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WHOLE NO. 7357. MORNING EDITION? -SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1863. PRICE TWO CENTS. NEWS BY TELEGRAPH. IMPORTANT CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. Britbh Movements in Central America. fteport of tbe Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. CANADIAN RECIPROCITY IN THE HO'JSE. Arrival of Hon* W. 11, King at Havana. The Canal Question in the New York Assembly. acrriNG DEBATE BETWEEN CITY DELEGATES. Extensive Strike of tbe Employees on tbe Baltimore trtid Oblo Ballroad. NVMKK07S MARITIME DISASTERS, &C., &0., &0. From Waxhlnglon City. TOM TKHrANTWRC DIFFICULTY ? TKXAfl BONDS? REJECTION OF JUDGE B ADO KB, KTO. mmi ' OKRttJPONDBNf l: OF TUB NEW TORK HPKAI.O. Wasuinoto!*, Feb. 11?7)4 P- M Tbe abolitionist onslaught on tbe Tohuantopoc ques tion by Mr Seward, to lie followed, on Monday, by Mr lfale, ban greatly strengthened the feeling in favor of the resolution* of tbe Senate Committee on Foreign Rotation*. The bill lor the relief of the Texas creditor! will undoubt edly pant the Senate. The States' right* speech of Mr. Boater, ax ulso General Houston's remarks to day, liave failed to sl'ake in the slightest the impression created by Mr. I'earce's eloquent exposition of the case. Mr. Badger has at length been put out of pain ; his no' tmoatlon having been rejected to-day, by one majority. A IK LINK It A IL ROAD TO NKW YORK? TUB INVESTI GATION BKI.ATIVKTO T1IK CAPITOL BXTIiNtUON? PRKBIDt.NTIAL NOMINATIONS, ETC. KHOM A RIXHIAE CORKSU*OHDE.VT. Washington, Feb. 11, 1863. Mr. Doty, of Wisconsin, is about to lntroduco in the Botihe, under the rule, a petition, accompanied by a bill appropriating $600,000 for tho immediate construction, under tho direction of the Postmaster General and To jtographical Engineers, an air line post route railroad from Washington, via Baltimore and Philadelphia, to New Tori. By referring the proposition to the Com mittee on Post Offices and Post Koads, he hopes to get the report, either for or against, and thus bring the sub ject before' tbe House. If the committee do not roport, lie will move it as an amendment to the Post Route bill. Br. (JleiriMu was absent from the Senate to-day when Mr. Badger's nouiiuation was rejected. Edward J. Phelps, Second Comptroller of the Treasury, resigned today. John M. Brodbead. formerly Chief Cleric In the Treasury, was appointed in his place, and continu ed by the Sonata. The President has nominated John Randolph Clay ha Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Pent, and Theodore Jay as Charge to the Swiss Confe deration. Hie Committee of Investigation on the charges against (?arties connected with the Capitol extension, are bn?lly angaged in taking evidence. 1 rom the testimony taken, *o far, it would appear that the charges of gross enrrup iion are fully substantiated. One of the Committee of Investigation states that, judging from the evidenoe al ready takea, he has nodoaht that at least one-third of the amount ($rt00,000) appropriated by Congress for the ?reetlou of tne Capitol extension, has' been squandered; and that various parties, high and low, are implicated In Mie transactions. TIORTY-flBOCWD COHORE8S. SECOND SESSION. Wasbikoton, Feb. 11, 18M. OUMKa IN THE STAT* DEPABfKBST. I Cbair laid before, the Senate a communication from . the State Department, giving the number of clerks in that department. THE STEAMBOAT IAW. Mr. Siwihji, (free soil) of N. T., presented petitions from C. * snderbilt, from the owners of tho Collins line of at earners, and from those engaged In steamship boslnesa, l*f?ytog for a suspension of the steamboat law of last ?esirioa. Peti'.ioiis of a like nature were also presented front Lake Huron, Hartford, and other place*. THE CLAYTON AND BUI. WEE TREATY ? REPORT OF THE COM" MlTna ON POBEK.N AFFAIES. Mr. Mahow, (dem.) of Va., from the Committee on Foreign AfTsirs, to which were referred the President's message on the subject of tbe establishment of a British colony at the Belice, and also tlio resolution to inquire Whether any action of the Senate be necessary in conse quence of the explanation* by Mepsri. Bulwer and Clay too, ?t the exchange of the ratification of the Central Ameri can treaty, made a report, of whieh the following is a aynefais : ? The committee have been unable satisfactorily to as certain what Is now the extent of the claim or preten tions of Great Britain in regard to the territory or domi nion on the Gulf of Honduras. In tho unsettled condi I'tion of the country pending the hostilities between Spain ? and the colonies, ft is manifest that, whether with or without the consent of the British government, the set tlers there pushed their occupancy far beyond tue south sern limit* assigned to them by treaty, ana it naw appears 1 .that a right Is exerted to maintain such oecupancy as it I stood in 18*21, when the colonic* were dismemberud from Spain. These are questions properly belonging to the powers of Great Britain and Guatemala, but the que-riion of dominion is of a different character, and it is one in the disposition of which this government can never be indifferent. Whether it shall ultimately be determined that tbe English settlements on tbe Honduras aro In Mexico or Guatemala, the question remains the same as regards lh< United States; and as connected with this in quiry, the committee hare considered it Incum bent on them to express ?n opinion. They th"n enter into a long argument on the subject, and ?lose as follows : ? On the whole, the committee there- j fore report as their opinion to the Senate? That ! the islands of Roatan, Bonaire, UtiUa. Barbarlt, j Helena and Morat, in and near the Bay of Honduras, con stitute part of the territory of tho Republic of Honduras, ; * d, therefore, form a part of Central Amcrioa; and. in nseqoence, that any occupation or colonization of t he, e i inds by Trent Rrftiin, would be a violation of the ; "yofli*th April, I860. The committee, from tho in- ' Mion before tbein, entertain a decided opinion that 1 British settlements at Bell/e, as detin&l by the > ?treaties with Spain, lie within the territory of tho Repub- j ; afOnatemhla, and so equally con-tltute a pnrtofOen- ; 1 America. Should such bo the fact, whilst tho com teeerenet preparedjto say that the engagejn"nt i of ? treaty c< 1860 would require that these settlements ; til be abandoned and discontinued on the part of Great Itain. yet this government would have just cause of rapUint against any extension of tho limits of these ett foment* beyond those prescribed by Spain, or as fur " ?r allowed by the republios where thev may he founded ; d that in any manner to enlarge or change the oharao ?of the/<e settlements by any mode of jurisdiction, mid -be in violation of said treaty. Retolved, Uuit it is tho opinion of theCommitfeeth.it lie declaration on the part of the British government, l.ihe reply thereto by the Secretary of State, as pre ? to the exchange of th?' ratifications of t)*o treaty &d at Washington, between the governments of I Britain and the United States, on the ltrth of April, b* Import nothing more than an adulation on the art of the two governments, or their functionaries at i time ot such exchange, tnat nothing contained in the ?ty is to be considered as affecting the title or exlst ; rights of Great Britain to tho English settlement in uduras bay; and consequently, in the opinion of the Dmlttee, no measures are necescary, on tlie part of ? Senate, to be taken In reference to iuch decls.atlon Vo "thousand copies of the report ware order*! to be U r. U*I)KRWOOO, (whig) of Ky., saM that he was a mem M of tbe committee, and lest his silence might >?