Newspaper of The New York Herald, 11 Nisan 1856, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 11 Nisan 1856 Page 4
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!NEW YORK HERALD. Illll eOftDOR rlOPRlKToB 1KB EDITOR. Bmci w. OORM1B OP NAM AO AND FVRTeN WB _ ___ .a*. 101 fol?me 111 inrgumW THIS IflBl*? r?BOADWAT THEATRE. Broadway lW" ?? A Lotrr VPb^nor Aarhar. IDLO>8 OAR?EN. Broadway JRARHRTTH ARB J mil. I. or ?Tmuho?dkB?? II ?WIRT THBATTH. Bowary?Ausia D? Vim -Richard U^LlXk-Dl-M CJ.MA OF OHDWA-NWHJLAR UKRun. ?ORTWN'S THEATRE. CWIlTR RWA-Ta?b That a?u. awat?KoaTOHie-TRAV IIH Bart. WALLAt'KI THEATRE, Broadway?Lohdoh Asborarcb ?Dead 61101. ___________ JUAORA E ERNE'S TAJUETIBE, Broadway Camiua ?etrati. HCaDTAI TaAXETIKH, *71 *7? Mui-WAmuM Mibbtkil Bt m rtninu Oomrm i ?* WOOIVR EIHHTHFXR. m BfoaAwrj?*?"?<>riAR Pre " uro'b DHRaM. HOPE GHAPKL, Broadway?Hiawatha to rr Bead rt Idas Ewrihit. AWH ill Fl'M IM Broadway? DlHOmO, SORirfTEAL, ?? ? -kj^ (jEO('KAi'H)CRL, CHAT )fUCAL KlHlfllTlOR. ?fFIRB HALL, fl96 Broadwaj?Tooa or #TR0F??8i??i fifOFOL. l?W YwrB, PrldRf, April 11, 1800. maiia for Europe. KBIT TORE HERALD?EDITION FOR EUROPE. IBs tibUins RR*il Btaamahip Atlantic, Capt. EMridgo, wBl Irrtr rhia port to morrow, st noon, tor Uverjxxc. ?r Eo/opean mails will elose is this eity at half past M a>alock to-morrow mornitg. IBs (printed in EngUah and Fraaah) will ho pdUbted at ton o'clock In the morning. Single copies, la wrap cere, sixpence. ?aheeitptions and advertisements for any edition of the ?aw "Yorh Herald will be received at the fallowing plaoee to Harope ? Iabewn?Am. ft European Express Co., 17 and 18 OornhiU. firT co, do. 8 Piaoo de la Bourne. l**Ftx)L? do. dc. 7 Romford street, Hunter, 12 Hxchpnge street, E*st. The cootents of the Europealli edition of the Hrrald Win embrace the news received by mail and relewraph at IBs office during ibe previous week, and to ths hour of pakllsRttcn. A'lsc Scwi. Tbe steamship Washington, from Southampton Jtth ultimo, for New York, and the Cambria, from Liverpool 2'Jth ultimo, lor Halifax, are now fully 4oe, and their arrival may be looked for at any mo Bent. Tire first named brings four days and the lat ter one week's later advices from Europe. The North river is open. The steamer P. G. Coffin, from Hudson, reached Albany at an early hour yes terday morning. Her captain reports that he en countered no ice on the passage. The Coffin was followed by the South America, which left this city Wednesday evening, with freight and passengers, reaching Albany about eleven o'clock next day. There was no obstruction of a serious nature below Hudson. Navigation is now fairly open, and we say look for an augmentation to our already exten sive spring trade. In the United States Senate yesterdiy the de bate on the motion to print the memorial of the members of the free State Legislature of Kansas was resumed. The discuseion was participated in by Messrs. Hamlin, nale and Seward, in the affirma tive, Messrs. Mason, Butler,Douglas, Yulee, Bayard, Pugb, Crittenden, Benjamin, Rusk and Stuart baking the negative side of the question. General Cass, although in favor of the mo tion, disclaimed any sympathy with the senti ments set forth in the memorial. After a gene oral discussion upon the merits of the Kansas con troversy, in the coarse of which the subject was re viewed from every conceivable point, the motion to refer the document to the Committee on Territo ries prevailed by a vote of thirty-two to three, Messrs. Hamlin, Seward and Sumner voting against the reference, thus putting an extinguisher upon the hopes of the Topeka schemers. At this stage of the proceedings a question was raised as to the gen uineness of the memorial, and upon inquiry it was found to ne a spurious production. 'A hereupon the vote to refer was reconsidered, and Gen. Case re turned the document to Col. Line, of Kansas, from whom he had received it. In the House the report of the Committee on Elections, declaring P. lb Fouke not duly elected from the Tenlh Congres sional district of Illinois, and confirming the ale ? tion of Samuel S. Marshall, the sitting meml r from the Ninth district of Illinois, was adopted. The Senate's amendments to the Deficiency bill were then taken op, and discussed until the adjourn ment. Our coirespondeut in St. Domingo City, wiiting en 16th or March, confirm! the reports which had previously reached us from other sources, of the im mense losses sustained by the Uaytien army in the battles of Santom.', CainbronaJ, and Sabana Larga, when on its march to invade the Dominicans. The intrepidity of the Dominican troops, their rapid movements, and excellent use of the musket and ?mall sword, enabled them to completely root Sou touqne's force, when he had General La t leur a id many thousands of his men killed General Santana had entered the capital at the head of his triumphant nrrny, amidst popular rejoicing and a TV Drum. The Dominican Senate was about to ratify a treaty of commerce and extradition with the Lnited Statea, identical with that of General Caznean. notwith standing the opposition of the representatives of France, Spain and England. Elsewhere we publish details of the news from Vera fraz to the 2tith u!