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NEW-YORK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1809.
PRICE FOUR CENTS.
THF. TIMES ON AMI KIOAN FINANCES.
London, Wednesday, Dec. 8, i8f
The Time*, in an artille SB American finances, M
"The fait that repudiation has been practiced by
tli?.- States exct i't Massa? husetts, associated with
theory wbleb widely obtains la the Uoion that p
debts may he paid in paner, injures Aincrii'an SMI
tics. Oilers of convcisiou will arouso distrust I
defer mu ' ?
TUE NEW? ON THF. ALAttAMA CLAIMS?1
UOL'. Wl.l.l/h 1'I.AN.
The Daily Ktwt, OOBaBM ntinp OB Ihn. '?rant's at:
iTK'iit of the Alal'Uina ijnestiuii in hi? messaue, bai
that the Amei leant want inileimiity for their h
ISaBBralhSBthan for their trade or pocket*}. 1
may he given, Diplomacy may oil this internatio
friction ami IBBBOTB a BOntJIWltal K'i ievani'O with
?oinproiiiisin?/ British interests tir prule. The coi
liental BtOSS gOSMIIsllj applaud Secictary Ii4iutw?_
plan for the resumption of qaseis payments.
Tin: BIBsKaP ok i:xi:i 1:1:?Ml!. I'EAI.ody's I
The appointment of the Kcv. Dr. Templo as Bad
of Kxcter has Im n confirmed, notwithstanding 1
protests and ariruments BSBde against it. It is
SnWtBd that the United States steamer Plymouth v
not ivcc4iiiipaiiy the remains 4>f (Jeoriro l'ealiody
AuiiTica. hut Will retBTfl to the Mediterranean.
TllK EKENC'H TUEATY-l V? .1. \NI?'s KEFUSAL
?MOitXK, Wedncsilay. Dec. 8, 184.?
The English Ministry have refused to ace? pt t
nitulifu allons of the treaty of comiiicico betwe
England itiul France, piOPOOCil by the lattei,
8FKFCH OF IUBISTM POBC VPE?THE GOVEU
MK1TX M B1 a IN ED.
In tho Corps L?gislatif to-day, M. Forcade do
Rtrij?n tte. alinioBSt 4>f the Interior, made a BBMMkSfa
favor of the verilication of the election of M. Drool
a Government candidato for the Corps. He t
abated that the (ioverntnent defended the count
airaiiint evil doctrines, and the country i
aotned it. In tho towns only disorders pi
?lalleda He was in favor of putting dov
the evil-doers who had disirraced Paris and oil
towns diirintr tho late election. He concluded 1
BSSBXtBg the Heputies that the Government wish
|S establish liberty, but with prudence anil limine:
The BSBSSh of the Ministers was warmly applaudi
The right of M. lMvoilo to a seat was sustaiued b]
IBSB of 171 atlirmatives to T7 negatives.
VALLE OF AN AMERICAN TKOMISE.
Fauis, Wednesday, Dec. 8,18fi9
The Sio le of this city, in its issue to-day, print*
lar_'c portion of tlie report of the Kecn-tary of tl
American Treasury, neeived by Cable, and in i
SSSBBSSntS thereon says: "An American promise
equivalent to its fulfillment."
Gen. N. P. Banks has arrived in this city.
Baser, Wedaesanyi Dec. 8. ism.
Tho steamship Lafayette of the General Trat
stlantic Company's line arrived here at 11 o'clo?
thin forenoon. _
the ?rrMKXic.M. COUNCm
ITS MAGNIFICENT OPENING?l'Utx ESSION OF TI
ROJfB, Weilnes?ay, Vic. H, MSB
The (Ecumenical Council was opened to-day 1
Pop'- Pias IX. The weather was unfavorable, ia
falling al intervals throughout the day; but enon
ous crowd? tilled the Vatican anil lined tho stri-e
tbtongh which the members of the Council BttSSO
Th?- Pops followeil by 700 bishops BBOOSSded t?i t!
Hall of the Council amid the ringing of lulls and tl
thundering ?nf cannon frOBB the forts of St. Angel
and Mount Aveutinr. The Holy Father was iu iir
health The palli i it-is of the Hall of Council wei
occupied by Uni sovereigns and princes now i
Rome, by tlit- numbers of the Diplomatic ?
other notai'hs. The eer? inoiii?? exoelled in grandsi
and matrnihtetic?' any that have taken place in lion;
within the present e? ntuiy.
I>i.M??iN, VtjdBSSdsy, Don -
HO Power has a BBl Baal n^prcscntative at the (Eel
menieal Council. _
THE Kll'l ELK AN KKWiM.I:?.
Madiiiii, Wiiim Mlay, ?, ISBB,
The Republicans have BBfSBintod S ?oiinnitt?-?- t
nveetigate the esses of those ReimMtoana who ai
to U- trieil for their partii-ipation in the recent ii
A1STPIA AND tKCBSIL
TIIK ntlfl t: OF MOHTBltatOBO's PROT1 M?l'i:-'
PBV IB Of A QUABBKL.
I'Aitis, Wedneeaay, ?Dee, ?, is?9.
Tlie prince ?if Mont?!.?igte h.is praSsstsd agaias
the intention nf Anatria to occupy his taritoty wltl
tro'.ps. and the Prasalan Government bbs?bIbs Mou
THE BUE1 (ANAL.
LOaVDOB, Wnl m ".'lay, Dee. R, 1S69.
Shallow iron steamships are being built OBtfa
lyaeferths iw.?nation of the Baes (anal. Mi
?ahbaiy? who saib-il tbroagh the canal in bis yaefa
Osssbria. write? thai after talring careful sooBdingi
he i? (,f th,-oi,?nil,?i that no vessel drawiM OTBf If
?*4-t?'?\4.r at tliioiitrli tin- canal.
I i oaaSa i . WiiU'umLh , In I
liie Comrress of I?<attts has san. Bibled in Hnples.
MIBJtn io in i:n A tow N?M \l:i II on PLEUT?:
HAS asa. !???< I, -An atli-uipt was lately made tt
Irinn th?- |4)Vmj 4.f .Itiin. but it SMS flBSllBl?d. Mali}
persons ?sspni ted of ootnplieitjr la abe plot bave bees
BBffSetsd. 'I h< troops iVoss E-puitu Saint
nianhiuif toward Pnerto Pliacipe. It is sappoocd
th?- latention ?>f tbs ?roops Is t<? destroj s rebel
BtaBBSSSSSntnt plant? ?l SB tliat read. The (brtrudi) In
pspoitfd tmbort ea nVnstaa Key. 0<u. I?<-sca han
Batrived m Havana*? lek.
ffttl i\?. M.i.Mi BTS at BAB .141-1 .
NtTBTlTAS, \"?. .1. A Siiaiii?luillii'rr hns admit ted
she ta<t that the Cataleas snafered s great roatal
Han .Lisa. At that point the Spaniards had B 400
BsebateBt MO airong. fin ths sotb ult. Barnabe do
VaiiiH.t a lib t iirht or ten men appinaelx d, when the
thBVBlBSds ttartTd eat, 'JO of tlnin. in hot pursuit.
Varona e?ii,tiiuiid retiriiiK uutil lie hail SSBBOtO
Bisare the CMasas srsta s??asted. wsssb his bsbbsbbts
Were all Miri?mnd?<l anil taken pi atOBSSB Not a man
?a* |?,?t by th? Cn-ob's. V.irona. iBBtaBtdof OadaMrtng
Basseisonernts) be ?nsnt, dirtscted them t?> l?e sent to
???I. Ailei this J? at of amis, he <SBBSd his gWSBSfl
aaBnSJhei and aita? k?-?l San Jo>?;. The (.'atulans WSSB
snrpiis.,1, ami at tilica threw out u whit? flag, ut
?'???it of ?vhitdi the ita.MiiKeiitsctiirtial liniiK. Valona,
?nplsising the Catnlans int4ii4led to sin un?
der, went forward to nx*4t them, ftcc?impii
BBBi by lour or live ?stddiers. ConlidiiiB in the ila?
?I true?-, and fasgettlBH thut the brave Ati(rusto
?t**?!*'?! lost inn lit.- by HBBsliif m the aresd of bssBBf
?f the Bpaniaids. VbS?OBB was*startled when th?
