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The New Council.— Board of Aldermen.
The new Board of Aldermen met at the
usual Chamber, thin morning, at 10 o'clock.
There appeared Stephen Shinn, James
Vansuut, Andrew Wiley, Robert Bell, Sr.,
Jefferson Taney, and Allen G. Harmon.
The new Mayor, Lawis McKenzie, called
the Board t.i order, and read the billowing
Oath, taken by him yesterday, before Juhtice
Dunn, in Washington.
"I solemnly swvar that I will support
the Constitution of the United States, and
the laws made in pursuance thereof, as
the .supreme law of the land, any thing in
the Constitution and laws of the State of
Virginia, or in the Ordinances of the Con
vention which nssenililoil at Richmond on
the 13th ot February, 1861, to the contrary
notwithstanding; aud that I will uphold and
defend tho Government of Virgima as vin
dicated and restored by the Convention
arnica assembled at Wheelitijr on the llih
day of June. 1801."
I -And I further swear that I will faithful.
execute tho office of Mayor of this city to
I beet of my ability, so help me Cod."
Joffbrsou Tacey then by request rend the
'tificaceof eloctiuu of all the Corporation
cere, when tho oath taken by the new
yor, and the usual oath to discharge the
ties of members of the Board were ad
listered by Lewis McKenzie.
)u motion of James Vansaut, Stephen
inn was Ofiotea President of the Hoard,
t was determined nut to proceed to the
•tun oi the officers of the B iard until
next meotin .
effe'rHou Tacey was then choaen Clerk
Lndrew Wiley was appointed to inform
tho Common Council that the Board of Al
dermen had organized. « '
J. A Stoutenburg, from the Common
Council appeared, and notified the Board)
that the Common Council were ready for
The B.aid proceeded Io the Council j
After a short absence, the B iard returned
to their Chamber, when the President an
nounced that the Keeper of the Alms House
bsd deserted bis post, whereupon, on mo
tion, Ribert Bell was appointed a committee
on tbe part of the Board, to enquire iuto tbe
matter, and report on the subject. '
On motion of Robert Bell, the Board ad-
Pourned till Tuesday evening nm at 7 o'
Common Council—The members elect of
the new Common Council, assembled at the
Council Chamber, a few minutes past 10
o'clock. The following were present:
First Ward—John Eveleth, Samuel Ba
ker, James Carlin, and Garret Hulbi.
[Second Ward—J. L. Dyson, and J. T.
Third Ward—H. S. Martin, S. F. Beach,
ames A. Stoutenburg, and S. N. Garwood
Fourth Ward—S. L. C. Sidebottom.
James L Dyson read the certificate of elec
on as published yesterday.
The oath, similar to that taken by the
Aldermen, was then administered by the
new Mayor t<» the members present.
The new Mayor, after administering the
oath, said ho hoped that the Council would
devote their attention to retrenching the city
expenditures as far as possible. He trusted
they would have no m idesty iv regard to re
ducing the salary of the Mayor, even if they
made it nothing, lie regretted that a change
in the municipal government had become ne
cessary, but under the circumstances, it could
not be avoided.
Mr, Beach said he believed it w rt s the pro
per course to elect a clerk pro tern., indeed
one who probably would serve all the purpo
se* of the Board. He accordingly nominated
Mr. James L. Dyson, who was unanimously
elected. Mr. Dyson then took the clerk's seat
Mr. Beach supposed it would now be pro
per to select a President of the Board. The
President of the former Board (Mr. Massey)
was so admirably fitted for the post as to sug
gest him at once as the President of the uew
Biard. lie was not present, and it was ne
cessary to elect also a President pro tern. He
nominated Mr. Massey as President of the
Bnard, and the clerk having put the nomi-
aation to vote, Mr. Ma>sey was unanimously
Mr. Sidebottom nominated Mr. Beach as
President pro tern , and Mr. 8.-.ich, hiving
been unanimously elected, took the chair.
Mr. Wiley, of the Board of Aldermen, ap
peared with a message from that Board, an
nouncing that they nxt orgauized, and were
ready to proceed to business.
The President »ro tern, suggested that the
next business in order would be the adoption
of rules t'..r ths government of the Council,
Whereupon the ordinary rules of the Board
as printed were adopted.
The President appointed Mr. Stoutenburg
a committee to notify th? Board of Alder
men that the Coram.-n Council bad qualified,
and were ready to proceed will business.
The President said, that, as the charter re
quired the Corporation officers to take certain
oaths and give specified bonds, to be approv
ed by the Finance Committee, bethought that
that committer, at least, should be appointed
as soon as possible. This met with general
assent, and, on motion ol Mr Taylor, the
Board adjourned until Tuesday night next.
