Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 2, 1861, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 2, 1861 Page 4
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NEWS FROM THE STATE CAPITAL n? Ctty lahMl Warfare Fairly Opeae4 Ifce IwiUllMih BraafM Oet by tfca 1? jniiittli 0f the Br*Uv*r Ml-Tfce Cktlrau ?fttoCoMrfUM rMffM to *?" Hrt Ike URa to Eapeal <fea Crldlren-Ibe Oty Chambcrlala C#Blr??my -i Ml to ff-"-"* ttM CUj lwp??tor'i Office?The Treaty a lib treat Brttoto lw?tw Law tmn aa tie lalaa Cott af Entertalabig it, rrtMeut Ek-ct- raaigc of the lev fork Fire Dcyartwat M-fhe Central Farfc Bttl, /to, &c.f to. ium, March 1,1861. The fight has commenced over the city railroads la good earnest, iumI from this time to the close of the wb aton we will have interesting times In Albany. Tbo Intro duction of ibe llroadwsy Mil iMt evening oroatod great commotion inside aud outs.de or the Legislature, eape clal'y In th> third house, where all such things are watrh< d with on Alfcufl eye. Tbo bill was introduced by Mr. l'lcrce, of lister, uiid tho reading culled for by Mr. Wobttor, at tbo exclusion of which Mr. Fish, of Montgo mery, moved t? refer It to the Committee on Railroads Instead of tbe Cities and Vi.lages, where bills of that uature have been heretofore referred f and the oommlUoo which bad all the blUs relattbg to railroads in the city of New York, with one exception, lust winter. This motion caused a wonderful fluttering among the opponents of the Mil and tho friends of the law passed lost winter. A spicy debate followed, and it was at one limo uncertain where it would go; but tue course was se'.tled by the speech of Mr. lYeudergast, chairman of the Cities and Vtllsgej Committee, against referring it to the Rail road Committee and in favor of his own committee, placing it on a person*! ground, and declaring that bo should take it, If tbe motion was adopted, as an expres sion on the pvt of the Bouse agunst the action of his committee. The moment that expression fell from his U{?. Beveial men bers who, prior to that time, were in favor of its taking ltd usual oourse, Immediately com menced moving about, urging members to go for the Railroad Committee and see it Prendergatt would resign. Reference was uisde during the debate, after Mr. Prender gast had placed it on a personal ground, to the action of the committee on tho Mils to rejieal tho railroads last winter. Mr. 1'reiniergast replied that the bilk re ferred to were presented by Mr. Robinson, from Che mung, referred to his committee, and no petitions asking fbr their repeal hid been presented. lie looked upon tho duties of a standing o mmlttee of the Houso tho same as that of a jury, to eonslder tho evldenoe for aud agalust a measure, aud report their conclusions to the House. No reasons had be' n presented to them In favor of a repeal, and thojr did not feel justified In reporting taom without a reason, and had neld back the bills, offering to fix the time for a hearing at any day to suit tho parties drsirltig to be heard on both sides. Tho motion to rofer the Broadway bill to the Htilroad Committee was adop ted by over two to one. Tho rumor was circulated during tho ocntroversy for the reference, that tho friends of the bill were sure of a majority report in Its favor from the Committee on Cities and Villages, but woro anxious for a unanimous report, whi>-h they were sure of from the Railroad Committee. So far os tho assertion in regard to the Committee on Citios and Vil la* cs is MmraM, 1 am not able to speak as to its truth, theie may have been, and tliero miy not liavo been, a pledge from a majority of that committee in favor of reporting the bill, but 1 kne.v fioiD tnj own knowledge that no pledge has been given by the Raiiroau C< mmittee lor an unconditional report of tbe measure; and any person who knows the views of Messrs. May, Dutcber andVnrlan, of that committee, or bus uaUh .u thrir career as h-girlators, must come to tho% eoi elusion that a unanimous report will cot be * maoe i.u'css th"y are satiaded that tbo bill is right in all its feature', and they are men who ctenet be sworvod from what they consider is right by any representations of the lobby. Tho biU Is now tn their haiids; let the cltttena of New York ex press their opinion tn regard to it. It is expected that Ijiw and ail oi those Interested in tho ro&ds now in oxist enc6 wiH tight It, as it hub been so long their custom to light every tMng they have no linger in until It has bo come a second nature. Ijet us boar an expression from the proper i) holders along Broadway. The fate of this bill will depend a great deal up.<n tho wishes of the peo ple in tbe city of New York?not those interested In the prweut ro^es, but property halJeis and bus moss men generally along Broadway. There wan a gieit deal of excitement throughout the evcnir.gand thif< morning over the reference that was made, aud Messis 1'ierco and Fisn rose to a ques tion of privilege this morning?both disclaiming any in tention of dawcspcct to tho Cumnutteo on Citios and Vil lages, by tavoting that reference, but thought the Rail road Com mi ttce was the legitimate committee to have bills of that natun referred to, and for the further reason that they considered thai committee ovortasked air*any. Mr. 1'iendcgast replied th.it he was satisilod with ih? explanations Mint ha > been made, and since reference had been maoe to the bills now in i??*oasion of tho Commit tee on Oitiis anil Viho^is to repeal tho railrotij bills passi d last winter, he would say, although not autho rised to speak for the committee, that tbe action of the ? mniltiee on that subject would be such at the proper time as to be satisfactory to, aud would be endorsed by, a majority of Urns House. Ibis is considcied equivalent tn a p'odge to report the bills All look upon the v> to last evening on tbe re ference of the lima iway bUJ as uo exjuoetiiau on the re pent of ttie bills of lu>t winter. Toe Cii> Chamberlain Mil still remain* In tlatu <fHo? no new deveiopement tc-tiuy. James B. Taylor, It is re ported, Id t boil evening for New Voik. llig friends cl?lm that I did bixti u ureal iojii- in rey ventilation oi bus movements Id lharsday whilst admit ting mat b< is tbe matter spirit < lde of tbe move ment to give tbe apiioiniment 10 I i )>troUer llairs, suppose i to ha>e the ? uecer-d of A. V. Etout in vlow, but at the s .mo litre tl* m that his interest Id tho miller is purely ik-IiikcI, and ilui his tniluence is exerted legiti mately in support of a policy which be considered for lite btei tutor eats of tho republican cause. They also emphaikully deny tl.ut Taylor had any connection with the Brooklyn Ferry bill. Those fctalimenia I give as itaKd to rue. at tho same time doubtlug very ninth if Mr. fit) lor himself would stake bis reputation, by dcnjlig any connection with tho Brooklyn Kerry legislation Inst winter. Too many per sons aic acquainted with all the particular* in tbalniuiier for htm to take such a course. Ool. Taylor U a public man, and ?b n h<? cornea here as a logislatire operator his movi m >LtH ore as clearly ai d legitimately within the pro vince of criticism by tbe p ets a* though be was a in ru ber of tbe Senate or Asaemhiy. lie lias been accustomed to figure bore tn mattes of much magnitude and on none but important queetions, or, to iwe the slang phrase of the day, the ''big tbn gs," and be cinnot hope to escape the penaitiea which alucli to his prominence In the third bmife when twre. II tbe bill to give the appointment to Iiawa is panned, it will be lb roue b tho exertions of Tay lor, and as tbn citizeni of New York are looking to tho prets for information in regard to the oonditkm of tbe bill, Mr. Taylor will find that at least one pen wul always 0xe his movements wl en here. I repeat what I Maid y. ateroay, that leg station Is necee aary u> protect tb? fund* of the city But whore is tbe l-vrvoo?i *e> pt tho..