NEW YORK HERALD. JAMBI OOBDUN UKNHHTr, rBOfHIETOE. TOE DAILY BKRdl.U. ? lwo mti par J'PV? cr m amturn Tht UUKNINO EDITION W iwMAiol ft/elmh A. it. iini duiriuvteet btfort breahfatt : lb i : EM NOON EDITION can be hod of the neeoeboy at 2 or lace THE WEEKLY HSK4LU, lor circulation on thio Coal nont.it publuhrd every Saturday, at d\4 ocntt per cogy. if SJ per annum; for rirrutetv* in Ewope and pri i rd n French and Knglith. at 8V coi.lt per copy, or At j?r 4WWK the latter price to include the pact,, go. AMUULMENXa Tills EVENING. BOwmT THEATRE. Bowary?S??o*A-'T'? Wrr??U?ci.? Jokb?Tbati or tub B? oui > Aiam-Oii. Bui. BBOADWAY THEATRE BroAdwv-MonTB-Cmfo. NATIONAL THEATRE Chatham Square? Liubbiob B*r ? Roana Mbadows? Qcancb at Nbw Yobb?Modal or A Warm. BURTON'S THEATRE Chumboni otmt-TASirr YaibMokto-Cbibtt. MECHANICS' HALL, Broadway, boat Btooma-CMBirrr'a Emruu. SOCIETY LIBRARY, Broadway, soar Uonard-NBW ??UABI SBBBBADCBA ai.hamtiba Broadway, boat rrlnoo-SAwna, Later A Co.'* Lmkkioak Cibcua ZOOLOGICAL HALL, Bowary?Vab Ambvbom k Co/B Raw IBBBII CHINESE MUSEUM, 63V Broadway?Omni OuBtoerriBB. PANORAMA IIALL, 898 Broadway?Dowwatab'i Paworama or Mbxico. TABERNACLE, Broadway ? UnNe't/a Cowobbt. New York., Tatiday, February 0, 1H4D, The Slavery Question In the Legislature? Conduct of ttie VVltlg Press. The most ominous sign of the times, in connection with the future union, growth and prosperity of these States, is the pertinacity with which the ultra anti-slavery fanatics of the Northern and Eastern States maintai n their course of hostility to the Southern portion of our confederacy, in utter disregard of the constitutional compact. Hitherto this fanatical spirit was confined to Massachusetts and one or two other Eastern States; but it has exniDiiea ua ingntiui dimensions in me .-state ot New York?in the Umpire State?in our Legislature. Not content with passing resolutions denouncing the extension of slavery to the newly acquired territories of New Mexico and Calitornia, the members ol the New York Legislature are about to send as a representative of the Stated New York in the Senate ol the United States, the most honorable and august body on the face of the earth, a man whose past career proves hint to be wild, reckless, and desperate, as a politician and statesman. On the subject of slavery, and all its phases?even as to its continuance in the Southern States, which is guarantied by the constitution?he is a perfect and fdownright fanatic ; one whose influence and counsels cannot but have the eflect of widening the breach which, unfortunately, has been made between the Northern and Southern portions of our confederate family, on the subject of slavery. In an anti-slavery speech which he delivered in Cleveland, Ohio, and also in other places, he counselled and advised the Legislature of that Stats to pass a law concerning fugitives from the South, which would be in direct contravention of the constitution of the United States?ths very instrument which he must swear to maintain and uphold, before he can take his seat in the body to whichhe ' is about to be elected by our Legislature. But this is not all. There is now before the Legislature an act of precisely the description which Mr. Seward advised the Legislature of Ohio to pass in regard to fugitive slaves, and which, if passed, will be an insult to the South, an open violation of the constitution, and ail attack on Southern rights, guarantied in the most solemn manner by that sacred instrument. Such an act h;is passed the Senate, and if it be not defeated in the Assembly, it will become a law, and in a short time bri ag about collisions with the South that may eventually lead to the most fatal consequents to the j permanence of the American republic. Now let us "fee what course the v hig press has | pursued ou this subject. One of the organs o. tha party in this city?the Courier and Enquirer?in a long and able article, takes ground against the act in question, and denounces it as a practical attempt to violate the constitution. The tone of its remarks on the subject is admirable But how does it contrast with the course which it recently pursued on the subject of the election of ex-Governor Seward to the United States Senate! That journal is perfectly cognizant of the career of Seward. It cannot have forgotten his factious aud treasonable conduct towards the South on the slavery question. It cannot but know that he is one of the most bitter op|K>nents of Southern rights, religiously guarantied, nnd religiously to be observed and maintained by all patriotic and well meaning men throughout the whole country. And yet it aided and assisted him in procuring his nomination, and would no doubt be exceeding wroth if be be not elected. What consistency is there in this blowing hot and cold in the same breath 1 That paper professes to be a warm friend of General Taylor, and intends, no doubt, to support his administration, provided its enteru receive some of the spoils of office. But will not that administration have enough of difficulties to encounter, without adding morel Are there not factions enough in Congress, to create excitement and ill. will, but that more should be added 1 The truth is, the course which the Courier anil Em/nirer and other professedly whig journals, have thought proper to pursue towards the election of exGovernor Seward, and towards this mischievous bill, now before our Legi-lature, has been conflicting, and will tend to embarrass the administration of General Taylor. As to ihe bill itself, if carried into effect, it will be an attrocious violation of the constitution of the United States, and will only increase the disaffection, already too win* the two sections of the Union. Sri.lino Newspapers on Sunday in Philadelphia.?We observe that the police of Philadelphia, under the influence of the most rig ?1 morality, have arrested a few little newsboys, who were exerting themselves in getting a living for their widowed mothers and brothers or sisters, by selling newspaper: before and between church hours, in the extremely moral city of Philadelphia. The police of Philadelphia is wondtrful, in its way. The grog sho, 9 there are open on Sunday? the taverns are open on Sunday?houses of ill-repute are open on Sunday?places lor drinking and dissipation are open m Sunday, in Ph.Udelphia; but a few litt'e boys who come out into the streets to sell the news, tire considered to be a terrible derecrHtion of that blessed^day, and lire arrested and shut up accord ngly. This is morality, with a vengeance. Now we verily believe that the wide circulation of newspaper*, and the intelligence and lessons which they convey, contribute more to the g iod order and decorum of society on Sunday, or Saturday, than all the police, all the magistrates, all the patrons, of any particular city, all put together. The great li?uni*nt which binds society together in the present age, and