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rrn H S2J1LA1L2A VOL. VII.-No. 19. PHILADELPniA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 18G7. DOUHLE SHEET TI1REE CENTS. THE PARISJEXniBITION. Organisation of tha Committee! for the United States. The names of the Commb sioncrs appointed by our Government to represent the United States at the Paris Exhibition, as well as those of tlie delegates Irom the respective States, have already been published; but no list hits been given of the persons who have done the work on this side of the ocean. The Government Commissioners will begin their official labors in Paris. Belov we give a complete list of the paid agents ol the Government who have been as signed to the work of classifying the American contributions at the agency in New York, and of the advisory committee oi ten members, whose ervices have ben gratuitous, and ' who have culled In the aid of dit-tinguished experts from all parts of the country. The organization has been thorough, and complete, uud when the record of the volunteer work of the Advisory Committee is published, it will be found that a great labor has been accomplished without the expenditure of a dollar by the Government. It was the original intention of the committee to give a preliminary exhibition in New York of the articles destined for Paris; but the difficulty of procuiiug a suitable building, and the delay in the action of Congress in relerence to the lixhtoition, defeated the project. The following is the organization for the United States: AGENTS, Mr. James C. Derby, General Agent for the United States. Mr. William C. Gimnell, Civil Eneincer. Mr. Alexander Mulat. Civil Engineer, graduate of the Central School of Paris. Mr. Jullen Quetil, Civil Engineer, graduate of the Central School of Paris. Mr. James S. lledtieid, late Consul to Italy. Mr. Allrcd llcrrisse, Department of State, Wathingtou. Messrs. William II. Bradtbaw, Ulrick P. lions, George C. Simmons, Georce Rule, Moses D. Wheeler, pupil of Hie School of Mines, New York, Kenneth Kobertson, pupil of the School of Mines, New York, assistants. Mr. George C. Johnson, Cashier. The Advisory Committne is as follows: Advisory Committee of Citizens, one for rack Group Samuel 15. Ruimlcs, Chairman; William J. Hoppin, Richard M. Hunt, Elliot C. Cowdin, Francis W Evans, Frederick Law Olmsiead, William S. Carpenter, Thomas McElrath, Charles L. Brace; Prolessor Charles A. Joy, Secretary. The associate members of the Advisory Com mittee are as follows: GROUP 1. WORKS OF ART. William J. Hoppin. chairman ; Jonathan Bturges, New York; Abraham M. Uozzens, New York; Robert L. Stuart, New York; William T. Blodgett, New York; J. Taylor Johnson, New York; Robert M. Olvohant.'New York; William P. Wripht, Nw York; Sheppard Gaudy, New York; Henrv T. Tuckerman, New York; Charles L. Titlany, New York; Charles L. Kniedler, New York; Samuel P. A very. New York ; Josonh Harrison, Philadelphia; George Whitney, Phila delphia. GROUP II. BOOKS, PROOFS AND APPARATUS OF PTJOTOORArnY, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, MEDI CAL AND SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, MATHEMATI CAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL INSTRUMENTS, Professor Charles A. Joy, Professor In Colum bia College and School of Mines, chairman. 67I.8 6. Printing and Publishing George P. Putnam, publisher; Joel Munsell, publisher; James T. Fields, publisher; E. II. Butler, pub Jifher. Classl. Bookbinding James Somerville, book bidder. Class 8. Clatsic Moulding Calvert Vaus, architect. Class !). Photography Ocden N. Rood, Pro fessor ot Pbysico'in Columbia College; M. Carey Lea. editor of Philadelphia Journal of Photo graphy; Charles W. Hull, Correspoudihz Secre tary of the American Photographic Society; Frank Leslip, publisher ot the tuustra'ea Jour nal; William II. Badetin, manufacturer ot photo graphic material ; Dr. John Dean, amateur photogiapher. Cass 10. Musical Ins'rumenls. Theodore Thomas, composer and music director; William Mason, pianist and composer; Joseph Poznan ski, pianist; S. B. Mills, pianist; Hpniy C. Tiram, pianist; William A. Pond, publisher of music; William Scharfenberg, pianist and pub lisher of mu-ic; Charles K. Jarvis, pianist; Charles WollsoUn, pianist; Otto Dresel. piauist; John K D wight, editor ot VwighPs Journal of Music, Class 11. Medical Instruments. Dr. J. K. Bsrne. Sursreon-Geueral ot the United States; Dr. William H. Van Buren, profesor of sureery; Dr. Frank II. Hamilton, professor of surgery; Dr. Ernest Krakowitzer, prolessor of surgery; Dr. John M. Caruochan, professor of surgery; Dr. Thomas B. Gunniue, sureeon. Cass 12. Philosophical Instruments. Dr. F. A P. Barnard. President of Columbia College; Dr. Wa'cott Gibbs, Pro'esor of Chemistry m Harvard College; Dr. William M. GilKspie, Pro feasor ot Knuiuecring in Union College; John E. Gavir, President of the American Microscopical Society. Class 13. Maps and Charts. Ckarlps P. Daly, President of the American Geographical Society; Archibald Russell, Vice-President ot the Ameri can Geographical Societv; Georee C. Anthon, Professor and Founder ot Anthon's Classical School. GROUP III. FURNITURE AND OTHER OBIECT3 USED IN DWELLINGS. Richard M. Hunt, architect, chairman; James 11. Bowen, Chicaao; A. M. Cozzens, New York; J. C. Bancroft Davis, New York; W. J. F. Daily, New York; lltl'any & Co., New