Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 16, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 16, 1848 Page 1
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??????????? T II NO. 5309. THIRTIETH CONOKESS. 1 SECOND SESSION. J Senate. WuHiKiTon, Wednesday, Dee. 13,1848. Cloudy morning. Fair sprinkling of strangers la the Capitol Prajer by the Key. Mr. Slioer. Journal of yesterday. The Vice Pruidicnt laid before the Senate % report frem the Secretary of the Treasury. hi* me1ico ?thk slavery m' kit ion. Mr.BinroK roee. and it was evident that be hal something of importance to say. from the eolrinnity of his manner and his voice. He remarked that the Senator from Delaware (Mr. Clayton) and blm*etf, bad re elved a memorial to be prerented to the Senate, from Santa Re. and tlgnrd by the members of a eonrention representing tbe people ef New Mexico, praying Congress to grant Ibem a speedy organisation ot a territorial government, and asking tbe necessary guaranties fcr the exclusion ot slavery. Mr .Benton asked tbe reading of tbe petition. [Tbe memorial referred to, was pmblished in ycdturday's herald ] Mr. Benton asked that tbe petition be printed. Mr Clayton said, that at tbe last session be had. In tbe exercise of his best efforts for the settlement of tbe agitating question involved in this petition, introduced a bill for its settlement in a spirit of compromise. That bill had been rejected; but he expressed hie determination to persevere In his efforts for the organization of governments for the newly acquired territories, as he bad doae at the last session, and thould thus endeavor to deserve tin oi>ntldanoe reposed In hln> by the people < f New Mextoo a) the seleotion of himself as one of their representatives here would imply. Nlr. Cai.iioi;n then rose, and with some warmth, characterised tbe petition as Insolent and arrogant. Mr. Rusk remarked that, no doubt, the petitioners were anxious to t>ecure for themselves tbe offices which would be created iu case of the erection of a State government in that terrltorv. But he wished it to be distinctly understood, that Texas maintained her riirht to all tbe" territory on thin slue of the Rio Grande. lie fhould, there, aud elsewhere, enter his solemn protest apalust the construction of a separate government over anj portion cf the foil of Texas - soil which hud been ci nquered by the blood and treasure of the people of T< Jan. Mr Bknton raid that the petition Involved questions which would occupy etieugh of the time of the Senate whtn they wfjn arrived at regularly; anl there was no necessity for ta!iin; them up in anticipation. He l<a<l not even stated the contents of the petition. He had only asked that it might be read, printed, ?-d referred. But his course hud been ni-gaited, and petition had been characterized as *' innolent " The only portion of it .that oould be regarded an insolent by the Sena&cflP from Sou'h Carolina, was th< t which related to slavvry. Well, if ho. perhaps without knowing it. tbe petitioner* had ire'A the words cf the General Afcembly of Virginia to George tho Tlilrd, previous to the breakiog out of the American Revolution; and although George the Third did nut frant their petition hi never said that it was insolent n them to present It. Mr. Cilhoui*-[the warmth of the o?enin? ??idently inoreaMngJ ? I made no chvge against the bj timer in which the Senator from Ml<souri presented this petition My objection was to the petition itself. Tbe Senator sees in that petition no disrespect to the people of one half cfthe States of this Union. I tee in it tbe greatest disrespect. He endeavors to a'aimtlate this petition to thi t of tbe petition presented to George III by the General Assembly of Virglnii. It i* eutirely antagonistic to that petition. There is no comparison between the two cates, and I shall not undertake to point out the difference when it in as wide as tbe poles. Tbe people of New Mexico are a oonquertd people. They have been conquered by tbe arms of the United States, and especially by troops drawn from tbe tlava holding States , and (or them to turn round end prsy that we should be excluded is the height of imilenc*. and it is no fault of mine if the Senator does not see that it is so. Mr Bvnton?1 do not understand the last remark of tbe SenaUr. What was it, Mr. Ca lmoun? It is no fault of mlnn if the beuaior does not see the inrolence of this petition. Mr. B>:*Toif, (sharply) ?I do not understand thit remark. 1 with to know what tbe Senator means bv his language. Mr. Calhoun, (quietly)? My m?anlngis thin : I hare stated the grounds upon which I regard thin petition a? disrespectful; because it undertakes to exclude those from that territory who have a constitutional right to go there; and if tbe Senator doea not tee the imaolenoe of that, it is no fault of mine. Mr. ?k*ton, (inquiringly)?The insolence la, 1 suppore, to present this petition ? Mr. Calhoun, (in hisseat)?No; not at all. Mr Benton, (smilingly)?Ah ! oh ! (Laughter.) ? So, then, tbe grave American Senate, at the very commencement of itx seseion, is actively engaged ?about nothing !?nothing at all! Taat. then is our eeoupation to-day. It seems tobe a very ' lame and impotent" termination of what commenced very jrarely just now. But the term ' insolent" wai opplied, and of course the inference was that it was ap{ilied to thoee who presented the petition. 1 deny the ntolence. 1 assert the constitutional right of thu people, cocquered or unbonquered?ooming into our (Jnion either by conquest now, under the arm* of the United Stales, tr coming hereafter, as apart of Texastake them as you please?1 aasbrt their constitutional right to present their petitions. I say m?re, that very subject which they have mentioned in that petition is the eubjaot of legislation, and that they have i presented it in respectful terms They have done i what they had a right to do; and I will not hare the vord " insolent " applied to them when I have present- I vd their memorial, without spying and repeating, in such a way that it shall be heard and uaderstooj, that the expression is gratuitous and unfounded Mr Calhoun (with some sharpneas) ?The Senator : ought to tare known that I rose to remark upon tbe , petition itself, which 1 had a right to da. I did not I fny a word against its reception and reference ? not at j all. I had aright to comment on every part of the j petition if I thought proper There was nothing nn- j parlliuuentary tr unusual in my course. But the So j t sator (terns to tlilnu that he and the senator .rom j Delaware 'are respnctlble for every word la the p?ti- , tion Thit i? not my view of it I do not s*y that the , petition i-i unconstitutional. Petitions urging the I adoption of uur institutional mpaiurci may bi coD<titutionally prc-'entpd here: that if not thu pilot. But I contend that this petition un'K>rt*'?>* to excludu 1 nearly one half the peoplo of this Union from a terrl- j tcry that belongs to th^ States in their federal capacity ; and I faj that suah a petition, coming from peo- ; pin who have been made subject to our a.m?, is inso- , Tetit; and that whether the Senator lrom Missouri thinks ?o or not, is to me a matter of perfect indlf- , ftreuce [ Mr. Wuti'Ott (with the petition in his hand)?ThU ' purports to be a petition from the people of Near Mexl* co. rompriMtg feventy-flve thousand soul* j and no i donbt the impression will be made throughout the j country that such is the fact. But I find nothing la : this paper to justify such an assertion. It says, '-we, ! the people of New .Mexico, to." It Is signed by fifteen persons only; and without intendingdi"re?p?ot to any one, I think that this paper attempt* an imposition upon Longrves. I ariert that this petition emanated s raply from an assemblage of persons In the vil) g* of Santa Fe, and that there is no evidence of their Jiavitg acted by any authority. Mr. Benton (lmperieusly) ?Let me see that paper, I sir I I want to read th<* words whieii the Senator from I'Wrlda bM left out, He read " the people of New | Mexico" twioe. (A laugh ) Yes, twine, air. i Mr. Westcott, (apologetically) ?They are twice In the ptper. I Mr. Bi.wto*, (sncerlngly)?Twice I only onoe, sir! j IA laugh ] But reading them twioe; tho Senator felt nlroteli at liberty to omit the reet. jVr. Wkstcott (indignantly)--! trust tbe SeBfttoj I from Missouri will not misrepresent 2?" ? j Mr Benton (rebukingly)? I have the floor, sir! Von , did leave it out, sir ' ^ ou read " the peop'e of New I Mexico'twioe. sir; and yeu left out the following | words?"assembled in