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JAMKS GOllbON UKMMCTT. EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. omci M. w. COKNKK UP K0I.TON AND NASSAU 8T8. Volume XXXI So. #06 AMUSEMENTS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVBNINO. WOOD S THEATRE. Broad w >y, opposite the 81. Nicholas - I'lXDimm i.a? Mm. Smith. MaUoae at 1)? o Clock. CHABIiF.V WHITE'S COMBINATION TROUPE, at Mechaolra' Hall, OT H roadway? I* a Varikty or I.ioht anu I.ai k EKTKRTAiNaa.NTt, Court db Uallkt, Ac. Taa Johau Contrabands. BLEEOKER STREET OIRCU3, between Perry and < 'liailf* struct*.? Kioixu, Vaultimu. Ac. TERRACE OARDRN. Iliipt Avenue, between Fifty eighth and Fifty-ninth streets.? Tbio. Thomas' OavuKiraAL C*rukn C0N1KKT3, com;nmioiug at 8 o'Clock. ?OOt.EY'* OPERA HOl'HE, Brooklyn.? BraiorLA* Ml? mtUI- 1>A XAIM. BDKLV.<aUKl AMU PAMroXl*S?. NEW TOHK M USE I'M OF ANATOMT. #11 Broadway.? I.CC'TIIUKH WITH THR OXT- H YDItOOKX MlCROSCOrB twice daily. Op*a from 8 A. M. till 10 P. M. \rw York, Wed need* jr, July 95, 1806. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS. All advertisement* handed in until half past nine o'clock :u tlae evening will he classified under appro priate heading* ; hut proper clftssillrallon cannot be mured aftor that hour. TBS vaws, CONGRESS. 4 mux ?s? fr0? the Pr*??'(lent returning the joint reso lution restoring Tennessee to her relations in tho Union with hi* signature, ?a< received In tho House yesterday, the President disapproved of the joint resolution, for it did nut admit the members from Tennessee, their admission still being left to the discretion of each House. He signed the bill, but his signature I* not to bo construed as admitting the right of Congress to pass laws preliminary to the admission o! the HUtes, nor as corroborating all tho statements In the preamble, no official notice of the ratification of the intendment by Tennessee havincr been received by himself or the Secretary of Mate. In conclusion he recntnniewl* the admission of Tennessee sud all the other Slates to * fair participation In the govern ment. The message ,was receivod with derisive laughter by the radicals and with cheers by the democrats. At the i onclusl^n, on motion of Mr. Stevens the Reconstruction Committee was discharged from the further consideration of the credentials of the Tennessue meml?ers and that question roterred to the Committee on Flection*. The latter committee made a favorable report after a few minute'' Interview, nnd Messrs. Stokes, Mayuard ami Taylor, three Representa tives fmm Tennessee, appearod at the liar of the Hou/ie, and the oath was solemnly administered. The applause rn the galleries was loud ami prolonged, and one hnn wred g'ins were fired in tho evening in honor ot the re ad nvsslon of Tennessee. In the Senate, yesterday, the bill to procure thesp"*dy construction of tho Pacific Railroad was rrportrd with amendments, and laid over until December next. The Mil relating to bounties for colored soldiers was pass'd with some amendments, on the House bill The army bill was called up nnd the one passed by the Senate recently was substituted for the bill passed oy the Rouse. It now goes to the House for concurrence. The Tariff bill was also passed with amendments. The dhole bill as It now stands passed by the Senate is given in our Congressional proceedings this morning. The Civil Appropriation bill was then tatcen up, and an amendment Increasing the pay of Congressmen to 95,000 per annnm with mileage, tho increase to com mence with the present Congress, was adopted. Tn the I evening session the bill to equalize the bounties of sol diers was defeated by a vote of 14 against 22. In the House the I?i Bclency t.ill was considered tn Committee of the Whole, and several bills and nnv nd menu relating thereto woie retried and di^poeed or. A bill authorizing the payment of the rewards for the captum of Jeff Davis and the assassination conspirator wu postponed until to-day. The Senate amendments to the revised Tariff bill were non-concurred in and a com mittee asked for. EUROPE. Our special European correspondence, embracing let ter! from Sheerness (Kngland), Berlin, Milan, Venice, Pari* and Bordeau*, dated to the latest moment pre vions to the departure of the Scotia, embraces matter of much interest relative to the progress and position of the Napoleon peace armlstlco negotiations and tho war ope rations In Germany. The |?nace plan news was Tery rtls tastcfttl to the clUcena of Milan Bnd Venice. Our cor respondent in Venice furnishes a very graphic descrip tion of the scenes which he witnessed in that city after the receipt of the news of lt? cession to France. "To be turned Into Frenchmen," as the "end of their troubles," wss too much for a people almost existing on the glory of their traditions. Ttie Prince of Wales, accompanied by a very distin guished party, visited the Fnlted States iron-clad Mian- 1 tonomoh, at Sheerness. on the 14th of July, The Fourth of July celebrations which took place in Paris, Berlin, and Bordeaui, are reported by our corra ?Pendents. THE CITY. The cholera has somewhat abated Only Tour . ase*. were reported officially In Ihe city yesterday, itnd si* In Brooklyn. There are several others unofficially re ported, hut thore Is no doubt that the weather is retard ins the progress of the di'eaie. The 1 holcra on the Islands was no less severe. Three deaths hove oernrted and ? large number of the troop are ill with diarrlio'a. The mortuary report for the week endine July 21 shows that there wore l,:i62 deaths, or which number 64& were from zy motlc or roul air diseases From the quarterly report of the Register of Vital Statistics, giving an In teresting comparative table of the desths forfour mouths or the present year, with the number or deaths for the whole year of 1*6?, It will also be seen tha? the total mortality for the mouth* of