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THENATIONALREimB DECEMBER 18, 1866.
W.J. M0ETAGU C0.,PITBL1BHEBS'.
8. P. HANBCOM, EDITOR
TPE8PAT MORNntO.:::i;DCTllBEB 19, IMS-
to MExniuii or cosgrxse
Senators and Repreientatlvoi etn have the Dailt
Natiob'al IlsVcincAB delivered rcEulaily nl
promptly at tbtir reildenco, In lerepprs, by aroer
log It through tho Secretary of tha Senate, the
Clerk of tho lloeie of BepTeeentatlvoa, r at tht
om of tho Bbmtbuoab, No. Ill Ninth street,
nesr PonnsjlTanln ktHko.
The report f the Important legal decision,
delivered yesUrday by the Supreme Courf
In tie famous Indians conspiracy ease, ap
pears elaewhere In oar column to-day, and
b of the utmoit interest at this particular
INCREASE OF THE SALARIES 09
We understand that the clerks of the sev
cral Executive Departments have'uked Con
gress to increase their pay to such an extent
thatJbey can keep their souls and their bodies
together. Senators and Representatives,
when they were getting (3,000 per, year for
an average of six months' serrice in a year,
increased their own pay $2,000, or two-fifths.
They said the enhanced coot of the price of
tiring required it In behalf of the Clerks in
the Departments, who hare quite as large
families to support and proportionate obliga
tions to discharge, we appeal to Senators and
Representatives to do as well by clerks for
twelre months' serrice in a year as they hare
done by themselres for six months' serrice.
We hear that Mr. Stitxxs will agree to an
Increase of the pay of clerks of 33 1-3 per
cent, but that Senator Fkssxxdsx will not
agree to an increase of orer 25. Now let us
strike the Congressional chord of two-fifths,
or 40 per cent increase on existing pay,
reaching back do the commencement of the
last fiscal year, June 30, 186C, (Just where
the back pay of Congress was made to reach
to,) and we shall get at something like exact
justice and fair play in the premises.
That the clerks in the Departments having
families cannot support themselres comfort
ably upon the salaries they are obtaining
now, is perfectly well known. Some of them
are severely suffering tor the want of the
means to obtain food and clothing. They
have appealed to Congress, and we feel bound
to second that appeal with all the emphasis
we can command.
THE PREHIDEJSTS CI TIL AMD
The official organization of Tax Peesi-
cut's civil and military staff is as follows :
Private Secretary Colonel Bobut Joh-
Attitlant Private Secretary Colonel ROB
Secretary to Sign Land JWens Edward
D. Neiix, Esq.
Aidente-Campt Colonel W. O. Moore,
Colonel Wright Rites, Colonel Andrew K.
WITHOUT A DIFFERENCE.
In alluding to Joni Morrissev and Fer
nando Wood the New York Tribune deslg
natcd them as "Mr. Morripset and Honor
able Mr. Wood." This is accidental sarcasm
Presides! Roberts, of the Fenian pcrsua
iloo, is la town
Robert Taylor, formerly chief of police of
Jloilon, dlol on Thursday ovenlag.
Tbcbiow Weed arrived at Willards' last
Ho. Timotut Davis, of Boston, arrived
la tho city lut oreolng aid li at Willards'.
Gov. Cram has signed the Williamsport
looni bill, puied at tho lut session of tho Penney!.
Mr. ahd Mrs. W. J. Florehcx began an
engijemeoi at lie uir'i Theatre, In SI. Iriuls, lait
Albert II. Armour, a graduate of Yale
College, and Ml Eddy, young lady friend, woro
drowned at Peeeoag, It. I, on Thursday night, by
breaking throogh tho too while aaatlng
Harriet Hosuer's model for the Freed-
mtn i monument to Abraham Lincoln bai been re
colled In Boitoa. Tho eommlMlon haro accepted
It. It represent! varlom memorable orontl In tho
life of Mr Ltnooln and In tho wor. MIh noimor
conilderi It tho belt work of hor life.
Wall's Opera Home.
We are sure that every one of the audi
ence who witnessed the first representation
last night of "Adriennc, or the Duel in the
Mist," will unite in praising tho play, the
manner in which it vras enacted, the beauti
ful effects produced by the scenery, machin
ery and properties. Some of tho actors re
quire a little more familiarity with tho text
and things, but dead-letter perfection cannot
bo expected in tho first representation of a
To-night tho piece will bo produced in a
style Out will challenge tho criticism of the
most astute, while it elicits the admiration of
all who v, itncss It.
Messrs. Bpaldino & IUim.bt'b theatre was
filled to its fullest capacity last night, on the
occasion of Mr. JcrrzRsoN's waking up from
his twenty years' sleep In "Rip Van Winkle."
He will wake up this evening in the samo
xnaeos of Captmla Meade, of (ho Harr.
We rogrof to learn thtl CipUIn Riciaid W.
Meade, Untied States nary, brother of Mejor
Ooneral Mbabe, ll lying diagonally ill la Ihlt
city, from a stroke of paralyill.
Hkies Wanted. Redden .t Co., of this
city, hare prepared, and are publishing at
great expense a list of tho heirs of unclaimed
property in Europe. The low price at which
tho' lists aro furnished 75 cents will place
them within the reach of all. See their no
tice to heirs In another column.
ii F!,lUn?'i V "! it'
meat, tho bolldlng took 4ro from a hootor In tho
baietneot, and fmoko found Its way to tho audience
room A aoono pinUDfosoltemont at onoo pre
vailed. The audience hastened out a great mtny
Mug ernihod badly la their lilt, Sororal ladles
fainted away, and a namber loot valaabls garments.
Throe otfoor women J ompei oat of aeek story
window. The- fumes wore ettlBgaMjed without
damigo, " ' r .
