Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 28, 1842, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 28, 1842 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. Ntw York, Morirtajr, F< !>rutry 48, 1H4), Strnirt Ship Caledonia. No Caledonia yet! But we trust site reached Boston lu~t Saturday. No mail was received thence yesterday, and we are therefore in doubts. She was then twenty-two days out. Her non-appearance has created a good deul of excitement in 'his ctty, which was increased ia?t evening by the arrival of the lliberni.t, with intelligence ot severe gales on the Atlantic. On the 31 instant, the H-, then in lat. 14 51, Ion 51V. experienced a gale from the \V. loN. N. W , irhich lasted for twelve days. And it is the opinion of Captain Wilson that the Ciledonia Umtitiihe tiart of that time. Not withstanding this, we do uoi believe that any serious I disaster has happened to her. We have too great a | faith in her stnngth to think that she has gone down as the President did. PueTs?Kirr ? At one o'clock this morning, we received Bo.-ion papers el Saturday evening, by Adams' Express Line, in advance of the mail? The Caledonia had not arrived at Boston at the time of the departure of the express. Stcamihii' Clypk?This fiae steamship, the pionen of the West India mail steamers, which are to visit this pott, came up the bay yesterday, in splendid style, to the avtcn sliment of every one. She is to leave again this evening or to-morrow morning for Halifax, and will return immediately to con nect with others of the line at the West Indies ? Those who w ish to send letters to Halifax and to Europe by this steamer, can do so, by them to-day, at the cilice ol the British Consul. We un derstand that the Unicorn, now at Halifax, will take them thence to England, if the Caledonia should not arrive in time. We look upon the arrival of the Clyde as an important one for this city, in every point of view. 5>he is of aline of superior steamships connecting ihia, the greatest commercial city of the western world, with every important market bordering on the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, and has opened a commercial communication which, for its extent, speed, safety, and regularity, has never been equalled since Adam and Eve went out of the weslern gate of the garden of Eden. Hereafter we are to have a steamship every two weeks, bringing mat Is from upwards of forty different sea ports, and Boston thereby thrown far behind New York, in the great progress of steam navigation l-'oreignstt amcompanitssee the impoitance of' making this city the centre of communication, and we should not be surprised if Mr. Cunard, in the course of a short time, ordered his steamers to come here toa. We have heard of stranger movements in our day. EIGHT DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE. Arrival of the Steam Ship Clyde and Ship Hlbrrnla?Ferocious Speech of Hon. Daniel O'Connell against England?Preparation for the Royal Christening?Starving Con. dltlon of Great Britain?Decline In Cotton, die, die. The steamship Clyde, Capt. Woodruff, from Grenada, via St. Croix, St. Thuraq Turks Island, Nassau Savannah, and Charleston, arrived yeaterday morning The C. took on board from the steamer Dee, which arrived at Grenada on the 17th ult from Southampton, (Enz ) the mail bag, but bivughtnot a iinglt wwtpaptr. We are not without papers, however, for the fast sailing ship llibernia, Captain Wi'son, arrived in the afternoon with plenty to the 13*h, thus putting us in poa^etsion of both political and commercial news to the latest date. The Clyde draws 15J feet, and is 1842 tons burden She is the strongest, finest and most substantial British steamer we ever saw. Her cabin arrangements are very neat and comfortable, with no useless magnificence. 8he mounts four thirty-two .J... Tit. ...a.n.tin. ?r k.. _k..l I,..,,.. is different from those of the Queen, Western, or any other steatner that has been here. Her model is superb,that is to say, for an English one. One of the W. I. Mail steamers will hcreafier stop nt New York every fortnight. Permission has been granted by the American Government te the Company to take passengers between ports in the United States. The Clyde will proceed to Halifax, (S. S.) this evening, and leturn to New York,thence to Charleston, Savannah, Nassau, and Havana. There are one hundred and twenty-three steerage pa-sengers, English and Welsh, en board the Hibernia. They are chiefly respectable farmers, and hare a considerable amount of money with hem. These persons have been compelled to leave England, in consequence of the distressing starving condition of that country, and will be followed by hundreds of ethers. It is said that the mutineers of the Creole remained in prison at Nassau, waiting the determination of the American and British Governments. We learn verbally that they would be given up on a demand being made tor them oy our government. Steam ship Columbia, from Boston and Halifax, arrived at Liverpool on 15th ult. Great preparations wore making for the christening of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, aad for the reception of the King of Prussia at Windsor Castle, who is to be one of the godfathers. The Liverpool cottoa market was dull and declining. The Portuguese Cortes'was opened by com mis. sion at Lisbon on the 2J nit. Packet ship New York, hence, arrived at Liverpool oa the Utb. Prince's Theatre, L>nJon, which eost upwards of ?60,000, was sold by auction for ?10,401. M - Peel,'an uncle of Sir Robert reel, died very suddenly at Kxmoath, in Devonshire, on the 5th last in a fit of ap ^plexy, wh.le sitting at table with his son. The deceased possessed of immense wealth, and is said to have died intestate. The dividends on hs funded property for the past half year, amount t > upwards ot ?30,(M)0, which were received by power of attorney, and he has lef1 upward n of ?2 0 M,000. The Ri<ht Hnn. Henry Hobhouse, formerly under Secretary of Stite far the Home Department, has been appointed on tkte.cnmmission of enquiry .L. .U k.ll r.. ..I 1, . i. >.L _ r mxo mc ism iiiuu, ?n |i i4r rnom oi Lord Ashburton. We find nothing further 'relative to the moremints of Lord Ashburton in our paper*. Wei.l-m **Aiiin Ei-nrr?iejit.?We find the following in the Brussels paper, under date of Jan. 6: ?"The whole city* u full of the elopement of a youngr, hands ome, and rich heiress, the litter in law of one of our minitter*, with the n<-phew of the Hiahop of tiheut, on leaving the firit ball at court. Four carriage* and four, each containing a young couple dressed in the same manner, having a-t out at tne aamc hnnr in four different direction*, it was impossible to go in pursait of them ? flu* young couple h ive arrived in London, where the bant had been publnhed a fortnight before, and they are duly