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1L J A YOL. VI.-No 124. PHILADELPHIA A , FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, I860. DOUBLE SHRET...TIIIIEE3 CENTS. TNG J LI LijdJJ A iJio t ttia Condition of th Datjr of Co- Jri A .afitf.&faecry Sfaiutartf of toVy. W hear of compromise to be suggested by the President. It Is rumored that lie Is pre pared to adopt Mr. Greeley's plan, universal amnesty, and universal or impartial sotfracre. Tbe Deroociatic pBrty, it Is said, and the South era Rebels also accept this. We may be obliged to inbuilt to it nof, since t re anon in the White House and "practical statesmanship (?) in the capital have lot us the golden opportunity of Hay, 1805. Such terms are a preventive of future rebellions; the precedent thus set, that men may rebel nt Richmond, starve and torture Ht Andersonvllle, play the brute ut Fort Pillow, riot and murder at Memphis and New Orleans, and still laugh at law and justice. but with a traitor In the Presidential chair, with the dominant party all at sea, without chart or pilot, its officers having shut them selves up In the cabin, stuffed their ears with cotton, and covered their eye sevenfold for fear of tbe lightning and the noise; with timid non combatants for editors ot our leading journals every .Republican tort '"covered constantly with Have of armistice" what better could we expect r e only enter our protest that no snch plan williestore peace to the South, no such plan will give room lor even the commencement of real reconstruction. Accept such a plan and leave the Soutu to carry it out, and we may look to see her, lor 9onie years to come, repeating the bloody, bankrupt, aimless, and barren an archy of Mexico. No State charier of political right to the negro will ever secure dim the efficient and suD-Uotial exercise ot them. All grant of nehte to hlui by the bigoted, besotted, anuered. and revengeful white men ot the South, will lack an "Executive principle," a9 Burke and Canning long ago warned us. What the South needs is peace, aud a cordial welcome of Northern brains, capital, and enter prise. Without this, reconstruction cannot com mence. In order to have this, the antipathies between her classes must be kept down by the strong arm of tbe United States; her old leaders, poisoned and poisoning; all others, must b silenced and curbed: and her streets made rale for any man, however hated, who onus's mind, money, schools, and energy with him. Give the negro his political rights, and inau gurate this suite of thinus, and in ten years the .South will become, like the Wet, the counter part, with the healthy dill'erences, of the North east the cradle and true mould ot the nation. At present, the country population of the South id in a hopeful state of mind uud leelina, easily moulded and led, because always accus tomed to be led. The cities and old political hacks, resuscitated by their rotten comrade in the White House, are lull of mischief. The real leaders of the South, its large property holders and educated men, except a tew Gascons like Wade Hampton, realize tueir situation. Could the Government nold the South quiet while real reconduction commenced, ther-e men would in three years be its warmest friends. They looked on slavery as an investment, not ai a political hobby, and now that is ended, seek to thiow otf those "old men of the sea," Pol lard, Pryor, and the rest, in order to im prove, accumulate, amass and enjoy. If true statesmanship could i.ave managed this crisis, all power in the rebellious territories would have been intrusted to loyal hands, black and White, and then the Aikens, Munroe, Polbirds, and Wade Hamptons would have been protected by Civil Rights bills and Puteaus from any pos sible misuse of thi exclusive power on the part ot our white aud black allies. lur as that op- ; portuoity was lost, we must protect the negro for two or three years, as he rises luto his place, and then States may be saiely formed, and most of ihe powers tormcrly conceded to State overeienty mav be in'ru-ted to it again. The war has tauubt'us that the regulation of citizen ship, its civil and political richts. oneht always to be retained by the Federal Government. Our claim is that Congress shall wholly iuuore the military boards and committee- ot pardoned Rebels which call themselves "States." Let uo Executive sanction induce Congress to recog nize such usurpations. It is not yet time to authorize those Territories to form State Gov ernments. Secondly. Wheuever any bargain is made, and whatever its terms, let it be guaranteed by the United States. Let the political equality and right of each citizen be secured by the Federal Constitution. The South, when she could no violently rob, has always cheated her victim. Tbe Missouri Compromise was evaded by smug ling into that State two or three counties north ot the forbidden line, years before it was openly set aside by unblusniug fraud. So will any ar rangemeuti made by States for the negro be evaded or annulled. "Punic faith" is pure gold, a spotless Abliel. compared with Southern trickery, iu all that rela'es to the negro and the nation. "Do jou doubt my word r" said a Southern "Bonibastes Furioso," in a New York Court seve ral years ago, to an Abolitionist who demanded his bond, and not his promise, to produce there again an alleged slave. "I know you steal, and see no reason why you should not also lie," was the quiet reply; which embodies volumes of wisdom tor this crni.