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TNITED STATES OFFICIAL JOURNAL* * OF flEW ORLEANS TAB SENATE YESTERDAY. Sixteenth Day's Sess'on. Behate Chakbss, ! New Orleans, December 27, 1872. 5 Tbe Senate met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by Horn A. B. Har ms, Lieutenant Governor of the State and President of the Senate. Senator elect J. K. Alexander, from the nineteenth Senatorial district of Louisiana, appeared in the Senate Chamber. On suggestion of Mr. Ingraham, the Sen ator having taken the required oath, took his seat in the Senate. On call of the roll the following Senators answered to their names: Present—Hon. A. B. Harris, and Messrs. Alexander, Barber, Blunt, Burch, Brews ter, Blaokburn, Cage. Greene, P. F. Her wig, E. F. Herwig, Harper, Hunsaker, In graham, Kelso, Masicot, Noland, Sypher Stamps, Twitehell, Wharton—2i. The President of the Sonate announced a quorum present. Prayer by the Chaplain. The minutes of the proceedings of De cember 21 and 23 were read, and the Presi dent announced that the journal of those proceedings stood approved, after the same had been corrected by order of the Senate. NOTICK OF BILLS. By Mr. Blackburn: Of a bill to be entitled an act to amend the homestead law, and the better to secure tillers of the soil, who are not free holders, in the fruit* of their labor. Also, a bill to be entitled an act relative to public and official printing. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS BT UNANIMOUS CON SENT. By Mr. Cage: A bill for the relief of J. M. Bnrguiere, State tax eollector for the parish of Terre bonne, authorizing and requiring the State Auditor of Public Accounts to make final settlement. The bill was taken up by unanimous con sent and put on its first reading and read. The constitutional rule was suspended by the required four-fifths affirmative vote and the bill put on its second reading and re ferred to the Committee on J udiciary. RESOLUTION INTRODUCED. By Mr. Blackburn: By unanimous consent a resolution was introduced, taken up and rcud concerning the recent election. Pending consideration of the same, Mr. Burch raised the point of order that tho discussion was ont of order, under a rule of the Senate "that a special commit, tee conld not be created to perform the duties of any standing committee.'' Point of ordor was sustained by the Chair. The President decided that the only ques tion pending on the resolution was the refer, once to the Committee on Contested Elec tions. On the suggestion of Mr. Barber, the resolution was finally withdrawn by the mover. On motion of Mr. Ingraham, duly second ed, the Senate went into executive session. Executive session having been raised, the Senate was called to order. On call of the roll the following Senators answered to their names: Present—lion. A. B. Harris, and Messrs. Alexander, Barber, Blunt, Burch, Brewster, Blackburn, Cage, Greene, P. F. Herwig, E. F. Herwig, Harper, Hunsaker, Ingraham. Masicot, Noland, Sypher, Stamps,Twitehell, Wharton—20. The President of the Senate announced a quotum present. RESOLUTION BT UNANIMOUS CONSENT. By Mr. Noland: Jitsolced , That the Committee on Peniten tiary proceed to Baton Rouge and examine the condition and affaire of the Louisiana Penitentiary. Laid over. REPORT OF A COMMITTBB. Mr, P. F. Herwig, chairman of the Com mittee on Finance, reported the following euhstitue to House bill No. 10, to be en t'tled an act making an appropriation to pay the mileage and per diem of the mem bers, salaries of officers and employes, and the contingent expenses of the extra ses sion (convened and commenced December 9, 1872) of the third General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, by appropriating and providing for the salo ot $73,000 of Legislative warrants, and declaring the manner of disbursing the amount realized by the sale of said warrant*, and for their redemption. Laid over. On motion of Mr. Noland the Senate voted to adjourn till to-morrow at the usual hour. The President then annonnesd that the Senate stood adjourned till Saturday, De cember 28, at twelve o'clock M. The Seventy Million Refunding Bill. The Washington Republican sayg : The proposition to refund the tax of three cents a pound imposed on raw cotton in 18tio, 186ti and 1867 is being advanoed with systematic persistence, the amount to be drawn from the treasury iu the event of success being $70,000,000.' The tax was paid in the South, but in the fluctuations of busin. ss the refunding claims are under stood to have passed inainly into the hands of Northern capitalists. John It. G. Ilassard, who becomes ns: n agiug editor of the New York Tribune on the retirement of Mr. Whitelaw lieid, is a man in the prime of life. For eight years he has been one of the leading editorial writers on the Tribune. His style is strong, direct and nervous, ant! ha bus written probably more than half of the best Tribune articles for which Mr. Greeley received credit during the past four or five years. As a writer Mr. Ilassard is superior to Mr. Itoid; as a managing editor ho is by no means Ins equal, as Mr. Colfax and the Tribune, readers will find. Mr. Ilassard is ft conspicuous ciAiuplB of tlio itiipprsomili'Y of journalism. Though for years a wh1 horse on the fourth page „f tlio Tribune he was almost unknown outside the office of that paper. His best work was attributed to Mr. Greeley, and ho himself wrote for oblivion, lie is a Catholic, and author of the standard life of Archbishop Hughes. Parish Judge Daigre, of the pariah of Rapides, has decided that a man and woman^ living together as a husband and wife, t.iough never mairied according to the loi uis of law, are married, or ns good 88 Married, tor ail practical purposes; and that the property belonging to one of them acquired duriDg this so-called coverture, is b mnd lor ihe (community) debts of both. A Uiiea man has invented a traveling trunk with this improvement: Taking hold of the handle ami lifting one end from tire floor, a sharp pull draws cut a lured bar similar to those by which a hand cart i, dr awn or propelled, and at the same time two strong wheels drop beneath. The trunk is at once a box on wheels, and the traveler con draw it away independent of porters or expressmen. Two Russian ladies—Misses Olga 8toff and Sophie Haase—have been investigating the circulation of the spleen, by means of injection and microscopic examination. Tiuir researches were made on the splet ns of frogs, pigeons, rabbits, mice, rats and various other animals, a« well as of the hu man subject. OFFICIAL. hivrm of the United State* Passed at the Second Session of the Forty-First Congress. [General Nature—N o. 132.] An act making appropriations for the repair, preservation and completion of certain public works on rivers and harbors and tor other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Amwica in