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WHOLE NO. 6312. MORNING EDITION? -SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, J853. PRICE TWO CENTS. WPORTANT POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE, HOTEflEVTS OF MR TIES Iff WASHlffKT >*. The Contest for Offices in the noose. WHAT WILL BE DONE IN TIIE DEMO CRATIC CAUCUS, die., &c., &e, Our Washington Correspondence. Wahhisgto.v, Deo. 1, 1863. T Is Administration and the New York Trouble ? Real Policy of the Net v York National Democrat*? The Speakership? Boyd t?. Disney. A di*tirgui*hed leader of ths New York national demo crats just arrived in tc wo, ha* thrown sone new light on 1hs New York controversy and the real policy of the as tioual democrats. Thin p "llejr in, first, to briog the administration to a po ?iitioij ol neutrality in regard to the New York rebellion? thfct is to fay, to a recognition of the doctrine of non inter v?ntion < n the pa-t of the federal government in the local politic* of the States. That point being; achieved, the New York democracy will soon be cnunoli la ted upon the old national platform, leaving the free soil leaders to take their own ceurre But it is admitted, tbat in order to bring the adminis tration to this position of neutrality, the:e must beat least two charges In the Cabinet; and they are to b# ef fected by the public action and the private intercourse of the people's repre?entatives with tha President. But ?hort or the removal or ruination of Me srs. tfsrey and <9uthria there will be a lack of harmroy; for though men way cry peaoe? peace ? the e will ba no pcace while they who have invaied the boundaries of Suite rights, are re taired in the ministry. Secondly? -It is not the policy of the New York nation al democrats to make war upon the State rights demo crat! of the South. They will leave the party in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, to so: tie their own quarrels among theuuelres, upon the aforesaid doctriue of non intervention in other people's affairs; while, at the same time, the New York nat'onals all rocogoise lfc other na tional platform than the Union, the constitution, and the ?compromises resting upon the c institution Thus far it has been believed that the policy of the New York hunkers Is to compel the Georgia democracy to re store Gov. Cobb to his ascendancy on the Union platform of 1851, and Clemens, in Alabaira, and Koote in Missis sippi. But it is no snch thing. And it has been also be lieved that the Dickinson people would also require the <5 ir charge of Gen. Davis from the War Department, as a tfeceesion leader against the compromise measures before their pai.ssge and after tneir passage. But, tf we understand the views of tie distinguished gentleman who will no doubt be the deader of the national democrats ia the House they will make no war upon the South, neither by an attack upon the State rights majori ty In Georgia, Alabama, or Mississippi, nor by an attack upon the Secretary of War. Southern soceisionism was t>ut the result of a war of self-defence against the en cioaclmints of Northern abolitionists. It was taken up os the extreme remedy against Northern incendiaries in what was believed to be an alirming exigency. 'They tried the isiue against the cession of the uri-ole of California to the North in Alabama, Mis t L-sippi aiid Georgia. But the act had been adopted by C->- fires* ? ihe people of there State t acquiesced, and the rtriktt fur secession wis silenced. But, because a portion of the S >uthfcru democrats do not recognise the justice of t h ing thr* whole of California to the North, it is not the policy of New York hunkers to tabto them. Their ac quiescence in the adjustment of 1850 is enough, and their bp nions concerning the injuries of a single measure are far from comprehending any danger to the Union Widely different Is the amnesty to the V.'.n Huron free so'ioi* inslbtad upon by Mostrt. 'Guthrie and Marc; It dimply involves the introduction of free soil and abolition Brinciples into tha democratic camp? it recogaizes the indicg and practical obligation] of the higher law? it leaves a wide margin for the oor scienti >ua scrnplei of de D.onratic abolitionists, and engrafts their pestilential par asites upon the great trurk of the party. Henca the real policy of the New York nationals is fo frat* raise with Lhe S-nitliern democrats, who acquiesce In the compro n ii-e lot .tfurcs though they may not consent to the jus lice of the refusal of the North to run the line of 3d 30 through to the l'acific. But while this is done, there can Ixj no ssl'ety in any further armistice with a faction rbicb tuny again do what it did in '48 uf>on the dir Ue*t j revocation. to wit : join hands with the forces u d principles of Gerret Prcita, IJojd Garrison, and Fred. who oj.enly proclaim their treason to the Union ?D'i thr laws of the lai d Now tuch is the plan of opera'ions suggested b; a lead ng New York democrat by ihe national civKiou; a.id I am li>-;>r>*el to believe that Gen. 0?B*. lnth? oiurse which he nay be expected to pursue la the Senate, will do much to confirm this line of action as the policy of the na iionals in both houses of Congress. Had Gen Cass ad roosted the lice of 30 30 for < jiilfornia in the compro ti-e adjustment there are Southern meu who believe it nit ht have been adopted: but, unfortunatelv, that line ?as the policy of Mr. Buchanan, and it would not answer or Gen. Cans to pl?y second fid lie, as candidate for the ^residency, to Buchanan, so he led off the Northern lemocrat-i in the Senate in 1850 for tha whole of Call 'o'nia as a free State. H- nee. at the Baltimore Cenveu ;lon, the Southern State-, almost in a bo if, went for Suciisnnn i ver and over again, and gave Gen Cass the [o by, through the predominance of State rights del* [M?S. Therefore, if Gen Cisi is willing, hit New Yorfc friend* n Oogiess will cea'e to in Ve war upon the Southern ec?Miloiii?;8 as a part of their war with th9 Northern ree Rollers. 1* not the case a? pi- in a.s daylUht? Upon the Speakership, though there are half a dozen *i)di tales up, the oon ' o t, it appear* ha-t been nar (i(wl oown to a struggle b?tw?en toyd an i Disney. The friend* of Col. Buyd fxp?:t him to mc seed because le in the oldest memVtr of the House ? beoaisuhe has wd Speaker, and has the good wishes of the oil mem >era, especially tio.'e who held Curing the list Congress mportsnt place* on Impo'tant committees; because he is upposeri U be more intimately identified with the wishes if the administration tlauu any other caadidate, being as or.iated with Forney for Clork, and Armstrong, of the /run, for public pi inter. Per contra, ? it la urged again: t Col. Boyd, that the mem *rs who dedre a re construction of the committees will ippo?? his nomination; that various dl-appointed con ract gjw.ult tor* and claim agents are operating against lim; that tke assignees and agents in behalf of the i ench Spoliation b.ll of five millions charge the loss of har measure upon Col. Ik yd, in his e forcement of the uks ot the House last lesbian, and are therefor* opposed 0 him, &c. The frieDds of Mr. Di'nej count upon hU nomination ?cau< e he is a new man, and will give a new turn to flfirt beftau** he is an experienced parliamentarian, laving served at vat ions times ar Speaker of both houses f the Ohio Legislature; because ha is a Northwestern atn, the Northwest laving claim to something onoe in a rbile; because he is wholly uncommitted to anybody or nj thing m bis election ; and beiau<e he has a good 1 cord of twenty odd joars on the slavery question, In lie midst of th* Ohio abolition!