?Banish f^HiitiiaiKli-r ?avu orders V> tire, ami two
?' hit party fell SBBti. IBB Cubana, justly inc?riisrd,
?wiuiMliatlv i ? " SSBBM BOOd tln^tiinbat. Iiuttiinehav
tng I??,.,, tltHt ar)(j t|je MpanianjH r?'enforc45d. Varona
OSStnttded to retire, carrying oil' his dead and
?oiiiidi?.?!. The colonel BSBBSsBBsttaSg tho Kpaiiish
*,r?s was killed. Tin- town is full of familiea from
''??rto-J'nuciirc. and the hospital?? ?rowilcd with
?**?? It has rained a month without i^rtsatbiii.
711K (?I'NJIOAT <?l BBTIOM TO UK 8F.TTI.EI)?TAC
Tl? s OV TUB M'AMsll MiSIs'I'KU- IHK 1(1'.
VOBaTtUI I'KHI MAN rli;i(l(E>il>KU~KXI'ACfEU
MtlaTASg OK rBg <;i:niioa'I8.
tTAsuuitjlo.N, L'ijc. b.?Tht buniiiah iruiilmar. oiiiaj
tion is in course of Rcttleineiit liy diplomacy. It
known that tliey liavo Im-i-ii detained by Goveriime
on complaint of tho Peruvian Minister, liis rein
Ki'iitution Mag thai they were designed to relie
other Sr.ani.Nh vessels which were ta? bs employed
hostility against IVru, 1 lenco the proceedintrs inn
tilted to dtteiinino whether or not our neutiali
law? were to he thus violated, lint it is ascertain
from an unothcial, hut trustworthy, source that t
Spanish Minister to-day presented a paper to tl
Secretary of State, denyiiiK the premises of the I
ruvian Minister, and giving the pisslSBl Ihai lits pu
huais are not to be the means of carrying on a vr
with I'eru or any other nation with which tl
Vnitvd States are ?it pean'.
This eonimunication was somewhat similar to th
heretofore presenten by the iYiuvinn Minister to I
move the objections of Spain, the ellcct of which w
the release of tho two monitors purchasi'd in tl
Vnitcd States for tho Peruvian (?overnment. Tl
Peruvian Minister on receiving a copy of the pap
expressed liimself satisfied with tlio explanation at
assurance of tho S|ianish Minister. Tliereforo tl
cause of tho detention of tho Spanish gunboats
District-Attorney Pierrepont has already, or bo?
will be made ac<iuainted with these diplomatic pr
ceedinps, and it is antieipatcd that liis action in tl
premise? will forthwith lead to a judicial order for
release of tho gunboats, when they will bo trail
ferred by the contractor to the authorities ?if Spai:
The Spanish Minister takes a view similar ta th;
of tho Peruvian Minister to Mr. Seward nearly tw
years since, namely, that tho war between Spain an
Peru and other South American Kepublics long ae
??a-used, with no intention to renew tho hostilities.
This is tho present condition of atlairs. althotic,
not formally announced in the communications bi
ttveeii these (?overnmeiits ; but w hen the represent!
tives of Spain, Peru. Chili, Ikilivia, and Kcuadt
assemble in Washington next January, in joint coi
ference, it is conlidently expected they will gii
emphasis to the fact that Stales has been restant
among them, with a desl?e to cultivate the BUM
DEVOTION OF THE CTIIAN LADIES.
Tlio Cuban ladies residing at New-Y?nk hnv?
of their own means ami by private, contribution?, pu
Cassait arms and munitions of wai to the value o? |is,00
which are to be presented to the ??nvernment of ?. i -.-p. ds
'iHS HOBS1 BB I'l.iiriuN.
The name* nfll\eil to lb? petition fur tho recognition <
the bcl!i_cient ritrlils of the ?'ubans, liy tlic Unit?*- Btat?
m, sod airead* t.twarded tu Washington trot
th:.- city, are in number I
THE sr\M-ii OUVBOAIB.
The matte? of tin* inotion for tho diaeharg
Of the Sp.itii.-li gunboat*? eaiuo on for aigiin.cnt in tb
I'nit.il Matas District Court. Ifrafffft J sdgtfflstffhfllt.
><-unlay. Mr. Stoughton, counsel for Mr. Dclainatn
said th.' matter en mo Dp nt this time ?irreeablo to tb
mntiun minie by District-Attorney Plsrreponl ob Batai
day. it was desirable tbal tbc argument tb? aid prince
und the matter be determined at BS early u date a poss
hie, as ?treat injury would result t ?? Mr. Delamatcr by an
uiiqeoessary delay. Be iMr. Bto-s?btonl had tuen li
funned by AasUtant In.-t:n-t-Attorney Pbelpa that Dii
trict-Attoriiey Pierrepont had not eotne t<> his ofBee, an
?t was thought that be had not returned from tvashinj
ton. Under the cinumsuiices counsel would take th
? n of th?' ? 'oiirt.
As-.i-t.int District-Attorney PhSlpsSSUI he could onl
say tbal be fall** expect? d to have Basa btstrtet-AUorae
Pierrepont on the prevloat evening, and, not batios see
lii i ia there, be felt certain th.it he would unite in th
um iniik', lut he had rmt coin?, und, as no |all_IBBI ha
been ricened from bun, hothoucht that bo must hav
lia i n in ax),ci t.,liy ilctaiii.il. He thought thut an Ol
i,..-tunlty eliniili) lie civeii fur eiiiiiiiiiu.ii .11urn with Ml
':? rrepool before proeeedlog wita the arsumetat, as Hi
I j...nt u us the only one coDoected with tho affui
a im h,ni ? know led? of the details of tha ease,
Mr. Btouyhton said he bad BO <b -Ire to push the matte
under the circumstance!?, but he da sin d im early a day a
possible, and would not like it to RO nver ne,it- tl.uii 00
il.it. as a further postponement would great.y iiiicifer
with coin.s.-,'s arrangements.
The ?'.Hirt then set tho uiotlon down for bearing at 1
a. m. today.
raOBJtaSLI IWrMffi Off THE fil'M'.'iATS?Till
?.?iVl.UNMI.M' IM.IKEI.V TO l.Iiil.L TlUJ
A?.AIN ON CUSAN f.KOl M?.
District-Attorney Picrnpotit left this city fol
Wa-Liiigion at noon on Mi ulay l.irt, for the ?pu ,al |a
pose of consulting tbe National and oilier authoritie
there wiih ii-fi ii ses t" lu? sellas la the highly ??postas
international matt? r of the thlity lihi-Ud TiTtlthBJhl
boat>, eoi.cerniug w lu. h so SUM h ha? been doii??, and sala]
and Iff!?ci.lati'd dining the last fi w weeks. 08 Til'-sd ?,
Judge 1'ierrejioiit att? tided a < fehl] 11 BiOStlnH. St aThhil
the ijiithUoii was fully ditcussid, and last i-tcning be r?
turned to New York. II?? was visitM liniiifill
ately by a Thiiiim: reporter, to whom bo com
muni! ated the ?urn and HhStBBOS "f hi
tsstmsllsus sad |pl ? faUowsi Bs ?Till op*?.-?,
the motion ol Mr. Del.uiiater'r, nun.sel for the n 1. a-.- %
lha libeled reaaela, as betas pre-natnrs sad iMftvpn a
be made In so IflBffortaol S cause l.i-fore the return of tin
monition, which cannot be regularly return??! before tin
litb hist. Ofl this tat liiiii i.i groniiil Judge Hi nepont Bl
another adjouriniieiit. He, will then move for tin
holding of a Special Admit.iItJT Teim, by Judge lilateb
lard, 1.? tween In-cembi-r 10 an<l SO, for the purpose of Issl
lngl the merits of tb'a guubo.it BBSS, j'nt unies? tin
I'eiuvian Minister, on whom the onu* of evidence ?le
, hin:! produce mure ti .-.'.??iiony ci.nri riiiug ant
: the lib? l?d ? oiion? ras than that l.nitiassnilor wai
ineliiied or able Is finnlsh the District -Attorney Bl
Wa-bini'tori, thr ?jtniK<mt* wtilundoubtedly bt rrlntirtl m
(ht n, ni fitiirniii, withoutopftOmWott??pot Ib? jirotrrittiiir,
tinti'i state? orneen. What in. ni um the Gtif ernmeDl
frranl the ai a iiini, asked fur by Befior l^-mu? and bb
roadjutors, rapportad i?y the opinion ?>f Oroavanor P
Laowrr, eaui to be based ou the expli? .t a-SdariU ol Ia*na
C?o A?aroaiid l'lalicis XaViel ?.Mu?ais 1 ?la this lm.-?l
vital point Jadaje Plenepont does aol bssllsts to ?lu
tiiictiy aftlrm that In ?Base of the e-tpseted relesas froa
tin oiitrin ii Peruvian libel, As '/"<* not intend i? tniertotin
the application oj tbe < ?butt autborUttt f?t <;
r.rtf tettUtt <>f 'the rrttr/l altfjjut Ut bt (If
uiyurd lor the COtomittion of hottiitllte ttijuumt tin
?.i,m notent, colon)/, and veopU of the Maud *?} ( ulm, un?
ir it t h f Government ni wathinylon ??/mil ?<> direct, ?fia
further consideration, _inl be deent? it bi?lily iinpiobabie
tbal the .Vntional Millhoiltles, ?is ?iffalrs no? stuiiil, Will
ib cute to have th?' fspani-h irurilioatM n libeled. AiidJiidi*?'
