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CRAWFORD & BROTHER, Publishers. TBUMB >1.50 pur annum, in advance. Legislative (Nummary. Tukbimy, Feh. 26.— Smulf,— In the senate Senator Hndd introduced a reso lution to the effect that all amendments lo referred to the joint committee on statutes, and that when all general bus iness was transacted, an adjournment he, had until April Mill) at 10 A. M., when the revision would he taken no as the special and only business of the ses sion; during the recess, all employes, hut the elective officers and the clerks of the said committee, should he dis charged, and none he re-engaged at the extra session, except ouch as were ab solutely necessary for the transact ion of business; the committee to sit upon the revision throughout the recess, and to therein ail acts passed at this session, and otherwise t i pre vent confiding legislation upon sub jects embraced therein. The reso lution and substitute were made the special onhA for Thursday at 10:150 A. M. Mills passed.—Appropriating $550 to Senator Barden, for services as President pro tmi. ayes 28, noes none; relating to release of dower, in certain cases-ayes 21, lines 0; amending sec tion 15, of chapter <55, Revised Statutes, entitled “offenses against property;” memorial to Congress, favoring an in come tax ayes 22, noes (1. Bills were concurred in legalizing the official acts of (’harles Nall/,, a notary public, of Sank county; legalizing proceedingsof Fonn lain (!ity Mutual Farmers Fire Insurance (to.; concerning the municipal court of Chippewa Falls; under suspension ol tin rules. Repealing chapter IK!, private laws of ISti‘,l, relating to hn mess he (ween towns of Fa I’rairie and Har mony. Rock county; under suspension. Bills wen indefinitely postponed: I’m viding for punishment of the common law ollen.se of champerty. Ol town* and town officers. Metaling to appeal* from jut!ices’judgments to circuit and county courts. Mdating to the discov ery of hooks, papers and documents in actions now pending or hereafter com menced in conrlsol record in this state. To amend chapter IT! of (lie revised statutes, entitled "Of fees of consta bles." To amend chapter I'J, general laws of 188(1, entitled "Of costs and fees of sherifls." Relating to lay ing mil. building iols in villages and cities. Relating to evidence. The hill providing local option in the granting of liquor licenses in (owns and villages, came up on it* engrossment and third reading. After some discus sion, the hill was so ordered, by the fol lowing vole: Ayr* Seanlors AndrowH. Arnold Hnrdnn, Hoorn, Harrows, I'aioplndl (Jrlmoior. It dliaway. I.oprr I’rli'i', ((('VmililH, Uleo. I(lclmnloo, s’cinoddcr, Snill, Rwulli, Tl'xill. Woli'h nod Wllll.ilOH IP. Vom -Senators ■ lierl. Alot rmio, I 111 11 •• • 11 mill. I’mil, Knoklo, ItUdiniooil, Sackul, Van Sr.halrk, Win; nod Wol I 11. Tuksdav, Feh. till. Awihlilii Several petitions were presented upon local questions. Hills passed relating to holding terms of court in the Ith judicial circuit; for the punish met it of any person using male animals for the purpose ol procreation in sight of any dwelling house or piddle street or roadway. Hills were concurred in authorizing town of Waupaca to hold elections in village of Waupaca; relating to village cemeteries; relating to the circuit court of Racine comity; memorials to Con gress for an appropriation for a harbor at Kewaunee: joint resolution relating to national finances. A hill was in definitely postponed conferring a copy of the Supreme Court Reports upon each district attorney in the Slat*'. After a long debate the constitutional amend ment providing for biennial sessions was ordered to a third reading by 05 ayes to 2(5 noes. At the evening session the assembly concurred in the bill to provide the manner of holding elections in the city nfWaupacca: passed the hill amending the charter of the city of Chippewa Falls, and indefinitely postponed the following hills; to regulate the practice of med icine in state; to repeal law incorpor ating the Taychccdah and Crccn Hay Flank Road Company; to repeal law detaching certain territory from the town of Orion and attach same to town nf F.ivglo, in comity of Richland; to detach certain territory from city of New liOiiden and attach same to (own of Liberty, Outagamie comity; memorial to congress asking that right of suffrage he granted to women; joint resolution asking members of congress to vote for the repeal of the re sumption net; relating to roads and bridges; to provide lor the a.