preserves the public order generally, is to be fu nd in the crculatiou, distribution, and permnl of the newspaper press and other vehicles of intellectual intelligence. What miserable hypocrisy, therefore, in those who call themselves magistrates and leaders of s< ciety, to attempt to put down, under the do ibtful authority of law, the circulation of tins agency, which i Lb the corner stone of civilization and order in so- i oiety and government throughout the c untry. We would advise the police of Philadelphia to look to the gr< g shop*, the taverns, the hotels, the | disorderly houses of nil kinds, open day and uight, Sunday and Saturday, side by side with the churches and other places of prayer and meditation Here is work for moralist*. Oar Naval Beniea A* the naval appropriation bill ia now under the consideration ot Congress, we deaire to make a few remarks upon amendments that are, or ought to be, thereunto appended. Citizens generally, members of Congress particularly, either from lack ot interest or of light, are ignorant of the rules which govern, and the principles v bich actuate, the naval man. The mer- i chant, who, Irom peculiar habit of mind, brings every thought and action down to its marketable value?who discerns no poetry in life save the ,ll>oetry of motion," in the rise and fall of cotton, or the "undulations" of the stock market, imagines that in the navy, as on 'change, the almighty dol" lar" is th* governing principle, the "ruling passion;" while the honorable Congressman, who with studied indifference pockets hts "per diem," sctf as if he thought that the trust reposed in the pitrictitm, vulor and fidelity of the naval officer, ought to be sufficient to induce him to leave his "country for his country's good," and considers the "putting money in his purse" as entirely a work of supererogation. Perhaps, too, some few of these legislators, being versed in other than their "mother toncue," may remember the significant proverb1 11la jmunrde fit m? glaive bien acirt,'' from which, ha a fact, they argue that the capacity to fight, on the part ot a "man of war," ia in direct proportion to the emptiness of his puree. Oihera, again, recalling their achoolboy Latin, assert, fear, fees ot contradiction in legislative halla, that 11dulce ft decorum est pro putria morewhence arise those frequent but abstract attempts to ahed that "last drop of blood" which ia ever oozing out, in I rosy speeches, written for the benefit of constituents, and reported for the benefit ot the Union and Intelligencer. We would have ail interested in this matter, "to halt between these two opinions," netther coincidng with the "man ot money," still less with the patriotic "man of words;" but assuming with us the juitc milieu, bring the governing principles of the naval officer down to the practical standard of common sense, viz : that he is allured into the corps by the enticements of a military life?"the pomp and circumstance of glorious war"?and remains in it from force of habit, added to the agreeable sensation of receiving, periodically, a respectable stipend. Now, in the matter of salary, these "truest sons of truest blue," have'nothing to complain; in the matter of rank, everything; and this brings us to the consideration of that which ought to be an indispensable nppenduge to the appropriation bill of the ensuing year, viz.: a law creating a "retired list" for aged and imbecile officers of the navy. In the war of 1812, our navy, smaller even than at present, upheld with honor the country's flag, and proclaimed, in many a well fought action, that Britannia could "no longer rule the waves." Then skill and bravery were added to the energy and hardihood of youth. Perry was but seven-and-twenty when he "met the enemy;" and nothing but the activity and thoughtless daring of that age could have carried him and his flag in an open boat, from a sinking vessel, to one in which he was yet to conquer. With rare exceptions, old age is apt to count the cost before embarking on such expeditions; but even when the spirit of youth lingers in the mortal tenement, the wcuKucBtfo oi mi* nesii prove eaa obstacles to chivalrous acts. This seems peculiarly the case, upon that unstable element which poets have named the " rolling deep." The tottering step of age requires surer footing than is to be found on the deck of a ship, which "reels to and fro and staggers like a drunken man;" and yet,with these facts staring us in the face, we have scarce an officer on the list i f captains whose years have not numbered the three score and ten, and whose bodily energies have not long since departed this life. We would not speak disiespectfully of these gentlemen, many of whom have done the State service, and for this let them receive an honorable discharge from active duty, and a competent sup. portfortheremainderof theiriives. Others there are who cannot come under this category; to these let the country also be just, as to men who, having "one talent, straightway wrapped it in a napkin and buried it." For this purpose, and for those who are sick, and whose constitutions have been shattered by exposure in the line of duty, the navy callsfor a "retired list." The immediate interests of the service demand that (his list of octogenarian captains should be replaced by men who possess the skill und gallautry of the heroes of 1812, with the youth, energy snd progressive knowledge of the present day. Such men are now to be found in the navy, languishing in the subordinate grades, mid exjimding the activity and strength of manhood in the petty details of the subaltern's duty. There are two other amendments which ought to go hand in hand with the appropriation bill, and concerning which, if permitted, we will make a few remarks at another time. Excitkmpnt Relating! to the Fancv Prize Fight ?We do not remember ever to have seen so great an excitement among certain classes of society, as has been developed during the last few days in relation to the approaching prize fight between Yankee Sullivan and Tom Hyer. It is similar in some respects to the agitation produced in the public mind by the first accounts of the i Mexican war, or the preliminary movements before the great duel between Colonel Webb and Tom Marshall of Kentucky. All these excitements, springing out of prize fights, duels, or war, are of the same nature and formation, an i derive their interest from the brave attempts which fellow mortals make to put each other out of existence, in the experteat and most scientific manner possible. ft is generally reported in this latitude, by the friends of each pugilist, that their own man,whom ihey back, will succeed over the other. It is said teat Yankee Sullivan is so confident of success, ihbt he has written a letter to his wife, who resides in Chatham street, overflowing with cheerfulness and confidence, and requiring her to prepate a splendid dinner on the Saturday of this week, when he expects to he back in New York. and dine at home with his friends and back' rs, i after well punit-hing Hyer, his an.agonist. We believe that Hyer, on the other side, writes in a ' similar strain ol confidence as to lus sue ?ess. The ' stake a between the two pugilists amount to ten 1 thousand dollars, and many heavy bets are pending 1 on the result, some even as high as five thousand 1 dol a k? in all probability $50,000 are pending. Tfint the affair will terminate tn blood and murder, we think is highly probable. The acaounts of the fi lit will t e telegraphed all over the tfnion, from Baltimore, to the gaping multitudes in every t?