Congress assembled, That the following sums of money be and are hereby appropriated, to be paid out' of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended under tho direction ol the Secretary of War, for the repair, preserva tion and completion of the following public woiks hereinafter named : For the improvement of Dn Luth harbor Minnesota, fifty thousand dollars; provided, that no part of said sum shall be expended 8o as to injure the harbor ol .Superior oily Wisconsin For the improvement of Superior City harbor, Wisconsin, fifty thousand dollars. For the improvement of Marquette har bor, Michigan, fifty thousand dollars. For the improvement of Menomonee har bor, Michigan and Wisconsin, twenty-five thousand dollars. For the improvement of Alma pee harbor, Wisconsin, twenty five thousand dollars. For the improvement of Two Rivers har bor, Wisconsin, twenty-live thousand do! lars. Fer the -, New York, two thousand five hun harbor, dred dollars. For the improvement of the Monongahela river between Morgantown and New Ge neva, in accordance with the plan sub mitted by General A. A. Humphreys in his report to the House of Representatives dated February fourteenth, eighteen hun dred and seventy two, twenty-five thousand dollars. For the improvement of the Ohio river, and the harbors thereof, including the re pair of the Cumberland dam, two hundred thousand dollars. For the improvement of the Osage river, Missouri, twenty-five thousand dollars. For tho improvement of Currant river, Missouri, five thousand dollars. For the continuing the work on the canal at the falls oi the Ohio river, three hundred thousand dollars. And the Secretary of War is hereby directed to report to Con gress, at its next session, or sooner, if prac ticable, the condition of said canal, and the provisions necessary to relieve the same from incumbrance, with a view to suoh legis lation as will render the same free to com merce at the eariiest practicable period, subject only to such tolls as may be neces sary for the superintendence and repair thereof, which shall not, after tho passage of this act, exceed fivo cents per ton. For the improvement of Sheboygan, har bor, Wisconsin, eighteen thousand dollars. For the improvement of Port Washing ton harbor, Wisconsin, fifteen thousand dol lars. For the improvement of Kenosha harbor, Wisconsin, ten thousand dollars. For the improvement of Chicago harbor, Illinois, ninety thousand dollars. For the improvement of Calumet harbor, Illinois, forty thousand dollars. For the improvement ot Michigan City harbor, Indiana, fifty thousand dollars. For the improvement of New Buffalo har- i bor, Michigan, five thousand dollars. For payment to the Green Bay and Mis sissippi Canal Company, for so much oi all and singular its property and rights of property in and to the line of water communication between the Wisconsin river and the month of the Fox river, including its looks, dams, canals, and franchises, as were under the act of Congress for the improvement of water communication between the Mississippi river and Lake Michigan by the Wis consin and Fox rivers, approved July sev enth, eighteen hundred and seventy, re ported by the Secretary of War to be needed, in his communication to tho House of Representatives dated Maroh eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, one hun dred and forty-five thousand dollars. For the improvement of Frankfort harbor, Michigan, ten thousand dollars. For the improvement of Manistee harbor, Michigan, ten thousand dollars. For the improvement of Fere Marquette harbor, Michigan, ten thousand dollars. For the improvement of Pentwater har bor, Micnigan, thirty thousand dollars. * For the improvement of White River har bor, Michigan, ten thousand dollars. For the improvement of Muskegon har bor. Michigan, ten thousand dollars. For tho improvement ot Grand Haven harbor, Michigan, fifteen thousand dollars. For the improvement of Black Lake har bor, Michigan, ten thousand dollars. For the improvement of Saugatuck har bor, fifteen thousand dollars. For the improvementof Sonth Haven har bor, Michigan, twelve thousand dollars. For the improvement of Saint Joseph har bor, Michigan, three thousand dollars. For the improvement of Saint Alary's river and Saint Mary's Falla canal, Michi gan, three hundred thousand dollars, of which sum fifteen thousand dollars may he applied to secure the right ot way. For the improvement of Cheboygan har bor, Michigan, fifteen thousand dollars. For the improvement oi Au Sable river, Michigan, ten thousand dollars. For the improvement of Harbor of Re fuge, on Lake Huron, one hundred thousand dollars. . For the improvement of the mouth of Black river, in Saint Clair river, Michigan, fifteen thousand dollars. For the improvement of Saint Clair flat*, Michigan, four thousand dollars. For the improvement of Toledo harbor, Ohio, fifteen thousand dollars. For the improvement of Dunkirk harbor, New York, twenty-five thousand dollars. For the improvement of Port Clinton harbor, Ohio, eight thousand dollars. For tho improvement of Rocky river harbor, Ohio, ten thousand dollars. For tho improvement ot Maumee river above Toledo, Ohio, seven thousand dollars. For tho improvement of Monroe harbor, Michigan, ten thousand dollars. For tllO immflVftniflnE nf Rnffi For the improvement of Buffalo harbor. New York, seventy-five thousand dollars; and the unexpended balance heretofore ap propriated for building sea-wall at Buffalo. For tho improvement of Oicott harbor. New York, ten thousand dollars. For the improvement of Pultneyville har bor, New York, ten thousand dollars. For the improvement ol' Little Sod us har bor, New York, fifteen thousand dollars. b or the improvement of Big Sod us har bor, New York, fifteen thousand dollars. For the improvement of Oswego harbor, New York, one hundred thousand dollars. For tho improvement of Ogdensbureh harbor, New York, ten thousand dollars. ° For the improvement of Plattsburgh har bor, New York, ten thousand dollars. For the improvement of Burlington har bor. Vermont, thirty thousand dollars. For the improvement of Otter creek, Ver mont. irorn Vergenaes to its outlet oa Lake Champlain, ten thousand dollars. For dredge and snag boats on the onper Mississippi river, forty-two thousand 'dol lars. b or the improvement of the Minnesota river, .Minnesota, ten thousand dollars. her the improvement of the Des Moines rapids, Mississippi river, four hundred thousand dollars. , For the improvement ot the Rock Island rapuls, Mississippi river, fifty thousand del lars. For the preservation ol the falls of Saint Anthony, Minnesota, and the navigation of the Mississippi river above the same, fifty thnusaad dollars. For improvement of the Mississippi, Mis eotni and Arkansas rivers, nmetv thousand dollars; tor improvement ol' the Little Mis souri liver, ten thousand dollars; for im provement of the