Pi?-1 n pool s? es no ?nance is th?' iraae foe the < 'ubsna and
tbiir r?y mp.it ii ib? re, szeepl throash the asilen of ?Con?
srf_?-,bV whlih tbe nltiliiate coilioeof tbo Admlliisttia
tion will be anally determined.
tMBAT ra?M_tni Off mi iti:volition? i*;:i n?
HEM ItOMlIKII B*S AIIOKESS?1'Al'EK MONEY.
Aix Caves, Nov. IA.?Tha tnuiiiiili of tlio
rc\olutioii I? almost eomiilete in the Houtli, all tho prin?
cipal town? In this part of tho country having, within
tin; laf-t < iKbt <ir t? B dB] ?, given m their adht'Nlou to tbe
(loieruuii-.iit of President Domliiguo. Tho I'lcquets are
disbandiiig rapidly, most of them Mibmltlltig themseUi |
to tiierevoliitionary authorltl?H,aiid tho others oee.klng
rS-atfB In the foi'stra. Doinlugiie baH Jinat IsHiied an ad
drees to the <'h.< N of the. army eiicampi d at OsA ro'itr
.lacm? 1 ; ?.en. Cbevaller beiii?,' among tbein, ui?;iiig that
tiny IttSC mi tune lu hiIvii.B Bpon I'm t an 1'niico, and
rilalllia.'that It ceiier.il combined movement baltteeii the
forces under bis eomuand and Pre-ldent Bsget's ?rmy,
already OS ltn way from the North, ?rltl be imme?
diate! v made, with th* vb-vv of Invehtllig Port an Punce,
andobiaiiiiiig an euirance into the city either by fort?; or
TbS turn thing? hav<* recently taken In favor of the
revolution baa molted already In a revlTal of bouneM
at tin- placa, steiai of the Btierrhanta trao left Aux
?ayes in Ibe caliv |>al( of till? yeal. when bil-llie-n
Memid to be entirely rained, are prepsnair to return
und lehuiiie trade, iia>w that then- _t a pritsiiect of con?
tinued P? ace. Tbe country people are blink-lug In con. o
and (ou.m lie.ly. and the? ayaniie will this tup take a
full ear?,'?., cocaslstluf principally'of these .?uici.-i,. t.?
Mew-YorB Pr?r*aldeul Doiniiiigun ba? in?ue?l a arena
oideili.K lb?' witlidrawiil of all coined money from ?in il?
lation, und ?utboilzmtf the pulule Treasurer to ?ive
aapsi money in exchango for ?pecie at tbe rate of ltw
Hay tien dollar? for |i BJOtd.
TAXINti I'.MTEO HTATIX HO.NDH IN KKNTtrCKY.
Loitsvii.i.k, Dec 8.-JutlK<' HofM ?1 tl?'
Jefforaontkmiity Court renden-d an iin|Kirtaiit doclaiiHi
to^ay in tbe cane of Th? ?"oiniuonvx .nth of Kentucky
BgtTbi-Ixiulsvllle illy National _*SS?h,_*_ft*JJ?f*5_
tlon of tlin attorneys for the def??i?e lo dismiss tl e . I
issued. Suit was InatiiuUid to r.? ..vet the tax.n ?*. i?-?!.o.?
the Htate oil the iiic.oine arising fWHU l ",'''1'', , ? n
bonds neld by the Hank, and tho dectsioti, whiciiwiii
apply In all banks holding kiicIi bomb? alec lares I if. nt i 111
the Lr-n'alature coiiatitutloiial and lb? tutor (-on?, aa-t
fSlblddlUS tas IBB MBBOBBlltBtlonal An apical wiiioo
THE Ball OHION AT HAN DIEOO.
Han Fiianctsco, Dae. H.-A dispatch from Lo?
Angelo? ?ay? tbc ?hip Orion, from New-York for han
Francisco, before reported lost, went SSSSBTS <"' Vl"*-'"
Hlu.al. near Diego, on tbe lilt-lit of D.ciu.Im i ft. H"' ????
r.'scuedby thehtea.uei ?mil.ne, ..ml towed iu in ?
harbor of Ban Dies?, leak.,,? badly. But. w?? I" '_'" '?>
diwliuiKo bcr cargo, ihn trow aru Uowii **in?
THE NOMINATIONS BOB OUtCDIT JCHUF.P?I'ROS
ri'.l TO OK THE EAKI.Y ADMISSION ok VIR?
GINIA?TUB NINTH (T.NM'S ? INIUAN TKKA
III S TO BB ANSI I.I.Ki? ? KOUEIliN CHOP ](!?;
PoU'i's?THE MONITOR DICTATOR IlKAIM)
|B1 TKI.RiiRArn TO THE TUIM'NE I
Washington, Wcdnesilay, Her. 8, lw,9.
Nominations for 8 of tlio il new U. 8. Circuit Judge
BBlpB -.ere sent to the 8enato to ?lay. Tho selections aro
con8?4lere?l rery g04>d. (Jeo. V. ?Shepley for the First Dis?
trict, and laewls It. Wo4idruff for tlie Second, were strongly
recommended by tbo best men t? Unir districts. William
McKeuuan, for tho Third District, is a relativo of Mrs.
(?rant, and ho received a strong indorsement from
Western l'i nnsylvauia, tho eastern portion of tho Rtato
being divided ?n ex-Attorney Gen. II. II. I5row?iir
Bad Judge Russell Thaycr. The appointment of Oeo. A.
PearlP, for tho Fourth, and Oeo. H. Yeaman for the Blxth
District, was a surpnso mid disappointment to tho
numerous applicants. Rearle is from Cumberland, Mary?
land, and was elected Chief Justice of tho State Circuit,
comprising the Counties of Allegheny. Frederick, and
Washington, In lSflT, but when tho Democrats
put possession of the ritato bo was legislated
out of office, liuestlonu of locality In some Instances de
termincd the selection, and notably so In the case of tho
Sixth Circuit. The President several times said, while
tho subject was under consideration, that he should,
without hesitation, giro this appointment to Jtidgo R. M.
Corwlno of Ohio, were he from any other State, but that
there was such a pressure against giving this Judgeshlp
to Ohio that he should bo obliged to look elsewhere.
J nil go Corwine, though an unwilling candidate, hail tho
unsolicited support of almost tho entlro Cincinnati bar.
Gi-o. 11. Yeaman of Kentucky, who was anally appointed
for this Circuit, was not heard of in this connection
until very lately, and is said tu owo
bis appointment to tho Influenco of William
II. Wads-worth of that State. Justice Swayno of tho Pu
premo Court advocated tho appointment of Judge Bill?
iard, also of Krutucky, nnd an effort will be made to de?
feat the confirmation of Yeaman. Wm. Ii. Woods, nom?
inated for tho Fifth Circuit, is now a resident of Mobile,
Ala., but halls from Ohio. Ho served through tho wur
in Gen. Sherman's army, coming 4iut as a full Hrlgadler
Os?atela After tho war ho scttlod In Alabama, snd
aagSBBd In tho practico of his pruicssluu, and when that
Stitto was reconstructed was eloct04l Stato
Chain M Das on tho Republican ticket. He is a
brother-in-law to Senator Wann r of Alabama, and
was backed up by most cxci lient recommendation?.
