Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 7, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 7, 1848 Page 1
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f T II NO. 5300 Washington^ Dec. 3, 1818. Tlit Sibbaths We have had a 8|?rine-like Sabbath morning in December. The streets were thronged with citizens and strangers, ar^ong whom were many members of both houses, arrived since yesterday General Sam Houston is here?the Speaker is here?Mr. Berrien is here?Mr. Butler is here, and many others, with whom we have had the pleasure of (-baking hands for the lirst time since last August The churches were well attended to-day, and the ministers laid themselves out for ah effective exposition of the genuine concomitants o( the bread and milk of the New Testament. For the public information, be it known that James K. Pi>lk is yet President of the United Slates, and that on the 4th March next, the place will, it is supposed, have to be filled by Captain Goddard, of the police, or (the fourth coming on Sunday) that high station to which the people, irrespective of party platforms, have called old " Hough and Heady," will be vacant one day. There is a prospect that we shall have a <iuorum of both houses pre6Pnt to-morrow. Washington. Deo 4, 1848. Meeting of Congres?Feelingt of the P'>litciani? Spirit of the Democracy?Can and Butler again til the Field. The meeting of Congress brings together the poll, tical feelicg of the people, in the persons of thuir re. prtpentativeii, from all parti of the Union. The late election seems to have produced less acrl" nony of feeling than any previous one in a longtime' Theie Ih lets of theexultatlon of triumph displayed on one fide, and bat little of the mortification of defeat ?n the other. The reason for this is apparent. The whig.*, as a party, although gratified at the de feat of the democratic candicates. are still apprehen. live that General Taylor may not make himself subf wvie nt to their purposes, and fear that they may have aught a Tartar in hit election. The democratic party holding a cluck upon them, by their majority In the Senate, will prevent.^ the adoption of aoy of their meartires. and should General Taylor di?aopoint them in the matter of distributing the offices of the government the fruits of their whole letory will turn to ashes npon their lips On the other ban1.'. the democrats knowing i ho incongruous elements which have come together In the election of General Taylor, and which now form the "Taylor republican" party. (* new nlias for an old offender) are confident that the first Congress under ?<>n. Taylor will burrt up the whole concern, and drive U.n Taylor Into the hands of the democracy and the independent meu of the oountry for protection and support. The policy ot the country will remain unchanged, as the democrats have a decided majority in the Senate. There will not be much d.>oe during the present ses lou of Coi'gress. Little is before them to be accomplifbed. The President. it Is "aid. will, in his message to morrow, recommend the settlement of the Slavery question in the territories, on the principles of the Missouri compromise. Hut it will not be settled this cession, although the administration and most of the Whigs are anxious that it should be ; on tbls point the adm'nistration will not have a single supporter among the democrats from the free States, and not the united support of the Southern democracy. They were Anxious to Kuttle it last session, but the whig* prevented It, and kept it an open question, for the purpose of electing Gen. Taylor upon it. The democrats will keep it an open question now for the purpose of breaking up the whig party upon It Kvery Northern whijj in Congress has pledged himself to tlie Wilmot proviso, and the extension ot the otdtnance of '87 over all Bew territory, and ha? further pledged (Jen. Taylor to lien a bill containing such a provision. On the other band. every Southern whig believes, anil so believing, bat declared, tbat Urn. Taj lor Is pound upon the slavery question, and tbat he will mo*t surely veto any measure of the Kind. The democrats are determined that be shall have an opportunity of .h'-wing hit hand upon tbe question ; and although resolutions may be Introduced by this Congress, and compromises tuny bu brought forward, they will serve only to agitate the matter, and keep the cauldron boiling.? Some of the Northern democrats, who have h-reto'ore voted with the South upon the ulavery question, ate not so much disputed to do so here, after, since the South, by deserting the candidates pledged to them npon the question ot i.helr rights and electing so avowed an anolirionist as Millard Villoiore, have given the lie to all their previous professions, and bown tbat their sensitiveness on this matter is all (tinmen and humbug. Gen. Tejlor will be compelled to show his hand upon this question lie will be compelled to take his stand a* sn ultra whig or as an independent I'resideut. If be take tbe fir't. the whig party will ride bim to death. If be take the Utter. be will be denounced hy th? rabl.l wb'gs, and puptained by tbe independent portion of til" people. Meantime, the democracy will keep on in th?ir course of observation rather than definite action, ? . bnldirg tbe wlrgs in check by their majority in the Senate, and ptaud ready to resume th-ir propir position in the mausg>mentof puhlio affairs. when ths whig party, by its inherent imbeoility and incongruity, tball have exploded, and the peoplaphall demmd a return to practical reason and uood government. It Is paid that Gen Cass will return to th<*Senate. as the Legislature and people of his State are determined vpon the matter But 1 doubt if he consent to it. lie has already filled the moasuro of his country's glory, and be cm add nothing to bis fame by a return to the Senate Further than this, the democracy of Ohio have alreadv moved, and it Is believed that the whole West will also more, (certainly, If It meets his approval) In hi* favor for the Presidercy in 18V> A meeting of the Jackson Democratic Association of this city was held thin evening, whioh was attended by tome of the leading western members of Congress an I politicians. and resolutions of the mist decided character were pa-sed complimentary to (Jen. Cass and Gen. Butler. Gen JAckson and Gen. ilarrlssn were both defeated the first time they run' for the Presid.ncy. but the second heat brought them in by aa overwhelming vote. 80 may it be with (Jen. Cass. Waihiwoto.*, Dec 5, 1R48. Tht Pi tiiJtnl'i Menage?Mr. Buchanan ?The Secretary nj the trffliurj'i Hejurt, <fc , 4"'\ The President's annual Message, which was trans, mitted to Congress to day, Is unquestioanably an able dcrnment. The principal topic of the Message is upon the imprrtant subject of our territorial acquisitions In the Message which accompanied the sanction of the Oregon bill last session, th? President very plainly Intimated that the Missouri compromise was hi* tltimnium? that any measure conflicting with that tcKpromlte would be vetoed. In the present Message le reiterates this decision still more pointedly, and at tbe same time Informs Congress that the passages' tie obnoxious proviso will put a stop to all elTorts at c?mprr.mlse?it will then be " war to the knife." He contends and forcibly, that the question of slavery is one which, after all, must be settlnd by tho State itself, le would also sanction a measure of compromise smilar to that passed by the Senate, last sessiun We wry much doubt If any ineasurs can pa?s the House vtmocompanied by the Wilmot proviso; therefore Calif?rnia and Mew Mexico are likely to remain wltho'it aivtrnments until they fctcome populous enough to le admitted as States. In connection with the subject of the territories, an diuMon is made to the mineral wealth of California. 