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    TUESDAT, ➢ECEMBER 22, 1.857.
L''Fiasr'Pda~•-Books on 'our Table; City
-liiiileni,rion."Sohn Ereckituldge;' English
' ef,Auditina ; The CitY; General News.
'''Yoilwrrt-IsianL-Charlei'lHaclniy'S Lecture—
The Song-,wf4ers_ of „ Englend; The Courts ;
to American-Heroism.
Ariebieg the arguments .used by ROBERT T.
::-WeittEgin - hia letter of resignation, against
the' tecompton Constitution, - one based on
':.4 - fact , not generally understood, but Which we
".:,deeni a' triumphantand unanswerable reply to
: ihoie w - ho'allege that the powers of the Con
' ;vention were sovereign, and that in conse
' Uhence of its failure to submit its work to the
,PeciPle,,Cpagreas - his 'no right to go behind
its' action, and to insist upon a ratification of
I'.tfie'Conictitutioie by those, whom it is designed
-- td,-;;ievere... - :We - allude to the fact clearly
'• - stated by him, as well as by Acting Governor
Araxiver in his recent message, that the people
~'. o fAfteen counties of Kansas had no opportuni
:` ty to vote for delegates to the Convention which
forined the 'Calhoun_ Constitution., Incredible
as -it may• appear that in a republican
---,-.:country in the nineteenth century, a Con
,iftitution should be imposed, upon a-people,
,•:::4Mt merely without being submitted to them
..f , forapproval, -but without a large proportion -
Arm having even had an opportunity of
i; - ,:initing.for the delegates who were to form it,
---'each- Is the state of the ease in Kansas. The
argrient by which the adoption of
thirLecompton Constitution is defended, is,
people had a chance to vote for dole
„,pmtes,-,,audthaithose. who failed, to vote have
`-;ltaerigiet rear',!oy:Omplain of the consequences
rieglect 14 statement only applies,
Piertion'eief the people of Kansas, who, it
- `-•% ; lifireeer; did enrage to vote. To the people of
; fifteen ,- out of the thirty-four counties it does
*JO( apply. Partisans of the Calhoun stamp
were appointed as sheriffs in; those
tiea • by the Territorial' Legislature, and by
-designedly refusing io take the-census and to
',,register the voters they Produced such a state
Of affairs that no person could vote. We
• advise our readers to „carefully peruse that
. ' portion of Gov: Wardria'S letter-which refers
to this subject. ,It strikes at the very root of
the Lecompton Convention, and clearly shows
that it had vitqt---not technicallefects in
the very substarice of its organization,” which
'could only cc be cured by the submission of
'the Constitution." The people of those
'fifteen counties did not all refuse to vote for
delegates. On the contrary, some of them
• wanted to elect representatives to the Convert
,: lion, but were deprived of all opportunity of
doing so. In some counties they did their
" 'hest to remedy the rascally conduct of their
, sheriffs by their own • voluntary action, and
even - elected delegates from three of the
';nonnties On thia'basis, but they were reject
.!ed -by, the
,Convention, and the people of the
' -other twelve counties of course clearly saw
tluit it would also be useless for them to act in
similar - manner. We have seen the memo
rial of the people of at least one of those
' Counties, clearly setting forth these facts, and
we have no doubt that it will form an import
ant part of the record upon which Congress
• must finally act upon the Lecompton Consti
If in Pennsylvania a Convention should be
called to feria a Constitution, and the people of
• thirty of the sixty odd Counties of the State
should have no chance whatever to vote for
the delegates, and then have no opportunity
to vote for or : against the Constitution, but be
. obliged to be governed by it, the case would
' be exactly similar to that in Kansas.
Such a methcid of establishing a fundamen
tal law as this was never adopted in any other
• portion of the Union.' It is utterly unprece
dented and indefensible, and no sophistry ca.
palliate or justify it. That such an infamous
—• :system of Constitution-making should be,
adopted in a Territory where, above all other
- places, the principle of popular sovereignty
should have been honestly and strictly ob
;served; almost surpisses human belief ; and we
,are astonished that 'Men-from any section of
the-Union can be found to advocate its rati
fication upon the floor of Congress.
our city Ara required, after the first of Jauntily
next, to publish weekly statements of their
condition. , Much valuable information, calcu
lated to guide business men in their opera
tions, is expected from these statements. We
- fear, hovieVer, that the) vague language in
which the bill is couched may defeat the inten
tion of the Legislature. It was notoriously.
'the design of the bill to impart to the public
not only the true condition of
_each bank, but
the true,aggregate condition of all the banks.
-This latter feature, unfortunately, a liberal
construction - of the bill does not require. The
I>ili reads :
Sac; 2. That, In addition to all statements and
retain now required by law, each and every bank
in the cities of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Ails
-glieny, shall, on the first discount day in January
vtext.and weekly thereafter,and every other bank in
this-Commonwealth on the same day, and monthly
thereafter, make up a statement, to be verified by
the oath or affirmation of the president or cashier
-thereof, showing, first, the amount of its loans and
disoounts; second, the amount of specie in the posses
sion of and owned by each bank, and the balance
-due from other banks, in distinct items; third, the
amount of its notes outstanding ; fourth, the amount
of deposits, including individual deposits, and
'balances due 'to other banks; which statement
shall be published in the next succeeding issue of
a newspaper of the county in which the bank it
located, or if tbere,be no newspaper in such coun
!ty, then in a newspaper of some neighboring eoun
.ty; and any violation of this law; or failure to com
ply with , its provisions, by any president or any
.cashier of any bank, shall be . a diedemeanor and
• each of the said officers shall,.uport conv i ction
thereof, be punished by a line of not less then five
'hundred delimt, nor more than one thousand dot
) arsoit the discretion of the court ; one half to be
given to the prosecutor and one-half to the county
in which sueh bank is located.
It will be seen that the banks of this cit
are not required to publish their condition,
all on the same day, but on the first discolint
- day in January next, and weekly thereafter."
Novi, as our banks have different days for die
count, they may snake up their statements and
'publish them on the different days, "and
weekly thereafter" on different days.
For instance, the North America, Philadel
phia, and Southiark discount on Mondays and
Thursdays; the Farmers and Mechanics', and
Commercial, on Tuesdays and Fridays; the
Penn Township on Wednesdays and Satur
days, and the Girard on Thursday only. And
by the law, they may commence making their
statements in January next, on their discount
days, and so continue "weekly thereafter."
and thus practically reOuce this provision of
. the bill, so far as regards a true knowledge of
their aggregate condition, on the same day of
the Week; tag mere nullity. -;
TheAvantageearfaintto the - public from
4 t96eldistatements of the banks are universally
admittedi-buf the most important feature is
'their aggregate Condition on the same day.
The bill,holdef•and depositor wants this
publicity, that hi may know how far he is se
,:0111 . 0; the stockholder, that he may know if
his capital Is safely managed; and the mercan
tile-classes whose prosperity always, and whose
Isolveney itself often, depend on the volume
of circulation, and the expansion and contrac
fon of •the aggregate of loans and discounts
demand it, that they may have some index to
guide them; where they have heretofore had
„ .
Not the least of the advantages which would
result from regularly-published statements of
the condition of all the banks on a specified
day and hour, would be to the banks them
selves. • They would then be able, for the
first time; to arrive at true knowledge of the
'condition of each other, and the public might
reasonably hope to observe something more
of regularity and system in their operations
BENTON'S late remark about
ti that the bad govern the good, and the weak
the strong," has' been but too truly proven
'very, reCently in our midst: Under the bliss-
flu state of ignoratice of the movements of the
banks which has heretofore existed; the mis-
managed insolvent 'Bank of Pennsylvania had
Influence enettgli • over the — other bankS to
wheedle 'thew IMO apiriing "an indebted
,.• peps fuller of nearly half a million of dol
, for mare than a montitbeftwe she broke.
Nor wait this the • first time her malign
finance was felt. It is now well known in dean-
elateireiee that four years ago she was com
polled to leau'oti the - other banks, and ro
iteatedly aftervrard. In hot, under the ad
ministration of idr.'.lo.l.teorin, she was forever
disturbing the iiosy Workinge ,of the banking
'system of this city, Bitch as it its, by the
grossest violations of the plainest rules - of
safety a course' 'which tho public could
know nothing of; the banks could only know
by feeling the consequences, and about
which they kept steadily mute. We are
aware' that so fur back as four years, one
bank had the spirit to protest at the set
tlement meeting (then held but once a week)
agabiet her undue ,expansion, and also, that
several of. the city banks, early in September
last, wore willing to expose her then, when
she again began to be unable to pay up her
balances of the exchanges in coin, but were
persuaded to let her go on. The fair promises,
and solomtt asseveratfons of her president im
posed on a majority of the banks for a long
time, and it was only when the securities he
had promised the other banks, if they would
continue to carry him along, wore absolutely
demanded, and were not produced, that the
insolvency, of the bank was revealed to the
other banks, and the extent of the deception
practised on them made known.
We trust that the Legislature will notice the
important defect we have pointed out in the
second section of the law, and that in the very
first week of the session they will so amend it,
that each city bank shall make up and publish
its true condition on the morning of Saturday
of each week, after its exchanges with other
banks hare been made, and before it shall be open
for new business.
The propriety of having the statement made
up aftertho exchanges shall be made, is too ob
vious to need argument or elucidation.
Would it not be well for our bank presidents
to meet and anticipate the action of the Legis
lature I They could agree among themselves
to make their statements up to the Saturday of
each week, embracing the exchanges of the
business of Friday. It would be a graceful
action on their part, and they cannot be on too
friendly terms with the public.
The commercialintelligence from England,
by the 4driatic, is but. a continuation of the
disastrous tidings which, during the last two
months, we have been receiving from Europe.
Though the Bank of France had again reduced
its rate of discount, and English Consols,
which were 89 a few weeks ago, were quoted
on the 9th Inst., when Alio steamer left Liver
pool, at 921, the commercial distress con
tinued in England, and failures, of houses hith
erto consideredemong the most solvent and se
cure, were reported daily. The Manchester
houses; we perceive, are suffering severely,
and yielding to the pressure. These firms
went In, very largely, for speculation, and (to
use a Manchester phrase) manufactured cot
on goods for all the world. Their greates
sales were in India and the United States.
