Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 22, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 22, 1861 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK WHOLE NO. 8932. MORNING EDITION-FRIDAY, FEBRUARY HERALD. 22, 1861. THE PRESIDENTIAL PROGRESS. Departure of Mr. Linooln and Party from New York. Tk Receptions at Jersey City, Newark, Trenton and Philadelphia. HHN8I TUMOCT OP TBE JERSEY BICES. Tie Addresses of Welctm and Mr* LiDceln's Replies. MAT EXCITEMENT AND ENTHUSIASM. What May be Expected from Mr. Lincoln'i Inaugural. in vote riuiioT at tub oreai, a?.t Mif in? THE DEPARTURE FROM NEW YORK. Previous to the departure of the Presidential party several politicians made an ineffactual attempt to obtain m interview with Mr. Linooln. One lady, Mrs Bergen, ef Brooklyn, L. 1., however, managed to see the youngest branch of the family, and presented him with a neat miniature silken flag of the Union, with thirty-four stars, Ike whole the work of her own hands. THBY LKAVK THE A8TOR HOrSE. At about eight o'cloik A. M. the Presilent and cortege leek their departure from the hotel by the Yesey street entrance. In consequence of the change In the hour first announced at which Mr. Lincoln waa to leave the oity, very few people were gathered around the As tor House, ad the ceremony of "farewell taking" waa a compare lively quiet one. The party oocupied four carriages, which were driven to the Jersey City ferry, at which the Mm P. Jackson was moored, waiting for the distinguished (Mats. The boat was. very neatly decorated with flags, and Dodworth's Band, oonsisting of thirty pieces, was on board. THET ARRIVE AT TBS FERRY. Previous to the arrival of the President and party at the ferry house, the band played some fine selections from * Lucia di Lammermoor," which were changed on the ap pearance of the President to " Hal) Columbia" and the " Star Spangled Banner," during tho performance of which the wholo party embarke-t. Mr. Lincoln was re ceived on board the boat by Mr. Hardenburg, President ef the Board of Common Council of Jersey City, being in troduced by Mr. A. O. Zabriskie, Chairman of the Citi zens' Committee. The boat was under the charge of Su perintendent Wooleey, of tho Jersey City Transportation Oempany, who, as there was a little time to spore before tbe departure of tho special train, gave orders for the Teasel to be beaded towards the bay, so as to allow the party an opportunity to see the same. This extra trip was but a short one, but during the time several ladies were Introduced to Mrs. Lincoln and sister. Having reached the neighborhood of the Battery, the order waa given to change the course for tho Jersey City pier, which was accordingly done. During this trip the ban! played acme exceiltnt selections from "Lurllne" and "Martha.'' MILITARY AND NATAL SALUTES. When the John 1'. Jackson had cleared the pier on this aide of the river, the Canard Hteamers Africa and Jura, lpmg at Jersey City, began to fire a salute of thirty-four goes. These explosions of powder continued during the whole trip, and as the boat neared the pier on the Jersey sMe of the river the firing waa taken up by the Hudaon Cbunty ArtiUi ry, who alio gave the same Union salute. IbeCunard steamers were very finely deoorated with gaga in true holiday style, viz: running all over the ves sels from the water to the masthead, from mast to mast, and thence again to the water, adding much to Ibe beauty of the reception. As the President disem barked the band played the "Star Spangled Banner," and during the whole of the following proceedings select itrs were performed. MM. LINCOLN'S RECEPTION OF LADIES, la consequence of its not bavtngjbeen generally known that Mrs. Lincoln intended to bare reoetved the vitite ef ladies at the Actor House on Wednesday evening, the ?tvet of many prominent republican in this city there by lost an opportunity of seeing that lady. Among the names of the ladies said to have called upon the wife of the President clect, we And that of Mrs. Belmont, and several others who were not present on that occasion, other ladies being mistaken for them. THE RECEPTION AT JERSEY CITY. From an early hour an unusual bustle and -tir might bare been observed in the street* of this adjacent, though almost unnoticed, rival of the great metropolis. All the principal avenues leading towards the river were filled with numbers such a* could have been gathered only by a great, ourlo?:ty. What wonder that entire Jersey to rued out to see the sensation r When before had their elty been so noticed as to receive the presence of the latest agitator of public feelings 1 Heretofore they were compelled to cross over to Ksw York for even a little excitement, and were now deter mined to do full Justice to one who, although of almost entirely different political sympathies, gave them an opportunity of doing so in their own dominions Ladies compelled by their never falling curiosity to rise a few hours parlier than usual; merchants, mechanics and maiketmen, although called by business to Now York, turning from their accustomed path to swell the throng; clerks roused from an Idle life behind empty and customer less counters; primitive Jerssy men, those who have been characterized as an entirely distinct species of mankind, driving from inland towns behind Rosinantes the like of which oar "neighboring State" oan ahne pro dtace; all these, Joined on the road by excited ser vants, nurses and largo numbors of unruly boys, formed a continued throng which, traversing the city and receiving at every oorner new additions, finally cul minated at the depot in one of the greatest orowds which the recollections of several antiquated damsels?a very long range of tl?e past?could possibly recall. ADMITTANCE TO THE DKPOT. rushing, crushing, yelling, hooting, shrieks and cries for mercy and help, formed the interlude to the collecting and the opening of the doors. The immense depot?five hundred feet long and one fcundred and tec wide?was soon flUed by the anxJous expectants. The baloony? forming a gallery entirely around the building?had been reserved especially for the accommodation of ladies, ad mittance to whom was granted at half past soven In order mat they might escape the crushing and crowding of a miscellaneous collection of humanity. By eight o'clock the entire baloony was crowded to such an extent that those of -.he fair sex who could not gain admittance were compelled to ascend s atop higher and satiate their long ing by gazing through various openings in the rcof. rhe ground port of '.he bulking wns completely paved with masculine beads. In fee'. such a Crcjjrd had never before been assembled in tho vicinity, and we are safe?ooo stderlng the occepation of the immense space of the do pot, the balcony and roof?in putting down (his collect on ef Christians at twenty thoutaod. ARRIVAL MR. LINCm*. After a half hour of expectation, a long continued cbeer announced that the boat conta U??