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thrift are n -naUral results of education,
y nrfcUe pauperism, vice and crime ar the le-r-
tftltoatsltaltffoflgnoraiKe; t&d that It Ii
more economical to maintain schools at a
preventive, than to support tbt pauperism
and punish the trim that Ignorance engen
. dm, From the establishment of the na
tional eapltal In the District of Colombia,
tha expenses Incident to such support and
punishment hava been paid by tha Govern
ment f the. United States. It Ii worthy of
eerlomconslderatloD, therefore, whether a
jnit proportion of tha expense of tha publio
tohoolf in this Dlitriot should not be pro
Tided for from tha aame loarea; and It Is
believed that Congress will thna ba abla to
diminish tha expenditures from tha judicia
ry fund far mora than they will be expected to
augment tha educational fund of this District.
Tbt propriety of thli provision li still far
ther shown by tha consideration of tha fact
that a Urge proportion of tha people of this
District are In tha scrrtca of the United
States, on small salaries, and regard tbem
relres as transient Inhabitants. If posse wed
of property, It Is generally located elsewhere,
and the taxes letted upon It are applied to
tha inpport of tha Institutions of those local
ities, while theircbtldren lira In this Dls riot,
and. If educated at the public schools, swell
the tax to bo levied on tha property of per
manent oltlteos. The number of transient
and non-tax-MTlnr persons has been largely
increased during the war by tha Ingress of
multitudes or botn wnua ana eoiorea peopie
who hare fled from Its perils and desolations.
Justice aa well as economy demands that pro
rUIon ba made from the national treasury for
the education of the children of thesa chute.
Tha canal leading from tha Potomae rirer,
thro orb. tha heart of the capital, to the East
ern branch, has been made the receptacle of
the filth and offal from all tbe sewerage of
tba'eitr. It has (bus become a loathsome
cesspool, fruitful of disease, and Inviting pes
tilence. The city authorities can exercise no
legal control orer It, as It is bordered almost
excluilrely by QoTernment reserrations
These are deteriorating In Talna on account
of this con it ant ly Increasing and almost In
sufferable nuisance. It Is nearly useless for
navigation, by reason of ace u coalitions
within It; and It sbou.d either b deepened
and Improved for the passage of shipping, or
at once abandoned as a canal. In the latter
alternative, It should be diminished In width
to suitable dimensions, arched orer, and used
exclusively as a main sewer. The proceeds
of tbe land thus reclaimed. If brought Into
market, would defray a large proportion of
tbe expense occasioned by the change. This
nuisance lies almost at the threshold of the
Capitol, the Executive Mansion, and other
costly public edifices. It Congress should
refuse to provide tha requisite means for Its
Improvement In the mode which I have sug
gested, exclusive authority orer It should be
conrcrred upon toe city oi Washington.
The report of the Commissioner of Public
Buildings refers to the neglected condition of
many of the triangular and circular public
reservations. Instead of being abandoned to
the public, they should be neatly and sub
stantially enclosed, and planted with trees
and shrubbery. Ibe reservation on Xast
Capitol street, between leventh and Tntr
taenth streets east, should be thus Improved
By tbe act approved May 25, 1832, tbe
Commissioner of Publio Buildings was au
thorized to purchase a tract of land sur
rounding a large and never-filling spring of
tbe purest water, including tbe rights ot in
dividuals to Its use, and to bring It in pipes,
a distance of about two miles, to the Capitol,
at a cost of forty thousand dollars. From
that spring comes the flow of water which
fill the fountains directly east and west of
the Capitol building, and also tha flow of
tbe hydrant In front of tbe arched entrance
to the basement of the west front and from
It Is supplied all the drinking water used in
the Capitol If the use of this water is to
bo continued, so much of the land on which
the spring is situated as balongs to the Uni
ted States should be properly secured by a
The board of police for this District, con
stituted by an act approved August C, 1861,
employed dnriog the last fiscal year, as a
permanent force, one superintendent, six
detectives, ten sergeants, and one hundred
and fifty patrolmen.
The detectives made seven hundred and
seventeen arrests. Seven hundred and seven
robberies were reported at the detective of
fice. Property to the value of $170,859.09
was reported as stolen, of which $122,800.04
was recovered by the officers. Property val
ued at $0,694.22 was turned orer to the prop
erty clerk, while the value of that delivered
to claimants was $115,905 84, and taken from
prisoners and returned to them $4,942.15
These results lodleate but a portion of the
actual work performed. The services of de
tectives are often of great value in the pre
vention of crime by known offenders, who, on
their arrival, are placed under a strict sur
veillance, or are taken Into custody before
tbey hare an opportunity to accomplish their
The members of the police constituting tbe
sanitary company have been efficiently em-
filojed in the abatement of nuisances, and
n the discharge- of other duties specially
a-u lined to them.
The whole number of arrests during the
year was twenty-six thousand four hundred
and seventy-eight. Of the parties arrested,
eforhteen thousand five hundred and sixty-
seven were charged with offences against the
person, and the remainder with offences
against property. The following disposition
was made of tbem so far as tbe cases are re
ported. One thousand three hundred and
seventy-seven committed to Jallj seven hun
dred and six discharged on ball, one thou
sand four hundred and fifty-two turned over
to tbe military authorities! seven thousand
nine hundred and eighty-four dismissed, one
thousand nine hundred and thirty-two com
mitted to the workbouso, and eight hundred
and twenty-eight released on security to
keep the peace. Fines were imposed in
eleven thousand four hundred and eighty
seven cases, amounting to $61,943 92, and In
five hundred and thirty-one cases light pun
ishments were Inflicted. No report was re
ceived In one hundred and thirty-nine cases.
Two thousand three hundred and twenty-one
destitute persona were furnished with lodg
ing, one hundred and fourteen lost child ron
restored to their parents, and one hundred
and fifty-four sick or disabled persons as
sisted or taken to the hospital.
