Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 26, 1858, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 26, 1858 Page 4
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WAI-.ACK'8 THFaTRK Brosdwsr?Jijms Blows, ot *wt Rimr or Irfjckjiii*?8wiii Ariits. laura KBKKK'8 IIKaTRK. Broadway?M:sd YotJt Own Biinis Ai'ictbb Hkikhokoou. BABNtTVB AMERICAN MUSEUM. Broadwar-ARer Boon Thk fc-jRi or Lrrrrs on tim Kins Cbilb Eienlng: Piowbbb Patbiot. WOOD'S BtTTT.nTBOS SCI sad MS Broadw*/?Oioacs Vhsiott A Woods Huiniiu-Wirrt>, rat Sbsaibls Mo*sit BUCM LEY'S 8KKBN ADFRA. No. 444 Broadwir-N bg KO Ms.aMKBA AID B0BAJM4E>?Tbb Miidtij AT TBI Ax AD I nr. MECHANICS' HALL, 4'! Brosdwmr?BiTAirr'e Miihtrila ?Kmiftrur Sowo*? Hftart .< I>bsab or Bsotil ?t Rrw York, Friday, Kfbruiry 46. isr.s. Tlir Yrwi. The steamship America is now fully due at Hallfa* with European news to the 23d inst., three davo later than the advices previously received. Mr. Hockaday, United States Attorney for Utah Territory, has arrived at St. Ix>uis from (.'amp Scott. He left Camp Scott on the 5h ult. The weather was unusually mild, and the troops enjoyed good health, llrigham Young, Heber Kimball and other Mormon leaders, had been indicted for high treason by the United States Court, held at Camp Scott. News from Vera Cruz to the 21st inst., a fortnight later than previous accounts, ia published under the telegraphic bead. But little change had occurred in the position of affairs in Mexico. Zuloaga had issued a decree making duties on goods imported at Vera Cruz and Tampico payable only at the capital. Vera Cruz. l*uebla. Oajaca and Yucatan were opposed to Zuloagn's government. Tbe three first named States had sent a large force against Zuloaga. We have news from lAguayra. Venezuela, to the 24th nit Our correapondent states that either com piete social disorganization or an extreme |<opular convulsion awaited the unhappy citizens of that republic President Mouagas found himself so insecure in bis position that his dwelling, with all the leading approaches to it. was guarded by military: and tbe assassination of both himself and his family was even recommended in handbills circulated amongst the people. The foreign debts of the country were cor ertly repudiated b} the officials, and a host of spoilsmen fattened on the revenue. There was alight chance of the settlement of the Aves Islands claims of our government, and the appointment of a special Venezuelan Minister to Washington was regarded by many at a mere Executive nut !or tlie purpose oi creating aeiay. We hmve new* from Muyaguez. Porto Rico, to the j 7th of February. The provision market was very i dull, and large quantities of flour remained without j sale. Coflbe waa at per quintal, with alow demand. and sugar rfSted at from $3 a $3 73 per hundred pounds Twenty-six vessels remained in port. Kxchange rates were not quoted in market. The screw steamship City of Washington, ("apt. Petrie. which left Liverpool at nine o'clock on the morning of the 10th inst. arrived here yesterday morning, but her advices had been anticipated by the Anglo-Haxoo at Portland and the Arago at this port. In the Senate yesterday a call was made for information relative to the condition of the navy.and also relative to captures of vessels and prize money during the last war with Great Britain. The credentials of Mr. Shields, one of the Senators from the newly organized State ci Minnesota, were presented by Mr. Crittenden. Borne debate enaned as to whe ther Minnesota had so far complied with the terms of adwuamon to ttie Union as to entitle her Senators to seat?. and finally the question wras referred to ths Judiciary Committee. The bill providing for an increase of the army was then taken up. The substitute authorizing the employment of 4.000 volunteers wan amended by reducing the number to 3.000, aud then rejected. Another substitute, offered by the c hairmsn of the Military Committee, increasing the army by adding to it one regiment of dragoons and two of infantry, wa* amended no a* to authorize the President to employ .*.,000 volunteers. The question was then taken on the paanage of the bill, when it was defeated by a vote of lft against ri5. A motion wa* made to reconsider the vote, but the que?tKMi n?d taken Should the motion be defeated. it will probably be the last attempt in the Senate during tlte present session, to augment the military power of the Federal government. After eome explanations by Messrs. Bell and Johnson, of an amicable character the Senate adjourned till Monday, In the House yesterday bills authorizing the organization of a regiment of mounted volunteers for the defence of the frontier* of Texas, and also authorizing the President to call out, as occasion may require, four additional regiment# of volunteers, were reported by the Committee on Military Affairs. Tliey will be taken up for action on Wednesday next. The resolution* tn the case af Mr. Matteaon were dbv cussed at considerable length, and finally, by a vote ?f Wt to 87 referred to a select committee Reports adverse to and in favor of the repeal of the Metropolitan Poliee law were presented in the Htate henate yesterday. A report in fa vor* of repeal was also presented in the Assembly. These re|?orts together with the bill amending the act. will doubtless be fully discussed by the wise men at Albany : but In the existing state of parties *n the legislature it is not likely that the law will V disturbed daring the present .session flAvarnne IT Inar Kan a rirvAintml Murk HtiAnoar and t.t orjre T. Trimble, of thia city. commiauojera to eapend money raised for certain cbaritabl- inatitutions. in place of Jonathan I. Coddiojrton. deceaaed. ami Jmdm Howen appointed Police Ootnmiaaiooer. A full account