Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 18, 1862, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 18, 1862 Page 4
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A ' IMPORTANT FROM MEXICO. ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER ROANOKE. Progress of tlie Allied Armies in Mexico. The Incipient Stages of an Adjustment of tho Imbroglio. RETURN OF THE SPANISH COHORTS TO CUBA. Movements of the British, French and Spanish Forces. An American Bearer of Despatches Murdered. ice., ice., ice. The iMonr Roanoke arrived yesterday from Havana, and by ber we have intelligence or considerable interest trom Mexico to the 4th init. iUD W/IC 3 yi UUI V ljj *Uk CUn C?J?'UUtat WUI ur read with much interest. An American citizen?Addison T. Arleu?iielouging to Lowell, Massachusetts, bearer ol' despatches from the Washington government to Minister Corwin, was murdered on the 24th ult., while going from Vera Cruz to the City of Mexico. Negotiations between the Mexicans and Alliea were to commence at Orizaba April 1. Honduras dates are to the 27th of February. A favorable reaction had occurred and order was being restored. Medina had been chosen President pro lent. The English troops are about to leave Mexico A por lion of the Spaniards are returning to Cuba and the rest have gone to Orizaba. General Prim commands the allied forces. It appears that one of the stipulations made at the conference between Generals Prim and Dublsdo, was that o more troops should be landed. Under this, some Spanish troops returned to Cuba, and the exjiected French reinforcements, under General Lorencez, were to return without landing. The English forces will return in tho Bermuda to England. Their mules, harness, Ac., were sold to the French, who started for Tehuacan on the 27th. Several rebel schooners had been brought into Key West * including tho William Mallory. A number of rebel schooners with small quantities < { cotton on board had reached Havana. Two slave dealers had been murdered at Havana. The w.'Mu.iisa naioivui m uumuri . iui;iuuiu| U1UUIW, niKf confessed the crime and is under trial. Oar Havana Correspondence. Havjsa, March 8, 1862. Preliminary Treaty?Return of Spanish Troop* to Havana?Advance qf the Allies to the Interior?Victory of the Reactionist*?Rumored Flight of President Juare from the Capital?Text of the Treaty, etc., tic. The arrival here on Wednesday, the 5th inat.,of her Catholic Maj'-sty 's steamers Alava and Lealtad from Vera Cruz, places us in possession of important news Tram the Mexican republic. A treaty, preliminary to more important negotiations, has been agreed on between the allied and Mexican commissioners, and approved by President Juarez. Prom this we may infer that the peace policy will prevail, and the whole matter terminate quietly within a very short period, as anticipated. This preliminary treaty gives up the towns of Orizaba,Cordova and Tehuacaa to the Allies. and as soon as the news reached them that the treaty had been signed by Juarez the French troops moved forward immediately, and tbe principal part of the Spanish army was to march on the 1st instoat. Another significant sign of a peaceful termination, by the way, is the return to this city of two battalions of Spanish troops, one of them being the Fourth marines, whieh left for Vera Cruz last week, arriving thoreonthe24thult. The Mexican government requested that the Custom Houss be restored to them; but it would eeem that tbe request has not been complied with. I ranslate the following short letter, and the treaty, from th? Dutrtfl L* IfnruiA ? Viba Cacz, Feb. 29,1862. Last night an extraordinary arrival from the capital of the republic, brought the government approval of the peace preliminaries signed in Boledad on the 19th. between the Count of Rem and tho Minister of War, General Doblado. of whoae meeting I previously informed you. In eonsequence of this the Mexican flag hoe been hoisted on the Caatle of San Juan de Ulloa and on the Consistorial Palace of the Plaza de Armae. It is thought that the old municipal body will return to exercise their functions, to which they will be invited, and the courts of lesser degree, notary offices, he., will be re established, all precisely aa they were prior to the occupation, with the exjeptlon of the Cu3tom House employes and those of the sity administration and of the castle. The French force, which will occupy Tehuacan, is already on the march; and although on iiettlng out they were warned by the anemy'a pickets that if they persisted tbey would not be psrmitted to advance, doubtless because no order had as yet been received, they have proceeded on their way without any opposition. The socood brigade leaves Santa Fe to-morrow morning at dawn, and the Urn brigade on the day following, with everything belonging to it. in acsordance with the orders ju>t received. Yesterday even tng the battalion of chasseurs of Baden embarked on the Alava. having marched past the dwelling of the Generalin-Chief on their way to the wharf Very eoen, perhaia to-day, the Fourth battalion of murines will embark fur your cup, and the Third will fel lew the itpn^Mj y division m place of the chisnenre, as has just been determined. All apparently btuathee pease end harmony between the representatives of the three allied rearers and the Mexican government. Anoiher Vera Crus correspondent, of the Lh*rio, wdtwg ander tha same date, s;*aks of e rumor,'-not altogether without foundaiMD," that the react ionises. Meg quel and Cot**, b id dealt a heavy blow to tb? troops sf I the governnnt and that Juarez had been obliged to fly from tba capital. which was entered by the victor* We ball have to wait for further intelligence before we oaa know how much reliance it to be placed In this report. No doubt tho reactionists are straining every nerve to retrieve the ground they have lost; and it appear* likely that Marques did gain some advantage in a skirmish with the government troops, which has been magnified, perhaps, into the above magnificent proportion*. 1 think old Juarez is good for some time longer, and will sveatually oom* out 'first best,' as well with enemies at home as with the Allies. The IXaHouijt that, according to information received from a "distinguished" friend, the allied plenipotentiaries will III their rrtidancs in Orizaba, where the final conferences will commence oa the 1st of nest month, All Fool's ray. Her* In the preliminary treaty :_ mUMtMAMM AOHKED ON BITWEKN O ENSEAL PKIM AND DOILADO. 1. 81nee the constitutional government which at present the Mexican republic has declared to the commiesionere of the allied Powers that it does not need the aid so kindly oiftred to the Mexican people, since It poe eases within itself the elements of strength and sympathy to preserve Itself from whatsoever Intestine revolt, the Allies may presently proceed to treaties in order to formal lie the claims they are to prefer in the names ?C lk?*?r rupictivi cation*. 2. fiosequently, .and protesting aa do the represents live* of the allied nations that they attempt nothieg ageicut the tadependeece, eorereignty aad integrity of the Mexican republic, negotiations shall he opened ia Or i woe, in whlrh city shall assemble the commissioners soil two of the minuter* <>f the republic, saving Incase that by common eouaent It shall ho agreed on to appoint fepresentsttre delegate* on both sides. 8. Dunn, the neg. nation the forces of the allied Powers eha.l occ py tiia thrse towns of Cordova. Orizaba and Tcbuacwn, with their natural limits. 