- I< oking aft:r the spoils, ether through friendship with tbe Hb"- and l/ath-r Itaok or Borne other aourre and to favor political clfcjuee?who can give any rewon wbv Devlin, tho present Incumbent, ?ball be removed and another man appointed? No per son doubt* tbe h<?te*ty, integrity, or tbe fitness of Dev lin fur the tllM. Why, 1MB, should be be removed? No reasons unmr heaven but s> lttah ours. Tho Interest of the public Is not tn the l< act consulted by that side If tbe legislature will look at this matter candidly they will find that tbe (41ic* has been ail wrong, or rathor a po litical one, traded ami speculated upon ever hIuco Hiout Was originally appointed. Tbn difficulty dates hack to that period Kith, r of the tiro bills will pass the House, but tbe fight is in tbe Senate, and I am >att*fl<*l that the honest convictions or a minority of that branch of tbe Lrftatature are In favor of confirming Devlin, but are held back by eonae reaita from voting as tbe} honestly feel la rtgbt. A larg* amount of work was cone through wlih by the House ibis morning, in third leading, Tultoiu'liou of bills and reports of lommifoen Among the hills road a tblrd time were tbe tsro bills relating to tho fire Depart meat in tbe city of New York. Chief tog nicer Di<cker is now a happy man, be baa been here for a long time try to get tboee bills through the Hotiae, and haa ?'iecoed Tbey ikiw go to the Heoate, and will, no doubt, find Ihetr way through 'here at aa early day. Tbe oilla U> repeal the Sunday law section of Ibe Police bill, and the sec Ion providing for the appointment of Inspector of Police, were both recom mitted to tbe Bunding Oommlttoe this morning. Tbe bill granting additional powers to tbe South Bide Railroad, which h?s passed the Senate, waa reported this morning, ^,,1 referred to the Second Commit tec of the Whole in the llouae. A roentuUcm was soot -lown from the Senate, asking of the House the privilege to a Ijourn for one week. The coaaetit of the House was granted by a large vote. 2hla looks sa though w. Ve in for a rocem. Mr .Wright, from (icn>*??, tntroduoed a bill to abolish Ida of Gil? IMpeotor, iu>d to traiuifar the riuUe* of that department of the cKv-the cleaning of tbe etreeta to tbe Ootoa Aqueduct lN>|Ntrtm?nt, regnlat >ng of marketa to the Comptroller, marriages and deaths to the Register arel(htaand measure* to the Mayor, all rolatinato the public health, to the Resident Physician?tbe balance of that department to be disposed of by tbe Bwrd of taper vlsora. It Is strange that nantl?mon from the rural Ota trlcta know ao much about the wants Of New York city. Mr. Wright, bailing from (;eoe?ee noanty, tuts Introduced this bill, a maaaure that not one of tbe representatives from New York Oltf will fsvor; but then It is ordy a cua tom they hare for doing things In Albany, Bis men are all from the country, and, aa a matter of o urse, they are thoroughly peeled about New York city affairs, and we must Mibmlt. Mr. Faion introduced a bill to repeal the act coaoem tog the pilots of ibe channel of the Haat liver, ootamonly called Bell G?te, |iaseed April U, 1MT. Another pesseiigxr and baggage company blU made Its gpaArsncr this In rt.lng The hllJ preaentcd by Beaator Kelly, to lake (he oottflr? 1 nuiii'D of contracts out ?f the Common Couuctt, passed Lb.' Senate this m >miug wiUkuut a dissenting voioe. Resolutions relative to the treaty with Greit Britain and Oui*d? |NktuM;d Dm 8?ate this morning by a vole m 18 to T. The following are tbe resoiailoss ? W her***, under the treaty made by the United BUteswtth Orui Britain, on behalf of the Brt'Uli North Amsriosa colonies, /or the iionow ol extending reoiprooal com merce, nearly all the article* wblob Canada bee te fcll are admitted luto the Ualted btates free of duty, while k(*7 duilee are now Imp teed upon many of those ar tlole* vs blob tbe United State* have to sell with the luiea bon of exciuditg the United Stales from tbn Canadian mar keta, aa avowed by the Minister of rinaaoe and <*har geatU men twJiii... high official portion* In Oanana; and similar le gislation, wfib tbe same official avowal, has been adopted by tbe imposition of discriminating toil* and duties in favor ef an 1 mi latins and iic u lire poll<-y against onr merchants and forwarder^ meant and Intended to destroy the natural ef fects of tbe treaty, and euntrary to lie spirit; and whereas, we believe that free conuneniai intercourse between the lulled Hteles and tbe British North American prortnoee and poMMsalona, developing the natara', aviTiphietl and other kdvautsfea of aa.-h for the good of all, u conducive to the present Interests of each, and ia the only proper baats of our intercourse for all time to oome: ana where as, the President of the United States, In the first sesdon of tbe Thirty-aixth Congress, eatissd to be submitted to tbe Bouse of Representatives au official resort setting forth tbe gross Inequality and injustice existing la our present In tercourse with Canada subversive of the true iutent or the treaty, owing to the subaequtx.t legislation of Canada; and whereas, the first effects of a system of retaliation or reprl sal would Injure that portion or Canada known aa the upp-;r Drovlpoe, whose people have never failed In their effort* to n-cufe a permsntnt and juat policy for their own country and ourselves, tn accordance with the desire oiuclaily ex pressed bv Lord Napier, when British Minister at Washing ton, for the "coofirmatl n and expansion of free comm?rcial relatione between the United fa tales and the British pro vinces-" therefore. Resolved, If the Auembly concur. That the Senators and representative* in Congress for the State of New York are loquealMl to lake such reps, either by the appoinlm'<nt of ani iuls-loix i n to confer wl'.h pertoni properly appointed on behalf of Car ada. or by such other mean* as may seem most expedient, lo protect t|yo interests of tne U nltt-d Stales from lie hslri unequal aid unjuxt ayslem of commer'.e now exist ing, and lo regulate the commerce and navigation between " tT Majestt * poataesklon i in North America sod the United States, In such manner as to render the same reciprocally beneficial and satisfactory," aa was intended and expressed by tbe troxty. And Resolved, If tbo Assembly concur, That tbe foregoing pre ft!" hie and resolutions be lran.Hn.it led to our Kenatursand r< ptewuialives in Congress. with a request that they be pre sented to both house* thereof. Senator Lawrence oocupiod an hour and a half tn the Se nato this morning on our national afl'iirs, and bid not concluded at the hour of adjournment, lie charged that tlio republican party bad long been carry lug on a war against tbe social nyttem of tbe States tolerating the Institution of slaver/ by wounding the feelings snd self respect of our Southern iellow-oltlsens, and rtnderiug them odious In tho MTM of all tbe world. Re donourced tbe position taken by Senator Hammond, and eaioavored to show th> Incon sistency of thai Senator, and then proceeded to stats that every law tn tbo North viila'.ing the c institution of the United States in regard to the rendition of fugitive slaves emanated from the republican pvty?ov^ry pro mlnont nian who had raided his hm'ls in holy horror against our fellow citizens of tlio South ia a member of the republican party. If the men of the Houth-tho.se who ure flush arni bl.xxi like ourselves and who are In every respect our equals?nro to bo constantly stigma tlzed us "licensed robbers,"' ruffians, thieves iind mur derers by those who, ltko the Governor of our State, are high authority at tbe North, there never will be, never can I be, peace between the North and the .South. The people I ol the houth have instincts and feelings like those in tho North. They are actuated by tho same spirit of resist ance to oppression and shame that influencml our fathers in the Revolution. His entire speech was In tho aim9 ' style, and taking strong southern grounds. It U severely denounced by the republican Senatots, who Characterize ' it its being a South Carolina speech. The Committee cn Ways and Means have got the Sup ply bill very near ready. The wh le amount appropri ated in this bill will not vary fur from one hundred and ninety thousand dollars. Among tho items Is one for en tertaining tho 1'resident elect at the 1 Ma van, for over eleven hundred dollars. One of tbo items in that bill is for w incs, kc , ainountlrg to throe hundred aud fifty o ld dollars. What do the strictly lemperanoe portion of the republican paity say to tho resident and suite dr'nking three hundred and bfty dollars worth of wines in one night? our ?flair of honor is at an end; both of the Senators wire In tteir seats this morning. Senator Lawrence hiv ing made explanation satisfactory to Mr. Mur,.hy, the I whole mutter was dropped, anl It is supposed th?t they are now both gentlemen. It Is due to Senator l^wrenco that I should state that when he met Mr. Murphy at tbe Capitol le was on bis way to attend to his duties on one of tbo & mmittocs; It was therefore purely accidental, i and ho i id not go on purpveo to see him, Auiant, March 1?3:40 P. M. I TL ? two bills relative to the New Yori Fire Dej>art | ment, that passed tho AHRembly this morning, were taken to the Senate during tho afternoon session, by unanimous oooscut considered lu the Committee of tho Whole, tho ruliB suspended, road the third time and pass ed, un J now only need tho signaturo 01 the Governor to boe< me a law. Chief Krgiueor Decker hua thus concluded hit* labors in Albany. The bill to extend the term of office of the Commission ers on the Central 1'urk also passed tho .