Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 13, 1848, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 13, 1848 Page 2
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f NEW YORK HERALD.' Horthufit eorntr of Kulton and Nmh? JAM KB UDIIDOM ItKWETT, PROPRIETOR. TffX DAILY HERALD.?'I"hit*?,1ifM>iuriTU davttmemt$ mtr eof\ - !>7 lb ,mr anmm. Tlu NURSING RUITIOS M nMum 3 o'clock A M . tiuH dutribuUd Irfort break tut ; the Arit AtTtJiS'OOh EDITION cm* be had of the nnrt>y>yi at I onoru r- w . ana im noma <ri sftnwn &uu i< ir> m 2H?Viork iH? II RKKLY HERALD?Every Saturday, for rircuLi tv?. on the .1m rif,in Continent?6V{ cmf? j*r ooyy, $3 lift per annum. Every nicketdr.y, for Eurowan rireuLitwn, %6ncr annum, toinclude the pothigr The European edition j ri/1 be printed in ?Ar FYrncA and Englith I inguage*. Al l. LET t ERS li|ii?iij far it/tMrrijrfioM, or wiW advertumrnf. to he jvwt paid, or titr pottage v/ill be deducted from , tAf iwifi remitted VOLl .\ TAR Y CORRESPONDENCE. containingimportant | umee.eoltcUed from any quarter of the toorU; \fu?ed,will be | Wberally paid for. ADl ERTISEMESTS, {renev^d every morning, and to be fmbluhrd 1 nthe trwrriittv and afternoon edition*,)at rea*on,tble pricc*, to be written in a plain, legible manner; the proprietor not reepon*ible for errors in manuteript. SO S'OTlcE takm of anonymou* communicrtion*. Hrhal- I (Mr it Ml tended for intrrtion m tut be a uthentirated by the name I and addrett of the vtiter; not ncrfarily for publication, but I a* a guaranty Of hit food faith. W# cannot return rejected ,Jp/(iV77.N(V of all kind* executed beautifully and unthde*patch. Order* received at the Ufice, corner of Pulton and jiattau itreeta. The HERALD ESTABLISHMENT if open throughout tie migkt at veil a* day. AMUSEMENTS THIS EVENING. PARK THEATRE-Richard III-LUKKTT. BOWKRY THEATRE, Bowery?Mirwso Ptti-THiTloi'ii Doc?Lamcino, Livi; u Statik*. ILo?The Viiiiiiiiiiv 11 jvt. BROADWAY THEATRE. Broadway?Cchooi. ros Soar?ai.?L?wi> Me Five Shiixino. NATIONAL THEATRE, Chatham Bqnif*?Ebmeit M*l- i tiavem-Mv?te?ie? Ann Mi*.?ie>?Laky or the Liuni. | BUBTON'S TBFATRE, Ch*m>>?r? ptreft?BRKACH or 1*110 I mi?b?Thb Tbagbdv Quae* ? Wiiebk'* Bakm'm. broadway CIRCUS, Bear srrin| itreet?e<j"ic*tri1!*. mm,ko. MECHANICS' BALL Brokdway, amt Broom*?Car.irrT't niltbblji ? BTKlOriAH binsims. KKLODEON ?ViBcirriA Smii'iniu, SOCIETY UBRART?Campkcu'i M:.N?tiibia PANORAMA BALL, HH BroAdw?y.?Diob am a ?r Boalatnu.iT or V aba Cuvr. ZOOLOGICAL INSTITCTB, Bowery?Tab int'KK'l , Qbam> Menabkbie. FIT V VES A VT IvanTTTE. Br^Adway, nt?r Bleaker itTMt ?Nn ollrax* Hirioahiih1 Et?m"piai* Concerts. K??r York, WtdnriidRy, Uccciubcr 13, U48> Actwol Circulation of tbe Utnldi Deo. 12. Tueiiday 20.68s copien. Tbe pullioAtioB of the Herald coramtnoed ye#t?Td?y tl 21) Bjnntet i*e: 4 t'olook And flnisbod >t 3I minute* past S t'olook. CircalutIon of tbe other Lcwllnf Morning Journals. Courier ani Enquirer, (daily)......... 4.800 Journal of Commerce 4 800 Daily Kzpress 3.500 Tribune 11,600 Aggregate 34 tiOO F.rraii to the above eetimAte will he corrected ct> 1 , etoquata authority. The St camera* The Canada has not yet arrived. She is in her j eighteenth d?y. The probability now is that the Niagara will anticipate her. She is inherele- j venth day, and may airive at Boston within forty- j eight hours. The Niagara's news, if the Canada | does not arrive, will be two weeks later. Threat* ii<-<1 Revolution In Ohio. In coiisequ* nee of the prevalence of a malignant party spirit in Ohio, there is every probability that j there will be a domestic revolution in that State | shortly, similar to that which occurred in the State i of Rhode Island a few years since, or that in South ' Carotins, growing out of the nullification business The difficulty, as far as we have been able to discover it, arose from some mistake committed Ly the election clerks, in spelling and certifying to some candidates voted for at the recent election. The whits, il is asserted, have a majority of four in one brunch of the legislature, according to the liallots; but as some mistakes were committed by the ekctirn clerks, certificites of election were issued to the democrats. Doth parties insist on ( the rights of their candidnfep, acd as both refuse j o yield anything, they have organized, but until the claims of the rival candidates are disposed of, i no business ran be transacted. This condition of things in Ohio is the legiti- \ mate result of that party spirit which has raged sj dread.ully in this country for some years past. Were it not for ihe existence of this demon, and were the two parties there actuated by a spirit ol moderation and patriotism, the sensible men of , both paities would soon arrive at a conclusion that I would be satisfactory to both. The members whnw pWtions are undisputed, and of whom there 1 are more than sufficient to make a 'juorum, would organize and refer the disputed claims to a proper committee, who could unravel all the difficulties in the matter, and fettle the point at once. There seems, however, to be no disunion of this Kind; and the consequence will be, unless some settlement be arrived at, a state oi things similar to that which prevailed in lth'?de Island and South Carolina, will disgrace Ohio, and, indirectly, ?very other State in the confederacy. The fnmness which General Jackson displayed in the South Carolina difficulty, is matter of history ; and we have no hesitation in saying, that, if the disgraceful conflict in Ohio be not settled before the installation of General Taj lor as Pre. sident, he will, like General .Jackson, be equal to the emergency, and will promptly crush it. He has bet n el?ct?d in defiance of the spirit of paity, ai d is utterly opposed to it in every form and shape. The two pal ties, therefore, have the clianers of settling tin se niuabbles, or the alternation of allowing General Taylor to settle it for them in Ins own way. An.noya?ces ok Hioh Office.?The annoy, antes which surround high office are already beginning to trouble the President elect, liy our latest intelligence lrom New Oileans and liaton Rouge, we leain that the number of letters and ap? ? ' ? * .l _ plications to tieneral layior, troin every pari 01 me country, relative to hie new dignity, aud looking to office and emolument, are most enormous, and troubles'me, indted. We have the best reason, too, for belit ving that a considerable |>ortion of this annoyance conifs from various cliques and ofiiceeeekers in the Northern States?the mo.?t prominent and urgent of whom are tuo cliques of the whigpnty in tins city?tiie one called tlie "Military ]lull," which originuled in tiie Bowerv, and the other the "Lafayette Hall," in Broadway. We would suggest to the individual* composing thesecliques, that they should be very cautious and careful in making their advances towards the I'rend'nt. We have heard of several of their late mano*uvr<?, and we may rej>ort progress in a short time. They should be satisfied that General Taylor w ill do justice to all thope, of both parties, who may deserve 11 at lus hands, and that he will treat them all according to th? ir merits, their capacity, ;ind theirjiobition. TheMilitny Ha 1 clique rame out for General Taylor before the Lafayette Hall concern, which latter wished to put up General Scott for President, but were baulked by his unfortunate finilt in Mexico. ' > - 1- vL ..r. n?n.r?l T.vln. novrcvrr, mnrij wr w .. .?. * ..j.