4. In order that it may sot be supposed. even remote ly.that the Allies signed the**' preliminaries m order to get poeeeesmn of the fortibed piece* garrisoned by the Mexican army, It is stipulated that, m the unfortunate vent that negotiation* "h >nl*l be broken off, the allied forces nball roii vjuiali tfc# above tneiitietud towns, and station themselves on the lire which is h?yon<l the said fortlilcetlon* >*n the r*>*ite to Vera Crnz, the I'aso Ancho, on the liirdova roed.and PaeedeOvsjM, *n that of Jalapa, being designated a* the extreme principal point* 6. II the 'istnwa it event of breaking oiT negotiations, end withdraw tug the mlied troop* to the lln* truncated u Mm preceding article, uhould occur, the lupita, of the Allien shall Ik under tb protection of the Mexican rution. ?. On the day on which the ailed troops lake up their march to occupy the posts mentioned In articled, the Mexican tieg eh ill be hoisted In 'ho city of Vers Cruz and on tho fastis of Sea Juan d# I'lloa. The COUNT OF i'F.NR MANUEL DOilJkDO. La Soumati, Feb. 19,1*62. ( appruve.?Cuanm* LBMM6 W run " Horn lit'irtof. " A I is SAi " E. urstxR. In rirtne of the ample powers with which I am invest ed. I approve the**; ptslimlnarie*. BFNTTO JUARF7, President of the Mini, en !tep. tolic. JfiSO'' 7f'KAN Cbsrgs of tin Ministry of F* r ;.r. Re! ,tk>i<s. Ac. By so arrival here since the above was written we learn thai the three low sapA-ni *4 above ere .a quiet P<'Ssee*?ea of the AV'ij, llenerw! /' i i having ,'iS* eri ved taatmetioas to latintate their edven e as much ?e r NEW YC porvublt. This ! mt? ?ud ot chapter 1 in the natr luatory ut Mexico. Ktchangc ou \i?w York this morning i? quoted at 3 to 3tjj discount?an improvement. The nowi by the Roanoke, it i* thought, m ill hove a good allocl on tha sugar market, though price* remain unchanged. P. S.?1 have juat aouB M biie paper# of tha 3<1 mat., brought by Ine South Republic. The steamer Nashville arrived at Portsmouth, N. C , with a cargo valued at $3,000,000. Jell. Davis ha* proclaimed martial law in Richmond and to a distance of ten wiles around. Our Vera Cruz Corrnpondrnti. Vnu fact. March 3,1862. President J aura Ratifies the Treaty of Sctedad?The Allies in Great Glee?Change in the Programme?The English Withdraw from the Allian e?General /Vim to be Sujxrseied?Xapoleon to Work Alone?The French Receiving Larue heinforceno n't?.4mua( of a Die ingu Mied Frrpi h General?Matters in the Interior?Jl United States Courier Assassinated?.Ye Great Battle near Vera Crus, ihc., the. They say that a dolphin changes color twenty times u dying, hut I must say that this ever lobe remembered expedition is likely to surpass any of the finny tribe iu that reflect. In my last communication I gave an account or a treaty at Soladad (a copy ofwhich I enclose!, allow ing the force# of the allies to peaceably occupy the points Tohuacan, Cordova and Orizaba?till the result of a future conferonce to be held at Orizaba should have been arrived at? on condition that should the final result prove unfavorable to the allied powers they should retire and oocupy their proaent positions. This treaty was ratified and | sanctioned by President Juarez. The nsws of the ratification was received with great glee by the allies; extras were issued lauding to the skies General Prim, by whose determined energy and perseverance this important point a successful termination of thcii*ohjact was maluly due. The French forces immediately took up their line of March for Soledod. Tho Spaniards fol lowed in two divisions. On Saturday a small pnrt of the r.ngtian torces lert bete, and Saturday uight wa? tne moat quiet one Vara Cruz has enjoyed for two months. Every tiling seemed to indicate a speedy and peaceful settlement of all tlietr troubles. The Mexican flag was hoisted over the Palace here. The Mexican Collector of Customs, Commandant Captain of the port, arrived from Jalapa yesterday to resume the functions of their several otlices. These arrivals were to hare been followed by the Governor and municipal authorities, and everybody expected soon to see a satisfactory development of the real plans and purposes of the expedition?' a consummation devoutly to be wished''?and had this expedition resembled, in the slightest degree, any former or present tvorK of a like nature, thia important devolope ment would have made itself known ere this; but no one knows what a day may bring forth. The news by the English steamer which arrived here on the 1st has completely changed the programme of events here. Three days ago matters apparently verged on a definite settlement, with all things favoring Spain. To-day the allies are in a much worse predicament th&n when they first lauded, but France has the lead. What this news (i has not yet transpired, but there is troublo in the camp somewhere. The English have withdrawn from the alliance, and will return to Bermuda. Orders have been issued to all their workmen to suspend operations. Commodore Dunlop despatched an officer yesterday to recall tho forcos already in the interior. The English say they have beeo deceived by Spain, and that France has a scheme of her own. None doubt, however, but that the j English are well pleased in getting out of the affair as well as they have. General Prim will be superceded by a French gonoral. Prim has pronounced tho treaty at doledad void, and his friends insist that he shal] follow the action of England, by a complete withdrawal of his forces. He refuses to surrender tho Custom House, and it appeaisasif the couguest of Moxico was to be loft to Napoleon alone?and the French seem in good earnest. I-arge reinforcements aru ai oady hero, and twenty-five thousand men are said to be on the way. A steamer has arrived this evening with a di?ti?Tuidicd French general n board. This sud en change in the aspect of things bus created a great sensation here. The I Mexicans will probably retain their strongholds, and return to Soiedad and Tegcrta. Thus matters have been brought to a dead bah, and anything but harmony and guuu win rei^n am >11* iuu allien mi seein to DO great contusion. The only trophic* swurod by this expedition, thus tar. have been won by the graveyard. in about one month from this time the rainy seuson w;ll com menrr, bringing with it the fever ami vomito, which will not allow an army to remain here: and the condition of the roads at that season render it almost impossible to move into the interior. This is the condition of things here at present. What will he the next phase of thi* expedition remains to be seen, and I leave it for my noxt. Accounts fr< m the interior report matters lu rather an unsettled state; two secret plots to overthrow the present administration have lately boou disco\ered, in which severul prominent public mon are implicate I? among whoai are Governor Ihuz, Governor of the state of Mexico, and General Miranda, who have been banished from the country. The treaty at Soli lad has given geueral dissatisfaction among the Mexican army. A courier was despatched from the I'nitod States Consulate of this city, on the morning of the 20th, for the city of Mexico, with important despatches from the United States government to Mr. Corwiu, our Minister. Nothing has beon heard of him since be left here. letters from the city of Mexico, under date of March 1, states that a courier, which should have arrived there on the 26th ult., was assassinated and ins mails destroyed. This is without doubt the American courier, as lie was to have arrived at Mexico on that day. Tbo courier was an American citizen of the name of Addison T. Alien, n native, I think, of Lowell, Mass. Mr. Allen was a very promising young roan, much loved and respected by all who knew- him. and his sad fate has created great excitement here. The infamous deed was probably done by some of the reactionary