- <ri>iec> of U?elr gaztngs was in sl?ht, and in a very fe? moments afterwards the tine ?toarn?r J. P. Jvluon, ha?in3 as board this precans charge, entered the slip at tbeeo<: of tin- depo*., and vas aafwly moored. MIS ftKCKFTION. Mr. * in coin stepped on the bridg*, and wjs wanly re "red?though Informally?by Muy>r Van lo rd. rh > proceeded arm .n arm to the plat iorm prepared for hi? formal introtfuet io? to tho assetublml multifile, the ban' spptopruttelj plat Ing ' Ha l to the Chtof. > Tho puti orm war an open freight car, hanisimely arp. ted and u ranged wtth steps. Proceeding to tho t ,p of tht platform, ths I "resident was received with evnr< tymp: >m of public sympathy. Clwerj, king and loui. tnr "Lincoln'1 and "the Tukm'' fiile>l tha air, whilst the mer ng of sumberlsss hatdkmh>fs from the bal onisa hnpart-d a warmth to the (lCHowiit ud a -efreahtof oootneM to lh< atmosphere Tfce ftnt outburst subsiding, tbe Mayor stepped forward, surf, fronting Mr. Llneoln, saidhere exwwd tbe hospitalities of Jersey City to j ob . the President of the Dotted Suiee." Mr. Ltnooln bowed hie acknowledgment and briefly thanked the Mayor for hie municipal welcome. TBI STATS MCKPTIOK. After WliMr series of sheers aod do key demonstra tions of approval. Hon. To. L Dayton, Attorney General of th. state, and chairman of tbo legislative Committee, sWpped forward and spoke eloquently a* follows ? . "I'lWll or WUXUM l. VATNM. Homobrd Sib? In the absence of the Governor, and act ing m the capacity of hw substitute, I give you a oordial oot to the Sra'e of New Jersey. I weloome you to tbe h- arte and homos of our cr liens We may not bo able or hope to equal the magintic.-noe of tbe rvaUon which baa thus Car Attend*! your oourse to the capital, but in curdWiity we are second to noo*. (Great cheer UK ) 8!r, we have unwnblml here to testify our appre ciation of rour character, our unwavering loyalty to the l? wet and catisUiutiOD, and our devotion to the interests of this treat country and the perpetally of the Ufcioa. (foiitii uvd applause?Mr. Llneoln bowing asseat to the remarks.) We desire to live In harmony with all. Bm. people of New Jersey are united?they prefer one eoun try, one flag and one destiny. I'pon you, sir, on when so much depends, we feel that we may feariassly rely. Tbe piople will attend you to the capital with their foad est hop< s, their beg' wishes and their most earnest prayers. Again I welcome you to New Jersey. The remarks of Mr. Day too were oloeely attended to by the President elect and received the approbation of all. After performing several of his unique but not over graceful bows, Mr. Lincoln, taking a short time to collect himself, stepped to the end of the platform and said:? KMPOSSa OP MR. IJXOOLN. ANT) GKNlLEMfCT OK THK J+TiTS l/K VtW JDWEI? I shall only thank you briefly for the very kind reception you bave given me?not personally, hut as a national leprepcntatlve. I will be met <requently, in the heart of y-'iur SLjie. by your brethren, as here. I will not have strength to speak often. I will simply greet you, ami say farewell. You have deputed a man to re ceive mo?a man who is an honor everywhere, and to Co wb*e remarks justice it would require a full hour. I can t give an hour, and so close by saying 1 endorse all that ho has said. Farewell. Prolonged cheering followed these remarks, and cries for Hamlin, who, however, was not present. LINCOLN IN A CROWD. All speeches being finished, nothing remained to attract the attention of the crowd hut Lincoln himself, around whom everybody pressed. For some minutes all moving was impossible, and the President smilingly agreed to "hild on" for a little while until "they've all looked as much as they like." Somebody proposed that Mr. Lincoln should show bis beauteous countenance to tbe ladies in the balconies, which hint was immediately followed, and our future Chief Magistrate perching him self on the topmost part of the platform, turned com pletely around, stretching his face towards tbe ladies on all sides. He then said:?"lhave been called upon to show my handsome face to the ladies, with which I of course comply; 1 bare the best of it tbere as you cm all see." Tbeso remarks were received with great favor by those for whom tbey were Intended?a redoubled tittering and waving of handkerchiefs palpably showing such ap proval. Every effort was now made to gain the cars intended for Old Abe's removal; success was finally obtained tbrougb the strategic knowledge of Colonel Ellsworth and the other military attache* of the suit*. Two decorated cars, drawo by a gayly docked locomo tive, formed the train into which the future occupants of the White House were ushered. Choers assist Mr. lin eoln up tbe car steps, cheers puih him Into the car, and choers shut tbe door to further demonstration* of lore? those signs which moet generally annoy and incommode their object. The cars start slowly, inorease th ir motion, and Abra ham 1 Jucoln has Jersey City no linger between himstif and the White House?the goal of Amcrictr. ambition. EN ROUTE FROM JERSEY CITY TO NEWARK. New Jersjy, or rather that large proportion of it which lies beside the Camden and Am boy Railroad, yesterday indu'ged in a prolonged popular patriotic spasm, whi^h .vill no doubt form an era in the history of every man, jtoman and child who participated in the ovation for at l'nst s generation to come. Certainly if curiosity to see a live President was never manifested before, it yester day found full vent, and little else was done during the day throughout the route of I "residential travel from Jersey City to the confines of the State, except to indulge this desire and to complete tbe satisfaction thereat with copious potations of " Jersey lightning. ' THE RECEPTION AT NEWARK. Tbe President elect having accept"! tho invitation o the Common Oouoctl of Newark to tarry for a brief pe. riod on hta way to tbe capital, the chief city of the only Northern State who*o electoral vote *unot given for tho party who have been instrumental in placing a compara tively obscure politician in the proudest and moat re. sponsible positloa to which millions of freemen can ele vate one of tbelr fellows, has been alive with excitement 'or the part two days. All the citizens, irrespective of party, united in determining to give Mr. Lincoln a cordial reception. The Central Republican Club posted resolutions 10 receive Mr. Lincoln, but as the stay ef the President would be very brief, they concluded to cooperate with the Mayor in the reception The arrangements were admirable, and the police force was so numerous in an ! ?ro\md the depot that a; good order as one could expect upon snch an exciting occasion was preserved It was arranged that Mr. Lincoln Enould be received at the Mor ris depot, located In tbe upper part of tbe city; conee ?Tuently st an early ho<ir the committee of the Common >mncil, tbe Republican Committee, the editors and re porters or tbe press, a few distinguished citixetis and a select party of ladies wore in attendance in tbe waiting room, and succeeded in pawing away the morn-rg by the interchange of soctai on unities. Precisely at half past nine the arrival of Use train which carried the distinguished KU?st was corrm'inicated to the Mayor and the committee, end