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The tint* Oiftlen Hoffmen,
|>J0P1(NMKNT OK THE CoUKTg?iKKKOKRIATE RE
MARKS OK MUMMERS OK TUB BAH.
Mat fc h oi the Couite as are now In session ad
uraeS. om motion, al'er appropriate '.eatitnoiiies t i tee
emory and to the high character and pro'eiidonel
anaiog of the late Hon. Ogden Hoffman.
An informal meeting of game of the me in hem of the
'ofeetion was held in the Sapreme Court chambers,
hen a eon-wi'.tee was appointed to dratt resolutions
blch will be submitted to a regular mee.ing ot the bar,
12 o'clock on Saturday. The c immitoee are F. B. Cut
H Joe. Blunt, J. W. Ednnnis, C. O'Conor, D. Lord, &s.
UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT.
Before Hon. Judge Uette.
I At the openicg of the court, Mr. Joacuihssk!*, Assist
it (Janted Htatea Attorney, rose and said :?
May leaae your Honor?la the aoeonoe of the honor -
>le the Attorney of the United States, engaged in a like
ournful tank in the United S'a:ee DUtrlot Court, the
unful duty devolves upon me t? announce to your
onor the deceaee of Ogden Hoffman. E?q. But a fen
>ya ago we caw him in this court, in tne tail enjoyment
health, regarded by Lis seniors as an ornameat, and
f hi* j an lots as a brilliant guide. All who knew him
rer paid, by their eeteein, a just tribute to his virtues,
ia generosity, attainments and eoaalderate kindness,
e was a true American, and by his dea.h the city of
?* York loses a prominent man. As a citizen, he
?rved bis country wi'h patriotism, risking hla H'e in
title agaioat his country's enenaiaa. H? aided her with
la advice in her national councils. He asaiauid in the
lmlnlatraiion of his country's justice as the Attorney
? hla native State and aa her Attorney General. In thia
>urt he represented the United States wi'h a zeal and
lelity to which none can bear better testimony than
oar Honor, who was the constant witness ef hla Labrre.
a a mark of deserved respect to the memory of the de
ia*ed I move, jour Honor, for an order that thia court
o stsnd adjourned.
Judge Barns said that ha was profoundly moved by the
telancholy Intelligence of Mr. Hoffman's death. He bad
nown him lor many years, and could testify to tbe ecli
ent virtue* and h'gh merits of the deceased. On my
wigaation of the offloe of District Attorney or Orange
innty (eald Judge Betts) I was succeeded by him. He
as for many years offloia ly conaeoted with the eourt at
>? Attorney of the United Sta es. None stood higher
ed more deservedly as aa otlleer ot the court and as a
?ntieman. Ia feeble tribute to his memory I order that
ia proceedings be entered at length upon the minutes,
lat the c erk transmit a certified copy thereof to the
Ally of the deoeased, and taut the Court stanl ad
mrned to Monday next.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT.
Before Hon. Judge Hall.
The District Attorney of the United States, Hon. John
jicKao.v, said:?
1 rise to aoHeit from this Court a suspension of its pr>
eedings. The Angel of Death is in our midst, and oae
f the most gitted of those who minister before the altars
f the law is stricken down. Ogden H 'ifman is no mere,
esterday he died at his residence in this oily. It is not
iy pnrpoee at the present time to speak in lengthened
ulogy of tte deceased. His associeies at the bar will,
a a more fitting occasion, give expression to those feel
igs ot deep regret which pervade as well the bench as
bat bar of which he was the most conspieuous ornament,
ly birth he was a New Yorker, and one of whom New
oik bad leaeon to be proud. Even while yet a boy he
ntered th* naval service of the United States as a mid
hlpman, under the chtvalrio Decatur, during tbe war
el ween Great Britain and tbe Uni :ed States, lie wai on
oard of the fresldent when she was captured by a supe
ior British force off Long Island. He also served with
he same officer in the Mediterranean. His narrative of
ds connection with the navy, intoned in his own pecn
larly me iflucus voice, in language which none but hitn
elf could command, was in fitct tbe truth of history
obed la the babUiiuents of poetry. His regrets over the
apture of the frigate President, within sight of his own
lative land, would at once recall to the classic mind th*
ament of Cicero ever the capture by Corsairs of the
ittl* Roman fleet commanded by a Consul, at
hnia, almost within sight of imperial Rome,
"he war having o'ossd, he returned to his native State to
(udy law. Under the goidanoe of his fist her, who held a
tistinguished position at the bar. hs pursued hit studies,
-nd with such success that shortly after his admls
loa to the bar. he beceame the prosecuting officer of
he county of Orange, in this State. He returned to this
?ity, as a theatre more worthy of hts commanding ta
ents. At eoee bis felloe citizens elected him to the Le
rislatnre of this State, where, as a member of the Judl
dary Committee of the Assembly, he assisted In the
idop ion of the Revised Statutes. To him may be as
cribed, without derogation to the high claims of others,
hat to him chiefly are we indebted for the adoption of
hat part of our statutes whtoh refers to the criminal
lods, and which. I may say, is a monument of the philoeo
ihy of criminal law. On his return to his constituents, he
vas appointed by the Common Council of this city District
tttorney of this city, which office he held from 1829 to
1886. la 1836 he was elected to the Congress of the
United States, where he remained, having been re-eleot
fd, nntll 1840. On Gen. Harrison's assuming the aiml
-istralion of the government, Mr. Hoffman was appoint
d District Attorney of the United States for this dls
.rict, which position he occupied until a change of the
tdmlniauatin by the election of President Polx. The
?at public office which he held was that of Attor
isy General of this State, from wbich he re
ired, on the first ot January last. It seems t
ne proper and befitting the occasion that 1, his
luooeseor in the high office which he held nnder the gen
ual government, and wbich he filled with so macs grace
tnd power, should ask your Honor to stay the ordinary
tourse of the deily transactions of this Court. Mr. Hoff
man was no ordinary man. From my bovhood I had
looked up to him as a bright light. He was many rears
my senior, but from tbe moment 1 became acquainted
with him?now more than twenty years?it was my good
fortune to have enjoyed his friendship. Before my en
trance to th* bar the great intellectual gladiators. Emmet
end Wells, had passed away. Of the f>ra?' I have often
heard the highest encomiums from Mr. Hoffman of the
power of his eloquence. To use hi* own Illustration:?
>'o,i
il' k piecf of immense machinery,
moving wf b greatest regularity and smoothness,
and Tstbs if reetraining its gigantic power." Wlthsut
""IW.gement to his compeers it may be said Mr. Hoff
3?Ii was the enly orator at this bar. When I refer to
eloquence, I appeal to the standard erected by the great
Roman orator himself. He had the power to command
attention, to arouse psssion, to excite sympathy, to con
vince even unwilling minds, to sweep over the strings of
the human heart with the hand of a master, evoking
Mings which no common man eouid arouse. There was
magic in even that greatest and sweetest of instru
ments, the human voice?a witchery in his sincerity
| of Tenner?a facility of utteranee of the most ap
propriate words. With this was united a knowledge
of daisies, both ancient and modern, by none surpassed.
His legal erudition was laid deep in the foundations ot great
1 e'etrental truths, it may be said of him?to borrow the
Idea of one who combined the philosophy of law with sa
gacious statesmanship?that, as a la wyer his mind was not
sen fined within the narrow limits of the every day prac
tice of our courts, bat it roes to the lof y heights of the
| great principles of great national and public morality.
His early lire fitted him for thosa causes which arise out
i of transections on the great deep, and wnich peculiarly
belong to this tribunal which I bow have the honor to
I address. If in early boyhood "bis home was on the
mountain wave," here in this fornm, where the rights
and duties of those who "go down to the sea in ships" are
' daily discussed, he was equally at home. In criminal
gases be was lr finitely the superior ol any man at tbe
bar. Primtu inter pare*? here he stood, without a com
peer. Here his perfect know edge of criminal law?hie
Seep insight into the springs of human action?his solid
sense, ccmbinod with his surpassing eloquence, gave him
a positim for which none had the temerity to contend.
The annals of our courts will show that, whether as th*
prosecutor and vindicator of the law, on the part of the
antbortties of the country, or as the defenier of
the accused, he stands aion*?th* "matchless sta*
, due"?unapproached and unapproachable. In all
his struggles, he never gave a rankling wonnd.
