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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 6476. MORNING EDITION-THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1854. PRifE TWO CENTS. E W S BY TELEGRAPH. liHLY INTERESTING FROM WASHINGTON. portant Movement on the Nebraska Question. PBOP06ED (SUBSTITUTE FOR THE BILL it Soil Candidate for II. S. Senator in Conneetieut. | TERRIBLE STORM AT THE SOI TH, 4c., 4c., 4c. -rjr intmstlng and Impoitnut fiom VV?h> Ingtoa. NE.IKASKA QUESTION?A NEW COMPROMISE THE TAPIS?MR. CUTTING'S CONTEMPLATED SUBSTITUTE FOU THE HOUSE BILL. Wakujkoto*, May 17. 18.74. 7e ha-.<- bora hurried to the present crisis upon the braska question without due preparation for ttie con jluences. Great difficulty liaa beon experienced by the - York hard sheila to come up to tho open repeal of Missouri restrictions, in spite of their hostility to administration. Un the othor sole, the New jrk soft shells, or Van Buren free soilors, though |ted br the admiuistration till they are fat and sleek Ih the spoils, generally oppose tho bill, with here and ireadooging exception, who gives it a lift now and upon some outside Issue not calculated to exas Jate lii? constituents. i view of these and other more important embarrass Juis connected with the prosent bill, Mr. Cutting had onference with Judge Douglas a few days ago, on tho hediency of introducing into the House, and of adopt ? as a substitute for Richardson's bill, a new bill for asks aud Kansas upon the exact principles of the or 1c laws for New Mexico and Utah, as passed by Congress [i860. That is to sav, instead of repealing tho Missouri apromi-e, Mr. Cutting proposes to turn tho question br to the people of Kansas and Nebraska, in practical |>dience to the doctrine of Congressional non interven i in the domestic concerns of slavery. Mr. Cutting's fa is certainly the only one entirely consistent with " principles of the compromise measure* of 1850." [" ist was done for Utah and New Mexico he proposes to i > for Kan.vas and Nebraska?leave the question of sla- | ?ry entirely to the people thereof, whero it properly | ?ongs. be Mexican local laws over Utah and New Mexico, ac Fired with these Territories, interdicted African slavery, piegreat question between the North and South respect these Territories, was whether these local laws eon tued in force or ceased to exist with the acquisition of i country t It vras compromised by turning over the oblem to the decision of the people themselves. Under authority, the Territorial Legislature of Utah has polished the Mexican laws prohibiting slavery, and jwes have been admitted into Utah. Slaves, also, have en admitted into New Mexico without any specific ation upon the Bubject. Yet nobody believes that '.her New Mexico or Utah, in becoming a State, will be 'mt a slave State. The laws of God, as Mr. Webster pressed it. are againBt the establishment of Blavery in ther of those Territories, where it cannot be made to ffiy expense*. 1 nnoevtaud that Mr. Cutting has Leon to Now York, cd that, upon consultation with some of the leading na onal democrats, IH lia* been urged by them to bring Lrward his .-ubstitute in the llousc, ss a sa'idhetory a I jistment in a national an 1 in a party view of the case, efore the expiration of the week, ther fore, Mr. Cut fng will probably introduce his proposition: and though > will be the eleventh hour, it is quite possible that it jiay be successful in giving a new, satisfactory and paci l shape to tlie.wliole question, in all its aspects,partisan ad aectioual. There will be a conference here, we un leratand. upon the subject to-morrow, among the friends r tho bill. THIRTY-THIRD CONGRESS. FIRST SESSION. Senate. Washington, May 17, 1851. A lew petitions were presented. PRIVATE BUI.. A bill Tor tlie relief of J. W. Kelly, Muil Contractor in lorida, was taken up. and after a debate as to the rea ons why Kelly's contract was discontinued, the bill was assed. RAII BO AD BIGHT OF WAY IB MICHIGAN. Mr. Shields, (dem.) of 111.; reported a bill granting the "ort Huron and Lake Michigan Railroad Company, the ight of way through the military reservation at 1'ort iratiot, which was taken np and passed. THE NAVY. Mr. Mallobt. (dem.) of I'a., reported a bill promoting he efflcienc" of the naval service. THE DARIES EXPEDITION. Mr. Clayton, (whig) of Del., referred to the rescue of Lieut. Strains' surveying party, by a boats crew from .he British vessel Virago, and offered a joint resolution expressing the sense of Congress of their conduct. It [ provides that the President of the United States be re vested to procure gold medals, with suitable devices? cne to be presented to Commander Edward Marshall, of [fiier Britannic Majesty's ship Virago; one to W. C. lor ?yth, Fiist Lieutenant of the Virago: one to Dr. William Ross; and one to Paymaster W. IT. Sills, as a testimo nial of national gratitude for their hum. no and generous ill-directed efforts in e\ten('.in,* timely re :onduct and well lief to the surviving party under the command of lieutenant Strain, and saving from inevitable death thirteen suffering Americans?to be paid for out of the Treasury. The second section gives to each of the crew engaged in the rescue, as evidence of the high sense entertained by Congress of their generous assistance. THI AFRICANIZATION OP Ct'BA. Mr. Mam.oby's resolution of yesterday. concerning the Africanization of Cuba, was taken up. He said lie desired x.o debate now; all he wanted was to have the resolu tion referred. Mr. Sumner said it was impossible to refer that resolu tion without impliedly, at least, giving the assent of the Senate to Ita statement Mr. Clayton did not think the mere reference of the resolution committed the Senate to its language. Mr. Chase said the resolution contained an assertion of certain facta and deductions therefrom, Rnd to adopt it, even by a reference, was to give the assent of tno -enate to the assertion that these facts were correct. He could not by silence asqnioscc in that course, though I.e would not oppose any resolution of inquiry. Mr. Ptuart proposed to amend the resol ution by direct ti g the committee to inquire if the facts Stated in the r- solution were so. This was agreed to. and the revolution referred. PRINTING RETORT*. Mr John ox reported in favor of printing tBree thou sand copies of Capt. Fitgreave's report of the exploration of the Colorado, and five thousand copies of Capt. Marey's report of the exploration of Red River. Adopted. TUB INDIGENT INSANE TILL Was taken up. Mr Hbowk read a speech for an hour sustaining the Constitutionality and expediency of the bill. The subject was then postponed. Fl'SII-HISO THE DEBATES?INT8RB-11NO- DI'f'CMMO.V. ? The resolution to authorise the SfntiiyJ to publish the ~*nate debates, copied from tho 6'lotx, In full, at 84 50 per column, waa oaken np and a long debate eniued, ex tending until after four o'clock. Mr orrAnj moved an amendment authorizing the Stn '.ind, Union and JnUUiacncr to publish the debates with in forty-eight hours after their appearance in tho G'/oi*. at $4 So, sad subscribing for 6,022 additional copies of the Congressional (Aobe and appendix. Mr. Bbwbt accepted this in lieu of hie own resolution. Mr. Stdabt then oppose! the whol* proposition as in volvlngaa unnecessary expense of over 850.000 each Congress for the republication of the debates in these three pa tiers. He appealed to democratic Senators to l?use and consider the propriety of giving 817,000 to sustain a paper which, In the editorial colums of to day, contained an article assailing the President and Secretary of State by name, and abusing democratic officers of State by name, and abusing democratic officers ap pointed by the administration. Ho read the article in question. Mr, Bright regretted the Senator had opened that sub ject. He would not go Into it because ii would be un proltabl*. If