\\ n mid city where an electric telegraph exists. Thus we go in the march of physical civilisation. , The Legislature at Albany are passing a law ntak- i ing it a State prison ollence for every person in ] this StHte concerned in such an affair. Prize fight- | ng is doubtless in the same category with duelling; , but if seeking tn destroy human life in detail IS i j crime, why i? it not in the mass? Killing is mur- j der in the eyes of a j list morality, whether perpe- i trated singly or by thousands. What gross inconsistency in human nature ' The man who kills one fellow man is held to be guilty of murder; but he tiho deetroys millions is a hero. Who can solve such enigmas 1 Amu vat. or thk Stkamship rmcom.?1The 1 ileum ship Unicora, Capt. Frazer, Rrrlvrd yesterday afternoon from Halifax, having left that port on the Lt in = t. She haa be? n purchased for the California trade. Conn Calendar? This Day. fiscuiT Court-1, 2 8, 4, 8. 8, 7, 8, 0, 11, 12, IS, 14 1% 16 17. s< ririi)* court?2. 3 5 , 7 , 21. 24 , 26. 27, 28, 20, 32, 83 34. 36 36 , 37 , 80, 40, 41, 43, 48 , 47, 48, 40 , 80, H, 63, 64, 64. Common Purrs?I, 8, 7, 0, 11, 12, 18, 14, 18, 17, 18* 10, 20. 81, 22. < Artlwl or UM Bteuiiblp CaltMl State*. We are much pleased in having it in our power o announce to our readers that the steamship United States, for the safetjr of which some ap>rehension was felt, is now snugly moored at her lock in this city. She arrived at this portyeslerday afternoon, via Halifax, all right and tight, but with a few scratches; so that all fears for her afriy are happily at an end. She lett Southampton, England, on the 9th uh., and Halifax on the 3d instant. It ap(>ears that the protraction of the voyage was unavoidable; for from the time when she got out ot sight of land, until she approached Halifax, she encountered a continuance of heavy gales, which would put any vessel to the test. This will appear evident when we say that, /ast a ship as she is known to be, she was not able to make more than a hundred miles per day for nearly eighteen days. She put into Halifax, not because she had nol sufficient coals on board to take her to New York, but to take in more, so as to provide against any contingencies that might occur. Under the circumstances, and considering the immense value of her cargo, Captain Hackstaff, in our opinion, acted very prudently in touching at Halifax. It ii consoling to know that the machinery of the United States was not in the least deranged, and that it was not found necessary to stop it, during the whole of the tempestuous passage. The cargo of the United States is worth nearly 91,000,000. Arru.ng her passenger* we notice the name ol the Mile. Euphrasia Borghese, the highly populai vocalist; M. Corelli, u tenor whose reputation is well known in Europe, and M. Adrien, the celebrated magician. Annexed is a card from the passengers:? Stkamihip United States, ) Off Sandy Hoot, February 6, 1849. ] To Wh. G. llA?KtTirr, Ean.:? Oka* Sik The undersigned, passenger* onboard the steamer United States on tha voyage from Havre to New York, wblob is now near Its termination, earn not part from you without the expression of the high regard and eeterm which they feel for yon. both ae i men and an officer. Some of ns who have made man) winter passages and some of great severity, have nevei known one of suoh continued and extreme tempestu. oueneee. During the whole of this long and storm) voyege. yonr constant devotion to dntles, whose excessively arduous character can only be appreciated those who have paused through the same scenes has excited our admiration. With grateful heart# wi recognise and acknowledge this devotion, and we ten drr to you our warmest thanks for it. and for your un ceasing efforts to render onr situation on board youi ship ae comfortable ae temposte and adverse olrcum stances would admit of. Kecelve with tble. dear Sir, onr warmest wishes foi your health and happiness, and for the future pros pcrity of the noble steumship United States. Signed b; W. H. Robertson. A. Stevens, E. Duoatel, C. A Dana, O. D. S. Grant, John A. Lugueer, Ueut. A Ponte, F. Brieao. J. F. DeJius, L. Corvelll, N. Kahn A. Feilat, F. i'unet, Santiago h'orno, A. Denuls, L Draper, jr.; Taul Dinet. L. F. Dedruck. J. B. Olanete P. F. I.atiite, J. F. Ramie, Petsr Morris, Lanbereau A .Glrard, A. J. Hamilton, Oxorge L. l'odd, P. Longis A H. Lee, J. 11. Cbarraud E. Borghese, II. Dulllle. The following is a list of her passengers :? Mr. Kamee A. Dennis and servant, Mr. Bern, F.Tas sett, I! See. Mr Duoatel, C H. Daua. F. Cassette, Mr Janet, Messrs. Kahn, Briesao, Todd, Cbarraud, Castro P. Diuet, Mr. Steransand servant, Lanbereau. Robertson, Dm par. Hamilton. Grant, A. Archer, J. Delius, P Morris. Donnelly. A Pon'e, P. Longls, A Felllot, A Glrard, Leon de Orne. II Oleneta, H. Dutille. Taulei P. (aioua Mr. Griffith and lady, Mr. Adrien, A Adrien and lady, Mr. Basin, lady and two daughters F Farenolii, C. Almard, Mr. N'ollao, lady and child Garpar Leger, O Gibbon, Mr. Corelil. Euphrasia Bos ghet-.e, G. G. Genther, Mr. Brown. Dumouli, Brenmer The Halifax Sun contains the following rclativt o her:? The Steamship United States.?The eteamehi| I.'tilled States, of New York, Wa O. Haskstaff, Esq commander, put into Halifax, for ooal, on Wednesda; morning, after an exceedingly tempestuous run o twenty-two days, from Cowes. She enoountered I conrtnnt succession of westerly storms, from the tlmi she left the Needles until she bad nearly reached Oap< Race, so violent as to render it impossible to main above a hundred miles a day. for the first seventesi days of the passage. On the 24th of January, in thi vicinity of longitude 84 degrees and latitude 61 de grees, she met a tremendous hurricane, which, foi erme time, placed her In a very orltical position?but she passed through the tiial without the altghtesi damage to her machinery. Among her passengeri are several gentlemen who have made the voyag< repeatedly, at all seasons of the year, and all com cur In declaring that tber have never witnessed ?