parties. Hy nit* Briiiiunvr i-.upiienua, waicil arrived Ml TDiP port yestordsy from New York, wo get now from the States up to the*7th of this month. In a copy of the Ilnut.o of that date I see a glow nig account of a battle, which is said to have taken placu at Nations! Bi idge. between this city and Jalepa. No ptich battle has ever taken place. Where your informant pot n<* news I know not. The Allies have n< t Drew Jlftst.t toilet Iron the city of Vera Ctut rinre th yUivint. So battle hat Men place, not it it likely that any mill, at least, Jot thejteten'. The Navy. The United States (.team gunboat Octorara, proceeded to sea yesterday afternoon from the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, and the Warn* utta and Victoria buuled out in the stream to receive their ammunition. The lladg.e will probably go into coinrntsnion to da>. The Ericsson has been floated out of the dock, and the. I United States steamer Maasaubusets will bo taken in to day. The new gunboats [Somerset and Fort Henry were turned into the yard yesterday. They were originally Intended for ferry boat* by the Union Ferry Company* but wera sold to the government before they were launched, and have ainca been converted into gunboatsNATAL AFFAIRS IK BALTIMOKK. Bar naonr March IT, 1802. The steamer Baltimore arrived here yesterday afternoon, having in tow tha United States staamer Mystic and gun bo ale Zouave and Dragon, aerloualy injured in the late naval engagement off Newport's News. The Mystic was put la commission about four months ago, and baa been most of this time engaged In the blockade of the Rappahannock river. Off Sturgeon creek, en the 16th ef January, in company with the United Statee steamer Dawn, she en gaped the rebel battery at that place, and finally succeeded in silencing It. Her boats, which bad previously gone into capture a rebel vessel, bad on this occasion a narrow eroape, the enemy opening on them from a howitzer when within musket distance from the shore. Arriving at Hampton Dao/1 aha innn inal lea tlm* tw talra neat i> ?W. ? fllct. Tha follow mg iaa corroci list of her officer* Lieuttinni Cnmm n&tng?H. N T. Arnold. I.imlenanU-Nertunn H Farquhar Mart">?3 n. Maadar, H. R. Btookirtoa, Roland F. Cofflo. Surgeon?W Faulkner Browft". Paywitbfr?T. B. Smith Bngineert?mhn B. I.owall.flee. W. Shank, John U. A. Allen . Jr. . Hanry F. Lova*ire. Matter't Jfofca?Wiiitam R. Morton, Goo. K. Purand, Jot. B. Swell. Boll?* Intelligence* ViOLomi nuSmoAT Low.?The polne aerie* mm ber of arreata oe Sondey era eg the liquor rieftlora for violating lb* Sunday law. At tho oorr.or efGreeawkh ami Harrtaon *tro? ta offlcer H- rbait war beaten hy tta proprietor of the ?tor< and kept iwlvoner In a ba> I; row for noma time. Word wa* rent to the Fifth ward elation iiowbo, wlion rrinfop < menir arrived and rWcaaad the enptire p?'Iceman, who appeared to hart been roughly bind led id the Sixteenth j r?cinrt the police mmlo ft at mber of arreata for gambling and playing bililarda. Rttkikw Harrow?A Wooa* JiAtmanot ai.T Ianraxt'.? Duilri; the proeararcn yeeterday an tinlan wo wotnati tea knocked down by on* of llie Second avarif* car* near tho c* ii*r of (."hatham and Oliver at reel*, and riangernneiy inlured. The pier crnature Wan taken to tb* New Terk H''!o Ital in an itiver.alble condition, where, up to lact aec ihte, alw wa* linyd'tag in great irony The drlrkr of th? cai, .i.iine- Co t. n . arrovtad be oftk.<r O'fievy, of ti e F" rth preeinc' police, and lovkad up to await the remit of the woman 'a tij .i i? a. I Ularkrle. ph LAinaruu sthtm roann. PtflLar etna*. March IT, 1*62. 9tcr'u dull Penary Ivan ia -late 6* S4H Reading P.ailr?...l,2l \; <iori# ( 41 I/iug laland Railroad, lilt* Peunryivaaia hat mad to %fa> exchange on New York u, pai. PniLAPti rnte. March 17, 1M3. ! Flour dull, trgaa' Arm t?d.tl33*$1 36 ' ,rn dul' yellow,/J!,c a 54c i < ?> nrm Irormr ? . ,,at I'or'-?Me?a, $13 60 a $14 Wkutif a. ady at ttc >KK HEHALD, TUESDAY, J THE PARTY OF ELOOD. ? ri The Pi iMfnt and the A'j?lltlon Ur|?Bi. " [From Uarri -on'a Liberator J "MMM. t INuOUf 'g (MUNI) HALL.'' In two or three cnaecutive number* of the deity f Tribune of lata there have been particular auu special oduo. ial appeals for contr.butious to the United States Q Treasury?at least loans?on however large or small a scale. The case has been represented aa an approach to ^ ft Important crisis, and desperate*? needful In one of the same paper* mas a re[>oi t of the geeerosity of a poor d Irishman and his wife feedirg hungry soldiers, the wo- 0) mtn refusing pay lest it should burn her pocket. In oun of these same uumbors was a reporter's account of a Jj nocturnal carnival, under the name of MRS. LXM 01 N'> liRANO BAM t( The fl -?t ball ever given In the "White House... eight b\ odred iitvitailons were ssued . Mr. and Mrs. b Lincoln stationed themselves in the eenireof the East Kouni, and received the guests FSI one hour ty; IllVUg moved m in a current; eud win i the roon.s wr'ri full, the Marine J1 Hand, stationed In their usual imslllon, began playing o,-e fr ralic airs of the finest desci ption at eleven.. A I oge si ap rtment was ihrowti open a a it isrelve o'clock, with an ^ immense punch bin Tin the centre and sandwiches. Ac, around it The aup;ier w as set In the diuing room, and is . considered one of the Quest disi lays of gastronomic art 11 ever seen in thlacoiititiy. It, ost ihousands ul dollars. The m bill of fare was ? lieie upwards of thirty dishes are ue- Cl scribed.' The tables fairly bent under expensive l'lxu- m wa< thrown open for tnapec ion, ana guesu pusncd Tn and . viewed It, prrtara o y to ihr di'tnoltii n o the ariutl' pile. About eleven (Jen al McClellaa and la yatid General Mar- 01 cy and daughter came in. All the bord tr Stale Sttuwin end ei members wen- pri-eem with their la.Ilea, and must of tlio li members and Senators from the NorthernStates Near y R| all the geaetam at the a my were there .. The ladies ,, were dressed to the belgnt ut faaluuoable extravagance. The Nkw York Him a i d describes Lady Lincoln's dress thus, which it styles "simpie and elegant "? A magnificent white satin robe, with a black flounce, half rt a yard wide, looped with black and white bows, a lowrorssge tr.milled with lace, and a bouquet ol cape ujyrtle w on her t>osom. ller headilri sa was a wreath ef black and ct white flowers, with a bunch of oape myrtle on the right w aide. The only ornaments wefe a nuuklane, earrings, brosch jt aud bracelets of pearl. tj When a million of husbands, sons and brothers.nuder i? the doings and dictates of a barharo:? iusliiutioti, a fr relic of barbarism, are marshalled in the Held'.of mas r, socrs and uiui dor, thousands of them retting and'lying in of disease, other thousands rauintcd anil mangled, w agoniziugin the hospitals?to say nothing of the other jn thousands still, in pre.erabli) conditions, shot down, ra bayoneted down, butchered down, trampled down, st any way got down, to immediate death, wires, mothers, p, daughters, sisters, lovers eve y where in trembling ot anxiety, agony und anguish; everybody?except the ]t most unleelmg and inhumun, hardened and made such 1U by that inhuman institution?in doubt and dread as to the future; iu short, when our nation is convulsed with dt painful forebodiugs, and plunged la an abyss of horrors w and frightful exposures, by its slavery and its slavery's h war, it is less strange thai so weak a woman as has got up hi this costly und dissipating carnival should have acted her part in thn matter, and that she should have been sustained g in it by "all tbe border State Senators and members, and (i their ladies." and by "nearly all the generals" who have ir hitherto conducted