Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 19, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 19, 1856 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 7082. MORNING EDITION-SATURDAY. JANUARY 19, 1856. PRICE TWO CENTS. Oar Special Dcqwtclui. THK 8FKAXER8H1P? ANOTHKK BLACK KKF'BLIOAN CAUCC8 ? XLKOITON 0 W JIFF. DAVIS TO THK B8MATB ? WHO WUX 8U0CEBD HIM IK TUB CABINET ? ? MO 8BMATOR FROM OAMFOXIA. WiflHinaroK, Jsn. 18, ISM. Considerable tad Mitg ?u exhibited to-day in the Boum. There is a storm evidently brewing. Another anti-Nebrat-ka caucus is now being held at the Capitol. It is largely attended. It was called by some of the tkctlous Banks men. There Is a strong determination on the part of some for a new man. There were between ?eighty and ninety members present. Kunkel, of Penn., advocated the propriety of presenting a ne v candidate, end offered a resolution to Ihat effect. He was imp ported hy Todd, of Ptnn., Cumbaok, of Indiana, Campbell and "Craw, of Penn., Howard, of Michigan, and flf oen others After considerable opposition, Kunkel witlidiev the pro position, snd the meeting resolved unanimously to stand hy Banks. Campbell, of Ohio, was not present The minor that I tent you last evening in rrfference to Jeff. Davis being elected to the Senate from Mississippi, is aow confirmed. I am informed this evening that he eonteespistes resigning hit position in the Cabinet. In -case he does, Mr. Faulkner of Virginia, it is said, wlQ sncceed him In the Cabinet. Letters from reliable sources ia California, received here, state that no election of Senator will be had daring the present session of the Legislature. D. THE SENATE AMD THE NATAL BOARD ? COLONEL FABKXR H. FRENCH AND KB MABOT? BANKS AND AMALGAMATION WjUMlnqton, Jan 18, 1856. The Senate discussed ye* tarda/, m Executive session, the propriety cf considering the Naval Board proceed ing* with open doom. The debate la said to hare been very animated. The question was not decided. Colonel Paiker H. French has addressed a note to Secretary Maroy, correct lug Mr. Marcy's Interpretation t of his former note, and for the preeent declining to pro cent bis credentials from the republic of Nicaragua. Mr. Banks exhibited unusual excitement to-lay, when oharged by Mr. Letcher with favoring an amalgamation of the white and black races. Mr. Letcher contended "that an " absorption " oi one race by another could only be by amalgamation. Mr. Banks, mush excited, declared euch a 'bing ti be as loathsome to his feeling* as to any ?other gentleman. Mr. Giddlrgs was cornered by Mr. Cobb, of Georgia, and several other democrats, and ^charged with falsifying the Congressional records. Ihe President's levee to-night was densely crowded. Secre taries Guthrie and McClelland were preeent. E. THE WITHDRAWAL OF OVll MINISTER TO ENGLAND. Washington, Jan. 18. 1866. The Important Information communicated to the Hs vaid in my last three despatches frem this city, has to day been confirmed by the President in conversation with members of Congress. The President has determin -ed upon sending to the Senate bis reasons for the with diawal of our Minister, Mr. Buchanan, from tbe Court of St. James; but, unfortunately, that body has adjourned -over until Monday. In there two days General Pierce may think be has discovered a necessity for withholding -what he has now decided upon.. O. P. Q. OVB RELATIONS WITH OBEAT BRITAIN, ETC. Washington, Jan. 18, 1866. There Is nothing at all new in regard to our relations with Great Britain. Lord Clarendon's latest despatch was dated In November. It required an elaborate an swer, atd Mr. Marcy has recently sent one of great length. From the nature of the ct'oumstaaees, no ?further step can be taken by us until we hear from Great Britain sgain. It is for hnr to make the next movs. England at first admitted her error in the matter of the r? emit Kent, and promt- ed both reform and reparation. Tbe reparation she never made. Finally, the has ? <wtthd awn hex plea of guilty, snapped her fingers in the face of the United States, and declare ' that She had a right to recruit In the manner com plained of, and would oenttnne to do so if she plsewed. Mr. ?Craapten and several o*. the British consuls must walk the plank. This is Inevitable, unless Great B I tain offers end performs scene signal aid ratlsfaetory ac'-s of atone ment. This is barely possible ? notprobaole. When the cflclal correspondence ?hall appear every word of mine will be proved true. B. rm?TT- voxmra comriw, FIRST 8KSHION. Boom of fttpraentatlTM. Washimgtos, Jen. 18, 1866. THE BPBAKSRSH1P. Mr. Mali, (K. N.) of Ind., addressing himself, as he Aaid, to statesmen, not partisan*, offered in a spirit of compromise a resolution declaring Mr. Banks, republi can, Speaker ; Win. Cullom, American. Clerk ; A. J, Olossbreuner, Sergeant- at- Arms ; Mr. John M. Johnson, Postmaster ; and 7,. W. McKnew, Doorkeeper. The last three are the nominee* of the democratic caucus. The resolution was tabled by a vote of 111 against 90. Mr. CiDDiKoa, (black rep.) of Ohio advocated the adop tion of the plurality resolution, deolaring that the House cannot organize on any other principle. Re called on ccmoorats to follow their own precedent PTklr Cobb, (Hem.) of fla., sail that the demoeratic caucus of 1MB rejected the plurality proportion whish was subsequently alopted t>y tie whig', aided by democrats. [Several members asseated to the truth of this statement, and Mr. Oohb continued.] With the republicans, the issue is Banks an i disorganization ia preference to Mr. Csmpbel), of Ohio, wh>tu th>y coull have elccUd the other - ? y, if all of taem had voted for Mr. Thotington's resolution. Mr. Guhhkof ? 1 vote as I please, without going to Ooigia to learn my duty. Mr. Com ? If you di?, you would be better acquaiu'ed with H. (Laughter.) Mr. Xattah, (black teo.) of N. H in reply to Mr. Cobb, said the vo'e on Mr. Thoriug .oa'- res>lutl- n iras not a Mr test, as the republicans had m<tde a nomination offer than Mr. Campbell, of O.iio The debate waB confined to the democrats and republi cans. Mr. Cuuomak, fdem.) of N. C., offered a resolution tbat until the eloctlon of Speaker t e flmt business of each day (?hell be to vote twine, rm d'Oate being in dulged in under any pretext till the two ballots are t*k?u, and farther, to declare it not in rder to rote the third time the psme day. Pending the resolution the House adjourned. la U? Home off Roprclt BtstlrM a Living Body, m Otsd Bod? or a Bod y In a State off Bupeudtd AalMtioal [Kiom tfce Washington Union ? he President's organ, Jan. 17.] It it not a little singular that while the President's message has teen hailed with universal welc-me by the people of tbe United Sta'es, with the exception of the abolitionists, the republican turjoritj of the House of Bepresentauves, supported to repie-ent ihli same people, has refused to hear it even rtad and neasunoed lt? pre oenteticn as an intuit t> that h^nora-ile b xty This Menu passing strange. The Pie-Men' Heads t.heai a c'cil me f sage in the exercise or a Out; e> joined on him Sy tie constitution, and they say he has Ilk I ted then. He pays th?m the compliment ot recng ilzlng tb-tn as a branch of tbe Congress of tbe Uni'efl States, and t ley affirm he baa oveneached ev>n their coos itution 1 rights, for they are no Cong i ess. and therefore hU treatlug tiem as such is ano<he< insult. It could not hate been tbat those susceptible member! Vok exception to the message i *el', for hey reiu?ed to hear it read; and If they tad h<mr<l it, there certainly was nothing la it