The CtaititglkMliiT ri JHUtHj Onimlitku k
the Trlok MlVMt ;ot Id Mllltnv ' '
A, A ' ' J.
xtajotlly aad Dtosemtiaa; Oplalaita of tno
In the Supreme Court yesterday the opin
ion of the court was delivered in the case of
Miluoax, Bowles and IIorset, familiarly
known as tho Indiana conspiracy case, in
volving, among other questions, the consti
tutionality of military commissions for the
trial of citixena ait in.tho military or naval
The ease came up from Indiana on a cer
tificate of division of opinion, under the ct
of 1802 the two Judges sitting (a tho cue
being unable to agree.
The certificate from the court below pre
sented three points, the first two having ret-
ertnee to the power of the. Circuit Court to
grant -writs of habeai corpus In this particu
lar eise. The third and Important question
was the jurisdiction of a military commission
to try and punish a citiien not in the military
or naval servicefor an offence committed in
the State of Indiana, where' the ordinary
courts of justice were open and .In the full
exerciso of. their functions.
The Supreme Court unanimously affirmed
the Jurisdiction of the Circuit Court to Issue
the writs of haleat corptu in these cases, and
denied the Jurisdiction of a military commis
sion to try a citizen under such circum
stances. . .,T-.
In the argument of the con Mr.. GaaraLD
opened with a general and able argument,
covering the whole ground, but the great
convtltntlonal argument in the case wu
made by Ex-Attomey General Black. Mr.
David Dddut Field, of New York, also
discussed the whole case in an able and law.
yer-like, manner. On the part of the Gov
ernment, Attorney General SritD and Oen.
B. F. Bctlxu maintained the ultra doctrine
of the power of military commissions over
all such coses, "to save the life of the na
iron. IIexrt J. Staxbebv, special counsel
for tho Government, confined himself chiefly
to the power of the Supremo Court to re
view a proceeding in a circuit court, and
maintained, upon a review of all the authori
ties, that the appellate jurisdiction of the
Supreme Court upon a certificate of decision
of opinion was, by tho act of 1802, limited
to cases infer parte, and that a proceeding
ex parte, like that in a petition for habeai
corptu, was not within the purview of the
said act This position of Mr. Staxbebv was
also unanimously overruled by the opinion
The dissenting opinion delivered by Chief
Justice Chase for himself and Justices
Watxe, SwAvxa and Miller, was devoted
chiefly to denying and controverting the
opinion of the majority of the court upon
the third question certified from the court
below, namely, the jurisdiction of military
commissions, which jurisdiction the opinion
ot tho majority domed under the provisions
or the Constitution itself lor the protection of
tho life, liberty and property of the citizen,
while the Chief Justico and the brethren who
concurred with him, based their denial of such
jurisdiction upon the absence of any con
gressional legislation conferring it; main
taining that the power to declare war and to
govern the army and navy and the militia
when in actual service, involved the power
to create military tribunals for the trial of
citizens in Bnch cases, even though the ordi
nary courts of law were open.
The opinion of the court wu delivered by
Mr. Justice Davis, in the presence of a
crowded court room.
An Experiment with Freedtnen.
Joseph E. Davis, of Mississippi, having
been pardoned by Tux President, and an
order issued for the restoration of his prop
erty, consisting or two plantations, at the
end of the present year, baa leased the said
properties Tor a term of years to B. T. Most
coHinv and his associates, colored people.
T. J. Wood, the officer commanding the
Federal troops In that section, in speaking of
this action on the part of Mr. Davis, says:
"This noble and wise charity, and judici
ous business arrangement, is hailed as a most
favorable omen of tho introduction of such
arrangements for the cultivation of the anil
as will tend largely to the improvement of
me interests oi uoiuiue wnue and Diack races
or the Bute."
Tho leader of tho association, B. T. Mont
oomerv, once a slave of Mr. Davis, in his cir
cular to the colored people, with refcrenco to
tho projected enterpnse, announces that be
Intends to organize a community composed
At;iusii ciy ui cuiurou pvupia, ana
"Hopes by the psrsuit of agriculture, hor
ticnlture. and manufacturing and merchant.
cal arU, as well as the raising of stock, to at
tain as much prosperity and happiness as
are consistent with human nature. Regard
ing mo suurage question u 01 douutlul and
remoto utility, the discussion of it and other
political topics as more likely to produce
contention and idleness than harmony in the
community, such discussion will bo discour
aged. In their dealings the members of the
community will aim to be Btrictly just, and
hope their humble efforts will be regarded
with charity and generosity by thoso of su
perior knowledge and position, whose good
opinion it will be their earnest endeavorto de
Outwitted bt tub Muinm. The Mexi
cans have the reputation of being tho shrewd
est diplomatists in tne world, iney cer
tainly will draw up the neatest papers, put it
most beautifully in black and white, and sign
it with more flourishes than any other people
we wot of. The only people who can sp-
ijiuuvu mum ia mo careiui wording 01 sen
tences, and in penmanship, are said to be the
I'prsians and Arabs. The only reason we
can give for this superiority is, that they are
always cool cool as bandits. No w oril, nor
sound, nor stroko of the pen shows agitation
or excitement In this way they so put forth
the treaty with Gen. Scott that the Mexicans
to this day believe Santa Anna got the better
01 tno ncro oi i.unuy s A.ane, and sent tno
Americans homo with a flea in their ears.
So, a few dajs ago, on the Rio Grande,
flr' t0 helP K'CObedo outside of MatamorM
and then Canalcs inside: drew these remark
able letters out of him and Sheridan; and
thcn,tho two put their heads together and
turned against him and the United States,
like a couple of rattlesnakes.' You never
catch a Mexican asleep,' nor off his guard,
nor exefted; and if yon ever do catch him at
all, Uketha Dutchman's flea, ho isnf there.
iWio Orleans Picayune.
ft . Pnell itntl HtlMnoroL
Trie will of tho lato Sylvester Tacard',V
to Toft's College, of Boawnttlo. f j
' 8xxAToa8ciiinrRwill feed'fat his ancient
rraage against tho word "white'' taring tho holi
days. " v i
A clxrotmax, in addressing a prayer in
behalf of nalrorsal nBrego wlthoat regard to rseo,
color, ago or ies, sail. "Paradoxtoat as this mey
seem to thee, oh Lord, it li nevertheless trao."
