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JABBV GOKDOK BKW SKTT, PROPRIETOR AND EDITOR. ?rnciv.v.cotNu o? fclton an? nabs id sw, TKK.MS, ??A i* (triune: nu DJlL V II Hi AIM t riHt ?r oop*, f* p?r imum. I HA' U KKKLVMEH.AU), rer, S<??r>ic.r. .U 6 V, ?mttp'r ?" ?"T ui?/.m?, <A? tur ^KM niifiu* M f?c uimum, to ?n* oj <Grm| Ordain, ?r $6 to mtjf j>ur< oj the C'ntment, built *f mxivdevvtAaae. VOLVSTAR V COJUt* SISjSB ESCM. cmtnming imjmrt hmi?, noNeited/rvrn amy <jnurbr of the ictLl ? if nttxi wilt be Mm nl% paid jar. rn&~ >n u Fumunn CofcuKiiPoiiKtKTC \kk PaHTICCLAI LT HKftCKMT.l) TO Sr_lL ALL U.TTKIU! A-N? PaC? mw hr.*T r?. SO SOT lea taken -of aw.^fntuut commmiaHiont. We do i wt return thum rrietliii. JOB PMNTlXU mtecuXrd until mtlfneta, rhmrjnum fend dm Anv.DH TT8EMEST6 rmvmteti way <*>V XXI ~.M?> ?3 amu.samk.nts this hvkning BRO.vDWAY TH fAl KK. Uroadwar? Hbhxr tub Hdittba, on ni Puhmmt Fimn> j?b tub Damon Hons*. N11J1.0'* GARDEN, linad w*y ? f ocm Lovbm? Lbs Abi ~ Kia?. BtTKTON R THEATRE, Chambers street ? Ehllb's Strata ou -a Cozy Coorut? Shb Tooolm. LAURA KKENKa TARIE11B8, Broadway? Two Loru ? A WAIXAOK'B THKATRK. Breadway? Kxigbtb or -ran Round TiBLB?'to Oauec Mkkbom. BROADWAY VAB7RT1SS. 472 Broad w?>-Blao? Etbo ?VBAB? WAKDBB?6 MlfttTBBL. WOoD'8 MINBTRKl.S, 444 Broadway? Ethiopia* Per nwnrw IHi'rr Mam, or Triatt with Jatak. BDCKX?T'? BURLESQUE OPERA HOOK. 539 Broad in)-hMlo Mirsthkiat? Cockt or loBcall BROADWAY ATHENACIM, 654 Br<*i?y-PAliCaAMA hngku or CninA ami Jafak. BBOOKLYN MUSEUM -B?c?kiyu-LovE sl?ACRinci -Tbb Omit us. N?w York, Tnendaj, MarcK 4, 1856. BaUf S*r Aaropt. janr tore brbaiaD? edition fob bvropb. The Cuna/d atail steamship Ada, Captain I.utt, will leave thi* port to-morrow, at niton, far Liverpool. Ike European mails will aloft la this city at he&paat Mm oMook to-morrow morning. Um " ** (printed in RngUah and French) wtll h? yrtlrtnil at md o'eiook tr the atornin g. Stag ie eepiea, ttwroppers, sixpence. 9atweripuc-i.ii and a<trerUoMaenU for any adtttr-rm ef iRt) Hrw Ymck Hauls will be received at the foUoirlng plnft wi in Surope:? /iHMi ? Am. J: European Rrj.re?? Co., 17 a/k'. 18 oori-hid. f trim do. do. d ?l?^e de ia-?oorse. Bnaw?Mi(#? do. do. 7 Rursford street xirmm*.*, ? Joan Hunter, 12 RschABge st7?et, H?et. fke oacw>t?e of the faropeau edition ?f the ^HttT.n WriD ?mctr*AM she news received by mail and telegraph at the qflee oar.tig the prerions week, and to the hoar ef The .1?wa< The Baltic bad not b?<si telegraphed at Sandy Hook at 10 o'clock last night? wind northwest, and wvather clear. The Btory circulated in- this city, to the effect that a steamer, supposed to he the Pacific, had teen-seen on the Banks of Newfoundland , by the mate of a brig arrived recently at Halifax, turns out to have been a fabrication from beginning to end. The Pa cific is now in her forty second day out, but persons best qualified by experience to judge of such matters still entertain no doubts as to her safety. Mr- D. D. Erving, of Hartford, Conn., brother to Augustus Er ving, Secretary of the Legation to St. Petersburg, who is a passenger on the Pacific, addresseda letter, February 25, to Mr. Collins, to get his opinion with regard to the safety of the missing ship. The Hollowing reply was aeecived ; ? Ni* Yobk xso LivnirooL U. P. M. S. S. Co., ) 68 Wall street, Now York. Feb. 28, 1856. ) D. IV Erting, E*q-, Hartford: ? Sot? In answer to joura of yeaterlay, J oat at h&nd, 1 have no apprehensions 'or the Pacific'" safety ? t.kini she baa at', with to accident to her machinery and b??n oehged to pot back to Liverpool, in whiea caaayou might not bear ef her lor a month jet. I)o not think in in the ice, or baa been ? a* our steamer* hare frequently been in and (one on: without sustaining any serious da mage. Uopiugyon may mMB noil** intelligence cf the Pa^fie'fi aafety, I am, fir, youra, very respectfully, E. K. COLLTNS. A -despatch from Duckirk states that the Lake Shove Railroad was yesterday aJ! clear westward as far as. heard from. The America's mails reached this city yesterday afternoon. England's relations towards the United States, with respect to the enlistment question and Central American difficulty, were again canvassed in the House of Commons on the 15th instant. On motion for going into committee of supply on the revenue department estimates, Mr. Roebuck called attention to the subject, and moved for the pro duction o? all correspondence between the twe governments relative to the oonduct cf Mr. Cramp ton. The .motion having baen seconded, Lord Palmerston replied at some length, observing that it was the desire and the instruction of the government that nothing should be done at vari ance with the law of the United States ; at the same time saying that no government in the United States couid impose restraint upon anybody against quitting its boundaries, if he thought tit. He begged the House to reserve its opinion on the wkole sub ject, and taunted Mr. Roebuck with holding a brief from the enemy. Mr. Disraeli advised the with, drawal of the motion under present circumstances ; and, after some observations from Mr. Gibson and others, the motion was withdrawn. Baron Brunow, the 2useian Minister to the Peace Conference, had arrived at Paris on the 12th iust., whet? his presence caused a good deal of excite ment . None of the other plenipotentiaries were in the capital when he teaahed the Russian Ambassa dor's hotel, which was fitted np with great Bplen'or for the occasion. It is evident, as will be seen from our extracts, that England is exceedingly nervous as to the result of the negotiations, as it was feared that France had a inoxe friendly leaning towards the poJiny of Austria, or even that of Russia, than ihat which Lord Clarendon would advocate. Lord Palmerston had warned persons in trade to avoid engaging hastily in carrying articles- " con" traband of war " previous to an armistice having been duly signed. la Constantinople the Sultan, to the surprise of ail tme believers, had .attended two balls given, one at the French, and the other at the English embassy. His Highness entered the room in state, was intro duced to all the ladies, to whom be was very gallant, witnessed the dance, and retired from the house walking aad leaning on the arm of one of the