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WHOLE NO. 6426. MORNING EDITION-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29. 1854. PRICE TWO CENTS. HEWS BY TELEGRAPH. HIGHLY INTERESTING FROM WASHINGTON. TIm Anticipated Duel between Messrs. Cut tin? and Breektnridgr. ?UNFAVORABLE PROSPECT FOR THE GADSDEN TREATY. Hie !Vorth?-rii Opposition to tbr Itckratka Bill. Speeches of Messrs. Bocock and Caleb Lyon IK FAVOR OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF STEAM FRIGATES. BUSINESS IN THE NEW YORK LEGISLATIVE. Large Number of Hills Passed. P*IMIfwl iutrUigrntc? Market Report, &c., Ac.. &c. 1 1n- LalMt from Washington. THE CUTTING AND BKKCKKN1UDOK DIFFICULTY' ? RE PORTED CHALLENGE, ETC. Washivotox, March 28, 18M. H?e rumors Ust night of a prolmble hostile mooting between Mwr?. Outtin* and Breokenridge have assume J . a more dekniie hhaj>e to-<!ay. Hreckcnridge wan not iu the House u!l the day, a circumstance which excited con Biderabli apprehension among the peacemakers. Hut u Catting vns in hiB seat as usual, it wax thought that matters might btlll be in train for sn amicable settlement. Some moml < rs had been certainly exerting themselves to that end. It is rumored, however, this evening, that Cutting challenged Breckcnridg" last night, and that at Soar o'clock this afternoon an acceptance of the challenge was received by Cutting, through his friend Col. Monroe, of New York: a Mr. Hawkins, of Kentucky, being the friend of Breckenridge. If this id so, the affair will proba bly come off early to-morrow morning at the bloody ground ? of Btodensburg.near the line between this District and the State of Maryland. Southern gentlemen appear to think that Cutting will not fight: but the New York " hards'* say tliat he will prove, in their behalf, that they are not to be trampled upou by the South, at the instigation of the Cabinet. Messrs. Wheeler, Maurice, and the rest, say that the day has gone by for such things. P. S. ? It is reported that Brockenridge left this after noon for Kentucky, having made arrangements to leave yesterday, on account of sickness in his family. THE BLACK WAURIOR AFFAIR ? MR. SOUI.E, THIS AD MINISTRATION, AND THE FOREIGN AMBASSADORS. The President fully expects that Mr. Soule will return to the United States with the answer of the Spanish (Government , which will doubtless be unsatisfactory. The British and l'rench ministers here are unceasing in their endeavors to interfere in the nutter. Mr. Marcy, how ever, refuses to speak to them upon the subject. They toy their complaints daily before poor Mr. Mann, the Assistant Secretary. THE GADSDEN TREATY AND SANTA ANNA'S TRICKS ? SENATORS OPENING TIIKIR EYES. The [Gadsden treaty is in a bad way. Yesterday Mr. Butler, of South Carolina, and Mr. Clayton, called the at tention of the Senate, in executive session, to the rumora which were in circulation as to improper influences being brought Fo bear by the emissaries of Santa Anna and by parties here, to bring about a ratification of the treaty. The President was called upon for information, and a committee was appointed to investigate the charges. The Union this morning has an article in favor of the treat/ and puffing Santa Anna, but this will scarcely strengthen the matter. General Rusk, of Tezaa, spoke in executive session to day in lup|?rt of the Gadnden treaty, but it is under stood that the excitement increases among Senators con cerning the outside stock jobbing influences concerned in concocting the treaty. MR. LYON'S SPEECH IN BEHALF OF THE NAVY. Mr. Caleb Lyon's speech to day, in favor of twelve new frigates with auxiliary steam power, was at once elastic and practical. It is to be hoped the amendment will carried and Mr. Lyons' unanswerable arguments hare proper weight. RETALIATORY SYMPTOMS I?ROM THE SOUTH. We have good reason to believe that in return for the violent denunciation of the South by the whigs and aboli tionists of New England, a movement is making through out the Southern States to ascertain what Northern manufacturers favor the union of whigs and abolitionists. Something is on foot, you may depend upon it, which will have the effcct of materially changing the tkriff. A DIFFICULTY SETrLKD. A card in the Washington papers records the peaceful settlement of the difficulty between Clark Mills and Col. Mitchell. THIRTY-THIRD CONGRESS. FIRST SESSION. Senate. Washinotox. March 28, 1854. THX KB-OUT ON U1E CT_AIMH CNI) Kit THE MEXICAN TREATT. Mr. Bboii'ikao, (dem.) of Pa., from the select com mittee appointed at the last session to investigate the claims presented to the Board of Commissioners on Claims under the Mexican treaty, asked l'-aye to make a report, fie said that after the basis of the report was agreed a on, the Chairman (Mr. Soule) loft on a foreign mission, without making the report. Th? remaining members of the committee now made the report then agreed npon; And be moved that it and the accompanying papers be printed. Mr. Batauo. (dem.) of Del., nude remarks upon the general character of the decisions by the Board. The motion to print was agreed to. THK DOTCIXNCT B1U .. Mr. Hiwra, (dem.) of Va., moved to take up the Deficiency bill. Mr. P*rrrr, (dem.) of Ind., opposed, on the ground that do time had been afforded for petitions, reports, &c. Mr. Huntei 's motion was agreed to. Ayes, 25; nays, 10. Mr. Own;, (dem.) of Cel., by direction of the Financo Committee, withdrew the amendment for the purchase of a new site for the Custom Iiouso at San Francisco. The next amendment was one requiring all inrall* pen sioners to rem v every twoycars, the evidence of the con tinuance of their disability, and prohibiting the payment of invalid pensions to any [ er*oi? holding a civil salaried office. Messrs. Adams, Smxi rw, Jo.nk-. of Iowa, and WlLUtR, opposed the amendment, and Messrs. IIuntkh, Pkarcb. and Hamuk. supported It. No question v as taken, and at two o'clock the bill wtu postponed till to morrow. BxiccnvK tresios, Rro. The Senate then went into Kxecutivc S< - ion, and at a quarter to 4 o'clock adjourned. House of Representative*. Washing Toy, March 28, 1851. INDIAN LANDS. The StiasSR laid before the Honae a message from the President, transmitting information respecting tho ne gotiation* for the extinguishment of the Indian title* to lands west of Missouri and Iowa. nAVVFlXm BAJIKKCITCT. Mr. Stanton. (dem. ) of Ky. , Introduced a bill author icing the recovery of the assets of a bankrupt, which bare been concealed or not specified in the schedule rendered by him. Referred to the Judiciary Committee. mi RXYKVt* LAWS. The House passed a resolution appropriating five thou sand dollars to defray the expenses of codifying and re vising the revenue laws. The House then went into Committee of the Whole on in* groom r. appropriation biu. Mr. Yaiw, (whig) of III., said the most prominent champion of the Nebraska bill in tho Senate, and the leader of the column of ita friends in the House, bring from Illinois, it might not be improper for hltn, coming from ihe same State, to raise his voice against the mea sure. One of the glorious traits of the Northwest was the enjoyment, to an almost Inappreciable extent, of the blessings proposed to be repealed by this bill. He referred to the ordinance of 1787. He should be the last man to deprive a sister commonwealth, hereafter tocoine