St. John's Dat occurs this year on tho
27th last Aeoordlag to anoleat niage, tho annas!
election for officers la all msionls bodies mail take
place prerlons to that time.
Thad.txtixi entertains the same con
tempt for tho Coaitltatlon, when It stands In the
war of his potltleal eoheaee, that a saart-iootkol
rat ion fbr a this pine boJrd tetweea Vloielf aad
Wi understand that among the applicants
for ctxmcktt to the New Orleans riot Investigating
committee, was one from a long, early haired loll
TWteJ, as Foot tanreato, bat the committee didn't
sea It la thai light.
NoTHixa has been heard from'lxuls Fox,
tho mleelng bUUard-pUyeT, of Rochester. JIls
Meads aro very meek alarmed by his eoatlaaod
absence, end It Is proposed to have tho sheriff offer
The Wuhington correspondent of the
New York Cewpiorcui AJrtrtlur says that tho
real secret of tho fallars to engraft tho odocallonal
qiaUloatloa oa tho Dlitriet of Columbia aafiage
bill Is to bo fonnd la tho remark of Mr. Bomaer,
that that "wonld not secure tho necessary cotTit
A BTORT is told of a mother who sent her
owa dsgaerreotypo to a 'mldn1glt mooting" la
London, aoplag that her abandoned daoghter
night soo It and repent Tho picture wu passed
aroand ia several neoungs, aatll at last It net tho
eye for which It wu lateadod, and tho guilty gbi
broke Into tears, aad sot oat at ones for the homo
of her childhood,
Ax English jury hu decided that when a
sua who Is snoklng la a railroad oar, refuses to
remove lit cigar at tho request of hU fellow passu
Cera they hare tho right to knock It ot ot his
noutki aad tho Judge thought that tho blowing ot
tobacco smoke la tho faeo of a follow passenger
might be considered an assault.
Gtx. Kiltateick, United States Minister
to ChDl, wu married NoTember Xl, to BlgnorlU
Loatsa ValdlrloM, eouln of tho Chilian Minister of
War, and niece of the famou Oen. Carrara, whoso
memory Is 'highly revered la that country. Tho
Secretaries of War and of State uted u his grooms
men. The lady Is said to bo very beautiful and ac
complished, aad belongs to one of the best families
of thoRepnblle. Her lister Amelia was, on tho
15th of December, to bo married to Oen. Vlchers,
attache of tho United States Legation. The last-
named woro to luvo for Philadelphia Immediately
Ax accoc.tt of the disuter to the Kate
Dyer says that jut u tho Ill-fated ship wu sink
lng, with her planks torn asunder, and her muti
falling arouad hor In eonfulon, a largo Newfound
land dog wu noticed leaping from the mala deck
after .fho body of a boy who wu buffeting the
wares. Bouytag tho body upward, tho noble ani
mal swam for tho Scotland, bat such wu the vio
lence of tho on that tho dog loot his hold, and tho
body ssak slmnltanoouily with tho ship. The dog
li said to haTO booa rescued by the isllori of the
CnicAoo can bout of three skating parks
ud two rlnkl now. A you ago such a thlog u a
rink wu unknown here. On the 13th of December
lut, the lint one, tho Wabuh Avonno Rink, was
opened, and erery one prophcilcd that It would be
a failure that It wu too small, that the Ice could
not be kept ffuia ueUlog, etc , but toe thaw at
Chriitmu, which destroyed tho ice on the parks,
din not at all affect that In tho rink aad honoe
forward "rinks" were favorites In Chicago. So
well did the Wabuh Arcane Blak suceeed lut
winter, that It encouraged others to follow tho lead
of Mr Harrcy, an Eutorn man, the manager, aad
this yeu a very large and elegant one hai been
erected on the "Wnt Side." It bu a skating
sarfue of 10,000 iqoaro feet, a seating capacity of
8,000 persons, and cost $a,000. It is lighted up
with two hundred gu Jets, hu cloak rooms, re
freshment tables, Isdlei' gallery, etc. In short, Is
a Iret-class rink. Tho other parks Tho "Central'
and the "Ogden" in alio good-ilsod ones, arid
win, no doubt, bo well patronised.
A DcctelecUr Irian Bull.
Mr. Roberts, the Fenian President boa
written to Col. Lynch: " I regret to tell you
mat a oo nor. ocueve you are to do nanged."
He believes that Col. Lynch's execution
would result m tho conquest of Canada by
the Irish. This is carrying patriotism to an
excess which Col. Lynch will scarcely ap
preciate. The following it the letter of Mr.
Now You. Not. 10. 180s.
Six: Your letter reauestine- that I should
have sent to Washington affidavits of your
non-military connection with the Irish re
publican army hu been received, and the re
quest therein complied with, in the case of
Usptain jfiupatrlcx, and 1 will also write to
Gen. O'Neil on the subject I regret to tell
you that I do not believe you are to be
nanged. So great a crime upon a non-combatant
like yourself and against humanity
would make every true Irishman in America
a Fenian, and furnish our exchequer with the
necessary means to clear Canada of English
authority in short, a consummation devout
ly to oe wisneo iorj and tnererore l regret to
tell you that you are not to bo banged. It
would be a glorious death for ou, and a life
that will otherwise pass away unknown, a
few years hence, would become an honored
ponton oi me nistory oi our race, and or the
age we lire In. But whatever be your fate,
pray God that you will act a brave and
dauntless part to the last Remember that
you will not alone represent your own weak
nature in tne position in wmen yon aro
placed, but your country and your race also,
and though much I regret that you aro in
the power of bloodthirsty foes, I still trust
and hope that under any and all circum
stances you will make your countrymen
proud of your name. I remain yours, very
sincerely, iluah it. uobebts,
President of the Fenian Brotherhood.
