Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 4, 1845, Page 2

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NE v YOKE HE It ALP. New Vork, 'I'utnU)', Krbrnmy -4, IHI5, Political Movement* ut Wanlilnglon. We understand by our private correspondence froro Washington, that amid the dust and smoke oi bo lit Houses of Congress?under cover ol tlie Vurfu- vueralities grown g out of lb1' discussion of the Te.\j* and Oregon questions? there is a great deal of private arrange mi nts going on amongst the various cliques of both the great political parties? arrangements of that character which constitute the unJi-r-currenl of politics, nil looking and tend ing to get a position for the succets.on and Presi dential election in 1848 Amongst the democratic cliques, this under-cur rent has been gradually and steadily flowing for some time past; indeed, we may say front the com a niencement of the session. But it is now begin ning to show itself more distinctly during the last lew days This is particularly observable from the columusot the Richmond Enquirer, whose editor is generally well informed as to the private intrigues and movements ol his own pwrty in Washington ? It appears that amongst the democratic cliques, the two principal candidates for succession, whose re s; tiv>- friends ure now endeavoring to put them in a positiou 111 anticipation of the usual nomination ol the democratic party, lor the election in '48?ate, Mr. Calhoun on oue side, and Silas Wright on the other. There is a second crcs?, or second race ot candidates, such as General Cats, JameB Bucha nan, Thomas iiart B-mton, and many others, but the two principal candidatea for the position?for it is only position yet, are Silas Wright and John C. Calnoun, whose friends are busy making and ina nceuveriug in both branches of Congreea, and en deavoring by their tactics to get the weather-gage of each other in relation to the political movements of the day, within the bosom of the democratic party. Both these cliques will endeavor to acquire an rscendancy over the administration of Mr. Polk, in order to obtain the vantuge ground by wnich their friends may obtain and hold office throughout the country?and thereby prosecute the movements in favor of their respective candidates for the succession. This combined movement of each section, for the spoils and for the succession, will give interest and edge to every thing here after relative to men and measures conuected with the democracy at Washington and elsewhere. On the other hand, the whig party, although they have been very quiet during the last fqw weeks,being almost only lookers on in Vienna, yet their repose has only b en in appearance. They are also seek ing?each clique for its own favorite?a "position" for the election in 1848. Mr. Webster has been re-elected to the United States Senate, and is now in Washington. General Scott is in the field ol action at all times. Mr. Clay is in retirement, it is true, but still he has his representatives in the capitol. Others of the whig leaders no doubt have their friends; but these three that we have named ?8cotr, Webster, and Clay?may be considered the p-iocipal men of the whig party for the succes sion, for we do not believe that Mr. '"'lay, although the chances are against him, has given up all his hopes ot running again. On the other hand, Mr. Webster, from the various movements which his friends have made in the east, with the view of healing the differences between the abolitionists and the whigs, is undoubtedly preparing to take a position, and a strong position, for the contest of '48. The friends of General Scott are not so open ly active, b"Ut there is a spirit breaking out in dis tant oarts of the country?a sort of popular spirit, similar to that which prepared the way for the i triumph of General Harrison?which indicates a preference for General Scott hereafter, and may, according to the progress of events, take a veiy prominent hold upon the public mind in less than two yeara. One peculiar feature of the Whig policy during the present session, is the extreme moderation manifested towards the administration ol Mr Polk This is a feature quite novel in the Hction of poli tics at Wasbingtou. As far as we can remember, Mr Webster took a similar position during the ad ministration of General Jackson, to whom he man ifested s'range signs of friendliness, which we are inclined to belie ve contributed in a great degree to give a strong impulse to the popularity of the old hero. If a certain section of the Whig party of the present day should give the administration of Mr. Polk a fair and honorable support, without the as perities of party or the indulgence of any of that i out-and-out opposition which has heretofore mark ed the Whig party, it might have a very serious effect upon the succession in three or four years. Mr. Polk is pledged not to be a candidate a second time. With the cliques of his own party struggling to acquire an ascendancy over his administration, on one side, and a large portion of the whigs endeavoring to conciliate him on the other, it is very possible that Mr. Polk may moderate his party feeling to a great extent?giving us a national administration?and have, in fact the power ol determining who will succeed him. In all these contests between the two great parties in this country, we have seen in the case of Mr. Ty !er, how little it takes to decide the matter either way. We believe that the whole influence of Mr Tyler's administration did not amount to much, but yet it was sufficient to give a preponderance to the democratic party in carrying the election ol Mr Polk. If Mr. Polk chooses to use the power and influence which the presidency deposits in his hand, he can determine who hissuccessor will be? whether it will be Calhoun, or Silas Wright, or General Scott, or any other man that may come up regularly as the candidate of his party in 1848 All th^se movements, speculations, and ideas, are now in a state of ebulliiion in Washington, and will have a material effect on the legislation of Congress, for it may be said that all the legislation will be directed towards tne gieat point of the succession. Tsxas MKXTtNf? Thts Afternoon ?Following up the movement in Tammany Hall, the Democra cy of the city in favor of Texas, have called a great meeting in the Park this afternoon, their fiery zeal being quite proof against the coldness ot the weather. This will tend to widen still more the breach between the two cliques or sections, which may be called the anti-Texas and abolition clique, represented by the Morning .Veres and Evening Post, and the Teias and anti-abolition clique repre seated by the Plebeian The bitterness of feeling between these rival factions, is at this moment more intense than that existing between the whigs and loco focos. The full effects of this feted are yet to be seen It is not at all unlikely that it will tend to secure to the whigs supremacy in the State of New York at least. Lictcrk* on thk Nroro Rack.?We under stand that Mr Grnnt, a scientific gentleman, who recently exhibited the Drummond Light in this ci'y, is about to deliver a aeries of lectures os the ethnography of the Atncan race. He will com mence with an examination of the earliest histo rical records of the human race in Africa, Egypt, and