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VOL. II—NO. 240.
BOARD OF TRADE. Committee of Arbitration for the month of November, ,! A MGETTY, A FULLER CRANK. I JAS. F. PE.YDF.ROAST, W. T. LA.VNSTRKET, | AUGUSTUS C. PRACHT stlonetarn anD Commercial ilehtem. BALTIMORE, November 29, 1858. Our Stock market was quite active to-day the operations at the Board amounting in value to up wards of $75,000. Railroad shares were heavy, and both Baltimore and Ohio and Northern Central fell oil" half a dollar per share from Saturday's priees # Of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad there were 500 shares sold at the Board at $56%@5G% regular way, and $56% @56% buyer GO days, and it closed heavy at $56% bid, $56% asked regular way. Northern Central Railway continues active, and the sales to-day add up 1,450 shares. A lot of 100 shares was sold at the opening at $24 buyer 30 days, but the subsequent sales were all made at $23% cash and short time, and 523%@23% buyer GO after 8, and buyer GO days. It left off at $23% bid, $23% asked regular way. There was a sale at the Board of 100 shares Canton at $20%, and we note also sales of 200 shares Santi Clara Mining at $18%@18%, und of 100 shares Springfield Mining at $2.06% regular way. City G's and Railroad and other bonds con tinue firm. We note sales to-day of $2,800 Balti more citv G's 188G at 99%; $3,000 Baltimore and Ohio 1885 bonds at 84%; SI,OOO Northern Central 1885 do. at 73%; SI,OOO Northwestern Virginia un endorsed third mortgage do. at 35; and of $2,000 Patapsco Company bonds at G2. Bank stocks are firm but there is very little doing in them. We note sales to-day of 12 shares Marine at $29%, and of 1 share Bank of Baltimore at $lO4. The (las Light Company of Baltimore lias de clared a dividend of five per cent, for the last six months, payable at the Union Bank on and after the Ist proximo. In New York to-day fancy stocks were decidedly better. Erie advanced 1%; New York Central %j and Reading %, and for these as well as other stocks the market closed firm. The California steamer Illinois which arrived to-day at New York brings, we notice, $1,800,000 in gold. We learn that the Pennsylvania canals will not be closed before the 27th of December unless the ice should lay its embargo upon them sooner. The New York Tribune of to-day, in referring to the recent decline in Railroad stocks in that market, says: It is something of an anamoly to witness for such a length of time a falling market, with money offering in the street in groaning abundance at 3, i and 5 per cent.; hut the very revulsion which produced this money glut scittered the seeds of distrust far and wide, and the fruits thereof are to be witnessed in the excessive caution of the great outside public to invest capital where the evidences of prosperity and safety are not clearly demonstrated.— Hence the depression in railway shares which constitute a good proportion of the active stocks on our list, the traf fic returns furnishing arguments against the inevitable present, which cannot be effectually opposed in holding out the promises of the scarcely less certain hut more re mote and indefinite future. The following is a comparative statement of the Imports of Foreign Dry Goods and General Mer chandise at the port of New York for the week, and since Jan. 1 : For the week. 1556. 1857. 1858. Drv Goods $823,583 $550,633 $344,222 Gen. merchandise. 1.199,134 2.195.300 1,089,316 Total for the week. $2,022,672 $2,751,933 $1,433,538 Previously repor'd 191,359,252 204,607,337 133.671.769 Total since Jan. 1. $193,881,924 $207,359,270 $135,105,307 The following is a summary of the anthracite coal trade of the Lehigh and Schuylkill regions for the week aud season : FOR TIIF. WEEK. 1857. 1858 Schuylkill Canal 32.563 44.078 1nc.... 11,515 Schuylkill Railroad . 31.210 42,429 1nc....11.219 Lehigh Canal 21.756 26.290 1nc.... 4,534 Lehigh Railroad 7.880 13.051 1nc.... 5,171 Total for the week.. 93.409 125.848 Inc... .32.439 FOR THE SEASON. 1857. ISSB. Schuylkill Canal 1,206,580 1,220.232 1nc.... 19.646 Schuylkill Rail r0ad.1.685.460 1,513.387 Dec...172,073 Lehigh Canal 871.242 860.116 Dec.... 11,126 Lehigh Railroad 408.259 453.234 1nc.... 44.975 Total ...4,171,547 4,053,969 Dec.. ..117.578 Navigation closed on t e Upper Mississippi Nov. 19. the same day as hast year. The boats have all been laid up for the Winter. Stages are now running in connection with the railways from Prairie du Chien and La Crosse. The banking-house of George Smith & Co., of Chicago, it is stated by the Western papers, is winding up its account with depositors, with a view of confining the business of the house to the purchase and sale of exchange and the negotiation of paper. The Boston Courier of Saturday, savs: The Mining share market was really brilliant today, the lot 9 in almost everything being taken up readily, ami the rate of closing sales bid in a majority of c *ses* The most f raarked improvement was Quincy, from 12# to 14. and same price bid at the close. The purchases seemed to be made on positive orders, at best price. Franklin gain ed #, selling up to 9#. and closing firm Isle Roy ale went to 5, with sales of 350 shares. lYwabic sold at 20#, closing heavy at that rate asked. Superior was in moder ate request, and North Cliff sold at S#</B#. Rockland was better, 100 shares selling at 13#*< 13#; Pittsburg 92 bid. 03 asked, without sales. Copper Falls 7# bid, 8 asked; North American $2 per share bid. The large decline in Minesota (96) on Wednesday lias brought in new purchasers—probably both from parties here and in the New York market*— 98# being offered for the stuck, and none for sale less than 103 We can learn of no real cause for the sudden decline, and the stock is probably worth just as much now, as a few weeks ago, when selling at 108. Some party might have been fright ened by the announcement in a New York paper that a suit was t<> *c brought against the Minesota in the Michi gun Chancery Court uext, month, where one-fifth of the entire property was at stake, as also th came proportion of the dividends paid since 1848. This is the old suit of the National Company, and as it has been already deci ded against the Minesota. the latter has nothing to lose, and may gain by the Chancery suit. As to the National recovering one-fifth of the past Minesota dividends, the chance is a slim one indeed. The receipts of the James River and Kanawha Canal Company, for the year ending September 30, amounted to $575,699, inclusive of a loan from the State of $200,000, and a previous balance of $16,156. The expenditures were $560,995. The arrivals and departures of the year show an increase of 701. SALES AT THE BALTIMORE STOCK BOARII MONDAY, November 29, 1858. s2Booßalt.6's, 'B6. .99 # 50 shs.B&O.RR.bGO. .56# 30008.&0.RR.bd5.'85. .84# 50 '• 44 1>2..56# lOOOX.C.RR.bds. '85..73# 50 " 44 ..56# 1000N.W Va.3dm bd5..35 50 44 44 b60..56# 2000Pat'coCo.bds. ..62 100 44 44 ..56# 1 ahs.Bk.of 8ait...104 100 4i N.C RR. 130. .24 12 44 Marine Bnk ..29# 100 44 •" U30..23# 100 44 Canton Co. ..20# 2(X) 44 44 ..2-3# 100 44 S.M.Co. ..2.06# 100 44 44 b3..23# 100 44 Santa Clara ..18# 100 44 44 b30..23# 100 44 44 ..18# 350 44 44 b3. .23# 60 44 8.&0.RR. ..56# 30 0 4 4 4 - b60af.5..23# 50 44 44 b2. .66# 100 44 " ..23# 100 4 4 44 ..56# 100 4 4 44 U6O. .23# Prices and sales of Stocks in New York. BY TELEGRAPH. Through WM. FISHER .IS SON, Stock and Bill Brokers, No. 22 SOUTH STREET. Ist Board. 2d Board Virginia G's 00 00 Missouri G's 89# 89# Illinois bonds 00 00 Canton Company 20# 20# Erie Railroad 16# 18# New York Central Railroad....B2# 83# Reading Railroad 50# 51# Panama Railroad 00 00 Celeveland & Toledo K. R 31# 00 Hock Island 00 00 Michigan Southern R.R 21# 00 Cnmberland Coal 00 00 Harlem 00 00 Galena k Chicago 00 72# La Crosse k Miiwaukie 00 00 Milwaukie & Miss 00 00 Market steady. firm BALTIMORE MARKETS. MONDAV, November 29. EXCHANGE.—The transactions in foreign Exchange are unimportant, but rates are firm anil a shade higher in consequence of the scarcity of bills. We quote to day Bankers 1 bills on London at 109#(o)109#; Commercial do. at 108\@109; Paris 60 days sight sf. 15@5f. 17)*': do. short sight sf. 12: Antwerp sf. 17#; Amsterdam 41 %C a 41 #; Bremen 79, V; Hamburg 36)6; Cologne 72#: and Frankfort 41 %. COFFEE.—We have heard of no transactions to-day in Coffee. There are, however, one or two lots in treaty, which will probably be closed to morrow. Holders remain very firm in their views, and we quote Rio as before at 11 @ll# cts. for fair to good, 11 (S 12 cts. for prime. La guayra at 11#@12# cts., and Java Coffee at 14@15 cts. per lb. The stock of Coffee here is only about 11.000 bags. FLOUR.—We remark a good inquiry to-day for How ard Street Flour, and for good straight brands of Super the market is firm at $5 12#, at which figure sales of 350 this, were reported this morning. Ohio Super is dull at $5.12#, as are also mixed brands of Howard Street. There is nothing doing in City Mills Super, but we quote it as before at $4.75-a4 87# for inferior, and $5 for good stan dard brands. There was a sale made on Saturday of 500 bbls. ' Stafford Mills" brand, at $5.25 perbbl.. in Phila delphia. Extra Flour is dull and heavy. We have how ever no change to note in the rates, and we quote as he fore, Ohio at $email@example.com; Howard Street at $firstname.lastname@example.org#, and regular shipping brands City Mills at $6 per bbl. We still quote Rve Flour at $4 <i4.25 per bbl.; and Buck wheat do. is selling at $email@example.com for fair to good, and at $3 per 100 lbs. for Matthew's premium. Corn Meal may still be quoted at $3.50 for Pennsylvania, $4 for Baltimore, and $4.50 per bbl. for Brandy wine. GRAIN".—The receipts of Grain this morning were heavy, the offerings of all varieties adding up about 65,000 bushels. Corn was active but the market for it was irre gular, and we have to note a very wide range in prices. The receipts reached 30.000 bushels, all but one or two small lots of which were new. White sold at from 52 to 61 cts. for common to good new, and a lot of verv prime brought 65 cts., and new yellow ranged at from 55 to 08 cts., the latter figure being paid for one Tot of strictlv prime. Old Corn is scarce and much wanted. A lot of white was sold at 75 cts.. and prime yellow would have brought, had there been any at market, 80 ct per bushel. Of Wheat there were 22,000 bushels offered today. Common lots were very dull, but good lots were in demand, and the market for them was firm. Wheats sold at from 115 to 123 cts for common to prime reds. 112(0,120 cts. for common whites, 125@130 cts. for fair do., 133(a)140 cts. for good to prime do.T and 145,140 @l5O cts. for choice lots do., suitable for family Flour. We note sales to-day of 650 bushels Maryland Rye at 70@ 72 cts., and we quote Pennsylvania do. at 84@85 cts.— Oats are still firm. Some 6.500 bushels were offered this morning, most of which were sold at 42<r44 cts. for Maiy land, and 45@48 cts. for Pennsylvania. Black Eyed Pease are now selling at $3.25 per two bushel bag, and we quote Beans at $firstname.lastname@example.org per bushel. HOGS.—Hogs were in fair supply this morning, some 1,600 head being offered at the scales. The demand was hri9k both from packers and butchers, and the market for them was decidedly firmer in tone. A lot of 250 head were sold to a packer on Saturday evening at $6 75. but this morning sales were made to packers of 400 head at $6 87#, and of some 800 head at $7 per 100 lbs net, at which figure they closed firm. Several lots of selected Hogs were sold this morning to butchers at $7 12#fa 7 25 perloo Ibs.net. . MOLASSES.—There is some inquiry for new crop New Orleans Molasses, and some small lots are selling at 42# cts., but there is nothing doing in any other description. We quote Cuba Molasses as before at 24 cts for clayed; 26 @2B cts. for Muscovado; English Island do. at 26./,28 cts.; and Porto Rico do. at 35 cts. PROVISIONS. —There has been nothing of consequence done to-day in Provisions but the market for almost all descriptions remains very strong. The receipts are light, ami this fact checks transactions. Bulk Meat is held very firmly to arrive at 6% and cts. for Shoulders and Sides, but no sales have been made to day. There is a good de mand for Lard, and we note sales of 100 tierces Western to arrive at 11 cts . and of 160 bbls. City Leaf at 10& cts. We quote Mess Pork at $17'aT7.50. and Prime do. at sl4 'a) 14.50 per bbl. Beef is steady at $11.60@12 for No.l, and slsperbbl. for Mess. There is some Bacon selling at 7¥(ft7#cts. for Shoulders and cts. for Sides. There is a very light stock of Bacon here. Butter and Cheese have for some days past been rather dull, but we have no change to note in the rates. Western Butter is selling at 11 ajl2 cts.. Glades do. ranges at from 14 to 21 cts for com mon to prime, and we quote Cheese at B@B,Jf Ct Rirr TK rn ' * ncl cts - for Eastern cuttiug. t/ • V .. e r e I s , a large supply of Rice here, and the market for it is dull and heavy. We quote it to day as ranging r i to 3\ cts., the latter being the outside figure for strictly prime. . B^m^h~lte re h& K been some inquiry for Sugars to day from the reflner, but no sales have been effected 10 far as we have heard. The grocers are holding oir for the : auction sale advertised for to-morrow (Tuesday). Sugars : although quiet are quite firm, and we quote them as clo ' sing at the following rates, viz:—56.50a;6.75 for refining , grades Cuba and English Island, $7.25 S for grocers' i styles Cuba, and $7.50 <1)8.50 for fiir to prime Porto Rico, j SALT.