To It B. Ltkcu, Esq , Toronto.O.W.
Tub Suoe Tbade. The Haverhill (Mass.)
Qazette says that there has been an almost
entire suspension of shoe business there uur
ing tho month of November, tho whole sales
amounting to only about 8265,000. The
Government tax assessed is tho smallest for
any month for three or four years, and tho
prospect now is that that of December will
be less. Manufacturers bare curtailed their
business very materially. There docs notarj-
pear to be a large stock on hand, but the in
creased facilities for manufacturing by ma
chinery will enable manufacturers to furnish
all that may bo needed at short notice. The
wages of workmen aro somewhat reduced,
and they are much In demand. A reduction
of from 15 to 20 per cent in tho wages of
the workmen hat been made by the shoe
manufacturers in North Brldirewater. but
not so much In Haverhill.
The old pistol with which Col. Richard M
Johnson killed the groat Indian warrior Te
cumseh at the battle of Tippecanoe, was sold
last weex to Mr. uioyd Mcliavock, by Cspt.
John II. Allen, auctioneer, at the sale of Mr.
P. Nowlin. Of this COUntV. Rol. Jnhninn
presented Mr. N. with the pistol shortly after
the famous battle. Wythntlle (To.) Ditp,
Bj tht Halted Elttt ui Enropeu Rein Coapuy
FROM EUROPE BY CABLE
the Fenians' stilI! 'quiet.
' . urn e Tgj
THB SEARCH FOR ROBERTS
TWWIOLE IRISH WiST OTalDCD.
BEK -FOOT' DOWN.
THE POPE INVITED TO AMERICA.
, Prospect of His Acceptance.
RUMORS ABOUT MAXIMlLlAN,
THE LATE SNOW STOBM.
TBIETES CAUCHTmEBimi'l SE1ICH.
DEATHS FBOH EXPLOSIONS.
Hews B jr tko eTetatl.
Bittfx, Dec. IT, 1 'o'clock, p. m. The
King of Saxony is the guest o the Kiny of
rrussia, ana is receiving every attention.
Viiiina, lec. IT, I o'clock, p. m. It la
stated that Austria has refuiied to comply
with the wishes of the FesthlHet
Loxdon, Dec. IT, noon. Consols, 89;
5-20's, TI 14; Erie, 47 1-2; Illinois, T7 3-4.
CMton has advanced to 14 1-4; tales, 20,000
LiTEirooL, Dec. IT, 1 o'clock, p. nu The
steamship Aleppo arrived, nere this forenoOh.
Loxdojc, Dec IT, 1 o'clock, p. m. There
was no rising of the Fenians In Ireland yes
terday, as wu threatened, and all Is quiet
there to-day. The fears, of any serious trouble
have all about passed away. Jas. Stephens,
the chief organiser ot the Irish republic, ia
still at large, and all continues in mystery as
to bis whereaboutn.
FxAKiroxT, Dec IT 1 p.m. U. B. 5-20's
are quoted at 75 1-2.
LivtxrooL, Dec IT 1 p. m-The London
and Antwerp petroleum markets are re
ported this forunoon as unchanged.
YrxirxA, Dee. IT. The Emperor, after
counselling with his Ministers on the propo
sitions made to him by the Hungarian Diet,
has decided, that they are of too radical a na
ture to be countenanced. IIo has accord
ingly refused to entertain them, and an Impe
rial communication has been forwarded to
the Hungarian Diet on the subject. This re
fusal is couched in severe terms, and Inti
mates that tho Government ot tho Empire
will be strictly enforced throughout the
whole of tho Emperor's dominions for the
best interests and welfare of his Majesty's
Kobe, Dec. IT. Tho invitation from lead
ing dignitaries of the Catholic Church ih the
United States, extending to the Popo an .ur
gent request (or his Ilolineu to visit that
country, has been received and Is under con
sideration. There is somo probability of its
Bebux, Monday, Dec. IT. It is rumored
here that the Emperor Maximilian was de
tained In Mexico against his will, and that he
is virtually a prisoner under the surveillance
of the French officials, who are tsdd to be
acting under orders from the French Em
peror, as the latter fears compllcatlo us may
arise from his (Maximilian's) hasty with
Livnroot, Monday, Dee. 17. A report
hosbeen circulated here that James Stephens,
the chief organizer of the threatened Fenian
rebolllon, had, been arrested by English de
tectives while attempting to make bis way
Into Ireland; but the Government ofilclals
deny the statement, and are ,as earnestly
searching ail suspected persons as they have
been for tho past two months. Up to this
noon Stephens hu not been seen by any of
the const guard or the police. Bumors are
rifo that he failed t. 3 reach Ireland, and hu
gone to Havre to twoit a favorable oppor
tunity to take puss .go on some small veuel
for the northern pai -t o f Ireland. The whole
coast of Ireland is n ow under the rigid scru
tiny of English gui iboatsttnd a largely aug
mented force of th e cout guard in small
Dobuv, Dec. 17,- -Advices from all purls
of the island up to- moon to-day report all
quiet, and there are no .prospects of any Im
mediate disturbances, ratrols ot troops
have been establish ed iu .the most disaffected
localities. Tho mraber ot' arrests made dur
ing tho last few days have, been on tho in
Fabis Dec. IT. Oen. AlmaVite, the Min
ister of tho Imperial Ooverumen t of Mexico
to the French Government, .has received a
telegram from Mexico by the .A-tlau'tlc tele
graph cable, sts.ting that the Enipr M"
imtlian will retnain in that countiT olog
as Ood gives him strength.
LiVERrooi, Dec. IT Evening. Thr cot
ton market closed firm at tho adi """
quoted tc-day. Tallow market firm. Bi
stuffs market quiet and unchanged.
No alteration to note in provision markc '
Petroleum, market steady; Boles of refine, i
at Is. T l-2d.als. 8d.
