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Tariff and Tax Bill as Passed by Congress. COMPLETE LIST OF IMPORT DUTIES. Articles Under the Ten Per Cent Reduction. THE FREE LIST. Shipbuilding Materials Ad mitted Free. SPIRITS AND TOBACCO TAXES. Tli? Htanip Taxes Remit ted and ltctaincd. Reduction of the Revenue Col lection Districts. VVAHlIINfiTON, June 5, 1872. The following is the Taritr ami Tax bill as passed by Congi eas : ? An act l.o reduce duties on Imports and to reduce Internal taxes, and for other purposes. Re tt enacted that on und after t he first day or Augu it, 1K72, in lieu of tlie duties heretofore im posed by law on the articles hereinafter enumerated or provided for, impoited Ironi foreign countries, there shall Ihs levied, collected and paid the fol lowing duties and rates oi duty, (that is to say COAL. On all slack coal or culm, such as will pass throutrh a half-inch screen, forty cents per ton oi twenty eight husheis. eighty pouuds to the bushel. On all bituminous coal imd shale, seventy-live cents pt'r ton of twenty-eight bushels, eighty pounds to the bushel. SAI.T. On salt, In bulk, eight cents per 100 pounds: on salt in bags, sacks, barrels or other packages, twelve cents per loo pounds. On oatmeal, one-half cent per pound. On potatoes, fifteen cents per Dushol. LK ATI IKK. On bend or belting leather, and on Spanish or other sole leather, fifteen per cent ad valorem. On raif skins, tanned or tanned and dressed, twenty live per cent ad valorem. On upper leather of all J other 1'iMds and on skins dressed and tinislied of all kinds uot otherwise provUlodfor, twent.\ per cent ad valorem. on all skins for morocco, tanned but un finished, ten per cent ad valorem. on chlecory roor, ground or ungronnd, one ccnt per pound. I.fMBEK. On all timber, squared or sided. not otherwise provided for, one eent per cubic loot. On sawed boards, plank, deals and other lumber of hemlock, whitewood, sycamore and busswood. $i per !,oihi feet board measure. On all other varieties of sawed lumber $2 per l.ooo feet board measure, provided tliat when lumber of any sort Is planed or tiuished, in addition to the rates herein provided there shall be levied and paid for each side so planed or lln Ished 111 ty cents per l,ouo feet, and if planed on one side and tongurii and grooved $1 per 1,000 feet, and if planed on two sides and tongued and grooved $1 50 per thousand feet. On hubs for wheels, posts, last blocks, wagon blocks, oar blocks, gun blocks, heading blocks, and ail like blocks or sticks, rough hewn or sawed only, twenty per centum ad valo rem; on pickets and palings, twenty per centum ad valorem; on laths, lifieen cents per thousand pieces; on all shingles, thirty-tive cents per thou sand; on pine cupboards, $2 per thousand; on spruce ' ittpb'"! riis, .. 1 .">0 per thousand ; on house or cabinet furtiHurfr, Yu piece* or rough and not fin ished, thirty pef centum ad valorem; on cabinet wares and house furniture, ilutshed, thirty-five per centum ad valorem. On casks and barrels, empty, and on sugar-box shook* and packing-boxes oi' wood, not otherwise provide, I for, thirty per centum ad valorum. On fruit, shade, lawn and ornamental trees, shrubs, plants and flower seeds, not otherwise pro vided io.-, tweuty pel centum ad valorum. On garden -eeds, and nil other seeds for agricul tural and horticultural purposes, not otherwise pro vided for, twenty per centum ad valorum. On gitirf'.r ground, three cents per pound ; on gin ger, preserved or pickled, thirty-live per centum ad valorum; on ginger, essence of, ttiirty-ii vu per centum ad valorum. On chocolate live cents per pound and on cocoa, prepared or manufactured, two cents per pound. AHTUI.K.S I NIIKI! Till; T KM I'EK CKMT KKOlVliO.V. Sisc. 2, ? lh.it on and niter the ist day of August, 1M72, in lieu of the duties imposed by law ou the articles in this section enumerated, there shall be ; levied, collected and paid on the goods, wares ami merchandise m this section enumerated and pro- | vtded for, imported from foreign countries, ninety , per centum of the so vend duties and rates of duty now imposed by law upon said articles severally, it being the lnt nt of this section io reduce existing 1 duties on sud articles ten per centum of .such duties, that is to save on all manufactures of cotton ol which cotton is the component part of chief value. On ail wools, hair of the alpat a goat and other ani mals, and ail manufactures wholly or in part of wool or hair oi the alpaca and other like animals, except a.< heiein. titer provided. Ou .ill iron and steel and on all manufactures of Iron and st -el of winch such metals or either of them shall be the component part of chief value, except- 1 lag cotton i achinery. On all metala not herein otherwise provided for, and on all manufactures of incia.s of which either i of them is the component part of chief value, ex cepting percussion caps, watches, jewelry and i other articles of ornament : provided, that all wlr'e rope and wire strand or chain made of Iron wire, | either bright, coppered, galvanized or coated with other metals, shall pay the same rate of duty that is now levied on tue iron wiro of which said rope or strand or chain is made; ami all w.re-ropo and wire-strand or chain made of steel wire, cither bright, coppered, galvanized or coated with other metals, shall pay the same rate of duty that is now , levied on the steel wire ol which said rope or | strand or chain is made. Ou all paper and manufactures of paper, ex cepting unsized printing paper and hooks and other printed mailer uot herein hpeclileally pro- ! videil lor. on all manufactures of India rubber, gutta per cha or straw, and ou oilcloths of all descriptions. On glass and glassware, and on unwrought pipe clay, hue clay and luller's earth. on all leather uot otherwise herein provided for, and on all manufactures of skins, bone, ivory, horn aud leather, except gloves and mittens, and of which either of said articles Is the component part of chief value, aud on liquorice paste aud on liquor- | ice Juice. PITT FOK noi'N'DINtJ TIIK CAP*. Src. 3.? 'I tiat on and alter the 1st day of October next there Bhall lie collected and paid on all goods, wares and merchandise of the growth or produce of countries .cast of the Cape of Hood Hope (except wool, raw cotton and raw silk, us reeled from the cocoon, or not further advanced than tram, thrown or organ/.lni'). when Imported from places west of the Cape id <;ood Hope, a duty often per centum .id valorem In addition to the duties imposed on any Huch article when Imported directly Ironi the place or places of their growth or production. Sue. 4. ? That on and alter the 1st day of AHgust, 1872, In lieu of the duties heretofore ' imposed by law on the articles mentioned in this section, there Mhall be levied, collected and paid on t he goods, wares and merchandise in this section enumerated, imported from foreign countries, the following , duties and rates ol duty, that, is to say On all burlaps and like manufactures or flax, Jute or hemp, or oi which flax, Jute or hemp -hall be i the coniponcn t material of chief value, excepting such as may be siutaoie for hanging for covering cotton, thirty per centum ad valorem; on all oil cloth foundations or tloor-cloilu anvas made or flux, jute or hemp, or or which flax, uite or hemp shall be the component material or chiei value, torty per 1 ceu turn ad valorem; ou nil bags, cotton bags mid bogging, and all other liko uianuiariurc* not herein otherwise provided tor, except bagging for cotton composed wholly or !n part of lias, hemp, Jute, gunny cloth, gunny bags or oth-r ma terial, forty per ceutum ad valorem; on cotton bun ging or other manufactures not otherwise provided lor suitable for the uses to which cotton bagging is applied, composed In whole or In part ot In inp, Jute, flax, gunny bags, gunny doth or other mate rial and