without any deiay Mr. Lincoln was cooducte-l from the railway car to ths ladies' wilting room by Eon. W. L. I>avton, who joined ? he President at Jersey City. Alderman Cleav.jr, Chairman of tbe Cnuici; Committee, received Mr. I.ixooin. and introduced bim to tho Mayor, spraaw or wavor air.i-ow. Mayor Bigclow proceeded to address the President el~ct as follows? Mr PnwjTiKvr Fi o* rm T"mtw> ti * its?In behalf of the Common Orun>ii%f Newark and our fellow citizen* we tender you our most oar dial welcome. I welcome ou, sir, In behalf of the c'ticens >f tho mo>t populous city in our State, who have ever been loyal toAhe cudsM ? ution an ! maintained the Integrity of the Cni'.?n; who < uteriam an aro-nt hope that your administration will be {overbed by that wisdom and by that discretion whioh will be the means of transmitting the confederated States is a unit to your successors, and through them to all ^ flier at loos. At the conciiston of this appropriate Address Mr. Lin coln responded Ln the following terms.?? ML UHOOI.'J'S Rlfl f. Mr. Mayo*?I thank you for tbe reception which you g ve me at your city, am can only say in response to it 'hat 1 bring a heart sincerely devoted to he work which you desire I should do. That 1 shad have the ability to perform it I cann <t hope unless I shall bo sustained by litvtne Providence, and by this great, free, happy and .n 'cl)'g<-nt people. With that support, 1 tbaii not fail: without it, I cannot hope to s icoeed. \m * allow me tj bat k you. When Mr. Lincoln ooncluded his speech be s^s con. ducted to an opan barouche drawn by four oplendlj grays. Hon. W. L. Dayton, Mayor Hlgeiiow aid Aidr man Cleaver occjpled seats jx tho carriage tho lYestdcnt. Other carr.ages were provided for the Cum ?no? Council and the Kepubltcan Committee. Horn after Mr. I.incoln took his seat lu the carriage th? prosejs on was formed, headed by a cavalcade of 160 horsemen, who prrsenttd an imposing appearance. As th? carriage in which the distinguished stranger was seated pastel 'hr'iugh the dtpot and entered Broad street, a volley of cbeeri went op from the Immense crowd that hi. a-som oicd to gee the forthcoming Chief Magistral of our g'o t Ions co'ivry, wn??> preservation is cunfi<i?d totf.e hands iif a man whom his bittere-it opponents cheerfully ac knowledge brings an hones*, heart and a comprehensive utellcct to tbe performance of this onsmtia task. Wo mitte! ?o state that Mr. 1 Inc.'n. It U onderstcod, on ac o; tint the invitation to visit Ntwark, requested to be uir iducpd to Ctiicf .' j??ce llo.-nblower, for Baony ysari . distinguished cltizoa of Ns? Jersey. /ho venerable hief ia^tioe was in attendance at he >epo\ and marked ? ttentton wae paid tc him. He is over Line'.y-flve years f s*e, and having voted fcr tbe lift President of the 'mted S'ta.e-!. he was anxious to have .in interview with he r? n'ly elected President. Mr. iioooin received the venerable patriot with much cordiality. The seiv in Broad street wbile the praoftai.n was paaaing wu magDifl?< nt although iik? crowd was gro?.t, the Width of the MrNt preveiitoil any confusion nod tb<s nobl? street, of whNh Um cNhcm of Newark a-e deserv edly proud, moat have made a favorable impression upon the Mind of Mr. Lincoln. There wore not loan than twen ty Ave thousand per pie in the streets. In abort, all Newark turned out en matt to receive Old Abe. The windows of all the stores and private residences were Ailed with tbe fair lex, who waved tbetr handkerchief* aid smiled moat tweet)} a* Mr. ljnooin passed. A vary patriotic individ ual saw lit to express hia indignation at the movements of the secessionists by suspending an efligy of one of thai ciaM over his tailoring establishment, upon whhb wu inscribed the tmphatic worda, " llang the traitor." Along the route American tugs were suspended fr m the windowa of the bouses, and in aome instances the national flag was hung across the spacious street. Nt thing of particular moment occurred along the way, sa\ e the renewed cheering of the thousands who were eongr< gated to receive the President, until they arrived in (heatnut street, where the pupils of a large public school were assembled oaInkle of the building. The boys displayed a large flag and sang "Hail Columbia" and other patriotic air* as the procession wended its way to 4 the depot. When the President arrived the train waa air* ady in waiting to convey him en his journey. With out any difficulty, Mr. IiMfitn was conducted to the car, and in a moment or two after the signal was given for di-psrture. Mr. Linooln stood upon the platform of the rear car, and oontinued to bow to the citizens until the train was out of sight. The demonstrations of applause at the depot, which was densely crowded, were very faint in c mparison with the cheering whlctTgreeted the President In the main street. Altogether the Newark reception reflected credit npen the city, and was, we predict, as agreeable an ovation n Mr. Linooln has re ceived since be commenced hia pilgrimage to the White House. THE TRIP BETWEEN NEWARK AND TRKN TON. Leaving Newark the trainfrufebed along uninterruptedly until it reached Elizabeth City. Here a large crowd had convened in the depot, and their continued cheers brought the President elect to the platform of the c%r, where he bowed his arknowledgi tents and retired. The stoppage was only for a couple of minutes, when pro gress was resumed. Salutes were rooeived from the various trains along the road as they thundered by the "special." Rah way and several other small station* on the route were passed without stopping, the train moving slowly, how ever, to enable the throng to see the President and re ceive bis response to their cheers in repented bows from tbe platform. At New Brunswick the looomotlve was changed, and here, during tbe delay that ensued, took place a sinking of, bands and a series of "God bless you's!" "How d'ye do, Old Abef" "Hurrah for the President!" he. which are but a repetition of scenes already familiar Just outside the town a solitary Wide Awako reared his cap in air and indulged in his lonely emotions, notwith standing the oft repeated injunction that no partisan re ceptions were to be allowed. At Princeton there was a large gathering, hut no stop. THE ARRIVAL AND RECEPTION AT TRKN TON. This tu the frrtmd feature of the day, and to this point wended their way thousands of tb? people of the vicinity, knowing it to be the only place whore they were likely to hear the tones of the Presidential voice or to obtain a shake of the Presidential hand. The arrangements for the reception wore admirable. A strong police force wan detailed about the dei>ot. which bad been thoroughly cleaned, and no person w.v admitted upon the premises without a badge or a permit. Very geod naturodly but somewhat impatiently the Trentoni anfl submitted to this unusual Interference with their prerogatives, but the metropolitans of Trenton iui'1 the metropolitan* of New York arc a different clans of beings. The former don t break heads, swear at women and chil dren,'and do various other Impolite things to which we of the city are