York; Marcotte 4 Co., New York; Robert 8. Chilton, Washington; A. Herrisse, Washington; Edward Gotthlel. New Orleans; Thomas Faye, New York; Maenio, Guedin & Co., New York; o. Collamore"& Co., New York; J. 8. ltedfield. New York; George C. Simons, Boton; U. D. J. Pratt, Wasbinaton; Professor Thomas Bzlcstou, New York; J. M. Usher, Boston; James O'Con nor, Pittsbure; James Archer, St. Louis; A. Barbey. New Yoik; Samuel Sinclair, New York; Ulrick Frederick Hess, New York. CROUP IV. TEXT1LB TABRICS AND IMPLEMENTS OF WAR. Elliot C. Cowdin, Importer. Chairman: Dr. F. A. P. Barnard, New York; Majur-tieneral A. B. Dyer. U. H. A.; Maior-Geural William B. Franklin, Hartford, Conn.; Mujor-General M. ? C. Meigs, U. S. A.; 8urgeon General J. K. Barnes, A. 9. A.; Colonel J. G. Benton, U. 8. A ; ' brtiradler-General B. S. Alexander, U. S. A.; E. I R. Mudire, Boston; W. A. Budd, New York; Adam D. Logan, New York; J. L. Butler, Sr. l mil., rnlnncl IJ. 8. Rowland. New York: Charles L. Titrany, New York; William G. Lam nert. New York; Stephen Hyatt, New York. GROUP V. PRODUCTS OF MINES AND METALLURGY, ' OP TUB FOB EST, OF FISHERIES, OF CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACY. Samuel B. Rugglos, member of the Chamber of Commerce, and late Canal Commissioner. Chairman. . . Class 40. F. A. P. Barnard, President or Columbia College; Charles A. Joy, Prolessor in Columbia College and School of Mines. New York; Professors Thomas Egleston, John 8. Newberry, Charles F. Chandler, School of Mines, Columbia College; Professor J. P. Kim ball, Bureau of Mines, New York; Professors Benjamin Silliman and Georre J. Brush, New Haven; Profesois William B. Roger and Joslati P. Cooke, Boston and Cambridge; Professor William II. Clark, Amherst: William 8. Vaux, Dr. F. A. Genth, Philadelphia; Professor George 11. Cook. New Brunswick; Professor Kd.C.lBoya ' ton, West PoiDt; Prolessora John C. Draper and Claries 8. Stone, Mew York; Professor Charles U. Rhepard, Amhert; George W. Majnard, Com missioner from Colorado. Class 41. Products of (fie Fores' Vr. John Torrey, Prolessor ol Botany in School ol Mines; William H. Webb, shipbuilder. , , , Class 42. Matural History. Yrofeor Louis Aeassiz, Cambridge; Dr. Spencer F. Baird, Washington ;Tbomas Bland, Robert II. Brownnn, D. G. Elliot, J. C. Brevoort, members of the Lyceum of Natural Historv. New York. Class 43. Yeaetable Textile Fabrics. John Priestley, New York; A. II. Rice, member of Congress; A. II. Laflin, member of Congress, manuiBcturcrs of paper. Class 44. Chemical Products. Dr. John Tor rey, Proleor ot Botany, and United States As'sayer; Dr. R. Oeden Doremns, Professor of Chemistry In the College of New York; John W. Fraser, Professor of Chemistry in the Uni versity of Pennsylvania; Frank H. Storer, Di rector of Boston Gas Works; E. N. Horsiord, consulting chemist; Dr. Walcott Gibbs, Pro feesor of Chemistry in Harvard Collecre; E. N. Kent, consulting chemist; Dr. G. L. Youmans, autnor; Dr. Ed. K. Squibb, manufacturing chemist; Charles A. Joy. and Charles F. Chand ler, Prolessors of Chemistry, New York. Class 46. Leather and Skins. Loring An drews, Jackson 8. Schultze, Oliver Hoyt, New York, manufacturers and dealers in cotton. GROUP VI. MACHINERY. Francis W. Evans, Civil Engineer, graduate of the Central School, Paris, chairman; John Ste phenson, J. Vaughn Merrick, James Dougherty, J times C. Rann, W. E. Worthen, K. Ball, J. A. Fay, Charles U. HaswelL Henrv T. Brown, H. P. Genstembre, Myres Coryell, William Wright, T. D. Stetson, William E. Everett, B. P. John pon, Williiim Allen, T. R. Pickering, II. D. J. Pratt, Norman Wiard, Thomns McElrath, U. 8. Stoops. Aquila Adams, 8. Kd ward Todd, W. 8. Carpenter, J. Stanton Gould, J. II. Bowen, Frank Leslie, Richard M. Hunt GROUP VII. CEREAL8, VEGETABLES, SUGARS, FER MENTED PRINKS. Frederick Law Olmsted, architect, Chairman. Cyrus H. McCormick, Chicago; Thomas McEl rath, New York; J. P. Reynolds, Springfield; Frederick 8. Cozzens, New York; W. S. Carpen ter, New York; h. N. Horsford, Cambridge; T. L. Minier, Chicago; James H. Bowen, Chicago; J. S. Rod 11 eld, New York; Charles B. Sevmour, New York; J. A. Wilstach, Lafayette; Horace Greeley, New York; N. c. Meeker, New York; J. M.Schaffer, Fairtield: Joseph Hodgson, Mont gomery; Governor Patton, Montgomery, Ala.: Colonel W. S. Rowland, New York; Professor W. P. Blake. San Francisco; J. N. Hong, Sacra mento: Isaac Young, Leavenworth; Sidney Clark, Kansas. GROUP VIII. ANIMALS AND SPECIMENS OF AGRI CULTURAL ESTABLISHMENTS. William 8. Carpenter, member of the Ameri can In'titutc, chairman; John Stanton Gould, President; and B. P. Johnson, Secretary of the New York State Agricultural Society. GROUP IX. HORTICULTURE. Thomas McElrath, member of the American Institute, chairman; Horace Greeley, President of the American lnsiitute; W. 8. Oaroenter, member of the Horticultural Society; Calvert Vaux, architect ot the New York Central Park. GROUP X. OBJECTS EXHIBITED WITH A SPECIAL VIEW TO THE AMELIORATION OF THE MORAL AND PHYSICAL CONDITION OF THE POPULATION. Charles L. Brace, chairman; Colonel James II. Bowen, Chicago, United States Commis sioner; Celonel William S. Rowland, Commis sioner from Minnesota; J. M. Usher, Boston, Commissioner from Massachusetts. EUROPE. AMERICA AND ENGLAND. The Alabama Clalim The Question of Arbitration How Such a Mode of Set tlement would Affect Both Countrlca. Prom the London