Into the Union, of her freedom In the race to glorr. Whatever of glory or Infamy was to result from this m unsure must be shared in part by Illinois. Ttje Missouri compromise quieted the slavery agitation which existed ?t tha time of its passage' and by the compromise of 1850 It was said that distracting theme was Anally settled. Furthermore, they had been told that this waa to bo the buslnesa of Qopfiess; but it vw referred for a Northern man (Mr. Douglas) to throw the firebrand of ducorj into j our peaceful councils ? to revive and reopen a war no disastrous to the peace of the Union, and of which only G?d could toll the termination A Northern man had anticipated the wants of the South; and now to the chagrin and discomfiture o t the North, the South say they will not ret use ao generous an offer, and the North will hare to meet the responsibility for this surrender or tl eir dearest nghta. No hand had propoaed to disturb the Missouri compromise till thia bill waa introduce.! He insisted this bill did not give the people of the Terri ? riBh! t0 aOTern themselves, for it appointed all the officers and re-served the right to judge of every act I P**?"! by the fenitori.il legislature, jn reply to Mr Ewing, he said, if Mr. Clay were here in all his magnifi cent proportions of manly form, and clothed in the panopy of matchless eloquence, he would rebuke this a. tempt to repeal the sacred Missouri compact. He further opjMwed the bill. : Ull HILL TO 6TKK&OTHKN THK NAVY. Tlie general appropriation bill was bi t aside, and the ?ommittee proceeded to the consideration of the special i w,li "1<> hill authorizing the construction of i six first class steam frigates with screw propellers. pro perly armed and equipped, and for altering, completing ami launching the frigates Santee and Saline, appro : pnating three millions of dollars for those purposes i ^'r' Bccock, (dem.) of Va., took, the floor, and assignod : many reasons why the bill ought to bo passed prompt I ? ? , provided that vessels should be construct i ed either at the government ship yards, or by pri l vute contract. Our merchant vessels are equal to .any j in the world for beauty and service; but as to whether wocan get bogood for government he was not so sure. 1 rivate individuals buil<5 for themselves vitha view to usefulness of the work, but for government in order for the profits; shipbuilders are aa honest as any other class or men, bill government isalwavs considered in outlawry | ?liable to be plucked and robbed. Too many are inclin ed to add afler tho inhibition, "Thou shall not steal" the words "except from tho L'nitinl States government." (Laughter.) There have been lamentable failures in certain steamsl.ij a? the ?aa Jacinto. Allegliany, and | Princeton; bi:? have we not also aeen failures in private enterprises? \\h?reare the four revenue cutters built | by private contract/ Their names stand on the register; | and that is the letter part of them. The Erebus and i Terror with their gallant captains and crews have gono l down to the bottom of the deep oce.m, ttat nomtnit ! vw ro: and so of our cutters as well as those ships. The ; fan Frrueisco was of imperfect construction. He uuder ! 4i?0ji' " kill shall he passed the Secretary of I the Navy will send competent engineers to Kurope to ex amine the model*, and will consult competent engineers "ere and mechanics, and have the estimates made up at our navy yards ? in a word, he will gather all the neces sary tacts in order todetorinine whether it will be better to have the vessels built by coutract or some other way. Failure* have grown out of the defects of steam ma chinery heretofore, not in the construction of the vessel*. He then alluded to our deficiency of vessels for service in em< rgent cafes. It was agreed there should be an etfec tive navy. 1 lie number of vessels of all kinds Is only seventy-two, Ihirtv-five years is as long as vessels of war are supposed to last. If the whole navy be replaced in that time, two would have to be built per year to sup ply those whehgo out of the service by uecay. In 1700 we had thirty vessels; onr population was then five mll l lions. Now we have five times the number- We have | added two thousand miles to our se^ coast ; besides, I our tonnage and commerce have almost incalcula bly increased, and yet there has been far from a corresponding augmentation of our naval force. We i have the requisite material on hand for the proposed six I frigates, and an overflowing treasury. Why not spend | some of it to strengthen the navy, instead of keeping the j money to be squandered by means which the most reck. less spcculatbr can devise!' It is stated by the Secretary | of the Navy, it iV not expected that we shall keep pace | with kngland and Franco; but we muflt have Homo regard 1 to our position, for if we should be ever brought into ' ronte5lw"h \h.em wf- should be prepared for the encoun ter. The 1'acllic, home and others squadrons should be strengthened. The warlike movements in the East should warn us to strengthen our navy. Who can tell when and where the conflict will end!" Poland, Hungary and Italy may be involved in the strife, nation against nation, province against province? tho sky is darkening ? ours may be 1 he only neutral flag. Let us command tor it puch respect as may preserve it from insult. We may avoid difficulty only by being able to command re spect. ir we remain neutral tho treasures of China, Ja pan and the bright Orient will load our vessels and en rich our merchants. Commerce will take shelter under our protecting folds? the bridal feast of liberty and com merce will be spread, Shall we, like the foolish virgins, fail to replenish our lamps, or like the wise ones, keep them bright and burning, and enter in as welcome guests? " Spain be in volt cd in those European movements* Italy may striveJo rid herself of French bayonets; Hun gary, Poland-? all striking for independence? -ma3r not tho latent spurk b!xzc in Cuba, and its inhabitants' struggle for fro. doti successfully ? The blood of Crittenden and his murdered companions will not invalucry out for ven geance. and Cuba may become ours without a violation of treaty stipulat ions. Tho MaeU Warrior has been gUen tip; but yet it may be considered necessary to take redress into our own hands. The seuliment of the country indicates what that redress snail be. It is common remark that the nai y needs reform. If the navy in in a sound condition, the country ought to know it; if decrepit and oraiy on its feet, it is the duty of Con gress to remedy the defect. The Secretary of the Navy and the Naval Committees of both houses are willing and ready to co-operate in the reform. If something shall not be done for the navy, the just expectations of the country will be .'