The Buffalo Commercial from Buffalo, New York on December 5, 1866 · 2
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The sale'of unaerviceable and enrplus store - - , . (sparrow! - ' 1 kw. W .tnele locks, between wv- Buining to the signal corps nas oeen enecw, w . - ..imkuw W - - - i most pi w vuito 7- I and UlVUe. or w , a.rlira- I IL l - AhrmA. I ' , ' entire geaSOUlM n-'-n- u muiujm um."-o 1 11 minute daring the en" I All the temporary ordnance depots estab cock-1 and Clyde, or one 1 BEtrOtus" , i nit-- fie. idfRV1 (Mr ...... , tfl W I' LttiU nasi day dmeadar Evening. wc- JO" THE HCWI. CA rACIXV O1 THE .and Cen- . ihe aevenlh anni versary of (' m Of John Brown. - ery many resident cf Easte" fnnnirr- b&ve emigrated, or meditati t Arkansas sad Texas. I be total amount received from ' - L to yesterday, for the ci0elx aIld ,r ion of Albert SidiKf -"hnf!ton h" hV Professor of HWT SDKlton literature blngtda Colin-'8' v-! ultimo, saya the Denver On-Ixty ti4a"d dollar. In gold wa. forwarded j Wells, Fargo A Co. expri-At the receat St. Anlrn' Ftival in ngton, a on of Temperance objected to th. scrap on the bill of fare, because 11 a f he captnre of John H. buriatt i" cou- He wil! probablr he brongbt bac lotnir Vj hj our own war retwele of the Mediterranean nm. flenry Ward Beeciier ia mortiued that tli rm who latvlj ransacked hi hou'e stole none o rmoos The robber would have been efoa:i 3ed If they had sto en tnem and read them Mr. Otto Goldschmiilt, hucliand of Ji-nn haa been appoinu-d Vlce-Prenldent of the Ko' my of Mnsic, Jindon, I): V, Stcrn.;aie Ben being the new Prealdent . It i atated that there are notv buiklin 11 tnd, or under ordors t , be built, twenty six iron -plated re.-el it war Trie e-ttimated expen feon the hnl a of tneae veei, irom mc jsi 01 hut to March :Jlit next, lfl 2W1 68i We recently announced the revival of the rleClub of New Orle&na Wo are now Inform at the scarce y less famous Jfx.-key Club of Mian wl I toon follow this example. The i)r1n-r- at 1 hat city prom ee to be unusually exciting. Dr. CbBjiia'ii church in New Yorli " lh ch of the Utvlne 1'aternliy " waa dedicated on liay. The building is of ample dimension', 1- of HelTBe stone and brick In the perpendlculai etlyleof architecture, Is handsomely finished, la capable of seating over sLxleeu hundred per THE 'Bf 1, ,.,1 of THE ERIE WESTt B1 ZL. Jio'nerB, In recent offi report to th. X 0-- nac'UTof the Kile taaat iur a P"1 7 .miw twn hundred thoffliand tMrm at Htv t u uiiuw- - - ton. This estimate u Diuea o STtW there e two hundred day, of tructed -'.on al- opening- - . of tOD8,' ?f tr four boat, each way, in each JJHbarhS.. Tbe total num-ro7 lockage at Alexanders lock, situated of 5?chenectaiy, was iu which gave a lockage in each and every 13 1-10 roinutea Theoretically, tne esumoir of Commissioner Brace is right, but practical,y it is wrong, for the reason that the tonnage movinglrom the West is unequally mainour, iMjing large in the spring and fall months, and mall during the summer month, varying through all the navigation season with the winds and storms on tbe lakes, and with the markets which are sometimes very dull and -ome'imes very active. Tbe lockages at Alex ander's lock are taken, because the tonnage of ibe lateral canal, including the Chenango, the Black River, the Oswego, the Cbemung, the Genetee Valley and tbe Oneida Lake Improvement, is added to that of tbe Erie, the Wgregate passing through this lock to and 'Vom tide water. The lockages at Alexander 8 . 0 - ,1 r.... wvwtn Ko j-.' tha Dbnra lota were ur me iaoi ioiii ui'juhwui ,uv tion. ... f erels, we rlng the ww, wa p " . .nooilinir vear Hero- 1 , t . lt1 hn.se tuwn diacontin- ncn au UBUI. ,dinit year Here- 1 , , mr,lAti. hase been discontin- are likely to ne8B on the Erie Canal I the 8UppUes have seen sent to arsenals ftAr. Thisprea"01 " nm 1 , , whn not worth the cost of fnt flowing m irom . . tans at sreenius uvc uu Sirauj uim tnat now s . Eastern Dinaion as Tli.: nnoratimui limited. thedonDi vi,tn ba taxed on the nneral hosoitals, hospital transports and much as the swgie ilroafl train, ambulance corps, and a number Western Envision. . of medical pnnreying depots have been dis- Th-only leasible plan-to provide lor tlMI wUh ftnd aU perishable articles of threatened avalanche of IVestern produce, is meiiciDes and hospital supplies, in eseees of , -11 ik. ivir mi the I. ho minremenu oi a neace estaoiisumeui. by en.argmg - . ' nave bSea disposed of by public sale at advan- Erie Canal, so as to p ou TJr tageous rates, and the reserved supplies con-j hurthen, moved by steam. This work rjeing -no flye g-Q The preds of old- done, and the canal : in, nccesrful operation, 1 or ypia, medical and hospital property r,l,l nrnride an adeanate anu cheap transpor- amount to tation, eual to the wants of commerce for many years to come. THE STATE NOBHaL SCHOOLS. But the sale and disposition of these large uimnnli of unserviceable and perishable stores still leave on hand an adequate supply of war material to meet any emergeney tnat can poa gibly arise. The stock of clothing, equipage ,, ....lurmualur Buristenr!. hofnital and ord e not yet had an official announce-1 nance stores, arms, ammunition, and field ar-he i.lacee selected by the Commission- I tillery is sufficient for the immediate eiiuip- We have mem or tne " " . " , f larr armies. The disbanded trooiis ers as the loeationt for tbe lour btate IV ormai - the national call Schools, though it is time their decision was aD(J with our vagt means Gf transportation and j, . ..i i: XXTn luk'ioi7f lirkUTAvor thut Rnf- I Mlfl nt rranivatinn dvplmid dtirini? the war. maae pu..L. 1 - ; -6-- ------aad hnwa fidraorl that I IflfV CUjII UtJ Ul li6VUIZ.ru, Bim'-a. MarK UO.IV (VIHUVU a-uwx I j - - , r . . rtmor concentratea at wnaiever point mi"'j iHlil . 1NM1 -1HX . I'.l I'M 1.11 falo is counted oat, a-s we the village of Fredoni a, in Chautauqua County, has been designated a3 one of the pointe, which or course dispoaes of our chances. Thevillage authorities, we linderstand, donated an eligible site containing five acres, beeides the phil osophical apparatus and library belonging to their Academy, and about $70,000 in cash. Well, if Buffalo could not have tbe school, we are as well bu'i ted with the selection of Chau tauqua County as we could have been with any other point. POLITICAL,. An extensive Wed of hydraulic limestone been disc-ivercd ou Thunder liny MlverJ In Alpe-ptmty, Michigan. Excavations have been mKl depth of twenty one feet without passing gh tbe rock. The bed Is estimated to be about feet thick In some of Its component parts It sponda exactly with the Uoman rock The Toronto Globe says it la not tbe inten- of the Canadian Government to Issue a gpecln nlsslen for the trial of the remaining Feuluri ners, aa waa at one time expected. The time of udites Is too ranch occupied to admit of It. It le tted, however, that the trials will come off at the ary Assizes. j tCol. J. U. Johnston, an artist or BalU-, baa in his studio a bast of Andrew Jackson by m Powers It win executed In 1HW at the White a, and la said to be the only bust ever made en p by the sculptor with his own hands Col. John offers it for sale, and there is Home talk of the p of Htryland becoming the purchaser. -Sir ileory Holland, who passed bis sum- vacation In America, was bereave! of his wife a days after bis return to London. The deceaeed who had passed ihe uinuier at a water side cot waa aeiaed with apo;lexy the day after her ar at home, hhe survived but forty ettrht hours li- nconscioas state The atinck was unexpected. y Holland was a daughter of Sidney Hinith. The Erie DespjlcU of Tuesday says sterday morning about S o'clock, a tank car, con ng about barrels of oil, caught fire (probablj k a locom itive spark) on the Oil Creek Kallrond n between Tyronvllle and Ilydetown. The train separated andho car left to burn. A telograpli was burned, leitlnsrthe wires down, and several ie tics were also burned up, detaining trains for iral hours -Lord Stafford recently addressed the fol- ng rather curions letter to a Norwick, England. r: ' A report being very prevalent crediting me li a legacy of 0 000, I will thank you to have the Dness to contrndlcl 1(5 No such good luck has be mo; aud I am afrnld, If I passively suffer the or to grow and be propagated, I may bo expected behave very much like a gentleman ' that Is, to three times iu value for any article I may feel ned to purchase " 1 It is rumorad in Washington that the neb Minister is disposed to take exception to the emont In the missae, that the French govern- t gave no Intimation " to tbe Department ot e of their change of plan in removing tbe entire hch army from Mexico this winter lnstesd of pro log iu d?prture until November, 1867. Tbe mli de Montholon, It is stated, gave repeated Itmations " lo the Secretary of State within the month of the new programme of the Emperor, kh seemed to afford entire satisfaction to Mr. ard The President, it is thought, waa offended the French Minister of Foreign Affairs did not e a formal despatch on this snlij ct; but the ich government evidently supposed tantarepre- itlou by their Minister here ol the chan-e or , with its motive", was all that waa necessary. ems clear that nothing was further from the in Ion of the French government than to give of to oars. I-M. de Langleas forwarded to the French Uemy the following account of a young gorilla re ly captured: "Gaboon. Thk Zesmn. 