Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 2, 1849, Page 2

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NEW YORK HERALD. lortkWMt eornar of Koltoii and Nuhb Its* JAUnctl (jOilUUN UhiNNKrr, rilOPiUETOR. I m DAILY HERALD.?Two editwne, S rent* per copy? 7 or iin,turn The MURNINU EDl'llON M gublwiee at a o'cbck A. Af , and distributed before breakfast; the AFTER Kttote EDITIONcan he had of the nsmehosio It 2 o'clock. J'Hh WEEKLY HERALD, for circulation on this Conti public bed every Saturday, at i>Si cents per ropy, or ' *8 per mniiffl; for circulation in Kwope, and prin ed ui f rench and English etvry mail .tea re pa-bet day. at 6)< rent* ercopy, or $4 per nnnvm\ the Litter price to include the poet*ALL LETTERS by mail, for tubicriptmni, or with adverteeemente,to he post-paid, or the portage teilJ he deducted from the money remitted. VOLVSTAK V CORRESPONDENCE, containing import a nt neiee.t elicited from iiny quarter of the world; if need, mill be liberally paid for. ADVERTISEMENTS, {renewed every morning, and to be publiehcd mthe morning and afternoon editions,) at reaeonable prices; to be written in a plain, legible manner; the proprietor nof reeponeible for err ore in mnnvtcrtpt. NO NO'I ICEtkcuof nnnymoue commutnoatione. WA*tteer is intended Jor insertsn muet be auhcuti-uted by the earns and add rets of th' writer; rot veers mrily for pab'ivaHon, l)i f ae a guar nlyof hie good faith, the cannot return rejected communications. PRVS'l 1NO of all kinde eremted beautifully, and with deepnteh, Urderi received nt the allice THE HERALD ESTABLISHMENTie open throughout the night. AMLbAMKNTd THIS EVKN1NU. I BOWERY THEATRE. Bowery?Haunter Man?The Liu' IPtBruHuencue?Dii. -Uaihiui Lire. BROADWAY THEATRE, llroadway?Monte-Chuito. NATIONAL THEATRE, Chathim Square?Black Eted srian-RoiiNA Meahovta?Advice to UusHAnos. BI RTON'8 THEATRE, Chimbwi itioat?Vanitt Fair ? Monto-Oristy. MECHANICS' HALL, Broad way, near Broome?Cmbistv'o m mlhitreia. B'HJ4 BTy LIBKART, Broadway, near Leonard?N aw vniju>i skkknaiikui. ALHAMBRA, Broadway, near Prlnoa-Banna, Lant ft Co.'s &MKB10AM clbcua. ZOOLOGICAL HALL, Bowery?Vam Aw huh oh ft Co.'s IwMnn. CHINESE MUSEUM, 639 Broadvray?Ohimsb Curiositi** PANORAMA BALL, 693 Broadway?Dowwataws Paho b aha or Mkxjco New York, Friday, February a, 1849. The Incoming Administration?Its Dimcullies. An administration of the general government, coming into power for the first time, with new and untried men and principles, cannot expect to work with perfect smoothness, or to meet with no obstruction in itB path, power and influence. The great popularity of General Taylor, and the high reputation he has obtained for integrity and purity of life, will not exempt him and his administration from the dissatisfaction of partisans, or the disappointment of prominent individuals, who may have been set aside by the popular voice at the late election. In illustration of these views, we desire our readers to peruse with attention a very curious and strange letter, which our correspondents a1 New Orleans and Baton Kouge have sent us, and which will be found in the epistolary department of this day's paper. The views of incipient hostility to General Taylor's administration, attributed by our correspondent to Mr. Clay, have been anticipated in various other quarters; but no where have we seen such a clear and probable no that fhrnialiaH nn tV>? I.raaont UV.T V IVf V lilLUi UO ?UU? IMltllDHVU vi* ?**v |<*vvvu* occasion. Perhaps our correspondent at New Orleans may overrate the hostile feelings of Mr. Clay towards Mr. Crittenden and his associates, on account of the recant political movements of the latter for the last few years; but time only can tell how far the fact may verify the prediction. The character of Mr. Clay as a public man, has been illustrated and developed during his whole career as a member of Congress, and in various other ca. pacities. He is a warm friend and a bitter foe. He seldom forgets a service, and just as seldom overlooks an injury. The position which he assumed towards General Harrison is no doubt well remembered. In the nomination and election of General Harrison, Mr. Clay was overlooKed and thrown aside, much to his chagrin and disappointment. He came into Congress with certain feelings towards the new administration, and he maintained them from the first day he made his appearance, until the whole whig party was weaned away from the Bupport of Tyler and Webster. Some suppose that Mr. ulay would not take such a position with regard to General Taylor and the new administration; but we doubt very much the accuracy of any itatement on the subject. Mr. Webster was made Secretary of Slate by General HarriBon, and was continued in tnat pest for some time afterwards by Mr. Tyler. Feelings of political friendship might huve existed between Mr. Clay and Mr. Webster; but they never prevented Mr. Clay from pursuing those movements among the whig party that drove Mr. Tyler into the arms of the democratic opposition of that day. It may be remembered, also, that although Gen. Jackson was first elected to the Presidency by an overwhelming majority, a similar state of things occurred with his administration and Mr. Calhoun, who was so efficient in procuring his nomination and election. The hostility of Mr. Cal. houn towards General Jackson's first cabinet, and to his appointments, led to a great deal of difficulty, much excitement, and prodigious discontent in that day. Ca* we, then, look over the whole political ground, the position of political men, their disappointments and chagrins, and believe that Mr. Clay and Mr. Webster possess any cordial feelings, or any vigorous friendship towards an administration which will be composed of Mr. Crittenden and his friends, who have been so efficient for eighteen months past in placing those great statesmen in the l>oBitinn they now occupy before the country and in the national councils 1 We include Mr. Web. ster in the same category with Mr. Clay, because Dom ure involved in a common disappointment? both are aspiring statesmen?both looked forward to the Presidency with equal earnestness? both were upset and ousted by a man whom they considered mferiot to themselves, and both are uow near the close of life, and placed in the Senate in a very unimportant position with resjiect to the luture legislation and future movements of the American (ieople. Judging from the past, and taking human nature as human nature ha9 always shown itself to be, we place a good deal of confidence in the statements m tde by our corresondents at New Orleans and Raton Rouge, respecting the future movements of Mr. Webster and Mr. Clay, in connection with the new administration. Jt is difficult at this early day to foresee what course t.l policy these great disappointed statesmen may lake towards a cabinet composed of Mr. Crittenden end bis associates. Rut it is very easy to know that the influence of such men will be directed, in fome shape or other, against all the more prominent men of the whig party?those who have made themselves most conspicuous during the last two years in setting them aside, ai d putting