The number of arrests during the year ex
ceeds by three thousand those inado during
any previous year; and the Increase In the
amount of floes imposed is nearly one hun
dred per centum. The actual expense to tbe
cities of Washington and Georgetown, and to
Washington county, of the present poliee sys
tem Is about forty-fire thousand dollars, lor
further details I refer to report of the Board.
Tha utility of the police telegraph boa
bean fully demonstrated during the past
year. By its agenoy large force can ba
speedily concentrated at any given point
where an emergency requires Its presence.
Seven thousand eight hundred and thirty
three messages hare been transmitted
through the central oflloe, and a large
amount of correspondence conducted between
the precinct stations An appropriation suf
ficient to discharge tbe coat of its cons'rue
tlon Is roipeotfully recommended to Congress.
Tbe force has been maintained, as far as
practicable, at the maximum authorised by
Congress, but It Is believed to be unequal to
the publio necessities. Since Its organiza
tion the population of the District basnearly
doubled, and the Increase of crime baa been
la ItHI greater proportion Tbe board pre
sent facta and arguments which are, In my
opinion, conclusive tnfa.or or such an In
crease aa will enable the police force to dls
.h4awithTlirorand promptitude tbe duties
required of tbem It Is hoped that Congress
will adopt such measures In this regard as
will Innre within the .District th. !..
tlOD Of. W rll&tl of P"n nl F(,I,rt'
T. J. UU&TAOH 00., PUMJBMBS.
B. P. HAHSOQH, KDIIOB.
I WISH ALL MIS TO SI IlIL-llUIU
Lnoou WaaMaftoa, OetoLrlO, ISM.
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IT II TIKI THE AMIRICAR FIOPST
IIOOLDBITADOnT TO UNDERSTAND TUAT
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HOT IS AHOSR BUT TUAT TKXASOK IS A
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I'SnOW HI WHO HAS BMW INOAC1ID in
iflESI CONSPIRACIES, WHO HAS HMD
OPON OUR FLAO, WHO HAS GIVEN IN.
STBCCTIONS TO TASK OOR FORTS, AMD CUS
TOM HOUSES, AND ARSENALS, AND DOCK
TAKDS, AND I WILL SHOW TODATRAITOB.
H'JKt.; PRESIDENT OF THI UNITED
BTATK87I WOULD DO AS THOMAS JXFFIB
(ON SID IN 1KM, WITH AARON BURR. I
WOULD IIATB TIIKM ARRESTED. AND, IF
CONVICTED WITHIN TUB MEANING AND
SCOPE OF Tni CONSTITUTION, BT TUB
STERXAL OOD I WOULD EXECUTE
THEM. " Aideiv Joisaoi, in (A. Patted
Statu SnaUMuth U. 1ML
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dreiud to tfco pabllibiri, a. .dot..
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tl.alloe, or la aa? waj r.latlac to tb. .dttrlal
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obllg. tL. Publlibari aad th Editor bf oomplf
af with tha abova eggcatloa.
ToCoaaiftroVBUTa. No notleo can bataa.n
f aaonyinoaa eommaaleatloai. What.T.r la
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th. aam. a&d addrt m of tha wrlttr not naeaiia
rtly for pabll.atlon, bnt ai a gnaranty of Its good
Wa cannot nadarlalta to ritarn ralactad aom
:-DECEMBEB , 1865.
TO MKMIlEriS OP COXGUESS.
Sflnatori and Reprefentatlrei can hare the
Daily National Retiblicas dillrered reg
ularly and promptly at their residence, t
wrappers, by ordering It through the Secre
tary of the Senate, the Clerk of tbe House of
Representatives, or at tho office of the Rs
rtiBMCAir, No SU Ninth street, near Penn
TUB SPiniT OF TUB 5IK88AOE.
Tho audience listening this day to tho
great State paper yesterday submitted to
Congress by tho seventeenth President can
be estimated only by millions. The general
anxiety a&d almost breathless suspense with
which ft was awaited has no parallel In our
day. No precedent presidential document
ever came upon the conclusion of such not"
ble events, or appeared on the threshold of
uch a pregnant future. The message will
meet with the Immediate assent and endorse
ment of the rest majority of the American
people, who will see In It the wise teachings
of the statesman and the glowing Inspira
tions of tho patriot. Those few of either ex
treme who at first do not find in it all they
might hare desired or expected will In their
second consideration see little in It to de
nounee or disapprove. As a matter of com
position it is a model of strength of state
ment, sweep of debate, united with parity or
stylo and nicety of language. It brings to the
dlscustlon of those general questions, which
compass the general good, and serve the gen
eral purposes of Government, that dispas
sionate calmness, and lofty patriotism which
characterised Wash-soto-i's address on
leaving forever the responsibilities of publio
station, while In particular Instances, and
on certain subjects, It Is animated with that
fire of ardor and Intensity of energy which
marked Jackson when he led the people up
to his own strong and unalterable convictions
For the first time since the last message of
the last Democratlo Chief Magistrate, tbta
message la submitted to aoountry altogether
at ceace. If not altogether harmonious to the
citizens of thirty-seven States, eleven of
whom have been defeated In, and desolated
by, war, while twenty-six of these States,
though victorious at arms, look forward to
the discharge of heavy and difficult burdens,
which will require long years of peace to
satisfy or discharge. To have been partisan
on such an occasion would hare been unwise
a&d unpatriotic Itwould have embarrassed
the difficult situation In which tbe country
Is placed by the close of the war, Increasing
instead of allaying the elements or commo
tion and danger. The true helmsman who
steers either ship or State, guides his charge
safely through the storm that meets him In
his track of duty; be does not seek the tem
pest or Invite the conflict of elements for the
sake of amusement or adventure.