our war, than that she should have had 8p the countenance and sanction of "most of the members ot and Senators from the Northern States." and that the re- tL? port of the abomination should bavo found place in tbe tb Tribune without denunciation, without rebuke, without p(, the least criticism. Is this the titting time to get up tbe na lirst ball ever given in the White House," and at the pr expense of thousands on thousands of dollars he last March the inaugural ball, under tbe coudtictorship of Secretary Seward, was said to have colt twenty live lit thousand dollars. Since that tints hundrods of millions w ot the people's earnings and thousands of the people's si lives have bet n squandered. chietly to keep in safet y the ui place midnight revelries, aud midday reding Oi to match, are carried on. Will the readers of the riot- ar iugs in Romo, in the days of her decadence, tell me how w far we fall short of having returned to those barbarous t'o abominations, of which we have read with amazement, w not. thinking or dreaming but that our developemeul had pa ... .tv?. o r"' "; ?? subjection to such experience? It is worthy a woman whose sympathies are with slavery anil with those who are waging war, ruthless, pr bloody, brutul war, in behalf of slavery, against the so rights und liberties of the human race. It is not worthy fe, of man or woman with oar.-, open to the wails of the be- a | reaved throughout tho country. It is not worthy of nu woman or man with susceptible heart?with sympa- wi thetic heart?with heart of woman or man. At such a th time, and under such ciicumstances, it is not a lit per- th. formanr.-for women or mon fit to bo in power, fit to 1st ae exemplars for, fit to be rulers ot, a moral and humane foi people. ORSON 8. MURRAY. vii Foster'sCnowivie. Warren county, Ohio, Feb. 10,1S62. re: While 1 ws.s cop.viug the f 'regoitig tho following came pa to hand, in the Tri'unr lor February 11:? cei We must decline publishing any of tho numerous letters ,Q1 sent ns In ilepreeation ot what the write] a characterize .is a "bah" or a "dance" at the White ltomo recently. Our ressons are brielly there:?First, we do not indue for other', at what time or in what manner they snail entertain their friends; second, ourcolumns are preoccupied with mat'ere wliteli seem to us more momentous; ihirrt. there was no Oall Dt and no dauiing at the time aud place in question. It appears that "numerous'-others among the readers \ of tho irilmne were, with myself. unfavorably impressed '* by its report of this banqueting and tovelry among our J rulers during this time of anarchy and ritin. The rear >ns wi rendered by tho Tribune for the suppression are entirely insufficient. They are no valid reasons at aii. They aro *a' no reasons. 1 hey are vory bad pretexts. on Tho Tri'mne does "not Judge for others at w hat time or olin what mutrner they shall entertain their friends." Fid not the Tribunr. ".judge for" the wife of Daniel E. Sickles ?' "In what maimer" sb -might "oDtorUili" her "friends'' fan in Washington? And who will pretend that the example, j)9 er the inlluence any way, of her entertainment, under tho circumstances, banned human interests a thousandth aM pol l as much as this entertainment given by Abraham th< Lincoln's wife, and received I y -miost of the members n? and Senators from the Northern .States."' with tho sanction of such papers as the Tiibunet Has the Tribune l:'s nothing to say by way of "Judging for" General stone lw> and others of bis a >rt, a- to tne "maimer" in which they Daj may "eutertain their friends," the Southern con Kpirncors / At> 10 "iuc win ?supjioeo nunuay to have beeu chosen by our<ioel*is and revel- u? era, would the Tiibunt, ax a religionist, Imvo hud 7 nothing to suy by way of jn<l,(ing iu tin- catef And what . is Sonday t? thi.s day of national calamity * Or suppose it to have beeu the day of the Bull run buttle, or of the lac Ball's BluITbattle, with full knowledge or the professes kn, aud results of thoee battles?as there was lull knowledge , <* the nn^*ry and Fullering all over tbo land in coiise- 1 queuceot slavery sod slavery s conspiracy?at the tune iu I of this entertainment. It has been abuu'lantly declared, riv arid never, that I hare seen, contradicted, that the wife 01 Abraham Lincoln is in full sympathy with slavery J and its conspirators. It is not to be believed that a Ha woman with other sympathies would have given such an dr? eutertuiumeut at such a time. . The Tribune't second pretext for suppressing the aenli- 1 moota of its readers in "numerous letters sunt in dopre Ma cation ol ' this demoralizing cntertaiomcnt, is:?"Our am columns are preoccupied with muter* which seem to us , , m-iru momentous.'' But they were not preoccupied ' with matters more momentous thru to ailbrd that dls- Ha g anting and corrupted a Hair a haltering, sanctioning, on- of couragu J report. The ?ribunts third text is:?"There was no ball aud no dancing at tha time aud place in question." But ih 1*0 Tribune duo* not say that Uo: en torts uiineut?thouuulur- nw nal revel?was a different thing in detail Irom what Its y, own ropurter made It to be in K?own columns. u rid or the head?'Mrs. Lincoln's Grand Bail." Moor,suppose that 0(1 whan " the Marine Band began ula> iag operatic air* of id the finest d script ion," and "Mr. Uucoin gave bi-> arm to Mies Browning, and Mrs. Lincoln, with Senator Browntag and others, noon fbllowed, and they pacsid through tb and tnrough the different room*,'' rhey had takon a be "quirk slap," a ''double quick"?had '"hopped" a lit- oi tie?how much would It havo added to tbeobjoctiooablenssa of the performance? With the rational, nothing. ^t; And the thane is careful not to tell ua whetber or not tb it would in that case have "judged for" 1 hem that they tb bad thus transcended hounds of propriety. The Trihau La will some day hava occasion to see ih.'tt it lias made too loi "momentous" a "matter" of sustaining an administration whose sympathies are with toy a I slaveholders '? of slaveholders loyal to a Union that is slavery a guarantee, ce according to the showing of Senator Soward, and the qu manifestations of all wily and ins derate slaveholders, vl O. V M or [From me Adams Transcript ] g? FIDDLING KB HO AND BURNING KOMI;. in The Oral ball ever given at the Whiu House cams off pa laal Wednesday evening. The Cabinetbolli Houses of wi Congress, many of tbe army 'officers, foreign Ministers, leading citizens, Ac., to the number of live hundred, < were present with their wives and daughters, 'hie b< ladles were dressed in the highest style ot fashion end extravagance, espeeially Mrs. Lincoln. Tie gent!, nice P< were generally vary plainly attired. About twelve *r o clock the supper ruem was thrown open, uml exhibited as one of tho llnest displays oi gastroeo uic art ever seen '* in this country?a temple <?t. Liberty, a fott nnd war ? steamer, admirably moulded in randy, .in 1 a ton ot tur- T< keys, ducks, venison,- ptieanan.s, partridges, Ac., all H eiquiaitely prepared by MailUrd, of hew York, at h tt oust of tho'iaaads of dollars. While the country is at shaken sa by an earthquake by tbe mightiest and ?? moat unnatural rtvil war recorded in hintnry, and en the I*' ere of bankruptcy and ruin; wbi'e it is even now a h< lion?a fearful oae?whether ws are to be hencafort h tbe 111 free people of a free nation, or whether wa are to become to the subjects of anarchy, a ascend Met ice?we say, tluii hi while these direful calamities ere threaten leu our very tt life as e nation, such au extrnvagan-and foolish display is shocking. At any time, such mimicking and aping of 7i Kernpnan courts is disgusting m tbe capita 1 of a republic; !' but at such a crisis as the present, ?u< h ? wanton display tt of extravagance and indfflbn ncc en the part of the ad ' ministration it an outrage to tLe interests and toolings of hi the (maple It la tempting a kiml Pro?-1denr? to our dea hi truation. What will be thought in kurope of auuh frivol- ec itjv How f'lTcin and uir-'iaeaatly it culls to mind the m fldi'.lltg of Nero ?t tho b truing or Home' That earn#- at ntibt, while in Washington all was wanton and gay, the dl hunted Unionist to our bloody border land stole In secret from his dun, and, aide.' uy tbe glimmering moonlight. *h looked '*ct- mora upon t'ua arhca of wbul wasouca lila happy home Tbit an mi nig'it wounded volunteers, die.) in the hoepitnlx for want of care ami comfort, and' *l our noblest "una and brcthe a p ned in" the loathsome v> horrorsof a Southern pris m, nn <u, b"?l hopeletaiy lor

