? - th: NO. 5291. IBS CORSTI T'AON OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC. VOTED BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, In Its Bitting of the 4tlt of November, 1848. PREAMBLE. In the pmenoe of Ood, and in tbe name of the French people, the National Assembly proclaims ? 1?Fmnce has constituted herself a republic. In adopting this form of government, her aim and objeot is to be able to advance more freely in the path of progress and civilisation?to secure and augment the eomftrt of every one by a more equitable division of buriens, and a gradual diminution of public expenditure and taxes ; ard|ul?o to enable every citizen to attain, without further disturbances, a more elevated and increasing degTee of morality, of enlightenment, and of personal comfort, by the successive and constant action of tba institutions and laws. 2?The French republic is demoeratio, one and indivisible. 8?It recognizes rights and duties anterior to and superior to all positive laws. 4?Its principles are liberty, equality, fraternity. Its basis and foundation is, family, labor, property, and public order 5?It respects the nationality of foreign people, as it is determined to make its own to be respected (t undertakes no wars for the purpose of oonquest, and never employs its armies against the liberty of any people. 0?Reciprocal duties bind the oltizens to the republic nnd tbe republic to the citizens. 7?Citizens must love their country, obey the reoub11c, ana defend it at the cost of their lives, share in the bu' dens of the State, according to their fortunes, provide for themselves, by their labor, the means of existence. and by their own forethought and care provide resources for tbe future. They must unite for the common good, and help each other in a brotherly manner and aid to preserve the general order by obeying the mora^andtwrit ten laws which regulate society, both ID ibid in in ana inuiviuuiup. 8?It is the duty of the republic to protect the citizen In his pereon. his family. his rt-ligion, his property, and hi* labor, and to place that education which i* Eeeefnary to every mau. within the reach i>f every one. It In also Its duty, by brotherly w?sl?tanoe, to secure existence to the poor and necessitous, either by procuring employment for tbem, such a? is within Its power, and not b?-yond its resources, or by giving relief to those who are not able to work and who have no family to help them. In consideration of the performance of these duties, and for the guarantee of all these rights, the National Assmibly. faithful to the traditions handed down from the great Assemblies which Inaugurated the Kreooh republic, decries, aa follows, the constitution of the republic CONSTITUTION. chapter 1 ? of joykreiontv. Aut. 1.?The sovereignty resides In the totality of French citiiens. It ic inalienable and imprescriptible. No individual, no fraction of the people can take to themselves the exercise of this sovereignty. chapter 2.? rioiiti of c it 17.rns ? guarantees by the constitution Art. 2.?No one can be arrested or detained prisoner unless according to the prescription of the law. Art. 8?The dwelling of every person inhabiting the French soil is inviolable, and cannot b4 entered exoept according to the forms and in the cases proTided by the law. Art. 4 ?No one shall be removed from his natural judges?no commission* or extraordinary tribunals chall be oreated under any pretext, or by any name. Art. 6.?The penalty of death for political offeneea is abo ixhtd. Art. 8.?Slavery cannot exist upon any territory belonging to France. Art 7.?Every one may freely profess his own rellf lon. and is to receive (torn the State equal protection n the exercise of his worship. The ministers of the different religion* at present reoognlzed by tan law, or which may be hereafterreoegnlied, have the right of receiving payment from the State. Art. 8.? Citizens have the right of meeting and asMmbling peaceably and unarmed, in order to petition or Manifest their thoughts by means of the press or otherwise The exercise of these rights is only limited by the rights or liberty of others, and by the interests of pnblio safety. The press cannot in any circumstances be subjected to censorship. Art 9.? Teaching is free. The liberty of teaching is to be exeroised according to the terms, capacity and morality determined by law, and under the supervision and superintendence of the State This superintendence is to be extended to all the establishments of education and instruction, without any exception what t?r. Art 10.?All citizens are equally admissible to all pnblio employments, without other cause of preference than merit, and according to the condi Jobs determined bylaw. All titles of nobility, all distinctions of birth, clara or catle. are abolished forever. Art. 11 ?Property is inviolable; yet the State may demand the sacrifice of property for a pnblio utility, legally established, and in consideration of a just and previous indemnity Art 12. ?The confiscation of goods can never be reestablished Art. IS ?The Constitution guarantees to citizen* the liberty of labor and of Industry. Society will favor and encourage the developement of labor by gratuitous primary instruction, by profes<iooal education, by the equality of the connection between the employer and the journeyman, by the establishment of saving Institutions and those ot credit, by agricultural Institutions ; by voluntary associations, and the establishment by the State, the departments and the oommunes, of public works for the employment of idle hands. Sooiety, also, will give a'd to deserted children, to the iek. to* aged, the destitute, and thoee whom their own families are notable to support. Art 14 ?The pnblic debt ia guarantied. Every contract and engagement made by the State la to be inviolate Art. 15.?All taxes are for the common good. Every one ia to contribute acoordlng to his means and fortune Art 10.?No tax can be made or levied ezoept by fcree of law. Art. 17.?Direct taxation ia only aocorded for on* year. Indirect taxes may be fer several yeara. chaptcr 8 ?or rcrlic dittikv Art. 18.?All nubile nowers. whatever they may be. emanate from the people. They cannot be delegated by hereditaryltradition Art. 10.?The separation of powers ia the first duty of a free government. ? chapter 4 ?of thk lroiilat1tr power, Art 90 ?The French people delegate the leg slat!re power to a single assembly. Art 21 ?The whole number of representation shall be 760 inoluding those from Algeria and the French colonies. Art. 22.?This number shall be raised to the total of 000 for assemblies called together to revise the constitution. Art. 23 ? Population shall be the basis for election. Art. 24 ? Suffrage sball be direct and universal. The act of voting shall be secret Art 26.?All Frenchmen aged 21. and In the enjoyment of their civil and politioal rights, are eleotors, without property conditions of anv kind. Art 26?All eleotors are e'igtbleto be elected without property, conditions, or reference to place of dwelling, wbo are 25 year* of nge. and in the enjoyment of their civil and political rights. Art. 27 ? The electoral law will determine the causes which may deprive a French citizen of the right of rHcting or being elected. It will designate those itisena wbo. after having exercised official functions in a department or territory, will not be eligible in those places. Art 28. -The exercise of any remunerating publio function, Is incompatible with the trest of a representative of the people. No member of the Assembly can bi nominated or rai?ed to public offices, receiving ?. salary, and the appointment to which proceeds from the executive, daring tbe continuince of the Legislature Exceptions to the above dispositions are to be settled by the organic electoral law. Art 20 ?The terms of the above article are not applicable to assemblies elected for the revision of the Constitution Art SO?The elections for representatives shall be by departments, and by ballot The electors shall vote at the chief place of their district. But the district may be for, local causes, divided Into several sub divisions, under forms and conditions to be determined by the electoral law. Art 3!?The Natlonil Assembly Is to be elected for the