A ia, and show that the African race is alto, gather separate and distinct from ihe Egyptian. In illustrating this branch of his subject, Mr. Grant will give a great deal of curious and novel infor mation, derived Ironi an attentive and intelligent examination of the monumental and historical re cords of Egypt. He wi.l also, probably, show the utter impossibility of the African and European noes living on terms of social and political equa lity in the same country. The lectures will be delivered at the Society Library, and will be an i.ounccd m due time. Tkxvs in thr Lvutsr-ATURK ?The Senate, on Sattird iy, refused, bv* a large majority, fo make the Texas resolution ihe s .eeisl order of the day for Monday Monsieur Roorback Getting Angry!?The highly respectable Roorbacks of the Albany Eve ning Journal lu.ve recently, it seem?, been very utteiiti.e to the columns of the Herald, perusing its cos ten IS with * great degree of. accuracy and re search. We are very glad to see this disposition in our reacted contemporaries, and hope it may have soni'- good effect upon them in the way of telling the truth and sticking to matters of lact. It seems that, alter a great deal of pains aud trouble and sweating, they have discovered two slight mis takes during the last many months in the columns ol the Herald. One of these errors, it is alleged, has been committed by an Albany correspondent who has mistaken Mr. Lee, of Westchester, for Mr. Lee, of Erie, in the Assembly?a very mo mentous blunder, certainly, in the estimation of those who can publish forged extracts attributing them to the London Times, and gulp down Roor backs by the column. But the truth happens to be that our correspondent is not mistaken at h11?he has not fallen even into this very trifling error? and the impudence and falsehood of the Evening Journal, in making the assertion, are only worthy of that bronztd and Roorbackieh concern. Another mistaKe is found in the correspondence from Cla verack, relative to the anti-rent outrages. Our correspondent had the information probably at se cond hand, and gave the best intelligence within his reach. All these attempts to impugn the accuracy, in dustry, enterprise, and onward progress of the Herald on the part of such miserable and con temptible Roorbacks and impudent fellows as ma nage the Allmny Evening Journal, are certainly laughable enough. That print, duriug the last sum mer, was defeated at all points, and is now hooted and coatemned by all honest and decent men, aud now the poor creatures, after pour ing over the Herald for months, and disco vering one trivial error, ut once fell into ecstatic paroxyms which resemble very much the wrig glings of an eel under the process of skinning. They say, also, that the correspondence, which we publish in this journal, is manufactured here ! If such were the fact, it would only prove the ex traordinary, and almost superhuman talent of its editor, the person who is capable of conducting, with such undeviating regularity, and such perfect accuracy, a correspondence, embracing almost every conceivable subject, and from all patta ot the world. A more ridiculous attempt, however, to impugn the accuracy of our intelligence, and to cast discredit on our varied and valuable corres pondence was never made, and every body laughs at it. But in all this there is nothing new. The ac knowledged superiority of this journal, in every element of a newspaper, has long since stung to the quick such miserable creatures as the Roor backs of the Evening Journal. While they have neither the enterprise, talent, or ability to emu late, they attempt to depreciate by lying and scur rilous abuse. But we ask the intelligent reader to look at all the improvements introduced into news paper business in this country, and say which of them did not originate with this establishment 1 Look at our private express to New Orleans, which has driven the Post office Department itself to make some sort of effort in the way of bringing on the mails with greater expedition than hereto fore ! Look at the numerous expresses which we rao, about a year ago from Boston, on the arri val of the steamships, which also drove the Post office Department into the necessity of establishing a government express to this city on the arrival of the steamers from England ! All the improve ments connected with the newspaper press, which have developed themselves during the last few years in this country, have had their origin in this establishment; and on this point we defy contra diction. As to the attempts of the Albany Eve ning Journal to stop our course, we laugh at them, and cast them back with scorn. Lecture on Burr and Bi.rnnekhassktt.?Mr. William Wallace gives a very curious lecture to night at the Berian Institute, on certain passages in the lives of Aaron Burr and of H. Blennerhas si. t, illustrated by the original letters and papers left by the latter to his son. The following are some of these curious papers:? [Original Letter of A. Burr to H. Blennerhauet.j FftAitKroRT, 0th Nov., 1806. Mr Dear Sir :? My teat from Lexington was written at the moment of cljung the mail. Neither the time nor my imperfect in formation ellowrci me to do more than simply to commu nicate the fact of a prosecution. A lew houra later, hav ing received a correct account of the state of things. I sent a messenger to Frankfort with a letter to a friend, to be shown to the Judge saying that I was ready to meet any prosecution, and that if he would delay giving judg " " 'onhwith | ment till I could rcaeh Frankfort, I would forthwith pay my re.-pects to him. The judgment was postponed, J came hither, went into Court, invited an investigation in any form, provided it were prompt. The Judge refused to grant a warrant, hut directed that a Grand Jury should be summoned, which was instantly done. The Attorney of the United States asked aix days to collect his witness es. To this I assented, and on Thursday next the inquiry will comsnence. I have nothing to apprehen 1 from prejudice. The Jnry are intelligent and impartial men?public sentiment is in my favor?there can bono doubt of a favorable issue. The detention is extremely inconvenient to me, but neither this nor any other circumstance connected wiih the pro secution will impede the progress of my intendsd estab lishments on the Washita. My great, my only solicitude is for you and Mrs. B. Yon will shortly hear from mc more fully and I truit more aatistactorily. Dieu Vous Beniste. A. BURR. H. Blesuerhaisett, Esq An Unpublished Poem of Campbell, [The following poem, the composition of the late Thomas Campbell, was found by Mr. Wallace among the papersof Blennerhasset, accompanied by the letter's own music. The poem now for the first time is published.] " PONS OF CHIFFS RKNOWNKD IN STORY." A Lyric, written by Thomit Campbell, in honor of the old Sc Htieh Legion, which returned blind from Egypt. Rons of chiefa, renowned in story ! Y? whose fame is heard afar ! Ye who rushed to death or glory! Welcome from the toils of war! When lrom conquest late assembling, Madly armed the frantic Gaul; Europe for her empire trembling, Doubted where the storm might fall! Briton from her sea-girt station, Guarded by her native oak, Heard the threat with indignation, Well prepared to meet 'he stroke. But the foe, het