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Cljicaga tebnuc.
By all who late the proper -view Gov
ernment must be regarded as pot only
armed with power, but also as clothed
with a sacred and ■ inviolable authority.
It is so far from being a trivial and venial
offence, one of the deepest guilt to rebel
Bgninst a just Government, or rise against
It inanned treason. The fact of jour own
Government being so entirely under the
control of the people, and its .administra
tion being so entirely subjected to popular.
criticism, opposition, and change, have had,
a tendency to undenuine and weaken this
sentiment of loyal submission, and deep
veneration for its authority. This senti
ment has also been greatly and deplorably
impaired by the preposterous'notions so.
long prevalent among a class ofpoUHejans,
who have falsely elevated the doctrine'of
Slate rights, until it overtops the rights of
the General Government, and has placed
them beneath the feet of State sov
reignly. It is, however, none the jess true,
that the authority of the Union, is' supreme
over-Ml the States; the only true sov
rcignty exists in the government of the
the Union; and it alone is clothed folly
with those divine attributes of {supreme
and sovereign power to which cvciy Stale
and citizen is hound by all divine and hu
man law, to yield, loyal and faithful obe
dience. : •
A government dollied with this'high
dignity and eminence, is under obligation,
to enforce at all times obedience and re
spect from all beneath its power.; It acts
unworthily, and shows a gross want of the
proper understanding of its duty, and of a
true appreciation of its own dignity and
character, if it suffers any act to pass un- ;
noticed that slights its authority; or frills
to avenge any open insult or defiance of its
honor or power. Any government, worthy
of the name, has a character to maintain,
and an honor to be most j calously guarded.
■When injured or insulted by foreign na
tions it should show that fine sense
of honor-which feds a stain like a
wound, andrepds every assault with quick
and fearful punishment And ; lar less
eh ould it submit to any real contempt of
its authority, or insult and defiance from
its own citizens. A government jthat will
endure patiently wrongs and outrages from
its own people, andbearmeekly theirinsults
and defiance, has lost at once all; claim to
obedience or respect from anybody, and
is ready to be beaten down and trampled
under foot by all men.
Few will be found bold enough to deny
this, and yet we are almost continually
forced to hear methods of treatment of
rebels and traitors, and modes of dealing
with seditious and insurgent States, which
can only be pursued when the Government
of the Union has lost all sense of its high
dignity and majesty, and has no spirit left
to punish the most insolent attacks upon
its authority, and the grossest insults to its
honor. The States, which in the most
outspoken defiance of the authority of the
Union, and in tenns of the most bitter and
malignant scorn and contempt,' flung off |
their bonds of allegiance, broke in pieces
and trampled under foot law and constitu
tion, and madly plunged into a career of
crime and guilt, which has crimsoned the
land with blood, laid the whole country
wounded and helpless at the feet of its for
eign foes, and threatens us all with we
know not what greater and more terrible
calamities—these States, we are told,
should be allowed to come back, whenever
it suits their pleasure and convenience,
resume their did places, and all their old
rights and privileges in the Union; and
sfr down in the council halls of the nation, 1
sde by ade, with equal power and respect, {
with those loyal States, who have been the 1
victims of their perfidy afid treason: their
hands eUU reeking with guilt, and their
garments red with the blood of loyal men.
It will be in Tain that the true and loyal
men of this cohhliy are appealed to to
support any such proceeding. They feel
that the authority of the Government must
be vindicated, and its honor preserved.
You cannot persuade them that this in
famous rebellion is to be overlooked, or
that either the men or the States who have
been wading waist deep in loyal blood, are
to go tmwhipped of justice. There must
be some means found by which the author
ity of the General Government is vindi
cated in the treatment of Slates as well as
of individuals. These last will find their
punishment in the next world if not m
this. But there is no future world for
States or nations. They must have j astice
done them hue, or not at all.
The New York Herald brings out Gen.
Grant as the copperhead candidate for
President next year. After summing up
his militaiy exploits, and comparing them
with those achieved by Jackson, Harrison
nnd Taylor,it comes to the comfortable con
clusion that Gen. Grant would rnnk* a
capital candidate for the copperheads.
Speaking of the General's politics, it says:
41 All that we know le, that his antecedents are
democratic, and that his views and Inclinations
arc enffldcnUy conservative [that is, copperhead,]
for the purposes of an Independent conservative
[copperhead] movement for the Presidency."
The Herald always uses the term “con
servative ” In the sense of pro-slavery. A
“conservative” is one whose great aim
and object is to continue or preserve sla
very. The word is never applied in any
other sense by the old Satanic. It thinka
that “Gen. Grant is sufficiently pro-slavery
“to suit the purposes of an independent
“copperhead movement for the Presiden
“ cy.” Gen. Grant may ask in amazement
what he has done or said that commends
him to the favor of the independent
copperheads, or their organ, the
old pro-slavery Herald J His anii
slavcry letter to Hon. E. B. Waslibume,
most certainly gave the % Satarac no war
rant fbr committing such a libel on him,
as to pronounce him “sufficient pro-slavery
to suit the purposes of the copperheads.'*
But we ask, Whathasbccomc of its other
candidate —the “grave-digger ol the Chlcka
liominy It brought him out nearly two
years ago, andhas been furiously running
him ever since forth© Presidency. The
“Independent Conservatives” nominated
him the other day at Cincinnati, at the in
stance and request of that sheet He is
thus Burly placed on the track by its own
party as Its own pet candidate. Is the
Herald going to leave him in the lurch, af
ter all he has done for it, and it for him?
Bid he not cxdndc all other papers but the
Herald from his army for fifteen months ?
Bid he not stuff his soldiers on the Herald f
Hid ho not feed and sleep at his headquar
ters, and mount on army horses, a score of
Herald correspondents, whose sole busi
ness was to puff iitm, magnify him, con
ceal his blunders, pitch into the “Aboli
tionista,” praise the “conservative” policy
on which Little Mac conducted the war,
and hold him up to an admiring world as
the next Chief Magistrate of the re-united
- Union, saved by the don’t-hurt-tUe-rebd
“ conservative strategy of the young Napa
lean ? Say, old Satan ic, is this not all so ?
‘What have you done with your favorite
"conservative” candidate, little Mac ?
Have you dropped him/ And why?
tSf" Some of the Copperheads are advo
cating the nomination of the grave-digger
of the Cbickabominy—George B. McClel
lan—for President, and Fernando "Wood for
Tice President They think this combina
tion of pretended loyalty and genuine trea
son .would be bard to beat Other Cop
pcriieads suggest the names of Seymour for
the first place, and Don Carlos Budl for the
second. The “friends” of the one added
to the"strategy” of the other, they thmV
would elect the ticket A third doss of
Copperheads, who look for a reconstruc
tion of the “Democratic party,” after the
rebellion is put down, hold that thestrong
est ticket that can .he .put into the field,
would he Jefll Davis for President, and Val
landigbam for Tice President On this
ticket, &U classes and factions of disloyal
men could lovingly unite. It would be
a ticket dear of all taint of “ Abolition
ism.” Those voting for it would need no
platform to define their position before the
country. The candidates would be represen
tative men, embodying the principles and
sentiments of latter-day Democracy. If
would be a very conservative ticket, and
would poll more votes than the one nomi
nated by the conservative chaps that met
■at Cincinnati the other day.
ty Longs tree t, it seems, is not quite out
of Tennessee at Inst accounts. The rebels
report his headquarters at Rogersvillc»
about up. the Holston River,
We have rumors that ho has been made to
suffer some in his. retreat, haying lost, his
siege train, and y a considerable number of
men as prisoners .and hy desertion. It is
rumored, too, that’he. has “punished our
pursuing column somewhat; but how
much is not jut clear.. . j
; Our hope is, that he will not.be! suffered
to stay anywhere In Tennessee. The pres
ence of bis army at a point so low -down as
Eogersviffc, would be a terror not only to.
that section of the State, bnt a gain to the
rebels, in enforcing the conscriptioii, drain
ing supplies, and threatening our, posses
sion. It would'enable to dominate
over the adjoining' and loyal section of
North Carolina; which is qnitc as loyal,
perhaps, as Tennessee. - We hope l to hear
-of him next above Greenville, getting
| northward as test as possible.
- Eg? Is there no way of stopping that
one port of Wilmington, with all the naval
force of the Union. Says the New York
Tribune :
The Wllmlngton,N. C.. papers are fall of adver
tisements offering for sale, by the cargo,. goods
which have run the blockade. -Sugar is aching for
three cents a pound, owing to the ‘immense quan
tity on hand. All the railroads from Wilmington
are at work night and day, to the exclusion of all
other bnelnees, conveying supplies to the rebel
army, and goods into the interior. Orer two hun
dred steamers and vessels belonging to i different
lines are engaged in running the blockade Into
this one port. Gov. Vance says In his recent mes
sage that the State of North Carolina. (which is
largely engaged !u this business) has, received
clothing enough through this channel to clothe
her troops to January, 18G5.
Is there no way of stopping that ? The
naval force of the United States Is now
said to he the largest in the world; and
yet we had the story, which we !did not
believe at the time, that thirteen blockade
runners got in there in one night It looks,
after all, as if that were true. To call that
a blockade, is to make words to read back
wards. It looks, more'as if it ought to
read blockhead. Father Welles might better
get a terrier dog, or send a fellow down
with a copper wire rat-trap.
pg* The explanation of Senator Hale of
the port he took in using his influence for
a fee, to procure the release and discharge
of two prisoners charged before a court
ynnrHfil with fraud, is not satistactoiy. It
was not only “indelicate” hut wrong, and
no whitewashing by Reverdy Johnson can
make the transaction appear other than
discreditable in the eyes of the people.
Senators have no business to use their in
fluence, for money or otherwise, to screen
persons charged with swindling the Gov
ernment, and to enable them to escape the
punishment due to their crimes. We don't
care how the Senate may slur over tins
case, the transaction is not right; and if
there is no law prohibiting such nnsenato
rial conduct, it is high time there! was. :
Final Footings.
The returns from Clinton, county, which
were wanting when we made up our table
some days ago, have been the last to be re
ported. This completes the returns for the
whole State.
370 change Is made in the majority,
as this was correctly given; but the total
vote of Clinton county this year is ninety-one
greater than last. The Union vote of 18G3 is
increased by 296, and the Copperhead vote
falls 0f205.
Revising the figures, we have the follow
Total Union vote this year ~126,505
Total Copperhead vote this year 96,409
Union majority this year (as already re
ported).... 30,096
Copperhead majority last year ...10,600
Union gain on majorities ...40,762
Union vote this year.
Union vole last year.
Absolute Union gain....
Copperhead vote lastycar.
Copperhead vote this year.
. Absolute loss on Copperhead vote...!.. 40,434
Aggregate vote for State Treasurer last year.257,043
Aggregate Union and Copperhead
vote this year. 222,914
Adding one per cent, for .scattering
votes 2,229
Falling off from last year's vote,
Important Arrest of Kcbcls.
&. B. Morehouse, of the Secret Service De
partment at Vicksburg, arrested two men
known ns notorious rebel sympathizers and
boat burners, a few days ago at a wood yard
about twenty-five miles above the month of
White River; their names arc Brown and
Tinlcy. Mr. Morehouse was on the boat
when they came aboard in company with
several other suspicions characters. They
stopped at the yard to wood. Brown started
ashore, going to the top of a bonk, where the
ofllccr followed and arrested Mm; not, how
ever, before the scamp had fired a Derringer
pistol, the ball just missing the officer. In
his fcools'wcrc found a pass from Gen. Mar
madnkc and a paper something like a letter
of marque, authorizing him to seize and de
stroy all Government transports and other
property on the Mississippi and Its tributa
ries. Tinlcy was Then arrested; on. his per
son was found $163 in Confederate bills, a
knife, a box ot matches, and a thing In the
similitude of a tobacco pouch, filled up with
a combustible fluid capable of burning under
w:.tcr, lighted with fuses calculated to bum
one, two, three or four hours. It was a most
destructive machine, intended to be thrown,
lighted, into a magazine or. hold, giving
ample time to the incendiary to' get clear.