* eon tr?ed as acquiescence, he desired to say that he did not cur in the report. foa Tin RauctATio* or tbe (enntaAL karik-s ? inr PEMtRVATIOK OF PMCIPUNE, ETC. K, fum, (whig) of N. Y., Introduced a bill for the bet . ? management and safe conduct of American merchant itin, and for maintaining discipline on baard the same. ImU contains twsnty-lix sections, and provides that >n guilty of refusal or neglect to obey lawful orders, 1 disobedience, utdftg provoking or threatening lan. m gestures or menaces, drunkenness, quarrelling or tlM disorderly conduct, unlawful combination, or _Imo to tho vessel or cargo, or theft not exceeding ? the captala is given discretion to too such offender J *eeks wages and conflnemsnt on bread and water for j more than three days; but before any pain or penalty j inflicted, the master to enter on his log a statement of he offence end the punishment awarded, to be oerUfled ? tbe mate or one or more witnesses. If the master ? to make such entry, and to read tho same to the r and proceeds to inflict the punishment then "to 'to be fined double tho amount Imposed m the seaman, together with a fine of $60 for each r of confinement. Any justice of tho peace within a Ition district is empowered to try the ease in a sum r manner, ami to give sentence. If the oflfenoe be Jtted In a foreign port, the United Statee Consul, or scrotal agent, or senior officer of tho United Statea . la vested with tho same powers to try the case, and , 'eoaflns them on board of any public vessel not ex rvf?ks, ani <ja bi:al aad tV.:i ret is Anv landlord or keeper of a eotWs biard'ng-houso. enticing a Mwn to desert Mm ship. or harboring a de ne*, er, i.lmll forfeit $100, and be Imprisoned for not ex ceeding nix mcnthi; the fine to be paid to the owner or master prosecuting. The rent of the bill provides for the numerous detail* of these new provision*. It was referred to Mio Committee on Oommeroe. I'ASHACK OP RBLIKF BTLI.S. KT0. The bills for the relief of "William Weeks. for the "dlnf of the town of Bellevieu. Iowa, the relief of Mary Wood uard, J. G. lltcher, Christ icie Barnard, and tho bill au thorising exchange* In the location of certain land offices, were severally taken up and passed. tiib i!KT?uf! or ubkkia. Mr. Miixkb, (whip) of N. J., gave no'loe that on to morrow he would a.-k permission to addre-s the 8enat<> upon the subjeot of recoguUing the independence of Liberia. 1HK TIQUS DKBT Bil l. was taken up, and Mr. Hoi>*roN, (dem) of Texas, addressed the Senate for an hour, in opposition thereto. Ho said Texas in curred the debt, and Bhe best understood her own rights aud henor, and the rights and equity of her creditors, and_ should be allowed to settle her own pecuniary affairs in her own way, independent of the intertmnco of the Unitod Slate*. Texan had maintained her honor and her faith In tho darken hours of war and wa%t, and that honor should not now l>e questioned by the I'nitcd States, at tho inclination of speculators, none of whom came forward during her struggle for Indapend ! ence to aid lior; but who, when tWey saw the star of her glory ascending brightly, cauio the-* and by corruption and fraud involved lier In speculations In whioh they riskesl but Utile, and that little at enormous premiums. FXF' UTIVK t-^OOK ? If*. ISAtMlBRV AHPOIVTMKNT RKJK0TK1). The bill was postponed till Thursday next. The Seuato then went into Executive session, and while therein Mr. Badger's nomination, by yeas Ufl, to nays 25, was i<ost poned indefinitely. The Senate then adjourned. Howe of Reprcteii tnttvea. WiffinxOTON, Feb. 11, 1853. KXPmOB OP AS IX WAN WAR 1M ORKUON. Tlie Hon c passed the bill for settling and adjusting the expense incurred by the people of Oregon In the Cayu.se war. kKCIPBOCTTT WITH CANADA, HTC. Mr. Seymour, (dem.,) of N. Y., from the Committee on Commerce reported a bill to establish reciprocal trade with the British North American Provinces on certain conditions. [A full report of the bill is given in another portion of this edition of the Hf.io.lu.] Mr. Skymock moved that the bill, together with the report, be printed, which was agreed to. He then moved to recommit the bill, and that its further consideration be postponed until Thursday next. Mr. Joxiei, (dem.,) of Tenn., said the bill came in under unanimous consent, and to postpone its consideration to a certain day, would be tantamount to m?Hng it a special order. Mr. SKYKOirp. said he merely made his motion to keep the bill from going to the Speaker's table. Mr. CiWtfiMAN, (whig.) of N. C.,said there was so much confusion, that he was unable to hear what the bill was. The ?pp-akkr raid its title had been read twice. Mr. Cunuma.n ? No doubt about that, if you tell me go; but the confusion was so great I could not hear. The bill was again read by its title. Mr. Cunomah ? When was it introduced f The Striker ? By unanimous consent, a few minutes ago. Mr. Sxtmocr, there being objection, withdrew his motion. Mr. Jonts, of Tenn., moved that the bill be referred to the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union; pending which, the House wont into Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union OiT TO* ARMY BIIX. Mr. I)avw (whig) of Mass., opposed the amendment heretofore offered, to restore the civil for the militaigr su pcriniendency at the armories. Mr. FAtn.KNVR (whig) of Va., supported it, and, after a reply by Mr. btanly, the amendment was adopted. The Committee rose, when the amendments made In Committee were concurred in, by yeas 87, nays 67 ; after which the bill was passed. The House adjourned, and for the third time paned over the order for an evening session. Affairs at the State Capital. ALL QUIET IX THH BF.NATK ? CANAL BRKKZK IK THE ASSEMBLY, ETC. lOTBttAI. r ORBBKroXDEXCE OF T1IK NEW TOBK nSRAtn. Auurt, Feb. 11, 1863. Business to-day progressed In the Senate with dignity and decorum. The crowd gathered to listen to eloquence on the Broedway Railroad and O'Sullivan's missile, were disappointed. That matter will be taken up on Monday t after Mr. Bcekinan's return, when Mr. Conger will defend himself. In the House, the discussion on Messrs. Iioomis k I West's resolutions was resumed. Daniel B. Taylor offer. | ed a substitute as a basis for the hill to raise $700,000 for canal*. He wanted something tangible. The House adopted t by 56 to 36. Most unexpectedly a re consideration was carried: when Mr. Shaw accused Mr. Tuylor of beln^ dis respectful to Mr. Loomis. Mr. Taylor, under the excite ment, commenced a sharp reply, which the Spoaker ar rested. The House, lobby, aad galleries, were expecting a fracas, but Mr. Taylor changed his course, and the ex citeraent cooled off. The Senate restriction Railroad bill sleeps In commit tee ? that body not having yet reported upon it. The suspense is excruciating on all sides. The oommittee say nothing, neither will they until they report. The chancoa now are that they will report against it. W. KKW YORK LEGIHiATlRE. Senate. Albany, Fob. 11, IS S3. HA V IXC* BANKS ? EXCLAIMED DEPOSITS, RU Ilia ha-v ings Benk bill was referred back to the Com mittee on Banks, with instructions to amead by striking out so much as relates to unciaimod deposits, and confine the bill to Ki? Tork eity. BtnLDWa ASSOCIATION'S. ? The bill to authorize the formation of building assocla t ion* WNi taken itp, and referred to the Judiciary Commit . , ... TKAt intK>tr i.tSTmrrBS. Ite bUl relative to Teachers' Institutes was taken up in oemmittee, and ordered to a third reading. No other business of speoial importance wa--- transact- ' ed prior l?