This Circuit. It was thought at one time, would bo given
to Thos. J. Durant of New-Orleans. Thomas Druminond,
Appointed to the Seventh Circuit, halls from Oalena, 111.,
aud Is now a District Judge hi tbat State. lie Is a warm
personal friend of Gen. Grant. Iaorenzo Sawyer, In tho
Ninth Circuit, 1? at preient a District Judgo In Cali?
fornia. The contest for tho Eighth Circuit Is to BSBB I
contested that tin- 1'rcMdeiit B DxiklriAf for a new man.
The fight B between ex-Congressman Hen Ixian of Mis?
souri and Charles Dillon, a brother-in-law of ex Cougress.
man i'ric?- of Iowa. The def' .t of Hciicdlct and Hale In
tlie New Y.iik Districts causes much chagrin among
Tho Committee of the Virginia legislature, composed
of Speaker Turner of the BsBBS, I UTOS of tin- Senate, fuid
M??.?rs. M.ihiH'd. llnrkhol.ler. Wood, McCall, Ashby,
Walker and Crcnshaw of tho Home, paid a furmsl vi.iit
to the President to-day. Mr. Turner, on behalf of tho
Committee, addressed tho President, ttatlug that tho
Cnnitnitteo represented over two thirds of tho Legisla?
ture, and heartily tendered tho BSSeuttVS their thi'k?
for the de lded course taken In regard t?i the early ad
SbbbBBBS of their State, and assured him that the Constitu?
tion, as adopt? d, woulil lir SBfalSi out In gi-.nl faith.
Gen. Grant replied that he did not doubt the
spc? dy udinlMlnn of the State. Mr. Tu:
?Bated th?- PrSBtdeal that the Committee had come
to Washington to pay their r?-?i'< < L to the lic?u!ive,
and to bevsaa lalai tie a with tbe Reconstruction cnm
lnittee, and not t?i ask appointment? fur Virginia. The
l'n inleiit Informell tli.- fomm'Mce that ?e hud J.i?t
nominated IBS Hon. <;eorg4> A. IVane nf Maryland t?i be
-t.it? s Circuit Judge of BBS 1'ourth Circuit, which
im! ?les Virginia. The Committee then \t itlnlr. u Ott
Thomas 8. Flourney was present during the interview as
At | n'? lu? k this afternoon the tame Committee had a
BMSaaBBWlth lien. I'.nT l?-r. Chairman of IBS I ??mmiltce
on nsnsBBtiueStna. The me, ting tesBpases at his issl?
dense, BpsnaseTainas bderaasd Dea. BnAlss that ibs
fees lalllSS BndeeUsd tobase an informal meeting with
litin nt. ? h.ilrmaii of ihr Bi lonstrui Uoii CsSBSBlSBBa. <?< B
It. mid :
'?(?riitleinen, I understand the object of your vlilt, snd
am glad i" n ' sirs >"U. it kns bees siren ont that l In
t< ml. il to opposa the a'lmi'xioii of Yiign.ia. Tl
Correct. 1 urn only dcsiiou? to DS CSUtlOUS, Congr???
admitted ???orgia, and sBs bsa broken faith, sin? adopted
a Constitution, nnd snvs sil ser rltlsena free end equal
light?. ButnBaona u? Bbewas sdalttsd Into inesistsr
liood of the StatSS, she not only uhrog.itcil in.inv of the
iipuMiciu ptiiicipl? ? "f lui I "ii?titut on, bin denied IBs
right 4,f tin? colored ?ueinbers to Bold fiats in
tns i* gMatiire. i.eoii'ii hi? g.uind edwlaslon
1? V fnuiil, aid as all fiinnl.t ?an Slid must
be su m manly dealt with, Cougraas will compel Oeorgis
t'? k. < i> hi r plight! d faith. Mo' will In- ?1? .alt uith ?m ftS?
eonntofher fraud. Transases asa siso tunken svery
bond snd pledge? and now, in that Stats tse solered tusa
Is little Better off thus henna ten resra atom, Bvsn
principle of the Republican paity 1m then ast si nought.
und the lau n of ihe land asi ut deflasee, l desire to
guan? agalin-t a r?'p?tition of ?in h fi .11,1?. flSOrSiB aid
Tenneasee|hsa tn. kid the RepnhUonfl party and the
tme union people of the|lsnd, and I an determinsdte
assit) m previ nting any mure of such trnkiry fiom any
A delegate then read a memorial which the d?l?gation
had prepared for presentation to tho Reconstruction
Committee. The memorial, in brief, (?taten that on the
?th of July last, pursuant to tho lawn of Congress ami
the pi'"-i.limit l"ii of the President, the citizens of Virginia
adopted h Constitution thoroughly republican In form,
und It? provisions providing, among other thing?, for u
thorough syiti'in of free school?, etc.; that this Cotistitu
tion was adopted almost unanimously; that tho two
clauses defi-ateil wire voted upon Hiparan ly by permi?
hiou of ( oiigrt'HH and un order of tho l'ntiident, ami
that Virginia had compiled with the Reconstruc?
tion laws ; tho I'reslilent hat already dictare?! tho
Constitution acceptable to him; that the. I?egl*l?f
turo elected under tho provisions of tho (onstltutloii
had orgaiii/.'d und elect? d Bah?N r??. hudratlticd thoXIV'th
and XI Vlh Amendments, and elected two geutli'inen as
U. 8. Senators against whom no objection lould SB BSgei
men whom tho I/eglslature deemed acceptable to all ;
that throughout tho Hint?' npriKcntutiv? n to (Jongrest
ha4l Ih?oii I honen against whom no objection?, "so far as
constitutional right was concerned," hud Imcii made ;
and that the people tiad SBtSSSi a Govirnor whoso loj
alty. truth, and honor nono ?loiibted, and who hail beeii
MSeptSd by IBS I'reslilent as a loyal and prop4T officer,
and who at BBSS gave ovir the state authority to SBB
us soon a- he was inaiigurati d. Tin? miiuorlal SaSSSi
saymg: "Anil having thus compiled with all IBS t<rini
n (julri-il by either branch 4if the4iener.il (iovernment, we
rehpictfully ask Virginia to be admitted as a Htate of the
Federal I'nion, and that BBS Hitnutors wi' have iasSSSa
and the ripri'ieiitatlves ivhoin tho pSBftS have eleetiil,
be ut once admitted t?i their respective ?outs in this pris
4!iit Congriss." Osa. Ruller, at the conclusion of BBS
reading of I he memorial, resumed hi? remarks, ami said :
OBBTtaaBBI I urn delighteil with your mi-moilal as
fur us it sens, but If you will hIIow me to make it ?BSSTSS?
Hou, I would say Unit uu addition ol ihn-?- or four Been
Will settle the in,?Her, anil Virginia Will be uilmltud
wilhin uu hour after the Coinmitieo report a bill for that
Beverel af lbs sssnntnaea ?ui<i BnuBBer, " what arc tho
line? t What is it you iliwlre t" Gen. Itutler SWWSSOdl
I think It better for you to pledge yourselves sh the leg?
islature, und for your constituent?, that you will sac Unit
ihe piovisioUH of the Constitution, as It now stands, will
bn faithfully carried out, ami no trickery done, us in tho
ease nt Georgia and Tiniiessee. H you do this, 1 assure
you that Virginia will be a ?tale In tlie Union before tho
ex pirateen ssths ntwesnt wstdr. I win say fnrihsr. thai
sut ii pledge, made by .V4MI asa leglslstlro bixly. and as
,'ciitli'iuei!. will perfectly satisfy me, as It doubtless will
ail Use in? ihIm'ih ?it tin* Ciiiiiiuitiee. I sin ulisay? ready
lo accept Uu? BStNtBB of a Virginian gentleman.
tipcakur ?Turner then assured 4.ou. Huiler that tbo
pledge would be added. He said the Commltto would
hold a meeting us sisiu us they retired to their hotel, sud
would make Hie necessary addition. Geu. Huiler then
Well, gentlemen, that settles the matter, and the BB>
conslimtioii ?'oininlttee will be prepared to ri-celro you
and your memorial at lo o'clock to-morrow morning. I
like tbi? Constitution adopt? ?I by your people. It fs
itiiily, in many of it? features, much better thou
Un- '(oii?titutioii "f Massachusetts, and vastly better
tiniri maiiv of tho constiluUoiis of other Hiates I have
no in -?nailon IS saying Unit I ?lo not b-lleve the Ki'liulors
i4iii|fK?pi's?'ntiitivi'? f i oui > our Ml ate uill In- ? duy behind
tlie uilnii-siiin of imii Mate. I am vi'it desirous toliuxe
tbe rote In ths Penmi unanimous, and I hone there will
uol ha liny party vote aboutit. I realty would like to si<?
oiil Virginia ?ou?e In again with the unaniiiiou? courut
ol L'UlijliSSB I have uo passion ?ji party feellug about' it,
and I feel mire that I ?peak the sentiment? of tho ot?
members of the Reconstruction Committee.