\. relative to the reported surrender ui the Puebla revolutionists on the *22d to the government forces nnder Comonfort. The va rious accounts of the capitulation art confliotiug. but it was believed that a general pardon was granted to those who consented to recognize the authority of the government. The communication between Vera Cruz and the capital had bees ?opened. The anniversary dinner of the' [>rnmat?; Fund Association took place at the Metropolitan Hotel last evening. We give a full report of the sayings and doings in another column. Governor Clark has not a* yet -wued a nail for aa extra session of the le gislature. A narrow escape irom death was made at the oountry residence of (^.pt. Ezra N'ye n-ar Irving too, N. J., on Wednesday morning, as we le?ra f. wn Abe Newark Ailverti?tr The family had just re turned for the summer and diss were Kindled in the furnace for the first time, but an obdrnotios in the chimney diverted the noxious gases to the apart ment in which his two daughters had iHired. Mis Nye, fortunately rose unusually early in the morn inp and in attempting to mouse the yoong ladies, sbe became so alarmed at their sflenoe. that she pro cured the door to I*- for ed open, and found both in an inseasible oomiition. Medical ael was imme diately sent for, and me,, a while Oapt. Nye, aoons tomed to omptly applied restorative^ by which the patients wore icoaght back to oon aeioumess, and are now nea. ly, if not qnite, restored to health. The schooner Maiyland, recently seized in Hump Aon Roads for an alleged violation of the law of Virginia, has been sean bed. but no fugitive duves fbnnd on board, ( apt. Speight was to Vv folk on Monday evening; but as R was thought that the conrt there bad no jnn-diction In the case, he 4TM conveyed back to Hampton on Tuesday, to be ?vied. Meantime the vessel is held in custody until security can be given for the payment of the pead ty of five hundred dollars incurred by the captain in consequence of his refusal to have the schooner sear'bed. She belongs to persons in this city, and H is sabl her owners intend to tost the validity of the law. Tbe c ,ttoo maiket was ex ited yesterday, anj ?te WwosacMnns reached about 12,000 hales, about 9,on# of which were made in transitu, ba*d upon enddling uplands at 10,'c ; Florida and Mobile do. at about lO^c., and New Orleans da at 10Jc. a lie. The sales were the largest of any made in any ODe day the present season. Flour was dull, with out change of moment in prices. Wheat was scarce and firm, and prime lots wanted for milling. A lot of common Southern red sold at II 61. Corn was active and rather firmer. Sound mixed, yellow aud white, ranged from 62c. a 66c. a 66c. Rye sold at 96c. a 98c. Pork was active. The sales embraced 1,200 bbls. of mess at 116 25 a 116 37 j. Prime was at <16 50. Shoulders and hams sold to the extent of 200.000 lbs., at rates given in another column. Lard was active, at 91?. a 10c. Among the sales of ooflee were 2,000 mats of Java at 14*j. Rio was firm. Sugars were active, with sales of 1,700 hhds., chiefly Cuba muacovudo, with lots of Porto Rioo and New Orleans, at prices given under another head. Molaa-es was also active, with sales of about 1,000 bbls. New Orleans, with some hogshead of Cu ba and Porto Rioo, at full prioes. To Liverpool 38,000 bushels of grain were engaged at 5.Jd. a 5?d. a 6d. in bulk and bags, and 1,000 bbls. rosin at 2s. Cd. Oil to I^ndon was taken at30a. Rates toother ports were unchanged. fc.ei.eial Moving Way-Speculation In H JUOC Hento. The first of May is rapidly approaching, aud onr housekeepers are a ready engaged in preparing lor the social revolution which it always produces in New York. The revo lution this year will not, however, it we may judge from the number ot bills displayed be so wide spread as on former moving days Those who are in search of new houses woul.i do well to read the long list of advertisements under the head ot " Tenant's Register," which is published every morning in the Herald. In fact the system of advertising bouses has be come mere general since its advantages have been realized by landlords, and is often a saving of time and money for tenants. It might, however, be made still more so if those who advertise would state the rent, the num ber of rooms, the conveniences, and the hours at which the houses can be seen. In regard to rent, it is particularly essential that it should be stated, as that, after all, is the most impor tant consideration with those who are in search of dwellings. With many if Is the principal inducement to a change of residence, aud if they are obliged to pay more, they expect the advantage will still be on their side so far as the conveniences and accommodations are con cerned. The rents this year are exorbitantly high, notwithstanding the predictions which were made last year that they would be reduced at least twenty per oent. Houses that were let last May for four hundred dollars cannot now be had for less than four hundred and fifty and five hundred; but the rents of stores remain about the same, The practice of sub-letting is, to a great extent, the cause of much of the ex tortion to which a large portion of oar house keeping population have to submit, and those who occupy parts of houses are more aub j' ct to it than any other. Speculation in the renting of houses is as extensively' carried on as any other kind of specula tion. and is one of the worst frauds for which the law has no penalties. We have heard of numerous instances in which as much as one hundred and fifty dollars have been realized yearly by agents on a house, the annual rent of which, as received by the owner, does not exceed three hundred. But this is not all. There are hundreds of families who, by prac ticing the same system on a smaller scale, are enabled to live almost rent free. This is doae in the following manner:?One family rents a three story house for five hundred dollars, and after selecting the best part for their own use they let the remainder to one or two families for two-thirds, aud sometimes three-fourths the amount paid by themselves. In this way they make others pay their rent for them. Those who suffer most by this system are the mechanics and laborers. For two or three rooms they are obliged to pay more in prona tion than is paid by the occupants of sou, if the finest houses in the city. In the cati or large tenant houses this is particularly true Landlords, it is true, might do a great deil towards putting a stop to this system of spere lation, but in many instances they are the speculators. They are not always, however, the gainers, for it not unfreqnently happens flftt the tenants turn anti renters, and mov without giving them either the stipulated no tice or the rent. Thus, extortion on the one side is met with dishonesty on the other, and as long as the opportunity exists so long will they be practised. The Iiiish News.?A new Irish paper