thunder f :aring, Fled her naval arm Ixfore, And far distant widely steering, Seized the tamed Egyptian shore. There in rain his boasted legions Vowed to keep the wide domain ; Eager for the torrid rrgions, See Britannia ploughs the main ! Ye whose sons of old opposing. Checked the haught) Roman band ; In the -hock of bs'tie rinsing, Freed the Cai.donian land. You, our guardian ger>iu< naming, To the toils of combat bred, Chase to hurl he.i vengeance, flaming On the foe's devoted head ! Methinks old Oasis* from his station On the skirts of vondrr cloud, Eyes his race with exultation : Hark ! the hero speaks aloud? " Sons of chiefs renowned in story ! Ye whose fame is heard afar! Ye who rushed to death or glory ! Welcome from the toils ot war ! Superior Life Boat for the John R. Gas demur?We yesterday saw a very fine life bos which is intended for the barque John R. Garden er, Capt. James Pedersen, a regular packet be tween New York and Honduras It will be recol lected that the John R. Gardener was dismasted i the gale of Oct 6, and that the brigs Aranda, an Flondo Blanco, belonging to B. Blanco, Erq , c this city, were totally wrecked, and all hands lost In consequence of those disasters, Capt. P. has de j termined to have a life boat He states, that if th Aranda and F. Blanco had been supplied with on< or two, not a soul would have been lost. Tin boat ior the J II Gardener is 19 feet 6 inches long j is capable of carrying 2200 lbs, with her plugs out ind when full of water will free herseli in l*s than one minute. The materials are 0f the bes white cednr and oak, copper fastened nnd rivettet throughout, and the aire-dions are copper, linnet over. She did not cost much?but little more thai ;he ordinary boats. She was made by C L. Ioger soil, of this city. No. 2 ? Syrupi for Thinks 4 Cases 1'ieservtd Syrup, $48 00 194 Bottles Lemon Syrup, 189 00 13 Bottles Orange Syrup, 12 ro 24 Bottles Orgeat, 34 eo 7 Bottles Lime Juice, 3 60 More Developments at Washington?Pickings AND STEALlNOt IN THE NaVAL SERVICE.?The Committee on Accounts of Congress have signal ized themselves in bringing to light the recent doings of the Clerk of the House of Representa tives. That explosion took the country by surprise, but we believe the same gentlemen are now en gaged on a much richer subject, and we anticipate in aaihort time a regular earthquake in the way of au exposure of the picking and stealing in a very impoitaut part of the public service?the navy. The gentlemen who have undertaken this business, ought to be known to the country, fur they have commenced a rigid examination of this branch of the pubhc service, which will redound greatly to their credit. Here are the names:?Hon. James G. Clinton, Hon. James Matthews, Hon. Wm. J. Wright, Han. Geo. Fuller, Hon. Jacob Yost, Hon. Smith M. Purdy, Hon. Henry Grider, Hon. Geo. Sykes, Hon. Periey B. Johnson. The developments in the case of McNulty are trifling when compared with those which these honorable and industrious gentlemen have lighted upon, iu relation to the naval expenditures during some of the Florida campaigns. We have a report of Mr. Re.ling ou this subject, and an examination of it by Mr. McLaughliu, with a "card" of Mr. Winder in reply?all extremely interesting read ing. As specimens take the folfowing items:? GKOt'p*or Articles roa the Sick, taken mou Lieut McLaughlin'* Voucher* on file in the Fourth Au DiTOH't OrricE. No. I ? Liquors for the Sick. 1,233 Bottle* Potter, $610 61) 670 Bottles of Lon don Brown Stout, 388 00 628 Whole bottles ot Ale (in whole and half bottles) 373 60 37f Gallons and 68 bot.les of Brandy, 166 36 39| Gallons and $276 60 20 bottles of Madeira Wine, 136 00 No. 9?Comfort! far Mr Sick. 1 Gallon and 31 Fttsk Meat. bottles of Sher- 133 Shrep, $838 00 ry Wine, 33 00 3 Hogs, 13 (0 36 Gallons and 3 Shoals, 13 CO 264 bottles of 14 Roasting Pigs, 28 0C Port Wine, 376 00 676] Pounds of Turtle, 44 To 6 bottles of Quantity of ditto Cham. Wine, 9 00 not specified, 6 01 7 Boxes and 13 ? bottles of Cla- $1,000 71 ret Wine, 60 00 6 Gallons and No. 19?Sweetmeat!. 109 bottl?s of 9 Cases assorted Wiae, (kind Sweetmeats, $96 00 not specified) 99 80 109 Pounds PresvU 34) Gallons of Fruits, 131 76 Whiskey. 33 60 1 Box Preserves, 14 On IS Gallons and 14 S3 Cans and Jars of jugs of Gin, 48 60 Preserves, 43 00 96 Beitles and 3 108 Glass jars assor boxes Cider, 66 00 ted Fruits, pre 7] Gallons of served in Juice, 144 00 Alcohol, 16 73 13 Glass jars Pre 3 Bottles of Bit- serves, 1'2 00 ters, 1 60 60 Glass jars oi J el lies, -60 00 $3,1-26 97 72 Bottles of Guava No. 6?Poultry. Jelly, 18 00 Chickens, num- 4 Pounds, in bot her not specified, $8 00 ties, of Citron 398 Chickens, 192 89 Cashew, 6 30 3 Turkeys, 7 60 3 Ducks, 3 60 $62-2 96 $210 38 It must be really gratifying to the old-fashioned practitioners to find that in these days of homeopa thic nonsense, the navy is at all events under ortho dox treatment. The " two bottles of bitters" is quite an amusing item, when contrasted with the formidable list of porter, wines, brandy, whiskey, and gin, that precedes it, and reminds one of Fal stafl's pennyworth of bread to his many gallons of sack. And then the comforts for the sick?solid, substantial, tangible "comforts"?and the delicious "syrups"?and the "assorted sweetmeats"?hea ven reward htm! what a dear, kind, considerate hospital-steward was this Lieut. McLaughlin! We trust the committee will go on and give us a full development of all of these expeditions into Florida If the people pay millions to extirpate an Indian tribe, they ought at least to have the plea sure of knowing how the money is expended. Let us have the wtiole txposi, in order to guide all ten der-hearted naval officers and economical admin istrations hereafter. Sacred Concert ?A concert wm given las; evening at the Church of the Redemption, in Sixth street, in aid of the funds of that establishment. Not having taken the precaution to provide him self with a ticket, our musical reporter wasstopped at the door, and told that he could not go in, ab strict orders had been given to admit no one with out a ticket, when the following conversation took placet? Reporter?But I belong to the press, and wish to pass in for the purpose of making a notioe of the concert. Door-Keeped?Cant't help it. sir. Just refused to let in the wife of a deacon of the church because she hud no ticket. Reporter?But I am not the wife of a deacon; and besides, it Isn't usual to refuse the Herald ad mission any where. Door-keeper?Yes, I know, but this is a tacred concert, sir. Reporter?So much the better. The Herald is doing more for religion than a whole vestry room of deacons. But, as you please. I have paid a shilling for my ride up and back, which you can have for the benefit of the church by applying to the railroad company. * Good evening. A sub-committee man, who had been an inter ested auditor, now intertered and concluded that the reporter might pass in. The splendid quartett from Newkomm's Mount Sinai, "Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy Statutes." was just commen cing, and it was evident that the audience had not taken a very strong liking to the manner of the performance. This was followed by a general se lection ol airs, recitatives and chorusses irom Han del, Haydn, &c., which did not exhibit the pow ers of the singers in a very favorable light. The alto was too sharp, the tenor both two flat and too sharp, and the toprano (who has a pretty good voice, but quite uncultivated) was laboring no: very successfully with the majestic music o| her part. But the chorussus were indescribably bad, and their unparalleled discords created a shud der through the house. The organ, whicjj is a very sweet-toned instru ment, was admirably played by Mr. Timm, and the audience were highly delighted with this part of the entertainment. "Them Oil Contracts."