accustomed, and consequently, with the exception of a lew poc.ets pl-'ked and a few corn* trod upon, the grumblers were contned to a very small number. Ihe special train with the President and suite arrived at twelve o'clock, the fact being announced by a saluto of artillery. Disembarking, Mr. Lincoln was met by Mayor Mills and the Common Council, and by the Mayor was addressed in the following words ? Hosoun Bin?in the name of the citizens of the capital of the Stale of New Jersey I have the honor to extend to you a most cordial weloone to our otty. It wtD be a pi, aaure to do all in our power to make your vtslt hsre most agreeafcle, and, sir, could yetr oflvi&l duties allow you to extend your visit, we could point you to Incidents in the early struggles ef oar lathers which would excite in your breast, as tbey do in that of every true patriot, deep veneration for th" soil upon which you troad. But, sir, with your permtfsion, I will now escort you to the State Capitol, where the members of the legislature and the State are in waitlcg to do you i'urth r honois. The President was then escorted to on open barouche, and accompanied br Senator l ook, the CLairman of the Committee of An an#*mente, joined in the procession which hal formed as an escort. This consisted of A Troop of Horsemen. TV Pater son Biues, Captain C. CriffltliH. accompanied by Shelton's Band of New Yoik. The President fclect. The State Committee in open carriages The President's suite. The Mayor aii.l Common C :n?U. Citizens generally. The latter, however, contented themseives with form Jig a sidewalk committee, and, for s smal clly like Tren ton, presented a most cred table aspect The cortege proceeded through State street direct to the Capitol?houses, windows, fences, walks, ail being thickly lined with the multitude, and enthusiastic ac cording to the peculiarities of the crowd. The ladies especially ?ere out tn full force, and, as usual, waved their irrepre^ble handkerchiefs withouj ceasing. Co ictrj belles and beam had Socked into town In large numbers and the city was actually "Ml." The number of persons present *as estimated at twenty thousand. Arr'ving at the State House the Pres.dont was ushered at once into the Serate chamber, nhere were in waitiog the Senate, State officers, a large number of ladies and gentlemen, the former in the gallery, and the following Committee o' Reception from Philadelphia, who came to Trenton :o moet the President in the mornoig ? CitUmt' M*rtCoinmitt** ?Hon John M Butler. Morton McMicbaei, Hon. William P. Ke)ley, John IV Watson. l>r. David Jayne, Charles ? Ogden, Evan Bogerff, Thos Web ster, Jr. David Paul Br- wn, Wm. B. Thomas, George H. Moore, Daniel Dougher'y, Henry C. Oarey. (My Council O mmUt-r?Charles B. Tregi>, Pres'dect , Con won Cornell: W. P. Hacker, Colonel Wm. B.*df*rd, A.J. Otthi wood. J. P. WetnsrlU. The President took hk stand tn the middle aisK di rectly m front of th? des* of the presiding oil; or, at.d was then addmsed b> that as follows ? .'?piacH ok no*, sunt sd ? anj?\. riuauma <>? nm viw?In the name and .n bonalf of the Lag'sUVar* of New Jer?ey ! we!:oai" you to tne capital of our fute. KJect-d to the h.?h and responsible ofll? e of President of the rn!t?d .stales, y >u will ?oon take upm ymwlf the solemn daty to wl kit yoi have b? er called. Yin goto preside over the destinies of this vast ooantry at a tine of great distrsction and mm:nent per.'., when the hearts of ?i: true pat-Ms are 0.led with solicitude and anaiety, and wh*n the true sons of liberty stand appalled k*. tne approa hing crjis. That yoti may receive from <>n high wisd"ts t? djeet and strength to sustax yon in the dis charge of the labors of your offloe, as I that yo>> may s? succeed as to merit the universal pland t of "W<)11 done, good and faithfUi servant," Is, I am sure, I >-day the prayer of mdlions of freemen. <}o, honored s.r, to your great task, an ! may Cod go w'tb you (Appln ise.) Mr. IJnoola, who was stand. ig in the brood amis of the chamber calmly listening tc this brief and po.n'. d ad diets, paused a moment to remove h.s gloves, then bow log on either s de to the ^ anl ti the President, advanced a step forward and responded m felloes.? srncg o- UiKOi*. Mk. Patsrown *xn CarrutMRl o? titr -trsA-s tr twk St?vi i* Sht l?n>-k. ? I am very grate.'ul to you fir tho Inn irsble reesp"s|i of wh,;t I tia s V <la> *>eec the ob^ je t. I 'innot 'int remenbsr ,he p ace that Ve* /ersey holds In our -?riy btnu>ry. In the revolutionary s'ruggle f?w of *he sta'.f* sm.'iig '.he Old rh.rt??n had more of ihe battle rtelds of thecuuuiry wih.n th i.r ...x'ts thau old S><? Is'sey. 'ila/ be pard >te I If, upo" Mils occas m, I me iti in th'staway b* ? m xr. t ihi.dh.Kxl oi the ??arliest <isjs fit niy t>etn< able V> re?-J, I go; i old of a "mall b ok?"t'.eriif te of WstMngtm '?a work wbwh wi( st of the jo'iag 'r men here have lover *eer. 1 re men. ^?r ths*. >b all ihe aownw's then g'ven of the battle lie; ,* and stmsales for 'he i^b'riles of this c.ain- I try, nc>D<' ?l<e<t tlijMSalv's upon in/ iiiiag^iaiioa so de?,p!7 as th" s'r'iggl1 Vie *t Trsutot. Now 'irsey fhe rrossmg of the n?er, tbs cco:?*t witl the ilossians, the grta' UardsMps endured at tho time, all Uted them Salves utto-i my ud moro thaT m>j o'her s.nglo rrvd-itiona-y event. Atid >o'i aU know, f r y m V-e all bean ho>s, how t.aese eerly impress, me last locger lass any other. I rec ilen Uuca ng lien? bey even though I w?>_th*t there mint have b?m si meibing more than common that Umho men stronled ! ft' ?"??""?tolly saxioua that that thing for wbteh ilit j then that ^>n<,thiDf tjvf n more u tional independence, thai something whlh bekl out ? I great promise *? all the people of the world to ail t me to j c? uie. una exceedingly aiiiioua Unit this I'iuoo, the [ Mtiititutton of this Dawn and the llbertks of this poo pie f tall be pnprtnaM in accordance with the or Urinal , Idea for which that struggle was made VapST) And I K^all be met happy Sfoeed if t JTto wZKbft i iMtrummt in the band* of the Almighty, and of this | His almost chosen people u instruments also in th2> I bands of the Almighty for perpetuating the object of tha great struggle. You give tne this reception, an I i undei stand, without distinction or party. I team that this bedy Jm om posed of a minority of . entlemen who, In the exercise of their beat judgment in the choice of a chief magistrate, did not tbtnk 1 wan the man. 1 unuer stand, nevertheless that they come forwtrd here to greet me as the oittstltutionaliy elected President of th. Halt* Mates, aaelttsens of tbe ignited States and representatives ot the citlasaa of the L'nited Stales to meet the man who, for the time being, is the representa tive of the majesty of the nation, ^ bvXe .tLte 1 Fhr?Zi?r'^Knl"0t^ <**>?"?"<? or the Union and the liberties of the jieopie. As such I accept this recep l tieoj more giatcfully than 1 could do did I believe it were tendered to me as an Individual. Allow me now to bring my remarks to a clone. uru)" ' **? Lincoln then shook hands with the President of the Senate and was introduced to each of the members Ho was likewise presented to the Philadelphia Joint Commit tee, and r< cognising among them a number of old friends,

