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" AMERICAN CITIZEN Ornamental, plain, Fancy, card Book AND fnthc Arbitration rijom lu the Conrt Hoait, SUTLER IP-A \vp AH* PRBPARKD TO PRINT, OV RIIORT NOICR Hill Heads. Books, Druggist Labels, Pro gramtres, Constitutions, Checks, Notes, Drafts, Blanks. Business Carda, Visiting 'Cards, Show Cards, Pamphlets, Posters, Bills of Pare. Order Books, Paper Books, Billets, Sale Bills, kc. BEI.NO FURNISHED \ ITIT The Most Approved Hand "tosses AND TIIE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF Type, Border*. OrncmeM*, Rulo«, Cuts, &0., IN TUB COUNTY, AVe will execute everything in the line of PLAIN ANDDECORATIVEPRINTING NeATir, Promptly, aj»i> at Rkasosable Hatics, in a style to excel any establishment at home, and compete with any abroad. ;SKII-I>EO WORKMEN Are employed in every branch of the business, and we endeavor to meet the wants of the community, and to re tain the honorable distinction which has , been already conceded to this establish ment, for TASTE IN Ct»tPo BIION AND K!oiranc« In I'rrss Work. Ln all the essentials of Cheap 1 nnting, Good Paper, Tasteful Composition, Bean- j tilul Press Work, and DIsPATOU, we in- ( vite comparison, from getting out a Card of a single lino to an illuminated Poster j 1 or a work of any number of pages. CARDS. L. Z. MITCHELL, Xk « « «»■- *>*« ttj- office N. T. Corner of DlnlrKHt'l. Putter, P»- *6'» CharlcH H'C aadless, a a. «» Office, Sou'li west router of niiminfl. P.nOr. Pi I. ff. AJ. POETIAffGS« Attorneys at. Law, Office, on S. E. or Diamond an.l Main «t. T!utl-r, I'* JOU* M ».*"N THOMPSON & LYON, »»«*>'•• »«•« K7-Ofllc«s on M.*tn Btr*«t. Butler. Pu ft* *»KO. * M.4CK, u ~ O, w * FL,ltotll BLACK & FLEEGEB. attohmovh at i. aav. AND PENSION- AND CLAIM AtiKNTS. Sooth Cut Curnei- »112 MunMri. Hitler, P.t A. M. NP.YMAN, M7D. Phy»lclun and j-i\»r««on Office immcdme.yooposito Walker's buildings. puller. .lune -J7. »»<>>. ««' _ ■ »* . ** ATTORNEY AT LAW, Will attend to.ill limine,, entrmteil ['hi* fire prompt ly. iHrentkm tiiven to tile coileclioH, of ]>n- Had. Iltv aw! 11-untir*. Will Hl,o ae> IU agent for those wishlnj to buy or fell real estate. oftlce on South side of Diamoni*, in Bredin's bulMinß, Butler Pa. THOS. K>O"BTISrSOiT, Attorney at Law 112 A !>i l> PENSION AND CLAIM AGENT Office with Oharlcs M Candless, Exj. S. W. Comer ol Diamond liUTLEIt PA. CISSIqbs Agciia. TUB undersigned would notify the public ti nt ho linn be. n regularly commissioned as ci-iA-iivi .A-G-Eztsnr, _ fn-Mcnrini: llounly Money, Arrturt nf suul /'■ n linni fur ntldlnr*. or if tliev aro rlea-1. f"r tl»*ir lc;:-il rupraMl'tallTei. No flic rlmnn of nolilUn, or Hull r<-| ••MriilHflvn unlll Ihr e.tmeere collwletf. 0. K. A.NIIKIUJON. -ixrBCKnKCKKIt* IIKIIIEU- —Koim 'V 'tern —Foundry North pf t lie li 133SE3Irough of BntliT, where Sloven, I'lou i« nnd other »re mmle onehor nrit diK.r Northol ,I»ck'« lintel, "hero jron will llnil jori ■ of nil size* nnd patrons. They »l»o keep on hnn.l.. laijC' • lock ol hii, which they Hell iißcheup rh they can -J' nuglit «t any other e«1 nl>t). 1 >nivnt in the county. M* *•; M 'M? VM. MM A I« TT , On Me n Street. North of Crurl-Home, S&SHDSiL S7&KB. Bfi.» Has constantly on hand, Frwh Oyster*. Alo. Beer, Cider, and Karsaparilln. Swoet-Ment*, and Candle* of all kind* ; Ginger broad ami Sweet Cake* of every vari ety. Nuts of all kinds. If you w«nt *ood Oyster*, protten up in tho Tory i*Mt style, Jo<t call In anil you shall be waited upon with the greatest of pleasure i JPhoto|fT« phs, AmbrotypcM, yern'M'^wtypeti, SAMUEL 8 TILE 18, !£., RESPECTFULLY inform*hi.- friend*, and (ha puMir in rrencral. that ho in prepnred totak* PHOrOdK APIIB, AMBROTTPfcK, Ac., in the Infest style* nnd m nil kind* pi weather. An assortment of Frwn«, Cases, 4c , con stantly on hand ttoll and examine Specimens. ABh on Maine & .lefferoon Streets, opposite WEBER k TUOUTMAX'B Store, Butler.ru. H. CITI NMCLLBR B. WHIT* • C. *OW MMM TIILORS. fp ITE undersigned baring M«oeiated themselves In tbf J Tailoring business, would respectfully nay <® the public in genoral that they have just received the Kali and Winter Fashions. a- d are prepared to make up clothing in the latent and most spproTed stylo Plcur call and examine our Fashion* and Specimens of mou and boys' wear. Speci 1 attention «lTen to Injys' cloth tag KITENMILI.EK. WHITE A CO. August 12, 1866—tf. - 1 - ,- - work- Filling. cleaning, axtracting and adjusting tho teeth done with the host material*nnd in the best manner. Particular attention paid to children's teeth. As mechanics, they doty com 'petition; as operator* the> rank among the beat. Chat moderate. Advice free of charge. Office —In Bo\.