April, May, and Jtiue, of tho prwent year was fi.MX) The Cltlsens' F.xecullve Committee lor the relief of the Portland suffrrers met vent, rday, an ! s committee of four gentlemen was appointed to visit Portland and attend to the distribution ef the funds The Treasurer reported the amount of coniributions received to be $101,740 The total amount donated in the city Is $lfr4.PI0 ft?, of which 1^.52(1 was collected in Catholic Churches and donated by Catholic payors la.?t Sunday. The further hearing of the c*aa of Henry Holni"s ?lias nail, < hargad wtth counterfeiting, tras returned yesterday morning before Ootnmle?tooer 01>oru Tb>' ?vldetiee of one witeoes having been taken, the exarai nation was fnrthar adjourned till to-day. The alleged Hoboken bounty jnmpint fi" ?n al > on lor hearing In this matter Jamas BeliJy had charged Jame* Hughes with having defrauded him of |7'0 bounty m'.n') | Counsel on both Sides having summed up the evidence, the Commissioner reear?*d hl? de< is'Oii lilt Tuesday netl Jndge McCunn, etttlng 0 Chambers of the Superior Court, look occasion, yesterdsy, when * liquor inj'incti n rase wss called up, to give an op mon ?d\ er?e to lh*> con stltationalilv ef the Excise law Tbers sre now three Judges of this district who have thus derided A number of decisions we?e j eaterday rendered by Judges Harnard and Clerke la the Supreme Conn, Cham fear*. Among them is one grant. ng a motion lor tbe appointment of a guardian for Mr* Julia A t raoe lo the divoroe (ait com mc need by her buehsnd, Albert Crust. Four lads were arreted id Rronklya. yesterday, for e'.ealing from Mr. H?nry Owen's store, on the corner of Atlantic and' Henry streets. The lads were aged reepect lieit fimrUen, sixteen. ?e*imtee? sad eighteen. They Will be examined this morning. Two me? named C-on wai and OrWRn, alleged river 41 levee, were arrested on Monday for the ro irder of ltob"rt Mitchell mate of the schooner John Boynlog, on R'ker's Island in December Int. Tb- j- ware lodged In jeit to await trial. Kate Usilen. one of the victim* of the explosion in I^onsrd street, on Monday, died yesterday. Sanh Friebel, of No 1 Varick street, wss stabbed by fcer I111 l>and on the I7fli ln?iani. at their house, and died yoterday at Itoli-vae Hospt'al. A coroner s Jury foiled thai she came u> her deaih by wounds inflicted b? fcar h ind, and lie was locked |ij> to await tD? aetlot 0 Mm 1 ' ttid Jarr. I Oiie cane of sunstroke nu reputed is Brooklyn yes teriluy, which will not prow fata). The regular social entort* ninent of the Youn" M n's Christian Association *u given in their ball on Fulton avenue last evening, and was a decided mrcin*. The stock market wax dull yesterdsy morning, but an the' day advanced It became strong and active. Govern ments were steady. Gold closed at 1S0)(. The markets were rather more steady yesterday than on Monday; but there was no general movement In merchandise, and price* were still to a great extent nominal. Groceries were fairly active at full prices. Cotton was dull and lower. On 'Change floor again de dined. Wheat was nominal and heavy. Con. with a fair demand, was firm. Oats were lower. Pork closed steady. Beef Arm. I<ard heavy, and petroleum and whiskey almost nominal. The market for beef rattle was more aotlva and firmer this week, and prices were fully half a cent higher on all but extras. Good to prime cattle sold readily at from 17c. to lHe., and some strictly choice corn-fed steers brought rather more. Ordinary cattle sold down to 13c., and scallawags sold even lower, bat were dull. Milch cows wore in moderate demand at from $30 to $00, according to circumstances. Veals were In good demand at full prices. Sheep and lambs were also In good demand and higher, varying from $3 AO to $T 60 a $8. Hogs were active at from 10><o to 11 V- for Western corn-fed. The total receipts were ? 5, MB beeves, DOT cows, 1.002 veals, 13,308 sheep and lambs, and 8,235 hogs. MISCELLANEOUS. We have file* from Turks Island dated to the Tth of July. The flazetr reports the salt tradf thus: ? Several large vessels have arrived thlo week for salt, some of them direct from the Ignited States. We have had some Vavy rain during the wee*, and the weather continues very threatening. A (JkhI supply on hand. General Sherman was enthusiastically received at Montreal yeetorday, and became the guest of Colonel Bell, the hero of the Alms. He made a short and char acteristic speech to the military and the committee of citizens from the deck of the steamer Cbambly. In the Canadian Parliament, yesterday, Mr. McDon ald attacked the government for extravagance^ in the volunteer arrangements. The Attorney General replied that the Fenians would make another attack, and the volunteer officers did not know anything about soldiering h ?cau?e they were appointed when Mr. McDonald was at the head of the government. Mr. Jones said the troops were badly supplied when called out lately. Mr. Mc Donald thonght it was England's place to supply them with arm*. The encampment of the New Jersey Rifle corps at I.ong Branch wait commenced yesterday. It is to last four davs, and the troops will be reviewed by Mafor General Meade on Thur.