he went Into that subject he might go too far perhaps in'endorsing some of the statement* contain ed in that article. He endorsed no attack on the Presi dent. but he wms one of those who never hod, and never would have any association with that branch of free soil era prof easing to belong to the democratic party. Mr. Wei in also regretted the speech of the Senator from Michigan, which could have no other effect than getting np a difference in the democratic party for the amnoenipnt of whig Senatois. He was a member of tho democratic party, and stood upon ita principles. He was a follower of the President only so rar as the Presi deffit stood npon the principles of that party. It was well known that many democratic Se nators lis.I dissapproved of the course of the administration In the distribution of It* patronage. The old lino members thought that those who betrayed the nln 1848 ought now to occupy the lowest, and not ighest seats in the potfticei church. He denied tho right pr power of U* senator to road the SfntinH out of the part/. That paper, on ali questions of pr'n ciple. bad been, ami would be ai Mtuudly democratic as the Bcualor himself. Mr. bTi ART disclaimed any attempt to rea l th ? paper oat of the party. He had called the attention of demo cratic Senators to the fact that this was a proposition to lich assailed i? put $17,000 in the pocket of u paper which name the 1'iesidcut and Secretary of State Mr. Wkukb replied, asserting that uitout two thir ls of the article read from the StiUiH'l mot the coruial ap proval of his judgment, lie had uo doubt but some of those now in the party would hare to part company This administration came into power by the votes of all kinds and sorts of parties?democrats, lire eaters, b irn burners, free soilcrs. Ac , Ac. The party was not healthy It required purging. The purgatire would, if a good one, weaken the atrength of the party, but would tend greatly to improve the general health, (Daughter ) Mr Brown protested against an\ one saying tint any portion of the detuocrutic party, or auy section was n >t pure, honest, and patriotic, t'u'.ar an 1 Brutus are honorable men. We are all honorable men. It was as honest a party "as ever existed. Mr. Raicek?As ever willeiist. (IauUiter.) Toe debate was continued by Messrs. (Jwin and Fitr Patrick in opposition to the resolution. No question waa taken, and at hall'-past four o'clock the Senate adjourned. Home of Representative*. Vssnmns, Sisy 17, lJdl The House went into committee on Tin: KRtlKASKA 111 1,1. Mr. Ready. (whig) of Tenn , stated that he p eferrel tho Senate bill to the amendment proposed by the gentle man from Illinois. (Mr. Richardson,) but at the same time he should not be rery scrupulous in looking at every minutiir of the bill, so as to hunt out objections to the substitute. inasmuch ns he perceived the amendment em bodies the great principle on which the bill is baaed, and jnasmurh as there is a difference only in points of minor imiiortance. He was willing to take either the Sen lie bill or the amendment, ills perty views were dlllcrent from those of the administration, but this should not control his action hei-e on a great national question. Mr. EtHKKiDOK, (whig) of Teuo., asked whethor the majority had not been endeavoring to force on an unwill ing people a measure for which they have never askr i. If the liotibc had been left to itself, free from threats and promisee, from the other end of the avenue, a tlro-i land caucusssa and cabinet consultations could not have prevented the bill from being buried so deep that it would never have been heard of again, and there would have been no mourners, excopt those who keep watch near what wns supposed at one time to be its dying couch. He desired to bo hoard from the Southern"por tionof the country, and argued that neither they nor any person could be bcnoQttsd by the repeal of the Mis souri compromise. On the contrary, nothing but dan f cr could grow out of the madness now started In'o life, n couctusion. he said a gcnflemnn from Kentucky (Mr. Cox.) bus called this a whig measure. This reminded liiin of an anecdote which lie would tell with permission of the committee. [Cries from every dlroctlm, "Tell it ?tell It." He said: Capt. Miller was a well Uuown cap tain on the Mississippi river. The clerk seeing a man afar off on the shore waving a torch, rounded up the bout, when the mun loudly called out to know whether Captain Miller was on board. On receiving an efflrmative response, he said lie wanted to see him; but this request was met. by the clerk with the remark, that tliv captain, having been up late, was asleep. Said the clurk, "Tell me your business and I'll attond to it for you." '"No, no," raid the other, "1 must see him; he is a very near relative of mine." '? To what extent?" inquired the cletk. "Why, he is tho father of my wife's Urstchil 1 I" (Excessive and long continued laughter.) Bo, said Mr. Ktherldge, if a court were convened to inquire into the paternity of the Nebraska bill, they would soy Judge Douglas is the father of this child. (Renewed laugh ter ) Mr. Olivfr (whig), of Mo., said he hut no anecdote to produce laughter. That which the gentleman who last spoke had related, he apprehended was for the purpose of diverting the atiention of the House. The Missouri compromise did not give repose to a distracted country; the North repudiated it in one year al ter its passage, and the recoids prove this. While he was speaking, at half-past two o'clock, a tremendous storm of wiud and rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning, hurst forth, causing great com motion in the hall. Owing to the darkness and rattling of the windows, he suspended his remarks for ten minutes. The chandelier bad to be lighted, but by the time Mr. Oliver finished the sun came out. Mr. PiNNFrr, (whig) ofN. Y., s.iid?The bill, by the repeal of the Missouri compromise, would extend slavery to territory now free. If this Is not the object ?f the bill, such will be its effects. The compromise measures of 1850 were passed to settle forever the difficulty arising out of slavery. Now, contrary to promises, we have a new, reckless. Mid wanton agitation thrust upoo us unnecessarily, without reason. TTie hill originate.! in Washington, without any expressed desire for it from any section of the country. The repeal of the Missouri compromise would bring the Union to the verge of dis solution. Push this bill, and another slave S'ate will never come into this confederacy. Mr. Stuai'B. (detn.) of Pa., obtained the floor at half past four o'clock, but gave wsy to Mr. Brickknbjdoe. (dim.) of Ky.. who, in order to give a full opportunity for debate, moved that the Mouse take s recess till seven o'clock. Mr. Barb, (whig) of N. Y-, thought It would be too se vere a tax to keep meml>ers here till midnight. Mr. Hi"':his, (dem.) of N. Y-, asked for a division on the qnesti'n. The C'haibman remarked?If the House divided, it would be found without a quorum. Not more than thir ty members were present. Mr. Stuavb refused to give way for en aJjcnrnment, and spokein favor of the Nebraska bill. He could see no occasion for a hostile feeling on this subject, and why (he ocean should be tempest tossed to waft a fea ther or drowr. a lly. To his mind there was one simple question involved, and that wra the right of the people to govern themselves, and for this he earnestly con tended. At half-past live the House took a recess until seven o'clock. At the time fixed for re-s-sembling there were hut twenty members in attendance. Mr. Wad*, (free soil) of Ohio, exposed the inconsis tencies of what lie termed this "'deceitful and lying bill." Jf, he said, you amend the bill and say, all the male population of these Territories shall determine their institutions for themselves by a popular tote, then I will cea>e my feeble opposition to this measure, and