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JL I n I I Pf VOL. VIII-No. 136. PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1867. DOUBLE SHEETTHREE CENTS. JN THE YOUNQ AND RISING GENERA liON, the vegetative powers ol life are strong, but In a few yean bow often the pallid hue, tbe lack lustre eye, and emaciated form, and tbe Impossi bility of application to mental eflort, show their baneful Influence. It soon becomes evident to tbe Observer tbat aome depressing Influence Is checking tbe development of the body I In Females, the beautiful and wonderful period In which badyaad mind undergo so fascinating a change from child to woman, is looked for with anxiety, aa the first Symptom in which Nature Is to show her saving power In diffusing the circulation, and visiting the Cheek with tbe bloom of health. Alas 1 Increase of appetite bas grown by what it is fed on, and the energies of tbe system are prostrated, and the whole economy is deranged. Consumption Is talked of; tbe powers of tbe body, too much en'eoblod to give r.est to healthful and rural exercise, thoughts are turned Inward upon themselves. Tbe parent's heart bleeds in anxiety, and fancies the grave but waiting for Its victim. IIELMBOLD'S EXTRACT BUCUU, F3R WEAKNESS, Arising from Excesses or Early Indiscretion, Attended with tbe following symptoms: Indisposition to Eiertlon, Loss of Power, Lops of Memory, DlOlculty of Breathing, General Weak ness, Horror ol Disease, Weak Nerves, Trem bling. Dreadful Horror of Death, Night Sweats, Cold Feet, Wakefulness, Dim ness of Vision, Languor, Universal Lassitude of the Muscular Sys tem, often Enormous Appe tite with Dyspeptic Symp toms, Ho) Hands, Flushing of tbe Body, Bryness of the Skin, Pallid Countenance and Eruptions on tbe Face, Pain In the Back, Heaviness of the Eyelids, frequedtly Black Spots Flying before the Eyes, with Temporary Suffusion and Loss of Sight, Want of Attention, Great Mobility, Restlessness with Horror of Society. Nothing is more, desirable to such patients than eolltude, and nothing they more dread for lear of themselves, no repose of manner, no earnestness, no speculation, but a hurried transition from one ques tion to another. ' These symptoms, if allowed to go on-whloh this medicine Invariable removes soon follow LOSS OF POWER, FATUITY, AND EPILEPTIC FITS, In one of which the patient may expire. During the superintendence oi Dr. Wilson, at the Bloomlogdale Asylnm, this sad result occurred to two patients. Beason bad for a Ime left them, and both died of Epilepsy. Who can say that those excesses are not frequently followed by those dlrelul diseases, . INSANITY AND CONSUMPTION f The records of the INSANE ASYLUMS, and the melancholy deaths by CONSUMPTION", bear ample witness to the truth of these assertions. In lunatlo asylums the most melancholy exhibition appears. The countenance Is actually sodden and quite desti tute neither mirth nor grief ever visits it. Should a sound of tbe voice occur, It Is rarely articulate. "With woful measures, wau despair, Low, sullen sounds bis grief beguiled," While we regret the existence of tbe above dUeases and symptoms, we are prepared to offer an invaluable gilt ol chemistry, for the removal of tbe consequences, IIELMBOLD'S. HIGHLY CONCENTRATED FLUID EXTRACT OF BUCIIU. There is no Tonic Like it! a M Is the anchor of hope to the surgeon aud patlent( and Ik Is Is the testimony of all who have wed or pre scribed It. Sold by all tbe Druggists. Price, i-25 per bottle, or iix bottles lor fi'30, de livered to any address. Principal Depot, . . IIELMBOLD'S DRUG AND CHEMICAL WAREHOUSE, , . No. 594 BROADWAY, Metropolitan Hotel, New York.B Ask for Helmbold's. Take no other. Beware f Cenaterfelts. FIRST EDITION THE LATEST NEWS. Execution of a Murderer. The Storms In the West ladles. Virginia Reconstruction Convention. To-Day's European Advices. (Etc., Kte., ICte., Kte., Bt., Kt, THE GALLOWS. Execution of Peter Chrllmta at St. Louis Bungling of tbe Kxecatloner. Bt. Louis, Deo. 6. Peter Chrlsman was exe cuted At half-past 11 o'clock tliiH morning la tbe county Jail-yard, la presence of tl fly-odd spec tators, lor the murder of Edward Ross aud mod, near 1st. Louis. He died ratu)r hardly, owim to tbe noose slipping after be bad dropped, but In forty minutes life was extinct. Previous to tbe execution and before leaving his cell.UIirls man began to change countenance and grow pale, losing somewhat the stolid lndiderenoe manifested since bis arrest. He said be did Dot It now what made him kill Mr. Ross; tbat they had a little fuss that evening, and he felt mad; l hat after kllllDg Mr. Koss be went out Into the yard and walked around there a little while, and then went back and killed the little boy. He did not know what made him kill the boy. When asked If he feared the boy would Inform on him, he said he expected that was the reason. He said be did not look for any money; tbat the confused state of tbe furniture and other articles In the room was Just tbe same as it was In the evening: that he took the clothing because be wanted some clothes to wear, and tbe horses and wagon because Mr. Ross owed him forty dollars, and bethought tbe tram would about pay him. He was not