married ; they are expected at llrus els to- morrow, when thoy will pay their new year's visits." SrEccM of O'Cown.t. ?We find in the Liverpool Mail of the I Ith. the following There was a grand muster of the followers and admirer* of Mr. Daniel O'Connell at Dandalk, a few days ajo, the number assembled being reported to be upward* of aiKty thou-and ; and this we are not surprised at, for the poor creatures were driven to the meeting by the priest* from the surrounding district*. On this occasion the mendicant delivered two speech ea?one ??mn ana miuiner mtr dinner. ne uor row i ftWMincti from the latter, because it contain* more ryv it the other. Tbia if r grand karat: 1 deapiac you, Kn/Und; I look with pity on your proatrate condition; 1 compassionate the m?iancholy disgrace of jour present position. The Knglish hare pat ian Tory government. they have doae away with that holy sanctified institution which, 1 may ?ajr, resembles the attributes r.f the Deity - the admin" tration of justice Nati wis h?v? risen and hare ftl.rn; the democratic principle reared thcin to diziy splendor that thry might meet a greater 'all by the eorroaion of oligarchical ty runny. And it England to be a solitary exception toihcael?la England to itand alone in the rum ot twice mo:? naighty ki-iedomsl (Cries of "No.") Ia thii do >m to be realised ! The timcia fm-t approaching; turn jour eyea to the many conrulaioaa which rend hera.dea as&nder; mark the meetings which ate held for tho rsesucitation of trade; aee her banks failins;?iee her laborera starving, and murdering t aeh other?aee her machinery growing ruaty from disuse?gee her fou idneg empty - see her fireg blown out?you can hear no sound of the auvil?vou cannot ca ch the cracking found of the shutileor the loom?all ig desert?all ia destitution?all ia want And what a parliament baa ahe aelt-cted at tush a Ciiais! 1 do not deceive myself, wheu I aee her people thronging to her aocialiat chape)?, where doctiiuca repugnant to civilized humanity are inculcated. 1 cannot be so bind as to overlook the c ingregAtious of her chartists. I cannot but think of her torch and dagger meeting-*; I cannot I but regard tlieaa things aa ominous (Hear, hear ) I When 1 aee her nonulatiou rapidly diminishing? when I see her people convulsed?when 1 see thein dying of starvation?when i see France regaiding her with a hawk's eye, and waiting as a wolf for an opportunity to destroy he;?when I see the United States regarding her with no very propitious eyewhen I tee M'Leod's case holding a dangerous asp>-ct?when I see th* frontier question unsettled? when I see proud England assailed from abroad, and her very bowels torn out by internal dissension?when 1 see all this, do 1 deceive myself when I look forward to no distant day, when Ireland approaches to her own independence? (Cheers.) ?" I will, then, look for a parliament of our own ? 1 will seek for a House of Commons in Collegegreen?I will rally for a tribunal where I c?n summon that judye, aud I will consign him to that fate he so jastly deserves. (Cries of the villain and groaning.) Yes, 1 will sprak trumpet tongued till 1 obtain my end . I ant not fond of vapid o a'ory? 1 do not speak sylogistically?1 do not use what is called an allegory- No; but in the name of justice (and 1 hope I am not guilty of a profanation when I invoke the name of God) 1 proclaim that Ireland must have her just rights; she will insist on and obtain them in peaceful, orderly demeanor and moderation; she will rally her forces and press furward to the wished for goal. (Cheers) . Tiik Nicer Expedition ?The accounts which have been received at Portsmouth within these two or three davs, of the Niger expedition, have fully confi med those which were brought by the Hora tio. It was stated that when the 8oudan left the pviifditinn. it h*rl r*>ai*h?d the mufliienre nf the Niger and Tehadda, and it wm arranged that the Albert should proceed up the Niger, and the Wilberforae up the Tcbadda; but it was feared that from the deplorable condition ia which it was placed by the sickness and the increasing mortality among the officers and men, the expedition would be compelled to return. These unpleasant anticipations hare been speedily realised in the leturn ol one of the vessels, the Wilberforce; and but little hone was entertained that the other, the Albert, would continue hercourse more than a day or two longer. From the present accounts, it appears that on the very next day alter the Soudan lrft there were many sick on board the Wilbrrfsrce, that it was not able to'go up ihe Tcbadda, as previously determined, but was obliged to follow the Soudan to Fernando Po,under the charge of Lieut. Strange; her captain, XV Allen, and nearly the whole of the crew being ill of the fever. On the tame day that the Wilberforce lett the confluence to return to sea, Capt. Trotter gp.t the Albert underwi ish to proceed up the Niger for the purpose of visitog Kabbah, which he considered essential for the furtherance of the obj-ets for which he entered the river. While, however, he resolved to make the attempt, he was by no means sanguine of being able to accomplish his design. He had al ready many of liit men ill on board, and he himself atated that many new caeca were occurring every moment, which were very perplexing,but he did not yet ace it was time for the Albert to give in, though half an hour more might alter the caee. The Sou Jan was dispatched by Captain Allen back to the river to assist the Albert in case of need,and was accompanied by the Ethiop, Mr Beckro.'t.wbo volunteered to undertake that service. The Sondan waa placed under the command of Lieutenant Strange, the officer, (Lieutenant Fishburne) who brought her down the river, being ill of the fever; he had, how ever, subsequently become convalescent. Mr. Wakebam died on board *he Wilberforce 011 her passage down the river, and Mr. Harvey di<d when she arrived at Fernando Po.? Liverpool Mail, Jan. 13. France. The Paris papers of Monday, Jan. 10, have reached us. The minister ef war has addressed a circular to all the colonels of regiments of iniantry, to inform them of the resolution of the government to suppress a bittalion This document sngges's that th y should, in the meantime, discharge the non-commissioned officers of the class of 1835, who m'ght wish to quit the service, and otter them situations in Algeria There was a small "revolution" in Paris on tha release 01 me addc l.amuianais. it was immediately put down, however. Spain. Letteis and journa'sjfroni M idrid to the 31 instant mention that the ditpite between the French ambassador aad the ."