foreign Ministers, when it was observed that " the old Turk isb system of rule was now dead in Turkey." In the United States Senate yesterday, after some remarks by Gen. Cass, relative to tde assertion made by Lord Clarendon, that the understanding between England and France was perfect in rela tion to all parts of the world, the bill authorizing the construction of ten steam sloops-of-war was taken np. It was supported by Messrs. Hunter and Bell of Tennessee, and opposed by Mr. Hale, and finally pmnfid These vessels are to cost 1507,' K)0 each, in eluding machinery and equipment. Two million dollars are appropriated to start with. The Trum bull election case was further considered. In the Hoose the deficiency appropriation was discussed Severed objects of interest came before the I -eg is lature yesterday, for the particulars of which the readeT is referred to our telegraphic despatches. The steamer Black Warrior arrived last night, from Havana 2'jth ult There is no news of im portance, either of a political or commercial clia. racter. A division of the British West India fleet was expected at Havana, and it was rumored that it would proceed to Nicaragua to learn the particulars of the annexation of ttbsquitia. and have an eye on lien. Walker's movements. The Board of Aldermen had a long session last evt niug, but nothing was done toward* relieving the vitiztns of New York from the filthy condition of the streets'.* A communication was received from the Mayor, nWntaining that the claims of the police Htirgeons were "P?n strong grounds. A very enrii ns document which will speak for itself and the Hoard, was me. fr0? U- Branch, pre mtod ay Ald? raiM Br%ga, and fm? to tlie gr?v? ud deliberative assemblage. The majority Mi minority wports qpoa tke contested sent for tin Twwfl^eecond ward ww read, and the fonner, sustaining Alder man Umke, the presmt Incumbent, ?u adopted by a majority of one. Two deancrnte, Aldermen Clawy and Hoffndre, were absent. One wkig? Aidemum Mwer ? was ab.ent from illness. The Board resolved to meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. In the Board of Conn oilmen a resolution was adopted tendering to Hon. K is ward Everett the hospitalities of the city, and offering the ikrvemor's Room for him to recerwe his friends in, also appointing a committee to carry ont the objects ot the resolution. In aa article ia the Paris ConttUuiionntl, of Feb. 8,"we And tbe Allowing remarks upon the differ ences between this eauotrymd England:? "What we cannot too -often scpeat is, that the American go vernment is wrong in form. It is not wise thus to multiply provocations, and defiances; it is not right to pretend to impose humiHations on a nation wko are so proud and who have ssch a just consciousness of their strength as the English. Is it reasonable to suppose that 'the representatives of the American people at present in session would medify I he attitude of the Executive, if they coald only succeed in organizing the House and in commeicing the discussion of businests? Hut for the last seven weeks they have not been able to form a majority for the nomination of a Speaker. However this may be, war cannot result from such subjects of dif ference. It would be a war against nature and without cause. It is only the enemies of tbe Dnited States that could counsel them to embark for such trifles in sach a fearful conflict." From Bermuda we have files to the 5th of Feb ruary. The Royal Gazette of that day says: ? At a late hour last night we were requested to draw the attention of the charitably disposed in this commu nity to tka circumstance of eight Sardinians, desti tute and ignorant of our language, having arrived in this town yesterday erening. They are indebted to the liberality of H. D. Brown, Esq., United States V ice Consul, for their board and lodging lagt night. These inea are last from St. Georges, where they had been laHdetl with some thirty others, equally with tnemselves the object** of charity, from the American bark George Allen, which vessel put into that port in distress about fifteen days sinec, on a voyage from Leghorn to Boston. These unfor tunate people, we understand, had engaged to find themselves with provisions for the voyagr, and had put on board a three months' supply, which wa^ deemed ar:ple, but they have already been on the voyage four months, and are now entirely without food, and have not the means of obtaining it The same paper of January 31, says:? The temperature of the atmosphere is now at its customary range, but the weather seems to be in a very capricious mood. Five winter gales, of greater or less severity, have ra.ed here within the last four weeks, and from present appearances another storm may break over these islands in a few days. We need cot re sort to the American papers for evidence, in the ac counts ot the multitudinous wrecks, that on the American ?ea board, as well as in the vicinity of the Gulf Stream, the weather has been terrifically severe. The special committee of the Aldermen appointed to investigate into the complaints brought against the Eighth Avenue Railroad Company, for obstruct ing the sides of their track by throwing snow out side their rails, met yesterday afternoon. A large number of parties doing business along the line of the road appeared before the committee, and testified to the inconvenience experienced by vehicles in attempting to pass through the streets, which this road traverses, as well as general detriment to their business. The President of the road, Mr. Charlock, stated that the police captains of the Ninth, Sixteenth, Twentieth and Twenty second wards had been instructed t? employ men to level the snow, and that over one hundred men iiad been thus employed. This is a jcatter of some interest as it is important to know to what extent city railroad companies may be permitted to block ade the public thoroughfares through which they pass. Tbe delay experienced yesterday in the receipt and delivery of the America's letters had the effect, to wme extent, of checking transactions in some branches of trade. The sales of cottcn reached aoout 3,000 a 3.500 bales, closing at an advance of 4c. since the receipt of the America's news, which is abent all it bad previously lost. Flour was, more active for the lower grades, and priest; rather firmer Wheat was quiet and nominal. Corn was heavy, with moderate sales. Chicago oats sold at 45 cents, which was lower. A cargo of Manila sugars was so'd for refining at 74 cents, time. Coffee was quiet, and dealers waiting for the approcching large auction sale on tba 7th inst. Freight engage ments were limited, and without change of moment, as parties bad not had time to read their letters by the America. Our Political Parties and tbtlr Dirty LI, w?