-day, and possibly by President Johnson. Four cases of cholera, none of which have so far re suited fatally, were reported yesterday In Philade'phla. A public meeting was held In Charleston on Monday evening for the purpose of appointing delegates to the Philadelphia Convention. Resolutions were adopted en dorsing the President, denouncing the radicals and ap proving the call of the convention. A large and enthusiastic convention of radicals was held in Missouri yesterday to nominate candidates for Congress. J. W. McCiurg was the nominee. Tho Saratoga races commonced yesterday. A brilliant assemblage of tho fushionable and sporting population, ns well a? a grand array of equine contestants, Is notice able at the famous watering place. Two ra -e* were run yesterday, the first, of one and three-quarter mile, being won by the chestnnt colt Merrill, without any exertion, against Ulrica, Bays water and Tom Wolfolk, nil Lexington stock, and Billy Connor, a descendant of FaTwoletto, The time was 3:2?, tho track being heavy. Tn the second race, of two mile heats. Onward, the chest nnt colt, won without much exertion. The anti-rent situation in Albany county Is quiet Tho writs of ejectment have been served and the National Guard will return home to-day. A riot of the opposite races accurred in Columhns, Ky., on Saturday. Three or four negroes were killed and several whites are missing. The fourteenth annual festival of the National Kaenger bund convened in Louisville yesterday morning. Forty fonr societies were represented and the city presented a hoi lday appearance. Hie societies were welcomed by the Mayor in an eloquent address. The festival is to con tinue through the week, and wind up with a grand ex cursion to Mammoth Cave. Further developments are made by onr correspondent at Washington regarding the testimony of certain wit nesses in the assassination case, by wham Jeff Davis was so strongly implicated. The fact that one of them, named Campbell, aiterwards n-t ranted everything he had sworn to, and confessed to being bribed by the radicals to give such testtlmony, wu published in the Hmlai.d sometime ego. The only remaining testimony against Davis Is that of two men named Patten and Wright, whom Campbell declared were, like himself, bogus. The documents containing this testimony were the ones to which Mr Rogers was recently refused access. The I'rocrrM ?> Ik* Karorrii Diplomatists? A Voire from the North. As wo antlciputod, Russia has at last decided to give an opinion in regard to the European mnddle. In Russia, an in moat of Europe, the press does not apeak without the knowledge and consent of the government, especially upon affairs so important as this; and we are consequently justified in considering the ex tract from the Moscow Gazcttr, which we pub lished yesterday, as at least a serai-official ut terance. According to this authority " Ruasia does not desire any change In the state ot things in Enrope " ? that is to aay, in the atate of things before the war. She approves neither of the projects of Napoleon nor of Uismarck. She might possibly be glad to aee a united Italy, if It eould be legitimately se cured and if Rome were transferred with Venetia; bnt she is not willing to hare the peace of the world disturbed and an entirely ucw order of things inaugurated simply to gratify the ambition of two busy diplomatist*. Napoleon will probably be surprised to find from this note in the Gazftte ? which folly offsets his own in (he MouUenr ? how well Russia comprehends his game, fler silence has evid'-utly been passed in close observa tion and reflection, and she is now ready to meet him upon every point. Summing up the German question in a single phrase, she de clares that Pnissia and Austria have w ren dered themselves the tools of France." Tltey have gone to war because of Napoleon's intrigues. They are injuring each other in order to benefit him. They are his tools, his ins'raments, whom he has adroitly contrived to use lor his own purposes. "The submission of Austria to Frtfijce,'' M in the o???lon of Venetia and the diplomacy f?n?ern inir an armistice, "is|not advantageous, but dangerous, to the European equilibrium." The old and bitter feeling against Napoleon, as an upstart and a parvenu, a war-mnker and a law-breaker, shows itself in these emphatic words. On the other hand, "the supremacy of I'runsia in Northern Germany narrows that of Russia on the Baltic," and will therefore be prevented, in spite of all Napoleon's plans and Bismarck's ambition. Russia cannot sanction the efforts of Trussia "to attain supreme power." The great nation of the North sees the danger which would follow the triumphs of suck on imperial revolutionist as Napoleon and such a diplomatic revolutionist as Bismarck, and will soon check their schemes. Bat the pregnant article in the Gaudii does not touch upon Austria and Prussia only. Like a quiet looker-on at a game of chest, Russia has noticed every move. In regard to Venetia she says that "Venetia, without Rome, will constitute no real progress for Italy." Tbls Is precisely what all the Italians are de claring now. It is the weak point of Napo leon's combination. He hoped to secure Rom* to ike Tope hy Yens On tor Italy. That was the secret of the bargain between him and Austria, and the reason why Veaetia was ceded to France instead of being given up to Italy at once. Austria is anxious to save the Papacy, if possible, and Napoleon has con vinced her that it can be done by this barter. But to his astonishment the Italians will not submit to such an arrangement They are in dignant They do not want Venetia handed to them as a present from France, or, perhaps, from the Pope himself. They want to fight for It and to win it with Prussia's aid. and then take Rome afterwards. For a moment it seem ed as if resentment bad overcome Napoleon's natural oantion. His despatch to the Italian government, ordering all operations against the French territory of Venetia to cease, was too abrupt to be courteous. But Italy, with Prussia as her ally, is too strong to fear a men ace even from France; and now the authorita tive rolce of Russia also declares against Napo leon in this mitter. Russia has no sympathies with the Pope, and asserts that Italy ought to have both Venetia and Rome. At the same time neither Russia nor England can support " the dictatorship of France in Italy and Ger many." These are ominous words, and they mean mischief for Napoleon. The career of the French Emperor has been an extraordinary one; but unless he shall change his tactics, it is not very far from its