convention." They assembled j Ir^convention, elr j and the paper comes to us duly authenticated as the remit of the deliberations of that tr nvention, sir The abuse and the imposition, sir, if , tfere be any, are not in this petition, but eliewhere? . tlsewhere. sir. Mr. Westcott?I would thank the Senator for the T paper. | b, Mr BswtOn?What lithe question? i ni The P???inr.?iT? The Senator from Florida has the tt floor. ' ti Mr Bknto*?What If the question ? | The I'ariiorNT? On printing the petition. | Mr. Bknton?Very well, sir. Mr. WriicoTT?1 appeal to all who h?afd toe, who- ) ? th?r 1 did not expressly state, that theme person* had I '! represented themselves as constituting a convention, j ?, hut that there wae no evidenae that they had authority . to do to? There la, 1 repeat, no avldense of suoh a ' " faot. I do not deny the right of those people to petl- | ttcn; bnt I am unwilling that an erroneous Impression | with regard to the souroe and origin of the petition, [ ebould be inade on the public mind. As to the other " r?matks of the Senator from Missouri, I ean very well }' allow them to pass without a word of comment. '! Mr. Cuitii expressed hli regret at the ocourrenoe i cl cf this debate, whlot hu did not rlae to protract. He fC thought that some of the remark* of the Senators fl from south Carolina and Florida were calculated to d] prejudlee the ohjeots of these petitioner!. The petl. ^ tion Odine authenticated by tbe signatures of the gen- vi tlemcn who acted a* president and secretary of the jt convention, and those of twelve or fifteen other per- ,j, ens, who doubtless supposed that their names would j, not give discredit to the document. Vet he depre- )? rated debate on the fubject matter of the petition at . t) that early day. As for his own views and course on this snt\)eet, they wore well known. Certainly, tb? ! ,, petitions bau a rii;iit to pay wlnther th?y wcr? aba- i r, litioui.ts or not. All petitions couched In re pectfol | ? l?Dj[us^e should be ?eeelv<*d, and h* Imped that the <o h> iihI Ok I row South Caruliua wouU, uu rwtleoti n, re- i v< ci.HMilei' his leiuurke. i Mr Cai hoi w?It l< ItoDOsslMe t" change ra? opln'oo *lth regard to thtr pitltina It Ix dl<rritp>4[.f>il to 0I tk<* MouiLcrn people. Tbe S?n?i?r tljat. all lciitioua ?bitli -i> r .'pi cll'ul ? > th? Scatti: a'.iouli j, Bu rrfvivi'U. Oranti <t ; bat If Ulsr-' ;>-? f fill tr? th? eonrtilnrntu of lb" mem'* of the Sent!*, oti<Ut ai T?tliiou* tu Do moeiita ! Wb?u ab'jilUou p.itiL.uu* ?n? not prnantud lit;:#, I tjo* ilu jjr?uu>l sl that Imcauhi they mn* iJl^rcrpn'.tfiil to * portion ?f oar rom-tltuvntii, th?y oupht n<tt to b? r?- rfl and 1 appealed to g?ntl?t? <n on tux other nl.le; but II.? appeal wan Id vaiu. for I wa< roteJ do* n, and ?| tt? petitions ??r# received Bn? I ro?e to express my trQllm*Dt* with t'fird to thte petition. It m lm- jj, E NE MORK possible that I eould remain silent wb?a anything til "offered disrepptatful to my constituent*. I held it to be m the highest degree Insolent in * conquered people ? conquered in a war In which the Southern people contributed more than their full chare?to petition Confess for the exclaslon of a portion of the people of thi* Union from the territorie* whloh belong to n? all aa State*. Had I followed the dlotate of my feelings, I fhruld have moved to lay the petition on the table; b'it let It go. Ma. Bknton ?As the Senator from South Carolina reiterates, in the most lolemn manner, the dealaration of the ln>olenee of this petition, beaause disrespectful to hi* constituents, I desire that he shall hare an opportunity of recording his vote in oonformlty with his expressed opinions. If he do not more for the rejection or the petition, I shall aak the yeas and nays on the question of its reference Mr. C'aliiou i?(In his seat) ?I make no motion. Mr. Benton-Then 1 ask for the yeas and nays. Mr. Footc-1 beg to know from tho Senator from Delaware, whether he potasses any evidence that this petition emanated from any considerable number of the people of New Mexico ? Mr t.'i 4YTON?I can answer, that l have no doubt of the genuineness of the document?no doubt as to the fact of Its having emanated from a convention of the people of New Mexico, and that I have received several letters fiom persons with whom I have. Indeed, no personal acquaintance, but who are, undoubtedly, citl?ens of New Mexico. expressive of what I believe t) be their honest desires in favor of the granting of the prajer cf this petition. Mr. Footk persisted in hii opposition to the memorial. on the ground that there were uo proofa of its authenticity. We have no proof* that notice was given to any portion of the people of Neir Mexico, calling together tbia alleged convention. From the face of the paper,it does not appear that tin convent! n was composed of duly authorised delegates from the several parta cf the territory. Stat nominit um'tia. There ia no tubstacce in it. It ia but the a'ladow of a shade Let na lock at it a moment. (Proceed! to open the petition.) Mr. Blnton?Read the caption, air. Head the caption. Mr. Footk did read the data and part of the preamble What evidence doea this allord of the election o' delegatea to this convention There ia no evidence that any notification waa given. What newapaper gave notice, either there or tn thin country, of any such convention of the people of New Mexico, or th^t any took convention baa be?n held by the people of New Mexico, at Santa Fe or anywhere else? It doea not appear to na that any such convention was ever assembled. If it were a regular convention, why does it not so declare itaelf by the usual testimony of nuch organization ? ''We, the people of New Mexico, In convention assembled." &o. Who are tn? people of New Mexico ? Oo they include the Indians, or the unnaturalized Mexicans, or aliens, Englishmen? for 1 understand, ihere are a number of them in the territory- or who are the people of New Mexioo. as they were reprerented in convention ? This ia a apeoioua document upon its faee The question it presents is of the greatest moment. We< all know that tbe American people have been deeply agitated upon It. We have seen it?we know it and we feel it painfully, it ia a question between the North and tbe South. It involves a atruggle between them for power In such a crisis, how easy it ia for interested persons to get up this sort of political claptrap!? Shall we take every thing as genuine. ni?rely becaufe it asrumea to be so? Thin document appeara to be genuine ; bat there Is no proof to support it; still I have no objeotlon to receiving It, at all; but until it ihall appear that there waa suoh a convention of the people of New Mexico, as is assumed upon ita face, i cannot give it that respect to which an authentic document la entitled. 4'r. Whtcoti-The Senator from Dataware has Kir understood me. 1 did not Bay this was a spurious paper, nor that it was a spurious convention from wbiob It emanates. Wbat 1 did say, ?vas to express my disbelief cf this memorial emanating from tbe whole people of New Mexico. Haa the Senator any letters to show that the (emote parts of New Mexico, or any part of New Mexioo, except Santa Fe. was represented in thi? convention' The Senator will oblige me if he can give me this information. Mr Ci.avTON?The Senator has possession of all the facts which have come to my knowledge. The private letter* to me from Santa Ke. go into the disoassion of the subjects embraced in the memovial, and do not tp?ak particularly of the elements of the oonrention. The writers are strangers to me; I do not kaow en individual of them. The petition, however, comes to me with the rame evidences of its genuiDess as all other petitions, it has the same marks of authenticity as the memorial of any other oon'enti< n It is not for me to look behind the reoord. If a petition from Missouri, or anywhere else, were to come to me in this form I should have no doubt of its validity. I have no doubt, in this care, tbat it gives the mult cf a convention at Santa Ke?a convention of riticens of New Mexloo? and as suoh, it is entitled, as I conceive, to our rerpect. Mr Foots?Is there any evidence of it ia the newspapers ? Mr Cliito*- Oh! as for that, the newspapers have [Ublislied the whole prootediogs Mr ltr?K ?Did the Senator Fay that the proceedings bed been published? Mr. Claii on?I he proceedings have been printed. Hut if there is any humbug in the memorial, why not Itave it to the committee to rrpert npon tbe matter ? Mr. Wkstcott?The Senator still misunderstands rue 1 did cot declare that the paper was a forgery; I did not deny that there was a meeting at Santa Ke; I :iid not deny that it was a large and respectable meetng. I admit all that. But if it had been so styled in :be memorial, I rboull have no objection. Instead of :bat, it sets up to be the proceedings cf the people of Sew Mexico, assembled in convention. What I a*k of t e (Senator is. is there any evidence that the people of Sew Mexico were regularly represented, or represented kt all, by delegates to this convention? Mr. Ci.avton? I would refer the honorable Senator to he newspapers. They embrace all the Information hat I have. Mr. "VVkmcott? 