> adjournment. AMeaibly? Albany, Feb. 11, 1*'A TI1K CANAL **!> FINANCIAL POINT. Mr. Wbht, (dem.) of Jefferson, was glad Mr. Leomls had brongbt his resolutions before the House. They would | elicit the views of members, and lead to the adoption of j a wise system of expenditures. They call attention to 4 the misapplication of the public moneys. The bill of j Mr. Bu?h, calling ctinal superintendents to a public ac countability. would gTOatly promote a reform. Mr. W. was not aware how Mr. I.oomis designed to effect the re form in expenditures, contemplated by him. It would be difficult to manage the canal expenditures, without leav ing great discretion to public officers. The discussion of our canal bill had taken a wide range, and be must in seine degree follow it. The minority had started from their burrows and made a venomous ns?ault upon the position of the major! ly. As one of the majority, fie must repel the undeserved assault. Th ) canal bud Wen constructed in the face of debt and taxition, >nd consequently under gTcat disad vantages. But as soon as it was completed, it began to pay its debts, and provide means for its greater improve ment. When Mr. Seward entered the executive depart m< nt, he 1 ecommeuded a system of extra vagati'. expendi ture. tho reverse of the pollc.,' of wise economy which had been acted on b_? the democracy. Bis Ar t suggestion was to Incur a fartv million debt, nnd an extended system of milroad construction as well as of canal enlargement. The enterprises recommended by him would have brought upon the State a debt of a hundred millions 01 dollars. The credit of tho State, prev iously good, snapped under this shaky policy. Ibe democracy, who went out or power leaving a full treasury, and returned to an empty one, again assumed the ascendancy, and put a stop to the ruinous policy of the whip. They Inserted an article in the constitution whie'i would prevent the occurrence of anotbar like calamity. But |tn spite of this, the attempt waamade In 1861 to tram pie down the constitution bv the nine million taw. This saheme was i properly denominated the second Impulse of a speed v en largement. It was one of the most monstrous and cor , rupt schemes ever undertaken by a Legislature. The secret history Involved bribery, favoritism, awl corrun t tion of every kind. It was finally carried by the aboli tion of tolls on railroad# ? a sacrifice of the highest mag nitude They were unwilling to have the- law referred to the courts to teat ita constitutionality. The democratic party li now ia power, aad aw responsible to the people for the policy to be pursued, lhey haw a legaeyot debts, protested drafts, and diminish )d revenues. The constitution restricts the Legislature from contracting a debt excelling a million of dollars. Yet there ia .an un comtfttntional debt for na to pay of near four millions. There waa also a deficiency in the general fond, and the rejearcee of the State are embarrassed by the abolition of railroad tolls. Sueh Is the present position of the State. Under these circumstances ve ere requires! to carry on and enlarge the canals. It has been charged upon toe Governor that he recommends nothing. There were thoee on this door who^e political views were of a positive and not merely a 3tlve character. The Governor could not expect to 1 his language acceptable to the minority. He is charged with being unduly frlendlv to railroads. This was done by perverting the explicit language of the mes sage. Ihe enlargement of the canal, so that it win afford a channel for boata of one hundred and (Uty tons, la dla tinctly recommended. He reeommenda an expenditure of a million yearly for six years, to aeootnpllsh this ob ject He has suggested the methods of raialng the 1 Vedf.il fends ? a t*T? > Wn?or an smtndmcnl. to ; the eon* : ft u4 leu. LegislaUrea eeuU better adjust tlioir own taxes than thin ? ? loan, Mr. W. l>o lieved the people would not sanction ? mil an ameni nient of the constitution would require considerable time to pei feet, during which nothing oould be done. The suggestions of the Governor were of a prac'ioal and efficient nature. During tlio present year, eight hundred thousand dollars are to be used on tho canals for fernuinent structure, to accommodate Urge boat*. The dotie'ency In its revenues rendered it impossible for the canal committee to make any specitlo recommendations "?) til the House should determine how much revenue it could ralno, and how. When thin should bo done, the eommittro could recommend the manner In which it Mhould be applied. Speedy action ought to be had, no that contractor! may know how to prooeed during the a ispen sion of navigation. Mr. W. explained what wai needed to bring (he Ulack river canal into effective use and in crease it* actual navigable length to fifty three miles. It would open one elglilh of the State to market. That i>or tion of the State wan of the most valuable rhaructor, audita products would add Immensely to the tonnage of the canal. The expenditure required now amounted to only seventy thousand dollars. To confer this would greatly beneilt noi only the northern portion of the Stale, but would add greatly to the canal revenue*. Mr- W. repelled tho clarges that the Canal Committee had been constituted with a view to prevent the enlargement of tho ctnal-i. lie wax Dot Hivtin that any portion of tho majority were adveiao to the enlargement. Rut the Canal Committee were eiubaraswsl In their recommendations, there being no surplus funds on which they could base their mei suicn. He hoped the finance question would be settled as speedily as possible, to cuttle the committee to make rec.< inn.cn lu t ions to the House Mr. I). II. Taymik, (dem.) of N. Y., had not Intended to offer any remarks on the resolutions under consideration, but the reference * liich had been made to him by tho gentleman who liad just taken liis neat, required some thing from him. Althongb the resolutions of Mr. Loom!* had been before the House a week, he waa not aware that any perKon wa.s hitter prepared to act tliau before. The eutleincn who had offend the resolutions rotative to btDN and the CIWlTl, did not nwl to approve of each other's resolutltons. There is no policy foreshadowed upon which we can act. The resolutions from tho canal OOmmtttM were Of an extraordinary flh?l*0ter. We are told that there is a heavy unconstitutional debt weighing upon us, and in ecunecUon with It we have a recommen dation to raise more monev than the constitution admits. How are we to do this? Would it not be butter toondome the recommendation to tax hanks and railroads, to the amount of 700,000V The House, he hoped, was unw idling to do this. Ho had heard no argument which bore directly on our own difficulties ? we have no position of a practical character. We have had political speeches here, better calculated for an electioneering campaign than for tho balls of legislation. Political othlcs are dealt out to us as if we were pupils In demo cracy. When he camo here, Mr. T. forgot party conside rations. He did not consider the democratic party to be the only friends to the canals. They had as sincere friends among the whigs. l'artv recriminations had no business with the discissions of the canal