Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 17, 1862, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 17, 1862 Page 2
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2 NEWS FROM THE STATE CAPITAL. # ^ Congressional AppoiliDBiiicnt-Kctulu* tioBt Compliment (o Mi. Erirnon and tile Officer* of the Monltbr-lBiurance? Rayuioad'i Grinding Committee Or* dered-The Safeguard* felated Around It?Nothing to Prevent Their I'mtiug the Washington Market and Gansevoort job*? General Hejolelng In the Lobby? Special Legisla t ioa .Now the CPrtler of the Day?Matters of Public Interest Secondary?The Nigger Always In the Locul Bill*?How to Avoid the Disgrace of a Grinding Committer?Krlief of the Soldiers Having shoddy Uniforms?Red Books, c*Cm Ac. Albany, if-irch 15,1862. I find Hut the Apportionment Committee have dually agitodupmihs hrst nine CongTeesinal districts, com- j prising Long island, staten Island and tho city of Now Yoik The First Congressional district is as I tolegrap' ?1 last night .with the addition of the country towns of Kiurs county The district comprises the couuties of Suffolk, Queens, Richmond and the county town of kings county. The Second Congressional district is made up of the First, Second,Third, Fourth, Fiitli, SevuuiU, E..vauth, Tltir teeuth, Fourteenth and Nineteenth warda of the city of Brooklyn. The Third district comprises the Sixth, FigUih, Ninth, Tenth,Twelfth, Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Severneouih and Eighteenth wards of the city of Brooklyn. The six districts of New York the same as 1 telegraphed last night Several of the country districts are partly agreed upon; but there is such a contest over them that thoy may be changed at a future meeting of the committee, and a prediction of the probable result can hardly be made. There is, however, but little doubt that (.'later ami Columbia will form one district, uud Albany and Scbcuuctady another. Kvery aspirant for t uugrvss has a district to suit himself, and this, as a matter of course, im!ces many conflicting plana and a spirited controversy. The first nine districts may therefore bo said to be the only districts fully agseed upon by the committee. The Ways and Means Committee, at the request of Mr. Loutrol, have agreed to send for Benj. Y. Brady, of Now York. who Iras made himself famous in engrossing on l?arcUment, for the purpose of making arrangements with trim for oug.ossrng on parchment the resolutions of Mr. I.outrei complimenting Mr. Ericsson and the officers and crew of the Monitor. But little was done of general interest in the Senate this mortnng. A majority of the Judiciary Committee reported adversely to the bill relative to the premium notes of insolvent mutual insurance companies. Tha minority of the Committee reported another bill as a substitute, thus leaving the matter still opeu lor future discussion. That branch of the Legislature adjouruea at an eariy hour until Monday evening. This being the last day for introducing bills, every member introduced all that he had on hand, to cluse up that class of business. Bills may, uowever. be hereafter Introduced. but cannot be considered, except bvnnani. moos consent, until after those presented on or before the 15tU day of March have been considered. The resolution of Mr. Raymond, introduced yesterday, for the appointment of a grinding committee, or, as tome have styled it, a sifting committee, was called up to-day. Mr. Raymond called Mr. Pringle to the chair, and took tho door to defend his bantling. The resoi itiou was favored by Messrs. Raymond. Alvord and Stetson, and dually adopted, amended only in one particular. The following ia a copy of the resolution, as dually adopted, by a vote of 74 ayes to 10 noes?those voting m the negative being Messrs. Beokstarer, Codduigton, Cosy, Kouuey, Lalor, Loutrel, Pierce, .-mitn and Wells ? Resoived, That a select committee of nine be appointcJ, to which shall be referred the General Orders, with power 10 select therefrom such bills as they may deem pioper, and to report the saiue complete. rrovtued, 1 That tue committee shall lake no action upon any lull except at a regular meei.ng of said committee, a majority ot the members thereof being present and ucc samy to constitute a quorum. 2. Taat the yeas and nays shall be taken in said committee, upon every proposition to report any bill complete. S. That a journal shad be kept of the proceedings of the committee, including a record ol the vote upon every prt puailiou to r?i>ort any bill complete, and that the same shall be submitted to the House with every lepcrt that may be mad:. 4. That no bill, agains' which au. two members of the Assembly shall make toruial objection, to be t utered upon tue journal of the committee, shall be reported complete, except by a unanimous vole ol the comm.ttec. 5. That uo bill making any appropriation of money ont of the State treasury, involving any claim upon the general government, or conveying any graul or franchise to individuals or to companies, shad he reported complete by the co in udi tee. , V 6. Tl^sj whenever the com mutee make a report of hills complete, Saul report shall li on 'he table one day, to be printed. and that the question of agreeing to stud repot t shall not be taken until the printed copies ot tbt report shall have bet a placed upon the hies of the house. 7. That any bill reported complete may, when the question I of agreeing with the committee bJallutine up, bo referred to the Committee of the Whole upon the demand of thirty Hither*. Resolved, That the committee be authorized to employ a clerk, .it a aa.ury of $3 a (lay during each day be may be actually employed. This is ono of tlio measures that everys :-si'it of tb* Legislature is forced into by the pressure of business, one your on* hind of grinding counnuiso is adopted; another, something else; and thus they change from ono plan to Mother to faciliiete business at the close of the session. It is from these machine.-;?for so< U they ere?arias nearly all the evil legislation that the Suite is inflicted with. The paasage of such bills us the West Washington Market and that class is the direct result of these grinding committees, and, with all the honeyed phrases in these resolutions, there is nothing to prevent the commit tee frost grinding out bills of that nature; and if there re any such on the flies the public may expect tberu to suudecly turn up. Coo great fault of all these committees is they place the special bills ahead, and secure their pas sage, to the detriment of bi'ls of public interest and importance. The reeuit will oe that we snail have upon our statute books a flood of local, special and private bills, about one-third of which will have to be repealed east year. This at least is the result Of the past. And tt. Is accomplished to the detriment "f public b.is.ues', and those bills which are ueoaisary for public interests are allowed to go unacted upon. If the memtx.is denhe to really >io Justice to the people of the State, then they should order the appointment of n o utmittee to select from the general orders all such bills as :? of general public irnportan. e and interest, and refer them to the Committee of the Whole, with a proviso that no other bill shal! bo considered until tboy are disposed of. But the trouble is, almost every member has some local bill which he cares more about the passage of than be does those of a public nature, and bunco they go in for tba grinding commiiies, and the State is always cursed Willi too much local legislation. Until we have a radical change m our rules of legislation, this mondersvll will be spr .ug upon us every year. It come* regularly in stuns term or other, and wd] continue to make its annai visits, disgracing every Ismiis latere and adding chapt -rs or