The war in one place, and the commercial
break-down in another, have cut off the greater
part of their business, and they have ware
houses tilled With unsaleable goods. These
"Manchester men" (as they are called, in
contrast to the "Liverpool gentlemen") have
almost worshipped money, and nothing could
exceed the wasteful and ostentatious extrava
gance of their living. They were built up by
credit, bills, forced sales, sharp practice,
speculation, and trickery, and can ill bear
their present unexpected reverses.
The Bank Charter Indemnity Bill had near
ly passed the Commons, and would as rapidly
be forwarded by the Lords. Gold was com
ing into the Bank, in large amounts. The
City of Glasgow Bank, having a surplus, after
meeting all liabilities, was about resuming
business. All the English markets showed a
tendency to still lower prices.
Parliament bad voted an annuity of .£l,OOO
to Sir HENRY HAVELOCK, for his services In
India. As he is wholly unconnected with any
aristocratical family, the Government did not
intend giving him more than his paltry good
service pension of .£lOO a year. Public
opinion was so loudly expressed is his favor,
that, tardily enough, a large pension is not
given to him. Had HAvzLocw been a Rua-
SELL, a GREY, or a CAVENDISH, or even a rela
tive of that Lord PANMURE, who telegraphed
the Commander-in-Chiof in the Crimea to
"Remember Dowb," he would have been a
peer long before this time.
There is a week's later news from India.
HATELocii. still hold out at Lucknow, and Sir
Cows CAMPBELL probably tired of daily
luncheons and dinners with Lord CANNING,
who is a very slow conversationist—is reported
as on the march to succor him. The last Cal
cutta 4spAtchea,ara as lato a* I , Tovember,lst
Tliii:froop.shipii _acme—the - longest way round,
(by the Cape of Good Rope,) were beginning
to arrive at Calcutta. Delhi had been cap
tured, and Lucknow relieved, without the ad
ditional aid circuitiously sent from England.
In another page we give a curious article,
from the London Times, of December 2d,
which is very much in the " willing to wound
and yet afraid to strike" vein. Tho Times
thinks that the United States are going on con
siderably too rapidly—that though not very
old, as a nation, this country already exhibits
"signs of advancing age" pressing upon it—
that "another sign of advancing age" is the
necessity of putting down the Mormon rebel
lion in Utah, the cost of which will " swell
disagreeably the United States budget," and
that, above all, what is called Progress is
making dreadfully rapid advance with us.
Progress is the characteristic of our people.
Not a bad feature, after all, even the Times
has reason to know, seeing that but for our
" progress" in scientific machinery, Mr. Hoe's
lightning-press, on which the Times and the
Illustrated London News are printed, would
never have been Invented. To grow wiser as
we grow older, may be "another sign of ad
vancing age," but we are content to profit by
experience, without much apprehension that
it will very much deepen the wrinkles (to use
the Times' words) upon the forehead of Young
America. We can put down Mormon dis
affection, without any apprehension of being
unable to foot the bill when the cost is count
ed up, and the taunt about such a compara
tively small expense disagreeably swelling the
United States' budget, comes with no good
grace from the leading journal of a country
which is literally weighed down by Nino Hun
dred Millions sterling of Public Debt—one.
ninth part of which was incurred in the late
Crimean War, Which, after all, was brought
to a close by the dashing bravery of the French
It seems to us that in the English mind
there may he a little jealousy of the United
States. We have not been utterly ruined by
the crisis and the panic. Wo may not live
quite as fast as we used to do, (which of itself
is a great compensation), but " we still live,"
and the Old World still sends crowds of her
sturdy sons and daughters to increase our
In what condition, on the other hand, is
Englaudl„ The whole financial system of
banking broken into=trado failing all over the
United Kingdom—merchants suspending pay
ment, or running into bankruptcy—n war with
China; and a civil war in India draining trea
sure out of the country—week after week facto
ries, with theirhalf starved artisans either wholly
out of work or upon "short time," and the
poor-houses; despite their starvation-diet, so
crowded that it is impossible to receive half
the applicants for relief. It is all very well to
speak, pityingly, of our premature decay, but,
at the same time, let the Time., look at its own
country, where natural decay, caused by in
creasing exhaustion, is making palpable in
roads. As for - fancying this country in a fair
way to be ruined, we may use Shakspeare's
words and say " The wish was father, Harry,
to the thought."
137" It is not true, as stated in the Chicago
Press, that Judge DOUGLAS voted for the con
firmation of General DENVER as Secretary to
Kansas in place of Mr. STANTON, removed.
Mr. Dotiatas was not in the Senate at the time
the vote was taken, having been called out
suddenly on a matter of great Importance.
Mn. G. W. CURTIS, of Now York, is to de
liver the second leotiire of the course before the
People's Literary Institute, this evening, at the
Musical Fund Hall Subject: " Sir Philip Sidney
the Gentleman." lie writes that he will leave
New York in the morning train to mako auto of
not again disappointing.
and elegant books will be eantbaued ibis evening,
at Thomas & Son's auction rooms,
large, sale this evening, including tiret•olase pro
perty, Market street, Chestnut and Tenth streets,
Ninth street, the Yellow. Springs, ao. See este.
lopes and advertisements,
have recently been 'allowed to examine
an oxtract from the log of the United States
steamer Wabash, recently built- at this port,
and now attached to the hems squadron, being
the only one of the new frigates that has been
in active service since her trial trip. We con
fess our surprise that so hirge a vessel could be
propelled at such a speed with so small a
quantity of coal. On a recent cruise she was
wider steam one hundred and two hours, with
the following results:
Average revolutions per minute 42 6
pressure of steam in pounds 10.5
" vacum in inches 27
" coal per hour in pounds 2631
With this moderate consumption of coal, a
ship of 3,500 tons, drawing 22 feet, made an
average speed of n . knots per hour under
steam alone.
This result has not been equalled by any
steamer of equal size in the world, and a direct
comparison made between the Wabash and
two English screw steamers, at Aspinwall,
gave her an advantage of 25 per cent. in fuel.
This result is, no doubt, owing to the supe
rior working of her engineers, as indicated by
the vacuum of twenty-seven inches, which
was superior to that of the English steamers,
and has not yet been attained by any of the
other screw-steamers built by our Navy De
partment at the same time. The boilers of
the Wabash (Manris's patent) are, withbut
doubt, superior to thosb used on the English
steamers. It must ho a source of great satts.
faction to every Philadelphias that this ship,
our last production, is every way worthy to bo
classed with the Mississippi, which was our
first naval steamer. The latter has, for fifteen
years, been the pride of our navy, and has
recently departed on her second East Indian
Tho IVabash, under full steam, makes her
ton knots, and with steam and sail has made
Deficiency Dill—Officers operated upon by the
Naval Coarts—Small Receipt• from Cullom',
[Correspondence of tho Press
WAsumaroN, Deo. 21, 1857
The deficiency bill for the present fiscal year
will, because of the present peculiar relations be
tween the Mormons and the United States, and of
other matters, be an unusually largo one. The
Secretary of the Treasury has not as yet sent to
Congress his estimates for this measure, and he
will not be able to do so until the War Depart
ment and the Administration have determined
upon the plan of the spring campaign against the
rebels - of Utah. Tho regular army appropriation
hill for 1858 appropriates from and after the 30th
of June next. When the army appropriation
bill for the present fiscal year was passed our
relations with the people of Utah were not
of the hostile character that they have as
sumed sines. It was thought that there would,
sooner or later, bo a difficulty between them and
the United States Government, but this result was
not expected so suddenly. The consequence is
that the large army supplies demanded for instant
action, on the part of the Secretary of War, will
be embraced in this deficiency bill.
Tho greatest deficiency will probably be in the
Quartermaster's Department. There has boon a
great deal of transportation across this plains, much
more than was anticipated. I have no doubt that
Ave or six millions of dollars will be asked for by
General Jesup.
It is supposed that tho President has sent in his
decisions in many eases tried by the naval courts,
and the friends of the °Moors retired, furloughed,
and dropped era much exercised as to the probable
determination of the Senate. The sympathy of
members and citizens seems to be rather for the
officers whose commissions were operated upon by
the late retiring board than for the members of
that board.
The receipts Into the Treasury from all sources
continue to be one-half or one-third less than the
It is expected that the issue of treasury notes
asked by the Secretary of the Treasury will serve
to revive trade and the receipts from customs be
fore spring.
The following officers, affected by the action of
the Retiring Board, have been nominated to the
Senate for restoration to the active list or other
wise, in pursuance of the recommendations of the
Courts of inquiry:
Captain—Joseph Smith. from leave pay.
Commanders—Joseph R. Jarvis, leave • James
Glynn, leave; Robert Ritchie, leave; C. Ring
gold, leave; Isaac S. Sterrett, furlough; Robert
D. Thorburn, leave; Samuel Lockwood, leave;
Wm. S. Ogden, dropped ; John Calhoun, leave;
and Murray Mason, furlough.
Lieutenants—Wm. E. Runt, furlough; M. F.
Maury, leave; James S. Palmer, leave; Robert
Randy, furlough; Henry Welke, furlough; Lewis
C. Sartori, furlough; Fabius Staniy, furlough; J.
N. Moffett, furlough; A. D.
A s
drentss- rep a ,
h r fu , r .icg rav, i f ir uftri ti . - :7
f — url m ough ; A e L th er s'
dropped ; and George A. Stevens, dropped,
Masters—Augustus McLaughlin, dropped; W.
W. Low, leave
Passed Midshipmen—J. Reward March, drop
ped; James S. .Thornton, dropped; Edward C.
Grafton. furlough.
The following named officers on the reserved
list have been transferred from furlough to leave
pay: . .
Captains--Jesse Wilkinson, Thomas N. Newell
N. K. Latimer, John 11. Graham, and Wtn. In
Commanders—Chnrles T. Platt, Henry Brace
and Chas. 11. Jackson.
Lieutenants—Peter Turner, G. G. Williamson,
Simon B. Bissell, John J. Gineson, Henry A.
Steele, Wm. Chandler, James hf. 0111iss, John P.
Parker, E. C. Bowers, A. S. Baldwin, Wm. B.
Whiting, and M. C. Marin.
Master—R. Clarendon Jones.
Passed Midshipman—Samuel Pearce.
The following named officers dropped have been
transferred to the reserved list:
Lieutenants—W. A. C. Farragut, leave ; B. W.