As the Council were leaving their scats,
the Board of Aldermen enrere i, and
Mr. Vansantsaid that it had been reported
to the Aldermen that the keeper of the Poor
House had abandoned his charge, and the
Aldermen thought that some action should
be taken Upon the subjeot.
Mr. McKenzie said be thought thero must
be some mistake upon tbe subject,
Mr. Bell said that Mr, James Eotwiale had
told him this morning that the Overseers of
the Poor considered their functions at an end.
Mr. Beach said that Council would reas
semble to consider the subject.
Mr. Wiley inquired who appointed the
keeper of the poor house.
Mr. McKenzie—The two Boards in joint
Mr. Martin thought that the proper course
would be to appoint a committee to examine
the condition of the Alms House, and report
at the next meeting.
The Board of Aldermen then retired.
Mr. Sidebottom moved that a committee of
four be appointed, in accordance with the
suggestion of Mr. Martin.
The President supposed that one would be
a better number.
The motion was accordingly modified, and
having been adopted, James A. Stoutenburg
was named as the committee under it.
The Board then adjourned.
IThb Volunteer Relief Association.—
The Volunteer Relief Association met yes
terday afternoon, at the office of William B.
Price, Pitt street, the President, Wm. B.
Price, in the chair, and Henry Peel Secre
tary. The meeting was well attended, and
the committees reported that the Association
worked well according to its plan of benefi
cence, and that its efforts have already pre
vented a great amount of suffering, and pro
mise to do a yet greater amount of good as
the winter comes on.
It appeared that the beneficiaries of the
Association numbered one hundred and for
ty-two families, comprising some four hun
A free interchange of views as to some o
the details of the working of the Association
took place, alter which the meeting adjourn
The Supply Store.—The supply store o
the Volunteer Relief Association is, we learn
about to be transferred from its present loca
tion to some other point in thf city. This in
stitution is doing a noble work for humani
ty. Its relief is more complete and more
widely extended than that of any other cha
ritable institution which has ever been or
ganized in our midst. On the distribution
day last week, it gave out 320 rations, ma c
up as follows : 1,028 lbs. of meat, 784 lbs. of
flour, 27 bushels of corn meal, and 1,065
fish. There is nothing in the community so
worthy of support as this store, except the
Orphan Asylum, and that is a worthy mate
of the supply store.
Military Funerals.—Two military fune
rals took place yesterday, and the solemn
dirges of the band, as the cortege passed
through the streets, attracted considerable
Found Drowned.—Yesterday morning mi
i formation was brought to some of our citi
zens that a woman was lying drowned on
the shore •/ Hunting Creek, just above the
bridge. On going to the place, she was
found drawn up out of the water. Her bon
net and shawl bad been previously found a
little way from the Creek, also her hoops.
There were no marks oi violence upon her
person, and there was every indication that
she had committed suicide. There being no
authorities under whom a formal inquest
could beheld, the gentlemen who wont to
the spot, after getting all the information
that was possible, concluded that nothing
could be done but to have her decently bu
ried, arid direction were given accordingly.
The neighbors and all who caw her, were
of opinion th it she was not a resident of the
neighborhood, but was probably a "follower
'if one of the camps. Her features indica
ted that she was a German.
■An empty bottle, marked "laudanum,"
was found either on h"r person < r near by
her. She was quite decently aud comforta
bly clad—her bonnet and shawl will be
brought to the Mayor's office, where they may
Sfurnich the means of identifying her. There
was no mark on her clothing as far as it was
Temporary Appointment—Thus. I. Ede
lio was yesterday appointed, by the new
Mayor, a Police C instable until the election
by the new Council.
Throe of Dupont's Powder Mil's, at
Washington, Del., blew up, yesterday, and
three men were killed.
The Canadian papers, according to the ex
tracts published, object to the seizure of Ma
son and Slidell on board a British steamer,
and think it will be resented by the British
The operatives of Glasgow, are warned,
in the British papers, that severe times to
all connected with cotton spinning, are ap
proach i g.
The influx of "contrabands" into the Nor
thern States is not relished in many quarters
there, and proposals are made at once to in
duce them to emigrate to Jamaica. Tbe "con
j trabands" will hardly relish this.
The burning of several bridges in East
Tennessee and Northern Georgia has par
tially retarded communication with the
| South, but from the activity exerted by the
| railway managers it is supposed that the fa
-1 cilities for uninterrupted travel would soon
Mr. Pierpoint, elected Governor of Va.,
'by the Wheeling Convention, is in Washing-
I ton. His principal business is understood
j to be to confer with the government relative
Jto speedily opening and properly protecting
! the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad through
I from Harper's Ferry to Wheeling.