valued at seven cents or less per square yard, one and oue-half cents per pound; valued at over seven cents per square yard, two and one-fourth cents per pound; on insulators for use exclusively in telegraphy, except those made of glass, twenty- eve per centum ad valorem; on bouillons or cahnetille, and metal thre ads, file or ! gesplnst, twenty-five per centum ad valorem; on | emery ore, |? a ton, and on emery grains two cents a pound; on corks and cork ijprk, inaiiulacturcd, thirty per centum ad valorem; ou acids, viz.: Hcetic, acetous and p.vrollgneotis, of specific gravity of one and forty-s< veil thousandths and less, live cents per jKitind ; acetic, acetous and pyrollg neous, of specific gravity over one and lorty seven thousandth, thirty cents per pound; carbolic liquid, ten per centum ad valorem; gallic. $ 1 per pound ; sulphuric, fuming (Noidhausen), one cent per pound; tannic, fl per pound; tartaric, fifteen cents per pound ; ou acetates of ammonia, twenty live cents per pound ; baryta, twenty-five cents per pound; copper, ten cents per pound; Iron, twenty live cents per pounds lead, brown, five cents per pouna; white, ten cents per pmiMd; tot assy, twen ty-fire cents per pound : soda, t weni \ live cents per ponnd; strontia, twenty- five cents per pound; zinc, twenty-five cents per pouuU ; blue vitriol, lour cents per pound. On camphor, refined, live cents per pound; on sulphate of quinine, twenty per centum a?1 valorem ; on chlorate of potash, three cents pur pound ; ou Koclielle salts, live cents per pound ; ou sal soda and soda ash, one-fourth of one cent per pound; on santonlne, $:i per pound; on strychnia, *1 per ounce; on hay ruin or hay water, whether distilled or compounded, Ji per gaMou of lln-t proof, and 111 proportion tor any greater strength than ilrst proof; on rum essence or oil, and bay ruin essence or oil, lift.y cents per ounce. On all sized or (fined paper suitable only for print ing paper, twenty-five per centum ad valorem. On veruuuh the same duly as ou wiue* of the same cost. On mustard, ground, in hulk, ten cents per pound ; when enclosed in glass or tin, lourteen cents per pound. On /.ante or other currants, one cent per pound; ou ligs, two and one-half cunts per pound; on raisins, two anil one-hall' cents per pound; on dates and prunes, ono cent per poiiHd; on pre served or condensed mile, twenty per centum ad valorem ; on lire crackers. $1 per box oflortv packs, not exceeding eighty to each pack, and in tiie same proportion lor any greater or less number. On tin, in plates or sheets, ternc und taggers tin, lirteeu per centum ad valorem; on iron and tin platuH. galvanized or coated with any metal by electric batteries, two cents per pound. On Moi.slc iron, made from ore by one process. $10 per Ion. ' On umbrella and parasol ribs and strotchcrs frames, tips, runners, handles or oilier parts thereof, when made in whole or chief part of iron, fltccl or any other metal, a duty of lorty-iivo per centum ad valorem; provided that the rate of duty upon umbrellas, parasols and sunshades, when covered with silk and alpaca, shall be sixty per centum ad valorem; all other umbrellas lorty-ttvo per centum ad valorem. o?i saltpetre, crude, one cent per pound; refined and partially rellned, two cents per pound. TUK l'KBB 1. 1 ST. Sec. 6 ? That on and after the 1st day of August next the importation of the articles enumerated and described in this section shall be exempt irom duty, that is to say:? Acid, boracio and sulphuric; agates unmanufac tured; almond shells; aluminium or aluminum ; amber beads and aiii^er gum. American iuauuiactures, the following, to wit? casks, barrels or carboys, and other vessels, and grain bags, tiie manufacture of the United Slates, ll exported, containing Ainericau produce, and de claration be made of tne intent to return the same empty, under such regulations as shall be pro scribed by the Secretary of the Treasury ; angelica I root; animals brought into the United .states tem porarily and lor a peiiod not exceeding six months, j mr iho purpose oi exhibition or competition lor , prizes ottered by any agricultural or racing association: provided, that bond be tirst given, in accordance wilh the regulations to be prescribed by tiie Secretary of tne Treasury, with the condition that the full duty to which such animals ' J would otherwise be liable shall be paid in case of I their sale in the Lnited States, or if not re-exported | within said six months; atinutto, roncou, ro ou, or oilcans, and all extracts of; annatto seed; anti mony, ore und crude sulphuret oi : aqua lords* argai dust; arsenate oi aniline; balm of gilead; balsams, viz. Oopaiva, tir or Canada. Peru and tolu; bamboo reeds, no further manufactured than cut luto suitable leugths for walking slicks or canes, or lor sticks for umbrellas, parasols or sun shades; bamboos, umuanuluctiircd ; bezoar stones ; bed feathers and downs; birds, stuiled ; black sails ; black tares ; Madders, crude, and ail nil 'guuieutsof aulmals not otherwise provided for; bologna sausages; bones, ci uile and not manufactured; bones, burned, cal cined, ground or steamed ; borax, crude ; borate of liniu; books which shall have been printed and manufactured more than twenty yeais at the dale ol importation; books, maps ainl charts imported ' by authority ior the use of the United states or lor the use oi the Library of Congress: provided that the duty shall not have been included iu the contract or price paid; books, maps and uharts specially imported, not more tliau two copies in any one invoice, in good laitli for the use of any society incorporated or established lor philosophical, literary or religious purposes, or for the encouragement oi the linearis, or tor the use, or by the order, of any college, i academy, school or seminary of learning In tiie tinted states ; books, professional, oi pcrsous ar riving In the United states ; books, household effects, or libraries, or parts of libraries, in use of persons or families from foreign countries, if used abio.id by them not less than one year, and not intended for any other person or persons, nor ior sale; Brazil paste ; Br.i/.il pebbles for spectacles, and i pebbles ior spectacles, rough; Burgundy pilch; cam- I phor, crude ; catgut strings, or gut, cord ior musical instalments; chamomile flowers; charcoal; China I root ; ciucuoua root ; chlo.itlc of lime ; coal stores ol I American vesstta: provided that none?shali be un- i loaded ; cobalt, ore of ;cocoa or cocao, crude, and but- ' ter iibre, lea\ es and siiells of; coir and coir yam, col coihar, dry, or oxide of iron ; ooltsioot (crude drug) i conlrayerva root, copper, old, taken from the boi- : tom or American vessels compelled by marine i disaster to repair in foreign porta; cow We down | cou or .iito pox or vaccine virus, cubvifs, Ruling I stones or quoits, curry aud curry powdeii^ cywiite 1 or kyai.'tc, diamonus, roiigu or une.utAiiieli.ding I gia/ters diamonds: dried bugs, dried blood oriud and prepared flowers, elecampane ! root, ergot, fans, common paliu leaf; [ farina, flowers, leaves, plants, roots, barks i ami seeds for medicinal purposes, iu a crude i I state, not otherwise provided ior; firewood; flint ? | flints and ground ilini-s tones; fossils; fruits, plants, i t.opical and senii-troplcal, ior the purpose oipropa- ] gation ur cultivation; gaianga, or galaugal ; gaian clue: gentian root; ginger rooi ; ginseng root; ; goldbeaters' moulds and goldbeaters' skins; gold size; grease, tor use as soap-siock only not ' otherwise provided ior: guuny.bags and guu ny-elpt h, old or refuse, fit only for reiuauufacture; ' gut and worm-gut, manufacture* or unmaiiufac- I i urcd, for whip and other cord; guts, sailed; hair, : ail horse, cattle, clcaued or uncleaned, drawn or i undrawn, but unmanufactured ; hair of hogs, ; (juried. for beds and ni.it tresses and not ! tli lor bristles; hellebore