afraid of being caught, and did not drive fust. The place where he was arrested Is only twelve miles from the city. When asked why he did not go further, so the officers would not catch him, he said he thought that was far enough. When asked If he expected to get ott without being hung, be said he did not know. The lallor stated that upon entering the cell he bas frequently found the prisoner pros trated upon tbe bed, with his faoe down, fu an attitude of extreme dejection; and the lallor seemed to think that there was a sort of pride about him which led him to conceal his emo tions before strangers by assuming the mean ingless sralle and Inexpressive manner before spoken of. On reaching the scnffold, supported by a priest, Chrlsman was silenfand hardly spoke a word. He jwas very pale, and during tbe reading of the death-warrant trembled sligbtly. His confessor spoke to him constantly, and asked him If be had anything to say. He replied in the negative, and two minutes after tbe Marshal gave the signal, and the body of Chrlsman was suspended by the neck, The deed for which he was executed was one or the most diabolical murders reoorded. aud the execution was richly deserved. WEST INDIES. Thirty Lives Lost at St. Thomas The United States Consulate Oiflce in ftulns A Trading Steamer Wrecked a' lie Earthquake at Jamaica. Havana, Dee. 6 The advices from Santiago are dated last night. Tbe steamship Cacique was expected from St. Thomas, It Is known that thirty persons lost their lives by tbe earth quake shock at tbat Island. The house of the United States Consul was destroyed, and Is In ruins. The steamship Ueckea was total!? lost during ie convulsion, and her engineer 1 drowned. At Saba tbe sulphurous or volcaulo Giupt ions which prevailed during the continu ance of tbe earthquake sbooks ceased soon after tbelr subsidence. A very severe shook of earth quake was felt at Kingston, Jamaioa, on the lain or jNovemoer, out we nave uau no reports here of Us effects. HONDURAS. Grand Immigration Scheme Railroad from Trujjlllo to Oomsysgnt, ' Havana, Deo. 5. A company is being formed In the Republic of Honduras to promote Immi gration. They propose to establish three large colonies at Sarraguera. Olanoho. and Olau cblto. All of these districts are salubrious and productive. The oash capital of theoompany is ten millions of dollars. They propose, more over, to construct a railroad from Trujilloto Comayagua, via the Yoro mines; also to dredge and canalize the river Goasooran. They pro pose to engage chiefly In the cultivation of grain, olives, and grapes, and to raise sheep and propagate tbe silkworm. The Government and planters are favorable to tbe scheme, which, it Is expected, will be Inaugurated in March next. m VIRGINIA. Proceedings of the Reconstruction. Cm ventlon The School Question The Repeal of the Cotton Tax. Washington, Deo. 6. I learn from Rich mond, Vs., that very little business of Import ance.was transacted to-day In the Constitu tional Convention. Standing Committees on Privileges and Elections were appointed. A committee af thirteen was appointed to report to the Convention the best praotlcal mode of Frocedure In the formation of a Constitution, Deluding the number and duties of standing committees necessary for the proper perform ance of the business of tbe Convention. The following resolution was referred to the Com mittee on Eduoutlon, to be appointed Keiolved, That the Committee on Education, when amioliited.be Instructed to Inaulre Into aud renort upon the propriety of establishing such a system of puniic scuoois, as snau ecure to tne youth or Vir ginia, of all classes, the advantage of a primary edu cation. , A resolution that the Commltteeon Privileges and Elections be Instructed to ascertain If there be any members of the Convention who are disfranchised by tbe receut acts of Congress known bb the Reconstruction acts, and tbat tbey report their names, if any, to this Uoaveu lion as soon as practicable, was adopted. A resolution that the privileges of the floor of this bouse be extended to Ma. or-uenerai Heuo field and staff, and that be be requested to honor tbe Convention with his presence as often as he may find it convenient, was adopted, and a conv was sent to heada darters. A resolution was offered by Mr. Platte that a committee of five be appointed by tbe Chair to reoommend to the Couventlou some plan of notion by which Its Influence may be exercised by obtalultig the Immediate removal of the pre sent tax on cotton. He was very anxious to get It through, as he said he was personally Inte rested In the matter. A conservative member moved to amend by adding the words "whiskv and brandy" at tbe end of the resolution, but afterwards withdrew It. The resolution was laid on tbe table. The Convention bas adjourned until aionuay. Murder In Chesterfield County A Man Thrown Uowa tne snsii or a tuoaipit. Washington. Deo. 6. I am informed from Richmond tbat a white man was murdered last nlirhtat lirlubl Hope Coalpits, in Chesterfield county, Va., by being thrown down a shaft one thousand feet aeep. jus nuiraerer eocupeu. THE CHOLERA. a 1 . h Ihln TrA llrnu.h.m from Hamburg with the Disease on Board k Ar a. Th.i MAti.iik, wTnrvaa