h* just started by Mr. Thomas I rancls Meagbe-,! some time a politioal exile in Australia, more recently a resident of the United States, and public lecturer. Mr. Meagher brings peou. *r qualifications to bear upon his new business. He poeoases literary and oratorical talent of a High order; and?without reference to his political career before be arrived in the United States?appears to h -tve more judgment and discretion than have usually been found in his politioal associates. lie enjoys already an externa, re popularity among the people of his ow i da | and is so favorably regarded by all parti* ? that no objection was made when, U. >tb f day, the courts admitted him to the bar o -fore his naturalization. Under these oircuBalances it is fair to expect that Mr. Meagher will pro duce a journal superior to the avera^ run of Irish papers. With the warnings he has before him?especially the pregnant example of John Mitchell, who ran through an unexampled p<v? larity in six mouths, ail for the want of a little common sense?Mr. Meagher ought not to fail. The number of the .Vow before as promise* pretty well. At the same time there are two points to which it is well that Mr. Meagher s attention should be drawn. The law of this land declares that no man shall exercise the smallest privilege of the citizen -the suffrage ?until be has been five years a resident; and further enact* that no man ah?l be competent to help make the laws till be has been Beven years a oitlzen. The spirit which prompted these restrictions still pervades the country; and yet we see foreign ers assume within a few weeks after their landing, not only to control the aleotions. but to make the laws and to see to their execution The ooueeqnenoe is cfovlous. Know Nothing ism was a political necessity. Again, out of all the various foreigner* stranded on oursiiores- Englishmen, Irishmen, Scotchmen. Frenchmen. Gorman*. Italian*. Spaniards, Poles, Ac.?one raoe, and one only, claims a duplicate existence, as Americans and as foreigners. Frenchmen, Englishmen, Ger mans are content with being one thing or tb? otbsr: TrielmFB se?>k to V both. Hure '.be fahe poeitiocsiu which they have been placed; hfcce the suspioiouM of disloyalty wb'ch have at times fallen upon ?'0em; hence no s-nall por tion of their tnibi^enoe, and m?nh of their in stability. It is v aolly impossible to beioog to two countries* Mr. Meagber will render his countrymen a signal service if he cac reach them this hstsop. How ih JrsncE Adminihterkd in New York ? ? Questions of no small importance are sug gested by the frequent use by the Governor of the State of the power of pardoning condemn ed criminals. It is not necessary to allude to particular oases, or even, for that matter, to particular Governors; the broad fact is plain enough that it is fast becoming rarer for even the wovst class of criminals to serve oat their time in prison, and that, inpractioe, a sentence of a court of justice almost invariably means less than it says. Men are sentenced to jail for murder, arson, rape, robbery, theft, riot, and all such offences; with infinite labor and at great expense a conviction is obtained against them; they go to jail, and society is purged if not avenged; but before the circum stances of their case have grown dim in the memory, down from Albany come letters or telegraph saying that the Governor has exer cised the pardoning power, in deference to the earnest solicitations of their friends, and that they are at large once more. This is not a so litary or an exceptional case. It is the gene ral, well nigh the universal rule. A man must in fact be very friendless and very unlucky indeed if he serves out his time in prison in the State of New York in the times In which we live. That such wm not the Intention of those who transferred to the State Governor the old m > narchical "prerogative of grace" is quite ob vious. Past generations had their faults; but they had too much sense to declare the penalty for an offence to be five years imprisonment and to imply or admit, at the Bame time, that by an abnormal executive interference, that pe riod should be systematically shortened to three. This pleasant inconsistency is of our own inventing. No man moves in Assembly or Senate that the penalties imposed upon crimes and misdemeanors by the Criminal Code be alleviated. We keep the law as it is for the sake of nullifying it We hold it in terro rem over the malefactor's head; but at the Bame time we comfort him with the daOy spec tacle of its authoritative violation. In one breath we threaten the mnrderer with ten years' rigorous confinement; in the end we show him hew invariably this term is cat down by the Governor. Is there any sense in this'.' If the Governors are to continue to pardon as they do, shall we not manfully go to the root of the evil, and reform our laws? If they are too severe?and nothing else can justify the re gular exercise of the pardoning power?had we not better take in hand the defect our selves, and amend it, instead of trusting to in dividual Governors? It is fast becoming more and more difficult to condemn a criminal in this city. In the state of the jury law it requires uncommon vi gilance, and at the same time nnoommon good fortune on the part of the pnblic prosecutor to empanel a jury that will convict on on any evidence. Some of the best legal minds are driven by the fact into a total disbelief in the practical merits of the jury system; others believe that the adoption of the French plan of deciding by a majority of votes would ob viate the evil; others again contend that much might be done were the judges to con fine themselves more strictly to their province ?the law?and to confine the jury strictly to theirs? the facts. Without stopping to examine any of theBe opinions, it is notorious that the most barefaced and inexcusable malefactors can hardly be convicted and sentenced in New York. This, surely, is burthen enough for my community to bear. Now, if in addition H this, it is to be a settled principle that the Governor shall exercise a general