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The remittance for dubs must, in all cases,
-toe made at one time.
Cy There will be no deviation from the forego,
in g scale of rates.
Address CHICAGO TRIBUNE,” Chicago, 111.
Chicago Cribimc.
Advices from Washington of yesterday,
fctato tha{ Uie debate on the Conscription Law
■w as In progress yesterday. The prospect Is
that the 8000 clause will remain. Clergymen
arc to be exempted from military service, but
the Quakers will not. be similarly favored.
They will have their option, cither to go, or
lo pay, and failing In The latter, there will
something be .found for them to do besides
the actual • shedding of rebel blood.
tThe fact is, so hum has a right, to
•consclcnclous scruples about putting out the
fire of his burning house, and even less when
it Is our country that is in danger. Every
3ucn must help in this crisis.
The veteran regiments arc pouring back
into all the States to recruit their thinned
ranks for fresh campaigns. Let the work of
filling them up bo set about with such earn
estness by the people that it shall all be done
by volunteering, and the draft be made a
dead letter.
; fianlsbury, of Delaware, who has been
silent since his drunken indebendes that gave
biia the only mark he has ever won In the
Senate, felt constrained yesterday to cross
swords with Conn ess, of California. He came
off second best, while his opponent mode a
strong and manly speech.
We look for quiescence and a dearth of
news In all oar theatres of war, for some
time to come. The winter has began its
rule too stringently to favor, operations of
any extended character. Wcipay undertake,
■sind arc exposed to cavalry raids, but no
general and permanent dose of movements
w ill be likely to occur before spring.
r The World's Chattanooga letter intimates
that our cavalry will soon moke a raid to
Montgomery, Ala.
The foreign news by the Sclota is of a va
ried and most interesting character.
Latest news from Charleston through rebel
channels report serious conflagrations, the
result of oux fire-shells; otherwise the siege
presents no new phase.
A disaster has befallen one of our blockad
ing fleet off North Carolina, one of our gun
boats having stranded, with a loss of the ves
sel and capture of most of her crew.
Congress is at work npon the Com~.* aion
law, with a view to making its provisions
more stringent, and to cause forfeiture of
rebel estates in fee simple, Instead of for the
life of their owner. It involves the whole
question of reconstruction of the Southern
tv-ten'., since the purchase of estates held
only for the life of the rebel owner can have
no security, and small inducement to invest
•capital In enterprises so based.. Bat let the
sale be Anal and the rash toward the Sooth
will be immense, and its results of a perma
nent character.
Our pretty Utile Wisconsin sister city of
•cream colored bricks occasionally foils into
a hysterical condition born of the jealousy
she entertains for Chicago, a thing she may
us well give up for it is not reciprocated.
Chicago has no jealousy of Milwaukee, but
saves sneb sentiments for cities of her own
size The particular grievance ofilflwaukee
as regards Chicago is something for which
the railroads arc responsible, and we have
called upon our engraver to do it justice, j
We have published it before, and shall do so {
again. Look at the map elsewhere, and dis- I
cover what ails Milwaukee. For some few |
years past she has been trying the water core j
<to Grand, Haven,) but finds it only temper-1
ary relief lor her chronic bile. It will wear |
away in time when Milwaukee better under- ,
stands her destiny and ours.
Gov. Morton’s Proclamation to the citizens
of Indiana is a most important one, and
touches in the very centre the great question
cf the hour. What is wanted now is to fill"
up our armies to the required point, without
which wo cannot meet the extensive demands
of the next campaign, increased by our.
lengthened lines of communication and at-'
tack. In the discussion and adjustment of
State quotas aud credits, the most stress has
come to belaid on the announcements that ffrfa
or that State have fiUed their quota, and hence
no more men arc due therefrom, while the
main point bos not been so satisfactorily cov
ered, os to where the men arc actually com
ing from that we must have. The re-enlist
ment of veterans is a noble and cheering fea
ture, but in no respect lessens the demand
upon our States. Indeed, it, by vetymeariy j
so much as the number re-enlisted, decreases I
the army itself to which the additions were I
to be made. Governor Morton asks loyal
Indiana to look this thing squarely in the !
face and prepare to send fresh recruits. He I
warns them that a hew call must be and will [
be made by the President, especially if there j
be a general fulfillment of . the tendency
among the people to fall back, content that ;
re-enlistments arc counted under the last j
•call, forgetting that this is virtually counting !
these veterans twice, and still leaves the ad
dition to the army to be made from else
where. There is no mistake about the mat
ter. Some time within the next two weeks
the President will, and must, issue a new
call, and there will be a new assignment of
quotas under which will come, without
farther postponement, the draft Let the
words of Gou Morton be of powerful and
instant effect in Indiana, and the some timely 1
precepts fall on other States. We must hare 1
men to fIU np our armies. The work drags. !
The results as it Is now progressing will 1
prove deceptive. Nothing but the most vig
orous prosecution qf volunteering for the
next lew weeks will be of any avail, and that
will-serve if duly attended to.
Yesterday was probably the busiest day
-Chicago ever saw in the Provision market
In bulk aud box meats alone, not less than
four millions of pounds changed hands, be*
sides several thousand packages of Mess
Pork. Prime Mess Pork, Lard, <fcc. For par
ticulars wc refer oar readers to the commer
cial columns on the second page.
A Letter from the State Allotment
{.Special Correspondence of the Chicago Tribune.]
Qbzkct, HL, Jan. 12,18Gt
On account of the delay attending remit
tances for allotments collected at Chattan
ooga, Tennessee, in November and Decem
ber last, I deem some explanation necessary,
to allay any uneasiness on the part of those
who have been notified that such allotments
had been made in their favor, and hive not
yet received their money, or If so not In the
shape expected.
The officer to 'whose care the larger part of
my remittances were entrusted was
eick on his way to Springfield, and front
some cause unknown to me, packages of
money, and drafts sent by express,* and by
moil, hare also been detained. One draft is •
fctill out, bni no delay will be caused further j
thou to procure a duplicate from Louisville, I
which has been, or will be received at Spring- j
field in a day or two. All the rest have beat j
received and distributed. Onr State Sanitary
•Commission have undertaken to make thu
distribution, and as a matter of economy to !
soldiers’ families forwarded drafts on New j
Tork instead of Treasury Notes, by express,
ns previously understood. These drafts were I
sent uy mall, free of expense, and the pljn j
was adopted on the supposition that Trea
sury Notes could readily be obtained if de
sired, or if necessary could be purchased for i
less per ceutagc than the express charge for 1
the shortest distance. The charge for ex- '
press would be at least twenty-five cents on
each paeliage however smalL and as much ;
more nl each change of direction, if bv other i
companies. Most allotments being for less '
than fifty dollars, it will be seen that where
purchase was necessary it coaid bo nude for
less than cost of expressing. j
This plan was adopted previous to my rc- -
turn from Chattanooga, and as it differs from ;
that proposed by me to soldiers In
.the field, 1 make this statement Accom
panying each draft is also a notice requesting ;
those who cannot otherwise procure Trea
«urv Notes to return the drafts to Colonel =
John Williams, Treasurer of State Sanitary
Commission, at Springfield, and he will
express the amount in Treasury Kotos. :
Where parties inquire at express offices and :
fslllo hear of their allotments. It will be |
found in the PosLOfflce, as directed on the •
rolls. j
Tin !
*uc delay In receiving**.
beyond my control. I regret it, and ask the
i.alience of nil concerned.
U. S. Allotment Commissioner fur 111.
The entire Northwest perfectly understands
the cause of the chronic bitterness which a
portion of the press and the people of Mil
waukee manifest towards everything which*
In their green-eyed jealousy can by any possi
bility be supposed to benefit Chicago. So
long as the press and the malignant portion
of Milwaukee spit their venom simply at Chi
cago, our goodly city smiles at their impo
tent wroth. But when the vast commerce
of.thc lakes and the direct or certainly the
Incidental interest of every city and every
form in the Northwest is involved in the con
sequences of their spleen, it becomes quite
another matter. By representing the enlarge
ment of the Illinois and Michigan Canal as a
mere Chicago scheme, planned for her Indi
vidual profit, Milwaukee is striving with all
her little, hut malignant might, to defeat this
great national enterprise. Congress it is be
lieved, when this measure comes up for final
action, will take views, broad as the vast ex
panse of the magnificent valley drained by the
Mississippi and its tributaries, and embracing
the , hundreds of millions of commerce that
annually floats upon our lakes—all of which
Is to he protected by this thoroughfare be
tween the waters of the Mississippi and the
St. Lawrence. What a bagatelle arc the in
terests of Chicago merely and how impotent
the spite and spleen of Milwaukee, when the
subject is viewed in all Its Dor reaching na
tional bearings.