release while on our Wetere fr'utiefstlo b"naid?i?e at' moti ? clasped her h tar nop Lata , and the prali ie well in grswe' ravcLcusly the lra?6 ?( tiia loyal dead Ami I'S still witli '>? ids playing and ?li I'.unerr ilymg.and the tioMn <iM "h p of "lute te .ipcst t<w-od. and drifting slung "f tba vurj verfeoi an r.byss the " august wiwiem of llie p?' capii T' a e merry wl'b wi > joHy and luriulerorl toast Ins nnd f .acting, denting > id . ujk ring about.the Wh in Hum eg visa wl;;? deyll iue imbecility, ns though Ids ,ra e intended rcr n |mm n v?civil war an agreeable ta ikau Bh.lo if Lebli.i??nr?aahegof Mr,.*oh?goMen at calf of A# or?oomc for .n y? era wanted in Washington. k.?i [Fr >m the .r?fl rs nUn Dsmocrlt.J He V.R8. MNCL'.N'B liALL. The Orst bill evi?rgl.< i in tbe White I louse earns off to-night, fs-a the Tr,l/"tu i correspondent of Tbu *day list. W i h?va re-d of i-tciewaof sinking vhiie, wlien ai ho** h- i tic 1, hrov .g off a I restraints, human and ag dl ire, si 1 r ig'ng I' -ir revolting orghs and mad bl turn al rl'b li e . vaiigtriganirlt of the tempsst, which W w <s Lur y a tl ,.n I? a swift sr.d sur#destruction Are to the incuaibvi..a of the high places of trust and power tb dAKUH 1?, Ibt>2.?TRIFLE i id or drmeute I,, lu thin dark h>ur of our history nd onr hopes) tiny desert their ports of duty to inacgu ate lbs reguet l tshiou, ud worship at the nhiine <>j >lly1* <>r was this a shaniclesa funeral waku over lb* nhuriod remains of a defunct Union f "Most of the. Senators sod members or Uongress and un-ials of tbu army wore there," says the reporter, 'ail bless betrayers of a people's trust, was it for this 1 ial you weru i touougress, or placed in command of ir armies? Ais we uicurring an etpen titure of two illiona of dollars par day, Slid sacrldcing hundred* of ves, that yo i may congregate aud riot at our expense? Again, says the reporter, "The supper was get in ths ining room, a id is considered one of the Uuuet display s r gastronomic art ever aeon in this country. It was preared by Maillnrd. of New York, aud cost thousandh of oilers " And this was while Sec rotary Chase was rgeatly importuning Congress to adopt some measures > replenish an empty treasury, Again, says the faithful chronicler, "The tables fairly ent under the exiwssive luxuries heaped one upon aothnr." Only oao week before, Mr. Wilsmt had stated, i his place in the Senate, that "he had se.:n corlittcates iiti suk soldiers that Uury had actually to go to the will tubs, 10 euable them to live in the hospital at loxandria." U tue White II >uss to be made the scene of disgrace?ul Ivolity, b latuy aud gluttony, while hundreds of it ik ud amiermg soldiers, within plain sight of the dome of spltol, are left to suflbr for the bare necessartos of life, natiouded and uneared for* There must be a moral talaria in the atmosphere of Washington which siuisiiles le intellect aud dims the perceptions, wlulc it dries up r p>isons the fountain- of human kindness in all who iter its transforming circle. Slavery and treason still ve and llourlsh there. Samson was shtcn of his rengih by a woman ol the Philistines. The White oust may have Its Delilah; who can twlly [From the Rexbury Journal] THi: WHITS HOUSE FE8TIVITIUS. We will not be guilty of such disrespect towards Presient Lincoln as to suppose him responsible ?n any other ay than a passive, if not virtually juieg nee in those misplaced festivitieH of tne White House hicb have lately schocked the spnsthtli: 1 js of the nation, was bad enough for Mrs. Lincoln t? make an ostenta- ' ou? iwiauB ui mr guyeiy ?t lusmonaoie watering piac-s tit slimmer. The nation hui drawn no favorable augury uni her intimacy with the family of James 6u:dun aunett, and the evident relish with which she is received the fulsome llailery of tho infamous sheet hich he edits. But these things were 'generally homo i silence. It was not until this ciewniDg art of maug iitiug in the climax of the nation's agony the recent icnos of rout and revelry a,! the White House, that tho -ess has b -en compelled by its sense of duty to speak it. This it Is now doing, and with no uncertain tone, cumes from all quarters, and from journals representg every variety of sentiment. A member of Congress from this State, who ha? alraady >ne his country signal service in exposing frauds lor hich this same social ioiiuencosurrounding tho White ouse is said to be largely responsible, is reports to tve "freed bis mlmt" as follows:? Two or three days since, Mr. Lincoln sent word to r. Dawes, through a brother member, that he awes; hud doue more to brook down the adroinisntion than any other man in the country, by his eecb exposing the corruptions of contractors and hers. Mr. lfawes sont back a massage in reply to e President. "Toll him," said Mr. !>., "that nothing at 1 can do will break down his administration so radly us this (lancing party given at the time when the ition is in the agonies of civil war. With equal proiety might a man make u baH with a corpse in the mse. The concluding expression of Mr. Dawes, though startlg, can hardly be called extravagant. The lust dollar us paid from the national treasury, and the nation ood face to face with its hundreds of millions of debt lprovlded for on the day of this utisaeinly festivity. xr wounded and diseased soldiers wore suffering, dying, nidst the hardships of the ramp, while the coutractors Uo had w ronged thorn out of most of the limited comrts which the necessities of their situation permitted are parading amidst the splendors of the social igesnt. [Prom the Richmond (Indiana) Indojiendcnt Tress.] HOW TO UK A PATTEKN. If Mrs. Lincoln would study liumauity instead of Kroneh: ucuse beuev oleuce instead of dancing: visit the sick Idlers who huvo sacrillced home HDd happiness to <toud tho capital of the nation and the White House against linkliln sttininv inalauil if vallanlin* tit? luillu fil fhftt inMou on the arm of a Hurope:tn court snob: if ;.ho >uld spend her money for the beneitt of the families of e soldiers who have already yielded up their lives for 0 cause uf the Union on the battle held, instead of squanrini; ten or twenty thousand dollars in a single night the entertainment of men and women of questionable rtue,she would thou be entitled u> tho homage and ipect of the notion; would become an example to bo tterned aitor by the opulont everywhere, and would ise to be an object of reproach and disgust to aUhighnded, democratic American men and woxnou. Our Havana Correspondence. Havana, March 12,1862. tfnesr of tlavami?The Case of the Steamer Ixt'<uan~Arrivals frtnn Bloci.atOsd I'arts?Business in Ha*ana? The faring?Mr. Olmstead'i Success, Ac., Ac. But for the war of tha giants, which we are watching th the most intense and painful interest, we might bo d to have reached another period of stagnation. Alfairs