corruption to their proceed, tags, until the constitution is banged, giviug to the members decent salarioa.an<t removing the rastrietion of (KM hundred days'sassion, sod allowing them to remiin here to attend to the t> sincss decently sad In order. With that change, an parson oonld have tha face I" rise In his place and propose a grinding committee: there would ha no exenae to Justify seeh a move Tha troublw now m, the ona hundred days' session gives members an excise to vota for a grind; g commutes, and then ?lip through all the jobs and stealing sclivmee, un der (ho plat that they are local hills, when, If they could be fully examined in tha House they could not year Yes, they are iocat bills: the nigger Is always found in tha fence of local bit's thev are never in the hills of gauarai public interest, tor every tr dy is watching them. but he quietly finds his way into these local billsJust such hills ae this grinding . eimuatee of Kayrnon . s are to consider. Tbes- "big thirds.''to use the common phrase hare, are yet in the background. They lvave been kept back for ;ust S'ich moves as this,and cow Raymond has proposed a plan, and seventy (our members of the Legislature have voted Tor it, to put tbemall through We shall now have a grand rush In the lobby. These already here, whose tares have been ad long as the moral law, and bitter in their lacnoniationa that times are dull and no mud ay. are now leaping with joy, ready to hold a jubilee over the pssstge of these revolutions. The resoleMone should be named, a resolution for the relief of the Albany lobby. Tor such it ii, and such it will prove to he In reality befdre the session adjourns, unless a belter oomnsitlee is appointed (linn has uscn the case in the past Among the bills rationed was oon from (he dhoddy Investigating committee to refund to the mldiers who were furnished with shoddy uniforms under the contract made by Dorshaimer with Brroks C: tbers th. sum of ten del lars each Mr. T?ltnau presented a resolution g.ving the reporters nine additionsI Red Books When this matter was up the members voted themselves the u our keep* re and lamp lighter of the Aeaemb'y ten Red Ho. g- without calling tha yeas and nays?calling ror about sixteen hundred Red Books at one dollar sa b They rushed t through, and no member was rmt ou the record. Having possession of thai books, another rsaoiu tioa was brought up giving to the representatives of the prsas the satne number, which has a way* n-encusto roary. This rsaolutlon ee'led for one hundred and fifty Red Books. An economical streak came over tb?m ail of a sadden Tho yeas and nays wsrs called, an 1 I the resoiation was voted down, se thai thev could go beTora their coittltuauta ? advocate* woooray Thta Ida* navar atrnck tham whan thay wre to vota bo<>li? into thafr own pocket* Hao tb"y taken lha cam* fO'irna and baan a* economical whan tha ra*< I itum waa before them voting ton Bad Booka to tbam aalvaa, th-y could have **v# l the Stat* about flf'a-n him drad dohara?an itam worth considering but aa th<y wara to raeelva the benefit of it thav "couldu't ace it ghair action on tba anb*c<|u?nt resolution, by which they put tln-maelvc* >n the ?> imd for ecmoiny, ?a? ad tna mm one hundred and thirty dollar*. Surely their oonItltuanta abo i.d h'ud a ,i ibilea over lhair pnnrmoua re tlTotlon of ilia espenae* of tha State, ami thoir opening tba vaaael at tha b aD 11'.ppiog || a. th? piggot.to appear 'onomieal Oliltaary. DEATH OF IHAKLR8 Hh.NRT FI8HKB, i'?n.*tdiirm>, March 10, MM. Char la* Henry Fldier it?d tha morning, at hli rati lenoa in tha uppar |>*rt of tbl* city DEATH OK THE POET POgDICI. Ctwrrvafi, March 10, HflJ W. W Foadiok, tha poet, di*4 on Sunday aftaroooa ^ # AFFAIRS AT THE CUSTOM HOUSE. The Receipts for Ditltt-Oediioii* ?' Sicreiary I haM?linporUut Information for Importer*, Jtc. The receipts for duties at this port hare beeu during the present month much larger than usual, owing to the increased biu-inaae of the departments incident to the arrival of several steautura. Tito principal importations hare been of such article-i as are always in demaud, the value of tit* articles of luxury Imported being much smaller than it usually is. Some rides and musical* still arrive from Europe for the use of our armies, although not in as largo luiutities as heretofore. The government has not f u d it necessary to buy abr >ad oannon, conn,'U balls, perous-iiou cup3 and cartridges siuce tho removal oi'iK-u. ! i n at from the command of the United States troops in Missouri. . We append several reoent decisions of the Secretary of the Treasury w ith respect to the duties to be levied on cei tain forotgu ariicles. The ouo in relation to the duties on shawls is especially important, at many of the description considered are brought to this port. These, together with some recent decisions of the United States Circuit Court, will bo fouul of interest to importers:? EXTRACT of SAFFI.owek. 'irkasritv Ukpastmk.nt, Jan. 23.1882. Sut?I havo cai el .illy considered ttie case presented in your report of the 11th ult., of tho appeal ol J. Wunuorlicit, Esq., from your derision levying a duty of twenty per cent,under the provisions of the twenty-fourth section of the tarilTnct of the 21 of Ma ch, 1361, on the -'ox. tract of saillower," ae an uuemmierated article manufactured in whole or in part. "Sa.lirwur" is. in terms, exempted fiom duty by tne tar,tl' act of the 2d of March, 1861, and the importer claims, oil that ground, a like exemption for the "extract of sattiowor." The provisions of the ta-itf laws make a dist inctlon, In many ca.se.-t, in regard to tho rate of duty bolweeii the crude auu 1U0 prepared or manufactured article. and on reference to "safflower," while it makes a specific provision for the (lower in its crude elate, it makes nous for any "cxt: act" or preparation of "?afflower," but loaves it to fall under the general classification of "all articles manufactured, m whole or m part, not otherwise euumei ated or provi led for," upon which is imposed a duty of twouty i>or cent. Your docision in this case is approved. I am. respectfully, S. P. CiIASE, Secrotaiy of the Treasury. II. ram Barak y, Esq., Col lector, Ac., New York. OLD YELLOW MR1AL. Tmusi ky Detartmhm,Jan. 23,1362. Sik?I am in receipt of your rotort on the appeal of Messrs. Swift A Allen, from your assessment or duty ut the rate of twenty per caul, under the tariff actor March 2, 1861, on "old yellow metal" imjiorted by them. The nineteenth section of that act imposes a duty at the rate of tan per cent "on brass, in pigs or bars, or when old and fit only to be remauufactured." The importers claim in this case, to enter the "yellow metal" as "oi<l brass," because it resembles brass in the nature of its component materials, although they arenot combined in "brass" and "yeliuw metal" in the same prop rtious. The tariff act of 1S42, which regulates the assessment of duties on unennuieratod articles, by the resmbiance they bear incortain particulars to enumerated articles, cannot apply in thi3 case, becanso "yellow metal ' must be held to be em bra' ed either in the provision in the twenty-second section of the tariif act of March 2,1361. for " manufactures, articles, vessels, and wares not otherwise provided for, of brass, copper, gold, iron, lead, pewter, put ma, silvor, tm or other metal, or of which either of these metals, or any other metal shall be the component material of chief value," or in the provision of the tweutieih section of that act, for "metals unmanufactured, not otherwise provided for." It is true that there is a specific provision for "yellow metal" in the free list, when prepared for sneaihiiig purposes, and of certaiu dimensions and weight therein prescribed, but it Is understood that tho articlo in question does not