*,, as a candidate before die people, wl en the tttralrt and other independent papers placed Jiit> name be(or?* the country, and advocate d his elevation to the Presidency. All th?i?e facts will come out in the prwess *f time. C<IMI.*T FOR A1 Oil II THIS SrATK.? We hflVC several litters nud communications relative to the selection lo be made by the n^xt Legislature, of a I'nitrd States Senator for the State of NVw iork. It promieeN to be a vu>I< r?t fight between the ' * *.( '.Avi-rnnr S? ?'nnl .m nn? aJ? urwJ the fricrd* o4 Mr. Collier and feveral other* on ,he other aide. The wiliy parly in the legislature w ill be greatly divided on tlna <|uealion; but it ia not certain yet who will curry the d?y. Some ay that ex Governor .Seward is ths" auccesMul candidate, and has secured hia flection already; mid tfctf he inenmt to make it a teppiog-atoa'-, merely, <o the 1'rrndenrT in li?2 Perhaps so? hut there are many "-lij* between the cup and the hp The Choijtra Exiitkmhyt?Dkvklopbmkntof a Probaulk Humroo .?We have carefully waifhed the ptogrres ? f the cholera excitement, since its commencement, to the present time?noted down the circumstances from which it arose, and investigated every thing connected with it?and we are very much of opinion that it had little foundation in fac?.4>"t arose tiom a i> o ect set on foot by a few speculators, headed by the New York Expren, tor their own belfith purposes It if w? II-known that during the passage of the picket ship New York to this port, several mall" n ut anc fatal cat-e? of cholera morbus occurred on b aid, w hi* li were treated by Captain Lines, the m Mer ?<t" the ship, (who appears, from his statement published in yesterday's paper, to be something of a family physician,) in the usual way. This disease whs, in his i pinion, nothing but cholera moibus, at d had its origin, no doubt, in anunhealthy atmosphere in the shin, arising from the confinement of a large number of passengers in a small space, increased and aggravated by bad food. When the vessel arrived at the Quaran. tine, those of the passengers who were sick were removed to the hospital; and as soon as the intelligence got to the ears of certain parties on Staten Island, they immediately laieed the cry that the Asiatic cholera was among us, and was raging with great malignity; knowing, at the same time, we are contidtii', that the statement was grossly exaggerated, if rot false. Those parties are owners of land < n the lslund, and for a long time past have been moving heaven and earth to have the quarantine establishment removed from there, with the expectation that their property would be thereby much enhanced in value. The arrival of this vets?l, therefore, with a few sick passengers, at a period when it was not at all improbable that he real choltra otphyxia might be expected, was quite a godsend to them, and they determined at once to avail themselves of it, by creating an excitement that would favor their project of getting the Quarantine removed. They accordingly hurried to this city, 6pread the report that the cholera was at the island, and in order to insure it having an effect, they procured one or two journals to give currency to their exaggerated reports, and fan the flame of excitement. That atrocious journal, the New York Ertrrttt. joined in this monstrous movement of the speculators at once, and in flaming terms proclaimed that that dire epidemic, the Asiatic cholera, had reached cur shores. As a matter of course, the alarm was great, and pervaded all classes of society. The movement was concurred in by other ourn&U which were in the interest of those spectators, and the consequence was tha1 in a few days the whole extent of our country was alaimed. Now, from the commencement of this excitement to the present, we have hud no authentic or reliable opinion from anv medical man familiar with the chohra ctyUyxia, that the epidemic at Staten Island was of that character. The Health Officer at Quarantine never has stated in hia repmts that the disease with which the patients in the hospital attached to that establishment are affected, is the Asiatic cholera, and our Board of lletlth in Sew York, have been silent on the same subject,not having, in fact, made any report at all j in the premises. In addition to all this we have the fact, that when the Asiatic cholera occurred here in 1832, it was not confined to any particular place or lccslity, but broke out simultaueousiy in I all parts of the city : whereas, with the exception | ol a single case, which was, no doubt, a case of common cholera morbus, proceeding from filth j and want of ventilation in a house in Greenwich street, the epidemic has be?n confined to that par* | ticular pari of Staten Island where tlie Quarantine ' institution is locuti'd. These circumstances, together with the state- ' ment put forward by the captain of the packet ship ' New World, justify, we think, the assumption, that we are as free from the presence of Asiatic cholera as we were six months since. This is nn* mi* Anininn a 1 Ano far it io in lur oil the respectable physicians with whom we have j conversed on the subject. What punishment, therefore, can be severe enough fc r those heartless speculators of Staten Island, who, with the fcole object of promoting their own selfish views, would thus trifle with the lives of their fellow ciiixens, and work upon their fears in such a dreadful way, for the purpose of cddinga few dollars per acre to the value of their land on that inland ! ,l]ut what can be said of those journals?the most prominent ot which in this atrocious busintssia tl e Exprct.%? who ltnt their columns to the propagction of those schemes, and encouraged and assisted the others in thus tilling with the very lives of our citizens, in helping to the extent of their power, to forward th?* scnemea of those f]>ecul?tora by such villunous means 1 Let the pujlic, then, be on their guard. Let tliem be assured that there is r.o terrible cause foralarm. Ifl Let them bear in mind the parties who originaUdH those awful reports, and the journals which and assisted them in this vile transaction, Thz Medicine Works ?Our amiable porary, the Kxyntr, was a little out ot teid;<y morning, because we have pubhahq^^^^kf amount of his circulation, alleging that weq^^H underrated H to some extent. Well, if hrf"^^Hy prove to us, on sufficient testimony, that his499 culation ip more than we have stated it, we will j mot! readily say to, and quiet his temper. IlU ] rather singular, however, that he now, -foi^Blfc ^ first time, exhibits such a paroxysm of ra^e Tw* ? the statement we made of his circulation lias apI>eared lor some mouths. It ought to have occurred, moreover, to our ho- \ norable and indignant friend, that such an extraordinary ebnllition of choler is exceedingly dangerous, these times, and if not the premonitory symptoms of the aw ful epidemic that now hovers | over our city, may have a powerful influence in a', tractii g it to his weakly