} ts Kc. Possibly Mr. Orr, Mr Booook, Mr. Bayly, Mr. Rictiard i p, or some other, may be chosen, but I think that the KU0UB will ohoose either Bojd or Disney from present ap rat ceo, and between these two 1 suspect Disney is head. JEFFERSON. r*cti and Sentiment* at the National Capital. [From th* Washington Star, Tec. 1.] THE THRONG AT WASHINGTON. Already th* public houses and boarding hoaseg of this ity ate becoming packed and jammed with more than lis usui 1 temporary accession to our population incident d llie assembling of a now Congress. I very arriving pub c conveyance from all direct!' ns is still throwing In Its tindreds upon us. So fast and thick are thev coining as 'render it etue that we shall have thousands more In I'aiMngton on Monday morning next than ever before ttemled here on a similar ocsaelon. Indeed, our hotels 111 then present the appearance of those of Baltimore nrlng the sittings of the rational convontlons of either olitieal ps rty? that's dear One has only to go into th*ir alls to realize how many active and talente i gentlemen ave coir e to be so deeply interested in nearly everything one by Congress, as to induce them to (lock hither from II quarters to cut, carve and arrange to bring about fu ire results. Few of them are Immediate parties to any ling hkely to be before either House; most of those on and, coming only to be ready to beoome interested is uythlrg, for a consideration, It is quite a study to ftness the manner In which the; ar* just now " fixing linga." iu th* street'*, barrooms, private chambers, or l.ere*er any unfortunate wight of a member of Uoagr*?l iay be catchabl* by th* button. TH? PAYMENT OF GOVERNMENT FREIGHT BILL** For th* in'ormation of thos* engagsl in freighting of ny (Voriplon forth* governc en , *e have to make It nown that payment of freight In aivanae, or before the irviot has been tendered, U forbidden by th* first cction 'the act ?' January 31, 182-1 anl cannot be allowed by accounting oflice-8 ; and all tccounta again <t th* I'nf ir. Ststes fir freight mu-t b* aoaompanl*d by bills of ding snd proof of deliveiy to the consign** before pay eat can properly be msde. MEETING OF MRMBEBS. There will h* a m*etlng of th* democratle msmbsrs of le Pouee of Repreientatives, In their Hall, on Saturday reuing next, at 6 P. M. 0 PAY TOR CONSTRUCTIVE TBAVEI. OF DISCHARGED OFFICERS' SERVANTS. As many officers of the Mfilian war have still unsettled iconnts at th* Treasury, we may writ* that under th* g ulations prevailing in th* departments h*r*, th* allow iom of trawl pay, Aw.. for a servant, npoa a eonstru# r* Journey of a discharged ofll i*r, (under th* 16th mo. it 3Mh, January, 1818,) from th* plao* of his dlseharg* 1 at* pltw ot nmim *i, can la no mm b* admitted, A BUSMSNDBD ABMY OB HAVT OmODi'l Til A Til LINO . ? ^ _ expenses. Aooordisg to tbe decision# of the accounting offlotrs the government, it is held In the executive department* Ti'i'i V c"'?''r ?upended by sentence of court mar tul in bound to join his company or regiment when hU suspension expire* without expenie to the United State*, ?nd hi* expense* in travelling for that purpose oannot be allowed, even though having actually performed the travol in compliance with an order. pepabtubb op the president's message. We apprehend that Wm J Drown Esq , of la , ipecial mnil spent, leave* Washington tbi* afternoon for the Weat with copie* of the mespnge, to he at onoe delivered to all the postmasters of the prinolpal cities of the Qreat West, ho that they may be ready to hand them over to the publishers of newspapers on the reception of tele graphic deapatchea notifying them that the official read ing of the paper l:as been commenced in "he halU of Con t.r*fs. We funcy that mail agenta only will be employed hv the PoMmaiter G*Leral in this business which ha* htretofore cost the department considerable, if not un lect-ssary, expenditure By sending out these otlloer* thus, nearly all this expense will be saved. Of course the postmasters will be held responsible? the penalty being a foifeiture of their office ? for keeping the packages placed in tbeir hands uub-ok?u until the reoeipt of orders for the distribution of their contents. THE CURRENT OPERATIONS OP TUB TBKASURY DE PARTMENT. On the .'iOth of N ivembur therr were of Treasury war rants entered on the book : of the department:? For the redemption of stocks $438,456 11 Fn Tiensury Department, exclusive of stocks, 8,94a 84 For the customs 12,84 J 81 Covered into the Treasury from miscellaneous sources 815,316 85 For the War Department 135,268 9 1 Fc r re paving for the War Department 3,064 27 For the Navy Department 23 933 0 For tbe Interior Itooartment 17,558 4 TELOBAPHIC. SPKCIAL OOKRBPONDKNCB OK HIK NEW YORK IIXRAUI. THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS ? THE RESOLUTIONS TO BE INTRODUCED, ETC. Washington, Deo. 2, 1853. The following is the substance of the resolutions which are to be introduced into the caucus to morrow night by a dihtingui' hed Southern member. They will be support ed v>armly by many members from that section: ? 1 he first resolution affirms that the resolutions of the Baltimore Convention, in adopting the compromise mea tures, pledged the party under circumstances of argent necessity to maintain the compromise of the Constitution at all times and by all means. The second i evolution declare* General Tierce's nomina tion and election to have been the consequence of a uni versal belief derived from hi* past history and political associations that he would honestly fulfil that pledge. The third resolution affirm* that the inaugural ad dress of General llerce is in conformity with the pied go, and weuld justify the country in expecting his measures and appointments to correspond therewith. The fourth resolution condemn* the policy whioh re cognize* abolitionism and free eolllsm as an element of the democratic organization, and which would elevate leading f;ee soilers^t tRe sacrifice of Daniel S Dickinson, a* utterly repugnant to the principle, sentiments and pledges whioh prevailed with the peopls in bringing the administration into pewer. The fifth resolution cordially approves the sentiments of resident Jefferson's circular on the subject of inter ferecce by the federal government with State politic i. ASMODEU3. KEW YORKERS LOBBYING FOB COL. FORNEY, ETC. Washington, Deo. 2, 1853. Emanuel B. Hart, Edwin Croiwell, anl a big steam beat interest of that character, bavi come oa here to lob by for Forney for Clerk. Mr Cutting also declares ha rather likes Forney because of the Forrest letter and the Forney men boast that Cutting will lead the otaer nation al democrats by the nose. Forney Is charged with hav ing openly declared thit the President would "cru h out" those who opposed his re-election to the Clerkship. The immense outsile pressure is brought to bear on Frrney, but yet the moral portion of the members hang b ick. KEYSTONE THE PRESIDENT AND THE SPEAKERSHIP ? THE CABINET VS. COL. BINTON , ETC. Washington, l?ec 2 ? 