£ roMildiugeloftorsonStceet, Butler pa. * p* 0.1568 AMERICAN CITIZEN. (Educational. (Flom th« Pennsylvania School JournaJ.) Soldisrs' Orphan School. ( Concluded.) 1. Two infirmary rooms shall be stt jxpart in each school, one for the boys and the other for the girls; and eich shall I be provided wilh the furniture and ap ! pliances necessary. 2. A Nurse shall be employed to take charge of all new pupils and keep them apart from the others, till examined by the Physician and pronounced free from all cutaneous and other contagious dis cases; and also to have the c?re of all sick pupils 3. It shall be her duty to attend upon all diseased pupils, and administer to theni such medicines and remedies as shall b3 prescribed by the Physician ; and also to see tl.at their rooms arc kept well ventilated and ciuan and their garments often changed ; and that the inmates have such food as their pases may re quire. 4. No pupil, either newly arrived or previously in the school, shall be dis charged from tho infirmary till so direct ed by the Physician. Religious liihlruction an(| Worship. GENERAL PRINCIPLES. I. It is the right of these orphans as it is of every child, separated from home training, to reecive.jjaud it is the duty of Ihe teacher to impart, regular instruction in the principles of Religion, as an in* dispensable element in a proper Educa tion. And, in this State in which Chris* riariitv is a part of the law of the land, — the laws themselves being based upon and coiifoimcd to its principles,— the Christian religion is to bo made a part of the courso of instrqetion. ]>y this it is not. meant merely that these children are to by taught those great principles of morality which are found to conform to the Christion -sys* tcm ; but that tho Christian system it* .self, as found in tho Scriptures, is to oe taught, accompanied with a knowledge of ihe origin of that system and duo rever ence for its Divine Author. 11. As there is no religious belief or ob crvance without preference for some one or o'her of tho creeds and forms cf worship prevailing amongst the various Christians sects,—that creed is to be taught and that form of worship prefer red for each of these orphans, as far as practicable, which the lather himself would have designated were he alive, or which the mother iu his stead shall indi cate- This principle cannot. from the nature of the case, be fully] observed juj every iustauce. For, though the schools have been placed in charge of religious men and care has been taken to have all the prominent sects represented 111 the corps of Principals, as the institutions are so scattered over the whol<! State that in most cases it would remove the child too far from th* mother to send it to a school of its own denomination,—rSecta rian loligiom training must therefore bo mainly provided tor otherwise ; There fore— lit. The assistance of the Christian clergy, resident in the vicinity, is relied on, iu (his part of the training of the children of their respective tions, in the schools. To effect this object, a Jist of the or phans wlijue parents were of his church, is sent to each clergyman, with a request that, subject to the rules of the school, he will supervise aoj guide their relig ious traioing, and, as far as convenient, have them attend public worship at his church. Hut, as there are several schools having no churches or °f some of the denominations near them, this ren ders it unavoidable, that— IV. Ia all cases in which there is neither clergyman nor church of the par ent's denomination ntar the school, the orphan thus circumstanced shall, for the time, attend the church of the Principal, and be instructed in matters with the body of tho schooldue res pect being alwnys had to the known re ligious preference of t£ie deceased father and bo attempts made to proselyte his child. No other .expedient than thi.« is gener ally practicable in such cases. It is true (here may be, in the variety of teachers io a school, some one agreeing with pu pils thug removed from church privilege! of thair own denomination. These, of course, amy nod ought to take charge of such pupils, as catechumens of their own church ; but in the absence of such in struction, this class of p.upil£ arc to ac company the Principal. HULKS KKj.IGIuUS AND IN STRUCriON. 