-. Let the nation heed it. Wrnpbll Phillips. MASSACHUSETTS. Another Swindle A Teacher Draws $3000 on Farmed Paper and Abeconda Mr. Goodrich, the ex-Collector, and the Boston Merchants A Commercial Crisis Expected Whipping In Public School. Boston, November 22. A supplement to the Federal street swindle has just transpired. Charles A. Morrill, a subtnaster in the Lincoln School, Ward Twelve, sent in bis resignation to the School Board on Saturday lost, and then suddenly skedaddled to parts unknown, leaving behind him forged paper to the amount of $50(X. The Mechanics' aud Broadway Banks are the sufferers, having discounted the notes some time during last week. Mr. Mornll resides in Dorchester, is connected by marriage with one ol tbe rJiet families of this city, and bad taught school In Ward Twelve for nearly twenty years. Embarrassment is supposed to be the cause of all his troubles. His conduct has shocked the circles In which he moved, as Le had been re garded us au exemplary man and faithful itlocalof i Hon. J. C Goodrich, ex-Collector of Customs of this port, uueasy under the reflections cast upon him iu Hon. Samuel Hooper's recent pamphlet dctendiug the merchants of Boston . against tbe at-persionB of Mr, Goodrich, intends in make a reply in a few days, in which he will attempt to show, from Mr. Hooper's pimn'iet itself, positive proof, of all he stated orcl,me(i in regard to the alleged fraud on tb. Govern ment by Williams & Co., wine mere.'aauts. Mr, Goodrich claims that hi ha been placed in I lalse position before thelcxrmmercial public. Prices are tuaiDiiiiK rapiuij, nuu lauurce Hire looked for. Much of the merchandise now on hand waa purchased when gold was 160. Sales of gold were made to-day at laaj and 1SS1. The market ia well supplied. Another severe whipnluff case has occurred, this tima to one of the Ward Twelve public BCTbe''dH)ieion in the case of the Cambridge teacher seems to have established a bad preoe enU At the Municipal election in Cambridge rwndidates for School Committee will be placed a a separate ticket to ratify the 'whipping" W4 jmn-whippiug" parties. Wanaell PhlUlpa o U Country and THE FARTS EXPOSITION. 1.1st of tho CmmUilonra-ArtUli for 1 Kxhlbltlon Mow Helng Shipped. The office ol J. C. Derby, General United States Agent for the Parts Universal Bitpoltlon, Is now the scene of much activity, in view of the fact that articles Intended for exhibition are now being received and placed on board ship for transfer to France. The Havre packet ship JBarprrneiti now lying at Pier No.6, North river, and will siil early in Doeembcr. All goods for which rpaoe-has been devoted should be lor warded to this city, marked as follows: FAKl.H EXPOSITION. Havri Packet whip IIhpswbll.' From . 1 Pier No. 6, North Hirer. Group No. . I flew York City. Class No. . I Goods must be delivered on board the vessel at the exhibitor's expense, alter which the Gov ernment will pay all expenses of fielght and carriage to Pans. Notices of shipment, with a list of articles, should be forwarded to Mr. Derby's office. No. 40 Park row. Exhibitors of machinery should send full equipments of belts. bafts, pulleys, and other overhead work, and also wienthes, oil-cans, etc. The following are the names of tbe Commis sioner?: J. C. States. Derby. General Agent for the United r-AID SCIENTIFIC COMMISSIONERS. J. P. Lesley, Philadelphia, member of the Sational Academy ot Science, and of the Ame rican Philosophical Society. Samuel B. Energies. New York, well known lor his scleLtitic and legal eminence. F. A. P. Barnard, New York, President of Columbia College. William Slade, Cleveland, Ohio. ex-Consul to Nice, and son of ex-Governor Slade, of Vermont. John P. Kennedy, Baltimore, ex-Secretary of the Navy, now in Kurope. Henry d'Allgny, Marquette, Michigan, dis tinguished for his thorough knowledge of mine ralogy and mining. He has since been appointed State Commissioner lor Michigan. James H. Bowen, Chicago. President of the Third National Bank. Henry Failing, Portland, Oregon. T. Lawrence Smith, Louisville, Ky., one of the leading scientific men ot the country. Lotus Agassiz, the world-renowned naturalist. UNPAID OR HONORARY COMMISSIONERS. A. T. Stewart, New York. J. II, Alexander, Baltimore. J. R. Freeoe, Trenton, N. J., now in Paris. Robert E. Peterson (Child Peterson), Phila delphia. Charles B. Norton, Paris, since appointed State Commissioner lor New York. John McGunness, Illinois. W. J. Valentine, Paris. J. Hervey Jones, Pittsburg, an iron manu facturer. William A. Adams, Cincinnati, Ohio. Frank Leslie, Nev York, of Frank Leslie's illustrated publications. Thomas W. Evans, Pari0, the celebrated den tist of that city. He will have chiree of tne department of sanitary reforms and improve ments. William II. Bndd, the well-known merchant of this city. K. R. Mu dire, Boston, ue-ivy dry goods dealer. C. B. Seymour, New York, connected witn the Times. James Archer. St. Louis. oTProfessor II. Duissonce, Philadelphia, now of Paris. Francis Mcllvain, Philadelphia. Ouarle it. Gorham, Parin. 