11 P. M From good authority we state tbat the President to uight has positively declared that he ha* never spoken in favor of any candidate for Speaker? that he wishes the H-use to be agreed to suit itself. The Cabinet ii reported a* dscMirg against Col. Benton's ni?r ? Mr. Watson ? for St. Louis To/itmaflter Senator Atchison'* vote may b? useful on confirma tions. D. T II K CIIANCiS FOR THK SPEAKERSHIP NARROWING DOWN- THE CLERKSIlir ? THI CACCCS, ETC. Washington, I)ec. 2 ? 11>? P. M. It n und rttcod that the Ohio and Indiana democratic delegation lave united upon Mr. DUney for Speaker to night. Still, by many tk/> chances are thought to be hot ween Messrs. Boyd and Orr. Mr. Boyd is laid to have the administration influence a? their first choioe. Judge Voi. jig, of Illinois, is an open candidate for Clark, against Forney. But the latter baa pledges which may secure him. Theiv maybe an effort tomorrow night to admit re porters Into caucus. All resolutions on principles will be laid on the tible as out of place. The national democrats will de what tbey can. Mr. Magraw's card against Forney creates considerable excitement. ( The I') esident yesterday culled at the War Oflloe to as certain if any despatches bad been received concerning the slaughte^f Col. GunnUon and party in Utah. No official advices have arrived, but the report is supposed to be true. C. OMINOCS MOVE OF MR. BENTON ? QOVKRNOR FOOTE ? ARRIVALS OF CONGRESSMEN, ETC. riov THI RKOl'EAK NKWSl'APBR AUKXT. WasHistiro.'*, I)?a. 2, 1853. Mr. Bentcn has selested the seat and desk ling occupied by John t.'uincy Adams, on the whig side of the House? this Is ominous. The anti B*nton members have been as sured that Mr. Watson, Benton's candidate for the Post GflioeatSt. l.ouis, shall not be appointed. General Foote has issued an address deollniog to run as a candidate for United States Senator for Mississippi. S?nators James, of R. I.; Thompson, of N. J.; Stuart, of Michigan, and tome thirty representative! arrived to' <liay. There is unquestionably a quorum of th? House now here. , The Sentinel of this morning has a sharp artlole it reply to the CYifon 't declaration that the Baltimore platform neither expressly approved nor difapprovei of the compro mlse. It sajs this announcement has produced un paralleled excitement and sensation. The Union has another arti jla this morning, in which it sajs that the Baltimore platform only expresses asqui etcence in, not approval of, the compromise. Our Harrlabturg Correspondence. HARKisufKO. Pa , Nov. 30, 1563, The Clerkthip nf ihe Iloute of Represent at ivet. The strenuous efforts making in certain Interested quar ters to foree Jchn W. Forney Into the Clerkship c.f the House at Washington an oer ainly very remarkable, when we reflect upon the real charaoler and calibre of the man. Letter* and editorials landing him as the In* personation of purity ana patriotism? aa the battle-axe and main pillar of democracy, with talenta sublime and principles anblemlshed, are extensively republished to sway Congressmen In his favor, against the evidence of their own sensee and observation. Theee efforts, the handiwork of the honorable the Washington lobby gang and their allies, In behalf of a skilful leader, bring vivid ly to a lad the familiar fable from Pilpay, as related by Macauley . It is so exquisitely apposite that its repetition here needs no apology |f/? A pious BraL min, fit Is written,) made a vow that on h certain day he would sacrlfloe a sheep, and on the ap pointed mortilnir he went forth to buy one. There lived in bis neighborhood three unscrupulous rogues, who knew ,,f hia row a ad laid a scheme for proflttiog by it The fust met him and said, "Oh, Brahmin, wilt thou buv a cheep? I hn\? one fit for sscrifloe." ? -It is for that very purpcae" said th? holy man, "that I oame forth this day.'' Then the lmposter opened a bag ai (1 brought out of it an unclean beast? an t glr dog- inar.gy lame, and blind. Thereon, the brahmin cried out, "Wretch, who touche it things Im pure, and uuetoat ihings nntrue, oallest thou that cur a sheet ' Truly," answered the other, "It is a sheep of the finest fleece, at d of the sweetest flesh. Oh, Brahmin! it will b?> an oil. ring most acceptable to the gods." ' Friend,'' said the Brahmin, "either thou or I must bt blind." Just then one of the accomplices came np. "Trailed be the gods," said this second rogue, "that I have been saveo the trouble of going to the market for a sheen. This is snch a sheep aa I wanted. Tor how mneh wtlt l hou sell tt" Wh?n the Brahmin heard this his mind ?rare4 to and fro, Ilk* on* swinging la the air at a hoi/ festival. "Mir," said he to the new ooaer, "take heed whs t thou doeet; thin la no aheep. bntan unclean eur." "Oh. 6rah mln'" said the new eomer, "thou art drunk or mad." At this ti ?e the third confederate drew near. ' I.et a* auk thia man," said the Brahmin, "what the creature i?, and I will stand by what he shall aay." To this the otU er? agreed ; and the Brahmin called out, -'Oh, strauger! what dost thon call this beast?" "Purely, 0 Brahrn n! said the knave. "It la a fine sheep." To e a the Brahmin eald, "Purely the gods hare taken away my senses;" and he aaked pardon of him who carried the dog, and bought It at a very extortionate price, and offered it up to the goda, who, being wroth at hi* nn;l<an sacrifice, mule him with a Here disease In all hi* joints." The meaning of thia fable is apparent on the surfao*. It la Intended to caution us against tie grots and irra tional imposition* of puffers. It reveal* the pernicious system under which bad books, bad moral", bad mea aurex, and bad men, are raiBed into pub'.ic favor. Thia system ia now rife, and working vatt evil in the moral and political wo: Id. It is almost exclusively con fined in its application to meretricious pretension. Ster ling merit works II a way into favor without its aid. Bo general is its adoption, that execs live puffing of a nostrum, a book, or a man, may b? taken as prima farit evidence that they are utterly worthless ? that the affec t*d sheep is nothing but a miserable blind dog. To return to Forney. He has probably written more puffs than any man living, and may be said to owe bis succors in life entirely to promiscuous a dulation. Ha has instinctively chosen his fields of action where this art was in moat demand, and his rewards have been propor tionate. As a speculator in legislation he Rtands at the liead of the entire class. Too many lawgivers can bo reached by HatUry. All professors of the lobbying art look to him at their accomplished bead, and all who wish to obtain Improper legislation recure his services. Tau tie league of champions who assisted at his last elections xnd are straining to elect him again, is powerful and f erva ding. At wrltisg and talking the public into absurd errors, playing curiom', and diBeult tricks, marring rea son, the rogues who played upon the deluded Brahmin were not their equals. Tapers -At all quarters speak aa they bid, correspondents write as they dictate, and thus asy amount of publio opinion is manufactured in favor of Mr. Forney. But, Heaver be praised ! Congressmen !