?It will be seen that notwithstanding the expectations of a vast crowd that was collected in the Board of Assistants' room last evening, in antipation of hearing some extra ordinary revelations in relation fo the celebrated "oil contracts," which has now caused so much gossip and speculation, the Board, after "choking dot en" Mr. Charlick's second resolution of enquiry and accepting a mock report, adjourned at about eight o'clock. This looks rather itupicioui, but it is expected the spring election will throw some "new light on the subject," when it is expected the con stituency of this large metropolis will not allow these "oil contracts," ana many other matters con nected with the present administration of the City Government, to "slip through their fingers." Nominations at Albany.?The whig and demo cratic members of the legislature held their cau cuses in Albany, on Saturday, to nominate candi dates for United States Senators, and State offi cers. Here is a list of the nominations i? Officer!. Whig Oem. IJ b Senate John C. Cltrk, D 8. Dloklmon, SecrelnryofState, ArchM Mclnlyre, N M. Bei.tsn, Comptroller, Ham B K'iggles, A. C. Flseg, Attorney General, B D N xen, J Van Burt n, Tresiurer, J W. Sh rmsn, Benj. Kno* Com. Oenarsl, Isaac Tiller, Ht-nry St not, Sur Omaral, Edward Dodd, Hm?h Hilary, University Regents,James Stevenson, M Vsi Burm Dudley Srlilm, Wm C. Bouck. We insert the name of Mr. Dickinson in the above, although he was nominated a week or two ago. Welch's National Circus, Parr.?So far the General has been highly successful in bis endea vors to please the public?indeed, it could not be otherwise with hi* unrivalled troupe. Notwith standing the unfavorable state of the weather, the house has been well filled since it has opened un der his auspices. There is an entire change of performance for the present week, which will be as well worth witnessing ns those of the previous. The feats are so truly astonishing that they muet be seen to be credited. Duff Geeen in Tbxas.?A Galveston corres pondent of tlie Mobile Register seems to give a more correct account ol the. cause of Duff Green's trouble in Texas than any we have seen. It is an nexed :? The political new* here i? of no interest. You will have heard ut the controversy between Prefident J one* and Dufl'Urteii. The pap.r* containing it went by ?e at I was crossing the Oult. The true history if a mysti - ry. The current explanations hardly account lor the act* of either party. Oo the aide ot the Praaideut, it i* alleged that Green approached him either to ascertain hi* vital or secure his aiu in the pusaagt) ot some law, chat tering a great Laud Company, with some iuim<au?e privi lege*, somewhi re off in the west ot Tex <?. It is said tha Jones repelled the proposition and in Let announced hi. determined hostility, warning Green that the veto power would not tail t) bo used to defeat the bill. Maaame Hu mor, speaking through ihe mouth* of the friends ol tin executive, says that Green thereupon threatened loudly to appeal to tac people, and talked of overthrowing tin admuiistrutiou and levolutioniztug parties, if not govern me.ts! Whereupon Joues issued a proclamation, reve lling the i xi quntor of Green as Consul at Galvestou, lot reasons affecting the "interest, honor, and safety" ot th Republic These expressions of the proclamation are si. singularly inappropriate to the case which rumor pre senta. that it is impossible to believe tnat the story isnu ly told?srd Gen. Green declares that he was misunder stood and is misrepresented, that the controversy is pure ly privato and personal, and that the British .Minister hu soriie'hing to do with it. He promises an exposition, which you mav probably get before this reaches you The proclamation revoking his exequatur a* Cou?Ulka? been suspended ior the present. The Weather.?The weather was milder las: evening thau on Sunday. The severity ot the col> of the last few dayB has been experienced else where. [From Providence Journal. Feb. 31 After a winter thus tpr, of almost unprecedented mild ness, the weather has become very cold, and is felt tin more sovoiely Irom the contrast. It is now "floe grow ing weather" for ice. the " crop" ol which, at onetime, w. feared would be a short one. I From Button Courier, Feb. ?.] The weather, since Thursday night, has been approac) - ing pretty near to what may be called our coldest weather In Cambridge, on Friday evening at 8 o'clock, the mercu ry in the thermometer at 9? above Zero ; on Batutda; morning ot 7 o'clock, at 9? below. The harbor ha* not yet been obstructed by ice, nor has the bay between th< city and Cambridge been entirely closed. Yesterday morning, at uuuter before 8 o'clock, the iherniometi-i Beio stood at 3? Below Zero, and it continued claar and col-i throughout the day. The ice makes in the docks at: upon the flats, but the harbor ami channel remain unob

structed. It is the anniversary oi the oold weather of last year, when the harbor was frosen over, and the possag ? was cut through the iee for the February steamer. Thsatrleali, Ale. The Boston papers say that Signora Pico and Signo Sanquirico were received by an immense audience am with immense applause, on Saturday evening. They were both loudly encored in their pieces, and throughout all their performances greeted with the warmest token > oi admiration. Signora Pico is a splendid creature, an'1 ?Ing* us though her breath was the air of Paradise. The concert given by Borghese and otherstara of th Italian Opera, on Saturday evening, in Philadelphia attended, and the music waa listened to numerously attended, and the music waa listened to wit delight, and applauded as rapturously as its excellin: merit deserved. Signorina Borghese sang with a ravis) - ing sweetness, and the concluding duet from Norma, hi tween her and Signora Ricni, was the gem of theev> ning. Signor Toraasi, a basa singer uf great men created a very lavoraile impression, and Signor Perozz an old favorite, displayed the usual evidence of power od ability. The complimentary Korponay Ball, wbich took plac on Friday night, at the Assembly Buildings, Philadelphi: was a splendid affair, and pas.vedoff in the happiest mai ner. There was a display of beau y and lashion. The Smithsonian Bequest.?There is one bil now before the House of Representatives, whic' we hope will not be overlooked in the pressure m otner business. After a disgraceful delay ot eigh< years, an act establishing the Smithsonian Institu tion has passed the Senate, arid we presume wi meet with little opposition in the House, provide, it can be taken up. But herein lies the difficulti, and there is some danger that it may be smothere< by other matters. The bill is about aB good a on. as is likely to be framed, and amendments can b made hereafter, as its practical operation shall de moDstrate them to be necessary. If it should hi laid over to another session, there is danger tha the same causes which have heretofore retarded it will cause a further delay of two or three year* We need not dwell upenthe importance of tne ob jects contemplated by the bill, and the necessity c fulfilling the faith of the government, pledged as i has been to carry out these objects. Common Council. Board or Ahutawtr?This Board held ita regul. meetinglaet evening?W. Eyerdell, F.?