into power a diflrreut set of men, and, as they believe, an inferior race of statesmen. We have doubt the Senate will unanimously confirm the new Cabinet of General Taylor; but we have tome misgivings that they will not exhibit the seme unanimity with regard to the new ministers, new collectors, and other officers that may be appointed by toe new Cabinet to places of profit and trust. This will be the first subject brought before the Senate, a majority of whom are known to be of different |>olincal feelings fiom the new administration, even without 'he concurrence of Mr. Clay or Mr. Webs'er. According to hII appearances, therefore, there n'e breakers ahesd ; and unless the original friends that started General Taylor for the Presidency, that supported him throughout the canvass, and by whose efforts he was elected, go to work aud obviate the difficulties that already menace the Pre. sident elect, they may find thein increasing in msgaitude soon after the fourth of March. On ceitain occasions it is well to look ahead in time, and to prepare for a little breece before it becomes I to* strong to be encountered. Probable In Tuence of CellhrnU Oolrt on fr'Mfcionable Kuckly end Kuklonable Manners In New York. , Fashionable society in Near York is a very interesting study; and so is pickled onions. We have had ihe pleusure of observing the beau monde ol New York, for many years, and uuder various phases. It has not eecH|>ed the calamities of fickle loriune arid a changeful age.. We have sympathized with our leaders of ton in many a trying hour. Over the cotemporaneous fall of pork and palaces, we have often dropjied a tear; and heavy disasters to molasses and marriageable daughters, have frequently wrung lrom our tender breast the ! pitying sigh. Many a revolution in fashion and " the fancies," it has been our lot to witnessWhere now are the (Uganlet?the New Y'ork Chestetfields?of seven, or eight, or ten short years ago? Where now the charming dolls that used to flutter along Broadway, and run up such bills at b'niith's and Dimity's 1 Where now that delightful world of fashion which breathed its dulness on the summer air when the census was last taken, and the modest polka as yet wanned only the ignoble blood of robust damsels and sturdy village swains 1 Alas! "deep in the bosom" of the bankrupt act that world lies "buried " Since the reverses of thirty-six, as that not yet forgotten period in styled by poets and pickpockets, (ushionable society in New York lias been almost completely re-cast. Industrious grocers have again become indolent gourmands; the narrow streets down town, where dry goods merchants "mostdo congregate," have furnished a fresh batch of oracles of taste; and the fashionable faubourg* once more rejoice iu an entirely new spawn of amusing impertinence and conceited ignorance, with the usual allowance of snub noses, homey digits, and abominable furniture, procured, like tire showman's monster, at "an incredible expense." Once more, then, we bask in the full sunshine of New York fashionable life ! The new regime is in full blast. Very raw, very verdant, and very uncomfortable, you may see them at the Opera, making desperate efforts to look "the thing," and, alas! not doing it! There they give " fancy balls;" and strutting about in the tawdry hired vestments which probably the night before fluttered amid the orgies of a "fashionable" brothel, they lay the flattering unction to their souls that they eclipse all creation, and are certain of being immortalized in the "Noodle Journal," by no less a reporter than the most distinguished of the "milk-sops of our time." Meanwhile, the few noblme that yet remain to remind us of the last generation, fearful of contact with the vulgar herd that has succeeded them, curl up their noses at the whole world, distribute tracts^ and deluge their splendid prisons with the newest patent disinfecting fluid. Thus do the Smithsons of the past fade away before the Smithsons of the present. But Jet not these decaying parvtnutt dread the extinction of their dynasty. The "set" which Smith, and Jones, and Johnson, founded ten or twenty years ago, ^may perish amid the wreck of sugar and the crush of 6tocks; but snobdom never dies. New Smiths and Joneses take the places of the defunct and diddled. Even from the tomb, the voioe of enobdom cries, Even In our ubee live their wonted Area. But a new element ia soon to be infused into New York fashionable life. We contess, that subdued and sober as is our imagination, it is absolutely dazzled by the contemplation of the probable effect which the gold in California is destined to exercise upon fashionable society and fashionable manners in New York. Everybody is aware that the entrie to fashionable life in this most fashionable metropolis, is regulated, 'ctcrmined and controlled, by the result of the inquiry, not as to what a man is, but as to what he has. Mr. John McFlunkey, with a clean linen jacket, and apron of irreproachable purity, may be, at Sweeney's, a chr valitr, sunt pcur it tans rcproche, but altogether unfit for Mrs. Pigiron's drawing-room in Fourteenth street. Yet Mr. John McFlunkey, in undisputed possession of his materual uncle's legacy of ten thousand dollars a year, and attired in a Parisian "sack," with his Celtic whiskers thoroughly dyed, is perfectly at liberty to "shoulder" Miss Laura Clementina Angelica Pigiron to Dr. Potts' fashionable church next Sunday morning. Now, such being the admirable pecuniary basis on which fashion reposes in New York, it is not difficult to foresee the revolution which is approaching. A few short months will introduce amongst us the millionaires of the Pacific coast.? Already, in imagination, we behold the new heroic race?more glorious far than they of Thebes and Illium?returning in more than rega' splendor from the land sf gold. As their imperia' barges, all glittering with the virgin metal, are seen proudly floating past Governor's Island, all New York shouts welcome. Major General Sandford's division is marshalled on the Battery ; and amid the roar of artillery, and the deafening cheers of ten thousand voices, chaunting an ode, " composed expressly for the occasion" by the warnorbard, General George P. Morris, the civic authorities receive the illustrious visiters. All Broadway is lined by delighted thousands. As the procession slowly moves along, the favorites of MtmI mon, in gorgeous attire, and their very faces radiant with "a glossy scurf," scatter handfuls of golden coin among the thronging multitudes. It seems as if the streets are paved with gold, and thai the dazzling visions of the Arabian Nights are more than realized. " Not Babylon, Nor great Aloalro. such magnifloenoe Kquall'd in all tbelr glories, to enahrina Betas orSerapls, tbelr gods, or seat Tbelr Kings, when Kgypt with Assyria strove In wealth and luxury." But it is of the influence of the fine gold of California on the world of fashion that we proposed to speak. Pray, what is to become of Mrs. Abraham Sfienando tthnsp rlroiriiirr.rnnm ...n- ??iJ ed laBt night with theatre of Peckslip and Cedar, when the accomplished lady of Mr. John Brown, late