Brown has been arrested once before and
paroled. Be is known as one of the most
dangerous characters in that section. The
ari cst of these two villains is cause for con
gratulation. They will be tried by court
martial at Memphis.
Lieutenant Colonel Waddel is Provost
Marshal at Vicksburg; Colonel Wilson is Pro
vost Marshal of the 7th army corps. Briga
dier General McArthur is commender of the
poet, and General McPherson is in command
of the district from the month of the White
Kiver downwards.. The boys in that section
complain.that they cannot get the Chicago
Tribute. j
a correspondent with the Army of the
Cumberland gives an Interesting account of
late movements In the West Bragg's forces
arc estimated to be now bat fifteen or twenty
thousand, and he is said to have but thirteen
pieces of cannon, our captures having reach
ed sixty-three—fifty-three of which are now
parked in front of Gen. Thomas''hcadqnar
ters. The campaign may be considered at an
end. .The rebel forces in the cotton States
are said to be. distributed as follows: With
Bragg at Dalton, 30,000; in Mississippi,
15,000; at MobDc, 5,000; and scattered in
varlous placcs,. 5,000. This is exclusive of
those WCSt Of the Mississippi and irregular
guerillas. . . .
Quota of Missocel— The 2T:*'ouri Demo
crat says that, by authority of the Legisla
ture, Commissioners will probably be ap
pointed to visit lowa, Illinois,‘Kansas, and
other neighboring States, to learn officially
the number of the citizens of Missouri, in
cluding negroes, who have entered the Uni
ted States army in those States, or in other
than Missouri regiments—the object of the
step being (o have all those enlistments cred
ited to Missouri as part of her quota under
the late call for more troops.
E3T“ The new State of West Virginia bos
been divided by ber Legislature into town
ships, like other Free States, and. unlike the
Slave States, which bare no civil division
below* counties. Sbc bas also adopted the
comprehensive Free School system. They
say West Virginia is unconstitutional; but
sbc don’t act like it .
par The laic municipal elections in Box
bury, Charlestown, Worcester, Lowell and
Rewbutyporfc, Mass., have all resulted In de
cided Union successes.
A correspondent of the N. Y, Tribune,
writing frpm New Orleans, says:
The colored troops, of whom we have near
ly thirty regiments here, arc being well dis
ciplined, and by Spring will take the field.
Gen. Andrews is in command. He is one of
the hardest working men in the world, as
Fort Hudson can at' present, testify. Geo.
Ullmann commands a division. He has suc
ceeded admirably in the work for which he
was sent here by the President, and the coun
try may bo proud of the result: These two
Generals are: sparing no efforts to make the
Corps d’Afriquc oac of .the noblest armies in
America. ' ,
TSie Enlargement of the RHnola and
znicltlgun Canal—*3 lie Reciprocity
Treaty—The Rebellion—The Russian
Fleet—Great Horse Corral— Leak to
he Stopped—Patents Granted*
[From Oar Begular Correa pendent.]
Washington, Doc. 15.1863.
This evening’s Chronicle contains an article
in favor of the enlargement of the Illinois
and Michigan Canal, which I send you. I
am glad to learn that Democratic members of
Congress from our State will give it a united
support.- James C. Allen-yesterday volunta
rily proffered his services in its behalf to Mr.
Arnold, and pledged himself to leave no
• stone unturned which could tend to the-suc-
CC66 of theundcrtaklng. Tin? altered condi
tion of politicaljiffalrs has made the:i)emo
,-cratic membersmuchmprereasonahlp.' iOnt.
of them said to me a few days since:- “I
oppose . the conduct of the war,' the Eman
cipation Proclamation, &c., and have thus
committed myself ftq a certain coarse of
policy. : The Administration changed its '
policy. _. Probably It was a necessity of the
conflict that they should do so. I stick to*
my original position, and must continue to
do so. I believe I ami on the losing side, po
litically ; bnt I can’t help It. I must go with
my party,'oven to, destruction.’’ I hare no
doubt there are many Democratic members
of Congress who think as .my friend. In
- feet, nearly all those in . districts In which ■
the : 'late elections have ' reversed the
vote, do so think. .Take Wisconsin. :
Eldrldgc, in the pine region, whore the
Democratic majority, is sir thousand, is the
only Democraticmember from that State
who is not shaky aaregards devotion to the
professed , principles of the party. And this
loosening of the chains of party must help
onr canal enlargement, for many Democrats
,wi]l,be desirous of. mating a record outside
of mere party Isaacs,in order to gain strength
for themselves. As Che old ship of party De
gins to show symptoms of foundering, they
will be for constructing independent craft,
and rafts of various kinds, in order to make
port therewith: ’ '
And writing of the Canal, you wiil notice
that Mr, Welles, Secretary of the Navy, In his
report strongly recommends it. Ho states
that there ate now on the Mississippi one
hundred gunboats, comprising a larger and
more effective navy than we possessed before
the present war. This fleet, by the enlarge
ment of the canal, could be'passcd: into the
lakes long before the British could pass their
vessels up the StedAWTcncc canals; especially
would this be so in the spring of the year.
But, as wc arc at present, situated, the lakes
would swarm with British gunboats in a very
few days,aud even- city and’every vessel
thereon thus lie at their mercy. In ease of a
war, then, the cost of enlarging the canal
would be paid for in view of the fact that it
would give us a fleet all ready for seirico; to
say nothing of the millions of property it
would render perfectly seenro front the fleet
of the enemy. With the St Lawrence canals
in possession of the British, and no inlet from
the sea on onr side, the lake coast would be
entirely at the mercy of Great Britain. Ouc
hundred gunboats at $200,000 each, Is $20,000,-
000. Enlarge the canal, and a great part of
this sum is saved to the nation.
The opponents of the Canadian Reciprocity
Treaty in the House yesterday (the chief of
whom is Mr. Morrill, of Vermont,) endeavor
ed to have it referred to the Committee on
W:ys and Means, which Is considered by the
friends of the It eaiy an unfavorable commit
tic; and in fact Its commitment thereto was
looked upon as almost equivalent to its ab
rogation. By the exertion of Mr. Arnold,
however, it was referred to the Committee
on .Commerce, with instructions that the
committee inquire into its practical work
ing. If defects aud ineqna iiies bo discovered,
then the committee are to report whether it is
not expedient, and to the mutual advantage
of both countries, to alter and amend the
some so as to renderitreciprocally beneficial.
' In the Senate, Mr. Hale presented a bill
practically abolishing slavery in the United
States. It was ordered printed.
In the House one or two bills were intro
duced providing for an amendment to the
Constitution prohibiting slavery.
Mr. Fernando Wood offered a resolution
providing for the sending of three Commis
sioners to Richmond to treat with the rebels.
,It was laid on the table on motion of Mr.
Washburne, bv a vote of 89 to 59.
The two Allens, Eden, Harris, Knapp,
Morrison, Ross, Robinson and Stuart of Illi
nois voted against laying it on the table.
• Mr. Holman of Indiana, offered a scries of
resolutions in favor of what he called a Con
stitutional war; .that is, a war that will not
hurt the rebels—which were laid on the table
by—ayes, 82; noes, 74.
I. yesterday, in company with a party of
ladles and gentlemen from our State, visited
the Russian fleet. Weyvere.shown over the
flsg-ship,which Is a forty-gun frigate. .The two
Innrest vessels are still in New York, as they
draw too much water to come up to Wash-,
ington. The flagship is an old-fashioned
vessel, but the three corvettes arc of modem
build and finely modeled." The armament ol
the flagship is smooth-bore sixty-eight
pounders. She is not so neatly kept as oar
vessels: the men ore also untidy in their
dress, slow in their movements,. and have
stolid-looking countenances. They arc small
In stature, bet able-bodied, broad-shouldered
fellows. The officers arc inferior to ours iu
personal appearance, neatness of attire, &c.
•We were treated very politely. While we
were on hoard, the vessel was visited by
Brigadier General Martindalc, Military Gov
ernor of Washington City, who received a
salute of thirteen guns. • •
. 96,409
On the way down 1 was introduced to Baron
Stocckl, a heavy-looking man apparently. I
saw him in the theatre a night or two since,
where he looked much better by gas-light.
Bis make np is too polpable to stand the
glare of day. We pass the great horse corral
at Gicsboro on the way to and from
the fleet Including those in'the stables at
the Point 14,000 horses ore kept at this place.
A few nights since, 5,000 of them stampeded,
of whom all but about 600 have been recov
I noticed several Government steamers ly
ing idle at various places, and was informed
there were some debt or ten of them which
arc chartered at rates varying from SBSO to
S7OO per day, and which have not been used
to any extent since Gen. Meode t s army was
transported by them from its old position to
defend Washington. This is an enormous
leak, and should be immediately stopped.
During the past week the following pat
ents have been granted—among others:
Jonathan H. Eye, Sterling, Illinois, improvement
in construction of buggies.
Charles B. Clark, Mt. Pleasant, lowa, Improved
window-sash fastener.
Admes R. Cooper, Macon City, Illinois, improv
ed washing machine.
Wm. Craig, Urbans, Illinois, improvement in
corn planters’. _.. . ....
Calvin J. -Hollmsn, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, im
proved sewing machine.
Ludns E, Reynolds. Hendon, Illinois, improve
meat In compound projectiles for ordnance .
James Weed, llnscatine, lowa, improvement in
plant protectors.
Modification of the Excise
The Address of tlic President
[From Our Special Reporter.]
Cleveland, Bee. IC, ISG3.
The National Convention of United States
Assessors met In this city this morning, at
Chapin's Ball, seventy-nine being present,
representing the following States: Vermont,
Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia,
Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan,
•Wisconsin, Missouri; lowa.' The convention
was called to order at 13 xn. by J. E. Harlbut,
Assessor for the Cleveland. District, who
stated the object to he the suggestion of
changes and medications in the Excise Law,
and the perfection of a uniform system of op
erations under it
A committee of fifteen was appointed upon
a permanent organization, who reported for
officers of she convention as follows, the re
port being adopted:
Hrfident—Vetcx Page, of Chicago, BL
Vice Praldents—'W. C. Klttrcdge, Vt.; •O. P.
Fulton, Pennsylvania; B. 11. Murphy, Ohio; A. G.
Leonard Vinnnla: Joseph Potter, Indiana; J. O.
Treadwell. New York; S. Papin, Missouri; N.
Lane. New Jersey: Edgar Needham, Kentucky.
Beentoriu—Q. H. Jerome, Iowa; Amos-Noyes,
Massachusetts: S.N. Sweeney .Pennsylvania; p.
C. Van Wvck, New Totk. C. s. Hamilton, Ohio;
Trtatvftf— James Ritchie, Massachusetts.
Upon taking the chair, Mr. Page addressed the
Convention as follows:
Gentlemen of the Convention : I return you
many for this honor conferred upon me in
selecting me to preside over the deliberations of
so distinguished a body of men as I see here as
sembled. The occasion which has called you to
gether is one of much more than usual Interest. It
fs one which may have much to do with the fti
tnre welfare of our nation. One of the grandest
and most sublime spectacles over witnessed by any
nation is to see its inhabitants rise and show them*
selves equal to the circumstances by which they
arc surrounded; to show themselves ready aud
. willing to offer up all that la most dear to them,
even to life itself, to preserve itshonorand identi
ty and as a nation. The exhibition which wo arc
permitted to behold is one which will not only
gladden our hearts, but the hearts of unborn gene
rations. More than one million of our noble sons
and brothers, whoso tread makes traitors and ty
rants, aye, and the very earth over which they
tramp, to tremble, have come forward voluntarily
to oner up their lives in dclense of the noble cause
of liberty, and to transmit as an inheritance to
their children the blessings of a free Government,
' and its free institutions. And what is more,
another million of patriots stand ready to dll the
vacant ranks whenever their country shall call
for their services. These men must
be cared for and paid promptly; their families
must be provided lor In their absence; wc must
ebow to the world that wc take care* of our patri
otic men in the Add, and their families In their ab
sence; that we bind np their wounds and minister
to the wants of the sick and wounded, as witness
the recent noble demonstration in the Northwest
of a fair held at Chicago, when more than seventy
thousand dollars were placed at the disposal of the .