supervisory power over the decisions of courts of justice, and that that power ahall always be exerted on behalf of the criminal, the burthen will be too great to bear. The pardoning power is in itself a oontra diction and a violation of the judicial system. It was created to be used only in very rare oases and under a penal oode which was cha racterised by excessive severity. It was in tended, for instance, for the case oi a man who. having been sentenced to twenty yews' imprisonment for having yielded to temptation and forged, or to passion and killed, had Led an exemplary life lor some ten years in con finement, To restore suoh a man to society was evidently good and wise; but to pardon every scamp who is sentenced to prison in New York because his lawyer and his trienda ask tor his pardon, is to stultify the whole administration of justice. The Strews Again,?In this climate of e:f tremee we no sooner get rid of one trouble than we must be prepared to undergo the in tliotion of another. A few weeks since oar streets presented an uncomfortably faithful representation of the Arctic regions. They now offer some equally unpleasant points of resemblance to the great Lybian Desert. The shifting sands of our thoroughfares, unless ar rested by those mj thical personages, the oky authorities, )?d fair to produoe amongst us the Egyptian opthalmia. As this malady is neither very agreeable ner very sightly, ws snpeot that it will create quite a revolt amongst our Broadway belles. We should not be surprised if Mr. Commissioner Ebling were nulled to se vere aooount for the damage that may bo In flicted by his inattention to the conseqneoces of this disagreeable visitation. Dusting aod feathering at the hands of our female popula tion could not be too severe a punishment for his aegleot Some time sinse s resolution wss adopted at ooe of the Boards that As streets should be regularly watered dor tag flhe spriig and summer. What is the (Mflisulty that pre vents this proposition from being carried out ? Have the hinds at Mr. Bbling's disposal been used up in his memorable snow clearing ef forts in Broadway ? Is there any scarcity of Groton water ? It used to be said of a perfu mer who lived on the quay of one of our large cities, that although he had more water run ning by his house and more soap in his store than any other man in the Unios, he was the dirtiest fellow living. Mr. Ebling is, we fear, bent on gaining the same unenviable reputa tion for New York. If our city fathers oan not devise some means of ridding as of these pet plagues of the Street Commissioner, we shall be compelled to call another meeting o1' the sovereign people in the I'ark. Vr. BrctUNAN akd the Mtshotot Compro mise.?In tbe extract fnrn Mr. Buchanan's let t?r lo 8enetrr Slidcll, lately published ia the newspapers, the distinguished Penusylvanian ray a of the Missouri comprourse line " It is well kncwa how I labored, in company with Southern men, to have thie line extended to the Pacific Ocean." Yea, we are conversant with the caae?we remember it well; and the reasons for the co operation of the whole Sooth in the movement indicated were of the moet convincing kind. By running the Missouri compromise line to the Pacific Ocean there would have been an end of the controversy; tbe South would have secured tbe southern half of California?not the gold mines, but a line territory adapted to oottcu, tobacco, the olive and the vine. This would have given the South, alto, an offset to the free State of California in the Senate, which to Southern men was the vital issue; but all motions to this end were over and over again rejected. Furthermore, the Missouri line as a boundary between the two sections would hawe given Kansas, Nebraska, and a vast empire besides, to the North, without fur ther dispute, while to the South it would have secured all future annexations from Mexioo? a consideration which was not overlooked at Washington. But tbe democratic party was divided. The popular sovereignty doctrine upon which they had fought the battle for Gen. Cass two years before, proved also the stronger side. And so the South were borne down upon tbe admission of California?the Missouri compromise was declared a humbug and none were more active in kicking it ont 01 Congress than Seward and his free soil co laborers in both houses. Now the South and Mr. Buchanan insist that as Seward and the whole North would have it so in 1850, they should stand by the same principle of repeal at embodied in the subsequent K&nsas-Nebras ka bill. While upon this Bubject we have had our at tention called to the files of the Nkw York He rald of 1854, and to the following extract of a letter from our London correspondent, publish ed in our Sunday issue of June 18, of that year The extract is as follows, and we are satisfied that the authority for it was Mr. Buchanan himself IjOndov, Ma; 30, 1854. ? ?***?* Considerable baa bean said about Mr. Buchanan's opi ni D8 on tbe Nebraska bill. It may be ooidensed into ? aery fair sentences, as given [In behalf ot Mr. BucbaaaaJ to a friend:?" I do not see what earthly good It aan on the South If it pastes: and had 1 been consulted upon it, previous to Its being introduced, I should have advisee against tbe expediency of introducing anything that would, by any poaelbl'ity, give vase to dissuasion on tbe subject of slavery, and by ? doing disturb the peace ef North and South, without aecderlog geod to either; ye', were I in the Senate, now that the Mil is introduced, and