die: tmpectful to the House. According to the argument of thi-se gentlemen the ma-sag* had not been received: yet one member ?f a body that swear* it has no existence, and who, tneretors, could not., with out transgressing all the laws ot natuie utter a w-udoa the subject denounced it by wholesale, a* "tbe moat rKxreputable public document that had *rtr soianated 'from a Prehldent ol the United states. It was a public docunent ffcUily log the history of ibe eountry fr >m the oignnlntion cf the government to the present day in ?overy essential particular." Kor a member of a b*iy tbat has no existence. or whose existence in at lew', doubtful, and which is to exceedlrgly tenant >us of its nonentUy that it cannot bear to b? spoken to, this Is pretty well. If it talks thus waile in a sta'e of s ispend ed animation, what may we expect when tt is galr*uiaed in'o life and motion? We fhah not here enter into the n'<es*.irn of tbe entity W nootn'ity of Congress. That one half ol it Is aliro is quite certain; wt'h respect to tbe oth?r half, the fact U disputed and denied by itself. Oeoeraliy npeaklng. men esn tell Whether they are sllve or doad, yet all the philosophers hare found tt Impossible to dtim initra'S their own existence. Descartes was supposed to come the nearest to it in his tamou* see saw. ' I think, thsre loie, I exl?t," though the logii is v?ry muoi out at. the elbows since we have no better p ool that a m\n thinks -than that he exiits. If. bo verer i he demons ra'lon were , ever so e'ear, It would banily a poly to the msjoriiy ot the present House of JKcprereu a' ires, whiei h?* declared itself not only defunct, but that i>. never had au *xl<t mjpoI Tbe I'gic Is de'ective In another p> int, fo- wo de fy the most exoert logician topiove that the m*jo'i'.? of tie members who votert hem-flwn n?n rrt pver thoug ht at all of ths inexplicable psraOo* In which they involved themselves by thus. s? it were with malice vrrprnn, hnosklng out their own brain?. Jiut let us d dg?thi* knotty point, end briefly inquire is to Ibid inexpressible Insal', this grow rinlntloa of tha privilege* of a body which hw not, nd mw ted a ba ng, according to it* ast dying declaration. Tha Presi dent of tbe United State* U a oo-ordiuaU and equal branch of the government, and equal* have a right ta apeak to eaob other, provided tbey do it in deeorooa terms. It oerta'nly U no Insult to a living m?n, and if h#> is dead, or in a state at suspended aoitna ion, he cannot justly take offeuoe. At m< at, ii U unit mij. taking a d?ul bedy for a living one, which U certainly rather a ca?pli ment to the former. A# tin: it la only rejecting what every man know*. (ac cept be be a know nothing,) 'hat one of the moat important duttes of a President of tlieUnltel 8ta*a? enjoined >nhtm bj the constitution, la that of oommunicatiug to Congres* the external ana internal s'ate of tne oouatry and, u ha deems it neoeasary, recommending each measures a* ha centres may be adopted. In the aeleotlbn of hi* topica he in It- ft to hi* own judgment and will; aud ao long aa ha itfiaina from any attempt to dictate to that b dy it* ac tion on hU ree?mmenda>ion*, the exhibition of any peev ish, pragmatical affectation of resentment only prove < tbat people are determined to get Into a passion, w aether there Is any reason or not. Ti e message of the President to that honorable body, which, it seems, re 'aim* no attribute of existence but the power of apeech, la conveyed <? decorous language; con fined to topic* of great national internet; ia neither offen rive in tone nor cietatorial in language. On the con trary, we will ventuie to aay there i< nit a true Ameri can wboae heart and whoae reason do nit respond to it rpontar eously. . What, then, waa it that put oertain members In euch a towering passion? Waa it the digni fled, Arm aid vet temperate tone of that part which related to the encroachments of Greet Britain in Contral A met lea V Or were theae ebullition* of frothy spleen intended to indicate to my Lord Palnierston taat a majoiity of the Home of Representative a (whether living or dead ii not yet decided) stood in auch an alti tude of ferocious bca'ility to th? Prvsidtnt that they would not permit him to speak to them on matters in volving the interest* and honor of tae United States f Was it the general prosperity of tha country, the MtU factorv *tate of the treasury, the reverential dsvitloo to the constitution and the rights of the State* and Terri to iler? or waa it the death atroxe aimed at 'hue secret and open enemies who are laboring to undermine and overthrow the great Watch to w?r of liberty, whose light ia Illuminating the world f Was it one or all ot theae that les&imated this non-exiating body, and oooatuned such a tbaklrg among the dry bones ? And here we will venture to observe that, in 'he gene ral iniei course between man and man, the duties >t civility are reciprocal. If wa expect to be treated wUh courtesy, we should be courteous in turn. It is a s'range and curicua sight to aee those who ccmplain so loudly of havitg b en Insulted oy the 1 "resident in treating Congress aa a living body and making it a civil speech, letvrtlng this Imagi nary offence by wholesale denunciation* of his mil eage and wholesale charges of falsehood. Aud what it this atrocious violation of the rights and uignlty of a br.c y which repudiates its own existence ? wbl-h. accord lug to its own showing, ia destitute of all vitaity aud which so far aa appearance* indlsate, may lemiin in this *tate of torpor for an indefinite period? Kvety man who rtads this me-asge will see at once that it embodies information essenuil to flbngress and the people, and that it was proper that both should re ceive it aa early as possible. A whole month Uad elapsei since tbe resurrection of that inanimate b>lv ? thit strarge compound which, at one and the same 'tine, is and is not ? and nothing had been done to give it an actual being and existence. In the men.uti'.na, certain Important ques'iona, menacing tbe friendly relations of theUilted S ates and Great Britain, were rapidly ap proacbii g a cii*U, to meet which would la all pro lability require primpt action. One blanch of the national itglrlature had been oiganhed during toil wnolu ;eri>l; tbe other was neither organised nor, to all appea.' ance, likely soon to organize. Had the President commu nicated bis message to tbe Senate without dola* *.te h to the House of ltep:es*ntatlv?e, then theie might lut' e been fome pUuslble ground fur the cry of iaatilt sad 'nnevation on the lights an' dignity of tnat budy w?iile thus in a state of suspended animation and, without doubt, there would have been a still greater ratUiwr among the dry bones of fanaticism. The President, there fote. thot e the most conciliatory cu-ae, and one which we Venture to say will be fanctinoed by the whole peopio of the United States, who have been lo< klug on, so ue with contempt and ridicule, others in dl- nay. at the speotas e <* a few factious leaders having sufficient influ ence to paralyte, it not entirely arrest, the ouerai >ns of tbe government as long as they please. The President baa dore hia duty; let tie (louse "f Representatives follow hi* example, in-tead of r-iiing without measure and without reason, at a proceeding caL'td for by a due rrgard to the a?fe'7, interest* and honor of tbe United 9'atea. Ah to the hue and err of inault, raised against the Pre*i ? dent, It ii ctly a proof that a mejori'y ? f the member* M Ibis con- ni*tlng body, which bas just oommitted frli tie*, ne, determined to pick a quanel with him at all event*. To constitute aa insult it la necessary it should he in tentional. and that there he some hing In the act, the word or the manner that clearly inalca on he intention. I* there anything of ihla ?oi t in the President's me-saim' wag the pMtoqpanae (I a eonaUtatima1 da'y an insult Is there anything ofltnsive in the language of tb? aie -s*g? at )j retttctbs. either direct or UupUed, on the b>dy to which It i? addres??d; or any attempt at di?tJon that cm be to'tured Into an insult? It Is only neceesary to rea-1 the message to reply in the negative Vet Uis imaginary offtnne is met by a majority of the Brute by a premeditated inault in action, accompanied by a aweepirg charge against the Preside?