0. F. Winchester, New Haven. Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. D. A. Leathermau, Tennessee. STATE COMMISSIONERS. Maine, C. A. Shaw; Connecticut, P. T. lSiirnum; Mussachuett.s, J. M. Usher; New York, C. B. Norton, A. Barney; fennsylvaiiis, T. o'Conner; Michigan, Henry d'Aligny; Illinois, T. P. Reynolds: Indiana, T. A." Wilstnch: Iowa, T. M. Miaifer; Wisconsin, T. L. Butler; Minnesota, T. I.. Mann; Louisiana, F.dwnrd Gotthiel; Oregon, Charles M. Carter: West Virginia, T. II. Diss Debar; Alabama, Colonel Joseph Hodgson. ..Yetr York 'Jrilmne to-day. THE NATIONAL FINANCES. Currency Destroyed. Washington, November 22. The Currency Bureau of the Treasury Department has, iince the 1st instant, destroyed National bank notes valued at $:(), dim. The Five-Twenty Itondi to be Redeemed 1 u Coin. The following correspondence, from the Euro pean circular of L. P. Morton t Co., is im portant as showing the policy of the Govern ment relative to the payment of the principal of the Five twenty bonds in coin, aud will tend to dissipate the doubts upon this question entertained in some quarters: New York. November The Hon. Hugh McCulloch, Secretary of the Treasury, Washing ton, D. C Dear Sir: We have good reason for believing that an Impression prevails very gene rally in London, and to some extent in Paris and Germany also, that the United States Gov ernment will avail itsell of the option of paying the Five-twenty bonds of 1MJ2 next year, and that the liquidation will b made in currency. This Idea keeps the bonds much below the price at which they would sell were it under stood that the Government regards itself as bound to pay them in gold. Should you deem it proper to give an expression of your views as to the kind in which the principal of the bonds is payable, ot which we could make use through our European circular, we have no doubt the opinion would bo of much intereit to foreign investors in our funds. We are, dear sir, vour obedient servants, L. P. Morton A Co. Tkeasprt PRrABTMBNT, November 15. Oen tomen: Vour lavor of tbe 13tn instant is received. I regard, as did also my predecessors, all bonds ol the United States as payable in oom. The bonds that have matured Mnce the suspen sion of specie payments have been so pin 1, and 1 have no dwhl that the same will be true with all other. This being, k I understand it to be, tbe ei-tablished policy of the Government, the Five twenty bonds of 18rt2 will either be called in at the expiration of live years from their date and paid in cow, or be permitted to run until tbe Government is prepared to pay them in coin. I ain; very truly yours, , t t S00.n m."u"-ocb:, Secretary. JMesrs. L. P. Morton & Co., New York, General Sherman's Mission. Washington, November 21. The ostensible oblect ot General Sherman's mission to Mexico is to be present at the election of a PjeHident and Congress, which is to be held directly after the French evacuation is consummated, it in expected that the newly elected Liberal Gov ernment will then call upon this Government for military support, and the presence of the Lieuteiiant-Geueral has especial reference to this contingency. This subject will be fully presented in the forthcoming annual message of the President, which is now in course of preparation, while It is denied by the Admin istration that this movement, taken without cousoHatton with the French representative here, Is intended to embroil ns with that power, it is universally aomitted in diplomatic circles that there is seiiou dancer tliat such may be the result, unless the conduct of Messrs. Sber man and CumptieH is exceedingly prudent. The wish that the affair muy end in a foreign war is openly e.i pre ed by the more violent Democrats, ELKCT1PN I1TTELLIGEKCE. MARYLAND- OFFICIAL. For Controller of the Treasury : Ionatd, Demjctat 0,Ci8 Brace, Republican 27.12 Dcmocratio majority 12.W2 Members of Congress. First District : Met ullongh, Democrat 11.728 Kowura Kepoblican i ft"9 Goodytar, Impartial hnffrsce 1H McCnlloneh's majority 7,tVW Second District: Arther, Democrat 7.209 Thomas, Kejmbilcan 5M Archer's majority 2,163 Third District rhelis, Demoeiat 6 OK Stewart, Kepablican 4,f'W Phelps' majority : 977 Fomth District i Tbom, Repnblican 11 642 Manlnby, Democrat f 200 Thomas' majority 2112 Fifth tstrict: Stone, Democrat 8,838 A bert, Republican 2,0: Stone'n mnjority 6 799 Democratic majority in the Mate on Coneremen, 