1 have not seen anything of it in he newspapers. Mr. Ci avton?I have no other means ofinformation. 3 tit. fir, even ifthis were bnt a meeting of the people >f Santa Ke-lf one hundred, or of fifty, or of even a i >maller cumber of the people of NnwMexioo?I should .old tbkt we were bound to receive it. as it is altogether i fcectful in its terms. Mr. Hale?As this tubjrethas given rise to some delate, and as the memorial has been called an '-insoeut" thing. I do not know but that I shall subject } self to the rame charge ; (or I shall move an amendment to tbe motion of the Senator from Missouri, to tit: instructirg the committee to report a bill organises a soieinni?nt in New Mexico asrveablv to the rujer of the retitlonrrs. The Senator from Florida, Mr. Westcott) ?a;a there ban been no convention . In he meaning tf that term.' Why, air, even here in this ountry. where it 1* presumed wo know more of onventions than the people of Naw Mexleo. we re puxtled to deoide sometimes what is, and what in lot a convention. The people of New York are pretty rtli versed in conventions; yet aft?r several attempts hey failed to tend a single delegate who oould vote 1 the Baltimore National Convention South arollna. a State which knows still more of what continues a convention, sent one man *jo was enabled 0 cast nine votes; while New Vork, out of thirtylx men to which the was entitled, was not allowed te nt-t one vote. It is proper, therefore. If New Mexico n* not done tho thii.g exactly to the standard, that Le be excused. But perhaps It is a convention of the ree soil perty. (Ha! ha! ha!) or may he of the deuioiittlc party, or of the whig party, whish is also free oil,cr I am mistaken. Whatever may be the origin of he petition, is for the committee to examine and reOn That matter aside. however, we come now to he serious question presented by these petitioners, his is an agitating question, and must be settled. It |T''ot be compromised, but it must b>) settled. We iall }igt f? it here, and those who are prepared r. rote on it, ha J V * " Tot# "P?,n " ???- 'rhl8 ?"* lorial pn sehta us the .frue P atform-the democratic at form of the ' Nicholson i#tter." .The people of ew Mexico have proceeded in thi ru'r 'P.,f "r84n* e a government upon the platform of the pi?oi?oi? iter (Ha! ha! ba!) without, perhaps, having leatnCfl lat since that time "a change ban been going on in le public mind'' (Ila! ha! ha! on the whig side) ruly, sir. the result of that letter has been dl*a*trous; ut the plstfomi is not so utterly demolished that we met kirk it from under us on the first opportunity of stlcg its practicability. I move to amend the meon of the Senator from Missouri, by Instructions t? ie committee to bring in a bill organising a territorial merriment according to the prayer of the potitioners. Mr Foots? I desire not to be misunderstood. The snator from New Hampcbire, has gone into a variety ' matters, and has entertained the Senate very n^oc'n. h? meaning of a convention Is well understood. It oes not appear that this oonvention of Nr* Mexlci as of thai character which would entitle it to be reunited M a convention. Mr. Foot? illustrated that irty gatherings called csaitBUot', were very deoepve For Instance, there was the Buffalo Convention, iprerented as the most multitudinous ever assembled 1 the United States; so large that one would conclude lat It represented nine-tenths or the people of Amerli, though the Senator from New Hampshire, had the >r?*lgbt and sagaoity to withdraw his name from its :(Trages for the Presidency or Vice Presidency. How Id it turn out? On the day of trial, it was not able > command one single ileotoral vote. All Is not gold >at glitters. Mr. Foote denied that the petition was i accordance with the Nicholson Utter. That letter tnirs the power of Congress to legislate upon thesubct of slavt ry at all Tne memorial prays Congress to gislute fr r the exclusion of slavery. He objreted to .e petition on another ground. It asked Congress to ^rrivM th#? Slat* nf IVyi?a rtf hop (nat rlirhtatn thia tar. toiy it New Mexico lie ooul'l not believe that any ?p*ctable portion of the people of New Mesl?v> hail ttc.hl. il at any time to il,-,,rive, by their ant, tha tate of Texan of )xr ju.?t claim. He nhotild. h?w??er, ?le tor tbc motion to fcfer, an 1 wa* ready at all tinted, i M Tote to meet. Mm ie? pon nihility to tbe people. Mr. lit mii.*? Have the ay.a and no*g litea culled ] tbe motion to ! Mr I<i ?k?Tbe Si nator from Now Ilimp^birn with:? wf h'e mrtion, Mr H ai.k? I to S. uator ha* liatti speaking with me, id hr I tie not ttt.h to prejudge tb<- <{iieetion at the uodary < f Texan, I wi ndiaw tbe motion to am ud : tbi? time. Ayes and Die* ordered on Mr. Benton'i motion to fer and [tint tbe ineinoilal, Tbo Secretary Tv?t nb'Htto proceed with the call. h>>n Mr ('ii iioitw roue, and fa d li? itboald go for tbe mo )>l for tbw k?ues which be livi (jtveo 1)? con W YO rWO F.DTTTON SATTT1 tarred entirely In the remarks of the Senator from Florida, and of the Senator from Mississippi He believed that it la memorial waa an imposition; he did not bell?T<i It to b? a petition from the people of New Mexico an affirmed; he ihoold therefore give his rota in the affirmative The Secretary proceeded with the oall, and finding Mr. Allen, Mr. Benton, and others rating in the affirmative, Mr (alhoan begai> to suspeot that there was something wrong, and rose again to hit feet. Mr. Calhoun?1 understand the motion in to reject. Mr Benton?Never, sir; never. Mr. Calhoun? I so understood it. Mr. Bheese? The motion is to refer and print. [The call was proceeded with to the end.Vvir Calhoun not answering till it wan finished in order to be sure tbat all was right. He tben v< ted In the negative. It was a clear care: the New Mexicans had evidently surrounded Mr. Calhoun, and taken htm by surprise, lie was sadly puzz'ed to oomprehend how abolitionism had crept away down into New Mexico. He was ready for anytblDg but that ] The motion of Mr. Benton was agreed to, 33 to 14. CALIFORNIA. Mr. Doi-<ilai< moved the following amendment to his L alifornla bill. The reader will recollect that the bill provides to Include New Mexico and California in tbe State ol California; to liave two judicial districtsone in New Mexico, one in California, fco. [amendment J Sac. ft.?And le it further enacted, tlmt the district Jndgea, attorLeju. ard marai als herein provided to lie appoiuted, aiencreby authorized ai d empowend to lay off iciid territory intoelection districts, tor the election ot delates to a convention to form a constitution lor said State of California, and toappor?k? tfce Lumber of delegates to paid districts, accruing tj tin number of voters in each, according to the best inlVrmati a thiy may lie able t* obi a n; to pit write the tine and places of holding ta d el' ctions, and to designate the persona who ana.ll oonduct tl.e same; aud also to prescribe the time and pi see for the aatcmblii.g ol riiid convention. Sic. 0.- And bo it farther enacted, that n'l o'tiiens of the United S'aea, resident within the limits of s?id territory, ctnbrui iig all Mexican citiions alio have become fit /en? of tha United dtates, uudtr the till usiiele ot the treaty referred to in the first section ol this act, shall l.e entitled to vo'e at taidelootionof delegates to the cona'itutional eouventiou ; provide that no i?rsru ahall vote at raid clectim exc pi white male inhibitautH. who shall have attaiLed the age ef twtnt> one years. Mr. Doi'glash moved that the hill and amendment be referred to the Committee on Territories and print?*d. Mi- n, n,t? a vtii r.