of San Francisco, throws open her palazzo on Auriferous Terrace, Golden Squared Soap* suds is, it is true, good for two hundred thousand; but Brown is worth three millions! Oh! you nredn't hint that Brown handed you a delicious plate of boiled mutton and turnips at Sweeney's, two twelve months ago ! The mother ol Soapsuds washed for the bucks of the last generation ; and you know, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. All the difference is, that Soapsuds became a leader of fashion after twenty years' application in I'ine street, while B;own reached the acme of courtly refinement alter eighteen calendar months had been agreeably spent on the banks of the iar-fam<'d Sacramento. That's all. Away, then, ye paltry, peddling, pigmy grandees, now so proudly reigning in this world of fashion, but haunted by |*rj>etual fears ol discovery and suspended payments, eating hurriedly your frugal noonday meals at Clarke .V Brown's, while the wives of your bosoms, and your darling daughters, divide a shilling pie in the basement ot your splendid dwellings? fain to be content with pauper fare, so that they may live in palaces ! Away! Room, my musters, for the returning heroes, their feet still glittering with the shining sand ot the golden valley ! One of the first effects of the California gold will be to give a delicious freedom to our lasliionuhle circles. At present our fashionables are rather stiff and priggish. They are tormented by constantly recurring remembrances of their " first estate," which they despise. Hence they realize the pithy description of Mildred, in the old forgotten c< niedy of "l lastward, llo!"?" Well, sister, th 'se lhat scorn their nest, oft fly with a sick wing.''? But no such unpleasant thoughts will cloud the gaities of the California 6hte On the contrary, they will proudly recall tkeir chivalric adventures on the distant coast of the peaceful aea; and bright eyes will beam brighter than ever in drawing r-'< ma up town, aa the gallant fellows ted the story o( the time, when " Tto?-y rnaohnd the S*or?m?nti>, With tb? wuh bowl oo thuir knes !" The Polka will then give place to the elegant fan dango ot the South Sea Isles. Already our modest belles weaiy of the friction of the Polka, and Bigh for some "still more voluptuous measure"? Doubtless they shall have it. " There's a good time coming, girls?wait a little longer." A twelvemonth, at farthest, will wa<t to New York he golden argosies of the Faeific coast. Then must the (Jite of the crockery and hardware line, of fancy stocks and coffee bags, give place to the Chesterfields of San Francisco. What palaces will we not then have?what furniture?what equipages?what livi lies? what fancy balls?what opera houses?what everything! We can hardly l>osses8 our souls in patience, when we think of the golden era that is about to dawn on the world of fashion. Sick and wearied of the ineffable dulness and stupidity of the present regime, Smacking so confoundedly of its vulgar origin, we long for the unbounded freedom?the infectious gaiety ? the enchanting fandangos?the chivalric manners, which our accomplished friends and ceun try men ure destined to bring to us lrom lovely California. In the meantime, let Smith te Jones set their house in order?lor, in spite of all their French furniture and boxes at the Astor Place Optra, their day is over?California has settled their business. So, " out, brief candle!" Latkk from Brazils and La Plata.?By the arrival of the fast sailing hark Courier, Captain Wolfe, we ure in possession of files of the Rio Janeiro Journal do Comcrcio to the 22d ultimo. The bark Edith, (steam propeller,) Captain Coulard, arrived there on the 22d, and was very shortly to leave again for Valparaiso. Her ultimate destination is San Francisco. From Rio Grande accounts to the 12th December had been received at Rio. Great embarrassments were experienced by the mercantile community there, in consequence of the prohibitions regarding the transit of produce from the Banda t ricntal to the province of Rio Grande. These prohibitory laws, says the /hario dt Rio Qrande, account for the extraordinary apathy which prevailed in commercial matters during the month 01 November; this port is filled with vessels which, for want of cargoes, remain at the wharf unti things shall become brighter. Never was money so scarce at Ri? Grande. Francis Raymond Fortico, the cashier of the house ofFarrouchifc Baillion, of Rio Janeiro, com milted suicide there on the 18th December. Hi had been long sick and desponding, and left twe letters stating that he wished to get rid of life. From Montevideo, and also from Buenos Ayres, the accounts are to the -1th December. The question of the reception of Mr. Southern by Rosas, as English minister, remained instatuquo, as nothing further had been done about it, and Mr. S. was residing there us a private citizen. From Montevideo, nothing new. Later from Venezuela.?By Captain Doyle, ol brig Reindeer, from Curacoa, we learn that there had been an engagement, on the mornins of Dec. 13, at Maracaibo, between the parties of Generalf Monagas and Faez. The fleet of each party had been at anchor in the bay, within six miles ot eact. other. The action was commenced by the Moaa gas party, who were the victors, four of Paez vessels [not being able to come into the action The fleets were about equal, numbering some 12 01 13 small crafts each. Faez ascribes his defeat tc dissensions among his captains. On the 17lh, he sunk two small vessels in the channel, to prevenl Monagas following him : he also suited the guns in the Castle of San Carlos, and took the men and ammunition on board his vessel, and proceeded up to the head of th* lake, where he is fortifying himself. Monagas remains in possession of the castle and town ot Maracaibo ana most part of the interior: and it is to be hoped that Paez will now give in altogether. All his grand speeches, proclamations, and various manifestoes have amounted to nothing; and his abortive attempts to revolutionize Venezuela have merely thrown the country into confusion and paralyzed her commerce. Maracaibo haB received most damage; but, then, from the commencement ot hostilities, that has been the centre of revolutionary doings. Th? steamboat Scourge was taken by Monagas, without a blow being struck in her defence. The whole ot this great revolution in Venezuela, from beginning to end, has been a perfect farce, except so far as the commercial interests are concerned. The steamship America, Leitcli, hence, 21th inst., arrived at Halifax 2filh, and sailed again foi Liverpool. Tlicatrlcal and Musical. Bowery Theatre.?The house was well attended last evening, and the performances, which were the same ae on the previous night, were much applauded. The Haunted Man" seems to gain favor nightly with the audience. As for the Lees, they have created a perfect furor?and no wonder, for a more wonderful troupe of performers never appeared. They actually outdo all descriptions that can he written of their wonderful feats; and as their engagement terminate* this week, we advise all who wish to be really gratified by their elegant feats