<ave learEed to know more than tirahmin, and will not again be convinced by lying catiifr, in the teeth of their senses, that a dog is a sheep These ingenious champion i, in making out, as they do, a perfect character for Forney, pervert the whole oode of honor and morals. By common received notions Forney is a very dan; erous man for one to associate with who is '"fond of a glass;" for whilst thus put " in a convivial n ood" in liia company, F. would draw from him hit secrets, ami afterwards betray them to others. This looks atrocious to honorable men; yet Firney deliberate ly penned a request to a friend to perpetrate suoh in famous treachery precisely. He is kn'iwn in Ilarrisburg, as well aa Wash'ngton, as a haber('anher of small legislation, and a bold operator in getting through large appropriations for those who give a liberal per centage to the lobby. He is especially lauded for having steod by the South. True, be did so; but that he did so was owing to the acci dental fact tbat his interest lay on that side of the ques tion. If more money could have been made, or better clerkships obtained, or profitable laws passed, by advo eating the abolition side of the question, Forney would have been there. Those who have noticed his course towards men, and upon basks, tariffs, special appropria tions, &c,, know that he is always where moit menuy is to be gathered. Notwithstanding such is his established character, he is foisted upon Congress as immaculate in reputation, god-like in talents, irresistible in irfiuence. His bombastic addresser and his llippant editorials are pronoun joa tlio grardest efforts of genius, and he is styled the first man in Pen sylvania, whore he never in reality got even as high aa second fiddler, and H genoially regarded as a fickle, empty, conceited pretender. Personal Intelligence. His Excellency the Papal Nuncio, Monalgnor Badini,will say high mass at St. Anne's church, Astor place, to- in or row (Sunday,) morning, at eight o'clock. Martin Koszta arrived in this city on Thursday evening, from Boston, in charge of Adams & Co. 'a Kxpresa Messen ger snd after sojourning her* for the night left in the Philadelphia 8)? o'clock train. tn roule tor WaBhiugtaaS T. Hoane and lady, Boston; T. II Mann, Mobile, J. S Tyler, South Carolina; anc G. W. Holbrcok. Klmyra, were among the arrivals yeeterOay at the Cooper House. The following named Senators and reprarcntaves arrived in Wasbirgton rathe 1st iust : ? Senators Cooper, of Pouusylvania; Johnson, of Arkan sas; and Ads ma, of Mississippi. Representative* ? ?r.drew Tracy, of Vermont: C W. 1'yhsin. of Massachusetts; G. A Simmons, and R W. l'eacfcam. o' New Voik: John McNair, H. A. Muhlsnberg, and John L. Pawson. of Pennsylvania; Ji hn C. li n .-kna ridge, James S. Chiisuion, and H Edwards Gray, of K-n tn<ky: fmjeerson Ether ige. F K Z^lllooffer W. M. Churciiwell. and S. A Smith, of Tennessee; Sampson YV. Harris, and James F. Dowdell, of Atsbana; K. M. Ctiam beilain. Dar.iel Mace and N imtn Kddy.of In liana; Thos. II. R*}ly, of Virginia ; 8. Clarke, of Michigan; J.T. Pratt, of Connecticut; J. 8 Phelps, of Missouri; George Hast ings aid J J. Tavlor. of New York; T. Wentwortb, of Vas>artusstta; John McColioh, of Pennsylvania; andEd v ard Ball, of Ohio ? Heorj Waller. Port Rogue; P. McKay, Bostoe: I. G?r nett, San Francis ;o; T. R. Wise, Washington; B. Brown, Ricbn.ond; li. Bay, Boston; B R Curtis, do ; S. Menck, San Francisco; M. E. Clarke, England; J. Wentworth, Washington 0. Stevens, Boston; J. Joy, Detroit, arrived yesterday at the Astor House. Ron. E. P. Williams, Illinois; A. H. Lindsey, North Carolina; E. Man.' field, Ohio; W. HoHster, do: O. H. Slctt, Hudson; E. E Douglass, EBgland; R. E. Temple, Albany J. Van Renssalaar, Saratoga; ?V. 0. Grain, Herki mer; C. Keyser, Hiltimore; J. Mackerhon, Annapolis, ar rived yesterday a the St. Nicholas Hotel. Col. J. Jackson, Alabama; H. B. Beach. Esq , Hartford, Conn.; F. Converse, Troy, N. Y. ; J. C. Barrage, Boaton; Wm L. Avery. Saratoga Springs; A. W. Booker, Ramapo, arrived yesterday at the I'rescott House. Eon. T. R. Bailey, Minnesota: W. H. Barksdale, St. I.ouis; R. Graham, Porto Rico; H. B.Potter, Valparaiso; Captain Backstaff, ? ? ; A Murray, U. S. Navy; Capt. Skillman, ship General Dunlop; S. Or pson, U. S Navy; .1 Pbilllpt, Jamaica, arrived yester'ay at the Metropoli tan Hotel. ARK1VALR. Fr m Liverpool, in ship Joseph Walker? Miss Bnxio. Jobs Stark, MD, New Vork; Nicholas liruiser, Now Orleans, from l.htrpool, in abip Cambria?Mr Maadon and lady. United States District Court. The Hun Judges Nelson and Bettn presiding Dec 2 ? Dbcuhonk ? Zebedee Zing and UUurt vs Hugh Maxioell.? Judge Nelsin raid that thin van a a?3? in equity involving the right* of Collection, Naval Officer*, and dur veyors to claim certain money an .penalties under the revenue law. The cafe lias been heretofore up on a mo tion to enjoin the funds? to restrain the fund* until the question should be finally determined at to whom the funds properly belong. Siuce that the case has bo an pre sented in court on the merits Involving the final dispohl tion of the case, so far as this court ii concerned. Upon consultation however, the Judges differ in opinion, and the consequence is we shall certify the difference of opin ion. and the case will gn up to the Court of Appeals. Ttte counsel for the plaintiffs, Mr King, and tha District At torney, will prepare the certificate, and prssent It to Judge Betts, as probably I iha'l not be hers. The oourt then announced that they had decided the folliwicg cases, but that the abHraot of the optniens could not be ready for torn* days : ? Chart's B. SihnerJtr vs. CwneUus W. L/inrenct. ? Judg went for riefeidsnt G'crpe Grey vs the. lame. ? Judgment for the plaintiff. A ii i, u$t Itehnont vt. the tame ? Judgment for the defendant. J'n h'tr t Hid OtJurt rs the tame.- Judgment for defendant Chorlet Mirrlet rs the tame ? Judpnit cf f< r plaintifT. John C. Blurnier vs. Hugh ilaxiotll. ? Judgment for plaintiff Siinim Mendhtm vt the tame.? Judgment for plaintiff. Fmfrriik Lanning vt. the tame ?Judgment for pWlntilf. George (,'rey vt the fame.? Judgment for plaintiff Milliard L H murium vt. the same. ? Judgment for the defendant. Crift. Spirt <f Crirt wr the tome. ? Judgment for plaintiff* l/mite I Q<Mard r*. the tame ?Judgment for defendant. Piter Hat Ur <C Co. it. the tame. ? Judgment for the plaintiffs. Ilurtz <f Lvdvrig vs. the same. ? Judgment for defendant. Kihhvm cf AaiJntry v? the Mine ? Judgment for de fendant. Agvirrt <t Gahoey vs. the same ?Judgment for ds fsDoant. lhmland A AspinwaU r t the. same ? Judgment for plaintiffs. Saddler -rf llarrvm vt the same ?Judgment fer tie de fendant. John A. Fhuber vs. the tame ? Judgment for defendant. Hangs i 1 Brothers vt the tame ?Judgment for defendant. Fuhr d llieinitl 11 the tame. ? Judgment for defendant. George J'. Kuller vs the same ? Judgment for defendant. Ji srjih Morris rs. the time ? Judgment for defendant. Gcori/t Grisv'old , Jim., vs. the same ?Judgment for plaintiff Bocnr.an <t Johnson rs the same ? Judgment for plaintiffs. FlUlCS ANI> A I. ARMS IN BOSTON DURING NOVKll i kk ? Tne past month the department was oalied out eleven times, from the fol owing reuses: ? Twice from the partial bursinr of Johnson's Block, Commercial street, supposed to have canght from the bsiler; once fnm the psuial burning of the building corner of Spring lane and Devo?h rl Street, otoupied as a type foundry and print ing office- incendiarism ; once from the partial burning of a oweiling house on South street, occupied by Irian families ? xuppoied t? have caught from matehee; once from slight damage to a stable in South street court supposed itcenr iarism; once from the partial burning of tbe upper story of building No. IS Cornkill ? supposed In cenc.iarlam; once