We shall hereafter have oocaslon to touch
upon the significant features of this paper,
but prefer now to remark upon tbe spirit of
charity, nationality, democracy, and justice
breathing from every page of this profound
document, distinguishing this message from
its predecessors not only in the peculiarity of
subjeots forced upon its deliberation, but
the enlarged view and Christian tone which
pervades It all, and which will yet cause it
to be regarded os remarkable for its origi
nality and power. Tbe President has not
ilegraded bis annual opportunity of address
ing the country by making a mere harangue
or debate catering to tho prejudices or pas
sions of any locality. He seeks rather to
suggest the ways and means by which our
outside eltliens can get Into full oommunlon,
rather than scold or snarl about their bad
oonduot and naoghty behavior in the past
He strives to lead them towards a better
future, Instead of stopping to lecture them
on the discomfort of their previous condition
know tut thI, oondJtlon 1. dreary,
1 Christian rlrtues ar held In esteem, and
. D. O.
kindly aota art regarded with approbation,
wa think tha andaaror to extrlcata th South
hj tha foroo of rauon and found adrlc It
far better than to m Ulead them by Indulging
tham with hopei Imnoillble to reallie, or dlt
oonrag tham by holding them op to the J
corn and reprimand which they molt ,im;l M thataetormlnatlouof iptrit upon
e.t.i. v... ..i. -j Ti,. ..i.n.:. -f arhich wa oan rely with confidence for tha
talnly har. merited. Th MnUnoes oMlfl , of , Theadmlr.bl. addreii
President ring with th pur metal of nation
allty not a nationality with mijr mental
reservation, but as Intense and Indestructible
as the solid castle on which the nation standi.
It will be text for those who wish to tllui-'
trate or vindicate American nationality) and
through all the lengthened review of the pub
lio situation th democratlo class from which
he had his origin li not forgotten, and th
democratlo Instincts he so early inherited
burn with an unabated heat through every
line, and Is th radiant light of every precept.
The crowning feature rof the whole effort to
ui Is the sublime justice he would met to
all to th soldier first, who baa " fought th
good fight" and won th great victory, to
those who Invested their property In the
hour of their country's peril, looking to the
sol security of publio faith, to the gnat In.
dustrial classes who require a speedy relief
from the Immense pressure of an Inflated
currency, and last, though by no meant
least, th millions of nnshsckled freedmen,
suddenly emerging from a state of debasing
servitude to the uncertain or unsettled state
of liberation; for these, the most unfortu
nate of our oountrymen, h entertains a soli
citude which does honor to his heart, while
he demands for them on the part of those
who have heretofore controlled them, a rule
ol conduct which does equal credit to his
head. To follow tbe President's clear and
oalm policy will be to realise his beneficent
wish, that "the great Inheritance of State
governments In all their rights, of th dene-si
Oovtroment In all its constitutional
vigor" may be maintained, " to our poster
ity and to theirs through countless genera.
AHEAD OP THIS -WOULD.
The National Rcftblicasi Extra, con
taining the President's Message, was the first
journal In the United States to give that
great State paper to the public yesterday af
ternoon. For the honor of this triumph we
are under great obligation to the foreman,
assistant foreman, and compositors In our
Shortly after printing the messsge we Is
sued a second trtra, with a column and a
half editorial review of the message and re
ports of the Secretary of the Treasury, the
Secretary of the Navy, the Postmaster Gen
eral, tbe Commissioner of Internal Revenue,
the Comptroller of the Currency, the Com
missioner of Indian Affairs, tbe Fourth Au
ditor of the Treasury, report of the proceed
ings of Congress, the stock market reports of
New York, telegraphle and miscellaneous
news generally making seventeen columns
of close and Important matter ' This Is
glory enough for one day.
Serenade to Maj. Gen. IV. P. Ranks
TflE MARINE BAND IN ATTENDEE.
Adilrese, of Ex-Got. Halm, ol Louisiana
SPEECH OF HENERAI. HANKS.
Complete Endorsement of the lrcl
Last erenlng.abont half-past nine o'clock,
cltlsens of Louisiana and other States, now
in Washington, headed by the celebrated ma
rine band, called upon Major Gen. Darks,
at the Ebbltt House, to pay their respects.
Mr. C, C. Willabd, the landlord of the ho
tel, learning tbe Intention of the friends of
the General, made a handsome display of
Chinese lanterns over the entrance of the
Fourteenth street balcony, from which tbe
speeches below were made.
Gov. lUHK.ln behalf of the Louisiana elt
liens present, after the band had playedaev
oral fine airs, appeared upon the balcony
with Gen. Banks, Charles sunn, Lsq ,
Collector of Internal Revenue of New Or
leans, Oen. Walkzii, son of Hon. Robert J.
Walker, Hon. Alex. II Rice, M. C, of
Massachusetts.Gen. Clark, Executive Clerk
of the United States Senate, and others.
Upon the appearance of Gen. Saiks be
was greeted with "Three cheers for the hero
of Port Hudson," given with a will by the
large concourse of people present. The band
then struck up "Hall to the Chief," after
which Gov. IlAnxpoke as follows:
"Fbllow-Citiiuks: It gives me great
pleasure to Introduce to you the non. N. P.
Ranks, late commander of the Department
of the South, and the hero of Port Hudson.
Although be is a member the councils of the
nation from bis own native State of Massa
chusetts, there are many loyal hearts, both
white and black, In the far-distant State of
Louisiana that look up to him as their friend
and their protector. No man occupying a
military position in the South has ever done
more to develope the principles of human
freedom or to udrance the great cause of pro
gress and humanity than Gen. Banks. You,
fellow-citltens, show your generosity and
gratitude lu coming here to do honor to the
man who has done more than any other to
eatabtiih the principles of universal liberty
in tbe South, and It gives me pleasure to In
troduce him, that you may bear from his own
lips bis eloquent words."