period < f ?hr?e veers to be then renewed entirely. Forty-Are days at least, before the end of the Legislature a law ahull be passed to tlx the period of'he newjeleo 41 |? ) |. .....J _I?V,< ? ?U? ......lluJ (in. the el*ntnr* h?ll have fall right to aacemble and rota on Hw 80th day preceding the oloe* of The Legislature. Tbe new Ap??mbljr Is oonvoked, andotlled to meet, by full right, on the next rfay nffor the day on which th* trtift el the old AMemhly expire*. Art 32?Tbe Awembly I* permanent: yet It may rtjonrn to any time wblch It *hall determine During the continuance of any prorogation, a coram lotion, composed of member* of committee*. and twenty-lire rrpreaantatWe*, named by tbe AttemMy by ballot, and an aheolut* majority. will hare the right to eall together the Aonembly, in owe of emergency. AI*o, the PreaMent of tbe repnbllo will hare the right to ?o(ivok? the A***mb1y. The National Assembly will determine the place of It* (lifting. And will cettle tbe number and importance of tbe military fore** for its defense and have them *t It* order Art 93.? Repreientatlvea are alwaya free to bereelected Art. 34.?The member* of the Aaeembly are the repreeentatlre*. not of th* department which elected their, but of all Franc*. Akt. 36.- Tht y cannot recelr* Instruction* to be binding n fhrm. Akt 3fl?Their peraona are Inrfclabi*. They cannot be tried, arrutel. nor condemned, at any time, for opinion* uttered within the Aaaembly, excepting when aanght in the Tery act. Apt 37?They cannot be arretted for criminal off*na*a, nor pro*r?ut*d. nntil after permission granted by the A**embly. In an arrest on the ?*ry act. the nw?'t*T ?hall Immidlataly He referred to the Aw^mbly, wjkich ohall anthoc}** or refit** th* continuation #f the proeaention. Th* labor* to apply alao to th* caM of eitia-ne Imprisoned feeing madi- rcpre**Btatlv*(. Art. SB.??ery rapreetfatatlv* la to MOalT* a r*miinrraUao, wblon he mu?t not rela?*. >t. 30.--Tb? ait ting* of the Aaaembly ar* to b? ! E NE MOR] fin bite Nevertheless, the Assembly may form Itself i nto a secret com mittee, on the oall of a number of reprerentativea as settled by the rales. F.ach member has the right of Introducing bills according to the forms and rule*. Art. 49.?The presence of half the members, and one over, is necessary to form a quorum. Art. 41.?No bill (except In case of emergency) shall be passed till after it has undergone three different readings, at intervals not lets than five days between each reading. Art. 42?K very proposition claiming urgency or hsete. must be preceded by a report of motives. If the Assembly is ?f opinion to acoed* to the proposition. It will fix the time when the report upon the necessity ef the case will be presented. On this report, if the Assembly admits the neoeflslty of haste, it will fix ?he time or the debate. If the Assembly decides nuftinft the urcencv of the case, the bill will have to go through the usual course. chapter 5 ?of the executive. Aht. 43 ?The Stench people delegate the executive power to a citizen, who (hall receive the title of President of the Recutita. Art 44.?The President must be a native Frenchman thirty yeara of age at least, and must never have io?t the quality of Krenobman. Art 45?The President ef the Republic shall be elected for four years, and shall not be eligible for reelectiou until after an interval of four years. Neither shall the Vice President, nor any of hie relations er kindred, to the sixth degree inclusive, be eligible for re-election after him within the same interval of time. Art 40 ? The election shall take place on the second Sunday of the month of May If. in the event of death or dismissal, or from any other cause, a President be elected at any other period, his powers shall expire on the second Sunday of tbe month of May. in the fourth year following his election. The President, shall be elected by ballot, and by an absolute majority of votes, by the direct suffrages of all the electors of the French departments and of Algeria. Art. 47 ?The reoords of the electoral operation* (hail be transmitted immediately to the National Assembly, which shall determine without delay upon the validity of tbe election, and shall proclaim the President of tbe Republic. If any candidate shall only receive one half of all the votes oast, or unless he shall receive at least two million* of vote*, or if the conditions required by Art. 44 are not fulfilled, the National Assembly shall then elect tbe President of the Republic by an absolute majority, and by ballot, from among tbe five candidates who are eligible, and who shall have received the greatest number of votes. Art. 48 ? Before enterling upon his functions, the President of the Republic shall take an oath, in the presence of the Aa?embly. according to the terms and tenor following "In presence of God. and before the French people, represented by the National Assembly, I swear to abide faithful to tbe democratic Republic, AM* U.lUioiKla ?ti<< /* fulfill all fk. A i.t^U the Constitution imposes upon mo " Art. 49 ?He (ball have the right to bring in bills by hi? Ministers in the National Assembly. He shall watch over and seeure the execution of the laws. Art 60.?He shall dispose of the armed foroe, withcut ever being able to command it in porson. Art. 51.?He shall not have the power to alienate by cession any portion of the French soil or territory, nor shall be be able to dissolve or adjourn the National Asfembly, nor shall he have power in any manner to suspend the laws, or the operation of the constitution and laws. Art. 62.?He shall, every year, present by a message to the National Assembly an account of the general state of the affairs of the republic. Art. 63.?He shall negotiate and ratify treaties. No treaty shall be conclusive until after it has been approved by the National Asssmbly. Art. 54.?He shall watob over the defence of the State, but he shall not have power to undertake any war without the consent of the National Assembly. Art 65. He shall have the pardoning power. But he shall not have the power to exercise this function until after he has taken the advioe of the Council of State; general amnesties shall only be granted by a law pat red for that purpose: the President of tha republic. the Minitters, as well as all other persons condemned by the High Court of Juntice, shall only be able to be pardoned by the National Assembly. Art 66.?The President of the Republic shall promulgate the laws in the name of the French people. Art. 67.?Laws of emergency shall be promulgated after three days from their passage, and other laws after one month, counting from the day when they were adopted and passed by tbe National Assembly. Art. 58.?During the period of delay specified, the President may, by a message astigniug reasons therefore require a re-consideration of the law which has been passed Tbe Assembly shall then re-eonslder it, after which the resolution it may take upon the matter shall be final and definitive, and shall be transmitted to tbe President. In such a case the promulgation of tbe said law shall be made within the delay allowed to laws of emergency. Art. 50 ?In default of the promulgation of laws by the Preaident. within the periods fixed by the preceding articles, the President of the Assembly shall provide for their due promulgation. Art. 60?Lnvoys and ambassadors from foreign vuaii vv rvvivuucu uj uio i iQDivinuv vi kuo ic" public. Art. 61.?He shall preside at all national solemnities. Art. 62.?He eball be lodged at theeostof therepublic, and shall receive a salary of aix hundred thousand franci per annum. A?t 68.? He shall reside in the plaee in which the National Asseml ly is holding its session*, and shall not be able to leave the continental territory of the republic without being authorised by law to do so. Art. 64.?The President of the Republic shall hare Sower to appoint and revoke the appointment of the linisters. He shall appoint and revoke, in a council of his Ministers, all diplomatio agents, commandersin-chief of the ariries or the republio, by sea and by land, all prefects and superior officers of the National Guards, of the Seine, the Governors of Algeria and the other colonies, the Attorney General and all other functionaries of superior rank. He shall