constitution. We must remind him, however, that he ought to subject himself to a little anti-phlogistic treatment, it he ever expects to bring up his circulation to a proj>er i healthful current. In his present debilitated condition it might be injurious to apply anything hut t a tonic, and we shall, iheretore, refrain, until lie trathers a little more strength, from administering that tfTicacious application which might he adapted to some of Ins more r< bust coternp?mrieB. But we cannot help finding lault with his ingratitude. Our amiable cotemporarv < aiinot surely have forgotten that we have been of the greatest service to hnn for many years past. The columns of the llrrald, he well knows, have furnidied him i Willi lite one-nail, mill trniniiiirs uic iwu-tiiiru*, of al? his foreign and domestic intelligence, which he copied w ithout the slightest acknowledgment, or paying so much as " I thank you." Now, we submit to our excellent and honorable friend, that under such circumstance?, it is in very bad taste, to say the least of it, to pour out hi* indignation against us in tucli unmeasured terms as he did yesterday. Probably, however, he is only preparing himself for the next session of Congress, by getting lid of a surplua quantity of bile. II this be the cae?, we have no objection to help hint to disgorge a little more of it, and we doubt not but in a short time, we shall b>* able to put hie secretions) in a healthy condition, and by washing him. both inside and out, enable him lo take Iiis place in Congreaa aa u cleanly and respectable member of thai augu?t body. Taoi m.f. i.t Njcaimo?"a.?Wp learn from Capt. Ilall, o! the brig Francta, 25 days from Sun .hian, that a aerioua difficulty had taken place between the Kic s and the Nicaraguana, ar.d that (be latter had declared war against the foimqr. Capt. If. also Matea that th* I! icon had **nt to England for aM:stance. Mohk Cabmkt Mahino.?The cabinet makers are still at woik. Ttir latest rumor on this topic makes Mr. Crittenden the new Serretary of State; Tom Corwin, ol Ohio, Attorney (ieneral; and Mr. Thomas Butler King, of (leoiyia, Se cretary of the Navy. These and all the other names that we have mentioned, may be conoids red tolerable sticks of timber, of better and worse qualities, But we doubt whether the first nail 1ms been driven into the cabinet by the great cabinet maker hints H. According to the most reliable optrions, he will carefully look over his materials?lay them out to be *ell seasoned, and will probably wait, before he earnestly buckles himself to the work, till a few days before his inauguration. Not exactly Excuftvs, nob Co&cmtmve.? Our venerable contemporary, the Journal<f Commerce, blessed himself very piously yesterday morning, in publishing the splendid Treasury report of Secretary Walker, and, with a chuckle which he conceived must be delightful to his Traders, told them he hud tenson to believe, that in his enterprieirg and wonderful columns alone? was the document to be f(>uud. Aim! however, for the prercience of our sapient contemporary.? Three other morning journals had the same exclusive report, in the same exclusive way. In his innocence, he would have people imigine that ihere ib no such paper in existence as the NtwYork Hirald. Thunlilinl ami 31 unitnl. Task Tiieatbe.?'Richard 111." was agala preaent od at this house last evenir.g, with thesauis ca?t an cn the evening which preceded it. Mr HainbUn's personation of the huncLback monaioh. cannot iu truth be considered the best upon the American stag*; but it far exceeds many of the attempts which are nightly made to display the beauties in deformity presented hy that chiraoter. The fault may be owing t.o Mr. HmaMin's personal appearance He is too tall a man to play Richard; tut notwithstanding this, it was. taken all iu all. a very passable performance. The minor parts of the piece were well enacted, and the applause of the au,IUr..?va...o<f ,,f tV-,. .nn.,.n{,.llrn with wl.ish it fti leceivtd The allegorical divertisement of ths Mob plait ire, called "Liberty " was again received as it deseives, with all the marks of approbation. This popular troupe are gaining f*vor every day. and seem determined to merit the applause of the public by their 'Uiui)tabl? perfoiniiinces. The progress of libarty through the world is admirably represented by them atiieTark t?o and tee if they do not acquit thornst Ives fcand."onii-ly. Bon k?r Thutii.- Notwithstanding the California fever, the rhcltra, and all the exciting topinj of the diy, wfcirh seem to usurp general attention. the fo^ks will still be amused, and the anrple accommodations of the rplendid Bowery are nightly filled with crowds, who gaze with awo, wonder, and astonishment upon the almost fupevhuman performances of H*rr Driesbach, who knocks about full grown tigers and lion* with as much command ever tneui an plough boy has over a team of cxeu, though the tigers arid other animals are by no means as patient as workers; on the coutrary, belonging as they do to the aristocratic ranks of animal society, they are fail of fire and spirit, nnd no one. save a pernon of Mich immense strength end indomitable courage as Ilerr Hiietbach, could compete with them. His scenes of i-tctuary with the tiger are most admirable, and display his remarkable authority over the annual in a moss eminent manner Well has ilerr Uriesbanh been teime-d the Kmperor; he deserves the appellation. We expect the panther presented to him yesterday will find out he has every right to it. The danoicg of Si,.nfra Ciocca, Niri, and Smith, the fcroe of " My Kellow Clerk.' and the drama of " The Miller and Lis Men," made up the entertainments, along with " Mango Park" and the statuary. For to-nighi the b ll is first-rate, as will be seen by referring to our list it amusements. JBkoatwav Tnr*t?r.?Sheridan Knowlos' popu'ar comedy cf the '-Hunchback" was performed hsre lutt evening. The part of Master Modus, by IMchings^ was a humorous personation, displaying with much effect the rich comic powers of this excellent comedian. His general style, the ease and freedom ot his actirg. is admirably suited for the character of Modus, i>i il lew actors at present upon the boards, can ac quit ter. by Krtd?rlck?. was a good performance, ard Halaway ?s fathom, was inimitable ; indeed, ibis ejtoel1? f>t ?.tork aotor in a host tn himself. an*! always rerrltm lil? iluo *ht.r* of cpplauie from the audience ? Dyctt. a* Sir Thoir;i* Clifford, also acquitted himself well. The character of Jul'a, by Mix# ! '. Wallaak. ?mid rfTerllte and talented representation by thie popular your.g artress, who has won deserved popularity ?ince her first appearance upon these boards, and is rapidly rising to eminence in her profusion.? Mrs Abbott, a* Helen, als? well sustained the part, and the piece w?nt off with entire euccesa. The Fat Etpaehat, by Celeste and Wiethoff. which succeeded, patted clt with much eclat. The entertainments of th? erenicg afforded a rich treat to those who h*d been pureDt The' School for Scandal'' will be performed this oreniig. Natioxii. Theatre ?This hou?e vas crowdai to ovuiflcwicg loht evenicg and the performances wont off with uncommon eclat and spirit, and Mr. and Mrs. Thome ?cttd with great excellence la th? two dramas of " The King and Dererter," and " The Wandering Boys." There two piteee are quite interesting ones, and scted as well an they were bj all engaged io th?m last evening, really afforded a delightful entertainment. To-night, we Bee, the drama of ' Ernest Maltravtrs" will be revived. On ttie first production of this piece, some years el roe, It h?d a most trera-nd<us iuu. and as it is now cast most excellently, we pretuine it will be as popular as erer. Mrs. Chapman has a part in it, Mr and Mrs Thorne taking the two j rcnr ii?x>t one*. Mrs Chapman, as we have often remaiked. is a most useful and excellent actress, and a ?r<a^AriflM? ** *** National Tilton, M'Karland, he., will also appear in it. The ' Myswill ntxt be played, and the whole ^^^^ kawilt conclude with that excruciatingly ^^^^Hn-lepqua of ' The Lady of the Lions,'-' iu 's Clod Nieddlenot is no funty. We ^^ our readers that tbe Myeleriei and must be withdrawn this week. Mr. PRrrce will tnke his benefit on Friday evening, f Biktoji'i Tiikatbk.?This elegant place of amuseBscntwss again well filled JftFt night, to witness the nccud p*rfornianoe of tha^Mioal and laughable piec* called. ' \Vh?re's Barnum^R^Mteus to whioh. was rtra^ttot attraottMMM^HH^|^|^tellnd NEmmAItt>? won^fW Kurn Mr |K>fcn^^flfl|Qfcaracter of a Yankee. Trt4 brings fdBb a called colonel Great-Toe, Napoleon. M*. Johnson, in Itdacfi^^^^HJP able The last, though not [, Ukfii I'jr. Mr. liunon, Senl'' by MISS the aMl||^^^HpNi| ? bo good sl^ Last the Tnb*rnec on l the atnufenient of hla patron* a T?^H^W4rMrH programme, comiitirg of f Tftsl beautiful plecee. among which arc u any favorite American a n. Thin being his laxt roscrt tfcia mon, and hi* fame htrioK rpread throupbout tb? n.uaical circle* of th s c;ly. we *r?* pur>i)nJ>d the Tabernacle tr-morroir rvniiw will prem-nt a brilliant ar:hy oi tie udoiirrra of thix enjliantlog Klence. 15 cii'W?t Cifm-j ? The Smtnen*e patron-ip enjoyed by thi* popular plai e of tre-jitiR en'?rtalnuient. nM11 mrtlMitf unaha'id Vaet crords nightly flock torwatd here to wltnem the x'raordlniry feat* In athletic and e/jnetr'.an performacce, by Me?er*. t arrr'l, Serpcant. McKarland. and the rot of the company. The rirruf ta conducted with much decorum in all if* ?arim* dejwtinent*, and the audienoe aeem much gratify d with the rich tieat th< y er-Joy here t arh night. OliaiM ?'? Mi.fsTan ?The whole art and my?tery of the i:thiopian btjie of nincia la mot capitally explain d practically *?ery e.Tenlrir. by these remarkable lXilnMraic, *ho can touch a hango play a Tlolln, or rattle bone* In a the u.cft (Uii bi d tlyle. They arc p? lacj erid arouilrg in th?ir aonpa, dance*, fco , M ?rer. May their ehadoa ? nerer be Ins. Naw Oai ra.^a S? ai Kai)i-.a?.?8lRnor? lloul. Baujonl, and nil the rent of .hl? talented uonpany. otherwise called Men in Swain*. Kaicer. Burke. (Julilna, Sandford ti?U Ole Hull, bate cieated a perfect furore up town, br tfctir f?tj elegant and artietiu performance*. Th?y ... ......I ...t ml tKoi. ......?<. 1 ftr.ri IntereetitK a* Any we have ever heard. To night lit j will gWe * full programme. Mrioi.ito!*.? F.ver ilnc* Whit* op?n?d thl? hou*e. Iiii> excellent method of cod iuctirg the entcrtalm?nt* tt it. lit* eetitred for hits a mo*t liberal |.?tron*i<^. 1 he- preeent attmction. fix: White * Serenade**, k*epi up the exolt? nient. and the home ix thronged nightly. 1 hey are well worth heaMng. CiMpntn.'' Min?tffi.?, and the new *onir* they have brcu^ht frrward thl* week, are all the ra^e, and their room h** been lately more crowded than ever, Such afplaure and ritrh delight n? it manifested nightly, in reldom evinced at any public ?nterfalnmont. They ore a great ?et of n>ln*trel* there. and have a tramp card In Klinberly. a* their director Attrition. llnoiUHAr ?Yankee Hill, the inimitable delineator of 1 ankie character, will appear at thii fpler,did room, thin evening, In ona of hla excellent American entertalnmenl*. He will be ftftaisteil by a tocal and ballet company. Da. Fovnios j?t tiii Tiaitenr i.* ? Thin irentleBian gave hi* firat lecture la*t *vening. he'ore on audience at the Broadway Tabernacle. The aabject wm the electricity and mniirett?rn of the (,'lobe ; aud with thl* mhject, epparently ao dry and uninteresting, IIloetrated by lit brilliant ttpertmeoM be otutlM* the i attention of bla hearera for two hotra, the alien oe only bring broken by tb<> moat -o<hu*iaatio batata of ?ppUuM. Some of the idem aUvatiod were new and ft?rtHt>c but *?i( ftmulntri bv a forre of argument, and a praotiral d?-B>os?.ttauoB, which wa bare seldom witcerarU The doctor retired arold the mo?t hearty app-lauae of (be audt. noo The aubjeet of tbe next It ctuie on Saturday evening, will t>? ibe California gold?bow to obtain acd purify it The dootor gtres ( thin by cpecial request. T>ik BoMa*at>mkrt or Via* Cauz ia to beexhibited twice to-day It ia a moat aaiming exhibition, and abowH moat accurately bow tbe alege waa fought and Vera Cruz won. Thla ia the laat week it oan bo ahown in New York. Zoological Hall ?The liona. tlgera, elephanta, | seeu in this truly splendid menagerie. arc s source of I much recreation to our citizens, who continue to visit i the collection each evtning. An exoelleut band per, f< inn duiiutz the fvming, and enlivens tb? hours of i exhibition a good deal. A Pahtiier krom hie Moiiawe.? A large panther captured on the banks of the Mohawk, bv Captain W. H. H Smiib, of the Knickerbocker, of IJtloft, was yesterday presented to Herr Drienbach, who has at once commenced training it. and will, in a ahort time, inIn duce it at tbe Bowery Theatre, tbns showing the power of man over the devouring rangers of the forest. Got pii. am) VmrKT'? Inteiinationai. Art Union,? We have befrre alluded to the splendid engravings of tbe NewYirk branch of tbe celebrated print establishment of tl.em gentliinen, in Paris. We wish now to speak <f the excellent plan of Messrs UoupiiSt Vibert, to establii-h in this city au enterprire. which, though called " International," is, in our opinion, a very natiuiial iPalr It is an institution which will greatly to develope a tafte for tbe fine arts in the United States ; and. to give to all an opportunity of pKiticiratibg in the great advantages of such an es lalufhuient, the manager* have adopted the following plan:?Tbe annual subscription is five dollars, which gives to all the rights and privileges of membership, end each will receive a magnificent engraving, which will b< delivered in tbe order of his subscription. The fundi' will also be devoted to tbe purchase of works of art. paintirgs. drawings, postils. statuary, &o . which will be unnually distributed by lot to tbe snb'cribers, ss adrpted in tbe German. Ameiican, Kngllsh, and Scotob ait unions. A suflicient sum will be saved, each year, to rend an American student to Kurepe, for a term oi two years; the student to be selected by a committee. These, with many oth*r advantages, such , as tbe purchase of valuable national publications, which will nlro be distributed among tbe me mb -r constitute the prominent features of this excellent in! htltution. which is intended to extend and mature the rapidly gtowlng taste for the fine arts in tbe Uuited States. City Intelligence. The Ciioi.mia?A>otmer oask in tiik Cjiv,Therepoitsof yefterday wera lers favorible tkan for