Ouachita river, in Ar kansas, sixty thousand dollars; aud further improvement of tb Ouachita river,' in Louisiana, forty' thousand dollars. , For the improvement of the MisrissimH river between the mouth of the JUiiiohs river and the mouih of tho Missouri river ! twenty--five thousand dollars. For the improvement of the Mississippi river between the mouth of the Miss V: i Uqsg river and the mouth -jr one kuimreu thousand dollars. ' T For the improvement of the Waha-i nver indmna, commencing at iu mouth, liitv thousand dollars. bor tho continuation of the work now in progress on the Tennessee river, below Chat tanooga, including the Musole shoals, fifty thousand dollars. ' - ? V i i ' or musanu dollars. - ' *- I a . *• **•*«—. < «» j river, between Knoxville aud Chattanooga twenty-five thousand dollars. For the improvement of Cumberland river, in Tennessee, twenty thousand doi lars. For the improvement of the month of the Mississippi river, Louisiana, one hundred and fifty-five thousand dollars. For the improvement of Tones bayou Louisiana, twenty thousand dollars. For the improvement of Calcasieu pass, in the State of Louisiana, fifteen thousand dollars. For the improvement of bar in Halves ten bay, ten thousand dollars, and for ins provement of the harbor of Galveston. Texas, thirty-one thousand dollars. For the improvement of Cypress bayou near Jefferson, Texas, ten thousand dollars. For the improvement of the Tangipahoa river, Louisiana, two thousand five hundred dollars. For removing tho raft in Red river, Don isiana, ono hundred and fifty thousand dot lars. For removing the wreck of the gunboat £)regon in the Chifuncte river, Louisiana six thousand dollars. For dredging the bar at the m iuth of the harbor of Cedar Keys, Florida, seven thou sand five hundred dollars. For dredging the bar at the mouth of Saint John's river, Florida, ten thousand dollars. For the improvement of Mobile, harbor and bay, Alabama, seventy-live thousand dollars. For the improvement of the ship chattne. in Charleston harbor, South Carolina, thirty-eight thousand seven hundred dol lars. For removing obstructions in Ashepoo river, South Carolina, one thousand three bundled dollars; and the amount ot the ap propriation made by act ol Congrees ap proved July eleventh, eighteen hundred and seventy, for removing obstructions in Town creek, near Charier-ton. South Caro lina, which remains unexpended, is hereby appropriated to remove wrecks obstructing navigation in Stono river, South Carolina near Churoh flats. For the improvement of Savannah har bor and river, Georgia, filly thousand did lars. For the improvement of the entrance to the harbor of Baltimore, in Patapsco river, and Chesapeake bay, one hundred thousand dollars. For the improvement of tho Rappahan nock river, below Fredericksburg, Virginia, fifteen thousand dollars. For the improvement of the James river Virginia, fifty thousand dollars. For the improvement ot the Appomattox river below Petersburg, Virginia, forty thousand dollars. For the improvemonv ot Aqnia creek, Vir ginia, ono thousand fivo hundred dollars. For the improvement of Aeeotink creek Virginia, five thousand dollars. For the improvement oi' the Roanoke river below WeldoD, North Carolina, ten thousand dollars. For the improvement of Cape Fear river, below Wilmington, North Carolina, one hundred thousand dollars. . For the improvement of Queen-town harbor, Maryland, six thousand dollars, For the improvement of Worton harbor, Maryland, twelve thousand dollars. For the improvement of Cambridge har bor, Marylami, ten thousand dollars. For removal of reeks at Now Haven harbor, Connecticut, flfteeen thousand dollars. For the improvement of Northeast river Maryland, ten thousand dollars. For the improvement of Wicomico river Maryland, five thousand dollars. For clearing and improving the channel of the Schuylkill river from its mouih to the Chestnut street bridge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, forty thousand dollars, of which sum sufficient is to be used for re moving the rook between Locust street and tho said bridge. For the uni — - improvement of Wilmington darin harbor, Delaware, ten thousand dollars. For the repair of pier of the ice harbor at New Castle, Delaware, and lor building q new pier at said harbor, twenty-seven thou sand dollars. For the improvement of Delaware river, between Trenton and Bordentewn, New Jersey, ten thousand dollars. For Improvement of Coohecoriver within the town ol Dover, New Hampshire, ten thousand dollars. For improvement of Black River harbor, Ohio, twenty thousand dollars. For surveys and examinations, with » view to tho improvement of rivers and har bors, one hundred aud fifty thousand dol lars. Sec. 2. That the Secretary of War is here by directed to cause examinations or sur veys, or both, to be made at the following points, namely: At Keyport harbor, New Jersey; channel between Staten island and New Jersey; at Cohansey creek, New Jer sey; at Bear creek, Lake Ontario, New York; at Wuddington harbor, New York; for a breakwater at Rouse's point, on Lake Champlain, New York; at Port Austin and Port Crescent, Michigan; at the mouth of Pensaukie river, Wisconsin; at Waukegan harbor, Illinois; the Matthias river, Maine; at Wickford harbor and Newport harbor, Rhode Island; the east side of Providence river, between Field's point arid Fox point, Rhode Island; at Port Orton), Oregon; at Estero bay, San Louis, Obispo county, Cali fornia; the mouths of Nomoni creek and Ocoaquan river, Virginia; the bay or sound from Delaware line through Worcester county " to Chineotoague inlet, Vir ginia, with a view to an iDlot at or near a place called the Ilommaoks; tor a ship canal between the waters of Galves ton bay and Saline lako, Texas; Chester river at Kent island narrows, Maryland; St. Francis river, from Greenville down, Missouri; Gasconade river, Missouri; Totn bigbee river, -between Fulton and Colum bus, Mississippi; harbor of Cedar Keys and channel to same, Florida; Niantio river, Connecticut; the bars at the outlet of Sa bine pass, Texas; the Mississippi river, be tween the mouth ot the Missouri river and the mouth of the Ohio river; west end of the pass at and near Bio Buck point, Texas; the bar at the mouth of Sabine river, Id •S abine lake, and to extend up the main channel of said river to the town of Belzora; at the mouth ot theNuohes river, in Sabine lake, and to extend uu the main channel ol said river to the town of Boonville, at the point where the Angelica river falls into the Nuches river, and to extend up the main channel of said river to the town of Patterns, Texas; at the mouth of the Triu ity r.ver, in Galveston bay, and to extend up tho main channel of said river to the town of Magnolia, Texas; Washington har bor, North Carolina, Edenton harbor, North Carolina; mouth of Macksy's creek, North Carolina; Chippewa