.isappolnted, and the duty of Congress will not have been discharged. Mr. Lyon, find.) ofN. Y\, representing an agricultural district, deeply concurred in this measure, and gave no tice he should move for an amendment to increase the navy to twelve first class fteiitn frigates. We live in strange ami stirring times. The sublime idea of a model republic, as expressed in the philosophy of Plato, never rosmed over such a magnificent extent of country as was peopled by its millions of inhabitants, enjoying tho bio, sings of a free government. Lord Bolingbroko, in later times, never dreamed of such a one, whero the people govern themselves by the motive principle of self povernment. During the four months Congress has been in session, with the President's message and the re port of the Secretary of the Navy before us, wliat have we seen and heard? Citizens of the United States have been imprisoned in almost every country of the world. I,ook at Captain Gibson in Holland, and Richmond in Hungary. I,ook at tho outrages in Cuba? not a ship sent in relief. Cuba should have been at once taken possession of, and satisfaction demanded afterwards. (Applause on the floor.) He had spoken of the model republic? he wanted to see its acts correspond with its sayings; he wanted to sco diplomacy carried on with vessels of war; he wanted to see foreign ports tillod with them. Ah,' sir, you don t know how polite it makes nations towards our diplomatic representatives. (Laughter.) The navy is the greatest promulgator of Christianity in the world. I .ook at the missionary who goes to the ' poor heathen. When he sees a sloop or a raiee, how his heart pslpi tates when he hears the expression ? "See, there is the riband flag? the stripes and stars of your country. Your rights will now be protected." This is the feeling; and we have the following declaration of the chief magis trate; he wanted this country to live up to It. He as a representative of the great State of New York, wanted it acted out in spirit and truth:? "He must realiie that on evoey sea and on every soil, in American cltixensliip is the invaluable panoply for the security of American rights." This is what the President says. Let us not regard this as mere theory, but make it a reality. (Cries "Agreed," "Agreed.") the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Hocock)had alluded to France and England; but was he aware that two years ago they assumed the protectorate ol Cuba and protection of Spain? You might as well suppose a child would forget the mother who cradled it in her bosom as to suppose that England will forget the enmity and hostility she owes thi*-country. No mat ter how soft her voice, her voice is the voice of Jacob but her hand i.s the hand of Esan. (Excessive laughter ) He then referred to the trade of England and 1 ranee with Kussia, amounting to twenty-eight millions of dollars annually. This may ccrae into the lap of the United States. Is it not important, then, we should havean effi cient navy to protect our commerce and our neutrality ? Contrast the navies of the world, and see how insignlfl cant our own is. He was sorry to say that though we have got the ri^ht stuff we have not the ships. England has fotft hundred and sixty eight vessels, with five hundred and sixty thousand tons. France has three hundred and seventy -oi.e v< ssels, with three hundred nnrt twenty-two thousand tons. He found that our navy is but as the sixty seventh portion of the navies of Europe. When we recollect we have 4, 000 miles of seaboard and our fish cries need protection, and take into consideration our exigencies at home, to say nothing of our foreign relations, how necessary it is we should have ships gliding quietly Into every foreign harbor, to attend to our interests and to guarantee the rights of our citizens! He would direct attention to the East Indies. Wc see Christianity progressing with magnificent results; the empire of Confucius is over thrown, and a sovereign, y'clept tho Prince of Peace is carrying the war to the Celestial city; a portion of the Japan squadron has gone to afford protection in China and every consul who writes to the Dejiartment of State says. 1 Give us a ship here in the porta of the Mediter ranean." Men come with every tongue; and he could only exclaim, in the words uf the great poet, "If your nation grasps the trident of Neptune and holds it firmly, she will rule the empire of the world." Mr. 1- JUXKILX, (whig) of Ind., said he was one of those who voted for sending the Senate's Nebraska bill to the Committee of the Whole. Although he was in favor of non intervention, yet the provisions of that bill were *?> odious to him that he preferred it should be con signed to the deep bosom of the committee rather than it should by possibility pass the House. He entered into ftn argument to maintain his ]>oiitlou, saj ing the bill pro posed Congressional intervention, and iliat there was In tentional equivocation in it. the phraseology being framed with a full knowledge that the gentlemen of the North would place one Interpretation on it, and the South another. Tlie committee rose, and the House adjourned. Senator DoMglaa llang In Ridgy at Utlr*. r. . j. . . . , Utku, March 28, 1854. Sewitor Douglas was last night hung in cffiirv on the scaffolding or the new City Hall, on Genesee street in this city. ' N Man Froxru to Death. Tuk tltaniaxDS, March '28, Hft4. A man iwmfd .T?hr. Smith was found thin morning on IrlArut Boneli, froron to death. It is mippogrd ho wan out gunning, n? hi* dog and gun were found b j his Hide. The Alabama at Hawaii nah Bavawaii, March 27, 1854 The Btewnahip Alnbama, Oapt SchoncK, arrived here 1 fjgm New VorV on f"?turd?y. Attain In Albany . LEGISLATIVE BUSINK88 ? THH JOKES' WOOD PAKE DILL REPEALED ? SALARIK8 FOR THK LIEUTENANT OOTKKNOH AND OAKAL APPRAISERS ? TI1E OPENING OF STREETS ? THK OKKMAN TURNERS IN DttfFAVOB, ETC. ami al ooRRwroNDRtiaiop thr nw tork mouLD. Aibany, March 38, 1864. | The business of the Senate tbia morning was mostly on finally deciding upon bills ^previoualy matured. Among others which came up was that to repeal the Jonei Wood I Park law. Mr. Brook* again offered his amendment!, | * hich he had pre\ iousiy submitted. Messrs. Spencer i and Whiting upj>osed, when the bill was read and panned ! nearly unanimously, all the Senator* voting to repeal the law. So that speculating matter is disposed of, so far as the upper house is concerned. Mr. Danforth gave notice that he intended to bring in a bill providing a salary for tho Lieutenant Governor, aiao another making the offices of Canal Appraisers salaried offices. From the report of the Auditor of the Canal Department, it appears that large sums have been expended upon mileage allowed the appraisers. He also introduced u resolution mating inquiry into the matter; but the Senator will scarcely succeed, because the whigs expect to elect the next Lieutenant Governor, and of the apt -raisers two ar* whigs, and are of the softest kind of politic al metal. The bill to reduce the expense of opening streets, lay ing out narks, Ac., passed the Senate with a strong rote. This is tne one ?Krc<-.l upon by the Judiciary Committer, Mr. Dillon, and all the New York Senators, by which, it is said, Mr. D. voluntarily relinquished a large amount of ft es. Though passed quietly through the Senate, efforts are already making either te amend it materially in the House, or bv a system of "sharp practice" which law yers know how to resort to, defeat it altogether. AU tlurt is proper to state now, is that the .Supreme Judges are engaged in establirbing rules to meet such cases. The committee having the matter of a bridge across the river at Albany in charge, having heard all the arguments on ever) side, am expected to make a favorable report In ? tiie course of a day 01 two. 