_ lis not the lte-nomlnailon of Gen. Pltrco ttic Policy of Ihc iitssoiTAcy f 1 he great Napoleon once remarked that "every family, every people and every State has its dirty linen; bat decent people will w&fk their dirty linen at home, and not exhibit :f at a public fair." Ae a sound maxim of truth, decency and cleanliness, we think this Napoleonic apothegm may be usefully applied as the basis ot a brief lecture upon our politi cal parties and tbeir dirty linen, of which they make such an ostentatious display at every public fair. Ltjgislature, convention, caucus or town meeting throughout the country. Niggericm, for example, is the dirty linen as well of the demoralized democracy ae of the Seward Uol-y Alliance. Nigger driving w!*h the ODe party has become what nigger wor shipping is with the other, the great para mount object, ?he main question, the dirty linen overshadowing everything else in the administration of the affairs of tho republic. In the South, niggerism threatens ?* wi?b a separate confederacy, and all its immeasurable calamities to both sections, if the d<*cands ot our fiery seccssiociats are not obeyed; while the adverse niggerism of the Nqj-th is urging n general crusade gainst the South and the bloKHly dissolution of the Unicn, in order that Southern slavery may be extinguished, right or wrong. In addition to thic dirty linen of Hewardifm this philanthropic associate i of moral and political washerwomen, iu the inojt public placoe of every city, town and village ol the North. have such extra dirty linen ai socialises, infidelity, women's right.:, spiritual manifestations, anti-rentisni, free farm philo sophy and the free imaljpimstion and equality of all colore and sexes? a curious and diversi fi?d accumulation of dirty linen? flaunting in I the high winds of Harcb. and as boastfully I exhibited throughout the year as prize pigs or prize babies at a public fair. The American party, too, this new American party, rising up like a Pbo-nix from the ashes of the old defunct party organizations, and proclaiming, like a new Hercules, that one of its twelve labors is to cleanse the Augean sta bles at Washington? this new and once promis ing party, lias also its dirty linen pompously pa raded to the public admiration, in the shape of its oaths of proscription against Itonm Ca tholic and alien citizens? citizens, too, that the Ft deral Constitution places upon the same general level with the native born, excepting Indians and negroes. Iiut the mvt conspicuous, the wort Jconta- I giou, the moct dangerous of all this dirty linen to the general health of tike political commu nity, North and Soath, is the niggeriim of the two leading belligerent parttee of the country. As we understand it, the compromise measuree of 1 850, and the Kansas- Nebraska bill of the last Congress, settled the negro agi tation upon the platform of the con stitution, leaving, substantially, nothing for this prevailing agitation. North and South, to hang its dirty linen upon except the agita tors' clothes lines set up in defiance of the con stitution and the laws. Every patriotic Ame rican should "know nothing," and have no thing to do with this agitation; and they should abandon the agitators, and pulldown their dirty linen, and order them to take it home and wash it. Bigher objects than nigger driving or nigger worshipping should be aimed at, such as tbe practical developement of the power, genius and resources of the republic, as an example to the other nations of the world, and as proofs of the white man's capacity for self government, niggers or no niggers. Considering his active agenoy in the revival of this niggerism, North and South, and consi dering the fact that from a Now Hampshire froe soiler General Pierce has changed into an ad vocate of Southern niggerism stronger than the South itself; and infriew of the contin gency that the democracy are to be called upon to fight the battle of the Presidency upon Southern niggerism against Northern nigger ism, and nothing else, General Pierce should be tbe nominee of the Cincinnati Convention. As a regular washerwoman ia breeohes, he has exhibited in his message the dirty linen of his country to the whole world, sajing "See how 1 have washed it; don't I deserve a plum? If they go further, won't they fare worse at ttie Cincinnati Convention f If, therefore, the Presidential contest Is to be exclusively between the secession niggerism of the South and the seditious disunion nigger ism of the North, let it be between Frank" ;n Pierce and W. H. Seward. If we are to have nothing but a dirty linen contest, let the two chief washerwomen take the lead. Give the old line whigB and the conservative Know Nothings a chance with Fillmore, fresh from the dirty linen of Rome. The existing rela tions between our Northern and Southern agi tators of niggerism require the nomination of Seward on the one side and of Pierce on the other, fueh ih the logical conclusion of the dirty linen theory of the campaign of '56. The Presidential Vote of 1850, from Pre sent Aej'eabaxces. ? The following is an esti mate of the Presidential electoral vote of 1S5?, ba.-ed on the late elections, on the present organization of parties, and on all the existing indications of the drift of the popular vote, State fcy State, majority or plurality, in No vember: ? democratic states, Electoral Votes. States. Elcdcra'. Vote. Alaoama 9 MUsiwippi 7 Arkansas 4 Nor ih Carolina ! 10 4 New Jersey ... 7 Florid* 3 New York 35 10 PfrOMylvaoia 'Si II Carolina ? ndl*ns 13 Texas 4 ? vtrgmia 21 Missouri 9 Total dem. vote 18(1 _ , KNOW N0THINO. 3 Tennessee 12 Kentucky ]2 _ 8 Total K. N-^ote 35 _ ? kiogkb worshippers. Connecticut ft OJlio <vt Maine..... 8 Rhode Inland "4 Macsachufietti 13 Vermont . 5 Michigan 6 VTiajonsin ...188.8.131.52.'