root; hale cuttings, raw, ' with or without the hair on, ior gluestocK; hide 1 rope ; hides, namely, Augora goatskins, raw, without I the wool, unmanuiuctured; apses' skins, raw, uu inauufactured ; hides, raw or uucured, w hether dry, salted or pickled, and skins, except sheepskins with i the wool on; hones and whetstones; hop roots 1 lor cultivation; horn strips; Indian hemp i (crude drug) ; Indio or .Malacca joints, not ' lin tlier manufin tured than cut Into suit- i able lentlis for the manufactures into which tliey are intended to be converted; ?iridium; I isiiifflass or lish glue, istlc or Tamplco fibre, jalap, jostlcks or jossiight, jute butts, leather, old scrap; leaves, all uot otucrwise provided lor; Uthogiapnic stones, not engraved ; loadstones, logs and round nn manufactured limber not otherwise provided for, ami snip timber; maccaroul and vermicelli, madder aim muajeet, ground or prepared, aud all extracts oi ; magnets, manganese, oxide and ore of; mar row, crude; matsh-mailows, niuiico leaf, nicer- ' schaum, crude or raw; mica and nma waste, mineral WdttTB, nil not ; juohh. ?eii weed and all other; vegetable substances i used for beds ami mattresses; murexide (a 't.(C), musk, crude; mustard seed, brown and white; nuin, cocoa and Uracil or creaiu; nux i vomica; oil, essential, Uxcd or expressed, viz.: Almonus, amber, crude and rectn.ed; ambergris; ams or auisesoed; anthos or rosemary; berga mom, cajepul, caraway, cassia, cedrat, cUatuouitle, cinnamon, citronella or lemon ^rass ; civet, leuuel jasmine or je-samine; jugianituui, juniper, laven der, mace, otur oi roses, poppy, sesauio or x-.-sa inuinsccd or bene; thyme, red or origanum; tin me wliite; valerian; on cuke; olives, green or pre pared; orange buds and flowers; orpinieiit; osmium; oxidizing paste ; palladium metal: paper stock, crude oi every description, in cluding all grasses, libres, rags other thdu wool, waste, Rluivitigs, cliiiplngs, oul paper, rope ends, waste rope, waste bagging, gunny iiags and gunny cloth, oei or refuse, to be used iu making aud nt only to be converted into paper and unfit for any other inanuiacture, aud cotton waste, whether for l?aperstocK or ot her purposes; pellitory root; per sis, or extract ol archil and cudbear; rciuvian bark ; pewter m n?l Hrltaunla metal, old, aud lit only to be ' manufactured; phl.tngleln ; plumbago; por. odium; j pulu : quick grass root; ipubs, prepared or unpre pared; railroad tic.'* ol wood; rata us and reeds, un- 1 manufactured ; renneis, raw or prepared ; root flour; safTrou and aalflower, aud extract of; saffron cake; ' sago, crude; sago and sago flour; si. John s beans; saiactne; salep, or ssloup; sassafras, bark aud root ; sauerkraut; ^sausage skins; seeiN, namely, anise, anise star, 'cauttry, clila, sisuuium, sugar cane and seeds of forest trees; shark skins; snails: I soan stocks; span ire, lor making or ornamenting hais; spunk; stavesacre, crude ; siorax, or styrax ; , straw, uumauiacturcd ; strontia, oxide of o; pro toxide ol strontium; succinic acid ; sugar ol milk ; talc; tamarind*; teasels; teeth, unman ufac- j tured; terra-alba, aluminous: ilea, crude; Mu, in pigs, bars or Mocks ami grain tin; toiuiuiti, tonijuu or touKa beans; Tnpoii; uni- I brclla sticks, ciude, to Wit, all partridge, hair wood, pimento, orange, myrtle and other sticks and canes m the rough, or no further manufactured | th in cut Into lengths suitable for umbrella, parasol i or sunshade sticks or walking canes; ui?iiium, ox- ! idi of; vanilla beans or vaniiia plants; Venice tur pentine; wilier-*; wax, bay or in) rile, Brazilian and ' Chinese ; whalebone, unmanufactured; yams; yeast cakes ; ZufTer. S1EAM TOW AUK AND STKAM rLOlOll. . C. ? i'hat ioi a term of two years irom and alter the passage of this act, and no Jong. r. I machinery and apparatus designed ?oniy lor and adapted to be used lor steam towage on canals, and not now manufactured iu the United States, rin'iv- ""v Male' or l>>" any jiersou duly authoiized by t lie Legislature of any State, H"'' eel to such regulations as may be piescrlbed by the Secretary of the fr^,!!8UQr.wi alB? f()! 'ho term of two years , from and after the passage of tins act, aud no i Vi M . r'l'i"' "'"ehmer.v, adapted to ihe cul tivation of the sou, may be imported by any person for his own use Iree oi duty, subject to such tenia provided bcm,ttrjr of ,Ue treasury, as before VINROAR STANT) Altll. SRC. 7.? ?That Joi all purposes the standard for vinegar shall be taken to be that strength which requires thirty-five grains of bicarnonatu of potash to neutralize one ounce Troy of vinegar, and all lm- I port duties that, now are, or may hereaiter be, ini- ! posed by law on vinegar imported from foreign countries shall be collected according to said stan dard. 0001)3 IN BONO? IMPORTANT. Site. 8.? That all imported goods, wares and mer chandise width may be In the public stores or bouiled warehouses on the 1st day of August, l#7?, shall lie subletted to no other duljf opon the entry thereof for consumption than If the name were Im ported respectively after that day ; and all goods, wares and merchandise remaining In bonded ware house* on tho day and year thin act uliall tako effect, ami upon which the duties shall have been paid, shall be entitled to a refund of the difference bi t ween t he amount of duties paid and the aniouut | of duties said goods, wares and merchandise would be subjected to it the same were imported ! respectively alter that day. DRAWBACK. Sue. o. ? That where firearms, scales, balances, shovels, spades, axes, hatchets, hammers, ploughs, cultivators, mowing machines and reapers mauu lactured with stocks or handles made of wood ! grown in tho Unit d States are exported for benellt j of drawback under section 4 of the act of August I 5, lxbl. and entitled "An act to provide Increased I revenue from Imports, to pay interest on the public debt, and for other purposes," such articles shall be entitled to such drawback, under that act, in all cases, when the imported material exceeds one half of the value of the material used. 8Ht PBCILtJlNO MATK1UAI. KRKK. Sue. 10.? That from and after the passage of this aei all lumber, timber, hemp, mauila aud lion and steel rods, bars, spikes, nails and bolts, ami copper sod composition metal which may be necessary tor the construction and equipment of vessels built in the United States for the purpose ot being employed in the foreign trade. Including the trade between the Atlantic and Pacltlc ports of the I uitod States, and ilnished after the passage of this act, may be Imported In bond, under such regula tions as the Secretary of the Treasury may pre scribe; ami, upon proof that such materials have been used lor the purpose aforesaid, no duties siian be paid thereon. Provided that vessels receiving the benefit of this section ahall not be allowed to engage in the coastwise trade of the United Mates more than two months in any one year, except upon the pavtnent to tlio United states ol me duties on which a rebate is herein aud provided further, that all articles ol foreign production needed lor the repair ol American ves sels engaged exclusively In foreign trade ma.v i t withdrawn from bonded warehouses free ol dut> , under sucli regulations us the Secretary o! the Treasury may prescribe. C't'UtNCi SAI.T FKKK. Sho. 11.? That the proviso In section 4 of an act entitled "An act to protect the revenue, and lor other purposes," approved July 28, lsw>, is hereby modified and amended so as to read as follows:? Provided that from ami alter the date of the pas sage of this act, importcil salt in bond may be used in curing lisli taken by vessels licensed to engage in the fisheries, under such regulations as the Sec retary of the Treasury shall prescribe, and upon proof that said salt h;is been used in curing lish, the duties on the same shall be remitted. niSTILLKD SPIRITS* Si:c. 12. That the