s pent a brief time in that running happy conversation which is one of his agreeable characteristics. Then arm in turn with Senator Oook be walked across the hall into THK ABBEMB1.Y CHAMBER, where were gathered the State representatives and other officials, besides a crowd of others admitted by tickets The galleries, as in the Senate chamber, were iUled by ladies. tin tbe entry of Mr. Lincoln considerable confusion en sued fiom the universal desire to bear and see; and seve ral ejaculation! fell forcibly enough on th? ear to excite grave suspicions that Jersey men are not more patient than their mercurial neighbors; but quiet was at length restored, and the Speaker, Hon. T. R. Teexe, addressed | Mr. I Jncolc as follows;? ? sntww oi- KpmKim txkzk. On behalf of the General Assembly of the Slate of New Jersey, It aflords me pleasure, sir, to wokxnue you, tbe President elect of the l'nited States, to the capital ot 2?.r. Da<Ir "}? circumstances, it would be most nttti gthat we should pay our respects to the chosen !? Magistrate or the republic; but now that the best the wisest and the bravest stand still in doubt and awe at the posture of our national affairs, I am liappy to etve you the assurance of the descendants of those whoa* blood was shed in the cause o( liberty upon this soil, of 'he continued devotion of this State to the constitution and I n ion founded by our fatherg?(applause)?and that our people will roadtly co-operate with you in constitutional efforts t or a speedy and peaceable settle ment of the dlflereuces vshicn now unLappUy distract our couttry. Wo sympathise with you in tbe difficulties by which >ou are surrounded. Already have the dark and heavy clouds of disunion obscured a portion of th<. se bright stars which shone in the constellation of the nation; but we hone that councils of wisdom and pru dence will yet aispel those clouds, and that the close of I your administration may witness us once more a united ; ??>" haimonious nation. Sir, pormitmo to Introduce to you the members of this House, and at tho same time to ussure you of their resist and best wishes for yourself Personally, and to renew to you tho assurance of our de sire to Join with you in every eflbrt for the promotion of the interests of the common country. (Applause.) The anxiety to see tho President at this Juncture was immense. The audienco arose almost en nuuie,crowding, pushing and surging from side to side in Ineffectual ef forts U> gratify their curiosity, while cries of -Down in front," "Take your hat oil," "Keep your seats,"-'Where's the President/' "Uus h h h," mingled with the sharp tones and raps of the Spook er calling to order, gave to the occasion anything but an aspect of legislative dignity. Prompt to solve the difficulty, however, Mr. Lincoln ascended tbe rostrum, and there, his form towering head and shoulders above all others and within sight or every ey e, the audience but lied to sileooe. ho repliod as follows:? w _ siwb of int. tjjtootji m tbe Amemr. Mr. Smukih a*D Okmijuikm or no. Hoi ss or Rki-rmm. ian\BN?1i lutve just enjoyed the honor of a reception bv i he otber branch of this Conor*! AsHomWJy or Legislature? 1 am not sure which is tho technical term with you. I return to you, as to them, my very grateful thanim f0r the reception which the people or New Jersey have given to me, as, tor the time being toe representative of th? majesty of the people or the Uatto* Suites. I appropriate to m> sell but a very small share of all this manifestation ot devotic a. Little should be given to mo or to any other man. It promises much more for the wMaroot this doo ple as an indkfation of devotion to the constitution oT tho ( nlon, and a desire to perpetuate the liberties of the people. (Great applause ) As such I accept It. As f a.iuoed to It in the other branch of the I/erislaturs bo I again allude to the fact here. 1 understand mweu to be received here by the representatives or the people or New Jeisey, a majority of whom differ ed from those who saw (it to vote for ma at PrMiisnt of the I n.ted states. But I Bovortheless undorsta&d ***** this mamiestation is a saanitsstatUxi m tavwr of the BO v?rna?st, IB lavor ol tho l i.V*, on mtution wid lllSr ties ol the people. (Applause ! Hi K|?akor, you havs been pleased to aUude U> tho diiiicultles that lie before me. 1-hey are very groat. Ymi have said truly that tbe stoutest and the wi*n?istand In doubt as to what should be done, lou, therefore, see tho reason why I should not ?tate in detail tbe course I propose to take. ?ou will recognise the propriety of my waiting ontii the very last dny, when it shall beoome proper for me to speak officially so Uuit when I do make my policy pub lie, It shall be as nearly right as possible. Taking that ground which I deem ablest and bnst, 1 trust that 1 ?>"" tUid little occasion to swerve. 1 shall Lake the ground 1 d?< m most jnst to the North, to the South, to the East Bid to the West?to all tho Htau-s of tho Union, and to tbe whole country. (Ureal applause ) I shall take it as T b< po, in entire good len u r, and with Bush firmness as 1 may he able to command, hiwerer much or little tofcL uiftv bo. I t%ba.ll Utke it witli no tiulioo to udv hoc tkn or any portion ol'the people of Uie country. 1 shall t*io it with th#? view of promoting pe*co and of peacm. bly preserving the majesty of the nation. The man does not live in the Initod States of Amerlcs who Is it heart more devoted to peace and harmony th?n j am, and that spirit is sura to mark, to the greatest ex tent possible, the pos tlon I shall take. (Great applause ) Veveriheli-sa, I fear we may have to sot the foot down tiimly?(here the cheering was so prolonged that it wsa jsveial minutes before Mr. Lincoln could proceed!?and having put the foot down, to stand ftraly upon It Tbe Piesldent st this point bent forward, and with b smile and manner that is both inimitable and Inde scribable, said?And, gentlemen, if you think I am right, you w II si and by me, won't you y (Cries of "We will?we will.") That is all I aak; and if. as 1 have already suggested, the majority of the legisla ture do not sgree with me In sentiment, we will try and save the ship for this voyage; and the next tune It may be hoped that even lu your judgment a better pilot may be chosen in my place. If the ship be wrecked bow, how ever, it will be a bad chance for the pilot who loses this voyage to succeed again But 1 am taik ng longer than I rxpect?d. Allow me theierore to return my thanks to you again, and express the pleasure I have in mcetinc you at this time. Mr. Lincoln thee warmly greeted the Speaker, and vu introduced to a large nunibcr miscellaneously, who crowded around to grasp the rail splitter's hand. The ladles In the gallery waved their handkerchief* and the men shouted, but with the departure of the I'rea.dont to his carriage this ? ene waa tranaferreto the outside. Tbs i?AMge from the legislative lull to the car ring's, which were m waiting at the gate, Rome four or Ave roda distant, *u like running a gauntlet. The polioe, un.ible to retrain the crowd were compelled to let It loose. and they soon formed such an apparently Impenetrable masa about the President m to almoat prevent a movement. Good n* turediy, however, be met the dilemma by stretching out bla long arma and bending hia tall form to the tank of making hiaown way. Thia he did very eflfoetually, and in a few momenta wan saJaly toa'.ed in his vehicle. Tbe procession then rea'im*d ita march and proceeded to the Trenton Bones, the crowd In that vicinity being Increased to the pr jpor'. inn of an almost Immovable jam. Here a small platform had boon erected over tbe entranoe and here Mr. Lincoln, In response to repeated calls, appeared and made a few remarks. *k. :jw<oij?'s asr-oojrv sewn. He said ?I have baen Invited by your representatives to tbe !