-'p mish government remained in ttatu qno "The latter," adds these advices, "had made every cnace>sinn, consistent with the national dignity, in order to accommodate matters, but was firmly resolved not to concede the point demanded by the French ambassador." Algiers. The intelligence from .Algeria, received via Marseilles, cornea down to tho 2d instant. The Tage steamer, by which they were conveyed, performed the passage in the short space of 45 hours. The Muniteur Algerien af the 2jth ult publishes a long report ot Gen-Negrier on the situation of the pn> viuce of Constantioe, announcing that the roost per fenu ranquility prevailed in that oart of the regency. The contributions were regulatly paid by the natives; seven tribes bad lately made their submission to the Frencb;^lhe eutire country round Con tantine was in a high state of cultivation, and General Negrier expected that the amy of occupation would subsist this year on the produce of the soil; the immense plains of Temlonha.Talergma,OuleJ-Abdcnours,which had remained waste for four vcart. were fast coverinr with farm houses. and land had bsen distributed for tillage to the garrison of Conataatine in the neighbourhood of that city. Work* of erery description were being prosecuted with the utmost activity; a barrack sufficiently spacious to accommodate 900 or 1000 cavalry, situate at the Bardeau, and another at El Asouch, were nearly terminated' Market*. Loxoax F.xcHtxec, Jan. U.?The operations in the F.nglish Ksnds, mentioned yesterday, were continued to day by the same parties, and upon similar terms ?namely, specially f-r bauk notes. Various opinions are hazarded as to the cause of these sales ; being attributed by some to the late funding of Exchequer bills, and by others they are supposed to be on account of the saving's banks ; the latter supposition is generally receivid as coriect among those who are likely ta have tha best information. The amount of stock sbld tc-day exceeds ? J X) ntxt. and the decline per cant; the closing pric? a being 8-u to HO. t.oth for money and for the account. Dank stock I6#J ta lb7j. India stock 245 to 347. Exchequer bills hare remained steady at 18s to 20s premium. The Forrign market has been quite inactive, with the exception oi Spanish, in which same trilling business w as transact, ,1 at the improved quotation o! 2.5J to 24j. Tne proitosed arrangement for restoring (he finances of Portugal, which appeared in the " Herald" of tc- lay, hss been lead with attention, but it appears to give but little satisfaction to the lond holders: no elfect has yet bein produced by it on the nrica cf the stock, which still remains at 32 to 33 J for toe fie and 19 ta 10J.!or the Three per Cents ; the intention ol the brokers and the dealers having bi en confined to the home market. The other [ fnads were, Belgian lOllto I02J ; Dutch,the Twc-and-aHalf rer Cents 50; to 511. the K'ive par Cents 100 to I Mil ; Dtniah 80} to 91} . Brazilian tit to <16 , ColomMon 21 j to 2J ; Metiun 29 to 21}. Kill way aharea wore dull; Birmingham 78 to 40; Orrat Weatern 21J to 22} ; the Half shaiea 10} to ll| ; (ij?jH?rt 7 to 8, and Black wall New Shares 2J toSjnntnium. Birmingham and Gloucester 6Jt? t>6, North Midland 7 J to 74, the New aharra 3* to .16, Brighton 37) to 37f. Black wall Old shares III to 1). and South Western 68 to 60 per ihare. Eastern Countiea 14} to 14, and Moath Eastern '20J to 20f per iliaro. Money hat been very acarce, and there were borrowera at five per cent. The koraign Exchanges in many inatancea were higher. Antwerp bring quoted at 12 4 to 12 4} ; Hamburgh 13 JOJ to 11 ll\, naJ raria 26 76 to 26 82} ; Ameterdam rem titicl at 12 4} to 12 4} ; Kotterdam 126; Krankfoit 160 to 160} ; Trieste 9 62 to 9 63 ; I.iabou 621 ; Madrid 38} to 3fiJ. Lomin Cnav E?c*t?'i*, Jan 10 ?Although the supply ol wheat fteth up this morning waa bat moderate, the trade ruled extremely dull, at a decline of la per quarter from thia day week. LivtarooL Cowan Jan. 14.?The laat few daya have been dull and Hat in the r.tton mark, t. New imports of Ami ri^an, as soon aa landed, have been brought lorwaid for aalr. and the proceeding on all aidea, whether it be on the part of hollera to aell or conatimera -... "rrm 10 [U on inn presumption that the pre?ent moderate rate* are not likely to he materially diaturhed. It thia way it it we hare clotfJ the market thit w eek reducing the o'lotatiomof the rieat bulk of American rotton Jd per lb. willalro apply to India. All other kindi are much at before. The public tale of 8>im?? today went off with a fair degree of apint, and at much about the tame r.te at pri etebti<inrta,pcrhape point lower. 2M0 American an ! 6.10 Surat hare been taken on apecnlation, and 200 American for export. galea of the week?44?0 baler Upland, 41 <4; a.WI (>i leans 4| a 71.1; 2130 Alabama, 6 a A]d| 220 8e a bland. Ilia Kd; 10 Stained do 6jdj 43.) Pemam, y a 7|d, 2*0 Viaranbatn, a 6|t; 210 Bahia.7 a 7|d; fi?0 Keyptian, 7 a lOd, 2.S00 Surat, 3j a ?id. 00 Madraa,4l; 40 Uamanira, aM; no W.-ct India.6] 1; 20 Carthngem, 4)1; 20 Perilvian.Od. k.*iH.rt from ltt to 14 h Jan. 1M1 600. Sam pino.1 1641,400 Imp irta from let to 14 h Jaa. 1S4 J, 4',M 1 "rett >ame period 1641. O*', 110 balea. Mock lit Jan. ItMl, 3M.'J00. Stock lit Jan. 1S43.429,800 bale*. Stock 14th Jan. 104J, 343 000. Ji?r. 16.? One-eighth lower than last week. Sale* 91,990 lialei. Import*, 36 090 bale*. A aa'e male thia day ol 800 bale* at a lower price than any aince 192?. At 10 o'clock this morning the ateamer Columbia mad* her appearance. To day no iar.pmvem *nt. Some of the old !M cotton haa been felling at 5 J. Eaat India cotton if actonifhingly improved in color, utaple, cleaning, and bid* fair to reduce, ere long, the cnuauinption of American, in a considerable degree. Both cloth and yarn are very dull, and the advice* from Mancheater laat evening.qaote a decline in tbe Utter. Buyera are waiting the meeting of Parliament to fee whatftep* will be taken t# improve trade It meet! on the til February neat. Notwithstanding the apparent impossibility to jet an advance on cotton, we have iniormalion that (pinnera are not losing, on the contrary. LirrnrooL, Jan. U?Things in Manchester are not so favorable, spinners ami manufacturers have accepted lower rates, thishas had its due weight here, and in coxsequence of abundance offering 1-8J decline has been submitted to in American Cottons. The sales Kiiday are l'>,000 ball's, 1000 of these on speculation, and u00 bales for export. Hirer, Jan. 12 ?Our Cotton market remains without animation, the very severe cold weather almost prevents communication with the interior. The navigation of the Seine is also interrupted. Our principal holders appear anxious to sell, and from the irregularity of prices for the last two days, a new decline is now at hand. u The sales since the 1st inst. amounts to 7,700 bales of all sorts. The arrivals to 3 700 b iles, only owing to the prevalence of easterly winds. Our stocks consist ot 90,000 bale*, but the first change of wind will bring large and long expected supplies, under which, prices must inevitably g ve way. Some lots of tin - Carolina Rice, daily expected,(have been sold, to arrive, at J6f. to 28f. Lit t.arooL, Jan i vh ?The advices per Columbia were received this morning. We are rather surprised that price.