/ ....sT U. i-- -- A - -A ....... VI PV?U riTIIIkj IUI OU HIHBI IBJgm ill time. The engines worked uninterruptedly through the whole period, and were in aa goed a oonditlon when rhe entered the harbor of Halifax: aa when ehe left Cowee. Exhausted aa her coala were by above twenty days' steaming, she had still onboard a sufficient quantity to carry her to New York, with moderate weather; but Captain Hackataff. in consideration oi his passengers and cargo, judged it best to run no risk hut to make sure of a atook large enough to carry hln through any storm that might occur on the coast The United States Is one of tho largest ships that hai ever entered tble harbor. Her tonnage H reckoned at 2 COO tons; besides her coals, she is calculated to oarr) 1 00(i tons of freight, and a hundred and seventy-fir? pasicngtr*. Iler model differs from that of othei steamers, in her bottom being flat, so that she ridei over the water, instead of outting through it. Ilei steadlavrs in a sea is spoken of as very remarkable She rnns regularly between New York and Havre touching at Cowes She baa now on b >ard fifty od<! pas>engrrn In the first cabin, and twenty in the second Her lower cabin Is filled with merchandise. Her oargc is the richest that ever crossed the Atlantlo.consisting of above 3,000 packages of crenoh silk goods, worth flren two to tlnre millions of dollars. The Annt'au Masonic Bali, of the fraternity ol Free and Accepted Mus'?ns under the jurisdiction of fct. John's Grand Lodge, will take place at the Chinese Assembly Booms, Broadway, this pyening. Tickets are $2, and can be had at 82 Forsyth street. We lecomincnd this ball to our friends. It is lor the highest charity. There is none higher than masonry. When the first man was formed in the image of God, the principles of masonry, as a divir.e gift from heaven, were stamped upon his heart by the Great Architect of the universe. Thus instructed front above, the subline operative and active part ot masonry was practised by Adam in the bowers of paradise, aud propagated in a lesser or greater degree of perfection, through the d flercnt nations of the world. In Solomon's time, the Bible soya there were then 3,600 master masons, 80,000 fellow craltsmen, and 70,000 laborers in the employ of Heaven, building God's temple, headed by the chief director and most accomplished mason that ever lived?the Grand Master Hiram. Here's the documents. 1 Kings, (book), osp. 6. v. 18?' And No'cmon had three vccre and ten thousand that bate burdens, and fourscore thousand hewern in tbr mountains." V 10.?' Bvsldes the chief of Solomon's officers, wbioh were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work " Chronicles. 1 book, cap 2. v. 18 ?" And Solomon set three score and ten thousand ef them to be bearers of burdens, and four score thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people at work " In all the ages of general darkness and barbarity, the Masons have adorned the different countries of the woild?Syria, Mesopotamia, Assyria, Chaldea, Babylonia, Media, Persia, Arabia, Africa, I-esver Asia, Grecin, Rome, Modern Europe, and America. The Masons hear, amidst the complicated distresses, among us, the loud cries of many hungry, cold, sick, and almost ready to pe:ish, and wish, with open heart and open hand, to relieve them. This is the purine of the present lostivjl, and nil wno believe in charity arc umted to come. The only virtue which we can carry with us into the niher world, is charity. Faith, alter death, ia swallowed up in flight; our hope, in enjoyment; bHt our charity, when we shake of morta'tty, Bhali (hen only begin to have its full scope, enlarging itself into unbounded dimensions, as the main ingredient of our happiness in the regions of eternal ovo. " So may it be, for the sake of Christ our Saviour." Those who wish to see beauty and oveliness " on the square," li t them visit this anuial ball They srs true and sincere, And Just to the talr. They'll trust them on any uocaslon; No moital can mora The ladles adore Than a free and accepted ma"on. Those who wish to find men and gentlemen, nay come. What the they call u? Mason fools ' We prove, by s'ometry, oar rales Surpass the arts they teach In schools| Tbej cbarge as falsely thjn : We make It plainly to appesur, By our behavior every where, That when yon meet with Masons there. I on meet with gentlemen. Then who would not be a Krea Mason * Ho happy and jovial are we, Te kings, dnkee and lords wa an brothers, And fa every land we are free t Tickets can tdao be had of any of the committee. See advertisement.) Amictajit Justices or Nrw You.?A bill ban been lately presrn ed id the Assembly, at Albany, purporting to amend 'wo acta, passed last year, la relation to justi es and police courts in the city of New York. V e have carefully examined this bill, mid, with t' e exception of a few unimportant chanties and details, its prinoipal object appears to i>e to increase the salaries of the justices and their clerks. When it was first introduced, we took occasion to make some remarks with reference to this leadi ing lea are. We then stated that the salaries of the justice amounted to fitteen hundred dollars a year, and o the clerks to one thousand; but by this new bill, it was proposed to increase the salaries of the justices to eighteen hundred, and of the clerks to i twelve hundred. An alteration, however, has i since been made in the bill. Instead of this direct increase?which was open, honest and above board?it is now proposed, in order to throw dust , in the eyes oi the public, and to avert the indignation which such a proceeding must naturally excite, to accomplish the object by indirect and insidious > means. It is proposed in the second section of the , bill, that "in all such cases oi summary proceed, i ings before any such justice, which are not liti. ? gated, the fees oi such justice, in all cases, shall I be fiity cents," &c. Thus it will be seen that [ though we "scotched" the snake, we didnot kill it. With its proverbial lubricity, it has slipped away ' irom the direct to the indirect?from increase oi salary in a stated sum, to an increase larger, perI haps, in amount, but less obvious to public percepr ;ion. i We should have thought, however, that the ex> penence oi the paat would iorever prevent any resort, in iuture, to the system of payment to our of?,?iala I.. 1... Ur- .1.AII.U.J .? ?.u ? J uviuo, am iwd. ?t V iiaiv auuiiBiivu u Wiiu icguiu to almost all offices?civic as well State?from a conviction oi the many evils which it creuted, as I well as from the great superiority of distinct and specified compensation. There is no reason we know of, that we should relate again into this exploded system, and we earnestly hope that a watchful eye will be kept on the movements oj ,husc who aim at producing such a result. If the justices' remuneration for their duties be too small, 1 let there be a fair and open demand made for its | increase. Tlient rlcnl and Music nl. r Bowtui Thkathk ?The house was finely attended last evening, by a most respectable audience, attraoted thither by the excellent dramatic