appoint snd dismiss at the ruggestlon of the competent minister, acoerding to the terms and eonditioas fixed by law, all other officers and functionaries of the government of inferior rank. Art. 66 ? He shall have the power of suspending for a period net exceedieg three mon ks, those agents of the executive power who are eleoted by the people. He shall not be able to dismiss them unless by the advice of the council of state. The law will determine the case in which agents, having been dismissed, may be declared not to be eligible again for the same office.? Such a decteration of ineligibility oan only be pronounced by a formaPjudgment. Art 66 ?The numbea ef ministers and their several duties shall be settled by the legislative power. Art. 67.?All acts of the President, excepting those by which be appoints or dismisses any of bis ministers from office, shall not have effeot, unless countersigned by some minister Art. 08 ?Tbe President of the Republla. the ministers, the agents, and all the other depositories of public power, shall be responsible eaeh. in so far as he is concernea. ior tu me acta 01 ine government anu 01 the administration. Every measure by which the President of tb? Republic shall dissolve or prorogue the Assembly, or iDterpone any obstacle to the exercise of Its public truat, shall be deemed to be the orime of blgh treason. By any such tingle aot. the President become* diverted of bis function*, and the people are required not to yield abedlence to him; the executive power shall be transferred in full authority to the National Assembly. The judges of the High Court of Justice shall immediately assemble, on pain of forfeiture of tbeir offices. They shall call together a jury, in some place to be by then; designated, in order to proceed to trial and judgment! upon the President and bis accomplices; and they shall themselves appoint a magistrate to be charged with the functions of publio minister. A law, hereafter to be passed, shall decide the other cases of responsibility, as well as the forms atid conditions of the prosecution of tbem. Art. 69.?The ministers shall have admission into the midst of the National Assembly, and shall be heard whensoever they require lt. They may also obtain the assistance of clerks, who sball have been appointed by a decree of the Prtsldent oi the Kepublis. Akt. 70?There shall be a Vioe President of the Hepublic, to be appointed by the National Assembly, out of a list of three candidates presented by the President within the month succeeding his eieetlon. The Vice President sbnll not be appointed from among the relations or kindred of the President to the sixth degree Inclusive. In any case of the prevention of the President, the Vice President shall take his place for the time. The Vice President shall be subjected to the same oath as the'President. If the Presidency sball become vacant by the death of the President, hla dismissal from office, or from other causes, a new eleotion for President shall be bad within a month. chaftkb fl ?ok thi covncil. of state. Aht. 71?There sball be a Council of State, of which the Vice President of the republioshall of light be the rresidert Am. 72? The members of this Council shall be appointed, each for six months, by the National Assembly. 'I be half of (Ms Council shall be renewed In the inn urn mourns 01 t aon new legislature, ny secret mulct, and by an absolute majority. They shall be indefloitely re-el'.gible. Art. 73?Such of tbe member* of the Council cf State who rball have been appointed from among members of the Assembly, shall be immediately replace d representatives of tbe people. Art <4 ?Tbe members of the Council of State shall rot be linble to be dl-missed from their oflloe.exospt by tbe National Assembly, at the suggestion of the President. Art 7ft ?The Council of Stata fthall ba consulted upon all bills or law* to be presented by the governneot. which, according to law, must be presented for their pre?i< us exnminatlon; and they fthall also advise upon parliamentary bill* which tbe Assembly may ??nd to tl em for tbeir elimination The Council of Stata shall prepare tbe rules of public administration, and stall alone, and by itself mike rules in relation tosnbjeers over *bl( h Mia National Aftsemb y fthall give to it a spec al con msnd It shall exercise orer the public ae ministration I all thepower* of control and of ?uperinter, dt nee which shall hereafUr be conferred upon4t by law Tbe law will determine tha othar power* and duties of tha Council. ciurTica 7th - or THtc interior administratis*. Art 70?The dlel>lon of the territory Into departments. airoodlsiements, dt*trtot?>nd commune* shall be Maintained. Their prasant llmita shall not ba changed exfstrt by law Ar? 77 - Th?re shall be?1st. In each department an adminlrtiatlon ennprsed of ? prefect, a general council, and a council of prefecture. 2nd In each ! rroQdlieaent, a tub-prelect. Sad. I each district, * W YO fJING EDITION?TUES district- council; nevertheless, only a single dlstriotcouncil ?ball be established in a city which 1* llvid-J into several districts. 4th. In each commune, an admiu'ftratlfn. composed of a major, bis uss.Mauts, and a municipal oouncil. Art. 78 ? A law, to b? passed hereafter, shn.ll fix the composition and duties of the General Council*, the District Councils, and tbe Municipal Counoils, aa well as, also, tbe manner of appointing the Mayors, and their assistants. Art. TO ?'I be General Councils and the Municipal Councils shall be elected by tbe direct vote of all eltltens living la the department or the district; each district shall elect one member of the Geni-rnl Council; a special law shall regulate tbe forms of eleotion in the Department of the Seine, also in the oity of Parts, as well as, also, in all cities containing a population of oyer twenty thousand souls. Art 80.?Tha Councils General, the District Councils, and tbe Municipal Councils may be dissolved by the President of tbe republic, on the advice of the Council of State; the law will fix tbe period within which a new election shall be held, alter such dissolution chapter 8th.?of the jvdiciarv power. Abt. 81 ? Justice shall be awarded, gratis, in the name of the French penple. Their proceedings shall be public, except in caRes where publicity may be detrimental either to tbe publio order or the public morals, in which case the court shall declare the same by a formal judgment. Art. 88.? Trial by jury shall be continued In criminal cases. Art 83.?The deolsion upon all political offonces, and upon all offences committed by means of tbe nrfiit ni> Kv unv ntV?s?t- mAiiHu r?f nnhliroHnn thuil Ku. long exduiiveiy to the jury. Th? organic laws shall determine the tribunal and powers in relation to offences of inseult and defamation against private persons. Art. 84.?The jury alone sba.ll decide upon the question of damnges claimed on account of alleged offence* by the l're?s. .Aiit 86.? The justices of peaoe and their assistants judges of ihe first instance, and judges of appeals, members of the Court of Cassation. Court of Acoouuts, shall be appointed by the President of tha republic, accordirg to a system of candidatMhip or conditions hert-after to be regulated by law. Ant SO ? The magistrates shall be appointed by the Fresldent of tbe republic. Art. 87?The judges of the first Instance and of apptal, and the members of the Court of Caseation, shall be appointed for life. They rhall not be dismissed or suspended, except after formal judgment rendered against them, nor pensioned off, except for canres. and according to procedures appointed by law. Aiit. 88 ?The councils of war an t of revision of the armies by sea and by land, the tribunals ot commerce, the yrud'hommf), and other special tribunals, shall retuin their present organization, and their present function?, until the law shall decide otherwise. Art. 69.?Conflicts of jurisdiction bwtween courts shall te regulated by a special tribunal, composed of members of the Court of Cassation and of Counsellors cf State, to be designated every three years, an equil number, by the respective bodies to which they belong. This tribunal shall be under the presidentship of the Minister of Justice. Art. 110?Appeals for incompetence, or excess of power, against tbe decrees of the Court of Accounts, 1 shall becarried before the above tribunal of conliictlve 1 jurisdiction. Art 01 ?A high court of Justice shall decide, 1 without appeal or demur or annullment, all accusa- 1 tions made by tbe National Assembly against the ' President of tbe republis or his ministers It shall 1 lillpwiftf. in the flAmu WAT. trv all njlkpa nf nnnnna ia. 1 cured of dimes, attempt*, or plots against the internal and external safety of the State, which the Assembly ] may have rent before it for trial. Kxoept the c*,?e 1 provided for in article G8, it shall not be called toge- 1 ther unless by decree of the National Assembly, which J ( hall also designate the city in which the court shall hold its sittings. 