-^nite by a vote of 22 to 1. Thie bill, us amended by the committoo,extends the Ifm of olllcc of the eulirc botfrd, but makee six a quorum. Senator Pplnola'a amendment to the charter of tho city of Brooklyn, placing greater restrictions around the ac ti'in of the Common Counoil in voting money, and tuat all who violated its provisions would vote thomselvet out of oil'ce, ulso p?*>Md the Senate. lb( Senate luuj ao'Jourued until next Thursday, but the Aft< mbly will have tj a.tjourn from day to <Uy, for they have not obtained the coo pent of the Son ate required hy the constitution to a' Joura more than two days, and will therefore have to remain. The ice is now out of tho river at Albany, and the feny beats are ruunii g as regular at ever. There is no longer any obetiuctlon to travel. Albany, March 1?11 45 P. M The Gibbons Investigating Committee have had tho Assistant District Attorney on the stud to day. llis evi dence has cot left a very favorable impression for his side of the question. Matters to-night look more favora ble for Gibbous. Several who have hoard the evidence wonder why the chi'gn were made sgainU Gibbons. 1 lie coneels ess of my former su'emeit, that Gibbons was < ti*.rapped, bur botn made more apparent by the evidenoo ot to-day. Seward's apparent change of front is tho universal sub ject of crnvf n ation. The only theory thtt I have heard in - l '.aiat, n of hi* cour.e 1b, tba' he has seen thit he is bot : j be ihe ruling spirit in the Cabinot, and has made up his mind to make n a ters a* hot as positole for t.in rx In. It is plainly to bo seen that there is trouble ahead, ord that the new administration is not as harmonious as it might be, even bolore it takt h the reins of g jvermnent V hut, then, will it be after tho 4>h of March r Aibaw, Fob. 24,1301. Tht Trcnty urttk Canada ami Km/land?PtH Office S\u?l\e African in Iht KJmc?Sfjctiaiirmi fvr Bu&Hpg in the Ktar the ChurcK?7he Milk Freight JIM, <?c. Hie Reciprocity treaty between this country and Canada seems to be wer|(lng in a way that does not please that portion of oar inhabitants living in the bordor counties. Concurrent resolutions have been presented in the Senate, suggesting to oar representatives a change of the trea ty. We have Lad two or three boors' spicy debit* upon them, during which the grlevanc?s that oar citlsous suf fer under the treaty were enumerated. The whole thing beem* to be summed up in the fact that the farmers of Canada, under that treaty, could (et tbe'.r wheat and other crops to the Ne * York market for less thin those who lived on this side of tie line?thereby giving thsm the advantage of our own cltiiens. The parties moving in the Post Office site have been afraid to touch it of late, bat they are nevertheless quito busy. The objection has been raised by prominent citi zens of New Yotk that the present site, with all its other objections as to location, he., is altogether too small for tho wants of the city. To do away with that objection we are now told that several of tbo rev build ings will be purchased as soon as the sale to the United State* government is confirmed, and thus make It ade quate to the wants of the city as far u site is concerned. Who, I asked, would furnish the money to pay for those additional buildings and was informed the United States government. let the readers of tbc Hbiuld mark that point. In the first piace, we have been informed nil winter that one of the principal reasans why the Post master General purchased that site was because it was the only one that could be obtained with the sum that Mr Holt felt himself authorized to j>ay out of the amrmnt appropriated by the government for a Post 'mice in New Yoi k, and it could then only be obtained by the property lioldeis in tbnt vicinity raising the balance fhe sum nuked fur the lower end of the Park, we are told, was more than Mr. Holt would pay for a site, and It wax therefore rej??.ed, and the Middle Dutch ch.uieb selected, the pro |M.rty b'ljei* agreeing to pay fifty thousand doliais to wards tho purchase. Now that they have got that, alt but having the Legislature confirm it, they admit tliem selves thin the ground is not large enough, and it is nr> <"s?nrjt? purchase s strip through the block back of the church It Is staled that negotiations nre partly cob eluded for that addition, and the sum that it Is reported they ititoi d to pay brings that cite far above the figures pi?< * d upen the lower end of the City Hall Park?? spot of girmnd that the legis'atura has already authorised the sale ot. Ibe way this matter Is now shaping, It looks as though there was a magn.Orent Job lying back of It. Ptxnild the sale of Uie church t<e cosllrniM, then the ba lance of the property needed to make the sits large enot'rh will be forced upon the government at estrava gant Hid speculstlng prices. And here itea the nigger about this aflair?at less* one of the niggers; for there appear to be two. The other Arrican exhibits himself in the expression of a friend of Mr. Holt, who stated that this bill "must pass the legislature before the new ad ministration came Into power, for #ar the new Postmas ter General would change the location and Mr. Holt lose hie locating fees." Now, what arc the locating feee con nected with the selection of tbl& siteV This Is the petnt thut the pub Ho would like to know. The parti jular ft lend of M>. Holt referred to, we should Judge, would not have made that expression ulness there was a fee It msjr therefore turn out that the Olty Hall Park was not s? let ted because no person stood rendy ti pay a locating fee, at any rate there is evidently n big Job In this affktr, more so than the public has g? nor Ally supposed. How <l?*? It hst>t>en ihst Ihe gnvernment will pay an nddltloMl sum f'-r rootn In Nsssnu street and not elsewhere f Tlte faimers along the line of the Harlem Railroad hare been In Albsny during the last two weeks advocating the I * sense of a bill to reduoe the freight on milk from one cent per qnai t w? three font ths They hare manifested a (irest deal of feeling upon this subject, and make out a strong cnes sgaluat the railroad. They prooeed to show tbnt to send a tan of milk to New Y*rt every day during the fear it ooata forty dol lars more than It dots for a gui to go lite *"** dumber of times under the oommutation rat as. If this be the cane there la certainly an injustice. it la always the boat policy or any railroad or carrying oorpiratloa to tianaport the freight for thoae Urine along the Uao of their route upon term* that wlM encourage the business and induce the largest number poaalble to engage in it. That ouurae increases their own receipts by Inoreuing the freight; but the moment that they dx their ratea at a high Sgure upon ?ny claaa of freight which has ns ether outlet thsn ov? r their road, it forces men out of that kind of business, and soon diminishes the receipts of ths road. If the farmers state the case correctly, tats Is about the position of things in regard to milk freight. But whilst it is clearly the duty of a railroad ooinjieny, as far as the cost of transportation will permit it, to fix their rates at a figure that will enoourage the traffic, It Is not the best policy of the former to ask for a reduction of ratos below a pa> ing prioe to the road. The company would then hi a abort time be placed where tney ooulu not furnish the necessary accommodations Tor trass jmrttiig the freight, and thus ruin hundreds who had gono into the business at a great expense. The In terests of the producer and carrier are la reality ths same; thoy should, therefore wtudy each other's good, in stead of trying to take advantage Of olroumstaaoes. The construction or ths Harlem roud has furnished an ontlet for hundreds of farmers, who c juld not have got their milk to market had the road not have been hailt. On the other hand, wore It not for the farmers ths road would not have this class of freight, which Is the best paying of any thnt they wry. It is therefore the in terest of the road to carry this freight at rates that will encoursgo the milk trade, If It oan do It, and at the ?ame time reap a beuetlt for carrying. If, on the other hand, thoy cannot fix their rates low enough to enable the latiuers to fairly compcte with