! several days pant, as will b? seen from the following commnnicatlon : Quarantine. Staten Island, Deo. 12. His lienor the Major h>>ur new oa^es of cholera, . but no deaths, hate occurred at the public store, since v. v lust rei ort lteM<ectfullv. ALEX. B. WHITING, Health Officer. < The case which oeoured on Monday morning at the ; corner of Cedar ami (ireenwich streets, terminated fatally about 6 o'clock yesterday morning. The following is the report of the Resident Physician of the city : No c*fo of choli-ra has occ urred since my report of ; y<> tirday. The laet reported died this morning at 5 j o'olccK 1 hn hotel in which the twocaeek already published 1 occurred, bar been cleaned and fumigated in every part 1 have examined into the condition of the emigruiit inmntes 11 the hotel, and pronouuoe all well. SKTH OEER, Resident I'hyelcian. Vt'M. K HAVEMEYER. President of th* Board of Health. TIMOTHY It HIBBAUD. Chairman. NKII. GRAY, 1 WILLIAM ADAMS, CLARKSON CROLIUS, ^Committee THEO. R. DE FORREST, J It was the general impression on the reception of the report of the Health Ol'.ijer on Mondey, that the cholera i bed entirely dituppt-ared from the Marine Hrvpital. and therefore tin-re was very little probability that tb *r* v, ( ul be any more eases. That hope, hetrever, was lost when tee report of } esterday. as will be seen above, Announced the appearance of four new cases By the report, of the Resident Physician of the city, it will be Men that no new case of cholera bad been reported to him. The city is probably ciear of the epidemio, the created precaution having been taken to clean and purify the boure where the two casts occurred Tho la: bi ters bre still busily euicap d in clearing the streets of the heavy e ating of tilth which has so long obstructed a view of the paving stones. It is to hopel that after ihry are put in proper order, they will be kept in tl at condition, ati'l not allowed again, when spring comes, to prerent the same mist ruble appearance which has characterized them tor several years past. The grt at excitement which prevailed throughout the city, hid almost entirely subsided, and the new cases reported at Quarantine had not the effect to resussitate it to any great extent. There was a considerable ; change in the weather yesterday, and sbauld the wea- j ther become clear and the cold continue to Increase, there will probably be no reason to fear lor the safety of the city. Thk Homf for the FairrrnLr**.?The building erected through the exertions vf a number of hutnme la ; cues ln imiuem street, utaiin^ma above name, will I bo dedicated thismorning. On Friday nifcht a grand concert will be gi\en at thj Tabernacle, by the New | Vork Sacred V. u; ie Society, arsUted by reveral einlI Bent artists, J'or the benefit 01 the institution. Kibe.?A fire l>rcke out on Monday in the bouse No. i 106 Twelith street. caused by a defect in the chimney, a Ml cnrminicated to the house adjoining. It was put out with trilling damage. TAr.r.rT Kfcratio.t ? The .Joseph's Light Guard pa-fed the llnahl office yesterday afternoon, on their retutn fir.ii. a target excursion. They made au excellent 8pj.ei.r.?nce, and the target *1.4 well riddled. Tiik V'fATHF.n-There wan a Terjr considerable change In the weather yesterday. The air was quite cold, and the clouds tbieatencd a atorm. In the af- [ ternoon there was a very slight fa'lln<? of snow ; but in : the evening the sky became peructly clear, and the oold increased. Dkatii cr ah i'mimwn Womaw.?The coroner held an irquest jesterdcy. at the Sixth ward station house, en the body of an unknown woman, aged about thirty years The deceased was taken to the station h<us? , by Captain .% agnes. on .Monday night, he having ir.v.nd her in one of the miserable cellars on the Five Feints, and from her debility he supposed the had been without food for tome length of time. Dr. Holmes b<ld the j:o?t mortem examination, on the body, and found tbnt the evidently died by disease of the lungg. | probably brought on by hard living and dissipation. Verdict accordingly. Pollcc Intelligence. Jirfcrt .Justice McOtalh.?Thf policemen, on Mon- ' day night, appeared to hsve been sxceedin^ly bu?y nmrngft the loafers, from the appearance of ih* pollct court je teniay morning. The magistrate arraign{.d4iM? at once, all placed up in row before him ? Jft^Kyijtifuh tti-erable-Hoklng sot of unt irte&atc ^pEHflBfeat could possibly be imagined, rlotted in Dtkv ai;.I wretched erudition. Out of this I n w?re females, soa.e of whom were Lg^^felll.7 M- . II ail.) blojitt '1 thi effect* of drinking ^^^^Hiiid their faces ornamented with cuts and with dried spots of blood mixed in, with a ^^HmtPi!7 'f mud The (officers who brought them, tl em with being common vagrants, without ^^^^Horre <t risible mean* of procuring a living. ^^^Vthis char;-!- th? justice committed th?m all for a hayrf s'x month* to Bliokwell'f Island The next pffotier was an old man. of very dissipated hubits. nn'wtilrg to the name of Polly Parker Thla una la on old custi tiier around the Toml)?. and always, when arretted, tslhs ioudlj of his patriotism to Ilenry Clay Ma< i?tka i r--Polly, you are h?re ejain. I thought, whu n I let yii go the stber morning, that you promised I.Md fully to go to ( a ifornla; and now you urc here . ^^K!.'tr_ii wacit't ,? ? tl,.t I it ? . d M. r. that fetched nm lirr*. I can assure <lr e. I (lidii't want to fome, can.'e I knu* you ^JPTttown en ire. If yen let ine go this time, Judge.. 1 ^iill go to < alitornin. nnd no mistake j'Afjim M MtI *111 try yiu oroe more, rollyj but If ycu are rrcught before me aj-;ain I will fend ycu for six n>' n t b- on tur ( a'ifcrnia commonly called iilaskwt*U'? IlUll. "Thank Jf-u Ji'dgc.'- said roily, and away he went out of court, laugbiui? to himself, to think how nicely he b":d humhvggt d the Justice. Offlci r O'Keife, of the Koi.rth ward, brought In two mm. cell* d A'e\?mler and John McGufre, charged ?1th riolently tsp?ulting a man by the name of John Lawler. rmldinp at No !'.r> < berry *tr?it. inflicting a feTere wiund on the trp of hi* bead, with a bar of iron. The Injured Iran wr.s (ak<-n to the <'lty Hospital, where he ren alna tn a very dangerous stute. The Justice com irlt'ed both the jrlfoners to prlnon. to await the result to the Injured man. The next prisoner wan AVm Willi una. This man wad arretted la-t night, by officer Orahia, oa a charge of obtaining f ft wrrth of ship chandlery, from J. W. Philip*. No fc> Pike street, untfer falsi pretences. In representing himfelf to be a master of a Tesrel. The icagistrate committed .the accused for a further | bearing. huhl Fure'nry Some daring rascals burglariously | intend the dwelling house No. 143 Ninth street, occupied by Mr Klljah Houghton, on Monday night, by forcing an entrance through the Iron grating in tho front an a. and then pasred f|Uietly up stairs. Into the led room of Mr. Houjhton. where Mr. II and hla wife | were lying in bed aslt ep. The.thleres carried fff the [ coat. pentuloons. and test, in the pocket of which waa j 7f> in b??.k hills, among which was a bill on the \ Newark Hankitig Cnmp-tny. Mr. Houghton offer* , ICO lor the detection of the thief. No arreft at pre- | rent. ,'lrrnt nt> Svnii ioti Two men, calling them*olve* Hampton (?oodwln and John Cop pet. were arre*ted y?M?r<l*y by urtdstant Captain Monn*ypen*y, and c.flicrr liarrgan, of the J ifth ward, on auaploion ?