rejected. Tbe re . port was accepted and adopted. Supervisor H’ggias offered a resolution that the : Treasurer of the county be inotrucied to pay the . Judge cf tbe Circuit Court .besom of f1,5J0 per annum from tbe Ist of January last, being the sumo amount as is now paid to the Judges of tbe Superior Court. The matter was postponed until tbe next quarterly meeting; by a vote ot 29 yeas to S nays. WAUKEfO TO TUS cu t CLERK. Supervisor Whitehead offered a resolution that ■ the Committee on Pnbde Building?be insuuct*d to confer with the Committee of the I«>v institute In regard to rtcoverlug for the use of the county tbe room in the Conn House now occupied by the City Clerk, the resolution was passed. Ihe Board adjourned till ten this mora ine. Our report omits mention of several 1 terra of minor iropottance, owing to UtepublicsCoaoflhe Tax List. LAW INTELLIGENCE* Criminal Business—Judgments andDe faults—Three Divorces Granted —Sew Suits. Alarge amount of business was disposed of yes terday in tbe several Courts. US HEX) STATES CIUCTTIT COURT. Ibis Court was engaged in the bearing of the testimony and Ihc arguments epon It, w tbe-in jaociian salt which Involves the dry goods firm-of Patn< y. Knight & liomiin. The case is sJrt on hearing. circuit court. In this Court several chancery cases have been setfor future hearing, but no final orders ware made, eaceptiug that Judge Williams owrinletf u di-mnner in me covenant caeroi William M- Derby elals. vs. George W. Gage et afe. Leopold Bo'schild el al. va. Adolph Morcsics- Assumpsit. Damages £SUO Robert K-Neff vs. Charles Lamraorsdurf. As sumpsit. Damages S4,COU. BVX-EIUOB COURT, The b twin css of this Court progresses ra; idly. All three blanches of the Court Acre yesterday Iti acssiotvbnt no final were made iu me branch presiotd over by Chief Justice Wilson. In-tbe common law brai-cU, presided over- by Jnogc Gary, tbe lollowh-g busiueae was trans acted: Peter U. Willard et al. vs. James Cunningham. Judgment Alficd-bivysi et nls. vs. Bernard Briber. Judg ment i2S7.ii I. Houert D. McFarlane vs. James Gul'aghcr. Jaugtnent ?2SUM. Jonathan RkLarda ct als. va. D. L. Davis. Judgment £dfc4h. Joes- A. .Baldwin ct al. vs. Nicholas Blocff. Dituiisaed. Denry.A. Wumcrding ct als. vs. Igatuz Herzag. Judgment 87,t>9C.32. Charles llradirj va. Adonlrum J. Tbnrber. Judgment X. A. Rorke vs. Hiram Joy and Asgntos Pris bie. Judgment tI4U. ti. John Eddy evai. *e.'John scanlon and Wilbur F. s-toiey. Dismissed. Fndcrick Done vs. I‘hillip il. Miller. Delaalt. John ileckur ec al. vs. Isaac B. Vau Ness. Bo> tunic. Juba M. Mattby vs. Charles M. Day and .Daniel Kuvric. Dihiui of the p.ocecnng cay set aside. Charles 11. Pierce 2nd als. vs. G- W. Lowe. Ji-dgmtut ot 5515.10 John 11. uuicrjib. Ac. vs. James ShctranL Judgment 51C3.58. LUI A Diversy vs. William Eambtecht. Judg ment SIiLLSr. King a bcort va. Emanuel Housinger. Actloa to recover an amoum. lo: rentiers'! in cbe deleave 01-two actions of trespass. Submitted to. the jury,. Albeit W. Edwards vs. Hi nun. Rosbrook and. Cyme Kaclec Default. w Uiliur Beach vs. Orange A- Smith Judgmrat for dcLl, tL7jo 71; damages. cJl,!>ri.i2. Cornelius Cos uwell ana, Daniel N. Parker. Judgment ffiSL&t. Danltl. w - Gale a*rd sis. vs. James B. Motts,. John B. Tarry and- Josephus Mobts. Judgmsnt 8517.70. '1 be business or tic Chancery branch was os follows:. Andrew B. Taylor et a], vs. George W. Perkins. This caaeo.reported on ihursday. wn submitted to tbe jury. W. In »ng Culver vs. James B. Sullivan et els. Report otrule Ol moiteaved premises cundrm.d. h-araU vs* James Glhoru. Dscree ol divorce on tbe gtonoa ot dctcrriou. Eli’a.i’azakas vs. And cw A. Fazakas. Decree ol utvoics ou ibe ground ol drunkenness aud.cru elty. Jura Maurice O’Donnell. Petition lor heusi* ccrjiM. Tee was ccmmitted by MRlUea,. JnsiictVon tbe 4lh iujtant on the affidavit of Thomas Gray, on a chares of burglary. There a:eio special allegations of irregularity. Henry Lfebensn-lti vs. Marshall P. Bcecker. Arssmpeit. Damages s3Utn L*a Gluck vs. Jq boa. Hull and Wilßataß. Lidell (Ball, Ladell & Co.). Assumpsit. Dama-es ?:co. Charles O. Carstow vs. V. Schell. AnsumpsiL. Damages 45t0. COUKTT COURT Judge BradwoU, presiding iu the Conntr Court,, is jet d-.daytd m the rfosecutlou ot business by. The seasiou ofttie Board of anaervlscrs. Yesier djj aciiut. was bad m but few estatesi Estate of David Ratter. Esther T. Rutter, widaw