cease to agitate the question before the people of the country, but you shall not determine the col r of the people to take this matter into their own handa. or you must say black persona are not people. There will be an end to the controversy, and I think I am warranted in saying every opponent of the bill will withdraw his objection to it, and we will carry out the doctrine of non-intervention, and bring it here to the District of Col .ir.bia, anl say to Congress, '-hands off." In reply to the gentlemen who had preceded him. he said slavery would certainly go there if you tako down the fence which now guards the Territories. The committee rose at eight o'cl" k. nobcly being dis posed to speak, and the Hou-e adjourned. From Connecticut. NOMINATION OK A FREK SOH.ER FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATE?PASSAGE OF THE ANTI-NEBRASKA RESOLUTION. Harti-ort>, May 17, 185-1. Tliis evening, in the Whig Legislative Caucus, Francis Gillette, free toil, was nominated for United States Sens liar for the short term, and Lafayette 8. Foster, Speaker of the House, for the full term. The auti Nebraska resolutions Which mere passed by our State Senate yesterday, by a vote ot 16 to 1, passed the House to-day by yeas 14S to nays 57- The re-olutions were as followsr? Whereas. A Mil is bow pending in tiro Cor.rress of the Cnite-I States for the orranirntion of tie Territories of Kan in and Net raeka, I y which the eighth s.etlon of the set preparatory to tho admission of Mi*?curi, approved March 8, 1890, la declared inoperative aad told? Rt.Vved, fcr ibis ('.enersl Asscm) ly. That the form if the prohibition of slavery, in the act of lfJP, as well a. !?? in corporation in sn a ;t desi|ned to ho IrrspeilnMo, pledged the public faith, to -he whole extent of tie power of Ccn grcis so to do. arain.t my rep-al of the probianion so tnatted, and tbst the people of Connecticut l.art.- fterei'ore rslisd nfon the perpetuity of that enactment, with full ccnf.dcoce in the in'egrity and l.r ncr t j'.h of the national government and of thosa states which sustain the Institu tion of slavery within their own ior sdi -tit n. Resolved i hst in t e name and in rehalf ofthe people of this State, we pr< test seainc. tbe proposed rt-ptsl o.'th-r prohibition of slavery iu the art r repanatorf to the admis sion of Missouri at a violation 11 the national faith, a. do st rue tire of mutual coctlden -e hetwcoa tba States of this Union, as sxposiBc tho Union dscif to imminent ptril, and as inconsistent witn the lundetetntal principles of natural justice. KotoWed, That we declare our feed purpose never to consent to the less I or actnal admission of slavery into the territory from which it was ? minded 1 y tho act of 1*3), or to the admi.eion of slsvehi Idin- -"tttt' ; the people of Con necticut ourht to awaken to the a-rresaive cbererurof slavery as a politi al | wer. and to lit existence, whenever It ec mes constitutionally within the reach of federal legis lation. Re solved, That this Gene-sl Assembly hereby Jertares itself ready to co-operate wit:, other States, in any legal snd constitutional measure* whi h tne existlor crisis or its eoatei|nence? rholi demand fcr the pre- station o( onr rights. aad In <lefen> e of liberty. Resolved, That ccr Stealer* "in Concrete be instructed, and that our Representatives ho earnestly requested. to op pose, by all lawful means, end to the last extremity, the Mil under consideration,with the clause abrogating the pro httion of slavery, hnowrn at the Missouri '.'--.rnpromie. Resolved. That a eony of these resolntlons fe transmitted to the Benatore and Representatives of this ^tst", in the Congress of the United Statos, to be by them laid before that body, and the Executives of the several States in tie Union. Irvfrr *<orm In the South, stud I.oee of Life. WaIJK.ro.v. Xlnv 17, 1854. A tremendous alorm of wind and rain, accompanied with thunder and lightning, broke over thin citv hetwen two and three o'clock thisaitornoon, during wtiich a lady residing in the First ward waa killed. Haitimorm, May 17, 1854. Tl.o wall of one of the atorea on Light streat, destroyed 1 v fire on Sunday, was hlown down by the gust of wind this sfternoon, killing Wilson L. Llovd, of the firm of McKlderry k Lloyd, and a clork named Hamuol C. Atkin son. They were In an office adjoining tbe wall, and which was crushed by the fall. Deetrurtlwr Fire In Lewer Uinads. Mosrrnnai. Kay 17, 1954 The village of 31 Hyacinth* WM a'-taovt wholly lei troyed by ffre, to d?y. ffore Marine Disasters. L0I?3 OF kUiV III.ACK HAWK SKA?FOHTt7t'*TE rkscote or iikk passknokks and cbkw. The ship Currituck, of Norfolk. Captain Foster, from Antwerp, arrived at this port jOuterlay, hiving on board Captain Bunker, liia crow, and 350 passenger*, rescued from tbe ship Black Hawk, from Liverpool for New Vorl tost at sea on the 23d of April. The following is the report of Captain Foster, of the Currituck ? April 21st, at 5 I' M . tat 47 30, long 33 24 came up sith the wreck of skip Black Hawk, Capt. Bunker, from Liverpool for New York, dismasted and leaking bad!/. The ship Dcrigo and British bark Caroline were laying by lier taking off passenger*; having more than they could take, my assistance was required. Shortened sail and lay by the wreck until morning. April 22d?All the boats belonging to the different ships were employed transport ing pasFcngcr* on board of our ship until four P. M , by which time we had 250 souls on l>oard, the wind now blowing so strong as to render any farther communication with the ship exceedingly dangerous. During the night the triad b.ew a strong galo. At 11 P. M. loet eight of the wreck. 284.?At 8 A. M. it fell culm, with thick baay weather. At 12 midday it cleared up a little, and we (Ficovercd the wreck bearing S. S. K, and at ll fO 1" M came up to her and hove lo until the luern ng of the 'Jlth.'when we found that the galo had caused hrr leak to increase so that all horns of saving l.er bad vanished. "lbe ('uridine had parte I from ui during the gale, nud the lai, lish bark Good Intent had (Oiue up and took some of tbo pass engers. This day we si ccteced n taking oil nil the passengers an 1 cr.-w. wo bauiug token the second time 108 passengers, Captain Bunkev, the doctor, the sc.iond mato and eighteen of the ciew. Wo 1 ad our full share of the pmsengors pre viously. Of the |iasjengers taken from the wrock by n?, 198 wi re l.nglish and liisb, and 158 Germans?making ill all 350. At 0 P. M. of the 2.1th, while taking in our hosts a biig came up and hove to closo by tho Dingo, and we supposed took some of her passengers. The brig was hence hound to Glasgow. The following is (sipt. Bunker's report:? left Liverpool April 4, at 4 P. M., with a crow, i eluding captain and officers, of thirty live men, and woven hundred and ninety adult passengers and two in cat in, making altogether, including infants, eight hun tired and fifty eight. Nothing of note occurred nutil April 15. when we observed the barometer fulling. Wind S W. look in light sails, nnd prepared for a blow. Sea increasing loth?Glass still falling, and the wind veer ing arouud to N. P., and then to N. W. Sea running in all directions. Concluded we were going to have very had weather. Kept the ship under very short sail. Lat. 48J20 N . long 30 2. Monday, 17th?Glass down to 28 itfg . and falling. Wind, ufler backing to N. W. around to about N , blew a perfect hurricane. Took in fere and mlzren topsail. At !' P. M , wind increasing. The toj gallant masts went, carrying away head of fore tormast. Soon the lore and mninmaet tell, and at mid night lost the mi/renmnst", nil close to tho deck. Tho mainmast fell inboard, and smashed the cabin, the topsail yard going through tho rnui i deck without injuring any person, but rippiug up the deck so as to cutis* the water to (low down a perfect avalanche. The heel of the main mast fell on the pumps, smashing them down to the deck. Tho mtr.zemnast swept olf all tho sky light* and broke in tbt leoside of tho cabin, eau-iag the water to flow uown tliero very freely. The fore-mast went under tho ship's bottom, and wo wore fortunate to get clear of It, but not till It had thumped so long there as to make the ship leak badly. Cut away a portion of main mast' and got a temporary break rigged to one pump, and got the steernge passenger* to work boiling and pumping while the crew were clearing the wreck. Found 0 feet water in tbe hold. Tuesday. 