Meade, furlough, and Thomas Brownell, furlough.
Master—Julies S. Rohrer, leave.
Passed Midshipman—N. T. West, leave.
No change has been made in the position of the
following officers, who:moues have been considered
by the court:
P. P. Voorhees, furlough; S. Paine, furlough;
C. Boorman, leave ; William Janessen, leave;
T. R. Oednoy, furlough ; J. S. Stone, leave ; John
S. Nichols, furlough ; A. 11. Long, furlough ; Wil
liam Green, furlough; T. G. Benham, leave;
0. Bullus, leave; T. D. Shaw, leave ; John Man
ning, leave ; J. M. Watson, furlough; W. D. Porter,
furlough ; J. C. Carter, furlough ' • S. B. Bissell,
furlough; A. 11. Kitty. furlough; A. Gibson, fur
lough; George R Gray, furlough; Ilenry C.
Flagg, furlough ; D. Lynch, furlough ; 11. N. Har
rison, furlough; C. 11unter, furlough; J. Doyle,
furlough ; R. B. Rioll, furlough ; Henry Rolando,
furlough; M. C. Perry, furlough; F. A. Parker,
furlough ; J. F. Abbott, furlough ; Wm. B. Fitz
gerald, furlough, and R. M. McArann , furlough.
The following are dropped—lL H. Rhodes, L.
Pennington. W. If. Noland, D. F. Dulany, J. B.
Walbaoh, W. A. Bartlett. S. C. Barney, A. C.
Rhind, Peter Wager, and John P. Hall. X. Y.
The ballet of notion called the " Golden Horse,"
produced at the Academy of Music, is by far the
beet thing we yet have had from the Ronzani
troupe. It was originally produced in Italy,
nine years ago, as " II Cavallo d'Oro," and had
groat success. At Now York, it won a brilliant
triumph. It does not keep a consistent legendary
story, all through, like " Faust," but a thread of
legendary lore does run through it. Rending the
book of the ballet, with unlimited faith in its high
flown descriptions, you get in the condition of the
Marchioness, in "The Old Curiosity Shop," who
informed Mr Richard Swivoller that orange-pool,
infused in cold water, might pan for wine, by an
effort of imagination, if you only shut your eyes.
Here, it is necessary to keep them open ("wide
awake") to realize that the parsing scene was what
the ballet-hook represented it Who. However, the
scenery was splendid, the costumes magnificent,
the dances 'varied, and the dancing itself the best
we over saw on any stage. Not alone did Louise,
Lamoureux surpass her former excellencies, but
the Prateci sisters, Serafinii Cecohotti, Emma San
tolini, and Filippo Baratti contributed greatly to
the success of the ballot. A Chinese dance, very
amusing and admirably (almost) acted, was so muoh
applauded that the quintotto who performed had
to answer two calls to re-appear and receive
publio approbation. Though the night was wet,
the Academy was full.
The D'Angri-Vieuxtemps musical performances
went off very well yesterday, at Sansom Street
Hall. This day, at one o'clock, their farewell
concert will be given. Madame D'Angri, Madame
Carioli, Miss Milner, Mr. Purring, Signor Rocco,
and Signor Gassier will sing; Madame Mario
Garnaux will play en the piano-forte, Mr. Vieux
temps on the violin, and Signor Rletzer on the
violoncello. This is, undoubtedly, the most varied
and attractive concert given for a long time in
Musical Fund Hall. The fifty-cent admission rule
is adhered to.
evening, at New York, Haydn's oratorio of " The
Creation" was produced at the Academy of Music,
the soprano singers being Madame de la Grange
and Miss Milner, with Herr Formes as the hoes,
and Mr. Ernest Purring as the tenor. We aro not
surprised to learn the hence was crowded, at opera
prices, that clergymen and many of the religious
community were present, and that the oratorio
was enocessful beyond all precedent or expectation.
It is the intention of those who got up this per
formance, to give, not only "The Creation," but
also Handel's " Messiah," in this city, in the
course of next month. Madame D'Angrl will
etng iu "The Messiah," we believe, and the Ilan.
del and Haydn Society will supply efficient
choruses. We may bore state that there is
little prospect of the operatic °emptily from New
York appearing this season at our own Academy of
Music. The intention (could arrangements have
been made with Mr. Marshall) was to have also
produced the following operas,
which have notyet
bean given by the Mareteek troupe:
Semiremie, .lidgolotto, Reliant in Algeri, Robert.
le-Diable, and Don (liovannl ; German—Martha,
ridelio, and Der Freischuts ; English —Sonnnm
hula, and oratorios. The principal vocalists would
have been Madame de la Grange, Madame
d'Angrbildiss Milner, Herr Formes, Mr. Peering,
and Signors Labocetto, Bossier, Brignardi, and
Rocco. We understand that Mr. Lumley, lessee
of her Majesty's Theatre in London, will visit this
Country in 1858, with a full opera troupe.
Death of Mr. Harry Mott.
Pow]; Jenvio, Pa.,ll:leo. 21, 1857
We have to lament the lots of Mr lltinny Mom
who died at ten u'olook this morning. Ile was a
ton of Colonel MOST, our much-rempeoted Canal
Commi3sioner, to whom this fatal intelligence will
be a great blow.
U. S. CAPITOL, WAsnuearem,
December 21
Mr. Watonr, of New Jersey, introduced a bill
to continue the improvement of the harbor of New
ark, New Jersey ; which was referred to tho Coln
mittoo on Commerce.
Mr. limas, of North Carolina, submitted a joint
resolution, which wee adopted by a vote of 31 yeas
to 12 nays, providing that when the two Bousers
adjourn on Wednesday, it ehall 'be to meet ngath
on the 4th of January.
Mr. WILSON, of Massachusetts, introduced a bill,
granting 1,000,000 acres of land Tor the benefit of
the free public schools in the District of Columbia.
Mr. Diabrin, of Pennsylvania, addressed the
Senate, vindicating the President's policy in the
Kansas portion of the message. lie said .
No one regretted more than himself to perceive
that the discussion on the Kansas policy of the Ad
ministration was to bo precipitated upon the Se
nate end the country. lie preferred to avoid dis
cussion until the result of the election on the Ida-,
very clause had transpired, and until Kansas
should present herself for admission as a State.
But the Senator from Illinois (Mr. Douglas) made
a different policy necessary and proper, and no
alternative woe left to the friends of the Adminis•
tration but to respond.
In his opinion, the great speech of the ,Senator,
with all duo respect, was, after all, a huge struc
ture resting on a very unsound and insufficient
foundation ; and what was still more extraordi
nary, it was sustained to no inconsiderable extent
by the some authorities and ideas whioh, to his
(Mr. Bigler'e) understanding, had been used 'on
former and similar occasions against him by the
enemies of the Democratic party.
Ile could not understand why the Senator from
Illinois should have shown PO mach willingness
to weaken public confidence in 'the policy of the
men of his awn party, whom he assisted to place
in power; and who, at this critical moment, wield
the only funotions of government capable of main
taining the public peace In Kansas. l ie could dis
cover no purpose of public policy, the attainment
of which required the Senator to do these things,
nor to deal in ungenerous criticisms of the views
of the President. The allegation that the vene
rable statesman had fallen into "fundamental
error" ns to the meaning of the Kansas and Ne
braska bill, and the purposes of its authors, because
he was not in the country at the time of its pas
sage, was not worthy of the Senator, though it may
have served to incite momentary gratification on
the other side of the chamber; but on neither
side, nor in the country, will the sentiment meet
with a respectful response when the influence of the
hour shall have yielded to sober reflection. The
honorable Senator from Illinois was not in the
country when the Declaration of Independence was
enunciated, nor when the Constitution was made;
and yet be claims to understand both these Inert's.
meals and the purposes in view by their authors.
Is this Kansas law more difficult of comprehension?
Perhaps it Is. At all events, it his certainly re
quired more explanation at the hands of its au
thor; and it might seem that, so long as he finds it
necessary to explain what be meant, every month
in the year, be could afford to pardon the Presi
dent for the commission of oven "fundamental Or
' ror." But what would the Senator say respecting
the views of the late President, who' was not out of
the country when the law passed, but participated
in every stop of the struggle that gave It existence.
Ile certainly understood the question, and he (Mr.
Bigler) had sufficient authority for saying that he
agreed with his successor in the Kansas policy;
and, consequently, differed from the Senator from
What did the Senator uman,..b,T assuming that
the Kansas policy of the message was not an Ad
ministration measure? Did he mean that the
Cabinet do not agree with the President? Ile
(Mr Bigler) understood differently. Cr did he
moan that the Administration, having laid down
its policy, will not hold that those who assail and
denounce that policy do not oppose the Adminis
tration? There was certainly _no room for misun
derstanding on this point. If 'he meant that he
does not gee clearly what that policy is, Mr. Big
ler could tell him ; upon this occasion he need
not doubt the tacourasy of the explanation. Tho
Administration having, from the beginning, main
tained the Territorial laws of Kansas ; having
sanctioned the authority of the Territorial Lops.
lattice to well a Convention of delegates to ho
°looted by the people to make a Constitution and
State Government, and having exercised all Its
powers to secure to the people a fair opportunity
to make their domestio Inetitutions " in their own
way," it would be Improper to 'prejudge and die
card the action of that Oonventionbefore it had boon
fully developed ; and further, that when Kansas
shall have presented herself fur admission as a
State, her Constitution being republican, and the
people having had a fair opportunity of making a
free or slave State, as indicated in the organic net,
and as required by the general understanding of
the whole country, it will be ooneidered a sufficient
reason to object to the admission of the State, that
the ordinary forms of the Constitution, about which
there was no dispute, and which may be changed
at any time the people may desire, where not sub
mitted to the test of a popular vete. The people
of Kaneas bad a right to do this in their own way.
The way it has been done is their own. But if In
this, or in any other partieular,illie delegates lhave
acted in bad faith or hart Abused the powers
are reipoludiele to theper2ple,
and net to Congress or to the Administeation.
Mr. BIOLER said he had before him the hill re
ported by Mr. Douglas on the litho( March, 1858,
providing for the admission of Kansas as a State
into the Union, the third section of which reads as
follows: That the following propositions be, and
the same are hereby, offered to tbo said Convention
of the people of Kansas, when formed, for their
free acceptance or rejection, which, if adopted by
the Convention and ratified by the people at the
election for thb adoption of the Censtitution, shall
be obligatory upon the United States and the said
State of Kansas." The bill rim:tin place by the
Senator from Georgia ' (Mr. Toombs,', on the 11th
of July, and referred to the Committee on Terri
tories, contained tho 'same section, word for word.