Amidst most enthuslastlo cheers, General
Bank began as follows.
oen. bark' sriEcn.
rn.u.CmiiKl I thank you for the
unexpected and grateful oompliinent paid me
by this assemblage. I recall my association
with other officers of the Government in tbe
Southwest, and especially in tbe State of
r.nn!itin&. with satisfaction. Although we
encountered many difficulties and did not
attain the success we desired, yet I bohete
that the policy adopted was tbe best for the
oountry for the people of the South as well
as for the people of the North that oould
have been Instituted at that time Ap
plause. It bad the endorsement of that
pure patriot, Aorauam uiucu.u, nMua, (
and I think that If we bad been allowed the
time that Is necessary to establish Important
measures of reform, Louisiana would have
sohed every problem that now embarrasses
the nation, and to the solution of which wo
must look for future prosperity. But we will
not disouss the questions of the past. What
ever may have been Us dlsoouragements aijd
failures, we must now open to ourseltes new
paths of honor, freedom, liberty, and pros
perity. Applause You may be assured
that whatever it Is lay power to accomplish
for the welfare of Irtulslana, whether In pub
lic life or as a cltlsen, whatever I can do for
the people of Louisiana I shall assuredly
perform Applause I shall be unsparing
In my efforts to secure liberty, prosperity,
and peace within the Union of States to the
loyal men of Louisiana, both black and
while. Prolonged applause.)
We have no reason to be discouraged at
th prospect before us. Th problems ar
dlfflonlt and the dangara are great, bat th
capacity of oar people hai narer jet been
fully tested, and baa narer vet encoanterod
W onn tea In th harmonloni gathering
of th member! of Congreia from orery loyal
State of th Union that perfett unity of ten-
of th President of tbe United States, com
tnunioatea to-aay to notn nouses or Con
gress, assures us that thereTexists In the Ex
ecutive Department of th Government an
ardent desire to tnatntotn th gnat princi
ples which underlie the Government and
upon wnien uepenas me weuare orttspeopie.
All fear of dissension between the different
branches of Government representing tbe
loyal people la dispelled. There li nothing
that will necessarily prevent the harmonious
co operation of the Legislative and Executive
Departments In executing the almost unani
mous wishes of th people. The oountry
will b relieved of Its apprehensions, tbe
friends of the Government encouraged, and
Its enemies depressed, when It receives the
calm, temperate, wise and Just counsels which
are put forth In this clear, dispassionate, ad
mirable and well-timed address. It cannot
be too carefully considered, nor its advice too
closely followed. Ifexecuted with an energy
and vigor corresponding to Its clearness of
statement and the Justice of It spirit, Its will
lift the clouds that now hang heavily over
We are told ini li is me intention or the
Government to mak treason Infamous and
future rebellions Impossible. Applause.
Its Intent Is unmistakable. It la aa plain
as words oan make It. The power of the
Government In the Insurgent States Is to be
given only to the loyal men. They are to be
sustained by the infiuence and patronage of
tho Federal Government. Whenever this
shall be done, Louisiana, aa well as every
other Insurgent State, and every loyal man
that oxlstsln these States, will be supported
In the privileges Indispensable to a restored
Union Thus we see, fellow-cilisens, from
this and other Indications that the people
and their agents are determined that power
shall not immediately be restorod to those
who have been conspirators In the oounclls
and enemies In the bloody battle-fields of the
The West, the Middle States, the New
England States, are now unltod In the devel
opment of this purpose. We have received
ossuranocs this evening that even the Em
pire city of New York, whloh lost year gave
nearly 40,000 majority for our opponents,
has been given in favor of the Union candi
date for th mayoralty In this day's election
IAnnlanre.1 It may possibly be that the
first news receirea ot tnis cueering cnaracter
- - - - ... -. .r. .-. ,
may be changed by eubsequem returns, but
we now know enough of tbe spirit of our
friends In the Empire elty, and of the powor
displayed In th s eleotion, to satisfy us that
although the rote may be against us, the
powerful opposition has been broken, and
that hereafter the Empire city, tho metrop
olis of the Union, will be In .harmony with
New York, and with really every other loyal
city and State.
1 thank you. fellow-cltlrens, for your kind
ness manifested in this greeting and for your
words of encouragement. And I win take
my leave of you by saying that whatever po
sition I occupy, publio or private, I will vin
dicate the honor of my country and Its flag
wherever and whenever assailed, and main
tain Its great principles of equality, freedom,
and luitice to all and for all people of what
ever class, color, or condition. Enthusiastic
I trust that the day Is not far distant when
we shall present to the eyes of the millions of
other nations that are now turned upon us,
the spectacle of a free nation; a people self
governed, which has been able to o erthrow
the grandest rebellion ever concoctod by
traitorous spirits, that has vindicated, with
out difficulty, all the liberties of the past,
and bos extended the same privileges that
we enjpy to the humblest people of our coun
try: and that at no distant day we shall pre
sent an example of tbe power and capacity of
a people for self government which will so en
lighten the nations of the earth that in due
time, in the fullness of the providence of
God, we may Impart to thorn the great prlv
lieges which we now enjoy Long applause
Three cheers were given for Gen. Banks,
and three more for Loulolana, after which
tbe band performed several national alrs,and
tho crowd dispersed.
NKWUrAPEIt TH.IUMPH IN IIUI,!..
Special to the National Itepabllcsn
Hull, December 3, 1S63
Jones' DarrurcU issued an Extra this af
ternoon containing tho President's message,
thirty-fixe minutti pfltr it was recrtvnt,
ahead of all its competitors..
Private and confidential
Print the abov Just as It is. "Thirty.
Ave minutes after it was received " means
after It was received ly tin otlttr paprrt
don't you see ? Our postmaster, to whom
copies were sent for distribution, owes his
appointment to the Bariwele and he had no
Idea of allowing that paper to be beaten.