-si nicnl and collection of properly for taxation, and the levy of taxes thereon; relating to the reduction of theprice of swamp and overflowed lands in Oconto and Shawano counties; joint resolution for amendment of the constitution, relating to the introduction of new business in the legislature; joint resolution for amendment of constitution relating In vordiots ofjnrios. Wkdni siuv, Kt'li,‘J7. Smut.-. In tho soualo iotitions wt'iv prosoutod asking tho passago uf joint rosolutiou No. Hi, S,, In prohibit (ho Iratllo in intoxioating liquors; also n'luonstrauoos against (ho sonata hill for (axing Ufo insurance companies, Kills pawn'd to iiuprovo Stony crock. in Poor ami Kowaunco oounlios; lo amend (In' revised statutes of marriages, hirtlm and deaths; to ainond tho ohartor of tho city of Kar lin; to ainond tho ohartor of tho city of lai Crosse; lo ainond tho ohartor of tho oily of Chippovva Kails; to proxido for tln> representation of aides and villages on county hoards of supervisors; to roinody tho ovils resulting In.in tho de struction of public records hv tiro. As sembly falls wore concurred in, fixing 'the term* of the circuit court in the fourth judicial circuit; relating to the assessim nt of property for taxation; of trial* in criminal canes; to establish a municipal court for the county of Ohip - [ii'wa; to appropriate to Dennis I'helan j and to Meter Swenson a sum of money I for rn lilary service. WkuN’Ksdav, Feh. 27 . Amiemftly.- In the Assembly rolnoust ranees were in | trodnced again I the passage of the hill taxing life insurance companies; and ; petition* for the vacation of the Token | (Teek and Ft. Winnebago Slate road. | Senate lull* were concurred-in vacating !a portion of the Token tlrcek and it. 1 Winnebago Stale, road; aulhori/.ing cer tain exchanges between the Stale His | lorieal Soeiety and University; to pro vide lor the improvement ofC.ilfoh river in Dane county, and to authorize K. A. Kidd and Socrates (lhandler to ' maintain a ferry across the Mi : *i*sinpi | river in tin* connlyof (leant. Assembly j hills passed; relating ton dam on Little Wolf river in Waupaca county; to codi fy the laws relating to common school*; for the preservation of brook trout in Monroe county; to authorize the coun ty of Burnett to borrow money; relat ing to game in the comity of Kan Claire, Chippewa, Dunn, Trernpeale.an Buffalo and I'epin and to repeal cUap. 200, laws of 1!577 relating to game; to provide for the preservation of fish in Pardee’s and Ashley's mill pond in Columbia county; to lay out a slate road from the town of Marshfield in Wood county through Wood and Mara thou counties via the postofllce of Rnyelville t ) Hutcheson’s Switch in Marathon county; to appro priate to Hugh Lewi* a sum of money; to legalize the acta of R. W. Million, a notary in Shawano county ; to authorize the sale or conveyance lor agricultural purpose* certain lands of Sturgeon May and hake Michigan ship canal and har bor company; to provide for laying mil a stale mad from Lincoln, Kewaunee e.onnly, to intersect iheCreeii May and Sturgeon May slate road nt Creen May; to amend the charter of Manitowoc: re lating to the preservation of li-h in Dales’ mill pond: to authorize Angn-tn* Larose to mainlaie . dam across Dry wood creel- in Chippewa county; lor the preservation of trout in the waters of Si. ('mix county. Tiliiitn.w, Feh. 2.H. Sr null'. In the Senate numerous remonstrances wi re introduced against the passage of No, Hid, S., a hill to lix the license fees of life insurance companies. Mill* passed authorizing the purchase of 200 of Webster’s dictionary for the public schools; to authorize the formation of manufacturers and miner* insurance companies: to authorize the sale of Reports of the Supreme Court now owned by (he Stale; relating to the drainage fund in the several towns. Assembly hill* were concurred in, to provide fur the free navigation of the Kicknpoo river; relating to the third trial of offenses upon information; to authorize Joseph Harris to build and maintain a pier ami dock in Sturgeon May, and to codify the laws relating to town insurance companies. The hill to encourage thn keeping of stallions in this Slate was indefinitely postponed. The Senate took a recess until 7:20 i'. M. Senator I Vice, as u special committee of one, to whom was referred the joint resolution providing for an am mlmeiil to the state constitution forever pmhih it in.” Iradie in intoxicating liquor.