Who can ray that, though in many a well
contested field, where may have been witnessed
Ibe signal ability of the most distinguished men at our
bar, and on which fielcs Hoffman has borne a conspicu
ous pirt?who can remember the slightest ill feeling exist
ing against him when the contest was over? He was the
ilicfiard Our de I.ion, riclog in the hottest of the fight,
aleavirg down his opponents, and yel no sigh or reproach
escapee tbe Hps of even those who had been struck dawn
by the blow of his bright battle axe. Of Mr. Hoffman's
eloquence, no memento will remain to give a true Idea of
.ft* poser. Although It belonged to the ornate school, I
jrUlfit was temperel with sucb accurate taste that even*
criticism iteelf was led captive by Its iiiUuence. The
imagination ard brilliancy of expression wbich sparkled
through lxls forensio efforts were so commingled with the
-tTessuies of sound logic and ripe learning, that they
seemed to be one perfect whole?like tbe spray which
garlands tbe erest of ibe ware, vet is still of tbe same ele
ment which bnoys up the rlehsst argosies. Rut I must
close In whatever position Hoffman was placed, int*g
rity sod ability were displayed; and, also, in the lan
guage of his own frvorlte Wrd. in every office
Be bath borne himself so meekly.
As a trim he was urbane and generous. To the young
man be always had a word of hope and of encouratreaen*.
"Nods but three who have known the struggles of early
proieesirnal life can appreciate suoh kindness, and to
such bis lore Is irreparable. To all he bore the spirit of
beneficence The tears which fall npon tbe urn of snch
tnen can only find their source in the cherished menory
el acts long sinre passed. He died as he lived, beloved
by all who knew him. The suddenness of his death has
appalled us all. But it b-inga to us a lesson. 'It teaches
us how small are the things of this life. How teeting.
Mors sola fatafur,
Qnnntz slnt homiuum corpuacula.
Mr. Barritit seconded tbe motion for adjournment, in
ffew remarks, exhibiting the deepest emotion.
Jnnge Ham. said?The sudden death of one standing In
the frozt rsvk of the profession, and eo eminently and
1 ustly distinguished by his kindness ef heart and great
abilities, oannot fail to make a deep linoresslon upon all.
Sympathising in the fullest degree with the bar in the feel
ing expressed upon this occasion, and entirely concurring
la lbs propriety of evidencing in the manner proposed
the respect entertained by the Conn tor the deoeased, he
should direct the Conrt to stend adjourned until 11
o'clock to morrow mornirg.
The Court was thereupon adjourned.
PUPRK1H COURT?CIRCUIT.
Hon. Judges Roosevelt and Clerke presiding.
Mr. F. B. Chtinii. who spoke nnder feelings of deep
errolim, which almost ehoked his utterance, said, in
addreseiDg ibe Court:?My brothere of the bar have im
posed upon me the melancholy duty of announcing offi
cially to the Oenrt the sudden decease of one or their most
brilllent and accomplished members. I do not rise, sir,
upon this occaalo*, to eulogise the deceased, nor to at
test tbe dtep grief that we have all experienced upon the
announcement of the melancholy event, but simply to
bee in tbe name of the ber, that this Court will suspend
fnfther proceedings to day, and that of our respect to
the memory of one whom ee all *0 degjly loved, and
>hoee loss we so deeply feel, the Court will enter upon
Its minutes some note tbet shall appropriately merk the
clay upon which we hare been compelled thus to address
them.
The no' ton was setonded by Mr. O'Cooor.
Judge Roosxvki.t raid that, htviug been apprised that
a meeilrg of the bar will be ?h>r'ly hsll, the Court #11 ,
re'ratn at present from any expression of the fseiiojri of '
either of iia member*. The boost, as we i as tbe be.*,
hie buffered griev >uh loss. The office ot Dlztric'. Attor
ney. wh ch Mr. Huff uao *> aoiy nll?<l, in each that ths
person by vhom it is held ui?? be said to be, in s>ae
sense, a member of the bench; for, although the >ffl:e
places tbe man at the head of tue be-, yet h e g lid ince I
as an sxecu'ive officer is necessary to ths proper opera
tions of the benoh; and, in that view the bench cto
well sympathise In the regret for Mr. H iff nan's decease.
He was, undoubtedly, I may say he-e, one of the m >st?
perhaps I may say, without exsgrerati in?the mos elo
quent member of the profession ia this State; aid I nee i
hardly adu that he was as beloved by h's associates and
by the courts for bis qualities as a man, as he was ad
mired for bis brilliance as aa orator. No man 1 pre
some, in tbe practice of the law la this State rnjored
more universally the unqualified affection of the men
here of his profession. His social qualities were 01 tbe
highest order, for he was essentially social in coaracter ?
a man -who lowed all lhat bore the mine of man; and
hence H was that whbe be lowed all, all lowed bin
AHer some suggestions from counsel, the Court ordered
that the motion be sultab.y entered on the miauiee by
the Clark. The court thrn tdj iurnrd.
aUPKKMK COURT?8PHCIAL TERM.
Before Hon. Judge Davles.
After tbe disposal of an argumeni abcnt 2 o'clock, Mr.
lord moved the adjournment of the Court out of respect
to tbe memory of Mr. Hoffman. The motion was seconded
by Mr. Van Winkle, and tha Jqdg?, ia a few appropriate
remarks, mads an order to that effect.
MARINE COURT.
Before Hon. Judge Too npron.
May 2.?On the opening ot tue Court this morning, Mr.
R. H. Shannon arose, and, after announolng the death of
Hon. Ogden Hoffman in a few appropriate remarks,
mowed the adjournment of the Court as a mark or re*
spent to the memory of the deoeased. The mutton was
seconded by Mi. A. A. Phillips
Jndge Thompson then said?I hare but few words to
add to what has already bren said. Toe decease of one
so well known??o long distinguished amongst the most
prominent citizens of oar country?should be regards 1
a* a direct and solemn admonition from the lips of the
AU Wb? hlastll to us, busy, thoughtless, careless, list
less men. In ths midst of an sines*, cares and anxieties,
with no thought of tbe tnturs?of God?no preparation
for that unseen "bourns from whence no traveller re
turns," the rain drops that now Call around us bear to
oar listening ears the sad tidings that ths king of terrors
has taken suddenly from our presenoe the great, the
good, the majestic, the eloquent Hoffman I How true it
it that
n?*th ia here, and death Is there,
Death 1s busy everywhere,
All around, within, beneath.
Above, Is death-and we are death.
While we mourn the departure from earth of one so
excellent and so exalted?wht'e we sympathise deeply
and elnoerely with the widow and children whose warn
tsars are now failing, like drops of dew. upon the lifeless
form of tue husband and Ihther, let as not forge*, that we
too must die?that we too must (all as ths laawes do.
The elerk will enter these pro tendings upon his minutes,
and the Court will iben adjourn till to-morrow morning.
Before Hon. Judge McCarthy.
In ike other branch of this Court, Ex-Recorder Tall
madge spoke in eloquent and feeiing terms of the lament
ed deceased, and mowed that out of respect to his high
character as a lawyer and a prlwa'.e citizen, this Court,
in sympathy with his family and the whole profession, do
now acjourn.
Mr. A. A. Phillips, seconded the motion.
Tbe Jndge in a few brief and pertinent remarks, eulo
gistic of the deceased, concurred in ths proprietw of the
motion, and crdered the Court to stand adjourned for tbe
day.
Tbe Washington Monument.
TO TBE EDITOK OP THE NEW TORE HERALD.
An article in your Saturday's lssne, calling for informa
tion as to tbe funds heretofore collected by tbe various
Washington Monument Associations, seems to demand a
reply from some one, and perhaps the former Secretary
of the last association will be naturally looked to for in
formation. I proceed to give it, with the perfect know
ledge that but few months will be suffered to elapse be
fore the question will be again asked, in perfect obll
wlousneea of ths fact that the same query has been put a
hundred timeebefore, and almost as frequently answered.
But there are always curious people in the world who
" want to know," and who are always seeking for tome
" Circumlocution Office" where thsir questions may not
be answered.
