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VOL.' XIX NO. 303.
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f gIAY..A)CgMiU!:i 2) 1865.
ftir For KVcnluf 01Uob Kewi
THE NEWS. GOLD closed lest night at 1461.
Tobomto i making preparations to ur-
Ju(l iUfeirWithtrogeajiawarlc: ""
ABOX- fifty medicsl officers of the vcO.
nnteer service only will be retained after
the 1st of January.
f Ay accident ocotrredon' n, eastern
rS!lrA4L jV'rdayjiBjt)rjng, Jy ibioh,
Strang to aay, nobody was hurt.
Trc President has sent General Logan's
name to the "BerAte for cocflrmation as
Minister to Meiioo."
A bill will aoon be reported . in Con-
-frte prfrainTor tie MfTJtng'o? the V!
it is thought Jeff. Davis will be tried.
Therk is a rumor in New. orli t from
Kea&oAhaVh Ierial irvops re ap
proaching Vera Cruz, with riew to em
bark for France.
SmsAivusiness houses on the-rlewee
at 5t.Lopj wefedestrqyed byflra night
oeiore utst. imu in tne neienoornooa or
Ifiw discoveries of rich gold mines
fay Jei tpada ia JSe GwnadaA Four
ia efglrt 'da7 toe outfhiTtyponnd
of the precioTU metal:
JUrrrssos, p New HanfpEhire," Krna ,
worth of Ilimois,' id 'Garfield; of Ohio,
have been appointed, by the Speaker of
the House, Regents of the. Smithsonian
iIm,Bnref the &jm gf ReprgsBat-;
aSaleiairrua-was safely launched yesterday
tives, having a desire to .post themselves
oa military details, 'voted ' that 5,000
copies bf the; Revised. Ariny Regfiltrtioiis I
J i printed for their osa.
' ATlMPlKAjrcz Society ibr the State cf I
New. York was organised, at Poughkeep
aie, yesterday, with an xBrigadier Gen
eral as President. , Good-bye, "Commis
sary !" o.. T- t. -..a - '
- Til Secretary of the Interior ' has de
cided, that the government cannot set aside
unoccupied lands in the South for the use I
of the Freedmen exclusively. The home-1
steaS laws' are applicable to the, Freedmen I
Jhe nanbe s Jo any other class of people. I
i s-nwosrsneasl d!ir,atch from Pilts- I
afternoon, rmnosite that c tVi . She nr 11
proceed to CairqJ where shewill receive I
hr guns. ... tj I '''-':, i i f I
r Cokfidmat bonds, it I is I said, 'are
bW bought ud bv narties- Xho -are will-
O O , ; - . 7
Itig to risk the chance of their assumption
by( 4b United States ' The parties, we
presume, are buying them by the pound,
at the price paid for paper rags. .. ....
Gin. Howard, of the Freedmen's. Bu
reau, has information that planters near
Fredericksburg; compel , negroes, to work
for them, for . a mere nominal sum .per
month, Or be driven from, the plantations;
He ha issued decisive order to remedy
th injustice. ; ' i',T7JP: T
1 Thk anniversary oT the "Landing of the
Pilgrim Fathers on Plymouth Rock will
be celebrated-this evening by the. IT ew
England Society of New York, at Del
monico's. A number of 'distinguished
men are announced to be present - -
Gen. Howard's Official Report—History
of the Freedmen's Bureau—The
Success of Free Labor—The
of the Blacks.
The Report of Gen. 0. 0. Howard, Com
missioner of the Freedmen' Bureau, is an
extended and complete document.- One
of th first official acts of the Commis
sioner was to separate the Bureau into four
divferons r One of lands, another of flnan
bial affairs, one of record, and the fourth a
medical "department. To each, of these
division be assigned an officer and seen red
the requisite number of clerks by appoint
ment and by detaul from the rank of the
army. Before the organization of the
Bureau the freedmen's affairs had been in
trusted ' to officers of the Government,
thereby occasioning a diversity of system
in different localities. A" few Assistant
fJbmftiissiimers were at once appointed
and sent to different States to organise the
Bureau; complete the work already begun,
and settle the important question of labor
just a far' as th safety of events would
allow. The Assistant Uommissioners pro
cured a citizen or military officer for each
district, county," or parish. The evident
hostility of - portion of the citizens, and
their ability" in the 'absence of the troops
and civil laws to butrage -or take the life
bf an agent,' hindered the extending of
Operations except oy occasional inspection
by an-' officer 4n connection with a patrol.
The General acknowledea the hearty sup
port of tnost of the department command
ers ia. organizing and carrying- out . the
plan of the Bureau.' ' ;
? The Unura of the Bureau upon aban-
dowed property i regarded the same as
that possessed by an actual owner, except
that said, property Bay , b -restored by
competent authority to it ! former owner.
A cdmparaavely insigmlicant amount oi
property is used as quarters for teachers
and officers connected - with the' Bureau,
and a .hospitals,- With these exceptions
adl ireper'y in the hands of the Bureau is
held as a meant of rarenna,,. By order, or
the President the work of restoration has
progressed &J rapidly, and it i probable
that when the war terminate little or no
property will remain under the control of
the Bureau. By this policy or restoration,
the expectation' of freedmen that land
would be assigned them havo.becu disap
poirited, and difficulty has arisen thereby,
but it ba been yercbme with, compara
tive easv Atch embarrassment and actual
suffering have resulted from: the restora
tion of property in use, and reach more
will result from the curtailment' of tie
Bureau- ; ' ' '
' Hoi One five-hundredth of the entire
amount of land, of the insurrectionary dis
tricts, has ever been held, and had the plan
of assigning it to the freedmen been carried
eat, -the Bureau would have been unable
to ftirnisa one acre per family:
Experience hat shown that, as a general
rule, it 5 better to leave the price of labor
to be regulated by the demand.
Schools have been established, but the
hostility of the white' people to them is
' Con gross, When" it created tne Bureau,
mi-co appropriation to fieiray u el
s'-. - .
penar It ft, howerer, recoiyea lanos
front miscellaneous iooroe to &e amorx:
on band October 31, 1865, avail
able to meet liabilities, is S3 13, 796. .The
amount held a claimed bounties b piefely'
held in trust ror colored soldiers or their
CmiieB,'. ,, .
The breaktpgupof the old planUtion
system Has necessarily left the sick with
little ar no medical provision. As soen as
they earn money, and become better versed
than now in the ordinary mgans of self
support, ihey will Joilua SaSilQF the
necessary am. j
From information derived from various
eports of military officers, inspectors, and
Assistant Commissioners, General Howard
arrives at the general conclusion that.free
labor, notwithstanding the. aqddqo eman
dfUaJ aa 4lia thouFandVof causes of
distiirl 1 incident to the war, will provfj
successtul ; that jthe Freedmen sBureau,
or some substitute t irof -5o5a) chir-
A. .lit 1 - -- 3 - .
'.w'i win uavo ue cuiiunueu, ana luai
the present organization of the Bureau,
th thennderstanding that it is not to be
oiaaieasf is as good as ne could suggest,
except as to the subject of the Freedmea's
Court and employment of civil agencies.
Some general system for providing for the
aged arid infirm i necessaj anJ it
well to devote! the fundsraised during
the war under Treasury laws for "the
beneBtcf freednifn, to securing sites and
building for School purposes in different
a,.M .,i ,., I :;. i.
object shall be to aid the poor blacks and
whitesnjrntaij purchase andettlejaant
land, should be encouraged b the Gov-
ernmenE, ariathai the righU of the freed-
men to rent and purchase real pToperty
should- ber frfqranteed to them beyond
mat y ' I
It is estimated that thelaaoaantTeqiiired
expenditures j by trrjgiaaur for tue
nscal year eommencing January 1, 1866,
will be" 1 115,050.