of the Pacific H"tel cataetrophe at Ht. l/ouia la jncfn in another column. It iaaueperted that a horrible crime haa heen committed in r<muec t ion with thia affair A man named t'harlei L. Taj lor haa heen arrested at St l/wia. "barged with murdering Ephraim I'oane, one of the n ma tea of the hotel, and then tiring the building to corer up the deed The landlord and watchman of the hotel hare a Lao been arretted. The T'nited States Maraha! and hia He*i*tants on Wedne-day arreated Joseph Santo*. Viacente Louie, and Andrew |?oa Hantoa who had taken passage on board a rteam tut, with the design. a? was supposed, ?f Joining a vessel hound for the roast of Africa to engage in the alase trade The prisoner* were Uken before a United State* f'ommi?.ioner and held to l>ail in ff/itiO each Tin Mar-hal alfi took po>we*aion of several trunk* found on lioard the tux. in ehich were charta of the coast- c?f Culm and '.nine* The hearinir of a number of lottery policy. case*, which wa? to hare taken place yesterday bepwe the Pet-order waa postponed till neat Thursday The Hoard o# Tnisb-ea of the Nate Inebriate A-)lum met al All*ny yesterday It was reported liol no se riptM>na to the amount of fifty tbouaand dollar* itai been received, and that the Aaylum y^wld U located and commenced In May neit. A N memorial vu drawn up nod uigned. nuking the Le I gislature to appropriate for the uae of the Asytam half the money received for licenaee to aril liquor. Paul Hernander, keeper of a beer cellar at the corner of Went Broadway and Leonard atreet, ahot hie wife in the neck yesterday morning with a pistol. She was conveyed to the htspital, where ehe ex- ; pired. Hernandez ww (oinmitled to prwou to answer. A lecture ni delivered List evening at Btuyresant Institute bj Mr. F. A. Conkling on the late financial revulsion and its causes and effects. The theme has been pretty thoroughly discussed by tlie press, in the halls of legislation, and even in the pulpit: but Mr. Conkling's views of the subject, a report of which my be found elsewhere, may prove both entertaining and instructive to our readers. The cotton market was Arm yaeterday, with a good demand, and the saiaa embraced about 3,000 balaa, baaed upon middling uplands, at 12c. and Gulf do. at Flour waa heavy, with moderate tales and without change of moment in prices. Wheat w*i quiet and prices nominal. The views of holders were above those of purchasers and tended to check transactions. Corn was steady, with fair sales considering the supply, and prices ranged from 66c. a 67c. for inferior to good Jersey yellow, to 66c a 70c. for Southern good yellow and prime white, l'ork was steady, with rather more doing, including mess, at $16 60 and prime at $13 12){ a $13 26. Beef was steady at the recent advance. Cut meats aud lard were also more buoyant Sugars were in fair activity, with sales of about 1,C00 a 1,200 hhda. New Orleans, chiefly at 6c. a 7c. Coffee was steady, with sales of about 600 bags Rio and 600 do. Jamaica on terms stated elsewhere. Freights were without change of moment, while engagements continued to be moderate. Political Agitation In this MrtropoUv-BIovements In Favor of the Administration. The difficulty which at this time attends every effort of any party to get up in this metropolis a political agitation of any sort is something very remarkable. Outside of the little knots and cliques of scheming and agitating politicians, the people of all parties here appear to be perfectly satisfied of the justice, honesty, good sense and success of Mr. Buchanan's administration. In this connection we may truly sav that if there be any general anxiety whatever existing in this community in regard to Kansas, it is in favor of her earliest possible ad- I mission as a State, in order that this bone of sectional agitation may cease to distract and embarrass the practical business affairs of the country. We have lately had a very satisfactory bit of testimony upon this subject in the troubles and embarrassments which attended the efforts of the Douglas-Walker clique in the matter of their late anti-Lecompton demonstration. The doors of the Academy of Music were shut in their faces. They could hardly get a place, of all the numerate places in this city, in which to hold their meeting. At last that dark and contracted establishment known as the Chinese Assembly Rooms, heretofore devoted almost exclusively to negro minstrelsy, was secured. Here it was that Mr. ex-Secretary Stanton, of Kansas, made known his official grievances to a gathering of some five or six hundred black republicans. Know Nothings and disappointed democratic office beggars?very much, no doubt, to the edification of the Rev. George Bancroft, the distinguished godfather of the movement. Meantime, be it remembered, that with all the ahrieking and howling of our republican and Know Nothing newspapers over "the infamous Lecompton swindle,"' neither the republican party nor the Know Nothing faction of this city has dared upon its own account to try the experiment of a public anti-I^ccompton demonstration. And whv not! Because the republican and Know Nothing leaden here are ! well convinced that the masses of this community are sick and disgusted with this Kansas squabble, and entirely resigned to leave its solution to the action of Congress upon the President's recommendations. Rut bow stands the matter among our sublime democracy? They are cut up into various cliques and coteries, and a spirit of rivalry for the spoils and of jealousy, distrust and backwardness exists among their several leaders, utterly inexplicable: and yet there has been something done in Old Tammany for the Lecompton programme, and a great deal more may shortly be expected. Two or three general democratic