The Milwaukee Sralmri, just now, has a
fierce attack of Chicago-phobla. To under
stand this, let all intelligent men Lost und
Presidential--Proposal to liaise 800.-
000 One Year Jlcn—Another Frau a,
In the Treasury—The S3OO Clause In
theCo ascription—Amendments to the
Act—lllinois Two per cent Fund—
Hr, Arnold's Speech—Our Illinois
nemhers—Brig. Gen. Meigs Resumes
Bis old Position.
[From Oar Own Correspondent.)
Washington, Jan. 10,1S&L
Leading New England politicians assert
that the unanimous nomination of Mr. Lin
coln by the New Hampshire Convention is
but the beginning of a similar action by every
State in that part of the country. It is said
that in Massachusetts there is bat one feel
ing, and one candidate, on the part of the Re
publicans, for the Presidency, and that the
choice of the people Is Hr. Lincoln. It is
also expected that Indiana will make a simi
lar demonstration on the 23d of February,
and It Is expected here that Illinois will
nominate on the same day. Of coarse there
is no question as to the choice of HUuois.
fading men from Ohio tell mo that the
Buck Eye State will be & unit also for Mr.
Lincoln. In fact, the Presidential candidacy
is considered settled. I have hut one opinion
upon it
| Gentlemen connected with Gen. Grant in
| military positions, and now on a visit to this
! city, state that he is not a candidate for the
Presidency, and that when the proper time
: comes, he will write a letter advising hie
friends.'and the loyal people of the country
: generally, to vote lor Mr. Lincoln. - The Gen
eral, it is stated, has no idea of impairing his
' present field of usefulness by engaging in
politics, for which be has no taste or Inclina
tion. : He desires to strike bue or more vig
orous and fatal blows at the rebellion, and
.for this reason desires to retain the respect
and confidence of the men under his com
Air. Wilson, of Massachusetts, Chairman
of the Senate Committee on Military Afiairs,
has stated in private that be intends to intro
duce a bill providing for raising 800,000 men
for one year by conscription. Mr. Wilson,* as
well as others, sees the necessity of making
a united and gigantic effort to ernsb out the
rebellion before another year is brought to a
close, as every day’s delay is an immense ex
pense to the country and lessens the proba
bility of ultimate success and lasting restora
tion. •
Another fraud has been discovered in the
Treasury Department This time the culprit
is S. M,Clarke, who is at the head of the
Bank Note Printing Bureau. He has been
relieved ofi his duties. It is not known
how large his defalcations (as these robberies
are mildly called) Is, but rumor puts it at a
large amount Probably The authorities
themselves do not know the extent of them.
It is stated that Clarke’s robberies were effec
ted by his printing an occasional “extra”
of greenbacks on his own hook and for bis
own special benefit It is supposed, and
with strong probabilities, that Clarke and Dr,
Gwlnnc were in league in these robberies, as
the former bad highly recommended the lat
ter to the Secretory, and always stood np for
jiiyii- leading Massachusetts men warned
the Treasury people of Gwlnnc, and I also
learn that Clarice had long been suspected of
malpractices. Indeed, a committee of inqui
ry bad most strongly censured him. F. W.
Byrd, Esq., one of the Governor’s council in
Massachusetts, wrote a* letter which was
placed in the hands of Hon. E. B. Washburne
of your State,warning the Governmett of this
Gwinne, and representing that he was a trai
tor to the- country. Mr. Washbnmc
took this letter in the Treasury Department,
where he had the satisfaction to be snubbed
for his pains, in thus honestly endeavoring
to protect the interests of the country.
There are rumors of other and more seri
ous defalcations, the most alarming of which
is that of one man to'the amount ol over half
a million of dollars, who is reported to hare
left the country. . •
These repeated robberies, coming to light,
with such alarming frequency within a short
time, have had a very depressing effect upon
patriotic people and those who . put their
faith in the purity of Bcpnbllcanism and its
adaptability to the. ends for which it was
created, ouch reported robberies would
seem to require some more perfect system
of checks and balances than are now in exist-'
cnee in this most importat Department of
It is due to Hr. Baker, the celebrated Gov
ernment detective, that through his instru
mentality most of thsse frauds and robberies
hare been discovered.
Some leading Senators inform; me, that
they think the S3OO douse In the conscription
will be retained, and that it will probably bo
Increased to SSOO, as a maximum, according
to the ability of thoeb liable to draft. I no
tice in your paper of Thursday an article an
ticipating tms, and - recommending a some
what similar plan. It is also in their new
plan provided that substitutes can only he
taken from persons not subject to draft
aliens, sons of widows, &c. Ills also to be
provided that payments of money in lieu of
substitutes should only relieve the person
paying from that, but not future drafts. The
trouble with regard io bounties is not so
whether it is a cheaper mode of re
cruitfpg. or whether money can be raised to
pay them. It is not so much matter how
much money Is paid to soldiers by those who
fi Sbt; nor may the amount of public
debt be eo materia But tbc truth is m can
itot fT i^, l i ° nr yX< Wc
ffoogf we mate It or buy
it. Therefore it la that the moat aeuEiblc of
our Legiuatore taror the adoption of a poli
cy which wilt compel individuals who do not
po to the war, to my for the bounties of those
who do, time relieving the Government of an
immense burden.
The demand for Mr. Arnold’* speech, de
livered In the House last Thursday, was so
great that 20,000 copies were subscribed for
West, look for one moment at our map, and
: they will see at a glance what has so sadly
demented our Milwaukee contemporary, and
those to whose malignity it so earnestly
eaters. See how the Chicago and North
western Hallway has taken the very life-blood
out of the trade of Milwaukee.' The richness
of that magnificent State, all through its
centre and west of that road, is swept directly
into the lap of Chicago. The Chicago Tri
bune, to-day, circulates twice as manypapera
in 'Wisconsin as the poor starveing Sentinel
The people of Wisconsin, understand per- 1
'fccily the meanness of the press, and a por
tion of the denizens 'of their chief city, and
they heartily despise the' course they have
thought best to pursue. Milwaukee’s malig
nant policy may have some influence with
narrow minds In defeating the measure
which next to, if not. even- greater than the
Pacific Railway, is more Important to the
Northwest; but she will thereby injure her
self .vastly more than she will harm Chicago.
She is now the largest city in Wisconsin; but
Janesville and Green Bay will both, in a very
few years, outstrip her in wealth and popqja
lion, as they do now in enterprise.
Chicago has no time or inclination to quar- ;
rcl with the press and people of Milwaukee.
It were vastly better for both cities each to
jnrsuo her own destiny and make all the im
provements she possibly can. So well as
sured are we of this, that the envy of Mil
waukee usually is not noticed; but when that
envy would seek to defeat a great national
enterprise, it is proper to show it up and,
squelch it, as our map most effectually does.
immediately. Mr. Arnold has the confidence
and respect of his side of the House to as
great an extent as any other member. He is
much thought of by the radical members gen
erally. Those from Missouri were very de
sirous that he should be a candidate for
Speaker, and os such tendered him their sup
Brig. Gen. Meigs yesterday morning re
turned from the West, and immediately, by
general order, resumed the duties of Quarter
master General. I learn that a beautiful sil
ver medal has been- manufactured-for the
General, by the National Union League of
Philadelphia, and that it will be presented to
him, with a suitable address, some time dur
ing the present week. The medal has an In
scription to the effect that it is presented as
a mark of esteem of the patriotism, efficiency
and ability the General has displayed in the
cause of the Union.
These frauds ore still under investigation,
and I learn that parties much higher in the
service than the late Quartermaster and his
ccnlcdcrates ore implicated. The frauds will
reach an enormous sum. The Quartermaster
lately oppointed, I learn, will. be removed,
not giving entire satisfaction. The position
wrs tendered to Capt Rutherford, late of Al
ton and Springfield In your State, but de
I send you a communication to the -Presi
dent by Hon. LN. Morris, of your State, on
the subject of the two per cent, fund now
due to Illinois. Mr. Morris bos presented
this claim with great pertinacity ana skill.
NO FA - !
Your special reporter here telegraphed you
that a number of paymaster’s were needed
and would soon be appointed. This is not
the ease. It has caused members of Congress
a good deal of trouble in running to the De
partment and answering the bushels of let
ters forwarded by appUconfs for this posi
tion. Secretary Stanton says, that not only
arc there no vacancies, but there arc several
paymasters not assigned to duty. Also that
in future vacancies will be filled from Pay- ;
master’s clerks and other officers who have
had experience In the Paymaster’s Depart
ment . Zeta.