conform to those condu ions. The only point, therefore, to he determined in this case is. whether the article is manufactured or unmanufactured withiu the meaning of the law. I infer from your report that although the article has ouco boon manufactured. it is now old, and unlit for any other purpose than is a raw material to bo reworked. In tint view 1 am of opinion that yoar assessment of duty at the rate of twenty per cent, under the provision in the twcnty-secouJ section, for "metals manufactured, net otherwise provid very respectfully, S. P. CHASE, Secretary ef the Tr-asury. Lawrluck Ubinvkix, Ea [., Collect'>r, kc., New Bcd.brd, da.ss. WOOLLEN SHAWLS, EMBROIDER*:!). Trhascry Department, Jan. 28,1862. Sra?T have careiully cousidorcd your report of the 12th ultimo, ou the appeal of S. McLean Ac Co. from your do cuiou, arsesoiug a duty at the rate of "twelvecents per pound, and, iaaddition thereto, twenty-live per centum ad valorem ".on certain wool, worsted and silk shawls, embroidered: the appellant claiming ent.y of said merchandise at the rate of thirty per cent, under the provision in the tweuty-s'cond section of said tariff, for "m.mufaeiure* of cotton,linen,silk, wool or worsted, if embroidered or tamboured in the loom or otherwise by machinaiy, or with the needle or other process, not otherwise provided fv."' These shawls, being manufactured in part of wool and embroidered, lall, in my opinion, clearly within the classification in the second gubdivi-wn of section lit of the act of 2d March, 1S61, of "clothing ready made and wearing appaiel of every description, composed wholly or in part of wool, made up or manufactured wholly or in part by the tailor, seamstreee or manufacturer," or on "woollen cloths, woollen shawls and all manufactures of wool of every description, made wholly or in part of wool, not otherwise provided for;" and that they were properly subjected by you to the duty of twelve cents per pound and twenty-live i>er cent ad valorem, as provided iu that section. lua provision rerorred to oy rn? impoi tars in the twenty seooud taction or the Tanil act of March 2, 1S61, for "manufactures of cotton, silk, wool, or worsted, if embroidered or tamboured in tlie loom or otherwise, by mHcbinery, or with the needle or other process, not otherwise provided for," con have no application to the merchandise in question, it being "proud ed for" in the thirteenth section of the act. Tour decision ii approved. 1 aui, very respectfully, S. I*. CHAFE, Segr^tary jf ^Treasury. Hxaast BaMBi', Esq., Collector,uic., NetvYotk. BUFFALO ROBF.d. Thiix-tot Dti-aBtmsnt, fan. 28,1862. Fir?I have had under consideration your report on tho appeal of Mr. William Mm lavish from yo;.r decision, subjecting to duty, at the rate of twenty per rent, under the provision for - skins, tanned ami dressed, of all kinds," in the 201 b section of the act of March 2,1861, tjulfa'n robes, the appellant claiming entry oi saul robes at a duty often )icr oeut. The ninrteonlh section !: !.i:l't a t "f 2d M r' li, 18ol, mi -is.-a a duty of eu , er rent on furs, dre-ged or omlres.-ed, vtlieu on the skin. Section twenty of said tanli Ml i.iijiose- a duly of twenty per cent on sk>us tanned and dressed, of all k.nds." It is very evident tnat butielo rolies cannot be regarded ae "skins tunned or dresse i nor as ?'furs on the -kins, cot being auowu in the trade under that classification, but being enumerated In the tar iff, they ire assimilated by virtue of the twentieth section of the tarilf act of l?42, to "furs <m tin* skin, and will be subjected to the some rate of duty?vis., tea par cent ad valorem. 1 am, very respectfully, S. [' i'HASH, Secretary of lbs Treasury. J sum laxAT, Esq.,Collector, Pembina. Miuaesota. Tile Flight of Two tniun Women from Arkansas. (Frum tho .-it. Louis l<emoerat. March 11.1 A Union man named ."tniih has resided about six miles from Iayettevike, At kausas. the o?Mr of a trad of six b' ndreo scree of land, with comfortable dwelling, stock, Sac. obnoxious to the rebela, bis property was plundered by (heir foraging and other jartio. during the winter, his place being shout a mile from M'-Culloch's ussuquarters. The family consisted of Mr. Smith, bis wife and child, b a mother-in law, ami also a hi other in ,aw , jatne* w ate ma ami wue, mams i ,? <* than a year ago. liesthese, Charley, the ?lave of llr. Smith. Upon titws of the approach of Curtta' force* to 3pnog ilaid, the rebel* began pursuing all th* Union mar. to hang 'hem, ?nil aui.tti and Wat kins Dad, hoping to m ilc-> their way io ? me of the Union eampe. The women thus left. id tear v' o .tragi and torture on their husband-' account?<f not death?ieft ih*ir home on the night of neyh of Febritnry, with Charley ni their guide an! protector, leaving the aged mother end th* child, who were unable to move On foot'hey wended their way, eeping wiiat they did sleep ,n the open air, upon such straw or Inter a* Charley coul4 gatlie : for them, and covered by th" -ingle blarkei whi. h he e irried, and *ubsisting upon ihe foot which he carried in a pair of addl? bags. He would hare been .eizcd .?* market* ble property bel< nging to a Uniou man,and the women regarded their own jeopardy as something more than that of their lives, if msi or caugl.t by the ?uc?e-iunisti. Tliey travelled. he thinks. about eight mile* the Oral day (the women being feelne and one of thorn In a delicate situation;,fording creeks end avoiding the travelled roads, on one occasion, crossing a creek upon a log, one of th* !adi*? fell in. and was wirli < (!' nit. extricated by Charley, who. as he eeid, ' cooncd it on da log," so that I t.iutri or i it linld of him. And wit 11 dha raai.hac! ik,. bank he pit!led her out. Thu* for nearly a week, footi?>1*0 ami with short and painful journey*, having no shelter and m t a^oita flro, ?ube sung on tbe scant provisions which Charley carried. lb?y elowly ina lu their way until tbey Orel mot 'he adv..no guard of the io-!e, mI fi free at Mudtown. Her# lbs lao iee were at once cared for by tb? Colonel, wbhe Charley was taken some ni.le? on horse n* k to lli'ter s?igel,"wbo examined him at great leugib, comparing li < -tones w.lli hisuwuuupe of the country lie was sutisiled of Charley's truth;ul nose, ami fine him a paea fur biuue.f and the two ladies. From tbie point conveyance was given tbem to Spring icld and *o Rolla, and they arrived In St. L" on Friday night by rail?lb# faithful Oniric) still their servant, protector and frie.ul. Be enhibit- I tiie rar.o* a passes furnished him. lie sprak- of them With tho ututoet affection. "I brought deiu rhiidrtii u*, ' *mid be, though Dot more than thirty I s< veti years old himself Wh? iber M?ssrs Wraith and Wa'kitii tnade their escapo or not, the ia ,ee <1< n>,t know. On# of tbem lied from b e bouse in Ids shirt a neves, and no intelhgeuoo h*? been received from th?*m. Charley Is a p oucher be says, and eeoms intelligent fir bis comlitlen, and m.nly in hie bearing. His wife, belonging to suotlie muter, wse sold off into Louisiana annie months ago, when they began to rueti the stives off from tbet section in consei|uoi)ce of the troubles Charley is aiixiousjui to ,..