The Late Thomas Corwin.
Te publiih an absorbing account of the
lt of earth" pf thir loved citizen of
Ohioy -frim the en" of the Washington
editor of the Cincinnati Gazette. We last
Air. Corwin on Pennsylvania Avenue
day lifter, tbe (Grand Review, To our
congratulations on his improved health
appearance, kince his return from
Mexico, with his nimitable play of coun
venance ne reraarcea tnat he was once
more a bappy .man
o-. was ut of
Office, free from its ki"es,-no longer bored
ofiice-seekrs, had gone back to his pro-
feasion with freeh zeal and, pointing to
Iaw oSce, added, "There lam always
welcome many clients especially such
nve gooa causes and lull purses." ine
following extract from the private letter of
well Tcnown nd much esteemed Cleve-
"ler residing In Washington, a warm
fr,end of the deceased, will be read with
unnsnal interestq this connection :
"Poor Tom Corwinl .He breathed his
to-day, after remaining in an uncon-
sciou sUte from f 1 P. M, of the 15th.
have seen much of him since I came
the city in, June .last and became
more attached to him than ever. It was
twichitigteee his manly but cheerful
struggle; against ; poverty in his old age ;
and I had sincerely, hoped for the suc-
cess of some of. his business plans here
thus he'eould have thrown off the
bond of debt and returned to his home:
these obligations, which seemed-to
so heavily upon him, are now cancelled!"-.
i V';';y,. .j.,'!-'',;
The New Tork Tribune give currency
ramor,i which it say . originated in
diplomatic circles, that the French Minis
tb the United States, M. d Montho-
having learned that the President in
Message, , would use sdmj strong cx.-
cations , with i regard to"' Mexico, '. and
make demaads upon Jt ranee which
place her in an embarrassing posi
tion, called upon Mr. Seward and assured
that the Ereacb troops would be with
drawn from Mexico "in a little while,"
that Napoleon only asked for a little
patience in the United States Government
is further stated that the French Min
ister was able to satisfy the President on
point,' add that consequently, the pas
sage in the Messag on Mexico "Was modi
fied. ' The story is aboOt as reasonable as
which ascribes to' General Schofield's
European 'tour a 4eep political signifi
cance.' Both, are, doubtless sensational, T
correspOnSenX . in .CarroUton, Carroll
county, announces the election of two, Un
justices Of the peace at. the township
election in that township centre, held on
20th of December. H. A. Stidger,
old Democratic pub.' func who has
the. office, for 'fifteen years, was put
by the Democrats, but was handsomely
beaten by two good and radical. Union
CarralitOaV is aWays true to tree-
and )- Jit,' i .
Funeral of Hon. Thomas Corwin.
special' dispatch to the Cincinnati
Commercial give the following account
the funeral of Governor Corwin :. -
Thm funeral of the .t- If m. - Thomas
Corwin, of Ohio, took place from the res
of the Umo state At;er.t this after
noon, and was largely attended, among
mcaarmany persons, oi srominsJice,
Senators and Representatives.' - Ihe
was dressed in a plain suit of black
ana was encasea in a conin coverea
black cloth 'ana silver mounted, on
top of which was laid a boquet of
fragrant flowers. The service were con
ducted by, the Rer. Mr. Lewis, of St.
Church, and Rcv..B- P. Morris,
Cincinnati. At! the conclusion 'ol
which the precession formed in the fol
lowing order; : Committee of Arrange
ments Messrs. 'J. C. Wetmore,v Durbin
Ward, C. P. James, H. M. Slade, and
-Coon, Committee td (attend the re
to the burial pUc at '.Lebanon,
, Hon. BB. Hayes,'. Benjamin Eg
gleston, Samuel Shellabarger and B. W.
Clark, the attending physician' and offi
ciating jcToxgymen, i Washington and Co
lumDia tommanaers svnignis xem
plars, a , an escort. PaU-4earer as fol
lows:" Chief " 'Justice Chase, Judge
Swayne, of -toe supreme Court, Hon.
William Seward, Secretary or Btate, Mon.
Reverdy Johnson, of Maryland, ' Hon.
Garret Davis, of Kentucky, Hon. B. F.
WadejOf Ohio, Hon, John Sherman, of
Ohio, Hon Richard Wallace, Mayor of
Washington,. Lieutenant General Grant,
General B. W. Brice, Hon. William Sea
ton, Hon. R. C. Schenck,, of Ohio, Hon.
Thaddeu : .Stevens, of Pennsylvania,
Henry Stanberry, Esq.,. of Cincinnati,
Frank Taylor, ot Washington, Hon. R.
Spalding, of Ohio. The corpse was
borne on a hearse, followed by a detach
ment of Police a a guard; then followed
Sage, son-in4awRhcTMiFS Louisa
Corwin,. daughter of.ttri Sacaased,-with
ntbor' relatives. ex-Govgrnors -and - Con
gressmen from Ohid as iooarnersf bem-
of the House oc rurrw99ntatives,V!ti
zens 'of Ohio, and other Citizens. The
rCT"fe- wea e thtw escorted to tne uapot,
:ro:a -rhfTwe ther-left on the Western
THE LAST OF THE GREAT
Dying Hours of Tom Corwin.
"IT WILL DO VERY WELL."
[Special Correspondence of the Cincinnati Gazette.]
WASHINGTON, December 17.
Ihe social party at Mr Wetmore's. the
evening..which was destined to end
gically, was-one of the pleasant
most 'brilliant assemblages of dis-
and most brilliant assemblages
tinguished Ohioans ever gathered under
one roof at the Capital. The Supreme
Uourt, Cabinet, Senate, House, bar and
Army combined to grace the occasion.
The irreat head of one of the three co-or
dinate drvtsions of oar National Govern.
ment mine-led in the crowd. Three ex
Uovernors of Unio were for a time in a
little croup - together a croup ( never.
alasl to be gathered again) that called up
mw macn ol tne state greatness and
historic .renown I Two ex-Secretaries of
the Treasury were there. The distinsjuisb
ed figure of the Ohioan who battered
down Fort Sumter was cnnspunniia : the
raj acier ueneral.ol tne army, the Mon
itor of Maryland, the chief of staff whose
name as -inseparably aasocnted r with
Chicamaug furnished other centres in a
of the army befitting a
fnntrihiitAd. half thA 1 J
the war, Senators were
State which hu
insr uenerais u
there whose career is part of the pat ion's
best history. There were old men, whose
biographies record the political life of the
State; young men who had grown up to
the responsibilities and work the older
were lea vine-; ornaments of the bench
and of the bar. Greetings were every
where, cordial, wit and. . anecdote and
genial chat filled tne busy air; it was
more like -tne rare reunion or College
Alumni than like a gathering ot many
and worldly politicians. Uut the wit and
anecdote were to be hushed by one of
those awful strokes which, as the greatest
of English rhetoricians said in bis speech
at Bristol, "feelingly tell us what shadows
jre are, and what shadow we pursue.