Both of these bills were tinder consideration at
the conference which bad been referred to ; but
when the Senator from Illinois reported the
Toombs bill to the Senate the next morning, it did
not contain so much of the third section as indi
cates to the Convention that the Constitution
should be approved by the people. The words
"and ratified by the people at the election for the
adoption of the Constitution" had been stricken
out. Who struck these words out, or 'nr what pur
pose wee it done, were questions which it was not
for him to answer.
The Senator assumed the other day that where.
ever the law is silent on the subject. the inference
is in favor of submission ; but a full examination
of the precedents bearing on that point has shown
him that the converse of the proposition has the
weight of authority, and that which he had laid
down on the rule of precedent has never happened
in a single instance.
Mr. DmLen proceeded to reply to the other
loints in Mr. Douglas's speech. lie Sustained the
egality of the Leoompten Convention, and, in the
'bourse of his remarks, said ho could, not foretell
what his notion would be on the question of admit
ting Kansas under the Constitution. The ease w as
not fully made up. A very largo and dangerous
power was in the hands of those who ate to conduct
the election on the slavery article. They may
abuse it. If so, the result could not he recognised.
But if the election shall bo conducted fairly, he
should vote for the admission of Kansas as a State.
with eitlier a free or a slave Constitution, because
he thought that would settle the controversy and
give peace to Kansas and the country. If the in
stitutions should not suit thepeople, they could be
altered more easily and setisfactorily with Kansas
as a State than as a Territory.
Mr. DOVUI,AB, of Illinois, replied, saying that
ho had no fault to find with the Senator from
Pennsylvania for making a series of attacks on
his consistency, while omitting to Rumor his ar
guments. Some persons had furnished him with
tho records of the votes of the Senator oh the Wil
mot proviso, and some former speeches Malice to
Kansas matters. He know not whether hey were
true or false, but what had they to do
,with the
question now presented ? in did not usderstand
the motives for ransacking the public records and
newspapers, and picking up every little scrap to 800
what his course has been for twelve years past nu
the subject of slavery. Suppose it was true, that
in 1818 he was in favor of extending the Missouri
Compromise to the Pacille ocean, as recommended
by Air. Buchanan in his letter the year preceding,
and supposing it is true that in 1851 he introduced
a bill for the repeal of that compromise,l which
the President says he now approves, 411 those
things aro not material to the argument. The
true issue was whether popular sovereignty, to
which the President and himself were pledged,
should be violated in Kansas. lie thought the
Senator from Pennsylvania showed a want of can
dor and fairness in quoting from his Sprhigneld
speech, and omitting to quote what ho said on the
name subject the other day, which was perfectly
In harmony with his previously expressed opinions
He thought (lovernor Walker was authorized to
say what he did in his inaugural mistress by
the Instructions of the President and his Cabinet,
to demand that the Constitution be subditted.
and unless submitted it should be regarded as bull
and void. lie was not aware that lao ismer
Walker had interfered in the slightest clogs e ex
cept in pursuance of these instructions. Ile hover
supposed that the agent was to ho denounced for
obeying instructions, and the principal appliuded
for giving them. He admired the manliness of the
President in assuming the responsibility to, give
them, and only regretted that the President pro
poses. from motives of expediency, to accept the
Constitution without a ratilloation by the people,
although he admits it ought to ho submitted, If
it is right to submit it, lot it bo submitted. Lot
policy and expediency take care of •themselves.
lie complained that the Senator from Pennsylvania
seemed disposed to put him in a false position.
The true teat is, the Constitution must bo endorsed
by the popular will. If not, it must be rejected.
The only true way of ascertaining whether the
Constitution is accepteble or riot is to submit it to
the people.
Mr. Thot.un explained that he did not say that
Mr. Douglas maintained the ground that, an
enabling net was necessary in all eases, but that ho
had taken ground that it was necessary in the
case of Kansas. The Senator from Illinois bas
disposed of his own argument, in saying that he
was not always consistent, and that a wise seen
will always change his views whenever ho thinks
himself wrong.
Mr. DOUGLAS wanted to know by what authority
Mr Bigler said the Loeompton movement was an
Administration measure The President's mes
sage does not say so. Ilad he any Meier authority
on which to base his arguments than that docu
Mr. ilioLitrt replied that he had made the de
duction from the message, and from that he know.
In addition, he did not assert in terms what the
Lecompton movement was an Administration men•
surd, but sold the Administration held the move
ment no legal, se far as It hos progressed. Bow
could the President make nnelt a recommendation
prior to the result of the vote, which; ac he sap
in his message, he in waiting for?
Mr. DOUGLAS repeated that hi should like to
know what other Entree of information Mr. Bigler
had, as that Senator had that much advantage of
Mr. BIOLER said ho was :net at liberty to say
this was an Administration nicasure,and allow Mr.
Douglas to define what it is.
lltri'Doutznas again wanted - do know what these
other sources information were, which autho
rized the Senator to read men out of the party for
not sustaining that,measure.
Mr. DICILen denied that he said one word about
reading men out of the party. Did Mr. Douglas
mean to make no issue with the Administration ?
When be makes an issue, cannot no tell what .it
is ?
Mr. DOMILAS. The Senator did not use the
words, hut he insinuated strongly to that effect.
Ile seemed to be carrying out the system which
has been pursued for the last few weeks, by every
pensioned letter-writer intimating that "bangles
had deserted the Democratic party, and gene over
to the Republicans."
Mr. liftmen. Ideny any such accusation; I
said that the Senator's position excited a momen
tary gratification on the other side of the cham
ber, and regret on this side.
Mr. DOCGLAS replied that he had been denoun
ced by men who were willing to sink the Admiuis
tration for the purpose of killing eir Northern
men. That every press which can be controlled
'is 01118 controlled, in Undeniable. Rut look at
nineteen-twentieths of the independent press—
those g which do not depend on the Government
for support—they are with him in sustaining the
DeknOoratio patty, and the Cincinnati platform.
,But the few who aro not allowed to speak for them
selves are endeavoring to drive him where they
'could not drive him—to desert the principles
averred and maintained by the Democratic party.
He wanted to know whether every man is to be
driven out of the party because ho does not coin
cide with the President on the questions of the Pa
cific Railroad, and the bankrupt law as applied to
Mr. Bmi.Ert responded negatively.
Mr. DOITOLAS resumed. Then, if every one of
the gentlemen around him was at liberty thus to
dissent from the President on the questions of the
bankrupt law, the Pacific Railroad bill, the tariff,
and other measures, was ho not permitted to judge
,for himself on the subject of the Lecompton move
ment? Ile did not understand the extraordinary
desire to strike the blow which would either Crip
ple him and drive him out of the party, or snake
the country believe ho bad left the party. Would
the Senator from Pennsylvania endorse every re
commendation in the President's massage, and my
ha is prepared to carry it out ?
Mr. Oman replied that it wee not at all pro
bable be agreed with every sentiment of the Pre.
sident. He had no desire to lay down is rule by
which the Senator should be read onto(' the party.
Mr. DOIJOI.AS wished to know if the Administra
tion did not regard no wanting in party fealty those
who refused to sustain the Lecompton movement.
Mr. BIOLER replied that he could not go any fur
ther into tho babied. He had endeavored to ex
press his views with ail the clearness of which be
was capable. If the Senator thought proper to as
sume that this was a party measure, end that he
was out of the party because be differed from the
sentiments'of the Administration, that was hisown
business. He (Mr. Itigler) had laid down no such
Mr. Docobss replied that the Senator from
Pennsylvania had informed the Senate that he
had other sources of information regarding the pur
poses of the Administration in making this a par
ty measure. Ile believed that the charges made
that he was going over to the "Black Republi
cans,' were made by mon hostile to him, and ac
tually hostile to the Administration. They wore
persons who desire to got him into a false position,
for ulterior purposes. Ile did not mean men,
whose claim to the confidence of the Democratic
party were not superior to his own, should read
him out of the Democratic party. A report is be
ing circulated everywhere that the President is
prepared to put the knife to the throat of every
men who dares to differ from the Administration,
and think for himself on this question. Ile be
lieved those who circulate such reports are one
toles to the President, and ho wished to give his
friends an opportunity of denying the charge.
Mr. BIGLER. Who makes the charge?
Mr. DOUGLAS. The newspapers of the country
are full of IL The Senator seemed to make his
argument as if I were outside of a healthy Demo
cratic organization. Ido not recognise the right
of that Senator, or anybody oleo on earth, to expel
Mr. BtuLan. In no shape or form have I been
laboring to put the Senator outside of the party.
It is true, I did show that, on this question of
slavery,,the Senator did not always hold the lame
position, but I did not say that any noon who dif
fered from the Administration on this subject was
no Democrat.
Mr. Dountits. I stated that when I changed my
opinion I changed it in correspondence with that
of tho President In both cases. If that would
load me oat of tho party it would lead mo in very
good company. (Laughter.) If the President end
Dousocriitio party stick to their platform, we can
move along harmoniously ; but I shalt at all events
maintain my opinions. I shall take all proper
occasions to vindicate the great principle with
which my public life is Identified. I hope, in the
discussion of this question, that Senators will lot
me alone as regards my consistency, and as for my
prospects let time determine.
Mr. STUART, of Michigan, then obtained the
floor, when the further consideration of the subject
was postponed.
Tho Senate then passed the House resolution,
proposing to pay the arrearage of the salary of
snombers at the commencement instead of at the
end of the sessions of Congress, and the sum of
nal) per month, each, during the session.
Tho House resumed the consideration of the
treasury note bill.
Mr. ABBOTT, of Maine, MS altogether opposed
to the measure, because it was not necessary at the
present time. Ile was not in favor of converting
the General Government into a great National
Bank, for the purpose of circulating paper money
to the extent of twenty millions of dollars. He
would protect the national honor and credit, hut in
a way least injurious to the people. Such an issue
as is proposed by the bill would, he believed, pro
long and aggravate the present commercial em
barrassments, and as a measure of relief. he sug
gested a curtailment of unnecessary expenses, and
the abolition of sinecures, The would
taus ha relieved to the extent of more than twenty
Lzrenr.n, of Virginia, said that Mr. Abbott
would find that Democrats wore willing to reduce
the expenses of the Government where it could ho
done without prejudice to the public interests. Ile
proceeded to show that n pressing necessity exists
for the issue of treasury notes, and mentioned that
the Treasury was deprived of the receipt of $lO..