act entitled "An act imposing taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco, and for other purposes/' approved July -D, 1HC3, be aud the same is hereby amended as follows: ? That section one lie amended by striking out tho word "fifty," and inserting in lieu thereof the word "seventy:" Provided, nevertheless, tli.it distilled spirits lawfully deposited in a distillery bonded warehouse when this act shall take effect may bo withdrawn therefrom on payment of the taxes there on at fhe rate, within the time and in the manner llxed in law at the time of such deposit; Provided further, that the special tax paid by distillers prior i to ;he taking effect of nils act, which has not been exhausted by the quantity of spirits distilled as provided by law, shall bo refunded upon proper application out of any moneys hrisltig irom inter nal taxes not otherwise appropriated. And that sui'' etloa be further amended by striking out the wi I "in excess of the number of gallons," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "amounting to one-half gallon or over," and add after the words "as a gallon" the words "and any fractional part ot a gallon less than ono-half gallon in any cask or package, shall be exempt from tax." This section makes extensive alterations In the mode of collecting tho revenue from distillers. Among its taxing provisions Is the following:? That scctlon 4s lie amended by striking out all after the enacting clause aud inserting iu lieu thereof the following:? That on all wines, liquors, or compounds known or denominated as wine, and made in imitation or sparkling wine or champagne, but not made i from grapes growii in the United States, and on all i liquors not made from grapes, currants, rhubarb or , berries grown in the United States, but produced by ixMu" rec tilled or mixed with distilled spirits, or by the tulusion or any matter in spirits, to be sold .is wine, or as a substitute for wine, there shall be levied and collected a tax of ten cents per bot tle or package containing not more than one pint, or | of twenty cents per bottle or package containing more than one pint and not more than one quart, and at the same rate for any larger quantity of such merchandise, however the same may be put ui), or whatever may l?e the package; aud the i Commissioner of internal Revenue shall cause to tie prepared suitable and special stamps denoting the tax heroiu imposed, to be atllxed to each bottle or package containing such merchandise, by the person manufacturing, compounding or putting up the same, before re moval from the place of manufacture, compound ing or putting up, said stamps to be attlxed und cancelled iu .utch manner as tin. Commissioner of internal Revenue may prescribe; and tl^>l>**nee of such stamp from an- hot.'.,- or package coitiiilu mg such merchandise snail be pnnui.ftiiv 'Vld'-nce tluit the tax thereon has not been mud, ami such merchandise shall be forfeited to UiCTfolted States. Anv person counterfeiting, altering or re-using said .-.tamps shall be subject to the same penalties as are imposed for the same otlences iu relation to pro prietary stamps. , . That section fortv-niiie be amended bystrikingou the words ??twenty-five" and inserting in lieu thereof i he word "ten;" also by striking out the words "the Secretary of the Treasury, on the re commendation of the "ouimissioner of Internal Revenue, mav appoint," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "the President may nominate, and by and with the advice aud consent ot the Senate, appoint;" also, by striking out tho words "shall be assigned to a designated ter ritorial district, to be composed of one or more judicial districts and territories, and shall keep his oitlce at some convenient place in his dis trict to be designated bv the Commissioner, and," ami inserting in lieu thereof the words ??sitall be as-igued bv the Secretary of the Treasury, on the recommendation or the Commissioner of Internal I'.evc line, to duty In any part of the United States, and mav be transferred from place to place, accord ing to the exigency of the public service:" aDd strike out. "within his district'' wherever It occurs. That section '>') be amended by striking out the word "supervisor" and inserting lu lieu thereof the word "officer:" ulso, oy striking out the word "detectives" and inserting in lieu thereof thft word ??agents." Sections 13 to 30 contain voluminous directions to brewers aud distillers for the conduct or their business. TOBACCO. Skc. 31.? Tliat on and alter <he first day or July next the act entitled "Au act imposing taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco, and for other pur poses." approved July twentieth, eighteen hundred j and sixty-eight, be, aud the same is hereby . amended as follows: ? | That section 01 be amended by striking out all , alter the second paragraph, and inserting ill lieu ! thereof the following words:? "On all chewing and smoking tobacco, tine cut, cavendish, plug or twist, cut or granulated, of every description; on tobacco twisted bv hand or reduced luto a condition to be consumed, or in any manner other than the ordi nary mode of drying aud curing, prepared for sate or consumption, even if prepared without, the use of ttnv machine or instrument, and without being pressed or sweetened: und on all fine cut shorts and refuse seraps, clippings, cuttings, aud .-.weep ings of tobacco, a tax of twenty cents per pound." The remainder or this section and sections 32, 33 and M, enact various amendments to the above act ol isiis as to the taxes on tobacco dealers and manufacturers and the penalties lor counterfeiting tobacco stamps, import and Internal revenue, aud other particulars for the guidance of the trade. coal c.as tax np.i'FU.r.n. sec. 35.? That so much or section 94 of the ! act entitled "An act to provide internal tevenue to support the government, to pay Interest, on the | public debt and lor other purposes," approved June . :'.o, is>4, and all acts and parts of acts amendatory | oi sold section, as Impose a tax on gas made ol e o.i I wholly or In part, or of any other material, be j and the same Is hereby repealed. STAMP TAXBS RKPKAI.RD. Skc. 38. ? That, on and after the 1st day or Octo- 1 her 1872, all the taxes imposed by stamps under | and' in virtue of sonodule is of section ljo of the , said act, approved June 20, ls?>4. and the several j nets amendatory thereof, lie and the same are | hcrebv repealed! excepting only the tax of two \ c< nts'on bank checks, drafts or orders: provided l that where any mortgage has been executed and i recorded, or may tie executed and recorded, before the 1st day of October, Anno Domini j 1*72, to secure the payment of liondv or obligations that may Is; made and issued from timo to time, and sneh mortgage not being stamped, all such bonds or obligations so made and j i -sued on or alter the said 1st day of October Anno Domini, WT2, snail not be subject to ?nv stamp duty, but only such of their bonds or obligations as may have been made atld Issued before the day last afore s iid. And provided, further, that In the meantime tiie holder of anv instrument of writing, of whatever kind and dest-ipliou, which has been made or is sued without ' eing duly stamped, or with a de funct stamp, way make application to any collector : of interna! rewiiue. and that upon such applica tion such collector shall thereupon unix the stamp provided by such holder upon such instrument of w rltlng as required by law to be pot npon the same, and subject to the provisions of section 1>S of the internal revenue laws. ??