Fatal Boiler Explosion.*
Nelson Burr, Esq., of Batavia, Illinois, of
the firm of Burr& Co., while absent to this
city, learned of the bursting of the boiler of
tbelr steam mill at Bourbon, Indiana, on
Thursday. The accident occurred, it is sup
posed, by allowing the water to get too low,
and the steam so heated as to become explo
sive. The explosion tore, out both ends of
the mill, hurling a Mr. Williams, the engin
ccr, clear through the mill, several rods into
the yard among the timber, killing him in
stantly. The unfortunate man leaves a fina
lly to mourn this sad event.
X&T The loyal citizens of Green Garden,
"Will county, observed the anniversary of
New Orleans by remembering tbo soldiers In
a celebration and supper that netted S6O to
the Sanitary Commission. A very good gar
den Indeed to yield each fruits of loyalty.
Foeteess Mokboe, Jan. 14.—The Navy
dispatch steamer Ncwbem has arrived from
off Wilmington, North Carolina. She left
the fleet on Monday last, at which time the
gunboat Iron Age was grounded, and under
the Are of the rebel land batteries on the
Eastern Shore at the entrance of TYilmlngton
Harbor. The Minnesota Lad gone to her
B. B. Accident.
Pittsbubg, Jan 14.—At one o’clock this
morning, as the express train from Cleveland
was passing Four Milo* Rim, near Pittsburg,
two passenger cars were precipitated down
the embankment, forty feet, and destroyed
by fire from the stoves. •
Several paseengers were injured, no one
seriously. Among them was Mrs. Sprague,
lately Miss Kate Chase, who was bruised se
verely. The accident was caused by the
breaking of a rail.
A Hebei-Captured Schooner*
New YORK, Jan. 14.—' The' HrraWs Balize
(Bondnms) corespondent coflrms tlie arrival:
there of the schooner Joseph L. Gercty, here
tofore reported captured by the rebel pass
engers on.lhe trip from Matamoras for Ha-'
vana, The Government had offered SSOO
reward for the capture of the leaders in this
piracy, Captain J. F. Brown and Thomas
Hogg, both said to be rebel naval officers.
The vessel was under seizure,, and anchored
under the guns of the fort. Brown and Hogg,
after selling part of the cargo and obtaining
i 7 COD there from some merchants of Balize,
left for parts unknown. The purchasers of
the cotton stand ready to indemnify its own
A slight shock of an earthquake was felt at
Balize, Jiecember 26 th.
Fire at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Jan. 14.— The large flour
end drug mills of N. Spencer Thomas at the
corner of New Market street and the Ger
mantown Road was totally destroyed by fire
this morning. Several adjoining properties
were destroved. Loss $50,000. .insurance
less than SSOOO. •
ConUngradon in IVew York.
New Yoke.- Jan. 14.—A fire in Washington
street, last night, destroyed the wholesale
liquor store ofMcssrs. Mcßride, No. 170, and
damaged thestorea of Geo. Elder & Co,, and
Willard & Tremaine. Loss. $50,000, mainly
on the part of Messrs. Mcßride.
Wonts Xjookingr Into.
New Toukj Jan. IL*-Thc Commercial JJ.
vrtiiur Intimates that a powerful steamer is
building at this port, ostensibly for a tug,
but If allowed to get away will be found en
gaged In vety different business. ' . • '
From Fortress Bfonroe«
FonTßCs's Hokbob. Jan. 18.—Gen. Butler
has stripped the eagles off Colonel John A.
Nelson of tlic 10th colored infantry, for in
juring recruiting among negroes, by permit.
t ; ng the impressment of negro soldiers into
Lis command.
Congressional and 'Military-
Encouraging Military Aspects—
The Re-Enlistment of ,
An Important Order from
Gen. Hnrlbnt, Calling
in all Details. '
The Johnson’s Island Scare
Again—Arrival of Troops
at Sandusky.
Disaster to a - Gunboat on
tie Coast of Korth
. Carolina;
[SpccblDlspatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Wabuixgtox, Jan. 14,1861.
The question ofgconfiscation was brought
up in the House to-day, a debate which end
ed in Winter Davis making the finest speech
of the session thus far. He took the ground
that confiscation should not bo • merely
for life esate, but -in fee simple,
and made dose, legal and constitu?
tional argument which lawyers in the House
unite in pronouncing the conclusion of the
whole subject The present temper of the
House clearly Is, to repeal the explanatory
danse of last session, and thus make confis
cation absolute.
In spite of the Presidents objection, the
Senate as is well known, fhvore the same
course, jpd It is even intimated that the
President has about determined to abandon
his former position. If he docs not, there is
a chance for on issue between him and Con
gress*. 'y ' • ■
The Senate to-day passed authoriz
ing the appointment of a Second Assistant
Secretary ofWarfdronc year, V ”
It is understood that Charlcs'A. Dana will
probably have the place thus created. He
has been nominally Assistant Secretary of
War for some time already. "
Mr. Conncss made a pungent speech in the
Senate to-day on the Conscription MW. -*sd.
drew down the heartiest applause the galler
ies have given this session to any one.
Mr. Sanlsbuiy interrupted him and came
off decidedly second in the encounter. Mr.
Conncss’ concluding sentence was that ho
“Knew no safer and surer way of getting to
heaven, than to bit a rebel wherever and
whenever you could get a chance.”
It is understood that Morrill of Vermont
will make a speech in a day or two on-the
resolution to cxpell Garrett Davis, and one
or two other Senators arc likely to follow up'
the attack.
The Chronicle , the Administration organ,
comes out this leaded
leader, understood taroSgnral Fomcy, ad
vocating the Lin
coln. The following airS?ils most significant
sentences; “ The Republicans believe in him
for he was their party choice. The loyal
Democrats believe in him for be basbecn kind
and considerate to them, and has always in
tbe most magnificent • manner recognized
their devotion to the country. His action in
Missouri, where he refused to become a par
tizan of the extreme radicals, and his action
In Maryland, where ho refused to become a
partisan of the slave aristocracy, have united
around him men of extreme differences of
opinion, and they will support him as the
leader of the Union party in fhe Presidential
Tbe following is the composition of’the
Senate special committee on cmancipafion
Just appointed: Messrs Sumner, Howard,
Carlisle, Pomeroy, Buckalew, Brown and
Garfield got In a resolution ordering ten
thousand copies. of Rosecrans’ report print
ed, and same number os heretofore ordered
of McClellan’s and Grant’s.
Corps commanders in the army of the Po
tomac deny the statements telegraphed from
Chattanooga that Longstrcet was being rein
forced from Lee’s army. On the contrary
they say that Lee’s army is being augmented
in numbers by conscripts.
Private news from rebel sources say that on
the 26th of December two blocks of build
ings in the heart of Charleston were oonsum
ed by fire, kindled' by Gilmore’s shells, os
well as three warehouses -filled with rebel'
army supplies. •
Frank Blair has. at last begun regular at
tendance in his scat at the House.
The Senate spent the day on tho conscrip
tion bill No definite action had been reach
ed, but four several test votes showed a ma
jority ofabout sixteen in favor of the SBOO
commutation. The vote in favor of the gen
eral principle of commutation, was 28 to 12.
Propositions to fix the commutation at SSOO
and S4OO, were voted dciwn, and one to keep
it at SBOO was adopted by about an equally
decisive vote.
This settles tbe retention of tbe S3OO clause
since tbe House Military Commute is unani
mously for it, and a large majority in the
House the same way.
Gen. Hciulzlcman will promptly enter up
on the duties of his new command at Colum
. The War Department to-day reported its
contingent expenses tor lost year at one bun
dred and seventy-six thousand dollars.
The announcement made in these dispatch
es some days ago that the contest for the
Indiana District Judgeship, to succeed Caleb
B. Smith, was practically settled in £aver of
Albert 8. White, received its confirmation
to-day by the President sending in White’s
nomination to the Senate. He has just fin
ished his labors os one of the Board of Com
missioners to adjust the losses , from the
Indian war. .
A bill passed the Senate to-day authorizing
the Chicago Board of Fablic Works to con
struct the proposednew water works accord
ing to the charter of the Legislature.
The Senate resolution to revive the Com
mittee on the Conduct of the war,- and to add
the expenditures of the war also to its sub
jeets of Investigation, came np in the House
to-day. An effort was mode to push it di
rectly through, but the majority insisted on
sending it to the Military Committee.
Richmond papers of the 2d state that an
order has been issued from the War Depart
ment prohibiting tbe departure of any male
citizen from the Confederacy during the war,
unless he shall first file In the Department a
certificate from the proper military authori
ties that he Is unfit for military service.