After hi.lf an hour ?pent iu general conversation,!
Committee withdrew, nnd at onco repaired to Willar
Hotel, where they held a formal meeting, and again dr
up a memorial, tbc same as before, with an addition
And furthermore?, this Committee pledge thrrnsolt
singly and jointly, und a? the Couimltteo represent*.
Hie ??t?te legislature, that the provision? of tint Ht?
Constitution, a? now adopted, ?hall be carried out to I
very letter and spirit of it? intent aud law.
Till? was subsequently ?hown to Gen. Butler tonig
and after reading tho added lines ho ?aid : " Well, tl
settles Virginia's admission, and I am as much delight
as any one else." Gen. (?rant was informed by ??
Walker of tho result of tho Interview, and tho action
tho Committee, and congratulated Gov. Walker on t
now sur? prospect of the speedy admission of tho Sta
Tho Committee meet tb? Reconstruction Couimltteo at
o'clock to-morrow morning, aud there Is reason to belle
that a bill looking to tho admission of Virginia, will
reported to both Houses to morrow.
The Census Committee, at their meeting to-day, agre<
to report an amendment to tho Census bill now und
consideration, fixing tho number of Representative?
Congress to BBB This provision will bo strongly SffffSa
In tho House, but it Is believed that it will bo carried,
it is indorsed by a majority of tho Southern and Weste
member?. It is thought that from all tho information
the possession of tho Committee, that tbe next ceusi
will show tho population of the country to be 40,1)00,000.
The Houso Committee on Indian Affair? bavo asee
tained that in almost every instance where treaties a
made with tho Indians, not only tho Government, In
the Indians, aro outrageously ?wludlcd by tho oflloe
making the treaties and controlling the dhbursemonta
moneys under them. A bill in view of thoio fact? will 1
reported by tbo Chairman, prohibiting tbo making
treaties in the usual manner in tho futuro. The Coninil
teo bellevo that many of tho treaties now In operatic
aro improper, and they will endeavor to bavo tho Seer
tary of tho Interior and Commissioner of Indian Affui
authorized to annul as many of tbo existing treaties i
practicable. It is proposed that Congres? take tbo ma
ter in band, and provide for tho maintenance of tbo vai
on? Indian trito-t.
Mr. Hargeut of California introduced to-day a bill r
quiring American Consuls residing in countries whk
produce cereal or other crops, that come In compctltlc
with American products in markets of tho world, to fu
nlsh accurate ??uarterly reporta of tho condition of sue
crops to tho Stute Department, which Is required t
transmit them to the Department of Agriculture, to t
placed iu compact form, tabular or otherwise, correctln
tnem by any trustworthy information in its possessioi
aud publish tho information In its monthly circulan
Tho author of tho bill deslgus to put our farmer? In posse
sion of accurate information, to enablo them to i.itell
gently dispose of their crops. Not knowlug more lntell
gently laws of demand and supply, entails annual losst
of several millions of dollar? upon farmer?.
A dispatch was received today from the Commander*
the monitor Dictator, which ststes that after they lei
Tybee for Key West, they encountered a severo gale o
the coast of Florida, which lasted over thirty hours. Th
monitor stood it better tbaiijtho tugs Trlaua and Staudlsl
which were the Dictator's convoys. Tho Trlana ui
shipped BBS rudder, which fouled her propellers, ?n
caused the Dictator to part her wlro wheel rope, aud sh
was four hours lu tbo trouiib of thesea. Nu dauiage wa
done beyond breaking her s'tarbofrt, qtifir?er boaTT ?t
a. Sh of tho 4th Inst., she parted company with tho tugi
and arrived at Tybee Koads, the mouth of tho Savanna
Hiver, SB Hi?* evi iiltiK of the cth. While the Dictator ws
B*B-lB| -'4 ri Solutions a minute, she had to slow down o
account of ?low ??.oi .1 ol the tug?. She has coaled, an
will leave the Tybee for Key West In BBSnaW
11, r.xecutlvo Session, to-day, IhS Humiliation prevloui
ly Bast?is of '? orge IL__thSBSa to be Secretary of til
Na\y, and William W. lielknap to bo Secretary of Wai
?etc unanimously conflrmed.
The ?eat of the Hon. ?ico. M. Adam?, ?tepresentatlv
In Obs-SSSSS from the VI11 tli Kentucky District, l? tob
i ,,i,t> -ted by ? ' .1 Sidney M. Pares, who Is now on his wa
here. ?lia?. I*. Shaw of Ni w York City was yesterduj
on motion of the Hon. Noah Davi?, admitted to piuctlc
In the ISJfSSSBS Court of the liilted State?.
Th?' Disability bill, removing the political disability
of n'unit Mm Soutln rncr.1 who participated In tho ?___*
Hun, which wtv, left over from last session, was taken B
In BBS .**' BBSS to day. Tho bill at the last session excite,
iiini-ual ib-bate, and was tho causo of considerable ll
filling. Hash Of the opp.i-ltlon to tin: bill was chargr
? ble to Senator Stewart of Nevada, on account of hi
fathiT ln-law, ex Senator Foot.' of Tennessee. The iiatn
of the latter *a* on the bill as it originally passed th
Senate, but the Monte ?truck It off, and passed tho till
BftSt a long debate without Foote's ::.itno. When It SSSB
back to the Senat??, Mr. Stewart opposed It, aud it wen
ot er until the praraetit session, to tin. great m)ury and in
convaiilence of many denervtng nun. The bill was tak-i
up today, and after a running dibate was passed, with
out amendment. It will go to the lieMileiit to?iiieirov,
who will promptly sign It.
John ('. Kniiioiit is expected here to-morrow on busl
_?_*_* connected with the Memphis and Kl Puso I.alll'oad
A strong pressure will be mad" to pass tho bill givlii)
this road the right of way. No subsidies aro asked, an?
It Is believed that the right of way will bo giauted. Tin
bill has already passed tho House.
AMolXT OK r?UN IN ffa-l Till! ASIKY ?II.I.K H
dim ni iv. in raaitBsaaa.
H.r.NKIl.41. PUKSB blSPAT? II 1
The Secretary of the Tieasury at present has ou ham!
about |7I,o??',mio m coin, and tho receipt? from i ust.BBB
ilmlng tue remainder of this month are estimated a
Hn/,.1,1??!, winch will make a total of Wl,6i)0,0ij0. Th?
weekly sales of gold, however, will reduro this amoutil
SJJBBtvaBJ or |m,??J?i,?siO. On the 31st inst. about |3?,0OO.ihj(
will be required to pay the semi -annual installment o]
the interest on the bonds of ism and the flvs twentlei
failing due upon tin? 1st Bfoz.. which will leave ? bal?
ance on hand of about B44,?*0o,iMi or |40.o?xi,ooo at thai
Collector James A Galbralfh of tho First Tennessee
District reporta to commissioner -tolano tha destruction
i.r-i m i,il illicit stills In J.ilerson County. Tbi?county
I? sail to be infested with outlaws engaged In violatlna?
the (?overinnei't Revenue law?. Tho Kevenuo authorl
ties did not succeed in making any arrests, M their ap
proach was mado known by parlies lu colluoiuu with Ute
No nomination ha? yet been made for the vacancy on
tbo bench of the Supremo Court of tho tinted -?tute?,.
The choice uiidoiibteilly lie? batween Attorney Uenoral
Hoar and Judge Drskln.? of (?ooi_iu.
Hear Admiral Craven has been ordered to assume the
duties of Port Admiral at Han Francisco, Cal., on the 1st.
. of January next. _
NOMINATIONS rOlt CJBCTOT JUDGES. ETC.
Wasimni.kiS, D. C Doc. ?.?Tlio followiu_
Dominations were sent In to day :
1(111 fill?TIT .ll'tif.r.S.
t'enrgo F. Hheplcv, Maine, tor the lint ( ireult.
