Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 3, 1849, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 3, 1849 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. lotttWMt corner of fultM ud RaaM? it*f jABed GORDON UHNNBTr, PEOPB1KTOH. TIOC DAIL T HERALD.? Two edition*, 1 . ?nt* per copytj nor anmean The ?OKMNO EDITION it publuivd at | deloek A ML, and Attributed before breakfast, '.he AFTER NOON EDITION ran be hud of the ntmhoyt at i o'clock. TUM WEEKLY HKKAt.Lt, for eircuLition on thie Canti nont.i* piUiiM every Saturday, at li)% cents per copy, or 9> per annum: for circulation in Ru-ope, and prin'od in French and English every mail strum pa-ket day. at fl!< co/ste or copy, or 94 per annum; the latter price to include the postpa. ALL LETTERS by mail, for tuber riptione, or with adoorKooooonto, to be poet-paid, or tko poet age will ho deducted front tht hmm rmmtUd VOLUNTARY CORRESPONDENCE, containing Important nowo.toRcdod from any gunrtrr of the world; tf need, will be Kberally paid for ADVERTISEMENTS, (rei^wed every morning, and to to published in the morning and afternoon edition,) at reasonable pricee; Co be written in a plain, legible manner; the proprietor not roeponelblo for errore in m.muecrtpi. . NO NOTICE taken of an-nymcus rommunsratwne. Wh %f. User ie intended for insert un must be au'hentiated by the oame and addreee of th- writer; ~ot rrceesarxly for publication, but ae a guar inly of hie good faith. We cannot return rejected communications PRINTING of all kind* eremtod beautifully, and with despatch. Orders received at the office. AMUSEMENTS THIS EVEN1NQ. bow emi thuiisk ritro?",ci*-ji^?v Linn Uarhiui Lira. BROADWAY THEATRE, Broadway?Mohte-Ckirto. NATIONAL THEATRE. Chatham Squaia?Joaw or Aeo? Ron** Meauowb?Autice to Husband*. BOSTON'S THEATRE. Chamber* ?UMb?Chablb* 2<1?Abe No Qwarrioat? Mohto-Obutt. MECHANICS' BALL, Broadway, near Brootna?Chkmtt'b HntrrnaiA. BOClBrT LIBRAKY, Broadway, near Loonard-Naw Okleaes See mi inna ALU AH BRA, Broadway, now Prlno*?Bahta, Lx.vr te Co.'* AaaHicAN Ciaova. ZOOLOGICAL HALL, Bowery?Van Ambukoh k Co.'* laiMikia CHINESE MUSEUM, 539 Broadway?Ohibesb OuKwnnaa. PANORAMA BALL, 698 Broadway?DoitrtATAw's .P*NOfasia or Mexico. TABERNACLE. Broadway.-GtrwoV* Obawd CowoeKt. New York, Snlurday, Kebroary 3, 184#, departure of the President Elect from Boton Hongc?His Letter to the Hew York Herold. We received authentic intelligence from Baton ltouge, yesterday, stating that the President elect was to leave that place on the twenty-fifth ultimo, on his way to Washington; and that it was his intention to reach that capital on the twenty-third ol February. The correspondence communicating tins intelligence, will be found in the proper depal tment, in another column. By the same mai' we also received a private letter trom Gene, ral Taylor, thanking us for the course which we have pursued towards him for several years past j and expressing "his sincere wishes for your health and prosperity," and for the "continued success and usefulness of your journal, See. &c. Sec." We are happy in beiDg thus appreciated by the venerable hero who will soon ascend to the highest dignity on earth?that is, to be the honest chief I magistrate of a free and intelligent people. Our support of General Taylor, trom the first moment that he took command of the American army on the Rio Grande, has been as disinterested as it has been independent. We are no seekera . after office or emolument from any administration, nor are we in any way connected with any class or clique of men who are animated by stmi" lur motives. The same great, enlightened and intelligent people who have elevated General Taylor to the Presidency of these United States, have supported the New York Herald from the j day when its first impression was issued to the world until the present time, when it has a circulation and *a position in the world equal to that of any journal in Christendom. We were the first and foremost of all the journals published in the United Stutes to propose General Taylor as a candidate lor the Presidency, and to hold him forth as eminently qualified, by the dignity and purity of his character, to fill the chair once occupied by the Father of his country, to whose character that of the hero of Buena Vista bears a sinking resemblance. We put him forward rs s candidute <tr the Presidency on the morning alter the arrival of the news giving us the particulars of his first brilliant victory on the Rio Grande; and from that morning till the election, our laith in lnm never laultered. For many years previous to that period we had a persona' and perfect knowledge of his talents, hispurity, his integrity, his pairiotism, and his firmness. This was as long ago as the summer of 1840, at the Falls of Niagara, where we resided for several weeks under the same roof which covered that venerable man, when he was taking a little repose alter his trying campaign in the everglades of Florida. We found him then, in private life, and in conversation, exactly what he has since phown himpelf to be, and what he wll| prove himself to be in the high office to which he has been so triumphantly elected?the Presidency of the United Stab's?a pure patriot, aa honest man, with a calm and energetic mind, capable of meeting any crisis, and of overcoming every difficulty. , In a few weeks he will be President. In that high position he will no doubt have to encounter many difficulties; for who has esca|>ed the troubles occasioned by selfish and scrambling politicians 1 But we have every confidence that he will overcome them all, and make one of the most popular Presidents that thu country has ever had since the time of Washington, who was in the laBt century, what we hope General Taylor will be in the present century:?" the first in peace, the first in war, and the first in the hearts ol his c mtrymen." Musical Intki.i.ibenck.?We are in'ormed that Mr. Fry has absolutely made engagements with some new artists in Italy, the namea of whom have been given in some quarters, but none of them, we are very well assured, occupy the first rank as opera singers in Italy or any other part of Kurope. Possibly the purchase of the panorama of Venice, to which we formerly alluded, may be abandoned for the puipose of engaging a new troupe for the next season ol the opera The necessity of importing a fresh company ol artists has been forced on the present management, in consequence of the difficulties which have been encountered during ' thp nr#>R#?nt Maunn Thorn ia ? ?** 1 .v - i ? f ?