committees are at work, each claiming to hold the front seat in the synagogue. The Independent Committee, as it calls Itself, whose heswi is Mr. Witter, has had a consultation down in the Tammany coal hole, and has resolved upon a grand public meeting in Mozart Hall. Broadway, near Bond street, next Tuesday evening. The celebrated Caleb Cashing is expected as the chiet orator on the occasion. Should be lie present ami make one of those spleudid speeches which he cau make, if he will, to the point and the purpose, wc may. among other things, anticipate such a setting down of the great historian turned small politician as the Rev. George Bancroft will remember for the rest of his days. Another general committee of the Old Wigwam. the bead of which is Mr. Sweeney, and the fail Mr Fowler is almi nrenarini* to mt tin ?? - w ??y i 1 o ? o? i a ?ort of Lccompton meeting, and in the tonefvm Htnrlvruwi of Old Tammany itself. To this end the neceasary bill heads have lieen put in circulation for the signature* <?f our down town merchant* and trader*. *o a* to make the call for thi* assemblage a* imposing as possible. The committee concerned claim to be. p,ir nrtlUrr*. the General Democratic Committee, but this is the weak point in the movement; for the leaders thereof are among those pur< and sanctimonious democrats who recently bolted the regular democratic city ticket and joined all the odds and ends of the opposition in the election of Mayor Tiemann. But still another committee, known as the Central [temocratic Club, are preparing for a Ijecompton manifestation?from all which it app< ars that, although divided into cliques and factions upon the spoils and plunder, there is a pretty general sentiment of co-operation among the several branches of the party here in support of the Kama* policy of the administration. Another fact is thus developed, to wit:?that Kansas is but a secondary question among these several democratic commit fees; for if It were the overruling issue between them, a common concurrence upon the Lecomptnn policy would be equivalent to a cordial reunion of these party cliques and factions Of another thing, however, we are well assured, that the masses of the New York democracy here, of all faction*, will bail with aatisfaction and a nenee of great relief the admission of Kansas under the Lecompton constitution, and without a why or wherefore. The great and moat impressive fact of all, however. in this connection, remain- unshaken?the fact that all the efforts of all aorta of politicians to get up a Kanaaa agitation in thia city have utterly failed With the election of Mr. Buchanan the Kansae agitation went down to the freezing point, and there it has remained among the ' body of the people throughout th country to EW YORK HERALD, FR1 this day. After the tremendous excitement of the Fremont campaign, the people required a resting spell from this nigger epidemic, and they have been taking it, and are atill resting from their exhausting fever of 18f>6. For example: at our last November election 150,000 voters remained at home, toastiug their shins and trusting to luck in our State affairs, aud satisfied that the new federal administru I tiou was doing well enough, at all events, to be let alone. This sentiment, we believe, has been expanding until the popular mind i* convinced of the stability, consistency, sagacity and honesty of Mr. Buchanan's policy, and of his capability to make it good upon all essentials, great and small, including Kansas, "popular rights" and ''popular sovereignty," Central American affairs, and everything else. Let the Kansas shriekem, black republican fanatics, democratic Presidential demagogues and disappointed office beggars rail on while yet they may, for their time is short. The American people have settled down into the belief that the game of the Kansas agitators linearly " played out"?that her immediate admission as a State will give peace to Kansas herself, and that the policy of "Old Buck"* is the true policy. The sentiment of the people of this metropolis is decidedly in fhvor of the admission of Kansas as soon as possible?the sooner the better. Political demagogues and sectional agitators have been using this Kansas difficulty, to the embarrassment of all our practical business operations, long enough. Our people want this stumbling block removed out of the way, so that they may proceed again to reopen the channels of trade, to extend their gambling operations in stocks aud speculative enterprises, and to enlarge their dealings in cotton, sugar, molasses, codfish, lumber, dry goods, railroads and ocean steamers. Pass the Lecompton constitution. The masses of this community, of all parties, and the masses of the American people, of all sections, have no fear of the consequences?none whatever; but they want this Kansas apple of discord out of the way. so that they may proceed to business, and so that Congress may proceed to some measures of practical legislation. The Kansas shnekers have done their worst, and the success of the Lecompton constitution will be but the beginning of an administration as successful as that of Gen. Jackson. Fobxit at Fault.?Forney is an unmitigated blockhead. The remarks in our columns on the first accounts of the Lecompton constitution were perfectly correct at the time. These accounts came to us by the electric telegraph, and were misrepresentations of the nigger worshippers in Kansas, who alone had correspondents there at that time. When we received and read the constitution and the sch.?dule. we found that the whole proceedings were in the ordinary course, and that all the talk about "Regent" and ' Dictator" were stuff and nonsense. Forney is an ass. When he gets wron? side up, he sticks to it