Intelligence has been received from the
1 Eastern Shore of Virginia, that the seces
j sionists there, to the number of 1,800 have
! laid down their arms, and federal troops now
j have full possession, including the county of
Gen. Butler is in consultation with the war
i department and Maj. Gen. McClellan con
cerning a great expedition soon to start, ths
' military head of which he is to be.
Secretary Chase has, since the negotiation
iof the loan on Friday, placed to the credit of
disbursing officers in Boston, New York and
Philadelphia, the sum of $5,504,874.30, to
be paid to contractors and other government
The War Department has decided to con
struct a bridge for military purposes across
the Potomac upon the piers of the Alexan
andria Canal Aqueduct, at Georgetown.
The Washington Star says, that in scour
ing the woods where the surprise and skir
mish between some of the Brooklyn 14th
and a body of Confederate Cavalry occurred
a few days since, on Dulin's farm in Fairfax
county, Va., two more dead bodies of the
Brooklyn company were discovered. There
are still thirteen missing— three got back
alive, one severely wounded (and probably
dead by this time) four killed nnd thirteen
fallen into the hands of Confederates.
SAn official letter from Captain Iven, Cor
ierate Engineers, sa«s that the negroe
near B< aufort are still loyal to their mat
Gen. McDowell was thrown from hi-* bora
and slightly injured, at the recent review.
Gen. Mootgi mery's health, we learn, i
improving. Up has had quite a severe nt
tack of illness.
A turn her of "contrabands" from tbe Vir
ginia shore, on the lower Pttomac, havebeei
brought up to Washington.
Secretary Smith is said to express nfrin
ions on the slave question, decidedly in son
fliot with these recently put forth by Score
tary Cameron. The matter will be befori
Congress at its convening session.
A man was killed at a dance house in
Washington, nn Wednesday night. Parties.
Concerned arrested. Two persons have be. v
arrested charged villi being concerned in the
murder of Lieut. Col. Yon Corber.
Rev. Robt 1) mglas'fl barn, in Md , oppo
site Shepherdstown, with all its contents,
has been burnt down.
At the Lord Mayor's banquet, In London,
the American Minister, Mr. Adam?, toasted
Lord Palmerston, who in his speech said—
I 1 witness with affliction the lamentable
sreooea among our American cousins.—
:it is not for us tn pa*l judgment on the
sty nin dispute." lie expressed "a hope
a speedy restoration of harmony and
cc;" and regarding a supply <f cotton,
said "the difficulty was only temporary; in
various quarters of the globe they were sure
to find an ample supply, which will render
os no mure dependents."
The London Star thus discourses of tha
"cotton famiiiP:" "The cotton ('earth is al
ready beginning to produce deplorable re
sults. The reports wliich reach us from the
manufact -ing districts are sadly suggestive
of the sufferings of rhe artisans, yet they
must probably be regarded only as af ortaste
o a still more lamentable state of things to
The air is again tilled with rumors of an
advance of the army of the Potomac.
From N rfolk via Fortress Monroe, we
learn that the intelligence of the arrest of the
Southern commissioners had caused great
excitement among the Confederates, many
of whom rejoiced at the occurrence, as hay
ing a tendency to provoke retaliatory meas
ures on the part of England.
The Washington correspondents of the
Northern papers state that the capture of
Messrs. Mason and Slided has created •' an
unusual fluttering among the diplomatio
Near the close of the grnnd review, Col.
Taylor, of the New York 33d. accompanied
by the surgeon of the regiment, while riding
at high speed over the review grounds, ran
into a private with their horses. The private
was stricken down and almost instantly kill
ed. The surgeon was thrown from his horse
and so badly injured that he died within an
hour. Col. Taylor was ordered into close
custody by Gen. McClellan.
Twenty-five Confederate prisoners, captur
ed at Santa Rosa in the attack made on Wil
sin's Zonatee have arrived at Fort Warreu.
The Colonel of a Connecticut regiment, at
Annapolis, has, by decision of the lWidenr,
efused to obey tbe writ of habeas corpus
ssued by a Maryland Judge, in the case of
n enlisted minor.
In Washington, on tho 21st inst,. by Rev Dp
™£ GEO W KNAI}B - « Hir.LsWo', Pa.,,;
KATE MARKJIAM, of Alexandria, Va.
«r?, n , Th " rß,lav evening, at 7J o'clock, EDWARD
•VILbON, »on of Edward C. Fletcher, in the 25th
•car of his age. j&~ The friends and a.-quain
ainces ol the family, are respectfully invited to
.jtend his funeral, on Saturday afternoon, at 3
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