consum mation. He has acquired power by a series of theatrical surprises. When he landed at Bou logne with an eagle and a gray overcoat, he revealed the method by which he expected to govern first France and then the world. For tunately for himself he was sont to the dun geons of Ham. Solitude is a great educator. It matured Napoleon's ideas, as it has those of Jeff Davis, who would now be a dangerous man in any other country than this. But, although Napoleon's ideas were matured, his diplomacy was the same, and it may be defined by the single word trickery. He was chosen President of the French republic by a trick. He pretended to be a fool, just as one of the ancient Popes pretended to be in his dotage, so that unscrupulous men would place him in power to use him as their puppet While President he intrigued with and tricked all the republican leaders in turn, constantly prac tising his art, as Houdin or Anderson or Heller practise feats of legerdemain. He became Emperor by a trick. His alliance with England was a clever trick which has reduced the British nation to a second rate Power. All his plans for peace congresses and diplomatic conferences wero shrewd tricks, designed to increase his own glory at the expense of other people. His championship of Italy was a trick to dis arm those who were determined to assassinate him. He tricked Maximilian into Mexico, and he has been humbugging Secretary Seward ever since. Like a diplomatic flirt, be has sided with all the Powers of Europe, one after the other, and at last be has got them all at loggerheads. Now be has to deal with Russia, who objects to his best laid plans, who cannot be bambooiled and who is too mighty to be ignored or defied. We are curious to see how he will play his game with this opponent A single mistake and we shall soon hear the end of the Napoleonic dynasty. The Nrfrn Saltafe CraTentlu la Sep tember. Jack Hamilton and his associates hare issued an add rest to the negro suffrage faction, citing their grievances and showing why it U neces sary for them to meet In convention to redress their wronga. In thia document a few words in praise of the radicals in Congress are inserted, not so mnch for what they have done for the negro party, as for what they hope they will do ; and the balance is taken np in the abuse of the President for refusing to enforce negro suffrage at the point of the bayonet, and for granting pardon to those who participated in the rebellion. The feet that the President has taken this poai - tlon has probably prevented Jack Hamilton and some of his associates from being elected to offlce, and, therefore, according to their view of the subject, the country is ruined, and is being turned over to traitors who onght to have been punished and treason thereby made odious. This at least Is the logic of their reasoning. If universal negro suffrage bad been established Hamilton might probably have been elected Governor of Texas; but since it was not, it now becomes necessary that a convention shall be held that the Mends of that principle may meet together, organize a part j and concentrate their efforts in a way that will be more effective. Hence the Sep tember convention at Philadelphia. This gathering is made all the more neces sary from the positive refusal of Conarress to make negro suffrage one of the planks of its reconstruction platform. All the radicals in the House of Representatives who have pretended to be in favor of suffrage to the black, includ ing Tbad Stevens, have deserted tbem, as shown by their vote on the admission of Tennessee, while only four in the Senate ? Brown, Pomeroy, Sumner and Wade? were re'dy to insist upon that as a condition on which a State shall be restored. Under these circumstances there is but one course for the negroites to pursue, and that Is to organise ? party in opposition to both Congress and the Executive, on the plat form of universal negro suffrage and the eleva tion to office of none but those who subscribe to that doctrine. All who are in favor of this movement should, by all means, be in Phila delphia on the first Monday in September. That will be an important day for the negro party, ?nd unlets the convention is well attended the cause, we fear, will be seriously damaged. Here is a chance for all the Intelligent negroes of the South to prove to the American people that they sre qualified to participats in the affairs of the government, and thus render assistance to the movement of Jack Hamilton and associates to organise a party. This is also the place for Wendell Phillips to assert his doctrines. For this movement is dirootiy in his line, and an opportune gathering for him. Hi* platform of u lands and ballots foe the negro " is just the thing for thia occasion, and if he will but attend it can, no doubt, be nmde tfce cardinal plank in the doctrine of the parly. Here is also an opportunity for Downing, the oysterman, to make his mark, and with the Rev. Mr. Garnett to assist him be will be a power in the convention. Fred Douglass should also attend and give the assemblage the benefit of his eloquence. Gerrit Smith, Garri son and all the other long-haired philosophers of New England should, by all means, rein force Hamilton.with their presence and advice. But the gathering wilt not be complete with out the preeenoe sf Rev, Antoinette U Brown. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anna Dickinson, and all the aJtoer atron^-mindod women who hare manifested Mich admiration for the negroes. We arc anxious that the gathering ?hall be large and formidable, and that in talent it shall excel the present Congress. We are op posed to universal negro suffrage ; but we are not sure that if all the parties enumerated at tend they may not present arguments that will convince us that It is necessary for the safety of the country. We intend to give them the benefit of a full report of their proceedings, and help them along in this way as much as possible. We are, therefore, anxious that the attendance shall be large, and that all the leading minds of both sexes in that party shall be present Unless they are, the whole move ment, we fear, will be a failure. If a party is to be organized, this is the most favorable time for 1L It is quite certain that the present radi cal Congress will do nothing for them, and they have got to rely upon their own moral strength and influence at the polls. The old parties are all demoralized, and the country is up for any new movement. The only thing that is wanted is to have it started right and in a way that it will impress itself upon the minds of the peo ple. Thin can only be done by all the parties named attending and assisting those from the South whom Hamilton and his associates shall prevail upon to present themselves on that occasion. Perfidy of Napoleoa? Toady turn of Howard. General Sheridan reports to Lieutenant General Grant that detachments of French troops are still landing at Vera Crux, and that his observations convince him that Napoleon is not sincere in his promise to evaouate Mexico. Furthermore, our advices from Mexico, via Washington, inform us that Maximilian has signed a treaty with the French Minister, stipu lating, among other provisions, that seven thousand French troops shall remain in Mexico under Maximilian, and that France will fur nish to the Maximilian government Ave hun dred thousand dollars per month for five years to meet Maximilian's civil expenses. Maxi milian gives as security the "railroad from Vera Crass to Mexico," and agrees that all his revenues shall be collected by French officero. There may be something at the bottom of all this, notwithstanding the absurdity of giving to Napoleon the "railroad from Vera Cruz to Mexico" ? a thing that does not exist ? as surety for a French loan at all events. The indications are that Napoleon is playing false with our government in all that relates to his promised evacuation of Mexico and abandonment of the cause of Maximilian. Should this intelligence prove true, then may the American government exclaim, not as the first Napoleon did, " Perfidt Albion," bnt "Perfidious Napoleon the Third." We dis trusted from the beginning the sincerity of Napoleon in his "understanding" with Mr. Seward, at the close of the rebellion, that the French troops should be withdrawn from Mex ico as rapidly as was consistent with the honor of France, and we now s see that our apprehensions are in a fair way of being realised. Whenever an old French battalion is withdrawn from Mexico we see a new and fresh one landed. Any one who watched the course of Napoleon in carrying out his promises to evacuate Rome, or rather his utter want of fkith in not doing so, cannot be greatly surprised at his perfidy in not fulfilling his engagement to the American government to withdraw his troops from Mexico. Whether this understanding or engagement were secret or open, Mr. Seward has evidently been over reached or cheated by the tricky and unscru pulous Bmperor of France. Mr. Seward has all along been toadying to foreign Powers ? a policy that has added neither dignity nor strength to the republic. He has played so deeply into the hands of Great Britain that an American citisen at this day hardly knows whether his country is not again in a state of vassalage to the British Crown, snd he himself a subject of the British Queen. With him Great Britain seems never to have done any wrong to the United States, but that American citizens are continually doing something wrong towards Great Britain. So far as his action has gone he might with propriety argue that international neutrality laws shall not be enforced when they apply adversely to the United States, but that they shall be most rigidly when they apply adversely to Great Britain. As his toadyism to that Power is every day bringing us into a more humiliating position as a great nation, so his policy with regard to Napoleon's intervention in the affairs of this continent, as well as bis course respect ing the brutal conduct of Spain towards Chile and Peru, is weakening our influence with the South American republios and causing us to lose the prestige we have so long enjoyed as their friend and protector. When h can be shown that the great American republic is to be strengthened, its power and influence aug mented, by toadying to any foreign prince or potentate, then may Mr. Seward have some parasites who may hail him as the champion of American honor and rights ; but until then we believe our people will hardly know about which to entertain the most repugnance? the perfidy of Napoleon or the toadyism of Se ward. In the meantime we await with interest farther bulletins from General Sheridan and the Mexi can frontier. Anotkm Txrmvtc Boiura Rxfi/wion in the Citt. ? We yesterday gave the particulars of another terrible steam boiler explosion in the beart of the city, by which eleven persons wore dreadfully scalded, and all narrowly escaped death. It Is strange that, with the lessons of the post before those having the Inspection of these boilers in charge, these accident* are allowed so frequently to occur. It is the distinct duty of officers in the Metro politan Police Department to inspect all steam boilers in the city, and after testing their strength and soundness to give permits accord ingly to persons using tbem. lias this been the case with the Leonard street boilers, the effects of whose explosion we have just chroni cled f If they have been duly inspected, where does the fisolt lie? with the incompe isr.cy of the inspector or wtth the carelessness of those having the bo lent in charge t It Is stated that the boilei shirt keen regularly and thoroughly overhauled at stated periods; but upon exsminstion after the explosion It wsa ascertained