with the stupidity of an oyster. When we get wrong by trusting too much to false lights, we tack about ship immediatelj, spread out more sail, hoist canvass, and go dashing through the waveB. rejoicing on our way. In such a case a blockhead like Forney would go slap on shore, with his keel up and a big hole in his bottom. That will be his fate, too, pretty soon, if he don't follow the example of his leader. exGovernor Walker, who has had the sense do about ship, get out of the breakers, and let Douglas go to the bottom. What a sad destiny Forney, the terrible bottleholder of poor Pierce for so long a time, turned out upon the wide i ocean at last, and shipwrecked like a filibuster j and a fool! Would it not have been better, i after losing the Senatrrahip, to have taken the i Liverpool Consulate and died decently ? Faxic Amonq tue Douglas Dkmocract.? We refer our readers to an article from the Philadelphia Bulldin, one of the organs of the Douglas and Forney disorganizes Ex Gorer nor Walker, who raised the standard of rebellion and made poor Forney turn tail upon his party, has turned tail himself and abandoned the sinking ship. The political wreckers of the day had better look ont and save some of the re- i mains of Douglas, Wise. Forney and Stanton as memorials of the mousing Kansas hurricane. Charitt that Awhks ah wki.t. ah Bi.ehhkk.? The results of the late Calico Dre-s ball have been found so encouraging that they have given It.lL 4.. H k! A ?n,l I'll 11J W nu<uun jinyn.1 in ?iih u iuaiiij buu amuM'mcut will be cotnbiued in no equally attractive and rational form. Several membera of the managing committee of that brilliant affair, who are alao officer* and trustee* of the Hunter Woodia Benevolent Society, are the proi moter* of this scheme, which ia to take the form | of a grand Fancy Drra* and Military bull at the : Crystal Palace. Thi* project. bac-d upon a bej nevolent design and the m?*d popular of all ! amusement*, will, it i* believed, enable the ! society to realize in a abort time a larger fund I than they could raise in any other way. The | necessity of some such auxiliary has been rendered painfully evident by the fact that the ' drain canard by the extensive demand for bread ; tickets amongst the poor of the city threatens n speedy exhaustion of the means which the society derived from the proceeds of the Calico Dress liall. Should the projected entertainment fulfil the anticipations formed of it, it will place ?uch * fund at the disposal { of the society as will enable it to meet all the calls that may be made upon It for relief.' : That it will do this may reasonably be inferred from the fhet that the place fixed upon for the ball?the Crystal Palace- is the largest in New York, holding upwards of ten thousand persons; that the brilliancy of the rrmp d'tril in such a locality will attract immense oumbera of spectators who have no taste for dancing, and that the admirable manner In which the committee of the society managed the late hall will ensure to the votaries of Terwichore the most carefully elaWaUd arrangement* for their amusement and comfort. The period fixed for thls/fts? the latter end of April?will meet any objection* that might be urged to the selection of thi* magnificent ballroom on the score of the weather. By that time the aeverity of the season will be almost entirely abated; but should that not prove to be the case, the abundant use of stoves will raise the temperature to any point that may be required. This colossal fftt, given under the auspices of the gentlemen who so triumphantly carried out the programme of the Calico Dress mrtrh, will wind up our New York ball season with more than usual frlat. The combination of amusement and charity forms a new element in the efTorts of philanthropy, and when properly directed will Ik- found one of the most powcrJ ful auxiliaries that our benevolent Institution* i can devise. DAY, FEBRUARY 28, 185 Modern JUmdni. There was once a tribe of people who lived in Syria and Persia, near a thousand years ago, and bad their chief and headquarters on Mount Lebanon; they were known by the Arabic name of ."Assassins," and it is from them that we derive the word. The principle of their organization was very simple. They agreed not to aasaasi* I !J iL. f nac-e Ml/ prioiv w jwiruwutr woo puiu uirio lor sparing his life; otherwise, if he would not pay, they assassinated him at the first convenient opportunity. For a couple of hundred years the bulk of the princes of the neighborhood preferred paying the "Old Man of the Mountain," as the chief of the Assassins was called, to run the risk of being killed by his followers; and he was enabled to raise an army of over fifty thousand men, and to spread his fame and his power far and wide by the assassination of | over a score of leading potentates, among whom were the great Marquis of Montserrat, Lewis of Bavaria, and no end of Oriental shieks. This lasted, as we said, over two hundred years, at the end of which time the Tartars and Egyptians joined hands, cut off the 'Old Man of the Mountain," and put him and