that received from other sources in the New York market, and at the simo timi make it profitable to the road, then the sooner all hands Ab?uaoii it the better, for tbo ti tde Is oeit&inly uanatu ral. A mutual urranxeoiont between both parties inte rested?tho producer and th? carrier?will be found work ;ng to the b*st advantage of tho carrying party in tbo cod. SEW YORK LHM8L1TVRK. Senate. Auiany, March 1, 1801 The bill relating to street con'racts of the city of Mew York whs passed. Ou motion of Mr. Mavikrrs the blU for tho better pro tection of steamboats in New York was recommitted for tho purpose of giving parties interested an opportunity to be board. Mr Hammond offered a concurrent resolution requeat Ing the New York Commissioners to tho I'caco CMgt^as to report their action at the earliest moment. Mr. Got* called up the concurrent resolution to appoint a committee to act with ILie Canadian committee in relation to the Reciprocity Trcuty ,and tliey were ad opto!, tho voto being 1* against 7. Mr Grant callcd up the resolution for the appointment of a committee of three to Investigate the charges igainst tho New York Uarbor Masters, aud report in exooutlve session. Hi explained that the latter clause bid not his assent, as he protorrod tho report to be made in open session Mr. Hammond moved to strike out the provision to re port in executive session. Messrs Kikro and flow desired the report to be made In secret session, and, after debate, Mr. Hammond's amendment was prevented, and the motion for Hie ap pointment of an investigating committee, to report In open *essi< u, was adopted. l"he report of the Committee on Fodoral Relations was agsin uikt-u up. Mr. Spikola resumed h ? remarks, rending from tho Stalf Htpvter, to show that four or Ave ye uu igo Mr. llttiiiioor.il gave an unqualified support to the o a'.form of the American party, wlm the famous twelih ?ootioo tilark Inserted at Philadelphia. He also attwskel Mr. l<incoin lor h s alleged trom lUrrisburg Mr. 1Iammum> repliod briefly, and tho subject was post poned until next Wednesday. Assembly'. Alhany, March 1,1R61. The committee to Investigate tho chvgos or bribery against Jny Gibbons obtained leave of absence during the day, and arc at work taking tejtiinony. On motion of Mr. Baix the bills to amend the Metro politan Police laws aud to re;>oal section forty twj of said nct'wtre recommitted to the standing comuiittuo. A large number ol petitions wore presented. Mr. Pikrck, on a question of privilege, disclaimed that any r< A ction ww intended on the Committee on Cities and Villages by the ro/erence of the New Vork Ci'y Itad road bill, Introduced last nigut, to tho Railroad Commit tee. T hat rofercnc" was simply induced from the belief ?liat the Railroad Committee was tho proper ouo to have the bill it cba-gc. Mr- Moon reported tho bills relating t? tho public houlth aud Quarantine in the port of New York, and to onable the Supervisors of Richmond county to raise ttw money by tax to p?y tho expense of protecting tho Quarantine pr< perty. Mr CAu.ahan rep rted favorably the bill e.-eitlng a board for licensing engineers. Tbi Albany und Suniuobanna Railroad I/>an and Tax bill was retried for tho caniiiderattou of the tfojse, and on ni >ti< n i>f Mr. 1 kukv was made tho special order tor Wednesday, the 13th. Mr. Uani'rk moved to make the Chenango Oanal Exten sa n bill the sp< c al ordt>r for the same day. Lost The bill (ranting cerUIn privileges to tho s>uth Side Raitrcan Company w*s rcjtorted lavorablv, and m >vod torwiird to a second (V>mmitiee of the Wholo. I he bill to rep ti la'e the ?ale of bay aud straw In New Yoikacd ltrooklyu; to authorizo tho Contracting B >*nl to pbire .ill canals under contract for repairs; to repeal the act in re at;on to the publication of legal notice*; to enable the Sn|it>rvisors ot New York tn pu>eliaa- <? .i'in 1 for the erection of a court bouse; to protect the freedom of ppr-ech !?n? public discuasiou?were all reported favor ably from the coxnr,litres A large ni.uiU-r of reports were also made on bills of local inur>st Mr Jmxk introduced a bill to repeal the He'Jgste Pilot law o( lAf-t session. Mr Birdhaij. introduced bills to Increase the numbor of Judge* in thu Marine, Supreme and Cotumon l'ieis couit* in New York city; to authorise the construction of n railroad from liar l-m bridge to Morris unit, tin the lloetor turnpike; to Incorporate th., raited St.tts WrecK it g Company, arid to amond the Now York Oomtnon ft#', by giving the Mayor the appoin'ment of trustees, te be coullrincd by the Board of Supervisors. Drilrurtlvt Fire lit West Point. C'O'/Zl.N *8 1I0TKL CONSrMED?L08S $100,000. Yeeteri'ay afternoon about half ptst twelve o'clock Cozzen's Hotel, at Wost 1'olnt, was discovered inflames, and an alarm Insist, tly given, which brought tho Oidets Qf Wi*t t'eiut, with their Are engines, to the spot. The lire bail made consideiable headway ln<fore it was difco vercd, and by the tlnie tliut the ongines arrived flames were buistir g from tho whole upper part of the immense building The wind was blowing nearly all the time of the lire, causing the flames to spread with fearful rapidi ty, resisting ail attempts made to exttafnish thorn. The hotel was entirely destroyed The Haines also communi cated to the cott .g. s and outbuildings, all of which were consumed. Only a portion of the furniture w tn iiavod that of the upper stoitts Inc' idtng the billiard room and contents, beirg destroyed with the bnii-tlBC Tho total loss is estimateil at (100.0C0. The amount of Insurance upon the building und conu nts our reporter was unable to learn. The tire orginated in the roof. A man had been repairing it, ai d when he went to dinner left his kettle of buiinrg <?< a is on the roof, when it is suppose-! that iparks n m the c^ialii fell upon the roof ami set tire t? 11 \\ hen the express train passed West l*umt lost night at eight o'clock the tire was fast dying out. 1 hi' ^svlgsllun of the Iln<t?on Hlvei*. ALI. THE tEltKV BOATS BI NNING?TI1K ICS MOVING IN TUB BIVKR. (Trcm the Albany l.vening Jcurntl, March 1.1 Py dint of Industry and harl work the Ice was res terday removed from tho basin, and last evening tho ferryboats were ruiiii'ng. i he ttorkof dislodgin/ ilio 1 ice was n->t (Uy an immense undertaking, but it ?n ?t t?-rid<vJ * jth do little r?^k of life. An unpurc#?^?(ul at tempt w us made to rem< ve It with powder, and upon its failure prij ic?l force was brought Into requu?itl>n which, with the aid of the steam ferry boats, accom pliahed the Job The Ruth ferry boat was runnliur all Hay, by which the passengers were conveyed across the riser to and from the New Vork and Boston rallr>?d <ia pots. Towards pvei.ing the South ferry boat comment ed ruw.lrgto flree ihusb. and an hour alter tho Now York nnd It.?wnral way ferry bi?,t? o,? ncd a commtintoatio with the eastera shore ot the lludhon rtver To cay all the ferry boats hate been running resularlv to and im m their le-i.ttlive slips, thus affording nn un interraned transit for passengers tom.Lg to or going south or east fiom this city " * Ib^k* ,te y d"wn towards the ocean, snd the river 1s clear as tar as the eye can rsach from this city but it is not belt, veil tbat the barrier formed a fortn'ght ago below has been entirely remove*], for the rlvsr rose several inches during tho nlsht and this morning the water wasovsr the pier. A slight lain fsll during the night. and this morning the sky was overcast, with every Indication of the scttins in or i Mtotvi) 8 i A northwesterly wind has prsvalled for several hours at times quite boisterous, which, togrthsr with a mild atmosphere, moat maUrlally weaken, if not snsedllv remove the embargo below. epecuny A spet dy resumption of river navigation Is sntlrina ed si; w, "" Tin: Van W?* Amis ?The republican party press are ,h?l ?ssau Itupon Mr, \ an Wyck, Of the House, on Krl 'ay n'?ht last waa the ristill of some ornsplracy against him on political sco?.unt. That's all leather and prunella," the nlstant pub ic may i est assured on't. If the affair ocsurrso pro -^VheUr 1 ^ 11 w"' rem'm^ !fcaiK? T" 10 Wn knocked so senseless thst be did not recover the use of his wits for p?rhap? an hour after tlie attack waa made on hitn), tho rbanclw |?rtlis stipfiosert to be of thst rowdy gang, and under r.irrt.n.slarx'r* much Ike those nar'at<d by vtr Vas W>ck. *s bsve published account upon account of auch occurresires ibere, which have not attracted public alien tlon, aa the pa'ties a>sailed were humble clttcnna ratlu* U>an members of U-cgreiB ? WMktoykm Star, FH 26. rm SOUTHERN COHQEXS& THE PROVISIONAL CONGRESS OP THB CON. pbdeaa.tr states. MTatrnBNTH DAT. Momtuombbt, AU., Feb. 23, IM1 nonvrrM mat today at noon. Mr. IsUia, of Al*., presented a oommunlcatlou on the subject of a aoai end a flag tpr ths Confederate Statea.