Times, January 8. We have authority to state that, in reply to a communication received Irom the Geverumcnt of the United States, her Majesty's Minister at Washineton has been instructed to ascertain whether that Government is prepared to accept the principle of arbitration upon the pending differences arising out of the late civil war, provided an agreement can be come to as to the points to which such arbitration should apply. Prom the London Times, January 9. Itiswiih hearty satisfaction that we record the friendly overtures made by her Majesty's Government to that of the United States. Lord Stanley, as wu announced yesterday, has in structed the British Minister at Washington to propose a resort to arbitration on the differences arising out of the American war, and from the htneunge in which this decision has been made public by tup Foreign Office, we may infer that a recent communication from Mr. Seward paved the way lor its adoption. It is row lor the Government of the United States to say whether they will accede to the principle of arbitration, the piecise terras and subjects of which are properly reserved tor subsequent dis cussion. Upon the latter point we cannot anti cipate that any serious difficulty will be found. Of course the depredations of the Alabama are the real sources of dispute, and the great ques tion lor the arbitrator will be to what exteut, if any, Great Britain is responsible, legally or morally, under circumstances to be duly set forth in the case, for the consequences of her escape from the Mersey. The law officers of the two countries, if thej cbuld meet tor consul tation, would probably tucceed, within a very jew hours, in Iramiu? a statement perfectly satisfactory to both. There is, indeed, no con troversy about the facts; the controversy is about the pr.nciples which should be applied to them. Heie the amplest discretion should. noon everv crround. be left to the arbitrator. The object is not to obtain a judicial determina tion of a lceai doubt, but to bring about an equitable arrangement betwpen two innocent parties, who, being nations and not individuals, have no common superior. So long as Ue constiuctlon of our Foreign En listment act was belore the Liw Courts it was inevitable that especial stress should be laid on the leeal aspert of the claim preferred by the United States; when it once comes before the arbitrator, it is the moral aspect which should prodorainate. Municipal tribunals are governed by precedent, even in matters involving national interests, not be cause precedent is a sounder euido than prin ciples of justice, but rather because an adhe rence to precedent is the only safeguard against partiality and the only security for uniformity of decision. This reason U manifestly inap plicable to the adjudication of International differences by a sovereign power. Such a pro ceeding is more analogous to the Intervention of a peacemaker between two friends who have disagreed than to any ordinary litiaration. 'Toe supteme end of a legal judgment is that it should be in strict conformity with the law; the supreme end of international as ot private mediation, is to effect a settlement which can be accepted on both sides with honor. Will Lord Stanley, however, be supported by public opinion in making a proposal all but identical with that which Lord Russell declined, and thereby incurring the risk ol a refusal from the United States f We venture to believe that he will, and turther, that his moral couraae iu taking a course repuunant to a false but plausi ble sentiment of national dignity will be re warded by success. It should always be remem bered that Lord Russell's first reply to Mr. Adams was the conclusion of an elaborate cor respondence on our alleged liability for injuries inflicted by the Alabama and her consorts. That correspondence was conducted almost exclusively upon the narrow basis of an appeal to piecedents. and as tin burden ol proof lay upon Mr. Adams, Lord Riue-ell pos sessed a great advautatre, which he turned skil fully to account. There were very few precedents relevant to the argument, but of these o:.e of the most recent ana important, in which the United States had occupied the position of de fendant, happened to be in our favor. Lord Russell, ehietlyon this cae, had already com mitted himself to a denial ol the American claim before it was ultimately piescnted in a practical shape, and his prompt rejection ot it in that shape followed almost bv way of logical consequence. We do not justify this pait of Lord Russell's policy, and we regret the ungracious lnnguage In which an unpalatable reply was conveyed. It would have been better to suggest a change In the form of the claim than to cut off all prospect ot its being entertatned in any form whatever. At the same time, Lord Russell's error may be partly explained by the turn which the discussion bad taken, and partly excused by the peremptory tone of Mr. Adams' lemonstrances. But an error it was, as we have more than once pointed out, not only In policy, but on principles of reason and right. There are, doubtless, some demands to monstrous that It would be impossible for any nation to con sent to arbitration upon them; but when a Government on terms ol amity with our own complains of haviug been aegrieved by our default, and offers to submit its alleged grievance to arbitration, it is no sufficient