- within the slate, read an elaborate re port favoring the resolution. 'l'lie committee on hanks, hanking and insurance, to whom was referred the report of the committee on charita ble and penal institutions, recommend ing the refusal of ex-Uov. Washhuru's gift of the Kdgewood properly, for an industrial school for girls, reported ad versely upon the recommendation of the latter committee; they recommend ed the acceptance by the state of the proposed donation, and the putting the school into immediate operation, be lieving there existed a necessity for such an institution, and that the donation was a timely one. Hills were indefinitely postponed: to al low the right of conscience in matters of religions belief, in State institutions; relating to publication of Supreme Court decisions. Hill passed; appropri ating $ If),000 for the erection of build ings for the Milwaukee Industrial School for liirls; under suspension of rules; ayes, 215; noes. I. Tuuiisday, Keb. 2S(h, Aswithl;/. In the assembly a large number of remon strances were introduced: Against the passage of the hill taxing (hi l life insur ance companies. Senate bills were con curred in, to appropriate to the county lof Hodge SrhS.otl; to legali/.e the or ganization of school district No. ‘J of Millston; appropriating SlS.odd to insti tute for the blind; appropriating tjtS.tlOU to superintendent of public property for stationery; appropriating money to provide stationery and postage stamps; for the preservation of lish in tin 1 | waters of St. Croix; relating to ware ; house receipts. Assembly bills passed: For the relief of 11. N. Smith, warden of ! the state prison; repealing the charter of Mauitwwoe and Two Rivers plank 1 road company; amending charter of I the city of Manitowoc. The rest o' the j session was consumed in the committee jof t!u> whole on the general tile of hills. ! Fum.vv, March Ist -Snatr- In the j senate the following resolution was I adopted: UranlntUm relating to tin- revision of tho ► tnillles, the priiillni! of the hilt repotted there for, mid to l>rovitU> for (lie tneorpor itioiv of the general net* o this session therewith and to prevent eoiilllellng legislation 11)1011 the Mlhjen embraced lie rein unit rotating. also. to tin ml Jotltnmenl of the legislature. AVso/tyi/ t>i/ the el AKrinbty the Senate eonet/r ring, Thill the h II repor ed hv the reviser* ol the Hi nl lll h, entitled n hill to revise the general statutes. having been printed In piirsuanee of the provisions ol chut ter iKW of the Inns of is; 7, 110 printing of the same under the rule* is re nulled. Aoeidments lmy he ollereil at anv time hi either ren.ite or UHveinhlj , and the name ahull, unless a dllfereul reference he ordered. hr referrcil to lh Joint committee on revision. The harm; may h- offe red uh umenil nn-nO', or in the form of ro-o minus, iilriicilnif the mild rum ml the* to anu-ml T tint llio.lolnt i 'timmllti- on ilm Revision ol the Stalim-s. iin't iln-r with two of llm revisers to lor selirieil by Haiti rommlnee.shalliiifoiinnalf into and hitimonlzu with said revision,under the pr.i,.- fi tilli sand eliapteis. nml properly numbering iin- n-etlons, ul l aels passed al lids session which retail-lo any snhjei l nininiui'd io the n-vision and Hfi* ol fillui e apiilJiatloii, 'I hat said i'oiii iiill!i- shall i ins.,- lo he reprinted and Inserted into said revision shell shm is only as may he nee essary to Include all -imendiiMils or nliendlons. and tint repr men stieets snail lie Inserted in Uie:r proper places in the primed hid repotted li ick hy iliem: and Inal ihe stain I* inter shall inrnish to each house cop es ol each leprinled sheets I hat ; Ho ol her elltfl o smeiit or enrodniem of said Id i •had he necessary than lo reprin such sheets ias contain amendments or chunges, when the same shall In dnagv passed. I hit |he said I Ii > 111 . as reported hack hy llie coinmilte . slia 1 ‘ 1 not tie considered