1* Tii-ere s&iull morning anh eve* " Let us have Faith that Right makes Might; and in that Faith let us, to the end, dare to dp our duty as we understand it"-A. Lnraow. BUTLER, BUTLER COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1867. ning worship and grace before meat dais ly, at the times specified ; the worship tq be in the study-hall and conducted by the Principal, or such of the teachers as he shall designate, and to consist at tho least, of the reading of a portion of script turc, singing and prayer. 2. All the pupils of tho same denom ination shall morning, af ternoon or evening worship as the Prin cipal shall direct, iu the church to which their parents belong, if there be one within convenient distance; Providrd, that the minister or others furnish theui wilh seats and have an oversight of thom ■while in attendance. But no pupils of these schools are to attend night meetings in any chuich, 3. Each clergyman resident in the vi cinity of such school shall have the priv ilege of visiting and instructing the chil dren of his own denomination therein, as often and at such hours, either on the Sabbath ir a week day, as shall not ma terially interfere with their studies and other pursuits and as shall be agreed to by the Principal: Provided, that if there be two churches of the same denomina tion, tl c orphans of that deijomieation shall attend and be instructed by the minister of the nearest, it there bj any question. 4. That there shall be a Sunday-School organized in each school; the teacljcrs of which Sunday-School shall be the teach crs ol the orphan school and such others from amongst tho resident citizens as shall be willing and qualified to assist, with the consent of the Principal. And that in the formation of tho classes, if there bo teachers of different denomina tions, they shall be putin charge of class es of their own denominations respect ively. 5. That the habit of reading the Scrip tures be encouraged, not oaly by (he ex ample of the teachers but by affording >uch historical, geographical and other aids, and by such explanations of the customs aud practices alluded to in many oi its parts, as shall render its stud) in* tcre:?ting nnd the knowledge of ir more complete. G. That the practice of individual prayer by the puoils on retiring to bed at night anu arising in the morning is to be encouraged, without being forced. 7. That all tho pupils be taught to sing psalms and hymns, and encouraged to join in this delightful portion of pub lie worship on all suitable occasions. 8. That no undue means be resorted to to get up any rtl.gious excitement in the schools, or to effect an ill considered pro fession of conversion :—This momentous step in the life of each individual being better left to the times and the influences of the Divine Spirit, which will not be withheld from faithful and prayerful in struction. SUNDAY OBSERVANCES. The time of rising, inspection, worship aq 1 breakfast as upon otiisr days. Immediately after breakfast, the pupils shall put on their Sunday dress. At !• o'clock A. M. tlicy will meet for exchange of library books; and each shall be charged with the books issued and be held responsible for their prcper carc and returu. At 10 o'clock the schosl shall be called lor Sunday School exercises. When the pupils goto public worship in the morning, the Sabbath-School will be held at J.-30 in the afternoon. Sabbath-School will open with roll-call, singing,readiagtbcScriptu esand prayer. Address and general exercises on the Sabbath shall be before the whole school' For class instruction, the school shall be divided in four, or more divisions. The duration of the exorcises should not be less than one and a half hours ; and three quarters of an hour should be spent in class instruction. Every child who can read with suffi* cient readiness should be supplied with a copy of the Scriptures and receive class instruction. All who catfnot read with readiness are to receive oral instiuciion n Biblical truths and have exercises in singing, 4c. There shall bo a sufficient number of hymn books for the pupils. Ihe school shall be well supplied with maps, charts, cards and works illustrating biblical history and important events. The class instruction should b-i topical and tbo same in all the classes ; and it should also bo the subject for review and comment during tho Sabbath evening ex ercises. CORRKSFONDENCK WITH 112f OME. The manifest design ot tho Stato, io the establishment of these schools is not to destroy ihe home feeling, but 19 act as a father to the fatherless. Corrcft«ond» ence with the mother and other relatives is therefore a right of each of ihes« or phans; and it is to bo