entertainments, and also by tbe announcement of the performances cj 7 tbe real,Bedouin Arabs, who have lately arrived in this city. The par form antes commenced with the amus' ing farce of " Uncle John," whloh was played In excellent style by Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert, Jordan. Mrs. '< Walcot, &.c. The oompany at the Bowery do these little ' farces very neatly. After this, the Bedonin Arabs > made their bows, and a lino, handsome set of fellows they are?four adults and two boys. A description of their performances oan scarcely be given, so as to convey any accurate idea ofthem- they leap, turn somersets, carry one another on their heads, roll the boys ) up into ell manner of sbapes, toss them np in the n<r and catch them again, as easily as a sohoelboy does hi> ball. One of them carries six men on his shoulders at once, leaps over a band of Arabs with six sabres in their bands, and a variety of other wonderful feats of gymnastics. The ea?e and lightness with which tbey ' accomplish the most surprising feats are really won let' tul. and the hearty applauso they met with was well deserved. Tbe rest of the performances went oil" wlr.h much i-clat. To-niiht the same hill will be repeated. > the Arabs peifcrmlng all their best feats. Broadway Tiivatri..?If the renowned author of tbe p rovel from which ' Monte Ciiato" is dramatised, were , a resident among the gocd people of Gotham, what a 7 degree of satisfaction and pride ho would naturally i feel to see tbe creation of bis fancy represented in i tbls city for tho thirty-seventh night, to undiminished * audiences, and with unuhatod delight. It mnst also, we should think. Inspire the proprietor of tbe establish. luent with feelings ol a somewhat similar nature; for it . vv uw?,vw) .mo uiouio ???' ir?4 caucoaru iu attraction, and tecured amove protracted "run." than anything offersd for the public appreciation daring the tvbcle water season. The cast bare attained all tbat fltilth and perfection winch ita performance for no long a time was necessarily calculated to gire. National Theatre?Before the first piece was half over last evening, every part of the house was crowded, and the greatest enthusiasm prevailed among the audience; indeed, we heve never known performances go off more excellently than last evening's at the National. The first piece was the laughable fares of "Pilllooddy," played for the first time at this house. W B. Chapman, as the nervous Seedsman, continually anticipating the turning up of O'Senttle, was most comlo: and his fear, trepidation, affected bravado, and final despair, when the O'Scuttle does really, as he thinks, turn np, was most amusing. Pardey played the worthy O'Souttle, the turned up individual, very well, and looked most '-mariner like " The,rest?of the entertainments, which consisted of Wallace" and Roaina Meadows," went cff capitally. To-night Mr. Seymour will take his first benfit. We hope be will have a'good one, as he le a moet meritorious young actor; and, moreover. possessed of much talent. Without wl-hlng to detract from any etber performer, we must say bis 1 acting as Sykeeoy has contributed very muoh to tbe immense success of tto".\lo?i" dramas. Tbe proml> nence which his performance of Sykes- y gave bim has [ been tbe means of bringing bis talents before the pubi lio; ard in Irish drema be b.n also proved himself no mean adept. In fine, Mr. Seymour has a good ohanoe . before him. and with steadiness and application, will no doubt attain a good rank in bis profession. His bill for this evening Is a first.rate ore It cousista of four popular pieces; among them 1 Hosina Meadows" and the famous'- Glance at New Vork." Mr. Barney Williams. the eminent Irish comedian, Mr. Conover, and Mite Roberts, will also appear during tbe evening Let Sjktsey's friends be on hand. Bl-kton's Theatre.?This fine place of amusement was well attended last evening, and tbe performance consisted of tbe comedy In three, sots by Mr. Brougham, founded npon the witty and humorous novel of "Vanity Fair," whloh afforded the company of Mr. Burton an excellent oooaslon of displaying the varied talents peculiar to every aotor on these boards. Mr. Brougham. Mr. Johnston, Raymond and others, the splendid Mrs Brougham, and the funny Miss Chapman performed their parts with great ease and often excited rears of laughter. The last scene, in whioh all the heirs arrn o to road tbe will of the old lady, ia one of tbe most natural and laughable we oversaw. The buxlerque of " Monte Crista," which followed, was well put on tbe stage, tnd will be again performed this evening. Benefit or C. W. Clause Olvmtic Theatre.? The simple announoement of this talented gentleman's benefit, this evening, would be sufficient to enlist his numertn* friends in his behalf; but when it is considered that he has?in compliment to bis private and profeesional merits?tbe aid of such eminent artists as Scott, Chanfrau. AValoot, Mr* Tib or, and others of equal eminence we are at aloes whether most to reel trmnrd the objeot of the benefit, or applaud the liberality <f those artists who have to generously announced themselves in bis behalf. American Circus.?The weather, let It be ever so tinfsvoreb'e. appears to bare but very little elf.-ct upon the attraction of this delightful place of amassment, ae it Is nightly filled by a very fashionable audience. Last night Mr. Dan Rice made hie debat, and delighted tbe audience with bis spicy comlo improvisations, he . together with his inimitable Shekeperean readings, which called forth renewed applause. The extraordinary performances of Mr Sands and his two sons, the beautiful horse May Fly, together wich tbe astonishing ponies, and Tom Thumb, Jun . went ctT with the ueual rounds of applause The elrcus is tbe most orderly place ever established in this elty. Christy's Miivstrkls It has beeomo a fixed fkst that this celebrated band of Kthioplan minstrels ta one of tbe most attractive of tbo features of New Vork. A stranger, en airlving here, make it a point to witness tbeir admirable delineations of negro character, and bear tbeir splendid singing, before he trans icte tbo uusinees wmcn called him hither. Having ?een them, bl* mind in at eaee, and he can attend to hi? concern*. The performance* of thu ban I are, however. a* highly appreciated bp onrown oltl*"n? aa they are by strangers, and not wltbont rraaon, for they are decidedly exeellent. N?w Oai.e*a? 8i:nrn?nt??.-Society Library la crowded nightly to hear the admirable concert* of tVeee minstrel*. They arrange their concert* In *nch manner that they are not mletaken when theyexpeot the cmmhnlty to approve their efforts to join elevated ard classical must 1 with truly chaste and healthy homer They continue a* brilliant as ever In their vooelbm. and their musical performances are most excellent. Doeeavart's Mnno.