in senate an I as cmhl.v iihlil \ lull oilier L'cneial Idlls are disposed of; anil all i acts passeil al I his session which, sha it tie so m i or oraind Into -aid invasion, wilier in express | words i r in siihsiin en. shall he iiii-lnih il in me I ivpeulmo i lnipier Ihwi-ol'. and thereby upon llm passiiiiu ol llie r-vision and ns hiking ef. fact he repealed 'I lial llie I cgisliiuire shall d.s pose of lie Inisim ss liovv Indore il other loan lln-revision and tin n adjo in: and dial when n udjoimi, li adj-iiiin until die nlijlh day of April iiexl..ai 111 o'clock vi. 1 hut dnriiijr such recess, j ail c erks and sin piny es of the I wu houses, e.xcepl I llie elecU'd olllcers tileieol mid the clerk of llie I enmiiiliten on revision, he deemed disc liaised and j not eiilllled lo pay, I Iml said enmmittee on re v slim shall, during sui'li cnm|ilele Hi ir uxnmiiiiiilon of the revision, and iiicorporale therein, in siilistunce, and hanmini/u thweulth all I'idieiul laws passed at this session, and so chitiipre the revision. .as In give proper effect lo sneh general laws That iiiimiallalidy on neon veiling said committee report hack said hill wlili all aiiieiidinenis and changes leeoinmended hy iluuii, or ordered by the luglHluinre, together w Hi a prliiti'il report showing In what manner they have incorporated such general ,aws into the revision, and such other mailers as they deem Il necessary to report upon, • hat at such ad- Joarned se-slun no linsine-s hewiterliiiinal e.\i epi l e revision and such legMuilnn ns may he neces sary h> provide for die paid leal ion and dlstrl m lion ol the hluint es ns revised, ml necessary privileged business. ’I hat al shell adjourned ses sion the child clerk and sergeant-iil-ariiis of each house employ only such assistants as may he needed for llie hn-lliess Iheu hef re it, lo he de ternilned hy each house respectively w.,eu recon- Ten -d. Friday, Miirch I. Awonhhj. lutin' Asm lilbly lulls passed: To provide for the improvement of the .streets of .Milwaukee; lo rcmal .section 1, cli.iji ler I 14, laws of IS .), relating lo llie ehurter of Milwaukee; to provide for llie 1111 y 111 < 1 11 1, of labor In the lawful money of the United Slates; joint resolution amending llie constitu tion, providing for biennial se.-sious. Senate bills were coneurred in: relative lo tlie dispo-jtion of license money in the town Heewasknm ; lo authorize the town of I hi-liford to borrow money. Hills were indefinitely postponed: in re lation to sewerage in Milwaukee; amending elm pier I 14, laws of 1876, of tbeeliarler of Milwaukee; in relation to the sewerage system in Milwaukee; amending section 2, chapter 184, laws of 1874, relating to the charter of Mil waukee; anieiidingseelinn 1, chapter !!44, laws of 1870, relating to imp lest, of the dead; lo revise and consolidate the charter of the city of Sheboygan. Satiiriuy, March 1 Xemi/c.—ln the Senate a. large number of emonsl ranees were iiiLodueed against the passage of No. HIM, S . taxing life insurance com panies, Joint resolution, No. Id, S., to amend the constitution so as to prohibit the trallic in intoxicating liquors came up for consideration. <>ii diis resolu tion its passage would require a major ity of all Senators elected, mid il was re'used adoption by llie following vole: Ayr* St'iililni h Amin'\vh !*:•!v I'oid s, ( ;dii|i hcil, t ■ iiihiikt, 1 1 u.tujiw ;t', l.n|ir IVut • nn, Swam orn*y null Wuiuli 1.1. Xfnt malms Alien. mid, ViiuiDnio, I’n .1, (•Veil, Schneider a (I Wiiiiums ; MountHr mtf rutimr Semiloi> \mlersun, Ai nu ti :*rlt'ii, i litmus hiiiiKiii. litre, Kichiml 8-hi licliiidhhl. Mirl\t‘., ’rival. Va i .sclmek Wiui' ami o I l. Hills were passed to amend llie char ier of the cilv of Golumbu-; to lay out a boulcvarde in the city of Milwaukee; to amend the charter of the city of Chippewa Fulls; to legalize llie acts of the district attorney of Brown county; relating lo transcribing the Senate and Assenildy journals; to authorize W. H. Horn to build a pier in Luke Michigan; relating I t swamp and overflowed lands in the counties of Manitowoc and Cal umet; to appropriate to the Wisconsin State Hospital for Insane $80,87- for current expenses; relating to booms on the \\ isconsin river. Assembly lulls were concurred in; to appropriate to Hugh Lewis $176, ayes, 