* ?t tslaifyieg the wbola history of the country, frotn begin, ->i<ig to end. Yet theae are the great sticklers f-.r eieiiiette, tii-m are the thin thinned men who cannot bea- to o? 4 jotesn to lest It should disturb their alumb?rs, and UU fci'o hr Se ries at being treated as living bodies rtie-e gent'e neo are the very antipole* of the honest Irirhman, who de clared he was not dead, but speechless; f-ince, acmrdiig to tl.tir own dcclaratioig, they are dead and every bo y knows U>ey are not speechless. Vn conclusion, we have only to express the opinion that thfa con existence o' Congress is a sheer palpable abaur tl t> Like tfce King of Knglai d, Congress neve- dies. I la always in existence, and, though not always wctive, may he called into action whenever the Preaiden', de?rai 1' Leces>ary. The moment the term of one Congress ex pires, gives life and b*ing to another; and en on through an IbQblte seiies. There is no interregnum contemplated by the constitution; and if a House of Kep-OAenUtivMS cannot or will not choose a Speaker surely there 1* no s fliclent reason why every other bransh of the govern ment should be arrested, or that the President should pro' pone indefinitely a gree^ constitutional duty. We don't ??t? thoug^tierhaps tf we did we might things existed at the Mxie ijtf President sent In bis *mes?age. But we w?U ' suppose fh*t a desperate faction, or fusion of faction', taring no c ?m mon principle of action, hut an Invetca'e h <s'i1l.y to democratic principles and the sdoiinUtra'ion by which they are represented, should wiitully and deniirn ecly prevent, obstructor delay thach ice of a presiding ofiicer, and en ant the dog In the mange*. Are the p<? rations of the other branches of tbe gTeroment t > be paraljzed, an 1 tbe whole machinery arrei art in c?hh quencef Ia the countiy (perhaps in a ir'aia ot .lecu'tar danger) to be left inert, incapable <f notion defenceless on in a s'ate *t abeyance, a? It were, for want of some indispensable action cl a body which is playing pox cum," and trying to aoake ua believe it is dead? ir nnsh ?s re?lly the case, the Present mist, be Jurob. he-.*us? the House cannot choose a Speaker; everv branch o' go vernment must be atarved, because 'he House nanoo' choose a Speaker; and ? chaos come again " bectu-e the Honse cai<not choose a Speaker! Sure y, there mua b-> ?oroe remedy for euch a state of hirgr ; and if it iannot be found in tbe constitution, we know of no other re sort but 'be great law of neceoMty. If a .Speaker is so indispensable, why, then, we muat have * 8pe?k??, by hook or hy crook, and theie ia ?n end of the matter. Marine- DUaiter* oa the Lahea [From the Buffalo Advertiser, Jan. 11. J Ihe aggregate losses of life and prooerty upon the Lakes duiing the years 1864 and 1866, were as f >liow< 1864 18 >6 Losses hy steamers $.?3 400 6 .8.160 '? propellers *80,100 l,lff0 flOO Total Ifwes by steam 1,143 600 1 688,760 " saU 1 044 32S 1,13 !, 779 Total losses W,18T,8!6 Number of lives lost 119 118 Ti tsl number of disaster* V84 6?3 Ihe total number of disasters in 1868 wa . '266. The to tal loss of property was, as above, In I8f 6 ',8'1,629 18t4 ... 2,187 S26 Increase,,...., ?H3;i,7?4 Three steamers seven propellers, six hark*, eight nrlgi. tblrt %? three rchooners, undone tug sere to ally lost dur ing the year. Total number lost, 68. Of the disasters, here occurred in January 2 July 16 February 2 August 26 March 2 Heptetrber 74 April 8 Oct'iber 148 May 46 November 143 . une 87 Peermbir 26 + I Kites not given -)6 thede-alleo sfatrment frotn which the?e ^gn'-M ?re taktn was prepared with great sare by Caotain ikrbblna, of this city. We present he low a BVMKAKY or DlBASTXBfl FROM 1849 TO 1^56, 1NCLCRIVB. ?f, , ? 1848. ? , ,?1849 ? > r-1860 ? , r-IHBl.-, iror fc y0 9 Jjm y0 f JVo $ Lot*. IV,,. t Ln* Steamb'te 16 101 0?0 20 72,900 31 2?6 700 3*! ?16,600 I rr-pallors 6 :;9,0T0 4 11 ? 000 9 lOOoO 23 183,2:0 bsrks... 4 20,400 ? ? 6 1,100 ? _ Brigs.... 19 64,900 18 24,900 27 08 900 63 133 0?0 Schooners 90 186 430 49 128 760 9? 191, 740 lf-0 241,716 Secwa... 8 4,100 2 1 700 6 1,000 <1 3 200 Flood 1849? 26 000 ? ? Total 186 404 830 C8 3A6,260 170 644,440 20 1 7?0,616 ,?1862 * ,?1868 ? , ^1864.?, r-1866.-, 8teaml?Ma87 362 660 48 419 360 41 4A3 400 66 628,^60 Propei'rs 86 2". 4,060 24 101 600 62 080 100 82 1 1.10, dOO Bans.. . 6 26 ? 60 12 28,600 17 1?8,400 M 176 6*1 Brigs... 38 101,100 81 86 f 00 66 184.V6 91 /09.860 Pch'rs. . .120 286,190 160 217,300 204 701 000 826 782, Hcowa... 4 726 8 2. MX) 16 10,800 13 13,400 lleiriok. . ? ? ? 20,000 ? ? _ - 240 991,066 268 864,360 384 2 187,826 608 2,8*1, 629 A remarkable fact frr the statistician is presented in the record of the marriages In New Bedford for the year 1866, that nun>bor being 622; In 1864, the number was 621? Ir create In I860, one. UUit from the Mat* Capital. THE LAST HTPUaOLK FOB OFW1CKHB Of T ?? HOP8S ? OKOAKIZBD AT LAST? PXOSPBOT OP A DISPATCH OP M7SINS88, ETC. Albasy, Jen. IS, IBM. After a most unprecedented and unrelenting struggle of eighteen days, the Legislature is now oonslderad as being fully or* an lied. The contest for Clerk of the House terminated sooner than expected, in confequaooe of tfco withdrawal of one or the promiaant candidate*, whose card waa thus read at the Clerk's de?k:? ! _ _ AtBAjrr, Jan. 1$, 1856. Ho*. Hcifitr Wiltfi*:? Ocak 8ih?~ avItiK received tie vote* of a large majority o* ?he democratic n emnen tor the office of Clerk. Dot being satis fed thai I concor concentrate (ha entire democratic strength. I have concluded to withdraw mv name trom the eout*st. i-lease announce this fact to ray friend* and Under to them my flnoere and graiefnl thanks for the honor they hare eoa* feried upon n?Tn their gracious support. Vwy truly, yours, JuHH 8. VAPIW. Mr. Naflew was the eaucua candidate of the hard aheili, and received, yesterday, thirty rota*. The natimaldemv r.rata U en scattered their strength, many of !hM voting (or George W. Atden, of the city of New York . A resolu tion was adopted, es'ablUhlng the plurality vote up in the third bullet. Upon the first trial, Mr. Sherman (republican), received 49; Mr. Stevens (Know Nothing) , 80; bards scattering. On the second trial all the soft ??bells and tain burners voted for Sherman, and he was elected by a msj >rity of one vote ? thus confirming the report that the sofr? and republicans bad formed a oali ?ton fur the purpose of dividing the offices of the Hiuse between tbem. Mr. Spinola teen offered a resolution authorizing the Speaker to appoint Sergeant-at- Ann* and door keepers. Tuls was carried without mueh opposi tion; the Know Nothings having been defeated ia their efforts to cb'ain the Speaker and Clerk, made no effort to defeat this p?r Hon of the contract. WhUft several of the toft barnburners were ren dering apologies for vitlrg for the republican can didate for Clerk, Mr. Bailey give them a severe rakdgatir.n tor such conduct, fie said the soft cau cub uranimously adopted a resolution, pledging every mimjer trom fusing wl h, or voting for, sny can if date of the republicans or Americans; and yet, upon tha first opportuni y, Mr. Hoyle, who waa the soft can<*ld?te f<>r Speaker offered a renuluti- n In the House declaring the republican candidate fir clerk elected. When the oontevt for Clerk waa over, Mr. Bailey Inti mated that if there was a friend of Gov. Clark airm the tloor, it ?as i ue to his Excellency that a committee be appointed to in orm him that the House waa organise!, an ho alght have some communication to send in ? him self (Mr. B) not ceditog to be on the committee. Mr. Bei jamin Smith, of Monroe, then arote. acknowledging liinifeit hlri Excellency's friend, by offering a resolution tor such a commit'.