all his followers to the sword. It would seem as though some of the publi- ! cans of Europe had been reading this chap, ter of medieval history, and had resolved to revive the sect of Assassins at the present day. On no other hypothesis can the attempt of Orsini and Pierri, and the sympathy aroused for the assassins among certain of the European republicans, be satisfactorily explained. We had here, for instance, on Wednesday evening, an anniversary dinner of French republicans to celebrate the historical twenty-fourth of February. Several of the speakers alluded covertly but approvingly to the attempt in the Rue Lepelletier; and, at last, when the wine had circulated, and the guests' feelings were aroused, a Monsieur Montfaucon gave the toast. "Pierri and Orsini!? they are our brothers!"?which execrable sentiment was saluted, we are told, with tremendous applause. Of course we are to infer that the gentlemen wno a ran k mis loaai ana appiauaea n consiaer themselves colleagues and associates of assassins?that they give notice to the world that they are themselves assassins in embryo. We presume that no one of the Frenchmen who sat round the table in Leonard street, on Wednesday evening, would desire to have it supposed that he is prepared to commit murder; yet such is the inevitable inference from the tone of their speeches and the character of their last toast. Thi neither more nor less : than democracy run mud; and if anything could ruin the high and holy cause of liberty in Europe, it would be precisely the wicked and insane ravings of such men as the abettors of Orsini and Pierri. Not many generations since, religion went mad in like manner, and persons, styling themselves ministers of God. secretly if not openly advocated the assassination of their sectarian opponents. The Jesuits are commonly accused of huving proclaimed the doctrine that it was lawful to take life if" the kingdom 01 rod" (meaning the temporal lienefit of the priesthood) could be thereby assisted. The belief, whether well or ill-founded, contributed largely to discredit the order and precipitate its downfall. It is a sad thing to see the noisiest champions of European democracy borrowing from the priepts the very worst and most scnndalous of their | vices. Assassins, gentlemen democrats, can never succeed in planting liberty anywhere! Strange to say, while the exiled republicans of France are bringing odium and contempt upon themselves by their murder conspiracies in England, and their wild ravings here, the Emperor of the French is sedulously engaged in repairing the damuge done to the cause of European democracy, llis recent measures for the suppression of nearly all the useful journals ol France, and the further measures which have been laid before the legislative body with a view to arm the Emperor with still more power in view of the possibility of fresh attempts upon his person, are admirably calculated to de feat the effect produced by the late attempt at assassination. and to keep alive the democratic sentiment in the minds of the people. The measure* by which these have l>een followed? the appointment of General L'Espinasse. a mere N)idier, to the ministry of the Interior, and the genrral concentration of the whole power, pa tronage, and spoils of the State in the hands of a few military men?are sure to awaken a sentiment which the republicans themselves could hardly huve aroused. Things point but too plainly to a change of a startling character in Europe. Perhaps it may 1* precipitated by a quarrel Itetween France and England: perhaps the French people, borne to the earth by the load of despotism which they are carrying, may suddenly rebel against the last feather that may be laid upon them, and I may strike down the tyrant as they hare done thrice before. But however the outburst begins the signs of the times go to show that this generation shall not pass away before a new revolution bursts forth in Europe which shall scatter the Napoleon dynasty to the winds, and not leave a continental throne standi..g except perhaps the Russian. Purr aan St<* its.?This devoted city is rapidly rushing into a whirl of excitcmrtit in stock gambling and religious revivals. Satan is liusy all the morning in Wall street among the brokers, and ail the afternoon and evening the churches are crowded with saints who gambled in the morning. So we go. The Rxsn.r of tw* Stavthno CovrwrrrFE n* FKAfnM.?The Standing Committee on Frauds, created by the Board of Aldermen fcr I the purpose of investigating sundry frauds on ; the City Treasury alleged to have been die| covered in the Street Department, brought their labors to a close yesterday. The result of their numerous sessions, which have been extended over ee\ eral weeks, have proved to be precisely a* we foretold in the first instann Thev .vi journcd yesterday with the declaration from the chairman that, after examining all the ca*e? Irefore them, they found it impossible to diecover anything, and should leave fhp whole concern to be finished by those who were paid for attending to It. We presume the Corporation Connect is the party here referred to; but if that functionary cannot succeed in eliciting anything more satisfactory concerning the frauds than the retiring committee have done, there 1* very little likelihood of any of the offender* being brought to juetice. As we raid from the period wb>n this hum bug committee wa* instituted, nothing ha? been revealed through it* instrumentality except the agreeable fact that the city ha* been groHr 1 defrauded But by whom or In what depart ?. meat cf the city government they have utterly failed to discover, aa we knew they would. The public will decide for itself whether the whole thing was got up really to expose the evil doers or to only throw a cloak over them. We have before expressed an opiuiou in favor of the latter idea The committee promises us a report in a Bhort time It will, uo doubt, be a very satisfactory document Failure of the Quarantine Commission.? From the report of the first interview between the New York Commissioners tor the removal of Quarantine and the special committee of the Kpw Jrrtuav T.cmalatiiro nhirh u'fUl unnnintorl tn meet them, it is quite evident that the hopes which have so long been entertained of removing our Quarantine to Sand7 Hook must now be abandoned. Jersey is resolutely resolved not to permit us to occupy Sandy Hook; and