—Liverpool Salt is still selling in lots from store at 85 cts. for (.'round Alum, 130 cts. for Marshall's and Jeffrey and Darcy's Fine, and 140 cts. ]>er sack for Ash , ton's do. The market is firm at these figures. There is i none here &fi"at. Turks Island Salt is dull, we quote it j nominal at 18.#/' 20 cts. per husliel from store. ! SEEDS.—Seeds are still dull. We note sales to-day of ! 60 bushels prime new Clover at $5.56 a $5.62,1$ per bushel | of 64 lbs. Clovcrseed ranges at from $5.25 to $5.62#. — j Timothy do. at from $1.75 to $2.12)5, and we quote Flax seed at $1.35 <sl 40 per bushel, j WHlSKEY.—Whiskey is inactive, .although the market i for it is pretty firm. The only transaction we have heard 1 of to-day is a sale of 50 hbls. Ohio at 25cts. Ohio Whiskey | is generally held at 25#fa 26 cts. and City do. at the same j figures, hut no sales of other varieties have as yet been I made above 25 cts. DOMESTIC MARKE.TS. BOSTON COTTON GOODS MARKET—FOR TIIE WEEK I ENDING November 20.—With the exception of a good de mand for Drills for the East Indies there has been rather a quiet tone to the Cotton Goods market the past week.— The suspension of business on Thursday and Hie unf.ivor able weather for a portion of the week has been quite a check on actne movements, even if there was any dispo sition on the part of buyers to operate. In prices no change and holders generally are firm at previous rates. Brown j Sheetings remain quite steady at S# cts. for heavy stan j dard goods; medium Sheetings and Shirtings at 6*4 fa 7# 1 cts .: and light goods s#(u 5# cts. Bleached Sheetings J and Shirtings are firm and some kinds have been in fair j demand at full prices. For Drills there is considerable j inquiry for the East Indies. Sales to some extent have ■ been made at 8# cts. for Brown. All the Brown Drills on 1 hand and all that call be manufactured before the first of January will evidently be wanted for that market, and in consequence prices are quite firm. We quote Bleached at cts., anl Blues at 10#9/10# cts. In Print Cloths no change and for Prints tlie demand has been moderate. Denims. Stripes, Ticks, Osnahurgs and Cotton Flannels are quiet but steady at previous prices. In Ginghams and lb-Lain-s no movement of any importance. Woollen Goods remain without improvement, with moderate sales. BOSTON BOOT AND SHOE MARKET— FOR THE WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 26.—The Boot and Shoe business con tinues in a very healthy position, and the prospects of the trade look more encouraging than at any time for a year past. Remittances from the West continue to come in better than expected, and the trade with this section is fast recovering from the effects of the panic of last year. Orders from the 8011 th have been received to a fair ex tent, which, with the New England and the California trade, continues to give an active appearance to the mar ket for the season. Busine. . however, must naturally j fall off and we look for a quiet state of things for a few weel-s previous to the commencement of the Spring trade, which will probably be early in January. Prices of all good and desirable goods continue to be well sustained. Most of the manufacturers are very actively employed, ami many of them are preparing for Spring operations. The stock of good seasonable work is moderate and we do not look for any large accumulation, with the present orders in hand. The Hide and Leather markets continue very firm and still have an upward tendency, so that the cost of manufacturing is more than for a month or two 1 past, and is likely to increase. Among the exports of the week we notice 2.062 cases to San Francisco by the Herald of the Morning. This is the largest shipment by any one vessel for some time. The exports to San Francisco for three weeks, from this port, amount to 9,591 cases, but there is now a disposition on the part of shippers to hold back. It must be very evi- | dent that these large shipments could not be continued for any length of tim< without overstocking that market. — 204.832 cases have been cleared at the Custom House since .(anuary J. a falling off, compared with last year, of 19.477 cases. DAILY REVIEW OF THE CINCINNATI MARKET Nov. 26. FLOUR. —The market has not essentially, changed, as regards demand 01* price, since Wednesday. There is a fair demand for extra brands from the city dealers, and some little for export, at full rates. The sales j to day 700 bids, at $4.60.a5 for extra, and $5.50 for a let of I 200 bills, double extra white wheat, delivered at Peters burg. K.v 2.300 bids, were receiyed the la-t 48 hours. WHISKEY. —The demand has been quite active since our last, and prices have materially advanced. The sales fr the two days add up 1,800 bbls. at 22 a 22# c., the latter rate for wagon. HOGS. —The market was quite active to-day aiul prices further advanced. The speculative movement received a fresh impulse to-day, by an additional re inforcement of country speculators, who seemed disposed to go in deep ly, regardless of expenses; indeed the prices seemed to have but little to do in the matter just now. The transactions add up 10,000 head, at for those averaging 190 to 225 lbs. Included in the sales were 2.000 head averaging 200 lbs., to he delivered from the Ist to the 15th of next January, at $6.75, and 200 do. at $7 same average and same delivery. The receipts by rail ways and river, the last forty-eight hours, add up 19.000 head. PROVISIONS —The market was buoyant again to day, and Mess Pork advanced to sl7, with sales of 1,800 hbls. and 300 do. yesterday at $16.75. Bulk meats sold at G# and 8# for February. Green meats sold to the extent of 8,000 pieces, at 5, 7 and Sc. HOGS.—The Cincinnati Gazette of Saturday says: Yes terday, contrary to previous indications, there was a firmer feeling, and sales were made of good 200 lb. Hogs, without difficulty, at $6.50. This morning there was a new arrival of what the trade call country bulls, who pitched in with a good deal of spirit. Sellers obtained considerable advantages, in point of feeling, and on 'Change there was so much strength that it was difficult to ascertain the extent of the advance. We found, how ever, toward night, when the smoke cleared away, that | there were no buyers at over $6 50.7/ 6.60. for hogs aver aging 200 to 210 lbs .and we heard of 110 sales of extra heavy above $6.75(aj6.80, although holders to a very con siderable extent asked $6.75 for the former and $7 for the latter. We referred in our last report to transactions <if a I irgiuia operator, who sold pork short, at $16.75 for Janu ary. The same party sold, to-day, 2,000 hogs, averaging 260 lbs., deliverable Ironr the Ist to the 15th of January, at $6.75, and 2.000 do. same average and delivery, at $7. Both hits were purchased with the expectation of coiner ing the seller, it being the impression that it will be im possible to obtain 4,000 head of 200 lbs. hogs at that time. Other lots wen* offered, however, subsequently, by bona fide holders at $7 The pens were full to-day, with continued large arri vuls, the receipts for the forty-eight hours ending at noon comprising about 21,006 head. For the first three days of the week we have received 35,000 head. Last year for the week ending Dec. Ist, the receipts wer 55.172, and the total for theseason to that date9s.oßl. This season the receipts so far are 137.831. Most of the hogs in .Southern Indiana have been purchased for Louis v i lie. The Louisville Courier of same date says: The slaughtering and packing season around the falls continues in active progress, with unusually heavy re ceipts and favorable weather. As regards prices and sales we hear of no movement, but quote the market firm at , $6.50 net for heavy hogs. The rcceipu tills sruufii, thu 1 far, are more than double the receipts at the correspond ing period of any former year, and are nearly equal to the receipts at Cincinnati. The slaughter up to Wednesday evening amounted to 76.702 hogs Hogs killed Thursday and Friday 21,250 Previous report * 76,702 Hogs in pens last night,.7 16,050 Total 114.062 The receipts by railroad yesterday and the dav previous were 9.305 Previously reported 72,768 Total 82,133 At Maysville, up to Tuesday night. Coons, Hord & Co.. packers, had killed 8,708 hogs. Prices were firm at $4.75 gross. MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH. NEW YORK. Nov. 29.—Flour is heavy. Sales of 9.500 hbls. at $5.30 a5 50 for Ohio. Wheat is heavy. Sales of 30.600 bushels Southern red at 120 cts., Michigan red 122 @123 cts. Corn is heavy. Sales of 33,000 bushels mixed 75a,75# cts. Beef is heavy. Mess Pork has advanced 10 cts. Sales at $17.40 a 17.50 for old, and $17.62# for new. Whiskey is steady at 24 cts. Turpentine Spirits heavy at 47(n48 ets. Rosin closed buoyant at $1.55. Nothing new in groceries. Sugar, Coffee and Molasses unchanged. CINCINNATI, NOV. 29.— Whiskey is firm at 23 cts.— Hogs are dull. Sales to-day of 5.000 head at $6 25(a 6.50 for light weights, and $6 past two days 7,000 head. A large business h.is been do ing in Mess Pork at sl7 for January and February. Lard II cts. for future delivery. BUFFALO, NOV. 27. 1 P. M.—Flour—Demand limited; quotations unchanged; sales 400 hbls. at $email@example.com for good to choice extra Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Cana dian; ss.7a"for superior double extra. Wheat in moderate demand; prices unchanged; sales 12.400 bushels Chicago spring at 72,a 73 cts. Corn dull and nominal at 62#fa.63 cts. Barley held at 60(u 67 cts. Rye 67 a.68 cts. Oats scarce and firm at 50 cts. " Whiskey firm at 21 cts. Dressed Hogs at $5.50@6. Weather mild and the canal entirely unobstructed. MOBILE. NOV. 27.—Sales of Cotton to-day 3.500 bales, at 11@U# for middlings; sales of the week. 23.500 bales; re ceipts of the week, 23,600 bales, against 17,500 for the corresponding week last year. The receipts are now 102. 600 hales ahead of last year. The stock in port is 95.000 bales. Cotton freights to Liverpool #, to Havre I#. There are nine ships in port. CHARLESTON. Nov. 27.—Sales of Cotton to-day 2.450 bales, at an advance of #ct.; Middling fair is quoted at 11 # cts. SAVANNAH, November 27.—Sales of Cotton to-day 1,150 bales, the market closing firm. Receipts at ail Southern porls ahead of last year. 579.500 bales; the stock in port is 93,500 bales. Fxchange on London 108.— Cotton freights to Liverpool 21-32 d., rates tending down ward. APOPSTA. Nov. 27.—The Cotton market is excited and unsettl -d: there are more buyers than sellers. The re ceipts for the week have been 16.560 bales; receipts ahead of last year 134,500 bales. CHICAGO, November 27.—Flour is steady. AVheat has a declining tendency; sales at 58 cts. Corn dull at 52 cts Oats firm. NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 27.—Sales of Cotton to-dav 3,500 bales. Quotations unchanged. Mess Fork sl7 60~. Cot ton freights to Liverpool %, at which rate four ships have been chartered. FOREIGN MARKETS LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET.—The Liverpool COT TON market had been firm since the departure of the Afri ca. The sales of (lie three days were 25.000 hales, of which 2.000 were on speculation, and 3,000 for export Messrs. Richardson, Spence &Co say that all qualities had advanced a trifle. LIVERPOOL BREADSTUFF MARKET. Messrs. Richardson, Spence & Co. quote Flour very dull, and nominally unchanged. The quotations are: Western Canal, 20s. Id.; Philadelphia and Baltimore, 20(a-215.; Ohio, 22( 245. WHEAT vary dull; Red Western, 4s. Gd.ud 6s. 3d.; White do. 6s @Cs. 6d.: White Southern. 6s. 9d.@ 7s. CORN very dull, and quotations nominal; Mixed, Yellow. 29s ; White, 31s od.@B2s. 0d LIVERPOOL PROVISION MARKET.—BEEF was heavy, with a slight decline in all sorts. PORK also heavy at a trifling decline BACON dull and irregular LARD heavy, with a slight decline in rates. Sales at 525. TALLOW firmer. Ll\ ERPOOI, PRODUCE MARKF.T.—RESIN steady at 45.(0 4s. 2d. for Common. SPIRITS OF TURPENTINE steady at 40s. POT ASIIES dull, at 305.; PEARLS quiet at 325. 