A certificate of deposit from , the United
States Depository at Cincinnati, dated Dec,
12th, 1863, was to-day received at the General
Land Office, on account of sales of public
lands, of $22,000, at Chillicotho, Ohio..
The United States Agricultural Society
held Us annual meeting to-day at the Smith
boiiian Institute. The system adopted by the
Department of Agriculture for cdllecting
statistics was approved, and the business
pertaining to the organization for the en
suing year occupied tbe balance of time.
Hon. B. B. French, was elected President,
and Major Ben Perlcy Poore was elected
■ Secretary. It la understood that the society
. 'Will probably hold an exhibition in tils city
for products of mechanical Industry, in June
next, 'which will be arranged so as not to in*
terfeje with the State fairs.
The delays In the distribution of prize
money were attributed by letter of the Secre
trary of Navy to the Hons: to-day to inter
ference of foreign officials, appeals from de
cisions and 4110 difficulty in adjusting claims.
In a few cases delays have resulted from neg
lect of officials.' • .
A bill was introduced in the Senate yester
day, incorporating a new street railway com
pany in tbls city,
NV'asiiixgtok, Jan. 14.—The President has
approved and sighed the act extending the
bounties to the Istof March.
Assistant Adjutant General Townsend has
made a report containing a list of all known
. desertions of non-commissioned officers and
privates from the regular army to the rebels..
The number is only twenty-eight, of whom
twenty are from the Bth infantry. He has'
' also compiled a list of the officers of the reg-.
ular army who have left the service
by resignation- or desertion.; end
engaged ‘ in!' the' rebellion. The
total Is 277,. of whom 183 have, entered
the. rebel
done so. One was dismissed .for surrender
ing his command in the face of the enemy,
and one made an attempt tor desert to the
rebels. Twrf hundred and forty-two have
resigned, 2C wore dismissed, and 0 dropped.
Among the'contingent expenses of the
War Department fof»lßG3, os exhibited by
.tbe report, Is an item of SI,OOO paid the*
widow of the’ pilot' oi the steamer
Escort, as a reward for the relief of the be
leaguered garrison at Washington, N. C.
Thehntirc sum of contingent, expenses Is
$177,000. • •
Ex-Congressman Albert S. White, of Indi
ana, was > nominated by the President
to the Senate, as Judge of theDlstrict Court
for that State, to supply the. vacancy caused
by the death m Judge Smith. .
New York, Jan. 14.—The Washington spe-.
dal to the N. Y. Tiwn says:
The Military Committee of both Houses
mot to-day to confer upon the Conscription
MIL The House Committee unanimously
recommended the adherence to the commu
tation clause, so did Senator Wilson. The
other Senators .opposed it
The name of Albert S. White, of Indiana,
will probablv be sent to the Senate to-mor
row for the tJ. S. Judgeship made vacant by
the death of Hon. Caleb 8.-Smith.
Generals Hunter, Wadsworth and Cod-,
wallader are .on a court of inquiry on
charges against Generals Crittenden . and
McCook.' . • *
The Kcsralffe Washington special says:
The discussion on'the resolution for the
expulsion .of Senator Davis, ot Kentucky, will
bo continued to-day by Messrs.’ Doolittle,
Howe, Sumner and others. The impression
prevails that Javis will not be expelled, but
that (he present opportunity wul he made
use of In expressing the disapprobation of
the Senate of his course. '
The sales of property for taxes in the insur
rectionary districts of Virginia will be con
tinued on the 20th inst
A Washington letter to the New York TrU
hm t « says :• The rebel Government has declin
ed to assent to a scheme to make the weal
thy turn their silver plate and jewels Into the
•[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
CAmo, Jan. 14, 1803.
. The steamer Belle Memphis arrived this
forenoon with Memphis papers to the 12th.
The Belle brought an immense load of pas
sengers, and mode the trip ‘in good time,
considering the execrable state of the river.
She was not particularly damaged by ice,
which to-day runs much thinner and In le;8
Quantity in the Ohio River than for a week
past. ■ ’ -'i '
* General Hnrlburt has issued the following
order: *-’ •
[Gesebal Orders "No. 9.]
HsAnquAßTEss 16th Abut Cobps, I
Mawnnr, Term., Jan. 11, 18‘lt. f
It is reported that obedience is neglected in this
corps to General' Orders No. 59, part 1, dated
*UeadqnartersDepßrtment of Tennessee, byMaj.
Gen. Grant, -Vicksburg, Miss., Bept. JSih, itiiXi,
and republished in General Orders No. 172, aeries
16C3, from these headquarters. All . de
tails jpf • men belonging to'
authority of ilaj. Gen. GrantT* or Maj."(sen.'
~T. Sherman, are hereby canceled and revoked and
men will furthermore he ordered by District and
Division Commanders to rejoin their regiments.
All army officers whatever, detected in having any
such men under any pßtfcnce will be Immediately
arrested by his commending officer or chief, and
charges preferred for Insubordination of general
Commanding officers are charged to replace all
able-bodied men on detached service, with men
unfit for service in the field, and relievo all ifion
sow on detached surrico where there does not ex
ist an absolute necessity lor such dehfbhed duty.
By order Maj. Gen. J/A. Hurlbut.
T. H. Harris, A. A. Q.
Major Gen. W. T. Sherman arrived on Sun
day by gunboat, and Is stopping at Memphis
at the Gayoso House, He was accompanied
by Uent Col J, D. Bingham, Major Jas.C.
McCoy, and Capt Dayton, members bf bis
Brig. Gen. W. S. Smith, chief of cavalry
under Gen. Grant, is also stopping at the
same hotel, accompanied by Col. Stagg, Capt.
Hudson, Father Stephens.
Brig. Gen. Tuttle, accompanied by Oapts.
Kilburn,-Blake, and J. M. Dayton, arrived on
Sunday morning.
The gunboat Juliet caught fire In the pilot
house at 3 o’clock this morning, and before
the flames could be subdifed, a large portion
of tbe superstructure was consumed,- and by
the greatest exertion on the part of the offi
cers and sailors on the boat, seconded by the
firemen, they speedily extinguished the fire
before it bad. got entirely beyond control.
Had tbe element made much more headway,
doubtless half the boots, at the levee would
have been lost, for the Juliet laid at the
upper part of the landing, anil would have
floated down upon the shipping, sotting Jt on
fire before steam could have been raised in
tbclr boilers sufficiently to allow their
The following is a list of deaths in the
Memphis military hospital for the week end
ing 10th Inst*:
J. M, Proctor, Co. O, 10th 111.; W. Mopllncs,
37th Ohio: J. A. Cross, Ist Hiss, cavalry; A Dlx,
G. 42d Ohio; E. LnLman, let lows battery; James
AlcEinae,E. IstDl.cavalry; M. Frank, £, 113 th
111; Daniel Williams, H, Ist Ala. cavalry: W. D.
Wlleon, llciblll. cavalry: Eduard Gridin, U. S.
employee; J. C, Vanleny, 1.13 th HI; W. Jo, Man
gnun, prisoner of war ;X.W. Briggs, A, CdTenn.
T. H. Ycatman, for a long time acting as
special agent of the Treasury Department for
the District of Memphis, has been relieved at
bis own request, and appointed to a similar
position at Lexington, Ky., where he will bo
nearer his family. His place at Memphis is
filled by J. M. Tomcny, a well known resi
dent, and a staunch Union supporter. The
selection of Mr..Ycdtman’s successor Is one
promising the best results, and will give en
tire satisfaction. . ,
Cxmo, Jan. 14.—Gen. Hnrlbnt has promul
gated General Order No. 9, wherein all de
tails of enlisted men belonging to regiments 1
and other corns not made by authority of
Major General IJ. S. Grant, or Major General
TV. T. Sherman, are cancelled and revoked.
Men will forthwith he' ordered by district
and division commanders to rejoin their,
regiments. Any officer whatever detected
inholding any such men, under anypretence,
.will be immediately arrested by his com
manding officer or chief, and charges pre
ferred for violation of general orders. Com
manding officers are charged to replace all
able-bodied men on detached service, with
men unfit for service in the field, and relieve ’
all men now on detached service, where there
docs not exist on absolute necessity for such
, detached duty.
Ten Paymasters arc here en route South,
with ftmds sufficient to pay the troops of the
Deportment of the Tennessee.
Jas. A. Tomcny. has received the appoint
ment of Special Agent; of the Treasury De
partment lor the District of Memphis, vice
Col. Thomas H. Yeatman, relieved at his own
. The 14th regiment "Wisconsin volunteers
have all re-enlisted in the veteran service.