<eglsiature, to visit this tbe oapttal ot your honored ?Hate, snd '.n acknowledging their kind polled to r<*pjD<l to the welcome of the pres)<i'ng om<-ors <?l each body, and 1 suppose they intended I should speak to yon through them aa tfiey are the representatives of all of ) ou; and tf I waa to ap?ak again here, I should only hare to repeat In a great measure much tbit I bare said, which would be dlSfgne'.tng to my frtenos around roe ?ho have met here. I have no spee h to mak-?(" ib?t's right")?but merely nppear to see you aad let y hi look at me, and as to the lat'er I th.nk I ha-. e greatly the beet of the bargain. (laughter.) My friends. ailoemeto bid yon farewell. Alter thla Mr. Lincoln retired Jr>m v!cw and reeled himself for a while in omvrsatl u with a few fronds who were admitted to his prsaen-e. TIlS KE'WTTi M . At a little before two o clock P. M. the do* rs of the d<nlng room at the Trentot Hotel were thrown oiv>t, and the President, suite snd rv >d guests took their places ?roand tbe well fllled leM?? of wt*t was den mtnsted a "reofp-.ion rtinn"T,'' g'vee by th? of the ?^tste. Of bUl of far* there w?a none of *?a's there were none, evspt for tbe President and c "nmittee; tt vss a "stand up' oollatwwi; but of ed'ble* ano empty ipmschs ibere were a profusion and I> ih tow "ftiund their v.icatlon." AtXU' three hundred persons, .it a ro ighesv aiate p?rt. ipa,ed !n the ba-iqael Korpe*haa vera mule, &ol the aitktr passed off id a mmi mus.hI? ptactk-ui manner rh? ?ip?i l?H'< of * raportcr in such maUeits is not t wi)? might, and we aeoordingi 1 P'o nounce Jermy representatives lb" beet eaters aS'i the most abeorbingi) consumptive drinkers amouc whum u b/m been our lot to be raal for a lotg Ume. Sainil tod champagne w*n .eiiumly nvre cklM's play with their appetite* yesterday. Wbat they might do io the pre it lie* A rotifi pig ?r their peculiar State beverage depo aeaiMmb n<>i ? m. Lincoln'and mute Ufi the tab's far It, on account Of being compelled to Uk. the train at half past two '"clock. The balance of 'ho i'uiu;>anv remained "on duty " until a much later hour. A unmber of tangled legs were from time to tim- vWthle but these wer? oz crptk>ns to the ruie, and belonged pruitiixill) f.i in. mbem fit in the rural districts, una"<-ustom?d to the work in which they had been engaged Mrs l.inco>n ai d ladles wbo were the guests during the day of Hon. Wm. 1. Davton, joined her husband at the cars, and the train, amid tb>- tiring 01' cannons and cheers of the multitude, ib?n moved ou its way. THE TBIP BETWEEN TRITON AND PHILA DELPHIA. The special train l?ft Trenton amid shouts, cheers and the national salute, and steamod swiftly on, with but mo mcntary stoppages, until it reached Kensington. At every station crowds were in attendance, cheering and waving flags as the President elect bowed from the platform of the rear cor. Mr. Lincoln's labors 'luring the trip must have baas very arduous. Not only ha.1 he to deliver speeches at every place of any importance, but to face the gale at every small village, and bow?cold and tired?his responses to salutes which hardly rnacbo l his cars. Besides this, poll tie tans and committeeman kept pouring into the rear car and talking to Mr. Lincoln. The Philadelphia oommittocs of citizens ana Common Oouncilmen, Joining Mr. Supenn tendent Kennedy and his followers, the meai bersof the New Jersey legislature, Judge Dayton and suite, the ordinary companions of the i'resi lect, and many outsiders, quite overcrowded the three cars. The ladles each held levees during the passage, and attracted general admiration and regard. Upon the Philadelphia committees were Bell-Everett and Docglasmen, whose op peorance provoked aaasti comment and laughter. Mr. lincoln said that ha was glad to sen all parties repre sented, and eertalxiiy, setting political dlil'arences aside, the party was a most harmonious and pleasant one. The trip through New Jersey was distinguished by nothing remarkable, except the fact that tbo lulies formed a greater part of the crowds than in any other State. MB. LINCOLN'S RECEPTION AT PHILADEL PHIA. The Presidential party reached Philadelphia at four o clock yesterday afternoon. Upon U?o arrival of tho brain at Kenaington great bustle and disorder earned The policemen were admirably arrayed, and Colonel Brad ford the Marshal of the day, gave every necessary order, but there were so many to command tliat tho }*res!dent and his suite were soon entangled in inoxtri ablo con | fusion. It was with difficulty tho party oo?ld be Boated In their carriages. 4gain and again such men ?? Senator Dayton and Major Hunter wore turned out of the carriages which they had entered, because tho*. particular carriages were reserve! for Judpe Davw or I fcolonel Sumner, who were, in their turn made to alight ! The committeemen bustled about in great haste and more disorder, mixing up members of the suite with outsiders, giving them In charge of policcmon, and Insisting th.u men who had nothing whatever to do with the matter should get into the carriages 80 far the reception was simply a mob. Nor whn the gosets were ?nee seated were matters much better. Mr l.lncoln and the more distinguished of th> party w.>ro of course. In open barouches, and what they munt have Buffered from the eold thoy alone know, but all can imagine. For over half an nour the party sat without motion, with the weather chill, the skj lower tug, and the people outside becoming as cold as their guests. There was some oomfort ta thinking of that There was some comfort In believing that oomm.ttoemen and policemen were human, and could experience all the sensations of human beings. That half hour passed, the procession Anally began to move, and eailed out upon streets lined and crammed with people, With many and vexatious delays, with innumerable stops, between loog lines of men, wumon and children, the oortoge, guarded , by policemen, at last got fairly under way. Mr. Lincoln s barouche was coospicuous, owinit to the gay plumage of the four white horses attached to it ^ The prooeasion formed iu line, headed t.y a body of ! mounted police, follow.