* BANK TAXKS. nFl- 37 ?That the taxes imposed b,v section lin or the act entitled "An act to provide internal revenue to support the government, to pay Interest ou the | public debt and lor other purposes." approved June , ;jo lfts4, as amended by section H or tne act of July | 13 is?t, to reduce internal taxation and to amend the act aforesaid and acts amendatory thereof, upon the deposits, capital aud circulation of banks or per sons, associations, companies or corporations en gaged in the business of imiiKing. shall hereafter be paid semi-annually, on the ilrst day of January and the first day of July ; but the same shall be calcu lated at the rate per month as prescribed by sold sec tion, so that the tax for six months shall not lie less than the aggregate would be If the said taxes were collected monthly, as prescribed by said section. And the words ??capital employed." in said section, shall not include money borrowed or received from uv to dav iu tie usual course of buslucss from anjr penton not a partner of Or Interested in tbe said Dank, association or firm. And the exemption from tax, authorized by the said motion, of deposits of less than $600, made in the name of one person, in associations or companies known as provident in stitutions, savings banks, saving funds or savings institutions, is hereby extended to deposits so maue of not exceeding $2,000. LEGACIES. Sec. 38.? That the purposes of a charitable charac ter mentioned in .section 'il of the act of July 14, 1870, are intended and are hereby construed to in clude all deviBes and legacies to associations, trus tees, societies and corporations established or car ried on tor any benevolent, religious or charitable object without a view to pecuniary profit. INFORMERS' MOIETIES AUOl.ldHKU. Skc. 39.? That so much of section I7tt of the act of July 13, I8tid, as provides for moieties to informers be, and the same is hereby, repealed; and the Com missioner of Internal Revenue, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, is hereby authorized to pay such sums, not exceeding in the aggregate the amount appropriated therefor, as may, in his Judgmcut, be deemed necessary for detecting and bringing to trial and punishment persons guilty of violating the internal Revenue laws, or conniving | at the same, in cases where such expenses are not otherwise provided for by law ; and for this purpose there are hereby appropriated $100,000, or so much tliereol as may be necessary, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Skc. 40.? That section 63 of the act approved July 13, lsoe, entitled "An act to reduce inter nal taxation, and to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide Internal revenue to support the gov ernment., to pay Interest on the public debt, undfor other purposes,' approved June ;so, 1864, and acts amendatory thereof," bo amended by striking out the words '"three hundred" wherever they occur therein, and inserting in lieu thereof the words "live hundred," anil striking out the words "under any of the provisions of this act, or of any act to which this is an amendment," and inserting in iiou thereof the words "under the provisions of any in ternal revenue act." Sec. 41.? That section lfll of the act entitled "An net to provide internal revenue to support the gov-> eminent, to pay interest on the public debt and for other purposes." approved Juno :?>, 1864, be amended by striking out the words, "this act," oc curring alter the words "stamps issued nuder the provisions of" and Inserting in lieu thereof the words "any internal revenue act." SHIPBUILDERS1 TAX REMITTED. Skc. 42. ? That all internal taxes now assessed or liable to be assessed against, but not collected from shipbuilders or manufacturers, under section 4 of the act of March 81, 1868, entitled "An aet to exempt certain manufacturers from internal tax, and for other purposes," for sales of vessels bo, and the same are hereby remitted, and no further as sessments shall be made on account thereof. REDUCING THE REVKNUK DISTRICTS. Sko. 43 ? That prior to the first day of January, 1873, it shall be the duty of the President, and he is hereby authorized and directed, to reduce the In ternal revenue districts in the united States to not exceeding eighty in number, ami for that purpose he may unite t wo or more districts or States or Territories, into one district, and he shall designate from among the existing revenue officers one col lector and one assessor for each new district, or at his discretion he may, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, nominate and appoint new ottleers for such new district; and the collector and assessor so designated or appointed shall give bond according to law, and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and required, prior to the first day of January, 1873, to reduce' the number of internal revenue assistant assessors, in spectors, gaugero, storekeepers, and the clerks and employes In the Internal Revenue Hureau to as small a number as is consistent with the perform ance of the reduced duties of the service, and that lie report to Congress at its uext session the reduc tion made under this act, and such further changes iu the organization of the internal revenue service ' as will promote its etllciency and economy. ACTIONS FOR RECOVERY OK TAXES. Sec. 44.? Tint all suits and proceedings for the recovery of any Internal tax alleged to have been erroneously assessed or collected, or any penalty claimed to have been collected without authority, or for any sum which It Is alleged was excessive, or iu uny manner wrongfully collected, shall be brought within two years next alter the cause of action accrued and not after; and all claims for the relunding of any Internal tax or penalty shall bo presented to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue within two years uext after i he cause of action occurred and not after. Provided, that actions for claims which have accrued prior to the passage of this act shall be commenced In the courts or presented to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue within one year from date of said passage. And provided further, that where a claim shall be pending before said Commissioner, tiie claimant may bring his action within one year after such decision, and not alter. And provided further, that no riglic of action barrenly anv statute now in force shall oe revived by auything herein contained. Section forty-five authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to publish 10,000 copies of a codification of the Internal Revenue laws now In force. Section forty-six provides for the repeal of acts Inconsistent with this act. TAKES EVFF.CT. sue. 47. ? Thit his act shall take e.tTeet on the first, day of July, 1872, except where otherwise provided. And the Commissioner of Internal Revenue Is here by authorized to make, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, all such regulations not in conflict with any provision of law as ina.v be come neccssary by reason of anv change In the internal revenue laws made by this act in the laws relating to the taxation of distillers and distilled spirits. THE DEATH OF JAMES GORDON BENNETT, [Translated from l'Kco d'ltaliu.] The reformer of modern American journalism, Mr. James (lor Jon Bennett, editor and proprietor of the New Yokk Herald, la no more. He died in thia city on .Saturday last, In the seventy-seventh year of his age. Forewarned that the disease which had attacked him was Incurable In spile of the Inces sant attention of the most skilful physicians, and ?seoiug the supreme hour approaching rapidly, he Invited Archbishop McCloskey to administer to him the last comforts of the Catholic religion, In which he was born, had lived and wished to die. Mr. James Gordon Bennett belsnged to the select band of self-made men. Not alone was he the creator of a huge fortune, but that which ought to turn to his praise and obtain for him the eternal and grateful remembrance of the American peo ple?the reformer of the journalism of this country. Long before the railway and telegraph were in general use, or the Atlantic cable had joined the old and new Continents, the deceased