000,000 of duties on $10,000,000 to $30,000,000 of
goods, now in the public warehouses in the various
Mr. BANKS ' in reply to one of Mr. Letcher's
points, said th at if the latter and his friends would
take the negro question out of the controversy and
attend to the business of the white mon, there
would be no snob surplus in the Treasury as in 1853
and 1851. Ile took Issue with the President, de
nying that paper money had produced the prevent
financial disasters, and expressing some views on
hard money. Mr. Leteher replied that the gen
tleman would soon be in the Governor's chair of
Massachusetts, and he should look with considera
ble interest to his views on hard money. lie
should expect him to go to the very root
Mr Bases responded that wherever he should
be, he would recommend, and contribute. so far
as is in hie power, to effect a radical reform In this
scatter. It' the gentleman from Virginia (Mr.
botcher) suppoied he should ark the bunkers of
Massachusetts to restrict the issue of paper money.
he would be met with the reply : " As the General
Government will not forego the issue of paper
money ; there Is no reason why we should do it."
Mr. LETCEET: denied that the bill proposed to
make a paper currency, nor did it establbh a debt.
If it converted the Government into a bank, a
different note would be sounded from the other
side of the hall. where It would meet with recom
mendation, while the Democracy would be ar
rayed against it.
hlr. LOVEJOY, of Illinois, said this was a decep
tive bill, but ho would not characterize it as freed-
. . . .
ulent, in the legal sense of the term. The bill pro
posed what is called a loan, but in reality it de
signs converting the Government into a great
"shin-plaster" machine, to fill the country with
Irredeemable paper money, which has always pro•
fessedly been distasteful to the Democracy. The
generous soul of Democracy hos left that carcass,
and has entered and now nnimatos the true Mier
sonian Democracy—the Republican party. The
supposed plates for the treasury notes had already
been prepared, with the likeness of the President
on one end, and that of the Secretary of the Trea
sury on the other, with the motto, " Thanks to the
Sub•Trensury, the Government has not failed."
Ito urged various objections against the bill,
contending that there is 110 necessity for a loan
Re wanted to build the Government on the rock of
hard money, or paper representing dollar for dol
lar. Re wanted to know where the money is to come
from, and whether any part of it was used to force
the infamous lam and despotism on the people of
Kansas, and enforce the Lccompton Constitution
nt the point of the bayonet.
Mr. Li:Telma inquired whether Mr. Lovejoy was
aware that the people of Kansas were to vole to
day. Therefore, the money could not be used for
that purpose.
Mr. Love toy replied that the party there had
played such fantastic tricks as made heal on blush,
and the other place rejoice. [Laughter.] Tyrants
always want money, and he could only compare
this Administration to that of Phillip the Second.
Ito charged on the ahem-Democracy, end warned
the people of the fact, that an attempt woo now
made by it to convert the country into a despotism,
and limo Treasury Deportment into a great N citionni
Ronk. Tho President is gradually sliding into it,
and when he fully succeed+, the Democracy will
swear they always favored a bank.
Mr CAMPBELL, of Ohio, intended to support the
measure, with such modifications and guards as
should be thrown around it, whether In the form of
a loan or of treasury notes Dot when they were
about parsing a bill for an outstanding debt of
twenty millions, it struck him ns a part of wisdom
they should make a provision for the redemption
of the bonds. The gentleman from Illinois, (Mr.
Lovejoy,) In his suggestion of direct taxation, had
stolen the thunder of the gentlemen 'rota Missis
sippi and South Carolina.
Mr. Canpnr.m, wanted to know from them when
they intend to renew their proposition from the
last Congress.
Zlr. QUITMAN, of MiSSlSSirpi, said ho would do
so' at tho proper time, as direct taxation was the
only means of flopping corrupting influencos on
the Treasury, whether it be in a plethoric or an
oxhausted condition.
Mr. Borer., of South Carolina, remarked that that
subject was ono very dear to his heart, end he and its
friends had it under consideration, and would
press it at the proper time in hope of its adoption.
Ho trusted that the time would come when the doe-
trine of free-trade would prevail, with no duties
whatever on imports, and the support of the tiol em
inent be by direct taxation alone.
Mr CAVPBELL resumed : Ito believed with the
doctrine of the fathers of the Republic, and which
the President had never repudiated. that the
tariff should bo framed with the view of raising
means for the economioal support of tho Govern
ment, with a discrimination for the purpose of
protection. He wished to offer an amendment to
the bill, imposing increased duties on carpets, iron
of various kinds, manufactured cottons, linens,
sillcs, worsted, wool, ko. Ills. object was to meet
these treasury notes, and provide incidental pro
tection for the industrial pursuits of the country.
• .
The committee then rose, and the treasury note
bill passed by the Sonata was taken up, and, on
motion, referred to the Committee of Ways and
A resolution was passed, limiting the debate on
that Subject to two hours, to-morrow.
'Mr. Wanxan, of Arkansas, asked, but did not
obtain, leave to introduce the following preamble •
" tichrecus, it appears from the proclamation of
Brigham Young, late flovirnor of Utah, and from
tbrOresiclont'a message, that the said Territory
is now in open rebellion against the Corernment
of the United States; therefore, the Committee
on Territories be Instructed to consider and report
on the facts, and inquire into the propriety of ex.
eluding from a seat on this floor the (delegate
final thqt Territyr,y." Adjourned,
Supposed Murder of a Lawyer at the Genesee
—llls Wife and Brotherdu•Law Arrested for
the Crhue.
Itarnr.oren, N.Y., Deo 2L—Yestorday, the body
of Charles 1Y Little, a lawyer of thin oily, was
found in the lienesee river, below the Falls, shock
ingly mangled, which, together with the evidences
on shore of a murderous conflict having taken
place near the spot, point to the fact that Mr. Lit
tle is the victim of an assassin.
ilia wife, her brother, Ira Stout, and several of
her relatives, have been arrested on suspicion of
having committed the crime On the ground
whore the conflict is supposed to have been, a
pieceEof Mrs victorine, and several other arti
cles known to belong to her and her brother, were
found. In addition, Mrs. L. and her brother have
each recently a broken arm. Mr. and Mrs. L. se
parated a year ago, but fur the last two months
have lived together.
Arrival at a Sla;Wei Norfolk
Nottroix, Dec. 21.—Tho barque Wm. O. Lewis
arrived here today, after a voyage of thirty-five
days from the coast of Africa She icon captured
in the Congo river es a slaver, by a boat expedi
tion, commanded by Lieutenants Walker and Cum
mins, from the ship-ef-war Dale. A hair, to the
windward is also supposed to have been captured
as a slaver shortly after the seizure of the Wm. U.
Locate, and may be expected to arrive here in a
few days.
The British war steamer Elector had seized the
barque Clara B. Williams, and an American
schooner about the same time. Many slavers are
reported to be on the coast, and twelve have been
captured since the Dale arrived on that station
The Dale was to leave soon for St. Helena. All
wore well on board.
The officers in charge of the Levi. report pas ,ing
on tho 18th the barque Virginia and Estelle, Capt.
Wilkins, from Bahia, left Nov. 17th
United Mute* Supreme Court
WasniNwroN, Doc. 2l.—The court wee occupied
to day ivith the argument.s. of counsel in we No
IT, J. Temple Dodwell rx Eunque de la Imp.
The Southern SIMI
WANnisurev, Dec. 21—The New Orleans pa
pers, a, late ne due, were received by the Southern
mail this evening, but they contain no newe of im
Douglas Meeting al Chicago
CHICAGO, Deo. Ig.—A large and enthusiastic
meeting of the Democracy was held here to-night.
Resolutions were passed endorsing the course of
Senator Douglas on the Kansas question.
11Aurni0n0, Del 21 —Flour is dull and heavy
under tho steamer advicea , City, Si 50;
Howard erect and Ohio $1.75. Wheat quiet and
drooping ; red, 107a1170 ; white, 1153125 e. Corn
dull and lower, at 40a480 for white, and 43a490 for
yellow. Whiskey steady at 22a23e.
Late and Important from India
List or Atosponiftd Houser
The Collins steamship Adriatio, Capt. Wee
which left Llverpool at 3 vO P M. of the 9th inst
arrived at New York yesterday.
'fhe Adriatic encountered heavy weather (hiring
the greater part of the voyage.
by this arrival, and that of the Canada, at Bea
ton, we hove 'no week's later mane from Europe.
The steamship Arabia arrived at Liverpool at
7.13 P. M. on the 6th, and the City of Washington
at 8.30 A. M. on the Bth instant.
The Adriatic was thrown open to the public for
two days during her stay in the Mersey, end ad
miring crowds availed themselves of the opportu
nity of inspecting the noble vessel. The Persia was
moored in the immediate vicinity of the Adriatic,
thus affording a favorable opportunity for con
trasting the two cracks.
The completion of the lines of the Mediterranean
Telegraph Company had been effected by the suc
cessful laying of the cable between Malta and
On Saturday, the sth inst., in London, the funds
were firm, and prices slightly advanced. The Aug
pension was announced of Messrs. Sewells b Neck,
an old and respectable house largely engaged In
the trade with Norway. Their liabilities aro esti
mated at about half a million sterling
Accounts from Hamburg continued gloomy, busi
ness being still quite suspended , and from Amster
dam it was reported that great heaviness prevailed
Monday, the 7th, was settling day in the Eng
lish funds, and they exhibited continued firmness,
the reduction of the rate of discount in Paris, and
the arrival of specie from New York by the Ara
bia, being the chief cause of the confidence which
was exhibited.
Money on the Stock Exchange was in request on
Government securities at 7 per cent. for short loans,
and Bla9 per cent to the January account.