1 Art. 92 ? The high Court shall be composed of Ave j judgts and of tbirty-eix jurymen. Kvery year. In the arst days of the month of November, the Couit of Cassation shall appoint from among its members, by secret ballot and an absolute majority, the judges and assist ant judges of the high Court The tlve judges, who will sit regularly, will themselves select their President. 1 The magistrates performing the functions of the public ministry, shall be designated by the President of the Republic and in the event of the acousation of th? Preiident or his Ministers, by the National Assembly, the jury, to the number of thirty-six. and four supplementary ones, tbali be taken from among the members oftbeUentral Councils of the Departments. Representatives ol the people shall not be able to compose aay part of these juries. Art 93 ? When a decree of the National Assembly shall have ordered the formation of the High Court of Justice, as also in the oases provided for in the O^th article, on the requisition of the President or of one of tbe Judges, tbe President of the Court of Appeal, and in default of that court, the presidort of the tribunal of tbe first inatanoe of (he department, shall draw lots in public assembly for the name of * member of the General Couneil. Art 94 ? On tbe day indicated by the judgment, if 1 there are less than sixty jurymen present, the number shall be filled up by supplementary jurymen, drawn by 1 lot by the President of the High Court of Justice, from among the names of the members of tbe Council General of the Department in which the oourt holds its 1 sitting. 1 Art. 0.1?Those jurymen who shall not have given an adequate excuse, shall be oondemned to a fine of not less than one thousand francs, and not more than ten thousand, besides suffering tbe deprivation jof their political rights for five years at the utmost. Art 90 - Both tbe accused and the public accuser shall have the right to challenge, as in ordinsry cases. Art 97 ?The verdiet of the jury pronouncing the ' accused guilty, cannot be rendered exoept by a majority of two-thirds of all the jurymen. Art. 68-In all oases of ministerial responsibility 1 the National Assembly may, aeoordlng to tbe oircum- 1 stances, send the accused minister to be tried either before the High Court of Justice er by tbe ordinary tribunals for civil remedies. ' Aht. 99.?The National Assembly and the President of the Republic may. at all events, transmit the ex- J bmiaatlon of the acts of any minister, (except of the 1 President himself.) to the Counsel of State, the report 1 of whom, in the premises, shall be made public. ! Art. 100 ?Tbe President of tbe Republic can only 1 be brought to trial before the High Court of Justice fcxcept. as is provided for by art. 68, he cannot be tried | ' unit fs upon accusation made by the National Assem- ' tly for orlmes and misdemeanors, which shall be detomined by law. CHAPTER otH ?of Tilt Pl'bllc FORCED. Art. 101.?The public foroe la Instituted for the purpote of defending the State against enemies from without, and at the same time, made so secure, inter \ nally, the maintenance of order, and the execution of the laws. It is composed of the National Guard, and of the army by sea and by land. Art. 102.?Kvery Frenchman ia bound to serve as soldi*r. and to belong to the National Guard, except in cases of exceptien provided by law. The privilege | for every citizen to liberate himself from the necessity of personal military servioo, shall be regulated by the ! law of rerruitment. Art. 103.?The organisation of the National Guard, and the constitution of the army, shall be regulated by law. Art. 104.?The public force is essentially obedient. No armed force can constitute a deliberative body. Art 105. -The public force employed to maintain interior order, can only aot upon the requisition of the constituted authorities, according to the regulations prescribed by the legislative power.. Art. 10ft?A law (hall determine those cases in which the state of siege shall be declared, mul sliall regulate the forms and determine the edeots of such a measure. Art 107.?No foreign troops can be introduced Into ) tbe French territory, without the previous oonsent ot the National Assembly. chapter 10.?SPECIAL ASSASnrMISTI. Art. 108?Whenever, in the last year of a legislature any National Ami mbly i-hall have expressed the wish that tbe constitution should be modified, in vtbcleorln part, this revision shall be entered upon In tbe following manner : ?Tbe wish expressed by the Asrenibly shall not be converted into a definitive resolution, except afteT three successive deliberations held upon tlie subject at the Interval of one month between ach deliberation. and the meaaure ptiu.ll only he carried by a vote of three-fourth* of tha Assembly. i The cumber of vote* In favor of this revision. must I ba .MO, at Watt. The Assembly for revision shall only be appointed for three month*. It shall only engag* t? the special ra>ision for which it has bern as ten, bled; yet. in eafei of emergency, it may provide for Ugif-lnttve in cessltii's. Aht. Ill?Tha National Assembly confides the definite of the prsent constitution, and of the right* eon*ecrnted by It. to the keeping and to the patriotism of evtry Frenchman. tiiArran 12? TaANtiToar aftra.vor.MKNTli. A*t. 112 ?The proviMon* of the codes, law* and regulation* now In force, and whiehlare not oontrary to the present constitution, shall remain in ferae until otherwise provided by law. Art IIS?All the authorities constituted by the present law*, shall continue in the eierrlse of their preterit duties until the promulgation of theorgauio law* which relate to them. Ant 114 ?The law of judiciary organisation will detern Ine the particular mode for the appointment and flr*t composition of the new trlbnnala. A *t. 116.? Immealately after the vote upon the constitution, tbe preparation of the organlo law* ?hall be proceeded upon, in such manner aa ahall be determined by a special law for the purpo*e. Art ufi ? The first election of a rrealdent of the republic, thall take placa In conformity with the special law on tbt* ?ubject, passed by the National Arttmbiy on the 28th of October, 1848. Tiik Dry Dock.?The preparation** tor commencing thi* great work at enr Navy Yard are rapidly being perfected, and active operation* will now ?onn commence, and give employment to a large number of men 1 be plana tor the different portion* of the work are being laid ont. nnder the supervision of Mr. Saugar.? tkilidtlphim Ltdgtr. Fiiom Tijas ?A private letter from a friend at Htuston. T?*a?, written under data of the loth Inst, infrrn.su* that font crmi anlea of the 2d Regiment U. S. Dragoons. Lieut. Oi Kauntleroy.eommatidlng, who ware encamped n?ar Houston. w?re to march the nest mornlrg for Austin. Tke Indian* had relapsed Into a Hate of qn etude, and very little complaint of depravations J as teaid.? jV. 0. J'itnyune, See. 19. J Rjr T2 Jv Jh DAY, NOVEMBER 28, Ttae Fanny Kemble Divorce Case.