annnunh la art nnlver- ally dreaded, and whose appearance 1m gene rally the precursor Of a harvest ( tlelU the cholera does not, as many suppose, confine bis wanderings and ravages to warm weather, but eaperly accepts any aud every passing Invita tion to stalk Into the midst of the crovds that render easy bin approach, and does not leave them before giving some substantial tokens of bis presence. The ship Lord Brougham, from ITatnburg, ar rived at quarantine yesterday morning, after a rnssageof forty-eight daya. with some twenty of he passengers sick with genuine Aslatle cholera. The Deputy Health Officer ol the port. Dr. Keed, boarded the vessel, aud, after a thorough examination, ordered her to be an chored in the lower bay, and the sick passen gers to le transferred to the hospital ship Illi nois. Tbe ship Lord Brougham left Hamburg with a 'crew ol elghleeu and a passenger Hut showing three hundred and eighty three passengers, all in the steerage. When but two days at sea symptoms of the cholera became manifest among the pan sen gets, and from tbat time uutll within eight days of the arrival of the vessel at this port, the disease raged with terrible effect, car rylngrfTno less than seventy-five persons, in some cases entire families, and prostrating a score or more, who still lie In a precarious con dition. The captain of tbe vessel, Mr. Jorgensen, reports that the weather during the voynge.and especially during the early part, was remark ably fine and warm; and Ibis, no doubt, accele rated tbe spread of the disease. The ship sailed without a physician, fio that when the Infection became known tbe efforts made to check its progress were crude and Ineffective, ami the mortality Increased from day to day until the weather became colder. Tbe health officers of the port state that this Is the worst case tbat has como uuder their notice, or, in fact, the wwst that has ever oc curred. The steamer Eogland, in the summer of lbUU. when tbe cholera excitement was so great , had on board a crew of one hundred and twenty-two and nine hundred and twelve pas sengers, and yet, In warm weather and among so many, there were but forty-eight deaths previous to the arrival of the vessel at Halifax, although a great many died while the vessel remained at that port. On tbe Virginia, In the same season, with a passenger list of one thousand and forty-three and a crew of oue hundred and ten, there were but thirty-eight deaths. All this tends to show that the disease whtoh prevailed on board of the Lord Brougham must have been fearfully malignant, and Ibis sup position Is supported by the fact that many of those who were attacked lived only a couple of hours after the first symptoms were manifested. Had a competent physician been attached to the vessel, there can be no doubt that the mor tality would have been much less, although, perhaps, tbe breaking out of tbe disease could not bj avoided. The ship Is clean and roomy; the pnRNengei s were by no means crowded, aud the origin of the disease must, therefore, have been among the passengers themselves, or must have been conveyed In their clothing and bag gage. Those who are at present suffering, It Is sup posed will recover, and no further mortality may be looked for. We give a list of those who died during the voyage, from which It will be seen that the mortality principally was among children and persons beyond tbe middle period of life. It will also be seen that several fami lies have been carried off. Husbands, wives and children In two or three cases, mothers and tbelr children and fathers and their chil dren In others. Tbe entire affair suggests that there Is a fearful lack of care and disregard for proper precautionary measures somewhere, and the matter being thus forcibly brought to publlo notine, should be fully investigated. A. Y. Herald. Whereabouts of ex-Confederate Generals We learn, from a letter to the Houston Tele graph, that Maior-General J. G. Walker, of Walker's old division, is at Versailles, Wood lord county, Ky. He writes, In a private letter: "I have brought out from England a full set of steam agricultural Implements, and dealgn, during the coming season, cultivating a farm of some few hundred acres with them.'7 General M. Jeff. Thompson, now In New Orleans, will return North, and continue to solicit capitalists to take stock In a company in New Orleans, which was organized last spring, for the pur pose ol lightening vessels over the bar at the mouth of the Mississippi river by means of camels. General Hlndmau is President of the Iron Mountain Railroad, In Missouri. General Marmaduke Is engaged In the commission and lorwarding business In St. Louis. General For. rest Is at his home in Memphis. General Ma cruder Is at present lu Baltimore. General Longstreet bas been, in New York. General W igfall is in London, engaged In active paying pursuits. So is Mr. Benjamin, who is practising law. General E. Klrby Smith Is at the bead of an Institution of learning In Kentucky, which Is under tbe control or the episcopalians. General Buckner Is the President of the Commercial Insurance Company in New Orleans. General Bragg is at tne neaa oi tne City Water Works of New Orleans. General