You understand. Mum's the word. How
are the members of the Cabinet ? Give my
Ioe toCapt. Fox.
Second Auditor' OsYJee.
The following is a statoment of the amount
of work performed In this office during the
month of November
Vttcriiitlon of Acvotttktt, Xuwtter ftettled
Ian Agents U9
Ordnanre, Medical, and Miscellaneous 69!)
Bounty Arrears of l'sy, fro 9,703
Itecrultlng Bervlce, Enrolment aud Draft,
Properly Ordnance and Quarterraasler'a
Property Ordnance In charge 70
Claims for refundment of money erroneous
ly taken from eoldlere 60
Number of claims received, registered, and
briefed, 25,771, number of letters recorded,
mailed, do, 21,555, number of requisitions
registered and posted. 1(11, number of certif
icates Issued upon requests of Poymaster
General and Commissioner of Pensions,
SrrrnAOE in toe District or Colombia
In the House of Representatives yesterday
afternoon, after we went to pro, Mr Kel
LEr, of Pennsylvania, offered a bill to extend
the right of suffrage in the District of Co
lumbia, similar In its terms to that proposed
in tbe Senate by Mr. Sumner. The bill was
referred to the Committee on the Judiciary,
Metropolitan Cud Tbe soiree of the
Metropolitan Club, to be held this evening,
promises to be a brilliant affair. The collection
of lotures einbraoes some of the fioest pro
ductions of our leading American artists aud
several gems of European art. A large num.
ber of ladles' tickets have already been taken
by the members.
Tub London Etamiur thinks that a great
change has certainly oome over tbe political
habits of Napoleon the Third. Some years
back he evinced great eagerners to meet bis
brother sovereigns. He besought personal
interviews, and went out of his way to find
them. He was fond of congresses, conven
tions, diplomatic meetings, whloh used to
set the world a talking. But he now seems
to have become Uiui. He no longer seems to
think that there Is anything either to learn
or to enior In Dersonal convene with his
brother sovereigns. He no longer seeks their
concert, or cares for thslr visits.
FOTJIt O'CLOCK. r. IJI
To-morrow we give thanks. Throughout
the nation every loyal household will gather
trnnif tb. feitlve board with crateful
hearts, and render up their acknowledge.!
menu to th Author or all righteousness,
th Giver of all good, the Upholder of politi
cal Justice for the mercies and benefits He
has bestowed upon us as Individuals and at
W bare to glv thanks for the cessation
of fraternal strife; for the rivers of human
blood dried up; for the restoration of the
authority of the Government) the destruc
tion of that national sin which rankled like a
poison In our political system, made us to be
abhorred of all good -men, and brought us to
the brink of national ruin. Over the dead
corpse of slavery, over our revivified nation,
we may Indulge In thanksgiving with warmer
hearts than ever before.
Last year at this season our soldiers were
still toiling and fighting. Hood was In front
of Nashville, and a few days later fought that
sanguinary battle In whleh General TnOMAS
routed him on his right, left, and centre, and
crushed and disorganised his army. A year
ago atahls time Suerhan was '"marching
down to the sea," and we were in palnfuj
auspenso In regard to the possible results of
his undertaking, unparalleled In the annals
Last December General Grant was hold.
Ing Lei by the throat In the defences of
Richmond. Blockade running was going on
at Wilmington, under the guns of Its de
fences deemed Impregnable. The enemy
were active and vigorous In all quarters a
year ago, but the scene has ehanged most
wonderfully during the grand historic
twelve-month that has Intervened. Daring
that time, and after the rebellion bad re.
celved Its death. blow, the oountry was
plunged Into mourning by the murder cf our
good President Lincoln, but the good sense
of the people bad, under the Providence of
God, provided a man to be his successor who
has shown himself eminently worthy of his
Tbe cup of our thanksgiving to.morrow
will be sweetened by a re-perusal of the mes
ssge, whose noblo words thrlllod the nation
lost evening ; and it will be a crowning joy
of our festival that the nation has a Chief
Magistrate whose firmness and Intelligent
statesmanship fit htm to lead us along In the
path of national prosperity and glory to the
perfect freedom to whloh we aspire.
PALI. IN OOr.D AND ADVANCE IN
In New York to-day gold Is weaker and
lower, and Government stocks are stronger
and higher, the wftuU tut hating udvawtd
itnrt ytsttrday. This Is a glorious result
from the financial policy of tho Secretary of
the Treasury announced yesterday.
Major General Edward Hatch has ar.
rived In Washington on a visit to UU father aad
family. Sit Twelfth street. Hie present head
quarters Is Knoxvtlle, Tenn. We understand
Oen.ials nrant, Sherman, and Thomas have ex
pressed th. wish for hie appointment la the reg
Caftain Janes W. Powell, 10th Veteran
Ue.erre Corps, Judge Adroeat of tbe Depart
ment General Coart-Martlal la this city, baa been
breveted Major and Lieutenant Colonel United
States volunteers for gallant and meritorious
eerrlcs daring the war, and ordered to duty at
Captain E. E. Camp, A. Q. M , U. S. A.,
bas been msd bi.vet Lieutenant Colonel In the
Hot. John D. Stiles, of Pennsylvania, is
at the Beaton House
To Our Subscribers.
To-morrow being tho National Thanks
giving Day, no paper will be Issued from
The New York Kleetlon.
A New York dispatch of yesterday says
The city election here to-day passed off
quietly, ana uo rows or murders are as yet
reported, lhe tun vote lor jiayor stands ;
Hoffman, Tammany Demoorat, 32,055;
Roberts. Republican. 31.421. llccxor. Citi
zen' Association and Mosart Democrat, 10,.
400, Gunther, McKeon Democrat, 6,001.
Hoffman Is elested by a majority of 1,434.
New York Stock List.
By Telegraph to Lewis Johason Si Co.