The suspension was announced of Mo,srs. Albert
Pelly & Co., in the Norwegian trade. with engage
ments amounting to £170,000; also of the fire of
Krell b Cohn, in the German trade, with modere
Telegraphic advicos from Hamburg were re
ceived, to the effect that the Senate and Burghers
had remlved to establish immediately a State dis
count bank, with a capital of 15,000,900 marks
banco, and that public opinion was entirely fa
vorable to the measure. Numerous additional
failures were reported there, including the firm of
Wetly .F Co., bankers
W. B. Filler, merchant, London, was declared
bankrupt. His liabilities are stated at £140,000.
On Tuesday, the Bth, the 2'i me 8' city article says
that on the stock exchange loans on Government
securities were in demand at 6 per cent. for short
periods, and 9 per cent till the payment of the
dividends. At the bank the applications were still
more numerous, but moderate in comparison with
recent experience.
In the open market there were signs of return
ing confidence
The suspensions of the day comprised Lichten
stein d. Co , of London, German merchants—ha
bilities about £80,000; Lindland a Co., of London,
in the Manchester trade, with .ElO,OOO liabilities,
D Convellit ,t Co , Greek merchants—liabilities
not serious There were also five failures on the
stock exchange. in connection with the settlement
of the account; and it was announced that Baird
A: Co , Australian merchants, would wind up under
inspection, and that Dutilh A Co , of Liverpool,
were likely to pay in full
Gold in large quantities was being sold to the
Bank of England
The funds were firm throughout the day, and
consols dried at 914911 for money, and 9210921
fur account. After oftioial hours they were strong
at 91n911, exdividend, and 923a921 for the opening,
cum. dir.
It having been shown that the good debts of the
City of Glasgow Bark amounted to 15,107,142
against liabilities amounting to L 4.455,219, it was
resolved by the shareholders that the directors
should take steps for a speedy resutnption of the ho.
Flom of the bank.
It had boon decided to wind up the Western
Bank of Scotland.
The latest despatches from hamburg look rather
more encouraging. There wa3 again a quotation
in tho discount market, the charge being 10 per
cont. The proposal for the id3UO of noteA had
been totally abandoned.
Tho failure of J G. Adam•. calico printer,
Glasgow, was announced. Liabilities about 1120,-
A despatch from Cagliari to the British Govern
ment announces the arrival at Suez of the steamer
Oriental, (not the regular mail steamer.) with Cal
cutta dates to November I—one week later.
Two cons oys of provisions had arrived safely at
Lucknow, where Havelock was still surrounded by
largo numbers of the enemy, who were said to have
three hundred guns.
There had been some severe fighting, and acne.
rid Outram was reported to have been wounded.
Sir Colin Campbell and staff left Nameroor for
Comport) on the 24th of October, to nhich place
the troops were being tooted up as quickly as pos
Bible, nod would proeeed to the relief of Lucknow
when in sufficient strength.
Tho arrival out of several additional troopships
is reported.
Lord Palmerston, in announcing this news to the
lionso of Cumnums, sold he ferret] it Was but the
echo of the tart message relating to the convoy
which had reached, not Lucknow, but Alumbagh.
Tho Daly s, alluding to the despatch, says
that the intelligence transmitted by Admiral
Lyons appears to he merely the rubstance of oral
communications from the crew or passengers of the
Oriental; and that the Oriental is merely a casual
steamer nhich left Calcutta about a week after the
last mail despatch "
In both Houses of Parliament, on Monday, the
ith, a royal messago was received from the Queen,
recommending the bestowal of a pension of £l.OOO
a year upon General Havelock, as a signal mark of
favor and approbation for his brilliant cervices in
In the House of Lords. on the same evening,
Lord Ellenborough brought forward his movement
for information in regard to the Arms not and the
restriction placed upon the press in India, and, af
ter some debate, in which Earl Granville defended
the Government of India from the attacks of Lord
Ellenborough, the motion was agreed to
In [he Ilow-e of Commons, Mr. Labouchere an
nounced that the Government had determined to
give a fair trial to the scheme for procuring guano
from the looria Mooria Islands, and had sent a
ship-of-oar there for the purpose.
Lord Palmerston, upon further information, mo
dified his statement that the two English engineers
imprironed et Naples hod nothing to complain of
in their treatment, by stating that such was the
me now, but that when they were first imprkoned
their treatment was most disgraceful. Ile said
that, Hs the men wore accused of violating Neap°.
litan law, they would have to undergo a public
trial, for which the means of defence would be
afforded them
The Bank of England Indemnity bill was deba
ted and read a second time.
On Tuesday, the Bth, the pendon to Sir 11
Havelock was agreed to in both houses, after
several eulogistic speeches, •md complaints by
some members that the reward was not near large
In the House of Commons a resolution was of
fered " that the unlimited liability of shareholders
in joint stock banks give rise to a species of credit
injurious to the interests of the public, and that
the present law enforcing the adoption of this
principle requires alteration." After some debate,
in which Government opposed the resolution as
being of too positive a nature, the motion was
The Beni; Indemnity bill wan ordered in com
mittee to be reported without amendment, and to
be read a third time on the 9th
The London Post (Ministerial) understands that
if the debate on the Bank Charter Committee
should not be adjourned, there would be nothing
to prevent Parliament from rising for the holiday.
on the 11th December, as it was believed to bo the
intention of ministers Rut to entertain any Wl:n.4
beyond that before the Rouse. When Parliament
adjourned it would be till the period at which it
usually meets.
A decision had been rendered in the Vita Chan
cellor's Court, which in effeot will invalidate all
marriages by British subjects with a deceased
wilds sister not only in Britain, but in all foreige
One of the parties implicated in the recent rob
bery in London of a trunk containing jewelry,
Me belonging to Lady Ellesmere, had made a
confession. The trunk was boldly taken from the
top of a cab as it was passing along the streets,
and its contents, valued at about 1.15,000, disposed
of for a few pounds amongst receivers of stolen
The London Sundou Times says it is stated to
be the intention of the Government tends° several
regiments of Africans for service in India—the
staff to be composed of norpcommissioned omcere
of the West India regiments.
The marriage of the Princess Royal and Prince
Frederick William of Prussia is set down for the
90th of January
The work of launching the Leviathan wan pro•
greeting slowly but surely. She was moved a few
feet every day. olperatiohs were suspended on
the nth by n dense fog.
[Prom the Daily News (City Article) December 9 .)
In all departments of the Stock Exchange business
war to-day inactive. The funds, however, were firm.
During part of the day an advance of
AI per cent was
quoted. but the four o'clock quotations were the same
as those of yesterday. The market derives chief sup
port from the large arrivals of specie This was pay
day" in the Como' market, when the •• differences
arising out of the last account were liquidated. The
monthly settlnme n t Is now finally completed
At the Dank of England and in the discount mar
ket there was today a fair demand for money, but no
;gll of pressure. The Dank to-day purchased about
(256,000 in gold, of which £224,000 was in bars, and
the rest in coin They also purchased, in addition,
upwards of .£lOO.OOO to &mei-eine, brought by the
Arabia, from Nnw York The total amount of newly
imported gold bought by the establishment since thn
slate of the last return is thus raised to upward.' of
halt a million. Notwithstanding, however, this Im
portant influx of bullion, and the simultaneous tot
more gradual addition to the reserve which is always
'rapeseed at thin period of the quarter, when the gene
ral circulation becomes gradually contracted, there
seem' no Immediate prospect of a rediption in the rate
of discount. The market is undoubtedly moving in that
direction,and there is no difficulty In obtaining di.
count of short flint. chum paper below the bank rate;
bat the bank directors will evidently exercise great
caution It must be remembered that the bank will
be called Upon to pay the January dividends, the re
lease of which usually occalions for the time a
diminution of something like two millions in the
.• reserve." Their reserve is still very low, and mast
experience an important increase before the directors
will alter the rate
(From the London Times (City Article,) Dee 9 )
The Western Bank of Scotland hare notified that it
hue been finally resolved to abandon all idea of resum
ing the baldness of the establishment. They hove con
sequently placed theineelves In commonleation with the
other Scotch bank• to obtain their assistance and advice
in winding op
The reenit of the investigation into the afi sire of the
City of Gleusgow Bank by the independent committee ap
pointed by the shereholdere was announced at Glasgow
this morning. It appears that, after deducting for bad
awl doubtful debts, and making sufficient allowance for
depreciation in the securities held the capital is found
to be Intact all but 175,000. and thst the greater part
of this deficiency may be made good by a slight improve
ment in the value of the securities. and the recoveries
front doubtful debt/ Considering ell the cirenntstonees
of the CMS, this will doubtless be regarded with satis
faction, and the hunk may be expected to resume
It is stated that Messrs Duttlh &Co , of Liverpool,
who suspended after the failure of Messrs Derusistoun
A. Co , will be likely to pay In full and have a good sur
plus, their New York house hiving stood through the
(From the London Time., Dec 8 ]
The following Is a copy of the B 11 to Indemnify the
Governor and Company of the Bank of England In re
spect of certain karma of their notes. and to confirm
such issues, and to authorize further issues for a time
to be limited :
•• Whereas, by the act of the session holden In the ith
and Bth years of Her Majesty, chap. 32, • to regulate
the heme of bank antes, and for givicg to the Governor
and Company of the Bank of England certain privileges
for a limited period,' the (ins ernor and Company of
the Bank of England are prohibited from issuing Bank
of England notes either into the banking depart
ment of the Bank of England or to any persona or
person whatever, save in exchange for other Bank of
England notes, or for gold coin, or for gold or silver
bullion received or purchased for the Issue Department
of the said bank under the provisions of that act or in
exchange for securities acquired and taken In the said
Issue Department under the provisions therein contain
ed ; and whereas under the said act and an order in
council, limited under the provisions thereof, the amount
of securities to be arsioired and taken in the said !vim
Department 'stands limited not to exceed the sum of
X 14,475,000; and whereaa by a letter dated the 12th day
of November WI, the First Load of the Treasury and
the Chancellor of the Exchequer informed the Governor
and Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, that Her
Majest•is Government had observed, with greet con
cern, the serious consequences which had ensued from
the recent failure of certain joint stock banks in
England and Scotland, as well as of certain large
mercantile firm, chiefly connected with the
Anie•ican trade ; that the discredit and distrust
which had resulted from these events, and the
withdrawal of a large amount of the paper circula
tion authorized by the existing Dank Acts, appeared to
Her Majesty's Government to render it necessary for
them to inform the Bank of England that if they should
be unable in the present emergency to meet the de
mands for iliecounte and advances upon approved secu
rities without exceeding the limits of their eireala•
tion prescribed by the Act of 18-14, the Government
would be prepared to propose to Parliament upon
Its meeting • Bill of Indemnity for any excess
no loosed; and that, in order to p event that tem
porary relaxation of the law being extended be
)ond the actual necessities of the occasion, tier
Majesty's Government were of opinion that the
bank terms of discount should not be reduced be.
low their then present rate. And wherens, the GOT
ernor and Company of the Bank of England have since
the said 12th day of November, 1857, Issued Bank of
England notes in exchange for securities acquired and
taken in the said Issue Department beyond the •count
limited by law, and it is expedient that the acts of the
said liorernor and Company in relation to the matters
aforesaid, should be confirmed, and that the restriction
on the amount of securities to be asquired and taken in
the sold Issue Department should be suspended for a
limited time Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's
most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and Com
mons, in this present Pardament assembled, and by the
authority of the saws auk f01i0...