16,1(18. NEV7 JERSEY. Organization of the I.fff Islatnrc. The New Brunswick Frrtdoniau sets up the fol lowing as the piobablo organization of the'ftate Legislature of New Jersey : President ot the Senate Renjamin Buckley, of Passaic. Secretary of the Senate Enoch R. Borden, of Mercer. Knnrosing Clerk ot the senateEdward Card ner, of Orange. Speaker of the House James II. Nion, of Cumberland. Clerk of the Houne General Edward Jardine, of Bergen. Engrossing Clerk Uznl M. Osborn, of Union. UNITED STATES SF.NATORemi1. The Jersey City aily Times warmly sup ports (eorecT. Cobb lor the Son-.ttorhip, and objects to the election of Air. Frelinghu v sen. The Newark Advertiser and the Monmouth Inquirer urge the claims of Mr. Frclinghuy-icn. In West Jersey a number of the journals'have declared for the nevly appointed Senator. The Pa'erson Press, Morristown Jersei;mrin, and Sussex fterjivtrr advocate the election of Mr. Cobb. OBITUARY. 1'ilncc Nlcholaa Monravleff" KnrsM. Prince Nicholas Mouravieft', vhoec death is announced by tbe Africa, wns born atMociw in 17j;i. He entered the army in 1810, and after serving for some time in the Army of the Cau casus, he was cnanred in 181!) with a ml.-sion to Khva. Having been appointed Major-fJeneral in the war against Persia, he ditingu:he1 him self before Kars, in 1828, and before Kalila, in 1H2!. In 1830 he distinguished himself in the campaign in Poland, and greaily contributed to the victory ot Knzimicz, in eonenuctice of which he received the grade of Licutenant Cenernl. In 1832 he was charged with negotiat ing a suspension of hostilities with the Viceroy ot,tKl(Jpt,:Mohmmed Alt. In 1S5 bti vat - pointe'd Commnnder ot the Filth Corps of In fantry. In 1838 he felt into di'race on account of diorders having crept into his corps, and tor having neglected the armament of Sevastopol. He returned to Moscow, and wis considered a chief representative of the Old Russian party and the Old Russian ideas. In 18tR here-enured the active army, and became a member of the rouncil of war, and, later, commander of the (irf nndlers of the Guard. In 1855 the Govern ment gave him commnrcd ot ti.e Armvot the Caucasus and the conduct of tbe war. The cap ture of Kars was his last great exploit, from which he received the surname Kareki, IP; re mained commander of the Russian army in the Caucasian provinces until the accession of Alexander II, wlio appointed Prince Barlatinsky to that position in place of Moursvictf. Captain Walker, U. S. Navy. Another hero of the bite war has passed away, and one whose loss will be deeply felt in naval circles. Captain William W. Walker, U. S. N., alter an illness of two months, died, on Mondny night, of heart disease, sc the Brooklyu Naval Hospital. During the war be commanded the United States man-of-war Je Soto, which ren dered good service in the East Gulf Squadron by the capture of a number of tine prizes. Cap tain Walker was relieved from duty as com mander ot the JJe .Sofo last spring, since which period he has been engaged iu various active duties. He was recently ordered to thi- port ns Ligtit-house Inspector. Captain Walker w;i& born in Maryland, and entered the service in 1827. and was 54 years of age at the time of his death. He has seen seventeen year sea servire. about eleven years shore duty, and eleven years on the letired lint. He was assistant to the lamented Admiral Gregory in superintending contract vessels. He has written a number of clever pamphlets on engineering. His boly was sent to bis friends in Washington last night The Advantage 'of Advertising, as Applied to Horse Thieve. from the Hartford Times. On Saturday, the 17th instant, we published the announcement of tbe arret of a horse thief, as follows: "ARKKSTen. The police have arrested a man by the nameol K. F'rancis Gordon, who is supposed to be a noted hoi so thief. Any person having any knowlodire of bis transactions will please commu nicate with the Cbiot or Captain of l'ollco at Hart lord." The resu't was a speedy circulation of the item, and the following responses were received at the Police Office yesterday and to-day: iMtfTFi.sowviLi.F November 20 Chief of Tolice : 1 want Francis Gordon, for stealing team. Can I bave himr joskfh Show, Deputy Sheriff. llirosos. New York, November 20 berlm. Cliiot ol Police; Hold him! man there to-day to identitv him. -W. P. I will Cham have a Pktub S. KnytR. Tr.w n a vtw, November 19 W. P. Cbaraberlin, Ch el of i'olico: Hold Gordon, the ttifcll I wl.l be up on the noon train. 8. B Tuttlk. Rieriff Home, of Winsted, as soon rs he saw the Times that evening, came to Hartford, biinpinp a warrant for Gordon, for stealing a lio' pe In that neighborhoo l. I (ivertkera Appreciated M. de Gobineau, a French traveller, has lately published in Paris a vo'ume on Central Asia. In the cour.