Lokdok, Dec. IT Evening. The monev
market continues easy. Consols closed at
89 for money. Oloslnsr quotations of Amer-
Icon securities, 5-20'a, 71 14; Erie, 47 14;
Illinois Centrsl, 77 34.
Memphis. Dec. 17Mr Twrl,nnn nt
Helena, Arkansas, was robbed lost night on
tho steamer Ned Tracev of 825.000. The
money was sewed in his coat, which tho
thloves abstracted from under his pillar. No
clue to the robbers.
PiiiLADiLroiA, Dec. IT 5 p. m. Ther
mometer, 36 deg. Wind West. Weather
cloudy and cold.
Ottawa. (J. W.. I)M.7..iMr. IMtiik. Iho
American Consul, huresitncd.fMr.JTehan,
of AlDany( aaAMan appointouVia bis place,
hgonfirns U'einSctieion bfaej' cat
; ioe istess lnvuBigsBtco irons
onfedera uon oi me wora'oi ajmiercnoe on
el.....' 1 t-'4 .Ai( 11 i J
w ' .y ". fK V-1 .
It Is stated that no writs will be Issued for
new elections to fill vacancies in the present
Parliament, as It Is almost certain a general
election under tne pew uonsurauon win
tak plaoe nrllhinulx months.
Montxxal, Dec. IT. Tho Secretary of tho
Hoard of Trade has had an Interview with the
Oharlottstown Board in relation to tht estab
lishment of a new-Una of.stcomcrs, to run
between Montreal and New Brunswick next
seuon. I )
A preliminary meeting' hu been held to
form a joint stock company for the erection!
era new hotel bsre.on.a scale- of srrsat mazJ
-IA a ' -..A.!.., CV-A. " T
uuweqec. t , ,n? or? nmmn -
jRicnnoxD.Dec.17. The mllltarVco:
aion for the trial of Dr.WaUon,-or Rock.;
snare, ana owers, win convene, mine unu
-t , . , ,, lit.,,
' H. B. Lewis, a grand nephew of (Jen. Vv ashi
Initon. tried in'Kmr Georra coantv. for the
murder of Dr.'ItoSeJwaS convicted and sent
10 mo penitentiary ror. urree years. - -.Weather
clear. The snow which fell Sat,
nrday night is rapidly disappearing.' '
' a ne oenata oruoreu ae engrossment vi tue
bill amending the usury law. It anthOrUed
ten per cent interest.
" The Senate also .concurred in tho House)
resolution for a recess till January 3.
The bill incorporating- the Vinrfnia .Ex
press Company with special privileges finally
passed both. Homes. ' ',
1 m a
Chmrwam Rot aurtSLlsied
OrrAWA,Dec lTThe'. papers 'la connec-
I.. h!1. .La A.... M.Ul.l annf(AiS 'A In.
uus Hike, uio wu b-fUAiuai RyyutKu, w .u-
Teatlgata the charge against Lieut Colonel
Denis have 'been published. There are six
specified charges brought against r him. the
principal one being that of "disgraceful and
cowardly' conduct while in command of the
Canadian volunteers before Fort Erie on the
2d of June." The court declared the charges
not sustained, and honorably acquitted CoL
The shareholders of ,the Buffalo and Lake
Huron railroad, at a meeting in, London,
England, nave approved ana accepted tne
act to amalgamate with the Grand Trunk.i
me discount on American invoices ior tne
week is 2T per cent I
Bosro. Dec. IT. Dr. J. Fales. the oldest
resident physician in East Boston, died on
Saturday morning, of heart (disease, aged
ThA flhftpl-elAwn P-nln nirMah-ldan Ml.
thusiastic meeting Friday night, and Re
ceived quite large contributions of money
and numerous recruits.' Among the speak
ers were Ely Walker, the colored represent
ative elect to the Legislature from that city.
From Cincinnati. i
Ciiicixkati, Dec. IT. The board ot ariny
officers recently assembled at Jefferson bar
racks adlonrned vestcrdav. They will rccora-
mena repairs ana alterations at mat post.
. r .. ..- i T, .
uen. urani wui arrive nere to-morrow
from Bt Louis, and proceed to Washington
tlr-n. Itatterfield insneeted the Newport
barracks to-day, and will leave for the East
inis evening. N
Tne Weather, te.
Philadelphia. Dec. 17. noon Thermom
eter 37 degrees, wind west Weather clear
new xore, licc. if. Arriveu, steamer
Havana, from New Orleans.
The storm still continues here, with snow
Tlnavni. Ilai. I Unn-a .. A fnlla.. 1 nl
night to the'depth of three inches, when.) at
11 ociock, it turned into rain.
Philadelphia, Dec 17. There was a fire
atCrossman Ic Pollock's woolen mill at seven
o'clock this evening, entirely destroying the
dye nouse. Loss t5,uuu. ,
Mr. Jacob Tvson's stable, corner of Cum
berland and Arnatt streets, German town,
was destroyed by fire at about hair-past six
o'clock this evening. Two valuable horses
were burnt to death. Loss unknown. '
Death flrom Boiler Explosion.
Philadelphia, Dec. IT. The boiler of J.
D. Brown's Planing Mill, on Floyd street,
collapsed two flues this morning, driving the
boiler a considerable distance through a sta
ble, killing Mr. Hand, watchman, ono mule,
and more or less Injuring several ne
groes and mules id the stable.
Tne Snow Storm In Kansas, '
Leavenworth,, Kansas, Dec. 17. -Tho
snow which fell on Saturday was the deepest
ever known in Kansas at this season,' aft," Is
eight Inches deep here, and is much deeper
Orer ten thousand beef cattle passed Fort
Scott, Kansas, In the past ten days, en route
to a Northern market
Capture of Robbers.
Bt. Loots, Dec. 17. The HevulUcan't
Messina (New Mexico) correspondent lays:
Detective Thos. It Vantres arrested Charles
and Eugene Hamilton, alias Dr. Livingston
and Prof. Lewis, in El Paso, November 26th,
on the charge of robbing the bank of Boch
urle & Co., of Elkhom, Wis , of 8160,000.