from Are beieg discovered in a barrel in the attic of I>rbv Range? incendiarism onoe from a burn ing obimiey In West Cedar street; onoe from the slight burning of a dwelling rear of 88 Pleasant street? caught from a small fun aoe; onoe when the signal box was open ed snd the signal given by boys; and onoe from an alarm Even from dktrlet Four, station Seven, which proved Ise ?Bv$Um Transcript, Dec. 1, John mtchcl. Yesterday morming a deputation from the Common Council of New York, in pursuance of a resolution, waited 00 John Mlteht 1 to tender him the hoepiUlltiee of the citjp, and offer him the use of the Governor's Room to re ceive hi* ftiende. The name* of the deputation are? Aldeix-un Weeley Smith, Aaalatant Aldermen Ring, Stewart KoConkey, end Whelan. Aldermaw 8oaitl>, on the part of the deputation, ac quainted Mr: Mitchel with the object of their visit. Mr. Mi tot e* aooeptt i the invitation, and said he did 10 not aa a persenaJ compliment to hiimelf, bat to the caa/e which he repreeented, and appointed 11 o'clock on Monday nest fer -bat purjuee. Immediately alter, a djryntatlcw fV<m the Com mo a Council of Brooklyn waiteO on Mr. Mitchel, tendoring hlnj a similar corr. plfment, v'hloh he alio aooepted, bin did mt fix the day. I**t evening wai held a con>-?ntio? of the Irish Socle tlet of New York, In punuanee of the following rotioe:? COPf VKNTION or TUB IRISH Socikti E?.? Bt a resolution passi-d ?t the convention last even ox, it was nianimuusly resolved that the varWni Irlah societies of thlcaadthe ad fining cities be requested to lend dologates to lLbntgouifry Mall, No. 7# Friaoe street, en Friday eveninr, Dw 2. fo?tK purpose ol adopting mtaeuns to reoeire their patriotic coun tryman, John Mitofcel. and ooigiatulate him ca hi? tri umphant cucspe from British intol.nanoo and inhumanity, and for his safe arrival in our fros and hippy u^d . ? _ o WILLIAM CARROLL, President John McQrath, Seoretary. * reaolutiou was unanimously adopted to wait on Mr. Mitchel and to ofler him the heapitalities of the Irish societies, and a deputation waa appointed to oomnuui ca'e the wishes of the meeting. Aocoruingly tbe deisuta tion called on Mr. Mitahel, anl Mr. John MoGrath pro suited the ioviution to Mr. Mitchel. Mr Mitchel said he felt greatly honored by the cempli ment paid 1o him : but for the aame reason that he bad declined other invitations of the turn* kind, he was oom pel'ed to decline this also. He understood it was in tended to give him a public d nner, and he believed a re quirition was in progress of nignature, embraeing all sec tions of the great American community, and he thought it better thar tther demonstration* at opinion should merge in that. He took the liberty of aaylng so, not b? cause he desired any honor for himself, but beoanie he believed the cause of Irish freedom would be beat promo ted in that way. The deputation then retired, greatly disappnintel, though acquiescing in the soundness of Mr. Mitchel'* reason for declining the proposed honor. At 8 o'c'ock last evening tbe shipwright of New York presided in a bndy to the residence of Mr. Mitchel, as con panied by a band, to give him a serenade. It waa a picturesque sight. Every one of these men carried his axe upon his shoulder, and the appearance ttiey present ed reminded c-ne of the ancient llornan* marching to battle A finer set of fellows we never bsheld. On the part of the mechanics, Captain Mauiice Waleh road the ivllowing address: ? adhrkss or Tim orrRATivr ship mrn.mwo mechanics or HKW YORK Ann VICIN1TV TO JOH* M ITCH HI.. Sir? Your heroic escape from bouds und fitters, formed and riveted by tho falsehood and treachery of a hated monarchy, anuses our republican enthusiasm for your noblo advocacy and defonae of the rights of man, for which the heroes of 1770 suffered, with porsevoring endurance, the perils and severity of a seveu years war The history of European nations docs no; supply ua with a more invo'erate case or patriot persecution than we heboid launched against yon, from your first onset against the persecutors, oppressors and defamers of tho land of your nativity. Ia that persecu tion, which you have borno against with an ondurance only to be supported by sterling truth, republican strength, and a thirst lor an armed contest witi your national fje. we sympathize with our whole heart aud present ourselves as a I-crtiou of a republican nation to welcome you to tho arms of a free people. Some of us elaim the "Land of the free and tbe home of the brave" as our native plaoe; many o? us havs oome to this great con federacy to seek a refuge t*om European despotisms, and ctlicrsof us have tome from that land which you (ought to place in the category of the free nation* of the earth Pni ted we stand befori yen, to tender to yon our heartfelt sympathies for y jur sufferingi, and our joyous congratula tions for the recovery of jour freedom. Ilopicg that ere lnng the wish and lotg ehernhod desire of your heart will be 'utlilled, and that the country you have so noHy struggled fsr will shako off her chains, arouse from her lethargy and thraldom, make her people sovereign, immortalize her mar tyrs. and make an indellille writing on the unlnscrlbed tomb* of her sacrificing sons. Signed in behal ' of the h d v J. KING8LAND. MAURICE WALSH, JOHN SHANNON, WILLIAM WlLSulJ, JOHN SBaNI.Y, JAMES CORCORAN. THOMAS SHERLOCK. Mr Mitchel said he felt gratified in a peouli&r manner by this compliment. The shipwright* and the mechanics in general were the kind of men he wanted to ttee The whole ten ency of what he had written was in vindication of the right* of labor and honest industry, and in opposi tion to pauperism and public gru? 1. The ctuse of tti? op pi eci-ion of Inland was in a nutshell : it was the makiog of la?s for them by foreigners, ne did not wish to say anything ntihliu.t Englishmen as Englishmen but ha did not want them to legislate for hi* country. It waul i be just as rea*' nabl* that Mexican* should make law* for the Stale of New York He only objected to the English as governors of Ireland, and consumers of the fruits of the roil. Bt this lime a tremendous crowd had gathered outside, and the anxiety to sen and heat Mr. Mitchel was vory great Tie shipwrights were not satisfied with what had b?en done for then- hy deputation. T:iey ?"anted to hear Mr. Mitchel biinseir. and they cail-d for htm most atreu uouMy. At length Mr Mitcl:ell atpeared at tte window, amidst the most treaeadom cheering au-1 ex.-ite.nent. He mid he li%! of'ou heard of their clippt-rs, and he had s?en their, too. He knew that they had beaten the ships c f evsrv other maritime power in tbe world. (CheoM ) He loved to meet the hones'; artisans he *a * before bim. becai.se lie knew they would not oome there if it were not for principle, aud to vindicate the cause of republicanism. The object dearest to hit heart had always been tbat labor should receive its re ward, instsad of making men able-bodlei pauperi. You ask nobody to stand up for your rights, You are in the full enjoy went of republican liberty, and you ought to thank Ood thst you are not so much :uoulo, to be shov elled about by every experimentalist in human lleih. (Three cheers for the true meu of 1H1H, and three K roans for the packed jury of 1849, w?re hers c.?lled for and ret ponded to with a hearty good will) It is hardly worth your while to groan that jury now. The verdi it was net er respected, even by the villan* wh* contrive! it. 1 know that they had their dupei; but the fueling of all honorable and intelllgentgmsn was against them, but, nio?t of all, republicans like you. I need hardlv tell you that I co not declare myself a republican be came I wai transported, but I was transport ed because I declared myself a republican. (Great cheering.) 