policy, and would only embarrass harmonious action on it. Day af ter day we are discussing the canal policy, yet no one brings forward any deflnito plan. It was tilue there was one. The session would soon expire, and speedy action was demanded. He would vote in favor of any bill, however much it might fall short of bU wishes, which would bo likely to meet the approval of the legislature and aid in tho enlargement. The Chairman of the Caral Committee, as well as that on Ways and Means, are silent as to plans, although it is from them we are to expect a projeet. The only intimation we have of their foliar, is that hanks and railroads are to be taxed. The latter, he thought, were enough in debt now, without supplying the State Treasury ? tho stocks of mod of ihetn were inuoh below par. A resort to direct taxa tion wan not popular with the people, bat if there is a debt to be paid. they would, doubtless, promptly assent to taxation for the purpose. We are told that we must raise money to expend on the canals, but we are not told how it is to be done. Tho time for action lias arrived. We must have money ? how are wo to get it in a way compati ble with the constitution? Resolutions are not statutes. There has been no form of bill proposed for our considera tion. The bill which has been commended in regard to the publication of the expenditures of canal superin tendents, wan an indirect charge against the Carol Com missioners. One had already been brought nnder review by the House ? are there to be additional charges against other*, or are they only to be attacked bv inucnloes f The resolutions before the House were indefinite. Suppose they aro adopted, have we then adopted any plant" Are wo any nearer a lesult than before? Ho closed by sub milling the following resolution, tho adoption of which he thought would bring the House to the consideration of a definite bill to meet the expenditures of the fiscal year: ? Resolved, That the Standing Committee on Cwu&ls, of this Houre, lie, and is hereby, instructed to report at an enriy day, a bill providing for the raising of seven hun dred thousand dollars, compatible with the constitution of this State, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the canals during the present year. Tbo resolution (which ai mmcd the form of an amend ment to, or substitution for the resolutions of Messrs. Looinis and West) waa carried by Oft to 35. Mr. I-Uf-HNT.K, (whig) of Monroe, moved that the Com mittee on Way* and Means be instructed to reoort the bill, and no It he Canst Committee. Mr. BrRRoroHn, (ind. deui.) of Orleans, moved to sus pend the order of business, to receive petition*. Mi . HiiUNf.a v. ithd.-ow hi.s amendment, to make the notion of Mr. B. in order. Mr. Lnojtw explained the attitude of the question. As the result of the whole matter, the couimitteo were re quired to raifc a mini ol *;0O,tiOO. Thia would fall short of paying the canal debts, aud leave nothing to carry on the public works. Mr. IlcRKotdHM renewed hi-, motion. T-ost. Mr. Burrovqbb moved to suspend the special order. Lost. The Shakku announced the question to be en the adop tion of the amendment of Mr. Taylor. Mr. Shaw, (dem.), N. Y., said resolutions had been pre sented to the Houfc, framed' with great care by tho Com mittee ol' Ways and Means, having in view the adoption of a comprehensive and efficient financial policy. .Hie Canal Committee had also brought forward a Aries of re 1 solutions. Tho. :e committees had plans already matured to present to the House the moment thine resolution; were adopted. Rut after all the labor expended on thorn, I you carp at and scorn tlie-a resolutions. Ho via* sur prised; the Committee of Ways and Means had been drawn from the House? their jurisdiction had been taken from them. This was dirgrncoful. He implored the House not to adjouin until th?y had retraced their i-.teps. He trusted that some one wh'> voW with th" majority would niovo a reconsideration. It whs a. thoughtless act. He did not believe members kuaw what they were doing when they said "aye" to the rOaoIllHoW they had jus* adopted. $700,000 was not the sum to be ral>od. Mm. Uadijct, (dem.) of Seneca* moved a re-considera tion. Before the question was taken, Mr. Burroughs rose to a point of order. Jle eaid the gentleman from. N'ew York, (Mr. D. R. Taylor,) had in a distinct a I'd loud voice Rddre*wed th<? Chair liefore the question was put, but for some reasom had not lieen recognized by the Nhair. The SnURKR dceidwl the point of order not to be well taUeii. Tho motion to reconsider wm then carried, by 5'- to 4-1. Mr Has-iwo'i had objections to the resolution of Mr. TeyWr, because the sum desi gnated to be nM ffiatN mi. all; and because it took the work from the Committer on Way? and Mi^ans. The resolutions of Messrs. Lo?Bia and WM Were not only faapaotfal to Am Inn. but would lead to harmonious action by the House. They might have flr.it, reported by bill, but he thought the House should llrst agree upon a plan, and then frame a bill in accordance with it, iuetoad of rummaging the his tory of the fast to find arrows with which te afflict ad verse parties. It would be better to consider wh.n we arc to do. and not discusa what has been done. If the ret ilut ions were taken up in a spirit of candor, he be lieved good results would be achieved. The errors of tho past lii^e thrown difficulties La our path. We cannot shut our eye- to thero. It is ilifficiilt to provide fur the pr .sent. He hoped the substitute would not prevail. It could do no possible good, and was dUrespeetlul to the committees. Mr. H. iJ. Tavtor expreeaed hts astonishment at the frveslom with which impntAl:V>ns of "vil motive-" ha t fcten made against hiui. Hi wai surprised that nn> mem bar ccnld disagree in opinion with cci tain others without I Ualng assaulted in this odioh- manner. 'Hie nature of his "rv ointion had been cuaapprahended. He *as not dis po??<l to ttift >0 the money needed tor the pre. ? ut j rar. it ? a- not disposed lo affect existing sources of revenue, those could be applied at inj time. His only purpose was to have a WlV reported to supply the deHeJencr. H<i did not intend, nor did tho Honse in adopting his reso lutions, any disre-peei to jar one. He aupj c ed every member hai a rlgUt to mave amendments or- substitute* for the resolutions of committees, without being charred with intuiting any one, ?r b*i.ng hini?ell ch.irged with Impnre motive#. Tuvards the conclusion of Mr. T.'s r?arks he bore heavily < n t ?me of hie colleague*, snd was called lo or der by the Speaker, aiald con iderable e-*?itemeot. Har mony havlag b?en restor-d, the debate was contiared In a more dU.pA?sion?U avanrwrr until the hour ol ad journ Beats The Jerry Rescue "9rl*U. Ateasv, l'^eh. II, IV*. 'rtie f?ry in >b? ea-e of Cobb, one of the Jerry i?e ? cerv wew? unable fo agree, snd have been dJsrhargest. ElKttoa ?( a t'. R. Heua t?r for .%'??** Jemy, Tvawiox, Feb, It, HkVk lie legislature, la joint ?eetlng, ka? just stated .loka R. Thomson l.'nited KUte>: yenste?, in ptaee o< C?mo medore SteektM, resigned. Tbo vote waa, fv* TWu psoe, 47.; YOUaas U Dayton, '27. TV LcvlOua Wtaatmhtiv Nrtr OaiKATs, Feb. 10, IV*. Both Houses of the Legislator? today revised, by a Vrna Majority, toga into ao eleeilon tor United Slatem ftwater, In place of Kr. Beejamln. The Maine Henataraklp. Arnrwr*, Me., Feb. 11, 1SW No bsUvtligs were had lo ilay for > United States Se nator, sad the atibjeet waa postponed to the 4th of Maroh nex+% Paatacs of a Genetal Railroad Law by the MlOdaaa Lt|Watan. Prrnon, Feb. 11. 