journalist sur passed every other newspaper man In procuring and giving to his readers recent news of public interest. Since the improved systems of communication have oome into use he has always been In the advance guard, and ' far beyond all his competitor in enterprise. No fatigue or expense was spared in order that tho 11 rhald should preserve that primacy which none has ever successfully disputed with it., and which has made it and maintains it a useful? almost in dispensable? journal. During the war between France and Germany Mr. Bennett required his correspondents In both J camps to transmit their reports by telegraph ; and when the English army penetrated Into Abyssinia j tho Heuai.d received by telegraph from that dis tant country, much before the British government, the news of the victory gained by the invading army ; and lately Mr. Bennett sent, at his own ex pense, an expedition in search of the English traveller, l)r. Livingstone, whose wliere abouta was unknown and who was believed to be dead. Mr. Bennett was born In the little city of Keith, in .Scotland. When a young man, without friends or money, ne emigrated to this country and on his arrival found himself without the where with to purchase a loaf of bread. But in coinpen sat ion he was endowed with an Incredible con stancy, with a tenacity In his undertakings and an ass lduity in his work trnly extraordinary. Many daring undertakings that people looked upon as | rtoplan succeeded through his aid and concur rence. It was on the oth of May, 1*86. that be pnb lishcu the first number of his loved UkkaM*. The 1 colossal sheet of to-day first saw the light In a cellar at JO Wall street, written, edited and administrated > by Mr. Bennett alone, aided In the mechanical i department by twe compositors and one pressman. | From Its birth ami for some months it had to strug gle against the want of capital to flgnt ! against, all the existing journals, which had con 1 spired to refuse all advertisements that, appeared i in the Hkrai.ii. This disloyal war, which would have discouraged any other journalist, only In spired in Mr. Bennett new vigor and determination to persevere in his arduous undertaking, without caring to shield himself rrom the perfidious attacks of writers or politicians. After more than n year's existence Mr. Bennett wrote:? "The success of tho Hkrai.d has surprised myaelr. I began with *.100 as capital; I was burned out twice, was once robbed, whs opposed, calum niated, threatened, and behold me at the end of flltccn months with material worth nearly five I thousand dollars, almost entirely paid for." The fortune which he leaves is immense, the Mkkai.d alone being worth many millions. ANOTHER PIONEER JOURNALIST PASSED AWAY. rtjuoHkKKf'Hifc, n. Y., June 6, 1B72. Isaac Piatt, one of our leading citizens, editor and proprietor of the Kagl* of this city, died this morn ing, at half-past eleven o'clock, In the sixty-ninth year of his age. He established the KagU forty-fpur years ago, and remained in charge of It until within a few weeks or his death. He was one of the oldest, 1 /not the oldest, editor In the United States AMUSEMENTS. Charlei DK?thew'i Farewell 8pe?eh. On Saturday evening Wallack's Theatre wm crowded by a fashionable audience, assembled to mark their appreciation of Mr. Mathew's great tal ents. The piece selected for presentation was By ron's comedy, "Not such a Fool as He Looks." The reception accorded to Mr. Mathews was remarka bly cordial, and at the close ef the performance a perfect ovation was teudered to him. The veteran actor acknowledged the honor conferred on him and returned thanks In the following speech Ladikh and Okntlkmrn It is with the greatest pleasure that 1 come before you to say farewell. ThM may appear rather a novel and somewhat un gracious announcement of a parting speech, but when I explain what I mean I am sure you will sympatlu/e with me. The fact is, 1 feel like a little boy going home for the holidays, and you all know what a little boy, like myself, feels on such an occa sion. However fond of study he may be, if he is a good little boy, like myself, and however happy ho may have been at school, he still looks forward with rapture to the period of his vacation. Now I have been at work for the last two yeai s without any holiday at all. Indeed, I may Bay without a day s relaxation; lor I don't count tuo time passed on board ship as relaxation? though I have felt a little relaxed even there at times? nor do 1 look upon the days and nights spent on tho railway cars as unal loyed Miss, those having been the only cessations from labor In which 1 have indulged. There are people, 1 know, who enjoy the sea? at least they say they do? but I confess x am not one of them ; and after making a voyage round the world I have come to the conclusion that I was not out out for a sailor, and luxurious as the Pullman sleeping bcrihs undoubtedly are, I have no hesitation iu asserting that in the long run I prefer my own bed. So, hav ing worked hard, I think I have fairly earned my holiday and I mean to enjoy it. 1 have not ttio slightest intention of returning to England aud re suming work till next October, but mean to take three or four months for an unshackled "outing." This being the case, I repeat that it is with plea sure I come forward to say farewell. But 1 should not feel pleasure in saying so if I did not. entertain the hope that we should some day meet again. Thirty-four years ago 1 bade New York farewell "for ever," and after twenty years' absence returned and said farewell again. Thirteen years then elapsed and here I am saying farewell lor the third time, and who knows how soon I may be making my fourth appearance anil delivering my fourth farewell? It is true I am not so young as I , was ? In fact, 1 am no longer In m,\ ttrst youth, but then I am not yet in my second childhood either; aud a trip across the Atlantic is now so simple a circumstance that It is really not worth mention ing. In a letter from my father on ius arrival in New York in 182J lie congratulates himself ou his unprecedentedly rapid voyage of "only thirty-six days." while now a passage of nine days is actually considered as tedious. Who shall say that 1 may not live to run over in twenty-four hours / At all events I sincerely hope that tills may not prove my last visit. 1 have had a delightful time, and look forward, if my health continues, to its repetition, so that you are liable to have me popping lu upon you at any moiueut, when I hope you will be as glad to see me us I shall be to returu. After Iwelve months of uninterrupted success at the Antipodes, I have passed twelve equally success ful mouths In the United States, aud am proud to record that for six mont hs of that time I have played to unvarying good houses in New York alone. While returning my hearty thanks to the public for the favor with which 1 havo been re ceived I must not forget another duty I havo to perform, and thai is to express my deep sense of the great cordiality and cheerful assistance 1 have experienced from the members of my own profes sion?from managers, actors, aud, indeed, from cveryouc with whom 1 have been associated during mv tour, for I can honeBtly declare that l never met with more uulform politeness aud attention In my life. As to my good friend Wal lack, what shall I say? Words are inade quate to express the affectionate appreciation I entertain of his unceasing endeavor and those ol his amiable family to conduce to my happiness and comfort. Years ago, when he llrst. entered tho pro fession, it appears that l chanced to oiler him some little encouragement, and it shows that Kind words are never thrown away, for ho has been gracious enough to remember tlmra; and if I cheered him a little at the commencement of his career, he has more than returned the obligation by throwing flowers over the close of mine. 1 