while our Commissioners are merely losing breath in arguing againBt a foregone conclusion, they are placed in a ridiculous position by the presentation of memorials from New York merchants and New York insurance companies against the removal. The sooner we make up our minds to let the Quarantine stay where it is, the better; we can at all events save the expense of the three Com miseioners. who are now travelling to ai-d fro, in a perfectly helpless and useless manner, at a severe cost to the State. The Mayor and Boards of Health can have some understanding about the anchorage of yellow fever vessels this season; we take it that the greatest danger of malaria and contagion arises from the anchoring of vessels in such a position that bedding and other contaminated material, thrown overboard from them, floats to shore, and is picked up by poor persons and carried home. Nearly all the yellow fever cases which have occurred on Staten Island of late years were traced to this cause. Let the ships be anchored far from shore in the lower bay; let their bedding. Ac., be burnt, not thrown overboard; and then, let us make the best of the matter, and think no more of Sandy Hook. It would have been the best place for a Quarantine station; it could not have hurt the Jerseys; but they are obstinate and there is no use wasting more time on the matter. What is to be Done!?The lottery gamblers of Georgia are inundating this region with handbills of lottery schemes sent through the mail*. , ?e-The Unitarian churches?a species of pious infidels?set their faces against all religous revivals and religous enthusiasm They say it makes people crazy?so does stock gambling in Wall street THE LATEST NEWS. INTERESTING FROM WASHINGTON. DEFEAT OF THE ARMY BILL IN THE SENATE. Debate on the 0 B. Matteeon Expulsion Case in the House A FORTNIGHT'S LATER NEWS PRO* MEXICO. PROCEEDINGS IN THE NEW YORK LEGISLATURE. At, Ac* die. THE UTAH EXPEDITION five I>*)i Later Newa?Dtlgluuu Young, He* ber Kimball and Other. Imlli tnl l?r lli>h Tmaon. Br Lone. Fell 21, ISM K O. Browu* arrived her* lael aight in company with Vailed states Attorney liockadaj. They left Camp Scott January I. The health of the army continue J good, aal the weither waa remarkably mild for the regieo Very '. ttle now hid ft Hon. in 3 tn the immediate rcli-ty af the camp the (round wee almost bore The United State* leetnct Oourt here rnd cted Brghats. Young, Heber Run bill and otb<"-? ?o? high treason. The Mormon Legislature wen still in nea-ioo The litest diteo received from the States were to the tit of October Much aniiety was felt to hear from tn* East.tnconre queace of the rumored money panic IVtwa ben Mexico. NawOaixiM. Feb U, IMS The etoimihip Tenneseee his nrrred bore, b ring-rig Vera Cruz dais* to the (1st Inst. Little political change hid yet occur rod. il though Ute government waa violently opposed by Geaara. Mejla. who was also committing tembe outrage! upon tar people of S.erra Blancha. They had applied to th* tonsLUiUocal government it Guanajuato. for aid aga'aet him It wis reported that the Stales of Vera Cruz Ojwa and I*uebla had it;'. 1100 me a and forty p'ecej of aitlU. ry against Gen. /nioaga. The troubles in Cam -eechy had been ?rw:>-l The whole State of Y .catan **e united' Zc.oaga /.aioaga had tsrued a uecree making the dctiee on goods imported via Veia Crus and TUmp'.oo payable in the cap'. Ul and |iwi moot iitberwise would not be 'eoogn red. El IVyr'in romnienle severely on tb* arti ,c of Mis*, tor Forsyth and of the representatives ~-t European 1'owcrv 'n -ecngati'ng the new authorit y % on - Vrrt* a I of the America. BAUPAS.m 25?It P K There are is 7ft no egns of theateamshp America,so* due at thj> port w-.ta three la.-? later Lew 1 from Europe. A Ugbt south ?od it b'owing and it is snowing Affhtn In tl'sahlngton. thkpgpgtt op TRI A*HT Pill,- Fl kthkp l>*\ 11orwtmxru ppat-pctivo m* $h7.000 fwaw, rrc. Wawhsotos. Fct 25,1VP The defeat of the Army bill tn the Senate to day t* regretted even by U oppone .tt. and Mr Hale's taction to recoaatder the vote, which it lop pending, ta at indication of It. L' Mr. Hale's motion to reooftalder dree not prevail. it will alow ennclutlrely that no b'l of any W * d ? regD'ar* or cn'onlee'"?wi'l paa? that body The House Committee on Military Affair- hare matured a bill, and will report It an early aa pn?.;bie, raising tive ceguneate of volunteers Thin Mil Pill >ndo ibte<!|p pma the House, bnt tl will never get through '.be senate L'claaa the ndmntstration get the add tiona regiirects asked for In some ahape?either voluntee-j or otherwise?It Pill find itnelf very much embar ass?-?l and will he mmpe'led to abandon the T?lah elpedilloa At leant, ao t am sfnrtneri on h'gh author'ty The Tariff Investigating Oomm'ttee ar? ot th? '.rac.g of nntne peraone who figured ettenelvely J the lobby last session. and who received a portion of the eighty eeren thousand dollars. (Icorge AeUmun. of Manaacbua<tta, will. If Uiey cau find him, be brought before thr committee, and It le tb< ugh' he car throw nddt'ic al 'Ight -1 hat anhjeot Tha dev*'rtp<*toaota are getting rich Wolwtt threatens to make an cwfwwc of the whole trarwaction hut those who ahare-i in the digtributfon if m-cey are urging him to hold out to the bitter end. ma (iiwmu avwapAeng laweAttw Washiwitos, Feb 2A. lit# The defeat of the Army hill In the Senato -i^act cotudered as conclusive against aa incr n?s? .?f the army. a? It Is thought the bill {vending In th? Hnue* will, si ght amendments, he accepted by a majority of the Senate The House Committee on Fleet tone hare come to no conclusion respecting the Ohio contested case The Supreme Court WtU adjourn to morrow uatil the Aral of Apr'! neit. ft is not true that the House Committee 00 Territories liave agreed to report a hill for ?h> territorial government of Worn Nrrnit* Thry hare mo-olf ?larMod t'> mnaid^r Urn tpmorni on thai anbjoot, Hon Jnmo? R. Clay, of Mntur?y. was ia h!j >oot ia tb* Hon*? to day, and r?c?lr?d tbo c ngnti cf b a frieada. x I WmtTWlH OOAORKM. Wasaisuros, Fab. 26. 