- ?? ?w iif^cunuuu mai Benedetti, Trufli, or the other artists of the Italian ( school, would make another engagement similar to that which they have made lor the present ' Those Italian artistsdo not wish, and never will 1 hereafter consent, to be placed on the, same level, in point of genius and talent, with second or third rata vocalists, of the French school. They must be either number one or number nothing. Pride of profession Will not permit them to occupy a subordinate position to the Laborde portion of the Ia the event of such arrangements taking place under the auspices of the Ast>;r Place Theatre management, it is highly probable that the next season will usher in afresh revival in the o,?era line, and introduce a great deal of competition between the Astor Place Opera House and other theatres of this city. If the Boadway theatre should engage Benedetti, Trufli, and their associates, for next season, and have opera three nights in the week, it would present attractions far su,?enor to anything that Mr. Fry could produce at 1 his establishment. Those artists enjoy a great deal of popularity, not only among musical critics, 1 hut they are estimated properly by the community I at large, who profess no exclumvaneas in Italian ' music, but relish fine singing and beautiful acting, 1 without regard to cliques or critics. There will ' be a vast secession to our musical talent in this 1 country, next season. Mad'lle Borghrse and Sig- 1 aor Corelli are now on their way to this country, 1 and they will no doubt be open to an engagement 1 from any manager that may want tlieir services. ' Bo there is a prospect of having plenty of fine mu- ' sic, and no monopoly, during the next season. ' Nomination of W. H. Boward, for UrtHod State* Senator. W. H. Seward hat triumphed. The caucus nomination in Albany has carried everything before it. Thurlow Weed is the true Warwick of the day. The abolition feeling has received a fresh spring of action. The vote of the caucus will be duly registered by the Senate and Assembly at Albany. The leading abolition agitator of this great State will be Senator in Congress for the six ensuing years. We have always anticipated such a result, lrom '!>* first Agitation si the question, after the recent election The steam power of the whig party has been under the control of Thurlow Weed, at Albany, for some time past, and it only required him to open the cock a little wider, and to make a Senator. The opposition to such a purpose was in its nature trifling, imbecile, and scattered. Fillmore and Collier, with their associates, had no !>ower to carry their purposes into effect, and no courage to enter into the field of political action. Tht-y could uot command but the support of three or four journals in the interior of the State, All the seekers after office under the new administra' tion, were intimidated from making any opposition, in consequence of the concentration of forces at Albany, under the auspices of Mr. Seward and Thurlow Weed. Henceforth, they will tor years regulate the caucuses of the whig party, and select who are to be the future governors and magistrates of this great State. A regime is now established equally as potent as that which existed under Mart'n Van Buren and the democrats. It is a reoiine as arhitmrv. *n isl.m.i as unscrupulous, and as detestable, as any which has ever hsretolore appeared in the history of New York politics. We muBt all submit to destiny, and our destiny is, to be hereafter ruled for years by this junta in Albany, who have all sprung from the antimasonic excitement which prevailed here some years ago, have stimulated every local and sectional agitation, and who are now firmly planted, despite, of all opposition, on broad abolition ground, not only in the State Legislature, but in the Congress of the whole confederacy. The election of Mr. Seward for United States Senator for this great State?an event now inevita ble, will create some noise in the Notth, and not e little in the South. He is a representative, in the broadest sense of the word, of the strongest abolition feelings of this State, as well as of the North. The emancipation of the colored race in the Southerc States, either with or without the constitution, hai been the broad platform on which the preieni movement has succeeded, and the new Senatoi will be elected. The recent speeches, orations, and developements, coming from Mr. Seward and his friends, have taken the broadest ground in favor of the anti-slavery movements of the North. The abolition of slavery, the prohibition of the slave trade in the District of Columbia, the prevention of slavery in the new territories, the adoption of such measures in the free States as will give effect to these sweeping demands of the North, and force the question itself on the Southern States?such have been the guiding tenets of these men, with their confederates, for some years past. With these antecedents, can it be expected, that, on Mr. Seward takinghis seat in the United States Senate, he will at once eflace from his recollection the causes thai led to his elevation, and far ever retrain from allusion to the great question which hitherto has been the polar star of his political life T It cannot be expected; and it will be seen that the great State of New York will now be the leading abolition State in the North, and will in uture be engaged not only within the pale of the constitution, but snatching a brand beyond it, ignite all within its influence, and Bpread the flames of the antislavery excitement which now exists between the Northern and Southern States, far and wide over the Union. When Mr. Seward was Governor of this Slate, every one remembers the collision which took place, through his political feelings, between New York and Virginia, in relation tofugilive elavea from fit* latf?*r T'k.. c?1;? - - ....v.. *u?, oaliic ICCIlIlg, DU( on a more extended scale, will now actuate him in his future career, and be made the basis of his future movements, from his place in the chamber of the United States Senate. Mr. Seward is an able man, strong in purpose, and is now backed by the whig party of New Yoik and the whole power of this great State. What will the Southern States say to such an election, or how will they meet such a prospect for the iuture ! The twin manifestoes from the South, prepared by Mr. Calhoun and Mr. Berrien, and hsned from Washington, will, we imagine, soon be considered tame and insipid, and something more bold and energetic will be demanded at the hands of these Southern statesmen. The election of Mr Seward, with anti-slavery feelings and purposes, will create strong feelings of indignation in the Southern States, and will call forth counteracting movements, to preserve the inviolability of the constitution, and may possibly, eventually, lead to serious and unfortunate results at an early day. The commercial and constitutional relations of these two sections of the Union have become, of |ate days, ellete and impaired, in consequence o' the strange mania of the North in favor of the I general emancipation of the slaves, and the determination of the South to resist every interference and adhere to the compromises of the constitution. To whatever quarter of the political horizon we look, the prospect is far from cheering; and the future is more gloomy than we ever remember to have seen it. We hope for the best. Fashionable Intii.lioenck.?We understand that a very important movement has been projected by a number ol the Opera subscribers, for the purpose of wiping out the stigma attached to the recent fanry dress ball at the Astor Place Opera House, and of sifting and setting on its legs fashionable society in '.his city, so as to be hereafter beyond the reach of cavil or objection. A few evenings ago, a meeting was held in one of the private rooms of the Opera House, composed of the leading subscribers, at which it was agreed to get up a splendid dre6s ball, (not fancy dress,) on the nineteenth of the present month, and to make such arrangements, and put it on such a looting, as would obviate all the discontent and disagreements caused by recent events. It is proposed that one hundred and fifty or two hundred of the Opera