They were at Memphis on the Uth home
ward bound. ,•
Gen. McPherson recently ordered five rebel
ladies outside cur lines, which caused con
siderable fluttering among the rebs in Ticks
burg. ,
Two hundred and twenty-six recruits from
Davenport, lowa, arrived this rooming, and
will leave for dovn river on the steamer Illi
nois. ' 1
Seventeen gaeiUlas. two of them officers,
captured in the vicinity of Paducah, were
brought here las: night, and sent to Colunv
bus, Ky., to-day.
Paining here t»-day.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
i Milwaukee, Jan. 14, 180 L
The Tctcrbnj Cth Wisconsin of the Iron
brigade, army of the Potomac, arrived' home
last night, ondwerc received at the Chamber
of Commerce it noom-.-The welcome was a
spontaneous md hearty one. The old flag
that passed, through pur streets two years
ago without abiemlsh, T?as proudly waved
and greeted \4th deafening cheers* all tom
and blackcncqos it was .by the many battles
that have regal around it
A eeccsh fle inscribed “Manassas,” was
also carried bTlts side as a trophy. J:
The regimeat now numbers 200, ns General
Cutler says, ‘‘every one a hero.” They have
all re-enlifitcfl and are now on furlough.
After the wefcome at the rooms of the Cham
ber of Commerce theywere invited to asump
tucos dinner at the Newh :11 House. A simi
lar greeting awaits all our noble regiments
.when their time expires.. . .
The Chamber of Commerce have passed
resolutions in favor of a more equal Reci
procity treaty,, than the one now existing
between Great Britain and the United States,
and instructs its members of Congress and
Senators to exert their influence for any
measure of Congress to terminate the treaty
as it now exists, and for the purpose of ob
talning such, Just, equal, and reciprocal •
treaty as should exist between the two conn
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.l
Indianavous, Jan. 14, 186-L
. The following proclamation was issued by
Gov. Morton to-day:
, • Executive DapABTaiTOT, I
IxniAXAFOus, lad., Jan. 14, 18M. I
To tbe People Of Tnrttnnft J
The quota of Indiana, under the laat'call of the
President for three hundred thousand men, was
about nineteen thousand. This number was re
duccd by credits to 10,141 on the 20th of October
when the President's rAij appeared.
The returns are not In, so that the exact number
cannothbgiven: but It is safely estimated that
between and 14,000 men have been recruited
in* the State for the old and new. regiments since
the last mentioned date. This leaves a balance
against the State of between 2,000 and 3,000 men,
which Is undoubtedly ■ coveted by the re-enllst
ments of veteran Indiana troops In the field. 1
By express orders of tbe War Department, the
re-enlisted veterans are to be credited upon tbe
quotas of the several States to which they belong.
The re-enlistment of the veterans in the field has
even exceeded tbe most sanguine anticipations of
the Government, and thousands have volunteered
for a second term when perhaps bat hundreds were
ibis result is of the most gratifying and auspi
cious character; but it requires no argument to
prove that If the re-enlisted veterans are largely
counted upon the quotas of the several States, tb*t
the Government will come far short of getting the
three hundred thousand additional men called for
by the President, and necessary for military opera
tions during the next spring summer.
In this .way another call by the President may
become necessary, and in order to avoid the re
newed liability of the State, and to reader to the
Government that full and complete support which
Is dne from the State, I earnestly exhort the peo
ple of the various counties and townships yet in
arrears to make all necessary exertion to furnish
the number of volunteers required of them under
tho apportionment of tbe quota heretofore pub
lished. To do this will be the only secu
rity -against a. future draft. I trust that
the various recruiting officers, county and town
ship authorities and military committees will not
relax In these exertions until tho quota of the
State fabs been completely filled by enlistment* of
men within the State, It Is much easier to di> this
new than at any future time, and the efficient sup
port rendered to tho Government and example.set
before the nation will be of the most salutary char
acter. [Signed] O. P. Slobtox,
Governor of Indiana.
Twenty-one thousand dollars .have been
paid In bounties to recruits by this city up to
the present time. The ward bounties amount
to as much more.. .*
Cols. Burgess Blake and Dunn, were in
town to-day. Gen. Kimball has been order
ed to report to Little Rock, Arkansas.
One hundred and fourteen recruits for the
Machinist’s and Mechanic’s regiment arrived
this morning. They were fed at the Soldiers’
Home and left to-night for the front. They
ore a fine looking set of men.
Twenty-five enlisted veterans from the 13th
Indiana, arrived from Charleston, S. C., to
day. .
Three thousand cighthundred dollars in sil
ver and S6OO in gold was found buried in a
smoke bouse near town yesterday.
One thousand two hundred and thlrty-sev
eu dollars have been received from Elk
hart and St. Joseph commtiss by the Presi
dent of the Sanitary Commission here for the
benefit of sick, soldiers.
Cavalry companies arc being consolidated
Dy Olttcx- -of *!»♦ - ant ~ -in "ViWlor Jf)
make fall regiments. «
The work of recruiting goes briskly on.
Headquarters are besieged dolly and nightly
by new men being mustered into the service.
Brigadier General Carrington is indefatiga
ble in the work of mustering and organizing
new regiments. His services ore invaluable
and could not be dispensed with.
It is quite spring-Uko to-day, and Washing
ton street looks os gay as a butterfly, with
the many gay colors, military and civic,
thronging the promenade.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
St. Paul, Jan. 14.
Gov. §wifl appointed the field officers yes-
terday for tbe* 2nd Cavalry regiment which
has recently been recruited and is now at
Fort Snelllng. They are as follows: CoL
Robert N, McLaren, Major of the 6tb regi
ment Minnesota Volunteers. Licut.Col.Wm.
Fheudcr, of Brown county, who held the
same.rank In the Mounted Hangers. First
Major, Capt. E. A. Rice, sth regiment Minne
sota Volunteers. Second Major, Capt. John
M. Thompson, 4th regiment Minnesota Vol
unteers. Third Major, Lieut. Robert H.Rose,
of one of the Minnesota companies of the sth
lowa cavalry.
The Legislature met in joint convention at
noon to-day for the inauguration of State of
ficers. Governor Miller delivered a brief In
augural address. He recommends the estab
lishment of an independent bureau of Public
Instruction, tbe duties of which officiate
now performed by the Secretary of
The policy of granting swamp lands to the
railroads in process of construction is
commended, and efforts should bo made to
secure tbe construction of a northern linoof
railroad through Minnesota to the Pacific.
He recommends the appointment of agents
to secure emigration. The improved aspect
of our Indian affairs is. a cause for congratu
lation. He says, no hostile savage now
finds a resting place within hundreds of miles
of our settlements, and, with the exception
of the more atrocious criminal, who have
sought and found a refuge. upon British
soil, the survivors are suing for that
mercy, which they denied to their hapless
victims.” The late treaty made by Ex-Gov.
Ramsey, is considered of great importance.
In conclusion, be says, “I deem it proper,
emphatically to assure you that yon will
have my earnest co-operation in all measures
having for their object a judicious economy
in the expenditure of public money, the de
crease of taxation for local pnrpoSes, the de
velopment of the resources of our infant
State, and particularly the discharge of our
whole duly os one of the loyal States, in this
time of our nation’s peril”
Upon the conclusion of the inaugural the
Senate returned to its session, Gov.‘.Swift
taking his §cat in that body.' Gov. Swift re
tires from the position with the confidence of
the entire him unshaken. * Ail par
ties agree in commending his State adminis
tration. Lieut. Gov.. Sherwood, on assuming
his position os presiding officer of the Sen
ate, made a short address, and after appoint
ing standing committees, tbe Senate ad
Mr. Rice, President of the St. Paul and Pa
cific Railroad, being absent, the legislative
excursion to Anoka, designed for to-day, has
been postponed.
Owing to the new officers not being inau
gurated but little business was transacted in
the Legislature.
Notice was given in the House of a bill to'
provide for a State bounty to volunteers.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.}
* Spbzxotzzls, Jan. 14,1804.
A large number of new recruits, are con--
stoutly arriving." Four hundred and seven
teen recruits arrived yesterday and 105 last
night The 7th regiment arrived at Louis
ville to-day and will probably arrive at home
to-morrow. Camp Butler has been desig
nated as the place of rendezvous for the 7th
regiment and 11th cavalry. The 30th regi
ment, CoL Miller, has all re-enlisted for the
war, and will be at Chattanooga to-morrow
m route for home. —
CoL John L-Wilcox, of the 52d regiment,
arrived here to-day. His regiment has re
enlisted and will rendezvous at Geneva, or
St Charles, Kane county, fW reorganization.