The last incorporated Washington Monument Associa
tion was formed in 1846, and reeelwed tbelr charter in
1847, and was composed of Peter Cooper, E. K. Collins,
J. C. Hart, Henry Storms, Thompson Piice, W.C. H.
Waddell, Calvin Pollard, James Phelan, W. F. Piatt, Wm.
Hall, Hamilton Fiih, Ellas G. Drake and Shepherd Kuapp.
as the fiist Board of Trustees, of wnich the undersigned
was Secretary. The respectability of these gentlemen,
all of vhim gave more or less attention to the business
of the Association, would seem to forbid any suspicion of
wrong as to the appropriation of lands collected in their
namef; bat justice to them reqniies that It should be
stated, that the amounts collected were never sufficient
to pay the ohargts ol' office hire, statienery, and other
eurrent expenses, and that ths Secretary's sa ary was
never wholly paid. The Assecia'len reoeived from the
Treasurer ot one of the former Associations, R. Hyslop,
Etq., I think, about eight hundred dollars, and I
txiteve not exceeding sevsn or eight hundred dol
lira besides was ever collected. Every dollar that
wsa collected waa deposited in the Mechanios' Bank,
Shepherd Knapp, Esq., being the Treasurer, and the
checks drawn against tnese sums are, 1 presume, still in
possession of the bank, if they have hoam preserved, and
will show for what purposes 'he funds were expended.
The enrioue in such matters may gratify their ourloslty
by an examination of the account in the Mechanics'
Bank. . v>
The tickets, a eopy of one of whiohvou puhHghed wars
. *<?- *hnae who cioee to pay a d<5u? *
lscueu -v ? ??"*?", or more for the
privilege of vol tng for the plau. Not more than seven or
eight hundred of these wsre issued, and not more than
nerbaps half ol that number were ever paid for, having
been purchased on credit by some of thoss gentlemen who
offered plans, who distributed them among their friends,
and then forgot to pay for them.
The undersigned has made repeated efforts to get pos
session of tbe books kept by the association, with a view
of publishing the cash aocounte, both of receipts and ex
TiRBilihiraa hilt has haan nnaklo *? *V?? *>?- ' *
Cultures, but has been unable to find them. Toe last
?aw of them was on his resigning office in January,
1849, when he left this city tor California.
As a matter of information to thoee who may hereafter
be ooncemed In the hopeless effort of raisings monument
to George Washington, the undersigned would say that
there was deposited, nearly twenty years ago, in the old
Chambers Street Savings Sink, by Nejah Taylor, intrust
for Stephen Alien, then Treasurer, several thousand dol
lars, which it la presumed still remains In that bank, as
it was there in 1847, and was not withdrawn by the as
sociation of which ths undersigned was Seoretary.
In conclusion, it is but jus.ice to the association of
1847 to say that the undoubted cause of the fkilure of
that organization, after the very eotive efforts made, was
that ths cta:ter lorbaue the commencement of ths work
until $60,000 was subscribed and paid either m cash,
land, or building materials, and the people did not seem
disposed to pay tbelr money subject to what so many be
lieved to be a hopeless contingency.
ROBERr D. HART.
The Indian War In Florida.
ACTION NEAR HILLY'3 TOWN?DEFEAT OF THE IN
DIANS?NAMES OF THE KILLED AND WOUNDED.
fFiom tbe Tampa i'eniusuia, April 19. 1866.]
The following intelligence was received by Colonel Mon
roe, the 17th Inst. We compile the statements here
given from Major Arnold's report:?Whilst scouting in
the Big Cj press with the available force of his command,
composeu ot Captain Dawson, Second Lieutenants Iang
den and Garner, Assistant Surgeon Moore and one hun
dred and sight en isted men, Major Arnold waa attacked
on the 7th by Indians, estimated from eighty to one huo
drtd, who were lying in wait in a thick cypress swamp,
(water two feet deep,) about half a mile from Billy's
Town. The first indication of their presence was a lire
from them on tne advanced guard, which was soon fol
lowed by a full volley of the column. Company K, com
manced bv IJeut. Garner, leading off, watch at that
time was not far in rear of ths advance guard. After ex
changing some three hundred shots on both sides, a
charge in tront was ordered. At least llfty-fonr Indian*
ran towards Billy's Town and a number took to a dense
swamp on the right. The swamp was charge 1, but no
Indians were discovered, although they were seen to go
Into It. Those who had retreated to the hammook, ti
wards RUly'a Town, were then attacked. When within a
short ilstance of the town a large number of Indians
were sesn running east, towards an abandoned village,
surrounded on all sidesjby a very dense hammock, ex
cepting in iront, where was a very large pond or morass,
covered with tall gTass and about two feet of water. As
tbla bammock was approached the Indians fired a volley,
which was returned by the advanced guard, under Lieut,
langoen. The enemy then ran to another hammock,
half a mile to tbe north; the troop* followed. Tne In
clans there fired again, which waa returned. A charge
was than made, before which the Indiana retreated and
were pursued until all traces of them were lost. The
fight and pursuit occupied six hours. The loss was
was small. John Minims, Company I,, .Second Artillery,
mortally wounded (married about fifteen months); Cor
poral Joseph Oarron, private George Miller, John Snobeli,
Company C, Sect nd Artil cry, and Thomas Newton. Com
pany L, First Artillery, severely wounded; seven prlva'ee,
ymvj , ? KU ui..? ti,
MiaLM. Watkina and W n. Abbott. Company C, Second
" rtiUf
Artillery, slightly wounded. Several received shots in
tbsir clothes and haversacks. What loss or Injury the
Indians sustained is not known, further than that blood
was discovered en the bushes through which they
retreated.
On tbe Manatu the home of Ara J. Goddard was fired
on the 12th lost, by the Indians. They a'so plundered
the dwelling of John Craig. A detachment from Capt.
Addison's com par y, under Lieut. It. Y. Smith, and one
from Capt. Issue's company, started soon alter on the
trail of the marauders.
The company of artillery so long stationed at the gar
rison in this city (Key West) have been ordered to join
tbe force? now assembling at Fort Myers. The officers of
this company are Cept. J. Vrgdes and Lieut. A. II.
I)r. Sii
Imead. I>r. Simpson, the surgeon, is attached to the
fort, and will not accompany tbe commend.
Tne steamer C. Vanderbilt arrived at Tsmpa on the
20th ult., and is expected here to-morrow, tne hi.
Work of the Pennsylvania Legislature ?
Amongst tbe act* passed by the legislature of Pennsyl
vania, which adjourned last week, are twenty charter
ine new railroad companies, fifteen incorporating new
insurance companies, asd about twenty ne ? ooal mining
ectn|aniea. The bill lettering to 'he Kris and Northeast
Railroad Company their franchise and power* taken
away by the law of 1866 was passed and h*s been signed
by the Governor. The amendments Insisted upon by the
Erie people (vis., requiring a change of guage a Chang
of line, eo as to run to the harbor, taxing freight and
passenger* going Kast. Ac ) were voted down It was tbe
Sssag* ot this bill, probably, wh'Oli cause 1 ths revival of
? disturbances at Erie.
follUcal Intelligence.
THIS HEriULT IN MICHIGAN.
To give cur readers aome idea of toe ex.ent of the re
eent democratic vietory to Michigan we give bai .w, *?
tar a* heard frem, the reault of lh? township elactioai
for .Supei visore.'
Iiumi-cra's
Nigger worshippers .'.'.7.7 183
Kdow Nothings '. .7.7.7.7.7.7 ' ^
eig^'tliouwnJ118 >nX* ln ta* Sr*t* *? at 'least
TWO WINGS OK THK DEMOCRACY IS MISSOURI.
The following it the platform of the ileu'.on wing of the
deiuoeraey of Missouri:?
lb-solved, That we roe- guise in rlevery ari atioa the
greatest and most persnueui enemy to he peace and
?hr"?T"tJ\?' M",'oa i' ?od belisrlng that iu eontlnuaa e
Ug"r' ??i only tj 0Qr ocmeetic saf.ty, hat
the lme nn^ K 3UU"< " wi" dl countenance
the same under what-ver disguise it uity appear.
?f?h!?iTe ' J?* wbiIe wa c*nnot epp.ove of the repeal
ot the Misrouri compromiae, because it haa brought upon
!hler?th? *7* 7 ,tMrfai "?"'J ??<?, we vet on
klnaMf toJr"'U)? 11 ** tending to the a a me
kind or Mgi tattoo, and are therefore opposed it.