river, up to C'hiupewa falls,Wisconsin; harbor,atSwunton,Vermont; harbor at Gal voston, Texas; at Apalachicola river, from Chattahooche, Florida, to Apa laehicola; at Chattahooche river, from Columbus, Georgia, to Chattahooche, Flor ida; at Flint river, from Albany, Georgia, to Chattahooche, Florida; for survey ol breakwater at Milford, Connecticut; mouth Pine liver, Michigan; the harbor of San Diego, California; mouih of Grand Calumet river, Indiana; Great Kanawha river, from ihe great falls to the month, West Virginia; complete tho survey of the James'river -ind Kanawha canal; lor survey of Camden »rt«?r,_ Maine; for a sea wall or breakwater Trinidad harbor, California; of the chan nel ond bank at entrance of Salem harbor; Merrimack river, Massachusetts, from Haverhill to Newburyport, including Duet Hole and Currier shoals; the New river from the mouth of Greenbrier, in West Vir *. R **V t 1 * 1 lead mince, in Wythe oounty, irginia;at St. Helena bur. in the Columbia it er, Oregon; lor survey lor the removaj wr. oks of gunboats, steamers and other obstructions placed iu Yazoo river during war, and for the resnrvey of Savannah harbor; the Delaware riv-.-r between Tren and Easton; for the survey of the river Mary's, in Ohio and Indiana; for the survey of tho Minnesota river above the mstuh ol the Yi-'iow M divine, Minnesota Si.o. 3. That in tho examinations or sur v"vs ol all points mentioned in the fore going section, the Secretory of War be di jp-cted to ascertain, as far as practicable. amount or t< image t-f commercial bad rniig f!sa previous at each to to T J ' " l l - e * er with earl, other laete as bear upon _ - ---- • •- uiKJD cit the Cun;«iu plated impruve an<i thirt lro cc*;i_iaiiiuoat8 tlio same, together with ins repo-t of the examination or survey of such point, to Congress; pro vnied, that so union of the amount here with appropriated for lips survey of river? a . harbors as ?• requisite-for eofitiRgeu i SJSSSr* orn oiAL. TREATIES! AND PROCLAMATIONS. Postal Convention between the United States of America and the Republic of Ecuador. The undersigned, John A. J. Creswell, Postmaster General of the United States of America, in virtue of the powers vested in him by law, and Antonio Flores, minister of the Republic of Ecuador at Washington, in the name of his government, aud by virtue of the powers which he has formally presented to this effect, have agreed upon the following articles, to wit: ARTICLE I. An exchange ot mails shall hereafter fake place between the United States of America and the Republic of Ecuador, by the ordinary means of communication via the Isthmus of Panama, the government of the United States to be at the expense of the transportation thereof between New York and Panama, Ban Francisco asd Panama, so long as direct service by United States steamers, including the Isthmus transit, is maintained under exist ing conditions; and the government of Ecuador to be at the expense of the traus portien thereof between Panama and Ecuador so long as the present or other similar arrangement for the ocean mail ser vice between Panama and Ecuador is eon tin ued. The correspondence so exchanged shall comprise; 1. Letters and manuscripts anbjeetby the laws of either country to letter rate of post age. 2. Newspapers and prints of all kinds, in sheets, in pamphlets, and in books, sheets of music, engravings, lithographs, photo graphs, drawings, maps and plans, and such correspondence may be exchanged, whether originating in either ot said countries and destined for the other, or originating in or destined for foreign countries to which they may respectively serve as intermediaries. ARTICLE IX. New York and Ban Francisco shall be the offices of exchange on the side of the United States, and Guayaquil and Manta shall be the offices of exchange on the side of Ecuador, for all mails transmitted be tween the two countries under this arrange ment; and all mail matter transmitted in oitker direction between the respective of fices of exekange shall be forwarded in closed bags or pouches, under seal, ad dressed to the corresponding exchange of fice, and the mails so dispatched from either country to the other shall be for warded to the United States consul and resident mail agent at Panama, who is here by designated as the agent of the two gov ernments for receiving the bags or pouches at that port from either direction, and for dispatching the same to their respective ui timate destinations. The two Post Departments may, at any time, discontinue either of said offices of ex change or establish others. ARTICLE III. The standard weight for the single rate of postage and rule of progression shall be: 1. For letters, or manuscripts subject by law to letter rate of postage, one-halt ounce (avoirdupois). 2. For all other correspondence men tioned in the second paragraph of tho first article, that, which each country shall adopt for the mails which it dispatches to the other, adapted to the convenience and hab its of its interior administration; but each country shall give notice to the other of the standard weight it adopts, aud of any sub sequent change thereof. Tho weight stated by the dispatching exchange office shall always be accepted, except in eases of manifest error. = ARTICLE IV. No accounts shall be kept between the Postotiioe Departments of the two countries on the international correspondence, writ ten or printed, exchanged between them; but each country shall levy, collect ami re tain to its own use the following postal charges, viz: 1. The postage to be charged-and col lected in the United States on each letter, or manuscript, subject to letter postage, mailed in the United States, aud addressed to any place in the Republic ot Ecuador, shall be twenty cents, United States ourrenoy, per each weight of half an ounce or fraction of half an ounce; and the post age to be charged and co'leoted in Ecuador on each letter, or manuscript subject to let ter postage, mailed in Ecuador and ad dressed to any place in the United States of America, shall be two reals, or the fifth part of a dollar (hard), Ecuador currency, the same to be in each case in full of all charges whatever to the place of destination in either country. Either country, however, is at liberty to reduce this charge, but not to increase it without the previous assent of the other. 