■ The 4Cth regiment- will ’rendezvous" at
Freeport, Stevenson county, : and- the‘6lth
■regiment probably at Joliet ” -- - - - •• •
The motion for ah altetnativc' mandamus
In the case of the People ez-rclationc to
Barnes vs. Starne, Treasurer, ‘oh warrant for
steamboat transportation of sick and wound
ed soldiers, was renewed to-day in; the Su
preme Court The Court awarded an alter
uaiive.writ against Mr. Starne, returnable
on the 19th Inst
Hon. Jesse K. Dubois and family arrived
at their bomt. to-day from Washington. •
CoL H. M. Day, 19th Illinois volunteers, is
in the city, en route for his command on the
Rio Grando, Texas. He has been In com
mand of a brigade which was among the
first of our army to occupy the western bor
der of Texas.
An official telegram to CoL Oakes says that
all recruits enlisted between the sth.and 12th
of January will'be entitled to the advanced
bounties of $402 and &03. Those enlisting,:
also, between the 12th of January and Ist of
March will be allowed the same bounties..
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.)
SUdison, January 14, ISM. 1
■The Assembly organized this morning, at
10 o’clock. W. W» Field, of Grant county,
was elected Speaker, by sixty-six votes, A. S.
Sanborn, of Dane, getting twenty-three votes
from the Democratic side of the House.
. Mr. Field on taking the chair made a few
appropriate remarks, tendering thanks- for
the honor conferred and expressed' the hope
of a short and harmonious session. ' '
John S. Dean of Lafayette, was elected
Chief Clerk, and A. M. -Thomson, Sergeant
A recess was taken until o’clock, the
Senate and State officers being invited to
meet in joint committee at 2 o’clock, to
listen to the Governor’s annual Message.
It was delivered by Qov. Lewis, In person*
and was warmly applauded.
In the Senate nothing was done except to
order some postage stamps, and invite rcsi
deqt clergy to open the sessions with prayer.
Toeteess ■ Monboe, Jan. IC.—The Peters
burg Dnily Jkyister, of January 9th,contains
the following: ■
Charleston, Jan. B.—There bos been no
firing to-day. The Yankees are’ busy reppir
ing the damages to their batteries caused by
the storm. .
A telegram from Gen. Lee announces the
capture in Hardy County of 123 cattle, 125
mules and SCO Yankees.
Gen. Morgan and stalThad a.public recep
tion in Richmond on the Bth inst
Senator Oldham, of Texas, introduced abUl
in the rebel . .Congress, proposing a lax of 30
percent on all outstanding Treasury notes
on the Ist of January next, known as general
currency. : r -
The House was occupied the greater port
of yesterday in discussing the bill for the re
peal of the Exemption law.
-- The Richmond Enquirer of the 13th has the
following: ‘ ‘
Wtianxoxox, Jan. 11,1361.
To Gen.'Cooper:
The etcamer.Hcro ran ashore, near George
town, alter landing the navy officers. One
Yankee steamer was blown up. The report
•was heard in town. Twenty-four prisoners
were captured. . Ho particulars have been re
Sandusky, 0., Jan. IL—Gen. Terry and
staff have arrived here with the , Ist brigade
3d Division, 6th Army Corps. A portion of
the troops have crossed the bay on the ice to
Johnson’s Island. .
: Some of the rebel prisoners have lately
manifested considerable boldness, naming the
day they intend to reach Canada.
There are vogue rumors regarding the fu
ture movements of the troops, but nothing
definite la known.
Halifax, Jan. 14.—The Sciota, with Liver
pool dates to the 3d, is announced.
The London Times says the Schleswig-Hol
stein question has reached a crisis,-In which
the only hope of peace lies in the moderation
of the great German Powers, and their check
ing the Holstein agitatofs. •
. The Daily Xews shows Germany that If she.
Inaugurates war, she'docs so at greater risk
than any other country In Europe.
says Denmark can retreat no further, and if,
German troops attempt to cross the Eider, it :
will he an act of- war, and the Danish 'Gov
ernment mast resist. *
The JW says the British Cabinet has warn
ed the Diet against a departure from the
treaty of 1852, . .
The Dag Biadd denounces the attitude bf
England and Russia, and says Denmark has
no choice hat war.
Report says England urges Denmark to
sacrifice Schleswig and receive compensation
in Holstein.
The Paris Rxys denies that MoximiUian hes
itates about accepting the Mexican crown.
The Paris correspondent of the Loudon
Herald soys the Arch Duke persists in de
claring that French troops win be replaced
by a foreign legion and a republican form of
government be retained.
Tbe Russians have imposed'bn the King
dom of Poland a fresh contribution of 0,000,-
COO roubles, of which amount 2,500,000 will
bo imposed on Warsaw.
The Emperor Napoleon received the diplo
matic corps on tbe Ist of January. The Pa
pal Nuncio presented their good wishes. The
Emperor tbanked the corps for their good
wishes, and said they were a happy omen of
the new year. He concluded by saying “The
difficulties brought about by certain events
in different parts of Europe will, ! am cer
tain, be removed by the conciliatory spirit
by which the Sovereigns ore animated, and
we shall be able to maintain peace.”
The Paris Temps says the Emperor address
ed himself to Mr. Dayton, expressing tbe
hope that the year 1864 would be one of peace
and reconciliation in America. -
La France publishes the recent correspon
dence betweetf Jeff. Davis and the. Pope. Tbe
latter addresses Davis -as “Illustrious Presi
dent,” and expresses much friendliness.
The Times protests against Federal enlist
ments In England, as in the case of the Kcar
gage at Cork. «
The English revenue returns of.the year
shew a decrease of over half a million ster
ling. • .
The Paris Ftiye gives the rumor that Lord
Cowley, the 'English Ambassador to France,
will be superseded.
The French semi-official papers are deci
dedly anti-English in tone.
The Mexican correspondent of the Times
shows that the French army were under the
ban of the Archbishop and clergy.
The Schleswig Holstein question was un
changed. It was reported that England had
taken a decided stand against the Federal oc
cupation of Schleswig, and if it was carried
out would assist Denmark. The Danes evac
uated Rendesburg on the 31st, and 500 Saxon
troops- immediately entered, and were en
thusiastically received:
The King of Italy in his New Tear’s Ad
dress said 1864 might bring about events giv
ingthe desired opportunity to Italy.
The polish insurgents were active.
Cheat Britain.—The funeral of the great
author, Thackeray, took place at Kensol
Green cemetery on Dec. Sbth. It was at
tended by all thelcadlug authors and artists,
and the scene was very affecting.
France.-—' The GazettedcFrance asserts that
Gen. Forey will shortly proceed on a mission
to the Archduke MaximlUian in relation to
i Japan—Advices from Japan say tbe parties
of tbe Tycoon and Prince Satauma have
agreed upon the expulsion of tho foreigners
from that country. The yielding of the Ty
coon woe attributed to the pressure of Prince
Satusma. • •. '
Washikotoi;, Jan. 14,1861
Mr. McDOUGALL offered the joint rcaolu-
tions of the California Legislature in relation
to the tax on native wines. Referred to the
Committee on Finance.
The Senate -then took up the Enlistment
bill. .
Mr. WILKINSON of Minn, introduced a
bill to extend the Northern Indian Superin
tendency,‘BO as to include the Territory ot
Dacotab. Referred to theCommltteeon Ter
Mr. WILSON of Mass, withdrew his amend
ment and proviso to the original amendment
of the Military Committee, striking out the
&C 0 clause. It was rejected by 28 against 11.
Mr. SHERMAN’S amendment came up.
which strikes out section four of the original
bill, and provides that persons famishing
substitutes or money shall be liable to draft
on future calls, and raises the commutation to
Mr. HOWARD’S?motion, retaining the S3OO
clause of the old bill, was adopted by 23 to
14, in lieu of Sherman’s amendment
Yariousamendments and modifications were
made to the amendment of Mr. Wilson, ex
empting clergymen and persons who were
conscientiously opposed to hearing arms,’
and allowing them when dratted to serve in
hospitals or have commutation. A Ion" de
bate ensued on this clause. *
Mr. CONNESS, of California, was opposed
to the amendment though he bad many con
stituents of this class. The exemptions un
der this danse would be more numerous,
than Senators took occasion to. think.
The--Unitarian might claim' exemp-;
tion because the. immortal Channing
had written the profoundeat essay ever
written illustrating the* horrors of war. Hfe
regard for the Quakers was equal •to that of
any other Senator, but in this war he would
take issue .with Senators on the qaestloh of
exempting them, If they refuse to pay com
mutation money. It Is a Quaker war. They
-have claimed that slavery was the curse of
the-earth, a barbarous institution in the
.world, and this aggression against the ios I
tution has been the object of their fostering
care and dlrcctlon*for twenty years.