1RW. Hie general }<a:troad law passed the Hons* thla mor^. ''s a 'a i..s lo.il 1. n I*'- bfl'VtTCr. bt kifl< lo tLe ^ta;e, Late and Interesting from Harano. AHB1VAI. OUT OP TICK HKK8IDKNT KINO IN IV FltOVXO HEALTH. Cuaribotos, Feb 11, 1863. The Hi^uQnhip li*bel, Capt. Rollin, from Havana on the Plh lnnt . , an<l Key Weat the mornin<; of tlx* 9th, Ua? arrived ut this port. The United Staten steamship Kulton, with the Hon. \V. K. King on Itoard, arrived at Havaua ou tho Gth in?t. Mr. King was in improved health. An RuglUh man of war at Havana offered a salute, but the courtesy wax declined. The United States sloop of wnr Cyane sailol on the 7tb for Tortuga* and l'ensacola. The political news is devoid of interest. Tlie loan by the great Are at Cardenas Is estimated ut fully $1 ,000,000. HAVANA MA11KKTH. Hlnce the ?Kth ultimo, the weather had been fuvoral.le, end HiipnrM Bad arrived more freely. Tliev commanded the highest f gurctt. Molasses van selling at liigher prices. A fen vosvels had been chartered for CoaCs at JCo 5s.; and for New York, At 11 reals |>cr box. Exchange was dull. Sterling, 10 per cent preiu.; New York and lk>*tou, 1 a 1 >? discount. From Kova Beotla. TUB RECIPROCITY HILL UNSATISFACTORY, KTC. Bosto.v, Feb. 11, lHoI'. Halifax dates, to the ftth lust., have reached us. The lepers having received Intimation from Washington as to tlie nature of the Reciprocal bill, which the Committee on Coramerco propose la Introduce into Congress, say that it will l>e unsatisfactory to No\a Scotia and New Itrnnawick, because the duty on coal is retained. The winter In Halifax coutln ues unprecedeutcdly mild. Strike Among the Kmployeea on the Balti more and Ohio Railroad. EXTRAORDINARY KXCITEMKNT IN BALTIMOKK, KTC. BAITmOKH, Feb. 11, 18"k1. Cue thousand workmen front the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workshops, with all of tho conductor's, brake' men. and engineers, of the transportation trains, struck for higher wages this morning, and inarched to Monu ment square, where they wore addressed by Frank-.Oal Ingher, and where they were subi-equently joined by a Urge number of machinsta and workmen from all the other shops In the city. The whole number of operatives who have joined in this movement Is between tiro and three thousand. A grand procession will take place this afternoon. They demand an increase of fifteen per cent on previous prices. All business, except the passenger trains, on the Balti more and Obio Railroad lias been suspended by the strike. No burthen trains went out last evening, aud none this morning or evening. Heavy premiums had to be paid to engineers to take out passenger trains to day. The meeting in Monument square this morning wat at tecdod by about 8,000 men ? 1,000 from the ltnllimore and Ohio Railroad shop*, 800 from Kom Wlnans', 600 from Murray h lladehurst s, 400 from Adam Dcmm-ad's 170 from Bentley'e, and a number from other shop* ? all har ing stopped work te sustain the railroaders, although Murray & Hazlehnret and Denuiead give th.? fu'.l prices. This altumoon tho men again assembled in .Monument square, with two bands of musie, and banners showing tLcni to er-roprihe disinters, brakenicn, engine builders, machinists, car builders, machine makers, moulders, and strikers. The proces.-lon was quite imposing aud orderly, And was a mile long, the men walking four abreast. "Opera tives I'rcui (lie Susquehatuiah and Philadelphia roads joined the procession, and it is uud that other branches of mechanics will join to morro v. Despatches were st-ut last night to Martinsburg, Cum berland, Wheeling, and all the principal stations on the road; and the operatives, and those conuectod with the transportation trains, struck on tho road, and p<tt the fires out. 4 Buttmopb, Feb. 11 ? P. M. Hie operatives fioui the Suffolk Worka, Hay ward and Bartlett's, IVoI aud Hunt's Millliolbtnd's, and other foundries, liave. joined the strike. Mesers. Reeder, Wells, and Miller'* men, and the carpenters on th?J>ridge de partment of the Baltimore aud Ohio RaihoauTluiving ro reived the price asked, did not stop work. Messrs. Murray and Hadehumt, Benson and l>?nm?id, bare also slgn'flcd their Intention to give the advance. Iheopeiatlves again assembled In Monument square to-night, cud addresse.i were delivered by Messrs, Joshua Van hant, Mabury, Turner, and others. A letter from tl? President of the ra'Imrul company, authorising the foremen of the shops to pay the men the highest xca-^vp received In the city, waa received: but it is not satisfactory, as It does not accede to their donviudrsl advance, and p'ncea In other foundries are not yet per ruanently fixed. No Strike at Philadelphia. I'HIT IDHJ'l'M, Feb. 11, is*' 'I. There has been no strike in this city unsung (he rail.-ond workmen, or machinists. Highly Intel-rating from Kry West. lAXttB MJUBKB OF MARIKK DISASTERS, MT0. Kit Wkht, Feb. !?, IKfck C?tpt. John C. Hoyt, agent to the underwriter at thS j place, baa gone to s?n Francisco in the same iwpacity, I and bin place h^s bee* titled by Capt. Welch, of New Y ork. Hie Hand Kay lighthouse ia progressing. 1'iovi.sious ar? scarce here, and ? cargo of butter and groceries would find a reedy tale. Numerous wicckj have taken pises. The RglLsh bark Colony, from Ntw Orleans Cos London, went ashore on the '2d Feb. on (!olIins' Pat -lie., reef, and bilged. It ? as feared her cargo would prove u total lo-s, llie bark Kdgar, frem New Orleans for Norfolk, went nshcre on North Key Reef, on the 22d Den. The was a total loss ; lier cargo of molasses, whiskey and sugar was pnrtially saved In a damaged condition. Hie ship L'ciari, from New Orleans for Liverpool, went aelioie on thr? 1st Fob. on the Quicksand*, where she re mained 84 hours, snd got off unaided. The schooner John & Burgess, from Kingston. J? ami es . struck on IieiU Shoalon the 2?'h J>ee. The wrecker* cxtrlcatcd Ler with difficulty, and she It new at. Key Wi st, repairing. 'ihe brig Motto, from ( srdenaa for Portlsnd, wss laben Into Key West on theiilii, leaking, and w as discharging. The bark Mopansr, which left K?n Juan on the 17 lb of Fee -inber, with bs~?ood tide#, arrived at Key We-t on th? i'd. with tho oaptain and crew nek with fevtr. Hie salvage on the cargo of tire bark F. A. Everett. \m * awarde"! at $10,000 Hie cargo h^d been re-sbippe-t i'o? New t^rloana. ?( The Hril.'fch brt? Gnnbyn?-s had been condemned ; th Atlvage <>n Iter catgo was to, 000. < apt. Wilson had i.-one to H:.vana, to charter a KtNl to take the cargo to i.u-et ptsd. Hie salvage oa the srliooner KlIiA was $">,000. 1,600 b?te-i of cniton had only been saved by tlie wreik- | e;-s from the sbip .Nathinilel Kimball, ashore at Sand | Key. The v.'Ki'h?-r wss bad, and the sbip |1iad btige'l. , 1. 100 bales of c?-ttonwere submcrgesl, buf probably the ditsrs would ,-.?\e It. The ship l.ii?y had been brought t" K?v West by wreck ers, wuli io# s of spars, toi. had discharged h*"t cargo oi cott?u>. For i-?ver?\ ?;e?'li? at NMsan the wither had Ivi v< ry ha/y ,'aud^unfavorable for <c- -ei- crossing the banks. Tb? bark llamony was ashore tot urn days nt t.he Riluk icas, tint w?" finally foreed off, with lo-s of snchr.r, rltaiiis, kf. -ho arrived at Key W?-t jn the 4th, and -,.i)<xl ?;ain on 'Ik Otb, Naittie I nteUlgri it*aDlsa*t*n, tic. Hotfr.iX, Feb. 11, IKA3. Abonv ifty veMtels. delay <4 by head winds, arrived a'i thla porVtbia morning-? among them, the sbipi Bowdlteh, and Joba M. Mr to frcui C Jeutle. and bark ?u!!otte, from I'aya), January i-k Tb? Snliotte reports - *hf It at Fayal, br..