Of all this brilliant assemblage a plain
old lawyer, without place or power, was
the inspiring soul." Uld political antagon
ists and rivals met him with warm cor
diality; younger politicians hung upon his
words; ana wnen they seated mm in an
easy chair by the wall, half th company
clustered about to listen to the rare talk
or watch the wonderful play of his fea
tures. With some or those present be had
risen to a plane above the jealousies and
contest - of their earlier years ; to the
younger he had comedown as a great Tra
dition. To most perhaps, of those pres
ent, the displays which bad ranked bim,
in the estimation of the generation now
Dassing away, but a little lower than Web
ster or Clay in intellectual grasp, ana in
surpassing eloquence above them hoth,
were familiar only as stories their fathers
told about the "Tom Corwin'' of their af
fection remembrance. -
The writer here pauses to quote from
that eloquent appeal for justice and right
and freedom, Corwin's great speech in
opposition to the Mexican war, and ac
cords high praise to his diplomacy fn
His last woi k was his wisest This done,
the worn statesman came home, seventy-
one year old, and poor. He had twice
returned with affluence, which misfortunes
bad twice snatched from bim ; and at last
he had avowed his determination to die in
the harness. Indeed he long looked for
ward to and did not dread such an end.
passage from one of Sir Walter Scott's
poems describing the last words of a pat
riot Highlander, fighting ' against Low
land aggression, was a favorite with him,
and bad been repeated but a day or two
ago to a friend :
And now, my race of terror run, -Mine
be the eve of tropic san,
So pale gradations quench bis ray,
No twilight dews hi. wrath allay :
F. J ith disc, like battle target red, ,.-
. neruanea to aim gory oea , . .
Dyes the red wave with bloody light,
Then sinks at one and all ia night.
"I am old and infirm," he said a few
days ago to Rotcoe Conkling, "and in the
common way of life I must soon die. Men
will remember me as a joker.
Ohioans, at least, hung about him last
Friday evening, as if his jokes were very
attractive. He was in the best of spirits,
and looked better than his friends remem
bered seeing him for months. But a few
days before he had returned from his Ohio
home, where he had gone to' attend the
wedding of his youngest daughter. His
faculties seemed all attuned and stimulated
the pleasant incident, as well as by the
warm and affectionate greetings with
which he was received. Making; bis way
through the crowd of men who had grown
into prominence under his eye, he was
seated at the side of the room, and at once
drawn into animated talk. His old and
favorite law student, General Schenck,
came to talk of the home wedding ; Chief
Justice Chase hastened to greet him; Sen
ator Ben, Wade installed himself by bis
side, and begged him to tell a favorite
story. "I have not seen him for ten years
past so much like the old Tern Corwin of
my boynood," said Gen. Durbin Ward, bis
law student and subsequently his partner.
"There's but one Tom Corwin in the
world1' enthusiastically exclaimed another,
he moved back a little, out of the group
where he had been swallowing every syl
By and by supper was announced. Ben.
Wade took his arm, helped - him at the
staircase, and found a seat for bim on a
sofa. - He would eat nothing only taking
conple of oysters and a glass of water.
out his flow of genial anecdote and spark
ling wit, varied now and then by one of
those touches of pathos, or one of those
suggestive and far-reaching political re
flections he knew so well now to apply,
continued with unabated brilliancy. Some
the Ohio belles who grace the capital
were on tne otner side or tbe room ; but
even from them he drew away listeners,
be and Wade, who sat beside him on
the scfa. were fairlv hemmed in bv a cir
that embraced half the people 'in the
room. His tones, nowever, grew unusually I
low; and men were bending down, trying
catch every syllable.
He had been talkirg of Brazil : and, re
plying u .. nf .... oongui at nr
Janeiro, who had just been speaking to
him of Don Pedro, the Emperor, he said :
"Yes, Don Pedro, I n sure, is fine a man,
what, in fact, we would call, sir, (with
tbe indescribable epitome oi an poEsiDie
likes in the sudden play of his features,)
our country, a popular man. Why, sir,
highly do I rate his popular qualities
that it we naa mm in warren county,
we'd elect him Sheriff no . mean test of
popularity, sir." Then he began to speak
Mexico, first in the same jocose vein,
telling how, when tbey began shooting
and cutting throats all around and within
sight of tbe capital, he came to tbe con
clusion that the country didn't suit a gen
tleman of steady habits, and so be came
home. ' "A f renchman came to me
smart fellow whom Maximillian sent He
would be so distressed if because the
French flag came, the American flag
sholuld leave confound his politeness I
But, if I had to govern Mexico under the
Empire, I'd make that Frenchman Em
peror." - From this he diverged into more
serious talk of Mexican affairs ; speaking
with all his old fervor, gesticulating rreeiy.
For a few sentences his tone gradually
became lower, so that even Wade, sitting
at hi side, could not hear ; then his head
dropped en his breast a common motion
with hia when he had finished a train of
thttaefct. ' ' '
.The strained attention of tbe circle was
broken, and men began to notice that the
room was oppressively warm. Wade rose
to get a breath of fresh air, and there was
general movement Suddenly Governor
Corwin was observed to extend his hands,
as if groping , in the dark, and to say,
" Boom, a little room ; it is very warm.
Some one took bim by the arm and helped
himio rise and a hurried whisper ran
around, Make 'room for Governor Cor
wiii i i fii&liPS wjta Un. &&" Qne
and another aiding hirrf" be tottered to the
door. Durbin Ward was how trying to
bold him up, but bis wounded arm was too
weak, and be called to Garfield ; another
look him on the pther sioe, and still An
other sprane down-the staircase in front.
and helped to support hi weight The
feet of the stricken old statesman dragged
Helplessly behind. Dim. ' lie waa: earned
in and laid down Ion bed in aa adjacent
tnamber. 11 is ncnt nana was Jittea-np
and laid over his breast it fell helplessly
bl P bed.'- Tb case waa pWn-1
-"hel rfght side was paralyzed.-He
bd not spoken sih he asked in the sup.
per room for freh -air; but as he noted
the shocked expression with which those
about him saw the 'right hand fall, he
lilted up the other, opened and shut the
fingers, as if to say, "I kaow what has
happened ; but this you see is all right'
) Some threw up the windows, piled wet
towels' on hia forehead and tore open his
collar; others hurried out for doctors :
still others carefully' piled blanket on th
lower part or bis person. "
: Observing hi wistful rook; I bent over
ana asked bim if tbe pillows were proper
ly adjusted, or if. we could dot anything
more for him till the doctors eisie. "The
responnc was in a iwmsper, but quite aud
ible, "ivo, it will da "very well. V Beyond
a simple "Yes" or fNo,' once or twice re
peated in answer. to question within tbe
next nour, they were bis last words. - .
Prowntlw rl mica an A-nvfimvn
hurried in. He asked scarcely a question.
lifted the lifeless hand, felt the pulse at
wrist and temple, and we read his hope-
lass verdict in bis face as he turned away
to order mustard plasters, and whatever
other poor devices medical skill could
bring to bear against the inevitable. A
few moments later Dr. Lincoln entered ;
then soon afterwards Surgeon General
Barnes. They agreed on what -had been
done, and on the utter ' uselessness of all
their well meant efforts.
So the evening ended one shocked face
after another bending; in 'farewell grief
over tne prostrate ' lorra and looking mto
the bright eyes that still took in the scene,
and read in every pitying look the love
these foremost men of his State all bore
him. Postmaster ftpnnral TsftviniRnn Getn.
Durbin Ward and a dozen younger friends
remntnAil ryi watih th. nhrumam afewMl
together and hopelessly talked of "lesion
of the brainf the dying Governor and
Senator and Secretary and Minister, lay
breathing pain fully through half paralysed
lungs; two or three stood constantly
watching his faintest movement and ready
aid nis slightest exertion.