I. All such lest= of Bank of England notes es
may have been made by the said Governor and Com
palsy, or by their order or direction, sin= the nth
day of November, 1557, although beyond the Amount
authorized by law, and all acts done in relation to such
issues, and to the acquiring abd taking since the said
Eith day of November, 180, securities m the Lbws De
partment of the Bonk of England beyond the amount
euthdrised by lan, shall be affirmed and made solid;
and the said Govern r and Company, and all persons
oho have been concerned in such issues, or in doing e,
advising any such acts as aforesaid, are hereby indem
nified and discharged in respect thereof, and all indict
meats and informations, actions, suits, prosecutions and
proceedings whatever, commenced, or to be commenced
against said Governor end Company, or any person or
Towson., in relation to the acts andmatters aforesaid, or
env of them, are hereby discharged and made void
2. So much of the said apt of the 7th and 6th
. .
years of her Majesty as limits the amount of the secu
rities to be acquired and taken in the Lane Department
of the Bank of England shall be, and be deemed to has
been, suspended 111 from the 12th day of November,
MI and shall continue suspended until the expiration
of twenty-eight days after the brat meeting or sitting
of Parliament In the year 1e.53, subject to the proviso
hereinafter contained ; and, during such suspension,
the prosisions of the said act, in relation to the
issue of Bank of England notes. shall be construed
and take effect as if the restriction on the amount
of securities In the said Issue Department, and
the prohibition of the increase of such amount, and
of the issue of additional Bank of England notes
thereon, had nut been contained in the yid act; pro
vided always, that If before the expiration of the time
herelnbefure limited, the Governor and Company-of the
Bank of England glee public notice that they hate re
duced the sin nemo on rate of interest respired by them
below the rate of ten per ceutum per annum, the raid
suspension shall cease.
3 Upon or before the expiration or eerier of the
suspension aforesaid, the cures, of issues hereiribefore
confirmed shall be reduced to the amount which would
have been authorized by lan if this ect had not been
passed, and, subject to the indemnity and diseharge
hereby given, all the provisions of the said recited act
shall, atter such expiration or ce,er, be and remain in
full force
[lrvin the London Daily News, December 7 )
There nes very little progress 111141 P in the launching
of the vessel during the last two days of the
weak. Fresh power bad been added, both in rains
and triter haulage, but c)hreiers would bur-t, and
chains would give away, in spite of every precaution,
and every interruption of either kind made a mkt in
road into the working hours of The <lurk days be
fore Christman " She has now got about eighty het
dow it the ware, and at high water has obtained a re
spectable ainvant of immersion, but still nothing of any
,insequence es giving buoyancy to her huge bulk It
is now °limns that the wars have beanienn-dructed at
just such &decline an enables the ship to slide down
under the pressure of a vast force from behind. while it
is so little removed front the level as almost to neu•
trall, her own momentum Whether this ham been the
result of door design an I careful calculation, or whether
it lia4arisen from ovenoght, tot tenet for us to say,but the
result has certainly been to give great appearance of blue-
I tering to the whole proceeding, and to afford frequent
opportunities for aarcatins anything but pleasant to
American and other foreign engineers. It is not for
gotten that It tons only when the (treat Ilritain was
I ',shed that any one thought of the gates
or tto dry dock itt which dm war built, and that, in
order to got her out, a gnarl deal of the wall on both
5.,1, to be knoskeit down. In this enye the
loi:lding of the largest ship In the n orld was COLD
inroceil at so low nn elevation as to give a minimum
of incline to the bed of the river. and hence the rie
cr,ity for those immense efforts w bir, ha t e le.,
rearyihg the public during the last fortnight, by their
comparative Wilily. (treat awl expel , e po7er is
=lastly in action to 1v44 1 1 ,e vessel ; Illt, In
far Os the <pectotnes ore able to judge, it appears to
he wholly since , ensary One t'-mg is certain, that
henever anything rive• war which h- !ratty well s
often as the power I. applied, ,
it is not in say portion
of lire checking app.:lra!, The tides aro re, daily
faille—, end If the r-sle et movement rbonli not be
rensitlerably ae ,, ekrat^d we 'hall have to wait some
tame long!. r for the completc I launch of the Leviathan
Another redochen of one per rent in the rats, of dis
count of the Bank of France had taken place The
rates now stand at 6,7, and S per cent for bills haring
respectirely not more than rid, 60, and 90 days to con
It 18 asserted that France Intends strictly to avoid any
Interference to the Holstein dispute, which she in wil
ling to consider ns merely federal, and confined to Ger
many, if the Germans themselves trent it in that
The imperial exequatar Lind been granted to Mr.
Spencer as I:niteil States Conant r t Paris.
.t de.ritd. from Para on the Sib met • states that
the position of the Hank of France continued to
proe. Poring the last three days the reserve had
reached the amount of MA millions of francs Thr
fonds closed at Oaf. for money. and 60 15 for account.
The Parin correspondent of the London Post ears the
difficulties between Spain and Mexico were again as.
snoring amore pacific ewe ; and the Parts correspond
eat of the Tames says that Levi llowden %stolit leave
that t itv on the 16 Ii for Madrid, ooth hopes of bring.
log the 'lexicon question to a print of negotiatton, if
not to en issue of rat,
It i 1 that a telegraphic dispatch had reached
einktan , inople to the effect that the Dirane, modifying
their dr, ion in favor of the union of the Principal-
Irv, had repolred that they would give up that idea if
the l'ongrees of Park retuned to grant a foreign Prieee
The Torklidi (Internment i. raid to hare interdicted
the rublivition of the proeeeding. of the Dlrtinr of the
Thu Ato,tralian mail, with Melbourne date. to the
16th of Octoberhad reached England, but there la no
new. of Interrod ' reldltional to that already telegraphed
The money market at Melbourne continued very grin
gent. The intelligence from the variou. gold ttella WWI
generally of a very favorable character, and the supply
of the preciou. metal at the porta was kept up. In ar
ticles of import the market. had undergone no material
change, except for tea and sugar, both of which sere
Iti LBroot., Dee. 9
Cotton —The market is again very dull, the sales of
the three days amounting to only 2,000 bales, of which
emu o 2,000 Isere taken on speculation Prices are
rather easier, but not sufficiently so to alter the quota
tione advixed per Canada.
At Manchester the depre.aien continue, unabated,
and priceestill teat downward
Meatlstun, —24 Pear, Richard:on, Spence, A: Co. re
port—Flour dull and neglected at a decline of Oda is
libl, Weitein Canal 2,lsd 24a Gut , Philadelphia and
Baltimore Zs; Ohio era Wheat in very limited de
mand at irregular rah., generally the Inca in favor of
borer, • Red Cs 10deS; white Gs 8.1e7e 9,1. Indian
torn dull at previous quotatioll9. Mixed and yellow Bts
at 31s od, white 375 Messrs Richardson Bro -
ther+ call corn 3.1d6d lower
provisiona.—Nothhvg doing in beef, pork, or lemon,
except ill UPI- merest - retail pricy, Lard, a total ab
sen e of Inquiry; some sweet sold at-6&. Tallow
quiet, at 10e51e, bat difficult to find buyers at these;
figures. -
Produce —nahenquiet. Small sales of pat at EU.
Rosin dull. at is for common Sugar firm and in steady
demand. Coffee quiet Rice in Ironed request. Lin
seed oil selling at mt. Qumran's' Bark unchanged.
Philadelphia 9s. Baltimore Ts.
Lesvos klasssre.—At Mark Lane, on the 7th, the
Corn market wan dull, and English wheat gave way
2035, and foreign Igen per quarter Rows arm for su
perior, but doll and easier for inferior. Tea dell and
drooping. Coffee quiet; Ceylon rather cheaper. Rio,
quiet. Tallow quiet but steady. Scotchpig Iron steady
at 5'28, Saltpetre firm , loth fair business Linseed
0;1. 2.1 a. Some Bales of low Wool' were made, at a de
cline on East India of 102.1 from the list London rates,
,s,", old below the last Liverpool rites. Most of!the
foreign low wools were withdrawn
Aasaicie Baciarrise —American securities Word
steady but firm. The latest lake were
Illinois Central shares.—
Attchigan Central of '60..
New York Central shared.
Erie shares,
Ditto 3d mortgage
Ditto Sinking Fond
Peonay'Tanis Central 2.d mortpge E3C32,1i
[Correepondenee of the Pree4.l
Now Yoax, Dec. 21, 1857-5.20 P. M
The news from Europe by the Adriatic., as well
public as private, is not considered of a very
cheering character. The Ilamburgh panto still
continues as intense 83 ever, and there appears to
be no probability of speedy relief. The result is
here. that things are, if possible, flatter and more
gloomy then they were, and the prospects for the
week just opening do not promise a financially
I merry Christmas. Foreign Exchange is absolutely
at a standstill. Thero are very few drawers in
any favor, and even they can only eon with diffi
culty. Nominal rates are 1091a1091 for 60 days
sterling On Paris 5.30a5.25.