18th.?Pump ing. bailing, and clearing the wreck, and throwing cargo overboard. Wednesday, l'.'th?lat. 47, N., long. 35.30, W.; at 6 A.M. a large ship passed so near we could see six feet below her waist from lier deck. At 11 A. M. the hark Caroline, of I'oole, (Kog ,) cam-- in sight, and ot 12. meridian, she answered our signal and came to our relief, tVe were employed as usual, heaving cargo overboard, pumping and baling, and the crew get ling up spars to rig a jury mast. Began transporting the women passengers into tbe bark. Oar long boat had been stove too bad to repair, but the other boats we could repair sufficient to use them. The captain of the bark rent his boat, and we got about one hundred and forty passengers on board in safety; but a man who at tempted in the night to go on board the bark by the he.wscr that we had fast to Ucr fell and was drowned. Thursday, kith?Light airs and buflling; ship labored In cessantly, to as to make It dangerous to stand on deck. The ship Pirlgo, Capt. Young, c ame along and olfered every astisiunco in his power, and it was deemed advisa ble to got the pasrengers out as soon as possible, as it was evident the ship could not survive. All the boats employed in getting out pas.-angcrs, provisions nnd water, and the pumps going. Friday morning?The ship Corri tuck. of Norfolk, Capt. Foster, came up, and the next day *11 tbe boats ot all ths ship* wero employed till the wind came on to blow too bard to pass any more. All hope of saving the ship was no w abandoned, ax passen ger* and crew were worn down with fatigue, nnd the car penter reported water up over th* cargo in the hold, wlilcli was seven and a btlf feet. Saturday night was a gloomy Diglit: pumps kept going, sent up rockets and burnt hire lights all night, in order that, the sli'pa might not lose sight of us. 23d?Thick weathor; when it cleared saw Liiigo and a strange bark; they came up in tbe evening and took somo passengers. 24th?The Currituck got back, and these gentlemen (to whom I am under the greatest obligations for their untiring exer tionx, together with their mates and crew) effected, v ilhijut the loss of an individual, the transportation of all the rest of the passengers from the wreck: and we [ left her. her lower hold half full of water, and she a perfectly hopeless wreck. The Black Hawk was a fine vessel of 1.600 tons, and | valued at #100.000. TOTAI. DESTRUCTION OF THK SHIF \V. H. HARBECK BV FIRE. Tlie ship W. H. Harbeck, Capt. Marshall bound to Mo bile, while at anchor at the Southwest Spit, took fire in the forward port of the hold, yesterday morning about three o'clock, and is a total lose. She had on board TOO kalea of hay. ('apt. M. bad been below but a short time when the alarm of fire was given, and on his coming on deck used every exertion to get the fire under. At nine o'clock the atcamtug Achillea, Capt. Reynold.', came alongside, when a hawser was got to the ship, the anchor chains slipped, and she started with her towards the Narrows: but the flamra increasing, and having once burned the hawser off. and the flames driving ail hands out on the bowsprit, was obliged to abandon her for the time and take them oil . After sards got a hawser to the larboard fore rigging, and towed her a-hore on the west bank, where she was scuttled. The W. H. II. was about six years old, and was ownel bt MessiO. Ilarbcck & Co., ol' Wall si reel. Croat praise is due to Capt. Baker, of the British ship Julb. who. witli his flirt otiicer and crew, rendered val uable assistance to Capt. Marshall in his endeavors to save the ship. Also to Captain (iirard. of t he ship I 'a - kotab. Theic was a dense fog at the time the fire broke out, with a fre=h breeze from the aoutheast, and it was ex i tremely fortunate that the sreamtug Achilles came to i the ship's aid when ?he did, for if she ha l got adrift among the large fleet of vessels at anchor at the rpit, 1 detained by head wind, a vast deal of damage would have been done. Captain Marshall, his officers and crew came up to the city last evening, having saved nothing but wb.it they stood in. Rioutslyn City Intelligence. | Kim's Count cot rt or Gkxbhi. !?i>-s!on?? Before | .In-ge Moore and Justice btilwell arid fltrykar.?Thomas i 1!> an was placed on trifl befor? this court, cn an inui :t mcnt for burglary in the tliird dtgie". on the charge of forcibly entering the carit'nter shop of Morris Sherman, in March of la at v ear. and .tealir.g taercfrom a number of tools. He was convicted, .-rcntencc was ros rved. Bobert Steel was tried on sn indictment cb.irg r.g him with grsnd larceny.in stealing $102 from Jam"? -in"! herd, in February last. " Ibe evid' r..-e ?a? conflicting, and the jury was unable to agree. Tho priaoner was thereupon remanded. lh' mas Wilson and Charles Martin, who were detected one -uu'lay night about three months since, in 'ntciing a number of" hail doors in Fulton street with false kcjs. sen arraigned en sn indictment for b irglary In the lirat I dfgt'c Tbe i.vic'< m e of i p< n'np eor? and entering ho i'cs I was plain, but it waa not shown that they stole any thing. They wer? ponviefbd and sentenced to the state prison lor ? the term of ten yesrseach. Francis Ilegenburg, a yeuth aged about eighteen, was ; arralpnod on an indictment for burglary in the third de 1 gi?e, in entering the house of T. A. New mm, in Fulton I street, and stealing therefrom an overcoat and a rest. | He pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to the State prison 1 for the term of three year*. Jacob Meyer, found in company with the above prisoner at the time of hia aneat. waa released?no evidence being brought forward to implicate him Boy Killed?A little boy, named Thomas Waters, about nine tears of sec. was acme "'ally killed yester day morning in const ? i liic lalHng of a crane, at the corner of I'rosfoc- . 'iteta. which wsa used in lowering gas pip- - in tho excavations prepared for their reception. The pm.y waa carTied to the parents' residence in York street. FoutD I p.owxip at Fort Haxiiton?The body of a man, apj arcntly a German, was discovered in a shad net near Fort Hamilton, on Tuesday moi nlng. Ho appeared to be about forty rears of ago. "had dark hair, was fire feet six inches in height, and had on a pair of striped pantaloons, dark cotton flannel drawers, coarse shots snd woolhn socks. An inquest wss held by Coroner Henly, and a verdict in accordance with the facts was rendered. The remains were taken to the county Alms house for Interment. Fortsp Trad is the Stum ?Patrick Dunn, who had i been laboring under severe Illness for several daya. pro ceeded to take a walk in Baltic atreet yesterday. when he fell upon the pavement, on account ol weakness, and immediately expired. His body was conveyed to his late reeldence. ActinnaiiiiT Deowxkd ?A colored man, named Iarael Petereon, was drowned on Saturday night last In Qravee end Bay. by the npeetting of hia skiff, with which he at Thseki tempted to croea. The akiff was found bottom upwards, but the body was not recovered, j Reception of Kx.PrrilcUni FlUaott In thr Metropolis. j As ft was unJeevtood thai ex President Flltonre wooki , pass through this city on bij way b.