the great continent afford tho only excitement, though a most melancholy character, as dsy by day the scroll fate and futurity is unrolled. The troubles which we icicd were brewing in Mexico have almost entirely appeared; business is dull; Lent has commenced; balls 1 not to be thought of; even llirting is slightly impious; > opera Is in its expiring throes; the circus aud the nlons are gone: and, in short, life in Havana is becom. ; tedious. True wo have Mr. Rarey, but he gives only o exhibitions of bis!?one on Saturday evening ct, and one?hear it not, oh spirit of Puritanism '?one Sunday. After that we shall have nothing to an.usc but the Mario dc la Marina. [hut worthy periodical lias lately published a couple editorials oa tho seizure of the steamer Labuan, tho is in connection wnu wulcu are, i presume, wen >wn to the publle by this time. Nevertheless am going to relate them as I Und tbem stated ( lho iMarU). The steamer Labuan, from Havana, ar od January 1 at Uatamoro*, Mexieo, ifty miles from i mouth of the Rio Grande, she left that port Tor Yuuaon the 24th of the sime month with four hunid and thirty-nine hales of cotton, two hundred and J ty-nineof which belonged to Messrs. Jersey A: Co., of ^ ncheater, klaglaud. and the remaining one hundred , 1 seventy were the property of Pott Francisco Armen- ( iz, a Spanish morr.huut doing business at Malarnoro a. .ving to take on board $100,000 lu silver at the mouth , the rtvcr she stopped there, but. was de layed by bad lather until February 1 ,when the United States corvette r smooth mode her appoaruuee seized bar and sent her ray en the 4th in charge of a prhta orow. Tho British ca Consul, Mr. Blacker, vent on board (.he Portsmouth the 0th to inquire the reason for the capture, and was "firmed hy Captain Swartwonl that the Lafcuon was ptured :Tnq4y because she bad rotten on board; and at be (Captain S.) was determined to seise every vewul t might Bud with a <rwg? of cotton?an article bacon- ' lered oalraband of war branso riised In the rebel nee. It is raid that wbon Mr. Bleoker went on board h fortamoath Hbe was Hying the French (lag. This it e statement of tho ease. It might be added that tba Kuan is an Kngltsh vesesl, team screw prapallor, beuga to Hall, and re,'{liters 723 tone. , Is this afCalr nil straight and corrsct, or bare the limits rgjlit been again overstepped by our ovor-ztalou* aofli- 1 rf Wbetber cotton is ar is not contraband of war is a I nation easily settled. Whether any principle of law was . elated by tbe labuau In going or comtngfrora Matamoros, . delaying at the month of tno Rio Grande. Is n <|ueetien tiled by the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Consider- 1 g the matter calmly, I th/nk It will appear to any im. , irtial mind that the seizure of the steamer In question as a blunder, which will cost tbe people cf the United 1 atmc a nice little sum in damages. Bettor not be sa try zealous. Tbe care.* tbe Termlta, which hue Just soil restored, is another example in point. Wo still continue t<> Care arrivals from the bio.leaded >rts. Ou the 2d lost, arrired the schooner Oclavia, ( ora Mobile; an thr 3d Mio schooner Florida, from Pen cotu. en the 0th the tcbeener Warren, from New Oran?, on tho 10th the ncboonar Clara, and yesterday the ' hconer Booth Republic, from Mobile. They, are all ( iry small vessels, the largest being the Senth Republic, II tene. 1 few de>? since there were twenty one cf isre blockade breakers tu port, including balfadoxen samsrr. Savsml hare sines left. Three or four sailed j 1 tuwi un riT.?w*i ri'h iu>. iik , sited States steamer Santiago de Cub*, which arrived re on Monday, mot hav? met some of them. and the < Ltle Clara, from Mobile, must also bave l?een vary close i her powerful enemy Vet, with all those arrivals, wa ?ar l.ltle or no new*, and invariably have to wvt for io Hrjuui beftire wa ran know any tiling with certainty. < You will perceive, by the circular of the house oj Ingram* A Co., which 1 enrkwa, that there is no im- , revement In business with the t inted States, in fact I *re it nothing doing except with ftbgiand aod France, certain claaaee of nilgai* In this respect busmen . re has improved. an av.deuce of which is the unusually Kb rates to whlth freights have advanced and tin . arclty of ve Mis. Po fur the exportation of eugaia title oath if heavier than In ilmsaruo p> rssi last your, and , will throe times tliat of March, 1160 Kit buoge bar it , Kilning Miner. We ha ve nates trom Kt. Iwmlngo to the ftth Inst., but , in ncwa I have aeon does not contains ample item of tare-t < There ar" \ ary ftw vessels of-war in port. The French , canirr Milan will leave m two or three days to pay a sit to New Orleans. The jstving of the streets. under the eye of Mr. dm- ( rod. who 18 a practical engineer of lino ability, it giving , nnense yaiislacti'.n In tiwee street* winch have been ived by him properly h is tpsio up, and the pat pis show uro anxiety to keep the streets clem, they are so proud the fine pavement. Tlie work gins on with a rapidity irfeotly aaionishing to the inuolenl ilabanoros City Iiitcllijgcitce. Jvijgk CplTM, nf Brooklyn, will lecture I his evening (Xintinenial Hell, onrner of Thlrty-rcurth etreot anil ghth avenue, on the "(rime, Maine end Cum of the { ibethon. ' i Tax os Rats.?A Inryo meeting of the hat munufactu. re wae held yesterday, at the oflice of Mew re. Osjori, May, 43 Broadway, for the purpoec of remonstrating ainet tho heavy tax on hatg, as propoee<I in tlm Tax II. A committee, eonrtetmf ol Messrs. Hurlbut, anng and Knox, waa appointed to proceed tp W.ieuiugn to lay the grievances of too hat manufact irers before e (emmlttee of Waye and Meane. , SHEET. An Appeal Aroui Wrtlrrn TriM?Tll? Vuloa Mm Cry LuuUly for Help* TO THE dlMTOB OK Till UKKALll. Wwnnw Trias, inc. 1, 1861. A young friend of mine is uow uii the point of lea\ in j for the North. I entrust him with thi* letter. Should you ever receive it, I would like, ai a special favor (not only to me but to all American citizens), that you wil1 make its contents public. 1 am not a writer, and I sup [wee many mistakes may be lound. but, air, this is mima U>rial; and were I to overlook what I see, I would be fuilty of as much treaaon as the "seceshers" are, for lilence gives consent. Will you call the attention of the administration to that iart of Texas known as Western Texas. Thero lies tlio point of United States operations. Indiaoola, instead o Jalvoston, Saluria and Poiut Isabel, is the point for landing the troops, aad by land through New Mexico. Wt en about to pen this letter memory Hies hack to the inauguration of tho reign of terror in Texas, the ;u-cesser to secession, and the sad recollections of the many crimes and impositions committed upon the cttiisiis of the federal g> vurnment, crowd my brain, and compel me to ask assistance and protection for tho Union rueu -in this portion of the State, and knowing lull well 'te strong influence which your most valuable paper, the Nkw York IIisaij), wields over tlie minds of the American people, caused me to hope that my voioe will be heard, aad a place awarded to the following U rough its columns. It is unnecessary for me to recapitulate the history of secession ia the State of Texas. Suffice it to say that, although a rnaj.i: Ity of the people were opixrsed to it, yet what they could not effect legally, by threats, insults and sneers, it was brought about, and the State shoved off the pale of the federal government by a set of usurpers who claimed to be the representatives ef the people in body legally assembled." Shortly after this the inhabitants of Western Texas found many causes to complain. Its vote had been, in