<t, in the chair. Tbe minutes of the last meeting were read and approver Police?A communication was received from the Ma} or, nominating Jaeob P. Marsh, W. Blackstone, and tw< others, to All the situation of Policemen. Adopted. Invitation - From the Protector Fire Engine Compare No 23, to attend their annual Ball, ot Tammany Hall, oi Friday?Accepted. Resignation?Simeon Abrahams, as Trustee of Commoi School", Fourth Ward?Accepted. Ini/ueiti? Resolution in favor of compensating Dr Covall lor medical services in attending inquest?R' - ferred. Petitions Referred? ?f inhabitants, to have Tenth an Eleventh streets numbered. Of Mary Carroll, asking for compensation for the use of Vapor Baths at Bellevue Hospital Varnith ? A man of the name of Tyler, having prr. eented a petition to the Board, requesting them to witnw. an exhibition of a Varnish preparation, made by bin* which he stated could resist fire or water, made his a| pt urance and stated he was ready to show a specimen c! the article he had prepared when the petition was re ceived, and the invitation was not accepted. Fop en from the Board?Report!?In favor of flsgginf side-walk round Union Pork. Referred. Resolution in favor of directing the Mayor to adopt th necessary measures to punish persona who exercise undu< influence over voters at elections. Concurred in. Police?appointment!?Benjamin Black, Captain of Mu nicipal Police, Ath District; Walter Howell, Assistant Captain, 7th District Concurred in Report in favor of regulating 38th street, from 4th to 7th Avenues Referred. In favor ot con iructing sewers In 93d and 34th street; from Bloomingdale road t# 6 h Avenue. Concurred in. Wall Street-In favor of re numbering Wall itreet. Con curred in. In favor of building a Bulk-head from South street to Walnut and Corliea. Referred. In favor of leasing to James Raymond, pier at the foot of Chambers street lor three years. Concurred in. Invitation?From I O. of Rechabites to be at their an nual mi etlng. Accepted. The Street!?The Comptroller sent in a long communi cation in relation to the cleaning of streets. The commu nication referred to a debt that was due to the Contractoi for cleaning streets, and was r.ferred. (It ihould have been for money due to the City Govern ment from the Contractor for filling the streets with filth and dirt ] In favor of certain regulations in sewer on Stanton street Accepted. Resolution from Mr. Ckarlick directing the Board not to forward a communication to the Legislature, asking for an appropriation of $300,000, for the erection of build lugs on Blackwell's island. Mr. C. opposed the action of this Board on this subject at their last meeting. He con sidered that the Board bad uo right to take steps to secure the loan they required ; and also in relation to railing in Stuy vesant Square. The resolution was negatived?Ayes 0?Noes 0. Resolution in favor of appointing Sydney H. Stewart trustee of common schools in the 4th ward. Adopted. Resolution from the President, in favor of removing the Arsenal from its present location. in Centre street, to c suitable location in the suburbs of the city. Referred. The President moved an alteration in some ol the com mittees, and that the names of some of the minority be added, consisting of Messrs. Spofford and Tappan, in or der to watch the committees. Mr. Char lice felt glad to find the President at last awake to a sense of what was duo to the raiuorlty?but he feared it was too late. The resolution was carried. 7V Oil Contract! ?Mr. Crarlick offered a resolution directing to have the report of the Superintendent and Committee on Lamps and Gas be referred to a special committee. Mr. C. considered that the Superintendent had acted directly contrary to his duty in relation to thn contract to Mr. Sparrow and George Harris. The oii contracted for, he contented, was adulterated at 33 per cent end taking into consideration thn entire facts of thr case he considered that it would be better to all parties to have the matter referred incompliance with the re solution offered by him (Mr. C ) if waa simply a rcsolu tion of inquiry, and would afford the Superintendent, contractors, and ali, n fair opportunity for explanation The resolution was lost -Ayea 7?Noes 8. The Board then adjourned. Lkotti**.?Dr. Banning lectures thia evening on the affections of the lungs and heart, in the Lyceum of Natural History, Broadway. Amnaementa, Palmo'b.?To-mormw evening the Orphean Fa mily give their second concert at Palmo's. Their singing never sounded better than it did last evening, and the audience, without exception, seemed to bedelig' tod. Mr. Hambridgs received a well merited share of applauae, and the repeated encores must have been very gratiiy ng to tho singers. Startling Dtsccosma ?The city waa rife yea terday with a rumor of a startling disci' sure alle ged to have been made recently in Cincinnati, concern lug a former resident of Baltimore, but ?* we could not trace it to a reliable sou-ce, as we hope for the cause of humanity and religion it may prove incorrect, we have tome doutits as to the propriety of giving it publicity. As rumor, however, with h?r thousand tongues is likely to magnify, if possible, the ol legod outrage, we will state what we have l.enrd; which Is, that a person named Wilson, formerly of this city, whose death was announced some six or seven veers ago, as occurring somewhere in the West, had, by mere accident, been discovered in a religious insti tution In Cincinnati), where he had been toroiby con fined lev the last thirteen yeara: that hia release waa effected after considerable trouble and exoitoment. end thst he was about to n-turn to Baltimore We "tell it as it was told to us," by gentleman whose words w# could not doubt, but still we are Inclined to think there is some mistake somewhere, ss the Cincinnati papers do not mention a word about U.?Raltlmort CUpper, Feb 1. City Intelligence. Police Olllce.?Fr.x 3rd ? Arhkt or Bubglars ? Others S okely, lr? s, arid others, arrested fire men. na mil Win .Vluoie abut Harriss, Geo. Johnson ah at I'etei Lung, Emanuel Taylor, John Colvin alias Yankee Dee die, and Henry Williams, on a charge ui breaking anc entering the premises of Mr. Scheme rhorn, u shoit um. siuce, and stealing a quantity of silver. They are fuih aommitted. 