>me t? Buffalo ? j committee was appointed by the Board of Couacilrmen to I receive bins, and offer him the hospitalities of New YWk Nothing could bo more gratifying to himself and bis , numerous friends, than the cordial and magnificat re | ceptien he met at each city through which ho passion , his tour through the South. It wa# throughout a fW | umplial journey of successive ovation. from |K>int to 1 j point, including every important city or town from the beginning to the end of hi. tour, south of the Ohio river and Mason & Dixon's line. No Northern ax-Pre.ld.nt ha. ever received more flattering testimonial, or public approbation in the Southern States, than Mr. Fillmore ?n his late excursion. And why i, this f Si..i,4v because as the chief executive officer of the country,'to faith full* adhered to the constitution and the law. of the Unjr regnrdba. of ah the clamors of the Northern agl It was net to be supposed, therof.re, that tlie grant city of New Fork would allow him to pass bv witlwmt abo testify mg in -some mnnn(,r ,u hi(,h appr^cbtion hla public service.. At least the Common Council thoug.it so ; and one branch of M-the Board or Coun cilmcn?appointed a cojmiittee to make suitable ar rongements for bis reception; cou-iatingof Messrs Fry Kimbark and Belden. These gentlemen proceeded yea! teiday to Philadelphia to acquaint Mr. Fillmore witli'the action of the Common Council, and to request hi??to do lay bis departure for a short time, so as to givo them an opportunity of competing their arrangements for his [to?2T 1aiu7G38em?nU ,l0Wever' ,VPrP B0 P^'^lng, that he found it impo-shie ta comply with their req.ie.t ant their preparations were not 10 complete and sat is factory as they desired. After breakfast.,!* wllh .he ex Frt sldent. (key started for New York with the intelll; fffnee tliat lie could not rcmcin at Philadelphln'tlll to day, as they expected, and that he might be expe'eted at ^eulh Amboy about 4 o'clock. The committee arrived here about 11 yesterday morning; and. at that late ' .having but tlireo or four hours to complete their arrangements, net to work in making the necessary preparation1 for his reception. Art or considerable difficulty, they succeeded in chartering a small steamboat called the Laura Know,,. which, according to appointment, should have been at pier No. 15 North river, at one o'oloak precisely. The boat, however was not up to time, mueh to the chagrin and.disappointment of ten or twelve individuals, who were, Including four policemen, some members of the Common Couneil and a few gentlemen of the pres ., waiting. An hour passed away after the stated time, and each steamboat that ap. proa.bed the pier was lulled as the long wished for ves *? ' bUt;1'Cy ttU by, leaving the company in a state of painful anxiety as to whether the expected vessel would arrive at alk Some endeavored to pass away the time in talking polities, and others in telling anocslotoa about Ceneral Jackson-of how he defeated the British at New Orleans, and the plan he adopted to put an end to the mutiny of his soldiers in Florid*. These and many other Incidents In the lite of the hero were related, poll tics were discussed, and the question of Mr. Fillmore's chances for the next 1'ro.idency debated, until the hour of half past two o'clock arrived, and wit\ It came the I-aula Knapp. By this time the party had increased to about twenty persons altogether, among whom were Councilman Wild Mather. Seely, Curry,Hclntyre, Senator Breoka, of the State Legislature; Sherman Brownell Mrrvin R. Brewer, and William B. Reynolds. A few mo' ments Wore the ateambout left the pior, three men ware observed entering It with baskets on their shoulders, all under the guidance of one of the enterprising mem hers of the Council. Our readers may im igine, without our telling them, what these baskets contained; hut, as we lite to be purticular, we will give as near as wa ca'-i * detailed account. In the first place, then, there wa, a due allowance of wine, several poun.la of soda crackers two modcrate-ibed cheeses and ona ham. Wo are thus exact In giving the particulars, not with the Intention of reflecting invidiously upon the committee, who wo believe did all thoy could under the circumstances, but we merely desire to inform our readers of every tiling as it actually occurred. At lialf p.st two o'clock, as we have sail, the Laura Knapp left pier No. 3 North river, and proceeded on her wny to.'?outh Amboy. Shortly after we started the edi bles were produced from the baskets, and the company diftcuficd them with an orid+nt relish. In this way a por tion of the passage was agreeably occupied, and the re mainder of It was no lcsa pleasantly apent in conrersa tion on various interesting topics. At hut, after two hours, we neared Amboy, but jnst as we did so the John J'otter hove in right with the ox-President on board. Just ns that at' ainbnat eame up. Mr. Pry, one of the commit tte, asked if Mr. Fillmore was on board, to which those on the John Potter replied in the afih mative. As aoon as wo received this information, the head of the Laura Knapp was turned in the direction of New York, and wo purr red the John Potter, which lind no', un'ila fewminute* after exhibited any intention to abate her spool. Our committee were now in doubt whether the President was really on board the other boat, and began seriously to think of turning for .South Amboy again, but it was finally concluded to pursue the rapidly retreating J. P. and ta,e our guest on board. M c put on all our ateam, but the j other boat was moro Hun a match for u?, and every rc ' Tolution of the wheel, increased the distance between ,he twovesaeli. In the meantime, our company amused : themselves i? speculating on the seemingly doubtful chance of seeing the ex President at ail, when we ?aw evident indicat'ons on the part or the John Potter to leave to until we came up. While wo were in this state of doubt in regard to the accoTrwlishmcnt ol the object of our cxcuriion. one of the members j of the Council, desiring, as he said himself, to | mitigate in some degree the disappointment which ! the comjany felt, undertook to personate Mr ; Fillmore, ?r-d went through the forms of his re | ception to the amusement of all on board. He was destined, however, soon to be deposed, for just aa h was at the. nd of hi. speech the John Potter wa, ob served to be waiting for us. A few moments brought us I alongside. A r!ank wa? run over the side, and on this ex-Pro,ident Fillmore entered the toura Knapp, where Le was received by the committee. When he had gone through the forms of Introduction to the company Mr 1'ry addrraacd biro brietiy, as follows? Mr. Fillmore:?At your desire, we have made no r.,r j ri al rfccpt.oo, but haTe come to meet you. as vou are s< ably. We were detained somewhat "on the rout- and regret that we ware not abb to have met j. , ?t -ouri" | Amboy aa intended; but now, having vou with u? we are high y gratified ??,! welcome you to our city on be half ot a'l its inhabitants. To*'' ? Fittnoat briefly returned hia thank*. The ?.nal remarl a on the weather and other ordinary topics having been made, the acenery on the routeformed the I prir.cij si subject of conversation As n? entered .Yew York lev we were stopped a f< w moments by tl.e log which became so dense th?twe were in danger ot io-log our way. After a brief delay, however, we got under way again, and about eight o'clock we reached the pier from which we started. Here a number ot carriage, were waiting for the company, who proceeded to the 31 Nicholas Hotel, where thay parted with their gue ; f0! the night. Mr. Fillmore looks in excellent health, hi- Southern tour having, aa he -ays, greatly Improved it. He will not leave New York before tomorrow, and we under stand will he entertained this evening by tie Common oiircil The Whig Or?ra! Committee hi ve called a net.''' for thii evening also, to welcome him, and the Toung Men's Committee appointed a committee . n the first of the month for the same purpose. Cormier*" Inqnri(i> ForM. I>n< warn*, a.