Mr. Wooer, of Qa., preaentel a bill to be entitled am Mi to fon? a voluatoec division In the army of the Oen frdeiate States of America. The bill waa referred. Oa presenting the above bill, Mr. Waionr said ( da aot ytvvoue, Mr. President, to addreai the Ooogreee at length on this biU at thla ilme. I hare presented It for the purpose of calling the attention of Oonfress to It, and ottering some reflections, for the bUl proposes to make a very important change m the regular armjr of ths Confe derate States, wluse proposed arganlatlon .,^ u the itne n that of the arinj of th? Uttiled 8ta4aa. i^Tsdiate oocaeianof this b U air, was uir,Mi,h me. lo the govorumaut of the Uonroaeraio by Oapt. tieorge V^Lce, a c^11'n0^AtU^'^' in bo received into the service of the now republic. Captain Leo has organized, at his own,. ^ company of one bundled men in the city of AtlauU, composed muetly, if not cntirely, of nie-rbanics of that city?working men and own inured to toil. Having drilled these men, h# nr-*t!iiW them, together with their officers, not as volunteers tor a servixsof a year or two, butas .hose who wish to bee me a parto: the regular army of ths Confederate Statee. When Captain Me Ural ?en.U/?u?l the subject to mo 1 staled tu him as my uplnton that th-.re w(m Id bs no difficulty in being rooelved in the w?y or t manner ho desired, for I thought our republic would need men, and such men ss those'that composed Uis com muit. On application, sir, to the tliUUry Committee, IT" .ft,r an examination of ths army organisation, I ascertained that neithor himself nor his men could be re ceived as a oompany Into th? scrvlco of states, acoordirg to the rules which obtain in tho army of tho United States, but that they could only bs received as recruits. Now, sir. there Is a rast dUler encs botwsen a man who goes Into the army of the tXrn federate States as a recruit and one who goes In, asI a member of an organized company. I will take this oo cfuiiou U bat tLiit there ii a vaat diflforooce between ths character of the men In volunteer oompaniss and in tloso of the soldiers who may compose our rsttuUr army, and my opinion l? that the a* rui?KCi will be all In favor of those of the volim^ teor division. The recruit places hunself at ths di*?osal of ihs government, and m?y be compelled to mix with men he never saw before?men for whom he has no atlinity, socially, tnt.'tlectoally or l"oral'y- ^ mav l>e thrown into a#oclation with men taken rrom tho ilrhy purlieus ct your olties, ftom which placs a large number of recruits are generally obtained to' UP * reeulaf a-my. A man of proper mental and moral tram ?.K can never submit to occupy that position; no matter how ardent hid patriotism aud bu'mug his dosire to de fend tho independence anl honor of not be willing to make such a perronal aacrlftoe. 1Hols to be commanded by men, an hi* superiors, whon he never saw and ho cannot toll whether ho shaU ho ied to battle by a wise mm or a fool. ?II.P bill which I offer proposes to remedy this dofecj. la our regular army. It is a blU to ceate a volunteer dlvi siou to be composed of men who p ceent themselves to th? republic for service. You will observe that theau iwrinr ofl'cors are to bo appointed in like manner as those m lho rcKular army, and that all those officers, from captain to mMor general, may be taken from any rai k lo life from say of tho Confederate states. But Kir from thit tlmo tho officers of the volunteer'cor)* are made from tho ^.ers ^mpoetng it? volunteer dtviPion, end that alone. Inert) is, ?lr au ther important distinction with r?!'P;ct J>?li ' nw mbeiK incorporatwl into this division and the ?>1 lies m the r *s"ur a my o. tho Confederate States. The con l?oUtM consWe.stu n in this divtel-m shall be courage and . k?li? there pball be no oi>staclo to tho promotion ot m?n who 'have? on lacrols in the field or battle by their valor; *??",lM etck and obtain promotion through tho StXTfflSf or friends, which operates. Ska an incubus upon riMng merit. The recognition of this lnfluenre has been a Rroat fault In tho i t itular mm vice. Ono or two observations moro and I , r wiJ all I intend to s-?y on the present occa aun. Wbhwit going further bm kin history, the wars in the Crimea prove the correctness of thisjlan. The wd-lt^from Etgland in tho Crimean war fought side by ride with those of the French, in tho aim ' cause and uealunt the wune onetny. The diifrrenee in valor ex- . hr fed by the French and KngUsh troops wasveryg-oat, and lb s <HII. rone- ia to be ascribe I to thJ fact <bat pro- | moti'.n iu the Ku^hsh army could bo only ihrongb personal inilucncc and favor, whilst in tho French nrnn ilie rewards .* distinction were held out to the humblet v soldier in the ranks. Napo oon the Third, ,,bs rving the wlmiom of bis great ancestor, and, arold lie lita iftulti, pursued the same courao In appointing men in ro?fr.?: etc their bklll and courage to womiri hia men. The result, blr, was marked_ln that ('aD?P*1g" It ?a^ i qually ira-kediu Italy In the wir b-twoen the I r.nch fcBd Australia. Our government ls PBc,'i'L*^f ^ ih#? nrlni'loU) tbat uworth nvu^cfl the man, the want or it thefeilow." 1 propose to carry a little of thla republican sentiment into the nrmy and to make a division where th'P cba'l be the proTnlnent principle. I propoee to U:tr<v Unco into tho regular army of the Confodcratn States a division into which the cms of our farmers, "'r. I hants and our mechanics can enter; and where they m y ?u,ier not a? the common soldier enlists, for tho pur 'of tmy, but where they may enter, lnlluenced hv those h wb and holy impulses which actuate men in the ternble rooMcU where glory is won. 1 do not sup tKjse that the bill Is perfect, and I Introduced it to h*ve H referred to the Military Committee, where it can be ^ilr'n^ooKB offers! the ror.owiDg:? j.,,., tved, that tYm r. Barker, a citizen of the State of Alibatns, be authorized to Hie, In tho ofllee of the Attor nev general, a specification of an invention claimed to have be?n made by him, ai au improTemcnt In the "CI?"'-- that my coHeagne, Mr-M*m r^iogerbe ^used from sorj ,ng on the Committee oa Commercial Alfa,re, of which ho l? cU ;ma^. Ths oraauizatton of tl;e department of which he U at the bead will require all of his time, and It wiH be Impos sible for him to attend to the dutiee of a committee. I hone therefore, that he may l>e excused, and tLat the Piisi'dent will appoint some ono to fill the vacancy. ThU mt^?met*on of Mr- Snrnt, Congreaa then went Into seurot toasiun. IIGIITFENTIT DAT. Konti.ojury, Ala. Feb 38,1861. Oorgresg met to-da7 at noon. l'rayer was offered by the Bcr. Mr. SintrnwiD. The Journal* of >estfri!?y were read and approved. Durirg the reading It wag announced that the President had appointed Mr. Milei on the Committee on Commercial AIUiih, to K-ipply the vacancy caused by Mr. Moinmin ger's declination. Mr. Am.it.o*, of Florida, presented the following com munication:? Mo!?tgoiikrt, Alt, Feb. 2\ 1M1. To tub Ron .TjkfK'ox Homos, Jamk- B Owk*s ,?m> J. 1'at ton ami'Bkxoh, Deputise lu Congress Irutn the Stale of % Flotka:? Osstlmih? I beve the pleasure herewith to furnish you with a copy of the Joint resolutions recently adopted by the Uenrr.il earn tnblv, cxpresnOe of tt>eir hearty approval of the ein'n it ? r the Honorables Jrffentoti I'srU and Alexander It > u phnif hk I'remileut anti Mce 1'realdent of the Coaledo rste .suites >.f America. Owing to the irregularity of Hhe mails, I have doomed It advi^nblp to fiirnlah you wtto ihn ?ame lu adraaoe uf the regular iert'fl> d copy, which you will doubtless receive. Very retpuc.iully. D. 1*. IlUXXAMD. ?rotnr mwoLcnoKs. f'cao'ved, That the (lfii?r?l Aawmbly of Florida have heard with pleasure uf the aalectlen, by the Convention at Motiigo Dm, of the lion Jctrersi n ltavn cud Alexander II. Stephens aa President and Vice President of the Rorthorn t'onledori tlon, nnd ibat In the aclectlon f these two dlatiuguUhed atalomen thev tec (jnl*e th.it burial of former politic,,! oiffe. ivno a. * hicb "U bo much to be 'i"?irt-' by all true lovers uf their country Reeolved further, Thai tbli Uenc-il Asaen.bly r^oognlxes the linn Jefferson !:?T1* t* Chief Vuglatrate of the Southern Con ed. li'ion, ind ?? ?ucb, a* t>elDh entitled to exr roine the ?eme powers ?nil prlvllcg a at all point#, and in all icupects. wltMu the limits of the?:ate?f Florida, an the "roeM-nt of the