of equilibrium and gymnaatios, to avail themselves of the present opportunity. To-night the " Haunted Man," a couple of comedies, and all the most remarkable feats of the Lees will form the bill. The manager of this honse does not let his patrons I want for sterling amusements, and he deserves much credit for the continued sueoeeslon of novelties which he eo rapidly brings forward. baoadwat Theatre ?" Monte Cristo " keeps Its ground here still, and seems to afford its wonted delight to all oapabie of appreciating the attractions of a good drama, with splendid perfermers. We see it is shortly to be withdrawn, to give place to other novelties, whice have been deferred in oonsequenee of its protracted run of six weeks. All who have not yet seen it, would do well to drive away oara for one nUht, and submit themselves to its fascination. The different performers, In eonseqnenoe of performing it eo long, Have attained all tbe peifection In their respective parte of which they are eueoeptible. A perusal, prior to their visit, of Dumag's novel, from which the ploce lg taken, would add considerably to their enjoyment, end enable them to form a Judgment of the merits of the dramatiser, as well as of the different performers who sustain the characters. Natioisai. Thkathf.?We were muoh pleased last evening with the pretty little melo-drama, the" Deserted Mill," whloh was played as the first pieoe. It was capitally acted, and Miss Mestayer and Booth, in the two most prominent oharaeters, were most loudly applauded. Booth played his part very comically,and the drunken gyrations of the unfortunate razor grinder in the cellar of the Deserted Mill, elicited muoh laughter. Miss Mestayer. as the brare and determined widow of the soldier, played with her usual tact and judgment. " Boeina Meadows" was next performed. This pieoe is very popular, and the local nature of the story causes it to be rully appreciated by the audienoe. This style of drama has acquired a popularity (particularly at the National) whloh always insures it a hearty welcome. To-night's bill will be a good one, as will be seen by referring to our list of amusements. BrnTon's Thratsk.?Again this theatre was well filled, to witness the ever attractive piece called "Vanity Fair.' the performance of which is most ex. rellent, receiving merited applause from a well pleased audience. Mr Burton certainly deserves much praise from the play loving publio. for the untiring energy whloh he displays In getting up good and sub. stantial pieces; those of a local character are very Rood, and exhibit much talent. The ' California Oold lines" was again represented, with as muoh frlat as on any previous occasion Such pieces meet tbe exeit< nent of the times, from which the publio can draw their own conclusions. To night another new burlesque will be brought out. called "Monto Crlsty," a biirlefque evidently on the piece called " Monte Cbrlsto." Tbe seeoeg are local, and no donbt It will be a very funny affair. All we can say now is, go and see it. Ami sii aw Cisctis.?The proprietors of this magnificent amphitheatre are nightly offering the publio a bill contslning the greatest attractions. This circus U got up in a style superior to any other previously opened In New Yerk; and the people whe frequent it are all select, whilst. at the same time, the strictest, order is maintain* d by the audience Tbe admirable sagacity of the horses, the skill of the riders, the elegance of the orstumes. *t.d the pageant of the mnnrge have confined on Messrs Sands ti l ent the favor and patronBye of the public. We think it cur duty to assure our riitdcrs that no o'ber establishment of the kind is ranked In s higher pi eltiou than th?t of these talented iiuyiis. We should advise all persons attacked with the spleen Infrequent this place of amusement, which would be decldi flly the beet dec'or In the world for thi in and would. In a short time, work wonders. The clowr.s of Messrs Sandra. bent's company arc really excellent in their llr.e. lit mi'i.'i Com rst.?Notwithstanding the extreme smrlty of the weather, many of tbe aiimireie of the tigl y t ale hied livupr of luu-icat performers attached to lint gVr iriigniSn nt. hand, attended at the Tebcr ?o e last etetdog The new pieces uoiuposed by this n -cent artist wi re executed by these excellent pro er?*rs with Infinite taste and ability Among the en at variety. ' Napoleon's Jtevlew will- h,? Departed Vtarilire' w?r touch and diservedly a,.planted I In re is a deep solemnity- a pathos a thrilling and icul touching pot tr, about this beautiful oompwilion, bat at once gain a ma'tery over the feelings of the I enraptured hearer, nod retry admirer of genuine ' bj. Ii dy will partale of the enthusiasm which tbia ex(|?i-lte piece in calculated to inspire We bare cur eerily noticed thla sublime aed grand production out of ita order in the programme, from a sense of the nigh end just appreciation in which ita merlta ? a composition . were held, laat evening, by tboM who had tbe good fortune to be preaent The overture to the tregedylof ' Kgmont " (Beethoven) waa performed with much cleveroe-e T^e air " Cvjvi .iniviam " from 'S'abat Mater '1 (Rossini) succeeded, and with an effective force on tbe trass, atring and wooden Instrunienta, upon wh<ch thece talented artiata perform thla grand and aniveraclly admired composition, it was made to vibrate almost through the very roof of the hul ding. The ''Schonbrunn Walla," by Lanner, was also executed with much artistical skill; and tbe different pieces selected for the occasion were performed with splendid power* of execution The grand transparent Illustrative painting, representingaLl the heroes of Napoleon's age of chivalry, in Napoleon's Review," upon which a splendid reflection of Bengolo lights beautifully playsd. so aa to shadow forth the pale and ghostly imagery of those who are doomed to aatislv justice for transgression, had a very imposing effect. This fourth gTand musical entertainment, by Oiiug'l, parsed off altogether with much telat. smaor A. Bsrilli ?This distinguished pianist it preparing to give " The Desert of David," in tbe original French language. From his known abilities to properly arrange any musical composition, we are persuaded he will meet with a patronage ooeval with hia abilities as an artist who ia known to possess every requisite to please the musical dilettanti of this city. Christy's Miwsthkls are doing the same prosperous busineaa aa aver. Tha Californlana on the point of leaving, ought to all go and hear these famed minstrels, and thus bear to their distant haven the pleasant rem'nlacences which such elegant singing, Sco., will be sure to furnish them with. New Oim.kami SnstnanKas.?This band of wellskilled minstrels are nightly playing before crowded hniiiPR 1'huv fin not ahuta nn? ir>? In fh*t? atipanfiva. ness; In fact, their programmer are improved each evening. The great feature of their concerts-their burleriiue Italian ecenae?is always highly applauded Hai r Oarnen Ball.?This evening the ball for the benelit of the Roman Catholio Half-Orphan Asylum, will come off at the new Assembly Rooms. 