shall bear away with me the loveliest remembrance of ills many kindnesses. I will not detaiu you longer, ladies and gentlemen, but tender you once more my grate ful thanks for the undevlatlng favor and patronage with which you have honored me, and with the siu cerest assuranco that I shall forever treasure the recollection of the happy days I have spent among you, I bid you, most respectfully, farewell. Theatre Comlque. ?A new piece entitled "Chicago'' was produced at this theatre lust evening before a house fuii to overflowing, and proved a very fair success. It makes of course no pretensions to high merit in the way of plot or dialogue, but there a re several scenes which arc cither thrliiiug or amusing, and the nuciiencc seemed interested throughout. The great feature of the piece is the Introduction of a panorama of the city as It was before, during and utter the gv at flro. This has been painted in the main with scrupulous fidelity to truth, though the flames arc perhaps occasionally a tritio too lurid in color and excessive In quantity. This, however, is a very natural error, and scarcely any picture can adequately call up to the minil the awful extent of the misery and suffer ing and ruin involved In this terrible disaster, Tho concluding scene introduces a very good imi tation of a locomotive, which Is, of course, the representative of that which Col. Fisk started from New York bearing relief to the famishing aud homeless crowds. Charles Thome plays the pa rt of a fireman, and, among other heroic deeds, rescues a chihl from the midst of a burning house. Miss Hanford takes the character of an Irishwoman, and Mr. Wild is a funny Dutchman. "Chicago'" will doubtless draw full houses for a long time to come. Unlon^Square Theatre. Mr?. J. A. Oates and her troupe commenced an engagement Tuesday evening in PlanchC*'s burlesque "Fortunio," and were greeted by a large audience. "Fortunio" is more like an op<5ra bouife than a bur lesque. It abounds in puns and political "hits," all more or less laughable. Mrs. Dates, as the heroine of the piece, appearing In male disguise, sang and acted her part in a spirited manner, and was fre quently applauded. Notable among the other per formers were Mr. \V. R. Crane, Who gave a humor ous caricature of a bankrupt sovereign; while Mr. H. T. Allen as his sisier (a very muscular princess), provoked shouts of laughter by his ludicrous imita tion of female grace and loveliness. The singing of the principal performers was as good as the average of burlesque actors. But the scenery was of a primitive description, the ballet crude and spirit less, with not a fair face or graceful form to cheer the e.ve of the beholder. Brooklyn Theatre. A class of performance that is new in Brooklyn has l>een commenced this week at the above thea tre. The spectacular drama, that has been favored so largely in New York, has not hitherto found a congenial home in the "City of Churches." At Mrs. Conway's Theatre the innovation has been at tempted, and with a degree of success that will be ? applauded by many and denounced by a few. "The Naiad Queen; or, the Mysteries of the Lurlelberg," the name of the drama presented, is a kind of "Hlucfc Crook," with the more glaring Improprieties left out. There is a very slight plot in the plav, just enough to work in the scenic, the "demonic'1 and the "immortal" elements of the drama, and there is a ballet corps of twenty-four members, who wear skirts probably short enough for a Brooklyn audi ence, but, the skirts are longer than arc seen on a New York stage. There Is enough, however, re vealed to the naked eye to satisfy the sensuous, while the ballet corps In their march in the last act, i lod, asthej are, by Lurllne, produce an effect that has probably never been surpassed in any spec tacular play yet brought before the public. The audience applauded with an enthusiasm that is seldom miftiifestcd in theatres. Miss Conway is l.urllne, the Naiad oueen, and Mr. Frank ! Roche is Sir Rupert Heamaught. The part I gives Miss Conway an opportunity to display I her musical talent as well as her personal beauty. \ The former ts greatly applauded and the latter has j the tribute paid to it of silent admiration. The : transformation scene at the close Is oV unique i beauty, and greatly to the credit of the scenic artist, Mr. Barley Merry. There was one noticeable feature in the presentation of the piece that was very commendable, and that was the perfection with which It was put oil the stage, and for this Mr. Itcn Baker, the .stage Manager, deserves the thanks of the patrons or the theatre. The piece will run for a month at least, and will, no doubt, grow nightly In favor with the public. Footllght Flashes. "F.noch Arden" Is drawing to a close at Booth's. "The Swamp Angels" will be the next startling ! sensation at the Bowery. The Martens take a benefit In "Humpty Dumpty" I at the Olympic this evening. I Miss Fernande Tedesca, the young violinist, will ; be the star of the approaching Rochester musical | festival. Tho preparations for the International Musical Jubilee at Boston are going on with unremitting vigor. Thomas waves his baton nightly at Central Park Garden over a host of music lovers whom even the weather can't keep asu. John Jack and MlssFinnln are ftwt establishing themselves In the good graces of the denizens of Jersev City at the Arcade Theatre. Fox, on the occasion of his mrewell benefit on next Tuesday night, will play for the last time In this city his famous Humpty Dumpty. It will be the one thousand and llrst perlormouce oi that ex traordinary pantomime. In addition he will appear in the laughable farce of "The Lottery Ticket," as Wormwood, a character in which he has few equals. Miss Lulu Prior will sustain the part of ftUSMi THE TAMMANY RING. Judge Hogeboom Overrules the Demurrei of Tweed, Connolly and Fields. The Costs of the Action to Fall Upon the Defend* ants? Unless the Original Complaint is An swered Within Twenty Days the State to Receive a Judgment for the Re covery of the Money Alleged to Have Been 8tolen. Albany, N. Y., June 5, 1872. Tlio Court opened at eleven A. M., and Mr. O'Conor said lie would not pursue his argument commenced yesterday, but would leave It to hie associate (Mr. Peckhatn) . He would, Instead, submit to the Court his brief concerning what he styled the middle age of roguery in New York, aa carried on through the Board of Supervisors. At this point a conversation sprung up between the counsel pres ent?Messrs. O'Conor, J. II. Reynolds, W. n. I'eck ham? and Judgo llogcboom as to the propriety of ex pediting the case through a pro forma decision, which wonld give an opportunity to carry the caac up and to the Court of Appeals. Mr. Reynold* said he had no objection to such a course, and ho knew the other counsel had not, provided judg ment was not rendered against them. On the other hand, Mr. O'Conor said he had none, provided judg ment was not rendered against his Bide. The Judge said It had occurred to him that it would be best to decide against the demurrer, as he was satisfied that the case would be carried up, let It be decided either way, and the most general way was to decide as ho bad suggested, lie asked Mr. O'Conor if he could not consent to that. Mr. O'Conor replied that he could not; his clients would not understand his consent, lie was hero representing not only technically tue people of tho State, but also a public voice of considerable re spectability and cousuqueuce. NO SUCH THING AS AN UNDERSTANDING. Judge llogcboom said to Mr. Reynolds that ho had better consult with Mr. O'Conor and see if an understanding could not be reached as to agreeing to a decision sustaining the demurrer. Mr. O'Conor said, "Oil no, we could never reach an understanding." , . . .. W. 11. Pockhain then proceeded to explain tlie purposes and meaning of tlie various acts referred to by I>. 