6d. SUGAR quiet. COFFF.E and RICE steady. LONDON MARKETS.—BREADSTUFFS dull hut steady. SUGAR quiet but firm. COFFEE steady. TEA firm—Con gous 10#d.@10)4d. RICE buoyant. TALLOW firm. LIN SEED OIL 295. 3d. [Correspondence of the Xorth American.] LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET The cotton market on Tuesday (16th.) exhibited more activity, and prices ruled in favor of the seller. The Cunard steamer Kuropa. from Boston for Liverpool, and which was due at Liverpool on Sundaj-, put into Queenstown harbor on Monday, for a supply of coals, but no despatches having been received from iter regarding (he American cotton market, nor any other intelligence being at hand since the departure of the Africa, holders have leen very firm at the full outside rates of Friday. The sales to day add up 8,000 bales, of which speculators and exporters took 1.000. The quota tions are; Middling Orleans 6#@6 15.10 Mobile 6 13 16@ uplands 6#@ LIVERPOOL BREAIISTI FFS MARKET.—In the Li verpool Flour market, since the sailing of the Africa, transactions have been limiteil, hut quotations remain nominally as ast advised. p rime New Orleans Flour worth 245. to 2os. tra< ' p there was a somewhat firmer tone, while Oat Meal was fully as dear as on Friday Indian Corn continued neglected and rates wen- barely' support ed; mixed was nominally held at 28s„ and yellow it 30s. Barley and Peas remained as previously noticed A leading authority, speaking of BreadstulTs generally says, there have been no new features to notice in the trade, and transactions here continue on quite a retail scale, at about last quotations. GENERAL PRODUCE.-The Liverpool Timet: of Wednes day. reports the transactions on the Exchange on the pre vious day, in general produce, as very moderate, and the markets heavy, owing to the large supplies of the several articles offered. Jn Sugar there was no change of mo ment. LONDON MONEY? MARKET —Loxnow. Tuesday, P. M.—The Money market has exhibited no change of im portance since the departure of the Africa, and the sup ply remains free at to percent. The ship Linconshirehas reached the East India dock, fom Australia, with the large sum of .£422.000 (four hun dred twenty-two thousand pounds) in gold. Consols o|>ened to day at 98jg for money, being }% de cline, and 98981f for the account, but were not very well sustained at the clo<e. LATEST FINANCIAL NEWS.— LONDON, Wednesday, noon. The opening rates for Consols to-day were the same as the closing figures of last evening. As bu iness pro gressed, the feeling was not so favorable, but the tone of the market, at the present moment, is one of firmness. TRADE AT MANCHESTER.—The advices from Man chester are down to Tuesday evening; they represent that the improved feeling in cotton at Liverpool* had also had its effect in Manchester, and that an extensive business had been done in both goods and yarns, at an advance in the rates current on the previous market dav. The demand was chiefly from the home trade. Wakefield, Nash At Co.'s circular, dated Liverpool, 16th, peaking of the grain trade, says Flour sold slowly, and only superior classes supported late rates. The demand for Corn was mainly for feeding purposes, hut the quanti ty sold was very moderate. In Wheat only a limited trade took place, without variation in price. The tenden cy of both Wheat and Flour, however, at the close was downward. Coffee and Tea in fair request, at late rates. Itice maintains its value, with an average business. IMPORTS AT BALTIMORE, FOREIGN. SAX BLAS— Ketch Laura. 132.000 cocoa nuts. 9 pkgs. tortoise tdirll, 45 baj: cocoa, 123 cow hides, 10 bdls. deer skins, 2 boxes india rubber, a lot of old metal—Price O'Neal. c TURKS ISLAND— Schr. Sarah L. Ilill. 4,809 bus. salt—Kelsey k Gray. N E v ASS A — Uritj Romance. 330 tons guano—W. F. Murdock. NEVASSA— BrifI Ocean Re He. 240 tons guano—W. F. Murdock. COASTWISE. BOSTON— Schr. Water Witch. 10 bales hemp—Robt. Wier; IS bdls. dyowood—Thorn • sen. Woods A: Co.: 11 trcs. hake —Curtis & Post; 250 bids, fish—W. I>. Shurtz k Co ; 290 do. apples—Evans, Staum k Co.; 400 do. herrings—order. BOSTON — Schr. Herbert Manton. 7 chains—C. M. Jackson & Co.: 25 bundles root— Thomson. Wood & Co.: 77 bales gunny bags J W. Osborn; 1,901 do. hemp—Charles F. Pitt: 196 bdls. ctdar—B. C. Myers; 67 pkgs. mdso.—Win. Davison & Co.; 1,500 bids, apples—Evans, Staum & Co.; 500 packages mdse.—order. NEW YORK— Schr. Neptune? s RriJe. I 1.300 bags coffee —Wo. Graham: 2.269 bars iron. 124 I bdls. do.—Keyser, Troxell S: Co.; 126 tons copper ore—l>. ' Keener; 80 do. flag stones—order. NEW YORK— Schr. See/nine. I 74 pigs lead, 50 tons pig iron, 1 cask mdse.—George A. Pope; 26 bags cassia—Geo. W. Wait A: Son: 50 bids, ce ment —J II Johnso-i; 4 cases matches—Robinson, Lord j k Co.; 8 axles—E. Jenkins & Sons; 51 bars iron—J. Harts 1 borne; 2.000 bushels rye—P. Ma'coin k Co.; 251 car ] wheels—Trego. Heird A: Co.; 710 bags coffee—Gerdes, Bull ing A: Co ; -147 burr blocks—Morris k Trimble; 1.012 pkgs. nnlse—Win. Davison & Co.; 5 do. do.—L. M. Beebe; 60 do. do.—Bakor. Bros. A: Co.; 2S do. do.—Bond & Co. EXPORTS FROM BALTIMORE. BREMEN via CHARLESTON, S. C.—30.000 tree nails, 50 tons stone ballast. HALIFAX.— IOO lbls. flour, 50 bags buckwheat. 3.503 bush, corn, 10 trcs. rice. pipping Intelligence. PORT OP BALTIMORE. NOV. 29. ARRIVED. j Steamer Belvidere. Keene. from Richmond. Reports off Cove Point, schr. Ocean Bird, hence for Providence, re turning, having been dismasted 011 the night of the 26th inst. Steamer John S. Shriver, Dennis, from Philadelphia— mdse. to J. A. Shriver. Steamer Kent, Kirwan, from Cambridge and Denton; reports off Sandy Point, a Baltimore built bark, and a herm brig, b th beating up. Schr. M. M. Freeman, Nickerson, 5 day 4 from Boston— stone for Fort Carroll. Schr. Chase, Lawrence, from Albany—to Rose A: Lyon; lumber to sundry person?. Brig Romance, Duncan. 10 days from Nevassa Island— E. K. Cooper—guano to W. F. Murdoch. Reports brig Abbottsford. Cooper, from Baltimore for Kingston, Jam., passed the Island of Nevassa 4t)i inst. Bptg Ocean Belle, Wilson, 17 days from Nevassa Island —K. K. Cooper; guano to W. F. Murdock. Brig Oilmore Meredith, (new, 370 tons) Gray,fm Sedge wick—ballast to \\ . Rhoads & Son. Towed up by steam tug Lioness. Ketch Laura, ITuffington, from Corn Island—cocoanuts, & to Price A: O'Neal. Schr. Sarah L. Hills, Connery, 10 days from Turk's Is land—salt to Kelsey & Gray. Schr. Mohawk. Staples, from Ponce, P. R., 7th inst.— ballast to Stirling A: Ahrens. Towed up by steamtug Li oness. Left no American vessels in port. Schr. Neptune's Bride, Gillett, 3 days from New York —mdse. to Roe A: Lyon. Schr. Eliza J. Rayner, Rnyner, from New York—to W Rhoads A: Son: mdse. to order. Schr. Seguine, Kingsland, from New York—mdse. to Rose k Lyon. Schr. Marcena Munson, Jr., Brewster, from New York —ballast to Rose & Lyon. Schr. Herbert Manton, Lombard, from Boston—assorted cargo to sundry persons. Schr. Water Witch, Hull, from Boston—asssorted cargo to sundry persons. Schr. Israel 11. Day, Chase, from Providence—mdse to S. Phillips k Co. Schr. Cohasset, Tobey, from Providence—ballast to CLEARED. Bark Helvetia, (Brem.) Poppe, Bremen, via Charleston, S.C.—Schaer k Holder. Schr. Maryland, Dixon, Charleston—Chas Pendergast. Schr. Margaret Bennett, (Br.) Ferguson, Halifax, N.S. —Thos. R. Matthews k Son. SAILED. Brig Montrose, Hays. Surinam. Ship Ann E. Hooper, Hooper, Liverpool, in tow of steam tugs Ajax anil Hercules. Brig Neptune, (Old'bg) Drees, Bremen. Schr. Kohinoor. (Br.) Blanchard, Dominica. ARRIVALS FROM BALTIMORE. Schr. Arctic, Jackman, Fall River, 25th inst. Schr. M. Fillmore. Tuthil. Providence, 26th inst. Schr. Mary Miller, . Georgetown, 26th inst. Schr. R. M. Demi 11, Hendrickson, New Orleans, 21st inst. • Schr. Emma. Shorter. Norfolk, 20th inst, Schr. Ontario, Latchum. Newborn, 26th inst. Schr. R. H. Huntley. Hammond. New York, 27th inst. Schr. Emma Jane. Phillips, Richmond. 26th inst. CLEARANCES FOR BALTIMORE. Schr. Independence. Hall, Newborn. 25th inst. Steamer Thomas Swann, Ramsay, New York. 27th inst. Steamer Fanny Cadwallader, Colmary, New York, 27th inst. Schr. Aaron. Crosky. New York, 27th inst. Schr. Flying Scud, Commeati, Wilmington, N.C-, 26th inst. MEMORANDA. Ship President Smidt, , from Bremen for Baltimore, was off the Wight, Bth inst. Ship Admiral, Weiting, for Baltimore, sailed from Bremerhaven, 7th inst.. and was off south Foreland, 10th inst. Ship Omoiga, Morse, from Richmond, arrived at Venice, 4th inst. Schr. A Manderson, Hedderson, hence at Bnenos Avres. Sept. 20th, and remained 28th. Schr. Ingomar, Cahoon, from Alexandria, arrived at Hyatinia. 20th inst. Schr. R. R. Stanard, Jr., Johnson, hence at Charles ton, 29th inst.—Per tel. EASTERN PORTS. NEW YORK, November 27.—Arr. steamship Marion. Charleston; hark Mischief, Turk* Island; -olirs. ilclrpr, Savannah; W. Tyson, Georgetown. I). C. Cl'd steamships Black \\ arrior, Havana; Nashville, Charleston; Augusta and Huntsviilc. Savannah; ship Far West. New Orleans; bark Liberty, Gibraltar; Roebuck, City Point; brigs D. Malony,Charleston; Maurieio, Curacoa; selirs. Clotilda. Port Lavacca; F. Burnt. R. W. Brown, and S. E. John son. North Carolina; If. B. Metcalf, Havana; Statesman and A. V. Bedell, Alexandria; C. Been, Attakapas; Lynch burg. Richmond; Ocean Wave, Norfolk; 11. Blackmail, Georgetown. PHILADELPHIA, November 27.—Arr. steamship Key stone State, Charleston. Cl'd steamship Keystone State, Charleston; harks Charles Keen. Rosario; J. Winthrop. Pernambuco: brig Delaware, Barbadoes; schrs. Worcester, Mobile; A. Pick roll. Alexandiia. PHILADELPHIA, November 27. —Noon.—Cl'd schr. Eva Bell, Charleston. November 28.—Arr. steamship State of Georgia, Savan nah. BOSTON, November 25.—Arr. sltip Sea Flower, Liver pool; hark Bristol Belle, Malaga. November 26.—Noon.—Cl'd ship Granite State. Calcut ta; barks Aurora, Havana; Amanda Spear, New Or leans. SOUTHERN PORTS. ALEXANPRRTA, November 27.—Arr. schr. Athol, Windsor. Cl'd schrs. Pandora and S. G. King, Philadel phia. RICHMOND, November 26.—Cl'd schr. Jno. D. Kinsey, New York. NORFOLK, November 26.—Arr. schr?. Alice and J. Sparks. New York. Cl'd schrs. U. I). Rockport; Empire. New York. WILMINGTON, November 27.—Arr. schr. Harry May bee, New York. Cl'd brig Wm. Purrington, Boston, schrs. J. T. Williams, Marine and I). W. Vaughan, New York; Monterey. Philadelphia. CHARLESTON, November 2fi.—Arr. ship J. C. Bovn ton, and schr. Col. Satterly, New York. Cl'd ship Robt. Casliman. Liverpool. SAVANNAH, November 27.—Arr. (per tel.) ship Tri dell, New York; brigs Stella, Bath; R. C. liver. Belfast. Me. MOBILE. November 22.—Arr. ships City of Brooklyn, London: Helvetia, Liverpool; National Bath; bark isnar don. New York. Cl'd ships Charlotte and A. H.Stevens, Havre. NEW ORLEANS, November 21.—Arr. ships Valentia, Bath; Ferriere, Havre; Memphis, Bordeux; China, Bre men; Tigress, Rio de Janeiro; harks Chevallie, do.; Gen. Strieker, Cape de Verds. November 22.—Arr. ships Helvetia, Liverpool; Republic. Bremen. November 24.—Cl'd ships Edward Everett. Bordeaux; Marquette, Havre; Cicero, Boston; bark Brilliant, do. November 26 —Arr. (per tel.) ship Matilda, London. November 26.—Arr. ship Corinthian, New York; harks J. W. Hall, Providence: Champion uud Northman. Mo bile.—Cl'd ships Juventa, Liverpool; Creole, New York; Jacob A. Stamier, Antwerp; harks Industry, Rotterdam; Kingston, Liverpool. November27.