.'! 5 Now llar ips) ire 5 Tote! nigger worshippers' vat? 75 In these estimates it will be perceived tfcat no State is put down as doubtful. This is done in order to givo the probable re sults in a complete and definite shape, and ae FtrODgly as possible against the democratic party. Otherwise Maine, New Hampshire, Michigan, Connecticut and Wisconsin might have been as safely placed acong tbe doubtful or even tbe democratic States, as for the Nu;S or,R WvRsnirrERs, because the nomiaation ot Mr. Fillmore divides the anti-democratic op position forces between hire end the Seward alliance in all the l-.orthern States, whether there are any available remaine of the old con servative whig party ia existence. At our last fall election the American party carried tbeir State ticket by sotie 12,000 pis rality; but this was chief y done upon the merits of "Live Oak George,"' as the presumptive American candidate for the succession. Ilis antecedents are democratic, and houce the fu sion ofeome forty odd thousand hard shell dem | crats with the Know Nothings last November ae preferable to a re-union with the 3oft shells in behalf of Mr. Pierce and his administrate } Next fall, unless Pierce, Marcy, Cushing, Jefl. Davis, or come such obnoxious Cabinet nomi nation should be made at Cincinnati, these forty thousand hards will mort probably fuse again with the outstanding bards and soft". a? they did in 1852, in expectation of a new anu equitable division, of the spoils, or perhaps go for some independent candidate. We conclude, therefore, that the nomination 0/ Mr. Fillmore, prim facie, throws New York into the dem> era tic scale. Ae far as Mr. I- illmore is concerned, we con sider the four States conceded to him, as mat ters siand, a liberal allowance. Should Mr. I ierce be nominated at Cincinnati, however, there will be a fine opening for Fillmore in I New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina. Georgia, Indiana. California and Florida; and for the eaie of an open, definitive fight between Seward, Fillmore and Pierce, we are half in- j clined to think that theee three should be the Presidential candidates for '56, and that these three would be quite enough for the most ex- 1 citing, ludiorous, amusing and doubtful strug gle since the foundation of the government. Storm Sion-ajx.? A magnetic telegraph has been constructed from Boston to Provincetown, and also to Holmes' Hole, iJdgertown, &c., for the purpoeoe of marine reports from those placea. It is aleo proposed to establish upon prominent points of Cape Cod and in the Vineyard Sound, signal stations, to apprise Tea sels when the j are threatened by sudden galefl of wind or violent storms. It has become a well established fact in respect to storms that they are reported generally from three to ten hours at the westward, befere their force is felt in New York, and the same is truo of the me ridian of Boston and other places as tar east as Halifax, which is the eastern terminus of the j telegraph. So that it is of no importance to as what the weather may be in Boston, or Portland, or Halifax, as we in New York can never be affected by it. The course of all at mospheric changes and regular storms in par ticular is from west to east, and they traverse the country at the rate of eighteen or twenty m.Uts an hour, according as tbey prevail over i a luge or nail surface, and are severe or mild in their character. By a record kept on board one of the lightsh'p* at fce west of the Vineyard for three months, ending with September last, it appears tba - nearly six thousand vessels of all hinds pamvi through that sotiai; and the object ol tho a? rangementB proposed is to guard this large 1 set from a surprise by storm at points where a harbor cannot be reached. Regular reports of the weather and the wind are to be kept displayed, so that every vessel may govern its conduct according to circumstances. During thft stormy season of the year, infor mation of these wind and weather changes must be of great utility to the twenty thou sand sail ol vessels which frequent those parts of the coast, and will, no doubt, be the mean* of preventing extensive disasters and loss of life. We understand the insurance companies and merchants of Boston have subscribed to the enterprise, and that the shipowners of New York will be applied to for the same purpose. Last Efforts ok Dbspaik. ? Pierce, finding that his chances for a nomination are rapidly lading away, has appealed to Congress to girt him three millions to expend in burnishing up old guns, or, in other wordB, in getting up a sbaia war excitement for the Cincinnati Con vention. Having exhausted all the means in his j^qwo r to plunge us into a quarrel with Spain, hte now hopes to turn to more profitable account our differences with England; but there can be no war between countries which are joint proprie tprs in commercial, agricultural and financial enterprises to the extent of hundreds of mil lions, merely to aid the prospects of Mr. Pierc at Cincinnati. Abrogate the Clayton and Bui wer treaty. It should never have been made If your offended dignity, suppressed through a year of personal civilities, accepted aad 're turned, requires to be avenged, send Mr. Cramp ten his passports, and leave our merchant* agriculturists and moneyed men free from your diplomatic quackery till a new and more coon petcnt administration finds means to effa;e your blunders and restore harmony between two nations which should be the last to qu*r rel with each other. Neither the one nor the other of the measures now pending can by auy possibility endanger the peace of the two countries. fan lai in hi w i., BY M/tfNETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPHS. Lstr?t from the State Capital. NEW YOH ? REGISTRY LAW? TWO MORS LPNATIO ASYLUMS ? II AS TUB CITY A REPRESENTATIVE IN THE LEGISLATURE ? ? WITNESSES TO ATTEND TAX COMMITTEE ? HEALTH OFFICER TO RErORT ? AKB THE KNOW NOTHINGS TO FURE WITH THE NIQUKK WORSHIPPERS ? Aibist, March 3, 1856. The Nnow Nothing bill providing for a registry o* voters in the city of New York, received a searching in veB.igauon in the Senate thin morring, by Mr. Richard' ?oa (nigger wcTihlpper) and by Mr. Wadswor'li (dem.) Both gentlemen disbelieved that any greater