2r7th .TnU- isiiui. My subject ia a female. I am . told by the nbtck brongut it to me tnut the mother was in a palm rrhen he carried off the animil. It was eii inj tpAlm fruit, those from which the palm-oil U made. little '3lna ' Is always suspended trom iu moth li front in snch a position as to be able lo suck iu moment, and it always taftos up tiuu position n the person who carries It lets 11 do as It likes It is very soon trnnbteaome, aud when you wish hake It give np that position it titters cries, and it piy oy tnca mat it can nn mae to let. go its noin aitora manage to strip off their jerseys, and in way to let the rjoor Gina fl.rht with lh irartmnt hit U It asUintstiment when It finds the neonle it fallen among can get rid of their skin at ples-mre. U nvelopes iuelf forthwith In the cast-off sar- pt. This does not last long, and It begins 'Its lids over again until it finds a "aw friend. It liken td; In fact, ia very fond of it, mid ofieu prefers i: nit, which makes me hope thai It will survive the 'age to rran.ee. This .gave a lockage in lh60 for a boat in every .10 minutes; in IhGI in each and ev-t?ry 9 10 minutes; in Hfi in each and every ( 7-10 minutes. Tbe total numljer of lockages at tbi -t lock for the navigation season of 1862 vvaa 42 WIG, which gavo a lockage in each and vrry 13 1-10 minutes. This shows the un gual distribution of the tonnage. The locks j m the Erie Canal from Troy to Montezuma are VI double. From Montezuma to Buffalo the locks are all single, with the exception of the five combination locks at Lock-port. During four months of the year 1802 the business of the Erie Canal, including tbat of the lateral canals, reached practically its maximum capacity. The tonnage of tbe canals fur that year was 5,598,783, of which 2,619,401 tons were first cleared and moved eastward from Buffalo and Oswego, and 573,607 tons were received at those points, making the total eastward and westward movement at those terminal polntB :i, 192, 908 tons. During the -ume year 3,402,709 tons were delivered at tide water. It will be aeeu from the foregoing thai ibe tonnage from the latrl oania, iaoiuii,iK the way tonnage of the Erie Canal, was only a fraotioc more than two-fiftbs of tbe whole. The thirteen single locks between Rochester and Clyde were, during the spring aud lni months of the year 1862, taxed beyond their capacity, causing vexatious and expensive de lays from the large crowds ol boats detained ry the Inadennate lockasre. During tbe naviga tion season Of 1862, 1,980 !)S2 tons equal, to' 9,904 boat loads of 200 Uns each were cle'ar ed from Buffalo; one hundred thousand tons ol lumber and timber equal to 500 boat loads were cleared from Tonawanda and sent east-yard; in addition to which there were about 700 boat loads from the Genesee Valley Canal, and 500 boat loads mote of the productions ol iho counties bordering on tho canal west ol Itochester; making 11. GOO boat loads to pa? lastward through the thirteen single lock.. The westward movenvnt of an equal number jf boats would make 23, 500 lockages for tin-navigation season, being equal to a lockage in each and every 12 5-10 minuteB. This nura er of lockages, however, bing unequally distributed, there was consequently an inadequate lockage capacity for a movement as large an that of 1862, during about four months of the year. This showa conclusively a commercial uocessity for doubling the thirteen 1- cks be tween Rochester and Clyde; and. having in view the growing commerce arising from the surplus productions of tho Western States and Oanada West, when these locks are doubled they should be of sufficient size to pass boate of 600 tons burthen, inaugurating the enlargement of all the locks on the canal to meet iho requirements of tbat commerce. This necessity can be further ebown by a comparative statement of tbe receipts and ca ual exports of grain and flour at this port: FOU 11 .MONTHS. The Washington liepublican says tbe Capitol grounds are to be whitewashed overhead in honor of the Congressional arrivals. We i.E.tn.N- from the Louisville papers that Senator Guthre lias recovered his bealib so far as to be able to attend to busi ness. Tbe indications now aie that be will t.iis Ki. cot in ti.o ..nte at an earlv day of VlfclXVJ UIO UlUt 1 Li III,. . the session. Sb.witor Hiikkman is preparing an impor tant bill defining certain powers of not only the President but the Secretaries. It is alleg ed that moneys hive been paid out without any authority or warrant of law to persons who have been rejected and afterwards ap pointed by the President. Thk Nkw York 77m s Washington siiecial says: '-The President's Message is regarded even by the most radical of he Republicans as a dignified, tempeiate document. The chief criticism upon it is that it fails to take any notice of the voice ol the people, ana inasmuch as it ignores tiiat potent influence, it and its author should be ignorel in return." Six nkw mkmuki'.s of Congress were sworn in ou Monday, viz: Messrs. Campbell, Annell, gency may reqmre. W nile, tnereiorr. expenses have been reduced to the footing ol a moderate ana economical peaoc -, the national military strength remains unim paired and ia condition to o Vl 1 forth. . !,. c While the reduction oi me .uui V li! j . liUnosition or concentra-and the advantage.) i oisP' .nmrf,,, tionof warrnatenal - ffiU?tary complisbed withou. dim in reoran. power of tbe favorably progressed, .zing the regular an. In consequence ol at r a y man v men enlistments lor m - vohlQteer FerTioe, 153 were require tr author. C2Pan,e8?' V.nbed on May 31. 1605, but IZed, were un ",n''(,ll!owin!r u.y these com- in themiauteo. ,h t nr army now compnset-,Qnii. ff eavalrv. 5 regunents. ot - r-- ,... , panieshad been completed. July 28, 1866. the regular a 10 regiujents. or 120 compi and liawklnr, or Ttfiintnwe, w lio Dot sworn last session becouse of failure to a pear; and A. II. Ward, successor to Green Clay Smith; Elijah Ilise, successor to Henry Grider: and I.ovell H. Rousseau, who suc ceeds him all of Kentucky. The Ai.it.vsv Journal, in reviewing tbe President's Message, alludes to the undigni ticl attempt of Thad. Stetens to procure an adjournment before and while the document wa-i being read." aud characterizes the per formance of the Pennsylvania political Belial as ' a brutal and silly demonstration which would have disgraced a sulking schoolboy." Thk Nkw York Herald Washington specie says that the more intimate friends of the President assert thai his message as sent to Coiiltcss. in all that relates to our domestie (roubles, is an entirely different documen from th it first prepared. The Johnson party now say that on tho appearance of Thad Ste vens here last w eek in his great efforts to for? stal the action of Congress by committing in dividual members to extreme measures of hos tility to the administration, the President saw but little likelihood of any favorable reception of such conciliatory propositions as lie had de signed making, and inasmuch as but kicks and cutis were to his portion, he could receive such treatment with better advautage on hi own grounds. Hence be revised the message and reasserted his former lino of policy RECEIPTS OT KI.OUII AN t) CHAIN IStVi- l.So-l 2,(m'. W7 l.'JTI.sTt 1, 7,.-)07 1S6-'I. l,JW7,58i Flour, bbla. Wheat, bu. 'o-u, bu Ua(s, bu Barley, bu Kye, bu . . . Peas, bu Tot'l grain, butD.iftil Wid I0,7t3,37l 41,193,(35 51,24t,iatl CANAL EXPORTS OF FLOl'It ANU UUAIN FOR 7 MONTHS 13. IStil. lstio lSiSti. &3 B3U SO.Milit.SNB 17,S2ti,S-17 11,!3.!27 0,3J7.tKl., -3l,U2iS K37 10,.jl)t,57s 111,51 i.Vil 27.77N I6T, . 7,-.lSM 11,740.2-12 .341t,Nll 10,107. 71"J t3U,.T2 414. IHi l M)5 P.l 1,WB.::, 1S!:J1I 57S.847 SH4.I4U l,l!M,!IUo . .-2,H12 f'.l, :lo 127.122 ItRl'OItT OF TH SECRETARY OF WAR. : ,. r.r . ( r lu muiv, 45reKimei.L. or 450 companies, ot infantry, o! which2 cava.iy aim -t m.cuj --- composed of colored men, and 4 infantry regiments of meu who were wounded in the une ..! their duly One regiment or while cavalry had been luily recruited on September lo; tne jther regiment, assigned to tbe Pacific coast. :.-very nearly completed. Forty-eight ol the ..4 companies required to convert into regitre. -r.:.-the single battalions of the 9 three-battau 'i'. regiments of the former organization have Is u completed and eent to their regiments. '! :ie i Veteran Reserve regiments have been assign ed to districts where the men may be iiselu y employed in guarding storenouses anu cen,. - tenes, ana on similar uuu; . - ments will be recruited, asiar as pos-ioie, ij..... the colored volunteers still in service. i aw authorizes an assignment oi iou pna -- to a company as tne maximum, minimum, anQ tne maximum pnt;oBiu ... ... army is thus placed at ,.,.,-, raiib. anu i ' The present strength of companies is ttxed j! 64 privates for cavalry, artillery aud infant; . and 122 privates lor ngut irati" un.no, . making an aggregate strength of 51,302. soan as tbe ranks shall be well filled, it is v-signed to increase the efficiency of the militi.ry rorco by raising the standard of qualiticatto Tbe troops iu service were regularly pa d and the demand -i of thooC discharged and m -- tered out promptly met. During the liscal y. .r ending June 30, lMi6, $10,431,004.42 were t.- bursed to the army and Military Acaden , $248 943 313 36 to volunteers; and in the d - bursement of millions of dollars in small sun.-. and amid great difficulties and hazards, tbe :.j- tal cost to the Government, in expenses ol - ery character, is but a fractional proportion ' I per cent. Every effort has been made to promote ' e comfort and health of tbe army, and to gi e the best medical treatment to thewoundtd a i sick. Well-grounded apprehensions of the i;i-pearance of Asiatic cholera as en epiden, c. early in the present year, required prompt ,c tion for the protection of our troops. A rhid military quarantine was established on :'ie Southern Atlantic coast, and sanitary precautions enforced. The adoption of these me,.s-ures availed to control or eradicate the disea-c. at the recruiting depots and forts where il appeared, before it assumed its usual alarming epidemic form : and official recognition has la-en given to the meritorious services of medi 'al officeis whose fidelity, energy, and skillful i.d-ministration succeeded in averting or diminishing the horrors of wido spread pestilence. In other respects the general health of the troops has been good. Among white troops. ! the proportion ot deaths, from all causes, to 1 cases treated has been one to every 52. Among , colored tioopa the proportion ol cases taken I sick has been greater than w ith the white troops, and the mortality rate one death to every 20 cases treated. There were remaining in general hospital, June. .'10. 1S65. aud admit- j led during the year, G4.438 patients, of whom, on June 30, 1866, only 97 rem uned under! treatment. The comfort and proper meelical j treatment of tbe sick and wounded are secured in well arranged post hospitals, ot which there are at present 187, with a total capacity of 10.- WiSe 140 745 110,(W Flour, bbls. Wheat, bu.. Cora, tKl. tints, bu tlarley, bu Kye, bu l... Tot'l grain, bu4S,2.)ti,2 3S.,078,575 37, liM.J 44, IIW.OIM 1SG2. 1.320,-All ltt,we.lM 10,087,717 71so,fjsu ..,7,(S ,95M,71 1S.44!I 1UI 25.614,270 b,l2.073 ll,4').fHI 7,1)110.451 f,77i,2.M 57',720 127.2MO 201 1 421,450 3l7l)i,i; 4H(!I ti!)ll,731 l,H..44li THE PRESIDENT'S POLICY. Flonr, bblii Wheat, bu. . Corn, tiu OsU, bu Barley, bo.. Kye, bu ... ltKCJtlPTS. . S,739,!)1S . 30,450, 255 ..24 2B,ti2ii .. 2,(134 7:W 4i3,53l .. 667,7115 Canai. exports. 