-ks Re- * lit, **> from Liverpool, for New fork, in three day*, put In ,.ith frtet-'.ep apparatns browse; Nimrod, for !scw Yort. !Vled .1st Jan., hark \t iii:ara, for New York. TV- brlf Rvira, fre? Port so Princ-e, .Tan IS rvports that the mortality sra??i?* the shlj.plrif^liom 'vvrr, still lyntlnued. lh? >?*ig T Crosby waa to sail for Boston in eight or te?i days; she hf?d lost her mate and cne nun. Th* captain und m>t? of the ?ebooiie?-8llver flotrd, from ,Hiukn lib-, were both deeo, and there waa no oae to take chsree ?f tbe \-e?#*l. In c oeseqtiene* o< lotig continued wet weatb^r, h it lit tie eoffew or logw4cd h?d come in. Coffee was q aoted st. > uie., Ha.vAku currency. . Danbbioe^ wert at t-UiO. fUnhoitasc# Hreeptkm et Mr, Mfsgb< r at l-'nlJ KVver. Vilt. Rivm, ?b. ll.lttX Mr. Mea^ter strived liere this afternoon, in th* 'team boat Iteu Provider e*. On appreachlag tb? harbor, be wae re-seised with a nutate of thirty twa brass tietd pieee?, and the w'l ' htwaa of thoitian<l.s of IXTle. Pbineas W. Lelann ? , M. D.; Foster Bwker, ^aq., If D.; James (;u?iv,.oi^ ?tq ; It T. Davie, Khq.; ft. 0 J 1 alrbanka, I>q.; Ltwis laphaaa, Ksq., and a large num ber of dlitlngoiished cttk-ena, were in attendan t at the wiiarf, and wekomed him to Fall River. i Mr. Meagher proceeded ia a carriage to the Ri change Motel, wbeie, being called n|>on repeatedly, he appeared - ar the kelcony, auild the uf moat enthusiasm, and thaaked the people for their kind reception. Ha lecture* this evening, cad all the tieketa are disposed of. As I send this, an Irish band ia serenading him. Nothing pan equal th* enttansiaem In bla fhvor. 'Ihe re cent attacks upon him have aroused an extraordinary t??Ung In hie behalf, and be will oerry aU before hiaa. Th* Blaek Wanler Detained at ItoMle. Mom*, l>b. 11, 1SA V 'the at< amsh p Black Warrior ia ao boavtly laden that be b . 4 no. K? e sbl' f . cio .J *al fllll bt de tained Usee ia VI VbmA a, . C'on^Mlow of m Double Mnrdsr. Borrow, Feb. 11, IMS. Thorns* fancy, who i a in jail on a charge of murdering Ouvra Taylor and bis wife, at N'atick, In September laat, liu uuule a full oonfoaaion of bin g"ilt. lie mm ho quarrelled with Taylor about half a dollar ami killed him; and that Mr#. Taylor being awakened by the atrug^le, came to the door, when he al?o killed her with an axe. Carey is twenty yean of a~e. Kro ui thr South. BAL1MOUM, Fob. 11, 1S8;:. We laveno mail South of Richmond. Tl.e Su.-queh&uua Hridge bill, wan made the order of the day, in the House of Delegate* for Monday next. A section laying the capitation tax nt fifteen conts on each i tiding over said bridge was adopted. A Udter fioui un officer of the U. 3. frigate Congttws, dated Bio tie Janeiro. Jan. 22, states that lhat vessel waa to lie towed out of the j>oit by the steamer Saranac, a< jeilow fever threatened to be inoro futat there than ever. It is rumored, but the rumor require* continuation, tt at lieutenant Ih y wood, of the Sarauac, had fallen a victim to veliow fe\ or. MaikcLt. Nmr OnucAtra, Feb. 11, 186't. The s-ftles of lllo coffee during the week have been 10,000 bug*, mostly at ft^c. a 1'be stock on hand to ni',ht i* 31,000 beg*. Mobile, Feb. 11, lH-Vt. The sales of cotton this week foot up 19,000 bale#, and the receipt* 22,000. Middling in quoted at Po. Important from Hoiston? Movement* of tieneral Pierce. OOIUIKSrOWENCK OK THR NKW YORK HKKAI.O. Tkkmont Houaa, Boktox, Feb. 11, 18?'l. General l'ieree arrived in town laxt night, with Mr*. Pierce, from Concord, and put up at the houso of a friend. In the course of the evening, he called in at the Tremont Houso, where General Cuahhig has bin headquarter*; and tho wise men of tho East, are sanguine that as far a* Cushing is couoerned, the question in Mettled, and that the State Department, at leant, in a sure thing. To the surpiise o* the old fogies, thin may turn out to be the c?M>; though there ia no telling what may transpire be tween thin and the fourth of March. General I'ierce went ovor to Andovcr thin morning, and will roturn here from Concord on Monday, and on Tuesday or Wednesday, accompanied by his invalid wife, it ia understood he will prooceed as far as New York on hia way to Washington. He may, perhaps, remain in New York a day or two, if hia friends will only let him aloji^. Such, from several of Gen. Pierce'* friendi in Boston, f understood to be the pro gramme of ills intended movements for the noxt three or four days. Perhaps a week may intervene before hits arrival at Washington. OHIO. Letter ftom Gen. Pierre. It will be seen by the following letter from (Ion. Pierco to Mayor Gilpin, of Philadelphia, that the President elect declines the invitation for a public reception, extended to him some time hinco, by tho Councils of that city. The circumstances under which Gen. I'ierce performs his journey to the caj Itnl, ha ve Induced hira to decline all public demonstrations : ? Concord, N. U., Feb. 7, 18 Ml. My Pear Sir : ? CircrnnAtanoes to which I need not ad vert, will, I am sure, plead my excuse for the delay in acknowledging the kind letters of yourself and tlio com in it tees of the Select and Common Couucils of tbe city ol Philadelphia, Wnile I tin constrained to decline nil public receptions on my way to the t>oal of government, I beg you to be soured that I nro truly grateful for the proffered hospi tality, and for the personal kind wishes expressed by tbe city authorities. 1 am, with the highest respect, your friend and obcJienl servant, FRANK. PIERCK. I Ion. CfUBi ra CiLPiN, ifoyor of the city of Philadelphia . City IntelllgfiiiT IH un or Fiioar Welsh, Khq. ? Edgar Welsh, the great extempore .singer, became sick and reduced in circum Ktanr.es about eighteen months ago, at which time he en tered Bellctttie llo. pita I without the knowledge of his friendi. He died there on 'the 2d of September, lrtil, and his Ixxlj v. as sent to Pottwn Field, Hand all's Island, tor Intei titer, t TTere lie remained until within a lew day* wlirn hUfrund# discovered v. lieie he wd>. They teuu ved lilai to the vault on Ward' , Idautl, be tho direc tion or Anthony D?gvo, one of tho Governors of the Almshouse, who knew him very Intimately when be wa < living. lib. body v.itl be brought from Ward's Island to lnor.ow, to the undcrtnkcr's, where n luindiome ir.alio.ja ny Collin Is in attendance to receive It The funo Tal will triVe pit re from tlio. house of Henry Strickland, corner of Grand and Columbia streets on Sunilay. He j will be buried at Calvary Cometcrjr, on Long Island. All ; hi* frtinds will be In attendance, io pay the last honors to the departed. Ho was thirtv even years of ago. and | born in New York. The snpetiulenc'euce <f hli funeral : baa been entrusted to William O. Webb, who was one of I hi* neatest fi ten Is. MovxmaiiHor Twom v.sFranh.s Mkaohxk ? Mr. Meagher, after a most Buccesafnl and triumphant tour in New f.ng laud, w hf n' he lectured to crowded and ?nlhit.sia*tic au dieucea. will anive in this city this moruiug from Fall ltivcr. He will leotore on Monday evening next at Me tropolitan Hall, oa GraUan and tho Volunteer- ot 1782. | 1'iom a t-L< tc.h oC this lccture, which wo have published, ! we regard it at. replete with tuo<1 brilliant aud soul 1 stirring passages, and worthy of his greatest e!l'oit;. ! What adds to the intore.it of the occasion is, a nU.tcuicut j wbiob we have heard that Terence Bellew MoManus, who j ere.H|>ed from Australia to Calil'orala, wlU arrive here In | tin 'C to Ih> protf rv\ on the piattonu with It's brother | e> ile. Mr. Manaluin's excellent band, kindly ottered by i its leader, will dKeour^c sweet musio in the hall, aud I many an old air, full of reminiscences of Ireland, will b ! alternated wnh tile gloiicus niuNic ol the republic. ' Firs. ? At a Into hottrThuradar evnin? a tire was dij 1 ooxered in tho frame house lflfl West Thirty-fifth street, ' near FJglith a venue, occupied by Mr. MacKwen, which vras(aused by the e\|?lo.?M)n of a bottle of varnish on tbe premifes. Were it not for the prompfues- of the [>olice, who extinguished (be Haines with x tew pa lis ol' water, tho lire iu all probability would h ??e lieeii ? perious one. Tooxviisa. ? 