Sanitary Commission, and to Boston and Cin tin
ti«H, where similar demonstrations arc now being
held, and where much larger amounts will, un
doubtedly be raised. Wo do this for the living,
and wc . also consecrate the graves of those who
ffcll In battle and hallow their memories. .
Qcattemea of the OoamUw»,we have met oa this
occasion comparatively strangers, but with one ob
ject in >!ew, viz: to render such assistance to
ttose brave men in the field and onr country >as •
the occasion demands. Wc bavo met lor the pur
pose of bringing together the year's experience
which we have Bad under the Excise order
to a more complete and uniform understanding of
it, and also to make such suggestions as our expo
ricncehball accm to warrant to the Commissioner
of tho General Office and to the Committee of
Ways and Henna in Congress. I trust that in all
onr deliberations wc shall manifest a disposition
to recommend sneb measures as shall result in
raising the required revenue la such manner as
not to bear oppressively upon any class of business
or Individuals.
-1 shall not, at this time, detain you with any ex
tended remarks, but set yon an example of brevi
ty at the opening of onr Convention. I must claim
your kind indulgence in tho discharge of the vari
ous duties which devolve upon me, and ask yon to
confine yourselves as closely as possible to the
various points which may come before you for
consideration, in order to a more rapid dispatch In
bnsinees. I need hardly say to yon that yon are
much indebted torthe Indefatigable-'eHorts of
Messrs. Franklin?Ritchie aud'Sonlhworth, of the
Committee of Arrangements, as well as to the ef
forts of Mr.Enrlbnrr. of.this district, fbrtfao pres
cnl Convention nnd Its arrangements. I trnstthat
our.deliberatlooaiiisy.beattended,-wUh unity of
psrpose.and.tho blessing of HeaVcn rest upon us
and our beloved country.
The address.was received with applause
/by the Convention.
i The oiganization being perfected, the Con
vention took a recess ats o’clock until 4 p.
m., to meet at the Angler House.
Agreeable to adjournment, the Convention
assembled in the Angier House parlor at 4
o’clock, the President in the Chair. The
Convention proceeded to appoint Standing
Committees, which arc as follow's:* •
On the L<nc, Jo page' 67,1 netwling Spirit*, Ale
and Barter— J, P. Baud, Pennsylvania; A. O.Bab
cock, Illinois; C.B, Fosdlck. Ohio: C. T. Davis,
Massachnselts; Homer Franklin, New York.
w On. Licensee, to page 61—P. C. Van Wyck, New
York; J.S.Trazcr,lndiana; G.W. Beery, Ohio:
T.W. Cheyuey, Pennsylvania.
-Manufactures, to page 73—0. P.Presbrey, New
York: J. P. McLean, Delaware; G. A. llalsoy.
New Jersey: C, S. Hamilton, Ohio; Edgar Need
ham, Kentucky; J. H. Lenhart, Pennsylvania.
Auction Sale*, to pagelS.— Peter Folsom, Illinois.
P. H, Neher, New. York; Anthony J. Bleecker,
New York: ,B. W. Brisbola, Wisconsin; Amasa
Norcroes, Massachusetts.
Incomes , liaUroade . Steamboatt, etc., to page 84.
J. B. Barnhill, Ohio: Ivera Phillips, Massachu
setts; DavidtAwood, Wisconsin; J.N. Graves,
New York; Joseph Porter, Indiana. .
Stamft.elc., to page 09.—Otis Clapp, Massachu
setts; J. F. Cleveland, New York; James K. Alex
ander,' Pennsylvania; Whitney Jones, Michigan:
Grant, Ohio. • . • :
Equalisation of Attestor*.—Ti. T. Chase, Penn
sylvania ; C. N. Emerson, Massachusetts; A. C,
Crosby, Connecticut; Geo.-W. Cowpertnwaltc,
New Jersey: James P. Murphy, Now York.
. .finance.—James Ritchie, Massachusetts; J. E.
Hnrlburt; Ohio; J. P. Cleveland, New York: D.P,
Sonthworth, Pennsylvania; Dnncan Ferguson, Illi
nois ;B. W. Brisbols, Wisconsin; Luther Stanley,
Jtetvm* Of Distilled Spirit* and Concerning In*
fpectore.— w. E. Robinson, New York; H. Weaver,
Pennsylvania; J. Q, Treadwell, Now York; J, E.
Horlbort, Ohio; Duncan Ferguson, TTllnnU,
These Committees being announced, tho
Contention adjourned to nino o’clock to
morrow morning, at Chapin’s Hall. The
Committees were in session last evening,
and will probably all be able to report the
result of their deliberations to-morrow. In
this event tho' Convention may be, able to
conclude its business to-morrow. !
The gentlemen composing the Convention
arc generally of long and large business ex
perience, and the result of their labors wIU
therefore he of great Significance alike to the
Government ana tho people, and cannot fell
,to engross a large share of the attention of
both. The Convention promises to be alike
harmonious and active. * H.
Bon. Blarona L.Ward, of Newark, N. J.
Our New York correspondent sends us the
’following account of the labors of one who
folly deserves the ennobling title of a public
benefactor. Mr. Word was the Republican
Onion candidate for Governor of New Jersey
at the last election, and even in that Copper
head State, was only defeated, by a small ma
jority. He is respected and beloved by all
who know-him:
A day or two ago, happening over in New
ark, the metropolis of Jersey, I called in at
the office of Hon. Marcus L. Ward, one of
nature’s noblemen, who has, since the open
ing of the wait devoted his valuable time,
and great ability, to the work of making our
soldiers and their families comfortable! Hop
ing to interest some of the large hearts and
loyal citizens of Chicago sufficiently to induce
them to follow Mr. Ward’s noble example, I
shall give you a brief synopsis of his labors,
and tbe plan on which they are so successfully
Early In the war and before any system had
been devised for transmitting to the family a
portion of the soldier’s pay, Mr. Ward ma
tured a plan for the accomplishment of this
important object, which from Its inciplency
has proved successful. A large number of
circulars were at once distributed among the
New Jersey troops, communicating the de
tails of the “Chaplain System,” (as it has
been named,) and containing Mr. Ward’s offer
to undertake gratuitously the distribution of
the money to the soldiers’ families through
out tbe State. The plan proposed was so
simple and yet so safe, unattended with* ex
pense, but so expeditions, that it was imme
diately adopted by several of the New Jersey
regiments, and each pay-day since, has added
largely to the numbers who avail themselves 1
of this agency. It is also worthy of mention
that many soldiers, without families, have
sent considerable some to Mr. Ward to place
in Savings’Banks for them.
When the reverberating echoes of the first
gun fired upon Sumter , had reached and
awakened the lethargic hearts of the loyal
North, Mr. Ward resolved to devote his time,
his energies, and his means to the support of
the Government, and from that day to this,
now over two years and a he has faith
fully kept his voluntiryplcdgc. Not on the
battle field, but in an cqnally important
sphere, by aiding enlistments, assisting in
forwarding troops to the scat of war, and la
securing and transmitting clothing and deli
cacies to the sick and wounded in camps and
hospitals. With a view to promote the com
fort and welfare of the soldiers, ho has fre
quently visited the seat of war, and in per
son ministered to their wants.
The plan of transmitting the fnnds from
the army to the family, is, as we have stated,
very simple, and is substantially; this: On
receiving his pay the soldier goes to the tent
of the Chaplain or other officer selected by
the regiment, and delivers to him the sum of
money which ho desires remitted. The
Chaplain fills up a printed receipt for the
amount, which he gives to the soldier, who
mails it to his wife. The receipt Is signed
by the Chaplain, and addressed to .Mr. Ward,
and by an arrangement made with the banks
by him, these vouchers can be cashed, on pre
sentation at any bank in the State. The
funds collected by the Chaplain are forward
ed to Mr. Ward cither by draft on the Treas
ury or by special messenger. Tbe risk of
capture of the ftmds, or their loss In anyway,
while in transit is assumed by Mr. ward,
and though hundreds of thousands of dollars,
perhaps millions,*have passed through bis
agency, yet it has so far been done "without
the loss of a single dollar, or the cost of a
cent to any soldier or his family. ; Mr. Ward
keeps an office open for the transaction of all
business relating to soldiers’ affidrs, with
clerks to write letters, secure back pay and
bounty of deceased soldiers, and generally to
advise and assist the soldiers and their de
pendant families.
Mr. Ward acts also as agent for collecting
and forwarding supplies to the Sanitary Com
mission, and the labors of this department of
his office arc heavy. The great want of hos
pital accommodations in the State, early
attracted his attention, and by dint of unre
mitting exertions, and entirely through his
instrumentality and energy, a hospital was
established in Newark, under the authority
of the State Government. Mr. Ward was
requested by tbe Governor to act os Superin
tendent, winch he bos done, and for several
months the duties of this position were de
volved on him.
Subsequently the General Government,
upon Mr. Ward’s representation, assumed
control of the hospital, and phWd Surgeon
Geo. Taylor in charge. It is now one or the
largest and best managed institutions of tbe
kind la the country. It m&y be Imagined,
that, - acting as agent for tbethousandsot New
Jersey troops in the field, and their families
at home, together with the distribution each
pay day of an average of one hundred and
twenty thousand dollars, on their acconnt,
the correspondence of Mr. Ward is im
mense, and bis postage bill no small sum.
and when it is taken into consideration that
the office and Its"entire machinery ia carried
on solely at his individual expense, some ap
proximate estimate m&y perhaps be made of
the outlay in labor and money which is thus
entailed upon him. In the arduous, varied
end responsible duties, some of them of a
very delicate nature, which falls to Mr.
Ward’s lot, there is much that would dis
courage many good men, but, he havingvol
untaruy assumed this work, with
a view only to benefit his country
by assisting and ameliorating the
condition of the soldiers and their families,
continues with unwavering will, in the ben
eficent and patriotic course which he has
marked out with a patience and industry un
exampled In the range of my observation.
His example can be followed everywhere,
with untold advantage to those who are fight
ing our battles for us, and in Chicago, where
so many patriotic men are found of large
pccnni&rv means, is there not one who will,
likb Marcus L. Ward, devote himself physi
cally, mentally and pecuniarily so the service
of his country ? Bono.
Indiana Battery Boys Clean oat-a
Nest of Treason.
While the Sddftdlana Battery was passing
through Dn Quoin, Illinois, on the 151 a inst,
they happened to come in possession of a
copy of the Da Quoin Mining a rabid
copperhead organ of that place, under the
control of a Mr. Bennett, which they pro
nounced “contraband,” and about a dozen of
them proceeded up stairs, kicked the editor
and all concerned down stairs, threw the type.
out into the gutter, gathered up the paper,
which was only half struck off, and marched
back to the train, selling papers at five cents
per copy.
This is only a foretaste of what Uncle
Sam's boys wUI do for the copperheads when
they return from their mission of scourging
their “Southernbrethren.” ,
H. C. Wood,
2d Lieut. 89th reg’t 111. y 0 la.
Abhival of KEcnurrs.— Notwithstanding
tbewet and unpleasant weather of yester
day, one hundred recruits reported them
selves at tbe headquarters of Lieutenant
Hobbs and ■ received tbclr outfit, and after
wards left for Camp Tates to await further
orders. —Spiingfldd (iff. ) Jbm'r al, 17th.
. - The Ohio election was duly observed on
the 23d of October by the officers from that
State—one hundred and slxty-thrcc in num
ber—confined in the Libby prison at Klch
mond. -The poll-hook and tally-list have ar-_
rived at Columbus. Of the whole number of
votes cast John Brough received one hun
dred and sixty-two, : one was given forH, J,
and none for .VaUwwSghwn,
Friday Evening. Dec.li.ls3J.
The money market is steady and close all round.
Business is active, especially so for the season.
Merchants, packers, manufacturers are all busy.
Though money is close, best easterners are sup
plied to a liberal extent, but all outsiders and spec
ulators have very little, If any chance. They are
sore to bo forced to pay roundly, if they find any
one willing to accommodate them. As usual tho
rate of discount to best customers ia 10 percent;
others have to pay variable prices upward.