necessity existed in the city of New York for Mica & law than in several other cities In the State. It is well understood chat the Know Nothings would derive an undue ad. vantage, because the name of every vo-er cf th? Order, is registered upon their several Council baoks; whereas, neither of the oth?r parties pome** the advan tage of being no well organised. The bill has had aereral discussions, but as the nigger worshippers and demoorata Kill vote against it, there id not much expectation cf itn p assage. Where was .Senator Sickles to day, when so much was said in relation to the purity of New York elec tions? There are a much larger number of lunatics in thin State than is generally imagined. A bill wa? reported in the Senate to-d?y providing tor the erection ot two asy lums, in addition to the one now at Utica. One is to be located south of Albany and the other went ol Utica, and I)r. Gray of the [Ttlcu Asylum, Robert B Miulurn. of New York, and Robert Lan' Ing of Jefferson coun:y, a'e nained an commissiuntrs to select sites. The seiec ion of those names \a a s'.rong indication that tbe southern tier ei counties on tbe i.iie read, will not be consulted as to a rite lor either of thoi-e State institutions. Reports received from forty-nine counties fhow that the'e are no-v 1.CC3 lunatics in poor houses, ia jails, in pen? and gcrrets, with very Inadequate and imperfect support, lbe committee who lepoitel the bill say 'Tae State, as the responsible endorser ot those who become insane, should pay the cost of thf ir mom speedy restoration, or of their support durtcg life; and considering that this resf cnpihilily has bcc.ome so grea; teat, accorci.if to laie statiitics on the subject, the public are now supporting at least thiee thou wind insane persons, in or ou~ of asy lums and hospitals, at the cost of more than $300,000 a year; and oi these vast numbers are incurable, and claim a lift support from the State and its treasury." The present a-ylum at Utica cost in construction nearly $400,000. avetaging the .mm of $774 to each pa tient, *ho has been treateu therein. Has the city of New York a representative in the ILjuse of Assembly worthy of her great position in theSra e? Only a day or two since, a very important measure of ipuaiic interest, the tax bill, was taken oat of the ban.l* of the city delegation and placed under the control ot a country committee. To day a bill was introduced, ex clusively a city measure, for a new park, and Out, too. I theHi uss refused to refer to the city members, and is, I vent to a committee out of the city, who know no mo e concerning the feelings of the cili/.ens of Ne* York, in relation to the park, than a platoon of tne allied army ia -he Crimea. Why is this'' lias the city of New York a representative in the legislature, or has it notV * The committee on the New York tax bill are authorized to rend foi persons and papers. Hundreds of subpoenas rHil be sent down for witnesses to give evidence before the committee, upon the various items proposed in the til). Such expense cornea out ot the .State. The delay of the committee iu reporting the Queens county race course bill, induced a motim to refer it to the Committee cr the Whole. So the bill will come up tpr discussion notwithstanding the efforts made to smoth er it. lie Staten fslana Health Officer is required to report forthwith the number of veatels he has boarded during the past season, tho number of persons employed by hi.' , atxl tbe amount of money he has received. These facia are wanted to be used in the discussion of the bill maklug it a pa'.ar? office. The Know Nothing secedars, that is, the Live Oak sec tion, have called a national convention in the alty of New York to nominate a candidate lor President. They a-? dissatisfied with Fillmore, because he is too nations | Every -movement of the fecedars, since the Phila t- Iphi. | nomination, shows conclusive evidence that ttiey have gone over body and soul to the Seward abolition ramp. It will not be the most mysterious nor improbable act growing out of the Presidential eleetion that these know Nothing seeeders and reputlicans vote the same electoral ticket. IBW YORK LEGIILATCRB. Senate. Alba vr, March 3, 1356. Mr. SmnK presented a memorial from Moaes H. Grl | nail. Esq., and tan others, praying for the passage of a ? restricting the powers of the Mutual Life insurance Co. | pany, ofNew York, and asking a oommfttee of inquiry into its management. The memorial sets forth that theeompaey was autho-Q iied by law in 1842, wMbout capital, ujk m the princ'i 'f of nutual lnauranee by the contribution of premla'.*| that the high character of the first trustees induced t' | memorialists to Inaiire their lit en in the eompaay; th.t the subsequent election ot trustee* has not met their ap proval and has excited their distrust; that the change was effected by means of proxies ootalned by an agent of the company, ta whom, It la said, a large sum of money jr- s pal I out of the trust funds, that aince tae change in the administration the loans to trustees have greatly increased. The memorialists pray the passage of a law placing restrictions upon the company similar to those on Savings Banki, and declaring the seat of evary trustee indebted to the company, vacawd. It ia also ?tated that the funds of the company have been uaed in a manner not authorised by the charter; and the memorialists ask the appointment cf a committee to examine Into the manner in which the | charge of the board was effected, and into the general management ol the company. REPOirjs. By Mr. Swwow? To increase the number of directors of tbe Jew's Hospital in New York. By Mr. Bbookb? Amending the act providing for the cm re of truant children. By Mr. C. I'. Emith? For the relief of the St. Lawrence Jealrmy. ? lt_ . , By Mr. 7,. OtAM? For the payment of certain water used in the Sing Sing prison. By Mr Svkmkx, with an amendment to the bill to re gulate the compensation of the assessors in the Street iiei artuent t f New York. The amendment gives the as re/sors *.' 