answer to say that we cannot allow a foreign sovereign to sit in judgment on our conduct. We have been pi.rties to a declaration in favor of referring international disputes to arbitration; we have actually relerred a late dispute with a much weaker power to arbitration, and bowed to the arbitrator's award; ami we should certainly tender arbitration to any State against which Grpai Britain bad acause"ot complaint. Then, why demur to arbitration, when proposed by the United States, only because we have implicit confidence in the justice of our cause 1 We say again that Lord Russell's unqualified re jection ot Mr. Adams' tender was a false step, and it a false step, that Lord Stanley was bound to retrace it without needless delay and without unwoithy reservations. There Is nothing half so undignified as being in the wrong, nor was there any means of placme us in the riorht except by assuming the initiative arid inviting the United Stites to meet us halt way. Whether tbey will do so, and if so, in what spirit they will do so, remains to be seen. We can hardly expect that Mr. Seward will lose the opportunity ot commenting on our chnnec ot attitude, or that some of our New York contemporaries will fall to attribute Lord S.nn ley's prollercd concession to b:is motives. It will perhaps be said or insinuated, but with an entire oblivion ol dates, that we presumed on the weakness of America iu the day of her calamity, and truckle to her when she has regained her stieneth. Now if this reproach were ever so well deserved, yet it ongbt not to deter us from acting on our own con victions of duly. It is. however, wholly undeserved, and capable of being rebutted by plain facts. The moment selected by Mr. Seward for pressimr his demands upon Lord Aussell was preci-ely that nt which the United States, triumphant by sea and land, had utterly crushed the insurrection, still maintaining a vast army and navy on a war footine, and in dulging hopes of a speedy reconstruction, which experience has since disappointed. It' there ever was a time at which Great Britain bad reason to fear a rupture with America, it was that very lime when Lorn Russell, in Us name, repudiated the Alabama claims. But we cannot bring ourselves to dwell on this topic, nor cau we suppose that motives so petty and unstate manlikewill influence the counsels ot the United States. Knglishmcn did not saspect Ame rica ot cowardice when, in deference to tho clear rules ol maritime law. she gave up the prisoners wrongiully capiured oh bosra the I Trent; and Americans of sense will not suspect j England of cowardice because, in deference to ' equally clear dictates of international morality, ! she retires from an untenable position The 1 United States Government yielded then. I idthough many peisous in this country pre- i dieted that national pride would be tos strong I lortbem. it is the turn of our Government to yield now, and, whether or not their motives be appreciated, we have confidence iu the result of their efforts to renew those friendly lelations with a kindred people which should iiever have been interrupted. POLAND. The Imperial Decrees Incorporates Poland with Kiimila. A St. Petersburg telegram of January 6 says: "Three ukases concerning Polaud, aud bear ing date the lPtb ot December, have beenisued to day. The nr.-1 introduces the Russian system Into the financial administration of Poland, and publishes a provisional financial direction for Warsaw, under the control of the Fiunnca Mm if try at St. Petersburg. The definitive consti tution of this office as a permanent linauce direction is reserved. "The tecond ukase regulatesthe postal admin istration of Poland, and subordinates it lo the Russian Ministry ol Posts and Telegraphs. Tae. third decree simplifies the eeneral Polish ad ministration, li orders that irom the 13t'a of January Poland shall be divided into live, instead of ten Provincial Governments, and eighty-five districts, and that offices tor the pay ment of taxes shall be established on that day In the Governments and districts according to the new division ot the new kingdom. It also grants fuller powers to the GoveDors, and orders the formation of local bodies ot guards." Education I u New Zealand.' In the province of Nelson, New Zealand, every householder, rich or poor, pays u tax of i'l towards the Government free schools, and 6s. per head on each child who does not eo to some school. An inspector is appointed, who reports periodically to a board ot management on the progress ana attendance ot the pupils; thus, the system is persuasive rather than compul sory, and answers very well. The education is secular, with certain times set apirt for reli gious instruction, which the pupils can avail themselves of or not, at the discretion of the parents. Probable Release of Jeff. Darli, The Richmond Enauirer of Saturday savs: Charles O'Conor and Mr. Shea, counsel lor Mr. Davis, are in Washington. They have had a conference with Greeley, who his bad one with the President. It is rumored that Mr. Davis will soon be released on parole or bsil." English Yschtinff The London Fie'J says: "Englishmen have done great things, but they enter into nothing so feverishly as our trans atlantic brethren. Mr. Walker, in the cutter Alerte, one-fourth tho size of the Vesta, made a dreary passage to Australia and back; and some years seo Captain Stallard took the Gem to the