530 Broadway. To those who are charitably disposed, we should say a more laudable object than that of imparting 1 comfort and happiness to these who have been de> privrd of parental solicitude, has never been offered to the benevolent citizen* of New York. We have little doubt, from the respectability of the committee, but that the Assembly Rooms, this evening, will present a brilliant array of all those who oan sympathise with their less fortunate fellow-oitizens. The following is from the Boiton Mail of yesterday, but not mentioned in any of the other papers of that olty. 'lbe other papers announced the appearanoe for last night. We hope, for the sake of Mr. Drlesbaoh, 1 that it is not true:? ! ' Drirsrach Bit ?r his Lion.?Yesterday morning, * at the National theatre, Horr Drmsbach put a newly imported tiger into the coge with the lion, lioness and f leopards, and supposing the animal to be under snffldent euliji otion to secure him fiom all danger, left the | cage under the care of the usual keeper. No sooner r bad he gone out of sight than the Hon made an attack upon the tiger, and, in an instant, both were elenohed, and went at it " tooth and nail " They disputed ! every inoh of room like well drilled generals. Driesbach ran to quell the fight, with spears and pieoss of s joist, and at last entered the oage. But his power i ovrr the beast was at an end. The lion seized him and threw him down, tore the scalp of his head, and bit him very severely on his right arm, which bled pro| fusely. He made his escape from the cage, with his clothes completely torn from bis back. Msdioal aid was called, and, from the last accounts, we learn his wounds, through extremely painful, are not serious. It was more than three hours afterwards, that the lion was subdued, and rendered obedient to his keepers. Biseacclantl gave a conosrt at Nsw Bedford, Mass., on Wednesday evening. , City Intelligence. LAUNCH OF THE STEAMSHIPS ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC, , THE FIRST OF THE NEW YORK AND LIVERPOOL LINE [ OF UNITED STATES MAIL STEAMERS. ( These truly magnificent steamers were lanuohed yesterday afternoon, and notwithstanding the state of , the weather, the occasion brought together thousands of people to witness the interesting spectacle. Not only were the shores in the rioinity of Houston and r Twelfth street orowdrd, but several steamers and small * boats lay off in the river, in order that their passengers i might obtain a better view of the launohes. Mr. E K. t Collins, under whoso direction the steamers are built, 1 chartered the steamboat Telegraph, and Invited a select ' number of guests to witness the spectaole from on ' board her. The Atlantic was to have been launched first; but, for some reason or other, she was not ready at her appointed hour, and henoe the Paclfio was the first to go off. She was built at the yard of Jacob Bell, foot of Houston street. At three o'clook the tide (saved, and the thousands of spsotators who had been watching the vast fabric for some time. ralnert 1a tremendous about as the started off. On went the noble ship to wed ber future element, ftnd was greeted, fts she reaobcd the water, by the booming of guns and the ringing of bells, while another, and another, and another, and a continued shout osme from the multitudes assembled on all sides. Nothing oonld be more graceful than the appearanoe and motions of the raoiflo when she had at length attained her plaoe li?the riser. She rode upon the bosom of the waters like a gull, and afforded so slight a reslstanoe that the impetus which she gained in sliding off the ways carried her quite across the riser to Williamsburgh, where she was brought up by her anohor when i within about one hundred feet of the dook on that side of the stream. She drew about ten feet of water, and sat up as trim and light as a Whitehall boat. All who saw her were lond in their expressions of admiration at her beautiful appearance. After she had come to, the steamboat Hercules went to her for the purpose of towing her over to her berth on this side of the river, and it was then that her dimensions became apparent. The Heronlea looked like a mere pigmy of a boat alongside of this leviathan. The Atlantic was built at the yard of W. H. Brown, foot of Tweltth street. She had not so great an inclination towards the water, and It was with considerable difficulty that she was started; but a remarkably favorable tide kept the water at a sufficient height, so that at twenty-live minutes pastfour, she started, and amid congratulations similar to those which greeted the Pacific, she, too, took to the water, and letting go a heavy anchor, brought up before she reaohed the middle of the river. Accompanying Mr. Collins, on board the Telegraph, were quite a number of gentlemen belonging to our mercantile commurlty, Captains Hudson and MoKeever, of the United 8tates Navy, Captain O. Calcroft, the British packet agent at this port, Mr. Cnnard, of the Cunard line of steamers, Captain Nye, who is to command the Pacific, and several naval architects, and others, peonliarly interested in this enterprise, and a number of representatives of the city press. When the excitement attending the last launch bad ecmewbat subsided, the guests on board thu Telegraph adjourned to the oabln, where a handsome collation bad been prepared. Ample juatioe waa scon done to the ediblts, and the diseuaalon of uhampHgne was accompanied by quite a number of toasts, several of whioh complimented Mr. Collina and hia new enterprise. Captain Hndeon, U.S.N, in complimenting Mr. C., remarked upon tho accomplishments of Solon and Lycurgua; of Arohimedea proposing to raise the world with a lever, if he cenld only get a proper fulcrum; of Franklin bringing down the light- I nlngfrcm btaven; but, said he, ''It was reserved for K.. K. ( ollitis, on IhU foggy afternoon, to tumble the Atlantic and Pacific into the K.ast Iliver." The U. 8 Navy waa toasted, and Captain M'Keever responded In hendrome terms. A gentleman proposed "Our Merchant Princes." The officiating President, Mr. llrown said he could only give '* Our Morohanta;" for, said he, ' they are all sovereigns " The Cunard line of steamers acre toasted; but, as Mr. Cunard had gone on shore, a friend responded for him. Othrr and impropriate centiments mrre given, and the time pissed off agreeably until a latwhour in the afternoon, when the boat reached the wharf at Fulton Market, and the company leparated. all highly pleased with the excursion, and filled with high hopes and good wishes for the success of the steamships Atlantic and Pacific, and the ships whioh are yet to be built for the New York and Liverpool line of U 8. mail steaintr*. Coi.umiha Coli.mjk.?The examination of the students of Columbia College is to oommencs on Monday next, 6th Inst., in the College chapel. The senior < lass will be the first examined. Those who desire to be present, oan attend at ten o'clock from day to day, until all tne classea have been examined The Invitation to attend la general. IU'w over nv a Stake.?A man, named Uugh Donohoe, was run over in the Seventh avenne. on Wednesday night, by one of the