subscribers should take from three to five tickets each, and sell them to, or distribute thrm among, their acquaintances, in such a manner us would exclude all improper persons from meeting together on the evening in question. Each ticket will admit one gentleman and two ladies, and the aggregate number to he issued is proposed to bs one thousand, which would make the whole assemblage, if all would attend, equal to about three thousand, one thousand ol whom would be gentlemen, and the remainder ladies. Every subscriber, on receiving his share of the tickets is to become responsible for the ch&raoter and re! epectability of those to whom he may aell them. The names of all applicants will be presented to the committee ol management, which will be very numerous, and every individual's claim to tashion will be decided by debate and ballot. This seems to be a very plausible movement to reorganize fashionable society m this city, and put it on a strictly responsible basia. All sporting characters, or such persons as occupy equivocal positions in society, will of course be excluded, whether male or female. We have not heard what style of danciag is to be permitted ; but pronably the fashionable polka will be allowed to a moderate extent. The effect of thia ball, ia a financial point of view, will no doubt be to replenish the treasury of the Opera House; for theseasoa thus far, acoording to the best accounts that can he ascertained, has not been very productive, and has rather fallen behind the expense*. Thia dress hall is to be held on the nineteenth of thin month, ta order to allow time for many of the fashionables to proceed to Waahington, and be present at the inauguration balls. As the matter progresses, we shall be able to give our readers further intelligence. The sole manager oi the recent fancy ball will, we understand, be excluded from any participation in the management of this graud move- ' ment. Most likely it is intended to re-unite all the various conflicting cliques oi fashionable society, admit a lew additions, and to set the haut ton oi New York on its pedestals, looking also a little to the benefit that may grow out of it towards the exhausted treasuiy of the Opera. Thtatrleal and Musical* Bowkkv Thcatbk.?Daring tbs present week the "Haunted Man" baa been played every evening. It Is ratber too metaphorical, perhaps, for a mixed audience, bnt tbe different obnraotera have been well sustained, and, on the whole, tbla version of Dickens's story has bean well reoalved. It Is tbe London edition, and follows tbe story very olosely. Tbe scenery, as represented at tbe Bowery, was very aoourate, as were tbe dresses and scenes at tbs Tetterby's, ko Tbe Lees still oontlnue to perform nightly. They have created a perfect furort in their favor, and as we bave spoken so frequently of ibeir excellence, we need not ley any more at present. Td-b'tht is the lest of their engagement, so tho e who wish to see them bad better take this ^rtunliTbe Bowery eompaby are peculiarly euoceMfal In tn? light farce* and comedies whioh have been played . every evening with tbe "Haunted Man," and the Lee's performance*. To-night tbe very amusing and popnInr nlpPHii nf "Marriffi l.ifn ? knd 11 lannn I will be played. M1m Taylor's personation of Jenny la excellent; and Hall. Gilbert, Wlnans, &o.. all contribute to the evening's entertainment. Great noieltiea trill be prodnoed next week. The Bowery Theatre never lags behind in the theatrloal raee. Bboadwat Theatre.?This hense was crowded las evening, as usual; and the grand romaotlo speotaole 1 of " Monte Crlsto" was again repeated, for the thirtyfifth time. The sensation whloh it has oreated remain! still unabated, and the beauty and fashion of our olty continue to patronize this truly popular and megnifll cent pieoe. The prison scenes, the gloomy aepeot el the dungeons in whloh Dantes (Lester) and the Abbe 1 Faria (Dyott) are In confinement, give a oorreot idea [ of the appalling misery oonneoted with prison life. The gorgeous scenic display, representing the island of 1 Monte Crlsto, which succeeds, agreeably relieves the , eye of the spectator. The effeot here Is truly grand and imposing The landing of the smugglers, the waves In apparent motion, Abd the variousIno'dente introduced in this beautiful soene, make it the most , attractive in the entire pieoe Never before has sc splendid a speotaole been plaoed upon our publio b-ards; and the crowds that still oontinue to ilook forward to L witness this grand entertainment, show how highly lta merits are appreciated. National Thi atri,?"Rosina Meadows" is n'ghtly ' received with immense applause from orowded audiences, and bids fair to rnn as long and suooessfully i as any of the local pieces whloh have yet been prodnoed I by CbanfTau He himself is a tower of strength in this . branch of the druma; and Indeed, he has proved to be moet excellent in anything he undertakes. Seymour, r Booth, Pardey, Miss Mestayer, Mrs Chapman, Tilton, Taylor, and the rest all act flnely. The National will always be recrgnlsed as one of the leading theatres of the olty, as long as it is so energetically managed, and so well supplied with talented artists, as it is at present. To-night, the drama of "Joan of Arc" will oommenoe the entertainments. It is a very handsome drama; and Miss Mestayer, as Jean, the warlike maid of Orleans, looks and aots splendidly. " Rosina Meadows," and the farce of " Advloe to Husbands," will form the remainder of the entertainments We peroeive that Mr. Seymour, the well known Sykeeey. and clever young Irish comedian, puts his name up for a benefit next Tuesday evening. Bcston'* Theatbe.?"Vanity Fair" was played again last night to a large audlenoe, and was received, as heretofore, with the strongest demonstrations of applause. This was followed by a new burlesque, entitled " Monto Crlsty," in which Miss Chapman displayed with considerable power her peculiar talents In this line. We shall notioe the pieoe more fully on a future occasion. It was equally auooessful as any of the late burlesques brought out at this theatre. To night is set apart for the benefit of Mr. Hunt, formerly of the Park theatre. Several distinguished artists, including Mr. Scott, Mr. Nickinson, Heri Cline, Mr Gossin, Mr. Nixon, and Mrs Winstanley. have proffered their services for the ocoatlon. Toe comedy of "Charles II performances on the tight rope, the vaudeville of " Ask no Questions." and the burlesque of " Monto Cristy," eoropr ae the entertainments for the evening. We are oonfident that, with such performers and snoh a bill of fare, the benefit will be a bumper. The Dramatic Association Benefit will take place on Thursday, Feb. 8. instead of T .eeday. as advertised. We understand a large number of tickets have been sold, and there is every prospect of a most bril llant entertainment and /nil house. Ami-khan Ciaci's?Last evening thin excellent cirrus wm well filled. considering the had state of the weather; and the performances were, as usual, of the very best quality, being net aside for the benefit of Joe I'entland, the inimitable clown. The Arab troop were very attractive, and the extraordinary riding of Masters Matinee and Jesn>, and Master Walter Ayinar, astonlshrd the audience. The wonderful ponies, and the Tom Thumb horse, created the greatest wonder imaginable. The comical afterpiece went off well. Today a performance