Resolved That we acquiesos in the princ'ples of the
Kanaaa Nc break* at, fairly and honretly carried out;
mat w? deem a tnaintenanae of the equal righta of oiti
zensbip to men from ait part* of tha Uliou an essential
TrquiM e in tha application of thoee pruu p et to the
new territories; and tnat wa are oppoeed to all attampa
at retarding immi* ration thither by outaide mtarlereuoe
-7.n 5y Pr?P?rtJ 'iu?"flcatipns in eonfliot
W.lh 'he spirit of the act.
Keeoived That we regard secret political soaletiei as
dangeroua to the liberties or our country, aud eapeciUiy
N^m^^v^,#Un.v P*'47 8omn>'tt'y styled the Know
? iL ?^defi thai *ta treed, which makes religions
opinions and plaoe of birth tesU of Americanism and lit
!ua P,U,ln and P?J?*bie violation of the
srete re mi. i United States, as waU as that or the
21 I Mlagouri which recognizee no euoh teste and
. opP?"* "?'?nuoualy? as calculated to over
throw a wise and well f <unded podcy of oar g ?vernmeat
?any effort to ex end the term of years required b? the
present naturalization law* of the United states, or to in
HgjJf the laws regulating citizenihip in {he State
Resolved, That we believe tha devalopemen*. of the In
dmrrial resources of Missouri, ol its agricultural and
mineral wealth, as well as of the facilities of transput
d.msnda that we sustain the present la ernal improve^
meat system as embodied In the State credit pledgei to
the great trunk rallroacs. and that we uphold the same
bj wise end prudent legislation.
?N^w0l!*d' i?*.1 ifJa*0Uri haea common lntersat with
S?i IS" ? tb? ?"tebU?hmeat of a policy waicu
will ristnbute the burdans and benefl sof ithe govern
ment?in opposing all measures eaiculatel to advsDCi
re ! IVu eatf ?(ODe Metioa ot Unisn at tha expense
the construction ot a pueUc railway to the
c through the heart of the ooantry?in tae Iai
provement of our Western rivers and harh >ra-ln{ the
oeeeion of the public domain to the States within which
"d in order to inaugurate and enforce
WeetenTstTtee 9 united cu-operatlo* of all the
nf^v 9d' W*. d#noan*8 Rbo ttionl.m by Its name
of black republicanism, nu litication, ae-eisiun and dis
union, as elements of discord and distraction, eaaa having
a common pnrpoee, weakening the bonds of our glorious
,,?P: and eTf7 lover of his country should oe found ln
united oppoeition to them.
The anti-Benton wiDg hare adopted the following:?
Whereas, the important issues now before tie oouatry
Involve momentous cooeequences to the pesos aod wefl
being of these Lilted States; and whereas, the Slate of
Missouri, from her geographioai pocition and pas . hlatiry
tb^"' ??r ?Wnt- th? centre of the
excitement whieh now disturbs the tranquility ot tne
11?reV-^ d'uuoiifncyof Missouri deem
it eesential to the welfare of the State, and the purity of
their po.Mcal orpanlza-ion, that aU these disturbing
"? ?".-??! ?pr?4
we,re"affirm the principles of the de
S^top at Ba,Umore *ai Jsffsrsou
csi?.t80lTe<1:Jhat t?e tn* frienda #r the Dnion of these
!!?? .n^i. w wJk0.de,end their equality, faithfully ex
ecute ail the stipulations of the constituti<m, and oppose
???????* *nd action the anti-slavery party in Its
lbe^ave?hol^K?ee.qUmI ^ ?' 019 ?d
.vR!folT*<5' Tbat 4116 constitution ot tha United Status is
the fundamental law of our Union, and that the great
Principle upon which It is based is p.rfect
lh? St*,t?? between which it has been
yj.. ,u ? things iuvoiviog the joint righu
of the . later, there can be ni discrimination made by
the genera'government in tnvor of any ona or more of
the States; to the exclusion of the others, without a pal
pable departure from the justice and equality which the
government vu instituted to maintain.
Rteolved, That we cordially approve the passage of
aet' and of the principle which it
tiokf ^ a7' j"19 p90pl* of U1* Territories have the
right to form and regulate their domestic ios'.ltutions in
United Steteef' ,ubj?ot oniy 40 ^ ?on?Ututlon of the
^hat 14 "ol competent for Congress, or
r^?St^r.PO,rer, UDf*f theoons !tuti:n, to impose upon
new States coming into the Union any conl'tlon ?r re
strictlon in respeatto tbeir domestic Institutions or inter
ot Jwii! r frinaI and th?4 My effort on the
ciDle .kK?^ 'or "7 otber power, to violate this prio
. b? mat Md opposed by all good citizens, as
bur Union 10 tMklaP1? up, n 4be oonitituUon and destroy
Resolved, That we regard the fugitive slave law aa
?niy a plain fulfilment oi a constitutional requirement,
anc any modification of that measure, in any manner
n? o EL1V0rC9- Wl? 8trike ? bioW ht the exist
cititens. lwon-and should be resisted by *11 good
uiTttK? Ssfsyatfss '.MS
to re?tore the Mi^souii Compromise, as subversive of tnm
o&Mvntir' g0Ternnlent' and dMff"?>us to the peace
*"d ,4h? safeguard cf freedom; that tha civil
shmild? h?aa privil.e?M .or, capacities of any ctiizen
should be' in no wise almlnished or eoiarg.?d on ao
f^iikL0 religion, nor should any citizen be pro
fcribed on account of the pfaoe or his birth; that all
attsmpta to abridge the privUfge of besoming ci .izens
among ?s should te resisted with the same spirit that
swept tha alien and sedition lawa from tha statute
book; and that we are opposed to any chaoge in the
time of residence required by the existing naturalization
Resolved, That the American or Know Nothing party,
by its secret meetings, its ceremonials, its oaths and
mummeries '' has tended to demoralize public send
ment whilst by embracing, as it now does, a great sec
tional issue, and adopting, as it has dona in its verv in
eeptian, reJgioos intolerance, aod poU-ical and elrll in
capacity because of the accident of birth, as pri nary
principles of political action, violates the spirit of oath
the istete and federal constltutlrn, and aims a deadly
blow at the highest and most sacred rights of man.
Resolved, That we believe theee principles to be vital
for the maintensnoe of the constitution and the preaer
vation of the 1 tion, and therefore we invoke all patriotic
citizens, irreapectiva of past party dlffereocse, to unite
? tbe pefpe^euon ?f the Inestimable blseslngs
of civil liberty and religious freedom.
Resolved, That we believe It essential to the succesa of
the principles which we hold in common with our demo
cratic brethren of the different States, that thsre should
be unity of action on the part of all democrata through
out the Union; aod to secure this end we will appoint
delegates to rspreient the democracy of the State of
Missouri in the National ConvenUon, to be held at Cin
cinnati. '
Theatres and Exhibitions.
Aiapkmy ov Music?Our German population and the
lovers ot fine music generally, will doabtlesi train turn
ent in great force this ev.ning to hear Flotow's opera of
Martha? for the second and iaat tima. Mme. L&U range
in tbe leading part.
Beoadwav.?Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams this eve
ning close the third week of their engagement, which haa
been nnpresedentedly successful, the hou-e having been
Invariably well filed. Toe entertainments, ?hich over
u-M M(Lii,er.r!?,eni' ??"?'?tor '? Uncle Pat's
Cabin, B ldow Bedott " and the " fairy Circle."
N'bid's.?A French entertainment Is to be given this
evtmrg for the benefit of M'lle Sarah Felix, sis er of the
great Karhel. The selections com 1st of " U Kant Ou'une
Porte_Merita Ouverte ou Ferm.-e," the 11 Misanthrope,'
Le Bonrgetir," and "La Protegee."
?*,**BT'?Mapag?e Waldron is evidently determined
'bat his patrons shal) have no reasonable cau-e for eom
pwi u" 'itber *B re*ard* Ule seiecUons or toe manner in
which they are performed. For to-nignt b* tenders
The lost Sblp, " Bropza Borse''aad ' Robert Ma
caire. MatFrs. Glenn, I'rior and ether favorltee ap
pear. r
Bi BtON's.?The new ccmedy, "The Evil ftenius," is to
be ideated to night. The popular manager and actir,
Mr. burton h?s di.covered afresh treasure wherewith
to amu?e bis admirers in the facetious character of Tom
. fh L-' ii Ytiy amusing. "la Chalet,"
wuti Mrs. Howard as Liaette, is the closing piece.