the main, cast for the Union; its frontier was swarming with msrciless Indians, who drove the settler from his home, murdering aud doing ravages as they hovered around him; a large emigration has taken place from Its territory; a direot tax was on its people; its mall facilities were at a stop; and, worse still, the strong arm of the federal government withdrawn And what had It [lone to merit all those deploring calamities? Nothing but being a portion of the Stale of Texas. It found itself attached to a government which claimed a military dictatorship or a beeming monarchy, and with which i. tiad no sympathy, nor could there exist any congeniality >f feeling. Thou enaued the reign of terror. All those who tad remembered that they were freemen, and tied made use of the privileges accorded an Ameri" :ar citizen, and had voted against secession, soon found ihetntcives looked upon as a set of tories, traitors, aboli' ponista, ri|ien allies of Mr. Lincoln, and suchlike, Revived dark hints, heard they were spotted, and were wni'ed upon by committees from dillerent secret orders, tlie Knights of the Golden Circlo, the Texas Rangers and ;he Vigilance Committee making themselves busy in Vrreting out the Union men. They were told to alto their choice?e ther leave their homes, sacrificing til their property, within a certain time, or remain tnd take the consequence?that generally being iwateriol some night, dragged out of bed and hung. The nercbant, the farmer, the mechanic?all loyal citizens, nun who had been taught to love their country, who eared taxation, despised degradation and despotism, vera compelled to soek another home?where they could lml a more congenial atmosphere. This told fearfully tpon the State, both in point of morals and interest. While writing 1 look with reluctance around me, and >ee the effect of secession. What has becomo or that old >usiuesB like aspect and cheerful look that were to be en. countered everywhere before Texas secodod ' It has distppsured?left with freedom?and yet we are not starvng, thanks- be to God for our flnc crops last season. We rave reaped a harvest sufficient to maintain us for the next three years: and if the idea is entertained by the Northern men that they can starve the South it is based on a lack of patriotism, and it is an absurdity, for every, where an extraordinary crop has been made. TheSouthcrners know full well that they are fighting a desperate battle and thoy resort to desperate means. For a time their hopes wfr# concentrated on England; and it was reuerally understood throughout the South a long time before South Carolina turned traitor and seceded, that houtd they have to secede, England would help them to light out their battles and would keep their ports open. For a time they knew not what to make of the Eng. ish government. It had got them to revolutionize [tart of the country, and now it turned its back in them. When they really saw that England's policy iiad been to weaken the United States, and back out 'rom its promises, they threw up ail notions of assist inoc from that quarter, and concluded to light their own rattles and rely ui>on themselves. Then no law that :ould promote their end watr thought too hard or wrong; ind now, by their own works, they have got ths whole country subdued, and no man dares oppose their man. dates or open their minds, and every one capable of bearing irms is a member of some company or belongs to [heir Home Guards. Hut an American citizen is not to >e quieted in this manner; and, though tbo privilege of ipoakiug one's mind is denied, yet secretly they worked; ?ud,sir, let me tell you that there is hardly a man who votod for secession in W estern Texas that docs not repent ol' it; and at the present moment the people of IS'estorn Texas arc as strong for the Union as they were when the vote was taken, and await with iwtience the landing of the United Slates troops to again revolutionize lbe State. When shall that take place? At the time when Texas went out of the Union it was by a very meagre vole, end then the people wore deluded: but the fruitf of secession have long siuoe .1 waken id their eyes and opened their senses. In administering to seeming evils mey nave cuuseu real ones, ana una themselves unable to contend against them. The acts which helped roost to brine them to reaaon were committed by the Knighrn of the Goldea Circle and Rangers, and were truly brutal and (earful, and would haveeauaed wonder to a man reared among a band of thieves or murderer*. Yet we have suffered them, and will continue to do so till the Umted States sends its troops to Wee tent Texas. God grant that it may he toon. 1 cannot write all that 1 would wish, for I know not whether thl* lotter will ever reach you. I could, when writing the above, single out tome instances to corroberate my assertions, but this might fall into the hands of seme enemy of my government, la which case 1 like not to dwell upon the proceedings; but, sir, should it evorbe wanting 1 hind myteir to prove them whenever wanted. Kven the locality from which 1 writs mutt not be known; it-nce the rea on why I have headed my letter in a general way. 1 remain, while awaiting for protection and itrhtanrft In Western Texas, youra truly, JUNIUS. ward off Aldermen. Thin Beard met last evening, President Henry in the ihair. A preamble and resolution were adopted making in I airy as to by what authority the Independent Telegraph ?omp?ny were ereotirg po ee and connecting their wire* mvu itis fiviivo niT|r*)iu. Auiyivu, A communication ?u received from the Ma} #r appointing Mr. William Boyee aa Inspector of Vessels, io ha room of Mr. And row SI ark an Motions to refsr tha iommunication aad to lay It on the tabic ware loit. A communication from the Comptroller tranamitting i list of the cnntracta registered In that department luring the year 1H1 waa received. A communication from the aame department ahowe hat the balance in the City Chamberlain's handle on the l&tb of March waa |3,3?7 ,? 3 9ft. I The tax levy for lfc03,as amended by the Board of jouncllracn, was then taken up. Alderman t.ntrr moved that the Board adhere to ita ormer action. Alderman llano* moved, aa au amendment, that the TcarU recede from ita former action, which war adopted >y e vote of ft to 8 Alderman Bntnv moved to r.mcnr with tho other [knird. uud to adopt tho tax levy as utnemo d. Alderman G*.v?r moved to substitute the Comptroller's binigst for the ordlnanre as amended by the Hiard of I/O inctlmen. Hie AMeriuan atated tlial It waa not his Intention to apply to the utb> r Hoard for their concurrence. Tha Comptroller could t.iko the budget to Albany and procure the peeaage of ?law amla riririg the raning < r the necessary amount for the ute of tho ctty government during the present year After dtreusak? Alderman Oeuet'a re?o lutlon waa adopted On niotrin of tldernian the clerk was directed to transmit arid reaolution to the legislature wilh a re r|ue-t that the nect vary law maybe pared authorising the raising of the m nny. The com noun Ice t.ona and revolutions of the Onmplml. ler. adopted 17 thn Board of Onm llmea, reiatn# to the npnhcatlon of the nnkli g fund to tli? payment of luUrost on the i .?