New Tort Exchange ia firm at paroX buying,
and C-160X Belling.
The rates of gold In Wall street were as follows
at9a.m.: 152*; 9.30,151*; 10, 151 X; 12,151*:
Ip. m., 151K;3,151J£, closing at 15JX. The
range here was 4500151, closing firm at 151X
'Business under the rise more active. .
Silver 1410143. Legal tender in more demand,
Buying X; selling [email protected] “ ’
- 5-20 Qoverneent Bonds.— There has been con*
. slderablc complaint in regard to the delay In de
livering the. 6-20 bonds. 'The. following letter
Which wq publish at the request of the bouse to
which it Is addressed, will throw, light upon this
Optics op Jat Cooke, Sobscbiptxoe Agent, )
----- 114 Soum-Tunm Btbebt, >
PniLADXLPnu, Dec. 16,1863. }
Messrs. Preston, Willard andKean, Chicago:
GEKTXzatEX—Tours of the 12th is received. The
great delay ia tho delivery; of, 6-20 bonds, so an
noying to ns all, is about to be rapidly diminished.
Some $3,060,000 a Say-are sent 6fT now. All Octo
ber orders have been filled. -Tho- new-November
series Is commenced, and we trust you will soon
be gratified with the sight of yoor bonds;
Very Respectfully,, ' * ‘ •
Jat Cooke,
•' • by W. Poultneb.
These bonds are being taken so rapidly that if
ouricapitalista and.aH others who have even a small
amount of greenbacks to Invest for* banking or
otherpnrpoees, want them, .they, should send In
their orders Immediately. Less than a hundred'
mlUlonsremain, and as they are virtually a mort
- gage upon the entire property of the nation, they ’
are good beyond any poaaihle contingency. Let ■
the orders flow in to Messrs. Preston, Willard &
Keen by the millions. ’* . • j
At Milwaukee— The Sentihel pf yesterday
says: “The money market was ’ reported easier
hero, bnt the demand was still in excess of the sup
ply at 10 per cent.. One-fourth of. one. per cent, is
the prevalent selling rate for N.- Y. Exchange.!'
At CntcnotATZ.—There is no feature essentially
new in the money market. There Is ajgoodde
•mand for loans, and bankers are folly supplied with
paper,-wkiiffi they discount at'rates ranging from
6to 10 per cent. The outside rates may be quoted
at 0010 per cent., and these figures indicate the
value of money in the open market. - ;
The new N, Y. National Bank.— The Presi
dency of. the new National Bank of New York city,
with a capital of $5,000,000, has been tendered by
the Commissioners to the Hon. George Opdyke
and accepted by him, contingent of course upon
the sanction of the stockholders. The] position
was tendered to the Hon. A. A. Low, by a commit
tee of which Mr. Opdyke was chairman, and de
clined on the ground of his extensive commercial
engagements. Of the Commissioners, Itiia under,
stood that Messrs. Opdyke, Dows, Hatton and
Grant will serve as directors, if elected. :
Spuuious Money— .—Altered ten dollar notes on
the Marino Bank of Toledo, Ohio are in circula
tion. It is altered from tho genuine l’s of Chat'
hank. The vignette represents ships at] sea, and
on the lower left end men arc engaged in shipping,
etc. It will be noticed that there Is a largo red me
dallion figure “ 1 ” on the centre of the mil.
Report of Mr. ]tlrOullocli 5 Controller
of the Cnrrcncy.
There arc one hundred nod thirty-four National
Banka organized, of which thirty-eight arc in Ohio,
twenty in Indiana, twenty in Pennsylvania, ten in
New York, and the balance in other States;
The Controller Bays the act Isnot altogether sym
metrical, nor clear, nor 'even consistent through
out* lie advises its revision, and to this end makes
the following suggest ions: •
1* That sections 11. IS. 15, ST, 41, 45, ho modified
to avoid ambiguities in language and luconriricn
clesln their provisions. These arc, however, re
garded as minor defects that may merely embar
rass banks if they do not lead to Improper decisions
on the part of the Controller. For example,-sec
tion 41 seems to deny to hanks in the cities named
the privileges granted to banks In other places.
Section 17, literally construed, might prevent tho
National Banks from discounting-on the security
of the stocks of other corporations, while tho ob
ject of the section undoubtedly was to prevent
banks from discounting upon tho security of their
own stocks and from engaging In stock specula
tions. Other similar incongruities arc mentioned.
2. That section 47 bo stricken ont as unwisely
restricting loons to single Individuals.
8. That section 80 bo bo amended that the af
fairs of the banks may be managed by not more
than thirteen instead of nine, and that only two
thirds of.the directors be required to be residents
oftho State in which the banks arc located.
4. That section 12 bo so amended that the fail
ure of a National Bank be declared prima facie
fraudulent, and that the officers and directors of
such bank shall he made personally liable for the
debts, and be punished criminally, unless it shall
appear that ile affairs were honestly administered.
The section, as It stands, makes au stockholders
Individually liable.
5. That section S4 be so amended, that when
there 1b no paper in the place, the quarterly re
turns mav be published in tho paper nearest the
location of the bank, instead of a paper of the
capital of tho State.
6. That section S3 be. so amended that stock
holders owning leas than one-half per cent, of tho
capital may be eligible as directors of banka of
large capital.
7. That section SI be repealed.
8. That the act shall be so amended that no bank
shall commence, business with a less capital actu
ally paid iu than $50,000.
v. That a provision bo inserted requiring banks
that mav desire to close up their amdrs, to give
notlca of their intention to do so. to the Comp
troller, and such notice to the publics*/ho may
prescribe, and authorising them atony;time after
two years from the publication of such!notice, to
withdraw their bonds upon the payment into the
Treasury of the United States, the amount of their
outstanding notes in lawful money, which motes
shall be redeemable at the Treasury and the banks
respectively, and tbc stockholders discharged from
liability Therefor. • The benefits resulting from lost
circulation are Urns to inure to the Government,
10. That the act he eo amended that tbc rate of
interest be uniform in the hanks of all tho States;
and tho penalty lor usury be a forfeiture of the In
terest instead of the debt: and that the banks in
the large commercial cities of the seaboard States
bo relieved in certain contingencies from all pen
alties for usury, in order that They may prevent, as
far as practicable by raising the rate of interest,
excessive importations of foreign merchandise,
and heavy exportation of tho precious metals. Tho
principal idea of the section suggested is, to es
tablish a uniform rate of interest throughout all
tho States. As to tho constitutionality of this at
tempt, tho Controller thinks there can be but lUUo
question as to the power ot Congress to regulate
tnc rote which shall be charged by the banks
through which a national circulation is to be is
sued, and which are organized under, a national
law. Without this power, the National Govern
ment mutt divide uilh the States the control of the
aflalrs of the banks created to carry out its right
ful, acknowledged and necessary functions. As
the law now stands, hanks in New York and Mich
igan can charge 7 percent, on their loan?, while
those of most other States are limited to 0. The
uniform rate recommended is 7 per cent.
IT. That section 45 he repealed, and Instead
thereof a section be inserted authorizing the
banks to make semi-annual dividends of profit?;
bnt requiring them, before dividends ore declared,
to cany to the u surplus 1 * one-sixth part of their
net profits, until their surplus funds shall amount
to SO per cent, of their respective capitals.
13. That sections 62, 63 and 64 be repealed. He
thinks the 6Sd section is calculated to bring the
national currency system into conflict with tho
States and into disrepute with tho people.
18. That it bo made tho duty of the National
Banks, if required by the Secretary of the Treas
ury, to act as financial agents of tho Government,-
to receive on deposit Government money, and to
Svo satisfactory security lor the performance of
e duties required of them.
14. ThatthcNatlonalßanks shall ho required to
prevent their notes from being depredated in the
commercial dries of the country, and that the Na
tional Banks in these dries be required to keep
reserve oclawfal money in their own vaalts.
This he thinks can bo done, seeing that the
whole resources of the Govommentare pledged for
theirpaper, and if Its depredation can so prevent
ed, the currency will obtain a perfection never be
fore reached by a bank note circulation.
It is urged in conduslon, that whatever unsound
banking may be attempted under this system, the
holder of the notes can never suffer, for no has not
only the public securities, bnt tho faith of tbc na
tion pledged for their redemption. ■■
New Tork Stock market—See. 18.
Bcceivcd by F. G. Saltonrtall & Co., Commis
sion and Stock Brokers, 24 Clark street, Chicago.
_" „ letbd. Sdbd. Ist bd. 2dbd.
N.T.Cent..l3B*s 184# 0.8. &Q...116 117
C. AN. W.. 47# 48# Harlem 91 91#
Erie (c0m.).107# 108# Quicksilver, 53 02#
C.&Pitts..loß# 108# ULGtf ctwar
M, 8. (com.! S3 85# loanhds.:lo3# ....
M. S, (ctd.).lvs 185 U.S.O? cent
P.,Ft,W.AO 84# 85 bds, ISSI..IOO# ....
Mich. Cent,. 127# 128 U.SA $ cent
C.& A.(com) 83# 81 bda, 18T4..100# ....
C.& A.(pfd). 93# .93 U.5.73-lOT.
Galena ICS 108# Notes. ....106# ....
Rocklsl’d..ll6# 118# U.S.lyrcert 03#
HL Cent....*. S# 119 Am. g01d...151# 131#
Market—let Board irregular; 2d Board strong.
Fsm.iT Etxktss Dec. 13,1803.
The following toblo shows the receipts and ship
ments daring the past 34 hours:
Flour, "Wheat, Com, Oats, Eye, Barley
brls. bo. bo. bo. bo. bu.
04CDBB. ICO 832 4SI U2l 331 357
BIRR 3150 UOO 250 .... ....
ICBB 200 2450 1050 1200
CB&QRB. 300 • 350 *SO 8930
NW88..... 895 8100 .... 3000 .... 406
A&StLBB 7CO COO .... SCO ....
1565 17743 .4321 11757 031 737
Lire Drtdßecl
Grass Tal-
Seed, low. Hogs, Hog9,Cattle,Hldea,
as. as. no. no. no. as.
OftCUBB 1630 363 210 9380
8188 2307 671: SI 4160
1C BB 1200 1700 50 '. • SOI 2200
CB&OBB.. 810 .... 3369 2GS 291 9120
KWRR 5700 .... 610 531 160 11600
▲ &BtLBB. 904 ICO 21(3 93 8V) 1370
11700 ‘ 1510 1209 05330
HU 1260
There was a better feeling in the general mar
kets to-day and prices of nearly all leading articles
advanced. '<■
The receipts of Hogs, lire and dressed, during
the past twenty-four hours, amounted to 18,219.
The market for Live nogs to-day was active and
firm, but there was no actual advance. Upwards
0f9,000 head were sold at the various yards at a
range of $4.00® C.25 gross—the bulk of the trans
actions being at [email protected] In figures this is an
apparent advance on yesterday's quotations; bnt
this is duo solely to the improved quality of the
stock sold. The packers were the principal buy
ers. At the close the market was firm at foil pri
ccs—good heavy weights being In special request.
Beef Cattle were active and a shade easier—with
sales of upwards of 1,000 head at $2.8004.00. •
Dressed Ilogs advanced 10015 c, with liberal
sales, considering the light receipts, at a range of
ss.ooo7.oo—heavy hogs selling at $6.7507.00, and
light to mednlm at $5.0006.00.
Tbe Provision market maintains its former in
activity. Notwithstanding this, however, the
holders of product continue to increase in firm
ness, and they arc dragging the buyers after them
slowly. To-day there was rather more inquiry for
Hess Fork, and we note sales of 1,000 brls at a
range of tbe latter figure for EOO brla
of a well- known brand, and $17.00017.95 for out
side city lots. Prime Mess Pork Is held at $14.00,
without buyers. English Meats are In limited re
quest at 7Xc for Cumberland, B#c for Short - Bib,-
and $o for Short Clear Middles; but. sellers, are
holding for <a advance of He on thow'figures
There la still a fair demand for Bulk Shoulders,
and wo noto sales to-day of 100,000 lbs city cured
at EXc loose, and 1,500 pea country cured at 3ifc
loose. Green Hams are In good demand at Sc, at
which price wo note sales of 2,000 pcs. Lard is In
fair demand, and we note sales of about 900 tres at
HXc for prime .city steam, UXc for
prime country, kettle, and -UOUXc lor
country steam, i Bound lots of prime Leaf
Lard are generally held at U*c, with buyers at
HXc. Grease was in good demand and firm, with
light sales of White at 9Xc, and of Yellow at 90
oxc, - - N
The Flour market remains quiet, and we note
light sales only at $4.6505.15 for low grade togood
-Spring extras.