Fierce Bitleh ts France* Ann Bitieii ?Libel fcr divorce a vinculo matrimonii.? In the Court of Common Plcao, for the city ?nd county of Philadelphia, Nov*mb?r 37th, 1848 ?Before Judges King, Campbell, and K?-lly This cue, which la rendered interesting to the public by the charaottr aud situation of the parties, comicrncef*. tblx mornlDK. The libellant, Mr. Butler, was present ; Mri>. Butler ill not In court, The law of Pennsylvania permit* a divorce from the bondi of mitTimony In cases #f wilful and malicious desertion, and absence frem the habitation of the other, without a rcaionable cause, for and during the spa-jo of two years. Tbls 1* by the first section of the act of Assembly of March lcth, 1816.1'urdon's Digest, page 314. The libel In tbls case was filed by Pierce Butler, the husband, a?d averred desertion by the wife for the term of two y?ars and more, and absenoe from his habitation wiihcut reasonable cause. It was in the usual form, without specifying facts. The answer of the respondent denies, positively, wilful and malicious desertion, but sets up such ctrcuiustsnoes of agravat'on, on the part of the libellant, as rendered the life of the rcepondert weary and burdensome, and justified be; removal from her husband's residence. Thu answer sets out various act*, alleged to have been intended on the part of the husbaud to insult and annoy the wife It appears that the parties were married on the 7th of January, 1834 and that Mrs. Butler left ber husband's bouse finally on the ilth of September, 1845. Tbe respondent answered generally : 1 That the libellant had so behaved himself as to withikaw bimseif altogether from the respondent, aad had ceased to be a husband in consequence of his own unlawful and wrongful conduct. 2 That he bad assented to the absence of Mrs Butler. and bad subsequently approved of her leaving the house. 8. That his constant cruel treatment had been such as to make ber life burdensome, aad had been marked by a course of eonstaut indignities. Tbe answer then goes on to set out the facts particularly. Mrs. Butler states, that in 1843 herself anil husband were living at Philadelphia In the same building, but in separate apartments. This arrangement had subsisted trom October, 1842. They lived under tbe same roof, but in all other respects bed cesstd to be husband and wife. Mr. Butler was to JurnWh maintenance to Mrs. Butler, and during that time, tbe respondent avers that the treat* ment she received from ber husband was suoh as to prove that he had loBt all love and affection for her. This was evidenced by rude language and ao'.s, tending to embitter the life ot Mrs B., and such as would bave justified ber in departing from his house, without incurring the imputation of (insertion. In Ootober, 1843. she first became acquainted with the fact of a breach of the marriage contract on the part of the husband, which then reached her ear?, though it had off n commiuea in aays wmen were loonea bncn to uy her as bappy days. Of inis brench of thu inurria?u contract, the respondent has no proof other than rumor. Out it waft mentioned to her husband by her, and, in ooucequence of it, the last hope of recovering his affections was lost; and henceforth shs felt thoy must live separate, though she still Imped to be able to maintain her right to educate and superintend tbe education of her children. They had been placed under the charge of a governess, and Mrs. B avers that every means was taken by their father to estrange tbem from her, and to prejudice them against her ? Things continued this way until the cnmrnxneement of 1844. when Mrs B. heard that her husband intended to remOTe her children from her, and placo them in a bouse of his own. Upon application, he refused to allow her to accompany them, oxoept on certain conditions. which ha f<ave her two days to consider upon.? The conditions were such that Mrs. B. could hardly persuade herself to aooept them. An accident, however, happening to on* of the children, she was induced by tbe oircumstance to desire to accompany tbem, even though the terms were distasteful. This being communicated to Mr. Butler, be refused to accede to the request, en tbe ground that by her having allowed tbe "two days" to pass, she bad "abandoned" her children. Early in August bis preparations were completed. On oeming in from a walk, one day, Mrs. Butler found tbe nursery maid packing up the children's clothes. Mr. Butler being in the room, whistling with great composure. Tbe children were taken away, and there was no other oourse than for Mrs. Butler to go to a bearding house. The tIbUs of her children, while she was remaining here, became lesa and less frequent. Sh* learned from a a sifter in England, that Mr. Butler bad expressed a desire to take her back into tbe house, if she wlshed'to superintend tbe eduoation of the oblldrea. A correspondence on the subject took place, through the medium of tbe Rer. W. H. Furneis. Mr. Butler agreed again to receive ber in bis bourn, upon her signing certain " conditions." These were reduced to writing; tbe uiinclDal simulation was that Mrs. iiutlsr would 8He up all acquaintance and ioterceurso of whatever Ind, witb the "Sedgwick family." and hereafter treat them Id ever; respect as mere strangers, and a* if she bad never known tbem. That Mrs. B would never peak of Mr. B.. to any one, and abstain from all reference to tbe past Wishing to go to,ber children, she agreed to al^n these and others, and after some delays ibe was admitted to ber husband's house, on 3d March, 1846. She oontinued there, until April 12th, of tbe Fame year, when she avers that she received a letter from Miss Sedgwick, which was contained in an envelope, sent her by ber husband. She states she was surprii-ed at this, but receiving it from bim, supposed that be intended the should rsad It-she did so?but was ijulckly undeceived by receiving from hitn a note, upbraiding htr for having violated her agreement, by receiving a letter fr?m Mies Sedvwick. To this, she replied, that she bad received it from bim. Unanswered that before she came Into the house, she should have informed the Sedgwioka of the conditions she had entered into, and warned them to write to ber no more. She was bound to return, unread, and In a blank cover, any letter whloh she knew to have oome from tbem. Mrs. Butler avers this to have been " a trap," and that tbe note from Mr. B., in terms sufficiently explicit, ordered ber to leave the bouse. The ehildren were soon placed by their father at the "Darley Farm." In the mean time, difficulty had arisen as to tne situation of the governess in tbe family. Reports disparaging to her, were in circulation ; aod Mrs. Butler states that (be was charged with raising these reports by both parties. She denied these imputations, but the circumstance tended to still more aggravate her Bondltion. Some time afterward, Mr. B. wished ber to sign a deed for some property, belonging to him, which was to be sold. She declined, howsver, to relinquish ber dower, and the olrcnmstance only led to further feeling between the partien. ! Inconsequence of her refusal, he forbid her going to | tbe "Darley Farm." She went there, however, and one day be saw ber tbere, and then said, "I told you 1 not to oome here; now you, or the children, ieavw the i place tc-night; I'll have no words with you." The 1 children were taken home,and Mrs B. oontinued at 1 tbe city until tbe 12th of September, being obliged to withdraw to another house in consequenoe of ber ' husband's bouie undergoing repa rs. Receiving no ; answer to varloua note* written to ber husband, she finally concluded to return to F.ngland, believing that tbe experiment of submitting to Mr. B.'s "oonJitions ' bad been sufficiently tried " She accordingly left his | house on the 12th or September, 1845, and shortly after : ssiled for England, previously executing the deed which she had formerly refused to exeoute. The llbellant neglected to pay the yearly allowance of $1,0C0, with regularity; and, as the only relource. Mrs. Butler was compelled to resort to 1 the laborious and dlstateful profession of her youth. ?Tbe ceunsel for the tibellant were Messrs. John Csdwallader and tha Hon. George M. Dallas, of Philadelphia; and Messrs. Benjamin Oerhard and j William M. Meredith, of Philadelphia, and Hon. Refits Cboate, of Boston, for the respondent. Thear-. | ?:ument bring about to be commenced, Mr. (Jerhard. or the respondent, offered to withdraw the special answer In secordance with a previous Intimation by 1 the court, and put in a general answer denying the ! faots alleged in tba libel. This they were willing to do, provided the law, as intimated by the oourt. was cor- . rect, and the respondent would not lose an opportunity of giving evidence of tbe facts before tbe jury ? Some conversation on this subject oocurred between tte counsel on both sides and tbe court The oourt declining to bind itself by any understanding, suggested it was better for tbe counsel to take their own LI-.11. It ... I I U- II... -V. ' ? \ " "" " " titil "J < "" case should go on upon the footing in which it then 1 stood. 