'lhe llouee was very industriously engaged in voting ? upon bills, gone forty were disposed of. When the bill incorporating the German Turn Vcreiu Association was taken up, Mr. Backus, a whig member from Brooklyn, Kings county, rose in opposition to it. He moved to recommit the bill to the committee of the whole, with instructions to strike out the enacting clause. The stand ing committee to whom the petitions on this subject were referred, had given the proposition a fair consideration, and reported that they saw no good reason for incorpor ating the association.' It is a society of Germans. The Turn Vereins was an association of inlidol liberals, estab lished in Germany, ostensibly for gymnastic purpbses. It being a secret organization, he could not, of course, ?peak distinctly of their purposes, but ho believed they are spread throughout this country, and that they were a political organisation; as one of them votes all vote. An article had appeared in one of the New York paper*, when this bill was fitst reported, stating that this asso ciation knowing that this legislature was strongly anti slavery in its sentiments, had gone into a pro-Nebraska meeting, and broken it up for tb^> purpose of gaining favor here, lie belicued his was a mistake, but they are never theless the bullies of our German population. He was not in faver of incorporating a secret, infidel, po litical or foreign bully association. Mr. B. further stated that he saw no reason whjj the Turners should not incorporate under general laws. Another reason which actuated him in nis opposition to the bill was, that this society kept up a national distinction; they ara not organized as Americans, but as Germans. One o ' two s [leeches were made in opposition to the views of Mr. Backus, when the question was taken, and the bill defeated. So the Turners mubt gymnastics te another year without an act of incorporation. 'lhe bill repealing tho Jones Wood Park law came down from the Senate, and Mr. Savage made a motion to refer it to the Committso on the Incorporation of Cities and Villages. This was opposed with emphasis by Mr. Conk ling, who said that Mr. Savage was chairman of that com mittee, and was interested in real estate which was to be benefitted by the proposed park. Mr. Savage denied having anv property in that vicinity;' what he held was on the North river side. Mr. Willis discussed the merits of the question, which was strictly out of order, but was allowed to proceed. He was in favor of Jones' Woods, and stated that it was contemplated to widen the site of the Central Park by constructing a reservoir of many acres larger than was at first proposed. Mr. Leigh wanted a disinterested committee appointed by the Speaker. Mr. Maguire hoped this speculating project would not be allowed to go into the hands of the city delegation. Not only was the Jones' Wood n speculation, but the Central Park was one also. It would make a wilderness in the centre of the city ; and individuals holding property as fur n* Har lem will be mostly benefitted on account of the rise in building lots, whilst hundreds of acres arc sought to be excluded from being used for useful purposes. In juotico to the citizens of New York this matter should' not be placed in the hands of the city delegation, but placed in possession of a committee not at all interested. The people do not want these parks ? they want the laws re peated. This lobby is filled with simulators endeavoring to defeat the repeal of the law. and for one he was not disposed to submit to them. The bill was referred to the Committee on the Internal Affairs of Towns and Counties, consisting of Mr. Losler of Livingston. Nielson of Sara toga, W illiams of Steuben, and Wilson of Niagnia, all from the rural districts. Ex Senator DaniclS. Dickinson and ex -Governor Botick, were on a visit to the Legislature to-day, both appearing in fine health and fine spirits. Messrs. Sharp and Dultois of the Broadway railroad, made their appearnnce this morning, as did also ex-Al derman Bouton. They are supposed to be engaged in lobby in'g against the omnibus incorporation. Daniel W- Clark, who was ejected from the House, and placed in a police justice court, is here, claiming his pay as member of the House, from the time of his expulsion to the end of the session. The Hon. Peter Dawson, representing the soft shells of the twelfth city assembly district, has been taken into the good graces of Collector Redfield, and goes into the Custom House, upon concluding his labors at the State Capitol. A large quantity of lumber, the property of Messrs. Myers & Bennett, and Ward & Kaston. on Water street, ?was destroyed by fire this morning. Insured for $10,000 among Western insurance companies, including the Al bion Company, the New York and Erie at Middle ton, Uni ted States. Potsdam, Northern Protection, Camden, and New York Indemnity. SEW YORK LEGISLATURE . Ren?tc< Ai.bamt, March 28, 1804. THE WHAWAO* BHL Wan put forward. Noncits of Bii.ta. *rc. Mr. Panpopttt, (nat. dem.) of Schoharie, gave notice of a bill making thp office* of Lieutenant Governor and Canal Appraif er salaried office*. Mr. M'urrjfKT, (whig) of N. Y.. introduced a bill legal izing ro much of the Central park as takes a portion for reservoir purposes. mtauuD. To reduce the expense of opening parks in New York. For the continuation of Flatbuah avenue, in Kings county. Repealing the Jones' Wood Park bilL THX CANAL BOARD. No action was had on Mr. Dickinson'a resolution calling on the Auditor for information relative to the meetings of the Canal Board. AFTERNOON SESSION'. ? BIT I.h IJCTKODITCKD. To amend the General Insurance law. To incorporate the Inventors' Business Company, Vew York. THE PTATX FRI?OX8, *ro. The bill for the better government of the Ftate prisons, and the hill for an examination into the affairs of .State ; prisons, were delated in Committee, and the former was ordered to a third reading, and progress reported on the : other. nri ot i> safftv rr.\D baitkx. The hill requiring the old safety fund banks to call in their circulation, was made the special order lor to morrow. Assembly. Albany, March 2H, 1964. .->vrral local bills were passed. tub Ti RHvuuaw Hocnrrv. The bill to incorporate the Turnvereln Society in New York was taken up. Mr. Bakeb, (whig,) of Montgomery, ?prosed the grant of the charter, on the ground that toe petitioners applied as Germans and not as Americana. The bill was rejected, and a motion to reconsider laid on the table. BILL T* ASSET). Tlie bill for additional compensation to the Treasurer of Kings county was pasted. Several local bills were read and passed AFTERNOON SESSION. THIRD BXADIXn 07 Bill A. Relative to the duties of Police Justicea and Clerks, and the officers of police courts In New York. Relative to the assessment and collection of Croton wa ter rents. Authorizing the National Guards to erect an armorv. Incorporating the Inebriate Asylum. from New Orlratna. EX-PRESIDENT FILLMORE IN NEW ORLEANS? FATAL ELECTION RIOT? LATE AND IMPORTANT FROM Nkw Ortjaxh, Mnrcli 28. 195.1 Fx -President Fillmore srrlved in thia city on Sunday, nnd met with a warm reception. A grand proces.