431.M4 27.751,7M 22,4.17, ISo 2,11,77S 201,744 (v5,40 63,20S,(I73 portion of the radical Republican press In persistently determined either to misun- Und or misinterpret the position taken by President, ia his recent message, upon the Utions of the Constitutional Amendments pf Suffrage, as preliminaries of Reconstruc- If certainly cannot lie fairly assumed, uuse the President is silent upon those cs, that he, intends, either passively or ac- ly, to oppose either. If any significance is e attached to bis reticence npon those sub- Svlhe presumption teems rather that he con- ra them both to lie (orergo to the legitimate Uirements of an Executive Message to Con-pa, H evidently conceives that bavingex- std his prerogative in reorganizing the tea, tbat nothing more remains to be dene fiiim. The resulting question of admitting pe States to federal representation rests ex- irely with Congress. he "amendments having lteen finally acted a by Congress, it would have been gratu- s and Impertinent for Mr. Johnson to have r any new recommendations in reirard to p. The suffrage question is not one upon cn uongTess can leaislate under the Consti- ln aa U now reads. Therefore the Presi- t wis viry properly silent upon tbat snb- in avoiaing any and all complication in ejed matter of Eecomtreion we ,nink Johnson haa acted wisely, ij uas ily acted prudently in a personal point of i W, and we fall to see any- justincsMion for ' ;wed asimosity by Congress on aoconnt of silence. ; " ' v-v '.'a " rrttdt n..in i.if a are afraid. 1m a nttta mni the anbj t of Post Office. It cries Foat Office i anally, and beeanss a gentlomaa coaaacted with kxftsmi was formerly Postmaster, it " seems to bin that arerytbtng in the Szraa4 Uvrtttaa k as Xx-Ft Of&os point of view. . The mianaxe be vary natural to a bread and batter Fost Office omanlac, bat U ts a sad mls'Abw nevertkeless." lit Mxpmi. , . . v . ha yoong sprigs who now outvote - the Sor editor of tho Express in the manage- nt of thai concern lose w opportunity of .uDug jae ex-postmaster, ana tne want at ;t they show; for hit. feelings "in that re-ti'.is almoe indecent- . That . gentleman x, tot a long period considered himself ; the -1 and front of. theXcpreaa, and we dare he has not entirely gWea np the idea jetJ "Chief most therefore feel 'flattered en the joong fledglinga he has lately f takes . j' allude k him in his own eolamnaas u si Uercan wnnded with the xprts:n tie St feel IlVe the ..little bird whola driren ; cf bis nest by the cuckoo, only BsBaoer ! - . , . - l .....-. Total grain, bu .Bt,4(i4,!i:i4 That the capacity of the Erie Canal reached practically its maximum in 1862, has hereinbefore been shown; that tho Great West is continually increasing its production of cereals the foregoing tables demonstrate; that it will be still more productive there cannot be oven so much as a doubt; that the Erie Canal has not been taxsd to its capacity since 1862 the canal exports in each year since 1862 will show; that H may, and likely is to be taxed far beyond its capacity, it is our object to show. In 1862 tbe receipts of raia of all kinds for the year, at Buffalo, ;were .88,464,934 bushels, against ol.249.CJ0 . bjusjls for 11 months of 1866 being a decrease of 7,215,314 bushels However, on examination of tbe different kinds of grain received in each of these years, we find that, in 1862, the receipts of wheat were 30,450,255 bushels, while in 1866 tbe receipts of this cereal were only 10,377,095 bushels, being a deficiency of 20,123,160 bushels. If we examine the exports of grain by canal, it will be found there were .53,258,973 bushels in 1862, against 44,462,094 bushels in 1866 deficiency in the latter year 8,796,879 bushels. This large deficiency is accounted for, from tbe fact that the crop of wheat being short there was less flour for the railroads to carry to the sea-board cities, and its equivalent was made up by the railroads carrying eastward from this city between five and six millions of grain to take its place. The movement of whisky, beef, pork, lard, bacon, and hides has been unusually light this year. The whisky has not been manufactured. Speculators and packers have been slow to purchase beef cattle, and hogs at the high prices that have ruled for fear of heavy losses, and the consequence has been that there has net, so tar, been as much pork and beef packed as nsuaL v Aaimal products are moved to market generally by rail. The railroads not having- these to carry, have taken grain instead. t - . Stlf the crop of wheat ia the West had been abundant, with the tnnal amount of slaughtering and packing, the railroads would have had all the freight they could bare carried without taking grain. Moreover, had we received as much wheat this year aa was imported into Buffalo la 1862, It would .hare given us 71,- 872.780 bushel of grain receipts here, 12.907,- 84 6, bushels more than tne receipts In 1862. With -70,000,000 bushels of grain, and the usual, or an increased quantity of other freight to be transported Eastward by canal during the navigation season, would it have bees possible with the present capacity of the locks to hare command, to embrace the States of Virginia, except Alexandria and Fairfax Counties, and West Virginia. Headquarters at Richmond. Tbe Department of the South, Majar-Genexal Daniel E. Sickles to command, to embrace the States of North and Sosth Carolina. Bead-quarters at Charleston. Tbe , Department, of the Tennessee, Major ize n. (jeo. ti. -i nomas to command, y embrace the States of Kentucky, Tennessee. Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Headquarters at LiOnuerilie. The Department of the Gulf, Maior-General Philip EL Sheridan to command, to embrace tbe states or rlonda, L,ouisana and Texas. Headquarters at New Orleans. The Department of the Arkansas, Brigadier and Brevet Maior-Geoerol E. O. C. Ord to command, to embrace the State of Arkansas and Indian territory west. Headquarters at Little Hock. Tbe Department of the Missouri, Maior- General W infield S. Hancock to command, to embrace the States of Missouri and Kansas, and the Territories of Colorado and New Mexico. Headquarters at FortfcBavenworth. The Department of the Plane, Brigadier and Brevet Major Gen. Philip St Geo. Cooke to command, to embrace the State of Iowa, the Terrilories of Nebraska and Utah, so much of Dakota as lies west of tbe 104th mendan, and so much of Montana as lies contiguous to the new road from Fort Laramie to Virginia City Montana. Headouarters at Omaha. The Department of Dakota, Brigadier and Brevet Major Gen. A. H. Terry to command to embrace the State of Minnesota and all the Territories of Dakota and Montana, not embraced in the department of the Platte. Headquarters at Fort Snelling. Tbe Department of California, Brigadier and Brevet Major Gen. Irvin McDowell to command, to embrace the States of California and Nevada, and the Territory of Arizona. Headquarters at San Francisco. The Department of the Columbia, Major Gen. Frederick Steele to command, to embrace the State ot Oregon and the Territories of Washington and Idaho. Headquarters at Portland. The principal movements of troops have been in Texas, on the Mexican frontier, and in the Territories, the details of which are given in the accompanying report of Gen. Grant, commanding tbe armies of the United States. and tbe reports ot division and department commanders, to which reference is made. Gen Grant reports that a military force has ls?en kept in all tbe lately rebellious States for the purposes of insuring tbe execution of law, and protecting life and property against the acts ol those who, as yet, will acknowledge no law but force a class smaller, in his opinion, than could have been expected after such a conflict as tbat through which we have passed, bul sufficiently formidable to justify he course which has been pursued. Military movements have also been directed with a view to the pro tectron ot emigrants on their way to tbe moun tain territories against the hostility and oppo sition ol the Indians Beside the operations thus recapitulated, of reduction, concentration, retrenchment, and reorganization ol the military establishment, and payment, complete equipment and disposition of the army, other matters of national importance and interest have received tho careful attention of the War Department. The permanent defenses of the country have been strengthened. Their efficiency has already been much increased by substituting cannon of larger caliber and improved model for lightergunB, and wrought iron for wooden gun carriages. This work is still in progress. and will be continued. Diligent and carelul efforts, based upon the designs and recommendations of competent boards of engineers, have been made to adapt eld works, as well as those in process of construction, to more pow- 1 erful armaments. Construction has been sus- petided upon some works, in order to await tbe completion of important experiments bav- ing in view the extensive use of iron shields or j armor for the protection of guns and gunners: I the results already attained give the promise i of a practical and highly beneficial application of tbe knowledge cbtaiued by these trials. : Surveys of tbe lakea have been continued, ! and progress has already been made in im- proving the harbors and rivers of the country. I The woik will be energetically prosecuted un-. der tbe liberal appropriations made at the last I session of Congress. j Active and careful measures have been in-I stituted for successfully aud speedily carrying into euect the generous provisions ot Uongress for the benefit of surviving soldiers of the war lor the l nion. 1 he subject of the payment ol extra bounties to discharged soldiers, and extra pay to discharged officers, has received assiduous attention. The recent law devolving upon War Department, instead of the accounting of- ticers ot the treasury, the duties of examination and settlement of claims of this nature, imposed a vast accumulation of labor, and re quired the considei ation of numerous acts of Congress and the regulations and practice of several bureaus; upon the proper performance of those extraordinary labors depends the disbursement of nearly eighty millions of dollars among more than a million ot claimants. Soon after the adjournment of Congress a competent board of officers was organized to prepare rules and regulations for the payment ol the authorized b unties. Diligent application was given to the work, and tho regulations, having been found to be in strict accordance with law, were promptly approved, published, and directed to lie carried into effect. To the same board the subject of bounties to colored soldiers was also referred, with a view to provide any additional checks that might uard the bounty from fraud ulent assignees anu secure it lo coioreu soiaiers, will, It Is thought not be reduced ia proportion ta the reduction of the military force. The Subsistence Department - ia engaged, under the joint resolution of July 25, 1866, in Dayinz. upon certificates erven JJ tne Com missary-General of Prisoners, commutation of rations to loose tnitea Mates soldiers wno were held as prisoners of war. Tobacco is now furnished to. the enlisted .men of the army, under proper regulations. Ilie settle ment of accounts of officers who have per formed duty with the Subsistence Department has rapidly procressed. Claims under the act of July 4, 1864, which have been filed in the subsistence office, amount in the aggregate to 51,758.031 04. on which S5,343 10, have been allowed. Claims amounting to $1,021,123 70 await final examination and decision. The total amount of money drawn from the Treas ury and disbursed by the bubsistence Department during the past fiscal year was $7,518.