1 cannot flnl lsnguago to de*oribe Ibe high hope* that fill my h?art since I came to New York. It is hard to say whether I have been greeted most warmly by the Irlfh or Americans. Here the Irish cried out'? 'By the Irish!" and the Aweiicats? "No, by the Amerioans!" and both vied with each olhtr for the honor. There were then loud crle* for Meagher and Smith. Mr. Fmith bri? fly addressed the audiei ce, and said he had trlj d ne his duty. Mr. Mx^cuut then came forward. In obedUncetothe re peated calls of the multitude, and said? In other countries men were thought little or nothing about unless they had ?'lords" befcre their names or "esquires" after them; but here this waa regarded as blasphemy agilnst God's cobill'y. Here "star* and garters" ? he dld'nt mean "etar* and stripes" (laughter)? here stars and garters added nothing to humanity. (Applause.) Those aieshs saw on their shoulder* wers something to be proud of. f Applause ) He saw something in thoie demonstrations deeper and more signifieant than bands of musloand cho ruies of praise to John Mitchel, much as he loved hlir, and much as Mr. Mitchel deserved their homage. It was the determination to make Ireland a republic. (Great chceiirg ) And all these manifestations were useful only so far as they ?ere expressions of that feeling (Ap plause ) The shipwrights then proceeled homewards, and shortly alter Mr. Meagher left, but met them at the Uimiltoa ferry, when they escorted him to the Metropolitan Hotel, the bend playing the national air* of Ireland and Amu rira, with the star* and stripes borne In the van. Mr Mitchel has accepted an invitation from the citi zena of Boston to a grand entertainment in that city. The names of the deputation who waited on him are Ser geant Thorn ? a O'Neill, Captain Tlion as Carr and W. O'Brien. It is a singular feature la thi< iuviUtlon thU the Irish of all shades < f opinion have unit'd in it, OlJ Ire landers as well as Youo* Ire landers, and this seems to be the iflect ever,?bere of Mitohol's arrival In thli country. Brooklyn City Intelligence. Mkktixu to Mark Arrahgkmh.nts kor a Mhviikt. Dkmon M RATioa ? A meeting, com pri sing delegates of the mill tary. civic so :iet e*, and Fire Department, wag hold lit No. 02 Myrtle avenue laat eyoning, to m*kea>rtn(*mania for a grand demonstration in honor of John Mitche', the Irish patriot. John Mcl^er, K?q. wai chosen chairman, and lieuten ant Jamea 11 McBride. sccre'ary. The President ntated the obj?cta of the TEoatir.ir, where opon a committee, consisting of Cept. William II llogan and Lieutenant J* H MoBvide, was appoir.t-il to waitupon Oen. Purjea, and ascertain his views an to the prapriuty of calling out the brigade on the oceaiion of the pro joaed demons ration. On motion of Oapt. Hogan, a deputation of three, one eaofc ftom the civic, military, and tire debarment!, was appointed to unit upon John Mttchel, Esq., and tender hi*" a public. recepti<n The h eetiag tbcn resolved itself Into a committee of the wbcle to receive the report of tho above deputation, to be made at the aame place, thi- (Saturday) evening. In case i f Mr Mitchel'a acceptance, arrangements will be entered Into immediately to make a grand and impos ing display. Kim;* Oh mi Oncrrr Ou rt. ? Before Judge Brown,? Mary Brown, adtua. of R. 3. Brown, deced, i :s Philip lUr man and other* ? Thin action waa brought by the widow of Enoch 8 Brown, a mechanic, employed in K Hoe A (Jo e establishment, New York, who wax killed in Novem ber, 1861. by tin- falling of the wall of a brewery, near i he above e*tablUhment, in the occupancy of the defen dant* The plaint l(T claimed damage* for the loss ru? tained by the deaih of her huaband; and after a three dajn' trial, the jury last evening rendered a verdict of f 4, tOO in her favor. A Mcrdkrkr Escaped. ? Argnel McClaran, sen tenced at the last term of the Monroe county, Ky Court, to be hanged on the 10th December, escaped from the jail at Olaagow on the 26th nit He waa reaoned by b? tween sixty and a hundred persona in dlsguiae. He U about twenty two year* of aft, Are feet tea in shea m height, of a light ooaplexion, and a downeaat look. A reward by the State authorities will fw doubt he offered (or hlf appreheoaion. Marine Affair* KMIOKATIOS' A Kb COMMKKCH OF TH* rORT OF NSW YORK. During the month November 313 veaiele arrived at this port from fore go countries, of which there were ?t earners 17; shlpa, 1C3; barka, 6T; brig*, 104; schoon er*, 82. The following table will eh. *w the number of paeesn&era arrived ( nring the same periou J-* Vmrli Name* No. VrsntU Kama. No. From Amsterdam? 11a v ra il . Angelo 371 Helvetia 3M Antwerp E. Mallory 831 E. Dennison 366 N. Y. l'acket 244 statesman 299 Sea Duck 180 Howadjl 206 Atlantic 288 Angoftu ra ? Guyana 1 Sullivan 2 Aspinwall ? Gefrge law (?) 466 America fa) 231 Illinois (i) 330 Bordeaux ? (Hobe 2 Weather (Jag e 4 Bueaos Ayres ? Ha tar J 1 Bremen? Olivia 235 CurrituA 2-7 Erf* 188 Johacn 167 De Ian are 230 Hanaa (s) 3VJ George l.udwig 160 Julie lt)2 Clementine 168 Germanla (a) 327 Else 184 Aniia Hue 04 Washington (a) 1 16 Bibemia 380 Patriot 198 Beethoven 172 Hiram 103 Belfast? Gilbert. 20 Bermuda ? Princess Royal 4 Swan 8 Bristol ? American Union 30 Bahia ? Talbot 1 Curacoa ? Falcon 6 Fannie 1 Cellos ? Whirlwind 2 Canton ? Talbot 6 Crona'aJt ? Golden Age 1 Dublin? W?ve 208 Demaiara ? Montezuma 3 Princeton 6 GeHe ? Maria 124 Glargow? Warner 18 Oxford 28 Harlrquin 14 Java 286 Cut lew (s) 29 Galway ? Clarence 118 Hamburg? Elze 168 Guctenbarg 221 Ceser 112 Sea Lion. ...; 2W Hampden..,. 149 Esperance 177 Havre ? Wm. Tell ...639 Frarklin (?) 160 W H. Wharton 204 Constitution 869 Corinthian 61t Maid of Orleana 313 Fortitude 324 Satellite 190 Vsuolun' 280 Isaac Dell fil'O Empire 673 St. Denis 354 Advance .739 John G. Cottar 423 George iiurlbut 021 Havana ? Black Warrior (a)..., 13 Cresoi^ot City (s) 21 Halifax? Tease' . ... 9 Jamaica ? Canton....^ 1 Baltic..... 1 Liverpool ? Baltic 17f Africa (?). 138 Star of the Wert 489 North AmericM; 470 Arctic ,,....824 Columbia - 483 Rappahannock . . 0J3 William Tapacolt 9t0 Ariel . 624 Iowa, ,.387 Hemisphere 60. ? Chimborazo 4-S Centurion ?77 Arnei ican Unien *19 Toulon 34 Emma Fields 4^ Ciklhouu 6 81 Arabia (s) 1? Au tar "tic 5 29 Tieo^'leroga 011 l>e Witt Clinton ?IS Queen of England & Fidelia I'M. Cornelia 46) Constellation ti ! Silas Greenman 351 Roobamboau 425 New World 079 Atlantio (a) 110 Marathon 622 Limerick? Wm. Thompson Ill Leghorn Rio Grande 1 John Bryant 6 London ? l'rlnce Albert 333 Devonshire 698 Charlotte Reed 22 St. Louie 342 Florida 353 Malaga Leo 1 Madeira ? Milly h Kachol 100 Melbourne ? BavarU 30 Montev Vict 4 Nev V ;.er 2 New A E ort, W? ll'no 25 3rien 33 Ponniuouth? .205 Pouce P. R ? Gipsy. 2 Sarah Peters.... 1 Rotterdam ? Rose dtandish 173 Powhatan 190 Rio Janeiro ? Soother 1 Union. 2 Rio Grande ? Ottawa 8 St. Petersburg? Strelna 4 St. Pierre, N. F.? Villa de Morlaiz 8 San Juan, Nic ? Star of the West (a).. 