* into Illinois, where ho cm find front to dffffWit these two ladies Says hell tOht and liae a goe i trade? can lay brick or rock or work on de farm, and aim enough to keep them *' Tbey are staying at the Refugee House, on Kim str<et Charley'* narrative ,s artlese aud e*s?iodingiy .oterustmg. .Speaking of Mr idniith.m ai|?w*r to a uuoahou he said ? He wa* ?good master, but f don t know whether he is alive or dead now." The noble friendship and slmdet heroic devotion of this e|gve to that family deeervee ibft respect of all right Otto led per?0u, though ^ejeoifeeted not the leaat coosei'Wstie* of any spcotal NEW YOR$ HERALD, i THE NAVY. Tba work at th i Nary Yard. Brooklyn, has beeopusbe forward during tbe past week with common table spirti Tbe excitement produced among the officers, sailors marines, mechauics and laborers, at the fate of tbe Cum bsrlaa',1 and Congress, and the glorious achievement a the Monitor, has evidently uerved eich Iran to work witl a determination that plainly luiicates a spirit to aveng the conduct of the Morrimac. The changes which active operations in tho building o our navy have accomplished lor the last eight or uin montps are something to bo proud of, and it Is but a fail spressiou to sfjr that ws are doubly as strong in thi; arm of defence as we were one year ago, and that a fur tl.er enlargement and strengthening of our navy ii being carried on with undiminished vigor. Since our last re;>oil of operati ins at the yard, nothing has occurred of any special iatere-.t. The frigate Lack aeauna is progro-sjng rapidly. Her frame l? complote a id her planking will be commenced in a day or two. The new inputs Ticonderoga is also progressing with great speed. About one hundred and seventy men aro employed dally on her framework. TTio steamer F.i icssou remains in the dry dock. A largo gang of men aro at work repairing, caulking ind coppering her. When aha leaves the duck the steamer Massachusetts will lie floated in to h ive h'r copper clean, ed. She has had her armament lakou out, and is to be converted into a supply vessel. The strain gunboat l'atroou is at the North wharf, completing her oulUt. Iler armament c insists of four thirty two an I one brass twunty-four tiounders. She is a small, trim-looking craft, and would he considered a Urst class vessel if her uccominodaUons for the crew were more : 10 y The Morning Light is at the pieroppoeito sbiphouse No. 1. She Las exchanged har water casks for more convenient water tanks, and is taking in pig iron as ballast The uew sloop-of-war Adirondack is receiving her machinery at the pior opposite the sawmill. The stoma gunboat Pawn is also at the pier opposito the s I'.vmill, where she is receiving her outflt. The following is a list of her officers:? Lieutenant C'/mmandinj? A. G. Clarry. Assistant Pay master?Forbes I'irker. Acting Assistant Surgeon?J. W. Shcrfy. Firs' Assistant Engineer?N. C. Pates. Acting Third Assistant Engineers?Samuel Tomlinson, F. B. Greene. Acting Master's Mates?iWdlliam C. Underbill, John Barrett. Aunoxed is a list of the officers of the storeshtp Supply, which sailed last Thursday:? Cimmander?George Colvocorcssis Paymaster?Edwin Foster. Aiii-.'ant Surgeon?W. LomoBt Whooler. Acting Matteis?J. D. Woods, W. K. Brown sad Gsorgo B. Alruy. Acting Matter's Mates?J. B. Porter, W. J. B. Lawrence and W. P. Brown. Paymaster t Otcrk?Joseph Chad wick. Captain's Clerk?George Colvocoressis, Jr. The steam gunboat Madgie is nearly repaired. Her armament is on hoard, and her outfit almost completed. The Victoria and Wamsutta will probably proceed to sea to-morrow. The ship City of New York, lying at pier No. 8 North river, has been chartered by government, and is now loading subsistence stores. The following is a list of the officers of the United Slates steamer Getnsbok, which is doing blockading duty off Wilmington. N. C. Lieutenant Commanding?Edward Cavoady. Ex "'Hire Officer?James B. Gordon. Acting Master?Geo. W. Domett. Acting Assistant Paynuuter?E. H. Roberts. Acting Assistant Surgeim?Arthur ivemble. Master's Mates?Oliver Thatcher. Theodore Werlhof, Allen G. Drody. The guardhouse at the York stroet entrance has been repaired, and the guard will now have ono of the umst foin fi ?ri ihln nlncAa mi fliia utsf.wm ' Tho employed of tho yard arc being paid off for the month of February. AFFAIRS AT THE CHARI.K3TOWN NAVY YARD, The only Vessels now let t at tlii Navy Yard are the gun boats Cbocura and Marblehsud, which are waiting orders, and tne storcship Texian Star, loading and to bail in a week. The Housatonio, now, ia iu the dry dock with her sheathing about completed. The Maranagtk aidewhoo!, new, is at the plor near shiptnuss No. 1,-roceiving her machinery. The Macedonian, frigate, is repairing, with several gangs at work on hor. The screw steam aloop-of-w&r Canandaigua, building in shijibouso No. 1, will be launched on the 23th of Maich. The sidewheel gunboat Genesee, building outside, and the sidowheel gunboat Tioga in ahinhouse No. a, will be ready tor launching iu three weeks". They aro both vessels o. tight draught?eight or niue feet. PHILADELPHIA NAVAL MATTERS. The work upon the iron clad steamer in the yard of (Iramp k Sou, is being pushed forward with groat rapidity. Over four hundred hands are engaged in the yard, while at least a thousand more are employed in the various machine shbps throughout the city, in planing the plates which are intended to cover the planking. Those plates aro four and a half inches thick, fifteen feet long, and thirty inches wide. In about two weeks the work men will commence to put the lower tier of plates upon the hull, and the upper opes will not all go on until after she is launched. On this 14th inst. the second or th? large boilers of the Powhatan was put on board: another will bo put in to-day and one on Mont^y, which will be her full complement. Each o^e ot these boilers weighs ue*rly forty tons., and. wheu all are in placo, she will have the seomiugly enormous quantity of oue hundred and sixty tons of boiler iron in her bold. The receiving ship Priucoton has left her dock and taken her place lu the stream. The Powhatan will be removed to this dock, where the work will go on uninterrupted. She will be ready tor sea by the first of April. Thoro are still a btrgu number of machinist* engago 1 on the Juniata, putting her sctow *ha:t in place. She is expected to be launched ou Thursday afternoon. When the Juniata is launched, the work on the vessel called the .Shenandoah will be commenced. She is to be somewhat larger than the Juniata, and will be armed with three oleveh Inoh four thirty-two pound guns, l'lie Monongahel i will be toady for launching about the 4tb of July uoxt. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. ScW, Majnjlt 1^1962. TUo imports for the pa*t w?ck are again very heavy indeed, being nearly double those of the corresponding week last year, and falling but a million and a quarter short of those of the extremely active week at the corresponding date in IkGO. For the guidance of members of Congress, tvhc will be shortly called upon to remodel the tariff v/c subjoin the following list of the leading articlet imported at this port since.March Dry goods $1,020,926 Steel $.">7,40{ Indigo id 138 Tin 122,881 Opium 27,307 Cotton 270,26c III'ICS W4:>4 cwuee 78,64! e'oppor 40,041 Molasses 47,.>-i4 I'utlsry 47,874 Sugar 464.271 (iu.ig 104.934 Tea 443,811 I/snd 22,'J 12 Tobacco 42,4S: Vool 91,708 The course of our import trade for the pasl three months proves that the ciVil war and tht cessation of cotton exports have not materiall) checked the consumption of foreign goods at the North. Our people are consuming nearly as much tea, coffee, sugar, metals and dry goods as the) would have done had no war broken out. The fact is significant, and ahould have its propei weight with the Committee of Ways and Means The present duty on tea, Cbffce, sngarV molasses tin, lead, cutlery and foreign manufactures of wool silk, cotton and tlax may be doubled withom reducing consumption very materially, ani with a very large gain of revenue to the govern inent. If Mr. Morrill wants reveuue it can be gey hare. It ia presumed that the importation o: foreign firearms is nearly ended; we must have rc ceived the entire $2,000,000 worth ordered bj government. N'or ia it likely that we shall receive much more cotton from abroad: In the course o ihe ensuing mouth we should be receiving large quantities of the staple from the rebellious States The exports of produce, merchandise and specie last week fell short of the imports of foreigi goods, and the balance of trade is steadily bu slowly turning against us. This will probably be hv roni id t a urn a i?f A mnrioun olnnVu f/.i ' ale abroad. The following are the table* of the trade of th< port for the week and since January 1 Import*. Mo- rM wert ikco 1861 iss2 Diyg'<'.?U $2,284,994 940,885 1,920,93' tientral marchaodlae.. 