600 per year instead of a per centuge. By Mr. ku iukww.v? 1 To authorize the estaoU-hment of two State Iainatic Aaylums, and against the special bill to locate one In one of the coanties on the Hudson river. A bill wa. Introduced by Mr. Waiwworth for the relief cf tbe Buffalo Hospital. t oiler the general oilier, the bNJ to prevent illegal voting i> New Tor* etty, ?h dieeuseed progress re portML Br Mr. Van Santvoo*d? 1\o authorise the formation of tow* matmal IwuiiM eoeepaniee. By Mr. ftnuna? ?o pr*Mrr? the Hah in the Croton itw. By Mr. Mahxn? To abolish pawnbrokers' shops in New York. motions. By Mr. Dcoann?? Authorising the committee to which vu referred the New York tax hill, to lend for parsons end papers. Adopted. By Mr. Algbu- That the Canal Board furnish a tabu lar statement of the expense oi enlarging the canals. Adopted. By Mr. Shea ? Requiring the Health officer of New York to report, unuer oath, the amount of fees and patronage received iy him. Adopted. Mr. Bod celled up the reHolution of Inquiry into the mode ef erecting tenant buildings in New York, and the same was adopted. Several bilis w?re then discussed under general orders, and the Bouse adjourned. A? cm bly. Albany, March 3, 1866. worn. By Mr. Wells? To require Supervisors to publish a journal of their proceedings and dintiibute the same. By Mr. Wiluaxs? To appropriate $11,000 to the Ameri can Female Guardian Society. By Mr. Jhneiss ? Authorising the continuance of th business of banking to the heirs of deceasml bankers. By Mr. Foot ? To preserve the purity of the ballot bcx iB Brooklyn. Also, trom the majority of the committee, to contl rm 1 the acts of the Commissioners in locating Schuyler * > un *.y. Another report from the minority of the committee was presented against the same. By Mr. Wooi>? To extend the charter of the North Wefctero Insurance Company. Another, to enable the cotirte of Kings county to elect a clerk. Another, (a written report and by bill) in relation to the codification of existing laws. Relating to the Quarantine buildings and Marine Hos pital. By Mr. E. T. Wood ? To make an appropriation for a. mmument to the Wallabout martyrs. DllJfl JNTBODITEW. By Mr. Eixton? To abolish the Normal School. By Mr. Mattic?? To authorize the Secretary of State to Ml up broken sets ot the " Natural History of New York" as far as possible. By Mr. Dcuanne? To protect the people of New York against frauds in making change, by regulating the use ofoon If gal tenders. Tne bill is designed to out off the halt cent profits of Dutch grosers and other small dealers, by compelling them to give twenty-live cents tor ail fo ri ign quarter dollars, and twelve aud a half cents for all York shillings under a penalty of ten dollars. By Mr. Glover? To oblige the New York and New llav?i> Railroad Company to lay a double tracK. By Mr. Median ? To form the Jones' Wood I'ark, New York. Dr. Sweet introduced a bill to compel all railroad com panies to construct telegraph liuei ou their roads, with fttalions cot more than fifteen miles apart; also, to oblige locomotives to blow a whistle at crossings, under a (eiialty of twenty dollars. Progress was reported after debate on Mr. Upham's bill nooliMhing the office of Superintendent of Canals, aid also on the bill incorporating horna- spathic medical societies. Adjourned. The Report About the Steamship Pacific Con tradicted. St. John, N. B.,' March 3, 1866. The report circulated in New York respecting a steam ship (supposed to be the Pacific) alleged to have been *een on the Banks of Newfoundland by a person who re p-efented himself as the mate of the brig Bogert, ar rived at thir port on Wednesday last, must be entirely without foundation, as no sneh vessel has been heard of at this port. Pennsylvania. Democratic State Convention. pmiADKLPHiA, Ma rob 3, 1866. Over 300 persons left this city last night to attend the Democratic State Convention which assembles at Harris burg to-morrow. Warm work is anticipated between the friends of,Pieree and Buehanan to secure the election of Delegates to the National Convention. Severe Gale at Soath Harwich* Sooth Harwich, Mass., March 3, 185C. Yesterday morning, during a gale of wind from the southeast, Commercial wharf was completely carried away by ice, and a mackerel and salt store aud sail loft destroyed. Loss $8,000. Fire at Portland. Portland, Me., March 3, 1866. At midnight on Saturday a fire broke out in Middle street, near Market square, destroying the stores occu pied by Darnes & White, brushmakt-rs; O. H. Perry, con fectioner; W. B. Richards, harness maker; and Win. B. Russell, tobacconist. The Chicago, Alton and st? L*onls Railroad. Chicago, March 3, 1866. A meeting of the stockholders of the Chicago, Alton and St. Louis Railroad was held at Bloomington, on the 28th nit., and the lease ot the road to Hami;ton Spencer, Esq., was confirmed by a majority of over nine thousand votes. New Bedford Municipal Election. New Bedford, March 3, 1866. A very large vote was polled to-day at our charter elec tion. For Mayor, George Howland. (Amerisan,) the pre sent incumbent, was elected, reeelving 1,382 votes, against 1,342 for Rodney French. The "Citizens' " ticket for Aldermen was elected; the Councllmen being equally divided between the two parties. The Southern ?te?aihlp?. DEPARTURE OF TH1 JAMES A DO EH. Ciuruwton, March 3, 1866. The steamship James Ailger, hence for Mew York, ou Saturday, has been delayed at the bar on account of the bad weather. She left thia (Monday) morning, at 4 o'clock. ARRIVAL OF TBI KNOXVILLE AT SAVANNAH. Savasvaf, March 1, 1856. The steamer KnoxviDc arrived here In 60 hours from New York, all well. Marine Obaiteri. BARK DAVID NICKLES SUNK. Porti-and, March 3, 1856. The bark David Nlcklen, Capt. Sweet, from Cardena , was sunk In our harbor tbia morning by floating ica from Precumpseot river. The crew were saved by th; revenue cutter, bat Capt. Sweet waa drowned. SCHOONER LONSDALE SUNK. Boston-, March 3, 18fi6. - The schooner Lonsdale, from Providence for Philadel phia, was Hunk by Ice near Nyat Point on Saturday night lait. She bail a valuable cargo of dry good* on board. Navigation of the Ohio River. PmSBUBO, Marsh 3, 18fr6. The river continue*) cloned by Ice from this point to I'omeroy, below Wheeling. The weather i? cold. Market*. PHILADELPHIA STOCK BOARD. Philadklphu, Marsh 3, I860. Stocks are steady. We quote as follows:? Pennsylvania Fives, Heading Kailtoad, 46 Long Island, 163,; Morris Canal, 1&X ; Pennsylvania Railroad, 44. New* from