same distant continent. Five years airo Captain II annum left England in his schooner Themis, and voyatted in search of pleasure to the Pacific. A solitary cruise in such parts is a strange and dismal thing to attempt, and niauy of our leaders will recollect the shocking events that attended this unexampled exploration. At Mas-t-ateura his friend nnd ai!ine-mater, a lieu leuantin the navy, died, and after visiting the Sandwich Islands on his wav home, his wife died on board, hnd he brought her corpse to England, her last resting-place on earth. Such a tale oi sadness as this seems out of place here, and we would have left it untold were it not that, with the equally sad loss which happened io me neetwins, it serves to snow mat tne pleasures of yachtinar, like the other vanities oi life, are not unalloyed with misery." A dinner was given near Paris th other nay, of which the principal dishes were stark, horse, dog, and rat. OBITUARY. A PA1II OP PORTS PASS AWAY Nathaniel Parker Willie. Mr. Willis died at bis residence, Idlewild,"on the Hudson, on Sunday night, in the sixty-first year of his age. Mr. Willis was born in Portland, Me., on the 20th of January, 1H07, and had consequently Kst completed his sixtieth year at the time of his denth. He received his early education at the Boston Latin School, and at Phillips' An dover Academy, where he was prepared tor Yale Colleee, at which institution he wan gradu ated in 1H27. His poetical genius was exhibited while he was yeta school-boy, and during his residence in New Haven he published a series ot poems, entitled "Scripture Sketches," under the signature of "Roy." After leaving college, be became conuccted with the periodical litera ture of that day, and among other enterprises established the American Monthly Magazine, iu 1828, most of the contents of which were the productions ol his own pen. He continued his labors iu this Magazine for more than two years, when he joined the staff of the 'Mew York Mirror, a weekly literary jouraal which bad been started by Mr. George' P. Morris about seven years before. Soon atter forming his connection with Mr. Morris, he commenced an extensive tour In Europe, where he re mained lor t he space of about seven years. The fruits of his European experience were given to the public in his lively volumes entitled "Pen cilluiffs by the Way," which originally appeared in the columns of the Mirror. His travels ex tended through hrance, Italy, and Greece, and into portions ol European Turicey and Asia Minor. As an attache of the American lega tion nt Paris, to which office he had been an pointed by Mr. Rives, then United States Minis ter at that Court, he gained free access to the highest social circles,and with tbehab.tsof keen and rapid observation which he had already formed, and which remained one ol his proml nentcharacteristics throuehout his life, he ob tained a rich (tore of materials for sparkling description, and piquant and, not untrequently, a little mischievous comment. During that period he also published "lusting of Adven ture," a series ol tales aud sketches written for the Loudon JVeut Monthly Magazine, under the signature of Philip blingsby, which obtained a brilliant popularity both in England and this country. His first work was seveicly criticized by the British periodicals on account ot the freedom with winch he exposed the interior of households wbfre lie had been received as a guest, nnd some of ills lemniks on the writings of Captiiin Marryatt. then iu the litieht of his reputation as a popular novelist, led to a duel with toat author at Chatham, which, however, hnppily terminated without Woodshed on either side. After exhaustiner European life in its manifold enticing phases, Mr. Willis returned to America in 18117, hnving two years previously been mar )led to an Euerlish lady, the daughter of General Stace, suoer ntendent of the military and naval arsenal at Woolwich. Upon arriving in this country, he retired to the beautiful rural resi dence on the Susquehanna, near Owego. In this State, which, under tne romantic name of Glen mary, has obtained a celebrity as w;de as the writines which date from t iat place. In 1839 he became one of the editors ol a New York literary journal called the Corsair, and in the same jear he made another visit to Emrbind, where he published "Letters from under a Bridge," written oriirinally at Glenmary, and oue of his mo.st agreeable productions. This was sneedily followed by his two dramas, Tortesi the Usurer and litanca Visconii, and a col lection of stories, poems, and European letters, entitled "Loiterings ot Travel." At this period he published a splendid illustrated edition of Ins poems, and contributed the letter-press oescriptioris to Bartlctt's "Views of the Scencrv of the United States and Canada." He returned to the United States in 1844, and io connection with his former associate, Mr. Morris, established the livening Mirror, a daily newspaper of this j city. The death of his wife, uud the failure of i his own health, induced him to make a third I viit to Europe, where ne brought our an edition of his maeazine artides unoer tne title of "Dashes nt T ile with a Kree PenciL" 1 Alter a residence of about two years abroud he returned to New York in 184C, aud in tin same year was miuried to the estimable btdy ' who still survives him. a daughter of the Hon. Joseph Griuuell, of New Bedford. He now published an octavo edition of his complete ! works, and in connection with his devoted : fellow-laborer, Air. Morris, established the Home journal, which rapidly won a large 8iiar .f the public favor, and lias continued, from that time to the present, a popular nnd almost unique orenn ot literature, society, fashionable lite, and the news of the day. 