* wi'h you had, un der existing circumstances, keen so well maintained ; but we have a strong opinion that your market would be much depressed from th* accounts received from this country. The reports of a reduction of the estimate of your crop are n?t likely to hare any effect on our marke', which we believe can only be influenced by a return of a more healthy state of trade in our manufacturing distiicts. There is rather more business doing in Manchester, but, although some of the manufacturers have ceased working, and others only working short time, prices f goous ana yum* are not remunerative. We refer to the annexed circular. Prices of cotton are fully aa low aa at any period laat year. The salsa to day have been only 2000 balea?and the market closed eaviljr. LivKarnoi.. Jan. 14 ?There hai been a fair demand for cotton from the trade thia week, but aa many holdera, particularly of new cotton, are disposed to sell. the market ha? had a heavy appearance, and purchaaea have been made, from import* of the new crop, at a reduction of Jd per lb Irom laat week'a prices. There i? no change in Brazil or Egyptian,though the latter are not 10 freely offered. East Iudia are in fair request at the late pricea. Thoae offered at auction to day were mostly sold without much decline, though with some irregularity. Thi sales to day are 3000 bales to the trade, with a heavy market-, on speculation thia week, 'if>00 American and 600 Surat; export, 200 American. Pricks Currk.nt This Dat? Sea Island,ord. to mid., 9J a 10J ; fair to good fair, 12 a 13,J ; good to fine, 15 a 30 ; Stained do., ord. to mid , 4 a 4.J ; fair to good fair, S a flj ; good to fine, * a 8| ; Upland, ord. to mid, 4J a 5jj ; fair to good fair, 5} and bl ; good to fine, 6J and 6} ; Mobile, ord. to mid ,4^ as}; fair to good fair, 6} a 6 ; good to fine, 6\ a 7 ; New Orleans, ord. to mid, 4| a 5j -, fair to good fair, 5{ a 6J ; good to fine 6J a 8 ; Egyptian,ord to mid 7} : fair to good fair'l a8; good to tine,8} a 9} ; Surat and Madras, ord. to mid. 3} a 3} ; fair to good fair, 4 a 4j ; good to line. 4} a 4j. American taken lor consumption up to this day, 29920; ditto,during same period last year, 37,300; total taken for consumption, M1730; ditto last year, 50,000; Stock American, on hand, Jan. 14,1942, 251,300. Total stock on hand,433,610; do American on hand same time last y ear, 590,070; ditto, total on hand same time last year, 334,000. Btatc or Tbadk.?Maisciicsteb, Jan. 11?There was rather le?s animation in the market than on the two preceding Tuesdays; and those spinners and manufacturers who bad demanded further advance* laat week, were generally content to accept thepricea wkich were then offered but refused. The market, however, is tolerably steady, both in goodi and yarn, at a trifling advance upon theextreme low rates current about a month ago. I Rochdalc, Jap. 10?To-day being the new market, mere nts ueen a {numerous auenuance ; out uui a juuportinnate quantity of buaineaa transacted. Pricea yet remain low. In the wool market there ia nothing new to repoit. Paiai rr, Jan. 8.?Theatate of trade thia week haa preaented a few alight dawninga of hope. Several bayera have made their appearance, and, although the extent of talea ia bat (mall, and pricea very low, aeveral parcrla of goada have been taken up. In tome instance*. aellera have refuaed to aubmit to any reduction of price, and rather to be dia, o-ed to hold until something like a remunerating price ia obtained. Meanwhile, one parcel after another finding (purchasers, helpe to diminish the atock.and to aet omr manufacturer! a thinking what to begin prepat ing. Silk merchant! are ditpoaed to become fully ai lirrn In their term*. The manufacturing committee have incraaied their weavera about one hundred during the week, and have now 830 employed. The nunib.r of webi given outdaring the week amounta to 180, making, aince the commencement,l,U8 Liverpool Cottok Miikt. Jan. 8.?To-day not leaa than 4 000 bag! have been diapoaed of, including 300 American and 500 Sural taken on (peculation, and 1KJ American far export. Prieea ere steady,but more parti culaily for the common and middling qualities of American, which are not freely offend. Jan. 10th?The demand for cottcn to-day hat not bean particularly brisk, hut the aalea amount to 4 000 bagi, including 700 Surat, and pricea are iteady for all kinds. The trade have been nearly the sole buyera. Liverpool Coan Ekchaxge, January 11?Since Tueiday, the 4th instant, there is a considerable freeh arrival forthe Corn trade, including lomequantity of foreign Wheat and United States Flour. The frost is unabated and the canals are shut. The Wheat trade has been inanimate, and the purcha sesof the town dealers have been few and confined to retail lots, but there have been aeveral orders for shipment to Ireland far fine free foreign, which have been executi d at full prices, viz^at 9s 0d to 9? 11J far red Baltic, at 10s 6d for mixed Danzic. All other kinds, which were not wanted, might have been had at some reduction, more tspecielly Irish, which is generally very inferior. Sock and barrel fiour have been in limited request, and former pricea have been barely supported. A cargo of Ancona Wheat on the passage to this part, has been sold at 7s 61 per 70lbs, short price, delivered hert. There have been no sales of flour in bond. la? at on.t lor which th-re wt? only a very limited inquiry, wb* ollVred 2,1 to 31 cheaper for all kind* except the finest qualities, in which there i? little chance. The value of lri?h la in a great measure nominal for want of buyer*. There i? no alteration in prices of free barrel and sack flour, but the *ale? have been trifling in amount. There wax no inquiry for wheat in bond. U. State* flour to arrive was offered at 28i per baric). Boy. ?Charles Dickens, Ilsq. and his ea'.imable lady purpose leaving New York for the south this afternoon. He may remain, however, till to-mo-row, in the hope of receiving letters by the Caledonia, if they do not arrive to-day. Since his arrival in this city, he has been literally feasted, feted, toasted, wined, and dined, to his heart's content. With the exception of the great Box Ball and the magnificent Boz Dinner at the City Hotel, all the other honors and hospitalities extended to him were of a strictly private nature. In this the people of New York have 9howo their good sense; and Dickens hne acted like himself in declining any further public manifestations of respect. During hi* stay here, he has worked like a dray horse, ("if wc may be allow ed the expression,") answered hundreds and liun dreds of letters?received thousands of calls and shakes of the hand?declined dozens of invitations to breakfasts, suppers, dinners, and many a Mrs. Leo Hunter's fancy cire?sdejeur.e; dined out, we beheve, every day: and frequently breakfasted and supped out. And yet, he has taken many quiet driver, and rides, and walks, in, around and out of the city, and visited all our public institutions. He goes no farther south than Charleston; visits Canada in the spring, returns here the end of May, and goes home in the ! <* vie 1.; i..