-872 54, including payment of claims under the act of July 4, 1864. The amount disbursed during the fiscal years of the war was: From July 1, 18B1, to Jnnc 30, 1863 $48,799,521 14 jfrom July 1, 1M, to Jane 30, 186 t,537,582 7S From July 1, 1S83, to June 3d, 1804 5.6H6.l 8 50 From July 1, 1S(4, to June 30, 1805 144,72 41 From July 1, lr, tn June 30, 180 7 51K .872 54 osrtaiSS? be astonlihed. Mct are arrested 'tor criixtaa the paslsbxMnt or Wnick wtMla be a tarts Of Team la tba penitentiary, and, la some caaea whan tJhe offence cannot be proven, the accused wQl be fined Cor disor derly oonducV or some similar offance.. . This ts certainly a good way oT replenish! nc the City Treasury, bat a very qneer kind of Jnatlee. -i . , - From tk returns of the 8tateea8us takes la 1665, aa reported from toe several ennwtlaa so tbeaoe of tne secretary or state, u appears that last year mi aola had a tetal popalattoa-oT ,l4a,M0.i Of this War Department. I Wasiknqtos City, Nov. 14, lMbtj. ) Mr. President: Di"bandment of the volunteer forces in service at the time the relxd armies surrendered; collecting tbe arms, ordnance, and military stores scattered over ihe vast theatre of war; tbe sale and disposi tion of unserviceable material; storing'in arse uals, magazines, and depots that which might be used; settling und adjusting war claims; re cruiting and organizing the regular army un der the recent act; tho establishment of posts aud garrisons on the frontiei and in the Indian country ; testing the various improvements of breech-loading small arms, and supplying them to the army; practical experiments to determ ine tbe destructive power of projectiles and tbe comparative resisting qualities ot materials completing seaboard defenses and providing them with armaments; planning and carrying on harbor and river improvement; theBe, with tho administration of the laws relating to refugees, freedmen, and abandoned lands, have constituted the chief operations of the War Department during the past year. The entire number of volunteer troops to be mustered out was, on May 1,1865, 1,034,064, and niy last annual report recounted tbe operation of disbanding this force until November 15, 1865, when 800 963 troops had been transported, mustered out, and paid. The work was actively continued after that date, and on January 20, 1866. 918,722 volunteers had been mustered out; February 15, 952,452; March 10. 967,887; May 1. 986,782; June 30, 1,010,-670; November 1, 1,023.021 leaving in service 11,043 volunteers, white and colored. Tbe aggregate reduction of the colored troops during the year has been 75,024, and at this date one regiment of artillery and 13 of infantry, numberiug about 10,000 officers and enlisted men, remain in the service. Commenced in May, 1865, the work of discharging and returning to their homes 1,034,064 volunteers would have been-completed in three months, but for the necessity of retaining in service part of that force. Past experience shows, tbat should any national emergency require a larger force than is provided by the peace establishment, armies could be swiftly organized to at least tbe full strength of a million of men. The reduction of tho army has been attended by a corresponding reduction of material and retrenchment of expenditures. The advanced depots of the quartermaster's department, which has been established as basis ni operations, have been broken up; tbe greater part oi tne material soia at advantageous rates or concentrated in five principal depots and arsenals; and all unnecessary employes discharged. From May 1, 1865, to August 2. 1866, over 207.000 horses and mules were sold tor $15,269,075 54. About 4,400 barracks, hospitals, aud other buildings have been sold daring the year for $447,873 14. Tbe sale of irregular and damaged clothing in store produced during the fiscal year the sum of $902,-770,45. The fleet oi 590 ocean transports in service on July 1, 1865, at a daily expense of $82,400, was reduced before June 30, 1866, to 53 vessels, costing $3,000 per diem, and most of these have Bince been discharged ocean transportation being now almost entirely conducted by established commertia's line of steamers. Of 262 vessels which had teen employed in inland transportation, at an expense of $3,193,533 28, none were remaining in service on June 30, 1866; sales of river transports, steamers and barges during the year are reported as amounting to $1,152-895 92. The rates of wagon transportation in the Indian country have also been reduced by favorable contracts. The military railroads, which were operated during the war at a total expenditure of $45,422,719 15, and which am officially reported to have reached an extent of 2,b30 miles, and to nave possessed 433 engines, and 6,605 cars, have all been transferred to companies or boards of public works, upon condition of the adoption of loyal organizations of directors. Cash sales of railroad equipment to the amount of $3,466,739 33 are reported, and credit sales of $7,441,073 22; upon the latter there have been paid, principal and interest, $1,200,085 18; leaving due to the United States, oa June 30, 1866, principal and interest, $6,670,074 05. The military telegraph, which attained an extent of 15' 389 miles of line constructed during the period of hostilities, witn a total expenditure of $3,219,400 during tne was, ana $567,637 during tbe last fiscal year, has been discontinued, the material Bold and disposed of, and tbe employes discharged, only a feconfideatial operators beintr still retained for cipher cor respondence with commanders of important districts. it u. 11 w. MnV nnt Thi. I - ixich subsistence stores as coma not oe re- . -IWBaajrBBp-iw the reduced amy have increaaea vonnage wouia jure jvguuw awui 1 fo, flje.most part Men sold at aatash 26,00 lockages during the navigation season I prices. -4 Ji-v ktisiaetory 881 beds. Measures havo been adopted for the purpose 1 aud protect tho Treasury against fraud; and of providing suitable shelter for the troops now i when the report was received, payment of the statiom don the Plains, and for those which liounties was ordered. As to the other class may be ordered thither, and to prevent suffer- i of bounties, the Paymaster-General regards it ing during tbe Winter. Tbe army has been j impracticable to mako payment until all ap well supplied with forage, about 1 ne-half the plications shall have been received, and claims quantity having been supplied Irom the stock remaining on band at the cessation of hostilities; the consumpuon for tl.e year has been 3,300,000 bushels of oats, 5,0(;i,oii'j bushels of corn, 13G,000 tons of hay. 2,7uo tons of straw. Subsistence stores ol good qualiu have been supplied to the army, aud though the larger part has been obtained at the principal market-centres of tbe Northern States, yet the general return of the ciiizics. North and South, to the productiveness of peace, and the ceosequent reopening of tbe customary channels and sources of trade, have enabled a partial resumption of the course of procuring supplies at the points where they are to be consumed. Eighty-nine contracts for fresh beef have made in tbe Southern States, at a general average price of 11 00 cents per pound, classified and registered by States and organizations; but by this preliminary process the ultimate payment of all will, it is believed, lie greatly expedited. Attempted otherwise, probably the work would never be fully accomplished. Of the valuable public records by which tbe validity of tbe bouuly claims is to be tested, there is in the archives of the Government but one copy, already much worn, for each period. An examination for each individual case would soon reduce them to illegible shreds. Tbe duty of the Government to thesoldiers who have been maimed or have fallen in its d. f'ense has not been neglected. Much care has been taken, by precautions and practical tests, to secure for the former tbe most durablo, useful, and comfortable artificial limbs. From July Hi. 1862. the date of the u.t. of Pnn and in the interior of those States other arti- j thbrizing artificial limbs to be furnished to July cles to a small extent have been purchased The market at New Orleans is now so well furnished, and has so far resumed a healthful mercantile condition, as to render it possible to procure there, at satisfactoiy prices, most of the subsistence stores required in the department of the Gulf. On the Pacific coast, for several years after California was admitted to the Union, all tbe supplies for troops there stationed were required to be shipped from New York; but an ample and reliable market, comprising the products of California and OregOD. and tbe foreign countries bordering upon the same ocean, is now found in San Francisco, and most of the subsistence stores for troops in the division of the Pacific have been there obtained. In general the subsistence supplies purchased during the year have been procured upon contracts, concluded in pursuance ot advertisements for sealed proposals, written proposals, and acceptances. The importance of speedily providing the army with bree'eh loading small arms of the best pattern has been recognised and acted upon. By an order of January 3, 1G6. a board of competent officers waa convened for the purpose ot