601 Prometheus (s) 406 Schediao. N. B ? James Murphy 4 Sydney, 0. B. ? Boll* 2 Winds ir. N. !?.? Cordelia 1 Waterrord ? Ann Kinney 189 Total ....; 23,017 There have arrived thus far this month, (December,) 4,415 passengers, lay lat, 2d, aud 3d lust. Oliver Wcnelall Holmes upon Ilrownlng and Tcniiynon? I)r. Ouvnt WKNDAIL 1 101.MB8 delivered tbe sixth an I l?Bt lecture of his course upon the English Poets, l ist evening at Hope Chapel. The subject of tho lecture was Tennyson and Browning. A very Urge and fashionable audience was in attendance, who were all, it is pre sumed, somewhat curious to hear the Boston humo.Ut? tbe man who "never dares to write as funny as he cau" ? discouue upon the merits of Ihe dreamy sentimental inn cf Teniyson, and the passionate eavne&tnesa or Br ownlDg. lie eommecced by renSVtking that the poets ot whom te had spoken hitherto were all dead, and belong to tbe past; but a> the subject of His present lecture he had chosen Tennyson, tbe present IYet Laureate, and Browi.ing. Tennyitoa is a favorite with a great many people, and with good reason. His poetry, it is true, is not popular with the ir asses, oi polloi, but it in rather tbe poetry of tbe drawingroom and tbe boudoir. He seems sovereignly ignorant of the masses. Kr m his poems we should judge him to be a shy and retired man, more proud than rain, who loves his race better than he lilies them The first thin* that strikes us in Tennyson's poetry, is tbe exquidte choice of wards and the velret lile si ftneAs of its melody. We next come to his riohnois of diction ard his immense concentrativeness of meaning. But in the glitter of ornanwnt the gre.it underlying qua.ilies [should not be forgotten. The spirit of hit mute is subdued, almost melancholy. "In Memoriam'' is a tender sigh from beginning to eud The iootarer re ferred to tho " Princess" for p&>.hos, and to " Uariaana'' for imagination. From tho t;i'.ter he quoted the well ktovu pusssge so full of tuggestivenoss:? AU day within the dreamy house The doors upon their hinge* oreaked, The blue fly sang in the pane; the mouse Rehind tbe mouldering wain <0 <t squeaked, Or frcm tbe crevice peered about. Old faces glinimortd through the doori, Old footsteps trod the upper floor*, Old voices ctlled her from without. " In Memoriam," we mast read in quiet, suffering fie de licious lines, an Coleridge said of sleep, to ''slide into the soul." Such tender affection such infinite sorrow, such simplicity and truth, the lecturer had seen nothing like in the whole range of elegiac verse. But Tennyson did tot write for the masses, (he aristocratic splendor of his v? rse ihrinks even from cortaot with the unappre ciative many. He moves amidst pomp ?nd splendor in stately palae.ee, and in the glitter of eielusiveaeis, and these tahteH never cease to be manifest in his poems. It is enly at intervals that the spirit of the times declares Itself iu his proiuc'ions. The Poet Lvreate. according to the lecturer's opinion, w?s apt to show Itself in the tendency of tbe bard's woiks It lenders him more con servative, and in his aspirationt for tho future, he evidently <!t>l ket some of the means used for the attainment of its golden promises The lecturer con tinued tba' Tennyson in his style belongs to the jfnglo Hellenic school, and that all the anolent ?imj licity, directness and strength are apparent. There is a good deal of correspondence bet ween Keats and rennyron. Tbey b jth exhibit that keen sensibility to beauty, together with an infirm and weak purpose. These sensitive men are undervalued by the go ahead and utili tarian men of these times. Beauty should be valued for its own soke alone. Tennyson, lite others this school, ba.i not Ihe e'ements of a popular p->?| Ihe lecturer npokevery briefly of Browning, and quoted enpibusly from his longer po<roe. There was'* great con trast bet wern thete two poets. The force and enerwy of Browning at times amounted U fury. He was evidently a good hater, and all his noems showed strength, fire, and violence of expression. The lea urer examined the p-acticil construction of '' l'aracelsus" at m me length, and concluded by expressing hit warm ad miration ot Urownirg's last published poems ? not repub lished here, we believe ? entitled "Christmas Kve" and ' Vaster l??y." They form, taken together, he said, one of the most pungent evangelical discourses that nave been reen for ma ay a da;'. It was the work of a poet and a man cf mettle, la oonalu<<f> n, the lecturer gave a general rmm ti of his course of lectures and touched, in passing, upon two or three whom he had not mentioned, among whom he dwelt npru Thomas Hood, and desig rated the ' Song of the Shirt" and the "Bridge 01 Sighs" ?a tbe two tuijjbty ljiics that had reached the hearts an l conrcieicesef more of the proud and wealthy than many a rem on. He concluded by thanking the audience for the patience and attention tbey had bestowed npon htm dtmr.g this and previous lectures, and bade them farewell in tbe shape of a seat and apposite original poem. Two Mkn, Bkotiirkh, Drownkd at Bctfalo. ? last evening a>out 6 o'clock the bodies of two meu were tlslie*" ont of the Ohio Ilaain Krom persona in the vicinity we gathered the following facts. Toe deceased were two Indians, residing abont three miles from the eity on the Cattaraugus Reservation, ntmed .lames and Harvey Crew. One of them has been known, however, by the name cf Ktwe. Ihd is a dealer in lumber, and well e.'notedi they weiebrotheis, and were eon log, tn company with another brother. Into the oity, abont 8 o'clock on Tuesday evening. It being dark the three brothers walked olT into the baain. The survivor. by clinging to tbe abutmerta and crying loudly for help, waa saved, but theother^two it appeara swam around till exhausted and then sank, as ene of them waa found several rode from tbe bridge and the other a lea* diatanoe. A small amount of money waa found anon their persons. One of thorn leaves a flunily of Ave call dun- the other of two ?Buffi/to Courier Dec. 1. NEWS BV TELEOK'APlI? i The Explosion of the Steamer Intlepn1^'11?*' Bvkkau), Deo. 4, .186*. Further particulars of the blowing up of th? prop>?"or' Independence, at Sault Ste. Marls, have ranched ui ia Utter* from pasttngers. The sxploston wu o.*uw4 b/ the neglect to let off steam daring a stoppage for iUC pur pose of completing the raining of the anchor. Sewn lives were lost is all, and It is miraculous that'll}* sacrifice was not greater, when It U considered that ijo boat was crowded with people, and waa blown to atonu, with the exception of twenty- tire feet of the bow. Some very extraordinary escajes are mentioned, amongst them J. N. Watson, the clerk ef the boat, and a past so ger named Alfred Thomas of Ohio, the latter of whoa was rescued by a Ne* focndland do j. Messrs. Vaughan, Thomas, and Ensign, of Independence, all of wbou escaped, were afterwards wrecked oa the "teamer Albany, and bad a sfpond narrow (scape. From Boston. MATHS OF A MBXCHANT AWD TUI WIFK OF A 001* GBI8SMAN. Bowrox, Deo. 2, 18M. l'Aert Q. Shaw, J/., ion of the late Hon. Robert Ot. Shaw, and a respected merchant, died at his residence M Sumnrer street last nigbt Ths wife of Ron. S. H. W alley, member of Oongrsw from Boston and Koxbury district, died in Roxbury hat night, aftsr a brief Illness. This aflliotion will probably prevent Mr. Wallsy's presence at ths opening of Ooo ? The Bdiall Note Lmr of Pennsylvania. PrrrsBUM, Dec. 2, ISM. Yesterday seventy suits coder the Small Note lav, against