fagan is practising nis proiession (,iaw in Little Rock. General Hawthorn Is in the Bra zilian army, with the rank of Colonel. General Joe Johnston bas resigned nis position as rresi dentof a Railroad Company, and Is at present travelling lu the North and East. General Beauregard Is still President of the New Or leans and Jackson Railroad, headquarters In New Orleans. General Dick Taylor Is making money with his canal contract in New Orleans. Generals Wirt and Dan. Adams are also en gaged in business in JMew orieaus. bo are about fifteen other Major and Brigadier Con federate Generals, including Maury, Wheeler, etc. General Shelby Is In or near St. Loujs. Munificent Bequest of $900,000 to Water bury, tJonn. Prom the Hartford Courant, Nov. 30. Mr. Silas Bronson. who died at the St. Nicho las Hotel In New York on Monday last, was a native of what Is now Mlddlebury In this Stale. We are informed on undoubted autnority that lie leaves an estate estimated at more than a million of dollars, and that by bis will he gives to the city of Waterbury 8200,000 for a publlo library. To each of twenty-live nephews and nieces ne oeqaeaius eio.uvu. ah mere are no residuary legatees, tbe remainder of bis pro perty will go to his heirs at law, who are his iirothera and Bisters or their representatl ves. There were six brothers and sisters, three of whom, we Deueve, are living, uneoi me latter is the wife of Jonathan Blake, of Winchester. Another sister lives in Slmsbury. This will five Waterbury the most munificently endowed ibrary in the State. That thriving city is greatly to be congratuiateu, ana it win uoiu me memory of Mr. Bronson lu eternal honor. A Woman Shot In Rutland, Vt. On Tuesday afternoon last, as a girl named Annie Dougherty was staudlug on the railroad traek near her father's house in Rutlaud, Vt., she was approached by a young desperado, named William Long, aged seventeen, who addressed ber In insulting language; where upon she called him a liar, and dared htm to repeat bis remarks, saying that If he did she would slap him. The language was repeated, whereupon she stepped up to him and admin istered a blow on the side of bis face, when be taking effect in the abdomen of the girl, passing through ber Intestines, aud lodging Just under the skin of ber back near the spine. The girl was alive on Wednesday evening, but very little hope Is entertained by the doctors of her recovei v. Younir Lone, who says he lives in Mount Holly, lied to the woods, but was caught by an officer aud posse of citizens, and now lies in Rutland Jail, awaiting the result of tbe girl's injuries. A Ton of Stiver Bricks. Our city was cheered this morning by the -I.. t. . - m . . . k...lllnn Heiilr U from Bigut oi more iuau a vou vi uun. - - the reduction works of Mr. Oullom, on Bear creek, a branch of Snake river, about a none and a half from Monteauma, in Summit county. tt o BiHiue iioi long since ui iu iuih-. -ol Mr. Cullom's works. Since then he made a run oi one neartn, Wltn tne auovu mu. twelve hours 1475 pound of ore were smelted down, giving 825 pounds of rneUl lead and sil ver. This has not yet been asaved, but is sup- wocu iaj iMiuiaiu iroru e-'xw fco - --- silver. The bars were deposited In the brsnon mint in this oily. They number elgbty-turee, and tbe total Weight is about XAJO pound. Tbe ore reduoed wan from tbeOowkMKK lode, SECOND EDITION FROM WASHINGTON TO-DAY. Proposed Changes in Phila delphia Offices. Arrival of Cenoral Shorman. The Officers of ttc Senate. 3Jv. IT o rnoy'n l'oHltlon-. Bt., Ktc, Etc., Etc., KtM Kti LBPfcCIAL DESPATCHES TO XVENIUd TBLBOBAFB. Washington, Dec. 7. The Senate Offices. It bas transpired that, at the Senatorial cancus yesterday, relative to the Sergeant-at-Aims, several Senators expressed the opinion that a change in the Secretary of the Senate was necessary, but no new candidate was pro posed In connection with theofQoe. The opposition to Mr. Forney found vent In this way, but it is not known yet whether any steps will be taken to execute the wishes of Senators in this regard. The objection to Mr. Forney seems to be on ac count of bis connection with newspapers, which some Senators think incompatible' with the duties which the Secretary owes to the Senate, and they maintain that the office should be held by a person free from suoh associations. Of course tbia.obJeclion is a mere nominal one. The real Intention is to try and get Forney out, but as yet bis opponents have not agreed upon any plan of operation. Philadelphia Federal Officers. Another candidate for Assessor of theSeoond District has turned np In Charles Humphries, formerly Assistant Assessor under Sweeney. Humphries Is a radical Republican, and It is thought he can be nominated and con firmed, with O'Neill's consent, In consideration of Sam Randall baying a Democrat confirmed as Collector of the First District, in plaoe of Abel, the present Incumbent, who It seems does not give satisfaction to bis Democratic friends, and they are demanding his removal. Collect tor Alexander Cummlngs, of the Fourth Dis trict, is also here, and It Is hinted tbat some of his opponents are trying to hare him re moved. Arrival of General Sherman. General Sherman arrived