late I nl'fd Hiatna r> uld hare exercised while Florida waa a men.bcr of thai ?oufi'deraiion Adopted at Tallahaasee, Florida, Fob, 14, 1861. Mr Anmc*?on stated that Mr. Holland was a member of the Florida legislature, lie moved that the communica toii be entered on the journals Adopted. Mr Wiuowt, of Oa., preeouted a model for a flag sent l>j Mrs L\ O Csrp?mier, of Georgia, which waa referred to the aptir pr'ato com mi'.lee. Mr. T. R K C? bs, chairman of ih<> 'Ximmlttoe on Print ti f, ma> e :he follow ng roitort, which he morod to place on tie public calendar, aad also to hare one honored copii a prm to<< a srr.t iw rtn.iTtOH TO KIUC raurnKO. The f'onKreea of tbo Confederate Ktatea of America. do enact thai the riecretaey of Cong"-,* ahail, after each session, ^re for publication fair c>ples ot all the acta paw.i by aud r-eolutlon? of a public nn'ure Intended to have the "iffrot or law*. together with the constitutions for a pro rinlotinl ai.d permanent government of thia Confederacy adopted Ijr this Congress sco 2. The acta aball be arranged un<*er appropriate llUas: fhail have marginal botea to each aectiou, and be fully Indexed ere :t The Secretary aball also prepare for publication copies of the public journal of the proceedings or thia Con gifi-f, and a full index for the nam* Hec A 1 he acts and loumala when prepared shall be de livered to tfcc pnhlls prWiu-r* who ahali, wttbo'il delar, pnh ll?h three rbounand ocn.i'a of c?cb In ? atjle equal imMh tlon and i.poii paper or the aarae quality In every reelect aa the l,aa a of the United htatea, aa annually published by Meoar* BteeUi A Brown. Kec I. The aeU of t'ongrem thus published shall be bound by i lie prbllo nrlntersln a atyle not In'erlor to tbeaotsof the (lenerO Assembly of the Htate of Alabama, for which aerrioa he ?hall receive the sum of twenty are cents per eopy. Hec. 6 1 he public printers aball be entitled to re-atve, as ccmienaatinn for th? publication o' the laws and Jnnraal tne following vti-ea, v'x:?For each jiageof tho laws and Jour nal* InoTudlng presswork, paper, pressing, foidlag and satoh* tug lhe aurr. ot t*. rec T. For all Jo1" prin'lng ordered by Conirees, the public printers thail receive the following compensation, and OS Dioie, vt?:? 1. >*'? rnilt. PrtoluHnni <irof KrtmrU.?For composition per page (foolscap!, one dollar and twenty-flee eentsi for preaa woik, folding and atltoblng one hundred copies, tw jnty Ave cents per page end pro rata for all copies over one hundred. a. for h'tJt*. (Imrtltutirm anH r'hfi IVrmi>Af<t<.? F*>r com prsltlon per page (octsvoi. In >mall flea, plain, ono dollar; In email pica rule, one do lar ?nd fifty centa For brevier plain, < ne dollar and fifty cents; for brevier ruls, two dollars; for iule and figure work, >? |>age laiger than royal ootavo, per I.OUirmt, oo? dollar F r preaawork, laoinding folding and stitt blrg, per in ken, eersnty crate 8 For 1 iimI ivopa. Olrrplar IsHrrn nsil rthrr If/e-eO.lacmw f> jnhxo mileml hy Otnffrm OT Com poet t low, plain work, m l.mbema. aevealy cents, rule and Mure worn, per I, , ma, ? ne dollar For prewwork. Including folding and stln blng per UAen or fraction o' loken, aeveaty cents ?4 For all pei>er on wklcb printing la done Tor Congress, the liu* He printer ah>H he al'owrd the fair market cost there uf and twenty per cent addl'ionel iherrts I On all wort done for Congreee when In aeerei aeaalon. lb* public printer "hall recede an addlUonal oompeneation or ten per oentnn* on ibe above re tea Pee (I 1 he chief officers of the executive departments of the government are h? rebv authorised io contract for all ne ceeaary prmilng in oonneetion with theli several ottoee, la ne SCTSffiSSMtoK pi^uiKOti, per ckau tokao (the teliccu o<h M ^..?i f?3RESJ?tnycanta; tor l+P?r, trp ym oirt ?oO?ta? afcU) 1? J.0' ?>lh2TbT? dui><oimIm> on a pout bill or oilwr oi?ioa? no ^ nna* SSEX^chargelor oonpo^^ trfSiniWIlC rMu?e?S? m$B. ^^n^?q"? u7nd^^i lE%% K^'dU.S^WSlJ*}--** " w? ?m. ^rrS? fu&f&?3\ eoutlvedepart*^"*. f<* *?'>^. hut ^ adwtlaemenU u-~4" ~^?{w$Sr?ia2aTUi,?rK tb2T5^ t??S" abali be eoeneeted with th. ^pirtmBotOjf Juatic*'a ?{,BPp.t^JL^K^d0wl^hr "he"advice aud SwewhoUuo?.hLl?d and.J^y^^^'JSyaSS^ of Public 1 riming . ? nubile printing, dot with t&a Ito it>^r Mnffttg J-J jjjj ^,^Bwficfctb? aame bend of the tibeamownt p?l<l out for the hm the P"blt'^ito^^ ^ tbe^ounrp?'<l out under the on each conf rant, hijeaijiu*iuB? _ *iJrat?? of ibe nroba 7rd2o( eacb ^ be ble MP; Ddl}"'* ^JJl *^iKe i'?ivdeot. In connexion with laid before the Coogre- ^ hi, dutV alao to take from I LISS^S^ x^dt^Tthe'p^e Sg1n"5"*hikc^r ?d ?te?id. beyond ue'year of IU TrEt-'x-arAiKS." herein ^efore pro?UJ-d, ?t*U ^ ?u<m*a n ^ ^ d'n?i-SlUtZi- reo^'ve an* Cft&ft'SPSS-* ^O^f^d^Stor^wCe decision on Ue appeal WWlWfSR* o' ?*w?, militating a*^ U pSmalota cl ibin act we herebj r*P*? <<1 On orotlou Congr,? Before tt??re* amounted to day iecreey ww ????? from the following bill:? a ..?. to ? ?<?r\vv*" " bo.dera, or ut>on the *>n n o itiinajniy ^ the ^ al' sb'p*. boata or r 'l*< ?L . lw ?wibluh- d by authority of nnd?r?urb r*fUj?tl?M M inny ^ cl(U^Uahed &wtk?^aw?i^A??sr^ ? ???? See J Be It I'"r']??waipm of the aald riTer within the Urn whli:h may enter the watei )10rt or .,\ace beyona the lia of thla confederacy, irtrn y I ^ ca e w aar other a?ld liniita, may fJ**Jy%?!?,??. ,,f thN coufederacy without 0011 or place be-ond the lwlti of ^TLe'ui o'her .?, dm, or h.ndrjw '^Uw fuller any.ucU ahlp. ^Tohr';^Mo^ldeUVr or^n ^y ^ -Jig-?-* i i^Ke^^jfe&r.P3Krtf~ a* KrM?rX~M-o,r^lll$!K?r,5rSSS: d)?e,?olaLded.?oldord?i?^o?.in>. . ^ prooM><||ng ltt alonsof tbla act, to t e ^M rourt In vbe dlmriot where auch Admiralty, before the ?ld wwrn^to] we^ a.a?n? ^ ^ ^ ahlp, boat or *e?^l niay m I o an . conouat auch col&itor of the d'atrlrt *ho ahull ln*tituva anu ,ramenl piorefding, aid the rtber half ror tue uae oi in , ^ of the Con^eceraW ?, . t r0?, aI1, ca,,?? be unable to boat or ?e?i*l Bll*!ithi-reol may '>e landrd and the proceed onlta v<>y ?ge,<becag ^ rt of entry. In the ?am? aamema> ^TJ?. w?re?andmercli^iua,regularlycooatgMd nr.." ?s"? Sars law ?" other <?"???? ?nacled If any j*r?on barin? the Br fliallex.bang.- orcoraumetheaame rjtu. >?? b fcU K^awSffa: ^,s:^S!fr5S^-^ssa?s?z?E:si,s.s^Si ^XsisrSSS^ssE' of the c.,nl.<\.;r?tc^Vhe^a"m!ntof *nd ,h* and meicLandUe aobjeot to w |^n,i th? atme for maater, coii>lRnre or ^Jo |Swful to^enter th* .? d .ale or otht.* ??;" ?? JTfi^t of ??try, or to for- | go^?, w?rt H aucl Tn?cliHi? J J? r^c?iU.ion* wud <b. iu uBder^no or ^1, ?W|T^U) poitor \>\*c* cHittoniftrv iu ?uchf d .r?, y-ln th.* Nanr.e m*nn?r ?J ^.ISSK^a^s-sasrs'i ctrsi, saass sas b be entitled to tbe ^"'"V^d men*hanmae ai U prorlded by log the taid K00^?* ltu au Uvv-i and regulation* wWo? SfiT&^SJS or w^Loualn, reapec ^ 5 Be It further enacted, when irrt!.^rs>^e^futi^ ';oi?y ^r-tJe0 oo^r^: r^ir'bl^lv^d^Wth theoodector a rnmlie. t [ of tbe cargo on board, i'^' Vfter * rtgiatering the name, the ?aul Collector ahan. *ft? rjfl? 'ing dp]>(M|lr<i t re nam It it only eerttfljd % ent.le.aro VT r>e SSrSSS| ?2uV^t!?.h man of ??ilt on#- bait to the BM of lUe officer wltn Iwm 'fttt ?S>? WM b?ve b-en tlcoonlteJ, and the other *1(?<M n.nu..r?' ? ? . . dlatn -t to whl h tde halt lo.beoae of !>? taJIrerer that until porta of en veaael waabound. '' , d' ,h,. ,| . (,f VUkaburg, on the tending that rlT?.r. hlNKTKKNTH DAT. MOOTUOMKKT, All., F ''j 26, 1961. Ooogroe* met to day at noon, and pray or was offered by tLe Rev. tiaail Manly. TLe journals of Saturday were read and approved. Mr. Baorvrxx, of Ala., presented the following reeolu tloo ? Few Ived, That the Committee on Public I.anda bfi Instruct ed to Inn'ilrn IDU) tb<-pirhMit cordul 11 . f ibe pub to lauds ljlrix wllnin tbr limit* of the Confederate M?U?, and, ?U i, lrt.> the expediency of dlscla'turny l>/ ibe t'ocftdentg StaUM all title or right In the rame, la larur of the t-tatea rrnp.