as frequent as may be coa9i&gM*t with other duties and not to be in any way restrained except for abuse, Therefore. Kach pupil is to be permitted to writo home at least once a month, it sj desired by him or herself. Neither the letters sent nor received are to be subject to ex amination by the Prin;ipal or any other authority in the school, except after as certaicei violation of truth by the pupil, in former letters sent, or disturbing sen timents in letters received. In su h cases, but no other, the right of unreUrieted correspondence shall be forfeited and that of examining letters exercised j but all such cases shall bo reported to tho State Superintendent, or one of his officers, at the next visit. VISITS OP MOTIIERS. Frequent visits of pareuts to their chiUren while at boarding school, are not desirable, in any case. These schools are no exemption from the disturbing prac tice. Therefore, 1. Mothers are not to visit the schools oftener than once in each quarter of a year, and not to prolong their visits be yond one day; except in cases of sick ness.Jwhsn the visits may be of such fre quency and duratiou as shall be necessary. 2. A Mothers' Room shall be provided in each school, and comfortably furnished with two beds, &c. 3. Mothers shall eat at the table with tho pupils, and shall not be charged any thing for their accommodations, unless tfyeir stay le prolonged without such rea son as that of sickness, &e. VACATIONS. There shall be ana vacation annually in all the schools of thisgrnle, from the last Friday in July till the end of five weeks from the following Tuesday. I)ur» ing this time all studios and labor shall cease in the schools, except the work noces';:iry to carry on the domestic opera tions. Daring, but not to ex.;ecd this period, 1 saves af absence to visit relatives may b) granted b\ the Principal, to such pu pils as shall have deserved it, and have a comfortable and proper home* to visit. The other minute details in these schools canoot be hero specified. They arc 101l to tho experienco and judgment of the several Principal* and their assis tants and may be modified as circumstan ces shall require. But the main features of tho sy stem as herein sot forth, will be insisted on, and any departure, reported either by the Examiner or the Inspector of the schools, will, if not at once cor rected, bo hold as a sufficient ground for closing the institution in which such vi« olations of rule m;»y occur. THOMAS H. BURROWES, Supt. Sohliert' Orphant. LANCASTER, Oct. 18,1860. Little by Little, It is tbo uiotto of the dew, the lesson ol the light—and in thp piapifold qnick cnings of the spring, and the glorious uu foldings of the summer, you cannot watch the steps of progress—it is "here a lit tic and there a little." Thus wc in fluenco other? and are influenced by them. So the son Dccomss liko his father, and the school boy like his classmate, and tlo daughter like her mother. Seek for some great thing to do —and where you will discover t? Set to work at a great reading, a great visiting, a great writing —and what have you'achieved ? Yet try silent and steady working, and then how vast the achievement 1 When the good Samaritan gave his loving help to tho man who had fallen among the thieves, he evidently o 1 eyd only the law qf his nature, and did that which he was accustomed to do. It was a little act, an unobtrusive deed, done in a quiet way; consequently the record ol his deed, has moulded the lives of many more. Just a word here and a word there, a visit here and a visit there, a lit tie kinti deed here and another there, and you are a missionary of Christ, a friend of the sorrowful, a helper of the needy. Alas 1 how we all seek for some great thing to do, forgetful of the fact that an earnest and holy life acts like rjaiet sun light and gentle air, and that in living near to God ourselves, everything in our life Ims Lcen a telling quantity, though we in:iy not see it to bo so. No Chris tian man would be, or could be, what he is, without those liulonioditation*,prayers, submissions, and selt-tonquests which have been all blended together in the formation .of his Christian life.— The Quiver. —— TAKE IlEfcr.—ol all vice* £ako heed to drunkenness. Other vices arc tut fruits of disordered afiections ; this dis orders. nay, reaouu. Other vi ces impair the soul; this demolishes her ! two chief faculties, the understanding ! and the will. O'bcr vices make their j own way, this makes way for all vices.