Haw I'OKK, Dee. S 12.23 r. M.
D. R. 1RS1 Cannon B'a 1071
Do. do 0-20'a. 101)
Do. o'eKMO'eCoupons lou
Missouri Slate 0"a 7V,
Cumberland Coal Co Preferred UV,
Quicksilver Mining Co 4SX
New York Central Hallroad 97
Erie Itallwar 91
Hudson River ltsllroad Wi),i
Michigan Central Ksllroad
uicn co. ana n. inaiaoa nauroeu
Illinois Central Railroad
Cleveland 4 Plttaburgh Railroad ,
Chicago N Western Railroad ,
" ' preferred
Cleveland tt Toledo Railroad
Cleveland and Toledo Railroad
Chicago and It Island Railroad 107'.
. tiis , fi iisTar) a ' uicsvw u.ikusu ... ivv;k
obtoAMI... Oerliacst 1iH
(Jold, (3, p. m) H7J
Thjc CI rso correspondent of the JlrratJ,
under date of November 3. itates that Pres
ident Jutrei will leare for Chihuahua on the
12th, the French having left there on the
29th of October. The temporary Governor
of Chihuahua has notified President Juarei
that French deserters state many of their
comrades would also dosert If opportunity of
fered. Bartamente, Zuloaga, Ollvres, and
other prominent Mexico ni, have left Chihua
hua with the French.
ArniiVERSARr .To-morrow (Thursday) Is
the anniversary of the assassination of
Cicero, the Roman orator, the beheading
of ALGERNOifHinaEr, the Republican patriot,
and the shooting of Marshal Net, one of
The Virginia Legislature yesterday passed
a bill repealing the act allowing a transfer of
the counties Berkley and Jefferson to Wert
VI rg i nl a,
Mustered Out The 106th regiment of
Pennsylvania volunteers were this morning
The Kentucky Legislature was orgunlsed
yesterday, with HarrisomTavlor as speaker
of tbe House, and J. K. ThOMis clerk.
Ik North Carol ins, John Poole, said to be
a Union man, has been elected United States
THIRTY -NINTH CONGRESS
Xi'lrat Bcwulon. ,
Widxesdat, December 0, 18JS.
President pre rem. Foster In the chair.
Mr. Dixon offered a. series of resolutions
passed by the Oonnectlcut Legislature on the
conaiuou oi puuiio auairs, in invor ui vtiut-
ity herore the law, eto. uruerea to do
Tbt committees for the session were an
nounced. The chairmen are as follows:
Foro'gn Affairs, Mr. Bamneri Finance, Mr.
Tti)nUai Commerce. Mr. ChftodUr: Maaufke
tarn, Ur. Bprague; Arrieoltor, Mr. Shermiat
MtUler ffstlri, Mr. W.Uon, Naval Afftlrt, Mr.
Grime.: Pn.loni, Mr Laee of Indiana; Jndl
elary. Mr Tmrobnll; rout Of&eef, Mr. Dixon;
CUlnu, Mr. Clark: Rcvolntlooirf Clalmi, Mr.
Ramaftyf DUtrlct of Columbia, Mr, Dlxoat lrl-
tVsUe liana uuumi. nr, iiarrii iuuibb auhii,
Mr. Doollttlet Public Balldlnna, Mr. Foot: 1'at-
eu'. Mr. cowan Trmon., wr, waat; racioo
Call road, Mr. Howard.
Mr. Sumner introduced a bill of last iet
tlon, to regulate commerce between the sev
eral States, whleh was referred to the Com
mittee on Commerce.
Mr. Sumner Introduced a resolution In
structing tho Secretary of the Treasury to
Inform the Senate whet her there ore any per
son! employed in the Treasury Department
WHO nave no. laaen iae oaia requirm oj
law. Also, whether there are any persons
mpioyod there In offices not authoriied by
Mr. Johnson objected to the resolution,
ahd It went over under the rules.
A committee of thirteen was appointed to
confer with a committee from the House in
relation to appropriate action on the death
of the President.
Mr. Morran introduced a bill to Incorpo
rate an International Telegraph Company
for .telegraph line from New York to the
uesi maies; wmen was reierrea we uom
mlttee on Commerce.
The fr'enate adjourned at one o'clock to
meet on Monday next
HOUSE OF REPKESENTATIVE8.
Mr Stevens asked leave to introduce a
bill for the relief of Mrs. Mary Lincoln, by
giving to ber the $25,000 salary which would
have inured to ner late nusband. etc.
Mr. Went worth objected to the terms of
the bill. He had had a conversation with
the executor of the estate and the Illinois,
delegation, and had prepared a bill appro
printing dollars for the relief of Mrs.
Lincoln, paying tbe salary In full, oonstd
cring the circumstances under which he
husband came to his death.
A single objection postponed the consider
ation of the question at the present time.
Mr. Stevens introduced a bill permitting
wounded soldiers accepting employment
under the Government to receive pensions at
the tame time. It was referred to the Com
mittee on Inralld Pensions.
On motion of Mr. Eliot, a resolution was
adopted, providing forarpeolal committee of
nine members, to whloh shall be referred that
part of the President's message and all docu
ments and papers relative lo freodmen's af
fairs. Mr. Hooper oflertd a resolution providing
for a committee of one from each State, to
consider and report a bill to reimburse the
loyal States for expenditures inourred in put
ting down the rebellion.
Objection being made, the resolution lies
Mr. Bingham proposed amendments to the
Constitution: first, to annul that part pro
hibiting export duties; second, to prohibit
the payment of the rebel debt) and third, to
secure all porsons to eoual protection In the
rights of liberty and life It was referred to
the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Garfield offered a resolution which
was agreed to yeas 99, nays 58 granting
the use of the hall, for a publio meeting, to
the American Freed men's Aid Commission,
for the 13th of January, I860.