**. Tbe vaiious s'anclng committees of the House will not he reported before n*xt week. The singular position oi parties tenders the Speaker's task extremely difficult. N t a single member ot a leading or prominent cuarac ter will cetlie to take any responsibility Mr. Onell, in common courtesy, should be teurered the ohairmauship of the Ways and Means? that hi, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, as by that officer nil the financial require ments and operations of the administ-atton are always laid before the Legislature. NEW TOBK LBOHUTUU. Senate. Aihanj, Jta. 18, 1966. IIIIJH BE1-OBTKD FAVORABLY. To amend tbo charter of the Brooklyn City Hospital. To amend tte till in relatlrn to Now York, flremeu. lUlative to I uiteil Slates Lepaeit Food. A report from the Dry Dock Savings Bank vu pre sented. ROTTCKS OK BTT.T8. By Mr. Wadewoktb. to amend the charters of the Buf falo Trust Company and Water Work*. Relative to eight draf's and bills of exchange Ineorpora'Ug the Long Island Trust Company. The resolution requiring information a* to the indebt eone.s of cittea m paired, after striking out New York, Brink)} s, Albany, Troy and Buffalo. Mr. Wadhwoiits gsve nolloe of Mils making express ?nt oth?-r Joint, stock associaUms, issuing asrip or stock certificate* over $100 000, subject to taxation on the amount* i e ported by the stock books. lo emend v e liw* relative to juMie health. At jour ned till Monday. AHembly. Auiajiy, Jan. 18, 1868. nacTKMr ov cukk. The plurality rule for U>e eleotion of a clerk, after tbree ballots, was adopted. Oo the second 'rial. Sherman (rep.) received 69 rote*, a majority <.f all cast, and w*l declared elected. K rec< lution placing the remainder of tat Assembly tppointnen's in the hand* of the Speaker was adopted, Hnd the House adjourned till to morrow morning. The Work Beloro tbe Senate. THB DIVORCE BILL. Mr. KicHArDtoVe b'li concerning divorces, provides:? thf.t divorcee may be granted when tbe husband shnll wllfaliv, and without just reuse, abandon the wi'e, or the * il? the husband, for the spaoe of three yean. For crnel and tnhi rnun treatment of the wife, s? as to impair >ier lieal'h or endsrgvr her li'e. When either shall tiave Is-come, and cnntltua for ti* years, a lunatic But la ?hose eases the marrlsge must fcavo "?een solemnized, tin 1 rlie parties ctve resided at the time of marriage in this S ate. The court may deny a dirorce vh?n the rani e tor It shall appear to have cccuned by procure ment, rr with tbe connivance of the plain 'iff; when for uivt-nesx ban been extended to the cffeudlng party: when five years have tzpiied since the cause of actioe oo cur red. investment of funds or insurance companies. Mr. tROORB' bill relating to insurance companies ao n ends the law pasted April 10, 1649, as to make the eieh'h etctinn thereof read as follows:? It i-ball be lawful for any comptny organized under H i* set, to invest tta caoltal tn the funds accumulated ) its busmen-, or sny part thereof, in b.mdii and murt ffge e on unencturbeied real esUte wi'hing the State of ?>? York worth 60 per oent more tht.n the sum loaued thereon : anc alao In any and all stocks or bonds of cither of 'lie incorporated cities of this Stat*, wl.ieh s*iall be at ..r mIh ve p?r at the time r.f the investment, and ti lend 'hs -sme or any part thereof on the security of such ???I ok? or bonds, or of bonis and mortgages as aforesaid, nndaise t.pon bottom y, and to change and re-Invest t r.f i sme an occasion maytrom time to time require; bet any surplus accumulation over and above the t'spital .-took nf sny tuch company. may be Invested in, or losntd oi? n 'he pledge o' the public sucks ot any one of fh? I'nl'ed Ma' en, or tbe strck, bends, or othwr evidence I der.t, of sny institution incorporated under thel<ws ? f this State except th?l- own stock; provided that the cm rent m*rket value of such corporate fio-k, bocds, ?r other < vt' enre of debt shall be, at the time of the loan ') ere' n, at least 10 per cent more than the sum loaoed tlerson. AMENDMENT Or THB NEW TOBK FIBKMEN'S ACT. Mr. fmcsR'B bill to amend the New York Fi emeu's ict. provides: ? 'I bat the C<mmI?sloners shall nominate, and the Com* n o? Council appoint, a clerk, at the salary of *800 a yesr. That it sbail be tbe dmy cf the Common Council to pass upon any decision m?de by the Comtmitiaioners wt'hln sixty days; and unless the Council conQ>m or re ifr baok eu(h dfcialim within that time. It ah 11 be dual iro sri'bout appeal. If a decision be referred back, and Is adhered to by the Commissioners, it shall be fintl un lefs oyemilod by m hree-touith vote of the Council with in thirty days thereafter. BOWERY R A VIVO a BANK REFORT. Amount received on depoeit for year $'i, 887,6^3 00 Nnniker of depositors 8'',74H ount. p'id depositors 92,082,663 84 Ao-'nm' of interest received during year. . . 261,802 49 Anioutu of interest paid '? " ... 837,73'J <6 Hate of per cent paid, 6 per cent on $600 and over, and ?>4 per cent on sums less than 9600. 1 Ri it t>? es f. r year 920 804 01 l?i h i r band January 1, 1866 724,6(10 00 .^tockQ on band *' ?' 2,327 .'Wl 90 l<< nrti- ? no mortgages " 2,668 400 00 /^Hrtf?te of deposits for year 6.368,677 18 No loans on any negotiable paper whatever have been made du Itg the year. Board or Cotmrllmen. Tbe B- ard of Conncllmen met lest evening in their chan bers In the City Hall, the President, B. F. Pinokney, in tbe chair. The minutes of the last meeting were read and spproved. the B- ard went into the third reading of Mils, which ook up the greater pert of the evening, but no Mile of importance came up that Lave not already been noticed in the Hiraid Tbe Board then resolved Itself into a Committee of the WLcle for the purpose of taking up the roport of *be Hi ante C< mmtitee upon the tax levies for the year I860. This rtpoi t was then read, snd tbe aggregate amount rejy rted bj the vmmittee for the levy of 1866 Is an In crease of 9i0l,9f4 74 over tbe amount recommended by tbe orlglrs I estimate of t'e Comptroller. The report wan adopted without &mendn<on\ and without debate.