1 Buriilary ?The dwelling house of H. R Schoolcrai. was entered on Sunday night, by forcing the Iront bast meut window, and a quantity of clothing stolen. Th? rogu s turned every thing topsy turvy, probably in search or nlver or other valuables. Aw Unworthy Prstk/i,?A young man, named Daniti Donaldson, was picked up in the streets a few days sinct by on* oitbe Ivy Oreen Minstrels, whose sympathies weri aroused by the tale of the boy, that he was sultering, no from aay inability to woik, Dut the imposaibility of get ting any to do. The minstrel was soltened, and taking ihe lad by the hand procured hire a situatiou at the Ir\ Green as under bar-keeper. On Saturday night a goll watch worth $40, belonging to Robert Sears, the bar keeper, and a coat worth about $20, the property of C W. Terhune, United States Advocate, w?a atolcu fron. the room in which Sears slept. Suspicion subsequently alighted on Ihe new barkeeper, and on going to his resi dence on Sunday night, Sergeant Cochran of the M. P and ex-cthcer Ruckle, found the watch in his possession The coat wis secreted in the cellar ol the Ivy Green.? Donaldson was fully committed to answer. Coroner's Office.?Melancholy Suicipe ?The Cc roner was summoned this afternoon to bold au inqueit uptfn the son of ex-Aldermau Charles H. Hall, a youne man about 03 years of age, who commuted suioidn thi. morning, by shootiDg himself through the neck with i guu, while laboring under temporary aberration of mind The unfortunate affair occurred at the residence ot his le tber in Harlem, and has thrown the whole family int , the deepest grief. In Chancery Before the Vice t.'huncellor. F.b. 3.?Win. Ptar salt va. George Oslrandtr.?Thejudg ment and execution having been intended by the agree ment of 8h June, 1844, specifically to secure the pay men' ol the purchase m .ney under that agreement by creating a lien on the property sold, but upon no other propert and for no other purpose, as is manifest from the agrw" ment itself, the complainant could not rightfully use th< Judgment for any other purpose. The judgment and ox ? cution appear to have been taken like a mortgaged chatuls, to create a litn on the specific property with a power of sale, in case ol a delault of payment Motion lor a receiver denied?coiti to abide the event Order that the injunction be dissolved?costs to abid, the event ot the suit. George/. Hopkins vs. Daniel Mallory.?Order of refer ence to Master W. H. Kiting to appoint a receiver accord ingto the notice ol moiion. John Mel, Charles ol. Col and John George jlnderson vr Lowell Holbrook, James G. Graham and The Bank of Flo "dj ?This appears to be a case of an equitable set oft within the principle of Lindsay vs. Jackson. Order that the injunction be made an absolute stay of proceedings i. the Court at Lsw. Josiah S. Hart vs. Richard F. Blydenburgh..?The motioi for a receiver denied and the motion to diisolv the in junction granted. The answer contains a full denial o the equity of the bill, and although the oath ol the defend ant was waived, I see nothing in the case that should in ducesuch a distrust of the truthfuluess of the answer a to make it a matter of course to dissolve the injunction - In the affidavits got up for the motion for a receiver, ther. is nothing contradicting or disproving the main fact n the answer, vix.; that the defendant was an absolute pur chaser of the claim against Levi 8herman, and lender t> money upan it. He may have made an excellent bargain but it was a speculation and such as he is fairly entitle,' to the whole benefit until his account of the transactioi be disproved. Decisions In Chancery; Before Hon. L. H. Sandlord, Assistant Vioe-Chaacellor. Feb. 3.?Leonardo S. Suarex vs. M. Ogden et ml ? C. B Moore and F. B. Cutting for complainant, A W. CUson Jr., fof Ogden et al., M Hoffman for Puropelly Decided ihet the deed to Ogden and Clason did not vol them with the execution of the truit powers. Cause t > Stand over to make partieo, and ail further questions re ?trved. Mary miliums vs. Joennah Walker ? E. Sandford for complainant J Cozier and W. R Thorn for defendant. Decided that defendant is to be credited for fm of tin principal paid by hor to Bancker. Decree for the residu to complainant, and same costs as if bill taken as cor leased. Cases heabd at Albany.? Jeremiah J. Beet ve. Daniel B. Storr.-R. Miller for complainant; R. McClellan loi defendant. Decided against specific performance. Bil dismissed wi hout costs. Maetere and other* vs. Rostit Lead Mining Company and for complainant; Mr T. Reynold for Taylor; A Taber for McCullough and others: J Ed wards for Judsen in decree against defendants for deb: and costs. Complainants to pay Judson's costs of answei and include them in their costs of suit Mohmok and Hudeon R R. Company re. John Costigat and othere?J. Coetigan vs. M. and H. R. R. Comvanv - Original and cross suits. J. V. L Pruyn and M. t Kei. noil for the M.RR Co.; J. Rhoades and 8. 8t.vin.fi Costigan Decided that Costigau took the deed of tk< Regna block as agent of the company, and executed tb bond as their sunty. Original bill dismissed with cosh Decree for an account in cross suit, and payment ol ba lanoe due and co?ts to Costjgan. Samuel Smith vs. Dating Todd and Sally Rogers?7 H. Wheeler for complainant; Jesse Palmer for defendant* Decided that the transfers of property from Todd to Ro gers bo set aside as fraudulent against the complainant Decree for his debt, inter,-*' a"d costs accordingly Uonard Lee et The Highland Bank, Ac-8 Stevenr for complainant; N. Reeve and M. T. Reynold! for defen.i ants. Decreed that Fowler's administrator cannot retail the avails ol Lee's note as against him, and that the Bank deliver up the note to Lee, and pay him the discount re ceived. No costa to either party. R. McCabe ve. Cooney and O'Brien?C. Stevens foi complainant; W. W. Frothmgham lor defendants. Bil dismissed without costa as to Cooney. O'Brien's cosh to be set off against judgment. Ji Knickerbocker ve. O Bout well and olhert J. Holmei for complainant, J. D Willard for Ash and others; C. D Sheldon for Mosher and others. Decided, that mortgage was merged in part as to complainant's two lots/an,. n ?r^iW" no! 81.?? of intere,t due when suit commenced j Bill dismissed with costs. I John D Ketehum vs. Peter Osterhout and at H. Hamil ton 'or c'midainant; W. A. Sternfcergh and J. Holmes fo. W. and A. Osterhout. Decided, that the transfer fron Peter to William O., of the notes, Ac., was fraudulent against complainant. Decree, that William O. pay th? Osterhout01 debt* intere,t ,n<1 coit,> No costs to A S.J Ptnniman and al. ve. V. R Livingetm end O. S. S?. D. White and M T. Reynolds lorcompiair *nd A R Hadley for defendants Decree, that the assignment is fraudulent as against com SlthiTfund. ,i8Ure,t Wld eMU' to b?P*Wo? Smith and Barton ve R. G. Ballantyne and al. ./Idmint etrators, fc.?K. Porter for complainants; T. H. Wheeler for defendants. Bill dismissed with costs. Superior Court. Feb 3. This Court commenced the February term ffSKS&r' b"?