3 288.124 1 815 290 2.414,to T'tal for tba wrNc *5,573,ltS 2,561,175 4,336 30 Previously raportad.. 46,206,241 ?7,014,472 29,707,12 Since January 1... ?'l,7^9 369 30,676 647 34,042,92 Fx roar? or Taobrtjn /vn Mra itAVwp* I860. 81801. 1862. K..r tha we-k 61,877,6:1 S,!K?,h67 2,057,3T, Previously raportad. .13,631,339 23,918,595 23,848,1# Since January 1... ,615,608,980 26,799,462 20,905,49 F.X PORT* rt? SPRcm. 1800 1861 1862. For lb'* week 6115,473 185,376 768,48 Previously reported. ...2,1,651,013 7,646,37 " RtSince January 1 62,789.675 1,836.389 8,864,85 Tue banks showed last Monday a specie nvcrag of 630,436,844, being an Increase of 6609,085 fror the preriona statement. To-morrow they wil probably show about 630,750,000, apd their dif counts, which stood last Monday at fl ft,055,148 may lijtew.|ae show an increase. It is undcrxtoo

that the banks h$T9 not been free sellers of gc vcrnment bonds during the past Weejt. If they ar wise ttjey will not forfe aalea Qt present. If th rpUetliwi bo suppfoRsed in the oofitse of the nox MONDAY", MARCH 17, 186i sixty to ninety days, United Stales spies will a*U at par or a premium, sad there will be an active d demand for them abroad. The steady accumula' tion of coin in the bank vaults is the chief cause of ' the dulness in the specie market. Speculators are l" afraid te buy while the banks hold, in terrorem lf over their heads, thirty millions of gold which cost ' par. It has been suggested by some bank officers that the banks ought to f resume specie payment. This is merely idle 3 talk, meSuing a trick upon the public. One hun* r drcd and iifty millions of irredeemable paper are J about to be set afloat by government, and. being a s legal tender, to be made the chief currency of the country. The bulk of tide money will go into bank, 5 as deposits. For our city banks to undertake to , say that they will do that which the makers of this i paper expressly decline to do?namely, redeem it in coin?is to promise that which they cannot perform, and to generate an active speculation in gold. So long as any kind of paper is a legal tender, some of our leading banks can resume specie payments. The bankers w.ho talk of resuming intend to trick their customers by promising to pay coin, and realiy meeting demands upon them in legal tender notes. Matters are vory well as t they arc, for the present, and there is no use in rnry employment, notwith tanding tuo continued efforts of tlie secessionist orgaus in England to decry the financial condition of this country. After the passage of the Tax bill, and a few more Union successes, it will be apparent even to the most prejudiced foreigner that the finances of the Union rest on a basis of greater solidity than those of any of the monarchical governments of Europe. Foreign exchange closed yesterday at 111% a 112 for bankers' sterling, and 5.05 a 5.10 for francs. Sales were effected yesterday morning of first class bankers' bills at 111%, though the asking price at the leading houses continues to be 112. Both the supply of and the demand for bills are lighter than usual. Gold continues to fluctuate between 1% and 1%, the bulk of the sales last week being at 1%. At the present price of gold there is a small profit on its exportation to cover bills drawn at the market rate of exchange, and consequently there was a considerable shipment last week. Very little money bus been realized by the bankers and speculators who purchased gold when the hanks suspended; the loss of interest has, in many cases, absorbed all the premium obtained on sales. A further upward movement in the precious metal may, perhaps, however, be expected still. The following table shows the coarse of the ttock market for the past week and month:? 15. r*. 22 Mar. I. Mar. 8. Mar. 15. !'. 3.8's regtst'd. 90 ; 90?,' 93 92% #3?,' VimimaiT... 47 83 81 62 61 TaptpoS 48?; 62 wi{ 01?; ei Mifsocri i'a 44'4 53?; 53 53?; 53?; NewYorkCentral 817; 84 83?; 84 80;, Heeding 4i?; 43?; 42s; 42?; 42?; me 341; 34?; 34?; m 30); 1 Krie preferred... 6S 58?; 5?>; 59?; 62?; Michigan (.'mitral. 53 6?}f 54 50?; 574; Michigan South'n 21?; 3.3?; 23?; 24>; 24'.; Ponth'. g uifra n t acd 41?; 46 48 48?; 48?; Illinois Central... f>w 65 63?; 65 66 ' Catena 68 69', 63 k; 68?; 70 , IUJCI. ismuu "??? 01 <*>/% O* , 4 Toledo 44 ; 4M< 45 j4' 40 y, 47'? !'annum lit) 121 ltK>, 119 121 ? Hudson River.... 33 >i .'17 H 39 37 g 30 U Pacific Mail M'ifxUW, W* 94,?< 95 ,'4 The stock market has been very active and buoyant tor the Ia*t week. A large business has been done in gov^iment ae*urities, especially the sixes of 1841, w hich are freely taken by the public ns last as they are sold by the banks. All classes of Treasury notes are active. The 7.30 notes are at par, and a small premium is given for the small notes. The C per cents are likewise in demand at a fractional premium. No orders for any government securities have yet come from Europe; but the bankers say that if onr military and naval successes continue the C per cents will ( become a favorite investment on the other side, both in Germany and in England. State stocks continue active and buoyant. Virginias, Teunes> sees, Missouris and North Carolinaa arc all in re' <i?est at the Brokers' Hoard, at prices ranging 1 from 10 to 15 per cent higher than those 1 whidli ruled six or seven weeks ago. In the event?which seems probable enough?that Mis1 *ouri cornea out of this war a free State, her State ' bonds will be worth at least as much as the bonds of the State of Illinois. Much more uncertainty attaches to the bonds of Tennessee, Virginia and ! North Carolina, wliiob seem unlikely to change f their institutions for many years to come, and 1 which must, after the war. go through a long period of severe suffering. Virginia cunuot but be 5 considered a bankrupt Htate. The war has de1 prived her of many of the resources which used to 1 supply the means for paying the interest on her 5 Isrge debt; and the conduct of her leading citizens r lias thoroughly dispelled tho delusions so long en ^trtaineU witn regard to the honor of the Old lto* ? minion. It ia very generally feared that tho bulk of the present debt of Virginia will be repudiated, not only because the rebels aie unlikely to pay any 3 debt which they can evade, but also because, after 5 the war, they may find themselves without the \ means of paying any debts. 