1 be a|OWtt> therefore, wan upon ttte libel of the complainant, stating desertion generally; the r\>erial answer of the respondent setting torth certain fact* relied upon a* excure and justification; and the exception* of the libclliint to certain parta of the answer aa impertinent and immaterial, and demurrer to those fact* a* insufficient in law. Joiif Catnv?l,?in.n, Ksq., then opened the argument for the libellant, who wax the exceptant and demurring party. The argument of Mr C. ?m long and learned, hut of an entirely technical character. It was upon the general policy of the law of dlvcree, the nature of the law la Pennsylvania. and wherein it differed from the ecclesiastical law. Me mid thin libel rhargi d wilful, malicious, and continued denertlon.? Them word* were probably derived from I.atln worda In long use. and were but a rendering of them into K.ngllhh. Their definition might be readily arrived at. 1 be word wi'ful wan derived froui tponte iua. of hiaor her own accord Malacion* meant irregular in regard to the subject, with an ill Intention in relation to the duty In queftlon; ''without reasonable cauee." was without sufficient legal or just excuse. Cohabitation f vniply, in the meaning of the law, Is living under the sane roc fas a member of the family; and until the hurl.antl or wlfa has done something to violate this ripht. tl)?re can be no enquiry into mode* of life connqveniupon cohabitation. Mr C tbea went Into a lot ft review of the state of the ecclesiastical law In i'ennsjlvanla The history of the law ofdivoroe in tb? State, the alterations and modification In the mode of practice, were commented upon, and tha practice In admiralty and other civil law proceeding* was instetcrd at<d quoted It n ay not be amirs here to staff. tha* so far. tha real points of the ease are enveloped In mystery Although the ccmt room has been crowded by memberaof the bar none of them have b?en able to glean from Mr. I sdwaliader's argument what the real matter* In diapute are Hla remarks went to show the impropriety of gisntirg an li?ue to go before a Jury; and from the touire of the argument he was understood as endeavoring to prove that the court acting according to practice of the eccleaiastleal court*, has a right to determine upon the fact* without the Intervention of a jury He laid It down as a general poaition that there is no general matrimonial law. and ao praetlce In this State tsetpt that sanctioned by the principle* and practice of the Kngllrh eeelepisstical eourte. fcr. t.adwailtdir next tcck coui.i^?fftU9|i pf [ERA 1848. the <|UP?tlno, what ?ii ntwtiry f> constltut* ' era wilhln the me.mlngof th? law, and what act* would authorize iucIi a construction being planed upon It Hi* argument continued until three o'clock. tee run positions oeing bat few. bat li's remark* being I illustrated by copious quotations from the civil and canon law. an<l a plent-fui sprinklim; of t.atlnfrnm ecclesiastical writers, wlione lucubration! were done ap in huge antique volumes bound up in vellum. aid>eoured with heavy brass cla?ps. The court then adjourned to meet to-morrow morning. Supreme Court?iVovrinlH-r Special Term* Before Judge Harris. Nov. 27.?Decisions. ? Da Utl Miekltthwaile ond other! VI. H'nu Wrilier, Executor!. 4. tl. u/.?This sv.it having been referred pusuant to the supplementary act to Ibe oode. and the decision of the referee having been filed, a motion wu* trade on behalf of defendants for the appointment of a referee to oarryinto effect the decision. It was opposed, on the ground thit the 1 plaintiffs Intended to have the decision of the referee ' reviewed. Held, that before the decision of a referee | can be enforced, a decree in oonformity thereto must : be settled and entered, and that, within ten days after notice of such decree, either party desiring a review upon the evidence, may make a ease in the manner provided by tbe 123d seotlen of the code, and give notice of an application for a re-bearing, as prescribed by the 7tli and 8th sections of the act supplemental to the code. Motion den'ed. Jane Camphell ft. jllerander II- Stevens.?Motion to dissolve injunction grunted. George IV. Bruen, and olhert adt. Jamrt Idding*.? An appeal having been taken f'.om an order, made in this oaute on the 30th October last, under the 2J9th section of the oode. It was held that the order appealed from having been made. In a salt pending before j tbe 1st of July, could only be reviewed upon a re-hear- ; ing, obtained under tbe provisions of the 7th and 8th sections of the aot suppVuiental to the oode, and that the proceedings upon the appeal were therefore void Appeal set aside.and order staying proceedings vacated. (jto II Snow hill and ttlirri, ads Jeremiah I. Una/iii el al.?Motion for new trial, on the ground of surprise, denied, with the costs, because the defendants auflerrd four months to elapse after the trial, before gitlng notice of the motion and also 011 the ground, that upon the motion, as well as upon the trial, the weight of evidence In against the defendants. Henry hi. Beach. Committee, Jj-c .vi.Jamet E. Southworth el al.?Motion for appointment of reoeiver of partnership assets decreed, and defendants' motion to dissolve injunction against them granted, on the ground that whin Ibe partnership wis dissolved, It ! ffAR nirrpprfl thtt In flnnsMumflAw I would make sdvnncex to meet partnership liabilities, | the; should be allowed to clone up the partnership > buslneep, and all alU-gatiotifi of subsequent misconduct ! by the defendants were iuliy denied or explained. Woolsey G. Sterling nnd others, vs. j]nna G. <tuack- | e1.boss unit others.? Motion lor injunction to restrain 1 defendants as trustees under the will of Nicholas J. Quackenbocs, deceased from collecting rents, and to Rppolnt a receiver, denied, with costs, on the ground that plslntiffr have rot shown that In oase they should succeed in avoiding the trusts of the will alleged to be illegal, they would suffer any injury by allowing the trustees in the mean time to receive the rents. Paul M P. Durand vs Sarah E. Thurston and others. ? Bill filed for construction of will. Decree deolaring trusts of will valid, and that Fanny A. Thurston was entitled to a life estate in the property, and that, upon her death, it vested absolutely in her children. Plaint (1 directed, after paying the coets of this suit, to pay the balance of the trust funds te the guardian of the childien of Mrs. Thurston. ,'inson Living/ton, Survivor, S-c., vs. Thot. E. Darts and others ? Decree declaring that when the trustees took from Davis a mortgage upon the lands on Staten Island, they agreed that such lands should be charged with the payment of the amount of the Crocheron mortgage, and directing the lands to be first sold to satisfy the Crocheron mortgage, and. if insufficient, then that the other lands embraced in that mortgage be sold to satisfy the residue, and decree ordered against Davis for deficiency of Crocheron mortgage Deeree also to declare that Davis is not personally liable for moneys scoured by the two mortgages executed by him to tiusUee. James Hiker and Wife vs. George Darke and others ? Commissioners in partition directed to proceed to make partition, notwithstanding a report of two of them that, in their opinion, it would be more beneficial to tbe interests of all the parties to have the premises sold Held, that if tbe situation of the premises Is such that a division can be made without great prejudice to the ?wners, the court has no power to direct a sale, though the situation of the parties be such u to render a sale of their shares necessary. United State*' District Court. Before Judge Betts. Nov. 27 ?Swearing of a Special Grand Jury.? A grand jury was sworn to-day for the Dlstriot Court, in conctqueiior, sb it wan uouerstood. or somo onsen tbat were brought before the U. S. Court, who either dir miffed the canes altogether. or bound the parties over on tbeir own recognizance* to