* by a cavalcade of citizens, re- I presenting all party politics, and the Pennsylvania Dra goou. After these came the Pr< aiJ jnt elect and hia suite, the members of the Common Couaeil, the eemmit tees of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania LegMaturct and a large number of citizens in carriages. Mr.>oln along the line of march was hailed everywhero with pa triotic emblems and manifestations. About a hundred thousand peoplo gathered a'org the line of march, notwithstanding that tho weather wa* ex tremely cold and threatening a snow storm. On the arrival at the headquarters, the Conltu.-n&e! Hotel, Mr. Lincoln vps conducted to the balcony ael in troduccd to Mayor Henry. The noisy multitude below I j;reeled his appearance with wholesome cheering, but both the Mayor s welcome and hia reply were unheard, except by those in the immediate vicinity. Mr. Lincoln displayed groat earnestness in the delivery .rf his ?p.~cb which caused the mas ess to reflect his patriotic views in' deafening applause. o_ ? ^ t ,, KAVOK HK.XRY. 8m?In behalf of the Councils of Philadelphia and of its < Itizens, who, with common respect for their Cb'ef Ma J?!,?! gr<H't*d y?ur *Tlvai, I tender you the hospitality of this city, I do this as the otTlcial re , presentative of ninety thousand hearths, around wh* b | dwell six hundred thouaand people firm and ardent in l>.wr ?h\0tihn 10 th* rnkm- ^ud /et It may cat be with held that there are but few or those t)r?wid>* whose straitened and darkened by the calamitous condition of our country. The great mass of this people are heartily weary and sick or the sottish schemes^? wily plots of mere politicians, who bear no nearer rela lion to true statesmanship than do the barnacles which encrust the ship to the master who sian'la by its beta. Ycur fellow oountrymen look to you In the earnest bopo that true stalesmaMhip and unalloyed patriot mm may, with God's blessing, restore peace and prosperity to this distracted lan.l ft is to bo^ZTI; short stay preludes that intercourse with tho merchants manufacturers, mechanics and other citizens of Phtia-' eelptila, which might afford you a clear discernment of their great mterot*. And, sir, it could not be other than grateiul to yourself to have the opportunity of communi cating with the memories of the past in whose historic the comprehensive Intellects sod the liberal disinterested virtues of our fathers who frsroed tho eon called^pon ****' ^ WbM> *?' Mr. Lincoln replied >? | ??. iwrout's wit. I . , TO* F*ILr>w Crnxsws cm VmiJibnrmA I an [ pearbefore you to make no lengthy speech, but to thank you for this reception. The reception you hare given me to-night is not to me, the man, the Individual, but to the man whotem|iorart)y represents, or should represent the maiesty of the nation (Cheers.) It is true as vour worthy Mayor has said, that thers is anxiety smwnt the cifsens of the United States at this time/1 de^Snt a happv circumstance that this dlssatlstied portion of our lellow eitisens do not point us to anything in whrh they are being loured or are about to be lnjur?d for which reason I have felt all the while iuatiit?.i :n concmdjng that the crisis the anxiety of the oountry at this time Im artittciel. If there be those who differ with me noon this subject, they have not pointed out the substantial difficulty that exists. I do not mean to say that an arti panic may not do considerable harm, that it ht* "one ?ieh I do not Jeny. The hope that has iieeu ex pressed by your Mayor, that 1 may be able to restore peace, barmony aid proxperlty Ui the country, is m.?. worthy ot uiBi, and happy Indeed, will 1 be if I ahall be able to verify and Mid.! that l?.|,e. (Tremendous cl.eer iif ) I premise you in all sincerity that I bring to the work a sln^re heart. W hether I will bring a bead sou^J hear^will be for future times to *,5^ useiem for me to speak of details of plans i)w 1 <hsll speak omcially next Monday week ir e*e? If M"*k then, it were US.Us for L" ? do ? now ?Ln,Tk ?nl!t? f"r "? * Z "toa" u,k? ?"><* ?? 1 i>erit% to th r' ^ u' 'es'"re pence harmony and pros < n. n2 Z^.u,"."!!lr7?*n', lrDf1 *" tho perpet^'y of the ?? r?! i,. i rlo'*uum *n"ibm* , n 7 ,,0f *,*PT?,'e>d Uie wsh, in | ?o? that it were cecvenlent for me to r?miin ?"u >ottr c??y 'otig < nough to consult your mechaol ? ^ind RianufscturerS; or. ss it were, to listen U> those orentniTigs rising within the consecrated walls wherein the constitution wf the 1 nited states, and I w.Il add, the 1-eciaration of Initependeure were originally framed atnl ndopted. (KiithoslasHc applnuse.) I assure vo?i arm >onr Mayor, tliat I hau hofwid on this occasion '?nd upon all <svasii-ns during my life that I shall do nothing inconsistent with the t"?i of these holy >nd mn.t sa< nw| walla J never sk?d anything that doe not hfwathe fr >m these wa.Us Ml my political warfare has been in f?y0r <.f tho tench ?Ms. that came forth from tliees urrmt wMto. M%^ ?, Mht I ane forget its cunning, .n.l my um^ue -leave to . ehZ' rLm"otn' " *',r 1 tTiW! r .V^'a^W f 1 " luidrnas. d you longer ght ' ' a0<1 D0,r a,km you g-?*l Mr. iincoin then re 1 red and sub^uently heWa ietee. ?1 rh? CoDttiwital Bbtul ?u dxsMly crowdei last even mg Ihcre waa as immense gathering outside, paHaaStr aw alitor the reception. Mr. IjoouId stood at vJM he ul of tbe staircise, ooniuiually bowing, being tbna r oe< ad from band shaking. A hundred were passing bi?n ITVJ live niluut<-?. <Iccaslonally a wild hurra was given IK " I'ncie Ai>e." All agreed that he wa> not M 111 looking as repres* ut?d. THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY VISITS THE EN0L16I1 OPERA. During the afternoon of yesterday it was whwpared about that the Bon. Hannibal Hamlin would pay a vail to Nlblo's Saloon, to li ar lladame iuiut Biehop, and oon sequeiitly there were other* attracted to th.s theatre tii*i) wouki bave been by tho mere performance of the "Bohemian Ctrl." The house, although not full, wu fairly ati ended b/a relined and select audience. shortly before tho end of the aeoood Ml o' the pre viously uumed opera?at about twenty minu'.oti past nine o'clock?ibe Vioe President and the Ove member* elect from Maine, named In our yesterday'* issue, en tered the hoiulacme stage box to the left of the audi ence and right of the stage. .So quietly ws* their en trance made that the aet proceeded to the end without any visible charge among cither the actors or the audience. Tho act drop hud scarcely rolled ii?