Wauacts's. ? Manager Wallack repeeti bis inimitable
Wifa^ fki I1" S4'I ,err* '?? ?befav -rite play of "The
Wife, this evening, thus closing a series f six veeas of
his peiformances, during whlcn period the nouse has
bee? eiowded nightly. " Kill or Cure " is the afier
piece.
I^t RA Kkenr's.- That univarsally popular and highly
meritorious toung actor, Mr George Jordan. Is to Take
his firs- benefit at tbis splendid theatre to-night. -'The
Marble Heart, in which ne has made e triumphant hi*
an the hero, and "Nor?lty," are to be psrtormad.
nlJ^VTuT,.X.A'U,<T,B,k-Tb9,.'1,,,tatU,elk''<a4a ?4
? i^il rr lb9a49' TP a<1('93 'fe*b garland* lo their
wreath of fame by Uiesurprisingly aorraei style In which
thsyrsodsr the various characters in "Faint Heart Ne
ver Won Fair Laoy," and "Beauty and ta' Beast."
Wool's MiNsrawn. The elegant hall wherein this
fair ous band edifies tbe public continues to be nlght:y
thronged by well pleased aiuMsnces. Songs, dances Ac ,
followed by tbe new hurlesque, "Nicaragua State Se
crets, are announced tor this evening.
Gum and MABIHOAL I7.mon.?The second concert of this
association, formed for 'he pnrp-se of affording all classes
an oppirtunity of rrjoylng delicious music wtU take
place at Hope Chapel, this evening. A number ol the
fineet songs, ballac*, giesp, *c., in tne English lacguage,
sre to be rendered by Mrs., Miss and Mr. I-each and Mr
Frmzer.
Ai alkmt Hai i .?A grand Complimentary liensflt is to
b*" " '" A" att*T,noon_ end evening to the ve.lteole and
renowned G.n. Tom Thumb. Dr iFyman, the talented
and popular little B^on children, and Miss Charlotte
Cook have volnnteered to aesist in rendering the affair
fcniprtafn'rg.
Mi Gi.fv.v, the porvlss rom?di*u hnvirg been tend red
aben'M '.> Maneger Waloron, tbe ail, will e rue off
nex^ Wednesday evtnirg. A host of noy* .las and comi
oahtles ara in prapaiatton fee the oocasloa
bupiesne </ourt Utiiunbers.
lie'uie Hod Juoge Devi4*.
/n thr mattrr vf Jtmr/in ai.ii Mout Ktiri'k A short time
?#o, the Fb ricks, (mo ber?) were arrested on a enarge of
grand larceny on V e coinpUi.t of some PtUa telphta
merchants, who bad been r< bret ot a large quetiti'T of
ailks, ?aline, tut., to the aoi mot. It is olsimad, oI some
$10,000 Ad examination ?n bad bs'ora Justice Welch,
who acquitted the prisoners of be laresuy, bn'. committed
th-m to p iw dIj default of $ ,000 oai for tbe e'd-r, aod
$1,600 for t j* younger, oa ta-i charge of reuniting stolen
goods, tile prisoner* vera brought befo e Judge 1 (avies
< u a habeas so'pi ?. A mot'on vas made to qua<h tbe
writ. wbicii wa deafer Judge Davies hid to a' the ?vi
ier.ce oe ore Justice Welo > di i not establish the offence
of rwef?lt?|i s oler goos a wit.da our statute, anl ao ord
Ug.y dlxbarged tbe prisoners.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
MO* MY MAKKKT.
Fwdat, May 2?$ P. M.
The downward cour.-e of pricmt still continues. Tnere
was rather a blue market 'bis morning at tbe board, aud
tbe disposition to sell, seen at tbe decline, was eery
great, lbs rales were large of all the leading rail oai
storks. At toe Bret board Missouri 6's fell olT X i>er
cent; 1111 eon- Central bails. Si. Canton Co., Xl Nicara
gua Transit, Xl Hudson Railroad Si H?rlej?. Sii New
York Cenrxnl Kal.road, Xi Erie. Xi lteahbg, X, Michi
gan Central. 1; Ui -fgut 8cu?b?fa, IX, Cleealaud and
PititooTV, ?>Xi Cleveland and Tiler o, 3; Chicago and
Rock Island, 2H. Nor one stock on 1be *u ire Uat shows
any improvemen'. Galeae and Coicago was offered at
111 per ceo', 109 old It will be seen that there la a
wine difference between casb and buyer's option. The
market was depresred at the close, aud the less said
a ho tit it just now ths bet'er. Tbe bears will probably
rule the roast for a tine. They have had a hard time
ot it fig1 some m nihs past, and for awhile they
are enti led to a reaction in tbelr favor.
At tbe second board tbe market was a shade or two
better. II tools Central bonds advanced X per cent;
Erie, X; Michigan Southern, 1; New York Central, X
Rea'ir.g Railroad fell off X P*r cent. There wm some
sharp shinning for money to-day. Call loans were freely
notified, and tbe demand was vrry aotlra. Towards tha
close there wsa a little let up. To-morrow?Saturday
will without doubt be a very tevere d*y. The 4th of
May is generally the time for heavy payments, but
comiDg on Saturday makes it unusually so thU year.
After tbia week we may took for an easier market. The
A'ago will take oat. a large amount of specie.
Tbe Assistant Treasurer reports to-day as follows :?
Pale on Treasury account 1 $31,746 94
Receive^'- on rr?*au.y account 137,841 41
Baianoeon Treasury account 9,066,176 46
Paid for Assay i fflce 7,597 34
Paid on disbursing checks 67,479 70
The warrants entered at tha Treasury Department,
Wabhingt n, on tbe 30ih of April, were?
For the redemption of stocks $90,522 36
For the Treasury Department 6,195 60
For tbe Interior Department 1,157 09
For Customs 68,216 69
War warrants received and entered 14 463 30
War repay warrants received and entered.... 463 30
From miscellaneous ?ourees 6,698 91
On account of the Navy 13,500 00
Tb? dividend cf two per cent of tbe Tolrd Avenue
Railroad Company, mentioned yesterday, we understand
is frr m tba profits of 'he last four months, and that it la
the intention of the company hereafter to make quar
terly dividends. This lathe seend dividend the com
pany have made this year. The Bowery Bank has de
clared a semi annual dividend ot four per cent.
The gross earnings of tha Galena and Chisago Rail
road Company fur the month of March, amounted to
$127,491, against $127 880 for the same month last year,
showing a decrease of $389 in the month this year. This
is the first decrease In receipts compared with the cor
responding month in any previous year, sines the con
struction of the road commenced.
The Commissioner* on tbe estate of P. T. Barnam, in
Bridgeport. Ct., announce Minday nex>, 61b instant, as
tbe last day of receiving claims of creditors.
The annexed statement exhibits tbe value of merohan
dise and specie Imported into tbis district during the
month of April in each of the past three years:?
Commerce ok tub Poet or Nxw York?Vai.uk or Imports.
April, 1864. 1856.
Dutiable goods... .$11,978,281 6,343,512
Warehouse 2,516.996 1.422,006
Free goods ,,????? 2,018,091 1,266,998
Specie. 70,620 74,949
Totals $16,683,888 9,107,466
Piev. sinoeJan. 1. 47,260,473 35.2C0 366
Total $63,844,361 44,307,831 71,929.140
Compared with last year thire has been an Increase in
the importations, in the first four months of the present
yesr, of $27,621,209 snd compared with the same months
of 1864 an increase of $8,084,779.
Tbe value of exports from this port during the month
of /ffU of the present and past two years wss as fol
lows :?
Commerce of TM Po*T or New York?Valte of F-xpouts.
April, 1854. 1855. 18641
Domestic produce,,,??#.$4.698 693 4,349,944 6.229,436
Foreign dutiable 239,511 262,686 202,027
Do free 1'2?,717 100.092 68,263
Specie snd bullion 8,474,626 3,813,447 2,217,036
Totals $8,412,440 $8,026,167 $7,716,761
Previously since Jan. 1...21,781,694 21,381,346 23,714,266
Totals $3o7l44,140 829,407,613 $31,431,017
The decrease In the month this year in speoie ship,
ments amounts to more than oae million of dollars,
while an Increase nearly to tbe same extent appears in
the shipments of domestic produce. There Is great uni
formity In the aggregates for the four months of each
year. ?