examining, testing and re porting on the various models of original breech-loaders, and the various plans for the conversion into breech-loaders of the arms heretofore borne by our troops. This board met on March 10, and continued in session until June 4, when its report was submitted. and directions have been given the Ordnance Department for the speedy manufacture of breect-'.oadiog arms. In view of the great number of small arms on han 1, it has been deemed advisable to ctovert Springfield rifle-mnsk-ts, nt a comparatively email cost, into efficient breech-loaders, rather than to incur the cost of tbe entire manufacture of new arms of that description, at a time, too, when tbe invention may not have been perfected. This alteration of the Rnri been effected so successfully as to render it an mm tiiovOT io oe oeuer in all respects man the Prussian needle-gun, while its metalic ammunition is regarded as superior to that of the latter. The Department has already on hand breech-loaders of approved patterns adequate for the supply of the cavalry and mounted and light infantry. Besides the measures that have been men- , tioned to provide for the comfort and promote the efficiency of the army, stated mmtl.1. i spections have been made in every military wuiuiwiu uutiug woii a vje w to bring to notice and promptly remedy any irregularities and defects; and numerous special inspections have also been made tr.rougb.oiit the whole country, for the purpose of correct, ine abuses, suggesting improvements, and effecting retrenchment in the service. The inspection service baa not been changed by ibe fftnni to peace; the system developed during tne war, meeting the requirements as nearly as practicable, is still continued. tne present organization of military depart-and divisions is aa follows: ane Department of the East, Major-General 5orge 6. Meade to command, to embrace the P,v?f ad sutl- New York, New Jersey, ! .7pi TQd Fort Delaware. Headquarters at JPhiUdelphia. nli"11 oT Lies, Brigadier and aZrV JoeePh Hooker to command, to embrace the States, of Ohio, Michigan, In-dtanlinom and Wiaconain Hendcpter. .2 Pr'm?nt Washington Brigadier fm to ,enblc? District of Columbia, Alexandria and Fairfax eountiea. Vlr-' w Wd Stat- of UTJJl war pt Fort warT rt The Department of the Potent and Brevet Major-General John M. Brigadier shofiektto 1, 166, there have been suDnlied tn disnhlnd soldiers 3,981 legs, 2,240 arms, 9 feet, 55 hands, 125 surgical apparatus, and it is supposed tbat not more than 1,000 limbs remain still to be supplied at an estimate cost of $7,000. Iu order to include unfortunate cases in which,from the tbe nature of the injury or operation, no limb or other surgical appliance can be advantageously adopted, the Surgeon-General has recommended that, if the appropriation for this purpose shall be continued, the money vdltiB of an artificial limb, in lieu of an order for the apparatus, be given to the maimed soldier. Forty-one national military cemeteries have been established, and into these had already been gathered, on June 30, the remains of 104,526 Union soldiers. The sites for ten additional cemeteries have been selected, and tbe work upon them, for some time delayed by tbe climate acd a threatened epidemic, is now in course of vigorous prosecution. Although it may not be desirable to remove tho remains of those now reposing in other suitable burial grounds, it is estimated that our national cemeteries will be required to receive and protect the remains of 249.397 patriotic soldiers whose lives were sacrificed in defense of our national existence. The average cost ol the removals and reinterments already accomplished is reported at $9 75, amounting in the aggregate to $1,144,791; and it is believed that an additional expenditure of $1,609,294 will be necessary. It is proposed, instead of the wooden headboards heretofore used, to erect at the grave small monuments of cast iron, suitably protected by zinc coating against rust. Six lists of the dead, containing 32.666 names have been published by the Quartermaater-Geoeral, and others will be issued as rapidly as they can be prepared. The tqtal estimate of military appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 18 38 is $25,205,669 60. The Adjutant-General's office has immediate supervision of recruiting for the regular army, and disbanding tbe volunteer force, and charge also of the records and unfinished business of tbe Provoet-Mars-hal-Geueral's bureau, which, in accordance with Act of July 28, 1866, was discontinued on August 28. Arrangements have been made for the prompt settlement of the undetermined questions formerly pertaining to that bureau, and for the removal to Washington of the records of its offices in tbe various States. The estimated appropriation required for the purpose of the Adjutant-General's office is $300,000. In the bureau of military justice during the past year, 8,14 records of court-martial and military commissions have been received, reviewed, and filed; 4.008 special reports made as to the regularity of judicial proceedings, the pardon of military offenders, the remission or comma tation of sentences, and npon the miscellaneous subjects and questions referred for the opinion of the bureau; including also letters of instrnctiion npon military law and practice to judge-advocates. and reviewing oflit-ra. The number of records' of military courts received at this bureau reached a minimum soon after the adoption of the recent Army Act, ' and since that time has increased with the military force. ' The other businees of 'the office, aa an adviovtory branch of tbe War Department, will also, it i believed continue to be augmented, until the peace establishment shall be completely organized and the new army fully recruited; and the fact, that, fa a large number of important cases, commanders of departments and armies are not authorized to exeoute sentences in time of peace, and that such caaea can no longer be summarily disposed of without a reference to the1 Execu-tiTe. will also require from the Executive, will also require front the bureau a very consider' able number of reports which heretofore have not beeo called for. I? aggregate bosines V1 .'-" - - I - " Total amount 1369,305-54 No appropriation is required for the next fiscal year. Arrangements will soon be consummated by the medical department for tbe permanent se curity of its valuable mortuary records, in cluding 16.000 folio volumes of hospital registers. 47,000 burial records, 16,000 hospital muster and pay rolls, alphabetical registers of the dead, containing zo,vuu names oi w uiue, and 20,000 of colored soldiers, and the patho logical collection constituting tne army metu- eat museum. Durinar tbe year official evidence- obtainable from no other Bouree, of cause of death, or of discharge for disability, has been furnished in 49.212 cases, and 210,027 dis ehare-es unon certificates of disabilHy have been examined and classilied. ine total uum ber of surgical cases classified and recorded is, of wounds 133.9o2 ana ot operations io.wr. Tbe preparation for publication of the medi cal and surerieal bistorv of the war has been prosecuted with energy, much of the manu serict and several of the illustrations for the first volume being completed. The army med ical museum continues to increase in valu and usefullness, and the greater security aud additional accommodations of the building to which it will be shortly removed, admit of the addition of a great number' of interesting and instructive specimens not hitherto available for want of space. A small appropriation wil be required to continue tbe w ork of classifiea tion and preservation . ot this national collec tion. The estimated appropriation required fo the medical department for the next fiscal year is $90,000. The itav dvpartiiunt remains without mate rial change. In consequence of additional la bors imposed upon this branch of the War Department by receut congressional enact ment, and in order to promptly pay the large usue of treasury certihcates. it was necessary to retain temporarily a number o! aduiliona paymasters. The estimated appropriations ot the pay ue partment amount to $17,728,560 00 for the pay oi tne army lor tne next nscai year. The corps ol engineers at the close of the lis cal year consisted o! 9o officers, the battalion of engineer trocps, and tbe Military Academy Thirteen officers were on detached duty, serv ing in command ol military departments, o special service connected with the levees ot tl Mississippi River, on the Light-house Board with the Department of the Interior, upon du ties relating to the Pacific Railroad, on military surveys and staffs of the General-in-Chiel and Commanding General of the Military Division of the Gulf: the remainder were diligently engaged in the duties of their profession, officei s of desirable experience and practice having direct supervision of the more important works. Tbe engraeer troops were distributed between the Military Academy aud the two depots of engineer supplies located at Willett's Point, New York, and at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. The condition of the battalion with regard to discipline and instruction, is reported as satisfactory. At the two engineer depots, much valuable war material has been collected from the points where it bad remained after tbe close of active opera tions in tbe field, and it is proposed to keep on handa complete outfit on a moderate scale ot such engineer, bridge and siege equipage a would be most likely to come into requisition to supply unforseen demands in the lield. The Chief of Engineers suggests a modification ot tbe act of June 23. 