>- ?i,- .. .1 ?? State always went to the Committee on the Judiolary. Mr. Dorci.AKs Jiint the custom bad been otherwise in the House ; but that he had no pride upon the subject. Referred, as understood, to the Committee on the Judiciary. Various petitions were presented, and some other business considered, of no general Importance; when, on motion, the Senate adjourned. THt'HauAT, December 14, 1848 Weather chill and cloudy. Kewr visiters at the Capitol. Mr. wefstkr in his place to-day. Prayer Journal. On motion, it was resolved that wheu the Souuto adjourn, it tliall be to meet again on Monday next. census OK I860 Mr Cameron reported a bill providing for theserenth census or enumeration of the people of the United States. Referred to a selest committee. ha I lru ad across the pais OK panama ? mr. IIKNTON's HILL. Mr. Benton, from the Committee ou Military Afl'.t:r?, to which tad been referred the petition of Messrs. Arpinwall, Stephens Cbauncey, and others, of Nuw York, reported the following bill:? a rill 10 make compensation tor the transportation ok troops and sufi i.ik8, r( * a lihitcu time, om r the isthmus of panama. Be itenacted, Sic . Ttist the Secretary of the Navy br>, ?n'l lie I.eicby is. authoilzed Ud diicoted lo cuter iutoa contract ia boLalf ol the governn.ent of the United Sta'cs, f ir a ]>eiio<l nut exceeding twenty years, with Wi.ham 11. Aspinwall, John L. StcI hens and Henry Lhauncey, all of the city of Mew, for the uuntp< nation by He?m, ol naval and army supplies, including troi'is, munitions ct war, Army, naval and public stores, the mails if the United States, and all persots in its em|h jmoat, to and fr?. over a railroad to be construetoil by them and their ssoeiaU-s aeioss U.e Isthmus of Fanaua, from tlie Atlantic to the l'auific oeean. Frovided, That the annual sum ta be paid for such transportation, ihal) not tjtoscd three luuitl.s of the amount now stipulated by law lo be paid lot tbe t'asportation of the mails aloue from Mw Vtrk to Liverpool; aid, provided, also, that no payment nnder such contract, shall be made, nntil said railroad shall be so lar sdvsi eed as to permit said transportation across ths Isthmus of I'ani ma wholly by st< am p wer: and. provided further, that the contract to be made in pnnuance of this act, shall re<juire the said railroad to te commenced wltnln o?e ymr I rem the date of sanl contract, 'and to bs completed within three yoais from the At the irn>tauce ?f Mr. Calhoun, the bill wm read. Mr. Bkm on m< ved that the subject be mad* the special order lor Monday next, as it was desirable to pas* the bill speedily. Mr. Camkrou was opposed to an early day fora bill of such T*st impoitanee as this. It is a measure which proposes to give a monopoly of great power into the bauds of one or two individual!* of the city of New York before the publio generally know any thing of tte obarsoier of the enterprise He would prefer that the country should be first informed upon th? subject btftre the passage of the bill, in order to see what effect a healthful competition would have in reducing the tfries oi ibis contract. The so*ieme. upon it? face proc-lfes the mof t immeDFe prolits of any enterprise ever undertaken upon the face of the earth, and it would be | well that we aot in the premises with great dellbera- t tlon. The right of way? Mr. Jeiferkon Davis?The right of way has already j been secured by treaty. In a charter for uu years. Mr. Cameron? I am aware of that. sir. Mr. Davis?The right of way is proposed to bs secured to this company for twenty yearn, according to the terms of their memorial. It is desirable that the act should be passed speedily, in order to give the contractors an opportunity of commenoing the work the coming j ear before the rainy reason. Mr. Cameron said be should not discuss the question; but be thought a measure like this ought not to be pushed through so rapidly as suggested, became the contract embraced a large appropriation, or prospective payments, from the government, lor the payment of expends. Mr. Benton?The Senator from Pennsylvania ought to know, as we all know, that we learn nothing of a Mibject while it ltns upon the table, it is only when we take it up to discuss it that we know anything about it. That's what we propose to do We di not prr.pore to push the bill through on Monday next. It if not In the power of one Senator to precipitate the action of the Senate. Our objeot is to get the bill on < the way- to break ground upon it?to begin with It? j to band the subjectover to the Sena'e. Mr Cash row wa? satisfied with the explanation, i ard withdrew his objection. Hill m..l. tVw. .n oial nr.l.r fnr M r. <wt * ...? I Mr. Unomwoonhoped the bill wonld be printed. ' Mr. Bs.kton?The printing follow*, of course. i ' Mr I'fintmooii moved also that the memorial and , j other papers on the subject be printed. Agree i to. rniT orricc iccouhti. ] Mr. Updkrwood moved a reconsideration of the uio- ( tlcn tc punt the pott ofllce report and its accompany- 1 Id# PubMillnry pap?ri>. He explained his reason to be < this?that while the iudividuals to whom uiauy items ' of expenditures are paid, are designated, neither the I strvice, ncr the equivalent rendered, is mentioned, I leaving us all in the d*rk na to the objects or these incidental expente* The accounts. In this shape, were ' utinly useless. For instance. we have an item of *1 KO to Mr. Grund $4.00 to Mr. Forney, acd f>K'. to >s (iales and Seatrn ; but there 1s no atatement lor wliat d tervice these items were paid. He new moved the reconsideration of the printing for suota accounts were t tif elejs ; sod, at some early day, he shoald introduce ? s joint rest lotion providing that the reverat depart- ? meets, in rendering their accounts, shall not only u specify the items of their expenses, but the object* for b which they ore paid out. o DEATII Or MR IIMKI. tl A mrrssge was teceived from the House, annexion- a log the pioctedings of that body in re?peot to the me- * mory ol the late Alexander D Simma, a member of the , d Hcure. from the State of South Carolina. i t' Mr. Bitlkr, afUr the reading of the resolutions of e the Home, rcce in his place, and delivered a narrative of the life, character ?nd services of the deceased and R a commentary upon his good qualities ?nd acoom- tl pllatinunts. which was at once modest, generous, sim- 1 ? pie auu eloquent, and concluded by moving the usual * resolutions. " Acd agreeably thereto, the Senate at once adjourned. ~ And, in consonance with the reqaUition of an antece- h dent resolution, the Senate was announced by the Vice ? ftt Ho stand adjourned till Monday next. < >louse of Representative*. Thursday, Dec. 14,184S. call fok mroaMATien. '1 On motion of Mr. Botts, it was resolved that the m Secretary of the Treasury be Instructed to furni>-h the T House with a statement of the amount of coal Import- ! i1 ed tinder the tariff of 1846, and the amount of revenue derived from the name; also, the amount of coal lm- cl ported under the act of 1843, and the amount of re- n venue derived therefrom. ti Mr Khiu moved tha/ when the House adjourn, it ei be to Monday next; but t'<e motion waa disagreed to. 1' death 0>' tiif. IION. A. D. SIMMs. 1 Mr Wallace, of South Carolina, aroee and spoke as fi follow* | ti Mr. Speaker? I rlie to call the attention of this honor- * able liody to the late afflictive dispensation of Divine t< Providence, which has deprived thl* House of one of Its most useful members, and the State of South Caro- ft Una of a mush valued and honored citlien. Oathe f> 16th of November last, In the forty-sixth year of hi* v age. the Hcnorahie Alexander Dromgoole SI mms breath- (I td bla last at King's Tree, Williamsburg dlstrlot, In i ti that tate. lie died. sir. surrounded by hia friends, in t) the midst of the people whom he represented so ably and i t faithfully on this floor. The apprcaeh of d-'nth even <* when his fatal dart is pointed at age and inllrmity. is ' s fo revolting to the mind as alirsys to l>e terrible; but it i k ia calculated to Impress us with feelings of more than , j oi?itiury solemnity whi>n the blow falls on the y.m.ig, l< in tlir strength of manhood full of hope and promli?, ( tl ai d he Is stricken down bsforo our eye*. A f<*w days tl clIj haie pA*?