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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?

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