'lhe reputation ot this favorite journal was due, In a great degree, to the assiduity, tact, and versatile lite rary powers of Mr. Willi5.' He was never weary of his task, never at n loss forsiiRgPStive tuem-s, never wanting in skill of adaptation, in curious surprises ot expresion, or in flowing wealth of original illustration. His devotion to bis edi torial duties was like that of a fond mother to her pet child. The laneruor'of disease seemed to produce no effect on the fertility of his pen. His mental euprt;y triumphed over the weakness of Lis bodily Irame, and the dashes of quaint humor and the utterauce of dainty conceits which constantly enlivened the columns of his journal were ofttu produced in the intervals ot pain, or dictated amidst the paims ot lingering illness. Even until within a few days of his death, be would not consent to relinquish his erasp ot the pen, maintainini; the same persist ent energy which had kent him firm nt his post through so many years of hopeless invalidism. The titles ot Mr. Willis' works comprise slmost a library of volumes, and are doubtless too familiar to most oC our readers to demand repetition in this place. Nor is It necessary to offer a critical esiimate of their character, in addition to the comments which we have been Irequenlly called to make at the time of their successive publication. As a fluent and grace ful distourser ou the lighter topics of social interest, he is admitted to havo bad lew rivals. It they are to be found at all, we must not seek tbera in the stately reserve and polished diz t ityol Enelish literature, but among writers v ho diew their inspiration from the gay per siflage and graceful Irony of Parisian lite. No man caught with a quicker eye the flee'dug aspects of social comedy, or reproduced their rainbow colors with, a more dexterous louch. His poetry shows that he was not destitute of the deeper sentiment, for the exercise of which he bad little use in the airy sketches which ttiurru alike by the frivolity of their tone and the piquancy of their diction. As we have not seldom had occasion to remark before, his Itchiest compositions often betrayed a subtle delicacy of discrimination, au acute perception of evanescent differences and similarities of rploiion, which, if applied to the discussion ot giavcr and more piotound tonics, would have given him the name of a muster in a sphere of intellect In which be has now scarcely the credit of an Imperfect initiation. Alexander Smith. Mr. Alexander Smith, well known as author of "A Lite Drams," and other poems, died at Waidie, near Edinbureh, on January 6, atter an illness of several weeks. Mr. Smith, who was the eon of a pattern designer, was born at Kil marnock on Deceiuoer 31, 1830, so that be had iust entered his thirty-seventh year. His first work, "A Life Drama," was written by him while encased in his father's bui nPfcs, and published in the Critic in 1862, and afterwards, with other po"ms. in a volume, in 1863. in 1855 he published, in conjunction with Mr. Dobell, "SonnetB on the (Crimean) War," and in 1W7, "City Poems" and "Edwin of Deira," At a later period he ditUiguifhed linjself as a prose writer, pub- lifhinginlPC3. "Dreamthorp.'Mn 1865, "A Sum mer in 8kye" end "Alfred 1 1 Heart's Household." He was also a frequent contributor to Good Words and other serials. In 1H54 he was appointed to the office ot Secretary of the Edin burgh University. He married about ten years sgo, and has left a widow and family. FINANCE AND COMMERCE. Ofiicb of ihe EvF.Nnto Telkoraph, I Tuesday, January 22, 1867. i The Stock Market was very dull this morn ing, with the exception of Railroad shares, which continue the most active on the list. Reading Fold largely at 61i61j, a slight advance; Pennsylvania Railroad at 6fiM5(i, no change: Norristown at ti2, no chance; and Lehieb Valley at 62i. no cbanne; 128 was bid lor Camden and Amboy: 29 for Little Schuyl kill: 6Gi for Minehill; 29 for Elm ira common; 40 for preferred do.; 16 for Catawissa com mon; 291 for preferred do.; 30J for Phtla delphia and Erie; and 47 for Northern Central. City Passeneer Kailroad shares were un changed. Chesnut and Walnnt sold at 61; 19) was bid for Thirteenth and Fifteenth; 30 for Sprme and Pine; 14j lor llestonville; and 2GJ lor Girard Colleee. Government bonds were firmly held. July, 1806, 6-20s sold at 104,',, no chanee; and 7'3()s at 104i, no change; 107J was bid lor tis of 1881; and 9!)ii lor 10-40h. City loans were In fair demand. The new issue sold at 100 and old do. at 90 j. Bnns: shnres were in good demand for invest ment at full prices, but we hear of no sales. 