—Arr. ships Franklin Haven, Boston; Odessa and New Hampshire, Havre; Josiah Quincy. Bris tol; Armoda, Bordeaux. THE NEW PRUSSIAN MINISTRY. liaron Schleinitz was Minister for Foreign Affairs in 1841), when the Kino took the oath to the Consti tution, from whieli position lie was ejected by the intrigues of Baron Mantoufiel. M. von Auerswald was President of the Ministry in 1848, immediately after the Revolution. He is a staunch Liberal, very popular, and leads the Right Centre in the House of Representatives. M. von Patow is a decided Liberal, and has al ways been opposed to the extension of the arrnv. As it is known that the Regent is favorable to such an extension, at least so far as the officers are con cerned, it would appear that he has waived this point of difference in order to secure the services of M. von Patow. The appointment of General von Bonin as Minis ter of War is a direct defiance to Russia, at whose demand he was dismissed from the same post during the Crimean war. M. von Bethmann-llolwcg, leader of the Left Centre, and of the Liberal Protestant part v. re fused to sit in the late Assembly because the King would not dismiss his Ministers when defeated by overwhelming majorities. M. Flottwel) has not as yet sided with any party. With regard to other arrangements it is under stood that liaron lfunsen was invited by the Regent to repair to Berlin with the intention "of ottering him a portfolio in the Ministry, on the formation of which the Baron's advice was taken. For the present, however, it is decided that he will not en ter the Ministry, as he prefers to take his seat as an independent member of the Upper House. It is re ported that Count I'ourtales and Baron Usedom will be appointed to high offices, and it is under stood that important changes are pending in the Prussian diplomatic corps. The i'rinee of Hohenzollern, the father of the Queen of Portugal, is a man of great political insight and military acquirements. He is, though a Roman Catholic, a decided Liberal, and his nomination to the Presidency of the Council is a strong proof that the Regent, a strong Protestant, fully appreciates his abilities. The Prince was very popular at Dusseldorf, where he resided for some time as the commander of a division of the Prussian army, and it is said that his strategical knowledge, coupled with a great talent for administration, will proba bly lead to his tilling one of the highest commands in the Prussian army should circumstances require it. The Sydney Herald, of September 10, mentions a case of Kidnapping at the Kingsmill Islands, in the South Seas. A number of the islanders had been entrapped and carried oil'to the French colony of Reunion, to work as hired labourers for five years. They were induced during the voyage to go through the form of affixing their signatures to an agreement for this servitude. The Sydney Herald, which had then heard nothing ofthe case of the Charles Georges, nor perhaps ofthe Rcgina Coeli, expressed a hope that a strong remonstrance will be made to the French Government. The danger is that the islanders will avenge themselves on white traders indiscriminately, bv murdering the crew of small vessels touching there. SOUTFIERX PACIFIC RAILROAD. —The Stockholders of this road met at Louisville, on Thursday last. The report of the President, Dr. Fowlkes, states that the rights and franchises of the Company are worth $2.000,000, the indebtedness is $500,000, of which $.*127,000 require immediate payment, and the President is confident there has been no fraud ulent issue of stock. The keeper of a restaurant in Brooklyn, adver tises in the New York Herald of Saturday, "Picco lomini Tripes, with Cardinal sauce a la Clementi ni—served this evening, free, at the 'Office,' 259 Washington street." (Sigued) Ben. Honey, Pro prietor. BALTIMORE, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1858. LATEST NEWS. TELEGRAMS i RECEIVED AT THE OFFICE OF "THE DAILY EXCHANGE." ARRIVAL OFJHE EUROPA. LATER FROM EE ROVE. HALIFAX, NOV. 29. —'l'lie steamer Europa, from Liverpool, with advices to the 20th inst., three days later, has arrived here. The steamer Saxonia arrived out on the 19th instant. J The news is meagre. There was still no tidings J of the steamer Indian Empire. I Frederick Bruce, a brother of Lord Elgin, has been appointed Minister to Pekin. France is sending reinforcements to Cochin Chi > 11a. j Count I'ersigny has been appointed President of ! the French Commission to consider the question of | Negro Slavery. j Hubert Owen, the late Minister to Naples, is dead. The new Great Eastern steamship Company has j been duly organized. One hundred and fifty | thousand pounds sterling are yet required to finish I the steamer. ! The French frigate Neophite, has been lost near Cadiz. | France is sending further reinforcements to Cochin China in consequence of the obstinate re sistance of the natives, j Letters from Koine state that all the great Catho lic Powers have addressed a remonstrance to the Pope and requested the release of the Jewish boy Mortara. The Pope however replied that the hoy's return to his parents is impossible. The India mails have reached England. The ex- King of Delhi has been sent under escort to Calcut ta. An explosion had occnrred at Kurrachee Arse nal, blowing up part of the building and destroying I,foo,oii(i pounds of powder. MARKETS. LIVERPOOL. XOV. 20.—Cotton—sales of the week 58.000 bates. All qualities have advanced ). Holders alter freely, but show no disposition to press sales. .Middling qualities have improved most. Market closed steady.— The sales included 4,500 bales to speculators and 7.eon bales for export. Sales or Friday estimated at 8,000 bales, including 1.000 I tales for speculation and export. New Orleans Fair 7fhi; Middling 7 1-10; Mobile Fair 7'4; Middling 7; Fplands Fair 7%; Middling 6 7 3. Stock in |>ort 032,000 bales, including 247,000 bales .Amer ican. breadstuff's are dull. Flour is active. Wheat is quiet but steady. Corn very dull at last quotations. Provisions.—The market lias a declining tendency.— Reef is heavy and all qualities have slightly declined. Pork is dull at 71s. Bacon is heavy, with hut little in quiry. and ].rices weak. Lard is dull, but closed firmer. Produce.—Sugars quiet. Coffee is firm. Rice is firm at an advance of Od. Carolina 185.(5 2fis. Cd. for middling fo tine. Rosin is steady. Common is scarce at 4s. 2d. o 4s. Oil.; medium ss. Gd.(i49s.; fine 12s.(a 17s. Turpentine Spirits dull at 80S. od.'o4os. I.oxnox MARKETS.—Sugar closed buoyant, and all qualities have slightly advanced. Rice is dull; Carolina MONEY MARKET.—The Money market is easy. Ameri can securities have improved in demand. State Stocks have slightly advanced. Railroad stocks arc quiet. Bul lion lias increased in the Bank of England £136,000 Frnlil Washington. WASHINGTON, NOV. 29. It is said by a gentleman particularly interested, that while a recommenda tion will be made to Congress for a nullification of the tariff with a view to increase the revenue, the means by which this should be effected will not be designated by the Secretary of the Treasury. The subject is already agitated in political circles, as to whether there shall be a specific instead of an alva loruin duty on iron. A letter brought by the steamer Quaker City says that a number of Nicaragua adventurers have landed about forty miles from San Juan del Stir, and recent private advices from the South state that those who were prevented from going out in the Alice Painter had made arrangements to rsaeh Nicaragua by some other conveyance. Congress will be officially informed that the late disturbances in Washington and Oregon Territories have resulted from the neglect to ratify the va'ious treaties concluded with the lddian tribe 3 in those territories. Arrival oft he Arngo. NEW YORK, Nov. 29. —The steamer Arago, with Southampton and Liverpool dates to the 16th, ar rived here this evening, bringing upwards of two hundred passengers,among them Paulding Tatwall, bearer of despatches and the Japhn Treaty, Rev. Dr. Patten, bearer of despatches from Peru, 11. Germain, the French vine-Consul for New Oilcans, bearer of despatches from Paris, Senator Gwin, Hon. Wm. Aiken and Bishop Davis, of Sontli Car olina. The advices bv the Arago have been anticipated by the North Briton at Portland. The Southern Pncliic Kallroiul. LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Nov. 27.—The stockhold ers of the Southern Pacific Railroad met again to day, and adopted the report of President Fawlkes and the report of the Business Committee. A reso lution was then passed requiring a payment if fifty cents on each siiare, when the Convention adjourn ed to meet again in New Orleans on the 20th of De cember, for the election of officers, Ac. The meet ings have been highly satisfactory, evincing a de termination to pusli forward the road rapidly. ktcniiilxint Eclipse 81111k. MORILE, NOV. 27. —The steamboat Eclipse, from ! j Mobile to Montgomery, struck a snag and sunk on the morning of the lfith, a few miles below Caliaw ba. After stopping the hole she was raised, and proceeded to Montgomery. The water at one time was about three feet over her deck. Her cargo is badly damaged. Kxplosioii of a Locomotive. STROUOSBLRO, NOV. 29.—A locomotive on the j Delaware and Lackawanna Railroad exploded at noon to-tiny, by which Thomas Stiuergan, fireman, was killed, Edward liawley fatally injured, and two others seriously injured. llrentlfitl Ilesiilt of Intemperance. MATTOW, Illinois, Nov. 29.—Hugh Darkness, whilst in a tit of delirium tremens, set his house on fire, and himself, wife and child were burned to death. The British Steamer Scotia. SAVANNAH, Nov. 27.—The British steamer Scotia from Havana, formerly engaged in the Cooley trade, is here seeking a freight for Liverpool. Tltc Weather in Boston. BOSTON, NOV. 28.— Snow has been falling steadily j •ince 2 o'clock. The weather this evening is mild, with indications of rain. The Wreck of the Brig A man tin NORFOLK, NOV. 27. —The brig Amanda, from Providence, bound to Wilmington, is ashore on North Beach, X. C., and a total loss. FROM SOUTH AMERICA. NEW YORK, Nov. 29. —The steamer Illinois, from Aspinwall, arrived here this morning with Califor nia dates to the sth inst., and §1,800,000 in specie. The steamer Hermann arrived at Panama on the 9th, and sailed again the 11th for San Francis co direct. The ship Telassar, of Boston, had sunk at As pinwall. A new contract has been made by the Chil ian government with the Pacific Steam Naviga tion Company, for five years, for carrying the mails. The Ecuadorian Minister had demanded and re ceived his passports, and retired from Peru. Castilla has been declared President, and Con gress has passed a law authorizing him to raise fifteen thousand men and to supply funds for war, and to organize the National Guard and declare war against Ecuador. Gen. Echeniquc was thought to be the author of the disturbances that have taken place, his object being to direct attention to the North, whilst he in vaded the South, assisted by Bolivia. The Ecuadorian Government has received a quantity of American lilies, and is rapidly prepar ing for war. The latest news from Callao is that General San Bcrnan had come down from Lima to despatch the Peruvian fleet to blockade the Ecuador ports, and that war was definitely declared. Silver coin has become exceedingly scarce throughout Chile, owing to the recent large ex portation as remittances, 110 less than two millions of dollars having been sent out of the country dur ing the first nine months of the present year. It is probable an export duty will be imposed on all silver coin exported in future, so as to prevent the country being entirely drained. A revolution was talked of in Valparaiso on the 16th ultimo, and several arrests were made of ser geants of a regiment of the line and others, but nothing of importance had transpired. The expectation of plentiful crops was being ful ly confirmed, and the reports from the mining dis tricts of Copiapo and Coquimbo continue highly favorable, particularly in the copper mines. It is stated that the party of the liberals on the West Coast of Mexico, whose head is Juarez, is rapidly gaining ground, and that strong armies from all the liberal States will soon concentrate near the capital and overthrow the Zuloaga gov ernment and that General Alvarez will, 111 a few days, march with 4,000 men as far as Cuernavaca, where he xvill await the arrival near the city of the armies ofOajaca, Vera Cruz, Guadalajara, ban Luis Potosi, Ac. NAVAL. The bark jji-on I. Harvey, Miller, for the West Coast of Africa, will sail on the Ist Dec. All let ters and newspapers intended for the American Squadron, Ac., will he forwarded if left at the For eign Office, Philadelphia Exchange, on or before the above date. The Halifax Journal mentions a rumor that the Hon. Joseph Howe is about to associate himself with one of the newspapers in New York city, at a salary of $4,000 per annum. According to tin? London Timet, cotton is used by different nations in the following proportion : Great Britain, 51.28; France, 13.24; Northern Eu rope, 0.84; other foreign ports, 5.91; consumption of United States, 23.58. Mr, Ryan, the opponent of Hon. T. U. Florence, in the recent Congressional election in Philadelphia, has notified him of his intention to contest the elec tion, on the ground of frauds by the judges of elec tion. The New York Observer learns by a private letter that Professor Morse has received, in that city, the first instalment (one hundred thousand francs) of the testimonial of the ten European Powers. An investigation of the death of Mr. E. J. Dick ens, in New York, leads to the supposition that it resulted from an over-dose of cyanide of potassium, used to relieve a cough. The police of New York have arrested a Dr. Johnson, John Riley and John Hnested, for "fleec ing" Benj. F. Hibbard, of Kentucky, of $3,000 at Faro. "Black Cookv," a native African, said to he 120 years old, and the oldest person in Illinois, was burned to death in her cabin near Dixon, on Friday last. A bill repealing the act prohibiting circus exhi hitions within the limits of Vermont, has been de feated in the Legislature of that State. Political meetings