)_?Wla li wiHiiirutT, New-York, for the Second ?ircuit.
Wlllliui McKeiuiiii.. l'ciiii., for the Third Cucul?,
tleorge A. Pearls, Maryland, for the Kourlli ?ircuit.
William H. Woods, Alabama. lor tint Hath ?in int.
t.eorge II. Yeiiman, Kentucky, for the Sixth < inult.
Thomas Driiiiinioiid, New York, for the Seventh Circuit.
lorenzo Sawyer for tb? Ninth Circuit.
I ,,ll ASSISTANT lHIASI iil-.H.
Charles J. Folger, ?t New-York.
t.eorgc W. I'almer. at New-York.
Pol li.Slll.lNS IN ?AVt I.KI'Alirill.NT.
Augustus I., Chase, Chief ?d the Barsau ol ?ndnance.
Daniel Amiiicii. ChlSl of the Iiureau of Yards and
t'dward T? Dunn, Chief of tbe liurcau of Provision?
W. M. Wood, Chief of tbo Iiureau of Medicino and
The other nomination? were of appointment? mado
duriiiK the recess, and Included PI IS th.. Treasury, m to
tha N?vy 12'J to the War Department*,eight to the Attor?
ney <lcii?''r?l's ?iftlie, ami ono. John M. Marshall, to be
Firtt Assistant PostmasUT (leni-ral.
NATIONAL OOLOBMD LAHOK CONVENTION.
Washington, Deo. 8.?The Natiunal (.,'olort-tl
I_ibor Convention reassembled at 10 this morning, and re?
inal iied In ?ession until i p. SB. Mr. Harri? of North Caro
lina, occupied tbe cbslr. After some unimportant buai[
u?*ss, report* were read from the several eoniiulttee?.
Mr W. J. Wilson, from tbe Committee on Savings
Il?iil?* presente?! an lnter??stmgV??iim? of tho prosres* of
th? Freedmcu? Savlnit? Hank, statin, union* other tbln__
that it? deposita bad ?mounted to over tiu,iJoti,u?j. The
reiiort recommended the encouragement of auch institu?
tions and declared their growth was tho toit of prosper?
ity among working people. ______
Mr Q. B. Woodsoii reported a resolution asking tho
li?vernoi? of States that have not yet acted ou tbo
X Vtli Auienduient. to conven? their respective I?-ginli?
ture? loi i U.it pin i'o.-e. Alter i.iuio iiioJilli ation It was
* Senator Wright of Boiitb Carolins, In a report, recom?
mended the establishment of a central Inireuu for tho
settleimnt ol -" ?|U?'*Woiis growing out of the liifrlntre
no nl ol colored |m rsolis' rights to travel, Ac, ?ud that a
fiin.1 he i used to prosecute case? of ill in atiueut be fort,
tl e Couru- ?H. Wri.ht? waa himself forcibly ejected
from a rtrstcla**? car, on his way here, after he had paid
,U.U'?idut'oiiB aero passed tcndcrU.-, tbo thanks of tbo
Corirentlon to Pre?ident Grant, and appointing a dele?
gation to wait on him on behalf of the I ?invention.
i'rof. L?ngsten read the addrew?. reported by the Com?
mittee appointed for that purpose. The document is
able and eloquent, ami 1? possessed of fine literary merit.
It is entitled "The Colored People lu their RelatUms to
American Industry," and usserts the ?Mill and capacity
of c4ilored labor, citing examples of both, demanding fair
remuneration, full protection, ?uid equal right of appren?
ticeship and employment with those enjoyed by white
mechanics and laborers. It declares that rightly under?
stood, capital being first crested by labor, there should
not be any antagonism between them, and affirms that it
Is not the wish or feeling of tho colored laborers to pro?
voke or hare part in any such antagonism.
They only demand their right, and tiny will BOSSM
i.othlng less. The language In regard to the national in?
tegrity was very strong. Colored labor, It declared,
would never Join in any movement that looked to repudi?
ation, any moro than It would Join a political party bar?
ing Unit on its banner. The aildress recommended very
strongly the formation of a Central Rureiiu ?if Industry.
tlie object of which should uo to organize tho colored
labor of the country, and especially of tbe bouth.
In the evening, tho principal speech was made by Judge
Kelly. Ho urged them to go Into all possible In?
dustrial enterprises that opened. In closing, ho warned
them earnestly against a political alliance with those who
for UO years pust liad held the colored i.n e in so abject a
position, that iu their presence colored men had not
dured to defend the honor of their mothers, wives, and
Judge Kelly was followed by Mr. W. White, Secretary
of the (ieorgla Labor Union, aud at a later hour by Mrs.
C'ary Hhudd (colorid) of Detroit. The attend SUSS was
very large, but there Is evidently too much talk und not
enough work. Senator ?uniner will address the Conven?
tion to-morrow evening.
THE ri?ESIDFSrS MESSAGE.
ITS RECEPTION IIY THE PKESS.
SKNSIIILE AM) I'l.AIN.
?/ruin The Uoiten AdTertiier.
"Sensible" is tho epithet by which ninc
tenths of it? readers will sum up their estimate
of the President's Message. It is not brilliant]
It has none of the picturesquo felicity of expres?
sion which characterized all of Mr. Lincoln's publie
documents; it n eijuully free from the aggressive
personality aud violent egotism which permeated every
ihlng coming from the last occupant of the presidential
chair; it deals with plain facts In a plain way; and as
thcro Is nothing In it which the humblest citizen can tall
to under.?tumi, so tuero is nothing that the most ingenious
enerr\r can torture into a meaning not intended. Tho
President shows plainly enough that he bas not " abilb
cated," but that ho holds the reins of his great ofllco with
a firm hand, ami bus employed the comparative leisure
of the recess In a careful and profitable study of the moat
pressing needs of the nation.
PRACTICAL AND STRAIGHTFORWARD.
>I"Oj Tli? llul-.i J Polt, b. iwilJl.c.
The first annual message of President
Grant Is as devoid of rhetorical embellishment as
is tho address of its author. It goes straight to
business, and offers its suggestions and recom?
mendations lu a strictly business way. ? ? ? The very
practical and straightforward character of tho document
will strike all readers forcibly. It contains no evidence
of independent thinking or original views, but generally
adopts those of ?secretaries and Senators. Yet It cm bo
readily compreheuded, aud, If closed ou a rather low key,
will be takeu us the address of a plain man to Cougress,
made in tho plainest manner. Its brevity is a merit,
which a merely business communication should always
aim to possess.
CLLAR AM) COMPRF.IIF.N.SIVE?NO VF.RBIAGE.
J-Y-iii 1 kt lia.uoiorr >no (Peiiiucritlc).
The Presitlent'lirst annual messaKe has at least
tlm merit of brevity, and it Is So be hope?l may become s
model lu that respect for the communications of his sue
Btneoie, We ure glud to be relieved in this message from
surplusage aud tedious verbiage, uuil the example thus
eut might bo safely followed, not 4>nly by (?en. Gram's
tuetjessOfS, but by some of the heads of department? aud
bureaus In their accompanying annual' reports. Gen.
Grant has set a practical example of retrenchment snd
reform in this matter which Is worthy of general official
Hnit.iti"U. * * ? The message lam Kcnuial at clear and
Vr.'iu Tfi. Ptitliairlpbi? An? (llcinircrauc).
The snsjSBBBJB is not as short as was promised.
Bor is it as explicit as might be desired. It falls too mu. h
n.to those generalltlei und platitudes by which the real
?juestionsare avoided. Of the ."out hern ?Rate? still excluded
trom the Union but DOS, Virginia, Is the subject of unequiv?
ocal recouiuieuil.itlou. Mississippi and lexus, and eves
Georgia, are handed over to the temler mercies of Radi?
cal legislation. ? ? ? The boast? of extraordiuury
prosperity in which the mesaage aboundsseem thrown iu
without any distinct nfercuc? to the preseut ?tute o? t?o
country. An undecided tono ulso pel rudes what Is said
Of foreign alburn. No decided course is recommended as
to Cuba. * ? ? As a pubilo document tho Message Is
feeble, and does not udvuhi e the solution of any olio
rjusstiot) of Important-?-. It will ?ltsappoint most reader?,
and we. ?it least, are umler no compulsion to praise It?
?llA.NT HAS BBBB BTTJDTIBO POLITICS.