• There was considerable activity in the Wheat
market to-day, and prices show an advance of 10
IXc per bushel, vfith sales, of upwards of 100,000
bushels, at sl.lß for No. 2 Bed; $14701.18 for No.
1 Spring; '$l.OOXOl4l for No. 2 Spring, and SI.OO
@l.Ol for Bojccted Spring—the market'dosing
firm. • - - •••
,* There was an unusually brisk Inqnlry for New.
Corn, and the market advanced 405 c per bushel,'
with sales In store at.7708)0..; Old Com was neg
. lect but firm-flight sales of No. 9 only having been,
Oats; were less active and steady—with sales of
onlyabont 60,000 bushels at 65065* c for No 1, and
62062X0 for No 2—the market closing withbuyen
of No 1 at C6*c, and sellers at 65Xc.
Bye was In good demand, and prices advanced 1c
per bushel—with light sales of No 1 at $1.0101.05.
Barley was in better request, and we note an im
provement of 203 XC per bushel—No 2 selling at
$146©140 X In store.
The market for.' Highwiuea opened' dull and
easier—with'salcs at before the
close it rallied, and liberal sales were made.at 77c.
Flax-Seed lain good demand and more active—
with liberal, sales to-day at $2.3502.65, according
to quality. , Timothy Seed is also firm—with sales
at |2AC®Si62. Clover Seed was sold at $7.60. -
The market for Carbon Oil remains quiet, and
we noto light sales of White to-day at 65c to the
trade, and C€@C6c In retail lots. _ In Pittsburgh to
day the market' was quiet and without material
' change. ‘ There *is a .fair“demand' for Linseed Oil
and the market is firm at $1.40, at which we note
sald-ofslCObria to-day.
The market for general Groceries is quiet. So-,
gars and-Molasses.are steady. Tcasure excited
and firm.. .Tobaccois also active and the tendency
For the Week Ending December 10.
[Abridged from Wednesday’s How York Tribune.]
beef cattle.
Number reported for this market at Forty-fourth
Street, 4,886.
The prices to-day are quoted as follows: '
First quality.....lOWtHX I Ordinary. 6 @ 8K
Medium 9 @lO |
Some extra good Beeves may he quoted at [email protected]
The general average of the market ut 9*c.
The most of the sales ranee from BXc, to lie.
Prices 9 bend nud-p B, of different wcights r wtn be
found In accounts ofaales of sundry droves.
Total number of Beeves received In tho' city thm
weefr,s.C2T; . . - -
* This U G3 bend more than last week, and 1409 head
mure than the average of last year; the average num
ber at each Wednesday market last year was L 053
bead, while the number to-day being 4,366. shows S&t
.bend more than the average, and 2oi bead more
this day week. “ ■
A. M. Allertoa & Co., proprietors of the Washington
Drove yards,Forty-foorth street, report the.cattle ia
market from the following States: ;
New York 1,6101 Michigan 4tl
0hi0.... Slllowa ' si
Indiana 495) Coanccticnt 23
llllnol 28* I New Jersey 51
Kentucky 2«lSB|
Tuusdat, Dec. 15.—Over a thousand head, os a re
inforcement to a large stock left overnnsold lest night,
hoe placed the market 10-dav in a verr hard position
furbnyers. The price Is ?5.00q10X0 a head' less than
yesterday morning. Wesawonclot of fatStateOxcn
sold at (92,C0, which would have commanded SIOO
readily yesterday. A lot of Western steers, which
would have sold quick on Monday morning at 45D.00
or SS. buyers would only offer §12.00 for, and a lot of
State steers, held yesterday at 8c 9 B, conld not he
sold to-dav at 7c. andwere sent to a packcrtobe killed
onarcount of the owner. Bat these redactions of
prices were not ull the dlißcnUles that drovers met
with; it scoiiis quite unlikely that all the stock can
bo sold at any price that owners can accept wlthoat
ruinous losses. The weather, however, li in their
favor. It is clear and cold, and mod drying op, so
that the poor brutes can be fed, some of which have
been forty-eight hours on the cars.
William Slgcl, 197 Illinois and lowa steers!, bouzht
at Cliicnco by Lnntcrback,av 6# cwt, and sell slowly
at B«sioc.
■ licacli A Bray, 106 Illinois steers, sold for Metcalfe
at Bdiic 9 lb; 103 offtatt & Co.’s Illinois steers, av.
OX cwt: first sales were at IWjHojfc.
’ Joba.llarrUhad in market from his Arm, 8 remark
ably tine Durham steers and belter* which he estima
ted util cwt, and which be could have sohkreadlly
atlSKcVft. There were some which he boneht la
this market last Spring, which he has Improved hand
somely byftcdlng.
Joseph H. Williams sold part of 179 of MeCleerv A
■Williams* good . Illinois steers, to average 10>fc.
upon? cwt.; those In band on Tuesday at a heavy
John A.Merrlt.lWofMcCluag A Williams* Illinois
steers, estimated OX cwL, average 173 each.
IT. Koherts, o! Schuyler county,2o bead.mixed lot,
sold at 7c. for cows, 9r%9#c. for oxen. *
Murray & Glover. 50 Illinois steers, bought of Oallls,
average CXewt n sold at [email protected]; 51 /Jersey steers,
average llcwt., sold at 9®lic.
11. esthelmer received late on Monday one of the
best droves In market of Ohio bullocks, from J. Bos*
eostock, 6 of which sold at $91.50, will average HKc V
lb. The others arc expected to sell at lO#®iiKc;
ISO Illinois steers on Tueeday sold at a heavy reduc
tion below prices of Monday morning.
T. C. Eastman A Bro., 79 for John Moss. Ohio stock,
not a« good quality as John usually brings, but'will
sell to average 11c upon 71$ cwt; 13 mixed State stock
sold for P. Dumvilie at 19c upon 7# cwt.
Hcaly A Scvy bought at Albany, of Rosenthal St
Sood fair Illinois steer?, estimated at 7# cwt. while
>ey sold to Dan Barnes at $72, and be retailed them
at a good commission. Tbcv also sold two lots of
light Michigan cattle at 7K(gSc V lb.
rat Barnes sold on bis own account 39 light Michigan
steers, estimated at 5X cwt,at sl4 each.
Harris A Coddlngioo, $7 of i'azell’s Ohio cows, heif
er*. Ac . estimated at 4# cwt, are held at prices to ay
8c ? lb, nut hard to make it.
Wm Florence. GO light steers and poor oxen, sv 5#
cwt, shipped In Kinnear’s name, but reported forS.
Owens, sold atß &Vr ft lb; SI good fat Ohio steers,C#
cwt. sold for Klee at lo©llc, Monday i»Kc
Tuesday.* :
Receipts this week. 41.335.
¥ notation?. ft Cwt.
be Weather has been very unfavorable for the
trade a few dajs past. Saturday, Sunday and Mon
. day were •* sticky," and all the bard frosts of- the pre*
'tloqs days melted In a warm rain and south.wind.
-'lbis (TnMdav) morning is more favorable, being
cooler, partially clear, with a drying wind, which'
will materially help trade. There is a prospect that
Monday, which has heretofore been a great day of the
week, will be thrown In the shade by the refusal of
the Hadsun lUver Railroad to bring down bogs on
Thclollowlngareihe figure* given by George TV.
Dorman ss the price of Hogs this week:
Uve w’t. Deodw’t.
First quality. corn-fed, large slze.6 aS#c 7#®7Kc
Second quality, corn-fed IJod'Kc
First quality, small size?, fat and
prime, for market butchers r»K<g6 c i 7Js®—c
Larpc size still-fed. fat., .55$®-—c 7 JF3 —e
Second quality still-fed.... [email protected] —c 7Js®7#c
und be reports this morning that Bogs are coming in
faster than they can be sold at the the above quota
tions, and that prices are likely to recede.
Review oftlic NotvVork Grocery Market.
[l’rotii the K.Y. Commercial Dec. IC.] ,
Coites—The market remains qnlet, bat extremely
Am, our quotations of Drazil being still farther ad*
vanccd on the per ft. There arc sellers at
these enhanced valuations, but purchases arc only
made for the supply of immediate wants. In other
kinds the business is moderate, wl»hout change In
I price?. The sales Include 14X6 bags Ulo at 31®S3c—the
ower price for shimmings: 30 do and 40 mats Java,
4U3UC; 400bapsLagnayni.SSjfftjTOMaracalbo, S3>£e,
4 mos.; and 49i baas and 6 brls Jamaica, on terms we
dldnotlea’m. The stock of Rio in the country, as
made up by Messrs. TT, Scott & Son, Is 26,677 bags. vx»
2W50 bags here, and 1,528 at Baltimore.
Toa—There is n pretty active Inquiry ftom the
trade, especially for blac~, and the market continues
strong, prices favoring seller*; wo notice 718 hf chests
colored Japan, in English order, 280 chests Suchong,
280 do, and 1.322 hf do. In bond, i,">oo hf chests Oolong,
(Including 1,000 In bond,! 810 do green, 400 do In Eng
lish order, and 100 imperial.
Sugs-u—The business In raw continues unusually
light, even for this period of tlio season, but there fs
no giving way in prices, holders remaining firm ant
offering their stocks sparingly. ilellned Is dull at
I previous rates. The sales of raw are 554 hhds Cuba at
t>K<3l3Xc-427 balers Java, 13c ;400 bags Manilla, 13WC;
187 case?. 4brls and 372 hags brown BahU (equal to
2223 bans). 12Kc; 216 hhds Sew Orleans. l‘32f*&l3>sc;
lOrhintleado.l&c;2.7Co bzs Havana. UM3I3C; 138
do, 9K«*. In bend (cosh); and 4 49 .hhds Melado, mostly
7j4c,4moa. Messrs. 1). L. & A. Stuart’s prices of re
ilncdaarevieed yesterday are l?Kc for .'Leaf, iTc for
best crushed,l6xc for granulated. 16J(c for ground,
16k? for white A, and 15-a'c, cash, for yellow C,
Molasses-TVo hive to note a doll market, the de
mand being quite moderate, but prices have not va
ried since our last. The sales are 1(2 hhds Barbados*
ats9oCJc:2oooayedoub.v43c;lo Nuevltan, stc;S63
brls old New Orleans, 5 3®63c: and 122 do and 09 hr do,
new crop do, 70®71c, 4 mos.
Spices—The market for some of these articles has
been quite active, and not allttls less exclted,la view
of some considerable parchascs.partiy speculative, U
being now prettv generally believed that to secuvo
Increased revenue congress will be likely to Impose
additional duties on pepper, cassia, &c., hence the
large sales and gradual enhancement of values.
Amonc the sclcs wc notice 12,600 bags pepper (a por
tion In bond) mcstlv within the range or 27#<32s.Hc,
now held at 2S*(c lor large lots, and 39c and over for
smaller parcels, with small sales at 29c; 223 do Pimento
21(3i2Ufc ; 2,480d0,6Kc, In bond; 50 cases cassis. 43c ;
lb Mace. COc, cash; 4,063 mats. Cassia, 100 large
cases do, 26,C00 is No 1 nutmegs and 50 bales cloves,
on terras we did not learn. • .
Bice—ls In moderate request, end we notice sales
bags Kangoon at $7.50(37.75 cash.
Export of Breadstuff* from the United State*
lu Great 'Britain and Ireland, Since Ist
September, 184*3.
From Floor, Meal, Wheat, Corn,
brls. brls. bash. bash.