2. On all other correspondence mentioned -n the second paragraph of the first article the Post Departments of the United States and Ecuador may respectively levy, collect, and retain to their separate and exclusive use such rates oi postage adapted to their interior administration and to the cost of sea transportation as they shall deem ad visable. But each office shall give notice to the other of the rates it adopts, and oi any subsequent change thereof. Newspapers and other correspondence of the class referred to in tho preceding para graph shall he sent in narrow bands or covers, open at the sides or ends, so that that they may be easily examined ; and packages of such correspondence shall be subject to the laws and regulations of each country in regard to their liability to pay customs duty, if containing dutiable goods, or to be rated with letter postage when containing written matter, or for any other cause specified in said laws and regulations. ARTICLE V. Letters, and other communications in manuscript, which, from any cause, can not be delivered to their address, after the ex piration of a proper period to eff ect their de livery, shall be reciprocally returned every month, unopened and without charge, to the Postoffice Department of the dispatch ing country; but newspapers, and all other articles ot printed matter, shall nat be re turned, but i e in .Uu at the disposal oi' the receiving office. Letters erroneously transmitted, or wrongly addressed, slial! be promptly re turned to the dispatching office without charge. article vr. The Post Department of the United States shall establish, in conformity with the arrangements in force at the time, the conditions upon which the Post Depart ment of Ecuador may exchange, in open mails, the correspondence originating in Ecuador and destined for countries to which the United States may serve as an interme diary; but such correspondence shall only be charged with she international postage established by this convention, augmented by the postage rates in force betw een the United States and the country of destina tion, and any other tax for exterior service. The Post Department of the United States shall furnish the Post Department of Ecua dor with a list stating the foreign countries to which the foreign postage and the amounts thereof must be absolutely pre paid, or can he left unpaid, and shall'mcdi fy such list from time to time, as the exi gencies of its foreign postal service may re quire. In conformity to the requirements of the preceding paragraph, a table marked A is hereunto annexed, enumerating the esnn trics with which, and specifying the terms and conditions on which, Ecuador may ex change correspondence by wav of the United States. Correspondence of this class must be ac companied by a letter bill from tho dis patching exchange office of Ecuador, speci fying the amount due thereon to the United States, and the receiving exchange office of the United States shall return by next post to such dispatching exchange office an ac knowledgment of receipt and verification thereof, which letter-bills and aoknovi edgments of receipt shall be iu contorrnity to the models B and C, hereunto annexed, and shall serve as vouchers in the settle ment of the accounts. The accounts to be kept between the tw Post Departments upon this class of cor respondent'*! shall he stated qtt&rterly trausmitted and verified M speedily as practicable: and the amounts found due ebifti be paid pr ninth- to the United States offic". under such r. gillations m the respect ive Post Department# may from lime to time prescribe. Such quarterly statement eh*il be prepared by the United State* office, and shall' fallow tiiq to;ui D, here onto annexed. ARTifcti* m. Litter* erigaizriDg m :«r*iga •t-aatei-.* and addressed to the United States or Ecuador, respectively, on which the foreign and international postal charges are fully prepaid, shall, when forwarded in the mails of either country to the other, be delivered in the country of destination free of charge ARTICLE VIII. The official correspondence between the two governments, that of eaok government with its legation near the other, and of each legation with its govornnn nt, shall be conveyed to its destination free of postage and with all the precautions which the two governments may find necessary for its in violability and security. articlk rx. When in one of the two countries there is no legation of the other, the franking privilege of the vacant legation shall he traEsiVrred, iu the terms stipulated iu the preceding article, to the respective consul ate or vice consulate at New York or Guay aquil. ARTICLK X. Neither Post Department shall be re quired to deliver any article received in the mails the circulation of whioh shall be pro hibited by the laws in force in the country ot destination; and any article subject by the laws of either Country to customs duty or to confiscation shall, when received in the mails from the other, be treated in ac cordance witn the laws of the receivin' country. ARTICLE XI. The two Post Departments may, by mu tual agreement, provide for tho transmis sion of registered articles in the mails ex ohauged between the two countries. The register fee of each article shall be ten cents iu the United States aud ono real in Ecuador. ARTICLE XII. Tlio two Post Departments shall settle, by agreement betweeu them, all measures ol detail and arrangement required to carry this convention into execution and may modify the same in like manner, from time to time, as the exigencies of the service may require. Articles may also, by mutual con sent, be amended, added, or suppressed, according to the requirements of the ser vice, without rescinding or otherwise alter ing or impairing any other of the articles of this convention. ARTICLE XIII. This convention shall take effect from the date of tho exchange of ratifications, and shall continue in force until annulled by mutual consent, or until one year from the date of notice given by one of tbe two de partments to the other of its desire to ter minate the same. articlk xrv. Dono in duplicate, at the eit.v of Wash ington, this ninth day of May, in the year of our Lord ono thousand eight hundred and seventy-one. JOHN A. J. CRESWELL, Postmaster General of tbe United State*. ANTONIO FLORES. I hereby approve the aforegoing conven tion, and in testimony tbereot I have caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. U. S. GRANT. By the President: ILamiltos Fish, Secretary of State. Washington, May 9, 1871. A PROCLAMATION. BT TtlK TKBSJDKfiT OF THE CJirrED STATUS OF AMERICA. Convention between the United States and the German Empire respecting Consuls and trade marks, signed December 11, 1871; exchanged April 29,1872; proclaimed June 1, 1872. Whereas, A convention between the United States of America and the German Empire, relating to the rights, privileges, immunities and duties ot Consuls, and to the pro tection of trade-marks, was signed at Ber lin on tho eleventh day of December, ia the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, by their respec tive plenipotentiaries; And whereas a protocol thereto was signed by the said plenipotentiaries on the twenty moth day ot April last; which convention aud protocol, ia the English and German 'anguages are, word for were], as follows: The President of the United States of America, and his majesty tho