that the interior of the collapaed flu* shows the iron to have been torn like so much pasteboard. It would seem that the sys tem at present In practice in regard to the in spection of steam boilers is defective. It re quires mors than ordinary expertness to detect ? law i? thn iron anon the twUe of ft holler i that b .a defect that can be beat tested at the mill whMS the iron is manufactured or rolled. TLere la where the inspection of steam boilers should practically begin; for, If the boiler iron passes thorough inspection there, there is but lit?le danger of Us proving faulty after the boiler is constructed and placed on steamboats, in manufactories, or in dangerous places in the heart of the city. We bops the cause of the Leonard street aocident will be properly ex* amined into, and if it prores to be the result of incompetency or oarelessness, or from an ori ginal defect in the boiler, let the (act be known in order that a similar occurrence may be pre vented in the fhture. Coototbhhtimq Tuabobt Notjw ? Important Investigation and Curious Devklokmsnts. ? An investigation of more than ordinary impor tance is now in progress before United States Commissioner Osborn. The prisoner is accused of having had in his possession, with intent to utter the same, a counterfeit one hundred dol lar three year compound interest Treasury note. The testimony thus far elicited, if re liable, discloses the existence of a most extra ordinary state of affairs in the printing or en graving bureau of the United States Treasury Department One witness, employed in the plate printing department, testifies that he was approached in regard to taking impressions of the plates on lead and paper, and famishing lb?m to outside parties. To ease the con science of the witness it was urged that other parties were cheating the government, and he might just as well have the benefit of doing the same. It appears that the impressions were delivered, the fraudulent printing plates engraved, and a large issue of counterfeit Treasury notes was the consequence. The in vestigation thus far shows not only criminal negligence on the part ot the persons having in charge the plate printing bureau, but also pre sents the case in an aspect seriously affecting the moral character of certain parties in and out of the department A couple of women, one of whom, at least, was employed in the Treasury Department, are bronght upon the stand, and with great reluctance testify to the criminality of the accused, their complicity with the parties, and the impurity of their social relations with them. The immoral character of some of the female employees in the Treasury Department has heretofore been a subject of comment It has even been asserted that if King David had had a Treasury printing bureau in his day it would not have been necessary for him to have sent Uriah to the front All these accusations, however, were considered mere inventions and scandals, the offspring of malice and envy. Rut we have in the case before us substantial evidence of a different character. It is un pleasant to dwell upon the social delinquencies of government officials; but, however disagree able the task, tho whole rottenness of the Treasury Department from the thirty millions discrepancy under ex-Secretary Chase's ad ministration down to the stealing of the im pressions of the Treasury note plates of the government, and the circumstances attending their transfer to a gang of counterfeiters, is a matter of the ntmost importance, and should not be passed over without a rigid Congres sional investigation. It is stated that these alleged counterfeit plates are not impressions merely, but actually the original plates en graved for the Treasury Department If this be true so much the more urgent is the neces sity for a thorough overhauling of everything connected with the management of the depart ment from the beginning of the rebellion to the present time. MMIJJJDEAI. The CtiBtrrfHtm. . J*m?w Colbert write* to Inform u? that the atatement In our Washington despatches that he bad been arrwted aaa counterfeiter la entirely without foundation. He say* he haa been for a week confined to hla bed with a painful lllnssa, and that he wia much surprised to aaa ?acti a aUtemuot. The Eardnnt Middle. An "over age" Individual write* u? that be aaaa h y Sunday's Huald that the new mUltia law held* every person over forty llvs year* of age liable to pay the One imposed If they do not Me their exemption paper* la the County Clerk'a office. He think* the enrolment haa not been carefully made, and question* the right of an enrolling offleer to leava a notice for a man when he i* informed that he i* on the exempt aide of forty-fire. "Over If*" would further like to know if any man over fortv-flve yean of age la compelled to go and spend ab t one dollar to file hla exemption paper for what he i not liable for; and how any law can be pened by the legislature compelling him ao to do without repeal ing the law or ctatute that example blm from all mili tary duty at the age of forty-five. I'vkiew* Bodies. It frequently happen*. *ay* a phi lantbropic writer to the Hkeiui, that persons who are drowned or inurd< red, and those who die suddenly In the atrects, are buried without being ident'Oed by their frienda. If the proper meaoa wera adopted, this, to a great extent, might be prevented. When an unknown poraon i* found dead through any ranee whatever a photograph should be uken of him or her and placed In aome eftabiiahtaent appropriated for the purpose, where It shoe Id remain on exhibition permanently. A correct wood cut might be made from the photograph and pabllshed in some paper selected for the purpose, accompanied with a description of the persons' clothing and complexion, with the color of half and eyea. Although this would Involve a little exp^tae, It ought to be incurred for the oon?olat!oo