will take place at 2 o'clock, for the especial accommodation of families who cannot come In the evening. Christy's Minitrkls?These inimitable darkles were honored with another full house last evening. Their career has been truly astonishing. From the first night of tbelr appearanoe till the present time, gold, tar superior to that of California, for it is assayed and converted Into United 8tates currency, has flowed in upon them, in a current strong enough almost to turn their beads This is an appropriate oommentary on their merits as musicians of the negro order. They will give, as they usually do on Saturdays, an afternoon entertainment to-day, as well as one In the evening. New Ori.rani Screnaderi?To-day these racy minstrels will give two concerts, vis., at 3 and I P.M , and we have no doubt they will be as crowded as ever. They have lately Introduced a variety ef new ballads and choruses, which give fine opportunity for the display of the admirable vocal capabilities of the members of this company. They have several novelties in rehearsal, and. we understand, will bring them forward next week. Do* sat en's Panorama or Mexico.?Mexioo has always been a most interesting cenntry to the oltisens of the Union, but more especially so si nee the late war there, where so many of our brave oltisen soldiers acquitted themselves so gallantly. The various battles, marches, enoounters ho , which occurred under Taylor and Scott, will long be remembered in song and , story; and an exhibition like the present, whlob gives such an aoourste representation of these stirring scenes, oennot fall to prove interesting. To-day it will be exhibited twiee, vis , at 8 and 7 PM. Chinese Moacom.?This oolleotion has been visited by thousands slnoe it was brought to this city, and these among the visiters who have been in China, and Imagined themselves perfectly acquainted with all the modes and customs ef the Chinese, were astonished to find bow many more curioeltlee here were to be seen here than they expected. There are no less than sixty full llfe-sixe figures, attired in as many different costumes, besides models of temples, junks, boats, bridges, theatres, he., paintings, Ivory oarved work, ho. A visit to this exhibition oannot fall to interest all. A new oomedy, from the pen of Mr J K Durlvage, has been brought out at one of lbs New Orleans theatres. The title of the piece is1' Where there's a Will there's a Way," and Is very highly spoken of. Mr. D. was formerly connected with the New Ytrk Herald, as a reporter. Mm. Bt.-ti.h'a Rkadino*.?Mrs Butler,on Wednesday evening, read 8bakspeare's play of "Much Ado about Nothing." These performances are. oertainly, most wonderful exhibitions ot art. Mrs Butler's manner and Intonation give such an individuality to the various parts, that, on looking back, all the characters se*in to have passed in order before the listener. To the Inferior characters she gives a foroe and meaning which had bardly before been thought to belong to them; and she enters Into the humnrous parts In an inimitable manner In her own character of Beatrice, she hbinee out magnificently. Those who hare not been, surely ehoutd go The play to be read thla eranirg la "The Merchant of Venloe ? Boston Daily Jtdserfuer, Ftk. 2 Police Intelligence* Charge of Defrauding CreditorI ?Under thla head' we noticed, In laat Wednesday'* Herald, a complaint baring been made agalnet Mr. Win. A Colt, on an alleged conspiracy with one Zekel P. Willie Thla oaae has not yet been inreetlgated before Juetice Oaberae, and Mr I oh hopes that the public will eaepend any opinion in the matter cntil a full investigation takea plane, in which Mr. Colt asserts he can ehow quite a different atate of facta, that will completely alter the whole hffalr. Mr. Cou resides in Brooklyn, where he enjoy a the confidence of his fellow oitiaens. who utterly repudiate tbe Idea that he weald be guilty ef each an act Jhreti of a Burglar.?A man. by the name of Andrew II Darcsy, w*a caught last night, by offloer Wallace, of tbe Ktghteenth ward, In the act of breaklag Into a stable, situated in Twenty-serenth street, near tbe 1 bird avenue. belonging to Thompson W Docker. This stable had been lorccd open and robbed of sarsral articles, before, and a watch was kept on the premises, whith rer ultcd In the arrest of tbe man abore mentl< ncd. The aocased was taken befera the magistrate, and committed lor trial llohlrd on the Fii e Points.-Officer Oanghem, of the SUth Ward pollee, arrested, laat night, two black women. called Mary Ann Washington and Ann Amelia rayten.on a charge of robbing a men of their own co'or, by the nime of Peter Huff, residing at Na 28 Muiray street, of a silver watch, rained at $28 One of the women anknowledged to the officer that she had the pawn ticket of the watch, and would retnrn It. Justice McOrath committed them both for a farther hearing Jl Lithomt Clerk.?In onr report, yesterday, under thla bead, In the case of A. P Van Aeraam, the olerk formerly In the employ of Mr Richard M'Namee, No. 18 William street. It should bars bee a tha money be sited was collected from the debtors of Mr M'Names, Instead of tha creditors, as stated by mistake Jl Ditkos est link ? A yeune man by tha name of A. P Van Aernam.waa arrested on Thursday, by officer Croeett, on a charge of embeatllng about $118 from hl? employer, a merobant In William street. Justice McOrath committed him to prison for a farther hearing. Than was a snow storm at lactam on Thursday last Tha ststghlng la again vary Inc. City Intelligence. Ciiiroimi Gold Tsiai> and Ket no Wlntimo. Mr. Warwlok, of No. IT Jobs street, has reoeived quantity of the shining metal whiob abounds in Co fornia ; but, for tbe sake of the hundred# and tho sands of enterprising young men, who are daily lee ing for tbe gold diggings, it is to be hoped that this not a fair specimen of the ore which is dug from t count aim, or of the dost whleh la washed from t eand* along the rivers of that oountry The first pit teeted was a lump about tbe sire of a robin's egg, qu heavy, and bearing a decidedly golden appearance Aold poured upon this lump made no impression the ehipiog gpaes. Tfce next Vest made was by the i of the pin re dr oucki. Tbe California lump wai rt bed upon the stone, and beside It, on tbe same eto was tubbed a piece of gold sixteen oarats fine; t acid waa then applied to the eurfeoe of the atone, a in a few aeeondetbe marks of tbe California metal wi entirely obliterated, while thoee made by the real g< sbone forth as brightly as aver Mr. W proved, beyo a donbt. that the specimen whieb he had was nothl but pyrites of iron. It is stated that oonsidera sales of spelter solder have been made in this o within a short time past This material look* v< much like the gold duet washed from river sands, a the inexperienced eye would at onee be deceived by It is sold for a few cents per pound; and the impress is. that large quantities will be snipped to Califori and having arrived there, tbe probability is that soi body will be taken in by it. This stulf will not b the test of aeid, so tbat ordinary oare will prevent cepticn being practised by its aid Another specie of "turn California gold, produoed by Mr Warw; eas" a very pteiiy P?W ?t O1?*,exceedingly hand., to look at, but entirely worthless. It is well for tt who are about to start for the gold regions, to ki there things, so that they may provide themselves v tbe necessary Information in respect to metals i also with ths implements and mateiiale necessar i make tbe requisite teste. List or Fiats ?Tbe following is a list of all the I which oconrred In the city during the month of nuary, compiled from the returns of the Chief Ki neer: . 2d.?Stable in Stanton street, near Bowery; dan trilling. 2d ?Cooper's shop in Robinson street; trifling. I 8d- Stable In Clinton, near Grand street; trtfiln 7tb.?Three story brick, corner of 4th and Bar streets; considerable. 8th ?Two story briok, 42 Division street; parti ' destroyed i Oth ?Three story briok in 6th avenue, near 7th str