Vtntm 1 be lluiai.j l.'ounrr (li.moncratic).
Contrary t?> scellerai expectation, the rnessafro
of pi?aident Grant Is a long and comprehensive,
if not elaborate document. Its author has evi?
dently worked haul during the nine months ho has held
office to i ? ?jUulut himself with ?-t.it?. affairs, for, wnilo
his inaugural address was virtually a coufesslou Of If
Sotanee OU the majority of pubilo topics, tho present
[t trtftttr IBB* ST bus studied, If not mast? red,
Mari rallo! these. ? ? ? Tho message brings Grant
before uu in sc\ual new roles, und is well worth attentive
l'RvCTirAl. coon sf.nsk.
I-rum l'.liiburiu tummrrciaL
?.in. Giant's BtOSsthge is brief and direct.
Tin boute SBSira Of the nutiou aro trcati-d with ptactical
good senne. ? ? ? The topics referred to ure treated
with thorough Intelligence, and tho recommendations
? vim? a ?h'grt-e of statesmanship which ?sill command
the heartiest upprobatiou of the country.
A DISSATISFIED KKl'LHUCAN.
I ruiu Tlie Oocu.oetl t'oaim?rci?l.
President Grant has prodooed a longer mes
<;i,i' ami ?me inoro ambitious In Its scope and style than
was expected. The expressions of his pride In "this
great nation," and gratitude that It Is notas other nations
ure. night have been modified with advantage, on the
s. oi,-of good taste. There is a personal consciousness,
too, ?ropplng out in tho message, hardly In harmony
with the charucter of a simple and modest soldier. It
was not Important to say that certain countless blessings
and all that sort of thing, with which Fourth of July
literature has familiarized us, are "submitted to your
can'and mini-." The message euds In tho same strain.
Wo fear there Is In the Presidential, as iu most uuolllcial
mind?, a condition that approaches confusion concerning
the flnenelsl questions. Tho President don't want Im?
mediate resiimptiou of specie payments, for that would
tie hard on the debtor clues, but he Is against uncertainty
lu values. We fear tho i'resideut's education has
been a little neglected right here. He
eurnestly recommends that which is utterly lmprac
Ueshle. Congress has the same power to put au Imme?
diate stop to the fluctuations In tho value of.currency
that it has to put an immediate stop to the fluctuations
m the price of com or cotton, ?ir to tho riso and fulrof tho
waters of the Atlantic. He means, however, In geuoral,
that we should move in the direction of speciu payments,
anil in that ho Is sound. The observations of the Presi?
dent on Cuban uftulrs are clear and Just. Tho language
of the message telatlng to the negotiations with Great
Britain Is considerate and dignifica, and will be generally
approved. ? mic thing, however, seems to us open to ob
metion, The President could not have expected that
England was likely to ajHilogizc to us for the sentiments
her people entertained as to the war of tho Rebellion lu
this country. Concerning tho French Cable, the Presi?
dent has been unduly Influenced by tho New-York Asso
cioted Press. ? * ? I'pon the tariff questiou tho
Chief Magistrate will bo fourni pleasing to the In?
terests that suppose themselves to be protected. At
long as nine tenths of the people think It a tine thing
to be taxed for the special advantage of tbe other tenth,
and cail it protection of American industry, we suppose
Ills all right.
TUS SPECIF PATMBMT PLAN SUPPORTED.
Kruai Tbe I iuciuoali (luette.
Its linaneial and currency propositions are
the new funding of the bouda at ?| per cent iuteiest, and
the tiling of the coin value of tho greenback currency,
not ut its face, but at a fair current price. It is thus
slated: "To authorize tho Treasury to redeem Its owu
puttSt at a fixed price when presented." This woubl at
once stop all speculation iu gold, and a stability would at
Ones be given to tho currency. This would reet4irc specie
puymi'Ut without any disturbance of values. Wo ought
to believe Una the best plau yet presented, for we have
eurnestly advocated it. To fix the value of the currency
where It Is would do no injustice to anybody, uud on that
value specie pat incut could bo resumed at one?? without
dist?rbanos, wo hope that the Isflnsneo of the 1'reanlem
will concentrate legislative opinion on u plan founded ou
this prluclple of jiietly llxing tho value of the curieucy
SBVBBAL KXi'KPTlnNs takkn.
Sisea, The t.'hicaaju K.jiutiIi.au.
In the main, we agree with the reeoniruen
dat.ous of President Omal? There are. however, ?.?uno
potUtO, on which we ?Inter wldly unit radically. For ex?
ample, WO seaaot indorse his polte* of contraction os a
uii'iiu? of bringing about u speedy resumptiou of specie
payments. * * ? Tho vicissitudes of such a change
could not fall to work fur greater injuries than could pm?
ei'i'd from u continuance of existing surroundings. * * ?
President (?rant ulso re? oiniliciu'.s a reuetmeiit and con?
tinuai.co of tho In? ?une lax. We must demur lo this,
also. No tax is so unpopular. lue?iuituble, easily evaded,
unsatisfactory in Its returns. lUijuiBltoiiul lu Un scrutiny,
texiitioiisiu it? collection, and expensive lu proportion
to the cost of the levy. Hoarding oue other point, we
must differ with tue message- The national jiower to
reduce taxation, as exemplified iu ihn fuel that we are
now diminishing the public debt at a rato greater than
tiO0.OW.0tJU per annum, shows fleurir that we eau lunue
diatelv dispense with a number of internal taxes. We
see no reason why the abolition of these should be put
off, as r?-< em.i.iled. until the sesslou of Congress one
year hence. With those, and ? few minor exceptions, we
fully agree, with 1'iesideiit 4,runt's recomuieiidutlons.
A MODE!. OF SIMrl.lCITY AN1> V?t,oil.
Fnaui Tl>e ? 'hi.. Slate JoanuL
The message is a intxlel of condensation, of
simplicity und vigor in style, of broad und itutesmaultke
views stated wdii the precision and directness of an
elementary treatise. It Ims many sentences tbat will
serve ss texts for leading articles. ? ? ? The message
cannot lie condeiiseit, sud the best resume of Its contenu
Is the reading of tbe whole.
HECEPTION ?>K TIIK MKSSAlfE IN VIRGINIA.
hri'iii Tli? Kiil.ibuu.l ina^lrU.
To the people of Virginia, the Presidente
direct uud uiupiulltled recommendation that tho Virginia
Bepnseststlrss to Congress be immediately admitted to
their sluts, will he highly gratifying. ? ? ? We oonfest
our surpris? at lia re? niuiiieuilutluua coiiei-rnlng (Ieorgla.
We ?.illicit regard this fculurc without concern, notwith?
standing Unit Virginia passes muster, uud bus every
piospiit of iielng regularly enrolled os au c?,uul among
the euici of Ue Culou.
BP.AZIL AND THE KI'.I'l iil.ICS?THE PLANS OB
DOM PKIIItO? DISSATISFACTION OK III* AI
l.lK-s?A mUVOB STOUT?HOW TIIK PWiVI*?
IoNAI. GOVERNMENT IS ADMINISTERED A'P'
ASI'X? 'ION? lil.'A/I MAN CRUELTIES?I'KISON
EUS SHOT AND I.ANCKD.
MdXTKViDF.o, Oct. 14.?The uneasiness of tho Ar
ireiitiiies and Uruguayans respecting tlio ultimate?
designs of Urazil in the present war seems to increase
from day to day, and tho pros of botli tho form?e
countries is clamoring loudly for a rupture of the
alliance beforo their indepeiidcuco ia hopelessly com?
promised. Tho Brazilian Ministry lately made annfli
cial announcement in tho Chambers that tho war
with Paraguay was over: yet the War Ofllce
haa just called for 60,000 men, and we m
the neighboring licpublics are incpiiritiK,
what they are wanted for. There has always been a
strong party opposed to the war, but all classes now
seem to have taken the alarm. El Mercantil del
Plata of this city Bays : " Even the journal? which,
sustain tho governmeut of Sr. ?Sarmiento are at last
obligedlo confess that tho alliance is covering with*
lasting infamy in tho eyes of history the powers
which have combined and participated in tho great
crime of exterminating with Gro and sword a brother.
people?That tho authority, born in crime, which*
calls itself the Orieutal Government, and which ia
merely the expression of the will of l?rnzil, should ac?
cept and continue th?i policy of the alliance, is easy
enough to understand ; but that tho Govern?
ment of tho Argentine Republic, which purports to
emanate from the will of the people, should volun?
tarily accept the legacy of Mitre, and declare itsell
the successor of that political traitor, is a thing
which can only bo explained by the corruption of tha
dominant party in the republic." El Mo de la Plata,
after denouncing in unmeasured terms the in?
terference of the allies with the affairs of Para?
guay, and observing that tho Paraguayan peo?
ple received them, " not as liberators, but as
soldiers of conquest," warns it readers that "a strict
compliance with international law is the only guar?
anty which weak nations possess against tho
aggressions of tho strong. What resistance," it goon
onto ask, "can we oppose to injustice to-morrow,
if we have violated the principles of right which)
might have been appealed to in our favori
G rare dangert menace us. Let us try to avoid]
them in time." ?Stop tho war, aud break the alliance}
this is tho almost universal cry.