Falton Perry line of stages, lie wss severely hurt, and was oonveyed to the house of his sister, In Twentieth street. Death i-eom Burn??A colored girl, fifteen years of age. named Serena Blaok, employed as a asrrant in the family of Gilbert Allen, of 374 Fourth street, was so severely burnt, on Wednesday night, that she died in consequence of the injuries received. It appears that eha was sitting before a grate and fell asleep, when ber clothes took fire, and ths accident above mentioned ensued. Medical aid was called, and all that could be done was done to alioviato her sufferings; but her life oonld not be saved. Si-noRw Deat ii.?Ths Coroner bold an inquest, yesterday. at the Thirteenth Ward station house, ou the body of a German by the name of Frederick Ilesser, aged 40 years, who was fonnd in the etrtet by one of the policemen suppoeed to bo intoxicated. Ha waa taken to the station honse, and in a few hours died. Vtrdict died by congestion of the brain. From the West Indies.?The British steamer Falcon arrived at Halifax on the 23d Inst., in six days from Bermuda, bringing very late advices from ihe Wirt Indies. The yellow lever was still racing among the tn ops at St. Ann's garrison, Barbndoes. Thirteen officers have died of it. The islands generally are in a very impoverished condition. At Montserat, so great is the distress, that h large cotton and stock estate, consisting of about three hundred acres, with a family house, sold for five shillings currency. At 8t. Lucia, the Parliament grant of jC23,000 had been accepted, and was to be invested in a bank lor tlie relief of the planters.?Botton Trri' vt'itr, Jan. 81. KrT .John l.lmhav nf T???? ? ? rloualy disappeared from Now Orleans on the 18th Inat. Ma arrtred the same day from Donlarllla. Ky , whore he was recently married, In company with hi* i wife, and flopped at the Blbla Depository, to pnrohaae m me bcok*, sine* which tlma nothing wm heard of i him. ] Tii* Rumors Relative to the Bark Express ? Arrival Home of her Second Mate.?A rumor was quite currmt yesterday, throughout the city, that the Laik Express, Capt. Lane, which vt-sse sailed from this port on the 4th January, was totally lost on the 18lh, and that the second mate only was saved, which caused a painful uaxiety among those who had friends on board. Tl>e following letter, furnished us by the owners of the vessel, will remove the unpleasant feeling cansed by the rumor, and explain the manner in which the second mate was saved:? Bask Evraasi, at sea, > January 18,1840. ( I Gentlemen:?After parting with yon on board the j steamer we bed a pleasant time, with tbe exception of the nsual complaints oh suob oocaslona?sea-eioknees? until tbe following day, wben wa had a very heavy gale of wind, tbe vessel being deeply laden, and the sea making a clear breaoh over her. After ten daya of such wea.tber as I never before experienced, it moderating a little, It was deemed advisable to throw overboard a portion of our cargo. Through the etupldlty and carelessness of the seoond mate, (who ia aeut home in lrone, he having attempted to souttle the veseel,) we lost our main yard. This will not prove of serious consequence, having a spare ons on board. While lightening tbe Express, we found tbe cargo somewhat damaged, and npon a proper examination, found the second mate bad been eeen (by the aook) to out holes tbrongh the deok in the galley. Fearing be might do further damage, and the passengers protesting against his remaining on hoard,, unless in irons, to get rid of tbe rascal. Capt Lane sends him home byCapt. Armstrong, of the Br. brig Clarenee, to beat your and ine uugnrwriifrn uuposai, miner wan dir. With the exception of the above aoolilente, we have had nothing of special note to relate. All hands, passengers and crew, are in fine health and spirits; and hoping the next accounts you will hear from us will be from San Francisco. I subscribe myself. Your obedient servant, SAMUEL W. JONES. InteI'I'Ioknck from IIayti.?The schooner Catharine, Captain Eldredge, arrived yesterday from Pert au Prince, in sixteen days passage, and reports all quiet when he sailed. The Baltimore American of the 31st ult. says:? The schooner Ann Elizabeth, Captain Musson, which arrived yesterdav from Port au Prince, brings advices to the lSth instant. We are indebted to a passenger {or the following memoranda of the latest commercial advices:? The island progresses in commercial revolutions. The old constitution has been again adopted, and the Executive is now composed of a Director General, Secretary of Finance, and a Grand Judge, who, with his Excellency Soulouque, direct the affairs of the Republic of IIayti. IIow far republicanism is represented here will soon be exhibited to the world, when the recent measures ot this government shall have become generally known. They have already refused to receive their own bonds, given in good faith, for the payment of duties, as they long ago refused their one and two dollar notes; they nave increased the taxes upon foreigners' business here 25 per cent, and the last movement is the establishment of a monopoly or tariff of prices, above which neither imports nor exports are allowed to be sold. The markets were extremely dull for American Eroduce, and some articles not perishable were eing reshipped to the United States. The correspondent of the Philadelphia North American writes as follows :? "Port ait Prince, Jan. 12,1849. Since my last letter by the Armstrong, commercial affairs have not improved; on the contrary they have been growing worse, and are likely to continue so, until the government here will adopt a more honest policy. They (the government) have been in the habit of paying foreigiAierchants (that contracted for their supplies) in bonds "good at the treasury in payment oi duties" as so much Spanish money. These bonds have hitherto commanded the same price as coin, and merchants bought them up for the purpose oi paying duties; but with the first vessel that cleared this year, when paying her duties, they refused to receive thein at all, merely saying that at some future period thev would receive them, hut now they must have the silver or gold. Coin immediately rose to $138 per doubloon, and the business was somewhat embarrassed. Yesterday, the 11th inst., the enclosed proclamation was read in the streets, by which you will perceive the government, after the 1st of February, monopolize the sale of ccllee and cotton, fixing as a maximum price for coffee $27 per 100 lbs., and for cotton $2S 50. At the same time they nave pub Jislitd a tanti ot the extreme price at which foreign productions are to be sold. The latter part pleases the Haytiens, and the former pleases ffc* foreigners; but the measure altogether has prdanced a great deal of Dissatisfaction, which will end as these things generally do here?in an overturning of the government; but this time it will be blacks against bl'icItSj as the colored population are very quiet, and disposed to let things take their course." The proclamation relerred to by our correapoddent contains a decree of the Haytien republic, which provides|the establishment tor the present of a government monopoly in coffee and cotton; that in each of the open ports there be established a bureau of monopoly ; that dealers shall buy of the actual producers and sell exclusively to the 8ov eminent, coflee and cotton at the prices specied in Tarifl No. 1; that ioreign merchandize of prime necessity, described in Tarifl No. 2, shall be sold at the prices fixed in that tarifl; that every merchant who sells his merchandise higher than the prices fixed in No. 2, shall pay a fine of 20 per cent in the prices of the goods sold; provided that in no case the fine shalll>e less than |5. TASirv No. 1. Dealers shall pay in the open ports for 100 pounds of coffee $25 00 In ports not open 24 00 In open ports for 1C0 pounds of cotton 26 50 In ports not open 26 00 The government shall pay to dealers for 100 pounds of coffee 20 00 Do. do. do. do. do. cotton.... 