-. 7 hjio a na vrrurgc VT OfilllllKlUU, # , iltimi iiuu t>uvi?tvi or whenever he goes, we ?ay "Clod blew h'm!"' Chatham Theatre.?This evening John Selton, Ksq , makes his appeaiance in the part oi Jemmy Twitcher, in which be is unrivalled. This gentleman has been for three years travelling in liurope.and has now returned to the scene of h;s former triumphs The acting ol Mr. Sefton is of a peculiar and novel character; he is to the drama what Bo* is to the novel writets. He delineates with truth and clothes with interest that portion of the tinman species, of which, b-ing more depraved and degraded, little is known among ihe higher walks. The same fund of humor,* and intensity of interest runs through both. Mr. Thorne, with his usual enterprise and tact, was prompt in enlisting the services of this gentleman. This evening, in addition to the Golden Farmer, the bills present the " Barrack Room," and the " Radian Boy." The part at Catherine by Mrs. Thorne, to whose call for a benefit the discriminating public promptly responded on Saturday night, notwithstand ng the inclemency of the weather. Pabk Thsatbe.?We deem it an act of duty to Mr. ltarrv. the worthy stage manager or the Bark Theatre, to rail attention to his benefit, which takes plase to niRht. There is a new ccm?dy calhd the *' Fiscal Agent," and a new drain 1 (tiled "Charles O'Malley," to be predueed, of both of which report speaks w* 11. Mr. Rarry his worked hird to please the publir, and bring out new pieces in a splendid style; he des?r,'ts a good tenetit at the pccktlt of ihe public?therefore iet hint hire i: te-atghi. Albany. [Correspondence of the Herald.] Albasv, Friday, Feb. 25, 1912. Railroads?F.ltction fMe?Statt Prison? Criminal Court Sill. In (he Asszmily, to-day, Mr. D. R. F. Jo.n*s presented a petition to authorise the Supervisors of Neir York to lery a tax. I Mr- Scott presented a petition from James I!ennetr, of Arlington House, Long Island, prayingtbat bis name might be changed to James Arlington Bennett. Mr. Hatiuwa v again called for the consideration of hi- resolution ia relation to the Chemnng Canal loan ; bnt it was objected to. A report was received from the Ulica and Schenectady Railroad, in answer to a resolution of the House. The one day election law was again taken up in committee of the whole. The question recurred on striking out Mr. Cramer's amendment defining what shall constitute a residence, in certain cases? the provision that paupers sha 1 not lose a residence by being in a poor house. Mr. Simmo.vs and Vr. O'Sullivan both addressed the committee, in a very able manner, but all to no purpose, as it was found that after all, they had misunderstood the question; and the speeches, therefore, were all for naught. Thus it is?talk they muit, question or no question. Mr. Loom is offered an amendment, which was adopted, to the effect that troops in the service of the United States shall not acquire or losearesidence by such service. After along debate as to the necessity of there being any provision defining the residence of voters, the Speaker announced a message from the Senate, and moved that the committee rise and report, which was agreed to ; and Messrs. Foster and Furmais, as a committee from the Senate, announced the election of the Hon Aloh-/.o C. Prior, as President, pro tempore, of that body. The consideration of the bill was again resumed. The question of defining residence was again argued. The debate on this paint has been of deep interest, and developed a great deal of talent, legal research, and constitutional knowledge. It was carried on mainly by Messrs. Stetson, O'Sollivar, Stkors, Simmons and Davezac. The objections against allowing any provision to remain in this bill, attempting to define a residence, were that the constitution already sufficiently specified the qualifications on that point, which it would be impossible for any legislative enactment to alter, See See On the other hand, it was urged that at every election there were always difficulties arising from the various opinions in this matter, and it therefore was essential that the Legislature should make some specification, so that there might be a general rule for guidance. It was immaterial whether it was declaratory or mandatory law. It was finally settled, by providing that no sailor, soldier, pauper, or student shall be considered as having gained or lost a residence. Mij. Davezac spoke some eight or nine times during this debate, although repeatedly interrupted by cries of question, plainly evincing the repugnance felt by members to being bored any further on this subj ct This matter of absenteeism begins te trouble tne House again On one of the amendments it was found that there was not a quorum voting; hut, however, upon counting the heeds, it was found that there were seventy-four present,several having neglected to vote. The leaves of ah sence average about half a dozen per day, for periods varying from six to sixteen days. On a provision relative to the rights of citizenship being granted to convicts, &e. Mr. Weir rose to make a few remarks, when he was interrupted by loud calls of question. Mr. W. declared that there had been a great deal of hair splitting among the lawyers this morning, and he would inform them that it was tims for other people te talk, and he would further inform thew th :t he was net to be driven from the fl.or, and then continued hie remarks. The House have become tired of this tedious question, and are anxious to get rid of it as speedily as possible; bat they arc defeated in this, through the pertinacity of the makers. The Committee of the Whole is certaialy a most usefal pait ot the machinery or iet>:>i?t>?n } but that it is liable to abuse, the discussion on this bill haa shown to be equally as certain. After some farther amendment, en motion of Mr. Cramer, the committee roae and reported the bill to the House. On this, Mr. Swacehammrr again offered an amendment, providing that the Supervisors of the various cities end towns should be allowed to pay their Inspectors of Election as they cho c. On this question the ayes and noes were demanded, and the motion was lost. Pending several requests for leaves of absence, a motion to adjourn was put and carried. In the Senate, to day, Gen. Root presented a petition fiorn one hundred