7bls has been an after-thought, and was made in conference of tbestrong recommendation of the cabinet. Hp to Thursday evening the ioessaae contained 110 nfereuce to any actton in the matter of the void pines. It will be s< en that tbe view we took of the latter, In onr lett.. r of tbe noth ult., <*a? similar to that ?ccn>ujeuded In ?he raer>s?(;e naiai-ly that the lands Aiell be brought Into the murker, and n Id in small lots. Is to taking possession of the mineral p -rtion for th>> Vcellt of the United States, we do not think the met <ure practicable?it wilt require a greater foren to pivative the metal than it is worth The plan <ug*csted ?f giving tbe preferenoe to actual settlers it a gnod cue. It ?ill keep out h?*avy sp-cul itors. and extend ti tbe industiious the blessings ? if indeed the acquis) 'u "i itrBii.ii ik n -iifinn ni mi" r.i uiw). I m*re ein h? little <lnabt but what the nnrabnr of emigrants ti California will be lamely increased. now that the gllden accounts hate been otTlniallv cnuflrint-d The Message con'slns one of the ahle?t reviews of tb. vet* power ever penned Thin la generally attributed to the Sevrt tary of State Mr Uusbaoan has heretofore been looked upon as an aMe champion of (be veto power, and his reputation in that rcapst will not suffer by attributing to him ttie tuikorthlp of thia portiou of the Meaaage. We Bay perbapa be pardoned, however for observthat although thia review la able. It brings fir ward no new fact?It annihilates no propositions which have, c.f late years, at all events, b.-en male Wth reference to the <re'0 power It la the abu-e of U? Teto and not it? existence which ia eotnpUint d of. Itla the vtloitig measures which hare ne.ther been b?;lly legislated upon, nor unconatitutlonally passed ? t la the vetoing raeaaurea which the whole country, tail eventa the unprejudiced portion, deem right ? Itm the vetoing private bllla ? theae are the grievance wheh are oomplaimd of, and under the pr?<?ut con(tintIon there Is no aafagard to the eountry again<t tab a ftreteli ( the prerogative, unleaa the President (ibdgea himself not to ezerciae the mi too ratio power, cxept In oases where thexonatitutlon la violated The Secretary of the Treasury will not present hia r?t>ort to Congress until next Monday. Under * re?olUlon of Coogress he oomplled and transmitted to the Hume. on the 18th of November, detailed eatlinatna of ID expenditures for the yeara '48 and MB, making a 4<tnment of 136 printed pages Thla renders It uon<te>s?ry for him lo work himself to death, M he dtd In4 year, a* the report can be delay*! a few days, visum oetriment to tbe pobils aervice Very little la nailv known aa to the contents of the report, bey?>?d tbe allusions te it In the Praaldrnt'a We-nage It Vtllbs the most powerful document which has ever rniMiated from a Seerstary of the Treasury - embracing ktsiuhjset sf free tiads and a total reorganisation o E NE MOT 11X w -I tbe Department. It also advooatea strongly the estab lHhment of a branch mint at New York. .Mr. Walher'a reputation aa an eminent financier, will stand atll) higher, if possible, than it does at present, when hia report la made public. Tbe report of Major Hobbie,' of which we male mention a few days ago, has not yet been transmitted to tbe President by the Postmaster General Madame Biahop assisted by Mr Boohsa. gave a concert here la?t nijht, at Caruai'a Saloon. The room was crowded. We will not display the bad taato of attempting a oritleiani on Madame Bl-hop's singing. She sang charmingly. aa abe always does, and w?h rapturously applauded. M. B^chca came in for hia full ahare of enmret. Madame Biahop gives another concert hern on Thursday. To-night Is reception night at the White II )us? A large number of lad'ea and gentlemen are pnylng th*lr respects to the President and hia amiable lady. There will be fewer reception uigbti and morw levee# this winter than uanal, we understand. Washington, Dec. 5, 18IS. The President'$ Menage and California. The President's message will tax nine-tenths of the country newspapers to their very utmost,'to print it all In one number It took np gome three hours in thu reading to-day, in the Senate, and there were several Senator* who rat out the entire paper. What forti* tude?what patriotism?what generosity, were thus ex. bibited ! The President travels out of the record. It is furprislcg that he did not give us the entire hiatory of the late oampalgn, including a history of the deser tion of Van Buren from the Baltimore nominations We might as well have had It all together. The objeot the constitutional objeot of the President1! annua message to Congress, is, from time to time, " to give to the Congress information of the state of the Union and recommend to their consideration such measures as he (ball judge necessary and expedient " But thin duty does not comprehend the necessity, nor will it admit the exact propriety of making out a case in de fence ot a party platform The message appeirs to bj tbe closing defence of the democratic party before Congress, more than any thing else. It embraces tbe argument of a stump speech, as well as the recoaniecdativk ot measures deemed expedient for tbe publlj good. It is as much an apology fur what he has done, and wbatbe would do in certain oases, as a stiteuient of what C'oDgrera ought to do?the only legitimate braaoh of tbe paper. It is, indeed, more a defenoe of bis own course than an exposition of the course to ba pursued by Congress. Tbe style of tbe document is clever and dignified enough; but one half inuht have been profitably expunged, and so we apprehend it villi appear with the accompanying documeuts. This enlargement of tbe area of messages aud reports is growing 'o be a rerlcns evil, although we suspect the printers to Congress will esteem it as a most excellent improvement on the old state of thing* We should 4>ot be surprised if the printing of the message and documents this year will cost $50,000. Nothing was done in Congress to day but the reading ot tbe metcage, and order for the printing of extras. he. Tbe bill of Mr. Douglass, providing for tbe admission oi uniuornia as a sine inio union, does aotiutend to appropriate the limits of that territory as the boundary of the new State, but to ran the eastern boundary along the top of the Sierra Nevadi mountains, from which, to the Pacific, there is a breadth of about one hundied miles, more or less, to about four hundred mil?H long, with the bay of San Kraniwco in the middle?the Sacramento (lowing down into it from the north, the San Joaquin trom the south, and between the long valley of these two rivers, t&us testing from exactly opposite directions, between thla valley hiiJ the sea tht-re'is a low range of mountain* calltd the Coast Range, sloping down in sand bills to the tea shore. The b&tin, therefore, of the bay of San Francisco, comprthending the long and narr >w valley of the Sncramento ?ud San Joaquin, with Ibe lofty and stupendous Sierra Nevada range on the eaet, and the low coast range between tlie valley and the Pacific, comprehends Mr. Donglate's propo-ed State of California. It also comprehends the water power, the great bay, the fUherin*, the timber region, the agricultural alluvion, anil the gold deposits of California?.<11 that is worth having, or inhrbi'able of the territory. The (ireat Baoin, which lies east of the Sierra Nevada, is a blauk de.<ert of two thousand Ave hundred miles in circumft-reace, of mountains, of bald roolis, deep chusms, and burning sand plains; a region which, unless sprinkled over with gold dust. will be uninhabited by white men till j the day of judgment. Mr. Douglass can. therefore. I afford to throw nine tenths of the territory of Calii foi nia out of his bill for future appropriations, j Meantime, we should like to have mmi of this gold du?t from California urt wed and annlj y.nl. to asjerir.iii whether it is mica, or iron pyrites, or gold. Philadelphia, Deo 0. 