IrlSifiv "loth'?Two story briok in Avenue C, near Oth str trifling. 11th ? Four story brick, 202 Greenwlob street; ] tially destroyed. 11th?Four story briok, 242 Ninth street; parti destroyed. 12th ? Four story brick, in Sheriff, near Stan street; corelderable. 14th ? Three story briok oorner of Nassau i Spruce streets; trifling. 17th ?Three story briok, corner of Charles i Greenwich; trifling. lBtb.? Four story briok, oorner of Oth avenue i 16th street; trifling. 20th.?Three story briok, oorner of Cliff and Beeki streets; trifling. 21st.?Two story wood, oorner of 14th street and avenue; partially destroyed. 22d.?Three story brick, 234 Washington street; f tially destroyed. 24th.? Four story hriok, 64 Beekman street; oonsld able. 24th ?Three story briok, 64 Courtlandt stre trifling. 24th.?Two story briok in Terry, near Faotory strt trifling. 24tb.?Three story brick in Front, near Tike stre trifling. 26th ?Three story briok in Beaoh, near Washing' street; trifling. 26tb.? One story wood, oorner or Lexington avei and 81st street; destroyed. 27th.?Three story briok, 268 Third street; trifling 30th ?Four story briok, 6 West Broadway; partii destroyed 80th.? Four story brick in 28th street, near 1st a nue; partially destroyed. 31ts.?Two story brick, 143 Houston street; triflii Making a total of twenty-six fires. There were durl the month two false alarms. Ruffianism ?As a colored man, named James Hi ry, steward of the sebeoner St Mary's, was passi along Orange street, on Thursday night, when ero ing an alley near Pete Williams's, some ruffian wi tonly threw a broken briok, and hit him on the hoi The poor man was severely wounded, and was atter ed by a pbysiolan, as soon as one eould be prenured the police. After dressing his wounds temporarl Dr. Sweeney ordered Henry to be removed to the hi Sital, where he eould receive all the attention whl is case required The assault was unprovoked, a the assailant is unknown. F.miosant Locoksi ?There were thirty-seven d< titute emigrant lodgers in the Sixth ward static house, en Thursday night, most of whom sought t only a place to sleep, but food to allay gnawing hung Something should be done to prevent this tide of Imt grant pauperism (torn overflowing our eity. If sou thing be not dene soon, a pestilence must ensue, sure as cause produces effect Ship fever and eholi may be upon us, and infect the whole oity, before are aware of it. Fatal Accident.?The coroner held an inque testerday, at the City Hospital, on tbebody of Char! awrence. a native of K.ngland, aged 47 years, w came to bis death by the falling of a blook from t rigging of the steamship Faleon. It appears that jc as the ship was about leaving the dook, en Thursda for Lbagrrs, the deceased, who was a fireman on boat was star ding on the side of the vessel looking towar the deck, when two men ascended the rigging to I one of the blooks, and while tbns engaged, the blo< accidentally fell from the hands of one of the men. at before the deceased could get out of the way, theblo< tell upon bis head, knocking him senseless on the dec The poor fellew was at ouoe oonveyed to the City Hi pital, where he died in about an boor afterwards. T blook weighed about 60 lbs. The jury rendered a vi ilinf UAAAUfUnw ? *?? We? .... ?V ?uo QUUTR imvbt HoTtnicnt* or InllTlUnali. Tbe following proved the principal portion of an vale yesterday Amkhii'ik? A. Bradsbaw, Boeton; j. Shaw, do; i T. Wadlelgh, New Hampshire; W. Marihall, Bos to K Hopklne. Burlington; R Seaton, Kentuoky; T Morton. Qulnoy; F Johnson. Boston; Solomon Carte Philadelphia. aitob? R C. Book. Baltimore; O. Pe body. Philadelphia; H. Hotingahead. do; J. Addlngto' Virginia; J. D. Mumford, Richmond; Captain Gri wold. Lynn; L. H. King. Cincinnati; E W. Well Boeton; GeorpeOrmsby. Kentnoky; D Dwight.Sprtni field. Citv?W. Stafford, Baltimore; J. Hardon. Vii ginia; D. Oroee. Mobile; G. Bnekley, Virginia; . Reed. Philadelphia; Dr. Bowie, United Stares Nav; l.ientrnant Blunt, do; K. Hnntlngtoa, Philadelphti J Harris, Massachusetts; L. D Spaulding.Portsmoutl llowaan?D. 0. liydee, New York; B. Traoey, Phili delpbla; A. Gilbert, Lowell; Augustus Grimes, No Orleans; W Nlrolls. Clinton; 8. Gilbert, Boston; . Kenleon, Philadelphia; G Draper. Boston; W. Belsoi Philadelphia; R Heywood, Mississippi, larirro Hons (Howard's)-II. J. Meade, Cincinnati; H. Kendriol United States Navy; G. Potter, Schenectady; ( Maey. Nantucket; J.Seymour, New Orleans; Mr. an Mrs. Rlgny. Montreal; Justice Deans. Connestienl Edward Deane. do; W. Gowan. Alabama; J H Lum; kin. Waterbury; C. Jennings, Virginia; J. H. Caldwel Baltimore; Major F.mory, U. S. A; Colonel Wood Missouri. United Stat en Commissioner's Office. Before A. Gardiner, Esq , U. 8. Commissioner. Fan. 2 ?Char ft of Opening Letters.?The inveetlgi tion Into the case of Charles Chinnoek, oharged wit having opened a letter, was finished lata on Thorsds evening, and resulted In his dlscharga. The Erjit en.? The owners o( this vessel (which wi on Thursday evening reported to be lost, togethi with all hands on board, and which caused sush ei cltement in the city) appeared at the United Stati Diet riot Attorney's Offloe, and also at tbe office of Mi Commissioner Morton, this morning,and Invoked tfa aid of the law against the seoond mate of tbe Kxprea brought hers by Captain Armstrong After a ronsu tatlon between the parties, the latter gentleman wi directed to attend at the District Attorney's office i the course of tbe day. He did not, however, attenc and no decision has yet been come to, whether an proceedings will be taken against tbe aoeused or nol Court of Special Sessions* Before Judge Daly. Aldarmea MoKntght and 8teveni Feb. 2,? Heniy Broten, mate of the ship Julia llos ard, was put forward, oharged with stealing a bag ? ootton from the master or owner of said vessel Th defenoe set up was, that prisoner had swept tegethe the refuse of various cotton bags, or paokages, wble be olaimed as perquisites, or sweepings, and which wa a customary allowance In all ships engaged In this pat tloular branch of Southern trade. The oourt dlsohari ed the prisoner. After disposing of a few cases of petit laroeny, th court adjourned to Tuesday neit Tha court la undergoing a thorough alteration; am the bench, lawyers, Ac . will have ample aocommoda tion from the change, which will ha an impravaman In every respect. Gen.Taylor and tbe Ladles of Memphis. Baton Roma, La., Jan. S, 1149. Ladies?'Your very complimentary and aceeptabli communication of the SOtn ult, in whloh you unit< with my fellow oitlsens of M-aphts, in inviting my se f and family to partake of the hospitalities of youi elty, on my route to Washington, baa been received.! I regrtt that the health of my family, and the sir cumstancss under which I will travel, will nravent trem nom accompanying mn on my journey to th< cuptlal, and that tbey will bo tbua deprived of th? pleasure of offering their acknowledgment* In paraon to ycu for your courteoue Invitation. I (hall, how 'top for a few houra In your olty. on my paeeagt up tba river, and I ehall then be moat happy to offai to ytfu. In tkelr behalf a? wall aa In my owe. my oordlal thank* for tba gratifying aeeuranoa of your eonaldatatlon conveyed In yonr Invitation. With aentlmenta of tha blgbeat raapaot, I am, ladlea, your ohadlant aarvant, Z. TAVLOR. To Vn Jamks Prnn, Mr*. If. Q. Smith, and othera, Mtmpbla, Tenn llnwnl latalllganea. Faon mi Offi.r SquAuaen.