Af'?r some further utlmportaxt business, the Board a< Jouned till Monday tvmlng next. Suretlor r oni (?General Team. Befon Hon. Jnges Boh worth and Woodruff. ANOTJ1IR ? OTION IN TB? FOKRK8T DIVORCE OAflR. Jan. 18 ? In 'h mcuitr of Catharine tf. foirett W. AH titri Fen > rt. ? Mothe motion was mace his day by Mr. O'Or or, Mrs. Forrest's oounsel, to amend some o'her portion of ihe exeeptlons which was opposed by Mr. Van tltiitii; sr d, stter some du-eusMon, the C mrt thought u i rStrsble to send the matter before Chie' Justice Oakley, - t< bi l alrtariy atother amendment in the same case l? li 1 1 h'm. Additional Inn Dm Harmuu The United States mail steamship Ca .a#bs, J. V. Bui lech, commander, arrived at ia^ifU /wmfcy ?oruinj, from New Orleans rla Earua, brUi^Mn from the Utter por' to tba 13th inataat. Tha Hi i ti*h brig Citron, tram HaUfiax Wand to Hsvski, waa loat on tba D?f Key a on tha tth Inataat. Her master and crew ware carried to Havana by a Key Vest wreck ar on tha 12th inatan*. Tha va*iai ia a total lose. There waa a rumor ia Havana that the American br% E. L. CottrelL, Cottrell, ft on Boaton for Haran, had goo* ashore to tha eastward of Sagua la Grande, but no particulars of the disaster had bean received. The ripanlih itMistt Mexico (formerly the United States) sailed for Sisal and Vera Ocuz on tha 13th. It is Mid tfat one of Santa Anna'* particular iiieoda went down ia her, to observe tha tb*e of political affair*. Ti e new* brought by tbe Britiah steamer Ctyde, a? to Mexican affairs, pretented a gloomy prospect tor tha com fort or quiet of the nation. Tha health of General Bailey, now at Caliaea, about twenty two miles frrm Ma --ansae, remains a boa*, the um? aa whan he arrived? not improved. Wile iiaohel ia aittl in Havana; her aisUrx have gone to Chailee'?n, and tha balance ot her troupe catted in the laat briUah steamer for Southampton, fcc. In Havax a tt ere ia nothing of particular interest. large ships And difficult j in getting freights, and are m.<slly leatlog for Gulf porta. About 12,000 boxes of the new sugar crop hare been received, and there remain* some i(N or 0,000 if the old, aim oat all in the hand* of specu OtJK .AiV ANA. OWMPOmWCI. BBMP Ha van a, Jan. 13, 1856. Leu of tht Spanuh Sumwur babel el Catolico ? StatcmrnU (f 1'ancnycrt ? Madame ttmAel's Movement*? 'lhctitri cal Npeculatumx? p-iviidmt Pierce's I Uttage in Cuba ? Hcmarkt on tit Attention* ? Hrfianatiom at to the Black Warrior Indanntiy ? Execution of an Aticuein. Tbe baVel el Catolico, although ranking aa one of the finest steamer* in the Spanish -navy, la generally usder atocd tu have been the private property of the Queen Mother Christina. The wreck of the I label al Catolico is om of the moat groaa instance* of negligence on record. One ot her passengers Mated in my presence, a day or two since, that haa ahe not touched the ground on tha tongue of land where abe did, and had continued her then oouine, her bowsprit moat eventually have gone into the market place at Kuevitas. '?fc.h? went aahore," aald another passenger, "about a mi e Iroui the beach, where we were all landed in the ahip'a boat*, with -or baggage, and there kept twenty-four hours without food or water. Our baggage waa twine set Uie to, and a considerable portion of it pluudered by the ere a of a small elrop that waa cruising in the viciatty; whilst, when we got on board the Falayo (the steamer ttat broogbt the mails and passengers to thia port), we a ere made to pay 980 each for our passage from N'uevitai ? the officer commanding the Iiabel el Oatolioo rc'usiog to defray that ez|>enae. although w* had paid our pas sage to Havana. " lire steamship >cith Star, Captain Wamack, which mailed hence for Aew Orleans cn the miming of the 9Jt instant, returned to thl* poit after ahe had got at leart twebtj n iles fit-m the Mo ro Castle, a white man n*m*d Carre r a ard a negro having teen found sec re '<*1 on board. Carrera at flr?-t claimed the negro as hi 4 proper ty, but wben be found tha sbtp waa at audio# oaok for the laid he ieuied auch oeing thecal. The negro had a paw in his poaa.iaion, but neither he nor the wnit ? mac bad a psa.-port to leuve 'he Island. The messsge of tbe President, received here per Isabel, via I'liariOMon, caused an excitement whlca I cannot easily describe. The Creole* were wond*rrullr elated at tbe observations relative to Kngiaal and to Spain, whlut the Spaniards were most terribly down in ta* mouth upon the same observations. 1 was in a atote kept by an'Andaiurian,a tew days after the reseipt of the mes sage. and ireihea'd a convtrsatloa between a T?ung Creole at d the prcprleti.r of the store. The Creole wa' ex plain! ' g tte oharacter ot tha message of the President to Congress, of which tha Andatusian was apparently totally Ignorant; and after tbe wicktd Creole, apparen t/ to teaze tbe Ancslusiau, translated into Spanish tbe otwervatiors rela'irg to Spain and the United States. The (statement that toe Black Warrior oatrage had been paid for by Spain txdted the ire of tho Aadalu tun. and he gave tent to it by the utterance of various expletives, anlch I will not coDy my page by repeating. As tie Creole prooeedel the Andaluaian beeaajo tainy mad, and said, *'By the bones of my father, though I am M>t a fgh'tac nan, yat if they would rake tea thounanl men be?e In Coh?. and place them nader the c >m wt' 4 ot l*)im or laleern, i myself would join, and ire con! d iiivide ' Jot Eth ttd'it Vvvtor ' and teach those ' Am*ii catiCt ' ct-mmon civility," ke. I had completed my pur chare, a pair of gloves, and hurrying out, as I got into ?he street could not avoldaloud guffaw at 'he Spaniard's irate nature. Ycuwll find in jour fll? of the Diari ode la Marina certaiu obee> vatiur.n lelatire to the rres-age. I the noiili of the Prrnta The diimhip1 read to the Scl ate by the President, Mr. lierre en the Slat December last, to that part whlc^i t p> aim a en nit the relations between the United States and Spa;n, la ?r-nceived in teiva of mete friendly intellige nce tbsn in the previous ywars. The solatoo whica oar govei i men' ban givtu te the pending difficulty c >uld not lead bat to infuse the conviction of t&e good faith which always serves aa a guide to all our diplomat Is relations with other iiatiotm. In no que it Ion, neverthele**, has been shows to a greater extent the quality so worthy of our ?' hidalgo " (coble character), than In the on* re Ming to the deteutlon o I the Bluclt Warrior. Some per -o * bought that the paying by thi government the damages occasit ned to the steamer and to some Ameri can citivna >y the comteqn?Loea occasioned by the exesi hive zeal of M-me of the Custom House oflice-s M'-n em pii yed, might, in acme way or other, affect the ni'im'il canity, tkiue papers in Madrid and i? tho Cnited ->t.? e? manifested the same fear#, and they were v?ry anxious tor a clear explanation, which might place to the knowledge of every one the teal truth of what has b*en done in the a' r?li. Ifca Oarttn dt Madrid, Impr.vtng the 6r*t oppor tuai'y, lias Justified, in a re/y clear and interesting u.nnner, the conduct observed by the micUtry in this delicate affair, as fellow?: ? "AJthougbfthe questiou of the Black Warrior would have Veen reduotd at last to the simple inquiry of a <<e?