-ion took place here to-dav, In honor of the distinguished guest. The principal streets were thr< ngcd; and much cordiality was manifested. He ma'le a speech in the public square, which was enthusiastically received. Be visited tlie Opera last night to hear Mad. Son tag. Our municipal election yesterday was attended with great oxclleo.cnt, ifnd three men were killed at the jiolls. The Independent reformers elocted a majority of fonr in tlie City Council. Private letter* from Te\as of the latest date say tliat 1'crt Belknap nt the la>-t accounts was surrounded by four hundred Indians. The garrison was reduced to six teen, the rest having gone In pursuit of the murderers of the late Indian agent, ami great fears were entcrt?:ned that the garrison would lie captured, and all within it mjs'acren before reinforcements could arrive. From Boa ton. HEATH OF A RE VOLUTION ABT SOLDIBK? TITIC H009AC Tl'KNKL? niVIDKNDBOK THB BOSTON BANKS, KTC. Boston. March 28, ISM. The death of Jonathan Harrington, the last survivor of the battle of Lexington, who expired on Sunday, was an nounced In the House of Representatives, to-day, and ? committee appointed to honor his obsequies, which will take place on Thursday. The Ooveraor has ordered out several military companies, and the Masonic Brotherhood will also attend the funeral The peopleof Lexington are making extensive preparations for tho ceremony. Mr. Harrington was born ixi Lexington, and died there, at the age of 06 years. The Hoosac tunnel bill wan passed to be engrossed in the House, to-day, by yeas 169, to nays 118. The dividends of the Boston bank* for the six months ending April the first, have been declared. The Boylston, Freeman's, Market ai d Suffolk, givo 5 per cent. The At lantic, Bon ton, Blackstone, Cochituate, Commerce, Eagle, Exchange, Faiieuil Hall, Globe, Hamilton, Howard, Me chanics', Merchants', National. New England, North America, Shawmut Shoe and Leather, Traders', Tremont, Union and Granite, 4 per cent. Atlas, City, Columbia, State and Webster, per cent. Massachusetts, 31-5 per cent. Eagle, 8 per cent. The stables of the Eastern Kailroad Company at East Boston were destroyed by fire this morning. Ten horses perished ia the flames. Markets. Nkw Oklkanh, March 27. 1854. 1 he sales of cotton to-day, were 7, <x)0 bsl?s, at steady prices. Sugar has been active, Il.tXH) hhds. having sold at 2}?c. for fair. Corn is active at 6*c. New Oki k an*, March 28, 1854. Tlie Africa's news lias had in effect on our cotton mar ket. Hour is dull at 96 37 X for Ohio , wheat is unchang ed at 60c. Men-, pork in moderate demand at previous rates. Coffee sells at 10c. a 10 V,c. Molasses 17c. Fair sugar 3%c. Sterling exchange is quoted at 8,*^ per cent premium. Cotton freights to Liverpool, 13-16<1. Moults, March 20, 1864. The sales of cotton during the pant week, wore 17,000 bales, and the stock on hand is 147,000 bales. Middling is quoted at S ',c. The Invasion of Canada. [Correspondence of the Courier and Knquirer.l Washington, March 7, 1854. Mr. Stoeckl, who for many years past has beon attach ed to the Russian legation here, was on Wednesday pre sented to the Secretary of State as Charge den AUaires ad interim. No interpolations have passed relative to the important rumor that the Emperor of Russia lias surrep titiously introduced into the United States an expedition for the invasion of Canada. I have enquired of Hon. Ca leb I.von, who renrosents a frontier district, from which the descent of tins Russo-American force upon her Bri tannic Majesty's dotniuions would most probably bo made, if at all, and aui concerned to say that he evades a direct answor. It is a < well to recall the fact that Mr. Lyon made a tour through Turkey last fall, and that he passed over from Anatolia to Sebaatopol. and from that point repaired to the headquarters of l'riuce Gortchakoff on tlie Pneister. It is of course entirely improbable that Mr. Lyon made any nrrangcment for the rumored assault upon the integrity of tho British through his district, but the colnililence to which 1 have referred is singular. The nle of Canada aro entitled to some consideration, and le general melee Into which, by common consent. Christendom nppears ready to plunge, it is proper thai fi tuti notice should be taken of them. 1 am credibly in foimed that there are filllbusters enough along the Ca nada lines to make an impression oven upon the ten thou sand militia just called out by the provincial authorities, if well supplied with Russian gold, and organized and dis ciplined on the model of thoce veteran ''too old to der b< rt," who have been sent among us t .e nucleus of such a force. Police Intelligence. Chart;r nf Embtzzlrmcnl. ? Officer Karney of the Second district police court, yesterday arrested a young man, named Earl H. Chapman, on ? warrant issued by Jus tice Stuart, wherein tho accused r.tands charged with embezzlement, on the complaint of Mr. Samuel Ford, proprietor of the Mercantile Hotel. No. 2 Warren street, who sets forth in an affidavit that Mr. Clm; man was in his employ os bookkeeper from the 18th oi June. 1853, to the 21st day of Octolior following; >ind during that time Mr. Ford alleges that the accused embezzled, from time to time, sums of money averaging from $ j up to $'.'0, amount 'og in all to about ?(?t>0, which sums In- up prop!fl?fcd to his own use without the consent or appro- I t attoo of hi* employer. On this charge ih.- magistrate ^ detained Mr. Chapman to await a further hearing. A Conspiracy Amottfl the TitiUr:,. ? A few days afro n i committee from the Journeymen Tailors' Protective 1 Union called on A. fc G. A. Arnotix, merchant tailors, corner of Broadway and Duane street, and demanded the n. mes of the journeymen in their employ. Their de I nund at first was refused, but on their second call. the I names were given: ? John Bower, John Darccy, and Ere de-.H'k l.itUe. These three men the committee requested Mr. Atloux to discharge from his employ, as tnev had violated the rules of the Protective Union. The demand wos ordered in such a positive manner, that out of fear the men were discharged. The three men, finding they weie purcr.ed from place to place, and una Me to obtain work, nj plied to the District Attorney, who laid the iase lefoie the Grand Jury, and twenty-five of the jour ntwnen tailors ha *e been Indicted on u charge of con si iriijg together for the purtts? of Injuring the three men ubove named. The following list embraces the n;;misif those Indicted: ? John Mullens, Henry Luchter, Joi n B. Klim, Charles Tike, John Hilderbfand, John Zimmermen, John Kirl. Thomas Road, John Donavnn, Thomas Casey, David Colgan, James Duffy, William Shake, Thomas Parkin, Barney Dowdge, Dennis Kyan, James McCormick, John Lloyd. John Walker, William Matthew*, James Bowman, John Mc \ voy, Thomas Cason, Joseph Jennings ond John Puffy. Captain Carpenter, of the Hfth Ward, held the warrants against the accused parties, and the magistrate required tbein to gi\e ball in $200 each to nuswer the charge. Twelve of them gave boil. Efffd* of Intrmptranre. ? Captain Squires, of the Ele venth ward police, in making his return to the Chief of I'olice respecting the arrest of a man named John W. Switrgin, found on Sunday drunk, says: ? "John had been swlggin' pretty extensively. He had been to a funeral, and on his return tumbled overboard at the foot ol Eighth street, and was fished out by Mr. I'enoyer, and sent to the Police Court and fined by the magistrate; and, in default of paying, was committed to the Toinbe for five days." Brooklyn City Intelligence. Fire. ? About 