'I hursdiiy evening, abor.t u (/clock, a gen tleman named .lobn Barnes, reading at 260 West Twonty second street, fonnd ? child, apparently aliont i?lx mouths old, in the o|H)n lot in Ninth avenue, between Twenty necond and Twenty-third stieets. It w as brought to tte ?taiion hont* and from lheiu>e to the. alms house, in change of the police. RtSOtni tTloM Drownlxo. ? About eight O'clock Thursday nltrht, o n an nanus) John C. Hcepe fttil o?-vii>oard at the foot of Ptoome streot, and would lia \e met a \r?t?ry grave but for tho exertions of the police oi the Thirds nth | ?vid, who rescued ldm from peril, Tltrntiirnl and M fuilf-al. IUiwcnv TmUTTUtWriM nautical draiua of the "I,o<t "hip.'' The part or Ben T tenant will be ausl>ln*d by Mr. Eridv. The soeuary is beautiful, and tho actiug through out excellent. Mirs Dawes and Mr. Fbitoher will dance ? "I'ae de Deux." lbi>- will be followed i?y tii-> drama of tbe "Robber's Wife,'' in which Mr. Movers and Mr. Kddy will sustain tho leodinj part>. All wut e.lo*e with tbe drama ot' "Kit Carson. ItlWADiWAV Thfatr*.? -The receipts .f tb:j< evetn'ng are for the benefit of ll'Ue I'ougand, on which ocr.^>lon tlv relebrrited actress. Mis- Fit /patrlck, will Appear; a>-' ?! o the trench ind Spanish dancer.-. I.ie conrady entitled "She Would and vhe Would Not, ""will ?oinnific. the entertainniinU, Miss Fltr.patriok as llypslita Two grand dtvertlaMmenta will foiU> ;?d all will cl i-e with tho "Two Bon njcas ties." Bt :;;ONV Tm^ntr. ? T)ie "Serious J'tmlly, " a comedy whleh evfsjbo<ly likec, and which alwavs drn.vs the largest MidlcnceK, will roimaaM the amusements. It Is nDneocst-ary to <ny Uial taeaa v?hn vUit Chambers ?tre?t theatre will enjoy a rlc.it treat iu Bnrfon's M'"< k, Flslier'l M^rphv JiiirTtlro, Mis^ WestonV rapreeentstlon of Mrs. (.Tins. Totrens, Mrs. liogb'*' 'vM|Utal p -sonatlou of Mrs. Sower by Cr nam ley. and Mr.-. f>krr?-eu ? Widow Deliuaine. ' NkaoV. Nlckl< by" concludes alk ? Naivisai. Tukatt.k ? The now Iri.-h drama entitled "O'Neal the Great," whioh la a capital pioe,c, nrd inter sporfed with approfriate muhio, will be presented again this eyeninf. Mr. W Jon?? take- tbe lead'nr i l.eiac ti-r, I)omil<! More O'Rrien ; Mr. I'inrk as >hineO'N?tl, Mrs. Nlehola a* Fkanor O'Nenl, and Mrs. Jones ?'i Judith O'More. A medley dance by Miss I iri n;ton; and all will close with tkefiMH drama of "Jack Sbappatd." Wait 4ck'9 TtiKArrut,? Tbe greatn-t enthusiasm prevail* throughout tho city regarding the pe?rormapco of Hul vrcr's tl^iiutifttl pity of ihw " l*dy of I.vaiu." Kyerr , l.igl.t Ihe tliCd tie U crowded, although It hjs b''<;n played for t?e>a nights, proving eouclnsi>ely that the ciiar*^ ?*r> in the pi?e? are ably -n -ialned particnUrrly tho?e of i I'auliite and t t.ude Melaotte, bv Ixura Knss and Mr. jjetster. It will be repwkte-l to night, ?o^-th*r with the '?Review." ?AmotirtAS Mvs>t?r. ? tVie new eouita t'yama 'n^'tlod the "Old KoU's at Hov.ie," which has km pkced npon the rt age in ? very superior man n#r. i.d4 whichha.s a: rr?ct?*l crowed a-fcitt lake ail this week, is to be repeated both this afternoon ana evening Cir<^?? 'Hie usual Saturday afcsrnoon entertaiument i* amoviiucd nt tke Bowery AP'phHhcutjw to-day, unit tb* performance? ad\etti.-ec for baUt day and evening are of a very attrsetive character. Csrr?TT'B t >rnu Hot^aa? Chi latj '? Mir 'tela oflera fine ?fkeijon of songs, danct?, Iru-.ti iuriental pidtvt aivl bur for thlf evening. WoooV Mtxsrrrirt have r?>Tlded a very evc?Uent pro 1 1 limine for thin evening oomprlvt?4 v.xiul andlnstru (? mental piece, and dajaclr^. Ucwri Hbiw.'s Soir#w llreitmirmn continue to be ? ttended Ml erowde<\ and fashionable andlenoes. His pi-ogramme fer this afternoon and evening is exceedingly attractive. RtstKT'n Thamw anis Basivaw's Holt Lavii are to '>e ?xhibited this afternoon and evening, at their res|*ot'*e hall*. PeraoiiKl InteUljretue. Hon. Presley Kwlng, M. C., Kentucky; Hon. Ire.l. P. Stanton, M. t'., Chairman of the Committee of Naval Af 'a'n; !>itlvt'l;e'tr~'~; utLcci';. xal ?:c St ihe t'eliopotiian HoKl. raw YORK OOMMCNV COVRCEL [OFFICIAL.] HUM _ Hoard or Iuiium Keb 11 IMS tncn*ltotti> MaJar Tu,<^Inpton ^ Alder - T ' " , "*!*'? Oakley, ltoree Birr IT i SSSfi Fr"cUi H*??, Ward, Beumau, (-JmSC. Alvord, Dohtrty, and reek. uiraw, prowJ.,UinUUM ?f tL? U"1 me<rti,l3 *<>"> mdwdtp . _ rmrnoNa. By the PnNDnrr? Petition of Thou.*, K. Smith far re iii! km on of tax. To Committor on Finance By Alderman Bomttm? Petition of F-dward Kennalr and othew for a .ewer in Fourty fourth atreet, betwe.a Sixth at d 1 hud avenues To Committee ou Hew ers By Md. rini.n ltio.,1 rr? Petition of Griffith Thomas to be relieved from tax. To Committee on I inanoe iiv Alderman I >oukut? Petition of A. M. Allertoa, Jr.. to havo Iiffh aientte regulated, graded, fits, butween rort> second ami forty ninth strowti. To Committee oa ltoauj. PvAIllerroan Ai-Tord? petition of Win. Hagadorn for relHimin tax. To Couiirittee on K'uanoe. *BJ Al(Vwr*nilDjiuNoiH--l>tition of Honrr V. VuU<* to ^*Urie? and om|.riU"U,'r ?f WM"L'' T? Oom,nitt?" ?? By Aid. riuan WiTiirtXAwr? Petition of Win. Henrr Kor !m anointed n Commiialouer of Hood*. To Oom uiittoe on Salarlo* and Offlcae. 9W" i> , . ? ?Btournoaa. i ." u ,' .,'Ml tb* ??un*el to the Corporation be and he Is hereby, directed to memorialise thiXfjUlaturo/now nt for the pa?aa?o of a law authorising and em oting ou i hundred additional Commissioner. of Peodt in a,Vf f?r1]b? c,t> 8,1,1 <-ounty of New York. Adopted Ii/ Alderman Pknma.v ? An ordinance U> amend an ordl nance, eutitled "An ordinance relative to the una of Cro r for rK" Pt &c., panned July 3. 1844. lne Mayor, Aldermen, and Cannionallty of the oitr of JNpw \ ork, do ordain us follows ? Ho much of the ordi nance entitled uAii ordinance relative to the una of <'"<on water for slraet washing," Ac., as allows the iut I -..i? w*^r ^or washing street*, sidewalki, steps, or buildings, after 8 A. M , from the first day of Mar to the first da* 'Of November, and aftor 9 A. M. from the drat day of No> ember to the first day of May, in each and -Mr,be and the same is hereby repealed. Adopted Affirmative? The President, Aldermen Moore, ITaley. Fturtovant, Oakley Boyee, R.rr, Brl ley. Francla, Bart ? ard, lX-nman, iKiherty, lock 14. liKPOKW. Of Committee on Fire Department? Relative to Henry Baler, roruman of eugino company No. 26. Adopted. ?oVm?1** Committee? In faror of allowing to John Klttor .W, for damages to his proporty by hook and ladder coimiany No. 4. Adopted. Of Committee on Koad*? In favor of regulating Ae^ Forty sixth street, between Fifth and Sixth avenue*? Adopted on a division, rlx. :? Afilnnative? Aldermen Moore, Haley, Oakley. Bora. Hair, 1 weed, the President, Alderman Rrisley, Hard Den! man, Alvord, and Ikiherty ? 