Havana. The United States mail Hteamer Black Warrior, J. W. Smith, commander, from New Orleans the 24th and Havana the 29th, has arrived at this port. From Havana we have no political news of importance. The town is very dull, the Captain General being away on a tour of inspection of the military and civil depart ments of the government throughout the Island. No change in the sugar market. On hand 62,000 boxec. A detachment of tke British fl?et are expected In Ha vana, and every one is on the qui vive to welcome them. The Terrible, the Oaring, Available and Powerful are already there, and are exchanging salutes with the Spanish war vessels in the harbor. Rumor says that he destination of the English squadron is Nicaragua, to visit Colonel Walker. Among her passengers are the Rev. K. Waren Rungs, and Lieut. K. Werden, U. 8. N., commander of tlie unfor tunate bark Amelia, for whose safety so much solicitude was felt. City Po.ltlca. TIIK BROADWAY DOUSE WHIOS. Some sixteen gentlemen, purporting to represent the old line whig party, met last night at the Broadway House to take action as to what they should do In the oomlng Presidential contest. Mr. Robert Haws, of the Tenth ward, was called to the cbalr. and W. 0. B. Mllliken, of the Fifteenth ward, offi ciated as secretary. It was understood an address wss prepared, endorsing the nomination of Millard Fillmore for the Presidency, and recommending all good whig* to drop their preju dices and accept him in good faith. But the document was not acted upon. There was come discussion as to the propriety ol recom mencing tke whig platform of 18M, and a committee was appointed to draft a report expressive of the sense of the whigs of New York, on the prevailing political topis* of the day, including the "border ruffian difficulty. The meeting adjourned at a late hour, to meet again on next Thursday evening, to hear the report of tbe com mittee. Ill natured persons urge that this movement is got up solely for the benefit of certain politicians, who want to sell out to advantage. These wbigs claim to have five thousand votes behind them, a sufficiently large number to drive a little political bargaining with, between the Know Nothings and nigger worshipper*. Lau* Kmm*i TuMlw-MTm Lovh and ? lift." Tb? Ions promised new drama, by Charles Reade, wad done here laat sight, for the first time. It la ft feet not Terr creditable to the New York manager* that thifl really excellent drama waa acted la London three sea sons ago, and that it ha* ilneo been done In Baa Fran cisco and in Boston, while a metropolitan andienoe haf not had an opportunity to see it until last night. We are loth to destroy apart of the pleasure which th? many persons who will go to see this piece will enjoy, and therefore we hesitate to give ths plot in full. The scene is laid In England, in thft troublous time* of "Forty-tire, " when the Pre tender was up in Scotland and hourly expected In England. There are two Jacobites hiding in Cumber land, and eneof them, Sir Gervaia Rokewood (G.Jordan)* hae teapired a passion in the hearts of two Tillage beauties* Ruth Ravenscar (Mis* L. Keene), and Anne Musgrava (Miss Reignold*). Ruth carries the post bag, and is a wild girl, all life, passion and agility. Anne is the Poet master's daughter, and is soft, pliant, yielding audi loving. The contrast in the character* of these women forms the chief attraction of the play, and waa moBt hap pily delineated by Miss Keeue, m her part. But Miss Reignolds did not seem to understand that she was simply a negative character, and her want of comprehension of this fact (polled the mo*t effective paint of the play at the end of the second act, where she made an exclamation in stead of a supplication. But to proceed with our outline. Murgrave (YVemy*s> suspects the Jacobitea, and obtains proof against men | by opening their letters, after the fashion of Sir James Graham, and his humble imitator, the postmaster of' Kugely. Gervais is taken in a mure, but his life is final ly saved by Ruth, who wavers, after ascertaining that ha is privately married to her rival. Thia of the plot is worked out in the must artistic manner, and the post office scene 1b highly effective. The dialogue is ex ceedingly good, and deserves better treatment than It received at the hands of seme of the aotors last night. Ruth Ravenscar is the caief figure on the canvass, and the character was exceedingly well delineated by Mia* Keene. She seemed to bit the idiosyncracies of it exactly. We were aot pleased with Mr. Hall'g performance of the Je suit. It was too heavy, and altogether a bore. Mr. Jordan's part was comparatively unimportant ; but he did it nicely and gTscefaily, as usual. There is nothing else to say, unless that the village barber and the school master were shocking bjres, and might be cut out. It would relieve tbe audience, and the piece is long' enough without them. To ensure complete success for a piece of this kind, the first requisite is, that every part should be well acted. We cannot say this, but we cau say that Miss Keene'fl acting was good enough to excuse the obtuseness of some of her company; and that, consequently, the play waa well received by a very full house. It was well mounted, and barring some difference of opinion on the wig question, well dressed. And although ttte sentiment of the drama was, occasionally , a little too subtle for the actors, it was by far the best effort of Miss Keenv's see* son. It will be acted again to-night. Bccklkvb ? A Vkw Bcklksvi'8. ? "The Court of Ice* Borg," a trifle from the pen of Silas 8. Steele, was pr9 duoed at Buckley's Minstrels, last night, to a Axil house. It is a spirited little affair, a burlesque on the A ratio exhibitions, Arctic plays and every thing coal that has been done lately. There are a great many jokes, good and bad; plenty of good songs, by the Buckleys, Percival and others, and some pretty new ssenery. The audience liked it very much, and it will, undoubtedly, have a run. Police Intelligence* ALLHOED CAMPOKMA TICKET SWINDLE. John H. Fihnegan was brought before Justice Connelly^ at the Lower Police Court, yesterday afternoon, charged on the ocmplaint of Vn. White, late of Illinois, but now en route for California, with having defrauded him in the sale