> ??" Common Plena Before Judge Ingraham. Fee. 6.?Thomai R. Whitney, arid Thomas McKnight vs. Baldwin Gardiner.?This was an action of treapess brought to recover damages under the following circum stances. It appeared in evidence that plaintiffs occupied premises situate 986 Broadway, with the appurtenances kc., which, as tenants,they were entitled to; that they were and had been carrying on there, as partners, the bu siness of taking daguerrotype likenesses; that plaintiffs were at that time entitled to the right of passage over and by the stairway and through the entry, nail, or passage. On the 1st March last the defendant caused the partition between the shop and passage to be torn down and n new one erected, thereby narrowing the pathway: and strewed along the hall large quantities of board, plank, bricks, and mortar, causing the passage to be very muce obstructed; also by tearing down a brick building in the yard and erecting another, occupying nearly the whqje yard; also by tearing away the front td the building and erecting a new one, in so mnch so thai plaintiffs were lat. terly obliged to vacate the premises. For delence it was putin thai defendant was merely carrying on the nrcra sary alterations for widening the store, and that out ol courtesy to the tenants the crick, mortar, kc., were im mediately removed. Verdict for plaintiff >60 damages and (1 cents costs. J. Loiier, and Alex. 8coles, for plaintiff; D. Gould, for defendant. Marine Court. Before Judge Smith. February I.?Israel R. Miller vs. Edward Latham ? Slan der.?This was an action of slander, arising out of a quar rel between the parties, who are fishmongers. It appear ed that in a squabble the defendant called plaintiff "a robber." for which suit was brought. Verdict for plain tiff, $90 damages. For plaintiff, J. F.. Werliaton; forde lendaut, Mr Hall. General Sessions. Befere the Recorder and Aldetmen Gale and Cotzrna. Matthew C. Patterson, Diatrict Attorney. February S ?The Grand Jury ?The following gentle men were aworn to perform the duties of Orand Jurors fir the February term?Thomas W. Gale, foreman; Silas Brown, Abel T. Edgerton, John Fitch, H?nry A. Hnl hert, John C. Hull, A. B. Haxton, B. Johnson, t. Lowns harry, D. Laihrop, M. 8. Myera, O. A. Newman, James Peach. Wm J. Prout, John T. Russell, Wm. M Stone, Joseph P. Simpson, H. L. Vanwyck, John Wood?whole number 19. The Grand Jury ware charged aa to their duties, by the Recorder, end retired to their room. The CaLndar.?The calendar for tha term ia unually small, and is composed of the following cases?Aesault and Battery, 9; Rape, 1; Forgery,#; Burglary, 9; Grand Larceny, 6; Disorderly House, I?number of new cases 16?old cases 19; whole nnmher for trial #4. Finet T.ie usual flue of >9# was ordered to be imposed upon 14 non-'ittei.dant jurors ? _ . _ _ _ , _. Kolle Prosequi.?In the C?'? ef jehn Q , Bar, ef Wls eon-in, indict d for obtaining tro t, Lee fc Brewster, of this city, the Dlajriet Attoi ney moved far a nolle pros, qui upon an afffdav t of Mlr Brew. Iter settlor forth that Irom facta that had come to their k n<*w ledge since the finding of the indictment they were sati fled taut tha representations he made were true at the time and that the indictment, in their opinion, could not he sn.tained and ftirther that they had not settled or comp(teniaei the matter in any way. The motion wa. *rp}ea*of Guilty ?Peter Van Pelt, indicted far forgery, in counterfeiting bank notes, retracted his plea of not guilty, and plead guilty Sentence suspended till Friday. Several motions were then made, but no causes tried,and at 1 o'clock the Court adjourned Court Cu lenilnr?This Day. Stircaion Cover-5,11 #9 13, 16 to 31, 93, 9S. ComMOIS Pi.ka??Part 1st?13 , 3, 47 , 49, 61, 66,67,69, 61 0. Part 3d - 8, 6,48, 6S>, 63, 64. 66, 68, 80, 69. Appointmrnts btthk O-ovkriior, Jan. 31.?New Fork?Ebruttar G. Barton, Inspector General of Do nestle Distilled Spirits, vice J. D. Stevenson, resigned. KPoat Ulllee Removal?The Dally Paper Stitid which liu been kept in the lobby of the Branch Pnat Of fice, Exchange, will be removed to tlie corner of Or dar and .Nnssa't stre.ls 10-diy (Tuesday, February 4th.) wlrere .ill my customers can be supplied u usual. Also, all the Weekly Pa per*; and will keep constantly ou hand a large assortment of Cheap Literature, Books, Periodicals, lie. O. H. CROSBY, B varment Hoom, Corner Cedar aud Nassau st erts. Uonrand'i Pouclre Subtile, for eompletely aud |ierinaaeutly eradicating su[ertluou* hair, without injury to the most delicate ?kin. Always tested before buy tug. Proof positive this, and no mistake. Goi'RAi'D's Italia* Soar, for raring pimples, blotches, dls eoloratioua, and iujurtes to tlie skiu. Never take any other than Gounud's. Goubaud's VilURTablk Kouok, for the cheek. Gocraud's SraNisH Lily Whits, for the complexion. To be had no where rise in New York, but at the origin tl office, 67 Walker street, first store from Broadway. Agents?76 Chesnut St., Philadelphia; 2 Milk St., Boston; Carleton, Lowell t Green U Co., Worcester; Chapman it Co.. Springfield; Dyer, Providence; Bull, Hartford ; Ferre, Middle town; Myers, New Haveu ; Tousey, Rochester; Backus k Bull, 234 Hirer street, Troy ; Pearce, 4 Stauwix Hall, Albany 9 Storrs, Hudson; Gray, Poughkssgaie. Still neglectful of that Cough, and will not believe that it it a token of the churchyard. It will soon surely terminate iu consumption, aud you will be an occupaut of the consumptive's grave. It will soon be too 1st* to remedy lite evil; now is the time for you to remember that Dr. Kolger R Olosaouiut or All-Healing Balsam will rescue you. Hnnoreda of cases might be eihih.ted to you, to verify th" above aster lion. The fullowiug may anawer the purp iae, aud lead you not ouly to try the remedy, but to hope for renewesl heolth speedily. Col. O. S. Benson, 219 Hleecker street, was cured of a most harrasting cough, by a few doses of th" Ulosaonian. He be lieves it to he the best rente ly and the surest for coughs that ho he has ever known, and has recommended it to all nis fiends, who have found it to be, on trial,all healing jndeed. ?James A. Crotnbie, Est;., 126 Nasian street, aft r many weeks of suffering from a severe cough, and after trying oilier reme dies with little or no benefit, was entirely cured by tskiug only one quarter of a bottle of-1h s great remedy. He commeucesl using it in his family with the most decided success, and is |Wr fecilv satisfied that it is worth alt the remedies h; has e ver heard of For sale at No. 166 Nassau street, one door above Ann stree C, and by Mrs. Hays, 139 Fulton street, Brooklyn. Burner! to death -?Darlng the past week. two children were so horribly burned as to rause. their death.? A more shocking accident cannot happen than death occasioned by the effects or a bnm. Had the friends had t ounel's .Vlagicil Pa n F.xtractor to apply, lile might have been saved in each case, and the burn healed without leaving a scar. How long will pa rents neglect to have this great hie sing of the age always in their houses? It will cute the following complainti, or all pay is refunded for it:? Barns. Scalds, Salt Kheum, Fros'ed Parts, Tender and Sore Feet, Rheumatism. Tic Doloreaux, Chilblains, Erysipelas, Fever Bores, Piles, and Old Sores, Sore Eyrs aud Nipples. Caution.?Buy only in this city at 21 Courtlandt street; in Boston, 19 Tremout Row;-in New Orleans, 59 Poydrass street; or you may be mistaken. In case this salve does not please the user, the money will be refunded. ltbeumwtlim and Gout.?Among the many diseases that characterise the eventful age in which we live, no thing has contributed so much to the comfort and ease of the community, nor conferred such a boon upon suffering humani ty, as that important discovery, and never failiug remedy for the Rheumatism and Goat, the Indian Vegetable Llixir and Liui ment. from 21 Courtlandt street, the immense advantages of which are testified by the approval and recommendation of ma ny of the greatest men of our day. They are for ?