it would undoubtedly afford in many easee Nsldlrrs' Contention. Aa officer of volunteer* propose* a Soldier*' Cotrsn tion, to be held la New York, Baltimore T Cincinnati In October next. Those who served la the Northe.it and Southern armies duiiag the war only lo be allowed seal* In said convention, and at the proportion of two from each Congressional district of the whole Fatted State* Another Remedy for Nsnslrskr. A stirs* say*:? Apply warm water and vinegar to the bead immediately, and pending the arrival of medical aid give a dose of castor oil; carry the patient to the nearest hotel ami immerse the body up to the neck in a warm ba>h. This la the simplest end most effective remedy known. Never by any mcana use cold applica tions In all case* of congestion of the brain warm ap plications are the beet. Rslklsg In Hnrtem Kiver. A committee of Westchester folk* have sent as a com munication In ansoer to one published the other day in rotation to bathing In Harlem river while the High Bridge boat Is passing. They say the channel which th<* boat must take (the nature of the river making It so) and the place the bather* reeort to are ao far apart that M la next to impossible to more than dtseern a perron in the water, except through the telescope. We, say the com mutes, feel mnoh agrteved, but if the lady la so eg. tremely modeet we hope that she wtlt look la a contrary direction en her next trip to High Bridge. TK TIMWH LE68 LATUM. rive Mewkm of the II a nee Kmpelled? He. ?Ifistie* of the Speaker. N'ASwmxa, July 14, ISM. Mens*. Porter, Marable, Brittle, Footer, Martin aad William*, member* of the Tennessee House of Repre sentative, were expelled to-day. The two latter wero the members recently arises d Speaker Hieskell, of the Rouse, was relieved from duty for the remainder of the term at his own request, sod J edge Norman waa elected Speaker, pro rest The oMoe of United fltatea Reveaoa Oolleetor Norvell, of this Pity, waa robbed last night hp bantlsm of ll.MO In Treasury notee and some MOD la oberks. The bur glars aaad Mas key*. Ne et?e eas has* sfcsMned to lha CITY IHTELLIQEHCE. Boav' o* SoranviaoKa. ? The Board of Supervisors u-t yiwtertUf, Smith la the chair. A considerable amount of N'uUn# buaineas was transacted. A hmm>I? Uon wa? olTtrvd bT duperviaor Hay?* that the com mandant* of r*uw?nt? that havo bean provided with drill rooms by the B*>ard furnlah (or the information of the Board complete tnuatt"? rolls of their oommand* aa thoy rB.iled on the !*? of July*, 1800. Superviaor Ely aattf this tbat was aa important paatusT; u some of these regi ment* had not the ninnhfr Of men do their rolls require* by law. The question was referred totlje Committee ea Armories, and the Board adjourned to the 7th of August, at twelve M. Kcli or Till Gold Board Aiuimi' Cnusron Ots *luot.? The|*nforeementof the rale agaltfst gold gambling on the sidewalks and passages around Vm Gold b change appears to work admirably. The entrance to the room of the board la now quite free and uootMtrnctetf, and the transaction of business la geld has bees rid ef one very anaoylng feature? namely, tbe reports and qwe tatiooB of false and Irresponsible curbstone cliques. By the rule, which went into effect on Monday, every MB ber of the board is prohibited from transacting publicly aay business in gold on the streela, sidewalk* or passages around tbe looms of the Exchange, or at the Fifth Ave nue Hotel or other pubic reeort under penalty of *?*? pension from the prlvllegea of the Exchange during thirty days. It had become impoaalhle to lot may offices In the same building with the Exchange, owing la the objectionable crowds and confusion that reigned la the paaaage*. The action of the Gold Board cannot ba too highly commended. A Pcnuo Ncuaxol? During the morning hours, wbea people are hurrying la the various steamboat landings and slips to take the boats aad endeavor la get a brealfc of pore country or sea air, they are atemat iavanaMy thwarted ar baffled In their purpose by the Innumerable vehicles wbloh Mock up the streets adjoining the wharves. This is particularly the case on the North river side, la the vicinity of Washtagton Market, eo much so thai M is an utter impossibility for pedestrians to wedge their way through, aad many ladies and gentlemen are every morning disappointed In their day's excursions by Htm means. The Superintendent of Police should place reee lute policemen In such districts, who should insist that the crossing* ba kept free, so that people on foot aho?i4 be protected In their right*, and not allow the general travel to be Interrupted. Tna Ahion. ? This popular organization will celebrate its first summer night's festival for thia season at the Lion Brewery Park to-morrow night. Judging from the arrangement*, it promise* to be the most brilliant a* steal and social entertainment of tbe soason. Two or chestras, under the direction of Messrs. Carl Bergman* and Kletsel, tor concert, dancing and promenade, will ba in attendance. A scries of carnivalistic and tneatrtoal performances and exhibition* have been arranged, whtofc, doubtless, will rorm the moat attractive portion of the programme. Aaiavait&iRT Fbbtival or rnr Sun ah Tailor*' Assocla tkm.? The third annual festival and picnic of the Ger man Tailors' Association, composed of about one thou sand member*, was held at Funk'* Union Park, at tha foot of Sixty-third street, on Monday. It was a pleaaaat affair. The festivities commenced at two o'clock la tha afternoon, and were continued until after midnight. There was a full attendance of members and their fami lies, as well a* the William Tell Riflemen, who assisted** the ceremonies. Dancing, of course, formed the mala feature of tbe femival: but besides this other social paatlme* were enjoyed. The German Tailors' Association is exclusively composed of gentlemen employed by lana tailoring