Emperor of Germany, King of Prussia, in the name of German Empire, led by the wisli to de fine tho lights, privilege*, immunities ami duties of the respective consular agents, have agreed npcm the conclusion ol' a con sular convention, and for that purpose have appointed their plenipotentiaries, namely: Ihe President o! tho United States of America, G--orge Bancroft, Envoy Extra ordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from the said States, near his majesty the Empe ror of Gorman v: his majesty the Emperor ror ot Gormany; his majesty the Emperor ol Germany. King of Prussia, Bernard Konig, his Privy Councilor of Legation, who have agreed to and signed the foliow ARTICLE I. • Each of the contracting parties agrees to receive from tqe other Consuls General, Con suls, Vice Consuls and Consular Agente.ia all its ports, cities end places, except those where it may not be convenient to recognize such officers. This reservation, howeter, shall not apply to one'of the contracting parties without also applying to every other power. ARTICLK II. The Consuls General, Consul*. Vie* Con suls, or Consular Agents shall be reoiprooally received and recognized, on the presenta tion of their commissions, in the forms established in their respective countries. The necessary exequatur for the exercise of their functions shall be furnished to them free of charge, and, on the exhibition of this instrument, they shall be admitted at once, and without difficulty, by the territo rial authorities, federal, State or commnnal, judicial or executive, of the ports, oitiee. and places of their residence and district, to the enjoyment of the prerogatives re ciprocally granted. The government that furnishes the exequatur reserves the right to withdraw the same on a statement of tho reasons for whioh it has thought proper to do so. ARTICLE III. The respective Consuls General, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, or Consular Agents, as well as their chancellors and secretaries, shall enjoy in the two countries all privileges, exemptions and immunities which have been grunted, or may iu future be granted, to tho agents of the same rank of the most favored nation. Consular officers, not being citizens of the country where they are accredited, shall enjoy, in the country of their residence, personal immunity from arrest or imprisonment, ex cept in the case of •limes, exemption from military bilietings aud contributions, from military service ei every sort, and other public duties, and from'all direct or per sonal or sumptuary taxes, duties and con tributions, whether Federal, State, or mu nicipal. If, however, the said consular offi ce! s are or become owners of property in the country iu which they reside, or engage in commerce, they shall be subject to^tae same taxes and imposts, and to the entno jurisdiction, as citizens of tho country, property-holders, or merchants. But under no circumstances shall their official income be subject to any tax. Consular officers who engage in commerce shall not plead their consular privileges to avoid their commercial liabilities. Consular officers of either character shrill not in any event bo interfered with in the exercise of their offi cial functions, further than is indispensable for the administration of the laws of the country. aRTICLB IV. Consuls General, Con >uls, Vice Consuls and Consular Ag* nr« may place over the outer door of their offices or of their dwell ings tho arms of their nation, with the proper inscription indicative of the office. And they may also hoist 'the flag of their country on tbeir consular edifice, except in place wwhere a legation of their country is ^established. _ J i ■ iv also hoist -thi ;■ flag on ■V ! employed by them hi port fbi the eisoaarge of their duty. ARTICLE V. . consular archives shall *r r.t e! 1 ttme-s iiiviol-i.i ■, and uuder no pretence whatever shall tha local authorities be el lowed to examine or seize the papers form ing part of-them. When, however, a con sulai officer is engaged in other basincus, tne papers relating to the oonsuiato shall be kept m a separate enclosure. The offices and dwellings of Confute* missi who are not citizens of the country of ikeur r*|ideac9*iw& kv 8$aU Uses siviola e ble. The local authorities shall not, except in the case of the pursuit for crimes, under any pretext invade them. In no ease shall they examine or seize tho papers there de posited. In no event shall those offices or dwellings be used as places of asylum. article vi. In the event of the death, prevention, or absence of Consuls General, Consuls, Vice Consuls, Consular Agents, tbeir chancellors or secretaries, whose official character may have previously been made known to the respective authorities iu Germany or in the United States, may temporarily exercise their functions, aud, while thus acting, they shall enjoy all the rights, prerogatives, and immunities granted by this convention to the incumbents. ARTICLE VII. . Consuls General and Consuls may, with the approbation of their respective govern Agents in the cities, ports and places within tht-ir consular jurisdiction. These officers may be citizens of Germany, of the United States, or any other country. They shall be furnished with a commission by the Consul who appoints them and under whoso orders they are to act, or by the government of the country which he represents. They shall enjoy the privileges stipulated for consular officer? in this convention, subject to the exceptions specified in article three. ARTICLE VIII. Consuls General, Consuls, Vice Consuls and Consular Agents shall have tlieright to appiy to the authorities of the respective countries, whether federal or local, judicial or executive, within the extent of their con sular district, for the redress of any infrac tion of the treaties and conventions exist ing between the two coua rics, or of inter national Jaw; to ask information of said authorities, and to address said authorities to the emi of protecting the rights and in terests of their countrymen, especially in eases of tho absence of the latter; in which cases suoh consuls, etc., shall be presumed to be their legal representatives. If due notice should not be taken of such applica tion, the consular officers aforesaid, in the absence of a diplomatic agent of their country, may apply directly to the govern ment of the country where they reside. ARTICLE IX. Consuls Genera], Consuls, Vice) Consuls or Consular Agents of the two countries, or their chancellors, shall have the right, eon formably to tho laws and regulations of their country— • 1. To take at their office or dwelling, at tbe residence of the parties, or on board of vessels of their own nation, the depositions of the captains and crews, of passengers on board ot them, of merchants, or of any other citizens of their own country. 