-d, whether tie cap'ain of the steamer was or was not itady to rectify tie mam feat within the term of twelve hours. which the regulatloiis granted to him, even yet 'he gwfri>ment bad many reason." of justice to resolve the qnekiicn in the way that It bus. as there is a report and document p'eeeoted by the Havana officers, giving intorma* U n on the matter, and from them we cm tutor that twelie hours had not passed by from the arriva'. of ti e Black Warrior at tho pott when nhe was ernb trg >ed. B' t it is net this alone that proves that the officers in Tin vara behaved very unreasonably in their proceedings *i h the Black Wan tor. The-e is another, alao, that the g *?nment has considered very c*rehilly and slowly In u s lvlng the affair, and it has been done In such a way ?s ?o give sll tlear reason to the government, the Black Warrior, ?s a trull steau.nr. used to 11 ale her trips periodically and tratsienMy through II a tana, and bad already roat'e more than twenty trips with g<*d Isith and friencly harmony with the Custom H< nee ( fficera. alwars writing in the manifest a line thit i-sld if luttre (in ballast), instead r,f clearly mentioning the number of fcaies of c it ton that she was carrying in )er trsmit. This custom bad been established far the quicker deepach of the steamer, or some other reason of no c< nsequenoe, but It had already become a custom, there w*f not in the leatt a shtdow of concealment or bad faith in this, lor at the coming ont of the Black War tior, her carp) and tailing were amounted In the public papers, so that the Havana r (Brers, who had most un doubtedly (oM wring in this affair, as they failed in tt elr ob ivaUor.s of performing, and mating others per form, In a very strict way, their dutT, aid as they did it, bedevil g they could not do any injury to any persoi. aut merely strictly performing their own doty, so that sil ot a sudden, what had hitherto been performed with toleraiice and gooo fsttn became, without any partlcultir | reason, a Tety strict and whIous obsenauoe of their own ovulations. The Black Warrior is detained, and thus gave origin to the i refent dlssgreenble atfalr. la 'hin way rur Cabinet, very far from having proceed ed li. a weak way. which was at the beginning attributed t?h?r, has acted in another way, as nothiog extlts so mi ch the good nane of a nation as the loyal proceedings In ali her affairs. Ti e eternal principles of Justice ought to be its guide in al> its acts; and here Is the rule under which the pre sent affair Is to be examined. Not only does Mr. F'e ce show himself very much s? ?l?tted wtth the actual march which Sput'sh te.atl ins bear wtth the feieral govern ent, bnt he indulgw great nope* that for the future the liuks between the two ni Mouf wi'l be more clo?ely cenented, avoiding the repeti <i< n < f the difficulties with Ouba. Things being in tills ?ny. as we ought to hope, the day wl 1 uot be distant in ?hi?h favorable treaties, just aa inuch for oar commerce as fir that country, will be concluded. This treaty ? hoti Id bear s. me modification in the dutiei on th? im portation of somo articles that require them. The i email. der of the article refers to Mr. l'ierre Soule ?nd Mr. Vnry. in which the firmer la blamed and (tie la<te? "ei. pattered with praise, and which 1 will not translate Vou renembor the assassinations at Ouatao, a few metths since. The I- of the af??s?ins? hs who at temp'ed suicide in li- j -il ? was garroted on the m'wn irg of the ICth. lie Hec-iided the snaff.ild with a firm s'ep, and then said: ? "Gentlemen, I trust you will all for give n.e a- I havo forgiven every body, as will be seen by be cobteseion I have made to tbe Bishop." Thweatiog himielt in the chair, in an ln<tant ef time he had <wa*ed t'. exist Be had re nted to confess to the ordinary pilet-t, and at hia requ??t his holloa* tbe bishop attend ed the eh* pel at tbe royal Jail, to revive the oonfeieion <f t.h,6 great or luilnal. Hacbei has charged her mind, and rtlll retnaltm in this ity. Kbe had er gaffed her passage on board tbe BritUh mail steamer, arm it wa t anftrntgd, therefore, that she ?olid jo how> ver, with tva ucklenens of hsr sex, she fi.?f?ited the haif-pa.osagt money, anil is now 'he gue?t of -enor O'Fsrrrll, ofthis city. Ail the other nvrabne of 'he l'renrh cor paty, 1 believe, have taken their depirt nre for Europe, aa nave alsn Mem,i*nrs Felix, i*r* ri filt, Kathel alone remaining, with liar maid. Tbe large num ber of the Mojntpby or Haoh*l, aud the trannlaWon of bar plays (the authmlxed edition pubMabfel by Davit* Corbyn, of your cttj), k?" bam purohaaed by ? men latlra bookaaller of this ef?7, who retail* the bit <rr*phy i at twMtj lM otuts, and the play* at tea centa ev.ch. He h?i w* beeoaue tlx pvrdMMr of aeveral of the French ?totMttM of Bachel and he will, ao doubt, make a haad mm prcit oat of his apeculelk-n. B. kabebvb. HiTiii, Jakvauy 'A?l? n|w a brisk demand hu prevailed coring the present weak, and the receipts hare not Men aufiHent to ?atl*fy the w*nta of buyers, espe eitllj thoee in aeareh of aupertor and Jiorftc kinds, whish are eagt-rly enquired after foi Spain, bom whence vary iaverablc account* hare come to hand, and this will, bo doubt, tend to a in* tain nor present high price*. Tor the Neith of Europe and the United Stales the competition of purchasera, though not large, ha* increased aince our lajt. and tbe faulted wwBia ara not adequate to it, they being di* pr*ed of aa fcst aa they appear, sales generally including later arrirtls duxitg the preaant and next month. Thus far moat alt sugar* of middling and low giant* hare proved to be of poor quality, owing chiefly to the damp and warm weather experienced of lata. Pricti have become more Mttled, and operation* now establish the following firm quotations, viz:? Whiten, infwticr to Aoreta, 11 X to 18K ra, 38*. 3d.a3?a.?l.; YtUwwa, do , to 11)$ t*., 27a. M. a 32a. "d.: Brown* ?. a, N. 11-12 IX to ( ra., 20a M. a 27i. 2d.; Cucuiuchos, N. 8-10 8 to 8X ra.. 24*. 9d. a 2(t lid.; Stg. per cwt. f. o. b. at 8 per oent premium of exchange. Our dry good* market I" ?tlU but little uiatuii. Several cargoes from Hatn bu- g end Bremen hare lately arrived, which contained rather large lots of white linen PUtUlaa and linen LUta t!oet\ of wnieh the gtea?er part sold, the former at from ak at 88 80 to M, and the Utter at M M par piex. Oar man PlatMas cf finer qualities than $8 are of difficult *ale. Ther<- ate also arrived aa exsosiv* shipment of Corman white osaslmigs (ram Bremen, wnieh It will be difficult to eall at about lk rial vara, the best Hoitch felling but clowly at 1 Hal vara. Bluestriped German, it is seld, sold at IK rial vara. All Swiss muslins sail witt much difficulty, and mostly at losing prtoes. Mo lasses is coming in very tlowly. Of elayei, last sales here were a* "Jf to 7J? rials per keg of &X gallons. Honey? Laat sales at 3J? to 3J? rial < per gallon. Cod Bah? The supply is large. Several lots of American bate bave b?n retailed at S3 to *S 28. The biig Ageuorla's cargo from Halifax has btaa bought up on epeju latiou, on tiNiM not made publio. Hour ? We no tice tales of the cargo of the brig Vlagero, 1,680 bbls . by retail, at tU 25, one to #Ve months, and 400 bbl*. if the brig Aguiia at 914 88. Several car gora continue still unsold Haas* -The sales this week include 40 bbls. f'om New Orleans, at 816; there re Ecair.iig on hand some M bbls. of this class unsold. Lard ? We cotioe a considerable decline ia price*. Lutn Iht ? No late antral* of white pine board*. A lot of ll?ih beard* and planks sold at 830 aid a small lot at 8*24. Nothing doing in pitch pfoe luatov; last sales tri m 824 to 827, acrordirg to quality a?a dimensions. Sugar box shooks extremely dull, and sale* made by imaK lots, for newat 81, and 4){ to 5>J reals for oki, without dtmacd. Ilhd ?hook*, of both kinds, verydull: a lot or 600 moiastcx, per N. W. Rrtitge, city mads, sold at ?0 X real*. kmpty binds. abundant Tn store; la?t sties at 88 76. Hoop*, H. I., continue aa last quoted. Freight* ? ltuhioesn has been pretty briik during the week. Quite a number of engagement have taken pl'ice. Large American sugar ships ere continuing to leave iu baUaxt trom want of buslneas. The charter* ot the week include an Ameilcan ship to load timber on the wast for London, at ?4 17a. Cd. Police Intelligence. A NK W BANK COON T KB F KIT ? ABHE8TS FOB TABBING THE BILLS. On Thutrfay light , the Fifteenth ward polio* received information that a gang of counterfeiters wore trarelliisg , through tie waid pawing off ?10 counterfeit bills on the Agncul'ural Bank, of H'.lsfleJd, Maes. Policemen Smith, Campbell and Mansfield were Immediately des j ktchrd in search r.f the offenders, and about 11 ovclojk tbey ctme acruM four of them. *h3 weie regaling them helves at the eating saloon of ex-CounoU?en Reed. In the BeVnv near Bayafd atree-- Trie ftrnr were Imme diately ' arreattd and taken to the statl:mhouse, vheie, on eeelng them, several of the .nd eottiderabU stiver chnngeandm*ny good ^ we 1 a* a variety of article* which they had ^fcUased, in older tob.v* the spuiloua in their pt*#e*eion. fhey gave their ae <JaiM|i C<>) well, Jacob Tan 8one Tho?. Acklt? *ad Ail of them arc b ?a'.men, and have been em %% MTS OB ml Hnon after their ?"