-e of his rriivels he met a learned Persian, who told bira th. t he greatly admired the French newspapers, ai.o especially their fourth page (which contains the advertisements): "This fourth page cannot be thoroughly comprehended except by a sage. He who invented it waa a benefactor ot humanity. In a singularly narrow space he has oecn able to collect tne most vaiuaoie miorma tlon: the honorable marriages which have taken Place In the beat circumstances of fortune; the houses on sale or to be let; tbe best works; and, above ail, the most preeioas and venerable medicines." Costly Piaty The widow of M. Thayer, a French Senator, has recently appropriated he family Jewels, of the estimated value of several million francs, to a pious object The gems have been mounted in a magnificent crown, which received the Pope's blessing, and has since been placed upon the head of the Image of the Virgin in the dhspel tf Xouvcus. THIRD EDITION EUROP,E. LATEST NKWfanY ATLANTIC CABLES INfrot iut Ion ot tle Ncav The "Great Eastern" to Ran He. tween Brest and New York. The Latest Commercial News. .Tolin IJ. ?uiratt In Iinly. Ktr. Etc., Kte.. Etc., F.tc, Etc. GREAT BRITAIN". The "Cireat Eastern" to be Employed on the Atlantic. HLonpon, November 23. It is reported that the steamship Great Eastern will begin to make regular trips between New York and Brest early iii March. AUSTRIA. The New Loan to be Placed In the French and KnglUh Market. Parip, November 23. There is a rumor to the efTcrtthnt an Austrian loin of several millions pound sterling will soon be placed in the market. OUR EUROPEAN SQUADRON. Departure of the "Frolic" for Lisbon. LfiKPON, November 23. The United States steamer Frolic left Southampton yesterday to jo'.u the American squadron at Lisbon. THE LINCOLN ASSASSINS. J. II. Snrrntt, the Lincoln Assassin, Arrested In the Ilapal Zouaves. Home. November 18. John II. Surratt. the allreed accomplice in the assassination plot aud murder ol President Lincoln, has been louud serving in the rants of the Papal Zouaves. Ho was enrolled under the name of John Watson, and was arretted on demand of General King, the United States Minister. When um'er arrest and being conveyed to prison, Surratt ran from tbe guard, leaped over a precipice, and escaped into the territory of the kingdom of Italy. The Italian authorities are on the alert to secure his recapture. THE ROMAN QUESTION. The King of PrugHla OfTerg to Protect the Pope. Madrid, November 21. The Ktendard news pap'T Of t bis d&''b date say a mat mc Kins l'ni-sia has written a letter to tne Pope, oll'i-iiii;r hiii' protection. FRENCH DIPLOMACY IN AMERICA. Xnpoleon's Change of M lulster Iu Wanh lugtou. liv-an Imperial decree dated at St. Cloud, Octo bf r28, lH5(i, the following changes among others, ari made in the French Diplomatic Corps: Article 2. The Marquis dc MontholoD, our Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Pleuipoteu tiat.y near the United Stateof America, is ap pointed as our Knvoy Extraordinary and Minis ter Plenipotentiary near his Malesty the King ot I'orrugai, m place ot m. uourcc, appointed as our Ambassador near his Imperial Majesty the Sultan. Article 3. M. lierthemy, our Envoy Extraordi nary, etc., near the Emperor of China, is ap pointed as our Envoy Extraordinary and Minis ter l'lenipotentlory near tha United States of America, in place of M. le Marquis de Montho lor, appointed as our Envoy Extraordinary, etc,, ne-ir bis Majesty the King of Portugal. Yi -.terday's Commercial and Financial News. MVEItrOOi, COTTON MAKKET. 1 ivtitroot. November 22 Noon. The murket for Cotton opened firmer, with the propped of sales for the day amounting to 13,000 baf'. Pr '-es, however, are unchangod. Middling Up lanis,514d. LIVKKPOOl, hrkadptpffb markpt. l.iTEBroot, November 22 Evening. Bread sMilfs arc lirmcr. (torn 38s. fld. quarter, for niicd Western. LONDON MONET MARKET. London, November 22 Noon. The Money il a rket is eaMer. Consols are quoted at 00 for nieney. The following are the opening quotations for Anif-riean securities: Erie Rai'road share, 50.; Illinois Central, 7i; United fit ate Five-twenties 70J. FROM BALTIMORE TO-DAY. Jtlnre of the recent Election Muddle In iilctmeut of Judges of Election, Ktc. SPECIAL PKSPATCn TO TUB jiTUNINO. TKLKOKAPQ. V.altimork, November 23. Tho Grand Jury nowsltting has indicted several Judges of the recnt election for violation of the election law, refusing voters whom they considered Rebel, and also for destroying ballots received from supposed conservative voters and putting radical votes in the ballot-box In their places. Atrial is now progressing before a magistrate for three hundred dollars damaacs sualit a Judge for refusing what he considered a registered Rebel's V(te. Tire at Dover, N. H. Dover, N. II., November 23. -The upper part ot the City Hall building, including the armo ries of Strafford and the Light Battery, were burned at 2 o'clock this morning. The; court room and county and city offices in the lower part of the building were injured by water. Lo,g probably ten thousand dollars. No lnhurance. From Fortress Monroe. FoKBKee Monboi, November 23. The steamer Merrimao, Captain Vansice, from