* I sasow.v M.tv.?Ycttonlif, Cero ner OTcnn?U held an inquest at the foot of Oliver (trect, East River on the body of an unknown man. wh'ch wi* found Boating in the Ea?t river. The deeeated waa about flv feet teven inchci in height, with dnrk hair and black nhiaker* all around hi? face. He waa dreaged In a rod flannel under ahlrt. nlth hickory over ihirt, black tilk cravat, black cloth vent, black jacket, Canton flanr.el dianera and >ea boot*. and a jack knife <u*pcnded with a atring from hia neck. The body wa* much decompoa'd. and appeared to have been in the water several month* A verdict of death by drowning, waa rendered AM.TBKBl'tiKsows Max Phownwi?Coroner Hilton yea terday held an inqneat at the foot of Thirty alith at., N. : River, on the body of an unknown man, found floating in the river at that nlaee. Deceased waa about Ave feet ?even Indie* In height. of tight complexion, no hair; the body much decomposed, and appeared to have been about I two month* in the water. He wa* dreaaed in the cloth in* of a loofahove man. A vepiict wa? ren'^^ed of i death by drowning, Our ftfllie Contipomtonw. I'?I.17K. Apr;: 36, 1854. <4vn'ta' <f the Seta firitish Super.ntrndent?OfoM Ap pointment*? Xegro labor?TV ChoUra?I'ricet of Produce. 8inee my last, Mr. StereMSOn, H. I). M. Superintendent, baa arrived, and entered up on bit duties. He is a very quiet, dignified looking man, .and is rather good looking. He hai a family, consisting of a young wife, a grown up daughter, and a young gentlein on who is his private secretary. Up to the present mo. vent they have been fully occupied in receiving the calls of our citizens, all of whom consider it their duty to call on' the new Superin tendent; and what is more, they also c>'z*eider it to be his duty to receive those calls. Custom heiT has ande this a law; yet it is a law that would he more .honored in its breach tlinu its observance, ami at the aam ? time nfl'ord some rest to the persons whom It now grt.tdly incom modes. Under the new corxdltution tliiw settlement is to' be governed hereafter by H. M. Superintendent and a council, and the new Legislative A Numbly. The ?>wperin? lendent has appointed Iris new commit, and has warned the Hon. John Cough l'ublic Treas rcr, and the Hon. i (forge Bcrkely, Colonial Secretary, ami Jumo; Wel-li.John Young, and Malcolm Glassford, Ksqulrts. This is a riost excellent selection. The two lirst gentlemen, tluue'i ciown officer*, are .so intimately comcst d. and bo w 41 acquainted with thisgov ern'HPiit. that it would be difficult ?o get along withe ut tlicin; and they arv, besides, tw? grntlenieu in whom the entire publio have every confidence. The three last named gentlemen are amongst our best men for ability, intelligence and worth ?raeu who are intinmtely acqiminted with the want a of the mmmuuity, and of sterling integrity. This council if the best, as a wliele, that could l?t> selected'out of flu entire community, and under im management wc may expect the interests of the settlement and its inhabitant* to be well attended to. The legislature made r. law cre ating the office of Attorney General. This new officer will be a barister, and also a member of the council. We are also to have a barister ok police magistrate, in place of our late stipendiary magistrate. Judge Temple, our Chief Justice, has been left out of the council, and busy inquirer* are continually asking why. On the Queen's birth day, it is said, the Superintendent intends to give a grand dinner, ball and ontortainiwent, at which all the elite of the town will asAcm'jlc. This fete will be well worthy of tbo attention of one of your aids, whose report would be a rare dish for tbo renders of the llriMlD?a relish to your staid and sober Uarri sor.s, Stoves, Motts, kc., and a very God send in the way of aignmrnt. In favor of their favorite hobby J ?r.<l ultbovgh they might see hundrods of idle, larv men and boy*, half clothed and worso fed, while on every hand iH abundant employment, large and good pay, aud property actually going to destruction for tbo want ol their labor, yet would these agitators still agitato and push thoir favorite creed, even in face of those and u thousand other arguments cuual y strong and conclusive, 'l'hey might and would say, "What are labor, property, merchandise or richei in comparison to freedom:1' And perish all, chut give all freedom, even if everything earthly fail!1' fnU isull well enough lor them to say; hut experience lias already pro veal tlint the fvoo negro will not work?that he will rntlier go half led. and nearly naked, than work. And where, I let rac ask them, would be tbo advancement, the intidh- , genee nml position of tho world at present, had tho 1 white raue shown only half the indolence of the- negro race? " Well," say they, ' ? man is a freo agont and may be idle if he likes." 1 tut what will they do with the j commandment, " six days sbalt thou labor?" Is it not as j much our duty to work each of the six, as to rest on the seventh? Hut a fig for thein and their work. Were they only brought in contact with the fruit of their creed it would soon vauish in the nlr, and they themselves : become the strongest advecatos of the otker side of the , question. The cholera lias not yet loft the town, and is raging very bad in various parts of tho settlomrnt; at some of j the mahogany cutting establishment!, on the various rivers, it bus been very latal ; thia lias been tho ease at the Sew Ili*cr, the Rio Honda and at the Spanish towns ; of Cororal, el. Helena, Sin Pedro and other towns oa the i borders ol tho S'atc of Yucatan. Among the Spanish* Indian and colored pollution It hn* ben very fatal, sweeping away hundreds of our mabogaay and logwoxl cuttus, and m iking laborers so scar-n that tho season's cutting will fall far short of the average. Then another great drawback exist* this year. 1 he ch/dera, or some other epidemic equally as bad, is at work among tho cat tle. One cutter hrs already lort one luin lre I and tif'y working cattle, and should this disease in cattle become general, mahogany cutters will make a bad s-uson, and mret with heavy lonh thi- ye.ir. The mahogany cutting establishment at T.'mst, un the Mosquito shore, has la ely changed owners, and i > now in the hands of Mr. Pat Kelley, a man who Is very pop il ir wirh (lie Spaniards, Indians, i'aribe and Creoles, lie wili undoubtedly niu'.e things go straight. At T. aailio every th rg remains still, and so far the inhsbitau's a.) I i.i >r rrs in thnt vicinity have escaped the choh r.i. A' -rn'o Tomes. Oiroe, Porta Cub llo and Yzahcl, it has 1," i very light, and has, apparently, passed awuy. At Uu'.o; gr".it hopes are entertained in regard to the new railroad to the l'ncillc. as they expect the cstahlisment of tbi- ro.v I. and the intinx of " Cos Yankees," to bo the making of the State of lloudura-:?and they expect right. Runtan, the principal place In tho Hay I land colony, remains healthy. They are rai-ing tremendous crop- of barenniis, plcntiiin", pine apples, yams, limes, arrow root, ami other vegetables, and arc poor for want of purchasers. It is really astonishing what crops this island continues to raise year after year. There is nothing new about tho war with the >t,ites of Honduras and Guatemala. .Same as regards the Mosquito lands. I.ogwccd is high and rising daily. Mahogany is no high thai there is no room for a rai-", as small wood has been scld at $00 a thousand w ithin the last few days 1 tend you a price cunsnt of produce annexed, and am. sir, TRAVELLER. Finn! Ci'itriBtT? Product.?Mahogany, from $ H) up as Yigh as cintclcnce will allow a man to charge; logwood, $15 a $20, according to the kind of pay ; oi l copper, $15 a $25 per 100 lbs.; cochineal, 8 a 10 reals per 100 His.; indigo, 0 a 0 reals, according toquality; sars.