*d sIdcs our honorable friend ?eciplfJ that M at, with dl*tingui*li 'd hotior to himself and aJ- si \antage to the country, lie was in the prime of life, h in tbe fall vigorof heatlli aud in? nb?od and apparent <f a wilh a long :iiid hont.rable career of ui-efulnties in Ml i n path ot life fc?f're him; but when least look* J for Ither u (j- hiirm-1 f or Irie uds, " the silver cord is loosed," the /i pitcl?r brok<n at thefumtaln "an.l he ealtnly el.vpi /, unaii tuib< d and nnmov. d by the mde blasts ofltie \ Hom.Kf tile.In tbe uairow bouse appointed for all the i llvini: The aw In) d> pern stion of Uivln-t PrJvldinoe s is not only ??f cOD??qneuce to the dead, to tbe Imtnor- n lal d>nliy if onr oepatted Irli-nU. but it I* full of in- a ' fM ard instruction to tb* living also I*. most fhrol- p ?u ki lial ai.u uu./ vm ?4i kakwj, %; , n KK * EtDAY, DECEMBER 16, tha weak tenor* of existence. and the destruction of buoin ambltian and hopes, and that " in the midst of life we are In death " Mr. Slmmii wu a native of Virginia. and waa born In the county of Brunswick, in the jear 1(03. in lH'i.'l, he graduated at Union College, In the State of New York goon after the completion of his collegiate course, be read law with hla friend and relative, Gen Dromgoole, late a distinguished member of thia honorable body from Virginia. In 1H20, he removed to Darlington Congressional district, In tbe State of South Carolina, and in lS'JO wax admitted to the practice of law In tbe courtH of that State, and toon rote to eminence in bla profession, in the practice of which he continued until 1840, when he wan returned a member of the General Assembly of South Carolina, in which service he continued until 1X41, whrn he was elected to Congress. His constituency, among the most intelligent of the State, pronounoed their approval of tbe manner in which his duties wer? discharged, by electing him twioe to the same station. Tbe last election took place but a few days before his death Mr Simms wa* a statesman of the State rights school and bis public life at all times was dlttingulshed by mncb ability and inflexible integrity, and his conscientious discharge ol every duty was in striat confojiul'y with the true republican faith Of the departed, It maybt strictly said, he was a faithful friend, a true patriot, an honest nan and citizen. But it has pt?arrd an all wine Providence to remove him hence ; and while we bow humble resignation to the will ol Him who holds tbe destinies of Individuals and nations ill his bands, at th? una tlm? uru < ???> l.nt fVcl the lcrs of a citizen of such worth as indeed a public calamity. * In cu't-r that rultable and appropriate honors may be paid to the memory of the distinguished dead, Mr. Wallace offered a resolution expressing the sorrow o the lloutc for the event and to wear crape on the arm fcr thirty days. A s a further mark of respeot. the Houie adj)uraid until to morrow. The Negotiation lor the Purchase of Cuba sl'ain. [Correspondence of the Morning Chronicle ] Makrid, Nov. 14 1S48. The article of the Xew Ytrk Herald, respecting th' cession of Cuba to the United States, which was copied into the Morning Chronicle of the 7th instant, ha< created rem* ftir here, and the government is rilled upon on all rides to give a prompt and c miplete contradiction to it. The Eijtana, which is Modirado but not ministerial, says on this subject:? " The London journals, the Globe anl Morning Chronicle, lefeiring to the New York Herald, a periodical of the I'nited States, talk of certain grave negotiations which are said to be pending respecting our pucious and most faithful island of t uba. We suppese the assertions of the Anglo-Am. ?*< "in journal to be evidently false, and perhaps divulged with a sinister object; but we believe it to bo our duty to call the attention of the government to them, in order that, if It consider it necestary and fitting, as we do. It m?y cause them to be contradicted in the minisierial papers in a full and official manner. Were we the government, we would even contradict them in the (ia:e(i?." The Htpeelador takes the same decided tone. It ihjs:? The New York Herald of the 20th October xpeaks with much detail of negotiations entered upon by the United states, in order to obttln the ce.-sion of the island of Cuba, making proposals which, accorling to the fRine paper have not been very badly reoeivel by the Spanish government We hasten to publish so etrnn^e an announcement, in order that It may be contruau'tea wun all dun formality. In spite of the reputation enjoyed by the journal to which we refer, *e cannot give crtdit to a thing which hiw no ap prarance ot truth in it." We shall see what answer the government will make to these appeals. The probability ii that a full contradiction will be given to the statement of the Amerloan jrurual, and that the very idea of alienating no magnificent a possession. will be indignantly scouted Afy information, nevertheless, inducts me to believe that the A'm? York Herald was essentially correct, though the publication of I he fact* may rather tend to mar the f'uljilnietit of brother Jonathan's wishes for I he oresent. Not but teat there are some who, being convincd that sooner cr later Cubn mutt be lost to Spain, would thluk It wire to realize as much an they can for it; but thin is not the general feeling. which is quite opposed to the alienation of any portion of the Spanish dominions: witness the uproar raised when our government wanted to purobwre the trumpery (standi ot Fernando I'o and Annabon, some years slnoe. The state of relations with England might however induce some to enter into tht-se American views, who would not do so othtrwlie; and certain it is, from what I now learn, that the Ntw Ytrk Herald appears to be borne out In what it has stated on the subject, whatever may be said as to the prudwnoe of malting the matter publto at btich a stage. Madrid, Nov. 15, 19-18. The Narvaei Cabinet has responded to the appeal mile to it on the Cuba affairs in the way I anticipated. Tkt Guzette contains the following statement on the subject. It says "In some of the New Vork jourbi-Ip. the fcttleie.) cf which have been republished by the English papers, a negotiation is spekeo of as entered upoti in Madrid between the Spanish government and the North American Minister, with the object that Spain should cede the i6land of Cuba to ths United States, for a turn of money. Although so absurd a pitce rf news sufficiently contradicts itself, nevertheJets, in order to thwart the designs wbioh its author* and propagators bad proposed to themselves, we think it right to declare, being duly authorized for the same, that this newt is absolutely destitute of all founda- 1 tion " 1 The Heraldo says ?''An Anglo-Amerioan journal? the New York Herald? has published a long artlole, in which it minutely relates the negotiation commenced 1 by the Government of the United States with that of 1 Spain for the cession of the island of Cuba Accord- I ing to the American paper, these negotiations have 1 been very favorably received by the Spanish govern- ] meet, and are about to terminate, by means ot a pay- < ment to Spain of a sum which is calculated at about < one hundred and fifty millions of dollars. The clroum- 1 static* of the Anglo- American papers being famous, 1 throughout the world, for the false news and ' which they delight to propagate, adorned with a thou- i rand details, intended to give them an appearance of ( truth, would aluiost absolve us from the duty of con- ? tradieting this about the island cf Cuba: but, as it ' ni p* ars to have pioduoed a certain impression upon | * the foreign journals, it is our duty to declare explicit- I * ly, that it is altogether false; that no one tas mule to | I the Spanish government the ridiculous proposal of i * Its putting up lor sale, as if it were a useless piece of t Turiiituie, one of the best parts of our territory inhabited by Ppanlardsj and that if any one had mtde t luch a proposal, he would probably be answered that, * rather than consent to tho separation of Cuba from the mother country, Spain would expend her lait re- h iocrces, and would sbei the blood of her bast sons 1 Ibe false news of the Anglo-American journal has irobably no other origin than the sinister intention* P il the bsd Spaniards residing in the United States, 1! tho appear to obey a foreign influence, la seeking, by r ill possible means, te effect the ruin of mn flnnritiiU^ i port esilon. and which contrast*, in no admirable a ' * unnt-r. with the tuined foreign colonies of the Carib- ' b >eanrea." | tl The idea of the ''foreign influence," which ao haunt* (i he imagination of certain parties hare, being rmploj- a d in piomoting the cent-ion of Cuba to the United i o tate*, la one that may go down here, but will acaroely ? 