Thus hour after hour wore away. - The
outer rooms had been filled till midnight
witb anxious guests, unwilling to leave,
but at last they slowly scattered. About
half-past one a carriage came dashing un
the door. General Schenck (who had
left the party before supper, to keep an-
omer engagement, ) bad turned back, as
soon as the sad news reached him, to take
the first place as watcher by the death-bed
his old teacher and life-long friend.
For some hours there was nausea and
vomiting a common etlort or nature to
relieve itself in cases of apoplexy. But
the dying man soon grew too weak for
these efforts, and by three o'clock it was
painfully manifest that consciousness had
It was graceful and fitting that one of
the earnest to hasten to bis bedside, when
the sad news spresd throughout the city,
.L. .in. i. -r,
was the Minister of the struggling Repub- I
the dying man had befriended. To I
catalogue the rest that came and waited
see the end, would be to name half the
men gathered in the capital.
Alas ! the tongue that so eloquently do-
fended the Right is hushed forever; the
labored bream is lailing fast. Let u
leave him-his own words our aspiration
Let him pass through the purple waters of
ilea bea and tbe mists of the Jordan
the luiid of promise. However dark the
present hope shines upon the future; and
doubt it not he treads his path with
Decline in Prices.
Though the prices of most of tbe neces
saries of life are still high, it is certain that
they have considerably declined within
last year. The following table was
compiled for Hunt MerehaiUi. Magazine ;
prices for last Saturday having been
added by The Evening Past: .
grmTf. Jan., '60. 1S03. 18.- Deo. 10. 18MI
ri'r, bbl $4 30 S 6 US f IK 00 S7 S 7 66
; 1 6,
, I 33 ,
o o qa uo
4 28 (g
a ss a 55
1 '0 1 8S
1 60 1 80
it a is
Cats, Plate, hu
911. , ,
m l rn
tia- 1 20
96 A 97
'ot'n mid. a p.
flops, per D),.M
49 fi :
rtaial 54irA, -
Com. Rosin N.'
ii CO 10 1 06 1 08
165 18 JS 00 75 (J 7 00
0.. per bbl..
Mess. bbl. 16 37 14 80
43 00 28 tna!-) 15
28 60 11 00 ml6 60
neel,rvp a,noi. v .u i uu
Lard, per IB... f"4
! r -- 17 y 17
Butter, Ohio,.. 16
Butter, State, to
Cheese, per H.. 11
W iSO ( W
22 6o...j. 46 .
i i 20 . 17 lit .19
18 ' ISA
fleece per lb. 40
00 . .. 5 60 (B 62
The average full Is about fifty per cent
Seventy-five sheep an entire flock
were stolen -from a farm in- Truro Town
ship, Franklin county, a few night since.
' SBaaasaBaMBBaBBBBSI -.-
Btulness lvdncastlom. 8oms people ar. so
foolish a to suppose that a Basiaws Education eaa
better acquired in a College building, tbcted ia
large city, that in tbe saass College building If r
redoutsfthaaUyvto a pis sunt, inlet village.
iparatrvely free from temptations, vices aa
those almost numberless thing that withdraw
attentive of (ha ttulent (rem hit stadia..
people, there are, however, who baUeva that
freer from city attractions', temptations and
laytauiiwiaas ta aquander money the better for those
are, perhaps for tke first time, asperated from
friends and home influence. .
We call the attention of our readers to Calkins,
Griffin Cot 'a TJaioa Business "Institute at Ohar
ltn, Ohio, a located in sac a village, and for a
tkertmgh training ia (aesry and pr-eefces second to n.
Commercial and Telegraph College in the whole
country. i . . ...... .
Bur particulars, summ Iftia. -
X aa . -
Ir. "Llblxy caa be consulted at his Cleveland
Infirmary. 92 Seneca street, from Saturday, De
cember 23d, until Monday, January 1st. dec22:275
Slels-liK! SlelfTtasTr Sileisjba!: J Chili
drea's slcilis for Christmas at . . r
JOHNS, DAVIS CO.'B, ..
147 Ontario ttTott.
fJURtm! Skates! ! Skates!! I A splendid
of Skatea can be found at ,
JOHNS, PAT18 4 CO.'S. , t
Jec22:272 147-Ontario street. -
Ti T. CcoJiM, Architect, has opened "his
eflloa on tba earner of uclld aad Brie ttraett; ' en
trance on Erie St reet. - !cS0:28O
A Sprwdill Light, entirely free from amok
odor, at a cost of only oae-fourth of a sent, per
hour, I obtained by naa of the new Hon- Ixploelva
Lamp aad Aurora Burning Fluid, -t ,.( ..
SEIFFIS k BAKtB, Wholesale Agents, ,
dec20:l!73 , . ; . - 146 Seneca street,
Furs I Fnrs ! I ran far tk. noIMav
B. Butts A Co. have Just receive a large assort
ment of furs, which tbey are selling at grrtle-
duced prices. Kow is your time to get bargains.
sel : ' - ' v -
Pianos ! Pisutoa 1 1 C. Shaw k C 9
Bank street, have the best stock ia th market.
Call and see them. AIM, 8mith. Amsrican Or
gan. 95 Bank straet. ' ' ' dec!9:277
I La PblloBoptay. -Bovodcmt Is an auradd.
Sozodont -i. aa antipntreacent. Soxbdonf' Is a
tonic. Soto'-iont is all vegetable and entirely harm-
las.. Hence It .cleanses tbe . teeth from aetu
concretion., atop the decomposiiioa of their tub-
stance, sweetens the breath, timulatrs thagums,
and is the safest and best preparation of Its class
inaxistenosw . - I - . ' ;j deol9;
Petrolenm OIL, We are prepared to fnr-
nish our friends . th beat quality of Illuminating
Petroleum Oil at the lowest market price, In large
.l-iall quantities. J.Q. SI31MOH8 A CO.,
decl6:74 ' , W Urwin street
Ksira. A low barm's shale JCgrrrbT sal at
SOMerwin street. "' - j
acl.;2Ti . -; ;-- t. O,9Ea0S8 W.
books, aa they keep a large and extensive depart
to men' of Law, embracing reports, text bank un
distinguished ge"nd a complete Law stock. They also keep
a""1 "mpletsto k of Medical books, for all
fornu of medical practice.- - In biask Booueud
' Isagiaaaa at Brace, 'PuMtrttrn, Bookarilrr.
aiat BtatiaaaTaJ Ml Bnperlor Sarmt, ' hST. BMd.
teat praiaa alam. in' order fe supply 1be dMnd
ar a hatter elan af nadinf aalo, omi ep ia
thaaMattractir and permanent laknnrr, inHiaot
ly fhr (h holiday veaaea, hot 'alab -o
auat taa moreaaiac aira of aa 1nellient people
taj th. aUractioaa of their libruiaa and parlor U'
Wa.-. Waa(Iad to ara this atldenea of taaM aad
Utararj appreciation iaoorciommanity; .
Abont roua TBOBsum TeJonwa of shaebotcsat
Uteratora of the timaa, an. natr la stock ta their
ZJZ . l Sl J"'?' "m
" f -; s. obt, the-. u
' T? p.-U.h.r. for th. jrpn,
they porchtsed ihe sheet, and bad them boandjn
the higher! style of th. art. We aik all IpTera of
good books, to call nfoa thf m antf lae for them'
s1t what is doinr W th traok-maklWa: world.