end twenty inhabitants ot Cayuga, again-t any change in the present State Prison system. These petitioners are, it it most probable, men who are reaping harvests from the products of coLVict labor in the Auburn Sta'e Prison, and to whom, of course, a change would prove H??tr im? nfal The Senate elected Mr. A. C- Paige President, pro tempore. His opponent was Gtn. Koot Mr. P. will make a first rate P reddest, and is highly popular with the Senators. The consideration of the repudiation resolutions was then resumed, and after considerable talking had been done, the order of business, of the third reading of bills, was taken up, and various unimportant bills received their fiual disposition Mr. Scott moved that when the Senate adjourn, it shou d met t again at 3 o'clock P. M. to consider the bill for the repeal of the act known as the New York Criminal Court Bill, which was refused. The Senate yesterday confirmed several nominations of the Governor for Notaries Public. Cave Ulciscau. Harrlsburg. [Correspondence of the Herald.] Harkisbuko, February 25, 1812. T*e Bank Bill?Divorce, frc. Notwithstanding the lata and continued action of our Legislature on the Resumption Bill, there ia every reason to believe that oar currency question is to remain as unsettled and deranged, as it new ia for some months to come at least, if not years. Some that make great pretensions to knowledge in these mstters, avsr that after all, we are to have nothing, duiing the regular session at least, like a bill requiring ine nanus i<> resume specie pay menu. The Senate bill, which was sent to the House yes* terdajr, meets just about the same reception in that body, which theirs did in the Senate. A number of amendments hav-- already beeu proposed, and others doubtless will be. Mr. Deford, the veritable father of the farmer immediate resumption bill, has now so far changed his position, that he to-day moved to extend the time :?< the first of Ji ne. What influence will be br. ughttobrar in this matter 1 am not prepnred to say, hut Cr rta.n it it crippled a* the banks are, they have such a hold upon us as a fate, and such an influence over our people, that it will be a difficult matter to break loose from them and regain our supremacy. During the afternoon session in the House, a bill Tors divorce was brought up in a very hasty man ner, of which I wish to speak, and also ask ol you tome information, hereafter. I. O. or O. F?Tompkins and Hancock Lodger, celebrate their anniversaries this evening, at the Broadway Tabernacle. Th*ir orator, P. G. M. James L. Ridgely, of Baltimore, arrived here on Saturday evening. He is accompanied by P. G. S. Thomas Wildy, the man who fi'rt raised the banner ofOJdFellowship in America. The venerable father of a truly numerous and respectable progeny, comes to join his children in their rejoicings I>et every member go and greet him with a cordial welcome ; we understand he leaves again on Wednesday morning Latzb i hom I?io Gsasdc.?By the arrival oi the Buenos Ayres, Capt Lake, from Rio Grande, we arn that the importation of goods into the interior had been prohibited by the Governor. Markets were dull, and hides very high. Kdccatio*.?J OrviJIr Taylor lectures on education to-night, aiee advertisement. Mr. Taylor ia t!ie best lectureroi education in the country. trmrerarce ix tmi Writ.?The Nashville Whig of the 17th inst. congratulates its readers on the increasing interest that is being taken in Tenntatee in the cause of temperance, and the great improvement visible in morals consequent upon ?nch n course. After noticing the Baltimore mis sionaries in a vianner highly complimentary, it is stated that the number of persons who bave t-ieard the pledge west of the Ohio River, is upwards < f thirty thousand, and that it it not improbable that it will be doubled in the course of the present year. PJ) S T S C K I P T.~ Washington. If.nrrstnonrlnn^a nf ikn UursM \ WA^HiifOToi*. Feb. '26. Whig Reform?A Plain Man at the White Home. Wei!, the whig majority in the House of Representative! have at last achieved a magnificent exploit in the way of reform. They have actually passed a resolution depriving the Clerk of two ofli cer*, whose services he coniiders indispensable to the comfort of the House and the regular transaction of the business and the keeping of an accurate and intelligible journal. The cost to the nation of diecuseing and pas&iogthis retrenchment resolution, has been precisely $40 880. The interest of this sum would have paid theialariesof the clerks, leaving the principal and the services oi the officers to the government. If this is to be considered a fair specimen of whig reform, it is proper thut the people should know it. If alfthe promises of retrenchment and reform ware humbug, the fact cannot be too soon acrertained. The paltry demagogueism manifested in the house, during the debate on this matter. deserves the severest reprehension. The great " leaks," it seems, are not to be " stopped." The bung is to be left out, while the inconsiderable waits at the spiggot is to be tended with all imsginable parade and ostentation. The immense and wssteful expend itu res i n the 1 ndian department, the enormous^and unnecessary expenses in contracts and jobs for the ar my and navy establishments,of which the whigs have now the control and the profit, are to be untouched. But something must be shown to the people as a fulfilment of the whig promises of " reform and retrenchment." They cut down two clerkships, which ultimately they will be compelled to restore, and show this to the people as an evidence of their sincerity. All attempts to reduce, restrict, or define the mileage of the members, which is the greatest abuse under the government, have been steadily resisted and defeated. Will the people trust such rrformert, or be profitted by sach a reformation 1 There is ample room for retrenchment in every branch of the public service. The people expect it ?demand it, and they will not be put off with such trifling as the House have now exhibited. This Washington is a great place for lions. When a new face is seen at the President's table, which is the grand menagerie, every one's curiosity is on tiptoe to know whose it is and whence it comes. An instance in point occurred yesterday. A strange looking person appeared there, and the President, with an attention which would seem to bespeak at least the presence of an archduke, exclaimed? " Will you take wine with me, sir T" "Not I. 1 never drink wine. If you like to take a glass of brandy and water, I'm your man." The President drank his wine, while the stranger was according to his own taste. " Well," said the stranger, " upon my soul, I like you, sir. I like a man without Dride or nonsense. I'm for a President that makes a plain man a' home, and relishes a farmer as much as he does his beef and mutton. That wan't bad beef nor mutton eiher, were they, hey I This btought out the mystery. The guest was a plain butcher, from Wilmington, Delaware, by the name of Jacob Denny, who had presented a noble surloin of beef, and the finest mutton that ever was seen, to the Chief Magistrate, and our President was > really delighted with the sound and unsophisticated manners of his visiter. " Where were this mutton and beef raised, sir?" said Mr. Tyler. " Raised 1 Why, in Chester county, Pennsylvania. " I think I never tasted finer," observed a guest. " How could it be atherwise- Chester county raises the finest beef ?"u ""uiiuu iu >ku ..