- By a prlvata lattai frrm an t.fllcer ofl tba Vera Crue atatlon, wa laarn that tba Board of Haalth of that olty hava determined to quarantine for a longer or ehorter tlma, aooordlng to tha paraagea. all vaaaala arriving from porta In tha United Mate* during tha ealatenee of A>latle cholera Tba brig Irving, from tbla port.waa In quarantine on tba 8th Invt , at lala Verde. The aloop af war Saratoga waa at Naorlfloloa on the 8th? offloora and oraw all well. She waa ahartly to aall, to oommunlaata with Tamploo, and return She will probably remain on the atatlon till tha middle of February, and than 'all to Ponatcela for provlaiena.? N. 0. rtrayme, Jan. <4. Alrant Feb. 1, 1849. ? The Nomination of William H. Seward to the 1 * United State* Senate?The Proceeding* of th* "" Whig Joint Caucu*?legislative Affair*, tfc. tfC a The abdication of Napoleon was a calamity to the world, and the reatoration of William II. SehH ward to that great position which he could no' h)# reach by the votes of the people, is a calamity to r0# the State and the' country. Thus, those results lt? which iollow the triumphs of individual, may be ? disastrous,as well as those which are often caused on by their overthrow. William H.Seward has trid4 uniohedj the legislature of 1849, composed of one ib hundred and thirty-one whigs and twenty-nine democrats, have elected him as the representative * ot the State of NewYork in the Senate of the United States. This official act is an error, the conse,l(l quencesot which will be entailed upon the people mil tney enjoyed the inestimable privilege ol choosing mg their representatives in this Legislature, and the bis acts of those representatives, whether they be ftjr good or evil, are refrrrable to the |>eople. If thej #rJ nave been betrayed, they have a remedy; let then visit the penalty upon their immediate representa ion liveB- Seward, hir.aelf, is beyond their reach to ^ the next six yect8; the COQBlltuUon has pieced i ms- barrier betVvteo Senator Sewara and the people ?ar and front behind that barrier he may, with impuoi do- tv. tll^nnrF fh# Uni/vn ikn likirrflPH ftf the l)Ffl E I T-&y fcave^roiroVFim^'?? i?e following are the prooee>.'?" , . e?1Piatlire >BM caucus of ihe whig members m th?. J lose which was held in the Assembly ohan?? j ' rith *venmp, and which nominated Mr. Sewar* lttd the whig candidate for the office of U. S. Senator r to The lobbies and galleries of the cnamber weri filled by citizens?the interest felt by the public ii iras ihe election of a IF. S. Senator had in no way di jo. minished, but had rather increased, as the timi agl- approached for the final settlement of the cjuea tion; hence great anxiety prevailed among th? isgs jieople to witness the proceedings of the caueus there were aleo stationed in the lobbies, .represen tatives from the several counties, who are knowi to be members ol the central anti-masonic society or clique; these penvns attended the caucus fo ill. the purpose of overawing and intimidating unj member who might betray a factious aud unrulj set; sp'lit. Mr. W. 8 Smith, of Queens,mu appointedChatrmai eet; of the caucus; and, after some (light delay, Mr. Corn well, of the Senate, oalled the roll of whig members c par- the Legislature Tbejr severally answered to thel names, except the following nameu members, woo weif ally absent:?Of the Senate?Messrs. Colt, Oeddss, an Lawrence. Of the Assembly?Messrs. Bush. Crosi ton Dan/orth. Dodge, Fltshugh. Oreen, Hale, RUd. Leaven worth, Ylnoent, Wing. Messrs. Fish and W. H. Ro snd berteon were appointed Secretaries. Mr Robiut H. Pruvn offered a resolution providln snd that the oauoua will proceed to nominate, by ballot, i candidate to be supported for the offloa of Unite sud States Senator. Mr. Cornell offered a substitute to the followini nan effect :? Resolved, That It is inexpedient to ballot for Wtlllar 8th H. Seward or John A. Collier for the office of Unite States Senator; and that we prooeed to ballot unti ?r- some third person reoelves a majority of the votes fo said office, ier- The substitute was disagreed to. The question was about to be taken on Mr. Pruyn' iet; resolution, when Mr. Johnson, of the Senate, rose i address the eaucus. He desired to know the meaning ?t; *f the term "nominate," as used in that resolution; b desired to be Informed whether, if the resolution wa iet; adopted, the minority would be bound to vote, at tb final election, for the candidate whom the maj orlt; ton might choose to designate. Chairmen?The question is on the adoption of thi me resolution. Mr. Johnson continued?He said. If suoh was thi meaning of the resolution, he wished it understood illy He bad come here with the minority without oonoert and he was entirely unadvised In relation to the eoursi ye. whieh tbe majority had determined to pursue Thlswai the only opportunity hs oould have to explain his posi< ng. tlon upon this question. It was well known that the Ing question of oauous or no oaueus had been agitated foi several weeks, in and out of the legislature. There was another question for us to determine, and that was, ; "* whether,in aeleotlug a nominee for the office of Saaator, B we would consult the interests of tb# whole, or only a portion of the whig party. For himself, he had been a "T whig from the start, and he had oome here to make his dying speech as a whig. Mr. Johnson then prooseded to trace bis oonneetion with the whig party sinoe the ?J era of Clinton The whig party had always sst its '*? face against factions and cliques; tbe principles of tbe party were expanding; they were not contracted One ?a of the fundamental principles of tbe party, as he uuderstood it, was obedience to the law and reverenoe for liberty. Were those prinoiplea predominant In the s- mind of a legislator who would suffer himself to be led in- or driven by a oorrupt dictator? Was he free and lot independent if he would submit his judgment to the sr. dictation of another * He (Mr J ) proposed te stand al- her* as an independent man-unbiassed and untramie melted in his opinions He admitted that exlgeneiee so might exist when It would be well to obey perty rules, ira even at tbe ssciiflce of bis own Judgment; but suoh a we course would be justifiable only in a case of neoessity; be denied that in tbe present case it was necessary that st he should violate his own ideas of justice and duty, la lii order to elect Wm H Seward to the United 8tates ho Senate; this was merely a quarrel among ourselves?a he difference about men. He believed It was tbe intention of tbe mejority to nominate a man for whom his (Mr. J'*) coneoienoe would not permit him to vefe. d] Mr. J. contended that tbe whig party bad always di held packed caucuses like this in