Mr. SAULSBURT, pf Del, asked If he on-
deretood the Senator to say that this wa*a
war for the abolition of slaver)- '!
MR.CONNESS knew the Senator from Del
aware would be brought Into tills debate. He
would find out what his opinions were at
another and more appropriate time on the
subject—but as the Senator was pro-slavery,
he desired him to understand .that" he.(Con
• ness)was anti-slavery. He asserted that this
Was a quakers ! war,.a war of moral forces
against the institution of slavery. ‘He was
opposed to this -exemption, for conscience
soke. He believed the safest and tnlest way
to heaven waft to strike a'rebel whenever you
can reach him. (Applause.) '
The : amendment. exempting ’ 'clergymen
as non-combatants -waspassdd. -
The Senate considered and- passed several
minor amendments-to the bUL Adjoariud.
. WAauKaxos, Jan. 14,15 W.
. The House resumed the consideration of
the joint resolution reporled*from the Judi
ciary Committee, to make the Confiscation
Act. conform to the Constitution, so that the
forfeiture of estates shall continue only dar
ing the lifetime of the offenders.
Mr. COX, of Ohio,, argued that the confis
cation system had proved ah utter, failure,
and because this failed the Honse was called
on to adopt another measure to stimulate the
rebellion and destroy.wnat little Union feel
ing there was in the South.
Mr. DAVIS,.- of Mdl, replied, saying., from
the coarse of Mr. Cox ana the'majority on'
his side, no'support of the Administration
was to be expected from them, and - when
they tendered their support he (Davis) would
look upon It with suspicion.
■ Further, proceedings on the subject were
Interrupted by the expiration of the morning
hour. ; ■ -
The Senate resolution for the revival of the
Committee on the Conduct of the War, was
referred to the Committee-on Military Af
fairs. . •
The Houfio then went into Commttteo of
the Whole on the bill to increase the internal
revenue, which bQI was recently published.
hfr. STEVENS. orPs., moved an amend*
ment, taxing spirits distilled state August 31,
18t> A on bond and for sale.
After debate, the amendment was agreed
' No other amendmkits of importance were
made, and without taking action on the bill,
the Committee rose and the House adjourned
at 8:15 p. m..
‘ New York, Jan. 14.—The New York Trib
une's snectal from the Army of the Potomac,
Jon.' 13th, says: Nothing of importance Is
stirring. The North Carolina troops in the-,
rebel army have been sent back to Orange
, Conrt House, and are no longer permitted to
dopicket duty on the Bapldao.
The Jfcra2<fa special Army of the Potomac
dispatch of the 18th Says: “It Is very quiet
to-day, except the rumor that the 8d army
corps were under marching orders. The
weather is' milder, and a thaw seems ap
. The Tribunes correspondent says: Lee’s
present force, does not reach SO.UOO. The
presence of a rebel force in the Shenandoah
Valley.is to procarc subsistence, and also
prepe itory to a plan of operations, which
will not probably come to light bclbrc the
beginning ot the next campaign.
Markets by Telegraph.
St. Louis Market.
. [Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.] .
St. Louis, January 14,15C1.
Thera was scarcely anything done ou ’Change to
day. Buyers were inquiries snd talklag, but they
were not incllnec to close bargains. Whisky was tte
only article In which mnch was done. ’• .
Tobacco— Demand active. - Sales 3 bbda stems at
sl.< 0; 2i o new lugs, tUSeSUS; 2da old do. 915.7D0
11.29. 2do manufacturing leaf, medium,s2o 21339.00
i co do,' Dd», - SI3JW; gnd'-S'bbds raje ted
heap; sales 23 boles undressed at $&00; and
It co do. terms withheld. ■■ .
Ftotru—Sales ICS btis super at SLSO, •
Gnaw—Wheat—Offerings light aadnosales effected.-
Corn —Bales: 160 sks- old, In aecond-hond gunnies, at
$1 JSS. Oats—But little pulsation la the market. Sales
.136 sks at si.oo per.hu, delivered. Rye and Barley-
Offering ftlr. bat no gales.'
• Wmssr—Excited and prices advancing. Sales 100
brls high-proof, to arrive, at 98c; 20 do at 9Se; 67 do st
95c. Market doting stiff. .
' Pnoviatoss—Fork and Lard—No transactions In
pork. Lard—Sales made of 300 tres prime at 12c.'
Hoot—Arrivals more liberal; about 2,000 head have
come In tc-day—l,ooo purchased, by one packtr.
Could not leva figures.
' Milwaukee Market.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.!
Gbaet—Receipts of wheat 14,000 bushels jSdvsnced
left bo. Sales7,oCo bd at $1.20; I.OM ba at $1.21;
I.ooQbaKoßattUSKs 1,000boat$1.13; 83,000buNo
lin store at SUI. Oafal®3c ba higher- Sales:—
40 ba delivered at 63c: ICO bn at 61c. At NewhalX
this evening the market Is Arm but quiet. Sales >~
7.0C0 No 1, part at {U&K - cash, and part at si.£X.
Bayers option all tbe month.
Pbotuiokb—Quiet. Sales :*^-500'brls. city mess
Pork at tiSAO.; SCO brls prime mess JttOO; 100 brls
sweetplckledHamslOc* 100’ boxes Cumberland Mid
dles atSJfc.
BbkßsxdHoo&—Receipts: SU head. Marketactlve
and prices unchanged, ' Sales:—l,ooo at $5.60Q7.50;
SSO averaging 273 Da 7f» bead at $7.73*
New York Market—Jan* 11.
Cottojc—ls [email protected] higher, and decidedly m<3ro ac
tive. Bales at KJjc for middling upland.
Fiona—More active and 5c better* fBAI®7XO for
extra state—chiefly at S6J.O<24Kj for extra
round hoop Ohio; *[email protected] for trade brands. Mar*
ketclotlng umet. No sellers at tbeinaldo dentations.
IVnitKT—Unsettled, and 91®930 for state aad
ncawiii. *
Gbaiw.—'Wheat Is folly 3c better, particularly In
prime spring there Isa brisk demand, chiefly ior ex
port, at llvtSK® l s4 for Chicago spring— Inside price
in store, and the tatter for choice, delivered; ILSia
lA4 for Milwaukee club; SUtSM for smutty, ami
51A7®1XI for winter red western—lnside price for
Inferior; SIACQI At for old do. Cora heavy. Hold
ers offered to sell at 51-28 without buyers,’ Oats ore
a ibade firmer at SIKtSSSc for western.
Wool.—Firm and In fair demand.
Pxtbolkcx—A abode firmer. Refined In bond at
4&347 c; erode for February 83Kc.
Provisions- Pork quiet without any material
chance; l/W brls new mess for 3larch and April at
. J2S-30, and l.PCObrla do for February and March at
123.33. Beermore active; 6Qlc for mess, and t&sc for
prime; ICGUc for repacked mess,and liaific for ox*
tramess. Cut Meats scarce and quiet; 7KC&7 Vc for
shoulders; 10KO13 for bams. Bacon sides less active.
Ifor western Cumberland cut: 10V®llc for
do snort ribbed. Dressed Hogs a shade firmer; at
9®DKc for western. Lard firm and quiet at. 133114 clatter
latter an extreme. *
Kcw York Money Market—Jan* 14. '
Mossy—Euler and in active demand at 7 ner cent.
SrxtLcro Excn.uror—Firm at 170. ,
Gold—Opened at 53tf and advanced to 55, and elos
ed quiet at 515f©55. r
Govskbscbbt Stocks—Firm. IT. S. s’aßl,coupons
106*8106* ! 7*2oa 106k. •
Stocks—Better and In fair demand. C. 4 It. L 1BK;
&I. 4P.D.C. ®K: P. F. Ft. W.4C. 38; A. 4 T. H.
CO; in. Bonds 120: C.4 C.137Y; C.4 P. 100K; Gale
ca4C. Ul; Hudson ISB*- Hartford f92K; Heading
HGX;SI. C. 0K 1 51.8. BS*i:Erie 1U; M. 8. gtd 133 V , ?;
111. C. Script 122*: N. Y. C. 1SI*; Erie lU;dopfd
KM. Stocks at first Hoard better aod more active,
closing strong.
The Foreign markets*
By Telegraph.]
[Pbb Stbxmbb Scotia.
Liverpool, Jan. 3,1554.
Cottox- Sales of the week 45.0C0 bales, Including
B.OCO to speculators and 5,1X0 to exporters. Market
firmer. Prices WOVU higner oa the week. Middling
Orleans JIVb; do uplands 379.
The bullion la the Bank of England has Increased
■* London, Jan. 2,1361*
Grain—wheat 6d Ala higher.
Stocks-American securities Inactive.