27 50 The government shall sell to consignees 100 pounds of coffee at 27 00 Do. do. do. do. do. cotton 28 60 Tariff No. 2. Pricet. TVholrialt. Retail. Flour, per bbl $72 ? Mess pork, per ahbl 136 per lb. Bluets. Mens beef, do*. 106 per lb. 04 Mackerel, do 86 eaoh. 18J4 Herrings, do 35 eaeh. 12)4 Codfish, per 100 lbs 31 per lb. 40 Soap, per care of SO bars 13 per bbl. 76 Colette Gtlse.good qtial. 100 yds. 100 per yd. 1 1214 Do. inferior, do.... 80 per yd. 87*4 Do. white, do..,. 120 per yd. 1 37)4 Oinga, of 24 inches, do.... 00 per yd. 100 Do. 28 do. do.... 100 per yd. 11214 Do. 36 do. do.... 126 per yd. 13714 Ordinary India Mnsllna, do.... 125 per yd. 1 37)4 White ootton (Madapclam) of 20 Inches 00 per yd. 100 De. do. 24inohes.... 68 per yd. 76 lldkfs., blue ton romal, per dos. 7 eaoh 62)4 Do. im. India, do ... 21 each 1 87>4 Police Intelligence. Charge of Fraud. ? Ofilcer Wiling, of tha lower police. arrested, yesterday, a man by the name of J. Killman KeUy, on a warrant Issued by Justios McGrath, wherein he stands charged with obtaining a due bill for $214, from J. V. L. Dewltt, of No. 17 Wall street, under the following olrounutanoes It appears, on the 2d of December last the aooused was acquainted with Henry R. Costar fc Co., ooal dealers. No. 142 Elizabeth street, and at the request of the aooused, Mr. Costar entrusted bim with $214 to pay a hill due Mr. Dewltt, whieh bill he promised to pay; instead of so delDg, he went to Mr. Dewltt and repreeented that Mr. Costar had not the money to p*y him, hut that sooner than be should be disappointed he had borrowed the $214, which sum he would let him have provided he would give hfm a due bill at five days for the same. This arrangement Mr. Dewitt agreed to, by receiving the money and giving the due bill. This due bill the acoused paid to Kennedy and Qilston on >.i. .- ?i v. i .. . v-u v??uu>, >u kuuui us w? inaeatea. (ID returning back to Mr. Costar, he said he had paid the money, and when asked for the receipt, eaid it was all right. The case i* now under investigation. Dismittal from Cuitody.?We notloed, a few days ago, the arreat of two men called William Jaokaon and Jamea A. Miller, on a charge of watoh stuffing, thereby defrauding two countrymen out of J.00 and upwards, on last Wednesday afternoon. Miller was discharged from custody, aa the conntryman could not positively swear to his identity. We give the above in jnstlceto Mr Miller, as this is the first time he haa been brought before the police oourt on a oharge of < watrh stuffing, . Conviction of Hoarding Houtektepert.?Officers Sbadholt and Walling, of the lower police, arrested reaterday, twe keepers of German emigrant boarding nouses, by the names of Caroline Rosenkrants, keeping { house at No. 801 Washington street, and Nieholas Wheatly, No. 82 Greenwich street, both oharged before Justice McUrath with detaining the luggage and baggage of German emigrants. After a long hearing before the magistrate, they were ooarlcted nnder the new emigration law, and fined >60 each for such detention. ( Charge of Likel.?A ecmplaint was made yesterday ] before Justice MoGrath, by Moses S. Beach, of the New York .Sun newspaper, against D. Francis Bacon, riubllehtr rf the Weekly Jt' rount, another newspaper, ) n which Mr. Beach complains of being libelled. Mr. Bacon was held to ball to answer the charge. Choree of Fat it Preterm ?A men by the name of t Fdwin V. I.epgst, was arrested,Wednesday, on a oharge j of obtaining $60 from John H. I.yon. wbo keeps a [ etend In Washington market. Dnder pretence of baring purchased one half of a rtand In the same market, belonging to Henry M. Smith, and the $60 was to make ? rp the balance of the money to be paid to8mlthfor 3 the purchase of ore half of the stand, which was to c nn or nt to ffSCO. These representations were false and fraudulent, and done merely, as alleged, to obtain posserflon of tbe $60. Justice McGrath held the no- j < used to bail In the sum of $1 000 for his appearance at * court for trial. .'1 Jhehovut Clerk.- Officer Crosett, of tha Third ward polloe. arrested. Wednesday, a young man by the n nac-e of A. J. Van Acrnam, on a charge of collecting various sums of money amounting to $12$, from creditors of bis employer, Mr lUehnrd M'Namee, No. 1# William street, and appropriating the same to his own purposes. The magialiate detained him for a further bearing 1 TELKIiKAPHH lATL'dJJGENCE. Wklf <'?nfw? at Albauiy-?nomination Of Win. H. fk-ward for U. 8. Senator. Albakt, Fsb. 1, 1848 -9 P. M. Tbe wbigs bare cowed oat-Seward 1* nominated. Tfce abig joint caucus wa? held in tha Asaembly j Chamber thia evening. Mr. Smitb, of Queen's eounty, | wa? appointed Chairman. Mr Paurn xsorcd that the caucus proceed to ballot for a Senator. Mr. CoaneiiL altered a resolution declaring It inexpedient to ballot foe Mr. Seward or Mr. Collier, and that the bolloting be conQned to some third peraoa. Mr. Cornwell'a resolution was ioat. Setator Johnson addressed the oauoui ia opposition to Mr. Pruyn's reeolotion. Ha desired to know, if it were carried, whether the mialoas would be bound to vote, in tbe Legislature*, for the candidate nominated here ? Mr. Johnson said he could not conscientiously ote for Seward. He contrasted Mr. Seward's speech with Mr Calhoun's manifesto, and asserted that MrSeward's election would be followed bp disastrous results to tbo U nion and the whig party. His speeob was a terrible commentary on tbe publio life of Mr. Seward Mr. Fuse moved to amend Mr. Pruyn's resolution, by making tbe brat ballot an informal ene. The amendment was adopted. Tbe oauens then proceeded te take an Informal bal1 let, which resulted as follows W?.H Seward 88 Mr. Maxwell 8 Mr. Hunt 8 Frank < iranger 8 Mr. Sibley. 1 Mr. Bradish 1 Mr. Collier 12 John Young 1 Mr Fish 1 Dr. Dunlap 1 Joshua A Spencer ... 