>f , Mealing a box of jewelry, valued at *75, belonging to John Carroll. No. 187,'i Canal atraet They were both detained forfnrlher bearing by Justice Mo'.rnth Unbhivn a 1'iitrid Offic.era A. M. C. Smith and J Shadbolt. of the lower police, wrested yeaterday, a young man by the nam* of Daniel Clark, on n nhsrgo of Mealing J>-6 belonging to Kxekial Hill It appear* that Mr. Hill invited ('lark to lodge with him on Monday night, at the Nag'a I'ead in Barclay street, and duiing the night Clark got hold of Hill'* vent, and e*tiacted the money. Another lodger in the aauio room, paw the acnured have the veat belonging to lllll, In hi* hand, at which time it la anppoied the monay waa extracted by tba aecnaed. Justice Motlrath committed him to prtaon for trrlal. Fatimt I'acuorv JtiiRNT.?We learn tliat th3 Satinet Factory belonging to Joel .lohnaon, wan borned to the ground till* ir.ornlnn The machinery and all the property in the building warn deatrojred. Tbla to the recnnd factory burnt on that opot within a few yenra I'robabljr the loaa la In tba neighborhood of J?10,W(0 ? M'af<r4i?ry (C'ean.) Jbner , Dtc V. IMiw York Aradtmy of Oledlelnr?The i Cholera. A (rami mrrtlrr ?1 the nipmhcr* of thi* io> eieiy *m held la*t eight at Cenventiou Hull, Wooeter htreet, to take into consideration the report of the ; special committer on cholera and general health. The report referred to ?u published In the UtraU ab >ut awetk since. There were about three hundred perrons present, ioitc of whom bold very distinguished positlcna in tbe medical pretension. John W. Francis, E?q., M. D., tbe prtsldent of tbe sooiety, oocupled tbe cbair. The minute of tbe previous meeting baring been r< ?<i and confirmed, Mr. V.mdervoort read an additional eupplemeiitary report from the committee on i-beleia. the fact* ?t which have already l>eeu romnnBloated to tbe public by our own special medical reporter, in tbe colomni of tbe Herald. tin I lie motion ot Dr. Ukakk, this report w?? re-eived si.d adipled. and the ronlety resilvtd itself into a j cf ma ittee of the whole to afford them individually an opportunity of esprensing their opiniona on both repi it* Dr. Carter was appointed chairman of com- I mittee. Prileraor Srnrrni then offered a aeries of resolutions for tbe purpose, as he said, of elicitinK disoussion ?? tbuir merits. ri'be eubMance of these was that the cholera vac contusions. and that it was the bouuden duty of tbe Board ?.f Health to u?e every effort to Isolate and insulate all persons and things infeoted with it; in ehort. to euforoe in tbe most rigorous manner quarantine laws Dr Man t.r opposed the resolutions, and considered tbe dootrine of oontagion laid down in tbe resolution* to be tbe most extraordinary he had ever heard of ? (Laughter ) He hoped that tbey would bs favored with a little more evidence than had been given to them of the contagious nature of the epidemio, and of the data on which the resolutions were founded. Professor Stkvkns then recounted a brief history of the progress of the cholera in this country, and asked if any one could come to the conclusion that the individuals who bad just been attacked by It, could have bad It oommunicated to them on any oih-r hypothesis than by the communication of it from one person to another. l)r. Li 11 a K> did cot wish to pronounoe upon the questiou of coutagion it non- contagion, but he thought that t)>e city authorities nbou'd adop', measures to isolate the place* and pertons where it existed, and concluded bj cffering sumo resolutions expressive of his yiews. After a few words from Dr Manly, l)r. Sikven* *aid that the onus jiroliandi lay an the non-cchtagionists, and he, therefore, called upon them to prove the negative. Dr. Manly then asked the last speaker if he thought it was the tame disease that prevailed in 1832? and on being answered in the affirmative, prooeeded to read opinions expressed at that time, by Dr. Sttvenf, i to the effect that cholera was not contagious. Dr. Stbvuks admitted that he bad bean of that opinion at tirst, in common with almost all the pronation ; but before the epidemic had half spent itself, lie bad'-banged bis mind, and he had sinoe retained tbe opinions be subsequently formed. (Applause ) Dr followed on the same aide, and gave a history <ft!.e la(t rholera, from its first appearance in this country at Quebec ; traversed its route all over tbe continent- from tbe emigrants who brought it i from Kurope, and who landed where it drat broke oat. : In view ot tbe>e facts, could any one, he a^ked, rmut the Influence that ij wa? contagious, and coinniunU cated fri n< one perron to another ? ] After a lengthened discussion, in which Drs. Manly, DrBke.Stepber.fon and Cook, took part, Dr. Kkksk. of Bellevue Hospital, mi'ta lengthened I speech against the dootrine of contagion, aud attributed tlie chohra to atmospheric influences. This i ?as the prevalent opinion among the learned men in ! the profesfion, throughout Knglacd, Krauoe, and all Kurope; and he was astonished, at thin time of day, to J hear any rcientilio men asserting the eontrary. He : suspected that Dr. Stevens was the only convert to i that opinion of the many who have iritu?-wed its cha. I racter in the year 1832 There was not a fast, he con| tended, relative to the late appearance of cholera in thin country, but oould be satitifa<Jtory accounted fjr on the atmospheric theory. lie then briefly reviewed the .sporadic cares that had occurred, which, he paid, were neither caused by contagion, nor contingent contagion; and concluded by submitting resolutions embodying hlt> sentiment' as .substitute for those of Dr. Stevens and of Dr. Drake. Afttr a few observations from Dr. Cameron and Drs. Drake, Stevens. liriscom, Watts, Buel and Franklin, Dr. Onir.coM said, that be thought it unnecessary for them to take any aotion upon the fubjeot at all, and movtdthat the resolutions lie on the tab'.e, aud tliat tiie committeo should rise. This rerolutlon was carried by a majority of 6, the numbers being 42 to 80, a great many not voting either way. The rnEsn>FiT was then called upon to resume his position in the chair, but ha was fait asleep in a corner. Afttr being lestored to constiousness, the chairman of committee reported progress, and informed him that be had no instructions to ask leave to fit again?a piece of information which appeared very delightful to the wsrthy President Dr. Stkwaht then proposed another preamble and resolutions to the effect that a committee of the society should draw up a few popular and praotlcal instructions ?s to the nature and treatment of cholera. Dr. Ko?irH objected- to the preamble, and, alter a hcrt d'ecumon. it was lost by a majriity of 62 to 17; wherevpon the mover withdrew the resolutions. In the ceurseol the observations ma<!e by Dr Stewart, he took occasion to Inveigh very severely against the Board cf Heal'h in consequence of having*. yet