this morning from Cleveland via New York. He Is In fine health, lie called first on General Grant, and had a long interview, after, which he "went to the White House, but the President being engaged, did not see him, when the General left hlicord. Tk West India. DlM.ttr. No additional particulars have yet been re ceived at the Navy Department concerning ihe Monongahela and De Soto disaster. IMPEACHMENT. t Is Decisively Defeated. SPECIAL DESPATCH TO THE EVKNISO TELEGRAPH. Washington, Dec. .7 The House of Repre sentatives has just defeated the last hopes of the Impeaching faction by the decisive vote -of 107 navsto 66 jew. It may be regard 3d as a definite and final settlement of the question. Markets by Telegraph. Hiw Tobk. Dec 7. Stocks very dull. Chicago and Tl 1 . T I . 1 fir. 7 TJAHI.m L ' . f I n n . it .... .r t I .... 1 .. ,i II. ...... M ! 1 . .' I , ' . Cleveland and Pittsburg. 82ft: Pittsburg and Fort Wayne, OT?,; allcliisan Ueuiral, nSi Miouigan uoom em, Hu,'; Mew York Cebtral, IMS,; Illinois Central, Is-Vb. uumDeriana prererrea, izn; jaissuun os, do ,; Hudson Klver, lWtH: U.S. Flve-twentien, 18U2, 107 do. 1864. 1(4': do. 1866. 106). Ten-forties. 101'.: beven-thlr- tles, l47i. Hold, 187, Money, 7 per cent. Exchange nominal. The shipment of specie to-day for Europe was i.o.tw, Tbe Agricultural Report, The Actine Commissioner ot Atrrlculture. John W. Stokes, makes several suggestions in nis report, congress, ne tninics, suouia "de vise come plan lor facilitating mo early con 81 ruction of n ship canal for the transportation of Western products irom tne lutes to the ocean, or for the! building ot a double track railway, open to all, forwarding on equal terms, and supported dv an equitaDie system or tons.' He urgently advises the rescinding of the cotton tax, inasmuch as it Is "disastrous and disheartening in tbe extreme." The cattle plapue or rinderpest naving disappeared in Europe, he advocates the repeal or moditicatloa of the law prohibiting the importation of cattle. CODgTets should, ne asserts, increase the com pensation of the Commissioner of Agriculture, inasmuch as the preseat salary is entirely inade quate, lie deprecates the introduction or coolies for cotton production. "Such labor," he asserts, "is one killed, and far inferior to neero labor, and will add to tbe complications produced by tbe jealousies and prejudices of races widely dllTerirg tu character, taste, and traditional customs." Tbe wool-prowing interest, he tells us, involv ing a capital of hundreds of millions, and un derlying tbe prosperity of American agriculture in a degree scarcely appreciated by farmers tbemfelvee, has been saved from threatened an nihilation by tbe action of Congress in placing a duty upon the foreign article equivalent to the internal taxation enduied by the wool growers. From January 1 to May 6, 1867, 42,123 plants, ehrubs, etc., were distributed from the Experi mental and Propagating Departments ot tho Agricultural Department, and reached every State and Territory In the Union. Shocking Kerosene Accident A lady Burned to Death, and her Infant Seri ously Injuredt On Thursday morning the wife of William H. Miller, residing In Cbesnut street, near Lex ington avenue, .Eastern District, while trim ming ber kerosene lamps, accidentally let oue of them tail upon a hot stove, when the fluid immediately loos: fire, and enveloped her in a sheet of flame. In that condition Mrs. Miller took ber lniant from its cradle, and then ran Into tbe street. Arrlvlngthere, her agony be came so great tbat she dropped ber babe, and ran a short distance, acreamlng for help. Two gentlemen Immediately ran to ber rescue, and wrapping an overooat and a horse-blanket around her, succeeded Id extinguishing ber Burning olotblng. They then removed ber to ber residence, and summoned surgical aid, when Itwas found that her Injuries must prove fatal. The unfortunate lady lived lu great agony until yeaterday morning, when death relieved ber. The babe la so severely burned that He recovery la oousidered doubtful. jf jr. rm. CHARLES DICKENS. rinse of the Remain; In Iloitea-Ur, Dickens to Arrive In Aevr York To-Day.! Boston, Deo. 6 This evening Mr. Dickens nave the last of the series of readings an nounced for this city. It comprised Little Doni bey and the ricHwlok Trial. Nearly a 1 readeis of fiction know well the spirit of touching tenderness that pervades those chap ters ol 'Dombey A Son" which recount tue life and death of Little I'aul. No piece could more lest a reader in the finer requirements of his art In the less striking Iransltfbns from vein to vein, where nothing Is extravarant and where there is no possible op porinnlty to take refuge In the broad and easy appeals to applause. In no piece baa Dickens bten more successful. His voice, flexible and sensitive in the highest degree, presents the general narrative, the speech of Little Haul and Flroenoe, with the most natural feeling, and runs by such an easy How In'o the qualntness of Toots tbat it Is impossible to analyze how the change has come over us or to say where we began to leel the disposition to Indulge such laughter as the character provokes. It U a rarer ability to be able ttiread this