1819. . The Gold Fever?Expedition) to California ?Propoted Erection of new City and County Buildinqs. [ Association* are forming in our city, for the purpose ef joining in the California goll hunt. The bark Louisiana sails on Saturday for Monterey, ani-"th? lark Hersetia will follow soon after. If the individual* | embarking in this enterprise are not disappointed, they will probably make their fortunes; but there are many who doubt the gold being so plenteous as has been represented The speculators in flour are shipping largequantitles of that article to the gold regions, to that the staff of life will not be so scarce among the adventurer*) Our County Board met this morning, and among the business was a report submitted by the Committee on Public Buildings, in relation to the construction of new building*for the courts, and the various offices requirtd tor the public buitineps of the city and county In connection with a committee of the city councils, mej im?f piMiuiiiiru |'ini>h n?r itiw nunuifjgtf. prepnrru lv J hnnae W. Walter, the distinguished architeot of our city. The file for the proposed City Hall in a' thu formrcf Kifth and ('bernut etreet*. and that of the county building at the corner of Sixth street, on the some square of ground The Hull of Independence will.of courfe. rtuiKin and form the m?in building; it bile the new building*, eaft and west, being uniform in appmrance. will forai appropriate win.;s to that vtntiaUd building. ? PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2, 1318. Philadelphia Movements. Your unmasking of the selfishness of the jVIn tli | American clique has advanced the Herald fifty per i cent in public estimation here. The North Anteriran never exercised any moral influence over Philadelphia whigs, and the recent course of one of its editors, m attempting to destroy the party, will deprive it of its little remaining character as nn independent, reliable party orgin. The character of the JSorth American clique is just as you describe it. At first violent supporters of Mr. Clay, earnestly endeavoring to force him upon the whig party, and bitterly denouncing, and maliciously jeering and sneering at General Taylor and hi* friends; since the election of General Taylor, its hostility lias been directed against the whigs of th?s city who promoted the nomination and resisted the efloit to again bring I forward Mr. Clay. The Daily Sun of this city, chiefly edited by one of the collubnrateuri of the Nmth Amrriran, has been used as a masked baiteiy, behind which a fire might be directed j upon ttie original Taylor whigs. Tlie whole movement is well understood. The i Sun writer is the same violent correspondent of a | Is'ew York paper who scouted at Taylor as no h li ig, and predicted he would obtain, in the national ?onvention, but one delegate vote Irom P? nn^ylvania. This ultra and reckless partisan is I now, uttem?, cnuniren to w rite uown ttie original i Taylor whigs, for tno benefit of certain aspiring i office liepfL-arH, who have deserted arid betrayed I every party to which tiiey have been attached. The Taylor whigs, after having boldly faced the Btomi, previous to the nomination, and hiving Buffered ptOHcriptlon Rml persecution since, because of an honest preference, it seems arc now to be OTerrtdden ann crih-lifd. These secret fisfhilunta may as well know it first as last, that their faces are all kuown?their motives underttcod, and properly appreciated?and that their attacks upon General Taylor's friends will be as futile and powerless as when directed against the. old soldier himself, previous to the 7th of June last. Bai.timork, December -1, 18IS. The California Araociatlon In thli city am increasing rsj idly. and will rail about the lft of January, and in the mean time several ahips are up offering for freight and parrags. Speculation is rife, and our ready mad* , clothing Imp* are being ransacked for all the old clothing that has been on hand elnce the flood, which the pun-haters expert to exohaoge for gold duet. A number of boya were yeaterday amuaing themtelvea by running an empty burden car en th? trank near Spring Harden, whan two of them fell aad were ran over. One of them, named William Smith, about lfi j? are of ags. was inatantly killed; and tha other, named Samuel Webster, had hi* lag broken, and was otbirwlre aeterely injured The musical bird and the erim. coit. naae are still town talk The suspicion as to who the wicked man was. taking a still wider range, It having been aaoertalned that there are. or was. several euch birda In town The bird rallied by Mr Clark, Is still in the pOMfneion of Mr Carina, ths winner, and la now un a aecrnd time for rattle. But '.he'-bird" who owned thi? otb?r bird?that is to say. the broken bird?I* aaleiy hid from pubic viaw, a* If be were ansaonsei In a barrel of picklep, or packed up In a jar of aweetmeat*. Fnrrmt and Maeready do not come to Baltimore until next Monday, and both Holliday street and Kront stieet theatre* ar? elored tr the meantime. Kneaia' burlesque opera troupt ha?e cnmra*need an 1 engagement at the Museum, and Barney Wllliaaia at Oven's Athera'um. Collins baa been csmpeltsd to livs up his entertainI menu on account < f a aavars sold. W ?0 INING EDITION?THU TIIIHTIKTH CONGRESS. SKC'OND SESSION. Xb? Senate. WiiHimiTOM, Dec ft. 184*. June morning In December. Good many visiters at the Capitol to-day. In addition ?o the forty odd Senator* present ye<t?rday. Messrs. Bright, Pearce, Miller, and Dayton, appeared in their places this morning Prayer by R?v Mr. Siioer. The Secretary was proceeding to read the journal, when On uotion'of Mr. Kino, it was dispensed with. Mtetage from tbe Houre Tbey bad provided to gn Into tbe election of Chaplains, with the oouourre noo of the Senate. Mr. Kinu, of the committee on the subject, announced that tbe President would communicate his uustape to COBgrrse at twelve o'clock to day. [Message from tbe President of tbe United Stit-s.] Mr J Knox Wai.kkh, the President's private secretary, came forward with a parcel, and laid it upon the Secretary's table. It proved te be the annual Message of thn President. As the Secretary opened it, a cannon was tired outside. to give notice to the express aud telegraph to ' ga bead ? The reading of tbe Message occupied nearly three hours. Wben It was concluded. 6 000 copies without, and 10 000 with tbe accompanying documents were ordered te be printed for the uoe of the Senate. Aud the Senate adjourned. House of Kei>re?ientattvc?. Tuksii.w, December 5. 1S48. The members of the House, having drawn neat* yesterday. were tbis motninz. before tbe hour of meeting engngeu in cieiiring out inn ruooisa irom inn iicuxw SubFti|Uently. they fat down to read the mornln* i papers Occasionally, honorable gentlemen would aliow tbelr lure*, for the flrat time this petition, an 1 or ' eourae. they were welcomed with friendly hand* to hotI pitable peats. When the roll was called yesterday i Delaware bad do representative. but now the delegation wxf prerent in a body - in the perron of Mr. Houston Contrary to expectation, there were but few perrons in the galleries. The Sfkakkr took t^e chair at 12 o'clock, and called the House to order, wb*n The Clcik read the journal of Monday. the prehiuknt's response. Mr. Wkktwoiith, from the joint committee appointed for the purpore, reported that they had waited upon the President of the Uui'ed Statea, and informed hitn that Co ngress had assembled, and were prepared to receive any conniunicatlon which he might l>? pleaaed to ma!i?. and that he had re<|ueitted them to return, for anawer, that he will transmit a mess.ije today, at 12 o'clock. the news, On motion cf Mr. Thompson, of Pennsylvania a mention waa adopted, that the Clerk furnish to the iti ml iv rack newspapers a.t they may order, nut to exceud at the rate of thirty dollara per annum. i.amd warrant*. Mr. Sawvkr gave notice of hia Intention to introduce a bill relative to land warrants, and for other purposes. postaoe. Mr. Gonnirr gave notice of his intention to introduce a bill to reduce the rates of postage on newspapers end letters and to regulate and corrost the atu.