2. To receive and verify unilateral note, wills and bequests of their countrymen, and any and all acts of agre ement entered upon between citizens of their own country and between such citizens and the citizens or other inhabitants of the country where thev reside; and also all eontraets'between the latter, provided they relate to property sit uated or to business to be transacted in the territory of the nation by which the said consular officers are appointed. All such acts of agreement and other in struments, and also copies and translations thereof, when duly authenticated by such Consul General, Consul, Vice Consul or Con sular Agent, under his official seal, shall be received by public officials and in courts of justice as legal documents, or as authenti cated copies, as the ease may be, and shall have the same force and effect as if drawn up or authenticated by competent public officers of one or the other of the two countries. ARTICLE X, ia of of of In cns§ of the death of any citizen of Germany in the United States, or of anv citizen of the United States in the German Empire, without having in the country of his decease any known heirs or testament ary executors by him appointed, the com petent local authorities shall at once in form the nearest consular officer of the nation to which the deceased belongs of'the oiroumstance, in order that the nece-asary information may be immediately forwarded to parties interested. The said consular officer shall have the right to appear personally or by delegate in all proceedings on behalf of the absent heirs or creditors uni,! they are duly repre sented. In all successions to inheritances citizens of each of tho contracting parties shall pay in the country of the other such duties only as they would be liable to pay if they were citizens of the country in which the proper ty is situated or the judicial administration of the same may be exercised. ARTICLE XI. Consuls General, Consuls, Vice Consuls and Consular Agents of the two countries are exclusively charged with the inventory ing and the safe-keeping of goods and ef fects of every kind left by sailors or pas sengers on ships of their nation, who die either on board ship or on land, during the voyage or in the port of destination. ARTICLE XII. Consul* General, Consuls, Vice Consuls and Consular Agents shall be at liberty to go either in person or bv proxy on board vessels of their nation admitted to entry and to examine the officers and crews, to examine the ships' papers, to receive de clarations concerning ibeir voyage, tbeir destination and the incidents of the voyage , also to draw up manifests and lists of freight, to facilitate the entry and clearance of their vessels, and finally to accompany the said officers or crows be fore the judicial or adminirtrative authori ties of the country, to assist them as their interpreters or agents. The judicial authorities and customhouse officials shall in no case proceed to the ex amination or search of merchant vessels without having given previous notice to the consular officers of the nation to which the said Vessels belong, in order to enubte the 8a >d consular officers to he predent. They shall also give due notice to the said consular officers in order to enable them to be present at any depositions or statements to he made in courts of law or belore local magistrates, by officers or per sons belonging to the crew, thus to prevent errors or false interpretations which might impede the correct administration of justice. Ihe notice to Consuls, Vico Consuls, or Consular Agents, shall name the hour fixed for such proceedings. Upon the non appear a 2 if*e oi the said oGicorf* or thoir ic prcKcnla lives, the ease may be proceeded with'in their absence. ARTICLE XIII. Consuls General, Consuls, Vice Consuls or Consular Agents shall have exclusive charge of tho internal order of tho m Pr oliant vessels of their nation, and shall have the exclusive power to take cognizance of mnd to determine differences of every Kind which may arise, either at sea or iu port, between tho captains, officers and crews, and specially in reference to wages and the execution of mutual contract* re either any court or authorit y shall, on any pretext, interfere in those differences ex empt in cases where the differences on board snip are of a nature to disturb the peace and public order in port, or on shore or when persons other than tho offiuera and crew ol the vessel a:o parties to the dis turbance. Except as aforesaid, the local authorities shaft confine themselves to the rendering of efficient uid to the Consuls, when they mav ask it in order to arrest and hold all pore sons whoso names are borne on the ship's articles, and whom they may deem it neces sary to detain. Those persons shall be ar rested at the sole requestor tbe Consuls, ad dressed in writing to tha local authorities aud supported by an official extract from tne register of the ship or the list of the time'er 1 ,? 1 " ' 00 h - eld durin « the whole time of their star in port, at the dis posal of the Consuls. Their release shall be granted only at the request of the Consuls, made in writing. I he expei;*.' s of tho arrest and detentioiw of those persons »hali be paid by the iron* ARTICLE XIT. CoWre S A Qe2 ? aI ' Con8ulR ' V *e Consuls or Umsmar Agents may arrest the officers, e -oors and all other persons making part 6aipa uf ' Wttr or merchant vi .-h Is ot tueir nation, who may be znifty 3w- nd°vc ?ed ' °/ «iid snips o.nd vessere, for the pnrposeof send mg them on board or back to their countrv lo that end, the Consuls of Germany in Serai State ^ to ^ toueraJ, btate or municipal court# or »u thonties; and the Consuls of the United •teles i* Gexnsany shall apjdgr e j^ F J competent authorities, and make a retjne** in writing fur the deserters, supporting ft by an official extract ot the register of tbe vessel and the list of the crew, or by other official documents, to show that tho men whom they claim belong to said crow. Upon sneh request alone thus supported, and without the exaction of any oath from the Consuls, the deserters (not iioing citizens of the country where the demand is made either at the time of their shipping or ot their arrival in the port) shall be given ap to the Consuls. All aid aud protection shall be furnished them for the pursuit, seizure and arrest of the deserters, wk® shall be taken to the prisons of the country and there detaiued, at tbe request and at the expense of the Consuls, until the saiu Consuls my find an opportunity of sending them away. If however, such opportunity should nofo present itself within the space of three months, counting from the day of the are rest, the deserters shall be set at liberty, and shall not again be arrested for the same cause. ARTICLE XT In the absence of an agreement to the contrary between the owners, freighters and insurers, all damages suffered at sea by tbe