They will and arerythipf aeeded for tbelrhellday
presents, or the mon penaaaent wants of t pit
This Brm hu rim eaprcul attentloBte'fnralsh
tug rr.Ltc in rsirira uniiin, and earn-do ii
aa favorably aa any hoes, ia tbaooaatry.i Tberr
large parchaaes for their raaaa arvreKS, sitaated
at Cleaeland, XeadTilla and Ores nUle, aaable tbra
taenia, earth stoat fsTorable terms. At I .
Th tbra Jobbing trade . thr have bailtm
ranks iheai aavoax the -. a tb Wtsl
They bay away of their SchoaL Books by the
SDrTiolt, and thair rami is aiet tn ahaaat every
Khoot-roam la Ohie-aad Wester Pwrnsylraniss ..
wall as ia most parts of tba Great Wept. -.Tbainv
prtat of Iaghaat at . Bragg, Cleveland, O:," has
thromgh 17,00 eopisw of Woaeaar
OT tii emaiftsr
books af the Woraater aersas.: Theyt have had
pa nils bed for then for, the Cleveland marks!,
(wenty-ava aoiuaoa, aggregatias 15,000 copies of
BAaaATHchooi music mcu, ,oo Vk a
QVACS.XNSOS' GnAKBia. a, Quo Sous Wiuri,
4,000 Silvsa Leva, yu.000 Tola. Jcvsxi,i Boaaa
(of which they auk . speciality), besides editions
of Cornell's series of Geographies, Stoddard's series
f ArithSMtica, Sreea's series of grammars? ahd
abea JD other School Text Books. They wue th
first ia this city to undertake the sal af Photo-
oaua Aucxs, ef which they have told and Mill
continu t salt by th "cord," at manufacturer's
priee. Stationery and tatTonrs goods ar kept
in large quantities. ; I
They ere. depositaries of the American Bibb So
ciety, .Sunday School Cnion, Boston Tract Society,
Methodist Boo Concern, and all the religious
publishing societies. They hev supplied over a
baut a kitxioa or btsdat'scuoo books, and have
,pt ,toJk ofreUgions literature, than any
Ingham Bragg an the sol-agents In northern
Ohio for Amrroa's Haw Aataicax E-Trcions-
B1ASBB AruOals BO volume, and AtrBraoK's
Birds and Quad roped, of America II volumes.
I" you desire sets of Dickens, 17 vols.; Prsscott's
Histories, is vols.; Bnlwer, 33 volt : Irving. 26
Tola.; Webs'sr's Works. S voh,.: Baaemrt
Mr.. Browning, S yd.; Harper's Translation. 1
Hallaa'a Works, 10 vol..; Holland'. Works,
i .oia i vooper novel, IB vol.; Waverly Novel.,
M vols.; Strickland's Queen; 7 Tola.; Gotta ram.
Ily Series, avoir.; miman, ia,; Hocus Ambro-
eiana, ( aols Hood's Works, vols:; Thier's Hia-
toriea, ( vols., A line's Baropo, vola.) Hildrath's
u. s vols.; French Classics, 10 vols.; Eollln, 4
vol. ; Motl y's Histories. vols.: Book of Bnhw.
Chrietiaa Arm oar, and many others. Yon can
g- them ta half calf, and th most ex Meal ve bind,
lags- If you want Juveniles, yow caa eeiret from
y thousand, or from 160 seta ra boxes.
"., portfolios, writing-desks, -diaries, are In
endless quantities. Gold Pens, and gold rubber
mounted goods in every manufactured atyle.-
ihobab a BBioo have done much to build np a
trad la GolB Pane, introducing several new styles
into the market of the very best maaufactun.
Those who appreciate a first cl... Gold Fbb,
should call and see 'their stock for the bit.ii. or
wholbulb trad.. They k p a large stock of
Gold, and rubber mounted pencils and Bene.
In their establishment can be fouud ail clasraa nf
STATIOBIBT they do a large Jobbing trade in these
articles, suppling a large region of country around
this SMTtJon of th.8tas.. ' - '
We would Call particular attention to some spe.'
cimens of binding, in the way of fbatcb books, of
the block pattern. They a remodels of beauty and
elegance. In short, (his ' hoase aims to keep a
complete s'ock of MucXLUBBatTS, Law, Hsbicax,
Blabk, School, Classical, gtrvsBiLB, ' Svitda't
School a Bsuorocs Books, a wall as Statiobkbt,
Photos BAra albths, Gsfcn Pass, Wb-itiivu Oases,
e. ' ' mi'
They have about sixtt copies of Webster. Wew
Quarto Dletionary bow fat their store is all styles
of binding for the holiday trade. They are to be
found at 191 Superior street. ": I "';
Gifts for ChTiftma tree are 'a. plenty a acorns
after a frost. Go and see for yourself, and "elect
them early, and select them at Ingham A Berg's.
A. Ingham,' of .thia Arm. has also a book
store on the Watt Sid, corner af Detroit and Pearl
streets, wbera a good slock of holiday presents
HMybfonnd. ' '-;l ' -dec2SI '
Imdetastity- for lass of Life or Bodi
ly- Injury. Th. original Traveler. Insurance
Co., ot Hartford, Conn., insures against Accident
or an kind. Cash assets, Sept., 1868, $552,371.45.
The Traveler. Insurance Company of . Hartford,
Oonn., la the pioneer accident insurance company
of this country ; ft haa isu-a ever tbtstt thotj-
SABBponcies, (un to Kevember 1.) and paid ovr
stk hubbubs losees including the large aum of
(38,00 paid t twerv. policy holders within the
year, far lbss thah $260 in pramlums.' - ''
A protective insurance agatnat loss of life or ia-
Jnry by accident, anywhere and at alt times. ' No
sserfical sniieta ilioa reqiUrrd. .
'Gsbtbbal ACOlBSHT PoLjctBB. Th best policy
far aweary sua., wbBtber he travels much or little,
a General Acoideat Feliey, which insure against
every possible form of eaa salty, mt all timet an
Obb Kobts Gbbsbal . Aocibbht Poncia. .
BuiaraaBB. Thia Company . bout issues a very
coavsniaat form ot On Month Geaerai Acetdant
PoUciea, at tbe rate of fl per thoaaan with C6
per week compenaation for each thousand inaaxed.
These are much- better than ticket poliriea, for
traveler, aad others desiring short risks, a they
caa be taken In any amount frcm SjOOta f u,0U0.
They cover all accidents, and eac policy is rroiater
sd, so that the insurance is good io case tba policy,
lost or destroyed. '.', '' '
Tot mechanise or others who can not easily
per the amount of-an annual.' premium, but
would like ta Insure by the month, these short
time policies are "Juit tbe thlng.(. To any per
son who Insures each month, for six months con
secutively, a policy for the remaining; six month.
will be given without charge, '(except a policy fee
one dollar.) ' -.. t
Policies laaued and losses promptly paid by
mivss a-anraana'. a .t,
Park Building, next to Court Houae,
osolS:B ' - ' - Cleveland, Ohio.
-Bsurins; tbe Hejllttaya, C. Haabrack, Ho.
Public Square, will Bell Picture Frames, Look-
discount of from 15 to 20 per cent. dscl3.278
Clover sjeed t Clover Seed ! I 200 bush-
prime Clover See Just received, and for sale at
Union Elevator by , 0 ABDNIR, BUBT k 00.
' ' 1 '
deoU:274 . ".
eemtw irnrsBlablus; OcKKlav Mott k
Halghi, have Just epeaed a apleadid aasortmsntaf
Oent'a Barairiiing Ooods forth fall aad winter
trade, at Ho. 141 Sapsrtor street, ander the Wad.