in forty conntiesof Kentucky have passed resolutions approving the course of the Administration. The completion of the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad to Madison, Ark., is to be celebrated at the latter place on the 30th inst. Six Chippewa Indians are to carry the mail from Sault St. Maria to Saginau, commencing Dec. Ist. The distance, 350 miles, t. I).' made in twelve davs. The Chicago Press and Tribune has failed for SIOO,OOO, hut has obtained an extension for four years. err YINTELL BURGLARIOUS. —At a late hour on Saturday night last, an attempt was made to rob the house of Mr. Peter Kelley residing on the corner ol Saratoga and Sharp streets. The burglar had succeeded in breaking open a side window and was about to en ter the building when lie was discovered by Mr. Kelley, who had been aroused by the noise, and came down stairs to ascertain the cause. -Mr K. immediately started in pursuit hut could not over take the thief. About -1 o'clock on Sunday morning an entrance was effected into the basement of the residence of Xeilson l'oe, Esq., on Lexington street near St. Paul. F. I). Tormey, Esq., occupied the basement room as a law ofiiee, and the burglar succeeded in getting a very line overcoat, the property of Mr. Tormey which had been left hanging in the office. DISTRESSING ACCIDENT. —An interesting little son of Mr. John Peach met with an accident yesterday, which terminated fatally. He attempted to jump on one of the cars while they were in motion in the yard of the Bolton Depot, on the Northern Cen tral Railroad, when he missed his footing and fell to the ground, and before he could escape was run over by one of the trucks, fracturing bis skull in a horrible manner. The services of Drs. Green tree and Maris were obtained, but nothing could be done to alleviate bis sufferings and lie expired in about two hours afterwards. RUN AWAY. —About 12 o'clock, yesterday a horse belonging to Mr. Samuel Valiant and attach ed to an Express wagon, took fright and ran down Baltimore street, and when near North street, came violently in contact with a horse and buggy, belonging to Mr. Scbalfer, causing serious damage to the buggy, and breaking the axle tree and front portion of the Express wagon. One of the wheels of the Express wagon came off as Mr. Valiant was driving past the Museum, causing the horse to ra pidly increase his speed which resulted in the acci dent. ACCIDENT.—A young man named Louis Williams, who resides on West Fayettee street, met with a painful accident a da}* or two since while filing at a target in the woods adjoining the House of Ref uge. He had loaded a pistol with which he had been firing, and fearing the charge was too heavy, JIG attempted TO draw it out, but not succeeding be fired it, and in doing so the barrel burst, horribly lacerating his right hand. ELECTION OF OFFICERS.—At a meeting of the Ty pographical Society of this city on Saturday night, the following persons were elected as officers for the ensuing year: President, Frederick Young; \ ice President, Nathaniel Sardo; Financial Secre tary, .lames Stiles; Recording Secretary, William Parkhill; Corresponding Secretary, L. O. Mills; Treasurer William Betts; Sergent-at-arms, James Heddinger. RUNAWAY. —Yesterday morning between nine and ten o'clock a horse which a Mr. Abott was driving on Fayette street, near Canal, runaway, breaking the vehicle and throwing Mr. Abbott out on the street in front of the carriage, cutting his head se verely and also injuring one of his hands. He was removed to his residence on Bond street, near Balti more street, where he received medical attention. YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. —This As sociation will hold regular meetings during the week in the Charles street Methodist Episcopal Church, corner Charles and Fayette streets, com mencing at 12 o'clock of each day, PRICES OF FUEL. —The prices of fuel at the dif ferent yards yesterday morning, ranged as follows: Pine, wholesale from $2.75 to $3.25, retail $3 to $3.75. Dak. wholesale from $3.50 to $4.25, retail $3.75 to $4.50. Hickory, wholesale $4.25 to $4.75, retail from $1.75 to $5.50. PERSONAL. —About forty Congressmen, Senators and attaches of the Government, were at the Relay station of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to-day, en route for Washington from the West. POLICE INTELLIGENCE. Mary Sermon and Ann Shields were arrested on Sunday night by officers Herbert and Eberstein, charged with stealing $12.50 from Geo. Junes. Justice Audon coin mitted them for Court. Edward Hamilton was arrested yesterday .afternoon by officer Arnett. charged with assaulting with attempt to kill Edward Burk. Justice Morrison held him to bail for Court A MUSEMENTS. BIBLE PANORAMA.— This is the last week for the Bible Panorama, at Temperance Hall, (.'ay street. The Hall is crowded nightly, and seldom indeed has a panorama at traded so much attention or given such general satisfac tion. HOLLTDAT STREET THEATRE.— JuIia Dean ITayne is drawing large and discriminating audiences. To-night she appears in Sheridan Knowles' play of the "Wife" as Mariana. Mr. Daley as JuliamSt. Pierre, and the rest of the characters carefully distributed among the stock com pany. Tiie afterpiece will be the "Quiet Family" with Mr. Fiske as Barnaby Bibbs and Miss Jefferson as Snarley. A new play is underlined entitled "Mary's Birth Day," from the pen of Geo. 11. Miles, Esq. FRONT STREET THEATRE.— Mr. King's Company still continues to attract large and fashionable audiences at the the Front street Theatre. The performances are of an ex cellent character and deserve the approbation of the pub lie. The Xegroisms of Mr. Eph Horn are decidedly new and amusing, and the clowning of Mr. Tom Watson is very quaint and comic. The Arabs appear again this evening assisted by the full strength <u' the company. Mr. Eph Horn takes a benefit on next Wednesday evening prior to his departure for California. "THE OLD FOLKS." —The advent of this concert troupe lias produced an almost unparalled excitement amongst the more staid anil sober minded of our citizens, who are not usually led away by musical furores. During last week the immense saloon of the Maryland Institute was nightly crowded, and last night the New Assembly Rooms were filled to overflowing long before the hour of commencement. They again sing at the New Assembly Booms to-night, and to-morrow night return to Maryland Institute Hall, where they will give their last concert but two in the city. PROCEEDINGS OF TIIE CITY COUNCIL. EXTRA SESSION. MONDAY, NOV. 29. 1858. FIRST BRANCH. —The Branch met. Present— JNO. T. FORD, Esq., President, and all the members. Mr. BE.VLE presented the petition of Jacob Councilman, asking privilege to allow a frame shed to remain which he has erected at the Calvert street station. Referred. Mr. BEALE presented the petition of Jos. Love, asking that he may be protected in the use of a stall in the Lex ington fish market. Referred. Mr. BEALE presented a petition from Messrs. G. W. Bowcn k Co., praying that they may he paid their bill for printing the- revised ordinances, ordered by the last Coun cil. The amount of the hill is $1,648. Referred. Mr. HAMILTON presented a petition from W. W. Glenn, and others, asking that Mull terry street, between Fremont and Schrocder streets, be declared a public highway. Re ferred. Mr. GLANVILLE presented the petition of Geo. Urlicr Graft, asking indemnity for damages sustained by the ac tion of the Water Commissioner in condemning his prop erty and afterwards refusing to take it. Referred. Mr. ADDISON presented a petition from ClarkCotrell,and others, praying that certain wharves on the south side of the basin may not be rented. Referred. Mr. BAIN presented the petition of Thomas Cowan, nsk ing damages for the loss of a horse which was injured by falling into an excavation in the street. R< f rred. Mr. MONTAGUE presented a petition from Thos. J. Car son and others, praying that the intersection of Preston and Grundy streets he declared a nuisance, and that the same may he remedied by paving the sidewalk by the City Referred. Mr. BEALE called up the resolution granting the privi lege to Edward McAdams to manufacture candies on Bu ren street at the Falls, and asked that it might be re ferred to the Committee on Health. He also presented the petition of John B. Connelly and others, praying that the privilege be granted to Edward McAdams to manu facture candles on Buren street at the Falls. Mr. MONTAGUE called up the resolution in reference to an ice cutter and the keeping open of the harbor during the coming winter. Referred. Mr. HYNES offered a resolution directing the Water Engineer to place three fire plugs at the Fell's Point mar ket. Referred. Mr. BEAI.P. offered a resolution that hereafter the print ing of the different departments of the city government he given to the contractor for the city printing. Adop ted. A communication was received from the City Commis sioner. in regard to changing the first story of the City Hall into a police station, stating that it would require $4,000 to make the improvement. He also sent in a communication in regard to the state of the tunnol over Harford Run. near Pratt and Cough streets. Mr. NEWMAN presented an ordinance appointing a vac cine physician for the different police stations; also em powering said physicians to hold all post mortem exami nations which may be required by the coroners. Laid on the table. Mr. BEAI.F. presented an ordinance in reference to the use of the city dredging machines for private purposes, which was reaii a second time and passed. Mr. Woon presented an ordinancedeclaringvalid aeon tract entered into try the City Commissioner, relating to tire grading of North avenue. Laid on the table. Mr. NEWMAN called up the resolution to grant privilege to Cenrge K. Tyler to erect a frame building on the corner of Boston and Cannon streets, for the purpose of conduct ing the steam sawing business therein. A motion was made to lay the resolution on the table, winch was lost, and it was then passed. Mr. Wool) called up the suplementary ordinance, pro viding for the establishment of a police system for the city. The amendment of Mr. MONTAGUE, to the effect that the city would purchase ttie uniforms for the police was lost. Mr. MONTAGUE offered an additional section to the ordi nance, increasing the pay of the police as follows : Mar slial of police. $1,500 per year; Secretary to the Marshal, $600; Captains, sls per week: hirutenants. $12.50; Ser geants, sl2; policemen, $11.50; turnkeys, SB, and lamp lighters $6. Mr. BEALE asked that the question might be divided, ns he felt inclined to vote for an increase to ttie lamp lighters, am! he would like to vote on that separately. Mr. TAUBOTT offered an amendment, striking out the $11.50 as the pay of the policemen per week, and making it $ll.OO, which was accepted by Mr. MONTAGUE. The question was divided and that portion referring to ttie lamplighters put to the Branch, which was carried by a vote of Yeas.—Messrs. President, Tfynes, Henderson, Mace, Talbott. Beale. Cunningham, Hamilton, Clarke, Newman, Glanville, Addison, Mules, and Montague—l 4. Nays.