establishments and wholesale clothing stores In this city. Their organisation is protective, and ha* far its principal object the regulation of wages, in which tb?p huve heretofore been quite successful. Tot Excias law.? The following named persons ob tained license* at U>? Treasurer'* office of tbe Board ef Excise oa yeeterdar - ? Aug. Brandt, 331 Second street, Brooklyn, $100; J. Boston, 390 Hicks street, Brooklyn. $2S0; John Bo?t, (VI Beekman street, New Tork, $280. No other business waa performed at the exciae offioa yesterday. Firs nt Grssnwich Strut.? At about half-paat two P. M. yeeterday a Ore occurred on the roof of the Mo ment bouse No. 38 Greenwich street, but, owing to tha prompt arrival of Metropolitan Engine Company Ma. 19, the flame* were quickly extinguished, canslag bat Ik* following (rifling damage:? Daniel Cowan, third floor: loas $ftO; insured; damage to buildlug, which la waw by Edward Burke, and also Insured, f ISO. Tha lama% before completely aubdued, extended to tha roof af Mol 30, belonging to the Roger*' estate ; but, owing to tfee alacrity of the Are company, the damage aastalned la ?light. The origin of the (Ire i* ander iaveatigaUon. Finn i* Sron arnr. ?Between eleven and twelve o'c'ock laat night a fire waa dlacovered in tha boildlag No. S Stone street, occupied by Peter Elernan, tobaoeo baler and packer. Tbe Are originated oa the third flaa^ apparently among *om* empty hogsheads aad lumber The firemen promptly extinguished the flame*. The damage to the stock wl l be by water, principally la tha cellar, tbe goods on the second floor being well oovarad up by th* Insurance patrol watch. Loa* about The damage to the bnildlng will be about |M0. The origin of the Ore Is under Investigation by the Flra Mar M'CUMH ANO THE EXCISE UW. Ill" Oplil** ?? (? Its liiruMlmlMtlNT. ?criKio? ooc**? ciummcm. Before Judge McCunn. ffoonr m. SeAttlfa^-ln iht? jaee ? motion is made to continue the Injunction against the Excise Board durtag the maintenance of the salt. Mr. McKeoa appeared fas the pUJnUfl and Moesrs. Bliss and Tracy for the defend, ants. The oh was called on at twslvs o'clock yesterday. Judge JcCunn? T (ball follow Judge Cardoso * opinio* In the Stelae law I think that it Is uucaaetltuttoaaL Mr. bUaa remarked that there were polata In the pna ?nl ease different from that pawed upon by Judge Cardoto. Judge McCunn? I think I shall follow the optnloa tt my brother Judge ; I am Inclined to doit. However. I will aet down the argument In thia case antll Thursday of next weak. The parties then left the court. PERSONAL INTELU8KE. Among the arrivals al the Brevoort H crass yesterday were Lord Boutholi, I.oodon; Count de Montalgn, Parts; K V Dlgby, London ; J. Holier, the Amartoaa sculptor, Boms. RIOT KTWEEN WHITES AND NE6R0ES IN KENTKXV. Three st Four Nrirora Rsyertsd HUM ani Hr?frsl White* Mlwlsi. C?txo, .Tii|y 24, 1*80 A riot between whites and negroes, occasioned by a railroad conductor attempting to cut a button off a ne gro's coat, occurred at Columbus, By., on Baturday. Throe or foi.r argn*s were killed and several wtltaa are missing. It M not yet known whether the latter wara killed TNI PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION. Cnamnrrov, July 34, 1M Public Meeilna hi Ckarlestsn far Klertlwa a# Iti'lrgnteo, At. A large public meet I a*, under the ntxptoes, of I sad tag citizens of Charleston, was held last nlgbi, and delegate* choaen to the State Convention which is to selael dste gates to the Philadelphia Convention. A long preamble, endorsing the national conservatlva movement sa the only hope of the restoration of Iks Fmon and of peace and several reaoUtteae were car ried by acclamation The first resolution denouacee the railleal polcv as hostile to tbe constitution. and landing directly towsr-is anarchy nnd misr'iis The aaanai e? prewea hearty approval of the wise and statesmanlike vetoes of President Johnson, and hia earnset e (Torts for the speedy restoration of the Talon. The UWrd endoiaea the rail lor the Philadelphia National Hnlon ConvenHon The fourth aMtavw 'he rail .>r the .-nor for a Htate Convention at < olumbia lo select de legatee from South Carolina PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS. Pnn .immiu, July 24, 1MB Tbe Demoeratie Htate Committee bare appointed 'en gressionai gelegntes to tbe August Convention. and alee delegates at large, completely Ignoring ths .Isli gaMSW previously appointed by the Johnson Convention. The oommitte* sptxitated liv the latter are making arrange ment* for erecting a wigwam lo accommodate the con vention in the fifteenth ward, but as the ereetloa of w<H?ien buildings is forbidden by tbe city erdinaarea th*re la not much probability of permianlon being granted, as tbe my '"onncil does not meet again tlB ^rt#BI Lin'ifm. Jsly 34, 1MB. Mr Thaddeus *?vens writes lo a paper here, islwi iu Mr Forney sa "a maa la whose hands I weald llngly '-nasi ths caoeeof human freedom " ?ARYLANO POima Bai.Tinoaa. Jul* 24, 1MB Ihe Conmrv alive Huts Convention, raiisd by tk? r?r nell and Blair msn lo nominate a Btate tlefeet iM eioei delegate* lo the Philadelphia Coe vent too, meete aero to morrow nSSOUH IA0KU CMVIfTHB. ?n>aitj. July 34, 1MB A radiral ooarentmn wee held here tjMay for t*? nomination of a was very larga aad oath f_emteja*a< ts> tho-isand n??ple srem p?,|esnt. J.*?|Ji ". HeOerg wa ^nominated ( Tor re eteatloa by aertamattoa oemcratk kethn in ntn ocleans. New Omm, July 34. 1MB An immenas meetlag of the democracy wea holdhero to night aad ratified the nominatioaa at the Nte VW UIRHS J - ? . a -.-J Igllftl^lM eomnitm imowiwm Ih. mnsivas of the enaventloatste of 1*4; that mi sens aad pretended patriots . that I*aMMa |IMgaa heraslf In the honeal support of Johnson s mthey, rally endorsee the Philadelphia Ooevsaliia. Th? apeak fin were very severe na ths redlaaln Iteraarta* wa deaaaanad and the mm ?f ibff fn?f a*.