139 was bid lor First National; 105 for Seventh National; 235 for North America; 152 for Phila delnbia; 60 for Commercial; 32 for Mechanics'; .r8 "tor Penn Towuship; 60 for GirarJ; 'i for City; and 67 for Commonwealth. In Canal fhares there was very little move ment. I.ehieh Navigation sold at 64V. 22? was bid tor Schuylkill Navigation common; 32J for preferred do.; 120 for Morris Canal preferred; 134 tor Susquehanna Canal; 66V for Delaware Division; and 62 for Wyoming Valley Canal. Quotations of Gold 14 A. M., 1363; 11 A. M., 130: 12 M., 136J; 1 P. M.. 1354, a decline of 1 on the closing price last eveninrr. The Morns Canal and Banking Company announces h semi-nunaal dividend of 6 per cent, on the preferred stock of the Compauy, and 3 i er cent, on the consolidated stock of the Com- I i ny, pavsble on aud alter the 6th o' February neyt. Philadelphia stockholders will receive their dividends at the office ot E W. ("lark A' i o. Thetianster books will remain closed till the 5th proximo. The h niton Coal Company announces a dividend of three per cent., free of State tax, payable on demand, The New Jersey Railroad Company has d clared a semi-annual dividend of five per cent., nee ol Uovernment tax. From St. Louis to S. Paul's by way of Macon City, is a route which asses through l be richest part ol the State of Missouri, ajd touches at nearly all the rapidly growine towns with which that country abounds. For some time a railroad has been in operation from St. Louis to North Missouri, extending 170 miles. It is now proposed to extend this road to the State of Iowa to the north, and to the junction of the Pacific Railroad at Leavenworth. To do ibip. a first moriuage of $0,000,000 worth of bonds, bearing 7 per cent., and payable In thirtv years, is to be placed upon the market. As this road is vouched for by Jay Cookc- V Co., who have despatched agents to ln vestigate the condition aud prospects of the Company, and who have reported favorably, nnd as we are assured that the $6,000,000 mort gage is secured by a road worth $10,0110,000, the investment is beyond all doubt a most advan tageous one. Messrs. Jay Cooke & Co. intend to sell the first $600,000 at 85 cents, so that the first who invest will receive 9 per cent, on their capital, and acfunlly receive back an increase1 of 20 percent. The loneth of the road will be .'180 miles, and the annual revenue will amount 1o $1,500,000. The opportunity presented our capitalists in one which they will not fail to seize uoon. so soon as the merits of the Invest ment can be investigated. PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALKS TODA1 Reported or De Haven & Bro., No. 40 S. Third street FIRST BOA ED. 100 eh Reading Railroad s5 51 J BEFORE BOARDS. f500U S 7 30s,Je.c.l04i 14 n Tenna K.Jots 66J &1000 do Jy..c.l04( 879sh do ....lots 6(3 5000 oo AuirsGHMj 200 bh do o 66i $2000 6-209 65cpJy..ll)4S 20 sh do 60J 3000 t a6a t'43 100 sh do. . sBOwn 6i :!( ClIV HA llfiW lOfl i 100 ah Hn fid! $0000 do. new Its. 1001 100 en Reading, 30 61 HU do Oil.. W,i 100 an do o 61 do.lots.soO. 61 $1000 PaH lstmt Cs s6 901 400 sh $1000 N Pa RCs 9;l i 100 en do 0.51 r0 15 eh Norristown. Is. 02 100 sh KIshLehN stk 64 V 100 sh 20sh l eh Vl. ...Its C2i 100 sh Csh Buck Jkltn.... 40 16 sh lOOshStNcbloal... lj fish 31 sh Cties & Wal.ls. 61 100 sh 6 sh Acad Music. .. 65 100 sh 1 sn Pen Da K.. .. 60 do 11 -611 do b30 612 do 61 do.trnsf Its 61 '. do e 611 do 613 do....b60.51-09 Messrs. De llaveu & Third street, report the Brother. No. 40 South following rates of en- ibansre to-day at 1 P. M.: American cold. 135A d ? 13G; Silver t,s and is, 130; Compound Interest .Notes, June, XHC4, 10(; do.. July, 1804, 10; do., August. 1804, 15.'.; do.. October. 1804, 14J; do., liettmbei, 18G4,"13j; do., May. 1805, 11.1: do., Aueust, 1805, 10; do., September. 1865, 10; do., October, 1805, 9 j. Messrs. William Painter & Co., bankers, No. r,C. South Third street, report the following rates of exchange to-dav at 12 o'clock: C. 8. 6s, 1881, coupon, 107J((l0K; U.S. 6-20, coupon, 18G2, 117J108J; do.. 1804, 105$106; do., 18G5, 100 (V1004: do., new, 1805, 1042lO4j; U. S. 10-40s, coupon. 99100; U. S. 7'30s, 1st series, 1044104',; do., 2d seriesk104J104V; 3d series. 104 J104j ; Compounds, December, 1801, LVft'lSL Philadelphia Trade Keport. Tuesday, January 22 lhe market Is fairly Mipphed with prime Cloversced, and this is the oulv inscription wanted. Small sales at C7'758 "5 t 01 lbs., the latter rate for recleanod. Choioe Timo thy commends 3 75'o4 per bushel. Flaxseed la taken on arrival by the crusher at 82 862'96. Tne last etie ot No. 1 Quorcl:ron Bark was at $35 t ton lhe Flour Market continues very quiet, there being no demand except from the home consumers, who purchase only enouirh to supply Immediate wants. Sales of a tew hundred bar els at88a8 76 iter barrel for superfine; $9,g,10 60 for extras; 1160'nl3 for common aDd cboioe Northwestern extra lamt'y ; 12tl4 for Pennsylvania and Ohio uo. do ; and 14 60a 17 lor lancv brands, according toquaity. Kve Flour is held firmly at $7 25 per barrel. Prtcee of Corn Meal are nominal. 1 he receipts of Wheat continue very small, and the stocks have become reduced to a very low figure, t here wa a air inquiry tor prime qualities but common grds were not wanted. We quote 'eon svlvania rea lit 2-76to310 Southern do. at 83 10;c.' o 20, and white at $3 20J 8 40. I he last sale e't 1'. nuevlvania Kye was at fcl 86 Corn is quiet, but prices remain without ehansre Hales of luuo basbols new yellow at 98o.