— He that ie a drunkard is qualified for vice. THE CAPITAL. Special Dispatch to tba Pittsburgh Commercirtl. WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 1867. In tlit SeuaU today the House amend ments to the bill 9 for the admission of Colorado and Nebraska were concurred in, and the bills now goto the Pre»ident. The provisions about which there has been sr much debate are attached to each bill in the following language . SEC. S. And be it further enacted, that this act shall go into effect with the fundamental and perpetual condition,that within said State of Nebra?ka there shall be no abrigment or denial of the exer cise of the elective franchise, or of any other right to any person by reason of race or color, excepting Indians not taxed and upon the further fundamental* con dition that the Legislature of said State, by a solemn act, shall declare the assent of said State to the said fundamental conditions and shull transmit to the Pres ident of the United States an authentic copy of said act, upon reocipt wheureof the President, by proclamation, shall forthwith announce the fact, whereupon said fundamental condition shall be held as a part of the organie law of the State, and thereupon, and without any further proceeding on the part of Congress, the admission of said State into the Union shall be considered as complete; said State Legislature shall be convened by the Territorial Governor within thirty days after the passage of this rot,J'to aot upon the condition submitted herein." The vote in the Senate on concurring in the House Amendment was twenty eight to fourteen, just enough to pass it over a veto. The vote by which the bills passed ths House yesterday, was 103 'o 55, with several absentees in favor of them. Ten were absent from the today, of whom six are counted for the hilhi over a veto. The House today took up Thad. Ste» ven's enabling bill, and will eonsidor it from day today until disposed of. The bill in effect provides fur the calling of State convention* in tho ten insurgent States, to which delegates are to bo elcc tod, to form a new State government on the basis of universal suffrage, exeopt to rebels. Tho new Statu constitutions are ro declare for general suffrago and bo ac ceptable to Congress. Mr. Bighatn of Ohio spoke for an hour and a half against the bill, and de nounced it in severe terms. He said it was a measure of destruction instead of reconstruction ; of disunion instead of reunion, and contemplated patching up restoration in a manner almost fatal to the Republic. Tho speech attracted great attention. Mr. Dawsop of followed iu a written speech, opposing the bill a»4 the Constitutional Amendment, and warmly indorsing the administration. There arc twenty members on the Speaker's list, whq desire to speak on this bill. General Sickles testified before the special Committee of the House today on the mvrdcr of colored soldiers in South Carolina. 110 added that in one portion of tho State tho outrages on the freedmen were very extensivo. The Committee on Banking of the House held an important meeting today ond virtually decided in favor of what is known as the Randall bill, which sub stitutes legal t enOer notes for the Nation al Bank notes, and requires tho banks to give up their bonds and their notes, and receive in return therefore greenbacks. An amendment was adopted to the bill giving any individual tho right to gath> er Natioual Bank notes and present them to the Treasurer fpr ledcmption in green backs. It is itated to night that the presi dent has prepared a veto of the bill pro viding for universal suffrage in the ter% ri lories. The ways and coaimittee will hold a special meeting to morrow o# the Gold Bill.' It is very evident that they will do nothing to wards sudden con traction. General Baird commanding at New Orleans, continued his evidence today before the Special Committee on the riots thero. Full copies of the Military Com mission's report hav;s been prepaied by Secretary Stanton to lay before this Committee. WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 —The Presi dent has approved* the bill suspending payment of money to persons claiming the labor or service of colored volunteer 8 or drafted ivcn.. At a meeting of the Banking and Currency Committee today, a> unmista kable feeliug was developed in favor of Randall's bill substituting greenbacks for National Bank issues, and the indica tions are that the bill will be reported unfavorably to the house in a fow days. Nearly all the Spates are represented at the annual meeting of the American Iron and Steel Association, in session here. The members generally report