10 o'clock last evening, a fire broke out In a stable on Adams street, and in consequence of the high wind, the flames communicatcd with an adjoining dwelling, occupied by Adam Chrisman, which was burned to the ground. Thence the flames spread to the building on the corner of Myrtle avenue and Adams street, occu pied as a grocery store by Henry A. Phillips, and owned i by Peter Johnson. The adjoining house, occupied as a j flour and feed store by P. P. Foote and several families, 1 next caught fire, and was nearly burned down, when the further progress of the flames was stopped. Mr. Footo's less reaches about $3,500, upon which there is an insur 1 ance of $1,800 on the house, and $900 on the stock, ef fected in New York office*. The loss on the corner house ia about $1,000, not insured. The contents were covered by insurance. Most of the stock and furniture waa faved, except that of Mr. Chrisman. A fireman while engiaged in aiding to extinguish the flames slipped from the ladder and was considerably in jured. He was conveyed to a drug store and attended to. His hurts are not dangerous. A horseafrelonging to Mr. Phillips was destroyed. The entire loss will not ex ceed $5,000. The fire originated by accident, a little boy I having upset a lamp in the stable while engaged in cut | ting kindling wood. Theatre* and KxlUbltloii*. Mm. n"""? will appear at the Bowery Theatre this evening, bh Mr*. Beverly, in " Tlie Game*ter," with Mr. Eddy an Beverly. A popular drama will be added, and M. Devanl will appear. Mr. FoKRR-T playa " Hamlet" for the last time during hia preaent engagement. Ilia performance of thin charac ter (a intercnting, iia he i mi Led several new point* und novel reading*. Many of hia admirer* say that it i* hi* greatcat part. Fee him at the Broadway. Mr. 0. II. Akmocwh. an actor of the old achool, hn* a benefit at iiurton 'a Theatre, to night, with the aterllng remedy, " Speed the Plough." and a caat not often equalled. Mr. Burton, Mr. Fiaher, Mr. Jordan, Mr. An drew*. and other favorite* are included. Mr. Andrew* will sing two aonga, and the entertainment conclude with a popular farce. Natiohai. Tiiicatv? " Uncle Torn'* Cabin," tUU after noon and evening."" WaliACB'S Thratrf ? A new piece from the French, the acene laid in Rn**ia, ia to be_br<>uglit out thi* evening. Mr. I?*ter, Mr. L Tlinmpao'n, Mra. Ptephen* and other favorite* aro included in the cast The scenery and dre*ae* are all new. PARfO'M'a Mrrem.? 'The Old Brewery" this after noon and evening. CMURY'a Minhtkfih ? The Christy Minstrel*, 472 Broadway, give one of their excellent entertalnmeuta to night. Go and hear them. Woon, the manager of the popular company now per forming at 444 Brondwnv, Is unceaalng In hi* endeavor* to nleaie hi* patron*, the programme for to-night ia full of noveltle*. CiaxKMt Hah. ? Eph Horn, Brlgg* and the Buckley Min strel* mui>t be aeen to be appreciated.. Thry give con cert* every night at fi80 Broadway. Thk Broadwat Mcsaokp.ik. rt37 Broadway, hold* out In teresting inducement* to atrunftr* and citizen*. The collection of animal* 1h fine. TheCAMnr.ua Have Covk at No. 4flf> Broadway and thev desire that all the people will fto there and *oe fhem. IlAR'l'a Whom Wokid ia on exhibition, at 377 Bund way. Postage on Letter* for Anntrnlln. Tlie folio*. ing official notice has laauod from the Po*t Office Pepmlment, bearing dale Maich 28 : ? I'nrmart to authority vested loth* Postmaster -Onnaral, aiid ty find *iih the nHvlce and consent of tho President of the l" nltert State*. (which advice and consent more fully ap [car l>y an Insti anient in writing thi* day Died in the de partment.) *rd with a view to Improved postal arrange monti with foreign government*, particularly with Austra lia? It Is herd y ordered, That hereafter thi single rat* of post age on all letters for Australia, or other roreian country, to ?which the ocean transportation thereof mjy ha obtained at not exceeding two cents a letter, t>e. and the fame I* hereby, fixed at th* uniform rat* of live cents, excep w here, over S.i.Hi milee, th? lowest United Status inland rate I* six cents, when the whole rate, inland and Ml shall b? eight cent*, la both tass* to bo prepaid. Tlie flrat mail under this arrangement will be deapatoh from N?w York on tbe 2vvU of April Innrr of Jnicrt. A tpeeiAl n eeting o the Board of Supervisors, for the appointment of ? Commissioner of Juror# in pUce of Hon. W. Walker, resigned, was held yenterday at 3 o'clock P. M The Board is composed of the Mayor, Re eorder, the Judges of the Superior Court, Court of Com mon Pleas, and 11 embers of the Board of Supervisors. Hon. Judge Oakley presided. and Mr. Da-rid Valentine was choeen Secretary. Judge* I)aly and Ingraham, of the Court of Common P eas, were the only m? tn ?er* absent. Alderman Mutt, of the Twenty first, propoied that the Board should proceed to tlie nomination of Commissioner of Jurors. The present Incumbent was appointed only by a majority of two of those bodies, and he au.ipostd, to make it legal, it was necessary that there should le a majority of each of the three. The appointment was a very important one, and much depe.ded upon it, inas much ns all our jurors are summon d by him. and Hf>. liberty, and prosperity, were concorued in the matter 01 thin appointment. . . Supervisor Hbrhick, of the Nineteenth, said that ac cording to the construction of th* Supervisor of tlie Twenty first, this convention was not competent, inas much as two Judges of the Common I'leat were not pre sent. The name difficulty that occurred in rctcreiico to the appointment of Mr. French was likely to nrlse at present. He therefore moved that this convention do now adjourn. ... _ . Judge Oakikt said that when this law was C rat com municated, api>oIuting a Commissioner of Jurors, there wan one gentleman absent. No question wits then respecting the proper organisation of that Board. Me thought that a majority of the Judge i from hoth ?ou'' \ if not all, wereprcsent, and no doubt a majority o Surcrvif-ora. Tiiey proceeded to make a choice, and tlie perm in chosen was Mr. Walker. He entered upon the duties or his office, when a meeting was again convened in t < 'at ion to tho appointment. At that meeting the oli Jcct i> ?reared to be to remove Mr. Walker from his pluoe, t?nd to appoint another gentleman in liis itead. In i the irsuiitotion of that meeting it appeared that but one Judge of the Common Plea* was pre sent. The question was then raised as to tho proper organization of that Board. Several member* of the Board who were present, worn ol the opinion that, at all event#, under any construction that might be made of this law, it was n,"cesKjry that * ma jority of the Judges should be preeuut to constitute a legal quorum. An appointment was made, however, or Mr. litiwp* a* Commissioner of Jurors. Mr. W alkcr, con Bidding tho appointment us illegal, declined surrender ing his uffice. Mr. Hawes commenced legal proceedings, which have been and still are pending. Mr. H. went to Congress in the meantime, and that circumstance led to his resignation. Having resigned, another meeting was convened. At that meeting a majority of the Judge* of tho Superior Court did not attend. Several adjourn meats took place, and, until a formal communication was made stating that they would not attend, when the Board, In