(w$l for Peunsvlvauia nod Southern. Oats are scarce, aud in moderate lf quest. Nothing doing in Whisky. Trices are nominal. -The will of the late William Pollock, of PittsBeld. Massachusetts, bequeaths $25,000 to bis daughter, Mrs. Snow, and a large amount of personal property, with the use of the house uud land8, to his wife, who alo has tho income of one-hall their proceeds at anv time she chooses to sell them. Mrs. Pollock will also receive the income of on"-fifth of the estate dunn her life, and ths remaining four-tifths ate to be divided equally among the five children. The aggregate property to be disposed of will probably amount to 11,600,000. The will required between $600 tnd 1700 worth of revenue stamps. TMRP EDITION PERU AND BRAZIL. HOSTILE DE5I0NST RATIONS. A Peruvian Slave Obtains the Medal for Sculpture. Five Monitors to toe Constructed. Arrival of American Emigrants in Brazil Gohl Discovery in Uuliiii. Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Kte. New York, January 22. Advices from Rio Janeiro to the 23d of December, state that the Peruvian papers are very hostile in their tone towards Brazil, and it Is said a small body of troops have been sent to the frontier to guard against aggressions. Public meetings were being suppressed by the police in Pernambuco. A mulatto slave had carried off the medal for sculpture in tho Provincial Exposition. His statue was Cupid. Ile has received letters of manumission. The keels of five monitors have been laid on the Isla des Cobros, whose construction was formally inaugurated by the Emperor. Nearly five hundred troops and seamen have been despatched to the Paraguay. The long continued rains had done ranch damage to the roads and railways. Two hundred emigrants had arrived from New York, and four hundred more were ex pected. Though they were hosoitab!reeeived, complaint is made that they were not agricul turists, which is contrary to the stipulations betweeu the Packet Company and the Brazi lian Government. The collection of troops by draft and con scription in the provinces was progressing with rapidity. The cotton crop promises an increase. A discovery of rich gold and diamond wash ings in Bahia has been made. In Paraguay no fighting had occurred, except some exchanees of artillery firing. Two Brazilian vessels had entered Lake Piris and bombarded the extreme r'ght of the Para guayan army. A reported insurrection in Paraguay appears to be confirmed. A Paraguayan captain seized a depot, the garrison fraternizing with him, ann when Lopez sent a force to chastise him he retired to the mountains, and beat off the troops. A second attempt, with 600 men and two cannon, was repulsed with the loss of the cannon. At the last account the caotain had COO men, well victualled and supplied with munitions. The Iudlans on the northern frontier, taking advantage ot the absence of the men, were cruelly ravaging the unprotected villages in that section. EUROPEAN FINANCIAL. NEWS TO DAY. By Atlantic Cable, Lokdo.-:, January 22 Noon. United States Five-twenties are quoted this morning at 72J.. Illinois Central shares, 80J. Marine Disasters. New York, January 22. Arrived Ship Oneiza, Irom Calcutta. She was cut through by the floating ice In the harbor this mornins, und was run ashore, wlh eleven feet of water in the bold. Arrived Barque George S. Hunt from Ha vana. Mot ot her crew are badly frost-bitten. Arrived Ship Samuel Russell. Some of her crew are badly frozen. Brig Blue Wave, from Kingston, Jamaica, on the 7th instant, fell in witb the brig George E. Maltby, from Demarara for Bath, in a slnktng condition, and took from ber the captain and crew, nine in number, and) brought them to this port. From Illinois. Monmouth, January 22. U. S. Wicr & Co.'s Cultivator manufactory was destroyed by fire yesterday. The loss is $50,000; insured for $15,000. Markets by Telegraph. New York, January 'ii. Stocks dull and lower. Chicago and ttock island. 99 ; Keadintr, 102 : Can. tn Company, 46; Erie. 64); Cleveland and Toledo, 120; Cleveland and Pittsbunr, 89; Pictsbur and iortWaynp. 963; Michigan Central, 106; Michigan outhern, 78 J: New York Central, 108: Illinois Central serin, 116j; Cleveland prelemd, M; Virgi nia 6, 69; Missouri 6, 93; Hudson Hirer, 127; U. 8. hive twenhe 108; len-fortie, 104j. Sterling Ex. chance. 109j; Sight Kichauge. 110ft; Go d, In con sequence of the passage of the Uold bill, is quoted at ja6j. Sale of Stocks and Real Estate. The following properties were sold by M. Thomas &Son, at the Philadelphia Exchange, commenc ing at MKn, to-day; ' MX) shares Bingham Mining and Lumbering Co. tl-75 VliNhareii Central National Bank 11 to S1(H) Del. Mutual Ins Co scrip. 1864 87X oia. 10ft aharei Alluntown Roll ng Mill, par S50 34 00 1 abate in the Mercantile Llbraiy T'it 1 share Plitla. a tlieoivuin, paid up to lht8 11 -ftO 10 aharea American Autl Incrustation MHO a MM) boud Union Leanue. 4 per com not aold. S00 share Mount Farm Coal and OH Co W cents. i valuable lots. Oxfor i rond.1 veutr-thlrd Ward itii Ot two-story dwe.llnga corner ot rort -a eeond and Powelton avrnua 4900-00 3 dwelling), No. 1M3 1615 and 1517 Kac atreet ttvO Oil avern and dwelling. No. 251S Caliowhlll treat not ao'd. Dwelling. Ho. -m Madloo atreet IftOOw Vealdeuoe, N. W. oor. ol Mnuiccmh and Arch atreeta not sold. 8 lots of ground. Twenty bilh Ward 1470 v0 . Tbree-atory brick dwelling. Mo. UO Bradford irset 1450-flf Irredeemable ground rent. SSI a year 5"? Irredeemable ground rent, tl'20 ear 1W', . Dwelling, So.iil M. thirteenth atreet notaold. Slight Fibe. A slight Are occurred In the carpenter shop, Juvenal street, above wal nut, this morning about half-past 12 clock. Damage Immaterial.