3 Blank 4 Mr. Barnard 2 Mr. Brewer, of New York, refused to vote. The vote oh the second ballot was as follows:? Mr. Seward 88 Mr Collier It Mr. Hnnt 3 Scattering It Mr Collier's name was then withdrawn, wh?n Senators Fuller and Bond also withdrew their opposition, declaring their readiness to sacrifice their personal upon the "hallowed altar" of whigism. Mr Seward was then declared to be unanimously feelings nominated. The professed independent men have bowed before a calf. Seward will be the next Senator from New York. VHIATIHTH CONUKJSSa. SECOND SESSION. In Senate. Washington, Feb. 1, 1848. The Senate met at 13 o'olook. rrayer was made by the Chaplain, and the journal read. petitions. The usual quota of petitions upon various subjects, were presented, and appropriately disposed of. new colo coins. Mr. Atherton, of New Hampshire, Chairman of the Committee on Finance, submitted a report in favor o ooining gold dollars and double eagles. public rainTino. Mr. Pierce, of Maryland, offered a joint resolution^ in favor of extending the time for reoeiving proposals for the printing of the next Congress to the first of March next He sustained his resolution with a few remarks. There were many objections to the manner in which the printing of Congress, under the present contract, had been done Inferior paper and bad type had been used, and they had been aubjeoted to great dslay. He wanted time to examine and ascertain if some better plan could not be devised. The resolution was adopted. relief to the caftors OF the frigate philadelphia. The Senate then took up the bill for the relief of the oaptors of the frigate Philadelphia. The bill was amended by inserting a provision in favor of the late Commodore Decator's widow and heirs, and then passed. the claim of david mverlt. A bill to pay the claim of David Myerly,oooupled the attention of the Senate to a late hour of the sitttlng. The bill was opposed by Messrs. Atohison, Metcalfe, Benton, and Underwood, and adveoated by Messrs. Badger. Niles, Berrien, and Hannegan. The vote upon ite engrossment resulted in the negative?yeas 10, nays 27. A motion to recommit, with instructions, was then made; but a quorum not voting, a motion was made to Alllnnrn >1,1.1, A.H.J V..!. .. '* MMGU. T MiuuD aobempvB w tmsDU bOl motion wore made, and without coming to any final conclusion. the committee rote, and after the dltpoeal of tome unimportant bueinest, the Senate adjourned. Home of Representatives, WiimnGTOii, Feb. 1,1848. The Honte assembled at twelve. The Speaker returned his teat, and called to order. The journal wan read and approved. nevrrw on torsion roods. Mr. Burt, of South Carolina, moved to proceed to thf regular order of the day. Mr 9:*on submitted a resolution, that the Committee on Manufactures be instrueted to inquire whether a system of bounties has been established by any foreign oountries, on goods manufactured In the same and imported into the United States, and whether counteracting measures should be adopted by Congress. It was read for information, but not considered. unitkll states courts Iff virginia?jupokl' salaries. The House then took up the bill for altering the time ef holding the United States Court in Western Virginia. and Increasing the salary of certain] judges. The merits of the bill were amply discussed by Messrs. Vinton, of Ohio, Kaufman, $of Texas, Cobb and Toombs, of Georgia, Athmun, of Massachusetts, and Jones, of Tennessee. Mr Jones moved to lay the bill on the table, whioh being lost by yeas 87, nays 88, tke further consideration of the subjeot was postponed SAW APPROPRIATION BILL. 0n motion of Mr. Vinton, of Ohio, the House then went into Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union, Mr. Jos. R. Ingersoll, Chairman, and resumed the consideration of the Navy Appropriation bill. Various amendments heretofore submitted were considered and debated. Mr. Schkncr, of Ohio, made a speech characterised by bis usual gcod humor, in defence of the present regulations respecting spirit ratlonb. Mr King, of Georgia, stated his views upon both sides cf the question, and moved to leave the whole question to the discretion of the Secretary of the Navy, whether they should have spirits in the navy at nil or not. Mr. Rocrwrll, of Connecticut, replied to the gentleman from Georgia, and was opposed to leaving any such discretion with the Secretary of the Navy. Mr. Botdkn, of North Carolina, playfally intimated that if the aotion of the incoming Secretary of the Navy conld be anticipated, it might have an Important bearing upon the decision of the committee. The members exhibited considerable merriment at the remark, and exchanged meaning glances at the gentleman from Georgia. The amendment offered yesterday by Mr. Rockwall, of Connecticut, making it optional with sailors In the navy to receive spirit rations, or their equivalent in money, waatben adopted; and the nroDOsition of Mr. King giving discretionary power to" the Secretary of the Navy, was rejected. After some farther consideration of the amendments, the committee roee and reported prog rets. Various conflicting motions were here made, as te what should next be done, amidst which a motion for adjournment prevailed. new York l.egletnture. Albanv, Feb. 1,1841. sknatk. the affairs or the mutual insurance company. Mr. Willing, from the Committee on Mutual Safety Insurance Company, offered a resolution In favor off submitting its affairs for examination. Mr. Lao hence's resolution was adopted, instructing the Comptroller to report the number of agencies for foreign insurance companies in the oity of rfew York, * the amount paid last year, with those whose bends have been filed within the past five years. personal liberty. The hill previously rep.rted, making certain provisions lor the protection of personal liberty, was taken up and ordered to the third reading. I'AriTAI. PUNISHMENT. The Senate, In committee, took up the bill for the abolition of oapital punishment, and atter further consideration. and the rejeotiou of an amendment which was offered, the bill was laid on the table. PEEK SCHOOLS. The bill providing for the establishment of free schools in the State was taken up and ordered to the third reading. The seotion preserving a distinction between country and city schools was restored The section which proposes to submit the question to the people was rejected. 1'iemption ci' homesteads. The bill previously reported, which provides for an pxsmptlon of all homesteads from seisure and sale for debt, wes taken up and put forward. ASSEMBLY. CLEAN STREETS. Mr. Casipsell reported a bill in favor of preventing he throwing of oflal Into the streets ef the oity of New fork. WILLIAMIRURO. The bill to amend the charter of the village of Williamsburg was taken up and pas.ved. MO II Til AO E SALES. The Sheriff of New York reported the number of aorfgsge sales within tbe pert year, whloh amount to ?4 ; the amount of fees f i 160, and that the amount d band an ountcd to (13 f'k) The bill was passed. rniEF. noHTiNo. The bill to punish prise fighting was taken up, and mrther ooufldcrntion. ordered to athlrd reading, he provisions of this bill have bren made vary strlnent. REIIEF TO TIIV. DP A P AND DUMP , g The bill making an appropriation of pllOOOto the >enf end Dumb Institution of the city of New York, ex teken up and pasrod. pilot RILL. This bill was further oonsidsred, and someprogret* sde. Things In Brw Orleans. Nrw Oslrans, Jan. *-0,1^40. The cholera has disappeared. The weathe 'rfavorble. Freights are advancing. Tim C?IUU

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