their absence, proceeded to make the 'appointment of Mr. French. Now thev find them selves placed in much the same circumstance*. In consequence of what transpired at the last meeting, he had given a good deal of attention to the investigation of the subject. All the Judges of the Court had bocome united iu their views, and consultations wore held among Ihcm: At the consultation to which he alludod, all tho Judges attended except two ? one of the Superior Court and another or the Common l'lea*. At tVat meeting the matter was thoroughly discussed, the laws carefully examined, and the meeting finally camo to this conclu sion. In looking at the statute* they round the power to make the appointment is given to the Supervisors, to the Judges of the Superior Court, and also to the Julge* ot the Common Pleas, but not to those Courts. It was suggested that the true meaning ot the statute was thai the gentlemen there alluded to and described, were described as individuals, and not as in their official station, and that the terms used were a mere description or tho persons who were called upon to discharge this duty? that tho gentlemen described as supervisors are described indi\ i.lually ? that they do not act by virtue or their official station, but arc named ascertain persons occupying positions to whom this right is delegated. The question arose, how was the Board to be constituted? He was authorized to *ny that all the Judges or the Superior Court, the .iiisige* of the Common Pleas, with slight exceptions unite ! in the ! opinion that in order to constitute a legal Board it w is j necessary that all tho supervisors and all the judges be pr<s?ut. If that were true, it would be evident that there hud been no legal Board or the Commissioner or Jurors since the beginning. The Judges hud come to tlie oouclu sionthat application should 1)0 made to the I. -gi. laturc remedy this inconvenience, and that it was proper that a resolution should be drafted. Aldeiroan Mo".t moved that the Chair appoint a com mittee Tor that purpo.e. '11, e Chaih appointed Alderman Molt, j.idge I)uci\ iMid the Pcroider, members ot aa:d committee. The 13< Srd then adjourned to next Monday, at the usual hour. City Iiiti lll;;<iui'i I>i?>kr to n:?: Eaki ok Moi'?riCA*nn.? \ dinn'-r was given at the Metro|>olilan on Monday evening to the 'Isil of Mountcashel, previous to hi- departure for Europe. l?v CoL James L. Curtis of thf* ell?. The party *a! duara ,tt reTentooneofthoMieprcadafortthir.il tit.- Lrlmd.i are so tamed, and midnight came before the dining mom ->".n deserted. Among tho guest* we noticed beside the noble KrrL Sir William Boyd. Governor Matbew, British C ns:il at Philadelphia, Col. Hamilton of the British Arm v. Jultro Campbell, It. Woiuwrighl, Mr. S. T. Jones, tec.. tec. The usual tousts were giveu. and responded t<> *ith happy effect : none more so than that hi honor of tho guest ot the evening. TtifMottso at tjir Tapkhnaoi k this Kv*n i.w.? 1 here is called, this evening, amass meeting ot our eiti/.eiu, at the Tals rcacle, to gi\e expression to their opposition to the mca?ure passed by the l ist Common Council, order ing Albnny street to be opened through Trinity Church graveyarU. This question has excited a great tlesl of reeling throughout the city, and particularly among the eld Knickerbockers, who have friend* anil reliti.-es sleeping there. Beyond doubt the meeting t > -ny.h* will be large and enthusiast ic, as scarcely an oil f.mily Is to be round in the city who has not a personal interest in this matter. Flltis>. ? A fire broke out last nhtht in the building No. 104 I'ulton street, in the third storv, occupied by Momrs^ Wcod te Hughes, silversmiths. The fire was put out before it roached beyond the atory in which it liad originated. The silverware "being put away In saros, was not injured. The stock in the lower story wa ? much damaged by water. The entire loss by fire and water amounted to about *1,000. Covered by insurance. Al>ont 10 o'clock in the evening the tire broke out in this placc the second time, and called ont tlie l ire 1 ?e partment. It wa* exlinguishcd without much dlflbniltj-. Ye*terday morning a lire was dlaoovered in the un nlshcd house No. 28 West Sixteenth afreet. It * is ex tinguished with a Tew palls of water; damage about $200. Vesterday afternoon another fire broke out in some straw in the stable 170 Mercer street, which was soon extinguished with a few pails of water, before any damage had been done. Bfeakixg tp a Bosk Boii.t<g nmRUftmnorr.? Mr. Down ing, the Pity Inspector, having been informed of an of fensive bone-boiling establishment existing In Fifty seventh street, near Lexington avenue, owned by Mr. 9. P.' Coleman, visited the premie-*, and there found the refnae or dead animals, such as sheep and horse head*, bones, Ac., creating an effluvia perfectly intolerable throughout the neighborhood. Mr. Downing forthwith required the stoppage of any further boiling, a* It be came a nuisance to the surrounding neighbors. It ia also said that on the carrion a number of pigs were fed, ami aold to the butohers aa country pork. Yesterday. Mr. Coleman, under the orders of the City Inspector, stopped any further operations. 'AttixfiMi Scion*. ? Yesterday afternoon a boarder at No. 100 Cedar atreet, named lloiiert Pi-ntley, attempted his own life by cutting his throat. I*. Van Ller waa sent for, who dressed the wound, and ordered him con veyed to the New York Hospital. It is supposed he will recover. PrnwmiU Inti'lll|(?iirc. Archbishop Hughes ia at Savannah. The Jti-piiUiran contradicts the flllibuster opinions in regard to Cuba ne urit* d to the Archbishop. Hon. Malcolm Cameron, PoUmaater General ?>f anivt-d in Philadelphia on the 27th instant, on hi? ?iy to Wat-hlngton. Amrrg the arrivals at the Pt. Nicholas, yesterday, were: ? lion. J. Walcot, Wi*conidn; Judge Jones, Toxs'i; Kllli Faker, Esq., Albany; Hon. J. O, Camp, Sandusky. Ohio; J. J,. Mart, F>q . , London ; Hon. W. Lloyd and f.iml ly, Liverpool; L. L. Robinson, Ktq.. Kentucky; O. Mur ray and lady, Belfast, Ireland; Capt. Mayor and f.iinlly, Montreal; Col. Molton, Augusta; C. }Iii>l>arl, Scben<vv tady; IJeut. Armstrong. British ermy; I?r. Howard, l/>n don; Robert Hunter, St. John, N. B. ; Cupt. Jamo* Day, Norwich. Hon. Thomas M. Foote, late Charge de Affaires to Aus tria: Hon. W. Howard, Virginia; .lame* H. Kdes, St. I/onia; Frank Moore, Boston; S. Witt, Cleveland; O. T. Austin, ,u#n Francisco; P. T. Iisinum, Bridgeport; Prof. Mcl-ane, Penn., arrived yesterday at the Metropolitan Hotel. H. F. North, Conn.; J. Degroot, Staten Island; Mr. Raton, J. McKensie, H. KIous, Charles Hale, Boston; C. Turner, Geo. , arrived yesterday at the Prescott. AMU VI LB. From Liverpool, In the steamship Africa? Mr and Mrs Mtyer, A TellUr, A W Manpeanx. Mr and Mr* Msrx, Mr and Mi>* Mnrrny, Mr ana Mrs Houseman, Mrs Mr era, Mr and Mr* 1'errin. Mr Lloyd lady and two children, J t C'onroT and lady, Messri Rubicos, Me**r* Yeowsrd. Ron *on*h. l'slmer. Pslne, RoMason, Litchfield, J M Tarrlsh, J Miirrray, Natvllla. Butterheld, Kngler, Bell, J Fra*er. S Til ley, J ( relner, J Renaud, Leokle, Cobjahoun. C Moyer, J Levy, J Hart. J Bondreau, tiilllat J Kin* (lordon, Wilson, A l?sndo. ('apt Stephens. Messrs A Gall, J l'arker, Hailli*, .1 Harrreare*, WH Merrill. J Leolair, H Ramsey. A Ledysrd. I Mr Lewl? Marehand, Mr Sears, Mr H Benjamin, Mr G B?n lamia. Mr Ilnfrh Frater, Mr MrDonald, Mr (Sunst, Mr I) C Vcrkin*. Mr Crawford, Mr Schnlk, Mr au<l Mrs Gordon ('apt L IWmier. Mr geirhsrd Power, Mr Win Thumas, Mr* Mm Thenar and four children, Mr Henry Virrian. Mr and Mrs John Corronder, Mr John J?me?, Mr William F?