-e of tLe franking privilege [Lettera, talf ounce or leaa. five cents uniformly; double for every additional half ounce. Newspaper*. 1 (UO square inches. half oent any distance; under 500 square inches, fourth of a cent J committees. On motion of Mr. Hknly, it was resolved that tha standiug committees be appointed according to the orders ot the House. J. Knox Walker, Ka<j., the private secretary of the President of the United States, now appeared at the drorwlih a package under big arm. Towards him all eyes were now directed. land speculators?iiomf.stka(*r. Mr. Greeley gave notice of hisinteutiontolnt.roilue.e a bi'l to dlpeourasre sneenlatlona In th? nul.lin lunds. and to enoourtge the attainment of homesteads by actual settlers. THK iNNI'Al, MtlliRI, Mr. Hohner. the door-keeper, announced a from tbe President of tbo United State*. Then Mr. Walker, the fecretary. bowed, and *a'd: " I kave lie*n directed by the President of the United Slate* to deliver* to the House of Representatives a meeimge in writing " He walked up the oentre aisle, and. having reached the Speaker, delivered the package into bis hand*. Tbe seal was broken. There wtxe cries all over the ball, iUaJ," " Read." 'Rtad " The Sakakkr, at eight mimites past twelve o'clock,laid thetoeesace before Mie House. P?nfit gathered ail the extra chair*, and placed them in the ?r?a. on which m?mbers *?t to listen to the reading by the Clerk. He bad not proceeded far liefore there wax a sudden desertion of nearly all the seat*, and (tentleinen "prang toward' a duten of the pajes. who held in their handz copies of the uie-stgH? he Union Elba. The grab gaui? was hriskly carried on for a few seconds, much to the annoyance of the l?s? anxl<u? representatives. The clerk,'meantime, continued to lead. Mr. Tali.maiice arose?" Stop a moment. Mr. Clerk; | stop a moment!" (evidently de?lring to restore order ) I The Speaker rapped repeatedly with his hammer. Mr Tallmaimie? I would ask that the pug*** h*nd j i copies <'f the merSHge to members while they remain iu j I their seat* {'-Agretd agreed," here, boy. give me a ' copy j" " give me one quick." &c ) Mr. SrrrHKss-1 move that the further reading of the insss?(;e he dispensed with. (1 No, no," " bo. Mir," ! ' go on," " li ad," " read," " read it ") The Speaker?The reading can be dispensed with by unanimous consent. ( ' do on," '-read,'' '-read.") 1 Minibus will come to order and take their seats. (II tp. rap.) {{entlemrn havingall supplied themselves with copies of the mes.'sge, respectively resumed their p'ar*?, and I the Clerk proceeded to read. He ru Interriiote I hy Mr ll?iK>:i.L, who said?A* every member has a copy I in bis hands, and as the reading will construe 'h?en 1 tire day. I move that the further rending b? dispensed with. (That is, the reading of eleven of the twelve coin nits ) The Sev akkr ? If there be no objection. th-< reading will be dhpenied with. ( (jo on," "go on," "read," " read.'') Mr. Vinton remarked that he believed the reading sf il)e resident's mesFsge bad never been dispensed with on any occs?ion. and that, if it should nov be dcne.it would be considered disrespectful, ("do on," ' go ?n." The Ci.krk cleared his throat, and after a laborious i vrc?l exercise of two hours and ten minutes, Com- j pleted the reading of the message Y r. Daih hi'.aii ofT^n <1 a r??ntnftrt*i?Thaf tlia ' mire or the rre.'ldent he referred to the Comrnitteu of the Whole on the at,ate of the I'uion end that fifteen thousand cop:es of the same be printed tot the una of the House. Me Raid that this was the usual nunber, jilnted at the ln?t session. and that he had not provided for printing the message without the documents. as It would be presented to the ptibils through the newspaper press, (cries of' (Question," " question.") Mr C. D. Smith moved an amendment, to substitute | ten thousand copies Kven this would he a much i larger number than was Decenary as every one kntf I 11 >h 11 y copies would, as heretofore, be wasted. Mr. Coscvr funeested that, under the law. all i i motions to print extra copies must be referred to the ; | tommitle on 1'rinting ("There is nooooimlttee yet ") i Mr S it it ii farther observed, that, during the lt*t j ' sesrlon. there *as a prevalent desire to obtain infor- j irstion about the war, aDd henc* large nnmbers were printed ; but now there is not a similar desire fir the public documents. He repeati d. that he was satisfied ; ten thousand copies would aupply every man in the o'untrywto really wishes to re?d the message, aud the arc< mpanyiug documents lie hsd understood that document* ordrred during th? last session had not yet been printed and, judging from this fant. Ilf teen thousand copies could not be furnished by the clote of this resf Ion. Yr Cos i.ir referred to the third section of the law, showing th?t all motions to print extra copies of bills, reports, nnd documents, must be referred to the Committee on 1'rinting. to inquire into the prop-iety of prntlnpextra copies, and the probable expense. The SpVAXr.H expre*sed his opinion tha', notwithstanding the law referred to. the Hoti">, by the aonstitution. bud the rlyht to oontrol its own proceeding* The ^ue'tlon w*s taken, and, by a vote of?ayes 08, ' noes To. the motion of Mr Smith was dlsigtved to. r Ht.ni.v- I understand that amotion has been j msde to refer thesubject to the Comnlttee on Printing The SrssKKB ? No such motion has been made | Vr. Hrni.t?There la a U*. nn<l I understood the ; gentleman from New York to rend from it. Hie Sfnin ? A motion to refer to the Committee , on 1'rinting would be inord-r; but the chair decld'1* that no It* can be made superior to that elau'? of the constitution which give* to the House the right to regulate it* proceeding* Mr. Kvait of Maryland, moved that the Home adjourn. but the motion did not prevail. The Sr? A*m?The gentleman from Indiana Joe* not jiiojioie to refer that portion of the resolution which rt leri to the t onimitti'e of the Whole to tlie Committee onlPiirtii g (' Oh no !" " Of rour'e not ") The question wae taken, and tho message and aneim panning document* were referred to the Committee of tbe Whole on the Mate of the Union. The question wa'statedon the motion of Mr. when he asked fur the yeas and nnya, and eald that Congre** had undertaken tr pa** a law to regit Ve tlie j public piloting It ens, In hi* opinion, a very impor- . taiit question, a* a Urge expenditure of money wm in- I tolled. Corjrren, after mature deliberation. passed a I law, to carry Into effect a great system, and to prevent ! ?xtraordli ary number* of oopit * of document* from being printed without examining Into tha propriety of large edition*. Therefore in the law it w-t* provrdad that all motion* for extra number* hall be referred to tbe Committee on Printing, for consideration. Let, tha 1 law he respected It members do not Intend to be go- I vm.ed by the law, repeal it. The yea* and nay* were not ordered, an I floally fifteen thmrand eoj.le* of the President'* Messag* and the accompanylog document* were ordered to be printed. Tin House, after a session of two hour* and* half, ! adj< tiT*e d Porni CaHoi.ixa ?IIiIIh have hern introduced | Into boih brai'Che* of (he l.egielatnre of the Pitlmrtto . State, to give the eUetIon ot Presidential elector* to the i.?Ofl?, i L'' iRK I ESDAY, DECEMBER 7 | Meeting of the l'rmlilcntlnl Elector*. Ai rawt, Dee. 6, 1848. The Presidential Elector* forth* State of New Vork I assembled Id tbe Senate chamber at the Capitol, thl* afternoon, at four o'clock, for the purpose of confirm" Id?. In tl e moot solemn form, tbe popular verdlo which ban been rendered Id favor of tbe election of Zacbary Taylor and Millard Fillmore, to