piece up to its proper standard than to write it. It was re ceived wilb a deep attention that was full of sympathy with lis spirit. Dombey was followed by the Pickwick Trial, the only repetition in the course. No piece could better bear repetition, certainly, than the one In which we meet such staunch favor ites as Weller and Winkle, or look upon the be wlldered gravity of Justice Stnrelelgh. Thus closed the ISoston readings. Mr. Dickens will leave for New York to-morrow, in order to be comfortably bestowed aud well rested for his appearance on Monday night. If. Y. Herald. The United States Amy. The army register for this year Is Just out. It bears date AuguBt 1, 18G7. The regular army at that time consisted of 1 general, 1 lieutenant general, 6 malor-generals, 88. colonels, 103 lieutenant-colonels, 291 majors, 2528 other com missioned officers of various graies, and 51,005 enlisted men; making the entire strength of the regular army 64,641. Tbe major-generals, according to rank, are Halleck, Mease, Sheri dan, Thomus, and Hancock; the ten brigadier generals, according to rank,' are McDowell, Cooke, Pope, Hooker. Bchotield, Howard, Terry, Ord, Canby, and Rousseau. Besides these there are brigadier-generals as follows: Raw lins, chief of staff; Thomas, Adjutant-General; Meigs, Quartermaster-General; iikin, Comrais-6nry.-Gcneral; Barnes, 8urgeou-General; Bnce, Paymaster-General; Humphreys. Chief Engi neer; and Dyer, Chief ol Ordnance. Colonel K. B. Marcy is the ranking Inpector-General, and Colonel A. J. Meyer, Chief Signal Officer. There are twenty officers in. tho Adjotant-General's Department, twenty-nine in the Subsistence Department, and two hundred and twenty-two in the Medical Department, besides hospital stewards. Tbe army is organized with ten regi ments of cavalry, five ot artillery, and forty-five of infantry. Robert M. Donglaa and Stephen A. Douglas, Bona of Senator Donglas, have been In the city for several days past, being on a visit to their relatives in this mate. The first Mrs. Donglas was the daughter of Mr. Robert Martin, of Rockingham county, in this State. Robert Martin Donglas is nineteen years of age and Stephen A. is seventeen. Raleigh (iV. C.) Standard. The Athens (Ga.) Watchman tells of a most extraordinary yield of corn two hun dred bushels and twelve quarts from one acre. It was raised In Richland District, South Caro lina, by Dr. Parker. finance" and commerce. Office of thb Evening Telsoraph, Bat u relay, Deo. 7. 1867. ' Jay Cooke & Co. have issued, for the conve nience and information of the people, a circular describing the various issues of Government securities which are now in the market. It is concise, yet full, and as it is;of general interest, we give it in full: 6o'sl, dated la 1861, and pavable 20 years from January 1 and July 1 of tbat year; hence their name. Tbey are due A. D. 18H1. Interest oa thein 1st) per cent. In gold, p;able January l and July 1. Old &-20. called old because tbey were the first of these popular bonds Issued, and designated 6-20 from tbe time tbey have to run. Tbey bear date May l, lhtil. .Redeemable after May 1, 18t7; payable May 1, ii-82. interest at t per cent, la KOld, payable My und November 1. Tbe Ceonon B mds of tbls Issue sell higher tban tbe otber 6-2it because, having been tbe tiret to be placed upon tbe foreign market and largely sold abroad, ibey are always In demand for remit tance and Investment there, b-'Ms of 18M, Issued November 1, 1864, redeemable alter November 1, 1869, payable November l, last lu-ure.-teper cent, la gola, payable May and Novem ber 1. 6-20 of 1863, November Istue. These bonds bear date November 1, 1863, redeemable after November 1, 1870, payable November 1, 1885. Interest s percent Id gold, payable Way and November 1. Tbe Coupon Bouds of tbls issue beginning to be sought after In tbe English market, tbey bear a higher premium generally than tbe bonds ol 18M. fr-20s of 1865, July Istue. These Bonds are Issued In exchange for T'iMis converted, and bear date July 1, 186S, redeemable after July 1, 1870 payable July 1, 1885. Interest S per cent. In gold, payable January laud July 1. 6-208 of 1867, Issued also In exchange for T'SOs con verted, dated July 1, 1867, redeemable after July I, 1872, and payable July 1, 1887, lnlertst 6 per cent. In gold pavable January 1 and July 1. 10-40 iondt, bearing this name from the cumber of years for which tbey are issued; being redeemable after ten years, and payable forly years Irom March 1, 1864. Interest at 6 per cent. In gold, payable on the and fllioo Coupon Bonds, and ouall tbe Registered, March 1 and Hepiember 1; aud on the 1V0 and oOs Coupons, yearly on March 1. June. 7-so Kotet, dated June 15, 1R65, payable three years from date or convertible at the option of the holder inio o-w year .nonas, iiviuk tug sum it-mures as tbe old b 2os, only commencing to run Juue 15, 1868. Tbe interest on these Treasury notes la at the rate of 7 MO per cent, per annum In currency, being 1 cent a day on each M) and payable June 15 and December 15. July 7 3-10 A'ottt, Hauie as tbe June issue, excepting thai the Uovernmeat reserves tbe right to pay the liiteretit at any time at 6 percent, in gold, instead of 7 