abhorrenoe; they bad gx not yet lost their horror of suoh oauouses; aud It was Dh a violation of their avowed principles to deny any a(i uicuiim vi bus party mi rigor 10 aisoriminate bout tween rival whig candidate* Ths iub*titut? offered by k Mr Cornell, with a sincere desire to oompromls* the >g^ difficulties existing among the whig* In relatlen to thi* he question, ha* been voted down. Yesterday a oompromi** ,r_ waiwoffered by the other tide; he feared that some of the independent whig* had been deluded by thoee offer*,and bed aooeptcd the oompromiee offered by the Seward olique. Mr. Johneon eloquently adverted to the prerj. aent exceedingly oritieal and dangerou* state of feeling existing between the South and the North; he assertH ed that, In hi> judgment, the eleotlon of Seward would D: tend to aggravate those bitter feelings; to eleot him y' wee to throw a lire- brand in to the Senate of the U nlted ,r" States. Mr. J. reviewed the public life of Mr Seward; he adverted to hie unpopularity at the olose of hi* exB ecutive career and to the oauses whloh had preduoed g) it. Mr. J. denied that Seward oonld carry the popular ? vote in any five oountles in the State. Mr. J also ' contrasted the speech delivered by 8eward at Cleve? land with the manifesto to the South lately issued by a caucus of the Southern members of Congtess; be ' declared that the eleotion of Seward would be a oonfes!! sion of the truth cf the charge whioh the South hare ' made against us in rwfe.enoe to the Institution of sla' very. In conclusion, the honorable gentleman did not _ heairate to avow it at his opinion that the whig mem, hers had been tampered with, and that if left to act according to their ewn views of propriety, they would ' Lave given a heavy majority against Seward. Mr. J. t was not chary of the language be employed in alluding to the eeoret, skulking and indirect efforts of the antlj masonic olique to control this question. His appeal l, was patriotic and forolble ; It was worthy of a noble ' and independent spirit V Mr Johnson having eonoluded, Mr. Frsua moved to ' amend Mr. Pruyn's resolution, by deolaring that the ' first ballot shall be merely informal The amendment was agreed to, and the cauous proceeded to ballot for a Senator, with the following remit:? t. Willi em II Seward received 88 votea. ,h Washington Hunt 3 " if Mark H. Sibley X " John A Collier 18 ? M Hamilton Fish 1 " st Joshua A. Speneer 3 " I- D. D. Barnard 3 " '* is Hugh Maxwell 8 " r. Frank tiranger 3 " e Luther I!radish 1 ? it John Young 1 " [. Doctor Dunlap.... 1 < m Blank 4 " n Thus William H. Seward received eighty eight out 1, of one hundred and thirty-one whig votes-it being j two-thirds of the whig vote, and a majority of eight, only, over the whole vote. The vote against Seward, reported above, shows conclusively a want of unity and flrmuets among the Independent whig* In fact, i. all opposition to Seward was dropped yesterday, on eondith n that Mr. Collier should be elected to the ofif floe of Comptroller, which is about to be mad* vacant I by the resignation of Mr. Fillmore. v The above vote having keen announced, Mr. S. Hall, h of the Senate , rose and presented a letter from John i A Collier; he hoped that, after the reading of the letter, there would be no objection to the unanimous >. nomination of Seward. The letter, of course, announced Colliers' withdraws al as a candidate ; he complained of shabby treatment from the friends of Seward, but protested his readiness 1 to offer himself as a martyr to the whig cause. The Comptrellership will strengthen him in this laudable t enterprise After the reading of this interesting letter, Measr*| Fuller and Bond, of the Senate, and Mr 8weet, of the llmu. J ?- *" * ? , >||>|| OTiiiiBguvna HI om puma OB the same funeral pjr? or altar of whiggery. Thoy, In I fact, swallowed the doss with charming fortitude I This was about the glat of tha proesodings: after thia cry of peccavi from thara Independent gentlemen, r the caucus was adjourned In the Senate to day. tha bill entitled an act for tha . funber protection of personal liberty, waa ordered to t a tblid reading Thia bill ferbida any oltlaen of thia , State to arreet or detain a fugitive alaee, under a pei ?a)ty of $1,000. i Mr Finn haa been endeavoring to aubmlt tha question whether capital punishment shall,be abollehed, to , the people , but the Senate, by a rote of 16to T,refuse . to aeeent to the proposition. In the House to day, the bill to prevent prlte fighting waa ordered to a third reading. Vr Fillmore's resignation of the office of Comptroller, to talo effect on tho 30th Instant, was accepted by the Legislature HoKitiiir.R MtmnKR ?A shocking murder wa? ' committed in Uibridge, last night. The circumstances air hb foliows;?Ayoung man had invited a girl about fourteen years of age, to ride wnh him a few weeks ago, and she refused; he told her he would pay her for it some future time. Accordingly he went to her l.ouee last night, called her iijs-etaire, and cut her throat, and then cut hia own. The young lady died immediately; but the man, nut cutting his throat at the right point, did not fleet his purpose. He is now in tho bunds of justice.? Provuiifict (R I) Tranampt, Ftk. 1. The Delaware sod < hesspoaks Canal Is again open and navigated. I TELICBAPHIC limLMGEMR* 1 THIRTIETH CONSUH. oonb session. washinoton, F?b. J, 184#. i the oraNma. i The Senate assembled at the aaual hear, th* Vlt* I President taking Ui? ohalr. Prayer waa offarad by th* Chaplain, and tha joarnal raad and approved. i raiNTinc the tension law*. Mr. Beiuht, oi Indiana, submitted a resolution la fiT.r of piloting Are thousand ooplas of tha psnslsn laws for distribution. The resolution was referred ts , tbe Committee on Pensions. # rOSTAOB BILL. The Senate than took up tbe postage reform bUI > upon whlah Mr. Nlles, of Conneetieut, prooeeded to ' mike a lengthy speasb, sustaining the merits of the bill generally. His remarks were listened to with atr tent'on, and their occasional factiousness oreated , acme merriment. Mr. n. baring concluded, the sab* ject was Informally passed over executive c oximu nic at ions. r Several tneeeases. in writing, ware reeiwrved from tha - I'reriWDt OJ to? uauuo ui un i>h>m SKrtWI, J . Kuoz Walker, Esq. modification of tub tariff. \m Among tbe petitions prof on tod were several signed by four ibcimand o'.tizens of Philadelphia, praying foi t n modification of tbe present tariff laws. They wort appropriately referred. public printing. 