18: noes, 4; for the improvement of the Embarrass river; to legalize acts of the Rocky Mound Grange Company; to autliorizf the city of Manitowoc lo issue eertiicntes of indebtedness; to legalize olli dal acts of William Sliuiu way; to authorize cemetery associations to erect buildings for the purpose of holding burial services therein; lo legalize the ollieial acts of the hoard ol trustees of the Fienmn* Cemetery Association in Waupaca county; to authorize tlie commissioners of school ami university lands to convey certain lands to the Sturgeon Hay and Lake Michigan S up C mal and Harbor Com pany; to authorize the commi-sioners of school and university lands to loan a portion of the trust funds to the city ol New London: to authorize the com missioners ol school and university lands to loan a portion of the trust films to the town of Princeton, Green Lake county; Hills were indefinitely postponed: re lating o the cm plus inenl ol children in j faetoiies ami workshops in this stale; j relating lo town treasurers; to prescribe j tin- (Julies of town olllcers; to provide a ; phonographic reporter for the Dili jndi-1 cial circuit; to amend the charter ot , the city of Chippewa Fall- ; to incorpo- 1 rate the cilyol Ncillsville; to lay out a stale road from Heaver Dam Lake, Barron coney, to Butternut Station. Ashland county; to regulate district, ward ami grilled schools. Sattrday. March, -. —.1 xvwWi/. —In the assembly bills passed to amend an act in iclui >n to llie public sell nls in the city of Watertown; to amend chap* ter 804* laws ot 187 b relating to sheritls’ fees; to incorporate the city of Wua pnn. Senate 'ills wore concurred in: j 10 provi nt deceptive statements by in | surance compAiiies; relating to a dam on Little Wolfriver in Wanpacca coun ty. Hills were imletinitely postponed: to authorize the secretary of state to au ilit the claim of Nelson McNeil; relat ing to district, ward and graded schools; to incorporate the city of New London. A large number of remonstrances were presented against the passage of No. 608 A. to provide for licensing life in surance companies. Monday, March 4th.- - 'rnatr. — ln the senate a number of remonstrances were presented against the passage of the bill, taxing lib> insurance compan ies; a remonstrance against the passage of any taw exempting railway land,- from taxation; also a petition for an ex tension of the time for the completion of the North Wisconsin railway. Hills passed: to exempt the land.- of the North Wisconsin railway from taxation; to provide for the purchase of the cabi net and library of tin; late M. M. Strong, Jr.; to provide means to escape from hotels in cases of (ire; for the im provement of public, highways; to ap propriate SI OHO tn build a bridge across Hudalo lake in Marquette county. Hills were concurred in to re vise the charter of the city of Chippe wa Falls; to legalize the ollieial acts of U. W. Hutton, a notary public; for the preservation ol fish in Hrown lake, Racine county; relating to trusts; to authorize the loan ing of a portion of the trust funds to the town of Necedah, Juneau county; re lating to cemetery associations; to au thorize the city of Watertown to issue bonds to compromise its indebtedness; relating to taxing dogs; to legalize the acts of the hoard of supervisors of Chip pewa county in electing a superintend ent of the poor; for the preservation of game; relating to town officers and the powers and duties of towns. The bill to authorize Oconto county to issue bonds to construct a county jail was indefinitely postponed. 'flic bill relating to exemptions of mechan ics and laborers was also indefinitely pi istponed. Monday, March 4.