4 The business in railway shares has been large I during the past week, speculators have been freely buying the stock of the Erie, Toledo, Rock Isluud, Galena and the Michigan roads, and all h leaning railway bonds. Of the latter there are - few which remain so low * be a tempting pur* r chase. The sinking fund* ... the Michigan Southern, to which we drew attention a few weeks " since, have advaneod V/x per cent during the past I %weck. and as they arc the only lirst class bond 3 which can he bought at U2, they are likely to riso o in the favor of speculators. The large issues o' n paper money which arc forthcoming promise to II place all first class seven per cent securities above i- par. Tho Erie bonds and stock are favorites with I, a large class of operators, and the handsome earnd ings of the road stimulate purchases at the i* present time. For Fjbrnary the retarn e shows an increase pf $210,009, and for the e fife month* ending March 1 of $1,200,000. ;t V.'e b arn that Mr. Marsh, the late rceelvor, and attempting iresn cuanges. uy uuu uy,u me union cause continues to prosper, Congress can repeal the legal tender clause of the resent act, and then our banks will be enabled to resume without difficulty. In the event of the suppression of the rebellion, the public will gladly float $150,000,000 of government paper at par, without any legal tender clause, and the banks will then be at liberty to pursue any course which they may deem expedient. We notice that the country banks are increasing their circulation very rapidly. The volume of country money afloat is considerably greater than usual, and, judging from the conversation and the letters of country bankers, it has not yet reached its limit. The money market closed yesterday with an abundant supplyon call at six per cent, and an ac* five demand for first class paper. The range of first class names is, of course, much narrower than it was a couple of years ago, and many names which were formerly classed as fair to good arc now difficult of sale. None of the government certificates of indebtedness hare yet come into the market; they are expected early this week' and when they first appear they will probably operate as absorbents of money, and may, for a few days, have the effect of causing some little activity in the market. As, however, they will take the place of money in bank aud at the bankers', and in the country especially will serve as a currency, the ultimate effect of their emission, like that of the legal tender notes, must be to render money more abundant and increase the expansion of credit. The present rate of interest in Europe is considerably lower th&n it is here. In London call loans are offered on consols at \% per cent per annum; and iu the event of continued successes by the Union armies it may be taken for granted that considerable amounts will come here for tempo a, qow the Prudent, has rut aid one-half the iron on the road singe h? was appointed receiver. Comparatively, the preferred shares are higher than the common stock, and the ajirewdeat operators on 'Change are giving the preference to the latter. Central aeems latterly to be neglected; it advanced six to seven per cent, while Brie remained stationary. Rock Island, Galena and Michigan (tentral and Southern have their friends; and, as all the roads are doiug well, and have fair prospects for the ensuing year, the price of the stocks may ad" vance. If Toledo is replaced on the dividend paying list, as seems probable, it can hardly fail to move upward. A committee has been appointed by the Stock Exchange to visit Washington in reference to the proposed tax on transactions at the Brokers' Board. It seems probable that the Committee of Ways and Moans moroly intended to impose a tax of one-tenth per cent on commissions at the Board; whereas the bill reads one-tenth on the gross product of all sales and purchases. Such a tax would in every case nearly equal the entire commission of the broker, and in the case of sales of first class securities, such as Panama, New York State stocks, and by and by of government securities, it would exceed it. In other words, the tax would equal and perhaps exceed the whole income of the Stock Exchange. The committee will doubtless set this anomaly straight without delay, especially as it is jmpartant, at the present juncture, to throw no impediments in the way of tho investment of capital in United States securities. We learn that the Stock Exchange committee will propose to Mr. Stevens to commute their tax for such a yearTy sum as shall be satisfactory to Congress. The earnings of the Eric Railroad for the month of February, 1802, were 020 February, 1861 301,932 Increase $'211,097 The position of the Galena and Chicago Railroad on the 1st of January, 1862, was as follows:? Capital stock $6,028,000 Funned debt. January 1,1861 $3,524,000 Less sinco paid 110,000?3,414,000 Tola! present debt and stock $3,442,000 Earnings in gross for 1861.. . $1,720,000 less onoi'a'niu exnonses UO.'.oOo? 811.000 Add surplus after dividend, January, 1801 34,000 Income $845,000 From which deduct:? Interest on debt, 1801 $243,000 Sinking fund 103,000 Dividend, January, 1S02 301,000? 617,000 heaving $198,000 Other items charged to income account 75,000 Leaving $123,000 Add sinking fund coupons 2,000 Actual surplus carried over to new year $125,000 CITY COMllEnCIAL REPORT. Satokday, March 15?6 P. M. Ashes.?The transactions were limited at $5 50 for pearls and $0 for pots. The stock in the inspection warehouse of Messrs. Lester, Palmer & Co. was 2'9 bbls. pots and 282 do. pearls?total, 541 bbts. Brkai'Stu hT5. ?Flour?Tho stormy weather tended to check operations. The market was without change of moment, while sales were limited and chiefly to the home trade. The transactions were confined to about 0,000 a 7,000 bbls., closing within the following rango of prices:? Superfine State $5 25 a 5 40 Extra to fancy State 5 50 a 5 70 Su)>erflne Western 5 25 a 5 40 Common to choioe extra Western 5 50 a 6 75 Canadian 5 50 a 6 50 Southern mixed to good superfine 5 75 a 0 05 Extra do 6 15 a 7 00 Cood to choice family do T 00 a 7 75 Rye flour 8 00 a 4 20 Corn meal, Jersey and Urandywine 2 90 a 3 25 ?Canadian flour w?3 unchanged,and sales conGned to some 300 a 400 bbls. Southern flour was less active, while the supply was fair. The sales embraced about 600 bbls. within the range of our quotations. Rye flour was in fair request at our figures, with sales of 275 bbls. Corn maul whs steady at our quotations, with sales of 200 bbls. Wheat wng inaotive, whilj holders were firm. Sains were confined to some 7,000 bushels in small lots, including red New Jersey, at $1 41, and lUoine spring at $1 82. Corn was easier but rather moro active at the concession; (he sales footed up 60,000 lo 60,000 bushel-;, in part for export, at 58c. a 58>,'c. for new yellow.au; o8)jC. a60r. for Western mixed in store and delivered. Kjre was loss buoyant, but iu good request, with sales ot 16,000 bushels Jersey and North river at 81c., ou the dook, and at 83c., delivered, (lariey was loss active, hut irmly lisld.with sales of 2,600 bushels California, in store,at 76c Buley malt was iirm.vrith sales of 800 bushels, on the dock, at $1 08. Oats were lower, with j Bales of Western and Canadian at 38c., and Stats at 39c. a 40c. Count.?The market was quiet and without salsa of moment. A small sale of 50 mate staiuod Java waDiado at 24c. Comm.?Owing, in some degree to the stormy weathor, the market was quiet and sales coniinei to 240 bates, in small lots, closing on the basis of 27.',c. for middling uplands, flood middlings were scarce and Ueldat29r. a 30c. Fhkiuiiiv.?'To Uverpool 18,000 busltels corn woro engaged at 6d. in bulk, 400 boxes oaeon at 20s, and by steamer 150 boxes do. at 35s., 009 packages bolter at 10s. .'an?l 1,000 boxes clitese, 40s. To London 2 O00 'ibis. Hour at 2s. 3d. a 2s. 04., the latter llgure 1>> a ueu'ru. vessel. To A ijlworp 0QS.bb)3. flour at 2s. 6d. A Bremen vessel was takou rp for Hamburg to h>ad with 24.000 uushelsof vycat 8d. To Glasgow Hour was at 2s. 6.1. Wheat, in ship's bags, at 8)jd., and coru ai "J4'd., while provisions were at 25s. 1'tsH.?The market w.is quiet, and salos Lss active. Ury cod was tirmly held, while -ales w.ue limited; sin 11 No. 1 mackerel were eas.er, with sales at $? 75 a$lu. and small No 2 at $7 76 a (8, and large No. 1 Haliiax were sold at $3 75. Both pickled and smoked herring were quiet and uomiual. Fbi-'it.?'The market was qui6t with modcrato sales making at $3 40 for new and 16 for old layers, and at $3 20 for new and at $2 95 for old bunch. Half boxes new layers were selling at $1 55. Hay was heavy, and sii.es limited et 80c. a 85c. fur shipping, and at 90c. for city use. Hops were in moderate demand, chiefly from brewers; ,sales Uavo witbin two or three days been ..bout 300 bales of 1881 at 14r a 20<;..lhe latter flguie for choice The thisi transactions wore made at 15c. a 18c., and ISO bbls. ottlie growth of IsOO were tirade a! 12c. a 14c. Hints have been in active request the present week, with sales to lbs trade and on ?