making so much trouble, I should vote for it. At tbe same time I am oppoied to introducing anything t lat wil. embitter tbe feelings of cne section of the country against the other." These sentiments Mr. B. has fully expressed to those who have conversed with him oa the subject. If we are not mistaken, General Cass held the same opinions in the outset, aa to the ex pediency of the measure. The administration certainly did, if the columns of the Washing ton Union may bo cited as evidence. But the free soil necessities of Mr. Pierce were para mount, and hence the bold plunge of the Kan sas-Nebraska bill. It would clear him of his free soil associations in New York; but they are with him still, and where is he? A Vote of Thanks to Senator Sickles.? Our fellow citizens of this metropolis who preier law and order to anarchy and ruffian ism, who prefer our present police system to the system of barefaced corruption from which we have so narrowly escaped, owe a vote of thanks to Senator Sickles for his effective agency in the defeat of that notorious bill. He killed it by killing time, upon repeated motions and ten minute speeches ; and never did any public agent better devote his time to the solid interests of his constituents. We have escaped the plunder jobbers and the short boys for tk*present; and if Gover nor Clark slicks to his word we are free for a twelvemonth, at least, from their threatened scheme of rowdyism and spoliation. But it the Governor reliable ? We apprehend th it the appliances brought to bear upon his an* U able, weak and vascillating mind will shake hiB fortitude upon the only oonspicuousij creditable act of his official career, and th it the danger is that the unsatiated spoilsmen that cluster about him will induce him ye. to call an extra session. We admonish him to beware. The people are satistied with the position he has taken, and want no extra ses sion. A hundred days out of three hundred and sixty-five is margin enough for the law tinkering required at Albany. Mw Kinbkriy's Rkadimg op Hiawatha.?Longfellow's pcem ?u read on Wednesday evening, it Hope 0Impel for the second time, by Mis* Kimberly. From the num ber of puhlio reading* which have already been give i o' Hiawatha in this and other cities, and the tavor with which it h*a been generally received, it would seam to be one of the moat popular productions which hare been published recently in thia country. Thia, however, la not? juat criterion of ita popularity, and ia, after aU, but a poo. t at of ita merit,#. Tha reading of It in private la a very different thing, and makes it a rather dull and proty affair. Wednesday night, we understand, was Miss Kimberly'a eighth reading, and she wig read It ?gtin thia evening Mira Julia Bennett Barrow ia giving read nga of the name poem in the New England States, and it ha# been read feur timea in Philadelphia, twice le thli city and onee in Brooklyn by Mlaa Clara Darling, who ia entitled t? the ereditof having drat read it before a pnbllo aodieov | A large audience assemble! on Wednesday evening, at Hope Cbapel, to hear Mlaa Klaberiy.and aitboov' V had a somewhat difficult subject to make iotereatlng, nor eae qms waa proved by the frequent applanne of her aodfsnee. Some passages ware delivered wi.h Sue effect, and Mlis kimberty nuatalned the raputatton which aba !>*? ah Sained, throughout the reading of the whoia pu?aa, which ooc?fri#d about an hour and a half aitogetbei. W atvfTk.i* ('ow part HEATH rx Oceam itfKAiiHRH.?W1 b reference to anaey lata aewspaper aetioea regarding t?e additional ealety of ocean steams#*, horn beingmarine'-, ed la water-tight ooapartmento, we preenme H I* net generally known that ia Great Britain all irea M* lasers are bubt under government toapeotten, and that the tvea pmtaa fetmiag the ooanpartaeeats meat legally be of the .ante aire and thiokneee as the mil iwepeaiHiif plater 4 the ship's sides-ao that they avejuataa strong m tea buff of the ship?aad la the irvmt of any aecMeat, the Sling with water of one or more of there compartment# would bare no mere effect on th# buoyancy of the r ten el then taking to as much mote addiffonal cargo. A# we lately noticed in a leading article the ateaaaer* belonging to the Giaagow and New York Steamship Gwapaay are aff built with thasa oempartmants, aad may be sooaMer ed as fftted with every poasihla preventive against acci cWwts to any kind. Superior Owwrt. Before Hon. Jungs Slessoa. TH* MW VORX HOTEL?TH* SALE HWT A SUMS. Aim 10.? Edward Griffin rt. Curfit Jtidimn ana Hiram Craiuton and Gtorgt Shu or.?ffhe Court renderea an ela borate derision in thia ease, in which be atetee that the ante of the New York Hotel to Craaotoa mast be set aside aa void, and also the mortgage and agreaaMat tor serriese, and there must be a referee to take aad state the ac rounta of the partnership np to and inelndlag the ith of December, IBM, and of the transactions of said Cranston ia the conducting ol said bote! rinse that time as re ceiver a rcoeiver must be appointed, and the plaintiff aniir' have Judgment, for hi# debt and for any surplus whieb may or may not, on aceoua' nr, be found to belong to ea'd Jadecn. a* titan m awi. 8Y MA6NITIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPH?. Prom Halirai, NON-ARRIVAL OP TUB CAMBRIA TUB CANADA OUT WARD BOUND. Halifax, Agril 10?11 P. M. Thar# to bo appearacoe of tneUamhrffc as yet. Astiong northwest wind m blowing and the weather is clsar. The steamship Chnsda, from Boston, has just arrived bare. * rum Waahlngton. TUB CITY KLBCTION BILL?TESTIMONIALS TO HK8 CUER8 OP SHIPWRECKED AMERICAN SEAMEN RE COMMENDED?THE STEAM PRIOATE MERR1MAC, ETC. Washington, April 10,1856. The District Committee are ready to report back the city eieo ion Dili, and 1 tinders ami it is more objeotkn ab'e tban at first. The Know Nothings intend to fight it to the last. It will carry, notwithstanding. Despatches fiom the American Minister at Naples men tion in terms of high commendation the eminent services e! Vincetxo D'Abatdo and Capt. & it z ties, in rescuing from shfpwieck the American vessels Parana and Golden Role, lbe Minister suggests that small gold medals, with suitable devices and inscriptions be presented to them, and says that sueb testimonials will be valued by tbeee < tficers Mpbnd the decorations so commonly be stowed by royalty, and not only strengthen the re lations at good nndeistanding between the two conn Dies, bnt what is of more Importance, might, by encouraging similar acts, prove the means of saving the itves and property of Amerioan citizens. If the Presi dent makes the recommendation, car Minister thinks the presents may thus