These men have been steadily pursued (or
thirteen months. '
Fire in BuflMo.
Buitalo, Dec. 17. The Buffalo Union
Iron Works, situated on" Buffalo creek, in
tbeoutskirtof this city, were destroyed, by
fire this a. m. Among the principal owners
were Magees, of Bath; Borden, of Troy; 0.
F. Wedsworth, and Evan Ic Palmer, of liuf
fob. Loss, 8250,000. Insurance, 8200,000.
A Branch Ballroad Advertised.
Wvumo, 0. W., Dec. 17. The Wymlng
and Pctroha Branch railway was opened for
traffic this morning. Connections are made
with every train on the London and Samia
branch, making four trains each way to and
from Petrolla dally,
The Virginia Debt.
Richxond, Va., Dec. 17. Tha House to
day adopted the antl-repndiatlon resolutions
reported last week and instructed the Finance
uommitteo to report a um mouiiywg or re
pealing the usury law.
Heavy Fall ol Snow.
Mitu-. ukie, Dec. 17. There was a heavy
f-.ii r .in here yesterday. It is two feet
t leep in some ms. It did not extend over
thirty miles wa.st -Tho weather tc-day is
mld and pleasant. m
The J Mow Ntomt Arrives In Now
St. Jo., N. B., Dec. IT, A neavy N.E.
snow storm prevails.
Fire in Charlestown.
Bostoii , Dec. '-Th?, building occupied
as an arm oryand school-house, in Charles
town, was burned last night I.oss, 810,000.
Savaxx. vu, Dec. 1 S.-Th' Wli"1 dec,1!n.e
of cotton I n Llverpot I unsettled th market,
but rccovei -ed this oiVnoon. Sale, 3'800
at 32a32 1-f 1c.
New York Items.
New Yobk, Dec 17, The Congressional
committee for the mvewgatism of frauds in
the revenue, met at tht iAstot Beats to-day.
Five witne4M,weryaxyin dstftion to
the modiAiomranm of ifrai dx ends to the
amount of llrisapr made on w ilok. nctuty was
realised to . Mod Qovenmeat A-Jis.Il!ery
proprietor wtataiIy,4peeV and gTe
important testimony.. A revenue inspector
wss also examined.
Several distilleries wero teixedJhU -morning
containing large quantities of contraband
The trial or Frank Viela, alleged to be Im
plicated in the Otero murder, commenced in
.Brooklyn this morning.
Christians. Crosier 'hu sued the Brooke
lyW Ferry Company for 110,000. damages far
injuries received oaring a collision ot one oi
its boats with a gunboat list March.
Four young roViUe kuocksd a nsgro down
m Thirty- stmt UCTklT TwS negroes
wounded'emlte dangerosotry.t mi .
Fenian matters arevcryllyely hex;yAxnai
are sent off. ''Twoprtnteerr'ar,' stated; to
have sailed fromUus porn lut e)ct4pity'
on BfHIsh commerce. ' J- i. n.n.
An unsuccessful effort hu been made 'to
harmonise the Stephens and Boberta.wings
Of the FenlanorginlIatfolt.,'',, ' '.'' ,
The Board of Aldermen, (Way 'concurred
lit the vote of the OitJrOoUncil.sellrflg the
site In City Hall Park to, the GeneralfGov
eminent on which to erect a new poet office,
for HfU fcitUoa'of dollar." , 5 ;, "
iTbe Congressional Committee , on ' Public
Expenditures met hen to-day to investigate
matters in connection with the' custom-house,
but eat with closed doors. ,. i n. c ,i
.There were only 139 deathx'li Brooklyn
i . . . --- . .rJv 3. .
nwn. t. -i- w ,j- -
A large t elevator wu sunk at Atlantic I
aiock, .urooxiyn, uu .morning, auruig.uie
irale. Lrjss.'l5.000. .
In the caso'of 'Banbom Lri. Herring.the
motion for a new trial on the ground that the
authority, of the agent ' Cal;utta to warrant
the safe was .not shown, wu "overruled, and
thri r.afte sintlnnd- tf. -'ei n
t . - ,.. . ....,.
-August reuse, wno pieaaeo guuty to man
slaughter in the fourth degree 'la hulling his
w wji nuueuMuj eMMVUIEUOr, KMia.uu
probation, the (udre reservino? aentanee.
The cue of Max Maretrek against Caul d,
well and Whitney for libel commenced to.
'da. ' r v r i
.The ease of DanlelWeaver agalntthe
First National Bank of 'New Orleans to re
cover $0,000, alleged to have been placed In
their care, but which the latter claim wu
given to an illegitimate son of r the plaintiff
u assignor was commenced m tno supreme
Court to-day. a, t
NAnviLLEDcc, 16. The heavy rain yes
terday afternoon sadly interfered with' the
programme of the celebration of the anni
versary oi tne battle pi Nashville, iti cer
emonies wore confined to the Capitol. A
large number were present Brownlowmade
a speech, and presented Oen. Thomas with a
magnificent gold medal The Governor paid
a 'just and glowing compliment to General
Thomas,' who briefly replied, with modesty
and appropriateness, Speeches wee also
mado by Senator Buson and Representative
It is stated officially that the committee
appointed to recover the school fond, report
to the Governor that they have received from
the r Tennessee National Bank at Memphis
8346,052, and 23 school bonds of 81,000 each,
and have made satisfactory arrangements for
securing the remainder, about 8300,000.
They also report the condition of tho bank
as being entirely solvent
Thejrork of removing the remains of Union
soldierTburied in this city and vicinity to the
Nashville Cemetery, on the north sido of the
An oil well hu been struck In Overton
county, Tenn., which overflows at tho rate of
iuu parreis per oay.
A couple of salt wells ark in operation in
jl large numper oi negroes passed Wrongs
Atlsnta on Thursday on their way from
South Carolina to Arkansas, to word next
year for 8150 and their board and clothing.