TfewTork, Dec. 14...909,521 10 1,060,326 239,459-
XcwOrleaa? .... - .... .... ....
ITrfWdeipL&Dec-i*.- 8,600 .... 16.8K
Baltimore, Dee. 13.... twj - •••• ••• ••••
Boston, Dec. 12....... 5,1» .... ..... ——
Other ports, Dec. IS .... 231,7(9 ....
Total,l9Cß.. ..825.903
Total, 1863... .JS9O.SI
Increase....... JSA
Decrease 40 6,630,769 2.500,501
Total, 1861 .571,959 COO 8,9*0,119 4.C5.6M
Total, 1860 £98,015 2.453 10&£ m 1,853,337
10 4,301,11' 239.459
50 10,952,209 2329,900
Four, Wheat,. Cora, Rye,
From brla. bush. hash. bush.
KewTork, Dec; 14...21,541 128,203 .... 13,065
Other p’ts,lt’st dates. 2416 ....
Total, ifi63 "iya? 128395 ~
Total, IH2 43,639 709,033 12369 13,012
Total, 1861 454,133 6.209,293 22143* 130,1:9
Total, 1830 20.457 229.417 16,C80 GSO
• Hiltvankco I<iusber Trade.
. [From thu Milwaukee Sentinel, 13th.]
The high price of lumber prevailing for the past
year, or some other cause, has very materially re
stricted the consumption of that commodity in the
section of country supplied from this city. The arri
vals by lake arc less than for any other year since
1654, and compared with the receipts of last year,
shows railing off of about ten millions feet of lumber,
oftfpSWtOfchmgles,andl,273i)oofeet lath. Tnestoek
now on band Is also said to bo very much less than
the amount usually In the yards at the close of navi
gation. -
The following comparative table will show the ar
rivals of lnmbcr,shlnglcs and lath at this city for a
number of years:
Lumber, ft. Shingles, Kb. Lath, ft.
1663 .....29 1 181,0a1 7,012,000 2,677,000
1361 .56,561,000 19301.000 2.523 000
1600. ■.,30421,000 12374,000 2339 000
1859. 52.017.0D0 13£163C0 8,103300
1858 m 4533X000 ’ 17,5©,0C0 6.219,000
1857 71,903,000 21331300 9,570,000
1856. 03.498,000 1139.000 S&B&O
1855. 48371.000 22,162.000 10,731,000
1854 27358,000 7329.000 4,581,M0
1853. 15,980,000 4441300 1437,000
Prices ol lumber In this market by the cargo, as run
from the mil la. at the close of navigation, for four
years compare thus:
1863, ?M 1143001530
I£G2,VM 103901130
ISW, V M 7.000 730
18C0,»M : 103001030
Tide Water Receipts of Produce.
The quantity of Hour, wheat, com and barlcv left at
tide water during the fourth week in November, In
tho reunifies and 1E63, were as follows; .
• :F!our, Wheat, Com, Barley,
brls. bu. bn. bn.
1662 73,000 1.m.3C0 690.100 200,600
1363. ...105.SCQ 2,070,00 21,100 470&0
Increase... S2AOO " 6DS£OODecJSCB,Ioa 1ne.276,000
The aggregate quantity of the same articles left at
tide water (ram toe commencement of navigation to
tbeSOth nit, Inclusive, during the years 1563 and 1563,
* ' ' Flour. Wheat, Com, Barley 4
brls. bn. • bn. bu.
1963 4,410,000
Dccrcaee M ~l66 I 4CO 79,300 1,323,200 1nc479,100
By reducing the wheat to flour, the quantity of the
latter left at tide water this year, compared with tbe
corresponding period last year, shows a deficiency
equal to flour. w
Indianapolis Grain Market—Dec. 17.
The market for wheat is firm, without a chaneo la
price. Prime red wheat is quoted at 8145. white at
HJ2o.wllbßmaUtrans*ctiOQfl,at2(aSc.higher. Floor
quiet and steady at SSJSASJS.and *6.-.Cora doU at
75®a0c. for new, 99981.00 for old. The supply is very
molted. Oats are in good demand, but poor supply*.
Milwaukee Host Market-Dec. 17.
Receipts of hogs were better, nnd the market dull
bat Arm Dressed bogs sold iu a range of 56 00:37.73
for Ufibt to extra heary lots, and lire bog* ats4J3®
5.40 for light to medium weights. Receipts for2l hoars
were 2,112, of which 6G5 were Uve sad 1,417 dressed
bogs. *
St. liools Hog Market—Dec. 17.
Hoes.—Tbo market was firmer to-day. and 200 as.
averages were worth 6>£c, V B not. We heard of few
5 Friday EviasiMG, Dec. 13,1363.
HOGS—With the receiplsofto-day, which bare been
abont 6,000, and tbc late arrivals oflaat evening, there
were little less than U/OObogs in the yards this morn
log; and although the Weather was bitterly cold and
■tonny,yettherewas no lack of buyers. One very
favorable feature, too, in tbc receipts was, that the
proportloa'of prime hogswas much larger than on
the preceding day. This, togetberwUh a smaller sap
ply than we have now become accustomed to expect’
has given additional firmness and activity to
tbe proceedings of the market. There has been
no disposition shown by owners to submit tojiny re.
ductlon from the prices first asked, although a few
of the •*smart Layers’* have kept them banging
abont In tbe cold with the hope of getting an extra S
or 10c off the morning’s prices, but when all chance of
success failed, as It generally did, they were glad to
fall In with the first offer. Kollttle inconvenience la
caused Just now by the irregularity of trains aad de
tention from various causes, of stock that ought to
have been here some days since. On the lowa and
Nebraska Road there has been detention owing to
the floatlx g ice on tbe Mississippi. There has also
beenaslmllar detention .at Quincy and Darlington
and farther on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railway
for want of cars. These difficulties, if not
already overcome will be. It Is anticipated.
In a day or two. especially with the continuance of
the present cold weather. In sales of hogs to-day,
which number 9,471, prices have ranged much the
eaiueas daring tbe preceding daysof the week, namely
from S4XO®&2S; but tbe bulk of tbe sales have been
madoats4.6Css.s6per 100 as, against f!3o®sJo on
ytsterday; the difference arising from thehogssold
to-day being of better quality. Nearly oQ tbe pnreha*
ses have been made by packers, andthemarketelosed
tula evening with considerable firmness at the quota,
tions of yesterday.
Sellers. Bayers. No. At. wt. Price.
Oliver Crsgin«Co .319 311 $3.30
J0ne5......—,.,... do .291 - 270 .5 70
jsharo Harback & C 0....139 270 *s.®
Keen.*.’.*.*,**,’.*.**.'/.. do .... IB 330 3.50
Coolv Farnsworth 95 291 ' 5,40
Gregory... ..Morphy & C 0..... 54 200 493
Adams! Wiener* Co JlB ISi 440
do do 88 .. 319 4.70
Wood - do .....112 210 475
Gregory- Morphy & Co 56 253 4JO
linen cs. do 50 210 4.85
Bloxom do S3 244 5.19
Persel do 59 220 .5.®
Clark Quinn 47 213 4.35
Bingham Clever. 46 831 6JS
Miller Harback*Co....sßß 253 435
Cbamplto. ©dr....*. 43 830 C.06
At. Price,
Seller. Boyer. No. W’t. V looms
Loonm&Co..McCole&Hn2bC3....l3B 201 SIXO
do .. ‘do ....112 199 4.59
do - .. do ....215 215 4.60
Ferr...~ do .... 60 213 4.60
Coflln do .... 95 193 4.00
Allen & Wills.. do ....203 3SS SXO
Nichols Murphy* Co 457 2TI 5.00
Barrows .Arch Allen 93 283 SXO
Seller, Barer. No. Av.wt, Price.
Brewer. Jones* CurlhcrtsonXTl 285 5.53
McCrea do .. 49 815 6XO
Buflnm do ..S3 269 5X5
Buffmn .-.Martin 50 202 4XO
Bobbins do 65 .200 4.13
Brect do S8 !236 SJ»
Dlctfoa A.E.Kent* Co .229 312 4.90
G. Adams do ......107 200 4.73
Bone.; do .323 217 SJA
Brewer.*.*.".*... Carter .286* 233 4JO
Rodd Qrlffln Bros 211 3.20
Boffon llarbach* K.. 58 910 5.65
Boununur tasds.
Sellers. Bayers. So. At. I7t. Price
Frye&Co,......Jfash 61 227 SSJ2K
'do .Bowers Ss C0~.... 171 226 4.53
Harp do 578 215 5.10
Melocdr Hoozh &Co 56 217 4A3
Willard Hickey 70 180 4.50
Alexander Romp i
French Jones & Colbert- •
son 120 263 SXO
Lowhead Turpin &Co SS 856 5.50
Grldlcy&Co Jones & Colbert* 53 229 5.20
do Flint* Thompson 53 3% 5*13
BEEF CATTLE—The receipts at the various yards
amount to about 900 head, and the entered sales to
1,079, at prices ranging from $2.3031.00. In the tran
sactions to-< Jay we note a little decline from the pre
vious activity of the market. This, to some extent,
has been caused by the withdrawal of the old eon*
tractors on the part of the Government In fitvor of
others, who have taken the fresh contracts for the
ensuing four months. The receipts of Beef Cattle
to-day consisted almost entirely of fair to good me
dium qualities, which, from the absence of the ordi
nary demand, has mostly been taken by speculators;
one or two packers have also been buying pretty
freely. In the sales mode, although the market has
been less active and' firm, there has been no redac
tion in previous rates.
hzet emu sates to-djlt.
Ferris sold Marks is av 1,090 at $3.35.
Frlents sold Morris * Co. 17 av 1461 at $3.35.
Linn sold tvaixall 20 av 1423 at $2.73.
Adams sold Grecnbanm 83 av 1435 ats343V.
Adams sold Mallory IT av 1.018 at $3.50.
Hare sold Ripley 20 av 917 at S2.GO.
Cooley sold Morris * Co. 50 av 953 at $2 50.
Jones sold Favorite * Son 2t av 1,052 at S3XS; 33 av
IX6O at S2XO.
Hughes sold Favorite * Son 31 av 1,06t at $155.
IValxall sold Favorite & Son 27 av 920 at $3.30.'
Morris & Co. sold Cosh 9 ar IXCI at 83,12*.
Burke sold Mallory If av 1,060 at S3XO.
Linn sold Morris * Co. 22 av 26$ at $2.50.
Oliver sold Mallory 13 av 1X22 a: S3XO; 21 av 1X63
at 82.73.
O’Shea sold McPherson 47 av 1,062 at 83X5.
■ Bone sold McPherson IS ar IX9I at 83.35.
Herschman sold McPherson 37 av IXB3 av $3.30.
Atwater sold McPherson 123 ar4,250 at 83X0.
North sold Curtis 11 av 1,070 at SIXO.
Fbioat Evening, Dec. 18. !s■&
FREIGHTS—There Is no change In rate?; tot
Baltimore shippers complain of tho amenity or pro
curing cars on tho Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago
Railroad. There Is also a scarcity of cars on the other
roads. We quote:
Fourth Dressed
Flour Class, . Bogs.
~..2ja • 2.10 1J»
....2.80 Lls 1.10
...1.82 OJSI I.SC
....2JW IJXJ L»
....2.40 105 LlO
...AX6 UB
To New York.
To 805t0n.....
To Montreal...
To Albany
To Portland...
To Baltimore..
To Cincinnati 0.70
FXOUK—Received, 1,383 brls. Market quiet.
Sales to-day were: 300 brls good spring extra at f3U3 •
100 brls low grade at 2-1.65.