-i) arill.i, 20c. a 28c. per lb.. t rtle shell. $5 50 a $7 per lb. pjtovisioitu.?Mess pork, $18 a $20; prime do , $10 3,117: mess beef, $10 a $18: prime. $10 a $12; cod fish, 5??c. a Cc.; rice, Cc. a 0'4'c.; bread $8, flour, $10 a $14; lianas. 15c. r l?c. ; shoulders, 9c. a 10c.; potatoes, $2 a $31;; onion?. 10c. a 12c. I.iKi'fR?White pine boards $50, and very scarce: white pine s-.intling. $35; y llow pine boards end * ?ant ling, $40 a $45. cypress shingle-, 810 ft $11; Huston chips, 47 ft $8. Police Intelligence. DEVELOI EMliNTH IN A SECRET ORDER?gl ITOSEB TO EE THE KNOW-NOTHING0, curious case came up yesterday, before Justi'-e On borne, one of our Police Justices, in which John K. Elliott, an officer in a -ecret order, supposed to be the Know Nothing*. ha* been suspected by several of the member* of beirg about to make certain disclosures whereby their organization would be exposed to the public, and in or der to prevent any such me,ins being taken by him, sine three or mmc persons on last Saturday night, broke open Mr. Elliott's c ft ce door, and carried off a trunk, raHs-, fcc . centainiog documents belonging to the order. Mr. Elliott in discovering tha lo- imn "diately suspected tl ree persons whom be hnd been conversing with at hi* ct e<r the san.o aftr-rncon of the alleged larceny, an ' prortvded before the Msgi-trate and instituted a formal complaint of which the following Is a copy of the affida vit- ?? J?.).n !'. FJIiott. sworn, -ays?I reside corner o: Frank fort and William street#; that on the l.;lb day ot May, It ?!, between the hours of band 1JF. M., at my place of business No. hi Nassau ?trc , room No. 19. was hurglarli usly entered; the door forced open by three n.cc. ?5.". alter lighting a lam;. forced open a .muk or packing bo\ containing a leather v*li?-. lite valise, trunk and nearly all the contents of bo ii boing eto'"i? by the said par'ies; in the large trunk be-idce the valise were 4P4 Rit uals, or books of a -??Tut org-niz.vt'O,). ? I copies of n charter printed on parchment, ? packages of pr nte?l t lank*, one -eal anil press. >tamping the word ? ?eal of the i.rand Council Plato of New York, ' six tin cases and other prop>erty not sjociiled in the ialisc was arus-ot leather povte moi naie. containing private paper a and money na follows ? fhat is vo say, one bill of the mJeo of tilo, eleven bills of the .sin" U fiecch. and -P' tie not counted, one package of private papers, letter*. Ac., masonic diploma and other documents value to the undersigned; and having b 'n Informed that tue parties seen carrving *aid trunk. 4c., from tha premi-ea were the same parties that net at m., room the after neon previou-, to wit?J. H "sleight. M. D , 4'2 Madison street. < ? B. Allen, 7 West nre?t. and B. T. Mrr-e of Mo idea si*. Westchester county. N. Y. The undersigned Ulcve* said par ie* are guilty of the crime of burglary, and prays they may be dealt with in duo court" of U*. Eugene I'erria sworn, sate?That the room, occupied by John K. Elliott, at No. 81 Nassau street. U leased by bim from me; tin" said r<>om waa entsrod between tho boors of nine .vnd twelve o'clock on the night of tb? lUth Inst., and a largo trunk taken tberofrom by certain par ties who called on Mr. Elliott on the afternoon of sail day: tbatm asking said parlies what was meant by taking away said property, tboy replied it was "all right.'' that the undersigned was not aware the do r bad been fnrcesl until Sunday morning, the next day, shortly after tho parties had left; fhat be has reason to believe, and doe* believe. that the men who took away said trunk wore the parties who called upon Mr. Elliott and were with him daring the afternoon; the names of said men being as Mr. Elliott states, J. Wilkinson Sleight, Charles B. Allen, and BenJ. K. Morse, un the above affidavits, Justice < ?* borne issued a warrant for the arrest of the three abnre named parties, and placed thepreeese into the hands of Officer* Webb and Martin. The accused parties were notified bv theoffioera, end they appeared before the court at 11 o'clock yester dsy morning, but I* pppae^nenw tj?t Utf defendant's counsel. <*** to*ring was adjourned one ta three o'clock itu- ?iu?m,'H?u. Hr. Elliott exhtbttM several anonymous letter* to the court, in which his life hu teen threatened, telling him h* lesre the city imiuedi ? ately, or a scone of blood woul t l>e enacted. In justice to Nr. Elliott, we state that he , Vnies the truth of any attempt on Iiih part to derelopc th ? secrets of the order, and cenies being the author of a let **r said to here been sent to a Catholic clergyman, lu re.Vronoo to this let ter. we give the following, copied from N?c Courier <t Kn qutrer of May 6th:? AN EXTKAORDIN SBT PROPOSITION. The folluwing communication, from which we om t ttrs name of the writer ami the place of his resnV-nce, wsw received by a Catholic clergyman of this city It heirs date KOth of April, 1864 and reads as follows: (Private.) .... A-ril ^ < . ? , ? s ? p?_\ on ar0 no rioubt aware tt tho oii.toc.ee or a society, wide spread In its operstions, i?ork-* iug powtr'ully agaiast the tuteresu aad influence of the Cstholic Church. From present indications it threatens the entire overthrow of I'apie: Indoeuee and Catholio insti tutions throughout tho length and breadth of this republic lie'iip desirous of benefiting myself and vour cause, f make a tender of the whole mystery bv which this oocioty is nsiW working, for the sum of ten thou"?nd dollars I say th* whi le, fur, aa an ofiuor in tho rocisty, faml a high ous at tha'.il am in poise oion of all papers relating to* its work ing, and havo, of course, correctly ad the verbal instrua tions, passwords and mysteries in all tho d-greev of thle Order; and as 1 would be under tho net ssiity of Hoeing th* country, or nullcr death by an exposure if you will pr uuiae to pay mc what I ink. and sen-! nio a check for fro !??? a Jroi dollnw to bear my expenses to that city, 1 will comi an tin mediately. A further detail of matters 10 this conucction would ho Wipi'itluouF " A hint to tho wise." Ac i fool roufidont that if yon knew all you would oompf y n.hju'Ut hesitation, that a check maybe made as oarljr ?o iio stt'Ir. 1 ain. sir, Ac.. (Direct to) , Ties-Will ?f course set Mie ne< <sally of ou'.irj scores/tdff you i*e in possession of alt PABTIO 1.4I1LV mr&TT. Answer immediately. Tlio persm! to whom t'i? letter war -MldrOiiaed it giore# hv charity t? 'jive the * rawer throng)--the medium of the public p.-vM, lost the unhappy writer should tiud himself unexpectedly in the lmuO" of the law for attempting te ahtaln money under false owntences. There ia 110 doubt lhat if a check wete sent ti -lilsaddre** he would claim tVc paymentof it, nud then-full into u iuare which th* o.lcera of the law could eur'ty have let to entrap him. Unities thin, he puts evidently too high % premium mi the information lie has to impart. The ki owledge of tho awful secrets which he propose* to disclose would not tw worth ten dollar- to any Call.oUc, lay or cieneal, in tho United Utate*. First;?It would not enable Catholic* t<? mot t the impending dangers. vMh which, if he ia to ho belicve.l, they are menaced. Secondly, They could not place the leant reliance on the statements of a man who disrcgztds with ho Httle souse of honor his obligations to a aoclcty, however objectionable its principles may lw, which hus conlided in him to the extent proclaimed by himself. Thirdly, 1" 5hc society is composed of members, sucli as he, it is quite evident it will soon accomplish the Work of its overthrow, V"4thout any inter ference on tho part of Catholics. Fourthly, 'i lie principles of the Constitution aro too deeply impressed on the minds of the great body of the American people to penult their looking on with indif ference while surli nr. awful scheme for tho violation of its enactments should be carried Into execution by auy society whatever?even against Ho man Catholic*. Fifth: Fiery sensible man in the country would perceive from the very corcniencennat of suoh an attempt, two things?one, that It should not and could not succeed; the other, that if by possibility it did succeed it would ho carried larthcr than the destruction of tho rights of Catholic*. For these and many other reasons, the indi vidual to whom the lcttev was adtlres. ed, begs leave to decline tho benevolent offer of the person by whom it was ulilteii. A J)i honest Servant.?A young woman, named Catha rine Kelly, in the employ ol Mrs. Fatliarine Fills, residing at 1-13 Orchard street, we* yesterday arrested on a charge of stealing two dros.