General Rosseau, of Kentucky, appeared
Mr. Fa rns worth offered a resolution de
claring, as the sense of the House, that good,
faith demands that the colored soldiers
should be admlttel to all tbe rights and
privileges of cltlsens of the United States,
and that It would bo incompatible with our
system of government to deny such rights to
a large portion of the Inhabitants who have
shared both In the defence and the pecuniary
liabilities of the Government,
He moved the previous question, but tt
was not seconded ayes 4), noes 68.
Mr. Wentworth introduced the bill re
ferred to above, for tho relief of Mrs Mary
Lincoln, and on his motion It was referred to
the select committee of one from each State.
ueretofore authorlted to be appointed to take
a on on concerning me ileal u or I'reiiJont
The Home adjourned.
Tub proprietors of all the hlgh-clais gam
bling houses In St. Louis, deeming It for their
Interest to make It safe for people to bo out
late o nights, recently resolved that, in view
of the prevalence of crime In the city, they
would close their places for one week, and
lend their service to the police in ferreting
out ana bringing to punishment tbe numer
ous bands of thieves, garroters, burglars,
and out-throats that infest the city.
Xi O O All AF MP A. J. II H .
Soldiers' and Sailors' Uittoa Leiqub
A meeting of tbe Bold. era' and Sailors' National
Union League was held at Union League hall, on
Ninth t reft, Monday evening
The subject of presenting to Congress a memo
rial aaklDfjr tbe repeat or amendment of the act
depriving Invalid and dlaabled soldiers who ac
cept civil appointments under the Government of
their penaloue was brought op, and after conild
erable dUcnatlou waa referred to tbe special
committee o( twenty-live appointed at tie last
meeting to consider tble aubjectj also, for an
eqoalliatlon of tbe bounties for the men who en
lUted in 1861 andlMi.
boue forty members were added to tbe roll
The followluis reatlemea were elected deletratea
to the National Convention to convene lu thla
city on tbe fonrth Monday or January next:
Major J. B. Donahty, H. A. Hall L. E. Dndley,and
Novel THAiticsamifa Axkourcehett.
Notice Is given In oar advertising columns that
the spirits of Rev, Theodore Parker and Prof
Dayton will deliver Thanksgiving addreaite,
through Cora L. V, Sect and Tboe. Oalea Forater,
Thursday evening, in Beaton Hall Whether tbeie
addreaaea come frtfia aplrlte la the body, or out
oi me uouy, it muii do conceaea mni iney an
play a rare degree of rhetorical ability, and are
attracting conaldrabl attention, tuastntr from
the cbararter of tbe eoura of lecturea which the
la .7 mentioned ! now delivering on nuudaya,
In beaton Hall, aad the Urge andlencee which
Bound Orxn to Keep xna Peace. This
morning Mr A K Cobb, the complainant agdlnit
General Baker, waa arrested br Officer Parker.
oi m nun precinct, "q a cnarge oi arawiog a
pinioi on air n. i ting, me proprietor oi me
Avanne llonee It seem that some dlfflcnltv oe
curred between Mr. King and Mr Cobb In regard
to a board dim. daring wuicn nr uodd arew tne
pistol, bnt Officer Parker, who was near, ar
retted Mr Gobb and took him before Justice
Bate, who bound him orer to keep the peare.
Mr Cobb statea tbat he was insulted by Mr.
Fire .This mornlnc, about a quarter past
0 o'clock, a Are broke out la tbe Itvery stable of
Sir A, u liej'i o u ireiu, ueineou luintta
andafaalf and Fourteenth The alarm waa
lonndad from box 33.br Chief Enclneer Geuford
and the Are department waa aoon nut Tbe roof
of tbe building waa burned off before tbe flames
could be ex.ingu.inea uamnge, auoui eix unn
Sakitart Reports Twenty lo cases of
nuUance were reported My tne banuary oacera
tbla morning to bergeaat C Y Crump, Chief of
banuary force is.eiea TRrraa.a wero lieaea
yeiterdey, and the flnoa lupoied amounted to
Btealivo a Dress .Margaret Healy was
arroatad Ihla inorniesr bv officer Irailer. at tha
Blxth precinct, fur stealing a silk dreas valued at
s43 iron, isaneiia u-neai justice Tboiapson
seat hr to Jail for farther hearing, Thedreae
was not reeeverea.
Message of Governor llramlette.)
FiuiKronT,Kr.,Deo. 0 Gov. Dramlette,
In bis messatze to the Lerlalatnr. uti Kan. !
tueky furnished to the Federal army, mostly
three v ears' men. 68.976 white men. and 25..
688 colored solJIers.and remarks: '-Oars was
not the loyalty which draws Its subsistence
from promised profit, and its courage from
distant danger, but that unyielding devotion
to principle which neither loss of property
nor present danger oould overcome. ' He rec
ommends each county to organix a company
to support me civu auiuonues. i.ne uov
ernor says the result of the war has been
such as to banish forever tbe heresy of seces-
slonjbas determined the Impraet IcablUtyof It,
and It only remains for the Judiciary to de
cide that secession Is treason, to hare tha
subject finally and forever adjusted. This
adjudication should properly be had in the
ease of thechlef of the rebellion, to make It
a precedent for all time to come.
The Governor argues that the adoption of
the constitutional amendment would give
perpetual indemnity against the attempt to
control the question of suffrage through the
Federal powers, and recommends Itl adoption
because slavery has ceased to exist, and uni
versal emancipation has made freedom thor
The question what Is to become of the
negro the Governor leaves to time to solve,
and recommends an Invitation be extended
to a superior class of laborers to develop tho
mineral and agricultural resources of the
State, and suggests modes whereby such la
borers may be attracted hither.
Iater from Europe ""
Portland, Deo. 6. The steamer Hiber
nian, from Liverpool on the 28th and Lon
donderry on the 24th, has arrived.