Winter Apple. sod bbls. Oroanirrs, Rna-
setts, SplUenhrrgs, and other choice varieties of
Winter Applet in store hud for sale by
: . pelton, t bibcb a co..
n30:27i ' OviaM't Exohanga, foot Of Superior at.
- To Printers. We have for salein qsaurtities;
to suit, Bingham's Celebrated Boiler . Composition
sla Palmer's Patent .Compoeitionjthe
most Anrabie extaJMl-AU orders bjinail promptly
atteSMad to.' AddnaBAEADaUt CO., CteveUndf
Oksuwi i:- - . ' --.SWAT.
To Oil RrBurra We ar prepared te deal)
kinds of Oil BeSnery Plumbing la the mott pes"
feet and durable manner. Bator amgagfag worTJ
daswhere. Oil BeSnert will fndU for their Inter
est to call on ' ' SMITH aOOSBT, r . -
Oi Beflnery, House and Ship Plurabers, .
n18:28 117 Seneca straet, opposite. Clt j Hotel.
Btndy Eesnsmy by psrehaslrig jonr TTB9
(eluhsr wholesale or retail) direct from-the hrann
actnrera. DECKAND- KKGELUABT -; '
y .w . TMhiouable Hattars andTurrierB,
16 Superior street, oppotita4he WMden.'-'
For Male at Frod. .Kipiberk-j';, 1- new
sMghs, Ho. 78 CbAmplaln atraet. ..... -dri :-U-37 ..
BesttttKal Engrravlncs for tut- Uulid.ys
atB?'-3 t American Building, over Leader offlna,
Una Hlerl Portraits, Trait anl Flown Scaaat,
President luicola and Fajruly. Christ Blessing
Lttlle CkXUren, Oeorg" - , .3 aJWsablngton,
' v:. totvm
LAST NIGHT'S DISPATCHES.
Proceedings of Congress!
Speech Mr. Raymond, of N. Y.
Petitions from the Colored Men of
Tennessee and South Carolina
in the Senate.
Bill to Protect the Freedmen of
the Inhabitants of the U. S.
VOTE ON NEGRO SUFFRAGE IN
7000 against and 75 for the
A Railroad Accident and Nobody Hurt
The New York State Temperance
The England Society of New
York to Celebrate at Delmonico's
LARGE FIRE IN ST. LOUIS.
Maximilian's Wife to Visit
It is expected Max. Himself will
shortly follow Her.
Great Discovery of Gold in New
FOUR MEN GET 30 LBS. IN 8 DAYS
FOUR MEN GET 30 LBS. IN 8 DAYS Gold last night closed 146 1-8.
Associated Press Report.
beaeodlAgT'udiiig the euesQon, the House ad
Washiotov. December 2L Numerous
resolutions of enquiry were passed.
The House went into Committee of the
Whole'on the President's snnual message.
Mr. tints., of Ohio, made a speech con-
trovertinc Mr. Steven s position, and deny-
in that the Southern States were ever out
of the Union and nnrinir the admission of
Representatives from that section so as to
cure a restoration of the friendly and polit-
Ipai relations neretoiore existing.
Mr. EAVMOAU, of Xiew lork, was glad
to see tha indications on the opposition side
of the House . io support tbe Union. If
these ' considerations had been exhibited
during the war we should have been spared
the lives ef thousands of men, and the ex
penditures of rivers of blood.
Mr. tAXm.vn v said the ordinances or
secession were simply a declaration of a
purpose aad a determination to secede,
and whether practical effect could be given
to the purpose depended on their ability in
the field. The effect was not a success but
a failure. Who did not wish that the day
might speedily come when we shall have a
great Bepublic, one and indivisible, stronger
tnan u nsa ever Men Deter, ne contra
verted at length the position of Mr. Stevens,
of Pennsylvania, denying that the States
lately in rebellion were ever out of the Un
ion. At the conclusion of Mr. Baymond's
peech. Mr. Jenck. of Bhoda Island, said he
did not wish to be compromised by any
speech here, when no question was pre
sented for their consideration.
The Committee then arose, when th res
olutions referring to the various branches
ef the President's message were passed. The
ti on se tnen aajonrnea.
Mr. D. B AmLLEY, of It evade, appeared
and took his seat.
The Speaker announced the following.
fentlemen aa Regents to tbe Smithsonian
nstitute on the part of the House : Patter
son, of Sew Hampshire, Farnsworth, of Il
linois, and darheid, ol unio.
Committee n Mines and Mining: Messrs.
nigby, of California, Ashley, of Nevada,
Cobb, of Wisconsin, Strouse, of Pennsylvania,
Drirgs, of Michigan, Ashley, of Ohio, Hen
derson, of Oregon, Allison, of Iowa, Neville,
of Missouri. . . . '
A resolution was introduced renuestinir
the Secretary of the Navy to inform the
House what money had been appropriated
to the use of the Naval Academy at Annap
olis. ".'.'"' - -.
It was resolved that 5,000 copies of the
army regulations be printed for the use of
the Heose. '
Mr. CONKLING asked leave to introduce
resolution asking the President on what
grounds Jefferson Davis, Clay, Mallory aad
David Yules are held in confinement. Ob
jected to and laid over. -
it was resolved tnat the Committee on
Postoffices inouire into the exDodiencv of a
national system of telegraphing.
Mr. ilt.Mitusun ottered a bill, which
was referred to the Committee en Claims,
making appropriations to reimburse Oregon
for the expenses incurred in suppressing
Mr. .RAYMOND asked leave to introduce
bill providing ibr a commission to pur-
a alts ftr a Doatouics in New York.
Objected to and laid over. -
SMITH, of Eentuckv. offered a reso
lution that James M. Johnson be admitted
to the privileges of the floor. . Pending th.
irJ8.9nUiifUclsim a discussion ensued,
his resolution. -
A bill was introduced for the relief of the
loyal part of owners of personal property
captured by the criminal act of others than
A bill was introduced and referred rela
tive to the payment of bounties to the heirs
of soldiers who died on the field or from
wounds received in service.
A bill was introduced for the relief of
families of persons killed at the late explo
sion of the U. 8. arsenal.
BANKS, from the Committee on Foreign
Affairs, reported s resolution accepting the
invitation of the French government to be
represented at the Paris Exposition in 1868,
and approving what has been already done
by tne secretary oi state, wnicn waa pasaeu.
A bill was introduced and referred, to pay
$900,000 to Pennsylvania soldiers called out
in the invasion ol lew.
J On motion of Mr. -HOWARD the President
asked to report "tothe Senate upon what
Jell. Davis is eonnnea, ana wny ne
he not broncht to trial.
The Chair announced tne inlawing lyom-
mittee . on Reconstruction : ressenden,
Grimes, Harris, Howard, Johnson and
Mr. bUMNEB presen'ed a petition from
the colored citisens of Tennessee that the
Congressional ' delegation from Tennessee
be not received nnui uis state recognises
the right of colored citizens. Also a peti
tion from the white citizens of the District
of Columbia tor the extension of the right
of suffrage to colored people.