-r lively li wtiK'h any pn l>, ic land in?y bo *ituat?d: and uai the committee have ic?re t > report, by bill or otherwuw, aa they Gua> deem expedient. Alter presenting" the foregoing, Mr. Shorter sail he hoped that the resolution would not excite dine anion at the prevent time. If tbero (should be dlflereuces of opi nion, he did not thiolc that It would be to any material extent. The practical question for oar consideration is, what tball be done with the public lauds? The ordi nances panted by the Conventions of Louisiana and Ms slmippl bare claimed for those States all the public lands lying within those States. Georgia aid South Carolina are now the only original States In this confederacy w i bin which there are no public lands. I trust, how ever, that atber States may Join r<s at some future day. The oplnlea prevails, to a large extent, that It will be the best policy to surrender' to the States In which those public lands are situated all sucli territory. As a source ot revenue to the government th?y c innot be relied upon. The expense of disposing of thoui would soon exhaust all the profit* arising from their sole. Upon consultation with the Chairman of the Committer on I'ub lie l?i,ds, I have deemed It expedient to Introiuco this resolution, in order that the committee may (squire into the best course to adopt In reference to the public lands, and to r.quest them to report at their convenience. Mr. Witu iit, of Ga , said the resolution oflorel by the gentleman from Alabama (Mr. Shorter) was In relation to a matter of grave importance, and had been the subject of reflection and examination la the Committee on Public lands, of which he was a member. If the resolution Is submitted to the oommlttee be was satisfied It would re celve full sad careful consideration. lie also favored the reference to the Committee on Public I.aads. The resolution was accordingly referred. Mr. Cksswvt, of d C , presented a armorial from Seorge Pox and JcAn 0. Thornton, olttsens of Georgia, on the subject of patents, which be moved, without read ing, should be referred to the Oommitteo on Patents. Referred. Mr. Wapl, of Texas, offered a memorial from Henry If Ins low, a oltlaen of New Mexloo. Without being read the memorial was rsTurvd to the Committee on terri tories. Mr. Waui also presented a communication from the President of the State Convention of Texas, which, on motion, was referred to the Oommlttee on Indian AITalrt. Mr Riurrr, of 8. C , said he rose morely to state to Ooa giess that the labors of the Commute* on the Permanent Constitution have very nearly been brought to a close A portion of the permanent constitution ha i l*>oa placed In the hands of the printer a few days age, and he hoped by W?mes<iay morning next to be able to lay the whole of that tct'titnWea before this body. The fmmmr paid tbe next business was the oonalde rstian of the bill in relation to tbe public printing Mr T. R R. Ows'sspressss thedestretbst that bill should Ue vrec a lay. M the committee were dsslmua of bivlng 4 . ?rather toterrlew with the Public Printer before the M came up fur oooeide ration. Tb? bill was accordingly pntponal, Mr. llHuukow praivuted a ooannltiUca from Ik Bta>|aoa Bo bo, of South Carolina, uttering a site for aa m. mory. It wu referred to the Owmliln on Military Af fair*. tm met too of Mr. Boiwu, Ooagrees treat tate POSTAL RETORT AND BILL. Ihe annexed re|>ort aud bill were adopted la aeeret atgb Mo* oa the SIM of February, and Moray removed ta> <**T UKOKT. Mr. Ctaaroa, frcm the Committee on PoaUl A#atHk maco the followlnc report:? The Com ml if a on Puetal Affaire having oonsfc'ered of Ike duUe* aaalgned ibetn, have luairueted me to submit the f5? lowing report,end the bti aooompanylng the sauut. The aommHtee hare mahUy directed thtlr Inquiries tatha Cm"}0? whether, without material inconvenience to the pafc the t oei udioe UepaiUuent of thla confederacy uaa be 1 iaa<1w aeii-t>uatainlng I The ounmltte* And. from the lateet and moat reliable mi ana of Information of which they hare been able te ar*S otlpta and expenditure* for the laat daeal jew but they ntw ?nine (be above furnlabea mi uvproiiiuatlon riffli Ii i iIi . mm rata for the predication of pur present aotloo. To provide for thla oeflait your oornmiitoe would mind that the rait h or lostage uiay be lncr*a?ed aa proposed bribe accompanying b fi. HythU bill they estimate an inoreiatf ecelpt* appioxlmaUug $6<8.K74 89 Tin y bell"vi< that a aavtng can be effeoted by a change in the mo<e <>f 1. tuug out mall contract*. adootlng w75 \U$ usually culled the "starbid system;" providing safe guards for the celerity, certainty and seeudiy of tue mail* but without tther restrict ns a* to the mod* of transport*, tlon. in this way y ur committee iue satisfied that IR* pense of mail transportation may bf reduced. i?y thirty three and one-third per cent upou the preeeut coat?say $6i9 14a. They are rmtherot'opinion that there should b<? ? <W>ss tiiiuance of numerous route* tn- coot of wblea la grea'ly dis i toportiuned to their o nvcnictce ami the reoclpu or the mat otl.ee* suppiit d by thorn. In thla way they believe a saving of one tenth of the present coat of trauaportatlon may be at tained-say flBMC The nervier upon many of the rontea may, without material detriment, be cnaiiged, dally mutes reduced to trt weekly. *-' at an estimated reduction if, s?y M\. They would alao rec mmeud the abolishing a number uf minor post oU.cea w hlcb occaalon oonatderuble eijier.ae with out corresponding profit or Convenience. In tbis way a saving to the department might he readily aoeured to the amount of, aay $&>,i ml 1 bese muni added, aay by iucreaaed receipt* by reaaon of poatase ratea. "... $67^,874 gg 1,081,711 tt By saving aa above ludloatcd, total. 1,0 Present excess of expenditures over receipt* ... I,b4>i, W6 81 . Your eommlttee are of opinion that steps ahouid be imiaa> dlately taken to preserve the postage atampa or the deuuads na'lon of ten, five and tweaty cents; t..al three aUmiM wlR be eullicvent to meet the wants of the department tor Uaa present. 1 hey would further suggest that Immediate ateps should be tsken for procuring a supply or locks aud keys fur the mail service, and for post ollioe blanks such as are uow la use. 1 bey would further reonmmend that all the m<Ul eontraata within thia conf* d? racy be re-let, At a* #arly a day ai pno> tioabie, and until they are re-let, the exWiiuir e >ntraor* rvm>?ia in /urce, this govt rnment benomlng resi.uiuibie to sneh ousu tractors from the 8th day of February, iriOl Tour committee are unable to surest any plan unt'tfoiw ther arrungements shall have been made for the trantmiastoa of mall matter t. and from other governmonts. Ihey believe however, that tvutll postal treaties can be made, expt dieata arising from the m cet.s.ties of the public will readily augge* themselves whi h will, io a great measure, remedy the moon yen It nee. The wide sjresd ramifications of the expreu ioa Bniea would furnish vuloable auxlilades for communlcatiasi youd the confederacy, the mall matter bearing the s. nmpa of each government thiough which it may pass by said oc press All of which is respectfully submitted. W. P. CHILTON, Chairman. IK ACT To be entitled an act to prescribe the rate* of postage In U>a I <mfederate Sta'es or America, and for other purpose*. Section 1. Ibe Congress of (be Confederate Slate* of Ame rica do enact, that lrom and aft? r sueh period as the i'o*ima? ter O'tinal may by pro iamsllou announce, 'he'e sha.1 ba charged the f >)lnwug rates of i oatag?,.to witFor every single letter tesled, aud for every letter In manusetipi, or p?> per of any kind upon Kh ch information shsl1 be naked lor or eon.n unlcaiee In w riling, or by marks or sign*, conveyed la the mall for any oUUnee between places within the Confut ?rate States or America not exceeding HU milt a, b oents; aad for any distenre exceeding OLD mile*, double that rate; and every letter i t parcel not oceeding half an ounce In weight shtll be deem'd a single letter, and every itddiiional weight or ba'f an ounce, or additional welcbt ol less than half aa ounce shall be clmrgtd with an additional single postage; and all pi>cksg<s contain i.g ' ther than printed er written nattn?aid money packages are included la this clasf? slis.Il be rated by weight, as letiers are rated, und ^bsll be eharped double the rates of pjatage oa letters, and all diop Kit- rs. or letters placed In any pu-.t of fice, not for tiansmhslon but for delivery only, shall ba chsr^'cd with postsgeat lie mte uf two cent* each; and la all the foregoing cases the pottage must be prepaid bf (?tamps: ai.d all lettl rs v. hich >li?ll berealt r l>e advertised aa n mainlng over or uncalled for In any post ollice, ?h?ll ba charged * ill. l*o cenia each, in addition to the regular poat an\ ruih to be acccunted fur aa other pontage* of this oua feot racy. hec 2 And be it further er.acted, lbst all newspapers, not excc< ding three ounca Id ? eight sent from the oil ce of ouh licatii n Ui actun and bona J Je subsc'lbers, shall be n.arred wHl' postage aa follows, to It:?The posUge oa the regular M'tjibei-ol a newt paper published weekly, "ithin the niata vleif published, Miail lie (>fa cents per quntei ; and pa fiert i ubiisbt d semi? ? eklj double that rate, and pa