vessels oi tho two countries, whether they enter port voluntarily or are forced by stress of weather, shall be settled by the Consuls General, Consuls, Vice Consuls aud Consular Agents of the respective cou"itries, If, however, any inhabitant of the country, or citizen or subject of a third power, shall be interested in the matter, and the parties can not agree, the competent local authori ties shall decide. ARTICLE XTI. In the event of a vessel belonging to the Government, or owned by a citizen of one of the two contracting parties being wreek ed, or oust on shore, on the coast of tha other, the local authorities shall inform the Consul General, Consul, Vioe Consul, or Consular Agent of the district of the occur fence, or if there be no such consular agency, they shall inform the Consul Gen era!, Consul, Vice Consul, or Consular Agent of the nearest district. All proceedings relative to the salva^s of American vessels wrecked or cast on shore in the territorial waters of the Ger man Empire shall take place in accordance with the laws of Germany; and, recipro cally, all measures of salvage redative to German vessels wrecked or cast on shore in the territorial waters of the United States shall take place in accordance with the laws of tho United States. The consular authorities have in both countries to intervene only to superintend the proceedings having reference to the re pair and revictnaling, or, if necessary, t® the salo of the vessel wi-eeked or cast mx « Bbore. For the intervention of the local autho» ; ities no charges shall be made except sack i as in similar cases are paid by vessels of j the nation. • In case of a doubt concerning the nation | ality of a shipwrecked vessel, the loca? authorities shall have exclusively the direc tion of the proceedings provided for in thtei , article. § All merchandise and goods not destined for consumption in the country where the wreck takes place shall be free of ail duties. ARTICLE XVII. With regard to the marks or labels et goods, or ol' their packages, and also with regard to patterns and marks of manufac ture and trade, the citizens of Germany shall enjoy in the, United States of America, and American eitizens shall enjoy in Gere many, the same protection as native citi zens. "RT7CLB xvm. of The present convention shall remain in force tor the space of ten years counting from the day of the exchange of the rot it cations, which shall be exchanged at Ber lin within the period of six months. In case neither party gives notice, twelve months before the expiration of the said period of ten years, of its intention not to renew this convention, it shall remain in force one year longer, and so on, from year to year, until the expiratiou of a year from the day on which one of the parties f haPI have given such notice. In faith whereof the plenipotentiaries have signed and sealed this convention. Berlin, the eleventh ot December, 1871. GEORGE BANCROFT. The undersigned met this dav in order t» effect the exchange of the ratifications of the Consular Convention, signed on the eleventh day of December, 1871, between the United States of America and Ger many. Before^ proceeding to this act, the under signed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America declared— 1. That in accordance with the instruc tion given him by his government, with the advice and consent of the Senate, the ex pression "property," used in the English text of articles throe and nine, is to be con strued os meaning and intending real estate." 2. That, aeeording to the laws and Iba constitution of the United States, article ten applies not only to persona of the mate sex but also to persons of the female sex. After the undersigned, President of tha office of the Chanoellor of the Empire, had expressed his concurrence with this dee lor ation, the acts of ratification, found to be, in good and due form, were exchanged, and the present protocol wag in dnpHcasns executed. Berlin, the twenty-ninth of April, 1872. GEORGE BANCROFT DELBRUECK. And whereas the said convention hae been duly ratified on both parts, and the respective ratifications of the same were exchange at Berlin on tho twenty-ninth day of April last— Now, therefore, be it known that ?, Ulysses 8. Grant, President of the United states of America, have caused tbe said convention and protocol to be made publio, to the end that the same, and every clausa and part thereof, may be observed and ful filled with good faith by the United States, and the citizens thereof. In witness whereof 1 have hereunto set my band, and caused the seal of the United biate8 to btt affixed. Done at the city of Washington this first day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two,, and ot the independence of the United States ol Ameriea the ninety sixth. „ .. ,, U. 8. ORA NT. *>v the President: Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State. A PROCLAMATION. BT TUB X'RESIDENT OF THU UNITED STATUS OF AMERICA. t Convention between the United States of I Ameriea and the Austro-Hungarian Mon f ? rc * J Y- Naturalization. Signed Sep tern , her 20, 1870; ratified March 24, 1«7I; rati filiations exchanged July H l&i- prt) . claimed August 1, 1871, ' ( Whereas, A convention between tha United States of America and his Majesty tbe Emperor ot Austria, King of Bohemia etc., and Apostolio King of llungaiy, con cerning naturalization, was concluded and signed at Vienna by their respective pleni potentiaries on the twentieth day of Hop, tetuber, 1870 , which .convention, being in roe English and German languages, is word for word us luliows: The President of tho United States of America and his Majesty the Emperor of A nat no, King of Bohemia, etc, and Apostolic King of Hungary, led by the wi-di to regulate the citizenship of those persons who emigrate from the United .■states of America to the territories ol tbo Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, and from tire Austro-Hungarian Monarchy to the United States of America, have resolved to treat on this subject, and have for that pnrjtes* appointed plenipotentiaries to conclude » convention, that is to say: The President of the United States of America, John Jay, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Pleni potentiary from the United States to his imperial and royal Apostolio Majesty; and his Majesty the Emperor of Austria, etc., Apostolio King of Ilnugaiy, tbe Count F rederick Ferdinand de Beast, his Majesty'* J rivy Counselor and Chamberlain, Chan eellorof tbe Empire, Minister ot the Inipe rial House and of Foreign Affairs. Grand Cross of the Orders of St. Stephen and Iren poid, who have agreed to and signed tfe* following articles: ARTICLE I. Citizens of the Austro-Hungarian areby who have resided in the United StaK* of America uninterruptedly at least St* years, and during such residence have 1^ eeiae nattaaiised eteU#M of tffio