of a passage ticket for California. Ihe complainant alleges that he was met on the Hudson river care by a runner, who induced him to go to Enright's shipping and ticket office in West street, and tuere purchase from Kin negan a passage ticket, for which he paid $126; that the accused stated at tbe time of the purchase that the ticket was a second cabin one, when in reality it was only good for the steerage. Ttie prisoner was arrested by offioer Martln, of the Sixth ward police, and was held to bail to answer th* charge of false pretences by the magistrate. The runner who brought White to Enright'a office wi4 lso oetained. This party stated in open court that he was to be paid (10 commission on tbe sale of White's iciet alone. CBABOBS OF GBAND LARCH NY. Emanuel Spitzer was taken Into custody by officer Walsh, of the Second ward police, on charge of rteaHng 200 worth of silk goods, tbe property of Weiiker Bro thers, of Jfos. 64 and G6 John street. The complainants allege that the accused cane into their store a few morn ings ago with some samples of gc jda which, he said, he bad tor sale. Upon examining ihe silks the firm at once identified the properry as a portion of that stolen front them some time since. Spitzer uot being able to give any Hatiifactoi j account of the wnnr.fr Inwhich the property came into his possession, was brought before Justice Welsh, at ihe Lower Police Court, and committed for ex amination on the above charge. Hester Cooper was arrested by officer McManra, ot the Lower Police Court, on charge of stealing %fft from Ihe person of Tobias James, of the brig Lucy Attwiod now lying at the foot of Houston Mr eel. The c:mpliinant al leges that the accused stole the money from his pants 09 he was ijiig asleep on board of his vessel. The woman cenitdthe charge preferred against her in the most stienucuR manner. Justice Connolly committed the prisoner tor trial on a charge ot grand larceny. Patrick Hughes was tak?n into custody yesterday, by officer Latty, of the Tenth ward polioe, on oharge of steal a portemor.naie, containing $31, from Johanna Heiley, of Mo. 144 Division strewt. The accused was taken b< foro Justice Brennan, at the Third I)1h trie, Police Oonrt, where he was committed tor examination on the above charge. Coroner*' Inquest*. As Unknown Mjln Focsd Dkad ? Coroner Conterj held an inquest upon the bad/ of en unknown man, About 2T years of age, who wan found dead in an open lot In Thir ty seventh street, near Broadway. The deceased, it ap peared from a jivd mvrtem examination of the body made by Dr. Ferguson, died irom congestion of the lungi pro duced by intemperance and exposure to the weather. The jury renceied a veroict to tnat effect. Deceased was 6 fee. 8 inchcs in height, and was dressed in dark striped pants, pegged boot*, figured rest and dark frock oat. I For further information respecting the deceased all par '? ties interested are requested to apply at the Coroners' | office, Ne. 37 Cbambets street. | Dkatu ntoai iMTrwronu.NCK ? UvfOUMMU Rcmoh* o* I Vioi.KNfT.. ? Coroner Hills held an inquest yesterday, at | No. 88 Lewis street, upon the body of a woman named Susan Sims, who died rather suddenly on Sunday morn ing. The attention of the Kleventh ward police was called to the case upon information received from Dr. Maigs, who stated that the deceased died under very sus picious circumstances. The husband of the deceased, it appeared, had lived very unhappily with his wits; and having had a quarrel with her the evening previous to her death, Captain .Squires ordered the arrest of Sims, until an Inquest could be held on the body. From the evidence adduced before tbe Coroner, it appeared that the deceased had led a very intemperate life, and had po doubt died from congestion of the brain, superin duced by her improper mode of living. The jury, on hearing the evidence, rendered a verdict of "Death frost conjestton of the brain," whereupon Mr. Slmi was dis charged from custody, no blame being attached to him by the jnry. The deceased was a native of Ireland, sou was thirty-seven years of age. Fire Marshal's Office. ARREST ON SUSPICION OF ARSON. Before Justice Wood. On Sunday night, aoout eight o'clock, a fire was disco vered in the apartments ojcupled by Henry Glans, on the third story of the premise* No. 18 avenue D. Fire wan discovered burning in two places, and Irom the discon nected appearance of the burnirg it waa evidently the act of an incendiary. The occupant ef the apartment, with his wife, child nnd sister-in-law, were absnnt, having left the house about an hour and a half before the discovery of the fire. On tbetr return home, about nine o'clock, the po'.ice of the Kleventh ward took Mr. Glaus into custody, together with the wile and siater-ln law, on suspicion of befog the guilty parties. They wore taken before Justisc Wood, who detained them to a?rait tbe Fire Marshal's investigation. Tax on Bachelors. ? A bill *m introduced io the legislature of Kentucky imposing a tax upon bai lors over thirty years of age, $6 on eash fl 000 worth oi property, ad ? ulorm, to educate other people's chll iren. Court Calendar-? This Day. Brnunm Conw? llrttit.? Wm. 28, 263, 336, 8, ft, 45 09. 4. 88, 294, 101, 160, 79. 108, 330. kvrmME Cockt ? Special Term.? Nos. 20, 24, 28, 34, 83 84, 93, 188, 191, 214. When these are disposed of the Court will then hear cause* which were not reserved when called. gcrnios Cotrt? Trial Term ? Nos. 853, 483,877, 881, 880, 88', 888, 893. 894, 992, 644, 841, 399, 440, 907. 908, 909 910, fill, 912, 913, 917, 918, 920, 921, 922, 923, 924, 926, 926, 9^7, 928, 929, 9H0, 932, 933, 934, 937. 938, 939, 940, 941, 942. 943. The general term calendar will not he oalied until Thursday next. Beehe & Co., VafMonahle flatten, 156 Broadway, have ready, and now offer for sale, the spring and summer fashion for gentlemen's hats, made with their Im proved ventilator, which, oomhlned with other Improvements, renders their hats lighter and more comfortable to tun h end than any ever offered to the public. Qenln will Issue hi* Spring Style of (len? Uemen's hata for )f?W>, on Saturday, March 1, flRlflff, No. 214 Broadway, opposite Ht. Paul's church. A Cn?e of Pan* Hata, fo.- Gentlemen, Jim received by QKNIN, No. 211 Broadway, opposite 81, Pam> eburcb.