tbe Presidency and Vice Presidency of the United State*. The elector#. an the representative!! of the people, are bound to ratify tbe wlnhea of the people a* > xprev?ed through tbe ballot box: and for the faithful performance of this cercuionial they are responsible by their reputation?. by t*?ir bouor, and by all the obligations wbich influence men. The Senate chamber was well filled by oltizAn*. who bad assembled to overlook the proceeding* of the elector* The Vice Prei>iil?nt elect was seen approaching the capitolio company with John A. Collier, and be wan afterward* feen in the Senate chamber, listening intently to tbe proceeding*. Tbe Electors were generally pood looking men. At 4 o'clock P M. the Secretary of State a*?amed | tbe President's chair, and called the Elector* to order. Tbe Secretary then read tbe act of t*ie Legislature in nbediiMice to which the Presidential Electors had assembled. The Secretary then called the roll of Elector*, when it appeared that thirty three answered to their names. The fallowing Electors did not au?wer to their names: Marvin Wheeler, J. W. (iale*. S. II RMMlL Tbe Secretary <if State then remarked that accordlog to tbe provision* of the law, tho Elector* would proceed to choose by ballot three person* to (ill tbe vacancies abuve named. A n Elector nominated Jo* S. Smith to All the vacancy caused by tb? absence of Marvin Wheeler. The Colleae then proceeded to ballot for an Elector to fill the above vac-tncy. with the following result:? Jofeph S. Smith received thirty-two votes ? llolli* White received one vote. Mr Smith was then declared duly elected to All the vacancy caused by tbe absence of Marvin Wheelur, and lectured hi# seat as an Elector. Martin Butt?-rfl?-ld was elected in a similar manner to flu the vacancy caused cy the absence of J. W. urnrn Ira Davenport w?? elected In a similar manner to (ill the vacancy caused by the absence of Samuel H. Uustell. The Secretary of State then said It was the duty of the Electoral College to choose a President and Secretary from tlieir own body. On motion of John V. Collier, Henry H. Ross, one of the Electors fc.r Ihe State at Urge, was appointed Pra sldeDt That gentleman being conducted to the President's chair spoke a* follow*: H" tendered hla thank* for (he distinction of which he was the object; he believed'it whs intended, not as n personal lienor, but as a cod plin>"nt to the ftatriot.ic district of the St ite which he represented. The politio-il contest thr?u*h which the country had just passed, hud euded gloriously for the whig party, and as we believed gloriously for tba interests of mankind; the pleaslogduty of cooMloimatirg the wishes of the people was devolved upon us, and that wish was too clearly designated by them to requite any deliberation at our hands In carrying it out Although we hadsiven no pledges, and although no pledges were exneted of us. yet the acceptance by us of the exalted trust which had been confined to us. was a vinual proml-e on our part to discharge this important duty Recording to the wishes and expectations of the people. They, the people, had selected fir President of th? I'nited States Xachary Taylor, of l.ruislana. and for Vice President, of the United States Mliiar l Kllimor*, of New York, and these se1< el lor a had been made after an animated, and in sr me portions of the country, an angry controversy.? It was creditable to this country, and ail illustrious example to the c.ivlllxed world, th.it this result was ac. ((Uierred In peaceably The honorable gentleman then contrasted the rmditlonof the Americas republic with that of Kurope at the prefent day. aud said that the comparison gave^us abundant reason fur pride and frr gratitude to that wise Being who presides over the destinies ot nations ; the comparison, be declared, was i ininently favorable to lib?rty and to democratic govi riment. The electoral Colleges of the various State* of Amer ca. would assemble and ratify the expressed wishes of the people in a peaceful manner, and with I note to make th>-m afraid. The merits of thacandi| Oat< s chosen by the people were not to be dismissed by us; vre had come here merely to complete and aoleraiitr.8 | an sot accomplished by the people in their sovereign capacity; he would, however, venture to explain what he ! belie vid to be th? grouud on which the choice of the peo| p!e wrs n Ho'e. The gentleman then pronounced aspli n| did and eloquent t-ulpgium on the charaoteraud services I of Zacbary Taylor, who, he said, had not been elected . on account of bf? military exploits but. for hl? gre it vlr! tue and purity of cnaranteK; moreover, it was because be was a genuine whig, though not an ultra one. (Applause ) A similar reference wa? made to the Viai President elect, whoiil the honorable gentleman pronounced a patriot, a statesman, and a good citizen. In conclusion he trusted he should never hear a murmur of appreiens on that the whig party would not be the ex ilusive recipient ot tlie oatronage of (ien. Taylor's administration; If such, however, was the o*ae, the answer of the whig party would be, ''in the great bittlein which we have been engaged we bare rot.been fighting merely for the spoils of the vanquished enemy, but to preserve and perpetuate the liberties and happiness of the American pcple " The honorable gentleman then alluded to the platforms of the several parties, with a disposition to ridicule them, and concluded wi'h presenting the names o' Za^hary Taylor and Millard Killmore t" the consideration of the Klentoial College. (Mr. Fillmore was present during the delivery of tlieee Temaiks J <1 urlea It Barstow was then appointed Secretary of ie ( ollrge. A committee of two wa? appointed to request the cl?ny of the city to open the proceedings, to-morrow, withftayar. And then the Klectors adjourned till to morrow, at 10 o'clock, A. .VI. Boston, D"c. 2, 1848. Tliankngwinff in Matiachutellt?The Quarrels of ' the WhiRS?Webster and Lavrtnce?Aspect of the Legislative, $*< . We have just had our annual Thanksgiving, a j festival on winch the Yankee thinks it his duty "to j go the whole hop," and act the hog he does, in the way < f eatinjf The conssquence is, that we ; become a very dull people for a d*y or two, and present an aspect of greaty stupidity, not im* j mensely calculated to increase one's belief in the j perfectibility of mitn. Just now, men and things are awful dell, and until we get Polk's message I we shall remain no. What a cure (or dullness! | The quarrel between the Webster and L iwrenoe portions of the win-; parly is increasing in bitterness, and presents u most edifying spectacle to all ! Christian minds, so intense is the hatred borne to I each other by the rivals. Not even the usual courtesies of society now pnes between them. It j is n sort of guerrurii Cantfue, and will be waged j until one parly or the other s(n!l give way, and ' the bat rnhs rrttt, as Ilrennus said to the (toman", j whralw tiiiiulii uirm that, practically, irwn wut heavier iliiin irold. There is every reason (or b- - I lievii'fj thar Mr. I ,aw re rice will be the influential j man mm New Kngland with <ren. Taylor, anlecs ! the fieneraI really intends to keep on the indepen- 1 dent track. Mr. Lawrence is h stifl'whig, and any a'ln.inistration ? ( which he nmy (orma part will l>e a whig administration, and "nothing else." A'id what be understands hv a whig administration i?, one that goes for protejtioa fur itself, the distribution c( tne proceeds arising Irom the sales of the public lands, ibe repeal of the sub-treasury, and the creation of n national bank?the last measure being more d?ar to him because Mr. Webster ong H^o pronounced the very idea o( any such < institution to oe obsolete. I(e is for no giving 1 way to a mongrel policy, and will either crush tin* 1 Mil i rudul party, or be crushed by it, in case he &!.?!! fC jnio tin cabinet, Mr. Liwrfnce is anxious to hive the settlement of the vexed slavery question, and be k?r?j- i poses to lu*n the whole dispute to n profitable- account, in a veiy ingenious manner. The South, he arguts, is thoroughly (-ightened, and, witho it dis- < tinctu n of party, it is ready to go lor the Missouri 1 compromise line being extended to the Pacific. 