-ln the*e day* of travailing, when associations are forming so freely for overland march** through Vexlco to California, a panorama *noh ae ibis mu*t be peculiarly Interesting to those about fo start by such routes, as they will hers sea a faithful picture of the country they have to pass through, snd hear muoh Information about It rrom Captain Dnnnavan, wha nightly gives an explanatory lecture. Moreover, the grand and glorious battles whtoh the American arms won during chelate war, are alro faithfully depicted Altogether the panorama is well worth teeing. Mr. and Mrs Jara<>* Wallaok, Jr., are seen to commence an engagement at the Richmond theatre. Conrt of Oyer and Terminer. Before Joatice Jones, Aldermen Franklin and Stevens. Feb. 6 ?Mr Justice Jones announced this morning, after taking his seat, that the criminal bnstoaes would not be taken up until next week, when It Is understood that Rherry will be put on hie trial for the Border of MeOuire. The Oyer and Terminer Jury was discharged until Monday next. The eourt was then sdjeavned, and the Circuit Conrt opened j after which his honor tailed the elvil calendar, and no anuses being , ready, that conrt also adjonrned. TELECftAPHlC UVTKLLM28HCB. THIBTliTBCOIIHIlKaR. SSOOND MOM. llMHi WuaiiraTti, hbrnw; 1,1M. The TIm hnllnt ciiUd tbe BtuU to order ot II o'elook, M., when prtjw wa mod# by tbo Chaplain, ud tho Journal rood. nsaevTiva oommuoiootioni, Tb? V loo- t'reetdent lold before tho Senate aevsra1 communications from tho President, th* contonto of whioh did not tronopiro. *H? MKIIOiN rKOTOOOL. Mr. MooovM,of North Coroliao, submitted resolution olmilnr to tbot proposed by Mr. Stophono In tho House, on Saturday, oolllng upon tho President to eommuntcoto to tho Sonoto certain documents supposed to bo in oxiitonoo relative to tho ooarot history of the treaty ot Guadeloupe Hidalgo; inquiring o* him whether there is not a protocol extant, whioh nullifies tho amendment of the Senate to the treaty, ho. Alter en informal diecueslon. In which no faots of importance were elicited, tbe resolution wae laid over. Tiaoima 01* thk ii.atkkv suutios, Mr. Ht-rcTKR. of Virginia, presented a ssriss of resolutions passed by ths Legislature of Virginia, re affirming the rebolutions which were paired by tbe same body In the year 1847, with regard to the Wllmot proviso and the question of slavery In tbe territories Mr I! supported ths resolutions in a few appropriate remark*, when on motion they were ordered to bo printed. coontiwo raaeinenTiAL votks. Mr Clavton. of Delaware, from the joint committee | having the snbjeet In charge, presented a report recomroeadlng that the two houses meet on tbe 14ih Inst , and proceed to count the votea cast during the late election for President and Vice President of the llnltort ??>* .1? - ?ji? ? . _ , ?iduwuiui<7uuiu|( mat una Minor do appointed on the part of tho Senate and two for the Honoe. The report was adopted, and Mr. Clayton was appoint*d toller on the part of the Senate. MARINE HOSPITAL I IT ILLINOIS. Mr. Bbkksk submitted a resolution direction an inquiry to be made luto the exnedienoy of establishing a marine hospital at Hock Island, Illinois, which was oonsldered by unanimous consent and agreed to. APraoraiATioN roa aschet garioa. , ; Mr Rusk, of Texas, offered a resolution dlreottng an inquiry to be made Into the expediency of making an appropriation for the expenses of oertaln seoret service bad during the lete war with Mexioo, which was ooneidrred by unanimous oonsent, and agreed to. ' TUX rOSTAHE Illl.L. After the transaction of some farther business, of no general Importance, the bill providing for a reduced and uniform rate of postage was taken up, and i j Mr. Allkn, of Ohio, rose and delivered a lengthy and | earnest speech, principally in opposition to the system j of ocean mail steamers, and in reply to the late speech i i of Mr. Nller, of Connecticut, on the subject. He charged the Senator from Connecticut with turning a somerset on the tariff question, and animadverted with much tact on sundry other alleged desertions of his paity. Mr N ilks responded in a happy manner, and declared that the somsrrst was on tho other side. The Senator from Ohio had made the somerset, and done It upon executive dictation. The matters were aailoably sd' justed between the two Senators in an interesting parley. Mr. Piaici, of Maryland, next expressed his views upan the aubjeot. He was opposed to the freo circulation of newspapers. The Interests of the people would not be advanced by it. He was In favor of a low and uniform rate of postage for newspapers, instead of an entirely free circulation. Mr. Dickinson, of New York aod Mr Wkstcott, of Florida, briefly addrecred the Sonate upon the subject; whan. On motion, the Senate adjourned. flouse of lieitretH-ntatlTea. Washington, February 6, 1840. The House convened at noon, and opened as usual. The journal having been read, new mail rout VS. Mr. Sirlcv, of Wisconsin, offered a resolution in favor of establishing sundry new mail routes on the Tpprr Mississippi, which was, by unanimous eonisnt, considered and agreed to. national arbitration. Mr. Tuck, of New Hampshire, offered a preamble and resolutions, in favor of settling disagreements bsamong nations by arbitration. The resolution having been read, Mr. Tnok moved to suspend the rules, In order that it might be immediately acted upon which motion failing, the resolution took the usual oourss. IT?fHKNl' TROTOCOL RESOLUTIONS. Mr 8tkpiikns, of (isorgta. on motion, obtained the unanimous oonsent of the Ilouaa to offer bis resolutions respecting the supposed protoool to the late treaty with Mexico The Clki having read them, Mr. Wkntwobth, of Illinois, called for tbe yeas and nay* on the suspension of tbe ruler 1b order to uot tapon ISf whloh were ordered. Yew 181, t?ji S. Tbe re eolation* being now before tbe House, Mr. Stkfhei*i proceeded to explain and Illustrate the merit* of the question, in an earnest and eloquent speech He read tbe resolutions hitherto passed by the House, calling on the President for a copy of his instruction* to the treaty commissioner*, Messrs Sevier and Clifford, and for a oorreot copy of tbe late treaty with Mexico. Also, tbe President's reply to the same, stating that It would be Incompatible with the pnblio interests to furnish tbe information called for. He said it was his sincere belief that the protoool to whloh he bad re- \ ferred In hie resolutions, did exist, and If bli present effort to call It forth from its hiding-plaoe proved inef- j fectuel. he should then move the appointment of a 1 select committee, with power to send for persons and ; papers. He reviewed several passages of the treaty i which bad been stricken out, or altered, by the United States Senate, and showed that they were not what tbe protocol represents ! them to be. How, be asked, ! d d the Trtsident, or his agents, dare to impoee this fraud upon the Mexican government ? Mr. Horn on, of Alabama, replied with considerable , warmth. Oreat Injustice had been done to the Kxe? I cutiva in this gratuitous attaok of the gentleman from j (ieergie. There was no osstntial difference in the I treaty before and after the amendments of the Senate i had been made to.it. Mr. Bnobanan's letter to the j Mexican government on the subjeot was similar in its ! sbaraoter to the protocol. The Speaker was here In- I terrupted by Messrs. St-phens and Toombs, of Usor- ! gia. and questioned with regard to this point. Mr. . Houston proceeded to read several extracts from the | letters of Msesrs. Sevier and Clifford, to Mr. Buchanan, under date of tbe 25th May, 1848. stating that the 1 Mexican Congress had just agreed to the protoool- j treaty, dated May 26. Here then was fraud practised j upon the Mexican government. Mr. SrxrHv n? explained and said that the Mexican i Congress was not alone the Mexloan government.? j The Mexican K.xeeuttve refused to give his sanction to ; the treaty until the protocol was framed and signed. , Mr. Aihmvn, of Massachusetts. interposed, and read a letter from tbe Amerloan Commissioners to Mr. | Buchanan, of a date four days later, informing him ; that the treaty had that day been ratified by the ' Mexican government. Mr. Houston then resumed his remarks iu defense of the President, and said that the ('resident had been arrstled by tbe gentleman from Georgia, in language j which did tbe President no injury, hnt which is not j need by one gentleman against another on that fl tor. Mr STapHaas interrupted the speaker. H# had : asked the President loudly eno.igh for this important. I infrtmation, and he weald ask him no more. But if be dart d to withhold it, he would a^k tor a committee, with power to send for pcraonsand papers, to make the > Inquiry. Mr Houston said that President Polk could not bo intimidated Into a compliance with tbe gentleman's isquest. Mr STtPHKTS?We will try it. Mr. Houston, in closing his remarks upon ths subjeot, ul mittcd an amendment to tbe resolutions, making : tbe call conditions! so as to reuuest the Preild-int in - communicate the informetion In cut ho de?m* it net Incompatible with the public intercut t? do to. Mr. Schkrck. of Ohio, feilowcd in an interesting speech. lie laid down the diatlnotion b?twe?n the American Lxeoutlv# and Oongrce*. and the Mexican KxecMtire and Congress He asked what had been done In regard to the treaty, r.ud gave a history of tha eaae. Finally. he pronounced the President's conduct fraudulent and deoeptive throughout the war, and alio with regard to the treaty. Mr. Bon, of Kentucky, interrupted him. and eald that the Mexican Kxecutlve wanted the protocol to chow to the p?eple of Mexico. | Mf.Seiinncn resuming, said he had no donbt of it. Thin, he continued, wee the work of the Kxsontivea of the two governments. True, our N?Bate had debated there amendmente for many day*, and had adopted them; but what oaied the President? He told the I Mexican government, with the same breath with which be approved of the amended treaty, not to care for three Intermeddling legislators ? Their amendment* were of no acoount. They were ! mere Imatter* of frrm " Let ng ratify the tr?aty," \ and *o it w?i ratified A* to the objecting whieb hrd | been rai?ed against the mode of etliing for this infor- \ mstlon, he had made one citation upon the President, and he had treated it with contempt, he now moved j that the rail he made sbsolute, and eampel ths President to produce the protecol. Mr Bust. of South t'arelina, followed, and said that j tha weak side bad got important information from somewhere, and that the other side had received linSorient Information from a source which ail oonhl really conjecture. while be had not obtained It from either. He moved the previous question, in order, he said, that all might have It. The question was immediately taken by yeas and nayt, and lost-yeas, 84; nay*. W). fMr. Stephens then slightly amended hi* re*olutlcne ; wh*n the question on their adoption was taken, and carried, by yeas 147, nays 84 isothft it4tv * to washuvotoi*. Mr. Mkadr offered a resolution, that the Library ; Committee proenre a marble copy of the statue of Washington In the capital at Richmond, Virginia, to | be placed in the rotundo of the national oapltol at i Washington. The resolution having bean adopted, On metlon, the House adjourned. extrication oftlie Ferry Boat. Hsvan db Oasoa, Fab. 4,1849. j Tha steam ferry bent haa been extricated from hat | 1 position In tha loo, and taken np to the wharf. Sho , was gotten off by tho assistance of tha beat Relief, from ] Baltimore. The boat has instelaed no damage. There | 1 la atUl ooMlderaMe lee In the rlrer. | ' AUcapUd Afrai of Salllfan and flyer* Baltinoii. Feb 6 184*. Beaeh warrant* km been Inutd for the ?rre?t ef both Hjtr and Salilvaa, and they bara disappeared. Nominations lor (I, 8. Senator, Comptroller, nnd Bagant or the University. ALiiKT, fab. &, INI. The democratic legislative caucus and the free ?OUSTS, have nemlnated the Hon. John A Dlx a* United State* Senator, Charlaa A. Mean for Comptroller, and C C!. Csm broking for Regent of the University, Tbe hunkers hare nominated Cbanoatlor Walworth for United 8tatee Senator and James T. Brady ai Regent of tbe U Diversity. Tbe whig caucus nominated Washington If ant for Comptroller, this evening, without opposition. He re. oelred 108 oat of 114 votes. P S. Van Reusstlaer was nominated Rsgant of tba UnlverMty. Election of State Senator. PHn.eDm.rHiA. Feb 5,184#. At tba special election In the twentieth district of tbi* State, for State Senntcr, in the place of Oovernor Johnston, it Is understood that the democratio oaadldate 1* undoubtedly elected. Vote on the Election of Henry Clay. Cikoivhati Feb. 5.1840. The following is the vote on tbe aleoMon of the H in Henry Clny to the Senate of the United State*:?Fee Mr. Clay, M; tor R. M. Johnson, 45. Henry Clny. New Orlkans, Feb. 1, 114#. Mr. Clny did not aoeompany General Taylor, a* was reported. The Cholera, Charlkstoh, Keb ?, 184#. Tbe cholera broke out on board of tba bark Laum, whioh recently sailed from New Orleans with emigrant# 'or Liberia. There have been two death*. Klrt-mni'a Hlot. Baltimosk, Feb. 5,1840. The firemen bad a light t?