Keto abbertisements.
The reason why people
QO TO EVKHIIT-S, 157 Lake street, for there
Card i’hotouraphs, Is because the Gallery Is easy of
access—only one shoit flight of at lire— and last bat
not least, their Photographs are not surpassed lathe
city In stylo of Qatah. only (3 per dozen.
Jal£*nlS6'lt RAT NIAS, agent.
No. 68 Macaziie street. New Orleans, La.
liefer to W. F. Cooibaneri & Co., Bannera. BohC.
Forsyth, 111. C. B. 8., Pollard & Doane. Cbtoago;
Kdward Hcmpsted, Chicago; D. A. January & Co.,
Switzer, Platt * CoSu Loala; Jacob Bann,Sprtng*
k. s. ooxmaz. []als-u155-3m] w. c. gessarr.
10 SKATERS.—Don’t fail to see
ING SKATE before purchasing elsewhere, as a n?w
beginner con Uarn to skate In a few boors, and older
skaters enjoy this pleasant exercise any lenetb of
time without fatigue. For sale hyJ. H. JIHNSON,
Agent, corner of State aodiloadolpo scree L<,ap>stalrs.
• Open evenings from 7 to Oo'clocfc.
Together with Penmanship taught thorooghly for 625
if Scholarships are taken this week.
A. S. DANTZ, Principal.
jaU-aIU-3t-net At Henry Greenebantn’s Bank.
For sale at the Twelfth street Wood Yard,
JalS-nITS 2:net •
rnA tons of cast scrap
We will pay the highest market price for CAST
SCRAP IRON. Panics In the country will do well
to consign their Iron to the undersigned. -
CHAS b.bbown&co..
Iron Merchants,B6 Lake street, Chicago.
Onr prices are this day advanced one-half (W) cent
per poend on allgndes
Jol4*uUS-ht-nct C. 6. HUTCHINS & CO., Agent.
corce.in contact with an article that wc feel justi
fied In recommendlrg to our nomerons readers,
.hat the article cf Family Dye Colors, maanractared
by Howe & Storene, we icel we can he irnly commend
to an who may hits nso for dyea of any colors. For
sate by all Droggl&ti. |ali-uiOw»tnet
Othcm extracted without excitement or pain by
tht old of pure *
A. W.FKEKMAS, Dentist,
102 Washington Btreet, near Clartstrcet.
JaIHSCMt-a-wArnefc .
Offerfor sale a nperlor qrtaUtr of
From Kitle size to Coarse Docking. Sportsmen art
o'lered tl<* celebrated Dlnmon.l Grain Powder.
O. NKWHALL. Jb.. Agent,
de MMI-tfinet 18 litre: street.
Neto autcrtfsmnrts.
T7UI be exhibited on’ Monday, «Jao. ISib, it
Seed’s Temple of Music,
Corapr of -Randolph and Dearborn sOreett.
5rT? r » a iiot r,ODal friends pronouncett to be a
JUS-aICC-iS y haw Stoet .
- 18 6 4 .
Cash Assets, - - $656,818.03
, Cash oo hand;Jn Bank^and doc Croat
R*«l Estate anJnenmbcred , 17,.11)0 Otf
Sew Tork Bonk. Slocks... OO
Hartfbrd -*• “ ...t lilSlo on
Water bury « . liTilH no
JillscelJsßeotiaßankßlooks 27.000 ou
B°nd*-fit»te,City IO.I Mll on
Ohio Scale Stock of IH7O, iVkSoIJ o«
• Accumulated interest on investments. 3, iSjg 30
c 1 '
Market yalne of assets... ....BG3C.SIS*o.'2
Lowes ta process ofadjostment,
Duly iworu to, Hartford, Conn., Janasry LISUI hv
U. KELLOGG, ftSli-ni,
anfTVaLB CLAlMS,Secretary!
Western Braneb Office. Cincinnati. *
Devoted to Fire Insurance exclusively, and |t« aim
win be. to Kcare a continuance of public confluence
or a prompt and equitable adjustment ©1 all fair
Claims for loss—referring to Its record of pastsorvue
as a laimtal guarantee of fa taro performance
■ ■ A flrst-clas* mercantile system of Bcoldent Agoma
In all principal cities and towns.
Resident Agents.
The Michigan Central and Michigan Southern Rail
roads have entered into a COMHINaTION to refuge
ALL freiebsablpned via. GRAND TRUNK, thereby
compelling thepabllc to ship via other roatei and
PAT HIGHER DATES while theso roada are daily
receiving for all Points Kart. TIIET REFUSE to
take freight toDctrolt If for shipment *
JSSStfS.'SSS? aro p " Ucnl ' r,J
The Grand Trait Is prepared to take Freight at
Detroit andeive Through Contracts at Chicago.
Will the public support ihe Independent Boot*?
can three railroads refuse to receive freight for
For farther Information, Through Eateuof Freight
and Passenger apply at •
56 Beorborn'St., Chicago,
C.J En - n ,: K^ <stern Central AgratlCUragc.
Managing Director,’Montreal. • JalJ-aISMt-net-
Having completed cur organization, we sMR com
mence business on the
Snbecrtptlon Books to increase the Capital Stock
will remam open for a short time at our temporary
; Persons desirous to secure a portion before It is
a SJ£*SH wlll please make early application. ■ Either
of the Directors will receive subscriptions, and also
famish any desired informanou.
AMOS T. HALL, Treasurer C.B. & O. R. K.
THOS.B. BRYAN, Real Estate.
A. E.KENT, of A. E. Kent* Co.
J. K. POLLARD, of Pollard & Doanc.
J--HIVING PEAItCK, of Pearce A Beniamin.
GEORGE M. PULLMAN, of Pullman & Moore.
- McOC^ALD, of McDonald & Brosscaa.
.JAMES "Bowen Ip Suitors :
JAMES H. BOWEN, President. .
~,. _ AMOS T» halt.. Vico President.
IRA HOLMES, Cashier. Jaia-uTO-net
tr. s. 5-so ,s .
_We shall continue ontil further advices from io«
TrcsstUT Dcpuruncnt, to receive subscription* AX
United States 5-20 Year Six
Per Cent Bonds,
Both Principal and Interest Payable In Geld*
Bonds delivered at oar office, or on tho line of the
American or United States Express Com ponies, wIUUa
ten tollfloendayafrom the data cf subscription, free or
oil expense. Parties can read currcrry .in amxjntc
of SSOO and upwards, free of choree, by marking pack*
agea M B. C~ P. w. and K.”
Treasury Notes or New York Exchauas received at
par. Also,U.B Certificates, payabletc
the order of JAY COOKS, Sub-A vent.
Tbe usual Commission Allowed 'to banks and bank*
ers, 'Also those wishing Bonds to establish Natl -just.
Bonks, In which case subscribers will pav their own
express charges. We have a supply of lartmctlna*
for establishing National Banks for those who wish,
Bankers and Agents for Flve-Twanty Loan.correr 04
Clark and South Water streets.
Dickerson, Sturges & Co.,
199 & 201 Randolph Street.
mh2o bSSMy-xw *mc t
Dissolution of copakt-
NEIiSHTP—The copartnership heretofore ex
isting between the undersigned, under the firm
name of
Ig this day dissolved by nmtnal consent* Tbomaa 8.
Dickerson is alone authorized to receive and receipt
for the debts and claims duo to sold firm ana will
pay all the debt? andllnbllltlos ofsald Arm.
Chicago. Janoary 1, ISM. |al£a69>lwnefc
The undersigned have this day formed a copart
nership under the style of
And will eontlnoe the
Basinets at the eld stand of
190 and 301 Randolph Street* Cliieaso.
Chicago, Janaary 1,1984. Jal3-a7^Swnct
i. Li NOBLE,
175 Lake Street.
(Successors to Boiler ± Hunt,)
NlannHictirrers and 'Wholesale
48 State Street, Chicago,
lafrtTSr-xAW net
Helmbold’s Extract Buchu.
Toole, Diuretic, Blood Purifying and Inrlgora; »-w.
Enfeebled and delicate persons otboth sexes u«<* U.
SoIdhyLOHD & SMITH, 3 Lake street.
Horses and mules
We are now paying the highest market price la
greenbacks for Artillery and Cayalry Horses r also*
for good Moles three years old. Apply at oar stables*
opposite L'lllch’a Hotel, corner of State and Twenty
second streets. DERBY * WALLACE.
.. .
THB TRADE cannot procure the sen nine bat from
13 Lnsalle Screcf. Chicago* Illinois*
General Agent.
Wholesale on and Lamp Dealer,
Wrought Iron Pipe
wnolevle br R. T. CCASK f HUO..

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