1 Taking advantage of this state of things, Mr. ' Lr.wience proposes to give them what they are . ? ... a.A .i..... .U "iM'i'U i<> nn. |.i, |>i<>Tiu<ru mm liir-jr, ii, ir- , turn, will aid in tailing the taritl to the 11i?11 protective standard. The fears ot the S<uth are to l e removed, and the integrity ot the " peculiar iiiFtitntien" preserved, by the votes ot whij: memberM>( Congress from New Knsland, New York, urid l'enns>lvania ; and, tor eo Brett a tavor, Nnithem democrats are to vote for protection, not forfeiting the pagar of Louisiana, and the elave-lncfnine of Virginia. Im not this a very happy w ay ot disentangling the snu'l into whien the country has been tot through the roguery of Polk and the imbecility ot Kitchie 1 It is to he the Lawrence thunder, and is to utherUen. Taylor a second tune into the Presidential chair, and Mr. Lttwrence himselt into the place tor which Mr. Fillmore has just be?-n chosen. Iteport says t at Mr. Lawrence looks even higher than the V ice Presidency, and that he in resolvd, ultimately, to be Fecond to none. He in bold, ambition*, unscrupulous. nnd wealthy, and it the party oi which he is the leader, is to rule, I Know of no r ne better entitled than himselt to be at its head. He is the repretentative?or rather the incaraati< n?ot the Chrematutt. The smallness ot the vote in the Legislature for V(n Huren electors, has surprised many people, aw la*t winter the "eonscience" narty was twice as strong ss it now is in that body. In the next Legislature, there will be quite a body ol tree f ERA . 1848. (oilers, but not enough, even when united with democrats, to einhirutS'* the government bo extensively an tlie "conscience" folks did l-t?l winter.? The prospect now is, that the free-soil party will die away, unless the new administration hIih.1I pronounce itself pro-blavery from the start. The prospect of a union between it and the democracy is less now than it ever was. An ofler made by the free-snileis ol Dedl-.am to unit*' with the deMorn t(", wan treated by the latter with utter scorn.? The ihuij! may he done in Home quartern, bat not generally, or on un extensive scale. The suspicion 18 entertained that some of the democratic presses are ready to advocate the proposition thrown out by Tom Hitchie, namely, to setile the slavery question in the oresent Congress Wouldn't that be doing as you would be done by, wiili a vengeance 1 The idea appears to be, th n if the thing ehuuld be settled by the democrats the Mouth will come back to the democratic stan daid. Hahtfobd, Deo. 4, ISIS. Ifurdtr?Suicide- Deadly Fight - hurglary ? R'ljit, \ ftt'rday morn inn about 1 o'clock, a burglary an> attempt at murder were committed in SuMMd, a towi lying eighteen lniUe north of thin city. The dwelling boure entered was that ot Luther Adam*. The Ir lolib-rn whe entered th* boiif? eo frightened by th?ii thrtkta the two uieti who were in th? lo?er p*rt of the house asleep, that they gnv? up $30 in money. Oat i woman, in the renond > tory of the hiuxe. hearing th< lumpu* down e'aire. lighted a candle and o?me down when the rol bi th told Iter to bio ? out the light or th?j would tboot ber (She ?a'd rhe wouldn't blow it out foi ihi'U). One of these bruve villains then fired hl? pin tol ut a dt feDcelrgs woman. and tiro men lying iu b.- l *1 wituesses The ball entered near her elbow. and shattered to rplliiteri all the lower p.*rt of on? of hei *1 mr~ then this brave villain fell to beating her with bin piste 1. leaving fur la a moat critioil situation l'fcey also broke luto aud stole some f'20 from ano.hei htuse. Kiodi thirty to fifty inhabiting of tba', town immediately started ( IT in pursuit, and traced them tr tb's city Constable Kipley. on their inscription and assistance. nrre?ted one, James Murphy, at Dllloti'i Hotel, and the other, Wm Nelson, stowsd away in a buck yard, auonxi-t hogsheads, in State street. Vesterday Archibald IVbbes. a man 60 year* of ag? hung himself, in the lower part of Ka*t Hartford, aboul fbrte miles southeast from this city He halbeur turned out of the h - use of one c.f hix Bonn, by his bju aid having do home, him thus gone to bis sterna homo Sucdny In becoming altogether too note! in thos< parts fi r (Jt?ds of violence, it in only two wanks, yus terday. that the revolting rape oj Sarah Bradley wa committed. for which Cbapm.a State prison bird, i; now in confinement On Thanksgiving day, last Thtirsdaj'. at f.ong Meadow. Mar* about ti miles northeast of this city, th<rj was a >'bull and turkey shooting mstoh," by' J. C. Bates & Co " At Ibis match tbere was also a lighting match, uuder the influence of spirits, in which Charley Will am*, of this city, who is known as "Widow Hill's min," or whipper-in. so mauled aud bruised a brickc alter by ihe name of Coombs, who lives in the edga < f Springfield, that be has since died of h's wound*. This is a little different kind of sport t? what our forefafliery bad on i hatiksgivlng days As to the murder of the young man in Springfield, by the Dame of Kdnard Clark, on last Friday nigrit. no clue lit* yet b<-sn got that will ennble the authorities to trace out the murderer. The selectmen h i m ollerei the highest reward that the laws allow them, $200, an 1 the citizens have added f .'iOO thereto, making a reward now offered of $710 for the perpetrator of this itrldulght dted. As fhisletttr contains such a catalogue of horrid crimes, I have no disposition to add, at the pre-ent time, another murderous subjeot, viz: political decapitations that are threatened hereabouts. Texas Affairs.?(>ur accounts from Galveston are to the 2&1 ult The following items ot nitflligrDco we gather from the \rivs of the '.list : ? We have received the Star Stale Hahiit of tho 2i inrtant. dressed In mcutDing, for the death of it* able, accomplished aud much i ptenni-d editor. l)r Henry B. Ktleey. He died on the ?7th ult. aged (itty years Hi vi as a native ol New York, and emigrated to |'elt? ia 1KUH. lie whs a minister ot' the (cospel, at tached to the Methodist Kpi-copal Church, and la represented as u I mon useful and exemplary divine. We learu. frcm Mr. Waller, tt*e district attorney that the late fro.-t Is supposed :o have dune very Itcth or no damage to the sugar euro There may. however be sunn-few *xceptions, but in uiany. if do: in mosl cases, this light lio. t has been of decided advance enabling tbe planter* to nuke more sa^ar thau befo e. 1 fie cotton lias generally boeu gathered, tui 1.1 of 11 8ux li< r quality Tim balk Lome, Capt Aiidredatn. t>nnii^ni' 1 to K. Khullit>hd. airived ott tbit bar on Sunday last, sixtytwo days Iroiu Antwerp, witli one huuUied p-issengerrf, uiort of whom came ou account, of tn? (J-i'inin Kiaigtalion Colony. and will probably settle on the PierUt t?!>K Llano, and San Saba The Nacogdoches Times, In speculating on the re*alt of ti'e 1'reHUeutial election. mtkm* thn mottMn-iblt i< tnatk He have 1-itely seen. Ttie editor hardly expejt* tbe official returns before Christinas, with our pr.nent terrapin lice. of mans. asd therefore saya : " W'e have one i in,Relation in ke eping?that whoever does gnt in, Cave Johoeon will get out. We add sotue items from the \rwi of the lith ult : -Wheat- Our accounts of the wheat crop in Northern and Kaet-ru Texas. during the present and farmer jearn, teem to estawi?h the reputat.O'i of t.hat region ho one Cl the be?t wheat growing o >u utrie* in \ nerica V e believe ther? has never y?a b-en a failure of this crop tiiice our farmers have turned their attention to it. Within the pi'-t few month*, we have consulted on tbe luhject Willi ui re than twenty persuus fr<iu Nirthirn Texan, and they uniformly testify that the average crop ot wheat i.