v appointed to administer.on a Load o: S Ai,iG(>. Esaie of Andrew D. Garland. Soncila Girluml appointed admin Is tmtxix nueer bona of sl, *OO.. uEcoaosa 1 * couirr. . Tbe criminal business yesterday was as follows: Thomas Kelly, laiaeny. Pica of aotgrulty,.and. prisoner baikd. Patrick Ward, conspiracy. Verdict of guilty. Estcita W- baler, laiceoy. Pica of not gultty, and de'endant halloo. Ju-tella Webster, lasceny. Same ccdcr. John Uoh:, Vjeaof uot guilty. Acdrine Olsoivlarccny. Plea ol not gujty. Wli.iam Tliomxs. larceny, i'loa of.uot guilty. JohnAm'cihote.larcery. PleaoX ootcnilly. George Johnson, larceny. Plea of not guile/. Ix>uUa*Marlxvs. Charles A. Morrison. Divorce granted on th*gruaiid of desertion. The only new buu In iblsccart was oC Patrick McCueand Patrick J. Lynch, vs. John-L Bc<e riugc, hberld, <kc. Replevin to recover me stock ol groceries m a store, No. 311 North avanuo. MuBDSHxn is Wasoisgtok,—ibe corpse ol a man, to have come fn>m Chicago, was found ou.Saturday morning last, lym? on the pavemccl. on K street, Washington,D. C., near PcLtisylTsaia avenue. The -Monday issue ot a Wa?bln<;toD excbai gv has. the folfew log report: “Tbe corpse was taken lo.tbe atailaa house, and an mcuai-tbeld, the Jmy ramraiog a verdict, that the dedsasi d came to hf» death from a wound 1c his head, cau-ed by a pistol shot, and fired by some person unknown, io the jury. The ball ea lettiaear tbe riebt ear. A umto wai found upon the pavement with the. large blade open. Th» deceased is aboclthtcty years of age, has blade chin whiskers, and about five feci tea locoes In height, ana <lres*ea in black pantaloon*, dark coat and vest A blirer watch, with a steel chain, and 84 in greenbacks and cuxnscy were foaud.lxi tbe pocket*, so ibatlt Is evident that be was not .killed for the purpose of robbery. Ou bis coat • was tbe name ot A. D. Pnsworib & Co., Chlcsgo, 1 mmols. During yoterday tne police were dill— eeni In trying to ana some duo to tbs cause of ■ Bis death, but nothing bad been learned at a late ; hour Irst night Inal woui«t throw any light upon the snbjcct. Ibenody fesdll ut the sutljahoasc, but has not been idemiaed, tor was there any thing cn bis p«rsaa ihu would enable tfct-jury to learn his name. Thu affair U shrouded in mys tery, and there is Rule prospect of obtaining a cine to the murderer. The body win be cmrlcd to-cay. at the- expense oi the city, in Potter’s Field.” Fntsr Lxssons is Vick.—Alfred Sell and Wil liam Klein are boy co aging, acd thcagU naturally inclined to obey their parents and, ba good chil dren, have recently fallen Into bod company, and on Wednesday last stole on iron pot from the 6 remises of Mr. Hooker, at Kcs.2t>nnd OS West andolph street, which they broke op and fold for old iron, ’t hey had entered the same place occe before and broken off about six pounds of Iron from a Inmate, damaging its n'crnlne-*s en tlieiy. The boys were attested and be fore the Police Coart yesterdar morning. Klein's mother Ltntcd when be nos arrested, and again at the conn where she ohm went I* to sp-sm*. Such sympathies were excited, and so many good pronusi-a made Id behalf ol iho buys, who arc re* socctab’v connected, that they were dismissed with fines of tiO each. Kiot at a Dance.—A bail was In progress at KO.W3 Canal street on Wednesday morning at tiro o'clcck, was disturbed by the noisy and in galtiDL-tondnetof half a dozen young men who wcie sn-> marlly I'Jcdtd trom the premises. They immediately **slonDed” the house with stones, bricks, and other missiles, breaking aooat six-- tcen lights of glass*, and injuring a man named Williams very severely. A man nnmeu Watkins was arre.U d as one 01 Ibe party, bat at the Police t oon j*»tvrday morning little could be proven against him and be was fined Diligent efforts arc btms made to secure Ibe arrest of the rioters. The Stbeet Cah accident.—Ths young girl. Kettle Cur'ln, who was run over by a Norh Side cor on Wi due?day forenoon, appears not to bare sustained su severe an Injury as was at flrsi re por’ed Tin-wheel ot the car did not til limb, which w.s hart by being uamuied un der >!»•. Dorset' f»ei Ibe driver’s that U t»c was no b-ake on .he car was incorrect, amt the ut>!o:>nnaic ocvnrrence is iheicforenoi a*- trlba able to an; negligence on the part o( tbe company. Vaohanis Finzd,—Guilford 11. Hewitt and John Leonard were A ed {IOO each St the Police Court yesterday morning.