New Orleans on 7th Instant, for New York, arrived here lata last ntght,wltli the 36th Regiment United State Colored Troops, to be mustered out at this point Snow Storm la Boston. Bosrwi, November 23. It ia anowing quite plentifully hew. The iteamshla Africa, from nalifax xd Liverpool, on tbe 11th. Inst, dm ar rived ler. FROM WASHIHCTOM THIS AHIRKOON. Ispkhai. rrer Aixute to ivajtino TRLconApn. WAnniNOTvN, November 23. Investigation of the Cotton Kranda-Par tie High In Authority Iniearhed. The Retrench rant Com oilttcc, which is now holding its sessions in this city, has been busily encaged Investigating the cotton frauds. The Investigation has the effect of Implicating parties occupying high and Influential positions under the Government with thee frauds. Tne Commit tee has made some astonishing developments in this regard. A great deal of fia id, more than at first snpposed, has been practised upon the Gov ernment and citizens of the Sonth by tho cotton agents. It appears that these agents were In the habit of confiscating large quantities of cot ton In the name of the Government, and after it had remained in their hands for a short time they would turn it over to an out-Ide party, who sold it and divided .hc pioceeds with the arents. Another game which wos reorted to extensively by these men was to release the cotton upon the payment of a handsome bonus. The Committee will continue tnelr Investigation of this matter several days. Large numbers of witnesses have been csllcd here from different sections of the country to testify In relation to these frauds. The Committee will meet again to-morrow. The Impeachment of the President. We have a report here that prominent politi cians had a meeting In Philadelphia on the 20th inst'int, at which articles of impeachment against the President were prepared. They are to be submitted to a caucus of Republican members of Congress. The names of the parties attend ing the caucus in Philadelphia will be furnished in clue time. Death of an Kx-Itebel. Admiral French Forrest, formerly ofthe United Stag's Navy, and late of the Confederate States N:vy, died here yesterday, in the seventy-first ycu' of his age. The Conservatives and the Amendment. The Conservatives' Army and Navy Union, at their meeting last night, after a warm discus sion, passed, by a two-thirds vote, a series of resolutions declaring that the propose Constitu tional amendment sho aid bi rejected, and that, in tiie judgment of that organization, It is clearly the duty of the Conservative press throughout the country to appeal to the Northern and So i' i hern States to extend suffrage to the negro ol : iicu a ituauaea dusis as may oe ucemea pro per and just. FROM CALIFORNIA. Tint State OTiclals Repudiate the A p polntment of Itlgler as Assessor at Sucramento. San Francisco, November 22. Throe thou san 1 mineral specimens have been collected for the Paris Exposition of next year. Tho projtct of sending a section of tho b'g tree of California to t:ie Paiis Fair has been nearly abandoned. The following message, signed by Governor Low, the State Comptroller, the Auditor rieucral, Attorney General McCullou.'jh, and Adjutant-General Evans, was transmitted by tclc'raph to-day to the California delegation in Wo ihiugton: "The appointment of John Bigler us Assessor of Interna! Revenue at Sacramt uto is exceed ingly distasteful to all Union men. Canuot the President be induced to rescind? if he will not, prevail upon the Secretary of the Treasury to delay the organization ot uifoirs under ISigler. Any other course will throw the district into coiilubion, as none but Rebels will serve under l:ieler.,; Markets by Telegraph. Nkw York, November 23. Cotton dull at3335o. Hour 10i&20o. lower, f-a es ot 000 barrels, .-stale 8;a 11-60; Western, $812-26; southern, $11-76. Ii5ii.. Wheat dull, aud lt2o. lower. Coruqulm. Western 12&al23i. beef dull. Pork iower. klo. 21 621,(1.215 Lard quiet. Whisky dud aud nominal. LEGAL INTELLIGENCE. United State District Court-JudtfO Cad waladur lba Luitod States vs. Noal Browu i'lie dultudaut is churned with manufacturing whisky, snd removing it ithewheie iiiaii to a do odcU ware bouse, itae ademption is that the Uulondaut waj deUcted about noon one day, opposite Lsurjl Hid, bur.lin-: tie whisky. Upon inflection, no brand wan found upon either hurrol. i'no dutuudant was then arrsrteu. 1 he defense argued that there was no evidence thui the detuuduut vas not, at tbe time ot his arrest, reiuoviug tne whixky to a bonded warehouse 'ibere is no evidence as to where n was goug. lie was stopped in the middle ol his jouruey, before lie bud time to deposit or remove the whisky anywhere at ail. 1 lie law is that before whisky is removed from the diHtillury tbe barrels and cauks jilisll tie marked and brunoed. But this law ban byey extant about two months, snd 11 r. J. V. O'ieil, " who appeared lor duteudants, argued that slixn a lawyer is Lordly iu o to liud a iaw (as it seems thorn wo a grout dil Acuity in finding thisi, a voor, uuluurnmi laboring urn u should not Le deprived ol his liberty because be knew nothing ol it. Uu trial. 