Tho Legislature of Qcorsia has repealed
all laws denying the privilege4 to foreigners
of owning real estate.
J. B. (Jonley, who wu arrested for, killing
Dr. Hunter over one year ago, but escaped
from the Joncaboro' jail, has been recaptured
in Illinois, and taken back to'Johesboro', ,
Mxxrnis, Dec. 16. Thai steamer-Battler,
from, Cincinnati to New Orleans, with pro
visions, etrnok a snag at Islaad JJ o.ST on
Thursday night She sunk. Cargo 'an en
tire loss. Several of the creware supposed
to be lost ; 1,1
Hew York Money Hsurket.
New Tobx, Dec IT, The money market
Is quiet at SaT per cent on call tho inside
rate on Government collaterals. Exchange
Is steady at 109 l-4a!09 1-2 sold for first
lus bankers' bills. American gold is higher.
opening at in i-v, advancing to lot) l-z and
closing at 138 3-8.'yPovcrament stocks ore
rather more steady.
Freights to Liverpool are dull and lower.
Grain at 5a5 l-2d. per sailing vessels" and 6a
1 14d. per steamers.
New Yore, Dec. IT, Tho weekly bank
statement shows a decrease in loans of 82r
16T.G9T; of specie, 834.0,850; Increase of cir
culation, 83,002; or deposits, 82,781,449, and
of legal tenders, 83,047,452. a.
New York, Dec. IT Foreign exchange
is quiet and somewhat weak, and the leading
buyers have reduced their 'rates l-8al4
from the quotation per lut steamer, though
thero is no palpable evidence of a material
increue in the supply of bills.
Daltiuqbi, Dec. IT, 4 p. m. drain firm,
with light receipts. Corn, SaTctsI higher.
Flour, very firm; Chjpjigo extra, 812al2.50.
Groceries dull and drooping. Provisions In
active and heavy. Seeds steady, Whisky
neglected and nominal.
J "S"1!. 1.
From the South.
AuausTA, Ga., Dec. 15. Cotton market
unchanged and quiet; strict to good mid
A special dispatch to the Courier says
that the South Carolina House of Represent
atives haro passed a bill to renew the guar,
ontee'bf tho bonds of the Greenville and
Columbia road, to the amount of 81,500,000,
and also guaranteeing 8400,000 of tho bonds
of tho Columbia and Hamburg.
A resolution of sympathy with Jefferson
Duvis was passed by both Houses.
Baddy Hook, Dec. IT. The Prussian brig
iv iineim, tnat wu ubore on iiomcr ononis,
broko up entirely during the storm last night
Tho forward pari of the vessel is now on the
point off Sandy Hook, and not a trace of her
is left on the Shoals, The beach on the out
side of tho Hook is strewn with pieces of
wrecked stuff, supposed to be from the
steamer Scotland. The hull of tho Scotland
still remains in sight The storm hero wu
EO. B. WILSON,
BOOT AMD SHOI STOKE,
irormeriv name It Wll.oi. 1
SOI BeieaUl elreet, (Under 04S lellewe' Hell,) Weak
Instou, P. 0.
A Urge luortmeBl of aeaU'OTe'li Tcotbe. Leele'
111....' .bS cfalldr.K'. Baoti.BbMAaeltere. ted Sab'
bere, of ell klsde end eli.i, Uwlji oa bass, ekeep for
to jouirrxxa orncixx.
Navt SarAaTsasr, l.i
Ilnnai. VI. D.. WW. la IBM. . SjO
n Air&rumi'whii' havo served 'si volunteer
terra of two veart, and who desire toU as
amlned for' admission to the regttlsJr Nry,
M provided lri tha, act, of OtfngrtlipproYed
July 25, 186,.wu1 at ones rnakeappiieatiom,
addressed to i Commodore S'.'T.LnV Bait-
ford, Conn., whn.wfll-notifv themlwlWClO
appfr.i,Thoee who,do not make application
epawftevoVju .bartaj Waived their elalraTbr
lee.? t ,jj. uiBsnsi.nauaovui
' S -I -'IK lj"Oli
i w rtf<esssxrtsnli
lnfcTaaekm kas bien'receivad at'ikls Da-
partmeni from Mr- Jajo Da lM4iCi
ut if rtie United' BUU4, atiAux.'Oayas,
HaYtl,oftWdeath,m the'-2,5th'of Oetohir
uss, at jauxuayea, ot, n lUOAlt cmsixaviajlB.
,. - . wi.r,TireM
- The' Post Omci DxAkmrf ."--Ta PoH
tMalns Cape Elisath,DspoC Cumber
land epanty; F; Evans, vies A. Pj Hillaaan,
resigned; .Eut-, Auburn, Androscoggin
county; W. Kr.Vleke, vice.O.Wlthiagton,
aeclined: West 'Gloucester, Ouaberland
county, B. Kendrick, vice J. Oolfn', daellndd;
Madison' Centre, Bomeraet I 'c6unt..w"JD.
Haydeu, rice F.' W. French, resigned; Hotlis,
York county,. J. q..MiUlken.vice W. JUlu
kh, csIgIlea.,,, " so i.r
- New HAJsrsBiaa North Salem, rVkSkg
ham ccrunty, M. H. Taylor vice W. G. Crow
ell, resigned; " GCford " VUlsge, " Belknap
county, B.'F. Weeks vice J. G.. Murray, re
signed; West Lebanon!,' Orafton.' coonty; W.
r. uunon xvice w. vv.. juiiwrws aeceaaeo;
Lee, Strafford county, J. Ti 'Corning vice T.
G. Davis, resigned; North Strafford, Btrajford
county; J. B. Francis vice J. Drew, resigned;
Canan, Grafton' tounty, M. H. Hilton 'Vice
J. Martin, removed. , , ,. ,S. .,"
Yxxxokt. Walden, Caledonia county, F.