- from twenty ti;a to thirty htsh?is per acre, and tbe average weight froui sixty. fl?? to fei enty pound* per but he I. Coal ? A gent lama a firm tbe Upper Trlnliy ha* p.i'eented us with aspeci nen ol coal pr< cmed oear Cincinnati, on the bank* or fr< m 'he bottom of the Trinity, l'hi xample la not ol tbe belt quality; it. however, burns very freely, bat in ati elided ?ith too etiong a smell of buurneu to be agieeable. Thtfe samples were, however, taken from the surface expoeeu to ihe water or the weatb-r. Mu.'b better coal, we undeiataod. has been obtained by diggifcg. It is ibere raid to be lu common use for various puifose* 'J his mineral coal extends for many mile* in (lie vicinity, is men < n the banks of the river, an l at laitous distances t'r< oi thu liver, lias been u jiforin'y found ip digging wells ko Th?r? Is also a deposit of coal underlaying a blulTon Ihe Sulphur K--rk of lied liiver, ab ut twenty rtvo n-iles from Maikxville. and on nearly a direct line trim that town to Oangerbeld This ooal klndl-8 aeilj aud btrn> fr?ely in a common fite place, emit .?? ' """ "* ot ?blt? a*he?. U appcara perfeiitty paT'? and unmlxtJ with any foretgu sub<tance. 1'be bed ot'thin ti ll iR very ? xtenuve; itr< full extent. however. is yet unknown. The hhiuh ppec.es of coal i* found at t >ie Cherokee Crn.?hing. on th? Sabine, ait well at at other point* on tbx nu!| hur Koi k. and also on the 1,'pp-r 1 rinity, Indication clearly that the formation b*?ne?th the Miliar* is cl luitni urn extent, aod of incalculable) value. 'I l.e Ktruta loim* an augle witli the nartti'd mrtaoe of from seventy to eighty derive*. Itucilor ia nearly jet black: it In muon burder than thu I'lttsb< ru c< m. - tbal it can be handled withmtHoiling tb? hand. ht.iJ may tie wrought Into boxp* Thi? description appller especially to the c?al on the Sulphur Fork, wbeiu it l.iia been mora carefudy examined. There in, hoaever. every appemance that th* onal In all tha place* above referred to 1* of like quality and belonging to tbe rame geological formation Tuken In oonut< tit n with the van bt d? of Iron ora found in the com..It** <>t t:?m. Tltux, I'p-hur, hu-k. Smith, Cherokee atid llnuatoD the gnat va'ue of thia mineral coal becon e? more apparent and d<-relopes a new and attractive fiature in that Interesting portion of our Stute. K iot in Haltimork.?The Baltimore Clipper MHtt h that k niot-t U t-yr.icelul riot occurred in Lombard. Bf.ir liauover eirret, about 10', o'clook on Monday night in which u-veral pcrnoni* were wounded bj fbotKlrum pictol* nod nauy other* made narrow arcane*. 'I he ciroutuH'aocea at we hate gathered them from reliable aturce*. are a* follow* : ? The IV la]-co li'lhnu n held a ball on MouJay evening. at Ni< tnmoiu Hull, on Lombard, n>-?r Hanover itreet. t'.e , mimlierrot which company ure re'ldenta principally nf federal Hill, and ft feral are alao in?mt>?r? of the Watct. man Kirn Company At 10,^ o'clock a tire in , Ifce uirectieq of Ki ll's To nt. ere UeJ an alarm aod tho United ( ire Company atarl' d down Lombard street for I I he tee lie of the ruppo??i| conflagration ; hat without , r*u>e or the li art provocation, hatud directly iu front if the hall, and comtneucfd an attack on the few per- | fChf ptaDOit.g at the d> or. The trannxn window over I he door was Knocked out with brick*, an J a bower of niistilen hurltd In the paamge A number of piatola were aim tired loaded with ball and buckshot, direotly am*Dg tbe crowd In the pa?*ane, by whicn several were wounded. Mr Alfred Darin, a member of the Watchman Company. received a ball in the shoulder. lid Mr. l?eo Pea:ock a bah in the aucle, neithurof vhirh could be extracted by Profutaura Smith and Duniar. itliir* pr lemional >kill waa immediately called Into r< quiiltlon. l'w? oth< r persona wera lightly wounded ; th*lr nann a we oould not ascertain. Several ball* paused through the ball door, luckily ii.nMi,if thoae iticide. with tho exception of the one nanitd above Olber pert*u* in the streeta made narrow rr rape*. Dunn* .he attack ioio? of the aa?aiUnta penetra'td the pti-a^e. VnJ *tcoeed?din turning oil the uietle whlrh implied the ball rooui with gan. I#arlug them inalautl) iu total darkma*. The acreamaof the feu ale*, of whom there were about a hundred prefect. the flrlrg of ptnicla ar.d throwing br:oka by the araailanta, together wi h tbeir abouta and iroprfcilii n?, trade up a anene scarcely to be deacribed. The watjhutihe W. Hern dl-trlet. on the adjoining a.?r. n*rs. tr ade a din of r >ufua oa with their uuoeuiiij rattle*. and then valiantly, wheu the riot waa nearly oter rushed at the mewbera of the rifle r?rpi and tLair guest*. who were rightly drfending thim.ilv.ia aLd ti e laill< a prevent, and at rested several of them, b?it they weielustan ly released by Juatli-a Krieae on being I rooglit before him I'hey isade no effort whatever to atrret the aasailanta lu the ?trveta, whero they c. ti'd have picked out a *oo-e. The only arrest uivle among the aMailante. waa that of a youog m?n nauied Naud'an Pennington, who w.ia held to bail to appear foratirfher examination. He la ft uioiubor of the I'nIUd Fire Company. ?I I 13'. TWO CENTS. I Common Council. Boiid ?r Aliiiim(h I)*c I. ? Alderman Troliu* In the ohalr Th? minutes of lb* U<it meeting were read ?i. J approved (lolortd Hume? Petition from the m%ri?j(?r? of th? Colored Home, relative to th? >ui| sale of the property of that Institution. Ilefarred. Alfertbe presentation ot several petitions of minor Importune*, President Franklin appeared tnl took hia (cat. jHiirrn Rtll ? TrtltloD from tha nltls'DR of th? 12U> wrd. for a Are alarm bell. Heferrad Kr'ta H'o?* ? Tflltlon of Latvia for a payment of $270 for extra woik on pier No 7 K*?t rlrer IU?? femd Pirn ? Peiiolutlon favorable to aopropriatiag $1000 to defray the of building two p!er?. ona at t.ha northerly and the other on the southerly Hid* of De, lanoy (treet. Adopted. t Mrdnal hilh- Ileport favorable to appropriating $31. to pay AUrdry medial hill*, for nervioen Mudered ] at the police ?taMon*. Adopted. Sulaiy ? Report favorable to lnnrea*a of (alary of J?nie? b Hart ae'erk In the Slnuit efllce. to fOOO per annum Adopted. ktiif Jlgainit tht Cui/ntralion -Resolution favorable to pajinir Joseph (Jratf the mm of $60(1. in full f >r a mit pending against the Corporation. f >r daua^es received In hekng thrown from bin wagon, and htfini; Li* leg brrkrn, in cnm<Mi'iuiiao of the tin proper o Jnditlon of the street s. Adopted C.hirf E*gintir ? Resolution favorihln to appointing Alfred ' arson Chiif ('.njtni"r of t>?? Kire l)?p irtiuent, vice C. V. Andernou resigned. Adonted /iiTMif >/ S?/i'y.-HeMlutl?n favor*h1e to paying (he clerks in the < fflce of the Receiver of Ttxe* an inrre?Ae of paltry, to the amount of $100 each ptr annum Adopted. A'ru> Hotr Carriage.? Report favorable to putcbatlng a Int. con* ruoting a hou.u. nud purofta.in r a f> r a new hose company to he Incited nenr the corner of 7th avenue and .'Jl't street, and appropriating (I860 frr such purposes Adopted. Report favorable to paying to Peter 'V. Christie the rum of $2-7 17. the amount nhtaln?d in suit aitainst ('apt T. Iloudlnot nf the Third Ward iiollne, for arresting him for violation of a city ordloance. Adopted. Mrtliilt frnm tkr Pope -Communication from hid honor the Major, spcmnpanit d with gold, silver and bronr.? medal* from hi* Holiness Poo* Plat IX . for the i kludiy feeling manifested bv the oity nf N-w Y >rk, ; for the oppressed of the people of Kurope hy tne hind* of M Vattemare, together with several beautiful engravings. In connection with the above. Aid Km.