186*. ma MMM am navy?( ajtuiuw and hum monvt Mr. Mason, (adm.) of Va, presented resolutions asking information as to the condition of the navy for ???"y year* part; alao, relatiVe to capture# of veaaeia and prse money during the laat war. tub cask or nn minxiwota k*xato?h. Mr. Owmnmss, (opp ) of Ky., presented a letter from Mr. Shields, and moved that he take his seat aa finnalnr Prom Minnesota. The letter argues that Minnesota Is a sovereign State and one of the members of the United Stales It refers to several precedents for the guidaaoe of the Senate La the matter. A division took place as to whether !t was a privileged question Mr. Ptgh, (adm.) of Ohio, thought it was, hut coo lead ed that Minnesota had net so far complied with the terms ofadmiAsioo as to entitle bee 8ecalore to be sworn with out some action of Con trees Mr. Chittkndsn sent up Mr. Shields' credentials Mr. Ckittkmib* argued that the matter was a question of privilege. He contended that Mr Shields' right to a seat was as good as his own. and urged the Importance of immediate action. Mr. Johnson, (adm.) of Ark , moved to lay the subject on the table. Lost. by a vote of 2d to 22. Mr. Toon la, (adm ) of Ga.,said the whole question was, "Is Minnesota a Stater" He submitted a resolution refer ring the que.-tine of Mr. Shields to the Judiciary Committee. with instructions to inquire whether Minnesota was a State in the Union under the constitution. thb akmv hiix was then taken up for consideration. The pending propssition was the substitute of Mr. Johnsou, of Tennessee, for the employmfDt of 4,000 volunteers. This was amended by reducing the number to 3,000. The bill was then dUcuAsed at length, and the substitute rejected by 23 against 26. Mr. Honikr. (adm ) or Va , proposed,as asubstituto for the original bill, to increase the regular army by adding to it one regiment 01 dragoons anu two regiments of infantry Mr Pttoh, (adm ) of Ohio,moved to amend Mr. Heater's substitute, by authorizing the 1 "resident to accept of Um gervice* of volunteers, not exceeding 3,000, to serve as cavalry |or Infantry for two' yearn, unless sooner die charged. Thlg w?? adopted by 27 against 26 The biM in this form was then reported to the Senate and rejected by 16 against 36, as follows :? Atks? Messr?. Bell, Biggs Broderick. Cameron. Criueaden. Douglas. Green. Gwtn. Houston Johnson of Tennesses. Mallorj, l'ugb, Seward, Smart, Thompson of Kentucky, Toombs Nats?Messrs Allen, Bayard, Benjamin, Bigler, Brown. Chsndier Clark Clay, Dixon. Doollttle. Curkee. Evans, Fessenden, Fitch. Foot. Foster, Hale. Hamlin Hammond. Har Ian. Huuter. Ivrrson Johnson of Arkansas, King. Maeoo Polk Sebastian. Simmons, Slidell Sumner, Thomson or New Jersey, Trumbull, Wilion, Wright. Yulee. Aiwb.ntlkh?Messrs. Bates, Bright. Collsmer. Davis, FluPatrick. Jones. Kennedy, Pearce. Re id, Wade, Henderson. Tim misumirhhtanding RCTWKB.V ssnators BJUJ AN? JOHNSON. An amicable personal explanation took place betweea Messrs. Bell and Johnson of Tennessee. Mr. Bki.l remarked that he did act say that he would disregard the instructions-of the Tennessee Legislature, but that he would not obey them; nor did he say that he would vote for the admission of Kansas under the Le comptoo constitution. He was was inclined to go against it. but would await new developementa. Mr Skward begged leave to interpose, saying that he had paid particular attention to Mr. Bell's speech, sal vbea Mr Johnson replied, he saw that Mr. Johnson had misapprehended when he spoke as if Mr Bel', had pledged himself to vote for the admission of Knnewi un der the l/ccompton constitution. Adjourned till Monday. House of RvprcoentottwMi Washington, Feb. 26, 1866. Mr. QrmiAN, (adm)of Mas., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill authorizing the orgaaiza lion of a regiment of mounted volunteers, for the defenco of the frontiers of Texas: also authorizing tha President to call out, as occasion may require, four additional regi meets of volunteers. Mr. Quitman expressed his opinion that this was more indicative of public sentiment than aay yet presented. Anion thereupon was postponed till Wednesday . TR* HATTUSON KXPnAION CAAS The following resolutions were them taken up for consideration:?* Whereas, at the last session of Congress, a select committee of this House reported the following resolutions, to wit;? ItPanrvIra^ That fWsmns Q m mamhas rJ IlhU House f?om the State of New York, <Ld incite part e* deeplj .jterested in the passage of a joint resolution for construing the Per Moines grant, to have here and to use i large -um of nK-er and other valuable considoratlou corruptu , for the purpose of procuring the passage of sa:i joist resolution through this House - Resolved, That Or-amus B Matteson, in declaring that a large cumber of the members of this House had as-ociated tbemaelv? together sod pledged themselves, escu to the other, not to vote fcr snv law or reeolutioc granting money or lands. uc!e?? they were paid for It,has faiseij and wilfully assailed and defamed the character of the Heme and ha- proved himself unworthy to be a member thereof. Resolved, That Oraamus B Matteson, a member of thi* House from the State of Nee York, be, and is hereby enpt'led there'Vom '' And whereas, the first of -aid resolution* was adopted by the House of Representatives on the iiTih of February last, by a vote of 14f> yeas to 1* nays. and the said second resolution was adopted by the House on the