*nd Hnr. Mr Richard I'ridennc. John Slneook, Mr Mitch ell, Mr Hocking, Hichd A Gray. Mr* L l.nnirrais. Loni* Poullatn, Franeoi* FoaJlaia, Mrs K Taylor, Mr Albert Barber. Mr Trem*r? From Charleston, in ateamahip Marion ? Dr R A Kinloch, II F Camphell nnd lady. Mr* C B Hill and child. Mr* Hen dermn, MrsHoeUel. Miss Henry. Mis* Kelly, C M Inne*. O I Peek, Mrs Smith Miss Smith, G Lnsadorf, J II Danforth, Mr* Godwin, Miss Bryant, J II Henderson, G F. Dnl.ote, Jn.> n Waley and lady, l>r Ttirnhull, A Tnrnhnll, Mr Jenkins. G Perkins, Dr Hewing, Mis* M Gcrham. Thomas Dixon. Mr* Chadwlrk, I Mytrs and lady. Capt Day W ? Newwmb -75 I* the ?l??taj?, ARRIVAL OF THE AFRICA. THREE DATS LATER FROM EfR0W? Our Lonilcn, Porta, and UoJislantiiopto CorrespoudeDM. THE EUROPEAN WAR. BAUDS' AT XTOT VJkXJJOt. Xfo Important Xfewa from the Seat of War. The Preparation! for the Departure of the British Baltic Fleet. Special English military UMee (? Um Bolted States* THE GREEK INSURRECTION. THE LAST PROPOSITION FROM TOE CZAt. I The Bonbtftal Attitude of Prussia. RUMORED INSURRECTION IN TURKEY. , THE POPE AND THE WAR. The Special Mission of General James Watson Webb to England. I The Desire of the Western Powers I# Conciliate the United States. RECALL OF THE SPANISH MINISTER FROM LONDON. Slight Decline in Consols, Cottsa and Breudstutife. SHIPWRECK OF TWO AMERICAN SHIPS, Ac., Ac., &c. 'lhe C'unard mail steamship Africa, Obtain Ilarruoa. from Liverpool, arrived at 8 o'clock yesterday mornlaf galled tl.cnce on Saturday morning, the 11th inatMrt, at half-past nine o'clock. She Las bad a very atomy pa'ssge. Kulcfhl lias nol fallen. Tin- statement of the captufa of tliat important military point, published in an extra of the London Mmvitnj Herald received by the Pacilc, ! turns out to havi been a most barefaced falsehood. Ther I had been no attack upon the place. TLere is nothing Important from the seat of war. 1 Poire excitement bus l?m occasioned in commercial j ircles by a n< tification nude by be i'arl of Clarendon to ! lnitUh uitrcbants in Riga. inloruing them (under data J 1 ebruary ItHh) tloit in the event of war all Russian pra I f'uee will Le liable to capture und confiscation, even if it j 1 e the lenajid e property of Rritl-li subjects domiciled to ! Russia, and oven if chipped in neutral vessel*. The messenger conveying the ultimatum of France ui England to the Czar, requiring- hiin to withdraw his troop* from Turkey within a specified period, left Viema on Tuesday, the 7th. for St. Petersburg. Neither tht Austrian nor the Prussian government has joined too Western Powers In this act Austria is (till exclusively inii nt on securing the tranquillity of the Sclavee on Mh sides of tho Danube. This ia the leading idea of an oA ciitl document published at Vienna on Tuesday, 7th, fat | which the demands made by France and England oa Ru-sia are cbaracteriied aa thoroughly just and in ac cordance with the interests of Euro; e. It is thua added 1 that to the Us*. ? (that ia, to the preaent date) ? A oat risk ' has done her duty to Europe, and now the sole duty of i her government !s to maintain the interests of the Eto j pire. It is stated that the Czar had sent what purported to be proposals of pen to Vienna; the reception of which i utfir.-tgnve rise to hopes of an accommodation. Tha ' London Atari says that when the prodigal* were exam ined i> was fouml Mint they oontained all the inadmlsel blo demands of previous Russian projects. The aapta sentathes of F rar.ee, England, Austria and Prussia de cided that the new project does not come up to tha re quisitions of the last protocol to which they had set their nam w, and that it could not, therefore, be entertained. Cotton was irregular in quotation*, occasionally farer j ing buyer*. I Breadstuff* were lower. J Consols a 01. The market for American stocks daring the week hat i been quiet and stea ly, with little change in prioM. M \ ted States federal stocks and the bonds of the leadbc States continued in favor. The market was, however, to Mime extent affected by the political suspense by which I the transactions In all other departments of the stock market were sensibly curtailed. D. Bell, Son k Co. quote: I United States 6 per cent bonds, 1806 09* a 100* I Do. C per cent bonds, 1862. 106 a 107 I)o, fi per cent bonds, 1868 110 a 110* I)o 0 per cent ins. stock, 1807-8. 109* a 110* Pennsylvania ft per cents 78 a 80 Do. 5 per cent bonds, 1877 84* a 86* Ohio 6 per cents, 1870 104 a 10k Maryland ft per cent sterling bonds 04 a M Virginia 6 per cent bond*, 1880 06 a M Do. 5 per cent sterling bonds. 1888.. . 08 a 01* Boston city d per cent, 188J 07 a N ? Do. 4>i per cent sterling bonds 102 a ? I Montreal city fl per ccnts, 1857-8. . ?? 8? a OT ! New Orleans city 6 per cent bonds, 1803.. . 83 a W Belvidere Dela'e ? peT ct. 1st mte con., 1877 00 a ? Cincinnati ft St. Louis 7 per cent 1st mte.. 00 a 01 Chicago k Mississippi 7 per cent 1st mte.. 88* a 80* Michigan Central 8 per cent 1st mte 101 a 103 Pennsylviinia Cen RK 6 per cents, 1880. . .. 08 a OS* New York iiErie 7 percents 1st mte, 1808-0.106 a 1M Do. do. 7 per cent 2d mte oon., 1860 04 a M Do. do. 7 per cent 3d mte. 1883 ... . W* a ??* l>o. do. 7 percent convertible, 1802 8d a ? Holders in I<ondon of the bonds of the Bank of Peaaa cols, guaranteed by the treaty of Florida, were Invited to meet on the 11th inat. to take measures for preferrto; their claims on the United States government. Queen Victoria held a levee at St. James Pa'aoe on to* 8th inat, st which Mr. Buchanan presented to the Qaeaa Mr. William H. Walsh, attach* to the U. 8. legation, Mr. Upham, American Commissioner of Claims ocder treaty I ?ith Great Rrltiin; Gen. J A. Thomas, Councillor; and Nathaniel L. Iphem, Secretary of the same OommlaeloB. The Belf^a!> Minister presented Mr. H. Solvyna, Belgiaa | Charge at Washington. A large number of oSoers going I on foreign servicc were presented by the Commander-in Cl'ief and tard Raglan. Among civilians we notice tha 1 names of Justice Des Barres, of Newfoundland; Mr. Fairbanks, Q. C., Nova Scotia, and others. The London Olobe of the evening of the 10th iaataat contains the following paragraph : ? j It it nnv underrtnotl that IK' I'rnttian Cabinet hag rv futrd to join in the alliance viih tht Western Po wars. ?Tbe Vienna Cabinet, in a despatch to the French govern ment. states that, in presen -c of the declaration mada by Prussia, Austria requires to be very guarded, and alea requires time to enable her to exercise her Influence over the Germanic IXet, so as to establish a line of polioy be tween the German Powers In eon o mity with the policy [ of the great Western Powers In the question ot tha j East. I The Kuror?nn Times of the 11th lost, gives the follow ing paragraph. We before alludod to the fact that of ficers had been ordered to this country on thia business Iieut. Col Burn, of the Roval Artillery, accompanied by Mr Anderson, of the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, lure proceeded to the United States fqr the pur pew at