Cotton sales of the week, 1,000 bales,
market closing with a decline of Jd. on
Amorlcan. Sales on Friday, 10,000 bales,
the market dosing firmer and upward. Mid
dling Orleans, 20 J Dread a tuffs dull and de
clining Provisions unsettled.
Lomdok. Nor. 21 Consols closed 801a
80 for money. Bullion in the Bank of
England was Inoreased $708,000. U. S.
fire twenties, 61 J.
ESCAPE Or TBE FEHlAV CniBI.
Centre. Stephens, the Fenian head, escaped
from prison on the morning of the 24th.
The cattle disease Is reported on the In
crease In Eogland.
nspoRTED Lona of an akericax snip.
Arrived, from New Orleans, the ship Co- )
luinbia, at Havre. Arrived, from Wllmlng.
ton, tbe Persia, at Liverpool. The ship
Prince of Wales, from Bwanres for New Or
leans, is whore on Neatle bar. The loss of
the ship William and Trederlok, from Mobile
for Cardiff, ts reported by a person who gave
his name as Antonio, and who said be was
her master. Tbe crew took to the boats,
but 'all perished excepting him. His reports
respecting dates. latitude and longitude are
The New York Kleetlon.
New Yore, Deo. 0. Fall returns of the
city eleotion show that R. O. Gorman, Dem
ocrat, Is elected corporation counsel by 1,700
majority being on all but the Republican
ticket. Eight aldermen are elected one
Republican and seven Democrats; two of the
latter being claimed aa municipal reformers.
Twenty-four members of the common council
are elected, of whom thirteen are Republi
cans. From Fortress Monroe.
Fortress Monroe. Deo. fl Arrived,
brig Trow berry, from St. John for Rich
niond. Her captain was lost orerboard
during the voyage.
The schooner Win. P. Burrows, from New
Orleans, with cotton for Liverpool, has ar
rived In distress, ner spars and sails are
carried away. Cargo safe.
Negro Testimony Hill Rejected In
New Yonr.Deo. 0. The Nashville speolal
dispatch to tbe Tnbnn says the bill allow
ing negroes to testify In the courts has been
tabled by the Legislature.
New Sforlc Markets.
New Yore, Deo. 6. Cot ton dull at 50c.
Flour has declined from 3 to 10o. Wheat
and corn dull. Beef steady. Pork heavy.
Lard dull. Whisky dull.
Fen I au Senate.
New Yore, Deo. 0 The Tenlan Senate
eommenccd an extra session to-day,
On Tuesday, fith Instant, at Warren ton, Vir
ginia, by Kev. John W, Pngh, Mr. J. Tiokas
Pittt, of Front Koyal, Virginia, formerly of
Washington, and Mies MattiiA. Dbshiblds, of
Warrenton. No tarda.
National Thanksgiving . Rare-. C.
II Doynlon, D. D. . Chaplain of the House of
RepreaanUtlvea, will, on to-morrow, (Thanka
flringdar,) at 11 o'clock a, m , deliver In tbe
all of the llonee a dlscourae appropriate to tbe
day. dec 6
TWO DISCOURSED, APPROPRIATE TO T17B
OCCASION, BY DISEMBODIED SPIRITS!!
TTIE SPIRITS OF
REV. TUaODORK PARKER
PROFESSOR EDQAR C DAYTON
Will deliver Thanksgiving Addreaaea through
the organlams, respectively, of
CORA L. V. SCOTT,
THOMAS GALES FORSTER,
In Beaton Hall, corner of Ninth and D stmts, on
THANKSGIVING EVENING, December 7, com
mencing at 7 o'clock. Admission 21 cents. It
AY3 Notice The Hanking Honse of
Jay Cooke & Co. will be eloped on THURSDAY,
the 7th tnatant Notes maturing then are pay
able on Wednesday, the 6lh IneUnt
dsc3-2t JAY COOKE A CO.
At Island Hall, December 0, 1S03 Important
bnalnoaa. F. A. DOSWELL,
de3.2t Capt. Co. 7, 1st Regt B. U D. C.
-OVHInKluc School IS. IS Meeser.
(formerly teacher of vocal mnatelntbe "Normal
luatltnte" In Illinois,) will commence a course
of ln.tructlon In Voeal Music, at tbe Calvary
Ui.ptl.tt Church, on Fifth atreet, between D and K,
on FRIDAY evening, December 1. Cards of ad
m Union to the course of twelve lessons, to be
given ou Friday evening of each week, till com-
Fileted Terms for the course t Gentlemen 3
adiea & aov22-tw
47-Unttetl Statea Sanitary Commli
sioir CKTALOrrics,WiiaiiaTos, D C, No
vember 1. 1SW All persons who may hold an
settled claims of any kind against the Sanitary
Com nit aalo a are reuoeated to present the same
for adloatment to the General Secretary, at tbe
Central Office of tbe Commlsaloa without delay,
JOHN S. DLATCHPORD,
no1.mwf2ra General Secretary.
4?-Wonderfully Htrnnee. MaUaiue
M U PMULUAULT.wbo bas aitonlshed the
scientific claaaeaof Parle and London, has now
Bormanently located herself at Albany, N, Y.
adame Perregault, by tbe aid of ber wonderful
Instrument, kuuwn ae tbe Horoscope, guarantees
to produce a llfllke picture of tbe future hus
band or wife of tbe patron, together with tbe
date of marriage, leading traita of character, oc
cupation, etc Tble Is no bambug, ae thouiande
of testimonials can asaert She wilt send, when
deahed, a written guarantee that tbe picture le
what tt narporta to be. liy attttlag age, height,
complexion, color of eyes and hair, and enclos
ing 60 cents and stamped envelope, addreaaed to
yourself, you will receive the picture y return
MADAME U. H. PEBREGAULT,
P, O. Drawer 303, Albany, N. Y,
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