8-10 in currency, convertible three years from llieir date, viz., July 10, 1868, Into 6-208. Interest payable July 15 and January 15. U.S. furtfle. HaUroad Thirty Yenr Bond. These are Issued by the Government te the Companies char tered by Congress to construct railroads to the Pacific, and on the completion of twenty miles of track at the rate of sixteen thouiand dollars to the mile, interest at a per cent. In currency, and payable January and July 1 and 16. Tliev are redeemable thirty years from Ihe dales of their Issue, and are all All the gold-bearing Bonds are Issued either Coupon or Registered. All the Coupon Bonds are Issued In denominations of fio, H0. t0o. audloou; HeglktereU the same, wltn 15000 and t'O.eou, . . I he 7 3-10 Notes are Issued In sums of 150, 100, $500, looo, 1000. all with Couions attached. Any Coupon Bonds lllbe exchanged by the Gov ernment for itegiaterad ot the same Issue, The Stock Market opened very dull this morning-, and prices were unsettled and drooping. Government loaas were a fraction lower. 101J was bid for 10-40; 112 for 6s of 1881; 104J for June7-30s; 107 lor 't2 6-20s; 104J for '64 6-20s; 105, for '65 5-20a ; BDd 1074 lor July, 'C5, 5-20i. City loans were unchanged; the new issue boll at 0'JGi9J. and old do. at 95, iuterest ott. Kiitirniid shares continue the most active on the list. BeadiDK sold at 47, no change; Pennsyl vania Railroad at 4Jid4uj, a sngnt decline; Camdpn and Ambov at l'iol. decline of 1; Cata- wispa preferred at 23, no change, and Lehigh, Valley at 51, no change. 25 was bid for Little Bob uy lk ill; 64 lor Norrlstownt 324 'or North Pennsjlvania; and 27 fer Philadelphiaand Erie. City Passeoger Bailroad shares were firmly held.'. Second and Third sold at 75; and Green and Coatee at 30, no change; C5 was bid for Tenth and Eleventh; lt lor Thirteenth ana Fifteenth; 26 for Spruce and Pine; 444 for Cbesnut and Walnut; 64 for West Philadelphia; 104 for Iiestonvllle; and 2C lor Girard College. Bank shares were in good demand for Invest ment at full prices. Mechanics' ""Id at 30. no change; 10'i was bid for Be ventb National; 150 lor Philadelphia; 624 for Commercial; 100 for Konthwark; 65 for uirarJ: 30 for Manufacturers'; 69 for tltjj 66 for Cora Exchange; aud0 lor UliiOBU . Canal shares were dull and lower. Lebiu Navigation sold at 30rt30j, a decline of 4. 13 was Did for Schuylkill Navigation common; 22f tor preferred do.; 87 for Morris Canal preferred; 11 for Susquehanna Canal; 60 for Delaware Division; and 36 for WToming Valley Cimal. Quotations of Gold 10 A. M., 137 j ; 11 A. Af, 137; 12 M., 136 : IP. M.. 13GJ -a ducline of oa the closing price last evening. The Cincinnati Gaiette of Wednesday says; "The money market Is again working Into a very' stringent condition. There Is a heavy drain ot cur rency to the country to move the hog crop, and tbe demand for loans from the pork packing interests, aa well an oilier branches of business, seemi to be In creasing Kemlttances Irom tbe country are mostly in exchange, so tnat the supply of curreany la not InrreaMd by them, while checking Is heavy, and balances are running down. Kates of in terest do not seem to be much of an object with borrowers; the getting of money Is tbe piinclpal thing, aud tbe price they have to Py for It of secrndary Importance. Those who are fortunate enough to have had a good bank account lu the past are accommodated to a limited extent at HMI2 'f cent., but moner Is worth and readily brings lu the open market lfi$ll V cent, on firnt-class commercial paper. There is a demand for money on call at 10 cent., but there Is not much loaned In Hint way. Exchange Is In bn'ter supply, tbe receipts of merchants tor collections being largely lu tbls shape, aud rates declined l-lOHOOo. discount, buy ing, and part selling. Depositors were generally allowed &oc. discount, but few dealers cared to buy In any considerable amounts at better than 1-10 dis count. Transactions between bankers occurred at 750. discount. The N. T. Tribune this morning gays: "Money on call ts 67 per cent., and In good sup ply. Commercial paper sells slowly, and at high rates when not first-clans. Backs are alspoeed ta rat prudence, especially those which during tbe summer never received less than 7 per cent for their loans, many of which have failed to be paid at alt." A New Orleans letter mokes tho following allusions to the trade ot that city: "Tbe continued stringency of money, and Ihe Ina bility to negotiate from Memphis oa time, have ena bled a few men to do a very handsome business this season so far. With ready money shipments are con trolled by an advance of three-fourths the net cost. Tbls Is a very handsome operation, as tne commission Is about t2-4o to 12 60 per bale. There bas been a mar gin of $7'5o to 110 per nale between here and there. "Money, ready money la needed to build a good' business. Hereafter, all advances will be made upon riroduce ready for market. Tbe disastrous results of wo years' working by the old method of advauces bas about finished most ot the factors, or so ham pered their funds that they are unable to take advan tage 01 anything rood that may olfer. Next year the Houlh. from sheer Inability, will buy nothing, and sberlll's will, under orders frrra courts, sell out the country. Good farms In the Mlsn'sslppi bottoms can be purchased at from 3 to (5, which once were valued at it 0 to 176 per acre. rHILADELrnU 8T0CK fLXCITANGE SALES TO-DAY Reported by Sebaven A Bro., No. 40 8, Third street FIRST BOARD. - fioo Pass, 1 series 104 4"0 sh Road ls.slO. 47 turn W JerK6s...n..c 83 loo sh Leh Nslk.b30. o fzoooO AAmS.s,'8a.... S7 100 do 80'2 SHOO City 68, N...C&P. 9 1 do . Is. 80)2 4 .00 do.N..Ctp... 99 100 do...... go1-' ti sh Mecb Bk. 30 is sh Fenna B..ls- 4V 9 sh 2d A Sd Bts H... 75 1(10 do. 4aJ 83 sh Gr Coates-.... 