1Utrlet Court Judire btroud. Ellen Shea, S!ui rarot Shea, Annie '1 Shea, aud Stephen feuoa, by i heir mxt friend, John lr?Kn, vi. btephou F 'inupan, William lnnox, Daniel tX. Lkuuox. aud Jiuiics il Flanagan. An action to recover duinagus on the death ot John Ston, the hunband ol bUeu Mi.'H, aud lather of the other piaiutlifti, who was l ceed to havo been drowned br ibe carelexjuess ol tl.n captain ol tLo s'eaui-tug Dr, Wollvrt, in Uviug tin. oahliitietween Muith'a lsiaud uud Wainut s.reid vi 1 arf. On trial i uurtof Uuarter Session Allison, P. J . Tli s Col-it is vrr busy iu ihe tr al of prison oushs. F r; moimug since the end of the Oyer and ler-ml.i.-r the Court-room has heeu crowded, it niiL'lit b . aid, nearly to tullbcation. Wheu the usual l.ii 1DCPS was resumed there were over three bun- died bd's to ledi posed of, and the; are still coining in trom the brand Jury. Yesterday, at the adjournment of the Court, the en o ot the Commonwealth v. Washini((oii Uaiuil to'i vasontna'. The Ueleridant ia charged with s UK- uult and battery with intent to kill Lieutenant J eph C. Fu ler, of the police force. Itias-'W1 tli j. ontheniirht oi the 2tiih of buptcmuer lt at uu exlia waril f-iueut, hold at tho orar ot P: iloral gfroel and Movaniouiung avenue. W'dng tou ilamiltoiumd his brothor (who, however, is not on triuli, itaudiug some diMtaucs from the orowd that tiudcouKregated urouud, fired two pistol shots Id- o tbe crowd. Mr. Pul.er saw and pursued ttiein . Hay r. n until thoy csme to tbe murket near by, wi en the defendant wheeled and flred. the shot trn luir iffeet in Mr. Fuller lett aim. The defoud ki t wa arrested in his own house. I bit mornln?, on aocouot ot the absence of oue o -he Juror empauelled iu the caBe trom Illness, th.. Jury was disoaarred and another, oousistlnv ot tno same e even that were In the box and another one not before emuauelled ha "". WM ealled Apaln the Commou.vealtb' witnesses went oer tbe same statements as were riven to tbe Brat jury. L eatenant f uller said tft he was at the assess ment that Bigot o duty I he did not have hi uni. lorm i but he was not compelled o wear the unl form, having bad no orders that effect) ho was sob"r. Another officer said tat tbere was no cauiw whatever for the tw joong mea to In attb crowd, kb nothing had beea Ud or done to them that would jusUfr eh eonduot. 1 be Hsnaltoni cried out to the erewa, Bpread yoanelvetl" ftred, and "other witnees who wera present at tb occur reaee were called In eorroboraUoB ol Ui itafimeats already mhmM Ob wtal. FINANCE AND C 0 SI 31 B R 0 K. OFrtCK OF THB KTBMIMq TlLSQBAra, I rrlday, November 23, 180C ( Tbe Stock Market was moderately active this rooming, and prices were rather drmer. In tiovernnicnt bonds there was little or nothing doln?. 107 was bid for old 5-20; KI6J lor new dp.; 112 for 6s of 18hlj for liMOs; aud 104i (if l4 lor June and Aupust 7 30s. City loans wcra in lair demand. The new i'sue sold larpely at 102J. no change. Rnilroud shares continue the most actlva on the list. 2600 shares of Reading sold at 66,i f.Gf, an advance of J; Carndeu and Anuboy at 12H((J12!, a decline of 2; Pennsylvania lUilroad at 64j54, an advance of on the closlne price last evening; and Philadelphia and Eric ut .')(), an advance of i. City Paspencer Railroad shares were dU HesUmville sold at 14; 'JO was bid tor Heoond and Third; 34 lor Spruce and I'Ine; 73jt for West Philadelphia; and 32 for Creen and Coites. Bunk shares continue in fair demand for In vestment. First National sold at 39 j; and Me chanics' at 31 j. In Canal shares there was very little niovetueut. bchvylkill Navigation, pre ferred, sold at 34. to cbancp; and common do. at 25, a decline ot 1. Ouotntiono of (.Jold 10 A. M., 1381; 11 A. M., 13y; 12 M., 139i; 1 P. M.. 130J. I'UILALELPUU STOCK EXCUANGB SALES T0 D1I Im ported by lXi Uaven & llro.,Ko. 40S. Ibird street U Li ORE POARUS. 100 eh Kesdinp 66 lOostiC'atapl 28 100 uh do b0 Wi loua do c 27 200 BhSchlSipl.. lots S4i' FIRST BOARD. S84O00 Cltv Bs.n lots 102i . 200 HQ Koud. lots.o 56f 664 Mi 56) ...bOO 6f Ni f4(,00 Be'Vi&lel bds 86 400 sa do., do., do., do., do., 4-6000 Siisa t:n bds. 66 200 sh 1000 l!n'n fas be.. 93 800sh 0 sh Hest'y Is s6wn 14 I 100 sh . OshlstNat liani.lJWj 100 sh lSkbMechBk 81 1, 100 sh lOOsnbcb pt 600 sh 400 Bh do.... lots. 84f 100 (h 10o sn do biiO 841 100 sh do, .b4lnt 664 do IkiO. An do 664 do 664 do....bW. 66 do ...loin. 6fil 6sh do ....com 24 lOOsb 7shCom& A 120 200 sh 7bu do m 8nPcnn It Mi 200 Kb Th & E....b(10 804 20 sh do 804 loo ib Fulton Coal.. 64 Brother, No. 40 Sonth '6 bh do 54ji Mcsrs. De Haven & Third street, report the following rates of ex- thanse to-day atl P. M.: Araeriean uold. 13HA CrtlllS; Silver s and , 133; Compound Interest Notes, June, 1W4, 14 j; do., July, 1804, 144; io., August, 1804, 134; do., October, lHbt, 12j; do., December, 18fi4, llj do., Mav, 