1866, in respect to the man ner of procuring labor and material for improvements of harbors and rivers. The estimated appropriation required by the enyineer bureau for the next liscal year is So, 140.000. Tbe Ordnance Department now hmits the operations of arsenals to the construction of wrought iron sea coast carriages, and such ordnance supplies as are needed for immediate use; preservation of the ordnance stores left on band at the close of the war; breaking up unserviceable ammunition ; and completing unfinished buildings. Fire-proof workshops have been completed at Watervliet, Frankford. and Allegheny Arsenals; three magazines, with a capacity for storing 1.3,000 barrels of gunpowder, have been built at St. Louis Arsenal; and one of tbe same capacity at each of the arsenals at Washington City and Benicia. A board of officers is engaged in examining suitable sites for depositories of gunpowder, provided for by an appropriation of the last session of Congress; and the erection of such magazines as will furnish secure and suitable storage for all our powder, ammunition, and niter, will be commenced early next spring. The arsenals at the South which were seized by tbe rebel, haing been retaken, are reoc-cupied, excepting tbe North Carolina Arsenal, which was destroyed, the Harper's Ferry Armory, tbe workshops of which were burned, and which has lieen used as an ordnance depot, the arsenal in Florida, which has been transferred temporarily to the Freedmen's Bureau, and tbe arsenal in Arkansas, which is occupied by troops of the line. Tbe Chiel of Ordnance is of opinion that it is not advisable to retiuiia the rorth Carolina Arsenal, or to re-establish the armory at Hai'ier's Ferry, and tne sale oi lutn is recommended. All the small ai ms, and same of tbe other supplies wnicn were collected at uaton Rouge. San tonio, Augusta, Cbr,'-) and Mount Ver-nrl" rXaaiS have been removed, and the only supplies which have been sent to them were sucb as were required for immediate issue to troops. Tbe commission appointed under the act of April 19, 1864, to examine and report the value of property on Rock Island taken by ihe United States, by authority of that act, has entered upon its duties. As soon as good titles to the property shall have been acquired, the construction ot the armory and arsenal as required by law, will be hastened as fast as the appropriations will admit It is important that this establishment should be built up as rapidly as pofsible, and a considerable sum has been estimated for that purpose during the next fiscal year. It is believed tbat all ol it is necessary and can be judiciously and advantageously expended. The operations at tbe national armory at Springfield, Massachusetts, during the past year have lieen confined to cleaning and repairing arms used during the war, and to making the requisite preparations for converting the Springfield muskets into breech -loaders. The power and endurance of the 8-inch and 12-inch cast-iron rifle cannon have leen subjected to piactical tests, and- the experiments will be continued. lite ordnance returns for three consecutive years, including a. General, haa been assigned a Inspector, and Col. T. G- Pitcher, of the 44th Infantry, ap pointed Superintendent The report of the Board of ' isitors for 1866 . bears ample testimony to tbe usefulness and excellent condition of tbe academy, and recommends the increase.! r . , . , . . , . l. 1 vi toe ii limner oi caeiets to sou. rtitu un present number of cadets but one graduate can be snoolied to each rer-imen t everv second Tear. after tberrrdinary demands of the staff corps ar met. Dpring the past session of Congress important measures were adopted respecting iae acwrcmy,-niuig hue stanuaru Of qua lines-tions for admission, and requirinit that appoint ments b9 hereafter made one year iu advance of the date of admision. The inspector, from personal oiiserration, reports the authorities of tne institution as most assiduous in their efforts to advance the. interests of the Academy and cs caaea?. its aaministratioo is characterised y economy, and habits of frugality are incul cated. Excellent discipline is maintained and judiciously enforced. Tbe estimated appropn all on lor tne Military Academy is $243,867. In tne uureau or Kerugees, Freed. men ana Abandoned Lands, the Commissioner reports that there is no material change of organiza tion, but business is laciutated and vexed ques tions settled by the law of 1866. The jurisdic tion of assistant commissioners coincides gen erally with department and district commands. but la distinct in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Under the new law Mar land and Kentucky are embraced, and these States seem to require aid from the Bureau in promoting the interests ot justice and education. In the Northern cities employment offices, of little expense to t he Government, and not a source of revenue, have been established with a view to obtain work and homes for dependent freed' people, ana to relieve crowded localities. The mportance of selr-siipiiort has been urged by proper means upon tbe laboring classes. Wages have been determined not by orders ot bureau officers, but by circumstances orninarily affect ing the price ot labor m different localities. The education of freedmen and refugees has been carried on vigorously, under the immediate patronage of benevolent societies. A su perintendent of education, devoting his whole time to his work, ia stationed at the bureau headquarters iu each State, and all bureau officers co-operate with him. It is estimated that 150,000 freedmen and their children are now attending school In the Southern States. Schools for refugee white children are also established. Their formation is everywhere encouraged by the bureau. There has been but little uniformity of action in different States in respect to the administration of justice. Assistant Commissioners have been instructed to transfer military jurisdic tion as rapidly as possible, to State judicial tribunals. This has been done completely in some States, while in Virginia. Louisiana and Texas, bureau courts are Mill in existence. A claim division, instituted in March last and aided by officers and agents throughout the Slates, has sought to prevent frauds upon colored soldiers in their efforts to collect unpaid claims. One hundred and ninety-five claims were paid through tbe office of the Commi?-sionar; 723 rejected at this office; 1.532 are in process of adjustment. The aggregate amount collected and paid is $10,539 09. Detailed reports are given of the operations of the bureau in each State and the District of Columbia. Transportation is reported as furnished to 0,352 destitute freed people and 3S7 refugees ; 14,412,273 rations were issued between June I. 18(i.", and September 1, 1866. The number per month to refugees and freedmen was 894,469: the average number per day, 20,819. Tbe issue to whites increased until June 30, IRliO. when issues to freedmen and refugees were about equal. From June 30, 1866, until September 1, the number supported of lioth classes has diminished. Rigid scrutiny has lieen exercised to prevent issues to any but the absolutely destitute, and parts ot the ration not actually needed were cut off. Officeis were directed to hold each plantation, county, parish, and town responsible for the care of its own poor, but to very little purpose, for. with few exceptions, the State authorities have failed to contribute to the relief of tbe class of persons supported by the Government Owiug to the failure of crop, the requirements of circular 10, of August 22, could not lie rigidly enforced. Upon the application of State officials, special issues are be ing made to certain Slates for the support of their pauper population. Rations are sold to teachers and agents of benevolent societies under the same rules that apply to such pur poses maae oy commissioned officers. Bureau hospitals receive the usual freedmen's ration. The amount of land now in possession of the ueau is 272.231 acres to be increased by 228 aattustmtnu MTETttOfOjUTAN Tm3ATtti?. JObS H. KxauH EntMnent for Sve aigt, M rjnrtratod vmoiija Ma JOHN . OWKNa TTedBeaday ETenlBt. SW'a.' seaut number, 1,093,111 are wbtte males ; 1,034,059 white I ""1 be presented thegraat Play, ta J? ZTl, femalesa total white population of 3,84,170; 9,11 are colored males; 8,298 colored females; total col ored popniation, 17,S41 In 1860 the ppulattoa of Illinois was 1,751,753, so that there has been aa in crease of popniation ta tbjs State la f- joara of ma mt, W .ii It appears, bom advance sbeets of the lartkcomVng report of the Adjutant-General of IULnol; that Ibis State furnished 256,897 men for the purpose of sop- pressing the late rebellion ; also that th number of militia in this State subject to military aeraoels 357, 541, or about one to every six persons la the popv lation There, Is a load cry against the inspection sys tem for grain in the city. Grain shippers, have tainly good cause for complaint. Once they put It on board or the cars they lose all coatrol of iti-they can not say where it mnst go to be unloaded Shave noth ing to say in the Inspection out It la rajitgh-ed of the shippers that they shall pay for tbe Inspection, fcr the storage of tbe grain, eta Theehlppqra nnat pre vent it going In the elevator although the j could sell it on track for 4050c more than as inspected, a d It Is stated that If a shipper ever asks to have his grain pat in a separate bin so that It can be drawn oat pare or vict versa, as tbe case might be, he Is jircf used the accommodation. We will suppose a case, so that yonr readers stand this cry against, and judge for themselves whether there is cause for complaint or not. W. B ships a load of wheat believing it to be No 2. The Inspector ex amines it, doubts, re-examines it hd finally con eludes, honestly, no doubt It must be rejected. Tbe rejected sold for, say S 1 45 per bnshel--whlle If It had passed for No. 2 it would have brought $ 1 90. Now any shipper knows that if he had great heslta tion In deciding whether it was equal, to No. 2, that the difference in value could not be moje than 2 or 3 cents per bushel, but W. B. had to lose cents per bushel. Where grain is sold by sample, the 3 or 3 cents per bushel, instead of 40 cents, would have been the difference in the price obtained for the lot. The best way to sell grain is by sample the next best by weight. All kinds of grain, except perhaps barley, if of good quality, will weigh tieavy. The present Bystem of inspection Is certainly an unfair one for shippers, and it needs revolutionizing. em irriaay afternoon the last wall of earth of the Lake Tunnel waa cut away, and the tunnel ia now one unbroken tube from the shore to tbe crib two miles out beneath the watara of Lake Mlcbfan. The ceremony was not at all imposing, and was only wit nessed by a few the contractors, engineer, the super-lntendents, fcc the Mayor and (Jommon fouucli not participating As 1 stated in my last, it will be at least three months before the tunnel can be wade use of. GOLD Dl'ST bOLON 8HINGLm- o1ob Shingle m,. Jofc- m "er uowara Mr Ju r To conclude with the iMsaabli Coody cc " ..s TUa HAPPISST DA 41 n-r tin Mr, Oilman. Mr Joh . , I W own at 3 o'clock. Fwft , '(X ofaodt preoael,. w,u T. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE. ' A GRAND KHTKETAITnUNT OF Vocal and Light Gymnastics, ""o-l-rio.l dt lNSTKunaNTAX MUSIC Win be given by the 8T0DSNTS OF ST JOSaPTrn OOIXKGK, on "ra'8 Wednesday Evening-, Dee. rtl 1B- AT ST. JAMES HALL. A crowded bouse ia anticipated, ly- Ticket can be had at Breed, Butler Co a. Theodore Butler's. ShennM ivicL VcT Geo. Ueutheris. r' " s generally will be better able jo under, J . J A J1 Jjj S H A "L Ti " inspection system," that there ia such a I . , . BATEMAN CONCERTS. 4 married. On the 8d Inst., by Mev. Dr. Hotctiklss,-at the res tdence or the bride's father, Mr. COUA. K STOW 1TTS and Miss MARIA A. BOOMA.N, all or this city traNo Cards. Un the 4th Inst., by Rev. Father BoniyeBtnrc, attfce resilience or John A. Seymour, Mr. UtwUHGK TUT TLE and Miss MAGGIE WALLS, all of this city. Died. December 4th, at the residence of he parents, cor ner of Niagara and Pearl sts , MARY OtbLKN, only uauunier oi x no, aua Anne attne rtose, sgea i years, 4 months, and 22 days. , . r-Fun?ral on Thursday afternoon! at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully Invited to attend. ' lit, Tt.alHnv mstmlmr , .... AH XI A It IJ V T ' 1 1 . .. ..... j iu......... .'-.-- -sin, .'.,1-1, 1. Jj , ruu of Henry and Frances &. Chandler, agtSl 2 J months andlSdays. : ty Funeral from the residence of his parents, at No. 40 Niaaara street, en Friday, ilea, oh, at 10 o'clock A. M. T OST! LOST! A SMALL ROLL OK PAPKHS li in which was a list ef namea, of no use to any one but the owners. on Main st. between Terrace and Nlagaja ats ...ill 1:1 . . .1 -V i uv nuciuij ittwoiutm uii omvintr finder will Breed, Butler A Co.'s, Main st Supposed to have been dropped T I'he it at deltf I, li acts in Tennessee, ol which the number of acres has not been reported. The aggregate ntimb-i of parcels of town property, not included in the above, which have been in possession of the bureau is 3.724, of which 2.605 have been restored, leaving a balance of 1,119 parcels of town property. The balance on hand or the freedmen Tund ,b --. - - m3KS 52 1 he balanced district destitute lund 18.S3H It. The balance of appropriation " .6,85ti,2o!) 30 The estimated amount due subsistence department i- $297,000 00 The transportation reported unpaid 26 015 94 The transportation estimated due 20,000 00 Estimated amount due modcal department UX),000 00 Estimated amount due (Juar termasier department 200.000 00 643,015 94 Total balance for all purposes of expen- 'ture - - -..$0,513,9(0 55 Tbe Commissioner estimates the additional funds necessary for the next fiscal year as follows: Salaries of Assistant Commissioners, Sub $147,500 00 m,m) oo 63.0110 OU . SOu.UtO 00 . 1,500,00(1 00 . 500,000 00 800,000 Oil 25,000 00 500,000 00 18,000 00 Assistant? and Salaries of Clerks, stationery and Printing quarters and fuel Suosistence Stores MediCJil Department Transportation School Superintendents . Buildiuits for Schools and Asvliims (including constiuetion, rental and repairs Telegraphing and Fostago. Tolal $3,830,300 00 In compliance with recent enactments of Congress . Commissioners to assess the value of slaves enlisted into the United States army during the war have been appointed for Missouri, Maryland. Kentucky and Tennessee, but their reports heve not yet been received. Iu conclusion, il gives me pleasure to again express my obligations to tbe Chiefs of Bureaus and their subordinates, wbo, in reducing the War Department to a peace establishment, have evinced thesame diligence, ability and fidelity to the interests of the Government tbat distinguished them during tbe labors, anxiety and vicissitudes of the war and contributed so much to ils successful termination. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. FROM CHICAGO. ueiierai Magrnation In Buiineii. nn i imc."-i he Labor lUarhet overstocked. Crime and Ue Punish ment In Chicago. -Illinois State cen- sus lor 1865. Increase In Population 429,937. Facts from Ine Adjutant General's Report. brain Inspection system, a Great Evil. The Tonne, A'C. Special Comtpondencc Buffalo Commercial Advertiier. Chicago, December 2, 1806. For the past week or two there has been great sta nation and Inactivity in all business circles, and, in consequence, on all aides cn )k heard complaint ot period of active service and ordinarv rsnid I dull limes. The week before the one inst cloced was show an average duration of five years lor cav- I considered about as bad a basilicas week aj there airy carbines, of four years for cavalry pistols, saoieis uuu accouiermenig, or seven years for infantry muskets, and of six years for infantry accouterments. From January 1, 1861, to June 30.1866. the ordnance department provided 7.892 cannon, 11,787 artillery carriages, 4.022,130 small arms, 2,362,546 complete sets accouterments for infantry and cavalry. 539,-544 complete sets of cavalry horse equipments, 28,164 sets of horse srtilkry harness, 1.022,- conld possibly be, but the one ending yesterday was far worse. In the cleartne bonse here, lor mc weex b fore last, there was a falling off of ome three millions or clearings as compared w"n preceding week, and tbe last week's pub'tehed statement shows an other decrease cf over two and a half million be ing a decrease In two weeks ofylre milliow and a half of dollars in the traoaactions or the clearing house. The produce market, particularly, haa been very doll, tbe downward tendency of prices acting to discourage 1(0,4(4 Cartridges for small arms. 1.220.555.- ' oneration Dnnng tne week wheat haa declined 5c, 435 percussion caps, 2,862.177 rounds of fixed j corn 6c. oats c, rye 2c, barley 2c per bufhel, and artillery ammunition. 14 507,682 cannon pri- , pork i " J P-T oarrei. uwmg to this decline niers and flizers, 12.875.294 pounds of artillery and the downward tendency of tbe market, the far projectiles, 26,440,054 iiounds of gunpowder, I mers west of Chicago arc very generally holing on to 8.395,152 pounds of nitre, and 90.416.295 ' their produce, iu the hope that prices will advance. pounds or lead. In addition to these, there it is the opinion of those "posted," that both grain were immenafl on an Li ties of riArta nrovided for nd nork will . .... ati! mr. -.. -i . , , -J 1' I . , i ' -" ' ...v. f, uu lilC IC1VI repairing and making good articles damaged, reachin u9 from EngIand d0 not g,re ranch bope for lost or destroyed in the service. The fiscal J r- . an advance at present The farmers, however, have sources of the ordnance bureau for t-e year a rim act the,r own plea8nre . sr U)ej m lev amounteu to tw,oui,uoi oo, " ' . , in their expectations they mnst bear tbe disappoint. iVTaVo 'ZrZL Lr'T5 043.804 28 ten1""" The packer, here are doing TV 7 XL Triury. and $705,- aat erT mtl0' nQ " stagnation ia thi. line Is be r'TJlt IfTislirsinir officers ! felt by the leading Oiseomrt house..- ; 7" " " Henoeitories of June 30, I Merchant will have considerable difficulty, in many au s-t in a tu vri uuilu -. . ' i . j . 1866. The estimated appropriation J. P. 8HOKURAFT, Auctioneer Regular Peremptory sale or F0KKITWRE, CAR. PETS, MIRRORS, PIANOS, WOOLEN GOODS, UltUUKJUXX, FL4T1SD W ARB, &C. i At the City Auction Rooms, 5 and 7 West 8 en oca it., By u. Q. IRISH, Jb., ; Saturday, Dec 8, at 9K o'cl'k A. M., Will be sold to the highest bidder . A large variety of first-class FnrnUurc: Pianos, Mirrors, Carpets. Softs, . Teic a tetea Lounges tide boards, Book-caaea, Si fa and Eay Cbatra, Mahogany and Walnut Bedsteads, Bureaus and Woshs'and, Hair aud Sea gross Mattrasscs, II lows, Feather Beds, Marole top and Extension Tables, . Cane Chairs and Rockers, Quartettes. What-not., Worsted Goods, Plated Ware, Cook and Parlor Stoves, Crockery, Glass ware. Harness, Hat Racks, Stc ty Terms cash. . ; Dry Verzenay Winfes ! EXCLUSIVE AGENCY, At the old stand of V. L . TIPHAINE. No. 193 Main street. THE UNDERSIGNED BEGS TO INFORM HIS patrons and the cliiz.ns of Buflaio seneriily that he has been appointed by BOOCHE FIL8 A Co., SOLE AGENT for the sale of tbe Dry Verzenay Winer ! In this city, and that he is now prepared to fill all or ders for these famous Wines. V. L TIPHAINE, Dealer In Imported Wines, Liquors and 1 1g-rs, del'tal No 19H Mali, st . Bnfftolo. N Y. Thursday Evening;. Dec. 6th, Friday Evening:, Dec 7th, Saturday Evening:, Dec 8th. Bclne positively tbe only night, on which the follow, ing great Artistes cm appear in this city: MADAME PARE PA, Whose conversance with the Italian. French, German and Spanish languaees, and magnificent voice and thorough musical culture, whether beard In operatic .election, In sacred songs, or In those German and English ballads to which her exquisite rendering naa given nndylec fame, has u roved her a wort hi mnrr. sor to Jenny Llnd tn the esteem and admiration of the American public- SIGNOR BRIGN0LI, This charming Tenor ha. returned with new laurels w inn scene oi at. lormer triumphs, to rept thoe 7h.. luierprmaiion. or operatic moMC m me name ramoas in both continents. SIGNOR FERRANTT. ""LI 'rrosjstibly comic and dashing Bono, wno haa acblevedCw.th the public, whenever he has'.TSeared an unequivocal sncceas. , ''""""'"' SIGNOR F0RTUNA, The pleasing and accomplished Baritone. Programme for Thursday Evenirig. PART FIRST. Sonata in D, Trr piano and violin Bhmiiw, Mr. S. B. MILLS and Mr CARL rVma Ania " Alia Pace," (Giuramento) SIGNOR FORTUNA." Ca at a Largo al Factotum," .Meroadante (Barblere) Hosatnl SIGNOK FERRANTI. 4. RouANZA "M'appsrt," (Martha) Flotow SIGNOR RKIGNOLI. 5. Cavai ika " Bel raejio," (Semtramlde) .. .Koailil MADAME PARbPA. 6. Fahtasis Piano Forte, ( Mldacmmer Night'. Hreaml .Ltsrt Mr. 8 B MILLS. Assignee's Sale. IN ORDK.R TO CLOSE DP THE BUSINESS OF JULIUS HOPFM4.NN. the entlreilock of rood. In the .tore No. 24 Main St., near Eagle, will be sold without reserve at greitly reduced price.. Great advancages and good bargains are offered to Pedlar, and Store-keepers, who are particularly invl-ted to come and examine this large end splendid oi Fancy Good.. Toys, Sleighs, nob1!? Horses, Pocket Book.. SchMors. Pocket Knives. Baskets, Children'. Carriage., Perfumery, China Ware. D Work Boxes, Ac, Ac. A UlV,UOBCB VI , HOLIDAY PRESENTS! Will And It to their Interest to buy at 'this store, i all the goods will be sold at a great sacriCce EDWARilfcSTOKCK, aootSl Assignee rf JuIIbs offmann I'IRT SECOND. 1. Dt oo Da quel di." (Linda) Tonlaetti MADAME PAHEPA and Big. BR1GNOLI 3. Solo Violi n Adagio and Rondo orconrerto, - Mendelssohn Mr CARL ROSA. 8. TAnMTu. " Gla '.a Lun.i," . Rossini SIGNOK FEKKANTl. 