made no provision for those who might b? attacked by choltra? although it bad now been inclose proximity to tht-in for the last eight days This he considered most shameful ar.d criminal; and he had no hesitation in saying tbat had they done their duty and provided a hospital, the Ban who died yesteiday would have been now alive. Dr. W**hkn thought that the whole procoedingt were out of order during the whole evening. They had met there to consider the report of the speoial committee on cholera, and they had not even anoe alluded to it. Their time had been oocupied to little purpose in discussing whether cholera was bontaigioua or non-contagious, lie therefore moved that the whole proceedings were out of order, ami that they should ix-gin apiu nr nuro. ??" ?? mc cuiuiaiiHg a rop< rt. (Laughter and applause ) There being no seconder to this motion, it fell to the ground. After sen* farther desultory conversation, the ycutiger number* of the profession plucked up a little courage. and nppeared exceedingly delighted with the Bound of their own voice?but the worthy President was now wide awake, and be cut them short very summarily. by inliinating to thein that there was no question befcie the chair. And thus ended the cholera debate of the medical collective wisdom ?JT New York. Court of Common I'leni. Before Judge Daly. Harare Drttstr rt. If"in Taylor and Laura Taylor, Kit H i/e.- This wai an antiou of assumpsit, brought to recover tfce value of professional servioes. It app< ered tbat previous to 1840, a young man named Isaac Baldwin, of Louisiana, on the death of his father and mother came into possession of property to the amount of Lnlf a million of dollars. That immediately after the death of his parents he went to Kurope. taking the defendants with him. who were slaves on his plantatlon. In 1843 he made his will, at Florence, in Italy, nod thereby, nfter reciting tbat he was never married, snd had no forced heirs, he bequeathed a certain portion cf his real estate to his cousin Covington, and the Valance. both real and personal, to the defendant Laura, and ntanclpated herself and her husband, the other defendant. In April, 1841. he arrived in this city, from Kurope, became acquainted with the plaintifl Mr Dresser, and left the will in bis custody, lis ren-.ain< d in this city during the summer of the year 1P44. and in the month of December returned to Louisiana. ar>d in the month ?-f June following died, with< ut alt? ring or revoking his will. Soon after his d?ath it v as diacoveied. in Louisiana, that be had made the will and left it with Mr. Dre.'ser, and a req'itsUlon vas feot to the latter, by the authorities of Louisiana, lor the will, pioreedlngs having been commenced iu one of the State courts, by the collateral relation* cf the t?.?tiitor. In the meantime, a man nan.ed Tarter, end Taylor and his wife, came on h?re from New Orleans; and Taylor and wife apprebrnding that the relatione of lUldwlu would involve tbexn In asceno of litigation in order to break the will, executed a pow>-r of attorney to Mr. Dresser, < ait<r, a man named fierce, reading in Now Orleans' and .Mr. Harrington, who bad boen in the offlae of Mr. Drefser. end who had gone from this city te New Orleans with Balawtn. empowering Dreseer, Carter, l'ince. and Hariington, to sue and defend Taylor nnd wife, and to take all such measures 111 relatiou to the will, and the property thereby devised fur the ba unfit ; of Taj lor and wife, as they nrght deem proper. The relatives of Italdwln. as ant'clpated, did lnitltuto a suit in one of the State oourts of Louisiana, to break the will, and the matter was ?ub*ei(uently compromised. giving Taylor snd wife $40,000 and the remainder of the property conveyed to the collateral h?-lrj of Ua'.dwln. Mr. Dresner now bring* his cotton to recover the amount of his professional services from Taylor and wife. Only one witness Isr the plaintiff wad examined, when the court adjourned. IT lilted StetH Mnrah?r? Office. Dk<\ 1U- i rilh n Dun [trout Weapon. ? Simon Mnrray, stew at d of the brig Jane, was arrested on Mcnday evening, charged with having at faulted Richard Davis, a ias J Butler, scoond marn with an axe. It appeared that on a Su' <Uy < venlng while tbn yerKel waa lying In the port of Malaga, In S;>ain, a rhore boat parted, which waa hailed by the steward, who. it la paid, w. f drunk at the time. to coma to tho vearel. and take him on ahore The flrat mat* was pre*?r,t, and laid he aliould not go. Thn eecond m ite rarre up at th* nm? time. and a?ked what It *m ha ra*d ; lie replied he was going to apt nJ the evening on rhore. Tl.e second mate raid no, be ahouM not. A iJllfenlty then aroee between them ; the mate went to hlr cheat and Vronght out a cntlaca atnl a ea?e of pistola, and laid them on hla table In the cabin The atewBTd ran to the galley and got an axe and attacked the mate, Hiring him aeveral blowa with It on the head, back, and atma, and Injured him ?o much that he h*<l to be taken on ahore. and put Into hoapltal, where he rtmained when the abip sailed, in a danger.iin atate. The American eonanl w?> apprised of the fact and aent the atvward home In Ironr. He waa committed for trial. riin.AnKi.rMi*, Dcc 12,1818. h'irt Harm s> 4'r. A craay pauper, who had escaped from tho Alow llru-e. eaiiM'd two alarna of Are laat evening, baring iirnlti <1 nllea cf wood In the yarda of John Dubree, at orfhd ttrifl wharf, tud SwducI DitIh, it Nobl# *tre?t whurf, on thu l>fl*w?rw. Antlimi tooutred about illT"krf?i, thU morning, cau??il t* tlii* burning of???nbie *n P?*ni> dlntrlot. John A FittMi wh arrntptl l?*t ul*hr., ?n th? ?m|. rn put oftbxcHy, for polutimc ? plst?l it on? of th? cltj polic*. IU ? wld to b* connfctcU *ltl? IU? aotorlousgang of scbuylklll W?ng?rt. 1 ? - _ji -4 TELEGRAPHIC INTCLLItiKNCE* TIlHVTJKTIi OUNliltBM. SECOND SESSION. In Washington, DM. 13, 1IM. The Vice PitKiioKNT took the chair at 13 o'olook, kit railed the Senate to order. Prayer by the ChaplainThe journal waa the* read. rrTiTioN*. do. Sundry peti'ionn nod memorials were preaentel' read, atii referred to appropriate committees. the com lumr. The Vicr Fikiiucnt tfceu laid before the Senate t ccrcmunkatlon from the Seoretary of the Treasury, truiiFmitting the repoit made to the Treasury Department by the tuperinteodent of the Coast Surrey, tbowlsptbe progress of that work during tho year ending Not. 1st. dl'tltg on iraNIIH tieukll, Mr Vtfcon 'a resolution to appoint committee* to Ic.