same day without a division and whereas, said Matteson had, prior to acy rote being taken on the list resolution, resigned hs seat in the House, and thus eroded the effect of tbo same and whereas, the said Mstteeoc ts a member of this House, with the imputations conveyed by the passage of the Cist tao of the foregoing resolutions still upnohia and without having been subsequently ndonsd by his Constituent* therefore, Resolved, That said committee take the aforesaid state of facts fnto consideration sad report to this House, If say, and If so, what dPt.aa may be necessary and proper to maintain and vindicate thr character of this Hcuso. Mr. Harms, (opp ) of It!., expressed hid firm belief that the House bad power and it was its doty to pass the csolu. on. and to do it at once All the facts 19 the rase were in the form of depositions, with which thtf iw>m'<m were probably fan i'.iar Mr Kartr, (adm t o!8. C.. sail mat on a former oeca sxm he hal moved, as ?a act of just'ee. the postponement o! tne case, having been informed that Mrs Mattesoa wsa sick He had since then iraruej that the statement was fabricated Borne accounts nay that she was sick, an t others that she was enjoying better health than ever. Ife read a statement from the family physician to the sBeri that Mr* Mstteson bad not s>ec a well day for six months past, act during the last few weeks had 3ufferel m;.*e than ever. Mr Rs? ash (aim ) of Ga , said ? more important quer lion could not be presented lie voted fhr the eipuistoa of Mr M*Ue?<<n because be thought it just; out he wouk defend bis conatltuunaai -ighu ts the Ucuse The ' a*t Cong-ess bad exhausted its constitutional power over the subject Where is the law or the clause is the cot. htitution prohibiting the pr >p> torn sleeting soy mas they chose* Mr. VTAvror, fopn ) of Ohio, contended that the Hocsv b us! step * .thin toe spirit of constitutional rules end lie rcirr oi too ormmr.r. Aw?saiueiv, tnai r.c ir *l aba . be punlehed tw'oc for (ho aame offer, ce Mr EVK-u Lu a'rcaJy boos trod, cos v. Clod atd punished M- Toim (?< ? ) of I* , believed that Kstteecr was gu:ity. and that hie conduct ?u disgraceful at so Aaor or. < It loon, hut rnotendrd that (bo constitution gave Go greee no pcwer to <'X[?\ member except for dlso leriy cosdurt. Tho Houee should adopt ruioo woiob bon d ho tbo ground of expulsion He anticipated ar good result# from deciding tbla caee lathe absence of ouob rule* Mr Mattee<>n'a constituent* doubtless would irn November place tbo seal of condemnation upos bix ere duct Fact roor'itspoc,, should have Ibe right to decide for itatlf tbe character of Its own representative Mr Oii.iHiiae, (r>pp ) of Ohio, said the per pie of Mr Mat ttics sOocgreasijaal district bad a right to bo rcpreaeatod op the floor of this rto.iae hot Mr. Maltese n's absence ehowo conclusively that he ought not to he here Neither the s.ckuext of a wife, nor the death of a fat\er( for the Hires* of fVletda, sb'uld detair a mefnb?r from h!? prst He -ejotcsu that (he wort of purification had commenced t; the repabiicaa party, and 'avckel th? to eetahi'ah a precedent fcy aa mice d *te derN'mt) Mr Hrrinse, (adm ) of ltd., was opposed to hasty ae tics.f therefore moved the reference of :he reeol-.t cna to the Judiciary Committee. Mr Furni, itVm ) of Vs., contended that !t wae tho rght and duty of the Hcuse to rape, a member for 1st PT< per cot duct; hut thrnglit ite acton should be roe tmi].,! hy good and eultlceni r?aentj? It wee due to Mr Mat.cscu s constituents that the House should act, la or dr - to given tfcem aa rf p> riot ?e t> paea tbemaeH-e# open hi* conduct. He favored the reference to setee* or other committee. Mr tfwww*, ("pp ) of Ohio wo u'd r*fee'he matte* to the Committee of Judiciary Hr doubted whether the Hruae had the ppw?r to evpet Mr Mat tesoe a^a n He beiiered Mr Mattewm'e tfat wua a fair one Punishment ftllrwed It, and yet Mr. f%?ith wo ltd punish him again for the aatrie cflbcoe. He pf teawd in the name of Justice against aueh a proofed'"* He wanted the power of the House limited by "egtelauo* as to the particular manner of -Jeatag with such queepona of pr.v liege. . ^ . ,. ... Mr Jiinao. i'aJm > of T?on , aa'd that be wew-S expel Mr. Malison, not only ae a punishment. but for .nepunll cation of the House He would favor hie lirg ae f.e fJones) should be a tn?mi>er of the Houae, if M' Matleaon'a rooetltneute -honld re elect h m Heron a ,it?niia..Oed f r a member of the A Mr" fvJ.-'T.rr ) '* Iowa. <-raidceed Mr MaUeao. no wi.rthT of aaeoe.atlon with membara, anu the.r *tir reaper! reoulred hi* captilah* , , , . . Mf H??*ie imp ) of III . defended the reso,utioii Ho aadthat* gro?* outrage '1 b?" n imunaltted, and the Hov-< In (Ik* enpuiaion of Mr. Matteeon had removed i-rathrome evcrc-senee. They were not puntihtng htm tw'ce for tbr MM olfrBrr but only rind'ratiag the char arter of the Houas Ho would not bo compelled to ait w'lh fellow* and mco* ndrcioif hr could help himae'.f The coentrc dewao<led Matte on'? evpuMon Mr "MoKtMiA. f"PP ) ??l VI, vkrd whether Matteeon a ronet.tuen" bad denta; led it, or whether there were any petit'on* for it* Mr IUmhih awid that it had received batehM of !?tt*r? and oew*|apcrs, but d,dn t know or rare about petition* The Hocae wa? acting independently of Matteaon'a ora atiti.ent* Mr Oaow, i "pp.l of I'a., aa'd the letter on which tho charge* again*!. \l?tt<?nn were liaeed waa known to h.t constituent* at the time he wae elected to t ongreas The gentleman from Illinoie bad said he "wouldn't alt bera with rogue* and villain*," but, continued Mr Orow, tho peop'e of the (Yngreenlrral dl?trlct? ebocae our aeeoria!?? If member* had thia right?If they can *ay who *hati a,t hr-?? vbty could cgcrcV tfcc power o( ljraata 'Juppote