4 Romanza "HplrtoGentll " (Favorita) Donizetti SIGNOR BRIGNOLI 5. Bono "The Nightingale'. Trill," Gans MADAME PAKEPA. o. Soto Piano Fobte ' RecoUectton. of Home," Mllla Mr. S. a MILLS. 7. Dpo ' Cn Seeretto." (Cenercntola Rossini 8IGS. FKKKAN'i'I aud FOKTONaT Admission ..... one Dollar. Reserved Seat. 30 cents extra; may be had oa and after 'I uesday morning, December 4th, at Baeppard. Cottier A Co.'. Music Store deltf Academy for Ladies, Genjlemen and Children. NO 1 DELAWARE ST.-COMPLETE COTJR8B In Vocal a d Light Gymnastics and E ocniion. btammetlng cured. Special treatment for the Lonira. Class for Ladles at 10 A M. : Mb see and Master, a 4 P. M , i n Tuesday, and Fridays. Mr HOHLBOT can bo seen ot 136 Pearl at, Thi. system Is approved by the most emlnsnt scholars In Bitflalo, and in the large Eastern elite.. delt7 ST. LUKE'S CIII Ill II Ladies' Fair & Festival ! FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING INDEBTEDNESS ON CHURCH LOT. To bs held at ST. JAMES HALL, Wednesday and Thursday, Day A: Ere. n lugs, Dec. 12 A 13, 1866. Tickets 25 eta. ; admits on for the season. rt38tdl8 DWELLINGS TO RENT. WITH IMMEDI ATE possession North Division tc, No. as, betweea Oak and Elm sis. A 2 utorv and base ment frame, 10 or 12 rooms, Niagara watf r, c. Rent 925 per annum. Court st , No. S2. One-story and basement frame. Bent $800 per annum . i Niagara .t, north side, between Bremen ridge and Auburn St.. A 3 story frame, good yaallnr. Rent $240 per annum Spring .t , east side, flrat dwcWK sonth of Wil liam st 7 a new frame cottage, 4 rooms,. Rent $12 51 per month Apply at No. 8 Wjg", M Real Estate Aeents. PAR 'PA'S SONGS THE RIGHTING ALE'S TnU; Osnz 85 etr. WbT dost thou linger yet? (Guards' walU,) Qotitrej .- ..50 eta. Slag, birdie, sing; Ganz 85 eta. Klve o'clock in the morning: Clribel...i els. L'Estasl: Ardiri ij I cannot sing the old axmgs; Claribel 31 ct The Forsaken: Gabriel .i 80 cut Bel raggio from Semlramldo: Rossini i V) ct. Parted from thee; Matzka ,. 35 cts. Jaosic mailed Iree oi postage, on receipt of price. SHEPPARD, COTTIEJy: A CO., 215 Mjdn street iquired by the Ordnance Officer, ."g u.y suen objta acquire early attention, ts $1,593,- In the Qtfic f ifsary -General of prisoner a reduced force has been engaged in receiving and completing tbe records relating to prisoners of war, in furnishing information required by the various bureaus, and in the investigation of claims for commutation of ntioos to the United States soldiers while held as prisoners of war. Tbe clerical force at the office of the tignal oorp a employed in arranging and ia putting in durable form messages and reports which passed through and emanated from the corps during the war. The expenditures for the signal service daring the year ending September 30, 1866, were $3,900 15; the total amount appropriated and still available for signal aervioa September 30, 1866, waa $252,- 565 97. No appropriation was reqeusied of last Congress, and done will be required for tbe next fSial year. At the last examination tne corps of cadets at the Military Academy numbered 228 members, and 40 cadets of the graduating class completed tbe course of atadiea and were eom-misssioned lieutenants in tbe army. Under the provisions cf the acta of Congrea. approved, respectively, July 13 aud 28, 1866, tna Military Academy waa separated from tbe corps of engineers, which, together with several professors and Cadets, had fereiofore coostitoed the institution, and tbe officers ei which had exercised exclusive trperrituoa and control over it. Brevet Major-Gen. Edmund SchriTer, Inapeetor- casea, to meet maturing paper their sates being very light and their country collection, exceedingly alow Tbe supply of currency has been steadily aeereasing of late, and the Indications at present are that tn the course of a week or two the ecarcUy of money will be very great There are scarcely any branches of work ia this city tbat have not aa overplus of workmen in short taere are at present hundreds of both men and women wbo would willingly work for their bread. And yet men of all trades and profession are eootteaally arriving here, in search of employment, msay of whom have throws-op good situations on specolatiOD, The prospects are that a vtry large number of xae-ebaaica, and laboring men will be out of employment the greater portion of the winter, while clerks, " good penman," " assistant book-keepers," sad " genteel " TOImg men generally, wbo afraid to soil their hand, by heaest labor, wiU r begging tor sUsetloas at aay pries ia lac there are say number of the ist-ft lathe city a present enable to lad employment, although advertising a bonus of $30, $100, or even more, for a sitnsttoo- Tbe past week has been rather quiet a regards crime that U compared wtth the preceding few week. of smaller note than murder. Tbe barglare, bare been very setfe. For every burglar that is arrested at least half a dozen burglaries are committed, and, then when the Ponce are so fortunate as to arrest one f tasss worthies, it generally happens that be escapes with a ought sentience. Daring the week one of these desperadoes was acramea ia the act of bresk-infflnso sgasUeaasa's boase, baton being m.ialsiil. be was ne lot mrdertg etmtbKS ( Cooid yon attend the Peace Court htm for it lew dare you would LA BBLLB AMAZONE A BR Lt'ANT AND showy Fantaaie, in the form of a March; by A Lo.-schorn. Price 75 cents. The above, which we bare jnst published, has been played in public on several occasions hy Mr Alfred H Petse, and has always created a m irked sensation. Sent by mail on receipt of the price SHJCPPAKD, OirrrTBH A CO., 215 Main atrxnt. THIRD NATIONAL BANK OF BUFFAIyO Bnf falo, Dec 5th, 1664. The regular Annual Meeting of the Mtnckholder of this Bank, for tbe election f mrector?, wiu oe tie I a at its Banking once. No Main street, in thi" city, on TUESDAY, the eighth dav of January, 1K67. Po tt will be open from 10 ocioen nil ociocK A. a d8Mja8 E T BTT3.; O.hler. SUPERIOR IOCHT OF BiiKKALO Mary Ann Mitchell, plain tiff, against Georgo Mitcfae:!, d wuiMiik .r Int. Rev. sump, 50 eents, cancelled- ' To George Mitchell : Ten are hereby summoned to answer he complaint In this action, whV h comDialni was Died in the of fice of the Clerk of the cHi&eriT Coattof Buflalo, on the first day of December. 1HH6, and serve a copy of yonr answer on as, at our office in thecty of Bsn- lo, wittun twenty days stter ine cemce serem, exclusive of the day of anch service, and it yoa Call to answer the complaint a aforesaid tbe plaiatlfl will apply to the court tor the relief demanded is the said complaint. Dated Baftalo. De-ember f t, lttttt. r BOX OPRrTair, detia18w Plstntin". Art re, Buffalo. FOURTH ANNUAL BALL OV THI BUFFALO SEAMEN'S UNION ! WILL BE GIVEN AT ST. JAMES HALL, Monday Evening-, Dec. IO, 1866. V3T Music by Union Cornet Band. IT" Carriages wlO cail ror ladles. TICKETS ONE DOLLAR. Committee of Arrangement A. O. Conaei A Bennett. A. Mooro, J. Farley, D. Dots. G Lam.' noSdtdelO ' Young Men's Association LECTIKE COURSE, 18ft6-67. ST. JAMES HALL. for the season : iuowmg uaioi Lectures November 2 , 1850 21, 27. " December 4, ' II, " .. HI. " January 8, 181)7. S2, TIRNRY VINCENT HENRr VINCENT Frot B BIUUMAN, Ja To be announced GEO. W. BJCM1S Rev. E H. CHapui A. W. BISHOP ..Rev. Dr. H. W. BELLOWS Rev H. W. BEECH ER Gen- JOH H a. LtMl a m The number of Seaann Tb-u. - mi. -. price will be uniform, viz: $1 so each . T!icff con he obtained st the Library rooms of the Association, at the Book ,.t u ' i ,TT. , . Co, Martin Taylor at Pea body! and Sage' AToeker" Drug stores and of the members of the KxrcVuVe utw r. B aKH UK. Buffalo, Nov. 13," DELAWARE ST. SKATING P0.1D! THE DELAWARE STREET SKATINfl Pnxm will be opened this wlmir POND Pi ice Gentleman and Lady. Lady $5 ro 100 IT" Tickets to be Droamd at u. .... --, . MS NEW BINGHAMTOn BUCKWHEAT FLOUR wholesale sad retail, and st reduced prices, for sale by GEO. GAGE, STEARIN CAUDLES 00 BOXES hToRB sad for sale at reduced prices, by dso. aim and 21B WiaaMnstmTst tmrn afa niMa tin CHOICE MALAGA AND CATAWBA GRAPES In prima order. Also, ehotee Firs. Prunes: e.Tanoc sale by ehotee Fir. 1 and T15 Washington s cr" Aamaons, wires, Lexonn PreL de fir WBO. aaAGA, VJEW SULTANA KAI8INs-EEDLStl!S VaW 1 etas, Extra layer and bLB. KAislns, Paps sad g. S. almonds. Pscsn. Filbert. Walnut. AeTTT Bold by GEO. GAGS. 5,000 Tx?: - a m eWrTELTt. W BAKitKLS MORE OF THAT CHOICE white AJU Mfcca. wheat Floor, - Dp and y, No. m ltnt. LBS A MXlJlFt Jl CA BARJtMLS GREEN BAT CAAMBAKlUEaW OU oUoj at No. St Mais at -'J?TT"r . W at Borwrnr jt 5,000 LBS. CHOtCaV iMMGHAMTO BiX.lL-WHEATFioar,atl Maia LKg a fronyrEf.ti ; ts BARRKL osiiems. iux Keceiyed oa OU coaaignaaant, at 81 Mala st. V-T Lea OOFTELD. X UmUyonbsaa,atlJMaiBst. ' J." L KrarLD. 'I' 8T. ODT'S DAKCIMa ACADEMY I KREMLIN PARLORS, TTTTLL OPEN SATURDAY, OCT. 6th, 19W. AT fY 2 o'cl'icl Classes every Wednesday sad Bat- arday. Honrs for younger pupila from S irciw. AAuies irom o onm s o ciocc anal $ Classes for Gentlemen every Wednesday a- dav evenings, from 8 on til 10 o'clock. Private Faroe, Scacols, sad ClkSSes attended. tW For Tenre sad Circular. app4yTuslSnte ael7tf DANCING SCHOOL! Oornerof Main and Itooawk stresta. ajid TU UKSD A Y. TZJT ?JJ1 Ladies at 1 11 P. it, Tbur-dsys. ' Children at 4 P M Wednesdays and Tkarede OeiUemm HTl.t'v lrii5? TnursdajB. UatMr'8 aoio,E lata, 1886. aeiatmnl) BUFFALO FlIiE ARTS ACADEMY. MiSn2efr ' SjaasoatlcketebOOrmt. Madam Savah. rj GREAT rMPKESSiONAL MEDIUM. HAS JastretoraedtoBaBsio. She is now iinri, AT HO. 88 SENECA IT, OT,r Mnery Store, wbere woald .r7 10 TP. friern and all that wish to eon-salt hT oa aH Aflalra of I JG. p. - - - v- tara, MarcaatfteTraaaactlecs, of any kted: Absent - vOTrojoipv juoiaRi sae wm uu yo if joa Wlilrscmcrijaatifoparty, or gala taw Esuta. Do not ntU u eoasnlt bar aooa. t7Oaetkosn xroatSA M-teSF.EL v , SOIWall - - rpOS LATEfcT AMD BEST CH0BCH MT78IC Ta I to be found in -The JshJate," lbs New Som hy X. O. Xmsvaoa, www M Harp of JsdabaM " seea ta every Chor, Cooreat oa asd School iaa The nreeeat voisxee le aa laMirov.nsx .k:' j Ttoos oee. asd havina-aa xaaweaaa ami. ay?T" 1 aa-4oalsfespsefsJlysniciAed troea rrer nsrSTTr i tree. Hold by aU Marie tealers ' rt .- i PHbltthere. 277 WaMnVtSr aSl- rnf a ovil eaiJ '5 ml ioi thi ioi it. i n I U3 l.i ri. J "i fl! 4 $' "y ' 1 - T WIMTl (ia. ordi borees, are to be k suimilss fross Ux wwTiutuie for ho1u,ulK. oretnary arrangement and ore 72 t f SAX acUtf the iaro r .j. .... " city. - --'s ye. 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