WHEAT— Kccclrcd, 1T,713 ha. Market advanced
IftiHc per bushel, sales to-day were: Spbiwo
Wheat rs Stoke—l2,ooo ha No 1 spring, at 1L1B; 2.70J
ba do at $1.17)4: S.TCO bn do, at 51.17; 4,000 bn No 3
spring, atajffjf; 4Cobndo.at 8idl; 23,P00 bn do, at
S1.10R: bn do, at SIJOK; 43,009 bn do, at 3UO:
do, (In Union Elevator) at 81JBJ4; 3,100 bn
rejected spring, at gun. Wixmß Wheat instore—
1. No 2 red, at $113; 400 ba rejected red, as
By Urople— TOO bacs rejected red, on the track, at
CORN—Received, 4,321 bu. Market for New Corn
advanced 4©sc per bushel, Old Com held higher,
bnt Inactive. Sues today were : Old coch dt stoks
—l,oobu No 2 Com In store at KJKc; 400 bn Rejected
Cora In store at 90c. No 1 Com held at 03c. New
Cork is Store-400 bn at 7?Kc; 3.500 bn at 73c; 2JJOO
at TSKc; 12,060 bn do at 80c*
OATsi—Received. 11,757 bn. Market steady and
moderately active. Salcato-day were 12,000 bn No. I
oat&fn store at 55£ c: 19.0C0 bn do at 63Kc: lAOO on do
at Gotfc; 3,000 bn do (in F. & L’s) at Be; COO bn No. 3
oats in store at 63Vc; 2,500 bn do at G2e.
RYE—Received, (£1 bn. Market advanced lo per
bn. Salesto-day were: 2,000 baNo.lKycia store at
f 1.05; bn do at 81A4: 4CO bn N0.3 Bye in store at
sl.Ol. r
BARLEY—Received,737 bn; Market advanced
[email protected]><c. Sales to-day were: 100 bn No 2 Bariev In •
store at 81.30)4; S.OOOba do at £1.20; 400 bn do at *1.10;
2, dost SIJB.
ALCOHOL—Steady at p gallon.
BEANS—Demand good and market firm. Sales
to-day were: 150 bn good at S3JH.
BlJTTEß—Demand for shipment scarcely so
active; bat market unchanged, We quote:
Prime Dairy ,22 021 e
Shipping, Better .19 a - 10 c
Common to fair do 17 913 c
Sales to-day were: 25 firkins at 20c; 43 do at 10c.
COOPERAGE—SaIes to-day were; 100 hickory
hcop lord Tierces at 51.63 dcL; 100 oak hoop do at
li.ei deU 150 hickory hoop Pork Barrels at |LiS del.;
SO do at sl.lO del.; So oak hoop do at ?1 JS del.
CHEESE—In good demand and fair supply. Mar
ket firm at present rales. We qnote:
Hamburg. 15
WesternKeterTe *[email protected]<
Illinois and Wisconsin 9913
COFFEE—The market Is moderately active and
very firm, with no change to note. We quote:
IMo.fiilrtogood..... 33 035Ue
Ido, coed to prime . ; @3BHc
EGGS—In very limited supply, and fresh Eggs are
in fair request, but ovine to considerable scarcity 1a
tbo market, prices rare firm at 2602TF dor.
FURS—Ice demand for manufacturing purposes
has considerably fallen off, and prices are cot so firm.
Shippers are, however, looking fonrard to a brisk
trade with the commencement of the new year- in
meantime, the market Is rather quiet. We quote:
Bears, (black, largo and fall seasoned).... Ho.ooair.W
Bears.brown 2.000 840
Bean,cubeKu> S va1ue.........
Beaver, (black and dark) 1.530 US
Beaver, (palo and silvery) 1.000 1.23
Badger, (largo and fina). 400 90
Deer Skins, (red and blue).,. 900 6)
\gnxy “
tk, large, an* *
Deerskins utfe?) 3da ’ W
PldMn, (dark, and silky).... 5.00(3 Un
Kaatrs (pale or brown). 8.00(3 4.0)
Foxes, cros the Icesttd the better......... looaaJM
Pcxw,tfJ.aotithrra»al -western.,UX*3 z.9i
GREASE— In eood demand and firm. Bjlcs today
were: »trca White Grease at 9Vc; 50 trcs Yellow
Grease In oldpkgsatflc: 60 do at 9Kc.
mGHWlNEsi—Received. 2U brie. Market
easier. Sales to-dav were: 158 oris at 7G\'c; 530 brls
do In lots at T7c: 200 brls (early) at 75c.
DRESSED HOGS— lteceirea, 1,510. Market ad
vanced 10«l5c. Sales to-day were:
SC bogs, averaulnß 261 Bs, at S7XO.
10 “ ‘* 800 « &BS.
57 “ all over 300 “ 630.
U “ averting 282 *• BJO.
15C ** 44 • 1® “ 5.75.
120 44
83 “ all over 200 u
9 “ averaging 250 ‘.* 630.
40 4 * at 55113, 15.50 and 5630,dir. on 150 am! 200 as.
50 44 at S3XO, }SJO and *5,73,d1r.0n 100 and 150 Ds.
m u at $530, and $8.75. dir. on 200 As.
45 M at $5.80 and *8.75, dlv. on 200 Bs.
SO 44 at 55/5 and #6.73 dir. on 200 Us.
SI 44 at 9530 and 88.75 dlv. on 300 as.
83 44 at <530 and S&SO div. on 300 US.
22 44 at *5.00 and *5.73 dlv. OulMßs.
51 •* at *6/4 and SC3S dlv. en 200 as.
74 14 at *SXO and *6.80 dlv. on2OC as.
HlDES*—'The market though still doll sod depress*
eU, is a shade more active, and the demand appears a
Utile more active, or rather the receipts are more
readllv dispesedof at present quotations. Several
large onjers are still oat of the market, but there are
others wno are readUr taking aU they can manage.
We quote:
Green country, BX33V
Green Salted
Dry Salted v .lifts 15
Dry Flint ;17ft*l8
Sales to-day t 180 Green Salted at 9Vc;,200 do at
9*c: £25 do at 9^c: 97 do at 9Hc: 31 Lljtbt Salted at 9c.
lEATllEll—Market rather qalet, It helm too
near the close of the year for buyers to care much to
add to their present stocks. Hemlock Is steady at
former quotations. For Oak there Is a fair demand,
and prices are very firm undlngapward. We quote:
_ _ njfLOCC.
Harness. 9 ft... 42®11c I Slaughter , sSole,...Slo3Sc
Line - ** ... 440t5c I Buenos Ayres 33055 c
Kip, “ ... 60035 c | Orinoco, OW 31033 c
Caff '* ...$1.0001.20 I Orinoco, MW 30033 c
Upper, 9 foot.. 25026 c Orinoco good dam*
Collar, 9 foot.. 2102Sc| aged. ,27033 c
Harness, 9 ft... @46c Slaughter's Sole —^IS
Kip,mediani....U.o(V3J.2s French Kip...., L230L40
Kip,heavy 83095 c Beat Calf, ?*»«.. 2.000
Caff, No. 1 L4C4) . .. 83 as. L8501J5
Calf.eeconda.... 1.100L2S Lamolne.P doz 68.0007100
Upper,9foot... 26037 c RussettLinings. 7.00012.00
Russett Bridle, PinkLinlngs.... 7*00013.®
9 side 5.000400 R0an5...... 12.C0015.M
LUMBER—Market lea active and firm, at pres*
entrates. Wcqnote:
The following are the yard prices:
Lbjtbbb—First Clear, 91.000 feet. tt3.COAB.OQ
Second Clear ** *5-ss®i2-29
Third Clear. 32.00035.00
Stock Boards 22.00023.00
Box or Select Boards 80.00033.®
Common Boards, dry 17.00017.5 C
Fencing 18.000^...
Coll Boards ...11.000.....
First Clear Flooring, rough 95.000
Second Clear Flooring, rough..... 82.000.....
Common Flooring, rough.. 23.00©,....
Siding Clear, dressed 21.000
Second Clear 20.000.....
Common d 0,............................. 17.00018.®
Long Joists..... 22.00033.30
Shared Shingles AVU 4250.....
Shared Shingles No 1. 4000
Cedar Shingles 3.73©....
Saved Shingles, A. 4A00m...
Sawed Shingles, No 1..... 4253 m...
Lath, 91,000 pcs 4.500
Posts, 9 1.0*). 10.00015J0
Pickets.... 1400017.00
NATAI< STORES—On Rosin, Turpentine and
Tar the market rules rather easier, being' In a little
better supply. On Ropes and Tarns prices are very
firm at previonsquoUtlons. Market generally mode
rately active. We quote:
Tar. $13.00014® Manilla' Rope .18019
Pitch 10.00024® Hemp ©M
R0am....; ffiTa LauryarnNol.... ®l6J<
Turpentine.... 3.750 4.® 2.... 0l«H
Oakum 7.00® 7JO Marline -...23025
CARBON OlL—The market Is quiet and without
material change. Sales to-day: 50 brla prime white
oil, to the trade, at 55c. We quote Jobbers* lots as
follows: _ „
White S)q3Bc
Straw .53052 c
OlLS—Market centrallr in fair supply, with a lim
ited demand. Ixssbbd Is still firm with UUIo doing.
tVe quote: __
Haw linseed 00 ~...; *1400150
Belled Linseed OIL.
Olive Oil, balk
Whale Oil, W. 8...,
Elephant Oil :.
Bank OU
Lard Oil, winter....
Machine 0i1...
Sperm Oil
Mecca Oil
Nests Foot oil
SO 230 5.10
Stiestcniftjr.iCOfcrlaßawLinseed at J1.40,
OJilOXS—la limited demand and email supply.
Pricesrule easy at pterions quotations, we quote:
Prime qualities t> bn sLsoai.6o
Commoner, bn IJH)®L4S
POULTRY—In fair demand, and receipts nation
ally -small, Market firm at previous quotations. We
quote: __
Live Chickens, 9 dox 11.25(31.5
Dressed, P doz U052.00
Live Turkeys,* ft -ii?2;95
Dressed, * ft...... 690.01H
Ducts, Vdoz
Geese, each ssao.3o
POTATOES—Market dull and Inactive, with no
sales worthy of notice. We quote:
Neahannockg, V hn % gao.6g
Peach Blows, ** —. - W® o -®
Common. ** * 4&30.15
PROVISIONS—Received to-day :UC,TtO Os cut
meats,® brls Pork, ICWCIbs Lard. There is' rather
more Inquiry -to-day lor product and the market is
very Arm; bur transactions are comparatively light—
buyers and sellers being apart. The dltUciilty In pro
curing freight room la keeping some tbuyersibr snip
ment East out of the market.
ilE£B Pobk—lu better demand and firmer. Sale*
to-day were: ?00 brls city packed Mess at $17.50:200
do (net heavy) at 117.25 • ®o hrls do as $17.00.
Pbixb Mess Pouk—Quiet and nominal at fit 00.
Esolish Meats—lnactive and firm, Bayers offer
BK. and7K forghort Clear, Short Rib and Cumber
pickled Hams at 9c; 2,000 pcs sweet pickled Hams*
loose, at 8)<c» , ,
Bulk Meats—Shoulders In active demand and firm.
Sales to-day: 100 JM Bis city cut Shoulders, loose.at
BVc; 00,(00 its do on p. t.; pcs country cut Shoul
ders, loose, atsJ<c. • „ .
OnE3SX Meats—Scarce and firm. Sales to-day:
2JX3O pcs Green Hams from the block at Bc. ’ ■
r ivn—in good demand and firm. Sales to-day: 300
brls prime city steam rendered Leaf at UHC; IGO ires
country steam at llKc : 130 tres Peoria kettle at Utfc;
60 tree country steam atllc; 800 sres country steam
(last night) at like.
SAl»T—There is very little Inquiry and the market
wasqulet. VTe quote:
Domestic—Fine.. $243®....
Coarse 2J5®....
Ground Solar. 243®....
Dairy, with sacks 4.75®....
FoßEiGir—Ground Alum, f sack... i... 3.K9....
Turk's Island! » sack U33X.M
u LtrerpoelDalryPsacfc... 3.00® .
SEEDS—TxatoTHT—In good request and-firm;
Sales to-day were as follows: 100 bes prime mt tiSi-.