?*??; lal persona ?t>0 h?d by,. f?,0 ^ * the police Nation and Wen ?lB?d them )Dir?be prleon.is were taken to Urn .Jefferson Market polio* O Ult, and locked up ror examination. welt ic a new one, ei d is so well ^ executed, that ^ good judge* of moiey woi id be liable to be deceived by It. THE GREAT COSFOTKCI MAN. The exsminatl n cf IV i. J atria Greer, charged with hav ing obtained various amounts ol money* from parties In this city, by mean* ot false pretence* and fraudulent rep reflation*, we. en' to wad jeeterday betoxe Juetlce Hrennan at the E *?* Market I'olloe Court. A few more com p' tints w< re made *g?lnst the ac?med. which go star ars&s t? tke tait <f the Methodist preacher ou cpeOTt^OC^ ?ii i\ kid acted ihe part to inch perfection, that the rider'* ol several church*- and Ui.im mbers ?ftbe6?J'_ situation were cumpVtel) deceived at to hi? real chatac ?er srd were accordingly a ? todied t. t-e 'u^ - imtU ?n.i teautiful manner, fcearch wBrraaia *"***"?*?} tor the .eeoreiy of the goods tl?u.t t>\ Greer, who patronised the lorn offices to ??"" ??? t le ex -ei t*and was eventual, t.appeo and caught by the proprie'oi of ono of the vtry |?1*C6?. COWABPLY ABBAULT CPON A MAN AND WOMAN. About 9 o'closk an Thursday night a party of drunken rowdies entered the lsget bier saloon of W. H. Hociberg, No. 126 Clinton street, and without lia'lcg received any infciiU or orovacatlon, ermine teed an todi "eliminate as, "aul ?pOTb..w.I the oUre, ?.riouslr lojaitog the prop, ietor end his wBe Ae rassal* tod ttom ; *e hotiJe m the ,olt-e cmtog up , ??j ?? < * ???? exception of one, escaped T e piivn? , ob oewg ? behi-e 'usiice Brennan, g*ve his name us Charle Bur Beld. He was committed for MaminaUon. DHORACllUL ATTACK UPON A POOB B0\. On Thursday night, ?s a Mule boy named Jahn McGiath, was peddling lozenges aid eandlei In the bar roc in i f Tammany Hotel, cue of the employes of the .LuMUhmnn' for some reason or other, aiuanltcd and ktctc!lhlm"ut of the apartment The l^boy-a. taken to New Yotk Hoepttal ?>? the Vourth ward po ice, wteie li w*s dl- covered that thiee of his ribs red been broken. No arie-t has yet been n ade. al'hough the oc crnecce wa? witne?eed by several persons. alleued biveb thieves. Otto Van Vaulkenbuigh, Ed C^?k. William Grain and George Dizter, all boatmen, were ai res -ed on charge ol breaking Into a clothing store, No. 8 South stie?t, and ytealtrff some valuable property therefrom, with which, HlValfegXthey decam%c. and putting the same liwt tait endeavored U escape, but were lai.n into cos ody by ofceer Murphy and otherr, ot the First war.l police. Wllllamabnrg lnUUlgenM. Anon to M(^t fob a Dtvobci ?A movement 1< a v>nt btlrg set on foot in the late el'y of VUttMutaif f* the leiral rf the act by which Brooklyn. Williamsburg and tae town of Bushwlck were united into one ctty. It was supposed that by consolidating the seve?l pUee. intocne government, and und?r one set af offlcsrs.^Bs nofBMi and taxes would te materially reduce! Con expectation, the exposes are quite ? ffi, cwlng ? tocr,..e or .aunos k... t?e taxes have g<ne up ^ unt' nf tt.e much higher tnan ever be ? re d expe Pnstern iUtrlct now begin o harn by s?i P rlcnce that they ?? not only h? faiiBn toe In respect to taxation, b ^ f aa|tjMwd to i eff, pjopertj hi. <\< ' to travel several a (reat Icioi time by bei g ^ tbU movement Jus to tran. act ^ pub'.n buji. .o?b of the most for a divorce has been j* f holders In WillUms tXt*nMT^^hwlek 1'uhllcnMgs are to be held, an tbe^DBUerl* to be "brought before the legl.laturs at an Bbodubb. ?James r. Crulckshaok. of Hose c" rT No. 2, Eastern dlst let. has been e'eated Aa t Pnslreer of the Eire Department, to fill Jie vb f rST-Si kmrt, firtic?. M?rto ????> """> ?"! n?ham av?ue. The parties war* 4W.rh.rgea, a It be shown they were oogoliant o' the fact that ? nnm'-er of thei?? bills hare been f n^ed recently In the F^ein district, no doubt, by a gang lealdlng ob the ncrth side. Jersey City Hews. CFARTWCoMMtrnnt.-'Ihe Committee on Amendments to the Jersey City Char'er appointed by authority of a recent resolution ot the Common Council, is composed as fC^tw!mei?.? Flret ward, Aldermen Thompson and Grif nth Seocnd ward, Wllrcn and llrwln; Tbl.d ward. Hill I'ttiii#?- Fourth ward, 1-appelyea and HolTman. A* -,'z i&iiZtfvrEZ, - ?? ? Peocnd ward George W E<lPe and Hugh McOorab, Third ItT.D Gilchrist BBd W l'earsall ; Fourth -ard, a WMfott ai.d H. M Tra^hageu. Thla w-mmlitee will probably be called Ugether next V pt>NATioN to xitB I'oob.? Yesterday Mr. J. M. Mar?e'les devoted the proceed- of his Hege lines for? the b-ned^ of .v ? ( tKo coun' v Tht- pr >cee t? of his Jersey Clt ? aiW'gen l'.ne and the Hob , hen and Hudson Uoe will I Jfford about ?1? for benerolent purpoeee. WEBSTER BANQUET III BOSTOV. Annirer?ary of the Birthdaj of tho Great Expounder. SPEECH OF TIE EOS. tSWHD EfElETT, Iriklc to tk? icMrf of tke MaM mmi klihr, Ac-, Ac., ?pedal DripaUh te the Rnr T?rk B?nU? BtWoe, Jaa. M, 1966. Thin ii the ann>rci? ry of the birth -day of DuW 1W* ?Ur. There U a grand banquet at the Sever* Home thl* erenirgfia honor of the event?in honor tt tbecemlag tal to the world of a scholar, a philosopher, a farmer aa* m statesman. The Bom. Edward HVeratt preside*, Mid wfc? else ll more proper to preside on such ib occasion f Among the guests present 1 notice the Han. Rafa* Cboete, Hon. George Jwhrnun, Bon. (ieorge 8. Tffllae* and Hon. Mr. Hitiiard, ef Alabama, *e., te. I send you Everett's efcgaot tribute to the aenMf ?T Webafe-r. 1 am indebted to tte Qmrier of this dtjf for ? copy of it. IDWAItn BTMBBfT B IFBCE Gkntlhtkk ? 1 rise ia pursuance of the object which haa brought si together at thin time; the oaJy object, cer tainly, which, after long retirement from seeacs of pub lic fenthity, would have induced ase to occupy the chalrlm wbich you have placed me tkh evening . We have a aaeae bled on thU, the anniversary of hie birthday, to pay anaf f d ion ate tribute to oxe of the greatest, ami wisest, aad purest of the patriot*, statesmen and cKlaeas of America. Still, my ft iendx, I do not rite to pronounce the eul?gy a* Caniel Webeter. That work ha* already been performed in a'moat every part of tbe oountry, and a greet* number of the dWtinguiahed writers and speaker i of the Utited Statee than have ia any former instance, witfc tbe single exception of Washington, paid thu last office of re# pect to departed worth. It has In many caeca beeo J one ?i1h extraordinary ability; among others, aepa cialiy, by gentlemen who favor aa with their preaeaoeca this occasion, whoee performance*, besides doing neMe justice to their great theme, will take a permanent place in the literature cf the coantry. Ia their prereace I rise for no anch presumptuous pnrpcisu bArt this ccmpany I rise for no such aupertluoua at tempt, ai> that of pronouncing a