In the midst of this excitement a queer story comes
to light showing how Brazil has made herself tha
supreme ruler of Paraguay while pretending to iu-.
trust tho administration to a Provisional Govern?
ment at Asuncion. It seems that a hen Lopez evacu?
ated that place, his brother Venancio took with him
to the mountains a handsome prostitute with whom
he had been living iu concubinage; and she, tiring ol
a toilsomo vagabond life, recently left him,
came within tho lines ami presented herself one?
more at Asuncion. Hero sho claimed possession of
the property of her ex-lover, including several
hoasta. one of which had been converted into a l?os*
,al. Of course the Provisional Government at once,
rejected such a preposterous claim. The woman ap?
peale?! to the l?~ra:ilian Minixter, Bt*. Paranlios. What
arguments she used I don't know, but the Jlin?
ister issued a peremptory order to tbe Provisional
Government to comply with her demand, snd even,
went the length of sending a liie of soldiers to dis?
POSSSSB tho inhabitant.?! of one of the house? forth?
with, and put the lady in possession! This extra-*
ordinary atlair has created great excitement ; tha
newspapers are full of it ; and everybody is asking.
Who governs Paraguay T Have wo driven Lopez t?t
the mountains only to put Dom Pedro in his place f
brazil seems to havo taken full possession of ou_
pro-trate Bepablk) : ?rhpse turn will it be next t
The condition of Asuncion under the new rule ia
horrible beyond description. The Paraguay cor?
respondent of El Men until declares that the winds
city is nothing better than a house of prostitution.
The wildest license runs riot jn the streets day ami
night; scenes aro witnessed at every step which j
?lure not put on paper ; " the Seven Plagues of Egypt,
have lost then- pinveiliial .-?ignitii anee, for tlit pastel
pingues of Paraguay bavo blotted them
out of remembrance.' Ail this is ascribed,
of course not very logically, to the in?
tluenco of lirazil. I mention the fad
to show how the great slave empire is bcc-OBiing
feared and hated bv its helpless allies. At the sums
time we get bouillie stones of th? atrocities of tha
Hia/.ilians to tbeir prisoners, and I dare say they
muy tet a r?putation after a while not less shocking
than that of Lopez himself. HI Mercantil quotes from
ff, Comercio an article which I rum?ense as follows:
" By tho side of the magnanimity of our soldiers of
the Army of Paraguay, a marked contrast is presente?!
by the couduct of tlio Brazilian soldiers toward tha
unfortunate men who, lighting in the ranks of tha
tyrant Lopez, were taken prisoners in the latest bar
tics. The correspoiitlaiitsof tlie Tribuna [the official
paper of Monte vnkoj and other testimony tell tales
oi horror at which humanity and civilization must
cry aloud. Shooting Slid lancing defenseless prison?
ers is the work of nono out cowards. Lopez in tha
midst of his barbarous executions often respect.'d
the lives of prisoners; and in all the list of his vic?
tims there is not the name of a single chief shot alte?
a battle. What right, what law authorized Gen.
C?mara to cut tb? throat of Col. Caballero, a Paraguayan
officer, immediately after his surrenderf In tba
name of what principle did Gen. Victoriuo cause the
officers of the eneniv who surrendered at the com bat
of tho Yacar? to be tancedt These were not tho acts
of the lawless and bloodthirsty Brazilian soldiery,
but of their chieftains, tbo heads of tho Impuria,
army. It is perfectly conformable with the tenden?
cies of Brazil and her traditional pereisteDOB in do*
in. lisliing every obstacle t-o her pacitic domination, to
convert the Republic of Paraguay i uto a cemetery, by
exterminating all the men, and ??puling neither tho
women who survive nor the wrettbed tints la whicti
they lind shelter from the weather. Tbe war SSSlssa]
Lopez nee'l no longer concern us, for that is almost
i at an end; but the means which our allies know so
I well how to use for th? extension of tbeir uitluenca
demand our most serious consideration."
DEPREDATIONS IN WYOMING TERRITORY.
Chicago, Dec. 8.?A letter from Laiamie,
Dec. 4, say? that the lud?an trouble? in W'yotulns am
iiuite alarming. Baud? of Sioux are roving through the
TeiTltory, robbing and murdering. The last man party
thai left Fort l-irniine was driven In by the Indiana.
Another that lett several day? previous had not been
heard from, and it is feared they have been captured.
NATIONAL BASEBALL CONVENTION.
IIoston, Dec. 8.?The National Hase-Rnll
AsKoeiatlon met at the rooms of tbe Lowell Cluh tnia
morning at 11 o'clock. The following, ?saociatioii? were
reiireneuted: New-York, 85 club?, by 9 delegate? ; Penn?
sylvania. 23 club?, by 3: Massachusetts, VI clubs, by?;
M ; --..mi. IS rluli?, by i; Ohio, 1, and the District of Coluiu
i.ia, 6 clubs, by 1 delegate. Tin- vsi imii repoi is fur tho
) i ,.r were rend. The report of the Recording Secretary
suggesting that he In: authorized to procure new en?
graved certificates to Issue to members wu? adopted.
The following named officer? were elected for the ensuing
I'retirleot. A. B. Birth; Klrat Vic?Pr**i,!t?t. J. II Wnttntlt ?f New.
Jaraer, Mt-uail V:<-<?.I'r.-iiileBl. It I'. B-Bfet uf Mitansri : UrrarMlsg ???.
rettrr, 0. K. Ci?aia ni lililnct of t'eiaatlalii Or?M|e??ili?? stcraiir/, ?_
T. ?Juatiea? ?f Obiu; Tr*??urer. W. A. Cuasi uf .N.w ?,.rt.
The aiiieinle.t Coiistitutlou was taken up by sections
and passed. The most noticeable, alteration? wer? oi.e,
it\u g tue lat? Wednesday of November for the annual
meet in?: uf the A ???ocia! Inn, and another fixing tin*) sum of
AOceutSMS the aunual duen from each Club belonging tt>
the Asteoelatiou. The rules aud regulation? witB pro
potrd aincuiiineiits were taken up. The principal anieiid
tueuts adopted were aa follows: Giving the umpire per?
mission to call the striker, lu the sume manner a* is tho
calling of ball?, without giving warning; lu esse of su
e.pial number of run? between two Clubs lu s game, nu.l
wluare one refuses to continue It, giving ib? oilier Club
the game with a score of nit,? to noilitug; striking out
the ?eotion which make? a distinction beiwesir amateur
and professional Club?. Tut, penalty of expulaioii ag<tiusi
Edward Duffy of New-York wua iMstiliiiisd. Iba itexS
meeting will lie held in Nu*. York.
A STEAMBOAT BUNK AT WHEJ?LINO-SEVEBAU
Wheeling, West Va., Dec. 8,-Tbe Wheel?
ing and Parkersburg packet Kebecc? csiu? lo colusi?n
with Pier No. 4 of the new bridge st Psrkersbarg last
night, ?nd sunk Immediately. Knur or five liv?s were
lost. All the passenger? were ?sved. The lost sre sup?
posed to have been deck hand?.
L-TBB.?Five bodies have been reeovered from tha
wreck; Bauford Ksrr, John Ksrr, Henthora aud Long,
and one, name unknown. These ?nj ?11 that are positlvela
knowu to be lost, though It U believed that ?ever?l ??Uters
artt missing. The mMB passengers barely SSSSfsfl wlta
their lives, losing all their baggage. The boat was Tslutril
at aw.ow.', and was i-aureU lor l-?,JtM