0 po anywhere oIf?. i a the American paper* will, no donbt, in due time, : e eplv to these downright deniala of the offloiai and | ' rki rfflelal papers. The latter, however, in ita escea* u f aeal, makes the A>ir 1 ork Htrald say a groat deal 1< lore tban it did. and makes It talk of the negotiations o eing about to terminate, and the price already agreed a' n; whereas it only apokn of the opening of negotia- I o: Ion*, which It supposes hate slnee made some pregress, nd espreised its own opinion that it would be worth ! w bile to give such and such a price for the ialand, pru* al 1 ntlj adding that the Cubans would be but too happy tl 0 take the burthen of it on tbemselvee, in caae they ntexed into the naw partnership. The hieJ'erAr Htrald. It should be noticed, did not tT ttrmpt to disguise the source from whioh it* inform*- V ion was derived, but stated that It came "from the ildat of the diplomatic circles In Madrid, among whom D List the only mean* of ascertaining the existence of j ach negotiation*, beyond the bureaux of the two T ;vernments concerned In the affaT." We shall pro- J ably hate some further revelations on the subject, 1 though the Interest of American diplomacy is doubtiss to hush the matter up ai muoh as possible. [Correspondence of the London Times.] Madrid, Not. 12, 184S. The government has caused a denial to bs given to le statement in the A'etr York Herald, relative to the , liege d tale of the island of Cuba to the L' nltad State*, he Gazttlt of to-day?in its non-offlclal part, how- " fer--contradict* It in tha following manner ' ' In cettain journal* of the city of N?w lork-art.1- " les of mhicu have been copied in the I'.ngllsh paper*? " it alien is made of a negotiation opened in Madrid be- 1* Keen the Spanish government and the North Ameri ill MiuisU r, mp< cting the cession by spain of the land of Cuba to the United.statenfor a run of money, hough so absurd a statement la prove I in the Terjr " ici i f it to be false, yet, in order to fr.istrata the in- *' : ti< na flf those who have inventedand propagated it, Dl c think it necesnary to deolara,being duly autbori/.od > do 10, that It is absolutely void of foundation." J" It.e Htraldu still more itrongly contradict* til'* tat? went. It say*, that the w?ii known eh%racter for *' lUtlxod which distinguished the American p*per-< '] ouid render a dental unnecessary, were It not that an IT'Otwa* produced thereby in foreign newspapers: Lat no cne ever made so rldiouions a proposition; an<l ' but Spain would make every sacrifice rattier than '* raftni to the aeparaikn of the !*land of Cuba It *, Jos. the statement originated with certain " bad I Mitiardsresidirg in the Ui ited, who appear to 01 e uiidtr foreign intluecc* and who desire, by eTery ' * rsnble n.ears. to bting about the ruin of the flourish- 1 , ;g eolocy which presents so adnirHbla a contrast with 1 ' be lUlntd coiomet of other* In the sea of the An- ! lie*." H'i Ik rtftrrnet to tki'i. Itkall wre/y ?<r v. I kit Ik* fort tali din Iht .lufiiiu?i m km wi'Mioned Htrr ?o/.ir (j at k at Jltiifuil Iml. u?i< by a pe.ion irhn utiyueWioAly hud riollmt e/;p>rnrrM'y ?/ Lnnwing ill curvedrsl. or nlhn u,it?, cwrf, a* / am infaruitd. in a w inner ? hick ikow?4 hill* duubt in Iht mind of Iht ptrtnm T" J rin if i?. inui iiit aiugta negotiation not only u> it on ?nl but vat not without a c Am the > f Icing rtalizrd n Villi rr-piet to ll)? ilt-nlkl inthn oOlrUl orjaa Had Hi * cmtiin. ul collrKgun, onu m*y *?j- th4t ?hea the ? trtlin denial* (n the CorUm, mUMv* to the lVnp%nl ^?nl?t.f. and otter trill-* of Lbu kind ar? r)ai?mb?r?d, , * ?l?o ihr tubs* nu?iit d*??.o*i)reH lu the m*?r?t eocm ; Oi.rt* trr tbut bun bf?o published, the tf?r??r*l vat i? il-Mw.. at* a: It ?,(M| * I ERA 1848. Hporting Intelligence. I.nnum Auoniiiui Racaa ? EcLIMB Coubik.? 1 Fourth Day ? Yesterday. the fourth day'a raae over the Kclipre Course wurun for the Orleans Koum I'late, which brought togteher Mary Bowen and Jenny Llnd. ] The race was at two mile brat* The day waa exeeedIngljr cold and unpleasant- the wind blowing fresh from the northwest. The track wan muddy and heavy, owing to A hard rain of the night previous. In fact It waa sprinkling in the city up to 11 o'clook. A M.? 1 three boura before the time cf starting. The attendance waa email?rery email indeed, a* might have been expected from the state of the weather. Mary Bowen won the race with sunh apparent ease, that a description of the running in unnecessary It may he well enough however, to state that, from the t me the entries were known, Mary wa* the favorite, and at the time of starting two to one wu freely laid upon her. j We close our report with the following summary :? KHinAV.Deo 1.?The Orleana House Plate,of ViOO? | Kntiance. 10 per cent, added?Two mile beats?a and j 4 yeara old to carry the regular weight, 8 years old to carry over 100 lbs. A. Ltcomte & Co 'a cb. m Mary Dowen, by imp Leviathan, dam hy Stockholder 6 j. o 1 1 Jas A. Valentine's b. hi Ji nny Llnd, by imp. Olencoe, out of Bet?cy Malone. .5 y. o 2 2 ! Tine. 4:20?4:27. Fifth /)<fy.? Yesterdiy wan the lifth day'J *port, or the Kail meeting, c n th< hclipse Course The race was for the Jock-y Club Purse of $t!00-entrance. ten per cent added? lour mile hi a's. The entries were. Charmer and Ken-cue. '1 he day wa? fine, the attendance numerous ; but tbe track continued heavy. A few very pretty ladies graced the stand. Betting wai r?- j markabiy brisk, although in the cour?e of the torenoon the wind of popular t:ivor veevo.l rouui from Cbarmtr to Itevenue On Kriday evening and yester- i day morning, up to a short time previous to the jockey* ! mounlirg, Cliaruier was the favorite : her bankers freely oflered three to two on her. and lu some ini-tancc*. we believe, two to one was given But as we i have already Intimated, immediately preceding tint j race, the friends of the horse opened their parse strings taking whatever odds they could get and timlly ^oi u ; It freely on him even. Both uI.'H looked cl.-an nu<l ill good condition J-'irit Hint ? At the tap there was a good start, R? V( nuc leading elf. Charmer following cliee in Ira track, and her jockey pulling her up. at indeed lieveuue's ! jockey was him : they thus cautered round the first mile. They quickened their paon in the run home. | the first mile lievenue leading in ahead They trailed round the second mile an they did the first, Revenue maintaining the post of hobor, and, after a brisk run down the fourth quart< r. palling in ahead. Tile fir<t and tecond quarter of the third mil.* was gone over In the t-ame Jim-along-.losey fashion: in the third quarter Charmer brushed boldly up to the horse. with the will, if not the capanity, of p^seing him . th* latter she proved not to poeses ; for Me venue shook h?r olT, | and in a manner that gave renewed confluence to his . friend a : he passed I u an before, ahead. They entered on the fourth mile aud went through the fleet and 1 second quarter in a trail: in the third, Charmer'* rider ! put the persuaders to her. but Mill tihe could not hlMI the horce : they bad a da hlng run from the fo-irth quarter, but Hevenue o.irne in a couple of lengths ahead, thus winning the the first heat Till,B:0Q j The backers of lievenue now became clamorous for b? ts. freely offering four to one on him. and at th:l I edds fousd bat few takers y<cond JUat.? They had a fine start f ir the second beat. Keveuuo led cfT but Charmer followed close up They thus panned over the 11 rst quarter. Oa entering the second, Charmer, with her rider, wee seen suddeu- | ly to fall--a clrcurastanoo which called furth a loud and simultaneous burt-t of regr?'t. No one knew what injury the rider or home bad sustained. The anxiety to learn it was. therefore, very great. The hoy was scon seen to rise, but the mare di'.l not till some time.j afterwards it appears that she tumbled right into the ditch against the fence of the course, and had sorae difficulty in extricating hcrrelf. She rose, after some time, covered over with mud but without sustaining any injury in her limbs. Her eye was badly, but not | seriously. it wculd seem. hurt. The jockey of lievenue. in the mean time, cant?red round the track the j four n>i!es. the judges marking the time?13 00. It wis ' changed, that the accident to Charmer was caused by j foul play on the part of the jookey of Revenue. The judges investigated the charge, eolar as it came bulore . them, and decided tha t it failed, altoc-ther, their own 1 unanimous opinion being, that there were no grounds j whatever for it ; they therefore decided that Revenue | Mavi nvu hue tauv, a uc iwiium u? in II1U PUUllll.iiy . | ^ Vifth day?Saturday. Dsn 2 ? Jockey ('lob Tor*" of $0t'0?Kr.trance, ten per cent., added. Kour mile ho At a W II. Jo*>oson's b. b Revenue, by Trustee; d<ttu by Kir Charter ; 0 year* old 1 1 AV. N. Rogers' b f. C'turmer, by Ulencoe ; dam Betsy M alone ; 4 years old 'i Jis N. O. Picayune, Dec. 3. Louisiana Associatiox RirM.