The annexed statement exhibits the movement in the
leading departments of the banks of New Jersey, on tbe
7 th of April, 1856, acoording to returns made to the Se
iretary ot State:?
Banks op New Jkksky.
Bcnl.t. Luans <C Hit, Specie. Cir'tion. Devoriti.
Hudson County.. $326,871 10,866 91 424 212,475
Meoh. A Traders'. 246,886 6,174 116.293 168,811
Newark Bk.k In. 1,0t6,310 37,362 248,667 397 646
State 962,158 26,192 181 982 387 403
Mechanics' 1,166,500 41,973 279,260 663,396
Newark City.... 470,332 15,048 171.351 182,002
285,372 10,743 108,022 45,160
State 018 079 17,471 163,086 203,504
Far. & Mec. Bk... 367.248 17,327 142,174 82,005
S.ate 613,484 34.482 344.474 206,642
New Jersey 591,764 13 602 29a,056 112.621
Somerset County 402,738 20 180 291.287 101,762
Morris County... 396,184 7,343 187 014 127 *64
t'nion 278,113 14,701 150 872 92,705
lion 57,670 2,757 44 600 12,127
Sussex 303 384 32,609 262,008 70,196
Farmers'*. ? ?
Passaic County.. 10,267 2,364 29,943 12,882
Bergen Ceunty* ? ? ? ?
Belvldere 384,422 28,244 340,999 84.479
Hacketistown. ,. 89 803 4,468 130,059 31,486
Hunterdon Co... 147,102 16,227 167,508 63,390
Trenton B'k'g Co. 670,045 41,668 313,910 313,108
Mcc'a and Man... 667 298 30,481 283,602 167,870
American* ? ? ? ?
Princeton 156,407 9,229 76,538 114,308
Central 294,096 17,864 196,763 99 870
Farm, and Mer.. 270,202 13 079 137.070 7 7 527
Freehold B'k'|Co. 91,615 8.432 80,000 72,100
Bor'towu Bk. Co. 122,438 14,398 92 003 59,906
Farmers', N. J... 263,039 27,229 106,068 135.VM
Burlington Co... 167 23J 13,206 66,773 8 M30
Mechanics' 147.631 11.248 61,761 66,718
Burlington 87 304 11,764 40,112 33,677
State 785,546 43 480 239,123 38>',010
Farm, and Mech. 237.742 21.280 116,926 103 243
G oucester Co... . 128.820 21.668 89,200 67 198
Salem B'k'g Co.. 266,766 30,063 148,630 91 287
Cumberland 218,948 17 143 121,160 69.330
Total $13,122,009 092,082 6,878,397 5,028 173
? No statement received.
Total capital $6,798 007
Duetoo'ber banks 697,112
Due by other bonks 2,720.080
Surplus 962,202
Notes ot other batiks 637,641
Real estate 294,396
Stocks 640,806
Other investments 87 113
It. will be observed that the Farmers' Rank, at Wan
??ge, Sussex county; Bergen County B.nk, tiackeusack,
America Bank, Trenton, have made no returns.
Amount of circulation en 1st January. 1856.$4,286,079 67
? Do. do. 7th April, 1856.... 6 876 397 17
recess of circula'ion $1 691,317 60
Amount of depoelt* on 1st January, 1866.... 3,994,641 42
Do. do. 7th April, 1860 6,028,173 06
Cxcess of deposits $1,053,031 63
Amount ? f loans and discounts on 1st Janu
arv. I860 10,999,918 48
Amonnt o! loans snd discounts, on 7th April,
1866 18,192,609 87
faeces of leans and discounts $2,122,690 89
Amount ot speels on hand on 1st Jan., 1866 . 782,569 60
I)o. do. 7ih April, I860 691,632 10
Deficiency in specie on hand $90 027 34
In tbe report of the Illinois Central Railroad Company,
publifhed last week, the following paragraphs were acci
dentally omitttd :?
Mr. Jobn H Done bns been charged with the important
and retprnsible du'ies of Su pane Undent. IPs exoert
ece uifoii 'he Baltimore and Oalo road peculiarly qua.l
fiee ltin 'or the post. Mr. John Wllsou. late Cuninls
siererd tbe General 1-and Office at Raehlrgfnn. ha*
a'suim-d the ehuge of the land iPpeiluiau- tor which
be Is eminently qualified. Hon. K. Lane, formerly Calif
JuaUoe of the Supreme Court of Ohio, mow a direetor of
reeio.utio. Chicago have ^?5, 7'"nl 0,ttl "
tbe ooi ^ roM .u CoWti u . ?? coua,o, f?r
the .n&~r,nZ,..???*- **" " C"""1
It* DioiiegeuiABt of the affairs of this r , ,u.
? Vhfr h Wl; r/7'r^- --EnS
toSV' "" 11 Jud*e U'
th^r
?oaetrwotioii expenditure wMttore
mem. wi h <nlitr roecs iVw th. .I?. , of "Wf
?ent Bi md of Director* to refrain in m" " ,lktf Pr**
a ,'r;: v?^;?v;r,^r?,rr .?,? ?
w^!At,tb' JJUrp0M- for whlot? "tie corporation
?rcLT't^AiY" f"* t,e here Ukeo *Vu. to
riven SI ^ nt l>url">f*, ???.? have wisely
Mf?^1" ??*ry WOW#r to Oit oot i. iHiwu
f?.nfu.I the rood is eoeosi *?i The pel
c7 of leering other n ode, eo disastrous to most of the
rei/road lucres ? of he country. it mot by the Illinois
sfj, Erar"1'- areas:
??2T ~ SB J? TBSiS
tsspss
the earnings were:?
iTrZ; * $K!4^04l' 70
Mhrc^;;; jSSjj
8208 0.14 or. t&l to
?.?i u',#*r '?r -*Prf wers til l 44| ana th?
cetima e lor the preeeat month i? tinoouo ?hi .e ?? 1
iST** T "f* ??"? forVe Iffil Aj iisa
*?? '? 1
The annexed etatem.nt exhibit* the quenUty oad value
* foreign dry goo*. .nta,*j ,t thU port tor eoasump
Mon, for warehouse, and also the withdrawal* from wore
d1U8^?_the "eek ??"?? Wudmg Thursday,
Morwymm an Pimiooir Out Hooob.
Hmtcrtd tor Voniumpti/m.
Manufactures ot wool htsf^to
ho. oi cotton...... ! 'm
dn Kt _.e J:> I7J,69?
,i?- *"'* ?88 618,640
?^eo?e ::::::;:::;::;:.v^ {%$
l0t4U ???'?; 7 u3* 81,449,181
? . WiUiarawn from Warchowe.
Manufacture, oj wo o? ?0 9
8o. of ootton no JS','"
2: 2Z ?????. i? 5St
MleoeUaneoue "."."I!."!! 831 !{,?]?
**<*1 8100,131
u W'arrAotMof.
Heaufaoturee of wool s.m ??-,??
?x?. ofeottou... li WI'HJ
*?Uk . 474 88
^ 00. of flaw !oi T^,?