> debt, and to memorialising the l.egiida ture to make provision fur the paynien. of the defence bonus, were concurrod in. Tlir lioard then adjourned to Mondsy next. Tha Korwrglen Ontwsrd W*?n<l. 1'm.TtJlitn, Me., March If, 1*151. The steanoblp sailed from tula p < t at tea Pcleck this morning, for Umdottderry and Liverpeel Accident on the Cemden And Anlu Knilrond. As the 0 A. U. tram from Philadelphia to New Yl was abmt two miles north uf Newtown yesiard morning, the engine, tender, and several cars, wt thrown off the track. The engineer was badly hurt abu the head and face, and aeveral passengers were slight bruised by being thrown from thetr seats The tra was delayed about four hours and a half by the acoider On reacting this city, the passengers collected togethi and passed a resolution thanking the engineer for tie flnnuees with which be stood to bis post, and censurii tho company for allowiug the raii? to be so much out order, thereby endangering the lives of all pursuits wl might travel on that road. Forty-four passenge attached their signatures to the resolution Court Calendar?This Day. Srenrnn Court?Circuit.?Part 1?Nos. 5617, 157 1678,1706,1977, 889, 1160, 1108. 1322,1345,1368, 12 24.1783. 1399, 1868,1464. 435,1106.1316. Comer.'> Plxab?Part l?Noa. 949,497 , 963 , 954 , 80 879, 896, <57, 958, 959,060, 963, 068, 645 , 929. Part 2 Nos, 405, 406, 822, 6U, 629,1814, 647. 462, 470,471, 46 ; 466.591,684.093. Unitch Statbs District Court.?The Admiralty calend. i will be called this morning, and the term devoted , Admiralty causes. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL Monday, March 17?6 P. M. , The Custom House tables of the trade of tl port for the month of February were closed t?, day, and we present our usual comparative stati meats;? lmvortt. m., I860. fW>., 1881. J+0., 186 Knt. for consumption.. .$14,467,040 7,003,399 7,058,17. Ent. for warehouse 1,526,772 3.761,678 3,370,48 Freo goods 3,172,392 3,312,563 3,381.47 Specie 190,176 2,274,067 62.0C Total imports $19,366,389 16,341,697 13,872,14 Withdr'n f'm wareh'e.. 2,338,649 6,781,728 3,466,64 CM.) duties 3,378.048 2,628,736 3,565,06 Export!. Domestic produce $5,699,387 10,236,820 10.078,10 Foreign, dutiable 631,489 429.527 208,76 Foreigu, free 344.994 137,950 49,06 Specie 977,009 1,102.926 8,776,91 Total exports $7,652,879 11,907,283 14,112,84 Total exclusive of spocie 6,676,870 10,804.307 10,336,92 At this time last year Mr. Lincoln had bee nearly a fortnight inaugurated, and his position hun Beeraen unaevermniifu. mc greatest uityuuc ness prevailed in financial and commercial circles though there were many who believed that th political agitations of the day would be overcom without fighting. The repudiation of debts at th South had commenced, and very grave commercia embarrassments and failures had been the result Capitalists were unwilling to lend money, excep on call on the security of undoubted stocks; pa per was very hard of sale; exchange was still so fa below par that there was a profit on the imports tion of gold from Europe; leading securitie were generally considerably lower than they ar at present. The above table shows that the com merce of the country, after nearly a year of war is steadily improving. Our imports kof forcigi goods for February are the heaviest of any moot since the war commenced; and though we hav not yet begun to ship our principal staple?cot ton?in any quantity, we have begun to seai abroad another leading staple?gold?in amount which justify the belief that we shall part with i good deal of it during the summer. On shipments of food, though not so heav as those of the past four months, ar in excess of the previous average, and the openin of navigation will shortly lead to their being it creased. It will be remarked that the receipts lb duties exceed three millions and a half?a ver handsome return for a single month. Congrei might readily secure a revenue of $100,000,00 from customs duties, if the duties upon articles < prime necessity were boldly raised. The countr is going to be prosperous, in spite of the war, an people will buy foreign dry goods and hardwan and tea and coffee, and sugar and hides an spices, whatever the duty is. The aggregate bus ness of the fiscal year 1861-2 will not oompare i unfavorably with past years as has been a] prehended. Up to the present date our in porta are only half those of the correspom inn narimt nf 1RRO-1. &nd on exnorta of snecie onl one-third, our exports of other produce being jexcess of those of the corresponding perk of any other year on record. As the tab shows, both our import trade and our exports coin are increasing. By next July the aggrega will not be so far behind last year as it is i present. The following tables will show the course trade for the eight months which hare elapsed the current fiscal year:? Iwoam. 1860-40. 1800-1. 1801-2 July $27,286.120 24,881,040 14,038,0 August 24.040,601 26,038,864 8,886,0! September 10.843,685 10,200,460 7.305,44 October 13,017,040 10,787.242 8,5 3,7 November 14.806,002 16,421.160 0,081.0' December 18,908,308 21,263.033 0,610.0: January 21,750,673 20,827,411 12.020,8: February 10,360,880 18,341,007 13,872,1' Total, 8 mos... $167,113,702 103,711,402 86,402,81 Kxroute or Domsstk Phwi-cb. July $4,038,066 7,626,718 0,662,71 August 6,150,710 8,012,814 0,66221 September 4,048,012 0,232.031 0.877,9i October 4,752.770 10,007,330 12,004,34 November 6,323.011 11,202,701 14,100,71 December 0,382,172 10,010,046 13,081,4< January 6,200,142 10,277,026 12,053.4' February 6,000,387 10,280.820 10.078,11 Total, I mos.. .$42,402^78 77,227,170 01,800 Sxrwrs er Sracm. ^ July 9io.usi.uiu s^osum ujk August 6.408,783 7,444,813 3.61 BeyCember 8,367,681 8.706 734 16,7/ October 6,344,169 3,104 396 16,0.' November 4,383,133 636,061 4* ,81 Degmber 3,063,139 303,401 866,0: January 863,662 68,894 3 668,3' February 977,099 1,103.926 3,776,0] Total, 8 mos.. .938,648,668 31,773,339 7,423,0/ Cash Duties. July 94,861,244 4,604,066 2,069,6/ August 4,248,010 4,496,348 1,668,6S September 3,908,600 8,086,806 1,643M October 3,318,760 2,632,076 1,673,61 November 3,167,164 1,794,748 1,661,31 December 3,848,888 1,171,863 3,384,84 January 3,899,166 3,069,303 3,841,61 February 8,878,048 3,638,786 8,644,0/ Total, 8 mos.... 936,696,360 23,336,788 16,044,87 To-day's bank statement compares as follow with that of last week:? Week _ ending Leant. Specie. Circulation. DtpnciU Mar. 8.9133,066,148 30,436,644 6,869,306 103.716,71 Mar. 16. 180.622,776 80,778,060 6,904,806 100.294,7C D?r.. $2,432,37- ? ? ?,??, m toe... ? 890,400 M,MO The decrease of loans is rather unexpected, as i was understood that the banks had ceased aellin United States sixes. It proves that they contino to dispose of their government securities?size and seven-thirties?to the public, and, as the pric remunerates them handsomely, it is reaaonabl they should do so. They have increased their mei cantile discounts since last week. The specie r* serve continues to swell. It is now ver nearly $:il,000,000, which in the flash times pre vious to the war was considered a very haudsom reserve. The moment the rebellion is suppresse 1 lie legal tender "clause of the Treasury note ac can be repealed, and the banks will be in a poet tion to resume immediately. Money works easily at 6 per cent on call, and < a 7 for first class mercantile paper. The bank arc taking ft good deal of paper which lias bee. heretofore sold at discount bouses. E.xt.hiiiige opened very weak this morning, bn closed with more strength. Homo leading banker sold early in the day at 111%, but refused that bit later in th# afte rnoon. Franca are quoted .1.1)5 i 5.10 for bankers' bills. (Sold fell off to 101% i % this morning, but rallied to 101% bid in the ai trrnoon. It seems probable that the increase o our imports, and the cons -quent d.uuand for gob for export, v ill as <t another bull movement it the pro. iotts metal, espcc.Jly as the present prioi is so low that the operators will not risk much lia*>e neve, shared the beliof, so commonly nter tii.n d, that po'd ould ride at ten perccstprs miuu; ifl cunscq. :n o of tne Treasury Bote ianw

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