ths Pennsylvania Railroad Company, six agaiaot the Citizens' Deposits Company, fourteen against the Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and thirteen agaiaet the Cleveland and l'ittsburg Railroad Company, Ware brought by Absalom Morris, late dry goods merchant eC this eity, and two others, one a citizen of Ohio. The s?y> pos?d object is to obtain half of the peualty which wttt amount to a large sua Items from Baltimore. Rai.timorr, Deo. 2, ISM. The second branch of the City Council to night passed an ordinance to endorse $6,000,000 bonds of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Genoral Wool has removed his headquarters to this city. Ttmpcranve Movements* Detroit, Dee. 2, 1853. Tli" M a e Liquor law goes Into operation In Mlchigao to Uay. Bostos, Dec. 2, 1S63. St. Johu (N. B.) papers of the 29th ultimo mention the seizure of sixteen puncheons of alcohol and a hogshead of brandy, on board a schooner from Boston. The Weather and Navigation. Detroit, Dec. 2, ISM. We lave had a light fall ef snow here, bit the weather continues mild. The steamer Mayflower leaves for Buffalo this morning, and the Arrow is still ruining between this city and Cleveland. . Ci.kvkt.am> Dec. 2, 1863. Lake and oanal navigation continues uninterrupted. The weather is mild, ani it has been rainy and eleudy all to day. Syracuse, Dec. 2, 18M. The ground has been frozen all day, and a few flakes of snow have fallen. But few boats panned to-day. Sale of the Steamship Osprey, Pui-adkumua, Dec- 2, ISM. The steamship Osprey was sold at the Exchange to-day for $33,000, to ?. U. Dutilh, formsrly of ths tra at Dutilh, Humphries ft Co. Brig Nancy Pratt Ashore. Cuaklwton, Dec. 2, ISM. The brig Nancy Pratt, of and from Gloucester for WB? mirgton, la ashore on Cape Roman, and has probably bilged. Slnrkets. New Onr.pa.v9, Deo. 2 ? Noon. Cotton is In brisk demand. Toe sales to-day already reach 6,000 bales, at yesterday's rates. Floor has ad vanced to *6 60, w.th hales of 7,000 bbls. New 0ki.ka.v8, Dec. 2?1*. M. The day's business in cotton has been 7,000 balM. Prices are easy Middling 0!4'c. Sales during the week, 2.1 CCO bales. The decrease in the reoelpts at all the Southern ports is now 414,000 bales. Rio coffse? Sales of the wtek, 11.000 bags, mostly at Ho. a ll>i3. Stock so baud, 63,000 bsgs. CiiAiujiNTON Deo. 2, 1863. Our market for cotton is dull and ths tendency is down ward? Bales were made to day of 500 bales at 8Vo. ft 1034c Aliunt, Dee. 2, 18M. The receipts of the pint t venty-four hours have been as follows:? Kiour 16 000 b >ls ; .beat 20 000 bushels; core 6,(00 bushels; barlev 11 0C0. flour has been rather biavy hut prices are the same; Kales 1,500 bbls Barley-^ 20. COO bushels sold at 82a for two rowed, 82 >? a 86a. for Wisconsin, and 84 a 86c. for four rowed. Oats dull at 60c. Wool ? 30,000 lbs. domestic fleece sold to -day oo private terms. Buffalo, Deo. 3, ISM. Ths annexed have been ths receipts siuce yesterday:? Flour. 6,500 bMs No whea t cr corn. Flour i-. without change, bat is held (Irmly; salsa f.00 libls. Wheat? Prime is good demand, but checked by the firmness of hsM ers; 3.000 btohels Upper Lake sold at 128c. Corn is dull, being held above tie views of bayers. Parade and Dinner of the Boilon AmmI*. tlon. Tbe citltena of Boston now resident in New York had 4 fraternal re-union yesterday. The member* mustered at the Mercsr House at ten o'clock, and paraded In military arrav. Major Heuben Lovejoy commanded the batallioa, which numbered about sixty men, including representa tive* of almost every profession or calling m the metro polls. Music was aerved >>y Shelton's Band. The corps marched to the Park, where it was pre*ent?<l with a ataad ard by Horatio N. Wik!, member of tk^Coonoil from the Kighth ward. The banner waa of white eilk, bearing th* urn)* of the States of New York aid Massachusetts, with their mottoes, and the word* "Boston Association, ISM." The company then proceeded to Hoboken, where tlM member* ? ere exercised at ta: get practice The compo* ny, with invited guest*, dined at the Manhattan Hotel, Murray itreet, at *ix o'clock in the erening Major Sprig ue, V. S. A.. Mr. Surveyor Cochrane, and several olhtrs from Boston and New Yo k, were among tbe guests. A (-upetb dinner was served, under the direction i f Mr. A. T. Whiting. Subsequent to the dinner, senti ments, speeches, and song*, occupied two pleasant hour*. Tbe health of the President of the United States baring been drank with acclamation, Mr. Cochrane responded He eloquently alluded to the prosperity and glory of th* country, and the recent importance whioh the United State* had gained abroad. The effect of American instt ntiocs, be laid was felt everywhere. He said, als*. 'bat the character of the country was to be attrltatM more than anything el*e to the peculiarity ot her citiseaa. lhe literature of the country he neat alluded to, ini dated it* progress from the Deelaration of Independent*. The PreMdent, he said, held more power and had a higher power than any dei-pot on earth, because It was the y. wer of intelligence wield* d by knowledge. In a politi cal rente, he was glad that the toast had been so honored, end in a penooal sense he war grateful that the lubjeel ol it wa* Franklin Tierce. Th?re wae great ohtering, aod tbe band played "The Star Spangled Banner." To tfc? second tcast, "The City of New York, the Commercial Kimorium of the World," a letter wa* read from Mayor Westervtlt. The 'City of Boston'' was toastel, and a letter was read from the City Clerk. The toast, "The Arm j ?nd tbe Navy of the United States," was reHpoaied to by Msjor Sprague. The speaker paid an eloquent tribute te tbe integrity, patriotism, and stability of the New Enf Hud character. "The Presa" was toasted, and a member from New Knglaml responded. Speeches, sentiment* and s'xg* were given by H N. WiM, M' Alv ih Mann, Brira dier General Hall, (who proposed the health of Capt.lB grabam.) Capt. Brown. Capt. T. A. Glover. Ad ; a teat Allen, Mr F. F. Far veil, Mr. Soule, (of New Hampshire,) Sherman Itiownsll. Mr. 'Morse, Mr. Jentings, J. H. Far well. Jer. F. Hall, Mr Carey, Lieut. Cornell, Mr. Wilder, Mr. J. M. Jnne, Mr. Brennan, Dr. Thoma* Blake, Mr E Sand ford, Mr. Fuller, and many other gentlemen. The oompany did not sepa' ate until a late hour, and the ut most cordiality prevailed. Mr. Love.ioy tided the chair with grace and dignity. The prizes were awarded as fol io es:? First prize, a gold locket, to John B 9. Mortoo; second prize, a $'i0 overcoat, to James A Martin; third priie, the work* of Shakipeare, to Willi its H. Browne; fourth prize, a silver cup, to Franois I'eatland. Morriss-fy in CfN'ciNNATi.? We And the follow* log caid in the Cincinnati JCfN/mrer of the 2eth ult ? CiN(iy\ATt, Nov. 2ft, m,\8. I discovered my arrival was annonnoed In this city lr th? Daily Columbian but a day or two slnoe. As the an* nouncement wa* oouched in languige rather repnlsatory to my feellrg*, I feel th*t a reply from me is necessary. I have never yet set myself up as a " bnlly," and I appeal to my friends whether I am of a quarrelsome disposition. As to being a " brawler," I deem lung* an iuiport?ut requisite, a substantial I claim not to belong to me. As for reformation, I do not think it neo? ssary, bat should a reform be requirM In any pereoa in this eonnvmity ( think it beleagt to tho writer who announced atf e?f ? ?L JOdM HUiUiAjUlf,