80 SoO sh Clinton Coal... J Messrs. lie Haven A Brother, No. 40 Month. Third street, report the following rates of ex chance to-day at 1 P. M.: U. 8. 6s of 1881, Ulj 112,; do. 1862, 106J107i; do.. 1864, 104J 104; do., 1865, 1051054; do., 1865, new, wfojt 107; do., 1867, new, 107Jai07; do. 6s, lO-fos, 101410lJ; do. 7-308, June, 104 104I do., July, 104104j; Compound Interest Notes, June, 1864, 119-40; do., July, 1864, 119-40; do. August, 1864, 119-40; do., October, 1864, 119-4020; do. December, 1864, llj119i; do.. May, 1865, 117117i; do., Aufrust, 1805, U61 1161: do., September, 1865, 115f116J; do., October, 1865, 115j115. Gold, 136i137. Silver, 1314133. Messrs. William Painter & Co., bask els, No. 86 S. Third street, report the following rates of exchange to-day at 12 o'clock O. S. 6s. 1881. 112j112;-.0. 8. 6-20s. 1862. 107107i; do., 1864, 10441044; do., 1865. 105S1054; do. July, 1865, 1074107; do July 1867, 1074107; 6s, 10-408, 101 j lull; fj. &' 7-308, 2d series, 104i105; 3d series, 164lfa 119; May, 1865, 1174; Amrust, 165, 116i; Sen. tember, 1865, ll5i; October, i865, il5f. V Messrs. Jay Coofce ft Ce. quote Govern ment securities, etc., as follows: TJ. 8 7f Philadelphia Trade Report. Saturday, Deo. 7. The Flour Market is very doll, but prices are without chanee. There ig no shipping demand, and the Inquiry for home consumption is limited to the immediate wants' of the trade. Bales of a few bundred barrels at i?Jfi?$ supefine. $8-509-25 for extras. 9-75il0 75for Northwestern extra family. $1075 12for Pennsylvania and Ohio extra family, and $12-7514 for fancy brands, according to quality. Rye Flour is selling at $8-609. W quoteBrandywlne Corn Meal at J6 25 37U. The offerings of Wheat are small, and the demand for prime Is lair at full prices. Sales of fair and prime red at l2-40'i-50 Rye is steady, with sales at 1 1701 75 for Southern and Pennsylvania. Corn Is q u let. Bales of old yel low at l-40i 4:1, 1800 busbeisnew yellow at 81a i',1? .lttU0 b"8hel" oldW-estefn mixed at II 80. Oats are unchanged. Sales of 1500 bushels Southern and Pennsylvania at 65a73o. Notninir doing in either Barley or Malt. ouung Seeds Cloverseed is scarce and aulet. fimall sales at t7 258; prices of Timothy are nominal Flaxseed sells at $2-452 50. uonunai, liark la held at 5o t ton for 1st No. 1 Quer citron. . Whisky We quote common In bond at 27 (330c. LITEST SHIPPIHG IHTELLIGEKCE. For additional Marine Newt tee Seventh Pag, POET OF PHXLADKIFKlAw....DKOEaiaE 7. ITill OF MBM0SfTa AT THB WVUMINa XXL. I A. K0!U A, M. 4311 P. M. CLEARED THIS MORNING. Barque Mystic, Uteveuson. Bremen, Workman A Co. Baique Case George. Arfnoau, ttavannab, da Brig 15. Lndwlg, Callsen, Genoa, U. WestergaardAOov bchrM.H. Stockham, Oordery, Charleston, & c2 Lathbury. WIckerBham 4 Co. Bchr H. Washburn, Cummlngs, Taunton, Audenried. Morton A Co. , Bchr U. h. Kuark, Almon. Bt, John, N. B., E. A. Sou. (Set A Co. Bcbr Halo, TMsney, Oloncester, Knight A Sons, hchr C. K Paige. Doughty, Boston, Captain, bcbr R W. lull. Bobbins, Boston, Blakleton, GraefT A Co Bchr K. lCwlng. McBevlU, Washington, D, a, Bord Keller Hutting. Schr Franklin, Bhrp, Mill villa, aa. Bchr J. D. Ingrahaiu, Dickeraon, Newport, Blnulck- Bcbr L. A M. Reed, Bleelman, Washington, Captain, Bt'r Decatur, Young, Baltimore, j. D. Kuott. ARRIVED THIS MORNINO. Barqne Quludaro, H tan wood, H days trout Matan tas. In bailKNt to E. A, Bouder A Oo. Barque Kate Btamler. Crawford. 4 days from Provi dence. In ballast to Workman A Co, - Brig Alexander Mllliken, Durftte, from New York, In ballast to Madeira A Cabada. Bcbr Flckwlck, Putt. 4 a;s Irom Boston, In ballast to l Wemergaard A Oa. m Bchr K. Q. Irwin. Atkins, from Wareham. Bchr B. Wsshburn. Cummlngs, from Taunton. BchrO. K. falge. Doughty, irom Boston. Bcbr L. A M. Keed. Bteeliuao, from Boston. Bcbr Jonn Cadwalader, Bleelman, from Halem. Bcbr J. D. Ingrabaui, Dlckersou, from Mlddletowsr Bchr Edward k)wlug. McDevltt, Irom New lUvn. Bteanier Monitor, Jones. 24 hours ttuiu Hew Toik, with wdae. to W. M. Balrd Co. MEMORANDA. Boston, waa Steamship Argus. Whitney. J'wwJ her nu? at anchor In Vineyard Bound y"tfd"- 1 C Bc'b rs' j! ' " Bml t h , Willi.-. W.P.n.Brower. . Instant. " ' Wooatuir, hence, al New Bedford Bchr C Jtlenkle. woo" Sib. last. - rirnntSTIO PORTBt w yo.a-. Kfc-Axrived. steamship Cell, 0,, '!",i0Im".y.'Kd wards, from New Orleans "T'fim.ltn. Tannock, Ulmmiow. X itird r..uguam, Jereou. from Hameurg. tVlK v.mrl. lcli. fcrom lf horo. 18C4. 1044(&104i; do., 1865, 105105; do!. Jn 7 107107i;do., 1867, 10741074; 10-40s, HlM "b Summon; do., July,' loii 1U4J. UOIU, XdU(t10. .