pet a puh ished ihcicea vet k treble tba ra e, aud |.ap-rs ,.ubluthnd daily six t.nn s that rate; ai.d ihn pt>*inge on all ti*uxpapera to sclual snbecrtter*, without lh? Mate where pebliahed, sbali be cl.nif.ttl double the toregoing rateis. And lec.dual^ .. t (tin lite cflire ol publlca'lou t> actual and bona /it > subsctlbere, shall be charged with postage aa iolluws, to w it:?The postage on the regula ' num bers of a pei iodlcal not exceeding one and a half ouooaa in weight, and published monihly, within the htate where pubHshtd, shall be three centa per uuarter; if publlshcsl semi-month j doub'e that rate, end for evnry additloaal ounce At fiaction ol an ounce double the foregoing rales shall bo chargid; and periodicals, publislud quarieily or bl monthly, shall he clitiveo i ne cent an ounce; and the post age on a 1 pent a cals will-out the state where published rhatl be double the alx>\ e ^p-clued ra-e?, and regular t-ubscri ?'l t? news] apers and periodicals shall be required to pav one t|uar t? rs postage t'n advantr And thern shall be charged upoa every other newsr apet or e >cb elrea ar not sealed, nandbll^ engiavlnc psnijiulet, periodic tl aud mugu^lne, vtblch siiall ba unoonnecti d w th any manuscript or written matter, not ea oeeding three ounce* in weight, two cent* and trea I. addi tional ounce or I roc ton of nil ounce two cent* sddlllonal, and In all ca-t s the po>U.ge tbnil be ptnpaid by st?mpa. And books, bound or unbound not weighing over four pound*, ?toll ce deemed matte le matter, and shall b-. charged Ith It am^e, to be prepaid bv stamps, at two centa per ouaOf fi>r any distance lhe puollshers oi nenspa]iers or p>riodSoa)a may send to etch other I rom their rc*|*curc olTices ol pubil t allot:, free of post ige, one capy of eat b publication. Sec. 3. And be It further I mscied, That tt aball be the doty of the PoMaiastt r General to jiiovidn and furnish to *? deputy pt simaaters, and to ail oilier persona applying aad pitju.g therefor, suitable potUM stamps and statu ped en veiopta ol tbe dtn m>nati< n ? f two cents, live cen's and twenty cents, to facilitate tbe prepayment of mstHgespre vidtd oi in th'.s set: ai d ary person wko ?h?U forge or ooua terfelt any pt tisae stamp provplea er fnri isbcd under tha piovisioiia of thia or any former act, whether the same are impr, ?? >-ctl or prints en or atta-jht it to envelup- s or not, or any die, piateor engraving theie.ur, ot shall make or prist,<# knowingly use ir sell, or have In his possession, with intent to toe or sell, any such false, lorg< d or conn erfeited olee, plate, engraving or piataga "tamp or Who ska 11 make or prtnl, or uuthoil^e cr ) ro< u.e lu lie made o<- printed, any postage stnnips cl tin kind provided and furnishe . t-y the i'tiaimailer f tpertl as aft rcald, without the espial authorliy and dliiciion of the 1'oit (jllice Department, or who, after sin h |orl*ge ~ian.ps bave been piloted, shall, with la tent to di l raud h reyeuueaitl tbe Post tMTieo Li apartment deliver any po^iage stanira to any p*r>ou or jieraoits Hber tl an sucb as shall be a'vhttrlat d to receive 11 e same by aa insir" nirnt o( wrn tigdu'y executi d nndei lav hand or the 1'OMHi^Ur Ciervrtsi ? * the r^Kt Ofllor flMiot, vhall on Convict ion thert*t>f# be dt?*m? n utility 01 m.oo^ and be puomlied by a line not exceeding *:*?>. or by Inapiinoa n.ent nt4 rxre^ctii K fi\ e }etiMfor by both wu b ln.e nn.j im pnn tm? tit; and inr eip?'rKe? uf pneartng and providing all ?urh p'?Mi*e Mimjn ai<o lei ter enet lopen m ? are provided tar or au'hor ?rd by tnip act phali be paid after lw*fng Mdjaotad by tiie Auoltor of th*4 Foa* office IVpaifmcat, orer the oertl fitateo. the 1 o*'n.mi<r ? <n>?al, out of *n> r? otiey to tM ueeaury axialng from the nyenueaol the i o?t Othoo Deimrl mm. See 4. Aril fx- It further enacted, That |i ahull bo the duty o? ev< ij |?tin ?ni'i to ?hiii-p to be defaced, In aueb manner as the Poaimaat. > Uem ral ahall greet, Mil |mmur atamp* ef this tokfiemeji ??i ? I ed t" letter- deposited inbi* oi'ce for delivery or to be aent by malt: and It any poamiaater a> nding letter* Iii the mall with aucb postage aiaropa attached a hag rti.lt 'ode'aoe 'lie nmi-, l> ?hall ta the dnty of the poattna* trrto tnlwn- ofllce fuck len?ra ahall he a-nt for d> livery to oef a< <? the atauip* and rejiort the delinquent poalmaatt r to tta 1'oetmastiT <>i i cral ?i d if anv peaon at.nil ua? or attempt to uae. In prepayment of povtage, any p stage tumps <rMak aball bare been NT re nm it lor like piutoae*. auch persoa ?hail lie aubjoot to a pi r ally of fifty dorars for erery aucfc cflenoe, tol? recoveied In Ibe name of the "nn'rrlsraM btatee of Atnerlia In any oeurt of compe.ent jurisdiction he. 6. And be it further enacted. That from and after tho day when tLla artr oea In n i fleet the I ranklr g prtvlieg* ahaS lie abolished. rmvldsd that the l'o'tmaeter i?en> ral aad his chlel cierka. in d the Auditor of the Treaauty for the Post tifl.re i i pai iiw: t, rha'l i,e and they are hereb*, authorised to <>*n mit through the n.nll free of poaiage an> Irttonk packages or other matters relating eiclualvHy o their ofBeM dunce, or to the. buatreaa of the I'oar Ortlce tiei.artmeni; but tbey ?Diill in every sin h csae endor-e on the bark ol the letter or pwkage lo be aent free of pnetage, over tbeir ova aigneiurea, <be wotdw ' oflicial buaioe?a;" and for aa> Mich endonemetit lalaely m-de the peraon an offeM mg aball forfeit and pay $>0; and provided fur ther. ibe aevetal rtr pu>y postmasters tbn ughoul Ik* Ooorrd. rate t-tatea *h?H be and are hereby authorlcad to aenc through the mall In a oi | oarage all latter* and iiartagae vthlcblt ma) be tfcrli duty Of they tnar bare orpaaloo to ttHii?.n)i; ?? nny per*, n or place, and wblcn aball re'ate eiela alvi ly to ibe bUHin M of 'heir rraj ectlve offloea, or o ibe boat, reea of the Vo-1 ttflice Ijepwrtoient; but In every aucb oaae the deinity p>4Un.aat>T aetinirg any auch letter or pankayta el.all er dor c iberron. over Era o?n algnatnre. the words "p. i-t ? fll<n buainraa;" atd fi.rearh and every auch endrra^ mint fa eel) mi ile, the peraos making the aauio a hail forfait and pay $.? l> s.c Aid be It further ena-le^, That the third aeetloa at an art ei'hi?d an an furthar if amend 'An art entitled a* a. t t?r redt'01' and in d|iy the rates of po?tag? In the tin ted fets'ea end tor other purpose* peeaed Mart h * IMt," ag proven Harch >, 1X64 whereby the letter mgia ratine jilwaa waa eataBH hrd, b and l? h. ret y repealed from aod after tic day when tbiaact goea Into effect. Hoc 7. ite It luriherenaced, ic, 1 bat no letter* ahall bo r*rr?<d by tb? etpirae, or other chattered companies, unlaaa the aamc shall b< prepaid by being enrloaed In a atamped ea vel?|* of tela conreiietaiv. and any company viola ing tbo Emv lelori* o* thl* act ahafi forfeit and pay ine mmof undied dollar* ft r each offeneo. to be recovered by action at debt In any court ut thl* confederacy having rmgnliaagB thereof, In the name and for the nao of thlaoonrederaof Kec R He It lurih?r enacted, T?at lh? foatoukater (leoerOI of the Confederate sta ea be aod la hen by anthorlied to mako all uerrtaary artanKeraenu for ibe irnaamtaat m or malla b? ween the U'rrltoriea of ihla and otbor governmenta, aubjatt o the ai pi oval of the Prealdent, until postal treaties oaa M ff < cN. I asaed Feb. SI, 1M1. Tnwims Thaobtt ?We have been Informed of tfce outltnee of ? terrible tragedy whlnk occurred id femur county, noar Adamsvllle, on the Itth lost. A maay hy the name of Aoorooe, who was until recently a Metho dlet pieacher, killed, on that day, two persona, Motsrtk MoIx<ilan aad <1. M Uoadry, and wounded ura othe^k I MR and Clyatt He waa lma?dlately arr??te<l and htuw on the following day? f>rnan<t%nt F Ion'Han, FHt. M, Ctoerw or Nrw Jnmr-Bout %jvw* I.srr ?The M(f? tory of Htate of New Jeraey no Tuesday, presented to ?hf legislature an abstract of the Htttc ceoaus. Ths toul population I* 072,034, or the?e 014,OW) are wbits% t4 AM free colored, an i eight eUv.?. Of tbs sltves f? remaining in the ft*to there are in Hutitordoa ooua?r? threo, in Middle-**, one, la Morrla, eoer. In IVuwalo, aad In Sotnaraet. one The largest oounty ta Smsii, oow Ulning the city of Newark, pop<il?tton, M RT?. rks Mrt in population la Hudaon, oonianlng e-ITlt. the popaiiatmn of th? oit> of Trenton la IT ,?^l, aad of thU number WT are colored. iVu Twa ?Tb" mills of the Wakefield Mannfaotuiiaf f^aipvny In thia village are rttnntag no fell Hit" **? turnieg ont their uaual current ^uota of goods ?aa Meesra Hodman k Snttg are rvmaing four day* la a *Ma> ?~&arr<vn*n Ttmm.