answer. Ill* Honor briefly charged the jury. He Raid there were only tire or six cases which would require their attention, and were of the character of those which ordinarily occur on the part of seamen on board merchant Teasels, and required no comment by the court He, therefore, would not detain them with any remarks on these cases, as the District Attorney woujd attend, and give any information that might be necessa-y. It would be proper, however, that any business that may be brought before the jury must be disposed [of this week; as the term of the oourt expires on Saturday, and the next term of the court begins on Monday nsxt, it would be, therefore, irregular to continue the grand jury until Monday. The jury then retired. Court of Common Pleaa. Not. 27.?In Banco.? Utcision*.?John A. Dean ft. Samuel Brown?Report of referees confirmed, with costs. The Dry Deck M. K Church of the city of New Vork ads. John Carr ? New trial ordered ; cost? to abide tha event. Lambert Suydam, ex'r, be. ads Caroline L. Randall ?Report of referee confirmed, with costs ? Daniel B Reed, et. al. adi. Henry Mandeville.?Verdict confirmed, with costs. Amasa C. Hall ads. Wo. Silken fe Co.?Verdict confirmed with oost.i Trowbridge ads. Brady ?Verdict confirmed, with costs. Durry ods The ACtna InsuraneeCo.- Order for judgment of nonsnit at chambers revoked, if plaintiff now stipulate to try at tbe next term, no costs gjvan, and if defendant will take short notice. Wm C.RiceaJi James D. Colver.? Report set aside, and case referred back to referees, with liberty to either party to move for new referres Stelle Manning r?. George Dayton, et al$.? Verdict set aside, and nonsnit ordered. Police Intelligence. The Confidence Man Jigain.?it is an old saying, and a very true one. nevertheless, tbat '-all tbe fools are not jet dead in the world,1' and so we find it, by the old trick recently revived, and pvactired. a few days ugo. on one of the Intelligent merchants of our city. It appears tbat a French importer ot fancy articles, keeping store in William street, near Maiden Lane, was passing up Broadway, in the afternoon, not a great way from the Astor House, when he was met by a genteel young man, well dressed, and wearing a handsome cloak, who said to the merchant, '-How do you do, sir?" trailing, at the same time, in a very familiar way, making the merchant believe, by his manner, that he was some old customer or acquaintance, of whom the merchant bad forgotten the name. Tbe merchant said, "Sir, you have tbe advantage of roe, I really don't rrcollect your name;" when the other replied,' Oh, now you are Joking. Have you not confidence In me, again to trust me'" The idea then otruek the merchant tbat he must be some one of their customers who owed them a bill, and wss endeavoring to practice a joke on him. "Oh yes," tald the merchant, l'i have still tlie utmost confluence in your integrity," supposing that by saying so he wruld pay npsotre old bill. "Well," said tbe y ounu man, ' if you have confidence in me, and in my bonesty suppose y< u loan me jour watch and ohain; for a short time ?" The merchant looked at him for an Instant, a:. <1 from the novelty of the request, laughing, said, "oh yes." stlli believing it to be a joke Ot tone one of his cus omers, pulled out his gold watch and chain, and handed it over to the stranger, who put the same in his own pocket and laughing, laid: ' Have you c >nfidence In me to lean me ?" Tbe ; merchant then feeling satiifled that the whole aflalr was only a joke of some friend, pulled out his wallet, and, not having but (>14, gave that to his faoetlous friend who, laughing, at the time, took the money, nut it in his nocket. hnweri ami w?lk.,l (ball htarlrom roe again " Tbe merchant fevlin;; blmaolf < ?afp. laughed al?o. while be saw bis friend pass across the Park and tan tub sgoh out of fight. The merchant i went immediately back to hie store, supposing that tha individual might go to the store and explain the joke; 1 bnt aueh, however, was not the case, nor haa he been fern since The watch and chain were worth about $160, wbich. together with the f 14 made npa pretty good joka for tba scamp who practised the imposition. Thia same fellow gulled several persons about a year ago, oat of watches and money in the same way. aad waa never arrested: and now we see the same Individual at work attain. At that time, so numerous were his impositions, that he established tba name of the " Confldenoe Man " The public had better mow be on their guard, and oatoh the rascal. Charge of Stealing a Gold Chain.? Officer Keefe, of ! the Kifth ward, arrested, yesterday, two blaok woman ! and a black man, called Mary Smith, Mary tlyde. and ! Wllllnm Krsrcis. an a charge of stealing a gold chain, vslued at $40, the property of Mary Austin They were all locked up by Juatiea MeUrath, for a further bearing. Charge tf Stealing a Pitee of Silk.?Two good-looking young women. by the name* of Jane K.dwardsand Sarah F Kdmonda, residing at No 72 Dnane street, were arrested yastetday. on a charge of stealing a piece of blaek silk, valued at $40. belonging to James J. Scott, dry goods dealer, in Canal street. Justice McOrath bald them both to anawsr the charge at court for trial. baron tiothtchild't Trunk ?On the arrival of thia distinguished personage, in the Cambria, on Saturday Iast, and on tne removal of hie baggage from Jersey City to this, one of his trunks. containing valuable clothing and 8,0C0 franca, waa missing, on tha arrival of the Baron at Mr Delmonico's, in Broadway, at which place the Bsron is stopping Information waa immediately given to Captain Wiley, of tha lat ward toilee, who. after very considerable search. the Captain succeeded, on Sunday evening, In finding tha trunk, in the posaeaaion of a hack driver, and It waa immediately returned to the rightful owner. jlrrnt en Sutficion ? Officer Trainer, of tha 10th ward arrested, jesterday, on suspinion, two men, called .Alexander W Kr*er and K. W. Took?r, on n. churpn i d jtcthii g a J Wfttcb ?bd fr'J fcvjg , 1 m I, D TWO CENTS. Dodgers, No. 570 CJrund street. They ware detained for examination |Car?i?i Driving.? A man by the name of John Sher'dsn wss arrested. yesterdsy, on a charge of running o?er a Mr. Clark on Satutdiy n'ght, on >he corner of Bond street and the Bowtry. iMr Clark ?as ??ry ?rsreiy ipjur>*d Sheridan wa? held to answer. Grand larctny ?Officer Gilgan. of the 6th ward arreted, yesterday, a woman, called Kllza Smith, oa a charge of stealing MOfrotn Kdwurd llolton, wbll* In a bouse or disrepute on the Hid Point*. Justice MoOrath coirmltted her for a further bearing. Jlttault with a Dangerout (Vtapon.?Charles Jnnker on, 2d mate ot the bark Carolina, wia arrested thin morniDg. charged with baring assaulted I'aul Paulson, one of the orew with a dangerous weapon.* He wan committed to answer. Common Coniicll. Board ot Ai ijhimcn, Monday evening Not. 27.? Mortis Kranklia. I'.eiiuent, In the chair The minutes of tin* proceedings of th? iatt meeting read and approved Liberty itrert ? Petition favorable to cleaning Liberty st re it R?f?tnd. Several petitions of minor Importance were presented and referred Poymmt ?f Htut ? Itcport favorable to paying the sum ot $lt,0 lor reut of preml?es No. 10H Monro* street, used an a place for keeping a hom rarriftgn. Adopted. Report favorable to paying $<;o for undertaker's feert duo Win Holly, for burial of a young man killed by being run over bv a tire engine. Adopted. Sewer. ? Report favorable to constructing a ? wer la Cortlandt street Adopted. The Fire Suiti.?Alderman Maynard offered a resolution, amending one parsed at a previous meeting, for the payment of $3 500 for the defence of tvin Are *iiH* in New Jersey, by making its a further appropriation, all necessary amount* for the prosecution of the^e suits, and dlri'Oting that the Comptroller pay the amounts. Adopted. Chatham itreet ?Resolution favorable to changing the name of that part of Chatham etreet between Tryon now and Ann etreet, to City Hall squire. Adopted \rw Ferry ? Resolution favorable to allowing the trustees of St. Patrick'* Cathedral to run ferry boats from the foot of Tweoty-thlrd street, Kast River, to their now Cemetery at Newtown, L I Referred l.air.pi ? Resolutions favorable to