Mr. hUWAKil prr-sen'-ed a pennon irom
?,,7SH colored citiw ' f South Carolina for
such lee-islntion si . . I ensure them their
poliiic-al right. . I j : red to the Committee
Mr. DAVIS of.
on the Heads of 1'.
i for the list of
persons indebted to tuo I uid State
On motion of Mr. LANE th Cammittse
en Postoffioes were instrnetstl to inouire into
th. expediency of abolishing the franking
privilege except upon written eotnmaniea-
Mr. 8TEWABT called op the Ssaate bill
to secure th freedom of the eitistwa ef the
States lately in rebellion, and addressed the
Senate in reply to Mr. Sumner's remarks ef
yesterday, aad eoalrovertiDg to theory
that tha Southern Stats are out of-the
Union and been red need to a territorial ooa
dition. Hs also argned that the North was
not justified in forcing negro suffrage npoa
the South while they held political right
from negroes in the Northern States. .
Mr. WILSON renlisd at length in favor of
the bill. - .
Mr. WILSON introduced a bill to main
tain and enforce the freedom of tha inhabi
tants of th. United Slates, which waa refer
red to the Judiciary Committee.
Th preamble recites that Congress sub
mitted sa amendment of the Constitution
providing for the abolition of slavery, and
official proclamations had been received that
such amendment had been ratified by thirty-one
ont of thirty-four States. j
The bill Jiroj, tb. 1,, nrdj.
ritory, recognising the inequalities of qual
rights or immunitie among th. inhabitants,
in consequence of race or color, be void ; and
rendering it illegal to make or nforee such
laws nereaiier. . - -
Section 2, Provides that the -inhabitants
of any State, without distinction of color,
be enLillr-a1 to wsaka laah-erav an ajaaV o.
sued, testify in courts, purchase or sell real
and have equal heaents of all the
laws for the security of peraoa and prop
Section 3 provides that aay peraoa viola
ting the provisions of this set shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor and pnnishod by fine aad
imprisonment. Proceedings under this sec
tion in insurrectionary Btates may bo ssade
in a military court till civil courts are re
Section 4 provides that defendants in any
suit in any court, who shall claim any right
under this act by way of defense, such
fendants may remove by petition such suit
unto proper District or Circuit Courts.
ur. w iiiOUj reported in favor of the b 1L
He combatted the idea that the Democratic
party is coming into power, either through
Ihssgencyof the President or of snvboav
else. It mast hsve reeonstnictioB time and
organization before it can govern thia
country through anybody. He had no fears
that the rreaident arsuld separate from the
party that elected him, and in which b la
bound by honor, by principle and by in
terest. He has made no issue with Congress,
and Congress hss made no issue with hiss,
I think it our duty to givo the President a
manly, generous aad honest support, but to
be as inflexible and just with the cause of
impartial ana universal liberty m tn
sountry. ' - ' ,
Mr. bAULSBl KK denied that he said tha
Democratic party was to eon into power
through the agency of tha President. He
said an -apprehension of something of the
kind seemed to exist inside of the chamber.
Adjourned to January ith. - - -
Pbiladblpbia, December 21. This morn
g the Way passenger train on tbe Phila-
alDhia and . Trenton Railroad- front
Holmesburg, was run into when crossing
the Beading Bailroad at the junction, by aa
engine of the latter. Both the engine and
tenders were damaged, but nobody hart.
The train from New York hs not yet arriv
ed. It is dstained the
PocoszisrsiB, December 2L The New
York State Temperance Society wss organ
ized yesterday. General J. G. Smith of New
York, elected President, also a list of Vice
Presidents and a Board of Managers. B.
F. Ives, of Auburn, wss shoten Correspond
ing Secretary, and Bev. W. . Knox, of
Rome, Chairman of the Executive Committee.
and tore of City Building on Levee, be
tween Market and Walnut streots, oeeapied
by Underbill A Eaton, grocers, Horace Hoi
ton, (ail loft, Green A Co, commission mar
chants, were burned last night." Loss on
buildings, 173,000 Hoi ton's loss is $7S,M.
Insured for $50,000. Number four, occupied
by Jones k Co., liovjor merchants, Sherwood,
K earns A Co., ana Hatch A Cow, oomraiasion
merchants, wss also nearly destroyed. Loss
not ascertained. Said to be insured. Num
ber one, oeeapied by Alkir k Co., grocers.
Cole A Bro's commission merchants, wss
badly damaged. Loss unknown. The two
latter buildings were owned by 8. W. Wig
gins, and were valued at $.7 .,006, and were
insured. Numbers two and three wars
owned by Robert Campbell.
From New York.
New England Society.
Ntw Yobk, December 21. The New Eng
land Society of Nsw York will celebrate the
anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims
on Plymouth Bock, at Delmonico's, ea th
evening of the 22d. The occasion this year
will be one of marked interest, ths last four
celebrations having been somewhat marred
oy tne unfortunate circumstance, ef a na
tional character tnen transpiring.
1unnrint si i a r i rt mrn i a h mmA trtunMAwiti will Kan
to-morrow suing : Hon. fi. Mcculloch, I
Secretary of the Treasury; Governor Smyth, I
of New Hampshire) ex-Governor Lane, of I
Indiana; Senator Wilson, of Msssaehusetts; I
Rev. Drs. Beecher. Thompson and Bellows:
Generals Logan and Hancock; Mayor-elect
Hoffman, of this city; Mayor Mc Michael, of
r-niiadeipnia; iion. wm. . M. jsvarta, and
others. Joseph H. Choeta, Esq., will pie
side at the dinner. The usual supply of New
England condiments in the shape of pump
kin pies, pork and beans, in addition to the
more modern luxuries incident, to a aaetro
politan table, will b furnished. (
Special Dispatches. RECEIVED UP TO 3 O'CLOCK, A. M.
[Special Dispatches to Western Associated Press.]
SHIPMENT OF COTTON.
Nsw Yobk, December 2L The amoontof
cotton shipped from this port for the week
are 13,500 bales. The total stock import is
205,000 bale. ;
A letter from Toronto- tars preparations I
e being made for throwing up strong
earthworks around that city.
K letter from Psnsma says: Th indica
tions are that Peru will declare in favor ef
Chili. She can send at once two screw
steam frigates of 400 ton each, two nsw
very fast fifteen gun screw eorvettee, be
sides a few small steamer that would b
very serviceable ia various ways. It is
thought these would, compel J'arro taa.
raise the blockade.
In mails, the Cuba correspondent of the
London Post says : It is generally believed
in official circles that Spain will push her
demands against : Chili. England and
France will remain neutral, while the Uni
ted States will espouse the cause of Chili.
It is thought that the expected visit of
Empress Charlotte to France is preliminary
to Maximilian' return. -
The Paris papers are strictly forbidden to
speak of Mexican affairs.- - - -
.- There were only six new eases of cholera
and four deaths in Paris on the 30th of No
vember, and on the 1st of December four
new cases snd seven deaths. The total
number of deaths from cholera ia Paris,
from the first outbreak np to the 30th of
prevailed in the harbor, lasting all day.
and doing much damage to the shipping.
Ths wind still continued st nine o'clock this
but with less violence! -
. A latter from Washington say that th
Confederate bonds are being bought np by
parties who ar willing to risk the chance
of their assumption by the United Statea-
O-Vdvices from Psnsma report the discov
ery of rioh gold mine ia th vicinity of
Temaco and Barbados, stat ef Cauea,
New Granada. Four men in eight days
txik out thirty pounds. . ;
General Logan's name for the mission to
Mexico is on ths list of appointments sent
to the Senate for confirmation.
A gentleman, living forty mile below
Frslw.Ajburgj ha bid befar General
MS ABO SOIUKTir 1 liTBI LI;5 w V.