-d*y, and afterwards a nnrober repaired to a groggery in Pratt street, and commenced fighting again. Ona man, named John Smith, was killed, and another dangarously wounded. Southern Items of 9lowa. Bai.timork, Feb. 6,184#. The Southern mail has arrived. From the Riohmoad papers we learn the death of Benjamin Watkins Leigh* The Picayune announces the arrival of the sehooner Adelaide, with dates from Vera Cms to the 14th. The Insurgents at Tallica were dispersed by the go eminent forces under (Sen. Donelga. Gens. Puircon and Alvares wrre oonoeatrating the trropefln the State of Mexico, to restore perfect tranquillity. Congress was still In session. New York legislature. Aluant, Feb.6,1810. JIENAT8. ELECTION or COMFTROLI.RR. The Senate have struck ont from the resolution previously cflered. that portion assigning to morrow foe the eleotion of a Comptroller to supply the piaoe of the Hon. Millard Fillmore. Viae President elsot, as that office oannot be filled until made vaeant by Mr. Fillmore. DILLS PAUED. The Senate, in committee, took up the bill making an appropriation to the Deaf and Dumb Asylum of New York, which was read a third time and passed. A hill investing the Supervisors with certain legislative powers was also read a third time and passed. | prize ridflTINO. The committee resumed the consideration of the I bill for the punishment of ptiss fighting, when a subi stltute was offered, snbjeotlng parties participating in a fight for money, or in exhibitions for the sake of gain, to a penalty varying from a fine and imprisonment in ?he county jail to three years in the Stat* prison. Without coming to a decision, the Senate adjourned. ASSKMBLJT. BILL REPORTED. To amend the charter of the Brooklyn City Hospital. bills passed. The bill oonflrming the election of Mr. Pook, as Treasurer of Kings oeunty, was read a third time and pass| ed. Also, the bill to amend the act relative to Poiloa J Justices' Courts in the oity of New York- was passed. ' RILLS INTRODUCED AND NOTIFIED. Mr. Cross, of Kings county, introduced a bill relative to the Atlantic Dock. Brooklyn. Notice was also given of a bill providing fer the erection of a new oapitol at Albany. MONUMENT. Mr. Slocum. of Onondaga county, submitted a resolution in faror of the erection of a monument to the iiruin; v> uin UK U?B(IIU tltlUDH?Wblob VM adopted. FI.OUOIIYr. in THR abut. Mr. 8locum also sailed up the resolution, previously offered by himself, In favor of Instructing the New York delegation In Congress to take measiireR for the abolition of flopping in the Army and Navy of the United States. The resolution was referred to the Committee on Commeroe. a sword TO COl. rum. Mr. Halb, of St*uben county, sailed np the resolution whioh he previously offered, in favor of presenting a ewcrd to Colonel Bliss, late aide-de-eamp to Oeaoral Taylor, in testimony of bis valuable services rendered in the late wer with Mexico The resolution was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. enooKLvn city hail. Mr. Graham, of Ulster county, submitted a resolution requesting the Common Council of the olty of Brooklyn to report how the $100 000 heretofore raised, had been expended upon their olty hall. The resolution giving rise to come debate, it was laid over, under the role. THE nbw tori rlLOT RILL. This bill was paaaed in Committee of the Whole. The Assembly then adjourned. Markets. New Orlraks, Feb 1 1849. The adtiees brought by the steamer Canada have been reoelved here by teleg-.aph. On the first despatches holders of ootton became firm, and advanced their asking rates. Transaotlons ware, howsver, moderate. Further accounts oomiog over the wires that the private letters were not eo favorable, produced considerable hesitation, and holders were more anxious to sell at the prices paid prior to tba news. i Police Intelligence. The .-Irrtit of thr Paterion Hohtiers at Init - Some few mouths ago. it will be r> collected by our readers that a clerk In the employ of Drew. Robinson k Co., No 5'J Mall street, was knooked down at Peterson, New Jersey, while pacing from one factory to another, by two men. and robbed of a package containing $8 600. The next day, or the day after, two auspicious men were arrested at Paterseo, and detained ior several days; but as the young man could net Identify either of them as the one who committed the outrage. and no money being found upon the prisoners, after reveral days' detention thsy were liberated from custody. Yet, still, vsry stroug suspicion rested upon them, sod a watohful eye was kept respecting their whereabouts. Things went on rery quietly until the excitement sprang up respecting the contemplated light between Yankee Sullivan and Tom Hy<r, which brought out considerable betting between thieves at well ss honest men, respecting the result. This excitement whs the cause of the thieves showing a few rolls of hank bills, and offering to bet to a lirge amount on the result of the pugilistic contest This information rame to the ears of Justloe MeOrath, officer A. M. C. Sra'th. and Captain Magnoa, of the 6th ward police, who took immediate m-asurss to arrest the p*rt(?", two of whom were taken into custody on Sondsr rooming. end another one waw caught yesterday morning at the oars, just as be wen leaving the city, ou his journey for the battle ground of the pugilists 'I Lese men were taken before .In*, tire Lotbrop. their persons searched, anl on one of , them $:;t0 was recovered in five and ten dollar hills. This money bae been Identtled by tbe firm of DreV. Robinson It Co.. as a portion or the moaey stolen t from their clerk at Paterson A small memorandum bock was likewlra found oa one of the urisoners. she*. leg ft credit ftf about *700 morn, which th? officers expect to obtftln. The prisoners gave the iwnrvf names of Daniel Dermet. John McCherry. and lohu A.Calvin. They were all detained in custody fir ft further hearing Wo mneh d. ubt If any lawyer hM been permitted to see them yet, ?o close and >,>rr#.t hf I their arrest* been kept It t? donhlful If thn whole of the miftey can possibly be reoo?er?<l, >** eaoh one iff.nr receiving bfe share of the plnnd . no doubt lr\i gambled ft good pert o( it away. Howerer, the ofllaefi eoftftg'd In the bn?lncf*, ere the bf ,rt tbftt cxn bo hft I, and If the money ?an be recovered, it will certainly come. fivrg/eri/. ? Some hurirtsr* forced an entrance Into the rtore of Ward, Tech fc Co , No. 101 Maiden lane, , on Sunday sight, and corned off gild pons pennlle, gold rings, filter spoons. eatueo orviot plus. *o , valued in all at $4C0 No arrest. Ki bkrry en Hoard Skip. The cabin of the brig rJVireeton. blug at the foot of Market street, wa* broker* open by mme thief, who carried eff a gold lever watch end chain, worth *160, and *IM? In money b?l mglnj to Captain Norton meeter of thebilg. No arreet. RhcrHT's Court. Before J. J. V. Westervwlt, BUff , Sheriff. fni/utit- Jamti O Hrnnrtl ??. M. M. Noah ?In thie cause which wae an action for a libel, the defendant allowed judgmeht to go by default, and a notice wae etved about a fortnight ago, that the Inquiry would he sped. and thn damages assessed this day. Counsel for the defendant moved to postpone the prooesdinge, npon an affidavit etatlng that a material witness, (but without giving hie name.) wae absent. Meiers. Dalbtaith and J M Smith, couaeel for the plain tiff, oppoerd the motion, on the ground that toe name of the wttneee wae not disclosed, nor was It stated what they Intended to prove by him, or when he was expected to, retnrn. Alter considerable discission on both sides, the Sheriff postponed the Inquiry until the flrxt Monlay In Mareh.