68 }o711
Total.,.,.... ^7 s~l82 4(0
Value put on the market during the eeek... 81 549,296
The paat week haa not been dwtiugulehed by much
change or noyeUylu the dry geoae trade; etaplegool.
have maintained Hteady p,ijee with a fairanouBt of.salee
Ihe auoUon house, have not b*eo idle, yet sale, here
beea on a rather leee txtenem scale. In the meantime
importations bare been large, owing to the fact that
many reeeels with goods l,.ye been uetalnei to a pe.
riod much later than was expected, and hence, considera
ble depreciation is liaely to re.ult to parlies who hare
imported them. At last accounts trade in Manchester
continued satisfactory. But it will be some time before
manufacturers either in Erg and or here, w?J be .hie to
bring up the prloes ot cotton goods to correepoad with
the enhanced ralue or the raw material. The payments
?lds W7* ^ meet URturlnS P?P?r fot ??"**
di, early In the past autumn, hays been large
s week, while the demand for money has
been more actlre. and at increased rates
of interest. As usual, the heaviest payments fall
due on the 4th of May, wnich this year comes on -tunlay
so that the payments of two d.ys hare to he met In one
?that le, on the 3d. The collect! ,ns from the interior
baye been Wr, while the number of failures has not
been gTeater, perhaps, than usual at the same season o
the year. In domestic goods the market has been steady,
without change of importance in pricae. Bleached
sheetings and shirtings have ruled firmer, and are ueld
?t higher rates. Cotton flannels, denims and drills are
fil fslf fffjnebt at last week's quotation*. Duck sells
moderately at old figures. GlogVitns, lawns and nankin^
remain without ohtnge of importance. rWnting cloths
are In good demand, while 'be stock Is light, l'rints in
fair request. Ticks and stripes are unchanged. Mojsline
ds laines in moderate demand at unchanged prfoea. Flan
nels, jeans and kerseys are in moderate request at
t week's prices. Tweeds are In fair demamd, with mo
derate sales. In foreign dry goods the w.ek has been
marked hy more or less dulness, without imporAnt
change in prices. The largest sales of fancy goods have
been made at auction, and at pricee which have favored
purchase!e. Low prioed black silks and cloths are
scarce, and pricea are pretty well supported.
Stuck Exchange.
Friday, May 2, 1868.
82000 Virginia 6's...
9334
160 shs Erie R K..b30
68)4
8000 do ?8
93
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600 do 91 300 do bftO 96 %
6 do 90 >4 2700 Clev.VTol RK. b<10 78
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100 do bnw 9134 I66 8o 76
1(0 do s3 91 800 do 7434
260 do tflO 92 200 do 7434
100 Co bPO 9214 100 do blO 74 ?4
60 Erie RR sDO 6? >4 1100 do 74*4
260 do 563a 400 do bW 7634
300 do blO 5634 200 Chic fc R I KR..b3 91
800 do b30 66)4 16 do s3 91
750 Co 56 J, 100 do 90*4
260 do 66 120 do 0 90t4
600 do bl5 56)4 100 do 90*4
200 do BOO 66 100 do D30 ?l
60 do b30 66); 150 do 90
100 do bi.0 67 160 Milw At Miss RR., 81
100 do slO 66',' 20 do WW) 83
f,0O do b60 6634 W b60 8244
:i00 do e 66 60 Cln, H 4 I) Rll... 66
300 do .bl5 6634
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6000 do slO 87 50 do b-1 5?34
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10(80 do 8734 Is? b# 66)4
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15 sbeAtlan Bk...o 88 28 Mich8 ft N la RR 95
200 Cuasb Coal Co !>3 2234 W> do .... b60 96)4
00 de 22*4 500 Clev k Tol RR.s3 74
?*C0 do b3 22)4 800 do 74 >4
1C4> do 630 22)t 6*0 do 71*4
100 do bio 22*4 100 NY Cen RR 91)4
260 (fcnton Co 22)4 60 do b30 92
10O do b30 23 60 do blO 91*4
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360 Kite RR s3 66)4 300 do b30 90
lOtO do 56)4
HIM NO BOARD.
fO sli* Wd<*InCo.b1f> 46)4 160 shsOon'd H(ll.s3 10
1(H) <0 blO 46)4 600 (Jard'rCold. b30 100
60 do a 46 600 Fi ft Kypt Jt. ,b30 20
CITY COIM1KRC1AL MJCPORT.
Fripat, May '3?0 r. M.
Amis?.?Tie market was unchanged, with limited
saiae.
PRVAienrwR ?Flour?The market continued Arm.with
ra re aetivi y In sales. The transection* footed up about
7,(H O a 8 000 bbla., closing at about the following table of
quotation*
Common to good State 86 50 a $6 76
Common to g ?d Michigan 5 26 a 6 60
Extra State 6 '26 a <? 37)4
Common to good Ohio 6 75 a 6 26
Extra Ohii 6 76 a 8 00
Extra Genesee 7 00 a 8 00
Southern mixed to good bratds 6 60 a 7 00
Do. fancy and extra 7 00 a 8 60
Canadian, superfine and extra 7 00 a 8 60
Choice extra Georgetown, Richmond
and St. l-onis,, 9 00 a 10 00
Included in the above sales were 400 a 600 bbls. of
Canadian, at the above qnotations. Southern was in good
demand, wiib ?eten of abont 1,600 bbls. at the prices
above stated. Sma.1 sale# of rye flour wsr? reportol at
83 76 a 84 76 for fine and superfine. Cain mend was
steady, at $3 60 for Brand/wine, and fj 26 a 83 3134 for
Jersey Wheat?The sale* embricm] about 1,400 bojihMg
Soutbsn white, a'. $1 73, and 000 a 800 do. Michigan
inlerior white, at >1 00 Cjrn ws, le-s bu >y*at.
The sale* wore cuAned to ah >ut 'JO.OOO bushel*, iae.ud
ing damaged and poor quaJ ty for distiiliog at 59s. a Me.,
and sound yellow aud white at 01c. a O'^Sc O.d West
ern mined was quiet at I'Me. a t)2o. Kye? The market
wee easier, and about 1,200 a 1 400 bushel* Northern
so il at 70c. data were in fair demand, without chtuge
in price*.
Com? ? A aale of 1,100 bag* of Ri ? m made bv
auction, about WW of which wan me ium to go >d quelf
ty, at HS'c a 12c ev-rsga, 11-46?and the renamder,
being i rdina' y to common, at 8%c. a lOV^c?average,
about 9%. 100 beg* Labia sold at 10)4, and 26 mata
Jsvs at 16c ... M
Cotton ?The market *u uniet and th* aale* limited
to color f>00 a 000 balt-H, doing dull without quotable
change in pi ice*.
FkJuUBTK?To Liverpool about 27,000 bunbelt qfjraia
were engaged In bulk aud tiec* at 4>?d a 4t?d fncina
efl lr the above were q 000 a 5,000 bu-hela wheal in bags,
at 6.; 860 torn bacon at 20b.; 200 bbls. pork at 2a., and
600 bbn Hour at Is. Cd. There waa nothing new to Low
don or Havre.
H*y was qmet, at 70c a 76c. for shipping.
MmAhj-rx?Seine of loo hhd*. clayed Cud# were made,
at 80s a 31a.; 90 do. l'?rto Kico, at 401. a 42c., chlctly at
the latter figure , and 114 do. poor qua ity Cuba musc?
vado, at 37>ic. a 33c.; and a ca-g') of gvod quality do.,
at 38c ; 26 bhd*. CarCeoe* at 30)4e., and 200 bbl*. New
Oriean* at 47c. a 4?e.
Naval SroKMt ? Ab' ut 1,000 bbla. common rosin vera
Bold, at 51 70 per 310 Ion., delivered. Spirit* turpentine
waa at 39e. a 40a.
I'Bovwnifm. ?Pork?The market rave way, th* exam
iner t growing to none extent ontof contrast deliver ?a
having subsided. At the opening about 90 bbla. rnaae
boM at $18 60: afterward* 100 a 200 do. sold at 518. at
wbicb the market omd. prime ranged from 515 60 a
516 62 )f. A large aale ol prima on the spot was made on
private terma. Beef wa* unchanged. Sale* of 800 bbW.
were male, a' 57 60 a 58 for country prime; and mean at
58 a 59 60; and repacked waa at 810 a 811. A aale of 60
bbla. twhin beef naroawa* made, at 814; prices ranged
from 514 a 817. Cut meats were aieady. Salea of .105
packager were made, at 7 >ic. a 7 X? for shoulders, end
8Jie. a P)4c. lor liama. Bacon was scarce, with sale* at
about 100 boxea reported, at 8)4 a, for rough middlaa.
But er and eheeee weie unchanged.
Ki<* ? About 160 oaakB were Bold at 3)4e. a 4^c.
Suoakh The aalea embraced about 1,000a 1,200 hhd*.,
chiefly Cuba muscovado, at 6)te a 7?*o., with some small
lots prime at 8c.
Whiskey was steady, with sales of 209 bbls. Ohio and
pria n at 28o.