foimal eulogy oa the public character and aarvtoea of the great man to wfccea precious memory wc consecrate tbe evening. Oa the contrail, gentlemen, on thla eocaaloa, ia this circle a* fiiends. most of whom, with greater or leea degrees of la tin acy, were individually known to Mm and had culti vated kiirtly personal relations with hiai I wish ra'ber to ?ay a few worda of the man. Let us to night leave his great fame to the country's, to the word's care. It need* not our poor atteitatfon; It haa passed into the hls'c^ of the 1'x.lted ? tates, wbera it wlil last and bloom forever. The freshly remembered ptesenoe of the great jurirt, la visible to tbe eye of aeose, atill abilea in our tri")ima?a} the vi, ice of the matchless orator yet echoes from the arok ea of F aneui! Halt If ever It ia given to the, afirtt> of tbe departed to teviilt tbe aphaic of their activity aai useftiJntr s on earth, who can doubt that the shade c? Webster return* wtth anxiety to that Ssnate which a> cf ten bung eith admiration upon hia lips, andwalicabr night an unseen guardian along the ramparts of tbe Capi tol? Of what he was, end what he did, and how he spoke, end wrote, and counselled, and persuaded, and oca trolled, and arajed, in all these great public ca pacities, hia printed works contain the prenf and the ea tmplificatlou; recent recollection preserves the memory; snd eulogy, verm and emphatic, but not exaggerated, baa set forth the marvellous record. If all else which in vsriovs parts of the country has been spoken an* written ofbim should be torgotten, (and there is mush, very much, that wLlbe permanently remembered,) the euUgy o! Mr. Hills rd. pronounced at the request of the tity of Beaton, and the discourse of Mr. Choata deli vera* at fartmouth College? ahose great sufficiency of fame K ia to have nurtured two such pupils ? have unfolded the Intellectual, professional and public charaster of DaniA Webster, with an sentences of analysis, a wealth of iilaa tratkn and a splendor ot dicUon, which will convey te ali comir g time an adequate and vivid conception of the great or'ginaL Ah, my friends, how little they knew ofbim, wbo kiew him only as a public ma a; hew little they knew even of his personal appearance, who i srsr taw h'a counVnauce, except when dark ened ?i turtle shadows of his sometimes saddene* brow, or clothed with the terrors of his deep fla-'hug eye 1 These at times gave a severity to Wa aspect, which added not a little to the desolating force of bLi invective and the wltherirg power of his Bare seas, ?Vn crtrpelltd to put on tha panoply of forenaic or liame&tary war. But no one really knew even his per sonal appearance, who was not ftmiliar with hl? rvHsait glance, bis sweet expression, hla Warning smie, lighting up tbe circle of those whom he loved and Wasted and ha wh se sympathy he confided. Were I to fix upon asg oie tratt as the prominent trait of his personal cbaxao ter.it would be bl< social dUposltion, bU loving heart. If there tver waa a perse n who frit all the meaning of tfce divine uturan<e. " It is not good for man to be alone," It was be. ^ ot withstanding tbe vaat reacuroea of hia cwa mind, and the materials for eelf c >mmunl?n laid ?p In tbe store- bout e ot such an Intellect, few men whom I have known have been so little addicted to solitary and meditative introapec it-n; to few have sccial Intorwucee, sjnpathv and communim with kladied or friendly spuits been so gratetul, and even necessary Unlaae actuallj occupied with bu pen or his books, and ccerced Into the sclltune cf hi* study tor some spedfte employment, he shunted to be alone. He preferred cie thltcn to solitary composition, especially In the Utter j ait i f his ll'e anl be much liked, on the ?ve of a gre*t tflotf. it It had beet In his po-er to reduce the W?o< his argument to writing, 'o g > ever them with a titene. Aithi ueh It 1M not uy purp >?e, as I hive ?*id on thla occasion to dwell on p-Utical topics. 1 m?y in iliuawa tion ot this la>t teirark, ob?eive that It was my russ at his request, to pa?s a nart cf the eveoiog of the 26ih of ,'annary, 18^0. with nlm; aiid he went o?a* to DA from a very concise brief the main topics of t>e M.eech repaud fcr tbe tolfoejng day-toe MMod sLeech on Foote's res lutlon. which he accounWd the a>eaier of his par ismentary efforts, lntxnse i aatimpar fioTr n^d not i call d j on, a-aluil that effort b^hat Washirigton and tbniugho.it ins .country. * pre'^ ?* I n.lcaole personal attaca was to be jepelicd. New haglaaA wsd to be vindicated against elaborate disperagemastt and moie than all, the true theory of the c >u*Htutloa, aa 1 tret< 'ur e getersLy understood was to b? main aloe* saslnst a iew la'erpretation, devised by perhaps tbe hcutest Irgt tan la tbe country ; asserted with equal cae Gdence ana fervor and menacing a revolution in meguv ernnent. Never had a public speaker a harder tae* w i*jf..im; a no except on ?he Uat great topic, which ?a doubUclv waa familiar to his habitual coutempla !?*?, bis op vort unity for preparation had h?*n most L*ooa siderat'le, fcr the argument ot ols acoompUsbea o^poaen* bee been concluded out the day before the reply waa to be n I Bit bour *r* lbs .xenlng before tbl* grtat effcrt Tae par's o' Ms speech, and those In walch 'he per*onaU?lM T bis sn'sgoniet were retorted, were hardly tndi a ed ia | his i>r? pare- bitet So c?lm and unlmpaaaional washe. so t-ntirely at ease and free fn>m that nsrvuoi exel tens oat ?blcb is almost unavt.idanle bo d?u the momen i which U to put the whole man to the proof, tbit I mi tempted, absurdly enough, to chink him not cufflaieatly inn 1 f the magnitude ot the oooat>loa. I Tnutured era to 1> timata to him that what be vu to fay the next day wruid, in a fortnight'* time, to read by every grown men ti the oountiy. But I toon peoelvert that hi? oa Iss ue** was the repose of conscious power. Hie nettle had Men fought and won wl' hin upon tie ?road field ot 1U on capacious mind; for It waa Mr. Webs'ar's basit flr? t to ?ta 'a to himself his opponent'* argument in ij ntaoat strer.gth. Hence, it cam* to pt*e. that he waa Mm takm by Mirpiise by any torn of the dlaaaa?lon. Be nin es , the moment and (be occasion ?ere too taportaat for trepidation. A rargeon might aa well to narvooa who la going to out within a hair'* bread'h of a great artery Ha waa not only at fane, but sportive and fall ?f anecdote ; and, a* be told the Senate playfully the next day. be f iept soundly tfcat night on the formic able aa aeult of bis accomplished adversary. 80 the great Oooda slept on the ere of tbe battle of Rocrol ; so AlnuMr tl e Great slept on the eve of the battle of ArbeU ; sod so they awoke to deeds of Immortal tame. As I saw hin in ti e ereuing, (If I may borrow an il.ustratlon from hi* ravoiitM amusement,) ne was as unconcerned, and as (Ha of spirit, as some here present have often ssan him, whUa flrailrg in bis Bahl&gboat along a baiv shore, gonUy rcckirg en the tranquil tide, drorpUg hU Una hare and Here, wib the varyf. g fortune d the sport Tha next roori lug he Wis Ilka s< me mighty Ailmira , dark and tat rlb'e. cas Ingtta long shadow of bis frowning tiers far ova* tbe sea, that seemed to sink beneath him: onion and nan dsnt streaming from the topmast hands and toatini down likes ten- pest uiki bU antagonist, with ail hte csnrss attained to the wind and all bis thunders roaring fron- bis hroadrides. Do not wondar, my friaada, that 1 employ those military Illustrations. 1 do ao partly be cause, to tha hr Aginations of most men, tbey emmet the liveliest conception* </( antagonistic energy aad