-u that sheep was a cross of the South-Down with the Leicester breed, and although of exceedingly small boae, weighed about a hundred and ffTiy pounds dressed." " How large was the beef V' " It weighed seventeen hundred, and had two hundred pounds of rough tallow." oafti ** The beef, I reckon," said a western gentlemen, ?' came from the Reserve. We grow almost all your Pennsylvania beef in Ohio." " Like enough," said the butcher, " but you have to send it to Pennsylvania to be fattened." When the butcher had arisen from the table, in departing he shook the President most heartily by the hand, exclaiming, "Sir, Pve heard of republican Presidents, but I never saw one till I saw John Tyler. You've made me feel as if I was in my own hous", and when I get back to Delaware, I shall tell my neighbors that I, a plain man of the people, have been received by the Chief Magistrate in the house which the people have provided, with as much hospitality and kindness, as if I had been the most dirtinguished man in the country." The feeling of the butcher is a very prevailing one among the middling classes, of which he forms ne, and one of the most respected by all who know him- Surely, it must be no slight gratification to the head of a republic like ours, to see hourly evidences that in such hearts, at least, he has no rivalHouse of Re pre sen tail Tea. The House of Representatives to-day, made bat little progress in the public business. After the presentation of some petitipns and the passage of some private bills through their first stages, the resolution reported by the Retrenchment Committee, which has been some days under discussion, was adopted, a hereby two clerks are discharged from the public service. This is a reform worthy a Dai riotic national council. Ilia admitted that the aer vice of theae two clerks ia requisite during the tension, and as extra service to perfotm their duties must necessarily be better paid than where perntaj nency is given to the employment, the amount saved will be lets than the salary that iweuld be paid to tliern for the recess, to save which more money has been spent by the prolonged debate open it thaa would have paid 'heir entire salary for several years, and the public burin ss has betn necessarily ob strutted. Verily, thi? ia " the day of small things ' The next subject of debute was which was the appropriate committee to which a memorial from Messrs Blair.V"Rives, the late Printeis to the House should be referred. The compendium of the recently taken census, was this morning laid on the members'tables from the press of Blair Sc Rives The same work is being performed by Mr. Allen, the Printer to the Senate, and the question was, which printer was entitled to payment for the performance of the work- The performance of the work by both printers involved an unnecessary expenditure of $60,000; to this Messrs Blair &, Rives called the attention of the House, and it was necessary to institute an inquiry to determine who should be paid. The llouae agreed that? both printers should stop operating until the question was a ttled. Messrs Blair Rives will of course stop, because they have completed the work under an order of the Secretary of State?and the subject was then referred to the Committee on Claims. The residue of the day was devotad to private bills, several Executive documents having been first presented, asoorgst which was a reply from the Pre aidentof the United States to a resolution of the House, calling for information reepectiag the Male of the negotiations between the governments of the United States and of Great Britain, on the subject of the North Eastern Boundary, with any corresDoadene" whiich may have oatsed in relation there to. The President replied that the information could not be furnished without detriment to the public aervice. Kar W?t, Feb. 18 ?There is nothing of importance to communicate to you by thia mail We hate bad ao wrecks since my laat? consequently buair ere it trery dull. The only arrivals have bean the #thr. Ivanhoe, from Boston on the 1Mb, and brig (JreoK nine day, from Mobile for New York, with some : damage to her rudder. Baltimore. tCofTMfODdeuer o( Ihf HrraM ] Uahuoki:, FIB. 27, 1SJ2. Henry Damagri?Forrett'* Benefit?No BankeupU? .Vo-i? fiw 1)*l.i P-'i?*' " ? 7- 7Fji/nrjf Miaiurt? Novel Mode of Raising the IVirui?Ditlingvi*!*d Arrival*?Fire, <S|-f. Mr. Editor:? A cihv . decided on Friday in Baltimore County Court, in which damages to the amount of $5,090 was awarded the plaintiffs, Mr. John Mortimer and hdv, ts. David H- White. The aciioa was for baa* slander. The Grand Jury, sitting as a body of inquest for the City Court, adjourned sine die jester day morning- There are no eases of interest before . this tribunal, except two for l.bel, one against tne publishers of a small fenny mud icow in Baltimore* having a limited eirculation, and the other against the individual mentioned yesterday, indicted for publishing a false marriage. Forrest bad a full and highly fashionable house at his benefit. The ball at the Front Street, was, to apeak classically, a real" suck in." There were searcely twenty persons present, and what were retired in disgust, without even shaking a foot or cutting a pigeon wing. Fonrdays have elapsed without even a single application for the bankrupt law. This evinces that we are not so very had off after all. I ana mortified, chagrined, and vexed at having to announce that an unfavorable report was made yesterday in the State Senate on the bill abolishing imprisonment for debt. Four successive session* has this bill passed the house bj an almost unanimous vote an! as olea has it been wilfully and with malice forethought murdered, deliberately murdered in the Senate The stock market is languid, and without essential change. The railroad order* are full 25 per cent, discount, aad the rate firmly established. There is now little prospect of their imprnvom nt, and as a currency they will soon cease to exist, exeeptat conventional value. The exchanges have scarcely varied ; we quote on New Yerk, 2 58 a 27 8, with a very limited inquiry; on Bos on 2j n 2&; on Philadelphia 2i a 3 discount; Virginia 5?a5j. Treasury notes 3 premium; spools 