1>. Field In his argument as showing the separate and distinct organizations ol the city and county. He showed that so lar as the contract of the funds and finances of the city and county were concerned it was in the hands of 'he oillclals who acted as trustees, the same as do the corporate au thorities In Kngland. The city had no interest u these moneys whatever. '1'lie Comptroller could call for only such an amount of money as he found due on adjusting tho account; there his power and dutv stopped. The tax is authorized and required bv tho Legislature, and not by any local author ity. Counsel cited many authorities and decisions to show that suits or this nature are brought by tho Attorney General In Kngland, and agreed to show that our corporate authorities stand in the saino relation as do those in that country. He claimed that it whs a settled law in this country that where a wrong of this kind has been done and the corpora tion will not interfere, then the taxpayer can; so It Is in a private corporation. If the corporation will not sue then the stockholders can ; so we see If the corporation does not act the taxpayer can , and who represents the taxpayer but the Attorney Clen oral 9 And wo have made the corporation a party, ho that this action can be properly brought. PLEADING KOll "TOM" FIELDS. J H. Reynolds then addressed the Court in further support of the demurrer, saying that ho could not see how. In any manner or torm, an action can lie against Mr. Fields. He showed that the Legislature had been Informed by the Hre Com missioners that these claims would amount to $.1l5,ooo, and they did eventually amount to this and no more. It Is true the Legislature ordered the payment of a certain amount and urterward in creased it to the amount stated by the Hre commis sioners. l)id Fields, then, increase the amount and Increase it fraudulently? DID NOT THE I.KUISLATCBB AUTHORIZE THJS amount, and authorize It 'knowingly, too t W, therefore, there was fraud, it. was the Legislature who was guilty of it, as they were lniormed or the amount. Through an Inquiry by the Court as to whom the six millions In the other cases belonged, Mr. Reynolds was drawn Into fW'1?"'11.?11. that nolnt In which lie maintained the point that there was no ground whate ver for these suits as brought In the name of the people of the .state. b JUDOS nOGEBOOM'S summing ur. At the ooootn Ion of Mr. Reynolds argument Jud're Ilogebooni said he was Inclined to dispose of these . uses at the present time, owing to tlwvaat Importance surrounding thcin and the or monov Involved in the stupendous irauds out of which they had grown. He could find no color of reason for any delay. Somebody was entitled to relief and ought to liave It spedlly. It would, from what had been said this morning, be literally fruitless and useless for him to undertake a critical exami nation or the authorities cited. It would Involve much time, and the state or his health was such that he could not well do It. Nevertheless lie would do so ir it would avail anything. With reference to the complaint he thought it showed clearly a right of action : but as to the proper parties to bring the action he admitted he had no deliberate or deter mined opinion at this time. Still he did not think that was anv reason why progress should be de laved There were plausible grounds for maintain ing these suits in their present form. This money belonged to some one, but to whom was a question. Whether to the Supervisors or to parties behind them the taxpayers or to whom, there was a clear doubt; and as there was a doubt whether, c >n ac count, of collusion on the part or the authorities as charged, the people or the State are entitled to intervene, lie thought, alter the argument, there was at least plausible ground lor the suits In their present lorm : but, whether there was or not, he thought, it better to CARRY TIIK CASES TO A HIGHER TRIBUNAL. Indeed both parties have declared their deter mination to go first to the Supreme Court and then to the Court or Appeals. Why, then, he asked, should tney be delayed here ? Again, this question lcis been argued belore another bianch of tills Court .fustlcc Learned had heard It. mi a motion to reduce the bail or the parties. He ex amined this point and expressed an opinion? not a decisive one, however? that these actions wore well brought, by the people or this suite There Is. then, an opinion from a co-ordinate branch of this Court sustaining this position. Is It nut well enough, then, ho asked, for another mcm b et Sf tho St to follow his brother / He dlU not think there was tlie least, ini propriety In fbt^.T.nd, us it. would hasten a final decision, he felt .hlmseir instilled In that respect also. 1 here could be no possible disadvantage to either party in such a ( decision It would tie better Jto have a decision at once so as to give opportunity to both sides to pre re 'for heir appeals' Resides, said he, suppose I decided that these actions were not well broiig it, ^ that decision might, bo reversed In the higher Court; and might not then a motion be made to > reduce the ball" and thus destroy the security now held for the recovery or this money' liiererorc, under Ihe influence or these views, and owing to the importance or the matter, and also as there are doubts in tlie case, lie decided that the demurrer was not tenable. TflE DECISION. This cause coming on to be heard on the com plaint and demurrer, and after hearing the counsel for the plalntitr and defendant, it is hereby ordered that the demurrer be and the same is hereby over ruled. with costs, and that the plaintiff have judg ment as iu the complaint demanded, unless within twenty days the defendants withdraw the de murrer and answer the complaints, which the de fendants have leave to do on payment of costs. MR. GREELEY'S MOVEMENTS. Mr. Greeley wis not at the Astor House yest.er? ?lay, having remained in close attendance upon his sick daughter, Cabrlelle, who has Just returned irom Europe, and lies at Mrs. Cleveland's, No. 12 Cottage place, ill of a fever. The Philosopher has himself fully recovered from the indisposition which assailed him at Chappnoua on Saturday, aud was able last evening, notwithstanding the Inclemency of the weather, to attend the anniversary exercises of Packard's business College, at, Cooper Institute, I and addres* the pupils. At. the committee rooms in the Astor House there is the usual air of business, with an apparent lack of anything ever being done. A pamphlet, consist ing of the proceedings at the Cincinnati Conven tion, the letters of acceptance of Horace Greeley and otlier documents, has been issued, and about r twenty bushels of them were stored away in a corner of the room to a Wait mailing yesterday. The list of visitors Is still small, and still v numbers few prominent men upon it. It seems to be rather an autograph album for all tho country editors In the I nion. who, with an eye to the main chance, advertise ?lemselves and their papers, while they perform the dutv and pleasure of every visitor to the city? that of shaking hands with and congratulating "old Horace." An addi i tional room has been added lo the committee's ] apartments, where Captain (Irani and Ills clerks I perform their labors, leaving the main chawbcr to I Hie loungers. A LOVERS' QUARREL. j Susan Mayo; of No. ll York street, and Saralv I Johnson, of No. 7H Sullivan street, both rolored, i quarrelled about a young man or their acquaintance I on Tuesday night. Susan lost her temper, and, | ill awing a razor from her bosom, attempted to cut I Sarah's throat. She only succeeded in Inflicting several slijtlit. cuts on her face ami forehead, which were attended to by a police surgeon. Susan was arrested by an officer of the Klghth precinct, and yesterday morning arraigned before Justice Cox, at Jeflerson Market, and, adinltUug the charge, was committed for trial.