be advantageously bestowed. The document to-day was transmitted to the Bouse. The Committee on Election in the Honse have decided that Mr. Fuller, of Maine, the sitticg member, was duly elected over Mr. MUliken, URd recommended that the lat ter receive per diem and mileage from the eommet cement of Lbe session. ? The steamship Merrimac has been ordeied toAnapolU with a view to her examination by members of Congress, as well as to afford aaenni of instruction to the acting midshipmen of the Naval Academy. Her guns are of heavier oalebre tban those of any other vessel In the world. The recent protest (in behalf of Oolonel .Sloo) ag - !nst payment to Messrs. Law, Roberts 4i Co., for carrying the mails across the isthmus of Panama, will have no effect on th ^transportation of malls by the usual mode of con veyance. The quarterly compensation has been paid as heretofore. The State Legislature. Albast, April 10-1)4 P. M. Governor Clark has not issued a call for an extra ses sion of the Legislature, nor is there any Indication that he intends doing so. THIRTY-FYM7RTH CONGRESS. FIBOT SESSION. Senate. Washington, April 10, 1886. The Senate resumed the consideration of the motion to piint the memerial of the members of the Free Sate Le INTKRHHTSG DEBATE ON KANSAS AFFAIRS, giaiatnre ef Kansas. Mr. Mason, (dem.) of Va., opposed the proposition, saying that the memorial emanated from men who are in rebellion against the laws of the country. Mr. Seward, (nigger worshipper) of N. Y., regarded it as a comparatively unimportant question whether the memorial be printed or not, ae he had already seen it in journals circulating many thousands of copies. It would, therefore, be react by the world, at any rate. Hi MIWZWI- IW. VW 1WA UJ lUv WU1IU, BV ttUJ X BtV. 117 thought it would he proper to print it as a matter of courtesy. Mr. Butler, (dem.) of S.C., reiterated his former ob jections to the motion. Mr. Haelin, (dem.) of Me., desired that the memorial be plinted for his own information, so that he might act onaerstandingly on the admission of Kansas nnder the present State constitution. He thought a striking paral lel could be found in the treatment that Senators were Inclined to bestow on this memorial?by laying it on the table or rejecting it?by looking at tht oonduct of Lord North when petitions from the North American eoloniee were laid before the British Parliament. Mr. Butlkr replied, if those petitions wera brought forward in viola>icn of parliamentary rules, Lord North did hie c' uty in opposing them. If the motion to print this Kan.ap memorial should prevail, he should regard it as the greatest piece of contempt ever offered to the 8ontb. Mr. Hale, (nigger worshipper) of K. H , read the oon clnding paragraph of the memorial, to show that the memorialists contemplated no rebellion, bat merely asked the admission of Kansas as a Stale into the aon federacv, tn equal terms with other States which pre ceded her. He believed the refusal to admit Kansas as a State would leave her a State out of the Union, aad quoted the rase cf the admission of Missouri to prove that position. Mr. Douglas, (dem.) of 111 . replied, saying this was not a parallel cate. Congress had paeeed a law authorlz ing the people of Missouri to form a constitutional and State government, preparatoiy to her admission into the Union. In the prceDt instance, the proeeedthgs of the Topeka Convention were not only unauthorized by Con grets, but were revolutionary and rebellious. He could not rest gntse Kansas as a State, either In or out of the Union, in consequence of what they had done without authority of law. Mr. Yulee, (dem ) of Fla., said under the rules of the Senate the memorial could not be printed, and as unani mous octsent was required to suspend the rules, he sh' uld demand tbey be adhered to. The Chair decided teat the motion to print must go to the Committee on i'rintiig. Mr. Butler was unwilling that the memorial should take that coarse. Mr. Cass, (dem.) of Mich., explaiaed, in presenting 1 he by no means endorsed its statsments. the memorial he bv i Be had always made It a principle to present every peti tion he was asked to present. It was not for him to in vestigate the justice or irjusliee of the allegations in the memorial, that being the duty of the Committee on Ter ritories, to which it was referred. Mr. Bayard, (dem.) of DeL, thought that men who were in direct an*agoui>m with the laws of the lano nvd no claim to be heard by peti Jon. Mr. Mason submitted a resolution rescinding the refer ence of the memorial to the Committee on Territories. Meters. Trumbull and Bataks then entered into gene ral questions concerning Kansas matters Mr. Pugd, (dem.) of Ohio, said be had careftiilj ex amined the document, and did not believe it was an ori ginal paper. The signatures are all in the same hand writing. and there are many erasures and Interlineations. Mr. CRiTTKMHtw. fK. N ) of Ky., thould vote against the resolution, with the view to tuppress all design" to disturb the nnd;n of this oountry and the peace ot its eitisens. This discussion did no gcod. He wanted to know if the publication in the New York paper was 1 lsn tioal with the document presented here, with its erasures and intarlinaatlons. Mr. Seward oould not teM, not having compared tjs two. He thought such criticisms were unworthy the great question involved, and woaki bettor become a oro-w examination ot witneases in a oounty oourt. Mr. Crtitkndkn wm proud of being * lawyer, and would rat her be a professional lawyer than a profes-iooal poli tician. Mt. Seward disclaimed any ieiputa'i m on the lege! profession?it was the criticismsoa ohiragraphy to which he adverted. Mr. Benjamin, (dem.) of la., believed the document to be an impudent f< rgerv. and evaa if sot, the men whose names are appended to it are now fugitives from justice. and why should further notio* be taken of thM insolent memorial f la the couree of his remarks be strongly condemned Proieeaor HtlUman as having sacri legiously desecrated the houve at God by appeals to tae people of Cent ecticut for money and arm* to carry on open war against the government, u |s desire for power more than Tor freedom which instigates tush lawless and revolutionary oroeeedings. The game is not worth the candle. Let ibe obscure paper sleep where It was. Mr. Ri 8K, (dem.) of Texas, spoke of sacred seoundrel who disgrace the pulpit in eonnection with Kansas af fairs. He did not be.ieve the memorial had ever been in Kansas; be thought it wss a forgery and re-hash of much of what had heretofore been said on that subject. Mr. t*ruART, (dem ) cf Milh., understood that Mr. Oass would maze a statement In regard to the genuineness of this paper; aad that the latter was not blnssff seUnfie. on tliis subject. Mr. U(tuck believed UiM Mr. Ueea nreeented the tr.? mortal from motirra honorable t? hi 4 hurl, be Uvlog in the right of petition: bat whan voices artad oat '? 