12. Of same committee? In favor of regulating, Ac., Fort r fourth atreet, between Fifth avenue and Broadway. Adopted on a division, vl t. : ? Affirmative? Aldermen Moore, Haley, Rturterant Oak ley, Boyoe, lUrr, Tweed, the President, Aldermen UrUler Francis, Pard, Penman, Alvord, lloherty and Peok? 16 Or Committee on Repairs aud Supplies? In favor of erecting a new office for the Superintendent of I'a ve incuts. Adopted. Of Committee on Uoads? In favor or regtdallnft,' Krad r.'i". :l" P*v'n(t Tenth avenue, from Forty lifth to ftfW il til street, also, concurring to set curb and gutter "tones m lorty-Ufth street, between Seeoud and Third a \ en uen, and llag sidewalk* four feet wide, which wet* adopted on a division, vlx: Afflrmati\e ? Aldermen Moore, Halny, Sturlevant Oak i? v, Poyce, Parr, Tweed, the President, Aldermen Brisler. 1' ran cis, hard. Penman, Alvcrd, Poherfy, Peek? 16. Of Committee on Itoads? In favor of regulating and grading Seventy ninth street, from Broadwar to Tenth avenue. Adopitsl on a division, vi/: Affirmative? Aldermen Moore, Halov, Sturlevant Oak lev. Boyee, Ikirr Tweed, the ITesident, Aldermen BHBley. *ieneH, Ijard, Wari, IVumnn, Aivord. Ikihertjr. Peck 16. Of Committee ou Koadn ? In favor of reirulaUnjr Koptr third street, from Broad way to Fifth avenue. Adoptiid on a division, vix; Affirmativo? Altrmpn Moore, Haley, .^turtevant, 0*\ lev. Boyee, Tweed, the President, Aldermen Brisley, Fma cis, I lard. Wanl, Penman Alvord, Poherty, '*ock? 16. <?t Committee on l.'oatL ? In fsror of rerradfog Sixth ercrue. from l'orty second to Forty-ninth streeta, ant rorty fourth street, Ihitwwn Sixth and Seventh avenwNu and mctting curb and gutter*, and flagging sidewalks. Adopted on a uivision, viz: Affirtnativa? Aldermen Moore, Haley, St urtevant, Oak ley. B..ycn, Ban . "l'weed, the Piesident, Aldermen Brisler 1 ranci<, Bard, Ward Penman. Alvord, Poherty, Pack? 18. Of (xminuttee on Hoadc? In favor of nigulating, Ao. lorty tlr.-t Btroi't, bet wren .Seventh and Kighth avenues' 'r.'n/ *c., Forty-eighth atreet, be r. ? f-Vhtli and lenth aveauea, which wore adontod on a diYiaum, vix : ? Affirmative? AMeimea Moore, H?ley, Sturtevant. Oak ley. Bovce, Parr Tweed, the President, Al tai-man Malar. I ianci?. Bard, Penman, Alvord, poherty, Peck? 16. ','f Committee on Police? To concur to p.-.y the medical hills of Doctors R. PIllou, J. .Simmons, and L. J. Henrr Adopted. * Ot t 'orcmittee on Finance? In favor of* telling (tore oT laud to Peter Pyneh. Adopted. ... W Committee on Finance? lu favor of donating $26 to . .ephen ilir.1, for damages to his horse on pier at foot of \ esi y strest. Ailopted. Of Commitiea on Streets? lu Ikvor of flatnrW sidewalk* in South street, frtm No. to ?1*. Adopted on a dlrl *ion, vi/.. ? Affirmative? Aldermen Moore, Haley, Boroa, Bart. Tvteo, the President, Aldermen Brialey, Francia, Bard Cornell, Alvord. Pohertv, Peek. ' Of Committee on Streets? In favor of flagidng sidawaflta iu Kutjjer* ?tre< t , from Cherry to Monroe atreet, from No. to the corner of Heary street. Adopted on a division, vie? 1 Affirm ire ? Aldermen Moore, Haley, Borce. Barv Tweed, tho IVfMdent. Aldermen Fr.in' i.-., Bard. WardL Iienman, Cornell, Alvord, Ilobortv, Pees? 14. ? Of (Viamitlaa on l inance? In "faror of reducinir of John H'.lly and Abel Sj?nlding. Adopted on a diri Moti, ^l/. Affirmative ? Yldermen Stoare, Haley, Oaklay, ltovee. Barr, IVi ??d, Ihe President, Aldermen Brialey, FrancLv j Itajrd. Heumau, Cornell, Alrord, Poherty* Pock? 1A On motion, the Hoard then adjourned until Monday I evenirg, tha Uth instant, at five o clock, f J>. T. V AI JCNTINK, dark. B<uitn or A.^p-tant At.dhrhhv, > ,. . . , . FnuAT, Feb II, 185a J . Alderman Brown in the cluiir; Assist nnt Aldermen Tait. M ibbatt, O llrien, Maybeo, Breadan. Woodward, Ping. Wells. Hunt, Bouton. McUown, Stewart Whee^n. Barker, the 1'rosidon!, Crawford, O'Keofe. mi MiK onkev. ' llie ? m.notes were eorreoted ill the resolution of AmM ant Alderman Ring, last meeting, a? toadvertising aaaeea '??ent Ililn for one wrk, that it be intended to refer ootr to aseesement for Pccond u\onue. _ TOO" THr ROAKH OK AI liKRVKV, Resolution- That Counsel to tho Coi jior.o tioil memorial we the legislature for a law authorising 100 ailditloMl comniisshmera of Deods for the citv andoounty of Mew > ork. Concurred in. ntsoi.rrioNx By .VsMnnt Alderman Bonorr? Tl.at tbe present flrth market east or bnlkhead at tho foot of Catli.-rine street, bo taken down, so that the alterations ordered in m s IF botneon Idars Nos.:<4and?6 maybe properly ear ned into f fleet; and that the fl-hermen, and oUxers ocau I'jing said bnihUng, he provided witli stands on tho aMi. end of the market houte on CafJierine street; tho expenj* to isx.vawn from the appropriation for public buildlnrfc lo i oiriiiitleo on Market*. By Awlstnat Aldrmian fl'Krani? 1 That the Manhattan (?as < 0ir.| any lay lite iraa an ins in Kighth aronae, from. Forty fonrtW str??et to llfty-Brat atreet. Adoof^d. , RKTORTSI. n ! on ? In favor of payine tho Mil of for services rendarcd at the Twelfth ward stntian boiiio. Adopted. Oi < OMmiltiv> on Finance ? Recommending the applion t.oo of Charles (Jnmpt* 11 l? referred to the Street Oam mlttee; in favor of remit tin, 7 personal tax of J. F. Keolar* to concur to refund to Joseph J West, taxes erroneously l?Ud; tocoucur in granting applications of B. LatliMi> andotkur*. for ?orrr?tion ol tax: to concur in grarUUur l-titi.m of Andrew f.ceson and Julia A. Burnhao. tor same. A" adopted. Of same committee? To concur to pay John B. Lore j oon. ?10 per month Tor cleaning o?iurt room of second Uisti .ct Court. Adopted l.y tha following vote ifiimjivlivr? The Priwidont. Messrs, Brown, Tait. link *:at, O^Buen. tovhee Breaden, Ring Boutun, MoQown, .^?t.-uar?, Whekn, Harkcr, Crnwrord, O'Kacfe. and "^^>1 Of sam?? To concur to petition of Ma rtlne for a reduction of ta> in 1847 ? Referred back. <Ji . i.oin?)itt<.e ?u 'ewt ? To eooour in extending time ? vi ; *?rU on sewer* in IVnth n venue, from Tvaah II nth street, to and through Thirl ieth atiect, to Nlaitti svenue, ano in Maettenih street, !rom Kighth to Seventh ?.venue Adoptid. Ot CommiTtce on Croton Aqtie?lnot ? Adverse, Ibr the pedant, to l*y water |ipe* and set a hydrant to ihirly third ktri ot, between .S.uth aui Tenth avenuoa. Adoiifed. Or Committee on Repairs and Supplies ? In favor of referring bille paid by foreman of Ho?^ No. 1U, to Goal, miitee on Fire Department. Adopted. Tha Board then adjourned to Saturday afternoon, at V, e'cloek. From the minutes. _ C. T. MiCLKNACHAN, Clerk. Reatgnation of Commodore Stoektan. Tha following i? Comnioilore Stockton's letter to Ik. Governor of New Jeraey, lesignlng his neat In I'm "t mmt. of the I'nited States To Vr< Fumjjtjf. v Cieokoi F. Fowr, (Vovntxon or Ntw JmsKt. ** h'Kh *PPreeiation of the honor w ra. sensibility of niy poslUou, and with a gratef. A sense" my obligations to my oonMK?enta, for thHr annflrtn..! ? ...d support during the brief time 1 hare roaraaantod them in ihe oouncU. of tha nation, I bag le*? to teSar mv resignation aa a Senator of the Unlt^? StatoaftSaa New Jersey, to take effect on or after ?k?4th of lfcsoh next. Your ereellencv will be pleoaed to submit this 00m mnnl cation to ,Jj*.1*gislatore dnrlr^ their preaent ao? "w,n Faithfully, your orient servant, RO'ARUT f. STOCVrCM. , l*nvnl Intel^igmee, 1 n.ted .states sloops of wa/ Levant, for IfaroetoM, and 1 Ct ? Lt ? iJOOlls . Ja jl, A'lAiOa ' fcT ' I'ia. * , Uchcw oati^ttU Wt- ^