-Gi'Liros CouanK ? The recend day's race over the Kulipse Course proved that the " knowing ones" didn't know "aothlag "? Of thy entries?natuely. Voucher, .ttolu* and a l.evl atban filly? A'.oius wan the favorite against the fluid, at odds cf two to one upon him, and thus the butting stood up to the hour of starting The odd* wore ta krn almostas freely as they were offered. and the con sequence Is that a considerable "pile'' changed htu U The day was not vety pleasant; warm enough, h:>w ever, but considerably overcast and threatening rain Tho erudition of the course was (lightly improved from what it was the day previous, but still it was far from being In flrst rate order for quick time. The attendance, we should say, was only tolerable. But to the race. At the call of th? bugle, the nags came up anl at the signal all got away with a fair (.tart?Voucher eading, with .Kolas second; the running, up to the Srst three quarters cf the first mile, being what might be called an easy rate. At this point the field was prettily strung out?Voucher ahead. .V.olui second, ind the Leviathan third?there being about a length indahaif between Mollis and the other two. Kiom here to the score, the position was but ilig'itly varied. u, fin r>?.?tn<F tt.? -I! I Dl r? ? n ?? *U,V " "" urot 11 vujjwmtJl . f I'liat i(>, A'W 1 uh ?tl closer up on the WajDer colt, ,, shile the Leviathan tilly was just about holding her , mn with the prey. Away they went on the secoad j nile, in K*H*it style, and the running on the bank v' trctch wan certainly very pretty, the tilly pushing I'.oluM, atd ACoIvs doing the Mine to V'ouoher But b) it the half-mile pout the colt showed well , ihead. and even elicited bets?which were readily tlen?that he would win the heat. And. sure enough, ie did, quite handily, in 3 minutex and 40'.; seconJi. " Now it was that the "knowing ones" found out that J hey dldn t know "nothing at all All at once It L, lai discovered that ./Koltm wa? rather "talked up '' cd the opinion that Voucher wnti rnce hor? and J" ardtobeat, wm abont as suddenly made known ? 1? Int we must proceed. The reecod heat, though It ended as It wa? well sup- * osfd It would, was rendered very exciting by a 1 ittle accident, and one which nigh*, hare changed the ftult of the race very materially. After a fair start, II the ?ags went heartily to werk, and the first mile 'as finished in gallant style, every one doing the best could to win. Bnt as they entered the second mile, ! . be boy on Voucher was reun to jostle and lose his tat, and for a moment it was feared he would fall Ilut way be went, as If shet out of a howltier, giadually * pening the gap between himself and his pursuers.? verv one supposed the boy unable to hold hi* horse. nd it was considered a runaway scrape. While all yes were turned towards Voucher, the mystery was ,'j uddenly explained, by one of the stable boys picking p. just In front of the public stand, a stirrup with the ather attached. This had been broken by the boy . n Voucher, at the timo It was feared his rider was . bout to fall. And this accounts for the extra running d the part of the game little eolt. I j But before we could take down these notes, the heat s over,'and the race finished. Voucher was out ? bead, In three minutes and forty seconds, -Kolus and te Leviathan filly being distanced. IIMM1RT. Wmtnint, Nov. 20 ?Association Purse. $000?Knatce, ten per cent, added-two mile heats. I f j 'm J. Miner's b c. Vouchor, by Wagner, out of it imp Britannia, ijr.o 1 1 u, uncan F. Kenner'sgr g A'.olvs, by Grey Medoc, n dam by Imp. Lavlathaa, 6 y. o 3 die n , . B (ioldsby's ch f. by Imp. Leviathan, ont of I }; Mary Jones, by Imp Barefoot, 4 y. Sdls <;, Time, 3:4l*H?3:47. ! u S. O. Picayune, Nov. 30. ' f u Si THREATENED BLOCKAI1K OF CANTON BY THE AMK- '* ICAN8.?A letter lrom Canton, ol 27th September, _ rratee a disagreement between the imperial oommlsoner at Canton, and Mr. Davis, the American envoy lere. The circumstances are as follows .?" The new . mrw of Canton, who affects a supercilious bearing .. iwards all foreigners, and refused some months mo. > grant an interview to tha Spanish ambassador. hu ?.n >ntrlved to pet into an awkward squabble with tha , ( inistrr of tha 1'nited States. Kor nomt time the Tremor refuted to tlx a day for receiving Mr. Davie, '' ad when be at last appointed <>ne, be did so while that , ot| int'eman wan ab*?nt at Maoao Mr. Dart#, as soon i tha Intimation was conveyed ta him. aent word that ? wonld wait on hi* excellency at the tlaa appointed, od left Macao without delay, bat was retarded In hi* I P rogress up the river by contrary wind', and reacted | ' anton a Jay ten late. Ma sent an explanation and ^ ifrepsion of his regret to the governor. (Sen), ra- 1 ' ueatlng that anoth-r day might be (lied. To this ap- *c ilcatlon an answer was returned of so insolent a tenor. tat Mr. Davis i'eem*d It lnadml<aibla, and returned with a note to tba following tffect:?11 aii?ll wa't a ! w day* more for an apology, and, If that i? withheld, ? remains for me to decide whether at onoe to blockade L le river, er proceed to the northward to se? what 1 A in do th?re. The I'ljnKUth and Preble, (snip' of- ' ar.) now h< re and the Ohio, linr-of>battle ship ; th? . olphln. 10 gnn brig ; and the Priacet>n. K-rtly existed. alT rd ample m>ta< to enforce my . tmatUs ' Londun ATeu'S jv ! Coast Fprvky ?Tlir report of the ?m?rtnten- 1 ?nt ot the ConM Survey, mbmitt'-d to Congrats ! n Titer day la?t, *bo?a that ? n- e 1SH there h>u< N>?n | r ver< d l.y the trl??)Ko!?tii n 17 655 squi.e itllas; iiy | gj, be tcpo|iirj,hic?l surveys with the plane table. U ?Im j pj llUl- At A m r. of hol'rt lln* Hfli TUll Of 7.17'J C4 >IW?; nr.(I by lb* fdun.tlcj* 2<> OM m '*1*, of tj, ihich NU'.M w*r* p'?r.r fully i *T-?hi?r? cT ?*? totk. Thtc ? nik h?? km to thf following S'.mUn rt?iii?, js?w IlkBrrhiri'. Matf aoUu^i tU lltipJ* l?l?n I, loBc^ctlrnt, N>w^ VyJr.Tw-w J. r-?-y, r? n r-ytv*nU )tl(wit?, Mtrjilkti) Vnjt nl?, Snrtb <'?r >lu st rh " Kft'lll:*, (IPOIKIA, VlflMlppl. I.oui-u in T" rd T*JV.? ffiitivn*'. In'rlligfif , Jttc, 15. 1/ D/ TWO CENTS. Conrt of Urneral Srwiloni. Before tb? Krooidtr and Aldvrmva A<Um??nd KohUr, Dl cliHiri 16 ? PUa of Guillu ? William fohnaon lid John McCoy, Indiotrd for grand larceny. for itMlinn pair* stockinfn. valned at MO. trom Hobart Toules. on the let of October la*t Stoee making tha affidavit* on which the Indictment for grand tweeny wax bated, the complainant lias made other affidavit!, Mating that he eould not (wear that the good* were taken at one time Tha plea of guilty of petit lareeny wan therefore accepted, and the prlaoner* ware aantenced to the penitentiary for *1? month*. Tiial for Jiiiault and liatitry.?Thomas King *U called to trial, charged with committing an assault and battery on Patrick McOrain, on the 'iSth Of November iaet. McOrain and King were hath engaged a* foal'cartmcn. and were hauling ooal front a tmmI to the jard of th<-ir employer, when tome dispute aroee in sonsequence of McOrain endeavoring to drtvaahaad Cf King. The dispute suhne jueut'j led to blow*, and it wan in testimony that the defendant struik the eomplninant across the arm with a stick, called a dumping slat. At the end of the atfiay. VlcGrain's arm waa found to be broken. The defence let up was, that the a?ault wu committed in self-defence. The jury found a verdict of guilty, but recommended the prisoner to the mercy of the court. Judgment will b? given to-morrow Grand /.arictiu on the Fu e Pi;/*/*. ? A woman named Mary Anu Sir.ith. wan put upon her trial, oharged with grand lerceny, in Mealing a pocket book containing mailylll/O. Vmtin 1 {>-fTion while at a house of drrstituti n. at 87,Si Otange Mr?et on the 27th of November 'art The cemplalnnnt, HeflTron. being sworn stated that, on the night of the 27th of November, l^viu jut t ocme it to the city, from ttie N.'W York and Krl Hallrrad. where he had, for h long time, been a', work he went into Orange stiect to look lor lid^inj >. an I found abed at the bruie nbove mer.tioned Prison* birimi' bis companion for the night, but left the rT"n io fri qoently ae to excite his sn.picions At lenjit'i, be Rfcer'ained that she <a< at work at hi1* pantilotni which hong upon the bed post, whereupon he spran* rp and felxcd her She immediately threw h?