1'rtat It. print it," in violation of the rule*, he had e different opinion, lor the memorial ?m breaded a* n fraud and a frigery. He (Builer) believed thai if Christ ehould cocne to the earth, with ell hie purity of principle*, be would be bemehmi the ciafadcraay bp tboee fanatic*, at Christ drove Srom the temple the money changer* and eellere of devee; yet money changer* oame here claiming to have I be pnri'y ofdovaa. Mr. Gar* Maid that within a few miautea he had had en Intel riew with the pereun who healed him the memcrit! to preewnt. ord it woe only neceeaary far him t? re-nark that he i (Jaaa) woe not mtiafied that the paper was one wlit' h ougbt to be acted an by the Henate. Mr. Halc Mid If be were mfiabed the paper wet u>t Etnulie, be would be the hurt uo tefce any advantage, e thought Mr. Benjamin hod dene ladirte Injustice U that honorable and (rood man, i'rofoeaor Stlliman. It wan not lux and other*' intention, an obatgod, to war against the government, tat tber were driven to t in law of asit diftooe, the federal promiaa* having bean proved a lie Mr. hAWARi), in reply to awreroi Senator* wbe eaepyed to involve bim ia the alleged fraud regarding the memo rial, nail be bed rem the gentleman wbe handed the paper to Mr. Gom for preeenUMen (Ool. l.eae), who au thorized him to any that, before he left Kaoeaa, be aaw a peper?he did not any the (dentinal paper ia ohlregra phy?bu' ha aaw a memorial, of which tbi* U the rub etenoe and text, signed by all the rnembWi of the Keoaa* provisional Irg'eiatnra, on! tbi* ia a trt# 9)fT | the Senator from l>xa# (Mr. Ra*k) to baa brave and honorable man, and a lover of freedom, Mn Vhra it be come* neceeaary !or me to reeort to an aXMMtioa of oouraga, It will be time enough for him to tanat me with the wont of K. Mr. Mahon Mid no one etood np to vindicate Mr. I,one a* a fair and honorable man. It a man ii known ay the company ha keapa, the company i* known by the man wbc represent* it. Mr. Hamu.v, in explanation, tnid ha hod not taken the paper Into hi* band*, tatfby lie having been presented by Mr. Ow, kt bad nuoo to regard it ?? ginuioe: bat sot now appearing as mob, bo would vote against ita r oop'loa. Tho Tote by which tho memorial waa referred to tl OommUtco oa Territories waa reconsidered by tbo folior lag vote: ? Yeas-Messrs. ibmi, Hright, ~ - ? Ivans, 1 __ Jouea of Iowa, Maeon/Pugb. Reld, Bnak, Bobaatian, Slide Btuait, Toocer. Trumbull, Waller. Wright, Yolee-32. hAvs-Meter?. Harlan, Seward, Simmer?3. Tbe mtmo'lal beirg thus brought again before the S Bate, Mr. Cass naked and obtained leave to withdraw It, 1 return tbe name to Colonel Lane. Adjourned. I-Mr tare. Adsms, JAllen, Benjamin, JBiggs, Btgla , Brown. Butler, (Mat, Crittenden. Dodge, Dougla , tItzpatrirk, Ueyer, Hamiia, Houston. Humtrr, Irereo Boum of lUpreMnUtlve*. Washington, April 10, ISM. oosnsnm beats, arc. Tbo House dleeueeel tho resolution of tho Oommltte oa Eleotions ceolarlng Mr. P. B. Kouke not duly eloote from tbo Tenth Oorgressional district of Illinois, and Tote tbo reeointion was adopted, only fire In oppoeitioi Tbe resolution declaring Samuel S. Marshall, sitttn member, from the Ninth district of Illinois, duly sloe's over Mr. Turney,|waa then missed. Both Ar. Fouke'ai Mr. Tnrney were allowed ntAtge and per diem to date. Tbe Senate's amendments To the Deficiency Approsrli ) Deficiency Approprii tion bill were considered. Adjourned. The Connecticut State Election* New Haven, April, 10,1850. Tbe popular vote In this State, with all tbe returns I but those from Hartland, is-Ingham, 32,620; Mlno 25,03d; Welles, 0,816, and Rockwell, 1,228. The who ?ote is over 2,000 larger than last year. The Sonata 13 opposition to 8 demo era's giving Cutler to the O] position, who appears to be elected by 1 majoii'y. Tbe Know Nothing Party in Wtfconagn, FILLMORE REPUDIATED?BANKS NOMINATED KO PRESIDENT. Milwau^ib, April 10, I860, lbe American 8tate Council in sbssion, lb this dt; bare repudiated tbe nominal iaa of Mr. Fillmore, passed resolutions recommending Mr. Banks as tbe Am rican candidate for the Presidency. from the Went* THE KANSAS COMMISSION?TBSATY WITH THE INDIANS. St. Iahtib, April 10, I860. Messrs. Howard and Sherman, of tho Kansas Invest gating Committee, sad Governor Reader, arrived he: yeeterdsy, en route for Kansas. Private advices from tbe Plains state that Gen. Hern* bad met all the representatives of the Indian tribes i the Bicux country, with the exception of two, and definite terms of peace had been agreed upon. Prom Boston. COTTON DESTROYED BY FTRB?PAST DAY. Boston, April 10, 1866. A fire on Lewis Wharf to-day destroyed four hundr bales of ootton, and damsged|seYeral wooden building The cotton was owned by Messrs. Goddard it Pritekan whose loes Is about $16,000. Tbo Governor's proclamation for a fast was abno universally observed In this city to-day, and In quite variety of ways ; the churches and theatres beingopei and many places of business closed. The bouses of pul lio worship Were respectably attended, and the varioi places of amusement liberally patronized, afternosn i evening. United States Supreme Covert* Washington, April 10,18M. No. 12!. Mary Ann Connor alias Van Ness vs. Semi. Peughs, lessee.?Jus.ioe Grier delivered