- Awrmhlii. In the assembly ,i resolution was concurred in concerning freight and passenger trallic on railways. Hills were passed: To amend chapter 04 of the general laws of 1871, authorizing town super visors to construct drams in certain case-; to appropriate to school district No. 8, of the town of Highland, lowa county, a. sum of money; regulating the keeping and maintaining ol slaughter houses in this state; au thorizing the town of Plymouth, She boygan county, to bold its elections and transact its business in the city of Plymouth; relating to the preservation of game of the state; to laying out a state road from the town of Marinetti', Oeeilo county, to Big Snamico, Brown county, to appro priate the drainage fund in township No. -s, range 17 cast. Dour county, for highway purposes; for the preserved n of fish in tlic Kingston mill-pond, in Green Lake comity; to appropriate to I Thomas H. K gers a certain sum of I money; joint, resolirion relating to bankrupt act; asking the senators and i representatives in congress to secure a >nrvey of the head water <>f the St. (Croix. Senate bills were concurred in; ’Co amend act incorporating the Law rence Institute ol Wisconsin; to provide compensation for services of tin'presi dent pro t<’ni. of too senate; to amend law incorporating the city of Columbus. Hills were irdelinilely postponed; Re lating to highways upon town bounda ries. On motion of Mr. Kelly, the as sembly went into committee of the whole. Washington. Tilt; AHI.ISOTON KSTATH. Dispatches from Washington of the !!d inst. slab' that an argument was made yesterday at Alexandria, in the ejectment suit, of Gen. George Wash ington Cuslis Lee, son of R. E. Leo, against Fred. Kaufman, the United Stales superintendent of Arlington Heights, on the Virginia side of the river, near this city, and several hun dred freedman who now occupy the estate by license from the United States. The Arlington estate is at present the resting-place of the remains of upward of thirty-six thousand union soldiers. It is not the intention of Gen. Lee to disturb the cemetery part of the estate if the suit should be decided in his favor. He is willing to sell that portion of the estate to tliegovcrnmentat a fair price to he determined by a board of arbitration. Ho claims the land through the devise of Gen. Cnstis to the mother of the wife of R, 10. Lee. The government claims the estate by virtue ■ of a tax-sale certificate similar to those which have been dei lari and void by the United Slates supreme court. The case is being tried in the United Stales cir cuit court before Judge Hughes, .1, L. Lewis represents (he government, and L. U. Page the claimant. Mr. Page, in his argument yesterday, held that the plaiiitiireannol he ilepiived of his prop erly except by the veidict of a jury. Argument by counsel for the govern ment will be made to-morrow. tiu’kman s railway nit.i.. Washington snecials of March 4th say it is Sen. Thurman’s intention, at an early day, to press the consideration of his bill forcing the Union Pacific rail ioad to give the government good se curity for its indebtedness. Under the ruling of the supreme court the interest is not due until the maturity of the bonds. When this time comes it is folly to suppose that the government will ever realize the enormous sum that will be due at that period, for the rea son that the accumulated interest and amount of principal will aggregate a much larger sum than the entire roa i and its properties are worth. The Union Pacific railroad company, after lia.ing had the use of the road and its immense profits for years, WOULD THROW UP THU ROAD to the government rather than pay their indebtedness. Jay Gould is understood to be close pressed in carrying the stock of this road, and ho is here watching very closely any legislation looking toward forcing the road to pay its dues to the government. Any such result would undoubtedly depress the stock, and possibly prove his ruin. CONDITION* OF THE TREASURY. The following is a comparative state ment of the condition of the United States treasury on March 1, 1 and March 1, 187S: liulftlicort. ISTT. ;s:s. Currency S 9.123. 871 $ 2.6'J0, 705 Spec.iil fumt for re demption of fraction at currency 10,60’,00> pu ial deposit local tenders air redemp tion certificates of deposit at. 115, Olid 28.555,000 Coin pa. 263, TTI 131,515. I*6 Coin etrliflcatee 5.2, 146,700 4.-,456,0.0 Coin lees coin cerlill cates SI 1'7,071 8 3.862, 15*. Oiilstand’c called l)‘d 7.828,550 6.475,650 Ollier oatetamlinjf coin liabilities 9.070,572 5,,-’/j,020 OntslainliiiK legal ten ders 361, <139,481 348, MS. 084 Outstanding fractional currency ‘’4,434,42.) 17.190.69s OutslandUff silverruln 88,683,170 38,589,490 Total debt lees cash in t ruueii ry S, 088.781.143 S, 0 IS, 037,129 Reduction of debt tor February 5.070.47 P 3,250,887 Reduction of debt since .Inly 1 10,6*8,201 18,181,064 Market value of gold .. 