trade depressed, owing to inability to compete with foreign manufacturers- The meeting will probably take some ac tion in reference to the tariff bill pending in Congress. Gen Siekles's testimony before the Congressional Committee in relation to affairs in South Caroliua is very strong He declares that many countiee require constant military control to secure to the freedmeu any of their rights. From the statement made Ly Senator Cowan today, it appear* that of 157 re movals in tha I'ost office Department, 120 were for polttical reasons; of 357 nomi« nations to civil office during the present session, five have been acted on. It is understood the plan agreed upon by the leaders in the impeachment move* ment is to suspend the President as soon as articles are preprsd, Mr. Wade step ping into his (the Presideut'i) position. It is then proposed to prolong the trial until Mr. Johnson'n term oi offico shall have expired, and in the meanwhile the South is to be reconstructed again. The Commissioner of Internal Her enue has issued a circular to collectors, that all spirits for which bonds for tran sportation have been given are to be seised if found elsewhere than in transit to the warehouse for which a permit is issued, unless it is clear the transporta tion commenced before the 20th inet.— Only those spirits which have been reg ularly withdrawn from warehouse upon payment of tax can be regarded as legi timate objects of traffic. lionds must not be cancelled except on proof of re ceipt into warehouse, or proof of some special ciicuinstancas which have ren dered literal compliance with the condi tion of the bond impossible. WASHINGTON, Jar. 23, 1667. A number of important bills were in troduced and referred in tho Senate to day, aaiong them ouc by Mr. llamsey to restrict the fraulcing privilege to the au* tographs of those entitled to if. This will put a stop to the use of franking stamps and mechanic franks, under which nearly all the documents and a groat part of the letters sent from her* are sent to their dcstintlujD The bill went fo the Postoffico Committee. Mr. Ramsey also introduced a bill modifying tho tariff of charges for post al money orders, so as to make it ten cents for less than ten dollars ; from ten to thirty dollavs, fifteen cents; above thirty dyliars, twenty-five cents, increass ing the compensation for issuing money orders fiom one-eighth to one-fourth per cent., and authoiizing the issue of du plicates in cases of loss. This went to the Postoffice Committee also. The Tariff bill camo up at ooe o'clock. Mr. Sherman made a long and cxhaus. tive speech on ths subject. He took the ground that it was idle to talk of free trade or protection now iliac the demands of the Government regulated the ques tion entirely. There were a hundred and forty million of dollars iti gold per annum to be raised, and the true object of the bill was to accomplish th : s object. Mr. Fesscudcc said it was his experi ence that it would not.do to let the man ufacturers make the tariff. He had learn ed this from interviews with manufact urers when the bill was in Committee.— The was debated until six o'olcck.— Several amendment* were offered, but all were voted down, and tho disposition seem? to be to pass the bill as it stands. Tho House remained in sbssion all night,and took a recess from eight o'elo -ik this morning until eleven, with the un derstanding that the Democrats should have one hour in which to debate the bill to prohibit United States courts from allowing any one to practice before them eharged with treason, bribery or corrup tion. The minority, therefore, gained the point for which they filibustered all of yesterday and last night. The ar rangement waa carried out fully. Messrs Niblick, Fink, Boyer and Rogers con sumed the hoar in opposing the bill, whereupon it was passed by yeas fO3 to nays 42. Messrs. Hall, of Mew Yotk; Mcßuer, of California; Latham, of West Virginia, and Phelps, of Maryland, voted with tho Democrats against the bill. The night session was marked by ex ceediog good temper, and passed off with out extraordinary incident. A great deal of amusement was created at diff erent times, by a call of the House, and the consequent arrest of members for be ing absent without leave. An early ad journment, took place to-day. Tho President has strneu a bill provia ding that the net proceods of the inter nal revenue of the Territories of Nebras ka, W ashington, Colorado, Idaho, Jlon tana, Arazona and Dakotah, the next three yearn, be set aside and ippropiiated NUMBER 8, for the purpose