the opinion tho Court, dismissing the case with costs. Nob. 77 and 78. Argued by Wm. Carey Jonee, Esq., the claimants. No. 70. Wm. Thomas et al. owners of the bark Laur vs. Jas. W. Osborne.?Argument eommenoed by Geo. Brown, Esq., for the appellants, and oonttnued by] Thomas for the appellee. Relnforcenaenta for General Walker* New Orleans, April 10,1808. Two hundred recruits left here this morning in tl steamship Charles Mo-gan for San Juan, to join Gsner Walker's forces. Gtneral Hornsby was among tbo pi soogers. Destructive Wire at Lancaster, P?, Lancaster, Pa, April 10,18M. The county poor house and a number of bams i stables, in this place, were destroyed by fire this mi inf. Thirty-six horned cattle and four horses were oo sumed. The loss is heavy. from Bangor. THE WEATHER?TWO MEN DROWNED. Bangor, Me., April 10,18(8, The warm weather of the last three days has render tbe ice very thin. Two men were drowned to-day by its giving wsy wh tbsy were crossing tbe river on foot. Market!. PHILADELPHIA STOCK BOARD. Philadelphia, April 10 18M. Pennsylvania Five*, 84; Heading Railroad, 46: La Island, 16% \ Morris Canal, 143a?; Penn. Railroad, 46%. BALTIMORE CATTLE MARKET. Baitimorb, April 10,1866. Beef has advanced. 460 bead of beeves were offered the cattle market to-day, of which 100 were driven and the remainder sold at SO a Sll net, generally good quality. Hoge scarce and improving. Sales at i a $8 tO. New Orlkarb, April 0,1866. Ootton firm, with an upward tendency. Sales to-da 10,600 bales. Quotations for middling, a 9% Sugar is quo'ed at 7??e., lard at 9o.; mess pork Is droo ing, and selling for $16 60. Bacon sides, 0>?c. a shoulders, 7)?o. Cotton freights to Liverpool, 13-82 Sterling exchange, 8% premium. From Albany, LIST OF ACTS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATOR!?185 I Continued from the Herald of April 9. J 164. For ihe relief of Sally Chamberlain Can. 136. To amend an act to incorporate the village of Ca ton. passed May 18, 1846, relative to street and highwi taxes levied la said village. 136. To vest in the trustees of the village of Uni< Springs the title, use and occupation of the island Cayuga lake opposite said village. 137. Further to amend an aet entitled "An act amend and consolidate tte several acts relating to tl ci y of Rochester," passed April 10,1866, and the sever eel* amendatory thereof. 138. For ihe relief of Ebtntzer Heeley. 139. For the reiiei of Eugene Courtney. 140. Authoilzing Andrew B. Hodges to construct bulkhead and pins at Crane's Neck Farm, In the town Brookltaven In the eonaty of Suffolk. 141. To authorize the appraisal and payment of damsges to George Folts. 142. To authorize the directors of the Morish Plai li>ad Company to regulate the rates of tolls on said roa 143. Rela'ive to lands situated in theeonntyof Quae devised by John Jackson to Elizabeth Frank lis, wife F.ugeue B. Franklin, and her desoendante. 144. For -.he relief of Fugene Chappell. 146 To amend chapter thirty ot the laws of eights' hundred and fity three, being an aet to consolidate roi district eighteen hundred and nineteen in the town Iedyard and oounty of Oayuga, and to provide for tl election of a path master. 146. For the relief of Newton Chappell. 147. To amend chapter 30 of the laws of 1863, relatti to the Aurora road district. These are all the bills signed up to 2 o'clock yesterda There are sixty four In the hands of the Governor yet a signed. APPOINTMENTS BY THE GOVERNOR. HT AJiD Willi THE ADV1C* AMD OO.N8KNT OF THi HEN ATS. Commissioners to superintend the expenditu-e of e? tain moneys lo the First Senate district?ApoUos R. W< more. Robert B. Minturn. Notaries 11-MJO?JOngr.?Thomas Cotrel, William D vigne, J. S. ItarreUns, Julius R. I'omsroy, Daniel B. Hi brouck, John Hramerd, William H. Smith, William 1 Waring, Eitphalet A. Thurston, William N. Clan, The dote F. Jaokscs, Jarvia N. lake, William Richard Knoeh Jaoobs, Isaac Wortendyke, Abet C. Wilmart Frederick W. Burke. Theodore Hinsdale, Hermann I.ndwtg, Albert B. OapweU, Richard J. Todd, flamu Goodwin, Ganett I'. Bsogen, George W. Farker, Hum: 8. Harris, William H. Water bury, George Walsh, Bam: Taylor, 8. T. Williams, James A. Whltlock. AVu York?Charles Nam. Stephen E Bnrwell, Charl M. Kieemsa, John L Derraaee John Foot, William Wl Howe, Wm. B. Berthny, John Bhern, Galviu Noves, Chi Megarey, John Fi'eh, Chester A. Arthur Charles Gray. David Hallaoaa. John Ixhardt, William F. Rob1 son. Stephen D. Law, James B. Williams, William Vi Hock, Elijah H. Hiker, Robert A Adams, I.orenso M. A nold, Joseph B. Nones. Kilts Dnsenbury, Horatio Simon Mopes M. Veil, Ferdinand Fenneberg, William G. 6te ling, Augn-tus R. MoOonough, George L. Walton, Gc W. Wright, Edward P. Clark, James L Davton, Henr C. Banks, Frederick R. lae, James 8. Merries James Y. lame, Frederick L. Vultee. Jr., William AUei John T. Oerr, Horatfo Sherwood, Henry V. Lovell, Geort Walsh, James C. Rioe, George F. Macy, John Adrians. Wm. A. Timpson, Isaac H. Wltbeck, N. Wm. Bustee Henry Cameroon, Jr., Wm H. Sarbuck, Arebtbald I Van fiensen, Richard BUI, H. J,. Stevens, Geo. F. Roger Leslie Irving, Joseph 0. Brown. Andrew Kohler, Jamc L. Dayton. ITUUp V. Smith. ifcoma* Bolts, A. Be Wl Baldwin, Francis J. Vouag, Erastus Y. lane, Stephen I Van Rrhaiek, John Black, E. D. Smith, John Livingtor Jirtth Bull. Daniel W. Clark, Nathaniel B. Hmrie, Wo Dodge, F.. H. Wa'too, Maloolm Campbell, Allen C. Wast Inglon, John Noflson. Samuel F. Bull, Isaac Van Wink* Jeremiah D jdge, Jr., J. M. Gnittean, Henry Cameron, J FREABRT IN THI NORIW RIVBR. The effect of the three past springlike days it a',read being teen along oar deoes. The river has risen a'read several feet; a portion of the dock le inundated, and tfa water during the morning bas risen et the rate of abou one Inch per hoar. A stiff westerly wind has prevails dqritg the morning, which has tended to check the ri nl the river. The immense quantity ef enow that ( flail, n in the coontry daring tne winter must ueceesarii keep the river swollen until nil shall have disappears from the earth.?Albany Journal, April 10