>out and Rheumatism, in all ita various forms, including sciatica, lum bago, paina in the face and back, he., and as they contain no mercury, nor other daugeroua medicines, will require neither confinement nor attention of any kind, and invariably prevent the disease from attacking the stomach or head, and will cure any case, or no pay will be taken for it. Band's, Bristol's and Comstock's Extract of Sarsaparilla, sold at 21 Courtlandt street Dalley's Magical Pain Extractor Salve. at the oiSLV agency, 21 Courtlandt street. An ounce of Prevention Is worth a Pound of Cure ?Persons using the genuine Balm of Columbia cannot become bald, A few applications will at anytime stop the hair from falling out, whether occasioned by sickness or oth erwise. It also restores the hair on heads that have been bald for years. These are facts, and will he ptoved to the satisfac tion of any one who will be. persuaded to make use of it. Sold at 21 Court! tndt street. It keeps the hair free from dandruff or scurf, and gives the hair a beautiful gloss. Dr. Spohn'a Remedy for Sick Headache ? Th s article is sold et 21 Conrtlandt at ret, and is a certain and permanent cure for nervous and bilious headache. We refer you to Rev. G. 8 Brown, 2 Second street, who has been cured of the headache of many years standing, by this article. Doctor Chllda has removed to No. 85 Cham bers street, just west of Broadway. fl lw AU Philadelphia Subscriptions to til* Hkrald must he paid to the agents, Zieber Ik Co., I Ledger Buildings, Third street, near (heatuut, where single copies mav also be obtained daily at 1 o'clock. 0** All the new aud cheap Publications for sale at their es tablishment. n4 ly Medical Notice.?'Ths Advertisements of the New York College of Medicine and Pharmacy, established far the Suppression of Quackery, in the core of all diseases, will diss, uuppicosiuu vii v^unt soiy, in kuc vuic ?/? cue uinroscs, win hereafter appear on the fourth jnaife and laat column or tfiis atak. W. S. RICHARDSON, M. D., Agent. Office and Consulting Rooms of the Col)ege,95 Nassau strew MONEY MARKET. Monday, Feb. 3?6 P. II. There wa? a very general improvement to-day in quotations for storka, with transactions to some extent? Stoning ton went up ] per cent; Norwich and Worcester, J . Erie Railroad, {; Farmers'Loan, Pennsylvania 6's, i; Morris Canal, ]; Long Island, 1}; Canton, J; Illinois Special Bonds closed firm at Saturday's prieea. The Pennsylvania Houte of Representatives hsve passed .1 resolution directing ths Committee on Banks to introduce a clause into ail bills that they may report (or the charter or re charter, or for any altaration in existing charters of banks, making stockholders individually lia ble for the notes issued, to the amount of stock held by each respectively. The Senate of Missouri have passed a bill locating the fifth branch oi the Bank of Missouri at L(xington, ona of the most flourishing towns in the State. The Tieasurer of Pennsylvania commenced paying the interest ts-day in Philadelphia, at the Pennayivanik Bank. Salutes were fired on the occasion. The receipts of the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad for the week ending the 31st ult. were as annexed :? Passengers $469 35 Local freight 17 34 Western height. . 850 IS $*38 02 Receipts (or same time last year 39J 00 Increase, equal to 11> per cent $448 S3 The Committee on Railroads in the House o( Assem bly have made a report on the petitions praying: lor a surrender of the State lien on the Erie Railroad, which has been printed and laid before the members. The committee came to the conclusion that the present lien of the State is of no actual value, that it is a material impediment to the company's obtaining the necessary funds to complete the road, and they therefore recom mend that the lien of the State be released on condition that three millions of money are subscribed to the road, and one-fourth thereof paid in. There appears to be a better feeling in Wall street and vi cinity, produced, no doubt,in a measure,by the anticipated relief in the Money Market, from the opening of the dis count books of the banks, which havo so long a tima b. en closed. The quarterly returns of the banks ol this Stat" having been made, it is now supposed they will in crease their lines of discount up te the amount outstand ing previous to the contraction for the purpose ol making the reports to the Comptroller. The reports already pub lished by some of the banks, show a diminished move ment, and if thia baa been general throughout the State, the loaaa and specie on haad, have, within the quarter just closed, been very much reduced. The banks have been compelled to rapidly reduce their discounts, end to almost close their doors against an expansion, in conse quence of the state of foreign exchanges, and alter all their efforts to prevent shipments of specie, they have been drained of at least three millions of dollars. We annex the reports of several banks made to the Comptroller on the 1st inst. Nxw Yoax Citv Banks. , Nov. 1844. , Feb. 1845 Loans. Specie. Leans. Specie. Phenix $1,941,945 313.476 1,783,430 fiB.it Seventh Ward 958,<147 54,743 910,968 104.798 National 1,277,335 185,733 1,270,058 293.835 Bk of America,... 4,381,852 1,162,735 3.032,094 416,401 Bkof Commerce.. 4,175,112 1,183,306 3,317,595 603,210 $12,837,391 2,899,883 10,203,115 1,685,737 Oirc. /lens Cirr. Dept. Thenix $491,213 1,08-1,118 403,095 74<M1T Seventh Ward 2i6.S31 346,516 276,407 387,099 National 243,197 666,395 199,058 626,438 Bk of America.... 236,473 1,381,095 196.9:18 1.146.871 Bk of Commetce.. 281,490 3,138,464 254,665 1,681,115 $1,509,236 6,616,508 1,280,163 4^91,660 The aggregate of the leading features of these banks compare af follows, viz : ? Nov. 1814. Feb 1815. Decreate. Loans $12,837,291 10,203,145 2,614,147 Mosaic 2 899,893 1,683,727 1,211,156 Cliculation 1,51.9,236 1,280,163 2)9,07$ Deposit** 6,616,688 4,591,660 2,(21,928 Theie returns show a very great decreate in the move ments of the Ave banks named, which, if carried out in the samo proportion, by the other baoka of the city, will make a decrease of nearly fltty per cent in the operations of the banks. The decrease given in the ebeve table, in discounts, is full twenty-five per cent; In specie, about forty; in circulation, fifteen, and in deposits about forty five. These returns coufirm what wa have for the past six or eight wetks been stating, and shew the cause cf the lightness in the Money Maiket, and the improvement in the rate oi interest. It could not be otherwise than that such an immense and rapid decrease in the opera tions of these banking institutions, should have caused much embairassment among the commercial classes, and much depression in the stock market. Vroin these returns it append there has been a decrease in the circulation and deposits. The hanks have evi dently strengthened themselves in every way to meet any movement that may spring out of the overtrading so grneta] throughout 1844. The immense importations during that year, f nd the limited exports, raised a balance against us, which r'quired in its liquidation, largo ex ports of apecio it reml'. ft s of 1 ills of exchange to an equal amount Tnu vx.u, ?lve ?pi dilation* in cotton last year; the ruin of many engaged in theee operations; the immense production and the reduced atate of prices .tended

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