The currency certificates held by the Metro
politan Bank amount tea trifle over 31.000,000,
and are being very gradually diminished. A daily
paper of this city, which plumes itself on ite accu
racy, announces that the Mechanics' Banking As
sociation hes resumed business. The writer forgets
that the bank has passed through the hands of
receiver, and though, owing largely to jitr, Carri
gan's ability and energy, the etoekbAders are
in a far better position than it was thought they
were when the bank doors were closed. Before a
resumption of business can take place they must
get a new or a renewed character, and probably
be obliged or find it expedient to change the nam e " .
of the institution which suggests eo many unplea
sant recollection,. Dividends are still the order
of the day. The Bank of North America, and the
Old Colony and Fall River Railroad have respec
tively declared dividends of three per cent.. paya
ble January 2. 'Therßroa l dway Beak will pay a di
vident °CS per cent. on the came day.
The exchanges at the clearing house to-day were
$l4 656,241.67, and the balance $874,568.:3. The
cash transactions of the Sub Treasury were as
follows : Reoeipts. 564 125 32: payment', 587,493.-
27 ; balance, $3,689,407 83. The Customs receipts
were s4f 000.
The statement of the New York eity banks of
their acreage condition for the week ending De
eember 19th, shows an increase of $05,063 in
loans ; $1,g99.4.50 in specie ; $1.077,996 in amino'
deposits. and $788.773 in suidrawn deposits, and
a decrease of $39,024 in circulation. The following
is a comparatire atatemerit for the weeks ending
December 12th and 19th :
Dec. 12. - Dee. 19.
296,592.092 297,211.610
.. 75,365,134 7 . 6.444.1N3
. 62.903.000 83.5943,773
Deposits, nominal
Vntitawn de*lts
The stock market presents no new feature.
Very little business was done, and though prices
did not recede muck, the tendency is eTldently
shaky, and we may look out for squalls.
The following are the bulletins of sales at the
first board :
SO Ene Railroad b 3 13
1 1 :00 U 8 6s '67
2500 NY St fie '73 109 w
5000 do 109%
5020 N Y 68 '74 109%
1000 Tenn di '9O 815(
2000 N Carolina 60 89
9000 519111 , 319 cl 68 80
2000 Mich St 6a 01
5000 City Si '6O 94
1000 Brooklyn City Oo 90%
2000 Erie ltda 1975 421 f
20030 Erie Cone '7l 39
4000 77 Ind let &I; 75
2000 Gal& Chic 281 tat 79%
3000 Mich Cen 8 pc lit
Mt Sin'g Cori 63%
5000 111 Ces 13d s3O 5514
10000 do .30 85
1100 do 17%
505 do 63 14
100 do 610 13
101'0 do IS ti
2:15 Hudson R R 14x
1100 Beadiog II
300 do MO 33%
303 do 630 533(
70 Harlem R 6 lif
,Z 0 do a
' 20 Harlem Prfd 15
21 Mich Cen R 63.1(
50 do 610 53
11 Mich Southern R 21
'MI ' do 20%
Z do 1630 214(
100 do el 5 MX
ai Shoe& Leather Bk 93
70 Dolkllad en Co 108
tn do 107}
100 Ilk of Com 100
5 Metropolitan Bk
10 Ocean Bank 71
$ Bank of N York 98X
10 Ilk of America 126
25 C S Tract 100
30 Metropolitan To Co 75
70 Penn Coal Co 67X
SO Climb Coal Co 10
19 Pacific Mail Co 67
25 do 08 1
100 N Y eels a 71%1
100 do c 75X1
50 do 010 75x1
60 do b 3 7.5 X
The entire of the lest authorized Central Perk
6 per cent stook hes been taken up at par in the
controller's office—the sum is $250,009.
50 do 510 33%
1430 do 53 2034
150 do 53 7.) X
60 Mich PAN 1 Pad 34
1 60 do b3O 34
1 15 do 33%
a) Panama R 95
90 111 Ceti R 89
20 do 95%
95 Gal h. Chicago TI
Eq do 530 74%
j 7 do 73%
300 Clev '2°l R 41%
100 do 510 4154
99 Chic &11 It 74
'NO LAC & 5.1t1 10%
CB ic Qmorey R 61
Ague's —The market is firm for both kinds, with
a fair demand at $6.10 fur pots and pearls.
Corrr. 6.—A moderate demand continues preva
lent, and prices are steady—sales of 600 bags at 9a
10}e. A cargo of 6,000 ba per ship Jumper, bound
for this port. was totally lee gs, t
off Pernambneo.
COTTON —The market, under the Canada's and
Adriatic's advice is inlet and rather heavy ; par
ties have not met ewes the receipt of the latter
FLOUR, dc.—The demand; for Western canal
Fleur is q•ite light. and with liberal arrivals,
coupled with the unfavorable news from Europe
by the Adriati.•. prices are 10c fewer and unsettled
at the close. The inquiry is conined to the home
The sales are 5,000 bble at 54 20254.30 for com
mon to good State ; $4 45a$1 65 for extra do ; $420
asl 35 for superfine Indiana and Michigan; $4 23
a 33 00 fit extra do; $4 6545.50 for common to
good extra Ohio; $5.50a56.75 for good to choice
; $3 40a57.22 for St. Louis brands, and $5.35s
$7 50 for extra Genesee.
Canadian Flour is inactive and lower. The de
mand i 3 of a retail character. Sales of 300 bb!a
at $4 30a$4 40 for superoce, and $4.6512 4 3 2 5 for
extra brands.
Southern flour is 13c lower and is dull and hoary
at the abatement Sales of 400 bble $4.7343 for
:nixed to good brands, Baltimore .to , and $3.101
.54 70 for the better grades. Rye flour is rather
quiet at $304.23. Corn meal is inactive at $3 23
43 40 for Jersey. Buckwheat flour is iteady at $2
42 121.
Gast —The demand is light for wheat and the
market is We lower and unsettled—the .ales are
3,100 bas at $1.90 for good red Tennessee:: $1.25 for
common white do; $l 60 fur prime Milwaukee; Pem
for extra Chicago, aping, and $1.40 for choice
white Michigan.
Corn is. lower and the demand Light at the de
cline; sales of 1,700 bus at ..5601.1.3 fur Southern
yellow and white 53a61 for yellow Jersey, 70* for
old do and tifie for Western mixed.
Barley is aeminal at 70a80e. Oats are declin
ing; the stock in the interior is large; sales of
State at 43a45e. and 46a47c for Western.
HAY —The demand is good for shipping; sales
400 Nils at 50a6Se per 100 lbs.
PROI ',loss —The demands for Pork is fair, and
the market is irregular. Prime i 3 lower and rases
is firmer; sales of IttO bbls at $l5 501515 1 , 0 for
'flees, and retail lots at $l6; ; , ..13a$13A) for prime,
and t:IS for clear.
Beef is unsettled, and is freely offered, sales of
50 bbl at $5.75a545.7:1 for euuutry prime, 19stlII,
for do mess. $103312.50 for repacked Weetern
mess, and $131514.25 for extra do
Prime mess is quiet at SI6aSN; Beef Hams
are quiet at $14a51.).75: Bacon is dull and nomi
nal; Lard is lower and is quiet at the I.lline ;
sales of 130 bbls at 91a910.
Dressed Hogs are better and in demand at 6 ;-
Cut meats are dull and heavy ; sales of 10 bbls and
tee at 01a63 for shoulders, and Sia9 for harni„ clo
sing heavy.
Butter is plenty, and is dull at 10a101 far Ohio,
and 13a2.0c for State. Cheese is saleable in small
lots to the trade at ['silk..
SUGARS.—The feeling is goal, and a moderate
business is doing. elderly for refining. Refined are
in fair request at full prices.
TEA'. —The demand ismoderate from the trade.
An auction sale i 3 announced for Wednesday.
WnislKLY.—The demand is fair, and the market
is firmer—antes of 150 bbls at 2 le, and email lots
still higher.
Pore 21—Evening.—The market far
Breadstufts is without any quotable chan,ge. al-
though the - foreign news by the Adriatic is not so
favorable as was generally expected ; buyers come
forward slowly, and the sales of Flour are mostly
in a retail way, to rupply the home trade, at limn
I!) to Sdai 4 l 75 per bbt, for common to extra and
fancy family brands. aecerding to quality. Ship_
pars arc not buying to soy extent. end brands suit
able for export are dull, with small sales at $.5 per
bbl. Corn Meal is held firmly at $3 for good
Penn's most, and a small business doing at that
price. Bye Flour is not inquired for, and doll nt
s'l per bbt Wheats are mere plenty, and very in
active, at previous quotations. Sales embrace
about 1,000 bu good Southern white at 12 1 31122! ;
1,000 bu Penn's red at Maine. and 2 000 bu good
Southern do at Ills, the latter afloat. Corn is dull
and rather lower. with sales of 7,500 ba new yellow
at 50a55e, as to condition, the latter for good
lots afloat. Oats sell slowly, and 3,000 a 4.000
bushels only have found takers at 35 cents for good
Pennsylvania in store, and 53 a 331 cents for Dela
ware afloat Rye is wanted at 75 cents for Penn
sylvania, at which price the distillers are buying.
Quercitron Bark is rather scarce, with small re
ceipts and sales to note at s2li for first quality .
Holders of Cot'on are anxious to sell, but Usere ra
very little dolt g as the spinners take hold only to
supply their rurnediate wants at the rates now
current, which are generally above the views of
buyer'. The t iarket for Sugar and Coffee is more
active at the late advance, with sale., of 250 hhds
of the former, and 500a600 bags of the latter. at
full prices; the stock of Sugar is now reduced to
about 2.00 hhds. The Provision trade contina.*
at a stand, owing to the difference in the views of
buyers and sellers. Seeds are inactive ; and prices
show no change. Whiskey is firmer: bbls. are
selling at 221a231 cents, and htis. at 22 cents ; a
sale of drudge is reported at the same price.
caution 21a, lel.i7.—There was about the regular
amount of Beef Cattle offered at the several yard:
this week, amounting in the aggregate to about
1,000 head, all told. The quality was fair, in
cluding some of very poor Cattle, which sold at low
prises; fair to good quality realised about former
quotations, and mast of the Cattle offered were
disposed of at from $7.50 to $lO the 100 lbs.. ac
cording to condition, the latter for prime quality.
(..0 Con , and Calves the receipts were about 200,
all of which were sold at from to 4.45aE.0 for
common to ettra quality. Hogs brought better
prices, and all in market, about 2,000 head. were
taken by the butchers and packer• at $43-5054; 75
the 100 lbs Sheep sold at from $2 to $1.50 each,
according to condition. The receipts this week
were only 3,000 head, most of which were told with
in the above range of prices.
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