-es and a gold witcli, togetlior wiUt other ankles valued in allut $60,the property of her em ployer. When arrested the property was found in bar po. session. Flic then admitted her guilt, and Justlco Osborne, before whom sho was taken, committed her to prison lor trial. Democratic Republican General Committee. A special meeting of this conunitteee was called last night, at their rooms ia the tltuv ve?.mt Institute. After organization, ttie meeting adjourned to room* ia O'Keefe's saloon, under the Metropolitan Hotel. Thcic were present a very large majority of the mem bers of tho committee?the president, Mr. Richard gchell, occupying the cliair. I'l cn calling for the reading of the minute-, a lung de i ate arose upon the record of the votes uf the uismbora in r< card to the following res< lulions passed at the last in- "ting ol the committee held on Monday bight, tho li.tli in?t ? When *e the Democratic ilapeblicsn denarii Committee oftbeci'y and n.unty of New York, by their resolutions ? fepled 0111 he 2d day of February, lHAi. approved of end 1 e.iilncd tl <: principle* comprised ia tho Nebraska bill an ir.trodnoed !nto lac Fulled Stites Fonete by Senator Douglas, as btlup in accordance with the welt defined peal lion of tho democracy of thi Union, and heeed upon tbo resolution! adi ptrd by the Keltimore honvcntloa of IHSS, and the t'c lepromins measures of 1H.'<0; therefore, Itesolved, 1 hat tlrs > omaiitton cell tho attention of tbo di nu cre'i members ol' the ifonse of Representative* to tbw ?sill resolutions as the sentiment of tbis committso now as at that time; tbstsswrc here not hesitated to condemn a ]'r< Fdcnt when unfaithful to the tru-ta reposed ia liim, WW 1.1 ? till lei? disposed to t iterate the act! or representative* in t'or. ret ? when array oil In opposition to the views of their constituents. Kcsolved, Thet tin dcuuerscy of tbis city hold it* Coa gressional representatives ton faithful execution of their trust!: that when the tuasi of their demooretio constituent* br.ve expressed their determination to mniotnin a principle, it is the duty of a reprnenti.tive to execute their will or tw render up to hi* contiitucncy the charge committed to hi* trust. 1mm tho reading of tho minutes. U appeared that each uf the shove re-oluiiuns was voted upon separately, and all of them dually passed, the last one bv a vote oC 10 to 12. After all were -atisiied with 1 lie record of their vote* 11 pen the above resolutions, and after some changes, tho minute* of the la.*t mooting, it" altered, were adopted. It was then moved to reconsider the Nebraska resolu tions of tho last meeting, vwhen Mr. James C. Rutherford, of the Nineteenth ward, offered the following prearnblo and rc-< lutiona* a substitute:? U hercas, Tbis Onorsl Committee has been organised nob only to trt.ns.cct It s primary business of tbs demooiatia psrty of tho country, but to oppose to tbo utmoet of their power the pretent .-late and national administration, and It here*!, The bill known as the Nebraska Kansas bill twine ree<. nlzed s> a favorite measure ot President Pierce'* adniiiistiM hn, therefore? Resolved, '1 hat in the opinion of tho 1;tneral Commit too the repreeer.tattvei in Coagfee* from thu city, who olaiaa tellewshlp with tl.ie ergnnitation, can beet serve its pnrpoeea by '.<0111111.0* their opposition ti tho adminietratioa *C 11 ankiin Pierce. it waj moved to lay the above upon the table, whici* was cturicd by a rote of 3J to 6.s The argnnv nt rained for tabling the above was, that the commit!"'w?.v not organized to oppose the present Mate and national almini-'ration*. Thev opposed thee* administration* now, hut vt ere not specially organized to do so. Mr. BcwnRfonn, in reply, said tliat lie cousi iered ho was elf ct< d to litis commi'tee to oppose the Mate and rational ndminlstration*. a nd he wa* nut afraid to a vote bis hostility to theui. The motion to reconsider the resolution* of the last meeting wsi renewed, and it was given as a reason that, when those re?clut!ons woro passed, there was not a full meeting of the committee present, and there were a. laige number who now w. ate 1 the opportunity to record tlici;- votes for or against tinm. After fotr.e di-ousilun, the vote was taken, the ayeo and noes being called for, with the following result:? Avrs?twsst, Barr, Sin 'air, McOovan. Haskin, Mack, Wheel' n, Means, Miydsm, Mead, Melntiis, 8t. John, To wis. Rutherford, -sretney. Deroty, Quinn?17. >>???Y, iUUum, Tait, Jolce, .Mulluny Allea. O'Kesfs. II-rt rcn e. L'roUtlf. Aldea, hangman. Marsh, Govsr, Ul"? vr.fenl'.ii bell, 1 affray, Jlurrsy, Parsons. Callage^ Dunn, Bey ? Daly?23. ,. , . i 1 ? cha'r h?i declared the motion to reconsider lost. The mcet'i .- 'hen a-'journed. A \tw Army Order. Tic following gem rtl order has recently been tssuei 1 v it- War I'cjjirtmcrt ? "l. It" Interests of the service require that captain* should be habitually with their compnnlc*. Though sub sary details of service, a* for eoi-rts mart at, military bo irde. Ac., they wlU not In fn tut? !?? il' tailed for any duty which may be likely t? ?operate th< m fir anv con<i>tcrable time from their com r.'of.? and the <an.o rule will alio be applied to th* *ubii11< ma it ino .nteii corps. who, beyond the temporary detail' above referred to, w ill uot be aeparmted from their eroianies c r ept for duty connected with their arm oil service. Application for leave of abaenre for a pertoJ ex c edirg fcur months will h-teafter be forwarded througta the usual channel of correspondence for the action oC the ?e, rotary of War. 8. 0 Ulcers of the genera! staff, or ?taff corpa and de partmcnta, when not-erring In a military d?partment or under the order* of the General In Chief, muat transmit their applications for leaves of absence exceeding seven day* to the Adjutant General of the Army, through th? chW of tli-ir corpa, for the declaion of the Secretary of \\ ? -O uinir or h intting the post* or .ta lon, ct' auch ? IHcera * II only be given bv tho Se-retary f War through 'he Adjutant General's office.? 4. Every trier ia ue 1 by any military authority whiela maycaiti' an* expenditure whatever in any disbursing depart m< nt, shall be given In writing, and a"copy there of immediately forwarded to the chlel where the disburse ment la required to be made. And a copy of every order which may involve the trans] ortation of an offloer. .hall in lif e manner be forwarded to the Adjutant General oC the army, for the informs' ion of the Secretary of War. J. Officers doing duty In the Quartermaster's Itepart rr.ent, will report in their monthly euromarv statement*, with whom, and where, the balancea for which they art* respectively accountable, are deposited. f). The mileage of offlcers travelling on court martial service, will bo. as in other cases of travel under order*, ten cents a mile. 7. So much of General Orders. No. l.of January?, 1853. as allows commutation of fuel and quarters spir ctally for service on courts martial, la hereby revoked. By order, 9- COOPER, Adjutant General. Font Mkn Ktbcci by Lightning?Monday after noon last, during a heavy rain and thunderstormion bat Island, four laboring men, al work at the clay banks at Glen Cotw, were struck by lightning, and prostrated. One of the men, It was feared on Kindsy evening. wouti not twrai ffV?