3 Mr. Cameron, of PoDDtylranla, moved to recall fro* 9 tbe House tbe reoolution previously adopted by thi ""Bate, extending the time of rooelTlng the propoiali e. - ~ public Printing for tbe next Congress. Thi " for U*? "Uing, the resolution waa brought baol 1 motion pre>- ?nd. on motion, reoonaidered. A from the House. . a public printer waa then lalt 9 communication from ti>? nlylng to the complaint before the Senate and read. **> _ ->nnner in whl-' . which bad been made againat tb* ; t'1 public printing bad been done. AftM* ?3>Uu d anl i mated discussion of tbe subject bY Pearo i. o Maryland. Cameron of Pennsylvania, and o'here. fhi l resolution was amended by substituting the 14th ? , February, for tbe let of Marob. and adopted r On meticn, tbe Senate then adjourned orer unti 1 Monday. ? . Howe of liepreaer tatlvea. Waihinoton, Feb. 3,1849 a The House mat at 13 o'olock. The journal bavin* been read, r JUDGES IN WESTERN VllfltNlA. j Mr. Beown, of Virginia, moved a reconsideration o i yesterday's vote, by which tbe bill for Inereasing thi salary of tba Judges of the U. 8. Court for the Westeri *" District of Virgin's, bad bean laid on the table. Be _ fore tbe question was taken, tbe special orders of tfa< * day were called for. j raivATa bills. Tbe House resolved itself into Committee of thi _ Whole on the Private Calendar, Mr. Root, of Ohio Chairman, and after acting upon a number of bills & the committee rose and reported progress, having pass I ed thirty bills, all of whioh were on the oalendar, ant . not objected to. r During tbe eeselon. a message was received from thi Senate, asking tbat tbe joint resolution respecting thi public printing might be sent back for the purpose o . undergoing a modification Tbe request was aioeir, B to the Speaker temporarily resuming the chair for tba . purpose. \ The hour of throe heviDg arrived, the House, on mo a tisn, adjourned 9 New York legislature. SENATE. i Alsant, February 3,1849. personal liberty. The bill relative to personal liberty was reoommlttei i to the Committee of the Whole. floating drt dock. Tbe blU making eundry amendments in the ohartei > of tbe New York Floatieg Dry Dock Company, wti taken np, and, sfter consideration, ordered to a thin 1 reading. The Sennte then adjourned. ASSEMBLY. Albant, February 3,1849. pr ix r fighting. The bill inflicting a punishment for priie fighting came np for n third reading. Tbe bill was recommitted with instruotlons to amend, making tbe exhibition oi tbe art of manly defence, for gain, a misdemeanor. Tbe bill was reported baok amended. Tbe bill for the puniabment of prise fighting was i further discussed. and passed, by a vote of 104 to 8. , united state! benatob. The resolution of tbe Senate, providing for the election, on Tuesday, (he 6th Instant, of a United States Senator, to (111 tbe place of Mr. Diz, whose tern will expire on the 4th of March next, was taken up and ooncurred In. i.ikkiatino bkneroi.bnt association. The bill relative to the Life Saving Benevolent Association, of the olty of New York, was ooaaldered and passed. notices or nn.Li, etc. Mr. Van Ordkn of New York, gave notice of h'i intention to introduce a bill, to continue in offloe the Commissioner of Practice, until April, 1860. Mr. Chosa. of Kings oounty, gave notioe of a bill, respecting the Williamsburg Kerry Company. Mr. C. also introduced a bill relative to the Brooklyn common schools. The Senate bill providing for filling the vacancies in certain offices, was taken up, oonsidered, and passed. On motion, the Assembly then adjourned. Klection of Mr. Clay to the Senate of the United States. Cincinnati, Feb 2.184#. Tbe Hon. Henry Clay was eleeted t> the United 8tatee Senate yesterday, for six years from the 4th ef March next, in plaoe of Thos. H. Metcalfe, appointed by the Governor to fill the vaoanoy occasioned by the reelgnatlon of Mr. Crittenden. Pennsylvania Legislature. Harriirvbu, Pa., Feb. 2,1849. Tbe bill repealing the obarter of the Ohio and Erie Railroad, which was previously passed by the Senate was also passed by tbe House this morning. Movements of Gen. Taylor.?We think wb may, without impropriety, state, as a settled fact, that Colonel. William L. Hodge, the senior editor of the Bulletin, will accompany General Tayl >r, on hie trip to the seat of government. What will happen after the General's arrival and install ition, ia beyond our ken. It is not, however, impossible ?nor improbable?that the Colonel may succeed Father Ritchie, as organ of the administration.? JVets OrUant Delta, Jan. 24. Political Intelligence Joel F.astman bss been nomlaated by the whlgt. as a candidate for Congress, from the 2d dlftrlot of New Hampshire. Hon. James McDowell Is a candidate for re-eleetha In tbe Rockingham Congressional district, Virginia. A daughter of Joseph Turner, of South Coventry* Conn., was murdered at the residence of her father* last Monday, by an Irishman living with the familyShe was about eighteen years old. The Irishman was fond of older, but Mr T. had refused It to him. Hs ssked the girl for seme, and she refused it He at ones (truck her with an axe. kitting her instantly. The 'Weekly Herald. The Wrtlly Herald will be published at nine o'oleek this morning. coNTKirri: The Lateit New* from California, together with the movements from New Terk, end eleewhere, for the Gold Region ; IntMUfene* from Chagres Cubs, end Jamaica, received by the eteamer Crescent City; Tie Ruropeaa Information brought by the ate* nine Canada ; The Address of the Son thorn feather* of Con3?? t* thai* Constituent* s The Manifesto egninet the South-(Spoooh f Bon. Vm. H. Seward, at Cleveland. Ohio;) Proceedings la Cos grese, and la the New Terk State Legislature; Movement* eg Gen. Taylor ; Various Letter* from our Correspondent* ; Editorials ; Theatrical and Loeal Afhlrs; Commercial aad Shipping Record for the Week. he. Ac. Subscription, $S per year, single numbers, sixpenos. Barn tint's Blnaatim.? 'i hla house ha* bs? ootoe one of the motl attractive a> d lathlonable placet of retort in thoe'ty, and euoh I* the if* turn f it* nnmerone novelties, end *o intereetir g are Its Saloon enter ainments that w* art no* surprised at It* being crowded da; and night. The Quaker Giant and Glaateee are there, aad every one ie going to *e* them and witnem the eontraet between the two largest end the two meet dlmlintlve persons In lb* acrid. Performances at 3 and TX e'oloek to day. See edvcrtl.en-ent Flra Arms! Klrc Arm a !!?California niflca* United States; Ball's oe'ebrated Carbines, load at the hrceelg slirrtCsrbtres, only 26 inches long, warranted to shoct PHI yard! with aeouriey. very portable an< expressly adapted for the CaAfurrla trade; Bowie Knives and full aecnr-mobt of Guru sad Pistole, for ml* lew, by JOSfPH k HART. 74 Meidea Una California mining; Doola, wnrrnntrd t* wearene yenr w ithout rrpnlitng, at JONRS, 11 Ann street. Pin* Preneh call dreee Boole. >4 80, nenally gd. Business Boots tt. and warranted to wear as well *a any honte made. Prenob wator groof II.,ote. from $4 80 to $6, at JON *3'.", '.4 Ann street, near th* Callfornlana?Everything In the thtps nf Clothing, for wear or rpwulstloo, *u?h ce Pnetlan Goal*, a famrut artiole, Ponehos th* real Mexican Blankets India Rnbbsg articles or Monkey Jeekeia M ning .la.kets. Mining Past* WaterProof Southwestern. Provision Bags, and last, thoegh nvt least. Them five Dollar Salts, nt 138 Nassau strett, corner od Bookman. . California mining Boo In?the Cheapest and brat In tie etty-wmraaied to wear two jenre alio, long leg riding Boots, for those g?ing over and, oaa be found at Oov. Voting* nor. FtiUonci d Nassau Streets fine Praoah calf Booth 14.80. t li.e enlf, (3,80 to 4; and everything in the line, oheae at the cheapest. fUR DOO-Sd*. California OttiUsl^-Dr, Oalen llordell. Dentist, li about leaving for the Oold Motion, win** be expert* to gt t nough of the dntt to All teeth dining th* remainder ot nit Ilk. nisotlj friends and pslint.s who hnvr butin-ss with him,will p esss celt en I lannole, Dr Jolin Burdell, ( N? 2 Union pita, eorncrsd 14th srvret ) entll hit return. New Vnikvf j visiting t'n Ifofuis erd who msyulcb hlcscrvlrec. will direct Urclr eonmunioatisu* to Dr. B., tare et Robert A. Pntktr, Saa Praseleoo.

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