-mi.it prerented a descriptionof the medals. with as-trles nf resolutions expressing tl.e gratitude of the Corporation to M. Vatiemare and t.i make Rome suitable return to tbe Pope for this distinguished mark of his respect and favor, which wa? adopted 7'he Sherijf and llie Penitentiary?Communication ' fri m John J V. We?tervelf, Sheriff of the oounty. relative to the control nf the Penitentiary, with the opinion of S. B IJIunt K*q.. hla ctua'el, questioning his right of cnutrol over that prlton The whole wat r?'erred to the committee on latrs, and the counsel to the Hoard. Srirer --Report favorable to appropriating $1 600 for the repair of the old part of the sewer In the pier at the font of Canal Mreet Adopted jldditional Jlppri'priationi,?(Communication frotn the Ccimptroller. axkingforan additional appropriation cf $24 700 tor contingeutexponses. bo , fnrthn current expenfes of the jear. Adopted. Iron Jhtmtng Potti. Resolution requiring persona who erect iron awning post*, to have the o strongly braced to the building, to avoid danger by their bre iking. Adtpted. Srwrr ?Kesolution favorable to constructing a rewer or drain in Thirteenth street, froai avenue 0 to theKsst River Referred. bicrtairof Salm y --Resolution favorable to Increasing the salary of the assistant Physician of the Lunatic Asylum, to $350 per annum. Uef-rreJ.i The Heard then adjourned until Thursday evening next. I Homn o?-Assistant ALn?:RMEi?. Deo 4.?The board ; net at & o'clock. Preieut, the Preeideut, and a quoI turn of mei> hern The minutes of the previous meet, ing were read and approved. , Peliltunt ?A number of pet tlons were presented at d appropriately referred. | Hrjioila of Cammiltrti. and Rttoluliant ?Report of Committee on Lamps and Gat. tlth an a'U-.tndineat of i ordlnauce in Telatlon to proper notice being given to k the gas companies. whenever any excivations are maUe which are likely to expose the ga* pi pet to , daciige. The amendment luoluded both ooupanieii, i instead of one.aa In the original report. , Of Committee ou Police. Waten. and rrisons, in 1 favor if paying reverai pbyficiane' bills, for nervloes , rf udi-red at dial ion houteiv Adopted. Uf tl.e CoiduUUe on Arts and Sciences, in favor of ! ap| (jlctinj; Siuedet to a free K-bolarn'iip in (;olumbia College. Concurred in action of Ui>4rii of Alderm-tn. Ut ( omniittee on Streets, in favor of oonourren tn wllh bnuid ot Aldeiumn in favor of sotting curb and gutter rti L'eii ill Itith Htreet. between Ottl and 7tll atenurN Tbit bi>aid ecncnrt Same, in favor of l iving 24tfc dtrret. bet veeu 7tli nud Sih avenues, and el' io^ curb hi il gutter ptone* thHrin. 01 ( omtmit-e on l.amp- ami lii< in f?vnr of lightir $ with ga.? "34 ptreet. between 2U and Lexington avenue*; 11th ctreet b^lwi'i-n 2 I nnl 4th iiv.-nuei : Hi d i.nut. portion of Mercer street not now lighted tbnew > l li. From hinnr^n Committee, on a commuoioa ion from tie Comptruller, m<king f>r an appropriation of MK276, for the ute of departments for the current Jehr. Adopted. Return* (>f election of Cbltf Knpineer. with revolution to appoint Alfred Carson to the office in plane of Ci>rie)iu;< V. Ai dtirftn. ruigacd Adopted bjr B jard i f Aldermen, and concurred in by thin board I in tiiuD'iralion Irom tiie St ret t CoumiMloner, in favor of rt isulatipg 43d and .r>3d street*. Report of Finance Committee, in favor of re-payIii?ni i f Ux on lot in 12th htreet. 17th ward. Report of Committee ca Art* and S:>euoxs,ln favor (t m| | r< filiating funds for school purpose*. lleK luwon in tavorof liglitiu,; Fourth street. between Er'-ndeay aud liumrj, villi gji, adopted in Board of Aldtitueu. Concumd in Returns of Chief Kuglnetr received, and di?po*ed of BP Urllnl. Pt[ott (>f Committee on Street", in favor of re^ntating, : grading and graveling 30th street. between 8th and 0:ll avenues , mine, between '?!d and 3d avenue*. From isn.(' committee, in lavnrof re numbering 4ch street. Ci minunicat'on from Couip roller, with dr?'t of ordinance lor additional nppr >piiationi. au >untin< to 0. amount paid to be neaensary f ir the present ji ?i. lorbe lollowin^ a-'ooun'R, vir. : county ooattn| pencil*. contingent vxseueee of the Co.iimon Council, ponce, Rigtiter H ofllce, and alun house buildiag*, ! n(jnj,ud by the Lloai d of Ald?rmuu. Tbis Board con: cur* K? pert of Joint Committee on Flrfl Department, in i?? vt v.* j'?j tn^ ' 191 a w *? ?U1IU lUf l M ll V ill K r'iU U I OU ! which atanJe hone carriage house No aooepted by : 13( uiu c 1 Aitleiuien Thi* B< ard concur*. I<?e< lution adopted In Board of Alderman, requesting 111* Sii|>t) iotendriit ot l.aoip* and Hm to have ; lumps tiecttd in haat ?tr?et, Broome street, fri>in Toioi Kins to Kast afreet, and Deltniy xtreet from ' Tonpkti* to katt strei t, forthwith. mid lamp* to bo ! lighti d with oil. The Board then took a re?es?s for 40 mliiutei. i After f upper, the Aiuletantn ri"Uma ' their dutie*, although the Hoard of Alderiuen found ample time to ciLcH.de their* before the eating commenced John l.ulor iu aligned aa clerk to the 3d polloo | dietiict. Kh?!X iriMn. 1 he tptcinl coaioinlee appointed for the purpose of atabiiiblt'K a work Louse in this city. a<*t>d and ottaiued leave, to vi*>t Boston and other cltie*, for tha purpoee of obtaining information. A>rl?tant Alderman Ktanalm offered a resolution referring it to the Committee on Ordiaa ce*. to inquire I into and report a p an of an iron awning pant, wnieb ' ihaii Lot be liable (o the objection* which apply to tha oaet ir?n post* now in u*e, and by the breaking of which two itvcs bave already been lost { Resolution in favor of etiiiog Lauren* "treat, be! t -it n Amity and Bletcker street*, Amity I\aca. ' Adopted. lierotution in favor of laying a rrota walk la Klof* Street, between Varick and Nnnth atreeta Adopted. Keeolution. adopted In U <ard of Alderman, in favor of j a} icig Joseph (trail, In lull discharge of hi* atlit aunliet the < orporstioo, $600, and that (JO be aUJed lor the ft i of ref?r? nca. Ketoiution in lavor of lighting Charles street belv..ti (.>r?en<<ich and Hudson street*, with gas. A-}rp??<J. HeroiixIon, to order tha removal, forthwith, of all li iidiiiga now ni'.uniheriDg the side walk* of Twentysixth afreet AdopUd Tht 1'njit and Ait Pitirnli.?This Board concurred with the Hoard of Aldermen in their action upon tha Major s csnmiunleatloD on the presentation of the medals tent hj the IN p? to tlia common counell or tliin city, a* * token of hi* gratitude Icr the kindly t?elirgs exprvmd by tbeoklxen* of New York towards bim and bl? goTernmrn'. Tht- Board adjourui-d till next Monday evening. Tiik Okvkkai. Avikmbly op Viroinu.?Th? llcufrs of the Assnnbly met yrsterday at li o'eloek, and a quorum of the n.ember* ware present. In tbe Senate, all lb? o Ulcers of tba last aasxion wore K flfcUd. 1 be late $i*afrfr, Mr. Strother, wax tet aside, and ( ol. llopklDS, of I'owbatan, elected ? Riikmond IKaig, Die. 6. ' Tiik Soi ni Carolina Chimb?In the LeguUture of South Carolina, U?t Friday, resolution* notnlio inlrodurert by Mr. Jog. A. B eon, emphatirall\ declaring any law of Congress prohibiting slavery In New Mexico and California a wanton. undisguised insult to tba South, and ibat the? will never submit to It?authvriiing the Governor to sail the Legislature lojtrthfr in case of the pa*?age of ?aah a law. and In* vilii>|t b*r slater Southern Sia'.es to oonnultatioo and ro cpvmtlcn in avoiding or retliting tbe threatened datigtr. Vitatan.?Intelligence trom Morula, to tbe 27th ol October, lmd reached Havana, announcing the tmalat tbat port, from New Or'eana. of tb*aeho>nar Harriet, witb a coiup*&y of Ata?rlcau volunteers, and a si;j j It of munition* of war. Tbe Yuottenot h?1 sgatu lakrn up tbe offensive against their barbarous fce.v and had loaicbtd several divi?l>ua in the dlreatlon of the strongholds of tbe Indians. Tba Mend* (?p?-is X(.r?ss the strongest contt innoe In the apaedy | iii cifMl tbe advancing ooiumu, and say, that soon j tbe natl? nal flay will ag*m Hunt over the oitUtt of ValI adolid, I'eto, aud Tlhos.ao.

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