—Messrs. Randolph. Jenkins, Wood, and Bain—4, The first part of the section, increasing the pay of tie officers and policemen was then adopted hy almost a simi lar vote. Tending the adoption of the ordinance, the Branch ad journed. SECOND BRANCH. —Branch met pursuant to adjourn ment. Present— WlLLlAM MCPUAIL, ESQ., President, and all the members. The report and resolutions of the Joint Standing Com mittee on Police and Jail, relative to the erection of a Police and Fire Alarm Telegraph in the city of Baltimore, being the special order, was taken up. Mr. ELLIOTT opposed the adoption of the resolutions, on account of the enormous price which was projwsed to be paid for the erection of the Telegraph. Mr. MCCOMAS advocated their adoption, and spoke of the advantages to be derived from the adoption of thesys tern. * Mr. ELLICOTT said he did not object to the establish ment of such a telegraph, but he still thought that the price asked by the bidders was high in the extreme. They say they propose to construct sixty miles of telegraph; the city had no guarantee that such would be the case; lie proposed to amend the bill by inserting a clause, which would protect the city, so that not less than sixty miles would be erected. Mr. MCPHAIL (Mr. COOK in the chair) —said he was fav orable to the erection of a Police and Fire Alarm Tele graph for the city, hut objected to going into the matter wildly; everything pertaining to this matter might he very clear to the old members of the Council, hut the present members were not so much enlightened upon the subject. The proposal of Messrs. Came well. Robinson & Co. says they will erect sixty miles of telegraph, in ac cordance with a certain plat, which plat the present mem bers have not seen. If they propose to build sixty miles of telegraph, the city should have a guaranty to that effect. They propose to erect, also, apparatus to ring two alarm bells, but don't propose to furnish the bells. Ife thought the bidders should furnish the bells for the price named—s33,ooo. Mr. ELLICOTT then offered the following amendment: "Provided that said proposition embrace a distance of sixty miles and two alarm hells, suitable for the striking machines proposed to bo erected J' The amendment was adopted by the following vote— Yeas—Messrs. President, Van Nostrand, Col ton, Taylor, Ellicott, Mussclman—6. Nays—Messrs. Cathcart. Cook, McComas. and Sewall—4. On motion of Mr. SEWALL. the subject was laid upon the table. Mr. COLTON offered a resolution directing the City Com missioner to have a gas lamp placed on East Pratt street, near Bethel. Referred to the Committee oh Highways. Mr. MCPUAIL offered a resolution appropriating the sum of $1,250 to the First Baltimore Fire Company, for the pur pose of keeping in o|>eration the steam fire engine belong ing to that company; al o appropriating the same amount to the Mechanical. Washington and Vigilant Fire Compa nies. Referred to the Committee on Fire Companies. Mr. Coi.TOH called up the supplementary ordinance re lative to the Public Schools, which directs the School- Commissioners to have printed yearly ail the dieses writ ten by the graduates of the schools. Referred o the Com mittcc on Education. A resolution was received from the First Branch grant ing permission to Francis H. Grtipy to erect a foot bridge across Holliugsworth street which was laid on the table. Also an ordinance authorizing the paving of certain portions of Castle alley, which was read and laid oil the table. The resolution authorizing the Port Warden to grade a certain lot adjoining the City Yard, was taken up and adopted. Mr MCCOMAS, presented the petition of William Tell Bixier. George W. Showacre, and Benjamin F. Gould, as eessors for the 9th District, asking additional compensa tion for services performed. Refered to the Committee 011 Claims. The Branch then adjourned until 5 o'clock this after noon. LA IF INTELLIGENCE. UNIT D STATES CIRCUIT COURT. —The Hon. Judge Giles, The Court was engaged in the following business vester dav: Bartholomew Scatts vs. Gilbert S. Thompson. An ac tion to recover on a bill of exchange. Counsel were en gaged yesterday in arguing a question of law, on state ment of facts. Blanchard for plaintiff. Mayer for defen dant. SUPERIOR COURT.— Hon. 7. Collins Lee, Judge. The Court was engaged in the following business yesterday : Crfleb S. Ma It by vs. Thomas Smith. An action of re plevin, to recover a cargo of oysters. On trial. J. H. B. Latrobe for plaintiff. Whitney AV: Thomas, Win. H. Tra vers, and Coleman Yellott for defendant. COURT OP COMMON FLEAS.— Hon. William L. Marshall, Judge. The Court was engaged in the following cases yesterday: Bridget Shannon vs. James Tracey. An action to re cover for goods sold and delivered. Verdict for plaintiff for $227.25. Kelsey & Gray. Garnishees of Capt. O'Brien vs. Pat rick Fleming. An appeal from Justice Audoun. Judg ment reversed and attachment quashed. The Pierce Building Association vs. John W. Hoer pel. An action to recover for money loaned. Verdict for plaintiff for $189.00. CIRCUIT COURT OP BAI.TIMORF.CITY. —Hon. Wm. George Krelw, Judge. The Court was engaged in the following case yesterday: F. G. Waters vs. George A. Brown. Exceptions to the Auditor's account; before reported. Opinion of t'ourt filed overruling exceptions and con firming the account of the Auditor. Keiiley A: Panels for exceptants. J. I*. Poe and O. Horwitz for respondent. THE IMPROVEMENT SCHEME OF 1)R. THOMAS H. BUCKLER. FILLING UP OF THE BASIN*, LRVELLINO FEDERAL HILL, ETC. Dr. Thomas 11. Buckler again addressed, last evening, the members of both brandies of the City Council, in relation to his great scheme of improve ment, that of filling up the Basin and levelling Federal Hill. The Doctor commenced by saying, that be bad been accused of being a large land holder, in the neighborhood of Whetstone Point, and that the advocacy of his scheme had been attributed to sor did motives on his part. Some persons have said that it was a scheme of John (iarrctt'a, and that I advocated it to advance his railroad interests. He said he had gone to the office of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and conversed with Messrs. Brooks and (larrett: lie went there merely to learn some statistical facts, which he did get through the politeness of Mr. Smith and other offi cers of the road, but lie believed these gentlemen had not the remotest idea of his motives for procu ring this information. To show that he did not ex pect to derive any benefit from the proposed im provement, he had taken the trouble at the Land Office in Annapolis, to enter all the lands at the bottom of the basin and the river in his name, and bad written a letter to his Honor Mayor Swann, proposing to give them to the City in the event this scheme was carried out. The warrant for these lands stands in my name and I have given them to the Citv. The Doctor then went on to present his views in relation to filling up the basin, making a line from West Falls aventfb to Whetstone Point, the basis of commercial operations for the city. He said it would enhance the value of the property of Federal Hill, Fell's Point, Canton, and other properties which are now comparatively valueless. He then spoke of the plan proposed as a sanitary* measure. He said the gases which arise from the dirty waters of the basin are blown over the city, producing va rious diseases. There is an area of seventy-five acres, evolving poisonous gases and producing ma lignant diseases; it is doing it every da v, but taking lives singly and surely. What would be the result with that pool in our midst if an epidemic should break out among us? People are slow to heed the cause of sickness, when one by one our friends are taken from us: but when death comes as an epi demic—as a huge reaping machine—laying low every one in its track, then eves are opened. That our city now enjoys good health is no reason why we should not be visited by an epidemic. He allu ded to the city of Norfolk, which was always con sidered a healthy place, and to the ravages of yel low fever there. This measure will greatly benefit that part of the city called Old Town; the centre of the city will not be so inucb affected: the interest on the present wharves is to be hereafter considered. Doctor Buckler here read a letter from Dr. FJi (biddings,formerly of Baltimore,but now of Charles ton, S. C., in reply to some inquiries made by Dr. Buckler into the causes and other characteristics of yellow fever, and of its origin, &c., in which. Dr. Biddings says, among other things, that lie is of opinion that the Basin and Jones' Falls, below White's distillery, should be tilled up, that tlioy would no doubt operate sadly against Baltimore, in case the yellow fever as an epidemic should visit Baltimore. A great man, said Dr. Buckler, has said, that great cities are like great ulcers upon the body of societv; —there was a great deal of truth in that. He referred to it in a common sense view. We have a great sore in our midst, and we want to rem edy it. The Doctor said that some years ago lie had advo cated the bringing of the waters of the Gunpowder to the city, for the purpose of supplying the inhab itants with pure water. He then thought that a stream of pure water could be turned into the Ba sin at the bead of Liglit street, which would wash the Basin out. As to filling Jones' Falls, be did not intend to dwell on that; he would attend to the Basin first. The Doctor then proceeded to show that this scheme would greatly enlarge the basis of taxation hv bringing property within its scopo which was now out of its reach, and appreciating other prop erties which are now comparatively valueless. He then made a statement of the comparative value of lands, now almost idle, and to what extent this improvement would advan'ce them, showing that the value would be enhanced from three to five times. By filling the basin the vessels oflight draft, which are accustomed to come to those wharves, would be driven to the Spring Gardens, where there were twenty-five hundred acres of land be benefitted. The Spring Gardens too would be more accessible to the business of the city, the grade is easier for hauling, and all the heavy lumber busi ness now transacted about the mouth of the Falls would centre there. This scheme would meet ob jections from owners of wharf-property, but the in creased value of ground coming to the city could easily pay all damages to the owners. He referred to the time of the administration of Mayor Johnson of Baltimore in 1807, when an ordi nance was introduced to open Pratt street: at that time a wharf ran up as far as Water street, and the measure met with fearful op position; it was at first rejected, but in the year ISOO, it was passed; the work was not commenced, however, until the rear 1810, during Mayor Stiles' administration, and when the carts and workmen went there to commence the job, they were op posed and a riot was the result which was quelled by Mayor Stiles' police. Afterwards the work went on and when completed, the parties who had ob jected to the improvement, were pleased, prices went up and property advanced at least one hun dred per cent. The Doctor thought there would be many oppo nents to this scheme on the wharves; even if such parties were injured, he thought it should be car ried out. Twenty-eight millions of dollars would be made out of the improvement; parties on the Spring Gardens and Whetstone Point could pay all indemnity; Fell's Point could pay the indemnity; not speaking of Canton; the scheme is financially an easy one; all property would be benefitted instead of injured. The Doctor then referred to another point in which he thought the improvement would be beneficial. He said that for the last four years the industrial arm of our city has been paralyzed. The produc tive labor of our city is its great wealth. This im provement would employ iabor, would call back its mechanics who had left to seek employment elsewhere; capital should be soliciting labor al ways; labor should always be employed; in paying for this labor the citv will not be a cent out of pocket—the labor is all done in the city. The Doctor then referred to the advantage which must result to the general commerce of the city as well as to her internal and local trade of all descrip tions. He said he had gone to the Railroad Compa ny and to business men, to get some facts, and he finds that the average cost of streetage on a barrel of flour is 2 cents, trie average of-drayage from the warehouse to the Point is 8 cents, making an aver age charge on each barrel of flour, from the rail road to the ship, 10 cents. The average cost for transporting a barrel of flour from Wheeling to Baltimore is 70 cents; thus the cost of carriage from the railroad depot to the ship is equal to the cost of carriage on 5(1 miles of railroad. By the same rea soning he made the cost of streetage on a hogshead of tobacco equal to the cost of forty-eight miles of railroad transportation. Again, said the Doctor, the drawing of cars through the streets by horses, causes great delay: I suppose we have a warehouse on deep water and liavea railroad to the ship, by this means the Rail road Company could get their cars back in half the time and therefore double their rolling power. The Doctor then referred to the different manner of transacting business by Merchants of various section of the Country, and to the'facilities for doing business in different Commercial cities; he considered the mode of transacting business in this City, as of a primitive village style, now almost ob solete. He then went on to show, that if the terminus of the Railroad was in deep water, twenty dollars streetageand 80 dollars dravage could be saved to the shipper, in one thousand barrels of Hour. He spoke of Fedei al Hill and its old timed, old fashioned telegraph, now used by the merchants of Baltimore, and advocated the construction of an electric telegraph to Thomas' Point. He spoke of the trade of the city of Baltimore as it was forty years ago, of the many vessels arri ving here, loaded with the most valuable cargoes, and said that trade left us and we did not see it go; he was very sure, however, that a better time was coming; New York had the advantage over other ports; it will now he lost. lie referred to olden times, when goods arrived at our port and were conveyed over the mountains in white-topped wagons; and to the mode of car riage at the present day, when we have railroads instead of white-topped wagons, and steam slides or propellers instead of sailing vessels. The Doctor advocated the establishing of steam communication between our port and Europe, spoke of our harbor as being one of the safest and best in the world. Referred to a letter from Lieut. Maury, in which that gentleman said, that with proper charts, the Chesapeake could be reached at all times and in all seasons. He said with our. railroad at deep water, we could command the trade of the whole West; that a merchant at St. Louis could import direct, as early as any house in New York. The Doctor then said, that he would not detain tubers any longer, he had attempted to give his views in relation to this great improvement scheme, the consummation would he left to them. He would suggest, however, that the whole mat ter be confided to a commission of the Citv Coun cils, who, it they thought proper, could sub-divide and give their attention to the different subjects. The Chesapeake Bay, he said, is the great harbor for the West; establish a line of steamers and let it be understood that these steamers run in connection with our great western railroads, and we can com mand the business of the West; we want identical and not opposing interests; we want the West to know that we will work together with them; com bined, we are everything; separated, nothing. The above is only a brief sketch of the Doctor's remarks; want of space prevents us from giving them in a more extended form. ADDITIONAL BY NORTH BRITON PORTLAND, Me., Nov. 29.