104.87 101.87 Imports twelve months ending Jan 3 422.043,262 477,712,!00 Exports twelve months ending Jan. 31 803,418,763 622,167,51* OCT OF CASH. Washington telegrams of the 2nd inst. state that the following circular letter was sent by Com missioner Williamson, of the general land office, to-day, to 5U of the em ployes of that bureau, including LI) ladies: Want of appropriation to pry for necessary clerical force has foretd upon tlm honorable secretary of the in teri’ir the alternative of dismissing cr 'granting leave of absence, without pay, ton very large percentage of the forte of the utiice till such time as it may please congress to make such appro priation as will enable him to again avail the government of your services. The option of saying whether you will accept leave of absence without pay, or be discharged is imlortunately the only one that can be oli'ered. Those of you who accept leave will be required to slate in a letter to the commissioned that you relinquish all Jaim for pay during such leave. It deeply grieves the honorable secretary of the interior and myself to take action imperatively demanded of us under existing laws, hut it can no longer be avoided. THE MINTS READY FOR lII'S!NESS. Acting under instructions of the secre tary of the treasury and in anticipation of the silver bill becoming a law, (he directors of mints have been engaged several days making the necessary ar rangements for running the mints to their fully capacity on the new silver dollar in connection with which gold only will for some time be coined. It is probable a supply' of working dies will.be ready in about ten days, and in llie meantime silver bullion will pas. through all the process of put ling it into shape foi coining into dollars, except that of stamping and for which particular operation, the capacity of the mint is in excess of the other operations, so that in reality but little delay in coin age will be occasioned by the dies not now being ready. It is thought by tin middle of April the coinage of the silver dollar will be at the rate of throe millions live hundred thousand pet month. The supply of fractional sil ver coined tit the mints and ditl'erent treasury ollices, is sufficient to meet any demand likely to arise for several months to come. The mints are till in excellent condition with a skilled force of workmen, and every thing in shape to meet the large amount of coinage devolved upon them by the new law. THE SILVER mu. was to-day sent to the department of state by the speaker cf the house of representatives, with endorsements of the clerk of the house and secretary of the senate to the effect that the bill had passed nothwithstanding the veto of the president. THE mu. TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUE UK POS TAL SAVINGS DON 1)8 and for other purposes, introduced by Representative Thillips, has received the approval of a majority of the house hanking and currency committee, and will lie dually acted on by the commit tee next Tuesday. A prominent mem ber says the report in favor of its pas sage will lie nearly unanimous. the ruur-ii debt statement for February shows a decrease in the debt for the month of ird.L’ol),2o7, and the following balances in the treasury: Ciinrm'y.. $8,690,76.5 Spi-cml until tor redumption uf line liuiml cunviicv 10.1410,00.) Spci til ilt’iiow t of letril t.-nit.-rs for redumption ul certificate* ol deposit 3.8,555,000 Coin 131.318,'.W Inrliulintf ruin e< mill :ites IS 456,(42) UatMuiiding legal tender* 348.618,034 PREPARED FOR COINING THE SILVER DOLLAR. The secretary of the treasury has til ready prepared the necessary arrange ments for the immediate execution of the law providing for the coinage of sil ver dollars, so that there will bo no tie lay whatever in its operation. The sec retary has prepared a form of the silver certificate, and approved a device for the new silver dollar, which was sub mitted to him by the director of the mint. The department is therefore prepared to begin without delay the ad ministration of the new law. OniTUARY. R. W, Taylor, the tir-t comptroller of the treasury, was striken with paralysis this morning, while sitting at his desk, and died at home two hours afterward. Mr. Taylor was appointed by President Lincoln during the administration of Secretary Chase.