170 bgs do at «2io. Flax—Demand active. Sales to
day were: 17 bga good at S2A3; 350 bgs and 3 brls at
$2.50; 26 bgs at *2.15; 7 bags at £133. CLOVKB—2O bgS
r SITGAIIS —’ M*JL c t tolerably active with no
change on previous rates. The supply of Raw and
Refined Sugars being very small, the market contin
ues firm with an upward tendency. We quote:
- -Orlgnps
A. A Portland ......QiffiU
V r refined, powdered and granulated. 17K313
*%blte A 4P*;l3&‘
SSmso Golden .Tlgji
Golden Syrup .....70®7S
Sorghum .
Do. refined.. .88370
Orleans ...........60^tb9
Chicago Dnlo*u’ReflncrySugar House, bills .70®..
“ “ **••** keg?......76®..
M M Amber, br15....T..,....85®39
kea , ..93® 93
SAIjERATUS—In steady demand. Wequ^te:
Babbitt's Best... o
** Pure AH&iic
Demand's Chemical JKdSSre
“ HeaUhr. -SK&We
TAltLOW—Demand still and market roles
easier, weqnotc:
Cboice 2f0.l Peckers Tallow aO?<®U
Good uo .10k®
Prime City Butchers*. 16-g©
concur ,[email protected]>s
Sales to-day2s brls country Tallow at 10#c.
active and firm with a strong upward
tendency. 'Wequote:
Young Hyson,common to very fine |lJo©l/3
Gunpowders U801.70
Bouchoogs... SJ©US
Oolongs BU©L3
Japan IXS&UO
TOBACCO—Maraet continues active, bat the Irw
tense excitement of the past three or four days has
somewhat subsided. Still prices are very firm with
the supply of several brands unequal to the demand.
We quote:
*.i ..AH i
lUmoismiddllagto bur. * .10012 a
“ common b© 9c
cszcaoo tobacco ausuraotobtb&asds.
cßEwnro. sbokibo.
BtaroftbeWcst.Bs 0— c 3 ...is ©it c
Pioneer. .9) c SM .14 ©l3 e
Kx. Carenrtl6b..7o c I. 16 ©la e
Prairie Pride.. .6s 0— e H. ji ©2B e
Sweet. 60 ©— e
7*b and s*t Star of the West. 94 c i
ncNle.flgslae 98 e
Ta and s*B Pioneer 85 e I
s*s Extra Cavendish 70 e
Vs.Ts audio's Black Diamond. M o .
arazxßßaaoa. '
CBXVurs. aaoaaro.
Gold Leaf. BSo Missouri 15 (its e
Son oySlde 80e O. t...15K9i8 c
c*. Earrls. 55c OO i6£a«l7 c
Bpocee Cahe1..!....* ft 35
Charley’s Choice..... 1.00
Royal Gem....
Olive Branch.
•a ufF. m
Double Bote Macaboy. ♦?! ®
Blnsle “ * «
scotch, MllllllllZimilZttao c
B v^imT^Market'conunnea "<jole£ and prices an
scarcely so firm. There are. however, ao sales to
note, and for the present our quotations are nachang*
quote: __
Fine fleece ‘Ss®£°
Medium fleece <>• •JO'aSTc
Tub Washed.... :..A3S9e
Factory Tub Washed. y«t*d Us W®T3o
WOOD - gooil demand and (^ote: ,
Beech uV
Hickory. 10M
Maple l&Sg
140 *• 5.75*
tension Coses and Pencil*.... LOO to 6/0 each.
The articles In this stock of Jewelry are of the neat
est and most fashionable stylo*. Certificate* of the
varlonaanicles are pat In sealed envelope*.and mixed,
thus giving all a fair chance, and sent oy mail for h
cents each; and on receipt of the certificate,!: la at yonr
option to send ONE DOLLAR and take, the article
named In ic or not. Fire certificate* 31. eleven S3,
thirty $5, sixty-five MO, one hundred 915. Certificate
money to he enclosed with order. Cobbsspoxdxxoa
AGENTS wanted In every town and regiment. We
allow them ten cents on ererr Certificate, provided
their remittance amounts to {l, nijrt more liberal In
ducements to those who hnv largely. Send for circu
lar. Address W. FORSYTH sCO.Q andll Nassau
street. New York. del9-sB3l-8m waaaU
... 12502.50
... 1.3001 85
... 115013
... 10001X5
.a ©£loo
... «®SO
... 890 90
Ulsaoori 15 (its e
O. 1...15K918 e
OO 16JftSl7 c
000 .21 (o£3 c
sei •kse&gm-TTnaaA sdp cow
"l/fUNN & COMPANY, Solicitor!
Pab’Jsherd of the ILLUSTRATED
No. 57 Park Row, New York.
Pamphlets of Infurmatlon abont Patents FUSE.
Specimen copies of the paper FRK2.
Dr. KENNEDY, of Eoxbnry, Kan.,
Ess discovered a COMMON PASTURE WKHD.Uiat
cures Scrolblo. Erysipelas, Salt Rheum. Ringworm-
Scald Head, Ptmplcfl, Ulcerated Sore Legs, Scabs ud
Blotchesofeverynameandnature. Wbcaeveryother
blood purifier has tailed, try this old standard «"«♦
popular remedy. For sale by all druggists.
• and 4i Kuua street, Sow Yorfc, (adlolnlne
tbe feet Office.) offer for gala the following massif
cent list of WATCHES, CHAINS, JEWELUVrAo..
▼allied at $3C0.000. Each article ONE DOLLAR, and
not to lie paid for until 70a knoir a? bat yuu are to
ISO Gold and Silver Watc*iC9...|lsJM) to 1100.00 each.
200 Ladies’ Gold Watches SWWeac’n
SCO Ladles’ and Gent’s Silver
10,000 Sets of Ladles' Jewclrr.
' 1*5.00 ca-h,
5,00 to 10.00 eich.
20.000 Brocbes, Geld Band Brace
let®, Ear Drops, Lockets,
Chains. Rings, sc 9.00 •;<* jj»c*cb
89,0(0 Genla’ Plus, Chains, Bo.«om
Studs, Sleeve Buttons, Ac... 2SO to SOOcacb.
10.000 Gold Fens, Silver Mounted
Holden 4.00 to 3.00 each,
S.OQO Oeld tens, vrltb Silver Ex-
Wrought Iron Pipe & Boiler Flues
Steam and Water Ganges, Valves, Cocks,
Whistles, &c.
Bobber udLeotherßelting, Parkin* Hose, be.
Hot Water and Steam Heating Apparatus,
8e23-n4SS-3m tc&th net
Nineteen Wears Ago
Mr. Mathews first prepared THE VENETIAN HAIR
DYE; since that time it has been used by thousand*
and In no Instance has it failed to giro perfect satisfac
THE VENETIAN DTE Is the cheapest In the world.
Its price Is only Fifty Cents, and each bottle contain*
double the quantity of dye in those ttsnallysoM for 81.
THE VENETIAN DYE Is the safest composition of
Its class. It is warranted not to injure the hair or the
scalp In the slightest dcerce.
THE VENETIAN DYE works with rapidity and cer
tainty, the hair rennlrtnc no preparation whatever.
THIS VENETIAN DYE produces any shade thatmay
be desired—one that will not Hide. crock or wash oat
•—one that is ns permanent as the hair itself. 1 Tice 30
cents. Forsaleny all Drugs** l *- Prepared only by
General Agent, 13 hold street, N. T.
Also,Mannfhcturer of MATHEWS’ AIINiCA HAIR
GLOSS, the best hair dressing lo osc. Price 3 cent*.
deS-rSB-3m xu tuaua
machine Copying Ink.
133 AUeisgate Street, London,
Dcctnltthejr dnty to caution the American Public
against a spurious Imitation of the Articles—offered
Tor s>alo, Purchased, mod Sold by parties In tint U. S
Several of these Bottles bare been transmitted
from New York to Messrs. P. * J. Arnold, (be
LABELS on which Bottles they have submitted to
the inspection of Messrs.Whiting & Co., of London,
the Pnntera of tho Genuine Labels, who declare,
without hesitation, tbat tbeyare FORGERIES.
'With a view to check this disreputable practice,
Messrs. P. & J. Arnold have given peremptory orders
to tbelrMannfacttirers of Bottles to have, in future,
every Bottle Stamped and Indented with ihelrNamcs,
»P. & Jf. ABNOLD, London,”
With a view of protecting themselves, and of secur
ing to the Purchasers anti Consumers in America tho
Genuine Article.
Since the above precaution was adopted by Messrs.
-Arnold, by having their Knuies stamped on the Bot
tles at tbe time of their Mannfactnro the following
Advertisement appears In the Boston and other
Junk Dealers and Bottle Collectors In Philadel
phia, Baltimore and Washington.—'Waatcd.-Stone
Ink Bottles. Quarts. Pints, and Half Pints, which
have held Arnolds* Inks, or Bottles of the same
make with any other Label on.
73 cents per dozen for Quarts.
SO “ ** ** Pints.
23 “ •* *• Half-Plats.
Will be paid by the Subscriber wbo wit! pay Freight
to New York. “Signed—6. 3. Staffobd, No. 10
Cedar street, New York.**
Messrs. P.*J. Arnold leave It with the American
Public to draw their own inference from this Adver
tisement* persuaded they will bo more cautions In
observing they are not Imposed on by. tbe substitu
tion of a spurtotu for a Gssrrai Article.
The Genuine can be had of W. St C. K. nEIUUCE,
Stationery 13 John street, oar Agents for the U.S.
xl ford, sole proprietor and maanftetnrer of DR.
approved and adopted by the Union States Govern
ment, which baa appointed him to supply them to dis
abled soldiers, frith. Orders addressed to C. STAF
FORD, 126 South Clark street, Chicago, will receive
Immediate attention. Bend for Pamphlet*.
P,Q.803‘W5. den-5736-2mTnavATtr
Y, cniCAOO. December 16:h, letti.
•n- tie Board of Directors of this Company, held
ihftilVv Resolution was adopted:
-Ht » iHTlfieail or Miras p=r cent.
mo nisJr , ri?r,»m;' v c6of this Company be, nail the
gjo® cooltho
Company in Chicago, on v> oftaSSSS
npit. to holders of said node. a. “2
on the 31* t day of December net*. “-Vio
New York at par. The three per cent. u. x '° tac um
tedStateswliibopaldbyiije Company.” >ur*rf
Stockholders who desire tßelr dividends reiu. *
will forward tbclr orders to the undersigned.
del7-a7lMw w, M. LARSADEE. See*y.
Depot quartermaster's
OFFICE, Chicago, 111., Dec. 10th, 1363.
Notice to Owners of Lund Occupied by IT. S»
at Camp Douglas*
Parties Interested arc requested to file tbetr claim*
In this office, stating the exact number of acres of
land orparta of acres owned bv them, now occupied
by the united States at Camp Douglas.
As soon as the tacts are known In each case, I am
prepared to pay rent for the whole of the land oceu
pled, pro rata, to all owners, from the tlmo tho camp
was turned over to the United States by the state of
Illinois. J. A. POTTER,
dels>96CMot Capt. sod Q.M„ Depot Q.Sf.
New Patterns, First Qnalitj and
Low Prices.
GALE BROTHERS, Drn«rUU, 3XI Randolph street.
office at 133 Washington street, opposite the
Coart Ilocee, will bo open
ijntll tlie 33d lant.
Butter ! butters butter;
Choice Dairy oo hand. In packages to anlt fami
lies or the trade ; also. Choice Applet by the barrel;
also, Superior Cheese—all of which 1 will sell.
19 Lmlle Street, Chicago.
dc!3-sBOO-lw D. GOODRICH A CO.
-£jL Mouliuer, Architect, from ParO.basjmtarrirca
la Chicago after residing In New Yort city for twelve
yean, and la at the disposal of all persons wishing to
honor him with their confidence la architectural uiaU
tera. 1M Baadolph street. Befercucea-Ogden. Fleet
wood & Co., J. Y.Scammon, tY Gimee, H.W.psbora
President£c.R.B.CojQeo.ll»aly. deS-r9BB-3wVtp
l i ire are constantly prepared to negotiate loaaa
upon real eatate in this city ror a tena of yean, at the
lowest evrreatrataa. , .. . .
, Money invested ae above for residents or aon-ro*
■<*” y u D . OLM3TKD ft CO..
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