<tu before It was again "rung up,'' discovering the whole of Uw opera troupe?except one?on tho stage, Madame 11*bop prominently standing oat In the centre. Devlls boof, or rather Mr. A. Cook, th< u made hia appearance, carrying a handsome full sized silken (lag jf the Union, with thirty four stars, and advancing to Madame Bishop, presented ber .with the colors, unon which the band struck up the prelude of the song, " Tho Flag of Our t nion Forever. ' Madame Bishop then sang the well known words with great power aud effect, to the admirv tion of not only the audience, but also of tho Vioe Presi dential party. as evinced by their rapturous applauae. At the end of rach verse the whole troupe txik up the chorus, during which tbo soloist, wiving the ttag, ad vanced to the Vioe President s box and naluved by "dip ping the colors," the compliment being graciously ac knowledged umid the loud applause of the audience. Aa the curtain fell, upon the close of ih* song, there were loud calls for an encore, Madame Bishop at first meiely appearing before the curtate and acknowledging tho plaudits by bows; but neither the audience nor the distinguished visiters would be satisiled with this only and the singer waa led out before the curtain by Hevlislioof?Mr. Cook we mean?and re peated the whole song as she stood there alone, taking upon herself the refrain that should bave bocn sung by the chorus. Before leaving the stage she saluted the visiters as before, and again received their acknowledg ments. the Vice Preeident Boon after left the theatre, merely stopping to wat?n a few of the antics of the chief of the g'psU'8, whicn caused hitu some merriment. Some few members of the party, however, tarried until the end of tho opera. IMPORTANT FROM CALIFORNIA. Arrival of the (lv?rlsnd Kxpress? Fallmre of Large Dry Uoedii Hauwa?State of the Markets, dkc. Four Kkarvt, Feb. 21,1W1. The Pony Express passed here at flvo o'clock A. M. t? day. Saw Fiuxutno, Feb. 6?3.40 P. M. Arrived 8tb, ship Great Republic, from New York. Isiiled ^d. sblp Hying Childers, Liverpool. Tno dei land for imported trtlcles is about the same as last reported, aui moro trade to supply for daily con sumption. Candles, 20c.; crushed sugar, ll\c.; Isth mus butter, 26c. There has been a material rise In *beat, and extensive sales were mado at (1 76 a 91 M for 100 pounds. The exciting topic In San Francisco la the heavy failure of dry goods merchants , and yesterday the old established bouse of Tnafn, Mc< lablil A Co. ,was attached for deota due to Han Francisco creditors amounting to fc33ft.M0, and tlieir liabilities arc represented to be $1,300 000, of which potr<e ftiOo.OOO are due in this city and tiie balance la the Fan. Tnolr assets are unaaoerlaiuod, but their California creditor setm to think themselves secure. Tbo next fal'ure is that of Solotn m H. Bohm k CV>., im porting iirv goods merchants. Their auachmeats levied aincunt tofftKfl.OOO Then lollowed attachments on the dry goods bcosa of Tb?mas Brady. There is some prospect that this boose will compromise with its creditors and weather the st'sm. The failures caused a panic In the dry goods bus fees*, which has been astonishingly overdone for years Mt Taate, MoCahlli k Oo owed Han Franciaoohaakars about f9W 000, on which they are paying two pa* cent per month. The pony express doe Sunday ,3d last., haa not arrived, tbe latest pony dates from St. l/mis being the 13tb alt., and tboie from Fort Kearny of tbe 14th ult. By the regular overland mail we have At. Louis date*, telegraphed from Los Angeles to tbe 17th ult. It Is sup posed that tbe pony express has been detained by snows in I be Ko? kj Mountain regions. Forbes' warehouse, corner of tireen and Battery street*, Fan Fistic is-o, was partially burned oa tie 4th, destroy ing aitout |11 000 worth of merchandise, mostly hides and horn* There is little late news of interest. The legislature is doiag little, waiting to have tbe Senatorial election question settled. It is understood that tbe advocates of Mr. Denver will put forth I heir best eToils to bring on tbo election this week. There ha* b?eu no action taken on the Union resolutions yet, and discussions continue to take a very wide range. The Sacramento C'nton credits tbe report that eight hunured or nine hundred men arc enrolled In Ban Pran cisco as "Knight* of the Coiden Circle " whose object la to favor I he establishment of a l*aciftn republic. Tbe whi'-e* an i Indians in tbe vicinity of Humboldt Hay are reported again at war. Thirteen native* had been killed in one onslaught. A Cnion meeting ta to be beld this evening In ''??*" county, across 'he bsy from Son Francisco, fid. Stanly and (Lionel (Vockett are umoig the speakers annonnosn Pates from Brjtish Columbia to the 27U? ult., and 's-egrn to ?he2o inatant, bave been reoeived, tbo news being unlmpoi taat. <m tho 24tb "f January there was a large sal* of real estate belonging to the Hudson Bay Oompary, situated n>*ai tbe centre of Victoria, realizing 1121,000, and tbe property sold was unusually b gh, i no leaving a oontnaed c TlldeD-e in British Columbia progress. 8ome Oregon capitalists are about to ship toor from ihst f'late U) Liverpool. Board of AMeraaem* Tbia b'*iy met jut evening, President Henry W. Geoot In the chair. mi ?trrt h_p.a!*ixi oosmuer. Alder mac Kaonmrr on-red a resolution aaking tbo Oor. pornton CoanMl for bis opinion a* to the legality at tho ?ward of contract for Qiaankag atreeta given to Andrew J. Hackley, or wbather tbe whole contract la not iDafal, i hie Board having confirmed the award on the name w log that It paaaed the Counollmen. Ha (llilmana P.) believed thai tbay had no right to paaa a poo a oontraot the aame evnlng which amounted to fifteen hundred thourand dollars? Ave 7 ears?at $800,000 a year. All do bate waa cut off, the mem bar* being tumble to aacxrtaia the merits of Urn matter on which tbay were oatted opoa ts rote. The reaolntVm waa adopted. A resolution U> have Um ram appropriated for a per trait of axCovanwr Seymour increaaad from |M to 11400 wac introduced. Laid over. Alderman Ditto* km that wheo the matter eama op ho would more to amend by adding $600 for a portrait tor Governor Clark. . . ? Alderman Biur offered a resolution to reaomd Um ordiuu>c? upou whlcii tbe Police jfupfrlatudwil MM9 biff power to arrent th? iidewalk ijeoh-rn. Adopted, and dent to the other Board. The I'vnemiprr offered a re*'hition, requesting tk? Comptroller to d-aft an orriinan * to be?ubm>tted to this board altering the time for making and collecting ao HiHmaa" to ?fme earlier period of the year. Adopted. db*th ok ??. OMtnttJTS w. ljwar-wit. Tbe fulluwuig commuiitoaiKm waa received from tlM Major ? Mator'r o?tktc, Vrw Yona, Fat). 21,1M1. To ran H'V* tmk O>w*oa On w-11.:? liKim >'i*>?With de ^regret I have learned that UM Honorable Osriieltu* w Uiwrenee, formerly Mayer o^ hit city, deiar'e?i 1 hie life, at hie reeideife. at Floah og, on i)i? 2ti'h mat, having oompleteo the throe aoare jeers a$oit.o t<> mm, ai d hiring cnloyi-d the 1 lapact of thu community In which hie lot waa cast. Ha waa aa mmi-nt aud ?oeoraatnl merchant, a repreaenutlve of !ii* c.'ty In CongrtM, OdJecior of tha Cue tome at Una i>ort. and the fit at Mayor elected by tbe popular votes, ?n thee" varied pMtloaa, and duritig hi* long publM ?.lie r, Mr lewri n. e diarba ged hi* bifh ind responsi hie dutlae in a?' b a manner a* to commaad the appro t ation of hi? :eliow rtiliena 1 therefore 1 iO">mmei;d that ^mr honorable body adopt suitable rraolutioue on thie mournful ooeaaloo, aa h tnb.te ?!??? t > ihe memory of Urn oooeeeed, and M evUMO i?ur k wpa'by tor h is be?**edfr tend* and ^ H RN AVW? WOOD, Mayor. Aldoimat moT*<l a ?eriea of appropriate re ?otaUoM, v-bub worn parted and aeat to the other Aid rwK.n F?our*T then more.i that, out of raapaet M the memory of the n-oeaaed, tMa Board do now adjeem (^Tbe*Boari! :trc adjoirntd to Thortdoy neit.