1805, l0.; do., Ausfust, 1805, ii; do., September, 18G5, 9; do.. October, ISfi.S, 8h. rbiladelpbia Trade Report. Friday, November 23 There is no Improve ment is notice in tbe Flour Market, and prices incline in fuvor of buyors. There is no inquiry except from tho home conumers, who main lest bnt httle disposition to opersie. tsa'es ot superfine at 88i!.8-60 V barrel,, extras at $10 60; 200 barrels unsound Northwost extra lamily at $10, 850 barrels sour winter wheat do. do at S7nj8, and 100 barrels iancy at $16-60. Uye Flour is dull, and eanuot be quoted over $7 25?i7 75 p barrel. Nothing doinf in Corn ileal. The spiritless condition cf tho Wheat Uarkot noten for some time oast still continues, and prion are nominal at 8 tin 3 16 bunhel tor Pennsylvania red ; and 8 20 tor southern do. W bite ranges from $8 U0n 8 40. In the aoseuoe ot sales, we quote West ern Kve at 136;aiid heun-yl vama do. at $1-40. Tbe Corn Market is almost at a ftuna. 8a es of old yellow at l-18(a 18'; and new do. at 90it;6o. Oats are execssivoly oull. Small sales were made at 6'.o. lor 1'cnLsylvaula. Iuthlng dome in Barley or SI n't. Cloveriert is in request, and 200 bushols sold at 9'i6'9-ti0 04 lbs ; Timothy ranees trom 93 25 3 60 ; Flaxseed is selllnir at 3-26 4 bushel. Whhky in dull aud lower Oino is offered at S2-43, and 100 barre.s Perns; lvauia, in bond, old at 'Mc. Votixq at tuic Sunday Scuool Faik Tab Voi'K on tub A. P. A. Reualia. Conside rable interest is manifested anionc the metnbers of the various Lodees of the Order in their efforts to secure the inairulticent regalia now being voted lor at the Fair lor the benefit of the Sunday School of St. John's Protestant Epis copal Church. Lust evening many ot the Lodires were repre seutcd at the r air.ihe rooms of which were filled to their utmost capacity. When tbe fair cloned the vote stood as follows: Waldense Lodge. 109; Montgomery. 153: Harmony, 113: Israelite, J3; Henry Clay. 10; Mt. Siuai, 7; Zachary Tay lor, 3. Total, 518. For the regalia of the I. O. of O. F., 76 votes were polled tor Mr. William Crolius, of Neptune Lodge, and 2 for William Peun Lodire. Total, 78. For the base-ball implements, 14 votes were polled in favor of the Gazelle Club, and 6 in lavor of the Orion. Total, 20. Aismvebsaby MEETING. The ninth au nivejary of the oung Men's Revival NKn day Prajcr-Meeting was held to-day at tbe rooms ot the Young Men's Christian Association. At noon the meeting was opened with prayer. A iHree and attentive audience was gathered together. Addresses were made on tbe great rood that has been done by the noonday pra.ver-iucetlngs, and the influence they hsve exerted. Tbe exercibcs were interspersed with si uging. The regular proceedi ncs of the prayer meeliug were gone through with. A Stray Sth.ee. There is now la the charge of Lieutenant Tolocrt, ot the Sixteenth District Police, at Thirty-seventh and Market streets, a stray btcer. The owner is requested to call and prove property, and remove it. AtnplelScope The Princess Dogmar, of Den mark, professed the Greek faith on the 24th of October, and on the 2Uth of October was be trothed to Alexander, heir apparent of Russia. Should this lady live, says tho Loudon hveolatur, she uud her sister, the Princess ol Wales, a few yeans i-iuce living almost in obscurity in a Ger man town, will be the wives of men ruling, reallr or nominally, one-half the world, and a clear third of Ihe human race. Indeed, if they divide China between theui, quite it possiole event, but one-third of muukiud will live oat aide of their dominions. Jfovel runeral Rite The Pall Hall GazetU says: "Tbe Queen's late huntsman was buried yesterday at Sunnlimhill. Lord Colville, the noble Muster of the Buckhouuds, Major-General Hood, Maior-General Seymour, and Colonel R. II. V.vse, met the body at tbe church. The fa vorite hunter of the deceased was shot previous to the funeral, und the ears of the animal were placed upon his colliu wheu in tho erave, and buried with him. A larsre number of the neigh boring ceutry were present at the funeral." Office Holders in Francs. Paid officers In France, to the number of seven thousand tax gatherers, two huudred and eteuty-two re ceivers, and eighty-nine receivers-general, with eiehty-eisht paymasters, collect and disburse the public revenue, aud this "'ull armv of ortice-holders is in the patronage of the Minis ter of Finance. Sea-water Each morning ' tl"5 V&ta station ot tbe Western Uuilway there may be seen great vats full of sea-water brought from Dieppe. This water Is used for baths and aquaria, which increase In number In Parts. There ia even now in Paris a nierehaut who deals in nothing but nalt water. It is new trade, as may be Imagmed. fiSAn Abundant Apple Crop It is said that ht many orchards between Hereford and Kingston, England, whole droves ot pies may be seen daily turned loose to eat up the apples. Cider fruit is selliotr at threepence a bushel, and eating appleM are to be purchased at a proportlonably low rate.