of erectiLg, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interi or, of penitentiary buildings in said sev eral territor.es, at such places therein te have been or may be designated by the Legislatures thereof, and apjnved by the Secretary of the Interior. Sir Frederick Bruce, the British Min ister, was on the floor of the Home to day, and seemed to take a lively interest in the proceedings which resulted from a call of the House, such as arrest, and fining of members, eto. The House Judiciary committee hava not as yet examined one witness in the impeachment movement, and have donq nothing in the matter beyond looking into some documentary evidence on yesterday. The committee do not feel that they will have time this session to fully complete their inquiries. They deny the report that General Grant has been summoned before them. Tho Special Commit!## on the New Orleans riota have already taken evidence which will fill several hundred printed pages, and they are still oxamining wit nesses. It will be some time before they are enabled to make any report to the House. General Banks testified to-day that he never wrote a letter favoring a meeting of the Louisiana Convention. The internal taxation will not be re duced to the extent that was contempla ted in the opening of Congress, for two reason : First, the internal revenue re"* ceipts have materially fallen off. and are likely to oontinue at a reduced rate, and •econd, the Ways and Means Committee do not favor redncirg thj taxes, whilj the Senate, in some manufactures, seemi willing to lower the tariff. An insignificant paper, whioh is rarely seen here, is credited by the telegraph of being the President's orgatf|*and of representing him as being in favor of at} armed resistance to Congress. The Pres. •dent declared to a Congressman to-day that he never saw the article until it ep« pearcd as telegraphod to a New York pa per, that he did not inspire it, and does not indorse it, aud further that he has been much annoyed at newspaper articles from that source being imputed to him. The President yesterday signed the bill for the mooting of the Fortieth Congress on the 4th of March. If provide* that in addition to the present regular times of mooting of Congress, there shall be a meeting of the Fortieth Congres* of the United States, and of each succeeding Congresst hereafter, at twelve o'clock me ridian, on the fourth day of March, the day ou whioh tho term begins for which the Congress is elected, except when tho 4th of March occurs on Sunday, then the meeting shall take place on the samo hour on the next succeeding day. i Q person who was a member of tho previous Congress shall receive any compensotiou as mileage forgoing to or returning from the additional session provided for by the. 112 iregoing section. Tho President has also signed the Joint Kcsolution appropriating fifteen thousand dollars for expenses of (no Joint Com mittee on retrenchment. Tho Commit tee has not thus far succeeded in gaining that amount in the annual expenses of (.he Government. A very large lobby is at present assem bled in this city to defeat the confirma tion by the Senate of gentlemen who have been appointed to different prominent of fices. Their influence is not needed in most cases. Tho Senate Judiciary Committee. t<). day, agreed to report a constitutional Amendment prohibiting the election of any person to the Presidential office for more than one term. The employees in the various Depart ments of the Government who have been permanently injured and disabled by wound* in the set vice, during there! 9% lion, will shoitly petition Cor to fix, by law, the tenure of office held by them, to continue during good behavior. A meeting 'will be held in a few days, and the petitions presented to Congrec*. General Grant's second reception took 11 oe to-pight. Although invitations were issued, there was an immense attend ance of the fashionable acd civil and military and naval portion of Washing too society. General Grant received his guests in his fall dress uniform and rank of General. Chief Justin Chase also bad a so! eat reception to-night, which was largely and fashionably attended. A careful canvas of the House has beeij made and but a very small majority has been developed in favor of Thad. Stevens' bill to abolish the present State govern ments of the South. There is nothing like i two-thirds vote to pass it over a veto. A number of the leading radical* will vote against the bill. Major General George R. Thoaa* a*d % portion of hi* staff arrived to-night.