|>ecu!aliou. Prices ad runced from >,c to lc. per pound, with heavy sxivs, cbi.'Oy South American. The market closed Urm and with an upward tendency in prices. Ikov ? The market for all descriptions were heavy cu 1 dull. Scotch pig was quiet and nominal at $23 60 a $21. American No. 1 pig was saieuble in email lute at 821. Goiuui.'u swedes was lust sold 41 $76 a $77 60 per ton. I.katuec was itrw inn prospective tax uas aided id hardening prices. Hemlock sole was in go.cl demand and supplies light. The market was firmer,and hold ars, in fnany cases, were holding Tor a further advance. Oak sole ?as in active request, with sales at hotter prices Upper leather, including American and Kreueh calf, was tlrraer. J.imk was in lair request. Sahs within two or three day* past h:ivc euibraced 3,500 bb!*.c>mmu Kocklnud at etc Mopawks ?The market was *toady,with moderate sales. Sales of 40 hint*. Cuba muscovado were made at 24o. Sav.m. Si"R*s.? a galo of 100 bbls. No. 2 rosin wna made at (5 CO. with small lot* of One at $6 To pier 284 ibs. A small lot of spirit* (20 hbl*.) we* gold at $1 ub On.*.?Crude sperm was' -ell^g in New Bedford a: *1 40, whiie crude whale wag nominal. City linseed was firm at 87c. a S8c. in cask and bbl*., with moderate sal< a. Olive oil was steady, with sa^es of boxes it fa fto for pints and at $4 for q arts. Had city was at 60c. Tallow ml at "\c. and palm .u -mall h t? at Vc f'etrolo'im w.ilets boiiyant. Pales oi crude of 42 and 4* gravity were made at 13c. a 14c. from the whari. and at loo. or export. Hetlued white was saleable at 28c. a :,2o. fur cuh packages;extra | ctroictmi naptha wag held at 14c. for deodorized, with buy. rs at 12e. I'envision*.?I'ork?The market exhibited more nni liiallon, with a good d inand, chiefly for future delivery Die transactions embraced about *00 a 900 bhl*. on the spot, at * Id 75 a $13 5*for new mess, and at #10 75 a #10 87>a for iipw prime. Heiaa embraced 2.*00 bhls. new irua* <j>art venter, ny evening), deliverable in June, at (14 I'eef in fair request, atid p ices sustuimd: sales of 200 bbis. wo e made at *12 a |!d tVr pla.u mess, and at #11 a *14 50 for extra. Hecf hum* were steady and iirm, *t #16 ? 817 26. in cut meats sales embraced 176 boxes long English out hams, prime q iallty, part to arrive, at ,c., witicn if an exu emu t.g ire. imcou i.a.- oreu in h>>u?i request, w ith light eujpllea^?hikprlco< were n a hade iirm?T. Tl.u sales reported footed up abu it I ,CW? at fi\e a fiJ,o. fur sti'.rt rllibed Wcste. U, 7c. for long ciear Wuitern.aud 7 . a 7 ,c. iw ah. it elcir do., ^j t u> arrivu. 1'reased Hug* wer# dull at 5'ft. a 6'4c. for Western, an.I 6^0. a &Mc. fur city, latrd wsi ui good dam iud und quite Arm, with sales of l,&ou p* k?ge.r it 7;,c. a H Riitlor and cbetae were firm, With a g. od d?n>aud from the trada, while prices were nnchange<i. Fica was quiet,-with lutaC. mion reported at 7c. el'iiAR* were ,-ueady, with sale* of 760 bltd-., iuc)ud?d in which wero 2371 molar's aigais lor iefniug,at fie. The remainder comprltod Cub* mueOoradoe*. mostly at 7c. a 7,'{c. mam,?clover was In good request, with saiee at hot ter price*, closing at 7)ge. a TXc. for export and to tn*. ooimtry funothy was quiet and nominal. Sale* duri g the week have ombrated a ca'g. of Calcutta. Linseed % ! 35. Taf.Low was In fair demand, with aide* of olty at 8,'a0 ft 0c , with lot* of Waalilugton at INt.. Eastern at 8'te., and Weetern at H\c. a 8^0 , with fair etport demand. T*a was quiet but ateaiiy, while salea wero light. Try was loss buoyant and with inodorate aalee, prlcea fa voted pu'fcliaaera winlkOT?The market waa lea* active, while aalaa embraced about noo a 700 hbl*. at 35c. for State, and at 35 Wo. * Vh'- for onio. SHIPPING JNEWS. noTtmenti of Ocean Steamer*. FROM KUKOPS. JftHMt. Leant Date. tor Caledonia Glasgow Fob 22 .New Fork Liverpool Moll 1. ..New York Glasgow .....Liverpool M h 5...New York Anglo-Saxon Liverpool K ch 6? t'orttau* John Hell Glasgow Mcli 6.. Now York America Liverpool Midi 8 Boston City of Baltimore.. .Liverpool ....Mi ll IK New York Haxonla Southampton Moll 12. New York Asia... Liverpool Itch New York New York. Hnathnmpton Mill 16. New York Uavene....'. Southaiuptou Mcli 26...New York FOR EUROPE. Canada Boston |j... Liverpool City irf Washington.NetvYork Mcli 22 .Liverpool llammonia New York Mill 22 ...Hamburg North American....Portland Moh 22. .Liverpool Caledonia New York Mcli 28 ...Glasgow Airlftt New York... Mcli 26... Liverpool 11 lu.-go a New York Mch 2d. ..Liverpool Anglo-Saxon Portland Meh 2d . Liverpool America Boston April 2... Liverpool City of Baltimore... New York April 5. ..Liverpool Asia New York April 6. ..Liverpool ALMANAC roil HEW TORE?TlTM DAT. HON RISKS 6 16 1 MOON KISK.-I eve 8 It eon skts 6 06 I hicu waiku morn 9 OT Port of New York, March 10, ARRIVED. Steamship Ariel, Terry, Aspluwall, March 7, Willi passenger* and tr asure, to D B Allen. , ? , ? Ship American Congress, Woodward, London and Islo or Wight, Feb 2J, with inuac ami 16 passengers, to GnuaeU, Mm turn A Co. Had verv severe weather the entire passage; 6th n at. Ut 461(1. Ion 49 40, fell in with an immense lietd of ice, uud steered SSE 120 miles 10 clear it. Otli, passed a largo iceberg. Anchored in the Lower Kay on Raturduy nig.il. Ship Villa!ranca (of Bath), Swantou, Havre, 53 days, in Ballast, to R P Book A Co. Had very heavy weather from lun 30; lav to from Feb 20 to 28th, moat of the tima undor bare poles, a perfect Inu rbane blowing from SW to NW; lost part of a , ult of sails; night of 2d inst. lat 48, Ion 43 SO, fell in with largo quantities of fee and ran SE 8 hours to act out of it; 5th insl, 1st 40, Ion 48 80, signalized alup An Lire tie, lienno for Liverpool. Sehr T P A bell, Bragg, Ellzabelliport for Boston. Schr Trade Wind, Hill, Ellzabethport for Boston. Sehr A Chase, Wixon, Elizabcthporl for Boston. Sehr Argus, Crowley, Ellzabethport for Somerset, Sehr BuUrush, Dewey, Elizubothuort for Fall It ver. Schr.D Oakes, Oakns, Ellzabethport for Providence. Schr D T Widetta, Baldwin, Elizabcthourt for Provideno*. Schr S P Godwin, lfobhie, Ellzabethport for New Haven. Schr Editor, Dlekifl, Ellzabethport for New Haveu. Sclir Anna D, Nickerson, Beverly. Schr Esquimaux, Brings, Dig'itnn, 8 days. Schr I Anderson, Hemingway, New Haven for Elizabethport. Sehr J R Mitchell, Tnttlo, Bridgeport, 2 days. Sloop Handy, Thompson, Ellzabethport for Stamford. Steamer Ospray, Kenney, Providence. Rktohned?Steamer Blackstone. hence 14th Ins* In search of US ship Vermont, having unc or her boilers damaged. BELOW. Brig Exemplar (Br, of St John, NB), Noell, from Otenfue* gos, Feb 9. v SAILED. Steamships Bahiana (Br), Liverpool; IUinol*. Wind at stiuaet NE. Miscellaneous. The steamship City of New York, Captain . etrie, sailed on Saturday for Queenatown and Liverpool with fifty cabin passengers, and ten in the steerage. She took out $193,(M0 in specie. The steamship Bremen, Captain Vessels, sailed Saturday for Southampton and Bremen with thirty-one cabin and fifty. mnr dt.ipi-aup nhBcpiifrprii Klw? tnnlr nut tii OV> in inM>il?. Suip Northern Chirp, Veazie, hence for Liverpool, before reported lost, was fallen in with on the 28th ult, by the Brltlah mall stoamer Merlin, Oapt Sampson. The N C was dUmutnd, leaky, and had lost her rudder a few days previous. The Merlin fell in with the wreelt during a violent gale, remained by all lhai night, and on tho following morning succeeded in rescuing the crew, Thoae happily rescued