|Viire Into the expediency of repealing the act imposing duties on Spanish veHoli, was adopted. BtDULTION Or THE TitllT OF 1846. Mr Cimfkon, of Pa., presented a petition, nun*. r)usly signed by tbe citizens of Columbia Co , New York, for a reduction of the Tariff of '4f>. TAMPIHC) COMNITTKE1. On motion. tLe ::4th rule waa suspended, ao far aa relates to the appoiutirent, by ballot, of tbe chairmen and mtmbtw of tbe sereral standing co nmitteea. Mr. Kinu presented a paper, containing the namea of tbe former obnirman and members, which ill, on motion, adopted. Chairmen of Committee oo Foreign Relations, Hattnegan. Ditto, ditto, on finance, Atherton. " " on Manufactures, Dickinson. " " on Military Affairs, Benton. " " on Comineioe, Dix. thk iiakhor bill. Mr. Dix called up the Harbor bill, and mov?4 it* referenoe to the Committee ok Commerce, which was grerd to. Tlir mail SERVICE. Mr. Du'xi*iom moved a resolution. Instructing the Committee on Tost Offices and Post Itoads to report respecting the mail service, and rrtd unfavorable reports of committees of last sesflon. The resolution was adopted l>y unanimous convent. executive hrssto.t. A communication v as received from the President and the Senate west into exeoutlre sesilon, and the doors were clcsed. IIoumc of UcpKKtiitallvM. Washisiito.i, Dec. 12,1848. ' After 1be usual fwrallty, the standing committees were failed in trtitr Ij the Speaker, vclien rundrv petitions and memorials were presented, read, and referred. RKTinrn oi fickrj of the aiimt. Mr Bdadhi kt gave notion of his intention to call ,1?, nn 1'llf C/Ic. V tVu (till HfftrHln.* for "W ? uf vu - w *~v """ 5 ? ? *?? viuuvn vi the aimy. hmitiisokian institute. Mr. Mcrff. row to a privileged ijuestion, and paid that tie deemed it prcper that the Committee on the Smithsonian Institute should l>e at once created, and moved a reconsideration of yeaterday'a vote rejeoting susb a committee. Mr. roi.Lor* moved to lay the subject on the table# which vote wai carried. housk co"?tih(jici*t rt/r?t>. Mr kvah?, of Maryland, rose to a privileged qtieeHon, and mcred a reconsideration of yesterday'* ote ordering the engrossment of Mr. Cobb'a bill for the security of the House contingent fund, requiring the arprcbation of both houses for every appropria* tion for it. A dUcusaicn eocut d bc'w en Me3>ra. Kvans, Cobbt Whit-*, and CoHaiaer/.and tie question upon reooasideration was decided In tl eafllru atir.f by the following Tote Yeas, !>7 ; naye, S2. The b'dl was tb? n referred to the Committee on Accounts. Mr. hehlt submitted a resolution, which waa cab. sidered by unanimous consent, that the Committee c/ Way* and M?ans be directed to enquire into th? expej diency cf establishing a mint ia California. texas ian dp. A resolution waa offt-re l ei quiring Into the propriety of granting Texas lands, Eait of the bij Orande, waa objected to and laid oyer. . raiNTiifo thk rnoc iicim.s or conarkss. After some debate on the subject of reporting and printing the proceedings of Congress, the Hoo*?, ou motion, aujournt d. ( ciicral Worth. rittiriraa, Dec. 12,1848. General Worth left this city yesterday after toon. The attentions paid him during his stay here haf* been of the most gratifying character. The Wabuh Csftial. , PiTTiBuaa, Deo. 12,1848. Advices to the Oth lost, from the looks at Orand Rapids, on the Wabash river, atate that they are now trady for boata through that canal. Hnow Storm. Piin.inKi.piiiA, Dee 12, 1848 The snow ia falling quite merrily, both in tfilj city and Baltimore. Illarkcta. Nkw Oai.cAirs, Dse. 8,1848. The cotton market c*ntluues st**dv. with mi.. ?? f).0(U bales. Hour is lers active, and no sales beyond the regular trade are taking place. The demand for corn continues active, and <|Uotntions firm The sale* reach 20,000 burbeU Mess pork is selling in lota, at (10 20. In sugar and molasses we hxve no change to notice, and but few transactions PiTT-Bl'aoii, Dec. 11, 1848. The recent heavy rise in our river, has given mora animation to the freighting businessfor ooal. Several hundred barge* have left the Monongahela, and tber* will he a lafge business done for the winter supply of our down stream friends. The pork business continue* active, and the supply is fair, but without changa in prices. Some druvers are demanding higber rates, which have nut been conceded, Hour?Th?re is bat a limited demand to-d?y, nt from $.'< 81 to $ 1 12X from lit;-t hands and store liejond tha immediate want* of the regular trade I bear of no sales. Wheat and corn are unchanged, and nn transactions of inipor tance are repotted. Groceries? New Orleans sugar and itjolarses are unchanged The former selling at 4.->b to 6 vts ; the latter '2b}a to ao cts, toihe trade.? I'roUflons continue languid I hear of no sales of lisrrelled meats. New lard, in kegs, brings ti'i to Whiskey, in barrels, meet a with sales at about 1(>\?U Baltimork, Deo. 12, 18-18. Hour?The sales to-day, as yesterday, have baan very moderate, aoirprifiog only 2,000 bbls. Howard strc?t and City mills at $5. drain?Moderate sales of wheat were made at $1 00 a 1 14 for prime white, and $1 for red. Sales of corn at 69 a bio. for prime y^lljw at 6.ri to f>6o. for white. Provisions? Snle.i of pork are to a moderate eitent. at $14 23 for mess to $10 7% for prime Heef, $11 a 11 50 for uess and prims : hog a $4 76 a & 26 per cwt. Bii?Tn?f, Deo. 12 1841. The near approach of the ateami-r ha.n had a tendril* oy to cluck operation* in most description* of produoe, ai-d hence the transaction* are extremely limited In tlonrtbere weresalee of 1.6C0 barrel*,Including orliaary to pure brand* (ienefce, at $.'? 60 a $5 7o. aud Western $& 50 a f 5 62.! ,. Corn is In fair with sale* of 8,000 bushel* at f>0 a 5So for white and nair mixed, and .r.!? a Olo for flat yellow. The demand for provhlo&sU amaU, and confined to thu trade want*. liKITF.R IjA'I'K THAN NitVER.?COI.O.NRT, DUNCAN. ?There is a move in this city to give a dinner or some other testimonial of rerpect to the Reliant Col. Duncan. We rejeice to learn It; for a braver or better soldier never wore a *word. Had lie returned earlier from the war*, before the cation had been surfeited with heroes, he would have baen feted In every city through which he parsed But th< u(rh ha ha* declined many Invitations, w? trust he will not refuse to rteclve. a? a son of our ova Ktate, rome evidence of the fateful regard of our cltlnepii. Duncan was one of the immortal three," who riled to advance in the Council of War held on th? moinirg afttr the battle of Talo Alto. - Evening r.iprr Ad.mirai. Woosikr, an American, onre at tli? bead of the Chilian Navy.died at .Monterey, California recently. Oh, for Cnltfornlet?.The Kirs Dollar Mnlt? are pom* *<> f?ft to California, tlint ve can I ard'y sni.ply the ito. n>ai d. fxlra tkJesman sre e tpport. m thas all shall lie att*ndol to el?illy. Sales Room* opsUiia l?r tli? esntiHv* sale of ver Ci at* and Cloaks, width are j ust opentd iu !.*> Nassau sliest. . I.rncr of Hot Vn-AII. I'aliromln ? I??!!Itnblu-r Trutu cf nil Bfi?.PlHow. Cimp Itl.mtio'J. Minimi Hoots, Hul l Dmix M<B"7 Sper.Uh fou< h''Ulu.ik*. 0?at<. Cap' kr. fc<v tor uln in quantities t.? tuit pqrubvwrt, at gi* Gcodj?ar Rnth?r Fmporititn.l&W Rroiil**T, Ra'Mmn'i uotel. The ? I*lrlii>llcnMC4ol?l Prn? *rr ?'nrrn to ??ar (1t? y?*m Th?? are Una. Mnootfc anil ?la?ttc ant ki? *p. ktiowlcdfcd to 1? llio t<c*tund cheap'it p in In the rorU only ijr ft. ft. WATSON k CO., 1(1 WkII afreet. Coldjca*,,. I*lni Thf Chnprit mul l*r?t Mum tn (bttniy MK't romI H"Ct'. HImhw ukI uaitera. ti af JONEi'S, '.4 *r>? llT*<>t. ierr tli? Amnlcan Vuaenia. V:mt uuakU 01' Fr?aote Calf Pre** < (* ; F"??rd do, $1 V) m ft; iv>j|rr?iiii n??i. from $J Mi to $4, i'rrni li I'atont l?MUi?r H.>nr? H. MtilT*, Tlpprtu, ftona ml rnr M M. MaNTA. No :?4 Car. el eorner 01 Wv. tar .a*. t. ?. Lgftrtftt iniin< cuion'a to purchrnom. Von tm> Mttirt frm ? (ha f.? yiu tWmS HIV < 1 bwptf* 7* "*

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