TM Of XHJ WXULTi -
'rtksTr BBSs' a Crake tea. we was aaast a
fseoy stae B bbklv Ibabsb, srnasn; f twasiy, a
eopy of th tn- Wmaiy ; af Lair is seat swewa, a
CTBTVWT, A TT T,wTWu; fTWPary.
Howard evidence that th. planter ia tLat
i neighborhood hav a system by which th
frosdmen are required to work for from three
to six doUara per month, or bo driven froaa
the plantations. A number of them hav
already been driven from their homos.
Decisive srders hsv been issued ia regard
to th snal.te a ...
THE COLUMBIAN COMMISSION.
Wasbtibotob, Dav-ember 21. The Colum
bian Commission hss adjourned nntil the
4th of January. Out of 187 esses the Com- '
mission era have decided ti. . Two are refer- '
red to Sir Frederick Bruco. the British Min
ister, tor final decision. The eases thus for
have bean argued by 8. 8. Cox, of New York,
for claimants, and J. M. Carlisle, of the Dis
trict of Columbia,, for the Columbian Gov
ernment. The awards will not be published
for some time. The most important eases
are not decided.
' Secretary McCuIIoch left Washington: reins .
forenoon oa avi.it to New Tork, aad wiil be
absent until after Monday,
Th Senate to-day MnfirmadJteentTo
&iU&qiUr of tko ofSce at Olympia, vie -Mr,
Dswey, elected delegate to Con grass.
H exprsnoed th. wish to be Governor of th
Territory of Utah, Tic James Q. Doty, de-
The Speaker of the House In his appoint
ment of the new Committee on Minos aaei
Mining represented the gold mines of Cal
ifornia and Oregon j silver mines of Nevada,
lead mines of tviscoasia and pwa, cop
per mines of Mirh-gaa, iron and eoai
raise of Pennsylvania aad the boa Moun
tain mine of Missouri,-
Ths Bureau of Equipment and recruiting
for the Treasury Department aa ia it pas
session soma oo discharge and settle
ment papers belonging to soldiers
transferred to the navy, and 'which will
b forwarded on application to the Chief
of the- Bureau. Every transferred sotdis
who has not received his discharge paper
is directed to apply, stating his regiment
sad other particulars, to prevent fraudulent
applications. By recent order of the War
Department in settlement hereafter of cloth
ing account ot volunteers this change oa
March 3d, 186, the same amount of eloth- .
ing will be allowed as in the ca. of regular
soldiers. - .
Capt Wal bridge, Military Superta
tendent of th Old Capitol Prison, returned
to Washington to-day. He hss conveyed
the prisoners Winder, Duncan and Gee to
the respective points to which they hast
been ordered. - Winder was taken to Bieh- -mond
and turned over to Gob. Terry.- Gee
was left at Baleigh in charge of Gen. Rnger,
and Duncan was conveyed to Savan
nah aad placed in the custody of General
Stead man. They ar to be tried by mil
itary commissioners. J - -
A NEW GOVERNOR.
The Secretary of State has instructed Pro
visional Governor Brown to relinquish the
control of that State to Governor eieet Orr, -and
has instructed the latter gentleman to
assume the duties df his office. The doen-v.
areata are similar in language totbaos here
tofore sned ia the case of Georgia and Ala
Hon. Allen A. Bradford, Congressional
delegate for Colorado, was ran over to-night
by a street ear and severely injured. Mr. "
James Donaldson with his eharacteristio .
kindness was anreuitting in his attentions
to him. - I
authorities tha test question of negro tuff-'
rage waa presented to-day. About 7,00
votes were recorded against, and only 7 ia
favor of extending th. franchise.
MiuiMsvTLbavDecember 15- The Hons
passed a bill fixing the first Mondays in
May and November for sessions of ths Sa- '
N. C. Barwell is elected Secretary of State,
j. A Burns Comptroller General and Jooos -Treasurer.
- - ,
. Th Legislature 'passed a bill regulating
the reception of testimony of freedmen. It
makes free persons of color competent wit
nesses in civil esses when like persons ar
defendant, and in criminal esses when the
offense is against the property or persons ef "
freedmen. It provides also that when freed
men are plaintiff and defendant they may
make and file any affdavit now allowed cit
izens, which shall hav th same force ss if
. A joint resolution wss adopted nnsni- ,
mortal y to tha effect that the President hss
been magnanimous Bow aid th people of
Legislator adjourned till the . 15th of
Batbu Ms., December 21 Johnson Ridgo-
otrt, one ot the largest ship-builder in this
city, died this evening.
Bicbbobd, December 21. The Legislature
ass adjourned to the 3d of January.
At a apesial election to-day, Thorn ss J. .
Evans wss elected to too House of Dele
gates, and N. A. Sturdevant aa Common
NORTHERN OHIO NEWS.
The Sentinal says Mr. and Mrs. Surges.
of Jefferson, were severely bruised, ol,
Tuesday, while driving in a carriage near
Ashtabula, by a team becoming frightened
and running over and crushing their
vehicle, ; . . , -
Qapt. Frank Larrabee, of Jefferson, ha ;
been breveUed Major, for long and faith
ful serrioes aad gallant conduct.
A Catholic Fair, for the benefit of th
Church, will commence in Painesville, on
the evaning of th 26th inst.
Th Telegraph say th demand for
dwelling was never greater in PainesvQl
than aow.. .
. Thomas Smith, ' of Eirtland, say a
writer in tbe TeiegrapA, raised oolt thia
season which weighed 648 pounds at. th:.
age of six months, and 696 at seven month..
Prof. B. Ii. Touman will lecture, in ..
Child" Hall, Fainesvi lie. January 6th, on
uxhe Pynamics of Life. '
A Freedmen's Aid Society baa been or
ganized at Concord, Mrs. John Murray,
President, Miss Matilda Winchel), Secre
tary. In one of the churches en Thanks
giving day, over $20 was raised for the
B1SA3B tat tty. trA.
Chronicle says that on Sunday
night a sorrel mare, top buggy and silver
plated breast harness, were stolen from
Mr. S 1. Johnson of Vienna, -
Henry N. Lane, of Washington Terri
tory, is a subscriber to tha Chronicle, and
each number coat him two dollar ex
presssg. The yearly cost of the paper
and transportation is 10. - inat man ia
fiiend to newspaper.
Tha Chronicle says : "Tha n amber of -marriage
licenses issued by tbe Probata
Court of this county, for the quarter end
ing December 20th, was on hundred and
twenty. Three-fourths, at least, wee
granted to returned soldiers, who still go
a for union.'' -. , ..
On thanksgiving day, Mr. Zphraim
Hayes, of Hartford, was assisting at a hay
baling machine, when th "beater" fell,
striking hi right arm, almost tearing it
from the body. - -
Cot- B. "W. Batliir, late of th 12th Ohio
Cavalry, ha been brevetted Brigadier
General. ' He waa formerly Lieutenant
Colonel of the 2d O. V. C. The Chrxmi
cU lays: "Warren has had the honor of '
being represented in the army by on Ma
jor General, Cox, and three Brigadier,
Updycke, Jtsumett aad Jtatiia. ' it might
have added, and one Colonel who should
hav been a Brigadier, th lamented Hail, -of
tha 106th. - '
Th Chronicle iay: "Two wT bodied
car of th A. 4 Ot. W. Bailro. -a Bar
row guag tracks, hav reple-.' . .. old'
narrow can oa tb express train of the C
ck M. road. A new and much mora com
modious bar&sa car ha also replaced th
old one." . ,
Saoretarr Stanton h lust said a visit
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