—The North Briton lias made the passage in ten days and a half. Iler dates are four days later than those already received. The North Briton passed, on the 19th inst., a steamer bound east, supposed to he the Anglo Saxon, from Quebec. The steamship Ariel reached Southampton at noon on the 17th inst. Heavy easterly winds had prevailed around the English coast, and numerous marine disasters, with loss of life, were reported. The French mail steam er at Dover, broke from her moorings and ran over to Boulogne for safety, without the mails or pas sengers. No American vessels were among the suf ferers. Some anxiety is felt for the safety of the ship Agincourt, now one hundred and eighteen days out from Melbourne, with two hundred and eightv three thousand pounds sterling in gold. Five gui neas per cent, is asked for insurance. The Timen in an article on the Atlantic cable says: Should any improvement take place when the shore end is added, there are many who profess themselves confident of working through the whole wire for some time to come, at least foremost amongst those who express this opinion is Profes sor Hughes, whose printing telegraph is now ex tensively used in the United States, and which will also, in the course of a few weeks more, be intro duced into Australia to work through the first sub marine telegraph in that Colony, between Tasma nia and Melbourne. Professor Hughes states that he is confident of be ing able even nmv to signal through the Atlantic cable, and is anxious to conduct all experiments upon the wire at his own expense. The Atlantic Telegraph Company on the other hand say they have no disinclination to permit Professor Hughes to try his skill, yet, strange to say, though both parties are willing, nothing is done." Nevertheless, now that the matter is made public, Professor Hughes may feel bound to press his offer, and the Atlantic Company, in fairness and in duty to the shareholders, will perhaps see the necessity of at once accepting a liberal proposal, whichever way it results, can do them or their cable no manner of injury, but on the other hand, may possibly be of immense benelit. The Time* then proceeds to ex plain the Ilughessystem and its obvious advantages, and says bis offers should be decided by actual tests, and the sooner the better. Parliament bad been further prorogued to the liith of January. The Prince of Wales started on the 17th inst., to visit his sister at the Court of Berlin. Col. Tache, ex-Premier of Canada, has been pre sented to the Queen and received the honor of knighthood. FRANCE. A Commission from the French Ministerial De partments lias been named to fix the amount of in demnity from Portugal in the Charles et Georges affair. The Paris papers wore instructed not to publish any extracts from the King of Portugal's speech on the opening of the Chambers. Montalemhert's trial was postponed until the twen ty-fourth of November. Mr. Berryer is counsel for the defendant. The official accounts of the hostile proceedings at Tourane, published, merely confirm the previous statements. Trade in Paris was more active, hut the manu facturing districts were less favorable. The Paris flour market was without anv material change. Wheat was dull, sales made with difficulty. Wines had considerably declined. Brandies had improved in demand, and prices were rather dearer. Several Jews had been appointed members of the Council in Algeria, in order to show that France recognises religious equality. The project started by the British Government ; in the lonian Islands of ceding five of the islands to ' Greece, had been received with marked disfavor by the French ministerial journals. PARIS, funds are buoyant and high ( er to-day. Three per cent, close at 74f. 70 for ino- I ney. SPAIN. The Government had triumphed in almost all the ! second elections. An earthquake occurred at Seville on the 11 th inst., and some buildings were hadlv damaged. ; A Madrid telegram says that Gen. Concha has been nominated President of the Senate. The Riff pirates had made their submission to the commandant of the Spanish possessions on the coast of Africa. PORTUGAL. At the opening of the Cortez the King spoke as follows on the recent dispute with France: "Friendly relations have not since the last session been interrupted with the nations with whom we are allied. A serious misunderstanding, however, arose between my government and His Majesty the Emperor of the French, in consequence of the cap ture of the French ship Charles et Georges in the waters of the Mozambique. This question being taken from the field of right in which my govern ment sought to maintain it, and having .exhausted the resources in which the letter of treaties author ised it to have coniidence, I was obliged to cede to the pre-exaction of the delivery of the vessel and the liberation of her captain. All the documents relating to this deplorable conflict will shortly he laid before you, and upon their examination I hope you will approve tiie proceedings of my government and relieve it from tiie responsibility it was forced to incur." Earthquakes at St. Uhes and other parts of Por tugal hail done considerable damage to property. AUSTRIA. The Government had received notification from Russia of its intention to terminate the treaty of commerce made between the two countries in 1H46. PRUSSIA. The Swiss official paper, the Bmltl. is prohibited from entering the Prussian dominions. INDIA. The Bombay mail of the 25th of October reached Suez the Bth inst. Several scattering encounters with the rebels were reported, hut nothing impor tant. Several actions had been fought near Luck now, and a large number of the rebels destroyed. The health of the British troops was very satisfac tory. Tantia Topee had retreated from Esengur, first setting tire to the town, and entered Chan dares on the 9th of October. A portion of his forces were afterwards encountered by General Michael, and were entirely routed with the loss of all their guns. The plan of the campaign which was about to commence, shows that Lord Clvdo in tended to surround and destroy by a military force the scattered bands of rebels. Commercial accounts were favorable. Trade was active at Bombay and'prices had advanced. Ex change Is. lljjid. FINANCIAL. —Money market dull. Funds flat. Consols closed on Tuesday at 97%@98% for money, and for account. American secu rities dull. THE VERY LATEST. LIVERPOOL, Wednesday, November 16, P. M.— Cotton steady and firm. The sales to-day are esti mated at 8,000 bales. Breadstuff) very dull and sales unimportant. Provisions dull. There have been no arrivals of vessels from the United States to-day. [Bu TCefirnph to Liverpool.] LONDON, Wednesday afternoon.—Consols are at 97%@98j-s for money, and for account.— Breadstufl's steady. BY THE ILLINOIS. The Illinois at New York on Sunday night, from Aspinwall, brought 51,816,532. Among the passengers are Senor Milla, Minister from Guatemala to Washington; Col. Steptoe and Major Garnett, from Washington Territory. There had been a severe gale at Aspinwall. It blew from the north, commenced on the 10th inst., at Aspinwall, and continued until the 20th, with but little intermission. The boats from the steam fri gate Roanoke, Flag Officer Mcintosh, and store ship Relief, Lieut. Strong, rendered considerable assistance to the vessels in the harbor, and by the exertions of the officers and crews several vessels were saved. During the height of the gale the Roanoke got under wav and came to anchor under the western shore. The market boat from the sloop-of-war Saratoga, going to tho shore on the morning of the 19th, capsized, and three of her crew were drowned —all colored. The schooner Wide Awake went ashore on the reef abreast of the lighthouse on the 20th, at eight A. M., and from appearances would soon bilge. The Saratoga sailed for the Gulf of Mexico the morning of the 20th.- The storeship Relief would sail for New York early in December. The United States sloop Decatur is at Bealejo, and the St. Mary's is on the way from Acapulco to Panama. The United States frigate Savannah and sloop Jamestown are at San Juan del Norte. The Sa vannah will sail for Aspinwall as soon as the Koan oke reaches San Juan. The Koanoke would sail for San Juan (Nicara gua) as soon as Sir William Gore Ouseley arrived at Aspinwall, where he was expected about the 21st. Sir William had expressed a wish to meet Hag offi cer Mcintosh at Aspinwall. The steamship Washington, which left New York Saturday, 6th inst., had not arrived at San Juan del Norte on the 17th. A correspondent of the Ilrmld, says tho vain c of the new Almadin Quicksilver mine, has been much exaggerated. It was reported to be worth from thirty to forty million dollars, Tho authorities of Santa Clara county have assessed it at one million dollars, and collect taxes for that amount. The annual expense of working is $-100,000 —gross re ceipts $700,000, which shows a net annual prolit of $300,000. From the time of discovery up to 1851, the expenditures exceeded the receipts by $1,097,- 000. Since the last mentioned period the income has averaged the amount stated. In mining opera tions a return of twelve per cent, per annum is re cognized as the just basis for money invested; and taking this standard to estimate the value of the mine it would be worth two million dollars. The Assessor of Santa Clara county computes the value at the rate of two per cent, per month for the profits, which, being $300,000, brings the principal or value at one million. There is always danger of the mine giving out,and the consumption of quicksilver being limited, the investment of money in California in variably bringing from two to four per cent, per month, it is believed that the Almadin property would not realise more than a million in this State, though in Europe two millions might be readily ob tained. The Portland Times thinks that the peace with the Oregon Indians will be of short duration, and that it was hurried into by the United States offi cers to avoid a winter campaign. General Harney arrived at Portland on the '24 th of October. Col." Wright, Col. Mansfield and other officers havo been summoned to Fort Vancouver to meet General Harney for the purpose of holding a council of war. Col. Wright arrived at Fort Dallas Oct. 16, a few hours in advance of his column. The whole force that started four months ago for the Snake country are now concentrated at that point. The order having been issued from headquarters for the concentration of the troops at Vancouver, Capt. Keyes, with the Third artillery, and Major Wise, with two additional companies, have left the Dallas and arrived at Portland. It is reported that the Indians at Colville, W. T., are again becoming troublesome. The first over land mail for Kansas City left Stockton on Monday Nov. Ist. '' United States steam frigate Merritnac arrived at Honolulu from Callao Sept. 30th. All well. A discovery of a rich quartz lead has lately been made in Tuolumne county, similar to that of the great silver mine in Po'tosi, South America. A miner named John Minear shot a grizzly bear (in a hill, atul the dead animal, after rolling some dis tance down the precipitous side, lodged against a projecting ledge of quartz rock. Mr. PRICE TWO CENTS while skinning his bear, saw gold in thequartz, and examining it closely, found, as the Sonora Democrat says, a "lead of astonishing rich- The Los Angeles Gold Mining Company have gone to work in good earnest, 'l'hege mines, on and near the river San Gabriel, were worked in 1*42, and about $40,000 were shipped from there in that year; but when the war of 1840 commenced, they were abandoned, and had not been worked since then, the more northern mines offering ft richer reward for labor. A society had been formed for the encourage ment of the emigration of Spanish Americans from California to Sonora in Mexico. A large party of emigrants from Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, and lowa had arrived at Los Angeles. There has been much sickness in the mines near the Feather and Yuba Rivers during the Autumn. The vintage is in full progrees in Los Angeles. The wine produced this year will be much superior to any hitherto made. Great care is taken in every department of the manufacture, and the experience of former years suggests changes and improve ments in its treatment. As the grape market in San Francisco and the North has fallen off, the quantity of fruit turned into wine will be greater this year than formerly. The great houses have generally purchased the crop of the growers, and the wine manufacture will be less general, but pro bably more carefully attended to. The value of property is rising throughout Cali fornia, particularly in San Francisco, where it had been going down since January. From Nicaragua, we learn that the United States sloop-of-war Decatur had arrived at ltealcjo, where she had been ordered bv the United States Govern ment. This vessel is likely to be kept on the Xica raguan coast until the question pending between that country and the United States is concluded.