*r?elf upon (he bed, with her face dosmwnrds :a tu.'Me ensu- d, when he sseeriatncd that she hid bis Doeketbook iri her hand ; hn fail'<1 to obtain possession of it, but secured tha door, and went to tha window and called for a poliainim. who toon fame to hla assistance Oa stnrchlrg the poeketbook and monay were fouad between tin- bed? ; and. an no on* but tha prisoner h*< Iwn In tha ioom with mplaioanf.. It wan concluded that tha had stolen tha mon?j. aud naeret*d it. Oa tlil* testimony, tha prh< n?r was coaviated, and sent to tha State prison for two years and three months. (hand l.arcrvy ? Leonard Karriqan wasoonvlnted of grand larceny. in stealing a gold watch worth f3S, tha property of Ueo. K D lii<g?rt Tha prisoner and tha complainant were both employed a? hanli on l>>ard th? schooner Chrlrtophar Columbus ; the watoh was hanging up In tha oabln. whlla tha man were at work diichargicg cargo, about the 13th of July !a*t ; when llogart want below his watch was gone, and Kerrigan dillppiarad about the lima time No trace was found rfthe property until something Ilka a month ago. when it was ascertained that Kerrigan had pawned It with a Mr. Coffin, a pawnbroker of thla city. A trap wa* laid for him by the police, the peculiar working of which was not developed but which tuoiasitul Kerrigan was taken, and being eonvlcted of the larceny, ?a sentenced to the State prison for two year* aui tbrae months. 'Jnot/irr !.arccvy. ?Charles Cook, alias Sh-ghan, wa? put upon ina trial, ohargad with stewing a watch, clothing, and other articles, valued at t<iH the property of Joseph Ciuex, a (i> ruinti on tha 16th of last month, From h'2 ( (treat The complainant was a liermau, just arrived in this country The theft was litcoTertd as soon as it was perpetrated; the prisoner was chased, and moat of the articles found in hie po<?e?lion. Tha defendant's counsel did not deny the theft, tiut labored to prove the value of the property leas than $25, tha amount ncoess*ry to constitute a grand m cr ii jr. I n mm up rucceeueu, anu inn jurj rfiutQKl t verdict of petit larceny only, and the prisoner ?u 'flit to the penitentiary for nil months Thtfl of a Horte mil IVagon ?Jamas O'Nell was put apon hid defence, charged with having stolen a horse ind wagon, valued at (160, the property of Albert [lorn, ot H'th street. Mr. Horn testified that on the svenlng of the 15th of November las: he came Into own In bis wagon, stopped at a st?re In the Bowery, ind tie* his horse by astrong rope at the door. After ompletlcg his business he went, out and discovers! thai his hoi>e and wagon were gone. He want hon?, IhlnklLg that bis b^rse might have broken the rops and gr>n., to his stable. On arriving a'. hl< re?ld.-n ;e, and ftndlng nothing of his horse, he returned to town and examined the track made by the wheels of his Vfhiels This examination lltllbd In n that his horse hsd been driven down tovn lie did not sueoet d however, In finding it. and went home horseless. On the tame mgbt the prisoner was taken up by a policeman of the 10th wari, having the horse and regon in bin po?s?ss.on. ile was driving through the Iftb avvLue nlth a wtman in the veiiicie Oa bslng jiie- t'onrd he raid the horse and wagon w?re hi ; hut d being taken to tbe station house wh?re tuforrj i'hn ih J bt eu lodged of the loss of the property, It waj at >nce identified a* the fame which had b?en taken rrui tbe Buweiy in the evening. The prisoner, oa >elrg convicted of the theft, said that h? found the ictse at large in Hud'On street; tiat ho knew to whom t belonged, and was about icturolog with It to the >wner, when he was arrested. I (.fortunately for him, owevi r lie had told the policemtn who arrested hint bat the hrrse and wrgon woe his own He was adidged gi.ilty. and sentenced to the State prison for wo jests and three months. Jtrtjuiled.? Emils Howley was tried on a charge of esilDg $46, in gold d in. from John Hunn, of 146 rand street. on tQe lUth cf September last Rowley ad bren boarding with Hunn forrome time, when the ocey w:is stolen, and as the prisoner had acosss to le ro< m where It was kept In a trunk. Hunn was so?> clous that he bad stolen It The money was recovered, om a third perron, and the prisoner, at tbe tune,een> f?ed that he bad stolen it lie stated, however, on is trial that the person who returned the moaey had olen it, and that he had found It out, and induced o thief to return it, by consenting to bear tbe odium r ik. Tv.i?...? ? - - ?' >?> .. a ?up nmifiiitiii uk i mn eneci 10 ciiiw a >ubt to ini^p in the ratml* of the jury, wtio gare tin nelH of (aid donbt to the prisoner (who seemed to istaln a gor.d character heretofore.) an 1 h>-noe they ought la a rerdict of not guilty, and UoTley was act , large. Churgrd wit A St< a'irg a ll'atrh.? Catharine Davis. a rrnpb of the H?e Points. was placed on trial, charged tb stealing a silver wateh from Archibald McKenny, No. oJ Oiarge street, on the 3d of November last, be principal witness against the prisoner wa? arooaate of the soured, who rejoiced In a remarkably red ee. and alao In the name of Jane Jones, who staged at the accured and herself weat to the grocery where cKpnny attended, ss salesman, on a certain evenlu?, r a treat, wfcen they found McKenny asleep on the muter. They carae out directly and proceeded t* elr rntm. when the prl?oner gave a watch to her an Bill, sajing to him. ' Hare, BUI, is Archie's wa'.ch at I stole from htm " In cro?s-que*tionirg this witness by the counsel for >e defence, the following H'.tle dialogue took plaee : ? Coi.sskl?Jane. how long is It since yoa same oat of lion ? Witness?It's about tiro months since yon balled me it. (Laughter) Coi'mri.- Ah, ben? ' yes, I got you out on a Kibrnt rout, or something of that kind, didn't I ? Ah, wall! d yon run away from the island one* ? H'itmhi-No, i did not. I got out on ball, or knhtat suthing else; and James Moran owes you a liar yet for getting me off. (Loud laughter from all les. and cries of ' sillenc,e" from the offlosrs ) Coi'nsri.? Oh, well ! very likely he does. The sharaetsr of the witness was sash that the jury uld net make np their mind to convlet upon her evince. and they rendered a verdict of not guilty. Law Intelligence. larlea I ugrroull, K'q , of Boifon, wu admitted >n torney and counsellor of thin court. No. 1?. I<a?i >acb. Treasurer of tbe Mint United State*. plaintiff error. v? the County of Philadelphia.?The argu. int of this cause wax continued by Mr. Brewster for c defendant in error, and concluded by Mr Attorney envral. fcr the plaintiff In error No.17. B. Melaugb* i. appellant rs Oie ltank of rotomac et al ?The ?r. iLcijt of this cause was commenced by Mr. K L. nltb, for the appellant.?Adjourned till to-morrow, Ten o'olock. Si r*a:r?: Ji nicuL Coi rt ?November Term. 1M* 'i?mai llirt u?. Ofargt (>'. Hart?Tba report of i? cue in Tuesday's paper wan banded In by th* de^daot'f counstl. As the jury disagreed, and there la be another trial. It would not be proper to prejulieo e rixhts if the parties by a statement of the ? ride ore the Isane which la still to be decided Soae ob>e n baling bten made to the report on this groanJ, id also on the ground that It preseuts but one aide of e rase, we subjoin the followiry, furnished by the her aide, Tbla wan an action to reeorer >.1t? 300, th* balanae of i account against the d-frndnot in the bsoks of the ta Bra of Kil Hart *< o, of New Vork, of whleh tba tin tiff ia the survlTing partner. The amount of tba oonnt *ii not disputed. There were two defeaees; ) a release in full from the plaintiff to tbe defendant; >d (2) that tb* debt arcae out of a partnership tran*? tion between tbe lata firm andjthe d -fend*nt not it closed It appeared that the plaintiff, witb the ;??l?dge of the defendant, had aligned all the ore t<> and *fT<ata of the late firm to Krnaat Fiedler In nat, to dene the coneern, and that Mr. Piedler had id* large advance!, exeeaJin* $i7 000, on the fbith this aoigciiirnt, with the plaintiff 'a IsnowlJdtf* at e time the rel*aaewaa eieonted. wbloh wa? after thl? it waa brought The Court ruled that under auoh. rcumataiioap the relrate wu?|>cid a.^amat Mr Kledler, 10 la the real plaintiff The only <|ueatlnn for th? ty waa the point of partnership On (hi* autyeot ere waa erldeureon bolk ride*, wbioh It ii> um?owry to detail as the jury riWagr-ad. and there ta to !> aew trial ? Uotton .Hvi titrr. Information haa becu rrceivtd from Thorn** W. amona, Consul of the I uit-d State* at Ma'ainoraa, the d? ath of Cbarlei Can *11. a eltlien of the United itf < . l?u Sea or* about tbs 25th of Aoguat laal. aa4 at hi? will t*k? all ueoMarjr st?pa to gat pouawloa of a rflccta l*it bj him. N?Pi r? ?ki> Sirn.v ? Wo oaa confidently ?!ata that f jiBtri ucf", no unhappily ?tl?tlog f*r ?om* tlax> ?t ?i. tw-?Ti Naples act Si lly, art In a Mr way ?f tpg iniUAllat-ly a<lju?Wd.- London UtrtU.

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