lighting New iitreet, and the lower parts of Broome and Delaucy streets, with oil. Adopted Communication from the Street Commissioner, asking an appropriation of $(1260 to supply the deflcienoy for finishing t be piers atithe foot of (iouveraeur, Jefferson, and Catharine streets Reft-rred. Seuieri - Petition for a Hewer in Cedar street. Referred. Report from the Board of Assistants favorable to the construction of a sewer In tireenwlch street. Concurred In. Evacuation Salute ? Petition of Capt. Haynor for pacing for ammunition to fire the dalute on Evacuation dcy Concurred In. W'athinnton Market.?Resolution favorable to building an extension of Washington Market, on the west side of West street. Referred. Broadway and Dry Dock Street.? Report favorable to opening Broadway to Twenty-fifth street, and Dry Dock street, trom Tenth to Twelfth ctceets. Concurred in.' Pitrt.?Report favorable to building a pier at the foot of Eighteenth street, North River, at a aost of not more than $8,000 Referred Report fnvorablo to 1**4lrg the pier at the foot of Hubert street, to the Dulaware and Hudson Canal Company, at a rent of $3,000 per anrum. Concurred in. Fourth Street.? Report favorable to ro-numbering Fourth street. Concurred In. lieward for a Murderer ?Resolution directing the Mayor to offer a reward of $500 for the arrest and conviction of the assassin of Mr. Charles Meigs, committed on the night of the 20th ln>t. Adopted. The Board adjourned until Monday eroning next. Board or Assistant Ai.debmen, Nov 27 ?Present, a quorum of members. On motion. Assistant Alderman Franklin was appointed President pro tern. The minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved Petitions.? Quite a number of petitions were presented, and appropriately referred Heportt oj Committee* ?The Finance Committee reDorted in favor ot leasicir the nremlses No 3 T?mnl? street, to O. McLaughlin and J. Wiley. The Committee en Streets reported in favor of flag* glng the southerly tide of 10thstreet,between avennea C and I). Same committee recommended to fenoo vacant lots on block bounded by 2ath and 2ttth streets, Madison and 6th avenues. Williamtbtirgk ftrry?In the matter of the Wllliam'burgh Ferry suit, this Board insist upon tbair former action, which was non-ooncurrence with tha Board of Aldermen in the parage of a resolution directing; the C omptroller to defend the replevin suit of Wall and othera vs the Comptroller it ait. The Board here took a rtcess for lerty minutes. AI"I ICR TKA . Rfport* of Committer continued.?Ot Committee on Streets, in favor of regulating 31st street,from ?th to Ltxington avenue. Report accepted and resolution to concur with Board of Aldermen adopted. S'tme action taken in favor of paving 1.1th street, from 1st to 2d avenue ; also in favor of flagging a space 4 feet wide through the side walks of iiOtb street, between 7th and 8th avenue ; also In favor of fencing vacant tola in 13th street, near 4th aveuan ; alro In favor of relaying sidewalk on northerly side of ?Jd street, between 6th and tub avenues ; also for regulating and setting curb and gutter stones in 17th street, between 1st and 3d avenues, and.flagitlng the sliiewtlk* ; also In favor of regulating 37th street, between 7th avenue and Broadway, and setting curb and gutter stone* therein ; also in favor of opening Soih street, from -d to 3d avenue ; same from tLe Committee on ltoadsand Canals, in favor of resolution for the opening of loth avenue, from 174th to 164th street; same In favor of ordinance for construction of aewer in 40th atrsat. from Oth to 8th avenue Report cf ( ommittea on Ordinance* of thia board, with resolution to amend ordinance tn relation to cellar vaults, bo as to limit the extension of sunh vault*, hereafter to be built, to the line of the curb*tnne Report of joint Committee ?n i barity and Alma, In favor of opening an operating theatre and surgical wards at Bellevue Hospital, with an appropriation of $1,000 for fitting up the ramt Adipted in Board of Aldermen. Thin board concur* Comma) Icat ion from the Medical Board, with reaoluti( a. to appoint John 1Campbell aa Assistant Physician at the Penitentiary Hospital; appointment to date from October let, 1M8 Adopted in Board of Aldeimen This board concur*. Itepoit of Market Committee, in favor of transferring butchers' stall No. U5, Catharine Market, to John Vonahan, a* (J stall 37 Kaaex market, to Henry S. Carpenter. Adopted In Board of Aldermea, and this bosrd concur*. Rrvolutions.?The (committee on Charity and Alma, through Assistant A'derinan Kream, offered a resolution in favor of paying all the outdoor visiters of the pear two dollars per day, from the first of December to the first of May. Adopted In the Board of Aldermen, in favor of placing two gas light* in front of the aohool No. 10, Jatuei street. Concurred in. Adopted in the Board of Aldeimen. authorizing the Mayor to offer a reward of tZUOfor the detection and conviction of tb? person or persona who shot at Mr. Meigs i n the night of tbe i?Hh iDst, wbiie he waa la his bed at a bouie in 50th street, between 4th and 5th avenues. Concurred in, From the Hoard of Aldermen in favor of amending the resolution adopted in this Ixard on the l.'Jtti ta<t., tor appropriating (0 600 to defray expense* of lire cans." so that the sum left in the band* of the Comptroller to pay fueh <lt?b>irmn)f nt* aa have already been made in the " fire suits." and under the direct'<n of tba KiDauce Committee, to pay such further disbursements and expense* us may become neoegaary in the progress of the suits. Concurred In. i-roni tbe Board of Aldermen ?Iiesolved. that the open space fronting the Park, fr<>m Tryanrow to Ann etieet, be ht real tar known and dedgnated as City Hall K|usre. Concurred in. Resolution authorising the Mayor to offer a reward of f I 0(i0 for the apprehension and convlctien of incendiaries. Adopted in the Board of Alderman. Abu tided in thla Board *o aa to offer $600 Instead of *1 000 Resolution effered by Aralstant Alderman Sahults, in favor of granting further landing facilities to the North Klv?r ateamboata, at feot ef 14th street, and to the Kaft Itiver st.amboats, at or in the neighborhood ot Mlh street. Adopted. Py Assistant Alderman Kssnai.m?Resolution la favrrof lighting 13th street, from 1st to the 4th avenue, with gas. Adopted. Bv Aa?iatnnt Aid S. u' i I- #. ?. ?? ? a ppecial committee for the purpose of iucjuirlDg Into tbe prcpriety of establishing publio baths In different putts of the city. Committee appointed By Assistant Aid Ki.ham in faror of placing lamp* ob the apilea and poata in lsaat street. Adopted. By Assistant Aid W* hb ? Meiolred. (If the Board of Aldi-rmen concur) That It be referred to a Joint apodal committee of lire from each board, to eonfer with any committee to which the Common Council of Brooklyn may sommit the Juty. upon the antyaat of union of the two cities under one charter and one government. and thus by abrogating all exetuetee privileges. finally dirpcae of thoae matter* now and hereafter tending to interrupt that harmony and unity of purpose so ersentlal to mutual praeparity. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed We learn by the Kondout Ceuritr, that the naTigation on the Hudson and Delaware canal waa suapended on the 16th Inatant. There had been np to the 4th Not. 412,MO tona of coal brought down tha canal. About lir.,000 ol torged paper has recently been discovered ameng the banks and brokers. The criminal la a young man named Duryee, who forged hia father'! endorsement to bi? own notaa. Tha forgar taaii abaconded, and after taking up ona or two of th* notea, the father r?fu?M to go any farther.?PAiladWphia Nftct. Admiral Brown, of the Buenoa Ayrna qaadrea, who bad been for forty alx yeara actively engaged, and had performed many di?t>ugni?bed and gallant w Ticaa und* tba flag of that republla, lately ratorn?4 to pay a ikort rtalt to hia native oonntry (Ming a native af tha eoanty of Waatmaath). Tha gallant Admiral, who la In til* 78th year, and looked remarkably wall, waa on a vlalt for acme with Mr. Saymonr tha Sardinian Cnnaul, at Tot*. Ha haa again latt for tha tee tie cf hia dutiea, and waa deeply moved at wttnaa?> If* the wretchtd and unpromising condition Ojt i UIUK lfb'i.?I'vhlill JtfUl Hill.