2|. A new mode of raising tne wind was effectually tried by an individual in this city n fewdays since. He gave notice that his child had died from swal-lotving a cei-.t, and wanted socae money from hi* employer to pay the fuuerai expenses. It was given him and off he sront to perform the solemn rites.? Strange to relate the child is yet living, and, as it turned out, the father, instead of being at ita funeneral was on a spree. He sticks to it yet,however, that the child did die and that another had swallowed a button. In looking over the books, at Barnum's, last evening, I saw the names of James Gordon Bennett and lany, of New York, and in looking into the Holiday street theatre, I saw the same distinguished personages. They sat in the first tier of boxes, Mra. B. on the right, and Mr. B. with his hat off, paying great attention to the play, and showing, at tie same time, his venerable locks. It my eyes deceived me not, Mra. B. is very handsome, and her liege lord net half so ugly as 1 had been induced to think. They little thought that Roderick was o near them. A fire occurred this merning about half past 12 o'clock, which burnt n small building in the northeastern part of the city. The weather ia fair and pleasant. Yours, Rsdkbick. Philadelphia. [Correspondence ol'Uie Herald.] Philadelphia, Feb. 27, 16l?j From Harrisburg we have information a* late as yesterday, at nooa. The tank Bill paased by the Senate and lent to the House, had receired aereral amendment* thoagh none had been offered making the resumption otherwise than immedia'e. The great difficulty seem* to be a satisfactory disposition of the Relief-note*, and the adjustment of certain proposed reform* in reference to the manner banking shall henceforth be conducted, to wit, restriction* on all bank officer* aa to their obtaining loans from the bank with whieh they are eenf nected ; end the principle of requiring pnblieity of a^d?rw? dWitea-te mitted to e committee of conference A hill providing for the punctual payment of the atate interest, has bee-t introduced from the chairman of the committee of Ways and Means. It proposes to raise n million ana n half by nddilionnl taxation. This is n highly important more, and though most onerous on the tax payers, is the only mode of raising the eredit of the commonwealth. What may be its fate is very uncertain. Const it uants will stand any thing bat n direct appeal to their pecketa?in this respect representatives do not like to offead them. Last night was wet sad unpleasant, though it beiag the last of the season at the Circus, that establishment was crowded in all parts. It has never had a mere prosperous season. The Walnnt street theatre,with Ned Conner,as Richard,on horseback, was also very crowded and the pit as noiay as bedlam. The Chesnut street theatie was so-ioishae regards the audience, though the acting was excellent Barton i? to return m a few days when ka will open the National with Forrest,and without donbt tn full houses. A person by the nine ?f Davis, a band en board of one of onr steam ferry boat*, was accidentally drowned on Friday. Fdom Havana ?By the United States Mail brig Hayne, Captain Morris, arrived yesterday, we received a file of Havana papers to the l&ih inst. inf elusive?together with letters from our correspondents at Havana and Key West Capt. Morris informs us that when he left Havana, on the 15th instant, there was " considerable excitement" there, owing to a difference of opinion, or some other difference between the Governor General and the British steam packet. The latter was going off without passing her mails through the post office according to the laws of the place. She was stopped, and the Governor General *aid or swora that it she moved out he would sink her as she passed the Moro. The matter was still unadjusted wheu the Hayne left. The British steamer was lying very quiet, and nobody knew bow it would end- Rumor said that the Governor General had sent the Captain of tne steamer word, that unless he complied with the laws, he would imprison him forthwith. There are seeds of trouble in this, and we may as well keep an eve on the progress of British " enterprise is Cuba. It is quit* m interesting as their doings in China just now. Havaaa, Feb. 1? ?The Hayne's cargo sold at 10| rs ; u was wry inferior, and leaves none iu first hands. The next will sell st 11 rs. Rice is very abundant, and cur stores are all filled with it. Tho Hayne's cargo sold at 10 7 8 rials. Sugars are beginning lo come to market m small parcels ? out our supplies will not be abundant until the end of next int-nih. In the meanwhile there is very little doing in the article, and our prices are almost nominal. We quote assorted, a lOria'aJ White, 8a 10 rials. V ellow, 5J a6J. Brown, 4<4{. In coffee not n uch ao ng ; 1st quality, ;?<.!>* a II; 2d and 3d, $7 a 9. Molasses?a dray?1 a IJ krg Muscovados, 4i a 3 iiaU per arruba- Exchange on Nnw Voik, 3.j premium. City Iattlllgtnef The Boars ot Aldexmcs and Assistants meet this evening at the usual hour. The Tbcth at Last.?Oa Thursday of last weak, a jury in the Superior Court of this ciiy, gave a verdict of 81000 .to George Somes, of Brooklyn, for injury done to his reputation by Mr. John S. Hddreth, who he alleged had slandered him by calling him a thief, a liar, and guilty of arson, 6ce. The damages were laid at f 10,000. During the same day a man named James M. Hawkins, was arrested by a clerk of Mr. G. Arnoux, of Fulton street, for attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 note. During his examination at the police office, certain circumstances induced a belief that the above named tlandrrtd rouge was an accomplice with Hawkins, or perhaps the principal in the business. The result of this suspicion led to a confeeaion on the part of Hawkins in which he shows that Somen wnn his prompter of the crime that he has committed. He staten that Somes met him on Monday last at Mr F shblaat'soffice, and on asking him whether he wiahed to make 5?loO. he replied that he was poor and would readily do any thing in an honest way to earn a living Bomee then told him he would give him 8100 if he would pass fifty counterfeit notes of the Union Bank of this city, ol the denomination of ?20. He refused at first, but on a second interview with Somes, on Tuesday, after innch solicitation, sad a promise on the part of Somes to see him out, be consented to undertake it, and start* d the next day to carry out the views of Somes. The first place he entered to pan one of the notes was a hat store ia Broadway near Fulton street, when hiscaarsge fail ed and he retreated without attempting to paw the note. The next place waa a hosiery store wnere be offered the note, but it wnsp-onounced bad- He thea I entered Mr Mott's lamp store where he paiaed

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