have addressed a most grateful letter to Capt Sauipsou for his successful exertions in their'bebalf. Ship Monsoon, Freeman, at Boston from Liverpool, reports Feb 17, iusa hurricane from NNW, stove bulwarks and split sails; 21st, lat 45, ion 35 30, in a heavy SW gale, lost forcyard, fore topsaltvard and foresail, had fore channels, fore hatch, boats and skylights stove; 4lh Inst, lat 43 30, Ion 50 25, uassod a large Iceberg and a quantity of floating ice. Ship Mart Qlovbr, Howes, at Boston from Glasgow, had very heavy weather from the 17th to the 26th ult, with gales frowWSW to W, In which she shifted cargo, lost sails and boats, stove bulwarks, batchhouses, and sustained otUsr damage. Ship Simoda, Searles, before reported missing, is owned la Boston. Her cargo consisted or 1800 bbis flour, 26,962 bushels wheat, and 25,203 do corn. Bark Thomas W House. Lane, at Boslon from Liverpool, reports from 15tb ult to 10th lust had heavy W8W and WNw gales, In which she lost uiost of her sails, was strock by a sea and lost jibboom; on the22d had boats atove, bulwarks and stern Injured, the sea swept away the carved work and sheathing and caused other Injury. Brio M P Rich, Dfx, from Palermo Dee 24 Tor Boston, was seen by the steamship City of Washington on the 1st Inst, bound E, In lat 50 54, Ion 23 06. She had been Compelled to make for a port In England to repair damages. Sour Eliza Jane, Call, at Oloueester from the Western Banks, reports falling In with Br schr John Pennington, of Dighy, Ns, Cape Ann bearing ESE 226 miles. The oabln bB> lug full of water, gulfs were used for the purpose of a*oertaming If any of the bodies of the crew were there; but nens were found. It Is therefore expected that they may bare bhen taken off by a passing vessel. The weather was much too rough to make an attempt to tow her In, butassliewaa lumber loaded there is every piobabiUty that she will be fallen in with. Br Rchr Emma, before reported sunk while going through the Gate, lins been taken on the Dry dock for repairs. She has lost |iart of keel aft and her garboard streak is stove; tho entire cargo ts damaged. schr Lewis Warrington, Andrews, arrived at Aspinwait 27th ult from Ban Juan with a full cargo of stores, and oaths night of 2d inst was cut out by her crew sad sslled for sa unknown. A vessel was sent In pursuit. Whalino Schr Estslla, reported as haviog drifted ont of I'rovincelown harbor during the late gale, went ashore at 'frurn. She has sinoe been floated otT without any material damage. Si.oor Sophia, Ross, of Oreenport, LI, while lying at anchor near Plum Island Lighthouse on tho 8th met, took fifa iu the cabin and was damaged to tbe extent of at least 9309. The following table gives s summary of the vessels in tha harbors of New York, Boston, Baltimore, Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans and Galveston, at the latest acoounts froea rucb of those ports:? nsw rosx. stsimkMnt 19 Rrioa M Ship* 1H4 Schooner*. S Mart* 117 Total M OSTOS. sir am ships S Brig* V ship* 24 Schooner* 86 Bancs 20 -< * Total US uiTinoia Steamships S Brigs S Ships 0 Schooners 78 Bark* 6 Total M CUUUIM. "ramghips 1 Brigs 4 ..hip* 2 Schooners. ? Barks 1 ? Total 8 ATAMlUa. Steamship* S Brigs S ships 2 Schooner*. I Barks 1 ? Total 18 WFVt Otl.KSNS. S'"smthi|ia 12 Brigs t Ships 12 Schooners 18 Barks 4 ?? Tutsi 48 oiLnam "'eamahips 1 Brigs ? Ships ? Schoouers 1 Marki ? ? Total t Whaltntn. A inter from rapt Smith, of bark Solon, NB, dated Barbell-., K"l> 19, mates that he had shipped 60 bbls ap oil by bark X U Gaston, for NYork. Bound on a cmtee. A letter ttom on board bark Willis, Briggs, of Matt, report* her at St Vincent, GV, Feb I, 70 up II blktlah. Spoken, Sc. Hchr " Hanneret,.' of Work tnothing fuithar), March 9, Cape God Light SW by S 45 miles?was supplied with water by the Geo Kllborn, at Glo*icss*er. Foreign Porta. Asfiswam., Feb 26?An brig Caroline, Porter, NYork (anp sit March 4 on ber return); 27lb, schr Lewis Warrington, Vi) trews, San Juan (and wascttl out hv rrew night of Marah 2); March .8, brig Lenathau, Scott, NYork; Sib, schr Buaan, McRellar, Proridenoe. Hrachy H mad, Feb 2ft?Passed by, Bretuerharen, Hllken. from Bremen for Baltimore. CiRDtrr, Feb 27?Sid Speedwell, Wilier Singapore. CastiETowif, Feb 26? Put in, Arey, Wilson, from Macallan for Cork. Dunoe.ykss, Feb 21?Passed by, Amerlka, Van dar Meuleo, from Kolterdam for NYork. Grimsby. Fob 24?Bid brig New Era. Walker (from Shields), Cardenas. llot.THFAD. Feb 28? Sid Tonawanda, fullne, and Mannern Sutton. Lore it (from Philadelphia), for Ldrenjool; Shooting Star, Dver (from Baltimore), do; Albion, Williams (frtHn NYork), do. LiraarooL, Feb 21? Arr Cynosure. Robinson, NYork. .N'rwroRT, Feb 27?Sid SolrerlnO, randl-ton, Calcutta. UorraiipAS, Feb 20?10 port Paulina Cornelia, Hagedom, for Philadelphia ready; Ocean Ranger, Averlll, for Newcastle, E, do Swa.msy.i, Fel' 2S?CM Star of the West. Rleliarda, Co-pilmbo. Sid 2**11, H N Farnham, Parker. Cuba. SHtki.rs, Feb 28? sld Mary Broughton, Surinam. Old 28th, Gu!nitre, Peitigrew. Havana. V ti.e \r ttso, Jan 97?Touched, ship Elvira, Andrew, from Cardiff (and proceeded for San Francisco). American Parte. BOSTON, March 14? Arr ship Monsoon, Freeman, London; hi . W !1 Sawyer. Smdlord, Mlnntltlan; B id of the wave, >,n p-un. Pc*r? an Prince; cims MUh r. Brewer; I) O Caatoer, Hastings, and I'stilms, Pinkhnm, Cardenas; schr Benjamin K Sparks. Mattnewson, An* Caycs via Inagtt i. C d brig Ann Elizabeth, Powers, W Coast of Africa; sclirs Campbell, Flckeit. Cardenns: II M Mayo, McFarlanri, Washington; V Sharp, Haley, and John K Mather, Nlekeraon, Philadelphia; Adelia Kelley. Kclley Wm Thomas, Baker, and H Hart, Mitchell, NYork. 16th, AM?Arr ships Louie Walab, Pendleton, Liverpool Mnrv-Hove-*, Howes, Glasgow; bark Thos W House, Lane. Liverpool, CM nark Alblnn Lltroln, Rlbher, Matansaa; brlge Loch Lomond, Black, do; Emma, Baker. Philadelphia, acbrs .... ,, If....I u -- 1 t?i, ...l..,l, L ? '.1,. M.u, York ' ' " \l?- .1; tjih {by H). ehlp Richard Mom, Havre. R VLTIMORk, March 14?Arr achra Hia^Allm, and Rom. nev, Bo-ton: .) Ireland, Boa-en, NYork. CTIrt arhraN M Tan r,or. I'atv. Wind ea; II Wariln. dlelglit, NHnvnn via HooporaSirafte; !> Browr, Heald; white Cloud, l^avltt, and O A Crook Kvcrnlmm. NYoik. Sid brig Echo, B -tiaon, Maya ' BRISTOL. Ma Hi IS?An achr I P rTajard. WHaon, NYork mi. Kail River. s! 1 ?cbr? ' M Parker, Dunbar, and A Hen' uTh-Arr el 1 '1 ' f.ed Brown, Carr, Prorldcnre for NYork. 8b! atom. Orri'un, Rhode*. NYork. KALI. itlVEU, M.uch 13?Sid aclir Fountain, Davla, New * I4tn?Arr achr Home, Mliule, Baltimore for Prorldcnre. UL(-l CEHTKB. March It*?Arr achr* Oib Kilborn, Booth Tromont for Randj ftonk! Ilth, Eveline, Oreenpori; 12th Bi?u old, Crowell, NYork. MAHBLbhE.VP, March 9?Are achr Lola, Craig, NYork 'nh\v'BEDFORD. March 14?SM achr T B Smith, Dilgga, NYork. Nl-IW PORT. March IS?Air hilga Lillian, Rw-.oaey. Garde1 hiv for Boaton; Sarah Wooater, Lo I, Bo-don for Che**rieak? Bay, achra Mayflower, Henderaon, do for do; Ida,Worm* wood. Portland for Bal tmore; C L leivering, Jones, Taunton tor Kliaabcthport; Amanda, K.-iiey, Jonoaport for Near Yerk; Mnraealbo, Henley, Portland foi Baltimore; Fountain. Duvia, Kali River for NYork; Marf Anna, Ulbba, Coh.vaeet N.orowe for Philadelphia, Rockingham, Ta'pet, Pnrtemouth for Portree* Monro -; Mary Blia,T4lp6y, do for BalilmuHQ Eocene, Alley, Boaton for do, Irain Smith, ilrotvell, WQ River for New York; Hoacltta, Lincoln, Taunton fordo; J I Swan, Maro. Wellrfeet for do- Hyenv, Clark, Boatop for Cheaapeake Bay; M Perrln, Uloba, New Bedford rot AotJlpolla: J Tinker, McDon.-Urt, Sullivan for Handy Hoik, WckL ern I.taht, floodapeed, Sunle??m. Plekce and We.nnnkb, DP Bfl-*, D^^a^iUtt^; F lw Htaoiejf, Itic i auj 8P

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