W. Chever vice Ii Bumham, resigned; .Al
bany, Orleans county, M. B.' Ohafee vloa'JL.
Hovey, resigned; Rupert, Bennlngtoncounty,
0. F. Sheldon vice J. W. 8imons,resignsd.
'Mauacthtsetts. Lndberr, Middlesex
county, B. A. Burbeck vice J, Goodnow,Jj
signed; Dartmouth, Bristol county,. F...W.
Mason vice 0. T. Smith, resigned.
West Virginia Mill Eun, Preatonconnty,
J. J. Nlcklow, vIceM, Welmer, deolmed;
Peel Tree, Barbour county, J; W Beta,
vice J. Dr MSrtln, resigned; Mengo' Flat,
Randolph county, MiuA. M. Moore,vIce
D. KSleson, failed to bond. i
Pennsylvania .Connellsville,. 'Fayette
county. J. D. Stillwagon, vice B.-. Franken
berger, resigned; Beaver Valley,' Columbia
county, B. Zimmerman, vice H. Bamberger,
resigned; Summit Station, Schuylkill county,
J, a. Kirn, vice J. V. Fetlg, resigned;;:',
Ohio Elizabethtown, Hamilton county,
D. Avery,' vice H. K., W. Smith, declined;
Parfton, Pickaway county, J.'O.'CragarJVIce
N. A. Davtsson, deceased; North Oreeafleld,
Logan county, S. G. Fisher, vice B. F.' Win.
nor, resigned; Berne, Noble county, IX W.
Hefdelcheimer, vice A. 0. Lawrence, resigned;
Steamburgh, Ashtabula county, F. L, Taylor,
vice H. Jacobs; Sicily, Highland county, J.
U. Bradford, vice J. Bhockey, resigned.
Decision or tux Coxxissiokix or Pxx
sions. An important decision hu been
made by Secretary Browning, affirming the
decision of the Commissioner of Pensions in
rejecting! the applications of widows, and
minors of commissioned officers of the army
wa navy lur uio suuitiuuai auowanoo di t)
per month provided by the second section of
the act of July 29, 1806. In the decision
the Secretary says "that section provides for
the widows of deceued soldiers and sailors,
and does not, in my opinion, apply tf the
wiuows ot commisBioueu uuiccru oi ue army
or navy. The distinction between such' offi
cers and persons holding a subordinate rank
In either branch, of the service Is constantly
recognised by our legislators, and Uniterm
'soldier,' or 'sailor,' -cannot in the connection
in which it Is found be construed U) em
brace officers without doing violence to the
intentions of Congress."', '
The Ixsricnox ov SrEAMBOiTs.-i-iThe fol
lowing circular hu just been issued i .
r TaiAsouT PevABTmar, I
Deeesiker 14, ISS. J
8ia : It Is believed, apoa lofonaatloa Vraloh aas
boon rooootlj eoavejod to tho Dopartraeat, that
tho provlsloas of tha aloroath olauto ot sooiloa f of
thsaotof August 10, lait, aav kooa fneaoatly
overlooked or Ignorod by tbo looal lasteotora.
Tour attoatloa Is, therefore, dlreoled to, tbo samo,
and voa aro aorohy Informed that nndof U bupoo
tors bare authority to laepoot a skip, at aaUaio
that thov may. eonalder an IniDootuin aeeoaearr.
and oan require tho maitor, or owaer brjownoro
thereof, to make all necessary repairs, aaeyto sup
ply tho ship with all tho eqalpmeatsireemtrod by
law, subject, however, to the approval or otherwise
of the BoDcrvialnr laroeetor. should 'an apaoal bo
mado to him by the muter or owners of the ship
remit too action oi ue uoai inipoeurs, .
Becretary of tho Treasury.
Lauds Withpbawx rRoiiMABEXT. Under
Instructions from the Secretary of the In
terior, the Commissioner of the General
Land Office hu directed the register and re
ceiver at Denver city, Colorado, to withhold,
u far u the public surveys have bectf com
pleted and the plats filed in the register's
office, the odd sections within the twenty-five
mile limits of tho Union Tactile railroad,
eastern division,' upon the determined line of
route from the western boundary or Kansas
to Denver city, and for fifty miles northward
of that point, where cbnnectlon Is ' required
to be made with the Union Pacific railroad
running west from Omaha, Nebraska.
GOOD SECOND-HANJ) TIANO,
Tee Saeoed-blBi MELODIOUS tl ir.elT
delS St 90S Pcuu'a ereuue, aeer Tcata street.
TiIANOS, ORGANS, MUSIC
tfoXIS, rjeantllelly Booed MUIIOM f Til
BOOKS, SUIET MUEIC od MUSICAL IKtTltlflXTS
of ell de.erlptloae.
riAHO COVEES AHD PIAXO STOOLS,
OPEHA OHSSE3, TBIXOn BEOSIES.e.d
AU of tk.m iu owa lapotUlloi, whlih w( ofer for
eele tt Ihe loweel Inport.re' f rleee. .
Tb.j are moil eic.ll.nl Ctrletau rreeeub.
W. 0. METIIXOTli CO , J
SISPe. ne.lxl RUIhaed Teeth etreele.
Bole AsU of Sl.liwej'e fleaee sat Ituoa k Bern
lla's CsblastOrieaa '!
rpnE LITTLE BELT CIGAR,
Uiaefeeleied escleelrelr ueder etfprrtgbl, for
X. C. DIES k CO,,
US PssieisvAiu Avssoa, . '
Belweea Twelfth led Thtrleealh etreele.
TBeee Clf ere ere msaefeetared of the Very beet
Be? see Tobeeoo, Inperted br eereelvee Ibroesb Mr.
Bee Bell, bretker.la.Uw of Ml.
Dyer, who1 bee been
lUIBf for a ejumber of l
I lu l
li l. la ererv reipeel a IlaMT-CLau Oiaax.'ei a low
epeeiei iihiiwi vi ihi
is DBBiie u eui.B w iu ,.