- There is no important news from the interior. The United States sloop of war St. Mary's left Acapulco on a cruise up the coast about a week ago, for the purpose, it is stated, to warn off or take when required a small privateer, which is block ading the coast by order of the Zuloaga govern ment. SAN SALVADOR. — It. is impossible to say what amount of Indigo is likely to be offered for sale, or what prices may be demanded. Sugar has risen in price, and is scarce. Hide 3at sl2 per quintal, and Coffee at fabulous prices. Money is exceedingly scarce, and enormous interest has been offered, with good security. MARKETS. S\N FRANCISCO, NOV. 4.—Flour. —Sales at $8.50 10.50. drain.—Sales of 500 bags wheat at $3.15'Vt]3.20; 8.000 do. barley at life. Potatoes.—Sales at lc. pet pound. Pro visions.—Sales of 25 cases lard, T. 11. A Co., at ln,\c.M'-> firkins butter on private terms, droceries. —Sales of 300 mats Patna rice, recleaned,s)4c., 50 bids, crushed sugar at 1444 c.; 10,000 pounds China No. 1, 12c.: 50 eases gun powder teas, 1 pound cannisters, 86c.; 50 do. black teas at 4Sc.; 300 pounds Thain'scandles at 26c ; 1.000 mats China N0.2 rice, 1,000 lbs. adamantine candles, to arrive, on private terms. Liquors—Sales of 30 bbls. alcohol at 74c.; 1,000 eighth casks New York brandy, on private terms. Nails—7so kegs sold on private terms. Sales at auction of 50 bales No. 1 China sugar, $12.05(a) 12.25; 20 bales No. 2 China sugar, 11 s HC.: 500 mats Siam rice, 50 pounds each,4c.; 25 bbls. old Bourbon whiskey, 35c. FOREIGN. Willmer <t Smith's European Timet, of Nov. ]3th, announces the death of .Mr. David Smith one of the publishers. A series of microscopical photographic portraits have been published in London. Among them there is a portrait of Charles Dickens, which, though no larger than the head of a pin, when seen through a powerful microscope exhibits all the perfection of detail of an admirable photographic likeness. We are informed that a conference of three hun dred of the members of the Society of Friends has been held lately in London, at which it has been agreed to sanction marriage between individuals of this community (although not in membership) by allowing them to take place within its . religious meetings, and that all restrictions in regard to what is called plainness of speech, behaviour, and apparel, may also be discontinued, but confirming its ancient testimony in favor of Christian moderation in these respects. A revival of the Norman curfew has been in oper ation for these few evenings past all over Paris, and strange to add, there has been no noise made about it, save the sound of the drum by which it has been proclaimed in the more refractory streets of the PatjH Latin and other unruly localities. At the hour of 11 P. M., all cafes, billiard rooms and similar establishments are punctually closed, having been previously evacuated by their habitual or casual frequenters. The European Timet of the 13th says: The honorable Mr. Cartier, on a special invita tion, joined the Royal circle, on Saturday last, at Windsor Castle,and remained until Monday— a proof of the Queen's desire to honor the representatives of the North American provinces. It was stated some months back that, the Queen,in all probability, at no distant day would pay a visit to those magnifi cent and progressive provinces, and the compliment paid to Mr. Cartier gives significance to the not ranee. Her Majesty loves sight-seeing, and the spirit of adventure is a part of her character. Both would be largely gratified by the visit. Once in Canada, she would show herself, no doubt, on the soil of the Great Republic, and reciprocate in per son the assurances of affection towards the inhahi tauts which she transmitted in her message through the Atlantic cable. The visit, however, whenever it takes place, cannot be delayed until the usual period for the prorogation of Parliament, for a Canadian winter would probably be too much for the Royal nerves. Between May and September ample time would be afforded for carrying out the arrangements of an extensive trip, during which time such portions of the Western hemisphere a" she desired to visit would be seen to the greatest advantage. In consequence of the successful operations for clearing the obstruction in Now York harbor by simple blasting on the surface of the rock, when the water alone became the fulcrum, the Lords of the Admiralty are using the same means to reduce the Vanguard Hock, which has only about IS feet over it at low tide, and which lies near midclianuel be tween Plymouth Sound and Hamoazc. PRUSSIA.—TLIO Timet' correspondentsavs that the authorities very soon undeceived the electors, who thought that they might hold electoral meetings without surveillance; and notices have been issued intimating that no assemblage of persons is legal which has not received a permit from the central police office. This office has the right of stationing one of its officials to hear and report what is said. Assemblages of electors form no exception to this law. A Berlin letter speaks hopefully of the prospects of l'russia. The nation is thoroughly aroused, and bent on promoting two great ideas—first, that Prus sia should head the nationality of Germany; second, that the alliance with England shall be consolidated and made a political reality. The Liberal party are daily gaining influence with the Kegent. The Archbishop of Cologne has ordered prayers to be offered up that the approaching elections "may be agreeable to God." and in a pastoral letter has recommended "good Catholics" to take an active part in the elections, by voting for men who are no toriously faithful to God and are devoted to the country and the Prince Kegent. The 'nomination of M. de Patow, as Minister of Finance, is a direct declaration of war against the exemption of the property of the nobles, from taxa tion. In 1848 a pamphlet of M. de Patow on the question of the land tax led to the formation of the self-styled parliament of the nobles, the chief of which was Count d'Arnim Boitzembourg. Now the minister is in a position to carry out his ideas, which are approced of by the Prince Kegent. but the party of nobles will not yield to him without a struggle. The Invaiide Ilimte extols the new Prussian Gov ernment at the expense of Austria. The leadership of Germany, it says, will now be secured to Berlin. The prospectus of the Peninsular and North Af rican Steam Navigation Company is published. The object of the promoters is stated to be the es tablishment ofalineof screw steamers between London, Lisbon, Cadiz, .Mogadore, the northwest coast of Morocco, and the Canary Islands. In connection with this line is a steamer for general service between Lisbon and Madeira, having a special contract, free of penalties, with the Portu guese Government for carrying mails between those place. The Berlin Volks Zeituny of November 7th has been confiscated by the police. This seizure has taken place under the new llohenzollern ministry. SPAIN.—M. Glozaga, the late Ambassador of Spain in Paris, leader of the Progresista party, has been returned by no less than six constituen cies. Some sensation has been caused by M. Martinez de la Kosa, the eminent statesman and Vice P-esi dent of the Council of State, having delivered a speech at the Ateneo Cientitico, in which he in veigbed with much eloquence against the Inquisi tion, which is still the theme of admiration in cler ical journals and among the most anient of the Ab solutist party, lie could not, he said, conceive the existence of the Inquisition on the Spanish soil, now that the Peninsula was being intersected with railways and covered with telegraphic wires, lie spoke in favor of the English domination in the East. Indies, and testified his approbation of the measure by which the tutelar action of the British Govern nient will strengthen the ties uniting Great Britain to her vast dominions in Asia. He affirmed that, whatever might be the results of this plan, there was no doubt that in the government of the Indian possessions proper attention would henceforth be paid to the development of morality and the extcn sion of the Christian religion, the onlr means In which, he said, modern civilization can be safely advanced and advantageously developed. The whole number of deputies to the Cortes is v 3411; and the result of 251 elections is alreadi known. The government candidates have succeed ed in 222 districts, and those ol the opposition in 20. The calculation is that the latter will only have 40 members in the Congress. BArLSOADIHO I\ TEXAS. —The Xew Orleans Com wrrinl Bulletin, in advocating a railroad to connect Xew Orleans with Houston, Texas, says: Houston is the railroad centre of Texas, and Texas is lan',, enough to make forty States like Massachusetts! krom Houston the roads already commenced and to be undertaken diverge to all the important points of that Empire State. At the present moment, there are two roads leading westward from Houston, one ot them striking the Colorado at Columbus, and which will be completed to that point within the coining year; and the other striking thesame stream at \\ barton, forty miles further down. The road to (lalveston is in process of construction and will soon be completed. A road east to the .Sabine is also un der contract, and the work months ago commenced. The road to Columbus is to be extended to Sun Antonio, which is on a direct line to El l'aso. The \\ harton road will become a link to connect with the Arkanas road,"which is chartered to run to the Kio Grande on a line to intersect there with the Great Central Transit Route, chartered by the Mex ican government, to run from the Kio Grande to Ma/atlan, at the mouth of the Gulf of California." Intersecting these lines running east and west will be roads extending down to the Gulf, and north which, na the population increases and makes them necessary, will thus reach both the northern and southern portion of the State. It will thus bo soon at a glance with what we connect when we roach Houston. Now what have we to do to roach the latter place? The distance is 336 miles. The Ope lousas railroad extends bO miles. The linn ston ami Sabine road, which is under contract, partiallv graded, and some of the iron bought, is 96, leaving a gap from the present terminus of the Opelou.-as road to the Sabine for us to till up of only 160 miles in order to be in daily railroad communication with the rapidly growing and gigantic Stale to the west of us. The Cincinnati Inquirer says : Early in the session of Congress a Pacific Kail road bill will be introduced, granting land and money to three routes, in proportion to the amount of private capital that may be invested in each. It is urged that this will lead to the selection ot the best route by capitalists, irrespective el political in terests. The bill will be strongly supported by the ortliwest. There are said to be twelve millions of dollars ol claims docketed against Mexico in the State De partment.