Tou .cr > Is more inquired after, but scarcity and high
price* nonttrue. The rales included 42 hhd* Ken uo-v,
at 10>?c a '.4He.. S6U bale* Havana, new crap, p. 1; 14V
balec. Cienluegns. p. t.; 11 bale* Sagua p. t.; 44 .usee end
leaf, 10)* e. a 20c.; 26 do. Florida, 19c. a 30c. The stoak
of Speiiiah tebecco oo the market on the 1st of April aud
May c< this year w*s a* follows:?
Ihirana. Cult*. Sao to. Fhra. Cv*f.
April 1 bales 1927 100 347 897 ?
Keoelved since 4,018 ? 11 300 141
Total 6 946 100 368 1,187 14T
Bales te April 30 1.221 100 109 427 ?
Stock May 1 .4^721 - 102 700 l?f
Woot.?There is no cheDgK In the market. A steady
demand exist* for carpet and clothing qualities, ol which
the sal * foot up about 300,000 lbs . at price* current for
he various qua iriee. Holders ot dome* ic of wiieb lbs
supp y is pot heavy, In their desire to close off this vea-'a
Mock, Biibmtt to a slight rednotiun of price. Fo.lgn
wools are Arm.
FAMILY nAAKETIIU.
RETAIL PBlOKd OK FARM PRODUCE IN WAflHINOTON
1* SHEET. ,
There is but little change In the retail prices of farm
produce sinm last week. Meat maintain* about the aama
?ates. though it should be cheaper, as the sales of oattin
were larger last week, at a reduction, lamb I* very dear
still, fO cents per ponnd being asked for It. Veal raten
from five to eievsn cents per pound, and mutton from
?ix to twelve, which is tolerably cheap.
Fish preseu's no notlcsable change. Frssh herring la
In market, se'ling from 20 to 25 cents per dozen. A few
porgles are In; next wee* they will be plenty. Timg
made their appaaraaoe last year on the 20th of April,
this year on the 2d of Mey.
Butier has fallen again. Good OrtDge county is selling
at 26 cents par lb.; Btata at 20, and Western at 18.
Potatoes ara 26 cents per bbl. cheaper. Asparagus ia
In; dies not yet look well. Radishes and water creeaaa
are plenty and cheap. Kggs are ??ill alne for a shilling.
The following table shows the price ol each article:?
KEATS.
lost Sirloin, roast, par lb 18 a 0 16
Rib, roaat, prima ? a ? U
Rib, chuck ? ?0U
Bit loin steaks ? n 5 18
Porterbouaa steaks 20 m ? 26 ?
Rump steaks. 13 a 0 16
Plates and navels, oorned 0 09 a 0 12
Mutton, par lb 0 06 a 0 12
per carcase, per lb ; 0 08 a 0 10
Lamb? ?? 44 08 a 0 90
Veal? " 0 68 a 6 1#
Veal, fore quarters, per lb 8 t6 a 0 67
Hind quarters " 0 08 a 0 11
Veal cutlata 44 0 2U a 0 26
Yonng pig, each 2 50 a 3 Id
'' per lb 0 09 a 0 18
Pork, fresh, per lb ? a 0 12
Hams, smoked, par lb 012 a 0 14
Shoulders 44 44 ? a 0 IB
Sides 44 44 ? a 0 14
ffideg, pickled 44 ? a 0 12
Jowlg 14 - * 0 1?
inoiMbeS 44 - ? J! if
Bed tohgCM, piece - ? ? T?
Sausages J, _* ? k ll V.
Bologna sausages 44 ? a 0 35
Tripe 44 ? 07 a 0 08
Lard 44 - a 8 if
POULTRY AND 0AMR.
Wild turkies, aach 26B a 508
Turkeys, per 16 ? ? 8 18
Geese, ~ 4 8 11 a 0 18
Ducks, tarn# per pair 1 78 a 2 08
Widgeon, per pair.. ?.. 0 82)4 * -
Chickens, per lb ? a 0 18
Burin* chickens, per patr 1 00 a 1 3T)f
Fowls, pair 100 a 1 SB
Guinea do., 44 0 76 a 1 06
Pigeons, stall fed, per dor ? a 26#
Wild ptdgens, tier dot ? a 2 00
Quail, 44 - ? *08
Partridges, pair 0 83 a ?
I,Rabbits, 44 0 60 a ?
1 Black duck, 44 - ? 0?
Clares, per pair ? a 0 78
Broad bill iluak ? a 0 76
Brant, per pair, .........160 a ?
Venison, per lb 10 a 0 18
Canvass baoa duck, per pair 1 60 a ?
Squirrels, per pair 0 12)4 a 0 26
Capons, per lb 0 26 a ?
Grouse, par pair 1 00 a -~
FRUITS.
Apples, Newtown pippins, per kbl 4 04 a ?
44 greenings. " ? a 8 05
44 russets, 44 ? a 8 26
44 Bpltxsnberg, " ? a 3 60
44 Gilliflowrr, V 2 00 a 2 60
44 all sorts, half peek 0 26 a 0 30
Cranberries, per bhi ? a 20 00
44 par quart 20 a ?
H8H.
Shad, eaah 0 18 a 0 26
Terrlpln, aach ? a 1 08
Berring, per dot 0 20 a 0 26?
Brook treut, per lb ? a 8 40
pike, 44 ? a 0 12
PtckereflL 44 ? a 0 12
Bass, 4 ? a 0 12
Suckers, 44 ? a 8 Stt
Sunflsh, 44 ? a 0 08
Codfish, 44 0 06 a 0 07
Eels, 44 ? a 0 16
Frostflsh 14 0 00 a 0 10
I'ereh, 44 ? a 0 08
i'orgiea, 44 ? a 000
Flounders, 44 ? a ? 04
Bull beads 44 ? a 8 OB
haddock. 44 ? a 008
Halibut, 44 ? a 8 12
Fresh mackerel," 0 10 a ?
Ball mackerel, 14 012 a 810
8alt shad, 44 0 12)4 a ??
Sciokcd hstibui, 14 0 10 a ?
Do. niuckcrel, " 0 12 a ?
Bounds and tongues, per lb 0 08 a ?
Smoked' 'had 44 0 12 a ??
Soused salmon, perran 2 60 a ?
Bnmkod salmon, per lb 0 18 a ?
Dry oouflsh, 44 0 84 a 881
BHKLLFiaH. *
Oysters?Frincee bay, per 100 0 82)4 a 1 80
Virginia 44 0 60 a 1 80
Clsm*?Shrewsbury, per 100 0 26 a 0 76
little Neck, 44 ? a 2 60
lobster*, per lb 0 06 a 80c
Crabs, per doaen ? a 8 18
VKOKTABLKR.
Potatoes, sneroer, per bbl 2 00 a ?
" Carter's 11 ? a 2 26
" western reds, 44 ? a 1 76
44 per balf-peck 10 a 16
Sweet, per bbl ? a 4 00
41 44 half peck ? a 0 37
Bquasnes, per due ? a 2 60
Red onions, per bushel ? a 0 76
White onions, 44 ? a 1 26
Oshbeges?new, each 0 08 a 8 08
Cabbages?red. each ? a 0 10
Bavny cabbage 0 08 a " 18
Beets, per bushel ? * 8 37
Carrots, bush ? a 8 8V-4.
Balse, each 88 a 0 48
Gsrlick, per hunch ? a 8 18
Uttuee, per head 0 02 a 0 04
Leeks, bunch 8 08 a ?
Turnfpe. white, per half peck ? a 0 10
lima oeans, soaked, per quart ? a 0 19
Parsley, ou-eh ? a 0 97
Ctiery, Veneh 88 a 8 12
Green paai, per quart ? a 0 12
Parsnip#, per dos ? a 8 <12
Asparsgns, bunch ? a 0 8114
Itrnnrale, eaah 005 a 008
Tows toes, hex 1 00 a 1 98
Splnsch, I slf peck ? a 0 12
Redlshes. hunch ? a 0 08
Water cresses, ? a 0 10
BUTTE*, CHRESR, ETC.
Batter?Btata, per lb 20 ? ""
Orange, 44 8 'J6 a ?
Ohio, - 8 IT a 8 10
Cheese, per lb 8 18 a 0 12
English, per Ih ? a 0 21
Pineapple, each ? a 1 12){
Sap tago, per 16 ? a 0 26
?gar*. 9 - a 0 If >6
?aaep, rtrtfagO, pec It ,,..,2 18 ? Q t*

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